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>> well, y'all, it's almost mother's day. if you want to pick up a copy of my book. it's called "the light within me" and i'll be in the charleston area at 7:00 p.m. tonight. hope to see you there! >> happy mother's day weekend to everybody out there. fox news alert. president trump back doing what he does best front and center selling his policies in a primetime campaign stop. battleground state of indiana, that will be very important come november. and rolling out a message that is clear from the white house. and that message is america is back. i was working for my colleague martha last night and we got to see that. that crowd was pumped up. >> can he pump up a crowd? >> he was doing that. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to friday. >> julie: you don't seem happy about it at all! i'm julie banderas in for sandra smith headed across the pond.
president basquing in the cheers of his supporter as he stumped for republicans in the hoosier state ahead of the midterms but the president talking up his track record after a big week of diplomatic achievements. >> this is a great time for our country. lot of things happening. every day, we are unlocking new opportunities for prosperity and for peace. all of these changes are happening because america is being respected again. and together, we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. >> julie: our white house correspondent is live north lawn for us this morning. what are the next steps for the president and his administration ahead of this much anticipated planned summit?
>> can i just say? quite the rally last night. if you got a chance to watch that, you couldn't help but be energized whether you're pro or con the president, it was quite something to see the crowd's reaction. but as you point out, there's quite a bit to do still, julie. not just logistically and diplomatically but keep in mind the security cooperation that's required to pull off an event such as this one. the president making the announcement on twitter yesterday. take you back to his favorite platform on social media. the highly anticipated meeting between kim jong un and myself will take place in singapore june 12th. we will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace. a sentiment echoed, as you can well imagine, by the president last night at that raucous standing room only rally in elkhart, indiana. >> hopefully for all of us, hopefully something very good is going to happen and they understand it's very important to them. it's important for everybody so
japan, south korea, china. everybody, i think, it's going to be a very big success. but my attitude is -- and if it isn't, it isn't. ok. >> coming hours after the three captains were finally returned home but amid the celebration over that, plenty of caution from experts about what true deliverables should look like. >> what we need to get is a plan where we can see like the iran agreement to step by step and we can watch them dismantle what they have. it's not going to be a one meeting thing. >> former defense secretary ash carter there who was quick to credit the administration for opening the dialogue and conversation with the north. julie? >> julie: what can you tell us, kevin, about reports that the homeland security secretary almost quit the administration after being berated by president
trump? >> i'll just make it simple for everybody to understand. he's a tough guy. he can be very difficult on his team members. everyone knew that coming into the job. but white house officials quite frankly, julie, tell me any suggestion that secretary nielsen was somehow going to go running, you know, tail tucked and quit after being dressed down by the president is simply ludicrous. and frankly, it's insulting. these things happen. a lot of emotion in meetings. you know how that can happen regardless of your industry. and now that run-in apparently which took place during a cabinet meeting, ok, the president came down pretty hard on nielsen about the number of illegal border crossings but at no time did she as "the new york times" has suggested get close to quitting your job. let me take you to the spokesman of d.h.s. saying, the article saying that she drafted a resignation letter and close to resigning is false. the secretary is hard at work on the president's security focused
agenda and supporting the men and women of d.h. s., and the statement from nielsen herself reads this way. the president is rightly frustrated that existing loopholes and the lack of congressional action have prevented this administration from fully securing the border and protecting the american people. she goes on to say -- i share his frustration. border security is the most basic and necessary responsibility of a sovereign nation. she also added that it was very complex issues as well. but this is all part and parcel to what happened sometimes at the very highest levels. i can also tell you this, we have a briefing at 2:30 and the president busy talking automakers and reducing drug prices. a full day here, julie. for now, back to you. >> julie: all right, kevin corke, thank you so much. >> bill: another big moment was president trump's target about the iran deal and president obama. he was touting a stark contrast from his predecessor and he made this remark about this. >> president obama paid $1.8
billion for hostages. last night, you saw it and again, it's leading to some very big things. those hostages came out with respect. we didn't pay for them. we're going to set the table. we're going to make a great deal for the world for north korea, for south korea, for japan, for china. >> bill: political correspondent "washington examiner" and how are you doing? the boo-birds were out there last night. what about the hostage take here with north korea? >> i think what you saw with the president, this was kind of a campaign style speech is he's been doing lately but he clearly feels he is on a roll recently with the release of those three hostages which he compared very unfavorably to barack obama's
$1.7 million payment for hostages. trump is essentially saying i got hostages and i got a bargain, too. plus the getting out of the iran nuclear deal. the u.s. embassy in israel moves to open in jerusalem next week. so he clearly feels he is on a roll. and wants to get that out in front of his supporters. >> bill: politically, think about this now, approval ratings, headlines. you can see it across the cable news spectrum in varying degrees of approach, let's say, to the various stories that are on the table. also, politically, this is a part of the country that barack obama worked to great success in 2008 and 2009 and flipping yet back again. how do you gauge this political meter today for the west wing of the white house? >> well, the president is very fond of indiana. it is where he wrapped up the republican nomination. he loves to talk about winning the support of bobby knight, the legendary basketball coach.
vice president is from indiana. so president trump likes to go to indiana and talk about indiana. but if you look at his approval ratings, as you suggested, the president is receiving relentlessly negative coverage and a lot of the news media about stormy daniels, about michael cohen and about the russia investigation and yet, his approval ratings have actually been inching up. this morning, his job approval rating in the real clear politics average of polls is 43.3% which is not high. but it's high for trump because you have to remember, the president's approval rating in that average has never, ever been higher than 46% which is right at the beginning of his presidency. >> bill: yeah, that despite the network as some may be calling it very soon. last point here, you started by calling this a campaign victory lap. is that how you see this? when you gauged the headlines this week? >> absolutely.
the president, first of all, is very happy with what he's accomplished in the past few days and even some of his critics are acknowledging that. but it's also clearly a campaign. he talked about the 2020 campaign, he talked about his 2020 campaign slogan "keep america great." says he couldn't very well use "make america great again" after he's already done that. it was kind of a 2020 oriented speech as well as campaigning for mike brown, the senate candidate and others in these upcoming midterms. >> bill: good deal. thank you, have a great weekend. speaking of those midterms, a democrat from indiana who is a senator that a lot of republicans think they can knock off come november. we shall see as she goes down in the hoosier state. >> julie: sleeping joe. as he was talking about. >> bill: apparently. the nickname. >> julie: all right. new reaction now from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu defending his country's counterstrike against iranian forces in syria.
meanwhile, thousands of people gathering to protest the u.s. in tehran over president trump's decision to withdraw from the iran nuclear deal. we have david lee miller on the ground live from the israel-gauisrael-gaza border this morning where protests are also expected today. hey, david oochlt for the seventh week in a row now, demonstrators have amassed along the border. the situation very tense and appears to be escalating. you can take a look over my shoulder off in the distance, you can see that thick black billowy smoke. the demonstrators, palestinians are burning tires and trying to conceal themselves from the israeli troops some of whom are snipers. what they want to do try to do is reach the border fence and make their way into israel. this is a deadly game, potentially deadly game of cat and mouse. since these demonstrations got under way around two months ago, 52 palestinians have been killed. more than 2,000 have been wounded by live fire. israel has warned the demonstrators not to breach the border fence. repeatedly, those warnings have
been ignored. some of the demonstrators have used firebombs and other homemade incendiary devices in the past few minutes, we witnessed a number of kites that had incendiary devices attached to them. the palestinians fly these kites across the border in the hope they'll set fire to the israeli agriculture field and that's happened repeatedly here causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. next week when the u.s. embassy makes its move to jerusalem, hamas which controls gaza is hoping that there will be hundreds of thousands who will protest here, at least 100,000. the israeli military gearing up to contain what could be a massive crowd. thousands of people attempting to infiltrate the border. now, let's go 200 miles north from here to the israeli border with syria. on thursday, iranian forces in syria fired some 20 rockets into israel. israel retaliated. the defense minister, israel's
defense minister, said much of iran's military infrastructure in syria was destroyed. the defense minister is urging syria's president bashar el-assad not to allow iranians to have a military presence in his country. he's calling the claims "fabricated and baseless." the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says iran crossed a red line and israel reacted accordingly. let's come back live here now and you can see, as i said at the outset, the situation here has escalated. off in the distance, over my shoulder, a number of the palestinians have in the past few minutes actually approached the border fence. we have heard what sounded like live ammunition being fired. i am now told that as many as 36 palestinians have been wounded. 15 of them by live fire. four of them critically. this is usually the pattern we see. things start off relatively quiet but as the afternoon progresses and more
demonstrators arrive, we see more clashes between the demonstrators and israeli troops. early next week when the u.s. embassy moves to jerusalem, we expect more demonstrations. >> julie: all right, david lee miller, excellent reporting. thank you. >> bill: lot doing over there. there's been a major win chalked up against isis. five top leaders of the terror group have now been captured. how u.s. and iraqi forces pulled that off. plus there is this coming up. check it out. >> start to question whether lady justice has a blindfold on or not. you know, when certain things get leaked, you see documents show up in the hands of certain individuals that create a different narrative than, perhaps, what may even be factual, it's troubling! >> julie: republican leaders calling for transparency in the mueller investigation. will the justice department comply with their questions? and requests. congressman daryl issa will be joining us live. >> bill: hoping to mobilize the base to come out for victory in
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as attorney general sessions has said? but it's time that we get some real answers and the time for talk is over. >> bill: so there's the republican from north carolina calling for accountability in the intel world. get this, leading republicans meeting with justice department officials. there to talk about some of the documents and the subpoena. what are they looking for? the congressman is on the house judiciary committee. welcome back to our program from washington today. why don't you go ahead and try to answer that question? what's gowdy and nunez on to do you suspect? >> what we're clearly on to is information saying that the department of justice has once again exceeded the authority including all the way back to when the patriot act was put in place, many of us on the more libertarian side were concerned there was potential abuses. each time we've done reauthorization, each time we've looked at the record, we found that the department of justice under republican and democratic administrations has failed to
live up to the letter and the spirit of the law. in this case, it appears as once again if you're doing is going before a judge and telling him and showing him just what you need to do to get what you want, not the complete truth in a way in which a judge might say i'm not going to give it to you. and you're seeing this with judge ellis. >> bill: i'm trying to read between the lines here. "the washington post" reported this week that a sensitive long time intelligence source for the c.i.a. and the f.b.i. helped robert mueller's special counsel investigation. kimberly strosler writes this today, "about that f.b.i. source" she writes, and the suggestion in the article is there may have been a plan inside the trump team. that's the suggestion we are hearing. have you heard that? >> well, i've read both those articles, and you know "the post" is playing to the left with unnamed sources.
"the wall street journal" is recognizing that this source is not much of a secret. and that it's, again, a political effort by the department of justice to say, oh, my godness, look what they're about to do. the fact is that each of us as members of congress have clearances. they have no record of nunes or any of the other members unlawfully breaching our clearances. so when they pretend they can't show us something and bill, i'll tell you the history and it's humorous but it's not humorous. the highest level of classification most people think is top secret. but it actually isn't. it's unclassified but embarrassing. eric holder in fast and furious, some of that documentation still not given to us. the fact is embarrassing is not what they want. the next level is illegal. in this case, the material that devin nunes is looking for will embarrass, no question at all, the department of just and --
justice and the f.b.i. is likely to demonstrate misconduct if not breaking of the law. >> bill: darrell issa, thank you for your time today. good to have you back on the program. >> julie: president trump set to make history with the u.s. embassy in israel moves from tel aviv to jerusalem. why the white house says they believe this move will help bring peace to the area. plus a local cop turned hero. how this officer's quick thinking helped save the life of a baby boy. next. your brain changes as you get older. but prevagen helps your brain with an ingredient originally discovered... in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
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unresponsive infant for several minutes before realizing it was doing no good. he takes the baby, drives off to the nearby hospital with the infant's mother following close behind. we are happy to say that thanks to his quick action, the boy will make a full recovery. nicks calling that ordeal the most emotional day of his career. >> julie: to have that mother hovering over him, the pressure of a mother concerned for her child. we should know c.p.r. so critical. takes a second. >> bill: you're right about that. for the mother, having that officer and those skills. >> julie: she will praise him every day for the rest of her life. >> bill: good story. >> julie: sure is. >> we finally acknowledge the obvious, that jerusalem is israel's capital. this is nothing more or less than a recognition of reality. >> julie: president trump set to fulfill another big campaign
promise there. making good on a decades long pledge with next week's opening of the new u.s. embassy in jerusalem. but the relocation is causing quite a stir. doug joins us live from washington this morning. this will cap off what has arguably been one of the most successful weeks of the trump presidency to date. >> julie, certainly a case to be made for that especially those who are not obsessed with stormy daniels. there's the hostage release and the upcoming meeting with kim jong un and unemployment at a two decade low. now comes the embassy week, a week after trump backed out of what he called the flawed iran deal. he portrays this as a series of victories. >> next week after the promises of many administrations and presidents and then they never did it. they campaigned, they promised, they never did it! next week, we will finally open
the american embassy in jerusalem! >> the stakes are extremely high. and the move fraught with peril with iran already bitter over the u.s. pullout of the jcpoa. the rocket attacks from syria on the golan heights this week and israel's retailation for them is a sign of the hair trigger conditions right now. to that point, saudi arabia has announced that if iran proceeds with its nuclear weapons development, saudi arabia will embark on its own nuke program, potential nuclear escalation in the world's hottest spot. julie? >> julie: and those attacks raising questions as well, doug, about the safety of the u.s. delegation attending the embassy's opening. is the president attending? >> he will not be. state department spokeswoman heather noward announced who will be going. >> we are pleased that our deputy secretary of state john sullivan will be leading the delegation. jared and ivanka trump are
joining there as well. we're very proud and pleased at president trump's accomplishment in doing this. it's something he promised and now something that he is fulfilling. >> in advance of the ceremony, israel's defense minister is urging syrian president bashar el-assad to force iranian soldiers out of syria. their presence will only cause "problems and damages". and julie, you know that the israeli defense forces will be on high alert for the embassy ceremony. >> julie: oh, i bet. all right, doug, thank you. >> bill: we certainly here at fox news have you covered on that. on monday, make sure you tune in for the historic opening. harris faulkner will be live in jerusalem for the big day. very significant day as well. lots of angles to cover coming up monday with harris and the rest of the channel. >> julie: for sure. first came the lava and growing fears that hawaii's volcano could see a massive explosion. first in a century. >> bill: think that first pitch is an easy one? check it out, folks. watch. yeah.
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up is going to come down. so all the tourist who's are taking photos in the vicinity of the volcano might want to think about backing off a bit. if this thing happens, no one is going to want to be close. here's janet babb of the u.s. geological survey. listen here. >> based on the models that we have of the situation, it's definitely possible. of course, in mother nature, we can't say that 100% is certain. we know it's a possibility. air on the side of caution to be prepared for this. >> no one, of course, as another scientist said, wants to be underneath of anything that's 10 tons and gets shot out of a volcano at more than 100 miles per hour. we've all been watching the lava flow. this would be a slightly different eruption than what we usually think of. trapped steam from the groundwater being released rather like a pressure cooker as the lava lake drains, it will drop to about 1,000 feet as of
thursday morning, if it drops another 1,000, it will go below the water table. that, bill, is what would likely spark the eruption. it happened in 1924. sent rocks some five miles into the air. so you won't be surprised to hear that the national park around the volcano has been shut down as of last night indefinitely. if this happens and as i say, scientists say it could happen within a week. it is going to be spectacular if it does, bill, it will also be spectacularly dangerous. >> bill: indeed. thank you, jonathan hunt on that story from l.a. thank you, sir. >> julie: president trump pumping up the base with a campaign style rally in the battleground state of indiana. boy, did he pump up the crowds. the president taking aim at incumbent democrat senator joe donnelly as republicans look to flip the seat. >> all of the great momentum
that we're having as a country on jobs, on safety, on security, on our military, it's all at stake in november. democrats like sleeping joe say one thing when they're in elkhart and then they go to washington and vote for the radical liberal agenda. you can send a really incredible swamp person back to the senate like joe donnelly or you can send us republicans like mike braun to drain the swamp. >> julie: juan williams is a fox news analyst and co-host of "the five" and steve hilton is co-host of the next revolution. you were there with bill when
you were watching this thing. it was pretty exciting. this race. obviously, expected to be one of the nation's most competitive senate races. how hard is it going to be for the g.o.p. to flip this seat in indiana from blue to red? >> oh, no, really, i think of indiana as a red state, julie, and it's a state that president trump won handily. the key here was that the opposition to joe donnelly last time really was ameshed in scandal. and now you've got mike braun who last night, you know, said he's in the mold of president trump. he's a businessman and he ran as a trump candidate so they have a shot here. joe donnelly is obviously the incumbent. incumbents have something of an advantage. but you're going to see something similar play out in states that the president won handily. west virginia, missouri, west virginia and that's why last night was a kickoff for the
midterms. >> julie: or the 2020 campaign. >> good point. >> julie: when the president tries to fire up a crowd, boy can he fire up a crowd? what did you think of his message when he said if democrats get control of congress, democrats would raise taxes, destroy your jobs and knock the hell out of your border. >> he's very good at this. he's got an instinct for it. and i've run a lot of election campaigns in my life and frankly, that's exactly the message that i would recommend because what tends to happen in elections is that however good a job you're doing, if you're in office, voters don't really reward you for the things you've done. it's much more important to tell them about what you're going to do in the future. and often, much more powerfully what your opponents could do to hurt them. and therefore, that message that if you put nancy pelosi and the democrats in charge, they'll raise your taxes with the tax bill that is coming through day by day for more and more people. that's going to go into reverse. all of those messages, i think, are actually going to be really motivating and remember, we're
very early on in this election. i think right now, it's very dangerous to make any predictions. but that message is certainly the right one and i think the rest of the party should listen to that and go along with that as they start to gear up. >> julie: yeah, juan, the president came off a really good week this week that helped energize that crowd and also repeatedly hit on sleepy joe donnelly, his nickname for indiana's democratic senator joe donnelly. see, it gets a reaction from you, too. i guess that's why he uses it. he knows it works. at least it gets a reaction. he faces republican businessman mike braun, of course. he railed sleeping joe for opposing his signature tax cuts and his attempt to end the affordable care act and criticized him for supporting the iran nuclear deal forged by president obama and then withdrawn by president trump this week. how will this sit with undecided voters? especially after the week the president just had? >> i think the key here is the tax plan. i mean, remember, he went to elkhart, indiana and bill hemmer pointed out to me last night
that barack obama went to elkhart, indiana for the same reason. to talk about economic issues so the heart of that right now is getting the president as well as other republicans to stay on message. i think steve will appreciate that as a former campaign manager. and the question is will the president have that message. the difficulty is in recent races, the tax cut has not proven to move the needle, so to speak for republicans. last night what you heard the president do is use a recent statement by nancy pelosi, the minority leader for the democrats in the house, that said she would try to undo that tax cut. now, the criticism of the tax cut has to do with raising deficits. it's really benefited the rich and the corporations more than the working man. but he said, oh, no, she's going to raise your taxes. that's a big key for exactly how republicans will approach this issue. >> julie: many americans are enjoying those tax cuts so that's certainly a soft spot to hit. and one that will be effective.
juan williams, steve hilton, thank you both. and have a great trip to london, steve. >> thank you. >> take care. >> bill: something going on over there? i'm kidding. ceremonial first pitch not going quite as planned. the co-host of "american ninja warrior" had the honors on the mound. this is what he did. he nearly hit the cameraman. this is not easy stuff. watch it again. it never gets old. >> julie: how does he manage that? it looks like i pitched that ball. >> bill: here's the deal. you have to understand one more time, third time is a charm is the mound is 60 feet from the plate but the mound is 10 inches higher than home plate is. you're literally throwing the baseball down. and if you don't practice it, you're going to screw it up. >> julie: if the mascot wasn't a big enough target, i think i could have probably hit the mascot. >> bill: president trump making a case for a better deal with iran. can he get that angry protest unfolding in iran? this is a fox news alert. in a moment, what's happening overseas and back here at home,
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deal struck between the obama team and tehran. that decision sparking protests in tehran this week. congressman lee zeldin, member of the house foreign affairs committee with me now. good morning to you. nice to see you back in the studio here. how do you get a better deal from iran? what's their incentive? >> iran wants to keep the sanctions relief and there's reasonable demands on the part of president obama that follow through with president trump actually willing to make the demand and say the sunset provision isn't a red line that you can cross. where president obama was talking about it wouldn't be built on trust but built on verification but then afreed to a verification regime that had flaws in it. president trump is saying we need to strengthen the verification regime. but the demands are reasonable. on top of that is that we are -- we do need to deal with iran's nefarious bad, illegal terrorist activities. and european allies that want to keep the sanctions relief. that they want to keep -- >> bill: they got a lot of
business going on there in iran. democrats take the other side of this. nancy pelosi, case in point here. this is what she said just this week. >> president trump's dangerous action leaves american isolated in regard to iran. it erodes our international credibility during a critical moment with north korea. and it recklessly puts the catastrophic threat of a nuclear armed iran back on the table. >> bill: this is the argument now. you're making the case you don't have access to the military sites. i get that. how can you have a verifiable deal if you don't have complete transparency all over the country? it's a big ask, ok. now with no deal, the inspectors come out, you have no coverage there. how much does that concern you? >> well, we agreed to not allowing our inspectors there. no united states inspectors so the iaea has this responsibility. and what we have learned, even though those secret side deals with the verification agreement was made between the iaea and
iran hasn't been provided to congress. we haven't read it. the american public hasn't read it. but some of it has been reported that iran collects some of their own soil samples and inspects some of their own nuclear sites. so there are some serious flaws in the verification regime. and that's just part of it. the fact that the sunset provision a few years from now that iran has allowed to break out and in the meantime, continue to work on some of their advanced centrifuges and meanwhile, what we're seeing as a result of the nuclear deal is they continue to work to finance terror, to support assad in syria and hezbollah, to build the land bridge across the middle east towards the mediterranean. all of these other illegal test firing intercontinental ballistic missiles put the rhetoric aside. >> bill: there's a lot going on. her point about north korea, are you sending the right signal to kim jong un? >> absolutely. it shows you we're serious and not going to agree to a bad deal and not going to get plated at the negotiating table. if you become the president of the united states and leader of the free world, and you are the president of the greatest country in the entire world, and
when you sit down at that table with north korea and sit down at that table with iran, best starting hand in poker is pocket aces. iran, they inherit the worst hand. the two seven offsuit. north korea, same thing. negotiating strategy for some reason instead of being equals with iran, we actually switched hands. that's what president obama did. we'll play the two seven and you play the pocket aces. what president trump is showing is we are the united states of america. we're the leader of the free world. we are a strong nation with the most powerful military in the world. we want peace. we want a fair deal. we're not going to get played at the negotiating table and it sends a message to the north koreans don't try to roll us like iran did. >> bill: you're making the case about two major issues that need to find a resolution do. you think over the next two years you can accomplish that? >> we might see it over the course of the next two months as it relates to north korea. now, we're skeptical because this is north koreans and there's generations of history.
>> bill: this could just be the first of many meetings. it may take not months but years in order to get a deal. >> no doubt. we may see some huge progress over the course of the next couple of months, you know, with john bolton as national security advisor and mike pompeo at the state department, we're seeing great people around president trump giving him excellent advice. and i think that we are not going to get played. they won't allowed the president to get played. the president won't allow himself to get played. i think if this summit takes place on june 12th, it's going to be one that up front is one that's demonstrating progress. we saw it this week with our freed americans. >> bill: thank you for coming in. we hope you're right, ok? you're a card player. did not know that. thanks, lee zeldin, republican from new york. what's coming up next? >> julie: the health care industry on edge as president trump prepares to unveil his sweeping strategy for tackling the rising costs of prescription drugs. we'll have the details straight ahead. so, what's new? we just switched to geico and got more. more?
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>> bill: that's exactly what he is doing today. he will be rolling out the single most comprehensive approach to making prescription drugs affordable of any president in the history of the united states. dozens of initiatives, smart, targeted, efficient but still respecting innovation, still ensuring patients in america have access to the best therapies. >> julie: that was secretary of health and human services saying that in just a few hours, the president will be delivering on another promise to the american people. he will lay out his plan to tackle rising prescription drug costs. joining me now is fox news medical correspondent dr. mark siegel. thank you very much. this president wanted to make health care more affordable. he got pushed back obviously in
washington to do so. his next half now is prescription drugs that we're paying way too much for. >> multifacetted approach. number one on the list is letting generics get approved that causes to drive down prices. he's going to encourage and incentivize that. and basically able to get a generic approved a lot more easily and don't have to compete against and redo the research much that's number one. >> julie: i can't understand why you wouldn't be able to get a generic drug. when you go to get a prescription, you want to get the generic because you're going to be spending less. >> because the brand new manufacturer says you have to redo our research. the government will say you don't have to redo the research but show it's a similar chemical. that's all. that will lead to lower costs. number two is part d. now, seniors, you pointed out before we came on here. why should seniors get that drug benefit from part d and have to pay top dollar? they shouldn't. because guess who administrators part d, private companies. guess what? let them compete.
let them compete for lower prices. so seniors get to choose. incentivize it by giving more rebates to seniors. so seniors will pay less for the prescription drug. that's the second thing. and the third is list prices and this is huge and the secretary was talking about this this morning. list prices mean. this the drug company says here's what you have to pay and it's an overinflated price so everyone comes in and they game the system. middle level manager and pharmacy benefit manager, express scripts, some other manager says we'll take our cut, you take your cut. and the patient gets blown over with this. they don't get the benefit that they should and the cost of health care goes way up. >> julie: whenever you go to spend or buy, i always believe everything is negotiable and our prescription drugs should be as well. and why is it that people in germany are paying less for their prescription drugs than we are here in america? we should be entitled to the same benefits. >> that's exactly the reason i just said it because list prices are so high. so germany comes and says to
pfizer, hey, we'll buy that lipitor and viagra and this is what we're going to pay. there are millions of people that are going to get it. we don't negotiate prices. the government will give rebates and incentives to pharmaceutical companies to lower their list prices. and that's really important at a time of big technology. >> julie: all right, great. dr. mark siegel great to see you this morning. happy friday. >> bill: president trump announcing details on an upcoming summit with kim jong un. what is to be expected when these two men meet. a live report on those details breaking now coming up next. >> vo: these neighbors are starting right. miracle-gro guarantees results with rich potting mix and essential plant food for three times the blooms. success is sweet. miracle-gro. three times the beauty. one powerful guarantee.
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>> bill: 10:00 here in new york. that summit set, president trump announcing that he and kim jong un will meet face to face june 12th singapore. the president revealing the long awaited details only hours after three americans held captive in north korea returned home. that was a patriotic day yesterday.
look at that, red, white and blue in the middle of the night. wow. i'm bill hemmer live in new york. sandra has a couple of days off before the big wedding next week. how are you doing? >> julie: i'm very well on a friday. i'm julie banderas in for sandra smith. meeting would be the first ever summit between a u.s. president and north korean leader. the goal is the denuclearization of the korean peninsula and the president suggesting it is achievable. >> in singapore, i'll be meeting with kim jong un to pursue a future of peace and security for the world, for the whole world. >> julie: senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palcott is following all of us this from london this morning. what's this we're learning and hearing about the north limiting missile launches? >> they have some new interesting developments, julie. more good will gestures apparently from north korea in their run up to this summit now announced for june 12th between
kim jong un and president trump. north korean officials reportedly telling u.n. civil aviation authority officials that they will no longer be conducting unannounced icbm or mid range missile tests because, in their words, there's no need. they already have finished their nuclear arsenal. now, this is important, julie, because with all the talk of denuclearization, we've heard less talk about limiting the means of getting those weapons to the targets like the united states. we're talking about missiles. meanwhile, there are more indications that north korea might be moving to close down its one known nuclear testing site. according to satellite photography and some experts, there have been six structures removed from that site just in the past two weeks. remember, north korea promising to dismantle that site and show it to international inspectors and even journalists. but of course, there's another report in the past day, julie, that says that this site is too damaged to be used again. always a double-edged sword.
>> julie: oh, yes. what is happening with the free detainees and plans for the summit? >> super news. super news about the freed detainees, julie. they remain in walter reed medical center getting their checkups. reports we're getting is they are in good spirits. they're coping well. and we're learning thektd -- they could be reunited with their families today. we may get a glimpse of that. the nuts and bolts planning for this summit set in singapore in one month's time goes on. i was on the phone talking to folks in singapore trying to nail exact location within that country, city, state, no location yet. in hindsight, it's a good choice according to analysts. secure, well situated, well linked. many summits and other conferences have been held there. finally, one of my close sources with these talks preparatory talks say that the summit might last longer than 24 hours. but generally, we're thinking it's going to be a one day
wonder with a big, big announcement at the end. of course, positive words and then the actions come back to that. back to you, julie. >> julie: all right, greg palcott, thank you so much. bill? >> bill: thank you, julie. another alert right now, it's been a long bitter battle leading republicans now in the house, nunes and gowdy meeting with senior intel officials. they're looking for and looking at classified documents that may be connected to the mueller matter. reaction from darrell issa right here on "america's newsroom." >> in this case, the material that devin nunes is looking for will embarrass, no question at all the department of justice and the f.b.i. is likely to represent at least misconduct if not breaking of the law. >> bill: catherine herridge with us live in d.c. good morning to you. we're trying to read between the lines here. tell us more about this meeting and we may have learned. >> thank you and good morning. the chairman. house intelligence and government oversight committees met with the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein as well
as f.b.i. and intelligence officials, the meeting was brokered after the congressman wanted records for the 2016 election. a source familiar with the matter said the classified records that relate to an individual intelligence source are significant to the surveillance of this investigation as the so-called trump dossier used by the f.b.i. and justice department to secure a warrant for the aide carter paige. opposition research funded by the d.n.c. and clinton campaign. house speaker is backing this records request. >> i think this request is wholly appropriate. it's completely within the scope of the investigation that's been ongoing for a while with respect to fisa and this is something that probably should have been answered a while ago. >> the chairman issued a statement late yesterday saying the dialogue will continue next week. and the justice department
spokeswoman said they welcome the opportunity to work on a resolution and accommodate the request, bill? >> bill: some old senate testimony, too, is getting a second look, what about that? >> that's right, bill. head of fusion g.p. s., glenn simpson, the firm that was paid by clinton campaign and d.n.c. for the trump dossier testified before the senate judiciary committee behind closed doors. and in january of this year, the committee's ranking democrat senator dianne feinstein made these transcripts public. a source close to the matter tells fox news there is renewed interest in simpson's testimony. simpson was asked about his contacts with former british spy christopher steel who did the underlying research for the trump dossier. simpson told senate investigators "essentially, what steel told me is that they, the f.b.i., had other intelligence about this matter from the internal trump campaign source and that they, my understanding was that they, the f.b.i. believed chris at this point and they believe chris' information might be credible. fox news is reaching out to glenn simpson for additional
comment on that testimony, bill. >> bill: thank you for that. lowdown in d.c. thanks. julie has more. >> julie: for more on this, a columnist for "the wall street journal" and fox news contributor. bill, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> julie: some stunning information coming out of this. what's your thoughts? >> look, it's easy to get lost in the minutia of this. but basically, there are two broad questions. the two broad sets of questions. first is what did the f.b.i. know and when did they know it? >> julie: right. >> what launched this investigation? that's part of congress' request to the justice and the f.b.i. and the second is did they have someone as mr. simpson intimated, did they have someone in the trump campaign spying on them or a source within the trump campaign? and that's what we've been -- look, the end goal for congress is to find out what happened in 2016, what did the russians do. and what did our own law enforcement and intelligence agencies do? >> julie: the greatest concern that you have when you read this, first of all, did the
f.b.i. and the justice department hide something. it seems they hid something. >> right. >> julie: if they didn't want to hide -- they had nothing to hide, you don't hide something. that's basically 101. >> congress will get the information because they can impeach, they can find someone in contempt. they have a lot of tools. and they're clearly willing to use it because mr. ryan, you see is back. that means the conference is unified. they're going to get this. that's important in this case, one of the questions is the behavior, again, of justice and the f.b.i. and the broader intel community. so they're not exactly disinterested partners, you know, they keep -- they also keep screaming that if we disclose any of this information to congress, we're going to harm national security. usually, what it does is harm their own reputation. >> julie: they're afraid of harming international relations. haven't they actually done more harm than good by hiding? i always say to my children, "lying is not the way." >> look at this case, they were saying we can't -- they sent a
letter back to chairman nunes and said we can't give you this information because it would identify a source, it would threaten lives, it would jeopardize our partnerships with other countries and imperil national security. well, "the washington post" story on this carried a lot of details. this is an american that they're looking at. they gave out more information than you would get otherwise. so they're playing a double game here. and that's part of the reasoning for this stiffening spine in congress. they feel that they've been gamed by justice and the f.b.i. >> julie: i think we all kind of saw this coming. there was a subpoena and they did not comply. there's a reason that you don't comply. >> subpoena took months -- not in this case. in this particular one. but they had requested stuff for months. and it was ignored. >> julie: i want to read part of strosell's op ed, this is key. stated reasons for not complying with the nunes subpoena was its worry, to do so might damage
international relationships. we talked about this. this suggests the source may be overseas and have ties to foreign intelligence or both. that's notable given the highly suspicious role foreigners have played in this escapade. i mean, what happens next? >> well, what happens next, congress is going to see this but what they're trying to do, they're groping in the dark for pieces to a puzzle. and they've got some of the pieces but there's some key ones missing and when you find one thing, it leads to another. and there's still a huge backlog of documents that they're trying to seek from justice and the f.b.i. which have not been cooperative. i mean, "the wall street journal" has, of course, been very clear saying donald trump could fix this in instance. he has the power to declassify and we believe he should stop this nonsense and order this stuff declassified. >> julie: sure, house speaker paul ryan pointed out the chairman devin nunes, it was wholly appropriate and completely in the source of the long running f.b.i. investigation and something that
probably should have been answered a while ago. are heads going to roll? >> we'll see. it depends on whether they continue to be intransient. an individual congressman can't say i need to see this. mr. rosenstein said that we can't just let congress go rummaging through our files. i can't just demand this. when congress is acting as a body to appropriate committees, it is a separate and co-equal branch of government. congress created the justice department and funds it and could abolish it. so this idea that the unelected parts of government are not accountable to the elected part is just mind boggling. >> julie: accuses the house of extortion. >> extortion. and rummaging through -- they're actually making very specific requests. >> julie: all right, bill, thank you. >> thank you. >> julie: good to see you, as always. >> bill: check it out. president trump trying to get the border wall built. what's the holdup? we'll talk to the candidate on the front lines here. >> julie: president trump with a raucous rally after picking up
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country. lot of things happening every day. we are unlocking new opportunities for prosperity and for peace. all of these changes are happening because america is being respected again! >> bill: a little bit of the president last night in indiana talking about his accomplishments. big rally capping off a big week on the foreign policy and the domestic front for the white house. the author of a new book called "us vs. them, the failure of globalism" is doing quite well and the author is ian bremer. nice to see you and welcome back to our program here. i don't know, would you pick out an event from the past week that may advance the cause of this administration more than others? because my sense is in the west wing, they've had their backs against the wall on a lot of things for a lot of days for more than a year. but they strung together a series of things this week that
really plays to what this president is trying to accomplish. >> yeah, that's absolutely true. i mean, look, this administration does not care very much if allies aren't happy as long as they're getting wins and so from their perspective, across the board, this has been a very good week in foreign policy. from everyone's perspective, the one you'd pick out as the win is north korea. that's one where both democratic and republican presidents over the past decades have gotten absolutely nothing done and where the trump administration has been able to not only secure these three prisoners hostages in a very cinematic moment but also, suspension of icbm testing. trump said when he came in, do not have the ability to hit the lower 48 with a missile. right now, they're not advancing that program and they're also engaging in diplomacy with the chinese and the south koreans and very soon, as you know, in singapore with president trump himself. so the trajectory on that relationship has been significantly more positive under trump than other people and they deserve some credit for that. >> bill: back to the allies in a
moment here. "new york times" headline here put it on screen. america is respected again. trump says in elkhart, indiana, and go further inside that article reading "mr. trump appeared before an excited crowds to share his administration's track record." here you go. north korea had freed three american prisoners, america has withdrawn from the iran agreement and the american embassy would soon open in jerusalem. that comes on monday of next week. >> so the last two of those are seen as wins by the trump administration and supporters. they're enormously unpopular outside of the united states. in the case of the decision on jerusalem, only a few central american countries support the united states on that decision. and in the case of the pulling out of the iran deal, prime minister netanyahu in israel and the saudi crown prince as well as probably the u.a.e. though they haven't said very much support the u.s. everybody else opposed. the question is if you're sitting here at a poker table
and you've got the biggest stack of chips. almost doesn't matter if you have a good hand or bad hand, if you're pushing all in, you get everybody to fold an awful lot, right? you can win a lot of hands. and we're seeing trump do that on south korea trade deal. we see it on the brazil trade deal. may see it on nafta relatively soon. we saw it on north korea. it's even possible that on iran, you know, we destroy their economy with these sanctions, the europeans are going to be deeply unhappy. they can come back and say we need some help. >> bill: that's an excellent point and iran's economy is really suffering right now. >> it really is. >> bill: you're making the case that you now have to win the argument with your allies and if you do, you can claim success on a lot of this. >> see, i'm actually closer to secretary of state pompeo than i am trump on the iran decision. where pompeo didn't like the deal, but he really thought that there was movement of the europeans our allies with the united states to actually make it tougher against the iranians say if they start building nukes after 10 years, we're going to actually snap back with even
tougher sanctions. there was a process. pompeo wanted trump to take some time so that we could say we're listening to the french. we're listening to the germans. we're not just going to pull out of the deal by ourselves. we want our allies with us because the biggest negative from what's happened in the last week is that the french presidents who trump gets along with pretty well, and the german chancellor who trump doesn't really like, both came to the united states. and their top priority was do something with us on iran and trump told his allies drop dead and over time, if you want those allies to help you, not just be scared of you and not just power equals fear but want to work with us over the long time, this is making it harder. >> bill: let me mention, five terror suspects, terror leaders, i should say, in iraq were picked up on a joint operation between the u.s. and iraqi forces this past week. do not let that slide. your book, you make the case that people are reading it, how come? why are they engaged in this globalist dialogue now? >> look, i think that the united
states right now feels more divided than it has at any point certainly since i've been alive even though our economy is doing really well, even though we're saying we're putting the wins on the board. i think people are more concerned that the world feels dangerous at the same time the united states, the markets feel so good. and i think they're worried about that. so more people are interested and the things that you just asked me about, the iran deal, north korea. >> bill: change could do that, leave you a bit insecure. it comes back to whether or not you can win the arguments with your allies. thank you for being here. what's next? >> julie: new details revealed into the investigation of the death of four american soldiers ambushed by more than 100 isis fighters overseas. we're going to be learning now more about what has contributed to this attack.
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>> bill: white house official reportedly calling megan mccain to apologize after reportedly mocking her father's cancer diagnosis. sources telling fox news carrie saddler made light of the opposition to c.i.a. nominee gina haspel saying "it doesn't matter, he's dying anyway." the senator's wife cindy mccain later tweeting yesterday at kelly saddler, may i remind you my husband has a family, seven children and five grandchildren. so far, no response from senator mccain or directly from the white house on that. >> julie: the pentagon releasing a report on the investigation into the deaths of four american soldiers in an ambush in niger. men killed in a surprise attack overrun by about 100 isis fighters. >> all of our soldiers fought valiantly that day. and there were a series of
contributing factors to what occurred but none of those contributing factors are the direct cause of the enemy attack. the direct cause of the enemy attack is that the enemy achieved tactical surprise there. and our forces were outnumbered approximately 3-1. >> julie: lucas is standing by live at the pentagon for us. did the investigation find fault with any u.s. military leaders? >> no, it didn't, julie. the investigation blamed a lack of training and the special forces team's decision to go after an isis leader without proper authority. the head of u.s. forces in africa says changes have been made since the october ambush. >> we are now far more prudent in our missions, the missions that we actually accompany on, have some type of strategic value in terms of the enemy we're going against, do they have a strategic threat to the united states? and what this has done is it has allowed these teams, perhaps, to not do the tempo that they would like. >> the pentagon released this
video reconstructing the attack. the report blamed the special forces team leader for mischaracterizing the mission up the chain of command. the team leader claimed he was conducting a routine meeting when in fact he sent out to pursue a known leader. and now since the attack, armed drones are now flying over niger. julie? >> julie: so based on what the general said, lucas, it sounds like the u.s. military has scaled back operations in west africa. >> that's right, julie. in the wake of the october 4th attack, the head of u.s. special operations forces in africa has ordered his troops to plan missions that keep them from direct combat. of the roughly 800 u.s. troops in niger, they will mostly now remain on fortified command centers and advise local forces only. they must get approval for missions from their head quarters in germany. in addition to the four american soldiers killed, two others were wounded including the team leader. it took 36 hours to find the body of sergeant ladavid
johnson, the general who led the investigation said he was not left behind. >> the search for ladavid johnson never stopped. he ran 960 meters. he ran a long way from where he was last seen and he made his last stand where he fought to the end under a dense thorny tree. >> in a statement, senator marco rubio urged the pentagon to consider disciplinary actions, julie? >> julie: all right, thank you. >> bill: three americans freed from north korea. big news. and apparently, that news did not go over well with senator chuck schumer. what he said on a day of patriotism! red, white and blue out there. that's next. alright, i brought in new max protein ...to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. i'll take that. [cheers] 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. new ensure max protein. in two great flavors.
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of los angeles and if you check twitter and look up highland high school, there are a flurry of tweets by students basically saying there's a kid at highland with a gun. don't come to highland high school. unfortunately, it has come to this again to bring you this breaking news. of course, as soon as we get more information on this high school shooting, we'll bring it to you here on "america's newsroom." >> the democrats who are just obstructionists, that's all they can do, the democrats have had a lock on the hispanic vote. and they've had a lock on the african-american vote. no longer. no longer. >> bill: so president trump trying to make the case that democrats are trying to block his agenda even when they agree with him. the president calling out senate minority leader chuck schumer on twitter. here we go. senator, crying chuck schumer fought hard against the bad iran deal even going at it with
president obama and then voted against it. now he said he should not have terminated the deal. he doesn't really believe that. same with comey, he thought he was terrible until i fired him. senator schumer hitting back by tweeth the #thebest which is a reference to first lady melania's reference of on-line bullying that happened earlier in the week. former ted cruz pollster and former consultant with the obama team, good day to both of you. chris, what do you make of chuck schumer's position from two years ago being against it before he was -- before he was for it. >> well, you know, one of the best things about donald trump is he didn't adhere to the polite sanctions of the washington and not afraid to call out the hypocrisy of chuck schumer whenever they are taking position contrary to where they were a couple of years ago. he was against this deal and now he says he's for it. it makes for fun for the new york tabloids and the bigger picture probably didn't mean a
lot. chuck schumer is not going to get him back in the iran deal any more than they are not going to get him to stop spouting on this. >> bill: another thing to consider here is the reaction of three americans coming home at 3:00 in the morning. this is what he said on the senate floor yesterday about that. >> their release should not be exalted. it should be expected. it is no great accomplishment of kim jong un to do this. and when the president does it, he weakens american foreign policy and puts americans at risk around the world. >> bill: no great accomplishment. i don't know, marjorie, i think there's a lot of folks out there that would disagree with that. why did he take that position? >> well, first of all, i'd say it's ok for people to disagree. i think a healthy government has tension, has debate around issues. >> bill: three americans came home. safe. sound. that's a good story.
>> the point that i want to make is that how we debate those, the words we use. first of all, name calling especially by the president of the united states is not acceptable and not acceptable by anyone. schumer pushing back on the release of the americans, he's not the only one. so john mccain also was pushing back on this. you had former c.i.a. director john brennan pushing back on this. >> bill: why not just celebrate it? is it that hard? this is a big moment. you know how many people got in the middle of the night to watch these men come home? that was a cool patriotic u.s.a. red, white and blue day. >> diplomacy is a game of chess. it is not a simple victory in the moment. and the relationship with north korea is a long long standing challenging one. so celebrating a victory isn't as simple as celebrating a victory. it has to do with why are those people detained? should they have been held in the first place? should we celebrate something that is a given and should be expected which is was in this
case. they shouldn't have been held in the first place. >> bill: we know all this. you can see what he's doing, trying to keep the relationship together. >> yeah, he is. >> bill: for the moment, do you agree with marjorie on those points? >> no, i don't. i do agree that, look, the hostages should never have been taken. if dennis rodman had negotiated the release of these hostages, chuck schumer would have dyed his head pink in celebration of rodman's success here. i think it's an unfortunate aspect of the fact that we cannot come together to celebrate something as monumental as getting three hostages out of north korea and should be at least for a few hours, let's say, hey, job well done. >> bill: how about that, marjorie? you're not going to dye your hair pink, are you? >> no. but i'm also not afraid to disagree with chuck schumer if he's saying something that doesn't resonate. >> bill: you don't agree with him on this point, right? >> what i do understand is that international diplomacy is complicated. just like with russia. it's the same criticism that trump is receiving from republicans and democrats alike
about celebrating putin in one moment and pushing back in another, it's a complicated relationship. and so again, that's why i trust people who study this and have been in that for a long time like john mccain and i think we need to be as thoughtful about it. it's not simple on any topic. >> bill: i understand the argument that you're making. however, chris, without the pressure of james mattis, without the big time talk of now president trump, this is likely not happening. i think the three of us can agree on that. >> i work for ted cruz and has been as critical of donald trump over the past couple of years over everybody else. i think we should be able to come together and celebrate successes. and this is inarguably a success and i think we got a point to look at his approach to foreign policy and say this has -- he has been successful. and in the last couple of years far more successful than barack obama was in eight years. that's almost inarguable to
partisan differences. i think we would disagree on pointing out the iran deal. i consider that another promise made and promise kept. i stand back and say he's doing a good job when it's coming to foreign policy. >> bill: marjorie, thank you for your time. chris, thank you for your time as well. great to have you two back. thanks. >> thank you. >> julie: major push under way to reform food stamps with tighter work requirements dominating talks over the farm bill. president trump meeting yesterday with key lawmakers and last night giving a big shoutout to america's farmers. listen. >> we love our farmers, we're taking care of our farmers and we love our factory workers. we love our workers. >> julie: mike emanuel following this one for us in washington this morning. hey, mike. >> good morning, the house expected to vote on a new farm bill next week. first critical step in a long legislative process. and efforts to get it done have heated up. the current farm bill expires september 30th. and lawmakers are trying to pass
a new five-year agreement. while much of the package deals with crop insurance and commodity programs, food stamps are a major component and republican leaders are arguing with low unemployment that people receiving food stamps are capable of work, they should work to get their benefits. if they cannot find work, g.o.p. leaders say they should get a spot in a job training program. president trump clearly wants tougher work requirements and he met with the house and senate chairmen leading the farm bill effort yesterday before traveling to indiana last night. i asked the house agriculture chairman this morning about those talks with the president. >> i had a conversation with him yesterday. pat robertson and i went to the white house to visit with him. he likes what's going on in the house version of the farm bill. good, strong work requirements. we did not talk about a veto. i asked him for his support. for the farm bill to try to get it out of the house. he had conversations with pat roberts that are appropriate for pat and him to have a conversation with. but no veto threat.
>> some democrats worry the house farm bill may go too far in shifting from benefits to job training. >> let's come to the table and figure out ways of stamping out waste, fraud and abuse that aren't going to, you know, do a disservice to the mission of the food stamp program which is to help people address their food insecurity and fight hunger. >> house speaker told reporters yesterday soon, lawmakers will be voting on a farm bill that includes important reforms that are proven to get people off the sidelines and into full-time employment. julie? >> julie: mike emanuel, thank you. >> bill: we've seen president trump hitting the road now trying to sell that border wall to the american people. in a moment, we'll talk to the youngest person running for congress in 2018. she's from san diego. we'll hear what she says on the argument about the president's plan. coming up. >> we have already begun the construction of the wall and so many other things are following. we will have those borders
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>> bill: it is 7:42 in the morning on the west coast. a shooting has been reported in palmdale, california, an hour north of los angeles. police receiving a call 7:00 a.m. west coast time about 40 minutes ago, reports of a man with a gun on campus at a high school called highland high school in palmdale. police have responded. they are now working that scene. we don't have a lot more information after that. there's about an hour north of l.a. as i mentioned. we're watching the story. more details certainly hoping for a calm scene there. but frankly, that's about all the information that we have at the moment. so we're watching it. palmdale, california, more information coming up here on "america's newsroom." >> we are going to build a wall. we are already starting the wall.
if we don't give them the wall, they're going to be putting a lot of pressure on governor moonbeam in california. right? but you know what i did? something i would normally not do which means in life, i'm getting nicer as i get older. i said let's build a wall for san diego. >> julie: president trump insisting on the need for a wall in southern california during a campaign style rally in indiana last night. my next guest is a republican looking to unseat democratic san diego congresswoman susan davis. she's also the youngest person running for congress in 2018. republican candidate morgan mertah. thank you very much, morgan. you're an inspirational millennial. >> thank you. >> julie: it's very good to see. this is excellent. all right. you're campaigning on issues very dear to the president namely the immigration issue. last night, at the campaign, the president basically talked about the need not only to build a
wall. but he talked about starting it in san diego and as i understand it, your grandparents migrated to this country to san diego from mexico. i want to hear your thoughts on the wall. >> exactly. my grandparents, as you said, immigrated here from mexico in 1968 seeking a better life for our family. and so i really understand the need for having people here that are good people and hard working mexican immigrant, any immigrant. but the wall is a completely separate issue. until two years ago, everyone knew and understood that securing the border and reforming immigration is -- are two completely different issues. securing the border is about a national security issue. and i've had two very enlightening border tours with border patrols out here and i've seen first hand the negligence of our government when it comes to securing the border. there are giant gaping holes when people can walk across and
walk into san diego. this is not an immigration issue. this is not an anti-mexican issue. this is very much a national security issue. so border patrol needs this. and i'm willing to do everything that i can to help with border patrol and make their jobs easier. >> julie: the president drove home how important it is for republicans to keep control of congress. what did you think of his message last night when he said that if democrats get control of congress, they're going to raise taxes, destroy your jobs and then knock the hell out of your border. >> well, it's true. i mean, democrats have made it clear that they're going to do everything they can to obstruct the president's message and the president's agenda. so it is very important that if republicans want the president's agenda to see the president's agenda through for the next couple of years, they really need to elect republicans. and everyone keeps saying that there's a blue wave coming. but in california, people are really pissed off, sorry for saying that. the gas tax is one example.
sanctuary state laws are another example. people in california are upset with the state of affairs so i really feel a red wave coming out here in california. >> julie: what do you make of your governor? the president called him out. he's been called out a lot. first of all, you know, sanctuary cities. he's pardoned five illegal aliens with criminal records. the president refers to him as governor moonbeam. you know, this is an issue that divides many in your state. specifically younger voters who tend to lean to the left. how do you appeal to them without alienating other millennials like yourself? >> so i've actually been running a pretty nonpartisan campaign and in that sense, i've just been -- i've been talking to voters. i haven't been saying, telling everyone i'm running as a republican unless they ask me. i'm not hiding the fact that i'm a republican. you can google me and find out that i'm very much a republican. but what i've been doing is i've been having conversations with people and asking them what's been upsetting them and then pointing out the fact that it's democrats who have done all of this to them.
democrats are the ones raising their taxes. the democrats are the ones that are, you know, putting their international security at risk with this border and the sanctuary state law. so people are really upset and i'm just listening. and telling them how i can help make a difference. >> julie: how do people there on the left coast feel about those tax cuts? >> they feel good about it. in theory. i mean, there's a lot that, you know, the state of california kind of got the bad end of the stick when it came to the tax cuts. >> julie: we did, too, here in new york. i feel the pain. still, they're there. i mean, it's definitely making more now every week or every other week than you were a year ago. >> exactly. >> julie: no one can complain about more money. >> no. and people are happy about it. people are really happy about it. but when i get elected to congress, i do want to help new york and california both. >> julie: thank you. >> get more because we definitely deserve tax breaks in our two states. >> julie: all right. morgan murtaugh, thank you very much. good to see somebody young and
driven. thank you so much. that's excellent. >> bill: and not happy. we got that. new developments now in the battle for free speech on campus. talk to a conservative speaker who says that she is seeing a major change in her audience. what is that change all about? she will explain live coming up. how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them. how long do you think we'll keep -- oooooohhh! you stopped! you're gonna leave me back here at year 9?
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>> bill: thank you. a possible turning of the tide in the battle for free speech on american college campus. my next guest says that her make campus great again talks have been drawing a different sort of audience. lauren cooley, red alert politics editor from "the washington examiner" from fort lauderdale today. how are you doing? good morning to you. tell our audience what you think what sort of change do you notice in your speeches? >> yeah, so i've had the pleasure of traveling to country talking to college students all school year. the crux of my speech "make campus great again" is really just encouraging young conservatives to go out and be active on campus, to promote free speech and free dialogue. but what i've noticed in, you know, the past few months is that more and more leftist students are coming to my events. and it's not to protest, like you would think. it's because they're telling me they don't hear any viewpoints other than, you know, the leftist marching beat in their classroom so they're seeking out other ideological viewpoints and they're having to come to me, a
25-year-old in order to hear conservative thoughts on campus. >> bill: that's interesting. i want to read a little bit what you wrote about. the crux of my speech is to encourage right leaning campus activists to play offense instead of defense in the era of trump. recently, i've noticed a growing number of left leaning about marxist and daca supporting students have been showing up to hear what i have to say. these students are starving for diverse ideas. i'm a little skeptical. you think this is just anecdotal? >> you know what? i don't think it is. and here's a few reasons why. one, we have the trump awakening, right? where moderate democrats were happy to vote for a republican because they're having this political awakening. we also have the whole kanye west thing going on where people are learning it's ok to be free thinkers. so i'm not saying there's not emotional safe space, loving campus snowflakes. there definitely are in large swaths and they hold a lot of power on campus. but i do think there are students who are bright and
smart and just because they're left leaning doesn't mean they don't support free speech. and those students are being alienated by the extreme leftists on campus and are becoming allies with conservative students on campus because they're ok with their opinions and ideas and exploring new things. which is really the entire point of higher education to begin with. >> bill: interesting point. you make the case, put a fine point on it, that safe zones are offensive to them. >> they are. >> bill: they're all about free speech. do they talk to you about that? >> yeah. so i'll stay afterwards when i'm done speaking and talk to some of these students, 10, 15, 20 minutes sometimes and the whole point of a safe space is to say that you're not emotionally mature enough or academically mature enough to encounter controversial ideas. so you can be the farthest left, like i said, in my piece, you can be a marxist, you can be super pro daca. but at the end of the day, if you're a mature adult, you can handle any type of idea thrown at you because it's just an idea. and so safe spaces are an
assault of all students that are of a maturity level that should be of a college age when it comes to whether it's emotion or academ academia, their intelligence. safe spaces are a disgusting idea to try to take students that are in their formative years to go from high school to adulthood and be putting them in an area where it's ok if you get offended by ideas. the real world is not like that. >> bill: how many schools have you spoken at? >> oh, a couple dozen in the past year. everywhere from northern california to miami to virginia and texas. all across the country. >> bill: very interesting. thanks for coming on, ok? make campus great again. i think there's something to that slogan. thank you, lauren, for coming on today. >> thanks for having me. >> julie: the time and the place are set. what else do we know about next month's summit between president trump and kim jong un? details straight ahead. kage was making me feel like i couldn't spend time with my grandson. now depend fit-flex has their fastest absorbing material inside, so it keeps me dry and protected.
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