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captioning sponsored by cbs >> mason: bipartisan backlash. republicans and democrats blast the president over his latest demeaning tweet. >> how come low i.q. crazy mika along with psychojoe, she was bleeding badly from a facelift. i said no. >> mason: no apology from the white house. >> he fights fire with fire. >> mason: also tonight, what happens to drug treatment programs if obamacare is repealed? >> without medicaid expansion, i probably would be dead. >> mason: the new labor trend. americans changing careers in their 40s and 50s. >>imented to be in a position where i could never be downsized. >> mason: and for sale-- nine bedrooms, five baths, one giant
complication. >> you step out that door and you're in canada, off the property, and subject to be arrested. this is the "cbs evening news." >> mason: good evening. i'm anthony mason. president trump has turned crossing the line into a political art form. but when he lashed out at two cable tv hosts this morning he may have ventured into new territory. now members of both parties are calling him out. major garrett begins our coverage. >> reporter: the president fired off his tweets shortly before 9 a.m. just as nsnbc's "morn joe" program was wrapping up. mr. trump called anchors mika brzezinski and joe scarborough, low-i.q. crazy mika and psychojoe. this photo on social media appears to confirm the visit.
on today's "morning joe" program, brzezinski had been critical of mr. trump. >> nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country. >> reporter: but the personal nature of the president's tweets drew immediate condemnation, including from republicans on capitol hill. house speaker paul ryan: clnd. >> look, what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone and civility of the debate and this, obviously, doesn't help do that. >> reporter: south carolina senator lindsey graham: >> tweets like this are inconsistent with the greatness of the country and the office. >> reporter: on twitter, where else, other republicans begged the president to stop. nebraska's ben sasse wrote, "this isn't normal." white house deputy press secretary sarah huckabee sanders said the president was provoked. >> i think that the president is pushing back against people who attack him day after day after day. >> reporter: oklahoma republican james lankford invoked the recent shooting of
republican congressman steve scalise and subsequent calls for civility, saying the president's tweets today "don't help our political or national discourse." do you have any reaction to that sentiment that conversations like this create an atmosphere that is either dangerous or one we need to avoid? >> the president in no way, form, or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence. if anything, quite the contrary. >> reporter: that is true as president. it is not true when mr. trump was a candidate. anthony at four separate rallies mr. trump specifically encouraged supporters to punch, rough up, or hurt protesters. twice he promised to pay the legal bills of any supporter who did. >> mason: major garrett at the white house. it wasn't the first time this week that the president's comments about women have drawn attention. the issue dogged him during the campaign as well. more now from nancy cordes. >> reporter: what drew
scrutiny earlier this week wasn't an insult but a compliment. >> katrina perry, she has a nice smile and face so i bet she treats you well. >> reporter: white house aides say want president was just being friendly to an irish reporter. critics say he has a history of honing in on women's looks. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. >> reporter: when megyn kelly asked him about it, candidate trump trained his fire on her. >> reporter: but now, he inhabits the oval office. a league of democratic congress women accused him today of setting a bad example under young men. >> stop the disrespect. >> reporter: michigan's brenda lawrence. >> this is not acceptable, mr. president. you do not have the right because you have a twitter account to display behavior that i taught my son never to do. >> reporter: they noted that
today's tweet is nothing new for a man way history of crude comments. who publicly mocked the appearance of both of his female opponents, first carly fiorina, then hillary clinton. >> and when she walked in front of me, believe me, i wasn't impressed. >> when you become president of the united states, it's beneath your dignity to launch those kinds of attacks. >> reporter: republican senator susan collins has repeatedly implored her party's leader to tone down the rhetoric. a number of female lawmakers have said that the president has a problem with sexism. do you feel that way? >> well, i have not experienced that personally. what i think is the president has a problem with anyone who criticizes him or doesn't agree with him. >> reporter: republicans routinely criticize the president for his tweets, but what was different today was the
intensity, some of them begging him to stop. they are not confident he will listen, however, anthony, because they realize that some of these habits are ingrained. >> mason: nancy, is there any sign that the president's crude comments could hurt his political agenda? >> reporter: well, that's the concern of people who want him to succeed. they fear that these comments further weaken his relationship with his own party's members, and also reduce his influence over them on issues like health care. it also makes republicans more reluctant to call on him to serve as a public messenger on these issues, because they can never be quite sure about what he's going to say and whether it's gog help or hurt their cause. >> reporter: nancy cordes at the capitol. thank you, nancy. paid taid, mr. trump welcomes south korea's new president moon to the white house. the two leaders talked strategy for dealing with north korea. at the same time, there's evidence of a rift within the trump administration, pitting the secretary of state against members of the president's inner circle. here's margaret brennan.
>> reporter: secretary rex tillerson today showed signs of frustration at the slow pace of hiring at the state department. the white house has torpedoed several of his picks for senior positions. that led to what one aide called a spirited exchange at a meeting last friday involving tillerson, chief of staff reince preibus, and the president's son-in-law, jared kushner, who plays an unusually prominent role in foreign affairs. out of 188 state department posts requiring senate confirmation, only 23 ambassadors have been nominated and six confirmed. spokesperson heather nauert: >> sure, we'd like to be able to fill those positions and that is happening, and anticipate that it will happen at a faster pace. >> reporter: tillerson has also been publicly undercut by the president who plunged into a middle east crisis by supporting a saudi-led boycott of qatar. >> the nation of qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a funder of terrorism at a
very high level. >> reporter: that dispute threatens to disrupt the u.s.-led fight against isis, which is command out of a u.s. base in qatar, manned by 11,000 troops. tillerson is trying to defuse the tension and met with qatari foreign minister sheikh mohammed al thani this week, who denield the president's accusation. >> reporter: but did you tell secretary tillerson, " i'm sorry, the president was wrong." >> reporter: anthony, as for those staff delays, trump administration officials blame backlogged paperpaperwork and security clearances as well as congress for failing to agree to those nominees sooner. >> mason: margaret brennan at the state department. president trump's partial travel ban goes into effect tonight, restricting many visitors from six mostly muslim countries for 90 days. visa holders will be allowed in, but other visitors from those
countries must have a close family or business tie to enter the u.s. cardinal george pell, the third highest ranking vatican official, was charged with child sex abuse today in his home country australia. the alleged assaults happened decades ago. seth doane is following this. >> i am looking forward, finally, to having my day in court. >> reporter: this morning, cardinal george pell was defiant as he faced reporters. >> i'm innocent of these charg charges. they are false. the whole idea of sexual abuse is abhorrent to me. >> reporter: australian police did not provide specifics, only referring to the charges as "historical sexual assault offenses." in the past, pell was criticized for not doing more to stop clergy sex abiews in his native australia and was questioned via
video link in rome in 2016. >> with the experience of 40 years later, certainly, i would agree they should have-- should have done more. >> why do you need the experience of 40 years later? wasn't it a serious matter then? >> yes, but people had a different attitude then. >> reporter: you covered the vatican. what do charges like this do to this institution? >> well, i think it's very serious. >> reporter: joshua macklewy of the "national catholic reporter" said charges against pell, renewed criticism of the church. >> the church has been trying to move beyond the scandal to assure people children are of their children but when something like this happens there is questions raised about what is happening and if they're doing enough. >> reporter: the vatican said they granted the leave of absence so pell could defend himself. it's quite possible the church and the pope is distancing himself from pell, and not
certain that pell will return. >> mason: seth doane at the vatican, thanks. hot, dry weather continues to fuel a wave of wildfires in the west. nearly 30 large fires are burke in eight states. in central washington state, several wildfirees were sparked by lightning. they've destroyed more than 56,000 acres. three years to the day after isis declared a muslim caliphate in the iraqi city of mosul, u.s.-backed forces retook that city's famous mosque. isis has also been surrounded in raqqa, the syrian city it considers its capital. as isis loses ground, it's also losing fighters. holly williams has more on that from inside syria. >> reporter: 81 men and boys, all accused of fighting for isis in syria, now reformed after serving time in prison, according to america's syrian allies, and reunited with their
families. abu bakr al baghdadi and his army of terrorists enforced a version of item swrm unrecognizable to most muslims, marked by vicious acts of violence. but ezadeen khalaf, a former sheppard, told us he joined isis not because he wanted to kill in the name his religion, but out of desperation. why did you join them? "we were poor and hungry," he said. "either you join isis and earn a salary, or you have nothing." he and most of the others have now signed up to fight against isis. thousands of other young muslims joined isis for more complicated reasons. they came from europe, rejecting the west and its values for extremism. some apparently so alienated from their own communities, that they went home to carry out terror attacks. and in a refugee camp in northern syria, these indonesian women told us they were simply
gullible, traveling 5,000 miles to the so-called islamic state in 2015 because they believed isis propaganda. >> reporter: in reality, they told us, they were abused and their menfolk imprisoned by the extremists because they refused to fight. they ran away two weeks ago, they said, and are too frightened of retribution from isis to show their faces. >> reporter: isis tried to ignite a war between islam and the west, and to do so, it preyed on anger, poverty, and ignorance. holly williams, cbs news, in northern syria. >> mason: and coming up next on the cbs evening news, what happens if medicaid is cut in happens if medicaid is cut in the middle of an opioid epidemic?
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>> mason: cbs news has learned senate republicans hoping to win support for the obamacare replacement have added another $45 billion for the treatment of opioid addiction. however, that's just a fraction of what medicaid covers right now, so what happens if medicaid is cut drastically? adriana diaz takes a look. >> so let's talk a little bit about when you first heard about vivitol. >> reporter: for the last 13 months, 33-year-old eric has been coming to oriana house, a drug treatment center in akron to help end an opioid addiction that could kill him. >> you go from feeling dope sick to wanting to kill yourself to living life again. >> reporter: they credit their progress to counseling and a drug called vivitrol, which costs $1200 a dose. they get it for free, because like 2500 other patients here,
they qualify for obamacare's expanded medicaid program. >> once my addiction took hold and i quit my job, i was uninsured. i had nothing. so without medicaid expansion, i probably would be dead. >> reporter: but the proposal in the senate rolls back medicaid expansion, and that could potentially cut this treatment center's medicaid funding by 75%. jim lawrence is c.e.o. of oriana house. >> 98% of our folks weren't eligible for medicaid. now, 98% are. >> reporter: what did medicaid expansion allow you to do? >> it allowed us to get people into treatment, which was key. otherwise they would be on watting lists. >> reporter: the opioid epidemic claimed 4100 lives in ohio last year, 308 here in akron. what would you say to the folks in washington who are talking about cutting back on medicaid? >> please, don't do it. you're going to have the blood of a lot of innocent people on your hands. >> reporter: the body count is
so overwhelming here that the medical examiner's office had to call in a mobile morgue to help house victims. it will be here through the july 4 weekend, anthony, when another surge in deaths is expected. >> mason: adriana diaz in ohio for us tonight. thanks. when we come back, if you want to prolong your career, change it.
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>> mason: the era of working for one company and retiring with a gold watch has gone the way of the edsel. 30 years ago, about half american workers changed careers after the age of 45. these days, it's closer to 60%. so what careers are they choosing? jill schlesinger has tonight's "eye on money." >> hi, suzanne. >> reporter: new york city real estate broker susanne rhow views her career with fresh eyes. she became an agent just four years ago at age 47. before then, rhow spent 25 years in corporate sales and
marketing. but when the economy took a dive, rhow decided it was time to trade her career for one that offered potential for greater financial growth. >> i wanted to be in a position where i could never be downsize, you know, because i was older or i was expensive. >> reporter: being proactive like rhow can pay off. individuals who decide to switch careers in their 50s, increased the likelihood of working until age 65 by 20%, and many work beyond that. career expert caroline ceniza-levine says the financial benefites of working longer are clear. >> it's another year that you're not drawing down on your savings, and so your retirement plan plan can continue to compound, and that's a big deal. >> reporter: now rhow thrives on the challenges of her new job and has more time to spend with her daughter. retirement is no longer a set age. you looked at 65 as the date when you were the corporate animal. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: what's the date now? >> i could easily envision myself working well into my 70s. it keeps you really healthy. it keeps you engaged.
so why would i want to stop doing that? >> reporter: while many would be tempted to rely on working longer to fund their retirement, certified financial planners warn that might be dangerous. you might not be able to physically do so or your employer might not be able to keep you. anthony. >> mason: jill schlesinger, thanks, jill. and a big challenge for any realtor-- a house divided. ♪ predictable. the comfort in knowing where things are headed. because as we live longer... and markets continue to rise and fall... predictable is one thing you need in retirement to help protect what you've earned and ensure it lasts. introducing brighthouse financial. a new company established by metlife to specialize in annuities & life insurance. talk to your advisor about a brighter financial future.
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inherited this home 30 years ago and is reluctantly putting it on the market. >> this is a stairway that leads to the canadian apartments. >> reporter: okay. and over here? >> u.s. >> reporter: you heard him right-- this house is literally in two nations at once, vermont and canada. the table on the floor of this upstairs room indicates approximately where the border is. selling a home that actually straddles two countries is proving to be a bit of a challenge. >> my ideal buyer is someone with dual citizenship. >> reporter: realtor rosemary lalime: >> it makes it more difficult because i have to make sure they have the right customs papers to own the property. >> reporter: the historic home was built in the early 1800s as a place to ease commerce between both countries. the nine-bedroom, five-bath estate is listed at $10 9,000 and needs about $600,000 in
repairs. there is one other sticking point. >> reporter. this door has to stay locked all the time? >> absolutely. >> reporter: bolted shut. >> you step out that door and you're in canada, off the property, and subject to be arrested. >> reporter: border patrol offices for both nations are right across the street. u.s. customs and border protections' troy rabideau: >> it's always something we need to be cognizant of, who is coming in, who is coming out. we do a pretty good job of monitoring it. >> i have a wonderful relationship with both sides. i feel equally u.s. and canadian. she slept in canada and he slept in the united states. >> reporter: demoulin does have dual citizenship, but that perk won't come along with the deed. michelle miller, cbs news, vermont. >> mason: you'll also have to pay property taxes in both countries. that's the cbs evening news. i'm anthony mason. good night.
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