Skip to main content

tv   CBS Overnight News  CBS  March 2, 2017 2:07am-3:59am EST

2:07 am
people insured. >> reporter: the vice president made the opposite case today. >> no one is going to fall through the cracks in this. >> reporter: and republicans argue that a simpler plan with trillion dollars. south carolina's lindsey graham. >> if we repackage obamacare and call it something else, we haven't succeeded. >> reporter: and that is the big challenge for republican leaders. they have vowed to move away from obamacare, and yet, scott, they are promising that no one is going to fall through the cracks. it's awfully hard to do both. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you, nancy. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
2:08 am
2:09 am
2:10 am
some of the problems mr. trump promised to solve last night don't actually exist. the president said correctly that 94 million americans are out of the labor force, but that's not an unemployment figure. our research department found that in that official number, about 15 million are students, 44 million are retired, and 28 million are disabled or caring for someone at home. if 94 million people were looking for a job, the unemployment rate would be 40% rather than the 4.8% that it is now. in the run-up of stock prices since election day, the dow has now been pushed above 21,000 for the first time. the blue chip index gained more
2:11 am
than 300 points today to close at 21,115. jim axelrod is here with more about what's called "the trump rally." jim? >> reporter: well, scott, we've been watching the market soar more than 15% since donald trump won the presidency. as it climbed its way first past 19,000, then 20,000, and now 21,000. but this is the first time since election day we've seen a single-day gain of more than 300 points. what's going on here? well, last night's speech only deepened the optimism that corporate earnings will continue to climb, especially with mr. trump's pro-business stance. the combination of proposals, corporate tax cuts, the loosening of regulations is exactly what wall street wants to hear. throw in a proposed $1 trillion of infrastructure spending the president discussed last night and signals the fed may soon raise interest rates to keep growth smooth, and you'll end up with a dow jones industrial average somewher h
2:12 am
been before, over 21,000. as an investor once put it, short term the market is a voting machine. people vote on what they think will happen economically, and right now, scott, they're thinking very positive thoughts. >> jim axelrod for us. jim, thank you. during the president's address last night, he introduced the nation to carryn owens, the widow of navy seal ryan owens. owens was killed in a counter- terrorism raid in yemen 30 days ago. that mission did not go as planned. mr. trump gave the order, but he has not accepted the responsibility. here's david martin. >> reporter: rarely has someone struggled so hard and so publicly to keep it together as carryn owens, widow of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. for one minute and 38 seconds, one of the longest standing ovations in memory, she fought back tears and looked heavenward, apparently speaking to her late husband.
2:13 am
>> ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because i think he just broke a record. >> reporter: upset that her father-in-law had publicly questioned the need for the operation in which her husband was killed, carryn owens put a heartbroken face on the controversial commando raid against the al qaeda stronghold in yemen. president trump approved the operation after barely a week in office. but he subsequently tried to distance himself from it. the commander-in-chief putting the onus on his military seadvirs and describing it as a piece of unfinished business leftover from the obama administration. >> well, this was a mission that was started before i got here. they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who were very respected. my generals are the most respected we've had in many decades, i believe, and they lost ryan. >> he was killed in the initial exchange that took place on the objective. >> reporter: general joseph vo c
2:14 am
forces in the middle east, monitored the raid in real-time. as >> we accomplished the mission that we went there for. we certainly paid a very heavy price for this. >> reporter: nowhere was that price more in evidence than on the face of carryn owens last night before a packed house chamber and a national television audience. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. as poignant as his salute to ryan owens was, mr. trump did not mention other americans fighting overseas, nor very much about foreign policy at all. here's margaret brennan. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech left diplomats and allies wondering just how president trump views america's role in the world. he made no mention of the
2:15 am
afghanistan and iraq or the small number in syria, and he did not explain why he's expanding the fight against al qaeda in yemen. there was a statement of support for israel, but no explanation of his repeated calls for a new relationship with russia. that's been worrying european allies in nato, who president trump again called on to spend more on their own defense. now, here at the state department, many see that white house proposal to cut 30% or more from the foreign aid budget as a sign that the president does not value diplomacy. rex tillerson, the secretary of state, did release a statement today clarifying that u.s. policy is still to promote freedom, democracy, and stability. but scott, none of those terms, were in mr. trump's speech. >> margaret brennan for us. stability is exactly what a u.s. nato ally is praying for, but sharing a border with russia, estonia fears that vladimir putin has been
2:16 am
emboldened by his conquest in ukraine. elizabeth palmer is in estonia. >> reporter: these may look like soldiers. actually they're ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the estonian defense league, a kind of citizens militia. here they're competing in an annual exercise. [ gunfire ] more than 13,000 of them prepare to rise up if estonia were attacked. right now they believe their aggressive neighbor to the east, russia, is enemy number one, especially after its invasion of ukraine. estonia has a professional military, too. it was on display in this weekend's independence day parade. this small country spends big on defense. it's a fully paid-up member of nato, and that buys it powerful friends. this year u.s. soldiers deployed to estonia were part of the
2:17 am
parade, and for the very first time they brought tanks. american tanks on the streets of estonia's capital send a powerful signal to the people here, that the u.s. will stand by its nato allies. they also send a very clear signal to the kremlin. that signal -- a russian attack on an estonia backed by nato would be dangerous. >> estonia is not alone. >> reporter: margus tsahkna is estonia's defense minister. >> we're sending the message to russia very clearly that we are able to speak the same language as mr. putin does, and it's a language that we are ready to fight. >> reporter: and staying ready means constant training. on saturday near the town of voru, local women in the defense league were learning to use gps equipment. for ruth madla, it's about learning new skills. she doesn't really expect the russians
2:18 am
you're part of this force. >> yes. >> reporter: that sends a message. >> yes. maybe it's good to have the message. >> reporter: that message to russia is loud and clear. estonia is spending record amounts on its military, and the defense leagues have never had more volunteers. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tallinn, estonia. still ahead, the ceo of uber gets into a heated argument with one of his drivers. where's frank? it's league night! 'saved money on motorcycle insurance with geico! goin' up the country. bowl without me. frank.' i'm going to get nachos. snack bar's closed. gah! ah, ah ah. ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪ geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides.
2:19 am
makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel.
2:20 am
i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. try digestive advantage. it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage.
2:21 am
an uber driver got into an argument with a passenger who happened to be uber's ceo here's ben tracy. >> reporter: this video obtained by bloomberg news shows uber ceo travis kalanick swg ayinto the music in the back seat of an uber black car, but at the end of the ride, he also gets an ea frfulthrom e driver, identified as fawzi kamel. >> reporter: kamel tells kalanick drastic cuts in uber rates hurt him financially.
2:22 am
>> reporter: in a memo to uber employees last night, kalanick apologized, writing -- "it's clear this video is a reflection of me. i must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. this is the first time i've been willing to admit that i need leadership help and i intend to get it." lately, the company that made it possible to catch a cab using an app can't seem to catch a break. last week a lawsuit was filed alleging uber stole trade secrets for the development of its self-driving cars, which uber denies. and uber recently launched an internal investigation after an ex-employee leveled allegations of sexual harassment. we asked uber for an interview and they declined. i did take three uber rides in san francisco today, all three drivers well aware of the company's problems. scott, one driver told me he thinks the ceo should get himself a private chauffeur. >> ben tracy. up next,
2:23 am
for the winners of the worst performance in an accounting role. (gasp) just head & shoulders? i thought it was just for, like, dandruff new head & shoulders. cleans, protects and moisturizes to... ...get up to 100% flake-free and unbelievably beautiful hair it's not head & shoulders, it's the new head & shoulders you could start your search at the all-new carfax.com that might help. show me the carfax? now the car you want and the history you need are easy to find. show me used minivans with no reported accidents. boom. love it.
2:24 am
show me the carfax. start your used car search and get free carfax reports at the all-new carfax.com. makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel. if the motion picture academy has its way, there will be no sequel to sunday, bungled sunday. today the academy fired the accountants who screwed up the best picture award presentation. another opening, another show. take a look at this performance
2:25 am
2:26 am
as veterans, we committed to protect our country. we served and sacrificed for the things that mattered most. those experiences shaped our lives. now we're husbands, wives, parents, and friends. and sometimes we forget that the biggest challenge can be asking for support. the veterans crisis line is here for veterans. dial 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. it matters.
2:27 am
we're giving michigan voters the last word on trump's address. mr. trump won michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes. it was the state's slimmest margin of victory in a presidential race since 1940. how do they like him now? here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: among those who gathered at the hideout brewery in graap
2:28 am
watch the president's speech, shirley hampton needed no convincing. when you saw him up there, did you see a leader? >> i do. i do. i see a man who stands behind his word. the most important thing that i love about him is he keeps telling everybody, we got to band together. >> reporter: but upstairs damien sanchez and chris peterson disagreed. >> who can argue against unity? but has he been a divisive president to this point? of course he has. >> i don't think unity should be an objective. i think where we disagree with him, we ought to be strong in that resistance. >> look at this place. isn't this incredible? >> reporter: grand rapids was the final stop on the trump campaign last november just hours before he won the state. >> yeah, we have cinnamon or raisin. >> reporter: at breakfast today we found an answer to the democrats' question about who could support donald trump. there are people like leon alderman. >> everything trump has said and everything he's done so far i like.
2:29 am
>> repeal and replace obamacare. >> the media doesn't like him. hollywood doesn't like him. what more could you ask for? >> reporter: andrew dine praised the speech with a kind of back-handed compliment. >> i think that it was a breath of fresh air compared to how donald trump usually is in the last month or so. i think he was much more professional and grounded. >> reporter: presidential? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> reporter: for any new president, that would be a step in the right direction. dean reynolds, cbs news, grand rapids. that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and do not miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
2:30 am
this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. president trump is getting high marks for his first-ever address to a joint session of congress, at least from the american public. a cbs news poll found 82% say president trump's speech was, well, presidential. that includes 97% of republicans and more than half of democrats polled. the president's positive tone and call for unity was a welcome change for others. for others like house speaker nancy pelosi, it was a bait and switch. major garrett reports. >> it begins as of now. >> reporter: president trump met with republican cones
2:31 am
lead ers after delivering a speech that was, by his standards, quiet, conventional, and non-confrontational. >> a new national pride is sweeping across our nation, and a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. >> reporter: a cbs news poll found 61% of viewers were more optimistic about a trump presidency after the speech, but there are questions about what policies he plans to pursue. >> i believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible. >> reporter: in a lunch meeting with tv anchors tuesday, the president said he was open to providing legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. he said nothing about that to congress. on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell pressed vice president mike pence for details. >> he intends to build a wall, to have the kind of internal enforcement that puts the safety of the american people first, that identifies the criminal element. >> reporter: we've heard that. the question was whether he is open to pathway for undocumented immigrants here, or are you just not there yet? >> well, i think as the
2:32 am
we'll see. >> reporter: senate democratic leader chuck schumer. >> this is the third time he has mentioned to people, oh, let's do reform, and then the next day his advisers, his base say pull it back. this speech was vehemently anti-immigrant. one topic in the speesh making political waves on capitol hill, his plan to repeal and replace obamacare. cbs' nancy cordes has that. >> reporter: republicans met today to finalize their obamacare replacement plan, after the president laid out the broad strokes last night. >> we should help americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts. >> reporter: in some ways, that resembles obamacare, which helps americans pay for insurance with a combination of income-based tax credits and subsidies. but the tax credits in a recently leaked draft of the gop plan are based solely on age. the wealthy and theoo
2:33 am
same amount. >> lower income people would get significantly less help under these republican tax credits. >> reporter: larry levitt is with the kaiser family foundation. >> so far these plans would likely result in significant reductions in the number of people insured. >> reporter: the vice president made the opposite case today. >> no one is going to fall through the cracks in this. >> reporter: and republicans argue that a simpler plan with fewer government mandates will unleash competition. >> the principles are good principles. they're the right ones. >> reporter: one big question -- what would republicans do about medicaid? obamacare expanded it by 11 million americans at a cost of a trillion dollars. south carolina's lindsey graham. >> if we repackage obamacare and call it something else, we haven't succeeded. vice president mike pence is denying reports that the commando raid in yemen turned up
2:34 am
that raid played a central role in the president's congressional address. david martin reports. >> reporter: rarely has someone struggled so hard and so publicly to keep it together as carryn owens, widow of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. for one minute and 38 seconds, one of the longest standing ovations in memory, she fought back tears and looked heavenward, apparently speaking to her late husband. >> ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because i think he just broke a record. >> reporter: upset that her father-in-law had publicly questioned the need for the operation in which her husband was killed, carryn owens put a heartbroken face on the controversial commando raid against the al qaeda stronghold in yemen. president trump approved the operation after barely a week in office. but he subsequently tried to distance himself from it. the commander-in-chief putting the onus on his military advisers and describing it as a piece of unfinished business
2:35 am
administration. >> he was killed in the initial exchange that took place on the objective. >> reporter: general joseph votel, commander of the u.s. forces in the middle east, monitored the raid in real-time. as owens was fatally wounded, a medevac aircraft crash landed and an air strike killed some two dozen civilians, all in an effort to capture cell phones, laptops and hard drives that contained intelligence on the al qaeda network in yemen. >> we accomplished the mission that we went there for. we certainly paid a very heavy price for this. >> reporter: nowhere was that price more in evidence than on the face of carryn owens last night before a packed house chamber and a national television audience. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. as the president calls for a huge increase in military spending, he's also demanding that nato allies pay more for their defense. turns out no prodding is needed in
2:36 am
former soviet satellite that worries day and night what vladamir putin is planning. >> reporter: these may look like soldiers. actually, they're ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the estonian defense league, a kind of citizens militia. here, they're competing in an annual exercise. [ gunfire ] more than 13,000 of them prepared to rise up if estonia were attacked. right now they believe their aggressive neighbor to the east, russia, is enemy number one, especially after its invasion of ukraine. estonia has a professional military, too. it was on display in this weekend's independence day parade. this small country spends big on defense. it's a fully paid-up member of nato, and that buys it powerful friends. this year u.s. soldiers deployed to estonia were part of the parade, and for the very first
2:37 am
time they brought tanks. american tanks on the streets of estonia's capital send a powerful signal to the people here, that the u.s. will stand by its nato allies. they also send a very clear signal to the kremlin. that signal, a russian attack on an estonia backed by nato would be dangerous. on saturday, local women in the defense league were learning to use gps equipment. for ruth madla, it's about learning new skills. she doesn't really expect the russians to invade but -- you're part of this force. >> yes. >> reporter: that sends a message. >> yes. maybe it's good to have the message. >> reporter: that message to russia is loud and clear. estonia is spending record amounts on its military, and the defense leagues have never had more volunteers.
2:38 am
elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tallinn, estonia. ppening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. new mucinex clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. while powerful medicine clears your worst cold symptoms. let's end this. makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel.
2:39 am
♪ [joy bauer] two thirds of americans have digestive issues. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. but many probiotics do not survive your stomach's harsh environment. digestive advantage is different. its natural protein shell is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic, to get where you need it most. get the digestive advantage, and enjoy living well.
2:40 am
emotional highlight of president trump's address involved carry owens, the wife of slain navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. he was the commando killed in a raid in yemen approved by the president just days into his administration. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. [ applause ] >> there were several stand ovations as the president spoke of owens. one of them continued for more than a minute and a half. norah o'donnell discussed this and other topics with vice president mike pence. >> we are here in the ceremonial office of the vice president of the united states. mr. vice president, thank you so much for having us. >> good morning. >> we just showed that incredibly moving moment last night when the president
2:41 am
navy s.e.a.l. william ryan owens and his widow, carryn owens. how did that tribute come about? >> well, the president reached out to the family after ryan owens fell in what was, as the president said last night, a highly successful operation that obtained significant intelligence information. but i was there in the oval office
2:42 am
-- and reminded her that the congress represents the entire country and that the tribute that her husband and her family received was really how all the american people feel about him and feel about all those who serve. >> i know the president made a point last night of pointing out, he said that raid gathered "large amounts of vital intelligence." have you seen some of that intelligence? what does that help us with? >> we were briefed again yesterday by secretary mattis, giving us a summary of the
2:43 am
intelligence that was gathered. this was a strike that was directed at obtaining information about al qaeda operating out of yemen and we do believe it will lay a foundation for victories in the future. but it was -- i think it was all together fitting that the president paid tribute to that courageous navy s.e.a.l., to his wonderful family. in the context of the speech where he put the security of the american people first, he made a
2:44 am
2:45 am
a nation without borders is not a nation and it's not secure. so we'll secure or border with that wall. we'll strengthen our laws, provide more -- not only border agents, more immigrations and customs. these are things the president has put into motion. once we do that, just like he said with regard to those remaining in this country, that l
2:46 am
the congress. i think the overall tone of the president's speech last night is frankly just the same as i see every day. president trump is someone who leads by collaboration. he brings people together. and last night he really challenged the congress to come together on what have of tbehal country and solve these intractable problems that we've ignored for decades. >> >> i think we're evaluating both the ninth circuit's decision and in the days ahead we'll have a
2:47 am
the president is determined to defend the first executive order in the courts, which we continue to believe is in his presidential authority. but also to take that authority that is undisputed in the law with a new executive order. we live in a dangerous world. i was just in europe meeting with leaders of many of our allies. we all recognize the threat of terrorism in the world and president trump is absolutely determined to do what we can in this moment to ensure the safety and security of the american people, put into place new vetting procedures, and the revised executive order will be reflective of that. >> and will more countries be added to that? >> well, i don't want to get ahead of the deliberation. i know that through a variety of agencies, they're putting the finishing touches on that executive order and it should be out in the next few days. l
2:48 am
signal a change? it was different in tone from the inaugural address. did it signal a change? >> i just think there's something very special about a joint session of congress. there's a moment where the president has the opportunity to speak in a completely unfiltered way to people across the country. and what i can tell people as someone who has worked with the president every day since the cti- eon alectndion and gotten to knm very very well, that was all him. s a he's a fighter, willing to fight for wha for what he believes in. he a's got a big heart. i i think the american people saw st-pthat last night. my and s i-ope is that members of cnongres-plook at the agenda the nt - president laid out, work with this this administration to ensure the security and the prosperity of of the american people. >> let >> let the legislating begin. p>> >> that's right. >> >> that's right. all all right, mr. vou -president, tso hank you so much. >> than >> thank you, bs ohe "c vern>> tighthe "cbs overnight n.
2:49 am
rise above joint discomfort with move free ultra's triple action joint support for improved mobility and flexibility, and 20% better comfort from one tiny, mighty pill... get move free ultra, and enjoy living well.
2:50 am
are you kidding me? no, looks like he took a wrong turn. don't worry, this guy's got like a four-star rating, we're good. his name is randy. that's like one of the most trustworthy names! ordering a getaway car with an app? are you randy? that's me! awesome! surprising. what's not surprising? how much money erin saved by switching to geico. everybody comfortable with the air temp? i could go a little cooler. ok. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel.
2:51 am
some distance between you and temptation. clinically proven to help reduce hunger between meals. from metamucil, the #1 doctor recommended brand. voters are having a positive reaction to president trump's address to congress. a cbs news poll showed 71% said the speech was unifying. cbs contributor and republican strategist frank luntz invited californians to take part in a focus group. 11 men and 10 women.
2:52 am
trump in the election, nine voted for hillary clinton, and one didn't vote for either one of them. frank later discussed it all on "cbs this morning." >> we did watch what he said tonight. tell me what you thought was better, what exceeded your expectations. >> he was conciliatory. he acted presidential. i think that's a very good first step. >> what else? >> i like the fact that he brought everyone together, democrats and republicans, regarding veterans and taking care of our veterans. that's not a political issue. regardless of what you think, these are people that served in the military. they're down on their luck financially. >> he did not address the problem with the v.a. the v.a. is not doing anything. very little for vets. >> and we all want to see a change. there has to be a change, and it's for both sides. >> i do believe he will take action to change it. >> he went from the hate crimes, which i was concerned he wouldn't talk about and h
2:53 am
to come up with solutions to replace obamacare. >> he talked about the hate crimes and the desecration of the jewish cemeteries, which is horrible. he neglected to mention the desecration of the indian burial ground with the pipeline. >> he said, my job is to be the president of all americans. >> did he deliver that tonight? >> yes, he did. >> what are we going to see tomorrow? that's what we need to be watching for. up until now, we haven't seen anything like this, and he's spoken in broad platitudes. who doesn't want our kids to be safe and healthy and have a good education. >> well, frank luntz joins us from los angeles. the president for the most part is getting rave reviews for his peach last night, including that he sound
2:54 am
looked presidential. what was the overall response from your group? >> out of 21 people, 16 out of 21 say he exceeded expectations. only one person who spoke in that little clip felt that he fell short. the reason why is that he seemed to appeal universally to republicans and democrats. to treat the country as a whole rather than looking at individual groups. trump people felt that he kept his promises and hasn't backed down. and our clinton people felt that he is making an effort to reach across the aisle. and what's fascinating to me is they watched the democratic response as well. and they were rather critical, because they thought that was too partisan. one more thing. it's interesting that they always talk about what the president didn't say. even though the speech lasts what, 45, 50 minutes. so often the american people arenare listening for what they don't hear and that's what they complain about.
2:55 am
2:56 am
2:57 am
the fun never stops for the ceo of uber. he sent out a memo saying he's ashamed how he acted in a dash cam video that's gone viral on the internet. it shows him we are rating an uber driver who complained about the low price of fares. in the last week alone, uber was sued over its self-driving technology and had a top executive resign. ben tracy has more on the latest pr embarrassment. >> reporter: in a video obtained by bloomberg news, uber black car, but at the end of the ride, he also gets an earful from thiv
2:58 am
>> reporter: kamel says it caused some drivers to lose confidence in the brand. >> reporter: late tuesday, he apologized to employees writing -- "it's clear this video is a reflection of me. i must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. this is the first time i've been willing to admit that i need
2:59 am
get it." >> this comes at a bad time for uber. they're trying to reshape their image for the public, and seeing their chief executive acting in a way that's pretty aggressive confirms a lot of the worst fears the public has about uber. >> reporter: the ride with the ceo ended as every uber rider does, with the driver and passenger giving each other a rating. >> some people don't like to take responsibility -- they blame everything -- [ overlapping speakers ] good luck. >> good luck to you. >> reporter: the driver reportedly gave the uber ceo one star. the lowest possible rating. ben tracy, san francisco. >> that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm tony dokoupil.
3:00 am
deadly tornadoes in the heart of america. >> it looks like a bomb went off. >> hundreds of homes are hit. >> all the windows are busted out. there's debris everywhere. also tonight -- >> i can be more presidential if i want to be. and most viewers of his speech told uswa he s. >> i think he was much more professional and grounded. >> the trump rally sends the dow above 21,000. and road rage, the ceo of uber gets into it with one of his drivers. >> good luck. this is the "cbs overnight news." march roared in like a lion
3:01 am
you might expect in mid-april or early may. the warm winter spawned an outbreak of tornadoes. at least 28 since tuesday in seven states from the south to the midwest. the largest was an ef-3 with winds up to 165 miles per hour. the deaths include one in missouri, two in illinois, and more than 100 homes were blown apart. michelle miller met people who lost everything. >> reporter: this is all that's left of dozens of homes in north central illinois after a line of tornadoes tore through the midwest late yesterday. >> tornado! oh, my god, it's on the ground. >> reporter: 26 twisters touched down across five states, bringing up to 155 miles per hour winds, heavy rain, and hail. in ottawa, illinois, one of the 50 homes with significant damage belonged to penny. >> had to get in the bathtub to survive.
3:02 am
trees are down. my car is wrecked. it's disaster. it looks like a bomb went off. >> reporter: in perryville, missouri, this woman had to be rescued after a tornado barreled through her town, smashing cars, uprooting trees, and knocking this truck off the highway. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: this morning illinois governor bruce rauner visited towns hard hit by the storm. >> we have to count our blessings. this could have been way worse. the warning systems worked well. people were notified. >> reporter: one resident couldn't even find what he lost in the storm. his entire garage was lifted from its foundation with his contents, his motorcycles, his easy chair, even his refrigerator left out in the open. >> it's total destruction. >> reporter: sandy johnson has lived here for 13 years. although her dog was inside, she says she's just thankful her children weren't home when the storm hit. >> that was the saving grace. that's where god stepped in and was like, no, can't have these
3:03 am
kids go home or my kids probably wouldn't be here. >> reporter: family members of the woman who lived here told us that she hunkered down in that closet when she said rooms started to disappear. she climbed over her bed, hopped over her flooded basement and down these stairs to get out. scott, severe weather is forecast throughout the night from the ohio valley east. >> michelle miller in the heart of the destruction. michelle, thank you. well, president trump did something that he swore during the campaign that he could do if he wanted to -- look presidential. in a cbs news poll, 82% of viewers of his speech last night said he was. 97% of republicans thought so, and even more than half the democrats. we have more now from our chief white house correspondent, major garrett. >> it begins as of now. we think we're going to have tremendous success. >> reporter: president trump met with congressional republican leadership after delivering a speech twa
3:04 am
and non-confrontational. >> a new national pride is sweeping across our nation, and a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. >> reporter: a cbs news poll found 61% of viewers were more optimistic about a trump presidency after the speech, but there are questions about what policies he plans to pursue. >> i believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible. >> reporter: in a lunch meeting with tv anchors tuesday, the president said he was open to providing legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. he said nothing about that to congress. on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell pressed vice president mike pence for details. >> he intends to build a wall, to have the kind of internal enforcement that puts the safety of the american people first, that identifies the criminal element. >> reporter: we'ea
3:05 am
open to pathway for undocumented immigrants here, or are you just not there yet? >> well, i think as the president said in the campaign, we'll see. >> reporter: senate democratic leader chuck schumer. >> this is the third time he has mentioned to people, oh, let's do reform, and then the next day his advisers, his base say pull it back. this speech was vehemently anti-immigrant. >> reporter: whatever the president's tone on immigration, deportation arrests continue. scott, in a highly publicized case in mississippi today, a 22-year-old woman was arrested. she's lived in america since age seven, being brought here from argentina by her parents. she had been protected under an obama administration program known as daca. that protection expired and immigration control -- customs rather says she will be arrested and held without bond pending an immigration judge's review of her status. >> major garrett at the white house. and in another surprising change of character, mr. trump sent only one tweet from his personal account today, one tweet, two words -- thank you. he
3:06 am
point, however. on capitol hill, republicans all agree on replacing obamacare. they just don't agree on how. here's nancy cordes. >> reporter: republicans met today to finalize their obamacare replacement plan after the president laid out the broad strokes last night. >> we should help americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts. >> reporter: in some ways that resembles obamacare, which helps americans pay for insurance with a combination of income-based tax credits and subsidies. but the tax credits in a recently leaked draft of the gop plan are based solely on age. the wealthy and the poor get the same amount. >> lower-income people would get significantly less help under these republican tax credits. >> reporter: larry levitt is with the kaiser family foundation, which has been studying the republican proposals. li so far these plans would
3:07 am
reductions in the number of people insured. >> reporter: the vice president made the opposite case today. >> no one is going to fall through the cracks in this. >> reporter: and republicans argue that a simpler plan with fewer government mandates will unleash competition. >> the principles are good principles. they're the right ones. >> reporter: one big question -- what would republicans do about medicaid? obamacare expanded it by 11 million americans at a cost of a trillion dollars. south carolina's lindsey graham. >> if we repackage obamacare and call it something else, we haven't succeeded. >> reporter: and that is the big challenge for republican leaders. they have vowed to move away from obamacare, and yet, scott, they are promising that no one is going to fall through the cracks. it's awfully hard to do both. >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you, nancy. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
3:08 am
3:09 am
3:10 am
some of the problems mr. trump promised to solve last night don't actually exist. the president said correctly that 94 million americans are out of the labor force, but that's not an unemployment figure. our research department found that in that official number, about 15 million are students, 44 million are retired, and 28 million are disabled or caring for someone at home. if 94 million people were looking for a job, the unemployment rate would be 40% rather than the 4.8% that it is now. in the run-up of stock prices since election day, the dow has now been pushed above 21,000 for the first time. the blue chip in
3:11 am
than 300 points today to close at 21,115. jim axelrod is here with more about what's called "the trump rally." jim? >> reporter: well, scott, we've been watching the market soar more than 15% since donald trump won the presidency. as it climbed its way first past 19,000, then 20,000, and now 21,000. but this is the first time since election day we've seen a single-day gain of more than 300 points. what's going on here? well, last night's speech only deepened the optimism that corporate earnings will continue to climb, especially with mr. trump's pro-business stance. the combination of proposals, corporate tax cuts, the loosening of regulations is exactly what wall street wants to hear. throw in a proposed $1 trillion of infrastructure spending the president discussed last night and signals the fed may soon raise interest rates to keep growth smooth, and you'll end up with a dow jones industrial average somewhere it n
3:12 am
been before, over 21,000. as an investor once put it, short term the market is a voting machine. people vote on what they think will happen economically, and right now, scott, they're thinking very positive thoughts. >> jim axelrod for us. jim, thank you. during the president's address last night, he introduced the nation to carryn owens, the widow of navy seal ryan owens. owens was killed in a counter- terrorism raid in yemen 30 days ago. that mission did not go as planned. mr. trump gave the order, but he has not accepted the responsibility. here's david martin. >> reporter: rarely has someone struggled so hard and so publicly to keep it together as carryn owens, widow of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. for one minute and 38 seconds, one of the longest standing ovations in memory, she fought back tears and looked heavenward, apparently speaking
3:13 am
>> ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because i think he just broke a record. >> reporter: upset that her father-in-law had publicly questioned the need for the operation in which her husband was killed, carryn owens put a heartbroken face on the controversial commando raid against the al qaeda stronghold in yemen. president trump approved the operation after barely a week in office. but he subsequently tried to distance himself from it. the commander-in-chief putting the onus on his military advisers and describing it as a piece of unfinished business leftover from the obama administration. >> well, this was a mission that was started before i got here. they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who were very respected. my generals are the most respected we've had in many decades, i believe, and they lost ryan. >> he was killed in the initial exchange that took place on the objective. >> reporter: general joseph votel, commander of the u.s.
3:14 am
forces in the middle east, monitored the raid in real-time. as owens was fatally wounded, a medevac aircraft crash landed and an air strike killed some two dozen civilians, all in an effort to capture cell phones, laptops and hard drives that contained intelligence on the al qaeda network in yemen. >> we accomplished the mission that we went there for. we certainly paid a very heavy price for this. >> reporter: nowhere was that price more in evidence than on the face of carryn owens last night before a packed house chamber and a national television audience. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. as poignant as his salute to ryan owens was, mr. trump did not mention other americans fighting overseas, nor very much about foreign policy at all. here's margaret brennan. >> reporter: scott, the president's speech left diplomats and allies wondering just how president trump views america's role in the world. he made no mention of the thnd
3:15 am
afghanistan and iraq or the small number in syria, and he did not explain why he's expanding the fight against al qaeda in yemen. there was a statement of support for israel, but no explanation of his repeated calls for a new relationship with russia. that's been worrying european allies in nato, who president trump again called on to spend more on their own defense. now, here at the state department, many see that white house proposal to cut 30% or more from the foreign aid budget as a sign that the president does not value diplomacy. rex tillerson, the secretary of state, did release a statement today clarifying that u.s. policy is still to promote freedom, democracy, and stability. but scott, none of those terms, were in mr. trump's speech. >> margaret brennan for us. stability is exactly what a u.s. nato ally is praying for, but sharing a border with russia, estonia fears that vladimir putin has been emboldened by his conquest in
3:16 am
ukraine. elizabeth palmer is in estonia. >> reporter: these may look like soldiers. actually they're ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the estonian defense league, a kind of citizens militia. here they're competing in an annual exercise. [ gunfire ] more than 13,000 of them prepare to rise up if estonia were attacked. right now they believe their aggressive neighbor to the east, russia, is enemy number one, especially after its invasion of ukraine. estonia has a professional military, too. it was on display in this weekend's independence day parade. this small country spends big on defense. it's a fully paid-up member of nato, and that buys it powerful friends. this year u.s. soldiers deployed to estonia were part of the parade, and foe
3:17 am
time they brought tanks. american tanks on the streets of estonia's capital send a powerful signal to the people here, that the u.s. will stand by its nato allies. they also send a very clear signal to the kremlin. that signal -- a russian attack on an estonia backed by nato would be dangerous. >> estonia is not alone. >> reporter: margus tsahkna is estonia's defense minister. >> we're sending the message to russia very clearly that we are able to speak the same language as mr. putin does, and it's a language that we are ready to fight. >> reporter: and staying ready means constant training. on saturday near the town of voru, local women in the defense league were learning to use gps equipment. for ruth madla, it's about learning new skills. she doesn't really expect the russians to invade but --
3:18 am
>> reporter: that sends a message. >> yes. maybe it's good to have the message. >> reporter: that message to russia is loud and clear. estonia is spending record amounts on its military, and the defense leagues have never had more volunteers. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tallinn, estonia. still ahead, the ceo of uber gets into a heated argument with one of his drivers. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. try digestive advantage. it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage.
3:19 am
3:20 am
makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel.
3:21 am
an uber driver got into an argument with a passenger who happened to be uber's ceo here's ben tracy. >> reporter: this video obtained by bloomberg news shows uber ceo tris kalanick insway tg tohe music in the back seat of an uber black car, but at the end of the ride, he also gets an earful from the driver, identified as fawzi kamel. >> or repter: kamel tells kalanick drastic cuts in uber rates hurt him financially.
3:22 am
>> reporter: in a memo to uber employees last night, kalanick apologized, writing -- "it's clear this video is a reflection of me. i must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. this is the first time i've been willing to admit that i need leadership help and i intend to get it." lately, the company that made it possible to catch a cab using an app can't seem to catch a break. last week a lawsuit was filed alleging uber stole trade secrets for the development of its self-driving cars, which uber denies. and uber recently launched an internal investigation after an ex-employee leveled allegations of sexual harassment. we asked uber for an interview and they declined. i did take three uber rides in san francisco today, all three drivers well aware of the company's problems. scott, one driver told me he thinks the ceo should get himself a private chauffeur. >> ben tracy. up next, a hollywood ending for the winners of thest
3:23 am
role. make the most of a few minutes with instant moisture from k-y ultragel. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help.
3:24 am
it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage. i'm good.? i just took new mucinex clear and cool. what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. new mucinex clear & cool. feel the menthol burst. while powerful medicine clears your worst cold symptoms. let's end this. if the motion picture academy has its way, there will be no sequel to sunday, bungled sunday. today the academy fired the accountants who screwed up the best picture award presentation. another opening, another show. take a look t
3:25 am
by italy's mount etna.
3:26 am
hailey is one of 7 million children with asthma whose parents have to worry about when the next attack will strike. today more kids suffer from asthma than from any other chronic disease. in emergency rooms, one fourth of all visits are due to asthma attacks. most asthma attacks are caused by allergic reactions to allergens. things like pollen, dust and even household pests can trigger asthma. estimates show than more than 25 percent of americans are allergic to the german cockroach. in children, pests, asthma and allergies are a bad combination that can result in twice as many asthma-related medical visits. allergens left behind from mice and cockroaches, are common causes of asthma attacks. 82% of u.s. households contain allergens left by mice. and cockroaches are found in up to 98% of urban homes. learn how to protect your family at pestworld.org.
3:27 am
tic..ta tan we're giving michigan voters the last word on trump's address. mr. trump won michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes. it was the state's slimmest margin of victory in a presidential race since 1940. how do they like him now? here's dean reynolds. >> reporter: among those who gathered at the hideout brewery
3:28 am
watch the president's speech, shirley hampton needed no convincing. when you saw him up there, did you see a leader? >> i do. i do. i see a man who stands behind his word. the most important thing that i love about him is he keeps telling everybody, we got to band together. >> reporter: but upstairs damien sanchez and chris peterson disagreed. >> who can argue against unity? but has he been a divisive president to this point? of course he has. >> i don't think unity should be an objective. i think where we disagree with him, we ought to be strong in that resistance. >> look at this place. isn't this incredible? >> reporter: grand rapids was the final stop on the trump campaign last november just hours before he won the state. >> yeah, we have cinnamon or raisin. >> reporter: at breakfast today we found an answer to the democrats' question about who could support donald trump. there are people like leon alderman. >> everything trump has said and everything he's done so far i like. >> repeal and replace obamacare.
3:29 am
>> the media doesn't like him. hollywood doesn't like him. what more could you ask for? >> reporter: andrew dine praised the speech with a kind of back-handed compliment. >> i think that it was a breath of fresh air compared to how donald trump usually is in the last month or so. i think he was much more professional and grounded. >> reporter: presidential? >> absolutely, absolutely. >> reporter: for any new president, that would be a step in the right direction. dean reynolds, cbs news, grand rapids. that's the "overnight news" for this thursday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for the morning news and do not miss "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm scott pelley. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
3:30 am
this is the "cbs overnight news." welcome to the "overnight news." i'm tony dokoupil. president trump is getting high marks for his first-ever address to a joint session of congress, at least from the american public. a cbs news poll found 82% say president trump's speech was, well, presidential. that includes 97% of republicans and more than half of democrats polled. the president's positive tone and call for unity was a welcome change for many. for others like house speaker nancy pelosi, it was a bait and switch. long on rhetoric and short on specifics. major garrett reports. >> it begins as of now. we think we're going to have tremendous success. >> reporter: president trump met with republican congressional looep
3:31 am
delivering a speech that was, by standards, quiet, conventional, and non-confrontational. >> a new national pride is sweeping across our nation, and a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. >> reporter: a cbs news poll found 61% of viewers were more optimistic about a trump presidency after the speech, but there are questions about what policies he plans to pursue. >> i believe that real and positive immigration reform is possible. >> reporter: in a lunch meeting with tv anchors tuesday, the president said he was open to providing legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. he said nothing about that to congress. on "cbs this morning," norah o'donnell pressed vice president mike pence for details. >> he intends to build a wall, to have the kind of internal enforcement that puts the safety of the american people first, that identifies the criminal element. >> reporter: we've heard that. the question was whether he is open to pathway for undocumented immigrants here, or are you just
3:32 am
>> well, i think as the president said in the campaign, we'll see. >> reporter: senate democratic leader chuck schumer. >> this is the third time he has mentioned to people, oh, let's do reform, and then the next day his advisers, his base say pull it back. this speech was vehemently anti-immigrant. one topic in the speech making political waves on capitol hill, his plan to repeal and replace obamacare. cbs' nancy cordes has that. >> reporter: republicans met today to finalize their obamacare replacement plan, after the president laid out the broad strokes last night. >> we should help americans purchase their own coverage through the use of tax credits and expanded health savings accounts. >> reporter: in some ways, that resembles obamacare, which helps americans pay for insurance with a combination of income-based tax credits and subsidies. but the tax credits in a recently leaked draft of the gop plan are based solely on age. the wealthy and the poor get the
3:33 am
>> lower income people would get significantly less help under these republican tax credits. >> reporter: larry levitt is with the kaiser family foundation. which has been studying the republican proposal. >> so far these plans would likely result in significant reductions in the number of people insured. >> reporter: the vice president made the opposite case today. >> no one is going to fall through the cracks in this. >> reporter: and republicans argue that a simpler plan with fewer government mandates will unleash competition. >> the principles are good principles. they're the right ones. >> reporter: one big question -- what would republicans do about medicaid? obamacare expanded it by 11 million americans at a cost of a trillion dollars. south carolina's lindsey graham. >> if we repackage obamacare and call it something else, we haven't succeeded. vice president mike pence is denying reports that the commando raid in yemen turned up no significant intelligence. that raid played a central role in the preside's
3:34 am
address. david martin reports. >> reporter: rarely has someone struggled so hard and so publicly to keep it together as carryn owens, widow of navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. for one minute and 38 seconds, one of the longest standing ovations in memory, she fought back tears and looked heavenward, apparently speaking to her late husband. >> ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because i think he just broke a record. >> reporter: upset that her father-in-law had publicly questioned the need for the operation in which her husband was killed, carryn owens put a heartbroken face on the controversial commando raid against the al qaeda stronghold in yemen. president trump approved the operation after barely a week in office. but he subsequently tried to distance himself from it. the commander-in-chief putting the onus on his military advisers and describing it as a piece of unfinished business
3:35 am
administration. >> he was killed in the initial exchange that took place on the objective. >> reporter: general joseph votel, commander of the u.s. forces in the middle east, monitored the raid in real-time. as owens was fatally wounded, a medevac aircraft crash landed and an air strike killed some two dozen civilians, all in an effort to capture cell phones, laptops and hard drives that contained intelligence on the al qaeda network in yemen. >> we accomplished the mission that we went there for. we certainly paid a very heavy price for this. >> reporter: nowhere was that price more in evidence than on the face of carryn owens last night before a packed house chamber and a national television audience. david martin, cbs news, the pentagon. as the president calls for a huge increase in military spending, he's also demanding that nato allies pay more for their defense. turns out no prodding is needed in estonia.
3:36 am
former soviet satellite that worries day and night what vladamir putin is planning. elizabeth palmer went there. >> reporter: these may look like soldiers. actually, they're ordinary men and women with day jobs who volunteer in the estonian defense league, a kind of citizens militia. here, they're competing in an annual exercise. [ gunfire ] more than 13,000 of them prepared to rise up if estonia were attacked. right now they believe their aggressive neighbor to the east, russia, is enemy number one, especially after its invasion of ukraine. estonia has a professional military, too. it was on display in this weekend's independence day parade. this small country spends big on defense. it's a fully paid-up member of nato, and that buys it powerful friends. this year u.s. soldiers deployed to estonia were part of the parade, and for the very first
3:37 am
time they brought tanks. american tanks on the streets of estonia's capital send a powerful signal to the people here, that the u.s. will stand by its nato allies. they also send a very clear signal to the kremlin. that signal, a russian attack on an estonia backed by nato would be dangerous. and staying ready means constant training. on saturday, local women in the defense league were learning to use gps equipment. for ruth madla, it's about learning new skills. she doesn't really expect the russians to invade but -- you're part of this force. >> yes. >> reporter: that sends a message. >> yes. maybe it's good to have the message. >> reporter: that message to russia is loud and clear. estonia is spending record amounts on its military, and the defense leagues have never had more volunte
3:38 am
elizabeth palmer, cbs news, tallinn, estonia. make the most of a few minutes with instant moisture from k-y ultragel.
3:39 am
3:40 am
emotional highlight of president trump's address to a joint session of congress involved carry owens, the wife of slain navy s.e.a.l. ryan owens. he was the commando killed in a raid in yemen approved by the president just days into his administration. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. [ applause ] >> in were several standing ovations as the president spoke of owens. one of them continued for more than a minute and a half. norah o'donnell discussed this and other topics with vice president mike pence. >> we are here in the ceremonial office of the vice president of the united states. mr. vice president, thank you so much for having us. >> good morning. >> we just showed that nicredibly moving moment last
3:41 am
navy s.e.a.l. william ryan owens and his widow, carryn owens. how did that tribute come about? >> well, the president reached out to the family after ryan owens fell in what was, as the president said last night, a highly successful operation that obtained significant intelligence information. but i was there in the oval office when the president spoke to her at length. the president traveled to dover air force base to be with the family, and he felt very strongly about acknowledging her courageous husband. just as much acknowledging the family. because as you know, those that serve in the military serve as families, are supported by families. the tribute last night was the likes of which i've never seen. i was in the congress for 12 years. i really don't remember a st
3:42 am
applause. >> both republicans and democrats for more than two minutes. she kept looking up almost to heaven. i know your wife was sitting next to her. >> she did. and i have to tell you, i don't think there was a dry eye in the house to see her looking up, expressing words of love for her husband. and afterwards, the president and i spent a little bit more time with her and reminded her that the congress represents the entire country and that the tribute that her husband and her family received was really how all the american people feel about him and those that serve. >> i know the president made a point last night of pointing out, he said that raid gathered "large amounts of vital intelligence." have you seen some of that intelligence? what does that help us with? >> we were briefed again yesterday by secretary mattis, giving us a summary of the intelligence that was gathered.
3:43 am
this was a strike that was directed at obtaining information about al qaeda operating out of yemen and we do believe it will lay a foundation for victories in the future. but it was -- i think it was all together fitting that the president paid tribute to that courageous navy s.e.a.l., to his wonderful family. in the context of the speech where he put the security of the american people first, he made a commitment to rebuilding the military after years of cutbacks. and the support for that. i truly believe it will be part of the bipartisan accomplishments that this congress can achieve. >> nbc has reported that there was no significant intelligence gathered from that raid. is that wrong? >> that is wrong. i can tell you that secretary mattis, as recently as yesterday, confirmed again to the administration that there was significant intelligence that was gathered, that will
3:44 am
the safety and security of the american people. >> let me ask you about immigration. you guys have take an hard line on immigration. build the wall, tougher enforcement. the president signaled yesterday in a meeting that he was open to a legal pathway for undocumented immigrants. are you on board with that, as well? are you open to such a pathway? >> well, let me say that last night was not only a great speech but a great night for america. because what the american people saw was a president laying out the specifics of an agenda that he ran on and communicating both his strength and his heart in expressing that. and whether it be with repealing or replacing obamacare, tax relief in the economy or whether it be with immigration. i think the american people heard -- they really heard the president in full, and last night he made i
3:45 am
he intends to build a wall, to have the kind of internal enforcement that puts the safety of the american first, that identifies the criminal element that is a part of -- >> believe me, we have heard that. the question though, was whether he is open to a pathway for the undocumented immigrants here, or are you just not there yet? >> i think as the president said in the campaign, we'll see. we'll see. he gave that famous speech in arizona where he literally said look, we have to do first things first. we've got to secure our border. the president has said many times that a nation is not a nation without borders and it's not secure. so we'll secure or border with that wall. we'll strengthen our laws, provide more -- not only border agents, more immigrations and customs. these are things the president has put into motion. once we do that, just like he said in arizona that with regard to those remaining in this
3:46 am
country, that we'll look at options, we'll engage the congress. i think the overall tone of the president's speech last night is frankly just the same as i see every day. president trump is someone who leads by collaboration. he brings people together. and last night he really challenged the congress to come together on behalf of the country and solve these intractable problems that we've frankly ignored for decades. >> you said the trump you see every day is the trump the american people saw last night. let me ask you about some additional policies, because the new executive order on the travel ban is coming out and cbs learned that iraqi citizens may not be included in the president's revised ban. is that the case and why so? >> i think we're evaluating both the ninth circuit's decision and other considerations. in the days ahead we'll have a revised executive order. the president is determined to defend the
3:47 am
in the courts, which we continue to believe is in his purview and his presidential authority. but also to take that authority that is undisputed in the law with a new executive order. we live in a dangerous world. i was just in europe meeting with leaders of many of our allies. we all recognize the threat of terrorism in the world and president trump is absolutely determined to do what we can in this moment to ensure the safety and security of the american people, put into place new vetting procedures, and the revised executive order will be reflective of that. and the president's best judgment. >> and will more countries be added to that? >> well, i don't want to get ahead of the deliberation. i know that through a variety of agencies, they're putting the finishing touches on that executive order and it should be out in the next few days. >> last night's speech, did that signal a change? it was different in tone from
3:48 am
the inaugural address. did it signal a change? >> i just think there's something very special about a joint session of congress. there's a moment where the president has the opportunity to speak in a completely unfiltered way to people across the country. and what i can tell people as someone who has worked with the president every day since the election and gotten to know him very well, that was all him. what we have in president trump is someone who has broad shoulders, he's a fighter, willing to fight for what he believes in. he's got a big heart. i think the american people saw that last night. and my hope is that members of congress in both parties will look at the agenda that the president laid out, work with this administration to ensure the security and the prosperity of the american people. >> let the legislating begin. >> that's right. >> that's right. all right, mr. vice president, thank you so much. >> thank you, norah. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back. my swear
3:49 am
what! she washed this like a month ago the long lasting scent of gain flings makewith instant moisture utes from k-y ultragel. mom,on my car insurance of money by switching to geico. i should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico can help you save money on your homeowners insurance too? great! geico can help insure our mountain chalet! how long have we been sawing this log?
3:50 am
man i thought my arm would be a lot more jacked by now. i'm not even sure this is real wood. there's no butter in this churn. do my tris look okay? take a closer look at geico. great savings. and a whole lot more. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. try digestive advantage. it is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic. get the digestive advantage.
3:51 am
free ultra's triple action joint support for improved mobility and flexibility, and 20% better comfort from one tiny, mighty pill... get move free ultra, and enjoy living well. voters are having a positive reaction to president trump's address to congress. a cbs news poll showed 71% said the speech was unifying. cbs contributor and republican strategist frank luntz invited california voters to take part in a focus group. 11 men and 10 women. they ranged in age from 25 to 69. 11 in the group voted for donald trump in the ele
3:52 am
voted for hillary clinton, and one didn't vote for either one of them. frank later discussed it all on "cbs this morning." >> we did watch what he said tonight. tell me what you thought was better, what exceeded your expectations. >> he was conciliatory. he acted presidential. i think that's a very good first step. >> what else? >> i like the fact that he brought everyone together, democrats and republicans, regarding veterans and taking care of our veterans. that's not a political issue. regardless of what you think, these are people that served in the military. they're down on their luck financially. >> he did not address the problem with the v.a. the v.a. is not doing anything. very little for vets. >> and we all want to see a change. that was the point. there has to be a change, and it's for both sides. >> i do believe he will take action to change it. >> he went from the hate crimes, which i was concerned he wouldn't talk about and he did,
3:53 am
to come up with solutions to replace obamacare. >> he talked about the hate crimes and the desecration of the jewish cemeteries, which is horrible. he neglected to mention the desecration of the indian burial ground with the pipeline. >> he said, my job is to be the president of all americans. can you ask for anything -- >> did he deliver that tonight? >> yes, he did. >> what are we going to see tomorrow? that's what we need to be watching for. up until now, we haven't seen anything like this, and he's spoken in broad platitudes. who doesn't want our kids to be safe and healthy and have a good education? >> well, frank luntz joins us from los angeles. the president for the most part is getting rave reviews for his speech last night,
3:54 am
that he sounded presidential and looked presidential. what was the overall response from your group? >> out of 21 people, 16 out of 21 say he exceeded expectations. only one person who spoke in that little clip felt that he fell short. the reason why is that he seemed to appeal universally to republicans and democrats. to treat the country as a whole rather than looking at individual groups. trump people felt that he kept his promises and hasn't backed down. and our clinton people felt that he is making an effort to reach across the aisle. and what's fascinating to me is they watched the democratic response as well. and they were rather critical, because they thought that was too partisan. one more thing. it's interesting that they always talk about what the president didn't say. even though the speech lasts what, 45, 50 minutes. so often the american people are liening for what they don't hear and that's what they complain about.
3:55 am
3:56 am
3:57 am
3:58 am
3:59 am
4:00 am
♪ skbrienchts it's thursday, march 2nd, 2017. this is "the cbs morning news." breaking overnight. ties to russia. meetings with attorney general jeff sessions are in question. top democrats are asking him to step down. stocks get a major boost from president trump's conciliatory tone on capitol hill. good morning. it's cbs news headquarters in new york. good to be with you. i'm annette daniels. this morning top congressional democrats are

76 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on