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specialistsfnc on twitter and facebook. 5:00 will never be the same. "special report" coming up right now. >> i am james rubin. bret baier is on assignment and will join us shortly. the american student who fell into a coma in north korean custody and returned home last week has died. kristin fisher brings us the story, including allegations of physical abuse by the regime in pyongyang. >> this awful announcement came from warmbier's family. they say he died surrounded by his family. he invented in the state of unresponsive wakefulness ever since he was brought back from north korea last week. family says: "when otto returned to cincinnati late on june 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to
verbal commands. he looked very uncomfortable -- almost anguished. although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed. he was at peace. he was home and we believe he could sense that." as for his captors, the north koreans, his family said this. "unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the north koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today." when otto arrived in the u.s., his doctor said he suffered severe brain damage. it wasn't clear exactly what caused it. otto had spent nearly a year and a half imprisoned in north kore north korea. he had been sentenced to 15 years hard labor for, according to the north koreans, stealing a propaganda poster. the world watched his tearful confession. he was wearing a jacket that made it home to the u.s. with him.
here is his father speaking to reporters last week. >> i am able to wear the jacket that he wore when he gave his confession. i'm not confessing. i am speaking. otto, i love you and i am so crazy about you and i am so glad you're home. you're such a great guy. >> mark: >> otto's father praisd president trump for the role his administration played bringing his sean home. moments ago, the president released a statement. he offered deepest condolences to the family and said: "otto's fate deepens my administration's determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do no respect the rule of law or basic human decency. the united states once again condemns the brutality of the north korean regime as we mourn its latest victim."
james. >> james: otto warmbier was 22 years old. kristin fisher, thank you. now to another hot spot, the middle east. this complex business with lots of hostile actors on the ground just grew more dangerous. the u.s. backing syrian rebels has shot down a syrian air force jet and russia now threatening to do the same to u.s. pilots. iran firing off ballistic missiles at isis. we have foxing coverage. bret baier at the united nation united nations. we begin with national security correspondent jennifer griffin. >> hits the first time since 1999 that u.s. jet has shot down another warplane in air to air combat. last 24 hours have shown just how crowded and complicated the battle spacing theory is, raising concerns the u.s. may
find itself in a proxy war not just with russia but also iran. a day after a u.s. navy f-18 fighter jet down to a russian-made syrian warplane, russian officials warned u.s. and coalition warplanes operating over syrian government controlled areas would be tracked as potential targets. >> translator: we call on everybody to avoid unilateral actions, to respect syria's sovereignty and to join our work which is coordinated with the syrian government. >> russian defense ministry said it would no longer use a deconfliction hotline purge. chairman of the joint chiefs says it still operating. >> when i left the building this morning, we were still communicating. >> u.s. central command said the coalition warned the syrian
plane through the russian hotline to stay away. after the syrians ignored a show of force by u.s. f-18 flyby and bombed the u.s. trained forces, the american pilot got the order to shoot down the syrian jets, killing its pilot. u.s. central command issued the following statement. "the coalition does not seek to fight syrian regime, russian, or pro-regime forces. but will not hesitate to defend coalition or partner forces from any threat." the pentagon has positioned more warplanes over syria. >> i'm confident our forces have the ability to take care of themselves. >> today iran's revolutionary guard issued a stark warning to isis militants. firing six ballistic missiles across iraq into isis strongholds. >> translator: tehran is not london or paris. it was a small action to be carried out. if they make a mistake, deadlier
strikes will be blown to them. >> footage said to show that missiles hitting the targets. retaliation, tehran said, for terrorist attacks claimed by isis. one on iran's parliament that killed more than a dozen people. the u.s. was not given warning about the missiles. earlier this month, the u.s. shot down an iranian drone. this is the fourth time in a month the u.s. military has fired on pro-regime forces backed by russia and iran. >> james: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thank you. now with more on the diplomatic fallout from events in the middle east, bret baier is on location at the united nations. good evening. tell us if you could what you see happening behind the scenes at the u.n. between the u.s. and the russians. >> good evening. there are talks behind-the-scenes. obviously this is a big event. here at the united nations, they continue to communicate but the
real point is the military to military cooperation and the threat that it is not going to exist with a deconfliction you heard in jennifer's peace. there is perspective here that u.s. officials point out and that's even after even after the tomahawk cruise missile firing into syria by the u.s., there was a threat from the russians as well. it never developed into anything because for the most part, u.s. fighter jets fly east of the euphrates. they don't cross over into west. they are striking isis targets on the east. the deconfliction is a rare event where they do want to have that line open, however. communications kind of a scrambled effort behind the scenes. >> james: >> james: u.n. ambassr nikki haley has been outspoken about russia heard on this issue, the thread to shoot down coalition airplanes, she has been fairly quiet. >> that's right. the administration is trying to speak with one voice. the voice of our speaking has been the chairman of the joint
chiefs talking about the deconfliction through they are being sensitive to try to coordinate the message on something this tense. >> james: iran is a major player in the syrian conflict and they have hardly been quiet in recent hours. >> that's right. they fired seven ballistic missiles from western iran. they flew over iraq into eastern syria, striking isis. that's in retaliation, they said, for the terrorist attack inside iran. the question is what other message that sends from iran, basically firing ballistic missiles over iraq. also sends a signal to the saudis that those ballistic missiles could easily go into saudi arabia or other u.s. operations throughout the region. multilayers. the iran concern is real and high at this hour. >> james: a real concern for the saudis, give electrical
we have an interview that you taped earlier. tell us about that. >> that's why i am in new york. an american icon, jack nicklaus. we will talk golf, life, and a little bit of politics later on in the show. >> james: i know that means a lot to you. a hero for you and many americans. bret baier on location at the united nations. thank you. this is a fox news alert. at the top of the program we reported on the death of otto warmbier, the 22-year-old student from ohio who was recently returned from north korean custody in a coma, apparently after severe physical abuse was done to him. we have sound from president trump commenting on the death of otto warmbier. the president having spoken with tech leaders in the state dining
room. >> otto warmbier has just passed away. he spent a year and a half in north korea. a lot of bad things happened. but at least we got him home to be with his parents. we are so happy to see him even though he was in a very tough condition. he passed away a little while ago. it's a brutal regime, and we will be able to handle it. >> james: also at the white house, there appears to be a shakeup in the works in president trump's press office. chief white house correspondent john roberts has the latest. good evening. >> fox news has learned in recent hours that sean spicer, press secretary, will be getting a new position at the white house pray he will be promoted to be the equivalent of the deputy chief of staff for white house to medications. it's a reflection of the torn attic flow of information here, and his new role, spicer will
oversee the press office and communications shop and the new press secretary and new director of communications will report to him. no word on who will replace ms press secretary but the president is said to be very fond of sarah huckabee sanders and likes her performance behind the podium. they go somewhere else for the press secretary. one area that will remain outside sean spicer's jurisdiction is the russian investigation. that will remain the purview of the president's outside counsel. >> meeting with panama's president today, president trump ignored shouted questions about the russian investigation. >> are you under investigation? >> the public face of the legal team, jay sekulow was saying plenty. declaring the president is not under investigation and that he did nothing wrong in firing james comey because both the
attorney general and his deputy recommended comey be replaced. >> there was a recommendation. he had been thinking about it. he takes action they recommend to remove james comey. and now, according to "the washington post" ," he's under investigation for taking the action that the department of justice told him to take. if you look at it in that way and lay the case out like that, there's nothing to investigate. >> "the washington post" reported the president was being investigated for possible obstruction of justice. abc news later reported that mueller hadn't decided whether to investigate them yet. on fox news sunday, sekulow admitted he really didn't know what was going on. >> but you don't know that he isn't under investigation, do you? >> no one has notified us that he is. i can't read people's minds but i can tell you we have not been notified there's an investigation of the president
of the united states. >> while the president seemed to take a critical shot last week, deputy attorney general rod rosenstein in a tweet. sean spicer said the president has full confidence in rosenstein. jared kushner may be shopping for a new attorney to represent him. his current attorney worked with robert mueller. in a statement of fox news, saying, after the appointment of our former partner robert mueller as special counsel, we advised mr. kushner to obtain the independent advice of a lawyer with the appropriate experience whether he should continue with us. >> jared kushner will have his sights set on the middle east. he is scheduled to travel to israel where he will meet with benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas in ramallah. trying to take advantage of what
he believes is a window of opportunity to move the middle east peace process forward. >> james: john roberts from the north lawn. thank you. robert mueller is beefing up his team of lawyers and investigators. doug mckelway looks at who these people are and what we know about their backgrounds and political views. >> the legal team and his defenders are taking an aggressive defensive stance. special counsel bob mueller has announced the hiring of 12 attorneys, some of whom appear to harbor political leanings. >> all people who gave to democrats. in this environment where 97% of donations last year went to hillary. explain why i should relax as a republican. >> the only thing that has changed is the president is attacking popular and therefore newt gingrich is attacking bob mueller. members of congress on both sides of the all find mr. miller to be a man of incredible integrity and courage.
>> jenny reid donated $5400 to hillary clinton's presidential campaign. andrew wiseman donated six times to president obama's political action committees for a total of $4700. assistant special prosecutor donated more than ten times to democratic pacs. add to those apparent political leanings, special councils limitless spending, paid out of doj's budget. in an article, glenn reynolds wrote "the decision whether or not to charge a person with a crime is almost completely unconstrained. it all raises fundamental questions of fairness." >> most special prosecutors and and -- would have avoided people
with political ties or contributions paid when you are investigating the president of the united states, you should be trying to avoid any questions of political bias or influence. >> special counsel's office defends the hires, noting the department policy and federal law "prohibits the special counsel from taking into consideration political affiliation in its hiring." just as troublesome, mueller ordered michael dreeben. >> james: thank you. brit hume joins us with his analysis. good evening. given that bob mueller was the past director of the fbi and is a close friend or close acquaintance of his successor james comey, do you think robert mueller can lead an impartial investigation? >> i'm not ready to say he can't
but i think is worrisome he has a pre-existing relationship with james comey. that raises an ethical question that mr. mueller will have to answer. it obviously would be worrisome. if i were a trump lawyer, i would be worried about the various democratic donors who have been named to the team. having said that, however, i would say it takes a certain kind of person with a certain kind of integrity to resist the temptations that the office of special counsel or special prosecutor brings. to expand the investigation and keep hunting until you find something. bob mueller may be the kind of man who can resist that temptation. >> james: rod rosenstein consider some or all of this. it was announced that president trump had hired a veteran washington litigator to represent him.
other actions have raised questions whether mr. trump helps his own cause, such as the statement to lester holt about what motivated the firing of james comey. >> in fact, when i decided to just do it, i said to myself, i said, you know, this russia thing with trump and russia is a made-up story. it's an excuse by the democrats for having lost an election that they should have won. >> james: on friday, the president tweeted "i am being investigated for firing the fbi director by the man who told me to fire the fbi director. witch hunt." does he help his case with these kind of tweets? >> my inclination would be to say no. you don't want to antagonize the people investigating you greatly fact to others. he has plenty of people who can do that on his behalf. newt gingrich is doing a fine job. and he does not lack for platforms.
i think the president seems to be at his best and strongest when he's tending to the issues and policies that have confronted him. statements in the aftermath of things that have gone wrong. i don't think he does anything for himself to continue to sound off in these tweets. >> james: thank you so much. the navy is investigating the events of early saturday morning local time on a cargo ship rammed an american destroyer in the waters off japan, killing seven american sailors. the areas under scrutiny include the time of the accident and why nearly an hour passed before it was reported to japan's coast guard. still ahead, bret baier talks to golf legend jack nicklaus. first, another apparent terror attack in london. stay with us. he incredibly minor accident that i had tonight- four weeks without the car. okay, yup. good night. with accident forgiveness your rates won't go up just because of an accident.
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>> james: there's been another apparent terror incident in england. a man driving a van plowed into a crowd of worshipers outside a mosque earlier today. amy kellogg has the details from london. >> it was the imam of the mosque who got the angry mob to back off the man who had plowed into a crowd of muslims after late night prayers. darren osborne was arrested by police. he faces terrorism charges, commission instigation and preparation of an attack. >> like the previous attacks, all of these are attacks on freedom, tolerance, and terrorism is terrorism.
in islamist narratives or other forms of inspiration. >> there have been four terrorist attacks this year in the u.k. authorities agree it's a trying time for this city. >> it was an attack that once again targeted the ordinary and the innocent going about their daily lives. this time british muslims as they left a mosque having broken their fast and prayed together at this sacred time of year. >> one man was being treated by friend on the street was killed when the van plowed into him. nine were injured. while islamist terror attacks grabbed the headline, hate crimes against muslims and anti-muslim sentiments are on the rise and taking a toll. >> this is my country. every day i feel less and less part of it and it's not fair. >> the mosque was a hotbed of
extremist activity in the '90s '90s. a man now serving a life sentence for terror preached there. it has cleaned up its act and is a respectable and popular place of worship. not much is known about the suspect. he is from wales and neighbors said his four children often played with muslim kids on the block. >> james: amy kellogg in london. house majority whip steve scalise continues to recover at a washington hospital from wounds sustained during the attack on the congressional baseball practice last week. we are learning more about the role alexandria virginia police officers played. >> at the time of the shooting, federal law enforcement officials tell fox news james hodgkinson had a list on him that included the names of republican lawmakers. today at the press conference,
the alexandria police department would not comment on the list but they did talk about the bravery their officers showed. the fbi is leading the investigation into wednesday's attack but chief michael brown's officers are the ones who responded, as hodgkinson fired a shot after shot after shot at the congressional republican baseball practice. >> these two officers, when confronted with the call, rolled up on the scene, stopped their vehicles. i will start with the first officer. immediately started taking fire from the suspect and jumped out of the car without cover and moved towards the firefight. not away from it, towards it. >> at least to capitol police officers were on scene when the shooting began and also engage the subject.
everyone injured is expected to recover. democrats and republicans walked onto a baseball field together but even in trying times politics can rear its head. critics took issue. >> it is time to ask whether the attack on the congress was foreseeable, predictable and to some degree self-inflicted. too many leaders and political commentators who set an example for us to follow have led us into an abyss of violent rhetoric which, it should be no surprise, has led to violence. >> a democratic strategist from new jersey tweeted #huntrepublicans and rejected calls to compromise. "representative scalise was shocked by a white man with a
violent background and saved by a black lesbian police officer." >> he came to leadership over some controversy over attending a white nationalist event. because he is in jeopardy, are we required to put it aside? >> what joy reid is doing is appalling. steve speaks tina's >> a blood drive in honor of the victims is expected to take place tomorrow and they are going to have another one on thursday. being an -- >> james: joaquin guzman sits in federal custody awaiting trial. new details emerging about what it took to bring this fugitive to justice. it involved two men serving their own time for drug crimes expected to be the lead witnesses against l troppo.
catherine herridge has an interview. >> came from my wonderful family of law enforcement. i never thought i would enter into a world of drug trafficking. >> we have to constantly hide, remember our lies. >> you are here with wigs and glasses. how are you living your everyday lives? >> i have moved several times. because of the security issues i've been faced with. i have been hunted. >> who is hunting you? >> the mexican cartel. >> they grew up daughters of chicago police officers. they are speaking out for the first time about their lives on the run and have written a book called "cartel wives." they are married to twin brothers. the brothers rose from being
local street drug dealers in the windy city to running walking el chapo guzman's operation in the u.s. the brothers were flipped by the dea and key to bringing el chapo to justice. your husbands are the principal witnesses. >> yes. they were the first to get el chapo in a recorded conversation. >> they knew how to maneuver in the u.s. that is something el chapo and his team didn't know how to do. >> our husbands ran their businesses like a fortune 500 company. >> they had houses, couriers, transportation systems. >> tractor-trailers with compartments to move the drugs from l.a. to chicago. and the money to mexico.
they used to work at mcdonald's and picked up a system where their stash workers would not cross paths with their money counters. >> it was the largest criminal entity the world has ever seen. >> get them out. >> that is jack reilly in action during his 33 year career at the dea. they just retired deputy administrator spent more than a decade hunting el chapo. >> i hate the guy. >> was a personal? >> when i was on the border slugging it out with what was going on, he put a bounty on my head. i was a little upset about it. he was only 100,000. it is personal with me. right now i've got to tell you, i like where i sit and i kind of like where he is sitting. i saw that guy kill thousands of people in mexico. i was there. >> what would you say to the families whose lives were
destroyed? >> we are remorseful for the damage that has been caused. our husbands denounced that life and they tried to take something negative and dismantle what they helped build and that was bringing el chapo guzman to a u.s. court room. >> i understand. i am a mother. i love my children and it could be one of them also. at the end of the day, what our husbands did, they put a dent in the drug trade. we did our part to samsara and we denounce this life. >> catherine herridge, fox news. >> james: a surgeon tech stocks led the dow and s&p 500 to record closes. nasdaq was up 87. we are less than 24 hours away from voting day in a special congressional election that carries implications far beyond the district boundaries in georgia.
jonathan serrie reports from atlanta. >> already the most expensive congressional race in u.s. history at over $50 million, both candidates in the sixth district are calling on heavy hitters with georgia route to get out the vote. >> it is time to be making certain you are asking every single individual you see within the sixth district, have you voted? >> tom price stumped for republican karen handel over the weekend along with agriculture secretary sonny perdue. democratic jon ossoff joined by john lewis. >> with the election, you will indicate people are prepared to change and many people see the writing on the wall. >> poll shows ossoff with a slight lead. in a district that normally favors republicans. >> this is the type of district they hope they can win if they
can retake the house in 2018. a lot of the seats are going to be suburban districts that republicans have held. >> voters have cast more than 140,000 early ballots, double the number of early votes in the primary. some polls show nearly 50% of republicans favor ossoff. the democrat is appealing to moderate republicans and independents. >> electing fresh leadership focused on results. >> in a district trump won by less than two points, handel is rallying the base. >> we are going to rock nancy pelosi's world. >> both campaigns have beefed up security after receiving threats, including letters with a white powder sent to handel and her neighbors. the congressional seat last held
by mick mulvaney is also up for grabs tomorrow. >> james: thank you. we will bring you the results from the georgia special election during a special late-night addition of "special report" hosted by bret baier tuesday at 11:00 p.m. eastern. are we inching toward an armed conflict with russia? we will talk about the downing of the syrian warplane by u.s. forces when the panel joins me after the break. destroy. but when it comes to mortgages, she's less confident. fortunately for sarah, there's rocket mortgage by quicken loans. it's simple, so she can understand the details and be sure she's getting the right mortgage. apply simply. understand fully. mortgage confidently. will you be rey when the moment turns romantic? cialis for daily use treats ed and the urinary symptoms of bph.
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>> would call on the u.s. and others who have forces or advisors on the ground to assure our work is coordinated. >> we have a link between our operations center in qatar and the russian federation on the ground in syria. i'm confident we are still communicating between our operations center and the russian federation operations center and i'm confident our forces have the ability to take
care of themselves. >> james: officials from the kremlin and pentagon speaking out after the u.s. downed a syrian air force jet and russia vowed similar action if u.s. pilots stray beyond designated zones. matt schlapp, jennifer jacobs, and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, with the russians drawing lines in the air like this, are we in a new cold war? >> we have been in a new cold war ever since putin came into power. not exactly at the same level of risk as the old cold war. the russians are very careful. they made a similar announcement after we did the tomahawk attack if they would cut off communications. it didn't happen. the sound bite you showed of lavrov speaking, he was conciliatory saying i hope communication continues. sounds as if there is a lot of bark coming out of the defense ministry from moscow because i
have to show the russians have to show the syrians we are your patrons, we are not going to stand by. all of this maneuvering is about post isis syria. they both assume isis is going to be wiped away fairly soon. the question is, will syria, will assad be able to restore with the russians and the iranians full control over the country including the part that's now isis or will that be a kind of semiindependent rebel territory and the assad regime will be a mini stage. that's what this maneuvering is about. i don't expect were going to have a conflict with the russians. but we are going to have a long tussle on the ground with the forces who support assad, the forces we are against taking over in the absence of isis. >> james: i don't think we will have a question about -- an answer about the question what a post isis looks like.
the president has taken some hard lines with the kremlin, including the shootdown of the syrian jet we saw. obama-era sanctions on russia following its annexation of crimea have remained in place and there have been some sharp words of condemnation for russia's support of the assad regime. >> we awoke to pictures of children foaming at the mouth, suffering convulsions. how many more children have to die before russia cares? >> james: jennifer, is this what anyone would've imagined that the u.s. russian relationship would look like on inauguration day? >> there already have been some people have called out this action as a way for trump to distract from his past comments that were generous to russia.
i don't think that's the case that trump is trying to distrac distract. big theme around the white house today was de-escalation, talking about how they have not wanted to see this escalade. they don't want to see it escalate, downplaying it, talking about how they are going to keep open lines of communication with russia. thinking was listen, russia had threatened to cancel the deconfliction agreement to prevent midair collisions once before. but then that agreement is still in place, threatening to cancel that but thinking things are going to be smoothed over. there is a unified voice. >> james: russia doesn't seem to be getting all it wants for most of what it wants from the trump presidency. >> exactly. we have the continuing story
about the investigation into alleged contacts with the russians. fascinating exchange on "fox news sunday" between chris wallace and one of the newer members of the trump defense team. >> he is being investigated by the department of justice. special counsel regulations. he's being investigated for taking the action that the attorney general, deputy attorney general recommended him to take great >> you have said he is being investigated after saying he wasn't. you just said. you just said he's being investigated. >> chris, i said, let me be crystal clear. we have not received nor are we aware of any investigation of the president of the united states. >> james: matt schlapp, was it crystal clear? >> we keep talking about whether or not the president is being
investigated. it's pretty loose. the fact is team trump is involved in this investigation to see whether or not there is collusion between his former campaign and the russians. that's the first step. people get confused and say that means donald trump is a target of the investigation. we have a loose leak from "the washington post" saying the inference is donald trump as a target. >> james: not for collusion but for something else, correct? >> firing comey, alleged obstruction of justice. here's what we have to take a breath on. i don't want to hear about any of this until we hear from the council. until jay sekulow two years from the office of special counsel about who's the target and who's not. all of the hyperventilating is a big mistake. as far as jay's appearances on the sunday shows, i think the point was made over and over and over again which is hey, he's
not a target paired we haven't been notified he's target. the wider investigation continues. >> james: quickly, ten seconds for this. do you regard that this president is in trouble? >> look, they are going to find something. there's no question there's going to be something. there is not nothing to this but there's nothing major to it and there's no collusion with the russians, trumps involvement. even the democrats are letting that go and they are moving on. >> james: thank you much for joining us. still ahead on "special report," it's not often you get to sit down with one of your idols, an american icon. bret baier did and he sat down with the golden bear. stay with us.
while, we like to bring you something different here on "special report." tonight, bret baier, "special report" anchor and nongolf enthusiast goes one-on-one, off the course, with a man who many consider to be the greatest golfer of all time, jack nicklaus. >> bret: you have won four u.s. opens. the first championship you won, 1962, was a u.s. open. you watch this one, what are your thoughts? >> i thought it was different, interesting. i was used to seeing fast greens, that is and they had fast greens. used to sing a lot of slope. they had a lot of slope. i'm not used to seeing rough around the green, wide fairways with extreme rough if you had a really bad tee shot. i'm not sure that i thought it was what he u.s. open should look like, i don't want to be an old fogey and say that the way we did it was the right way. there are other ways to do it. they did at a different way and i think they had a great tournament. brooks is a big, strong hitter of the golf ball. >> bret: you have more majors
than anybody, it's a different major feels dumb i can feel, it seems, to the set up. >> a little bit. the last seven majors, it is not the usual names. the usual names didn't fare well at all. >> bret: when you look at the game today, how do you think if you are playing, your swing, your style, would fare in today's game? >> i have always said that bobby jones would do well today and tiger woods would do well and bobby jones' era. a champion of any era will adapt to what it is. i think i would do well today, i think i would do well today. when i did well 50 years ago, i think i did well 50 years ago. conditions change, the game changes. you have to adapt to it no matter what it is. today, it's a game of power. when i paid it on my plate, it was power and more position.
precision has changed the game dramatically. the guys are bigger and equipment has improved. when mike we are won the masters, he is not the likely person to win the masters. he only hit 50% of the greens and normally, he hits 75% of the greens. you just have to do that. you have to make up for it. >> bret: speaking of the masters, i was at the 1986 masters. >> you were? >> bret: running whole to whole trying to keep up. >> you are a little kid. [laughter] >> bret: it was amazing. truly one of the most amazing things. even nongolfers look at that and say, where were you when? you reflect on that day? >> it was kind of a lot of things happening. my mother and sister, the first time they had been to the masters since 1959. my son, jackie, on the bag for the first time. my son, steve called me on sunday morning, he was working at hattiesburg for a friend of ours. he said, what you think, pops? it's the 66-65 will win.
that number i had in mind. all of those things happened, and i really wasn't prepared to win the masters in 1986. i prepared life that had the previous four or five years, but my career was basically over a 1980. i played golf because i enjoyed it come i want to do part of the scene, thought i could have a lightning and a bottle, i get landing in a bottle one time in '86. >> bret: in 1998, you had a great run. you finished 500. >> i finished in sixth place, the 15th railway, the exact same position i did in '86. my son steve was on the bank that time. i said, i have been here before, if i finish the same way, i will win the tournament. >> bret: not to touch too much politics, but i am from d.c. presidents have played golf, a lot of them. eisenhower played a ton, you go down the line. now, our current president is a golfer. what do you think of the
environment today? >> i don't like it. i am pretty conservative. i was not an obama fan. but he was our president. as far as i was concerned, i think we should support our president. you give him a chance and let him do it. it's not happening today. trump is a good man. he is trying hard. he's got things that i like to see. i think you need to give them a chance to do it. nobody has given him a chance. i think it is a sad state of affairs right now. >> bret: you are from ohio. we spend a lot of time in ohio and the elections. folks, when you travel the country, seem pretty frustrated that things are getting done in either party fight is not getting across the finish line. >> it's not getting across the finish line. i spent a lot of time in ohio trying to help senator portman, which i did. he got elected and rob as frustrated as much as anyone
else's. i think we are all frustrated by what is going on. we have a lot of things we need to get done. let's get them done. >> bret: one of the things were getting done is charity for your hospital foundation with your wife, barbara. >> it's a passion. the first 30 years of my career, barbara is a very smart lady. i always love something, arnold pummels wife told barbara. he said i get mad at arnel on tuesday. i was afraid to ruin his golf game. so, i didn't say anything. by the time sunday rolled around, and the tournament was over, i forgot what i was mad about. [laughter] barbara is much the same way. she handled her life, arnold left him better than anyone she ever met. barbara handled our lives that way. through barbara's patients for the first 30 years, she supported me, now, i'm supporting her. i am having a blast doing it.
involved in the nicklaus children's foundation, now in miami with the nicklaus children's hospital. we have 14 outpatient clinic up and down the coast of florida. 91% of all children's health care is done outside the hospital. bret, you have been through an awful lot of that with your boy. i know that you spent a lot of time in the hospital, you understand how people go through and what they have to go through. our hospital services every state in the union and 57 or so countries around the world come to this hospital. still very, very passionate about children's health. they are our future. we need to take care of them. >> bret: thank you for all you are doing. i am happy to help in any literal way that i can. thanks for your time today. >> thank you, bret. my pleasure. >> james: after the break, the next politician who got himself into it trouble.
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good night from washington. "the story" with martha maccallum is up next and you won't want to miss that. >> martha: breaking tonight, secretary of state rex tillerson says in no uncertain terms, north korea is to blame for the death of this young american college student. this is his statement, released just moments ago, "we hold north korea accountable for otto warmbier's unjust detainment." these are the americans whose lives are still in jeopardy. one of them, obviously until the weather on the right-hand side. this statement was sort of part of a 1-dupont this evening. before that, we heard of the president. he was calm but defiant. watch this. >> i just wanted to pass on word that otto warmbier has just passed away