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pete: we begin with a fox weather alert. the transition into a recovery effort across parts of america's heartland. tornadoes touching down in six states. officials fear the death toll will top 100. rachel: we're live on the ground serving hardest hit areas. will: robert ray stranding by in kentucky, ashley strohmier with federal response, we start with chief meteorologist rick
reichmuth live in mayfield, kentucky. good morning, rick. rick: sometimes you get into down, pretty much the entire town looks like this. so anywhere you pull up, you see these kinds of images right here. i'm standing in front of what was the first presbyterian church here in mayfield. you see a little bit one of, i believe that is the altar on the inside of the church we're looking at. might be a little hard to see. this is the front door. you come over, this is a car, i bring this up from this tornado according to what we can see radar, you can see debris is in the air and there was debris 35,000 feet in the area. all of these things from this town, from towns before it, shooting up 35,000 feet in the air and traveling potentially 50 to 100 miles in the air. items from this town likely
around 100, 150 miles away from here. you have really he no idea what you will be looking at, and where these items are coming from. one of the other danks here, all of the wood shattered or torn from houses. all these nails, glass, debris, dangerous for the rescuers and search and recovery folks out here doing this work. this entire town, let's talk about some imagery and look at before and after. some of the drone footage coming in here not just from here, areas as far as away as bowling green, kentucky, what we're talking about in mayfield this is one or 2% of damage from the hurricane. this took a direct path in may field. this tornado likely on the ground for 200 miles. the path of this one supercell was over 500 miles long.
likely going down in some record books, that from this storm. these images you're seeing right here are from may field. this is before the and after in this tomorrow from few different areas. we have before and after from arkansas where the beginning of this tornado was before it started to get going before it took the entire path. you get the idea, before-and-after images, peoples lives in about 30 seconds fully changed forever. a town like this. you know, i've been doing this for a long time. there are some towns that go down in record books like greensburg, kansas, was wiped off the map. moore, oklahoma. this will be one of those, mayfield, kentucky, for known when you google this. images quite scary. sun coming up, guys. well have much more to show you.
every direction you turn. this is the post office across from the church. post office, all the windows gone obviously. roof gone. this presbyterian church completely gone. guys? pete: rick, devastation, amazing seeing those images. what about the people, where are the people going? what's the fallout for them? reporter: tell you what when we came here last night there were no people around. the town is pretty uninhabitable. from tornadoes as i can see the tornado was 3/4 of a mile wide when it went through this town. when we trove about half a mile from here you get into a neighborhood that does not look touched at all, completely, completely fine. in this area nobody around there is a curfew in place. nobody here. local hotels, hotels as far as 30, 40 miles away from here
completely filled up. red cross does a good job getting people into shelters. largely because of the curfew, no people around. as soon as the sun comes up people get out here to start the work again. rachel: rick, i spoke with you and your producer nick as you were driving out there yesterday, tell me how different it is what we saw yesterday, images from a tv screen to what you're seeing with your own eyes? rick: yeah, we had a guest on the other day a congressman from illinois, he said a great thing, the damage is much farther than what the camera can show. i'm standing in front of just one spot and you can show the camera on this and show all the damage. this goes on 200 miles. it is not all towns along the way. but farms, local homes, communities that are damaged. this goes on and on. you can't make out any of what this is.
obviously there was a brick building, brick facade, part of the church ministries area. it is completely gone. you get the idea this car here, i have no idea where this would have come from. certainly it was not right here. one of the things i'm always struck at covering tornadoes, if you look at this car, it looks like a car that has been abandoned for 10 or to years. what happened inside of this car here happened in about 30 seconds. all of the rain came along with this, the wind driving dirt that was picked up all around it. that, this week right now looks like something that is ancient. all of that happened to this car in about 30 seconds. that is happened to all of these homes. everything that you see around here, turned into something looks like it is really old very quickly. will: rick, thank you so much. rachel: meanwhile ashley strohmier continues our fox team
coverage with the federal response. ashley, this is personal to you as well. reporter: i will not lie, being from that area, growing up, being there, you don't recognize any of it. now the president approving a emergency declaration saturday. it aims to provide federal funds to the hardest hit states of kentucky and do the same for others. take a listen. >> i made it clear if they request emergency declarations. i also request fema offer additional federal resources including help with temporary housing where homes have been wiped out or too badly damaged to live in. reporter: president biden teasing a visit but does not want to get in the way. rescue efforts are still underway by the states hit hardest by the outbreak. in illinois, six amazon workers died when the ceiling of their distribution center collapsed. the company released a statement. the safety and well being of our partners is a top priority.
we'll share additional information when it is available. amazon founder jeff bezos tweeted his support for the recovery crews and calling it tragic. in arkansas two people are confirmed dead. one of those deaths confirming when a twister ripped through a nursing home. four people killed in the severe storms in tennessee and two in missouri. kentucky governor beshear warned yesterday the death toll in his state alone could exceed 100. back to you guys. will: thank you, ashley. rachel: that was absolutely incredible images we saw. i was seeing articles. we had hunter outside of this. we have more details emerging from that. the residents and the staff could see the twister from outside of the window. at some point it came into the building they could see the rotation from inside. they said the residents were
petrified, they all just started singing hymns, they were all singing different hymns, doing whatever they could to keep their mind off of what was happening as things were, you know, water pipes were breaking, residents were getting soaked with water, wind and debris flying. when people found them, many of them were pinned under center blocks. will: listening to ashley, she is from that air in mayfield, pete, you're right, the triagery did i, the loss of life, i can't help be struck by the loss of community and history. these little towns hang on to centuries old courthouses, town squares, businesses they're struggling to prop up both economically and imagery. you want to keep the brick wall there since 1890 standing up. now that history is gone, it will never come back. in its place you build a metal
shelter temporarily. maybe beyond that, you build something that is much more economically but it is sad to see little towns lose their identity. pete: absolutely right. just devastating. throughout the morning we'll have storm chaser, drone footage, we'll have some folks involved in the rescue efforts, relief efforts, samaritan's purse. those trying to follow through on the human side of it too, to help people put their lives together. you don't come back from that at least immediately. it takes years and years. rachel: all the more heartbreaking with it being so close to christmas. pete: for sure. will: the big city of new york, now, get ready, because the state indoor mask mandate starts tomorrow. pete: great. will: this is at the same time some republican county executives saying they won't enforce the mask mandate. this is coming of course from new york's governor starting to institute, despite vaccination
status and indoor mask mandate, it it will be fascinating to see if the individuals decide to comply. this as, i don't know, omicron? why are we returning to the harshest of our policies? why? omicron? rachel: for something a lot of people, when they get it, it is like a cold. it is not that severe. it is very mild compared to what we were doing before. again why are we doing the same measures. yesterday we had something, i had to get a little informed about, what is santacon. i saw the images, they're very fun. some might describe them as debauchery. definitely doesn't look like young people in new york seem worried about omicron at all. pete: if there is an absolute emergency how could you allow santacon to go on.
a bunch of people put on scantily-clad santa outfits,. rachel: do a bar crawl? pete: revel. to will's point it ends. maybe you put your beard up a little bit that counts as a mask. the governor is saying masks on until january 15th, everywhere in new york city. rachel: inside too. pete: inside as well. the mayor bill de blasio, who is on his way out january 1st, saying everyone who works in the city, regardless of what business you're in must get the vaccine, starting december 29th, or you can't work but eric adams is coming in january defend first, and it is unclear whether he will continue the policy or not. will: de blasio will require five to 11-year-olds to participate in the society. otherwise they have to be vanished to the woods. i'm not sure. they have to have a mask to get
a meal inside. rachel: the governor is mandating for 2 and up. the 3-year-old will have to wear the mask as well. i've been saying for a long time, guys, i said it at the very beginning when we thought things would be even worse at the beginning of the pandemic, i was worried about our country changing and i was worried about what our leaders were actually doing. like was this really about health and science. some of it was, but was it also about control? and last night on "unfiltered," dan bongino talked about, that, he said that kind of government control, that desire to make us submit is part of why they keep moving these goal posts on covid. take a listen. >> so why does the left keep moving the covid goalposts? may surprise some of you it has very little to do, all this goalpost moving with the vaccine or science. it has nothing to do with that.
it has everything to do with something i heard once from a local politician in maryland, you know, dan, government gets bigger and bigger, because there is no power in yes. what do you mean by that? what he meant that government officials derive their power about the ability to tell you and their con stitt with -- constituents, no. maybe you, the constituents lobby them and kiss their collective to get power. pete: interesting way to put it. the reason this matters new york city could be a precursor to what happens across the country. we don't want to be new york city centric. the new york city preemptively going after omicron that is far more mild. you have austria has universal vaccine mandates. you have 40,000, 50,000 people taking to the streets saying my government shouldn't compel every single person in the
country to get the shot. you wonder if it has to get to that place. here are some protests from vienna, austria, at what point do we reach in the country where folks steakal take to the streets. hopefully we don't get to a point there is universal mandate for an entire state. will: would you bet against it? pete: i would not. will: set the bar out as far as you can, ask yourself is that impossible here? i don't think you can come up with something that your answer will be that whatever never happen in america. rachel: i totally agree. these are gi-normous protests, this is a country of eight million people. they have 40,000, imagine going to a protest with 44,000 people and their government still not listening to them. so, yeah, i agree. maybe we all need to go protest. maybe we all need to make our voices heard but in the enour leaders going to listen? pete: it is true. we should not take for granted the brilliance, how we still
lean on your founding documents and our bill of rights which a lot of these countries do not have. the rights are not endowed to a creator. given them by a government. therefore easily taken away. we're lucky. we're lucky. it may not hold out for autocrats forever but for now -- rachel: those documents have trigger warnings on them. pete: that is true. rachel: in our nation's capital, at the archives. will: last firewall. turning now to your headlines, overnight the coast guard beginning its search for a woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship this is 80 miles south of san diego. the woman who has not been identified fell from the balcony of her state room on the ship. in addition to the coast guard, mexico's navy is providing assistance. "saturday night live" taking a jab at the new i unemployed cuomo brothers. >> hello, i'm disgraced former
governor andrew cuomo. >> i'm disgraced former cnn host, chris cuomo. >> and we both lost our jobs because of covid. will: the show immediately calling them out, saying, that is not why you lost your job. it is interesting when the comedy starts only after completely obvious okay to joke about this. metlife stadium navy pulling off the upset at the 122nd army-navy game, thanks to a late stand by the defense. >> anderson is going to keep it. i don't think he got it but it is so close. will: this year's matchup played across the river from new york city to commemorate 20 years of 9/11. lee greenwood performed a beautiful rendition of god bless the usa at halftime.
♪♪ [cheering] will: navy honored fallen seal team eight commander brian boswar with a patch on their uniform. nice tribute. pete, no way a 3-8 navy team i believe going into the game 8-2, army team. pete: 8-3. will: now 8-4 army. pete: it was a fun game to watch. army was forced to throw a few bass passes at the end which was not their forte. you have to give up to navy. that seal commander was killed in a training exercise. i don't have much to say when my team loses. still ahead the devastating impact of the border crisis. two people are dead after an alleged human smuggler
transporting illegal migrants smashed into their car. the biden lackluster response at the border, that's next. -hey tex, -wooo. can someone else get a turn? yeah, hang on, i'm about to break my own record. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ it's my woke-up-like-this migraine medicine. it's ubrelvy. one dose can quickly stop my migraine in its tracks within 2 hours. don't take with strong cyp3a4 inhibitors. most common side effects were nausea and tiredness. ask about ubrelvy, the anytime, anywhere migraine medicine.
it may not always hit the headlines because there is not, it has become so routine, hundreds and thousands of people crossing our southern border with no accountability because the border patrol is completely overwhelmed but there are consequences not how it reaches inside of our country but what happens on our border as agents attempt to actually do their job an track people down. there was one unfortunate incident in mission, texas, that highlights the danger of human smuggling. two civilians were killed there when, after a smuggler smashed into their car. so two u.s. citizens hit by smugglers attempting to evade, being captured on the border. of course this comes a few days after a truck packed with 160 illegals crashed in mexico killing at least 55. so the human consequence of illegality of an open border continues to remain evident. will: this is a huge part of the illegal immigration story that we actually don't talk about that often. i got to take that trip to arizona and the local sheriffs
said. this is what happens. they come across, at least that area, that sector of the border, they kind of hide out in the area, with bushes, cars come up 100 miles an hour. stop. pick them up. load as many people as they can, then they take off 100 miles an hour. local motorists regular people living going to work, their lives are incredibly in danger because of these massive, what turns out to be in some cases chases, car chases. that is if law enforcement is capable of seeing it go down. otherwise people treating the highways as a's track. >> is very, very dangerous. by the way that truck that had crash with 55 people died, many children and women included in that as well. it is very dangerous and jen psaki was actually asked about the consequences of this during a press conference. here is what she had to say. >> the president, is the administration, reaching out to mexico to partners in central
america this morning, this cause for a certain revaluation of the strategy to deter mike graduation? >> it would come to the department of homeland security, i would point you to them for any detail with the connection to the mexican government? >> what about the vice president. >> i could check and see but i expect that would first happen with the department of homeland security. pete: i would check and see. rachel: why don't they reevaluate their policy? this is what they want. good on the guy for asking. this is not what they will change what they want. meanwhile the border patrol has to deal with this. here is a tweet from border patrol agent, jason owens, 130 produce in one group. part of more than 900 arrests during the day. men, women, children, from around the world. think of the logistics, resources needed to process and care for that population. our resources are finite.
we need them for our mission. border security is our mission. this is the complaint i'm sure you heard when you were talking to those sheriffs and also to the border patrol when you were down south, will, they can't do their job. they're babysitting. they're on these car chases. they're not securing the border which is what they're supposed to do. will: in the case of those sheriffs when you say they can't do their job, what you're talking about, they can't enforce the law, the normal job of a sheriff. because sheriff's normal job is not to enforce the border that is the border patrol's job. since they're backfilling that responsibility and chasing cars who is chasing the prowler out of one of your citizen's yard? who is pulling over the drunk driver? who is doing all the things sheriffs would normally be doing? pete: who is monitoring the border for the got-aways? because you're managing
logistics. these professionals say you can tell me what about when 130 people show up? then 900. >> 900. pete: they have gone through a hour rowing journey, as you talk about, rachel, a lot. so they're afraid. maybe they have eaten, maybe they haven't. health care, covid. who the he can heck do you know. there is a lot goes into that. it takes manpower. no way we can expect them to secure the southern border so they can't. rachel: we need to stop pretend ing like they actually care about this. call out the policy for what it is. this is a open border policy. this is deliberate, intentional, as meant to bring as people over, because they think it will help them in future elections. that is what this is about. end of story. sad part they are part of the human trafficking scheme and money making happening on the part of the cartels.
it is causing a lot of detablization in mexico right now. mexico is turning into a narco state. if you see the kinds of security issues in places that used to be secure. resorts for rich tourists are having cartels pull up in jet skis and shootouts right in front of tourists. that is happening because the cartels are getting richer. there is more money to be made. there is more infighting. this isn't colombia as a narco state with a ocean between us. this is right on our border. pete: the only time, to your point, rachel, they identify it as a problem when it's a public relations problem. when they were under that bridge in del rio, dubbed bidenville, they brought in the bulldozers to clean it up. because the real problem was the images, not reality of the situation. real problem, clean it up, get fox news drones out of there. rachel: then it became another problem, the border patrol was
racist. the whips. pete: you're right. will: more later in the show. we'll talk to the mayor of yuma, arizona, douglas nichols, 7:40 lam eastern time. back to our top story, with rick reichmuth looks at the catastrophic tornadoes. the "cajun navy" is mobilized to get critical supplies. that's next. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ nicorette knows, quitting smoking is freaking hard. you get advice like: just stop. go for a run. go for 10 runs! run a marathon. instead, start small. with nicorette. which can lead to something big. start stopping with nicorette.
their only hope: mercy ships. the largest floating civilian hospital in the world. bringing free surgeries to people who have no other hope. $19 a month will help provide urgently needed surgery for so many still suffering. so don't wait, call the number on your screen. or donate at mercyships.org. will: we're back with continuing coverage on the tornado outbreak that devastated america's heartland. fox news weather meteorologist rick reichmuth is in mayfield, kentucky. we'll check in with rick in moments. we have images coming in yesterday from mayfield, kentucky. we have dramatic pictures of before and after of the downtown that are absolutely devastating. we spoke to rich this morning. he is getting footage of what
looks to be a destroyed town. pete: he also said you go half mile in each direction and it looks untouched. it shows you power of the tornadoes. we're getting to rick's shot in a moment. they're setting up the shot. we go to the united "cajun navy" spokesman how they're helping recovery efforts on the ground as well. thanks so much for being here. tell us, when i think of the "cajun navy," i think water. this is a little bit different. tell us how you're applying the skills there? >> thanks for having us on this morning. pete has a lot of fans down here in louisiana where our four seasons are crawfish, crab, hurricane and christmas, and we were gearing up for the toy drive thinking we were all done catching our breath after hurricane ida. unfortunately we saw this massive devastation for some of our neighbors to the north.
you know, hurricanes sort of announce themselves and they're kind of like bad puppies. we name them. we prepare for them. we know they will make a mess. we try to get ready. tornadoes don't announce themselves. they show up out of nowhere. when you talk about up to 36 different cyclones in four to six state area, that is like a category 5 hurricane hitting the middle of the country. of course these people didn't have any warning. the images we're getting from the field team on the ground are devastating, a lot like the images you're showing on your screen right now to your viewers. we're gearing up at our facility in baton rouge. we have a couple of trailer loads of supplies on the way. we'll try to be working with some other logistics firms to be able to move supplies closer. unfortunately some of the calls we're getting for our drone teams and for our search-and-rescue dogs which we have some trained to find cadavers and some trained to
find people who are still alive. so that effort continues. and we're just monitoring, trying to get intel on the ground and doing everything we can to help out. rachel: brian, "cajun navy" sounds very official. you're a great organization. you're not a government agency so what advantages do you have as a group of right citizens wanting to do good work, what advantages do you have say oaf government entities? >> well you know, we, not being a government agency i could go through a list of advantages but, one of the things is that we don't necessarily have to, i have don't want to say not follow certain rules. we respect all laws and we actually work with local law enforcement and first-responders but the government just has a lot more liability i guess. and look a lot of people think that organizations like fema or first-responders and they're not, it will take fema a couple
of weeks to actually get their calvary there. one of the things that's our mission is from the weather event to when the real help shows up, or the perfectly men help shows up, there is a window there. that is the hole we try to fill. it is very chaotic but we're pretty god at making the him den berg look like a normal on-time blimp landing. will: pete mentioned it, brian, incorrectly, we think of hurricanes we think of water but we talked about a lot of private citizens standing up, filling that gap, clearly the spirit of the "cajun navy." when did you guys expand your mission or focus particularly in louisiana but helping people in the heartland as well? when did your mission expand? >> yes, to your point, people think of the united "cajun navy" as search-and-rescue. they see images of people going
out in boats, rescuing folks off of roof tropical storm but after hurricane harvey and the floods in baton rouge, louisiana, in 2016 we really turned into more of a logistics organizations. we started getting a lot of supply donations across the country. that is when we opened up a warehouse to start a logistics operation and we got very good moving supplies around to different parts of the country. i would say as far as when the mission expanded it was about, you know that, 2017, 2018 when we actually became a nonprofit, formed a board, started raising funds to do what we do. unfortunately 2021 has been very busy for us from the workers who went missing on the seacor rig in the gulf of mexico to hurricane ida. but we're staying on our toes. it is supposed to be blue sky
season we're ready to help. will: we appreciate every you're doing. pete: brian trasher, united "cajun navy" spokesman. thank you. will: let's turn live to rick reichmuth who is live in mayfield, kentucky. his shot is up this morning. rick, glad to have you with us, what is going on, the sun is not up but you're taking more of this in? rick: we're about another hour or so from the sun coming up. we'll start getting light in half hour or so. we want to pop up. we got a picture to show what this building was before this tornado came through. it is the first presbyterian church. a big beautiful church right here in downtown mayfield, obviously now reduced to this pile here of rubble. walking around trying to take it all in. the one of the things always happens with the tornadoes, your brain can't fully grasp what you're looking at.
you have to kind of dig into and look. right here you see this girl's bicycle here mangled up in the middle all of this pile. all of this didn't end up like this in the tornado. this right here on the street would have been fully covered. they got it fully cleared out the first thing they have to do to try to get in to rescue as many people as they can, they have to clean off the roads. they did a good job a lot gets pushed over to here on the sides. you get the ideas, guys, this goes on and on for miles, the path of this tornado, likely 200 miles. this is one town from a lot of communities. a lot of people dealing with this morning. guys? rachel: thank you, rick. wow, very devastateding. still ahead a scientist in taiwan contracting covid-19 while experimenting on the virus. our next guest said this could be further proof that the illness originated from a lab.
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here the coauthor of a new book, viral, search for origin of covid-19, lord mac ridley. much great to see you this morning. talk about the news few are talking about, out of taiwan, a lab worker has been infected with covid. what does that reveal to us? well the authorities in taiwan have confirmed this woman was bitten twice by mice, biosecurity level 3 on covid-19 virus, sars co v. 2. a few days later she got symptoms. the at the time taiwan had almost no cases t was you know, pretty obvious what was happening where she caught it from. there was no other possibility of her catching it. what this tells us it is very easy to catch this virus in a laboratory. now we already know that in taiwan, singapore, beijing, lab workers caught sars one, the first sars virus during experiments on at least four
occasions. and on three of those occasions they didn't even how they had caught it. there was no dropped test tube, or nobody was bitten by a mouse, things like that. so these are very easy to catch in the lab if you're working on these viruses. will: to your point, matt, the laboratory in taiwan was higher security level than the laboratory in wuhan. in other words we know it happened at a lab with better protocols that were in place. i want to ask this. you can transition here. you and i talked. we had a hour honk discussion on my podcast with this book, viral. how long away the bats are supposedly at the source of this center of the controversy, how far away they were, the habitat from wuhan, when you add up all the coincidences, matt, what conclusion did you look? >> we thought the origin was
quite likely. the main reason for that the laboratory in the world doing the most research on sars coronaviruses, some buy other security level two, come at biosecurity level 3, the lab studying these viruses during the most invasive experiments on them on the biggest scale was the city in wuhan. there was nowhere else in the world. that is not where the viruses are found naturally. they are found at least thousand miles away in southern china an laos and thailand. will: naturally occurring 1000 miles away, coincidentally the most advanced experiments on the boats with covid happening in wuhan, we can't add it up. it is wrong to do the math. i encourage everyone to check out matt's book, viral, or the conversation with me on will's podcast. so happen to have you talk with me. thanks so much for being on fox an friend. >> thank you, will. will: santa, making sure boys
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they look at life in a way we all should be looking at life. rachel: in july the navarro farmer program opened and since then of this served over 85 individuals with special needs. >> we all want to have a sense of purpose. we all want to be able to feel like we contribute to society. we all want to feel like we make a difference. it is the same with our kids here. they want to come. they want to be able to work. they want to be able to feel a sense of ownership. they want to feel like this is something i did. rachel: the farmers grow a variety of things. >> those are fruit trees. >> directly like the peppers, tomatoes. >> carrots. >> carrots. lettuce. rachel: they work with animals. >> she is curious. amazing. smartest ever. i love her so much. rachel: sell products at carter's corner farm stand. >> everything we have we turn around and sell for a donation which goes back into the farm.
>> donations for our, try to have us into our future. rachel: why is the farm such a great place to learn these skills? >> where do i start? most importantly working on social skills. >> one of the things we wanted to do here as well is make sure that we were providing that social outlet for them. having a place where they belong and being a part of something special. and so we started doing movie nights and dance party night. tonight we're doing our santa at the barn event. rachel: a truly big evening with train rides and ornament making. even real reindeer, and of course a special santa experience for a very special group of people. why were you so excited to meet santa. >> because it's a big deal, santa. rachel: we told you you were his biggest fan. >> yay. >> good to see you. rachel: the social events at
navarro farm are not just fun for the farmers? >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. rachel: it's a gift for their parents as well. >> my son, he wants to come and work. he will work, work. a plays he can explore. that is what he loves probably the most. >> my son came home really enjoyed that event. to hear that, warms my heart, they feel such a sense of bee logging and acceptance. rachel: i got to witness the magic of navarro farm first-hand with my daughter, valentina. it is valentina's turn to meet santa. look, valentina? >> who, who, ho, ho, merry christmas, valentina. do you want me to give you a present? rachel: she got a navarro farms. you guys are so sweet. >> ho, ho, merry christmas.
rachel: that is one of the awesome things i have done. the wife, move over joanna gains, she interior decorated that place. that santa was extra special too. pete: if you want to learn more, to donate, navarro farm.com. more "fox & friends" coming up. i was unable to eat. it was very hard. kimberly came to clearchoice with a bunch of missing teeth, struggling with pain, with dental disease. clearchoice dental implants solved her dental issues. [ kimberly ] i feel so much better. i feel energized to go outside and play with my daughter. i can ate anything. like, i don't have to worry. clearchoice changed my life. woah, this is so cool. i can ate anything. like, i don't have to worry. oh yeah, yeah. ok, well it's time to go. -no, no, no, no, no!
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kentucky. more than 100 people are feared to be dead. fox weather chief meteorologist rick reichmuth leads our coverage with a new look at the aftermath. rick? rick: guys, good morning. just kind of walking around town, i'm seeing this the first time that you are. just came over here across the street is the post office here in mayfield, and here is one of the delivery vehicles. you get the idea, completely tossed, destroyed, battered. looks like it has been sitting here for years but all of this happened to it in a matter of probably about 30 seconds. you get the idea. there is sheet metal all over the place. one of the things in this location i noticed, up above, you see the trees completely stripped off certainly all of their leaves but all the branches as well. back behind there, i don't know if you can see that yet, what is here the first presbyterian
church. what i have shown you so far this morning is so far one block. i can tell you this goes on throughout the entire town. we're in kind of the downtown area of mayfield and i have not seen a single building at least in downtown mayfield that survives this, probably i don't know repair. if you go a mile from here, there are some areas, residential areas that look completely untouched. if you go in the other direction we haven't been able to get to just yet, those houses are wiped off down to just the slab. that is likely indicative of a ef-3, excuse me, ef 4 or ef-5 tornado. we haven't had a ef-5 tornado in the u.s. it will be monday before they dot final investigation, the deep investigation, anywhere along the 200-milish along the path of
the storm there was ef-5 damage. one thunk we do know from the radar imagery, there was debris 35,000 feet in the air. that would be coming from 40, 50 miles southwest of here where this tornado started and then traveled from likely over 200 miles, debris that was picked up in the air, probably peoples belongings scattered 200 miles or so from somebody's home, their photos, memorabilia, birth certificates, all the people really hold on and treasure. right here in mayfield seems to be the town that took the biggest hit. we talk about the candle factory a mile from here, cordoned off by the national guard, you can't get to it, there were number of fatalities. atonal of the town of 10,000
people, many people will have stories with them the rest of their lives. this is heartbreaking. look at some images we have. we have a lot of images in before and after of all of kind of areas that were damaged. areas far southwest from here where you had, you can see, actually i think we're still showing these pictures. there you go, before and after, that we've got some of these right here in mayfield. this is a town of about 10,000 people. image on the left of your screen. what it looked like before. and afterwards, downtown mayfield, completely, completely destroyed. it will take just an incredible effort for people to begin to dig through and clean up and decide what to do with the city. there was a town about 14 years ago called greensburg, kansas, it was completely wiped off the map. they rebuilt with kind of all new technology and better protection against these kinds of storms.
we're in airs areas that get a lot of tornadoes. but this is probably go down in the books of the worst tornado ever hit in the state of kentucky. pete: rick, it looks like cold, homes unaffected miles away. dot homes have power. obviously that area have power, but the ones that didn't get hit? rick: there is no power anywhere in town. we thought we had a hotel reservation yesterday. we showed up to the hotel last night at 9:00 okay, we're completely closed. no power at all. so we had to find another spot. drive 40 miles away to find a place to stay. fortunately there are places. paducah, kentucky, a pretty big town, 30 miles away from here, all the hotels filled with people who have lost their homes here, needed places to go, as well as media that really descended upon this area to tell the story which is so important
because there are some good people in this country who provide a lot of resources and support for these people. and you got to got out here to tell the stories so people understand the need. the need here will be great. it will go on for a long time after the media has left. will: good point, rick. rick: you bet. will: bring in governor mike huckabee former governor of arkansas, who is stranger, no stranger in fact to this program or impact of deadly tornadoes having dealt with a number of them as governor of arkansas. governor, good to have you with us this morning. you've seen the reports, images going on for about a day. what is your reaction? >> brings back a lot of very, very traumatic memories. on personal level, i was in two tornadoes. when i was 11 and when i was in the governor's mansion, devastating tornado, january of 1999, killed 27 people. tornadoes are a horrific
occurrence because they happen so quickly. in the case of the one that hit mayfield and monette, arkansas, other places it happened at night, makes it more tragic. a lot of people are asleep when it comes. may not be aware it is on its way. in the aftermath it is very hard to see what's happened. one of the things, will, people need to understand, tornadoes tend to impact poor people disproportionately. for several reasons. they're underinsured or maybe uninsured. they often live in structures maybe not as strong as a nice, well--built home has been built recently. so they're more vulnerable. they have less resources to try to recover. this is a long-term thing. i think one of the tragedies is when a storm like this hits, for a few days, everybody will be covering it. and then everybody will forget it. can i pay tribute to samaritan's purse, one of the great relief organizations exists.
they stay until the work is done. they don't just come in for the first few days, help with immediate relief. they're still in lake charles, louisiana. you probably haven't heard about lake charles for a while from the hurricanes. that is the kind of long-term help people in mayfield are going to need. rachel: samaritan's purse is one of my favorite charities. i contribute there as well because of exactly what you said, they stay for the long haul and not the short term. tell me what, because we saw images that rick showed us. obviously no one is there. people are in hotels and finding shelter in other places. i can understand what they went through physically. must have been traumatic but tell me what emotionally they're going through right now? >> well there is a sense of loss. there is a sense of shock. a lot of people, it is going to be several days, maybe weeks before it really sinks in what happened to them. and there is another piece of their lives they're trying to
figure out. they didn't just lose photos and memorabilia. they lost their social security card, their medicare card, they lost their driver's license, passports. they have got to recreate an identity. so they will have to deal with a government right now in that community is also devastated. so it may be that the state will bring in specialists who will come and set up a like a mobile center to help people recreate their identity, get their driver's license, get their identity cards, get things they need to be people again. because they have lost everything. their checkbooks and stuff that they're used to having. especially when it happens at night, it is on their bed stand, on a table somewhere it may be 35 miles away. they will be having people call them hey, i found a checkbook with your name on it. what do you want me to do? it is a bizarre thing what happens in tornadoes. it is just almost inexplicable
to see that one house will be perfectly pristine and next to it it is blown completely off the slab. there is no explanation other than, it's a force of nature that no one can ever just ignore. pete: well-said, spoken from first-hand experience, the depths of the human cost of something like this. we're going to continue to cover all those angles this morning. governor, we want to get your take on couple other topics as well, starting with this. first you got the mississippi case before the supreme court, pro-life case at 14 weeks which is pending with the court. you also have a texas abortion law which bans abortion effectively at six weeks. supreme court said we're going to leave that law in order but challenges can be made. governor gavin newsom in california has a take on the supreme court's decision in that particular case how he wants to apply it to a totally different issue. here is a portion what gavin newsom the governor of
california had to say f states can now shield their laws from review by the federal courts that compare assault weapons to swiss arm any knives, that california will use that authority to protect people's lives where texas used it to put women in harm's way. he is saying the way the supreme court ruled on pro-life he wants to use that same approach to ban guns in california. can he do that? >> first two quick observations. the texas case is underreview by the courts. that is the whole point. it is being reviewed. it is not being enjoined right now. he needs to get the facts straight what is happening legally. the second thing when newsom talks about the idea that it is the same as guns, he doesn't seem to understand that there is a second amendment to the constitution. it is part of the bill of rights that we can defend ourselves and we can bear arms. there is nothing, not one word in the constitution about abortion. in 1973 the supreme court
created it out of thin air. that is the whole reason for the controversy. so when you talks about that, he just speaks after level of ignorance that is stunning for a person who is the governor of one of the largest states in the country. will: to that point, governor, i'm sure you heard this, during the oral arguments on the mississippi case, governor clarence thomas kept pressing that issue governor huckabee is talking about. what right are we talking about specifically? what right is being inhibited here? a right to privacy, right to general liberty? a fascinating exchange that illustrates the point you're making, governor. >> 5th and 14th amendment you cannot deprive somebody without liberty without due and process. the life and liberty of the baby is denied due process and being destroyed. i don't understand why we make this issue of privacy, states rights, the whole issue is once and settled for all, we recognize the personhood from
the unborn child from moment of conception, when the individual become as human being as much as it ever will be. the dna created at the moment of conception, the dna if that person lives to be 98 years old it will be the same. that is what we need to be focused on. it is what clarence thomas is what is focused on f we ever fully understand that, that is the constitutional provision that ought to be discussed. you cannot deprive somebody of their life or liberty without due process. that happens every time we take the life of an innocent unborn child. rachel: that is an argument we'll win because technology has give inch us a window into the womb. these people defending choice as they call it are, have a very antiquated, deliberately antiquated view of fetal development. we know what happens in the womb now. it is hard to deny the humanity of the fetus. you have to not want to be
believe it. science is there. >> three words, follow the science. they tell us this all the time. if we follow the science when it comes to the life of a human being we don't have abortion anymore because the science is pretty clear on when a baby is actually developing and especially in laws likes texas, it is about a heartbeat. you can see the image of the baby, you can hear the heartbeat, hard to say, i can't tell, looks like a bunch of cells to me. it really doesn't. rachel: those ultrasounds are a spectacular visit. specifically following the science, "snl," took on, "saturday night live" took on fauci and covid dining restrictions. what you think about it. >> when people see this on me, they think, it can't be good. and people think that "elf" on the shelf got old. covid cases on rise. people still have a lot of questions. is it safe to travel?
can i still use this as excuse to get out of stuff? to help answer these queries i once again invited members of the cdc to act out various holiday scenes. cdc presents, going to a restaurant. >> hi, i would like to eat christmas dinner at your restaurant, please. >> sure. i have just need to see your vaccination card? >> i actually can't find it. >> you mean the lost the little one inch piece of cardboard they gave you? >> i'm afraid so. >> then you are ban niched from society. have fun living in the woods. >> okay. end scene. [applause] >> that is not right. you can get a replacement card, i think. rachel: governor, is the jig up? i mean when "snl" is taking on fauci who was practically a good to liberals not too long ago, is this the end for him.
>> you know mockery is the very finest form of comedy. that is what is going on. i'm happy to see at least "saturday night live" and other comedians, this whole thing is playing out in a way that is stomping all over peoples basic fundamental rights. a friend of mind went to a restaurant in little rock. got there, where is your vaccination card. i don't have my vaccination. they said i'm sorry you can't come without your card? she looked around the place and said i will never come back. people trying to become the mask police, vaccine police. it is back firing. people are tired of that. certainly they want to be careful and not get covid but they don't want to lose their basic fundamental rights not just as an american but as a human being for gosh sakes. i'm thrilled to see comedy finally beginning to pull the covers back, to say, the emperor
has no clothes. pete: it is true. maybe because the most draconian on going measures happening here in new york city, it is actors of "saturday night live" who are affected a little bit themselves. maybe they are done with it. >> so true. >> that is a lot of it. rachel: whoever thought in america, show me your papers? pete: we're here. will: somebody should disrupt "saturday night live." i'm not convinced they're coming along to see the light. i think they need to be going ahead and replace. there is a huge opening. anybody that is funny there, is a huge opening. rachel: greg gutfeld every day of the week. will: governor, great to talk with you this morning. thank you. >> thank you, merry christmas to you all. rachel: merry christmas. we'll turn now to your headlines. two people are dead after an alleged human smuggler smashes into their vehicle during a border town car chase. authorities say the smuggler was fleeing police in mission, texas, when they ran a stop sign and t-boned the victim's
vehicle. police apprehended the smuggler around the six illegal migrants who were in their vehicle. president biden once again vows to punish russia if it invades ukraine. listen. >> if he moves on ukraine, the economic consequences for his economy are folk to be devastating. the impact of all of that on russia and its attitude of the rest of the world, view of russia would change markedly. he will pay a terrible price. will: intimidating. >> i'm scared. biden telling reporters the possibility of sending u.s. troops to ukraine was quote, never on the table. in college football, alabama's bryce young wins the 2021 heisman trophy. >> whenever you win an award like this, it is individual award but it's a team award. rachel: young is the second alabama player in a row and first quarterback in crime ton tide history to win it. and those are your headlines.
will: i saw your whales turning during the "saturday night live." fight pete they were. will: you want to be stand up and try? pete: want to try. fox news's attempt to recreate a competitor to "saturday night live." market wide open. rachel: i wasn't going, i thought you were trying to say like,. pete: yeah. rotating cast of people making different people. then every once in a while you play yourself. just fertile ground of comedy they're unwilling to touch. rachel: we could rec "the view." like do that. [laughter]. all right. will: do that in about 15 minutes. want to do that? rachel: let's do that? will: still ahead the shmear shortage is hitting one of new york city's popular bakeries. lack of cream cheese is taking a bite out of junior's cheesecake.
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♪. pete: the supply chain crisis impacting one of new york city's most iconic bakeries, one of america's most iconic bakeries. first time in 71 years, junior's restaurant in bakery forced to shut down because they ran out of cream cheese, a famous ingredient. the cheesecake baker scraping by to fill nationwide orders during their busiest month. joining us the third generation owner of junior's restaurant and bakery alan rosen. thank you for being here. this is not just a new york city story. you ship across the country, your cheesecake. you can't get cream cheese to make it. why is it happening? >> a couple of reasons. we heard one of the plants we do business with, there is shortage of labor. one of the larger cream cheese manufacturers unrelated to one i
do with it, had some sort of cyberattack earlier in october, that may have impacted their ability as well but at the end of the day we missed three production days of baking cheesecakes as you pointed out. so far we keep all our individual retailers and individual customers across the country, fully satisfied. pete: you've been in business 71 years, yet these are the first three interruptions in the last couple weeks, am i correct? >> yes, twice last week, once this week. we never in our 71 year history never experienced that. pete: unprecedented times. you also had to send a truck to philadelphia yourself? >> last saturday we were out of cream cheese. so we took it upon ourselves to drive straight to the plant, get our own cream cheese to start baking last sunday. pete: talking worker shortages, you can't get the product you need and truck driver shortages as well. then it leads to you having to
shut down, which means folks across the country may not gets the products they want? >> it does mean that in our case we'll hopefully pull through. our employees are so wonderful. we're baking today to make up for the shift we missed on thursday. we know how important christmas is to our business. pete: have the worker shortages impacted your business at all? are you able to keep people? >> in different locations we had different issues. in our restaurants in new york city we certain live felt that labor shortage in a big way. we felt the extended unemployment benefits holding people back. we felt all of what you were talking about at the time. in our baking location down in burlington, new jersey, we've been very fortunate, i'm not sure the exact reason. i think because we're very good employer we're at full staff there now. even added about 30 bodies this year but our business there is up 40% or more. so maybe we're attributing to some of that cream cheese shortage as well. pete: interesting. people are ordering to their
homes a little bit more than probably they have in the past but this is one of these moments. supply chain, cream cheese, where the things we took for granted are suddenly now things we're, we're aware of right in front of us. alan rosen, thanks for breaking it down for us. >> thank you. thanks for having me. have a great day. pete: up next we're live in kentucky with rick reichmuth. he gives us a first-hand look at the devastating damage caused by the catastrophic tornadoes. the latest rescue and recovery efforts underway this morning. >> there's room to grow... >> ...and lots of opportunities. >> so, what are you waiting for? >> apply now... >> ...and make a difference. >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ >> man, i love that song! you're a one-man stitchwork master. but your staffing plan needs to go up a size. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. indeed instant match instantly delivers quality candidates
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bit of a sense. i can tell you everything i can see is damage in here in downtown mayfield. what it appears every building here is damaged. i know some residential areas a mile away completely untouched. it is remarkable in tornadoes where you can see a complete dividing line where the tornado caused complete destruction where it didn't do anything. it can be anything from pa one house to neighboring house. that said the town of mayfield taking a direct hit from this tornado which likely will be an ef-4 tornado. the local national weather service folks have been out surveying the damage but they're calling in extra specialists to be able to survey this because the damage is so extensive. they think it is going to be such a strong tornado that was on the ground for such a long time. what we're doing right now, we're in the parking lot of the post office which is completely destroyed. there are delivery, post office
delivery vehicles all strawn about all over the place and building behind me that is completely gone. i want to bring in right now todd hayden, you're the county commission for graves county. tell me what you're looking at. you know the area better than we do. we popped in here. you're disoriented nothing looked like what it looked like before. >> that is exactly right. coming into town hard to get your bearings, because it looks nothing like this on friday. this is the steakout, local hangout for people to eat, get supper at. it is one of the most popular restaurants in town. across the way, way in the background, the courthouse, when used to be the steeple of the courthouse, the clock tower is gone. top floor is gone. it is amazing what a tornado can do. rick: when we pulled in last night. there was nobody around.
obviously a curfew going on. 10,000 people in this town. where is everybody now? you've been working on shelters. is everybody safe at this moment? >> i hope so. in fancy farm where i live, we have shelter. wingo down the road. pa duke call, the first baptist church down there. we hope the people found shelters, people saying in their houses, like in floods, they don't want to leave because they have pets or whatever, they can't take them with them to some of the shelters. we're worried about those type of people. we hope they stay warm and got heat. got down 27, 28 right now. we're hoping they stayed good and warm right now. some people are bound and determined to stay in their home. rick: i know the anchors want to ask you. pete: i'm pete with will and rachel in new york. we send you our thoughts, it is
devastating to see. as you face the scope what do you need the most? whether government support, charities, your own departments, what happens next? >> well, i think the thing we need is prayers the most. we appreciate all the prayers you can send us. but the communities around us have been so good. they have been sending us water supplies, toiletries for our centers. distribution centers. we have a distribution center set up at the fairground down the road where people are bringing stuff to. i want to let anybody in mayfield, if you're displaced you need supplies, we have supplies at the shelter and distribution center there. from our government we need a lot of help. we're going to need a lot of help. i know we have a lot of people, every place you see here, people are going to be out of work. our unemployment system here lately has been, taking 6 to 8 months to get unemployment
payments. people need money soon. they will file for unemployment. i hope the state gets in line to get the unemployment situation fixed better. to get people. our banks are here. they're gone. people need help getting that. our pharmacies, i was telling rick, our pharmacies here, we had five pharmacies here are gone. they will try to get that out of town. i hope doctors, pharmacists will help out. will: commissioner what is the status it of the search-and-rescue mission across town including the candle factory? we're still hoping to account for more people out there? >> yeah. i know they're still working on it. i talked to a guy a few minutes ago who was out there until late last night with excavators. they are moving stuff. trying to find more of a recovery effort i think there now. they're finding a few people but hoping the death toll will not be as high as governor thought, between0 to 100.
we hope there will be less than that. there is nowhere to know. we have a long way to go. i was out out the candle factory friday night after the tornado. we rescued a lot of people. it was a good sight to see, people coming up from the rubble, that was nothing but a pile of junk. it was amazing to see people come out of there alive. rick: todd, how are you holding up right now? >> pretty good. rick: day later, adrenaline wears off. how are you feeling? >> feeling pretty good. i got a little rest. i hope officials, first-responders got some. they worked all night. our first-responders, i know our sheriff has been going since friday morning. he went to work an probably hadn't been to bed yet. hopefully his crew, sheriff's department, fire chief, he has been working his tail off to get things organized. our county judge, the mayor, all of the local officials. two other commissioners i have a
long with me have been really helping out so. hopefully everybody is getting rest. rick: you're in our thoughts and prayers. we have amazing viewers that support after it happens. country will come together. today you will see a lot of relief efforts. you will see a lot of water, goods pouring into this town. we will certainly need it but you're in our thoughts an prayers. >> we certainly appreciate it. rick: thank you for sharing your time with us this morning. guys, send it back to you. will: thank you, rick. rachel: we're definitely sending prayers in that part of the country. those are good people. will: still ahead, arizona national guard deploys as thousands of migrants rush the border. the mayor of jim -- yuma joins us live after declaring a local emergency to protect his town. how about a throwback? ♪ liberty, liberty, liberty, liberty ♪
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♪. pete: arizona deploying the national guard to help combat the state's spirals crisis at its southern border. will: the mayor of yuma also declaring a local emergency as thousands of migrants flooded the city within the last five days. rachel: he joins us with the latest on the situation on the ground, the mayor of yuma, douglas nicholls. mayor, so great to have you on the show. first of all, merry christmas, welcome. i have many friends in yuma they have been telling me a long time
things were going very badly. seems like there is a new low in the crisis. tell me what's happening and how your community is dealing with it. >> well, we're currently in some unprecedented waters here. up to this point this last year we had a very contained situation. border patrol and i.c.e. were able to work with some non-profits to bring people through the system without a whole lot of impact to the community. well last weekend we had 6,000 people came over the, four-day period which overwhelmed the border patrol system. so people were waiting at the border for border patrol to pick them up for almost a day, a day 1/2. they started walking through town and, doing what they need to do, take care of humanitarian issues, water, food, and shelter on their way to trying to find a border patrol station. that caused the community a little bit of chaos. but really what the purpose of the declaration is to make sure
we're not the epicenter after humanitarian crisis that can be quickly developing. pete: mr. mayor, based on your calculation, why is this happening, why now, why this many? >> it is a little bit of a mystery. i think this is a reimplementation of the remain in mexico policy. that is a understanding. that policy has been dramatically changed when it is fully implemented, it will only provide room for 10 people a day out of yuma sector. it will not dramatically change what we've go going on here, that is 1% of the traffic coming through. but i think that panic trying to get in the country before, that program was back into effect. will: mayor you declared a local emergency, you said to get ahead of what could be a humanitarian crisis a burgeoning humanitarian crisis. what does that look like in your town? >> right now we've been very fortunate, since i declared the
numbers have dropped. it is more amongable for border patrol. should they stayed at that level, hundreds, potentially thousands of people at a time looking for water, looking for food, walking through our community, but not just the city itself but the surrounding agricultural areas. so that's, very important for to us make sure that those things don't happen because of the ancillary impacts, impacts to the health care system. impacts to just, the general humanitarian issues that arise. you have that many people without resources. will: where will they use the restroom? sanitary issues? i can't imagine all of sudden influx of thousands how you deal with that? that's one problem and that's a big one. >> yes. this time of year, while we're in the desert it drops. rachel might remember this, it drops really cold in the middle of the night. during the day it is sunny and gray. in the middle of the night it is
freezing. we're talking little kids, talking elderly people. talking people at risk. we don't want to see that happen either. rachel: your call for help hopefully will be heard. two democratic senators want something to be done about it. maybe something will be done, maybe not. we'll see. thank you, mayor. >> thank you. pete: mr. mayor, thank you so much. his answer reveals a very important reality, when you create confusion with policies -- first a policy, not -- people say i'm just going for it. rachel: but if you're in yuma, i talk to a lot of people in arizona, they know what is going on. they know this is deliberate policy. these are the results. it hurts people. will: we have a few additional headlines for you this morning, a former producer for chris cuomo is under arrest on child sex charges. john griffin allegedly had inappropriate contact with a 9-year-old girl. according to court documents he paid 3 grand to fly the child
across state lines. he cnn is suspending the producer while it investigates. he was reportedly encouraging the mother to bring her children there for sexual training. more allegedly than just one family or just one child. china aiming for new heists as it develop as hypersonic plane. the aircraft can reportedly travel upwards 12,000 miles-an-hour, which is five times the speed of sound. it is still unclear when the plane will be ready. scientists scientists based the design on abandoned nasa project that was proving too costly. waitress fired for refusing to share a 4,000-dollar tip. >> everybody at this table has contributed for tips, $100, for you. will: grant wise organizing the 100-dollar dinner club which includes 40 people giving $100 as a tip. but the waitress was told by her
supervisor she had to share the bulk of the money with her coworkers. she said no. that dinner club collecting nearly 9 grand to help the waitress to find a new job. that is interesting. rachel: what an interesting story. somebody walked in and gave me $4,000? will: what did they say when they gave it to you? pete: did they say i love the show or i love you? will: say this is for you? pete: talking to people who have been servers, a lot of times policy of the restaurants. will: split tips. pete: i intentionally give two servers working hard, do a great job. this is for you and the effort you're putting in. will: don't you think in the end, the restaurant may have the whole policy, i want to know what the didnt every club's purpose was? did they mean for it to be split or gift bee towed on one server. rachel: i have been a waitress and a lot of guys in the back
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♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." you know her as the former miss alabama. you know her as "the bachelorette" and winner of "dancing with the stars." hannah brown can add best-selling author to her resume'. in her brand new memoir, god bless this mess, she reveals secrets about her past, present and time in the spotlight. if i had to write a book i would steal the title. i would love it. this is a "new york times" best-selling book. what is it? why do you think this book, and your story hit such a nerve? >> i think it is very honest. i don't really hold anything back and i think that is why so many people, women, especially have connected with me. rachel: how scary was that, to
put it all out there or having done reality tv, i've already done that? >> actually, it was still a little scary but this was the first time i was able to tell like my true story. it wasn't through the lens of a tv show. it was through the lens of my own truth. rachel: yeah. >> so it almost felt like people feel they me but this is the first time now, you really know me. you only know a little part of the truth but you don't know the full picture. there was something that was really refreshing about that, almost like a weight lifted off of my shoulder when people finally read the book and get to know more about me. rachel: i got my start on reality tv. i know exactly what you mean. there is a filter. you get to tell your story. one of the stories that i think is very interesting you were very honest in your book, "god bless this mess." you were very honest about your mental health issues.
depression and anxiety, our surgeon general said we have a crisis in this country, teenagers in particular struggling with these mental health issues. what is your message to them? what advice do you give to any other young person facing anxiety around depression? >> i think it is prevalent especially in this gen-z generation because they have grown up in turmoil. i feel like i'm kind of like on the cusp of that and i think it's a big part of a lot of teenagers lives. and my own. i think it is help is out there. and. that it is okay, like, to, not okay not to be okay but that is true, but there are resources. rachel: right. >> and it doesn't mean that you're weak. rachel: right. >> that like you can get help and, that is why i hope as i continue to talk about mental health that it doesn't -- rachel: destigmatizing it. in your book, destigmatizing
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>> and nowadays everywhere around destroyed, the mall is. will: back with a fox weather alert, tornadoes touching down across six states. officials are desperately searching for signs of life among the rubble. rachel: and we are live on the ground with team coverage as the sunrises and we actually start to get a better look at that devastation on the ground. pete: hunter davis is standing by in arkansas, but we start with rick reichmuth live in mayfield, kentucky. rick. rick: good morning.
getting a little bit of daylight here so you can get a sense of the damage a little bit better. take a look, this was carr's steakhouse, completely destroyed. but you see remnants of a restaurant. there's some meat here, i think i see some salmon steaks over there. you see the walk-in freezer too this restaurant all -- to this restaurant, would be unrecognizable if we didn't have google maps to leapt us know exactly where we are and see some of the remnants of what was a restaurant. if you turn just off to the other side, go a little bit further pretty much any direction you go, you can see the same story. this is a downtown of a town of about 10,000 people here in oklahoma. and from what i can tell, every building is damaged probably beyond repair. so these towns have been around for a while, a lot of these buildings are old, now completely gone, and it's going to talk, you know, a lot of decision making on what you do
with a town in rebuilding and how you rebuild. but i think these images here9 with the sun coming up here in mayfield, kentucky, gives you a sense of what we're looking at. want to show you some before and after pictures just so you can get a sense of what this looked like before. i know we have a lot of pictures, just with satellite imagery. take a look at downtown mayfield a tornado, kind of like a tree falling in the woods, if nobody hears it, maybe it's not a big deal. that's how tornadoes can be. when a tornado this bug and this destruct -- this big and this destructive cuts right through a downtown like here in mayfield, that's where, you know, you have such impact to human lives. now, what we're talking about here is about probably 1-2% of the damage from this tornado
hitting in mayfield because this tornado, likely on the ground for over 200 miles, potentially the deadliest tornado ever to hit the state of kentucky and maybe the longest tornado we've ever had on the ground anywhere in the u.s. it'll take a few days for officials to get out and do that kind of investigation, to see if this, in fact, was on the ground that long and was as destructive or maybe an ef4, ef35 -- ef5 tornado, it would be the first one in quite a while, it'll take a little bit of time to get that investigation done. that's on the science side of it. going to take a lot longer for people's lives, they're still searching for people who are still missing, then people have to figure out what you do with your life once your house has been destroyed and your community is destroyed like this. rachel: rick, i don't know how old that town is. will brought up such an interesting and, i think,
poignant point earlier in the show that, you know, there's history. not just the lives of the people impacted, but also the history of that town, what is lost. i know you spoke with the commissioner. did he or any of the other people you've spoken with talk about that aspect of the rebuild? rick: yeah. i think it's a hard thing. you know, everybody woke up to this yesterday morning, and i think the first day is trying to find people, and that's still going on. it takes a little bit of time for this to sink into people. at first you have that adrenaline and you're awake and alert and trying to do the things you need in the immediate to find homes for people, places for people to get shelter and food, and then all that adrenaline wears off, and then you're dealt with waking up to the true exhaustion and what is ahead of you, and then the bug decision making comes in -- big decision making comes in. do you rebuild, how do you rebuild, do you rebuild differently so you have
structures a little bit stronger than in the past, different codes and such, but, you know, those are for the local people to make those kinds of decisions. and people, do they have the money to be able to rebuild in places like this because if you look at this, every piece of an infrastructure of a town is gone. the commissioner was talking about all the pharmacies, gone. your doctors' offices, gone. all the places where you would get food, gone. how do you begin to repair from that? will: hey, rick, one last follow up. f4, ef5 tornado, we hear you referencing those terms. i'm just curious, what do they use to measure and categorize those tornadoes? size, wind speeds, what will be the final determination? rick: it'll be the wind speed. you'll go in and they have very scientific studies to see what certain wind speed damage can do. and when they go in and they start to see that, now, this tornado likely will at different times in its past have been a weaker tornado to a stronger
tornado. they kind of cycle through. so would it have been an ef5, for example, all the way through its life span if we find ef5 damage. but, you know, an ef5 generally would take a house off of its foundation and scrape a layer of stuff off of the ground. so if there's anything like that that was at the frame -- or at the base, that would all be wiped out, and in some cases the concrete pulled off of the ground. generally what you get to get an ef5. those are the investigations they'll be doing over the next number of days. pete: rick reichmuth on the ground in mayfield, and i hope the rescue effort's ongoing. rick, keep us updated. rachel: thanks, rick. all right. well, fox media, multimedia journalist hunter davis is continuing our live team coverage in arkansas where two people are have died. hunter, tell us what you know, the latest from where you're at.
>> reporter: hi there, good morning. we are in leechville, arkansas, morning. that's about 8 miles from monette where we spent the majority of our day yesterday. that's where that nursing home was completely destroyed. the governor using words like catastrophic when describing that damage. we know that one life was lost there, but about 60 other residents there were able to be evacuated and have been relocated to other nursing homes in the area. that other death that you mentioned in the statement that we know of, because yesterday in talking to the governor they did mention continuing to search and rescue i and make sure that all of their numbers were accurate as they look through the damage, one of those other deaths was here in leachville at this dollar general. we're actually starting to get our first look at it. we got here just about an hour ago, and it was still pretty dark so it was kind of hard to tell. we're looking at this for the
first time with you. had this dollar general sign not still been attached to the top of this building, it actually may have been very difficult to recognize what it even was. you can just see, i mean, absolute devastation here. we're actually going to kind of walk around the side to because you can get a look inside what's left of this building. there was one death here, and pulling up to the scene i think some of the first words out of my mouth were this is horrible, and i can't imagine what happened here. i mean, this metal just completely twisted and turned, all crumbled up, and every time i see these balls of metal, it just really reminds me how strong this storm has to be to gives and turn metal like this, to pick up this concrete and just throw it across the roadway here. we're kind of in the middle of what appears to be cotton farming, so it's a pretty rural area out here.
not much, you know, infrastructure or a lot of buildings, but the ones that are here, they pretty much all have damage as we were driving in. this dollar general though is one of the worst that we have seen. like i mentioned, the sun still coming up, so i think we're probably going to notice a lot more now that we're getting into those daylight hours. we do know in talking to governor hutchinson yesterday that the main focus today is going to be that recovery which he says is something that people here in arkansas especially will come together and will accomplish. >> this is a small community, and we know each other, we care for each other and immediately respond. and once that tornado goes through, volunteers are out to see -- look at the damage, but to see how they can help their neighbor, and they did. >> reporter: now, some of that, you know, coming together that he was mentioning is
something that a we have seen since we started to do our reports yesterday morning. a lot of people just checking on one another to make sure that everyone is okay, and i think that's something we will likely see throughout the day today as we are here in leachville. but like i mentioned, the devastation making some of these areas unrecognizable, so it'll be really interesting as the sun continues to come up what else we can see out here. pete: hunter davis live in leachville, arkansas, thank you so much. and, you know, whether it was hunter or rick or anyone else that's reported this morning, they're standing in front of structures. rachel: yeah. pete: yes, there are some rescue and recovery efforts still ongoing, we know that. but what you don't see are the people which is by far the most important aspect of it. and this impact it's going to have on individual souls and lives, lives lost but also history lost and basic items that you take for granted in your own life. we had governor mike huckabee on
the program earlier. he's former arkansas governor. when he was golf of arkansas -- governor of arkansas, they had some deadly tornadoes as well, so he's got firsthand experience with. he talked about what these communities are going to be experiencing. take a listen. >> tornadoes are just a horrific occurrence because they happen so quickly. there's a sense of loss, there's a sense of shock. a lot of people it's going to be several days, maybe weeks before i ready sinks in what happened to them. and there's another piece of their lives that they're trying to figure out. they didn't just lose photos and memorabilia, they lost their social security card, their medicare card, they lost their truck driver's license, passports. they've -- driver's license. they've got to recreate an identity. it's a bizarre thing what happens in tornadoes. it just almost is inexplicable to see that one house will be perfectly pristine and next to it it's blown completely off the slab, and there's no explanation other than it is a force of nature that no one can ever just
ignore. rachel: the governor also, you guys, talked about how these kinds of events, these kind of tornadoes and especially disproportionately hurt or or the poor. usually their homes are not as solid and strong to withstand the damage, is so there's a lot more damage and also just it costs a lot to rebuild, and they may not have the insurance or the savings to do that. and they're sitting around waiting, you know, for for the government to do its job. he spoke very poignantly about that as well. of. will: and everything that is lost. yes, history. yes, obviously, lives and souls. but for the survivors, pointed out, simple necessities that you take for granted. my id, my checkbook, my social security card. those -- rachel: my prescription. will: my prescription. those could be scattered 35 miles away, so how do you begin to piece back together a life. pete: and it was interesting to hear and, again, it is the heart
of the way americans have historically faced crises like this. we asked todd haden what could be done, and the first thing he said was pray. a lot of these communities are communities of feint, and they're going to neat those -- of faith, and they're going to need those prayers. the government eventually shows up, but in between there's that gap before fema and the big bureaucracy shows up. and this morning on the program we've talked to a couple of those organizations, cajun navy, we're also going to talk to franklin graham of samaritan's purse that show up right away and then stay because that's what they're going to need. rachel: yeah. of this is definitely a community of faith. in fact, the residents at the nursing home as the whole things was happening were all praying hymns which, i'm sure, was very reassuring for them. absolutely tragic, and our prayers are with all of them. will: meanwhile, here in new york we're set to have the
reimposition of a mask mandate indoors for everyone including the vaccinated to accompany the mayor of new york city imposing a vaccine requirement for all private employers and all children. as this all comes down, dr. oz, who's running for senate in pennsylvania, says it's time for the high priest of covid, it's time for dr. anthony fauci to go, to be held accountable. here's what he said in "the new york post." anthony fauci has lost the faith and confidence of the american people, it's time for a new face, one that is more trusted. i believe he should be held accountable for misleading the american public and the united states congress. so says another doctor, dr. oz. rachel: yeah. and i think that confidence, that loss in confidence was evident yesterday here in new york city where they had santa con, and thousands of young people and, you know, were bar
crawling without masks. that shows me that they're not as worried as i think the government wants us to be about omicron. another sign that anthony fauci is losing his position on that pedestal that you talk about as a high priest of covid is that snl, which was, you know, very much on his side throughout this pandemic has decided the take a few swipes at him. take a listen. >> most people see me on tv, they think, oh, this can't bed good. and then people think, wow, that elf on a shelf got old. [laughter] you people still have a lot of questions. is it safe to travel? can i still use this as an excuse to get out of stuff? i want to get the cdc to act out various holiday scenes. cdc presents going to a restaurant. [laughter] >> hi. i'd like to eat christmas dinner
at your restaurant, please. >> sir, i just need to see your vaccination card. >> i actually can't find it. >> you mean you lost the little 1-inch piece of cardboard they gave you? [laughter] >> i'm afraid so. >> then urbannished from society. -- you are banished from society. have fun living in the woods. >> okay, and scene. [laughter] >> that's not right. you can get a replacement card. i think. rachel: they also called him elf on a shelf, so is they're definitely not hands off with him. pete: a light touch. rachel: for snl. pete: you're right. but it is indicative of -- i do think that eventually people, you want confidence in public health officials. it's the one thing you want to have. you want to believe the science is being followed yet every single data point we know including the origins of covid to begin with. the biden administration,
they're never going to get rid of him because he was their anti-trump cudgel that they believed they were on the side of science, and he was their high priest to what you both said, and as a result, admitting that he's gone would be admitting a mischaracterization to begin with. so i'd like to think his credibility will crumble, and they'll poke at him a little bit, but i don't see that changing which means more control and more masks and more lockdowns. rachel: do more people trust dr. oz or dr. fauci? that will be interesting to see how that plays out. pete: that would be interesting. rachel: yeah. pete: i think that'd be darn close. we'll bring you more on this this morning as well. but we're going to have a moment for a little fun this morning. we came across a map that shows each state's favorite modern day christmas movie. it's a research company called
compare i-tech. number one across the nation is dr. seuss' the grinch. rachel: really? pete: i don't want buy it. i think -- i don't buy it. i think thed modern one's good, but that's just my opinion. i think we're supposed to pause for a second. >> and merry christmas -- [inaudible] rachel: i know, right? pete: in my home state of minnesota it's a chrismas carol. will's home state, texas, is grinch and rachel's home state -- rachel: i don't know. pete: have you ever heard of that? rachel: by the way, i'm holding right now, smells so good, these are cookies sent to us at rigoni bakery, i lived across the border in wisconsin for a long time, and i would go across to get these. and by the way, it's still legal
to cross state lines like that. i know maybe you thought -- will: they're so good. rachel: these are amazing, aren't they? thank you. pete: rachel gaifs her top three. will: the modern thing throws me off. pete: just overall. will: christmas vacation. pete: absolutely, i agree with you. rachel: and these guys, i'm going to let it out, they have never seen white christmas. i think our viewers will be very upset, and i think this weekend both of you should watch white christmas. will: i don't want to tell everybody this, we had one of the most stressful assignments in the history of "fox & friends." i've been stressed -- i only got the note this week. we have a gift exchange coming up, the three of us. make, bake or grow. rachel: yeah, you couldn't buy it. you had to make it, bake it or grow it. will: make it, that's the key. you have to make it.
pete: by the way, that came from a tradition from my mom's side of the family. the more liberal side of me. environmentally conscious. rachel: what were they growing? pete: no, they weren't -- [laughter] maybe in the '60s. we all have that assignment. do both of yours qualify? will: think so. think so. rachel: mine does. pete: mine do. will: very stressful. rachel: very exciting. will: very angry at you for making -- rachel: we were supposed to do it yesterday, and we had to postpone because will wasn't ready. still ahead, a college professor who suggested black and white people can't be true friends gets a promotion. dr. carol swain is calling for stronger standards in higher learning. she joins us next. ♪ why can't we be friends, why can't we be friends? ♪♪ es.
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mclarened asked in an op-ed, can black women and white women be true friends in and said, quote: generally speak, it's not that i dislike white women, it's that i do not trust them. most black women don't. former professor, dr. carol swain, is also the co-author of "black eye for america." she joins us now to react and, dare i say, is a friend of mine. [laughter] carol, thank you so much for being here. when you see stuff like this not just that it's there, but that it's rewarded with promotion, what does that tell you? >> well, it tells me that we have a long way to go before we have true equality in america. because if we were equal, then whites and blacks would be held to the same standards of conduct. if a white woman made the statement that this professor has made about black people, she would have been driven from the academy. now, i'm not in favor of driving
people from the academy, but i'm not favor of rewarding bad behavior. she is a terrible role model for our students, but i think it's sad she clearly has issues. i believe she divorced her white husband because she has a problem with white people. she's a victim of critical race theory. it divides people, it destroys families, and it's sad. pete: doctor, exactly right. that's right. i appreciate that. she wrote about that, about her ex-husband in a new york times op-ed in 2006, but she also recently wrote this in "the sun" from october 2021, just a couple months ago. if violent white mobs begin roaming the country as they've done in the past, i will not worry about precision shooting, i intend to sit on my porch with my legally-acquired handgun and
as much ammunition as i have and perhaps a bottle of scotch and take them as they come. again, the reverse would be complete condemnation, and rightfully so -- >> no, it would be worse. it would be worse. if a white man or white woman said a violent mob, you know, roamed my street or come into my tore and snatch merchandise -- store and natch merchandise i'm going to sit in a corner and pick them off, the fbi would have them in jail. they would probably be in prison for that. so these are racial double standards, and, unfortunately, we do have roving mobs often, you know, minorities that do commit if acts of violence are, and we don't even characterize them as hate crimes. america will never be equal until we hold people to the same standards of conduct, and we should not reward or encourage the kinds of behavior that we are doing so in the academy and elsewhere. pete: man. we -- and your story of how what
you faced in the academy telling in and of itself, we need a lot more dr. carol swains, and we're so so is -- by the way, we reached out to emerson college have not heard back. doctor, merry christmas, and it's always great to see you. >> thank you. pete: and we're friends. it's great. [laughter] >> i have lots of white friends and black friends. friends. pete: just friends, you know? rachel: the way it should be. as a rachel campos-duffy -- >> one of my friends. pete: even will's your friend. carol, thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> thank you. pete: all right. it's the shipping nightmare before christmas, but could made in the usa products be the solution for your gift-giving three all-american companies join us on fox square with products for everyone on your nice list. ♪ ♪
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that said, i hope people didn't spend the night in these homes. it was really cold. last time i looked, it's 28 degrees. you can see there's a layer of frost over every wit of debris here -- bit of debris here. it's been well below freezing for hours, that just adds into the amount of time that people can experience hypothermia or, you know, have issues, health issues because of the cold. you get a sense of this, i mean, i'm walking in here at the same time, this is the first time you're seeing this. you get an idea. here's a car, who knows where this car started out. obviously, the car, you know, all the windows fully blown out. and it's always amazing to me when these tornadoes come through, they also end up having a lot of wind and rain, and a lot of dirt that has been picked up, and then that dirt gets plastered across every place. within about 30 seconds the probably about how long this
tornado was in any individual spot here, and in that 30 seconds it can take something and make it look like it's decades old. it looks like a place that's been destroyed along time ago that then has sat here and decayed, and that's not the case. all of this damage happened within a period of about 30 seconds. and no matter how many times you look at one of these places, it's still striking that mother nature can do in that quickly. guys? rachel: yeah. looks like a war zone, no question about it. will: thank you, rick. turning now to a few additional headlines starting with this, president biden once again vows to punish russia if it invades ukraine. >> if he moves on ukraine, the economic consequences for his economy are going to be devastating. the impact of all of that on russia and its attitude the rest of the world's view of russia would change markedly. they'd pay a terrible price.
will: biden also telling reporters the possibility of sending troops to ukraine was, quote, never on the table. and your winter commute might be tougher this winter. there's a shortage of snowplow drivers. states are having trouble finding people with commercial driver's licenses. the broader labor shortage cited as one reason for this issue, and more than 150 operations employees in washington quite a bit due to the state's covid vaccine mandate. those are your headlines. of course, another, another implication that doesn't occur to you, but it's now obvious when you see it. we have a labor shortage, we've hat trucking -- had trucking problems, obviously cdl problem, and now no snowplow drivers. rachel: yeah. americans are getting soft in a lot of ways. this is a tough job. you're getting up really early in the morning, you're in the worst conditions, but people need this done. they can't get to work --
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♪ rachel: welcome back to "fox & friends." it's the tur ducken composed of a peacock pie, eggnog chez cheek, red -- cheesecake, red velvet all layered with am relate toe butter -- am relate toe butter or cream. pete: and this christmas you could have one shipped straight to your door. joining us now is the creator, zack young. start with this, chef. >> all right. we are building it chocolate
pecan pie, eggnog cheesecake, our red velvet cake, we're going to stack it all together. of course, it started with the thanksgiving -- will: pumpkin, pecan, spice cake, apple pie filling call stacked in one, and then it's like how grow follow that up? rachel: it's more of a thanksgiving -- what about you, will? will: if i'm picking between these two, so i love pumpkin -- rachel: i do too. >> the original thanksgiving, we sell it all year round. rachel: oh, do you in is that the most popular one? >> it is. but the christmas one, it's such a crowd pleaser, you have all of those holiday desserts in one -- pete: i would think it would be very rich. rachel: your technique is good. >> outside -- rachel: yeah. in the cold. [laughter] >> you name it.
you've done it in heels? yeah, well. [laughter] will: how'd you come up with this idea? >> you know, it started as a joke. it was kind of a one-upsmanship of i'm going to make a pie-caken. it was kind of a little jab, a little friendly competition. and then, of course, it just blew up. and now we are here six years later selling truckloads, which is insane. pete: you're about to sell a few more. we're not going to have time to finish the whole thing, but, chef, if our viewers want it, where can they get it? -- rhode rachel: and do it now. and there is a cream cheese shortage as well, which i just got the call yesterday. [laughter] hey, low on cheesecake.
i'm, like, how are we low on cheesecake? pete: chef, thank you very much. speaking of christmas, we heard valentina duffy -- rachel: that's right. we were at frank for the, illinois, at an incredible place. take a look at the magic that this farm is creating for children and adults with special needs. >> god planted a seed in our life, and we're watering it. rachel: navarro farms is a nonprofit organization that teaches life skills through farming for teaches and young adults with special needs. you're training them on what to do. >> god put someone in front of us and said it would be amazing if we we could teach our individuals with special needs. rachel: the idea hit home, 17-year-old carter has down's syndrome. what is it about him that makes him so special? >> everything. he's just amazing. i would say not only him, but the community. they look at life in the way we
all should be looking at life. rachel: in july the navarro farmer program opened, and since then they served over 85 individuals with special needs. >> we all want to have a sense of purpose. we all want to be able to feel like we contribute to society. we all want to feel like we make a difference, and it's the same with our kids here. they want to come, they want to be able to work, they want to be able to feel a sense of ownership, and they want to be ableo feel like this is something i did. rachel: the farmers grow a variety of things. >> those are fruit trees. >> broccoli, peppers, tomatoes. >> carrots, lettuce. rachel: they work with animals? >> she's amazing, smartest girl ever. i love her so much. rachel: and sell products at carter's corner farm stand. >> everything we have we turn around and sell for a donation which goes back into the farm.
>> there's donations trying to help us do our future. rachel: why is the farm such a great place to learn these skills? >> where do i start? they're working on social skills. >> one of the things we wanted to do here is make sure we were providing that social outlet for them, having a place where they belong and being a part of something special. and so we started doing movie nights and dance party nights, and tonight we're doing the santa at the barn event. rachel: a truly big evening, of course, a special santa experience for a very special group of people. why were you so excited to meet santa in. >> was i'm a big fan of santa. rachel: i know, you told him you were his biggest fan. [laughter] the social events at navarro
farms aren't just fun for the farmers -- >> merry christmas. rachel: -- it's a gift for their parents as well. my son wants to come and work. he loves to work. he'll tell me work, work, work. just a place where he could explore, that's what he loves probably the most. >> my son came home and was saying he really enjoyed that event. to hear that just warms my heart, that they feel such a sense of belonging and acceptance. ♪ ♪ rachel: i got to witness the magic of navarro farms firsthand with my daughter, valentina. it's valentina's turn to meet santa. who's that? >> merry christmas, valentina! rachel: she got a navarro farms! you guys are so sweet. thank you, santa. [laughter] >> merry christmas! rachel: all right. yeah, she is so cute. so the long-term dream of this
farm is to become a community where these farmers can work and they can live because the social aspect of the farm is so important. that really hit home for me when i talk to parents who have adult kids which, by the way, this farm is for 14 and up. there's a gap in social and even services in general. once they get out of school. pete: right. rachel: this is really an amazing thing that they're doing. they stop getting invited out to go do things, and so this is a community where they can go to. these kids get up, the farm doesn't open until 8:30 or 9, and when they know they're going to go, they get up at 6 in the morning and they're dressed and ready to go. will: what comes through anytime you meet someone like that is there's an a inner light -- rachel: yes. will: inner happiness and light. rachel: he was so happy to meet santa, and that's the joy. they never get tired of meeting
santa. that's one of the beauties of these special -- pete: we were supposed to have santa on the program, we promod it on friday, and i have not seen santa. rachel: well, you can get in the christmas spirit, by the way, tonight on fox nation there's a special all-american christmas it airs at 10 p.m. tonight, and it will feature the stories in our book. pete: check it out. will: a big hour still ahead. franklin graham mr. right, girl? >> singers: ♪ safelite repair, safelite replace. ♪ . . .
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the brand i trust is qunol. >> now it is here. everywhere around destroyed, demolished. rachel: we start with a fox weather you alert, over two dozens tornadoes touching down over six states, at this hour desperate searches are underway for any signs of life among the rubble. >> we're live on the ground with team coverage as the sun rises throughout america's heartland. >> we start with fox news chief
meteorologist rick reichmuth live in mayfield, kentucky, hey, rick. >> reporter: good morning. all morning long we've been trying to take you on different streets here within mayfield to give you a sense pretty much it all looks the same which is everything is really destroyed but my point is, if this goes on for block after block after block in this town of around 10,000 people and it really went right through downtown so any business here is destroyed, every building has damage, most of it will have to be completely wiped out and started over. one of the things we have for you right here is our fox flight team is here, showing live drone video, so these are -- we should have some live pictures. not sure if we have them. if we have them, we'll be able to get had that up for you so you can see what it looks luke from overhead. we're walking down here, this is broadway, one of the main drags in mayfield. to be honest with you, i'm not sure what these buildings exactly were. that's our live drone video.
that is live images from up above that our fox flight team is here sharing with you right now. you get the idea, obviously this will have to be completely bull dozed and started over. because these are the businesses in town, the residential areas, maybe some of the residential areas that were not touched this is where they would come to do business and it's completely a pile of rubble. it's absolutely impossible for them to do anything with this now. it will take such a long time to get a sense of what to do, the decisions that will have to be made of how to handle a town like this. we had examples of these towns like this that have had damage where complete towns have been wiped and they've done pretty interesting things in the past, built green towns, built towns with way better infrastructure and so they'll be making some of those decisions here pretty shortly but in the short term it's still what do you do, are there any people still to be rescued and really safety
matters and where do you put people, all these people are now without homes have to find places to stay in the meantime and then get things like their animals and their medicine and their money and a lot of people if you don't have insurance, so many cars are damaged, they don't have a car to drive out of town to get to some place. so so many people's lives completely up ended in a period of 30 seconds for the tornado to come through and do this kind of damage in mayfield. >> we're looking at the drone footage above you. it certainly puts into context the scope of the destruction. one of the things you touched on was the randomness of it as well. i can't help but notice p sometimes in the background of the shot there's a fully standing building. we can see blocks from time to time in the drone footage where buildings look somewhat untouched. are they somewhat untouched? how much is the destruction in mayfield. >> reporter: every building is
touched. there's a couple structures that are six stories high, really well built, almost all of them have the windows blown out, the roofs blown off. i think some of those buildings probably salvageable but those are the exceptions to this where there's some buildings that have still intact. for the most part, everything right here in downtown is gone. that said, if you drive around maybe 10 to 12 blocks away from here you can suddenly get to neighborhoods that are completely untouched where people's bikes are still in the yard or their lawn furniture or whatever. and so you do sigh some of that -- see some of that where you get outside where the tornado went through and things are fine. and you know, that's what happens with tornadoes. if it's going through a field where there are no structures it doesn't cause any damage and even before this tornado i sent a note to the producers the night before, be careful in the morning we may be talking about big stories but if the tornadoes don't go through where there's population it doesn't make a
story. a tornado cuts through a town of 10,000 people and we have a massive story and mass casualty event and those stories will continue to develop largely throughout the day today and tomorrow where we get a sense on the human impact and the human toll from this storm. >> rick, really powerful images from the fox flight team, giving us a sense of the scope of devastation. you say you've been driving around town. we see a few cars moving, a few people in the streets. are these folks coming back to assess their businesses? are these emergency services? as it pertains to the morning here as daylight hour comes, what's the activity? >> reporter: yeah, we're seeing -- i just drove around. i saw a really large tree that's on someone's house. there's people that are trying to cut that tree down and free it from the house. there's bulldozers doing more digging work, starting that for today. but for the most part, it's people just kind of looking driving through and looking and
seeing what -- probably coming in, you know, sight seeing, people coming in to get a sense of what the damage is like and obviously there's a lot of media descending on the towns, which always happens. i've been in so many places and the human impact to these stories and they say we need the attention because with the attention comes resources, comes support from the government, comes support from private industry, comes support from people luke you and me and people just donating their clothes or money or water and then as soon as the media attention fades to the next story, a lot of that goes away and then financially it's a much harder time so we want they this attention drawn to towns like this because there is so much need. rachel: we spoke with governor huckabee earlier and he talked about samaritan purse, we'll be speaking with franklin graham about it as well but he was really impressed with how long they stayed because some of
these organizations come in and leave, others stay longer until the place is completely and totally rebuilt. my question can to you, rick, -- question to you, rick, is whether there's a sense that there are any survivors or people that they're still trying to find people or is this just about assessing the damage to buildings and structures and cars, et cetera? >> reporter: yeah, the only real answer i have is we talked earlier with the county commissioner from graves county and he said that this has now moved on to a recovery effort. that's according to him. it seems early for that and i would imagine he's doing that with some knowledge about what's at least in this town and the people that they've accounted for, who are unaccounted for, but at least that's coming from him. i haven't heard from anyone else if they're still in the search and rescue process or if it's moving onto recovery at this point. >> rick reichmuth with incredible and sad images this
morning. thank you so much, rick. you know, as you look at that, to your point, rachel, this is a tragic incident and there is loss of life, it's catastrophic. you can't help but thing what a blessing that there were not people in those buildings. if it hadn't gone to recovery, that's a lot of destroyed buildings. it was midnight on a friday night. maybe that was a silver lining blessing. i can't believe all of those buildings were empty. rachel: usually at night is -- you have the most destruction because people don't have a warning and they're sleeping. if this went through the middle of town where people are not in the area and -- >> or the middle of the day. rachel: exactly, exactly. >> let's move to hunter davis, continuing our live team coverage in arkansas where sadly two people are dead. hunter. >> reporter: hi, there. we're about eight miles from
monet, arkansas where the nursing home was that we spent a lot of time yesterday. one of two deaths happening there, the other one happening here at the dollar general. when you pull up and see what this store looks like, it is very easy to understand how that could have happened, such a tragedy. when you look at it, it's honestly so eye-opening. there's flowers hanging at this dollar general. they seem almost too perfectly placed. i feel like maybe someone put those there as a memorial to the person who died in this store. there's kind of a hole that's been drilled and those flowers have been stuck through there so that looks to be like a memorial for this person. and rick a second ago was talking about the randomness of something like this. and that was a similar situation here because if we turn a across the street, you can see some homes and there is still some damage there. they certainly did not go untouched but the fact that there are still standing
structures across the street after seeing the devastation that's here is really unreal. we've going -- we're going to kind of take you around this whole building and get a really good look at what this storm did. we've been trying to figure out the path and it looks like this building was definitely a direct hit. it looks like the storm kind of came right through here and kept going because even two and three miles from here, you don't really see much, similar to what rick was saying. you've still got christmas decorations hanging, you still have people bicycles outside, there may be limbs on the ground but nothing that would cue you to what you're driving up on. we're actually standing now on the foundation of this dollar general. so really, i mean, just a clear picture of what this storm did. you can see this is maybe the stockroom area back here where they had kept some of their supplies and if we look here, you'll have to bare with us
because the sun is right on top but just look at this mangled mess here, just this storm picking this up and throwing all of this stuff together. you can see refrigerators where all of that stuff that was likely back here in the stockroom and we're going to keep going around. like i mentioned earlier, as we get more daylight, we kind of take new laps. so some of this stuff we're actually seeing for the first time ourselves. and then coming next door from the dollar general, there is actually a barbecue restaurant, i think pig's butt barbecue. we were only able to identify it because we looked it up on the map. you actually couldn't see anything, aside from some pig statues that are outside, the signage is completely gone. this building we're actually able when we get around front to get a good look inside of this building, if can give us some intel as to what the inside of the dollar general looks like, given that it's kind of caved in
and we can't see that one. if we come around the front here, getting as it's safe, getting as close as we can while maintaining that safety, you can see inside this restaurant and like i said, we're only maybe 30 yards from that dollar general. we kind of just took you on that lap around the back and this one is right next door. you can see that duct work has fallen, those walls have fallen. the roof really only seems to be about partially there. fortunately, no one was inside this building when the storm came through, though. which is a very good sign because it's hard to imagine what could have happened and as we look at this damage and the damage that was over in monet, we talked to the governor yesterday and he said the main focus now, aside from first of all identifying that everyone is safe, making sure there are no more vic ims the, he says that -- victims, he says the next step will be assessing the damage, make sure they have accurate numbers and he then recovery. he says people in arkansas will come together and they'll do
that as a family. >> this is a small community and we know each other. we care for each other. and immediately respond and once that tornado goes through volunteers are out to see, look at the damage, but to see how they can help their neighbor and they did. >> reporter: and like we said before, all of these people will come together here in arkansas, that's what we've seen from yesterday and today, people coming everywhere from everywhere to help anyone that needs it, putting those people first before themselves. guys. >> hunter davis, thank you so much, live on the ground in leechville, arkansas. here to react, let's bring in someone that's going to help be part of the solution, franklin graham, the president of samaritan's purse many thank you so much for being here. as we talk to you, we're going to continue to show some of the drone footage out of kentucky from the fox news flight drone.
as you see this coverage and hear about the devastation, franklin, your reaction? >> first of all, there's tremendous need, not only for recovery for peopleo get under roofs, for people to get their businesses back, get their lives back, but you think of the loss of life. these are fathers and mothers and children, aunts and uncles that passed away. we cannot replace the human life and so for the next couple of days we've got chaplains in there from the billy graham evangelistic association to pray with people, put their arms around them, love them, try to care for them, listen to their story and just comfort them and i think for the next day or two that's one of the biggest needs is the comfort. watching on another network a man who was married for 37 years lost his life in the candle factory. he was there looking for her. and they have children and
grandchildren together and his wife of 37 years is gone. and it's people like that, just need to -- we need to pray for them. i would encourage people watching as you look at the devastation, pray for the people that have lost so much. samaritan's purse, we're in mayfield right now, we're also in monet. we'll be at a couple other locations. what we'll be looking for, helping people, first of all, people's whose houses were completely destroyed, helping them try to find things that are precious to them. maybe it's a wedding ring, maybe it's a picture book or something and these are these are -- these are important to them. we'll have volunteers the to help find these things for them and then in the communities in these neighborhoods where there was not as much damage, there's still roofs that have been blown off and we're going to help put those roofs back on, help clean up their yards and get them going again. so we'll be there for some time
and these people need our prayers and i would encourage people, please pray for the people of kentucky and arkansas and illinois, just incredible what's happened to them. rachel: franklin, i love your organization and we had an interview earlier with the commissioner in mayfield and we said what can people do? and he said immediately, pray. and this is what i think your organization, it does the good work, puts the roofs back on, helps with cleanup but this is what soulless government agencies and bureaucrats can't do, which is pray and comfort people and i'm so glad to hear that that's such a priority for samaritan purse in these first couple days. >> sometimes people will ask when a storm like this passes, is god mad at us? and i want to assure them, no, he's not mad at us. all of us have storms in our life that we go through in life and it's hanging on to what we
know will get us through that storm and that's god and his son, jesus christ. rachel: amen. >> i want the people of this area to know that god loves them, he hasn't turned his back on them. >> samaritan's purse offers spiritual aid as well. as we mentioned the commissioner after asking for prayers, i believe it was he who said samaritan's purse is a charity that sticks around. others mentioned it this morning as well. every charity does good work. every charity does necessary work. what distinguishes samaritan's purse as time goes on, what distinguisheses what you do? >> well, we have volunteers that come and work with us from all across the country. we put managers or program managers on the ground who go out an canvas the community, find out where the hardest hit areas are, get permission from the homeowners to work on those properties and then we'll send a team to go help that homeowner clear off their property, put the roof on, cut the trees off the roof, whatever the case may be. and we'll stay there as long as
we have a work order. and a person can come to our facility, give us a work order and i'm sure there will be in the thousands but we'll stay months and need be we'll be there for years, we're still in louisiana. we've been there for several years. that's another area that still needs volunteers, it's another area that was devastated by hurricanes earlier this year and so we just don't -- we just don't come in for a few days and leave but we'll be there for a long time and it's something we just feel is very important and we don't just take pictures and try to raise a little money and leave but we stay until the job is done. >> so significant. if our viewers or others want to get involved, they want to volunteer, they want to give money, is this something people can do now? is there a training program? what -- how can people get involved? >> absolutely. they can go to our web side,
samaritanspurse.org. we need volunteers. if you would like to volunteer, go to the website and sign up. it will be probably sometime in the next two or three days before we can get back to you but we'll tell you our location, where we are, where to show up, what to bring, where you can stay. we'll have all that worked out. but we will need volunteers. we'll need them this week. we will need them on christmas day. we're not going to pull out just because it's christmas. that's when we're needed the most. so we're going to be there christmas day working. rachel: gosh, that's so -- it's just -- it just makes me want to tear up. you're doing exactly what needs to be done, franklin and we're so grateful for your work and your organization. we hope everyone will donate time and money to samaritan's purse and that's a faith-filled community you're serving right now and i'm sure they're welcoming your assistance. god bless you and merry christmas. >> god bless you and merry
christmas to you. >> god bless their work. amazing. all right, up next, nearly two dozen major retailers are calling on congress to take action as stores across america continue to be targets for mobs and thieves. how businesses hope to curb b crime. >> plus, we, i -- >> you made a video. rachel: you made a video of it? oh, my god. >> we've been working real hard on what to buy each other for christmas. we're going to reveal in our gift exchange, next. >> here i am in line. [bleep] >> that's it. that's to get in. ♪ [text alert] ♪ son of a bi— beth? if it's “i thought we said no gifts” season, it's walgreens season.
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rachel: it's absolute chaos for the retail industry as smash and grab robbers target businesses across the country. now nearly two dozen ceos of major he retailers are calling on congress to act to address the crime surge and help stop thieves from reselling the stolen products online. brian dodge is the president of the retail industry leader's association and he joins us now. well, brian, you've got your work cut out for you.
there are some politicians on the democrat side of the aisle, aoc, alexandria ocasio-cortez, in particular, who says this isn't happening. so what say you to members of congress who believe that this is all a figment of our imagination or a media ploy. >> sadly, this is entirely to real. i think the video evidence we've seen over the course of the last several weeks demonstrates to anybody who is still denying that this is a serious crime that it is very real and it's a threat to the businesses that i represent and certainly to customers in general who ultimately find these products for sale online through online marketplaces like amazon.com and facebook and other places where these products have been mishandled, sometimes they're mixed in with fraudulent and counterfeit goods and so what we're looking for congress to do is hold the marketplaces accountable and to take away thieves' easy access to
unsuspecting buyers and make it an unprofitable crime. rachel: it's not just the retailers and the customers but to terrorize employ who work in the store. many members of congress who have not been sympathetic claim to standing up for the working class, who the heck do they thinkic working in the stores? your industry lost $45 billion because of retail theft. what exactly can the government do to stop this? >> well, first i'll say it's about $70 billion. rachel: really. >> just to give you a sense of the scale of the crime here. these are very organized thieves, oftentimes they're connected to larger organized crime gangs who are involved in all kinds of nefarious crimes and we of course want to work on ensuring that there's greater prosecution and attention paid to the law enforcement side of this but we think we can make a major dent in this by holding the marketplaces accountable and taking away easy access to customers. there used to be a time when
thieves could only sell their stolen goods in shady back alleys. now they go on amazon and facebook and find customers who are unaware of the source of these products to buy their stolen goods. so we're asking congress to pass the informed consumers act which will ultimately force the marketplaces to better police who is selling on their website. rachel: you may not know you're buying it. i bought on amazon a giant bottle of shampoo and conditioner, a little bit of an expensive brand and it came to me in like a fed ex -- it just -- it didn't look right, like it just -- it was weird and i thought maybe i bought a stolen good and i didn't mean to. i just went on amazon to buy the shampoo. >> it's a legitimate risk. what i would advise every customer is buy from reputable retailers, known retailers. the fact that amazon and others do such a poor job of vetting who sells on their websites, calls into question lots and lots of legal and above board
sellers. rachel: well, brian, it also shows culturally speaking a lack of morality. this is a spiritual issue and sadly we can't legislate that. but it's not just illegal. it's morally wrong. so thank you for bringing this to our attention. i hope congress responds. brian, thank you. and merry christmas, by the way. >> thanks for having me. merry christmas. rachel: back to our fox weather alert. minutes ago the governor of kentucky announced at least 80 people in his state have died. fox news meteorologist rick reichmuth joins us live. >> reporter: over 80 fatalities, would put this as the deadliest tornado in kentucky history. the last time there was anything close to that was back in the 1800s. so that officially now the deadliest tornado ever in ken tuck each you get a sense of why when you take a look at the images. we've been all morning long taking you through mayfield,
bringing you different blocks, different angles, different spots. you can go for block after block after block, pretty much the entire town of mayfield looks largely like this, largely unrecognizable. the county commissioner said he's from the area and is disoriented when he comes in, having a hard time seeing what was the building he knew before and is having a hard time to find recognizable landmarks within the area. i want to bring in congressman, this is congressman james comer. this is your district here in kentucky. thank you for getting up with us here this morning. the governor just announced 80 fatalities in the state of kentucky, making it the deadliest tornado ever to hit the state of kentucky. tell me how you feel you guys are doing in this area? >> i think we're doing as well as can be expected. i told several people this morning, i think it looks worse today than it did yesterday. yesterday you just were had hit with the shock. today, the reality is setting
in. we're still in a rescue mode here. there's still a few people that are unaccounted for. i fear the number is going to rise a little more. then we're going to begin the process of rebuilding and there are enough people in these little communities that have so much community pride, we will rebuild there. >> so search and rescue process he's, in a fight where the temperatures got into the mid to upper 20s for a lot of hours, tell me about that process. who is out there still doing this work and did they work overnight? >> they did. that's the amazing thing. when the storm hit, most of the first responders in these small towns are volunteers. they had worked their day job all day, then they rushed to the scene and started the recovery and rescued. they worked through the night. they worked all day yesterday and here they are back this morning at it again. >> reporter: tell me about -- we're here in mayfield, this is a town of about 10,000 people, obviously taking a direct hit.
not only mayfield, there's other towns along the path of this tornado. tell me about that and those towns need help and they're not getting the attention that mayfield is. >> i'm going to meet the governor and fema director. we'll be in fenton, up the road a little bit. they had severe property damage, several houses taken out. dawson's springs, per capita they're probably hit worse than mayfield, it's a smaller town. central city, you go on and on, bowling green, kentucky, just so much damage. in camelsville, we lost a young girl because of a tornado that touched down there. it's unbelievable the extent of the devastation here. >> reporter: tell me how that makes this process different? if there's one town that has damage, all of the energy can go to that one town. how does that get dieded up when it's a-- divided up when it's across large path. >> it's tough. you have electrical grids and bases that are all out, water lines, water stream plants are
out -- treatment plants are out. our local hospital doesn't have water. they're operating on generators. you have a sewer treatment plant that was completely taken out. you have so many municipalities to deal with. we're going to try to help local officials deal with the federal bureaucracy and hopefully we can work together and begin the process of rebuilding. >> reporter: you have a long road ahead of you, for so many people across such a long area, over 80 fatalities in the area. also the emotional toll it takes on these communities. you remain in our thoughts and prayers many thank you for sharing time with us this morning. >> thank for being here? we'll send it back to you. rachel: wow, that's a lot to the take in. well, the cream cheese shortage is taking a bite out of business at the famous junior's cheese cake. maria bart roma has more coming
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♪ officially christmas. ♪ officially yours. ♪ i'm officially -- >> it's officially christmas at "fox & friends weekend," because this is our last weekend physically together before christmas. we'll be doing some remote stuff and it's christmas day, so we decided to do a gift exchange called make, bake or grow. rachel: this was so fun, pete. >> my mom's side of the family does it, so it's make, bake or grow. it means you can't buy it at the store. you have to do something with it. rachel: it's not pot brownies at the hegseth side. >> no, it's different. [laughter] >> so i've got, rachel, something for you. if you think i wrapped that, i've got a bridge to tell you. this is all -- you'll get it once you open it up. now that is -- rachel: it's cheese ricotta cheese, mozzarella. which did you make? oh, meat balls.
>> we made, meaning my wife jen made you meat balls. rachel: this is supposed to be from pete. pete: i was there, cooking. you moved from wisconsin to new jersey. you're surrounded by wonderful italians. you know what the sauce is called? gravy. gravy. rachel: gravy. pete: that's what the italians call it, especially in new jersey. you call your sauce gravy, in the meat balls now that you're an italian de facto in new jersey. rachel: i will be having this for lunch. i like cheese. pete: you have to call it munz. rachel: mozzarella. pete: this thing is going to grow. will: this is under the grow category. let's see what we've got going here. it's a bitcoin. are you serious? [laughter] rachel: wow. pete: it's gold storage
bitcoin, it's not off the grid. there's value attached to it. will: are you serious. rachel: you're officially in -- pete: if it was full bitcoin, it would be 50 grand. it will grow. you've got money in bitcoin. rachel: i do. well -- i won't say plenty. pete: you're next. rachel: i got you the same thing. so there won't be bad feelings, like him getting bitcoin and me getting meat balls. that's okay. that's okay. and i got into the idea. i'm crafty. i did make those. i got you guys that. it's the most popular christmas book, the number one christmas book in the country. can't get too far ahead of pete. it's an ornament. it's a special one. what does it say. will: it says let's go brandon. [laughter]
pete: mine does too. i'm worried that will got blue and i got pink. rachel: i did yours in blue because of the cowboys. i did yours in purple. it didn't come out. i did pink. i'm sorry about that. i put purple glitter inside your ball. i don't know much about sports but i did get the colors right. >> this is my present for you guys. this was stress followful -- stressful for me. i'm bad at gift giving. this would have been a month of stress, instead it turned into 36 hours of stress because i'm a procrastinator. and it looks like this. all right, pete, i told you your idea was massive stress for me. here i am, in line, to build you and rachel a bear. that's it. that's that to get in. just me and a bunch of kids, building bears. did i pick a good present for my co-host, pete and rachel?
here we go. this one's for rachel. make a wish. and put it inside for my co-host. and i got your present. here we go. all right, so here's your present. the line was around the block. rachel: this is awesome. will: the one thing they didn't include -- let's do it one in a time. rachel, this is your build a bury made for you, ms. liberty, statue of liberty. rachel: i made a book called lady liberty, lady freedom. will: squeeze the bear. >> good morning, it's fox and friends. rachel: this is my dear friend, she says good morning, it's "fox & friends." will: i said do you have anything in a captain america theme? they were out of everything. an astronaut was the closest thing to an american hero. rachel: can he squeeze his?
>> let's go "fox & friends." [laughter] will: there's your build a bear, a grown man at build a bear making those bears for another grown man. pete: dedication. rachel: good job, will. good job. will: does that count? i built it. rachel: can i mention really quick. pete: that's make. rachel: how good were the cookies from the bakery? amazing. the whole crew has them. i want to mention the people from heart purchase you zells -- puzzles, the 90s is the but you zell, all the great shows of the '90s but the real world is not on there. the supply chain crisis taking a bite out of businesses including one of new york city's most iconic bakeries. >> for the first time in more than seven decades, junior's restaurant and bakery has been forced to close after they ran out of cream cheese. earlier, we asked the owner of the shortage, how tough it has been to have this cream cheese
shortage. >> as you heard, there's a shortage because in one of the plants we do business with there's a shortage of labor. at the end of the day, we have missed three production days of baking cheese cakes as you pointed out. so far, we've managed to keep all of our retailers and all of our individual customers across the country fully satisfied. >> here to chew on all of this as they might say, sunday morning futures anchor, maria bartiromo. next year, we'll have to include you in the gift exchange. until then, we'll say merry christmas to you. your response to this shortage and what's going on in the supply chain? maria: well, merry christmas, you guys. i love all the presents that you exchanged this morning. look, this is another implication of bad policy, unfortunately. now we're looking at this cream cheese shortage because the company cannot find the drivers, the truck drivers needed to transport the product and that is all a result of this policy
which increased people's initiative to stay home. they did not want to go back to work. as well, they are getting government checks from that $1.9 trillion plan, signed into law back in march of this year. it's incredible to he me that right now we are looking at an inflation story that is persisting even worsening. we got new numbers on friday, inflation is running at a rate of almost 7% year over year and you're talking about price hikes on everything from food to furniture and beyond and yet we also have people deciding not to go back to work and that is causing all of these delays and it's impacting what we're buying and what we're able to buy. it's amazing to me that the democrats are still trying to push their massive spending and tax plan forward, great op-ed in the journal this morning on this inflation story titled joe manchin's inflation vindication, because this is the reason that he is not going to vote for this
plan in the current form which by the way we heard from the cbo is going to cost $4.7 trillion, even though the democrats are saying it's costing 1.75 trillion because of all of the gimmicks they've got in there. we're going to talk about this in the next hour because this upcoming week could be a critical one. chuck schumer wants to get a vote for this package on the calendar before christmas which is just stunning to me. we will talk with one of the senate leaders this morning, john barrasso, to tell us where that stands, what about the ndaa that passed the house again. we're looking at incredible move as our adversaries are rising. they've got a decline in defense spending when you consider inflation. the senator from wyoming will talk about that. i guess the only thing that is outdoing joe biden's economic crisis is his foreign poll sigh cries sees -- policy crises. and the star of the republican
party, herschel walker, running for a senate seat. i'm hearing we may see the gop take the majority not just in the house but in the senate next year, we'll talk about that as well. stephen miller on the border which the numbers as you've reported this morning have gotten worse. we'll see you in 15 minutes. rachel: thank you, maria. merry christmas, maria. maria: merry christmas. >> biggest gains of the week are on fox, charissa thompson shares week 14 picks next. ♪
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>> the dallas cowboys will take on the washington football team this afternoon, that's just one of the must see matchups you don't want to miss on fox today. here to break down all of the action is fox nfl kickoff host, charissa thompson. i'm not used to watching games at 1:00, usually my team is prime time but here we go, cowboys in the early window against the washington football team, charissa. >> your cowboys need to go back to running the football. i don't know what your boy gleek has been up to, -- zeke has been up to, he's been averaging 64
yards per game this year. good luck remembering the name of the backup of the backup of the backup. washington's been playing great football. they won four games since the bye. i think this is the get right game for the cowboys. they've got da marcus lawrence and randy gregory in the lineup for the first time since week one. i love the cowboys in this one by 10. will: yes, yes, rush the passer and hand the ball not just to zeke but to tony as well. seahawks, texans, what do you think will happen there? >> well, it's a not good team against a so-so team. believe it or not, the seahawks, my seahawks, they have the fourth easiest remaining schedule and they're two games out of the seventh seed so you're saying there's a chance, it's an outside chance. if they had a -- they had a good game last week against the 49ers, russell wilson did look good after injuring that hand. i expect them to win against the
houston texans. i've got them by 7. will: i like having seven playoff teams. i'm not sure i like a 4-8 team having playoff -- >> literally everyone but the texans have a chance to be in the playoffs. will: you know who has a chance, you at home. charissa will tell you how. >> so you've got a chance, all you've got to do is pick the six -- have you to pick the outcome of six games and the margin of victory. we had a fantastic winner last week out of illinois. this is exciting. steven joseph is a military veteran serving 20 years for our country, when asked what he'll do with the money, he said he'll donate a portion to assist veterans and rea lated causes so that's an awesome thing and you've got a chance to win $100,000 of terry's money. enter for your chance to win, it's simple, easy and fun, very similar to talking with you. will: thank you so much. up next, you'll notice we all
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rachel: i'm a llama! >> pete's a snowman. this is true, this is actually by hallmark. it's a nice, thick stock. i don't like the dollar store wrapping paper because it falls apart: these are expensive. i went to quick deals.net, i got them on amazon for $11.99. so you can get deals out there. order your stuff now. [inaudible conversations] [laughter] >> fair enough. all this amazing tape, we're going to go over this. come on over here. pete: 40 seconds. >> you serious? we need the tools. you need great scissors. precision scissors. you've got gift wrap tape, and you've got the double-sided -- rachel: double-ed sided, i do too. >> i'm going to show you this because -- you guys can line up while i tell you what to do. rachel: okay. what are we wrapping?
>> you don't have to do the -- i want you to crisp your edges here, people. and don't -- pete: oh, my gosh, we got that go! >> you can make little christmas trees out of this. pete: no, no, no, you got a head start. your team got a head start. >> cut it -- i'll get this out. rachel: am i wrapping this? >> yeah. that's your challenge. rachel: yeah. >> gift wrap, tape, just go ahead and smooth it down, it'll be nice -- it'll disappear. pete, quick! use the tape, use the tape. tape it signify -- tape it! there you go. rachel: okay. >> will, you've got to crisp those edges. will: i feel good about it. pete: you should not. crisp those edges, will. crisp them. [laughter] >> smooth them out. you won't each see the tape. perfect! >> 3, 2, 1!
will: it's not even. >> i don't know. i don't know, guys. rachel: the tape didn't go -- i'm going to have to go with will -- rachel: will! ♪♪ maria: good sunday morning, everyone, welcome to "sunday morning futures," i'm maria bartiromo. america on her back with misinformation and lies from the white house about the true state of affairs. the year ending the opposite of what joe biden was selling earlier this year. >> america's back. i speak today as president of the united states at the very start of my administration, and i'm sending a clear message to the world, america is back. the transatlantic allia