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and europe. jonas max ferris, tracee, terry, gary b smith, thank you for coming in and great to see you all. much more to come on fox news. we'll see you soon. >> president trump wrapping up his first foreign tour and spent time talking to our troops in sicily this memorial day weekend. air force one taking off just moments ago. david: plus, when the president lands back home, he will a he get back to a capital upset with the russian investigation. our fair and balanced panel breaks down the political fallout. >> as we celebrate the official start of the travel season in ocean city, maryland. we'll find out how everyone from beach goers and business owners are living in the trump era. ♪
>> welcome to special edition of america's headquarters, i'm elizabeth prann. >> a good memorial day weekend to you, i'm leland vittert in washington. a fox news alert. air force one in the air and president donald trump is now headed back to washington after his final stop on his first foreign trip addressing u.s. troops in sicily. john roberts has been travelling with the president on every stop of the trip and joins us live in italy. hi, john. >> leland, good afternoon to you, i'll see your ocean city and raise you a sicilian coast. the president taking off from sigonella a short time ago after giving a speech to those who work there in what's is called the hub of the mediterranean.
what he did the past nine days, declaring his first foreign trip was a success. it was an ambitious foreign trip going to saudi arabia and israel. the first time a president has ever gone to saudi arabia as their first foreign trip and then israel, then to rome to meet the pope at the vatican and brussels the n.a.t.o. summit and the finishing up with the g-7 summit. and one of the things he was pleased about was the new commitment he's gotten in the middle east, from israel, from european leaders and here at g-7 including in japan to fight terrorism globally. after what happened monday in manchester, england, it's all of that-- we should also add in cairo with the coptic christians murdered yesterday, it's so much more important for people to get on board with the fight against terrorism. here is what
the president said in sigonella a short time ago. >> the barbaric attack in manchester, and the massacre of innocent young lives underscores the depth of the evil we face and the urgent
need for us to join forces, to absolutely and totally defeat it. civilized nations will crush the terrorists, block their funding, strip them of their territory and drive them out of this earth. >> one of the things that
the president was most pleased about was getting a commitment from arab nations and other muslim nations around the world to dry up the financing for terrorists. terrorism was one of the topics and climate change. the president making news on climate change, tweeting i will make my final decision on the paris accord. he has been mulling whether or not the united states should stay in the paris accord of 2015 or withdraw. the president is concerned adhering to the protocols in that hearing may call the united states to fall behind
china and jobs and manufacturing. according to his chief advisor gary cohn thinking on the paris climate accord and whether or not the united states should stay in has been quote, evolving. listen to what he said a short time ago. >> there was a very frank exchange of views on climate. i think the president made it very clear that he's, you know, he's spending time on the topic. he's spending time on climate, he's spending time on the paris agreement. he's not made a final decision on paris. he continues to study. >> there are a lot of competing pressures for the president. on one side emppa administratio, and on the other hand he's got gary cohn and jared kushner. we don't know until next week.
>> he'll have a long time to think about it on the flight west. you do win the back stop sweepstakes. safe travel homes. a little more insight, let's bring in army green beret, you've listened to him and studied his trip abroad as well. what do american allies and for that matter, enemies know about us and know about president trump that they didn't know at the beginning of this trip? >> well, leland, i think one of the biggest take aways, certainly that i took and i did listen to that speech, actually, i thought it was a great speech, i was moved by the story of the american sailor that earned the medal of honor, but i think the take away is that president trump is a man that is certainly, when it comes to n.a.t.o. and collective security and the burden sharing, you know, what he said on the campaign trail and what he said in, you know,
over the last couple of months, plus or minus some kind of new -- nuances. he said to to their faces. i don't know that they came away liking him any more or less than beforehand, but came away with respect and this is a man that said the same thing to their face. >> and interestingly you said you're not sure if they liked him more or less. this from macron, somewhat part of the socialist and then ran for president himself. this is what he said after g-7 having met president trump. >> i found someone open and willing to deal with us, macron said and with someone whom i have disagreements we
spoke about calmly. i saw someone who listens and who is willing to work. so, what is the disconnect between what you just said, based on sort of what we all saw, the president who sort of lectured everybody at n.a.t.o. and was very forceful publicly at the g-7, and then what president trump macron said. normally it's the other way, you're tough behind closed doors and quiet and diplomatic publicly. it seems as though this president reverses that. >> yeah, well, i based it off you certainly see some of the comments that, you know, angela merkel and some of her staff came out. i think they certainly, they took a lot of it. this is a president that understands, i think, differently how to shape a deal. and i think that the public kind of shaping of this thing in terms of coming out strong and saying, you know, look, there is collective security here for a reason, and you need to raise your burden sharing spend. when gets behind closed doors, that's when the horse trading
starts to take place. and i think that you have to at some point, right, 'cause i think that that european mindset, well, let's just do everything quietly behind the scenes, that doesn't work. we've been trying that for years. if it takes a president to come out and beat them over the head publicly and shame them a bit, well, then that's what it's going to have to take. i think that europe is on the precipice of some serious confrontations in the very near future. look what's happening in the balance balkins. if it's you think that the balkins, is the next one with russia, and the president not endorsing article five and america renews the commitment to an attack on one and is attack on all? >> i think that people are
making something out of. >> you said how important n.a.t.o. is, and the-- how is that nothing? >> n.a.t.o. is nothing if it isn't article five. the explicit and implicit article five, the security that you hit one of us, you hit all of us. it's not symbolic. look, the very reason when trump says, you know, we still support n.a.t.o., n.a.t.o. is article five. so, you know, if people were hoping to hear, you know, president trump specifically say the words, we support article five, him saying we support n.a.t.o., it's the same thing. ang i think people are trying to make a mountain out of a molehill and looking for daylight between the speech he gave and a speech that certainly obama, you know, or somebody like president obama
would have given and the differences are, what obama said he didn't do. trump, we're actually stepping up here and he's trying to get them to spend. but, you know, look, in my mind, if you say you're going to support n.a.t.o., you're supporting article five because without one there isn't the other. >> that's an interesting perspective, ben, one we'll see if it plays out here as the other european leaders start to give their readouts and feelings on this and what the russians do in response to this g-7 summit and the n.a.t.o. meeting as well. benecole collins, appreciate yo being with us, my friend. we'll see you. out to elizabeth in ocean city. >> the president is greeted by allegations regarding russian investigation. and what do they make of this. congressman, thank you for joining us, i want to start with the russian investigation. a growing list of trump
associates have come under fire with a number of allegations. i want to ask you, how do you get to work in a week with all the fog? >> well, you know, elizabeth, i think what we've seen with a lot of the stories, they come out and there's a lot of innuendo and a lot of smoke, when witnesses get put underoath and have to answer questions, we haven't seen a lot of answers. comey said he was seeking more under the fbi investigation. when people were put under oath in front of congress, no, no, we have enough resources. again, when witnesses were put under oath, no obstruction. a lot of these things will be tested once witnesses are brought in so i'm not sure t's not true. i think your second part of the question, it's incumbent on members of congress not to get blinded by some of the hysteria out there about russia. there are issues that need to be addressed, i think they will be, but we have to focus on doing things that american
people sent us to washington to do. obviously, it means bringing the health care bill to fruition. you have to do major tax reform and you've got to tax action to drain the swamp. so we keep our eye on that ball, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. i think it would be a huge mistake to let some of the media reports blind us and keep us from doing the job we were sent here to do. >> to elaborate on one of your points, we heard from former cia director john brennan. he would say there's not much more coming out. for voters at home, they're not seeing traction on taxes, not seeing traction on health care and look at cbo report, maybe they're worried. what do you say to them? >> well, i think part of it is is you have the senate undergoing a process with the health care bill, that is deliberately designed not to be negotiating everything in the press. i think it's probably not going
to be helpful if they were to do that. i think there's a lot of work being done on taxes and i think a km -- couple of issues holding it up. i think that can be resolved sometime, hopefully in the early fall. so i think there are things on track, but look, i mean, elizabeth, the bottom line is, if you have somebody give a press conference talking about russia allegations, on one hand and a press conference talking about tax reform, guess which press conference the media is going to. that's the reality of the situation we're in right now. >> i want to bring you to another topic because we saw a lot of reaction when we saw the president's budget blueprint as it went to capitol hill. what did you love and what did you hate? for our viewers at home, they have to remember this is not a bill, that these come from every administration, every time we see a budget come up and it's not necessarily something that's going to be put into fruition.
that's congress's work to handle the budget. >> not only that, but we've passed budgets in the house and the budget doesn't even spend the money, you have to actually pass appropriations bill to do that. we struggle to do that because the senate, people like harry reid have filibustered those bills. so i think that the budget is kind after philosophical blueprint. there were some things that i definitely thought the president did a great job on. fortifying our defenses and he said it today, when you have strength that's the best way to have peace. when you show weakness people who want to do some harm take shots at you. i think on the defense portion, i think that was solid and there was a realization in the budget that the regulatory state has gotten out of control. they've already done things, done some good things to roll that back, but they envision even more. i think if you want it get to 3 or 4% growth you have to take some of the dead weight off of the economy.
>> right and a lot of talk about that dead weight and what is dead weight. congressman, we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> of course, keep it here all weekend long on fox news channel. coming up tom-- tomorrow on the media buzz at 11:00. chris wallace talking security and terrorism with homeland security secretary kelly. that's on fox news sunday, check your local listings for time and channel. >> this memorial day weekend, we remember the thousands of our troops still listed as missing in action in past wars and we take a look at the new high-tech efforts to identify remains and bring comfort to families decades after their loved ones went missing. plus, we'll return to the eastern shore and find out what small business owners there think of how president trump is handling the economy and his
promise to cut red tape and taxes. will it help jump start their businesses? and up next, brand new raids toed in manchester, england. five days after the deadly suicide bombing there, rick leventhal on the ground as the new developments break. hi, rick. >> and leland, rain falling now for the first time in manchester since monday night's attack. people still flocking to this memorial in st. ann's square to pay respects as another warning of an attack on this weekend in the u.k. we'll have that coming up. beyond is a natural pet food
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holiday weekend. there's a possibility of another attack and asking the people to not let their guard down. this as manchester police continue their aggressive investigation raiding yet another location this morning, and that's at least the 13th raid so far with a controlled explosion for an entry into a home where two more suspects have been arrested, that means a total of 11 people are now in custody with possible ties to terror, possible ties to a network of a suicide bomber salman abedi. and ties to a possible apartment days before the bombing. he may have gotten training in libya where his father and brother are held. and we've seen armed police patrolling trains for the fires time and extra security, a so-called ring of steel protecting some 1300 events across the u.k. >> the public should be clear
about what this means. a threat level of severe means an attack a highly likely, the country should remain village lament. in recent days members of the armed forces have been assisting police in providing reassurance to the public under operation tempra. >> this memorial in st. ann's square, a tribute to those killed in the attack, the youngest eight years old. and 63 treated are still in hospitals. 20 of them in critical care. leland: rick leventhal in manchester, as the sun sets on another day there. rick, thank you. a little later in the show, robin simcox of the heritage foundation joins us for more on the manchester attack and breaking news, president trump
is in the air on air force one, headed home from his first foreign trip. tweeting out, just let the g-7 summit, great meetings on everything, especially on trade, where we pushed for the removal of all trade distorting practices to foster a truly level playing field, that being one of mr. trump's big messages, a fairfield, will it be at n.a.t.o., everyone paying fair share or here, trying to work with the eu on trade. more on the politics of the president's trip when we come back in a few minutes. meantime, elizabeth has more from the shore. hi, elizabeth. elizabeth: hi, leland, well, new news overseas. isis is claiming responsibility for an attack that killed people in egypt. they attacked a bus carrying coptic christians. and he asked that president
trump make good on the promise to fight terrorism. leland: and police in oregon made an arrest after an attack on a train. they charged jeremy christian with two counts of aggravated murder and one of attempted murder. that he was yelling slurs to two women who appeared to be muslim. when others tried to intervene, they were attacked. elizabeth: coming up on america's news headquarters. remembering our troops serving in harm's way right now this memorial day weekend with some very special messages from the shore. >> stay safe, keep fighting for our freedom. i know it's hard, it's been a very, very long time over what they do overseas. stay strong, hopefully one day all of this will be resolved. >> thank you for your service. >> thank you. i count on my dell small business advisor
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tourism here in ocean city under the trump administration. we want to hear how locals are reacting. and here is the state delegate, thank you for joining us, mary beth. the state of maryland certainly did not vote for trump, this county and surroundings counties did. >> first, we want to thank fox for being in ocean city, maryland, and excited you're here. when it comes to president trump he has strong support on maryland's eastern shore. as a matter of fact, during the campaign, donald trump came to a high school and had a great turnout there and since then continued to enjoy support. i think it's because so many people on maryland's eastern shore, they support his pro economic development, pro jobs and pro public safety message, particularly in light of what he is going on in the world today. elizabeth: when we go up and down this boardwalk and especially at the hotel where we are right now, we're talking
four and fifth generation families running these businesses. did they want president trump to fight against outsourcing jobs and immigration was a hot topic for a hot of voters, but sometime they need the summer help. how do you straighten at that out? >> here in ocean city, as you're finding out with your interviews, you have family businesses and it's generational and we're very proud of the fact that these businesses can be passed along, but they can only thrive and we can only provide those jobs if the policies are in place to do that. with president trump, with governor hogan at the state level, you see a focus on jobs and economic development and that's so important, and what's very encouraging is now we're seeing more of our young people returning to the eastern shore. if they go away to school they
come back and see economic opportunity. and you look at the top, you have a president and governor focused on jobs and economic opportunity. elizabeth: i was curious about that and there were people saying, yes, we rely on the visa program, but at the same time they want to offer that who locals before they offer overseas, is that what you're seeing and from the governor as well? >> yes, we need to do both. and if you look at governor hogan's focus on economic development and jobs since he came into office in 2015, the state of maryland has gone from number 49 in economic development to number 11 in 2016. that's a tremendous, tremendous progress being made, but you have to put the focus on that. you're right, it has to be a balancing act. our small business owners in ocean city depend on the j-1 student and also depend on their own students and their own children coming back and running the businesses.
we have to focus on that, but you have to have policies and you have to have a commitment at the federal level and at the state level and coming all the way down. elizabeth: regardless. >> absolutely. elizabeth: there's been a lot of talk of domestic security, a big push on the president's campaign. are you seeing a lot of resip ti -- receptive business owners. when you saw the word soft targets, you've got three miles of boardwalk and ten miles of coastline. people are here with their families. you don't want to think about it. >> we at the ocean shore are proud of our strong law enforcement partnerships. and i want to emphasize partnership. it's the county sheriff's department, the state of maryland, d.n.r., police and coast guard. we all work together. as a matter of fact, we just had a great event earlier this
week and i brought my own white board here because we had the coast guard and the maryland department of natural resources police come together, as we should, local, state, and federal partners and we have a campaign. elizabeth: and you want your voters to support. and these men behind us, i've seen them all weekend, they're here to protect the families because being a soft target is real and it's scary for families. >> that's right. if you've been up and down the boardwalk, you've had sheriff's department, ocean city police working together. and you've had some undercover federals that you wouldn't have seen. so, we're very proud that we do this the right way in ocean city and on maryland's eastern shore. elizabeth: we appreciate it and there's a lot of small towns and thousands of small businesses across the country family owned looking at you for an example. thank you, mary beth. >> thank you, liz. elizabeth: leland. leland: well, this weekend, as you just saw, so many of us will enjoy the unofficial start of summer.
for families who lost loved ones protecting our freedom, it's a solemn trip to the only place they can be together. for one family, such a visit has been impossible for 55 years. their father was shot down over vietnam and only identified and then buried yesterday. but for many military families, such closure is still a work in progress. bry bryan telling us why they have hope. >> 50 years ago his brother jimmy left to fight in korea and never came back. >> he looked at his brother, he probably doesn't remember this, he said, you know where i'm going. that's all he said. he didn't say where he's going. and he said to him, he think you know where i'm going. >> the 19-year-old army corporal is one of 82,000 lost
at war and never found at least not initially. the u.s. has collected unidentified remains from all over the world. and she wonders will her uncle is among them. she and her dad are submitted dna hoping for a match. my dad is 88, i'd love to give him a final closure answer. >> a breakthrough dna testing in dover, delaware, is identifying remains which scientists could not just a decade ago. >> we've tested everything from a tooth, to a rib, whether it happened yesterday or 60 years ago, that pain is always there. but from a science point of it, looking at it and being dedicated is to never lose hope. >> so far the program put a name to the remains of 1200 service members, thanks to their family members dna. for calsanity's, it would be
stop the limbo for my father, until he passes, maybe he'll never have an answer. maybe some day in heaven he will. >> this week there's new hope, the military telling they believe that the corporal could be among the 157 korean wore casualties buried at the tomb of the unknown of the pacific, where dna has led to unknown unaccounted for. leland: and it's important this weekend in new york. bryan, thank you. back to liz with what's coming up. elizabeth: and isis includes sin city in a new propaganda video. we'll find out how las vegas and other terrorist targets are being protected in the wake of the deadly manchester attack. and how the local economy is doing during the new trump era and the mood of the folks here.
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>> the manchester suicide bombing showed yet a different way. isis can attack the soft underbelly of a free society. and despite heightened security around the country or maybe thanks to heightened security for memorial day weekend, department of homeland security secretary john kelly says, basically, we're safe. >> our ability to identify questionable travelers is very, very, very good because of the data bases we maintain. i am very, very confident that we're doing a very effective job in protecting. now, that said, it's a constant
threat and we always have to be vigilant. leland: robin simcox, terrorism and national security analyst with the heritage foundation, robin, good to see you. i'm struck when i hear u.s. officials say basically we're doing our best. they have to be right 100% of the time. the terrorists only have to be right once. absolutely right and that one time can have devastating effects especially when you think of the kind of methods that terrorists are using today, guns, knives, trucks, as you see increasingly in europe. it's overwhelming to law enforcement. leland: why does it seem the terrorists are one step ahead. we have experts on and they say if only we had protected people who were leaving the stadium as in the case of manchester, everything would be fine, but nobody seemed to think of that before. >> to my mind, it's about the scale of the threat and the amount of people that are potential concern to law enforcement intelligence agencies. let me give an example from the
u.k. 23,000 people is the concern for the u.k. security sources, no way they have been able to track that amount of people and you prioritize who do you follow and carry out surveillance on and we can't get it right at the time. leland: note from the las vegas review journal, coming out in the past 48 or so hours about a new islamic state video. it showcases the islamic state groups new developed weapons and its final scene is a series of shots, including the las vegas strip and new york's times square while a narrator calls for lone wolf attacks in america, europe and russia. so, you have isis calling for the lone wolf attacks and we saw the effects of those in vehicle-born attacks and those kinds of things. but at the same time we see in the london, manchester attacks, a fairly high sophistication in a real cell here. >> this gives you a perfect
example of how overwhelming the threat is. isis has so many options and different forms of attacks to carry out and ultimately the target, las vegas, new york, high amounts of people, high concentration of people. they know they can carry out devastating attacks and the u.s. can only do so much to stop it. leland: back to secretary kelly, who said this on fox and friends yesterday morning. >> i was telling steve on the way in here, if he knew what i know about terrorism, he'd never leave the house in the morning. >> really? >> yeah, but the good news again, we have the finest men and women in uniform, out of uniform, police officers, local law enforcement, new york city cops protecting us. leland: does that have to be the answer? of course, it was london's answer to hitler's blitz. it was new york's answer to 9/11. does that have to be our answer, trust the folks in uniform who put their lives on the line are doing their jobs and go about our normal day? >> absolutely, trust in them. they're doing selfless and hard
work on this kind of issue, make sure to fund those agencies in order to give them capacity to do so, but also, i think that we should also retain our anger at some of this. i don't think that we should just learn to accept that this is the new way of life. i don't want there to be more attacks like manchester and i don't want to see it in the u.s. either. leland: we keep hearing it every time in retrospect, if you see something, say something, a neighbor said i didn't say anything about it. rob robin, thank you. back out to liz. elizabeth: around 4 million people will visit ocean city, maryland. and the small businesses make money like the small business lined me, the francis scott hotel. how they capitalize on this very short time.
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we're trying to make it more of a year-round resort and the town does a great job promoting itself with conventions on the weekends, but summertime is still our bread and butter. elizabeth: that's one small business owners talking how crucial the next few months are for her livelihood, instead of year-round. and trump talked about kick starting regulation, particularly on small businesses. and we're finding out how they're rating it. joining us from the francis scott and a member of the commission. you have a great standpoint from us. from the standpoint of a small business owner, you've had to adapt to a changing time, changing economy. how do you market to people to come out, just in this window and capitalize on it. and they need to be confident when they're shopping and buying and looking for vacations. >> our travelers, they have a lot of options now, you have to
offer great service and it comes down to having a good staff and being accessible, but ocean city, we have a very, very small season. kids get out of school now, probably i'd say second week of june and then labor day is ten weeks later. so where ocean city season used to be memorial day to labor day, it's tweaked down to the mid june going to labor day and one of the great things that governor hogan has done, has given when labor day is when the schools are in maryland. that's huge for us. at the same time you need to have confidence in consumers, you need to have reasonable gas prices and feel okay. for people who don't know your resort is across from an outlet center. >> correct. elizabeth: you want them not only to come to the resort, but shop, too and they have to have faith that they have enough room in their pocketbook to do so. do you see a change in this administration than years past? >> i wouldn't say i see any change in the administration. as business owners especially a small business owner that's family owned, you have to
change how you do your marketing. change how you're presenting your business. you have to listen to constructive criticism, so, when your guests are telling you, you have to listen and then you have to adjust and take those things. it's difficult to be in a small business like ocean city, that's weather dependent. it's a beautiful weekend. if this would have been a rainy weekend, it would have been a rainout for the business. you have to be business savvy to get through nine weeks of a seasonal town. elizabeth: we only have 30 seconds left, but how do you take on technology, bookings.com and hotels.com when you're not on the water. your resort is not on the water. >> the francis scott key, i'm proud of my co-workers, we're rated for trip advisor for families. i think it comes down to good service, a good product and getting your price in the right place. you have to know who you are and market to. for us, that's the family. elizabeth: thank you so much, i wish you guys the very best. elizabeth: we love the small
businesses that we've gotten to visit with. >> please come back. elizabeth: we will. leland. leland: when we return from ocean city and washington, a look back at president donald trump's first official overseas trip. this is him saying, goodbye in italy to a number of the troops there at an air base. we'll tell you why the trump administration says the big nine-day trip is a big win. >> and officials say expect a quarter of a million people to be here this memorial day weekend and for law enforceme enforcement, that means hundreds of thousands of lives they need to protect. we'll speak with one law enforcement officer after the break on how they're preparing.
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memorial day weekend. we're going to take you live to italy. leland: plus, when the president lands back home, he'll get back to a capitol obsessed with the russia investigation. we're going to talk to a white house reporter about the very latest developments. elizabeth: and we celebrate the official start of the summer travel season right here in beautiful ocean city, maryland. we're going to have tips to keep you and your family safe at the beach this year. ♪ be. ♪ ♪ elizabeth: and welcome to a very sunny edition of "america's news headquarters" from ocean city, maryland. i'm elizabeth prann. happy memorial day. hi, leland. leyna: hey. looks -- leland: looks like a lot of fun out there. i'm leland vittert, we'll get right to it. as we speak, president donald
trump flying back home after wrapping up his first overseas trip. the president made a stop to see some of our troops in italy before taking off. john roberts traveling with the president and has the only backdrop that is better than liz's today. hey, john. [laughter] >> reporter: and it's only because of the mountains and the food. i'll give you the food as well. leland, good afternoon. the president left the naval air station about an hour ago boarding air force one heading west to the united states and washington, d.c. but not before he stopped and paid tribute to the sailors and naval airmen and civilians who are at what's called the hub of the head here at the naval air station this sicily. they really take care of a large, large region where there is a lot of problems, so the president was very thankful for the work that the men and women of the military put in to keep this area of the mediterranean safe. he wrapped up his nine-day visit with a speech there and really kind of doing a wrap-up as well
of the overall trip, saying that one of the things he's most happy about was the fact that he got a new commitment from arab nations, muslim nations around the world, israelis and our nato partners and e.u. partners to rein in terrorism and to try to fight the extremist ideology
that fuels it. here's what the president said just a short time ago. >> i am now more hopeful than ever in the possibility that nations of many faiths and from many religions and from many regions all over, all over can join together in a common cause. >> reporter: but as the president heads back to the united states, he is flying into the face of a new plait call storm -- political storm after reports that his son-in-law, jared kushner n a meeting in december with the russian ambassador to the united states, sergei kislyak, allegedly asked if they could establish a secure communications line between the trump transition and moscow.
ostensibly, that line may have been to allow the incoming national security adviser, lieutenant general michael flynn, to have secure communications with russian generals to talk about the way forward with syria and in the greater cooperation in terms of the fight against isis. at a press conference just before leaving the g7 here, h.r. mcmaster, the national security adviser, and gary cohn, the president's chief economy adviser, refused to take any questions about jared kushner. at one point h.r. mcmaster basically saying, don't you have
anything better to talk about? listen here. >> i'm happy to talk about anything about the trip, anything about what the president's goals were on the trip, what progress we made and then what we're going to focus on to toll through -- follow through in the areas of counterterrorism, countering terrorist financing, countering radical islamist ideologies and how we're forming new partnerships in the region,
developing a coherent response to iran's disruptive behavior in the region, what we're working on education in with the -- in connection with the
threat from north korea, does anybody care about any of that stuff? [laughter] >> reporter: ended all's can't jared kushner and russia. the president tweeting out he will make a final decision on what to do about the paris climate accord next week. the big question is will he keep the united states in the paris climate accord of 2015 or will he, as many people expected he would, withdraw from that. we'll see. he had a lot of discussions with european leaders. we're told that his thinking about has, quote, evolved, but we don't know to what degree. leland: well, he'll have a lot of time to think on the flight west and hopefully be, john, you'll have some time to enjoy a little food in italy. great work this trip, thank you. [laughter] elizabeth with a little bit more from the jersey shore -- pardon me, the maryland shore. you never know where you are, liz.
elizabeth: that's true. i travel often. joining me now is reuters white house correspondent aisha rosco. be thank you for joining us. i want to start with the challenges that the president has upon his return. what do you think is his biggest challenge as he comes back? >> well, his biggest challenge is going to be dealing with all of these stories that are coming out about, you know, possible russia collusion and things of that nature. i mean, obviously, the investigations are ongoing and no findings have been made, but it is casting a shadow over the president's agenda. elizabeth: okay. it's absolutely casting a shadow. he needs to get everybody focused in the white house when he returns. any reports of a shake-up, any reports of tactics when he gets back, can and when we look at, for example, his twitter -- he often communicates on twitter -- we don't see anything domestically. he's been talking about the paris accord and returning back to the states, nothing domestically about taxes or health care. so how does he really rally the troops when he returns?
>> well, i think reuters is reporting that there's talk of setting up this war room where you would bring in maybe some old campaign hands, bring them in, have them focus on responding to these stories, responding to everything that's coming out about the russia investigation and then allow others in the white house to focus on those domestic issues that you talked about, to focus on tax reform, to focus on he so they're trying to, basically, give the white house officials some breathing room so that they can focus on those issues that matter probably most to the american people and then have others focus on the russia investigation. elizabeth: by the same token, you know, we talk a lot about all the domestic things that the president said he wanted to accomplish at a certain time. we're looking at toward the end of summer. but he also has to balance all the foreign threats. that's not going away. north korea, the civil war in syria.
so how does he balance that? >> well, i think he's going to have to take a look at how he can get, how he can get congress on board with doing the things that he needs to do on health care, on infrastructure, tax reform. but then always you have to be ready for those threats. i mean, there's a lot going on especially with manchester, etc. so they're going to have to, they're going to have to balance both of those, the foreign and the domestic issues. they're going to have to make sure that they're staying on top of everything which is always a challenge for any presidency. elizabeth: lawmakers come back to the hill shortly after the president does, but a lot of people are focusing on the fact, you know, we heard from former cia director john brennan, people are saying testimony -- we didn't necessarily learn anything new, so how do lawmakers get back to what they are elected to do, and can the president help also say, listen, we all need to get back to work? >> well, i think what the president can do is try to focus -- not to be distracted by
all these stories that are coming out each day and focus really on, okay, this is what we want to do when it comes to taxes. this is what we want to do with health care and really kind of drive those messages home. he uses his twitter, you know, often to get around the news media, so he could try to set the agenda that way. it seemed like the white house, though, has often been on defense because things are kind of hitting them at all angles. so i think the president could try to stet agenda that -- set the agenda that way. congress is saying, you know, look, we are trying to get things done. we think we're going to make progress, but they're going to have to try to get on one accord, try to get some unity on what they actually want to do. elizabeth: yeah. especially when we just heard, you know, the findings from the cbo report. i mean, there's a lot of work to be done. thank you so much for joining us, certainly no shortage of topics. appreciate it. >> thank you. leland: a lot of work and no
shortage of political in-fighting either. let's wring in our fair -- bring in our fair and balance panel, al matter and brad blakeman, former top adviser to president george w. bush. brad, back in the days when president bush used to travel, this was your favorite moment. you'd set up the whole trip, the president was on his way home. he comes back, as president trump pointed out w a number of deliverables, a lot of wins here. does that translate into domestic political capital? >> it sure does. it creates an opportunity now for him to pivot. we're going to see this week, on wednesday, he will go to des moines, iowa, and he'll have a rally, and he'll lay out, i'm sure, his domestic agenda which is going to be a challenge to congress to legislate and to get things done before the end of the year. so i think the president has had a tremendous trip internationally. now he has to turn that into a successful domestic agenda back here in washington. but i think he comes back with the wind at his back now. i think he has the opportunity
now also to put the investigations where they belong, and that's behind closed doors. we have a special counsel, there is no need for the white house to be on this every day feeding stories that are uncorroborated by unnamed sources and by leakers who are, so far, the only criminals in this matter. leland: so, al, does this give the president a unique sort of moment now to reset the narrative, come back and perhaps try to get movement on something? so far when it comes to domestic policies other than executive actions, not much has happened. >> i think it gives him a little bit of an opportunity in the sense that his declining ratings will probably stabilize a little. he did deliver some messaging that his base will be excited about, but he's not on the same page with the congress. he wants to regulate drug prices, that's health care. he doesn't like the border adjustability plan, that's paul ryan's plan. how does he use his capital to drive things when he can't even agree with republican leaders? leland: what is the difference,
brad, in terms of the broad message appeal that president trump won on as he was on the campaign stump and very successfully so sort of sold these ideas to the american people? implementing them, however, seems to be a lot harder said than done for him. >> it always is for a president. leland: do you think he's figuring that out? >> oh, absolutely. you have to turn rhetoric into action, and the way to do that is do can what he did in his successful foreign travels, is hit the road. deals are made on pennsylvania avenue, but they're sold on main street. so right now the president should have thematic weeks where he's going out and speaking on the economy, he's going out and speaking on taxes, on health care reform. the success of a president is using the bully pulpit to his advantage and getting outside of washington and going to those places where he can make a difference and putting pressure on the people who are, ultimately, going to be voting on this. >> i was just going to say here's the problem, when you go abroad you're dealing with a foreign leader, it's easier to make a deal one-on-one. back here he's dealing with 535
legislators, about 100 of which are investigating him. so it's a difficult arena. leland: to that point, the democrats have decided even if it's in the best interests of the country to make a deal, politically it's in their best interests to will be instruct everything on the president's agenda. he's a little bit, you know, tied -- maybe not two hands behind his back, but certainly one. >> but the good news is that we control the house, the senate and the white house. and the american -- leland: but paul ryan can't control his own caucus. >> look, the fact of the matter is we got the health care bill through the house. now it's in the senate. and when they reach the ability to reconcile the two bills, a deal is going to be made. look, it's not donald trump who made these promises, it's everybody who stood for election in 2016. and by the way, 2017's got to be a year for action because 2018's going to be a year of reflection. leland: well, we're back at the election circuit then. al, brad, appreciate your insights as well. thanks so much. a lot more coming up here
all weekend long as the president returns home. coming up tomorrow, 11 a.m. eastern, "media buzz," howard kurtz talks about the coverage of the president's first trip and the latest russia revelations and the role of what brad was just talking about, leaks. and chris wallace talks to senators durbin and cassidy about the white house budget rollout and the future of health care, both big things. debt ceiling will probably come up as well. check your local listings for time and channel. with that, back out to liz. elizabeth: that's right. coming up after the break, leland, how is law enforcement handling and working hard this weekend to keep beach lovers safe near ocean city? we'll talk about it, especially in the wake of the manchester suicide attack. and as the high season cranks up at beaches from coast to coast, what's being done to keep human encounters with sharks at a safe min numb. ♪ ♪ ♪ (vo) my name is bryan.
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the beautiful scene here in ocean city, maryland. there's about three miles or so of boardwalk, and i'm looking all the way to my left and all the way to my right, and it is a packed boardwalk this weekend. and with all the heightened security at soft targets around the world, especially after the manchester suicide bombing, we wanted to see how ocean city in particular was handling that threat. joining me now, county sheriff michael lewis. did i get it right? >> thank you, liz. you did a wonderful job. better than most. elizabeth: i appreciate it. maybe not perfect, better than most n. all seriousness, we are on the heels of a deadly attack, obviously describe canned as a soft target. i'm looking up and down this boardwalk, a lot of families enjoying their time here, but it's your job to protect them and many others -- >> absolutely. elizabeth: -- to protect these people this weekend. how do you step up to that task? it's new, it's a different threat. >> we've been partnering with the ocean city police department and the worcester county office
to keep ocean city residents and our visitors safe. and we swell to about 3-350,000 people any summer day. this is our kickoff holiday weekend being memorial day, and i've got to tell you we love to see this boardwalk packed like this. but like you, we have concerns, obviously. not only do we have uniform members of our lawsuit agencies -- law enforcement agencies, we have covert operators working up and down this boardwalk all day and all night long to insure that we're on top of anything. and we work very closely with our joint terrorism task force. we're on top of everything. we're very confident that those who are visiting ocean city, maryland, this weekend are going to have an incredible weekend. elizabeth: right. >> we want them to of to have a good weekend, but like anyone, we are concerned of the potential of anything happening. elizabeth: it's your job to think of the potential, and unfortunately it's morbid and has been a reality. >> it has. elizabeth: it's your job to think of to every scenario, law enforcement agencies across the
country, it's memorial day everywhere, obviously. so how have you adapted that? how do you think of every scenario? because you have to be right 100% of the time, no matter what. >> we certainly do. we receive intel reports with the fbi and get a lot from department of homeland security. so we're well aware of threats throughout the nation, but with we have to stay focused on our mission to insure the safety of everyone not only those who live in ocean city, but those who visit this area. you must travel through my county immediately west of where we're sitting today to get here, and it is a concern that we deal with every single day on patrol. and through the grace of god, we hope and pray that this holiday weekend for all americans is a safe weekend on memorial day weekend. elizabeth: not a time for you to be politically correct, i assume. >> no, it's not. that's what's destroyed our country, political correctness. we have to focus on the issues head on. we can't be politically correct. elizabeth: does that come from leadership? do you feel like you have that
leadership right now? >> we certainly have it under president trump, that's for sure. elizabeth: all right, sheriff. thank you so much. thank you for keeping us safe. happy memorial day. >> yes, ma'am. you too. leland: coming up, president trump says his budget proposal will increase growth and cut a lot of big government funding, but some lawmakers -- even republicans -- say they aren't thrilled with mr. trump's plan. why they're concerned coming up after the break. ♪ ♪
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>> that's a pretty good strategic outline of what the country needs. elizabeth elizabeth okay. i didn't want to interrupt you because you laid out three bullet points. the first one you said was taking a cut to entitlements, and i assume you're saying that's when critics say, look, he's going to be taking a knife to domestic programs that we need that includes science, social welfare programs, research programs, you have to pacify people who depend on those programs, so how do lawmakers going forward appease those people but also try to incorporate some of these suggestions from the president? >> if you admit that there are overlapping programs, four different departments do worker training, if you are willing to admit there's a lot of administrative complications and a lot of agencies don't even talk to each other even though they do the same thing, then you have to admit -- as the general accountability office has said and as even the congressional budget office has said -- there
is a lot of things that can be changed in this budget in entitlements and in annual funding that will save a lot of money and bring a lot of efficiencies. now, i'm not saying that the president's recommendations are all good. but i'm saying he's on the right track. elizabeth: okay. a look at some of these biggest cuts. i look at the department of state and international aid, that was going to be cut, and i think we have a graphic. down 29%. the epa down 31%. those sound like really large percentages. are there places where the president can maybe not cut quite as much? i mean, those sound like double-digit numbers. >> well, they are double digit. in some cases it's a reduction in grant programs. in other words, there will not be as many grants given out in some program or some other program. in some cases they are eliminations. and i do think the president has said this is what i want, why don't you all in congress respond and let's see if we can, to use a famous phrase, make it great again.
as you said, this isn't a blueprint -- this is a blueprint, this isn't the final word with. elizabeth: i want to go to point number two, you talked about a tax plan, a calculation. i assume that has a lot to do with the fact the federal government really wants to push the burden, the costs of medicaid onto states. first of all, is that ever going to happen and, b, how much of a relief would that be for balancing a budget? >> well, actually medicaid, as you know, has a lot of problems. the state/federal split is part of it. and i think medicaid is going to be an area where there'll be a lot of give and take during these negotiations. but let's remember something about medicaid. we have 51 million people, that is one out of every seven human beings in this country, on medicaid. we've got to do something better than that. and eventually, somebody's going to pick up the tab, and usually it's insurance companies through hospitals and, basically, it's the taxpayer. so you got to think about is
there a way to provide this and make sure it goes to people who are needy and not people, frankly, who are greedy. elizabeth elizabeth okay. -- elizabeth: okay, my last question, and we don't have a ton of time, but we've had a lot of people critical of the math here, the calculation. is the growth that experts predict too good to be true? >> i think it is. remember, we boomers -- [audio difficulty] we're going out of the work force now. and if you go back 30 years, we were in our prime working years. and that demographic fact is working against us. and something else. productivity has slowed down, and so as people get older, they are less productive. and so i don't think that it's wrong to argue that you can't really get consistent 3% real growth without some dramatic changes. elizabeth: all right. dramatic, is right. steve bell, thank you so much for joining us. we always depend on you to break down some of these very complex nuances. thank you, sir.
>> thank you. and i'm jealous that you're out there. [laughter] elizabeth: thank you. leland? leland: aren't we all? and on this memorial day, border patrol agents say drug smugglers -- say that three times fast -- are getting increasingly bold and creative when it comes to transporting product into the united states. our william la jeunesse with more from the border. >> on a typical day a few months ago, you would see three, four, five rafts full of people coming across. now, as you can see, there's not very much going on. >> reporter: but a few miles away, smugglers are busy with drugs. in texas smugglers float fully-loaded trucks filled with marijuana across the rio grand. this one got turned back by the border patrol, forcing the driver to ditch it in the river. coworkers tried to swim the bot back to mexico. and when we were there, it happened again. so moments ago this pickup was on the u.s. side filled with marijuana. border patrol gave chase.
they turned around, dumped it in the rio grand. we got about half the marijuana, the other half went back to mexico on a raft. most pot is backpacked over the border. by contrast, 81% of hard drugs cross at the ports of entry in cars. >> we've seen narcotics shaped like carrots, mangos, lime, watermelon. so they'll employ -- they'll take advantage of whatever's there. >> reporter: agents' best defense walks on four legs, not too. >> it really doesn't matter. >> reporter: americans get about 95% of their heroin, coke and methamphetamine from mexico hiding in tires, bumpers and buckets. here in the rio rio grandevalle, seizures more than doubled from last year. >> reporter: william la jeunesse, fox news. elizabeth: all right. when we come back, much more from here in ocean city,
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♪ ♪ >> and in my lifetime, the heroes of world war world war i, the doughboys, the g.i.s of world war ii or korea or vietnam, each died for a cause he considered more important than his own life. and how they must have wished, in all the ugliness that war brings, that no other generation of young men to follow would have to undergo that same experience. leland: unfortunately, that wish did not come true. americans in uniform are answering the call once again, fighting the war on terror in iraq, afghanistan, syria, somalia, yemen and, of course, in harm's way around or the globe. andrew brennan, an army helicopter pilot in afghanistan, says just like the boys of world
war ii, vietnam and korea, those who have fought deserve a place to honor the sacrifice made by their fellow service members in the war on terror. andrew, we'll get to the idea of the me moarl in a minute, but i first want to get your thought on this coming off what president reagan said. it used to be that g.i.s went overseas, they fought a war, they came home to peace. now we are 16 years into the war on terror, and it seems, if anything, to be intensifying. >> sure. the paradigm for war has really shifted over the last 16 years, and it makes it very challenging when you start talking about, you know, how do we adequately pay tribute to these sacrifices that our service members and their families have made over a 16-year conflict if there is no end in sight for it. leland: i'm always touched, tomorrow we'll be out at arlington for memorial day, and i'm always touched by the juxtaposition between so many americans enjoying the unofficial start to summer and
other americans whose family members have paid the ultimate cost, spending that weekend in a cemetery, for lack of a better term. where's the balance? where should americans find the right balance between saying thank you and celebrating the freedoms that people like you fought for? >> i mean, obviously, we want everybody to enjoy the long weekend and things like that, but, you know, taking time to remember the folks that have served and, again, the families as well, that's one thing that i think a lot of times gets overlooked. we will have many people at arlington this weekend that are there, you know, marking individual headstones for individual service members. but the real impactful place that you see here on the national mall are actually the war memorials. that's the collective places here where it brings together not just veterans of those conflicts and their families, but, you know, the civilian population which we've had this divide grow as well in this country over the course of the last 16 years between civilian population and military. these memorials are very much a common ground to kind of bring folks together.
leland: well, they're a common ground also to sort of explain to the younger generation, i still remember my first trip with my be father to the vietnam war memorial and what it meant and how it suddenly became a little bit more real as a young man. now we're looking at the korean memorial there. this is poignant on a memorial day weekend. we have a picture here of specialist murphy of the 75th ranger battalion who died just this week inside syria. a vehicle rolled over on him there. he joined a couple of years ago, but he was born in 1995. that meant he was 6 years old when 9/11 happened, probably even barely remembered where he was that day. yet he signed up.and now when io building a memorial for him and for others who died in the war on terror, it's a very different challenge than what those who tried to build a world war ii
memorial and a vietnam memorial faced. >> there are some challenges. they're able to be mitigated though. currently, we have a bill in the house of representatives, h.w. 873, and in the senate which is senate bill 926 that helps fix some of those problems. there was a law written in 1986 called the commemorative works act, and it stipulate add a war memorial could not be built for ten years until the end of hostilities or conflict. and, again, with continuous conflict, we've met the historic burden at this point where we can look back and say that this war has been significant enough in the course of u.s. history to warrant a permanent place on the national mall. so these two bills authorize the building of a memorial, and they allow our foundation to move forward in the process of finding a site and location. leland: we've got the web site up on the screen right now. very quickly, has the white house weighed in? house and senate currently considering the bill. >> the house has 92 cosponsors,
the senate has 14, and the white house has not, though we have reached out. charles: we know the president will be -- leland: we know the president will be at arlington on monday. thank you for your service and continuing to try to honor those who we didn't bring back. >> thank you, leland. elizabeth: all right, with summer just around the corner, one lingering fear are those creatures who call these waters home. ♪ ♪ elizabeth: just after the break, we're going to speak to a local shark expert of just how large this threat is. in fact, it's the captain who shot this video. he'll be up after the break. ♪ boost. it's about moving forward, not back.
♪ ♪ elizabeth: as you can see, everyone is enjoying their memorial day weekend here in ocean city. there's about a quarter of a million people here this weekend. it's a very, very busy time. as americans enjoy this beach holiday weekend, of course, that means safety and security teams are also out in force on land, sea and air keeping a watchful eye out for sharks which are becoming an increasing worry at many ocean hot spots, a although
attacks on humans are still fairly rare. joining us now, captain mark sampson, sir, thank you so much, i know it's a busy weekend for you. to give our viewers a visual, there was an article written about you last year that said, basically, when you reel in a shark you're a one-mannas car pit crew -- man nascar pit crew. what have you learned over the past 30 years about sharks? >> we've folded into our trips some shark research that we're involved with, helping researchers by doing procedures to sharks and some tagging and things like that. so that's where, i guess, the pit crew thing came to be. when we get e these animals on deck, you know, they're alive, and we have certain things we have to do to them in a timely manner. so we have to act quick and get the process done and accurately and then get the shark overboard in a healthy condition. elizabeth: what have you learned about then, i mean, you've been
doing this for 30 years, and also what's the biggest misconception for people coming here this weekend? >> well, i mean, the misconceptions have always hovered around sharks, you know, how dangerous they are, how tough they are, how hungry they are and all that. we're actually, you know, they're just another big, dumb fish out there in the sea -- [laughter] elizabeth: they may argue against that. [laughter] >> well, they might. but sharks, like any fish or any resource, need to be treated with respect and handled carefully, okay in from a fisherman's standpoint, we might look at a shark can and say, oh, it is a big, tough shark and yet through the process of even catch and release sometimes we can do it wrong, and we can turn the shark loose and he swims away and doesn't survive the encounter. so that's a bit of a learning curve there for the fisherman, how to properly handle these animals. so they don't die -- elizabeth: right. >> -- from their interaction with us.
elizabeth: i want to ask you because i know last year you had a problem with people fishing right here on the beaches behind us, chumming the water and fishing for sharks. that doesn't help the situation. >> right. well, it's not uncommon for people to fish for sharks from the shoreline all around the country, all around the world. the problem is though sometimes it becomes a spectacle. so when a fisherman, whether he's on a boat or from the shore, he gets a shark in and he's going to release it, he's got to do it right. now, to drag a shark up out of the water up onto the dry sand, go through a big photo session and all this -- [audio difficulty]
gratitude. we miss them with lasting love. >> that was president george w. bush at a cemetery in normandy talking about the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice and we will continue to honor those brave men and women all weekend long. tomorrow from america's news headquarters at 1:00 eastern we will be live from arlington national cemetery where so many people who have served our country have been laid to rest and this weekend is special for their families, so many will come to arlington to visit their loved ones at 1:00 eastern tomorrow and we encourage you to share your feelings on this memorial day weekend, both the celebrations and remembrances using hashtag proud american or on instagram@proudamerican. watch the flag at arlington. we thank our veterans, those who served and came home and does
who did not that we can enjoy such a spectacular summer weekend here. it is spectacular where you are on the maryland shores, folks are having a great time. >> can't wait to see you tomorrow. a solemn time of remembrance, thanks for joining us on memorial day weekend, we thank those who protect us day in and day out. we truly enjoyed our time here in ocean city and we leave you with this. a few kids who are excited about this holiday weekend. what are you most looking forward to about the beach this weekend? >> going into the pool. >> reporter: you don't like the beach? >> yes but it is sandy. >> that is the back of coming here. >> reporter: are you going to ride the rides? >> i have to talk her into writing the tidal wave. takes a year or two to get use
to it. >> reporter: when you look at these kids and being a mother, we want to enjoy them, this men and women who keep us safe and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, thank you for joining us, we will be back with more news tomorrow at 1:00 pm. >> donald trump heading back to the white house after nine busy days overseas, the president departing from a us airbase in sicily earlier this afternoon touting his trip as a, quote, homerun. happy saturday, welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. >> donald trump wrapping up with a message to us troops telling service members stationed at the airbase in sicily that he will never back down from the fight against global terrorism. amy kellogg, how did the trip