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my thanks. coming up, holly jackson. >> good morning. we're in washington already seeing fireworks. there's no holiday for healthcare, angry voters ready to remount lawmakers. with some feeling the president, the closer in chief could be ignoring one of his best tools, his bully pulpit. we're eyeing another big promise from this president, changing how you pay taxes. a new scoop that one of the white house's top advisors is pushing a tax hike for the rich. and the picture everyone is talking about. this one. governor chris christie on the beach closed because of a government shutdown. thanks to nbc garrett hague kicking it off at the white
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house. let's focus on healthcare. the white house and senate republicans kind of don't seem to be on the same page. >> they really haven't been, hallie. part of it is from the president himself. he's been outspoken with problems with obamacare and need to repeal and replace it. he said far less about the specifics that republicans are working through and how it could potentially be helpful to his voters. republicans on the hill i talked to actually don't have a big problem with the fact the president hasn't been wading into the specifics of the bill. they like to negotiate these things themselves. where they get into trouble is when the president uses his twitter following, his enormous social media presence to what becomes unwelcome distractions. you look back over the last five day, the president has tweeted 12 times about a tax on the media and just one tweet on healthcare. that one tweet was when the president suggested they might split the repeal and replace portions of this bill, which is exactly the opposite what mitch
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mcconnell wants and essentially creates an off-ramp for republican senators who don't want to support the bill mcconnell is working on the needs to say this is our only option. how the president and republican leadership would like him to use his social media is rally support for what they do come up with, be that closer and try to convince americans when they do have a bill and deal that's the deal they need to get behind, not just the american people but in particular, the conservative senators who have balked at the original bill here and with whom the president has more influence, ted cruz, up for re-election next year. rand paul, who's been here to the white house to talk about this with the president several times. i don't know what we will hear with the president the rest of the day. he's not expected to be in front of the cameras. he is tweeting this morning. his most recent post splitting the difference between a media tweet and a substantive tweet,
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essentially daring us in the media, at some point the fake news will be forced to discuss our great jobs numbers, strong economy, success with isis, the border and so much else. essentially the ball is in his court there. as long as he's talking about healthcare -- talking about these issues and not engaging on these fused on the side senate leaders have to dive into, it's a lot easier for senate folks and for us to focus on those agenda items. >> garrett haake on the north lawn. thank you. >> we talk about healthcare and another big priority, tax reform. the white house wants to work with senate republicans the one garrett is talking about to not just healthcare but tax reform across the line. a new proposal coming up scooped this morning by axios. bannon pushes tax hike for the wealthy. that's interesting. joining us is jonathan swan,
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political reporter and the panel we have for the hour, white house correspondent for npr and for "politico." let's start with you. what does steve bannon want to do? >> he's been telling colleagues and associates outside the white house he wants the highest tax bracket to have a 4 in front of it. currently it's 39.6% on the highest income earners. bannon wants to raise that to pay for steep and middle income tax cuts. this is an idea that has basically no support in the white house. >> the republicans in the west wing. >> also last night, after i wrote this, i got a text from a senior official that said we killed that two months ago. i said, listen, bannon still wants it, feels it's the right approach, a. pu list idea. >> fits with the pop pulism the
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president ran on. not upscale, working class, used to be a vote for democrats and he sees that as the future of the party. >> let me ask you this. i can't imagine gary was not ticked off when he was reading your scoop. >> i can't speak to gary's mindset when he read this. he would not be in favor of this idea of the 35%. >> this is the proposal. >> to be fair, that proposal is very loses and subject to a lot of change. >> he wants to get tax reform done. that is the thing he wants to see happen this year. >> that is why he came to washington. he doesn't want milquetoast timid -- a few tax cuts. he's here for historic transformational. he wants 1986 reagan tax reform. he wants huge huge rate cuts, so does steve and to do that they say if we get your corporate
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rate into the teens, what are you willing to give up. that's the pitch they're make to a lot of groups? >> i see you nodding there. does this play into steve bannon's role of the populist promises even though it will infuriate a lot of republicans on the hill. >> there isn't a strong constituency for this on the hill as well as republicans in the white house. the president ran on this populist agenda. much of what he has done has not been populist, more what you'd expect from republicans on the hill. for instance the health bill is not a populist president trump candidate trump health bill, more cut taxes and cut medicaid. he did not run on cutting medicaid. this sort of bannon side project here is in line with the populism he talked about. >> i will add one thing, donald
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trump and people that spent time with him even in the last few weeks, he is quite sympathetic to the idea of rich people paying a little bit more. >> he talked about it publicly, openly. he's down with that. >> he is down with that. he always talks privately, not sure about publicly, when any new proposal comes, what does this mean for my people, our people. >> meaning his base? >> meaning his base. he's really obsessed with his base j rightly so. the problem with the first healthcare bill in trump's mind and in the minds of a lot of other people it wasn't good for his people. >> right. it hurt his base. >> you look at the healthcare bill, annie, some people were holding town halls and some weren't. this was a little bit of a morass. >> you know who didn't hold town halls was donald trump, like obama did when he was trying to sell obamacare, obama gave a
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speech before congress about healthcare, donald trump hasn't been doing any of those things. the point ant bannon, he doesn't have anything to lose. he looks like he's true to his principles, the base. as jonathan said if he doesn't get tax reform he's out. bannon would love that. if this will make it harder and throw mud in the water, great. >> we talk about presidential promises, tax reform was one of them. it feels to me having been on the campaign trail so long it was healthcare. they wanted to pay less taxes and wanted a simple tax code and it really was healthcare. you're seeing they're going after vulnerable 2020 republicans in the senate, not just guys up for 2018, the corey gardeners of the world, they see an opportunity there having learned a hard lesson, healthcare is not a single midterm fight, it will have repercussions down the road. i want to get your take on that
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strategy? do you think that will work for democrats? do you think that's a mobilization point? >> i think it's pretty potent. the healthcare is so toxic. we're seeing the polling on this. democratic operatives see this as the opportunity to tie the next generation of republicans. you see corey, a perfect example of. anyone you can put this slime on. they think of healthcare as a bucket of slime, how many people can we pour this slime on and how long can the slime stay on them? >> that's vivid imagery. thank you for that. >> what we've learned is when healthcare is purely partisan, when obamacare passed in a purely partisan way, if this were to pass in a purely partisan way, there's no buy-in across the board, it becomes that slime. >> annie. >> the democrats are in such disarray, i don't know what they're good at right now. >> what the defense is going to be. >> one thing they haven't done,
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healthcare isn't dead yet and we haven't seen democrats celebrating the way pelosi did early on. i think that they're is still fear it's not gone. >> the zombie bill will roar back to life. >> it did. the house bill looked like a zombie and then it was eating brains again. it came back to life. >> brains and slime, kids. we will have you. jonathan, thank you for sticking around today. and we have even more action overseas because the president is gearing up for g20, russia and talks in the middle east all on his agenda. what do we know and what does the u.s. need? next. ♪ you're gonna have dizziness, ♪ nausea, and sweaty eyelids. ♪ and in certain cases chronic flatulence. ♪
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so in just the last hour president trump had been set to speak with the leaders of germany and italy not long
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before he heads to europe for his second foreign trip and that crucial first face-to-face with russian president vladimir putin. the white house is not say doing too much for what's on the agenda for that meeting and specifically whether the president will or will not bring up russia's interference with the 2016 election. that is a huge story we're watching. ron allen is in bridgewater, not far from where the president is spending his fourth of july weekend. and secretary of defense for ukraine and eurasia joining us as well. ron, president trump has been working the phones over the long holiday weekend. fill us in on his conversations the last 48 hours or so. >> he has had conversations with the leaders of italy and france and germany and also saudi arabia. you mentioned the meeting
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between vladimir putin and the president on the sidelines. it will be interesting. what do the two talk about? do they talk about election issues? do they talk about syria? can the united states and russia get together on commonalty in syria and the coalition team making progress there. the other issue -- and ukraine, of course. and the other issue about the summit coming up, angela merkel and the president and who is the host of the summit and they have a strained relationship and she has been critical of the president's decision to pull out of paris accords and refuge issue and critical on his travel ban on refuges coming into the united states. the two of them are very much at odds on a lot of global issues. one way to think about it, angela merkel was president obama's favorite world leader much of the time he was in office there.
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that's the dynamic. president trump's america first policy and approach is something a lot of european leaders, particularly merkel have problems with because they're much more about free trade and globalization. there are anti-globalization protesters there already. it will be a busy couple of days for the president in germany. russia, turkey will be there, the fight against isis on the agenda and this dynamic between him and merkel is something to watch as well. >> we will talk about that with ron allen not far from bedminster. evelyn, let me start with the threat from north korea. that is clearly something that comes up when he heads overseas later on this week. give us where you think that conversation is going? >> first of all, he already agreed with the south korean president with whom he met last week, they will have a meeting with president abe -- sorry, prime minister abe on the side line. there will be a trilateral.
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we don't know what will come out of that. hopefully some agreement on strategy. we have obviously sanctions and something both the south koreans and japanese are fine with. chinese are nervous about that. >> and he's also set to meet with chi as well. i think the rhetoric needs to be cools and sanctions need to be amped up and they need to come to a strategy. how long do they put sanctions in place, do they give north korea a deadline? how much do they increase them and what are they going to say to the chinese? >> not just sanctions on korea, but others we talked about. we have this hugely important meeting. i don't think you can overstate it. >> whether it's a pull aside or sit-down. bilateral pull aside they call it. whether it's the chemistry. vladimir putin is an expert on the whole psychology of these
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kinds of interactions. we know, he's done a good job from afar woog our president before he got to the white house. he will try as much as he can to gain influence with the president of the united states through president trump. >> will he bring up the russia election interference. >> the national security advisor said there is no agenda. >> whatever he wants to talk about. >> you can be sure vladimir putin will have an agenda. >> the other thing they did say it's still early and not that it could be ruled out down the road. for now, sounds like there's not a strategic plan to talk about publicly. >> maybe talk about joe and mika. i heard there are a lot of white house officials concerned about this meeting and don't want an official pro bi-lat.
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it pushes the story of the ongoing fbi investigation to the forefront. another question, will trump bring up with putin not just the interference with the election, what's going on in syria, they made one actual strike and one threat to the assad regime, back by putin. will trump take him on about what he's doing in syria, another open president. >> this is a president who always said he wanted to work with russia with isis. you have -- evelyn, you were nodding during ron's report. the real tension with angela merkel. she said, these will not be easy talks. the differences are obvious and it would be wrong to pretend they aren't there. i simply won't do this. there are a lot of sticking points about climate change and the paris agreement. the first meeting between the two of them since what we saw the end of may which was awkward. >> it's going to be a chilly. >> i have to say, if i could, one thing in giving the
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administration the benefit of the doubt, they are taking president trump to poland first. i think that's important. that's a chance for him, we hope, to reaffirm the commitment to nato in article v, even if he does it in words before going to russia. we haven't talked about the fact that president poroshenko met with trump before putin met with him and on that day the treasury department did increase the sanctions and did add people and entities to the list. there are some good moves. i do agree his meeting with angela merkel will be tense because she's become the standard bearer for democracy and he's disappointing us in many small ways and hopefully insignificant ways she won't. hopefully she can whisper in his ear the way margaret thatcher
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did to george w. bush, don't get wobbly on us, you're the greatest democracy. >> what would you like to see happen for the week before i let you go. >> first, the trip was a break from the tweets and distractions. because they kept him busy and he was traveling. hopefully there will be a week of silence on that front. that's been overtaking a lot of important domestic issues. i'll be watching that putin meeting carefully for body language, for chemistry, stylistic and substantive issues that come out of that. >> there is that senate bill that passed that would tie the president's hands on sanctions with regard to russia. it will be interesting to see what the president does on this trip or when he gets back to make a case against that legislation being necessary. >> evelyn far kiss, thank you
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back now with a look at your morning headlines. the white house and senate republicans are struggling to find out how to move forward on
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healthcare after they get back from their fourth of july recess. they don't seem to be on the same page. administration officials say a deal is close but rand paul says they haven't gotten anywhere. 15 people killed after an isis attack in mosul today. they hid two female suicide bombers among a group of civilians trying to get out of the city. this shows what happened after a plane landed at the denver airport sunday. the engine burst into flames. people scrambling to get on the runway. 65 people on board. some taking video. luckily no one was hurt. >> who doesn't love a little beach action for the fourth of july. governor christie seems to with his family on the shore. that beach is closed to the public because new jersey's government is shut down. all 50 of the state's parks and rec areas are closed. tens of thousands of state workers set to be furloughed. the government talked about it
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and in his blunt way pretty no nonsense. >> governor, you look like you got some sun? >> i didn't, claude, but go ahead, i didn't get any sun today. >> my question -- >> next. excuse me, next. i'm done. we're talking about the closure of government and you're talking about your "tmz" stuff. >> your "tmz" stuff. he got no sun. let's just note the governor gets to go to that beach because the state has a house for the governor there and chris christie seems to care very little about the optics of it all. bob engels, best selling author of "chris christie," the inside story of his rise to power. you heard chris christie stay there he got no sun, the governor spokesperson presented with that photo saying he had a baseball hat on. that was his reason. what is your overall reaction to this.
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you've covered chris christie a long time. >> about 15 years. this is a boneheaded move. i think he is trying to show the president also in new jersey out for the holiday he can get headlines by doing ridiculous things as well. >> sam stein was on this network says chris christie is having a honey badger moment, he does not care, his approval rating is 15%, he's going to the beach if he wants to go to the beach. >> he's trying for single digits, i think, looks like what it is. he's going to be gone in six months and he's unhappy about a lot of things including his approval meeting. that's what he wants to show. back when jon corzine had the government shutdown, he said what he would do is go to the house and watch the mets. >> the governor at the beach and
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his family is there, why would he not spend the time with his family? >> he has the right to be there. the taxpayers pay for it. it's the optics of the thing. he's giving the big old middle finger to the optics. >> why the go. is shut down. christie wanted $300 million to pay the tab for people addicted to heroin and opiates to get treatment. he needed lawmakers to pass a bill forcing horizon to turn over the money. it sounds to me, and bob, weigh in here, the reason why all of this is happening in the first place why chris christie is on the beach during the government shutdown he wanted more money for opioids? >> that's what he said and they said this is just a money grab and back off and hadn't been pushing so much.
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like everything else in new jersey it's not what it appears to be. i also wrote a book called "the soprano state" about new jersey and the mob. this ha to do with a personal squabble having to do with a very powerful boss down south. >> bob, that is quite the tease. a lot of good info. >> things in new jersey are never what they appear to be. personal vendettas. people use government to get back at each other. that's a part of what's going on here. >> this is the richest thing i've ever seen. this goes down -- the new jersey photographer who decided to fly over and check should win a pulitzer. he has six months left. he doesn't care. he won't have a political future unless he joins the trump administration. chris christie has sort have been checked out a long time. he does a sports radio show every friday for a few hours.
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i think in some ways he's been over this looking for the next thing a long time. what people think of him -- >> doesn't matter at this point. >> opioids he is having the commission on addiction and treatment. that is moving forward. they missed a deadline but that really wasn't chris christie's fault. the white house hadn't yet named members of that commission. christie is taking that part of his job, not as governor, taking that very seriously. >> bob, i hear you want to jump in. >> it's never what it appears to be. there's more going on here than what people realize. >> bob, appreciate it. >> chris christie giving us something to talk about today. we're staying focused on states, those who won't hand over the information the president's integrity commission wants. we're looking at a rocky road
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you. guys, listen, i don't know if chris christie is watching msnbc right now but in the middle of the commercial he tweeted. new jersey beaches are open in 119 out of our 130 miles of coastline. come enjoy them but use sunscreen and hydrate. governor christie maybe trolling everyone a little bit, maybe out with a good warning for this fourth of july holiday. either way, worth noting. we're talking about states, not just new jersey but other states nearly half of them now opposing what the trump administration is trying to look into voter fraud. the election integrity commission and this morning sending outside a spokesperson to try to defend all of this. >> the commission is only asking for publicly available data in every state.
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various states have various laws that can and cannot be released and something they released to political parties on a regular basis. the commission is not asking for anything already out there in the public domain. >> some states are pushing back on that. in fact the white house wants information pretty sensitive. you're looking at a map which states are not going to comply fully for this request for things like dates of births, last four digits of social security numbers and information about past convictions and so on. we're joined by chris bowl son who served as director of analytics for the cruz presidential campaign. chris, hi. are you surprised at the reaction of some of these states not all just democratic states, but some republican states. >> i was a little bit surprised. this is information readily available and there are multiple companies on the market i could
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purchase this data from and frankly do. this is how we build out voter models talked about coming out of the last two elections. there are two type of groups making an issue out of it. the democrat partisans, and the second is states rights republicans like you hear in mississippi that are -- >> feisty about this. >> they can jump in the lake. >> go to the gulf of mexico. >> i don't think it would matter who is asking in his mind. but we can already get the information. and the social security is optional. we made that very clear. what's funny, jason cantor, the former secretary of state of missouri running around the country, i would never do this, you look in his office, it gave it over 400 times to the white house that requested it. >> why would they ask for it if it's already available. >> they want to match up whether or not a voter in missouri
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convicted of a felony in new york takes a national registrar database. that's the challenge. >> is this as some said they're concerned about the first steps towards potentially voter suppression? >> i don't think there's suppression that comes out of it. look at detroit, in 2016, 37% had more votes cast in them than voters registered. something is wrong. either voter registration wrong or people voting in areas that shouldn't. >> this was started after president trump said millions of people voted illegally, no evidence to support, the president never showed backup to his claims millions of people cast ballots illegally. >> so why don't democrats cooperate to prove him wrong. >> why don't they? >> it's a great fight for andrew cuomo and mcauliffe to say this will suppress the vote and we're not going to cooperate. this is fake news.
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even trump's first campaign manager, corey lewandowski when he said there had been voter fraud in new hampshire said that was no true. there was no evidence of that. >> here is not what is fake, i think is important. we've been doing a lot of reporting on reporting investigations team how to prevent russian interference in 2020. we heard back from dozens who almost all of whom said the administration has not been proactive telling them much how to make sure the next election is not messed with by moscow or whomever. the white house response is to point to this election integrity commission, let the election committee do its work and figure it out. this plays into the broader question of protecting our foundation voting systems in place. >> i'm not sure how the ability of moscow to hack into companies they could go to multiples places and purchase. there's nothing being requested
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here outside of the optional last four digit social security number that is not available for purchase in the open market. i think it's a strawman argument, what it gets down to. >> the question is, is this commission going to not just look at were there people voting in multiple states that sort of election fraud that has had minimal evidence of existing. are they also looking at, you know, what was russia or someone else probing into voter files? were they trying to change voter files or interfere in the election in a way that would have changed votes or were they trying to find a way to do it next time. i don't know the answer to this. is the commission actually going to look at how to prevent a foreign adversary from actually meddling in our elections in a way that gets beyonds propaganda. >> that is something that's will be done in all 50 states. not something they can prevent. to hack into the voter file and my voter registration, it would have to be stopped at the state.
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it's kept by the local states and not a federal voter register and nobody wants to get to that. >> and they point to this commission and in the early stages and let the commission do its work, this is the very beginning of the fact finding process. if it's on the state level they need support from the federal government they don't understand what the critical infrastructure stamp means and how to get help from the federal government, what do they do? >> they have to prevent the federal voting machines from being hacked and that's completely separate from this. i would reject the idea there is not voter fraud. there are too many cases or situations. >> millions of people voting illegally? >> there may not be millions, the harvard study found 5 million illegal votes cast in 2008. they haven't repeated that study because they got so much criticism after it. whether or not it was flawed or
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not was never really -- they came out afterwards and say we're not comfortable the way it was interpreted. having said that, if that close, half or 10%, that's a problem that could create a situation. you have 20 race is in the last 20 years in kansas have been decided by less than 50 votes. those are situations every time an illegal vote has cast is a moral issue because it does away with a legal vote. that's where i think the issue is. we have to make sure every legal vote is counted and accounted for. >> what will the white house do if these states don't cooperate? >> i don't know the answer to that. they're going to keep fighting it. chris might have a philosophical reason he wants to do this. trump really cares about it and goes to the fact he didn't win the popular vote and bugs him, he's obsessed him. for him, it's motivated not
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about future elections but proving something about the past election. >> chris, thanks for joining us, perhaps the only guest that speaks faster than me. annie, we will have you stick around. coming up, charge filed, have you heard about this, this road rage death in pennsylvania a 20-year-old man now surroundering after police say he -- surrendering after police say he shot and killed another driver just trying to merge. tel, i want someone that makes it easy to find what i want. gets it. and with their price match, i know i'm getting the best price every time. now i can start relaxing even before the vacation begins. your summer vacation is very important. that's why has great offers up to 40% off now through july 4th. find great deals now at booking.yeah! i own my own company. i had some severe fatigue, some funny rashes.
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gy we are looking at critical developments in a stunning road rage incident in pennsylvania. he is being held on charges in the death of a recent college graduate. he shot and killed the driver for trying to merge in a single lane. >> we've been following this story from the beginning in a desperate manhunt that ended about 30 hours ago. this is what police called the savage senseless brutal killing of a young woman about an hour outside philadelphia. that was 18-year-old bianca roberson, just graduated from high school, on her way home from a college shopping spree to get supplies and suddenly she was shot in the head in an act of road rage. >> we are here to announce murder charges.
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>> reporter: this morning the man behind bars in the death of 18-year-old bianca roberson and her anguished parents. >> this video showing how david jockeyed with her taught on a one lane highway. police say he shot her in the head and then drove away. >> this defendant wasn't happy with the way it was going so he pulled out a gun and killed this young woman. >> roberson's family, devastated. >> this person that took her took so much out of this world. >> reporter: just as authorities got close to identifying the suspect, he turned himself into police sunday morning. verngts recovered his red pickup truck and a 40 caliber gun like this at his home, his neighbors stunned. >> i never put two and two together. i didn't realize that was the vehicle they were searching for. >> i would never think david would do something like this.
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>> reporter: late sunday, a note outside the home he shared with his dad reading our hearts go out to the roberson family. >> she had a bright future. >> she did. >> reporter: that family miles away in shambles. >> what's wrong with people's minds that we flip out like that? >> she wasn't the type of person that would cause a person to want to shoot her. >> sadly, that family also lost a son four years ago behind the wheel due to a heart attack. he is in jail and set for a preliminary hearing. we did reach out to his defense attorney. he said he recognizes this is a tragic case but he did emphasize his client voluntarily turned himself in. >> morgan radford there keeping us on this devastating story. thank you. we're back in a couple moments with today's big picture. stick around. safety as much as you do.
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so if you are watching this show and also happen to be on your phone online, you may have seen a couple minutes ago president trump is back on twitter. he's not talking about what you might expect, whether it's the health care situation, whether it's the media. instead he's talking about a little boy named charlie gard. if we can help charlie gard as our friends in the uk and the pope, we would be delighted to do so. do you know who he is? do you this story?
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matt does, live to break this down. the president is wading into a situation that has made a lot of headlines in the uk. >> that's right. this isn't an issue you would have heard about in the united states. a big one here, protests and a lot of talk constantly about little baby charlie gard. he's a 10-month-old baby boy who has been afflicted by a very rare genetic condition. commonly referred to as mdds. you probably haven't heard of that disease. that's because some 16 children throughout the world are thought to have had it. it's a small number. it causes muscle weakness and brain damage. doctors believe baby charlie, unconscious at great mormon street hospital, only a few blocks from our bureau here. he will never again be able to see, hear, cry, swallow or really move. but charlie's parents have not been giving up. they have been fighting a legal
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battle against the national health service and government and doctors caring for baby charlie for the past several months. and now they had an offer to go to the united states where a doctor was going to give them experimental treatment. but charlie's parents managed to raise 1.3 million british pounds to care for the child and bring them to the united states. just today, just recently the past couple days, high court of human rights decided they were going to side with the doctors and british government and for bid charlie's two parents, who are in their mid-30s, from taking their child to the united states to receive experimental treatment. they decided that this would only be extending the agony of baby charlie. and so the two parents have now been hearing from world leaders, now the pope just today weighed in and said that charlie gard's parents should be allowed to accompany and treat their child until the end. just moments ago we heard from donald trump.
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he weighed in and offered to help these children. depending how you see, this depending really on your impressions of mr. trump before hand, you can either decide this is the president sellessly stepping in to help grieving parents experiencing terrible wrenching paper and a baby who has a very rare and very difficult to treat illness, or you can decide this is the president trying to use the grief of two parents and a small baby for polit gain and weighing into a situation that is really very much a national and european issue and not one that would expect anything from united states politician. again, this just depends how you look at it. >> again, can the president's support to bring baby charlie over to the united states change anything? could that play spot decision making by the government or no? >> look, he just mentioned this. i'm no attorney but seems like it would be very difficult to do that. at the end of the day, this is european court of human rights and british courts who decided they are not going to let this baby travel.
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it was just a couple days ago that the parents thought baby charlie was going to be taken off life support on friday. it was only just in the past couple of days that the great mormon street hospital again, just down the street from us, decided they would extend the life of the baby and the parents would be able to stay with the baby until it died naturally. >> live from london, thank you very much. joining us with final thoughts. guys, president on twitter, add bedminster for this holiday weekend. he made a brief cameo in new york saturday night talking about veterans for july 4th holiday. i'm curious over the next four days or so what you'll be watching for. what is on your mind now? >> i'm curious whether the president is going to sell the senate health care bill. his only tweet about it in days has been to undermine the process that mitch mcconnell is pushing forward to say maybe we could do something else. is the president going to sell this? is he doing to own it in a
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public way? >> i'm sort of obsessed with their going after the media this past week for saying we don't cover policy when i've been hearing from sources, not reporters but sources who say they don't get their phone calls returned from white house if they can call to weigh in on cuba, only if "politico" working on a story, that call gets returned quickly. i want to look at are they serious when they make this accusation we don't talk about policy. does anyone care about policy? >> thank you very much. by the way, nod to your festive attire for fourth of july. thank you very much. appreciate it. a new segment on this show we've been calling the big picture. may have seen it. an image we think tells a story. an important one or funny one or one that hasn't been covered enough. today's big picture comes to us from mosul where iraqi troops in the last phase of that trip to
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drive out isis. this is a fighter in the old city where islamic state is making their own stand but islamic forces getting them out. it will be significant if it happens. photographer here for this image from "associated press" on facebook, twitter and snapchat pages. i would love to hear your thoughts, too. respond to comments on all of it after the show. thanks for joining us for this hour of "msnbc live." i'm going to whip on back to the white house. i'll see you on "nightly news." more news with my colleague craig mel sin fresh off "today" show in new york. >> you're someone else working on a holiday, my friend. get back over to 1600. good afternoon -- i should say good morning craig melvin, msnbc headquarters in new york. twitter smackdown. president trump releasing this video showing him body slamming someone with cnn logo over his face. he goes after the media afternoon. why this time it's different. standing her ground,
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secretary of state says she will not be sending her state's voter data to a commission created by president trump. i'll talk to her live in just a few moments. beachgate. new jersey governor chris christie caught enjoying a beach that the state had shut down to the public. we'll tell you why that's landed the governor in hot water. good day to you. craig melvin from new york. president trump, social media firestorm using his favorite mega phone, twitter. once again, taking aim at his favorite target, the media. over the weekend the president posting this doctored video to tens of millions of followers where he's shown previouslying and punching a figure with a cnn logo on it. it's the latest in a series of attacks against the media. but despite widespread criticism over his tweet storm, president trump appearing to double down saying his use of social media is, quote, modern day


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