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abc immediately cancelled the hit sitcom, roseanne, after she goes a shock racist twitter rant. president trump was a fan of the show. will he bring it up at a rally this evening? mueller and midterms. president trump unleashes a new twitter rant of his own. falsely claiming the special counsel will meddle in the midterm elections. is the president deliberately lying to undermine the russia probe? urgent talks underway to lay the ground work for a meeting between president trump and kim jong-un. the dictators' right hand man is on his way to the united states and former spy chief. is he responsible for an attack on u.s. soil? and 19 days. melania trump has been out of the public eye for nearly three weeks including time spent in the hospital far kidney procedure. where is the first lady? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in the situation room.
breaking news. a sudden and stunning response to shockingly crude and racist tweets. abc has cancelled the huge hit show "roseanne" after the star roseanne compared a former obama facial to an ape. that comes as president trump pushes the bounds of decency and democratic norms with his latest twitter rantsludinc new conspiracy claims aimed at undermining the entire russia investigation. we're standing by for a trump rally. i'll speak with the house judiciary committee and our correspondents and specialists are standing by with full coverage. let's begin with the breaking news. abc ka abc cancels its biggest show after a tweet by it biggest star. take us through the stunning
chain of events. >> reporter: hollywood has never seen a day like this before in its history. so cancel the number one show because of a racist twitter rant is something that's turning heads in hollywood. and here is what started it all. this tweet from roseanne barr, one of several posts she shared on twitter early this morning. she's referring to valerie jarod in this message referring to the muslim brotherhood and the planet of the apes combined to make valerie jarrett. in a wasn't the only tweet that barr posted. she also described chelsea clant as a relative of george ssoros. it went on and on early tuesday morning. and by dawn out on the west coast, disney executives knew they had a big problem. after all there is no "roseanne"
show without her. she is the star. preproduction of season two was underway. by about 9:00 a.m., executives at disney and abc decided they had to pull the plug. it took a few hours to make the announcement. many of the show's producers and stars were caught off guard, but here's what abc's entertainment president said about the decision. a very short statement here. she said roseanne's twitter statement is repugnant and inconsistent with our values, so we've decided to cancel her show. >> what kind of fire storm was abc facing over the tweets? >> abc was being accused of enabling and subsidizing roseanne barr's racist behavior, because her show is one of the key parts of abc's lineup. now, roseanne has always had a controversial twitter presence. this goes back many years. in fact, she's posted things in the past that have been racist
and offensive. abc thought she would try to control herself or thought her managers and agents would try to help her focus on the show. that didn't happen. several times in the past few months, she's posted nonsense on twitter. this was more egregious than anything before. that's why abc took this action sthchlt. >> how big of a hit was the show that abc has now pulled? >> it burnt like a firework, the kind network television has not seen in years. when it launched in march, 18 million viewers watched live. not even football games usually reach that big an audience in the u.s. if you launch a new show these days and you get 5 million viewers, that's a hit. "roseanne" was off the char.even as it cood down little bit, it still had 10 million viewers live on tuesday nights.
that made it a huge hit for abc. what the network did today was put morals over money. it is not something you see corporate america do often, putting morals over money. there was a repeat scheduled to air tonight. they yanked it from the schedule. >> back in 2013 she posted a disgusting tweet about susan rice, president obama's national security adviser. i'm not going to read it other than say she made another comparison like she did with valerie jarrett, both african american women, made a comparison of susan rice as being an ape as well. there's a lot of history there. it's disgusting. it raises the question, why was she hired in the first place to have a comeback for her career given the history of zbudisgust statements and tweets? >> it's like abc tried to put ear muffs on and pretend like the past was the past and they weren't going to judge roseanne
based on the past. they were going to see if she could try to stop sharing and attacking people on twitter, but she continued posting these tweets, and the sub text now is that we've seen this strain of intolerance in the trump era that has many people concerned, including many people in corporat america. statemenot just about ke a roseanne barr but what should be acceptable throughout the culture when it comes to racist comments posted online. >> brian, thank you. brian stelter reporting for us. we're going to have much more on the story coming up later. there's other important news. abc's response to roseanne's racist twieets comes after president trump's tweet barrage about the russia probe. the president is on his way to a rally in nashville, tennessee. that's where our chief white house correspondent jim acosta is right now. what's behind the latest tweets from the president, jim?
and will they be echoed at the rally later tonight? >> he's moving onto topics like north korea and other subjects. that after he ranted all weekend long about the russia investigation and immigration, but at this rally he's likely to go back to the topics with more misleading statements m misleading the public out there over and over again with tweets that seem to say more about him than anything else. >> reporter: heading back on the road for more campaigning, president trump was in no mood to take questions from reporters. but the president had plenty to say on twitter since the end of last week, he posted more than three dozen tweets. many venting his frustrations about the russia investigation and spreading unproven conspiracy theories that offer a window into the mind of an angry president. one of the more baffling tweets alleges that robert mueller's team will be, quote, meddling with the midterm elections, especially now that republicans are taking the lead in the polls. but there's no proof of that. the president appears to be making it all up.
but he's peddled this kind of paranoia before, like when he said the 2016 would be rigged. >> i'm afraid the election is going to be rigged. i have to be honest. folks, the system is rigged. and remember this. it's a rigged election. >> reporter: the president's top aides insist it's his adversaries with an unhealthy fixation on the probe. >> may i say one thing? every time people talk act this phony russia collusion, the word collusion doesn't even have legal significance. >> reporter: democrats complain it's the white house hampering the investigation and that the only solution is for voters to take action in the upcoming midterms. >> you need to throw the bums out. as long as there's a majority in congress that is willing to do this president's will, and as long as we have a deeply unethical president, there's only one remedy. >> reporter: in another tweet the president even managed to make a memorial day statement
about himself saying those who died for our great country would be happy and proud of his record on the economy, and his handling of the military. ending the message by saying nice. the president also tried to get away with spreading misleading information on the issue of immigration blaming democrats for separating undocumented immigrant children from their parents once they crossed the border into the u.s. but that's not true. both parties have shaped immigration policies for decades, and it's his administration's decision to divide up immigrant families. the president has said as much himself. >> we have to break up families. the democrats gave us that law. it's a horrible thing. >> jeff sessions explained earlier this month, it will deter more migrant families from crossing the border. >> if you're smuggling a child, then we will prosecute you, and that child may be separated from you. >> reporter: and the president is here in nashville at a
campaign for the republican party's candidate. the fact he has to campaign says more about the fact that the republicans are having jitters right now about how they're going to do in the upcoming midterm elections. robert mueller and russia investigation more than anything else, they're concerned about every senate seat that's up for grabs across the country. if the democrats take control of the congress, the russia investigation is likely to continue. >> good point. jim acosta, thank you. jim acosta in tennessee for us. joining us now, the democratic congressman of new york. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you for having me on. >> let's begin with your reaction to the that mueller is deliberately meddling in the upcoming elections. is the president trying to erode public faith in the investigation and more importantly, in democracy? >> this has been one of the
problems with the donald trump presidency from the beginning. he consistently has faced a choice. he could either act presidential or he can act like a paranoid political opportunist. he's continued to do the latter. he's serving his own petty political interest as far as he sees it. one of the reasons why i think he continues to go down this road is that he has had a failed administration. they failed on health care. tried to take away health insurance from 23 million americans and imposed an age tax in people over the age of 60. he's failed on infrastructure. put forth what we call a fake infrastructure plan that would do nothing to repair our nation's, bridges, roads and tunnels. failed on taxes. 83% of the reform goes to the weltiest americans.
it's one raw deal after another. the president obviously is running away from his failed record, and trying to distract the american people. that's unfortunate. >> but you have to admit, congressman, the president has been somewhat effective at swaying public opinion, especially among his republican base against robert mueller in the russia investigation. look at the cnn poll among republicans, approve of mueller's handling of the russia investigation. 29% of republicans approved in march. it's down to 17. among independents and democrats, it's the same. at least for republicans his strategy seems to be working. >> he continues to play to his base. but we as democrats are going to continue to talk about a forward-looking agenda focussed on better jobs and wages and a better future for the american people. what we believe is a better deal as it relates to focusing on strong economic growth. it does, to me, belie reason
that donald trump continues to convey the mueller investigation as if it's some partisan political witch hunt. every single person leading this investigation is a republican. bob mueller, the special counsel, republican. rod rosenstein. the deputy attorney general, overseeing the investigation at the deputy of justice, a republican. james comey, the former fbi director, republican. christopher ray, the current fbi director, a republican. the notion that this is some partisan political witch hunt is a conspiracy fantasy being peddled to the american people by the president. >> the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani, the former mayor of new york admitted he's trying to undermine mueller because he believes this is going to come down when all is said and done to the court of public opinion. by the way, they say a sitting
president can't be indicted. do you believe rudy giuliani has a point when he says this will ultimately be up to you guys in the house and the senate to decide whether to impeach and if yes, whether to convict? >> rudy giuliani continues to embarrass himself. he's a failed former mayor of the great city of new york and now he's a failed attorney on behalf of the president. when you listen to him, he does obviously communicate what is clear to those of us who have been paying attention to the president's strategy around this russia investigation from the very beginning which is to discredit, discredit, discredit. largely to make it an ill legitimate investigation. when the cloud of illegitimacy is hanging over 1600 pennsylvania avenue. many of us in america can't figure out was this president legitimately elected or not. that's the purpose of the investigation underway. now, many of us fought for jeff sessions to recuse himself. and he recused himself.
we then fought for the appointment of a special counsel, bob mueller was a appointed. he's a well-respected individual, a war hero. distinguished former fbi director. my view of the situation is let bob mueller lead the investigation. come up with his conclusions, present that to the american people and congress and then we'll decide what's the best way to proceed for our democracy. >> let me get you're reaction to abc's decision to cancel their highly successful sitcom, "roseanne" after the star tweeted anti semitic comments this morning. what did you think? >> it was the right decision, and it came swiftly. there was a lot of public condemnation as it relates to how in the world we even found ourselves in this situation given roseanne's prior history of issuing racist and conspiracy statements on twitter. and peddling those to the american people. as you pointed out earlier,
wolf, this is not the first time she's gone down this road of a racist rand dire racist rant. today it was valerie jarrett. in the past it was susan rice. it's shameful that she was given an opportunity to again have this platform. i'm thankful that abc and disney made the right decision. hopefully they'll be more careful moving forward. >> congressman, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. there's more breaking news we're following. abc once again pulls the plug on "roseanne" after a shockingly racist rant by roseanne barr, and kim jong-un's right hand man is on his way to the united states. [music playing] (vo) from day one,
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high level efforts are take place right now to prepare for a summit between president trump and kim jong-un. let's go to our correspondent michelle. kim's right hand man is on his way to where you are, new york city, right now. >> reporter: -- >> i think we've lost michelle. >> reporter: hey, wolf, this is another indication of how much this planned summit between president and kim jong-un is wanted. the u.s. has opened another front in these discussions. you have a team in singapore
talking logistics. you have a team in north korea at the demilitarized zone led by a u.s. ambassador with a lot of experience talking to north korea. something in those meetings that north korea has gone well enough that now north korea is sending one of kim jong-un's right hand people here to new york. kim yong-chol. >> you know, michelle, the summit was -- -- off, now it's back on but maybe the president cancelled it on thursday. what's the latest you're hearing about the june 12th date for the summit in singapore? >> reporter: no one is saying that's not a possibility. this looks like all systems are go to have that be the date. we know how much president trump wants that. obviously the north koreans are going for it as well. now that kim jong-un is sending one of his right hand people, someone who formally led
intelligence services for north korea, somebody who has been sanctioned by the u.s. but is allowed to travel here to new york city, and, in fact, tomorrow secretary of state, mike pompeo, will head to new york. it's not expected to be a long meeting between them. he's planning to go pack to d.c. the next day. although c that could change. it looks like things have gone well enough in north korea for north korea to now send one of kim jong-un's top people here to meet with the u.s. secretary of state. of course, what we don't know, wolf, is the substance of any of the meetings. how broad did they go? how much distance will they cover in bridging that gap between how north korea and the u.s. viewed denuclearization? what would it look like in what does denuclearization even mean? only once those questions are tackled are we or anyone going to know already this summit, if it happens on june 12th, or if it happens at all, will be just
a historic meet and greet or more of a photo op, or will it be leading north korea down an entirely different path? >> in the meantime, kim yong-chol will be the highest ranking north korean official allowed into the united states in some 18 years, and we'll watch these talks in new york together with you, michelle. thank you very much. coming up, there's more on the breaking news abc cancels "roseanne" amid a fury over her racist tweets. plus president trump's ratest conspiracy claim about robert mueller's investigation. how will it impact the midterm elections?
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comcast, building america's largest gig-speed network. air force one due shortly in nashville, tennessee where president trump willing holding a rally later tonight. we're waiting to here what if anything he says about an uproar started by one of his high profile supporters, roseanne barr. we'll have live coverage. in the meantime, there's a developing story unfolding in missouri right now. the governor of missouri is making an announcement. >> i love our people. that love remains. i am thankful to all those who have worked beside me, sweated beside me, those who gave their
time, their energy, and their precious resources so that we could pursue our mission, taking missouri a new and better direction. we have accomplished a lot together. i am proud of you, and i am proud of all of our work. the last few months have been incredibly difficult for me, for my family, for my team, for my friends, and for many, many people that i love. this ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family. millions of dollars of mounting legal bills. endless personal attacks designed to cause maximum damage to family and friends.
legal harassment of colleagues, friends, and campaign workers, and it's clear for the forces that oppose us, there's no end in sight. i cannot allow those forces to continue to cause pain and difficulty to the people that i love. i know and people of good faith know that i am not perfect. but i have not broken any laws f nor committed any offense worthy of this treatment. ly let the fairness of this process be judged by history. it has been a great honor and a privilege to serve as your governor. traveling the state, i have talked to many of you to harbor extraordinary anger at this
ordeal and for those who have pushed and promoted it. for those who would be moved to vengeance, let us allow history and god to bring justice. we must as we've always done, work to improve the lives of those around us. this is not the end of our fight. i will always be a fighter for the people of missouri. a great deal of work is left undone. the time has come, though, to tend to those who have been wou wounded, and to care for those who need us most. so for the moment, let us walk off the battle field with our heads held high. we have a good and proud story to tell our children.
let's love them and each other every day. may god continue to bless you and to bless the great state of missouri. thank you. >> governor -- >> the missouri governor a republican, once a rising star in the republican party has just resigned. he says his resignation is effective friday, june 1st. we are joined on the phone by people who have covered him for some time. rebecca, the governor was embroiled in multiple scandals but what led to today's resignation? >> that's right. most recently there was a court decision just today that the governor would have had to open documents from his campaign, from an affiliated nonprofit called a new missouri for a missouri house committee that's been investigating the governor,
and so essentially all of their dirty laundry would have been out there in public, and really could have led to some really damaging revelations for the governor. and, of course, he had an impeachment process ahead of him. they were going to vote on his impeachment, and then he had months for a process of an impeachment trial. he had all this ahead of him. he faces a felony charge of computer tampers for his campaign using a nonprofit donor for their fundraising. there's really no light at the end of the tunnel for the governor there. it was going to be this long legal and political process, very painful, potentially some painful revelations, damaging revelations, and it got to the point today, clearly, where he decided that it was not worth
the political and legal damage he could have incurred from that. >> i want to remind our viewers what led to that, the accusations against him. >> absolutely. this is a saga that's been going on for five months. there have been five months of accusations of inappropriate behavior and in some cases criminal wrong doing that dates back to in january when an affiliate reported a tape that they obtained from an ex-husband of a woman who had a relationship with the governor. i think the revelations were hard to hear for a lot of people before he game governor. that was what got us down this road. this story is more than about sex and inappropriate personal behavior. it's involved campaign finance questions. facing felony charges related to a campaign donor list. from listening to him speak, what's leinteresting is he's sa
he has not committed any offense worthy of this treatment. that's similar to what we've seen from him as the case has gone on. there's a straw that broke the camel's back, and he couldn't do it anymore. >> thank you very much. david chalon is with us. he was a rising star at one point. there were huge expectations for the missouri governor. >> that's right. people looked at him as a potential presidential prospect down the road in the republican party, wolf. it is important to understand the political context of what happened. the pressure from his republicans were intense, but he was withstanding that as he was saying i'm going to fight this. i want the trial. i want to go through this process. i'm going to stand and fight. it was too much to bear. the other thing is this was having an impact on the all important senate race for reelection against the attorney general in the state, josh holly in missouri. it's one of the huge high profile battles this year for
the senate. and his scandal was having a really downward pressure on the republican senate in the senate race as well. that's why a lot of the fellow republicans of him were urging him to move on and get past this and resign from office. this is still a surprise, though. it's a totally different posture from where he's been. i think rebecca put it great when she said there was no light at the end of the tunnel any way he turned whether it was the court ore impeachment. he was in a heap of trouble. >> the missouri governor resigned effective this friday. we'll stay on top of this story. we want to get back to the story, roseanne barr fired from abc. bill carter, a lot of people are asking why did abc hire her to begin with given her history of racist and conspiracy tweets and statements? >> well, partly, of course, she's been popular. her show was popular. there's been a movement in television to reboot familiar shows. also you have to say that her
connection to donald trump was a factor here. i mean, she was a supporter of trump. and there was an audience for that. abc thought there was an audience for that. abc has had a history of blue collar shows. that audience has been there for abc. i think they felt like this was someone that could reach that audience. they knew about a lot of the things she said in the past and tried to write it off as that's just roseanne being roseanne. they couldn't control her the first time she was on the air. she had a lot of skpeszive behavior back then. i think they felt like this was a great gamble. the audience would be there. and the audience was, but they got the real roseanne, what they should have anticipated. this is who she is. she's a person you can't reline on and has got unhinged views and clearly this racist view that is completely intolerable to everybody. finally got to the point where abc said we can't put this on anymore. we can't take the heat. the disney corporation is the most image conscious perhaps entertain m corporation in the world, and they have this woman
basically spouting conspiracy theories and extreme racist views. i think they felt like they had to act. >> comparing barack obama's former senior adviser to being an ape, and a few years ago in 2013, she compared susan rice, president obama's national security adviser, i won't even read the disgusting tweet she put out then to an ape as well. joey jackson, when you heard abc's decision j what did you think? >> it's the right call and act of corporate responsibility. wolf, we've seen two things today that i think move the issue toward tolerance. if you don't get it and you're not getting it from the white house and government leaders, corporate leaders have a responsibility to do what they have to do. if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem. they've shown abc zero d of the problem.ey look to get the same day we saw starbucks close stores and exercise training.
is it going to solve all problems? no, but it's an act of corporate responsibility that moves the issue forward. we're at a trying time in our history. what does it say when we see on the east, a lawyer spewing racist things, a person admitted by the bar, people saying he's going to call ice on them. are you serious? west coast, african american women coming out of an airbnb, and the police are called on them. we're in a trying time. if we're not going to have leadership from the white house and if we're going to be in a time where we denigrate immigrants and you're not from the country, and when you come in you're killing and raping people and you don't belong here, it's terrible. it's about informing a culture of people and saying no. and pushing back and saying it's not tolerable. it's not acceptable. we don't care how popular your show is, you're gone.
that's a major step forward in my view. >> good point. bianna, i want you to weigh in as well. go ahead. >> disney is a company that a few years ago banned any spomoig in their programs? you think about the moral consciousness of that decision and to not react to racism, vile racism of this nature would be uncon whenable. i don't think disney had another choice. if you think about it from a broader perspective. disney and abc strategically had it right by reaching out to middle america. they made an error in reaching out to roseanne as far as her being the face of their audience, because this shouldn't be a partisan issue. it's not just people who voted or didn't vote for donald trump who should be offended. the country should be offended. this is not tolerable to tweet these things. it's not tolerable to employ these kind of people. if a student said this at school, they should be
suspended. an employee would be fired. disney did the right thing here, and one has to wonder what the ripple effects will be and whether donald trump will weigh in. ordinarily you would not want a president to weigh in, but obviously the president weighed in when the show was a hit for ratings. now he's in this mess and one has to wonder if he's going to speak out later today. >> i have to check in also -- here's what he said not that long ago about roseanne. listen to this. >> look at roseanne. i called her yesterday. look at her ratings. look at her ratings. i got a call from mark burnett. he did the apprentice. he's a great guy. he said i called just to say hello and to tell you, did you see roseanne's ratings? i said how big were they? they were unbelievable. over 18 million people. and it was about us. they haven't figured it out.
the fake news hasn't quite figured it out yet. >> he's getting ready to speak at a rally in tennessee in a little while. you think he'll talk about roseanne? >> i think the minute they cancelled the show, every white house reporter thought trump is going to talk about this tonight. that comment was made at a rally. there's another rally tonight. of course, someone who has expressed great affection for roseanne and her ratings. she's a trump supporter. she's voiced support for him multiple times. that doesn't mean the president has anything to do with the tweets or endorses the views of hers. we will be waiting to see if he says anything tonight. sarah sanders was asked about this on air force once on the way to nashville. and instead of commenting on the show or saying what the white house's position was, she simply said the president was focussed on things like north korea and trade and he didn't have time for the "roseanne" consolation. the president is clearly focussed on several other things
but it was a chance for sarah sanders to denounce what roseanne said and tweeted about someone who also worked on the white house that sarah sanders works in. she passed up the chance and didn't say anything about what she said or anything about how horrible it was or how in poor taste, and she let that opportunity go. >> let's see if the president says anything about the issue. stick around. tonight we're looking into new questions about the first lady. it's been a week since herast public appearance. during that time she had a kidney procedure. our white house reporter kate bennett is joining us now. first and most importantly, how is the first lady's health? has she returned to work? >> her communications director says she's doing great. that's a quote, and that she has returned to work. she's taking meetings with her staff, discussing her initiatives and some upcoming things at the white house such as the congressional picnic which is typically in june, and fourth of july festivities. it sounds like business is back to normal.
we still have yet to see the first lady make a public appearance. it's been about 19 days since we last saw her. >> 19 days and she wasn't with the president yesterday when he layed a wreath at arlington. does she have any public events scheduled? >> so far there's nothing on her public sklchedule. the void of information is leading people down paths of conspiracies and twitter is going crazy about where is the first lady? this has typical in a way of a first lady what is private and woonted to recover. her office requested privacy. we don't have anything on her schedule yet. i would imagine we will see her in the next several days because of the length of time at this point, it's getting rather long. however, i do think it is something very sort of -- it goes with melania trump's personality. she's not that concerned with being seen or doing a public
appearance just to put people at ease. this was a surgery. she was in the hospital for about five nights. now she's recovering. this could be a few more days until we lay eyes on her. >> we all hope she makes a speedy and complete recovery from that kidney procedure. kate, thank you very much for that update. we'll stay in close touch with you. up next, not only is he kim jong-un's right hand man. he's thought to have overseen one of the most embarrassing and damaging cyber attacks on the united states. he's headed to new york city.
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at this hour kim jong-un's right hand man is on his way to the united states amid stepped up efforts to range a summit between president trump and the north korean dictator. the spy chief is seen as dangerous figure. >> this man is one of king jong- jong-un's to henchmen. heading to the united states tonight a notorious enforcer for kim jong-un. a man believed to have overseen north korea's only direct assault on american soil. the 2014 cyber take on sony pictures. he's meeting this week in new york with mike pompeo is sanctioned by the u.s. treasury
department. >> this is a gguy who should be indicted as a war here row. >> sort of like move sboing int family to become more respectable. >> reporter: a man who analyst says who still has a top intelligence. a former body guard to kim's father and grandfather, he headed the most intelligence arm. he's believed to have master minded north korea's 2010 sinnisin i sinsisin king ship. early on as kim jong-un was consolidatining his power, it w kim jong who he counted on the
build into an ete hacking team. the threats o 9/11 style attacks on any theat or theater goer that we understant movie. >> reporter: the same year as the sony hack and james clamber met with him in pyongyang. clapper later recalled his counter part berating him about american aggression. >> he kept going on louder and louder, pointing his finger at my chest. >> reporter: he had such swagger that was purged by kim jong-un for his overbearing manner. his trip to the u.s. signifies how important the planned summit is to kim jong-un. >> the upside is compared with the foreign ministry that has no authority and very few insight sbos into the program, this is a gay
close to kim jong you think and has authority to speak on the record to senior u.s. officials. >> is there an intelligence risk to the u.s. letting him into the condition t country, they will be careful not to share important secrets but his visit does give the perception of legitimizing him more than he should be. we asked the white house about those concerns. they haven't responded. coming up, breaking news. abc immediately cancels its hit sitcom roseanne after roseanne ba barr goes on a rant. will he bring it up at a rally this evening? behr premium plus, "behr" through it all with a top-rated paint at a great price. find it exclusively at the home depot.
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happening now, breaking news. cancelled. roseanne gets the ax after the star of the megahit tv show racist rant including a tweet likening an african-american obama administration official to an ape. we're standing by to hear president trump weighs in on the fate of program which he claimed credit. meddling with mueller. the president is floating a new conspiracy theory that the russia probe will interfere with the november election. seeking the summit. kim jong-un's meeting with mr.
president trump appears closer to being on again and a shadowy spy master is coming to the united states. how far will both sides to go to make the summit happen. lava to the sea. the red hot flow from hawaii's exploding volcano is oozing into the ocean creating a new level of danger. we're getting a new level on this spreading disaster. we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room"." we're following breaking news on the cancellation of roseanne barr's highly rated tv series. the abc network taking a clear stand against the star's racist tweets as barr plays