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socially conscious citizens and overall he is an amazing guy. hats off. >> very nice. >> i was teacher of the year once. >> for what? >> i can't get into it. >> neither will we. >> never miss an episode of the five. "special report" is up next with bret. >> bret: president trump says he will fight congressional subpoenas in the wake of the mueller report and insists democrats need to move on. as joe biden is entering the crowded presidential field we look at the pros and cons of his third try at the top job. kim jong-un arrives in russia for a summit with vladimir putin. what does that mean to the u.s. this is "special report". >> bret: welcome to washington, i'm bret baier. president trump is preparing to just say no on all fronts to congressional investigators. the president says he will
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fight all subpoenas issued by house democrats pursuing obstruction of justice accusations following the release of the mueller report. chief white house correspondent john roberts starts us off from the north lawn. >> good evening. the administration has already begun that fight so far refusing to comply with two subpoenas. the big one and one that could end up in the courts involves testimony from a former white house official with a treasure trove of information. leaving the white house for an opioid summit in atlanta today president trump said democrats can forget the idea of hearing testimony from former white house counsel don mcgahn. >> president trump: we're fighting all the subpoenas. these aren't impartial people. the democrats are trying to win 2020. >> the chairman of the white house judiciary committee says the white house has no grouds to refuse the subpoena. he wants to talk to mcgahn about what the white house
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already allowed in the public domain saying the moment for the white house to assert privilege to prevent this testimony from being heard is long since past. president trump argues apart from himself robert mueller was allowed to speak with anyone in the administration he wanted to. the democrats only want to relitigate tin vest gaition through a partisan lens. >> president trump: the subpoena is ridiculous. i have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far. this has been litigated for the last two years almost since i got into office. >> the democratic chair of the house intelligence committee scoffed at the idea of transparency. adam schiff tweeting today trump said he is the most transparent president in the history of our nation. if he means opposing every request for documents and testimony by congress and obstructing mueller's investigation, then i don't think that word means what he thinks it means.
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the latest shot fired in the subpoena wars, a letter from the d.o.j. to elijah cummings former him justice wouldn't comply with a subpoena john gore to appear before the house oversight committee. cummings fired back this is a massive unprecedented and growing pattern of obstruction. cummings wanted to talk to gore about the proposed 2020 census question about citizenship. president trump today tied that question to immigration and border security tweeting the american people deserve to know who is in this country. said the fact the supreme court took up the citizenship question is a really big deal. at the opioid summit the president doubled down on immigration reform and border security. insisting that democrats just want to play politics. >> president trump: we could solve the entire problem i say 45 minutes, it could go a lot quicker than that. let's bring it down to 15
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minutes. if the democrats would agree to do certain basic common sense things. >> we just heard today from hillary clinton on the issue of impeachment in an op-ed just published in the "washington post" she repeated what we had on "special report" last night cautioning democrats not to rush down the road to impeachment but in doing so, she evoked a specter of watergate saying then, as now, there was an investigation that found evidence of corruption and a cover-up. it was complimented by a senate select committee and back then senior white house officials were compelled to testify before congress. bret. >> bret: john roberts live on the north lawn. now to the purpose of the president's trip to atlanta. he says nothing will stop him from fixing america's opioid epidemic. tonight correspondent jonathon serry looks at the crisis and what's being done about it. >> president trump: we will
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work, we will pray, and we will fight for the day when every family across our land can live in a drug-free america. >> addressing a drug abuse summit in atlanta the president and first lady pledged theron going support combating america's opioid crisis and shared the stage with some who know its effects all too well. >> bret: every overdose is someone's child. don't judge, educate. >> they describe a perfect storm in which doctors were slow to understand the addictive properties of the pain meds and foreign criminal organizations were quick to meet the demand. >> this is what the americans want. they want opioids and why we're seeing the use seizures we've been seeing in fentanyl. >> in 2017 the u.s. saw more than 70,000 fatal drug overdoses. >> i really think it would be dead honestly. i mean, i would have overdosed a long time ago. >> emily ward who got hooked on
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opioids in college turned to a women's recovery center for help. >> that urge to use is overwhelming people don't know how to stop. >> the nation must treat addiction but also crack down on the smriers. >> the trans national cartels pushing this stuff need to go under the law enforcement umbrella. the people suffering with addiction need to be treated with the disease for the disease that they have. >> for patients who haven't started opiates physical therapy, over the counter medications and other alternatives are safer and more effective in treating chronic pain says tom freeden. >> other than acute pain syndromes very few situations where patients should be started on opiates. >> because multiple factors created the crisis, multiple solution rest needed to end it. today the trump administration
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launched a new public information campaign. >> bret: jonathan, thank you. the former head of a drug distributor has been indicted on what federal prosecutors say are the first-ever criminal charges against a drug company executive stemming from the opioid crisis. the indictment says lawrence dowd iii ordered sub -- his lawyer says he intends to defend himself against the criminal charges. the long-awaited formal announcement that former vice president joe biden is running for the top job again is expected tomorrow. tonight correspondent peter doocy looks at biden's long journey to get to his third presidential bid and what challenges he is faintion. -- facing. >> joe biden earned high marks from his old boss.
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>> bret: the best vice president america has ever had. >> they hung out. >> do you like these or these better? >> they're the same. >> working out. >> let's move. >> and eating out. >> i'm paying for joe. don't take his money. >> now the 76-year-old is left out because obama isn't endorsing him. fox's mike he manual says he doesn't plan to endorse early in the process if at all in the primaries preferring to let candidates make their cases directly to voters. >> barack obama, michelle obama are the hottest tickets in american politics in the democratic side and independents as well. as you know in 2018 they played a very, very important role in helping to expand the electorate. >> biden has overcome greater hurdles in his public life. two brain aneurysm, the loss of
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his wife and daughter and loss of his son to cancer and two unsuccessful presidential campaigns. >> the world is ready. america is ready and i'm ready. >> despite having 12 years to draft a follow-up to the video biden's team is strug, inc. with a script. a launch video crafted by a new media consultant wasn't favorably received by other advisors and the former vice president's long time aide devised an alternative video. that report calculates that biden needs to raise $100,000 every day until christmas just to have as much money as bernie sanders has right now. >> the entire roll-out has been somewhere between a cockpit warning siren and a hurricane siren. everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. >> biden doesn't have obama's endorsement but he has the next best thing and something nobody else running has, eight years worth of tape with the popular
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ex president. we wait to see how many frames of the video retain subtle reminders that he was half of hope and change. >> bret: stocks were off. the dow fell 59. the s&p 500 dropped 6 and the nasdaq gave back 19. kim jong-un is in russia. north korea's nuclear program will be the focus when he meets with vladimir putin tomorrow. it leaves the u.s. on the outside looking in. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot. >> all smiles at kim jong-un left his armored train after a ride from pyongyang arriving in vladivostok, the first ever summit why president vladimir putin on thursday. >> i hope this visit can be successful and useful and during the talks with president putin i can discuss the issues of resolution on the korean peninsula and the development of our bilateral relations.
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>> the kremlin will advance the progress made by the u.s. on denuclearization. u.s. envoy to north korea was in korea last week. >> there is no need for mediator between north korea and the u.s. but it is a catalyst. >> russia and the former soviet union has been an ally of north korea. others say putin could work against long-time rival the u.s. after the failed hanoi summit with president trump kim jong-un might want to cover his bases. >> i think this is another example that trying to show the americans i can talk to other people. i have other options. >> both north korea and russia would like to boost trade but u.n. and u.s. sanctions hem in pyongyang. it will be mostly talk tomorrow. a foreign trip by kim that won't involve the man in charge
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of nuclear talks. he is out following the hanoi summit debacle. the u.s. and the international community remain committed to the denuclearization of north korea. whether tomorrow's summit advances that remains to be seen. >> bret: the u.s. government system to protect private businesses from cyberattacks is apparently being defeated from within. a new report says errors such as misspelling have ham strung the f.b.i.'s guardian program. we have the specifics tonight. >> the inspector general investigated the f.b.i.'s program that notifies and engages with victims of siesh attacks, the 54 page audit found the program was operating with live data and the bureau could not be sure all victims were reached. >> the f.b.i.'s database for cyber intrusions was incomplete and unreliable. half of the victims we
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interviewed complained that they received notification of an intrusion from the f.b.i. too late or without enough detail to allow them to mitigate the threat to their systems. >> inspector general michael horowitz preparing a separate report on alleged surveillance abuse by the f.b.i. and justice department during the 2016 campaign said the f.b.i. cyber program's shortcomings have a ripple effect on businesses, organizations and individuals who are unaware they were victimized and may not take steps to limit or mitigate the damage done by the intrusion and strengthen their cyber defenses. the report made a dozen recommendations to the bureau including taking steps to minimize human error in the database. insure victim notifications are effectively tracked and improve coordination with homeland security. in a letter to horowitz the chief of f.b.i. internal investigations said we agree it is important to strengthen
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procedures for setting victim notification leads and indexing victims. we also concur with your 12 recommendations for the f.b.i. report said the f.b.i. plans to replace the cyber guardian program later this year with a new system that is currently under development, bret. >> bret: thank you. up next we'll tell you who is feeling left behind by u.s. peace talks with the taliban. first here is some of our fox affiliates around the country. fox 2 in san francisco, the f.b.i. is assisting california officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people in sunnyvale. the driver of the car was arrested. his name isn't being made public. fox 32 in chicago as authorities say they have found what they believe is the body of a 5-year-old boy who disappeared last week and that his parents have been charged with murder. police dug up what they think is the boy's body in a field
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and it was wrapped in plastic. that's a live look. we think. no, it's not. it was of dallas. our affiliate there. it is blue in the blue skies of dallas. one of the big stories parts of a train carrying a dangerous liquid derailed and caught fire early this morning in ft. worth. two dozen union pacific tankers overturned and burst into flames. no employees on the train were injured. there we go. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from special report. cloudy dallas. we'll be right back. as much for insurance... as not safe drivers! that's why esurance has drivesense.® the safer you drive, the more you save. although i'm not really driving right now that would be unsafe. when insurance is affordable, it's surprisingly painless.
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overseas now officials in eastern afghanistan report heavy fighting between taliban insurgents and isis terrorists. this comes as the u.s. continues its peace talks with the taliban. those negotiations are leaving some afghan whose have helped the u.s. feeling very vulnerable. national security correspondent jennifer griffin explains from the pentagon. >> when president trump presented former army immediateic ronald sure with the medal of honor he also honored the afghan translators who helped save american lives. >> president trump: two wonderful afghan translators. >> 19,000 afghan combat interpreters remain in limbo. bashir translated for seven years and now in hiding. a fox news steam spoke to him in kabul last week. >> do you have faith the americans will keep their promise and give you the visa?
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>> i do not. >> he asked that we disguise his voice because the taliban are looking for him and his family. >> do you feel betrayed? >> yes. you put your life at risk and when you give a negative response then it is kind of a threat. >> even a general has had trouble securing a visa for the afghan partner that received a death sentence from the taliban high court. he said i hope the state department will expedite approval of the special immigrant visas so the fate of our afghan translator allies is not decided by the taliban but rather by the appropriate authorities in our immigration services. >> there is an implicit moral obligation to those who again share risk. >> lawmakers who served in afghanistan and iraq are trying to help. >> it's not only the right thing to do. these people have stood and fought with us and died with us. >> as the u.s. begins another
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round of peace talks with the taliban this week, the issue becomes even more pressing as the afghans who helped u.s. forces on the battlefield for nearly 18 years worry they'll be left behind. bret. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. up next another court battle for president trump over the southern border immigration policy. first beyond our borders tonight. sri lanka's president is asking tore the resignations of the defense secretary and national police chief after security forces failed to act on warnings before the easter suicide bombings targeting christians that left more than 350 people dead. also tonight the u.s. ambassador to sri lanka says america had no prior knowledge of that terrorist threat. the controlled detonation of an american world war ii bomb in southern germany has caused widespread damage to nearby houses. 4500 residents had to be evacuate fred the area before experts performed that detonation. the world health organization
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>> bret: president trump's least favorite judicial panel the ninth circuit court of appeals is in the process of deciding a case challenging the administration's policy of keeping central america asylum seekers in mexico during processing. claudia tells us what is happening. >> a hearing scheduled to last 30 minutes went over an hour as a panel considered arguments over the government's latest effort to stem the tide of central america's flooding the border. the stay in mexico policy keeps some migrants in mexico while their cases are heard in the united states. because their asylum claims are based on fears of violence by gang members as opposed to persecution by the government, most cases are denied. but two of the judges, both appointed by democratic presidents voiced concerns with how the program is run and the legal underpinnings justified by the government. >> i just don't see how that's
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not arbitrary and capricious. it goes against your position >> the government's lawyer called it vital for national security. >> an important executive branch initiative to address a significant immigration crisis facing the united states. >> reagan appointee judge scanlon who seemed to favor the government's case asked the aclu's lawyers said why not have freedom of movement in mexico? >> we asked them and said what do you prefer? they said we don't want to be in mexico. we would rather be in the united states. >> outside court judy explained further. >> kidnapped and given death threats and doesn't matter. they were returned to mexico. >> the president has twice tweeted about this case. perhaps another one will come after the panel issues its decision. if the government loses, the department of justice promises an immediate appeal to the u.s. supreme court.
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>> bret: claudia, thanks. the founder of c-span brian lamb is going out like a lion. he has some parting tough shots for political washington, the city in which he turned a unique concept into a main stay of america media. analyst and folks of fox news "media buzz" howard kurtz on lamb's final and early days. >> brian lamb had a revolutionary idea 40 years ago. raise money from cable companies to televise what congress does. minus the usual pundits. >> we don't offer any on-air analysis. no ads, no personalities, no ratings. >> there were some growing pains. >> i apologize for the mishap there. seems like this building is old and they will be rebuilding it. >> the day the senate goes on television, what do you think? >> i'll hold my breath for a while.
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mixed feelings. >> the c-span founder made sure ordinary citizens could weigh in. >> tom, new york, bill in washington state, a democrat. >> we created a morning show at c-span as a result of frankly me and others growing up having sixth avenue in new york and abc, nbc and cbs talk at us and never letting anybody talk back. we wanted where somebody could call us. >> and the mushrooming deficit. >> i thought congress would waste less money if the cameras was on them at all time and i was dead wrong. >> a staffer said he was told to lie about pentagon as a pr guy and lamb remains upset with political dishon tee. >> i never expected lying.
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it was an education. i know a lot of people would say if they hear this hey, dummy, this has been going on forever. i was naive. >> at 77 he will miss hosting a weekly show but loves coming to the office. >> i would give up sleeping if i could. >> we all take c-span for granted like a public utility. the network was never intended to be for everyone but for political junkies it remains a valuable asset >> bret: amazing career for bringing washington to people around the country. president trump says he will fight subpoenas from congressional investigators on the mueller report. we'll get reaction from the panel when we return. and unrivaled network to work. the united states postal service makes more
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subpoena is ridiculous. we have been -- i have been the most transparent president and administration in the history of our country by far. we're fighting all the subpoenas. >> this administration has done everything in its power and used every means necessary to block the congress from getting the information that we need to do our job. not only are they blocking witnesses from coming forward, joy, but they have not given us one document upon our request. >> bret: the battle is being waged between the president and congress about the subpoenas, who is going to testify. really other things in the investigations. the president getting more detailed with the "washington post". there is no reason to go any further especially in congress where it's very partisan. i don't want people testifying to a party because that is what they're doing if they do this. i allowed my lawyers and all the people to go and testify to
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mueller. they testified for so many hours. they have all that information that's been given. i could have taken the absolute opposite route. we'll start there with our panel. jason riley, "wall street journal" columnist and from the manhattan institute. mollie hemingway and charles lane opinion writer for the "washington post". jason, thoughts. >> i think the president has it right. this isn't about more transparency or asearch for the truth. this is about keeping this political narrative alive for the 2020 campaign. more redactions or testimony from don mcgahn won't change anyone's mind. if you believe that the trump administration was conspiring with russia to steal the election and unredacted mueller report won't change your mind. if you believe trump wanting to fire mueller is evidence of an obstruction of justice, don mcgahn's testimony is not going to change your mind. this is political theater.
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>> bret: here is chairman cummings on the next moves. >> we'll hold a vote to hold them in contempt and then we'll check with house congressional counsel to see where we go from there. the republicans need to cooperate with us to make sure this president does not trample on the constitution. >> bret: this battle is going to last awhile it seems, chuck. and potentially get you closer and closer to election day. >> you know, i sort of have a feeling of deja vu watching all this. it reminds me how the republicans handled eric holder. that brings me to the point about the partisanship of this, which is of course congressional oversight is partisan. it always has been and always will be. and the question is does the president nevertheless have some sort of legal right to
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resist it? what's often happened in the past before things got really partisan was that instead of issuing a subpoena they'd work something out between the white house and capitol hill even across party lines. that thing is all broken down now. there is no good faith whatsoever. i do think that the democrats in their own minds feel that this constant investigation is actually the more moderate approach because the alternative is impeachment. and therefore i don't think there is any way they are going to let go of it. >> bret: hillary clinton is weighing in, a new op-ed in which she says mueller documented a serious crime against all americans. here is how to respond. she says there should be an independent bipartisan commission with substantive hearings. thoughts. >> well, hillary clinton is a gift that keeps giving. i think this is a woman who managed to avoid being indicted for breaking the law when james comey handled her investigation that certain way. and now she thinks that she
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might be the person to weigh in on what to do about donald trump. i think it's worth remembering this entire crazy theory that donald trump was an agent of putin was secretly bought and paid for by hillary clinton. she hired a foreign spy that sourced his information to the kremlin. this is not a woman who should be talking about donald trump and russia. also i think she might be a little worried about how when people start investigating more how this crazy theory about russia collusion got started that she will be in the hot seat. this woman should be thankful she managed to escape from breaking the law without being indictment. she ought to take this one out. >> bret: talking about that and rudy giuliani reacting. >> there is enough there that any other person who had engaged in those acts would certainly have been indicted. >> i have a hard time reacting
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to that. there is a woman who really obstructed justice. the president didn't delete 33,000 emails. he didn't have somebody smash up telephones and he didn't have someone wipe out a server and bleach it among the few things that she did. >> bret: i guess the big question is if you look at the mueller report, what do you take from it that both sides can agree on, that there is a threat from russia? >> yes, at the very least that and that they should do something about it before the next election. that should be the priority here. we've had two years of investigation by a special counsel. this isn't some republican-controlled congress whitewashing the thing. this is a special counsel who came to these conclusions. if anything, i think what we need going forward is not more investigation of what has been investigated for the past two years. what we should really be looking at i think is the
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f.b.i.'s decision to start surveilling people. and the trump campaign and so forth. and the democrats have a vested interest in going down this route. a republican won't always be in the oval office. i would like to know what the criteria is for our intelligence community to start surveilling people and so forth. how did we come to rely on the dossier, a flawed document that they knew was flawed to go after someone working on the trump campaign? those are the questions we should be asking going forward. >> right. we're being asked to treat russian meddling as the most catastrophic threat that ever hit this country. russian meddling is and has been a problem going back 100 years. they like to get involved in our elections. compare that to what we just experienced, this wide-ranging investigation, spying on an opposing party's political campaign. running overseas intelligence assets against an opposing
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political campaign. it undermines law institutions and a threat to political involvement. this type of harassment of people who dane to support a political candidate that elites don't like is so much more damaging even if we don't want to have the trolls. >> bret: jared kushner said it wasn't just a few $100,000 facebook ads. there were more organized things listed in that report. >> hacking emails is very bad. we don't want to do that. this all happened under the obama administration. you read through the mueller report and barely holds anyone in the obama administration accountable. >> we have a story now that mick mulvaney essentially vetoed an effort by dhs -- neil
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sen thought it was a serious problem. the reason there is legitimate concern about this we don't have clear and convincing evidence that the president himself is motivated to take care of this. i hear you guys but he has been out saying well, putin tells me it is not a problem. putin tells me he didn't do it. i have yet to hear him say i want to make it a national priority. >> bret: he believes it was part of the political effort and trying to push back. is there some legitimate concern? >> if people wanted to be russia to be taken seriously they shouldn't have used it as an excuse to deal with the reality the american people chose donald trump because they liked his policies. if people would have anticipateed this reality. >> the american people chose his -- he does have the problem
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of being a minority president. he is not the -- neither was hillary clinton to be sure. but he doesn't have that clear -- >> according to the way >> he doesn't have the mandate thank you described. >> bret: next up getting ready for joe biden's big announcement and some attempts at separation in the massive democratic field. ito take care of anyct messy situations.. and put irritation in its place. and if i can get comfortable keeping this tookus safe and protected... you can get comfortable doing the same with yours. preparation h. get comfortable with it.
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>> joe biden has been running for president since the 1980s and he continually loses and i don't see anything that is going to be different this time. >> i do believe he will go the distance and that's because voters know him, they appreciate his leadership. >> joe biden is probably the best chance they've got and he doesn't have a chance. >> biden's timing benefits him because the democrats seem really desperate to find an alternative to bernie sanders. >> president trump: they won't win with the people i see. the only way they can luck out is by constantly going after me on nonsense. >> bret: there are a lot of people to see in the democratic field. one more tomorrow as you look at the list there. joe biden is expected to announce his run tomorrow finally, much-anticipated run. monmouth out with a poll this
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week out yesterday. is it better to run against trump? it doesn't matter. better to run against trump a female or male candidate. doesn't matter, 77%. most people on the ground are telling you, chuck, that they just desperately need on the democratic side someone who can beat donald trump. >> if you had 20 in the office pool as the number of democratic candidates you win >> bret: it could be more. >> biden, i think, is the guy who is for all those it doesn't matter people. because his stock and trade is i'm a substantial person. i've been in politics a long time. i have the party machinery and the popularity and i can beat trump. there is a strong theory of the democratic electorate this time around. notwithstanding all the noise about various medicare for all and free college tuition, what
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the people really want and interested in is somebody who can beat trump. the polls suggest that biden is a good likelihood to beat trump. the problem with joe biden has always been throughout his career he is his own worst enemy. he makes mistakes, commits gaffes, says things that are awkward and silly. in the past he wasn't such a serious candidate that it didn't really matter one way or the other. now that he is the frontrunner, those kinds of mistakes have the possibility to bring him down all by himself. so he will have to watch out for that. >> i do think people are getting behind biden because they think he would be very good to beat president trump. a lot of what we know about biden was while he was under this protective umbrella of president obama the media weren't interested in going after the obama administration. see a frontrunner. he has a lot of reason for support. he will have to fight for this nomination. he will have to debate and have to advance issues and take on
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things and so i don't think it will be handed to him on a silver platter like it was with hillary clinton four years ago. >> bret: jason, he starts this race with the big goose egg when it comes to fundraising and you have against somebody like bernie sanders who has a massive list of small donors and a big war chest. that's tough to compete with. he will be going traditional with bundlers and trying to get money. >> it could be. this maybe an area where trump may have broken the mold. obama raised a ton of money and won in 2008 and hillary clinton raised a ton of money and lost. a bigger challenge for biden is going to be how much the party has changed since he left office. it has taken a hard left turn. we don't know where biden is on some of the hot button issues, impeachment, the green new deal. college tuition, free, he
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hasn't declared himself. lehave to speak about those issues that holds onto the progressive base while keeping the moderates happy. >> bret: a look at real clear politics in iowa first. that's joe biden up over bernie sanders and this is the average of recent polls mayor pete in third. in new hampshire it's flipped, bernie sanders with the lead in the polls, biden there and then mayor pete in third. "the new york times" had a piece about buttigieg and senator sanders, in an interview mayor buttigieg said mr. sanders' left wing proposals weren't as provocative as in 2016. people were refreshed by the novelty of that boldness and expressed skepticism he could win a general election. i have a hard time seeing the coalition come together there. seems to me mayor pete is
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striking out saying i need separation. >> he is the one who at least early on catching fire as the person who would emerge from the pack if they don't want to go for either sanders or biden. i think what we all have to wreckon with here the rules of the game are different than any the democrats have used before including 2016. the party regulars, the super delegates have less power. there is a proportional representation rule in the results of the primaries. so biden could win sort of most delegates and votes and yet not come through with a majority for the convention. and bernie on the other hand is a person who is convinced and his people are convinced they were ripped off and cheated by the system last time around and i don't think they'll go down easy. so kind of unconventional scenario has this being brokered at the end.
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>> bret: finally tonight a creative way to make drivers pump the brakes. >> i think it's great. it would make me stop. >> i love it. it looks amazing. exactly how i pictured it and more. >> bret: 10-year-old fourth grader at brooks elementary school in massachusetts designed this. do you see that? three dimensional crosswalk. it gives the illusion that it's raised up off the street encouraging drivers to stop and slow down. the city plans to add 3d crosswalks to three other elementary schools by this summer. there you go.
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