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thanks to my panel and all of you for watching. i'm paul gigot. we hope to see you here next week. president trump is expected to arrive back in washington this hour as fallout continues over his talk of tariffs and trade wars which could have a huge impact on the steel and aluminium industries. hello. and good afternoon to you. welcome to a brand new hour inside america's news headquarters. i'm julie banderas. connell: i'm connell mcshane filling in today for kelly wright. the president making announcement that he plans to impose sweeping new tariffs. he did so at the white house earlier this week. >> people have no idea how badly our country has been treated by other countries. without steel, and aluminium, the country is not the same.
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and we need it. we need it even for defense, if you think. i mean we need it for defense. we need great steelmakers, great aluminium makers. connell: since then some countries have threatened to retaliate and there's some concern from the president's own party that the move could have a negative effect on the economy. >> no trade war has ever worked. we don't want to make america 1930 again. and forgotten men and women of america don't want to be drafted into a trade war. connell: molly henneberg picks up the story now live from washington. what's the latest? >> president trump intends to sign an executive order next week adding a 25% tax to imported steel and a 10% tax to imported aluminium. in part to counter other countries such as china overproducing steel and dumping it on to the u.s. market. president trump says he's trying to save the american steel industry and to fight back against an 800 billion dollars trade deficit. the president tweeted today, quote, the united states has an 800 billion dollars yearly trade
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deficit because of our very stupid trade deals and policies. our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. they laugh at what fools our leaders have been. no more. the details are expected to be released next week. and it's possible there could be carve-outs that exempt certain countries from these tariffs. but free trade republicans say tariffs are not the answer. utah republican senator mike lee called the tariffs, quote, a huge job killing tax hike on american consumers. while i'm sympathetic to the issues facing domestic steel manufacturers, there must be a better way to address the steel industry's concerns, and i hope congress and the executive branch can identify an alternative solution before these tariffs are finalized next week. the united steelworkers union says it's been fighting for action like this for decades, to ensure that, quote, cheaters are held accountable. but that labor union also represents some steelworkers in canada. and is asking that canadian
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steel be exempted from these tariffs. connell? connell: a lot of lobbying and more still to come. molly, thanks. julie? julie: so meanwhile the president is returning from a trip to florida where he met with major g.o.p. donors to help raise money for his reelection run in 2020. the fund-raiser coming on the heels of what was a rough week for the white house. ellison barber has more from west palm beach, florida. >> president trump left mar-a-lago this afternoon. he was only in florida for about 24 hours last night he went to a dinner with rnc donors. he seemingly played some golf this morning and then spoke to those donors again before getting on air force one and heading back to d.c. on twitter he's been talking about trade and doubling down on his tariff plans for steel and aluminium. president trump has faced a lot of criticism in regards to that proposal from members of his own party to world leaders. in fact he's threaten more taxes on the eu if they increase taxes
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on american imports as one eu leader suggested they would do in response to the possible steel and aluminium tariffs. trump is not backing away from the proposal. he believes these tariffs are necessary and important, and he continues to say that even though right now the criticism seems to outweigh the praise, but this week, the white house specifically the people in it have been capturing headlines at times overshadowing policy. white house communications director hope hicks announced that she plans to leave her job at the white house in the coming weeks. she was one of the president's closest advisors. h e she resigned the day after testifying before the house intelligence committee. officials say she had been considering leaving well before this week. the white house is denying rumors of two other potential exits. they are pushing back on reports saying economic advisor could be leaving soon because he's unhappy with the tariff proposal. sarah sanders also pushing back on reports that mcmaster is about to be forced out. >> general mcmaster is not going
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anywhere, as the president said yesterday in the oval office to a number of the people. he think hes doing -- he thinks he is doing a great job and glad he's here. i was making a joke before we started. the chaos i see most this morning i left three preschoolers and a bunch of flashlights with the power out at my house. it was chaotic. for more chaotic early this morning than when i got to the office. >> chief of staff held a briefing with the reporters on friday talked about the rob porter scandal. he tried to clarify the time line between statements and clarify when he knew the extent of the domestic abuse allegations against porter. he didn't clear up a whole lot but in regards whether or not he planned to quit over it, kelly said quote i have absolutely nothing to even consider resigning over. president trump is set to attend the gridiron dinner in d.c. the gridiron club is one of the oldest journalism clubs in the
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city. every year when they have their annual dinners, they typically invite the president. last year president trump did not go. he sent vice president mike pence instead. this year he is set to attend that dinner. in west palm beach, florida, i'm ellison barber, fox news. julie: thank you. connell: on top of everything ellison talked about it was a turbulent week as well for jared kushner. not only did the senior advisor and son-in-law lose his top-secret security clearance but reports claim that federal investigators are now trying to determine whether he used his family business to influence policy. at the white house, sarah sanders shooting down claims that kushner's job may be in jeopardy. >> jared's still a valued member of the administration. he's going to continue to focus on the work that he's been doing and we're going to continue pushing forward on that front as well. connell: let's bring in a commentary writer for washington examiner. what a week. on the jared kushner story, i guess the question is, the "wall street journal" raised this on
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its editorial page but the question now is whether or not kushner has become a political liability for his father-in-law. what do you say? >> well, in about a year, jared kushner has gone from the, you know, political golden boy of this administration to that political liability. he hasn't been able to pass his fbi background check which is one of the reasons why he was downgraded with his security clearance. he hasn't been able to gain the respect on foreign policy circles which is one of the reasons why foreign nations see his inexperience as a liability to be exploited. he also has not been able to dodge very serious pay to play allegations just this last week we saw that citigroup and apollo met with the white house only to give half a million dollars in loan guarantees to the kushner family. so if you are trump, you have got to love the boy, he's your son. he's with you. but you have to ask yourself is the nepotism really worth it? >> so say that you're right about all of that. and again, we don't know that you are, but say that you are
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right, that he has become a liability, and that the president comes to realize that, and that jared kushner does leave the administration. and that his wife leaves as well, ivanka trump. how would that change the dynamic inside the white house, do you think? >> well, i think that the facts and the headlines already show that jared is a liability. he doesn't have a single significant policy achievement to hang his hat on right now. connell: what if he leaves? how would that change? >> then what we see is that trump is finally going to not deal with a downgrade of kushner but rather hand all of the policy reigns over to kelly. if you look at what kelly has been able to do since he came to the oval office, yes, there's been the rob porter fiasco, but for the most part he's been able to bring semblance of order out of discord. so i agree with one writer who said that kelly really is the indispensable man and if jared and ivanka leave that clears the road for him. connell: i get what you are saying about order that's what general kelly has been credited
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with for those who support him. what about policy? you think about what jared and to some extent ivanka represent in that white house, this so called globalist wing; right? the report we had earlier talking about trade, they are said to be allied with the president's top economic advisor, there have been reports this was alluded too that maybe he's thinking about leaving as well. are we seeing a big-time shift in this administration when it comes to policy obviously referring specifically to economic policy after what we heard about trade this week? >> absolutely. if personnel is policy, then their absence from the west wing definitely would leave a vacuum and you would see sort of more of the old hands, people who have been there from the beginning, folks like steven miller and sarah huckabee sanders hay would be stepping in -- they would be stepping in here. but look right now there are reports that jared and ivanka are being pushed out by kelly even at the president's behest. we don't know if those are true or not. if you are jared or ivanka you have to be looking around for
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allies. we've already seen hope hicks leave. so they don't have allies at a moment they desperately need them. connell: another question to get even further ahead of ourselves, when you are having a speculative conversation like that, but the other request is once you get to that point, who comes next? i mean who replaces some of these people that leave? is it kind of a brain drain or talent search? is that a real problem do you think this administration faces for the rest of the year and further on than that? >> we have definitely seen significant attrition coming out of the west wing. a lot of folks have hung it up after a year for one reason or another. connell: yeah. >> what we know as far as the president's hiring mindset, is he values loyalty above all else. he wants people who have been loyal to him during the campaign and now during his time in office, not people who are going to second guess him behind his back, but people who are going to help shape his thoughts into concrete policy, and right now, once jared and ivanka, if they
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do step away, there's going to be a very limited group of people for the president to pick from. connell: the loyalty argument would be the argument in favor of keeping your son-in-law, your daughter, right, so maybe that is -- especially i wonder if the hope hicks -- if hope hicks leaving makes it more likely that jared and or ivanka stay because of that? >> the president certainly likes having both his daughter and his son-in-law there because they are on board with his vision. they've been on board with him during the campaign. and he doesn't have to think is this person just doing this so they can turn around and talk to reporters or is this person just doing this so they can turn around and go get a plushy job at some think tank? they are in this for the long haul because they are his kids. >> phillip, washington examiner, thanks for covering all this ground with us. we appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. julie: fox news alert, an update on the incident we told you about, happening outside the white house earlier today. the secret service is now saying
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the man who shot himself outside the fence along the north lawn has died. no one else was injured. president trump was in florida at the time when it happened and has been briefed on the situation. connell: now time to go to fox extreme weather center. the governor of massachusetts declaring a state of emergency, this after that powerful nor'easter really hammered the northeast, strong winds, massive flooding throughout the area yesterday. power lines knocked down and air travel and ground travel for that matter was disrupted to put it mildly. passengers scrambling to make alternative plans. >> cancelled flight. >> so now what? >> take me home. [laughter] >> got to figure something out. >> boarded the flight at 12:20. sat on the runway until 3:30 or
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so. the flight was cancelled. connell: all right. bryan llenas is live at la guardia airport in new york, one of the places that was a mess yesterday. how are things now, bryan? >> hi, connell. things are looking pretty good here. but travel chaos aside, i want to update people on the state of emergency. virginia and maryland had declared a state of emergency, now the governor of massachusetts has joined those states in declaring that emergency, which means expedited federal funds will be on their way in the recovery process moving forward after this major nor'easter caused some major flooding along the coast of massachusetts. places like quincy especially, the national guard continues to evacuate residents out of quincy, which is just southeast of boston today. the guard and first responders have reportedly made about 250 rescues there since yesterday. some 140 guardsmen and 53 guard vehicles are on the ground in massachusetts and coastal communities, like quincy have
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seen about 15 feet of water submerging vehicles, people's homes and businesses, roadways and some 340,000 homes and businesses in the state of massachusetts do not have power at this time. about a million people nationwide are without power. now, at least five people along the east coast have been killed by this storm. by falling trees and branches, including an 11-year-old boy in up state new york. a tree falling on the home, killing the boy inside. this is the second time in as many months the northeast has been hit with a so called bomb cyclone. it is a nor'easter that undergoes rapid intensification, snow, high winds and flooding hitting pennsylvania, virginia, new york, and maryland as well. today there are about 600 cancellations at the airports. that is much better than what we saw yesterday. and airlines are scrambling to rebook flights. here at la guardia about 48
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cancellations. it was 600 yesterday. and that was a part of the 3400 flights that were cancelled nationwide because of the storm yesterday. some still flew, though, despite the high winds. take a look at this video. this is a plane that attempting to take off at reagan airport yesterday. you can see the gusts of winds moving and swaying the plane. i mean, just -- that is just a scary sight. there was another plane that actually had to abort their landing at reagan national airport yesterday at the very last moment, a southwest airline plane decided not to land and they landed ten minutes later, safely. that just gives you an idea. reagan airport saw some 40 to 60 miles-an-hour winds straight for 15 hours long. that's how long they saw those types of winds. so it has been a precarious situation in the northeast. and the big story now is those power lines that are down. it is cold outside. and people are without power. and without heat. so that's what people have on their minds right now moving forward. hopefully in the next couple
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days, power will be restored. connell: to your point, early january, same area, i was up in massachusetts coast covering it, a bomb cyclone hit almost that same area, quincy, what have you, we will keep an eye on it. bryan llenas out of la guardia. julie: lawmakers left scrambling on what to do next after president trump appears to send mixed messages on gun control. what some democrats are now planning in the wake of the deadly park land shooting. plus, russia's vladimir putin making a chilling claim about his country's nuclear arsenal during his state of the nation speech. so how serious is the threat? >> our missile defense has never been about them. we need to ensure we have a credible nuclear deterrent. and we are confident that we're prepared to do -- we're prepared to defend this nation no matter what.
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julie: the pentagon dismissing a nuclear threat from russia saying it was not surprised by putin's claims of a so called invincible weapon system. now u.s. officials are saying the american people should rest assured they are safe. >> u.s. defense capabilities are
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and will remain second to none. we have a new defense budget that's over 700 billion dollars. we believe that our military will be stronger than ever. the president's nuclear posture review addressed some of this. it made it clear that we're moving forward to modernize our nuclear arsenal and ensure that our capabilities remain unmatched. julie: retired four star general is joining me now, former u.s. army vice chief of staff, chairman of the institute of the study of war -- study of war and fox news strategic analyst. thank you for joining us. u.s. officials say they aren't surprised by putin's new claims but how serious do you believe this threat to be? >> well, first of all, putin has been upgrading his nuclear capability as has china for a number of years and we have not done that with ours because we've had declining defense budgets for more than a decade. finally, as in the introduction there, it was mentioned these
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defense budgets will begin to address the problem that we have with our own nuclear posture and they desperately needed to be upgraded. all that said, putin is adding new capability here, and that is he's once again going to produce tactical nuclear weapons. in other words, they are lower yield nuclear weapons, likely to be used to end a conventional war, with the united states and nato. we and the russians got rid of those weapons many years ago over two decades ago as a result of the inf treaty. he's bringing them back in violation of treaty. we're going to have to produce the same weapons, julie, because we have found out after 70 years of having deterrents with those who have nuclear weapons, you have to have similar weapons to them to guarantee that neither side will ever use them. julie: here's putin's comments he made on nbc about an arms race. while questioning analysts that warn about a start of a cold war. i want you to listen to this.
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>> translator: my point of view is the individuals who have said that a new cold war have started are not really analysts. they do propaganda. if you were to speak about arms race, then an arms race began at exactly the time and moment when the u.s. opted out of the antiballistic missile treaty. julie: i mean as far as, you know, violating treaties, i don't know what he's talking about. putin is in fact and you just mentioned it in violation of the inf treaty by building these tactical weapons and these are weapons that were abandoned by the u.s. and the soviet union years ago. so given russia's violation, what is the u.s. response? >> what's actually happening here, the national security sfrat strategy of the trump administration has identified the exact strategic framework the world is facing. we're back in big power competition with russia not on the scale of soviet union but dangerous and getting more capable and china and also with iran.
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they are all revisionist powers wanting to disrupt the international order as we know it. so putin clearly sees russia -- his domestic people to see russia as a world power. he clearly is concerned about eastern europe and he wants to have a major role in the middle east replacing the united states. it's putin who is dangerous. it is putin who is pushing us back to this cold war issue that we had for 45, 50 years. it is his aggression that is doing it. julie: yeah, russian nuclear missiles have already had the ability to annihilate the u.s. my concern is what is the u.s. defense strategy based on especially considering you just said we're ten years behind when it comes to proper funding in our missile defense program? >> what we need to do certainly upgrade our strategic nuclear power. we're going to build tactical nuclear weapons again so we have bona fide deterrence with the russians so a conventional war
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does not start, and we really have to do some really tough work, julie, in bringing our military up. we have equipment that hasn't been working for a long time. we don't train to the degree we used to train. and we've got to build future capability. the russians and the chinese have closed the technology gap, the advantage that we had for many years. and in certain areas, julie, they actually have some advantages. so this money is a down payment on rebuilding the military. it isn't the answer. it's the down payment. julie: all right. general, thank you very much. >> okay, good talking to you, julie. connell: help is pouring in for victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern america history. coming up, we talk about how strangers are coming to the rescue of those who were forever affected by that night in las vegas. and the white house chief of staff john kelly facing increasing pressure over his handling of the rob porter controversy. he says he has no reason, though, to consider resigning. our panel weighs in on that and more, coming up next. more and more people
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>> six months the last thing i warranted to -- the last thing i wanted to do was walk away from being the homeland security. >> presumably joking there about how he ended up with the position. when he spoke with reporters on friday he did push back on speculation that he could be stepping down as chief of staff. the general has been coming under fire for his handling of the former staff secretary rob porter's resignation amid allegations of domestic violence. let's bring in our panel, now to
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talk about that. a former dnc deputy press secretary, founder of now strategies and ned ryan, former writer for president george w. bush. welcome, both. >> thank you. connell: the idea that john kelly might step down, he's certainly pushed back on this, even if there are still questions about how the white house handled the rob porter situation. he's admitted that it could have been handled better. it does look like he's surviving this. what do you think? >> look, he might survive it, but i think he should resign. i mean it's a disgrace as a chief of staff that he knew what porter did. he knew the sort of abuse that porter had towards his ex wife, and he decided to come out with a statement pretty much saying that porter's a good guy. i mean, it's just -- i'm amazed this sort of behavior should not be tolerated. he should retire. there's a trend at the white house right now that is happening that people are resigning left and right. we just had the communications
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director resign. john kelly should follow that trend. connell: would you agree on how that situation was handled? >> with the rob porter situation, first of all, let's not forget that when you have a white house communications director romantically involved with the staff secretary these things have a way of clouding judgment and decision making. the only proper response in this situation is mistakes were made. >> should kelly resign? >> no, kelly should not resign. i think kelly has moved very quickly on this. obviously porter has been dismised. he's moving quickly on the interim security clearances. i think trump should continue to give him as much leeway as possible to bring order out of chaos. i see it actually moving in the right direction. mistakes were made. could have been handled better. move on. i think kelly has been a very good thing for this trump white house in bringing order. connell: this whole idea of order out of chaos. the white house pushes back
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big-time when you use the word chaos to describe what's happening in this administration. this week i think if it's not chaos it is some word to say it was a turbulent week is maybe the word we will look for. jose, what do you make of the environment right now at the white house? >> you said it. i mean it's chaotic. i mean this white house literally lives scandal after scandal. i mean, we haven't even been a year under this administration and every single week there's a new scandal. you know what? this is bad for the president and it's bad for the country. it distracts the president from doing what he supposed to do, right, make america great again, right, fix the economy and such things. so i mean they've got to get their act together. connell: one thing he's done jose to follow up with you real quickly is he did this today he's going out and trying to raise money. he's already announced he's running for reelection. so the democrats do have to come up with an answer for what's happening here. i know you say the environment is chaotic inside the white house. what is the answer for the democrats?
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are you confident they can take back at least one house of congress in the midterms? >> i have no doubt we can do that. as you know, we have won alabama in the senate we have won two governors in virginia and new jersey. we have won at least 30 state races across the country, and we will take back the house and the senate come november. connell: what do you think of that, ned? i would argue the president had been building some momentum after the tax cuts; right? that his numbers had been improving but now you might say boy after this week and after some of the things that have happened does he risk losing some of that momentum and if so, what are the ramifications politically? >> well, i would say one turbulent week doesn't make a presidency. i mean it was a rough week. you can move on. focus on the positives. a lot of good things have been done. obviously from the tax bill. connell: what are the positives now? should it just be focus, focus on nothing but tax cuts but are there other things that you can shift to now and if so, what are they? >> i would focus again on the benefits of the tax cut, still continuing to kick in. i would continue to focus on
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trump's ability to cut back the regulatory state. let's not lose perspective on the fact that trump has real able to continue to appoint and nominate conservative judges. so there are a lot of positive things that can be done moving forward. i would offer, though, that he should probably be a little slower on the twitter trigger. he should replace hope with a professional. and then listen to the advice on the messaging. and then continue to let general kelly have his way in dealing with some of these security issues and continuing to bring some real order. so, you know, again, it is one week. you know, the other thing i would offer too is this people are saying his approval ratings are a little low. let's not forget obama in his second and third year spent the overwhelming majority of it under 50% in approval rating. i think some people have the memory of fruit flies. let's have perspective. a bad week is a bad week and you move on. connell: fruit flies don't have good memories? jose pick up on that if you can. there are some points there that
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the other presidents have battled back from low approval ratings; right? so maybe ned is right about that. what do you say? >> look, i mean he might be able to and i'm sure republicans are betting on that, but he's got nothing to show for it. he has passed one legislation. connell: he got the tax cuts. >> he's got nothing else. he's got the russian investigation still on his back. we're still talking about that. >> which is falling apart. >> you know what's interesting is -- >> let me say real quick, ned. what's interesting is he might have a strong economy; right? he might have a strong stock market. and i just wonder whether or not he's cut into any of those things with the announcements on trade this week with the tariffs that really became a big issue at the end of the week because that would be what he would be running on, tax cuts, strong economy, strong stock market; right, ned? >> no, that's right. i mean, we're going to have to see how this whole idea of tariffs plays out, but i would offer going back to the whole russia investigation, usa today did a poll out of the thousand
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people that were polled, only 5 total said that russia was the most important issue for them going into the 2018 midterm. connell: the economy -- >> i'm like hey democrats continue to focus on that. you know where the voters favor republicans, economy, national security, jobs, all of these things where i think republicans are doing all of the right things. so i feel like the things are turning in the right direction. the congressional generic poll is turning in the right direction. let's not forget in the most recents rasmussen poll trump is at 49%. he needs to get over 50 though. connell: that poll has always been more friendly to him. on the average 40s. guys, we have to go. thank you. >> thank you. julie: a victim's fund is set to begin handing out 31.5 million dollars raised in a go fund me campaign after the vegas shooting. the fund is paying $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the massacre. dan springer is live in los angeles with this story. hi, dan.
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>> this being the worst massacre in u.s. history, the task of collecting donations and districting the money has been a very -- and distributing the money has been a big undertaking. we're told the first checks will be going out on monday. 58 people were killed and more than 700 injured when gunman paddock opened fire at the festival on october 1st. the fund-raising begin almost immediately. a lot of outpouring. it started as a go fund me page but then grew into the las vegas victim's fund, a nonprofit corporation which has collected 31.4 million dollars. 532 people have filed claims. the families of the people killed will each receive $275,000. now ten other people who are either left paralyzed or suffering permanent brain damage are getting the same amount. the 147 people who were hospitalized will share 10 million dollars. and the amount received is based on the length of the hospital stay. there were 90,000 donations. 40% of the money raised was
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given by the nevada gambling and tourism industry. their business has taken a big hit right after the shooting, and revenue fell. it's down. it's still down overall tourism off 3% with gambling on the strip down 9% in january. now relatives of some of the people killed have been interviewed in recent days, and they say the money is appreciated, though it obviously will not replace their loved one. meantime, there are still lawsuits moving forward against the concertgoer, the promoter, mgm and the manufacturer of the bump stocks used by paddock in that awful shooting. julie? julie: thank. connell: the white house appears to be walking back some of the president's calls for stricter gun control and as the parkland shooting continues to spark a heated nationwide debate, we will talk more about how democrats plan to move forward from here as republicans call for bipartisan support on a more limited proposal. >> i just urge the senate and
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connell: we have a fox news alert. joint base andrews just outside of washington, d.c., the president arriving back in the nation's capital this afternoon after spending well at least the last day or so in florida. he was raising money at his mar-a-lago estate among republican donors earlier in the day today. now he arrives back in washington and makes the walkover. he will eventually get on marine one and head back to the white house south lawn. the president is attending an event he doesn't normally attend this evening, it is a dinner with journalists, normally a light-hearted affair, this is the gridiron dinner tonight. he skipped it last year. he skipped similar events in the past, but this evening he es --
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he's going. back to the white house for the president and first lady to get ready for the dinner this evening and all the other more important -- more busy events that they will be dealing with as the new week begins that they were last week. there's the president on to marine one, on his way back to the white house from florida. the dinner in washington tonight. julie? julie: all right. well, the debates on gun legislation could be stalling on capitol hill after president trump surprised republicans with some very hard line comments on gun control. in fact, earlier this week, the president called for a major tightening of background checks while suggesting that authorities could take firearms without due process from americans who are deemed dangerous. well, now, the white house is striking a more moderate tone. here is president trump on wednesday. >> having a comprehensive bill, some people don't like the word comprehensive when they are talking. i like the word comprehensive. they say that's a bad word. because it represents things.
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i mean to me i like the word comprehensive. it has to be very strong. i would rather have you come down on the strong side instead of the weak side. the weak side would be much easier. i would rather have you come up with a strong strong bill. >> the president's not going to unilaterally say without seeing that piece of legislation, but he does want congress to come together and put forward a piece of legislation that addresses the safety in schools and gun violence specifically. julie: let's bring in california congressman john garamendi. he sits on both the house armed services and house transportation and infrastructure committees. thank you very much for talking to us. >> good to be with you, julie. julie: as you point out, action on gun legislation has skidded to a halt in congress. what will congress do, if anything, about gun laws in wake of parkland? >> well, we really must. we really have to address the problem of gun violence
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throughout this nation. it is a very serious serious problem. and it's not just parkland. we've seen just in the last decade over 306 people killed by assault weapons. and those are massacres, if you will, where more than six people have died. so this is an ongoing problem, and we just -- and that frankly -- those numbers do not include las vegas, parkland, or the event in texas. it's a serious problem. what can we do? well, certainly the background checks for all of gun sales, except perhaps between a father and a son, and that can be done. right now there are no background checks in my parts of the nation for gun sho shows -- many parts of the nation for gun shows. that opens the door for people to have guns who shouldn't have them. also what hasn't been talked
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about much is social media, facebook, twitter, all the other social media, those companies collect the information about what the users are doing. you know, if you are interested in a bright red cherry red corvette, pretty soon you are going to start getting advertisements about corvettes. julie: right. >> so why not use that same kind of algorithm to identify people that are using the internet with messages and then send that information off too the police? julie: what do you think of senator rubio's plan to present a new law that would lead to the creation of a gun violence restraining order to obtain a court order to prevent the gun sales to those who pose as a threat to some of those with a history of mental illness? >> it is a good idea. we have that law in california. if a person has spousal abuse, criminal record of a certain kind, restraining order, they can't buy a gun. if they have a gun, it can be taken away from them, due process of course, but
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nonetheless it can be taken away. it is a good idea. we actually have it. julie: with regard to how determine someone mentally unfit to buy a gun. that is something i have been inundated by twitter followers on maybe statements i have made about the fact that, you know, obviously this is a problem. it needs to be dealt with. one of my twitter followers actually wrote to me, how do you plan to determine who is mentally ill? every single member of the military coming back from combat was encouraged to sign a form that they had ptsd thus they could be considered mentally ill under obama care, no due process or proper diagnosis there. what do you say to that? i mean because beyond mental health, we talk about background checks that need to include criminal records, history of violence, etc. in fact in israel you have to get a doctor's note proving no mental illness or history of drug abuse and demonstrate that you can use your gun at a firing range before taking it home. what do you propose when dealing with this mental health issue? >> well, you are quite correct. there are many different kinds
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of mental health issues. most of which, the great majority of which, don't lead to violence at all. so for those kinds of mental health problems, that do lead to violence or where there's a record of violence, where there's other things going on, spousal abuse, anger management, all those kinds of things, those you can identify those and those could be reasons for not being able to buy a gun. also there are the issues of reports to the police that often result in mental health issues. so yes, these could be identified. julie: right. >> i will give you another one that makes no sense to me and we dealt with this a year and a half ago and that is no fly, no buy. if you can't get on an airplane because of some problem, whatever that might be, but you can go out and buy a gun, what's that all about? julie: right. >> so there are many different avenues that we need to explore on this and basically we need to restrict the access to guns for people that are violent likely
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connell: campaign news now from russia of all places a may zwror show of support for -- major show of support for president putin over there. tens of thousands showing up at
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rally in moscow earlier today. we have ryan chilcote with more on this. >> putin addressed his suppo supporters at a full house in a big stadium. it was the close he has done to a campaign rally so far. the election itself is on march 18th. that is the fourth anniversary of russia's annexation. it is not by accident that they have chosen that date. obviously condemned internationally, very popular within russia. and they use this really to -- he used this i should say to send a message that he intends to build a strong russia. >> translator: all who have gathered here at the rall di today have come -- rally today have come for a strong russia, not just those who are in central moscow today but all of our supporters across the huge territory of this country. and there are lots of people, hundreds, thousands, millions of people we feel so close to them that we feel their breath and
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bones because together we are a team. we're a team; right? >> putin is expected to of course win that election, no real opposition to him, but that's not to say there's no opposition in russia. they are not running. they had their own rally last week where they commemorated the death of one of the opposition leaders who was shot dead three years ago. russia's most popular opposition leader now has been barred from running in the election. connell? connell: thanks, ryan. ryan chilcote in london. that does it for us in this hour with the news continuing at the top of the hour with eric shawn and arthel neville. julie: i will see you on the fox report at 7:00 p.m. eastern. don't be late. entire community e together as a whole. ♪ it was such an overwhelming response to help others. no one thought that they were going to do this before it happened and everyone just did it. i think that's the way that human nature should be looked at. ♪ i'll stand by you. ♪ i'll stand by you.
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arriving back in washington as he ramps up his tough talk and trade. and amid continuing fallout over the resignation of hope hicks. welcome to a brand-new hour inside america's news headquarters. i'm arthel neville. >> hello. i'm eric shawn. well there are concerns rising over a potential trade war, perhaps after the president announced steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum. the president is tweeting, quote, the united states has an 800 billion-dollar trade deficit because of our quote very stupid trade deals and policies. our jobs and relt


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