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"hannity." have a great easter. sean will be back on monday. thank you for being with us. good night. ♪ al series, we'll see you monday. >> i won't tell them where and i want to tell them how i won't tell them how. we must, as a nation, be more unpredictable. >> martha: the president said many times that he will not telegraph his move when it comes to military action. he has now proven that two weeks in a row. so now on the brink, potentially, of more action, the next surprise may come from north korea. >> north korea is a problem. the problem will be taken care of. ♪
among other things, the president set a tweet that upped the ante a bit. "i have confidence that china will properly deal with north korea." if they are unable to do so, the u.s. will." north korea says that tweets like that puts the always volatile peninsula in a vicious cycle right now. where is is heading and how quickly? we report from pyongyang, north korea. >> on the eve of may be the most dangerous date of the year here, the north korean leader kim jong boone, his -- telling associated press today what we have been hearing from north korean officials here for the past couple of days. that this government in north korea is ready to confront the united states in what it has
dubbed "reckless military maneuver" with a preemptive strike using a powerful nuclear deterrent. the people of pyongyang get ready to mark the anniversary of the birthdate of the founder of this country, kim il-sung. there is reports that north korea could stage another detonation of a nuclear device. officials saying that will be done by the government at a time and place of their choosing. we've also heard from that official talk about president trump. and his words, that administration has caused vicious and aggressive provocations. and it is in fact president trump that is causing all the problems. listen to a few provocative words we got today from one north korean kernel >> even though the u.s. tried to invade a country to attack, we have such a mighty strength and if they do we will smash the
head and blow them up. >> president trump at one point said he would share a hamburger with kim jong-un to try to work this situation. in fact, the official saying today that that was just lip service and that is not going to happen. fighting words. marco? >> martha: here now is tony shaver, former cia trained operative and senior fellow at the london center for policy research. and also mark jacobson, former senior advisor to general -- the important thing is to address if they were to launch a missile over the weekend in commemoration of the birth of their founder, what would that potentially look like and what kind of sophisticated technology of potentially nuclear intercontinental missile are we talking about here, 20? >> well, martha, we have very effective counter missile capabilities in the theater. the ages
aegis cruisers are very effective in capturing a missile boost phase. the initial takeoff is a very good time to do it. the problem is this. we do know for a fact they do have the ability to reach japan and our allies the south koreans. there is a very good possibility based on what i've been told that they can reach the middle of united states with a ballistic missile. is the technology is sufficient to mount a nuclear warhead to the nose cones of those missiles. this is no small issue. but it's very clear one of the reasons we have such a high posture at this point is what mr. trump has said is the policy. we will not stand by like the previous administrations and allow for the north koreans to behave badly. and i think it's being made very clear by the syria action, the dropping of the moab yesterday in afghanistan, that military forces on the table. >> martha: we have been
shifting into the region, marked, and you combine that with the increased dialogue between xi of china and president president trump where we have not seen them get in the past. that has to have north korea sitting up and paying attention. the question is how do they respond? >> this is why i'm surprised, actually. president trump made some inroads with the chinese. i'd rather see him capitalize on that and to what the last couple of ministrations haven't been able to do, and that is for the chinese to leverage for the north koreans a little bit. i'm concerned about the bellicose language -- i'm never concerned about the north korean bellicose language in terms of what they are saying. i mean, they are a dangerous country, but they like to bluster. what i am concerned about is taking this sort of preemptive action in the wake of a nuclear test which is less concern to me than a potential missile loss or an actual missile lunch missile launch.
>> martha: there was discussion we would take preemptive action. that has been shut down by everybody we have spoken to. tony, i don't think anyone believes that's on the table right now. is it? >> no, it's not fair let me be clear on this, though. we have planned for that contingency. resident trump has been very good looking back at options what has been presented to leaders. i've been working on this issue since 1992. one of my dear friends, jim woolsey and i, have worked on a number of concepts as the former director of the -- preemptive action a number of things, but i don't believe on the table. with that said, i think president trump wants it to be known that the concept of potential military actions, especially when you are guarding nuclear weapons, is something that is on the table. >> martha: you hear this language and you see the shift in this dynamic, mark. it does in some ways remind you of president reagan saying "tear down this wall," this ability to confront people who have not
been confronted years and years and years, to shake up the status quo, relationships with our enemies in a way that is unnerving but also in some ways opens the door, does it not? >> it can. i don't like the reagan analogies because reagan not only did a great job in terms of showing the u.s. had and would use military action if necessary. but he was also very adept at using covert intelligence action. and i know there is a big problem there when we talk about iran-contra. but he was also highly effective at using soft power in a way that we often don't think about reagan using. >> martha: but isn't it soft power sitting at the dinner table with the chinese president and coming away with a different perspective? >> no, that's diplomacy. i'm talking about using agencies like the u.s. state department noting the civil programs that undermine the strength of our enemies. north korea is a little bit different. but what i'm talking about is a call branch
of post of strategy. what i'm seeing our individual data points. i'm not talking trump as the reagan of his era. >> i think soft power is very much used with president xi. they talk about using economic leverage, that's why you're seeing president trump moderate his commentary regarding the chinese. i think he's on that path. the question becomes, you know, will you be successful as reagan using all power to be effective. that is tbd. i think he's on the right path. >> martha: an open question. mark, tony. good to see you. nearly a year ago, president trump promised america first. >> i will not hesitate to deploy military force when there is no alternative. but if america fights, it must only fight to win. >> martha: that was in 2016. as we know, world events can lay
to the best laid plans of u.s. leaders. this week, president trump learned that as he was confronted with a number of global crises and situations. molly hemingway and julie roginsky on the political elements of all of this for the trump administration. that's coming up. plus, it has been more than 30 years since washington changed our tax code. but president trump says he's ready to take it on. what stands in his way of something that most americans would like to see in one form or another? straight ahead on "the first 100 days" ." >> we don't have a policy yet. we don't expect to have a policy yet in the first couple of weeks in terms of specifics we can show to people. but we are taking a very deep dive in all aspects of our tax code. go big or g ♪ (music plays throughout) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
>> we are going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon american interest and the shared interest of our allies. our friends and enemies must know that if i draw a line in the sand, i will enforce that line in the sand. believe me. >> martha: believe me, said then candidate trump. that is a very specific foreign policy -- that was the first
time he sums up his thinking on a number of those issues, we keep going back to reflect on it. in recent days as the u.s. strike in syria and the bombing of isis with the moab and afghanistan, we have seen some very radical changes. as president trump is apparently shifting away from a more isolationist platform. but he did speak there about the fact he would not be afraid to strike if need be. so here we can go through some of those changes with trace gallagher in our west coast newsroom. >> experts say it's -- remember, the obama administration tried to do it with a button. trump did it with 59 tomahawk missiles. the common theme in the trump reset is he's not afraid to change his mind. take nato for example. candidate trump called obsolete, a relic from the subject area. now trump says the north atlantic treaty organization says it is not obsolete. he believes it can be a major
aspect in the fight against terrorism. critics point out that while trump has reversed himself, nato has changed very little. then there is china. speedy repeatedly about that on the one visit administration, he would designate china as a currency and if the leader, meaning that china cheapens its currency to make their experts more affordable and attractive to gain u.s. market share. watch. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country. that's what they are doing. >> the president says china has not been depleting its currency for months. trump went on to say he doesn't want to take any steps that would jeopardize talks with beijing, on confronting the north korea threat. the presidents of austria's stance on russia has gone the opposite direction. as a candidate, he said he got along with the russians and he can make deals with them. now he says, "it would be wonderful if nato and our country can get along with russia. right now, we aren't getting along with russia at all."
he went on to say, "eventually, everyone will come to their senses." finally there is syria. in september 2013, donald trump tweeted this advice to president obama. "again, to our foolish leader, do not attack syria. if you do, many bad things will happen, and the waistcoats nothing." and now? watch. >> tonight i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria from where the chemical attack was launched. >> bottom line, the president's position and policies, not a likely set in stone. martha? >> martha: trays, thank you molly hemingway, senior editor at the federalists. and fox news contributor, all going to have to review with us to evaluate the week. it is fascinating when you look back at the statements and in
many ways, you can play this game with every president. the game changes once you get in the white house. but what do you make of the action that president trump is taking versus the words, in many cases, that president obama laid down. >> look. you are 100% right. which is when a politician does this, it is moving in your direction, you say he's growing in office or maturing. if he's moving away from your direction, you say he's a flip-flop or who cannot be trusted. this is the reality of political life. because they all do it! because politicians will stay a lot of stuff to get elected. and we will them for that but we will praise them for this. when you get in office, you get new streams of information, new inflows where you will say, okay, we can't invade syria and win the war. nobody wins the war in syria. nobody wins afghanistan for there is nothing to win that heartbreak. if the united states plays a different role in the world than trump realize when he's running for office. he's comported himself in a
different way. as long as things continue to go well, he will not only get a pass for it but it will help them. >> martha: let's take a look at the most recent gallup numbers which show basically there is a decrease in the spread. his approval numbers are inching up a little bit and the disapproval number coming down a little bit but he's not negative 15, as you can see in that spread. molly, it raises the question. over all, do the american people like this version of donald trump? >> i disagree that this is a major change from its rhetoric during the campaign. there is actually a national interest case to be made, and they are very much focused on the national interest, that the strike in syria needed to happen. he did say throughout the campaign he would bomb the heck out of isis, which is what it happened in afghanistan. he said china was a big threat more than russia. playing hard with russia doesn't necessarily mean he wants to work with them in the future, just letting them know that the eight years of obama letting them walk over us is not going to continue and that's not the posture that he will be
negotiating. with china, he's always focus with china being a threat. it's a very significant turnaround on carbon simulation, but what you were seeing there is working out whether it would be a policy of containment or cooperation with china, but they focus on how important china is, far more important than how many people in the media seem to realize and they are a key player to figure out how we are going to work with. >> martha: there is a whack-a-mole game out a and president trump throughout not many wax to deal with it. there is another one that -- a couple kiddie game it's in afghanistan. we saw the action took with the moab to blow out the tunnel isis has been using. russia and china are involved in supporting the taliban there. it's more than just going after isis in this area. >> we know there is a dialogue,
we know there is a relationship between russia and iran. russia is selling advanced weapon system to iran. we know there is advanced munication between them. >> it seemed unlikely they would both be engaging in efforts to bolster or prop up the tele- band, you know, completely. >> they are communicating about the efforts, we believe, and the effect of their efforts would undermine the afghan government. >> martha: we have seen them in afghanistan along with russia, julie, to spread their influence as much as they possibly can in the middle east. where does this go? >> we are seeing this happen since the crimean war, prior generations to that. i would ask this arbitration what i've asked the previous two administrations, which is what does entailing in afghanistan a win for you could mean?
with the winning meaning north korea? you can drop all the bombs if you want to drop, but the reality on the ground may or may not change. so what are you trying to accentuate quick technical administration, including this one so far, has not levied with people what he win is for them. we just dropped the biggest bomb since nagasaki in afghanistan and we killed close to 40 people. what does that get us? from what i can tell, and admiral said a long time ago that the one thing the taliban that was that will wait and they will stay. since we have invaded afghanistan, no one has done anything to change that perception. we will eventually leave and they will still be there. and nobody can explain to the american people thus far what or how that meaning can change but a comedy bombs dropped. >> martha: it was clearly a hit to curb that expansionist
view and also to impede islamic terrorism. chris, quick thought on that, and welcome back to you. but i want to finish it up here. >> we will see what this is all a part of. trumpism, will find out what these actions are in service of, or we want. this is an amazing transition to watching history. it's great to be here. >> martha: can donald trump be the first president since ronald reagan to overhaul the tax code turning the attention back here at home? and what happens they could stand on the way of that? we will break down the latest of what the president has called one of its most important policy moves that is calling coming soon. plus how are these trump allies taking these power struggles? what's going on beyond the surface here! what does it mean if stephen bannon has less influence and jared kushner has more? philosophically for the direction of trump whitehouse, direction of trump whitehouse, fox news sundays chris wal
chief bending toward his son-in-law and jared kushner and the director of the national economic council garrett kony. let's look at the headlines from the past 24 hours that tells us a bit of the stories. donald rodham clinton, the trump presidency is taking on a clintonian flavor. and from "the wall street journal," the kushner-cohn acendency. to unravel this, go to see you as always. these are the headlines that they are working up to this morning. what do you make of it >> this is washington's favorite parlor game. who is off, who's done. who's in, who was out i think this particular and interesting delight in this one, because stephen bannon was the ascendant figure for the first month, month and a half of this presidency.
and bannon was the one talking about the media as the enemy and we are going to drain the swamp. the swamp likes to fight back. i think they are taking the picketers delight in stephen bannon's fall from grace. a couple of aspects. when he appeared in february on the cover of "time" magazine as the master strategist, you knew that wasn't going to sit well with this president who actually counts the number of times he's been on the cover of "time" magazine. >> martha: he likes to be the cover person. >> right. he doesn't like the idea of being upstaged by one of his advisors. in the addition, trump likes to win. he likes to close the deal. and when bannon presided the executive order over the travel ban animatedly got blocked in courts and even the second one, that kyle blocked in the courts, i don't think trump like that. he followed bannon's advice on repeal and replace, the idea that they were going to get the
house freedom caucus to obey like an obedient dog, that didn't work. at this point, this looks like jared kushner and gary cohn. >> martha: also according to reports, he was against the missile strike in syria. he is much more isolationist in tone, that seems to have gotten a lot of positive feedback for that, that reinforces this notion that the advice of stephen bannon given him hasn't worked that well, at least in the early going. it's interesting, chris, steve bannon was the antiestablishment voice here. and that is a very powerful bit of sustenance to the trump campaign. and it's got a huge respond, really, across this country. you have to ask yourself, if it loses that, if they lose the adherence to believing that washington needed to be shaken up, i think of so many voters we talked on the campaign trail,
who said, "i want someone who will go in there and shake things up." he represents that part of the trump presidency, chris. >> i would make two points in regards to that, martha. donald trump didn't discover populism or antiestablishment feeling when steve bentley came along. as trump said a couple of weeks ago, steve bannon worked for me a couple weeks, and i my own she strategist , he was harping on a lot of these themes on trade and fighting for american jobs. a lot of the real underpinnings of the trump campaign was established long before steve bannon came there. it doesn't mean that trump is going to go complete establishment. on the other hand, bannon failed. the travel ban failed. health care repeal and replace failed. and trump wants to win. that's not an unusual thing.
i think in the end the key you to a lot of the trump base is the economy. and whether or not he is able to protect jobs, whether he's able to get the economy going, he sees jared kushner and gary cohn can get him tax reform and deregulation and a lot of those things, then he will stay with him. if they don't do it, they have to go to somebody else. although that will get a little sticky given the fact that jared kushner is a son-in-law. >> martha: it sure will. the forgotten man, the forgotten woman we heard so much will not want to be forgotten again. if anybody can fix it, make them feel the economy is getting better, if it is -- chris, you have a good lineup. i know you have representative max thornberry coming up this weekend, right? >> we do. the chairman of armed services, the world will want to see what with north korea this weekend.
the 105th anniversary of the founder, that's the time when north korea has a tendency to test the missile or do a nuclear test. president trump warning them not to do that. we will have a lab report from north korea. and we also will see the chairman of the armed services committee reacting to whatever he does or does not happen. >> martha: chris, thank you. we look forward to that this weekend. >> thank you. >> martha: a potentially historic weeks, won "the wall street journal" peggy noonan says will look back on as the moment actually won quite a lot changed in the trump white house. that plus the grade for week 12 through what we've been. plus out on the trail, then candid and trump made big promises about over calling the tax code, from corporations all the way down to individuals. can he close that deal, which is becoming tricky? why the president needs to get that done before the beginning
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>> we are going to lower taxes on american businesses from 35% to 15%. we are going to massively cut taxes for the middle class. >> martha: that was then candidate donald trump with a big win for the middle class but you can hear the crowd cheering when he said that. it's been 31 years since the tax code was last overhauled. the president is pushing hard to deliver on that win. reports are suggesting there is a bit of butting of heads. pauline has his own thoughts on how they should be handled. earlier this week, -- how long this will be. watch. >> the bottom line is that tax discussions have been going on since we got here in january. i've been participating in it that is being led by steven mnuchin, the secretary of
treasury to talk about all sorts of different ideas. we want to take the tax code to a blank piece of paper and rebuild it from the ground up in the palm of her fashion to help people get back to work. >> martha: republican strategist and juan williams, cohost of "the five." juan, anyone who is filled out tax returns would love they are blank piece of paper that they are starting with. is that possible? >> yeah, martha. if you and i put it together, we can do it. >> martha: put a big zero on it, send it back. sounds good to me. >> the difficulty with this is that everybody has a favorite item in terms of deductions, interests, exemptions. and so everybody really has a hand in trying to figure out how to reform taxes. the minute that you skin one person's cat, that person is going to scream. president trump has a ready seen
this. the board of adjustment tax, he says he's not so sure. that's a favorite of paul ryan. i don't know how you are just that since he has to work with ryan to get tax reform done. >> martha: paul ryan has been working and thinking about tax reform for many years, alex, as you know. this is his chance now to put that forum into action. do you think they are going to be able to see eye to eye to this, and more importantly, what can the american people expect? >> i think president trump is handling this exactly how you should. you bring everyone together and iron out the best policy possible that can pass congress. at the end of the day, you need a majority in the house and a majority in the senate to pass make this. you need to make sure whatever you propose has the potential to win majority support. that brings to juan's point, a lot of people will oppose it. you have to make sure there's a lot of people supporting what you will do as well for that was a mistake they didn't do on health care where they rolled it out and nobody supported it. this time around, they are going
to make sure they have people supporting it. >> martha: yet, it was pretty ugly and kind of embarrassing on all sides in the end. gary cohn says they can do this in a revenue neutral way to cut corporate taxes without taking it from anywhere else. how is that going to happen, one? >> i don't know. so part of this equation, martha, goes back to health care. the idea is that if you had a lower-cost health care plan for the american people, that saved revenue could be factored into the tax code. but without the health care reform, exactly then how do you go at it? we've heard this week president trump say, oh, no, he still intends to do health care first. well, wait a second. everybody is thinking that we have moved onto tax reform. when i say everyone, i mean people on capitol hill. they aren't looking backwards, but the president still thinks he needs the health care reform money in order to justify and explain why he's doing tax cuts. that makes it very difficult for the moment, even in terms of
ordering the process. >> martha: just about half a minute, but i want to get your thoughts, alex, about the georgia race. tell people what they need to watch there. >> the democrats are very motivated, they are doing everything they can to stop trump "in congress" and all of these special elections. >> martha: this is the old newt gingrich seat, the tom price seat that he gave up. >> republicans are discouraged because we have not yet repealed and replaced obamacare. we have not yet introduced a tax plan. we will have 100 days in the presidency with no legislative accompaniments. republican voters are understandably a little bit depressed in this moment if they don't vote, it will have a big ramification. if we lose this race, it's a huge warning sign for what's heading our way in 2018. >> martha: quick, juan? >> we saw what happened in kansas last week when you have the republican win by a much smaller margin than his
predecessor mike pompeo. the smallest margin we've seen for any republican. to alex's point, t t out is clear, but enthusiasm. there is a lack of enthusiasm on the republican side. >> martha: thanks, you guys. coming up next, report card time. we will take a look at the week that was with molly hemingway and austin goolsby weighing in. for the president, they are a little bit higher in some quarters here than they were a couple weeks ago. we will
>> martha: the global conflict can sometimes disrupt the best laid plans of american presidents. and week 12 of the trump administration was clearly no exception. north korea, china, syria, russia, and afghanistan all providing unique challenges and taking unique actions here. to give you an idea of how quickly things can change, let's take a look back at this week and see what happens. >> this morning in the rose garden, the president was honored to host the swearing in of associate justice neil gore such >> the american people, i'm humbled by the trust placed in me today. >> for those who continue to seek improper and illegal entry into this country, be
forewarned. this is a new era. this is the trump era. >> you have somebody as despicable as hitler who didn't even sink to the the -- to usig chemical weapons. i made a mistake. there is no other way to say it. >> i think aligning yourself with assad is a mistake because i think he's a butcher. it's very bad for russia. >> we had a productive discussion about what more nato can do in the fight against terrorism. i said it was obsolete. no longer obsolete. >> time to call that we can look for what it really is. >> the united states military used the g4u weapon in afghanistan. >> i authorized our military. we have the best military in the world and have done the job as usual. >> i think the president's right
to try to get china to be the linchpin there move it forward. >> president xi is a terrific person. i think he's going to try very hard. thank you. thank you. >> martha: that was his one week. peggy noonan writes this. "if the trump white house is changing dramatically, we will look back at this week when the moment that change became apparent." kristallnacht, molly hemingway, austin goolsby welcome back, everybody, molly, let me start with you. that week, that something else. >> quite a week. no way to put it but a clear age, beginning with the gorsuch nomination, man with much influence on the court to become. realigning our self geopolitically, all over the world. even things mentioned, president trump made it so the state can choose to low longer fond of planned parenthood, which is the largest abortion corporation in the country.
all of these things affect is different part of the base and his as a whole. >> it's pretty clear we are living in a whole new white house. austin goolsby doesn't think that's a new thing. right, austin? >> well, why would you think he's going to stay on these positions when he at least on five major issues completely stabbed his own previous positions and his own supporters in the back. why do you think he's going to stay on the positions now? we are knocking on the door with two different continents. we've seen goldman sachs take over control of the trump administration. they are phasing out the stephen bannon, he is referred to as a guy who works for me by the president. and a series of policies from health care to tax reform to many others as well as, now
donald trump declared the media as being full of very honorable people. i don't even know what to think. this is like -- i'm going to give them a f+, and i'm giving him the plus only because if they are getting steve banding out of there, that's where the a+. >> martha: everyone feels better when they get a f+. what do you think? >> his -- the gorsuch confirmation, the icing on the cake, is a great success and all of those things for the new posture on world power, the elevation like james mattis, widely others expecting to cross party lines or their know-how for steady hands. but then on the domestic side,
all of the trauma at the white house. who is in, who is out, i don't like steve, maybe steve is a friend of mine. now reince is up, will they feed sean spicer on the next episode of "the apprentice," it's too much. it takes too much away from governments. and at some point, he's going to have to pick a team, he's going to have to stand by them even when they screw up. >> martha: how is that going to happen? >> i actually think people don't take into account how much tension there has been in so many previous administrations. reagan had kat weinberger and george schultz fighting over -- the previous george bush of administration did not know how to handle the soviet union efforts bill clinton's administration struggled on what to do with the balkans for the obama administration was at war with itself so prominently thats fighting with his own cabinet, and you notice that this week, a lot of former obama officials work raising donald trump
because of that tension. when you build a coalition, you have people people from different strings advocating for different things. steve banding, jared kushner represents different parts of the coalition. i think managing that tension so long the president himself understands which direction he wants to go in, it's not that big of a deal and people should not be as obsessed with it as they are. >> martha: do you want to respond to that? >> you know, in general, i think that's true as a guide to administrations. there is always a lot of tension. but this one is leaking up to the president. he's changing his positions on a weekly basis. i mean, he went the whole campaign saying on day one i'm going to name china currency manipulator. he met with china and he announced china is not a currency manipulate her, she's not going to do that. that's more than just tension of the staff, that's outright changing of your positions. >> let me ask you a question --
>> i think that's going to come back to him. >> martha: that's one element fascinating to look at. he sat down with the president of china, they talked about north korea, it seems apparent that it's part of a dealmaking exercise. you know, if you help us with north korea, if you toughen up on north korea, i'm going to back off on the accusation that you are a current simulated because there is stuff we can work on here in the future. i mean, isn't that a higher level of sophistication at looking at the issue or not? >> i hope you are right. but what we have observed so far with donald trump is this issue with china was not the only one. the export import bank, which he went through the campaign saying he thought was terrible, he talked to the coo of boeing who told him it was a good idea, he changed his position. what i fear is going to happen is two weeks from now, he's going to talk to someone else and he's going to change his position again. that uncertainty is really, deeply undermining both national security and the economy. it's a bad idea.
>> martha: it was a week of messages sent with strong words that were backed up by military action. going after north korea and isis in an attempt to course change deeply rooted aggressive behavior on the world stage. so nobody knows where this goes from here. but it's interesting to look back at one bold move that did end up bringing about big change 30 years ago. >> general secretary gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the soviet union and eastern europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate and mr. gorbachev, open this gate.
mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> martha: and down it came, eventually. with that, have a good weekend, okokokokokokokokokokokokokokoko. >> tucker: this is a fox news alert about the north korean regime appears to be moving towards a nuclear test on saturday. that would be defying explicit warnings from the trump administration. welcome to "tucker carlson tonight." saturday is the birthday of kim ill song. he is the founder of north kore north korea. it is already saturday morning on this korean peninsula. it could come at any time. they warned it would annihilate american troops in south korea within minutes if it is attacke attacked.