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>> good morning, america. this morning, blame game. democrats and republicans trading jabs over the government shutdown. >> this is utter madness. >> negotiating with president trump is like negotiating with jello. >> iconic monuments and parks closed with government workers bracing for furloughs. what will it take to make a deal? >> taking it to the streets. huge crowds gather across the country for the second women's march. thousands of people from politicians to celebrities rally for change as celebrities like natalie portman open up. about their own personal struggles. >> addressing the accusations. the embattled missouri governor speaking out about his extra marital affair.
his first interview since the scandal came to light. >> there was no violence. >> what he's saying about allegations of blackmail and hush money. >> we've got a combo of grid iron and glamor. will tom brady play? hollywood gearing up for the s.a.g. awards. kristen bell hosting. could it offer a hint on who will take home an oscar? >> we say happy sunday, everyone. good morning and welcome to day two of the government shutdown. >> welcome to day two. there's a live look at one of the casualties of the shut down. the statue of liberty closed because of the shut down. we have a live look this morning at capitol hill. members of congress are sleeping in this morning. they worked somewhat late last night. they'll reconvene in a few hours to try to resolve an impasse that's devolved into name
calling, blame shifting and accusations. >> they're sleeping in and they're still getting paid. president trump seen in the oval office working the phones. said democrats orchestrated the crisis to mar the first anniversary of his administration. our new poll shows the white house was facing problem. >> according to the new abc news washington post poll the president's over all job approval rating stands at 36%. nearly half say trump is not mentally stable. >> there is a little bit of good news for the president on russia. approval of robert mueller's handling of the investigation has dropped 8 points. >> we're covering all the angles this morning. george is standing by. let's start with david wright who's on capitol hill. >> good morning dan and paula as the government shutdown enters day two the president is up and tweeting saying great to see how hard republicans are fighting for our military and safety along the border.
th that gives you an idea of where we stand. >> reporter: this morning lady liberty on lock down. >> i think it's dumb on both sides. >> reporter: the ultimate symbol of a partisan battle over immigration so intense it has ground the federal government to a stand still. >> day one of the senator democrats government shutdown. >> reporter: republicans accuse the democrats of holding the nation hostage. for the sake of illegal immigrants. >> the senate democrats are basically conducting a 2-year-old temper tantrum. >> reporter: the trump campaign released this inflammatory ad suggesting the democrats will have blood on their hands. >> they'll be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants. >> reporter: the democrats accuse the president of negotiating in bad faith. >> negotiating with president trump is like negotiating with yellow. >> reporro
govern. >> he promised infrastructure and gave us a train wreck. now one-year anniversary, a big fat failure, f for that first year. >> reporter: one year after president trump vowed to end washington grid lock once and for all. >> the time for empty talk is over. now arrives the hour of action. >> reporter: instead of action there's a full scale government shutdown. many federal workers have been through this before. >> the longer we're out the longer it's going to take to catch up and the greater burden is going to be on tax payers. >> reporter: during the 2013 government shutdown citizen trump accused president obama of failing to lead. >> you have to get everybody in the room and you have to be a lead. the president has to lead. >> why isn't he following his own advice? >> i would say that's what he is doing. >> reporter: as of today the
idea of a bipartisan deal seems like a lost art in washington. >> we do some crazy thing ness washington. this is utter madness. >> reporter: last night the president skipped a black tie fund raiser at mar-a-lago. his son eric called into fox news from that event and said he thinks the shut down is good for the trump administration. >> you mentioned the trump administration released a new ad saying the democrats will have blood on their hands. if there are murders by illegal immigrants. they also tinkered with the voice message at the white house. if you call the white house you get a special message. what's going on there? >> that's right. this is one of the many ways the government shutdown weaponizes the normal functioning business of government for politics. if you call the white house, this is what you hear.
>> thank you for calling the white house. unfortunately we cannot answer your call today because congressional democrats are holding government funding including funding for our troops and other national security priorities hostage to an unrelated immigration debate. >> go figure. all any of us can do is hope with the rest of the country this thing is over quickly. dan and paula. >> we want to bring in george stephanopoulos with a look at what's ahead on "this week". let's talk about the shut down. neither side is willing to bulge. they're back at it today. consider the posturing from both parties. we heard the voice mail from the white house. we saw the trump ad campaign. do you think they'll get something done? >> they'll have to eventually. the government is not going to stay closed forever. the question is how long will it take. you can see the poll. people coming into this debate believe the president and republicans will be to blame by a wide margin. the white house believes they have the better argument going forward to this idea the democrats are holding the government hostage for illegal
immigration. what complicates that is that many republicans, at least four republicans did not vote to keep the government open either on friday. if republicans can get unified they might be able to figure out a way to get to the next step. my guess is what's most likely is you'll see some kind of extension reopening the government for a few weeks in return for some more negotiations over immigration and daca. they are not there yet. >> so this thing could keep going. let's gig -- dig into the abc "washington post" poll trump's approval rating historically low. also we have nearly half of americans questioning his mental stability and nearly two third rejecting his assertion he's a genius. how damaging is this dynamic? >> we've never seen anything like this before. one year into a presidency. the biggest problem for the president that is likely the biggest drag on republicans into the midterms. if democrats take over the house
the chances of president trump getting impeached in the house go up dramatically. that's one big concern right now. the other thing to look at here is combine the approval ratings with the president with the fact you have the most positive views on the economy in almost 20 years, 17 years, the fact the president's approval rating is that low when people have such a strong view of the economy should be a warning sign for the white house. >> real quick with the russia investigation, robert mueller's approval has dipped 8 points. is that a sign the strategy to discredit him is working? >> a little bit. i think many republicans in congress have convinced more republicans that robert mueller has problems with his investigation. in the end what happens with the investigation is going to depend on the evidence that robert mueller combines, not what's showing up in polls. >> george has a big show coming up.
heal get a response from the white house representative about the government shutdown. >> plus senator dick durbin part of the group trying to make a daca deal he'll weigh in on where things stand. as the president was ensconced in the white house protesters marched. >> celebrities, politicians joining the many marchers. eva pilgrim joins us in studio. what did you see? >> this isn't a new york or u.s. thing. there 250 marches expected. organizers dubbing it #weekendofwomen. >> reporter: across the country huge crowds, hundreds of thousands packing in calling for change. from philadelphia to san francisco, dallas to toronto, almost 200,000 people in new york alone. stretching as far as the eye can see, people lined up to march for blocks here in new york city. this year's march falling on the one-year anniversary of president trump's inauguration.
the president tweeting about his success. celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place. >> just marching for his future really. >> reporter: some protesting the president's policies. others joining the growing me too movement and time's up campaign as more women come forward breaking their silence on sexual harassment and assault. in l.a. celebrities turning out in force. natalie portman opening up about her own experience at 13 years old. >> small comments about my body to more threatening deliberate statements. they served to control my behavior through an environment of sexual terrorism. >> reporter: scarlett johansson taking ames at james franco. who recently denied allegations of sexual misconduct.
franco wearing a times up pin at the golden globes. >> how could a person publicly stand by an organization that helps to provide support for victims of sexual assault while privately preying on people who have no power. i want my pin back by the way. >> reporter: viola davis calling on all americans to stand up for each other. >> your job as an american citizen is not just to fight for your rights, it's to fight for the right of every individual. >> more marches are planned for today including a power to the polls march. that happens in las vegas. >> you saw some trump supporters. >> there were a handful of trump supporters. a lot of the people who were here were marching as part of that me too move. those two things don't exist opposite of each other.
>> thank you so much. >> appreciate it. >> we want to move to the governor of missouri fighting back after explosive allegations from an extra marital affair. >> the governor giving his first interview since the scandal broke. he's denying harsh claims against him as a criminal investigation is launched. erielle reshef is here with more. >> republican missouri governor eric greitens in the middle of a sex scandal. some people calling for him to resign. greitens said he's not going anywhere. >> reporter: embattled missouri governor eric guy tense in his first interview. >> this was a consensual relationship. >> reporter: now confronting bombshell allegations. and threats of violence that made him a target of a criminal investigation. >> there was no violence. this was all consensual. >> reporter: in a 2015 recording secretly made by her then husband the woman said during that encounter in his home
greitens bound her hands and blind folded and warned her to remain silent. >> there was no violence. there was no blackmail. >> reporter: greitens denying anyone associated with him paid the woman not to talk. >> those things are absolutely false. >> it's important to note we've not heard from the woman that was involved in the affair. we're hearing from her ex-husband. we need to hear from this woman. she knows what happened in that basement when he alleged taped her and took the nude photograph. >> reporter: the controversy a stain for the former navy s.e.a.l. a rising star in the republican party and married father of two. >> most importantly i'm a very proud husband and father. >> reporter: despite calls from some on both sides of the aisle to resign, the country's second youngest governor defiant saying i'm staying. >> the st. louis circuit attorney launched a criminal investigation. greitens maintains he's done nothing illegal. asked about his relationship
with his wife he said we're strong. he said he called all the law makers many missouri to apologize and posted an apology on facebook. >> let's check the rest of the headlines with dr. ron claiborne. >> dr. dan harris, paula, robert good morning. we'll begin in afghanistan where gun men stormed a hotel popular with guests in kabul. there was a 12 hour gun battle. six people killed and six others injured. 150 others rescued from the intercontinental hotel some using sheets to escape through windows. afghan forces they they killed all the assailants. the taliban has claimed responsibility for that attack. back in the u.s. house speaker paul ryan ordered an investigation that congressman pat meehan used tax dollars to settle a sexual harassment complaint. by a former female aid.
the speaker also removing meehan from a post on the house et i cans committee, calling on him to repay the money he used if he used it. meehan is denying the allegations. in california the death toll in santa barbara county has risen to 21. search teams finding a missing mother from montecito. two other people are still missing. evacuees are starting to return to area. officials are expected to reopen the main highway, 101, on monday. in nigeria police say two americans and two canadians have been released. the three men and one woman were rescued saturday. police is a no ransom was paid for their release. a suspect has been arrested. in chicago a woman known as the serial stow away has struck again. she was able to sneak on an
airplane in chicago's o'hare airport. she made it to london without a ticket or boarding pass. she's facing felony theft and criminal trespass charges. she's been caught doing this before in various cities. a couple in minnesota have turned their home into a shrine to their favorite team. guess who? it's the vikings kingdom. everything from throws to stuffed animals, christmas lights, even the christmas cabinets. >> not subtle. >> they started back in 1998 with a poster of randy moss. they've been buying everything vikings they can get their hands on ever since. that's a lot of stuff >> hard not to pull for the vikings. they've never won a super ball. >> it's easy to pull against the patriots. >> very much so. >> uh-huh. bowls. >> we'll talk next weekend. >> purple brightens up the room. .
across the country getting slammed. >> the death toll growing. chief medical correspondent jen ashton is going to break it all down for us by the numbers. good morning. the cdc just issued its most vent report. sadly, ten more pediatric deaths this week. tell us about it. >> right, dan. flu by the numbers up to 30 confirmed flu associated pediatric deaths in the season. we hear about this every year. it does not get easier. especially in this age group. it's a tragic situation. right now up to approximately 75,000 confirmed flu cases. most people aren't tested so the number is likely higher. >> physicians said they're seeing more patients that are sicker. what numbers do we have to keep in mind to avoid passing it on to others? >> the key thing is the time and distance, time you can spread the flu one day before you develop the symptoms and up to
five to seven days after your symptoms begin. in terms of transmitting the flu, the flu virus can travel up to at least six feet, that's by coughing, sneezing, breathing or talking. keep your distance. >> what about anti-viral drugs like tamiflu? >> we used to hear it was a 48 hour window. if you didn't start the medication then, it was basically ineffective. now there's data that it can be helpful even after that two day window. it can shorten your symptoms in terms of duration by one day. if someone has been exposed to a person who has known or suspected flu, data suggests it can reduce the chances of that person getting sick themselves by up to as much as 80 plus percent. multi-uses for those anti-viral medications. they are available in generic form. >> dr. jen ashton as always with tons of useful information.
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my sentences. >> you know what we're all thinking about the summer and moving on to a different season. unfortunately we're still in winter. we have an olympic update for you. taufatofua has qualified for his second olympics in two years in a new sport. the first tonga to qualify for skiing. only the second from his home country to qualify for an olympics. why should you know his name? you probably remember his entrance at the 2016 olympic ceremony. slathered in coconut oil. this is traditional in tonga. because he was shinier than medals, he sort of went viral. he'll be a cross country skier. he's been posting videos of his training in his last chance to qualify in iceland. he made the cut. here's what he told the olympic channel. >> i put in so much hard work every day. people don't see the hard work that goes behind it. they see the shiny guy with the flag. so much hard work was put in.
and we made it. >> he's very inspiring. if you're curious what he's going to wear he won't say. >> clothes. >> kind of poking fun at himself. his fish out of water moment. >> he's got a big endorsement deal from coconut oil companies. >> thanks so much, adrienne. still to come on "gma" the new twists on a billionaire couple from toronto. >> major changes in the s.a.g. awards. a key night in the run up to the oscars. how the ceremony will pay tribute to the women? >> "good morning america" brought to you by lyrica. brought to you by lir ka. overac. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i'm glad my doctor prescribed lyrica. for some, lyrica delivers effective relief for moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain. and improves function. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions, suicidal thoughts or actions.
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>> we want to welcome you back to "gma." a lot of headlines out of washington with democrats and republicans trading jabs as the government shutdown enters day two. all of this as thousands take to the streets across the country for the second women's march demanding equality and change. all of this while a newly released abc news "washington post" poll shows president trump's overall job approval at 36%. the lowest rating in modern polling for a president at this point. >> also happening the papal visit. pope francis wrapping up his visit to latin america, in peru. the pope is originally from argentina. he will meet with peru's bishops before departing for rome later this afternoon. turtle rescue. volunteers saving more than
1,000 turtles from the unusually frigid waters off florida's pan handle. these turtles were crippled by the cold. they're being sent to a marine rehabilitation facility. >> you guys looking forward to the s.a.g. awards? >> yes. >> we are. the s.a.g. awards could give us a big hint on who will take on the oscars. a look at the front runners as . >> i've got to watch all these movies. >> i have a stack to watch. >> you're a good s.a.g. member. the new questions about the deaths of a billionaire couple from canada. >> what appeared to be a murder suicide may be different. what's happening, ron? >> the couple found dead in their mansion in toronto hanged. the police have never called it murder or suspected murder.
now private investigators hired by the couple's family say there's evidence pointing in that direction. >> reporter: this morning a flurry of police activity in a toronto neighborhood amid a new twist in the mysterious and shocking deaths of one of the world's wealthiest couples, barry and honey sherman. a source telling cbc toronto private investigators hired by the family believe the pair was murdered by multiple killers. >> we're just going through our procedure. >> reporter: they were found hanged inside their $7 million home in december initially raising questions whether it was a murder suicide. the community stunned. >> they're great people. they've given to the community and done things for people. they've made people's lives better. >> reporter: the couple amassing a $3.2 billion fortune. thanks to their pharmaceutical empire. >> we started this in 1974 almost 40 years ago. >> reporter: known forgiving tens of millions of dollars to charitable causes.
>> we wanted to make sure future generation had a place they could call home. >> reporter: a real estate agent found the bodies hanging near this indoor pool. there was no sign of forced entry. cbc toronto reports the private investigators believe honey sherman's injuries reveal a struggle. the couple's wrists showing they may have been bound together. according to friends 75-year-old barry sherman and his wife were eagerly awaiting a trip to florida. the couple planning an upcoming party at their home in palm beach. toronto homicide detectives are recanvasing the neighbor. so far officially police say the sherman's death appear suspicious. >> i know that family is looking
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the midst of discussions on sexual harassment and pay inequity. chris connelly with more. >> the s.a.g. awards will be offering a manifestation of the me too movement in hollywood. each s.a.g. award will be presented by a woman. >> women have a strong powerful voice. their story telling matters. >> reporter: nominees expected to attend include james franco who has been responding to misconduct allegations made against him. >> if there's restitution to be made, i will make it. if i've done something wrong, i will fix it. i have to. >> reporter: this year's ceremony features for the first time ever a host, kristen bell. >> i immediately said yes. then i was like do i want to do that. it's so nerve wracking. then i was like take a risk. so i did it. we're going to have a lot of fun. >> reporter: it can be even more fun to, you know, win. on the film side will be "darkest hour's" gary oldman.
>> you cannot reason with a tiger when you're head is in its mouth. >> some other poor girl is out there being butchered right now. i'm gad you got your priorities straight. >> reporter: in female actor major support for francis mcdormand and allison janney and sam rockwell from "three billboards" will look to build on their golden globe wins. in best motion picture cast the "three billboards" triumph or a surprise would make the win "the shape of water's" number one rival in the bes prikt -- best picture category. for "good morning america," chris connelly, abc news los angeles. >> how many movies did we add to the list? coming up on "gma" something
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>> you guys hear the nfl play-offs kick off this afternoon? >> you're just hearing that right now, dan. >> i'm just hearing it now. it's on the teleprompter. >> breaking news. >> after today we'll know who is going to play in the super bowl. tony reali here to break it down. >> it's like i have to start with there's a sport called football. that's how this all starts. >> i'm glad you didn't show up with your red gloves. you would be questionable as to whether or not you would be on
the show. >> we'll see if i'll be able to do it. >> tom brady wears those red gloves to his press conference. there's a lot of uncertainty as to whether he was going to play. >> he wore them to a press conference. i don't think enough has been made of that. that's a michael jackson move. overnight we got to the bottom of it. we know now stitches in the hand. that's what the glove was protecting from or shying us from looking at. stitches in the hand. this game from an unfortunate bang up with a teammate rex burkhead. i hope the even keeled new england fans will cheer him on. a lot has been talked about what the fans might do to him. >> it was an accident. >> you're saying our fans aren't even keeled? >> well, they can be. >> why hide it? >> not the patriots way. they like riddles wrapped in mysteries inside bill belichick's hoodie. no laceration or dislocation. i think tom brady could wear the hamburger helper hand and still play. >> it's not going to help the
jags at all? >> the jags -- i think people didn't think they had a chance going into this game. i think they did. i think they have more of a chance now. they run the football and get to the quarterback. ask baltimore fans and the new york giants, who have beaten the patriots, that's how you get to the patriots. they call them sacson ville for a reason. if you sack them early, that's the game. >> the vikings after that amazing win over the saints, does that give them momentum going against the eagles? >> good question. i still have goose bumps watching this. there is this sideline camera show. i'm not sure if you guys saw this. there is a wall of sound here from the fans as he's crossing the goal line. it's incredible. >> wow. >> that might provide momentum. hosting the super bowl with your team in it, that's what the vikings have for the first time ever, that might give them momentum. the eagles are a good team.
this is a team playing with a chip on their shoulder. they think they're under dogs. people are telling them they're under dogs. they're wearing under dog masks now. the fans will be allowed masks in the stadium at philadelphia. that is a little questionable maneuver. i hope they can breathe with those on. >> and that game is in phillie. >> and they need gloves. we know who your picks are. why don't you tell us. >> momentum with the vikings means so much. hosting the super bowl means so much. even though philadelphia is the home of the under dog. yo, adrienne! >> yo, what's up? >> rocky balboa. rex burkhead has a touch down for that full story. >> i think he meant to say the patriots are going to win the super bowl. that's that. we'll be back with "pop news." ♪
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all with free car fax reports. >> it's pop, it's yo adrienne. how we doing? >> i love that. it never gets old. thank you to tony reality -- reality. thank you to tony reali, aka reality. here's a reality check we're sending out congratulations to ed sheeran whose life is now perfect. ♪ i love this song. it's going to be played at everyone's wedding and engagement party. happy engagement to girlfriend sherry seaborn. they've been dating for a minute, but on instagram he made it a minute. got myself a fiance just before new year. we're very happy and in love and our cat's are chucked. >> that's british slang for excited. >> that's very good dan harris. it means delighted or excited. congratulations. they have cats. they want kids. they went to high school together. they reconnected.
>> that's great. >> isn't that cute? >> that makes us all chucked. >> i want to play that song every day. >> it doesn't sound the same. >> you need an accent. moving on to still more news across the pond. a royal wedding update. meghan markle selected a wedding dress designer. we don't know who it is. she had her first fitting at kensington palace. >> she's chucked. >> dan. >> the word of the day is what dan just said. we're excited for her. i know they've got to plan the honeymoon. let's move on to the story everyone is going to be talking about. paw versus claw. are you a dog or cat person? a new survey looked at preferences. dog owners turn out to be twice as likely in finance. cat parents creative fields. dog owners get out of the house travel, go dancing. cat people wants to stay at home. >> that nails dan harris.
>> when it comes to television, dog people into romantic or adventure comedies. cat owners like documentaries, musicals. >> oh, my gosh it's dan harris to a tee. >> before i get to the last segment of our "pop news". who is a dog and who is a cat person? >> dog. >> dog. >> dog. >> both. >> you can't choose both. >> you have both. >> we have both. >> i prefer a dog. >> are you a dog person with the descriptions i said? >> very much so. i'm excited for the chowder. >> i'm definitely a dog person. let's more on it's national new england clam chowder day. a bowl full of goodness. in 1939 maine passed a bill that made it illegal to put tomatoes in chowder. >> that's awesome. that discriminatory against
manhattan. >> that's fantastic. >> that's legislative priorities. if those people were running washington, we wouldn't have a shut down. >> we wouldn't be hungry. >> thank you for joining us everybody. stay tuned for george with "this week" coming up soon. everybody. stay tuned for george with "this week" coming up soon. coming up on action news this sunday morning, go eagles! we are now just hours until the big game. we have live team coverage. >> plus we will get a look under the hood on some of the cars featured at this year's philadelphia auto show. >> it looks like another beautiful day with temperatures once again in the 50s. but we are tracking a little wet weather later this week. i'll have details later in the
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>> go eagles! >> fly eagles fly. >> eagles fans are pumped, excited and ready for a win. the birds take to the field tonight for the nfc championship game. >> security measures go into effect this afternoon on a part of police efforts to keep everyone safe as the eagles hopefully celebrate a wig bin tonight. >> plus the linc is prepped and ready to go. temperatures will be ideal. >> are you ready for some football? we are now just 9.5 hours and counting from the nfc championship game. >> the eagles are just one win away from heading back to the super bowl in more than a decade. to say the fans are excited that's an understatement. kickoff at 6:40. the birds have been prepping all week long for this very moment. they need