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♪ ♪ >> the president pushing back on claims slow response in puerto rico. >> we are sending tremendous amounts of supplies. tremendous amounts of food and water. and we are sending great people to help. >> i think that people are looking for good guys or bad guys. they are looking to place blame. >> focus on helping people. that should be the focus of the media, of the public. >> we are with you. we will stay with you. and we will come back stronger than ever. >> tom price has resigned as president trump's health and human services secretary. >> price was under fire for his use of private flights for government and personal business. >> this is probably going to cause every cabinet official for the rest of the time that donald trump is in the white house to say i better be really careful about this issue. >> president trump and
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republican lawmakers say they are now focusing on their tax plan. >> a giant. beautiful giant, beautiful, massive. biggest ever in our country tax cut. it will be rocket fuel for our economy. ♪ ♪ ♪ go gonna be a good life ♪ gonna be a good life ♪ good life ♪ good life. pete: you actually have a beautiful voice. pete: she does. that's why i was closing my eyes. what a wonderful way to wake up. if you are joining us this morning we didn't know that song was coming either. what a beautiful start. abby: we all had a busy week. interviewing the president. out on the road interviewing fans at green bay. todd: it was awesome. i don't care what football
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team you root for the people of green bay are salt of the earth. thank you for your hospitality. we got the pulse of the people. gosh, i don't think we had one person who said i agree with kneeling. we asked as many people as we could, black, white, all races, everybody said the same thing. hand over the heart. we are going to get to that throughout the course of the morning. abby: a lot of news breaking last night. pete: tom price is out as health and human services secretary. abby: price resigning on friday wide plane trips. second cabinet secretary to leave that position. todd: ellison barber joins us. >> a promise to pay back at least some of the money he used from taxpayers to fly in private jets, h.h.s. secretary tom price is as you said the first cabinet secretary to resign in the trump administration. as of midnight, this man,
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don j. wright is in charge of the department. he is the acting settlement now before he served as the deputy assistant secretary. barely two weeks ago politico reported on price's use of private planes. they said he traveled on private jets at least 24 times sings may. and for most of those flights, other options were available. cheaper commercial options. the private flights reportedly cost taxpayers over $300,000. politico reporters later found that price used military planes on trips abroad and sometimes brought his wife costing taxpayers half a million dollars. price agreed to pay back roughly $51,000. with yo$51,000 but it wasn't enough. yesterday when asked about price's job president trump said he would make a decision in the night on whether or not he could keep it shortly afterwards price submitted a letter of
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resignation. in order for you to move forward without further disruption, i am officially tendering my resignation as the secretary of health and human services. the president, of course, accepted that resignation. price's permanent replacement will need senate confirmation. in a statement, senator chuck chuck schumer says the next will need to follow the law when it comes to obamacare and not sabotage it. abby: not a fun week for tom price. healthcare blew up in everyone's face again and here we are talking about if your whole thing if president trump is draining the swamp and one of your secretary is out spending hundreds of thousands and one report million dollars on private planes that doesn't look so good. pete: subtext you didn't get repeal and replace and you are in charge of that and didn't get it done the other stuff is worse. abby: you never want the president saying "we'll see." not going to end well.
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pete: good guy. we'll see. the president had more comments. he was asked about the outside of the house a suite of issues. long ranging interview being impromptu before he went to marine one. one the tax reform plan and ongoing conversation about the national anthem. here is what the president had to say. >> we want every american to know the dignity of work, the pride. the pride. the beautiful pride. getting a paycheck. the satisfaction of being told that was a job well done. we want every parent to be able to care for their children. and we want every child to know a home filled with love and a community filled with hope. that is the america we see when we look at our american flag that hangs in all of our factories, sales our and waves over our cities, towns and fields. we love our american flag.
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[applause] the soul of a country is found in the people who make it a home. pete: the president quintupling down. this is a winner for him and loser for the sports teams. ratings are down for the nfl. all is he saying is relove our flag. we love our country. salute and stand for it. it.ains. abby: i love what he just said there. the soul is found in the people who make it a home. he is right on that. ratings don't lie. what's the one thing if you are head of the nfl, you care about advertisers. you care about the people watching football. i have a feeling they probably sat down with some of their players guys how much do we pay you every single year. can you at least get it together to find another way to show unity. this is getting out of hand. pete: they get the blow back like the pittsburgh
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steelers. hanalejandro knave. i don't care what you care with obamacare or planned parenthood if you dribble a ball or pass or pitch for a living i just want to watch you play. todd: received the benefit of what the nfl went through. they were able to preemptively get out in front of it. adam silver of the nba said this is the way it's going to go down. you are going to stand for the national anthem. doesn't begin until mid october. they get nfl. you have to do it this way in other words we will lose what the nfl lost. abby: they are saying obviously no kneeling during the national anthem. they are calling it a rule. but, at the same time, putting forth some ideas for unity. locked arms we are doing this together. we can still fight this but in different ways.
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pete: politically correct balance between the anthem and politics you saw the dallas cowction take a knee before and stand for the national anthem. the fans didn't like that either because again you are walking a tight rope. this is from the a.p. what mark tatum had to say. dress players fans before the anthem or a video featuring players or leaders speaking out about important issues and showing photos from past community events. hold on a second, they are not going to take a knee for the anthem but play some political social justice video on the monitor at these stadiums before the game? that's the last thing i want. i pay a bunch of money so i can be preached at by some guy who is a point guard? forget about it. i don't want that. abby: i don't have a problem with that. pete: you don't have to have a problem with it way better than kneeling for the theme. abby: would you rather watch football and no politics? i think the majority of the
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country would be there we have come a long way from even last weekend. we can show a video of players out in the community trying to make a difference that is what this is all about. if you really want to make a difference, kneeling during the national anthem is not the most productive way to do that. go mentor young kids. todd: on your own time. pete: it's true so much of what you see at sports games is i went out and gave food to homeless families or read to kids. all that sort of stuff that you want to see your players do. i don't want to see political activism. i went and donated to this candidate and went out and marched with black lives matter. if that's what you want to do, great. have you every right to do so. i do want to see that on a screen during an nba basketball game? it will be very interesting to see how the teams thread this needle. i love it, separate the anthem out it shouldn't be about our american flag. that's the point the president has made. if athletes are going to start to turn into hollywood types making it all about politics it's going to be a big problem.
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todd: let me ask you. this you everywhere out there on sunday at the jets doll fibs game before the bears packers game. did you get the sense that people are sick and tired with the sports combining with politics. i got that sense. you know, look, do it on your own time. you are a paid employee. that said do it on your time. i don't care if you do it. i just want to watch a game. >> what if you were a baseball fan. maybe a st. louis cardinals fan and you decided i'm going to go watch my cardinals play baseball. see it in the nfl. this is what you get in the stands at the st. louis cardinals game. look as the. this [chanting no justice, no baseball. [no justice, no baseball. ] pete: the video goes on for 30 minutes. 30 minutes at a major league baseball game. abby: they are saying no justice no, baseball. abby: we have first amendment in this country. they have every right to say
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what they want to say out there. i think this movement is dying. i think we have obviously behind closed doors. you talked to president trump about this last week. he says he feels some of the owners, the coaches are afraid of their own players. pete: if they push back, they will appear to look racist as oppose odd for standing up for the national anthem. they afraid of that. as a private stadium owned by a team they can kick these guys out and eventually they were kicked out for disrupting a fan experience. stop killing us is what the banner said. st. louis, ferguson, a lot of tensions there. again, politics. why are they in my baseball. abby: if you are not for kneeling during the national anthem that somehow you are not for equality that you don't care about the rights for all different background in this country? that's what i hate about politics. that's where we get it so wrong. todd: great move by the liberal left to try to tie racism to conservative politics. they do a great job with it. abby: let us know what you
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think. we are still talking about it a week later and i know you are in your homes. send us an email to friends@foxnews.com. kristin shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle call in georgia. this man and a woman coming out of the woods approaching the officers. the man opening fire, killing detective hearn and injuring the other officer detective goodrich. detective hearn leaves behind a husband and 3-year-old son. that's so sad. it's a race against time and victims in puerto rico are struggling to survive. 1400 more national guard troops are heading there this weekend, bringing the total to 6,000. the ravaged island bracing for another one 3 inches of rain after being battered by two hurricanes already. the 101st airborne division are delivering splice to hospitals in need. president trump said a big decision will have to be made rebuilding that island. >> we will have to start all
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over again. we are literally starting from scratch. abby: of course, the president is expected to visit that island, puerto rico on tuesday. and o.j. simpson wants to go to florida once he gets out of prison but florida doesn't want him. the state attorney general sending a letter to the department of crixzs instructing to tell nevada authorities that simpson octobers to him serving parole there that's where the financial team has been sending his assets. he was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in 2008. he could walk free as early as monday. can you believe that? o.j. simpson back free again? pete: unreal. the story that never stops. todd: coming up, ned ryun why the departure of tom price from the trump administration could be a good thing for the swamp and the president of the united states. steve. pete: trying to make puerto rico into president trump's katrina. dan bongino on that coming up.
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abby: tom price offering resignation amid widespread criticism over private plane trip. pete: what does this mean for the swamp? our next guest says this is just the beginning. former presidential writer for president george w. bush ned ryun. abby: hi, ned. pete: your take on the secretary tendering resignation and the president accepting it. is this a good signal to the swamp? >> absolutely. i'm thrilled that this took place that, you know, this administration is supposed to be different. a lot of the administrations this has happened in both republican and democrat administrations where there has been significant abuses of taxpayer dollars. this administration was meant to be different i'm so different to see trump move swiftly on this. contrast this approach to tom price with bob
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menendez's trial up in new jersey. we have a sitting democrat u.s. senator on trial for corruption you have barely heard a peep from the mainstream media or the democrats about him stepping down. this really is kind of a microcosm of why the american people are sick of washington, d.c. they despise it americans have lost trust in their institutions because they really have woken up to the fact that this system of government right now, what's happening in d.c., the working class has understood there is a ruling class, of republicans and democrats and special interest cronies and corrupt consultants that has rigged the system in their favor. it's working against the american people. and 2016 in many ways was about them waking up and going enough is enough. so when trump responded, and i have to assume tom price was given you either resign or i will fire you option. but the next step that trump needs to take, guys, is this. tom price's behavior was merely a symptom of the swamp disease. how president trump deals with the real root of the cause is to go through an
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executive order that is executive branch and cabinet members, strong guidelines on how they use taxpayer collars and government resources moving forward. he sets the tone for his administration. but he also sets the tone for future administrations that we're not going to tolerate this behavior anymore. abby: this is not the first time this has happened. >> exactly. abby: taking advantage of things in the past. you mentioned the way president trump handle. this and regardless of where you fall politically. somebody said i'm coming in to drain the scwamp. when you heard about, this you could see it in his face. he was irate. he was upset. he was upset because it's taxpayer money. when i'm here in washington that's not what i'm here to do. i'm here to help people that need money back in their pockets. >> contrast in this as we are going into tax reform debate. a lot of peopled a up federal state local food and gas tax intind they are paying over 50% of their money in taxes to a government that then abuses
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their taxpayer dollars. i actually wrote an opinion piece for fox yesterday about this issue of tom price. but i made the point that if we continue down this path we are going toward elective despodespotism. because the american taxpayer is being abused not only being abused by paying a massive amount in taxes, but then an overreach in government and then dictating to it in many of life's choices. that's not what our founders wanted. and that's not what we wanted. and that's what really 2016 was about of saying we don't want the status quo. we don't want business as usual. so when trump moved on this issue with tom price, i was thrilled to see that because, again, that's what 2016 was about. he is not going to tolerate it and i hope he does set those strong guidelines moving forward. pete: you coined it velvet despotism. abby: can we get a
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including members of ms-13 and one of their leaders. the gang has become a top priority for the trump administration. todd, down to you. todd: pete, thanks. radio talk show host rush limbaugh sounding off against the left and growing influence in the nfl. >> i do believe that the left wants to -- cause great damage to the nfl. they don't like displays of prism, strength, rugged individualism. that's why the players are being used. i don't want the nfl to get smaller. i don't want them to become i object significant. i don't want it to be taken over by a bunch of wusses. i don't want it to be taken over by left wing social justice causes. todd: is he right? is the left damaging professional football? here to discuss fox news contributor richard fowler and host for the blaze lawrence jones. gentlemen, great to see you here on a saturday morning. lawrence, i will kick it off with you. is rush right? >> he is trite a certain extent. i have think the original protest, a lot of the people
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condemn the nfl, especially with you this colin kaepernick that depicted cops as pigs. amp the president's comments became about the president and they took him on, i think they didn't expect the reaction a lot of these nfl athletes don't know the politics of things. and they overplayed their hand a little bit. but, i think he is right to a certain extent. >> richard, what about you? >> one, i think rush is wrong and two to think that the left is not patriotic and don't have rugged individualism is ridiculous. i'm very patriotic and i find myself to be a rugged individual. but, beyond that here's the thing. i think what you see from these players as they did yesterday -- last weekend, rather, was brave. they said listen, not only does this have nothing to do with donald trump it has nothing to do with the anthem or veterans. it has everything for standing up for racial injustice for this country. >> why didn't they kneel before that, richard? three players kneeling. >> recent poll from cnn
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found 82% of african-americans think these players are doing absolutely the right thing. right? that means of the expire community of people stand behind them saying there is racial injustice in this country and we better do something to fix it that means we have got to do something to fix it when african-americans are saying to you in broad numbers we see racial injustice against us, it's not just a small group of african-americans. 82% -- todd: let's let lawrence way. >> in that's a different conversation. america wants to have this tough conversation. >> what's different. >> the way the movement was phased. especially when the leader of the movement depicted cops as pigs. how would black folks, people of color if cops would wear a shirt that said hey, all of russ thugs and criminals. so when you have the leader that was problematic. that's why there was so much push back. again, richard, three players, three or four players were the only ones kneeling before. this was against donald trump. this had nothing to do with
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the collin kaepernick movement. he was losing steam. >> i disagree fundamentally. >> no, it's a fact. there is nothing to disagree with. it's a fact. >> where are you getting these facts from. >> 200 players kneeled last week. >> no, before that. >> 200 players kneeled last week. they kneeled because they understood this is a fight for racial injustice. >> and the facts to back it up. >> did they kneel before president trump's comment? >> can you look at all justice department decrees against police departments across the country. >> new york, l.a., miami, atlanta the list goes on and on. todd: richard, i want to ask you a tough question. does the left not like the nfl. >> this is not about the left or right. you saw owners who gave millions of dollars to donald trump's inauguration to say we will stand up and fight injustice including jerry jones including the owner of the patriots and owner of the giants there is racial injustice in this country and we have got to fight back against this. clearly the president doesn't think. this he thinks it's about
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the anthem and thettes vets and once again everybody who is i sag who understands these protests this is not about the vets. this is not about the flag. we believe in the flag. we believe in the vets. we believe in the constitution. the first amendment of the constitution gives us the right to protest. todd: i want to give lawrence the last word. >> again the majority of americans want to have this conversation. it's a healthy debate when we're talking about the community and police and how we can come together. again, richard failed to realize the facts a lot of these playersy not kneeling with collin kaepernick. only did it in response to the president. >> every time african-american. todd: we got to go. >> continue the conversation at friends@foxnews.com. i love when i two get together. basically i say go and there is the whole segment for four minutes. thanks so much. mainstream media waste nothing time using the crisis in puerto rico to attack the president. >> do you have a sense that the response from the federal government or maybe the response from would have been stronger would have
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>> do you have a accepts that the response from the federal government or maybe the response from would have been stronger if you had been a state? >> maybe it's because they didn't care. maybe it's because this wasn't a priority. >> there are 3.5 million measures in puerto rico and the president was really preoccupied with trying to make a racial issue out of the nfl. while he wasn't doing anything about that. pete: well, there you see it the so-called mainstream media waste nothing time using the crisis in puerto rico to attack president trump. and here to react this morning is dan bongino former secret service agent former nypd officer and host of renegade republican and author of protecting the president. dan, thanks for joining us this morning. what's happening in puerto rico everyone recognizes is a tragedy. but they are trying to lay it at the doorstep of this
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president. >> you know the media and you wonder why americans want to vomit every time they have to listen to left wing media coverage. this is pathetic. the barack obama response to hurricane katrina was far from perfect, okay? and what happened after that? you had chris christie embrace him. media extold -- i'm sorry, during super storm sandy. the media loved him. the chris christie hug may have gotten him reelected at one point. puerto rico devastating storm no. question a massive tragedy. what are they doing? instead of trying to help, they are actually fab brie case this story. the governor of puerto rico, pete, has been completely clear on this that the president has answered all his calls and they are doing everything they can. one more quick thing the president has to say things that are obvious to make sure the media gets the
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stories. hey, folks, puerto rico is an island. it's surrounded by water, like big water. that's the president having to explain to the media. right, what an island is because they don't seem to get that the logistics are different. abby: the way he worded it, it makes total sense. it's interesting, i have noticed whenever there is something positive to talk about like when the president son the ground in houston and florida, hugging people, embracing them and making them feel comforted like the government is going to be there. you don't see those positive stories ever in the mainstream media. where is that balance? i understand that the media's role have you got to be critical at times. you never see the other side. you never see the good times. >> yeah. well, abby, the media's role to be critical is only to be critical of republicans. the media's role is not to be critical of people in general. you know, the media is doing disaster analysis is comical. the media can't do journalism. now they are supposed to criticize the logistics of a disaster response on a mass
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scale, essentially an island where the entire infrastructure has been wiped out and we are supposed to take their word for it that they could do it better and the president is failing somehow? this is a total joke. honestly i don't think this resonates with a lot of people. people see this for what it is naked partisanship in the media. it will be brushed off by most serious people. todd: puerto rican devastation could mean more florida voters. here is what they say. puerto rico slips deeper into what many call humanitarian crisis following hurricane maria. the island is primed for a mass excuse dust of could be 1 million people. in florida the nation's biggest swing state that could prove to be a boone to democrats. what say you, mr. bongino? >> well, you know, the author is not in his.
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everything to you is political strategy. not the lives of actual people. remember the life of julia ads by barack obama where the julia's entire life the government helped her? this is it for the left. everything for them is a strategic component to regain power. even a devastating storm like this where democrats, i'm sure, and democrats strategy firms are saying to themselves forget about helping the people for a minute. let's see how this could impact the swing state status of florida. really sad when you think about it i'm sharier you followed this story as well. a librarian who mocked dr. seuss' donation as racist propaganda. this librarian is seen right here in accurate in th cat in tt costume. which sometimes, dan, i think you forget the things you post on social media and the hypocrisy when you make a statement like that. >> yeah. here is a pro-tip, okay? if you are going to go out there and make a big almost
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international story about a library book and claim that dr. seuss is, in fact, racist. you may want to go back and scour your social media and make sure you are not celebrating said dr. seuss. abby: looks so happy there. >> she has the hat on. pete: she cooked green eggs and ham that morning. >> it's a dr. seuss hat. 7 feet tall. go and scour your social media. if you are going to be infected with trump derangement syndrome. the a least go back and make sure you are not going to be made a fool of. the social media army is going to find you. i have been on the receiving end of some of these battering rams on social media poet pete this is so he ridiculous. cnn zone jake tapper said this is ridiculous but
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probably because like dr. seuss and jake we are all dartmouth college alums. dr. seuss was in my fraternity although a different time. this story makes me enraged, dan moreno. >> trump threatens everything liberalism that the swamp rats stand for. is he a threat to the entire structure we see now. liberals liberals are pulling out all the stops. i hate to say it they are losing their mind. todd: this is a classic liberal tactic have you to be racist. >> nobody trolls liberals better than donald trump. i have this trump theory out there. he engages in hyperbolic talk it drives them crazy and forces them to show their butts to america. that's what liberalism is it's the genius of donald trump. he forces the liberal to show america what he or she really are it's not pretty. abby: it's not pretty.
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dan, great having you on. loved meeting your family. they are adorable. >> they loved it my daughter is still talking about it. abby: beautiful women. i know why you are so happy, dan. >> i married up. abby: i agree. turning to other headlines, rock climber air lifted after following in park marking the third incident this week. still unclear how far the climber fell or what the condition is two. one person died after a large rock fell. second mass fell in the park on thursday. trump administration is calling the mysterious health cuba. 20 diplomats have been affected reporting symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness and headaches. state department pulling more than half of its diplomats from the country and sending americans a travel warning. still unclear who is behind those attacks. and while nfl players take a
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knee, this high school team is refusing to. instead, they are showing their solidarity by walking hand in hand with officers at mascuto. helping more people follow in their footsteps. >> i feel like once that people see us do it, they will think oh, well, maybe since they're doing it, we should do it, too. we don't see anything but people. i think that's the most important message that we have been able to send. abby: the players wanted to show their appreciation for those who protect us every single day. todd: good stuff. abby: see more of that. that's great. let's go to rick. rick, no talking about hurricanes, at least i don't think we are. rick: i am talking about tropics, still. peek season september 10th. we are on the downside of that, which is good. we are in an active season and water across parts of the caribbean are incredibly warm. we are concerned we will see more tropical development sometime in the next few weeks. one system we're watch
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something right here around puerto rico. we won't see any development of this but cloud cover around puerto rico. not good news. throughout the weekend we will be watching rain. this is a future radar. virgin islands by the way getting more rain. puerto rico getting more rain. some spots eventually maybe about four to five inches of rain especially across some of the higher terrain because everything is so water logged here. that's obviously bad news as they are trying to get out any relief efforts. florida also a system we are watching. bringing a little bit of development. mostly see pretty heavy rain across that area. especially northern florida over the next couple of days. abby: really feels like fall in new york. rick: it certainly came in rapidly yesterday. todd: rick, thanks. humanitarian efforts ramping up in puerto rico, including from our next guest, curt schilling is going to be joining us live. pete: plus the so-called mainstream media how the russians influenced the election via facebook and twitter. was it the real news that
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really hurt hillary and the democrats. allie beth stuck j joins us next.
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>> more transparent after revelations russia used its platform to meddle. >> breeding ground for fake information. >> i think the fake news media was pretty damn hostile towards hillary clinton throughout most of the campaign. abby: wasn't the real news that hurt hillary clinton and the democrats.
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allie beth stucky host for the blaze. joins us in person as we love having you in the studio. >> thank you. abby: the election was how long ago and we still hear from many members of the media almost looking for excuses why she lost. >> it's really sad it turned into that. this should be a nonpartisan issue that we are talking about putin's goal which is always to stoke the flames of division within america. it's really not to -- has nothing to do with donald trump or hillary clinton. there is no evidence proving whatsoever that russia likes donald trump and really dislikes hillary clinton. it's all about lessoning hillary's appeal in the rest of the world. that's what he is doing here. the fact the media is casting this into russia being on donald trump's team via social media, it's just ludicrous because it's untrue. abby: why though? what is the media's goal? listen to hillary clinton herself. she has been out on her book tour and heard every excuse in the book.
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she talk world of social media and twitter whatever those are. fake accounts i guess and facebook. what is going on here? >> they are really blowing it out of proportion. in order to justify what they think is n. their mind absolute incapability that someone sees in donald trump will take our country into the place they want to go. they are using this story kind of cap it as russian hackers getting into our democratic process through social media when that's not true. creating a twitter ad or a facebook ad is very, very easy. anyone with access or to facebook or twitter can do that so, yes, was it unethical and was it morally wrong for russia to try to interfere in our election by doing this? yes. there is no evidence that they influenced our election through fake ads. people are smarter than that. abby: last time they went to the polls and message resonates with them and
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trust that person. this conversation has gotten out of hand. great to have your perspective this morning. great to have you here. >> thanks. abby: former trump campaign manager corey lewandowski and pitcher curt schilling is joining us live from puerto rico. and a college student finds herself on lacy of hate groups simply for being conservative. now she is fighting back. and she is joining us live to tell us more about it. you don't want to miss it. usaa to me means peace of mind. we had a power outage for five days total. we lost a lot of food. we actually filed a claim with usaa to replace that spoiled food. and we really appreciated that we're the webber family and we are usaa members for life.
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pete: the southern poverty law center which is a left wing attack group has called the family research council a hate group for years. and now a conservative college grad who joined the family research council just for a radio interview is under fire for being linked to that organization. hanna sherlacher the
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bullings tactic says needs to stop. coordinator for campus reform.org. hannah, thanks for joining us this morning. you were on a radio program easted by tony perkins. he runs the family research council. did you an interview. must have been something about hate-related if have you been designated by the southern poverty law center as enabler of hate. what was the topic of that interview. >> the topic was about socialism. so how i got on an anti-lbgt list is beyond me. you know, southern poverty law center responded to the article i wrote by debating the semantics of which list i was on. you know, bottom line, when anyone is placed on any of southern poverty law center's list the message is clear, it's a memorandum to their supporters that i am the enemy. and they are willing and ready and working to do anything to dispose of conservatives' first amendment rights. this time i was the target.
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for millions of americans this is their story, too. just look how splc labeled dr. ben carson or dr. carol swain who is an african-american professor at vanderbilt who was labeled a white smis sympathizer. there is no credibility. groups like this are reckless and irresponse cybil. labeling as does damage to their career and their safety. pete: you were targeted but not physically targeted yet. in 2012 the southern poverty law center put out a hate map which included the family research council and someone walked in there and shot up the lobby inciting that as part of the reason they were there. this targeting, what is it meant to do hannah, why do you think you are on this list and what are they trying to do to you? >> they are trying to silence me. as for years they have been trying to silence concerns. it's a bully tactic. what i find ironic of the groups they deem hateful
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there is not a single message of antifa, resist by any means necessary which are all domestic terror organizations that incite violence on college campuses. i work with college students across the nation campus reform they are bullied and attacked by groups like these. it's disheartening they are not put on this list but someone like me is put on this list for doing a radio interview for a conservative show, this is absurd. it's bullying in its purest form. it needs to stop and we need to push back against it. pete: their desire is also to damage any long-term or other long-term career prospects. thankfully folks like you have a strong voice and you are pushing back. handle na thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. pete: more on the fallout from the resignation of former secretary tom price. former campaign manager corey lewandowski joins us on that live next. if you kneel for the national anthem, you are getting benched. the superintendent of one school district is sending that message to his students.
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issue. >> republican lawmakers are now focusing on tax plan. >> a giant, beautiful massive, the biggest ever in our country tax cut. >> it will be rocket fuel for our economy. ♪ ♪ ♪ shake, shake, shake ♪ i shake it off ♪ i shake it off abby: they are peppy this morning. they are playing all the songs i want to get up and dance and sing to. i will refrain. pete: no, you shouldn't. todd: i love this one. i hear there is new one. abby: terrible. todd: my new favorite song. this camera on? pete: it's on tape. abby: debate that. >> todd: look what you made me do. pete: i love t. swift but i don't know about the new
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one. abby: very nasty about people that used to be her friends or enemies or whatever. drama. a lot of drama. speaking of drama though. there is drama in d.c. todd: tom price is out as health and human services secretary. resigned following the criticism of his private plane trips. abby: ellison barber joins us from washington, d.c. with those details. >> after days of public scrutiny, apologies and a promise to pay back at least some of the money he used to fly in private jets, h.h.s. secretary tom price becoming the first cabinet secretary of this administration to resign barely two weeks ago. price's use of public planes. he traveled ton private jets 24 times since may. for most of those flights, other options were availabl available, cheaper commercial options. the private flights cost
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taxpayers over $300,000. price said he would pay back the cost of his seat, a little over $51,000. but politico found more questionable flights with price reportedly costing taxpayers half a million dollars to fly overseas on a military aircraft. >> we have a very ambitious agenda. we are trying our doggonest to accomplish the mission to make sure we could do all we could do to advance the president wants agenda. clearly, that w we are sensitivo the taxpayers. which is why i have taken the actions i have today. >> former secretary even though he says he is a good man. >> has secretary price offered to see ryan sir. >> no, but we will see what happens later on. >> hours later, price is out. the white house says he
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submitted a letter of resignation. and the president accepted it. abby, todd, pete? todd: swift action. todd: ellison, thanks a lot. bring in spokesman for america first. former trump campaign manager. tom price is out. obviously the private plane wases problematic and they moved swiftly on this. did some of this have to do with repeal and replace never got over in the senate? >> that's part of it. you have to remember under this administration, unlike the previous ones, when the president makes a campaign promise he wants to see it fulfilled. we have not seen the repeal and replace done. tom price was the point on that. i don't think that's the reason the repeal and replace not being repealed is the reason tom price is out. tom price is out because he wasted taxpayer money and the president has said it will not be toler rate offed. he spends taxpayer money like it is his own. we have seen him renegotiate things tom and time again. if a cabinet member or any other member of this administration is going to waste taxpayer money, they
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are not going to have a place in the government anymore. abby: let's talk about tax reform. that is on everyone's minds, including the president. seeing him out there campaigning for tax reform. you feel the enthusiasm. this is something that he understands and something he wants so badly to get done. we are already hearing criticism though from some republicans, including peter king about ending deductions for state and local income taxes. how do you see this playing out. president has made this clear republicans can't get their act together and get this done. i'm going to gowork with the democrats. >> look, i like pete king. he is a good man. has he done a good job representing the people in new york. the number one priority of this administration has been and continues to be tax reform. it is something the campaign talked about. something the president-elect talked about and something the president has talked about. we are taking seven tax brackets and moving it down to three. reduce the corporate tax 35 down to 20. puts us much more competitive in the global marketplace. make sure the middle class
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gets tax cut and deduction. simplify the tax code and i understand those states that have big tax brackets so can you deduct state and local taxes. here in migrate state of new hampshire we don't have income tax. we don't have a sales tax. we lead the nation in that. i understand where those big states are concerned. but, look, here's the bottom line. you have to do what's right for the entire country. what the president has said and i firmly believe this. tax reform has to be accomplished quickly. if it doesn't, i think you will see serious repercussions at the balance box for republicans. pete: let me ask you this, do you think president trump will work across the aisle with democrats. people like joe manchin who denktedly have a sense as to more conservative leanings if you will? >> it's not just joe manchin. he is one of many. heidi heitcamp from north dakota. you have a number of members in the democratic party who understand not only are they up for re-election next year, more importantly, this the is right thing to do for america. this is going to turbo
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charge the economy. this is going to stop us at growing at 1% where we were in the obama administration. we are already growing 3.1, 3.2 in the last quarter. once this tax cut goes into effect growing at 4 and 5%. means we are reducing our deficit. middle class america has more money, job creation, going to stimulate the economy. that's not just good for republicans it's. abby: a lot of good stuff in there. turn the framework into legislation. like making sausage. not pretty the way it's made hopefully come up with something. pete: corey, not just democrats resisting this president it's the establishment to include establishment republicans and rush limbaugh had a theory on his radio show yesterday that would he want to play. he said, you know, it's the establishment underneath it all that doesn't want him to succeed. take a listen. >> trump would never be admitted in this club no matter what he did. these guys have been running the country. its donors, its think tanks,
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whole washington media and establishment. trump is an outsider. they have been managing the country, ruling the country for how many ever decades. they can't afford for an outsider neofite to come in and fix things in months in a year, show it can be done. show that what they say can't be done can be done. >> that was rush limbaugh on sean hannity's program. do they want him to fail and dolls that even include republicans who could have done these things before? >> if you look at it, i think a number of members of the congress, whether those are senators or congressman, think that they should be the president of the united states and not donald trump. a lot of them as you remember during the campaign didn't support the campaign. donald trump ran as the outsider. as the businessman who is going to come in and change washington and that's what he is doing. the american people are behind him and that's the most important thing. and, look, for 30 years, washington, d.c. has lied to the american people. they told us everything was great. and all they have done is kick the can down the road. they have continued to
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increase our national debt. we haven't gotten the promises out of them that they have made. and now donald trump is holding them accountable. what he said is republican fuss are not willing to do it, i will work across the aisle. i will get tax reform done. i will build a wall. it is what i have pledged to the american people and get done in this first term of the administration. abby: what happens when they need him a year from now in 2018 elections a lot of those states running. in the president is far better liked than they are. >> in ohio alone right now, i looked at the latest poll in ohio. donald trump's favorability rating at least among republicans is 87%. he outpaces everybody, including governor kasich is who nowhere close. if you look at competitive cycle next year in ohio for u.s. senate race with sherrod brown who has been an o obstacle to the president's agenda you will ask candidates come in and campaign for him because he won ohio by 9 points. abby: they will want air force 1 landing in their state. pete: wake um good policy
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doing what you say is good politics. i know the president understands that why the swamp can't figure that out, i have no idea. corey, thank you very much for your time. we appreciate it. abby: enjoy those taxes in new hampshire, lack thereof compared to new york. a police officer, this is a sad one, murdered in an ambush. 29-year-old detective kristin hearn seen right there shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle call in jerry jerry. this man and woman coming out of the woods approaching the officers. opened fire killing detective hearn and injuring detective goodrich. she leaves behind a husband and 3-year-old son. it a race against time as victims in puerto rico are struggling to survive. 1400 more national guard troops are heading there this weekend. bringing the total to 6,000. the ravaged island bracing for another one to three inches of rain after being battered by two hurricanes already. the 101st airborne
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division are key hospitals in need. big decision will have to-to-be made rebuilding that island. >> we have to start all over again. we are literally starting from scratch. abby: the president is expected to visit puerto rico on tuesday. and the nba is giving all 30 teams an early warning, stand for the national anthem or face discipline. espn league wide no exceptions to the already existing rule this season. of course this comes as the nfl deals with own anthem protest. show of unity by the green bay packers and chicago bears. >> i heard everybody stood for the national anthem, that shows respect for our country, our flag and for the national anthem. abby: the president says he has talked to many nfl owners about the issue this week. he talked to you, pete, about that earlier this week. pete: absolutely. not doubling down. part of our civic culture. if you can't share the space of the anthem, what else can
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you share? critics may say it's a distraction. he believes cuts to the core of what the problems are. todd: looks like is he winning this battle. a race against time to help millions of people in puerto rico. curt schilling is seeing the devastation first happened. he joins us live next. abby: if you kneel for the national anthem. you are getting benched. superintendent of one school district is seconding that message to students and is he joining us live to tell us all about it. you don't want to miss it. that's ahead ♪ come on and take a free ride ♪ free ride ♪ come on and sit here by my side ♪ come on and take a free ride ♪ unch of money on my car insurance with geico. huh. i should take a closer look at geico... geico can help with way more than car insurance. boats, homes, motorcycles... even umbrella coverage. this guy's gonna wish he brought his umbrella. fire at will!
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to assist puerto rico virtually everything has been wiped out. and we will have to really start all over again. we're literally starting from scratch. we will not rest, however, until the people of puerto rico are safe. pete: president trump vowing to help the people of puerto rico after the devastation from hurricane maria. abby: curt schilling has seen the destruction firsthand and helping to transport food and supplies across that island. he joins us now with the very latest. curt, have you seen it firsthand. tell us what have you experienced. >> you know what? i'm not really sure i can create the real picture because i don't think -- i was prepared for the size and the scope. when we talk about devastation, these are on levels that i have never -- i'm a student of military history. i have never seen anything like this looks like an atom bomb that didn't take the
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bodies. when people -- when the president says wiped out. the southeast part of the island is gone. and when i say gone, i don't mean that there are building down and people are hurt. i mean there are towns that are gone. and you are starting to see some really weird and awkward stuff happening here from kind of a breakdown in things. we're 8 or 9 days post storm. last night we had two gentleman that were in from a town from the mountains a town of 46,000 people blocked behind a mudslide that has received until yesterday nothing. and seeing -- i don't know why the media -- i don't want to say black out. but the stories we have heard people back in the states haven't heard. i know there were 8 police officers buried here yesterday. and i don't think that story has made it out either. pete: curt, you are there. you say nothing has been done in certain places because it's really hard to reach them. you are here to do something though. tell us why you are on the ground and what you are up
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to. >> same reasonable i was on the ground in texas and florida. these are americans. if this were texas there would be 55,000 soldiers sitting on this island right now. i have talked to politicians in both states and also the governor of puerto rico and multiple people here all have said and this is very awkward media situation. all have said that the president did everything in a pace that they have never seen before as far as him releasing money and releasing assets into these theaters. the execution on the ground has been horrifying in some cases. there are people -- the soldiers and i think some of the personnel are doing everything they can do, but there is something happening here from an outside looking in perspective that is just -- i have seen the best and worst of humanity in the last 48 to 72 hours. it's terrifying. todd: if people want to help through your organization and through what you are doing, how can they go about
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doing that? >> >> we have an operation on facebook page we organize -- we have organized about 45 or 50 semis nationwide to get food, water, and supplies to our places in tampa and to participate in the air bridge down here. the challenge now is that yesterday at some point the airport was shut down. and, you know, we arrived here about 72, 96 hours ago. multiple thousands of people at the airport. and apparently that number has only grown in the last four to five days. the only planes i saw leaving yesterday flying in or out are private jets and a couple very large tankers that were leaving, coming and leaving. the tankers that came in yesterday came in with people and not goods. abby: can you heart emotion in your voice. i can't imagine being there on the ground and seeing what people there are continuing to go through. thank you for being with us and giving us your
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perspective this morning. >> thank you. abby: the president is going there on tuesday. this is something obviously very important to him. as i said being there on the ground to see this mean so much to puerto rico but provide the president whole new perspective, too. pete: absolutely. is he passionate about it the governor says he has responded to everything. to curt shilling's point when you don't have power and food and clean water it, becomes a societal breakdown thing. you need the basics. the hierarchy of needs. addressing that can be even more challenging. a lot of focus on puerto rico and the president is going down there. todd: the comment they are in the middle of an ocean. is not a joke that complicates the whole issue logistics. abby: michelle obama saying women who voted for president trump voted against their own voice. we very a panel of women to talk to this morning. todd: if you kneel for the national anthem you are getting benched. superintendent of one school district is sending that message to students.
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civilian court. the aclu calling his detention, quote: unlawful. the suspect's identity is has not been released. over to you pete an. pete: thank you, todd. new rules for high school sports. some in louisiana and members of school clubs are getting directive to stand for the national anthem or face consequences. joining us via skype is scott smith the superintendent of school system. he along with other school principals came up with the directive. scott, thank you very much for joining us this morning. so, for a lot of patriotic americans across the country, this is a breath of fresh air. a superintendent saying, hey, if you are going to be in my school district, you are going to stand for the national anthem. where did this come from? >> well, thank you. and i appreciate being here. actually it's been a topic of conversation as you know over the past several days. the past week and a half. we have been receiving some
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questions from our local media about what we do in the parish concerning the situation so that led to us sending out a press release requiring our student athletes and those in other organizations that are voluntary to stand for our national anthem. todd: now you are a public school so this statement has drawn, of course, predictably criticism from the highest of quarters including the aclu. they said. this they tweeted this yesterday saying the supreme court ruled that students don't have to stand for the pledge of allegiance. that goes for the national anthem on the ball field as well. so what do you say to the aclu when you say you can't tell kids, young student athletes that they should respect their country? >> well, we disagree with that we believe that when a student is involved in an extracurricular activity that is not required by the school and football,
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baseball, basketball, tennis. any other organization is strictly voluntary. strictly voluntary. we believe if we have a set of rules, policies or directives that they follow that and if they can't do that, they simply don't have to be a part of that organization. we certainly understand.ed to. pete: that makes sense to me you can't volunteer whether you go to school or not. you do get to choose whether you play a sport or not. to other superintendents, this seems like a layup. this makes sense. why are we not seeing many other superintendents take this kind of a stand? >> well, it's just really amazing to me. never in my wildest imagination would i have thought that actually requiring our student athletes to stand for something so reverent as our national anthem would be a national issue. pete: what does it say about our country sir?
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what does it say about our country right now? >> it's almost saddening to be honest with you. because we need to understand that within the boundaries of bossier parish we have the air force base. we have the second bomb wing, the mighty 8th air force and global strike command. we have many veterans that live in our community. and it's a very patriotic area. and we stand, you know, for that flag. we stand for our country. we stand for our veterans. sometimes i don't feel like we feel like we are very close to this situation. we almost feel like that we're an iron bubble, but, yet, it can penetrate. we have had so many people that have come back that are close by and have come back without arms. they have come back without legs. even in caskets and they certainly can't speak for themselves.
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it's such a we have to realize some people making 30 to $40,000 a year are there protecting the very liberties that we have over here that we seem to take for granted. whizzing of that bullet by their head. if they saw their family members come in without an arm or a limb, i think that they may be singing a different tune and it may sound a lot like the national anthem. todd: so well said. i have heard that whizzing on a bullet on a battlefield myself. i can tell you your words are powerful. the kids at bosh parish are. >> thank you. i appreciate it. pete: amazing patriotism after someone walked up to a neighbor's front door and set their american flag on fire. amazing. first lady michelle michigan oba
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attacking all of you saying if you voted for trump you voted against your own voice. panel of ladies next to weigh in on this. ♪ sacrifice our love ♪
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abby: this week former first lady michelle obama slammed females saying any woman to voted against hillary clinton voted against their own voice. what does it mean for us as women that we look at those two candidates as women and many of us said that guy, is he better for me. his voice is more true to me. that to me, that just says you don't like your voice. you like the things you are told to like. a lot to unravel there. our panel of politically active moms. good to have you here. different background and different perspectives most importantly all moms. just quickly, can any of you raise your hand that voted for president trump? >> oh, a few of you. okay. kim, i will start with you. you are a mother of one. you feel like that vote was against your own voice? >> i'm a political consultant. and i tell every single woman that i work with if you are running because you are a woman, you are going to lose. and i tell every guy that i work with if you are running against a woman that is equally as looney to try to
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portray them on that. the bottom line is it's the issues. i'm a mom but i'm also a business owner. i'm a, you know, i'm a republican. but i have lots of interests in getting my taxes cut and a better economy and good schools for my daughter. you know, that's what matters to me. not that there is a woman. that, you know, madeleine albright decided to, you know, scold women when she was helping hillary clinton, if anybody knows women. they realize they don't like to be scolded. abby: they also don't like to be told what to do. that's for sure. cathy, part of that got me women that said trump is better for me. you like the things you are told to like. basically saying anyone who voted for trump were told to do that. what's your response. >> apparently the left still does not get it this election has never been about ovaries. >> thank you. >> i said it then and can i say it today. as women we can speak beyond our uteruses. and what this election was about then and continues to
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be about today is what kind of america do we want and by extension what kind of world do we want to live in and raise up the next generation. president trump and hillary clinton whether offering two completely different versions of america. and just within the last nine months, we have faced some very formidable challenges from sir gassing its own people to north korea's nuclear ambitions to injecting porous border. none of those issues are women issues. they are american issues. that is how i voted. abby: kish sharks i see you have a lot you want to say there. >> first of all, i agree with michelle obama. i believe having a voice is very important. unfortunately a lot of women do not even recognize their voice. i'm raising a daughter who is 14 years old. and if you ask her right now what do you have? she will say a voice. why would any woman feel that a man who on phis women who says it's okay to grab a woman by her genitalia want that person to be their
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leader? it is important. it's about equality and females have to have the same opportunities as males. and i feel like if a president does not value a woman like he values a man, we're losing in that ability to have equal opportunity. abby: all right, doctor, i want you to get in here. you didn't support trump but have you an interesting perspective. >> i'm a proud hillary supporter did i not vote for trump. i see a lot of republican women in practice. they want their own voice. so they do want their own voice. they want equal pay. they want access to birth control. many of them quietly want access to abortion. that type of thing. so i tend to agree with what michelle obama said. but then i see my republican patients' point of view about how they want some things but not other things. at love them are very, very, very concerned about their taxes. i tend not to be one issue voter. i look at the broad strokes of everything. abby: very independent thinkers on their own. interesting when you hear
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these comments and you think, about you know, 8 years ago and michelle obama's husband was running against hillary clinton at the time. i imagine at that point who she voted for i would guess it was not for hillary clinton it walls for her husband. >> i'm sure she did. abby, elections are about policies. and identity politics is always playing a role for some reason. people think that because you're black you are supposed to vote democrat. because you are a woman you are supposed to vote for a woman. it's about policies. and i think hillary clinton -- i mean michelle obama has insulted over 40% of the women who did vote for president trump. i find her comments were very condescending. american women, men, we are concerned about the forgotten men and women. we want lower taxes. we want good national security. immigration reform. those are the issues that americans voted for in favor of president trump. abby: issues that moms best care about. they care about their kids and grand kids and future. >> correct.
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i think what's important, too, to remember is what she said how about the 4eu7 is i? the left, they are always advocating for gender neutrality. and, yet, we're supposed to vote by gender? if you can continue on and listen to what or read actually what she actually spoke at the convention, she also referred to herself as the former first spouse. instead of referring to herself as the former first lady. she wanted to get it out there that she is gender neutral and that's important and that's going to be so to speak the wave of the future. so hypocritical. i think frankly most women that heard her statement they understand this is just another hypocritical thing from the left and double standard. >> i admire michelle obama as a mom. the days of feminism is over. this week a woman graduated from the basic school from quantico. she is the first marine qualified to lead an
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infantry platoon. abby: how powerful is that? >> so great. abby: actions speak so much louder. >> i don't know her name and sure don't know her voice. i would never presume to speak for that young woman that officer's voice. i think we should all have our own voices. abby: amen. i will give you the last word here. >> i think we all have to take a step back and say that is michelle obama. of course, she is a democrat. she is going to say she opposes donald trump and we all should. i don't see anything shocking about what she said. i think we have to go back to the issue of policy. it has been nine months. what policies has president trump put forward to benefit women? that's the question. and to benefit all of us? and you can look down the line at some of these policies, including the inability of republicans to repeal and replace obamacare has a huge impact on women. there is a policy perspective here that we have to look at and that's missing when we have conversations and that's why i didn't want michelle obama to come out because it clouds a really important message about policy.
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because she is so close, obviously, to the democratic party. abby: some great opinions here. i think everyone agrees regardless of your background that policy is most important. far more important than politic also ever be. ladies, thank you so much. i think most of you will be back here in the next two hours. thank you so much. >> thank you. abby: geraldo rivera is on the ground seeing the crisis unfold in puerto rico. is he going to be-to-join us to tell us what he has seen. controversy started as a protest about police brutality. do the numbers back that up? our next guest takes a closer look at the real issue they are all ignoring. more on that next. ♪ ♪
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abby: bracing for more rain as hurricane recovery efforts underway. president trump sending 1400 additional national guard troops this weekend. bringing the total to 6,000. todd: 101st airborne division on the island transporting medical islands to key hospitals in need. rick reichmuth is keeping an eye on the weather in that area. rick, what can they expect? rick: so, there is more rain coming this he could would. keep in mind we are still in hurricane season goes to the end of november. that means environmental conditions are favorable for tropical weather. we have storms across the eastern part of the caribbean. here is puerto rico. where you a see cloud cover that's moisture moving in towards the puerto rico area. probably we will see kind of a sveda pred 1 to 2 inches. but a few spots, maybe some isolated 4 to 6 inches of rain. that will cause some localized flooding. but keep in mind because everything is so saturated, the ground is saturated, a lot of the reservoirs are completely full or busting out of their banks, this is going to cause some problems as well as they are trying to get in to bring any kind
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of relief efforts. also tell threw is another system we are watching off the coast of florida. potential for some kind of tropical development here. i don't think we will see anything that will be a very strong storm. we will see a lot of moisture coming in here. especially in towards north florida and jacksonville area we could be seeing some spots 6 to 8 inches of rain as well. that is certainly problematic. guys? abby: pete, let's toss it over to you. pete: thanks, guys. have you seen nfl anthem protest. some players say they are taking a knee to try to raise awareness of police violence against black men. the author of the war on cops heather mcdonald joins us now. also a fellow at the manhattan institute just wrote an op-ed on this topic in the "new york post." thank you for joining us this morning. >> my pleasure. pete: you say the real story here there is a different story to be told about black homicide rates. >> it's the opposite story than the public thinks it knows from black lives matter. the greatest safety that
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comes to the blacks is from the police. and the police now are backing off thanks to the black lives matter protest and black lives are being taken by criminals. not the police. pete: you call it the ferguson effect. what do you mean by that? >> well, after the michael brown shooting in ferguson, missouri, in august 2014, a narrative took hold of the national mainstream media that said we're living through an epidemic of racially biased police shootings of blacks, and there was incessant attacks on the police. cops backed off of the type of discretionary proactive policing that prevents crime under this incessant accusation that they were racist and criminals became emboldened. since 2014, there has been a 20% increase in our homicide rate. an additional 900 black males were killed in 2015 compared to the previous year. last year another additional
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900 black males were killed. pete: as is the case work. pew research released this in january saying to your point, 72% of the nation's officers are less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. so you are saying maybe it's 2:00 a.m. on a street corner. normally a cop would say hey, why are you loitering on a street corner. now they would just drive by. >> purely discretionary. cops continue to run to 911 calls. the things that make criminals actually not engage in crime, they don't have to do that. and when the elites are telling them they are racist for doing so, of course they are going to get the message. the victims are the law abiding residents who beg for more police protection. pete: also this narrative always unarmed black men that "the washington post" put out some statistics about 2016 saying this. the police fatally shot 233 blacks, majority armed and
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dangerous. paper categorized only 16 of those 233 as unarmed. so, is this idea that it's just -- we're gunning down unarmed black men as opposed to hey, a police officer walks into uncertain situation where they there may or may not be a weapon and has to make a last-minute call. >> even those in armed cases are often somebody is trying to grab an officer's gun. that's 16 allegedly unarmed. let's really take that with a grain of salt out of nearly 8,000 black deaths by black criminals. in fact, a police officer is 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than unarmed black male is to be killed by a cop. pete: heather, have you been approached by any nfl players who have taken a neenchts unfortunately the facts don't matter in this debate it's all about politics. pete: she is the person to talk to. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, pete. pete: coming up, geraldo
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rivera live in puerto rico on the devastating crisis there. and college football legend lowe holtz on the nfl kneeling controversy. that's all ahead. you are not going to want to miss either of those gentlemen. plus did you know you are leaving your front door wide open to criminals and you don't even know about it? what is that door? the door is your wi-fi router. kurt the cyberguy here how to hack proof your home next ♪ ♪ [notification tone] ♪ in the modern world, an app can help you find your perfect match. ♪ and with esurance, coverage counselor® can help you find great coverage that's a perfect match too. esurance. an allstate company. click or call.
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todd: 53 minutes after the hour now and quick headlines. a neighborhood is rattled
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after an american flag is burned right on someone's front doorstep. it was a betsy ross flag with 13 stores. of course for the original 13 colonies, the california homeowner say they are not sure why they were targeted. police still searching for a suspect. new york city has a new solution for homeless crisis. pay them to leave. the city now launching an initiative to cover 12 months of representative for homeless families seeking housing. abby: thank you, todd. you wouldn't let a dangerous stranger from n. your home. what if they found a way to sneak in under the radar. hackers might be able to find a way through smart technology in your home. frightening. todd: here with tips to practice good internet safety. good morning. >> todd has been saying internet hygiene. good morning to you. we are talking about your bank account numbers, credit card numbers poof, going out of your house like this. what's happening is the old routers that usually come from your internet service provider whether it's cable or phone, those were never really thought about to be
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the kinds of routers that are connecting all the things that we're consuming now. like the automatic door locks and the automatic garage door opener and the light bulbs and the thermostats and smoke detectors. and now those little devices, it just takes one like a bad nanny cam to let a hacker get into your entire home's network and then start swiping things from you, not only that start showing you well, tips on when to leave your house so that they can go in your house when you are away. abby: kurt, you were just telling me to buy all these new tej call thingnew tech logir the baby now i'm nervous. >> there are things can you do to tighten up your internet wi-fi at home and you really should. it's one of those things that just got away from us. first, number one, ask your internet service provider if your router or firm ware is up to date. that's software inside your
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router. number two you can get into the settings if you call them they will show you how to do this. hide the name of your wireless network so that people driving by. these wi-fi trolls can't get into it and then set up complex passwords. transchances are passwords is some silly, easy to get thing and also the network. now they have this amazing technology that's coming out. so norton, the people that did like the antivirus for computers. they have come out with a new technology that is a secure wireless router that now replaces old home routers and the focus on this one is that it keeps hackers from getting in. so this will keep your house secure. it protects all the devices inside. it includes a year of protection. it's really really cool. we are putting it to the test. it's good stuff. this is the thing. you can test your wi-fi strength and security. if you go to "fox & friends"
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this morning just search cyber guy. abby: thanks, kurt. geraldo rivera is on the ground in puerto rico at the top of the hour. everyone's got to listen to mom.
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their tax plan. >> a giant, beautiful, massive, the biggest ever in our country tax cut. and it will be rocket fuel for our economy. ♪ ♪ me and my gang ♪ we live to ride ♪ rewide to live abby: it is the abby sound track day. all of these songs i love and pete keeps rolling his eyes. pete: i'm not a big fan of rascal flatts. todd: twitter poll out look what you made me do. 58% agree it's a horrible song. 48% agree with yours truly it's an awful song. go in to twitter and weigh in. it's what people want to know. >> we were supposed to get breakfast. i tried to buy dunkin' donuts.
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somebody went secretly. >> you sore happy because you are eating a sausage. abby: we need that some big news coming out of washington. tom price is out as health and human services secretary. price resigning on friday following the widespread criticism plane trips. pete: ellison barber joins us from d.c. with the details. >> price is out of a job after days of public scrutiny and internal investigation. apologies on his part and then a promise to pay back at least some of the money he used to fly in private jets. less than two weeks ago politico reported on the now former secretary's use of private planes. they said he traveled on private jets at least 24 times since may, costing taxpayers over $300,000. and for most of those flights, there were other cheaper commercial options available. price said he would pay back
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the coors of his seat around $52,000 but politico found even more questionable flights with price reportedly costing taxpayers half a million dollars because he flew in a military aircraft to europe and asia. it was official business but past hhs secretaries took similar trips and usually flew commercial. president trump called price a good man but said more than once he was disappointed. here is the president yesterday. >> has secretary price offered to resign, sir? >> no we will accepted it this man, don wright is, now the acting secretary of hhs. he was the deputy assistant secretary. there are also reportedly new rules, a memo sent out by white house budget director mick mulvaney says white house chief of staff john kelly needs to approve travel before anyone gets on a government or chartered
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plane. pete, abby, todd? pete: thanks, ellison. certainly a strong statement for the white house. we were sent here for a job. abby: someone in your administration spending over a million dollars private planes to get to meetings that you have to go to. i think you said a really strong statement from the president to say i campaigned against the swamp. this is exactly what we don't need in washington. pete: this media is going to pick anything they can pick at. be locked even tighter. in this case they stumbled on this and here have you it. abby: president talking about. so things he loves to talk about. tax reform. he is very passionate about also the american flag and this whole controversy with the nfl and kneeling for the national anthem. he took some time yesterday in washington, d.c. to talk about why he loves the american flag and what it means to be an american today. we want every american to know the dignity of work, the pride, the pride, the beautiful pride getting a
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paycheck. the satisfaction of being told that was a job well done. we want every parent to be able to care for their children. and we want every child to know a home filled with love and a community filled with hope. that is the america we see when we look at our american flag that hangs in all of our factories, sales our, sailsr our oceans. we love our american flag. [applause] the soul of a country is found in the people who make it a home. todd: it's clear the nfl got politicized now other sports which, let's face it, are criticized as well. trying to step out in front of the problem in some instances, in other instances trying to have their cake and eat it, too. the nba right now is trying to do exactly that on the one hand they sent out a memo from adam silver saying that players must stand for the national anthem.
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so they are trying to get out in front of this, trying to avoid the financial problems. the nfl is running into. then there is a but. i will let pete take the but. pete: they also said they are going to suggest porvel unity montages the unity can do instead of taking a knee. mark tatum part of the statement they sent out to the teams. recommended an address player or coach to fans before the anthem or video featuring fans or community leaders featuring photos from past community events. have you been to sports games, basketball games. usually home game turn the lights off and the screen. last thing i want is a political message at my game of something that is controversial so you are not kneeling for the national anthem but have you got a player telling me -- talking to me about social justice? that's not going to bode well either. abby: certain i green bay packers locking arms in unity. the president said this is something that he can get
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behind. what we're talking about here is, you know, people fighting for equality. and what they say is social injustice. that is how they feel as we have been talking about on this couch, then go do something about that. kneeling during the national anthem is not going to get any of us anywhere. if you want to go out in the community and mentor young people coming up. that is a great thing to do. people agree with you, pete. i want to watch my football and basketball. i don't want any politics a part of that it will be interesting to see tonight because it's the preseason, the worst for the warriors steph curry is their star player he has gone back and for the with the president about going to the white house, not going to the white house. todd: i want to get to your point, when we were growing up. pete and i were out of our minds about sports. you dreamt of that moment like you said when they turned down the lights and envision yourself being introduced. it's such a thing as a young american male i got fired up about. hockey, football, basketball, basically you want that introduction not so much in baseball but you
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want that introduction. what's thi. pete: this isn't you are sitting at home dreaming this isn't your dream. pete: exactly. the cowboys tried to have their cake and eat it too. they knelt before the anthem and stood up during the anthem they still got. why are you suggesting unity protest. go do your unity protest on the other six days of the week. i'm a minnesota sports fans. i know you are from different states. i don't want to know what joe maher or certify none from the vikings. i don't care. if you can make a jump shot. i love you. if you are a republican or democrat, it doesn't matter. republicans by, it's exactly true. and the president is simply saying we honor our country before these sporting events because we lo our country and appreciate it take your protest elsewhere the nfl is taking. tried to get out in front of speak louder than anything. is money. is advertisers.
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is people watching the games. they want it to be. imagine conversations going on saying how much do we pay you guys? how much do we pay you a year to do this job. making headlines. pete: growing movement afoot to boycott veterans day. november 12th that weekend a lot of military people on the grassroots turn it off. don't go. if the nfl doesn't, you know, start to hold a policy if you stand for the anthem, then why should fans spend the money and be a part of it. can you see a flash point there on november 12th if people follow through this one weekend we will sit it out because you won't stand for the anthem. todd: there is a group in st. louis that does not agree with us. they had a banner that says no justice, no baseball. they unfurled it at the saint lewis cardinals game. they are of course in st. louis. it's a large banner, a number of individuals. we want you to hear the
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chance as they unfurled that banner. >> no justice, no baseball. no justice, no baseball. no justice, no baseball. abby: can hear the booing in the background. they have the right to do that free speech that's what makes our country great. do you know how much money people spend on season tickets and wait all year long to go to these games you guys have been talking about. we love these sports games. watching on tv or spending the money to go. you don't want to sit there and be drowned out by the person next to you. >> pete: only words you want to hear is cold beer hear. that video goes on for 30 minutes. we do have rights in this country. that's a private ball park. the owners can get those fans kicked out in any way that they want. remember that and, again, who wants to see that? take it somewhere else. why do you think it's effective? do you think that's advancing the national conversation? todd: got boos by everybody in there.
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pete: you are hurting your own cause. todd: let us know what you think we have gotten few awesome emails in. we have more. abby: it is a race against time as victims of puerto rico are struggling to survive. it's just heart breaking what's happening there. 1400 more national guard troops are heading there this weekend bringing the total to 6,000. the ravaged island bracing for another 1 to 3 inches of rain after being battered by two hurricanes. 101st airborne division is transporting medical teams to key hospitals in need. big decision also have to be made says president trump rebuilding that island. the president is expected to visit puerto rico next week on tuesday. we will follow that closely. a police officer murdered in an ambush. 29-year-old detective kristin hearn seen right there. shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle call in georgia. this man and woman coming out of the woods approaching the officers. the man opening fire, killing detective hearn and injuring the other officer david goodrich. detective hearn leaves behind a husband and
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3-year-old son. and o.j. simpson wants to go to florida once he gets out of prison, but florida says they don't want him. the state attorney general sending a letter to the florida department of corrections instructing them to tell nevada authorities that florida objects to simpson serving his parole there the state is where simpson's financial team has been shielding his asettings. he has convicted of robbery and kidnapping in nevada in 2008. he could walk free as early as monday. pete: there you have it. a story that never ends. a race against time to help people in puerto rico. president trump sending in more resources as we speak. is he heading there tuesday as well. our own geraldo rivera is on the ground seeing the crisis unfold firsthand and he joins us live next. todd: and this has got to be the talk everywhere of the day, right? she made headlines for rejecting book donations from the first lady because apparently dr. seuss books are racist. look at that sad face. so how does she explain her cat in the hat costume.
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pete: a fox news alert. puerto rico is bracing for more rain as victims are struggling to survive after being battered by two hurricanes in a row. abby: president trump sending 1400 more inaugural troops bringing the total to 6,000. todd: geraldo rivera live for us in san juan. good morning. >> hi, todd, abby, and pete. you know, it's very difficult for people who are not here in puerto rico to understand the extent of
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what happened here with first hurricane irma and hurricane maria historic storm coming ashore. i have covered natural disasters for half a century as i stand here in old san juan in front of the very common wreck sage that's on every single block in this historic old city. i have covered earthquakes. volume contain nic eruptions. i have chased urk hads. for all that time can i say with reasonable certainty that in modern history there has never been a natural disaster that has so negatively impacted so many people. remember, puerto rico is an island of 3.4 million. they are all without power. they are half of them without water. they have to stand in line 6, 8 hours to get gasoline. food are being imported because the agricultural crop has been entirely wiped out. mother nature dealt puerto rico a very cruel blow. i have to say and it pains me to say this, that the negligence and incompetence
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of man added to the suffering. the awful irony is that this there is absolutely nothing wrong with the power plants that supply electricity to this island. behind me is the power complex that supplies nearly half the power puerto rico needs. the plant was virtually unscathe by the storages. the problem is these transmission lines. on virtually every street in puerto rico they are down. this is what is preventing electrical power from reaching the 3.4 million people of puerto rico: unreliable at the best of times and plagued by inept and corrupt management, puerto rico's electrical grid is suspect in the best of times. now because of hurricane maria, it is absolutely obliterated. these people will be without power indefinitely. puerto rico is back in the dark ages. now, there is some, i know you talked about the storms that are still coming, the
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last thing puerto rico needs. but help is really on the way. the president has mobilized the entire fleet by getting rid of the jones act. look out there and feel good about the fact that there are now ships on the horizon steaming this is an old live shot in san juan. these vessels are coming into the port of san juan bearing much needed assets for the beleaguered people here. hopefully aside from obviously food and water and so forth, they are bringing telephone poles. they are bringing the kind of equipment needed to bring the infrastructure back online for the 3.4 million people, our fellow citizens who have been so negatively impacted. so i welcome -- i see just as i look around at least four vessels on the horizon, four loaded vessels. so, amidst the ruins and amidst the suffering and amidst the misery some good news is sailing over the
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horizon. back to you in new york. pete: that is good news. anything that can be delivered there. geraldo, stay safe. abby: that is a powerful shot. as geraldo said how much that area. pete: from the power lines to cargo ships. the president suspect and tweeting about it this morning. we will bring som you some of those tweets. todd: legendary football coach low lieu holts weighs in. he is coming up next.at new mass transit. new business friendly environment. new lower taxes. and new university partnerships to grow the businesses of tomorrow today. learn more at esd.ny.gov
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left a note outside the church referencing dylann roof before killing one person and injuring six others. roof as you will recall was sentenced to death for killing 9 black worshipers at a south carolina church in 2015. and one of two 15-year-olds stabbed in the stabbing of their friend to impress the fictional character slender man will plead guilty. morgan guiser will instead go to a state mental hospital under the anis is a wire mentally ill at the time of the crime. pete, over to you. pete: nfl approval ratings are plummeting this week in the wake of pro-players protesting our national anthem. when will these teams realize that their political stunts are damaging the entire brand that they are benefiting from right now? here to react is legendary college football coach lou holtz. coach, thanks for joining us this morning. you talked about the dynamic in the locker room. and as a coach you don't know of a coach that would want this type of thing
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poisoning the locker room, talk about that. >> well, first of all, the owners made an awful lot of money because they tried to satisfy the customers to make a profit. in the nfl all they want to do is win and make a profit. and you cannot win if the locker room is not -- if the locker room is not cohesive together. in college, have you the whole day in the dorm, in the classroom, in study hall, in the pros you are only together before and after practice. if you don't have a locker room that's joined with one common cause, you're going to have problems. so, what the owners did was somebody from the far left said hey, you need to have this respect for the national anthem. it created a division in the locker room. they are trying to do it. now, they are smart enough. they want to win but sometimes there is more important winning. showing respect is one of them. pete: you think more coaches should take that stance and say hey, take the politics out. i want players standing for
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the anthem and they will. telling the players that hey take politics elsewhere out of the locker room. >> absolutely. the first thing i told the football team every fall we will not use our football team to promote any charge. abortion, gun laws, we are who to promote this university awrnsd not going to bring girlfriends. not going to bring a slogan or cause on to our feasible team. what's the difference feign people today and 40 years ago when i was younger. everybody wants to talk about privilege. 40 years ago people talked about obligation to responsibility. 40 years ago you were taught one thing it's a home and it was reinforced in the school. not taught as well at home today and reinforced in the school that is respect. respect for your parents. respect for teachers, many are for elderly. respect for women. respect for law. pete: in this case respect for your country, indeed. >> absolutely. see, you cannot respect
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other people if you don't have self-respect for yourself. my feeling always is if you can teach somebody to be respectful of themself, to have a pride that he feels good about himself what he is doing with his life and decisions he is making, is he going to respect other people. i know many of these owners, coaches and nfl players love our service people, love this country. i have been to korea iraq. few people have division in the locker room. they tried to solve it they can't. now you will see what happens in the nba. i'm proud to say african-american great man president of the nba and also on the board of trustees at notre dame. no small feat. pete: absolutely. you know a lot more than people think. you were also an officer in the military. this is quite personal as well. thank you for making great football for so long but also for your service to this country. appreciate it, lou.
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>> thank you for having me, pete. pete: that's a bucket list item to interview lou holtz i have got to say. the president up and tweeting saying the left wing media is criticizing the president for puerto rico. instead of focusing on rorst efforts. she made rejection from first lady she is saying dr. seuss is racist. how does she explain her cat in the hat costume a year or two earlier? is that not the height of hypocrisy? next. ♪ ♪ member that accident i got in with the pole, and i had to make a claim and all that? is that whole thing still dragging on? no, i took some pics with the app and... filed a claim, but... you know how they send you money to cover repairs and... they took forever to pay you, right? no, i got paid right away, but... at the very end of it all, my agent... wouldn't even call you back, right? no, she called to see if i was happy.
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she got a free book from the first lady as reading initiative. now suddenly the words in that book are racist. todd: one of the funniest we have on the fox news channel is mark steyn. he weighed in on this. take it away, mark. >> in the space of 20 minutes we have gone from the confederate flag is racist to the star spangled banner is racist. we have gone from general lee is racist to dr. suess is racist. i looked up the piece she referenced in the journal of social justifiable librarians or whatever it is, and it is incredibly moronic. the piece argues that the cat in the hat's b bow tie is meant to be evidence occasion of 19th century racist menstrual shows. cartoon characters who wear bow ties, porky pig, donald duck. yogi bear doesn't wear a
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bow. he wear as necktie like me. his sidekick boo boo wear as bow tie. that's nothing to do with strengthen industrial shows. we are making ourselves a society too stupid to survive. abby: tucker's faces everything and speaks for all of us right now. if you are going to say that green eggs or ham or cat in the hat is racist propaganda, you probably want to make sure you don't have any photos floating around of you literally snuggling the cat in the hat and dr. seuss with a big smile on your face. it takes out any credibility you might have had. pete: she admits she was a former racist because that teacher would have to admit that i used to be racist now i'm not anymore. seriously? where does the logic end and start. todd: i love that line yogi bear doesn't wear a bow tie but his sidekick boo boo. patty patty hey boo boo.
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abby: guess what i'm still going to read my daughters green eggs and ham. todd: when people graduate high school they get all the places you will go. you explain the life lessons of how things aren't always going to got way you. you have to pick yourself up and get back in the race. unbelievable we have gotten here. abby: turning now to other headlines and serious ones we are following closely this morning. rock climber is air lifted after falling in comey accept ayosemitepark. unclear how far they fell. it comes after two consecutive days of rock slides at the national park in california. on wednesday one person died after a large rock fell then a second massive rock fell and hit the park on thursday. first time the trump administration is calling the mysterious health ailments in cuba attacks at least 21 diplomats at the university in indiana have been affected reporting symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness and headaches.
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the state department pulling more than half of its diplomats from the double tri and sending americans a travel warning. still unclear who is behind those attacks. this proud conservative is standing up after being placed on lbgq hate list. hannah made the list because she appeared on family research radio show. >> they are trying to silence me as for years they have been trying to silence conservatives. it's a bully tactic. what i find ironic about this of the 917 groups they deem hateful. there is not a single message of antifa, resist by any means necessary which are all domestic terror organizations. abby: hannah wrote about her experience for the fox news website. she says the bullying tactics against conservatives they need to stop. and imagine traveling anywhere on earth and under in under an hour. that would be amazing. that's what spacex ceo allen musk is proposing.
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traveling to the moon and mars must be use same system for long distance travel. musk claims it would allow people to make trips to most major cities get this in under 30 minutes and for the same price as an economy travel ticket. could you imagine? pete: last part strikes me as the rub. will it really cost the same as economy ticket. todd: subsidized by the government. abby: amtrak almost takes three hours to get from new york to d.c. todd: also subsidized by the government. pete: as the president talks about a lot. the infrastructure is. bringing supplies to the hearted hit island. abby: people bracing for more rain after being battered by two hurricanes. todd: rick reichmuth keeping an eye on the situation there. rick: one is getting the supplies there and get it out across the island. that is where rain coming in today is certainly going to cause. so problems. there has been a disturbance
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here. don't think we are looking at any chance of tropical development of it. it is hurricane season. the water is very warm. and there increases the moisture here. so you take a look at awful these clouds. that's moving in towards puerto rico right now. we will see significant rain in and in some spots we may be seeing 4 to 6 inches of rain. that's certainly bad news. we haven't talked much about the continental 48 in quite a while with all the tropical activity. abby keeps hinting it feels like fall out here it does. a cold front moved through and dropped temperatures down to around north georgia where temperatures are a little bit cooler than they have been. florida you are still remaining very warm and continue to remain very humid as another little tropical kind of area that we are watching here across florida, expect to see more moisture and across parts of new mexico some flooding today. overall we'll be looking at a temperature trend at least for a couple of days a little cooler here. don't get used to it temperatures are going to warm back into through parts of the east. abby: i was just getting
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ready to make my famous chili and getting to get warm again. i will bring it in forever all of you. rick: i would like that. pete: president up tweeting about puerto rico. pushing back on critics talking about the effort going on. a few of the tweets president has put out. the mayor of san juan very complimentary has been told by the democrats you must be nasty to trump. abby: such poor leadership why the mayor of sanon and others in puerto rico not able to get their workers to help. they want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 federal workers on the island doing fantastic job. todd: fake news networks are doing their best to take their spirit away from soldiers and first responders. the president is referencing the mayor of puerto rico. there is also a governor there in puerto rico that has been extremely complementary. pete: mayor of san juan. just couple days ago complimentary and now
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flipped the script. is he getting out in front of what the left will do and opposition party and so-called mainstream media, the fake news. they will paints they want this to be his next katrina. they want this to be a scandal that goes on and on and on. we don't know everything that's going on on the ground there he says na na na, you don't get to start a new narrative russia or sharlsville. i care about the people of puerto rico. we are doubling down on our effort there and working hard on it again we are covering the story. we don't know what's happening on the island they have to be vigilant. is he getting far out in front of that. abby: far too early to start politicizing. this our own geraldo rivera on the ground is where the heart of the story needs to be. giving us a sense what's going on on the ground and how we can be most helpful in the u.s. the president is going to be there tuesday and seeing it first hand is going to give him a whole new perspective of how bad the situation is. pete: another attempt to repeal and replace obamacare did on arrival. does it prove that the republican establishment actually wants the trump administration to fail? we will take a closer look ahead. abby: will and grace returns for the first anytime a
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♪ ♪ abby: welcome back. rush limbaugh sounding off on the washington statement saying in exclusive interview with hannity they will do whatever it takes to block president trump from fixing what is broken. take a listen. >> trump would never be admitted in this club no matter what he did. these guys have been running the country, its donors, its think tanks, its whole washington media and establishment. trump is an outsider. they have been managing the country, ruling the country for how many ever decades.
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they can't afford for a an outsider neo phyte to come in. show that on outsider can do it. show what that what they say can't be done can be done. pete: here to weigh in is caldwell. is rush limbaugh right. >> i think he is president trump from the very beginning was a disrupter. he was an individual who didn't capitulate to the norms of any particular candidate. that's why a lot of folks like the media thought that he wasn't going to be a candidate that wins. they didn't take him seriously. they invited him on because he was good for ratings. they had no expectation of us being where we are right now. so, with that being the case, translating to the establishments, you got a lot of folks in d.c. who are upset and i talked to a lot of these elected officials on capitol hill. mitch mcconnell being one who really does not like trump at all. i would find it hard to belief if you dislike someone or detest someone to
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a high degree, it would be hard for you to want to see them succeed or even help in getting something done. abby: yeah, but you know januarjanuary know -- what happn one thing they care about the most is winning re-election and they don't have the support they need and they need the president to help them get to the finish line. >> you know what? when president trump came down that escalator at trump tower and announced his presidency run, he said the big lie was obamacare. and what we are seeing now the big lie was repeal and replace obamacare and all we need is congress republicans in the majority. this is disappointing. it's honestly frustrating and disgusting that we cannot have a republican party that's in the majority that will actually get something done on healthcare. it's a shame that president trump has to grasp for
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straws via executive orders to try to get some incremental changes when we have a majority in congress. i'm disappointed and i'm pretty sure that the american people will show their frustration when it comes to the ballot box if republicans don't get anything done. todd: giann, let me ask you this. nobody likes washington. nobody routes for washington. nobody has a fat head poster of mitch mcconnell in their house. do you know what i mean? >> sure. todd: how long county establishment be the establishment when you have a guy like trump trying to mix it up? >> let's look at the history. we saw when republicans really got emboldened and somewhat lazy and tea party and they changed the entire dynamic of washington, d.c. we see there is frustration with the obama administration as it rightfully so, and republicans continue to say look, give us the majority, give us the white house, we are going to make x, y, z happen. president trump has been trying and i can be honest about that. he has been someone who has tried to get some things
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done. especially his policy positions. but he can't do it alone. so what's going to happen is you have got these outsider candidates that are looking to run. they are looking to be the change agents and just more of those folks sign up to be change agents. the folks currently sitting in those seats will get voted out. that's simply how it goes. and we will get more folks in support of president trump's agenda and hopefully at that particular point in time be able to get something done on behalf of the american people. abby: giann, you have officially been voted in. you are part of the fox family. >> thank you. abby: we are proud to you-to-have you and your perspective. >> thank you so much. pete: president trump says is he happy the way the packers like they handled the cover during the thursday night football game? does that mean can he claim victory this morning. duncan hunter joins us on that ahead. todd: will and grace returns for the first anytime a
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decade. they waste nod time in tearing in to our president. >> all right. let's start. karen, hand me that curtain swatch. i need to make sure it works with his coloring. but this morning, even their fans are outraged did. they go too far? we asked that question. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i'm glad my doctor prescribed lyrica. for some, lyrica delivers effective relief for moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain. and improves function. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions, suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worse depression, unusual changes in mood or behavior, swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever,
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♪ ♪ todd: after 11 years of waiting, will and grace finally back. and all they can talk about is the president. >> all right. let's start. karen, hand me that curtain swatch. i need to make sure it works with his coloring. [laughter] >> actually, can you say my job has gotten a lot easier.
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the nut jobs we protected the last guy from are the president's biggest supporters. >> i did manage to make one little change ♪ abby: are they alienating many of their viewers and is it really funny michael tammero. >> yes and no, abby. abby: i wasn't really laughing there and that's their point let's make it funny. this is the number one show that really propelled lbgt rights. >> it really did. some people were looking forward to this episode on thursday night. it was event television. this show weighs a huge success when it ran 8 years '98 to 2006. it did everything a good comedy should do. one it made people laugh. two it brought people together to watch and changed a lot of hearts and minds in this country in a way few shows have done to date. we were really looking
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forward to it. it just sort of went where too much of hollywood is going right now. one jab after another that made them feel good. you know, i embrace my role as a younger brother. i don't know what you like on road trips. i used to do this to my sister is this annoying? annoying yet? at one point usually around virginia and just whack the heck out of the back of my head and it stopped. i think you are starting to see a little bit of that in hollywood. abby: are they realizing this is about as unoriginal as it gets to this point? >> the cheetoe joke has been out there. so it failed on that level. you are starting to see a bit of a backlash. hollywood is coming off the first summer box office in 25 years. emmys one big trump bash-a-thon on two sunday nights ago. will and grace big ratings thursday night. i think there will be some fall off. todd: this show used to be one of the funniest shows on tv gay, straight, hysterical
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not so much right now. pete: had you a chance to interview steven goodenberg after a season of ballers. that must have been interesting. >> take any movie from the 80's or 90's that was a hit he was probably in it he has segue way his career with the rock on ballers which is a huge hit on mbo. we talked a little bit so much to talk about the rock actually running for president. this is what he had to say. >> the characters are vulnerable and pompous and full of life and it's all about that money thing and coming from nothing and what happens to you. what you do with the choices have you in life. great to be the villain. as you get older as an actor, those are the parts you want. you want to support the leading man. >> very different role for him. usually playing the nice guy now is he playing the villain. abby: always good to see you, michael. >> good to see you guys. abby: happy saturday. pete: now we are moving on to a fox news alert. race against time, millions of people from puerto rico.
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more resources on the way as we speak. up next, geraldo rivera is on the ground seeing the crisis unfold firsthand. abby: president trump now says he is happy with the wait team handled the kneeling controversy during thursday night football. does this mean he can claim victory this morning. iraq and afghanistan war vet turned congressman duncan hunter has a very interesting perspective and he is joining us live straight ahead. and now, i help people find discounts,
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where's your belly button? [ sighs ] i've got to start booking better gigs. >> todd: the president pushing back on claims of a slow response in puerto rico. >> president trump: we are sending great people to help. >> the president did everything in a pace they've never seen before. >> help is really on the way. these vessels are coming into the port of san juan bearing much needed assets. >> president trump: we will come back stronger than ever. >> on the anthem and the flag. >> president trump: we look at our american flags that hangs in all of our factories. we love our american flag.
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>> tom price has resigned as president trump's health and human services secretary. price was under fire for his use of private flights for government and personal business >> if a cabinet member or any other member of this administration is going to waste taxpayer money they won't have a place in the government any more >> president trump and republican lawmakers are focusing on their tax plan. >> president trump: a giant, beautiful, massive, the biggest ever in our country tax cut. and it will be rocket fuel for our economy. >> abby: i love this song. it doesn't feel like it's good to be alive. >> what song don't you like? you said that you love a lot of songs. >> abby: i don't like a lot of the new stuff out. i feel like the classics we've like lost a sense of taste and
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good music in society whenever i go on spotify and i listen to the latest hits they're dreadful terrible. i'm sorry but like the new taylor swift song, it's just terrible. >> we'll have that debate through the next hour. we have to switch gears to serious stuff as we go straight to a fox news alert. relief is on the way supplies and aid will be in puerto rico soon, ships now heading to shore after the island just battered by back to back hurricanes. >> abby: president trump also sending 1400 additional national guard troops this weekend bringing the total to 6,000. >> pete: fox news geraldo is live in san juan. >> geraldo: the latest is over my shoulder, pete, abbey and todd. you'll see another barge coming in bearing necessary supplies and i have to credit the fact that the president has agreed to suspended jones act. the jones act required vessels only of american flag to do
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commerce with puerto rico which was really making everything more expensive and morecambe som and limiting the amount of goods that came in. i had a shot of a ship laden with containers bringing vital supplies here to puerto rico. i know there is something called compassion fatigue. we have gone through hurricane harvey now. we have gone threw hurricane irma now and hurricane maria so you want to feel sorry for people and you want to be generous and help out but you're just so many catastrophes competing for center stage and the world platform but i urge people not to feel that way about what's happened here. this is a calamity of historic dimensions. there has never been a natural disaster that negatively impacted more people than the hurricanes that hit here in puerto rico. people are still the vast majority 99% of the folks here are without electrical power.
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half of them are without freshwater. there is no cell service. there's no internet. that lack of communication helps create the kind of panic that results in those lines at the gas station, but this disaster has affected every corner of this island of 3.4 million people. just pan over. it's really the historic buildings. this building behind the generator that's filled with debris there was built in the 1700s. they were in the process of restoring it. it has absolutely as you can see been destroyed, been devastated. it's gone and probably can never be rebuilt. earlier, i was in the historic happy neighborhood called laperl a. if that sounds familiar to folks is the neighborhood oscar you lewis and his classic book where he showed a puerto rican family
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in poverty but struggling and succeeding in their life. i went through that neighborhood and building after building a neighborhood that's been around for generations have been destroyed. manuel torres has live in the same house for 61 years. that house now is half destroyed his neighbors homes are also destroyed. here is what he had to say about the storm's impact. >> what do you need now? we need some water. drinking water. yesterday they bring some what r but after nine days it's kind of late. >> geraldo: you know there is aid arriving obviously because of the scope of this disaster. i don't think any reaction could have been swift enough. i don't think there was a true understanding of what has happened because as i said there has never been a natural disaster that negatively
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impacted more people, not in modern history and i've covered volcanos and earthquakes and i've chased hurricanes for the last 50 years. i've never seen anything that has hurt more people than hurricane maria here in puerto rico. back to you guys. >> pete: briefly, geraldo what's the sense on the ground of the kind of response that they've received on the ground so far? >> geraldo: i think that it's uneven, pete. you know, people are very frustrated. if you have no electrical power, even if you are say a relatively wealthy person living in one of those condos that line the strip in san juan and you paid a million or $2 million for it and you're on the 12th floor you have noel estraight or. you have no water so if you want to flush the toilet you've got to carry a gallon up 10, 11, 12 stories they are really in extreme. the puerto rican people are a very compassionate and loving and neighborly folk if i can generalize that and i know them
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very well. remember the summer i turned 16 years old i lived with my aunt e llie here and she's a good example. she has no generator, she was no water supply. they are modest people, middle class people. they're struggling and this is the new normal. i think everybody gets the fact that it's going to be months before power is restored and i think that the challenge president trump faces when he arrives here on tuesday and god bless the president for coming here to puerto rico and seeing personally what is going on. the challenge he faces though is not to encourage generosity but the challenge is that the infrastructure of this island has been destroyed. there are 16,000 miles of telephone and electric cables for example. they have been neglected. the poles are rotten, down, scarcely a block in this whole island that has an intact electrical cable. they're all above for reasons
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that someone better explain to me the wires are all above ground where the hurricane swept them out in the first minutes of the impact. is the united states ready for something acan in to the marshall plan that rebuilt europe afterworld war two? is this the trump plan because i think that's the only salvation ultimately long term for puerto rico back to you. >> abby: geraldo that's why it's so important you're on the ground hemming us all get a better perspective. the media oftentimes focuses when the hurricane hits and it's breaking news and wall to wall coverage and usually the most devastating parts of a hurricane in storms like this is the weeks and months and months after it hit. >> pete: absolutely. >> abby: and geraldo this is where he does his best when he's on the ground and feeling with these people and as he said the president will be there on tuesday. >> pete: speaking of the president he tweeted fake news, cnn and nbc are going out of the way to despair age our great first responders as a way to get trump, not fair to i believe he's trying to say puerto rico
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there. >> pete: he's saying this shouldn't be an anti-trump story , how do we cut through the bureaucracy which can prevent things happening quickly and he's laser focused on it going there on tuesday and careful with the criticism comes from until we have information on the ground and find out whether how the execution is actually going. >> abby: as geraldo was saying it's still so early and so important to get on that ground and see it for yourself but we shouldn't be sitting here in our studios already politicizing this and we don't have all the facts, we don't know exactly what's going on behind closed doors also in washington d.c. the fact that the president has a number of people helping him work on the disaster relief effort. >> pete: but we're also focused on things here at home a national conversation this president sparked when he had a rally in alabama said we should be standing for our national anthem. tomorrow there are more sunday football games. last weekend we saw over 200 players decide to take a knee during the national anthem but the question is how will it
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compare todd we saw a preview thursday night football the packers standing locked arm to arm the president says good they're standing. we'll see what happens sunday. >> todd: teams coming out announcing what they are doing, tomorrow saying they will kneel before the anthem and stand fort anthem. but so they're not going to kneel for our anthem and stand for to save the queen? >> abby: this happened last sunday so the nba is now having to get ahead of this because they realize what a big deal this is for the nfl and they don't want to be stuck in the controversy because it's not good for ratings ortizers or anything they are trying to do so the nba trying to get ahead of it saying we need to reinstate that rule there will be no kneeling during the national anthem and instead they're offering up some ideas just like we saw with green bay to show more unity together. >> todd: so they're trying to have their cake and eat it too and say well we'll stand for the anthem because little kids shouldn't watch their heros take a knee while they come to watch a game and disrespect their country so instead we'll play something on the board or give a player a mic and they can talk
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about social justice. guess what? i don't think fans want to see that and we had ledge legendary football coach on who talked about how that hurts in the locker room as well. take a listen. if you don't have a locker room that's joined with one one cause you're going to have problems so what we always did was somebody from the far left said you need to have this disrespect for the national anthem is created a division in the locker room, they're trying to do it. now they're smart enough. they want to win but sometimes there's more important things than winning and showing respect for the flag that's certainly one of them. >> pete: you get that. you've been in a lot of locker rooms but pete and i grew up playing sports so you can have the best team on paper but if you don't have that locker room cohesiveness you're going nowhere and if you have a team with a lot of guys but big hearts but no cohesive locker room you can win championships it's so important. it's a debate politics on the bus on the away games in college with nate walton, his dad is a
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famous liberal, i'm conservative we used to have debates on the bus and the team would listen in but once you get in between the lines it was all gone. you could have these conversations but doing it out in the spotlight using your platform to advance political agendas that gets under under the scheme of the teammates. >> abby: leave it off the field. so many great things he said if you don't have respect for yourself you don't have respect for anyone else around you. you doing that interview pete was lick a little girl at like a boy band concert. >> pete: which interview? >> abby: with how holts. you were so excited to interview him it was great. we have other headlines we're following i want to bring you starting with a police officer murdered and ambushed 29 year old kristin hern seen shot and killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle call in georgia. this man and a woman coming out of the woods approaching the officer as the man opening fire and killing detective hern. she leaves behind a husband and a three year old son. >> abby: and the out of control violence in chicago revving up again for the weekend this time
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nine people shot, two killed in just seven hours overnight. it is the newest round of violence in that city plagued with crime as we know. just two weekends there were 30 shootings that left 11 people dead. those incidents adding to the 500 homicides already committed in the year 2017. >> pete: the list continues to turn away the federal government >> abby: also this oj simpson wants to go to florida once he gets out of prison but florida don't want him. the state attorney general sending a letter to the florida department of corrections instructing them to tell nevada authorities that florida objects to simpson serving his parole there. the state is where simpson's financial team has been shield ing his assets. the juice was convicted of robbery and kidnapping in nevada in 2008 and he could walk free as early as monday. >> abby: also the nfl anthem protest sparking new rules for high school sports and now some student athletes in in louisiana and a member of the school club says stand for the national anthem or face consequences. the superintendent who created the directives joined us earlier
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and here is what he said. >> never in my wildest imagination would i have thought that actually requiring our student athletes to stand for something so reverent as our national anthem, we stand for that flag. we stand for our country. we stand for our veterans. >> abby: yes we do. well some schools with are taking a similar approach like this one in illinois by walking on to a field with officers. >> pete: maybe the nfl could learn from high school football players. health and human services secretary tom price is out following his outrage over use of private planes so whose taking his place and what happens next? ellison barber live from washington coming up next. >> todd: as the anthem protests continue how do the vets feel? one veteran also a member of congress, congressman duncan hunter joins us up early in california coming up.
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>> pete: welcome back to fox & friends. more big news out of washington yesterday. former now former health and human services secretary tom price tendering his resignation to the president and the president accepting it immediately. >> abby: there are reports that said the president was going to make a decision last night so i think this was him saying i'm just going to resign because the president was asked about this a couple days ago about the fact that he has spent over a million dollars according to some reports on flights to get to what he said it was within protocol but as trump has said the number of times this is part of the swamp that i don't want to be anywhere near and so someone asked him what will you do about your health and human services secretary he gave that classic trump look. and he said we'll see. >> todd: there's a definite segment in society i'll put myself in this group that wants everybody in that swamp known as d.c. to account for every single dollar they spend of our taxpayer money, regardless of party republican democrat other it doesn't matter. if i'm giving you my hard earned
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taxpayer dollars, i want you to account for that and that is not this. we had corey lewandowski on earlier echoing those same sentiments. >> we have not seen the repeal and replace done. tom price was the point on that but i don't think that's the reason the repeal and replace not being repealed is the reason tom price is out. tom price is out because he wasted taxpayer money and the president said it will not be tolerated. he spends taxpayer money like it's his own. we have seen him renegotiate things time and time again and if a cabinet member or any other member of this administration is going to waste taxpayer money, they're not going to have a place in the government any more >> pete: especially when you came in as an outsider businessman, he's found a lot of places already to save money for the government, he cites sites the f35, the air force one, wherever he is focused let's get it under budget and on time and you see a cabinet secretary doing this and also the one who couldn't get repeal and replace of obamacare. add all that up and you're fired >> abby: and you talk about tax
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reform and how we are focused on that forgotten man getting more money into your wallet. this is not sitting very well. ultimately president trump wants people on his team that get results and this was not leading to that, so anyway the first cabinet member to resign. >> pete: tom price good man but moving on. >> todd: speaking of moving on as anthem protests continue how do the vets feel? one veteran also a member of congress duncan hunter joins us live coming up. >> abby: the protest spilling over into youth football leagues , so how should you talk to your kids about this whole controversy? our panel of moms weighing in after this. with my moderate to severe crohn's disease,... ...i was always searching for ways to manage my symptoms. i thought i had it covered. then i realized managing was all i was doing. when i finally told my doctor, he said humira was for people like me who have tried other medications,...
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>> pete: 22 minutes after the hour and quick headlines on your saturday morning. a union leader for the las vegas police demanding an apology from nfl player michael bennett after plea police officers were clear ed of any wrongdoing after detaining the seattle seahawks defensive end out sigh a casino last month and it claimed one officer pointed a gun at him threatening to blow his head off . protesters in st. louis now an anti-cop banner right in the middle of a st. louis cardinals game. >> no justice, no baseball. >> pete: the protest then spilling outside of busch stadium, the latest demonstrations come two weeks after a former officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a blackman. and the justice department now charging 3800 alleged gang members in the u.s. and central america including members of ms 13 and one of their main leaders. more than 70 of those defendants living in six u.s. states including california, new york, and ohio.
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pete over to you. >> pete: thanks, todd. well president trump standing behind our american flag sending a message of patriotism in the wake of the nfl player's protesting our national anthem. >> president trump: the soul of a country is found in the people who make it a home. we can build this future together as one team, one people , and one great american family. we love our american flag. >> abby: yes we do so when will these plays realize we're all on the same team? here to react is california congressman and iraq and afghanistan war veteran representative duncan hunter great to have you with us. great to be with you guys i was there with pete. >> abby: you were and i know you guys go way back and know each other. this message though that we heard from the president of being together, being one team when i think about that i actually think first and foremost about our military, because that is what they teach you before you go out to battle is you're all in this together. you've got to help your brother help each other out. you have to and i've been at
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these ceremonies where they drape the flag over the casket, it was in afghanistan a couple years ago, you watch that ceremony and you kneel in the c 130 with the casket there, the flag draped coffin, and i've also been here whereas a congressman i've given that folded flag to a gold star mom or a galled star wife or someone that's lost their son or husband in combat and iraq or afghanistan and what the flag means to that mom or to that wife or that spouse and what that flag means draped over that coffin, i think that our nfl players need to be educated. i think that's what this is, down at its basis form, i don't think they understand most military or most nfl players have no mind for military service. they're not going to do it. they're talented, well paid they work hard but they don't understand what the flag means and they don't realize they're disrespected even here in san diego our sports radio guys and i watch espn and i love football , i love sports.
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they don't understand the audience of guys like me of people like me that know what the flag stands for, know what the anthem stands for, and they're turning us off. that's what's happening right now. >> pete: duncan why has the flag become political? >> oh, that's a great question, pete. i think from the nfl players, what they say is it represents all the bad things about america that's what they say. i think that that was a false narrative created by the liberal s when this whole thing first started, because they don't have the education that they need to realize the flag is what we follow into battle. that's what the flag stands for. it doesn't stand for slavery. it doesn't stand for civil rights abuses. it doesn't stand for what we did to the native americans when we first came here. christopher columbus did for god sakes. what it stands for is what america means to guys like me and you and the millions of people that have given their lives for this country and all the wars we've had that's what we follow into battle. that's what we give the wife that lost her husband and what we give the mom that lost her
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son or daughter. that's what it means and the players just don't get it. >> abby: and the lives that continue to be lost fighting for all of our freedom to be able to do what we do. it's such an important issue. i want your thoughts quickly on pardoning patrol agents this is something you're passionate about and something you put a request in for? >> yeah, ramos got put in jail and got 10 and 11 years of jail for chasing down a drug dealer who the department of justice then gave immunity to the drug dealer that had over 700 pounds of marijuana who got shot in the bottom, got shot in the rear end , the border patrol agents went to jail. the drug smuggler got immunity by our department of justice who he then got put in jail for nine years for drinking drugs back across. president bush commuted their sentence in his last day in office but they're still considered criminals and after i watched president trump pardon joe arpaio i think he had to do the same thing for ramos and
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they're not able to vote. they can't buy a weapon. they can't enter into federal service even after serving honorably in the border patrol in my opinion so i think that it's a good thing for trump to look at and it would go right along with his pardoning of joe arpaio. >> pete: if there's anyone taking a look at a pardon of former border patrol agents it certainly is as president and you know how much matters what happens after the fact the legacy of your actions matter so the president will take a hard look at your request. duncan hunter congressman from california thanks for your time. >> abby: for waking up so early in california. he's in san diego, so i don't feel too bad for him. >> abby: coming up in high school, coming up high school kids they're most focused on cars sports and graduation but not for this teenager whose now running for governor. the potential gop nominee will join us next. >> pete: awesome and the anthem protest spilling over into youth football league so how should you talk to your kids about the anthem controversy? our panel of moms weighs in
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ahead and abbey will walk down there and look at it. >> abby: i'll wait for this.
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avenue in new york city, well the protesting of our national anthem is filtering down into the schools last week an entire youth football team players age 7 & 8 took a knee during the anthem and on monday a california school district the honor band played the anthem on one knee before the oakland baseball game there and earlier in the show we told you about the louisiana school district requiring student athletes to stand during the anthem. this of course as a youth league in texas is avoiding the controversy altogether by canceling the anthem before their games. here to share their thoughts a panel of politically active moms i'm so excited to get all of your take on this. this is what the country has been talking about. we want to hear how you've been talking about it and your kids just quickly how many of you have kids that play in sports right now? okay, well beth let's start with you. you said you have a son that plays football. >> i do. a son whose a junior in high school and he plays football and absolutely it has been conversation over the last few weeks especially because we also
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went to the buffalo bills football game last sunday, and there was a lot of controversy at the game. you know, what we talk about is there was a time in our country where the older generation actually taught the younger generation how to show respect and that's not being done any more. we have an entire generation that's instead of acting and doing what's right, they're acting on their feelings and you know, we just it's not respectful. it's not honorable. we don't believe that it's the right thing to do. we need to show respect for our country and my son absolutely believes that way also. >> abby: respect for that flag. you also have a son that's a freshman right playing football. >> at this very minute he's playing. >> abby: so i'm sure you've had these conversations with him. how do those go? >> i have two sons one is ninth grade and the other is in college and of course i'm a professor and this is one of the most heated exchanges we had all semester. we start out every class talking about what's going on in the world of politics and this is the heated exchanges we've had
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among college students and for my son he's really torn by this issue. he is a huge new england patriot s fan and when he saw tom brady and the others lock hands and he saw people go down on their knees he's also a very patriotic person who supported donald trump and so he felt very torn by this entire issue because on the one hand he wants to support the players and the teams and he's sensitive to the racial inequality issues and on the other hand he feels like there should be respect and he's at a private catholic school where they instill that in him so a lot of the young men it's very big football program feels similarly torn by this issue and they want to support their brothers on the field and they also want to be patriotic and they are going to be sensitive to these racial issues that they feel are part of their generation and what they are experiencing. >> abby: we want that patriotism as part of our next generation. kathy your kids are home schooled and it doesn't mean they're not talking about this. >> they are. you know and as a black mother when i look into the eyes of my
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black children, everything within me wants to instill in them that they are limitless, that they are fearfully and wonderfully made that they have actually been knitted together with purpose so how is it for parents, for a certain group of parents to in grain in their children that because you're black in america, you will be oppressed? that's a false narrative to begin with, but how bleak is that that that is the narrative, that because you're black, because of the color of your skin, you will be considered less than. you will be considered to be oppressed in some fashion and not only is it bleak but it's an oppressive cloud that will hang over the heads of these little impressionable souls, all the days of their lives so as a mother when i look into the eyes of my black children i want to instill in them that in america, the great equalizer is the willingness to educate yourself and the willingness to work hard for what it is that you want and
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you can achieve anything here. >> abby: there does seem to be this misconception today you're speaking to kathy that if you are not supporting kneeling during the national anthem that you then do not support racial equality, right? that you are against blacks getting what everyone deserves. is that fair? >> do you know what, abbey? this weighs heavily on me. my dad played for 11 years in the major league baseball and founded the major league baseball players alumni association so this is definitely something that hits home for me and what i would tell my children is to consider the original intent, outlined by colin kaepernick which was to i would ask them to consider which group is the most effective at raising awareness of issues of ongoing social injustice and oppression and history is biblical so as history considers colin kaepernick in the ripple
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effects held by this particular protest how would history look upon him and when should you speak up, when should you speak out? >> abby: how do you feel about that? >> i agree. i think that colin kaepernick is a hero and-- >> abby: you do? i do and as i talk to i see the giants and the jets as my patients and as i talk to them and i talk to my daughter i do think that what they're doing is taking a knee against racial in equality and against police brutality and that's i believe what colin kaepernick intended and then i looked at the flag code and the flag code says you can't wear a flag on your t-shirt or put the flag horizontal. it doesn't say anything about taking a knee and that being disrespectful. my husband is an ex-captain in the army. my father in law is a vet. i have many many members that are very patriotic in my family. we do believe in patriotism but i do think the intent and the spirit is just too equalize. this is about equalizing and that is their platform and i agree with what tiffany was saying about this is their platform and they want to broadcast to the world. >> abby: kim i know you want to
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jump in. i want to get everyone's voice here. go ahead. >> i don't disagree that every child should have the ability to express who they are and what they want to express. i think that message has gotten muttled. we have a young man in my daughter's school who won't stand for the pledge of allegiance and when asked about it he said because i don't have to because the football players don't. i don't think he understood what the background and purpose was and it comes off as being anti- patriotic and i guess my point is to the hipocracy that we talked about earlier. if it's okay for students to take a stand on racial inequality and it absolutely is, it's their perogative to do that then they should also be able to take a knee and pray before a game. they should also be able to express themselves however they want to. my one caveat with my own daughter is got to understand what you're doing and you have to do it for a purpose not just because other people are doing it. >> abby: that's great advice. yeah mean go ahead. >> well the nfl is alienating
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their fan base and you'll see-- >> abby: we've seen that and seen the ratings and now we're seeing they're not kneeling as much and that's for a reason obviously. >> and people are speaking with their wallets. people spend thousands of dollars to be entertained. they don't want to be lectured to and see all these protests that are going on. they should do these protests on their own time. there's another place and time to do so. as for the children, i think is really unfortunate that they are being miss guided by adults and people they look up to. i'm old school. you stand up, you take off your hat put your hand over your heart and honor or country honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice and honor those who are serving in the military today. >> abby: absolutely it sends a bigger message rebecca that we can protest and we can have free speech and stand up in what we believe in but we should not disrespect the pledge of allegiance and the flag as one of those. >> hand on heart this is our one tradition abbey we all share as americans and remember what that anthem is about.
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it's about an aching doubt, a prisoner in baltimore harbor and you wonder is our flag still there? did they survive? it's about doubt. you don't have to believe 100%. america doesn't have to be perfect for you and me and all of us to find enough good to put our hands-on our hearts for two minutes and an f22 pilot over syria flies an eight hour mission we can put our hands over our hearts for two minutes and respect our beloved flag. >> abby: i can't help but think about our military members serving overseas right now in places like kabul, spending that time watching sports their favorite times of the day and what they think about all this playing out guys thank you so much, ladies for your perspective also really appreciate that. >> thank you, abbey. >> abby: coming up most high school kids are focused on cars, sports and graduation but this kid is running, yes running for governor of the state of kansas as a republican. the potential gop nominee is going to join us live i can not wait for that up next. but first let's check in with
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neil cavuto for a look at what's coming up on the cost of freedom business book. >> neil: guys good morning well president trump wants to make the tax code simpler, does he need to settle it? then for everyone trying to turn maria into president trump's katrina, they clearly didn't hear what puerto rico's governor just told me. and it nfl players can protest red, white and blue so many say nfl stadiums can give up all of the taxpayer green. see you soon.
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>> abby: we are back with the fox news alert, diplomacy still on the table for the nuclear crisis with north korea u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson saying just moments ago that there is a line of communication with the rogue nation and they are looking for talking. tillerson and china president meeting just a short time ago. this all happening ahead of president trump's trip to china and other asian countries next month. that's really important stuff.
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>> pete: the secretary of state using that and now a fox news alert right now ships in puerto rico bringing much needed supplies to the hard hit island, people there now bracing for even more rain after being battered by two hurricanes. >> todd: rick richmuth keeping an eye on the situation what do we know right now? >> rick: more rain coming in today. we can have tropical activity any month of the year but hurricane season starts the end of june until the end of november but it peaks up here at about september 10 when we were seeing irma going and all of the activity we're having now, we are getting on the downhill slide which is good but the water is incredibly warm abnormally warm waters across parts of the caribbean so any time we see something we think something could develop or we see this shower activity. i don't think we'll see development of a tropical system from this. that said a lot of tropical moisture going in towards puerto rico so the next couple days bring some big showers and some of these showers from time to time might be heavy and we could see some isolated spots now our models even putting up to eight
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inches of rain so that would be problematic obviously and its relief efforts are underway making it harder to get through these roads that are impassable. also watching the system across parts of florida i don't think we'll see development of this but we are seeing pretty significant rainfall especially the northern part of florida throughout the next couple of days some spots up to eight inches of rain. guys? >> abby: all right thank you, rick. >> rick: you bet. >> pete: we've been updating you all morning long on puerto rico trying to get the facts on the ground but the so-called mainstream media if you were to change the channel and take a look they've taken no time in trying to politicize this tragedy. here is the sound of what we've been seeing. do you have a sense that the response from the federal government or maybe the response would have been stronger if you'd been a state? >> maybe it's because they didn't care. maybe it's because this wasn't a priority? >> there's 3.5 million americans in puerto rico and the president was really preoccupied with trying to make a racial issue out of the nfl while he wasn't
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doing anything about that. this is what liberals in news rooms do to republican presidents. they did it to george w. bush, doing it now to president trump and it shouldn't be why is this an anti-trump story right now and why is this not a story about what's happening on the ground the logistics, the bureaucracy trying to help these people? >> abby: we still don't have a back so the president is on the ground on fuss getting a much better assessment of what's going on but some of the media are talking about how this might impact an election. they say as puerto rico slips deeper into what many call we can scroll that out the article. >> pete: call it a humanitarian crisis. >> abby: following hurricane maria the island is primed for a mass exodus for what could be 1 million people a number of whom are expected to settle in the state of florida the nations biggest swing state that could prove to be a boone to democrats >> pete: geraldo has been on the ground, we've seen ships coming in in the background with supplies i wonder how many stories there will be about the number of supplies.
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>> todd: how many jones act stories will we talk about which for those of you that don't know basically the jones act says it doesn't have to be an american ship that brings things to puerto rico right now. it could be from any country. >> pete: they've suspended the jones act. and we saw on our air just a few moments ago a ship i don't know if it's american or other coming in delivering what appears to be supplies so to say the president is doing nothing to attack him at this point in time is unreal. we've heard sort of differing opinions there in puerto rico, the governor of puerto rico said doing a great job. we really are getting what we need we appreciate the help. the mayor of san juan disagrees with that. >> pete: he looks like a story in search of evidence so now the reporter will descend on the island looking for every bad news story to make the president look bad. >> todd: it sounds like something familiar pete. begins with an r. >> pete: and rhymes with russia? >> todd: it's true. they find narratives pursue them be careful as viewers as you watch this story. how it's being emphasized who
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they're playing as good guys and bad guys republicans and democrats. >> abby: and watch geraldo rivera whose been covering this for us doing a phenomenal job on the ground giving people a sense of what's really happening and how dire that situation is but i can imagine president trump is not sitting there saying i don't want to do everything i can to help. that's his job. your number one job as president of all the hats you wear is to protect the people you serve. >> pete: he's been on twitter all morning tweeting about this so coming up, those high school kids are focused on cars sports and graduation but this kid is running for the governor of kansas. don't call him a kid he might be your governor running as a republican. the potential gop nominee joins us live, next. hi.
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>> abby: at 17 most kids are focused on a drivers license the latest trends and of course graduating high school. >> pete: not for this teen tyler just became the second count him second high schooler to join the race for kansas governor and the first running as a republican. >> todd: joining us now with his story and his 2018 campaign platform is tyler rusick. thank you very much for joining us this morning so you're on ap and honor roll student member of the debate team been on student council for three years got a resume that reads like someone could run for governor. where did you come up with the idea? >> well you know, i've been a great friend of jack ferguson for a while a few years, the teen running as a democrat in wichita and i think what we came together, we both knew we had a love for debate, politics and government and when i found out that he was running and he gotten in touch with me, one of
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the first things he told me is that tyler, you've got to run. you've got to run as a republican. you've got to get young people excited about this election and so it's really i think a bipartisan decision both young people from their republican and democratic parties to get young people involved in this political campaign and this election, and i think that's a great thing so it's really jack and my love for politics and government that drove me to run. >> abby: we need more of that bipartisanship so if people are wondering you're running for governor in the state of kansas there's no age limit so it's totally legal for you to run for governor. i think we're all curious because both parents are bernie sanders supporters right? >> yes, they are. >> abby: how do they feel about you running as a republican candidate? >> well you know, the great thing is that they've always encouraged me to explore new ideas, read literature that challenges my current views whether it was reading the
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fountain head or something it really doesn't matter what the viewpoint is the literature, the books i read, the media that i watch, wherever it may come from they've always emphasized that it's important to get different viewpoints because they want me to make a genuine and educated decision and quite frankly even though they are a lot more progressive than i am, they are supporting what i'm doing and are so happy i'm making a genuine and honest decision running as a republican. >> pete: what's your website if folks want to check out your site? >> we're still getting that developed. >> pete: how about-face book? >> on facebook that's still coming in hopefully an instagram page. >> abby: good luck. all right more after this. 's ok that everybody ignores me when i drive. it's fine, 'cause i get a safe driving bonus check every six months i'm accident-free. and i don't share it with mom. right, mom? right. safe driving bonus checks,
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voted a horrible song 56% of you voting only 44% said it's an awesome song. >> abby: taylor swift. >> pete: i'm going to write a book and title it what happened because i refuse to accept the results. >> abby: on that note have a good day. >> dagen: the price was not right. new fallout this hour as health and human services secretary tom price resigns over his use of private jets on the taxpayer dime. why someone here fears what this means for those tax cuts. hi, everybody i'm dagen mcdowell this is bulls & bears. tom price the latest in a long list of casualties, and if scott is right, this could be very costly. also here, the bulls & bears, joan as max ferris, and gary b. smith along with stacey washington and adrian elrod. welcome to everybody. scott, why do you fear the fall out from this? >> scott: isn't this too bad da

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