tv Anderson Cooper 360 CNN June 26, 2018 9:00pm-10:00pm PDT
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following being kicked out of a restaurant. this evening, the campaign sent out this fundraising e-mail to reporters. it mentions the moment caught on tape when homeland security secretary kirsten nwas confrontd at a mexican restaurant. here's what maxine waters said at a rally. >> if you see anyone in a restaurant, in a store n a gas station, you get out and create a crowd and push back on them. and you tell them they're not welcome anymore anywhere.
>> in the fund raising e-mail, the letter says we will not be intimidated. secretary sanders began her briefing discussing her experience in the restaurant. which according to a white house official to cnn is something the president instructed her today. she also made a call for civility. >> healthy debate on ideas and civil philosophy is important. but a call for harassment in public is unacceptable. america is a great country, and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is what makes us unique. >> now, sarah sanders' point is obviously well taken. we should be able to have disagreements with fellow citizens without resulting to harassment and bullying. but it should be pointed out that the president has taken uncivil discourse to a whole new level and sarah sanders has
never distanced herself from what the president said. >> lyin' ted cruz. oh, i don't know what i said. i don't remember. rosie o'donnell is disgusting, both inside and out. you take a look at her, she's a slob. he's a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured, okay? i got to tell you. rocket man should have been handled a long time ago. jeb bush is a low energy person. for him, to get things done is hard. >> maxine waters, a very low iq individual. >> we have a representative in congress who they say was here a long time ago, they call her pocahontas. >> just yesterday, after sarah sanders spoke about the need for civility, the president was back to lobbing insults asking quote, why is senator mark warner perhaps in a near drunken
state claiming has information that only he and bob mueller knows. isn't this highly illegal? isn't it being investigated. the president was referring to a politico report about the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee who said he made a bad joke about how alcohol would help him spill secrets about the probe. the presidential insults didn't stop there. president trump took aim from anyone from reporters to late night talk show hosts at a rally in south carolina. >> we have a lot of fake news back there. i said, i don't care. i can't stand that guy. she blamed everybody for losing the election except for one person, herself. the guy on cbs, what a low life. there's no talent. they're not talented people. this guy on cbs has no talent. jimmy kimmel would meet me before the election, i don't even think he would deny it. no talent.
now i wouldn't do his show, he's terrible. jimmy fallon calls me up. he locks like a lost soul. i said jimmy, be a man. >> it'sy to demand civility from one's opponents. it's no easy to demand it from one's self. this fundraising effort is totally playing into the president's hands. >> it certainly is. it's going back to a white house source who said the white house over here, they want to put out this message that there is intolerance on the left. never mind the fact that the president including members of his administration have been pretty intolerant of other people's views. they bully people at times. just to give you a sense of what is in this fund raising e-mail, it talks about how sarah sanders was kicked out of a restaurant. kirstjen neilsen was jeered as she tried to leave a restaurant. this is from the trump campaign trying to raise money for the president's 2020 re-election
campaign. they're obviously making it very clear that they see what they believe to be harassment from the left as being a pote issue, heading into the fall midterms and yes bond. -- and beyond. >> it is interesting, you were at the president's rally last night where he lobs insults from jimmy fallon to the prime minister of canada. you were on the receiving end of a good deal of uncivility which is often encouraged by the president during speeches. >> reporter: that's right, and there were glaring headlines from the president's remarks going after jimmy fallon, and talking about a host of different topics. one thing we didn't focus on is he once again referred to us as fake news and the enemy of the people. anderson, i've eseen this at countless trump rallies where he just whips people up into a frenzy. so it was no surprise to me when i walked into that rally yesterday evening hours before the president took the stage and people were coming up to me,
elderly women, coming up to me and taunting us and saying terrible things. there were people who would come up to us and say i'm sorry about what is happening. one man asked if anyone would lend him his chair. he came back and said thank you for helping us out. my mother really appreciates it. so anderson, what happens often is when people see us who we are, as human beings, they sort of lower the hostility level. but no question about it. when it comes to civility at this country, it starts at the top. the president has to set the example. >> jim acosta, thanks very much. a lot to discuss with dan rather. and legendary political consultant stewart stevens. dan, you wrote on facebook todadent trump and the gop bemoaning a lack of civility is a hypotrcrite call farce.
it spurs forehead slapping in disbelief. can you explain what you mean? >> here is a president who is specialized part of his success. bulook, incivility takes many forms and to make any comparison between what is happening say in an obscure restaurant somewhere with the kind of, i hate to say it, lies, corruption, and immoral acts and ripping children from their mothers, and to equate that with something that happened at a restaurant is a hypocritical farce. look, let's stop and put this in perspective. who lit the fires of hate and incivility that we are now seeing? it began witthe donald trump campaign and predency. i know people say, well, it is bias to say, but the facts support that.
in word and deed, he has not put a tone of civility on the presidency. those in power, those are the power of the state, those with the power of the presidency should be held to a higher, much higher standard than everybody else to set a standard. >> is it a rational response to civility from a leader is incivility on the other side? >> the problem with civility and incivility is that it starts hard it stop. bad gets worse quickly. if you think of a sports team, if you go to a game, hockey game, everybody is fighting, the crowd gets more into it. civility starts with those on the field. and in politics, it is those in office. i agree with dan. when the president ran for office, he set a new low in incivility. he accused a cabinet member of being a child molester.
insulted his wife.sand where does it go? there has to be a stoplight. i think political leaders have to be there to say that. if people started ignoring stoplights, you end up like rio, traffic goes everywhere. and it has to be self-imposing. it's a very difficult thing to make rules about. you just have to feel it and know it and there is a lot of people involved in politics that don't like what is happening now. they whins -- wince when they see this. >> but they are not speaking up, really. the ones that are leaving office on the republican speak up, but you don't hear a lot of other voices. >> it is worth remarking, it is an ancient playbook of autocrats and authoritarian leaders to deliberately try to provoke a emotional response from people. the maxine water's thing in my personal opinion was a tactical and not a strategic mistake on her part.
it was just the kind of reaction to trump's acts that he wanted. >> in fact, they're fundraising off it tonight. so clearly it's an issue that the president feels, he encouraged sarah sanders to start off the briefing with her talking about her personal experience with the restaurant which is an extraordinary thing when you think about, that is what is being discussed at a white house briefing. >> it is diminishing of the office. i think what happened to sarah sanders is unfortunate. if you are press secretary of the united states, president of the united states off your official account, you can talk about anything. you can talk about hunger, iraq war, you can talk about the threat of nuclear iran. and to talk about what happened to you at a restaurant, i think just din militias it. it is this victim shopping. republicans used to be against
this, used to be a party of personal responsibility. to look out for trivial things, makes it diminish those who were truly victims. i think we are wrong now to get out there and say who can offend me the most. you end up like an awful soccer team where everyone is just flopping around instead of playing the game. >> i'm sorry, but you know, it is aimportant to see things from 30,000 feet to use the cliche, or to say in television, ta the wide shot. this is not so much about policy, it's about the heart and soul and character of the country. it's about who are we now? what have we become? what are we becoming with these outbursts with incivility. the tone set by the president of the united states himself. >> in terms of other administrations you have covered, obviously famously covered the nixon administration, where are we on the scale of incivility?
>> well, we are off the charts. i don't think there is any precedent for this, an american president setting this kind of tone of incivility. perhaps back in the 1880s, during that period. >> even in the '70s, you had radical groups planting bombs and buildings. >> that is outright violence. in terms of the presidency, this is unprecedented of what is going on. >> more so than nixon? >> much more. for example, for all of the illegal, unconstitutional things he did, president nixon did have a belief in the constitution, in the systems of checks and balances represented by the institutions. he regularly tried to in secret undercut those. but publicly, he supported them. that is not the case with
president trump. and that is a very, very big difference. but come back to, we have to see ourselves what we are becoming. where does this go now? is it worse or not? and that depends less on the president, because he is not going to change. he is going to continue doing this. he thinks his playbook is succeeding. it depends on each individual to do the right thing. be civil. >> general michael hayden has been on the show. he and i talked about what he calls the thin veneer of civility. he talks about sarajevo, the city that fell apart. do you worry about where this is heading for us? >> sure, i think you see it in schools where you have kids that are getting bullied more. you have it in public dialogue. you have this sense with donald trump that you are listening to the nix ton tapes, the private
side, b it's public. there is no filter there. what is he going to say next. what is he going to do? the role of the president has to be to set a higher standard. has to be something that you aspire to. historly, it has always been -- now a lot of the times in the private life, they didn't hold up to that. like the kennedy administration. the presidency stands for aspirationally what the best of us. and it's really unfortunate. >> there is something about the repetition that the president does effectively, after a time, it normalizes everything. witch hunt, yeah, lyin' ted, or crooked hillary, whatever it is. >> that is an important point. because you should be careful to what you get used to. you can get used to anything. and if we get accustomed to this and shrug our shoulders and say, well, this is trump. we have to be careful of what we get used to.
and my fear of this going on as long as it has, and descending deeper and deeper into incivility, as a country, a people, as a society, we get used to and t. >> imagine how difficult it is for a teacher to tell a 17-year-old not to do something the trump is doing. >> good to talk you to. appreciate it. up next, the supreme court upholds the travel ban. and later, today we learned only -- new details on the status of trying to reunite parents and children at the border. yeah! yeah! we hide hotel names, so you can find four star hotels at two star prices. h-o-t-w-i-r-e
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today the supreme court ruled 5-4 to uphold the travel ban, at least the third version. one that trump called himself a watered down version. the initial goal, a goal he made crystal clear before he was elected when he said that quote that i just referenced. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. [ applause ] we have no choice. we have no choice. >> well confusion was a hallmark of the travel ban from that point forward with later saying it was just a suggestion. and later he signed an executive order banning entry for 90 days for citizens from seven manjoriy
muslim states and stopping refugees from syria. that was met with protests at airports in the united states. and the court battle temporarily blocking parts of the order. when sally yates didn't defend the travel ban, the president fired her. two months later, there was a revised travel ban that was also blocked. there were references to statements that the president and advisers made in the original order. and something else he said in this program back in march of 2016. >> i think islam hates us. there is something, there's something there, there is a tremendous hatred. we have to get to the bottom of it. there is an unbelievable hatred of us. >> in islam itself? >> you will have to figure that out. okay? you will get another pulitzer. you're going to have to figure that out. but there is a tremendous hatred. and we have to be very vigilant.
we have to be very careful. and we can't have people coming into this country with that hatred. and people who are not islam. >> is there war between the west and radical islam? or is there a war -- >> it is very hard to define, hard to separate because you don't know who is who. >> and candidate donald trump saying islam hates us with an unbelievable hatred. this version of the ban restricts to varying degrees five muslim countries, as well as two non-muslim majority countries, north korea and venezuela. its point and efficacy is not to make america safer. that can be debated. the point is vetting and cleaning up what you just heard the president say, he hoped to do from the start, is to ban muslims.
joining me is senator richard blumenthal. senator, i know you oppose the supreme court ruling. this was a legal and political victory for the president. there is no denying that, would you agree? >> it was a victory for the president but not for america. i say with sadness as a former law clerk and who has argued cases beforhe supreme court, i have great reverence and respect for the court as an institution. but today it is abandoned its constitutional responsibility to look at that animus, that improper motivation that was so obvious in those statements that you just very dramatically played. and the abandonment of that responsibility may seem like a victory for donald trump but is really a grave injustice and defeat for america. >> the policy itself is different from what the president initially intended and
those supreme court justices who supported it, believe it is correct under the wide powers of the presidency to keep this country safe. those who opposed it and dissented from the majority viewpoint seemed to focus on the president's prior remarks as a civilian, as a candidate. >> and very important, he has never disavowed those past statements. never said that they were wrong or that he wanted to abandon them. and number two, it took him three tries to get it right, three iterations of this so-called ban. and the supreme court chose to look only at the last one. there was a lot of hand wringing and disapproving head shaking. but think of it this way, if an employer said women are bad workers, and i'm going to fire bad workers who are women,
and then he fired five women, not all the women who worked for him, and maybe he fired a man, too. it would not be okay, no matter what he said afterwards. the president here has not included all muslims in the ban and he included north korea which is not a muslim nation, but the animus and motivation is clearly there and what -- that's what the supreme court should hantion to. >> you said we will legislate this ban out of existence? given this was a supreme court ruling and the democrats are not in the majority? >> great question, and unfortunately, we are not in the majority, the chances of legislation are slim. we have introduced legislation that would cut funding, in fact, eliminate funding for this muslim ban. but the chances of it passing are very remote. so the answer, very simply is we need to change the composition of the congress and legislate in
a way that prevents this kind of discriminatory ban, and reduces the discretion that the supreme court emphasized. it deferred to him on national security grounds. they basically said, we don't like his statements. they contradict the meaning and vls of the constitution, but he has very broad discretion. that's what needs to be limited. >> stay with us. i want to bring in jeffrey toobin who is here with me as well. how do y see this ruling by the supreme court today? >> the majority looked at this as a case about the presidency, about the power of all presidents. and treated this executive order as if it was something of an immaculate conception, that it just sort of appeared out of nowhere. and if you looking at the executive order itself, it doesn't say anything about muslims or about the president's prior statements. it only refers to these seven countries, five muslim majority, two not.
and the supreme court said in light of that, it's perfectly the dissenter, the four dissenters led by sotomayor said, who are you kidding? this is a muslim been a in a tutu. basically prohibiting muslims to come into the united states. and drew on the comments that you did earlier. this is why it matters who is on the supreme court and who appoints people on the supreme court. the four democrats in the minority saw it one way and the five republicans in the majority saw it the other way. >> senator bloomenthal, you say it's a muslim ban. there are a many muslim majority countries that are not part of this travel ban, pakistan,
indonesia, there are are a lot of muslims in india, two non-muslim countries in this ruling, north korea and venezuela. is the inclusion of north korea and venezuela, is this a fig leaf? >> a disguise, a masquerade done for the purpose of making it seem religiously neutral. when in fact, it is clearly aimed at muslims. it was as if someone people firing people from his company because they were women or jews or christians, included someone from a another religion just as a maskquerade for firing the others whom he explicitly said were fired for that reason. and the irony here is that this decision comes down on a day when the court overruled -- the court today replaces one grave mistake with another.
>> a supreme court ruling permitting the internment of japanese -- american citizens of japanese descent during world war ii. >> exactly right and it was dressed up whether you call it a tutu or a masquerade. in the same way this decision was. a decision confirming korematsu. way back when under franklin roosevelt. and by the way, president trump in one of the quotes that you didn't cite here actually compares the ban to what the court and president roosevelt did at the time of korematsu and said that makes it okay. >> if we can just put this into political perspective. the reason why this was a victory for donald trump was because mitch mcconnell on february 13th, 2016, the day that justice scalia died, when barack obama had 1 1 months in his presidency said there would be no vote on a nominee.
and he kept that promise. mer rick -- merrick garland was dominated and sat there with much less a hearing, not even a vo vote. and that seat went to neil gorsuch. that is why donald trump won this lawsuit and he won another suit about abortion rights today and that is ultimately the reason this case came out the way it did. >> i appreciate your time. coming up, a tweet with only a photo and no words sums a great deal about republican reaction. >> the president called today's supreme court ruling a victory. it was a victory for the president and also for mitch mcconnell. merrick garland was his name nominated after justice scalia died. that led to a new president and a new nominee. ewww! being in the know is very good. don't shake! ahhh! sign up online for free. discover social security alerts.
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it was a victory for the president and also for mitch mcconnell. who blocked a vote on barack obama's supreme court nominee, merrick garland was his name. nominated in 2016 after justice scalia died. but republicans refused to hold a hearing or vote on hill. and that led to a new president and a new nominee, neil gorsuch. mitch mcdonnell posted this picture of him and gorsuch shaking hands. joining me now, mike shields and bakari sellers. the president certainly got a victory with this court ruling. there's been complaints that democrats in congress are nothing but obstructionists. there is some irony here, though, that the only reason trump was able to nominate
gorsuch is about mitch mcconnell obstructed. >> well, president obama was fond of saying elections have consequences when he would do things that republicans didn't like. what is interesting about that is he ignored that elections had consequences if the midterm. because the 2014 midterm elected majority to the senate and they blocked him. put on the ballot for the 2016 election. and the democrats lost. it was on the ballot. and the american people support what the supreme court did today by about 60%. to 65%. i will say, the american people do not support religious tests for people coming into the country. a muslim ban is not what this is, and they wouldn't support that. polling shows we have a tradition of religious liberty. they do support not allowing people coming into the country when we can't verify from their country of origin whether or not they are secure, whether or not
we can secure whether they're coming here as good or bad actors. the american people support that. the supreme court upheld that today. it's a popular position. and the supreme court is made up because donald trump was elected. and elections have consequences. >> to mike's point, this was front and center in the campaign. the battle for the supreme court. and many people who publicly maybe had qualms with donald trump as a candidate were voting for him because of the supreme court. >> first of all, let's be clear. what mitch mcconnell and the senate republicans did to barack obama had not been done in over 100 years to any sitting president. that is a smithsonian fact. also, i want to point out that democrats, we did not do a good job two fold.
the first was in 2014 and of course 2010, getting our voters to the polls. and i blame that on us, on messaging, and democrats not showing up to vote. the second thing is in 2016, we didn't make this issue of the courts sexy enough. des have to do a better job of explaining what it means. not only has this court led by a stolen seat from merrick garland, not only has this court reinforced the muslim ban, supported the bakery case. we go down the list of what this court has done. democrats have to do a better job of coming up and showing up at the voting booth. until we do that, we really just can't complain. >> mike, you heard senator blumenthal before saying north korea and venezuela was a fig leaf. that this really is a muslim
ban. you heard bakari saying that as well. to that you say what? >> i want to set an example of civility and politely disagree with bakari on this. muslims travel in and out of the united states every single day from countries all over the world freely and openly. there is no ban on religion. we have a ban on people from countries that we can't verify if they're safe. what amuses me from the left, is open it up for california and we will let everyone from these countries that we can't verify and move them to beverly hills. next to our fancy houses where they can move next to us, even peoplee or not. unfortunately the way the world is made up is there are islamic terrorist in countries that want to do the united states harm. that is not something we created. that is a fact. we blocked those every day. well, we haven't been attacked by anybody in a foreign country,
right because we are arming our armed forces and intelligence communities to help them stop attacks which happen every day and don't make the news. i am not for a muslim ban. i don't think there should be a religion test on anybody coming into the country. muslims come in every day. but there is a ban on countries where we can't verify their citizen. >> pakistan is not on this, indonesia is not on this. what about mike's point? >> it's a ban on a majority of muslim countries. mike is making a point here. it is very clear, when you look at the countries listed there are few things that have in common. they don't do business with donald trump. >> he is saying what the commonality is they don't do a good job, it is not easy to figure out a background of people to vet people. >> why isn't saudi arabia on the list? the majority of 9/11 attackers were on saudi arabia.
you can go dowist and ask questions about each country. e reason we know this is a muslim ban and the reason people are disappointed with the dissent in this decision, is because we use the president's own words, his religious animus. and that should be the center point of striking this down. that no law should favor or disfavor a religion. >> bakari sellers, mike shields i appreciate it. the administration says they will reunite the 2,000 children with their parents. and tonight there was a conference call held and didn't go so well. details ahead. join t-mobile. and get netflix included for the whole family. so you can get lost in space in your own backyard...
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since president trump last wednesday signed the executive order ending zero tolerance policy, administration said they would immediately start reuniting the more than 2,000 children separated from their parents. a few days went by and there weren't a lot of details. a few more days came by and there weren't many more details. and we heard there was hardly any reunifications happening at all. here is what texas congressman hurd said this morning. >> what i'm concerned about is hhs's ability to do this. we were supposed to have a conference call yesterday with members of congress their staff to talk about this process and the phone number didn't work. so if they can't do that with us, i am concerned with the ability of connecting kids. >> the phone number didn't work. we continue to ask for updates so today health and human services had a conference call and did not go well. >> are you first receiving
because of parental detention? we know there is an implementation phase. >> as mentioned earlier, we won't be -- we can get you that information as soon as possible, and we appreciate your patience. >> actually, it's really important. excuse me, are you still receiving children who are there because of the parental separation policy? >> i believe we have answered -- you gave us three questions and we responded to your question and i ask that you send that to media at hhs -- >> i'm sorry i didn't hear an answer. >> final question. >> so joining me now is sunlen serfaty. the call was mentioned to answt. i mean, it seemed anything but answering questions. >> that's right. there was a lot they would not or could not answer tonight,
anderson. we did get one new bit of information that was important. they did refeel there are currently 2,047 children separated from their families that are still in hhs custody. the last time the administration gave us a number was on saturday night that when they said there were 2,053 children in custody. this suggests that only six children have been reunified with their guardian since the executive order was signed by president trump last wednesday. very notable and you heard that in the audio, they would not answer most importantly if they are still receiving children as a result of the zero-tolerance policy. >> if they are still receiving children, for ean they are not able to answer, which seems extraordinary, it's possible they reunited more than six children but they just got more kids coming in, but we don't know the answer to that because they apparently don't know. >> that's right, and that's why this nonanswer is so important here. they are saying currently there
are 2,047 children. but if more children were coming in, of course it throws off those numbers. i should note, there were some promises that they could potentially get back to some of our questions, but they were at many times pushed by reporters tonight. they said things were fluid, this is a dynamic situation. that's why they said they could not give many more specific data points to reporters tonight, including the ages of the children being held currently. they would not answer that. that was a large part of what led to this rather contentious call at times. cnn and other media outlets have been pushing for days for a full accounting of what's going on with these children. the attempt to mitigate these questions, clearly highlighted there are many more questions left to answer. >> the u.s. government will even say what the ages of the children, the more than 2,000 children are being held are?
what age range they go from? i mean, that's incredible. >> that's right. they were asked that question and they did not answer that question. they said they would not reveal the ages or talk about policy on the call. beyond that one data point of 2,047 children still being held by hhs, they would not give any more data points and they wouldn'tnswer any other questions other than to say e-mail in your questions, which cnn and other outlets have been doing on a daily basis. >> next we will check in with president trump supporters. see what they think of the zero-tolerance policy on immigration. reactions from some of them head ha -- ahead. when you're particular, you want things done right. that's why we test all of our paints and stains for months. or even years. we dedicate 175,000 square feet to getting it wrong...
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despite the chaos and the confusion we just heard, a call where hhs wouldn't even answer basic questions about thousands of children being separated from their children at the border in south texas, president trump's stance on immigration is mostly getting a warm reception. cnn reports. >> reporter: welcome to the wall. with that kind of introduction, it's no surprise immigration is the hot topic for this radio show in the south texas area. >> north of the river and that's -- >> reporter: he's a staunch trump republican and credits the president with taking a tough approach to border security. >> with president trump we have
someone making a serious attempt to enforce rule of law, and enforce border law and enforce our sovereign border with mexic situation. >> kristina garfield has lived along the border all her life. she comes from a family of democrats, but she like trump sees a threat in the flow of illegal immigration. >> my biggest concern with the people that are coming over our borders is safety. safety is a huge deal down here. >> reporter: trump is far from popular here in texas where most of the zero tolerance policy attention has been focussed. he only won 28 % of the vote. but there is an undercurrent of conservative latino voters who kind of defy conventional political wisdom. they're unfazed by the rhetoric that undocumented immigrants are using trump's words, invading the country. >> he doesn't sugar coat anything. i think the people of the united states appreciate that also.
i don't think it's a bad thing. >> reporter: when you hear people talk about the way he talks about this issue, that it comes off as racist, what do you say? >> that's their problem. they hear what they want to hear and say what they want to say. it's a free country.>> reporter the young republican's chapter walks us through a warehouse where he works as a human resources director. he says the president needs to compromise on immigration. >> when you hear about zero tolerance and families being separated, we're the party of the family, faith and freedom. and you think about families being separated, and it doesn't look very civil. >> but hernandez is also usted by trump's divisiveness. >> there are some things he says that sometimes you have to cringe and be like oh, how am i going to defend that? >> reporter: you're tired of
sticking up for him? >> i don't get anything for having to stick up for him. >> or mr. donald j. trump -- >> reporter: there are plenty of trump supporters willing to fight the fight, even in south texas where there aren around. >> reporter: anderson, it was the trump administration policy that led to this issue, even though we documented it, many of the trump supporters we spoke with in south texas feel the president has been compassionate on this issue, and they actually blamed congress, not the president for not doing enough here. >> ed, thank you very much. appreciate it. voters in seven states are going to the polls among those on the ballot, mitt romney running for a senate seat in utah. details on that ahead. et excites like concert tickets or a new snowboard. matt: whoo! whoo! jen: but that all changed when we bought a house. matt: voilà! jen: matt started turning into his dad. matt: mm. that's some good mulch. ♪ i'm awake.
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