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new pick for labor secretary, but turned into a tirade on intelligence and fake news and campaign aide's contacts with russia. on a day when the president took control of his message, we have breaking news. two officials say republican operative is expected to be named to the white house communications director as soon as tomorrow. the cartel s are coming into the united states with drugs. we are becoming a drug infested nation. drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars. we are not going to let it happen any longer. we have undertaken the most substantial border security measures in a generation to keep our nation and our tax dollars safe. we are now in the process of
beginning to build a promised wall on the southern border met with general now secretary kelly yesterday and we are starting that process. and the wall is going to be a great wall. it's going to be a wall negotiated by me. the price is going to come down like it has on everything else i negotiated for the government. we are going to have a wall that works. we are not going to have a wall like they have now that is nonexistent or a joke. we ordered a crack down on sanctuary cities that refused to comply with federal law and harbor criminal aliens and we ordered an end to the policy of catch and release on the border. no more release. no matter who you are. release. we have begun a nationwide effort to remove aliens and gang members and drug dealers who pose a threat to public safety. we are saving american lives
every single day. the court system has not made it easy for us. we are even creating a new office in homeland security dedicated to the forgotten american victims of illegal immigrant violence of which there are many. we have taken action to keep radical islamic terrorists out of our country. though parts that are necessary and constitutional actions were blocked by a judge's in my opinion incorrect and unsafe ruling. our administration is working night and day to keep you safe, including reporters safe. and vigorously defending this lawful order. i will not back down from defending our country. i got elected on defense of our country. i keep my campaign promises. our citizens will be very happy
when they see the result. they already are. i can tell you. extreme vetting is in place in many places. we had to go quicker than we thought because of the bad decision we received from a circuit that has been overturned at a record number. i've heard 80%. i find that hard to believe. that's a number i heard. i think that circuit is in chaos and that circuit is frankly in turmoil. we are appealing that and we are going further. we are issuing a new executive action next week that will comprehensively protect our country. we will be going along the one path and hopefully winning that at the same time we will be issuing a new and very comprehensive order to protect our people. that will be done sometime next week towards the beginning or
middle at the latest part. we have began construction of the keystone pipeline and dakota access pipelines. thousands and thousands of jobs. put new buy american measures in place to require american steel for american pipelines. in other words, they build a pipeline in this country and we use the powers of government to make that pipeline happen. we want them to use american steel. and they are willing to do that. nobody ever asked before i came along. this order was drawn and i said why aren't we using american steel. they said that's a good idea. we put it in. to drain the swamp of corruption in washington, d.c., i have started by imposing a five-year lobbying ban on white house officials. a lifetime ban on lobbying for a foreign government. we have begun preparing to
repeal and replace obamacare. it's a disaster, folks. it's a disaster. you can say oh, obamacare. they fill up our alleys with people that you wonder how they get there. they are not the republican people that are representatives and representing. we have begun preparing to repeal and replace obamacare and are deep in the midst of negotiations on a very historic tax reform to bring our jobs back. we are going to bring our jobs back to this country bigley. it's already happening. bigley. i have worked to install a cabinet over the delays and obstruction of senate demonstrates. you have seen what they have done over the last long number of years. that will be one of the great cabinets ever assembled in american history. you look at rex tillerson is out there negotiating right now.
general mattis i mentioned before. general kelly. we have great, great people with us now. we have great people. among their responsibilities will be ending the bleeding of jobs from our country. and negotiating fair trade deals for our citizens. now look. fair trade. no free, fair. if a country is taking advantage of us, we won't let that happen anymore. every country takes advantage of us. almost. i may be able to find a couple that don't. for the most part, that would be a tough job for me to do. intel just announced they will move ahead with a plant in arizona that probably was never going to move ahead with. that will result in at least 10,000 american jobs. wal-mart announced it will create 10,000 jobs in the united states just this year because of
our various plans and initiatives. there will be many, many more. many more. these are a few we are maim naming. other countries have been taking advantage of us for decades. decades and decades and decades, folks. we are not going to let that happen anymore. not going to let it happen. one more thing. i have kept my promise to the american people by nominating a justice of the u.s. supreme court, judge neal gorsuch who is from my list of 20 and who will be a true defender of our laws and constitution. highly respected. should get the votes from the democrats. you may not see that, but he will get there one way or the other. he should get there the old fashioned way. he should get the votes. this last month represented an unprecedented degree of action on behalf of the great citizens
of our country. again, i say it, there has never been a presidency that has done so much in such a short period of time. we haven't even started the big work. that starts early next week. very big things will be announced next week. we are just getting started. we will be giving a speech in melbourne, florida at 5:00 p.m. hope to see you there. with that, i just say god bless america and let's take some questions. >> when we come back, what president trump said about michael flynn and why he fired him as national security adviser. . now with taxes and fees included. get 4 lines of unlimited lte data for 40 bucks each. all unlimited. all in! switch to t-mobile today. america's small business owners. and here's to the heroes behind the heroes,
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he respectfully gave it. he is a man who there was a certain amount of information given to vice president pence who is with us today. i was not happy with the way that information was given. he didn't have to do that because what he did wasn't wrong. what he did in terms of the information he saw, what was wrong was the way that other people including yourself in this room were given that information. that was classified information given illegally. that's the real problem. you can talk all you want about russia which was all a fake news fabricated deal to try to make up for the loss of the democrats and the press plays right into it. i saw a couple of the people that were supposedly involved and they never were in russia and never received a phone call.
it's all fake news. all fake news. go ahead. >> [inaudible]. >> when i looked at the information i said i didn't think he did anything wrong. he was coming into office and he looked at the information and he said that's fine. that's what they are supposed to do. he didn't just call russia. he spoke to both ways i think there were 30 some odd countries. he was just doing his job. the thing is he didn't tell our vice president properly and then he said he didn't remember so either way it wasn't very satisfactory to me. and i have somebody that i think will be outstanding for the position. that also helps, i think, in the making of my decision. he didn't tell the vice president of the united states the facts and then he didn't
remember. that was not acceptable to me. yes. >> since you brought up russia, i'm looking for clarification. did anyone from your campaign communicate with members of the russian government and intelligence and what were the nature of the conversations? >> the "new york times" wrote a long front page story yesterday. it was very much discredited as you know. it's a joke. the people mentioned the story. i noticed they were on television saying they never spoke to russia. they were not a part really. that was such a minor part. i had not spoken to them and the one person said i don't think i have ever met him. he said he was a very low level member of a committee for a short period of time.
he thought it was a joke. he never received a call and look at the phone records and et cetera, etc. the other person thinks he knew. i don't think he represented russia. he knew that he represented various countries. that's what he does. people know that. that's a metaphor. he is a respected man. he's a respected man. i think he represented the ukraine or ukraine government or somebody. people knew that. everybody knew that. and he said that he has absolutely nothing to do and never has with russia. he said that forcefully. i saw his statement. he said it forcefully. the papers don't print it because it's not good for their stories. the three people they talked about all totally deny it and i can say speaking for myself, i own nothing in russia. i have no loans in russia. i don't have any deals in russia. president putin called me up
very nicely to congratulate me on the win of the election and then called me up extremely nicely to congratulate me on the inauguration which was terrific. so did many other leaders. almost all other leaders from almost all other countries. that's the extent. go ahead. >> mr. president, you said today that you have the biggest electoral margin since ronald reagan with 306. president obama got 365 and george h.w. bush 426 any when he won. why should americans trust -- >> i was given that information. we had a very, very big margin. >> why should americans trust you when you accuse the information they receive of being fake when you are providing information that is fake. >> i was given that information. actually i have seen that information around.
it was a very substantial victory. do you agree with that. >> you are the president. >> that's a good answer. >> thank you, mr. president. i want to get you to clarify an important point. can you say definitively that nobody on your campaign had contact with the russians during the campaign and is it fake news or are these real leaks? >> the leaks are real. you wrote about them and reported on them. the leaks are real. you saw it. the leaks are absolutely real. the news is fake because so much of the news is fake. the one thing i felt it was important to do and i hope we can correct it. nobody i have more respect for than reporters. good reporters. it's very important to me. especially this this position. it's very important. i don't mind bad stories. i can handle a bad story better than anybody.
as long as it's true. over a course of time i make mistakes and you write badly and i'm okay with that. i'm not okay when it is fake. i watch cnn and it's so much anger and hatred and just the ha hatred. i don't watch it anymore. he is saying no. you will have your chance. >> if i may follow-up on the questions that have taken place so far. i don't know which microphones to hold. >> the ratings are not as good as the other people. >> they are pretty good right now actually. if i may ask, you said earlier that wikileaks was revealing information about the hillary clinton campaign in the election cycle and you welcomed that. at one rally you said you loved wikileaks and another press conference you called on the russians to find the missing 30,000 e-mails. i'm wondering, sir. >> she missing 33 and that got
extended. >> maybe my numbers are off. >> i said 30, but it was higher. >> it sounds as though you do not have much credibility when it comes to leaking if that's something you encouraged in the campaign. if i may ask you. >> let me do one thing. >> yes, sir. >> in one case you are talking about highly classified information. in the other case you are talking about john po defta saying bad things about the boss. if he said that about me, i would fire him so fast your head would have spun. he said bad things about her. it wasn't classified. regardless if you look at the rnc, we had a very strong -- at my suggestion and i give reince great credit for this. at my suggestion because i know something about this world, i said i want a very strong defensive mechanism. i don't want to be hacked. we did that. you have seen that they tried to
hack us and they failed. the dnc did not do that. if they did it, they could not have been hacked. they were hacked and terrible things came in. the only thing i think is unfair is some of the things were -- when i heard some of those things, i picked up the papers and said this was going to be front page and it wasn't in the papers. again, if i had that happen to me, it would be the biggest story in the history of publishing or the head of newspapers. i would have been the head loin in every newspaper. think of it. >> if i may follow-up on that, something that jonathan said, the leak is real and the news is fake. there is a disconnect that the information is real, how can the stories be fake? >> you know who it is? here's the thing. the public reads newspapers and see television. they don't know if it's true or
false. they are not involved. i'm involved. i have been involved with this stuff all my life. i'm involved. i know when you are telling the truth and when you are not. i see many, many untruthful things. what else i see is tone. you know the word, tone. the tone is such hatred. i'm not a bad person, by the way. the tone is such -- i get good ratings, you have to admit. the tone is such hatred. they will take this news conference and i'm having a good time. that's the way i won. remember i used to give you a news conference every time i made a speech. that was every day. i won with news conferences and probably speeches. i didn't win by people listening to you people. i'm having a good time. tomorrow they will say donald trump rants and raves at the press. i'm not ranting and raving. i'm telling you that you are dishonest people. i love this.
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>> president trump covering a lot of issues in his news conference including the latest provocations by russia. >> there was a ballistic missile test. >> not good. not good. >> between the two countries and a russian plane. >> not good. >> i listen to you during the campaign. >> excuse me. when did it happen? it happened when -- if you were putin right now, you would say we are back to the old games with the united states. there is no way trump can ever do a deal with us. you have to understand. if i was just brutal on russia right now, people would say isn't that wonderful, but i know you well enough. then you would say he was too tough. he shouldn't have done that. >> the orientation to those. >> excuse me just one second. all of the things you mentioned
are recent. probably putin assumes he is not going to be able to make a deal with me. it's politically not popular to make a deal. hillary clinton tries to reset and it fails. they all tried, but i'm different. >> how are you interpreting the moves. >> just the way i said. >> any advise or counsel on how to deal. >> i am so beautifully represented and honored that the senate approved him. he will be fantastic. >> is putin testing you, do you believe? >> i don't think so. putin probably assumes he can't make a deal with me because politically it would be unpopular for a politician to saying that. i can't believe i'm saying i'm a politician. i guess i am now. we are not going to make a deal. i don't know that we will make a deal. we might or might not. it would be easier for me. the tougher i am on russia the better. i want to do the right thing for the american people and to be
honest, secondarily, i want to do the right thing for the world. if russia and the united states actually got together and got along and don't forget, we are a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. no upside. we are a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. i have been briefed and one thing about a briefing that we are allowed to say because anybody that ever read the most basic book can say it, nuclear holocaust would be like no other. they are a very powerful nuclear country and so are we. if we have a good relationship with russia, that's a good thing. >> can i ask you, thank you very much mr. president. >> where are you from? >> bbc. >> another beauty. >> it's a good line. impartial, free, and fair. >> yeah, sure. just like cnn.
>> on the travel ban, would you accept that that was a good example of the smooth running of government. >> i do. i know who you are. just wait. let me tell you about the travel ban. we had a very smooth roll out of the travel ban. we had a bad court. we had a bad decision. a court had been overturned and may be wrong, but i think it's 80% of the time. a lot. we will keep going with the decision and put in a new executive order next week sometime. we had a bad decision. that's the only thing that was wrong with it. you had delta with a massive problem with their computer system at the airports. you had some people put out there and brought by nice busses and put out at various locations. despite that, the only problem we had was a bad court. we had a court that gave us what i consider to be with great respect a bad decision.
very bad for the safety and security of our country. the roll out was perfect. >> i want to find a friendly reporter. are you a friendly reporter? watch how friendly he is. go ahead. >> so first of all some of my colleagues have been reporting and i haven't seen anybody in my community accuse either yourself or any of the staff of being anti-semitic. we understand you have grandchildren, however we are concerned about and what we haven't really addressed is an up tick on anti-semitism and how the government is planning to take care of it. there is a report out that 48 bomb threats have been made against jewish centers in the last couple of weeks and people who are committing anti-semitic acts or threatening to.
>> he said he was going to ask a simple and easy question and it's not. not a simple or a fair question. sit down. i understand the rest of that. here's the story. number one, i am the least anti-semitic person that you have ever seen in your entire life. number two, racism. the least racist person. we did very well relative to other people running as a republican. quiet! quiet! he lied about asking a very straight simple question. so welcome to the world of the media. let me just tell you something. i hate the charge. i find it repulsive. i hate the question because people that know me -- you heard the prime minister. you heard netanyahu yesterday. he said i have known donald trump for a long time and he
said forget it. you should take that instead of getting up and asking an insulting question like that. go ahead. >> thank you. i'm lisa. >> it shows you about the press. that's the way the press is. >> thank you, mr. president. bbs news hour. on unusual security and immigration, can you give us details on the executive order you planned for next week and the broad outlines? >> very fair question. >> in addition, on the daca program for immigration, what is your plan? do you plan to continue it or end it? >> we will show great heart. daca is a very difficult subject to me. it's one of the most difficult subjects i have. you have these incredible kids in many cases. not in all cases. some of the cases they are gang members and drug members. you have absolutely incredible kids. mostly. they were brought here in such a way -- it's a very, very tough
subject. we are going to deal with daca with heart. i have to deal with a lot of politicians and convince them what i'm saying is right. i appreciate your understanding on that. the daca situation is a very, very difficult thing for me. i love these kids. i love kids. igrandkids. i find it hard doing what the law says to do. the law is rough. i'm not talking about new laws. the existing law is very rough. very, very rough. as far as the new order, the new order is going to be very much tailored to what i consider to be a bad decision. we can tailor the order to that decision and get just about everything and in some ways more. we are tailoring it now to the decision. we have the best lawyers in the country working on it and the new expectative order is being
tailored to the decision we got down from the court. go ahead. this is going to be a bad question, but go ahead. i enjoy watching you on television. >> thank you so much. mr. president i need to find out from you, you said something as it relates to inner cities. that was one of the platforms. fixing the inner cities. what will be that fix and your urban agenda as well as your hbcu executive heard that is coming out this afternoon. it wasn't bad, wasn't it? >> that was very professional and very good. we will be announcing the order and i would rather va the order speak for itself. it will be good for everybody concerned. we will talk to you after that. as far as the inner cities, i was strong on the inner cities in the campaign. it's probably what got me a higher percentage of the african-american vote than a lot of people thought i was going to
get. we did much higher than people thought. including the hispanic vote that was also much higher. if i might add, including the women's vote which was much higher than people thought i was going to get. we are going to be working very hard on the inner cities having to do with education and crime. we are going try and fix as quickly as possible. it takes a long time. it took 100 years or more for the places to evolve and they evolved many of them very badly. we will be working hard on health and health care. very, very hard on education and also we are going to be working in a stringent way on crime. >> when you say the inner cities, will you include the cbc in your conversations with your urban agenda and inner city agenda? >> include who? >> the congressional black caucus. >> you want to set up the meeting?
>> no -- >> set up the meeting. set up a meeting. i would love to meet with them. it's great. the congressional black caucus. i think it's great. i thought i had a meeting with congressman cummings and he was all excited and then he said i can't move. it might be bad for me politically. i was set to have the meeting and he was all set. i spoke to him on the phone. very nice guy. >> i hear he wanted the meeting as well. >> we called and called and they can't make a meeting with him. every day i walk in and said i would like to meet with him. i want to solve the problem. he was probably told by schumer or some other lightweight, he was probably probably told don't meet with trump. it's bad politics. >> the pick for labor secretary turned into must see tv.
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here to discuss we have leon wolf, the managing editor of the blaze news. so good to have you on. welcome to the panel. mr. wolf, i hope you enjoy it here. sally and i'm going to say nobody touch me. >> you know all the other black people. you can check with them. >> come on, guys. >> at the black people meeting. we had one. they called to see. >> i thought i have to say my first interaction before we get to it, my first reaction afterwards was that was fascinating. i did give him some credit for -- you may not have liked his answers. >> it was one of the most entertaining things i have seen in politics and i would find it funny if not so terrifying.
i didn't realize a dumpster fire could set itself on fire. he poured gas loan on the fire and threw fireworks on it. it was unbelievable. the problem is it's working. let's pay attention. 24 hours ago, it's hard to remember, but 24 hours ago we were transfixed by reports that according to the intelligence community, several members of the trump campaign carried on reports of what they said were constant contact with russian intelligence and now 24 hours later, we are no longer talking about that because mr. trump went on air and committed this act of buffoonery and distracted us all. well done. >> stop hugging the panel and stop touching me. you have to admit it was a confusing attempt and raised more questions about what that's he has to hide. even shepherd smith commented.
>> he keeps repeating ridiculous throw away lines that are not true and avoiding this issue of russia as if we are some kind of fools for asking the question. really? no, sir, we are not fools and we demand to know the answer to this question. you owe this to the american people. >> there was a lot of deflecting. what do you think? >> it's just funny. i feel like it's a tale of two viewers. it reminded me that some on the left saw one thing and you had people like me and people who voted for trump see something different. sally walked away from this thinking it was a disaster. a lot of trump supporters saw that and said this is a president who has done something no president has done before. they tell the truth for most of it. what did he lie about? >> are you kidding? >> i thought he said the leaks were true and reporting about
the leaks were fake news. that is impossible. that's impossible. he said the leaks were true and that. >> it's not true. >> he lied about it. >> you will get to the other panel. i will get to you. why would he fire the man and ask for has resignation? >> we are getting off topic, because he said this was a deflection from russia. it was right. it was brilliant to say this and the media will be talking about something else. why fire the man if it's not true. >> he misled the vice president of the united states. >> what about the american people? >> he misled the vice president of the united states. if he had not misled him and owned up to the fact, i talked about sanctions, president trump said no problem. >> if he didn't know about sanctions, right? >> yeah, and what's fascinating is we know how he was told that
flynn lied to pence a month ago. it seems clear to me that what he fired flynn for is the media reported on the fact ha he lied to pence. that's the best sense i can make about the series of questions that is a bizarre way for a guy who prides himself on running his ship with loyalty. with fake news and mike flynn has been treated so unfairly which he said five or times, why not stand by the guy and say you people in the media treated him very unfairly and i don't think he did anything wrong and i will stand by him. that would be a trump thing to do for strength and loyalty. >> i think donald trump care more about what the media thing thinks than about loyalty. that's so badly his ratings were bad and sad. he had to let flynn go.
flynn is on the totality of the issue. the real issue is the connections to russia and the things we don't know. we need a select committee to investigate this. we need to know how deep the rabbit hole goes. >> hold that thought, please. we'll be right back. across new york state, from long island to buffalo, from rochester to the hudson valley, from albany to utica, creative business incentives, infrastructure investment, university partnerships, and the lowest taxes in decades are creating a stronger economy and the right environment in new york state for business to thrive. let us help grow your company's tomorrow - today at esd.ny.gov . . .
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asked about anti semitism today and here was the president's response. >> he said he was going to ask a simple, easy question. and it's not. it's not. not a simple and fair question. here's the story, folks. number one, i am the least anti semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. number two, racism. the least racist person. he lied about he was going to get up and ask a straight, simple question. you know, it's welcome to the world of the media. but let me just tell you something.
that i hate the charge. i find it repulsive. >> okay. so and then part of it he said i know what you're going to ask. sit down. then he said shut up once. leon, what did you think of his response? >> well, i want to start off by saying i don't know what's in donald trump's mind and heart. i don't think anybody does. i don't know what he internally feels or thinks about jewish people or any other race of people. i will say that he has done a tremendous job of signaling to people whether intentionally or unintentionally who do dislike jews in particular that he is on their side, and these people are used to being disowned and treated by politicians with this sly wink and nod and inl not with you. they're used to being spoken to in code and not dealt with directly. they understand that, and so whether it's intentional or not, he's done it. i see it myself all the time on twitter. i'm not even jewish, but i have
a name that i guess sounds kind of jewish. every time i retweeted from maybe jake tapper from your network, i get millions of mentions from people calling me every ethnic slur in the book, and some i have to look up on urban dictionary to find out what they mean. and i think that the way that he answered this guy's question, shut up, sit down, sadly, i think will be taken as a signal to those people whether or not he meant it. >> the problem is he didn't answer the question. it was a question about systemic anti semitism and the dozens of attacks and threats of attacks that have happened, and he didn't answer that. he did what donald does. he took it personally. number two, look, the anti-deaf nation league found a rise in anti semitic trolling corresp d corresponded with the rise of his campaign. weeshd deal with this.
>> why is it hard for him to answer that question. he was asked at a press conference earlier in the week. he had trouble with that question as well. >> i didn't think he has trouble with it. look, yesterday he just stood next to benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister of israel who said this man is nothing of the sort. basically, disowned his own reporter from israel who suggested he was anti semitic. >> the question wasn't about donald trump being anti semitic. it was about the rise in anti semitism. >> the implication was that somehow what leon said the implication was that somehow donald trump has encouraged anti semitism which is retickulation. did he encourage it when he had a jewish daughter or a jewish son-in-law or when he stood next to the prime minister of israel and fought for them. >> donald trump has a habit of making everything about him. again, this question around anti
semitism was not about him. it was about reports that have been widely reported in the media about jewish people who have been targeted. i think the problem is here that we have a president who is so inwardly focussed on himself that he can't see past the front door, and that is what we saw in that press conference today. for the record, i was at the barbershop while it was on. and there were trump supporters in there, and they were floored. mouths open. i was like pick your mouths up, you know you voted for donald trump. >> thank you, everybody. have a good night. when you find something worth waiting for, we'll help you invest to protect it for the future. financial guidance while you're mastering life. from chase, so you can.
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remember when comedy meant males doing jokes about females ? like wives and mothers-in-law. well, the tables have turned. >> the idea that chicks aren't funny, i hate to tell you, it's still very much a thing. >> there are some people that can't get their heads around what they don't know. >> i said i wanted to be a comedian. she said, or maybe it's better if you just die. >> i think they thought of women as a different species. >> very few ladies are capable of being comedian. so every writer, here's somebody who thinks she can do it. >> this is a great argument that women are doing much better work than men. >> you're welcome.
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