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>> the republican-led senate passes the budget clearing a path for president trump tax-cut plan.>> i want to get it by the end of the year i be very disappointed if it took that long. >> we will discuss what obstacles lay ahead. with white house budget director mick mulvaney. then, centers work on a bipartisan deal to its obamacare. >> i think these people will see it doesn't bail out insurance companies. it avoids payoffs. >> 19 states sue to keep up the subsidies that donald trump or peers will talk exclusively with the california attorney
general leading the charge. then the president stands side-by-side with mitch mcconnell in a show of unity after steve bannon disc players him -- declares him enemy number one. we have that coming up live on "fox news sunday". >> he calls people every day to express his condolences the best he could. >> and waiting and on the death of the response regarding for us soldiers. how this has become political this week. plus, -- >> the first press secretary. you're the first working mother. >> sarah sanders unbalancing life at home and at the white house. all right now on "fox news sunday". hello again from fox news in washington. president trump's overhaul for the tax cuts cleared a major hurdle this week. the house is poised to adopt it
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this morning usa today the president writes, revising the tax code is not just a policy discussion, it is a moral one because were not talking about the government's money.we are talking about your money. your hard work. we begin washington with the white house budget director, mick mulvaney. welcome back to "fox news sunday". you are my first guest. >> i will try not to screw up too badly.>> me too! you must feel better today than you did a week ago about the changes to tax reform. >> yes he felt good the statement not only to the senate them past the hearing that the house might go ahead and either take the senate amendment or move quickly to accept the senate amendment and we might save as many as 10 or 12 legislative days which is a big deal. it is not match but on the congressional calendar it is a long time. >> especially because as treasury secretary promised
that the president would have a go by the summer. do you think that is realistic? >> if the house really does take the senate budget when they come back on tuesday of this week, it absolutely moves the ball a lot further, a lot quicker. >> another thing secretary steve nugent said the only thing nonnegotiable is the corporate tax rate. what you all in your proposal would be 20 percent coming down from 35 percent. but if you had to negotiate on that number, would you? >> the two parties from the very beginning from the president have been that middle tax payers will pay less and it will be simpler. that is number one. number two the corporate tax rate will come down. we want 15 percent. the counts kept talking about 20. we would love to get it down to 15 percent as they continue that negotiation. but those two things are the foundation of the tax plan for the president and i do nothing to house really wants to negotiate those much. >> i would agree but there is some possible concern. let's listen to halcyon caucus
chairman mark meadows. he has little concern about the possibility of 1/4 bracket for high tax earners. >> i am against having a top rate. were going to do that then we need to just admit that it is at times that having a top rate for those that earn $1 million or more is maybe a political reality but it does not necessarily boost the economy. >> so right now with the brackets the plan would take it to three but in order to do this there is a possibility of 1/4 tax bracket progress actually for free. people forgive ashley have four rates now. is zero 1225 and 35. there has been discussion mostly on the bill about ending the top bracket. what you said the white house is that we are -- it is not a big piece to us. if they have to add this for tax reform that's fine. if not that's great too. it is not driving is of the white house. >> high taxes depress economic
growth and investment. so if it keeps creeping up, will it depress what you want to do? >> our opinion of the has not changed. we are saying that we want the very best tax that can pass. and there are things at the house has to do with the senate has to do to get that last photo to across the finish line, that is up to them. the fifth bracket is not for their white house. we are not pushing or necessarily wanted but it is something that in the greater scheme of things at the house and senate says we have to take it then we will. >> if that happened you think that senator schumer in warren both complained that the tax plan doesn't do enough to the tax on the rich, do you think they could come on board? >> no chance. i have asked some democrats if they would ever go to lower the corporate tax rate and they said no. some democrats supported bills that schumer talked about, and actually lower the corporate tax rate.president obama talked about this. it is almost as since this is the president trump's
administration as a republican plan now they are against it. i grew up in wyoming and colorado. they are not high-tech. and i have been trying to understand the state and local tax deductions for this something that could be a big sticking point. where it is a big revenue raiser , but there are 40 house republicans that represent this and they say this is a dealbreaker for them. >> i hope it is not because the foundation here, one of the things is fairness. you live in wyoming and i live in new york and we make the same amount of money. all of things being equal, should we pay the same amount of federal tax? i think it is yes, the president thinks it is yes, the secretary things it against your most people think we should pay the same amount. that is not the way the tax system works right now. right now if you live in
wyoming. all things being equal you pay more tax than someone that lives in new york. that is just not fair and it is something we are hoping to change and we hope the house and senate think so. >> some are saying though that those taxpayers and those days will end up with disproportionately paying for the tax cut bill if this is -- question be careful because some of the reasons it is so hard to do tax reform, is that you can always go in and look at one provision is a this has passed for this person i cannot vote for it. you have to look at holistically. you need to look at the entire impact of the tax plan. i heard governor cuomo inherited his testing would raise taxes up for every person in new york.that is just false. when you look at it, doubling the standard deductions, people will not be interested in the state local taxes deductions anymore because they will not take it. >> they won't have to.>> exactly right. >> 46 years ago today the national debt course at troy -- passed $1 trillion.
and you talked about this in january and her confirmation hearing. can we take that trip down memory lane? >> sure. >> i believe this is a problem that needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. fundamental changes are necessary in the way washington spends and taxes if we truly want a healthy economy. this changes our long-term fiscal step path which is unsustainable. part of that means taking a hard look at government waste. and ending it. >> i know that your principles have not changed. i fully understand that politics has but has the economics changed? >> no, all this changed is the politics. well, what's changed is that we spent $54 billion worth of discretionary spending. i think the house 24 5 billion i don't think the senate took any. it is very hard in this environment to lower spending. what we have done is sit back and said okay, how do we
balance the budget in the 1990s? we did not cut, we restrained the growth of government. that government revenues tax receipts grew faster than expenditures. that is what we are trying to do. were not abandoning this by any measure. i would never do that. but you are sitting there and saying if we can slow the expenditures, but increase the revenues by growing your economy, america's mother, family go up there in the government gets wealthier also. that is how we budgeted in 1990s. that is how we will do it again today but we need tax reform to do it. >> if you get tax reform past and it results in the economic growth you predict. would you try to revisit with the president the growth of atomic senate? >> in fact we work through some of the numbers yesterday. about what is driving the deficit. i sit here is what it is and here is what it is and i said i will come back and talk to about this. and the same as the discussion we had in the spring.
i promised i would not change social security. but i said my job is to show you what it means. i think that is the right way to do it. i think if we do this you will see the deficit trend downward strives everything we do. >> are you concerned about uncertainty in the healthcare market? with the confusion -- when it hurt your ability to reach the growth target? >> no, not at all. in fact i'm surprised that the democrats and i worried about uncertainty in the healthcare market. they are concerned now about rates going up but has been going up since the day that it was passed. again, that is the politics of the day. i think the president saying i would be okay with making this if i get something for people and exchange. something that actually helps people give us more ability on the associated health plans. give us more ability to self across state lines. to expand health savings accounts. give us tools that actually help people and we will talk
about that. >> and the president goes to the hill on tuesday for lunch with senators. what is the main message he wanted to walk away with? >> mostly one of the things it doesn't get discussion is the lack of -- on the nominees. and i think president obama had twice as many of his confirming is in place at this point in his administration.this is a republican senate with a republican president we need our people in place. >> is that the senate has done well confirming judges but the rest of the government does need to be fulfilled. >> a tremendous job on judges. but they are instructing people dana will go on to 80 or 90 votes. people who never work in the first place. it is obstruction for the sake of obstruction and we need republicans to push it
-- >> and probably gets good headlines in their districts.
thank you for being here. joining us now from sacramento we have the attorney general of california. he is leading a coalition of 18 states and the district of columbia. again, the trumpet ministrations efforts to and obamacare payments to insurers here one of california's many lawsuits from healthcare to immigration and clean energy. thank you for being with us today. >> thank you dana. >> a federal court ruled that the payment that i was talking about with ms. mulvaney, that they were unlawful because they were not appropriated by congress. tell me about your lawsuit and how your affected given that information? >> that decision has been put on hold. the obama administration is now the trump administration are in court against that decision. and we have now as states, joined in the effort as well to try and keep not only the decision on hold but to move
forward with the affordable care. because many depend on it, some 7 million people probably affected if the trumpet ministrations efforts to kill the cost-sharing subsidy the people depend on to afford the deductibles and copayments and insurance, are taken away. >> was a timeline for your lawsuit? do you know when you're expecting something back from the court? >> we went in asking for the court to give us an emergency ruling. to stop with the trump administration did last week or a little more than one week ago. because it was supposed to come under the trumpet ministrations, take effect immediately under their order. and we cannot afford to have that kind of uncertainty. their people day today depending on their health insurance. there is a woman, rebecca in california, mid 30s. she is a quadriplegic, cousin visits to the doctor. she pays $15 and copayments for those visits. without those copayments being
made, part of the aca, guess what? her payments go to $105 every visit. some like that cannot afford to have this uncertainty. she requires healthcare, she depends on it. >> with all the uncertainty we were talking about, going forward you personally support something like what senator bernie sanders had suggested which would be a medicare for all plan? >>. >> absolutely. i've been a supporter of medicare for all for 24 years and i was in congress this year, as attorney general i will fight that if we have an opportunity to put that forward in the state of california because i think what we do is we give people that certainty that they will be able to access a dr. or a hospital. the worst in ways to help with situations where young families were not noted they should take the children of the hospital because it could lead to personal bankruptcy. that ended with the affordable care act. we cannot go back to those days.so absolutely, when you can people access to medicare
and speak to seniors that have medicare and they see keep your hands off my medicare. i think would have the same effect for most americans if they knew they could depend on something like medicare for themselves as well.>> they would have to call mick mulvaney back to see how to pay for it. let's move on -- >> it actually saves us a great deal of money. that is why we continue to have medicare for seniors. >> then maybe we can have you come back on that. let's talk about the lawsuit that you filed about dreamers and....the president has asked congress to come back with them to come back with an executive order on dreamers. why not wait to see how that turns out before pushing forward on this lawsuit? >> if the trump administration were not putting people's lives at risk, the ability to continue to go to school, to work, to provide for their family, then perhaps you could wait. the donald trump did not leave. he decided to repeal the daca
program altogether and now we have to ask. because we cannot afford to put people in this limbo. we are out there to protect elise in california more than 200,000 young people fighting very hard to continue to show that they belong in america. >> will he also said that he would not support them so are they fearful for no reason at this point? >> dana, if with a kind of certainty things would be different but we don't. we know dreamers that have been deported for no reason, no criminal history. nothing that they particularly did. and at the same time, you do not want to put people in limbo this way. just the way rebecca doesn't want to lose her affordable care insurance because someone said don't worry will find another way for you to do it. you cannot afford that because she is a quadriplegic may assume that she can make her doctor's visit for the same thing with all of the dreamers in america as the only home that they had.we cannot afford to put them in limbo either. that is what we are fighting as hard as we can and i say that
not just as attorney general. >> and with all the lawsuits your filing, the number of california saying that they support -- has grown. in this group is gathering signatures. steve benson california is to present from south carolina was to andrew jackson. are you comfortable with that sort of ballot language even if it is not for it is unconstitutional. when you allow it to be on the ballot? >> we all get to express ourselves in california. we are frustrated with the administration constantly taking digs and hurting california. but i will tell you this, california is the economic engine of the united states of america. we on our own as a stake in the six economic power in the world.the us needs california as much is california needs to be part of the united states. we'll do everything we can to be the leading force for this country rather than be out of it. i think we can continue to be the leader in it. >> thank you xavier becerra. >> incorporated -- thank you.
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president of republican voters build and repair loan replays, then republicans scored a win by passing a budget deal frank away for tax reform. joining me now senate
majority leader mitch mcconnell. thank you for being here today. >> good morning! christopher is nine months of the year did not produce a legislative win for the president as expected. with the passage of the budget bill is not want the tax reform, to get a sense for
republicans that can taste victory? >> well, tax reform is important. 31 years ago today, ronald reagan signed a comprehensive tax reform. we intend to accomplish that between now and the end of the year. but the suggestion of the president hasn't been able to change a lot of things is something not true.the supreme court with neil gorsuch. other court nominations coming through. new people in the agencies who are dealing with regulatory rampage.of the last eight years. the president is making a lot of changes and the senate, since it is in the personnel business, is having the president accomplish these changes. but we intend to achieve tax reform as well.>> healthcare was hard, tax reform sounds like it is supposed to be easier. i don't know exactly how that is what i can see that the path especially of 51 books make sense. but i don't know if you heard mick mulvaney was talking about the possibility that there might be a compromise where an
additional tax bracket would be added. maybe a so-called millionaires tax. is that something that you can support? >> i hate to get to the details of this, it's going to be hashed out in the open in the ways and means committee in the house and the committee in the senate. the overall goal is middle class tax relief. we have a horrible business tax structure in his country. to get the country going again. the president is already cemented and we think it was a chance to get three percent growth. that is what we need to get the country growing and going again. the details of it such as the one that you mentioned, are all going to be hashed out in the committee's an open process and then we will take the bills up on the floor and see what they look like at that point. >> okay, moving on their is alabama senate -- if more is
elected on the truck he could be a key vote on tax also your friend, steve bannon, was a major backer of more. made it there your enemy number one and you are the roadblock to the president getting his agenda accomplished. listen. >> this revolt is going from alabama to arizona. [applause] the last couple of days mitch mcconnell has been saying that hey, you have to win. winners may policy, losers go home. hey mitch, note to self mitch, big luther strange and little bobby corker are both going home. [applause] these people mitch, it is two ãzero. >> even the president didn't really dispute his frustration with the senate republicans. >> i will be honest, they are not getting the job done. and i can understand where steve bannon is coming from. because i am not happy about it and a lot of people are not
happy about it.>> senator mcconnell, his tax reform a must pass and if you get a legislative success, is that the antidote to steve bannon's agitation against you? >> coming to stay with a glossy element you are referring to here, they've been up for a number of years. they cost us five senate seats in 2010 and 2012. that maturity -- majority sooner. they were defeated everywhere 14, and 16 as well in the difference is that we have been in the majority. and 2014 and 26 team to congress is in a row. this is not our personalities. it is about achievement and in order to make policy, you have to win the election. the kind of people that are supported by the element that you have just been referring to, are specialists in defeating republican candidates in november. and that is what this party skirmish is about. our goal is to nominate people
in the primaries next year who can actually win and the people who win will be the one to enact the president's agenda. >> he mentioned that in the rose garden. talk to the president about those -- but i was curious about two conservatives that are now actually very good allies of yours psa did not initially support them in the primaries for that will be marco rubio and pat toomey. could it be that there are some good gop senators that could emerge from primaries that you maybe would not anticipate? >> actually i supported both of those senators, many times we were on the same side. but the point is, to make policy how to win an election. and some of these folks that you have been quoting as i said are specialists in nominating people who lose. that isn't going to help president trump achieve his agenda.he needs a republican senate and a republican house to confirm judges, pass legislation that are important to him and to the country. and that is what this is really all about.
trying to change america from the obama years and take it in a different direction. >> you talked about judges. and i know you must have spoken about that with the present. then we talked about in your press conference with him in the rose garden.on tuesday the president is coming to have lunch with you and your members and apparently they are frustrated not necessarily with judges but with the pace of confirmations of other nominees in the administration that have been put forward. and mick mulvaney just said that the president is going to press the senate on that.what do you think he will say? >> democrats have made it hard by the cannot stop them. ultimately we will get all of these nominees. they have slowed the process down which has been pretty exasperating. but they will not be able to win on any of his confirmations. will confirm them all. administration positions and the judiciary. >> do you worry that your personal unpopularity with republicans on the country is weighing down your possibility
to make sure that you can keep the senate next year? >> i am not going to be on the ballot any of these dates. i do not think the candidates who are running need to take a position on me. the people in the states are interested in what the candidates can do for them. and for the country. try to cook up an issue like this is irrelevant. it is ongoing to create a division and make it more difficult for us to win in november. but i don't expect any candidate in america to sign up on how they may vote for the majority leader of the senate a year and and a half from now. >> last question for you on a different topic. there is a looming issue of the silicon valley giants but has largely grown because of a lack of federal regulation and interference. you think that it could be about to change under president trump and a republican congress? >> i don't know. i think all of these areas we need to take a look at and i
in just two weeks! i'll take that. -yeeeeeah! ensure high protein. with 16 grams of protein and 4 grams of sugar. ensure. always be you. >> he was offended because he was in the room when i made the call. and so were their offenders. he was so offended someone would be listening to that call. he was, he actually, he said to me sir, this is not acceptable. >> the presently pending his chief of staff in an interview with fox. saying that a congresswoman's attacks on john kelly were quote - sickening. it's time for our sunday group, jason chaffetz, juan williams, julie pace and matthew
continetti.i've never come i have had a chance to be on the panel but never run the panel appears i'll try to do my best. so this is not a controversy in the white house anticipated before the rose garden press conference with mitch mcconnell. but as soon as the president referenced how his predecessors handled outreach to families of the fallen i knew they would have a firestorm on their hands. so the back-and-forth went on all week. and included an appearance by general kelly in the briefing room. a gold star father himself and in this room congresswoman frederica wilson. i feel very sorry for him before he feel such a need to lie on me and i'm not even his enemy.and it did not end there. the president also took a stab at wilson saturday on twitter. i hope the fake news media keeps talking about wacky congresswoman wilson in that she is a representative is killing the democratic party. julie, what is the white house
thinking this morning? >> as he said this was not a fight that the white house anticipated but it was one that they would lead into day after day by the president himself. this is a president who does not like to admit what he does wrong, does not like to back away from a fight, he has really been pushing us along. seen john kelly affecting him appeared in your seen the white house trying to do tax reform. which will be a success or not. but you see the president out there again this morning.it is a fight that he feels like he needs to win. which is a bit odd because they fight where i don't think anyone comes across looking very good. >> jason, as a former member of congress, do you think was inappropriate for the congresswoman to reveal the conversation in the first place? >> he really is almost a secret moment. you're dealing with a family who is still coming to grips with the fact that their son or
daughter has lost their lives. it has got to be some way to raise the bar and say, enough is enough. we are talking about military, we are talking about people who have lost their lives. >> let me just say, the argument was that she said something that was not true. and she said your sunday would heat signed up for. and they said this woman from florida just is not like the president. and then the president seem to indicate that she had fabricated something. then it turns out in fact, kelly comes out and says that he did say that, maybe the context was wrong but he did say that. and then kelly attacked her by saying that she took credit for the funding for an fbi office in miramar florida and it was not true! so you know they're attacking frederica wilson in a very aggressive manner but i think that has been unfair. and again, especially that kelly is he to the military and patriotism to cover for donald trump, i think it is offensive. >> but that is not also -- the same accusation can be made
about frederica wilson. it is unfortunate to me that any of this happened because grief is very personal. commanders in chief to make very tough phone calls. because of decisions that they made on their watch. what do you make of all this? >> who is politicizing who? right? everyone seems to politicizing different aspects of the incident. larger questions evolving over the soldiers doing in niger in the first place? or like an explosion of exactly what the mission was. in fact we still do not know the full details about the ambush and the assault. president trump has a two track. on the one hand, you have the judges, policies, d regulations, tax and budget. on the other hand, you have the show men. and the constant fights, bob corker this week and then it is frederica wilson. >> and the nfl! >> that is a long-running one. somehow he is able to balance them to together. but we see this week that they can, one can easily overshadow
the other. the president i want that to happen. >> recently offer our condolences to the family of the fallen of your soldiers. and secretary james mattis has been on capital giving senator mccain mark information. jason can ask about the possibility that the republicans to get tax reform done. healthcare was supposed to be so easy. and now seems that we are all talking like tax reform is going to happen, is there a catch? >> speaker ryan said they were going to stay through christmas if need be. to get tax reform done. only to go on an 11 day recess. the house is poised this week to do something i did not think they would do which is passed over a ten-year period, a $47 trillion budget that does not balance and only has one million dollars that they are supposed to cut. republicans are swallowing hard on a pillar that is supposed to be very important to them. no cuts and once they get that done, they are doing it on the promise that they're going to get tax reform but they have
not introduced a bill yet. so here we are at the end of october, coming up on it and they have not yet introduced the bill. i don't think this is going to be easy. if it was easy would have been done a long time ago. the budget was due by law on april 15. now here we are turning the corner of towards halloween and they still have not got that part. >> we find it strange conservatives are now talking like this doesn't matter? >> we have talked like that in the 80s with president reagan. -- >> we back to that? >> the debt has increased exponentially. under both democratic and republican presidents we know seems to be able to control it. i will say this though, a lot his writing on this. because of the failure of repeal and replace, the centerpiece of the president's first year in office. if they don't get it done, politics in washington is going to be offended. >> julie, what did you think of this idea that they would add a
millionaire stance in order to help pay for these?>> it is fascinating to hear someone like mick mulvaney, they were agnostic about 1/4 tax bracket it is applied to give more moderate, potentially others on board. i think you'll see despite happening among republicans on the details of this really exploding if we see a fourth tax bracket. >> if the republicans add a millionaire tax, what will schumer and warren complain about? >> i think congressman chaffetz is onto something. we do not have a revenue source that would really offset the cost of the tax cuts. let me just say overall, this was supposedly about tax reform. apparently that is not the issue now with just onto tax cuts. so the argument coming from the democrats is this really, it is
disproportionately beneficial to the very rich. at the fourth bracket but it still does nothing in the terms of offsetting things like doing away with state and local deductions. >> that is a big issue! >> how about home mortgage? imagine, no home mortgage deductions? >> they are not saying that. >> while they are making the case. and also less in terms of retirement contributions. these are things that would squeeze the middle class to the middle class is not going to benefit because of the added tax. >> this issue is a big deal. for state like wyoming, you think, that is ridiculously led to the get to do that?what are people that live around here it is a big deal. >> that's right. what fascinates me about this fourth bracket issue is, when you are serving president bush, republicans would never do that. president trump shows you how the republican party has changed. in effect, most of the president's supporters would have no problem at all with a fourth tax bracket affecting
millionaires. >> and it does not bring along democrats could republicans are poised to passing $47,000,000,000,000.10 year budget and didn't give a single democrat to get along. at least do something republican and not budget but they're not going to do that. so if you're going to give up this fourth bracket what you get for it? doesn't sound the democrats are going to come along. >> of the use that fourth bracket to paper dropping the state and local tax deductions? >> a protected company think the issue with state and local taxes are fascinating because your state like california and new york you are mentally think democrats, there are 40 republicans in the 90s lung. it is time to take a break. we will discuss the president's decision to greenlight the release of thousands of secret documents related to jfk's assassination. it is a move that has conspiracy theorists buzzing. first, i returned to the white house to check in with the second republican woman and first mom who serves as work
>> a live look at 1600 pennsylvania avenue here in washington. why
had the privilege to serve his press secretary for the president george w. bush. early this week i returned to my old stomping ground to sit down with the current press secretary, sarah sanders. what is your first new memory and didn't affect any of your educational career choices? >> the persona comes to mind would probably be when my dad ran for u.s. senate in 1992. i was nine years old. it was a devastating night for our family and i remember just the impact. it's only given a greater appreciation one -- when you win as opposed to losing. >> did you want him to?
>> is that it is in fun and fascinating. when muskets were going to summer camp i was doing the circuit. so i thought it was all great and i loved the campaign aspect from a really early age. i was excited for him to do that. >> your dad said that you had an office when you're four years old. [laughter] >> i did actually it was actually in his office. so he had his credenza and underneath the bottom part i would keep all of my own supplies, my tape and glue and scissors and make wonderful masterpieces i am sure. i was the first republican woman press secretary for you are the second. you are the third woman overall. but you're the first working mother to ever have this job. in this job everyone sees you all the time. you know you're working 24/7. how do you balance it all? >> i think the biggest thing is that i have with my kids i really have to be present. have to put my phone away and
fully focus on the time that i have with them. and i tried to block out specific time. whether it is early in the morning, i think it is probably a blessing that i am an early riser because it is the hardest thing about the job, for me it is about being away from my family. the other part is having an incredible partner.my husband is supportive and he puts up with all of this and helps keep all of us afloat and i couldn't do it without having him as a support system to get through each day. >> in my book, i wrote that my favorite piece of advice is that choosing to be loved is not a career limiting decision. and was he your boss at some point? >> no, i was actually his boss. i think some people imagine that if they're going to have this dog that it is this magical moment and real cinderella story. and the stars come out and the band as like everyone is so excited. it certainly was not my experience. i can assure you that. >> and you, you did not comprehend them if you do is just hit the ground running.
>> it all happened within about a four hour period. >> i love the deputy job. i find that is when he gets another commander-in-chief very well. in more of a relaxed setting presently. present think every job in the white house is incredible. i was that if i ever walk into the building and i'm not in awe of being here, and being part of it, then i've been here too long and it's time to go. thankfully, i still feel a sense of reverence every time i stepped into the building. certainly, every time i stepped into the briefing room and i hope i never lose that. wesley uses a little prayer of thanks and gratitude every morning as a marine opened the door. >> i would say a prayer of god help me every day right before walking into that room. >> recently in atlantic magazine glenn said he thought the administration apparent tension with the press was overstated. would you agree? >> no! [laughter] i know glenn well but i think that there will always be tension between
whatever administration is in place at that time with the white house press but i do think that there is a heightened tension, certainly between this administration and the press. i think you can see in the coverage. i've been around press and working politics my entire life. i've never experienced the level of hostility that i think we see day today. >> on the day of the las vegas massacre, that was the first day of my new show the daily briefing.so we will cover in your briefing and ari fleischer, was on is my guess. and we watched you. >> the memory of those that display the ultimate expression of love i miss in unimaginable act of hate -- quits showing that emotion was important and does not always to do the podium. >> i think you want to project strength certainly from an administration standpoint but i think at that moment, the country was broken.
and i felt like it was an appropriate time ever, to show the emotion of that situation. the biggest thing that i wanted to do was talk about the spirit of our country. and i wanted to make sure to communicate that. >> like me, your student body president. but unlike me, you come from a political family. do you think you ever see yourself running for office? >> i don't think so. like i said, i never like to say never because it will come back to bite you. every time i think i have a perfect plan for my life, god tells me otherwise. so i never really envision sitting here having this conversation with you. not even as far back as maybe two years ago. and so, never say never but i don't think it is part of the master plan for me. but again, right now it is one day at a time and i tried to do the best i can. >> thank you sarah. two former presidents from two different parties weighing in.
but first we went outside for a lightning round including her most embarrassing moment on the job so far. >> what time do you wake up? >> about 5:15 am. >> on your own with an alarm? >> with alarm is usually a child. >> was a lasting read before bed? >> usually the last email working for the day. >> marine juan or air force one? >> i think marine one. a little more special, a smaller group. pretty exciting. >> coffee? >> lots. question was embarrassing moment so far? >> when they had a bring your child to work day. i brought my middle son who is for now. and got into the oval and expensive present he is going to want take a picture with all the kids. i am in there walking him through, you gonna go out, take a picture, come back in. i look up and see the bushes in the rose garden violently shaking. then i see little blonde head pop up and i see my son's face
>> in the aftermath of these terrible storms the american people have done what we do best. we came together, we help one another, and through it all we remained resilient.the president joining via video message on the stage raising funds for hurricane relief. united, for a night at least. yet just on thursday into separate speeches both former presidents bush and obama made
remorse against the current white house. >> discontent deepened and sharpened partisan conflicts, bigotry seems emboldened. politics seem more vulnerable to conspiracy theories. and outright fabrication. >> do you want politics of division and destruction? or do you believe in a better kind of politics? one where we were together to listen to each other and move this country forward? >> we are back now with the panel, julie, the white house didn't take the bait. watch this. [video] >> is less than president trump spoke to president bush? >> and not tricolsan this book but our understanding of the comments were not directed towards the president. >> julie, i thought that was skillful and smart. what did you think?
>> i thought it was very smart. generally you try to avoid, even someone like trump like before, can handle any issue. try to avoid the former occupants of the oval office. there is such a small group of people that know what the job is like. i do think it was remarkable that both bush and obama and the separate remarks came out and said fairly similar things expressing concerns about division in the country. president bush is so careful about weighing into politics for almost a decade now and obama has chosen his stock pretty carefully. because every theory that if the president had given the same speech, the media would have said it was against president obama for leaving iraq too soon, not having america be the front leader in the world for buy in america by this time the media tried to drive a wedge between the president and the former presidents. >> i do think president bush's remarks are more general than say, president obama's which were in the midst of a campaign
for virginia governor. striking me to the degree that they overlap the messages. i think it feeds into president trump's critique of the two parties. >> a look like an attack even though president bush's word and president obama were in different places. they say that -- he was gone for republican unity. how is that going? >> it's pretty hard to rectify those two but we have to be very careful. let's attack people on policy but let's not claim that the democratic camp with the division and based on identity. it really does scare me but if we turn afire internally is the fastest way to become the party. >> i think maybe his suggestion to do the video if it couldn't be there, to make all of that and one showed a lot about them. and president trump is a big
decision for the right to release long secret government documents. this is what he treated. subject to -- the long classified jfk files to be open. are you excited about that? >> i think it's exciting. anybody that has lived there. his theories about american history, given what president bush said about the politics these days being so open to conspiracy theory fabrication. wouldn't be something if ted cruz is dead really -- >> everything is supposed to be released by thursday, the final papers. you have about 3000 files still there. in their other papers that have things redacted. maybe they will be fully released now. and there is some resistance on the part of mike pompeo the cia director. apparently these papers involve negativity of the cia agents
who are looking at lee harvey oswald in mexico city has ties to the cubans, russia and the likes. and it could be that you have some sources, methods of operations revealed even with some negligence by cia officials. but in terms of real revelation about brian lee harvey oswald acted and why this happen it doesn't seem to be there. >> you want to see this release? >> i think it's interesting. but president trump in 2000 said his base were readers of the national enquirer. this is the perfect move for his base because they will love this. >> this is never a bad thing. jason -- >> open his transparency. >> that is it for today. i will see you tomorrow for the daily briefing into each on fox news channel. chris is back next week. have a great week and we will see you next "fox news sunday".
>> welcome to the journal editorial report, i am paul gigot. a big step forward for the republican tax forms effort as they passed the blueprint there is lonot the paisley for $1.5 trillion in tax cuts and democrats from filibustering a final deal. so can the gop deliver on that deal before years end? let's as wall street journal deputy editor dan henninger, columnist ken stossel, editorial page writer kate bachelder odell and columnist bill mcgurn. dan, let's