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this morning on "world news now" security in his sights. president trump setting the agenda for this morning on "world news now" security in his sights. president trump setting the agenda for the day and tossing his list of plans, building that wall and enacting controversial emigration policy. this is trump's false claim of illegal election votes puts his press secretary in a tough spot. >> the good samaritan, shot and killed a suspect and saved a trooper's life opens up about what happened and why he was able to pull the trigger so quickly. new this half-hour -- >> what we didn't know about erin andrews. >> opening up about her battle with cervical cancer and what she says she learned about herself that got her back on the field just days after her surgery. ♪ has taken over me and the war of the ryians, and how ryan reynolds reacted to his apparent oscar snub and how
likeness of ryan gosling, newly unveiled at a wax museum. all that ahead in "the skinny" it is wednesday, january 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ >> do you like the song? >> yeah, exactly. >> i did. >> i did like that. actually kind of, fun to watch. that being one of the songs from -- >> so -- >> "la la land." >> they botched -- i understand they botched the ryan gosling wax figure. that is sack r-- >> everyone has been saying how horrible it looks. you look at it, it looks just like him. >> oh, not true. the most -- >> we'll continue this debate dividing this country about, which ryan is more valued? paul ryan. no, we are going to begin with president trump, because he is hoping for paul ryan to be on his side.
gearing up to take executive action to crack down on immigration. >> the president tweeted last night. big day planned on national security among many other things. we will build the wall. he is expected to visit homeland security today to clear the way for federal fund to be shifted for the mexican border wall. despite a promise mexico would pay for the wall during the campaign. he could move to temporarily ban immigration from a number of so-called terror prone nations and restrict the flow of refugees from entering the country. >> the president signed memoranda to advance the keystone and kodaks, pipelines, promising thousand of construction jobs. also coming under fire for sticking to a false claim about widespread voter fraud. abc's cecelia vega. with more on that. >> reporter: that stunning admission from the white house, the president of the united states still believes there was massive voter fraud in the election he won. >> reporter: does the president believe that millions voted illegally in this election and what evidence do you have of widespread voter fraud in this election if that's
>> the president does believe that. he has stated that before the i think he stated his concerns, voter fraud and people voting illegally during the campaign. and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that people have presented to him. >> exactly what evidence, speaker ryan said there is no evidence. national association of secretaries of state say they don't agree with the president's assessment. what evidence do you have? >> as i said i think the president has believed that for a while based on studies and information he has. >> reporter: a claim the president repeated during his first official white house meeting with congressional leaders. telling them he lost the popular vote to hillary clinton, only because millions of illegal ballots were cast. the same claim he made on twitter after his win, saying, i won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally. and, serious voter fraud in virginia, new hampshire and california. press secretary
grilled a half dozen times on the topic. >> the white house going to formally ask for a probe -- >> i think he won with 306 electoral votes. 33 states. he is very comfortable with his win. >> why not investigate something? >> maybe we will. >> the biggest scandal in american electoral history, 3 million to 5 million people voting illegally? >> we will see where we go from here. >> he offered no hard proof to back up a claim flatly debunked. trump's lawyers seem to contradict the claim. in court filings they objected to a post election recount in michigan writing, all available evidence suggests the election was not tainted by fraud or mistake. fellow republicans, breaking ranks with the president. >> i have seen no evidence to that effect i made that very clear. >> senator lindsay graham for the president to present evidence or stop. >> it is most inappropriate thing for the president to say without proof. and it seems to be obsessed with the idea that he could not have possibly lost the popular vote without cheating
>> reporter: while trump aides have pointed to two studies, both conducted years before the election, one author tells abc news, the trump team its deliberately trying to mischaracterize the report. the second author says he found no evidence of voter fraud. >> how can he be comfortable with his win? >> he is very comfortable with his win. he is very comfortable with his win. >> reporter: the briefing came to an end after a fellow aide, placed a note on the new press secretary's podium. now a new partisan group, representing secretaries of state from across the country is weighing in saying they're not aware of any evidence to support the president's claims of voter fraud and that "we are open to learning more about the administration's concerns." a bit of a challenge being thrown down to the white house here. thank you. the president is railing against the soaring crime rate in chicago. he tweeted if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going
42 killings, up 24% from 2016, i will send in the feds. the chicago police department has reported 38 homicides and nearly 200 shootings since the start of the year. chicago mayor says there is a lot that the government can do and expressed the city's willingness to work on building partnerships with federal departments. >> abc news learned a tenth circuit court of appeals judge emerged. as a leading contender to fill the supreme court seat filled by late antonin scalia. judge neil gorsett was nominated in 2006, only 49 years old. which would make him the youngest nominee for the high court in about 25 years. the president is expected to announce his nominee some time next week. >> budget director, mick mulvaney taking heat over a financial problem he called a mistake. calls for him to be disqualified.
failed to pay $15,000 in payroll taxes for a babysitter. the south carolina congressman says he discovered the problem while preparing for his hearings and has since paid the taxes. >> as soon as it was brought to my attention i did the only thing i knew to take every step to fix it. >> another nominee is facing financial scrutiny, health secretary hopeful, tom price, blaming a clerical error on the stock he owns in a drug company being undervalued. price also faced questions on gop plans to replace affordable care act. the georgia congressman didn't offer details. he said the goal its to provide all americans with affordable health care. >> the house passed a measure permanently bang the use of taxpayer funds. it strengthens the hyde amendment attached to budget since 1976. the measure includes exceptions if the mother's life is in danger or in cases of rape or incest. a senate vote on the measure has not been scheduled. >> flu season is reaching its peak.
the cdc reports a spike in cases across the country. health officials say it hasn't reached epidemic levels yet. high and moderate flu activity reported in more than a dozen states. doctors say it is not too late to get a flu shot. >> hearing for the first time from a man credited for saving an arizona man's life shooting his attacker. clearly emotional as he spoke to reporters. his voice shaking. his eyes filling with tears. he said he had little to time to think when he came upon the wounded trouper being attacked his head slammed into the pavement. >> to me there was no choice, no opportunity or chance for me to think about it rationally within my mind. i responded. the only way i know how to respond. and that's to act. and i may have acted heroically, but i don't consider myself a hero. at all. >> he says that he was putten the situation by god and would it is midwinter here in the e. u.s. which means, it is
midsummer in the southern hemisphere. and women are soaking up the sun in a very new way in rio. >> so, more and more ladies, are seeking perfect tan lines and are wearing bikinis made out of electrical tape. yes, that's tape. all the rage right now in several rio tanning salons. >> yep. >> so no need to get into the entire process. but those who love it say it is -- so hot. >> we should. >> how hot is it? >> sweating so much. removing the tape is not a problem at all. going to go ahead and take their word for it on this one. >> i don't get. >> they still have tan lines. >> they do. >> perfect tan line. >> a perfect tan line. >> the tan line the thing. >> so the black tape, i guess, maybe attracts the heat. >> attracts the sun light. >> you get more sun.
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apparently stolen car. the guy who recorded the video says who ever was behind the wheel came close to actually hitting other cars and pedestrians. did this for about ten minutes. and this is how the whole episode came to a stop. watch, the door opens up. and then he -- goes straight into the water. and they cheered him. the driver bailed a few second before it went over. the police arrived too late to do anything about it. but the crowds were over it by that point. >> the crowd realized this was not a movie stunt, not a circus act. this was a real crime. >> over ten minutes watching that. like all right. >> wonder if it was the guy that tried to ride the scooter off deem himself.f trying to >> crazy video. and here at home, erin andrews is opening up
diagnosis of cervical cancer. >> reporter: erin andrews is revealing her private battle with cervical cancer in a new interview with "sports illustrated." the dancing with the stars "dancing with the stars."ngs she had surgery but was able to make every football game saying sports were my escape. >> they believe they got all the cancer out. she well have to go for regular checkups. for now they're cautiously optimistic. on the heels of a study showing death rates from cervical cancer may be greater than thought. more than 12,000 cases diagnosed this year. doctors say that routine screenings can save lives. >> cervical cancer does not discriminate, it happens, the key is recognizing it early, treating it promptly. >> reporter: as for andrews she says after her public and painful civil case last year against a stalker she came to believe in her own strength
i am strong. i can do this. andrews told her doctors she didn't want to miss a football game. and just four months after her surgery she will be covering the biggest game of the year, the super bowl. we do wish her luck. when we come back, investigate what does the motion picture academy have against ryan reynolds. oscar is ryan-free. >> they're trading it for a better ryan, ryan gosling, by the way. >> he was robbed. >> he has the a creepy looking statue, this you have to see, "the skinny is coming up next." >> ryan reynolds statue looks much better. see, "the skinny is coming up next." >> ryan reynolds statue looks much better. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines
>> no surprise that "lala land" swept the year's nominations tying titanic's record of 14 oscar nod. >> amazing. nominated in all categories, best picture, best director, best actor, best actress. >> who is up for best actor? >> um, uh, uh -- >> let me help you out. on a press tour in beijing, best actor nominee, ryan gosling said he was "very grateful" calling it a true collaboration. so gracious. co-star, best nominee, emma stone said she was overjoyed. >> emma was great. after two years of all white nominee in their categories, this year, seven actors of color have been nominated. i mean every black actor shy of madea, tyler perry was nominated. three black nominees, viola davis, octavia spencer. and naomi harris, best supporting actress in "moonlight" amazing in the movie. she reflected her excitement on tw
>> four gs. four different party emojis. >> you can understand. meryl streep, been there before. this is her 20th oscar nomination. she is overrated as you know. the best actress for, florence foster jenkins, broken her record for most nominations for any actor in the history of the academy awards. >> got to bea good feeling. record breaking. i had the previous record too. >> yes, exactly. so she shared this gif of her character and complicated busting out a move you saw there. >> hamilton creator and star, you saw on the screen, now closer to that elusive egot, emmy, grammy, oscar, and tony. with his nomination for best original song from our parent company, disney's movie. >> he won a golden globe. >> egot -- >> eggot. >> s
>> there is a wave, a cry face. he is sad, happy, surfing. >> okay. one of the most talented actors in hollywood, one of the greatest, ryan reynolds taking his oscar snub in stride. expected to pick up best actor nod for his deserving role in dead pool. he did not. >> still, he is always a good sport. got to give him that. and he immediately took to twitter saying, the regular scheduled tickle fight at camp deadpool is still on. >> he is awesome. did go on to grassfully congratulate the nominees for the brilliant films not as good as his. back to the other ryan. fans of ryan are wondering if they slipped from la la land into never, neverland. >> this is a wax figure of ryan gosling, some are not loving the work here, saying he looks more creepy than his absolute beautiful lf
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>> now america's newest white house press secretary hitting the ground running with what is shaping up to be baptism by fire. here is abc's tom llamas. >> there's been a lot of talk the media about the responsibility to hold donald trump accountable, and i'm here to till you, it goes two ways, we will hold the press accountable as well. >> reporter: with that debut, sean spicer put a new spotlight on one of the toughest jobs in the white house. press secretary. the role involves a delicate dance, bridging the gap between the president and the press. >> it is at the same time best, most wonderful. exciting job you will ever have, and most grinding, grueling, pressure filled burnout job you will ever have. >> reporter: that grind and pressure unfolding on live tv, in its entirety. starting during the bill clinton administration. >> he said, i did not have any sexual relations with that woman. he couldn't have been more clear. >> did he mean -- >> david. i called on april. i will come back to you some point dow
strategy for the press secretary is to stand your ground, say what you believe in, say forcefully, but say it respectfully. that's the trick. >> reporter: some times things get too heated for respect. here is obama's press secretary jay carney mixing it up with our own john carl. >> memos say end of the day we are stuck in the same cube they have to go through the same portal. >> john, i get it the person who calls isn't the one who continues to wait after the paper application is filled. right? >> reporter: former press secretaries we spoke to say the secret to success is to never lose the trust of the reporters you work with, but more importantly, the public you serve. >> you are on a stage, that the whole world is watching. and the credibility of the white house is very important. you're standing with not only the country and the public, but the, larger, world itself. >> for any one who thinks it is an easy job. so stressful. not uncommon for the president
making news in america this morning, president trump appears to be making good on a campaign promise. the big announcement today about the wall along mexico's border but who is going to pay for it? plus, protests overnight after the president's executive action on two pipelines and his threat to city leaders in chicago. we're live in washington. a new winter storm on the move this morning. dumping snow and ice. we'll tell you where it's heading and the nor'easter finally moving out this morning after leaving behind a trail of damage in several states. watch as a train cuts a fedex truck in half spinning the cab around sending boxes flying. hear why investigators say those crossing gates never came down. these two girls who by all appearances are black and white. they're actually twin sisters. details behind their different look and rare