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>> you are really there with the people. >> welcome back, jesse. never miss an episode of "the five." don't forget to set your dvr. "hannity" is up twitter twitter. "special report" is next. >> bret: this is a fox news alerts. i am bret baier. president trump begins his second 100 days. he's making is on many fronts tonight. a wide range of interviews, he has had the following. he is considering trying to break up some big banks. he's also considering a hike in the gasoline tax to support infrastructure spending. the president spoke with paul ryan over the weekend said he believes the vote on a new health care bill will happen this week. plus president trump raised some eyebrows when he said he would be willing to meet one-on-one with north korean dictator kim jong-un. under certain conditions. and that no one is safe from the
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north korean threat, not even here. we have fox team coverage tonight. john roberts at the white house with the latest on the effort to repeal and replace obamacare. benjamin hall in london as the world waits for another nuclear test from the communist regime. brit hume looks at the politics here at home. we begin with rich edson at the state department. >> good evening. it is the strategy of urgency. that's the approach to confronting an increasingly aggressive north korea. there are questions of whether their current strategy will work and how far president trump is willing to go to contain north korea. the president of the united states meeting with one of the world's most violent repressive dictators. in an interview with bloomberg news, president trump said "if it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, i would absolutely. i would be honored to do it. if it's under the, again, under the right circumstances, but i would do that." >> there is a lot of conditions that would have to happen.
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to show signs of good faith. if the circumstances present themselves, we would be prepared to, but they are clearly not of this time. >> congressman eliot engel's response. "the president saying he would be honored to meet with a dictator and murderer is the latest example of the dangerous inconsistency coming out of this administration. the trump administration should be devising a credible strategy, not flying by the seat of its pants." in an interview, president trump called kim jong-un on a pretty smart cookie. the president stressed fox news the urgency needed in addressing north korea. >> nobody is safe. we are probably not safe over here. if he gets the long-range missiles, we are not safe either. so we have to do something about it, and we will see what happens. >> the strategy: sanctions. this week, the house is
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scheduled to consider measures expanding sanctions targeting north korean shipping and those who employ north korean slave labor. the new sanctions bill requires the administration to determine whether north korea is a state sponsored terrorism. the administration is pushing other countries, china, to implement sanctions. >> there are plenty of chinese companies and chinese banks that are complicit in these activities and at some point the trump administration is going to have to go after them in order to be compliant with the sanctions laws. >> rex tillerson called out china. its response, the key to solving korean aggression lies outside china. state department says the u.s. wants to see a change in north korean behavior in the coming months. in the meantime, placing trust in building a coalition with the u.s. may have to pressure its partners as much as it's pressuring north korea. >> bret: rich edson,
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thank you. north korea says it will conduct another nuclear test at a time and place of its own choosing. what it's not saying is anything about backing down in the face of growing international pressure. corresponded benjamin hall in london has that part of the story. good evening. >> good evening. many people waiting for the next nuclear test. north koreans themselves have said they're going to carry one out. it satellite imagery suggests they've been preparing wondering what happens next is anyone's guess. pyongyang still defiant today as it warned of a nuclear test at any moment and anyplace in the face of what it called u.s. aggression and hysteria. the rogue state continues to provoke, trying that failing to successfully test a missile on saturday. broke up less than 15 minutes after takeoff. over the weekend, president trump reached out to numerous allies in the region, coming under fire for inviting president duterte of the philippines for the white house
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following reports of its human rights violations. others see it as a necessary compromise. >> the united states needs these allies in asia to cooperate with respecter north korea, china, the south china sea. it's the classic attempt to balance the strategic issues. issues like human rights and the unsavory aspects of the allies. >> japan is playing a significant rule, a helicopter carrier headed to fuel and resupply the uss carl vinson strike group. north korea has also been threatening australia with a nuclear attack, accusing the aussies of blindly towing the u.s. line. the prime minister responded at an event to commemorate u.s. and australian cooperation in world war ii. >> we are taking a strong
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message to north korea that we will not tolerate reckless, dangerous threats to the peace and stability of the region. >> still the key is china. remains responsible for 90% of north korea's trade, around hundred 90 -- $951 million. the antimissile defense system deployment in south korea is a major concern for trying out which believes its powerful radar will be able to monitor its missile capabilities and undermine its nuclear deterrence. china continues to build islands in the south china sea with the philippines claim as theirs. president trump will have to carefully navigate regional politics. over the weekend, mike pompeo, visited south korea under an undisclosed visit apparently to talk with the national intelligence director of that country. but we are also seeing is of two-pronged approach the white house where they are showing their military might with the uss michigan submarine, uss carl vinson strike group but
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also a gathering together of allies like thailand, singapore, japan, australia, south korea to put pressure on north korea and also on china. >> bret: benjamin hall in london. thank you. it would appear republicans are about to take a second shot at an obamacare repeal and replace bill. the vote come this week. chief white house correspondent john roberts tells us what is different this time. to go good evening. the one thing that is different is the vote. the margin of victory will likely be razor-thin but it's beginning to look like a vote this week to repeal and replace obamacare is a real possibility. sources tell fox news the white house is aiming for a vote to repeal and replace obamacare on wednesday. a source of the white house and on capitol hill say republicans are within a few votes of the 260 necessary, though president trump's economic chief suggests they are already there. >> i think we have the vote.
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it's going to be a great week. stick a president trump once vote on health care for two reasons. repeal or placement of obamacare was a central campaign promise and getting rid of obamacare frees up more money for tax reform. at his saturday night rally in harrisburg, pennsylvania, the president threatened to take republicans to the woodshed if they didn't get it done. >> president trump: i will be so angry at congressman kelly and congressman moreno and all of the congressman in this room if we don't get that damn thing passed quickly. >> states gutting mandates for health benefits and coverage for pre-existing conditions despite a provision that allows states to opt out, president trump insists pre-existing conditions will be covered. >> president trump: pre-existing conditions are in the built and i just watched another network than yours and they were saying pre-existing is not covered. pre-existing conditions are in the bill. and i mandated it.
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i said it has to be. >> donald trump sworn in on that as president was hundred days ago. >> the president's reelection campaign today marked his 100 days with the $1.5 million advisor to tout his and compliments and look ahead. after health care, tax reform is the next big agenda item. >> we are all here for the same thing. >> breaking up big banks may be on the agenda. before meeting with community bankers at the white house, president trump reiterated a campaign pledge to look at resurrecting the provisions of the 1933 glass-steagall act which separated emotional and investment banking to protect clients. >> looking at something, he mentioned it on the campaign trail. shouldn't be a surprise to anybody but it's something that's being looked at. >> what was a surprise today is when president trump said he would be willing to consider an increase in the national gas tax to pay for highway infrastructure.
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ntly at $0.18.4 a gallon for gas, $0.24.4 for diesel hasn't been raised since 1993. the idea for the increase, said sean spicer, came from the trucking industry. >> folks expressed to him how deteriorating roads were affecting their ability to deliver goods and services but he said he come out of respect, he would definitely listen to them and consider. >> white house was quick to point out that the president is not supporting the idea of a gas tax, only that he's willing to consider it. no decision or even any kind of indication at this point which way he may be leaning. >> bret: john roberts live on the north lawn. thank you. let's look at the politics. brit hume is here tonight. good evening. you know when candidates has something on on the trail it's one thing that he's considering or she's considering. when the president says that, it gets a lot of attention.
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>> donald trump seems to be learning a lot of things on the job and the one thing he doesn't seem fully you have to of learned is how big a megaphone he has in his hand. the consequences of an offhand comment can be extraordinary, as the previous reporting by her colleagues suggests. the idea that we have an invitation to various thuggish dictators to come to the white house, the possibility of a gas tax and on and on. it is something he's continuing to learn. >> bret: let's go back to north korea and the possible invite. if the conditions are right, he said for a one-on-one meeting, he said he would be honored to meet with kim jong-un. >> yeah, it's pretty hard to imagine him being really honored to meet this character. i suppose you and i could
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imagine some land of milk and honey in which we've arrived, in which north korea has laid down its arms and stopped its intimidation of south korea with the massive military presence that has on the south korean border. i suppose, at that time, some kind of meeting between the two presidents could occur, although it's pretty hard to picture. i think there is a discernible strategy and it's pretty well been laid out by the previous reports which is a combination of carrots and sticks. we put the military assets into the region, say nothing about whether or not we may use them but certainly don't take the military option off the table, get the help we can possibly get from china. and at the same time, suggest if north korea behaves itself, there could be good things in store. that all seems to be completely reasonable, particularly in light of the fact that the military option is off the table for some time, for all intents
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and purposes. >> bret: obviously reaching out to allies besides china, even to the fact of possibly inviting the philippine leader duterte, who is very controversial. lack of human rights and killings in his own country. >> looks like he didn't -- that invitation was not accepted, at least not yet. and it's not clear how much help duterte will be in the effort to form a circle of allies around north korea and in the region. but i think it makes diplomatic sense to try to get as many countries together in a coalition. to let it be known to the north korean dictator that he is surrounded. when you get down to it, i think it comes down to china. because of the trade situation there and because of the proximity to north korea, it has all the leverage that we wish we had and we can only hope they will exercise.
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>> bret: on the domestic policy, the talk of a gas tax for infrastructure. we have heard this many times before, and it is sort of like lucy and the football and charlie brown. it's always pulled away because republicans never want to go down that road. breaking up big banks, that's another big hurdle for congress. >> i don't think this is probably the right moment for him to further stuff the legislative pipeline. he's got a couple big lumps in there now. in the form of health insurance reform and tax reform. central to his agenda before he starts talking about anything like this. you look at the gas tax, it's hugely controversial. it falls hardest on the people who have the least and they are struggling to get to jobs every day and so on. it's a regressive tax by its nature. breaking up the banks, that might be a good idea depending on how it was done but it's hard
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to imagine he could dream of getting anything like that moving through congress anywhere in the near future. >> bret: as always, thank you. another rollback of an obama-era regulation. agricultural secretary sonny perdue is getting rid of some of the nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals, affecting salt and milk. nutrition was a major point about this is for then-first lady michelle obama but some officials say many of the rules put in place back then are unworkable. the trumpet administrations has a new policy will provide regulatory flexibility. we are getting our first look at out $1 trillion spending bill that would keep the government funded through the end of the fiscal year. runs through september. even though the g.o.p. controls the house, senate, and presidency, there is an awful lot of the bill that republicans do not like. leadership on both sides of the aisle is touting the deal.
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chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel explains. >> congress is expected to pass a $1 trillion package to get the government up and running through september. the bipartisan agreement was announced late last night. vice president mike penciled a plan this morning as meetings some key priorities. >> $21 billion in defense spending in the bill. there is also a down payment on border security. i think the american people are encouraged to hear that since our inauguration, illegal border crossings are down 60-plus percent in the country. >> the deal does not cut money to sanctuary cities were for planned parenthood. democrats are celebrating protecting 99% of the epa budget, boosting the national institutes of health funding by $2 billion and stabilizing puerto rico's medicaid program. house democratic leader nancy pelosi bragged in a letter "in a defeat preferred president trump, the omnibus
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does not fund the immoral and unwise border wall or create a cruel new deportation forms." some conservatives are expressing frustration. >> the american people are disappointed in this. i've heard from some today. people are saying why aren't we pushing more? why aren't we trying to do more, fighting for the funding for the border security that we told everyone we were going to do. >> congressman from michigan tweeted "incident defending status quo, g.o.p. should be defending the constitution, rule of law, federalism, free-speech, markets, responsible budgeting." sean spicer said the next funny deal in late september will include more of president trump's priorities. >> 2018 budget will address those things but this is a down payment on border security. it's a down payment on his ability to rebuild the military and repealing and replacing obamacare will address the health care issues. >> one issue with support from
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lawmakers, health benefits for retired miners. >> a group of people that are more likely to have health problems, so this was really, really important. >> sets up quite a fight in september when the president and his supporters will be expecting to see many of his priorities included. many people who are tired of hearing they will win next time. >> bret: mike, thank you. the first cuban-american elected to congress that she will retire at the end of her term. florida republican elena ross lehtinen says she's going to move on after 38 years in office. she says it's a personal decision based on personal consideration. the havana-born republican has been a critic of cuban politics. stocks were mixed today. the dow lost 27.
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s&p 500 up 4. nasdaq gained 44 to close at another all-time high. up next, the murder rate climbs in chicago. the high-tech response that seems to be making a difference there. first here's what's some of our affiliates are covering. fox 5 in san diego. authorities say race was not a factor in yesterday shooting at a birthday pool party. one woman was killed and several other people wounded before police fatally shot the gunman. san diego's police chief says all six of the wounded are expected to survive. fox 4 in dallas. east texas cleans up from tornadoes over the weekend. thousands of homes and businesses were destroyed. weekend storms in the midwest and the south left at least 15 people dead. this is a live look at orlando from our affiliate fox 35 per one of the big stories there tonight, space x launches a spy selenite satellite.
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the rocket lifted off this morning at the kennedy space center. first stage booster returned successfully back to earth for reuse. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report."
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there. four people were killed and 17 wounded in chicago's latest deadly weekend of violence. 2017 is shaping up to be just as violent as 2016 which was the deadliest year in the last 20 in chicago. the atf tells fox it's expecting a violent summer. chicago police have released their april numbers, 45 murders up from 37 in april of 2016, so this city is still averaging at least one murder a day. shooting victims are slightly down. tonight, matt finn looks at how local officials are teaming up with federal agents to solve cases that were once unsolvable. >> blood still stands the sidewalk where 21-year-old was shot and killed. >> i lost someone, basically my best friend. >> the shooting death was 1 of 5
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in february in this district alone. >> we have the names of the people she was with. we don't know who might have done it. we really don't even know who was targeted. >> new ballistics technology is dramatically helping chicago police and federal agents solve cases like hers. it's called ni-ben. detailed information from every gun and bullet found at crime scenes is entered into the database. chicago police started to place an emphasis on connecting the dots. investigators have a catalog of valuable data for tens of thousands of guns on the streets and those recovered. >> without this technology, we would never be able to connect the dots. it would be virtually impossibl impossible. >> a connection was made in the murder of the young mother. police recently confiscated a 9-millimeter glock from a
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suspect. the ballistic database shows it was used in the february murder and in the same district where mallette was killed. it was used in another homicide in march of 2016 and it four other shootings across chicago. because of the nibin database, the suspect who had the gun has a lot of questions to answer, including whether he pulled the trigger, killing two people, including mallets. >> until it happens to you, you don't know the pain. stick with the gun potentially linked to the murder as part of an active investigation. atf officials say here in chicago this technology has helped them with dozens of gun cases pending in court. >> bret: matt finn in chicago. breaking news out of dallas. a shooting that critically wounded a paramedic started as a dispute between two neighbors.
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the suspect gunman was found dead as officers searched the neighborhood. a second body was found in the home, though no details have been released about that person. the state of texas is about to get tougher on sanctuary cities. doug mckelway tells us officials could find themselves on the other side of prison bar bars. >> what do we want? when do we wanted? >> tensions over sb four, the toughest anti-sanctuary bill in the country of up to the governor's office. protesters staged a sit in that would allow law enforcement to question anyone's immigration status even during a traffic stop. it would also allow any police chief, sheriff, or mayor who failed to follow federal immigration law to be fined and jailed. >> it can expose them to high fines and jail time for any sheriff or any official who
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adopts the sanctuary city policy. >> it could make for reluctant enforcement of laws already on the books. police chiefs across texas oppose the bill, writing a op-ed "this will lead to distrust of police and less cooperation from members of the community." >> if you are faced with answering a question that's going to separate you from your children and your family, you're either going to run or fight. texas is a good place to get a gun. >> supporters suggest the argument is disingenuous, so citing crimes jesus takes -- citing crime statistics. >> we have charge them with crimes, murders, sexual sexual, burglary, drug offenses. >> >> legislators debated all nt last week. emotions overflowed with
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opponents accusing supporters of supporting a racist bill. >> i saw mother's trembling. if you've succeeded in anything, you have succeeded in terrifying community. >> and greg abbott and i went for governor. we received nearly 50% of the hispanic vote. >> the final bill will likely be passed and signed by the governor by the end of this week. it takes effect in september but will surely be challenged in court. >> bret: thank you. two and a half years after then president obama hailed the end of u.s. combat operations in afghanistan, the fight against the taliban and al qaeda seems far from over. jennifer griffin is the latest. there's a new report on just how
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bad things may be in afghanistan right now. what are the low lights? >> the inspector general for afghan reconstruction issued his quarterly report and it states in no uncertain terms the casualty rates in afghanistan are "shockingly high" in the first six weeks of 2017. 807 afghan soldiers were killed by the taliban. doesn't include an incident that left 140 afghan soldiers dead in a single attack traded 11,000 were killed by the taliban last year, according to the u.n. "dangerous and stubborn insurgency controls or exerts influence over areas holding about a third of the afghan population. heavy casualties and capability gaps limit the effectiveness." >> we are under no illusions about the challenges associated with the mission.
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2017 is going to be another tough year. >> defense secretary mattis is weighing a request for several thousand more u.s. troops for afghanistan. u.s. marines returned earlier this year and the 82nd airborne is next up to go to afghanistan. general john nicholson says he needs more troops. the u.s. has spent $117 billion in afghanistan since the war began 16 years ago. >> bret: rising tensions between turkey and the u.s. >> forces in the turkish military had been firing across the border at each other in recent days. the tension is so bad that over the weekend the u.s. military deployed small units of special forces soldiers along the turkish border, waving american flags and driving armored stryker vehicles in a show of force to deter the turkish military from attacking the kurdish fighters.
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the turks consider the kurds terrorists. killing 20 kurdish fighters last week, angering american commanders and the pentagon. turkey's president, who just consolidated power in a referendum wants to convince president trump otherwise. the two will meet on may 16th. >> bret: jennifer griffin, thank you. news about this channel. some changes announced today here at fox news. bill schein has resigned as copresident. rupert murdoch, company executive chairman of 20th century fox at "this is a significant day for all at fox news. bill has played a huge role in building fox news to its present position. his contribution to our channel
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and our country will resonate for many years." joe abernathy remains copresident. suzanne scott becomes president in charge of programming. jay wallace is the new president of news. these moves follow last year's raising nation of roger ailes in last month's departure of bill o'reilly, both resulting from sexual harassment allegations. both men deny the allegations. president trump says he is open to a gasoline tax, could break up some big banks, plus he would be honored to meet with north korea's dictator under the right conditions. we will get reaction from
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>> who is safe? that guy has got nuclear weapons. 28,000 troops on the line right there. so nobody is safe. we are probably not safe over here. if he gets the long-range
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missiles, we are not safe eithe either. i didn't say don't test them. he has to do what he has to do but he understands were not going to be happy. >> what does that mean? >> i would not be happy if he doesn't nuclear test. i would not be happy and i can tell you i don't believe the president of china was a very respected man will be happy either. >> does that mean military action? >> i don't know. we will see. doing president trump conducting a host of interviews, different news organizations print speaking there about north korea, he did another interview with bloomberg news in which he said something that raised more eyebrows here in washington. >> yes, under the right circumstances, i would absolutely meet with him. >> are you thinking -- >> most political people would never say that but i'm telling you under the right circumstances i would meet with him. >> bret: him being the north korean leader kim jong-un who he later told bloomberg, i would be honored to do it."
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let's bring in the panel. charles lane, opinion writer for "the washington post." laura ingraham, and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. >> you can look at it this way. we've tried everything else with north korea. we've been around and around and around. we allow them to get a little food every now and then. they need a little help from us. they say they're going to play nice and they don't. supposedly, really smart people, experts have been active through republican and democrat administrations. on the service you think -- on the surface to think why would he meet with him? there might be something else going on. psychological gamesmanship. it looks like some bond formed between president trump and president xi. i think he's trying to kind of be a little bit unpredictable and maybe get him off his game a
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little bit. i don't know if it will work but i know that we are at the point now because all the smart people and the elites have failed and they have failed really badly. >> bret: sean spicer at the white house briefing being asked about the word "honored." >> he is a head of state, so it's sort of, there's a diplomatic piece to it but the bottom line is the president is going to do what he has to do. right now he's building a coalition to isolate north korea economically and diplomatically. >> he called him one smart cookie? >> he assumed power at a young age when his father passed away and there was a lot of potential threats they could have come his way and he obviously managed to lead the country forward. >> bret: chuck. >> the president has the remarkable affinity for strongmen overseas. we saw it and some other things he said about vladimir putin during the campaign.
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as laura mentioned, he seems to have bonded with xi jinping, surprise considering the things he said about china during the campaign. and now i see this remark about kim as being of a piece with that. and mr. duterte but what was interesting in all this is the extraordinary alliance he has placed on xi to figure the problem out and fix it on behalf of the united states and he's even said he is willing to sacrifice a little bit on trade to get that done. i don't have the exact quote but that came out of 1 of these interviews. that's a real change in priority for donald trump in terms of his policy towards asia since the campaign. >> i admire any attempt to put a real deep strategic loss on what trump said but this is ridiculous. this is off-the-cuff, not thought through, no deep
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strategy. the proof is that if this were a calculated proposition, he would never have used the word "honored," which obviously is a mistake. you would need them if you thought it was advancing things. not a serious proposition. we had people at state and defense saying they wouldn't at that level, would not open negotiations. the idea that we are going to have a nixon in china on this is absurd. the president was popping off. he's got a serious policy in place that is to squeeze the north koreans, to threaten them. i liked what he says i won't be happy if you do a nuclear explosion. didn't explain but said i won't be happy. let them guess. he's pushing hard on china. not sure that's going to work but letting the north koreans know were not going to allow an icbm at any point and their pursuit of it is going to end
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one way or the other. that i think is a strong policy for what happened today with the offer to meet with him i think it is not serious and shouldn't be taken seriously. >> bret: i would only say secretary of state tillerson said something similar on npr about a meeting, should things change dramatically. may not have been off-the-cuff. >> the choice is between thermonuclear war and meeting with kim jong-un. if that's what he is thinking could be in the offing, who could say he's not going to do it. it will put america in better interest rate on the surface, seems like why would you? but maybe there is something else going on. i don't agree know all the pieces to this puzzle yet. >> bret: let me turn to domestic issues. from the bloomberg interview, one on potential gas tax. >> you saw what happened with surveillance and i think that
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was inappropriate. >> you stand by the claim? >> take it the way you want to. i think our site has been proven strongly and everybody's talking about it. you don't have to ask me. i have my own opinions. you can have your opinions. >> i want to know yours. you are the president of the united states. >> that's enough. thank you. >> bret: that was not on the gas tax, that was on surveillance. talking about breaking up big banks. >> we are looking at that. some people want to go back to the old system. were going to look at it. we're looking at her right now. dodd-frank is going to be very, very seriously changed so that banks can go back to loaning money. >> bret: i asked brit this, one a president says they are considering, it's a totally different deal. >> the glass-steagall thing,
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they keep calling it 21st century glass-steagall. as i followed the issue, it kind of means whatever you wanted to mean. it means a new banking regulation scheme and they are going to collect 21st century glass-steagall. won't necessarily separate investment and commercial banks as rigidly as the old one. put that to one side. there's a lot of divisions about it. the gas tax is a really interesting proposal. i think it's a good idea and as he pointed out, the money would be, he said if it were a dedicated to highways, the way the system works, it automatically gets dedicated to highways because that gas tax feeds the national highway trust fund. the reason we are having to scramble for this money is that the gas tax has not been raised since 1993. i'm like everybody else out there. i hate to pay it but the truth is that's where we get our money for highways and it's long
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overdue to be increased. >> bret: i know you are a gas tax proponent for 35 years. >> i don't think it's going to go anywhere because there is so much resistance in congress but it's what we need. the french foreign minister said 30 years ago when talking about the budget deficits and the debt of the united states said what a country where you could solve its problems with a 50-cent gas tax. this has been sitting out there forever. >> bret: for the people who say this is regressive and hits the poor more. >> there is regressive. i've advocated for years that you do two things at once. you have a huge gas tax, a dollar a gallon, and then you immediately refunded by lowering the rate of the social security tax. it works out to a $14 a week extra expense on gas and you get it back by lowering your withholding, so nobody is held
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hostage. nobody has to spend the money on it. all it does is it alters your incentive. gas is more expensive, employment is less expensive. the time to do it is when you are at historically low levels. on energy prices. we are never going to get this again. do it now and it will be less notice. if you want to use a part of it to build the infrastructure,ne. but it is lying out there as a source of revenue. every other country, the europeans have $6 a gallon or something, huge gas tax we have essentially nothing, and it's out there and ready to be used. >> i am not for emulating europe in almost any capacity. charles is making some good points. we have to get the revenue somewhere. it's surprising to a lot of people when you hear trump talking about taxing.
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we have $19 trillion in debt and i think they have to look at it carefully and explain its people. it is going to hurt the working people, for his populist message, it's going to hurt those people. if they are going to do something like that, they're going to have to really explain it. >> bret: if you are not going to charge entitlements, you have to find it somewhere. we will look at the new budget deal, who wins and loses in washington. ..shington.
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♪ >> i think the big differences for what we're doing here in washington, you really need heart because you are talking about a lot of people. investors, you don't need so much heart if you want to make a good deal. >> if it changes, we can work together. he can't just dictate what's he want and not talk to us.
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>> either we win or whoever wins understands the priorities of the american people. and they are not with president bush accusing. >> so sorry, president bush. i never thought i would pray praise the day you were president. >> bret: talking about working together or not. this is as bipartisan leadership talking big things about a spending bill, a couple of bullet points. 1.07 trillion of this bill funds through september 30th. 15 billion boost in defense spending. it doesn't fund specifically a wall. 103 million to combat or pows. 8 billion in emergency disaster relief funding. it goes on. the permanent health care for retired coal miners, puerto rico's medicaid fund. it is not cut planned parenthood funding.
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it does continue the national institutes of health, 34 billion. there is also an effort to install low income pell grants. back with the panel. laura, i talked to a number of conservatives today who look at this and say, where is the change in washington? speaker chuck schumer got a lot of them is bill. he also wanted the 68 million for new york city for the trump family. democrats are winners and eyes. g.o.p. leadership are winners because they never want to do shut down the government. they are petrified, more than anything else, i think they are more afraid of shutting down the government than anything else. coal miners, that was the joe manchin deal. part of getting bob leite heiser confirmed as the u.s. trade rep. the defense hawks got a lot. planned parenthood got a lot. national endowments for health god had an increase. these are not the issues that donald trump won on. i think they better be examining
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these priorities. i know you have to cut deals, i get that. but you got to get some of your big things in there. you have to be willing to shut down the government. not essential services, but some of the government to do this. you have to do it. i can't be so scared, unilaterally disarmed right off the bat, which is what the republicans always seem to do. they are petrified of shutting down the government. >> bret: the administration, chuck says, they were able to get into this year because it had been punctured, kicked the can down the role. they are focused on 2018. the bottom line, you look at the epa funding, it has increased, not decreased to where the budget blueprint was. >> i actually scoured the bill looking for something that reflected donald trump's priorities. other than this little bump in defense, and money for the border, i couldn't find it. but i did find 105, i think it was 105 million extra for amtrak. the national endowment for the
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arts, national endowment for humanities, which he wanted to kill and has proposed budget budget, -- >> bret: big bird is safe. >> they got more money. >> what this bill reflects is the fact that donald trump and has came in the middle of this budget process, had his veto, could shape the whole thing. most of this was negotiated before he could get inaugurated. remember how they couldn't quite get it all done at the end of the december? they managed to figure out the call money for mitch mcconnell and joe manchin. the medicaid for puerto rico. i think they have not wrapped up, this is the last budget of the obama years, the last budget that obama had influence over. now, it will be up to them in the fall -- >> bret: we always say, we are one election from changing things. they controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. >> trump got rolled. the republicans got rolled. they ended up with nothing,
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really. it is sort of embarrassing. i understand the strategic idea, we are halfway through the year, a few months left, this has all been negotiated in the past. you save your fire for september for next year. that is what they say every time they say, and they don't use it the next time. trump has been wonderful, i think, and throwing out a lot of ideas. the gas tax, not a great idea. but there is no denying the fact that this was not a win. he was now the winner he said he was, a negotiator. this is a total loss. >> bret: next up, that does it for the panel. finally, a mayday that we will never
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>> bret: finally, as the fight against terror continues around the world, a reminder of the night the world learned of a long awaited victory on the war on terror. it was almost 96 years ago that news broke of usama bin laden's death. the al qaeda leader had been in hiding for a decade following the september 11th attacks. bin laden shot dead during a raid by navy seals in the dark of night in pakistan. tonight, one brief look back at one of the biggest night that many americans had hoped to see for years. >> usama bin laden has been killed by u.s. forces in pakistan. the president saying that there was a lead he was informed of back in august. just last week, he authorized an operation on the ground inside pakistan to go after usama
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bin laden. >> the death of bin laden. >> it was less than a second. probably half a second. just walking and shot him. i was standing above him when he took his last breath. i heard it audibly. >> bret: thanks to those navy seals. all the intelligence officers, u.s. military members, and leaders, who fight terror for us every day. thank you for inviting us into your home tonight. that is it that is it for this "special report." the fair, balanced, and unafrai unafraid. "the story" hosted by martha maccallum starts right now. ♪ >> tuesday, may 2nd, fox news alert, before you book your summer vacation the new warning about isis targeting americans
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with guns, bombs and vehicles. >> i don't care because he doesn't give a -- those republican leaders don't give a [b] >> tom perez has no problem cursing but saying donald trump is too offenses. >> lieutenant dan, ice cream. >> ice cream shortage in time for summary, you may have to dish out for your favorite flavors. "fox and friends" first darts right now. ♪
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abby: good morning. it is the day to wake up and join "fox and friends" first. every day is that on tuesday morning. >> thanks for starting your day with us. right to this fox news alert. urgent warning for americans. isis could be coming for you. >> state department urging travelers to be vigilant in the most common areas in the wake of recent terror attacks overseas. >> live in the nation's capital. >> a new state department travel warning urging awareness and vigilance of continued threats of terrorist attacks which can come with little or no warning. isis, al qaeda and their sympathizers have the ability to execute attacks using explosives, guns, knives and vehicles as ramming devices,