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this show. great show. lou dobbs is right here on fox business. stay with lou. lou: president trump today showing his exasperation with pitiful pair of mitch mcconnell and paul ryan. whose pace cannot seem to keep up with the president, a day and a half after the healthcare bill imploded, president invited republican senators to the white house for a delightful lunch, and making it clear at lunch, he does not believe that senators should be leaving the dc swamp until they can hammer out a health care plan for the american people. we'll discuss that health care battle with counselor to president kellyanne conway.
john roberts with our report first. reporter: a white house source tells fox news it was idea of president and chief of staff reince priebus to hold a high pressure lunch at white house today, pressing senators to get onboard the idea of health care reform, and do it now. in state dining room, president trump gatherin together all of the republican senators who would come for a spirited sales pitch on getting rid of obamacare. >> any senator who votes again starting debate is really telling american, that you are fine with obamacare, but being fine with obamacare not an option, it gone, it has failed. reporter: next week vote to repeal obamacare and replace it later, president trump repeating his call to repeal and replace at same time, and washington should day in washington until it is done. >> we have to stay here, we
should not leave town, we should hammer it out, get it done. reporter: and president chastised senators who voted to repeal obamacare during obama administration when they knew that the vote was nothing more than a political show. >> for 7 years, you had an easy route, we'll repeal and replace, he will never sign it but i am signing it, it is different. reporter: 3 senators who voted to repeal obamacare in 2015 will come in for special white house attention as did senator dean heller of nevada. >> you didn't go out there. this was one we were worried about. you will be. you will be. he wants to remain a senator, doesn't he? reporter: president trump is lashing out at reports he had a secret second meeting with russian president putin at the g20, president tweeting, fake
news story of secret dinner with putin is sick. all g 20 leaders and spouses were invited. press knew. the president talked with putin for more than 2 hours at a bilateral meeting in hamburg on july 7. at dinner, president trump spend more time with putin at dinner. >> this was a social dinner, where president smoke with -- spoke with many world leaders, as is the purpose, it would be awkward for them to sit at a dinner and not speak with each other. reporter: and trump saying that press has a double standard. >> there is a different stand ard that you like to draw between had white house and previous administrations.
reporter: on obamacare, congressional think about office weighed in on 10 year estimate of the affect of repeal only bill, and found 32 million people would be without he'lhe'll insurance and def-- health insurance. keep in mind this is repeal only, does not take into account whatever might replace obamacare. have we breaking news. fox news has been told first son-in-law, jared kushner will give a behind closed-doors interview to the senate judiciary committee monday. lou. lou: john thank you. now that the health care g.o.p. bill is on life support. some lawmakers call on leadership to move forward on other trump agenda items.
fox news chief congressional correspondent is live with the latest on capitol hill. >> there are a lot of other things on our plate tax reform, we need to get to tax reform. reporter: congressional caller looks crowded in september. a new budget, reothe reauthorization of insurance flood program. >> balancing the budget by 2027 is a top priority, our national debt -- reporter: that budget is critical so tax reform can be passed in senate, reworking tax code to be written in the fall. the goal is finishing it by the end of the year.
>> we need to go for growth. that is what we want in this tax code, and lowering rates for americans, regardless of where they are at. reporter: some sources suggest that infrastructure could be an october priority. >> we're a country of infrastructure, speaking of infrastructure, that is what president said, i'm going to have the biggest infrastructure bill, where is it? >> g.o.p. sources say that debt limit could be tied to a bill funding veteran medical care outside of v.a. system, mitch mcconnell would like to address the authority soon. >> we would deal with debt ceiling before august recess. reporter: house speaker paul ryan added welfare reform to be added to the priorities by end of 2017. >> over in senate there has been a lot of obstruction and slow movement. senate needs to think about
their rules over there. reporter: compressed calendar is increasing tension, some suggesting all of the time spent to health care reform has been a disaster, unless they get it done. lou. lou: getting it done, mike thank you. supreme court today handing president's partial victory on his travel ban, high court putting on hold a part of a hawaii court ruling that allowed more refugees in. however, the high court upholding expansion of family exception that allows nationals from 6 muslim majority countries to enter u.s. only if they have grandparents, inlaws, aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins here. >> we're coming back with much more, ahead stray wit stay with us. >> president trump making it clear, failure is no longer an option. >> my message is simple.
we have to stay here, we have to hammer this out. lou: did the republicans get the president's message, we take up that battle with kellyanne conway. >> and more corruption exposed. postal service, feeling heat allowing employees to violate the law and work for crooked hillary clinton campaign. how could that have been permitted? is somebody going to jail? much more straight ahead, we're coming right back. today, we're out here with some big news about type 2 diabetes. you have type 2 diabetes, right? yes. so let me ask you this... how does diabetes affect your heart? it doesn't, does it? actually, it does. type 2 diabetes can make you twice as likely to die d news
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lou: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell promising a vote on a motion next week to move ahead with a bill to repeal or replace obamacare, stressing this could ba, mended. >> this particular type of bill is open for amendment. no way i or anyone else could prevent members from have amendments that any 51 of us can pass and change the bill. but we cannot have a debate until we get on the bill, next week we'll vote on the motion to proceeds. >> here now to discuss the failure of senator mcconnell
and ryan to deliver on health care, and insistence of president trump they not accept failure but rise above it, joining us, kellyanne con conway. >> thank you. lou: president it lunch making it clear this failure is temporary and s is within reach and he intends these leaders deliver. >> right. the president has done his job. he ran successfully on repealing and replacing obamacare, he sits there pen in hand ready to sign into law a true repeal and replacement. donald trump has been here for 6 months, it is up to senators, they know what they ran on, it should be easy.
you have 40 counties, that have no insurer. 1300 that have one insurer, this bill would do under president's leadership, increase free market solutions. so many americans say, i don't have access to healthcare, even though i have a insurance card it is not worth the paper it is printed on. the premiums are too high. president is stable rising the market, giving governors more flexibility, these guys and gals ran on repealing and replacing obamacare. a vote on no in the procedure is a vote on yes in obamacare. >> as we watch the president there. hosting the 49 republican senators with heller of nevada next to him, jabbing him the
whole way, good naturedly, but saying if when he goes home, it will b hella fire if he is not onboard, the president looks so -- relaxed. we looks more assured and more reassuring in that role, than national left wing media will ever admit. or every other american will acknowledge, i mean he is truly seems even in face of all of the strife, he seems certain of himself. >> i sat at that lunch today for two hours it was clear,
president holding force in conversation who the leader of this effort is. on eve of his 6 months in office, most of his accomplishments, were done outside of legislative process. through congressional acts and executive orders, and other measures. and the growth, we had that and we've been settling for 2% or less since then, this president is going to put us on a path, 25 records for the dow jones since this president walked in the door. the president knows there is news, which people are seeing in their 401(k) statement, and in their ability to spend more money, and businesses to expand. but -- some of these
accomplishments were done by him outside of the legislative process, it is time for legislature new to put this on his desk. >> we all expected it would be, beginning with health care legislation in the house, their, speaker ryan and his leadership team, made it more complicated. this should be easy. promising for 6 1/2 years they would repeal the affordable care act. and then now, suddenly, people -- well a handful of people at least three are wilting before the prospect of standing before their constituents, saying i made health care better in this country, and saved healthcare from obamacare. >> yes, or they will be vote that sunk it. and they will have a lot of explaining to do, president made clear, there are two
great opportunities before them, one is, he is willing to take leadership, one to do a great thing for country by getting government out of the patient-doctor relationship, forcing 6 f -- to fork over money to irs. and he also said, a great thing for the party. country first, then party, look at democrats, they were seen as invincible, then they started voting for stuff like obamacare, the government programs, they lost, nancy pelosi lost her speaker ship. and in 14 and 16 based on this issue. president is working on tax reform after health reform. and made in america week here has been extraordinary. lou: renegotiating nafta.
>> the week of august 16, earliest you can do it by statute, he will start it. >> kellyanne. you are getting the hang of that washington thing. you got details. >> we're draining the swamp. he is disrupting, this place runs on inertia. he is disrupting it in a good way. >> about a wide gap as there in washington d.c., i am watching mitch mcconnell, i have to let you go. watching mitch mcconnell today, explaining some of the dull, dreadful details of it all. you compare that to language of president, and action of the president and all that the administration has done to this point, something to behold, president moving
ahead. do you think they will stay through the recess to get it done? >> they ought to if they are not done. he said we should stay in town. until we have a deal, this is what be men do. lou: are they going to do it. >> they have to. let them pass health care reform then get on this nomination process, 23% of come knees concerned if. we have the stop gap. >> let me give you my view on that, time to show senator schumer what street smart, new york street smart and brains and innovation, is all about. and well just, move it on. as it were. >> let me say one last thing. about health care. >> how long. >> a second.
if you are a republican senator, you don't like the bill, vote for motion to ple seed, take the senate floor and says that. >> as senator mcconnell said, they will be able to do that, kellyanne conway. >> thank you, lou. come and see us. lou: vote in our poll, question do you believe that the senate will stay through august recess and get something done as the president demands on health care legislation? cast your vote twitter at lou dobbs we would like to hear from you. our twitter followers, well they are thrilled with my new thriller.
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president and a russian leader were talking about. i am referring to president obama, mr. obama met with vladimir putin on sidelines of 2013, g20 in st. petersberg. what was the press? so much since stir occurring -- sinister occurring, mr. obama had a half our discussion, white house later confirming that meeting providing no details. talk abou sinister. mr. obama and med -- >> met without an interpreter. they are too common. there was nothing secret about president trump's g20 encounter, despite that much
is being made of the sinister nature of it all. even though, a crowd of world leaders, that were a head shorter than he, all eyes were on mr. trump all the while, he was never hard to find. nonetheless we'll hear about this sinister en coiner for -- encounter for weeks to come. quotes of the evening from president trump, said, i judge people based on their capability, honesty and merit. we're coming right back. and occasionally judge people based on their votes and how many of his agenda moved today. we're coming right back. >> the lef the left wing national media campaign against president trump is raging. >> hyped up with a level of hysteria.
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rest will be forth coming and full truth will be exposed. joining me, to discuss the voter fraud crackdown and health care battle in the swamp, ed rollins, he served three presidential administrations, chief political visor to house republican leadership the dean, ed rollins. >> nice to be here. lou: what do you make of fraud registration. >> there is potential for fraud. i don't think therewere 3 million illegal voters. lou: why not? >> i just don't. >> president trump does. >> i know he does. you will never convince him otherwise. reality that there are a lo a lot of people who double registered, they move, they don't change their tracy, o address or they die and don't get off.
no one can convince me there were 3 million people. lou: if there is not fraud, in california, in new york, and illinois, you know i'd eat my hat. i don't know what the number is. i do know, when people tell me they don't want to know what the extent of the fraud is, because there isn't any. that is just the way they believe, or they tell you there is a great deal because that is the way they believe. why in the world would not every american want to know what the integrity truly is of our electoral system. >> i always fell because of the difference in machines and what have you. federal government should give
grants, have a standard. as you know, because of our constitution, elections are run by states. there is the federal piece of it. historically has been to allow people to register by license. lou: you got federal government, supreme court, justice department, driving that so much of our elections and oversight and it is pretty much one sided over the size, i think -- oversight, i think it's time to get to it. >> one thing in california, over 4.2 million --4.5 million margin, no republicans running. lou: i -- >> it just. lou: i am talking about getting -- >> i am health t happy to do that. lou: how about. now healthy care reform? >> i think that president had a tremendous opportunity today in his lunch, say, i paid for your lunch, i want you to
vote, raise your right hand, if you are not going to vote, stand up and leave lunch. lou: get the hell out of here. >> no free lunch. we have people who don't know how to count. it was nice for him to give the speech, i am still not convinced that votes are there. lou: you know, one thing about it, he is leading. >> absolutely. lou: he also he -- i have to say he -- think about it, tomorrow 6 months as president. this man looks the part, he is absolutely a commanding leader. and one who is getting a lot done. >> he is getting a lot done, he is learning a lot, this is a complicated entity running the federal government. lou: i am not convinced that barack obama learned much. >> i am not talking about him. lou: i want to talk about way people talk about donald trump, i don't think that george w. bush learned a hell of a lot.
those are last two presidents, and i don't know that either one of them learned much of anything. i just don't understand where people get off talking about the president of the united states, donald trump, you know they think he is learning something. ed thow do you do. >> he is learning -- >> what the hell has milosevi milosevic learns and paul ryan learns? >> the great power of president is persuasive power, he can put pressure on members of congress. lou: we have heard presidents, bemoan, lament the fact they don't have greater power. beyond power of persuasion. >> that is what it is, and a shared government. lou: i think he looks great. i think he is doing well. and he has done more in 6
months, than any president i have seen. individually. with the republican leadership in house, senate. to have the deep state and dems and the you know, all of this nonsense. >> he had an extraordinary amount of opposition. lou: and his foreign policy. >> very good, he has a big 6 months ahead, we has to have great success with congress. lou: that congress getter get some success on its own. those are poor s.o.b.s who are facing election in 2018, they will be held to account. this president will have considerable leverage against them if they mess with him much more. >> no question. i am sure he is willing to do that. lou: do you think we'll get health care? and senate will stay through august. >> i can tell you, they will not stay through august.
they could get healthcare if they just keep pushing and pushing. lou: they look like damn fools, republican leadership of both houses. even though ryan did marginally better than mcconnell, perhaps dramatically better. they look like idiots they really do. >> it is not as complicated as they are making it out to be. lou: we have a president who learned that and ryan and mcconnell are backsliders. >> you can always change leadership in the house and senate. lou: we might be able to dance that schedule. >> you can change the rules. >> absolutely. they better, because, otherwise mcconnell will likely a greater fool, re ed rollins thank you. >> thank you. lou: i think we're getting progress in washington. what do you think?
you and i are moving it forward. >> you and i are getting progress done. we don't disagree on as many things any more. lou: that is what i call real progress. >> i am glad to see you coming to my point of view. lou: i think we'll have to talk about the direction of the -- ed thank you. >> my pleasure. lou: vote in our poll, do you believe that senate will stay through august recess? and actually get something done on health care? cast your vote on twitter @lou dobbs, roll video. one thrillseeker, this one, look at that. wow, skateboarder top speed down narrow winding road, frikfriction from gloves causing sparks. i think there has to be a better way to break when you are going -- to brake when you
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lou: this is breaking news, and also fake news watch, president trump reportedly saying today he never would have appointed attorney general jeff sessions had he known sessions would recuse himself from the russia investigation. president trump telling "new york times," says the "new york times," that sessions should never have recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told the president and the president would have chosen someone else. >> now for more on investigations into the dems the hysteria surrounding the
russia collusion probe by the special counsel, we're joined by fox news anchor, former defense attorney greg jarrett, good to have you here, what do you think? fake news or "new york times" got lucky? >> my guess is that president trump probably has reservations, not about the competency of sessions but rather that he is now got an attorney general who is divorced from something that seems to be engulfing the president, if he had someone else there might be no special counsel looking into this. lou: this is stunning what we have witnessed in terms of this collusion probe with russia. no one by the way that been following this more doggedly, or intelligently than greg, and your research into collusion as it pertains to a russia national working with
trump campaign is astounding. >> a mission. you know -- myth, democrat after democrat, some republicans including chris christie never read the law when they claimed that donald trump jr. violated federal election law, just go to the web site for goodness sake, it reads, even though a foreign national cannot make campaign contributions, he or she can serve as a uncompensated volunteer or a campaign or political party, then it says. foreign nationals can sit in and participate in strategy meetings of political campaigns, which is what occurred here. also in the code of federal regulations almost word for word that foreign nationals can do this. lou: you are first person to my knowledge only person it take note of the law, which is
really remarkable here. and to put this forward. it has -- that federal elect commission definition has not been paid much attention to by the either intelligence oversight committee in senate or house or special counsel. we have got a -- this is -- this is beyond fake news, beyond a witch-hunt, this is an obsessive, psychotic episode on part of national media. >> it shows that you lawmakers do not know much any the law. lou: or anything else. >> and other thing, media, the media is ignorant of the law, they don't bother to look it up, even they could google it, it could take two minutes. and they are oblivious to the constitution, we don't criminalize words, the exchange of ideas and in
success protected with first amendment and so is freedom of association even with russians. lou: and russians in this case, a meeting of 8 people, which big news for last few days has been, number of people attending, there is a massive update with dramatic alarms, saying we know there were eight people in the room, but we don't know anything about what was discussed. >> there could have been a hundred people, vladimir putin -- lou: a hundred alerts then. >> ex-kgb top spy could have sat in, that is legal, he could have given them information damaging to hillary clinton, it would have been legal to use as long as it was not classified or stolen. that is the only caveat. lou: special counsels are leadership of house, and senate going to come to their senses and say, enough of this nonsense.
>> no, that would require common sense and good judgment, there is none in washington. lou: utterly bereft. >> well said. lou: thank you. >> my pleasure. lou: greg jarrett. >> up next president trump instructing republican senators that inact is not an option on healthcare, byron york, lawrence jones join me after the break to discuss whether lawmakers got the message. >> a quick programming note, i will be on hannity tonight, talking about venal left wing national media, join us 10 p.m. fox news channel. you were on hannity last night. >> don't hol hold that against me. lou: a badge of honor we're all proud to claim, we're much more. stay with us. tsch: i'm going tou a next generation pickup. michael: let's do this. potsch: this new truck now has a cornerstep built right into the bumper.
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the gop senators stay in washington and get it done on healthcare? >> the fact that the president has to demand that the republicans do their job shows you the problem with washington. they promised the american people they would repeal and replace two years ago. when i was marching with the tea party, we never said replace. we just said replace. when we got to the replacement, that's when it became complicated. lou: if he get what he's demanding. repeal and replace and work through at least part of the august recess. >> it's an effort to light a fire under the nevada
republicans doing this. i think it big thing we got from mitch mcconnell after he comes out of this white house lunch. he's going to have a vote on taking this repeal bill to the floor. he's saying to these senators. he's saying to shelly moore who voted for repeal in 2015. he's saying to heller who voted for repeal. >> that's not going to do anything, though. they have been threatening this tactic for a while and it hasn't scared these senators. they are afraid of losing their seats. >> if you have three republican senators side with the democrats on this, then there are 51 votes against obamacare and it ain't going to happen. lou: the president to me today was very reassuring in both his tone and the approach he was
take. ribbing senator dean heller of nevada. all of it good natured but very point as he reminded hillary he still wants to be a senator. and mcconnell. he looked downcast and his colleagues on the leadership team looked a little embarrassed to be in the situation in which they found themselves. >> the president placing himself in opposition to capitol hill republicans is not a bad place to be. i think what we have seen in the house and the senate, whenever we hit a snag and it looks like they are stuck and they want to quit because they don't really want to have to deal with this. they say, we did spend the last 7 years talking about this. and then they go on. basically that was what the president was doing today, reminding them, you have been
talking about this for years, i donald trump got elected in part because of this. we got to do it. lou: they got a few weeks to get it done. >> if they don't get it done, they will lose the house and the senate. i won't vote for them or campaign for them. lou: thank you both for being with us. we appreciate it. my buddy jim born and i wrote a book called "putin's gambit." every your whose comment is read on the show receives an autographed copy of "putin's
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