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overseas instead of united states skipping out on in the process, by the way, he's trying to do away with all healthcare in america. during the pandemic, we're seeing not only the inequity of this policy, but the enormous vulnerability that this creates for our own health security. our security requires us to have supply chain of the necessary drugs based here, not overseas, not overseas in times of crisis. what about trump's commitment to buy american? like the rest of president trump's promise, it has nothing to do with reality.
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it's a bunch of hot air. contracts to foreign companies using american tax dollars went up 30% since he's been president. so to recap, one, trump hasn't stopped companies from closing plants and sending jobs overseas. two, he's rewarded companies that cut jobs and failed to invest here at home with billions of dollars in tax breaks. three, he's awarding more and more federal contracts to foreign companies. president trump has broken about every promise he made to the american worker and he's failed. he's failed our economy and our country. look, did you really expect anything different from this guy? from someone who called those of you and those that were serving in uniform who have given their lives to the country losers and suckers? let me tell you something, my
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son, beau, is the assistant u.s. attorney, volunteered to go to kosovo. helped them set up a government in the middle of a war. i know i'm being proud here. he's the only foreigner, has a monument that they raised built and service to him thanking him for what he did. he also volunteered to go to iraq for one year. he wasn't a loser or a sucker. no one who serves this nation has been a loser or sucker. they're all heros. would you expect anything different from someone that can stand next to a fallen of a soldier and say at a cemetery, i don't get it. what was in it for them. what was in it for them. donald trump doesn't understand
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what it means to serve something bigger for yourself. he doesn't understand duty, honor, country. he lives by a different code. lies, selfishness, greed. yes, donald trump and i have a pretty different philosophy when it comes to giving our word. mine means something. when i tell the american people i'm going to do something, i follow-through. here in michigan, you know that is true. when barack and i took off in 2009, the economy was crashing. we inherited a economy in freefall. millions of americans, including so many here in michigan lost their jobs, their homes and their savings. it would help with debbie breaking her neck here, president obama and i worked hard. he put me in charge of the recovery act. i spent a lot of time here in michigan and detroit working
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with you thinking every single day about the folks on the factory line, busting their necks just trying to put food on the table. a lot of folks were already to count detroit out as well as the auto american industry to count it out. i knew what debbie knew. i've known always. it's never a good bet to bet against the american worker. so when we promise to stand with the american auto industry, we delivered. we do do it to pad bonus checks for ceos or help wealthy investors. we did it to save an iconic american industry. a testament to the skills and ingenuity of american manufacturing and the jobs of hundreds of thousands of american workers from a life but the communities across the midwest and used to be in my state of delaware as well. when detroit declared bankruptcy, i was here working alongside the city leaders to
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get the lights turned back on. to revitalize the future of detroit. nearly 20,000 auto manufacturing jobs have been lost in michigan under trump, nearly 80,000 were created during the obama-biden administration. i've got a long history of not just talking about what i'm going to do but delivering results for michiganders. now we need to do it again. we need to do the hard work, not only do recover but to build the economy back for the future once more. that's why my build-back better agenda, that's what it's about. starts right here with you. in the union halls across america. back in july, i made the first plank of my agenda, a plan to modernize american manufacturing and technology to ensure that the future is made in america.
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by all of you. today i'm announcing additional steps to make this plank even stronger. first, we're going to impose a tax penalty on companies that avoid paying u.s. taxes by off-shoring jobs and manufacturing. only to sell those goods back to the american consumer. if you're a big -- if you're a big corporate strategy is to boost your shareholders profits, your ceo's bonuses by moving jobs out, well, we're going to make sure not only pay full u.s. taxes on those profits, but we're going to guarantee, we're going to add a 10% offshoring penalty sur tax to your bill. no more deduction for writing off expenses for the cost of sending jobs overseas, which is
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a big deal that could be done here at home by qualified american workers. i'm not looking to punish american business but there's a better way. make it in michigan, make it in america, invest in our communities and the workers and places like warren. that's what this is about. [applause] uaw workers, steel workers, ib workers. you're the best craftsmen and women in the world. you're right here. you're ready to make it in america and just like there's consequences for offshoring, there's rewards and insentives for creating good-paying jobs at home. i'm announcing my new american -- made in america tax credit. a 10% advanceable tax credit for companies that invest in the united states and american workers. help accelerate the recovery under our build back better agenda.
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so if your company revitalizes a closing facility here in the united states like the transmission plant that got closed last year, we'll take care of 10% of the investment that company makes to reopen it. if you retool a manufacturing facility, to make it more competitive, for example, by shifting, to help build a new fleet of clean american vehicles, we'll make sure that there's more than affordable for you. we're going to make sure that you get a tax credit. if you reshore jobs that have presently been -- previously been send overseas, expand your operations to the united states on increased wages for manufacturing jobs, we'll make it even smarter strategic decision for your company because we will make sure that you get a tax credit. you know, these two steps on top of my plans to close each and every one of the tough trump
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loop holes that he created in 2017 with his tax cut, to reward companies with big tax breaks for offshoring, that will end. if you're going to want to build things here in the united states because under our administration, the biden-harris administration, it's going to deliver on the promise to buy american. it's been the law almost a century. we've never lived up to it. the idea is simple. today the u.s. government spends about $600 billion of taxpayer money on federal contracts annually. that money should go to support american jobs and american businesses. president trump has only ever treated it like it was a weak suggestion. agencies of the federal government can require waves of requirement while explanations that trump doesn't bother to
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kickback on. we're going to change that. in my first week, i'll sign a series of executive action to make sure that we enforce buy america and direct a full purchasing power of the federal government to fulfill its promise, starting by closing those waver loop holes immediately. [applause] i promise you, all use the full power of the defense production act to enforce buy american and tighten the rules for public infrastructure projects. roads, bridges, canals, airports. i'm going to crack down on companies that label products as made in america even if they're coming from china or elsewhere. you know, we found out that on trump's watch, a company selling deployment bags to active duty troops being deployed falsely claimed his product was made in america when in fact it was really made mostly in china. trump didn't do anything to
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respond. i'm not going to let that happen on my watch. we're going to have an office at the white house dedicated to make sure everybody is playing by the same made in america rules. one more thing. when i say we're going to use the purchasing power of the federal government to reinvigorate domestic manufacturing, i mean it. we're going to do that with the american automobile industry as well. united states government owns and maintains an enormous fleet of vehicles. we're going to convert those government vehicles into electric vehicles. made in america. sourced right here in the united states of america. the government providing demand and support to retool factories that are suggesting they're struggling to compete, the united states automobile industry will set up, expanding the capacity in the united states, not china, to lead the
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world in clean energy vehicles. i can't wait to get us behind that all electric corvette that goes 210 miles an hour. you think i'm kidding. i mean it. last year that converted corvette set a speed record of 210.2 miles per hour. electric vehicle. so don't tell me we don't still make the best cars right here in the united states of america and trucks. we're going to make it easy for american consumers to switch to electric vehicles. we're going to build on all the new infrastructure on highways. a network of 500,000 charging stations across america providing for jobs for the ibw and other craftsmen across the country. by offering rebates and ince incentives for cleaner american models saving hundreds of millions of barrels of oil.
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and together this will mean -- listen to me now -- one million new jobs in the american automobile industry. one million. the supply chain as wells associated infrastructure. we can do this. we can do this. we can revitalize our industrial base as the heart of the american middle class. think about the worker in warren who when the transmission plant closed, he told a reporter and i'm quoting him "getting a good g.m. job 22 years ago for me was like winning the lottery", he said. "i was trying to start a family. i was able to buy a house. i went to disney world, all that." think about that. a job that felt like winning a lottery. because it opened the door to a life that you wanted for yourself. because it gave you dignity, allowed you to provide for your
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family. getting a good job in 2020, right here in america, shouldn't be a lottery. it should be an expectation for everyone. i don't accept that the informations of automation and globalization means we can't keep good jobs here in america and create more of them. i don't buy it for one second that the vitality of american manufacturing is a thing of the past. we have the most qualified workers in the world. american manufacturing -- the old expression you heard your grand pop and grandmother was the arsenal of democracy in world war ii. guess what? it's part of the engine of american prosperity now in 2021. we're going to make it happen with american grit, american determination and american union
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workers. look, folks -- [applause] that's my promise to you. keep in mind, you know, when back in the 30s they set up -- >> that's joe biden in warren, michigan. announcing his plan to create a million new jobs in the auto industry by converting the government fleet of vehicles to electric and setting up 500,000 electrical charges stations across the country. also in terms of keeping jobs in the united states, biden talking ant a plan to impose a 10% tax penalty on companies that offshore jobs from the united states to places like china and elsewhere and a 10% tax incentive to companies that keep their jobs here. biden also accusing president trump of lying to the american people about the coronavirus. still speaking there in michigan, which we'll continue to monitor for you. we'll be joined by dr. anthony
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fauci about this. this happened after the white house pushed back about accusations that the president intentionally misrepresented the country. he said that he always wanted to play it down so as not to create a panic. listen here. >> give me a moment of talking to somebody, going through this with fauci or somebody that kind of -- caused a pivot in your mind. because it's clear just from what is on the public record that you went through a pivot on this to oh, my god, the gravity is almost inexplicable and unexplainable. >> bob, i wanted to always play it down. i still like playing it down. because i don't want to create a panic. >> again, reaction from
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dr. anthony fauci. we begin with kristin fisher live at the white house this afternoon. that was quite a surprise this morning when this article dropped, kristin. >> no kidding, john. you know, the white house press secretary, she gave this big briefing, which was delayed quite a bit shortly after excerpts of this came out. she really can't dispute a lot of what president trump told bob woodward because as we now know, so much of it is on tape. she says the reason president trump told woodward that he was intentionally down playing the virus is because he wanted to prevent a panic. >> the president has never lied to the american public on covid. the president has been -- he was expressing calm and his actions reflect that. >> the other recording that kayleigh mcenany was asked about repeatedly is this one. listen here. >> you just breathe the air. that's how its passed.
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so that's a very tricky one. a delicate one. it's also more deadly than your -- even your strenuous flus. you know, people don't realize, we lose 25,000, 30,000 people a year here, what would think that, right? this is deadly -- this is 5% versus 1%, less than 1%. so this is deadly stuff. >> now, that is significant because right around the same time, president trump was telling americans publicly something very different. he was telling americans that covid-19 was about the same or no worse as the flu. so kayleigh mcenany was really asked multiple questions about that point today. here's how she explained it. >> well, the president was listening to his medical experts. you have the same time period dr. fauci that said this. asked if the seasonal flu was a bigger concern. he said this february 17. so right now at the same time,
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people are worried about going to a chinese restaurant. the threat is that we have in this country, we're having a bad influenza season. >> so kayleigh mcenany really invoked dr. anthony fauci's name multiple times to defend the president. john, i know you'll have him on momentarily. for everyone else, these were two clips from 18 on the record interviews that president trump gave to bob woodward. you have to wonder if president trump and others are guessing the access that was granted to woodward at this point. >> well, as karl rove told harris faulkner, every president does a woodward book, which they later come to regret. we'll see how president trump feels about this. kristin fisher, thanks so much. joining me now is dr. anthony fauci, the instituted for allergies and infectious diseases. great to see you this afternoon. let me get your respond to this. president trump according to woodward said in february that he knew how serious this was going to be.
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but all the way into march, he said he always wanted to play it down because he didn't want to create a panic. you were there through that whole thing. was that the playbook or was that the president just going his own direction? >> you know, i don't think so, john. i don't recall anything different than in our discussions with the president that he said things quite similar publicly. i didn't read the book. i didn't go over any of the text since it just came out. but you know, in my discussions and the discussions of other task force members with the president, we're talking about the reality of what was going on. when we would get up in front of the press conferences, which were very, very common after our discussions with the president, he really didn't say anything different than we discussed when we were with him. i may not be tuned in to the right thing they're talking about. i didn't see any discrepancies what he told us and what we told
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him and what he came out publicly and said. >> so did you get a sense that he was or wasn't playing this down? >> no, no, i didn't. i didn't get any sense that he was distorting anything. in my discussions with him, they were always straightforward about the concerns that we had. we related that to him. when he would go out, i'd hear him discussing the same sort of things. he led off and say we just got through with a briefing with the group from the task force and we would talk about it. so may have happened, but i have not seen that kinds of distortion. >> so back in february according to the woodward book, the national security adviser, robert o'brien went in with his deputy matt plottinger and said this is the most serious crisis because it's bad. the president seemed to acknowledge that it was bad. then we saw him it's going to magically go away, it's no more serious than the flu.
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the conversation -- i know there's not a lot you can tell us about the conversations with the task force and the president, but was it your sense that this was very serious, that the public messaging was a little different? >> you know, john, i really am hesitant to comment on that because i don't know in what context we're asking that question. obviously when we would be speaking to the president, we would talk about the cold facts. he would get them. often he would want to, you know, make sure that the country doesn't get down and out about things. i don't recall anything that was any gross distortion in things that i spoke to him about. >> right. so you were comfortable -- >> yeah, i don't think he distorted things that i spoke to him about. >> so you were comfortable with the way that he was delivering the information that was discussed in the task force to the public? >> yeah. but remember, i'm a small frame in the big picture of what goes on. you know, i would go in, we
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would get dr. birx and i and dr. redfield and talk to him about the things that were going on out there. and then we would get up. i know you were in the audience often. we would get up and go in front of the cameras and talk about what the discussions were. within that context, john, i don't think he said much different than what we said when we were in the oval office. >> i don't want to put you on the spot here. you talk about the idea that noise sort of gets in there and clouds the message. you are quoted in the woodward book as well. according to "the washington post," fauci at one point tells others that the president is on a separate channel and unfocused in meetings with rudderless leadership according to woodward. his attention span is like a minus number fauci said. his sole purpose is to get reelected. is that correct? >> if you notice, others have said that. you know, you should ask others.
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i don't recall that at all. so i mean, in the book -- i didn't read the book. according to what i saw in the newspapers "and others have said that." i don't want to get involved in the kind of stuff that is distracting to the kind of things i'm trying to do and we're all trying to do with this outbreak. >> so you would question that account? >> yeah, yeah. >> all right. let's get you focussed on something that is very pertinent here and that is astra zeneca suspending trials of this vaccine because of an adverse reaction that one patient had. it's been reported that it was transverse myelitis, which is inflammation of the spinal cord. what does this mean the suspending of these trials as we're driving hard to approval of a vaccine? >> you know, john, in many respects, obviously, it's unfortunate there was this serious adverse event.
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in some respects it shows that the system works. in other words, the checks and balances that you have when you do a trial that is a large number of people that is carefully watched and carefully controlled. so this is the kind of thing you'd like to see, that when there is a serious adverse event, mechanisms are put in to place to stop everything, no more enrollment, until you can figure out what is going on and that you can alert other people in the site, did they see anything either similar to or identical to this. is this a one-off, is this a fluke or is this something that is real and that we have to pay attention to. so although we don't like to see adverse events, i think what it tells the american public who keeps asking the question, are we sure or not that we're dealing with something that is safe and effective?
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the american public can feel comfortable that when there's an adverse event, it's trans papar and the trial is halted until we can clarify it. there's a silver lining to this that the system is working in trying to protect people with regard to safety.reating someths as trans very myelitis, which can be treated but leave people with severe disability, does that mean that they cannot go forward with this vaccine? they don't know if this was a result of the vaccine or this was a result of something else. this was one patient in tens of thousands of patients. what does it mean for this vaccine and what might it mean for the other vaccine candidates? >> you bring up a good point and ask a very good question, john. what it means that if this plays out the way i have seen a similar scenario play out with
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other vaccines, what they will do is they will pause the trial, they will alert people to make sure that they really now pay attention to the possibility and then they will slowly resume the trial to make sure that you don't see another episode. now, if you see another two or three or four, then i think it's going to be a real problem for the trial. but a single episode of a severe adverse event is important enough to cause a pause in the trial, but very likely they will now cautiously continue after they do the appropriate investigation. >> you have suggested in recent days that getting a vaccine by november would probably be difficult, maybe does this make one getting it by the end of the year more difficult? >> no. you're talking about one particular candidate. i don't think you can apply across the board the adverse event with one particular
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platform with the other six that are being essentially implemented right now in various stages of the trial. i mean, you want to stay heads up with the others, but this doesn't impugn the others in any way. >> let me ask you something about what joe biden and kamala harris have been saying about a vaccine. they have been sowing doubt about any vaccine that is approved prior to the election. saying experts will -- health experts like you will be muzzled, suppressed, they'll be sidelined. they're being criticized as creating a sense of fear around the development of a vaccine. what would you say in response to what joe biden and kamala harris have been saying? >> well, you know, i don't want to comment directly on what they're saying but i can tell you obviously any one that knows me and you do, that i would never be muzzled about anything when it comes to science and evidence and the facts. and there's a process that is going on right now and i think we just mentioned it with how
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quickly a trial was put on hold when there was an adverse event. that the process that is going on in prying to prove the safety and the efficacy of a number of vaccines is a sound process. i have faith in it. there's outside boards, data and safety monitoring boards, there's committees that advise the fda about this. so i have confidence that things will be done in scientifically sound manner. >> i have a minute left and i'm not sure which questions to ask you, whether or not you're expecting a spike because of kids going back to school or what you think about president trump holding these rallies that there's a total lack of social distancing and only a handful of people wearing masks. so jump off for you. which would you like to talk about? >> okay. let's talk about children. everyone is obviously concerned about children. i think we obviously need to realize that we're in a big country. there's a great deal of
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areaability in the degree of virus activity depending where you are. that's the reason why we talk about green zones and yellow zones and red zones. if you're in a green zone, john, i think that you really don't have to worry that much. bring the kids back to school. as long as you have a plan to deal with it if children get infected. when you are in a yellow zone, it's more of a risk. you may want to modify your schedule. part virtual, part in person, physical separation. wearing of masks, things like that. if you're in a red zone and a high degree of the viral activity, think twice before you get children to go back to school. in those red zones, very often parents and teachers are actually talking with their feet and just not showing up and not having their kids go to school. so it's a mixed bag. you can't look at the united
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states in a unidimensional way when you talk about school because you have such a degree of variability in viral activity. >> and we should point out, too, you're on the record of saying you're uncomfortable about the rallies that you're seeing. so anthony fauci, it's good to talk to you. thanks for joining us. >> good to be with you, john. thanks for having me. >> the bomb shell new about president trump and covid-19 coming less than two months from election day. is president trump making a political comeback? how can this effect that? our panel debates next.
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>> the bottom of the hour. investigators launching an investigation into fort hold after two dozen soldiers have died. investigators are looking at homicides. since vanessa guillen's remains
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were found and sergeant nelson found dead hanging from a tree and sergeant gregory morales was found in a field. record-breaking wild fires burning on the west coast in the united states forcing tens of thousands to evacuate. the notre dame cathedral reopening 1 1/2 years after an inferno consumed the building. visitors can go to the crypt to see an exhibit. the majority is still closed. those are today's headlines. seven straight nights of protests in rochester, new york. a mural was painted on the street where daniel prude was restrained prior to his death. aishah hasnie is live for us this afternoon with more. he low, aishah.
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>> john, good afternoon. no one in the city of rochester see that coming, most certainly not the mayor. some might question why they didn't see this coming especially since miss were facing so many attacks on the ground. that's the reason a chief singleton gave in a statement to the media about his retirement. he said this in part. "as a man of integrity,ly not sit by while outside entities attempt to destroy my character." this mass exodus comes amidst protests over daniel prude, the 41-year-old that lost consciousness in the hands of police while lying naked in the street with a hood over his head. he died days later. this comes after a wrongful death lawsuit comes against the city and the police chief. president trump said the police chief and most of the police in new york have resigned.
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a democrat mayor and governor cuomo have no idea what to do. new york state is a mess. last night protesters were throwing rocks at officers. one officer was injured while trying to make an arrest. a.g. bill barr commenting today about this complaining about the "demonizing attacks on police." meantime, important to note, pay close attention to the mayor. lovely warren. she's facing immense pressure to step down. john? >> aishah hasnie for us in new york city. thanks. 1,000 voters in georgia now facing the possibility of prison time for costing multiple ballots. jonathan serrie is live in atlanta with more for us. good afternoon, jonathan. >> good afternoon, john. the georgia secretary of state says about 1,000 cases of potential double voting have been discovered in georgia. they occurred during georgia's june primary and also the august
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primary run-off elections. voters cast absentee ballots and voted in person in the same election. this occurred in 100 georgia counties but unclear whether it affected the outcome of any of the races. state officials say georgia's new voting machines make it easier to investigate discrepancies. >> those that make the choice to gain the system are breaking the law. as secretary of state, i will not tolerate it. >> in georgia, double voting is a felony. civil rights advocates say voter fraud in georgia is rare and they're accusing some of the state officials of trying to intimidate people, keeping them away from the polls by threatening these stiff penalties. the aclu is offering free legal advice to people accused of double voting. john? >> jonathan serrie in atlanta. thanks so much. more now on president trump's
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comments to bob woodward. let's bring in the panel this afternoon. marc thiessen and jessica tarlov. both are fox news contributes. here's the point in the book and there's a recording between the president and bob woodward about the -- the way he was briefed by his national security adviser that was one of the most difficult crises he would face. listen here. >> i think, bob, really to be honest with you -- >> i want you to be. >> i wanted to always play it down. i still like playing it down. >> yes, sir. >> i don't want to create a panic. >> joe biden just a little while ago called that a "life and death betrayal." marc thiessen, is this a problem for the president? >> you know, it's amazing that joe biden would accuse the president of lying. because if the president was lying then, anthony fauci was lying. february 29, dr. fauci said he
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was asked if people should change their habits in response to the virus. he said no, right now there's no need to change anything that you're doing on a day-to-day basis. the risk is still low. that could change. i hope not or it could be something that is reasonably well-controlled. that is february 29. president trump did that interview with bob woodward march 17. a couple weeks later. so he was -- what he was saying and until march, dr. fauci was saying the risk was low, this isn't a -- it's serious, but it's not something that is going to affect the lives of most people. president trump was simply saying he didn't want to create a panic. he didn't lie. it's ridiculous. >> so jessica, as the president as part of your role to keep a lid on what could possibly spread like a wild fire in terms of people were to begin to panic. >> yeah, god forbid that mask wearing spreads like wild fire
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and we wouldn't have lost over 190,000 americans. the president is clearly lying. kayleigh mcenany lied on his behalf up there at the podium. president trump has told us 32 times that this virus would go away. the tapes of bob woodward knew that not only would it not go away, but it was airborne and by implications masks would do something to protect us. he knows it's more deadly than the flu, which we heard and earlier reporter hit, that those statement are incongruous. he tweeted it's not as deadly as the flu and he said -- he said five times more deadly. this is an abject failure and betrayal of public trust. >> but we -- >> if commandner chief -- >> but we also heard anthony fauci say he didn't see any distortion from the president in terms of what he was saying at the podium versus the coronavirus task force meeting. >> so two things to that point. one, dr. fauci is most concerned
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with being a doctor and keeping people safe. he doesn't want to get into the politics of this. number 2 point, when i walked into that polling booth number 3, dr. anthony fauci's name won't be on the ballot. joe biden wrote an op-ed saying we're not prepared. 32 times donald trump said this virus would go away knowing that it would kill americans. >> marc, 30 seconds. >> i love jesse, but i think she's being very unfair to the president right now. back until mid march, what dr. fauci was saying is that this was a serious public health threat but they thought it would be like the other public health threats that had come. we had zika, sars, swine flu, ebola. all serious issues but never became a generational pathogen and shut down the economy. the president did not lie.
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>> bill: i'm bell hemmer, a ton of reactions surrounding covid. the president will speak from the white house about 30 minutes from now. we'll have it covered for you. what is moving in south florida? a sheriff in ohio says police have not been tough enough protesters. we'll talk to him about that comment. martha and chris have analysis, where we are 53 days away. top of the hour of "bill hemmer reporting." >> john: the event the president will be talking about is
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unveiling his new list of scotus candidates. let's bring in ari fleischer, a fox news contributor. let's get to the woodward book in a second. something else popped in the last few minutes. adam schiff saying we've received a win complaint alleging dhs suppressed authored intel. this puts our national security at risk. we will investigate. here we go again. >> yep. just three quick thoughts on the breaking news. adam schiff has turned the house intelligence committee, a quite bipartisan committee into the permanent committee on impeachment. i begin with skepticism. there's a new cottage industry in washington called whistle-blower complaints and
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there's a purpose behind them. three, let's wait and see. let's see what the allegation is. the allegations centers here around whether or not dhs tried to suppress intelligence about russia election interference. we heard so much about election interference from this administration. hard to see how it was suppressed. >> we haven't had a chance to read through the entire complaint yet. we will. let's go to the woodward book now. i thought karl rove had an interesting observation when he said to harris faulkner, every. does the woodward book and regrets it. george bush did when you were there. what did you think about this? will this cause any damage to president trump? >> probably not. i think everybody is really formulating the opinions about the president. let's break this down. one there was this march quote from the president talking ant it could be -- the president was saying how bad it is, et cetera.
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that perfectly consistent with what he said on march 16. he was asked what do you say to your son, baron. the son said it's bad. it could go to july, august, we don't know. he talked about his friend from new jersey that died. if he was trying to play it down in march, he just played it up. three days earlier from the podium. so i see no problem with that march quote. the february quote gets into the issue of definition of play it down. what did he mean? i like to play it down. i don't want to panic people. no president should panic anybody. i suspect we'll get into a debate what does it mean. democrats will say he tried to deceive people. republicans will say he didn't want the panic people. there's your fight. >> john: play it down in terms of a life and death betrayal. i was there through the whole thing the president in the early going was going to say it's going to go away behind the
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subpoenas people were saying we're talking about a handful of cases on the west coast. this whole thing was brewing. there was a real shift. i remember the day when the president said there could be 130,000 deaths. i asked him, i said, you mean 100,000 more people could die in the next three months? he said it's a tough number to deal with, but that's what it could be. definitely was a shift in there somewhere. let me ask you about this other question. this has gotten lost. the president was nominated this morning by christian tybring for the nobel peace prize for the israel uae deal. now they're saying the man that nominated him with a right-winger. question for you. is this israel uae deal was brokered by president obama, what do you think the posture would have been? >> the nobel peace prize will be
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flying. this a singular accomplishment. i don't think -- people should be proud the united states played a role in bringing the third peace agreement between an arab and israeli nation. this is singular. president trump deserves a tremendous amount of credit. i could care less if it's the nobel peace prize. i'm not really a fan of it. it's a liberal peace prize these days. president trump deserves credit for bringing the peace between israel and uae. >> >> john: ari, great to talk to you. honey you enjoy the rest of your day. >> thanks, john. see you soon. >> crazy images coming out of california. san francisco taken over by an orange haze. a live report coming up next.
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>> a fox news alert. a live look at san francisco where an orange haze has taken over the city as wild fires rage
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across california. jeff paul reporting live for us from monrovia, california outside of los angeles. hi, jeff. >> yeah, some people have described it as a scene from mars or another planet with the skies being so orange and cloudy. this is the scene at one particular wild fire burning in california. there's more than 20 major wild fires burning in this state alone up and down the west coast, a similar scene is playing out. the real concern is the santa ana winds. all of the smoke billowing into the sky. it's not being pushed much by the winds. when the winds pick up, they bring embers with it and spread new fires. this particular fire around 10,000 acres, zero containment. that is the story we're seeing play out throughout this state and throughout the pacific
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northwest. john. >> john: thanks, jeff paul. big day for nfl fans. the league prepares to open their 2020 regular season tomorrow. phil keating live for us in miami. phil? >> john, if you're ready for football, a thursday night party, this never before coronavirus season kicks off tomorrow night with unpreshe debted challenges. the defending super bowl champion kansas city chiefs host the houston texans at arrowhead stadium. the teams went through practice drills yesterday for what will be an nfl season where the team has no scrimmages or preseason games. kansas city is one of seven out of 32 teams that will allow limited numbers of fans inside. a couple of weeks ago, they released this video showing how fans will go into the stadium, maintain social distancing while always wearing masks. in florida, the miami dolphins and jacksonville jaguars are also allowing spectators.
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20% of capacity and the experience will be very different. no tailgating and no alcohol sales after halftime. >> bill, looking forward to that. thanks for joining us. i'm john roberts. here's bill hemmer, a lot of people, the season is not going to officially start until the buccaneers face off against new england. >> bill: 4:00 sunday. thanks, john. have a great afternoon. good to see you. >> bill: good afternoon, everyone. i bill hemmer. interesting hour coming ahead. waiting to hear from the president as new revelations sweep through the campaign. bob woodward's new book claiming the up knew the virus was deadly. the white house said the president never lied about the virus. here's part of the comment that everybody is reacting to today. >> it goes through air, bob. that's always tough. the touch, you don't have to tough things. but the air, y


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