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>> the ayes are 49. the nays are 51. the motion is not agreed to. the amendment is not agreed to. >> john mccain cast the deciding vote, joining two other republican senators opposed to the bill. that was susan collins of maine and senator murkowski of alaska. >> mitch mcconnell said it was time to move on. >> imagine many of our colleagues on the other side are celebrating, probably pretty happy about all this. but the american people are hurting. and they need relief. >> mcconnell's partisanship prompted this response from chuck schumer. >> i would suggest we turn the
page. we turn, it's time to turn the page. i would say to my dear friend, the majority leader, we are not celebrating. we are relieved that millions and millions of people who would have been so drastically hurt by the three proposals put forward will at least retain their health care. >> it may have been late in the evening, but donald trump was up dwighting. this is what came out. three republicans, 48 democrats let america down. as i said from the beginning, let obamacare imblowed, then deal. watch! >> from the university of california los angeles, and a democratic strategist, matthew lipman, john thomas and our correspondent on capitol hill who's been watching this drama unfold, ryan nobles, let me start with you, what a dramatic night. bring us up to speed if you can.
>> reporter: you laid it out very well there, isa. this is not what normally happens in washington, d.c. particularly on capitol hill. these votes usually go exactly the way that leadership in the senate plans them to go. but that's not what happened here tonight. and this vote has been in doubt for some time. mitch mcconnell has tried every which way to get some form of obamacare repeal on the floor that would just get 50 republican votes. that's all he needed to get it passed, and he has been turned down at every single opportunity, and the most dramatic being tonight. and the person at the center of this drama was senator john mccain, this after coming into washington quite dramatically at the beginning of the week after learning of a diagnosis of an aggressive form of brain cancer. he came all the way to washington to be involved in it this process, to cast a ballot in this situation. he initially voted to move the
vote to the floor. but gave a dramatic speech saying that they needed to find more bipartisanship and work together. and when the process wasn't heading in the direction he wanted it to, he was the person who cast the vote that eventually doomed this particular bill. now the question is, what happens next. as you guys mentioned, the majority leader, mitch mcconnell says it is time to move on. he put the onus on democrats to come to the table with some sort of idea of their own. but there's a good chance that senate republicans start talking about other things, like tax reform and infrastructure. things they think they can get some wins, but this does not end the problem of health care here in the united states. even though donald trump's been very critical of the affordable care act, he is right in that there are some real problems with that bill. even democrats acknowledge that. but it appears at this time and place, that republicans and democrats cannot get on the same page to pass something that will solve that problem. so we're back to the drawing
board i guess is the best way to put it. >> back to square one. a couple issues, maybe more details if you could clear up during the night. apparently, chuck schumer knew that mccain was going to vote this way a few hours before the vote actually went ahead. i think can you confirm that. also mcconnell clearly looked very upset, there's some reports that he may have been in tears at one point. did you see? what can you tell us? >> reporter: i never actually saw whether he was in tears, but i would tell you, just kind of looking at the body language of senator mcconnell, he's a pretty stoic person. he's somebody never that high or never that low, but when he delivered that final speech today he turned and faced his republican colleagues and looked them right in the eye and said you essentially let us down, that we made a promise to the american people that we were going to repeal and replace obamacare. this was an important step in that process, and you guys didn't do it. and now we've got to come up
with some sort of a plan, and you usually don't see him get that animated, and he was clearly upset by what happened here. now in terms of chuck schumer, you know, they were, you know, kind of holding back their glee tonight on the senate floor. they, i think even many of them were surprised that this turned this way. but we heard from a number of democratic senators from our cnn team that was outside the chamber that said you know basically mccain was dropping hints all week long that he was letting democratic senators know that he was unhappy with the republican bill, that he wanted to see some serious changes put in place. and in order for the bill to get his support. and those never came. and that was among, chuck schumer was among those who alluded to that. and i want to make but very important point about what happened here tonight. this was a bill that senate republicans, almost all senate republicans never wanted to see become law. it was simply a vehicle to get to the next stage of the
legislative process where members of the other house, the house of representatives would come together with members of the senate and come up with some sort of a compromise bill that both sides could pass. but john mccain in particular was so concerned that the house might just pick up the bill and pass it, and he did not want to see it become law, that he voted it down tonight. he essentially didn't trust speaker paul ryan to deliver on that promise to get the bill to the conference. the end result was that the bill did not pass. >> the failure of health care, i think a lot of people thought was coming, john mccain, dashed back risking his life to get to capitol hill. we go to our panel now. john, it did seem like after three days of debate, amongst the gop, there was suddenly this realization that a bill can be a law. and they panicked. and they were terrified that this bill that would take away health insurance and increase premiums by 20% could become the
law of the land. >> here's bottom line. senator mccain betrayed the republican party. what he wanted was more discussion, and that's what this bill could have allowed. it could have allowed a bipartisan conversation in the house to go forward. and at the same time, less than a year ago when he was campaigning for reelection, in all of his ads he said vote for senator mccain, because he's leading the fight to repeal and replace obamacare, and tonight he killed the fight. >> no one stopped a bipartisan effort on obamacare except for mitch mcconnell. when barack obama first started the health care thing about seven years ago, barack obama went to the republican conference and took questions from republican members. they offered republicans, they said what do you want to see in health care to have us pass this. harry reid, nancy pelosi, barack obama got it passed. now we have donald trump, paul ryan and mitch mcconnell and they couldn't get it done. and mitch mcconnell has not asked the democrats to help at
all. >> he this werenthey weren't go anyway. >> they might have if they'd gone about it in a bipartisan way. john mccain has asked for this to be a bipartisan process. he's asked for hearings to be held on hey, alth care so the american people could know what's going on. >> he said right from the beginning that he didn't support anything. he didn't support the actual bill. so i mean the point that our correspondent was just making. we almost shouldn't be surprised in many ways that this hasn't gone through, because so many of them didn't support, didn't even know, first of all, what was in that bill in the first mace, rig -- place, right, david. >> i think it highlights fractures in the party. to hear the highlight from john mccain, and it wasn't that many years ago that he was the party's nominee. this is a tough bill to thread the needle between republican lawmakers with two different sets of needs.
moderate republicans and strict repeal conservatives. it's a failure of the republican r lawmakers right now to notch a victory and of trump's presidency. >> if you look at the plan, purely on republican votes, given the division within, you know, the republicans in the is that the, it seems an almost impossible task to david's point. how do they get that compromise if they're not going to work with the democrats? >> i frankly don't know. because if this bill had gone forward and gotten to conference, i don't know how you reconcile the differences between the senate republicans and house republicans. i never saw a path where they could successfully resolve their internal differences. one of the things that's so shocking about this process to date is not that democrats weren't invited but that the major stakeholders in the health care system were completely shut out of this. doctors, hospitals, insurers, patient groups.
everyone was excluded. ands as a result, we've seen a full-page ad in the "new york times" saying we are against this because we haven't been involved. nobody's consulted us about the health care system. we're the ones who are providing the health care. maybe we, maybe you should consult with us. >> but there's also one other thing, which is the weakness of donald trump. he' not able to convince the people in his own party to vote for health care reform. they spent the last few days in internal feuds rather than making the point or talking to american people. youngstown, ohio the other day, he's not getting the people behind him and not getting congress behind him, which is just, this is a very weak presidency. i don't think we've seen anything like this. he's a 35% popularity and republicans are not intimidated by what donald trump wants. >> if you look at the people who voted no, susan collins of maine, lisa murkowski from alaska and john mccain. the other senator from alaska
gave a statement basically saying that zinke tried to intimidate them. he said i'm not going to go into detail, but he said ryan zinke had this troubling message for alaska. is this the way to win over senators who may be on the fence? >> there's the carrot and the stick approach. i imagine they tried the carrot and that wasn't working. >> this is a pretty big stick. >> what i'm going to be watching for in the next coming days, is it looks like health care reform is dead for now. repeal and replace, there is no path. now the question is, can trump shift blame? can he shift the blame not just to senator mccain but to
democrats? it's a big challenge. because voters should be holding the republicans accountable at this stage, but trump is going to try everything he can to shift it whack back to the demo saying it's actually your law and you wouldn't work with us and now it's your fault. >> the reality is many of them didn't seem to brief that speaker ryan would stick to his words or that's, so who is to blame when it comes, perhaps we shouldn't have been here in the first place. so who should we be blaming? >> i think it's a failure of presidential leadership. mitch mcconnell's in a tough spot to try to get this through. but the president has done almost nothing. when you talk about the three people who voted know. susan collins, he went after alaska. john mccain, who he said was not a war hero. john mccain was a prisoner of war for five and a half years, and donald trump has tried to intimidate these people, and it's not working. i think it's a failure of presidential leadership.
>> i don't think it would have changed if he played nicely with john mccain. >> it's not if he played nicely, it's if he had known what's in the bill. >> speaker ryan can't even control his own freedom caucus. >> they passed legislation in the house. they can't pass it in the senate. >> all this week what we've been talking about is the infighting in the white house and not much attention has actually been given to this. >> it does seem like the president has some issues with managing the message. >> that the understatement. >> this is the problem with the president who's neither feared nor loved. he doesn't have a lot of sway. but, you know, obamacare, what happens now? it's still the law of the land. >> it's still the law of the land. >> it still is in trouble. >> it is in trouble in the following sense. it has been destabilized this year because of everything that's taken place for the first seven months, and we'll have an open enrollment season in november. the president still has some authority to disrupt this market. there's something known as cost sharing reductions.
that if they stop, these markets are going to be more destabilized. if the government stops enforcing the individual mandate and lets that be widely known, that destabilizes the market. it almost accomplishes what republicans were trying to do with these bills. so this open enrollment season is going to be very challenging. >> okay. that seems like a place to take a short break. stay with us on the coverage on what's been a historic defeat for health care and a blow to donald trump. we'll talk about what this means for the rest of his agenda. we'll take a short break and be back in a moment. better value by having better values? at blue apron, we work directly with more than a hundred family farms. so instead of spending on costly middlemen and supermarkets, we can invest in the things that matter most: making farmland healthier. cutting down on food waste. and bringing you higher quality, fresher ingredients
if you are just joining us, let me braing you up to date. the 49-51 vote was a huge defeat for president trump. >> senator john moccain was amog three republican senators who voted against the so-called skinny repeal. it was a last-ditch effort for senate republicans to pass something to make good on their long-term campaign promise. >> so yes, this is a disappointment, a disappointment
indeed. our friends over in the house, we thank them as well. i regret that our efforts were simply not enough this time. [cheers and applause] >> well, as news spread that the bail had filled, demonstrators outside congress burst into cheers, all this as the political fallout from the failed health care plan is just beginning to sink in, in washington and around the united states. joining us once again, senior reporter for politico, caroline heldman and shawn steel. so we're just learning, shawn, that apparently, donald trump spoke by phone with john mccain. he called the vice president, mike pence, who was on the floor of the senate, asked to speak to senator mccain. they had a brief conversation and then senator mccain voted against the bill. what does that say about john mccain? and what does it say about
donald trump? >> john mccain, when he was campaigning for president, he thought he had some problems and he ran hard. over 60% of his commercials talking about how he's going to repeal and replace obamacare, and the best part is after the vote, i didn't quite like doing it this way. he's doing a real political act. he's saying while he was for the bill until he decided to vote against it. no, he hates trump. and that's the primary motivation. you know, the liberal spin, the democrat spin, oh, he's such a wonderful human being, no, he hates trump. he wanted to stick it to trump. that's his major motivation, and i understand it's politics, but i think he did us a favor. a partial reform of obamacare still would have been obamacare. we still would have had these problems, premiums increased, not getting your doctors, now it's all democrat, all the time. and they're responsible. >> let's give, this is what
senator john mccain has said on the issue. from the beginning i have brief believed that baum care should be repealed and replaced. the so-called skinny repeal would not accomplish it. the statement that the house would be willing to go to conference does not ease my concern that this shell of a bill could be taken up and passed at any time. >> complete deception, complete political speak, swamp talking. mccain has become the great creature he's always been. he's a swamp creature himself. >> where does he stand with this? >> hugs with democrats. >> and some republicans, at least two others. >> carried them along. i think for most people, it will further an image whether rightly or wrongly taken that he is a maverick, which is something he obviously embraces and casting a
vote like this clearly has that effect on his legacy. >> he did say on tuesday that he wanted to go back to the old ways of passing legislation in the senate. he wanted a committee to be formed. he wanted a debate. all this bill was being processed. mcconnell was trying to get it through on republicans only. maybe now do you think there is a chance it will go back to the way, as john mccain says it should be? >> i think john mccain's saying he wants to go back to the way it was before mcconnell came in and wanted to do a scorched earth and oppose anything that obama put up and the democrats put up. with that setup, i don't think anything will change, i think that's still the strategy given the hyperpartisanship that's been fostered due to the first black president, it has a lot to do with race and racial resentment. and the republican party moving further to the right, the democrats have not moved much at
all as far as ideology. and i think it's wishful thinking, but i don't think mccain believes that either. >> shawn, i see you raising your eyebrows. but before you answer, what does this do to the republican party in terms of fissures and fractures within the party? >> there was a great polarization. and the scorched earth was developed bit democrats, especially when they controlled the congress. you couldn't do anything, breathe anything. republicans, and so let's face it. both sides have been, both sides have been very tough. and the democrat party is no longer, there's no moderates left in it. it's an extreme, progressive group. [ talking simultaneously ] >> the votes do and the personalities do. >> how many times did the republican party repeal obamacare? 70 times?
when the rubber hits the road and you can get a bill through, it doesn't happen. >> it doesn't help that mccain who campaigned on it. again, in a week from now, we're not going to be talking about this. >> oh, i bet you we are. >> you might be talking about it, but nobody else is going to be talking about it. >> we're talking about mccain voting no. we know many republicans didn't want to vote in the first place. the other two people, two women -- >> it was a better pill. that's the good news. [ talking simultaneously ] >> hurting a lot of people and you own it. >> they pounded out the details at noon. they start -- >> in the back of a napkin in a restaurant somewhere. >> it's eight pages long and they vote on it at midnight? what is the slapdash -- >> other two people who voted against it, susan collins of maine as well as lisa murkowski of alaska, both who have been pretty steadfast, haven't they, caroline, in how they've seen this from the beginning.
>> they have been. and there were other female senators too, who had grave concerns about this. it's important to note that women were entirely left out of the process, female senators. it was white men who sat in a room and came up with a plan that most republicans didn't like. 12% of the public likes the house plan. 17% likes the plan. >> 100% against reality. bringing out the race card and the gender card at the same time is amazing. >> you can look it up on google. >>, you should look it up on google. >> 51% of the american public likes the health care. >> you said hillary was going to win, by the way, hillary did not win. she lost. >> the election is over. i don't know if you know this. you should let donald trump know. the election is over. >> i know, you lost. >> caroline, i wonder whether
both susan and lisa murkowski would have gone a different way if, had they been part of the process. >> they would have had different legislation had they been part of the process, i know it was brought up earlier in the evening about the fact that women do produce different legislation. it matters having women in office. it matters that we have 51% of the population that is female and only 20% of congress, both houses are female, and it matters, because there are few studies that show women do a few things. they're more likely to compromise so more legislation gets passed. but they bring in more factors to consider. not only would the process have gone differently, but the content of the bill would have been different. >> not just women, the doctor joining us last hour, having doctors involved, insurance companies involved. anyway. plenty to talk about. >> and there's a lot more to come, and it's not just health care, because there is a massive infighting. >> president trump's new
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welcome back being 12:31 in los angeles. >> senator john mccain cast the no vote on the so-called skinny repeal measure. and that means obamacare remains the law of the land. >> here's president trump, not happy. he tweeted this out, three republicans and 48 democrats let the american people down. as i said from the beginning, let obamacare yes, ma'am proceed, then deal. watch! >> then meanwhile, a bad deal in a public way.
anthony scaramucci viciously attacked reince priebus. he accused priebus of leaks and got really rather nasty. >> then he got nasty. here's a highlight. this is from the new york article. reince is a paranoid schizophrenic. scare mu scaramucci said. i don't know what any of that means. >> on the republican side and the democrat side, let's look at the front page. center stage, donald trump, there's infighting right now within the west wing, but i'm wondering, matt, is it really
survivor or more "dynasty." >> donald trump obviously likes the drama. the problem is while all this drama's going on, he's not fulfilling the agenda for which he was elected. so today health care reform failed. tax reform, nothing. infrastructure nothing. but scaramucci is probably not the right person for a white house communications director. another person who kisses up to donald trump is not the answer. hiring a professional who knows how to do that job might be the right move. this guy seems to be in love with publicity. this, to him is fantastic, and i think trump likes it. >> this is how scaramucci pretty much explains what happened. he said i made a mistake in trusting a reporter. it won't happen again. he basically calls the reporter, knows he's on the record and i mean white house director, communications director.
>> he didn't say off the record. >> my point is, though, i'm not sure he has the experience to know that you don't state something's off the record. it's on the record. and that's part of the problem to matt a's point. >> he called him and the next day he followed up. so you can't say he wasn't aware of this conversation. >> and he probably knew the call was being recorded, which it was. >> shawn, this is the thing, when are they going to get experienced people in the white house who know how to make the white house work? >> scaramucci really had a great debut, then he had an incredibly strange conversation that he honestly believed was off the record, because he really, he said things that you wouldn't even say to most people in life. he's embarrassed about it. and it shows withone thing. this is such a different white house and it drives the liberals crazy. the trump supporters understand that they elected a bull in the
china shop, and they want all the furniture destroyed. they're comfortable with that. now what scaramucci does in the next couple days, he's going to be, he has to be more transparent, more open, that's what people elected trump for, because he's the most unfiltered president of our time. >> it's driving the conservatives crazy as well. this is matt levin. >> if you think this warfare makes america great again, it makes these guys look stupid, mo moronic. >> apparently, this war between scaramucci and priebus is actually being egged on by the president. >> right. and it's not serving him and bless your heart, shawn, but this is not good for the president. it's not just liberals who are upset about this. this president has the lowest approval ratings of any
president of any point. >> you relying on those polls again? >> yeah, data, numbers, i know facts are scary. 19.5% of the population voted for this president. he has a steady stream of seven months of self-inflicted wounds. we can't act like it's normal. >> his base has not abandoned him. . >> his base is small. and scaramucci is the latest of a stream of amateurs in the white house. it reflects poorly on the presidency and poorly on this particular president. >> it has distracted the white house from the policies and legislative agenda they should be focussing on. >> of course the legislative agenda is dead in the water. the idea that big tax reform would happen is dead in the water. >> we will take a short break, a lot more coverage out of the white house. the infighting and of course the failure to pass health care. stay with us. what if we could bring you better value
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welcome back, everybody. 12:42 here on a friday morning, and we are covering breaking news out of washington where republicans and president trump suffered another stinging defeat in repealing and replacing obamacare. >> john mccain voted no on the skinny repeal measure. >> and white house chief of staff reince priebus on the left apparently is staying mum so far about anthony scaramucci's tirade specifically directed at him. >> the trump communications director tore into him accusing
him of leaks and calling him a paranoid schizophrenic. let's see what the rest of the world thinks of the latest white house drama. and steve, i want to get your first reaction to what has unfolded here in the u.s. in the last few hours. how was europe reacting to not just how dysfunctional this house, white house seems to look, but also what has happened in the senate tonight? >> reporter: well, two things. one, it looks like another chapter in a strange, tragicomedy, at least from here. anyone who looked at the trump campaign, might have predicted this kind of white house. and they would have been told, no, no, no, no. trump will calm down, and reince priebus will control things and he'll be more like a normal republican. well, he isn't, and you see that, number two. in the health defeat, which he just suffered. because he has three members of
the republican party, including john mccain, who, as we all remember, he had derided for being a coward and now praises as a hero, who voted against him, because trump is not a traditional republican. and what he's wanting to do, technically on health care bothers a lot of republicans. now his base may be very happy with all the liars, poker, talk coming out of scaramucci and the white house, but as we've learned from europe, populism does very well for a time. >> yeah. >> but it tends to be a minority. and over time, you know, trump has got to get his ship on course. or he's going to find, as he's done with the health care bill, that his own party will dessert him, a-- desert him. >> one in particular stood out
to me. i want to show the viewers the uk guardian newspaper and how they described the presence of scaramucci in the white house. this is what he writes. anthony scaramucci moves quickly but not always coherently. the new white house communicatio communications director is so much like his boss. is europe just laughing at the state of the white house? i mean, there's so much more of that editorial that i could have read to you. but paint us a picture of how europe sees it. is europe basically laughing at this administration? >> well, laughing, i think, through tears. i think, you know, understand the guardian is a very much left of center newspaper. >> very much so. >> and that sounds like a fun editorial but doesn't represent all of europe's views. there are a lot of, you know, we need the united states. britain needs it. nato needs it. france needs it.
you saw that in the way emmanuel macron welcomed trump to the bastille day. flattered him. everyone knows trump loves flattery. you saw it in the way angela merkel tried to appeal to him through his daughter ivanka. everybody wants the united states to take a leadership role and to be responsible for the security of the west. now trump is reluctant. he's been reluctant. he's sort of campaigned on america first. he feels allies, including the germans, are taking advantage of the united states. and he, and he will have an impact, particularly, on trade issues. but they're hoping, and this is why no one's really laughing, that trump can get his ship in order. no one wants a failed white house. no one wants a failed presidency. and no one wants a ludicrous
now it's certainly been a week as well as a night of high drama in washington. attorney general jeff sessions knows. >> he's been on the end of constant stinging criticism from his boss, the president, and he says it hurts. >> well, it's kind of hurtful, but the president of the united states is a strong leader. he is determined to move this country in the direction he believes it needs to go to make us great again, and he has had a lot of criticisms, and he's steadfastly determined to get his job done, and he wants all of us to do our jobs, and that's what i intend to do. >> okay. joining us for this last block here, matt, caroline, shawn and john. jeff sessions also standing by the decision to recuse himself from the russia investigation,
that which has angered the president so much. this, again, this is sessions. >> i thought the experts in the department of justice, people who have trained in that. i'm confident i made the right decision. the decision that's consistent with the rule of law. and an attorney general who doesn't follow the law is not very effective in managing the department of justice. >> a perfectly logical explanation which will have no impact on donald trump. >> it's important to note that the trump administration is not about job growth or tax reform. it's really about the special prosecutor's investigation. and so the reason why he's trying to get jeff sessions out of there is because he wants an attorney of general who can come in and fire mueller. that's really what's going on here. and that's really what the administration is fighting for now, more than they're fighting for any of the business of the american people. for trump, it's all about them not looking into his business, his taxes. and that's what's going on here in terms of jeff sessions.
>> is he over the worst, you think? >> everything i just heard is completely wrong on many levels. the economy, jobs are good and getting better. >> shawn, shawn. >> and more than that. the stock market's up. what's really going on is you've got a swamp creature, called mueller that's actually in charge of the investigation that's hired hard core leftist democrat attorneys that have one mission in mind. that's to put donald trump in jail with his family. jeff sessions made a spectacular error in having mueller even appointed in the first place and not even controlling that agenda. now sessions is a gentleman. he's a movement conservative. he and i both served to the, chairman of alabama yaf, i like the man, but he plays the old republican game of trying to be the gentleman.
the democrats go for the throat. >> i do get in the way when people are full of crap. jobs are down from the end of the obama years. >> you're out of your mind. >> those are facts. >> those are fake facts. >> stock market's up. >> stock market is up. and in terms of the liberals who work for mueller, they are not liberals. they contributed less to the democrats than scaramucci did. >> that's a silly answer. they're lawyers. >> john. >> a good place politically. he's taken the high road. he's not hurt. he's a big boy. he understands this is a game. he has some protection, because his colleagues in the senate like him, and they also understand that if he did, if he was removed, it would be a big black eye on the party. as frustrated as i think trump should be about this, sessions is sitting there saying, yes, sir, may i have another. >> you've been very quiet.
but essentially, the problem with jeff sessions being ostracized by the president summarizes the white house. >> jeff sessions is the canary in the coal mine. if donald trump cannot get along with him and be loyal with a man who was loyal with him early in the candidacy. >> even wore the hat. >> even wore the hat. a little big on his head. took me back to 1988, filling the helmet. if he can't be loyal to jefferson beauregard sessions iii, you're absolutely right. this is the first step of removing mueller. the actions of an innocent man are not trying to remove the person investigating you, investigate the investigators, go after a man who rightfully recused himself because he lied to the senate. >> -- derailing trump's agenda, hurting his political capital.
>> trump is hurting political capital. >> trump could have easily fired him. and he could do it at any time. he's putting a lot of pressure on, but i think the real play could be, and it should happen any day, exciting times, that sessions resigns, congress is out of session and we have a beautiful new attorney general. >> you're not going to have a recess appointment. >> we're hearing he doesn't like to hear "you're fired." >> we're going to say good-bye. >> you have been watching "cnn newsroom" live from los angeles. i'm isa suarez. >> i'm john vause. >> you're returning back to london. >> rainy london. >> see you next week. we work directly with more than a hundred family farms. so instead of spending on costly middlemen and supermarkets, we can invest in the things that matter most: making farmland healthier. cutting down on food waste. and bringing you higher quality, fresher ingredients
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this is clearly a disappointing moment.a >> this dramatic moment right there, thumbs down, crystallizing a stunning night on capitol hill. republican efforts to repeal obamacare failed. an early morning vote in the senate came down to a single vote, and guess which senator -- guess which one -- cast the deciding vote. welcome to "early start." i'm christine romans. >>