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every city in america. so what's going to be significant? rob: okay. coach david saying he remains focused on his football team. what a grouch. heather: yep. "fox & friends" starts right now. have a great day. rob: see you later. >> the uss john mccain, a u.s. navy guided missile destroyer has been involved in a collision 10 sailors are missing. five others are injured. >> president trump set to address the nation. >> the president will give update on the path forward in afghanistan and south asia. >> the process was rigorous. it involved all members of the cabinet. >> the moment that america has been waiting for. millions flocked to witness the solar eclipse. >> this is the first time we have seen totality since 1918. >> please don't look right into the sun. please wear these glasses. >> missouri democrats who said she hopes president trump would be assassinated is now apologizing. >> i made a mistake. and i'm owning up to it that i have learned my lesson.
>> jerry lewis, the legendary entertainer has passed away at 91 careers old. >> what are you doing asleep. >> sleeping? are you kidding? i'm standing like a horseback here like a dog. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ my, my ♪ don't let the sun go down on me ♪ ainsley: that's an appropriate song. aren't you excited? we all came back in town because it's a big day. steve: it certainly is. brian: earth getting blocked by something. steve: solar eclipse. i can't see nothing when i put those on.
ainsley: can i see a red dot. brian: mine are prescription. steve: here is the thing about the eclipse here in new york city we are not in the 70 wild path. however 70% of the sun is going to be blotted out. you can't use regular sunglasses. don't use your bare eyeballs. have you got to use some sort of device. abby: only lasts two minutes. don't look up. you lived through the eclipse. you lived through it don't work up it's not worth it. brian: i live in the area of the country where everyone is flocking too. i was heading the opposite way. people streaming the other direction. poem. ainsley: people are glad because now they are using your hotel room. brian: they know this is not going to happen for quite some time. steve: today could result in. so traffic jams in world history. because as soon as it's over people will go okay, let's get back on the are v and sit on a two lane highway until tomorrow. brian: maybe during the
roman empire the chariots were stacked up against each other. ainsley: we missed you. i love the humor. steve: great thing about the news business sometimes can you always mr. on if you take a vacation at the end of the summer nothing is going to happen. good news is nothing happened last week. ainsley: taking a vacation in the month of august. it was end of the summer. i was dying. i didn't take a week off the entire summer. i was so ready. so next year my summer vacation is coming a little earlier. steve: i jump on the first week. ainsley: the president is going to talk tonight too at 9:00. steve: we will talk about that in a minute. brian: it two hours and 57 minutes left. we turn now to a fox news alert. sadly we have intense search underway right now and in the south pacific. ainsley: crews are looking for 10 u.s. sailors who went missing after a navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker. steve: griff jenkins is live in washington, d.c. about
the john s. mccain, griff? >> i wish i had better news but the search is on in the south china sea this morning for those 10 sailors missing at this hour with five others injured. four of them had to be air lifted for treatment. uss john mccain, a missile guided destroyer has arrived in singapore's navy base with quote significant damage to its hole with large hole in the side of the destroyer led. president trump tweeted his thoughts. saying thoughts and prayers are with our u.s. navy sailors aboard the u.s. john s. mccain where search and rescue efforts are underway. arizona senator john mccain for whom the ship is named after his father and grandfather who served in the navy as admirals tweeting this: cindy and i are keeping american sailors on board the john s. mccain
in our prayers tonight. appreciate the work of search and rescue crews. now, guys, this is not good news for the navy. fourth major mishap for ships in the pacific this year. most recently back in june when the uss fitzgerald collided with a container ship off the coast of japan. this is certainly going to start raising a lot of questions as to why this keeps happening, expect to hear more of it. perhaps from the president tonight or in the coming weeks as he travels around the country. guys? brian: going to get more details on that. thanks so much, i didn't have yenins. five members after the hour. president has a busy week. the president is going to be in phoenix in a rally and today fort myers. steve: griff just mentioned speaking tonight 9:00 p.m. fort myer just across the river in washington, d.c. in arlington. on friday the president met with national security team at camp david. they are going to announce tonight at 9:00 p.m. exactly what the strategy will be going forward it is clear
though, you know, the president of the united states has described afghanistan as a disaster but keep in mind, if you pull everybody out, that's going to be a mess and he does not want to be the first president to lose the country to terrorists. ainsley: now 8400 troops there in afghanistan. their job there is to train and advise those afghan forces to be able to fight and stand up against terrorist organizations like al qaeda. james mattis is talking about this. is he actually in jordan. here he is talking about afghanistan. listen to this. >> the process was rigorous and it involved all members of the cabinet, of the national security staff. and i would say attorney general and homeland security protecting america. state department and treasury department since significant allies. it has impacts on our budget. direct of omb was in on it.
the national security advisor and the chief of staff coordinate and make certain everyone who had equity was heard. brian: what secretary of state mattis said plan. we need more troops in afghanistan. the president said i will give you 3900. he said i will wait. let's get a treive plan together before i just take these troops. let's do something can i go in front of armed services and say this is our way forward. keep in mind, too. the people that would have cheered the loudest picked up states and said goodbye afghanistan. iran whose presence is being felt and there russia. the one who the third loudest, perhaps, is isis. the taliban, despite all their bluster have not gained a significant stake in land there. the special forces about 21,000 now, g.p.s. to up up to 31,000 in afghanistan. doing 70% of the fighting. we believe over the next few beers we can start training more like that and bolster
up their 1,000 man force, they might be able to stand on their own. the lead now is not in our best interest. steve: here's the thing. here is what is interesting about the president's announcement tonight what he is going to say has not leaked. what we do know. that's why we have played some of mattis and company. the fact is that the advisors to the president have said the best way to go forward would be to mod testily increase troop threstles there keep training the military and cia operatives in the area for counter insurgency. keep 9 p.m. ainsley: i would like to send more troops. hold off and talk about this as a group. is he talking to the experts. clearly they have served our country. they have done a million tours. they know what they are talking about. if you have a loved one going overseas and we are asking you to fight for our country it has to be strategically planned. brian: we can't have effective plan while pakistan is still a sanctuary for taliban to train isis to go.
for iran to allow these fighters to go back and forth. iran is now a huge present in heir rat. we watched one of these key taliban isis grays. we killed him on the way back. sending a message we know who you were, we know how are and we chose to kill you where we did to send a message we know what iran is up to. steve: meanwhile a lot of people send messages on facebook. and mari marie chappelle-nadal sent a message retweeted something where somebody said i hope president trump is assassinated. that's the woman right there. when she said she hoped the president would be assassinated, there was outrage everywhere. in fact democrats-she is a democrat,clair mccaskill the senator from that state has said she has got to resign. the governor there has said she has got to resign. the state senator herself said i am not going to resign. i'm not going to apologize
until last night when she apologized. >> president trump, i apologize to you and your family. i made a mistake. and you know what i'm reminded of, is that we are all human. and i'm also a child of god. i made a mistake and i'm owning up to it. and i am not ever going to make a mistake like that again and i have learned my lesson. my judge and my jury is my lord, jesus christ. steve: so she says she ♪ going to resign. the governor eric greaten said on friday says if she does not resign the state government can vote to remove her. ainsley: she is the leader. she panicked. she dleeftd it she did ask for apology. she apologized to the entire family after she said she wasn't going to apologize. she is a child of god's.
i believe in forgiveness so we can forgive question is should she remain in office? should she continue to be a leader or should there be consequences to the mistake that she made? brian: she certainly seemed sincere. how she acts from here on in if that is backed up by her actions, i say give her a mulligannen this one as sincere as it so to say you should kill the president. by rare live do you see somebody go to the microphone i was 100 percent wrong. i made a mistake. ainsley: let us know what you think. steve: even though she doesn't resign she is term limited out. she will be out. the question is should they act to remove her let us know "fox & friends." ainsley: headlines hand it over to jillian. jillian: good monday morning. good to be back with all of you. we do have headlines. starting with a fox news alert. police confirming that just one terrorist in the spain attack remains on the loose. the search now intensifying
for 22-year-old oukabir. the new picture you just saw on the screen just released shows the suspect leaving the scene moments after the attack in barcelona. the search now expanding to france where police think he may have fled. we will certainly keep you updated. hundreds showing up for an american first anti-illegal immigration rally in laguna beach, california. >> i'm white. >> what does that mean. >> american. >> victims of refugees and illegal immigrants. the group was met by a wave of counter protesters. three people were arrested. king of comedy jerry lewis has passed away. >> we stop right here. >> oh, identical twins. >> no. that's a bully machine. >> the legendary comiddian
died in las vegas home. known for comedies and charity work raising millions for children with must muscular dystrophy. he even made an appearance right here on "fox & friends." >> do you have any regrets? >> any regret? none, no. huh-uh. >> anything you wish you did differently. >> if i did it all again, i wouldn't change anything. jillian: the white house releasing a statement he truly loftd his country and his country loved him back. jerry lewis was 1 years old. sad news this morning. steve: he raised $2 billion for muscular discovery. people watched to the end to make see if he could make it through it. ainsley: rest in peace. brian: justitrudeau open arms bt
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commanders on the ground. loosened the rules of achievement. we have accelerating success there. is he going to look over at afghanistan, iran, pakistan and say well county same strategy work here? it's infinitely harder here bigger terrain. we will see him honor genic coal son's request for more troops. brian: 4,000. >> about 4,000 to train the afghan national army and police and the governance of afghanistan. brian: when we left iraq we lost our eyes and ears. congratulations you can go and then we had to go back and leave defeat jv team isis. you believe doing the same thing. >> iraq adventure and so when we pulled out, we took all our eyes out, all of our intelligence, all of our communications and so i think he is carefully considering can we manage this ungoverned space with intelligence, signals,
capability over the horizon, reaction capability, taking a look at that. genic coal son on the ground is a great commander. is he one of the best we have ever had there. he is a long, long term commander in afghanistan. he served under me in 2006-2007 when i was deputy commander there and now here he is as a four star general 10 years later. so he knows this. brian: you know better than anyone because you actually put on the camouflage that without addressing pakistan this is fool heart j. >> what president trump is seeing by going in to syria we have been able to have more success against isis. without providing sanctuary is he going again to look over at pakistan and iran and say we need to be able to deal with knows areas as well. i think we will see a broadening of this strategy there. brian: don't be surprised if he is looking at some of the natural resources in afghanistan and teaches them a way forward to she can start financing this war themselves and to the paying the salary for 100,000 afghan forces. >> power, diplomatic information.
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organization. needing 100 signatures on a petition in less than a week. the petition states that the group has earned this title due to violent actions in a number of cities. all right. that's some of the news, ainsley. ainsley: thank you, steve. outrage over civil war monuments making its way to the u.s.
cap toll. nancy pelosi is chiming in the confederate statues in the halls of congress have always been reprehensible. if the republicans are genuine i call on speaker ryan to join democrats to remove the confederate statues from the capitol immediately. are they serious and playing politics here? or is this a winning strategy. a drank strategist and professor at johns hopkins university as well as katrina pearson. she is a spokesperson for america first policies and former spokesperson for the president's campaign. good morning, ladies, to both of you. >> good morning. ainsley: katrina, i will start with you, do you think
that speaker ryan should join in with nancy pelosi and take down confederate monuments that are in the halls of congress? >> absolutely not, ainsley, look. how long has nancy pelosi been in washington, d.c.? those monuments have been there for a very long time and suddenly nancy pelosi wants to actually help these anarchists and these violent protesters tear down pieces of america. american culture and american history. the only place that that is being done right now is by isis and i really don't think you should have leaders actually encouraging people to do these types of things. because americans actually love their history, their culture, good and bad because it helps them learn and it helps keep people educated about why america is so great to begin with. ainsley: wendy, according to a recent poll, most americans agree with katrina. the npr/pbs news hour marist poll 60% want to keep them the way they are, 27 percent said to remove them. what are your thoughts? >> we have to be mindful
that polls are not predictful but reflective of a current trend. what's being lost in the entire conversation is the history from which confederate monuments sprung from. it came after the south lost the war. 650,000 people died and the southerners were considered treasonous. on top of this, this sprung up after december 1865 when the ku klux klan actually was trying to revolt against black local power that came about during the redestructionist era. so this is not a symbol of patriotism. this is a symbol of hatred and division. and while i it is a piece of american history, not necessarily the good part of american history. actually neff farrous. doesn't deserve a place on state grounds. it deserves a place on museums. >> it absolutely deserves a place. that history is still good history for this country. >> slavery is good history? >> where we are today. >> slavery is good history? absolutely. oh, wow. >> during those times, think
about this for a second, where would we be today if not for that civil war? >> where would we be without civil war? where would we be without slavery do you know what you are saying. >> how special and how country this country. >> how special slavery is. people have died? ainsley: ladies, listen to me, please. clearly a heated topic. katrina, it's clearly a heated issue. no one is racist. >> people have founded this country. ainsley: let me talk, please. >> absolutely not. this country was founded on slavery. ainsley: ladies. please. >> put in a place to change the laws and to. >> you are completely out of line. on tv and said slavery is okay. >> no one said slavery was okay. >> that's what you just said. ainsley: ladies, ladies. i'm done you can't -- can i both ask a question. ladies is, this a winning issue. katrina, listen to me, please. >> absolutely not. ainsley: the president got more african-american votes than mitt romney did. is this a winning issue he
won because of jobs, jobs, jobs. no one wants to be racist and no one wants bigotry. is there a compromise here? should state leaders take over, governors decide ministry. nikki haley decided to take down the confederate flag in south carolina. >> that's where the decision belongs. >> this is a losing argument at the national level. >> no, it's not. >> issue should be decided in municipalities who make those kind of decisions. you cannot have people causing violence and chaos to make these types of changes. because that turns americans off. americans want jobs. they want to make sure that they can send our kids to college. they want to make sure we can put food on the table. they are not really considered about a statue that they don't even know exists. >> we are concerned, ainsley. to answer your question. these are symbols of hatred and they cause division in our country. quite frankly, we should allow the states to decide but for anyone to come on national tv and have the flawed rhetoric that these are symbols of america and what is good in america is
absolutely statistically dubious. and that language right there is what causes inflammatory behavior and inflammatory actions on u.s. soil. so we have to be mindful. >> people don't respect our culture and some people don't believe in violence to change things. >> slavery is violence. ainsley: thank you both. it's the russia story democrats don't want to talk about. did it workers hired by debbie wasserman shultz sell american secrets to moscow? and great american eclipse is just a few hours away. get the kids ready janice dean is live where my momma was born in south carolina. isn't it a great city? janice: ainsley, this is a beautiful, beautiful city. and more importantly, it is in the path of totality. it is totality awesome. we're going to be talking about this path of the so he lal eclipse that's going to go coast to coast for the first time in almost 100 years. are you ready, america? it is happening in a city
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nebraska for calling you yadda yadda. steve: whoever came up with that stuff is genius able to market this throughout the united states. brian: just our country. steve: first time 99 years gone coast to coast. brian, what do you have? brian: i have a shirt that's 50% cotton so it's going to shrink. this is the date. totally awesome. steve: totality. brian: totality. awesome. steve: totality worth it. there is so much stuff out there today because today is officially eclipse day. happy eclipse day, everybody. brian: is if there is a natural occurrence we will make money off of it. ainsley: grandparents lived in this cute little house and two streets over is the downtown area. or close to that. they are long streets. and that's where we find miss janice dean.
this is greenville, south carolina. it's in the upstate near clemson university. the greenville spartanburg airport in grier. steve: she is wearing one of these t-shirts. ainsley: you are wearing one of these. the downtown area is so pretty. janice: it is beautiful. falls park. main street suspect here. broadcasting live as well. you mentioned this is the total eclipse. it is happening. the total solar eclipse cross-country, coast to coast from the northwest all the way down to the southeast. and you know a lot of folks are getting in on the fun. jane.com is the company that brought us these wonderful t-shirts. of course, these sunglasses, very important. you cannot watch the solar eclipse without these certified sunglasses. so you have to have these. if you are watching the eclipse. krispy kreme is so smart they got in on it and they made the total eclipse chocolate doughnut. i'm going to be taking a bite of this in a second. and a local presser here in
greenville southern pressed juicery. has black sun lemonade. watch this. all like lemonadey good but with the solar eclipse. watch this. shaky, shaky. look total darkness in this juice, in this lemonade. amazing. a lot of people are taking advantage historic. last time we had a total solar eclipse 1979. i was 8 years old. all i remember is don't look at the subject. we 8 have special glasses be okay to look at the sun. only thing that might eclipse the eclipse is the cloud cover. take a look at it here is our map coast to coast. that line of solar totality stretches from the northwest all the way to the southeast. we could put out that map show you where we could see the potential for cloud cover. the mid section. that's where we will see the potential cloud cover. again, if you can't see the
eclipse because of clouds. don't blame your local meteorologist. here in the southeast in greenville looks like the weather is going to be perfect. and we're kind of laughing a little bit because our folks south of us in charlotte, they may get some showers and thunderstorms. so a lot of folks are actually going to be coming northward to greenville from other cities that might potentially see showers, thunderstorms, or cloud cover. and here's our forecast here in greenville. again, it's going to be a lovely day. i'm hoping for more sunshine than clouds. so we can see that solar eclipse with our special glasses that of course are certified by nasa. also want to make mention if i could fredy the frog caster my brand new book is out this day. solar eclipse day. how amazing is that? we will be doing a local signing here as well as watching the total solar eclipse which is happening here in greenville at 2:38. we will see totality for a period of two minutes. here are your tips courtesy of fredy the frog caster.
do not look directly at the sun. sun glasses do not protect. 3-d glasses are not going to protect you. only look at the sun through approved solar fertile. look online. safest way to observe is indirectly by projecting the sun's image with the pin hole. serial box. pin hole camera not directly looking at the sun. most important lesson. qui all enjoy. this fox news channel will be broadcasting it. safely look at the tv fox news channel when we have the eclipse happening. i'm so excited. brian: your book talks about flash flood. there is no flash floods. steve: not yet. janice: not flash flooding today. all about the eclipsz. janice: we love this book. if your child is dealing with things at school like name-calling and making mistakes there is forgiveness. your book teaches about that great lesson about flash floods. beautiful book, january nisz. steve: putting frogs back in the spotlight. brian: frogs don't get enough attention.
steve: have one of the krispy kreme eclipse donuts. they are delicious. jillian: those donuts. looking at them. too far away. steve: right after your newscast. ainsley: or during it look at steve. jillian: memorial on the national mall update in the wake of recent controversy over civil war era states. the exhibit alongside the memorial to thomas jefferson will have disclaimer to reflect quote come plebletion city of status founder of the u.s. and slave holder. according to "the washington examiner." nonprofit group provides critical support for the national mall is making the change to get ahead of any controversy. no one has actually complained yet. canadian prime minister justin trudeau welcome as flood of immigrants with open arms. now he is asking them politely please come here legally. >> an opening and welcoming society but let me be clear. we are also a country of laws.
jillian: trudeau sounding the alarm anyone seeking refugee status will have to go through the country's rigorous screening pro-says saying crossing illegally gives now advantage. his comments comes as the government grapples with a surge crossing into quebec. police department breaking the internet for hilarious response to this video on your screen. a teen is trying to look tough videotaping in front of what he thinks is a cop car tweeting the video to lawrence police, but the department quick to inform him he was actually wrong, i'm sorry, blake, this is awkward but that's not a police car. you videotaped in front of a water service vehicle. the tweet has over 500,000 likes and actually i wept on twitter to look at this and blake then tweet weed knew that but it's the only car we could find everyone is like okay. steve: blake, next time in front of code enforcement. brian: is videotaping good or bad for you. jillian: i don't know. who knows. i never even tried it. ainsley: i think it might be
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here to break down the latest details in the case is luke rosiak of the daily caller who really has owned the story. luke, good morning to you. >> good morning. steve: there is a story tout there that federal investigators are looking into whether or not sensitive data could have been stolen from these members of congress and then ultimately sold to pakistan or russia tell us about that. >> what i know and i have been following these guys for six months is that there has been a criminal investigation into these guys for a year and a half now and it covers cyber security. and theft. and what we know is these guys did have the opportunity and the motive to monday advertise data. they had all the emails and files of dozens of members of congress. they had debbie wasserman shultz' ipad password. and they had just this tremendous thirst for money. they were seemingly willing to do anything for money. they are even in basically they swindled their stepmom out of 50 grand and made her homeless even though theist guys own seven houses.
total pursuit of money and obviously data is something that can be very. steve: looking into whether or not national security was at play here. tell us as well about a chief of staff to a democratic member of congress who now is under scrutiny because they kind of changed the protocol. >> yeah. and so some the details of the basic theft that is suspected on capitol hill are coming out. and they were filling out basically they were buying all this equipment and making it so that central resources and house central administrators couldn't track these items and then these items were disappearing and they were apparently being sold. so, for example, in yvette clark's office representative out of new york city. her chief of staff signed off on this form that basically made this problem of $120,000 in missing equipment go go away. this was one of these awan brothers who said you know all that equipment we bought and this is one tenth of
their annual budget is missing. instead of calling the cops and instead of firing this guy, instead of bringing this to authorities, the chief of staff did none of that they signed this form that basically said it's no big deal and swept it under the rug. and that is just the highly unusual thing. because these offices aren't that big. when $1.2 million in tech equipment goes missing, it's like that could be, you know, 150 ipads. an office with 15 employees, like why did they ever sign off on those purchase orders? because the intent of this scheme was to keep the chief administrative officer as it's called of the house but that doesn't explain why members of congress didn't see. they would have seemingly known something was up with computers. that's when you start thinking about is there a financial component there or is this potentially maybe data that's being used as leverage because members of congress have got to explain what went on here and they are just not talking. steve: luke, why is this not
a bigger story on the other channels and in the big newspapers? >> you would have to ask them. steve: what do you think? >> what they have been saying so far is that these guys have been charged with bank fraud. by the way basically so far two of these guys indicted for basically part of the coverup rather than the crime. investigation is proceeding. they haven't been indicted to something directly pertains to capitol hill work. this is what we today in my story. steve: very good. check it out at the daily call. luke rosiak we thank you for joining us from our nation's capital. all right. 10 minutes before the top of the hour on this monday. president trump taking his feud with arizona senator jeff flake right to jeff flake's doorstep with a rally in phoenix tomorrow. he is endorsing his primary opponent dr. kelli ward. she is going to join us life in the next hour. and her army ranger father died in a black hawk helicopter crash when she was just 3 years old. but he still inspires her today.
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enlisted in the u.s. army. he served as an honor guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. he was known as a triple taver in the military, airborne, ranger and special forces tabernacles. -- tabs. he reenlisted and went to flight school and became a black hawk pilot. on the morning of january 31st, 198, my father lost his life too soon in a black hawk training accident. leaving behind his daughter at 3 years old, my little brother blake who was 1. and my mom at 26. so, fast forward in to college, i was a sophomore at michigan state. and folds of honor came into my life and they helped me complete my dream of graduating from my dream school. steve: great. >> they are currently helping my little brother blake in his pursuit to become a pga golf professional himself in the footsteps of my golf
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>> jerry lewis, the legendary entertainer has passed away at 91 years old. >> what are you doing back there asleep. >> sleeping? are you kidding me. i'm standing back here like a horse working like a dog. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ you might as well be walking on the sun ♪ you might be walking on the sun. steve: some more topical music. it's eclipse day live from new york city where later today about 2:00 in the afternoon new york sun will be on secured 71%. not 100 percent like they will have all the way from the pacific northwest down through, ainsley, your neck of the woods down in south carolina. cannot see anything in those things. but that's the idea. brian: if you want to survive. most of us will survive.
this. ainsley: i think we all will. steve: don't use your regular sunglasses. got to use the approved glasses or you will hurt yourself. brian: maybe if you are a student you will have study hall. steve: have a feeling a lot of students will go outside to look up at the sun provided they have the correct. ainsley: big day. eclipse today. we have the president speaking. we think about afghanistan later tonight. brian: 9:00. ainsley: watch it here on fox. also show you clips tomorrow morning and be talking about it. steve: indeed. right now though we start with a fox news alert. frantic search for 10 missing sailors after the uss john s. mccain slammed into an oil tanker in the south china sea. brian: man, what is going on. brand new video showing that gigantic hole in the destroyer. people are wondering about these 10 sailors. ainsley: griff jenkins is live in washington, d.c. with the breaking details for us. >> the search is on. dozens of vessels and aircraft from multiple nations certaining for those
10 sailors missing at this hour with five others injured after guided missile destroyer js mccain collided with auto commercial oil tanker east of singapore. happened just after 6:00 a.m. japan time. look at the damage here to the port side of this ship as it arrived in singapore with that significant damage resulted in flooding in the crew's birth 1we8s the machine and communications many are. quick damage efforts by the crew prevented further flooding. president trump tweeting last night: thoughts and prayers with u.s. navy sailors aboard the uss john s. mccain where search and rescue efforts are underway. and arizona senator john mccain for whom the ship is named after and father and grandfather who served. cindy and i are keeping our in our prayers tonight. appreciate the work of search and rescue crews. this is not good news for
the navy. fourth major incident involving navy ships in the pacific this year. most recently in june when the uss fitzgerald collided with container ship off the coast of japan claiming the lives of seven sailors. the navy's seventh fleet called that incident avoidable. and blamed it on poor seamanship. a lot of questions will be asked why this happened. again, and could it have been avoidable. right now it's all hands on deck in finding those missing soldiers. guys? brian: unbelievable. we will follow that story. thanks, griff jenkins. four minutes after the top of the hour. bring in former donald trump deputy campaign manager, now fox news contributor. founder of citizens united david bossie. welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> all over yesterday "fox & friends" and great job on the sunday shows. we need insight on what the president is going to be saying tonight. steve brought up last hour the encouraging thing for the administration is the details have not leaked out yet. on afghanistan.
[laughter] >> that's great for me because i don't know anything. brian: talk about why it took so long. >> for the afghanistan mission? the president has clearly come in to office and had an open mind on all things geopolitical. and military issues that were before him on. brian: he hates spending the money on this war. >> he hates spending the money and sending our soldiers over to anywhere in the world where it's not necessary, where it's not in the vital interest of the united states. and so he has taken this time to figure out with his commanders what is the right strategy, not only in afghanistan, but in iraq and other places. steve: sure. well, when you look at what the president and candidate said about afghanistan. he said it was a disaster. as president, he has said we are losing. but, you know, if you pull everybody out, then that's going to be a launch pad for the bad guys, much bigger than anything we saw pre-9/11. >> i think there is middle ground, too. there is not -- they don't
have to be mutually exclusive. no troops or 100,000 boots on the ground. it can be something in between. we will see this evening, everyone together will learn what the president is going to do. what his decisions as commander-in-chief are. and that's the most important job he has, obviously, amongst all the duties is as commander-in-chief sending our men and women in to harm's way. ainsley: based on what you know because you are close to the president. based on what he has told new conversations, what do you think he is going to say tonight? >> you know, i think he is a believer in his generals. in the military. steve: who he consulted on friday at camp david? >> they had that big meeting at camp david. it was, i understand from the reports, it was a very positive meeting. he made some decisions there. and left some undone. that's what we are going to learn tonight is what his final decisions are. he trusts his military commanders. he trusts the commanders that are on the ground and he trusts his generals that are advising him. i think he is going to give
them a chance to prove what they want. and their strategy. but he is also a man who will reflect on that over the coming weeks and months. and he is able to change it if he decides this is not working. brian: we know he took the handcuffs off in syria and a blowing up the caliphate. took the handcuffs off in mosul and about to take their country back. let's talk about now that vacation is about over. the president is back on the white house. he actually was never on vacation that was poorly communicated. they are rebuilding the west wing. he has worked 20 hours a day. having said that do you think it's important, david bossie, just from you personally knowing the president and the hill for him to put out the hand to jeff flake, to lindsey graham, and mitch mcconnell that he has been clashing with through the media? >> some of those people, you know, in politics there is the front of the hand and the back of the hand.
like dealing with your children, you know. and politicians are similar. they want to attract two-to-a strong leader who is popular. his popularity, they think in their states, they are all calculating. does help him or does it hurt him? i think that the president's popularity. brian: what would you advise the president when it comes to these guys in some cases have let him down by being critical of his policies? >> i think on a case-by-case basis, you can look at some of these senators and say you know what? we are going to be opposed to you. and other senators is he going to say we can work through. this i think it is a case -- it's not a blanket policy. steve: just take a look at what he is going to do tomorrow. is he going to phoenix. he is going to have another rally and dr. kelli ward, who he essentially has embraced to replace jeff flake probably going to be there. >> yeah on senator flake i don't know if he is going to be one that they are going to be embracing any time soon.
steve: right. >> i also don't know that kelli ward is the candidate. there will be other people that are very viable candidates to take on jeff flake that i would like to see get in place. steve: is the message david then toe the line of the administration or we will primary you. >> that was like that for barack obama, george bush and bill clinton. that's the way it is in the white house. you are either on the train or you are not. i want to see this president be successful. and i would like to seat house and senate leadership really stand up and take on his agenda. they have never fully adopted his agenda. brian: he can't be successful without them. >> of course. look at the last seven or eight months. he hasn't been as successful as he wants to be and as he should be because of their failures. their failures of leadership. not his. it's a failure of leadership in the house and senate. these -- folks, he is working diligently every day
on the agenda that got him elected for the american people to bring a better economy. look at what he has done. a million new jobs. 2.6 percent growth. we have been at the new normal of 1% for the last 8 years. this economy is ready to go. we just need tax reform and tax relief for the american people. this fall and we just don't see it happening as aggressivelily yet as it should be. that's what the president is frustrated at i believe. that's what i'm frustrated about. ainsley: i'm curious to find out what he is going to address tonight other than afghanistan. steve bannon is out of the white house. and all these confederate monuments people are calling to take down. thank you so much for being with us. we appreciate that. >> thanks for having me. ainsley: hand it over to jillian who has headlines for us. jillian: a lot of breaking news we are following on thissenned no. let's begin with a fox news alert. police confirming this morning that just one terrorist in the spain attacks remains on the loose. the search now intensifying for 22-year-old youness
abouyaaquoub believed to be one of the drivers of the van used back-to-back attacks killed 14 people. shows the suspect leaving the scene moments after the attack in barcelona. the search now expanding to france where police think he may have fled. more breaking news at this hour. the u.s. embassy in russia will be suspending issuing nonimmigrant visas for 8 days beginning wednesday. they will pick back up september 1st. but only in moscow. this is in response to the kremlin's decision to cap u.s. embassy staff cutting 455 positions. the move made after the u.s. congress passed tougher sanctions against russia. hundreds showing up for an american first anti-illegal immigration rally in la do you know do you know that beach, california. >> i'm white. >> what does white mean? >> i'm american. >> the organizers saying the rally was about the victims of refugees and illegal immigrants. the group met by a wave of counter protesters with signs opposing their stance.
three people were arrested. and the man accused of shooting and killing two officers will be staying behind bars. a judge denying bond for everett miller saying there was probable cause for his first degree murder charge. miller is accused of gunning down sergeant sam howard and officer matthew baxter during a scuffle in kissimmee, florida friday night. hundreds gathering over the weekend to pay tribute to the fallen officers at a vigil. those are your headlines. send it back to you guys. see you in a little bit. steve: president trump taking his feud with arizona senator jeff flake, man pictured right in the right-hand side of the screen right there right to his doorstep with a rally in phoenix tomorrow night. and his endorsement embracing of the primary opponent dr. kelli ward. she is going to join us live coming up next. inflammatory substances that cause symptoms.
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that republican senate candidate dr. kelli ward joins us right now from phoenix, arizona. good morning, doctor. >> good morning, steve. steve: so the president is going to have a rally tomorrow i believe at 7:00 p.m. local time out there in phoenix. are you going to be there? >> i am and team ward will be out in full force because we can't wait to welcome president trump to arizona. steve: well, we have got an interesting dynamic going on because the current u.s. senator, whose seat you are interested in is jeff flake. jeff flake is supported by mitch mcconnell and company because they are going to put millions of dollars into his campaign. meanwhile have you got the president of the united states supporting your candidacy. what's going on here? looks like a big battles behind the scenes between the president and mitch mcconnell. >> you know, i haven't been selected by any insider group to represent the state of arizona. i have been selected by the people of our state and the people of our country who are looking for a
conservative voice in the united states senate unfortunately for us in arizona, we don't have a conservative republican senator. we don't have a senator who supports the president at all. and so 2018, it's time for a change to get someone in office who is going to support that america first agenda and move this country in the right direction. steve: well, in his tweet, where he referred to the senator as flake jeff flake who is weak on borders, tell us about your immigration stance at this point. >> you know, i think that's the biggest contrast between senator flake and myself. he believes in open borders and amnesty and i believe in building the wall and stopping illegal immigration. i think we do need a physical border. i think we do need to mix the mortar to fix the border. that means a wall, technology, and empowering our border patrol and making sure they have the resources available to do their job, and holding employers accountable as well as the
people who come to our country illegally they have to understand there are consequences to coming here that way rather than rewards. steve: you do know what it's like to run against a sitting u.s. senator. you ran against john mccain last time and lost. what did you learn in that race? >> you know, i learned so much. i mean, it was a big challenge to take on. but somebody needed to do it. and so it set me up perfectly to be the candidate to take on sitting senator jeff flake. because i have got an amazing team. professional team. you may have heard some of the people from great america pac eric beach and bret louder joined my team. they were committed to electing donald trump to be the president and now they are committed to helping me retire jeff flake. steve: you know, dr. ward, a lot of people ran for the u.s. senate last time and they said, you know, give me another term and i will go and i will make sure that if i have a chance to repeal and replace of obamacare, i will vote for it. there were a lot of people who were let down by their u.s. senators. how do we know that you're not going to go to washington, d.c., say one thing and then do something
else? >> as a physician myself, it is appalling that we have the house, the senate, and the white house and the insider political professionals couldn't get the job done for the american people. people in arizona are suffering with high deductibles, and skyrocketing premiums. and they can't access high quality cost-effective healthcare. i have a track record in the arizona state senate of being very conservative. and doing what i say. i'm a person of action, not a person of talk. and so i look forward to getting there and getting the job done we all want done. steve: we know the next thing you are going to do tomorrow. you will go to the president's rally in phoenix. dr. kelli ward thank you very much for dropping by that same city and joining us live here on "fox & friends." >> thanks, steve. steve: you bet. so what do you think? email us at email@example.com. senator said she hoped the president was assassinated. why isn't the left denouncing her like they do president trump. as more confederate statues come down across the
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state to state starting out west observing it with airborne telescopes. next 200,000, that's the amount of people that could end up watching the eclipse in the town of madras, oregon. which in the middle of the path. the population is normally 6200 people. stand by for that and finally a po pot shop in oregon is seeing record sales people flocking to watch the record eclipse breaking all sorts of records in that locality. that's your news by the numbers. brian and ainsley over to you. brian: as the heats up. are they heroes or villans? they are our founders. ainsley: some people want the monuments of these most influential leaders like george washington be taken down. brian: that wasn't hearsay the president brought up last week. here washington law
professor. jonathan turley who knows. we have to change the at that point toll. let's talk about this. is there a legal precedent for tearing this stuff down? >> well, legally, people can do whatever they want with statues. it doesn't mean that it's wise. the fact is history is complex. one of the things that law professors and historians try to teach students is that history is not that neat. you learn from it. including the mistakes. these statues represent sort of markers in our history. where we evolved. george washington was a transitional figure in that sense. at the end of his life, he was steadfastly opposed to slavery. he is the only founder and the only slave-owning president who freed his slaves at the end of his life. he even required that some of the slaves be given life-time pensions to support them. now, does that excuse the fact that he was a slave owner? of course it doesn't. that's where we need to learn from those types of
great and horrible mistakes. but that doesn't mean that we remove their images. we need to understand who these people were. ainsley: you bring up a good point because there are some statues, there is a long list of individual states and what statues they are removing in the "new york times." there are some people ruled that african-americans both enslaved and free could not be american citizens. so i of course i think most people would agree those statues or those monuments need to be torn down but when you look at the history, you look at these people, george washington you said ended up doing a good thing at the end of his life by freeing his slaves and giving them pensions. where is the limit though? because have you got this bishop in chicago who wants to take down george washington and andrew jackson's statues. where is the limit? brian: former presidents. >> that's why i think would need to have a civil debated about how we deal with these founders and these images. at princeton there is a movement to strip woodrow wilson's name from that
university. university that he helped create. it's a world class university. because he supported segregation. and the university of virginia, the president was denounced because she merely quoted thomas jefferson and because he was a slave owner. -- brian: university of virginia. >> that's right. and what these movements represent is just a lack of balance but, more importantly, we need to have this discourse as a nation. it could be a healthy thing. >> right. >> removing statues in the middle of the night or demanding that all these things be bulldozed under with the history they represent is not good for a country. brian: jonathan turley i'm doing a book on andrew jackson a big movement now. pulled up temporary are ally to pull him out of jackson square in the battle of new orleans, city saved country he possibly saved as well. because not a perfect person. 200 years, is it right to project today's values on anyone that lived 200 plus years ago?
ainsley: good question. brian: no one should be proud of it. but should we run from it in 2008 barack obama said marriage between a man and woman. in 2012, he was full same sex marriage. was he a horrible personal in 2008 and was he enlightened person in 2012? who should would he be looking up to? >> i mean, i think you make the point. you can learn a lot from jackson. jackson did have a lot of flaws. but he was a character who represented his time. and i want students to go there and understand all the aspects of these leaders. i don't actually think it's useful to just treat leaders as blind heroes. brian: true. >> you learn a lot more when you find out that they made terrible mistakes. brian: i think 9 of the first 12 presidents had slaves outside john adams and john quincy adams. should we wipe them out of our book and look at them with disdain or understand we continue to evolve and there is no perfect personal who worked -- who walked earth. maybe one. right?
ainsley: i know who that is. brian: right. ainsley: jonathan, thank you so much for be being with us. >> thank you. brian: tearing down statues is not enough. now they may be adding a to the jefferson memorial that he owned slaves. ainsley: janice dean in south carolina, taking selfies. >> we're going to ask an expert if it's okay to take selfies during the great american eclipse. what do you think? stay tuned. all of the details are coming up. bringing america closer together with the 2017 total solar eclipse! woo hooh ♪ blinded by the light ♪ wrapped up like a do you doucd throw the roller in the night ♪ blinded by the light ♪
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♪ steve: well, it is the monday america has been waiting for. millions flocking to witness a once in a lifetime event. ainsley: your questions are pouring in. here to answer them live from greenville, south carolina the path of today's total eclipse is janice dean, along with thomas riddle riddle of the mountain roper science center. hey, janice. janice: hi. thomas is here. how excited are you? >> oh, we were super excited. for you was it's like the super bowl in the world series all rolled up into one. janice: tell us the science behind the eclipse. >> it's really spectacular. the moon will be passing in front of the sun. janice: yep. >> and the greatness of this is the sun is 400 times larger than the moon. but 400 times further away as well. which puts them almost i'd particularly the same size. when the moon passes in front of the sun, we will be in its shadow for two, two and a half glorious minutes. janice: amazing. i have to say the weather looks really good here.
>> it does. we have been planning for over a year. you never know what it's going to be like. we have been blessed with a glorious day today. janice: yes. tell us about people's viewing. i mean, a lot of people are asking can i take a selfie during the eclipse? what's your advice? >> put your devices down. enjoy this as it's meant to be enjoyed with your eyes. can you take all the pictures in the world. can you look at it and stay inside and look at the television. but nothing is going to replace seeing it with the human eye. it's going to be spectacular. once you see it. you will -- for some people it's life changing. janice: i love you mentioned that i think we are so wrapped up in our phones and our ipads and electronics. take a moment, cake a couple minutes to put them down and join something that brings us together. >> this is really cool that we get to experience this across our nation and especially at this time where we can all come together and celebrate this, you know. it really puts us, like you said, a chance to many come together and puts us in the same moment at the same time together. really though as far as trying to take photographs and all, just take a moment,
take it all in, it's requesting t going to be amazing. start to eclipse a little after 1:00 our time. the whole process last three hours. dark, a little cooler, stars will come out. observe the stars. take it all in. take aside three hours of your life relax and enjoy. janice: you tell me, there is a certain window of time where we can take off the protective glasses but i want you to explain it to me because it's very dangerous to watch this without your glasses. >> absolutely. we have been preaching safety all along. so you need to have isod certified glasses. keep these on not during the eclipse but wear them during partiality. so from the time the moon starts to cross the sun, starts to take a by the out of the sun. you won't be able to see it without eclipse glasses. keep those on. up until the moment hopefully we are going to see what's called bailey beads the sun passes through the craters in the moon.
create this bead effect. you have them on. right towards the end you will see a flash of light diamond ring that moment take them off and beautiful aurora around the moon outlining it. then we have like -- depending where you are, two and a half minutes, 2:40. as it starts to flash again, you put them back on and enjoy them for the rest of the day. janice: only if you are in that path of totality. >> right. if you are not in the path of totality you have to keep them on the whole time. janice: listen, thomas, amazing. thanks for being here. this is historic. i'm glad to experience this in greenville, south carolina. >> thanks for being here. steve: here in the city, 2:00 in the afternoon we are not in the path, obviously. but we have a 71% blacking out of the sun. you need those glasses. brian: this is purely american. this is an american eclipse. steve: i think it's on the edges, too. i don't know how far it
goes. ainsley: i don't know. accepted your comments. in a lot 6 you have questions and janice is going to talk to the experts about that. we haven't forgotten your questions. brian: if you are from another planet we will answer your questions, too. we will answer all of them. steve: 22 minutes before the top of the hour. jillian has headlines. jillian: that's right. good morning to you and to you at home as well. jefferson memorial getting update in the wake of recent controversy over civil war era statues. the exhibit alongside the memorial to thomas jefferson will have schar complexity of hs status. nonprofit group that provides critical support for the national mall is making the change to get ahead of any controversy. no one has actually complained yet. you won't see ohio governor john kasich running against president trump in 2020. >> i don't have any plans to do anything like that. i'm rooting for him to get it together. we all are.
>> well, as you heard, the governor says he is rooting for president trump even though he lost to him in the 2016 presidential primary. the smithsonian will soon feature artifacts from disgraced quarterback collin kaepernick. "u.s.a. today" reports game warn gear will be displayed in the museum of african-american history black lives matter exhibit. twitter as can you imagine has a couple things to write about it. steven quote, a bench and a clipboard and kevin tweets quote still waiting on the clarence thomas exhibit in the museum. nfl players continue to disrespect the national anthem by sitting. one is instead saluting the men and women in blue this pregame season. tweeting this photo of his cleats with the photos of four fallen officers saying quote added two more angels to my cleats families who lost two heroes in the community. sam howard matthew baxter, rip. those two officers died in
ambush in kissimmee, florida over the weekend. those are your headlines. send it back to you guys. steve: thank you so much. brian: unbelievable this is still going on. be talking later with jason whitlock. coming up straight ahead. turns out there is more than one way to jump a border wall. if you thought this was creative, just wait. ainsley: no way. that won't work. steve: looks like it's halfway working. >> democrats are quick to gharnd president trump denounce bring hate groups. where are the democrats when one of their own hopes the president gets assassinated? that's next. ♪ we're not going to take it ♪ no
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there. police looking for the suspect. unclear how much they got away with drug smugglers who have smuggled in the past while trying to scale the border wall turning to brand new method look at this flying over it? the man from the u.s. busted for using this drone to smuggle 13 pounds of meth across theist-mexico border. police say he was delivering the drugs worth about 50,000 bucks to an accomplice at gas station in san diego. suspect tells police he has used drones for smuggling five or six times since march. ainsley: hey, brian. thank you. missouri state senator, there is her picture, refusing to resign after she posted on facebook she hopes the president would be assassinated and it took four days for maria chapel nadal to apologize. listen. >> president trump, i apologize to you and your family. i made a mistake. and i'm owning up to it. and i am not ever going to make a mistake like that
again. and i have learned my lesson. my judge and my jury is my lord, jesus christ. ainsley: so where are the democrats so quick to denounce fringe hate groups why aren't they denouncing the behavior? here to discuss this brunell donnell shae and democratic strategist christie setzer. thank you for being with us. >> god bless you and god bless america. ainsley: i receive it i receive it. ainsley: that's what you always say when i say it. >> thank you. >> what do you think about her comments? do you think she was sincere? she waited four days to apologize after she said she wouldn't and do you think she needs to step down? >> well, of course it took some time for her to maybe get her thoughts together, but i think four day days is absolutely too much time when you are hoping that the president gets assassinated. you know, when there is undisputed evidence that there has been some wrongdoing by an elected
official, you know, the denouncing of the person should be quick. now, if there is an issue where there are multiple actors and multiple investigations that need to go on, it's different. but, in this case, she actually the tweet was screen captured as well as she admitted to tweeting. so the democratic party and the republican party should have been all over her instantly denouncing this behavior of even saying that she wanted our president dead. absolutely unacceptable. ainsley: christie, there have been a few democrats that have come out and said it was wrong for her to say that. she needs to step down. where is the outcry from the democratic party like you would see them going against president trump when he is -- they are so upset about these fringe groups. where is the majority of the democratic party when she says that she wants someone to kill the president of the united states? >> i think the majority of the democratic party is going about their business not really paying attention to what one random state senator from missouri. ainsley: what if the shoe
were on the other foot? >> the shoe is on the other foot. ainsley: saying this about a democratic president. >> i think that probably happens all of the time. and it didn't get news coverage. we are talking about president trump because he is the president. let's also go back to this woman and say that she did delete it immediately apologized. and roundly condemned by state senators and democratic leadership in missouri. that is the difference. when we are talking about the president of the united states, inciting the violence that he did throughout the campaign, when he had these fights happening at his rallies and we had his supporters beating up on protesters and on black people at his rallies, what did he do? he said i hope they take them out in a stretcher. he said, you know, i will pay your legal bills if you actually get in trouble for beating up protesters. he incited it along the way. and, again, he is not a state senator. he is the most important and powerful person in the united states setting a terrible and appalling tone
for the rest of the country. ainsley: what do you want to say? >> if i may respond, what i want to say is that the democratic party, the g.o.p. has ton do item hate and violence and any incitement of violence. immediately, especially like i said when the facts are undisputed. they are undisputed in this case. she admitted it and it was cause in a scree saver. during the campaign trump supporters were attacked and abused. imagine me a black woman who decided not to vote for hillary, i'm a democrat, i have been getting death threats. my family is not safe. at least i'm grateful that the president has secret service, at least his staff has secret service. a lot of trump supporters don't have that. so, imagine if someone had taken that tweet that she did and went out to go and try to assassinate the president. then what are you going to say she is one random senator. she is more than enough to incite violence against people and enough is snuff.
ainsley: christie, last word. >> what she said was wrong. but that's very different than doing things that are wrong. we saw a very violent. >> it was diabolical. ainsley: let her talk. >> someone actually died because of violent speech and violent behavior. on the part of the neo nazis who support donald trump, who they endorsed him in their newspaper. >> they endorsed hillary, too. >> they did not endorse. >> yes they did. $20,000. >> donald trump refused. >> in her campaign. >> refused to denounce several days that is wrong. >> he denounced them flatly on saturday. >> and then he took it back on the following day. >> he denounced them. ainsley: okay. >> denounce all hate. all hate. >> didn't mean it. >> we reject it as americans. we reject it. >> i mean it i don't think he did. ainsley: ladies, thank you so much. >> god bless you and god bless america.
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states. ainsley: what does this mean, steve, for the president's agenda and will republicans in congress now give it another look? here to weigh in on this is new york g.o.p. congresswoman claudia tenney. thank you so much congresswoman for being with us. >> good morning. ainsley: what can we expect? what is the white house going to look like without steve bannon? >> to be perfectly honest with you. my district probably doesn't know who steve bannon is the president got elected substantially by as i was saying earlier by 16 points in my district. so hillary clinton only got 39% and the president got 55%, 56%. they want to see things getting done. they want to see tax reform. they want to see obamacare repealed. they are happy with the veterans administration overhaul legislation that we passed. as a small business owner we passed the choice act in the financial services committee where i serve. and that's going to be significant for helping our small business community get loans. so we are focused on the issues. all the drama around the white house tends to be something my district says enough with it let's get on.
brian: interested to see what the conservative message steve bannon seems to think so saying this to the message to the republican party through "the washington post" said if the republican party on capitol hill gets behind the president on his plans and not theirs, it will be sweetness and light and be one big happy family. do you think there has to be -- do you think there is a big schism between agendas? >> i think the president is advancing a so-called populist agenda but it's also republican and conservative. i have been elected three times in the new york state assembly. now i'm sitting in congress and i haven't been endorsed by my local republican party. i have gotten there without it. that's because i'm talking about issues and talking about what's important to the people. and, again, tax reform. i come from one of the districts that is struggling the most economically across the nation. we have the largest of jobs and people. the president's agenda in so many ways made in america. brian: helps you. >> helps us. we want to seat president get through his agenda.
we're tired of the noise and the distractions. steve: sure. >> and obstructionist coming from the democratic side. they are embracing this resist movement which stands for what? nothing. steve: coming woman while have you been out talking to people in your district which 16% donald trump won by mitt romney only one it by one you told me earlier. >> right. steve: are people frustrated that the people generally they elected to be going to promised one thing and now that they are there promised to do something and now turning the other way. >> somebody who is independent, conservative republican i would like to seat 270 bills that we have sitting on the floor of the senate waiting to be passed. our house has been so productive. we have done congressional review acts. rolling back nearly 10 billion in regulations. we have -- as i said, we have had the veterans accountability act. the choice act. steve: have you passed so much stuff now the ball is in mitch mcconnell's court. >> they need to act on the senate side and need to stand up for our values and that's what the president's challenge is now.
>> there is a frantic search underway for ten missing sailors. >> after that guided missile destroyer uss john mccain clouded with a oil tanker. >> president trump set to address the nation. >> president trump will give a path forward on afghanistan and south asia. >> he trusts his military commanders. i think he's going to give them a chance to prove what he wants and police strategy. >> police confirming this morning that just one terrorist in the spain attacks remains on the loose. the search now intensifying for 22-year-old. >> the fact is history is complex. removing statues in the middle of the night with the history they represent is not good for our country. >> every state gets two statues to put in statuary
hall. as you look at the scope, why wouldn't you think of pocahontas? >> counting down to the solar eclipse. >> this is the total eclipse. this is happening. >> this is really cool we get to experience this across our nation. we can all get together and celebrate this. ♪ ♪ steve: 8:01 here in new york city and right now the frantic search is underway after the uss john mccain slammed into an oil tanker in the south china sea look at the big hole. brian: yeah, they wondered if they had to make those
decision like the last time with the uss fitzgerald that caused sailors lives. ainsley: live in washington, d.c. with the breaking details for us. >> good morning, guys. troubling news. the search-and-rescue teams are scouring the seas right now to find this ten sailors missing after five others were injured after the tanker collided just east of singapore. and as you mention, look at the damage to the port side. it damaged the communications room and thankfully swift academies by the crew prevented a worse fate. president trump tweeting last night thoughts and prayers are with our u.s. navy sailors aboard the uss john mccain. and senator john mccain for whom the ship is named after his father and grandfather are tweeting keeping aboard sales
along the uss john mccain in prayers. the rescue crews. and as you mention, this is bad news for the navy. it's the fourth major incident in the pacific involving u.s. ships. just a few days ago, guys. on friday the uss fitzgerald was relieved of duty in june when collided with the container ship off the coast of japan. that did claim the lives, tragically of seven sailors. the u.s. fleet calling that incident avoidable. so a lot of questions will be asked. but right now it's all on deck and prayers going out to finding those sailors that are missing. steve: chris, thank you very much. brian: meanwhile, tomorrow -- excuse me, tonight at 9:00, the president of the united states is going to be talking about a plan for afghanistan going forward. and general mattis made it clear. this is going to be a strategy center. he's not going to get out of the president. didn't last night. this is a south asia strategy. not just about afghanistan, which makes me hopeful that we're going to go in for the
sanctuaries in pakistan whether they like it or not. ainsley: this is america's longest war. it has been 16 years, and you had a group of generals meeting with the president as well as the intelligence community to figure out a plan overweight weekend for afghanistan. and this is secretary of defense james mattis talking about that meeting. listen. >> the process is rigorous, and it involves all members of the national security staff. and i would say rit large. attorney general and homeland security trying to protect america. state department and treasury department. significant allies, it has impacts on our budget. director of omb was in on it. the national security adviser, and the chief of staff coordinate to make sure everyone has equity. steve: so there you have general mattis talking about the meeting at camp david on
friday where the president called everybody and said. okay. look, i have described this as a disaster. i look at the maps, it looks like we're losing. what do we do? while no details really have leaked out to the white house's credit, you talk to the various people who were in that room, and they have said for a while the only way to win the mission is to modestly increase the troop levels. also, keep training the afghan military. also keep on the ground cia and special forces people to keep the bad guys in check. so look for something along those lines, although we won't know for sure until the president takes the stage at the fort across the river from the white house tonight at 9:00 p.m. you'll see it right here on the channel. brian: evidently, there's only 7% of the afghan forces are special ops. but they're doing 70% of the fighting. we're paying for everybody. they've got to get more effective troops, we've got to make sure these afghan troops know that the you know what? we're not going to be doing this forever. you have to get your act
together and be productive. and i sense the president keeps talking about the natural resources that afghanistan has that are untapped. and the fact that the omb director in these meetings is going to find a way to mine some of their natural resources to get them to start paying for their own strength. steve: you mean take some of the oil or something? >> no. they have natural minerals and things that can benefit the afghan economy so that they can start living on their own. steve: because the president famously said in iraq, we probably should have taken some of that oil to pay for the cost of our treasure. ainsley: there's controversy in missouri. a local lawmaker, a senator there, and she went on facebook, and she wrote a comment about how the president should be assassinated. she panicked, she immediately deleted it, and she waited four days to apologize. this is the latest. this is that senator, maria apologizing. listen. >> president trump, i apologize to you and your
family. i made a mistake. and you know what i'm reminded of? is that we are all human. and i'm also a child of god. i made a mistake. and i'm owning up to it. and i am not ever going to make a mistake like that again, and i have learned my lesson. my judge and my jury is my lord, jesus christ. steve: you know, it's interesting because she had refused to apologize. she did say that it was a mistake, but she said she would not apologize, and she would not resign. don't know what happened in the last 24 hours. but obviously, she decided you know what? i'm going to go ahead and apologize. but at the same time, you've got one of the most powerful democrats in missouri who said she's got to go. but then again, claire is running for reelection, and that's what you would expect her to say. so now she has apologized, but she will not leave her job,
although the governor, who is a republican, has said -- he said on friday that if she doesn't leave the job, the state senate can move to remove her. so anyway. ainsley: brian, what do you think? should she step down? brian: i think it's a story that's done. she apologized, let her stay. ainsley: yeah, i agree that she is a child of god, and we all want forgiveness, and i can forgive her absolutely. she's requesting that and asking for that. she did say something very nice to the president's family. please forgive me. however, she's still a leader. i do think she should step down. steve: look, she was talking about the assassination of the president of the united states, which is so beyond th beyond the pale. the thing about her, though, at this stage she has not resigned, she's going to be out of a job next year because in her particular district, she will be term limited, so just a limited time. ainsley: please keep those e-mails coming.
we're reading them all. they're all very interesting. in the meantime, we're just a few hours away from the most spectacular solar in the skies. brian: the eclipse is attributing many people over to oregon, located right in the epicenter of its path. dan springer is live. hey, dan. >> yeah. good morning, guys. you know, veteran eclipse watchers will tell you that unlike the game of horseshoes, close does not count. and that is why so many people have flocked to this path of totality all across the country, really. but oregon was long ago identified as a premier spot to watch this eclipse because of its high desert blue skies and also because it's right in the center of the 70-mile wide path of darkness. so tens of thousands of people either drove here or flew in. 500, in fact, by private planes. they're here from los angeles, new york, and well beyond. we even caught up from a guy from dublin, ireland who's going to see his fourth total eclipse. he describes the crowd
reaction when day turns to night. >> everyone was just with joy, with wonder, experience the phenomenon that maybe 2,000 years ago that we were terrified of. >> many people brought high-powered telescopes and sophisticated cameras. nasa believes that this will be the most studied eclipse of all time. just because 200 million people can get to the path in one day's drive. now, matt henry is among 1,500 amateur scientists who will be uploading pictures for a google movie on the event. thousands have also helped nasa collect data. everything from plant life to animal sounds. total darkness here will last for two minutes. this shadow will race across the country and start on the oregon coast. and 90 minutes later off the coast of south carolina. so it moves very fast. but for those who magical minutes people here will be in awe. guys, back to you. steve: dan, when it does go directly over you, will it be
as dark as it is right now? or it's just going to be much dimmer? >> it will be not quite as dark because you're going to see the corona. the burning gases on the sun. the sun will be covered but the burning gases will be visible. ainsley: the corona. steve: i saw a corona yesterday. ainsley: me too. steve: dan springer live out in oregon. thank you very much. brian: 11 minutes after the hour. coming up, her presidential campaign has been over for months. so why is hillary clinton still paying aberdeen tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash? ainsley: and trying to get the president's response from the violence in charlottesville. listen. >> the president said tuesday quote there were very fine people on both sides. who were those very fine people marching with the neonazis? do you believe there were very fine people? ainsley: jerry defended president trump, and he is going to join us live next
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steve: all right. we've got a lot of breaking news on this total eclipse monday, and jillian joins us right now here in studio f with more. >> that's right. and let's begin with a fox news alert. what you need to know. the death toll now rising to 15 in the spain terror attacks. this as brand-new video shows police evacuating this morning after finding a suspicious package. it was left on a bus near the same street as the van attack in barcelona. police now confirming that just one terrorist remains on the loose. the search now intensifying for 22-year-old who is believed to be the driver of the van used in the barcelona attack. new pictures just released show the suspect leaving the scene moments after the strike. now expanding to france where police think he may have fled. hundreds showing up for a america first antiillegal immigration rally in laguna beach, california. the organizer saying the rally
was about the victims of refugees and immigrants. protesters with signs popping opening their stance. the man accused of killing two officers will be staying behind bars. a judge denying bond for everett miller saying there was probable cause for his first-degree murder charge. accused of gunning down sam howard and matthew baxter during a scuffle saturday night. hundreds paid tribute to the fallen officers at a vigil. and the king of comedy jerry luis has passed away. >> we stop right here. >> we're identical twins. >> no. >> that's a pulley machine. >> the legendary comedian died in his las vegas home sunday. he was most known for his hilarious comedies and charity work, raising millions for children with muscular dystrophy. even made an appearance right here on fox and friends.
>> any regrets? >> no. huh-uh. >> anything you wish -- >> if i did it all again, i wouldn't change anything. >> the white house releasing a statement saying quote he truly loved his country, and his country loved him back. jerry lewis was 91 years old. and you hear guys say if i did it again, i wouldn't change a thing. that's what we all hope for. ainsley: well, he raised so much money for other people. did so much good. lived a great life. steve: the king of comedy. thank you very much, jillian. brian: 18 minutes now after the hour. should radical left protesters be tearing down statues be classified as a terrorist group? we're one step closer to that becoming a reality. ainsley: plus golf legend jack anybodjack nicholas is here. we have the best job. we get to see him and introduce you to him. how is he helping our heroes? we'll tell you next
the most on demand your entire dvr. top networks. and live sports on the go. included with xfinity tv. xfinity, the future of awesome. ainsley: time now for quick headlines. one of the chief architects of obamacare is now out of a job. jonathan gruber will no longer work for vermont health care system after the state settled a fraud suit. was accused of charging the state for work that he never did when he was hired to craft a single pair health care system. and the white house will now have to respond to a petition to formal classify as a terrorist organization. the effort getting 100,000 signatures in less than a week. the petition states that it has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities. steve: meanwhile, has made it their mission to make sure
that the families of fallen and wounded heroes are never left behind. brian: and this year for the third time in event history, golf legend jack nicholas will help kick off the national golf day. ainsley: pete, help me with that. that's a great name and honorary chairman of patriot golf legend jack nicholas. they all join us now. thank you, all, for being with us. what an honor. we salute you, major dan and all the service that you do for this country and all the great people that you help. tell us about your organization and what patriot golf day is. >> well, ainsley, ear mission is to leave no family behind on the field of battle. patriot golf day is the most heroic round golfers have the opportunity to play over the weekend. and we have donations coming in from thousands of golf courses across this country to provide scholarships for spouses and children who have had someone killed or disabled.
ten years we've been at this and to have mr. nicholas, who is the greatest golfer of all time, but i know him as one of the greatest patriots i've ever met and together with the pga of america and 29,000 members, we've raised $28 million and almost 7,000 scholarships and what i think is the most patriotic game. the game of golf. steve: why is it -- i'm sure organizations come to you every day and say we would love to have you involved with us. why was it jack nicholas himself wanted to get involved with folds of honor? >> well, first of all, i didn't have the opportunity to serve my country. and the military that i think so highly of the military and the men and women who have served and major dan came to me, and we got to know each other and the mission that he was on that made a lot of
sense to me, and i thought it was very worth while. you've got 6800 scholarships now. >> yeah. through patriot golf day and 60,000 since we started. >> it's unbelievable how much good is done and the pga of america is involved. i'm obviously a pga member, and it's just something that i think our country is long needed and something that major dan has taken forward and taken the bull by the horns and done it. brian: pete, i know how you feel. i hope you end with a bigger name after today, so you're stuck with jack nicholas. i'm kidding. but it's going to be an excuse too for people who are patriotic and know that their green is going to go to a great cause; right? >> it's great to use the game of golf for such a great cause. and partner with jack who's such a great friend of the pga of america. i'm proud pga of america has
really been there since day one. you go back ten years ago, and i know there's a phone call from major dan to our past president brian, and they started this relationship. and for the pba professionals to be part of this, i know through the help of pga professionals all around the country, we will have raised with major dan over $6 million. we're on track to do better than that this year. and it's all -- it's what we're about. it's what the pga of america is about. our foundation pga reach fits so squarely into our strategy. and anything you can do with jack nicholas is obviously great for the game of golf. ainsley: major dan, i know you have something special for jack nicholas. what is it? >> i do. and mr. nicholas is our honorary chairman this year, and i will say in the opportunity of presence of the great people. i get chills sitting next to him and looking at him and what he has done with all the major champions, and i know
you've had six green jackets, but we commissioned a special jacket for you so you're properly outfitted here. this is the a2 jacket that we've won as aviators since the great war. freedom is not free. and with his name on there, jack nicholas, the golden bear as we know and love him. really, the most iconic patriotic golfer who has ever played the game. and it's an honor for pete and i on behalf of our 16,000 recipients and the 29,000 men and women that make up the pga of america and combat aviators, we salute you for using your talents for good. >> well, thank you very much, major dan. and, you know, if you all want to help out there, go to folds of honor.org and if you want to donate money or go play patriot golf day, call your nearest golf course. it's a thing that we all need
to do. and i remember the last time major dan and i beat was about four shots. steve: i heard him tell that story. pete and jack and major dan, thank you very much for joining us. and once again, folks down at the bottom of the screen, foldsofhonor.org is a way you can support. ainsley: it's great and great so many golf courses are participating in it. brian: i don't think jack has to golf with a jacket, though; right? steve: he's down in palm beach, florida. it's about 100 degrees. ainsley: i doubt it would mess with his game, though. brian: i wouldn't wear leather today. that's a good message for anybody. steve: absolutely. cool jacket. all right. straight ahead, canadian prime minister justin trudeau says episode he wants to build bridges to canada. not walls. but has a problem on his hands. it turns out this bridges are pretty popular with canadians. ainsley: and what's shaping up
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ban will be a source of ideas on the outside. what you're seeing is general kelly's ability to organize structured white house. and that's something the president has needed very badly. i think that general kelly, he has somebody who could be the kind of chief of staff that jim baker was to ronald reagan. and i think if they continue to work together well, i think you'll see a very steady improvement in the routine effectiveness of the administration. and i think in that kind of environment, steve bannon is much more of a free spirit -- i once said that he was a pirate serving in the u.s. navy, and i think he preferred to go back to being a pirate. and he'll be on the outside attacking things he doesn't like and arguing -- offering ideas the president will sometimes adopt. brian: the area you know quite well, which is what goes on in congress how it relates to the white house whether you have a rapport democrat in there. what i'm pretty amazed at over the last few weeks, bob has been critical of this president. doubles down, and then you
have a book coming out by senator jeff flake, which is very dismissive of president trump's agenda and his populous candidacy. what would you like to see the president do in order to push his agenda forward, even if he dislikes who these people are, he needs them. how does he get them in the fold? >> well, look, i think there are three key steps. the first is already taken. john kelly has tremendous relationships with both democrats and republicans. he was the marine liaison to the house when he was speaker. he served for two different secretaries of defense. he understands washington very well, and he's respected on both sides of the aisle. that's step number one. step number two, the president's got to learn to think in team terms. i know just had jack nicholas on who is maybe one of the greatest golfer or one or two of the greatest golfers of all time. one of the challenges of golf
in a way is a individual sport. it's you against the course. the game is now in as a team sport. and i think he needs to think like a team leader and team builder, and that's a very big change for somebody who is used to playing an individual sport. so if he's going to be successful on capitol hill, he's going to have to build a trump team. and a lot of the people you just mentioned in the long run may end up on that team if he works with them. the last thing he has got to do, being very candid here, he has got to quit stepping on himself. he had a very good infrastructure press conference the other day, and then he stepped on it, blew it, guaranteed that it wouldn't get covered. that's just -- that's like a quarterback who goes out and throws the ball down to the other side and fumbles on the first play of every possession. he's got to be more discipline, and he's got to work as part of a team. and then i think generally, he could end up being a remarkably great president. but he's got to make a couple of mid-course corrections. ainsley: you know, he might be doing that.
tennis, golf, individual sports until you go to college, and then you're on a team. and then the president asking all of these generals to come and be with him at catcher david, that is a sign he's working with a team. he's asking the experts in that field what he should do about afghanistan. he's going to be talking about afghanistan tonight at 9:00 fort meyer, which is in arlington, virginia and talking in front of the troops and telling them i realize your lives are important. but i am consulting the experts and these generals who have your best interest in mind. what do you think the president -- what is he going to tell the american people tonight? >> well, first of all, you put your finger on one of the places where he's had a real break through. he's had a superb national security team with secretary tillerson and general kelly, mattis, and general mcmaster. so i think nobody could argue he's doing this without having thought it through and having first rate people thinking through what he's going to do. i think what he's going to say is very simple. and it relates back to what has happened in barcelona and
what we see happening around the world. we are in the long-term struggle with terrorism, with islamist supremacist. we know that the last time we allowed afghanistan to be an empty space, it was filled with the taliban and by al-qaeda and the planning for 9/11 was done in afghanistan. we know if we pull out and the government collapses, you're going to have some combination of rices, al-qaeda, and the taliban running the country again. that's a long-term very real threat to the united states and europe and all of our allies. and i think what he's going to say is that there's a prudent investment, probably 4- 5,000 troops that allows us to train the afghan army, which combined with a new level of pressure and the pakistanis to clean up the northwest frontier, which is the sanctuary that the terrorists have been using, could lead us over the next few years into a much better future. i think you're going to see relatively fewer american casualties, you're going to
see a real emphasis on training the afghans, and i think in the long run that will be the right strategy. brian: of course, they have to start learning to fight. we've been training for 16 years. special ops are doing it but no one else is. real quick. would you have open up with clarification on his stance on race relations? >> i think i would have the president talk about bringing us together and then -- beyond race are helations. remember, an awful a lot of the people who have been demonstrators on the left aren't african-american or latino. they're white radicals. so i think the president can look legitimately say he would like to be the president of all the people. but that requires people coming together and talking with each other, rather than fighting each other. i think a speech like that would be very helpful to the entire country, and would probably be reputeiated by the hard left. steve: all right. let's see. that's tomorrow night. you'll see it here on the channel. and you've just watched newt gingrich on the channel.
what a show, i'm telling you. ainsley: thank you very much, mr. speaker. brian: by the way, he's in training to be a diplomat spouse right now. steve: there you go. ainsley: really? brian: yeah. ainsley: spouse training. brian: going through spouse training. ainsley: jillian has headlines right now. >> good morning, guys. good morning to you as well. the memorial on the national mall is getting an update on the wake of recent controversy over civil war-era statues. the exhibit alongside thomas jefferson will have a disclaimer to reflect quote the complexity of his status as the founder of the u.s. and the slave holder. a nonprofit group that provides critical support for the national mall is making the change to get ahead of any controversy. no one has actually complained yet. canadian prime minister justin trudeau welcomed the flood of immigrants with open arms. but now he's asking them politely please come here illegally. >> canada is an opening and welcoming society, but let me be clear. we are also a country of
laws. >> trudeau sounding the alarm stressing that anyone seeking refugee status will have to go through the country's rigorous screening process saying crossing illegally gives you no advantage. his comments come as the government grapples with a surge of asylum seekers crossing into québec. hillary clinton's failed presidential campaign is long over. but one of her top aids is still getting paid. federal election commission filings show aberdeen has been paid nearly $65,000 in campaign money since november. going through late june. and she's not the only one. clinton's former press secretary and another aid are also getting checks. look at your headlines as we look at you guys. brian: i haven't seen her in front of the prompt in a long time. ainsley: the media are trying to get conservatives to come out in response to the violence in charlottesville. >> the president said tuesday there were quote very fine
people on both sides. who were those very fine people marching with the neonazis? do you believe they were very fine people? ainsley: jerry defended president trump, and he's going to join us live next. brian: and the great american eclipse is just hours away and janice dean is live in greensville, south carolina to make sure no one looks. hi. steve: yes, i have some of my friends here from greenville, south carolina. are you guys excited for the great american eclipse? please stay with us at fox and friends. we're going to talk all about it. wave to everybody at home in our glasses. americans - 83% try to eat healthy.
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past it after what happened on tuesday. and going up and saying do you agree with what president trump says? listen. >> the president said tuesday there were quote very fine people on both sides. who were those very fine people marching with the neonazis? do you believe there were very fine people on both sides? and also your idea that donald trump somehow knows there were good people. brian: jerry is one of the many conservatives getting grilled over the president's remarks, but he knows the president. and what he stands for. that's why he backed him. and we send some of the frustration yesterday, jerry. always good to see you on the air. so do you feel as though the president's being misrepresented, or do you think he should clarify what he said on tuesday to make backers like who know him like you life easier? >> i think he was very clear who the culprits were because he called out the nazis, the
white supremacist, the kkk members by name. he didn't call out the ones who committed violence on the other side by name. he never mentioned. he made it clear there was no moral equivalence between the two, and i think he should be commented for that. we had a president not too long ago who refused to call radical islamic terrorist by its name, and i'm glad we finally have a leader who calls evil what it is. you know, the media has tried to portray this as a philosophical war between the right and the left. between blacks and whites. between jews and gentiles, but it's nothing but pure evil versus good. and we all need to be united to fight any form of terrorism, whether it comes from timothy mcveigh in oklahoma city or from this group in -- crazy people in charlottesville or the ones who were flying the planes into the world trade center or isis attacking people in barcelona. it's all pure evil, and we all need to be united against it.
brian: jerry, i'm watching the video yesterday. this incredible documentary. they put someone vetted with these white nationalists. these people are despicable human beings. and just to put them on camera and show what they're about. and they're not about robert e lee. they're about forwarding a white nationalist agenda. but anyone who knows the president knows it has nothing to do with his movement and this success. and i get the sense after looking at's tweets yesterday when he had a similar thing happen in boston. although, much better police. he came out and understood it. he saluted those who came out against the white nationalists and said i want to applaud the protesters in boston who were speaking out against bigotry and hate. our country will soon come together as one. do you sense that that's moyer of the president that you know? >> president donald trump does not have a racist bone in his body. i know him well.
he loves all people. he has helped so well to help minorities in inner cities. to bring jobs back to them. he says. african-american has skyrocketed since he has become president. he's doing all the right things for the people that are in need, the minorities. and i think it's unfair for -- you know, he has an impressive way of saying things sometimes. and the the fact that he said there's good people marching within the bad people. those good people should have looked around and saw the people with the confederate flags and -- brian: got out of there. >> yeah. brian: i have to bring you to this. the accusation that he supports antisemantic behavior devise logic. he has people who have worked in his office that are jewish for 30 years. his daughter converted. you have steve mnuchin who
were urging him to resign says i feel compelled that the president is in no way shape, or form believes that neonazis or the hate group that endorse violence to demonstrate in peaceful and lawful ways. he's jewish. there's no way he would work for someone jewish. the president is getting mislabeled here in a way that he doesn't even -- it's so without fact, he doesn't even feel compelled to defend himself. should he? >> well, i think one of the first things that he did was rebuild a relationship with israel, with benjamin netanyahu. i've been in contact with friends in the community in charlottesville. and i can understand their fear. they had these terrorists marching outside on the sidewalk. right outside their synagogue, and it's all understandable. but president trump is not the source of any of that anti-semitism, and it's just completely unfair and it's a false narrative from the left and from the media.
brian: jerry, thank you so much for joining us. appreciate your perspective. >> good to be with you, brian. brian: i would love the president to include that, if he feels compelled to on tuesday just to reinforce it because that message is just not getting out. meanwhile, the total solar eclipse is just hours away. janice dean is celebrating with friends in south carolina. but first, let's check in with bill who was outstanding filling in yesterday. >> it was a high honor. we're going to have reporters everywhere for this eclipse, so this is going to be fun today. what will the president do in afghanistan today? the white house challenging the congress getting it done on the agenda. will that happen? the death toll climbing higher after the attack on spain. what do we know now about that terror cell in barcelona? and how do you remember the leif of jerry lewis? we'll see you in ten minutes. shannon and i will see you at the top of the hour here on america's newsroom ♪
♪ ♪ steve: okay. that is the famous song by bonnie tyler total eclipse of the heart. she actually will be performing. that soung on a cruise ship today as we have the total eclipse here in the united states of america. ainsley: it's absolutely wonderful. it's going to start in oregon. at some point this morning and then later in the afternoon, it's going to end in greenville -- well, in south carolina where we have sent janice dean, she's in the great state of south carolina. my mother was actually born in greenville, and janice is down
there in that lovely city so that she can see the eclipse. >> good morning, fox and friends. say good morning fox and friends. >> good morning, fox and friends. >> i love seeing all of you guys in greenville, south carolina. they actually postponed the first day of school until tomorrow so everyone could see the eclipse. are you excited about the eclipse? >> yes. >> what's your name? >> anna kate. >> and you're from here. >> yes. >> and you're excited to be off of school. >> yes. >> and you're excited to watch the total eclipse. but what do you have to do to be safe? >> wear the eclipse glasses. >> and what's your name? >> abby. >> where are you from? >> atlanta. >> you came from south carolina to see this. >> yes. >> and what are you excited most about? >> to see the shine of the -- >> the moon? the moon covering the solar eclipse? >> yes. >> are you guys excited about freddie the frog caster? >> yes. >> because not only do we have a total solar eclipse
happening, but my fifth children's book is happening on the same day. is that amazing? so we're going to be doing a book signing, and i hope you guys will join me because at 2:38 eastern time, what's going to happen? >> the eclipse. >> the eclipse is going to happen here in south carolina. you have to be wearing your protective sunglasses right, everybody? right? and you're going to have your parents help you; right? and you're going to read freddie the frog caster. and i just want to make mention that here in greenville, south carolina the weather is going to be perfect. we have the eclipse happening coast to coast for the first time in close to 100 years from the northwest to the southeast and greenville, south carolina i think is going to have the best weather. are you guys excited? thank you for joining us on fox and friends. the great american eclipse is happening. watch fox and friends. we'll see you tomorrow. ainsley: congratulations on the book, janice. more fox and friends in just a e
>> have fun enjoying the eclipse with your family. the president speaking tonight at 9:00. >> have a great eclipse monday. >> bill: search and rescue mission underway overseas for 10 u.s. sailors now missing after the navy destroy the uss john mccain colliding with a tanker. officials say it happened east of singapore. that ship suffering serious damage in the fourth mishap for u.s. navy vessels since february of this year. developing story, more details as they come in at "america's newsroom." president donald trump is set to chart a new course in afghanistan. he will announce his decision in a prime time address to the nation and we all will be watching for that. the gang is back together here in new york. we come