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hello, everyone. we're going to kick things off on this sunday with more attacks against the media from the commander in chief. the latest coming just this morning slamming the press. some argue he crossed the line with this tweet. that tweet coming after this jab last night against his favorite target. the press. >> the fake media is trying to silence us. but we will not let them. their agenda is not your agenda. you've been saying it. >> that moment played out during a speech to honor veterans. the president back now in his sum r retreat in new jersey. also this hour, the gop agenda
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is it derailed by the president's antics? members of his cabinet see a silver lining though. >> we think that leerd mcconnell and his senators within the senate are working to try to get this piece of legislation on track. >> and a twist in the investigation of that club shooting in little rock, arkansas. the rapper who people were there to see is now behind bars. we start off with this. today and yesterday, this holiday weekend has not been holiday for more hits on the senate health care bill or from the russian connection especially with the first reported special detail collusion from "the wall street journal" coming out just this week. that may be why in just the last 24 hours, new attacks on the media from the president. at a formal event at the kennedy center in d.c. last night, it was to be about honoring veterans and addressing those in christian and faith communities,
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but it also had this. >> fake media tried to stop us from going to the white house, but i'm president and they're not. >> and the crowd loved it. then this morning, he focused his aim at one cable news outlet. a video of a trump impersonator at a wrestling match beating up his poebt with a cnn logo on the face. here's part of cnn's response. quote, it is a sad day when the president of the united states encourages violence against reporters. ohio republican governor john kasich this morning reacted to the commander in chief's constant onslaugt against the press. >> it's ridiculous. everybody's kind of flabbergasted, but you know, we've seen that for quite a while and you know, it's unfortunate. it's just not the way we ought to be. coarseness is not acceptable. >> should he apologize?
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>> he's him, not me. >> kelly, good day to you anew reaction from the white house on these tweets and president's violence layden tweets specifically. >> well, i reached tout senior white house officials to try to get a little w background on wh president did use this video. it was taken in 2007. he was a business man then. he was in a spoof with the head of the wrestling empire vince mcmahm mcmahon. then someone else grabbed the video, put the cnn logo on the face and the president picked that up and sent it out. top officials have not responded for how did that happen. why did the president do it. none of those specifics, but some of the president's top aides were on television today and this sort soft coincided with their appearances. the president tweeted this out on both his official potus account and at real donald trump
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account. some aides retweeted it as well. went out about 9:20 this morning when panel shows and sunday talk shows are on the air. so tom bossert seemed to watch it happen as it was revealed when he was being interviewed today and had to an instant reaction. he took the path of saying that the president's strong social media presence is an asset and that he wasn't in any way trying to incite violence. >> i'm pretty proud of the president for developing a twitter and social media platform where he can talk directly to the american people. sfwl you're in charge of homeland security there. that seems like a threat. >> yeah, certainly not though. i think no one would perceive that as a threat. i hope they don't, but i think he's beaten up in a way on cable platforms that he has a right to respond to. >> and so people who are fans of wrestling know that spoof, it's
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fun, it's spentertainment. those familiar might not see it as threatening. at the same time, we've within trying to talk about reduce the coarseness of political rhetoric especially in the tas and weeks after the congressional baseball shooting that wounded several including the majority whip of the u.s. house. the conversation about how far should language and behavior and tweeting go, the president has picked plenty of fights over the last couple of years since he became a candidate and now president and says he will stick with his twitter habit. he believes that it is his way to go around the media and many of his top aides say that is something that should be one of his tool to fight back. others are saying this is inappropriate. that the president did cross a line. it also serves as a distraction because as you pointed out, there's a health care debate, b problems within the republican gop conference on trying to revolve some kind of bill. that isn't going anywhere at the moment. there's the russia veinvestiga n
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investigation. there are other big policy issues that aren't getting attention. when the president says very conversation sparking tweet. >> richard. >> kelly o'donnell there in new jersey. thank you. with the senate in jeopardy, the point care seems to be b trying to do damage control can mitch mcconnell. on friday, the president suggested repealing obama care now, then working on a replacement bill later on. mcconnell quickly made clear splitting the two did not work for him and this morning on "meet the press" with chuck todd, chuck asked price about the president's call to separate repeal and replace. >> is is that in your official stance now, is is that an acknowledgment that the senate bill is essentially unwork bable as it stands? >> we don't think so. we think leader mcconnell are working to get this piece of
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legislation on track. we look forward to hopefully them coming back after this fourth of july recess and getting the work done. >> let's bring in miles, white house columnist and asia. louisiana republican senator bill cassidy pushed the patient freedom act on "meet the press" with chuck todd. also today and what that does is you know, it allows state to choose from obama care and another structure. what's the traction on this push that cassidy wants? >> well, i think that there is, there have been proposals that would allow some states to either do the obamacare structure or do something else. i think those didn't get as much traction. there has something now, i think from ted cruz, where he's trying to get, where he would allow ensue insurers to offer plans not compliant with obamacare as long
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as they offered at least one plan that was. i think that seems to be gaining some tractions there. there's an idea that maybe that could bring moderates on board. as long as you ensure that there will be an obamacare compliant plan. >> and bill what you're saying, senator cassidy, also telling chuck todd that at least one d needs to sign on to this patient freedom act for him b to believe that they're actually think ng a bipartisan fashion on the democratic side. is there one h that might do that? >> well, senator joe manchin has expressed some openness, but i think this issue is a very complicated one. we all extol the virtues of bipartisan 14i7, but the bill that the senate was trying get passed was rated or approved of by fewer than 20% of the population and a couple of pools last week.
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republicans pushing bipartisanship on a full repeal are offering up democrats poisoned chalice in a a way. there's no political merritt to democrats getting on board with that kind of republican plan. it pends on the gop can nod late its efforts so there could be a middle ground find. i don't think there's much sign of that at this point. >> at this point, i want to switch to russia if we can. the vice chair of the -- mark warner said today they had the guns speaking with people affiliated with the trump can campaign. that's who they're interviewing at the moment. what's the word on how fast moving along. >> stir still at the beginning stages and that they have a a long way to go before they reach any conclusions.
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i think that what we've seen is that there have been a lot of or as they like to say, there's been some smoke, some things with mike flynn and others with there could possibly be connections. but there's nothing, there hasn't been anything solid or concrete at this point. i think you're see iing the ver beginning stages and they'll have o to move forward. as time goes on, we'll see what conclusions they reach. >> and part of those report that is he may have been alluded to here, senator warner, was "the wall street journal" reporting that came out over the last two or three days. to you on this, nyle, telling fare fare fareed that he could not answer on collusion. he said two months might be the duration before they might get to that. is that timeline optimistic or
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reasonable? >> it depends what they find in course of their investigations. i don't think anyone expects an obvious conclusion any sooner than that. but these investigations i think will be judged by the thoroughness that people see and once they do reach their end point. i think in fairness to the senate, which often gets a bad rap, i think they are trying to proceed in a pretty diligent fashion. making a point of stressing they're not going rush this. it's such a grave matter. that you want to look you know b, through all the smoke and see if there is fire there. you want people to have confidence in whatever conclusion you arrive at. >> there could be a little heat here with the russia investigations moving ahead and getting closer to what was donald trump's campaign inner circle. some might ask, is this why we're seeing the president again attack the media to potentially
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try to off set the narrative? >> well, that's something i can't answer, but i do think, when these tweets go out, obviously, they do distract from not only from the russia story, they also distract from his agenda. by attacking the immediamedia, set up and make the case that look, whatever come out about me or my campaign or my white house, don't pay any attention to it. just pay attention to me because they're all just fake and phony, so if that is the intention, then he that's what he's trying pursue with these tweets. but i mean, also, but also, he may just be upset at the media and upset at some of these negative stories. >> quickly to you, nyle. >> i think basically, the attempt is to delegitimize the media, criticism as she has pointed out. and also to basically put forth
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a viewpoint or framework where nothing can be believed by president trump supporters when it goes against him. and we see this happening at a time when there's a lot of negative information about the administration and president. >> and his supporters liking it. at least as we saw last night. have a good sunday. >> thanks. >> next, more on the russia investigation on capitol hill. senator mark warner co-chair of his chamber's probe says more clarity is around the corner. plus, the president's most high stakes meeting yet. face-to-face with putin for the first time, but will trump staffers be able to control what he say or tweets this week? ...it starts a chain reaction... ...that's heard throughout the connected business world. at&t network security helps protect business, from the largest financial markets to the smallest transactions, by sensing cyber-attacks in near real time
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to germany and tis patience in the g-20 summit. the gathering of the world's top powers including the president is expected to have his first face-to-face meeting with president putin. the vice chair said may be further along at this point. >> in terms of -- and so many threats. at the end of the day, if there is no fire, i will be b the first to say there's nothing there, but it is -- to meet that conclusion now. >> joining us now, former senior adviser of tom don len. great having you here.
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what is the plan you're hearing as a plan? >> i traveled with president obama to two meetings. it tam takes weeks of preparation president trump is on vacation this weekend. not to mention the bilateral meetings that president trump is going to have in less formal sides. there are huge national security issues to discuss. >> should at this moment, the president be concerned about this meeting? what needs to be on that if you will, cliff notes for him? sfwl to start with, holding the russian government accountable for their interference in the u.s. election. i was deeply worried last week that the national security adviser said the relationship with russia was no different than any other country. rux attacked the p united states. that makes them different. so, the cliff notes need to include talking points that are
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going to convince putin that his behavior has consequences. otherwise, he's just going to do this again. >> some critics have said worrying about president trump not having an agenda because of what might be said for potentially if you will, intelligence issues. >> i think if president trump's agenda for the g-20 is still very unclear. we have not heard whether he's going to tell putin that he did something wrong. not to mention -- he's phoning both from those countries this ooempk as well as key issues. >> so, we'll get that in just a second, but what does putin want out of this meet something what is his goal going to be? >> putin wants the u.s. national security crisis to continue. he wants president trump to continue b to be distracted from doing his job, which is keeping
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the country safe. and to continue to let russia do whatever it wants, where ever it wants. afghanistan is one area where president trump has not yet made any real decision that we know of. we're expektding some announcement on a troop increase, but no details have been forthcoming. >> then there's the asia b b theatre and china moving quickly in big ways. the silk road is just one of those major infrastructures that will reach through europe. >> yes about after they withdrew, we know that president xi deeply engaged with leaders on climate change. >> and if we have the multilateral trade pack. >> i don't think that president xi is concerned at this time. he is going to continue to try
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to brink himself closer. >> what will be the headline. >> unfortunately, i think it's going to be putin wins again. >> no pressure on you, but you were pretty quick on that one. >> thank you so much. next, they were there to see him perform and now, a rapper is facing charges following the wild shooting at a nightclub in little rock, arkansas. we're live with new details following his arrest and calls during a community vigil for an end to recent violence around little rock. ♪
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u.s. marshals arrested a rapper who performed at the site of saturday's nightclub shooting that left 28 injured in little rock, arkansas. ricky hampton was arrested this morning for a weapons charge in a separate incident as people continue to search for suspects. last night, more than 100 people
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attended a vigil to pray for the victims. maya, what's the latest on this investigation? >> reporter: as you mentioned, richard, b obviously, they arrested ricky hampton, but this is on an unrelated charge not related to the shooting. police say they believe he is a pesh of interest. they want to speak with him because they think he may be able to shed light on whand here. let's give you perspective. this is the build wrg the mass shooting took place. a two story club and you can see up above on the second floor, a bunch of windows have been shout out and one is missing a lot of its glass. police say someone jumped out. at least one person out of that open window there, down on to the overhang. you can see how it is now bebt there. they say one person fleeing the gunfire found a way out and did so by jumping out of the second story. now, again, police say they believe this was not terrorism.
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but rather gang related. there have been at least ten drive by shootings in little rock in the last two weeks and they say it is possible that one or more of those shootings is related to what happened here, but they say they still need to speak to more witnesses. >> need more accountability from the community. we've identified two or more people that we believe based on forensic evidence. the video we could get from people's cell phones could prove crucial. maybe it captured one of the people doing the shooting. maybe it captureded something that can prove what another witness said is false. that's the complicated part for us. >> now, as for the victims in this, two remain in krcritical condition. the rest who were shot were told have nonlife threatening injuries and they are all expected to be okay and survive. richard? >> as you well know, little rock
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known as one of the top one or two small cities in terms of violence around the country unfortunately here, how is the community react tog this latest bout of violence try to curb future events of violence? >> well, as you saw, there was a vigil here last night. that is a hard question they're asking today. what more can they do to stop this violence. from the police perspective, they would like more people to speak up, but fagain, there's te fear of retaliation. if they do. >> all right, thank you so much. up u next, the future of medicaid in limbo as the senate tackles the health care bill. >> this is a big deal. maybe some people don't completely understand what is happening. they might need that help and maybe it won't be there. >> an estimated 22 million people could lose health coverage over the next ten years
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some of the stories we're fol rowing, we'll start with the president who's unleashed another round of twitter attacks on the immediate yachlt the first came last night in d.c. the latest this morning. trump remains at his new jersey golf course through the july fourth holiday. syrian fishes say they were able to foil part of a terror plot targeting crowds in d mas kus, however, a suicide bomb er was able to get around them and set off a device killing eight people. officials say they prevented other bomb x after finding at least two cars with explosives inside. in lebanon, a massive fire tore through a camp for refugees killing several people. one explosion is being reported by local media. lebanon hosts 1 million syrian
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refuge refugees, most living in tent settlements. tom price with the congressional budget office now with the senate health bill in an interview with "meet the press." >> the analysis suggests the for older americans with preexisting conditions, it's going to go up. there's not a single analysis that says otherwise. >> that's because the congressional budget office and all of these analysis don't look at the entire plans. if you look at it in its totality, we'll bring down premiums, increase coverage, choices and i believe we'll increase the eququalify of care provide nd the nation. >> still reflecting on the senate health care bill, ten year, 22 million fewer people will have health insurance, but as you just saw, critics do not think you should pay too much attention to the cbo scoring
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because the estimates are not accurate. they point to the cbo's obamacare estimates before that took aeskt. problem is, the estimates were pretty accurate in the end. the calculation and the support's 2012 rules, the uninshired rules. the uninsured did better. still, the cbo was off in a good way though. some say. at 94%. that would be an a in most business schools thchlt week, the white house argued the cbo was off on obamacare estimates. the white house tweeted they estimates 23 million people would get estimates, but that was only 10.3. the white house says it was a huge error, but when you look
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closer at the tweet's data and words, the year was wrong. the cbo said by 2016, not 2017. an important word at the bottom was missing. exchanges. the cbo's estimate is for obamacare exchanges. not overall. and that's important because obamacare overall also included medicaid recipients as well. and a lot of them. as factcheck.org points out, as of 2016, over 14 million people enrolled and had insurance coverage. millions more than the cboesto s estimated and when added to the overall number is why the cbo did so well on its estimate. finally, back to the white house tweet one more time. notice the quote, they were off by more than 100% claim. they. meaning the cbo. were off. should mean the estimate the cbo
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made not the actual number insured because the cbo doesn't make up that number. again, if we add in all the corrections here, there was another error. the estimate for exchange and enrollment was 55% off, not more than 100% as the white house and critics has been claiming. yes, that's still a big gap, r5u%, but just for one part of obamacare, the exchanges. as mentioned, the overall estimate which includes exchanges and other times, that was only off by 6%. this for the largest industry in america. health care. joining me now, derek kilmer of washington state. thanks for being with us. >> you bet. great to be with you. >> so, you've been doing something interesting. talking with folks across the aisle and doing a podcast. how is that going and what have you learned lately? what's the tone on the ground for bipartisanship? >> well, you know, there are
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some areas where i think democrats and republicans could make some progress. infrastructure is one of those areas. i think people across america understand that we have a failing infrastructure. our roads and bridges in too many places, our speed limit signs are there for nostalgic purposes. >> right now, the challenge with health care is there is an acceptance of the fact that the affordable care act is is not a perfect law. there are some changes that could be made. the problem is now in congress, the republicans in congress are focused on not trying to solve a health care problem, but to try to solve a political problem. they've spent seven years saying they're going to repeal the affordable care act. >> it makes it hard to find common ground if that is the starting point. >> dan has been the argument made by those on the right of those on the left that democrats are always making this political when it should be very much focused on health care for every day citizens across the country. an example is that there are
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certain camps in the democratic party that want to go for single payer. >> i think that the there's an acceptance that the affordable care act is not a perfect law. there are some changes that can and should be made to cover more people and to reduce premiums and to make sure in rural areas like the area where i grew up, people have access to good affordable health care, again, that's not what's on the table in congress right now. what you've seen from my colleagues on the other side of the al is a bill that will cover fewer people, that will increase premiums dramatically, particularly for seniors and as you mentioned in your previous piece, in rural communities, where in a lot of these areas, the largest employers are hospitals, it could really understood mine their finances and devastate those large employers. >> which camp do you sit in? the prr progressive move, single payer or tweaking? >> well, i think the starting
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point needs to be b trying to fix the problems with the affordable care act that we know exist. most, i worked in economic development professionally before i got to konz. most employers provide insurance to employees, but those that don't, it's because they can't afford to. i've ssponsored a number of bil trying to reduce the cost for those folks. in rural areas, we need to make sure we're providing better access to care and better access to primary care providers. i think there's a growing acceptance if we're willing to have a market based approach, there's market failures, in those instances, at least it's worth perhaps looking at a public option. dw giving people the opportunity to buy into medicare if the private market is failing them! do you think that will help in your state, insurers leaving certain counties. you may have seen this "usa today," came out with a study today that said there would be
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1,370 counties across the country or more with only one insurer as things stand now. do you think that these tweaks would fix that situation? >> so, that i think is an area where you could see democrats and republicans come together. there are areas where i think there's growing agreement that you could see more insurers enter a market, reduce premiums. unfortunately again, that's not xhwhat's been put on the stable. it's not a surprise. when a bill is is crafted behind closed doors by its nature, it doesn't incorporate the views and needs of the people i represent. i visited a rural hospital very recently in my district. they said if this becomes law, this amount of charity care that we see would spike dramatically. you'd see a reduction in the number of people who have private insurance, a reduction in the number of people who have insurance through medicaid. and as a consequence, they would see a huge spike in charity care and they said in our community,
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we can't afford that. we're not sure what we would do. >> a lot of folks hope that does happen in terms of what you just described. thank you. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> you as well. some call it death with dignity. others call it playing god. next, the snapshot of -- one year after it was legalized. for your heart... your joints... or your digestion...
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at johnson's we care about safety as much as you do. that's why we meet or exceed 15 global regulations for baby products. and where standards differ, we always go with the toughest. johnson's. last year, california passed a law that legalizes doctor assisted suicides for terminalry ill patients. 111 terminally ill patients took their own lives in the first six months of this year's, this year state's new right to die law. this makes california the fifth state to enact this law. which was first adopted by oregon. want to bring in bill monty. senate majority leader of california. dan dooiz, the widower of brittney maynard, whose wife chose to end his own life about
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two years ago. thank you both for being here. senator, you co-authored the bill giving terminally ill patient it is the ability to obtain life ending medication. now that we're at this, if you will benchmark, what have we learned? >> what we have learned is that the california law has been successful. built on the knowledge from oregon and washington, we know about 111 californians during this six month period ending in december of 2016, effectively applied for qualified and used the life ending medication. the sbrenss thing is we've heard from family members who have commented on the come nags nat and peaceful prtransition these terminally ill family members were afforded because of the end of life option act. >> dan, your wife was 29. battling brain cancer and she chose to leave california to end her own life in oregon.
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how did the family cope with that decision? how did you cope with that and now that you are able to reflect back on it, what is your thought? >> you know, it was a decision that in speaking to brittany, it only took one conversation for me to recognize the logic of this program. and in that conversation, i told brittany that if i was in her predicament, we'd be doing the exact same thing. this legislation, this program, simply afforded brittany is option of a gentle passing if it were to become necessary for her and had we stayed in california unfortunately, at that time, before the law had passed, her final few days on the green earth would have played out much differently. instead of the gentle passing she was afforded, that brain tumor would have continued to torture her to death. so, looking back at it, now, and seeing this first year's worth of data, the impact her story
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made and her determination to make this possible for californ californians to stay at home with the stoupport of their own medicine med cal team and to make the decisions navigating the chaos main her case of that brain tumor, that is something as far as, i feefl a great sense of pride in brittany for taking on that challenge. to make a difference for other terminally ill californians in her predicament. >> senator, if you can, can you tell me the results as we've been looking at them show that there are those who have been prescribed the medicines if you will, the drugs, but there's a good portion who aren't using them. even though they got the prescription in this right to die process. do we know what's happening with those? >> right. yeah. well, it's a great question
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because as you point out, a number of people who qualifieie end up not using it. there's no good metric to measure the peace of mind this has brought to a terminally ill patient and family members who through hospice care, paltive care, pain management, do not end up using life ending medication. but it does provide peace of mind for those. we know in the california data we just received, over 85% of the terminally ill patients who use the medication were in hospice care at the time they accessed this end of life option act. so there's very much peace of mind quotient. i know dan has spoken of their family and how brittany, once she got the prescription, it changed her remaining days of being able to enjoy family and share with family and have the certainty of the self-determination in the ability to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering at the end of
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life. >> dan, you had this conversation with brittany. what would you suggest to those trying to make that decision today? and i think this is probably directly related to a promise you made to her. >> that's right. the promise that i made to brittany is that i would continue to work on helping pass legislation so nobody would ever have to leave their home like we did, after being told, after brittany was told she had six months to live. when brittany died, this law, this program, was available in oregon, washington, vermont and montana. since brittany died, i've worked on and we've passed legislation in california, colorado and d.c. and the one number if i can that stood out to me of this report is that 191 individuals qualified for and received medication. and as you just mentioned, there
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were 111 individuals that ended up yut. >> allison: losing it. the ones that didn't utilize it, the hope is that you don't need to use the medication. the hope is that palliative and hospice care can people a person comfortable at end of life, but there are certain cases and brittany's wupz one of those, where that may not be enough. so for the individuals that didn't need to utilize it, it was there and provided them with that peace of mind. they were taking back just a little bit of control from the ailment killing them. one of the more, the most notable number to me is that of those 191 prescriptions that were written, those were written by 173 different physicians. to me, that's a testament to the reality that physicians, the medical community in kra, this law is appropriately being implemented. and those physicians are not abandoning their patients at end
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of life. they're giving them all of the options available. chemo they are thi, radiation, trials and this medication and that's appropriate. >> dan, what would brittany bri to you about your progress so far? >> i think she would be very proud of the progress that we've made. i have to remind myself that legislation moves pretty slowly sometimes. and just in these past 2 1/2 years since brittany died, the fact that we've gotten this through in california, in colorado, in d.c., and that it's been introduced in this past year 25 other states -- state legislative bodies introduced legislation, all in different levels of it being implemented. but i think she would be very proud of the fact that we've come this far in such a short
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president trump's patience with china appears to be getting thin. the white house is putting in place several new measures intended to squeeze china in connection with its north korean ties. thursday, the administration announced sanctions against a chinese bank, a chinese company and two chinese individuals. the u.s. will also sell taiwan more than $1 billion worth of military hardware. china wants the sale canceled. meanwhile, the u.s. has sold military weapons to taiwan for decades, this latest move happening as tension between taiwan and china is increasing. thank you for being with us here today, song yun.
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will china, will president xi react to these moves by the united states in a negative way? >> yes. as china has always done. china and the u.s. have very different national interests toward north korea. china does not want to destabilize north korea. china is fine enjoying its tremendous economic and political leverage vis-a-vie north korea and south korea. so for the united states to try to delegate north korea policy to china, to lean on china, to use moral persuasion to ask the chinese to do the right thing has always fallen on deaf ears and will continue to do so until the u.s. is able to inflict some economic costs for chinese banks. >> is the influence of china overvalued, overemphasized in terms of what they can do with kim jong-un? >> well, china provides north
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korea with probably over 90% of north korea's food and fuel needs. so the potential leverage is certainly there. however, again, china is perfectly fine with a pesky north korea that at times makes china look bad when it conducts nuclear tests, but china is okay with a north korea that does its dirty job that helps chinese strategic interests in its competition with the u.s. i know the trump administration wants to lean on china and give china a chance, but is disappointed because china will not take meaningful action to penalize north korea beyond gestures like banning the import of coal from north korea. but google earth satellite imageries show us that north korean ships have been flagrantly unloading coal in chinese docking stations throughout this year. >> we're showing some pictures
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here of president xi with president trump in florida. is that halo gone? after that meeting, it seemed like everything was good between the two presidents, in you will, or better than some had expected. are things now gone in terms of that good feeling that came out of that meeting? >> the honeymoon is over, and that's to be expected. on the other hand, trump met with the south korean president just a couple of days ago. a summit meeting between allies unlike a blind date is a highly scripted, choreographed affair. the goal is to limit surprise spontaneity, and president trump showed his pleasure with his words and body gestures with the president of south korea and raised questions putting him on the spot in the rose garden. so there's going to be some tension with a key ally of the united states with south korea in the months to come, as well.
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>> and the week to come, the g20, we'll see how that argument will move forward when we talk about north korea and china. thank you for your time. in our next hour, back to the president's latest attacks on the media. are they a distraction from the white house's agenda? ♪ that's it? yeah. ♪ everybody two seconds! ♪ "dear sebastian, after careful consideration of your application, it is with great pleasure that we offer our congratulations on your acceptance..." through the tuition assistance program, every day mcdonald's helps more people go to college. it's part of our commitment to being america's best first job. ♪ choicehotels.com. badda book. that's it?. he means book direct at choicehotels.com for the lowest price on our rooms guaranteed. plus earn free nights and instant rewards at check-in. yeah. like i said. book now at choicehotels.com
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