if it's friday, we're hitting the halfway mark in the first 100 days. tonight, a new report says at least 15 million people will lose coverage under the gop obama carrey placement. so what's the rush? >> this is the time we're going to get it done. >> is the act now sales pitch really the right way to go? plus state of play. whatever happened to rex tillerson? why this secretary of state appears increasingly powerless. whose foreign policy is it anyway? and how the job's report evolved into a roar shock test. >> may have been phony if the past, but it's very real now. >> this is mtp daily and it starts right now. good evening, i'm katie tur in new york. in for chuck todd. welcome to mtp daily. it's halftime in trump's america. welcome today 50 of the first 100 days of donald trump's
presidency. and buckle up, because the biggest stories of the first 50 days will probably be the biggest stories of the next 50. there's the chaos over what happens to your health care. there's the cloud of russia kwhb hangs over this white house and gets stranger by the day. there's a white house battling a crisis of confidence and credibility among a constant flow of conspiracy theories. we got another one today. and amid the upheaval, we've got two parties with dualing identity crisis in the age of trump. there was no shortage of headlines on any big stories today, and we're going to have all the latest developments throughout the hour. but we begin tonight with a health care brawl that took a dramatic turn today. president trump huddled today at the white use. where he warned of a health car armageddon. this year, if weary republicans don't fall in line. >> 17 would be a disaster for
obamacare. that's the year it was meant to explode. because obama won't be here. that was when it was supposed to be. as bad as it is now, it'll get even worse. >> is anyone taking this stuff seriously anymore? you can bet at least a big trump's base is taking it seriously, because trump said it. and that is potentially going to make life difficult for some republicans who oppose the president's health care plan. mr. trump's statements come after a brookings institute analysis predicted that the nonpartisan congressional budget office will likeliest mat that at least 15 million people will lose coverage.
>> keep in mind, cbo, they've said a lot of things that were wrong about obamacare. >> look at what the cbo's record is on obamacare. it's vastly off. i think they projected 20 million people to be on obamacare this year. i believe the number is 12. >> i'm joined now by douglas, he ran the congressional budget office. he was also president bush's chief economists and a policy director for john mccain's presidential campaign. thank you very much for joining me. the president said that obamacare was always meant to explode in 2017 after he left office. why should anybody be taking this stuff seriously anymore? >> well, i think the recent trends are in fact troubling. we've seen the enrollments come in short of where anyone hoped. we saw fewer signed up. the premiums have been rising dramatically. and we've seen insurers departing the marketplaces at increasing rates where we have five states with one insurer and one-third with only one choice. that's not the picture that one
would want in a healthy insurance market and it makes one worry what it would look like if it was left on autopilot. >> if you look at where we are, a change of direction is essential. >> can you call this plan as it currently stands a conservative plan? and sky that because it still has three legs to that stool, that obamacare was based off of. penalty if you don't sign up for insurance. prohibition of preexisting conditions. and subsidies to help people get coverage. so given all of that, can this really be called a repeal of
obamacare? >> certainly it repeals the nature of the subsidies that were under the affordable care act. repeals the medicaid expansion that was president under the affordable care act. it is limited in what it can do by the fact it's being done with the special reconciliation rules. i think members of both the house and senate are increasingly recognizing that that gives it some imperfections they're always going to like and accept for now and move on and try to fix in the future. but, when you look at the structure of this bill, it is far from the top down one size fits all approach that was under the affordable care act. it is one that centralizing effectively to this day saying gives them the lead in tailoring health care to their populations. and it's one that actually accepts the fact that individuals can make decisions for themselves dhuz purchase and maintain continuous coverage and thus improve isn't the insurance markets. >> do you believe this can one, pass the house and the senate? >> yes. and the reality is that the
folks in the house and the senate are learning the tough reality of governing. you don't have the luxury of voting no against something that's not perfect. they are all going to in the end cast yes votes for things they do not like and would love to see be different. that's further constrained as i mentioned reconciliation, but there's an imperative they get to 218 votes in the house. 51 votes in the senate, the route says that's narrow and hard, but if they don't do it, they're going to have to run in 2018 without the record of accomplishment of having controlled the house, the senate, and the white house, and not repeal and replace the affordable care act. i believe that's something that will be so unpalettable, they'll get the votes. >> aren't they going to have to get 60 votes in in the snar if this? >> this is special reconciliation procedures. only a simple majority. there are things that they would like to do that will require 60, and you're heard the speaker of the house talk about a three phrase approach. they come back and try to get
eight democrats on board for the senate for further reforms that would improve the performance. >> that is my question. do you believe there are democrats that will say yes to this ultimately? >> this bill. i don't think there's any expectation that democrats are on board. they've been very clear how they're going to oppose regardless of the substance. the question is, wungs this is passed, it's law of the land. will they want to try to make things work better or will they continue just to oppose for the sake of opposing? >> so i know you haven't seen the cbo rating yet. nobody's seen it yet, you did work for the cbo. talk to me about where you expect this law to land in terms of it's rating and if it doesn't cover more people and if it doesn't lower costs, is that something that house republicans are going to have to go back and fix? are they going to push past and say we don't think the cbo rating is as reliable as the democrats might claim. >> the cbo's main job is to taxes and cash coming in,
spending going out of the treasury. to satisfy the requirements of this reconciliation procedure, the bill must save $2 billion over the next ten years. that's what cbo is going to say yes or no on monday. how many will take up the subsidies, how many in the medicaid programs? and they'll have supplemental information about coverage. i fully expect there to be a vigorous debate about those coverage numbers. in part because if you look back at the that, there were different coverage numbers. and the cbos weren't the ones closest to the marks. we're just going to revisit what is an old research debate about the effectiveness of government policies in helping health insurance markets work better. >> douglas, thank you for coming in.
it is not a rosy picture he's painting of the debate that's going on right now in congress, molly. >> i think it is a little bit rosy. from what i understand, the house and -- republicans in the house and senate are in a pretty chaotic mode right now about all of this. there's a lot of the republican cause k in the house, this was sort of -- shfs sprung on them. this wasn't a process where it was really hashed out behind the scenes and they had a chance to have input before it was presented. so now it's sort of a with us or against us situation. a lot of the senators still
haven't had a chance. so, i think it's very much a work in progress. there is a lot of doubts about it. it very well could get through, but i wouldn't say it's a sure thing. >> many of your conversations at any point in this process, do you see any democrats deciding, you know, what, i think we've got to get on board with this. we have to figure out thousand fix the issues that might exist with obamacare. and it's the situation where we've got to do something or we might lose the entire bill. >> i don't think -- i think it would be hard to see a democrat come out and support this bill. mainly because i've been on the phone with experts today talking about this idea that they see it as something that is giving tax credits to the wealthy and really hurting the middle class and for people who really rely on medicaid. so this idea is that dollar lot of -- i would say liberal think tanks putting out studies and their own numbers saying this is going to be a bad thing for most of working class people around the country. i can't imagine the democrats coming on board.
>> i don't think there is a set timeline. i think trump is trying so set the political condio for the passage of the american health care act. the ryan bill. and one of the big developments this week, katie, has been that the president in fact is invested in pushing this bill. and i think that will be the difference maker that will certainly get it across the line in the house. whether it gets passed in the senate is another question. >> molly, you were on the campaign trail quite a bit, i saw you out there. you heard, i'm sure, the president while he was campaigning make these statements that said that he wanted to have youmpbs sal health care. he wanted everybody to be covered and that -- even though it wasn't popular with republicans needed to happen. he wasn't going to let people die on the streets. this plan doesn't seem like it's going to be one that will offer universal health care.
>> before the inauguration, he said it was going to be a plan that covered everybody and republicans sort of have taken that and massaged it into a promise of access for everybody. i think it's going to be hard to score. i think the in defense of trump he might say that in a negotiation you always have to stake out a position. and then come in from there. what aut thousand specifically affected trump voters? the kizer family foundation analysis of this loss, fewer subsidies for older americans, and rural americans. those are two key donald trump voting blocks. we saw this bear out on november 9th. trump won voters over 65, and he
won rural voters. this negatively affects those voters. does he risk losing the political capital he has with those voters for not only congress and those who are up for reelection in 2018, but for a potential reelection bid of his own in 2020. matthew. >> he does. and that's why it's important that he follow through in this idea of health reform in phases. this bill is basically a place setter. it says we're going shift away from the obamacare model and we're going to move tword a more center right model of health reform. it's important that trump follow through with some of the other reforms that he called for on the campaign trail, including the critical reform of being able to shop for your insurance across state lines. >> stay with us. we'll get to you later in the hour. coming up though, what did the president know about former national security advisor michael flynn's connection to turkey? we'll look at the conflicting messages from team trump and monday-will air a special town
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welcome back. the trump administration is facing more questions about connections between their sphere and foreign governments today. dismissed national security advisor michael flynn registered with the justice department this week as a foreign agent. the designation comes after lobbying work done between august and november that may have aided the turkish government. today the ap reported that the trump transition was told flynn likely needed to register as a foreign agent before taking a national security role. former transition team official told nbc's stephanie rule that flynn's work was in fact known. >> it's all public disclosures. so the transition office was aware of this, just like we were aware of previous people who were in the lobbying industry who are now in the
administration. >> today white house press secretary sean spicer said the president wasn't aware of flynn's work and foreign agent registration is a personal matter. >> there was no disclosure at the time. the sburd on the individual to seek the legal advice of personal expertise to decide what they have to file and not. this was a personal matter, it's a business matter, it's not something that would be appropriate for a government entity to give someone guidance on when they should file as a private citizen. >> senator chris murphy of connecticut joins me now. senator, thank you, first off. vice president mike pence called flynn's dismissal and the news of this -- an affirmation of flynn's dismissal, what would you call it? >> well, listen, sean spicer's job is hard because the hits keep on coming every single day. you know what it appears that the trump administration is absolutely determined to get michael flynn into this
position. and they may have ignored a vice that he had been a foreign agent. he had been lobbying on behalf of the turkish government right up until and after the election and the question is why, why was it so important to the trump administration to get someone who had this kind of thin experience on the diplomatic stage. who had these kind of existing connections to foreign governments in the white house? >> we have to find out. >> this only raises more questions about everybody else in the trump administration. and peter alexander asked just that question of sean spicer earlier today at the white house press briefing.
let's take a listen to it. >> does this raise concerns there are other members of this administration or others that served in the transition that were or are currently lobbying on behalf of current governments that may be advising the president of the united states? >> look. i think we trust people to fill out the appropriate forms that they need to. and in this case -- and the president acted accordingly and made the right call then. >> i was speaking with iowa congressman steve king earlier. and he said that mybe he wasn't vetted appropriately. he raise questions about the vetting process within the trump administration. this is coming from steve king who is -- i know you know, a real supporter of donald trump. so if he's not confident in this, how does anybody else in congress feel confident that the administration has appropriately vetted everybody that they put in positions of high power. >> they haven't vetted these people, and they're not interested in vetting these
people. i mean, i just think we're dealing with a fundamentally different set of expectations that used to be that you would find out if someone had massive conflicts of interest before they were put into positions of power. off offer is tishs business deals with syria and iran. so, it's just a different game today. e conflicts of interest are okay in this administration. and that tone clearly is set from the top, a president who every day is working with big massive conflicts of interest himself. >> do you trust your colleagues in the intelligence committee to get this done and any investigation into what happened during the election with russia and what could have happened between the trump campaign and russia. if there is anything there, do
you trust your colleagues to get that done in a bipartisan way? >> is to make their investigations as real and comprehensive as possible. but, you know, i've been very open in my belief that ultimately, we need either an independent commission with full subpoena power or a special prosecutor because, i worry that republicans who control those two committees will shut down the inveigation if it gets close to the truth. now, i think every day, those intelligence investigations have gotten broader and gotten more comprehensive. and so i i appreciate the fact that republicans so far seem to understand the gravity of this moment, but, you know, they control that process, and ultimately, i think this has to be nonpolitical. that's probably the only way to guarantee that we find out whether the trump campaign was openly coordinating with the russians during the election. >> let's leave russia on the back burner for a moment and talk about the other news story
that's dominating capitol hill. and that's the replacement health care bill proposed by the gop. there's a lot of end fighting among the republican party about what goes into it. why aren't the democrats, given everything that's going on, proposing their own version of an amendment to the obamacare? they're on fix. >> the exchanges to reducing support to make sure that sicker patients don't cost insurance companies so much money they walk away. we've had plenty of ideas that have been on the table to try to make this law better. the fact of the matter is, republicans have zero, zero interest in working with democrs. the reason that they are rushing
through this bill in the middle of the night is because they know it's bad. they know that it's going to kick millions of people off insurance drive costs up for older americans and everyone else. they are going to do with this with the republican votes only. they have no interest in working with democrats. if they do, miraculously come to their senses and decide to make this bill better, we've got a pretty long list already of ways in which we can perfect this law rather than throw the entire health care market into chaos. >> i know you've got a long list. why not actually propose your own legislation to combat the republican legislation? >> well, i think that that's probably a good proposal and i'd be happy to do it. happy to outline all the ways in which i think we can make the legislation better, but, you know, right now, they haven't shown any willingness to work with democrats. that piece of legislation would be a messaging document. it would be dead on arrival. our job right now is to work on
showing the american public how disastrous this health care plan would be. the question is not whether a democratic proposal is going to become law right now. the question is whether this specific republican plan is going to become law. and so, our attention has to be trained on how bad this would be for people on medicaid, for older americans, for seniors, the millions of people who would lose coverage, we need to be focussing on their plan because they're trying to rush it through and it get it done. >> senator chris murphy of connecticut, thank you for joining me, sir, and happy weekend to you. >> thanks katy.
>> given the fact that it was in the news at the time. is that going to -- is that going to fly? >> i mean, in some ways if it's so obvious that you have this letter and you have news reports, i don't know if it's going to fly. now of course, the administration can say, you know, we weren't aware of exact details of it, we weren't aware of what was going on, but at the end of the day, i think you had someone in mike flynn that had a lot of question marks and someone they continued to still push through and ultimately hired. i think at the end of the day, it's not going to fly and that the people are going to be wondering why they made this decision and of course, as we know, it was a disastrous decision in some ways because he was forced to resign. just a couple days, i should say a few days after he started his job. >> matthew. when asked about the vetting process, sean spicer said that folks fill out applications, and seem to compare to getting advice, flynn getting advice from lawyers is someone getting advice about their taxes.
not being aware or being aware of flynn's affiliation to turkey, and then just kind of brushing it aside? >> well the world of registering as a foreign agent is very murky and the law is pretty unclear and rarely enforced. so, i could see how the white house might not have been aware that this was part of general flynn's business. i would say that, you know, flynn spent about one month on the job. had he not resigned over misrepresenting himself to the vice president, he'd probably be forced to resign because of this story. after two months on the job. so either way, mike flynn probably wasn't going to be national security advisor for very long. >> what about the fact that donald trump has still made those claims that he was
wiretapped by president obama? it's been a week since he's made that claims. offered no evidence. no congressman steve king a little bit earlier today with me, said that he believes that donald trump is still being wiretapped. take a listen. >> what we do suspect strongly is that general flynn was wire too. ed. we believe that president trump was wiretapped in his conversation, wiretapped in his conversation with the president of mexico. wiretapped again in his conversation with the prime minister of australia.
and. >> and it certainly isn't the first time that donald trump has heard and repeated a conspiracy theory. he did it repeatedly after the campaign. he did it after he was inaugurated with the assertions about massive illegal voting. in the election and then in new hampshire. so, you know, at this point, i'm not particularly phased by donald trump repeating a conspiracy theory for which there is no evidence in whic in all likelihood is not true. but if the congress can come up with some evidence for it, then maybe we will find out that he got lucky. >> and remember, sean spicer was asked if donald trump has the evidence, which he says he has, why not just give it to congress? they say it's a separation of powers issue. anyway, stick around, we'll come back to you ahead. also coming up ahead, a diminished state. is secretary of state rex tillerson being sidelined by the trump administration? stay tuned. just like the people who own them,
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been left out of meetings with foreign leaders. just yesterday, the state department's acting spokesperson, a holdover from the obama administration, said the state department was unaware that the mexico foreign minister was in washington. the foreign minister didn't meet with tillerson instead he met with the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, and gary cone, the president's chief exec advisor at the white house. tillerson has not had a press briefing and bringing reporters on his upcoming trip to asia yex week. a huge bre in the norm. white house press secretary sean spicer was asked about that at the briefing today. >> suppress being invited to that trip, they're traveling commercially, there is a press logistics component to make sure they can get everywhere. >> the answer is the plane that the secretary is taking doesn't accommodate that. they have made accommodations for members of the press to cover everything.
>> we should point out he was also asked in that question if the secretary of state has been given the flexibility to craft foreign policy and sean spicer chose not to answer that portion of the question. so let me bring in my colleague andrea mitchell, our unruly chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of andrea mitchell reports. she's been leading the charge in trying to get tillerson to answer a question or two, maybe one even, and at every chance she can, every press opportunity, press photo op that she can. andrea, so spicer's blaming the fact that the press can't go on the plane with secretary tillerson as a cost saving measure on the face of it, that might seem legit. >> no. it isn't. the secretary of state flies on a -- military brand of the 757, we have flown on that plane since 1996. before that, it was the 707, every secretary of state uses the same plane, unless there is a short trip or some other trip
where they take the military equivalent of the gulf stream jet. on this, he is going to asia on the gulf stream. which is, i guess the way he's used to traveling as a former chief executive of an oil company, but there never has been a trip of this nature. no secretary has ever take an long trip without generally 13 to 15 reporters. still photographers, the basic press pool has always traveled with the sec tars of state going back to henry and before that. >> and every news organization we should also point out pays quite a bit of money for those seats. so it's not as if we're just getting a free ride when we get on those planes. >> we help pay the cost of the plane actually by the extra costs that they put on us. willingly, it's part of a free press. there is something more than just a trip involved here. the state department is the beacon of press freedom around the world. the message now to china in particular when he gets to beijing is the press freedom
doesn't matter. up until now, secretaries of state have made -- have made it a key demand that our press corps gets into the meetings, there be press conferences. that there be access for the media, both from the u.s. and from other countries. everywhere that the secretary of state goes. so, a key component of foreign policy is being undercut by this. >> it shouldn't come as a surprise coming from an administration that repeatedly calls news organizations that report negative news about them fake news and calls us the enemy of the people. but let's leave that aside for a moment andrea and talk about tillerson as the head of -- as the secretary of state. it looks like he's being sidelined from all appearances. they didn't even know that the mexican foreign minister was in town. he hasn't had a press conference. sean spicer dodged whether he's able to craft foreign policy. from your experience, your vast experience, what do you make of this? >> well, there may be a close relationship between tillerson
and the president. we don't know that. he's the kind of guy that the president would respect. he's fwhj charge of something, the largest company in the largest energy company in the borld, private energy company in the world. so he knows his stuff. but he doesn't have a deputy. he's leaving for asia, angela merkel is coming to washington. there's no state department person of any high rank at the table in any of these meetings. and the fact that the foreign minister of mexico is in washington and did not have an boimt his counterpart, the foreign minister, our secretary of state is extraordinary. there've been a lot of other trips, bond, mexico when there were foreign leaders in washington, and he and that's unavoidable. usually there is a deputy. no undersecretaries. he's just appointed or nominated -- we expect the nomination of john huntsman to be the ambassador to rush. he will be the fourth nominee to be an ambassador.
hundreds of posts are not filled. this is becoming a real problem. >> one last question when it comes to who's actually in control here. who has the power in this case? dad of the whington post wrote an op-ed talking about tillerson essentially gettin sidelined and leaving open steve bannon to fill the role of the foreign policy advisor in donald trump's ear. and he's of course described himself as an economic nationalist. if he's running foreign policy, how worrisome is that to career diplomats. >> a lot. and you would know this better than i having covered the trump campaign from start to finish. you know all of these players, it seems to me from the state department perspective certainly and covering foreign policy, and this administration now, that steve bannon and jared kushner, who is going to have the portfolio for the middle east negotiations have a lot more to say than the secretary of state. >> julia, having a report --
writing a report about the state department i think last week saying that sources in there all saying out loud that jared kushner is the one that they believe can do everything in the administration. andrea mitchell, unruly andrea mitchell, thanks for being here and join megaon this friday. >> thank you. ahead of the lid, what the hits runs and errors of president trump's first 50 days in office tell us about the next 50 days. you're watching mtp daily, stay tuned. ♪ ♪ ♪ everyone deserves attention, whether you've saved a lot or just a little. at pnc investments, we believe you're more than just a number. so we provide personal financial advice for every retirement investor.
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welcome back. 50 days into donald trump's presidency and it of course is way too early to start debating trump's legacy. but right now, better or worse, he is the twitter president. president trump has tweeted more than 260 times since inauguration day. that's an average of 36 tweets per week. 157 of those tweets have had exclamation points. and what time do you think you have to log in to catch the president tweeting? usually between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. the average time for aorning tweet is about 8:22 a.m. and those word cloud shine light on just what the president tweets about. the most popular topics on the set from an iphone, jobs, women, americans, investment, note that the iphone is allegedly controlled by his staff. and the most popular words from his tweet sent via an android, allegedly president trump's own
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there's a lot of to talk about why exactlyse e-mails from the dnc were leaked and who leaked them and whether they were acting on behalf with the trump campaign. what does it mean, molly, to have this sort of at mission to come out from roger stone? >> we don't know. this confirms what a lot of people suspected because there was at one point a suspicious tweet during the campaign from roger stone saying a revelation is coming that would end the hillary clinton campaign. i believe it was an advance of assange comment. roger stone traffics in conspiracy theories about the
clintons. > . he has a book about how lbj killed kennedy. >> let's move on to the hits ask miss of the last 50 days. gentlem yamiche, you were saying donald trump has done a good job of delivering on his campaign promises. >> if you think about the promises, those things they has been clear about. the budget so far has not said he is going to make changes to social security and medicare. the things he has up and arms are the things he said on the campaign trail. whether or not he can bring back jobs or help the supporters on
medicaid who may lose covering, may d up backfiring in some ways. but the idea is that in some of these things he is looking as if they said he is going to do what he said he was going to do. >> you said the biggest accomplishment for the president is strong consumer market. these are gains being made off of changes that i was able to accomplish during my administration. >> that's what he would say. the market has taken off since the election and that's because the wall street and the business community is excited about the deregulatory aspect of the trump agenda and the business tax side. i think trump has a good kple
going into office. he is continuing to expand it but what goes up goes down. >> molly, you compare it to this frenzy is it changing t d.c., o is it changing trump. ? >> color within the line. he has been able to do the things that republicans on capitol hill agree with like appointing a deregulatory cabinet. he has not been able to do anything that the republicans don't want him to do. that would be test. after break, playing the numbers game with the jobs report. stay with us.
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>> all fiction. >> i would say it's 90%. >> today the president was singing a different tune. he ref theed the numbers this morning. great again, plus 235,000. white house press secretary marked the president's change of heart in briefing earlier day. >> i talked to the president prior to this. they may have been phony in the past but it's real now. >> like donald trump trump democrats applaud it, but give the credit to the predecessors. check back with us later. that's all. we'll be back with monday "mtp
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