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chris: i'm chris wallace. today a new fox poll, where does the race between donald trump and joe biden stand now? as the president tries to contain the fallout from saying different things about the pandemic and public and private. ♪ >> he knew how dangerous it was. chris: joe biden calling it a life and death betrayal of the american people. >> it's beyond despicable. it's a dereliction of duty, it's a disgrace. chris: while president trump calls revelations in bob woodward's new book a political hit job. >> i didn't lie, what we have to
discuss the impact. chris: reaction from senior policy adviser jake sullivan and plus we will bring sunday panel to analyze state of presidential race as millions of voters are already casting their ballots. ♪ ♪ chris: then the nfl returns, we will ask fox sports lead announcer joe buck how the pandemic and racial protests will affect the season plus tom brady's move to tampa. and our power player of the week, honoring, look at brand-new presidential memorial in the nation's capital all right now on fox news sunday. ♪ ♪ chris: and hello again from fox news in washington. with 51 days till election day and millions of americans
already voting, we begin with breaking news. the first fox national poll since the convention and the first to survey likely voters, in a head to head matchup the biden-harris ticket leads the trump-pence ticket by 5 points, and it's not just who americans are voting for but how, among those who plan to mail in their ballots, 71% support joe biden while a majority of those planning to vote in person, 58% support president trump. for the latest on the state of the presidential race, let's bring in mark meredith, traveling with the president in the battleground state of nevada. mark. mark: chris, president trump held a massive rally about 30 minutes south of reno last night. his campaign is putting more time and energy into the southwest on an attempt to reach latino voters ahead of november. thousands of president trump supporters crowded into an
airport in nevada hear the president make his case against joe biden. >> now he wants to surrender our country to the violent left wing mob, you know that. if biden wins, china wins. mark: the president also made direct appeal to latino voters who could swing battleground states like nevada and arizona. >> the hispanics understand the border than anybody else. mark: biden stayed off campaign trail on sad but spent days criticizing the president's pandemic response. >> he knew how deadly it was. much more deadly than the flu. he knew and purposely played it down. mark: biden and congressional democrats are outraged over comments the president made to journalist bob woodward. the president told woodward how contagious coronavirus back in february while at the same time down playing it publicly. >> i will show the country will be fine one way or the other. mark: negotiations on capitol
hill package at a stalemate. later today president trump will hold more campaign events in las vegas, arizona for more campaigning on monday. also on monday the white house says the president will visit california to get an in-person briefing on those devastating wild fires. chris. chris: mark meredith reporting from reno nevada, mark, thank you. joining us trump campaign senior adviser steve cortés. steve, as we just reported in the latest fox poll, the overall horse race, biden leads trump by 5 points. 51% to 46 but i want to drill down on some of the internals on key issues, coronavirus, law and order and race, more voters trust the vice president while mr. president leads on the economy. so far the president has not broken through, steve. steve: well, i think he is breaking through on the most
important issue which is the economy. you know, there's a lot of cross in 2020, many things about this year are unique and singular but i still believe that the ultimate driver of electoral decision is who can create prosperity for me and for my family going toward and on that score the president has a compelling story to tell particularly given the current economic renaissance and the recent economic data show that. this is the president who produced the first trump boom and the american people i believe will smartly rehire him to continue to produce and compel the trump boom 2.0. chris: what about the fact that he trails biden by a substantial margin on the issue of who you trust more to handle the coronavirus? steve: look, regarding coronavirus, i think here is the reality, i think unfortunately corporate media has been relatively successful at pushing out a myth that the president mishandled the virus and i actually -- when i look at, for instance, the revelations from
woodward. if you look at them in the context of the totality of actions taken by this president, it actually reveals an exemplary record of crisis management. what i mean by that it's clear that the president early on during the fog of biological war when the information coming in was desperate and contradictory, he made two, reassuring american people and convince people that we can persevere through epidemiologist pearl harbor. he did a lot of things, the two main drivers to protect the people, were number 1, he restricted travel, first from china and then from europe and eventually basically sealing the united states border, something that hadn't been done since 911 but also the largest mandated manufacturing campaign since world war ii and the swiftness
and vastness which .which the government created ppe and overflow capacity for hospital systems around the country that weren't needed frankly but were nonetheless. chris: you brought up the woodward book and let's talk about the president's what you call superb management, which are essentially that the president was saying something very different and much more alarming to bob woodward in private than what he was telling the public. take a look. >> you breathe the air, that's how it's passed and also more deadly than your -- you know, your strenuous flus. this is deadly stuff. >> a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. when you 15 people and the 15
within a couple of days is going to be down to close to 0, that's a pretty good job we've done. chris: so he's telling bob woodward that this is deadly stuff and much worse than the flu, in fact, he said five times worse than the flu and in public he's saying we will be down to zero and no worst than the flu. why not level with the american people, steve? steve: chris, here is what is important. we have to look at the timeline there. again, this was the fog of war, biological war and the information was shifting, the medical -- >> chris: steve, i'm going to interrupt you right there. it wasn't the fog of war, on january 28th the president got a -- his presidential daily brief. the top intelligence in the oval office and at that point his national security adviser robert o'brien said this is the biggest challenge you're going to face in your entire presidency and the deputy national security adviser matthew potenger
compared it to the spanish flu, the deadly spanish flu of 100 years ago. there's no fog of war. the word he was getting from top intelligence people was this was a deadly pandemic. there was no fog here. steve: no, there was, tremendous fog, let me tell you why. that was their view, you're exactly right. dr. fauci, somebody who clearly is not looking to carry water for the maga movement or not trump partisan. dr. fauci has layed as february february 29th appeared on today show that no americans should change custom of life. we were trying to learn about the virus. dr. fauci said that and days later, literally, he was advocating for a national shutdown. something that then happened two weeks later in the middle of march, so i think it's unfair for you to characterize things as if they were solid and unchanging.
these were shifting facts, shifting analyses, and by the way, part of why we knew so little because the chinese communist party who is the ultimate culprit in all of this, not donald trump, not the democrats, no american. the chinese communist party lied to the world. they could have shared the scientific and health information with the world early on and in all likelihood either contain this virus to wuhan itself or if it did get out of wuhan, at least help the world to deal with it effectively. we were searching in darkness to learn scientific fact. the scientists themselves were shifting views dramatically during this period. chris: steve, your explanation than the president, it was the fog of war, when he described it he said he didn't want to panic the country, he didn't want to jump up and down and panic the country and one of the reasons that there's a question about that is because of the fact that the president plays the panic
card all of the time especially when he's talking about joe biden, take a look. >> if biden wins the mob wins. if biden wins, the rioters, anarchists, arsonists and flag burners win. chris: is that a president who is trying to keep the country calm? steve: there's a key difference here. when the president is talking about legitimate fear of what can happen in america if joe biden were to win and if disrespect for the police were to continue to become the norm in this country, he is trying to exhort the american people to action, we can stop this, we can back the police, we can restore order, we can insist on the rule of law. that's sensible to recognize that there's legitimate fear out there in the country. what is not helpful would be to tell the american people that this virus is out of control because what would happen, things like hoarding which was
happening, it was commencing, the president's job in a time of crisis partly to be reassuring to the american people, to convince them that we can and will persevere through the epidemiologist pearl harbor. he didn't just offer flowery phrases and sit back, no he reassured the people. chris: steve, i got it, i got your point. the argument would be that there's -- there's it's a false choice you're making, rosy scenario or he sets hair on fire which is is something in the middle being honest to the american people and whether the president is still being honest with the american people. i want to play what he and dr. fauci said this week about how long the coronavirus is going to be with us. here they are. >> we are rounding -- you see what's happening, you see the numbers are plunging. >> if you're talking about getting back to a degree of
normality which resembles where we were prior to covid, it's i think to going to be well into 2021 or even wards the end of 2021. chris: those are very different messages, we are rounding the turn versus the end of 2021, about how long the virus is going to be with us. steve: sure, listen, clearly the president has far more optimistic view than does dr. fauci. let me point out within the scientific community there's tremendous debate, for example, people like dr. atlas from stanford, dr. richard from yale, a lot of folks within science that would disagree with dr. fauci. the president is making optimistic case that we are nearing the end of this, the trends are going to aggressively toward health and this is critical on the issue of supposed discrepancies on your network a few days ago made it clear that he doesn't believe the president was dishonest and let me beprecise and quote him, he said i didn't see any
discrepancies, what he told us, what we told him and what he came out and said publicly. again, nobody is going to accuse dr. fauci of being a trump partisan. he said no discrepancies here. chris: in an interview on msnbc on friday he said something different. i find it interesting that sometimes you're citing him as an authority and sometimes you're saying he's wrong. one last question. i have only time for this on the campaign. steve: i said the president has a more optimistic view. i'm not saying fauci is wrong. the president has a more optimistic view about the virus. chris: but dr. fauci is the leading infectious disease expert in this country. scott atlas who you referred to isn't even an infectious disease expert. he's a radiologist. steve: clearly, by the way the president's job is not to just take the advice only of scientists as if it's the only input that matters, it's
critical input in making policy but as other considerations not just physical health but mental health, also economic vitality, national security. chris: you're changing the subject. we were talking about the question of how long the virus is going to be with us. one last question about the campaign and that has to do with the issue of early mail-in voting because at this point you seem to be losing that race and let me put up some numbers. in key swing states, florida and north carolina and pennsylvania, democrats lead republicans by hundreds of thousands of requests for mail ballots. in two to three by 2 to 1. between the president talking down mail-in voting steve and the fact that you've gone largely dark in a lot of the states in terms of tv ads, aren't you spotting the democrats an early lead? steve: we have not gone dark. we have done digital advertising
in these states. what i would say in mail in, in 2016 we were losing race until election day and won it big on election day. big electorally. i have the same view this time around. in all probability, we don't know for certain, a lot of the democrats could be voting for president trump because democrats request ballot doesn't mean they are voting for biden, regardless similar scenario that we look back retrospectively we will see the president was down into election and then won election day itself by incredibly large margin and i say largely because of enthusiasm gap which is real between our supporters and joe biden. chris: well, it's certainly true, thousands of people showed up for that rally in the middle of basically nowhere in nevada last night, so steve, thank you. thanks for joining us. always good to talk with you. up next we will get reaction from the biden campaign on the road to the white house.
♪ ♪ ♪ chris: joe biden's campaign seized the moment this week using using the woodward book from law and order to pandemic. joining us biden campaign senior policy adviser jake sullivan. jake, joe biden has blistered president trump handling of the coronavirus especially in the wake of bob woodward's new book and the revelations in that but i want to focus first on joe biden's record in early days of the pandemic. on january 27th biden wrote this for usa today. i'm concerned that the trump short-sided policies have left
us unprepared for a dangerous epidemic that will come sooner or later, but the vice president was holding mass rallies as late as march ninth after the cdc had alreadyof gatherings. how come? jake: well, first, chris, you're right to point out that joe biden was warning that we were undangerously unprepared for pandemic and china was blocking access for cdc inspectors to get on the ground to be able to learn about the virus and protect the american people while donald trump was praising their transparency. and in march, he was laying out comprehensive plans for how he would deal with it. joe biden wasn't president -- chris: can you answer my question? why was he holding rallies in march ninth? >> he wasn't the president and he didn't get information from government experts that it was
deadly and airborne the way president trump did and he wasn't being told by national security adviser the way donald trump was that this was going to be the worse crisis of his presidency. he didn't have access to the kind of information that donald trump had and donald trump got all of that information, learned the virus was deadly, learned it was airborne, learned it was worst than the flu and then lied to the american people and did nothing about it. that is the difference in the record between donald trump and joe biden in this regard. chris: well, let's talk about another difference in the record. on january 31st, president trump announced travel restrictions on china. that same day here is what vice president biden had to say. >> this is no time for donald trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia to and fear-monger to go lead the way instead of science. chris: biden denies that he was
talking that day about the travel restrictions that the president had just imposed. are we to believe it was just a coincidence that he was talking about company -- xenophobia the day the president announced restrictions on china? jake: first of all, chris, fact-checkers have looked at the claim that joe biden was opposed to travel restrictions and they have deemed the claim false. it's not a coincidence joe biden was talking about donald trump's record from the beginning of demonizing chinese americans, of giving names to this virus, of raising questions about whether we should trust asian americans. this is something donald trump has been doing over the course of his four years, using xenophobia and fear-mongering in a moment of crisis rather than doing his job. what joe biden said was that these travel bans can slow the virus, but they can't stop the
virus and that's what the record reflects. despite the fact that there were restrictions put in place, both with respect to china and europe, we have 200,000 people dead and 6 million cases and the reason why is because donald trump didn't do his job with respect to testing, with respect to protective gear -- >> chris: your campaign, your campaign didn't say -- well, the fact-checkers say he didn't oppose it. your campaign didn't say that biden approved of the travel restrictions until april. why did it take him so long and would you agree that the president moving so much faster january 31st to impose travel restrictions when biden didn't formally come out in support of travel restrictions on china until april 3rd, that biden -- that trump's action saved thousands of lives?
jake: first of all, chris, the virus was already in the united states by the time that donald trump imposed these restrictions. chris: i'm asking a specific question. jake, i'm asking a specific question. why did it take biden two months to approve -- to approve the travel restrictions? jake: well, first, it didn't take him two months. in a speech on march 12th joe biden said travel restrictions can slow the virus but they can't stop the virus. his whole point was the only way long-term for us to get this virus under control is for the president to stand up and do his job here at home where the virus was circulating. that's why he was placing so much emphasis on the kinds of things other countries did to get the virus under control, testing, ppe, resources, all things donald trump didn't do, so that on friday of this week more than a thousand americans died and in canada zero did. that is the difference in failed leadership in the united states
and the kind of effective leadership that joe biden would have brought to bear had he been president throughout this entire crisis. chris: i want to talk about another subject because president trump has been hitting joe biden hard on the issue of law and order. he says that that will be threatened if joe biden is elected president. in portland, oregon the videos here, more than 100 days of protests, often violent, does the president think the mayor of the city and the governor of the state have handled the 100 days of protests and riots in portland properly? jake: you said does the president believe that or do you mean vice president biden? chris: if i said that, i mean vice president biden. jake: vice president biden believes that the single biggest difference between success and failure with respect to safety
in these communities has been donald trump and not the local leadership. it's been donald trump pouring gasoline on the fire and causing more damage, more wreckage, more division, more violence, inciting his supporters, for example, to drive convoys through the streets, firing paint balls and pepper spray on protestors. chris: jake, it's up to the mayor to call out the police force. it's up to the governor to call out the national guard. don't they bear some responsibility for the hundred days, can you really say it's president trump in washington that's causing all of the protests or more importantly failing to stop all of the protests? jake: of course, of course, responsibility lodges at every level of government, local, state, et cetera, chris, here is the important point. there were democratic majors and democratic governor in portland and in oregon when joe biden was
president and you didn't see this happening. joe biden and donald -- and barack obama protected federal property without having to send in in militia and they cut crime rate by 15% in the country without inciting more lawlessness and more chaos and more violence on the streets, so the real difference in what we are seeing today is a difference in leadership in the white house that choses to inflame every situation rather than try to calm them down and biden -- chris: the coronavirus and the fact -- from that, don't you think the fact that we've had george floyd and the reaction from that, don't you think that's played a role in it? again, could you really blame all of this on president trump? jake: of course, of course, the point that i'm making is that at a moment like this, at a crisis moment like this, the single most important thing that we need from the white house is an effort to reduce tension, to
calm the situation down, to call out violence wherever it comes from and frankly donald trump has simply been unwilling to call out violence from right-wing militia. donald trump has been too scared to do that because he doesn't want to take on his own people. i'm not sitting here to say that this falls at the feet of the white house, of course not. what i am saying that one of the biggest differences between how things operated under the biden-obama administration and how they operate in donald trump's america is that we have leadership in the white house that is pouring gasoline on the fire rather than trying to bring a significant amount of progress towards greater safety in our community. chris: jake, thank you, thanks for your time this sunday, please come back. up next we will bring in our sunday group to discuss the new fox national poll as we countdown the final 7 weeks to election day.
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chris: we've been telling you about the latest fox news poll and here are some more findings, joe biden is leading among women, suburban voters, seniors and minorities. president trump's support comes from men, white, rural voters and veterans, to drill down on all of this it's time for sunday group, fox news political analyst bret human -- hume and
kristen soltis anderson. kristen as pollster in the group, especially which groups support candidates and what issues they trust them more on, where is this race right now? kristen: if you're a democrat you have to be feeling sense of dejavu, you would rather your candidate to be up and down, biden plus 5 is not bad news but this is not a race that's over yet. when i look at the internals, the numbers you just showed on the screen, two stick out to me. one is the number among seniors, a group that president trump won by 7 points and it's clear that the virus has taken its toll on president trump's standing with this group and with biden up 9 by seniors that's a really big swing but the other number that sticks out to me trump's standing among hispanic voters. that's certainly a group that is in biden's camp but in 2016 trump only won 28% of hispanic
voters, so getting all the way up to 41% is certainly got to be making him feel more comfortable in states like arizona and florida where you do have a large hispanic population. chris: let's go back to the internals in the polls on the -- on issues and where voters feel and trust, voters trust biden to do a better job on joe biden and race by a wide margin and president focused on law and order, the two candidates tied there. the one big issue where trump leads the economy. brit, what does that tell you about the state of the race 51 days before election day to the degree election day matters anymore? brit: i think the economy would be a major issue and the president despite the fact that we are in this severe recession caused by the virus and the lockdowns, the fact that he
still had a lead there shows that's likely to endure to election day and will certainly help him. i think, chris, what this overall poll shows the race overall nationally has expand to some extent but most of the numbers are not good to him and suggest at least that he needs to campaign more effectively as he did in the closing days to have campaign in 2016 where he sharpened his focus, stopped the twitter stuff, campaigned hard in the key battleground states and pulled out the election. this is another election where he will need to pull it out. chris: the big story, i think we'd all agree this week and we will see how long it lasts and with the velocity with which we consume news is bob woodward's new book and revelation that in hours private-taped interviews that president trump was talking much more pessimistically, sense
of urgency of coronavirus and saying to woodward that he was playing it down. here is part of the conversation between the president and woodward and how both candidates reacted after it became public, take a look. >> i wanted to always play it down. i still like playing it down. >> yes. >> because i don't want to create a panic. as the british government advised the british people in the face of world war ii, keep calm and carry on. that's what i did. >> while the deadly disease ripped through our nation he failed to do his job on purpose. life and death betrayal of the american people. chris: congresswoman, harman, how damaging do you think revelations are to president trump's chances? congresswoman: well as i recall winston churchill told the truth to the british people and had a plan to resist and overcome the enormous onslaught of the nazis and ultimately was triumphant
and president roosevelt had a plan too. the woodward book is pretty devastating. there's a lead story in the washington post today that says the charm is wearing off and i think if the virus infects as many people as it's predicted to infect in the next few months, a lot of the folks that are showing up at spreader events like trump rallies are going to reconsider whether they have been lead down a path that's hurting their families and ultimately hurting the economies. chris: brit, you and i have certainly this before with presidents where they say one thing in public and another thing in private and to add to that in this particular case we have the president's own conversations on tape. how big a deal? brit: well, it's a pretty big deal for the moment. i'm not sure that it won't blow over in time. a lot would depend on the course of the coronavirus it seems, the
overall numbers are trending down. that could change as we all know, but chris, this whole episode is and i lust ration -- illustration of critical factor and the president gets himself in political trouble continually not so much by actions that he does take or doesn't take but the stuff he says. if you look at the record on this, while he's allegedly playing down the coronavirus and perhaps he did take a lot of actions. governor cuomo complaining about this but he did a lot for the state of new york and many other places as well and while he was saying things or easily criticized he was doing a lot and so for joe biden and others to claim that, you know, he didn't do anything or all that is nonsense. the situation where the stuff he says gets him in trouble and obscure the stuff he does. a problem for him.
chris: kristen, i don't know if you've got any polling so far on this incident but i'm sure you've seen polling in the past where we find out that a candidate or incumbent says one thing in public and then we find out they say another thing in private, how -- how damaging is that? how seriously do voters take that? kristen: i'm normally skeptical anecdotes in books get read in beltway will ultimately move the minds of key voters, but in this particular case i actually think there's a chance that this moment could have an effect because as you noted, trump is doing quite well in polls on the economy, but he's still not trusted by enough voters on his handling to have virus. and for the entire last 6 months, he's had the argument to say, look, i was operating off of information that i've had, the scientific information was changing and this really undercuts that. it's him sort of saying, i did have information early on that
the virus was serious and nonetheless it's not just about action, a president's words really do matter to take personal and private action to help curve coronavirus as well. it does matter that he was down playing the virus and not being forthright with the american people. this does prevent him to recover from those numbers on his -- the lack of trust in him to handle covid unless we are able to see the virus disappear in the next couple of weeks. chris: kristen, you heard brit who is basically saying, stick -- be more disciplined, make the points that you need to make and don't get into unnecessary and strenuous fights. what advice beyond that would you give president trump if you were advising that, he does he turn the race around in the next 7 weeks? kristen: i think he needs to be very clear about what another four years of a trump presidency would look like. initially, when he ran for president it was very clear he
had a slogan make america great again. certain key policy proposals he wanted to advance, could be boiled to things like build the wall, we don't really have that as much this time, we have a sense that he will keep doing a lot of what he's already been doing but when you have things like a right track, wrong track number where only 3 americans think we are on the right track, you do need to give a sense on what would the next 4 years would look like. i don't think he's done that very clearly and i think he needs to do more. chris: congresswoman harman, flip side of that, what does joe biden need to do to hold on to the race and can he continue to maintain such a light campaign schedule? president trump is all over the west and southwest over the next 3 days, the vice president is off the campaign trail and he's not really engaging much with reporters, your advice to the vice president? congresswoman: well, as i said earlier going to events where people don't wear masks that could be spreader events is pretty dangerous at a time where
wearing masks is crucial way to curve the virus which is in trump's interest before the election. back to biden, i think he has a brilliant economic message. he hasn't made the sale yet, build back better. he is traveling consistent with appropriate health advice. i don't think it makes sense to send different messages in a rally with people with no masks and then through your health advisers. i applaud the way biden is handling this. he has to show energy but i think on the economy, the message that he has will bridge from moderates to liberals and that's the tent he has to build in order to win and i think at the moment things are greatly in his favor. chris: all right, panel, thank you all, see you next sunday. up next football is back but with some big changes, we will talk with play by play legend who will be guiding fans through
♪ ♪ ♪ chris: this is opening sunday of the nfl's 101st season but you'll notice big changes as the league tackles the pandemic and grows the national conversation about race. earlier i sat down with fox sports lead play by play announcement joe buck to discuss what fans can expect on the grid iron this fall. joe, it's great to talk to you and even greater to talk to you about football. let's start however with covid because 24 of the 32 teams are
not going to allow fans in the stadiums at least at the beginning of the season. what impact do you think that will have on the field of the games and on how well they play the games? joe: yeah, i think you and i can do a seminar on this. i think the feel of the game at home will be largely what people are used to because we can sweeten the audio, we can add crowd and do it smartly to where it makes sense. you can't just go crazy with crowd noise. it's got to be done well. i think the issue is on the field, you know, for a game that i'm doing later today, you've got tampa bay buccaneers team with tom brady making his buccaneers debut on the road in new orleans which is one of the toughest places to play. i mean, it gets crazy down there and for an offense trying to figure it out, if you can't hear, that's a big factor, so i
think there's a competitive disadvantage, if you will, for the saints because they don't have that, you know, the nfl is allowing teams in their home stadiums to pump up the crowd noise level to 75 decimals which is well below where stadiums are when going crazy. that's the only issue that's really at play here. for you at home on tv, i think we will make it sound like you're used to hearing the nfl on fox. chris: well, you have put your -- your finger right on the big story line of the season, i think, most people will agree. tom brady going from the patriots to tampa bay buccaneers, you calling the game today against the saints. how do you think brady is going to do on a new team and can he turn around a franchise,i checked it out that has finished last in the nfc south, 7 of the
last 9 years. joe: i think he will play great. we had a chance to talk to him on friday. he sounds like a kid and we've talked to him plenty over the years. i think it was just time for him, certainly not for patriots fans but time for him to move on and to go to tampa bay -- he's smart. i mean, the reason he picked the buccaneers which seemed at the time like the team that was off the board, how could he go to tampa bay, they are loaded, they have a good offensive line and terrific tight-ends and he brought rob gronkoswy back and a team that will get to the postseason this year and really i believe would be a threat to make it to the super bowl which
by the way is going to be played in their home stadium, super sur bowl 55 down in tampa bay, florida. chris: if they end up, the tampa bay buccaneers in the super bowl i promise you we will play the tape in february. the other story line besides covid and tom brady is the issue of race and the nfl has made a real about face, they now say players can protest peacefully, respectfully during the playing to have national anthem. they will have antiracist slogans in the end zones, people can put them on the back of their helmets. why do you think the nfl and the owners decided to make a pretty sizable change? joe: because it was time. it was time before 2020 to make the change but i think this has been something that has been brewing since colin kaepernick first took a knee. the league had the reaction that
they had 4 years ago and now i think the conversation is entirely different with what's going on during the calendar year of 2020. so i think it's a necessary conversation for people within the nfl to have. it's the right thing to do. i think these players more and more are finding their voice to try to force change in society and -- and so good for them. you know, as we do these games, the question always becomes how much time do you have in game to really cover what's going on, let's say during the national anthem or before the game. you have to cover it. it should be covered, it should be talked about and then you go back to the next place. it's going to be in the end zone, one of them being end racism, it doesn't get much more simple than that and it'll be there on your television today and all season long and in my opinion rightly so. chris: finally, i have about 15
seconds left. i know this is an abc slogan but are you ready for some football, joe? joe: i've never been more excited to go into a broadcast booth and cover game and to start it. i'm glad this buck is going to be standing there watching in new orleans. chris: joe buck, prediction for the super bowl, we will hold you to it. joe, thanks so much. joe: all right, thanks, chris, good to talk to you. chris: up next our power player of the week, this week the newest presidential memorial opens here in washington. we will give you a first look. ♪ lah. your wife is cia and so are you... no one knows where you are. you gotta get him out.
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♪ ♪ >> this is a story being at general at crucial time in history and then being a president at a very special time 8 years of peace and prosperity. >> so help me god. chris: legacy on president, general and yes proud kansan eisenhower who will be honored with opening of memorial in washington. it's the seventh monument or memorial to a president in the nation's capitol placing along side lincoln, jefferson and washington. the memorial celebrates eisenhower's role as supreme allied commander giving the order on d day. >> you have the president talking to the airborne heros that went in and that was the famous picture saying let's go. chris: on the other side a statute of ike as president, a
war hero determined to keep the peace. >> the only answer to a regime that wages total cold war is to wage total peace. >> 8 years of prosperity but that's what everybody hopes that we can achieve and very few presidents do that and it takes very strong leadership to do it. chris: congress approved the memorial back in 1999 but it took years for the eisenhower family and famed architect frank gary to agree on a design. in congressional hearings eisenhower's granddaughter says the focus on ike's childhood missed the point. >> the eisenhower once celebrated is not a dreamy boy but a real man who faced unthinkable choices, took personal responsibility and did his duty with modesty and humility. chris: they didn't like a huge metal tapestry which was suppose to show kansas playings.
>> jim called, how about normandy of peace. chris: signature peace took clip u.s. soldiers took on d day. it's impressive at night. honestly, do you like the memorial or are you just happy that something was built while member it was greatest generation are still around? >> both probably. it's like legislation, you know, you finally vote for a bill, it's not the best possible bill, it's the best bill possible. chris: memorial is on prime real estate across from the space museum. robert hopes that will bring school children to take in one of the key lessons from eisenhower's life. >> great family, west point and then the rest is history. so it's a tribute really to young people to really set their goals high and try to achieve them. chris: the eisenhower memorial
will be dedicated on thursday and it opens to the public friday. and that's it for today, have a great week and we will see you next fox news sunday ♪ ♪ >> we had in michigan and in the country the greatest economy in the history of the world. there has never been an economy like this. [cheers and applause] and now we're building it again, and it's being built fast. the biden agenda would collapse our economy and destroy this great opportunity that we're having right now. paul: welcome to the journal ed editorial report. i'm paul gigot. as the presidential race enters the final stretch, that was president trump on thursday in the battleground state of michigan stepping up his attacks on joe biden as he
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