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an unusually harsh admonishment for working in evidence that was previously band and that prompted the defense to ask for a mistrial. >> thanks, mike. back to you as the news breaks. we'll get back to the courthouse. that's the story of wednesday, november 10. the "the story" goes on. martha will be back tomorrow. good day. >> neil: all right. trace, thanks very much. want to take you back to this kyle rittenhouse trial that has really riveted the nation right now in revelations that rittenhouse is saying again and again that he was acting in self-defense when he shot joseph rosenbaum last year in wisconsin. indicating right now that against harsh questioning that he felt his life was in danger. i want to go back to the trial because they're outlining some of the defense's remarks and
also whether kyle rittenhouse himself had been consistent. let's go. >> you're giving me as a defense it's no different from using a magnifying glass. i don't believe that. because if i take -- the image is the same. all it's doing is improving my poor old vision, here you have somewhat -- correct me if i'm wrong. the expert testified that he -- either him or the device inserted additional pixels in to the image. >> different program, your honor. >> i don't know what -- i don't care what kind of a program it is. the question is, is the image in its virginal state? >> i care about what program it is, your honor. these are technical issues. mr. richards has just made
technical representations with no basis in this record whatsoever. he is questioning a common part of life that we use, ever are i 1 uses every single day. the expert who testified was talking about a different software program. it does make a difference. >> i don't know -- >> it's the same issue -- >> i said before, i'm not going to talk about it further. you're the proponent. you need to assure me before i let the jury speculate on it that it is a reliable method that does not distort what is depicted. we're going to take a break. >> i understand you. we'll play it now and -- >> i don't think that's what i said. >> they what i'm asking. >> i don't know.
if i said that, shame on a me. i said that we're going to take a break right now. i said before i'm going to allow this to be amplified in the way you want, it has to be shown -- demonstrated to me that it's a reliable way to do it. >> then we would request an adjournment to do it now. >> we're not going to adjourn the case to do that now. >> before i'm done with my cross examination of this witness, i want to use this video and i will need some time to make arrangements for what you're asking. so i would ask this before i'm -- i'm going to do that before i'm done with this witness, this is an important exhibit i -- >> why don't you get on it right away. maybe you can get somebody to testify within minutes. we'll take a break. >> what system are they using on
the ipad? >> we can ask that question. >> okay. let's aim for 2:20 on that clock, which is -- aim for 3:20. >> neil: all right. they're going to take a brief break here. back and forth. the judge has done this a couple times with the prosecution here about understanding their intent and repetitiveness. the upshot of this before today's break, kyle rittenhouse said again and again i did nothing wrong. he's defending himself in this issue here. that his behavior was far from provocative and he was doing it to protect himself on the night of august 25, 2020. what is interesting here is how this is unfolding. tom dupree, the former assistant attorney general on how this is progressing.
it's interesting. the judge is in an active role in trying to keep this on message and consistent. you know, not wandering afar. but he was particularly going after the prosecution here. where do you -- where do you see that going? because it's not the first time he's done this. this is at least the third time. what do you make of it? >> that's right, neil. that is one of the things that has jumped out at me watching the proceedings today. the prosecutor on many occasions seems to have gotten crosswise with the judge in terms of his trial presentation and with regard to specific questions that he was asking kyle rittenhouse. it's a bit surprising to me. as a prosecutor, one thing you always want to avoid is getting crosswise with the judge because he will make adverse rulings to you and also because it colors how you present your case. so i think today the prosecutor has really gotten at loggerheads with the judge, which may come back to haunt them as the case
moves ahead. >> neil: how do you think kyle rittenhouse is handling himself up there? >> i think he's done what he needs to do, neil? he's given answers that are concise. he's explained the reasons why he wanted to travel to kenosha that night. he's given a fairly careful account of what happened and what he saw. i notice the prosecutor has asked him a lot of leading questions. you intended to kill these people, correct? he's done a good job of say nothing, that was not my intent. i didn't intend to do it. he has not fallen for the traps. >> so there's a great risk when you do something like this and the defense and you put your client up there to take the questions in that regard on the part of the defense to do this. i believe he's the seventh witness, the most important one thus far. was that a good move? >> so far it seems to be playing out as the defense hoped.
one thing to keep in mind, the centerpiece of kyle rittenhouse's defense of course is self-defense. i think it would be exceedingly difficult if not impossible to put on a self-defense case without in this case actually hearing from the defendant himself and what he saw that will night, how he perceived things. they have to make that case to the jury to make their self-defense case. it was smart to put him on to build that case and also just to give him a chance to tell his story to the jury. >> thanks, tom. to ted williams, the former d.c. homicide detective. ted, i'll ask you the same question i asked tom. the wisdom of putting kyle rittenhouse on the stand for the defense, worth the risk? >> under the circumstances, yeah, neil, from what we've seen today, i think is worth it. you don't ever if you're a defense attorney want to put
your client on the stand unless it's necessary. these circumstances of a self-defense case where you're going to claim self-defense, you normally would want your client on the stand to explain to the injury just what was going on. i can tell you, neil, i listened to kyle rittenhouse this morning when on direct his lawyers cross examined him or examined him, shall i say. they did a superb job. i thought rittenhouse did a very good job in his testimony. and when i say he did a good job, the thing about it -- we need to understand what is the definition of self-defense. it is you, the individual, being in fear of great bodily harm. and rittenhouse went through step 1, step 2 and step 3 with the individuals that he shot to
show that he was in fact in fear of great bodily harm. >> neil: now, he did said rosenbaum had hostile intentions. and josh told rosenbaum get him and kill him. so clearly, you know, the defense is setting the stage. he didn't enter and come to this event with the intention of harming or killing anyone. he felt threatened himself. is that argument holding up? if you're in that jury and you're hearing this, what do you think? >> at this stage it's clearly holding up. as you know, he's now cross examination. meaning the government's attorney, the prosecutor is cross examining him. the prosecutor seemed to be all over the place. the prosecutor in this case, i believe, neil, may have made a
fatal error. when he asked him, why didn't he speak up with earlier, kyle rittenhouse had fifth amendment rights, the right to remain silent. he did not have to speak up earlier. that, i believe, was very prejudicial. i think it very well could in the near future here lead to a mistrial, dismissal of this case with prejudice. when you say with prejudice meaning that the case cannot be brought again. the judge may very well make that decision pursuant to some of the "stupid questions" that the prosecution put on in this case. >> neil: thanks very much for that. mike tobin has been following this from the beginning. obviously we talk about a night here that was getting a little bit, you know, antsier and the temperature was rising.
clearly the prosecution is trying to frame it otherwise. you know, rittenhouse's behavior was provocative in and of itself. how is this being interpreted for the people that you talked to? >> well, in terms of people we're talking to here outside of the courthouse, you have people buried in their notes. reporters busy with their honey tasks and kyle rittenhouse's mother that shed a tear. talking about the temperature of the night. one of the quotes i remember giving to my camera man, put on your vest. somebody will get shot before the end of the night. as it stands, you can in fact -- in that video and still pictures of hubber hitting rittenhouse with a skateboard, you can see my camera man in the shot. we were up in it that night. there was a lot of heat that night. it was clear that there was certainly the potential for violence on that particular night. as far as how rittenhouse has held himself together on the
stand, i think most people are pretty surprised that other than the part where he fell apart, he seems to be composed. he's not taking the bait when the state is trying to get into intent. trying to get him to say that he intended to kill someone or use deadly force. rittenhouse continues to say that he continues to defend himself. neil? >> neil: thanks. we're monitoring this. there's other big developments today we're keeping an eye on including the president talking about the supply chain disruption that is embroiling the country right now. inflationary numbers out today that just hit more than 30-year high. let's get the latest right now from jacqui heinrich at the white house on how the administration hopes to address this and they say solve this. jacqui? >> hi, neil. yeah, we're about to hear president biden at the port of baltimore paint a rosy picture about the economic and job
growth during his ten months in office. he's going to frame the bipartisan infrastructure bill that was passed and he's going to sign into law with a bipartisan signing ceremony on monday as a coming solution to all of these problems. but this new data from the labor department is putting a damper on the president's victory tour here showing that inflation hit a 31-year high. jumping .9% last month after climbing in september. the consumer price index showing prices for food, gas and rent rose 6.2% from a year ago. that is the highest since november of 1990. data showed inflation is eating american's pay checks. weekly earnings fell 9% in october. that's despite a 4% increase in hourly earnings. democratic senator joe manchin whose swing vote the president needs to pass his reconciliation tax and spending bill is challenging the administration's narrative that inflation will taper off.
he tweeted by all accounts, the threat posed by record inflation to the american people is not transitory and is getting worse. from the grocery store to the gas pump, americans know the inflation tax is real and d.c. can no longer ignore it. the president in a statement blamed high energy costs on this report but did not promise any new action there. he said the ftc is on the look out for gas gouging. his economic council is looking for other remedies. but they need tomas the reconciliation plan to get americans back to work. pete buttigieg said supply chain problems have persisted because of the pandemic and because of lack of affordable child care. meantime, there's more evidence the supply chain issues are getting worse and not better. forbes said americans received over two billion out of stock messages while online shopping
in october. also a market research firm showed in stock rates right now that you're seeing at the grocery stores, they're similar to what we saw in march of 2020. that was the height of the pandemic. everybody remember what's the bare shelves look like at that time. it's interesting to note the place we're at right now with that rate is similar to the high of the pandemic. >> neil: thanks, jacqui. we're waiting what the president's ideas are for dealing with the supply chain disruptions. they're confident that there will be goods on shelves and stocks aplenty by the holiday season. is that doable? let's go to tulsi gabbard, former presidential candidate. very good to see you. >> nice to see you, neil. >> neil: what do you make of what is happening here, the inflation issue that is not stopping, the supply chain
disruption. the president appears flat footed here. what do you make of it? >> you mentioned their answer to this crisis that every day americans are facing across the country is to pass this massive multi-trillion dollar bill. this bill will only make it worse. the government is too powerful, too bloated. what this bill will do is make inflation worse. it's going to increase the national debt and make things harder for the small businesses. ultimately it's going to make people more dependent on a government that already is encroaching too much in almost every part of our lives. so i think it's more important to start to look at how do we actually solve the real problem here rather than the direction that they're taking with hey, let's just throw more money at it and think that government is going to be the answer to everything when we know for a fact that it's not. >> neil: you know, there's -- i
don't know if battle is a fair word but this battle, if you will, or disagreement between progressives in your party and those more moderate, i would put you in the latter camp that are worried this is going to create more problems than it solves. but progressives are still pushing for package closer to $2 trillion. they're still pushing for this, they think they have the votes to pull it off. let's say they do. what is your worry? >> those numbers are almost meaningless. the numbers have shifted. is it one trillion, two, three, seven? look at them trying to manipulate the language in the bills to cover the fact that we don't know how much this is going to cost. we don't know still as we sit here today what is actually going to be included in this bill. the language that they have put forward in this frame work is so vague that ultimately what will
happen so you'll end up with a bunch of bureaucrats that are unaccountable to the american people making decisions how the taxpayer dollars are being spent. this is a fundamental problem that we've seen with all of these ideas that they're putting forward. unaccountable bureaucrats being empowered to put their noses in our everyday lives. taxpayers, we end up paying them for talking away our autonomy and micromanaging us. >> neil: close to all democrats and this is before what transpired in virginia and new jersey, the closer than expected contest there, didn't think that joe biden would be their ideal presidential nominee in 2024. how do you feel about that? >> i think the american people, it's clear as we saw in virginia, is a positive sign that they're rejecting the kind of divisiveness, racialization
of everything in this country, the fomenting of anger and hatred that we're seeing coming from so many of my fellow democrats. they're standing up and saying, hey, we want to choose an optimistic future, a hopeful future, a future where we can live up to that dream of martin luther king about judging each other by our character, not by the color of our skin. respecting each other as fellow americans and democrats and republicans actually coming together to work towards a shared goal, a shared objective of doing what is best for the american people and our country. that's the direction that we need to head in and i think the virginia governor's election was a positive indication of voters taking a stand and letting their voices being heard through the ballot box. >> neil: we'll be going to the president shortly speaking on this supply chain disruption, congress woman. but james carville says the problem wasn't like a right or
left issue, but this increasing lecturing on the part of the democrats, this wokism that he says is hurting the party, damage, its message and doing more harm than good. what did you make of that? >> it's true. you know, when you have people in positions of power who arrogantly believe that they're not accountable to the people and who treat us like we're stupid, like they know better, they know best what is good for us more than we know ourselves and all we have to do is blindly follow along and long, it's no wonder that people are rejecting that. if there's no respect for us as individuals, as americans coming from our leadership, then how can they expect that we, the american people, should offer any respect or trust towards them and what they're -- than their agenda. their agenda being one that is more about serving their own
selfish interests, more power, you know, their political interests than where it should be directed, which is exactly on addressing these challenges and frustrations that the american people are facing across our country. >> neil: is this the same joe biden who is president today that you were running against as a candidate for president? >> you know, i've asked joe biden a friend for many years. i've been disheartened to see the direction that he's taken in this administration that is undermining the fundamental principles of our country. it's tearing our country apart rather than working to bring us together, to find our way forward and have respectful dialogue even as we may have disagreements or differences on different issues, but come together as americans, treating each other with respect and i think that's -- it's something that makes me sad, to be quite honest. >> neil: tulsi gabbard, thanks for taking the time.
very good seeing you again. >> thanks, neil. >> neil: we've been monitoring the president right now. he's speaking about all of these problems with the supply chain at the port of baltimore. the president. >> my administration with the help of folks on my left over here has a plan to finish the job, getting us back to normal from the pandemic and having a stronger economy than we've ever had before. let me explain the part that the ports place and why they're so important. it starts with a piece of good news. infrastructure week has finally arrived. how many times you hear over the last five years? infrastructure week is coming. yeah. uh-huh. anyway, last week we took a monumental step forward as a nation. we did something long overdue in washington but never done. the house of representative
passed my bipartisan infrastructure bill along with another plan that i'm avancing, this bill will reduce the cost of goods to consumers, businesses and get people back to work. helping us build an economy from the bottom up in the middle out. where everybody is better off. i'm tired of this trickle down economy stuff. i come from delaware just across the line up here. you know, we have more corporations in delaware than any other nation in the state combined. so i understand big business. the fact of the matter is, it's time they pay their fair share. the fact is you have 55 corporations last year that in fact made $40 billion. didn't pay a single penny in taxes. nobody is going to pay more -- if you make less than $400,000, you want pay anything more in taxes period, guaranteed, including gasoline tax. not additional from a federal government standpoint. this is a once in a generation
investment to create good paying jobs, turn the climate crisis into an opportunity. when i talk climate to other world leaders, i think one thing. we're dealing with climate, think jobs. good jobs. because that's how you beat the climate crisis. put us on a path to win the economic competition of the 21st century we face with china and the rest of the world. china is outspending us on research and development and other countries as well. here's what i'm going to do. i'm going to create good paying union jobs, union, not $12 an hour, not $15 an hour. $45 an hour and up with good benefits. so you can raise a family on them and build the middle class out. jobs that cannot be outsourced. can't outsource these jobs. i'm going to transform our transportation system with passenger rail. roads and bridges, the most
significant investment in 70 years. investments in public transit, this will modernize our ports with 17 billion in investment. $17 billion in investment. we're going to reduce congestion, we're going to repair backlogs, make our ports cleaner and more efficient. we're going to do the same with airports and freight rail. we're going to replace lead water pipes that are here in maryland and every state in the union that are poisoning our kids. we're going to make high speed internet affordable and available to everywhere in america. those of you in kids in school while we've been doing the hybrid things, how many times -- if you don't live in an area where you have high speed internet, how many times have you gone to mcdonald's and gone off the mcdonald's internet so you can hear. i'm not joking.
this is the united states of america for god's sake. we're going to build the first network of vehicle charging stations across the country. ipw will put in 500,000 charging stations across the country. guess what? that is in the recovery act -- that is in the build back better bill which is not going to raise taxes one single cent. totally paid for by taxing people that make over $400,000. i'm a capitalist, man. pay your fair share. pay something along the line. i'm going to get america off the sidelines on manufacturing. manufacturing of solar panels, wind turbines, battery to store energy and powter electric vehicles. from school buses to automobiles. we're also going to make historic investments in environmental cleanup and remediation, rebuilding
resilience against super substantials and droughts and hurricanes and wild fires. i travel all over the country this year. there's nine -- literally 99 billion in losses because of storms this year. $99 billion. ever think you'd hear somebody stand up and say the colorado river is being drained? you ever think you'd go out and more wild fires in the west than the entire -- and land lost, homes lost, burned to the ground. i've flown over them in marine one than is the entire state of new jersey from the cape all the way to new york. that's how much we've lost in america. so far, so far. according to experts, this bill is going to ease inflationary pressures, lowering the cost for working families. 17 nobel laureates wrote a letter to me ten days ago saying
this is going to bring inflation down, not up. best of all, the vast majority of these jobs will create don't require college degrees. don't require it. this is the blue collar, blueprint to rebuild america. i'm not waiting to sign a bill to start improving the flow of goods from ships to shelves. yesterday i announced a port plan of action. lays out concrete steps for my administration to take to invest in our parts and relieve bottle necks. this building on the problem we have already made. last month i reached a deal with two of the largest ports in america. the port of los angeles and long beach. i met with you guys, with the long shoremen there and why worked out a deal between the port owners and the long shoremen to move toward operating the two ports, take 40% of everything in the pacific
come through this two ports and they're lined up, ships are lined up, 70 some lined up as far as you can see. so they all agreed, they're going to go 24 hours a day, seven day as week. it's also paying off. last week the number of container ships in the docks for more than nine days fell by over 20%. now we're announcing steps to improve ports in the east coast to provide support for the port of savannah, the fourth largest container port in the country. with our help, they now have the funds that they need to set up five new inland port sites in georgia, north carolina. so goods can get closer to the final destination more quickly. other ports across the country will have the resources that they need to make these immediate investments as well. the challenge we need to meet here and my plan will help address has to do with the supply chain. you hear a lot about the supply
chains in the news. frankly, not a lot of people are clear -- have a clear understanding whether they have a ph.d. or didn't go to school about how a supply chain works. it's to talk about it but what is the impact on the economy let alen how to fix it? it's understandable. supply chains are complex. as long as goods and materials are getting where they need to go on time, usually no need to wore pry about the supply chains. when global disruptions hit like a pandemic, they can hit supply chains particularly hard. covid-19 has stretched globe supply chains like never before. when you go to order a pair of sneakers or bicycles, you're met with higher prices and long delays or they don't have any at all. the reason for that last year has a lot to co with most companies making their products today. in simple terms, the supply
chain is the journey a product takes to get to your door step. raw materials, assembly, shipping. everything. these supply chains are complex. even products as simple as a pencil, have to use the wood from brazil, graphite from india before it comes together at a factory in the united states to get a pencil. sounds silly, but that's how it happens. so if all of a sudden you have covid crises in brazil, you can't get the product maybe because the plant shuts down. that's what is happening. products like smart phones. often bring together parts from france, italy, chips from the netherlands, touch screens from new york state, cameras from japan. the supply chain that crosses dozens of countries. that's just the nature of modern economy, the world economy. the global supply chains have helped to bring down prices we
pay for things we buy. but they also made us much more reclients on what happens in other parts of the world. so the factory in malaysia shut down due to covid, it causes a ripple effect that can slow down auto manufacturing in detroit. why? they can't get the computer chips that they need. climate disaster closed the port in china. it can delay shipment of furniture and driving up prices here in america. the irony is, people have more money now because of the first major piece of legislation that i passed. all got checks for $1,400. checks for a whole range of things. if you're a mom, you have kids under the age of 7, you get $300 a month. over 17, you're getting $360 a month. like wealthy people used to do when they get back tax returns. changed people's lives.
but what happens is if there's nothing to buy and you have more money, you compete getting it there, create as problems. one hand we're facing new disruptions to our supplies. same time we're experiencing higher demand for goods because wages are up as well as people have money in the bank. because of the strength of our economic recovery, american families have been able to buy more products. but guess what? if you're not going to dinner or bars because of covid, so what are they doing? staying home and ordering online and buying product. with more people with money buying product and less product to buy, what happens? the supply chain is the reason. the answer is you guys. what happens? price goes up. so we have 20% more goods coming in than before the pandemic
struck. covid-19 has changed the way we spend our time and money. products are being delivered than ever before. people have more breathing room than last year. that's a good thing. means we have higher demand for goods at the same time we're facing disruptions for the goods. there's a recipe for delay and for higher prices. people are feeling it. they're feeling it. you ever think you would pay this much for a gallon of gas? in some parts of california, they're paying $4.50. that's why we have to stabilize the supply chain. the good news. yesterday i spoke with the ceos personally of the major retailers, walmart, target and the leading freight movers, fed ex and ups. they assured me that the shelves will be stocked in stores this holiday because they signed on a
24/7 as well. they signed on to 24/7. they provide more avenues, they're getting more containers off of the ports quicker than ever before. a lot of stuff on the ports that have been sitting around, staying there. why? because no longer was the product that they need at this moment. doesn't cost anything to leave it at the port rather than their warehouses. that is moving as well. part of the reason why is because of my port envoy, the secretary of transportation here nor two governors, john has worked with the operators, shippers, shipping companies and unions and retailers to speed commerce so they can get products to stores and to your doors. to get the shelves fully stocked this holiday season. instead of pointing fingers, folks are working together. railroad, ocean liners, labor, state and local governments. progress is already begun and now we passed a bipartisan
infrastructure bill that will only accelerate. you heard me say it before, infrastructure, infrastructure. used to be rated in the united states as the best in the world. when i got to the congress. today you know what we rank in infrastructure? 13th in the world. 12 countries in the world have more modern, efficient infrastructures than the united states of america. by investing in our roads, bridges and ports, this will make it easier for companies to get goods to the market more quickly. here in baltimore, you have a port that is older than america itself. it been operating for 315 years. got any former marines? raise your hand. if you're here, happy birthday. it's your 247th birthday, the united states marine corps. they deserve some applause. >> look, this port is connected
to the nation's oldest rail line, the b&o railroad which in turn relies on the tunnels that are about 126 years old, the tunnels. okay? the tunnel is a major bottle neck to the port. now the port of baltimore will get $125 million grant to upgrade that tunnel. so freight trains can couple double stacked through that tunnel. double stacked with these cars with containers on top of them. twice as much. they move out a lot more quickly with imports going out. if you're exports going across the ocean. that means in addition to more good jobs being filled, more products on shelves, delivery faster around lower price, it's about taking a long-term view of our economy to deliver more jobs and ensure our shelves are stocked with product. the longer term view means
greater resilience to understand the shocks and disruptions that we can anticipate as the world continues to change. pandemics, weather extremes, cyber attack. whatever else comes our way and they will come our way. you know it. we need to be ready. we need companies throughout the supply chain to create and support good paying jobs for people that they can grow in, build skills in, join a union and make a descent living. so when disruption hits, companies can quickly adapt because they're invested in their workers, their skill and training and a strong foundation of what i think unions and my family, i think of dignity and respect. that's what it's about. dignity and respect. taking the longer term view means making buy american. not just the promise, but an iron clad reality. when i got elected, i say i get to spend $600 billion of your money. making everything from aircraft
carriers to balloons. guess what? so much of it has been going out and getting foreign contractors to do it. well, this administration has been doing -- we set a new rule to strengthen our domestic supply chain with new made in america office within the white house. never again should our country be left unable to produce critical goods because we don't have access to the materials. never again should we have to rely on one company or one country when they don't share our values. i've said it before, we're in a competition for the 21st century. who will own it? america still is the most productive workers in the world, the most innovative minds in the world. it's not hyperbole, it's a fact. other countries are closing in. we risk losing our edge if we don't step up now. this bipartisan infrastructure bill is a major step forward. represents the biggest investment in ports in american history and for american
families, it means products moving faster and less expensively from factory floor through the simply chain to your home. the bottom line is this. with the bill we passed last week and the steps we're taking to reduce bottlenecks at home and abroad, we're set to make significant progress. we're already in the midst of historic economic recovery. thanks to those steps that we're taking very soon we're going to see the supply chain catch up with demand. so not only will we see more record-breaking job growth, we'll see lower prices, faster deliveries as well. this work is going to be critical as we implement the infrastructure bill and we continue to build the economy from the bottom up and the middle out by passing the build back better plan. we need to unlike the full dynamism of our economy and our people. i mean it. with this plan, we set in motion what that is exactly what we're going to do we're going to build a better america.
not a joke. we're going to lead the world again. not a joke. we're going to be in a position where once again own the 21st century. when we own it, everybody does better. everybody. not only america but around the world. sorry to take so long. the sun is down. you don't have any sweater on, you're going to freeze. i'm going to stop talking. man with as little hair as moon just took his hat on. you'll get cold if i don't step down. all kidding aside, i want to particularly thank the long shoremen. you guys, an old expression in delaware, you all brought me to the dance, man. you stuck with me from the first time i ran. you've stepped up every time you've been asked, every time you've been asked. i want to personally thank you while i'm standing in front of you. god bless you all and god bless all to workers that keep our economy going. god bless our troops. thanks so much.
[applause] >> neil: all right. you have been listening to the president of the united states speaking at the port of baltimore commenting that he's on top of the supply chain disruption in the country. he says it's not on him or the administration, just the boom that we had coming out of the pandemic. essentially going from stop to something like 60 miles an hour, paraphrasing here. that's been a traditional argument to use for this bottleneck. obviously it's more layered and complicated than that. we also discovered in the process that so many of the goods that we were planning on getting, most of them come from asia and notably china. the administration had been warned about that, the reliance on these goods from a country with whom our relations have turned noticeably tense. so no surprise, they might be holding back some of those items. also didn't take into account the administration that they were caught flat-footed on the
pandemic knowing going from stop to something that is not even close to that would prompt the demand for goods and services that they should have been telegraphed. that is an argument a number of republicans and even tulsi gabbard, a moderate democrat at that was addressing with us prior to the president speaking. one other foot note. the president does believe that the bipartisan infrastructure-only plan will address a lot of this, but he kept the jobs will be union jobs. demissing talk of 15 or $70 an hour jobs to those that could go for $45 or more an hour. that might be a sticker shock to a lot of employers that directly or indirectly will be part of this. but again, it was a reminder that this is a short-lived event. the president met with the leaders of wal-mart, ups, target and fed ex to say right now that
shelves will indeed be well-stocked this holiday season. now americans are not seeing any of that right now. they're not seeing it in cheaper prices. in fact, we had a retail inflation number out today that showed inflation running at the strongest clip since 1982 when ronald reagan was president. let's go to lee carter on this. lee, his whole approach is better times are coming. we'll get over this. all of these problems are a reflection on a economy that is firing on all cylinders. i don't know if that helps with those that stop by a gas station and see what they're paying for gas or walk into a grocery store and see what they're paying for everything. but what did you make of the message? >> i think that there's a poll right now that talks about how president biden does not focus on the issues that matter to americans.
six in ten americans say that he's focused on the wrong things. this speech is a case in point of that. he focused on jobs and why infrastructure is so important. jobs are the top of the issue list. we have regard low unemployment. jobs are not the problem. the problem is inflation. the problem is empty shelves. the problem is people really concerned about what it will cost to put thanksgiving on the year. people are concerned about these issues. he didn't address that to much later in the speech. he buried the lead. the other thing we seed, americans say yes, i support the infrastructures plan across the board. it's wildly popular. one in four americans say it's going to help me and my family in our daily lives. he tried to make a connection and say this will improve all of these problems you're having. but he really buried that. it was hard to hear it. hard to say the things that are most important to me will get better. didn't hear him say i hear your
pain. i didn't hear him say i feel your anxiety. that's what people are longing for. longing for leadership to say i understand the problem and i'm here to solve it for you. that didn't come through. >> neil: he said something again today about covid and the impact its had. there's some truth to that, the more people striken with that and factories were working, got half for less capacity that affects the number of goods that get to people. a delay effect. i get that. there was little acknowledgement to simply being caught off guard. i'm not saying that, you know, the administration in power whoever it is should be pressing into all of these things but it was well noted that any comeback from where we were and stopped where we were would lead to a boom in demand and obviously address, you know, the situation -- we obviously were caught off guard on. but it was like an out for him. i wonder -- sounded very similar
to the pitch that he made yesterday about rising energy prices, throwing out the possibility of gouging going on. not with any proof of that or the sec is going to look into that but in case americans are wondering what is happening when they get to the pump and they see what is happening there and see what is happening in stores, that may be part of it has nothing to do with the administration. nothing to do with being caught off guard and maybe something to do in that case gouging. in other words, sometimes if you were to come out as a leader and say, i got to admit, i expected a boom in the economy. i wasn't prepared for this kind of a boom in the economy. you know, we're now rectifying that. but i just found out a little surprise. >> that would require a certain amount of authenticity. takes a risk on behalf of a leader. that's what leadership is about. if you're caught off guard, you have to own it. but tell us how you're going to
make it better. i feel like there's a lot of shirking of responsibility. it's not my fault that we're here. it's the prior administration, it's the companies, not acting in a good way. it's covid. the americans don't care whose fault it is. what they feel is pain and they elected joe biden to make it better. that was his promise. i'm going to build back better. i'm going to make things better. when people feel like things are worse as a result of his leadership, it's not going to matter whose fault it is. at the bottom line, the buck stops with him now. what is he going to do to make things better? that's it. so i think the idea that he's going to continue to try to save us -- that rings typical politics as usual. that's what people are tired of. we don't care how we got here. how we're going to get out -- >> neil: you and i are both reminded of the john kennedy situation after the bay of bigs.
you can argue, a new president a couple months into the job. he got this plan that was technically concocted under the eisenhower administration. he was the commander in chief. he did implement, he did approve of it. he admitted that it was a mistake, all own him. his poll numbers went up ten points doing that. we live in an age that that is harder to do. i think the americans would be understanding to that argument. look, we had this recovery going. you didn't appreciate the magnitude of it or the restraints that this could put on a system. now you're catching up with that. i think we overanalyze these things and say that's okay. the american people are forgiving. when you deny that or avoid that, i don't know if it really helps your cause. >> i think you're right. the other thing is talk about what you're doing. the very end he talks about we can can't rely on the other countries or china. tell us what you're doing to make it better. americans are amazingly
forgiving people. if we feel like you have it now and you're going to make it right, we'll be on board. if you're going to do the things that will make the supply chainish issue away, we be forgiving. move forward. it's a simple blueprint. he didn't have to talk as long. could have been shorter and effective if he focused on though things. i don't know if the american people can take away from that message. i don't know if things will be better at the pump or paying groceries or utility bills, all the things that people are feeling pain? >> neil: before we go back to the kyle rittenhouse trial, i do want to go to grady trimble. the final part of this puzzle which caused the great concerns for americans is what is happening with heating oil, energy in general. that is not reversing. right now, grady, doesn't seem to be any help on the way.
>> no. the forecast is bad news this winter, neil. no matter what you use to heat your home. here's the numbers. if you use propane to heat your home, you'll see the biggest spike from last winter up 54% compared to a year ago. heating oil up 43%. natural gas up 30%. even electricity for heating your home up 6% compared to last year. these numbers could get even worse if it's a colder winter than expected. the number there you see is the consumer price index for energy specifically. it's up 30% compared to last year. that is the biggest one-year jump since 2005. part of what is causing the rising prices in the energy sector is this mismatch between oil supply and oil demand, which has basically recovered to prepandemic levels, but many republicans and those in the oil and gas industries, they say the biden administration is not
helping matters as they push for more green energy at the expense of fossil fuels. >> decisions made by the department of interior and the epa and the white house that have stifled production or scared off investors. political rhetoric, political action has consequences. sometimes those consequences take four-five or six months to be felt. but we're feeling them now. >> sandra: >> and the energy information administration says even if this winter is warmer than normal, neil, you can expect to pay more for your heating bills. just not as much more. so i guess that's some good news to end on. >> yeah. the infrastructure package does not address that particular aspect of that. thank you very much, grady. there's so many things happening concurrently. back to the kyle rittenhouse trial going on right now.
the prosecutor is going back and forth. you probably heard about the judge going after the prosecution. let's see how things stand right now. >> could have called 911, right? >> yes. >> but you chose to call your best friend. right? >> i called the first number in my phone. >> is that quicker than three digits, 911? >> i don't know. >> then you started running. >> yes. >> the first person you encounter as you're running is jason, right? >> yes. >> this is a person that you had barely known for 15 minutes that night, right? >> yes. >> you told him you didn't shoot correct? >> no. >> you heard his testimony about that, right? >> yes. >> can we please play exhibit number 12?
you talked earlier about this crowd and what they were saying and you felt like they were coming after you. you had time to stop and have a brief little talk with jason, didn't you? >> i stopped for a second and asked him to help me get to the police. >> even with this crowd on top of you as you describe it, you still had time for that, didn't you? >> for a second. i stopped for a second. >> let's play exhibit number 12, please.
>> so you slot mr. rosenbaum because josh had a pistol? >> no. >> you don't get to shoot someone else because they had a gun, right? >> no. >> but you told the crowd he had a gun, didn't you? >> that's what i said. >> that wasn't true. mr. rosenbaum never had a gun, right? >> he didn't have a gun. >> now, can we please play exhibit number 3? the one hour and 17 minute and 10 second mark.
last part of the words was. >> do you remember what you said? >> i remember saying -- i think i said "i had to." >> let's play that back ten seconds again, please. >> you shot somebody customer who is shot? >> pause. aren't your exact words "i'm going to the police. i did not shoot anyone?" >> that's what i remember from that night, but watching that, it sound like i said i didn't. >> that, again, was not true. you just had shot someone, correct western mark >> i did. >> why didn't you tell the truth? >> i was being chased by a mob, and i don't remember that interaction very well.