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this whole mist, but at least we're starting to get more clarity about the right questions to ask. maybe soon we'll get answers. that's it for tonight. we'll see you tomorrow. travel ban blocked. even with changes president trump's executive director says they have been put on hold. plus, paul ryan's retreat. the speaker of the house now admitting the gop's health care plan has to change if it's going to pass the house. and a daring escape all caught on camera. a woman from alabama jumps from a car telling police she was kidnapped. now authorities are searching for the suspect. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, march 16th. i am ayman mohyeldin alongside
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casey hunt and louisberg do ber here in new york. president trump's travel ban has been put on hold. u.s. district judge derek watson said the 90 day pause on issuing visas from six muslim majority countries is religious. he told fox news that the new travel ban would have the same effect as the old one. at a rally in nashville president trump was defiant. >> a judge has just blocked our executive order on travel and refugees coming into our country from certain countries. this ruling makes us look weak which, by the way, we no longer
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are, believe me. this is a watered down version of the first one. this is a watered down version, and let me tell you something, i think we ought to go back to the first one, and go all the way, which is what i wanted to do in the first place. >> meanwhile, the department of justice writes in part the president's executive order falls squarely within his lawful authority in seeking to protect our nation's security and the department will continue to defend this particular executive order in the courts. for the first time the house speaker is acknowledging there will have to be changes to the plan he's sketched out with the white house if it's going to make sweeping changes to health care in america. >> we have been working hand in glove with the administration on this agenda starting with this health care plan because we made a promise, we made a promise to all-americans if elected we will repeal and replace obamacare. we're getting feedback from various members on how we can improve the bill. now that we have the score we
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know exactly what we're dealing with. we can incorporate feedback to improve the bill and refine the bill. those kinds of conversations are occurring between the white house, the house and the senate. it's premature to get into those things. >> the house has put forward a plan to repeal and replace obamacare based on the principles i outlined. we're going to arbitrate, all get together, we're going to get something done. remember this, if we didn't do it the way we're doing it, we need 60 votes so we'd have to get the democrats involved. they won't vote no matter what we do, they're not going to vote. so we're doing it a different way, a complex way, it's fine. the end result is you have phase 1, phase 2, phase 3. it's going to be great. it's going to be great. and then we get on to tax reductions, which i like. >> joining us now from capitol hill, reporter for the hill, molly hooper. molly, last night there was another moment. i want to show it to you. conservative republicans again
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drawing a line in the 157sand e after they met with the vice president. take a look. >> we're confident that there are not the votes to modify this current bill to make it acceptable to conservatives and moderates alike and ultimately, as i've shared before, there is only one factor that we are going to be judged by and that is does it lower insurance premiums for the people that we serve. >> i brought them copies of "the art of the deal" because i think we are in the pre-negotiation stage but i don't think there will be meaningful negotiation unless it becomes apparent that the house bill cannot pass. that is what i am hoping happens because i do not believe the house bill will lower insurance premiums. conservatives want a seat at the table and we don't want obamacare lite. people are saying we ran on this house leadership bill. we didn't. >> based on that outfit it appears rand paul was heading
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out for dinner. molly, my question for you, where is speaker ryan? where does he go from here? >> he has to negotiate. that's the whole art of the deal. i don't know if you heard this from members up on capitol hill, but in my conversations, particularly with conservatives, they cite "art of the deal" more times than i've heard it mentioned over the last decade. the one thing the conservatives are holding on to is the fact that now we have a chief negotiator in the white house and they're trying to go, you know, behind the republican leadership's backs or in front for that matter because they just go to the white house and they're trying to negotiate differences that will get them to yes on this measure. rand paul, which is interesting, he's sort of the chief instigator from the senate side this go around. last time in 2013 it was then -- well, it was current senator ted cruz, but we're seeing rand paul really, you know, try to light a fire under these house conservatives saying hold out for more.
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and there's a number of conservatives, three to four on the budget committee, which is set to meet today to take up this legislation on the house side, the house budget committee, and it will be very interesting to see how they vote on the measure. if the republicans lose one or two votes, rand paul says that's the way the conservatives can reassert themselves but if, in fact, the republicans stick together and the budget is unanimous in the way it has been in the ways and means committee and energy and commerce, that's a different story entirely. >> thank you for being here. coming up on "morning joe" we're going to hear directly from two of the bill's most vocal critics. rand paul and mark meadows with where things stand now. coming up later on "morning joe." it has been 12 days since president trump accused his predecessor of illegally wire tapping his headquarters which president obama has denied, and law enforcement and intelligence officials have not commented on.
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in an interview with fox news with tucker carlson the president said why he leveled the allegation from his florida estate and brought in the definition of what would be his evidence promising more developments in the days ahead. >> how did you find out? you said i just found out. how did you learn about that? >> i've been reading things. january 20th, "the new york times" article, where they were talking about wire tapping. there was an article, they used that exact term. i read other things. i watched your friend brett bair the day previous when he was talking about certain very complex sets of things happening and wire tapping. i said, wait a minute, there's a lot of wire tapping being talked about. i've been seeing a lot of things. for the most part i'm not going to discuss it because we have it before the committee and we will be submitting things before the committee very soon that hasn't been 134submitted as of yet. >> you're the president, you
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have the ability to gather all the evidence you want. >> i do. i think frankly we have enough right now. if you watched the brett bair and what he was saying and what he was talking about and how he mentioned the word wire tap, you would feel very confident that you could mention the name. he mentioned it. and other people have mentioned it. but if you take a look at some of the things written about wire tapping and eavesdropping. when i say wire tapping, those words were in quotes. wire tapping is pretty old-fashioned stuff. that covers surveillance and many other things. and nobody ever talks about the fact that was in quotes but that's a very important thing. we will be submitting certain things and i will be perhaps speaking about this next week, but it's right now before the committee and i think i want to leave it there. i have a lot of confidence in them. >> why not wait? >> i think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks. >> the feds have identified two russian intelligence agents and
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hackers accused of arranging the massive attack of yahoo! accounts back in 2014. for the first time russian spies are being criminally charged by the u.s. government. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more. >> reporter: it was one of the largest data breaches whatever. >> yahoo! is dealing with a massive security breach. >> yahoo! claimed it was done by a state sponsored actor. >> reporter: the massive cyber attack made off with 500 million user accounts information. now the justice department said it was out of here, the successor to the kgb and run by the russian unit charged with investigating cyber crimes. >> the involvement of fsb officers with law enforcement capabilities makes this much more egregious. >> reporter: pe accused them of the attack.
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one of the hackers, a canadian, was arrested in toronto. the other three charged are in a russia. the u.s. asked the russians to arrest them but that's not likely. the russians were in it for intelligence. rush han journalists and politics and u.s. diplomats and government officials including unnamed obama white house employees. the hackers were in it for the money and allowed to exploit credit card numbers and other data they stole to launch fraud schemes. cyber experts say russia is depending more on hackers to do the dirty work. >> the hackers have better skills, better technology and better training. second, it gives the russian intelligence agencies plausible viability. >> reporter: no decisions have been made about whether and how to retaliate. the u.s. could kick out russian diplomats as happened in december or impose more economic sanctions as it has already over ukraine. matt lauer asked u.n. ambassador
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nikki haley about this and meddling in the election. >> what should the president do? >> take it seriously. we should never trust russia. >> law enforcement officials say this new case has no bearing on influencing the presidential election. for the first time this morning we're hearing the president react to the release of his 2005 tax return first released nights on msnbc. >> i don't know where they got it. this guy's been following me for 25 years. you know, he's not much. and i don't know. i have no idea where they got it, but it's illegal and you're not supposed to have it and it's not supposed to be leaked. and it's certainly not an embarrassing tax return at all but it's an illegal thing. they've been doing it. they've done it before and i think it's a disgrace. >> the president also claimed that he actually made $250
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million back in 2005. still ahead, must-see video. 25-year-old individuwoman jumpse trunk of a car. plus the field of 64 is now set. we have highlights from last night's first four match-ups. those stories and a check on the weather when we come right back. this is the story of green mountain coffee and fair trade, told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's take a trip to la plata, colombia.
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welcome back. an update to a story we first brought you earlier this week. the death toll from a landslide at a massive garbage dump outside ethiopia's capital has risen dramatically to 113 after several days of searching. the mayor says the search and rescue effort will soon be complete and an investigation into the cause of the accident
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will start. the country's observing three days of mourning for the victims who were mostly women and children. the city has moved more than 350 residents from the landfill. all right. back here in alabama police are searching for a suspect after surveillance video caught a woman escaping from the trunk of a car. according to the nbc affiliate in birmingham, the woman told police she was forced into her own car but an armed robber. her escape was caught on camera and it's incredibly dramatic. we're going to show you the video. nbc's cal perry. when you look at the video, it is pretty harrowing to see that video unfold. >> dramatic video and dramatic story. police are asking for help. this all started about 10:00 p.m. when this 25-year-old woman was coming floem work. she was robbed from her house and then put in the trunk of her car. in the striped shirt there, that's the suspect. he's at that atm with her atm card and at this point you're going to see the gas station manager come over. he said he knew something was
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wrong, that this man was fumbling with the atm machine. he was clearly getting agitated. he said, quote, he was not right. there was something going on with him. it looked like he had a pistol in his pocket. the gas station owner in the sweater, the suspect in the striped clothes. when the suspect goes outside he hops back in the car. this is her car, the 25-year-old woman who was robbed. as he's pulling away, that's when she decides to make her mistake. it's obvious the trumg of the car wasn't latched properly and here she comes. if we go to this third video she runs into the gas station. the gas station owner helps her shelter from the robber who, again, police are still looking for. we can put a picture of him up now. if anyone knows this man, if anyone has seen this man, birmingham police are who they want you to call. let's get a check on your weather with nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> no one wants to hear what i have to say. >> it is just cold. i don't want to hear it.
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>> i don't want to hear it. if you're in the east, you've been complaining about the cold, the northeast, areas recovering from the snowstorm, you'll have until probably middle of the next week before any significant warmup, just the way it is. so cold. we've had huge waves up in the great lakes. i have to show you the picture. this is a light house in lake erie. the waves have been crashing over the top of it. it is just encased in ice at the time. it looks cool. now it looks majestic, doesn't it? as far as the temperatures go this morning, it is frigid, not just in the east, all the way down to the southeast, all the way down to north florida. 50 million people waking up to freeze warnings this morning. we did hit 29 degrees in jacksonville, florida. this is about as cold as it gets. it normally gets this cold two or three times all winter, let alone the middle of march. it's like a warm february where the southeast saw beautiful weather, flowers, pollen, everything was out early. now we're killing a lot of it unfortunately. let's get into today. the southeast, you're going to
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warm up with some sunshine. this is colder than it should be. 54 in birmingham, 56 in savannah. 35 in new york city. some of the roads will get a little bit better. this upcoming weekend does not look to be a big warmup. if anything, we're going to get more snow in some areas of the northeast. boston, 37, 37, 36. that's it. chicago recovers nicely by sunday. atlanta, you're going to be okay in the 60s. temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below average. here's the latest snowfall forecast. this is not what you want to see. this is through saturday. more snow in pennsylvania and it looks like areas possibly in northern new jersey that just picked up 30 inches of snow have a chance for another couple of inches, too. you guys get the picture. the misery index is high especially the northeast. it may not be until the end of next week that we start to see some warmth. >> bill, always our good news corresponde correspondent. thank you for that. all the action from the second night of march madness.
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than 6:30 to play and never looked back. sophomore forward beeny boatwright scored 24 points. he was on fire. southern cal move on to beat smu. uc davis gets a win in its first ever tournament game beating north carolina central. n.c. central had chances to tie the game but were undone by some poor shooting on their part. the aggies advance to play the top seed kansas on friday. that's going to be a tough one. with the field of 64 now set, this is your last chance to fill out a tournament bracket before the first round tips off this afternoon. for those disappointed about not receiving any presidential guidance with donald trump declining to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor in filling out a bracket on espn, don't fear. former president barack obama has filled the void posting his picks for the big dance on his foundation yesterday.
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obama has duke and north carolina in the national championship with the tar heels taking it all. kansas and arizona are also in his final four. a surprise choice by the former pres, seventh seed michigan in the elite eight. we'll see how it shakes out. world baseball classic and last night's second round match-up between venezuela and the united states. adam jones sends a game-tieing solo shot out to left center to lead off the eighth inning. three batters later eric hosmer steps up to the plate with a base runner on first. >> hosmer swings and sends the ball to deep right and out of here! >> hosmer with the go-ahead two-run homer the u.s. hangs on with the 4-2 victory. good to see baseball. on the topic of international baseball, you won't believe the stipulations in manny ramirez's japanese
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baseball contract. not only will the 44-year-old being playing for the koeshi island fighting dogs, he'll have the use of a mercedes with a team employee to drive him around. practices will be optional for him. hotel suite for road games and perhaps best of all, unlimited sushi for the entire season. you've got to love that. all of that according to a translated report from a news conference. >> i'm putting that unlimited sushi in my news conference going forward. >> great idea. >> unlimited sushi and hummus. >> can i say one thing, ayman, you gave birth or your beautiful wife kenza ga a gave birth. you're already back at work. it's just been a few days which we all think is insane. look at that. >> i've never been more excited to work the overnight shift, you know? i was leaving work and she was feeding the baby. it made it easy to come to work.
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>> if we could put that picture back up, she looks better than you do. something wrong with that. >> yeah. it's actually an instagram filter, parenthood. she looked amazing. i am in awe of everything women do after having witnessed what i just witnessed over the past 72 hours. >> she's beautiful. >> huge congratulations. >> thank you very much. i appreciate it. still ahead, president trump is expected to unveil a budget proposal to congress today. we're taking a look at what is on the chopping block. reince priebus has a job as white house chief of staff. it seems that president trump has another idea for his future employment. we'll be right back. . powerful you'll think they are. it's time to see what power really looks like. new neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair with accelerated retinol sa. clinically proven to reduce wrinkles in just one week. wrinkles? your time is up!
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i'm ayman mohyeldin and casey hunt joins us and louis is here at "30 rock." president trump is addressing his accusation against president obama for wire tapping trump tower. it's something the former president's office has denied and which officials have not offered any evidence to support. in an interview with fox news trump cited a news report from "the new york times" in january and he promised to release more information about his claims soon. >> every intelligence agency reports to you. why not immediately go to them and gather evidence to support that? >> because i don't want to do anything that's going to violate any strength of an agency. we have enough problems. we will be submitting certain
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things and i will be perhaps speaking about this next week, but it's right now before the committee and i think i want to leave it there. a lot of confidence. >> why not wait? >> i think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks. >> some people are supporting you saying, look, i support donald trump, i believe what he believes, i want him to succeed badly but if the president says something that cannot be proved or is demonstrably untrue -- >> let's see whether or not i prove it. i don't choose to do it right now. i choose to do it before the committee and maybe i'll do it before the committee. maybe i'll do it before i see the result of the committee. i think we have some very good stuff. >> on capitol hill republican allies are starting to get tired of waiting for the president to justify his wire tap tweets. devin nunes took a stronger tone on the president's claim. >> we don't have any evidence that that took place and, in
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fact, i don't believe just in the last week of time the people we've talked to, i don't think there was an actual tap of trump tower. president obama wouldn't physically go over and wire tap trump tower so now you have to decide, as i mentioned to you last week, are you going to take the tweets literally? if you are, then clearly the president was wrong. >> the fbi director, james comey, is going to face questions about the president's claim when he testified before the house intelligence committee on monday. just out this morning, the white house is unveiling its spending priorities today in what it's calling the america first budget. and what the washington post says could be the biggest cut backs to federal programs sips the draw down after world war ii. president trump's first budget proposal includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending, a 9% jump, as well as 7% increase to homeland security and a 6% bump for veterans affairs. the administration says the increases will be offset by cuts
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to other agencies slashing the state department by 29%. the agriculture and labor departments by 21% each with major reductions to health and human services, commerce, education and more, but "the biggest loser" is the environmental protection agency which is going to see a 31% reduction wiping out 50 programs and 3200 jos. the budget does begin to fund the president's promised border wall with mexico putting down $1.7 billion for it this year and 2.6 billion in 2018. a more comprehensive budget arrives in may. meanwhile, secretary of state rex tillerson is defending the president's budget cuts to his department. he is in tokyo this morning where he made news concerning the threat for north korea. andrea mitchell has more from tokyo. andrea? >> reporter: good morning, ayman. here in tokyo rex tillerson facing the trump white house's
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first foreign policy test, the north korean threat. said they are coming up with a new strategy but had no details while issuing a blistering denunciation of them. >> the past 20 years to bring north korea to a point of den denuclearization have failed so we have 20 years of failed approach. and that includes a period in which the united states provided $1.35 billion in assistance to north korea as an encouragement to take a different pathway. that encouragement has been met with further development of nuclear capabilities, more missile launches, including those of the recent february 11th and march 5th. in the face of this ever escalating threat it is clear that a different approach is required. >> tillerson also met with
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japan's prime minister abe today. he was asked about the state department's proposed 29% budget cut according to the white house this morning. he said that the current spending level at the state department is not sustainable and that he accepts the challenge of spending less saying that they would manage because there will be fewer military conflicts, that allies will spend more on development aid and the state department under the trump administration will be more efficient. he has to be the first secretary of state to say that they will do with less money for his own department. that will likely not be received very welby an already battered state department work force. ayman, back to you. >> our thanks to andrea mitchell for that report. let's talk more about the budget now with capitol hill reporter for "the hill," molly hooper. molly, these are some deep cuts but it's what the president cam papd on, right? >> exactly. this is a put your money where your mouth is type of moment because congress is not going to
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pass this budget. congress usually comes up with their own budget. this is the president putting forth his guidelines in terms of spending. as we said, there's spending up for border security, border enforcement as well as defense and he actually adds a lot of money in cyber crimes areas. so you'll see departments like the energy department, commerce department getting a reduction, an overall reduction, but president trump wants to pump up money for their, y -- you know, securing their nuclear sites and whatnot. we do see where he wants to spend the limited resources of the federal government. that said, especially in this area, it makes federal government employees a little nervous because as the washington post showed, under this budget trump would like to get rid of some 50 programs, meaning about 3,000 jobs for federal workers, and nick mulvaney, the omb director, even admits that this is a hard power
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budget, especially when it comes to the state department cuts. he un calls those fairly dramatic. >> andrea mitchell says this is something that rex tillerson, the secretary of state seems to accept. we've already heard top republicans like mitch mcconnell say the state department cuts are unacceptable. >> yes. exactly. you know, there's a lot of people up on capitol hill, in particular conservatives, who are upset because they see this is the discretionary budget. president trump would make a lot of changes with the discretionary budget, but the one thing he doesn't touch in this budget is entitlement programs which is the main driver of spending. so that's one area of push back that president trump will face with this budget and with this priorities. nick mulvaney who called for a lot of entitlement reform, he says, you know, as omb director as you reported earlier that the
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more full picture will be coming in may, but as of now lawmakers on capitol hill are a little wary because they want entitlement reform. >> house speaker paul ryan certainly staked much of his career on entitlement reform. molly hooper, thank you. we expect to learn more when mick mulvaney joins "morning joe" with an interview in the next hour. last night the president vowed to fight the ruling that now has his revised travel ban on hold, but he didn't exactly help his case when he called the new executive order, quote, watered down version of the original ban which was blocked. pete williams has more on this latest legal challenge. >> reporter: ayman, the ruling comes from a federal judge in hawaii and he issued it less than six hours before the president's revised travel restrictions were to take effect. judge derek watson says the 90 day pause the order called for
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on issuing visas from six countries amounted to religious discrimination. the judge says he cannot turn a blind eye to mr. trump's statements during the campaign calling for a ban on all muslim immigration. the judge says any reasonable objective observer would conclude that the travel restrictions were drawn up to disfavor a particular religion. he says the reason the government gave protecting national security is secondary to the purpose of blocking the entry of muslims. so for now nothing changes. the original executive order was already blocked. this means the u.s. will continue granting visas to people from the six countries named in the order, iran, libya, somalia, sudan, syria, and yemen. when the government appeals the case it will go back to the same appeals court in san francisco that upheld the ban on be the first executive order. ayman. >> pete williams, thanks for that report. two more additions to the president's national security teen. dina powell has been named
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deputy director of national security. she'll focus on long-term issues. she will continue to work with ivanka trump and derek kushner. and the other addition, former indiana senator dan coats will be sworn in as the next director of national intelligence. he was approved on an 85-12 senate vote. he will oversee 16 intelligence agencies. he is replacing james clapper. the federal reserve raised interest rates yesterday for the third time since the financial crisis. cnbc's nancy hungerford joins us live from london. how are the markets reacting to this? >> reporter: well, we saw a big reaction to the up side on wall street. in fact, the three major u.s. markets having their best day in about two weeks and it all came
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down to the little word gradual that was uttered by janet yellen. they're still on track for three rate hikes for the year but it will be gradual increase. equity investors like that news. that means tightening will not come too quickly. that's one reason we saw the move to the up side in the united states and right here in europe i can tell you they are taking a cue from the u.s. market. we're looking at gains here for the broader stock 600 since the highest level about 15 months now. so the good news keeps coming here. investors breathing a sigh of relief after they gave a victory to the ruling leader. news surrounding wall street, it was a good year for pay in 2016. in fact, profits on the street rose for the first time since 2012. we talk about the report coming from the broker dealer member of the new york stock exchange. bonuses as well rising. workers paid on average a bonus
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of $138,000 in some areas, louis. that's good news for wall street and ghusd for new york city. >> 138,000 bucks sounds pretty good. nancy hungerford live from london. thanks so much. one other big business story, president trump in his attempt to energize new job creation, he traveled to michigan yesterday where he reiterated his campaign pledge to revitalize the american auto industry. >> already we're seeing jobs coming back. just today, breaking news, general motors announced that they're adding or keeping 900 jobs right here in michigan, and that's going to be over the next 12 months. i kept my word. the assault on the american aurt tow ind -- auto industry is over, it's over. >> the numbers the president highlighted come less than two weeks after gm announced they were laying off 1100 workers this may. a gm spokesperson tells nbc news
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that that 900 number, there will only be 220 new jobs out of it. the other 680 are people being laid off. 180 of which the company expects to move to a different plant in flint sometime this year while the remaining 500 are expected to be brought back in early 2018. the president also said his administration will review fuel economy standards put forth by the obama administration. rumored to be the first step in a roll back saying that common sense dictated that if the regulations threaten jobs they should be changed. the president also floated a potential new job for his chief of staff, reince priebus. >> then i look at reince. he should run a car company. he probably will end up doing that but maybe not. he's done a great job. >> running a car company, ayman. i'm not so sure that's a job his chief of staff wants. >> i was going to say, be interesting to see what he says
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in the coming days. the president went from the home of motown to the home of country music. we're going to tell you what took him down south to nashville last night. the president who never apologizes now admits to making a mistake on twitter sort of. we'll tell you what we mean next. ♪(music plays) ♪ heigh ho ♪ heigh ho ♪ heigh ho heigh ho it's off to work we go
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it was during the revolution that jackson first confronted and defied an arrogant elite. does that sound familiar to you? i wonder why they keep talking about trump and jackson, jackson and trump. i know the feeling, andrew. >> all right. that was president trump in nashville yesterday. marking the 250th birthday of president andrew jackson. he also honored the former president with a visit towards jackson's tomb.
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he referred to him as, quote, one of the greats. meanwhile, the president's tweets on wire tapping earlier this month have added a dimension of disruption to the administration, his agenda and to folks on capitol hill. >> it was a surprising twist that came days after what was a well-received address to a joint session of congress. speaking to fox news the president said he believes his success was being undermined and that he had to use twitter to respond to president obama. >> you had this big speech in the joint session on tuesday. great press all week, bipartisan, and then you let off this tweet and immediately people said -- >> no, it wasn't that tweet. >> you take back what you say. >> excuse me. i had a very successful night, joint session. i got good reviews from people i wouldn't expect, great reviews and then they came up with a great dialogue in order to kill that. that speech was hot for two or three hours after the speech was made because they came up with other things having to do with other people that they shouldn't
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have been able to do and they shouldn't have done. i think that maybe i wouldn't be here if it wasn't for twitter because i get such a fake press, dishonest press. i have my own form of media so, you know, if i tweet two or three or four or five times a day, and if most of them are good, and i really want them all to go good, but if i make one mistake in a month, this one i don't think is going to be a mistake at all. >> the president acknowledging his use of twitter may have led him to the success at the white house. no one is denying that. let's switch gears and get a check on the weather with bill karins. a big fan of twitter. >> tomorrow is st. patrick's day. i have the forecast coming up for savannah, boston, chicago, all big parades and new york city. freeze warning is in place. obviously cold. this is the coldest morning we're going to see of the cold outbreak. 30 degrees in tallahassee and florida. just as cold in jacksonville --
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warmer in kansas city than it is in north florida. the cold air is in place. the middle of the country warms up. denver, 75. we send some of that to the east please. 43 in d.c., 35 in new york. st. patrick's day, chicago, maybe some showers. nothing that's going to ruin anything. 48 degrees. some areas are going to see a decent forecast. st. patrick's day, savannah, the population triples. 53 degrees. little cool to start. a beautiful afternoon at 53. as we head through new york city we'll be looking pretty good for the parade. not bad. it will be dry. some of the roads and snow will get off of them. 33 degrees and sunshine. the final forecast we're going to head to is in boston. this is where it's going to be blustery, chilly, not the best, 37 degrees. the east is going to struggle. a little snow this weekend. >> i'm going to need you to find out how come savannah has become one of the biggest st. paddy's day pa ray. >> i went ten years ago. >> how did that end up being?
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welcome back, everyone. the u.s. military is drafting plans to deploy up to 1,000 more troops to syria. this according to the washington
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post citing unnamed u.s. defense officials the troops would initially be focused on supporting kurdish and arab forces. notably in and around the terror group's defactor capital of raqqa where there is a battle to liberate the city. this comes after the syrian ambassador said any foreign troops coming into syria without our invitation are invaders. in her first interview as u.n. ambassador, nikki haley is speaking out about the threat that russia proofs to the united states in a sitdown interview with matt lauer. >> we know the russians were behind the hack behind yahoo! and meddling in our election. what should the president do? >> take it seriously. we should not trust russia. we should never trust russia. >> she added that additional sanctions should be more. we should wait to know all the facts first. you can see more of that on the
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"today" show. let's turn now to the netherlands and an election under the microscope as a test of the worldwide populist movement and a potential bell weather for the upcoming french and german elections. but a little bit of a switch here. preliminary results show prime minister mark ruda's party has won the country's parliamentary elections. he was able to fend off a fierce challenge from far right challenge geert wilders who has been dpierd president trump for his signature rhetoric and hairstyle. he ran on a platform that among other things promised to ban the koran and close all mosques. his campaign slogan, make the netherlands ours again might sound familiar. rutte has been trailing him for months but they say his recent diplomatic spat with turkey gave him the late surge. after claiming victory rutte he said netherlands said no to the
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wrong kind of populism. >> one of the more popular elections in europe. a big day for the republican health care bill as it goes before the house budget committee today. two of the bill's most vocal critics, rand paul and mark meadows joins "morning joe." plus, white house budget chief mick mulvaney. "morning joe" is just moments away. ♪
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welcome back. before we toss it over to "morning joe" nbc's kelly o'donnell has a look at what's happening in washington today. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, louis. this is budget day in washington, and for the first time president trump will lay out his priorities in the numbers. his budget director says if the president said it on the campaign trail, it's in the budget. and there are some big headlines including some very steep cuts to a couple of departments. the state department down 28%. the environmental protection agency down about 30%. but there is a big increase as well. the president's intention is to really size up spending for defense, with an extra $54
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billion. now the trump budget is just a starting point, and congress will have to work through and make all the appropriations department by department. this is also one day early, the celebration for st. patrick's day in washington. the prime minister of ireland is here and will have the annual celebration to mark st. patrick day presenting shamrocks here on capitol hill and the white house, a chance to have a bit of a celebration between two countries with a long friendship. and that is, of course, something that will inspire many to wear the green. louis? >> our thanks to kelly o'donnell for that report. >> that does it for us on this thursday. "morning joe" starts right now. >> you had a big speech to the joint press on tuesday and great speech to party on tuesday. >>. then you start off with a tweet. >> it wasn't that tweet. >> you can't back up what you say. >> excuse me. i had a very successful joint session and got rev

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