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faculty who lost so much, our thoughts are with you on this day. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." thanks very much for watching. erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. breaking news. done deal. the white house says the details for a national emergency declaration are done. that's how trump plans to get money for his wall. plus, senator kamala harris addressing questions head on about her quote, blackness, breakthrough vobut are voters hearing her? and a dangerous conspiracy theory that could put lives at risk. good evening. national emergency. after keeping the country on edge for days, the president says he will sign a bipartisan bill to keep the government open and sarah sanders says trump quote will also take other executive action including a national emergency to ensure we
stop the humanitarian crisis at the border. declaring a national emergency is what the president is publicly claimed he didn't want to do, right? he shut government down for 35 days because he didn't want to do it, remember? >> i'm not looking for an emergency. i'd rather not do it. we can declare a national emergency. we shouldn't have to. >> but he is and he's going against some in his own party to do it. >> i'm disappointed that the president has chosen to go this route. >> the concern we got is we not set new precedent. >> as for democrat, their messages will see you in court. nancy pelosi and chuck schumer releasing a statement calling it a quote, lawless act, a gross abuse of power. >> did i say i was having a legal challenge? an option. and we'll ve view our optirevie. >> why is the president declaring national now when it was not two years ago, two months ago or ooen two weeks ago? first of all, the president has
been telling allies that democrats outplayed republicans on the whole deal. he wasn't getting all the wall, right? now with a national emergency, he might actually win. steve, constitutional law expert, tells us there will be lawsuits and those here's the key, could take two to three years to resolve. where does that get you through? 2020. that's great for trump because during the entire election, he gets to keep this. >> we are going to build a great water wall. >> we will build the wall. >> we're going to build the wall, don't worry. >> right? no deliverable to measure against. just he's still fightingi for you. abby, is this all about president trump trying to save face with his base? >> erin, given the last couple of days, it would have been difficult for president trump to declare this as a win considering it's so much less than he wanted, that $5.7 billion. it's even less than he could have gotten in december if he
would have accepted $1.6 billion. and he was getting so much heat from some of his allies and conservative media over the last few days that sources tell us that white house aides started to reach out urging them to back the president up in supporting this bill. now ultimately, today was really the deciding day for the president. he sat in the oval office with his aides, going over the details of this bill and there was a point during this day when many of his aides believed he might not sign the bill. all the pressure from those conservative allies and the reality frankly that this was not a good deal for him was causing him to want to reject it. but what ended up happening this afternoon, senator mitch mcconnell, the senator majority leader, called the president. they had a conversation about the bill. the result of that conversation was mitch mcconnell going to the floor say iing the president is going to support this and declare a national emergency. mcconnell dropped his opposition to a national emergency essentially clearing the way for president trump to support this
bill but up until the last few hours, this was a very, very close call. the president is not wrong when he sees this as a bad deal. i think many of his allies recognize that and to your point, he wants to be, he wants to actually build the wall. he knows that it's unlikely to happen with this bill or even with a national emergency. the next best thing is being able to fight for the wall for the next several years and i think that's ultimately what's going to happen here. >> all right. thank you very much. and i want to go to the assistant house speaker from new mexico. i appreciate your time. good to have you back. white house is confirming the president's going to sign the bill. the deal you all worked on, but he thought it was aer so he's going to declare a national emergency to try to get that wall money. >> there's a few concerns with the president's announcement this ooempk. there are in who have said they oppose the president's use of an emergency declaration.
number two, this is fraught with legal challenges. and number three, the president is trying to circumvent not just the congress, but also the american people. when you look at the will, that's been clear coming across america. he's trying to say hey, when mexico was going to pay for this, remember when the president promised that, now hehe wants to put this on the backs o f the american taxpayer. again, i just can't understand why the president just can't let go. let's work together in a bipartisan way, make smart, modern investments when it comes to our border security. >> so nancy pelosi, i mentioned she and chuck schumer said this was an abuse of power, lawless and she is you know, threatening a lawsuit. here she is. >> options we're prepared to respond appropriately to it. i know republicans had some unease b about it no matter what
they say. >> plenty are say thag. we just heard a couple of them including rounds an collins. do you think some republicans will stay on your side and fight this? >> one, the speaker has been very clear through the process and again, i support speaker pelosi full heartedly with the options she will be exploring. two, i'm hopeful that republicans will join us in this pursuit as well as we look at different options. and three, congressman castro was clear today that he will be introducing resolution if the president decides to move forward with with a declaration f o emergency which creates some additional legislative tools that we have at our disposal. >> the question is, do you think the president could win here, k right? so he gets to go to his base and say i did everything i could. i didn't want to shut the government down, so i signed it, but i'm going to go this route and fight it in court. so then he gets his lal rally. another bogeyman in courts. he also is off the hook when it comes to actually prove thag a wall works, right?
doesn't have to say, oh, guess what, the numbers are in. people are coming over, drugs are still comeing in. is he going to end up a winner here? >> i do not believe so. the american people have been clear about their position on this. they don't support the president's use of emergency declaration. the american people have been clear that they did not support the president trump shutdown over the last 35 days that hurt american families. 800,000 federal employees. almost 600,000 federal contractors, small businesses, local governments. so again, i do not believe the president is going to come out a winner on this. but this isn't even about the president. this should be about the american people and about the national security of our country going forward and determining how we can work in a bipartisan basis to solve problems and prevent shutdowns. and the president just went with another rant right before the senate was about to vote creating more controversy, which is really what he's about. >> you know, the money that's in
there is what, 55 miles or 60 miles of wall. how quickly will that be built? >> well, look, as we look at the dollars identified for this package, we will be working to ensure that there's proper oversight so that the dollars are not being misspent and we'll see what the president puts forth. but in the end, i think our members of the intelligence committee are going to have an important role in conjunction to the oversight members and appropriators so we can get to the bottom of what he may be talking about with trying to make money from those military insulations in connection with what he's doing with the movement of infrastructure. the priorities should be on the ports of entry and if the president is going to take advantage of these important modern investments, let's do everything we can with tattentin to prioritizing ports of entry, scouting capabilities, modern technology, 3,000 customs officers and also the judges and mu man tear yan responsible theties. >> just to be clear though, you don't seem to have, there's no
bird in the hand. nothing to stop him from doing this immediately. you can fight it, but there's nothing to stop it immediately k right? >> the congress does have oversight responsibilities. and we will conduct ourselves in a diligent manner. >> sorry, i wasn't clear. i mean the sh national emergency. >> oh, look, if the president determines to issue a declaration of emergency tonight, as the speaker said, there are several tools at our disposal. legislative or in the courts. we will be b exploring those to see what we must do to ensure we come together as a congress. again, democrats and hoip republicans join ugh in stopping him. especially those that have voiced concerns with what he is threatening to do. >> i appreciate your time. >> thank you. next, the former fbi director said there were discussions about forces trump out of office and now, a president fighting back tonight. plus, kamala harris campaigning for the black vote,
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tonight, president trump tearing into andrew mccabe. confirming applicable for the first time that there were high level discussions at the justice department and recruiting cabinet members. who would then use the 25th amendment to remove president trump from office. now this happened after the president fired fbi director jim comey. according to scott pely, high level doj officials talked about which cabinet members might go ahead with the idea. so it got specific. mccabe also explaining why he ordered an investigation into whether why trump -- justice. >> i was very concerned ta i was able to put russia case on absolu absolutely solid ground in an indelible fashion that were i removed quickly or reassigned or fired that the case could not be
closed or vanish in the night without a trace. >> that case became the mueller investigation. president trump firing back today, quote, disgraced mccabe pretends to be a poor little angel when in fact he was a big part of the crooked hillary scandal and the russia hoax, for lea drd kin james comey. emphasis is mine. he went "outfront" tonight. joe walsh, and james trusty, former chief of the organized crime section and long time friend of rod rosenstein who i want to make sure if anyone is going wait, his version, yes, he fakctors prominently into this and we'll get to it in a moment. david, scott sat down with mccabe. we've seen parts of it. he said that mccabe explains that all this happened, this whole whether they were going to get rid of trump in the eight days from when jim comey was
fired to when the robert mueller was appointed special counsel. an eight-day window in which this happened. what could have made them think they needed to take such extraordinary and quick action? >> i think they found the president's behavior unprecedented. we were worried the pillars of justice might be coming down. i can understand why they might feel that way. i think we have to acknowledge up front that mccabe's testimony and credibility has been tarnished in the recent past by his statements to the inspector general at the justice department that the ig concluded he wasn't telling the truth. and referred to federal prosecutors. >> this was in terms of his way of leaking to the "wall street journal." >> and leak iing and now he's
selling a book, so rolls into this, but having said that, you know the fundamentals in those eight days, actually confirm what the new york had discovered on it with its own reporting sometime earlier. so it's not as if he's way out there in the ether making things up. "the new york times" did find sources that said that. mccabe was one of them, but they had to have more than one. and it's also true, it's just difficult to remember a time when two successive attorneys, fbi directors concluded that a president of the united states was likely engaged in a form of obstruction. >> you know, so james, let me ask you about this. because when it comes to using the whole 25th amendment to eject president trump, the stunning and incredible thing to think about being discussed, right, obviously mccabe says it happened.
mccabe says you know this happened. right? he had written a memo, said rod e rosenstein was part of the conversation and said that rod rosenstein suggested wearing a wire to record the president. rosenstein has disputed it and the justice department said he was just being sarcastic if it happened. mccabe according to pely said it was not sarcastic, it was reality. is it possible both things could be true? >> i don't think so with mccabe's track record. david touched on it. this is a guy who has been fired with the disgraceful situation of leaking and lying about it. he even lied to the ig about what the ig people had told him. he's hawk iing a book. facing a b possible criminal charge. so just on its face, hearing it from mccabe no matter how many times he repeats it to 60 minutes or "the new york times," that doesn't amplify it or make it more accurate. the flip side is that rod rosenstein is not an idiot.
he would not be sitting there talking about 25th amendment, which is dealing with presidents who are inkai pas tated and wouldn't give it a moment's thought as an actual, viable way to get rid of a sitting president. mccabe's credibility with one problem, but rod'sture is another reason why i would never accept that nonsense as a true story. >> i don't know enough about the 25th amend. . it's never been used. on one level, i agree with james to the extent this might not have been an appropriate use of the 25th amendment. they are saying the president is is corrupt. there's mounting evidence that the president is corrupt but then it's a matter of impeachment. i think at the here that he talks like a mob boss, actually we know ta because he does that on his tweets when he calls people rats and threatens michael cohen's father-in-law. but it seems like mccabe is
documenting as david said a lot of things we know. from david's point of view. to what was the right place to get to. not the 25th amendment but the mueller investigation which took it out of the hand of the fbi. it was the right thing to get it to mueller. in that sense, mccabe did the right thing. >> but you're going so far as to saying mccabe is just lying and making this up, that the conversation never happenede eh. this seems crazy that somebody b would just make it up when "the new york times" would have had to have more than one source. say mccabe is one. there's at least one more. >> well, look, rosenstein knows the law. he's not wearing a wire to meet with the president. he's not even considering for a moment that the 25th amendment gives leverage for anyone to get
rid of the president. mccabe has a checkered history. >> but you think it's possible, i don't know him, but you're saying he could have made it up? he's pretty specific. the guy offered to wear a wire. >> i think i've been pretty clear. look, this is a guy who was found to have lied multiple times to the inspector general. he has an incentive, whether it's avoiding a criminal prosecution that's pending or sell iing a book, to start deflecting and throwing things off on other people. friendly interviews don't make it true. >> go ahead, david. >> could i, i just want to make a point. it's my understanding that he wrote contemporaneous memos after various events and discussions. >> true. >> what the times has reported, they saw at least one of those memos and their report b about the conversations about 25th amendment and about wearing a wire were actually in a contemporaneous memo. that suggests there's more truth to this than perhaps we're arguing here tonight. >> i also they we're getting
sidetracked around this one issue of the 25th amend. . i'm willing to believe james that rod rosenstein would never do this. it sounds rather crazy. he really is revealing to us the chaos and the reaction on the part of career fbi folks. a lot of womhom were registered republicans. i guess at some point deregistered, like a rlot did i 2016. burr their reaction to the president's continued meddling, his unprofessional behavior. the things we hear about in that phone call where he asks how does your wife feel about being a loser. she's such a loser. that rings familiar. but to get beyond the gossip, it's a portrait of this agency in chaos and people trying to figure out what the right thing to do with this president. 25th amendment, maybe not, but mueller, yes. >> thank you very much. next, kamala harris facing questions about her race.
>> a lot of black people question if barack was black enough. i see them doing the same thing to you. >> i think they don't understand who black people are. >> just in, the results of president trump's annual physical. it's a pretty sparse list though. dr. gupta on what it tells us and perhaps most important, what it does not. ♪
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tonight 2020 democratic candidate kamala harris scoring her biggest endorsement from barbara lee. this is as harris is headed to south carolina to court black voters. early primary state. >> so south carolina's home. >> columbia, south carolina is home. >> david boumen spends hours liening to news radio and this week, this army veteran is hearing kamala harris talk b about a critical issue for him. race. how are you feeling about kamala harris? >> i think eight years of obama should show us should prove to us that just because a person looks like you don't mean
they're going to have policies that's going to benefit you. >> what gives him pause? >> senator harris, how are you? >> very well. good morning. >> this change on morning radio. squl a lot of black people question if barack is black enough. i see them doing the same to you. what do you say to people questioning the legitimacy of your blackness. >> i think they don't understand who black people are. >> racial identity has followed her even before she announced her candidacy. >> is this country after what trump has unleashed ready for the first woman of color president? >> absolutely. >> on her book tour, an audience outburst. >> we are so brave -- >> and at her first news conference after announcing -- >> how do you describe yourself? >> how do i describe myself? as a proud american. >> she would not say she's an african-american woman. she would not say she's a black woman. words matter. >> and perhaps as a nod to that
sentiment, harris on that radio program underscored -- >> i'm black and i'm proud of being black. i was born black and will die black. >> but she's not just a black woman, say harris' supporters. they believe she represented a diverse america. >> she is and the truth is, our strength is our diversity and she knows how to use that. >> the election is about america. our value, our heritage and culture and who we are. >> the entry of a biracial woman in the presidential race is why erica and dewayne brought their three children to meet her at a book reading. >> she's going to represent everyone. which is what we're lacking now. >> that may be underlooking the skepticism as her career. the naacp says black americans are inkacarcerated at more than
times five times the rate of white americans. >> i think she has to address that. >> bowman says he needs to hear harris talk more boldly about her agenda for black voters before he votes for her. got to work for it. >> man, she got a lot of work to do. we are serious. we are looking for policies to help us. help our schools. help our communities. help our children. >> harris, since she has declared, has been talking about criminal justice reform, education access and has said that the black agenda is everyone's agenda. she on tcontinues to make that to south carolina black voters tomorrow when she lands here for another campaign swing. >> all right. thank you. and now, former republican congressman from pennsylvania, ryan costello and keith boykin. keith, it's so fascinating. so much is how you define yourself but when you're
running, it's how others define you that can matter the most when it comes to winning. she would not say she's a black woman then said i'm a black woman and proud of it. i will die that way. but you heard that skepticism. what's drying that? >> i remember the same thing happened barack obama in 2007 when he announced his campaign. african-americans were skeptical. he had a funny ganame like kama. they had difficulty knowing about his background because he had a kenyan father and she has a jamaican father. he's a, he was a freshman senator. she's a freshman senator. they weren't quewell-known household figures and so there's some difficulty trying get people to adjust to you, but obama didn't become popular until we won iowa. most blacks in 2007 and early 2008 support eed hillary clinto. it was after he won the iowa caucus is when the african-american vote shifted to him. >> obviously it matters a lot. when you look at these crucial states in 2016, low black voter
turnout. could have made the difference. hillary clinton could have been president. >> pennsylvania, wisconsin in particular. milwaukee and philadelphia. >> so now you have a democratic field which has two strong black candidates ch one very well maybe on the top or bottom of this ticket. how important is that going to be? you say that and say oh, that doesn't necessarily mean turn out. you just saw that piece. >> i think the reason hillary clinton didn't win leave iing ae the comey memo was the failure to reproduce the obama coalition. trump took more voters from the obama coalition than hillary took from romney. i want to say this about 2020 democratic politics and i'm a republican. difficult to really look at the entire field and do a complete assessment until we know what joe biden does, but having said that, i think she's answered the questions gracefully and if you're someone, i'm white, but if you're someone of indian and
african-american, you know -- >> and she's also got this issue, too, because she's not the only african-american candidate in the race with corey book er in the race. >> and also does it matter, african-american as opposed to being black? she's jamaican indian. >> she's black. put it that way. she calls herself black. she went to howard. historically black college. a member of a black sorority. she has her headquarters in baltimore and she had her kickoff in oakland. two black cities. she's going town to south carolina. just did the breakfast club. she's making it clear she's trying to go after black votes. they'll determine who's going to win the democratic primary just as they were in the last two cycles as well. >> if you're a democrat, the last thing you want to do as any candidate is be perceived as leaning into what might term identity politics. you want to represent the entire country. so i think the way she answers questions is trying to reflect
to be -- >> probably works better on the republican side. the democratic primary, you want to be clear that you're also representing particular interests as well as the american public. so she has to make sure she communicates to african-american americans. she can't take the vote for granted. sx >> the president told "the new york times," he's focus on her. talk eed about her crowds. that's an important indicator of who she's focused on. she said she had a better opening act. sbet better en. >> shooty: yaz m. >> number one, i think everybody adprees it was the best of the openings. >> sure. >> i think it, it allows you to build a stronger narrative moving forward. but these candidates are going to get tested ever single week. it's going to go up and down. very much going to be a horse race. but a strong opening indicates that you have taken the time to hone your message. build the right coalitions and just put on a good event. running a presidential campaign
can a production. >> well as trump has shown better than anyone in history, it is so much about choreography. keith, i have to ask you something. representative lee is how i began this. she is backing harris. fine, she's from california. makes sense. but she matters in california politics. california used to not matter in a sense. no offense, you were so late in the primary cycling. now they're on super tuesday. california matters. they have 400 democratic delegates up for grabs. kamala harris is from california. i mean this could be one of the most crucial things, right? >> being from california doesn't garruarantee you're going to wi california. but gives her a leg up. over other candidates. and she's actually won statewide in california, so that helps. barbara lee's impact is critical. because she represents the progressive wing of the party and people have doubts about whether harris is from that wing, so having lee, who everyone knows is progressive on your side, will help kamala harris in california and perhaps in other states as well.
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- ( phone ringing ) - get details on this state program call or visit new tonight, the white house finally releasing the results of president trump's annual physical. six days after it took place. "outfront" now, dr. gupta and cardiologist ato dick cheneyy, dr. weimer. it's really short. just a couple of paragraphs here, things like height and weight. what's in here r or not h? >> you're right. the kind of compared to last year where you got a more detailed report and hour long press conference. let me show you what we see this year. compare that to last year. they give pretty basic stuff.
height, weight, cholesterol and his good cholesterol, bad cholesterol and the bottom his cholesterol medication on his crestor, the dosage was increased from 10 milligrams to 40 milligrams. when you look at the height and weight and calculate the bmi, the president now falls into the obese category. so his bmi is over 30. he was borderline obese last year. total clholesterol went down, which is to be expected with the medicine case, but that's what you're seeing here. you remember he had many other tests last year including an echo cardiogram, stress test and coronary calcium scan. there's not necessarily a reason to do these tests ef year, but we have no mention of these tests if he had them done or any other tests of his heart. that coronary calcium scan wasn't part of his record last year either.
they only revealed that when they were questioned about that. >> >> i want to ask about that because that's crucial. i want to ask you, you were saying look, why is this taking so long? your tweet was it's been four days since the president underwent his annual physical exam and still no data has been leased. what are they hiding? six days later, what are they hiding or do you still wonder what's there? >> well, it took almost a week to release really very basic data. and what the president's physician stated in this note is that 11 specialists as he calls them, board certified, examined the president, which would be not atypical for a yearly presidential exam. yet we have no knowledge of the kinds of specialties that evaluated the president. we have no knowledge of the kinds of examinations that the
president underwent last week and this is really crucial data to get a sense for the health of the most powerful man in the world. i think the public deserves greater transparency than this. >> sanjay, when you take that into account along with the questions you're raising about these tests, but given the questions do we need to know more, last year, you had that change in the press conference where you asked about heart disease and the presidet's former doctor overall came out and spoke about the president in pretty strange way. here he is. >> president's overall health is excellent. called genetics. i don't know. some people have you know just great genes. i told the president that if he had a healthier diet over the last 20 year, he might live to be 200 years old. just the way god made him. >> it was like a caricature last year, sanjay. this one is much more
understated. quote, very good health overall. but again, no details and certainly not on the coronary side as you were focused on. >> yeah. i mean i think part of this is obviously subjective, but you're saying someone is in very good health and they expect the person will stay in good health for the duration of the presidency, sort of predicting the future despite the fact that someone, the president of the united states in this case, is now not borderline obese, but obese. is taking these cholesterol lowering medications, has had ab norral test results in regard to his heart in the past. i asked the question of dr. jackson. i would asked of dr. connolly. how do you characterize that as excellent health? i think the it's, i don't know. some is subjective. not absolutes, but i think it's hard to reconcile those two things. >> and dr. winer, we know he's on cholesterol medication and it seems to have done what it was supposed to do.
last year, dr. jackson said that trump and he talked about losing ten to 15 pounds. obviously it went up four pounds, went the other direction. he is clinically obese. do you think the president has heart disease. >> well the president has demonstrable coronary artery disease. this was really disclosed last year when his calcium score identified calcifications in the coronary artery, but what we know from look at his labs this year, he had a relatively small benefit from the crestor. his ldl dropped a modest amount and for someone with his risk factor, we would be targeting an ldl less than 70 and it was 122. what's interesting is that this is not sort of a typical exam where somebody comes to my office now and i'll see them in a year.
the president has physicians with him all the time. and when you make a medication adjustment, this particular patient has ready availability of labs. i'm wondering why only now is apparent that he hasn't really had a robust effect of crestor. >> thank you very much. both of you. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> sure. and next, the wife of a top trump adviser, the communications director, bill shine, pushing a false theory, plus, jeanne moos on president trump's $50,000 virtual golf course inside the white house. so what does this have to do with executive time?
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vaccinate our kids for the chicken pox. what's wrong with having the chicken pox? it's ridiculous. >> reporter: darla shine, the wife of bill shine has publicly broadcast her anti-vaccination beliefs for years, first on their blog and then on her talk radio show that was broadcast in the late 2000s on 100 stations around the country. after a cnn show aired wednesday on the current measles outbreak sweeping washington state, shine took to twitter again. the entire baby boom population alive today had the measles as kids. bring back our childhood diseases. they keep you healthy and fight cancer. but doctors say shine is just flat-out wrong. first, childhood diseases killed massive numbers of children before vaccines came out. the cdc says 500 people a year used to die in the u.s. from measles alone. as for the part about cancer, shine is referring to this cnn story from 2014.
doctors thought a genetically modified measles virus might fight cancer, but it actually didn't work for most of the patients. and last year the lead researcher at the mayo clinic, he told the minneapolis star tribune his research failed to live up to hopes. shine tweeted again, saying many of the children sickened with measles in washington state had been vaccinated when younger, but again, she is flat-out wrong. out of the 54 measles cases in washington, only one had been vaccinated. this doesn't surprise doctors since the vaccine is 97%, not 100%, effective. shine didn't stop there. she went on to ex-toll the benefits of having childhood diseases, saying that childhood vaccinations don't deliver life-long natural immunity. for the third time, shine is just wrong. vaccines do offer life-long immunity, and without the risk of getting the disease and possibly dying.
so does mrs. shine's missing information matter? doctors worry that her husband shares her beliefs and could influence the president, who already appears to be predisposed against vaccines. here is a 2014 tweet from trump. healthy young child goes to doctor, gets pumped with massive shot of many vaccines, doesn't feel good and changes, autism. many such cases. again, flat-out wrong. study after study has debunked that belief. the fact is vaccines do not cause autism. darla shine seems nostalgic for diseases like the measles. what she forgets is the price of these diseases is sometimes death. she survived the measles, but many others did not. erin? >> thank you very much. and of course note, she did vaccinate her own children. it's unbelievable to hear people saying that sort of thing. vaccines save lives. "outfront" next, jeanne moos on why president trump no longer has to leave the white house to
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trump can reportedly now take a mulligan in the privacy of the white house. here's jeanne. >> reporter: for the golfer in chief in need of at-home stimulation, how about a little simulation? president trump installed a room-sized golf simulator at the white house says "the washington post." so what do you get for about 50,000 bucks? >> feel the realism. play favorites such as pebble beach and st. andrews in your custom-built enclosure. >> reporter: you can improve your swing, measure your ball speed, your shot distance. >> those hands can hit a golf ball 285 yards. >> reporter: yeah, well in a simulator, it will fly only a few yards. but before critics club the president over the head over
this, consider. "the post" says president trump paid for the simulator out of his own pocket. he actually upgraded an existing less sophisticated simulator that president obama had installed. back in the '50s, president eisenhower had a putting green built on the south lawn that subsequent presidents used. president obama and bill murray practiced putting into a glass in the oval office, while president nixon held an ashtray for bob hope to aim at. nixon even had a bowling alley even built in the white house. you can't pin that on trump, though the golf simulator inspired stephen colbert to tweet sorry, mar-a-lago, but you should have known the president would cheat on you too. commented someone else, he is probably installing his own mcdonald's branch in there next. imagine a white house room carpeted with turf. >> you just need that killer ultimate man cave. >> reporter: why putter around the white house when you can actually putt in your man cave.
when you hear this noise emanating from the white house late at night, you'll know whose still up. jeanne moos, cnn. >> because i'm going to be working for you. i'm not going to have time to go play golf. >> reporter: new york. >> and thank you for joining us. anderson starts now. good evening. we begin keeping them honest on a busy and consequential night with a tweet in the president and a passage from the constitution. first a tweet, and note the fact this is from donald trump back in 2014. and i'm quoting, repubs must not allow pres obama to divert the constitution for his ownby benefit and because he sun able to negotiate with congress. and now from the constitution, it reads no money shall will drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law. now whichever you consider more important, the framers words in 1787 or d