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right now, that's up in the air. >> bret: thanks everybody, we are sending you home tonight. make sure your tone into fox news sunday for an exclusive interview with the national security advisor. see you monday. >> martha: breaking tonight. in reaction to last night's strike, a russians ship is right now moving in in an area where the united states navy watch the missiles last night. al-assad is air force is repeatedly back in the skies and possibly striking again. ♪ welcome, everybody, i martha maccallum. it's day 78. tonight, president trump finishes what may be his most effective week. he is getting praise for his decisive action, and some criticism of those who say he did a 180 on his america first pledge. the transformation was set in
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motion beginning in the rose garden this week's and the remarks he made there where the president was somber and resolute. >> i like to think of myself as a very flexible person. i don't have to have one specific way and if the world changes, uh, i go the same way. i don't change. well, i do change. it's now my responsibility. >> martha: aboard air force one, we now know that the military option was deep in the planning stage. >> -- i think what happened in this syria is a disgrace in humanity. >> martha: at about 3:15:00 p.m., the president called with top advisors in the southern white house. an hour later, the chinese president arrived for a crucial two day meeting 2 minutes later, that's when the president gave the go order that would begin
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the process to launch 50 tomahawk missiles at the syrian air base. then it was dinner, dinner, more dinner, then we are told during the dinner that president trump told president xi that it was on the way. at about 8:30 p.m. local time, the missiles were launched from u.s. naval ships. programs and course corrected for accuracy in mid flight. it is stunning how these missiles operate. the chinese motorcade departed. at that point, we are told that missiles were nearing their target at 8:34 space bar p.m. making contact. this photo was taken 915 eastern 9:15 eastern. take note. more what this seating chart may tell us about the power struggle we have heard so much about, we'll get more of that from kellyanne conway in just a moment. chairman of the house homeland security michael mccall is
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with us as well, and john mccain coined domain joined me as well. we begin with four costar general jack keane and advisor to many administrations bear general, good to see you this evening. welcome. there have been a lot of discussions today about the beliefs that this is the event in this moment that turned this president into a true commander-in-chief. do you agree? >> i pretty much do. he fundamentally changed the narrative, i think of his presidency. what we have here is america is back on the world stage exercising strong, responsible, moral leadership. something we have been used to, frankly, since world war ii with the exception of our last president. i don't want to dwell with on that. martha, what happened as a result of that is our allies are encouraged, some are absolutely elated, particularly those in in the middle east, the most
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volatile and difficult neighborhood in the world. and i truly believe our adversaries and competitors, particularly russia, iran, china, north korea, they will have to reassess what is taking place here. >> martha: i know you do not want to dwell in the prior administration, but i want to put it this picture. the similarities between these two go figures on -- you have president obama and his staff during the obama rate. on the left, this from last evening in malaga, -- the group is gathered there as well. you look at the people around the table and we are dealing with and this has been said a lot that the team is very, very different now. where do you think this team is going to take us in the near future with this particular concentration? >> frankly i think the national security team who was wisely involved here, is very
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sophisticated. and extremely experienced. and they have a record of good judgment. so i believe the president is getting very sound advice on something like we were dealing with here. and they are all doing their jobs for the first time all at the same time. so the pressure on any new administration, listen, we are just 70 days into this administration, is pretty significant. they don't even have the whole team on board yet. yes, i think they have come through this first class, frankly. >> martha: in terms of putin's response, assad's response. what is next? >> i don't think this is over. clearly, i think this is a good first chapter. but assad now has the ball. and so it is putin. i don't believe they will use chemical weapons. i think when they look back at it, they will be honest with themselves that that was a mistake.
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they've got world condemnation and they've got the united states actively involved against the syrian government for the first time in syria. but what they will do is increase their conventional bombing campaign, which is the mainstay that has been killing the syrian people, not the chemical weapons. that has what killed most of the 500,000. i think that campaign will increase in intensity and scope, both of them being involved. as a result of that, it will likely put some pressure on the administration as to what to do next. >> martha: i heard you pointing out last night, you were so effective in explaining all of those. there are five other airbases. does this and penetration drawing the line at only chemical attacks or do they say, you know, as these attacks continue, will they take out the five bases as well? >> they have drawn the line on chemical attacks as well. as the killing continues and the fact they are already involved in expressing moral outrage over this atrocity and war crimes
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that are being committed, conventional missions that they used on hospitals and targeting sounds towns and cities with no military targets in sight, that's a criminal act. i think there will be pressure there. will they take down the other five bases? martha, they could do that in one night. they have to put more ships and play to do it. but they can threaten them and tell them to ground their airplanes or we will destroy their basis. that is another way to save lives, but accomplish the same thing. i do believe there was another chapter coming in and will likely involve some application of force. >> martha: general jack keane, always going to have you here. >> yeah, thank you. >> martha: kellyanne conway, going to have you in new york. an incredible busy week for all of you. you heard us talking about the transformation we've seen in the president over the course of this week. how do you see this? >> it's a week a very strong leadership. the world so i commander-in-chief who was also
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speaking like a father and a grandfather. he very clearly said and was emotionally moved by the fact that he said "beautiful babies" and that no child should suffer these kinds of horrific atrocities. he also said that about the men and women and children involved. i think he also said something in his decisive, resolute, took action very quickly. and is getting commendation for doing so across the political spectrum, which is something that has been in really scarce apply as of late, having democrats actually gives the president wide berth to achieve his agenda. and it was the legitimate, justified, very targeted, and i think the combination of what our commander-in-chief said last night going along with nikki haley hoping that we don't have to do anything else, but we are prepared to do more. >> martha: in terms of the discussion that has happened regarding the team, there are differences. let's put that picture up of the
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situation room that we just showed with general jack keane a little while ago. just a single shot of the situation room and will go to that double shot that we have appeared. the single shot, and will take a look at it in a minute, jerry kushner in the front row, right. this is in there as well. there is a lot of criticism over the recent weeks that these people were not getting the president's ear, that steve bannon and stephen miller who you see off to the corner on the right-hand side of your screen where the america first crowd. you've got people criticizing the fact that they seemed to be sidelined. and those who will be happy about these changes. >> i wouldn't look at it that way. this is a commander-in-chief making good on the commitment that he stated during the campaign and since he's been president, martha, which he will confer with his generals. and by that, he also met his cabinet officials, his secretary. you see them in the room. this is a man who conferred with his national security team who
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got the option, and took action as our commander-in-chief here that's what people should know from this. the palace intrigue stories don't matter. this president is such an amazing week. but also he has had a moment on north korea. he had three bilateral meetings just this week that came out of jordan, the president of china, of course, the president of egypt. he also did what he does every week which is he takes the case right to the people and he and the vice president held the wounded warriors soldiers. >> martha: i have you here and i know you have, sort of, in front row seat for all this. and there are so many stories out there talking about this today. "the wall street journal" saying that a shake of his coming in the west wing. "the new york times" saying that they encountered a conversation, they say, between stephen bannon and jerry kushner who they said were not getting along and they said that this is the reason there is no middle ground, you
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are a democrat! what do you say? >> stories like that do not help the president, and some stories distract from the success he's had this week. the fact that we are talking about all the things that he has had this week, the first time in six years, the nation has a new associate justice in the supreme court. but that is such an -- but it is a very important one. speaker mcconnell deserves enormous credit for exercising his power and the nuclear option, the democratic obstruction, but we have a new justice of the supreme court. that is one of the major accomplishments this president will count, not just in his first 80 days, martha, but i believe in the first year in office, it's historic. the palace, i work with all these people. i know them very well and we expect them enormously. donald trump as a businessman and as president of the units he surrounds himself with a diverse group of people who are brilliant, have different expertise, who have very strong opinions. this is a man who was very
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comfortable receiving different insights and different inputs from people. he's never surrounded himself with a bunch of yes-men. that strength and diversity of opinions leads to the president -- >> martha: i understand, i've got to go. but the question is will that strength and diversity of opinion stick around? is bannon there to stay? is reince priebus there to say? >> that's up to double donald trump. i haven't read anything that makes us believe anything other than the real shakeup going on in washington is the way donald trump is coming in as a disruptor. i know people want to write stories about process, personnel, who is up, who was down, who was in, who was out, but you have to go back to who president trump is and how he is always governed as an executive. he appreciates a diversity of opinion. he likes when people disagree or give him differences in viewpoints. he's never had a bunch of yes-men and yes women around him. and we all appreciate that.
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but you see him down there working with the president and the skiffs, dealing with very sensitive national security information. >> martha: we hope you come back s. kellyanne conway joining us this evening. so this morning, tonight from u.n. ambassador nikki haley, earlier today taking on new significance as we learned syrian warplanes may still be flying missions this evening. >> the united states took a very measured staff last night. we are prepared to do more. but we hope that will not be necessary. chairman of the >> martha: -- security committee michael mccall are both here this evening with what action we may see now. plus president trump handling syria very differently than his predecessor. mary harper, -- ben collins breaks down the backlash and how we need trump doctrine may be emerging here.
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into syria. this coming as the pentagon is investigating whether russia played a role in that deadly chemical attack. earlier today in the u.n. counsel general session, your semester nikki haley set her sights on the former soviet union. and she, in no uncertain terms, charge them with complicity in this attack. >> assad did this because he thought he could get away with it. he thought he could get away with it because he knew russia would have his back. that changed last night. russia is supposed to have removed all the chemical weapons from syria. but obviously that has not happened. think about the possible reasons for russia's failure. it could be that russia is knowingly allowing chemical weapons to allow in syria. it could be that russia has been incompetent in their efforts to remove chemical weapons. or it could be the assad regime
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is playing the russians for fools. the united states took a very measured staff last night. we are prepared to do more. but we hope that will not be necessary. spirit you can see the russian federation representative did not like that. we thank you, senator for joining us tonight. your reaction to what nikki haley said, it got a little accountable at the u.n. today. >> i thought she did an excellent job. the points she made her hard for me to elaborate on except to say that the -- they have been complicit. it's also the russians who wants precision weapons striking hospitals in aleppo, a gross violation of international law. to think that the russians would respect our norms of international behavior is just foolishness. >> martha: there is a report today that goes to what you are
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discussing, which is that it is possible, and they are still trying to figure this out, that after the initial chemical attack, they brought the injured and some of the dead to the hospital nearby. and that there may have been a second cleanup effort, so to speak. a plane that came in to bomb the hospital to remove the evidence of that chemical attack. your thoughts on that, senator ? >> well, it wouldn't surprise me for that to have happened. and ambassador haley mentioned the fact they had trumpeted and so had former secretary kerry that all those weapons had to be removed and so you don't worry about this aspect of this tragic conference to my conflict there it was never true to trust me russians and bashar al-assad to do anything is sheer foolishness. >> martha: i'm struck by the fact that you what i spoke when
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i was in washington the other day and you had said you talk to president trump briefly that morning and again throughout the course of this event at some point. once or twice. you two didn't see eye to eye on many things during the course of this campaign and a lot of that went back to his feelings about russia and your feelings about russia. what has changed in your relationship with the president in recent days? >> i think three things have changed the president. one, the enormity of the job. it's one thing to be a candidate, it's another thing to hold the awesome response abilities of commander-in-chief. i think the second is he surrounding him in a team that is stronger than i have ever seen who i know he listens to and he listens to and forming his views and his actions. the third of all, he was deeply moved by those pictures. all of us wear. it makes you cry. but i would also point out that it doesn't matter so much to
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mothers whether their babies were killed by a precision guided weapon or by a barrel bomb or by poison gas. and so i believe this is only the first step, martha, and we can't sit back and relax and say, gee, we did a great job. we've got to win and we've got to arm the free syrian army and we've got to provide for safe zones so that this flood of refugees can have a place to go besides europe. >> martha: very quickly because i'm almost out of time. rex tillerson in russia next week. do you think that meeting will happen next week or what do you think? >> say to the russians that the game is over and we will hold you accountable for your behavior. we are going to give weapons to the ukrainians, lethal weapons to defend themselves. we are going to arm the free syrian army, and your days of adventurous behavior and illegal behavior, we may not be able to
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stop that. but you are going to pay a price for it and a price that will make it not worth your while. >> martha: a big turnaround from the concerns that this administration was going to be too soft on russia within a huge transformation in the past couple of days but senator mccain, always good to talk to you, sir. thank you so much. >> thank you, martha. >> martha: chairman mccall, good to have you here tonight. a lot of people talking about congress' role. do you think the president should let congress know in advance of the strike and what do you expect going forward? >> well, he did let team members know about this in advance. and under the war powers act, he has 48 hours to report to congress for the justification of the air strike, which i believe it was a right thing to do. he became the commander-in-chief yesterday. there will be discussions with
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congress over the future of syria and how we are going to do with that and the authorized use of military force will certainly come up, but he was certainly within his constitutional powers in terms of what he did, and he did more in less than 100 days then president obama did in eight years to save lives in syria. i think we have a real opportunity now to fix this civil war conflict that has created ices and created this enormous refugee problem that we had both in europe and the united states. if i could say finally, martha, this is a homeland security threat as well. the more we can secure these chemical weapons, the less likely it is that the terrorists and isis and al qaeda will get their hands on this and bring them into europe and into the united states. >> martha: i know you released a report about the domestic threat at home. shed some light on that for us.
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>> isi as has every intention to give weapons of mass destruction against americans. that is the number intention, number one goal, or bringing a chemical weapon or radiological through they like to do that as well. here you have this toxic civil war with all of these chemical weapons, sarin gas -- seven nerve agent is a horrible, lethal agent. i do question what the russians were doing. they said it was gone but it actually in fact wasn't. if that got into the wrong hands, that would be a serious threat to the american people in the homeland. >> martha: chairman michael mccall, thank you so much. good to see you as always. >> thanks, martha. >> martha: coming up here in the aftermath on the strike on syria, the media taking a very different tone today on president trump's leadership. we are going to show you how the pundits scored this decisive move. plus, does the strike signal and emergence of a trump doctrine.
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in syria from where the chemical attack was launched. >> martha: president trump last night announcing the action that he took after what we now know is roughly 48 hours of requesting options from his military advisors. while that accelerated turnaround is controversial in some circles, it resents a 180, really, the way the situation was handled by president obama who went about the process in a very different way. in nearly four years ago now, he did the reverse, announcing the tactical intentions first and then ultimately not taking that action. watch. >> after careful deliberation, i have decided the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. but i'm confident we can hold the assad regime accountable for
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their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior, and to grade their capacity to carry it out. >> martha: joining me now, maria harp, former spokesperson under president obama and a fox news contributor. and ben collins is a former special forces officer in the united states army. welcome to all of you. maria, i guess i need to go to you this first. you know, there is a lot of comparisons, obviously, being made with what president obama did. he laid it out and decided not to do it. i heard you speaking earlier this morning and you said something to the effect of, you know, there were times when many of us thought that would've been the right thing to do. so, um, were you disappointed with the president that he didn't take the action that you thought he should have? >> well, martha, i was most
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disappointed back in 2013 in the united states congress. because i was there with john kerry when he went up to testify. we asked congress for permission to take those strikes. and congress said no. hundreds of members of congress wrote us a letter saying come to us, we deserve a role in in a y of whether we take strikes. i haven't heard any of those members in congress over the past 24 hours say the same thing. >> martha: the congress has 48 hours to go to congress for permission. there is a situation where you can act for us and as for permission later. president obama decided to not do that. that was his choice. >> because we think and we believe in a democracy that it's important that congress has a role and a say in when and how we go to war. and that was very important to us. i was very disappointed that united states congress said no at the time. so what we did instead was negotiate the agreement that you talked about a lot where we got 1300 tons of chemical weapons out, not all, as we've seen in
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the past week, or in the past days, but those 1300 tons were a good thing to get out. but to go back to your original question, martha, sure. i think there are a lot of people in the obama administration thought there would be more opportunities to be more engaged militarily. absolutely. >> martha: we've seen a number of tweets that have come out from former obama administration people, anne-marie slaughter, the director of policy planning saying that donald trump has done the right thing on syria, finally, exclamation point. let me go to ben collins as he was into this. ben, what's your action? >> honestly, martha? i think it's insulting. what obama gave away was your credibility when he went out there and said that and we didn't follow it up with anything. but to actually claim, to put this on congress and to say that we believe in a democracy that
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we should go to congress for if we are going to conduct war. the reality is we have been operating off that same authorization of use of military force for eco- eight years. we had soldiers in iraq and afghanistan. we had soldiers on the ground and we made strikes and, yes, in somalia, iraq, syria, afghanistan, pakistan, libya. where we at war with them quick smack no. to suddenly say we believe in a democracy and obama wanted congress to weigh in on this? no, you literally had ten years, you could've waited on what our guys were doing. >> martha: you will have some very definitive thoughts on what needs to happen now. >> marcel, if i can go back just a second. look, marie, you are missing and the point and the an important point there. gorsuch duped president obama -- we bought into that, we held
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off on the strike. and we are now seeing years later, we've seen the rise of isis, mass atrocities, the re-insertion of russia that has emboldened hezbollah and iran, the mass migration of refugees that has completely destabilized europe. it's going to be a stain on his legacy. >> martha: respond. >> if you prefer those 1300 tons of chemical weapons be in the hands of isis today, i'm happy for you to make that argument. was it a perfect solution? they would've been in the hands of the assad regime today. let me finish. was it a perfect solution? no. was it the best option we felt we had at the time? yes! look, i said last night on television that president trump made the right decision. the bigger question for all of us should be one strike does not make a strategy and what is the strategy for solving the syrian crisis going forward?
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what is the strategy that rex tillerson will take to moscow next week? none of us have heard that. that is the key question in this moment. yes, we can all apply the strikes. but without a strategy, there is no endgame here. >> martha: that's a good question. it's one that needs to be asked. thank you very much all of you. good to see you tonight. thank you. so coming up, a media that has long been skeptical of president trump's leadership qualities is now in some circles starting to rally a bit behind the president in the wake of the strikes in syria. reaction and analysis from that coming up next. plus today, earlier, another european city, another suspected vehicle terrorist attack as a truck plowed through innocent people in stockholm, sweden, killing at least four of them. the details, what it means for the security of the united states i ahead with
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>> martha: the actions president trump took against the assad regime got some praise in the last 24 hours. a bit of a change in tone, at least for the moment, in the media. >> it's now fallen to donald trump to enforce the redlined that was first enunciated by president obama that he did not follow through on. taking that action, donald trump has restored the credibility of american power. >> after this chemical weapons attack by assad, he has acted in a timely, decisive, and a reasonable manner. >> date 78 of the trump presidency. what changed last night? >> i think donald trump became president of the united states. >> martha: chris stirewalt, fox news politics editor, "washington examiner" columnist,
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and let me start with you on this one. are you surprised? >> i am surprised because after 11 weeks of negativity, it really has been strikingly positive coverage of the president's decision. here is why. there is a rally around the president effect when the commander-in-chief take military action, especially surprised military action. finally, the was striking back at saddam -- excuse me, assad after his civilian atrocities. well, other civilian atrocities, after president obama failed to do so. you could accuse this president of changing his position, he urged obama not to take action against syria in 2013, the flip-flop thing has been on the back burner because there has been so much praise to his decision. >> martha: what do you think? >> yes, all that is true. reporters like stuff to cover. wars are interesting. and eventful. there is an effect like this when they say when will they fire the head coach?
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you've got to fire the coach, they've got to fire the coach. as soon as they fire the coach, they will say, "this new guy is terrible." so donald trump has to be careful because the same war drums that for this intervention will turn on him if things in advance and if they go sour. so it all depends on what he does next. >> martha: there you go with the fast-forward button. you are probably right. what do you think? >> there has been a little bit of permission given to those who have been very critical of donald trump since he was first inaugurated to say this is something good that he has done. you had hillary clinton out there saying nice things about this, you had john kerry come out and say he thinks this is a good move. it's as if there is permission being given from the other side of the political aisle to bless this in a way that i think folks felt uncomfortable criticizing somebody on their own team when barack obama was president criticizing him for the lack of action. i think that has been part of the shift he is you don't have
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folks on the democratic side feeling they have permission to say something good about this action. >> martha: there is also an evolution, obviously, happening in the white house in terms of who was at the table and i was reminded when i saw the picture that we showed before of the situation room. i want to get your thoughts on this. on the right-hand side, you have this very organized, very white house looking situation on a very serious night. on the left-hand side of your screen is how he started with this, with the water mar-a-lago meeting when they got news that he fired off missiles. there is all stuff about security flying around. i found it interesting that steve bennett and mike flynn are the people who are in the center of this picture. and the table seems to have turned a little bit. how does this tell us about the white house, what they have learned about -- the learning
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curve so far in all of this? >> the white house with many conflicting, competing, and feuding power centers. in this instance, the resident listen to his military men, primarily, which is why the commander-in-chief do. a lot of this is playing out in leaks to the press. but picking up about the head coach, it's a long season. the president right now is basking in some well-deserved praise for his decisive action, the journalist who went to the iraq war who thought it would be a cakewalk, many organizations thought they did not ask critical questions, will soon be asking does he have a long-term strategy, is there a risk for american troops, and that will be a more collocated story to cover. >> martha: the narrative has changed so dramatically. you've got people like teresa -- you have president trump having both conversations with john mccain about all of this. and you have people very supportive of him, the america
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first crowd, you know, going "what, what's going on"? this is a complete 180 that they are seeing. >> we watched four weeks as a loyal dragoon of trump supporters that these guys are out there, they say, "so what if he is friendly with russia, what do you care about that? he is no putin puppet," and the other side saying "gorsuch, putin, putin, putin." when you hang out munitions that were provided by vladimir putin, it's hard to call somebody a putin puppet. it's the only thing these air strikes did for donald trump politically is to undercut that very strong and repeated argument about him as a vassal of vladimir putin. this will do that like nothing else. >> martha: it certainly pokes a hole in the notion that he wanted to run with gorsuch. >> this has turned this all around. if you saw a in the polls and
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what times of voters thought russian was more of a friend or more of a fall after donald trump was elected with republican starting to say that they thought that russia was more of a friend. the question i think is our people led by their leaders or do leaders follow where their voters are? so you've got this big question, donald trump has really changed where he has stood on this question of intervention overseas very quickly. will his voters follow? you have a lot of information -- are not interested in things like boots on the ground, very concerned with what is the actual endgame. so if the polls wind up supporting or not supporting this action, does donald trump stay the course and how does that factor and is a big open question. >> martha: thank you so much, you guys. good to see you all. coming up next, and deadly vehicle attack in sweden is responsible for at least four deaths and many more injuries. officials describing the events as terrorism.
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>> martha: and other european city, another suspected terror attacks. this time, it was sweden after a hijacked truck plowed through a crowd and into a department store. it took the lives of four peopl
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people, injured more than a dozen at least at this point is what we know. some of them very seriously. this tactic of vehicles as weapons is something we have seen too often as late in the attacks in nice, berlin, and in stockholm, sweden, . good to see you tonight. >> thank you for having me. >> martha: we woke up this morning, or mid morning it was, to this incredible scene. we watch this plow through all of these people. what's going on here? >> look. it was was a tried-and-true me, they found. look, martha. i saw the victors of the aftermath which you are not showing her this was as bad as a bomb. we are talking about real carnage. i have seen president trump get some criticism for, you know, okay, we want to stop the bombing but we aren't willing to receive the refugees. it's not that simple. i think there are some things that we should do to actually create safe havens for the
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purposes of humanitarian issues. but we do know, martha, that isis has said and they are executing this mission in europe where they are using immigration, migration is a form of organized technology. people are westernized and you can get a truck, you can get a knife, and you are yourself a weapon. this is where we have to take this as a very serious threat. new york city has been very careful about this. d.c. has been very careful about this. the way you get ahead of this is by creating conditions for deep vetting and try to destroy the methodology behind this, the extreme religion, which allows small clusters of these folks to get together and they haven't identified him, but i'm sure we are going to find that this guy is a member of the radical islamic community. >> martha: that's interesting. some of them have been people who grew up in that neighborhood or in that area. >> precisely. >> martha: and people have been people who came in from the outside. in any event, they have been radicalized for short.
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it's interesting you use the words "extreme vetting," because both runs added by the trump administration ended up on the rocks. do you think that is something that we will see pursued or would you like to see that changed? do you think the way it's presented, it's effective and can it be used in this country to make us any safer? >> two things. first, i think we have to increase our ability to detect this sort of thing, but they are here. i think we need to look at using nato, another issue that's going to be controversial, and a counterterrorism role. we are part of nato, all the european countries are part of nato. this needs to include vetting for john kelly has addressed this issue regarding how we should do this here, martha, ank the answer is we have to find a path to do that and do it effectively. we do not want to see this on the streets. we just don't. >> martha: thank you so much. good to see you. when we return, capping off a big week for the president.
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mighty or meek, get equal protection from the law." a good country, right? we will be watching him monday. have a good weekend, everybody. bill o'reilly of next life. see you monday bill o'reilly up next life. see you monday. >> bill: "the o'reilly factor is on tonight. >> we can confirm now that the u.s. has lost tomahawk missiles at syria. >> the action by president trump has caused worldwide reaction. did the usa did the right thing by attacking the brutal dictator assad? we will have multiple tonight. >> it doesn't make sense for assad to make these decisions. >> bill: there is some on the friends you will not support american military action the matter what. we will take a look at that situation. >> the nomination of neil m. neil m. gorsuch to be an associate justice of the supreme court of the


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