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a gop piece of war with president trump in the military. president is touting relationship with majority leader mcconnell and also emphasizing with former chief strategic steve bannon. under fire after a bombshell investigation by "the washington post." some democrats demanding the nomination be shelled. emotional senator john mccain awarded the metal. reflected on years of service. made attack on trump.
>> good morning, it's tuesday, october 17. i'm ayman mohyeldin. along side yasmin vossoughian and lewis burgdorf. a stalled agenda in the cabinet room and then standing in the rose garden with senator majority leader mitch mcconnell claiming to be closer than ever before and promising big developments. >> despite what the press writes, i have great relationships with many senators, but in particular with most republican senators. we're not getting the job done. and i'm not going to blame myself. i'm going to be honest. they are not getting the job done. >> my relationship with this gentleman is outstanding. has been outstanding. we are working very hard to get the tax cuts. we will continue to work hard to get the health care completed. >> and amid the administration pileup of legislative
priorities, tax reform, daca, fiscal deadlines, the president discussed adding something else to congress's plate. >> one thing we're looking at very strongly is welfare reform. that's becominge ining a very b subject. people are taking advantage of the system and other people aren't receiving what they need to live and we think it's very unfair to them. some people are really taking advantage of our system from that standpoint and we are going to be looking very, very strongly there at welfare reform. very big topic under this administration. >> president trump compared his performance to another president yesterday. expectations for passing tax reform this year. here's what he said. >> i would like very much to see it be done this year. we won't go a step further. don't forget, it took years for the reagan administration to get taxes done.
i've been here for nine months. little more than nine months. >> while ronald reagan did not pass major tax renoform, he was able to tax a major tax cut. in august 1981 when the congress or democratic controlled the house. last night jared kushner and ivanka trump hosted dinner. administration officials also attended, but in press conference, the president slammed democratic opposition to his efforts. >> when we get things approved, we have to go through hell because we have no democrat support. we don't have a vote from the democrats. as example, massive tax cuts. we may not get any democratic vote. we may get three or four. for massive tax cuts. >> so on to the subject of health care, the president
claimed he brought republicans and democrats together due to executive order to stop funding subsidies to pay for lower income people on obama. >> the gravy train ended the day i knocked out the insurance company's money which was last week. hundreds of millions of dollars a month handed to the insurance companies for very little reason. believe me. i want the money to go to the people. i want the money to go to poor people that need it. republicans are meeting with democrats because of what i did with the csi. i cut off the gravy train. right now having emergency meetings to get a short-term fix of health care. obama is finished. it's dead. it's gone. it's no longer -- you shouldn't even mention it. it's gone. there is no such thing as obamacare anymore. >> to that point joining from us washington, deputy news editor, david luller. good to have you with us. you heard the president say he wants to take credit for ending
the csr. wants more money for the poor people. effectively saying don't use the word obamacare anymore. if he is in fact trying to help lower income people, those relying on subsidies by going after the insurance companies, are republicans prepared to take ownership of what they've just done which is affect millions of lower income american who is relied on those to try to get health care. >> it's interesting. he said they're going to have the next big health care push at the middle of next year. there's midterms. they've been making this promise for a while. he's failed on health care. whether he wants to take ownership or not, i think he feels a little bit of pressure there. >> we remember all the backup between mitch mcconnell and the white house. august recess. the fight with mcconnell. wondering what was going on considering the president does need mcconnell to get things done in washington. yesterday, of course, the press
conference was to sort of show the harmony between the white house and mcconnell. do you buy it? do people out there buy it? >> they've been friends for a long time. this is what they were both saying. it's not something we've seen previously. people who are covering them have not seen a friendship there. it's less an alliance than a temporary ceasefire. they need to get a budget passed. they want to move on tax reform. trump can't get anything in the senate without obama. he's saying i'm ready to work with you. >> certainly to work with him, he's got to have some sort of cooperation on items they're trying to get done. listed a whole list of issues and topics. one of the things the president also added was the issue of welfare reform. the question now really is do you think the president and mitch mcconnell can actually get these things done. is capitol hill taking the administration seriously or do
you think they're just letting the president, you know, throw one more thing at them. no clear end game for a lot of these issues. >> the people moving these things forward aren't necessarily trump it's the guy he's standing next to and it's paul ryan. neither of them seem to have welfare reform at the top of the agenda. tl there's a lot of things trump wants to disclosure and acknowledgment form -- he's not particularly patient. >> some of these takes year. thank you. we'll talk to you at the top of the hour. president trump is facing tough questions after an explosive report featuring nominee to serve as the nation's drug tsar. "washington post" and 60 minutes found pushed lgs eed for --
>> reporter: president trump's pick for the top drug tsar pennsylvania congressman under fire after a 60 minutes "washington post" investigation found that as the opioid epidemic reaches new heights, a law sponsored by him last year made it tougher to stop millions of narcotic pills from flooding the street. according to the report, the law makes it impossible for the dea to freeze distribution. this former dea regulator spoke out to 60 minutes. this is an industry that's out of control. what they want to do is do what they want to do. and not worry about what the law is. >> the president pressed on whether he still has confidence in mur reno.
our nation's drug tsar. like putting to work -- no comment, but other lawmakers vowing to repeal the law. sailed through congress and signed by former president obama. a lobbying boost representing drug distributors acknowledged the country is in the midst of crisis. greater collaboration needed. dea vow tok use all the tools to combat the epidemic. kristen we believer, nbc news the white house. >> by the way, we're going to have joe joining us to talk more about that. it's been a month since
hurricane irma struck puerto rico. 15% of the island has power. governor of puerto rico says the goal is 95% by mid december. water is still a very big concern. epa testing wells across the island to make sure wells are safe to drink at. president trump asked while speaking in the rose garden yesterday. defended the federal response and distribution problem on local issues. we have little distributing the food. >> new cnn poll finds the approval rating for response to recent hurricanes has hit 44% in the wake of hurricane irma. down 20 points from last month. last night in philadelphia, senator john mccain received the national liberty metal.
former vice president joe biden. an impassioned speech, reflected on service to the country and level add thin llivill ll lly v critique. >> the fear of the world we organized and abandon the ideas we have advanced around the globe. to refuse the obligations of international leadership and duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems.
is as unpatriotic as any dogma that the americans signed. we live in a land made of ideals. not blood and soil. >> now the national constitution center says it awarded the liberty metal to mccain for lifetime of sacrifice and service. 50 years ago this month during the vietnam war when mccain's plane was shot down. he spent years in a prison -- as a prisoner of war in a camp. in july of this year, mccain was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. former president barack obama tweeted i am grateful to senator john mccain for lifetime of service to our country. congratulations john on receiving this year's liberty metal. congratulations to him. still ahead with north korea tensions on the rise, united states and south korea hold joint maritime exercises. live report from the korean peninsula. years since the 2016
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welcome back. let's get a check on the weather now. if you're waking up early, the northeast weather outside feels just about right for this time of year. >> little brisk. heat cranking for the first time in a while. grab your coat. coldest morning so far. because of that frost advisories. right on schedule, if not later than normal when we start to see frost advisory. not the end of the growing season. still saying above 32 degrees. coldest spots always as northern new england. get cold weather moving in. this morning 24 degrees. that cold. 36 in maine.
35 in buffalo. bigger citying holding in the 40s this morning. going to warm up significantly. the cold front that brought the cooler air. sitting down here along i 4. tampa rain moving over currently. florida will have wet weather on and off over the day. a lot of great weather out there. front pushing to the south this afternoon, we'll continue to see the stray hit and miss showers. palm beach, miami. all areas of the eastern coast of florida. look how great this is. warmer weather returning to the middle of the country. waiting for beautiful weather all summer long. this is like top ten type day weather. 78 in dallas. low humidity. great in st. louis. what's unusual is that we quickly gotten warm again all the way to minneapolis. even montana in the 70s.
mid atlantic and northeast ohio valley. couldn't ask for better weather. too bad it's not the weekend. 71 in chicago. 71 in new york. great stretch of weather. not much bad out there. that's the way we like it. >> got to say i love it out there now. >> hand warmers in your pockets. >> i came in with a scarf today. >> thanks, bill. u.s. and south korea join maritime exercises underway with korean exercise. drills involve 40 ships. uss ronald reagan carrier. south korean officials saying the goal is to practice how to respond to a possible naval attack. meanwhile north korean ambassador given an update telling the u.n. general assembly yesterday that the situation has quote reached a touch and go point of a nuclear war. may break out at any moment. >> joining us now from seoul,
south korea. nbc correspondent matt bradley. good to have you with us. comes as the u.s. deputy secretary of state said with a meeting not to rule out the future possibility of their rest hawks with north korea. trying to down play any possibility of diplomatic talks. >> that's right. deputy secretary of state john sullivan in tokyo today talking to his japanese counter parts and said of course diplomacy is on the table now. that's not entirely obvious to the rest of us following the comments from north korea. and the tweets from donald trump. remember, it comes a day after sullivan's boss, rex tillerson, said that the diplomacy would continue until, quote, the first bomb drops. that sounds almost like a deescalation. at least from the u.s. side. donald trump last week tweeted twice in as many days that negotiations so far have been a failure and have been a failure
for the last 25 years. he said so many times to undermine diplomat rex tillerson and humiliate him. offered to have an iq competition test with his last week. when they come to places like seoul and here, they no longer carry that presidential even when they try to goeshnegotiate it's easy to blame this on donald trump and his language. we have to remember huge military maneuvers, they do just as much if not more to inflame the north koreans and put back up. they have refused to suspend the military training exercises that have really imflamed tensions more than anything else on the korean peninsula. nflamed tensi more than anything else on the korean peninsula.
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welcome back. i'm yasmin vossoughian. it's the bottom of the hour. start with the morning's top stories. >> in need of a legislative win. trying to patch up a rocky relationship. claims he and senator majority leader are closer than ever before. remarks in the rose garden came two hours of president blamed congress for stalled agenda. days after trump ally steve bannon declared war on mitch mcconnell and the republican establishment and two months after the president attack eed mcconnell on twitter. also wildfires continue to burn in california, state's national guard is going through ash looking for anything that can be salvaged and returned to homeowners. going through 300 homes a day. found jewelry, handguns and even legal papers. the death toll is 41. with dozens still missing. senate has confirm eed
gingrich to be the new ambassador. devout catholic and always been a spiritual person. said she wants the u.s. to be a leader on environmental issues despite the president withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. nearly two weeks since members of the special forces were killed during isis ambush. yesterday president trump was asked about his silence. >> most of them didn't make
calls. i like to call when it's appropriate. when i think i'm able to do it. >> the former chairman of the joint chief of staff responded last night. to what you just heard. referring to george w. bush. former white house official told nbc news the claim is wrong. president obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency, calls, letters, visits to sections of arlington,
visits to dover. and regular meetings with families at the white house and across the country. former obama deputy chief of staff wrote that's a [ bleep ] lie. called president trump a deranged animal. checked the president on facts and realtime and even mr. trump backed away from assertion. >> earlier you said president obama never called the family of fallen soldiers, how can you make that claim. >> i don't know if he did. i was told he didn't often. i do a combination of both. sometimes it's a very difficult thing to do, but i do a combination of both. president obama, i think probably did sometimes and maybe sometimes he didn't. i don't know. that's what i was told. all i can do is ask my generals. other presidents did not call. some presidents didn't do
anything. >> sad to see this politicized the way it is. president trump took different tones in comments to press yesterday when he was addressing the war his form early strategist. listen to how the president responded to similar questions in the cabinet room and then in the rose garden alongside maj majority leader mitch mcconnell. >> do you approve of steve bannon's war on mitch mcconnell in the republican establishment. >> steve is very committed. he's a friend of mine. very committed to getting things passed. had health care approved then the surprise vote by john mccain. we've had other things happen. they're not getting the job done. i can understand where steve bannon is coming from and i can understand to be honest with you, john, i can understand where a lot of people are coming from. i'm not happy about it. a lot of people aren't happy
about it. >> you support the plan by people serving your administration such as steve bannon republican candidate in 2018 election do not support your agenda. >> i have a very good relationship as you know with steve bannon. steve is a good friend of mine for a long time. i like steve a lot. steve is doing what he thinks is the where right thing. some of the people he may be looking at, i'm going to talk him out of that because they're great people. >> in his comments stressed allegiance to his agenda. also reminder of what happened when party activists got their candidates. >> the goal here is to win elections in november. back in 2010 and 2012, we nominated several candidates, christine o'donnell,ed to achen, richard mur doff.
you have to nominate people who actually win. winners make policy and losers go home. >> dave, we just heard president trump basically criticizing other presidents saying they didn't make the phone call or reach out to families that had lost people in war as he does and then being criticized for that. also saw him back step it when peter alexander confronted him on that. >> this is a little bit different. trump seemed surprised during the campaign about the intensity and the longevity of the backlash after he attacked the khan family, the gold star
family that spoke out against him at the democratic convention. this is different than just normal politics. talking about the families of people who have lost people serving this country. it's different than a little jab. it's something people remember a little bit longer. >> speaking of war heros, let's talk about john mccain yesterday. obviously accepting the award at the national constitution center liberty metal. he also took some harsh words at president trump in his speech. i'm curious to get your thoughts on how the republican party, republican establishment looks at those comments that come out of somebody like john mccain, decorated war hero. when he comes out and really takes aim at the way the president is conducting and carrying out his foreign policy. >> so this is the way the republicans until recently typically spoke about foreign policy. it's all about american leadership, setting an example for the world.
that's not how donald trump talks about foreign policy. he talks about america first. i think the instincts of many people on capitol hill is more on mccain's side this is a fight they probably don't want to get in the middle of. no real winning for them for either calling out a war hero for critique of the president or criticizing a sitting republican president who is popular with the people voting in the primaries sgls yprimary s. >> you heard ayman earlier. also in the rose garden and giving a very different take on it. how do you think the president can straddle the two agendas. >> this is going to be fascinating next year in the primaries. we saw bannon versus mitch mcconnell in alabama. trump ended up on losing side of the primary race. he sounds like he's going to
pick and choose. some of the people bannon wants to primary trump says are good people. he's not going to be in a position where he's totally lined with mcconnell and against bannon and what he sees as base and the people he's naturally aligned with. >> live for us in washington, d.c. this morning. thank you. time now for a look at the morning's top business stories that we bring in cnbc live. big news from facebook, general motors and netflix. bringing on a lot more subscribers than originally expected in q3. >> kick things off with netflix. very strong earnings results yesterday. e pst of 37 centsps of 37 cents the big surprise came from the number of subscribers they added in the last quarter.
5.3 million. brings the total number of netflix globally to 100 million. other good news for netflix, setting aside money to focus on new shows and potentially shows in different language such as german and italian. other tech news, facebook announced they're acquiring a teenage messaging app. tbh. the app allows users age 13 or older to create pools that other people can use. many people have already down loaded the app. know this is the second time facebook makes a push to target the younger demographic after acquiring instagram last year. let's talk about general motors. we could be seeing some self-driving cars in new york soon. >> yes, indeed. general motors has announced they will be the first electric cars to be tested in new york. most of their competitors including alphabet, parent
company of google have been testing cars so far in silicone valley. making a break from competitors and testing chevrolet volt cars a type of electric car in lower parts of manhattan for an early part of next year. now, what they've said is that they will be accompanied by a passenger in the car just to make sure that things go okay. if anything does go wrong and also to keep extracting information and learn strong navigating those busy roads. shareholders of gm seem to lover it. stock is up 25%. >> i'm sure it will new york city streets drivers and pedestrians will put the cars to the test. live from london, thanks so much. president trump says he's going to take a look at nominee for drug tsar tsar drug tsczar.
withdraw the pennsylvania republican nominee. >> as far as tom marino. he was a very early supporters of mine. he's a great guy. i did see the report. we're going to look into the report and take it very seriously. >> democratic congressman who cosponsored the bill with congressman mur right knee no is calling for an investigation. a for an investigation. >> they made and camouflaged it so well, we were all fooled. >> it's not unusual for something to roll through. >> no oversight. that bill has to be retracted. has to be repealed. >> how realistic is that. >> i think it's realistic. i sense there's a bipartisan kind of we've got a crisis
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take a listen. >> we don't like the fact that they're clashing. we're not taking sides. but we don't like the fact that they're clashing. we've had for many years very good relationship with the kurd, as you know. we have also been on the side of iraq, even though we never should have been in, in the first place, we never should have been there. but we're not taking sides on that battle. >> the president's comments come as the iraqi government conducted a military between under kurdish control in the last couple of years. joinings now live from london nbc news' kelly kobiaykobiaya. walk us through these allies seemingly at odds but not clashing. >> reporter: tensions are increasing. the iraqi force versus the upper happened and momentum. they've taken control of kirkuk and the suris rounding oil fields, because of its
importance regarding oil and an oil-rich region. there are reports this morning the kurds have lost more territory pushed out of sinjar, home of theia yaziti people t. u.s. supplies strains both sides. tensions came to a head three weeks ago. the kurds voted overwhelmingly for an independent state. it was non-binding, but baghdad was infuriated. neighboring turkey also nervous. they have been fighting a kurdish insurgency for decade, so there was this block cade of the kurdish region. the iraqi prime minister promising it wouldn't go further than that and this move on kirkuk t. kurds, of course, have been an extremely with thele force in iraq and syria. now the concern is that conflict could take the focus away from
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