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general, jeff sessions, talks about gangs. "america's news headquarters" starts right now. eric: we begin with a milestone today for president trump. you know, it's been 100 days since he took up residence in the white house, and the president is scheduled to travel at this hour to harrisburg, pennsylvania, where he will tour a factory and sign an executive order calling for a review of america's trade agreements. molly: he will cap off the day with that campaign-style rally later on tonight where he is expected to tout his accomplishments and lay out his agenda moving forward. the rally will be held at the same time as the annual white house correspondents' dinner which the president is skipping, having a rocky relationship as we've seen with the media. president trump tweeting today: mainstream "fake" media refuses to state our long list of achievements including 28 legislative signings, strong
borders and great optimism. kevin corke joins us live from the expo center in harrisburg. lovely day down there. how many people do we actually expect there tonight in harrisburg? >> reporter: well, a very nice crowd already gathering, some folks have been here since 4:30 this morning. i don't even think i was awake at 4:30, let alone out here at 4:30. but clearly, this is a chance to say thank you to the keystone state, and for the president also a chance to say, hey, why not come to pennsylvania on the night of the white house correspondents' dinner? as you take a look at the crowd here, this is really a chance, i think more than anything else, to really just be different. think of it this way: then-candidate trump came to the keystone state about a half dozen times. back then people said there's no way he can win pennsylvania, it's reliably blue. so much for that. he won, and tonight he will celebrate with the folks in this part of the country. in fact, the white house tweeted
out a nice video highlight of some of the achievements of the past hundred days, and speaking of talking about reporting, martha maccallum had a chance to have a conversation with the president yesterday, and among the many topics she asked him about, how's life changed since you ran for office? >> well, i didn't have much privacy, but now i have no privacy. i said to somebody the other day, i love driving cars, you know? to me, a great event is getting into a car and driving someplace. i can't do that anymore, and i haven't been able to do that really since the primaries. when you go to number one in the primaries, all of a sudden you get secret service, so it's been a long time. >> reporter: you know, i've got to admit, i've heard that from other presidents, that they really miss the simple things, going to the supermarket on your own without secret service tailing you and, yes, driving a car. mr. trump, you're going to have to wait a while to be able to do that. [laughter] in the meantime, tonight you're going to be riding around with
the secret service. molly: yeah, is and no doubt we'll hear the president crow before that friendly crowd. tonight he's bypassing the correspondents' dinner, any insight into why? >> reporter: well, white house officials tell me really you can describe this in four words: be bold and be different. he came to washington to really shake things up, and part of the idea behind it is to not be predictable. i think we learned that not just from the tweets that we've read over the last several years and even since he's been this in office, but the sort of unique perspective the president has had. even as you take a look at the setup for tonight, it is a grand tradition in the nation's capital to celebrate the scholarships that they give out. it's a nice, fun time for the correspondents to rib, poke fun at and even hang out with some of the officials that they cover. but tonight the president won't be there, he'll be here celebrating with the good folks of the keystone state, and some would say as well he should be. [laughter] molly: thank you, kevin, very much.
not a bad day to stand out in line this evening, so good to go for those folks. thank you so much, kevin. >> reporter: you bet. eric: president trump reflecting on the short time in his office as he rounds out his 100th day. more of that interview with martha maccallum, the president said he is disappointed in how republican lawmakers have handled his legislative agenda so far. garrett tenney is live in washington with more on that, the president's remarks about his fellow gop offers. >> reporter: hi, everything. when it comes to some of the key campaign promises like the border wall and repealing and replacing obamacare, there's been little progress that's been made. it's not for lack of trying though. in his interview with martha maccallum, the president conceded the legislative process has been a much slower and tougher road to navigate than he expected, particularly with his own party. >> i'm disappointed. i'll tell you, paul ryan's trying very, very hard. i think everybody's trying very hard.
it is a very tough system. and we're dealing with obstructionists, the democrats. i don't have one democratic vote. obamacare is exploding. obamacare's dead, essentially, it's not going to make it, okay? >> reporter: there was a lot of pressure on house republicans to pass a repeal and replace bill by today but, again, there were not enough votes to pass it. they also failed to pass a long-term budget on friday to continue funding the government. instead, they passed a short-term spending bill to prevent a shutdown and buy themselves another week to negotiate a deal, one that will no longer include funding for president trump's border wall. >> not all the poison pill riders have been eliminated. some have, good number have. and so we're willing to extend things for a little bit more time in hopes that the same kind of progress can continue to be made. >> reporter: the administration hasn't been able to pass any major pieces of legislation in the first hundred
days, the white house has been quick to point out that the president has already signed 28 other bills into law which is more than any president during their first hundred days since harry truman in 1945. eric: thanks very much are, garrett. molly: for analysis, i am joined by alex bolton, senior staff writer at "the hill." thanks for joining us. >> thank you. molly: there's no doubt this is an unconventional president, the way he tweets and controls the news cycle to how he interacts with folks on the hill. how has his approach worked as far as getting some of those washington insiders -- which i think even he would acknowledge he needs a little bit as he moves forward -- how is that working out for him? >> well, he's winning them over slowly, but they say he needs to learn more about the legislative process. that's the biggest thing. they give him pretty low marks on the health care repeal effort in particular, felt that he didn't really understand the policy details that great, that he did not show leadership from
the white house, and he didn't bring in the stakeholders. he kind of let paul ryan handle it. he didn't really flex his muscle from the bully pulpit. and it seems trump has learned a lesson from that as he moves ahead with tax reform. this week he's coming out with his own plan that he's pushing, he's taking a leadership role on tax reform. in the month of may, the administration will be meeting with stakeholders to get their buy-in, so already he's shown that he's learned some lessons on health care. he played golf with rand paul recently, the conservative republican from kentucky, to try to maybe lay the groundwork a little bit for that second effort to pass health care reform. that was too little, too late, but i think on tax reform going forward gop law makers think he's learned his lessons from the health care debacle. molly: it's interesting to hear you say he's learning on the job. he needs legislators to move his agenda forward. what can we expect, you know, the hundred days is about to be behind us, he's looking forward. he said he's disappointed, is
the way he put it, as far as things getting done and congress cooperating on health care, on tax reform, will there be a big accomplishment that perhaps he can crow about 30 or 60 days from now? >> one of the things that has bedeviled the president is the opposition from his own party, from the freedom caucus. these conservatives in the congress, the question is are they going to support anything, and i think there's growing sentiment amongst the more mainstream republican lawmakers that it may be time to reach out more to democrats. you know, despite trump's talk during the campaign that he was going to be a dealmaker and he was going to work with democrats, he really hasn't reached out to them despite winning the presidency because of blue states like wisconsin and michigan and pennsylvania. so i think some republicans on capitol hill right now want him to reach out more with democrats like joe manchin from west virginia, a state that trump won by a huge margin, there are a few others as well. they think if trump begins reaching out, maybe they can
move some of these bigger initiatives. the point they make is when you're dealing with tough issues like health care reform, tax reform, it's very hard to do that on party line votes, and that's something president trump is finding out for himself and he's complaining about. the opposition within his own party, from these conservatives. molly: let's talk about jobs, the economy, voters he'll be out in pennsylvania thanking. that was one of their great concerns along the rust belt, bringing jobs back, making better trade deals. has he been able to deliver even though it's only been 100 days thus far? >> well, you know, on the regulatory front, that's his big success. using something, a law known as the congressional review act, they've been able to roll back some obama-era rules, regulations, in particular affecting mining, the stream protection rule has been rolled back. that affects miners. there's also a, there's a fiduciary interest rule where, basically, they would require financial service advisers to put their clients' interests
first, but there's some concern that that is tying their hands. so, you know, he is rolling back regulation, and the thing that you hear about from gop lawmakers in particular but also some democrats as well is that the number be one concern of employers, of businesses around the country is that there's a regulatory overload from the obama administration. trump is taking care of that through the congressional review act, through his executive orders. and so that may stimulate the economy. but right now the jump we've seen in the stock market has been due mainly to the anticipation that he would get tax reform done, especially bring business taxes down to 15%. and that's probably the biggest promise he made, and that's probably what's going to have the biggest impact on the economy. whether he can deliver, we'll see, but it's going to be very tough. molly: yeah. it'll be interesting to see what happens with the energy sector. alex bolden with the hill, we appreciate it. thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. molly: we will have full coverage of the president's first 100 days tomorrow on fox news sunday.
chuck schumer weighs in on president trump's first few months in office. and national security adviser h. r. mcmaster talks about the trump administration's foreign policy goals and what the president has accomplished during the first 100 days. that is all tomorrow on "fox news sunday." check your local listings. eric: and we have a fox news alert for you. more sorrow to report in syria. eight syrian civil defense workers, they're known as the white helmets, they've been killed in an airstrike on one of their offices in the northwest hama province of that country according to several reports. the rescue service says on its twitter page that russian war planes have been deliberately targeting hospitals, civilians and their rescue centers. the white helmets are a search and rescue organization made up entirely of volunteers. they operate in the oppositional parts of syria. one activist telling me today that system white helmet volunteers are trapped in the rubble. as you know, the white helmets are hailed around the globe for their dangerous aid work. the activists also telling me
that he thinks assad and the russians are trying to stage a strategy of destruction there just like they did in aleppo. molly: tens of thousands of people marching on washington today to raise awareness about climate change. the march is taking place in sweltering heat, almost 90 degrees, and coming one week after the march for science which also drew massive crowds. meanwhile, president trump continues his efforts to roll back environmental regulations which he says are causing job losses. he's also weighing the possibility of withdrawing from the paris climate agreement. eric: and as we have been reporting, it is day 100, and that means the president on his way to harrisburg, pennsylvania. you see marine one is going to -- at andrews joint air base before he goes on air force one up to harrisburg for the huge rally that is being held just over two hours from now, so the president on his way momentarily to that big rally in harrisburg.
you know, he's been very, very busy and very happy, he says, with his administration's progress despite some of the demonstrations today. so what's next on his agenda? and what are the possible challenges that the president will face? we'll examine all of that straight ahead. molly: plus, north korea test fires yet another missile. it appears to have failed, but tensions with the rogue regime remain at a fever pitch. >> every test that north korea does, they learn from their failures so they can fix whatever went wrong, so that whatever goes wrong next, they can fix that at the next test, and eventually they're going to have a system that's deliverable and works. ♪ ♪ dentures. i love kiwis. i've always had that issue with the seeds getting under my denture. super poligrip free. it creates a seal of the dentures in my mouth. even well fitting dentures let in food particles just a few dabs of super poligrip free is clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat.
♪ ♪ eric: sadly, a u.s.es service member has been killed near mosul in iraq. u.s. central command saying the military member died after suffering wounds from an explosive device. as you know, iraqi forces and american advisers have been trying to retake that city from the radical islamic terrorists of isis. this happens to be the third american combat death this week, two army rangers were killed in eastern afghanistan during an hours-long shootout with isis fighters there. molly? molly: north korea test firing yet another mid-range ballistic
missile, but u.s. and south korean officials say the test appears to have failed. it is the country's third straight unsuccessful missile test this month, and president trump says the rogue nation's latest move disrespects china. kitty logan is following this story from our london bureau. >> reporter: hi, molly. well, this is the third time this month that a north korean missile test has failed. this particular missile broke up just a few minutes after the launch. it was a medium-range ballistic missile fired in a northeasterly direction. north korea has repeatedly continued to test these types of missiles in breach of a u.n. ban. this latest launch has drawn widespread international condemnation. finish it came only hours after a u.n. security meeting to discuss the threat from north korea. speaking at the meeting, u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson warned of, quote: catastrophic consequences if the north korean leadership continued to develop
its missile programs. amid mounting techs, the uss carl vinson supercarrier has arrived in the region for joint exercise with the south korean navy. the u.s. and south korea are also installing a missile defense system to track and intercept missiles from north korea. north korea's state broadcaster has criticized this joint exercise, calling it an intrusion. it says it increases the chance of a military confrontation. so far all efforts to deescalate the situation have failed, and the regime in north korea remains defiant. china may hold the key to resolving this crisis, molly. molly: kitty logan, thank you. eric: secretary of state rex tillerson said this about north korea yesterday when he chaired the united nations security council meeting about the threat from that country. >> the threat of a north korean nuclear attack on seoul or tokyo is real. and it is likely only a matter of time before north korea develops the capability to
strike the u.s. mainland. the united states cannot idly stand by, nor can other members of this council who are within striking distance of north korean missiles. eric: and after the latest north korean test of a ballistic missile this morning, the president said this on twitter, quote: north korea disrespected the wishes of china and its highly respected president when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. bad. so what can deter kim jong un, if anything? ben collins is with us, a u.s. army special forces veteran who served three tours of duty in afghanistan. those are chilling words, ben, from the secretary of state saying that the threat is real, and as we stand right now, this does not seem any realistic way to try and prevent it. >> well, i think there are a couple of realistic ways to prevent it, but secretary tillerson was exactly correct. and it's not just the nuclear weapons that i think people should be worried about. you know, we have to remember
that north korea has a massive amount of conventional artillery that has been put alongside, along that demilitarize ared zone line. and that's, you know, when you're talking about the capital of south korea just 30 miles away or so, that could inflict some incredible damage. and that's conventional artillery. but the your point, you know, i do think that there are, and it does resound soundly in china's lap. either, a, they can cut off their energy or their, you know, stop buying their products because, essentially, they are their lifeline, or i think we might get to a point -- and, honestly, if i was china, i think china should start to consider moving militarily on their own before this gets out of hand. eric: do you think there's any chance they would actually do that? they've said they tried the stop some of the coal, but not always successfully. china taking military moves? >> absolutely. if you're china, you've got to look and calculate, there's no good answer here, but what's a
worse answer for them? if the united states acts unilaterally and we attack those sites, that could kick off a chain of events that would be catastrophic. if you have the north korean government collapse, two things happen. the west would come in, you would have a unified, you know, korea that would be aligned with the west, with china which would never stand for and, number two, you would have millions of refugees coming across the border into china. so there has to be a calculation at some point, i think, on the side of china that, look, it might be in their best interests to move militarily on their own before the u.s. takes action so they can control the outcome better than the chaos that would ensue if we acted first. eric: but they've shown no indication not only just of that, but of really being hard line unless some of the latest arguments prevented kim jong un from that nuclear test that was expected. but look, you know, the answer to the secretary of state over there at the united nations was, boom, we fire another missile. >> yeah, absolutely. now, what we have to remember,
too, is some of those missiles that they fired just in the last couple of months were actually successful. now, you have to ask the question why are these missiles blowing up so soon after liftoff, and there is a possibility that north korea themselves are destroying these missiles after takeoff. they're gathering that data, they're analyzing it, but there's a certain line that they're almost afraid of crossing -- eric: what would benefit them, what would benefit them to do that as posed to trying to get one that could hit, you know, vanned cay owe -- san diego? >> part of the test, they're collecting massive amounts of data in terms of what the lift ratio is, how much energy, you know, what was the response time, you know? all of that, there are tons of data points that they could collect. but it was also sending a message, as you clearly stated, you know? secretary tillerson had just chaired a meeting at the security council, and the nawfl battle group arrived, i think today, in that region to start conducting drills. so it was certainly a message. but it will come down to china, you know?
and again, china controls 90% of trade. everything that north korea gets, 90% of it comes from china. so they could very easily turn that tap off, and i think we're starting to see that they are finally, potentially getting the message. because, eric, over the last ten years, you know, nothing has stopped north korea's desire. i mean, they've gone from a one-kill lo ton yield bomb to a 30-ton, hi hiroshima was 15, and they keep trying to acquire these missiles. you can issue all the condemnations and sanctions that you want, but something is going to have to be done. and i'm afraid that's going to be some military action by one of the parties. eric: that would be, as you say, catastrophic. a million dead, say predictions, for example. they have 5,000 tons of chemical munitions, it's estimated, so hopefully we can count on beijing finally. ben collins, thank you for joining us and, of course, we will continue on this as it develops. good to see you.
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i don't have to have one specific way, and if the world changes, i go the same way. i don't change. well, i do change. and i am flexible. and i'm proud of that flexibility. >> reporter: given that president trump prides himself on being flexible, what are some guarantees that you can give us about what we can expect over the next 100 days? >> you can guarantee he's going to continue to work hard for the american people. when he says he's flexible, i think what he means is he's going to get the job done. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer says getting the job done means repealing and replacing obamacare, renegotiating and possibly terminating the north american free trade agreement, reducing the nuclear threat from north korea and making major inroads on tax reform. but in order to make deep and lasting changes to the tax code, president trump will likely need some democrats the sign off on it. any more deal making with democrats over the next 100 days? will he be reaching out to them more than he has?
>> i think he's a dealmaker, a successful one, and i think you're going to continue to see him work with members on both sides of the aisle to get things done. >> reporter: but the tax reform plan offered zero sweeteners, no funding for infrastructure spending many democrats had hoped n. for a president who said he's going to shake up washington, get things moving, he's going to do things differently, he could do it in a way that other presidents were unsuccessful because of his deal-making abilities, he's got to be able to show that he actually can do that. >> reporter: amy walter of the cook political report predicts that president trump's first 100 days are not a fair gauge of his future success. >> they've been rough. it's been the learning curve of a lifetime. >> reporter: but that steep learning curve is precisely why walter argues this president's first 100 days matter less than any of his predecessors'. >> now the question is has the party and the president learned from the difficulties they've had in these first hundred days,
taking those lessons and using them to go forward to pass the major legislative things that they want to accomplish. >> reporter: hanging over all future accomplishments, at least for the next few months, possibly years, will be the cloud of congressional and fbi investigations into his campaign ties to russia, results of the questionable fates of his two most controversial executive orders. but ironically, his signature issues, the issue he's most famous for promising to reform -- immigration -- is also the issue where we first saw his heart change his mind. >> we're going to show great heart. daca is a very difficult subject for me. >> reporter: it was the first time president trump said his heart played a significant role in his decision making process. the strike in syria was the second time, a response to the country's president using chemical weapons on his own people. in a recent interview, president
trump admitted that one of the biggest lessons he's learned over the last 100 days is that, quote: pretty much everything you do in government involves heart whereas in business most things don't involve heart. in fact, in business you're actually better off without it. do you think we're going to see more governing with heart over the next 100 days? >> i think you've seen a lot of it, and you're going to continue to see more of it. >> reporter: over the next 100 days, president trump will also embark on his first foreign trips, starting off with the nato summit in belgium and then the g7 summit in italy. there's also talk of sending american astronauts on a trip the marses more than a decade -- mars more than a decade ahead of terms. >> we'll have to speed that up a little bit, okay? >> reporter: was he being serious? if so, how's he plan to pull that off? >> he's already talked about that in his joint address, how much space exploration yields -- >> reporter: that's a faster timeline than originally
planned. >> like always, he likes to get things done under budget, under time. so when they were having a discussion about how soon they could get to mars, as he does with everything else, let's get it done sooner and cheaper. >> reporter: but that would be an enormous challenge for nasa especially since it just delayed the first test launch of the rocket that will try to get them there. almost every expert agrees if president trump really wants to speed be up the time frame for these manned missions to mars, he'll need to give nasa the one thing that it needs most: money. at the white house, kristin fisher, fox news. eric: kristin, thanks so much. molly? molly: authorities in new hampshire are trying to, trying a new program out to cut down on overdose deaths from opioids. police are being trained to follow clues to trace the drugs back to the dealers and to charge them with death resulting. prosecutors hope that hard-line approach will deter dealers and save lives. >> he just loved being outside,
he loved singing really loud. >> reporter: dakota killburn was just 23 years old when a dose of heroin claimed his life. >> he says until you do it, you'll never understand. it gets you, holds onto you, and all you want to do is want it. >> reporter: the young man was found unresponsive in his parents' home on november 8, 2015. >> he just enjoyed life til things happened. >> reporter: police followed the clues to neighboring new hampshire where two men were charged under a statute that aims to hold these who sell buttings with a, quote, death resulting -- drugs with a, quote, death resulting. 25-year-old francis mailly, a childhood friend, wuss sentenced to a -- was sentenced to a year in prison. >> they are literally selling poison, killing people with that poison. and for them, they need to face a punishment. >> reporter: the previously little-used charge carries up to life in prison. it's being used more in new
hampshire as the state is among the hardest hit by the nationwide opioid crisis. >> we were dealing with, you know, just an influx of overdoses, overdose deaths. >> reporter: special agent john delina teamed with the attorney general's office and law enforcement across the state to launch a collaborative program that trains officers and prosecutors to treat overdoses as crime scenes. >> the syringe has become the murder weapon. >> reporter: a strike force was created to respond 24 hours a day. >> but the homicide detective maybe looks at things differently, slows things down and maybe would observe things at the crime scene different than we would. >> reporter: the approach has led the roughly a dozen death-resulting prosecutions, but critics say -- >> that'll save absolutely no lies and result in millions or tens of millions of dollars being spent on locking up drug dealers who will simply be replaced by other drug dealers. >> reporter: but the program is gaining nationwide attention
for prosecutors, emerging as a model for other states. >> we've seen the abilities that we now have to investigate and hold people accountable are tremendous. >> reporter: this grieving father wants dealers to know they will face consequences. >> too many of them are let go way too easily or with that slap on the wrist. >> reporter: and we got an incredible inside look at that emerging program. investigators say they've heard through cases they're working that traffickers are well aware of that effort in new hampshire and are now trying to avoid the state. eric: that's such an important issue, great reporting, molly. molly: it is heartbreaking, and it was so nice of the killburns to share their story. eric: absolutely. our hearts certainly go out to them. mean while, elsewhere in the suburbs, ms-13 no longer just a problem for city centers. coming up, our bryan llenas heads out to one area that's been terrorized by that notorious gang to see the problem firsthand after a wave of teenage murders that some say, the police say was attributed to that gang. ♪
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♪ ♪ eric: well, attorney general jeff sessions visited long island, new york, to focus on the growing gang problem that's been besieging the area. specifically, the gang ms-13. sessions laid out the president's plans to try and combat that infamous gang that was blamed for the recent machete murders in a public park of four young men just weeks ago. bryan llenas filed this report. >> i have a message for the gangs that target our young people. we are targeting you. we're coming after you. >> reporter: attorney general jeff sessions delivering a stark warning from the federal courthouse on long island, new york, following a recent pike in brutal violence from the international gang ms-13. the gang started in the 1980s in los angeles, growing now to 10,000 members nationwide, more than 200 members on long island.
most are immigrants from el salvador and central america, many are undocumented. sessions says open borders and years of lax immigration enforcement has allowed ms-13 the thrive. >> the gang has gotten tougher. >> reporter: he is now promising more resources to local police and more deportations. >> we will identify these networks, investigate and build cases against them, then criminals who are convicted will be deported. >> reporter: in september two teenage best friends were beaten with baseball bats and hacked with machetes by ms-13. the mother of one of the victims welcomes sessions' visit. >> it's all about working together. if the federal and state can unite as one and figure out a solution, a plan -- >> reporter: suffolk county police say ms-13 continues recruiting in schools nationwide, targeting unaccompanied minors, undocumented children. >> this scourge is preying on immigrant communities in large part. so we, of course, want the
assistance of the undocumented communities. >> reporter: now, latino and immigrant activists point to the fact that sessions has had a history of harsh immigration rhetoric, and they fear he could actually scare immigrants from helping police stop ms-13. sessions, meanwhile, says he hasn't really given details as to how much federal funding will be made available, but more prosecutors will be hired for high crime areas nationwide. eric: bryan, that is so important. they're terrorizing neighborhoods in communities throughout our country. great report. >> reporter: thank you, eric. molly: spring allergies now in full force. what is really causing them and how you can relieve the symptoms, next. ♪ ♪ ♪ la quinta presents, how to win at business. step one: ask the presenter to "go back a slide." well played. you just tossed a mind grenade into into your colleagues' dulled senses. look at them, "what did i miss?"
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♪ ♪ eric: time now for a quick check of the headlines. the effectiveness of that truck used in executions is being questioned after an execution in arkansas. the condemned inmate lurched and convulsioned 20 times -- convulsed 20 times, the u.s. circuit court of appeals is planning to hear a challenge
about the use of that drug brought by ohio residents in june. 28-year-old david watson was sentenced to over 100 years for crimes including attempted murder of police officers. and the u.s. navy christening its newest nuclear-powered sub. it is the uss indiana. vice president mike pence key noted the ceremony in newport news, virginia. the uss indiana -- of course, named for the vice president's home state where he was the governor. molly: all right. well, many people are suffering from hay fever as the spring allergy season getting well underway, so how can we reduce the misery of the sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes? dr. jen coddle is an assistant professor at the school of osteopath thick medicine. certainly people are suffering right now. >> myself included, i have to say. it's that time of year. molly: where to they come from?
it can't be bad karma, because my husband is the nicest guy, he's got the worst allergies. [laughter] >> right now the pollen counts are pretty high. allergies are tricky because the body responds to pollen, grass, weeds and things like that almost as if those substances so it's almost like the body tries to attack them, so it causes chemicals to be released and we get the itchy, watery eyes and all of those things we're suffering from. molly: what are the symptoms? a lot of folks get them, they can feel them coming on, week to week to week they feel the dread, so how can can they identify that and make sure they're not actually sick with something else? >> that's a good question. i saw a couple of patients this morning that had that question. so the symptoms of allergies, itchy, watery eyes, sometimes a scratchy throat, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing, maybe some clogged ears, but you might say, gosh, that sounds like a cold. there are some differences. allergies will come on quite
suddenly where a cold will take a few days to come on. you're not going to get a fever with allergies. and then colds usually last less than ten days, allergies last as long as you're exposed to the allergen. molly: is there anything you can do to stop it? >> that is the million dollar question here. [laughter] prevention and avoidance is key. this is the time of year the weather is nice, and we want the windows down. but for those of us who suffer with allergies, the windows need to be closed in the house, in the car because pollen comes inside. check the pollen counts before you go out to cut the grass, and if you do, come back in, take your clothes off, throw them in the wash and rinse yourselves off. and make sure you're not wearing the shoes in the house. and then medications, of course. molly: yeah. and medications, is it over the counter medications or take it up a notch? >> i like that phrase. is so you can do both. you can do over the counter, and you can take it up a notch. we do have prescription
medications. some of my favorites are nasal sprays. many of them are over the counter, steroid nasal sprays are wonderful. and it's not the steroid that's going to go all over your body and make your gain weight. people get concerned about that -- molly: when you hear the word steroid. >> right. also saline or netty pots. you know, my biggest thing is for those of us -- i'm going to throw myself in that category -- for those of us that are suffering, you don't have to. and really keep going because i have some patients that their allergies are so bad, they tried every medication in the book, but we need to get them allergy tested. and there are many things we can do, so that's important. molly: is it trial and error where something might work for someone, but not someone else? >> yes. i'm so glad you said that. some patients will say, you know, i was using this antihistamine for years, and it
doesn't seem to be working anymore. molly: so it can wear off? >> maybe the way we respond to it can change over time. sometimes we have to try new things and step it up a notch, as you said. [laughter] molly: is so i'm one of the fortunate few, i'm a non-allergy sufferer. >> god bless you. molly: you mentioned take your shoes off, maybe i'm bringing the evil pollen into the house. >> besides giving him sympathy -- [laughter] yes, not wearing i shoes into the house, sometimes animals. forget about our little furry friends, sometimes they can track pollen in as well. i think things like that, if you have a humidifier at home, make sure the filter is kept chien because sometimes dust and mold gets caught up in the humidifier -- molly: window air-conditioning units, those too? >> it fends on the person, but these all things to be thinking about. take it easy, and sympathy goes a long way. molly: sympathy goes a long way. [laughter]
i'm sure folks would rather have a drug that works for them. >> that's true. they can get that too. finish. molly: thank you so much for giving us tips, we appreciate it. >> thank you. molly: eric? eric: man, that's horrible, to get those. meanwhile, pope francis is visiting egypt where just weeks ago two copter christian churches were bombed on palm sunday. catholics represent less than one-half of 1% of the population, but the pontiff is reminding the clergy to not be discouraged and to remain a positive force in that country. molly? molly: new jersey governor chris christie also weighing in on how he would rate president trump's first 100 days in office. >> right this moment, i think the president's doing pretty well. that's why i gave him a b. i think the president himself wouldn't say he deserved an a at this point. >> what could he be doing better? >> there's so many things. it's about being disciplined,
and i think that the staff has to do that, has to give discipline to the process of getting laws made and laws changed. and that's hard. but the staff has to do that for him. the president can't do that on his own. molly: you can see elizabeth's full interview with governor christie tomorrow at 1 p.m. eastern right here on "america's news headquarters." eric: and still to come, president trump is traveling to pennsylvania's capital city. he's going to harrisburg for a big rally tonight to mark his 100th day in office today. we'll tell you what he has planned before that campaign-style rally kicks off in a couple hours from now. plus, climate change activists protesting some of the president's policies today. coming up, they're using this day to make their voices heard. all that and more straight ahead. and you always laugh like you're hearing it for the first time. at lincoln financial, we get there are some responsibilities of love you gotta do on your own. and some you shouldn't have to shoulder alone.
eric: i'm eric shawn and this is a brand-new hour of "america's news headquarters." >> topping the news this hour president trump marking his 100th day in office with another executive order, this one to call for a review of our nations trade agreement at the bottom of the hour. the president is expected to roll back limitations on offshore drilling this week. are they using the president's 100th day in office to highlight their anger? mollie michael verland back in the spotlight over money he
accepted from foreign nations. we will tell you how pentagon watchdog is trying to get the bottom of that. "america's news headquarters" starts right now. eric: president trump's on the move today in his 100th day of office. he's expected to arrive in harrisburg pennsylvania a few minutes from now. the president will be touring garden tools and landscape machine factory, the eames company. while he's there he will be signing a new executive order that will review all of the country's trade treaties and waiting for his action and will bring it as it happens. along with that rally hundreds of people have been lining up outside of the expo center all day long to the presence of in tonight's white house correspondent standard tweeting this today mainstream, fake media refuses to state our long list of achievements including 28 legislative signings, strong borders and great optimism. kevin corke joins us from harrisburg. other than his first 100 days in
office what else is the president expected to talk about tonight? >> finally inside and he's going to talk a great deal about those executive orders but he is expected also to talk about where we are as a country with the promise of a great future in the hands of a very great people. expect that to be the theme tonight. we are looking forward to it and i know the excitement continues to build in harrisburg because keep in mind for the 11,000 or so folks that will be here tonight this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a sitting president life. as for the presidents of chance for him to offer a unique thank you to a state to -- that helped propel him to victory in november and to leave behind washington on a night when the haiyan party the correspondence dinners all the talks. the president wants to spend the evening with the folks and why not. he was talking about how excited he is further rally reminding
everybody that it gets underway tonight at 7:30 and to expect big excitement indeed. worldwide couple of days for the president traveling to georgia to address the nra gathering and we have been talking about it all day long great job by marcy mccollum in an interesting and insightful one-on-one sitdown interview with the president. i should also point out that not long ago we heard chants of lock her up. we believe that was in response to a protester that may have gotten into the arena. obviously was open to public so i expect there will be protesters here but by and large it's a great crowd already and we have time before the activities get underway. as i look around i'd say we are halfway full and we are expecting overflow crowd. back to you. molly: and he was on the campaign trail we saw similar size crowds in here we are as you mentioned a chance to see the sitting president.
thank you kevin. eric: how does the first 100 days backup? former senior white house staffer for george h. david bush and author of the book game of thorns inside story of hillary clinton's failed campaign in donald trump's winning strategy. it's good to see you. talking about winning strategy supreme court judge gorsuch and the missile firing that deterred assad from using chemical weapons. of course you have health care comedy about taxes so on balance how do you think the president has done? >> i give him an a+ and i will tell you why. i study and read history and historians have to deal with facts and we can't just go with it motioned to the national media is ignoring what's been accomplished but remember when barack obama was it not grated it was a special moment for america after an american president and we shared the joy with their african-american
brothers and sisters for that moment whether we were republican guard democrat, left or right. i think terry morin of abc said barack obama was the only effective president the other one being george washington who stepped down when he became president in harry smith of cbs said it was like a sacrament, the inauguration. when he reached 100 days the media positively gushed and here's what they said. barack obama has signed twice as many bills into law as george w. bush. eric: that was 14 and mr. trump has how many? >> 28 so we are making news here today. most people who are watching this right now eric will not believe this but they can go to politifact's which won the pulitzer prize, very factual. you will outline all 28 goals that were signed into law but he didn't do somebody wanted including the tax in repeal and
replace of obamacare but twice as many as barack obama. no wonder he's a bit frustrated. eric: you give them an a+ but what about those who give them an f? they say he's impulsive and the administration is careening. he has a lot of top jobs that remain open and the foreign policy is a mess. >> i like the economy has turned around. that is clearly demonstrated by the stock market. people there are not voting in opinion polls. they're putting their money into it and wall street was solidly in hillary clinton's camp so the fact that they have come around tells me they are ready to get away from this corporate cronyism and get back into free markets and free enterprise. he has turned around illegal immigration. no, he hasn't built the wall. he is the wall. illegal immigration -- eric: 73% or something they say. 100 days today but "the wall street journal" has an interesting editorial.
forget the last 100 days. what counts are the next two or 300 days. the next 200 or 300 days will determine whether mr. trump is a successful president. republican jimmy carter. more than most presidents mr. trump will be by performance. he needs to show policy results that brings faster economic growth and that means learning the lessons of the first 100 days and not repeated in the next 200. you think that will happen? they said growth is 2.7% or something the first quarter which is really low. what do you expect will happen as the journal says is so crucial in the next 200 days? >> hey eric i don't know. i am an historian not a prophet but i can tell you that lbj was out of the gate at high-speed. yet the best one of the day
since fdr and he can even run for re-election. there were tanks in the streets of washington d.c. and neighborhoods and 120 cities that burned to the ground. he was a superb politician but it was not a good presidency so the 100 days is not the end of it. it's just the beginning of the presidency. eric: especially when you consider 1400 left to go so we will see. doug thank you for your perspective tonight. molly: president trump's first 100 days in office giving an opportunity for u.s. allies to review his policies including israel america's closest ally in the middle east. john huddy in jerusalem with that story. >> middle east leaders have been keeping close tabs on president trump's first 100 days in office and while there hasn't been any specific reactions or report cards given out israel prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been and remains a very strong
proponent of president trump both sharing common views if not the same views on iran and the threat of isis. president trump's weighed in on a very contentious issue in the region alone among them early settlements in east jerusalem and the west bank. president trump supported the continued construction but earlier this year came off from that decision cautioning israeli leaders instead of more development the president has said he supports peace e between israel and the palestinians. in an anarchy with writer's president trump said quote there's no reason there's not peace between israel and the palestinians, none whatsoever. president trump trump's expected to visit israel late may reading with prime minister netanyahu who visited the web site back in february. among some the questions does the president declare israel to be the capital capital and approve the u.s. embassies moved to jerusalem a move many fear
could spark more violence or even another war. that said mahmoud mahmoud abbas is scheduled to meet with president trump next week at the white house. i think it's safe to say the topics will likely be on the agenda. molly: john huddy in jerusalem for us thank you. eric: one aspect of the present is reflecting on is the conclusion you may not expect. in an interview with martha maccallum he's disappointed and has handled his top legislative priorities. he said of course he is a republican president. garrett tenney is live in washington with more on the criticism and the reaction. >> the site -- despite the disappointment president trump's fields his relationships even on repealing and replacing obamacare the president made clear that he he's surprised and unhappy with how slow the legislative process is and
suggest he may be open to the idea dumping some of the rules altogether including the filibuster. >> maybe at some point we will have to take those rules out because for the good of the nation things have to be different. you can't go through a process like this. it's not fair. it it forces you to make that decision so when you were forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules. republican efforts to repeal and replace obamacare continue. there was a lot of pressure and house g.o.p. leadership to pass a bill by today but again there weren't enough votes to pass it. we are told they are now hoping to make it happen sometime next week and they will likely need the support of nearly every republican lawmaker. democrats say they won't support anything that seeks to repeal obamacare. >> i like what the leader said when he said that their bill is coming back from the dead this week and i thought maybe we
could call it the zombie because this thing keeps coming back worse, more scary to the american people. >> it will be a busy week on capitol hill. lawmakers failed to pass a long-term spending bill to give the government ranting but they avoided to shut down by passing a short-term spending bill which brought them another week to work out a deal when it will no longer include funding for president trump's border wall. eric: garrett thanks so much. molly: tens of thousands of protesters braved the sweltering heat in washington today to march in protest of climate change to the goal is to pressure the trump administration to take immediate action to caroline shively filed this report from the national mall in washington. >> angry organizers for the people's climate march. people are chanting and some people are blowing bubbles. people are indeed angry. it's a march organizers call president trump's policies a
catastrophe for our climate. mr. trump's roll back environmental protections for those on the ep and eased up on oil and gas regulations. the president says his moves will create jobs, generate millions of dollars. people here on buying it. you can tell by the signs they are holding and their chance. plus here's what they said to us. >> we are the generation that will do something about climate change and its impact on health coming from the trump administration. >> i'm here to make a statement about the denial of climate change. it's urgent. we need to do something now. >> is a responsibility not just to you but to help the american people. >> this is one of 300 march is happening across the country today. molly: thank you carolyn.
it was a hot day today just like all those protesters. eric: speaking of hot days pope francis is in egypt and showing solidarity with the christians. you know they have in the target of so many deadly attacks around it islamic terrorists. we will have details of the pontiff's trip. molly: the parents of this american hero taylor forced to as a victim of terrorism are demanding u.s. taxpayer money stop going to the families of terrorists. >> it's so important that the taylor force act passes so that other sons and daughters and brothers and sisters aren't lost. my daughter is...
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molly: a check on the headlines in fbi agent shot and wounded while serving an arrest warrant in atlanta. the shooting of a police officer early in the week that officers in the hospital and expected to recover. a body found in grand canyon national park is believed to be that of a missing 14-year-old boy. the boy went missing while hiking two weeks ago when he and his grandmother were swept away
by a fast-moving creek. his grandmother is still missing pope francis visit egypt just weeks after the deadly church attacks on palm sunday which killed dozens of people. the pope called for unity between christians and muslims. eric: to stop the flow of money to the families that go to terrorist to kill americans and others. u.s. tax money rewarding their relatives. we are told this demand is on the agenda by palestinian authorities mahmoud abbas when he goes to the white house. in a tragic case of one victim of terrorism and american hero is on the minds of many. taylor force was a west point graduate who served in afghanistan and iraq and are suing his mba at vanderbilt. his future was bright.
taylor was stabbed to death while he was in israel by a palestinian. >> the 28-year-old was savagely nice to death as he strolled on a boardwalk last year. his killer a palestinian terrorist who wounded 10 others. >> all data and all moms are proud of their kids. taylor basically did everything right but he was humble about it. >> taylor's parents say their grief is compounded by the fact that the family other sons murder is making money off of taylor's death. the palestinian authority pays jihadist and their survivors involved in acts of terrorism money. critics say it's derived from u.s. funds. a congressional bill named for taylor calls it the taylor force act would cut off usaid to the palestinian authority if it does not stop payments. republican senator lindsey
graham is the bill's main sponsor. can you imagine growing up in a country where government will pay you for killing someone else >> the u.s. is the palestinian authority more than three and a million dollars in the pa shows how 7% of its total budget. israeli ambassador to the united nations says the payments must stop. >> no israeli or american would be happy to know that money is being used to pay for families of terrorism. when you give money to the family. taylor skinner was identified as 22-year-old -- who was shot to death by israeli police after the attack. his body was given a hero's welcome when he returned to the west bank. palestinian u.n. ambassador told us while they are against civilians being killed what he calls the families of martyrs deserve the money. >> you cannot cherry-pick one
case here or one case there. there are a large number of palestinians who are receiving compensation. there are victims of terrorism. >> taylor's parents hoped the bill would encourage acts of terrorism. >> we hope that the taylor force act passes so that other sons and daughters, brothers and sisters aren't lost in this way. no matter what. >> the terrorists, we never thought that we would be in this position. we want to reach out to people. >> senator graham says president trump will sign the taylor force act. so far passage remains uncertain that's because as of right now not one democrat in congress
supports it. the bill supporters's supporters hope that soon will change as more people consider the cause of taylor force and so many others like him. molly. molly: it's great to hear their story from the parents perspective. investigations intensified a president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn as the pentagon watchdog joins lawmakers and probing payments that he accepted from florence sources. as the president heads to pennsylvania to mark his 100th day in office we take a closer look at his accomplishments. >> look in the history books when it comes to donald trump. probably no president in history has been as inclined to create controversy as donald trump has been. and i couldn't wait to get my pie chart. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american.
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eric: today marks president trump's 100th day in office. the 100 a. standard is used as a measuring stick of the new administration. "fox news" chief white house correspondent john roberts has a look at the person's first 100 days. >> i donald john trump do solemnly swear. >> there's no question president trump got off to a swift start in his first official day of office fulfilling campaign promises to withdraw from transpacific partnership trade deals implement a federal hiring freeze and reimplement the so-called mexico city policy on funding ngos that provide abortion counseling. within the first week he also greenlighted the keystone xl and dakota axis pipelines authorize building a border wall and rebuilding the military and issue his ill-fated executive
order on immigration ban which was immediately challenged in the courts. >> of these entrenched interests will do anything they can to keep the broken system in place. >> compared his recent predecessors president trump is ben predicted -- practically prodigious with executive orders. today he signed 25 and it compares to 19 from fresno, levin for president bush and 12 for bill clinton. he's also signed 28 loss compared to 14 for obama, seven for bush and clinton's 22. >> no of has accomplished more in the first 90 days. >> unlike his recent predecessors the president so far has no legislative accomplishments to point to the presidential scholar allen leichtman was alone in his prediction that donald trump would win the presidency. >> i think he was a troubled first 100 days. not because he is done anything prettiest him a lot. this has not been a do-nothing presidency but he is done almost
all of it through executive order. >> in his first 100 days president obama completed a massive stimulus package and signed the lilly ledbetter pay fair act. the signature tax-cut image reduces no child left behind act ray bill clinton made good on a campaign promise signing the family of her medical leave act is over president trump promised to repeal and replace obamacare has gone nowhere. not by democrats and members of his own party. >> a successful presidency size to get permanent legislation through congress. you really want to put your mark on the statute folks of the country. >> it often takes far longer than 100 days to put legislative points up on the board. ronald reagan's first 100 was a center for what would come in the months to all including his signature tax-cut signed august 13, 1981. >> this represents $750 million
in tax cuts. >> candidates often backtrack from campaign promises when they roll out their presidencies but president trump traversals of the notable in their degree and number. among them in the campaign he loudly proclaimed china to be a currency manipulator. he dismissed nato is obsolete. but on day 83 told the nato secretary-general it's not obsolete. he criticized the export-import bank is unnecessary and now says it's a good thing and after urging president obama in 2013 not to attack syria on day 77 president trump launched a cruise missile strike against bashar al-assad. president trump did rack up one major success. and a trophy nominated judge neil gorsuch to the supreme court and the democrats blocked the nominee forcing the majority leader to invoke the nuclear option gorsuch's was sworn in on day 81. >> justice gorsuch i again
congratulate you and your entire family. president trump's first 100 days were also marked by controversy. he was pilloried for his immigration ban and fired his national security adviser and spent weeks defending a claim that he was wiretapped by president obama. he placed the political director in the national security council only later to take him off pretty spent much of his first 100 days at war with the media accusing them of fake news. they are going to tear up the history books when it comes to donald trump. probably no president in history has been a sort of inclined to create controversy has donald trump has been through his tweets, through his statements, through his attacks on his predecessor barack obama. like many of his predecessors president trump faced foreign-policy crises in his first 100 days. president kennedy presided over
the disastrous bay of pigs invasion in president george w. bush wrestled with the china seizure of the u.s. spy planes. president obama authorized the risk of captain richard kelly of of -- fellows from somali pirates. president trump is criticized as having no depth on foreign-policy but his handling of the missile strike on syria, the mother of all bombs in afghanistan and the looming threat to north korea may provide a reaganesque turning point for the president. >> the world has a way of grasping your attention and to the extent to which he can continue to act decisively with respect to international challenges, that will put some wind in his sails and earned him respect from the american people the president does have a narrow chance for legislative victory before his 100th day. republicans are working on a new proposal to repeal and replace obamacare but i'm told it it's very unlikely he would take place this week.
the president really wants to avoid on his 100th day a government shutdown. he wants to negotiate a spending bill with democrats on capitol hill. john roberts "fox news." molly: north korea test-fired a ballistic missile as president trump marked his first 100 days in office in a "washington post" op-ed former u.s. ambassador to russia michael mcfaul singh quote on china, russia and nato in syria president trump signaled radical changes in policy nearly the complete opposite of what he said as a candidate. all were changes for the good and his new policy positions. the lingering questions whether his recent statement signals a fundamental change in trump's thinking about foreign policy or rather short-term reversal that could be reversed again. let's take a closer look at president trump's policy and especially north korea with richard grenell a former adviser
to four u.s. ambassador to the u.n.. thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. molly: starting with north korea does present like so many others before him came into office with a very ambitious domestic agenda in the international reality started to set in. now we are seeing these three missiles fired just here in april and he has been forced to take the situation in north korea very seriously. as someone who ran under that america first mantra is this a fundamental shift? >> i don't see it as a fundamental shift at all. i don't even see it as a shift in i'll tell you why. during the campaign candidate trump made it very clear that he would have a credible threat of military action. it wouldn't be just the threat of military action but would he a credible threat and with that comes our allies being able to trust us again our allies being able to figure out exactly where u.s. leadership is going so when you have a credible threat of
military action and it's followed up by the action that the president spoke of in syria and that guinness and everyone knows this president is very serious so diplomats get to come in immediately sit across the table, have some effective diplomacy meetings, have the ability to look across the table and forge some consensus. we look at how president xi and president trump have been very successful meeting. president xi went back to china moved to 175,000 troops to the korean border. i was action from a diplomatic meeting. we haven't seen action from diplomatic innings before because we didn't have the credible threat of military action. president trump of day one shook the world to say i'm going to be much different than president obama. in matter-of-fact when the syrians use chemical weapons what is president trump do? he forced the red line.
molly: richard you brought up something interesting. initially president trump said the china was a currency manipulator and there's theirs is cozy meeting in florida and now it seems like the effort with china is not so much about trade and where things will go there but how they can be used to affect the north korea situation. is this kind of changing the tide? is he essentially working with what's happening on an international scale things he could have predicted before he became president? >> look i view it as simply president trump is a businessman. he's not a politician and in the past we have had politicians that made moral arguments to the chinese and the russians. we have made arguments that basically say you should do this because it's the right thing or you should do this because the international community wants you to do that. moral arguments don't work with the russians or the chinese. we have learned that over the years but politicians continue to make these moral arguments. think what president trump is
saying, i'm going to do something different. i'm going to be a businessman. it's kind of "the art of the deal" that he talks about and i think the example that we have is president trump made it very clear to president xi that if you help us on north korea, to help us on this foreign-policy issue you are going to get a better trade deal. what president trump was dangling in front of the chinese is there's a whole bunch of ways the united states can help you if you help us. this is our priority, north korea and your priorities is a better trade agreement so i think mixing all those issues together is exactly what we should have been doing years ago it certainly helps people like me, diplomats who want to avoid war to go in but in order to do this we have to have all the u.s. government tools at our disposal and we need to be able to have diplomatic meetings that are muscular.
diplomacy with muscle. molly: richard grenell thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thanks. eric: a "fox news" alert more sorrow in syria. eight syrian civil defense workers known as the white helmets have been killed we are told in an airstrike in one of the offices in the -- , in syria. warplanes are targeting hospitals and rescue centers. as you know the white helmets are search-and-rescue organization made up entirely of volunteers and they've been hailed across the globe for their courage and their work in the face of what they are dealing with. they are largely operating in opposition and parts of syria. one syrian activists, the syrian american counsel tells us the assad regime has hit 24 hospitals, 24 this month alone and says the regime was quote striking civilians
indiscriminately. this group is calling for more pressure for the assad regime to negotiate a world peace and ongoing catastrophe that is so far claimed half a million lives. molly: a pentagon watchdog launching a new probe into former national security adviser michael flynn. now under scrutiny after he was paid thousands of dollars by foreign nationals. coming up how this might affect president trump. z282sz zwtz
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eric: a pentagon watchdog national security adviser michael flynn has come under scrutiny for receiving money from both russia and turkey. some lawmakers say flynn never received official permission for that work and those payment saying he may have ultimately broke in lopper general flynn's lawyer says not so. he claims of flame complied with
all the rules that were necessary. so what impact does this have on the trump administration and the ongoing russian investigation is moved past the first 100 days of the presidency? julie miller a professor at the manhattan institute pulitzer prize-winning author and fox interview joins us now. walk us through this. in 2014 the pentagon warned general flynn back then, don't do this, don't get paid and what happened? >> right, that was in october of 2014. the pentagon sent a letter to general flynn warning him that he was not to take any money from a foreign government without first getting permission from the pentagon. there is also, which i think eric you have talked about on this program the emoluments clause of the constitution whict the white house you are not supposed to take money but what
the house oversight committee, the fbi and now the pentagon are looking into is whether or not general flynn complied with those instructions. his lawyer says that he discussed a trip to moscow in which he appeared before a kremlin controlled news organization called already russia today and he sat next to putin at a dinner and that he discussed that trip with the pentagon and that the pentagon even asked him in to brief them on it but what he apparently didn't expose and he can't supply any evidence that he did is a request for authorization to receive $35,000 that he gave for the trip. eric: what does that mean? >> i'm sorry $45,000. eric: what does it mean? he complied with everything.
>> you have to get permission and the pentagon has the right to clawback that money by the way. it could be a violation of the law. it could be criminal offense and especially because it happened not only in that instance but also later on, a few months later. he got a total sum of about $530,000 from a turkish company based in the netherlands to lobby on behalf of what could be construed of the in just a bit turkish government. he argues that he was working for a corporation he wasn't strictly covered by that provision but we have two instances in which the pentagon says at least two reporters on background that they have no evidence that general flynn ever asked for permission are ever reported having received the money. so yes there is legal and
political jeopardy here. eric: the white house, they are pointing to the obama administration. let me show you what sean spicer said about this the other day. >> obviously there is an issue that you point out the department of defense inspector general is looking into. we welcome that but all of that clearance was made by -- during the obama demonstrations apparently with knowledge of the trip he took so that's how the process works and i welcome the department of defense's review. eric: this was back during the obama time when president trump was in office. >> having a security clearance is not the same as failing to report money. these are two separate issues, apples and oranges if you will. yes his security clearance was renewed by the obama administration in 2016 but he still had enough occasion as a retired military officer to
report any money that he took from a foreign government or acted on behalf of as a foreign agent. look, he did not even submit the papers are acting as a foreign agent until several weeks after he was fired in february by the trump administration. he claims that because he was working for a turkish corporation he wasn't covered but that would really be for government to decide. eric: quickly, does it fit in at all with the russian investigation? so far there's no evidence of collusion. >> and that's true. >> does this fit in with the larger picture? >> i think it does because if you remember general flynn originally got into trouble for misleading incoming vice president mike pence about conversations he had had with the russian ambassador in washington. we have not only misled the vice
president of the united states but two instances of apparently failing to report funds from a foreign source. this is a very serious matter. eric: judy is ongoing and continuing and i know you'll be on top of it. thanks so much. molly: a music festival the sense into chaos. the supposedly luxury event that some say was more like a refugee camp. awwhawhwhawh ... this! this is why i love it here. that fresh air all up in your face. my cousin wilbur in the city has to wear a leash
molly: the fyre festival was billed as an event with private beaches in the bahamas. festivalgoers some of whom paid thousands of dollars for tickets were shocked to find nothing of the sort. will carr is following this from our los angeles bureau. >> the fyre festival is billed as a luxury experience for well-to-do millennials like coachella on a bohemian island but instead it turned into a horrific nightmare for promoted by number of hollywood elites on instagram customers are told event put on by rapper john rules was taking place on an island once owned by pablo escobar. tickets cost up to $250,000 to her that you were told he could
hang out with models, drink for free and stay in a lavish lodge. the problem started thursday when thousands arrived to find their accommodations were tense and some head soggy tents and some didn't have any at all. the food not exactly gourmet two pieces of bread two pieces of treasonous salad. 182 canceled at the last second and reformers said they were never pays a good job. they panicked and tried to give flyspeck on friday but had to wait for hours at the local airport. many plan to stupid the organizers released a statement saying they decided to literally build a city on the island and it didn't go well be the one on to say the team was overwhelmed and they plan to reimburse all the guests. raul tweeted an image of a statement which read in part i truly apologize. this is not my fault but i'm taking responsibility. organizers say even after all of this molly they are still excited about the 2018 fyre
festival festival. something you need to do next year. molly: we will see where it stands. the promo looked great though. appreciate it. we will be right back. na made with carbsteady to help minimize blood sugar spikes you can really feel it. glucerna. everyday progress. prone jar shatterst livthe competition.pe? olay regenerist hydrates skin better than creams costing over $100, $200, and even $400. fact check this ad in good housekeeping. olay. ageless. we asked people to write down the things they love to do most on these balloons. travel with my daughter. roller derby. ♪ now give up half of 'em. do i have to? this is a tough financial choice we could face when we retire. but, if we start saving even just 1% more
molly: that does it for us. i get to hang out with eric shawn at 12 noon tomorrow. eric: for the presence rally in harrisburg marking his 100th day in office. julie: president trump set to take the stage minutes from now in pennsylvania as he within a world -- whirlwind 100 days in office but angelie banderas and this is "the fox report." a rally in harrisburg, do not forget pennsylvania played a key role in the presence victory. no republican has won their since george h.w. bush back in 1988. in fact president obama carried it by more than five percentage points in 2012. this morning president trump tweeting, and i will quote, looking forward to rally in the great state of pennsylvania