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>> chris: i'm chris wallace. today, a new fox poll. where does the race between donald trump and joe biden stand now? is the president tries to contain the fallout from saying different things about the pandemic in public and private. ♪ >> he had the information. he knew how dangerous it was. if >> chris: joe biden calling it a life-and-death betrayal of the american people. >> it's beyond despicable. it's a dereliction of duties and disgrace. >> chris: while president trump calls the revelation and bob woodward's new book a political hit job. >> i didn't lie. what i said as we have to be calm, we can't be panicked. >> chris: we will discuss the impact with trump campaign senior advisor steve cortes and
get reaction from biden sr. policy advisor jake sullivan. plus, we will bring in our sunday panel to analyze the state of the presidential race as millions of voters are already casting their ballots. then, the nfl returns. we will ask fox sports lead announcer joe buck how the pandemic and racial protest will affect the season. plus, tom brady's move to tampa. and our "power player of the week," honoring ike. a look at a brand-new presidential memorial here in the nation's capital. all right now on "fox news sunday." ♪ and hello again from fox news in washington. with 51 days until election day, and millions of americans already voting, we begin with breaking news. the first fox national poll since the convention and the
first to survey likely voters. and i had to had magic, the biden-harris ticket leads the trump-pentz ticket by five points, 51% to mac 46%. it's not just to americans are voting for, but how. among those who plan to mail in their ballots, 71% support joe biden, while a majority of those planning to vote in person, 58% support president trump. for the late o latest on the president to race, let's ring ik meredith, mark. >> chris, president trump held a massive rally about 30 minutes
thousands of president trump's supporters crowded into a near port in nevada to hear the president make his case against joe biden. >> now he wants to surrender our country to the violent left-wing mob, you know that. if biden wins, china wins. >> the president also made a direct appeal to latino voters who could swing battleground states like nevada and arizona. >> the hispanics understand the border at an anybody else. >> biden stayed off the campaign trail saturday, but spent the last several days criticizing the president's pandemic response. >> he knew how deadly it was. it was much more deadly than the flu. he knew and purposely played it down.
>> biden and congressional democrats are outraged over, the president made to journalist bob woodward. the president told woodward in taped conversations how contagious coronavirus was back in february while at the same time downplaying the threat publicly. >> i want to show that our to be way or the other. >> meantime, negotiations on capitol hill for a new economic relief package remain at a stalemate, likely due to the issue of unresolved before the election. it later today president trump will hold more campaign events, arizona for more campaigning on monday. also on monday, the president will visit california to get an in person briefing on those devastating wildfires. chris. >> chris: mark meredith reporting from reno, nevada. mark, thank you. joining us now, trump campaign senior advisor steve cortes. steve, as we just reported in the latest fox poll, the
economy. so far the president has not broken through, steve. >> steve: well, i think he is breaking through on the most important issue, which is the economy. does a lot of singular but i still believe that the ultimate driver of the electoral decision for most americans is going to be what it typically is, who can create prosperity for me, for my family, and for this country going forward and on that score the president has a compelling stor january 20th, the president
got his presidential daily brief, the top intelligence in the dash at that point robert o'brien said this is the biggest challenge you are going to face and your entire presidency and the deputy national security advisor, matthew, immediately compared it to the spanish blue, the deadly spanish blue of 100 years ago, so there was no fog of war there. if the word he was getting from his top intelligence and national security people was that this was a deadly pandemic. there was no fog here. if >> steve: there was tremendous fog, and let me tell you why. that was their view, you're exactly right but dr. fauci, someone was lionized -- someone who was clearly
were shifting dramatically among the scientists, among the politicians this entire time as we were trying to learn about the virus. dr. fauci said that and days later, literally, he was advocating for a national shutdown, something that that happened two weeks later in the middle of march, so i think it's unfair for you to characterize things as if they were solid and unchanging. these were shifting facts, shifting analyses, and by the way, part of why we knew so little is because the chinese communist party, the ultimate culprit in all of this, not donald trump, not the democrats, no american, the chinese communist party lied to the world. they could have shared the scientific and health information with the world early on and in all likelihood either contained this virus to wuhan itself, or if it did get out of one, at least help the world to deal with it effectively. instead, we were circling largely in the darkness to try and figure out the scientific facts -- and again, the scientists themselves were shifting their views dramatically during this period. >> chris: steve, your explanation is somewhat different from the president, because you are saying well, the president didn't really know, it was the fog of war, but when he has described it, he said he didn't want to panic the country, he didn't want to jump up and down and panic the country. one of the reasons that there's a question about that is because of the fact that the president plays the panic card all the time, especially when he's talking about joe biden. take a look. >> if biden wins, the mob wins.
if biden wins, the rioters, anarchists, arsonists, and flag burners win. >> peaceful protests. peaceful protest. >> chris: is that a president who is trying to keep the country calm? >> steve: there's a key difference here. when the president is talking about legitimate fear of what can happen in america if joe biden were to win, and if disrespect for the police were continue to become the norm in this country, he's trying to exhort the american people to action, to say we can stop this, we can back the police, we can restore order, we can insist on the rule of law. that is sensible to recognize that there is legitimate fear out there in the country. what is not helpful is to tell the american people that this virus is out of control, because what would happen? things like hoarding, which is happening anyway at that time. it was all ready commencing. the president's job in a time of crisis is partly to be reassuring to the american
people, to convince them that we can and will persevere through this epidemiological pearl harbor, and that's what he did. he was reassured to the american people at the same time he was taking decisive action. he didn't just offer flower phrases and setback. no, he reassured the people -- >> chris: okay -- steve, i got your point. the argument would be that it's a false choice you're making. he either plays the rosy scenario or he sets his hair on fire. there was something in the middle, which is just being honest with the american people and there's a question, steve, as to whether or not the president is still being honest with the american people. i want to play what he and dr. fauci said this week about how long the coronavirus is going to be with us. here they are. >> we are rounding the turn. you see what's happening, you see the numbers are plunging. >> if you're talking about getting back to a degree of normality, which resembles where we were prior to covid, it's
going to be well into 2021, maybe even towards the end of 2021. >> chris: those are very different messages. we are rounding the turn versus the end of 2021 about how long the virus is going to be with us. >> steve: sure. clearly the president has a far more optimistic view right now then does dr. fauci, but let me also point out even within the scientific community there's tremendous debate. for example, there's people like dr. atlas from stanford, a lot of folks within science who would disagree with dr. fauci. the president is now making i think very properly overly optimistic case that we are nearing the end of this, that the trends are going aggressively towards health and regarding fauci, by the way, because i think this is critical on the issues, fauci on your network just a few days ago made it very clear that he doesn't believe the president was being dishonest and let me be precise" imperative he said, this is dr. fauci talking with the president, he said i didn't see any discrepancies. at what he told us, what we told
him and what he came out and said publicly. and again, nobody is going to accuse dr. fauci of being a trump artisan. he said no discrepancies here. >> chris: in a narrow on msnbc on friday he said something different. i find it interesting that sometimes you're citing him as an authority and sometimes you're saying he's wrong. i've got only time for this on the campaign. >> steve: i just of the president had a more optimistic view. i didn't say fauci is wrong, i said the president has a more optimistic view about the virus right now. >> chris: dr. fauci is the leading infectious disease expert in this country. scott atlas, who you referred to, wasn't even an infectious disease expert, he's a radiologist. >> steve: there was a range of view in the scientific community. the president's job is not to just take the advice only of scientists as if that is the only input that matters. it's a critical input, absolutely, into making policy,
but as for other considerations, physical health but also mental health, the economic vitality of our country, national security. >> chris: we were talking about -- your changing the subject. we were talking about the question of how long the virus is going to be with us. one last question about the campaign, and that has to do with the issue of early mail-in voting, because at this point you seem to be losing that race, and let me put up some numbers. in key swing states, florida and north carolina and pennsylvania, democrats lead republicans by hundreds of thousands of requests form ballots in two of those three states by more than 2:1. between the president talking down mail and voting, steve, and the fact that you've gone largely dark in a lot of these states in terms of tv ads, it's easy to get lost in the economic uncertainty.
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♪ >> chris: joe biden's campaign seized the moment this week using the woodward book to try and change the subject on the campaign trail from law and order to the pandemic. running us now is biden campaign senior policy advisor, jake sullivan. jake, joe biden has blistered president trump's handling of the coronavirus, especially in the wake of the new book on the revelations in that, but i want to focus first on joe biden's record in the early days of the pandemic. on january 27th, biden wrote this for "usa today." "i am concerned that the trump administration's shortsighted policies have left us unprepared for a dangerous epidemic that will come sooner or later." but the vice president was holding mass rallies as late as march 9th after the cdc had
already warned against those kinds of gatherings. how come? >> jake: well, first, chris, you are right to point out that joe biden was morning that we were dangerously unprepared for a pandemic in january, and in february he was warning that china was blocking the access for our cdc inspectors to get on the ground to be able to learn about the virus and protect the american people while donald trump was praising the transparency. and in march, he was laying out comprehensive plans for how we would deal with this. >> chris: i wanted -- can you answer my question? why was he holding mass rallies as late as march 9th? >> jake: because he wasn't the president and he didn't get the information from government experts telling him this was deadly and airborne the way president trump did. it wasn't being told by his national security advisor way that donald trump was that this was going to be the worst crisis of his presidency. he didn't have access to the kind of information that
donald trump had and donald trump got all that information, learns the virus was deadly, learned it was airborne, learned it was worse than the flu, and then lied to the american people and did nothing about it. that is the difference in the record between donald trump and joe biden in this regard. >> chris: well, let's talk about another difference in their record. on january 31st, president trump announced travel restrictions on china. that same day, here is what vice president biden had to say. >> this is no time for donald trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia, hysterical xenophobia, and fearmongering, to lead the way instead of science. >> chris: biden denies that he was talking that day about the travel restrictions that the president had just imposed. are we to believe it was just a coincidence, that he was talking about xenophobia the day that
the president announced travel restrictions on china? >> jake: well, first of all, chris, independent fact-checkers including politifact have looked at the claim that joe biden was opposed to the china travel restrictions and they have deemed that claim falls. it's not a coincidence joe biden was talking about donald trump's record from the beginning of demonizing chinese-americans, of giving names to this virus, of raising questions about whether we should trust asian-americans. this is something donald trump has been doing over the course of his four years, using xenophobia and fearmongering in the moment of crisis rather than actually doing his job. what joe biden said was that these travel bands can slow the virus, but they can't stop the virus, and that's what the record reflects. despite the fact that there were restrictions put in place, both with respect to china and europe, we have 200,000 people dead and 6 million cases and the
reason why is that donald trump didn't do his job, with respect to testing -- >> chris: i want to focus again on this -- jake, i want to focus on this because your campaign -- your campaign didn't say -- you say well, the fact-checkers say he didn't oppose it. your campaign didn't say that biden approved of the travel restrictions until april. why did it take him so long? and would you agree that the president moving so much faster, january 31st, to impose travel restrictions when biden didn't formally come out in support of the restrictions until april 3rd, the trumps actions saved thousands of lives? >> jake: first of all, chris, the virus was already in the united states by the time he imposed these restrictions. >> chris: i'm asking you a specific question.
i'm asking you a specific question. why did it take biden two months to approve the travel restrictions? >> jake: well, first, it didn't take him two months. in a speech on march 12th joe biden said the travel restrictions can slow the virus, but they can't stop the virus. his whole point was the only way long-term for us to get this virus under control is for the president to stand up and do his job here at home where the virus was circulating. that's what he was placing so much emphasis on the kinds of things other countries did to get the virus under control. testing, ppe, resources. all things donald trump didn't do so than on friday of this week, more than a thousand americans died in canada, zero did. that is the difference in failed leadership in the united states and the kind of effective leadership that joe biden would have brought to bear head even president during this crisis. >> chris: i want to about
another topic because joe biden has been hitting president trump hard on the law and order. so that will be threatened if joe biden -- in portland, oregon, see the videos here, more than 100 days of protests, often violent. does the president think the mayor of that city and the governor of the state have handled the hundred days of protests and riots in portland properly? >> jake: you said does the president believe that? doom in the vice president. >> chris: if i said that i meant vice president biden. >> jake: vice president biden believes that the single biggest difference between success and failure with respect to safety in these communities has been donald trump, not the local leadership. it has been donald trump pouring gasoline on the fire and causing more damage, more wreckage, more division, more violence,
inciting his supporters for example to drive convoys of the street, firing paintball and spraying pepper spray on protesters. that's what joe biden wants to stop. >> chris: jake, it's up to the mayor took all of the police force. the governor to call out the national guard. don't they bear some responsibility for the hundred days? can you really say it's president trump in washington was calling all the protests -- more important in failing to stop the protests. >> jake: of course responsibility lodges at every level of government, local, state, et cetera, but chris, here's the important point. if there were democratic mayors and a democratic governor in portland and in portland and oregon when joe biden was vice president and you didn't see this happening. joe biden and barack obama protected federal property without having to send in militias. joe biden and barack obama cut the violent crime rate by 15% in
this country without inciting more lawlessness and more chaos and more violence on the streets. so the real difference in what we are seeing today is a difference in leadership in the white house that chooses to inflame every situation rather than try to calm them down. >> chris: the coronavirus, the fact that -- [indiscernible]. don't you think the fact that we fed george floyd and reaction of that, don't you think that's played a role in it? again, could you really blame all this on president trump? >> jake: of course. of course. the point that i'm making is that at a moment like this in a crisis moment like this, the single most important thing we need from the white house is an effort to reduce tension, to calm the situation down, to call out violence wherever it comes from and frankly, donald trump has simply been unwilling to call out -- joe biden has said whether it's from the left or right violence is wrong.
donald trump has been too scared to do that because he doesn't want to take on his own people. i'm not sitting here saying that every last aspects of this falls at the feet of the white house, of course not. but what i am saying is that one of the biggest differences between how things operated under the obama-biden administration and how they operate in donald trump's america is that we have leadership in the white house that is pouring gasoline on the fire rather than trying to bring a significant amount of progress towards greater safety in our communities. >> chris: jake him a thank you, thanks for your time this sunday, please come back. up next, we will bring in our sunday group to discuss that new fox national bowl as we countdown the final seven weeks to election day. ♪ (stasha vo) i really don't remember not being able to braid. [laughs.] (stasha vo) i used to braid my brother's hair, my sister's hair, neighbor's hair. (stasha vo) when everything shut down, i thought, "you know what? people have been asking for online classes for the longest."
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findings. joe biden is leading among women, suburban voters, seniors and minorities. president trump support comes from men, whites, rural voters and veterans. to drill down on all of this, it's time now for our sunday group. fox news senior political analyst brit hume, polster kristen soltis anderson, and former democratic congresswoman, jane harman, director of the wilson center. kristen, as the professional polster in this group, i'm going to start with you. when you look at the new fox poll, and especially the internals, which groups support which candidates, what issues they trust them more on, where is this race right now? >> if you're a democrat, you have to be feeling and unsettling sense of deja vu that ultimately a rather have your candidate be up and down, so biden plus five is not bad news for democrats, but it certainly does feel like this is not a race that is over yet. when i look at the internals, those numbers that you just showed on the screen, to covertly stick out to me. one is the numbers among seniors. this is the group that president trump won by seven
points four years ago but it's clear that the virus has taken its toll on president trump's standing with the screw. with biden up by 9 among seniors, that's a really big swing look the other number that really stands out to me is trumps standing among hispanic supporters. in 2016, trump only won 28% of hispanic voters. so getting all the way up to 41% has certainly got to be making him feel a little more comfortable in states like arizona and florida, where you do have a large hispanic population. >> chris: let's go back to the internals in the polls on issues and where voters feel in their trust. voters trust biden to do a better job on the coronavirus and race by a wide margin despite the president's focus on law and order, the two candidates are basically tied there. the one big issue were trump leads is the economy. britt, what does that tell you about the state of the lease at this point, 51 days before
election day, to the degree that election day matters anymore? >> well, i think the economy of course will be a major issue in one of the president, despite the fact that we are in this severe recession caused by the virus and the lockdowns, the fact that he's still has elites there shows -- a lead there, will certainly help him. i think, chris, what this overall poll shows is the race overall nationally has tightened to some extent. that's good for trumpet most of the other numbers in this bowl are not good for him and suggest to me at least that he needs to campaign more effectively as he did in the closing days of the campaign in 2016 where he sharpened has focus, stopped the twitter stuff, campaigned hard in the key battleground states and pulled out the election. this is another election where he will need to pull it out. >> chris: the big story, i think we all agree this week and we will see how long it lasts and with the velocity with which
we consume is, bob woodward's new book and the revelation that in hours of a private taped interviews president trump was talking more pessimistically, a much greater sense of urgency about the coronavirus and saying to woodward that he was playing it down. here's part of the conversation between the president and woodward and then how both candidates reacted after it became public. take a look. >> i wanted to always play it down. i still like playing it down. because i don't want to create a panic. >> as the british government advised the british people in the face of world war ii, keep calm and carry on. that's what i did. >> while this deadly disease ripped through our nation, he failed to do his job on purpose. it was a life-and-death betrayal of the american people. >> chris: congresswoman, how damaging do you think the revelations in the woodward book are to president trump's chanc
chances? >> well, as i recall, winston churchill told the truth to the british people and had a plan to resist and overcome the enormous onslaught of the nazis and ultimately was triumphant. frank and roosevelt had a plan . i think the woodward book is pretty devastating. there is a lead story in "the washington post" today that says the charm is wearing off and i think if the virus infects as many people as it's predicted to infect in the next few months, that a lot of these folks were showing up at potential spreader events like the trump rallies are going to reconsider whether they have been led down a path that's hurting their families and ultimately hurting the economy. >> chris: brit, we, you and i, have certainly seen this before with presidents where we find out that they are saying one thing in public and another thing in private and to add to
that in this particular case we have the president's own conversations on tape. how big a deal? >> well, it's a pretty big deal for the moment. i'm not sure that it won't blow over in time. a lot will depend on the course of the coronavirus, it seems to me, you know, the overall numbers are trending down, that could change, as we all know, but chris, this whole episode is an illustration of what i think is a critical factor here, which is the president gets himself in political trouble continually, not so much by the actions he takes and doesn't take, but by the stuff he says and if you look at the record on this, while he's allegedly playing down the coronavirus and perhaps indeed he did, he did take quite a lot of actions. you know, steve cortes outlined some of them earlier. there was a lot of things done. you've got governor cuomo in new york complaining about this but he did a lot for the state of new york and many other places as well, so while he was saying things that are easily criticized, he was doing a lot
and for joe by net others to claim that he didn't do anything and all that is nonsense. but once again we have this situation where the stuff he says gets him into trouble and obscures the stuff he does. a problem for him. >> chris: kristin, i don't know if you've got any polling so far on this incident, but i'm sure you've seen polling in the past where we find out that a candidate or an incumbent says one thing in public and then we find out they set another thing in private. how damaging is that? how seriously do voters take that? >> i'm normally skeptical that anecdotes from books that get read very widely within the beltway will ultimately move the minds of those key swing voters that this election will hinge on, but in this particular case, i actually think there's a chance that this moment could have an effect because as you noted, trump is doing quite well in polls on the economy, but he is still not trusted by enough voters on his handling of the virus and for the entire last
six months he's had the argument to say look, i was operating on the information that i had, the scientific consensus is changing, i was doing the best i can with the information i had, and this really undercuts that. it's him sort of saying i did have information early on that this virus is very serious and yet nonetheless, it's not just about actions. in a situation like this, the president's words really do matter, to inspire a nation to take personal and private action to help curb a virus as well, so it does matter that he was out downplaying the virus and not being completely forthright with the american people. i do think there's a chance that this will prevent him from being able to recover very much from those numbers on the lack of trust in him to handle covid and less miraculously we are able to see this virus disappear in the next couple of weeks. >> chris: kristen, you heard brit, who's basically saying be more disciplined, make the points that you need to make and don't yet into unnecessary and extraneous fights. what advice beyond that would
you give to president trump if you were advising him? how does he turn this race around in the next seven weeks? >> i think he needs to be very clear about what another four years of a trump presidency would look like. initially, when he ran for president, it was very clear. he had a slogan, "make america great again," certain policy proposals he wanted to advance. could be boiled down to things like "build the wall." we don't really have that much at this time. we have a sense that he will keep doing a lot of what he's arty been doing but when you have things like a right track wrong track number were only three in ten americans think we are on the right track, you do need to give a sense of what the next four years will look like. i don't think he's done that very clearly and i think he needs to do more. >> chris: congresswoman, flip side of that, what does joe biden need to do to hold onto this phrase, and can he continue to maintain such a light campaign schedule? president trump is all over the west and southwest over the next three days. the vice president is off the
campaign trail and he's not really engaging much with reporters. your advice to the vice president to >> as i said earlier, going to events where people don't wear masks that could be spreader events is pretty dangerous at a time where wearing masks is crucial when we are going to curb this virus, which is in trump's interest before the election. back to biden, i think he has a brilliant economic message. he hasn't made the sale yet but the economic message is build back better, and he is traveling, consistent with appropriate health advice. i don't think it makes sense to send different messages in a rally with people with no masks and then to your health advisors. so i applaud the way biden is handling this. he's got to show energy, but i think on the economy, the message that he has is going to bridge from moderate to libera liberal's and that's the tent he has to build in order to win and i think at the moment things are
greatly in his favor. >> chris: all right, panel, thank you all, see you next sunday. up next, football is back, but with some big changes. we will talk with play-by-play legend who will be guiding fans through this one-of-a-kind season. we will be right back with fox sports' joe buck. ♪ i'm hector. i'm a delivery operations manager in san diego, california.
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♪ >> chris: this is opening sunday of the nfl's 101st season but you will notice some big changes as little league tackles the pandemic and joins the growing national conversation about rac. earlier i sat down with joe buck to discuss what fans can expect on the gridiron this fall.1ith e l>> chris: joe, it's great to talk to an even greater to talk to you about football. le>> chris: jostart, however, wh covid, because 24 of the 32 teams are not going to allow fans in the . at ow
what impact do you think that will have on the feel of the games and on>> chris: jos well y the eel o? >> joe: yeah, you and i could do a seminar on this. i think theill have the eel di home will be largely what people are d,d tocovid, bwe can sweeten the audio, we can addevh wher crowd noise, it's got to be done well. i think the issue is on the
field, for again that i'm doing later today, you've got a tampa bay buccaneers team with tom brady making his buccaneers debut on the road in new orleans, which is one of the toughest places to play. i mean, it gets crazy down there and for an offense trying to figure it out, if you can't hear, that's a big factor, so i think there's a competitive disadvantage, if you will, for the saints, because they don't have that. the nfl is allowing teams in their own stadiums to pump up the crowd noise level to 75 decibels, which is well below where these stadiums are when they're going crazy, so it's a bit of a for brady and the bucs to go on the road and play the saints. i think that's the only issue that really is at play here, because for you at home on tv, i think we will make it sound like you're used to hearing the nfl on fox. >> chris: well, you have put your finger right on the big story line of the season i think. most people would agree. if tom brady going for the patriots to the tampa bay buccaneers, you calling the game today against the saints. how do you think brady is going to do on a new team, and can he turn around a franchise, i checked it out, that has finished last in the nfc south seven of the last nine years? >> joe: they haven't been to the playoffs for 12 seasons. i think is going to play great.
we had a chance to talk to him on friday. he sounds like a kid, and we talked to him plenty over the years. i think it was just time for him, certainly not for patriots fans, but time for him to move on and to go to tampa bay -- he's smart. the reason he picked the buccaneers, which seemed at the time like this team that was off the board, how could he go to tampa bay? they were loaded. they've got a good offensive line, they've got terrific pro bowl receivers. terrific tight ends and they brought rob gronkowski back and he told us he is all in and he's playing like a kid again and i think the tampa bay buccaneers collectively, they will be a team that will get to the postseason this year and really i believe be a threat to make it to the super bowl, which by the way, is going to be played in their home stadium, super bowl lv, down in
tampa bay, florida. >> chris: we are going to mark this tape, joe. if they end up, the tampa bay buccaneers, in the super bowl, i promise you we will play this tape next february. the other big story line besides to be 15, besides tom brady, is the issue of race in the nfl has made a real about-face. they now say that players can protest peacefully, respectfully during the playing of the national anthem. they will have antiracist slogans in the end zone, people can put them on the back of their helmets. why do you think the nfl and the owners decided to make a pretty sizable change? >> joe: because it was time. it's time for 2020 to make that change, but i think this has been something that has been brewing since colin kaepernick took a knee. now i think the conversation is entirely different.
with what's going on during the calendar year of 2020. i think it's a necessary conversation for people within the nfl to have. it's the right thing to do. i think these players more and more are finding their voice to try to force change in society and so good for them. as we do these games, the question always becomes how much time do you have in the game to really cover what's going on? let's say during the national anthem or before the game, you have to cover it, it should be covered, it should be talked about, and then you go back to the next play. it's going to be in the end zone, one of them being "end racism." it doesn't get much more simple than that, and it will be there on your television today and all season long and in my opinion, rightly so. >> chris: i've got about 15 seconds left, i know this is an abc slogan, but are you ready for some football, joe?
>> joe: [laughs] i am ready, man. i've never been more excited to go back into a broadcast booth, cover a game come into started -- he's only going to make his debut once as a buc and i'm glad this buck is going to be standing there watching him in new orleans. >> chris: joe buck, the big game of the week on fox today in a production for the super bowl. we will hold you to it. joe, thanks so much. >> joe: thanks, chris, good to talk to you. >> chris: up next, our "power player of the week." this week, the newest presidential memorial opens here in washington. we will give you a first look. as a co hriving, but then... oh. ah. okay. plan, pivot. how do you bounce back? you don't, you bounce forward, with serious and reliable internet. powered by the largest gig speed network in america. but is it secure? sure it's secure. and even if the power goes down,
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senator pat roberts on the legacy of president, general, and yes, proud kansan, dwight eisenhower, who will be honored this week with the opening of this memorial in washington. roberts helped lead the effort. it's just the seventh monument or memorial to a president in the nation's capital, placing ike alongside lincoln, jefferson, and washington. the memorial celebrates eisenhower's role as supreme allied commander, giving the order on d-day. >> you have the president talking to the airborne heroes that went in, and that was the famous picture of saying "let's go." >> chris: on the other side, a statue of ike as president, a war hero determined to keep the peace. >> the only answer to the regime that wages total full war is to wage total peace. >> we had eight years of prosperity, that's whatever buddy hopes we can deceive, and very few presidents do that and it takes very strong leadership to do it.
>> chris: congress approved the memorial back in 1999, but it took years for the eisenhower family and famed architect frank gary to agree on a design. in congressional hearings, eisenhower's granddaughter said the focus on ike's childhood missed the point. >> the eisenhower our nation wants to celebrate is not a dreamy boy, but a real man who faced unthinkable choices, took personal responsibility, and did his duty with modesty and humility. >> chris: and they didn't like a huge metal tapestry, which was supposed to show the kansas plains. a former secretary of state james baker helped negotiate a compromise. >> jim called and, how about normandy at peace? >> chris: a signature piece of the memorial now shows the cliff's u.s. soldiers took on d-day. it's especially impressive at night. do you honestly, do you like the memorial, or are you just happy that something was built while
members of the greatest generation are still around? >> both, probably. it's like legislation. you know, you finally vote for a bill. it's not the best possible bill, it's the best bill possible. >> chris: the memorial is on prime real estate across from the air and space museum. roberts hopes that will draw schoolchildren to take in one of the key lessons from eisenhower's life. they go from a small town america, a youngster from a great family and then west poind then the rest is history. it's just a tribute, really, to young people to really set their goals high and try to achieve it. >> chris: the eisenhower memorial will be dedicated on thursday and it opens to the public friday. and that's it for today, have a great week, and we will see you next "fox news sunday." ♪ we're living in uncertain times, but as californians we'll get through this together.
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