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>> that's what i told you, "america sucks" is not a model. >> i think we are done. anything else? anything about crickets? crickets? special dome xp 27 is up next. hello, brett. >> bret: hello, greg. if you can keep going if you want. this is a fox news alert, i'm bret baier. the president doubles down on tweets about progressive democratic congresswoman who he said should go back to the countries they came from if they don't like it here. the president insisting they all hate the country. those four lawmakers held a news conference a short-term go calling the president 's tweets and statements a distraction, but then again calling for president trump's impeachment. the president is taking heat from both immigrants and republicans deny, but he is refusing to a public to apologized saying again today that people who do not like it in the u.s. should leave. john roberts starts us off, as he often does from the north lawn. good evening.
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>> good evening to you. just days after president trump defendant house speaker nancy pelosi from the very group of congresswoman that he criticized in the tweet, house speaker pelosi today said she wants a vote in the house condemning the president's tweet. the president seems unconcerned. >> these are people that hate our country. >> at an event to celebrate products made in america, president trump today did not back down 1 inch from his weekend tweet in which a set of four democratic congressman, why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came, then come back and show us how it's done. >> as far as i'm concerned, if you hate our country, if you're not happy here, you can leave. >> the tweet was aimed at alexandria ocasio-cortez alexandria ocasio-cortez, rashida tlaib, ayanna pressley and ilhan omar. all are american citizens. all were born outside of the united states. >> this is the agenda of --
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whether it's happening in chat rooms or is happening on national tv, and now it's reached the white house. >> even members of the president's own party condemned the tweets. mike turner tweeting "they were racist and he should apologize." this from republican texas congressman will hurd. >> i think those tweets are racist and xenophobic. there are also inaccurate. >> congresswoman omar came under fire earlier this year for seeming to downplay the attacks of 9/11. >> was founded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties. >> on the south lawn today president trump reminded what omar said. >> you remember the famous "some people." >> asked by fox news if he was concerned with the tweets were seen as racist and were being praised by white nationalists, the president said --
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>> it doesn't concern me because many people agree with me, and all i'm saying, they want to leave, they can leave. it doesn't say leave forever. it says leave. >> president trump got a measure of support from south carolina senator lindsey graham, who eats corn on the congresswoman but suggested the president went too far in his tweet. >> they hate israel, they hate our own country. they are commonly guards along our border, the border patrol agents, concentration camp guards. aim higher. we don't need to know anything about them personally. talk about their privacy. >> the senate minority leader saved his scorn for the president. >> these lawmakers are women of color. telling them to go back to their countries is one of the oldest and crudest tropes to malign nonwhite americans. the president of austria's comments dripped with racism. >> and subsequent weeks today the president sought to flip the script accusing the four congresswoman of being racist in
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tweets saying that the radical left congresswoman should apologize for the following language that they have used in the terrible things that they have said. >> bret: john roberts live on the north lawn, thank you. let's get some reaction to the president on all this back-and-forth today. brit hume joins us in studio now. good evening. >> hi. >> bret: welcome back. a big day. >> quite a day. first on this dustup between him and his four women. it striking that these democrats were at war with this group before the president decided it was a good idea to get in the middle of it and if you're looking for one thing that would tend to unite democrats, if their loathing of donald trump. so if you want them to continue to stumble along, the democrats, the way they seem to be fighting among themselves, it's not at all clear to me that him getting in the middle of it is going to help the cause at all. >> bret: rush limbaugh took a
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different tack on that same kind of -- talking about the rift we nancy pelosi in these four lawmakers, take a listen. >> i don't think trump likes the rift. i think trump wants the democrat party to become known as the alexandria ocasio-cortez green new deal socialism party. i think he wants to hang that label around all of them, and for that to happen, they have to be unified. >> bret: do you buy that? >> that's one theory of it. i think it's a little too clever. i'm not sure that the effect it's going to have. look, i don't think these people have a sympathetic agenda, these four, and i don't think too much of america they are very sympathetic characters, and i think that in that sense, if this drives them into nancy pelosi's arms, his theory may have some water but i'm not sure that that's what's going to
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happen in the other thing about it is his remarks were so brunt to blunt, so crude, so xenophobic, so nativist, that it opens up the charge that he's a racist. i don't think that these were racist comments but there were certainly not exact the what you would call tolerance. >> bret: i saw you get into that on twitter. >> racism is a word with a fairly -- traditionally had a pretty definite meaning, two elements to it. one of them if you believe race is the predominant controlling factor in human behavior, and the second is that you believe in the superiority of one race over another. these tweets might have been about what he thought were these people's nationalities, but they weren't necessarily about their race, and criticisms of people with dark skin did not necessarily equate to racism so i just don't think it was racist. i think they were unfortunate and ill-advised and intolerant perhaps, just i don't think they were racist. >> bret: what about the trickle from republicans kind of condemning these remarks? definitely wasn't an avalanche.
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>> you ought to look with these people are from. republicans are running into constituencies or donald trump's remarks will go over badly and it's bad politics to associate yourself with them or in some cases to refuse to disassociate yourself with them. so i think that's where we are, but i think this contributes badly, the whole episode to this terrible development in our country, the great achievement of the civil rights movement, perhaps the greatest achievement was the national consensus against racism and when the word is going about with the band and the way it is now, it is really quite a terrible thing to say about somebody, it loses its meaning and it becomes not a matter of american unification around the idea there should be no racism, it becomes a matter of division. >> bret: thank you. the trump administration says it will end asylum protections for most central american migrants will arrive at the u.s.-mexico border in a major escalation of the president's battle to limit
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illegal immigration. this comes as the mass deportation rates anticipated -- so far not come to pass. national correspondent william la jeunesse is outside of immigration and customs field office in los angeles tonight. >> protesters on the country claim ai's operation targeting recently arrived illegal immigrants with a kernel record understanding deportation order is racist, heartless, and unnecessary. >> to justify the shameful policies of separating families. >> the operation did not go office publicized on sunday because sources say the story leaked out, robbing a look to agents the element of surprise. >> didn't have to start yesterday, the truth is it started a number of days before yesterday but yesterday was very successful. >> near macarthur park, residents were fearful. >> they are not in public, they are not spending money, they're not going to do those kinds of things that would normally do just out of their own safety. >> to try to confuse people, to
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scare them, to put them on edge. >> the administration argues the 2,000 immigrants sought by ice represent less than 1% of the 1 million immigrants it claims ignored final orders of deportation and a fraction of the roughly 350,000 newly-arrive central americans, most of whom have claimed asylum. >> we are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court. >> democratic lawmakers almost universally condemned president trump's crackdown, the most said nothing went up to 70% of president obama's deportations had no criminal record. >> if you plan to enter the u.s. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up. 85% of normal to and across the borders, 90% were convicted of a crime. under president trump, the numbers remain about the same. >> i say focus on the criminals, focus on the people that are killing people.
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>> agents say this operation could go on indefinitely as ice cycles through the 2,000 identified targets as well as the typical targets they go after, criminal aliens and potential national security priorities. >> bret: william, thank you. customs and border protection officials say 60 to current and eight former border patrol employees are under internal investigation following revolutions of a secret facebook group that marked lawmakers and migrants. most of the posts surface and a select group called "i'm 1015" has about 9500 9500 members. the posts are acceptable. 2020 democratic candidates are condemning president trump's tweets about the congresswoman has another week of campaigning begins ahead of the second round of debates at the end of the month. many of these hopefuls are in the first caucus state of iowa again tonight. correspondent peter doocy reports from des moines. >> candidates are coming together to condemn the commander in chief for telling a
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group of house ashman to go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. >> it is absolutely racist and un-american, and it is an old trope, go back to where you came from, you might hear it on the street, but you should never hear that from a president of the nine states. >> he will try to dominate the news every day crazy tweets, but a lot of the seniors were looking for how they are going to pay for prescription drugs and how they're going to pay for their long-term care, they're not even reading most weeks. >> for the women he's talking about, he won't won. >> candidates have less to say about a campaign promise president trump fulfilled, moving the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem. the news outlet axios surveyed the field, and nobody that replied said they would reverse the move if elected, they would all just let it be. they are also all way behind president trump's fund-raising total. the reelection campaign and the rnc and authorize committees took in $108 million in the
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second quarter, roughly five times more than democratic front runner joe biden, who has the widest lead over president trump in a hypothetical head to, nine points according to an nbc news "wall street journal" poll. also ahead of trump in these hypotheticals, bernie sanders, elizabeth warren, and kamala harris, all supporters of medicare for all, which the front runner has a fresh warning about. >> i understand the appeal of medicare for all but folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of obamacare, and i'm not for that. >> biden unveiled his health care plan today and his message is simple. voters can have medicare for all, or obamacare, but they can't have both. >> in a fundamental disagreement with them on scrapping obamacare. i think we should build on it, we should provide a public option for anybody who wants to keep. we can cover everyone. >> just a few minutes ago, while he was exiting the building, i had a chance to ask joe biden what he thinks of public option
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could pass now when it couldn't almost a decade ago and he said if he thought that was hard, just wait till they try to put medicare for all through to congress. i also had a chance to ask barack obama's former vice president if there are any fans to plans to have the law's namesake barack obama try to come out and help himself, this new and improved version of obamacare and he said there are not. bret. >> bret: peter doocy live in des moines. thank you. one democratic candidate is making a surprising revelation to, former texas congressman beto o'rourke is disclosing a very personal connection to the issue of slavery and reparation reparations. correspondent kristin fisher has details tonight from capitol hill. >> to ensure that we know our history, our true story so that we stop visiting stop visiting injustices on future generations -- >> 12020 presidential candidate beto o'rourke announced in april that he supported legislation to study reparations, what he did not know is that members of his own family had a hand in those racial injustices. after an investigation by the
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guardian revealed that both he and his wife descended from people who own, he wrote last night "i benefit from a system that my ancestors built to favor themselves at the expense of others. it only increases the urgency i feel will help change the country so it works for those who have been locked out of our locked up in the system." but o'rourke is far from alone. last week supports surfaced reports surfaced that mitch mcconnell also had ancestors who own. mcconnell does not support reparations and neither did another politician with slave owners in his family tree, former president barack obama. >> i find myself once again in the same position as president obama. we both oppose reparations, and we both are the descendants of slaveholders. >> after years of being on the back burner, reparations are now front and center in the 2020 campaign and on capitol hill with senator cory booker introducing a bill that would form a commission to explore
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reparations. >> we have a historic opportunity to break the silence coming to speak to the ugly past, and talk constructively about how we will move this nation forward. >> a recent study estimates reparations could cost anywhere from 5.9-$14.2 trillion. senator bernie sanders is among those favoring more funding for federal programs instead of a direct payment. >> i think there are better ways to do than than just writing a check. >> as for what most americans think, according to fox news poll in april, only 42% support paying cash payments for reparation while 60% oppose it. right. >> bret: kristin fisher up on capitol hill, thanks. up next, iran says it will talk with the u.s. about nuclear weapons, but only under certain conditions. we will tell you what those are. first, here's what some of our fox affiliates around the country are covering try. box 45 in baltimore were two people are dead following a shooting at a methadone clinic. people say one of their officers
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and another person or injured. commissioner michael harrison says the suspect to fire the officer is dead as well as another person who was found inside the clinic. a woman who was injured inside the facility is expected to survive. box 46 in charlotte with the start of a state court trial in raleigh about congressional budget later districts that are said to be illegal partisan gerrymandering is. this coming a week after the supreme court ruled is not the purview of federal courts to decide if boundaries are politically unfair. this is a live look at new orleans from fox 8, our affiliate there. the big story there tonight, the mayor of new orleans says the city was beyond lucky that rainfall from what was briefly hurricane barry fell well short of protections. if the system was downgraded from a tropical storm yesterday. there are still tornado and flash flood watches and warnings in effect. that's tonight live look outside the beltway from "special report" ," we'll be rit
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turned up a bogus passport that listed the saudi arabia residence along with piles of cash and dozens of diamonds. they contend, epstein is a flight risk, his lawyers are pushing for house arrest. counselor to the president kellyanne conway refused to show up today as subpoenaed for house oversight committee hearing about alleged violations of the hatch act. the white house asserts, is immune from congressional testimony about her duties. the committee says it may have a business week -- a business meeting next week to hold conway in contempt. the hatch act can prohibits government a voice from engaging in political speech while performing their official duties. burton's foreign secretary says there still is a small window to try to salvage the iran nuclear deal. the u.s. wants negotiations, and iran is now saying it will talk, but only under its own terms. correspondent trey yingst tells us what those are from those middle east newsroom.
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>> iran is a year away from developing a nuclear weapon, that according to british foreign minister jeremy hunt, who gathered with european union ministers today in brussels. the goal of the meeting, find a way to keep the iran nuclear deal from crumbling. >> we think there are still some closing but small window to keep the deal alive and that's what i'm going to talk about. >> hunt's comments, as tensions remained between britain and iran after the british seized an iranian oil tanker near the strait of gibraltar earlier this month. britain also is the vessel will be released as long as it does not had to syria. despite britain's diplomatic olive branch, disagreements between iran and europe regarding the nuclear deal remain. iran broke two decommitments in nuclear deal this month by surpassing the uranium stockpile and enrichment threshold laid out in the agreement. the country plans to make another commitment every 60 days until europe finds a way to relieve economic pressure put on the republic by sanctions.
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in remarks over the weekend, iranian president had a message for the trump administration. left of the sanctions, and then talks can occur. >> when a big power that is a bully, while then, we have to stand up to it. it must stop being a bully. we have always believed in talks, always. >> in the latest tit-for-tat between tat between the u.s. and iran, under obligations to the united nations, u.s. secretary of state mike pompeo granted a visa to iran foreign minister mohammed sharif to travel to new york this week but sharpened where he could travel, just six blocks between the united nations and iranian mission. >> bret: thank you. up next we will go live to a big amazon facility where workers are striking during the retailer's biggest sale of the year. first, beyond our borders tonight, magnitude 7.3 earthquake in eastern indonesia sunday killed two people, damaged dozens of homes there. the government has declared a seven day emergency response period. hong kong lawmakers from both
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finished at 14. many of you watching this program right now may also at the same time be looking for bargains on amazon. the online retailer is holding its biggest sale of the year today and tomorrow and some of its employees are taking full advantage of the situation to try to exert some leverage. susan lee of the fox business network joins us from one of amazon's major facilities in minnesota, good evening, susan. >> good evening to you. what's being touted as the first of its kind across north america, we have some amazon workers walking off the job at this fulfillment center today in protest against working conditions and not higher pay. we do know that amazon raise their minimum wage to $15 an hour last year, but the working conditions, that includes the alleviating what they are calling stressful hourly packing quota. >> i think it's an opportunity for amazon to make some changes to really make this a much better workplace. most the positions are very repetitive in nature, and very
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physical. i don't mind the physical aspect, but the repetitive nature of the job leads to injuries. and after you've been here for a while, people do get injured. >> amazon contends that the timing of this walkout is opportunistic. >> events like prime day have become an opportunity. they know this is a big day for us, they know it's a great shopping opportunity for our customers. they want to be part of the mix. they know amazon is getting a lot of press coverage and this is an opportunity for them to raise their visibility as well, and it's unfortunate that they are conjuring this misinformation. >> today we have some of the tummy down my 20 democratic opals tweeting out their support. elizabeth warren tweeted "i fully support amazon workers prime day strike. their fight for reliable and safe jobs in the reminder we must come together to hold big corporations accountable. big sales are what's expected over the next few days of these prime days with freckled sales expected to be shattered.
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bret. >> bret: live on the line there in minnesota. thanks. a lot of folks are taking the internet fueled idea of storming area 51 where conspiracy theorists think the government has aliens on the ice as just clickbait, but it appears the u.s. air force is taking these threats seriously. jennifer griffin shows estimate from the pentagon. >> it was a joke, but when the air force is taking seriously, a facebook post and about fake designed to get licensed to and read the air force base in about an honest area 51, which has been at the center of ufo and alien conspiracy theories for decades. more than 1 million people have signed up for the "storm area 51, they can't stop all of us" event waited for late september in which the post eclairs "we can move faster than our bullets, let's see them aliens." it's been enough to spook the air force. which doesn't use the term area
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51 to describe the 2.9 -- the largest in united states located at nellis air force base in nevada. one of the many reasons air force officials don't want people to trespass on the base, they are worried some might be killed. "any attempt to illegally accessed military installations or military training areas is dangerous." there has been renewed interest in ufo sighting since it was revealed earlier this year the military has spent $22 million to research ufos and announced new classified violence for how its pilots should report them. last month the navy briefed several senators on capitol hill about ufo encounters like this one. from a navy team training mission for your signal off the east coast of the united states an unidentified aerial phenomenon. >> you have objects that are doing things, maneuvering in
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ways without any obvious sign of propulsion. >> it's not clear the 1.1 million facebook followers who said they are going to storm area 51 are real and not russian bots. bret. >> bret: jennifer griffin at the pentagon, thank you. president trump says people who don't like it in the u.s. should go back to where they came from. back-and-forth on all of that, his critics say, that is racist. we will ask the panel to weigh in when we came back. ♪ saved hundreds. that's a win. but it's not the only reason i switched. geico's a company i can trust, with over 75 years of great savings and service. ♪ now that's a win-win. switch to geico. it's a win-win.
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♪ >> these are people that in my opinion hate our country. if they don't like it here, they can leave. >> doesn't concern you that many people saw that tweet is racist and that white nationalist groups are finding common cause with you on that point? >> it doesn't concern me, because many people agree with me. >> i encourage the american people and all of us in this room and beyond to not take the
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bait. we know this is who he is. this is the agenda of white nationalist. >> no matter what the president says, this country belongs to you, and it belongs to everyone. >> bret: the four democratic congresswoman with a press conference this afternoon, they call themselves "the squad," they are now on essentially the target list because of the rhetorical back-and-forth between the president this weekend starting, so interesting to see a progressive democrat congressman who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete, total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world if they even have a functioning government at all, now loudly and viciously telling the people of the united states, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run. why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came, then come back and show us how it is done. of these places or how badly,
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you can't lay fast enough, after that nancy pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements. following up today as the pressure was going on. the dems were trying to distance themselves from the four progressives, but they are not forced to embrace them. that means they are endorsing socialism, hate of israel, and the usa, not good for the democrats. it lets our panel. chris stirewalt, politics editor here at fox news. mara eliasson, national public radio, and matthew continetti, editor in chief of "the washington free beacon" ." okay, a lot of back-and-forth. >> a lot of back-and-forth, just as the democrats were forming a circular firing squad, which is where the republican's want them to be, donald trump decides maybe they were getting too much attention, he wasn't getting enough, and he decided he needed to be part of this fight. fighting it seems to be where he feels most comfortable and he decided to, instead of making it an intramural fight inside the democratic party, he was going to attack people who originally came from countries where governments were corrupt.
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only one of the four people was an immigrant. go back to where you came from is a very old trope, and it made it all about the president's xenophobia again. >> bret: matthew? >> friday, it was the squad insinuating that nancy pelosi was a racist. now after trump's comments it's all about donald trump's racism. but i would say this, this is following a very common pattern interim controversies. there are some common, and everyone responds and attacks trump for the comments and republicans slowly begin to denounce the comment and then invariably the left, the democratic party, and some elements in the mainstream media overreact and we have no clear winner, so we are following that pattern and i would say this. the memory of this controversy will probably fade, but if the association of the democratic party with alexandria ocasio-cortez and ilhan omar does not fade, that is a political problem for the
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democrats. >> bret: you're exactly right, this happens all the time, it is a constant will, happens on most exactly the same way, but to that last point, limbaugh mentioned this earlier, we played the sound bite, what about that, the embrace that will happen of the squad by nancy pelosi and everybody else? >> and they will be empowered. in our current terrible political culture, victimhood as the president democrats demoed to mistreat himself, the greatest currency. the best thing you can make an american policy today is a victim that you can claim grievance. they have grievance to claim, this gives them clout. this is number one, so the democrats who were really souring on these people -- cortez was headed quickly -- ask yourself this: if you were a democrat running for president, would you want alexandria ocasio-cortez's endorsement, other than bernie sanders? >> bret: and elizabeth warren. >> i don't even know if i was more and if i would wanted, now they get a reset, they get a do over now.
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>> the end result is not that more democrats are going to want her endorsement, i can tell you that. that is not going to change. if what we associate aoc with is saying this country belongs to you, if a to everyone, that's good for her. it's about ilhan omar talking about israel and jews dual loyalty, that's bad. >> or cussing on tv. >> right. the president, i think, gave democrats a chance to take a breath, stop shooting at each other in a circular firing squad. we don't know yet if they're going to continue to do that or as matt says, overreact. but this was a controversy that was going the president's way until he decided to say they should go back to the countries they were from. >> bret: here is senator lindsey graham and the president about what he said. >> we all know that aoc in this crowd are a bunch of communists, they hate israel, they hate our own country, they are anti-semitic, they are anti-america. aim higher. if we don't need to know anything about them personally. talk about their policies.
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>> i disagree with lindsay. these are congressman. what am i supposed to do, wait for senators? point until we get somebody else in a higher position, higher office? >> don't know what he meant by aim higher, he meant aim higher as an act more presidential, and he said i should wait for someone from a higher office. >> or talk about the policies that are very unpopular. you talk about illuminating private health insurance, you talk about open borders policie policies, which basically ocasio-cortez supports, talk about the more radical aspects of the green new deal, declaring war on cows. that's the traditional place of american politics up until about five years ago. now it's all about the people. >> it's all about the culture wars. >> culture wars and focus on people, but the truth is celebrity counts for everything. aoc is a big celebrity on the left. >> that's what donald trump wanted to get involved. >> that's what donald trump wants to associate her with the democratic party. >> bret: and it is -- he sucks up a lot of oxygen when this
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happens. it's all anybody's talking about. >> the question is that to his benefit or detriment? >> bret: most of the time comes on to his, does it not? i'm not saying this is going to come and sing the equation. >> he still the president. all of this depends on who the democrats nominate for 2020, whether or not any of this stuff sticks because here's part of the problem, the nrcc, the house election arm, sent out a thing today that had a picture of stalin on it -- i'm sorry, lennon. they went lower key. they went with lenin to compare lending to the democrats. the democratic nominee better pay off on that kind of rhetoric for it to stick, because of its joe biden or somebody who seems friendly and moderate, it's going to sound pretty ridiculous. >> bret: carolina senator tim scott with a statement, far left, pro-socialist policies, not to mention hateful language some of the members have used towards law-enforcement and jews are wrong for the future of our nation. the president interjected with an acceptable personal attacks
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and racially offensive language. in a matter of political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further. a few other republicans have put out statements or have been tracked down the hallways, put out tweets, but for the large majority, the criticisms coming from the left. >> right, it's very, very hard for any republican elected official to break with donald trump because he has such a firm grip on the electoral -- on the primary electorate in the republican party, but when tim scott complains about dividing our nation further, donald trump has used division to his benefit over and over again. he's not going to stop doing that. the us versus them equation is what works for him. >> bret: next up, joe biden sticking with obamacare. ♪ a button. ♪ that a speaker is just a speaker. ♪ or - that the journey can't be the destination. most people haven't driven a lincoln.
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♪ >> i believe we have to protect and build on obamacare. that's why i proposed adding a public option to obamacare. i understand the appeal of medicare for all. folks supporting it should be clear that it means getting rid of obamacare. >> inside the democratic party, the legacy of the popularity of president obama is still very large. by being in favor of an expanded obamacare, he draws a pretty
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clever line. >> bret: there is joe biden sticking with obamacare, pushing back against medicare for all. new nbc "wall street journal" poll out today on this head-to-head matchups against president trump and there you see biden positioned best, but we've seen the president react to these polls. he says "here we go with a fake pulse, just like what happened with the election constructed hillary clinton, near times, "washington post," they all got it wrong on purpose. suppression polls so early, they will never learn. a new poll out in hampshire tonight has very interesting results. joe biden up, but he's under 30%. he's barely over 20, but there you see kamala harris, elizabeth warren, bernie sanders all the way down at 9.9% in new hampshire, someplace he won big before. back to the panel, chris, surprised by new hampshire? >> is that while? bernie sanders under 10% in new hampshire. elizabeth warren targeted him and ground him down and only for the two of them there will be --
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there is no second-place coming out of new hampshire. >> there both neighbors. >> both senators from neighboring states. the rise and fall of bernie sanders is one of the most amazing stories. if you're biden, 20% in new hampshire is okay, because that's not your kind of state, that's not your spot. biden in this cycle ends up looking a lot like trump in 2016. divided field, and as long as that support gets distributed over too many other candidates, biden can go through this with a quarter or third of the boat and be fine. >> remember what comes right after new hampshire, a lot of states with a lot of african-american voters and if you don't have support in that community, you're not going anywhere. if kamala harris should be able to compete there and joe biden, we know, has very strong support in the african-american community. >> bret: booker getting beat by marianne williamson. >> he never got any traction at all. >> love is a battlefield. >> the thing to remember is the democratic field is a normal sized field of 4-5 candidates in bedded in a sea of one per centers. >> bret: matthew?
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>> chris is right, biden 'display is to associate himself with the obama legacy because obama is still so popular. i think biden decided after a rough first debate that he actually does want the democratic nomination so you saw him give a forceful interview with chris cuomo, then you saw him apologize for the busing comments, and now you see him embrace obamacare wholeheartedly, which is something a lot of the other 23 candidates have not done. >> bret: peter doocy asked him if the president, the former president, obama, would be out helping him sell this new version of obamacare and the answer was no. >> not until after he gets the nomination. >> one thing that does strike me an apple, the president shouldn't be so quick to denounce it, because if you look at the approval rating, his approval rating is a 45% in the general ball. barack obama's was 47% in july of 2011. he's right around where obama was about a year before the election. >> bret: where is the democratic party on this issue of health care? the biden plan is to take obamacare and soup it up, give
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it a public option, but bernie sanders kamala harris, others are for -- a bernie sanders tweeting "i thought to improve in parts obamacare, traveled all over the country to fight the repeal of obamacare but i will not be returned from ending the corporate greed that creates dysfunction in our health care system, we must pass medicare for all." not alone. >> i think the big advantage that harris has in all this is i think she would say just about anything. she is very eager to win friends and influence people and she, like a lot of politicians, including our sitting president, tends to fill the room what it wants to hear, so she's probably pretty flexible on this. i think that for biden, this is a very smart play. he's grabbing obama as tightly as possible and during his fellow democrats. you come after obamacare if you want to. that is sacred ground for democrats, who spent eight years fighting over that against republican's. >> newt gingrich had a point. why are all the democrats except for joe biden running away from barack obama, the most beloved politician in the democratic
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party? >> bret: we are going to talk about this again, but the issue of reparations continues to come up. >> and beto says he is descended from slave owners and i think the good news for beto reparations is more popular than he has. [laughter] associating himself with the popular issue, but it's not very popular. high 20s in support. >> bret: you think is not going a place? >> what a wreck. the wreck of the has for us. this guy is just such a disaster and it's amazing he showed such promise in texas running against ted cruz. i was a miserable the campaign trail and he is like the self reporting woke bro. it is just the most pitiful -- it's a pitiful spectacle. >> bret: you think before the next -- next to debates are next week in detroit. but soon were probably going to see more people drop out like eric swalwell did. >> we've seen one drop out. i think by the time we get to the fall were going to see a lot of dropout around the edges. but i do think that. p though my field is biden, harris, warren,
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buttigieg, and sanders. >> there's five now. >> bret: panel, thank you. when we come back, singing for their supper. ♪
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thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for this "special report," fair, balanced and still afraid, "the story" hosted by martha maccallum starts right now. hey, martha. >> martha: good evening, everybody. we get started tonight with a look that at something that is getting a lot of heat these days, patriotism in america. really when you look back, it has surged and retreated over the course of our history, who is america? who is not? what are american values? >> these are people that in my opinion hate our country. you can say what you want, but get a list of all of the statements they've made and all i'm saying is if they are not happy here, they can leave. and you know what, i'm sure that there will be many people that won't miss them. >> bret: so now those four members of congress are saying that it is the president who is un-american, among other things. they came out swinging. >> this is