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news. divided court. in a 5-4 decision, the u.s. co president's travel ban. is it vindication for mr. trump or a partisan ruling as his critics claim? ruling against manafort. a federal judge refuses to dismiss criminal charges against the president's former campaign chairman, rejecting paul manafort's claim that robert mueller overstepped his authority. russian revenge. check out the familiar looking faces in an eye-popping new video from a russian music star with connections to the trumps and to the kremlin. why is a man who helped arrange the infamous trump tower meeting now trolling the president? fever pitch. at a wild campaign rally, the president finds more ways to rile up his supporters with a strange new dig at president obama, a rant about late night tv hosts and a surprising remark about his wife's recent surgery. we want to welcome our viewers
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in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you are in "the situation room." >> this is cnn breaking news. we're following breaking news on the u.s. supreme court upholding the president's travel ban. one of his most disputed and divisive moves since taking office. tonight, mr. trump is calling the 5-4 ruling a tremendous victory. he is sounds more emboldened to pursue his hardline immigration policies. many of his democrat uk oic opps are arguing it endorses anti-muslim bigotry. this hour, i will talk to congressman castro. our correspondents and analysts are standing by. first, let's go to jim acosta. this is a significant win for the president. >> reporter: it certainly is. president trump is declaring victory after his travel ban was upheld by the supreme court.
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the high court's decision also appears to accuse the president's past insensitive comments about muslims, the same rhetoric he is using about migrants coming across the border. it was supreme vindication. >> a tremendous success. a tremendous victory for the american people our constitution. this is a great victory for our constitution. >> reporter: in a 5-4 decision, the supreme court upheld the ban. john roberts said the ban is within the scope of the presidential authority. in a blistering dissent, they said it sets aside the charged statements about muslims as irrelevant. it tells membersnority members of our community that they are not full members of the community.
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>> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. >> reporter: taking a victory lap, mitch mcconnell who blocked obama's pick of garland for the high court tweeted out a photo of mr. trump's justice, neil gorsuch. the president's reaction, wow. >> the ruling shows that all of the attacks from the media and the democrat politicians are wrong and they turned out to be very wrong. i want to thank majority leader mitch mcconnell for his years of work to make this day very special. >> reporter: the president used the occasion to tout his stance on migrants coming across the border which prompted calls for new immigration judges. that's false. there are no serious calls in washington for thousands of judges.
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>> they want us to choose 5,000 judges. can you imagine the corruption? go to the barber shop, grab somebody, make them a judge. everybody is being made a judge. >> reporter: at a rally, the president defended his stration's practice of jailing children who cross the border. >> what i learned is one thing. our facilities are cleaner, better kept and better run. that's the one thing i learned. i saw that. what we have is two extremes. i liked it. >> reporter: the president attacked talk show hosts. >> jimmy fallon calls me up. he's a nice guy. he looks like a lost soul. >> reporter: he mocks speculation about the first lady's schedule. >> they said she got a face-l t face-lift. no. >> reporter: the white house is turning to conservative media
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outlets for sympathetic coverage >> what's something the people at home may not know about you that they are not seeing when you are sparring with the media or representing the president? >> maybe that i'm a little nicer than sometimes -- >> i think you are very nice. >> again, i'm a pretty, i think, happy person. i love life. i'm a lot nicer than they make me out to be. >> reporter: cnn learned the first lady is planning on visiting another immigration facility. she did that last week on the border. no confirmation this time of where exactly that will take place. on another front, we should point out the president is voicing frustration with harley-davidson's decision to move production capabilities overseas as europe is retaliating against the trump administration over its tariffs on european products coming into the u.s. the president tweeting a warning to harley-davidson saying if they move overseas, watch, it will be the end of that company. after so many bikers supported
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the president during the campaign, i remember seeing them at the rallies, it's surprising to hear him tell part of his base, it's his way or the highway. >> jim acosta, lots going on. thank you very much. let's turn to another story that's breaking tonight. the special counsel's russia investigation. a federal judge has denied a request by paul manafort to dismiss the criminal charges against him in virginia. let's go to evan perez. tell us more about this ruling. >> reporter: this is a ruling by a judge in virginia who had criticized the special counsel just a month ago when paul manafort and his lawyers came forward asking for this -- for the bank fraud charges and other financial crime charges to be dismissed saying it has nothing do with the russia interference with the election and nothing to do with his work on the trump campaign. if you remember, president trump really liked what the judge had to say then. take a listen to what he had to say. >> a federal judge friday questioned special counsel robert mueller's authority to
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bring tax and bank fraud charges, unrelated -- unrelated. nobody knows that. everyone thinks that -- unrelated to the 2016 election against former trump campaign manager chairman paul manafort. he was there for a short while. he is a good person. i believe he's a good person. the judge, who is really something very special i hear from many standpoints. he is a respected person. suggested the charges before the u.s. district court for eastern district of virginia were just part of the mueller team's designs to pressure mr. manafort into giving up information on president donald trump or others in the gn. i've been saying that for a long time. it's a witch hunt. >> reporter: the president and paul manafort don't get exactly what they want from this judge. he says that what the special counsel is doing is completely legal. he says the special counsel is
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simply following the money with regard to the work that paul manafort was doing with a pro-russian regime in ukraine at the time. paul manafort's trial is still scheduled for july. >> despite his decision not to throw out the case, he is being critical of the manafort -- being critical of the mueller operation. >> reporter: he is. the says it does appear he says that he doesn't really like the structure of a special counsel. he suggested a better way would be to have a commission. here is one part of the ruling in which he says, quote, if a special counsel discovers no criminal activity, then the investigation is likely to be perceived as a waste of time and resources, thus, a special counsel has a strong incentive to find criminality and to prosecute criminal conduct by the people he has been charged with investigating. here persons connected with the trump campaign. here the judge simply is saying that, if you appoint a special counsel, you are bound to find
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something. he is saying, really, this is something the justice department should be handling. >> thanks very much, evan perez. let's get back to the battle over immigration. the president celebrates his win in the u.s. supreme court tonight. 17 states and the district of columbia are now suing the trump administration, challenging the forced separation of families at the southern border. we are learning more stories of children and their parents so desperate to reunite. let's go to nick valencia who is joining us from texas along the border. what's the latest there? >> reporter: we are outside of the detention center where ice officials told us friday that family reunifications were happening. if that is the case, we have seen no evidence of it. it's part of the issue on the ground. mixed messages from the trul p ed administration and mass confusion. tonight, the health and human services secretary says that he could find any child separated
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from her or her parents within seconds. >> there's no reason why any parent would not know where their child is located. i could at the stroke of -- at key strokes, i have sat on the orr portal with just basic key strokes, within seconds could find any child in our care for any parent. >> reporter: hundreds of parents are looking for their children. after being separated when they entered the u.s. illegally. >> translator: he used to tell me every night before he went to sleep, i love you, mommy. good night. >> reporter: this mournth recous how officials took her son. >> translator: i didn't have a chance to tell him anything. they took him from me in the middle of the night. >> reporter: this father is missing his daughter's birthday. >> translator: my girl is turning 10 years old today. i condition even call han't cal love her. >> reporter: from inside the detention center, i smoke by phone with an emotional mother. she says her 6-year-old daughter doesn't understand why she was
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abandoned by her mom. new video that aired on msnbc gives a look inside a federal facility looking at children separated from their parents. the video was taken by a former employee at that center in new rk city. the video, the former employee can be heard talking with a child who wants to talk to her parents. cnn reached out to the shelter for comment. in a new lawsuit, a coalition of 18 attorneys general are suing the trump administration for their family separation policy. they say it violates the constitutional rights of due process for not just the parents but also the children. >> nick, thank you very much. joining us now, congressman castro of texas, he is a democrat who serves on the foreign affairs and intelligence committees. thanks for joining us. we will discuss the latest on family separations in just a
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moment. i want to get your reaction to the u.s. supreme court decision upholding the president's travel ban. what did you make of the ruling today? >> i think it was a shameful decision. i think that the supreme court had a chance to stand up to the president's religious discrimination. instead, affirmed it. i think it will be looked upon in history as a very shameful decision. years from now, the congress and the american people will look back on it with regret. >> this is the third version, not the original vers it's a much narrower version than the first two. there are a lot more exceptions. does that count for anything from your perspective? >> there's still heavy bans on about -- people from about five countries. as i looked at it, as it was being developed, even as the decision was announced today, i couldn't help but think this is the closest that we have come to the inese exclusion act, which kept chinese from coming to this country for 60 years until in the early 1940s, the congress
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had to pass a law to overturn that. this in a sense is donald trump's chinese exclusion act. >> five of the seven countries on the current travel ban, which the supreme court ruled is constitutional, are muslim maty so otherlim countries, whether indonesia or saudi arabia or egypt, with hundreds of millions of muslims, they are not included. does that say anything to you? >> what it says is that it's not a total ban of all muslims across the world. but he certainly was selecting a group of countries thatp predominantly muslim countries. as we know what he said, he has been targeting muslims. i don't think there's much debate about that. >> they argue the five muslim majority countries have a history of terrorism, some of them are state sponsors of terrorism. they can't provide the information that u.s. customs need to admit their citizens, whether syria, libya, yemen
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somalia or iran. does that mean anything to you? >> absolutely. wed alwayse terrorism seriously and do everything that we can to prevent it and prevent bad folks from coming into this country. wolf, that makes us a very small fraction of the people who are part of the nations. that's what we can't let the president get away with. the same thing that he does to hispanics in the country by trying to use ms13 gang members and basically demonize the entire hispanic community and hispanic immigrants by holding up the worst among them as the norm. the fact is, they aren't. >> i spoke to the white house principal deputy press secretary last hour. he pointed out that these countries can get themselves off the list by meeting the standards set by the justice department, the state department, the trump administration. do you buy that? >> i mean, again, that's a very subjective thing. it's a determination that's going to be made by the president or by his underlings.
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because it's subjective, i doubt they will be able to get themselves off the list. list. t he wants them off that >> the humanitarian situation in many of the countries, especially syria for example, maybe half a million people have been killed in the civil war over past several years, is certainly dire. are you planning on taking action to make sure that the most vulnerable people in these countries can still get waivers to enter the united states as refugees? >> of course. the decision just came down today. of course, we're going to make a push for that. also, i think it's notable, the united states gives a lot of money to help refugees. compared to other countries, we also don't -- comparatively speaking, we don't take in as many refugees as other nations. we ask many nations to take in refugees from places like syria and other war-torn countries. we have to step up and do the same and offer a refuge to people who are in nations that
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are torn by civil war and violence. people in central america that are being threatened, deadly threats from violent drug gangs, many are profiting by the sale of drugs in the united states. we need to step up and be a nation as we have been for decades, for generations that's willing to take the folks. >> let's turn to family separations. what's ongoing here in the united states. do you trust these federal agencies to make sure that every child is returned to his or her parent or do you want congress to play more of a role in oversight of all of this? >> congress needs to play a big role in making sure that hhs and the other federal agencies provide us a full list that akou accounts for every child and parent separated so we can audit that list and account for every single person on that list and make sure that they are reunified. they need to submit this to congress under penalty of perjury. the department, the head of the
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department, the cabinet secr because even if you miss one or two people on that list, those are kids that were basically permanently separated from their parents because of actions of this president and the united states government. that's not something that should be happening in the year 2018. >> the question of what the president calls his zero tolerance policy, meaning that anyone caught coming into the united states illegally is going to be arrested, there's some question about whether that's in place, no the in place, customs and border protection says it temporarily stopped referring parents for criminal prosecution. does that mean it's back to cross and release for families caught crossing the border? >> it sounds like what other administrations have done, which use prosecutorial discretion
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not to prosecute. many of whom are actually asylum seekers. what's interesting is that this administration basically threw everybody in together and started separating out parents and children. you are right, the policy right now is very vague and unclear. quite honestly, congress is even having problems verifying what's going on on the ground. >> will that change, congressman, when the federal government has more facilities to hold families together if it can chain tnge the agreement tod families longer than 20 days? the pentagon is -- in your state of texas, they are working on getting two military bases ready to hold thousands of parents and their children. >> well, what we should have is allow everybody to have due process. that's why it was very alarming yesterday to hear the president say that he basically wanted to do away with due process for folks and then sarah sanders say that somebody can have due
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process without seeing a judge. that is a remarkable level of ignorance coming from a white house official. anybody that has ever practiced law or been involved in a lawsuit in any way at all, any capacity knows that the ability to present yourself before a judge and be heard by a judge is essential for due process. >> congressman castro, thafrpz f thanks for joining us. what does the new ruling against paul manafort tell us about the special counsel's case against him going forward? you will want to see a brand brand-new music video by a russian pop star. why is he mocking the president? (siren wailing) (barry murrey) when you have a really traumatic injury, we have a short amount of time to get our patient to the hospital with good results. we call that the golden hour.
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we are getting more reaction to the breaking news on the president's electrictravel ban y the supreme court. now a must-see music video released by a russian pop star. let's bring in sara murray, she's covering the story. tell us about this video and the man behind it. >> reporter: wolf, the russia investigation has brought together a bizarre cast of characters. in today's twist, the pop star behind that infamous meeting in trump tower is out with a new music video trolling trump.
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♪ i don't want to wake u >> reporter: the pop star who helped facilitate the meeting between donald trump junior and the russians at trump tower taking a jab at trump. ♪ i wish you told me the truth >> reporter: the video features a roundup of encounters with trump family look alikes. a fake ivanka accepting a mysterious briefcase. the son of a billionaire russian real estate developer came under scrutiny for encouraging his publicist to contact trump junior about a russian lawyer offering up dirt on hillary clinton. if it's what you say, i love it, trump junior replied. it culminated in a meeting.
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one year later, after the meeting came to light, it sparked a deeper dive into trump's relationship with them. back in 2013, the real trump partied with them when they helped trump bring the miss universe pageant to moscow. the music video nods to the claims about trump's activity on the trip, documented in the doz dossier that dogged the president. at the time, trump declared the reason s russia trip a success. i had a great weekend. you have done a fantastic job. trump tower moscow is next. the project never came to fruition but has emerged as another area of interest in the
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mueller problem. cr the music video faces faux appearances. as a shadowing figure, apparently all under surveillance, he edits trump out. all of this under the eye of none other than a look alike of kim jong-un. this song is probably not going to be the hit of the summer. it does give you another hint at how the russia investigation, the one president trump calls a witch hunt, continues to haunt him. >> thank you. sara murray reporting for us. let's bring in our analysts. what do you make of this in. >> the tune is catchy. i have three theories. the most benign is probably just that he wants to cash in his pop career on all the talk about president trump throughout the world right now and the various controversies around him. if you are more con spespirator
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minded, they could say this is a way to send a message to president trump, remember, we know things about you. we don't know about that. that's just pure speculation. finally, i think it might just be this thing where, look, president trump on the one hand, a lot of people, in the foreign community say he is doing the unwitting bidding of the russians in areas, whether it's tensions in nato or north korea. at the same time, maybe just poking fun at him is part of what russians like. >> maybe he wants to jump start his dead career. this could be one way to do it. this video cost a lot of money to make. there are a lot of people in it. it was very professional. you had to hire look alikes. i'm wondering if his father, who is good friends with donald trump or was good friends with donald trump approved this. i'm sure trump wouldn't like to see it. i think this is sort of pay attention to me again. i still have a career.
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>> the father is a billionaire. if he wants to spend -- >> did he pay for it? >> that's an interesting question. >> i definitely had never seen it before and would not have seen it had you not shown it now. it shows that the russia investigation is bringing out all kinds of things. a cottage industry of different things. >> david, you are smiling. >> it's a lot of fun. i don't understand how this video gets made without including jim comey talking about the pee pee tape when jim comey talked at length about that. i don't understand how that didn't make it into the song. >> maybe there will be a part two. stick around. >> we can only hope. more news we're following. the president's victory in the u.s. supreme court, a tremendous victory as he claims. more on the breaking news on the travel ban when we come back.
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victory lap on it. this is clearly a policy, as you know, he announced during his campaign. came into office. revised ito get right with the court. took him a few tries. did so and passed constitutional muster here. i think it'snificant for two other reasons. one, perhaps his tweets and statements are not going to be examined with the same weight as his actual policies are going forward. that may be helpful to him in other circumstances going forward. also, the timing of this that this conversation about borders and national security with this win from the supreme court on the travel ban at the same time that he is trying to win a political argument about his immigration policies, he clearly -- you could see in the official white house statement today -- is trying to bring the opinion -- the majority opinion into that overall argument about making our borders safer. >> very important. gloria, it all started during the campaign when he was a
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candidate with then donald trump the candidate saying he wanted a complete ban of all muslims. that evolved. listen to how rudy giuliani, back in january of last year, explained this evolution. >> the whole history. when he first announced it, he said muslim ban. he called me up. put a commission together. show me the right way to do it legally. >> last june, the president echoed that tweeting the justice department should have stayed with the original travel ban, not the watered down mrpoliticay correct version. >> now he is embracing it. because it's another victory for him. that's exactly how he counts, wins and losses. this is very important to him as david was saying in so many ways because he can also now go out on the campaign trail, as you
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are heading into the midterm elections and say, i promised you a travel ban and forget the different iterations, that won't matter, i promised you a travel ban and i'm delivering on that. he can say, i prop mised tax cu. i'm delivering on that. this is one more deliverable for him. also, he can brag about neil gorsuch, boom, along with the help of mitch mcconnell, i would say is sitting on the supreme court. >> certainly is. how did the justices deal with all of the public statements the president made about muslims and islam? >> it's one of the fascinating parts about the opinion. they essentially decide to just disregard it. i think this is a strange thing in many ways for people to understand. they decided they would just look at the actual -- on the face of the regulations. they decided they were neutral, there was not a specific -- it wasn't called a muslim ban
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anymore. they weren't saying we're going to stop all muslims from coming into the country. at one point, chief justice roberts says, we're not responding to this president and addressing it. we're talking about presidents in general. we think presidents have authority to control immigration. there is something that is deeply problematic. all of us who have kids can think about a number of ways in which this would make no sense. when someone tells you why they are doing something and they go out and do a neutral version of it, it's very legitimate to believe that the original motivation exists. a lot of people look at opinions like this and scratch their head. >> what you suggest is what the minority -- the four justices who ruled against it, that was their position. the first elected to congress, he said the ruling will go down in the dust bin of history. another democrat predicts congress eventually will have to apologize for this. what do you make of this? >> i think the congressmen are
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suggesting that in time we're going to look back on this decision the way we now look back on other decisions which made good law out of japanese internment which almost no one will defend and almost everyone will say was a horrible decision both legally and morally and that the congressmen saying a few decades down the road, the justices who voted for this may be viewed as having made a si similar decision. >> the president argues the travel ban was necessary to stop terrorists from getting into the country. these are the terror attacks in the united states since 9/11. including 9/11, where you had terrarisrroris terrorists. these were all terror attacks
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but individuals from those five muslim majority countries on the list were ven ezuela -- none wee involved. >> if you match up the map of the ban -- >> i said -- i meant to say north korea, not north carolina. >> if you match up the map to that list you put up, they don't match. you can see that. the administration will make the argument that places like syria, iran, yemen, somalia, north korea, they do still pose a threat to the national security of the united states. but you are right to point out that those terrorist attacks, the ones you listed there, clearly, this travel ban wouldn't necessarily have done anything to prevent those specific attacks. >> while i have you, primaries tonight. what are you looking for? >> i'm looking for the trump sway ability here. he went down, the president did, to south carolina yesterday for
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mcmaster there who is in a runoff. he is the incumbent governor. he replaced nikki haley. he was one of trump's earliest supporters on the campaign back in 2016. we will see if the president has the juice there to bring him over the finish line. in staten island, up here in new york city, look at that race between the former congressman michael grimm out of jail, trying to get his seat back, against dan donovan. the result will tell us about how competitive the seat is in november. also, the president has been a huge factor here. he is on donovan's side. we will see if he has the ability to bring that incumbent through the primary. >> another legal story today, the judge -- the federal judge in northern virginia denied paul manafort's request to dismiss all the he is fayin infacing in virginia and allowing the mueller probe to continue. what's your reaction?
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>> my first reaction is that there's nothing surprising about this. the regulations under which mueller was appointed, they are sound, legally, constitutionally. the judge said that. what i think is almost more important is that there's been a lot of challenges and a lot of talk about mueller notimately a. we say a court saying he was legitimately appointed and he has the right to bring cases like that. the judge obviously doesn't like this special counsel statute, which he said. he found this is all lawful, which is important as the mueller probe goes forward. >> donald trump praised this judge publically. manafort thought this was maybe the only moment where he would have a opportunity to get a case dismissed, because the judge is no fan of the special counsel. he made a point of saying that it could run amok. a special counsel can run amok and we have to hope everybody doesn't let political he m motivations get in the way of justice. he did decide to let it
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continue. >> there's more cooperation that mueller is getting from one of the president's former associates, erik prince. >> who came to be known -- famous after he -- he is coopating with mueller, handing over his computer, phone records. he met with a russian banker. he also met with some folks from the uae. was he doing this to establish a russian back channel which he says he wasn't. but who was he doing this for? what was he doing there in the first place at a meeting with this russian banker? it's clear that mueller is pursuing this meeting we heard so much about. >> despite the heat, mueller and his team, they are moving forward. we have no idea what they're doing, because they don't leak. they are moving forward in a
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wide range of areas. thank you very much. we will have more on the u.s. supreme court ruling on the travel ban. also ahead, as mitt romney looks to make a comeback with his senate base in utah, dana bash is pressing him on his willingness to call out donald trump. -and we welcome back gary,
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tonight, we are following the results of multiple
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primaries across the country, including the republican senate race in utah where former gop presidential nominee mitt romney is hoping to make a political comeback. he is running as a friend and fapresidentrump. dana bash is joining us from utah. you had a chance to speak with romney about his complicated relationship with the president. >> complicated to say the least. you remember, it was in march of 2016, in the middle of the republican primary season, that mitt romney came out and became the poster child for the never trump movement. right here in utah, he decided to have a press conference, give a speech slamming donald trump, calling him a fake and a phony and worse. clearly, that idea, the mitt romney brand of republicanism was not something voters were buying. it was eight months later, mitt romney was saying nice things
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considered for setting of state. there lies the illustration of how complicated it is. fast forward to where we are now, the republican nominee from 2012, the presidential nominee wants to be in the u.s. senate. it's a different place, a different party. i asked him about that. do you think the republican >> well i think the president has overwhelmingly shown he has great support with the rank and file members of the republican party. i think that's a great tribute. pull it together to get their support. that's something which i think you have to acknowledge. at the same time, if he says something, i'm going to be all for it. if he says something i don't feel is right, i'm going to speak my mind. >> and speak his mind is what a lot of very concerned
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republicans who we've talked to here who have voted in this primary want him to go to washington to do. particularly since there is a void, or will be a void starting next year of people who do that regularly who are retiring. people like bob corker and jeff flake in the senate, john mccain has not been there because he's battling illness, but on the other side, you have a hot of voter, talked to mitt romney, who are supportive of the president and so that is what mitt romney is trying to balance today on this primary day. we're a little more than an hour away from polls closing here. you see the beautiful back drdr. this is where with he'll come in what he is hoping will be a victory speech here in utah. the general election is in november, but this is a very republican state. so assuming that he actually does win the pry pair tonight should be sort of smooth sailing up and through the general election. >> we'll stay in close touch with you. thank you f v r very much. a beautiful state indeed.
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ban. let bring in chris. how are you going tok tackling this decision on the travel ban later tonight? >> head on in terms of what it is and what it isn't. i think there's a little bit of confusion b about what the supreme court does. people are scrutinizing the travel ban as a policy. as it's politics. who do we want here, who do we wanot want. rce. messages does this decision those are not issues for this support. their demain, purview, is whether or not this was lawful and it got shot down a couple of times in lower courts because of the obvious. it seems tailored to colluexclu muslims, specifically. this version they found lawful is greatly watered down. well it has other countries that aren't muslim dominated. it has processes included. about who gets in that are much
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more sophisticated by the department of justice. what is good about policy is something that t supreme court said it wasn't tackling. whether it is lawful was their domain and the president has brd pows when it comes to decide whog gets in and out of the country. so that's the part of what it isn't. it isn't about the supreme court saying this is good for the country as policy. what this law is, what this ban will be is is a metaphor. for a moment if our cuculture t real. we are facing definitional questions about who and what america is aboutnd this ban is a big part of it for politics. the negotiating, that comes next. >> truly an historic day in washington for this decision. also tonight, you're going to be interviewing republican congressman, steve king, who is not apologize iing for retweetia neo nazi. he said he just didn't know he was ree treating that.
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what do you want to ask him tonight? >> why. why. why won't he do what would seem obvious? at any other time. in our culture, which is i didn't know i was into this ugly stuff. i was just saying that people around the world are starting to be very careful about who they let in. we should do the same. but steve king isn't doing that and he needs to explain why because i think it's a window into a reluctance to give even an inch that we are so divided. we are so us and them. that it is literally exist ten shl for the players on both sides and i think it is unhealthy, as you know, wolf, but steve king is a real player in this because immigration the battleground. this is the issue with the set of problems that's trying to be sided and who it is and what it means and what it will do in
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terms of dividing or excluding and king is is big because his part of the party is fundamental. >> ask him why he hasn't deleted thretweet. we'll be watching. thanks very much. cuomo prime time later tonight. 9:00 p.m. eastern only here on cnn. that's it for me. thanks for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. next, trump's victory lap. what's next after his major supreme court win today. and can democrats do anything to stop him? senator booker is "outfront." plus, house speaker demands an apology from maxine waters. it's amazing how lacking any such demand has ever been from the speak whern it comes to the president and the president calls it a crisis on the southern border. one border town mayor though says it's anything but and that mayor is is our guest. let's go "outfront." tonight,


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