tv Lou Dobbs Tonight FOX Business August 3, 2017 10:00pm-11:00pm EDT
it is number one place in world for our president of united states follow he on twitter and instagram. at facebook and e-mail. i respond to almost nothing. but i love you madly, good night. . lou: president trump in huntington, west virginia, where he set to hold a make america great rally. within moments, tonight's rally coming on a busy "newsday" with reports special counsel robert mueller impaneled a new grand jury in washington dc to investigate the changes of collusion with the russians in the election. sources familiar with the investigation tell reuters that grand jury subpoenas have been issued in connection with a june 2016 meeting between donald trump jr., a russian attorney and others, trump
attorney john dowd responding telling fox, we have no reason to believe president trump is under investigation. end quote. and ty cobb, special count stole president adding grand jury matters are tip ebbl typically secret. white house is committed to fully cooperating with mr. mueller. for more on russia probe developments and the president's backing new legislation of creating additional sanctions and tonight additionalo proposing reforms and in our immigration system we joined by senator david per cu perdue. a busy man. senator great to have you with us. and congratulations on what is a landmark piece of legislation, that promises to be seminole in the history of
immigration in this country. >> thank you, lou, we think it is, president had it as a pivotal issue in the campaign. that of the listening to americans, and americans were speaking very loudly, that this was an issue they wanted people to deal with. over 60% of americans believe we need to have a merit-based immigration system, 3. >> with that, a rationality you are bringing. this you mentioned, voter who put president trump in office, the primary issues for whom were immigration, the economy, terrorism. and reforming our immigration system, which requires securing the border as well, i think you are cutting across all of those purpose interest -- important interesting to
majority of americans a vast majority of americans, who want to secure and prosperous america. >> there is no doubt, this is further evidence that this president is doing what he said he was going to do. you know, illegal crossings in southern border are down over 50%, and we're moving on this legislation which is focused on legal immigration, he talked about that, and what we have to do is fix this broken system. you talk about it on this show, only one of 15 immigrants that come into country today come in with skills, and over half of immigrant household in america today are in our welfare system. this is not the american dream for these people. we believe there a better way, we did a very measure approach, looked at canada and australia program that have worked for decade and come up with a merit-based immigration system that has been proven to work. lou: a merit-based immigration system based on needs, as well, on manpower needs of the
country, is just too sense seconds fo-- sensible for words. the president as you said, this is one of his promises it is also another that he is keeping. it is also going to be a very difficult legislative path forward. to get 60 votes in senate, you require 8 democrats perhaps more, given some of the history of for example senator mccain. who aligned himself with senator ted kennedy to create so-called, comprehensive immigration reform, which was amnesty, how do you push forward? how do you get passage in the senate. >> good news is that we're modeling this after a state of canada, which is not the most -- not biggest bastion in conservatism, and there are thing, that is an idea in 90s that they looked at in commission of immigration
then, led by barbara jordan in texas, they said we need to look in modeling immigration system in america after that in canada. it is more fair than our current system, we get away from country caps in this one, we move to merit-based, if anyone in world come in qualify, we want to welcome them with open arms. gerri: ide reporter-- lou: idea that we're bringing in people with skilled and educated and acknowledging value of american citizenship, rather than listening to many, most of whom on the left saying, well this is you know across our border it does not matter. it is not about sovereignty it is about a warm and fuzzy feeling. it is ex ra extra ordinary
what the left has done. >> that is reason we focus on legal immigration only, we're not dealing with a temporary work visa now, that is the problem with these effort, they don't work, we taking this one step at a time, this is a measures approach. we think we can get bipartisan support, this is right thing to do, we focus on education, and whether they have a job are and investing or accomplishments and whether they speak english, this is a 100-point base system. we're optimistic we'll be able to get a hearing on this, and hopefully move this through the senate. lou: particular with president's leadership and support. you should be able to move that forward. has senator mcconnell called to congratulate you and god's speed.
>> we talked to him, about this as we were working on it we met with chairman grassley, there are people in the house. and they are working on this so we're going to have a bill in the house this bill, already in senate, we're going to have an active and open debate, other people said you have a loo lot of other things on the agenda. can you deal with more than one thing at a time, president is a business guy. and this is what we're try to did to pla balance the year. lou: we recall a time when the u.s. senate, and house of representatives could work on far more than one thing at a time, it has been so long since one thing that gotten done in either house, that it will be quite a exploring a this time, we wish -- >> good news that today, just a little bit of good news, we actually confirm more people
for this president today, than we have all of this year, prior to the days, how about that. lou: i will join in the applause for your effort, and for getting more done. and we thank you for that we know it has not been easy task, getting that resolve in senate. congratulate you to the legislation and good luck. >> thank you. lou: good to have you with us, we're awaiting president's rally in huntington, west virginia, we'll bring him to you as soon as he takes the stage. we're coming right back now. we will take a brief break for the commercial messages, and we continue with a day just packed full of news. stay with us. >> the highly politicize special counsel has impaneled another grand jury in the ongoing russia collusion probe. >> with respect to the
lou: their hahead. lou: there he is, right on time. president speaking tonight at big sandy super store arena. this is an arena, venue that hole holds 9 thousand people it looks full, let's listen in . ♪ dark and dusty ♪ country road ♪ take me home ♪ to a place ♪ i belong ♪ west virginia, mountain mama ♪ ♪
and i am proud to stand before you and celebrate the hard working people who are the absolute backbone of america. thank you. [cheers and applause] i love the people of this state. i love your grit. your stir it. and i love our coal miners, and they are coming back strong. i made you a promise during the campaign, you all remember, many of you were here, i actually think we have more people here tonight with thousands outside than we had during the campaign, if you can believe that. [cheers and applause] as you have seen i kept that promise, as president we are putting our coal miners back
to work. we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal. we stopped epa i intrusion. american coal exports are already up, think of it, up more than 60% that year. did you ever hear of anything like this that? the change you voted for is happening of day, every in this great arena is united by shared values. we believe in god. we believe in family. we believe in country. we support the constitution of
the united states of america. we cherish and defend the second amendment. [cheers and applause] we believe schools should teach students to love our country. to have pride in our history, and to report our great american flag. [cheers and applause] we stand with the incredible men and women of law enforcement. thank you. we believe strongly that a nation must defend and protect its borders. and above all else, we life we must take care of our own
citizens, and put america first. day after day, we are keeping the promises that we made during the campaign and that includes our promises to our great veterans, thank you veterans. today we announced new he'l health services to help our veterans get the care they need, where and when they need it. far advanced. it is so popular, this state has ban many retired military members be we thank them, and we thank their families and spouses their the patriotic service they have been incredible. we in america, honor our great
heroes. this week in the east room of the white house, i awarded the medal of honor to a true american hero. specialist 5, james c cloughan. many of you watched. as i gave jim the medal. he saved the lives of his fellow soldiers during a fierce two day battle in vietnam, his story is now enshrined forever in role call of american patriot this morning, a marine, woody williams led everyone here in the pledge of allegiance. thank you, woody.
[cheers and applause] [chanting] usa! usa! usa! >> woody received a medal of honor from president harry truman for his actions in iwo jima. woods is last surviving marine who received a medal of ho honor in world war ii, we honor you, salute and you we thank you for what you have done for all of us, thank you, woody. now we must protect the birth right of freedom that patriots like jim and woody have earned from us with their blood.
their sweat, their tears, their hard work and their bravery, all across the country, americans are coming together with one simple goal, make america great again. [cheers and applause] the stock market reached another all-time, in history, all-time high today. boosting the retirement savings, hopefully of everyone in this room. have you all been helped? i think so. unemployment is at a 16 year lo low. but don't forget, and i will
never forget, the millions and millions of people out there that want jobs. they don't register on the unemployment roles, because they gave up looking for jobs. so i accept the number, but honestly, we all know there are millions of people out there that we love, the forgotten men and women could they are looking for jobs, and they are going to have them, i have factories coming back into the country. you have seen, that they are coming back. we have auto plants expanding and coming back, coming to michigan. they are really coming into michigan. and they are coming to ohio, and pennsylvania [chanting]
>> economic growth has surged to 2.6 percent nationwide. you have to understand what that means. nobody thought that number was going to happen. and at 3% growth in west virginia, i wonder how that happened. 3% growth. [cheers and applause] west virginia, you are leading the average. when is last time you heard that? west virginia. remember i told you, don't sell your homes, don't sell your homes. you are doing great. i am so proud of us. we won this state by 42 points, can you believe that, 42 points.
i ask you republican party leader, how would we be doing today versus november 8, election day. he said mr. trump, honestly you are doing better. i said better? 42 points. since our elect, my, since our election, w added more than 1 million new jobs. and good news keeps pouring in. in fact, we have a very important announcement to make tonight. does anyone know what that announcement is? does anyone know what that announcement is? we have a very, very large
announcement. do you understand? large. so i would like to invite my good friend, your governor jim justice up to the stage to share this news with all of you. jim, come on up. come on up, jim, look at this guy. [cheers and applause] jim is going to say a few words. and these words have not been spoken by a major political figure, meaning governor or senator in our country for a long time, thank you [chanting]
>> first of all, what an incredible honor, if yo thank you for coming and thank our great president for being here. i have got to tell you a couple stories real quick. i have been to the oval office twice in the last two or three weeks. i have been there to present an idea on coal, and an idea on manufacturing. i had the great opportunity to be with our president. now let me tell you just this, i have to be really serious with you just a moment, i have to tell you that the last
session of our legislature. i tried with all my soul, i can fell you giv tell you, give mes moment, this man and myself are not politicians, we ran to get something done. ry we ran and gave up part of our lives, we ran because we want nothing. we ran as our founding fathers did years and years ago to serve. now i will promise you to my soul that no one loves west virginia more than i. in the last session, i would till you that there was some greatness -- with our roads and so on, but way too much pain.
listen to me, listen really good. we heard a lot of -- we hurt a lot of people, our vets and people, and disables and weak. and we walked away from the old. now i can't promise you just this. i came -- i came to only get something done. let me say, this to you. as bluntly as i can say it. west virginia when we had it done, like it or not like it, the democrats walked away from
as a coach i will tell you it's time to run another play. my mom and dad were strong lovers of ronald reagan. staunch republicans. my mom and dad are no question in my mind in heaven right now and they are both saying the same thing. but my mom is saying it more profoundly. she is saying, jimmy, it's about damn time. now, let me go one step further and say this. what in the world is wrong with us as people? have we not heard enough about
the russians? [cheers and applause] i mean, to our god in heaven above, think about it. the stock market is at 22,000. and this country has proof we are on our way. this man is a really dear friend of mine. but you know what he is unbelievable? this man now has a chief of staff that all of us can pronounce his first name. [cheers and applause] you know what that name is today? it's sir. think about that.
i will end by saying we are a long ways from being perfect. mistakes made and change is tough. but i can tell you this, this man is a reflection of his kid, children. eric trump has been under my vehicle in the back of the woods changing a tire. i hunted with don, jr. and ivanka and jared even though jared is a great son-in-law, are so good it's off the charts. i will end by saying very quickly. this man is a good man. he's got a backbone, he's got real ideas.
governor. having big jim as a republican is such an honor. i will tell you. such an honor. a fantastic man. a fantastic guy. thank you, jim, very much. all across the nation they are watching. we appreciate that. we have another friend with us tonight who voted for us on healthcare. and honestly, how the republicans and the democrats let us down on that is hard to believe. repeal and replace. hard to believe. senators that voted for it, shelly moore capito is here with us tonight. thank you, shelly.
jim came to the oval office a couple weeks ago and we talked about how we are working together to open up the coal mines in this state. also very importantly, to create jobs in furniture manufacturing and other forms of manufacturing. very important to jim. but governor justice did something else very important tonight. he showed the country that our agenda rises above left or right. it's an agenda for all of the people, especially for the tens of millions of forgotten americans. they are not so forgotten anymore i will tell you. you proved it. they are not forgotten anymore.
countless citizens, democrat, republican, independent, have been neglected and ignored by washington. but we'll make sure they are never ignored again. we know there are powerful forces in washington who want to stop us. but we won't let them. we are fighting for every american who has been overlooked, pushed aside or told to put their dreams on hold. but we'll win. and we are winning now. the failed voices in washington
who oppose our movement are the exact same people who gave us one terrible trade deal after another, who gave us one foreign policy disaster after another, and who who sacrificed our sovereignty, our wealth and our jobs. they gave them away. we don't need advice from the washington swamp. [cheers and applause] we need to drain the swamp.
washington is full of people who are only look out for themselves themselves. but you know this, you know it better than most. i didn't come to washington for me. i came to washington for all of you. that i can tell you. your dreams are my dreams. your hopes are my hopes. and your future is what i'm fighting for each and every day. the question for democrats, all democrats, including those in congress, is whether they are on the side of the voters or are they on the side of the special interests.
the reason why democrats only talk about the totally made up russia story is because they have no message, no agenda, and no vision. they don't talk about the all-time high stock market, they don't talk about reform to the va. or about manufacturing jobs we are bringing back to america by the hundreds of thousands. they don't talk about the keystone pipeline that i immediately approved or the dakota access pipeline. the russia story is a total
chants "lock her up"] >> and they should be look at the paid russian speeches or the russian owned companies, or look at the uranium she sold that is now in the hands of very angry russians. most of people know there were no russians in our campaign. there never were. we didn't win because of russia. we won because of you. that i can tell you. we won because we totally outworked the other side. we won because millions of
patriotic americans voted to take back their country. have you seen any russians in west virginia or ohio or pennsylvania? are there any russians here tonight? any russians? they can't beat us at the voting booths. so they are trying to cheat you out of the future and the future that you won. they are trying to cheat you out of the leadership you want with a fake story that is demeaning to all of us, and most of importantly, demeaning to our country and demeaning to our constitution. i just hope the final determination is a truly honest one which is what the millions
of people who gave us our big win in november deserve. and what all americans who want a better future want and deserve deserve. democrat lawmakers will have to decide. they can continue their obsession with the russian hopes or they can serve the interests of the american people. try winning at the voter booth. try winning at the voter booth. not going to be easy. that's the way you are suppose to do it. our agenda is the pro work agenda. we want to control our borders and lift our people from welfare to work.
[cheers and applause] we want to support our police and make our community safe. we want to reduce taxes and increase wages for fall of our people. -- for all of our people. we want to get the special interests out of politics for good. and we want to bring back our plants and factories and manufacturing, and that's what's happening right now, and you see it, and so does every other state in our union. that is why in the proud tradition of america's great leaders from washington to lincoln to teddy roosevelt, we are protecting american workers and we are protecting american
industry for the first time in many, many decades. no longer will we allow other countries to close our factories, steal our jobs, and drain our wealth. we are building our future with american hands, american labor, and american i iron, aluminum, steel and coal. we'll buy american, and we will hire american. to protect our jobs and our industry, i withdrew the united states from the horrible
trans-pacific partnership. and to protect our workers and coal miners, i also withdrew the united states from the job-killing paris climate accord. but not only are we bringing back our jobs, we are bringing back our safety. we have seen the bloodshed and devastation inflicted by terrorists in america, europe and all across the world. i said it during the campaign, and i will say it again right here tonight, we will keep radical islamic terrorists out of our country. [cheers and applause]
traffickers, and the vile criminal cartels like ms13 who are being thrown out of our country so fast you can't even count. [cheers and applause] this last week i visited long island where ms13 has brought terrible violence to a once peaceful and beautiful neighborhood right where i grew up. we are liberating american communities from these vicious, violent gangs. one by one we are finding the drug dealers, the gang members, the presented towards, thieves, criminals and killers, and we are throwing them out of our country. once they are gone, we'll not let them back in.
we are stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth. and you have a big problem in west virginia, and we are going to solve that problem. [cheers and applause] we are cracking down strongly on sanctuary cities that shield criminal aliens. in order to stop the drugs, gangs, and traffickers, we are building a wall on the southern border. [cheers and applause] i also proudly announced
legislation this week with senators tom cotton and david perdue to reform our immigration system to protect american workers and american taxpayers. it's called the raise act. for many years america issued most of its green cards to lower-skilled immigrants, and people that had no hope of getting a job. undermining blue collar workers and wages, and costing taxpayers billions and billions of dollars a year. the raise act switches to a merit-based system. you come in largely based on
merit. doesn't that sound nice? wouldn't that be nice? it's about time. our proposal prevents new immigrants from going on welfare for at least five years. so you don't come in and go on welfare. our plan favors applicants who can speak english, who can support themselves financially, and who demonstrate valuable skills that will strengthen our economy and strengthen our country. we believe decisions about who i am grates our country should be based on the best interests of america and on the best interests of the american
people, you. we are working every single day to heed and honor the will of those millions and millions of voters that came out and voted for us. not for me, they voted for us. that is why i will repeat again tonight that congress must do its job. keep its promise. live up to its word. and repeal and replace obamacare. you have to do it. nothing in life is easy. but congress must not give in. they must not give up. but instead congress must get to work and deliver americans the
great healthcare that they deserve, the great repeal and replace that they have been talking about for 7 years. incredible. one vote, incredible. but we'll get it, we'll get it, folks. they can't give up. call your congressmen, call your senators, call everybody. get them to have the guts to vote foreto reveal and replace obamacare, which is a disaster. to be a prosperous nation, it is also critical that we lower the crushing tax burden on our workers and on our businesses. the united states has the highest tax rates on business anywhere in the world, and we want to bring it down to one of
the lowest because we want more growth, more jobs, and higher pay, and that's what's going to happen. and importantly, we also want to let americans keep more of their own money, not take it from them them. it's time to pass a tax cut for middle class families. finally, and you will see very soon, but you are hear being it, my administration is committed to rebuilding the depleted infrastructure of the united states. think of it. we have spent $6 trillion in the middle east and the middle east
is 100 times worse than it was 16 years ago when we started. can you believe this? what a shame. that is why we are pushing a $1 trillion new infrastructure investment bill, we are going to fix our roads, we are going to fix our bridges. we are going to fix our highways and schools and airports. we'll create amazing monuments that inspire awe and wonder in our people it used to be that way. it's not that way any longer. we have airports that look like third world countries. it's not going to be that way anymore.
american workers will build this great future pan american energy and american clean coal will power this future. we are the nation that put a man on the moon, that dug out the panama canal, and that won two world wars. we can do anything, we can build anything, and we can dream anything. we share one home, and one glorious destiny. and whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood.
we all salute that same great american flag! and we are all made by the same almighty god. as long as we remember these truths, as long as we remember who we are, and what we are fighting for, we will never fail fail. america will triumph, freedom will prevail, our values will endure, our citizens will
prosper and our nation will thrive as never before. with patriotism and with love for west virginia in our hearts, we say these words again tonight, we'll make america strong again. we'll make american wealthy again. we'll make america proud again. we'll make america safe again. and we'll make america great again! thank you, west virginia, god bless you, thank you, thank you!
[♪] lou: president trump in huntington, west virginia. a stirring rally. he talked for the whether part of an hour. probably 46, 47 minutes. and was again with the people that he draws great energy from and who obviously give him lots of love, particularly in west virginia. they have a 3% growth rate. coal mines are opening just as he promised during the campaign. and their governor jim justice converting from a democrat to republican tonight giving the president a terrific endorsement, talking about a good man and great president. and joining me now to pick up some of the points the president
was making, fox news anchor, former defense attorney, gregg jarrett. i got a kick how the president in the midst of the celebration of economic growth, booming markets and a lovefest with the folks in west virginia refer together witch hunt being led by robert mueller saying there is no collusion, it's pure bull, that's my word. you know what? just on the day we learn there is another grand jury impaneled by the special counsel. he's saying this is a complete travesty. gregg: he came out swinging and he needed to do that. he has been taking a lot of punches lately. cheering crowd, and they are applauding him as he said russia is a made up story. and he said it over and over.
he didn't need to mention robert mueller the special counsel's name. but he made it perfectly clear that what mueller is looking at is not a crime, that he has done no wrong, and the only injustice is that they made paid no attention to hillary clinton and he talked about the destruction of 33,000 emails and so on and so forth. lou: too often that's what's left out of the conversation. this broadcast, we started hammering this three months ago when it became clear where it was going. a clinton foundation. there is an obvious pay-to-play fraudulent scheme. gregg: there is considerable evidence of that. lou: i don't have to go to court, though i would be delighted to. the fact of the matter is it's a pay-for-play scheme. as secretary of state, the woman
is bringing in money and her husband is being paid a half million dollars by russians and where was the obama administration? why weren't they prosecuted? gregg: one of the great injustices, now we know there is a grand jury impaneled to investigate the winner of the election and not the loser. and how james comey could spend a year and a half investigating hillary clinton, but as you say, pay-to-play, and never impanel a grand jury. he gave immunity to five clinton aides, others took the fifth and no grand jury was ever impaneled. to me as a lawyer it's inconceivable unless comey and the department of justice under landlord * were undermining the -- under loretta lynch were
undermining the investigation of hillary clinton. lou: at least in part that is what was occurring. we know thanks to james comey the aty general, loretta lynch, insisted he not refer to the investigation of hillary clinton as an investigation, but simply as a matter. this man of such moral -- gregg: and leaking government property to somebody unauthorized for the sole purpose of his long-term friend and partner robert mueller who refuses to recuse himself even though the special counsel statute requires it. lou: speaker ryan, the house leadership has