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i inherited a mess. i turn on the tv, open the newspapers and see stories of chaos, chaos. the leaks are real. the news is fake. the tone is such hatred. i'm really not a bad person. >> a press conference unlike any other from the commander in chief. what it reveals about the direction of our nation. overnight, passenger jets from frontier and southwest clip wings in phoenix. a major recall for parents with toddlers. and, the catch of the day. "early today" starts now. happy friday to you, i'm frances
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politics, the headlines tell it all. the press conference dominate the news on everything from the scandal and race and religion in america. first, the pick to replace mike flynn turned down the offer. vice admiral robert harwood telling the associated press, it's purely a personal issue. it's after he tapped alexander acosta to serve as nominee for the labor department. it came during the first solo of his administration. a joist with the media showing shades of his campaign freestyle. >> reporter: it wauz news conference like no other. >> i turn on the tv and see stories of chaos, chaos. yet, it is the exact opposite. this administration
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like a fine tuned machine. >> reporter: in a firy 1:17, the president telling his accomplishments and lashing out, trying to reset after a chaotic start to his presidency. >> i inherited a mess. it's a mess. the tone is such hatred. i'm really not a bad person, by the way. no, but the tone is such, i do get good ratings, you have to admit that. the tone is such hate red. >> reporter: for the first time, addressing why he fired mike flynn, who misled the vice president about the sanctions with russia. >> mike flynn is a fine person. i asking for his resignation. he respectfully gave it. he is a man who, there was a certain amount of information given to vice president pence, who is with us today. i was not happy with the way that information was given. >> did you direct mike flynn to discuss
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russian ambassador. >> no, i dnd. no, i didn't. i fired him because of what he said to mike pence. >> i didn't direct him, but i would have because that's his job. >> reporter: pressed on whether anyone had contact with the russians. >> we had a very good talk. i had nothing to do with russia. to the best of my knowledge, no person did. >> reporter: blaming the ouster on leakers. >> i have actually called the justice department to look into the leaks. they are criminal leaks. they are put out by people either in agencies. i think you will see it stopping because now we have our people. >> reporter: he may have caused more confusion chen asked about the latest round of leaks. >> the leaks are absolutely real. the news is fake because so much of the news is fake. >> reporter: he didn't say whether he would react to provocations by russia, but the
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reset in a jarring response. >> if we can get along with russia, that's a positive thing. the greatest thing i could do is shoot that ship out of the water. everyone is going to say, oh, it's so great. it's not great. that's not great. >> reporter: the news conference started with the president listing successes, creating jobs, starting the process of building a law, enacting an order on extreme vetting and others. >> in each of these actions, i'm keeping my promise to the people. >> reporter: the president won't let the election go boasting about his electoral win talking about the largest since ronald reagan despite that obama and george w. bush beat him. there was a discussion about race and religion in america. the president asked whether he will work with the black
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meeting? >> no, no, no. >> are they friends of yours? set up the meeting. >> reporter: pressed about the up tick in hate crime directed at the jewish community. >> i am the least antismetic person you have seen in your life. number two, racism. >> reporter: the president defiant until the very end. >> we live in a divided nation. i'm going to try, i will do everything i can within my power to fix that. >> thanks to kristen welker for that report. >> new developments on the temporary immigration ban. the panel that upheld the suspension deciding not to reargue the case. that's after the government said a new executive order is coming next week. the president intended to rescind the order and replace it with a new, substantially revised one
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constitutional c revised order didn't stop thousands of demonstrators across the country in a day without immigrant protest. demonstrators marching in response to the policies including the crackdown of the sanction ware cities and of course the temporary travel ban. developing overnight, a scary moment for airline passengers in phoenix. two planes collided ott the taxi way. the frontier airlines was backing autoof the gate when the wing clipped a southwest flight. this photo showed some damage after the accident. the plane shook a bit when it happened and passengers had to stay on board until pictures were taken. no one was hurt and frontier was able to accommodate everyone on the aircraft. a massacre may have been avoided after benjamin was
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he was planning a violent white supremacist attack. the target, a myrtle beach synagogue. he complained about it on facebook, ranting about jews, the white race and dylan roof. he complained of planning an attack by roof. he was convicted in december of murder of nine black church members. he was charged for illegal possession of a firearm during undercover sting operation. a detention hearing is scheduled for tuesday. the clinton's made a public appearance in new york city at a special preview event for a pbs documentary. they presented them with a plaque of a poem read at the inauguration in 1993. earlier, she attended the unveiling of a commemorative stampor
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renta. she praised his immigrant background. >> what a fitting person to be chosen by our postal service, mentioned, by the way, in the constitution something we should all read and reread in today's times. >> perhaps not to subtle dig at the current administration. still ahead, jimmy fallon's take on trump's press conference. we have the best for you. the west coast waiting for a deluge. what can we expect today, bonnie? >> it is cold and blustery in new england. 14 degrees in boston, 7 in binghampton. things are going to change. most of the country dealing with a big, february thaw. a warm up where temperatures are climbing to 30 degrees above normal. for today, we are looking at really warm conditions. ke
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things off to the west. that's where we are watching for lots of rain. we have 22 million people at risk in california. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. here is a closer look at the day ahead. temperatures are very cold in syracuse. 31 degrees. in the 20s in northern new england. milder to the west. that's a sign of things to come. 68 in omaha and des moines. that milder air will work to the east. all eyes are westward, frances, as the big storm hits l.a. >> maybe. tough for us. tough for people headed that way, bonnie, thank you. impressive reflexes on display. an employee catches a toddler with one hand after he fell off the counter. there's a celebration with a thumbs up. he credited sky diving training for the
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warning from police who are trying to catch the person responsible for a long list of armed robberies. friday at this time of morning are when most of the crimes take place. who the gunman is targeting. >> democrats pull another all nighter. a look at what democrats are trying to stop and whether they stand a chance. >> and a metro board shakeup. the proposal that could change who oversees the agency who has been criticized for some of the system's problems. good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> happy friday. made it to the end of the week. >> sure did.
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long weekend coming up. our team is working first to help you through the day. we'll start with meteorologist chuck belle and sheena parveen. what do you have guys? >> it's still early. i'm glad we made it to actually friday after all this talk of friday eve and practice friday like we had yesterday. >> it's here. we made it. so i had my doubts for a while but it's a fantastic start to the weekend, think. >> i would totally agree. mostly clear sky for us. there is this ripple in the atmosphere wringing out some snow showers but that is not coming in our direction. we're completely dry across the area this morning. so for your friday, plenty cold this morning but without the wind blowing it's not that bad of a day to be outside. full sunshine coming our way this afternoon. temperatures getting back above average and the weekend, two out of the three days will not o
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talking about the cold start this morning though, here's sheena. >> as we go through the weekend we are talking about those unseasonably warm temperatures like chuck just mentioned and we're going to be running 20 degrees above normal for this time of the year so you have the three-day weekend, enjoy it. the weather is going to be cooperative whatever you're doing except for the small chance of showers over the weekend. 30 degrees in the district. 24 dulles, 25 degrees gaithersburg and as we go through the morning we'll be sunny so temperatures will start to jump up into the 30s for much of the area. we do have a crash this morning though. >> too early especially on a friday morning. the ramp to the inner loop, a report of a crash there. police just getting to the scene so not too many details. inner and outerop
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you can see no big issues there. northbound 295 there at benning road work zone. from 70 down to the spur you're on time. going to take you 26 minutes. we are watching the senate right now. democrats staying up all night again. >> this time they're hoping to block trump's nominee to lead the epa. >> it is another late night for democrats opposing president trump's pick to lead the epa. oklahoma attorney general scott pruitt. these are live pictures. dems in the senate still at it at this hour. the hash tag hold the floor is trending in our area as well. >> but that's why i'm here tonight. that's why i am opposing him because i put the needs of our children, the needs of our
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environment, the needs of our national security in front of the needs of the bio fuel industry. >> even with all this, pruitt is expected to be confirmed later today. democrats are a minority in the senate. 48-52. back to you. >> thank you. the man aftto replace micha flynn said no to becoming the national security advisor. general mike flynn was forced to resign after admitting he had misled the vice president about phone calls with the russian am da -- ambassador. keith kellogg after retiring he worked for two defense contractors. now, next is a familiar name, retired


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