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every sun we post on our website ten questions that will challenge your knowledge of the world. see how well you do at cnn/fareed quiz and try your hand. thanks for being part of this program. i'll see you next week. hello, everyone, thank you for joining me this sunday. i'm fredricka whitfield. president trump is in washington preparing for a major milestone in his presidency, delivering his first state of the union address that happens in two days and immigration is expected to be at the forefront as the president sells his controversial plan. let's get straight to cnn's boris sanchez live for us at the white house. boris, what is likely the theme of the speech? >> reporter: hey there. the them of president trump's speech is building a safer, stronger and prouder america.
white house officials tells cnn this is an optimistic speech one in which the president will try to appeal to people that are outside of his base. he's going to do that by touting his success on the economy citing a boom being stock market and dwindling unemployment figures and then he's going to shift and talk about the future. specifically infrastructure. he is said to ask congress for a billion dollars in infrastructure funding. then talk about national security, as well as trade. but really the most critical part of this speech comes at a crucial time in the debate over immigration. the president is set to sell his vision of immigration reform, in exchange for providing a pathway for citizenship to some 2 million undocumented immigrants. the president will z for $25 billion to fund a border wall and going to ask for changes to be made to legal migration as well. his plan is one that's drawn the ire of democrats and republicans. it doesn't have overwhelming support in congress.
but the white house is trying to push back on that, the director of legislative affairs was on the sunday morning talk shows today telling lawmakers they should get behind the president and follow his lead. here's more from mark short. >> we're in unchartered territory. we're into questions of a real democracy. are we still a country where rule of law pervades and that no one, even the president is above the law? >> that is obviously, the wrong sound bite. that was mark warner. but mark short was on the sunday morning talk shows, as i said, not only trying to sell the president's immigration plan but really selling this speech as a way for the president to reach across the aisle and reach people that frankly may not naturally support him. all of this, those we should note as always with president trump is what's on paper.
that's what's in the teleprompter. white house official told cnn the president will speak from the heart, often that means him going off script, going off the cuff and talking about things that ultimately distract from the agenda, whether it be topics pertaining to the russian investigation, potentially the resignation of steve wynn, former finance chair of the rnc. i believe we have that sound bite now from mark short if we can play that, fred. >> congress will always have a reason to do something later as opposed to fixing the problem today. the president is trying to fix a problem that's perplexed our nation for decades. this was borne out of many conversations with democrats alike and republicans to get to this point. it's actual help us get it done and protect us we don't have this problem several years from now. >> of course, the question for tuesday and the president's first official state of the union address, fred, will we see teleprompter trump or will we see something else?
>> all right. we shall see. two days away. so as the president prepares for his state of the union address in just two days his attention is also focused on rapper jay-z and comments the music mogul made last night on van jones show. trump tweeting this morning somebody please inform jay-z that because of my policies black unemployment has just been reported to be at the lowest rate ever recorded. so, what was, if that set off the president? we'll take a look. >> he is somebody who is now saying look, i'm growing -- i'm dropping black unemployment. black people are doing well under my administration. does he have a point that maybe the democrats have been give underground good lip service but no jobs. maybe he's going say terrible things but put money in our pockets.
does that make him a good leader? >> no. money doesn't equate to happiness. you're missing the whole point. you treat people like human beings and then, you know, that's the main point. you can treat someone like -- it goes back to the whole thing. treat me really bad and pay me well. e not going to lead to happiness. going to lead, to you know, again same thing. everyone is going to be sick. >> van jones was on "reliable sources" earlier today and talked about the interview and the president's tweet. >> it's sad because we actually literally were discussing the black unemployment rate and i gave -- continuing a lot of trends have been going on anyway, black unemployment is pretty good. should he get credit for it. jay-z said something you don't hear from billionaires.
it's not about the money. so that was trending globally jay-z's response. ifts great pr for the show but bad for the country when you have a president thats to lecture an african pundit on african-american issues with bad facts. >> let's put on the screen the chart. grully declining unemployment rate. this includes whites and blacks. let me put up another chart first just with the african-american unemployment rate from 2011 to 2017. let me see if we can put that other chart on screen. it's a gradual steady decline. here it is at a record low but been declining for six or seven years. and i think that raises this question of how much credit to give president trump given that it was obama's policies that toledo that gradual decline. >> look, i am happy to give
president trump credit for not screwing it up. i mean he could have come in and done stuff that reversed that trend. he could have come in and done terrible thing. he didn't. there was a bull market under obama. he kept that going. unemployment was coming down. he kept that going. great. you're not listening to the voices of the black community. you say that's not enough to make up for s-hole countries. that's not enough to make up for insulting black football players. like just because we're making incremental progress, continuing incremental progress that doesn't give the right to be disrespectful and that's what jay-z was trying to say. >> let's talk more about president trump targeting jay-z and the presidents's upcoming state of the union speech. joining me now is amy parns and nathan gonzalez and cornell brooks.
so, cornell, you first. let's start with, you know, the president feeling compelled to tweet, you know, calling out, you know, jay-z's interview last night. why does the president feel like this is a sore spot, that it is important to him to try to take credit for the lowest, you know, rate of unemployment among blacks when there was already a downward trend and that this seems to be an issue that he feels he needs to address in this manner? >> so, let me make two points. one economic, the other moral. with respect to the economic point, it seems that this president suffers from a kind of presidential insecurity relative to his predecessor namely president obama. he misses no occasion to brag in comparison, in contrast to the preceding administration. the reality is the president wants to take credit, principally for not undoing what
president obama did. the african-american unemployment rate has been declining for some time. and this president, namely president trump cannot point to any particular policy for which he deserves credit for the record low unemployment rate with respect to african-americans. point one. point, two the moral point here is the fact that the unemployment rate is low meaning more people have jobs does not mean more people suffer from memory loss. they are not going to forget the serial disrespect that this president has extended to african-americans, to latinos, to immigrants, to women. this president manages to offense because he engages in racial condecension. this president can take the occasion, take this opportunity to do something about the people who are not even counted in the
unemployment rate, namely no, sir people who are behind bars. we have 2.3 million people behind bars in this country who are not counted at all. we have all manner of legal measures to keep them out of the workforce once they leave prison. this president can tell his attorney general to do something about that and take credit for it. he does not and has not. >> and how might the president, perhaps, take an opportunity during the state of the union address to, perhaps, either make promise to addressing the disparity of black unemployment levels to white unemployment levels. you know there's an onward or has been a pattern of decline. how do you suggest that the president might be able to make a promise that perhaps he would be able to take credit to something that would speak to uplifting the lives of people of color? >> absolutely. this president could direct his attorney general to pursue a set
of policies to ensure people are not maxed out in terms of sentences that they receive, addressing the sentencing disparities in this country, that we don't use low level drug offenses to literally throw away people for an eternity here on this earth. this president could direct his attorney general to invest and push forward programs that ensure that people able to leave prison and pursue work. he could do that. the other thing company do is direct his department of justice to take seriously and address seriously discrimination in the job market, which is real. it's not that people of color want to work less or want to earn less, it's that they feel it's real, deep profound discrimination in the marketplace. this president could do that and if he did that could take credit
and zephyr credit. >> amy, we're two days away from the state of the union address and the president is expected to roll out more on immigration, something that is important and comes close to home for white people, black people, brown people, especially in light of what the president has already said about immigration. how does he change the dialogue, or dictate a dialogue that will be uplifting for all the people that i just mentioned? >> i think he wants to sort of build upon the switzerland speech that was, you know, more optimistic in tone and wants to kind of continue in that way. but i think he has a lot of work to do. the speeches coming a couple of weeks after these remarks where he disparaged a lot of people and a lot of folks that i've spoken to, minorities in particular are not pleased with him right now. so i think the white house can try to, you know, state of the
union is a chance for him to kind of lay out his policy and message and if he takes the right pitch i think he can kind of extend a hand and that's, i think, what he's looking to do when he's talking about building bipartisan effort. but we'll see if he can remain on script and not go off message. that seems to be a problem for him at times. >> nathan, this president clearly likes to be liked. he wants to be liked. he wants to send messaging to his base. but how in the state of the unioning might he broaden his appeal. >> i think it's tough. any time we come in to a state of the union we're often asking this president or any president how they are going to unify the country. i'm not sure the country wants to be unifide. i'm not sure people who support the president want anything to do with people who oppose the president. and people who oppose the
president i wonder if they want to be in the same room of people who support president trump. if he can strike out a certain tone and reach out to the independents and convince them he has the most reasonable way on immigration or he's leading the country in leading the economy in a better direction, if he can convince them that starts to make a difference when we talk about november election. on immigration on tuesday i think everyone is looking for a road map because we can forget we're facing another government funding deadline and this immigration piece is the most -- is the piece that's going critical and seeing if we'll head to another shutdown. >> immigration will be a major focus in this speech and we know that so much of what the president has proposed thus far has really sparked a lot of outrage from some on the right and left. some lawmakers do think they can find some common ground. here is senator lindsey graham today. >> you don't need $25 billion
for a wall. you need wall systems. you need roads. you need redundancy. you need to fix old fencing. $25 billion can be spent wisely. we won't see a government shutdown. one good thing came from this mess last week we're focused on immigration. without the dust up we wouldn't have a commitment to move forward on february 8th. >> amy, will something to be done by february 8th or a need for another kick the can down the road type of proposal? >> i think anything can happen. you heard mitch mcconnell say a week ago they have until march to do something about this. it remains to be seen if they will. they are more serious about this particularly because it's 2018. they need hispanics on their side for the mid-term athletele. they need them in 2012.
trump has kind of evolved a little bit and moved his position even though he doesn't want to admit it. he's backed away a little bit from the wall and interested in a broader immigration spending, any bill that broadens it a bit. >> though he's still promoting the wall. talking about the $25 billion which is less than the $40 billion he keeps making reference to. cornell, the white house says that the president will be much more of a unifier in his speech, that it's going be much more optimistic. can it be at this juncture? >> i would like to believe it can be. simply because i believe more in the capacity of americans to draw together than the ability of this president to draw them
together. but here's what we know. when the president has referred to immigrants and american citizens in the most divisive and derisive term and demeaned so many, state of the union address is an occasion for him to bring people together. but that means he has to let go of bad behavior. he cannot tweet one thing in the morning and say something in the evening. because when you offer one point 8 million dreamers a path to citizenship on one hand and then you speak about building a $25 billion wall of accidexenophobi the other hand, this kind of schizophrenia is not good for the country. you have to bring people together based on sound policy and you have to be consistent. you can say one thing at the podium and another thing when you're tweeting. >> all right. we'll leave it right there for now.
cornell, thanks so much. amy, nathan thanks so much. coming up a renewed interest from text special counsel robert mueller after it came to light that the president wanted to fire him last year. >> it certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories. >> the idea of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are proposing to shield mueller from the president. next. ♪
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negotiations. democrats and republican seem open to the idea. >> it probably
wouldn't hurt for us to pass one of those bills. there's some constitutional issues with those bills, but it would certainly wouldn't hurt to put that extra safeguard in place given the latest stories. but, again, i have faith in the deputy attorney general that he's going to do what he told me he would do. >> there's a process they have to go through. mr. rosenstein would be the first person that i would think if there's some movement in that direction, whether they go first. that gives us time to act if we need to. >> i'm joined again by amy and nathan gonzalez. amy, you first. tom tillis and chris coons sponsored a bill that would have allowed the special counsel to challenge his firing to a special panel bypassing the president all together.
what do you think >> based on what we're hearing, based on the last few days i think these protections need to be in place. i think a lot of democrats are looking for that. i wouldn't be surprised if republicans kind of sought to put an end to this and say yes let's do this. i think there's a good likelihood of it happening. >> and, nathan, a separate bipartisan bill by senator cory booker and lindsey graham would require the attorney general to get approval to fire the special counsel from a three judge panel. is there a greater chance of that passing? >> well, any time you mention the word bipartisan i start to get skeptical. start with that. the conversation right now is what can congress do shield mueller but in a way i think mueller and the investigation shields congress from having to do something and what i mean is some republicans are, you know, natural are the president's loyalists, see him as corrupt
and want him over. if mueller is not going to investigate something or someone is. right now he's there that takes pressure off congress to have that investigative -- to do that investigative work. if the president fires him, throws him out i don't think congress can get away with no investigation. >> democrats were already looking to get daca in the spending new york stock exchaspd i ing negotiations and now mueller protections. is it too much at one time? >> it might be. anything is too much when it comes to daca. demonstrate right now are feeling, i think, okay that republicans have kind of said that they are willing to move along on this and i think they need to do something about this as we discussed in the last segment because of everything that's on the line for the mid-term athletics. i'm hearing more from republicans who would be on board with this. i don't see it as a problem. but anything can happen these days. >> these days. you're right.
nathan the stop gap spending measure to fund the government up at february 8th. right around the corner. not a lot of time to work out a deal. might i guess there might be another threat of yet another government shutdown or are you hopeful? >> i think we're probably headed for a similar situation. you know, looking back, i think the time when the two parties used to agree is when both parties were hand-in-hand looking over a cliff and saying if we don't do something now we're all going over. but right now in washington the two parties don't even agree on where the cliff is, and if a cliff exists, and i think some of them look back look the government shutdown for three days and we're all still here and everyone is functioning, so some of the threat of a shutdown, i think, is taken off the table and i think that that's where there isn't an incentive to give in or compromise until after the normal deadline. >> all right. nathan gonzalez, amy, thank you. immigration is expected to
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recent immigration proposal, his infrastructure plan which is yet to be released, trade and national security. joining me to discuss all of this cnn political commentator brian lanza former deputy communications director for the trump campaign. why doesn't the president pitch any new proposals ahead of the speech, getting that momentum going? >> you know, i think the momentum already exists and i think we're looking at a president and why he does things differently he looks at it from a true negotiation standpoint. as part of the negotiation process going forward you don't put your markers out there first. you want to put the priorities of the american people first. he has to deal with the paritisn approach. >> then we understand afterwards trump does not plan to take his state of the union message or
messages on the road, which typically a president might do. again this is back to just being unconventional? >> you have previous presidents who had to re-engage their audiences and re-engage the voters after big specific policy speeches. this president is a very active high energy president who is constantly engaged with the american people. airt distinction. you can't amplify more than what he's amplified now. >> the white house said the president's remarks in davos, switzerland were a prelude to tuesday's speech. so take a listen. >> after years of stagnation the united states the once again experiencing strong economic growth. the stock market is smashing one record after another. and has added more than $7 trillion in new wealth since my election. consumer confidence, business
confidence and manufacturing confidence are the highest they have been in many decades. >> certainly more of that in his state of the union speech as opposed to, you know, looking to the future, laying out some new vision. >> i think he's obviously going to take a lap as well he should. most consequential year of an american president in my modern time and he will lay the ground work of the american people. this is what we've done, we have more to go, that's why we'll focus on infrastructure and immigration and trade and national security. i think he looks at the first box that he checked as jobs and the economy and his record speaks for itself. the president always said he was a closer and if you look at the last year he closed very strong. >> he does like to pat himself on the back publicly -- >> confidence breeds winners and success, thinking success encourages more success. that's why you see the economy doing what it's doing the president is our ultimate
cheerleader for our economy. it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. >> he has not been the unifier people hope are in a president. do you believe in some manner his speech will be unifying or have an optimistic message of bringing people together? >> you know, the president is going to speak from the heart and any time he speaks from the heart and the people get to see -- >> but unifying. will there be a unifying moment? >> i think immigration is a unifying moment. you see the vast amount of population that supports some type of daca reform. >> unifying in immigration. >> you have to be unifying. you can say we got to stop it's too difficult let's move way. that's a distinction with this president than the typical politician the minute it gets hard they don't want to do anything any more. this president made a commitment to the children of daca and a commitment to the american people and he's there actively engaged in this.
the only way anything passes with daca it has to unify both sides. if you look at the policies he put out last week, it tells me he actually did find a unifying road here with daca and it's just a shame you have the democratic leadership specifically schumer that doesn't even want to engage any more. he made some commitments about a border wall, the president came back made some commitment about increasing the number of daca kids. schumer walks way. it's sad to people of daca that had this high expectation that democratic party would prioritize them and then they say no we don't want to give trump any victory. >> by trying to unify those on immigration by making some of these newer promises the president has reiterated that perhaps it comes at the risk of alienating him with some of his base? >> i think the base has a confidence in the president that he's going address immigration in a strong way. something that's been ignored,
at least we feel it's been igforward ni ignored for 40 years. previous republican presidents the republican voters didn't have a lot of confidence they were starting off with good ground and their hearts were in a good place in finding a fix. they had more corporate interest ties. i think when they see the president then they see his consistent message on this issue for a number of years now, he's been talking about this for a very long time, they know where he stands and have confidence in him. they want some type of fix with daca. >> we'll leave it right there. thanks so much. of course cnn will have complete live coverage of the president's first state of the union this tuesday. it all kicks off in washington at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. and we'll be right back. and the wolf huffed and puffed...
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there the eiffel tower going dark to honor victims of that devastating bombing in kabul, afghanistan. today is also a national day of mourning in afghanistan where that massive bomb killed at least 103 people and wounded hundreds more. officials say a driver was able to get through a checkpoint and detonate explosives packed into an ambulance. the taliban has claimed responsibility. i want to linkedin our lieutenant colonel. let me read for you first part of a statement from president trump after the attack. and it's saying in part the united states is committed to a secure afghanistan that is free from terrorists who would target americans, our allies and anyone who does not share their wicked
ideology. now all countries should take decisive action against the taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them. and after years of, you know, u.s. military intervention and more than $800 billion spent by the u.s., it's clear preventing a taliban, you know, attack, just isn't possible. so the president has said that he wants to send more troops back to afghanistan. is that an answer? >> well that's his answer. i'm not sure it's going to be any different than what eve been doing. what changed over the years? i mean for a while we were showing some successes in afghanistan and in turn and that was the pivot the withdrawal of american combat forces. when we changed the mission from combat to advise and assist going into a training mode that's when we lost control of the situation. the afghan army for all the money and training that we spent on it is just income period ten and it's riddled with
corruption, desertion. on paper it looks good. in reality it's awful. so here we are going into our 17th year of operations and we're no better off than we were right after 2000. >> so, the other key component of the trump strategy to let military leaders on the ground in afghanistan have more autonomy in their decision-making. might that work? >> well, it depends. what we're talking about right now is changing the strategy and pushing combat advisers down the battalion level. right now they are staying at the higher headquarters. we're going to move them out to the field, get them out with the afghan units. if you send advisers and all they do is advise that doesn't help. what we need is a fire power. you need more air power which we're doing. we've maintained a good ops tempo over the winter. in the winter we see a lull in
the amount of activity. that hasn't happened this year. that's what's driving these taliban operations. they are retaliating against the president, against the united states for this increased operations tempo. >> making some very deadly statements. so i want to shift now to syria, a place where you spent a great deal of time. right now u.s. forces are in syria and supporting kurdish forces which has upset turkey. here's an exchange that cnn had with the head of u.s. central command. >> we're hearing from the turkish government continuously saying they are asking the united states to withdraw. is that something you're looking to do. is that a scenario you see happening. >> right now it's not something we're looking into. >> so might this escalate to more u.s. troops being put on the ground in syria? >> at some point we're going to come to a showdown with the
turks. if you look at the operations it's in the northwestern corner. no u.s. forces in that area. it's when the turks move to the eastern side of the little enclave in syria, when they go towards the euphrates river. the u.s. forces are there. that's what the general was referring to. he has no tension to pull that up. that's where the escalation will come and where you will have turkish forces right up against american forces. they are on the western side of the euphrates river. the turks want us out of that area. they are setting thunder for a show down. what we don't need is a a contradiction between two na to allies when you have isis to defeat. >> turkey was one of the closest allies to the u.s. in that part of the world.
the base in turkey was a key location in launching attacks on isis. it was very important strategic location for u.s. forces. i remember being there for a long time during the start of the second war in iraq. but then, you know, a real shift in the turkish government along with some u.s. military decisions seems to have led to a real cooling of relations. so what is the potential of it ever, i guess, strengthening again, or being more hopeful? >> you know, this too shall pass. and at some point in the future, this will all go away. right now we have to address the tactical situation on the ground. we have to go after isis and keep doing that. when the turks saw isis has pretty much been pushed out of syria, out of turkey now they want to re-establish their supremacy in the area and they are very concerned about the kurds because the kurds were the most effective force on the ground against isis and kurds want repayment for what they did for the united states and they
are hoping that the united states will try and engineer some sort of autonomy. i don't think it will happen but the turks are adamant and dead set against it and that's where the confrontation will come is because of the kurd. >> always good to see you. thank you. we'll be right back. helped put a roof over the heads of hundreds of families, he's most proud of the one he's kept over his own. brand vo: get paid twice as fast with quickbooks smart invoicing. quickbooks. backing you. pepsoriasis does that. it was tough getting out there on stage. i wanted to be clear.
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misunderstood a joke. but secret societies among u.s. leaders is no secret, and that's the subject of this week's "state of the cartoonian." >> there is no secret society within the fbi that we know about, but america's leaders do have a long history with very secret, very exclusive clubs. both bushes, for example, were tapped for yale's cryptic and scary-sounding skull and bones. >> it's so secret we can't talk about it. >> other notable bonesmen include notable secretary of state john kerry who refused to give up even the tiniest of secret morsels. at harvard, teddy roosevelt was a member of the secret pork club, so exclusive another president, his distant cousin delano roosevelt was rejected from membership. kennedy, no secret to secret himself, condemned societies.
>> we are all historically opposed to secret societies, secret oaths and secret proceedings. >> though we should point out he was also a member of an exclusive club while at harvard. it seems the tradition of joining secret societies dates back to the very beginning. george washington himself was a member of the order of free masons. as for president trump, who knows if he's part of a secret society? he certainly has secrets. >> i have to tell you a little secret. i shouldn't say it or half of you will leave the room. should i say it? >> the first rule of secret societies, mr. president, you don't talk about secret societies. >> all right, and no secrecy here. we have so much more straight ahead in the newsroom. but first, here's this week's "turning points." ♪ >> my favorite things about playing are just making people feel good. it's incredible because i always think back to katrina. i was about seven or eight years old, and suddenly my parents
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