News Wrap: Supreme Court allows new asylum policy to take effect


AMNA NAWAZ: Democrats in the U.S. House of
Representatives have taken another tentative step towards impeaching President Trump. They set out ground rules today, amid questions
about how ready they are to go further. White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor
has our report. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Today, Democrats insisted,
no matter what you call the process, the possibility of impeaching President Trump is still on
their minds. REP. JERROLD NADLER (D-NY): Some call this process
an impeachment inquiry. Some call it an impeachment investigation. There is no legal difference between these
terms, and I no longer care to argue about the nomenclature. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: In a party-line vote, the
House Judiciary Committee passed a resolution setting rules for future impeachment investigation
hearings. They allow committee staff to question witnesses
for an hour. They also let the president’s lawyers respond
to testimony only in writing. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler says the move
was an important step to an effective impeachment investigation of President Trump. REP. JERROLD NADLER: Let me clear up any remaining
doubt: The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy. We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: But House Republicans called
the resolution a political scheme. REP. GUY RESCHENTHALER (R-PA): So which is it? Are you starting an impeachment proceeding
or not? Is this just more smoke and mirrors so you
can appease the far left? REP. DAVID CICILLINE (D-RI): Will the gentleman
yield, so he can answer his question? REP. GUY RESCHENTHALER: I yield. REP. DAVID CICILLINE: So, the answer is, yes, we’re
engaged in an impeachment investigation. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: California Republican Tom
McClintock added this: REP. TOM MCCLINTOCK (R-CA): I dare you to do it. In fact, I double-dog-dare you to do it. Have the House vote on those 18 words, and
then go at it. Why won’t you do that? It’s because you want to give the illusion
of impeachment without the reality of it. YAMICHE ALCINDOR: Afterwards, Nadler said
the panel would be calling former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski to testify next
week. The White House has blocked some testimony
from other Trump associates. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Yamiche Alcindor. AMNA NAWAZ: The Trump administration began
enforcing a new asylum policy today, after the U.S. Supreme Court allowed it to take
effect nationwide. The change effectively bars most Central American
migrants at the U.S. southern border. They first have to seek asylum in a country
they passed through. Immigration activists denounced the court
order as a death sentence for thousands. And Mexico’s foreign secretary also deplored
the ruling. MARCELO EBRARD, Mexican Foreign Minister (through
translator): The court’s decision is astonishing in the impact that it is going to have, a
court of the United States. So what do we have to do? Create alternatives, so people do not have
to take on those risks. We are concerned about that. AMNA NAWAZ: President Trump tweeted that the
high court’s order was a big win. But it is also temporary, pending the ultimate
outcome of the legal battle over the policy. The Environmental Protection Agency announced
plans today to revoke an Obama era regulation on protecting wetlands and small streams. The agency said extending federal authority
beyond large bodies of water amounted to a — quote — “power grab.” Environmental groups said the move could threaten
drinking water for millions of people. In the Bahamas, meanwhile, officials cut the
number of missing in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian to 1,300. That’s roughly half the number given a day
earlier. Meanwhile, U.S. officials in Washington announced
$4 million in additional humanitarian aid for the islands, for a total of $10 million
so far. MARK GREEN, USAID Administrator: There’s a
long road ahead. I think it’s very clear that the U.S., both
private sector, charitable, for-profit and the public sector, stands with the people
of the Bahamas, and we’re there to help out. And we will be there for some time. AMNA NAWAZ: The hurricane did an estimated
$7 billion in damage across the Bahamas. Forecasters are tracking another tropical
system in the Caribbean. It could bring heavy new rain to the Bahamas
by tomorrow. Back in this country, the U.S. Department
of Education blasted Chicago’s public schools for mishandling sexual abuse claims. A department investigation found what it called
— quote — “tragic and inexcusable problems” in the nation’s third largest school district. The district has been ordered to overhaul
its system for handling student complaints to comply with federal law. Virginia’s lieutenant governor, Justin Fairfax,
sued CBS today for defamation, asking for $400 million in damages. The network had aired interviews with two
women who accused Fairfax of sexual assault. He denied the allegations, and says CBS failed
to properly investigate and fact-check their stories. The network says it stands by its reporting. Initial findings in a scuba boat fire off
Southern California shows all six crew members were asleep when flames broke out early on
September 2. The National Transportation Safety Board reported
today on the blaze that killed 34 people. That came as the burned-out hulk was raised
to the water’s surface. The NTSB says it found no mechanical or electrical
problems that started the fire. The governing body of college sports is sounding
the alarm over a move in California to let student athletes hire agents and sign endorsements. State lawmakers gave final approval last night
to a bill allowing exactly that. The NCAA says it would give California schools
an unfair recruiting advantage, and it warns they could be banned from some competitions. The group is urging Governor Gavin Newsom
to veto the measure. And on Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial
average gained 45 points to close at 27182. The Nasdaq rose 24 points, and the S&P 500
added eight.

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I APPRECIATE IT.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE>>MY OTHER PANELISTS STAY AS WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE BRING IN ONE OTHER THING THAT WE ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. ABSOLUTELY HAD TO GET TO. THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS THIS TRUMP CONTROVERSY THAT IS BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. BEING CALLED SHARPIE GATE. IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH IT BEGINS THIS VERY MORNING WITH DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO DONALD TRUMP SPEAKING TO REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY REPORTERS ABOUT AN ADMITTEDLY SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A SERIOUS TOPIC HOLDING UP A POSTER. POSTER. SO FAR SO GOOD. SO FAR SO GOOD. THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S THEN PEOPLE NOTICED BECAUSE IT’S A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING A PUBLIC PRESS EVENT SOMETHING WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. WEIRD THAT YOU SEE ON THE MAP. IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN IT APPEARED SOMEONE DREW ON AN EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS EXTRA PART TO MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE IF ALABAMA MIGHT ALSO BE IN THE STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. STORM’S PATH WHICH IT WASN’T. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. YOU SEE IT RIGHT HERE. THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART THIS IS THE IMPORTANT PART BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH BECAUSE THAT EXTRA LINE WHICH APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE APPEARS TO BE DRAWN IN A SHARPIE MARKER. MARKER. NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE NOTICE IT DOESN’T MATCH THE UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR UNDERLYING WHITE LINE USED FOR THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE THE PATH OF THE STORM AND THE CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS CONTEXT IS AS PETTY AS IT IS EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE EMBARRASSING BECAUSE PEFS HAMHE HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN HAMMERED FOR AN ERROR OF HIS OWN MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT MAKING WHICH HE CLAIMED MIGHT HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY HIT ALABAMA WHICH WAS SO FLATLY WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO WRONG, THERE WAS NO WAY TO DEFEND IT. DEFEND IT. GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO GOVERNMENT FORECASTERS HAD TO COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN COME OUT AND CORRECT THEIR OWN SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. SUPERVISOR, THE PRESIDENT. WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHO ALTERED THE MAP? WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE WHY DID THEY USE A BLACK SHARPIE INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT INSTEAD OF A WHITE LINE THAT MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? MIGHT LOOK MORE REALISTIC? I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS I CAN’T TELL YOU WE KNOW AT THIS TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE TIME BUT I CAN GIVE YOU THE EVIDENCE. EVIDENCE. WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN WE NO THE PRESIDENT HAS AN AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. AFFINITY FOR THE SHARPIE MARKER. HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL HE USES THEM TO SIGN OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS. HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE HE USES THEM FOR NOTES BEFORE HE SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM SPEAKS PUBLICLY AND HE USES THEM EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED EVEN TO WRITE THICKLY WORDED ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND ANGRY NOTES TO REPORTERS AND COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE COLUMNIST EVEN UNDERLYING THE WORDS. WORDS. YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO YOU SEE RACIST A NOTE HE SENT TO THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN THE WASHINGTON POST JONATHAN CAPEHART. CAPEHART. HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT HE LIKES SHARPIES SO MUCH IT CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN CAME UP AS A TOPIC IN AN INTERVIEW HE DID. INTERVIEW HE DID.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE.>>THAT’S A SHARPIE. I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER I SAY THIS WRITES MUCH BETTER AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS AND THIS COSTS ALMOST NOTHING AS THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. THE PEN IS EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE. I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE I CALLED UP THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN AND I SAID DO ME A FAVOR, CAN YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE YOU MAKE THE PEN IN BLACK, MAKE IT LOOK RICH. IT LOOK RICH. THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR THEY SAID WE CAN PUT YOUR SIGNATURE ON. SIGNATURE ON. THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE RIGHT THERE. THERE. THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING THIS COSTS PRACTICALLY NOTHING AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY AND THE OTHER ONE WAS IMMENSELY EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. EXPENSIVE AND YOU GIVE THEM OUT. MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANYTHING IT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT WRITES WELL SO IT WORKS OUT GOOD. GOOD. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THIS A COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S COMMERCIAL FOR SHARPIE BUT IT’S A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY A COMMERCIAL ON SAVING MONEY TOO. TOO.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE’S SO MUCH THERE. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. THERE ARE MANY PROBLEMS. DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY DONALD TRUMP TOUTING HE DID TRY TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT TO REACH OUT THE FOLKS AT SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE SHARPIE TO GET A PERSONALIZE PEN. PEN. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ALSO YOU’RE THE PRESIDENT. ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE ANY WAY, WHAT IS SERIOUS HERE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FOOTAGE IS WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WHETHER THAT EXTRA LOOPING LINE WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF WAS DRAWN BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO THE UNITED STATES IN A LIE TO DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID DEFEND A GAFFE HE MADE THAT DID HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO HAVE SECURITY IMPLICATIONS TO MAKE UP FOR IT. MAKE UP FOR IT.>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A>>IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE A SHARPIE. SHARPIE.>>I DON’T KNOW.>>I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW.>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT>>ELENORE, THE THING IS I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR. TO BE VERY CLEAR. THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE THE SERIOUS PART IS THE ERROR HE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE MADE WHICH THE WEATHER SERVICE HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN HAD TO CORRECT AND WE’VE BEEN COVERING THAT. COVERING THAT. THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE THE RIDICULOUS PART IS THE SHARPIE GATE. SHARPIE GATE. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS VERY 2019 STORY? 2019 STORY?>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING>>I WANT TO LAUGH BUT SOMETHING INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT INSIDE IS TELLING ME, DO NOT LAUGH. LAUGH. HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT HE MUCKED WITH A WEATHER REPORT THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR THAT HAD REAL CONSEQUENCES FOR PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THAT STORM WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO ARE ON HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT. WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS WHO TAKE EVERY WORD HE SAYS SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE SERIOUSLY AND ALABAMA IS A STATE THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS THAT WENT FOR HIM BY HUMONGOUS NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD NUMBER OF POINTS BUT WHY WOULD HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. HE WANT TO INCLUDE ALABAMA. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. THERE’S NO POLITICAL REASON. I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING I THINK HE JUST WASN’T PAYING ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS ATTENTION OR HE DOESN’T KNOW HIS GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE GEOGRAPHY AND HE SAID IT AND HE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE CANNOT ADMIT ANY KIND OF MISTAKE EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. EVEN AN HON MISEST MISTAKE. HEE HEE HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING HE’S NOW DOUBLING AND TRIPLING AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. AND KWAUQUADRUPLEING. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS. WHATEVER THEY DO IN GYMNASTICS.>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION>>YOU ALMOST GET THE IMPRESSION THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT THIS IS SOMEONE WHO DOES A LOT OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN. OF CROSS WORD PUZZLE IN PEN.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>I DON’T THINK SO.>>MARIA.>>MARIA.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP.>>DOWNLOAD THE APP. THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS HE IS POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH POTENTIALLY DIVERTING MUCH NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL NEEDED RESOURCES TO THE ACTUAL VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING VICTIMS NOT ONLY ALSO CREATING POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN POTENTIAL CHAOS FOR PEOPLE IN ALABAMA. ALABAMA. LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU LEGALLY, BY LAW, WHEN YOU MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, MISREPRESENT WEATHER REPORTS, THAT’S A CRIME. THAT’S A CRIME. I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT I WONDER IF THE DEMOCRATS MIGHT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT FIND GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER SINCE HE KEPT REPEATING IT OVER AND OVER. AND OVER. I GIST. I GIST. I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS HE CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND CAN’T ADMIT WHEN HE’S WRONG AND WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WHEN YOU HAVE LEADERSHIP, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADMIT WHEN YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE YOU’RE WRONG SO WHEN YOU MAKE MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR MISTAKE, PEOPLE TAKE YOUR CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN CONFIDENCE IN SAYING THAT WAS AN ERROR. ERROR. I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT I HAD A SLIP OF THE TONGUE BUT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE SURE THAT THE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO FLORIDA. GOING TO FLORIDA. THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH THAT THEY ARE GOING TO NORTH CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE CAROLINA AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO HE DOESN’T HAVE THE GRACE TO DO THAT. THAT.>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING>>THIS ALSO GOES TO SOMETHING WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN WE KNOW FROM BEING PRACTICED IN REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH REPORTING AND JOURNALISM WHICH IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. IS THIS IS WHAT WE’RE SEEING. THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT THIS IS THE CLUMSY PUBLIC EFFORT WITH THE SHARPIE. WITH THE SHARPIE. HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS HOW MANY TIMES ARE SERIOUS SECURITY PEAIECES BEING SECURITY PEAIECES BEING COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. COMPROMISED IN PRIVATE SETTINGS. I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THIS. THIS. IT’S A QUICK ONE. IT’S A QUICK ONE.>>ALL RIGHT.>>ALL RIGHT.>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL>>DID THE BLACK SHARPIE FOOL YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK YOU AT ANY POINT OR DID IT LOOK DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE DIFFERENT ENOUGH FROM THE WHITE LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN? LINE THAT YOU WERE NOT TAKEN IN?>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING>>YOU KNOW, I WASN’T PAYING THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE THAT CLOSE BUT IF YOU GET CLOSE TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU TO THE TELEVISION SCREEN AND YOU LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN LOOK AT IT, YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN OBVIOUS ADDITION. OBVIOUS ADDITION. THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO THE PRESS POINTED IT OUT SO QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED QUICKLY THAT I FELT I DISCOVERED IT MYSELF. IT MYSELF.>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN>>WELL, SOMETIMES PEOPLE IN OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE OFFICE, IN ALL PARTS HUMILIATE THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THIS MAY BE ONE OF THOSE TIMES. THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A THE FACT CHECK DIDN’T REQUIRE A TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS TON OF TIME OR EFFORT AS LONG AS YOU COULD SEE.

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>>>AT LEAST 2,500 PEOPLE ARE>>>AT LEAST 2,500 PEOPLE ARE REPORTED MISSING IN THE BAHAMAS REPORTED MISSING IN THE BAHAMAS AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN. AFTER HURRICANE DORIAN. BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS SAID THE LIST BAHAMIAN OFFICIALS SAID THE LIST COULD SHRINK BECAUSE THE NAMES COULD SHRINK BECAUSE THE NAMES HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED AGAINST HAVE NOT BEEN CHECKED AGAINST THOSE STAYING IN SHELTERS. THOSE STAYING IN SHELTERS. AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE ARE CONFIRMED DEAD AS A RESULT OF THE CATEGORY DEAD AS A RESULT OF THE CATEGORY FIVE STORM THAT STRUCK THE FIVE STORM THAT STRUCK THE ISLANDS EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THAT ISLANDS EARLY NEXT WEEK AND THAT NUMBER IS EXECED TO RISE. NUMBER IS EXECED TO RISE. OIL IS NOW CONTAMINATING PART OF OIL IS NOW CONTAMINATING PART OF THE COASTLINE OF THE BAHAMAS THE COASTLINE OF THE BAHAMAS DAYS AFTER A NORWEGIAN COMPANY DAYS AFTER A NORWEGIAN COMPANY REPORTED THE HURRICANE HAD BLOWN REPORTED THE HURRICANE HAD BLOWN THE TOPS OFF OIL STORAGE TANKS THE TOPS OFF OIL STORAGE TANKS ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND. THE OIL COMPANY DISCLOSED THE OIL COMPANY DISCLOSED YESTERDAY THE HOYLE BEEN SPOTTED YESTERDAY THE HOYLE BEEN SPOTTED IN THE OPEN WATERS ALONG THE IN THE OPEN WATERS ALONG THE SAME COAST AS THE TERMINAL AND SAME COAST AS THE TERMINAL AND IT WAS INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN IT WAS INVESTIGATING THE ORIGIN OF THAT SPILL. OF THAT SPILL. GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY WILL TAKE GOVERNMENT SAYS THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF THE SPILL AS SOON AS THE CARE OF THE SPILL AS SOON AS THE TOP PRIORITY, TAKING CARE OF ITS TOP PRIORITY, TAKING CARE OF ITS PEOPLE, HAS BEEN SECURED. PEOPLE, HAS BEEN SECURED. MEANWHILE, THOSE TRYING TO FLEE MEANWHILE, THOSE TRYING TO FLEE THE BAHAMAS CAN COME TO THE THE BAHAMAS CAN COME TO THE UNITED STATES TEMPORARILY BUT UNITED STATES TEMPORARILY BUT WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIVE AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LIVE AND WORK IN THIS CAN’T. WORK IN THIS CAN’T. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD BEEN DEBATING WHETHER TO GIVE BEEN DEBATING WHETHER TO GIVE TEMPORARY PROTECTED STAT TO US TEMPORARY PROTECTED STAT TO US BAHAMIANS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE BAHAMIANS DISPLACED BY HURRICANE DORIAN. DORIAN. BUT AN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL BUT AN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THEY WILL BE TELLS NBC NEWS THEY WILL BE ALLOWED INTO THE U.S. IF THEY ALLOWED INTO THE U.S. IF THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, HAVE THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, BUT WILL NOT BE GRANTED WORK BUT WILL NOT BE GRANTED WORK PERMITS. PERMITS. THE STATUS WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE STATUS WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THEM TO WORK AND LIVE IN THE THEM TO WORK AND LIVE IN THE U.S. UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO RETURN U.S. UNTIL IT IS SAFE TO RETURN HOME. HOME. TEMPORARILY PROTECTED STATUS IS TEMPORARILY PROTECTED STATUS IS CURRENTLY GRANTED TO MORE THAN CURRENTLY GRANTED TO MORE THAN 300,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE 300,000 PEOPLE LIVING IN THE U.S., INCLUDING VICTIMS OF U.S., INCLUDING VICTIMS OF HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE. HAITI’S 2010 EARTHQUAKE. LET’S BRING IN NBC NEWS LET’S BRING IN NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JULIA AINSLIE CORRESPONDENT JULIA AINSLIE WHO’S BEEN COVERING THIS STORY. WHO’S BEEN COVERING THIS STORY. SO, JULIA, WHAT DISTINCTION DOES SO, JULIA, WHAT DISTINCTION DOES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAKE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MAKE IN THIS CASE VERSUS, SAY, THE THIS CASE VERSUS, SAY, THE HAITIAN FOLKS WHO CAME HERE HAITIAN FOLKS WHO CAME HERE AFTER THAT HORRIBLE EARTHQUAKE? AFTER THAT HORRIBLE EARTHQUAKE? WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT AND WHY IS THIS TIME DIFFERENT AND WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE BE GIVEN WHY WON’T THESE PEOPLE BE GIVEN TEMPORARY STATUS? TEMPORARY STATUS?>>SEEMS TO ME IT’S POLITICAL.>>SEEMS TO ME IT’S POLITICAL. YOU LOOK AT THE WAY TEMPORARY YOU LOOK AT THE WAY TEMPORARY STATUS WAS GIVEN IN THE PAST. STATUS WAS GIVEN IN THE PAST. IT WASN’T CARTE BLANCHE TO IT WASN’T CARTE BLANCHE TO EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY, BUT EVERYONE IN THE COUNTRY, BUT THERE WOULD BE A DATE AND TIME. THERE WOULD BE A DATE AND TIME. YOU PICK TODAY, SEPTEMBER 12th YOU PICK TODAY, SEPTEMBER 12th AND SAID ANYONE HERE FROM THE AND SAID ANYONE HERE FROM THE BAHAMAS IS GRANTED TEMPORARY BAHAMAS IS GRANTED TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS. PROTECTED STATUS. ANYONE WHO COMES AFTER THAT WILL ANYONE WHO COMES AFTER THAT WILL NOT BE. NOT BE. THAT’S THE WAY IT’S BEEN DONE IN THAT’S THE WAY IT’S BEEN DONE IN THE PAST. THE PAST. BUT IN THIS CASE THE TRUMP BUT IN THIS CASE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED NOT ADMINISTRATION HAS DECIDED NOT TO GO FORWARD WITH TEMPORARY TO GO FORWARD WITH TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS WITH PEOPLE PROTECTED STATUS WITH PEOPLE FROM THE BAHAMAS WHO WERE FROM THE BAHAMAS WHO WERE LEAVING HURRICANE DORIAN. LEAVING HURRICANE DORIAN. AND IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THIS AND IN LARGE PART BECAUSE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT LIKE. ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT LIKE. THEY HAVE TRIED TO END IT FOR THEY HAVE TRIED TO END IT FOR COUNTLESS OTHER COUNTRIES, SOME COUNTLESS OTHER COUNTRIES, SOME THEY HAVE. THEY HAVE. IT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WHO IT’S SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE FANS OF STEPHEN MILLER HAVE ARE FANS OF STEPHEN MILLER HAVE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST BECAUSE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT IT GIVES PEOPLE THEY THINK THAT IT GIVES PEOPLE TOO LONG TO LIVE HERE. TOO LONG TO LIVE HERE. OFTEN THEY COULD STAY TEN OR 15 OFTEN THEY COULD STAY TEN OR 15 YEARS BECAUSE IT TAKES SO LONG YEARS BECAUSE IT TAKES SO LONG FOR THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO BE FOR THEIR HOME COUNTRIES TO BE DEEMED SAFE. DEEMED SAFE. SO IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS TO BE SO IN THIS CASE IT SEEMS TO BE ROOTED IN THE ADMINISTRATION’S ROOTED IN THE ADMINISTRATION’S BELIEFS ABOUT IMMIGRATION MORE BELIEFS ABOUT IMMIGRATION MORE SO THAN THE ACTUAL CONDITIONS ON SO THAN THE ACTUAL CONDITIONS ON THE GROUND THERE IN THE BAHAMAS. THE GROUND THERE IN THE BAHAMAS.>>JULIA, WHEN YOU WERE HERE A>>JULIA, WHEN YOU WERE HERE A COUPLE DAYS AGO WE WERE TALKING COUPLE DAYS AGO WE WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHAT THE BAHAMIAN PEOPLE WOULD NEED TO COME TO THE UNITED WOULD NEED TO COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND YOU SAID THEY’D HAVE STATES AND YOU SAID THEY’D HAVE TO HAVE A PASSPORT AND THE RIGHT TO HAVE A PASSPORT AND THE RIGHT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION UNDERLINED THAT AGAIN TODAY. UNDERLINED THAT AGAIN TODAY. IS THAT UNUSUAL? IS THAT UNUSUAL? IS THAT SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN IS THAT SOMETHING WE’VE SEEN BEFORE WHERE THE VICTIMS OF BEFORE WHERE THE VICTIMS OF NATURAL DISASTERS WOULD NEED NATURAL DISASTERS WOULD NEED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS JUST TO ARRIVE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS JUST TO ARRIVE HERE? HERE?>>THEY DO NEED TRAVEL>>THEY DO NEED TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, THEY HAVE IN THE DOCUMENTS, THEY HAVE IN THE PAST, BUT OFTEN THERE’S A LOT OF PAST, BUT OFTEN THERE’S A LOT OF COOPERATION WITH THE HOME COOPERATION WITH THE HOME COUNTRY AND WITH CONSULATES IN COUNTRY AND WITH CONSULATES IN ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE GET ORDER TO HELP PEOPLE GET DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY MIGHT DOCUMENTATION THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IN THE NOT BE ABLE TO FIND IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT RUBBLE THAT MIDDLE OF THAT RUBBLE THAT YOU’RE SHOWING THERE ON THE YOU’RE SHOWING THERE ON THE SCREEN. SCREEN.>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT.>>THERE HAS BEEN SOME>>THERE HAS BEEN SOME COOPERATION. COOPERATION. WE UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT WE UNDERSTAND, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT FER THAT I WAS FER THAT I WAS FERRY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP FERRY THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO STOP IN NASSAU, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN IN NASSAU, THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRY TO GET VISAS THERE. ABLE TO TRY TO GET VISAS THERE. THAT FARERY DID NOT COORDINATE THAT FARERY DID NOT COORDINATE WITH AUTHORITIES. WITH AUTHORITIES. BUT IT’S SOMETHING TO KEEP AN BUT IT’S SOMETHING TO KEEP AN EYE ON TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE EYE ON TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO COME HERE. ARE ABLE TO COME HERE. WE DOES UNDERSTAND ABOUT 1500 WE DOES UNDERSTAND ABOUT 1500 PEOPLE AS OF MONDAY WERE ABLE TO PEOPLE AS OF MONDAY WERE ABLE TO COME TO FLORIDA FROM THE COME TO FLORIDA FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY WERE IT’S NOT CLEAR HOW MANY WERE ABLE TO STAY FOR A SIGNIFICANT ABLE TO STAY FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF TIME OR WERE SENT BACK PERIOD OF TIME OR WERE SENT BACK BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE BECAUSE THEY DID NOT HAVE THE PROPER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS. PROPER TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.>>YOU KNOW, WES, THE ISSUE OF>>YOU KNOW, WES, THE ISSUE OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, AS JULIA WAS TRAVEL DOCUMENTS, AS JULIA WAS JUST POINTING OUT AND THE JUST POINTING OUT AND THE PICTURES THAT WE WERE JUST PICTURES THAT WE WERE JUST LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MY LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, MY PASSPORT IS IN THE KITCHEN PASSPORT IS IN THE KITCHEN DRAWER BY THE, YOU KNOW, THE DRAWER BY THE, YOU KNOW, THE PLATES AND THE SILVERWARE. PLATES AND THE SILVERWARE. THOSE PICTURES, IT’S GONE. THOSE PICTURES, IT’S GONE. EVERYTHING IS GONE. EVERYTHING IS GONE. BUT IT SEEMS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE BUT IT SEEMS TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES HAS TAKEN EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM SPECIFIC TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM SPECIFIC NATIONS OF A SPECIFIC SKIN COLOR NATIONS OF A SPECIFIC SKIN COLOR FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES FROM ENTERING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. OF AMERICA.>>IT’S AMAZING WHO’S PART OF>>IT’S AMAZING WHO’S PART OF THIS CONVERSATION IN WHO CAN THIS CONVERSATION IN WHO CAN MAKE IT UNDER THE DEADLINE AND MAKE IT UNDER THE DEADLINE AND WHO CAN’T. WHO CAN’T. WE’RE WATCHING TRENDS. WE’RE WATCHING TRENDS. AND THE THING ABOUT IT IS WHEN AND THE THING ABOUT IT IS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT HOW ARBITRARY YOU THINK ABOUT HOW ARBITRARY AND MIZERLY THIS PROCESS IS, AS AND MIZERLY THIS PROCESS IS, AS A MOMENT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST A MOMENT WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING, WE’RE LOOKING AT EVERYTHING, WE’RE LOOKING AT THEM AND SAYING, AND YOU’RE NOT THEM AND SAYING, AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO FIND ANY SALVATION GOING TO FIND ANY SALVATION HERE. HERE. WE’RE ASKING MEMPEOPLE WHO ARE WE’RE ASKING MEMPEOPLE WHO ARE FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO POVERTY. POVERTY. BECAUSE WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU BECAUSE WE’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU CAN’T WORK AND STAY HERE CAN’T WORK AND STAY HERE PERMANENTLY. PERMANENTLY. YOU’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU’RE YOU’RE TELLING PEOPLE YOU’RE FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO FLEEING POVERTY TO COME TO POVERTY AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE POVERTY AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. HAVE LOST EVERYTHING. AND WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS CYCLE AND WE’RE LOOKING AT THIS CYCLE NOW WHERE THESE HUNDRED-YEAR NOW WHERE THESE HUNDRED-YEAR STORMS ARE NOW HAPPENING ON AN STORMS ARE NOW HAPPENING ON AN ANNUAL BASIS. ANNUAL BASIS. HAD GOING TO BE A RECURRING HAD GOING TO BE A RECURRING THEME THAT WE’VE GOT PREPARE FOR THEME THAT WE’VE GOT PREPARE FOR AS A WORLD AND HAVE POLICIES AS A WORLD AND HAVE POLICIES THAT CAN REINFORCE THE BASIC THAT CAN REINFORCE THE BASIC HUMANITY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING HUMANITY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO NEED. TO NEED. THINK ABOUT OUR WORK ESPECIALLY THINK ABOUT OUR WORK ESPECIALLY DEALING WITH MIGRANTS — DEALING WITH MIGRANTS –>>AND ROBIN HOOD.>>AND ROBIN HOOD.>>AND ROBIN HOOD, ONE OF THE>>AND ROBIN HOOD, ONE OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE FUND IS SAY PROGRAMS THAT WE FUND IS SAY PROGRAM CALLED I CARE. PROGRAM CALLED I CARE. WHERE ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT IS IS WHERE ESSENTIALLY WHAT IT IS IS PROVIDING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS PROVIDING IMMIGRATION ATTORNEYS AND OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORTS TO AND OTHER TYPES OF SUPPORTS TO MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE MIGRANT CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DEPORTATION HEARINGS. PROCESS OF DEPORTATION HEARINGS. BECAUSE OTHER THAN THAT, THEY’D BECAUSE OTHER THAN THAT, THEY’D BE DEFENDING THEMSELVES. BE DEFENDING THEMSELVES. CHILDREN. CHILDREN. IT GOES BACK TO A BASIC IDEA OF IT GOES BACK TO A BASIC IDEA OF HOOUM HUMANITY. HOOUM HUMANITY. AND WHAT PROUD OF THE FACT THAT AND WHAT PROUD OF THE FACT THAT NEW YORK CITY HAS SEEN THE NEW YORK CITY HAS SEEN THE SUCCESS. SUCCESS. YOU WATCH HOW IF YOU CAN GIVE A YOU WATCH HOW IF YOU CAN GIVE A CHILD IN THAT SITUATION ACTUAL CHILD IN THAT SITUATION ACTUAL LEGAL SUPPORTS THAT THEIR LEGAL SUPPORTS THAT THEIR CHANCES OF SUPPORT AND CHANCE OF CHANCES OF SUPPORT AND CHANCE OF STAYING ACTUALLY SKY ROCKET, STAYING ACTUALLY SKY ROCKET, BASIC LEGAL SUPPORTS. BASIC LEGAL SUPPORTS. BUT IT STILL IS UNDERLINED BY BUT IT STILL IS UNDERLINED BY BASIC FABRIC OF HUMANITY. BASIC FABRIC OF HUMANITY.>>YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IT IS>>YOU KNOW, WILLIE, IT IS REALLY — WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE REALLY — WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES AND YOU REALIZE HOW PICTURES AND YOU REALIZE HOW CLOSE THIS IS TO THE UNITED CLOSE THIS IS TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PAIN STATES OF AMERICA AND THE PAIN AND SUFFERING THAT THESE HUMAN AND SUFFERING THAT THESE HUMAN BEINGS ARE ENDURING, AND THEN BEINGS ARE ENDURING, AND THEN YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRY THAT YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRY THAT DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF, IT’S THE RICHEST COUNTRY ON OF, IT’S THE RICHEST COUNTRY ON THE PLANET. THE PLANET. DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IS THE DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IS THE BIGGEST SPENDING PRESIDENT OF BIGGEST SPENDING PRESIDENT OF ALL TIME. ALL TIME. THE LARGEST DEFICITS OF ALL THE LARGEST DEFICITS OF ALL TIME. TIME. THE LARGEST DEBT OF ALL TIME. THE LARGEST DEBT OF ALL TIME. THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME THAT EVEN RAND PAUL SAID WAS THE THAT EVEN RAND PAUL SAID WAS THE MOST RECKLESS SPENDING POSSIBLY MOST RECKLESS SPENDING POSSIBLY IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. A PENTAGON BUDGET THAT’S THE A PENTAGON BUDGET THAT’S THE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME WHERE BIGGEST BUDGET OF ALL TIME WHERE DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY DONALD TRUMP IS ACTUALLY SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN THE SPENDING MORE MONEY THAN THE PENTAGON IS REQUESTING FOR PENTAGON IS REQUESTING FOR PROGRAMS THAT THE PENTAGON PROGRAMS THAT THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT. DOESN’T WANT. AND YOU LOOK AT THOSE HUMAN AND YOU LOOK AT THOSE HUMAN BEINGS SUFFERING, WHAT DO THEY BEINGS SUFFERING, WHAT DO THEY NEED? NEED? THEY DON’T NEED AN F-22. THEY DON’T NEED AN F-22. THEY NEED BOTTLES OF WATER. THEY NEED BOTTLES OF WATER. THEY NEED SHELTER. THEY NEED SHELTER. THEY NEED FOOD. THEY NEED FOOD. I SAW THIS IN KATRINA EVERY DAY. I SAW THIS IN KATRINA EVERY DAY. THEIR CHILDREN NEED CLEAN THEIR CHILDREN NEED CLEAN DIAPERS. DIAPERS. THEY NEED THE BASIC NECESSITIES THEY NEED THE BASIC NECESSITIES OF LIFE. OF LIFE. AND IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF AND IN THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS AND THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS AND THE GRAND SCHEME OF OUR FEDERAL BUDGET, IT’S OUR FEDERAL BUDGET, IT’S SOMETHING WE WOULD NOT FEEL SOMETHING WE WOULD NOT FEEL PECIALLY IN THE AGE OF DONALD PECIALLY IN THE AGE OF DONALD TRUMP AND THE BIGGEST SPENDER IN TRUMP AND THE BIGGEST SPENDER IN U.S. HISTORY. U.S. HISTORY. HE’S TALKING ABOUT A $15 BILLION HE’S TALKING ABOUT A $15 BILLION BAILOUT TO IRAN. BAILOUT TO IRAN. I MEAN, THIS IS, AGAIN, A GUY I MEAN, THIS IS, AGAIN, A GUY THAT GAVE $15 BILLION IN A THAT GAVE $15 BILLION IN A SOCIALIST SCHEME TO THE LARGEST SOCIALIST SCHEME TO THE LARGEST AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL AGRICULTURAL, INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRIES OUT THERE BECAUSE INDUSTRIES OUT THERE BECAUSE HIS — HIS PROTECTIONISM AND HIS HIS — HIS PROTECTIONISM AND HIS TRADE WARS HAVE HURT AMERICAN TRADE WARS HAVE HURT AMERICAN FARMERS SO MUCH. FARMERS SO MUCH. BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE A DIME SOME THAT’S WHAT? SOME THAT’S WHAT? THAT’S WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE THAT’S WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE TO DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION TO DONALD TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION AND TO THE BUDGET TO HELP THESE AND TO THE BUDGET TO HELP THESE PEOPLE, TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE PEOPLE, TO KEEP THESE PEOPLE ALIVE, TO SHOW JUST A SHRED OF ALIVE, TO SHOW JUST A SHRED OF HUMANITY IN THIS TIME OF HUMANITY IN THIS TIME OF TROUBLE. TROUBLE.>>HE’S MAKING A VERSION OF THE>>HE’S MAKING A VERSION OF THE CARAVAN ARGUMENT THAT HE MADE CARAVAN ARGUMENT THAT HE MADE FOR THE MIGRANTS COMING UP FROM FOR THE MIGRANTS COMING UP FROM CENTRAL AMERICA ABOUT THE CENTRAL AMERICA ABOUT THE BAHAMAS AFTER A HURRICANE. BAHAMAS AFTER A HURRICANE. HERE’S WHAT HE SAID AND WHY HE HERE’S WHAT HE SAID AND WHY HE WANTS TO BE, QUOTE, TOUGH. WANTS TO BE, QUOTE, TOUGH. WE HAVE VERY BAD PEOPLE, SOME WE HAVE VERY BAD PEOPLE, SOME VERY BAD GANG MEMBERS, AND SOME VERY BAD GANG MEMBERS, AND SOME VERY, VERY BAD DRUG DEALERS. VERY, VERY BAD DRUG DEALERS. THE PRESIDENT SAID THE OF THE THE PRESIDENT SAID THE OF THE PEOPLE TRYING TO FLEE THE PEOPLE TRYING TO FLEE THE HURRICANE IN THE BAHAMAS. HURRICANE IN THE BAHAMAS. IT’S INTERESTING AS WES POINTS IT’S INTERESTING AS WES POINTS OUT, SUSAN, THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE OUT, SUSAN, THE GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT HE CHEWS TO LABELOOSES TO L THAT HE CHEWS TO LABELOOSES TO L WITH. WITH.>>YESTERDAY ON THE AN VESRY OF>>YESTERDAY ON THE AN VESRY OF 9/11 I WAS DOWNTOWN WITH THE 9/11 I WAS DOWNTOWN WITH THE DESIGNER OF LOWER MANHATTAN. DESIGNER OF LOWER MANHATTAN. HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FREEDOM HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE FREEDOM TOWER. TOWER. HE SAID WHEN HE WAS DOWN THEY HE SAID WHEN HE WAS DOWN THEY WAS THINK OF THE HISTORY AND WAS THINK OF THE HISTORY AND LOOKING OUT AT THE STATUE OF LOOKING OUT AT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND THOUSAND WAS PART OF LIBERTY AND THOUSAND WAS PART OF THE REPRESENTATION OF BRING US THE REPRESENTATION OF BRING US YOUR HUNGRY, YOUR TIRED, YOUR YOUR HUNGRY, YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR. POOR. AND IMMEDIATELY I THOUGHT NOT AND IMMEDIATELY I THOUGHT NOT UNDER DONALD TRUMP. UNDER DONALD TRUMP. IT WAS JUST A REALLY SAD IT WAS JUST A REALLY SAD REFLECTION OF THAT’S WHERE WE REFLECTION OF THAT’S WHERE WE WENT AS A COUNTRY COMING WENT AS A COUNTRY COMING TOGETHER AFTER 9/11 TO A COUNTRY TOGETHER AFTER 9/11 TO A COUNTRY THAT THIS PRESIDENT WANTS TO THAT THIS PRESIDENT WANTS TO TEAR APART AND STOP HOPE FROM TEAR APART AND STOP HOPE FROM SPRINGING ETERNAL. SPRINGING ETERNAL.>>JULIA, LAST WORD –>>JULIA, LAST WORD –>>YOU KNOW –>>YOU KNOW –>>OH.>>OH.>>I WAS GOING TO SAY REALLY>>I WAS GOING TO SAY REALLY QUICKLY, IT’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, QUICKLY, IT’S ANOTHER EXAMPLE, THOUGH, OF HOW THE LACK OF THOUGH, OF HOW THE LACK OF HUMANITY REALLY OVERRIGHTS ANYDE HUMANITY REALLY OVERRIGHTS ANYDE POLICY DECISIONS. POLICY DECISIONS. AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT HAVE FOLD MY AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT HAVE FOLD MY CAREER IN CONGRESS, I’M VERY CAREER IN CONGRESS, I’M VERY CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO CONSERVATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRATION AND MAKING SURE THAT IMMIGRATION AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE THAT COME HERE COME HERE PEOPLE THAT COME HERE COME HERE LEGALLY. LEGALLY. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. THAT’S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS EXACTLY WHAT SUSAN JUST SAID. WHAT SUSAN JUST SAID. THIS IS ABOUT BEING TRUE TO WHAT THIS IS ABOUT BEING TRUE TO WHAT AMERICA’S GREATEST VALUES ARE. AMERICA’S GREATEST VALUES ARE. THE WORDS THAT ARE INSCRIBED ON THE WORDS THAT ARE INSCRIBED ON THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, THE PROMISE THAT HAS GUIDED THIS PROMISE THAT HAS GUIDED THIS GREAT LAND AND MADE IT A CITY GREAT LAND AND MADE IT A CITY SHINING BRIGHTLY ON THE HILL FOR SHINING BRIGHTLY ON THE HILL FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE AS THE ALL THE WORLD TO SEE AS THE SCRIPTURES AND RONALD REAGAN SCRIPTURES AND RONALD REAGAN ALWAYS SAID. ALWAYS SAID. I MEAN, THAT PHRASE, THAT’S WHAT I MEAN, THAT PHRASE, THAT’S WHAT THIS COUNTRY IS. THIS COUNTRY IS. AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE AND WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WERE WHAT? WHO WERE WHAT? 45, 50, 60 MILES FROM THE UNITED 45, 50, 60 MILES FROM THE UNITED STATES, NO MORE. STATES, NO MORE.>>AND YOU KNOW, JULIA, YOU CAN>>AND YOU KNOW, JULIA, YOU CAN DRAW A THREAD BACK TO THE FIRST DRAW A THREAD BACK TO THE FIRST DAY OF HIS CAMPAIGN THE WAY HE DAY OF HIS CAMPAIGN THE WAY HE TALKED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND TALKED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND IMMIGRANTS. IMMIGRANTS. THIS WHO HE BELIEVES HE HAS TO THIS WHO HE BELIEVES HE HAS TO BE AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF BEING BE AND THIS IS HIS IDEA OF BEING TOUGH ON KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF TOUGH ON KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF THIS COUNTRY. THIS COUNTRY.>>THAT’S TRUE, WILLIE.>>THAT’S TRUE, WILLIE. ONE OF HIS FIRST ACTIONS AND THE ONE OF HIS FIRST ACTIONS AND THE FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE WAS THE FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE WAS THE TRAVEL BAN, SOMETHING WE DON’T TRAVEL BAN, SOMETHING WE DON’T OFTEN TALK ABOUT ANYMORE. OFTEN TALK ABOUT ANYMORE. BUT THERE WAS A THIRD ITERATION BUT THERE WAS A THIRD ITERATION OF THAT THAT IS IN PLACE NOW OF THAT THAT IS IN PLACE NOW THAT PLACE RES STRICTIONS RESTRI THAT PLACE RES STRICTIONS RESTRI PEOPLE COMING FROM A NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMING FROM A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES. COUNTRIES. THAT’S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT THAT’S SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGNED ON AND HE CONTINUES CAMPAIGNED ON AND HE CONTINUES TO USE AS AN ISSUE. TO USE AS AN ISSUE. SOMETIMES THERE HAVE BEEN SO SOMETIMES THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES, JUST THIS SUMMER MANY POLICIES, JUST THIS SUMMER YOU COULD LOOK AT JUST WITH THE YOU COULD LOOK AT JUST WITH THE SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY SAYING SUPREME COURT YESTERDAY SAYING THAT THEY COULD GO FORWARD, THE THAT THEY COULD GO FORWARD, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD GO TRUMP ADMINISTRATION COULD GO FORWARD AND DENY ASYLUM REQUESTS FORWARD AND DENY ASYLUM REQUESTS FOR PEOPLE COMING THROUGH MEXICO FOR PEOPLE COMING THROUGH MEXICO THAT THEY HAVE TO CLAIM ASYLUM THAT THEY HAVE TO CLAIM ASYLUM THERE BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO THERE BEFORE THEY CAN COME TO THE UNITED STATES AND BE THE UNITED STATES AND BE ELIGIBLE. ELIGIBLE. THAT IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST — THAT IS ONE OF THE TOUGHEST — THAT IS THE TOUGHEST ASYLUM THAT IS THE TOUGHEST ASYLUM RESTRICTION THAT THIS RESTRICTION THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT. SUCCESSFULLY IMPLEMENT. AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF U.S. AND THE ACTING DIRECTOR OF U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL SERVICES SAID YESTERDAY HE WILL START IMPLEMENTING THAT. START IMPLEMENTING THAT. THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY POLICIES THIS SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE THIS SUMMER THROUGHOUT THE ADMINISTRATION. ADMINISTRATION. SOME HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT, SOME SOME HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT, SOME HAVEN’T. HAVEN’T. SOMETIMES IT STARTS TO JUST GET SOMETIMES IT STARTS TO JUST GET LOST IN THE WEEDS AND WHAT IS LOST IN THE WEEDS AND WHAT IS ACTUALLY BEING DONE HERE. ACTUALLY BEING DONE HERE. BUT WE’RE SEEING A SYSTEMATIC BUT WE’RE SEEING A SYSTEMATIC CHANGE THAT’S HAVING AN IMPACT CHANGE THAT’S HAVING AN IMPACT ON PEOPLE’S LIVES. ON PEOPLE’S LIVES.>>THANKS SO MUCH AS ALWAYS FOR>>THANKS SO MUCH AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR REPORTING. YOUR REPORTING.>>>COMING UP HERE FROM DEEP>>>COMING UP HERE FROM DEEP FAKE VIDEO TO FISHING AND FAKE FAKE VIDEO TO FISHING AND FAKE NEWS. NEWS. WHAT AXIOS IS CALLING THE WHAT AXIOS IS CALLING THE MISINFORMATION AGE AND HOW IT’S MISINFORMATION AGE AND HOW IT’S HURTING MORE THAN JUST OUR HURTING MORE THAN JUST OUR POLITICS. POLITICS. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL.>>WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL. EVERYBODY NEEDS TOTALLY PROPER EVERYBODY NEEDS TOTALLY PROPER DOCUMENTATION BECAUSE — LOOK, DOCUMENTATION BECAUSE — LOOK, THE BAHAMAS HAD SOME TREMENDOUS THE BAHAMAS HAD SOME TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE GOING TO PROBLEMS WITH PEOPLE GOING TO THE BAHAMAS THAT WEREN’T THE BAHAMAS THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. I DON’T WANT TO ALLOW PEOPLE I DON’T WANT TO ALLOW PEOPLE THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE IN THAT WEREN’T SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE BAHAMAS TO COME IN TO THE THE BAHAMAS TO COME IN TO THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING SOME

PBS NewsHour full episode September 2, 2019


JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: the coming storm. Hurricane Dorian lays siege to the Bahamas,
as it continues its journey closer to the U.S. mainland. Then: former Secretary of Defense James Mattis
on leadership, the role of the military and his work in the Trump administration. JAMES MATTIS, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense:
George Washington, the father of our country, I think, put it very well, how you have to
listen, learn, help, and then lead. That was his approach, and I think it’s one
that served me well. JUDY WOODRUFF: Plus: Parliament, the prime
minister, and the protests in the street — outrage in the United Kingdom as no-deal Brexit looms. ZOE BINNIE, Protester Organizer: I think this
is a British coup. It’s very polite, it’s very unassuming, and
that’s the worst thing. It’s very quiet. JUDY WOODRUFF: All that and more on tonight’s
“PBS NewsHour.” (BREAK) JUDY WOODRUFF: Hurricane Dorian pummeled the
Bahamas today, leading to several deaths and what was called catastrophic damage. Officials confirmed at least five people died
in the Abaco Islands. And there are many reports of people in serious
distress tonight. The prime minister of the Bahamas called the
storm — quote — “a historic tragedy.” The damage was also on the minds of federal,
state and local leaders in the U.S., as preparations continued for possible landfall this week. John Yang reports from Florida. JOHN YANG: Hurricane Dorian carved a slow,
destructive path across the Bahamas today. It made landfall yesterday with winds exceeding
185 miles per hour, a Category 5 storm, the strongest on record to strike the island nation. Dorian weakened to a Category 4 storm this
morning, but continued lashing the Bahamas. The winds rocked trees. Torrential rains triggered massive flooding. HUBERT MINNIS, Prime Minister of the Bahamas:
Some areas, you Cannot tell the difference as to the beginning of the street vs. where
the ocean begins. JOHN YANG: The storm toppled power poles and
damaged vehicles. The current forecast envisions Dorian moving
dangerously close to the Southeastern U.S. Seaboard, offshore of Florida’s East Coast
tonight through Wednesday evening. It’s expected to pass near the Carolinas,
where states of emergency have now been declared. Even a minor deviation could send Dorian onshore. But if it doesn’t make landfall, it still
has the potential to do major damage. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis: GOV. RON DESANTIS (R-FL): Hurricane Dorian has
shown what it is capable of. It’s absolutely battered the Bahamas. Our East Coast is certainly within the cone
still, and people need to remain vigilant. If you’re ordered to evacuate, you need to
do that. JOHN YANG: At the Good Samaritan Society’s
retirement community in Kissimmee, outside Orlando, a fleet of ambulances transported
seniors to a sister facility on higher ground. The community was flooded after Hurricane
Irma in 2017. Throughout Florida, past experiences are shaping
residents’ responses. Ivette Alsina of Winter Haven, south of Orlando,
stocked up on sandbags, and other emergency supplies. You got everything ready here. You’re all prepared. IVETTE ALSINA, Florida: Almost prepared. I think I’m prepared. I got the batteries, flashlight, a first kit. I got food, water. Everything is set. JOHN YANG: Alsina is among the tens of thousands
of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after surviving 2017’s Hurricane Maria. How did you feel when you heard about this
hurricane and that it might be coming and hitting Florida? IVETTE ALSINA: I felt fear and anxiety. JOHN YANG: Anxiety? IVETTE ALSINA: Yes, because it’s really bad. I was in Puerto Rico when Maria passed. And thinking that that is coming here right
now is really bad. JOHN YANG: She evacuated from Cayey, Puerto
Rico, 10 days after Maria to get treatment for high blood pressure. Storm warnings this week have put her back
on high alert. IVETTE ALSINA: Three days ago, I went to the
doctor. He gave me a lot of medicines, so I can be
calm through the toll of these days. JOHN YANG: Other Puerto Ricans in the area
are also feeling tense. MILLIE SANTIAGO, Florida (through translator):
I’m not the only one. I have received a lot of calls from Puerto
Rican families who ended up here because of Maria. They’re in critical states of anxiety. JOHN YANG: Millie Santiago is another survivor
of Hurricane Maria. She’s helping 22 families staying at an Episcopal
Church conference center outside Orlando, where mental health counselors are on hand. Yemanja Krasnow is a University of Central
Florida clinician and social worker. YEMANJA KRASNOW, University of Central Florida:
A lot of the Puerto Ricans that came to Central Florida post-Maria, they had some very traumatic
experience. It wasn’t just the storm. There was loss of lives. There was loss of house, of pets, of properties,
of businesses. So there was a compound of trauma going on,
not just the experience of the hurricane itself. JOHN YANG: In Jacksonville, restaurant owner
Andy Zarka is preparing for the possibility his business might end up underwater, as it
did during Hurricane Irma. ANDY ZARKA, Florida: They told us two years
ago that Irma was a once-in-a-lifetime storm, that there’s no — it’s never happened like
that and it’s never going to happen again. And now here we are two years later, and we’re
getting ready for what could be Irma 2.0. JOHN YANG: On Jacksonville Beach, residents
enjoyed a pleasant day while considering their next steps. WALTER CHOWN, Florida: We are going to take
our time on making a decision to leave. But, especially having children, we don’t
want to make — be foolhardy or make bad decisions. JOHN YANG: Others took advantage of the high
Atlantic waves Dorian churned up. But few expect the calm to last long. Here on Jacksonville Beach, the winds and
the waves already picking up, even though the brunt of Hurricane Dorian won’t be felt
for another 48 hours or so. Just a little bit ago, the Orlando Airport
announced it is suspending operations overnight tonight, which means that every major airport
on the eastern side of Florida from West Palm Beach to Daytona Beach is now closed. And, Judy, even if Dorian doesn’t make landfall,
it doesn’t mean there won’t be any damage. The track it’s forecast to take is very similar
to Hurricane Matthew about — in 2016. That storm too stayed off the coast, never
made landfall all the way to North Carolina. It caused about $3 billion of damage and claimed
12 lives — Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: And we remember that well. So, John, I — you were telling us you have
been talking to a lot of people there in Florida about the decisions they’re having to make
about whether to go, whether to stay. Tell us a little about what they’re saying. JOHN YANG: Well, this hurricane has been sort
of on the news and in the headlines for about a week now. They started talking about it last Monday. The good news is, that’s given a lot of people
a lot of time to plan. The bad news may be, it’s also given a lot
of people time to worry, and anxiety levels are high. But I thought that with the — perhaps with
the storm taking so long to get here, with it slowing down over the Bahamas so much,
that some people might become complacent. But the people I have talked to say that they
know what storms can do. This is the — would be the eighth major hurricane
to hit Florida since 2000. And a lot of people say that they know what
storms can do, they respect their power. And they also point to Andrew, the storm in
1992 that did about $27 billion worth of damage, killed 65. They say, since then, they take every storm
seriously. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, John, they are now issuing,
what, evacuation orders in Georgia and in the Carolinas. JOHN YANG: That’s right, up and down the coast. Low-lying coastal counties — actually, all
the counties along the coast have mandatory evacuation orders in place. And in South Carolina, they have begun what
they call contraflow. All the interstates going into Charleston,
all the traffic is outbound — from Charleston to Colombia outbound, and the other parts
of the state, the interstates all leading out of Charleston. You can’t get into Charleston. They want people to leave. JUDY WOODRUFF: Yes. Even with this hurricane still sitting over
the Bahamas, so much havoc it is already creating up and down the East Coast. John Yang, reporting for us tonight from Jacksonville
Beach, thank you, John. Back in the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian spent
much of this day pummeling Grand Bahama and other islands and is expected hover there
into tomorrow. The National Hurricane Center warned this
afternoon of ocean storm surges that could be 20 feet higher than normal, while wind
gusts were nearly 200 miles an hour at times. Phone service has been spotty or disconnected
there. So we check in this evening with Danica Coto,
who covers the Caribbean for the Associated Press. She’s been reporting, along with a colleague
who’s in the Bahamas. Danica joins us via Skype from San Juan, Puerto
Rico. Danica, hello again to us. So, what are you hearing about what this hurricane
has done to the Bahamas? DANICA COTO, Associated Press: Well, there’s
a lot of harrowing call for help coming out of not only the Abaco Islands, which was hit
on Sunday, but as well from Grand Bahama Island, which was affected today, on Monday — all
Monday for more than 12 hours. It’s a pretty significant amount of time for
an island that is mostly zero to 15 feet above sea levels, given that the storm surge is
expected between 18 to 23 feet. JUDY WOODRUFF: I was seeing in a report you
did with your colleague in the Bahamas there were something like over 2,000 distress calls? DANICA COTO: Correct. A lot of people were calling in for friends
and relatives, relaying messages to a radio station that was then passing on messages
to the Emergency Management Agency. These calls ranged from a 5-month-old that
was stuck atop a roof, to an elderly woman who had a stroke, to a pregnant woman, to
a grandmother with six grandchildren who had to literally cut a hole in the roof. And many of these people were asking for help. But rescue crews said that they were unable
to go out, given the current weather conditions. So, unfortunately, a lot of people were left
waiting for help. And as soon as the weather cleared, officials
said they could go out and help. And most of them went out as the eye passed
through Grand Bahama. So some people were able to be rescued, but
many are still waiting for help. JUDY WOODRUFF: What about infrastructure there? Danica, you mentioned it’s, what — you said
zero to 15 feet above sea level. How prepared are they to deal with any storm
and in particular a storm like this one that’s just sitting there? DANICA COTO: Well, the Bahamas is pretty used
to major storms. From 2015 to 2017, they were hit by three
Category 4 storms consecutively in those years. The homes are built to withstand 150 mile-per-hour
winds. But Dorian was no match. Dorian was carrying 185 mile-per-hour winds,
with gusts of up to 220 mile-per-hour winds, when it hit the Abaco Islands on Sunday. JUDY WOODRUFF: But we don’t know yet, is what
you’re saying, the extent of the destruction. DANICA COTO: Correct. Officials say they are still unable to go
to the Abaco Islands, which was hit on Sunday. And so the earliest they would be able to
go in to help these communities and the nearby keys would be around 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday. But a lot remains unknown, given that the
storm has basically parked itself over the Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands for two
days. JUDY WOODRUFF: Is it known how many people
were able actually to leave the Bahamas? I’m assuming not that many before the storm
hit. DANICA COTO: A lot of people sought shelter,
but legislators have said that many remained in the tiny keys around Abaco Island and Grand
Bahama. And they’re talking about creating legislation
to be able to enforce mandatory evacuations. JUDY WOODRUFF: But in order to do that, people
have to have the — they have to be able to afford to get on a boat or an airplane. DANICA COTO: Correct. They provide the transportation for many of
these people. And it was even up to 11:00 a.m. on Sunday,
which was the last bus leaving for shelters. And, even then, a couple of shelters in Grand
Bahama today were reporting problems with flooding. Our local reporters were saying that children
were sitting on the laps of adults as floodwaters began to rise in at least two shelters. Some people are describing the airport in
Freeport, which is in Grand Bahama. They say it looks like an ocean. A lot of areas are completely underwater. People are in the second floors of their homes. Bahama they say it looks like an ocean. A lot of areas are completely underwater. People are on the second floors of their homes
filming videos with waters rising. JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, it’s a terrible situation. And, of course, we’re all waiting to see what
more is learned. Danica Coto with the Associated Press, thank
you, Danica. DANICA COTO: Thank you very much. JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: Four
people died and another 29 are missing and feared dead after a dive boat sank off the
coast of Southern California. The 75-foot vessel caught fire before sinking
near Santa Cruz Island. The Ventura County Fire Department released
photos of the boat engulfed in flames before dawn. All five crew members survived by jumping
into the water. But the U.S. Coast Guard is still combing
the site, looking for missing passengers. CAPT. MONICA ROCHESTER, U.S. Coast Guard: Presently,
the Coast Guard is — has full efforts in a response posture right now. We are currently still in the response phase. Right now, they are conducting shoreline searches
for any available survivors. JUDY WOODRUFF: It’s still unclear what caused
the fire. Federal transportation authorities have sent
a team to the scene to investigate. Authorities in Odessa, Texas, say the gunman
who killed seven in a mass shooting this weekend was fired from his job on the day of the attack. The shooter wounded at least 22 people before
he was killed by police. Authorities said he made rambling calls to
911 and to the FBI before the attack. CHRISTOPHER COMBS, FBI Special Agent in Charge:
He was on a long spiral of going down. He didn’t wake up Saturday morning and walk
into his company and then it happened. He went to that company in trouble. He’s probably been in trouble for a while,
which is why we have been reaching out. I talked to some of you yesterday about, we
really need the public’s help to reach out to us when they see people in that downward
spiral that may be on that road to violence. JUDY WOODRUFF: We will get a report on the
latest from Odessa later in the program. In Afghanistan, the Taliban claimed responsibility
for a massive explosion that rocked the capital city, Kabul, today, killing at least five
civilians. More than 50 others were wounded. It targeted the heavily secured Green Village
compound that’s home to several aid agencies and international organizations. The attack happened hours after U.S. envoy
Zalmay Khalilzad briefed the Afghan government about a draft peace deal with the Taliban. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson is in
Kabul, and joins us now. Jane, good evening. JANE FERGUSON: Hi, Judy. This is just the latest of a series of escalating
attacks by the Taliban in recent days, designed to keep up pressure on both the United States
and the Afghan government here in Kabul. The timing is very significant. The U.S. special envoy to those peace talks
between the United States government and the Taliban that have been taking place in Qatar,
Zalmay Khalilzad, just arrived this weekend back into Kabul, where he is presenting Afghan
President Ashraf Ghani with the initial details of a proposed agreement between the United
States and the Taliban. It’s believed they’re close to agreeing on
a U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan, but have yet to finalize that agreement. In the meantime, the Taliban have marched
on two major cities in the north of Afghanistan just over the weekend as well. JUDY WOODRUFF: That’s special correspondent
Jane Ferguson reporting from Kabul tonight. Thank you, Jane. In Hong Kong, tens of thousands of students
boycotted their first day of class to join anti-government demonstrations. Their peaceful rallies followed a weekend
of violent clashes with police that resulted in over 150 arrests. Today, high school and college students wore
face masks and school uniforms, as they demanded democratic change and an inquiry into police
conduct. ANDY CHAN, Student (through translator): I
think that secondary school students are part of society, and if we secondary school students
decide to boycott classes, that shows that part of society has already stopped functioning. JUDY WOODRUFF: The mass pro-democracy protests
in the semiautonomous Chinese territory began in June. Police officials have arrested more than 1,000
people since then. Medics in Yemen pulled 88 bodies from a demolished
detention center run by Houthi rebels. The building was targeted yesterday by Saudi-led
coalition airstrikes. In all, the strikes killed over a hundred
people and wounded dozens more. It was the deadliest assault there so far
this year. And the Trump administration said today that
it’s reconsidering its decision to force immigrants with life-threatening illnesses to return
to their home countries. U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services
abruptly ended the program last month, sparking widespread condemnation from the medical community. The policy had allowed immigrants to avoid
deportation as they or relatives underwent lifesaving medical treatment. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: former Secretary
of Defense James Mattis speaks about his decades of service in the Marines and why he’s unwilling
to answer questions about President Trump; an update from Odessa, Texas, after a gunman
kills at least seven in deadly drive-by shootings; protesters in the U.K. angry over the prospect
of leaving the European Union without a deal; and much more. Now to my interview with former Secretary
of Defense retired Marine Corps General James Mattis. He resigned in protest just before Christmas
last year after President Trump announced that he would pull American forces out of
Syria. The U.S. and its allies were trying to finish
off the remnants of the ISIS caliphate, and Mattis wrote in his resignation letter that
he believed Mr. Trump deserved a secretary of defense whose — quote — “views are better
aligned with yours.” The decorated Marine served more than four
decades in uniform, including commands in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He left the Corps in 2013 after a tumultuous
turn running U.S. Central Command under President Obama. Secretary Mattis has written a new book, “Call
Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead.” And I sat down with him this morning in New
York City. Former Secretary James Mattis, thank you very
much for talking with us. JAMES MATTIS, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense:
Yes, it’s a pleasure to be here this morning. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, the book is “Call Sign
Chaos.” It’s about your 40 years in the Marines. It’s also about your philosophy of leadership. And there’s a lot of advice in here with regard
to leadership. What does it boil down to? JAMES MATTIS: Well, I think leadership has
some enduring qualities, whether you’re leading a parish, or you’re leading a school district,
you’re leading a business, or you’re in the military or politics. George Washington, the father of our country,
I think, put it very well, how you have to listen, learn, help, and then lead. That was his approach. And it’s one that served me well. JUDY WOODRUFF: The book is full of so many
stories of your life, among other things, how you thought the troops and the people
out on the front lines were not being listened to by people in Washington. And one of those examples was in 2001, when
you thought Osama bin Laden, you had him cornered, in essence, in Afghanistan, but then the Bush
administration, in effect, pulled the rug out from under you. JAMES MATTIS: The Marine Corps required you
to read a lot of history. And when our intelligence services said that
they believed Osama bin Laden was in one of two valleys in an area up near Tora Bora,
having studied the Geronimo Campaign, and how you could put in outposts that would cut
him off, I pressed very hard to move against him. The challenge we face — and you’re right
to bring it up the way you did, Judy — is, oftentimes, we have 19- and 25-year-olds out
there giving 100 percent, rigorously learning their jobs and carrying them out, but I’m
not sure we have been as rigorous in setting policy. And this isn’t about Republicans or Democrats
or partisan. This goes across party lines. It even goes throughout the Western democracies
right now that seem to be stumbling in protection of democratic values and what we all stand
for. JUDY WOODRUFF: I want to ask you about a few
issues touching on American leadership today, and start with Russia. You write at the end of the book especially
about the critical importance of alliances, of America’s allies. Is it a good or a bad idea to let Russia back
into the G7, which is what the president has suggested? JAMES MATTIS: Let me answer that in two ways,
Judy. First, I believe that, when someone departs
an administration over policy differences, you have what the French call a duty of reserve,
a devoir de reserve. I don’t want to, on the outside, be making
it more difficult for our secretary of defense, secretary of state and president who have
to deal with this very complex world. There will be a time when it’s right for me
to come out on strategy and policy disagreements. But I was clear in my letter of resignation
that I believed in having alliances and staying true to alliances. And I think that, as we look at the importance
of alliances, this is critical that we work with our allies. For example, when this town was attacked on
9/11, I was joined on the battlefield very quickly by troops from Canada and the United
Kingdom, Norway and Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Jordan, and Turkey, not because their
city had been attacked, because we had been attacked. So we need to hold our allies close. In this world, if you study history, nations
with allies thrive, and nations without allies wither. And that’s a reality. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what about Russia joining
— joining the G7? JAMES MATTIS: Yes, I think I maintain my quiet
right now. I don’t want to speak to things that I’m no
longer responsible for. JUDY WOODRUFF: Saudi Arabia. Given what we know about the murder of journalists
Jamal Khashoggi, is it in the long-term interests of the U.S. to be working with Crown Prince
Mohammed bin Salman? JAMES MATTIS: I think what we have to look,
and what my book is written about is the lessons I learned about, how do you lead? And part of this is, at times, you have to
work with countries that you don’t share everything in common with. No doubt about that. But when you get into current policies and
that sort of — that sort of subject, the reason I want to keep quiet right now is,
we have troops all around the world engaged in operations. We have diplomats all around the world engaged
in very sensitive negotiations. And for a former sitting secretary of defense
to come out with criticism, especially when I’m not completely current — I don’t know
all the back-channel things that are going on — I think it’s unhelpful, especially when
I’m contributing to political assessments at a time when it’s — the political discussions
in this country are so corrosive. I think it is better that we all — at least
the majority of us learn how to roll up our sleeves and listen to each other, work together,
and try to support sound policies that answer the question you just asked. JUDY WOODRUFF: I hear what you’re saying,
Secretary Mattis, but your book is full of references to decisions made for ethical reasons. This is an ethical decision, is it not, given
what Mohammed bin Salman is accused of? JAMES MATTIS: I believe it would be an ethical
decision about working with him. I think you can separate that decision from
working with Saudi Arabia. And that’s difficult to do. But this is sometimes the case that those
in positions of authority, they have to make accommodations to things, where you take the
least of two bad options. JUDY WOODRUFF: North Korea. President Trump has praised Kim Jong-un as
a great leader with — quote — “a beautiful vision” and that, due to the president’s personal
diplomacy, he says he’s changed his behavior. How do you assess Kim Jong-un and the success
at this point of U.S. policy with North Korea? JAMES MATTIS: I’m going to frustrate you here,
Judy, because I don’t believe that, now in the cheap seats, is what I would call myself,
that I’m going to engage in political assessments of something like that. There will come a point where I want to talk
about strategy and policy. It’s not yet. But there will come a time. JUDY WOODRUFF: But, as you know, the election
coming up in November of next year, Americans are going to be making a very important decision
about in whom to place enormous decision-making power over the future of this country and
the world. Are you saying you don’t think it’s your responsibility
to speak up before the election? JAMES MATTIS: That’s exactly what I’m saying. I come from the Department of Defense. And this isn’t just about me. Secretary Ash Carter, the secretary of defense
under President Obama, made very clear that the defense of this country is a nonpartisan
issue. And that was our area of expertise. He studiously avoided political statements. And that — so, this is not just me trying
to be protective of the administration that I just left over policy differences, I might
add. This is a standing tradition of the American
military and the American defense establishment that goes back to century now. And in the current corrosive political debates,
it can get submerged, where everybody thinks it’s all about political assessments all the
time. That doesn’t have to be the case when it comes
to the U.S. military. They protect the experiment. And it’s pretty a raucous experiment right
now. JUDY WOODRUFF: But you also served as the
secretary of defense, a Cabinet position… JAMES MATTIS: Right. JUDY WOODRUFF: … in the government with
immense responsibility. And I just want to ask you some more about
that, because you spent a lot of time with the editor of “The Atlantic,” Jeffrey Goldberg. He did — wrote a very thoughtful piece for
them. He talked to a number of your associates. They have talked to you about President Trump,
that they believe what you believe about him is that he is a man of limited cognitive ability
and of generally dubious character. JAMES MATTIS: Number one, I never said that. And I’m not going to comment on who might
have said it. But I wouldn’t tolerate, when I was on active
duty or as secretary defense, any condemnation or characterization like that of any elected
commander in chief. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, to those who would — and
some are writing this right now — who say that you have a responsibility, because you
have worked so closely with this president, to speak candidly about what you have seen? And some of them are saying, you’re trying
to have it both ways, that you both enjoyed this position of enormous influence inside
the administration, but now you’re out, you don’t have that responsibility anymore, and
you’re not speaking to the American people about what you know. And allies of this country could be asking
the same question. JAMES MATTIS: Well, I — frankly, I determine
my own responsibilities. And I have lived what I believed is a responsible
life. The area of expertise that I had had to do
with the protection of this experiment that you and I call America. It’s the protection of it. And, at times, it’s very raucous. But I also have a lot of confidence in the
American people that they can select who they think is the best president, without me coming
in from the outside on a — as a defense official, whether active or former or whatever, and
start sounding like I’m the one who is able to evaluate those who have the toughest job
in the world. JUDY WOODRUFF: Are you confident this is a
president who can be trusted with the nuclear codes, a fateful responsibility? JAMES MATTIS: Yes. JUDY WOODRUFF: You want to expand on that,
why you believe that? JAMES MATTIS: You know, the responsibility
that lies — and that’s a very grave one. I have not heard anything that would indicate
there was some irresponsibility there. The thing is, Judy, that we live in a time
where every word is taken apart. And I realize we have an unusual president,
and he talks openly about many things. But, at the same time, in the privacy of the
office, he has to deal with the reality of competing factors. And I would bring the grim realities of war
into that office. At the same time, political leaders are elected
to try to bring human aspirations to bear, of a better economy, of pulling troops out
of wars. This is the normal — to me, this is the normal
tension between human aspirations and war’s realities, those grim realities. And it’s something that, I like being hard
on the issues. I don’t believe in being hard on the people. JUDY WOODRUFF: If you believed that this president
or any president wasn’t a fit commander in chief, would you say so? JAMES MATTIS: Yes. JUDY WOODRUFF: In other words, you think he’s
fit? JAMES MATTIS: No, I’m not saying that. I don’t make political assessments one way
or the other. I come from the Defense Department. We protect this experiment in democracy. We don’t make assessments of the people’s
choice to serve as the elected commander in chief. JUDY WOODRUFF: Former Secretary of Defense
James Mattis, thank you very much for talking with us. JAMES MATTIS: You’re welcome, Judy. Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: The weekend shooting rampage
in West Texas has left two more American communities in mourning. Seven people were killed in Odessa and nearby
Midland on Saturday, and another 22 people were wounded, including a 17-month-old girl. It came after state troopers stopped the alleged
shooter for driving his car erratically. He shot one of the troopers and then sped
away, firing at people randomly. William Brangham gets an update. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Judy, there was an emotional
vigil last night for victims of the shooting. The gunman’s motive is still unknown. He was apparently fired from his job just
before the traffic stop that started the shootings. This, of course, all comes less than a month
since the massacre at the Walmart in El Paso that killed 22 people. Mitch Borden of Marfa Public Radio joins me
from Midland via Skype. Mitch, thank you very much for doing this. Could you just tell me, first off, what we
know about the seven victims who were killed in this rampage? MITCH BORDEN, Marfa Public Radio: We know
they ranged in age by quite a bit, the youngest being 15 and the oldest being 57. The youngest was a high school student, a
sophomore at a local Odessa high school. And other than that, information is coming
out slowly about the victims. There are fund-raisers. But, so far, at least from what I have seen,
they haven’t released a complete list of the names of the dead. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: And this is such a strange
type of mass shooting, where it’s going sort of between these two cities from location
to location. How are the two communities of Midland and
Odessa doing, grappling with all of this? MITCH BORDEN: Just to clear things up, the
traffic stop probably started in Midland County, but it mostly took place in Odessa. The shooter never went to the city limits
of Midland. And both communities, I think, are just in
shock. After being at the vigil last night, people
are ready to heal, but people are scared. This happened in so many places, so quickly,
so many people were affected, that, you know, it’s only, what, two days later. Like, people are trying to still just understand
how this happened. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: And Governor Abbott today
said we still don’t know anything about the motive of what drove this man to act this
way. But he did say something, that they found
out something about him failing some background checks for purchasing guns. Can you tell us more about that? MITCH BORDEN: Yes, it does — it did come
out in a presser held earlier today by the — by law enforcement officials that he had
in the past failed a background check. They didn’t release any more information. They also said they didn’t know how he obtained
the assault-style weapon that he used in the shooting. Other than that, we will just have to wait
for them to release more information. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: So this massacre, following
El Paso, also occurs right when a series of new state laws go into effect that would loosen
prior gun regulations in the state of Texas. What are those changes? MITCH BORDEN: There’s a lot. There were eight laws that came into effect
on September 1. But a lot of them make it easier to carry
guns in certain settings, such as houses of worship during a disaster. One increased the amount of school marshals
that can carry a firearm. And at a presser — a presser yesterday, Governor
Abbott addressed a crowd and talked to them about action was needed, but he didn’t specify
what type of action. And when asked about, like, these regulations,
he stated that some of them make situations safer, such as the school one, where school
marshal — more school marshals can be armed. So he didn’t want to really engage on the
idea that maybe these regulations make things unsafe. And, so far, there hasn’t been any more comment
around Odessa on this matter. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: I mean, calls for new gun
control measures always follow these types of shootings. We saw that after El Paso and Dayton, and
we certainly saw it here. And I know former Congressman Beto O’Rourke
was in the region. I know you were with — I take it, with him
earlier today. He has made much of his presidential campaign
based on gun control. He’s called for some very aggressive measures,
like mandatory buybacks of assault-style weapons. Did he talk about that today? And, if so, what is your sense of, how does
that play in Texas to Texas ears? MITCH BORDEN: You know, I — when I saw him,
he was visiting a Labor Day celebration, a potluck at a union hall — or, like, a celebration
put on by unions. And he was just there trying to spread support
from all of West Texas, El Paso. The shooting in El Paso happened less than
30 days ago. And it was just about trying to bring the
communities together. And he also said action needed to be taken. He didn’t go into, like — and during his
speech, he didn’t go into the certain policies, but he did express like, yes, more things
need to be done on a policy level. He wasn’t shy about that. I don’t think he’s usually shy about that. How that will play in Texas, I think Texas
is a red state. I think a lot of people love guns in this
state and are very protective of their Second Amendment rights. At the same time, two mass shootings in less
than 30 days. I think some people do want change. And I think you can get really granular when
you go into what type of change people want. But I think people are getting to their wit’s
end with this violence. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: Mitch Borden of Marfa Public
Radio, thank you very much for your time and for your reporting. MITCH BORDEN: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: Britain has begun a critical
week in the battle over its planned exit from the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered members
of his governing Conservative Party to back his efforts to secure the best possible Brexit
deal. The state of Britain’s democracy is now under
severe scrutiny, after Johnson obtained the queen’s permission to suspend Parliament,
in an apparent attempt to halt debate over Brexit. As special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports,
that move led to dozens of demonstrations over the weekend. MALCOLM BRABANT: Members of Boris Johnson’s
Cabinet were summoned to his Downing Street residence for an emergency session. He told them he’s optimistic of getting concessions
from Europe, so that Britain can leave on October the 31st with a deal. But his plans are being threatened by an opposition
bill due to be tabled by the Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn, tomorrow. With demonstrators jeering in the background,
the prime minister urged his party to back him. BORIS JOHNSON, British Prime Minister: But
if there’s one thing that can hold us back in these talks, it is the sense in Brussels
that M.P.s may find some way to cancel the referendum or that, tomorrow, M.P.s will vote
with Jeremy Corbyn for yet another pointless delay. I don’t think they will. I hope that they won’t. But, if they do, they will plainly chop the
legs out from under the U.K. position and make any further negotiation absolutely impossible. MALCOLM BRABANT: The implied threat was that,
if the government fails to defeat the bill in Parliament tomorrow, he will seek a general
election. BORIS JOHNSON: I don’t want an election. You don’t want an election. Let’s get on with the people’s agenda. MALCOLM BRABANT: Johnson spent the weekend
war-gaming with his closest advisers at his official retreat, Chequers, after he decided,
controversially, to suspend Parliament for five weeks. His ultimatum is a response to plans outlined
by Labor’s Brexit spokesman, Sir Keir Starmer. SIR KEIR STARMER, Brexit Spokesperson, Labor
Party: The legislation is simple and straightforward, the purpose of which is to ensure that, if
we get to the 31st of October without a deal, we do not crash out. There’s no mandate from the referendum for
crashing out without a deal, nor is there a mandate from Parliament for that. So, actually, Boris Johnson has no mandate
for this at all. MALCOLM BRABANT: Two opinion polls conducted
in recent days indicate that Boris Johnson is gaining support for his tough stance. Despite the resistance to the suspension of
Parliament, one of those polls suggests that Johnson would win a general election. He’s buoyed by reactions like this from businesswoman
Kindi Kaur, a Conservative supporter. She’s from Gravesend, a district east of London
that voted overwhelmingly for Brexit. KINDI KAUR, Brexit Supporter: I think Boris
has done a fantastic tactical move here to make everyone pull their acts together and
give us a good deal. Otherwise, thank you very much. We’re leaving, whether you like it or not. And we are strong enough to survive this. MALCOLM BRABANT: The shockwaves of Boris Johnson’s
nuclear option to suspend Parliament have reverberated nationwide. There may not have been thousands on the queen’s
doorstep at Windsor Castle, but the symbolism was obvious. PROTESTERS: Stop the coup! Stop the coup! ZOE BINNIE, Protest Organizer: I think this
is a British coup. It’s very polite, it’s very unassuming. And that’s the worst thing. It’s very quiet. They slip things through the door. Before we know, we have accepted things that
we didn’t realize were going to happen. MALCOLM BRABANT: The precise verb to suspend
Parliament is prorogue. The prime minister insists it’s a standard
procedure, leaving ample time for lawmakers to debate Brexit. But protesters don’t believe him. CLAIRE PATON, Teacher: It’s the most vital
time in our recent history, and he’s just shut everybody up. He’s shut everybody out, so he can force through
what the vocal minority of people want, which is a no-deal Brexit. MALCOLM BRABANT: Architect Matthew Taylor
is concerned that Johnson is flouting the conventions of Britain’s unwritten constitution. MATTHEW TAYLOR, Architect: In the past, it’s
relied lots of trust and good faith, a belief that the people in charge are doing the right
thing. But if they switch to not doing it, it’s very
easy to start abusing a system like that, because there aren’t enough checks and balances
in place. MALCOLM BRABANT: Another reason for staging
the protest here. Just opposite the queen’s favorite pad in
Windsor lies Eton. The very name exudes privilege in class-obsessed
Britain. That Ivy-est of Ivy League schools, Eton College,
is where Britain’s royals and upper crust send their heirs to learn about gaining and
using power. It’s produced 20 British prime ministers,
including the latest, Boris Johnson. PROTESTERS: Hey, ho, Boris Johnson has to
go! ANGUS CAMERON, Chairman, Windsor Labor Party:
The idiot that got schooled just down the road has in one or two weeks destroyed everything. We are supposed to be the home place of democracy. OK? No longer. CRAIG MACKINLAY, British Parliament Member:
This has got nothing to do with outrage about democracy. This is all to do with trying to stop Brexit. And it’s not going to work. MALCOLM BRABANT: Craig Mackinlay is a leading
member of a hardcore conservative group of lawmakers? known as the Spartans. They helped depose the previous prime minister,
Theresa May, because they thought she wasn’t tough enough on Brexit. Mackinlay defends Parliament’s suspension
as normal, and applauds Johnson’s push for a better Brexit deal from Europe. CRAIG MACKINLAY: Everybody goes to look at
new houses, new cars. You don’t go into that showroom to buy a new
car and saying, I’m not leaving here until I buy it. If you’re not getting the deal you want, the
price you want and the extras you want, you walk away. So what Prime Minister Johnson has done is
trying to get that no-deal threat back on the table, because only if you have that no-deal
threat, in my view, have you got any chance of getting a deal that would be acceptable. MALCOLM BRABANT: There are fears that a no-deal
Brexit would cause hold ups at ports like Dover. The government has promised there will be
no food shortages. But Matthew Taylor is not convinced. MATTHEW TAYLOR: If anything, civil unrest
is likely to start when there are food shortages and stuff. Only a few months ago, we had people phoning
the police because KFC ran out of chicken. So, if people are going to react like that
about that, their idea of this Blitz spirit, where they all kind of survive on homegrown
vegetables, it’s not going to happen. MALCOLM BRABANT: They’re not starving just
yet, but there’s increasing worry, in picture-postcard Britain, that the country’s destiny is about
to change forever. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Malcolm Brabant
in Eton. JUDY WOODRUFF: From coast to coast, the 2020 presidential candidates celebrated Labor Day. But a weekend of breaking news turned their
attention to guns once again. Lisa Desjardins brings us this campaign update. LISA DESJARDINS: There they were, at work
today, among the crowds and parades charming potential voters. But, listen closely. On this Labor Day, Democratic candidates for
president focused less on jobs and wages, and more on the gun debate, after Odessa,
Texas, became the latest site of a mass shooting on Saturday. Take former Vice President Joe Biden in Iowa. He said the Constitution doesn’t protect semiautomatic
rifles, like the one used in Odessa. JOSEPH BIDEN (D), Presidential Candidate:
Having assault weapons on the street and multi — magazines carrying multiple bullets is
irrational. There is no need for it, and your Second Amendment
rights are in no way violated. LISA DESJARDINS: Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar,singled
out Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on guns. SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN), Presidential Candidate:
Mitch McConnell is going to have to decide what side he’s on. He’s going to have to explain to the people
of this country why he wouldn’t let that bill that just passed the House come up for a vote. LISA DESJARDINS: And all this follows the
comments from former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who used an expletive on CNN Sunday
while reacting to another mass shooting in his home state. BETO O’ROURKE (D), Presidential Candidate:
So, yes, this is (EXPLETIVE DELETED) up. And if we don’t call it out for what it is,
if we’re not able to speak clearly, if we’re not able to act decisively, then we will continue
to have this kind of bloodshed in America. And I cannot accept that. LISA DESJARDINS: In Los Angeles, California
Senator Kamala Harris hit several notes, vowing executive action on guns if Congress doesn’t
act, while commemorating the holiday. SEN. KAMALA HARRIS (D-CA), Presidential Candidate:
We are celebrating the leadership of organized labor that brought all of us, whether you’re
member of a union or not, better conditions, better wages, better benefits. LISA DESJARDINS: Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth
Warren sent out a Labor Day video to her supporters, while, for another candidate, Labor Day was
about their work force. South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
is expanding in Iowa. PETE BUTTIGIEG (D), Presidential Candidate:
That starts with the folks who are gathered here. And it starts in this, the first of 20 field
offices that we’re going to be opening over the next few days. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) LISA DESJARDINS: In the meantime, Vermont
Senator Bernie Sanders focused on New England, stumping in the first-in-the-nation primary
state of New Hampshire. And that brings us to Politics Monday. Our Politics Monday team is back, Amy Walter
of The Cook Political Report and host of public radio’s “Politics With Amy Walter,” and Tamara
Keith from NPR. She also co-hosts “The NPR Politics Podcast.” Multimedia women, thank you for working this
Labor Day. We appreciate it. TAMARA KEITH, National Public Radio: Absolutely. LISA DESJARDINS: Let’s start with unions on
this Labor Day. And, Tam, what do we know about President
Trump’s relationship with unions? He talks a lot about them. Is he keeping those voters right now? TAMARA KEITH: He does talk a lot about them. And what he talks about is how he really identifies
with the rank and file. And he is constantly saying, well, the union
bosses, they don’t like me, but the rank and file, they’re my people. The numbers don’t exactly bear that out. Certainly, some rank and file union members
and union households did support President Trump and no doubt continue to. But he’s really pushing the idea. And his idea, I think, the image in his mind
of a union worker is somebody with a hardhat and a lunch pail who takes a shower at the
end of the day. Now, that isn’t necessarily reflective of
union workers as a whole in America. (CROSSTALK) LISA DESJARDINS: And that’s what I want to
talk to you about, Amy. In your podcast, “Politics With Amy Walter”
from “The Takeaway”… (LAUGHTER) AMY WALTER, The Cook Political Report: Yes. Thank you. LISA DESJARDINS: … you spent the whole episode
last week looking at this. And the face of actual union voters is not
what people think it is. AMY WALTER: Right. I mean, Tam is right that Trump has made inroads
with rank and file members, especially in places that we know are key to the presidential
election, in those battleground states. In Ohio, according to the exit polls, he actually
won union households by 13 points. This is a group of voters that four years
earlier Obama had won by 20. So there is something going on there. He did much better overall with labor voters,
for example — or union households is how exit polls ask that — than Romney did four
years earlier. So, yes, he’s been able to make some inroads. But Tam is also correct that this image of
the hardhat — and, really, we’re talking about a white guy with a hardhat or a white
guy who’s coming out of the mines — doesn’t reflect, I think, where labor currently is
in terms of its membership. It’s becoming much more female-centered. Certainly, for — people of color are much
more significant influence and force within the labor movement than they have been ever
before. And think about where — if you’re looking
to what the most high-profile union-organizing or labor issues have been in the last year
or so, it’s been the teacher strikes, again, a profession that’s heavily female, and the
Fight for 15, this — the organizing of fast food workers for minimum wage of $15 an hour. So, the service industry also very influential. And we know that, in 2018, women were a very
big source of Democratic votes and energy. And I think we should be looking also to those
women who are part of labor as a another piece of this. One more thing about the labor makeup that’s
interesting, I think part of the reason that Joe Biden has done as well — or doing as
well in the Democratic primary is that he’s seen as the candidate, the one candidate who
can win back those guys with lunch pails and hardhats in Pennsylvania, in Michigan, in
Ohio. And that has, I think, helped submit his front-runner
status. TAMARA KEITH: And he obviously pushes that
image, that sort of Scranton Joe, middle-class Joe. AMY WALTER: Yes, absolutely. Absolutely, TAMARA KEITH: Like, he really — that is part
of his pitch. AMY WALTER: That’s right. TAMARA KEITH: And, in part, that pitch isn’t
just to white voters who fit the image. He’s also pitching that to voters of color
who just want to beat President Trump. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. He’s saying: This is how we can win. I can get these voters. AMY WALTER: That’s right. TAMARA KEITH: Yes. LISA DESJARDINS: Another way that Democrats
are hoping to get attention and energize at least their base, maybe some suburban women
voters, is the issue of guns. We are here yet again on another Monday after
another weekend with more gun deaths in this country. Tam, where exactly do you think the White
House really is on wanting to get legislation through Congress of any kind? TAMARA KEITH: In part, I think the White House
is still trying to figure that out. I know that they — and I have spoken to people
who’ve been in meetings. The White House at a staff level has been
having meetings with gun rights people, but also with victims families and other advocates,
staff of members of Congress from both sides of the aisle. But what they think they can actually do,
what they think the president will actually get behind, that’s not clear. It’s — there’s sort of a disconnect right
now between the president and the staff, and sort of a disconnect between the president
from one moment to the next. And what I mean by that is, he keep saying
different things that are seemingly quite contradictory, saying, well, we do want to
do background checks, but then saying, except, you know, background checks wouldn’t have
prevented any of the recent shootings, so I guess maybe, well, we need to protect the
Second Amendment. It’s not clear exactly where he stands. The issue right now is that the White House
keeps saying, we need to know what is politically feasible. We need to know what can pass Congress. You talk to people over in Congress, and they
say, we need to know what the president would actually support. LISA DESJARDINS: Amy, yes. AMY WALTER: Doesn’t that sound familiar? (LAUGHTER) AMY WALTER: It feels like we have this conversation
a lot. The interesting element here, too, is what’s
happening on the Democratic side. And when we have talked to before about, this
is a really unique period of time where you have all the Democratic candidates running
for president pretty much united around the issue of guns, that’s brand-new. But now you see somebody like Beto O’Rourke
from Texas, who has retooled his campaign since the El Paso shooting, and is running
essentially on the issue of gun control, moving even farther than we have heard previous Democratic
candidates on issues like having buybacks for assault weapons. Will this become part of the debate? He’s no longer in Congress, but are there
other members of Congress who will say, huh, maybe we should put that into the mix, too? That’s probably — that is certainly too far
for Republicans. The question is, will it be too far for many
Democrats too? LISA DESJARDINS: This is a good transition
to another thing we have seen in the last week, which is more retirements from Congress,
especially by Republicans. I believe we’re at around 11 right now. I know it’s still early, but lightning round,
ladies. Are we going to see another record year retirements
from Congress, or no? TAMARA KEITH: Well, what I will say is that
some of these retirements are based on personal factors. Other retirements appear to be based on, well,
it’s just not that fun to be in the minority. AMY WALTER: Yes, that is absolutely true. I think we will know if there will be another
slew of retirements. There’s a special election in North Carolina
in a very Republican district on September 10, next week, right? TAMARA KEITH: Yes. AMY WALTER: That’s next week. (CROSSTALK) TAMARA KEITH: Already. AMY WALTER: I know. It feels like it’s already coming up on it. I think, should Democrats win there, that
would be another alarm bell and a real worry spot for Republicans, maybe another incentive
to pack it in. LISA DESJARDINS: Amy Walter, Tamara Keith,
thank you. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. TAMARA KEITH: You’re welcome. AMY WALTER: Thank you. You too. JUDY WOODRUFF: And we thank Amy, Lisa, and
Tam for coming in on this Labor Day. And that’s the “NewsHour” for this day. I’m Judy Woodruff. Thank you, and we’ll see you soon.

Project Hope Ships Medical Supplies To Bahamas | Morning Joe | MSNBC


PROVIDING AID TO AREAS ON>>>HURRICANE DORIAN’S DEATH>>>HURRICANE DORIAN’S DEATH TOLL HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 44 IN TOLL HAS RISEN TO AT LEAST 44 IN THE BAHAMAS, AND THAT NUMBER IS THE BAHAMAS, AND THAT NUMBER IS FEARED TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. FEARED TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE. THE CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE THE CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE STORM DECIMATED THE ISLANDS LAST STORM DECIMATED THE ISLANDS LAST WEEK LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT WEEK LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT HOMES. HOMES. ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK ACCORDING TO THE “NEW YORK TIMES,” THE BAHAMIAN SECURITY TIMES,” THE BAHAMIAN SECURITY FORCES ARE STILL RESPONDING TO FORCES ARE STILL RESPONDING TO REPORTS OF MISSING AND TRAPPED REPORTS OF MISSING AND TRAPPED PEOPLE. PEOPLE. AND TEAMS OF FORENSIC AND TEAMS OF FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COMBING INVESTIGATORS ARE STILL COMBING THROUGH THE STORM DEBRIS. THROUGH THE STORM DEBRIS. YESTERDAY, DELTA AIR LINES YESTERDAY, DELTA AIR LINES BROUGHT IN 5,000 POUNDS OF BROUGHT IN 5,000 POUNDS OF RELIEF AID TO THE BAHAMAS. RELIEF AID TO THE BAHAMAS. THE AIRLINE ALSO PLANNED TO HELP THE AIRLINE ALSO PLANNED TO HELP EVACUATE HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN EVACUATE HUNDREDS OF HAITIAN REFUGEES ON TWO FLIGHTS, BUT DUE REFUGEES ON TWO FLIGHTS, BUT DUE TO OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES, IT TO OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES, IT WAS ONLY ABLE TO SEND ONE. WAS ONLY ABLE TO SEND ONE. THE AIRLINE SAID MOREAU FLIGHTS THE AIRLINE SAID MOREAU FLIGHTS ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. ARE PLANNED FOR TODAY. JOINING US NOW, “MORNING JOE” JOINING US NOW, “MORNING JOE” CONTRIBUTOR DR. DAVE CAMPBELL CONTRIBUTOR DR. DAVE CAMPBELL WHO IS JUST BACK FROM THE WHO IS JUST BACK FROM THE BAHAMAS. BAHAMAS. A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW, DR. DAVE, A LOT OF WHAT YOU SAW, DR. DAVE, I’M WONDER IF YOU’RE HEARING I’M WONDER IF YOU’RE HEARING REFLECTIONS OF THIS NOW AS DAYS REFLECTIONS OF THIS NOW AS DAYS GO BY, RESIDENTS WORRIED THAT AS GO BY, RESIDENTS WORRIED THAT AS TIME GOES BY THINGS ARE GOING TO TIME GOES BY THINGS ARE GOING TO GET SO MUCH WORSE FOR THEM GET SO MUCH WORSE FOR THEM BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ACCESS TO BECAUSE THERE’S NOT ACCESS TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE STRANDED. HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE STRANDED.>>IT’S A COMPLEX PROBLEM, MIKA.>>IT’S A COMPLEX PROBLEM, MIKA. THE ISLAND IS SURROUNDED BY THE ISLAND IS SURROUNDED BY WATER. WATER. THERE ARE LOTS OF SMALL THERE ARE LOTS OF SMALL SETTLEMENTS ON ABACO ISLAND IN SETTLEMENTS ON ABACO ISLAND IN PARTICULAR, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT PARTICULAR, BUT IF YOU LOOK AT BOTH GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO BOTH GRAND BAHAMA AND ABACO ISLAND AND ALL THE LITTLE ISLAND AND ALL THE LITTLE ISLANDS SURROUNDING IT, THERE ISLANDS SURROUNDING IT, THERE MAY BE UP TO 70,000 PEOPLE THAT MAY BE UP TO 70,000 PEOPLE THAT ARE WITHOUT SHELTER OR HOMES. ARE WITHOUT SHELTER OR HOMES. AND THE DEATH TOLL WILL AND THE DEATH TOLL WILL CERTAINLY RISE. CERTAINLY RISE. THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT IS THE BAHAMIAN GOVERNMENT IS SIMPLY STATING THAT THEIR SIMPLY STATING THAT THEIR CONCENTRATION NOW SON RECOVERY CONCENTRATION NOW SON RECOVERY AND PROVIDING AID, NOT KEEPING AND PROVIDING AID, NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE DEATH TOLL. UP WITH THE DEATH TOLL.>>SO IF YOU LOOK AT THESE>>SO IF YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES OVERHEAD AND, YOU KNOW, PICTURES OVERHEAD AND, YOU KNOW, YOU AND I BOTH, WE BOTH SPENT YOU AND I BOTH, WE BOTH SPENT DECADES IN FLORIDA, EVEN AN DECADES IN FLORIDA, EVEN AN UNTRAINED EYE CAN TELL THERE UNTRAINED EYE CAN TELL THERE JUST ISN’T SHELTER ON THAT JUST ISN’T SHELTER ON THAT ISLAND. ISLAND. THERE ISN’T MUCH SHELTER ON THAT THERE ISN’T MUCH SHELTER ON THAT ISLAND. ISLAND. WHAT IS PROJECT HOPE DOING? WHAT IS PROJECT HOPE DOING? WHAT ARE OTHER RELIEF AGENCIES WHAT ARE OTHER RELIEF AGENCIES DOING TO PROVIDE BASIC DOING TO PROVIDE BASIC SUSTENANCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO SUSTENANCE TO THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUFFERED IN THIS STORM? HAVE SUFFERED IN THIS STORM? AND DO THEY EXPECT IT TO EVEN AND DO THEY EXPECT IT TO EVEN GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER? GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER?>>YEAH, JOE, THEY — THEY AND>>YEAH, JOE, THEY — THEY AND DOZENS OF OTHER NONGOVERNMENTAL DOZENS OF OTHER NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THEIR ORGANIZATIONS ARE DOING THEIR WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY SHIPPING WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY SHIPPING BARGES OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, BARGES OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT, FOOD, SHELTER, EQUIPMENT, FOOD, SHELTER, PROVISIONAL SHELTER AND WATER PROVISIONAL SHELTER AND WATER OVER TO PARTICULARLY MARSH OVER TO PARTICULARLY MARSH HARBOUR, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER, HARBOUR, WHICH IS THE EPICENTER, FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, OF THE FROM WHAT I CAN TELL, OF THE BRUNT OF THE HURRICANE DORIAN. BRUNT OF THE HURRICANE DORIAN. SO LOTS OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING SO LOTS OF THINGS ARE HAPPENING SIMULTANEOUSLY. SIMULTANEOUSLY. THERE’S NO FUEL. THERE’S NO FUEL. SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CARS ON SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CARS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE FIRST THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THE FIRST ROUND OF CARS WERE THOSE THAT ROUND OF CARS WERE THOSE THAT WERE FLOODED. WERE FLOODED. THE SECOND ROUND OF CARS PARKED THE SECOND ROUND OF CARS PARKED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THEY’VE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, THEY’VE RUN OUT OF GAS. RUN OUT OF GAS.>>WE’VE HEARD — WE’VE HEARD>>WE’VE HEARD — WE’VE HEARD SOME SAD STORIES, WE WERE SOME SAD STORIES, WE WERE VISITING A CHURCH YESTERDAY AND VISITING A CHURCH YESTERDAY AND HEARING ABOUT THEIR RELIEF HEARING ABOUT THEIR RELIEF EFFORTS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. EFFORTS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS. YOU KNOW THIS AREA VERY WELL. YOU KNOW THIS AREA VERY WELL. YOU OBVIOUSLY WENT OVER TO THIS YOU OBVIOUSLY WENT OVER TO THIS AREA. AREA. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST CONCERN TODAY? TODAY?>>TODAY IT IS BOTH SECURITY AS>>TODAY IT IS BOTH SECURITY AS WELL AS PREVENTING THOSE THAT WELL AS PREVENTING THOSE THAT ARE INJURED FROM DEVELOPING ARE INJURED FROM DEVELOPING FURTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS JUST FURTHER HEALTH PROBLEMS JUST BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO ELECTRICITY, TO PROBLEM TO ELECTRICITY, TO PROBLEM MEDICINES, TO IV FLUIDS, TO MEDICINES, TO IV FLUIDS, TO ANTIBIOTICS. ANTIBIOTICS. THAT’S WHERE PROJECT HOPE, THAT’S WHERE PROJECT HOPE, RUBICON, THEY’RE BRINGING IN TO RUBICON, THEY’RE BRINGING IN TO THE MARSH HOSPITAL THAT’S THE MARSH HOSPITAL THAT’S SURROUNDED BY HUNDREDS AND SURROUNDED BY HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE WHO NEED HEALTH CARE, THEY NEED SUPPLIES HEALTH CARE, THEY NEED SUPPLIES AND THEY NEED MONEY. AND THEY NEED MONEY.>>AND THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE>>AND THOSE ARE EXACTLY THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN GET THE

Pompeo on disaster relief in Bahamas, peace talks with the Taliban


>>Chris: DAVID SPUN REPORTING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THANK YOU. JOINING US NOT TO DISCUSS ALL OF THIS AND MORE, SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO. WELCOME BACK TO FOX OR SUNDAY.>>Secretary Pompeo: IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK ON, THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON THE SHOW THIS MORNING.>>Chris: LET’S START WITH THE PRESIDENT ‘S TWEET LATE LAST NIGHT THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF THE MEETING, CANCELED THE MEETING WITH THE TALIBAN THAT WAS TO BE HELD AT CAMP DAVID TODAY, A SECRET MEETING, THAT HE HAS CALLED OFF ALL PEACE TALKS, NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE TALIBAN. WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE THE PLAN TO BEGIN TO PULL U.S. TROOPS OUT OF AFGHANISTAN?>>Secretary Pompeo: CHRIS, REMEMBER THE PRINCIPLES, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE CLEAR HE WANTS TO REDUCE RISKS TO AMERICANS. IF YOU SHOW THE PICTURES LAST NIGHT FROM THE DIGNIFIED TRANSFER, THE REMAINS OF SERGEANT FIRST CLASS, I WAS OUT THERE WITH HIS FAMILY. IT’S A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THE ENORMOUS COST AND SACRIFICE THESE HEROES MAKE FOR US EACH AND EVERY DAY. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TRYING TO REDUCE THAT RISK. AT THE SAME TIME, IS COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE WE REDUCE THE RISK THAT TERROR SHOULD EVER STRIKE THE UNITED STATES FROM AFGHANISTAN AGAIN SO WE’VE BEEN WORKING FOR MONTHS FOR PEACE AND RECONCILIATION DEAL. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, WORKING WITH OTHER AFGHAN LEADERS, WORKING WITH THE TALIBAN TO TRY AND REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE TO COMMENCE — YOU WOULD KNOW THIS WELL, TRYING TO GET THE AFGHANS TO TALK TO EACH OTHER, BASIC IDEA FOR ALMOST TWO DECADES NOW AND WE HAVE THE TALIBAN’S COMMITMENT TO DO THAT. WE HAVE A COMMITMENT BREAK FROM AL QAEDA PUBLICLY AND THEY WOULD HONESTLY HAVE TO DELIVER ON THAT COMMITMENT. SO WE’VE MADE REAL PROGRESS, BUT IN THE END, THE TALIBAN OVERREACHED. THEY FORGOT THAT AMERICA IS ALWAYS GOING TO PROTECT — THE COMMANDER RESOLUTE SUPPORT AND THE NATO FORCES THERE ARE STILL AT THIS HEART. KILLED OVER A THOUSAND TALIBAN JUST IN THE LAST TEN DAYS. WHILE THIS ISN’T A WAR OF ATTRITION, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW WHO WILL CONTINUE TO APPLY THE APPROPRIATE PRESSURE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE NEVER STRUCK WITH TERROR AGAIN FROM AFGHANISTAN.>>Chris: ARE THE TALKS AND ARE DEAD AND WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO RESTART THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: FOR THE TIME BEING THEY ARE. WE’VE RECALLED THE AMBASSADOR TO COME BACK TO WASHINGTON SO THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO THINK THROUGH HOW WE WOULD CHART THE PATH FORWARD AND I THINK — ALTHOUGH THE PRESIDENT HASN’T MADE A FINAL DECISION, WHAT THEY DID HERE WAS THEY TRIED TO USE TERROR TO IMPROVE THEIR NEGOTIATING POSITION AND I THINK ANYONE WHO WAS OBSERVED PRESIDENT TRUMP KNOWS WHETHER IT WAS IN HANOI WITH NORTH KOREA OR WHETHER IT’S BEEN AND HOW WE RESPONDED WHEN THE CHINESE RENEGED ON THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE TRADE DEAL, IN THE COURSE OF CONVERSATION BUT WE ARE TRYING TO IMPROVE BOTH TEAM’S OUTCOMES THROUGH A NEGOTIATED SOLUTION. IF THE OTHER TEAM COMMITS AN ACT THAT’S INCONSISTENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO TAKE THAT DEAL. HE’S NOT GOING TO TAKE A BAD DEAL. WE’RE LOOKING FOR MORE THAN WORDS ON PAPER. WERE LOOKING FOR REAL COMMITMENT AND THE TALIBAN DEMONSTRATED THAT EITHER THEY WEREN’T WILLING TO WORK COULDN’T LIVE UP TO THE COMMITMENT THEY NEEDED TO MAKE TO REDUCE VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: ‘S OF THE TALKS ARE OFTEN DEFINITELY?>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE WE GET THEM STARTED BACK. IT WILL ULTIMATELY BE UP TO THE TALIBAN BURIED THEY HAVE GOT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THEY ARE PREPARED TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE ASK THEM TO DO IN THE COURSE OF THE NEGOTIATION.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN, AS DAVID JUST REPORTED, HAS JUST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE ST COME OUT OF OUT OF THE SM COME OUT OF OUT OF THE S->>Secretary Pompeo: A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE — THOSE WORDS — COOLER HEADS I HOPE WILL PREVAIL. I DIDN’T SEE THE FULL STATEMENT, I DON’T KNOW ITS CONTEXT, I DON’T KNOW PRECISELY ISSUED IT. THE TALIBAN IS NOT MONOLITHIC.>>Chris: LET ME JUST — THEY SAID AMERICANS WILL SUFFER MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE AND THAT THIS WILL RESULT IN THE DEATH OF MORE AMERICAN TROOPS.>>Secretary Pompeo: I HOPE THAT’S NOT THE CASE. WE DON’T WANT ANY LOSS OF AMERICAN LIFE. KNOW THIS, KNOW THAT OUR DEPARTMENT DEFENDS — GENERAL MILLER HAVE THE FULL AUTHORITY TO DO WITH A NEED TO DO TO PROTECT AMERICAN SOLDIERS, SAILORS, AIR FORCE FOLKS WORKING THE AREA AND DO EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO DO TO PREVENT A TERROR ATTACK FROM EVER COMING BACK TO THE UNITED STATES AS IT DID NOW ALMOST 18 YEARS AGO.>>Chris: I WANT TO GET TO THE BIGGER QUESTION. WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES — YOU HAD AN AGREEMENT IN PRINCIPLE ALREADY, YOU’RE ON FIVE WITH TALIBAN LEADERS, FINE, WHO THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO MEET WITH TALIBAN LEADERS WHO HAVE THE BLOOD OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS ON THEIR HANDS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. WE REFLECTED ON THAT AS WE WERE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO DELIVER FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO AS WE CONSIDER THE RIGHT PATH FORWARD — YOUR POINT ABOUT AN AGREEMENT IMPOSSIBLE, I THINK THAT’S TRUE. STILL LOTS OF IMPLEMENTATION ISSUES, LOTS OF TECHNICAL ISSUES THAT NEEDED TO BE WORKED ON EVEN THOUGH WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR MONTHS, PRESIDENT TRUMP ULTIMATELY MADE THE DECISION — HE SAID I WANT TO TALK TO THE PRESIDENT. I WANT TO TALK TO THE TALIBAN NEGOTIATORS. I WANT TO LOOK THEM IN THE EYE, I WANT TO SEE IF WE CAN GET TO THE FINAL OUTCOME THAT WE NEEDED SO THAT WE COULD SIGNOFF A DEAL, SO WE FOUND THAT ARRANGEMENT ACCEPTABLE, THAT THE VERIFICATION WAS ADEQUATE AND WE CONCLUDED THIS WAS A PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE PLACE. YOU KNOW THE HISTORY OF CAMP DAVID. LOTS OF BAD FOLKS HAVE COME THROUGH THAT PLACE, THERE HAVE BEEN LOTS OF PEACE NEGOTIATIONS TAKING PLACE. IT’S ALL MOST ALWAYS THE CASE, CHRIS, THAT YOU DON’T GET TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOOD GUYS. THE REASON YOU’RE IN NEGOTIATIONS, TO END WARS, TO END CONFLICTS, TO END VIOLENCE, TO REDUCE RISK TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE, IS ALMOST ALWAYS BECAUSE THE PERSON ACROSS THE TABLE ISN’T EXACTLY THE FINEST.>>Chris: I UNDERSTAND — I DON’T WANT TO PRESS THE POINT TOO MUCH, BUT YASSER ARAFAT WAS THERE AND OBVIOUSLY HE WAS RESPONSIBLE THE PALESTINIAN LIBERALIZATION, THE DEATH OF MANY PEOPLE.>>Secretary Pompeo: MANY AMERICANS.>>Chris: BUT THE TALIBAN HAS THE DEATHS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE 9/11. NO CONCERNS ABOUT THAT? AND I GUESS MY QUESTION IS — YOU KNOW, I CAN UNDERSTAND THE ENVOY TALKING, WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO CONFIRM THAT STATUS ON THEM?>>Secretary Pompeo: PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS VERY CLEAR. HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE GOT TO THE RIGHT PLACE. HE HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMEONE — I’VE OBSERVED IS NOT FOR MY ENTIRE TIME WERE CONFIRM AS CIA DIRECTOR AND NOW SECRETARY OF STATE, HE IS WILLING TO TAKE RISKS. IF HE BELIEVES HE CAN DELIVER AN OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, HE WAS HOPEFUL THAT THIS CONVERSATION WOULD LEAD — WE’VE BEEN AT THIS NOW ALMOST TWO DECADES. $30 BILLION A YEAR AND WE’VE GOT TERROR RISKS ALL ACROSS THE WORLD, NOT JUST IN AFGHANISTAN. WE’VE GOT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE FORCES POSTURED RIGHT ALL ACROSS THE WORLD. WE SOMETIMES SINGULARLY FOCUSED ON AFGHANISTAN BECAUSE OF ITS DEEP HISTORY AND DEEP CONNECTION WHAT THEY DID ON 9/11 THAT STILL ANGERS ME TO THIS VERY MOMENT, WITH GOT TO MAKE SURE WE GET IT RIGHT AND OUR EFFORTS OVER THE LAST MONTH HAVE BEEN TO DO THAT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR ABOUT OUR MISSION SET AND I HOPE WE WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO HAVE DOWN THAT PATH SO WE CAN GET THE REDUCTION IN VIOLENCE AND WE CAN GET THE TALIBAN TO MAKE A COMMITMENT AND THEN LIVE UP WITH HER TO BREAK WITH AL QAEDA AND WE CAN GET THEM BACK AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE WITH THEIR AFGHAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS TO REDUCE THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THERE.>>Chris: IRAN JUST ANNOUNCED THAT IT IS GOING TO USE ADVANCED CENTRIFUGES THAT WILL ALLOW IT TO ENRICH URANIUM FASTER. THIS IS AT LEAST THE THIRD — I DON’T HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE THIRD VIOLATION OF THE NUCLEAR DEAL THAT THEY HAVE MADE IN RECENT MONTHS. ALL OF THESE ARE SHORTENING THE TIME THAT IRAN WOULD NEED TO BUILD AN ATOMIC — NUCLEAR WEAPON TO LESS THAN A YEAR. IS THE THREAT OF A NUCLEAR IRAN INCREASING, AND GIVEN THE FACT U.S. SANCTIONS HAVE HAMMERED THE ECONOMY BUT THEY ARE NOT STOPPING IRAN IN THIS AREA, WHAT’S THE U.S. GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?>>Secretary Pompeo: WE HOPE THE WHOLE WORLD WILL JOIN US. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS BEEN VERY CLEAR, IRAN WON’T HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON ON OUR WATCH. WE WILL STOP IT. HE’S MADE CLEAR WE ARE PREPARED TO DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ENSURE THAT THAT’S THE CASE. THE CHALLENGE IS OF COURSE WE CAME IN AFTER THE PREVISIT ADMINISTRATION HAD GIVEN THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC — AYATOLLAH, GIVEN HIM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN ECONOMIC WEALTH WITH WHICH TO BUILD THESE VERY PROGRAMS AND AS YOU SEE, CHRIS, THEY CAN TURN THEM BACK ON LIKE THAT. ONE OF THE CENTRAL FAILURES OF THE JCPOA IS WHATEVER IT LIMITS THEIR WORK COULD BE TURNED BACK ON IN A MINUTE. WE SEE THIS. THEY MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW THEY ARE SPENDING CENTRIFUGES, HIGHER AND HIGHER ENRICHMENT RATES. THIS IS A CRAZY’S FAILED DEAL. OUR APPROACH IS BEEN VERY DIFFERENT, BUILD OUT ALLIANCES WITH THE GULF STATES, WITH ISRAEL, WITH ALL THE PARTNERS ON THE WORLD WHO UNDERSTAND THE THREAT OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS INSIDE OF THE MIDDLE EAST, INSIDE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN AND TO REDUCE THE CAPACITY TO EXECUTE THAT, AND WE’VE DONE IT. IF WE CAN SEE IT WITH HEZBOLLAH. THEY HAVE FEWER RESOURCES. WE CAN SEE IT WITH THE MILITIAS IN IRAQ, THEY ARE SCRAMBLING FOR RESOURCES. WE THINK THE IRANIAN GOVERNMENT WILL SHRINK, THEIR GDP WILL SHRINK BY AS MUCH AS 12 OR 14% THIS YEAR. THIS WILL REDUCE THEIR CAPACITY TO PURCHASE THE THINGS THEY NEED, THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED, THE MATERIALS THEY NEED TO INFLICT TERROR AROUND THE WORLD. IF THAT’S PRESIDENT TRUMP’S APPROACH. I THINK WE’VE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL SO FAR. TO BE ONE PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF MEETING WITH IRANIAN PRESIDENT, POSSIBLY AT THE U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY LATER THIS MONTH, HERE HE IS.>>THERE INFLATION IS AT A NUMBER THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN INFLATION AT. AND IT’S A VERY SAD SITUATION. THEY COULD SOLVE IT VERY QUICKLY, WE COULD SOLVE IT IN 24 HOURS, BUT WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>Chris: BUT HE SAYS NO MEETING UNTIL ALL U.S. SANCTIONS ARE LIFTED FIRST AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THERE’S NO WAY THAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN. WHAT DO YOU PUT THE ODDS OF ERIC TRUMP SUMMIT THIS MONTH AT THE U.N.?>>Secretary Pompeo: I WILL LEAVE THAT TO THE FOLKS IN VEGAS. HERE’S HOW I KNOW WE WILL THINK ABOUT IT. PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL THINK ABOUT WHETHER IT’S APPROPRIATE TO MEET BASED ON WHETHER HE THINKS WE CAN GET AN IMPROVED OUTCOME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. HE HAS SAID HE WOULD MEET WITH HIM WITH NO PRECEDING P HIM WITH NO PRECEDING E HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING D HIM WITH NO PRECEDING T HIM WITH NO PRECEDING O HIM WITH NO PRECEDING S HIM WITH NO PRECEDING . END OF THE TUBES AND FROZE INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT. THERE ARE THOSE WHO THINK IT’S WIDE TO MEET, THOSE WHO CAN THINK IT WAS JUST KILL PEOPLE ON THE WORLD. MAKING SURE WE DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND OF THE REVOLUTIONARY NATURE OF THE REGIME IS ON ACCEPTABLE AND THEY CUT OR CHANGE THE BEHAVIOR AND THAT AMERICA WILL NEVER PERMIT THEM TO HAVE A NUCLEAR WEAPON. THOSE INSIDE OF IRAN THAT UNDERSTAND THAT AND I THINK THE MAJORITY OF IRANIAN PEOPLE AS WELL. THOSE OF THE FOLKS THAT WE WANT TO TALK TO SO WE ULTIMATELY GET THE RIGHT OUTCOME. WE WANT A SUCCESSFUL IRAN. WE WANT THEM TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY OF NATIONS. YOU CAN’T DO THAT WHEN YOU’RE BUILDING MUSCLES THAT THREATEN EUROPE, THREATEN ISRAEL, AND BUILDING UP SYSTEMS THAT COULD ULTIMATELY CREATE A NUCLEAR WEAPON.>>Chris: FINALLY, YOU SPOKE AT KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ON FRIDAY, WHICH DID NOT EXACTLY DAMPEN SPECULATION THAT YOU MIGHT RUN FOR THE SENATE NEXT YEAR. WHICH IS BEEN OBVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT. IN FACT, JERRY MORAN, THE OTHER SENATOR, NOT THE SEAT THAT YOU WOULD BE GOING FOR POTENTIALLY, HAD TALKED ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF YOU RUNNING THE OTHER DAY. HERE HE IS.>>WOULDN’T BE SURPRISED THAT HE WOULD ENTER THAT RACE AND I THINK YOU WOULD BE A GOOD, SOLID CANDIDATE THAT WOULD HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT IN KANSAS.>>Chris: ‘S TO HAVE MORAN’S ENDORSEMENT. SOMEONE SAID THE OTHER DAY THAT YOU HAVE GONE RECENTLY FROM NO TO NO COMMENT. YOU CERTAINLY ARE NOT SHUTTING THE DOOR.>>Secretary Pompeo: THAT WAS VERY KIND OF THE SENATOR. I APPRECIATE THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE AND I KNOW HE WAS TRYING TO BE INCREDIBLY HELPFUL, AS WAS SENATOR McCONNELL VARIED>>Chris: HE SAYS ARE HIS NUMBER ONE CHOICE.>>Secretary Pompeo: LET’S BE CLEAR, I’VE GIVEN US A MESSAGE FOR THE ENTIRE TIME UP AND ASK ABOUT THIS. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO ARE ASKING ABOUT THIS OR FOLKS LIKE YOU, AND THAT’S JUST FINE. I’M FOCUSED ON WHAT I’M DOING EVERYDAY, SO LONG AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO BE HIS SECRETARY, THAT’S WHAT I’M INTENT UPON. I’VE GIVEN IT A LOT LESS THOUGHT THAN IT SOUNDS LIKE OTHERS MAY HAVE.>>Chris: ONE LAST QUESTION IN THIS REGARD AND I WILL LET HER GO BECAUSE I KNOW IT’S WHAT YOU WILL SAY, I WANT TO DO IT PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS ME TO DO. WHAT IF PRESIDENT TRUMP COMES TO YOU BECAUSE OF JERRY MORAN, BECAUSE OF MITCH McCONNELL EARLY NEXT SPRING AND SAYS YOU KNOW WHAT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU COULD DO FOR ME IS TO RUN FOR THE SENATE TO HOLD THE SENATE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY, THEN WHAT WOULD YOU DO?>>Secretary Pompeo: GOODNESS KNOWS. THESE ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO ANSWER BECAUSE I SPEND, AS YOU CAN SEE, I SPEND EVERY WAKING MOMENT TRYING TO DELIVER AMERICAN DIPLOMAS AROUND THE WORLD. GOING TO KEEP DOING THAT SO LONG AS I’M DOING THIS WE WILL SEE WHAT LIFE BRINGS ON THE NEXT THING IN LIFE APPROACHES.>>Chris: AND WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HONORING THE SERVICE OF SERGEANT BARRETO. WE ALL HOLD HIM IN OUR HEARTS, WE ALL HOLD THE HEARTS OF HIS FAMILY, YOU TELL ME HIS DAD WAS IN THE MILITARY, OTHER RELATIVES IN THE MILITARY, TERRIBLE LOSS.>>Secretary Pompeo: THANK YOU, IT WAS A TERRIBLE LOSS. THANK YOU FOR HONORING HIM BY BRINGING THIS BACK UP, A TRUE

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GOING TO WATCH IT IN FULL RIGHT HERE RUN NEWS NOW ARE TO RESPOND EFFECTIVELY THAT’S GOOD I THINK WE ONE ALSO SAY WE WERE. REALLY WELL PREPARED IMPORTER RICO. EIGHT WE ARE LUCKY IMPORTER RICO WHERE MYSTIFIED QUITE A BIT ACTUALLY. BUT WE WERE READY JUST IN CASE AND THE TREMENDOUS SUPPLIES. PEOPLE LOT OF THINGS GOING ON A BORDER RICO. AND THEY WERE VERY HAPPY AND- IT WORKED OUT VERY WELL AND THE OPTIMUM BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T GET HIT. BUT IT TOOK A DIFFERENT PATH AND IT HIT THE BAHAMAS VERY HARD. SO AGAIN WE’RE WORKING WITH THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS AT THEIR REQUEST AND DO WE HAVE A LOT OF. A LOT OF PEOPLE HELPING AND WE HAVE THE MOST IMPORTANTLY THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD WHICH IS DONE SO INCREDIBLY WELL. IN TEXAS AND FLORIDA. ENDED BORDER RICO IN THE LAST HER AGAIN THE LAST BIG ONE AD WILL BE COULD SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT. THE SECRETARY WE’RE READY DOMESTICALLY HERE FROM FLORIDA UP THROUGH THE CAROLINAS BECAUSE GUARD. FOR THE DHS FEMA TEAMS OR SO WEEKS WERE A 100% READY TO ROLL THERE. IN THE BAHAMAS IT’S BEEN CHALLENGING WE ACCESS THE BAHAMAS THE ODD BECAUSE WHICH IS IN THE NORTHEASTERN REGION OF BOMBS. ON MONDAY FIRST FLIGHT CREWS OF THE ROTOR WING HELICOPTERS GOT IN THERE. WE’VE RESCUED PROBABLY. YOU KNOW FIFTY FOLKS TODAY WE’RE JUST STARTING TO GET A SIGHT PICTURE ON GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND IN FREEPORT WHICH IS THE CENTER OF GRAVITY POPULATION WISE. IN THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS SO TODAY WILL START TO HAVE A MUCH FULLER PICTURE. THAT’S WHY THE REGION WHERE OR DOOR AND SAT FOR ALMOST THIRTY SIX FORTY EIGHT HOURS JUST POUNDED TO REQUEST SO. WE JUST THE SPECS THE IMPACTS TO BE SEVERE SIR WERE RENDERING. YOU KNOW LIFE SAVING SUPPORT HERE YOU MANAGER SYSTEMS WORKING WITH THE U. S. A ID IN THE OFFICE FOR DISASTER ASSISTANCE WAS THE LEAD AGENCY HERE. ON PROVIDING IT ORIGIN SORRY. SUPPORT OUR CD PEER MARINE COUNTERPARTS ARE THERE WITH HELICOPTERS AND- YOU KNOW WE’LL SEE WHERE THIS OF MILES TO THE NEXT TWENTY FOUR HOURS A WHAT TYPE. OF ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. PLUS WE FROM DUTY MAY BE WARRANTED SIR. CUTTERS WHICH CHALLENGING RIGHT NOW SIR BECAUSE WE HAVEN’T GOT INTO THE FREEPORT GRAND BAHAMAS. IN THERE’S NO OPEN AIRPORTS AIRPORTS ARE UNDER WATER THOSE AIRPORTS THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE. ARE NOT ACCESSIBLE FROM ROAD SO MOSES OF CAN COME AND ROTARY WING A IDEAS GOT TO GET. YOU KNOW SORT OF A NETWORK IN PLACE TO START THE STRIPPING SPLICERS WE’RE WORKING DILIGENTLY. WITH OUR PARTNERS ON THAT I’M TRYING TO BRING SOME RELIEF TO THE BAHAMAS SIR. AND I GUESS THE OTHER PROBLEM IS WE DON’T KNOW HOW. HARD SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA. GEORGIA TO EXTEND. COULD BE TO A BIG STEP WE DON’T KNOW YET WE DON’T KNOW WHERE THE HURRICANES TURNING I GUESS SAID NO WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT IT CERTAINLY WAS PRESIDENT. SECRETARY MAC WE DO NOT DISCUSS THE MAJOR WRISTS THE STORM SURGE THE HEAVY RAINFALL AND TROPICAL STORM OR HURRICANE FORCE WINDS THE OTHER ASPECTS OF THE STORE THE MAKE IT PARTICULARLY TROUBLESOME. ARE THE DURATION OF IT IT’S GOING TO BE AT YET ANOTHER TWO DAYS BEFORE FOR CLEAR THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST. ON CURRENT TRACK THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR LANDFALL. BUT HE WITHOUT LAND FULL OF THE HEAVY RAIN. THAT’S GOING TO IMPACT SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA. IS COMING RIGHT ON TOP OF AREAS THAT WERE DAMAGING HURRICANES MATTHEW IN TWENTY SIXTEEN. AND HURRICANE FLORENCE IN TWENTY EIGHTEEN. SO FEMALE AS WELL PREPARED FOR THEIR CALL AND RESPONSE ON TOP OF RECOVERY. THESE ARE COMMUNITIES FAMILIES WHO HAVE ALREADY BEEN AFFECTED BY PREVIOUS HURRICANE SEASONS. AS PRETTY AMAZING THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PATH THAT WE THOUGHT. AND EVERYBODY THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS ABOUT A 95% PROBABILITY. AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE NOT THAT. TURNED OUT TO BE. GOING UP THE COAST. AND WE’LL SEE WHERE THAT HAPPENS NOW THERE’S EVEN A CHANCE IT COULD START GOING FOR THE RIGHT. THAT ACT THAT COULD HAPPEN THAT WOULD REALLY BE A LOT. BUT WE CERTAINLY GOT LUCKY IN FLORIDA NOW WE CAN GET LUCKY AND- GEORGIA IF YOU LOOK AT SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA BUT IT COULD EVEN EXTEND BEYOND THAT. SO WE’RE TALKING ABOUT VIRGINIA. HARD TO BELIEVE. SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT IT’S A VERY A RADIC VERY SLOW VERY POWERFUL. HURRICANE IN THE IT’S BUILT UP A TREMENDOUS WATER AND WATER SUPPLY. AND LIKE IF YOU’VE SEEN THAT TEXAS HAD SOMETHING SIMILAR WHERE THE WATER WAS TREMENDOUS THE WATER DUMP WAS TREMENDOUS AND- WE HAVE THAT HERE BUT- AGAIN IT LOOKS LIKE FLORIDA IS. GOING TO BE IN FANTASTIC SHAPE BY COMPARISON TO WHAT WE THOUGHT WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE A DIRECT HIT. WE WERE THINKING IN TERMS OF ANDREW HURRICANE ANDREW FOR MANY YEARS AGO WHAT WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF MIAMI. AND THAT WAS A DISASTER. AND SO WE’RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT. SO FAR FLORIDA. AND WE’LL SEE HOW IT COMES WITH RESPECT TO OTHER STATES BUT IT’S STARTING TO MOVE UP ALONG THE COAST. THAT’S A LITTLE BIT FURTHER AWAY I THINK THAT WE WOULD HAVE PROJECTED. RIGHT NOW BUT I CAN RAPIDLY TURN LEFT. WEST AND WE HOPE THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN. BUT WE’RE VERY WELL PREPARED EVERYBODY’S. BEEN INCREDIBLE I HAVE ACTUALLY PETER GAINER. IS ON THE PHONE. LISTENING. TO WHAT WE’RE SAYING PETER. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO ADD. AND WE’RE READY TO RESPOND TO ANY. TO A SINGLE OF AND- WE FOLLOW THE STORM UP THE COASTWILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT UNTIL DURING IS NOT A- THREAT. THEY ARE QUICK OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE RESOURCES THAT ARE IN THE DEAL RIGHT NOW. RESPOND TO REPORT TO THE. INCLUDED SIX THOUSAND TRANSACTION AND THE NORTH OF MOBILE ON. NATIONAL ARMS HIS RESULT MEREKA RED CROSS OF SPACES WITH SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND. WE. THE MINE WORKERS THAT ARE READY TO DO RESTORATION OF LOSS OF BIOLOGICAL LINE NOW WE ARE READY TO GO AND AGAIN WE’LL FOLLOW DOREEN OFF THE COAST UNTIL IT IS NOT A THREAT TO THE US THANK YOU SIR GREAT JOB TELL YOU PEOPLE THAT SAME A FANTASTIC JOB BUT WILL HOLD IT TILL THE VERY END OKAY WE’LL HOLD CONGRADULATIONS TO THE END BUT WE’RE VERY WELL PREPARED FOR NORTH CAROLINA SOUTH CAROLINA GEORGIA. AND AGAIN WE’RE HELPING THE. BAHAMAS AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE BAHAMAS OKAY. YOU OVER A NATION. THE RESEARCH CONCERNS FORCED LAST WEEK OF EVERY PROGRAM HUNDRED AND FIFTY MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE FEMA DISASTER RELIEF ELEVEN BASED BUDGET TO ADDRESS THE CRISIS ON THE BORDER ARE YOU STILL COMFORTABLE WITH THAT THESE ARE STILL YEAH WELL FIRST OF ALL WE’RE USING MUCH LESS HERE THAN WE ANTICIPATED WE THOUGHT THIS WAS GOING TO BE A DIRECT ORIGINALLY THIS WAS GOING TO BE A DIRECT HIT INTO MIAMI. AND WE’RE WE WOULD’VE BEEN SATISFIED ANYWAY NO WE NEED TO WE NEED HELP ON THE BORDER OF THE NUMBERS ARE REALLY GOOD I WANT TO THANK AGAIN THE COUNTRY OF MEXICO THEY HAVE TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND SOLDIERS RIGHT NOW PROTECTING OUR BORDERS. AND THEY’VE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB SO WE APPRECIATE THAT. VERY MUCH. OF MEXICO. HAS NEVER HELPED US ON THE BORDER. AND THEY ARE NOW TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND SOLDIERS AND YOU MAY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS ARE DOWN AND HALF I GUESS F YOU WANT TO MENTION THAT THERE WERE OR COMPILING THE AUGUST NUMBERS NOW WE RELEASING THOSE EARLY NEXT WEEK OF OVER LOOKING AT A REDUCTION OF OVER 50% FROM MAY TO TODAY OUR CONTINUED PARTNERSHIP WITH MEXICO JUST GOT BACK AS A PRESENT FROM ELSE OUR LAST WEEK OR SIGN A NEW AGREEMENT. TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER ON A REGULAR MIGRATION SO WE’RE GETTING A LOT OF PARTNERSHIP FROM THE COUNTRIES IN THE REGION I WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP AND AGAIN APPLYING THOSE RESOURCES AT THE BORDER TO ENHANCE OUR SECURITY. AT THE WALL IS BEING BUILT IT’S GOING UP RAPIDLY AND SAID I GUESS MOST OF YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE WHERE BUILDING A VERY LARGE SECTIONS OF WALL AGENTS. I GET A BIG. FACTOR WAS WE JUST WON THE BIG SUPREME COURT CASES YOU KNOW. AND WE HAVE WE’RE BUILDING A DIFFERENT SECTIONS WERE BUILDING DIFFERENT SECTIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY. AND WE THINK BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR WHICH WILL BE. SOMETIME RIGHT AFTER THE ELECTION ACTUALLY BUT WE THINK WE’RE GONNA HAVE CLOSE TO FIVE HUNDRED MILES OF WALL WHICH WILL BE. COMPLETE THAT’LL BE WHAT WE WANTED TO DO IS ABOUT FIVE HUNDRED MILES AT WILL TAKE CARE OF. ALL OF THE YEARS THAT WE WANTED INCLUDING SOME OF THE MARGINAL AREAS THAT WE DIDN’T NECESSARILY NEED BUT WE COULD. COULD HAVE GOTTEN IT DONE. WE WERE LOOKING TO DO ABOUT A FIVE HUNDRED MILE STRETCH WE SHOULD HAVE IT. ALMOST. COMPLETE IF NOT COMPLETE BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR SO IT. MEMBERS OF CONGRESS OF EVERY PROGRAM. YES WE HAVE. CAN WE ASK WHAT USE GOLDEN’S IS POSSIBLE I DIDN’T TELL ANYTHING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE. SPOKE WITH MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND- EXPLAINED IT TO ALL MEN. I THINK HE FELT THE- VERY GOOD ABOUT IT HE FEELS IT’S A NATIONAL SECURITY. PROBLEM I DO TOO IT IS WHEN YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TRYING TO RUSSIA COUNTRY I THINK THAT’S NATIONAL SECURITY. WHEN YOU OF DRUGS POURING INTO OUR COUNTRY I’VE YOU THAT IS NATIONAL SECURITY. AND THE END VERY GOOD CONVERSATIONS WITH VARIOUS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS. ON THE NEED THIS STORM STAYS ON TRACK. AND CAROLINE YOU’LL HIT PHARMA. IF YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEMS IF YOU HAVE IN PLACE TO HELP AND- STATION GOOD QUESTION. WE’RE VERY WELL PREPARED FOR THAT LAST TIME IF YOU REMEMBER WHEN IT HIT MEXICO BEACH WE WIPED OUT A LARGE SHOW LARGE. FORMER AREAS IN NOT ONLY FLORIDA BUT IN ALABAMA AND GEORGIA. AND WHAT WE DID IS WE WERE ABLE TO HELP THE FARMERS A LOT AS YOU KNOW WE SEND AID TO THE FARMERS THEY LOST THEIR CROPS THEY LOST SOME CASES THAT WAS ALMOST EVERYTHING WE WERE ABLE TO HELP THEM GET BACK ON THEIR FEET. I WILL BE DOING THE SAME THING NOW. YOU WILL HAVE PROBABLY SOME HIT ON FORMS UP ALONG THE COAST AND WE’RE GONNA BE ABLE TO GO IN WITH SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE. WE HAVE A LOT OF MONEY BECAUSE OF THE SHERIFF’S WE’VE TAKEN AND WE’VE TAKEN A TREMENDOUS MANY MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF TERRORISTS FROM CHINA. AND WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO BE HELPING OUR FARMERS ALONG THE COAST IF THEY GET HIT THEY MAY NOT GET HIT THERE’S A REAL CHANCE THAT THIS COULD BE THE OTHER WAY BUT THERE’S ALSO A CHANCE TO GO STRAIGHT OR- HE GOES LEFT OF A DOES LEFT THAT’S IT. EVEN DIFFERENT. SUBJECT BUT OUR FARMERS WILL BE HELPED WOULD HELP FOR. THEY HAVE A LOT OF WHAT DEPENDS IT DEPENDS IT WHAT YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT DEPENDS. WHO’S HIT WHICH STATE IS IT RIGHT NOW WE DON’T KNOW WE JUST CAN WE CAN PREDICT THE PATH. BUT SO FAR THE PREDICTING IS BEEN VERY TOUGH WITH THIS PARTICULAR CASE. BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF WE’VE TAKEN ANY TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS. IN TARIFFS FROM CHINA. PRICES HAVE NOT GONE UP WHERE THEY’VE GOT A VERY LITTLE. GIANT IS PAID FOR MOST OF THAT AND I SAY PAID FOR ALL OF IT. CHINA’S NOW HAD THE WORST YEAR THAT THEY’VE HAD IN FIFTY SEVEN YEARS THIS IS THE WORST YEAR THEY’VE HAD AND FIFTY SEVEN YEARS. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT IN THE MEANTIME WOULD TAKE A LOT OF MONEY WE HAVEN’T TAKEN TEN CENTS IN FROM CHINA. IF YOU LOOK BACK OVER THE YEARS IT’S BEEN THE OTHER WAY AROUND THEY TAKEN FROM US WE NEVER TAKE FROM THEM. NOW WE’RE TAKING FROM THEM SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF MONEY TO HELP OUR FARMERS. LAST YEAR I GAVE THE FARMERS SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS OUT OF TERRORIST. THE YEAR BEFORE THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE TARGETED BY CHINA. THE YEAR BEFORE THAT I GAVE OUR FARMERS TWELVE BILLION DOLLARS AND- THE WAY WE FIGURED THAT I SAID HOW. BADLY HAVE OUR FARMERS BEEN HIT BY. TARGETING FROM CHINA. AND I WAS TOLD THEY WERE HIT TO THE TUNE OF SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS. AND I MADE UP THAT SIXTEEN DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR TO THE FARMERS. SO THE FARMERS ARE EXREMELY HAPPY AND THEY ALSO KNOW I INDEED THAT WARRIORS. THEY ALSO KNOW WE HAVE TO DO THIS WHICH I KNOW WE CAN’T LET THIS ONE THEY WERE TAKEN OUT. OF A HUNDRED. DOLLARS A YEAR. PART OF THIS COUNTRY INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THEFT WHICH IS. RAMPANT SO OUR FARMERS WILL BE HELPED. NOBODY THAT WE’VE DONE MORE FOR THAT ARE FARMERS AND- JUST A YEAH. WHEN THE WAR WITH THIS IS A- TRADE WAR TRADE HOW TO YOUR- GOAL MAY THEN YOU WALK. AND US. AND THAT’S NOT HAPPENING ANYMORE BUT THE FARMERS HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF. SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS AND TWELVE BILLION DOLLARS EACH YEAR. THANK. THE UNITED STATES TRYING TO INFILTRATE A COMPANY WHO IS WHO. IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS. NO IT’S A NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERN WALL WAY IS A BIG CONCERN OF OUR MILITARY OF OUR INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES AND WE ARE NOT DOING BUSINESS WITH WHILE WAY ADDLED STOP ALMOST COMPLETELY IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. AND WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH RESPECT TO CHINA BUT WHILE WAY HAS. BEEN NOT A PLAYER THAT WE WANT TO DISCUSS WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT RIGHT NOW WE’RENOT GONNA BE DOING BUSINESS WITH WHILE WAY WE’RE GONNA DO OUR OWN BUSINESS YOU KNOW THE OLD FASHIONED WAY WE’LL DO IT RIGHT FROM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES WHICH IS WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME. BY THE WAY SPEAKING OF TERROR SERRANO TERRORISTS IF YOU WANT TO. BUILD OR MAKE THESE PRODUCTS IN THE UNITED STATES THERE ARE NO CHARGE. WHATSOEVER AND- PEOPLE COMING BACK DOWN TO THE UNITED STATES. PRESIDENT LARGE NUMBERS STANDARD EIGHTEEN CENTER. YEAH GERMAN VISIT TO CHINA WAS GOING UP WITH THE VICE PREMIER LEONHARDT YEAH DO YOU APPROVE THAT MEETING IT WAS A HELP I APPROVED IT AND MY PEOPLE APPROVED IT. CHINA ASKED FOR THE MEETING THEY HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR SENATOR DAINES AND FOR SENATOR PRODUCER WHY THEY’RE FRIENDS OF MINE AND THE GREAT SENATORS DOING A FANTASTIC JOB I KNEW ABOUT THE MEETING. I APPROVED OF THE MEETING AND ALL THEY DID IS SAY THAT WE REALLY HAVE BIPARTISAN. SUPPORT IF YOU LOOK AT IT. AND IT’S A SUPPORT IS VERY SERIOUS SO WE’RE NOT PLAYING GAMES. THE ATTITUDE OF CHINA AND I THINK BASICALLY THEY SAID THAT CHINA WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE TO BUY KNOW THEY’D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING. LOOK TO HAVING THEIR WORST YEAR AND. YOU KNOW MANY MANY DECADES AS I SAID THEY’RE HAVING A SUPPLY CHAIN THAT’S BEING ABSOLUTELY FRACTURED AND BROKEN. WHICH IS VERY BAD FOR THEM THEY’VE LOST THREE MILLION JOBS. AND THE JOBS ARE MOVING TO VIETNAM AND OTHER PLACES INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES BY THE WAY SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST MAKING THE PRODUCT HERE. BUT THEY’RE MOVING ALL OVER ASIA AND SOME HERE. AND THERE BY WHICH I’D I’D WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. I CAN’T TELL YOU BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT ELECTED CITY THEY DO WANT TO MAKE A DEAL WE’LL SEE IF WE CAN. DO A REAL DEAL. NOT A BIG DEAL. LIKE THE FAKE MEDIA A REAL DEALS OKAY WHAT ELSE. WELL IT’S AGAIN I GUESS YOU WOULD CALL IT A BRITISH. A BUT I WILL DO A LOT WE JUST TO HAVE A CALL WAITING FOR THE CALL THEY HAVE A LOT OF TROUBLE WITH THE TELEPHONES OVER THERE YOU CAN IMAGINE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER. AND WE’RE HELPING A LOT AND THE ADULTS JUST SAID WE’RE SENDING A LOT OF RESOURCES OVER THAT HELP PEOPLE ON A HUMANITARIAN BASIS. BUT I WOULD DO THAT IF WE THINK IT’S APPROPRIATE I WOULD STOP AREA. WE ACTUALLY STARTED AS A JOB AS A BRIDGE WE HAD PRIME MINISTER ON BOARD COAST GUARD AIRCRAFT WITH OUR LAND FORCES COMMANDER THE SHORES AFTER THE U. S. SENIOR W. S. DIPLOMAT THERE AND MANY FOLKS OF THE PAINTING GOVERNMENT TO GET A SIGHT PICTURE AGAIN WE COULDN’T ACCESS PORTS BUT- WE WORK VERY CLOSE WITH THE GOVERNMENT COMMONWEALTH OF BOMBS. OR TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND. THE EXTENT OF THE DAMAGE. MS RIVER AT A SITUATION OF THE BAHAMAS LIKE IF YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE IT’S TOUGH TOUGH THING. WE DON’T REACTION. TO GAMES TO. FIRE G. C. AND COULD FORCES LOYAL. HE CAN DELIVER WITH RUNNING PARTICULAR WITH SYRIA. THERE WERE SOME OF THIS MAY BE PART OF A PRECURSOR TO TALKS BETWEEN YOU AND PRESIDENT ROUHANI. WHAT’S YOUR HINKING ON THAT. WHAT WE’RE GONNA SEE WHAT HAPPENS THEY WANT TO TALK. THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. IRAN IS NOT THE SAME. COUNTRY. IT WAS. TWO AND A HALF YEARS AGO THAT I CAN TELL YOU. FROM FOURTEEN TO EIGHTEEN. SITES OF COMPLEXION AND THEY WERE BEHIND EVERYONE OF THEM. AND NOW YOU’RE NOT HEARING SO MUCH ABOUT THAT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. IRAN IS A COUNTRY WITH TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL WE’RE NOT LOOKING FOR REGIME CHANGE. THEY HAVE TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. AND I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE POTENTIAL I REALLY BELIEVE THAT I THINK NORTH KOREA IS A COUNTRY WITH. TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL AND I THINK THAT WHAT I WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. SO WE’LL SEE WAT HAPPENS BUT THE RON HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. AND I CAN’T IMAGINE THEY ARE GOING TO WANT TO GO THROUGH WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH. IF THEY WANT TO DO WITH THE HARDWARE SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS YOU VERY ROUHANI AND CRUMBLE GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN NEW YORK LATER THIS MONTH. COULD BE DETENTION HAPPENED WELL I DON’T KNOW I MEAN THE- I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE. PRESIDENT MAKRO NATIVES INVOLVEMENT BUT WE’RE NOT DEALING THROUGH PRESIDENT A GROAN PEOPLE AND DEALING WITH US DIRECTLY WE DON’T HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER COUNTRY. WE HAVE ACTUALLY WE’VE HAD A LOT OF HELP. IF WE WANTED FROM JAPAN JAPAN IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST BUYER. OF OIL THEY HAVE A BIG RELATIONSHIP THAT’S PRIME MINISTER ROBBIE. SO WE DON’T NEED ANYBODY TO DEAL WE CAN DEAL DIRECTLY IF WE WANT. BUT OTHER COUNTRIES ARE OFFERING HELP THEY’D LIKE TO SEE IT STRAIGHTENED OUT. BUT THEY ALSO AGREE WITH ME WE HAD A GREAT G. SEVEN AND THEY ALL AGREED NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS FOR A RUN. THEY ALL AGREE NO NUCLEAR WEAPONS FOR AROUND. SAID THAT THEY DON’T WANT TO TALK TO THE US AND STILL BE LESS REJOINS THE CASES YOUR WAY TO HAVING SQUARE NO WELL THAT’S NOT THE LAST STATEMENT ACTUALLY A BUT THEY DID SAY IT IN A DIFFERENT FORM THEY SAID THAT UNTIL WE DO CERTAIN OTHER THINGS LIKE DROP SANCTIONS AND THAT’S NOT HAPPENING. OKAY THAT WILL BE HAPPENING THEY DIDN’T SAY QUITE THE WAY YOU SAID IT BUT THEY SAID IT. WITH THE SAME END RESULT AND THAT WON’T HAPPEN IS IT POSSIBLE TO THE MEETING BETWEEN YOU’RE WRONG IN THAT DIRECTION SURE. ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE WILL THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THAT FROM THE GOT A BIG PROBLEM THEY’RE GETTING KILLED FINANCIALLY. THEIR INFLATION IS. AT A NUMBER THAT FEW PEOPLE HAVE EVER SEEN INFLATION THAT. THEN IT’S A VERY SAD SITUATION THEY COULD SELL BUT VERY QUICKLY WE COULD SOLVE IT IN TWENTY FOUR HOURS BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. I CAN ONLY SAY THIS. WHEN YOU HEAR THEY HAVE THEIR WORST YEAR AND OVER. HALF CENTURY THIS IS A WISH YOUR THEY’VE HAD AND THAT ANYBODY CAN EVEN REMEMBER BUT OVER FIFTY YEARS OVER AFTER SURGERY. I WOULD THINK THEY WANT TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA YOU KNOW WE’VE CREATED TREMENDOUS WEALTH. IN THIS COUNTRY IN OUR COUNTRY SINCE I’VE BEEN ELECTED. WELL OVER TWELVE TRILLION DOLLARS THEY’VE LOST PROBABLY TWENTY TRILLION DOLLARS ONE I ASSUMED OFFICE HAD MY OPPONENT ONE WITHIN. TWO YEARS IN MY OPINION MAY BE LESS CHINA WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIGGER ECONOMY THAN THE UNITED STATES WHAT A BIT BIGGER. NOW WE’RE SO FAR AHEAD OF THEM. IT’LL TAKE THEM YEARS TO CATCH AND WE ALWAYS HAVE COMPETENT PEOPLE SITTING HERE THAT NEVER BE ABLE TO CATCH US. WE HAVE A SPRING BOARD IT’S AMAZING WHAT’S HAPPENED AND LET ME TELL YOU IF I WANTED TO DO NOTHING WAS CHINA. MY STOCK MARKET OUR STOCK MARKET WOULD BE TEN THOUSAND POINTS HIGHER. IT IS RIGHT NOW. BUT SOMEBODY HAD TO DO THIS TO ME THIS IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ECONOMY. SOMEBODY HAD TO DO THIS. WE HAD A DOOR WITH CHINA HAD TO BE DONE. AND I’M NOT EVEN TALKING ABOUT PURELY ECONOMICALLY I’M TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER WAY IS ALSO. AND THEY WERE IT WAS OUT OF CONTROL AND THEY WERE OUT OF CONTROL. SO WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL TO MAKE A DEAL THEY DON’T WANT TO MAKE A DEAL THAT’S FINE BUT I. I CAN TELL YOU. THAT HAVING ONE OF THE WORST IT BUT- I GUESS THE WORST ON RECORD. AND THEY WANT TO MAKE A DEAL. AND IF I WOULD EVER WANT TO MAKE A DEAL TO BUT WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. ANYTHING ELSE DURATION LONDON WITH RESPONSES. WHAT BORIS IS A FRIEND OF MINE AND HE’S A HE’S PLEASE GO IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT HE’S IN THERE I WATCHED HIM THIS MORNING HE’S A HE’S IN THERE FIGHTING. AND THE HE DOES HAVE A WIN. FORCES AT A WHAT. DON’T WORRY ABOUT HIM HE’S GOING TO BE OKAY AND HE’S ALSO GOT. YOU KNOW THEY HAVE A BIG STAKE IN THE BAHAMAS WHEN YOU MENTION THAT THEY HAVE A VERY BIG STAKE IN THE BAHAMAS SO. I KNOW THAT ONE SHIP THAT’S ON ITS WAY HAD A HARD TIME GETTING THERE WITH THE WEATHER BUT- IT’S ON ITS WAY AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER THERE SO THEY HAVE A BIG STAKE. OKAY WHAT WAS. THE. RATIONAL ROLLING BACK THE REGULATIONS ON ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT. FOR WHAT ENERGY EFFICIENT LABEL I WILL GIVE YOU A REPORT OF THAT WE’RE DOING REPORT AND ALL OF THAT BUT- DOES A VERY GOOD RATIONALE WHEN YOU HEAR IT. AND WHAT SAVED IS NOT IS NOT WORTH IT FOR THE LITTLE THEY SAY. AND WHAT PEOPLE WERE GOING THROUGH IT IS NOT WELL. AND PRICE WAS ANOTHER THING. SAME THING WITH CARS. IN CALIFORNIA THEY HAVE A STANDARD WHERE THE CARS ARE GONNA HAVE TO BE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WILL BE AS GOOD. SO WE’RE GIVING AN OPTION TO CAR COMPANIES TO CREATE A BETTER CAR FROM LESS MONEY MEANING LESS MONEY TO THE CONSUMER. SO THE CONSUMER CAN SAVE THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A CAR. AND HAVE A VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT CAR. BUT NOT ENERGY EFFICIENT SO THAT. THE CARD DOESN’T WORK WELL WHICH IS HAPPENING. FOR GIVING THEM A TREMENDOUS OPTION IF THEY WANT THE OPTION WE’RE GIVING IT TO THE CONSUMER BUT WE’RE GIVING IT TO THE CAR COMPANY TO PAD COMPANIES TO PASS ALONG. AND WE’LL SEE HOW THAT ONE WORKS AT THE DISHES WERE DOING THAT WE’RE DOING A LOT OF THAT WE WANT TO MAKE IT GOOD FOR THE CONSUMER IF WE CAN BUILD A LESS EXPENSIVE CAR THAT’S BETTER. WE LIKE THAT. WE MIGHT. BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS IN THIS AFTERNOONS AND WHAT IMPACT DO YOU THINK THIS TWO BILLION DOLLARS AND WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT. SO WE’VE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH THIS WITH DRUGS GENERALLY BUT IT’S A TREMENDOUS WORLDWIDE PROBLEM BUT WE’VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB WITH OPIOIDS AND DAY. GETTING FEWER PEOPLE DO USE OF MEN PRESCRIBE THEM AND- WERE ABOUT 17% DOWN FROM. A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AGO WHAT’S A BIG NUMBER WHEN YOU THINK SEVENTEEN PERCENT. OF THE WERE ABOUT 17% DOWN. AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IS WE’RE FINDING DIFFERENT PROJECTS. WHERE WE COME UP WITH THE PAIN KILLER THAT’S NOT ADDICTIVE YOU KNOW YOU HAVE PEOPLE GO INTO A HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN ARM THEY COME OUT THERE DRUG ADDICTS. AFTER THREE DAYS. THE OPIOID STUFF IS BAD. AND WHEN THEY GET USED TO IT ONCE I GET HOOKED IS A VERY HARD THING TO GET OFF OF SO. WE DOWN 17% WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING THE AID CONFERENCE TODAY AS YOU KNOW AND WE’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT BUT- WE WORK VERY VERY HARD AND OPIOIDS AND ALL OF THE PROBLEMS AT THEIR CAUSING TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS K. OKAY THANK YOU THANK YOU. YEAH THANKS FOR. SHE LATER THE LATEST TRACK RIGHT HERE STILL A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE AT WINDS GOING AT A HUNDRED AND FIVE MILES PER HOUR NOW IT LOOKS LIKE YOU KNOW ORIGINALLY EVERYONE WAS THINKING OKAY FLORIDA WAS WE’RE GOING TO GET THE BIG HIT. FORTUNATELY THAT WASN’T THE CASE FOR NOW UNFORTUNATELY IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLESTON MAY HAVE SOME SORT OF HIT BY THURSDAY EVENING THERE THAT’S THE LATEST LOOK THAT WE’RE TAKING A LOOK AT RIGHT NOW WE’LL GET BACK TO A LITTLE BIT MORE COVERAGE ON HURRICANE DORIAN BUT I WANTED TO SWITCH IT UP JUST A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE- AS YOU KNOW THIS IS BEEN A VERY BUSY DAY HERE ON NEWS NOW. YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ME FOR THE LAST THIRTY MINUTES YOU HAVEN’T MISSED ANYTHING BECAUSE WE HAVE PRESIDENT TRUMP THEREFORE THE FIRST REALLY THIRTY MINUTES HERE OF THE SHOW HE WAS GIVING US A LIVE UPDATE ON HURRICANE DORIAN WITH HIS A TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS AS WELL AS OTHER OFFICIALS. AND THEN HE TOOK SOME QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA LIKE HE NORMALLY DOES THERE SO WE’LL GO BACK TO LITTLE BIT MORE COVERAGE OF HURRICANE DORIAN WE’LL GET AN UPDATE FROM FEMA THERE AS WELL AS THE DAY PROGRESSED HERE BUT I WANT TO GO OUT. TO OUR FTC THEY CAME OUT WITH A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY THIS WAS A KIND OF A BIG STORY AS GOOGLE TODAY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD TO AGREE TO A RECORD ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILLION DOLLAR FINE AND TO MAKE CHANGES TO PROTECT CHILDREN’S PRIVACY ON YOUTUBE AS REGULATORS SAID THE VIDEO SITE HAD KNOWINGLY AND ILLEGALLY. HARVESTED PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM CHILDREN AND USED IT TO PROFIT BY TARGETING THEM WITH ADS SO LET’S LISTEN RIGHT HERE TO THIS NEWS CONFERENCE. THEY CAN’T RATE VIDEOS AS KID DIRECTED FOR ONE PURPOSE AND THEN SAY THEY HAVE NO COP A LIABILITY WHEN THEY COLLECT INFORMATION. FROM KIDS WATCHING THOSE VIDEOS. FOR THOSE WHO CREATE CHILD DIRECTED CONTENTTO UPLOAD ON YOU TOO. THE MESSAGE FROM TODAY’S CASE. IS THAT THE FTC CONSIDERS THESE VIDEOS AND CHANNELS. TO BE WEBSITES OR ONLINE SERVICES DIRECTED THE CHILDREN UNDER THE RULE. AND THE STRICTLY LIABLE FOR COMPLIANCE WITH COPPER. ONCE OUR ORDER HAS BEEN AFFECTED FOR A PERIOD OF TIME THE COMMISSION WILL CONDUCT A SWEEP. OF THE YOUTUBE PLATFORM DETERMINE WHETHER CHILD DIRECTED CONTENT IS BEING PROPERLY DESIGNATED AS SUCH IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THE CHANNELS THEMSELVES ARE COMPLYING WITH COPPER. FINALLY. TO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AT LARGE LET ME BE CLEAR. THE FTC TAKES ITS OBLIGATIONS ONE FORCE COPPER SERIOUSLY IF COMPANIES VIOLATE COMPA THE FTC WILL TAKE AGGRESSIVE ACTION REQUIRE CORRECTIVE MEASURES AND USE ITS AUTHORITY TO SEEK SUBSTANTIAL CIVIL PENALTIES. LET ME CLOSE BY THANKING OUR PARTNERS AT THE NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK IN PARTICULAR THE FTC STAFF ATTORNEYS KRISTIN CALLING TIFFANY GEORGE IMPAIRMENT D. FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK ON THIS CASE THANK YOU AND I’D LIKE TO TURN THE PODIUM NOW OVER TO. ENTER SMITH OF YOUR DIRECTOR THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO THE FLOOR IS OPEN FOR QUESTIONS. I WANTED TO REITERATE WELL YOU’RE COLLECTING YOURSELVES FOR QUESTIONS THAT. SOME OF THE POINTS THAT THE CHAIRMAN MADE FIRST THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME. THAT WE ARE HOLDING A PLATFORM LIABLE UNDER COP THAT FOR CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM. SECOND THIS THIS IS IT THAT THIS IS AN HISTORIC PENALTY. THE CHAIRMEN OUTLINED THAT IT’S THIRTY TIMES GREATER THAN OUR NEXT HIGHEST COP A PENALTY MORE THAN TEN TIMES ALL OF THE COPPER PENALTIES CUMULATIVELY IMPOSED TODAY. MORE THAN THREE TIMES LARGER THAN THE LARGEST PRIVACY PENALTY EVER IMPOSED ON GOOGLE IN ANY COUNTRY BY ANY REGULATOR. I ALSO WANTED TO NOTE IT’S A SORT OF A- A TOPIC NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART IT HAPPENS THAT A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILLION DOLLARS IS ROUGHLY THE BUDGET OF THE BUREAU OF CONSUMER PROTECTION FOR ONE YEAR. THE AGENCY BUDGET IS THREE HUNDRED MILLION A HUNDRED AND SEVENTY MILLION OF THAT IS DEDICATED TO US SO WE WITH THIS ACTION WE ARE ACTUALLY. REIMBURSING THE TREASURY THE TAX PAYERS FOR OUR OPERATING EXPENSES FOR THIS YEAR SO. NO NEED FOR ALL OF YOU TO THANK ME NOW THAT. YOU’RE WELCOME AND MAYBE MOST IMPORTANTLY. THAT THIS ACTION IS CHANGING YOUTUBE’S BUSINESS MODEL. THAT YOU TO CANNOT BURY ITS HEAD IN THE SAND YOU TO CANNOT PRETEND THAT IT’S NOT AWARE OF THE CONTENT ON ITS PLATFORM AND HOPE TO ESCAPE LIABILITY FOR COPPER. YOU TO IS GOING TO BE EXPLICITLY HELD LIABLE FOR COMPLYING WITH COPPER WHERE IT HAS ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT YOU TUBE IS GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO SEEK OUT THAT ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE. THROUGH REQUIRING CONTENT CREATORS AND CHANNEL OWNERS SUSPECT TO SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATE WHETHER THEY ARE DIRECTED TO CHILDREN AND AS THE CHAIRMAN NOTED. WOULD NOT ONLY CAN WE SUE. GOOGLE AND YOUTUBE FOR COMPLIANCE OF COPPER BUT ALSO INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL OWNERS AND CONTENT CREATORS AND ONCE THIS ORDER HAS BEEN FULLY IMPLEMENTED WE INTEND TO CONDUCT A SWEEP. OF THE U. TWO PLATFORM TO DETERMINE WHETHER THERE REMAINS CHILD DIRECTED CONTENT ON THE PLATFORM WITH RESPECT TO WHICH- PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION CONTINUES TO BE COLLECTED. SO QUESTIONS. YES MARGARET MICROPHONE. THANK YOU MARGARET MCGILL POLITICAL CAN YOU SEE WHAT PROMPTED THIS INVESTIGATION. OUR INVESTIGATION WAS PROMPTED BY COMPLAINTS FROM CONSUMERS FROM CONSUMER GROUPS NOMINATION. OUT SO WE STARTED WE HAD STARTED THE INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO THAT AND WE ALSO RECEIVED COMPLAINTS AND WE I WANT TO KNOW THAT WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CONSUMER ADVOCATES AND PRIVACY GROUPS AND THAT WE RELY ON ON THE GOOD WORK THAT THEY DO. TO HELP US TO ENFORCE THE LAW. YES QUESTION. HI BRIAN TRACY WITH THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THIS IS ANOTHER THREE TO VOTE FOLLOWING THE THREE TO VOTE ON FACEBOOK WHAT IN YOUR VIEW IS THE IMPACT OF HAVING A PARTISAN DIVIDE ON A COUPLE THESE LARGE SETTLEMENTS. GOING FORWARD. SO I HOPE THAT BUSINESS DOES NOT DOUBT OUR RESOLVE. THAT THIS IS. AN HISTORIC PENALTY. IT IS STAGGERINGLY LARGE AND THE PRIVACY WORLD AND IN THE COPPER WORLD I AM A LITTLE SADDENED I HAVE TO SAY BY THE PARTISAN DIVIDE PERSONALLY I THINK THIS IS A REALLY STRONG SETTLEMENT AND I THINK THAT IT PASSES MUSTER. UNDER ANYBODY’S STANDARD THERE WAS MORE OF. JUST CONCERNED ABOUT THE DATA THAT WE CAN RIGHT SO UNDER OUR ORDER FIGHTER RAISE CONCERNS THAT THIS WOULD MAYBE INCENTIVIZE CONTENT CREATORS TO MISS IDENTIFY PROGRAMMING TO ENSURE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO RECEIVE REVENUE FROM EHAVIORAL ADVERTISING. CAN YOU RESPOND TO THAT CRITICISM AND HOW MIGHT THE FTC COMBAT. THAT ISSUE. SO I THINK THAT’S A VALID CONCERN THERE S APPARENTLY WE’VE LEARNED IN THIS INVESTIGATION AND JUST. THAT THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FOR US ARE LONG INCENTIVES TO POLICE ITS PLATFORM ALLERGY THAT I THINK I’VE- IN PERFECT IS THE EXPRESSION ABOUT SHOOTING FISH IN A BARREL. AND YOU TUBE IS THE BARREL AND THE CONTENT CREATORS ARE THE FISH AND SO IT’S A PLACE WHERE THESE WHERE THIS CONTENT IS CENTRALIZED AND ESSENTIALLY IT’S EASY FOR US TO FIND. YEAH. IN FRONT HERE. OKAY SO THE CHAIRMAN TO SAYING THAT I MEAN THERE IS NO RELEASE ONLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION FROM THEM WE ARE ONLY HELD LIABLE IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT THE CONTENT IS CHILD DIRECTED SO THAT’S WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE TALK ABOUT STRICT LIABILITY FOR CONTENT CREATORS BUT A KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT. FOR A GENERAL AUDIENCE PLATFORM LIKE YOU TO. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY SECOND QUESTION ANOTHER CRITICISM OF THE SETTLEMENT TODAY HAS BEEN A AN ALLEGED DOUBLE STANDARD BY THE FTC THAT IT HOLDS. SMALL COPPER VIOLATORS INDIVIDUALLY. LIABLE FOR THE COUPLE VIOLATIONS WHERE IS YOUTUBE GOOGLE THE COMPANY’S SILICON VALLEY DO INDIVIDUAL EXECUTIVES HAVE BEEN HELD ACCOUNTABLE IN THIS ORDER. SO I DIFFER WITH THAT CHARACTERIZATION OF OUR CABA ENFORCEMENT TO DATE I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE TREAT SMALL COMPANIES AND BIG COMPANIES DIFFERENTLY WITH RESPECT TO AN INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY STANDARD FOR A CIVIL PENALTY YOU HAVE TO SHOW THAT AN INDIVIDUAL HAS ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE VIOLATE OF CONDUCT. THAT AS A PRACTICAL MATTER IS MUCH EASIER TO DO AND THE COMPANY WAS TO EMPLOYEES THAN A COMPANY WITH TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND EMPLOYEES IN ADDITION WE TYPICALLY SEEK INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY WHERE WE NEED TO FULLY PROTECT CONSUMERS WHETHER IT’S TO GET MONEY OR TO GET AN INJUNCTION THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE ENFORCEABLE AND SO AND SMALL COMPANIES WHAT YOU FREQUENTLY FIND. IS THAT OUR CONCERN IS THAT THE OWNER OF THE COMPANY THE PRINCIPAL OF THE COMPANY WILL SIMPLY SHUT DOWN A MOVE ACROSS THE STREET AND DO IT AGAIN SO IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THAT INDIVIDUAL UNDER ORDER ALSO YOU DON’T TYPICALLY HAVE THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES AND A VERY LARGE COMPANY BUT I WOULD SAY THAT WITH RESPECT TO THE ASSESSMENT OF CIVIL PENALTIES. WE HAVE TRIED AND I THINK SUCCEEDED IN BEING EVEN HANDED AND THAT’S WHY THIS IS SUCH AN EYE POPPING NUMBER FOR GOOGLE SO WHAT WE TYPICALLY DO IS WE LOOK AT IT WE LOOK AT THE REVENUE THAT WAS EARNED ROM THE VIOLATIVE CONDUCT AND WE HAVE AND WE APPLY A MULTIPLIER. TO THE RAP TO THAT REVENUE BASED ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE INDIVIDUAL CASE IN FRONT OF US THAT’S WHAT WE DID IN MUSICALLY THAT’S WHAT WE’VE DONE AND ALL OF OUR OTHER COPY CASES AS WELL AT LEAST THE ONES ON MY WATCH SO WE HAVE. SO I THINK THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING OF A RUBRIC FOR ASSESSING CIVIL PENALTIES AND INDIVIDUALIZED ABILITY UNDER COMBAT AND I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE APPLIED THAT RUBRIC. EQUALLY TO SMALL AND TO LARGE COMPANIES. HEY I’VE BEEN VERY FROM BLOOMBERG EASE YOU TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENT IN THE COMPLAINT THERE’S A LOT OF DETAIL ABOUT YOU TOO. BASICALLY TOUTING ITS YOUNG USERS IN ITS ADVERTISING MATERIALS. GIVEN THE STEPS THAT ARE GOING TO BE TAKEN TODAY. WHAT COULD REALLY PROVE THAT YOUTUBE HAD. ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD DIRECTED OF DATA BEING COLLECTED ON CHILD DIRECTOR CONTENT. IN THE FUTURE IF THIS SWEEP MAYBE SUGGESTED THAT YOU TWO SHOULD BE. THAT YOU TO BE STILL COLLECTING THIS DATA HOW COULD THEY REALLY BE HELD LIABLE. SO THE INJECTION IS GONNA HELP BECAUSE THERE WILL BE. A REQUIREMENT THAT THEY ACTIVELY INQUIRE ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT CONTENT IS CHILD DIRECTED OF THE CONTENT CREATORS. OTHER THAN THAT WE HAVE THE SAME ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIVE TOOLS THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS HAD UNDER COPPER AND THAT WE USED TO PROVE UP THIS CASE. SO WE HAVE KNOWLEDGE WE HAVE EVIDENCE OF ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE OF YOUTUBE AND GOOGLE THAT THIS WAS CONTENT THAT WAS. DIRECTED TO CHILDREN WE PROVED THAT UP WE HAD VARIOUS STATEMENTS WHICH ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN THE COMPLAINT. ABOUT YOU KNOW YOU TO BE AS THE NEW SATURDAY MORNING TELEVISION AND YOUTUBE IS THE MOST POPULAR SITE FOR OUR CHILDREN AGES TWO TO TWELVE THAT KIND OF STUFF. SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THOSE TOOLS AT OUR DISPOSAL AS WELL BUT YOU’RE RIGHT THAT ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE CAN BE A TRICKY THING TO SHOW AND IT CAN BE VERY FACT INTENSIVE. SO IN THIS CASE IF WE WERE TO HAVE GONE TO LITIGATION WITH THIS CASE WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO PROVE ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE WITH RESPECT TO EVERY SINGLE CHANNEL. AND TO IN ORDER TO ATTAIN PENALTIES FOR LIVE VIOLATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THAT INDIVIDUAL CHANNEL. YET ANOTHER REASON WHY THIS IS SUCH AT THIS IS SUCH A GREAT NUMBER THAT. THE STAFF HAS BEEN ABLE TO PUT UP WITH THIS CIVIL PENALTY. OKAY SO WE’RE READY FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE PHONE PLEASE. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IF YOU WISH TO ASK A QUESTION PLEASE PRESS STAR ONE. OUR FIRST QUESTION KIDS WON’T BEU KNOW VIOLENT OR OTHERWISE INAPPROPRIATE CONTENT OR ADVERTISEMENTS OF A MARKETING SO I HAVEN’T SEEN THIS MORNING’S CHANGES BUT I’M ENCOURAGED BY THEM AND I DO THINK THAT AT LEAST IN PART THEY MAY BE MOTIVATED BY OUR ORDER AND ALSO BY OUR INVESTIGATION AND INQUIRY. THE CHANGES ARE BASED ON THE ORDER. OKAY SO AM I SO I MY STAFF HAS JUST SAID THAT THAT THAT SHE JUST TOOK A LOOK AT THE AT THE CHANGES AND THEY ARE. BASED ON OUR ORDER. THANK YOU. NEXT QUESTION IS FROM TONY ROM WITH WASHINGTON POST. THANKS GUYS MAYBE THIS WILL WORK THIS TIME I. I JUST WANT TO FOLLOW UP ON SOMETHING THAT A FEW OTHERS AND AFTER THE POINT I’M I DON’T SEE ANYWHERE IN THE ORDER THAT EXPLICITLY REQUIRES APPROVAL TO. POLICE YOU TO ENSURE THAT CHANNEL OPERATORS ARE APPROPRIATELY LABELING AND SECOND I CAN’T TELL IF THE COMMISSION EVER STOP TO REQUIRE GOOGLE TO DO THAT TO IMPLEMENT THE KINDS OF MACHINE LEARNING TOOLS THAT WOULD DO THAT ACTIVE CONSTANT POLICING SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT AND WHETHER GOOGLE WOULD BE HELD LIABLE IN A CASE IN WHICH- YOU KNOW I CHANNEL INFORMED THE COMPANY THAT. IT WASN’T CAN DIRECTING CONTENT BUT IT TURNED OUT TO BE. SO IF YOU TO HAS ACTUAL KNOWLEDGE THAT CONTENT IS DIRECTED TO CHILDREN AND IT IS COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT OR FROM USERS OF THAT. CONTENT THEN IT WILL BE LIABLE SO THAT’S JUST THE RULE THAT’S THE BLACK LETTER LAW WITH RESPECT TO THIS IDEA THAT GOOGLE SHOULD HAVE OR SHOULD IMPLEMENT. AN ALGORITHM OR SOME SORT OF A CLASSIFIER SYSTEM FOR REVIEWING CONTENT AND PUTTING IT IN THE CHILD DIRECTED BUCKET THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW MAY IS. THAT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT’S AMONG THE CHANGES ANNOUNCED BY GOOGLE THIS MORNING IS THERE ANYTHING IN GOOGLE’S ANNOUNCEMENT KRISTIN THAT THAT DISCUSSES THE ALGORITHM BECAUSE. OKAY SO THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING SAID THAT THE COMPANY INTENDS TO FIND CHILD DIRECTED CONTENT USING MACHINE LEARNING. WE THOUGHT ABOUT IMPOSING THAT TYPE OF A REQUIREMENT BY ORDER BUT ULTIMATELY DECIDED AGAINST IT FOR AT LEAST TWO REASONS ONE IS THAT IT WOULD BE UNENFORCEABLE WE THOUGHT IN AN ORDER SO WHAT THE PROVISION WITH THE ORDER PROVISION WOULD SAY IS GOOGLE YOU MUST IMPLEMENT A SYSTEM AN ALGORITHM A CLASSIFIER. MACHINE LEARNING IN ORDER TO FIND CHILD DIRECTED CONTENT WELL LET’S SAY THAT THEY DID THAT BUT WE THOUGHT IT WAS IN EFFECT EVER WE THOUGHT IT WAS YOU KNOW SOMEHOW SORT OF MICKEY MOUSE AND- HOW WOULD WE ENFORCE THAT IN A COURT. BECAUSE WE WOULD SAY THEY THEY IMPLEMENTED A CLASSIFIER BUT IT DIDN’T WORK AND THE JUDGE WOULD SAY WELL OKAY BUT HOW DO I KNOW DOESN’T WORK YOU KNOW THEY’LL HAVE AN EXPERT WHO COMES AND WHO SAYS NO THE CLASSIFIED AS THIS THAT AND THE OTHER THING. AND WE’LL HAVE AN EXPERT THAT THAT THAT SAYS THE OPPOSITE WHICH IS A CLASSIC SORT OF BATTLE OF EXPERTS WHICH COURTS HATE IN ORDER FOR SOME PROCEEDINGS AND THEIR- WE THINK THAT IT MAY BE THAT THE TIME I WOULD GO TO THE RUNNER WOULD GO TO. WOULD GO TO YOU TOO THAT SECOND REASON WHY WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT IT IS THAT WE DIDN’T WANT THAT CLASSIFIER TO BE USED BY YOU TO AS A SHIELD AGAINST OUR ENFORCEMENT. SO RIGHT NOW THE ORDER SAYS YOU MUST REQUIRE CONTENT ALL CHANNEL OWNERS TO DESIGNATE IF CHILD DIRECTED. THEN THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER REQUIREMENT IT SAYS AND YOU MUST IMPLEMENT A CLASSIFIER SYSTEM TO FIND ALL THE STUFF THAT’S NOT PROPERLY DESIGNATED. SO YOU TWO DOES THAT AND THEN WE GO WHEN WE TRIED TO ENFORCE AGAINST THEM FOR AN ORDER VIOLATION OR FOR A COP A VIOLATION AND THEY SAY WELL WAIT A SECOND. WE DID WHAT YOU TOLD US TO DO AND THIS ORDER WE’RE DOING WHAT NO ONE ELSE IN THE WORLD HAS. TO DO TO COMPLY WITH COPPA. AND. WE WERE CONCERNED THAT THAT WOULD MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO BRING AN ACTION. IN THE FUTURE GOING FORWARD SO THOSE ARE TWO REASONS WHY AND ACTUALLY THE THIRD REASON IS THAT WITHOUT THAT ALGORITHM JUST MIGHT NOT BE EFFECTIVE AND IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO HAVE. TO PRESCRIBE PROVISION REQUIRING AN ALGORITHM THAT COULD CHANGE WITH TECHNOLOGY CHANGE OVER TIME FOR AN ORDER. THAT IS GONNA BE EFFECTIVE ESSENTIALLY UNTIL THE END OF TIME. SO THOSE ARE ALL THE REASONS WHY WE THOUGHT THAT AN ALGORITHM WASN’T A GREAT IDEA IN AN ORDER. BUT I UNDERSTAND FROM THIS MORNING’S ANNOUNCEMENT AS IT WAS JUST RELATE TO ME. THAT THAT YOU TO BE IS UNDERTAKING THAT VOLUNTARILY. I THINK THAT THAT IS A DEMONSTRATION THAT THEY HAVE INCENTIVES TO MAKE SHORT TO POLICE THEIR PLATFORM. NOT ONLY TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS AND BUT ALSO THAT IT’S A SAFE PLACE FOR CONTENT CREATORS BECAUSE LIKE I SAID EARLIER. WE DON’T THINK THAT THEY WANT TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE ARE ESSENTIALLY USING YOUTUBE AS A WAY TO TARGET OUR ENFORCEMENT ACTION AGAINST CONTENT CREATORS AND CHANNEL OWNERS. SIGNIFICANCE ON YOU TO TO LINGERW CATEGORY TO STILL HOLDING ON IT WINS AT A ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE MILES PER HOUR WELL TO GIVE YOU SOME LIVE LOOKS RIGHT NOW THAT WE ARE GETTING FROM ATLANTIC BEACH FLORIDA TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EVERYONE IS THE WINDS ARE REALLY PICKING UP THERE BUT EVEN THIS ONE. STILL A LANDING BEACH EVEN MORE PRICE OF THE SHOTS BOY THIS IS WHY THEY SAYS THOSE OUTER BANDS THIS IS WHEN THE WINDS CAN REALLY START WHIPPING AROUND AND CAUSING. SOME ISSUES THERE SO WE’RE GONNA KEEP AN EYE ON THIS GIVE ME ONE MORE TIME TO LOOK AT ZERO TRACK HERE CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA WE’RE HOPING FOR THE VERY BEST FOR THEM BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD GET HIT EVEN A LITTLE BIT HARDER. THAN ATLANTIC BEACH RIGHT NOW SO WE’LL ALL CONTINUE. TO HOLD ON. TO THAT AND HOPE FOR THE VERY BEST. WHEN WE WERE ORIGINALLY. LOOKING AT THE TRACK YOU KNOW. EARLIER LAST WEEK IT WILL IT LOOK LIKE FLORIDA WAS GOING TO GET A HARD HIT. AND THEN. HE JUST STARTED TO CURVE. TO THE RIGHT THERE AND HUG. THAT SHORELINE BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA COULD GET A HIT WILL GET A UPDATE. LITTLE BIT FROM FEMA IN JUST A LITTLE BIT WITHIN THE NEXT EIGHT MINUTES EVERYBODY. I WILL DO THE ONE OF THE BIG STORIES OBVIOUSLY OF THE DAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING SOME STATEMENTS. WE GOT SOME PLAY BACK HERE RIGHT HERE JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT IN THE TOP OF THE HOUR BUT- HIS AGGRESSION OUT WHEN YOU HEAR IT. AND WHAT SAVED IS NOT THAT IS NOT WORTH IT FOR THE LITTLE THEY SAY. AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH IS NOT WELL. AND PRICE WAS ANOTHER THING. SAME THING WITH CARS. IN CALIFORNIA THEY HAVE A STANDARD WHERE THE CARS ARE GONNA HAVE TO BE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WON’T BE AS GOOD. SO WE’RE GIVING AN OPTION TO CAR COMPANIES TO CREATE A BETTER CAR FROM LESS MONEY MEANING LESS MONEY TO THE CONSUMER. SO THE CONSUMER CAN SAVE THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS ON A CAR. AND HAVE A VERY ENERGY EFFICIENT CAR. BUT NOT ENERGY EFFICIENT SO THAT. THE CARD DOESN’T WORK WELL WHICH IS HAPPENING. WE GIVING THEM A TREMENDOUS OPTION IF THEY WANT THE OPTION WE GIVING IT TO THE CONSUMER FOR GIVING IT TO THE CAR COMPANY IN THE PAST COMPANIES TO PASS ALONG. AND WE’LL SEE HOW THAT ONE WORKS OF THE JUST WE’RE DOING THAT WE’RE DOING A LOT OF THAT. WE WANT TO MAKE IT GOOD FOR THE CONSUMER IF WE CAN BUILD A LESS EXPENSIVE CAR THAT’S BETTER. WE LIKE THAT WHICH WE LIKELY WILL BE ABLE TO ASK YOU QUESTIONS IN THIS AFTERNOONS OF AND WHAT IMPACT DO YOU THINK THIS TWO BILLION DOLLARS IN OVER YOUR GRANTS ONE. SO WE’VE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH. WITH DRUGS GENERALLY BUT IT’S A TREMENDOUS WORLDWIDE PROBLEM BUT WE’VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB WITH OPIOIDS AND DAY. GETTING FEWER PEOPLE DO USE AND PRESCRIBE THEM AND- WE WERE ABOUT 17% DOWN FROM. A LITTLE MORE THAN A YEAR AGO WHAT’S A BIG NUMBER WHEN YOU THINK SEVENTEEN PERCENT. OF THE WERE ABOUT 17% DOWN. AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IS WE’RE FINDING DIFFERENT PROJECTS. WHERE WE COME UP WITH THE PAIN KILLER THIS NOT ADDICTIVE YOU HAVE PEOPLE GOING TO A HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN ARM THEY COME OUT THERE DRUG ADDICTS. AFTER THREE DAYS. THE OPIOID STUFF IS BAD. AND WHEN THEY GET USED TO IT ONCE AGAIN HOPED IT’S A VERY HARD THING TO GET OFF OF SO. WE DOWN 17% WE’RE GOING TO BE DOING THE AID CONFERENCE TODAY AS YOU KNOW AND WE’LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT BUT- WE WORK VERY VERY HARD AND- OPIOIDS AND ALL. OF THE PROBLEMS AT THE CAUSING TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS K. KING SOME QUESTIONS THERE FROM THE MEDIA INSIDE THE OVAL OFFICE IT’S QUITE THE SCENE THERE TO SEE ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS. ALL OF THE VIDEOGRAPHERS AS WELL AS- THE REPORTERS JUST TRYING TO GET THEIR QUESTIONS AND HE DID SPEAK FOR ABOUT THIRTY MINUTES HERE TODAY AND WE HAD A FOUR YEAR IN FULL RIGHT HERE. ON AND NEWS NOW AND WE DO HAVE IT ON ARE YOU TO PAGE ALREADY IF IN CASE YOU MISSED IT AND WANT TO SEE THAT. IN FULL YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUT SO NOT WANT TO MISS THAT HE TALKED NOT ONLY. ABOUT HER GAME DORIAN BUT HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE CHINA TRADE WAR IN AS WELL AS BORDER SECURITY. SO WE DO HAVE AN HONOR YOU TO PAGE IN FULL AND WE’RE EXPECTING HIM TO TALK. A LITTLE BIT I THINK ABOUT TWENTY MINUTES EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE OPIOID CRISIS. AND WE’LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU IN FULL IF WE GOT THAT AS WELL SURE ANOTHER LOOK HERE IT LANDING BEACH RIGHT NOW. FLORIDA CONTINUING TO SEE THE EFFECTS OF HURRICANE DORIAN RIGHT NOW WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AT THAT TRACK HERE FOR YEAH AS WE’RE TAKING. A LOOK HERE AT A HUNDRED AND FIVE MILES PER HOUR THE WINDS AT. CATEGORY TWO. HURRICANE STILL IN AND YOU COULD SEE THAT IT’S GOING TO KEEP ITS- RELATIVE. STATUS OF A HURRICANE CATEGORY TO. MUCH TO FRIDAY MORNING THERE ON NOT UNTIL IT. OBJECTIVISTS FINALLY SHAKE OUT. GO BACK INTO A TO SEE THERE BY SATURDAY MORNING. THINK ABOUT THIS EVERYONE THIS IS BEEN A STORY THAT WE’VE BEEN HAVE BEEN FOUR YEARS SINCE LAST MONDAY. WHERE THIS WAS A TROPICAL STORM THEN IN TURN AND JUST STICK CATEGORY ONE. HURRICANE AND I WASN’T SUPPOSED TO BE MUCH AND THEN IT CONTINUED. TO GAIN STRENGTH AS IT GOT INTO WARMER WATERS THERE IN THE ATLANTIC THAT’S WHAT IT MEANS ON NEEDS THE WARM WATER TO CONTINUE. TO DRIVE THE STORM AND THAT’S WHAT HE DID FOR A GOOD PORTION GETTING UP TO WHERE IT’S MAX AT ALL CATEGORY FIVE AND WE’VE SEEN THE DEVASTATION. OF WHAT IT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE BAHAMAS I GOT SOME VIDEO OF THAT LET ME PULL THAT UP EVERYONE BECAUSE- THESE AERIALS ARE JUST SO SAD I MEAN TAKE A LOOK AT THIS EVERYONE. THIS IS THE BAHAMAS IN YOU’RE SEEING. REALLY THE DEVASTATION OF WHAT THAT THAT WAS A CATEGORY FOUR WHEN IT HIT IN. HE WAS ONLY GOING ABOUT ONE TO TWO MILES PER HOUR SO IT WAS JUST SITTING. ON THE BAHAMAS AND REAL LY TURNING AND CHURNING AND UNFORTUNATELY. DESTROYING AND THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WANTED TO SEE WHERE HEARING ANYTHING FROM ESTIMATES FROM ABOUT SEVENTEEN THOUSAND HOMES DESTROYED GONE. AND I MEAN THAT IS JUST THE SADDEST THINGS THING ABOUT THAT SEVENTEEN THOUSAND FAMILIES LOSING OUT ON THEIR HOMES ON YOU KNOW THE SOME ALONE. IT COULD HAVE BEEN ON VACATION AREAS FOR THEM NOW THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO TURN TO. WHEN YOU’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THAT AND THEN I ALSO HAVE SOME OTHER. SHOTS AS WELL. FROM THE BAHAMAS JUST OBLITERATED. AND THAT’S WHAT COULD HAPPEN OF FLORIDA IF WE GOT THAT DIRECTED IT. LIKE IT WAS EXPECTED TO DO BUT YEAH LOOK AT THIS. THAT IS WHAT THE BAHAMAS ARE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW AND WE DON’T WANT TO SEE THAT THEY HAPPEN IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA BUT- AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRACK. LOOKS LIKE IT COULD GET A GOOD PORTION. OF IT. COMING AS- LATE. AS THURSDAY AROUND EIGHT PM SO WE’LL KEEP AN EYE ON HAT HERE FOR YOU WE GOT A ONE MORE HOUR FOR YOU COMING UP HERE. ON FOX TEN EXTRA DON’T GO ANYWHERE WE’RE GONNA BE GETTING AN UPDATE FROM FEMA. TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY ARE CONTINUING TO PROCEED AND REALLY JUST TRYING TO LOCK IN ALL THEIR OFFICIALS AND ALL. OF THE AREAS THAT THEY NEED TO BE AN- TO COMBAT THE STORM AND TRY TO HELP THE PEOPLE THAT NEED IT THE MOST WHEN THE STORM IT DOES. TURN OUT. ALRIGHT FOLKS WILL BE BACK ONE MORE HOUR COMING UP HERE ON NEWS NOW TRACK OF HURRICANE DORIN WELCOME AS WE HAVE ONE MORE HOUR FOR YOUR RIGHT HERE ON FOX TEN EXTRA THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY OBVIOUSLY HURRICANE DORIAN A BIG A MAJOR STORY THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR THIS LAST WEEK AND A HALF THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US HERE TODAY I’M YOUR HOST MIKE PAGE. ALWAYS GREAT TO BE HERE WITH THE ONE HOUR LEFT HERE ON FOX TEN EXTRA WE HAVE SOME UPDATES COMING IT SEE A LIVE UPDATE LOOKS LIKE GOING TO BE COMING FROM SOUTH CAROLINA AS CHARLES CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA LOOKS LIKE THEY COULD BE GETTING A BRUNCH. OF THIS MASSIVE STORM HAND WILL BE GETTING AN UPDATE FROM THEM IN JUST A LITTLE BIT BUT I WANT TO GO FIRST TO FEMA AND THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA SPEAKING. AT THE STORM CONTINUES. HELLO GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE. I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A QUICK MINUTE THEN INTRODUCE ACT AND THEME. ADMINISTRATOR HE GAINER OF GREAT TO HAVE THEM IN GEORGIA WE APPRECIATE THEIR- FEDERAL RESPONSES WE’VE GOTTEN FROM. FEMA AND FROM THE PRESIDENT. AFTER THE ADMINISTRATION QUITE HONESTLY IT’S BEEN. I KNOW IT’S BEEN A SLOW MOVER I THINK THAT FEW WHERE COUNTING DAY TWELVE AND STILL HASN’T DAYS A OF FUN OF US ON THIS RESPONSE NOT ONLY IN GEORGIA BUT ACROSS OF FLORIDA. SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH CAROLINA AND PROBABLY INTO VIRGINIA IS A WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT RESPONSE STORMS LIKE THIS ARE LOCALLY EXECUTED STATE MANAGED PRO SUPPORT AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART IS WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE PREPARED. FOR THAT IS WORKING IT REALLY TURNED INTO A GREAT A GREAT RESPONSE DORIAN WHOSE OF CLOSER DANGER CLOSE TO THE GEORGIA COAST ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT IS A POINT TO STAY VIGILANT AND HE THE WARNINGS OF YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS OTHER TROUBLE STORM WARNINGS THAT HURRICANE WATCHES UP POSTED RIGHT NOW. AND JUST TO GIVE YOU A FEEL FOR A THE KIND OF RESPONSE A PROGRAM AND ITS PARTNERS HAS BROUGHT TO BEAR RIGHT NOW BUT TEN THOUSAND FEDERAL AND NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS ACTIVATED IN FOUR STATES OF FORTY THOUSAND LINE WORK IS READY TO LET FOR RESTORATION. TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY TRACTOR TRAILER LOADS OF FOOD AND WATER FROM FEMA ARE OF PRE POSITIONED SO REALLY A TRUE TRUE OF PARTNERSHIP AND YOU CAN’T DO WITHOUT GREAT PART IS LIKE THE STATE OF GEORGIA. ALSO FEMA AND THE FEDERAL ENERGY STAND READY TO SUPPORT A LOCAL STATE AND TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS AS. THE RESPOND TO DORIAN AND WE HAVE TO SOME QUESTIONS. I WANT TO GO REAL QUICKLY WHO WE GOT WITH US TODAY OBVIOUSLY THE FIRST LADY MARTY COUNT WITH LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR. JEFF DUNCAN ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRIS CAR. OUR AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY BLACK. GINA DIRECTOR HOMER BRYSON OUR STATE METEOROLOGIST WILL LANGSTON. COMMISSIONER MARK WILLIAMS DEPARTMENT NATURAL RESOURCES. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER RUSSELL MCMURRAY. GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ADDS ON GENERAL CONCORDE. INSURANCE AND FIRE SAFETY COMMISSIONER GENERAL DON KING. AND DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSIONER COLONEL MARK BUT NONE. IN ADDITION ALL THE GM OFFICIAL DEPLOYED ALONG THE COAST TO PROVIDE ASSISTANCE WE ALSO HAVE A REGIONAL FEEL REPS FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ON THE GROUND AS WELL. THERE THERE’S SUPPORT JIMA AND THE LOCALS THEN THERE ON THE GROUND GIVING US FEEDBACK AS THE STORM CONTINUES TO. ROLAND IN GEORGIA. AS YOU ALL KNOW THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LATEST PROJECTIONS SHOW THAT. HURRICANE DORIAN NOT SLIGHTLY WEST WAS SIGNIFICANT RAIN BANDS AND STRONG WINDS MOVING INTO OUR COASTAL COUNTIES WERE SEE AN HOUR RIGHT NOW. BRIAN CAMDEN CHATHAM BLAND LIBERTY AND MACINTOSH CAN YOU COUNTIES REMAIN UNDER A TROPICAL STORM. WARNING AS WELL A STORM SURGE WARNING. RAN IN EAST CHARLTON COUNTY AS WELL AS WAYNE COUNTY ARE NOW UNDER TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS. BASED ON THE NEW PROJECTIONS THAT WE HAVE THIS MORNING. WE ARE GETTING REPORTS OF DOWNED TREES ALREADY IN GLAND IN WAYNE COUNTY. WHICH OBVIOUSLY THAT CAN BE DANGEROUS IF YOU’RE STILL IN YOUR HOME WITH A TREE FALLING ON YOUR HOME KNOCKING DOWN POWER LINES SO WE ARE CITIZENS TO BE. ON THE LOOK OUT OR BE COGNIZANT OF THAT. SEARS CONCERNS REMAIN THAT WE WILL SEE DAMAGING AND LIFE THREATENING SERVE WITH THE COASTAL SURGE OF THREE TO FIVE THE- WE EXPECT TO HAVE TIME BETWEEN NOW AND THREE PM. WHICH COULD SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE AND FLOODING. WE EXPECT ANOTHER HIGH TIDE SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT WHERE AGAIN WE CAN SEE THE STRENGTH AND STORMS SURGE AND MORE FLOODING DEPENDING ON WHERE THE STORM IS AT THAT POINT. THESE TIMES ARE PROM OPPORTUNITIES NOT ONLY FOR FLOODING BUT SERIOUS GROUND LEVEL FLOODING WHICH WILL BE WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR EARLY INTO THURSDAY MORNING. WANT TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TRAFFIC BASED ON CURRENT TRAFFIC FLOW RIGHT ABOUT NOON THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT TRANSPORTATION. IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE STATE PATROL REVERSE CONTRAFLOW NOT SIXTEEN IN LINE WITH THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT OFFICE ON JUST A FEW HOURS AGO. A SHORT TIME AGO. THIS REVERSAL WILL ALLOW A MURDERED C. MANAGEMENT OFFICIALS TO PREPARE FOR TRANSPORT TO TRANSPORT OF CRITICAL LIFE SUSTAINING RESOURCES. TO BE CLEAR SIX COASTAL COUNTIES EAST OF I NINETY FIVE REMAIN UNDER MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDERS IF YOU HAVE NOT GOT NOW IF YOU HAVE TIME YOU SHOULD DO SO NOW. EXACTLY WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AUTHORIZE THEIR RETURN. WE HAVE FOUND THAT THIS LOCAL CONTROL. IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET FOLKS BACK TO THEIR HOME AND WE WILL BE DOING THAT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. EARLY THIS MORNING I ISSUED ANOTHER EXECUTIVE ORDER EXPANDING THE STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION A NON ADDITIONAL COUNTIES BECAUSE OF THE TROPICAL STORM. ISSUES THAT WE HAVE. CURRENTLY WE NOW HAVE THE STATE OF THE EMERGENCY WHEN- WE HAVE THOSE IF ANYONE NEEDS SOME. I’VE ALSO AUTHORIZE THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE I DON’T GENERAL TM CORDONED ACTIVATE UP TO TWO THOUSAND NATIONAL GUARDSMEN. SHOULD JIMA A REQUEST THEIR ASSISTANCE. AND BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO JIM ADDRESS ONLINE HOMER BRYSON FOR A QUICK UPDATE. I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT AFTER THISBRIEF AND SEVERAL OF THE STATE OFFICIALS THAT ARE STANDING BEHIND ME ARE AVAILABLE FOR ONE ON ONE INTERVIEWS IF YOU HAVE FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS THAT WE CAN ANSWER FOR YOU HERE. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JEFF DUNCAN HAS BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THIS COUNTERPARTS IN FLORIDA SOUTH CAROLINA AND OTHER STATES TO COORDINATE OUR RESPONSE. AND SEE WHAT OUR WHAT OUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS MAGNATE. AS WELL AS WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE ATTORNEY GENERAL CHRIS CLARK AND EXPLAIN ONGOING ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS TO STOP PRICE GOUGING. AND HE’S ALSO BEEN COLLABORATING WITH SECTOR STATE BRAD RAPIDS BURGER. TO COMBAT CHARITY SCANS SCANS FOR THOSE THAT WANT. TO HELP AFTER THE STORM MOVES DURING. WHICH SADLY IS A VERY COMMON OCCURRENCE IN THE IN TODAY’S ORLD IN THE WAKE OF A NATURAL DISASTER SO WE ARE URGED JORDAN’S TO BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR THAT. AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER GARY BLACK HAS BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY TO ENSURE ADEQUATE FUEL SUPPLIES IN THE COASTAL REGION. ALSO DEALING WITH ANIMAL SAFETY AND CERTAINLY HE WILL BE DEALING WITH FOOD SAFETY ISSUES. HELLO STORM THE PEN IN ON THE POWER ISSUES. DOWN THE COAST. AS YOU’VE HEARD ANOTHER BRIEF INS INSURANCE BAR SAFETY COMMISSIONER JOHN KING. HAS BEEN WORKING WITH HIS TEAM TO ESTABLISH CLAIM VILLAGES TO HELP JORDAN’S FATHER. FILE WITH THEIR INSURANCE COMPANY AFTER THE STORM. AND COLONEL MCDONOUGH STATE PATROL CAROTID INFORMATION ON DEPLOYMENT OF GEORGIA STATE PATROL TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC OFFER DIRECT ASSISTANCE AND CERTAINLY HELP WHEN COORDINATION WITH FIRST RESPONDERS. AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT NEEDS. AND MARTY WOULD BE MAD AT ME IF I DIDN’T REMIND YOU. THAT EVERYONE OF BUT THE AFFECTED BY THE STORM THAT NEEDS IT THEIR SUMMER RESOURCES THERE FOR FAMILIES. WHO HAVE PETS THAT NEED TO EVACUATE OR STILL NEED TO DO THAT. INCLUDING OUR GEORGIA STATE PARKS WHICH GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES COMMISSIONER MARK WILLIAMS OVER CITIES WHERE YOU’RE ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR PET TO STUDY WITH YOU IN ANY LOCATION. FREE OF CHARGE UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. COMMISSIONER MARK WILLIAMS AND DIRECTOR CHUCK WILLIAMS OF THE GEORGIA FORESTRY COMMISSION HAVE STRENGTH CHAINSAW STRIKE TEAMS THAT ARE STATED IN AFFECTED AREAS ARE VERY CLOSE TO THEM. ALREADY THEY’LL BE THEY’LL BE READY TO MOVE AS SOON AS IT SAFE FOR THEM TO DO SO. AND ALSO THEY’LL HAVE THE HELP ND WITH THE SUPPLIED DELIVERY. I THINK THAT GIVES EVERYTHING THAT I HAVE ON THE TURN IT OVER TO THE DIRECTOR BRYSON TO GIVE YOU A FEW REMARKS AND THEN THEY’LL BRING UP WILL LINES THAN AND WHAT THEY’RE FROM A FEW OTHERS LIKE. THANK YOU GOVERNOR. OUR PRIMARY FUNCTION THE RESPONSIBILITY IS TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OUR JOINT CONCERN FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR CITIZENS. AND I’M PROUD TO SAY THAT WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP HERE IN OUR STATE BETWEEN STATE GOVERNMENT AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. AND THAT EXTENDS TO OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS OUTSIDE. OF CURRENTLY WE’VE RECEIVED OVER ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY REQUEST FOR A LOCAL GOVERNMENT FOR ASSISTANCE. WITH CONSOLIDATED THOSE REQUEST INTO ONE HUNDRED AND MAN SEPARATE MISSIONS. WE HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED SIXTY FOUR OF THOSE NATIONS. AND WE’RE IN THE PROCESS OF FULFILLING THE NEEDS OF THE REMAINING ONES. AS FAR AS- WE HAVE A MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION GROUP THAT HAS FACILITATED THE TRANSPORT OF OVER SIX HUNDRED PEOPLE. OF. OUR PORTABLE POPULATION FROM THE COASTAL AREA. SHELTERING WE HAVE TWENTY FIVE SHELTERS OPEN NOT COUNTING THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THE GOVERNMENT’S AND WITH THE AND ARE. CURRENTLY IN THEIR SHELTERS WE HAVE OVER FIFTY SIX HUNDRED PEOPLE IN A ROOM AND BUT WE HAVE CAPACITY TO HOLD. AT LEAST THAT NUMBER AND THE ABILITY TO FLEX UP FOR MORE IF IT BECOMES NECESSARY. AND WITH THE FRAME WITH THE FIRST LADY. OF ANIMAL SHELTERS WERE THERE REPORTING THAT WERE HELPING MANAGE THREE DOGS. THIRTY SEVEN CATS AND THREE HUNDRED HORSES. THE GOVERNOR MENTIONED HIS AUTHORIZATION TO THE NATIONAL GUARD. WE IN LISTED THEIR HELP WITH ONE OF OUR TRANSPORTATION WITH LOGISTICS GROUPS THEY’RE MOVING EMERGENCY RESPONSE SUPPLIES. TOWARDS THE COAST RESPOND UP THE STATE DEFENSE FORCED THEIR MANAGING AND WORKING WITH US TO PLAN FOR THE OPERATION OF A- FORCE OF DISTRIBUTIONS ARE PODS AS THEIR FAULT. IF THAT BECOMES NECESSARY WE HAVE TWELVE BLOWERS GENERATORS IN ROUTE TO THE STATE THEY’LL BE HERE TOMORROW IF THEY’RE NEEDED. AND WE’VE ACTIVATED SOME INTEREST STATE MUTUAL AID AGREEMENTS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR ADDITIONAL GENERATORS ALSO. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO YOUR SHARE WITH EVERYONE THAT RELATIONSHIP IN THE COUNTIES THAT ARE WORKING THAT FOR SURE WAY OAKS. WHAT BEEN HERO WHERE MEN ROAD DAWSON AND JENKINS COUNTY. AND WITH THAT I’LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR STATE METEOROLOGIST. THANK YOU SIR AS THE GOVERNMENT AND HE OUTLINED THE FORECAST VERY WELL THE FORECASTERS REMAIN CONSISTENT OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS. RIGHT NOW THE HURRICANE IS STILL A POWERFUL CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE. IS JUST OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA MOVING REALLY PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF THE GEORGIA COAST. THE IMPACT THAT YOU MENTIONED OF THREE TO FIVE FEET OF STORM SURGE FORTY TO SIXTY MILE PER HOUR WINDS CITY BUT SOME HIGHER GUSTS ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COASTLINE. THOSE ARE OKAY FOLKS WE WANNA GO AWAY FROM THIS THE GEORGIA UPDATE LET’S GO LIVE RIGHT NOW TO SOUTH CAROLINA OFFICIALS THEY’RE- GIVING AN UPDATE THERE LET’S LISTEN. THE SOUTH CAROLINA TUESDAY THURSDAY INTO THURSDAY NIGHT. AND IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN A DANGEROUS HURRICANE. IT WOULD ONLY TAKE A SLIGHT CHANGE IN THE TRACK TO BRING THE IDEA OF DORIAN ON SHORE ALONG THE COAST. HURRICANE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE COAST WITH PEAK WIND GUSTS POSSIBLY EXCEEDING NINETY MILES PER HOUR ALONG THE BEACHES OF CHARLES IN GEORGETOWN AND MYRTLE BEACH. TROPICAL STORM WINDS COULD OCCUR WEST INTO PARTS OF THE MIDLANDS. THIS WILL RESULT IN DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES AND POSSIBLY SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AS WELL. OF EVEN GREATER CONCERN IS THE POTENTIAL FOR LIFE THREATENING STORM SURGE SALTWATER COULD RISE AS MUCH AS FORTY EIGHT FEET ABOVE NORMALLY DRY GROUND ACROSS LOCATIONS ALONG THE COAST. AND FARTHER INLAND ALONG TITLE WATERWAYS. THIS SEARCH WILL ENTER STRUCTURES AND MAKE ROADS IMPASSABLE. THE STORM SURGE WILL BE MOST SIGNIFICANT AROUND THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON ALONG THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE COAST AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON. INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING ALONG THE NORTHERN PART OF THE COAST. HEAVY RAINFALL OF SIX TO TWELVE INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS. WILL LIKELY PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS EAST OF I NINETY FIVE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRIVE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS. AS CONDITIONS DETERIORATE PLEASE DO NOT VENTURE OUTDOORS ALL THE RICHNESS STORM SHOULD BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY THANK YOU. FOR WELL. WE THOUGHT IT WAS YOU CAN COME IN AND HERE IT IS IT THOUGH. THIS HURRICANE. FOR ABOUT A DAY AND A HALF DOWN IN THE BAHAMAS. SO IT IS GETTING HERE A LITTLE WEAKER. THAN IT IT COULD HAVE BUT IT IS NOW IT’S GOTTEN HERE. SO IT’S NOW A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE IS JOHN KERR LUCID CATEGORY TWOS NINETY SIX TWO HUNDRED NINE MILES AN HOUR. AND RIGHT NOW IT HAS SUSTAINED WINDS OF A HUNDRED AND FIVE MILES AN HOUR SO THAT’S A THAT’S A LOT OF WOMEN AND YOU CAN SEE FROM THE- FORECAST THE- LEAVE THE. RAN AROUND CHARLESTON HILTON HEAD THE RIGHT ALONG THE COAST SAY THOSE OF A HURRICANE ANYTHING OVER SEVENTY FOUR MILES AN HOUR CONSIDER HURRICANE WINDS SO THE FACT THAT THE OF THE HURRICANE THE CENTER OF THE HURRICANE. IS IT IS NOT. DOESN’T MEAN MUCH BECAUSE AS OF RIGHT OFF THE AGE OF THE OF THE CENTER IS WHERE WE GOING TO BE UNLESS SOMETHING CHANGES THAT COULD CHANGE IN COME. MORE TO THE WEST AND ONE WHICH WOULD BE EVEN WORSE OR IT COULD TURNING AND GO OUT OUT TO SEE WHICH WE WILL OPEN A NEW WE’VE BEEN OPEN AT HOME TO AND THEN. HAPPENED YET. SO WE HAVE TO BE PREPARED. AGAIN IF THE CHIPS TO THE EAST THAT WOULD BE GREAT. BUT RIGHT NOW WE EXPECTED TO HIT HIT VIEW FOOT. DOWN AND AROUND HILTON HEAD IN BEAUFORT COUNTY. ABOUT SIX TO EIGHT O’CLOCK TOMORROW MORNING SOMETHING LIKE THAT GIVE OR TAKE UNLESS IT LASTED CHANGES. JUST WORK ITS WAY ON UP THE COAST THROUGH CHARLESTON. GEORGETOWN MYRTLE BEACH AND ALL IN IN IN NORTH CAROLINA. SO OUR MESSAGE TODAY IS IF YOU ARE STILL IN AN EVACUATION ZONE. YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO GET OUT BUT TIME TO GET OUT IS RUNNING NOW. THE COACH WANTS A WHIM SPEECH GET UP TO ABOUT FORTY TO FORTY FIVE MILES AN HOUR. EMERGENCY CREWS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COME IN AND GET YOUR THEY WILL BE PULLING OUT TODAY THEY WERE ALREADY STARTING TO. RE ROUTE OR VERSE THE LANES BACK TO WHERE THEY WERE BEFORE BECAUSE WE HAVE TO GET ALL THAT EQUIPMENT THE COHNS IN. IN ORDER TO BE SAFE. FACT OUT TWENTY SIX WE HAD REVERSED AS YOU KNOW. GOING FROM CHARLESTON COHEN HAD TO HOLD HIGHWAY OPEN. FOR COLUMBIA BOUND AND BEYOND BOUND TRAFFIC. WESTBOUND AND- WE DECIDED TO KEEP THAT OPEN BASED ON CONDITIONS AND BASED ON HOW TRAFFIC FLOW. WE DECIDE EARLIER TODAY TO LEAVE THAT OPEN UP TO CLOSE AT. NOON BUT DON’T EVEN DON’T KNOW TWO O’CLOCK IN A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THAT. BUT THAT IS NOW THERE’S NOTHING CLOSE. NO ONE CAN GET ON THAT OTHER SIDE TO COME TO COLUMBIA NOW. BUT THE OTHER DO YOU THE REGULAR SIDE THE WESTBOUND SIDE TOWARDS COLUMBIA OF COURSE IS WIDE OPEN AND IF THE OFFICERS. ALL THE REGULAR QUICK MOVE WILL BE THERE. THE OFFICERS ON THE OTHER OF THE HIGHWAYS LEADING AWAY FROM THE COAST AND WE’RE JUST ABOUT TO DRIVE. SAFELY AND IF YOU AGAIN IF YOU HAVE NOT LEFT. WHEN YOU STILL HAVE TIME THE TIME IS RUNNING OUT. RIGHT NOW CHARLES WHO’S EXPERIENCING FLOODING BROUGHT ON BY KING TIDES. OF THE WHIMS OF THE AREA. AS WE MENTIONED YOU SAY THE- WHAT’S EXPECTED AS OF RIGHT NOW THAT SYMBOLS FORECAST WE HAVE BUT THE WAR WE KNEW WAS GOING TO BE WORSE. IT IS A WAR THAT KILLS PEOPLE. IT IS A WALL OF IT IS. THIS IS A REAL DANGER AND IT IS CLEAR. THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF WAR. DORIAN’S STORM SURGE WILL BEGIN TO BE FELT ALONG THE COAST. THIS AFTERNOON AND IT WILL BE PUSHING THE WATER IN ONE. END TO THE MARCHES AND ROVERS AND AT THE SAME TIME THE RAIN IS CALCULATED TO BE TEN TO FIFTEEN. INCHES IN THIS THERE’S BEEN A PERIOD HERE WILL BE FALL IN AND TRYING TO GET TO GET OUT GOING INTO THE ROVERS INCOME AND OUT SO YOU WILL HAVE A COLLUSION A WAR. RIGHT THERE ALONG OUR COAST WHICH IS. TO MAKE THAT SONG SURGING EVEN EVEN HIGHER. THEN AGAIN MORE PEOPLE DIE IN HURRICANES FROM MORE THAN THEY DO FROM WAY ON ANYTHING ELSE. SO AGAIN WE URGE EVERYONE IF YOU ARE YOU IN THE EVACUATION ZONE. IS NOT TOO LATE BUT IT’S GETTING TO LIKE AND YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND LEAVE. IF YOU CHOOSE NOT TO LEAVE AND WE KNOW THAT ALWAYS SOME PEOPLE THAT DO. WOULD LIKE TO MENTION AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE WAR IS GOING TO BE. THIS MAY BE A RECORD IT MAY NOT ME CAN A HURRICANE MAY TURN GO OUT TO SEE WHICH IS WHAT WE HOPE. NOT GOING TO BE A LOT OF WAR SO IF YOU DO CHOOSE TO STAY. AND OF COURSE WHEN YOU HAVE WINDS AND HOW TO THINGS FLYING AROUND IN THERE THAT CAN. CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS AS WELL. BUT IF YOU DO CHANGE TO JUST A FEW SIMPLE THINGS WERE ISSUED TO. TELL YOU LOVE ONES ARE NEXT OF KIN WHERE YOU PLAN TO BE FOR YOU PLAN TO BE ISOLATED FOR SOME TIME. AND GET UP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN IN WHATEVER STRUCTURE THAT IS ASSUMING IT’S A- STABLE STRUCTURE AND ALSO PROTECT YOU PETS. COULD YOU WILL BE ABLE TO RUN OUT AND GO GET THEM YEAH I HAVE A HAVE A WITH YOU HAVE A MINUTE SO YOU’VE PLACED. STAY INDOORS DON’T GO OUTSIDE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS AND GLASS DOORS. CHANCES ARE THEY’LL BE BROKEN IF NOT BY THE SEARCH BY SOME FLYING DEBRIS OF SOME KIND. OF SHE- TAKE REFUGE IF YOU CAN IN A SMALL INTERIOR. ROOM IN A CLOSET ALWAYS SOMETHING. TO DO NOT HAVE WINDOWS BECAUSE WONDERS ALOUD OVER SHOW. INTEREST KEEP THE INTERIOR DOORS CLOSED AND SECURE AND BRACING EXTERNAL DOORS. CLOSE THE CURTAINS CLOSED THE BLINDS AND AGAIN GET INSIDE. OF SECURE. THE IMPORTANT PERSONAL DOCUMENTS WHEELS PAPERS DO USE THINGS IT. NEEDS GENERAL COLDER DISCORD ASKED BUT PEOPLE HAVE A LOT OF IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT’S- VERY DIFFICULT INSURANCE PAPERS THINGS LIKE THAT BE SURE YOU HAVE THEM. WITH YOU. HAVE A MEMORABLE WATERPROOF BAG OR. SOME PLACE WHERE THEY WILL NOT BE DESTROYED AND. THAT IS A LITTLE IN THE IN THE- WIN DON’T GO OUTSIDE BECAUSE IT COULD BE THAT. COULD BE THE HURRICANE PASSING OVER THE NET IF IT PASSES OVER THAT MEANS THE GOVERS TIME NOW IF YOU ARE A HAPPEN LET THE AFFECTED AREA IF THAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR YOU TO DO SO. YOURSELF THEY WILL BECOME A TIME HERE BEFORE TOO TERRIBLY LONG THAT THE CONDITIONS WILL NOT ALLOW FIRST RESPONDERS TO GO BACK AGAIN TO MAKE THOSE KIND OF RESCUE SO TAKE THE TIME TO DO SO. IN PREPARATION FOR THE STORM WE HAVE MOVED AND NINETY WHAT WE CALL HOT WATER VEHICLES TO HELP EVACUATION AFTER THE STORM HAS PASSED THROUGH THOSE WILL BE SPREAD EVENLY. THE ENTIRE COASTLINE IT WILL BE ABLE TO REPOSITION THEY’LL AS NECESSARY TO RESPOND TO THE NEEDS WE’VE ALSO MOVED AND THE BREEZE OF REMOVAL TEAMS TO HELP OPEN UP THE AREAS TO GET OUT FOR SPONSORS IN AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. WE’VE GOT AIRCRAFT THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THE. COPRA QUITE RESCUE TEAMS WE’VE GOT SEVEN YOU EIGHT SIXTY. A BLACK HAWK HELICOPTERS. OF FOR THOSE ARE HARD CAPABLE BUT WILL BE PARTNERED WITH THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL’S OFFICE TO HELP. PROVIDE THAT AQUATIC RESCUE WITH THOSE SITUATIONS ARE NECESSARY. WE GOT TO YOU EIGHT SEVENTY TWO LAKOTA HELICOPTER OF ONE OF THOSE IS ALSO HARD CAPABLE. AND THEN WE HAVE FOR A CH FORTY SEVEN CHINOOK SOULS ARE HAVING LEFT THE WEEKEND. TAKE CAN’T. OR MOVE OUT INDIVIDUALS AS NECESSARY. WE WILL ALSO LOOKING NOW TO PREPARE FOR THE RE ENTRY PROCESS WE’RE LOOKING TO ASSETS MAY BE NECESSARY. WE HAVE SIGNIFICANT ASSETS STILL IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA GUARD IT CAN BE CALLED UP. AND WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR NEIGHBORING STATES TO. ACTS OF THOSE UNNECESSARY AND WE WILL WORK WITH OUR FEDERAL PARTNERS TO BRING IN ACTIVE DUTY FORCES IT THAT’S THE NECESSARY ALSO. SO WE’LL BE PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THE NEXT PHASE OF THE OPERATION BREAK JUST LIKE SO YOU DO. SIR TO CHRISTY. ALL STATION THANK YOU GOVERNOR. SO WE CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT PLANS WITH OUR PARTNERS WITH. THE PS NATIONAL GUARD LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT WE ALSO CONTINUE TO TODAY MOVING FORWARD IN PRE POSITIONING. DOT CRUISE AND OTHER CRUISE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE A RAPID RESPONSE AND ACCELERATED RECOVERY. ON THE AFTER THE STORM PASSES THROUGH. AS A GOVERNOR MENTIONED OUR EVACUATION ROUTES CONTINUE TO FUNCTION WELL ALL ACROSS THE STATE. OF THE ART TWENTY SIX REVERSAL AS HE MENTIONED WAS EXTENDED AN ADDITIONAL TWO HOURS. UNTIL TWO PM WHICH IS WHEN WE BEGAN TO. REMOVE THAT REVERSAL. ON OCT TWENTY SIX. AND AT TWO PM EXTENSION WAS DO YOU BASED UPON THE FACT THAT IT BEGINNING AT NINE O’CLOCK THIS MORNING. WE ONCE AGAIN BEGAN THIS TO SEE AN INCREASE AND TRAFFIC MOVING WESTBOUND ALL NOT TWENTY SIX INCLUDING THE REVERSAL LANES. AND BY ELEVEN O’CLOCK THIS MORNING WE HAD VOLUMES LEAVING THE CHARLESTON REGION THAT WOULD HAVE EXCEEDED CAPACITY. OF THE TRADITIONAL ARE TWENTY SIX WESTBOUND AND THAT IS VOLUMES CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT TWO HOURS AND FINALLY STARTED TO DROP AT AROUND ONE PM. WHICH GAVE US REASSURANCE THAT WE CAN LEAVE IT AT THE MENTAL TO. A AND THEN BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REMOVING IT. AS A GOVERNMENT SHOULD WE DID START THE REMOVAL PRCESS AT TWO PM IN THE GENERAL PROCESS FOR THAT. THIS TO STOP ACCESS TO THE RIVERSIDE AT THE I. FIVE TWENTY SIX INTERCHANGE AT TWO PM. AND THEN WE WILL IN COOPERATION WITH PATROL WORK OUR WAY UP THE INTERSTATE IN A SIMILAR FASHION AS WE INSTITUTED IT. FROM THE CHARLESTON AREA. ALL THE WAY BACK TO COLOMBIA. TO RESTORE. THE REVERTED SIDE BACK TO NORMAL OPERATIONS WE EXPECT THAT TO LAST TO TAKE ABOUT THREE TO FOUR HOURS. SHARON DISSIPATED TIME FOR COMPLETION OF THAT OPERATION WILL BE ABOUT SIX PM TONIGHT. SINCE THAT REVERSAL WAS PUT INTO PLACE SO MY TWENTY SIX. WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE APPROXIMATELY I ACTUALLY GREATER THAN EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND VEHICLES. HEADING WESTBOUND ON I. TWENTY SIX ON BOTH SIDES AND THAT INCLUDES. SIXTEEN THOUSAND VEHICLES THAT TRAVELED ON THE RIVERSIDE ALONE. HEADING WESTBOUND AT ILLYRIA ARE ESTIMATED EVACUEES. ON ALL COASTAL ZONES IS APPROXIMATELY. THREE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND PEOPLE THAT’S THROUGH EIGHT AM THIS MORNING. 43% OF WHICH WE ESTIMATE TO COME FROM THE CHARLESTON REGION 34% THANK YOU WAITING FOR THE MYRTLE BEACH REGION AND ABOUT 23% FROM THE B. FOR HILTON HEAD ISLAND. JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON SOMETHING WE MENTIONED YESTERDAY AS THE STORM COMES IN IN THE TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS FROM THE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS COME OUR WAY. JUST BE MINDFUL IF YOU’RE OUT AND ABOUT TRAVELING THE ARE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGES IN THE COASTAL REGION. ONCE WINS BECOME THIRTY FIVE MILES PER HOUR SUSTAINED WINDS. WE WILL ADVISE HIGH PROFILE VEHICLE SEARCH TRUCKS NOT TO TRAVEL OVER THOSE BRIDGES OR USE CAUTION. ONCE THOSE WINDS BECOME FORTY FIVE MILES MILES PER HOUR SUSTAINED. THEN WE WILL ADVISED AGAINST TRAVELING ON THOSE STRUCTURES DUE TO SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS. AND FINALLY. AS A GOVERNOR MENTIONED PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE AROUND ANY BARRICADES. ESPECIALLY IN THIS PARTICULAR REGION THANK YOU. RICK SMITH. THE PUBLIC SAFETY. THANK YOU GOVERNOR. AS THE SECRETARY MENTIONED EARLIER AT TWO O’CLOCK ALL ENTRY POINTS TO THE RIVERSIDE ABOUT TWENTY SIX WERE CLOSED SO IF MOTORS WERE ALREADY ON THE REVERSE SIDE ABOUT TWENTY SIX FROM THE TROLLS AN AREA THEY CAN CONTINUE TO TRAVEL TO THE COLUMBIA AREA AND I STATED EARLIER THIS WILL ALLOW US TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF RETURNING THE ON EASTBOUND LANES OF I. TWENTY SIX BACK TO THEIR NORMAL. TRAFFIC FLOW THIS PROCESS AGAIN AND I WILL TAKE ABOUT THREE TO FOUR HOURS. AND AT THAT TIME THE EASTBOUND LANES OF I. TWENTY SIX WILL RESUME. WE ALSO MAKING PREPARATIONS TO ASSIST SLAYER IN ANY ITSELF THIRTEEN REGARDING ANY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY MISSIONS OF FOUR POLES STORM RESPONSE. WE’RE ALSO WORKING AND MAKING PREPARATIONS ARE TO ASSIST D. O. T. WITH ANY ROAD CLOSURES OR OTHER VERSION ROUTES. AS A RESULT OF ANY FLOODING AND THIS GAME WILL BE POST STORM OUR RESPONSE AND I WOULD LIKE TO IN ON THE PHRASE. THE PHRASE TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN CANNOT BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN NOW WE HEARD THE GOVERNOR MATT GENERAL ABOUT STANDING MORTAR. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH STANDING ORDER BECAUSE AS TO GOVERNOR SAY IT. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT’S ON UNDERSTANDING MORNING COULD BE DOWNED. POWER LINES IT COULD BE TREE BRANCHES. DEBRIS AND IT COULD BE THAT THE ROADWAYS WASHED OUT SO PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE IN STANDING MORE THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON. AS YESTERDAY WE HAVE FIVE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE STATE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SOCCER ON NATIONAL GUARD MPS. BETTER INTO THREE CAN GO ALL RIGHT FROM FROM ME FOR TWO OR RECOUNTING. DOES NOT HAVE THOSE LANE REVERSALS OR INDIAN AS YOU’VE HEARD TODAY. OF THOSE OFFICERS HAVE ALREADY BEGAN PATROLS IN THOSE EVACUATED AREAS. WE WILL CONTINUE. TO BE FOUGHT BOTH FORCES IN THOSE AREAS AS. SAY IT WITH ADDITIONAL HIGHWAY PATROLMAN ALL AND. ALL FROM THE PALM OF PUBLIC SAFETY. AS I SAY IT EACH DAY. WE WILL TOLERATE YOU NEED ALMOST LAWLESSNESS IN THESE AREAS. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE CAN LEAVE OUR HOMES OF ACCU WHITE FOR THEIR PERSONAL SAFETY AND RETURN TO THEIR HOMES IN THE SAME CONDITION THAT THEY LEFT THEM HOPEFULLY. AND SO I DID FORMER REMIND EVERYONE THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS OUT THERE WHO MIGHT FEEL LIKE THEY WANT TO TRY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SITUATION. AGAIN WE WILL BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR YOUR- STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. WILL ARREST YOU CAN YOU WILL GO TO JAIL. THANK YOU. TO ME. IN THE MIDDLE CONTROL THANK YOU GOVERNOR. WE REMAIN IN CONTACT WITH THE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FOUR HEALTH CARE FACILITIES BY THAT WERE IMPACTED BY THE MANDATORY MEDICAL EVACUATION ORDER. EMS TEAM HAS BEEN ASSISTING THESE FACILITIES IN SAFELY EVACUATING THEIR PATIENTS AND RESIDENTS AHEAD OF THE STORM. SAFETY TEAM COMPLETED PRE STORM DAMAGE ASSESSMENTS YESTERDAY NO ISSUES WORDS ARE OR- WE CONDUCTED ASSESSMENTS OF DRINKING WATER PLANTS AND IT IN TAKES AND WASTE WATER PLANTS WITHIN POTENTIAL FLOOD IN YOUR OPINION NATION AREAS. WE ALSO CONTACTED THE EIGHTY FOUR COMMUNITY DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS AND SEVENTY SIX WASTE WATER TREATMENT FACILITIES LOCATED ALONG THE COAST. AT THIS TIME THERE ARE NO CONCERNS WITH PEPPERED MISS FOR OPERATIONAL STATUS OF ANY OF THOSE FACILITIES. YESTERDAY WE CLOSE THIS SUMMER SHELLFISH HARVESTING ALONG THE COAST NINE COMPANIES HARVESTERS HAD PERMITS DURING THAT PERIOD OF TIME THIS IS AT MINIMUM TWENTY ONE DAY CLOSURE. OUR CAROLINE ONE EIGHT FIVE FIVE FOUR S. C. D. HAT. 418-554-7234 THREE TWO IS OPEN TO ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM OUR PATIENTS AND WOMEN INFANTS AND CHILDREN CLIENTS. GOVERNOR THANK YOU IF YOU. BUT REALLY SPOKEN SOCIAL SERVICES THANK YOU GOVERNOR GOOD AFTERNOON FOLLOWING DSS MISSION TO PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF CHILDREN YOUTH AND VULNERABLE ADULTS. DSS TEAMS HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO CONTACT EVERY LICENSED FOSTER HOME GROUP HOME CHILDCARE CENTERS AND INDIVIDUALS AND ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES AND THE EVACUATION ZONES TO ENSURE. ARE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS ARE NOT IN HARM’S WAY. WE WANT TO THANK THE DEDICATED DSS STAFF RED CROSS VOLUNTEERS ANOTHER VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS CURRENTLY ENGAGED NOT MISSION CRITICAL ASPECTS OF SHELTERING IN THIS AFFECT IN THE IN THE AFFECTED AREAS. SOUTH CAROLINA CURRENTLY HAS TWENTY TWO SHELTERS OPEN ACROSS THE STATE. EIGHTEEN OR GENERAL POPULATION SHELTERS AND FOR MEDICAL NEED SHELTERS. OF THE SHELTERS SIXTEEN ARE UTILIZING SCHOOL BUILDINGS. AS A ONE THIRTY WE HAVE A TOTAL POPULATION OF ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE IN OUR SHELTERS. THIS NUMBER INCLUDES ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SEVEN GENERAL POPULATION CLIENTS. AND TWENTY EIGHT MEDICAL NEEDS CLIENTS. SOUTH CAROLINA CURRENTLY HAS THIRTY ONE SHELTERS ON STANDBY ACROSS THE STATE. TWELVE OR GENERAL POPULATION SHELTERS AND NINETEEN OR MEDICAL NEED SHELTERS MANY OPEN THIS AFTERNOON A LOOKS LIKE THIS EVENS ABOUT TO BEGIN AT ANY MOMENT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT OPIOIDS STATE GRANTS AND WE WILL BE A LISTENING INTO THAT AS SOON AS WE SEE THE PRESIDENT COME UP TO THE PODIUM IN THE MEANTIME EVERYBODY LET’S GO BACK OUT TO SOUTH CAROLINA GETTING THAT LIVE UPDATE. ON HURRICANE DORIAN PERHAPS SHE OF CHARLESTON SOMERVILLE AN ORI COUNTY THE SOUTH GOING TO STATE GUARD ALSO HAS A SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAM WITH WIDE AREA SEARCH CAPABILITIES THAT IS IN MULLINS AT THE ARMORY. WE HAVE ALSO REQUESTED ASSISTANCE FROM FEMA URBAN SEARCH AND RESCUE AND SWIFT WATER RESCUE TEAMS THAT’LL HELP AND REALLY ENHANCE OUR CAPABILITIES AND BEING ABLE TO RESPOND TO ANY WATER RESCUE OR SEARCH AND RESCUE NEEDS THAT WE MAY HAVE BUT AS THE GATHER STATED THE BEGINNING WE URGE EVERYONE NOW IS THE TIME TO LEAVE SO THAT YOU WON’T NEED OUR SERVICES WHAT’S THE STORM COMES THROUGH. TO SWITCH GEARS FOR A MOMENT OF A MESSAGE FROM THAT FROM THE OFFICE THE STATE FIRE MARSHAL THAT THE GOVERNOR ALSO MENTIONED ABOUT GENERATORS. EVERY TIME WE HAVE AN EXTENDED. PERIOD OF TIME OF POWER OUTAGES WE UNFORTUNATELY TEND TO HAVE FATALITIES DUE TO CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING SO JUST TO EMPHASIZE THAT. THAT POINT IF YOU DO USE A GENERATOR PLEASE MAKE SURE TO USE THEM OUTSIDE AWAY FROM DOORS AND WINDOWS. DO NOT USE THE GENERATORS IN YOUR GARAGE AN ATTACHED GARAGE EVEN IF YOU’RE LEAVING THE GARAGE DOOR OPEN. AND IF YOU NEED TO RE FEEL YOUR GENERATOR MAKE SURE TO TURN IT OFF MAKE SURE IT IS COMPLETELY COOL DOWN BEFORE YOU DO SO. WE DO HAVE MORE DETAILS ABOUT SAFE GENERATOR USE AND OTHER IMPORTANT HURRICANE RELATED INFORMATION ON THE AGENCY’S WEBSITE. THAT IS HELLO LOWERED DOT S. C. DOT GOV HELLO ARE DOT S. C. DOT GOV. THANK YOU. OOPS ALL RIGHT PRESIDENT GETTING TO THE PODIUM A RIGHT NOW LET’S LISTEN LIVE HERE INSIDE THE ROOSEVELT ROOM OF THE WHITE HOUSE HE’S GOING TO TALK ABOUT OPIOIDS STATE GRANTS OBVIOUSLY AMERICAN CRISIS WITH THE OPIOID ADDICTION LET’S LISTEN IN HERE LIVE. WHICH EVERYBODY. AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE WITH US AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR A- VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT. SOMETHING WE’VE WORKED EXTREMELY HARD ON. AND TODAY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AWARDING ONE POINT EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS. IN NEW GRANT MONEY TO FIGHT THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC SOMETHING WE’VE HAD QUITE A BIT OF SUCCESS ON AND WE’RE CONTINUING AND- I THINK YOU’LL BE AMAZED AT THE RESULTS. WE’VE BEEN DOING THIS FROM PRETTY MUCH A BEGINNING BUT REALLY EMPHASIS OVER THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF THESE FUNDS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY- HELP IS MOST NEEDED. JOINING US THIS AFTERNOON IS THE SECRETARY OF HHS ALEX CESAR. DOCTOR ROBERT REDFIELD DIRECTOR OF THE CENTERS FOR. DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION AND SOME OTHER OF OUR FRIENDS IN THE ROOM THAT HAD BEEN SO INSTRUMENTAL WILL BE INTRODUCING THEM IN A LITTLE WHILE THANK YOU BOTH SO THE FOR YOUR DEVOTION IN PARTICULAR. TO BUILDING A DRUG FREE FUTURE FOR OUR NATION. THERE WERE A WAY SOUNDS LIKE A BIG STATEMENT AND IT’S A PROBLEM THAT EVERY COUNTRIES HAVING OR MOST COUNTRIES CERTAINLY BUT- IT’S SOMETHING THAT. I SAW OF FIRST HAND DURING THE CAMPAIGN AND I COULDN’T BELIEVE WHEN I LOOKED AT CERTAIN STATES IN PARTICULAR. HOW BAD IT WAS WE WANT A SAFE AND HEALTHY FUTURE FOR EVERY. AMERICAN FAMILY THAT’S WHAT I SAID WE DO AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE- IN THE PROCESS OF DOING. FROM REFORMING THE WAY WE- TREAT KIDNEY DISEASE TO INCREASING PRICE TRANSPARENCY. ENDING THE HIV EPIDEMIC THAT’S AN INCREDIBLE THING. WE THINK WITHIN A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS ALEX. WE WILL HAVE THAT. IN QUITE GOOD SHAPE HOW WE THINK MAY BE ENDED IF YOU WOULD HAV SAID. ENDING THE HIV EPIDEMIC WITHIN TEN YEARS PEOPLE WOULDN’T KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IF WE WERE TO SET IT TWO YEARS AGO. WE’RE WELL ON OUR WAY IN REDUCING HIGH DRUG PRICES. WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT MY ADMINISTRATION IS VERY FOCUSED ON AND WE’VE HAD THE BEST YEAR WE’VE HAD OVER FIFTY ONE YEARS WE ACTUALLY BROUGHT DRUG PRICING DOWN. THIS YEAR THIS LAST YEAR FIRST TIME THAT’S HAPPENED IN FIFTY ONE YEARS. SO MY ADMINISTRATION IS FOCUSED ON CONFRONTING THE HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH CARE CHALLENGES. THAT AMERICANS SUFFERING. THAT OTHER ADMINISTRATIONS FRANKLY HAVE FORGOTTEN WITH DOING THINGS THAT OTHER ADMINISTRATIONS DID NOT FOCUS ON AT ALL. IN THIS EFFORT NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN DEFEATING THE OPIOIDS AND ADDICTION CRISIS. THE ONE POINT EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN FUNDS WERE AWARDING TODAY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO ALL FIFTY STATES THROUGH THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION. AND THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION. IT’S VERY EXCITING. THEY’LL BE USED TO INCREASE ACCESS TO MEDICATION AND- MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT. THAT MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES WHICH ARE CRITICAL FOR ENDING HOMELESSNESS AND GETTING PEOPLE THE HELP THEY DESERVE. SO MANY PROBLEMS ARE CAUSED BY A THIS PROBLEM. THESE GRANTS WILL ALSO SUPPORT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS IN OBTAINING HIGH QUALITY COMPREHENSIVE DATA SO THAT WE CAN HELP THE MOST PEOPLE AND SAVE. THE MOST LIVES WHICH IS WHAT WE’RE DOING. MY ADMINISTRATION IS DETERMINED TO USE EVERY RESOURCE AT OUR DISPOSAL TO SMASH THE GRIP OF ADDICTION. IN OCTOBER. TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN MY ADMINISTRATION DECLARED A NATION WIDE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY DIRECTING AGENCIES TO USE EVERY RESOURCE IN THEIR ARSENAL TO OVERCOME THE DEADLY PLAGUE OF OPIOID ABUSE. SINCE THEN WE’VE SECURED A RECORD SIX BILLION DOLLARS IN NEW FUNDING TO RESPOND TO THIS EMERGENCY LAST YEAR WE PROVIDED NINETY MILLION DOLLARS TO PREVENT USE SUBSTANCE ABUSE. AND I SIGNED THE SUPPORT FOR PATIENTS AND COMMUNITIES ACT THE LARGEST EVER LEGISLATIVE EFFORT TO ADDRESS A DRUG CRISIS IN OUR NATION’S HISTORY. BY THE END OF THIS MONTH HHS WILL HAVE AWARDED A RECORD NINE BILLION DOLLARS TO EXPAND ACCESS TO PREVENTION TREATMENT AND RECOVERY SERVICES TO STATES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. DURING MY ADMINISTRATION AND THEY’RE DOING A GREAT JOB LOCALLY WHEN THEY GET THE FUNDS THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE MONEY THEY DIDN’T HAVE THE FUNDS BUT SOME OF THESE STATES HAVE DONE AN INCREDIBLE JOB ONCE THEY GOT. THE FUNDS AND GREAT RESULTS. WE PASSED THE CRIB ACT WHICH ALLOWS MEDICAID TO HELP MOTHERS AND THEIR BABIES WERE BORN PHYSICALLY DEPENDENT ON OPIOIDS BY COVERING THEIR- CARE AND RESIDENTIAL PEDIATRIC RECOVERY. FACILITIES TO BREAK THE CYCLE OF ADDICTION WE MUST PREVENT YOUNG AMERICANS FROM TRYING DRUGS IN THE FIRST PLACE. FOR THIS REASON WE LAUNCHED A NATIONWIDE PUBLIC AD CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT THE DANGERS OF MISUSING PRESCRIPTION OPIOIDS. THIS CAMPAIGN IS ALREADY REACH 58% OF YOUNG ADULTS AND YOU WON’T SEE THE RESULTS OF THIS FOR. A COUPLE OF YEARS TO THREE FOUR YEARS BUT THE RESULTS ARE GOING TO BE THERE THERE REALLY. POWERFUL LEADS. SO YOU WON’T SEE IT QUICKLY BUT PEOPLE WATCHING IT YOUNG PEOPLE WATCHING IT WE PUTTING PUTTING THEM ON THE RIGHT PROGRAMMING I THINK. BUT YOUNG PEOPLE WATCHING THESE ADS OR WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE. VERY DESCRIPTIVELY. I THINK THEY’RE NOT GOING TO BE USING DRUGS SO EASILY. YOU’LL SEE THE RESULTS IN THE FUTURE. TO CUT OFF THE SUPPLY OF ULTRA LETHAL NARCOTICS AT THE SOURCE MY ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO PRIORITIZED STOPPING THE INFLUX. OF FENTON ALL FROM CHINA. AND JUST OVER THE LAST WEEK I WANT TO THANK A- MEXICO THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT. THE GREAT PRESIDENT OF MEXICO FOR HELPING US THEY HAD A RECORD CATCH A WEEK AGO OFFENDED ALL THE CAME IN FROM CHINA AND AS YOU KNOW WE HAVE TWENTY SIX THOUSAND MEXICO TROOPS ON OUR BORDER AND THEIR ALSO BRING IN THE NUMBERS WAY DOWN AND SO. WE WERE WITH THE COMMISSIONER A LITTLE WHILE AGO THE SECRETARY AND IT’S DOWN OVER 50% FROM LAST YEAR SO WHERE THEY REALLY MAKE IT A LOT OF PROGRESS BUT THE MEXICAN. GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN GREAT SO WE HAVE TWENTY SIX THOUSAND SOLDIERS. FROM MEXICO GUARDING OUR BORDER NOW IF WE HAVE THE SAME HELP FROM THE DEMOCRATS WE COULD GET LEGISLATION PASSED SO EASILY SO QUICKLY. THAT WE WOULDN’T EVEN NEED THAT KIND OF HELP FROM MEXICO BUT WE REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE FIRST TIME THAT’S EVER HAPPENED WHERE MEXICO’S HELPED US AT THE BORDER. AND THE HELPING US IN A VERY BIG WAY FAR BIGGER THAN ANYBODY THOUGHT EVEN POSSIBLE. WE’VE DRAMATICALLY STEPPED UP ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS ACROSS THE BOARD SEIZING MORE THAN. TWENTY ONE THOUSAND KILOGRAMS OF HEROIN AND NEARLY EIGHT THOUSAND KILOGRAMS OFFENSE AT ALL. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TWO THOUSAND AND ELEVEN AND THE BIGGEST ONE WAS LAST WEEK. IN TWO THOUSAND EIGHTEEN OUR HIGH INTENSITY DRUG TRAFFICKING AREA PROGRAM DISRUPTED OR DISMANTLED ALMOST THREE THOUSAND DRUG TRAFFICKING ORGANIZATIONS DURING THAT OPERATION THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE USED ENOUGH ENTERED ALL TO KILL OVER ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND AMERICANS AND THAT’S NOT MUCH IF YOU LOOK AT IT IT’S A LITTLE BIT THIS MUCH CAN KILL A HUNDRED THOUSAND PEOPLE IT’S- IT’S TERRIBLE IT’S INCREDIBLE AND WE’RE GETTING A LOT OF IT STOPPED. THE DEPARTMENT IS PROSECUTING MORE FEDERAL TRAFFIC IS AN EVER BEFORE WE’VE NEVER PROSECUTED SO MANY AND WE’RE GOING FOR THE MAXIMUM PENALTY WHICH IS A LONG TIME AND TARGETING SEIZURES IN AREAS MOST IMPACTED BY THE CRISIS AS A RESULT OF OUR AGGRESSIVE EFFORTS AT EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT LAST YEAR AMERICA EXPERIENCED THE FIRST NATIONWIDE DECLINE IN DRUG OVERDOSE THIS IN NEARLY THREE DECADES SO THAT ONE’S THIRTY YEARS SO WE BROUGHT DOWN DRUG PRICES. FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS HAS OVER FIFTY YEARS AND OF THE OVER DOES DOES DEATHS IN NEARLY THREE DECADES AT SOMETHING IN THE LAST TWO YEARS OVERDOSE. DEATHS HAVE FALLEN BY 24% IN OHIO. 24% IN PENNSYLVANIA 8% IN WEST VIRGINIA 20% AND I WAS 16% IN KENTUCKY. AND 10% IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. ALL AREAS THAT HAVE INCREDIBLE PROBLEMS WITH EXACTLY WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT BUT THE BATTLE IS ONLY JUST BEGUN WE MUST CONTINUE FIGHTING SIDE BY SIDE TO STOP THE MENACE ONCE AND FOR ALL. TOGETHER WILL SAVE THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF OUR FELLOW AMERICANS AND THE FAMILIES OF SO MANY PEOPLE. WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL EVERY AMERICAN CHILD CAN GROW UP FREE OF THE MENACE OF DRUGS EMPOWERED TO REALIZE THEIR FULL AND UNLIMITED POTENTIAL. SO MANY WHO LIVES ARE STOPPED COLD. BUY DRUGS WHETHER IT’S DEATH TO A JUST A RUINED LIFE BECAUSE IN MANY CASES YOU HAVE RUINED LIVES BECAUSE OF DRUGS THEY NEVER RECOVER. THEY EVER RECOVER. AND NOW I’D LIKE TO AS SECRETARY AIDES ARE TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE NEW FUNDING IT’S A RECORD NUMBER YOU ADD IT ALL TOGETHER AND PEOPLE NEVER THOUGHT THEY’D SEE A THING LIKE THIS BUT WE’RE MAKING TREMENDOUS HEADWAY AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WITH ME TODAY AND- SECRETARY. YOU COULD SAY A FEW WORDS THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SO THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO THIS CHALLENGE AS YOU MENTIONED TODAY EIGHT TAKES US IS DISPERSING ONE POINT EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS IN GRANT TO HELP STATES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES COMBAT OUR NATION’S CRISIS OF OPIOID ADDICTION AN OVERDOSE. THAT INCLUDES NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS FROM THE SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION LED BY DOCTOR ALLEN THE CATS CATS. TO PROVIDE FLEXIBLE FUNDING FOR STATE GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT PREVENTION TREATMENT AND RECOVERY SERVICES IN WAYS THAT MEET THEIR STATES NEEDS. THAT CAN MEAN EVERYTHING FROM EXPANDING THE USE OF MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE SETTINGS OR IN WORLD AREAS VIA TELEMEDICINE. TO YOU FOCUSED COMMUNITY BASED PREVENTION EFFORTS RECOVERY SUPPORTS LIKE EMPLOYMENT COACHING. AND SUPPORT FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF NALOXONE. WE’RE ALSO RELEASING THE FIRST ROUND OF NINE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION LED BY DOCTOR ROBERT REDFIELD. THIS MONEY WILL HELP STATES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES TRACK OVERDOSE DATA AND DEVELOP STRATEGIES THAT SAVE LIVES. OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S LEADERSHIP CDC HAS DRAMATICALLY SPED UP IT’S DOWN TO REPORTING WHEN THE PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE OVERDOSE DOUBT IT NATIONALLY WAS ONLY PUBLISHED WITH A TWELVE MONTH LAG. WITH THE HELP OF BETTER REPORTING FROM LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS WHICH WE ARE NOW INVESTING EVEN FURTHER AND WE’VE GOTTEN THAT DOWN TO SIX MONTHS NOW. THAT’S JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE RESULTS WE’VE SEEN UNDER THIS PRESIDENT. A YEAR AND A HALF AGO I JOINED IN MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE TO LAUNCH HIS OPIOID INITIATIVE. HE CALLED FOR ACTION. AND THAT’S WHAT WE’VE DELIVERED AND I WANT TO THANK KELLYANNE CONWAY JIM CARROLL ARE DRUGS ARE. AS WELL AS MY SIS SECTOR FOR HEALTH ADD MORE BRIDGER WHAT FOR THEIR LEADERSHIP OF THIS. WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT EFFORT. THE PRESIDENT SAID WE WOULD QUOTE. PREVENT ADDICTION BY ADDRESSING THE PROBLEM OF OVER PRESCRIBING. SINCE THE PRESIDENT TOOK OFFICE THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF OPIOIDS PRESCRIBED IS NOW DOWN 31% THE PRESIDENT SAID WE NEED TO QUOTE MAKE MEDICALLY ASSISTED TREATMENT MORE AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE. OUR ESTIMATES SUGGEST THAT IN TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN NINE HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE THOUSAND AMERICANS WERE RECEIVING MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT THE GOLD STANDARD FOR TREATING OPIOID ADDICTION. IN TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN OUR ESTIMATES SUGGEST WE HAVE ONE POINT TWO SEVEN MILLION AMERICANS RECEIVING THIS TREATMENT A 38% INCREASE. THE PRESIDENT SAID QUOTE WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SURE FIRST RESPONDERS HAVE ACCESS TO LIFE SAVING OVERDOSE REVERSING DRUGS. SINCE HE TOOK OFFICE NALOXONE PRESCRIPTIONS HAVE RISEN THREE HUNDRED AND 78% WHEN THE PRESIDENT ASKED HHS TO DECLARE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY BACK IN TWO THOUSAND SEVENTEEN HE PROMISED THAT WE’D SEE MORE APPROVALS OF WAIVERS. TO HELP QUOTE UNLOCK TREATMENT FOR PEOPLE IN NEED THEY COME VERY VERY FAST HE SAID AND CITY TOOK OFFICE WE’VE APPROVED WAIVERS FOR TWENTY ONE STATES COMPARED WITH FOUR UNDER THE PRIOR ADMINISTRATION. ALL OF THIS WORK AS THE PRESIDENT EXPLAINED IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND SAVING LIVES. I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THE FIGHT WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP. OUR TEAM AT HHS AND ALL OF OUR PARTNERS AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL SO THANK YOU AGAIN MISTER PRESIDENT FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP OF THIS CRITICAL PUBLIC HEALTH INITIATIVE. THANK YOU. AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE. THIS. WELL THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT WE’VE COMBATTED THIS ON SO MANY FRONTS AND I’M PRIVILEGED TO BE THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY WORKING IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION AND ALSO READINGS OF OPIOIDS POLICY FOR THE SECRETARY OF SO MUCH HAS BEEN SAID BUT I WANNA HIGHLIGHT ONE OTHER PIECE OF THE EQUATION I’M A PEDIATRIC ICU DOCTOR BY TRAINING AND THE ATTENTION THAT WE HAVE SO GIVEN TO CHILDREN WHO ARE BORN DEPENDENT ON OPIOIDS AND OTHER DRUGS IS REALLY UNPRECEDENTED IN ABSOLUTELY MAGNIFICENT WE- OF TREATMENT FOR THESE CHILDREN. WE CAN KEEP THEM WITH THEIR WITH THEIR MOTHER ALSO THEY CAN BOTH RECOVER TOGETHER SO ACROSS THE BOARD. WE HAVE TREATED THIS OUTBREAK FOR WHAT IT IS IT IS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY. WE ARE TREATING IT AS A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY BECAUSE WERE FOCUSED OF EVERYDAY AMERICANS THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTRY IN URBAN AREAS THROUGH RURAL AREAS AND SAID WE BRING A WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT APPROACH AND AS YOU HEARD TODAY THAT IS CERTAINLY THE APPROACH. THAT SECRETARY AIDES ARE HAS DONE. KELLYANNE CONWAY WITH GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT WITH THE FIRST LADY TALKING ABOUT CHILDREN. AND SO IT’S A GREAT HONOR TO BE HERE TO REPRESENT. AS I GO AROUND THE COUNTRY THE VIEWS OF THIS PRESIDENT THAT THE MOST TERM OUT THING THAT WE CAN DO IS SAVE AMERICAN LIVES AND WE’RE GOING THAT AGAIN YET TODAY. THANK YOU MISTER PRESIDENT. HE DID A GREAT JOB. SO WITH ALL THAT A VERY GOOD JOB AND I THINK NUMBERS THAT NOBODY WOULD HAVE BELIEVED WHEN WE STARTED BUT THERE’S A LOT OF DEDICATION I DO WANT TO THANK SHOW AND KELLYANNE AND EVERYBODY FOR WHAT YOU’VE DONE. I WANT TO THANK THE FIRST LADY IS BEEN VERY IMPORTANT TO HER. SHE SAW VERY EARLY ON I THINK WE CAN SAY KELLYANNE AND IT WAS A VERY VERY IMPORTANT THING JUST ENVISIONING THE TREMENDOUS PROBLEMS WITHIN FAMILIES CAUSED BY. NOT ONLY OPIOIDS BUT DRUGS GENERALLY IT’S A DISASTER AND IT’S AS I SAID BEFORE IT’S ALL OVER THE WORLD IT’S A PROBLEM ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR WERE HEADING IN VERY HARD AND I THINK WE HAD A GOOD VERY EFFECTIVELY MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN ANYBODY WITH A POSSIBLE. AND DAY WE HAVE SOME THINGS HAPPENING AND SOME THINGS COMING OUT WE’RE SPENDING A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY AT MY REQUEST. ON FINDING A PAIN KILLER THAT’S NOT ADDICTIVE. GO OUT AND THEY HAVE A MINOR PROBLEM THEY GO TO A HOSPITAL WITH A BROKEN ARM OR A BAD BACK AND THEY COME OUT OF THEIR DRUG ADDICTED. AND THEY HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN THEY EVER THOUGHT POSSIBLE LITERALLYAT THE END OF A WEEK. THEIR WHOLE LIVES ARE MESSED UP DESTROYED. AND WE’RE SITTING RULES AND REGULATIONS THAT HAVE HAD A TREMENDOUS IMPACT SO I JUST WANT TO THANK ALL OF. YOU FOLKS. SECRETARY FOR THE JOB YOU’VE DONE A IT’S BEEN. REALLY BEEN INCREDIBLE THE SUCCESSES BEEN GREAT BUT THE REAL SUCCESS WILL BE I THINK OVER THE NEXT. FEW YEARS I THINK WE’LL BE DOUBLING AND TRIPLING OUR NUMBERS UP. WE DO THAT WE’RE GONNA GO FROM HAVING A REALLY BIG PROBLEM THAT I GOT MUCH SMALLER PROBLEM. I GUESS I’LL ALWAYS BE SOMETHING OUT THERE BUT IT’LL BE A MUCH MUCH MORE MANAGEABLE SMALLER PROBLEM. AND WILL HAVE SAVED A LOT OF LIVES AND HELPED A LOT OF FAMILIES AND- WILL HELP PEOPLE LIVE A NORMAL LIFE AS OPPOSED TO THE KIND OF HELD A LIVING TO RIGHTpG HERE. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE YEAH JUST. WHATEVER. IS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION BEING GIVEN TO MOBILIZING PARTNERS. DANCE TASK FORCE POWERS. HI FOLKS THAT’S GOING TO DO IT FORCE TODAY HERE ON FOX INEXORABLY YOU CAN CONTINUE TO WATCH AND STREAM WITH US ON FOX TEN PHOENIX DOT COM AS WE WILL BE CARRYING THIS LIVE FOR YOU. IT’S A TREMENDOUS TRAGEDY IT’S SO FAR BEEN WE’VE BUT THEY FOUND SOME PRETTY BAD THINGS AS YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD BUT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL IF YOU LOOK AT THAT THE NUMBERS ARE STILL MUCH SMALLER THAN ANYBODY WOULD BELIEVE BUT WE’RE AT THE REQUEST OF THE GOVERNMENT AND EVEN WITHOUT THE REQUEST BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS REQUESTED. THE GOVERNOR OF THE BAHAMAS AND WE

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PBS NewsHour full episode September 5, 2019


JUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. On the “NewsHour” tonight: Dorian’s deadly
journey north. With rescue efforts under way in the Bahamas,
residents of the Carolinas evacuate, under threat of rising waters. Then: paying for promises. President Trump takes money from over 125
military projects to deliver on his campaign pledge of building a border wall. Plus: the Amazon under attack — in our final
dispatch from Brazil, the growing risks to rain forests’ biodiversity and to life on
earth. SILVANA CAMPELLO, Instituto Araguaia: If we
start losing species, it’s like removing a card from the house of cards. Eventually, there will be a point when the
planet will collapse. JUDY WOODRUFF: All that then more on tonight’s
“PBS NewsHour.” (BREAK) JUDY WOODRUFF: Hurricane Dorian is hugging
the coast of the Carolinas tonight and still doing damage, with winds of 105 miles an hour. The storm flooded streets in a series of towns
today and blew out power to more than 200,000 customers. It is also blamed for four deaths in the U.S.,
plus at least 20 in the Bahamas. John Yang reports again from Nassau in the
Bahamas on the storm’s progress. JOHN YANG: An all-day assault, rattling winds
and unrelenting rain, as Hurricane Dorian batters the Carolinas. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster: GOV. HENRY MCMASTER (R-SC): We urge everybody to
stay inside. If you don’t need to be out, don’t go out. And in this kind of situation, you don’t need
to go out. Stay off the streets. It’s very dangerous. JOHN YANG: Overnight, the storm actually strengthened
for a time as it push north just offshore. Rushing water flooded streets in Charleston,
South Carolina. By day, massive waves crashed on the Folly
Beach Pier near Charleston. Up the coast at Myrtle Beach, a foam-covered
jeep was partially submerged. Onlookers took selfies as waves rocked the
car. More than 800,000 South Carolinians were under
evacuation orders. Some, like Michael Gordon, sought shelter
in Charleston. MICHAEL GORDON, Charleston Resident: They’re
expecting a lot of water downtown, and it was best to get out. Prepare — I mean, hope for the best, prepare
for the worst. And I’m preparing for the worst. JOHN YANG: But Chip Ervin and others decided
to ride it out. CHIP ERVIN, Charleston Business Owner: We
just kind of waited and watched the storm to decide what was going on, and we have been
through enough storms that we kind of just wait and kind of see how they play out. JOHN YANG: As the day progressed, Dorian lumbered
toward North Carolina, where the Outer Banks barrier islands are vulnerable. Governor Roy Cooper: GOV. ROY COOPER (D-NC): Get to safety, and stay
there. Don’t let your guard down. This won’t be a brush-by, whether it comes
ashore or not. JOHN YANG: Cooper also warned of storm surges
that could reach seven feet. Another danger? Tornadoes. One ripped through Emerald Isle south of Wilmington,
leaving shredded homes and fences in its wake. In the Bahamas, Dorian’s devastation was again
on display. Under sunny skies and along now calm shores,
leveled homes and yachts tossed around a damaged harbor. On Abaco Islands, survivors faced their new
reality. In a shantytown known as The Mud, a rainbow
rose out of the vast rubble. Andrew Evans arrived in Nassau today from
Abaco. ANDREW EVANS, Abaco Resident: Everything in
Abaco is totally destroyed. It literally looks like we were bombed. Everything in Abaco is gone. JOHN YANG: A flurry of rescue and aid groups
geared up in Nassau, hoping to make it to Abaco and Grand Bahama tomorrow. Heather Hunt, an attorney on Abaco, started
a group called Restoration Abaco. HEATHER HUNT, Restoration Abaco: As time goes
on and the days go by, we have to add other things, like building materials and appliances
or whatever else the needs are once we get there and get a full assessment. But, right now, it’s just food and water,
medical supplies, making sure everyone is safe and secure and well-fed. JOHN YANG: Her group rented a 90-foot barge
to haul relief supplies. And celebrity chef Jose Andres is leading
a team in the kitchen of the Atlantis Hotel Convention Center in Nassau. Today, they cook massive batches of pasta
soup and made thousands of tuna fish sandwiches for survivors on Grand Bahama and Abaco. Today’s goal, 10,000 sandwiches. Here in this marina in Nassau, some of these
pleasure boats are being loaded up, ready to make the run tomorrow to Abaco island. These four boats are being loaded with supplies
donated by Chattanooga businessman Lou Lentine. They have 20,000 tarps, generators, medical
supplies, tents, toiletries. They expect to get offshore of Hope Town,
Abaco, and they hope to stay there for three or four days and ferry all this stuff onshore,
an example of people taking efforts into their own hands. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, John, you were telling
us that you have just seen widespread examples of this, of individuals moving to do what
they can on their own. JOHN YANG: That’s right. In the spot, we talked about the group Restoration
Abaco and heard from one of the organizers. Another organizer we met last night was Danalee
Penn Mackey. She’s a native of Abaco. She is now a mortician here in Nassau and,
interestingly, is organizing other morticians across the Bahamas. And she told us the idea behind her efforts. DANALEE PENN MACKEY, Mortician: Me, as a funeral
director, I’m told that there are the number of casualties arising. I have deployed a team of professional morticians. In fact, we were supposed to go today. We couldn’t get in, but we’re leaving in the
morning. But the hard part for me is, I don’t know
if I will be retrieving my own loved ones. I have my mother, I have aunts, I have uncles,
I have brothers, I have sisters, I have nieces, I have nephews all in the area where there
has been no, no, no relief at this particular time, no rescue, no recovery. JOHN YANG: Just an example of people taking
— making efforts on their own in the midst of great personal tragedy, Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, John, you were also telling
us about a number of nongovernmental organizations, how they are trying in their way to provide
help and the challenges they face. JOHN YANG: In the last couple of days, there
have been a number of NGO officials who have been privately complaining about the government’s
pace of giving them permission to take their efforts out to Grand Bahama, out to Abaco. They feel stifled, they feel frustrated that
they haven’t been able to act faster. But, on the other hand, there are other NGOs
who say they understand, that they feel that they need to work with the government, not
go out there on their own. Here’s Joan Kelly of the Heart to Heart International
Organization. JOAN KELLY, Heart to Heart International:
I would say that, generally speaking, it’s important that we work through the agencies
that exists here. They will be here long after we leave and
were here before we were. Frankly, but this is going to be a long-term
response. And I think everyone’s going to need a long-term
support. So that’s, I think, most critical. JOHN YANG: We reached out to the Bahamian
government for a response to the complaints of some of the NGOs. We haven’t heard back. And I should also add that, among the NGO
community, there seems to be a sense of optimism that things are changing, things are getting
moving, that perhaps tomorrow or in the coming days they will be able to get out and start
their efforts on the two — on the islands. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, John, I gather we are
only beginning to understand the full sweep of just how devastating this hurricane has
been. And some of that sense we’re getting is from
these before-and-after images of these islands before and after this hurricane. JOHN YANG: Yes, that’s exactly right, from
social media, from people on the islands who were sending out pictures like this of the
airport on Abaco, just showing how the airport has been inundated, the runways inundated
with water, with sand, with debris. The force of the hurricane-force winds sitting
on that island, sitting over it for more than two days, and we can see the devastation and
the effects of that in those before-and-after pictures. JUDY WOODRUFF: So much work left to be done. John Yang, reporting for us tonight from Nassau
in the Bahamas, thank you, John. Back here in the U.S., the storm has weakened
as it churns up the Atlantic Coastline. But it still poses a threat. And Charleston, South Carolina, is one of
the places in its sights today, as we have been hearing. John Tecklenburg is the mayor, and I spoke
with him by phone. Mayor Tecklenburg, thank you very much for
talking with us. So, what has Charleston seen of this storm? JOHN TECKLENBURG, Mayor of Charleston, South
Carolina: Well, thank you, Judy. Charleston, a beautiful city, has seen kind
of an ugly day. It’s been Dorian day in Charleston today. And the good news is, even though the wind
was higher than we expected, the water was lower. And in a city where flooding and sea level
rise are a number one issue, boy, that was good news today. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, preparations, did you feel
the city was prepared for what might come? JOHN TECKLENBURG: Well, I was. And, Judy, we have had real practice over
the last four years. We have had four years now with the hurricane
preparation. So, we really, if I may say, have this down
to somewhat of a science. We were really prepared. And — but we have seen quite a storm here
today, and now have had some impacts. We have a number of closed roads, lots of
people without power, over half of our citizens. So we have got some cleanup to do, and we
have had a day today. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what about evacuations? Were you in a situation where you had to urge
people to leave? JOHN TECKLENBURG: We have been doing that
for — since Monday, when governor, Governor McMaster, issued an evacuation order, and
we fully support the governor when he does so. And so we have been asking people to leave,
and then we know a lot of folks don’t. So all of those folks remaining, we ask them
to hunker down and batten down the hatches. And I’m very proud of our citizens that, last
night and today, it was like a ghost town, and people were off the street. And that really helps people stay safe, but
it also protects our first — our wonderful first responders that they don’t have to go
out and make response calls that are unnecessary. JUDY WOODRUFF: You do have cleanup. You were spared the worst. You didn’t have the flooding, the storm surge
that you might have had, but you’re saying there’s work to be done? JOHN TECKLENBURG: Oh, absolutely. And we had some flooding, but it just wasn’t
as bad as we anticipated. The wind was a little higher, so, yes, we
have got some cleanup to do. But we have got crews standing by, and now
are finally out in the streets doing work and pumping water and cutting down trees. We have got over 100 local streets that are
closed, mostly due to trees and power lines that are down. So, together, with the power company, we are
working to get those streets back open. And we’re going to have beautiful weather
this weekend. In fact, we will be back in business this
weekend. JUDY WOODRUFF: And, Mayor, how much harder
do you believe this was because of the unpredictability of this storm? It was a Category 5 and then a 4. And, as you know, it was a 2, then back to
a 3, and the time of arrival was so unclear. How much more difficult did that make your
job? JOHN TECKLENBURG: Well, this is a very uncertain
business. And let me say, my heart goes out to the devastation
that occurred in the Bahamas. In fact, we have some local folks that are
already starting local relief efforts for the Bahamas. That was just terrible devastation down there. But a week ago, they were saying this storm
would barrel on across Florida, rather than even coming our way. So it’s just an uncertain science. There’s a lot of science to it, but it’s a
bit uncertain. So you just have to prepare for the worst
and hope and pray for the best. That’s what we always do. JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, we wish you the very
best with all the recovery that you have ahead of you. And, yes, we all are so relieved that it wasn’t
worse than it was in your city. The mayor of Charleston, John Tecklenburg,
thank you very much. JOHN TECKLENBURG: Thank you so much, Judy. JUDY WOODRUFF: Let’s find out more about where
Dorian is right now, the projected path in coming hours, and what it can mean for the
rest of the Carolinas and farther up the Eastern Seaboard. Ed Rappaport is the deputy director of the
National Hurricane Center. And he joins us from Miami. Ed Rappaport, hello again. So, tell us, where is Dorian now? ED RAPPAPORT, Deputy Director, National Hurricane
Center: At this hour, Dorian is centered — and you can see very clearly the eye — that eye
is located about 45 miles from Myrtle Beach, about 85 miles from Wilmington. During the day, it’s been gradually drawing
closer to the coast. And the forecast has it actually coming ashore
likely later tonight or early tomorrow, perhaps in the southern part of North Carolina or
on the Outer Banks. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, coming ashore, does that
— is that more of a sign of potentially more damage? Or what do you expect? ED RAPPAPORT: That’s right. Even with the center offshore today, we have
seen winds of hurricane-force from about Charleston northward. But the strongest winds are still offshore. And as the center makes its landfall, those
winds will come over the shoreline. And we would expect to have wind gusts exceeding
100 miles per hour observed, reported over the next 12 to 18 hours, as the center passes
across Southeastern North Carolina. And those winds will be falling pretty much
the way the rain bands are moving here, moving water ashore. And so we expect there to be a storm surge
that could be life-threatening along the coastline. JUDY WOODRUFF: And what about the speed of
this hurricane? Has it sped up since its very, very slow origin
there in the Bahamas? ED RAPPAPORT: Yes, it’s gradually accelerating. And that’s good news, as it won’t linger too
long in any one place. The system is now moving, the center is moving
towards the Northeast — pardon me — the Northeast about 10 miles per hour, and over
the next 24 hours will be accelerating further, and then pulling away from the coast during
the evening hours tomorrow. JUDY WOODRUFF: Have you learned at this point
— Ed Rappaport, can we understand any better why this storm seems to have been so unpredictable? ED RAPPAPORT: Well, actually, the forecast
has not been off by that much. We did think it was going to — the hurricane
was going to take a run towards South Florida, as it did in a couple days ago, and then slow
and turn and take a course roughly parallel to the coastline up through the Southeast. And that’s roughly what happened. Didn’t get all the details right,. but I think
the sense of what to expect in both the Bahamas and the Southeastern United States was covered
pretty well in the messaging. JUDY WOODRUFF: We’re now hearing about tornadoes
being spawned. Do they have connection to the hurricane? Or is that an independent thing? ED RAPPAPORT: On occasion, there are tornadoes
associated with hurricanes. And often, as they are in this case, they
occur in these outer bands well ahead of the center. And that’s what we saw earlier today. And there is some risk still for tornadoes
during the overnight hours tonight. JUDY WOODRUFF: And the last thing I want to
ask you is, just for folks who may be in the path, South Carolina, North Carolina, Southern
Virginia, what do they need to be on the lookout for? ED RAPPAPORT: We talked about the winds, that
they could have wind gusts at least over 100 miles per hour. The greatest concerns are going to be, as
often is the case, is the water, the depths of the water. And here we have the forecast for the inundation
from storm surge, can reach four to seven feet along the coast, particularly in the
northern part of South Carolina, up through North Carolina, and even some inundation expected
in the southeastern part of Virginia. This is considered life-threatening at these
levels. We also are concerned about excessive rainfall
in just the same areas, six to 10 inches of rain forecast for coastal South Carolina and
North Carolina, locally 10 to 15 inches. And it’s the combination of those two factors,
storm surge and rainfall, that’s going to lead to flash flooding and potentially loss
of life in this area. JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, we are doing everything
we can to get the word out. And I know that you are too. Ed Rappaport with the National Hurricane Center,
thank you. ED RAPPAPORT: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news: A
Taliban car bombing in Afghanistan killed two NATO soldiers and 10 civilians. One soldier was an American, the fourth to
die in the last two weeks. The suicide blast in Kabul left wrecked vehicles
near the U.S. Embassy and NATO headquarters. In addition to the dead, 42 people were wounded. Hours later, a bombing in a neighboring province
killed four people at an Afghan military base. In Britain, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is
vowing to push again for early elections in the battle over Brexit. The House of Commons voted Wednesday against
calling elections. It also voted against leaving the European
Union on October 31 without a formal deal. Today, at a police recruiting event in North
England, Johnson said an election is now essential. BORIS JOHNSON, British Prime Minister: I hate
banging on about Brexit. I don’t want to go on about this anymore. And I don’t want an election at all. I don’t want an election at all, but, frankly,
I cannot see any other way. The only way to get this thing done, to get
this thing moving is to make that decision. JUDY WOODRUFF: Johnson’s ruling Conservatives
will try again on Monday to win approval of new elections. Meanwhile, the prime minister’s brother, Jo
Johnson, quit his position as a conservative member of Parliament today. He said he was torn between family loyalty
and the British national interest. President Trump’s Middle East envoy, Jason
Greenblatt, has announced he is leaving the administration. He was the architect of the president’s still
evolving Israeli peace plan. But it has not been released, and the Palestinians
rejected negotiations after Mr. Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem and recognized
Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,
is threatening to let a flood of Syrian refugees leave Turkey for Western countries, that is,
unless a safe zone for refugees is established inside Syria before the month is out. Erdogan voiced his frustration to officials
of his ruling party in Ankara today. RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, Turkish President (through
translator): We will be forced to open the gates. We will be forced to open the gates. If you’re going to provide support, then provide
support. And if you’re not, sorry. We have tolerated this up to a certain point,
and we’re still tolerating it. Are we the only ones who are going to carry
this burden? JUDY WOODRUFF: Turkey has taken in 3.6 million
Syrian refugees since the war in Syria began in 2011. Erdogan says the European Union has not kept
promises of financial support in exchange for Turkey stemming the flow of migrants. Back in this country, a jury in Oakland, California,
acquitted one of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter in a warehouse party fire in
2016. The jury failed to reach a verdict on the
other defendant. The pair managed the warehouse, where 36 people
died. The place was packed with furniture and other
flammable material, but had only two exits, and no smoke detectors. The U.S. Education Department fined Michigan
State University $4.5 million today over sexual abuse by a sports doctor. The announcement said the school failed to
respond to repeated complaints against Larry Nassar. He is now in prison, effectively for life,
for possessing child pornography and molesting young girls. On Wall Street, stocks surged on news that
the U.S. and China plan to hold new trade talks next month. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 372
points to close at 26728. The Nasdaq rose nearly 140 points, and the
S&P 500 added 38. And basketball great Jerry West received the
Presidential Medal of Freedom today. West was a 14-time All-Star in his Hall of
Fame career with the Los Angeles Lakers, a career that ended in 1974. President Trump presented West with the medal
at a White House ceremony. It is the nation’s highest civilian honor. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: where is
President Trump finding the money to pay for his long -promised border wall?; a threat
to the Amazon is a threat to the planet, — Brazil and the risks of species extinction; fusing
the political and the artistic to critique how leaders wield power; plus, much more. It was one of President Trump’s most notable
campaign promises, that he would build a wall on country’s southern border, and that Mexico
would pay for it. But now there is word this week of 127 U.S.
military projects whose funds will be diverted instead for construction of the border wall. Our own Lisa Desjardins has been digging into
all of this, and she’s here with me now. Hello, Lisa. So, tell us, where is this money coming from? What are these projects? LISA DESJARDINS: Let’s start with that first. As you say, it’s 127 projects. It totals about $3.6 billion that the president
will move to help build border barriers of various sorts. Half of this money is coming from overseas
installations. The other half is from military installations
here in the U.S. Let’s look at where those are. Those are affecting 23 states, and I want
to leave this up for a minute so people can look at their states. Notice, it’s really the perimeter of the country. Judy, it’s interesting. This affects everything from our service academies
like West Point to small and large institutions, training facilities. All of the branches of the service are being
affected by this. These funds, Judy, that are impacted specifically
are those that have been approved by Congress, but there is not a contract yet to start building
them. So this means they are at least on hold. The president is gambling Congress will refund
them later. It’s not clear that Congress will do that. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, 127 different projects. Tell us a little bit more about what these
projects are. Who is going to be affected by this? LISA DESJARDINS: It’s a fascinating list. And it involves strategic installations and
compounds, and it also affect things that affect the quality of life for the men and
women who serve in our military. Let’s look at three that I think are good
examples of what we’re talking about. One, for example, starting over on the right,
$95 million for an elementary school. That’s in Okinawa, Japan. That would be for the children of American
military service members. Military families depend on those schools. Many of them need constant upkeep or need
to be rebuilt. That school is now put on hold. Now, moving back, then we see $15 million
now put on hold for an ambulatory care center or outpatient health center in Camp Lejeune. Health care, a rising problem in the military
in some sectors — that is on hold. Now, then, you look there below, $17 million
that would have gone to a fire and rescue station in Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Judy, that one is has especially notable. I picked that out because that fire station
was damaged in Hurricane Michael last year. They were waiting for those repairs. They will have to continue waiting now because
that money has been put on hold again. Also, Judy, in this list, probably the one
area that saw the most — the largest number of projects differed is Puerto Rico, $400
million worth of projects there. That’s something that Democrats will raise. Also, a large number of projects affecting
European defense initiatives. That affects our posture with Russia. Those are being put on hold. That’s something that European allies are
going to watch closely. JUDY WOODRUFF: And Puerto Rico, of course,
devastated by Hurricane Maria. LISA DESJARDINS: Yes. JUDY WOODRUFF: So these are just a few examples
you’re telling us about. But, in turn, President Trump has long said
he wants this border wall. What is he getting out of this? LISA DESJARDINS: Right. And this is important for supporters and opponents
of the president to look at. What the president is getting out of this
is more border fencing and wall. Let’s talk about it specifically — 11 projects
will be funded, they say. There, you see the steel slat fencing that
he’s putting up. It will include some of that, along about
175 miles of additional new fencing and some repaired fencing. I’m going to point out, it’s not all steel
slat. Some of it is that so-called Normandy fencing
that you saw there as well. So the president is actually going to expand
the amount of border barrier because of this money. Now, it’s 175 miles, but it’s a 2,000-mile
border. JUDY WOODRUFF: And tell us, how is he doing
this? I mean, this is money that was appropriated
by the Congress. So how can the president come in and say,
nope, we’re not going to spend it for this, we’re going to spend it for that? LISA DESJARDINS: The Constitution says that
the Treasury can only appropriate money that is passed by appropriations law by Congress. So he’s getting around that here. This is not the will of Congress. Let’s show how the process usually works if
a president wants to divert some funding. He would have to go to Congress and ask Congress
for permission. In this case, we know Congress is not giving
that permission because House Democrats do not want to fund this wall. What’s he doing instead? He has declared a national emergency for the
purpose of going around Congress. He’s invoking emergency powers. And he is not asking congressional permission,
which you usually would have to do even for small amounts of reprogramming. Anything over $20 million, Judy, you need
sign-off from Congress. That’s significant. This is such a huge amount of money. It’s really unprecedented in how much he’s
moving this way. JUDY WOODRUFF: Three-point-six billion, as
you just said. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. JUDY WOODRUFF: And finally, Lisa, this affects,
as you shown on that map, a diversity, a political diversity of states, red states, blue states. What kind of political reaction has there
been? LISA DESJARDINS: Democrats are irate about
it, as they have been, as they were expecting it. They call this stealing, raiding, unconstitutional. However, they so far have lost their battle
in court to try and make their case. Courts generally have ruled that if all of
Congress doesn’t agree, the House and the Senate, they can’t take action. They are furious. And I think we’re going to have to see how
this affects the upcoming spending debate this next month, because, in the next 30 days,
we’re supposed to see another spending bill. I already hear from some Democrats, well,
if the Defense Department doesn’t need this money, are we going to pay it for them or
not? Republicans are in a much more tricky position
here, Judy. I haven’t seen any that are outright defending
this idea of diverting money this way. But they are saying that the border needs
secure — to be secure. So they’re in a tricky position. When they come back next week, they will all
be tested to find out, are they going to backfill this money, or are they not? It is going to be a very hot political issue
for our Congress. And it affects so many towns across this country. Judy, dozens of local papers, this was the
headline today. JUDY WOODRUFF: And fascinating. As you point out, Lisa, this is happening
while the Congress is in recess. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. JUDY WOODRUFF: They’re not in Washington. It was announced while they’re all back home
in their states and in their districts. LISA DESJARDINS: That’s right. JUDY WOODRUFF: Lisa Desjardins, excellent
reporting. Thank you. LISA DESJARDINS: You’re welcome. JUDY WOODRUFF: South America’s Amazon rain
forest is home to a remarkable diversity of animal and plant life. But a record-breaking number of forest fires
and the already ongoing cutting down of trees is putting many of the rain forest’s original
inhabitants at risk. With the support of the Pulitzer Center, Amna
Nawaz and producer Mike Fritz traveled to Central Brazil to see the efforts under way
to save one of the most pristine sections of the Amazon. It is the last part of our series Brazil on
the Brink. GEORGE GEORGIADIS, Instituto Araguaia: So,
all these tracks are probably puma tracks. AMNA NAWAZ: In this corner of the Amazon Basin
in Central Brazil, signs of life are everywhere. AMNA NAWAZ: So, just by looking at the tracks
like this, you have a better sense of what actually lives in this area? GEORGE GEORGIADIS: Yes. We get a sense of what lives in this area,
of what is more abundant and what’s rare. And then we start getting a sense of, OK,
which habitat do we need to protect more of? AMNA NAWAZ: George Georgiadis is a Brazilian
scientist fighting to protect everything that lives here, animals like giant river otters,
pink dolphins, rarely seen jungle cats like jaguars, and hundreds of species of birds. So their survival is dependent on the survival
of this area? GEORGE GEORGIADIS: Their survival is dependent
on the survival of this area. AMNA NAWAZ: But climate change and the steady
destruction of the Amazon’s rain forest and the surrounding savanna, known as the Cerrado,
has made George’s mission all the more dire. GEORGE GEORGIADIS: We have lost probably half
the natural habitat of this area since 2013. Things are going fast. AMNA NAWAZ: How long do we have? What do you think? GEORGE GEORGIADIS: Oh, it’s already past time. We’re just picking up the pieces. AMNA NAWAZ: To save what they could, George
and his wife, Silvana Campello, helped the Brazilian state of Tocantins create Cantao
State Park in 1998, a nearly 350-square-mile-stretch of pristine forest and grasslands nestled
between the Araguaia and Coconut rivers. SILVANA CAMPELLO, Instituto Araguaia: We fell
in love for this place, because, as biologists, we could understand how important this place
is. AMNA NAWAZ: The couple houses visiting researchers,
who run long-term studies and use motion-activated cameras to better understand what animals
actually live here and what they need to survive. Some, like the giant otters, have even been
saved from the brink of extinction. SILVANA CAMPELLO: We have placed a camera
trap. So we’re going to go there and check the camera
trap and see if there has been any activity. AMNA NAWAZ: And tracking them, Silvana says,
has led to new discoveries about the way they live and interact with each other. SILVANA CAMPELLO: We have been finding also
interesting behavior that hasn’t been reported in science. AMNA NAWAZ: Really? SILVANA CAMPELLO: Yes. AMNA NAWAZ: Among the otters? SILVANA CAMPELLO: Among the otters. AMNA NAWAZ: Like what? SILVANA CAMPELLO: Like, for example, den sharing. A certain group of otters will occupy a den
for couple of weeks, and then they will leave, and another group will come and use the same
den. And then the group will leave, and the former
owners would come back and live in that same den. AMNA NAWAZ: It’s like an Airbnb for giant
otters. SILVANA CAMPELLO: It’s like an Airbnb for
giant otters. (LAUGHTER) AMNA NAWAZ: For all the focus on the threats
to the Amazon rain forest, Silvana says it’s the animals that are the best bioindicator
of a changing environment. Millions of insects, thousands of known plants,
fish and birds and hundreds of mammals, reptiles and amphibians call this area home. You know, one out of every 10 known species
in the entire planet lives in the Amazon. That’s plants, and insects, and animals. Scientists say new ones are actually discovered
all the time, which is why they say they’re worried that, for every acre lost, an entire
species could disappear right along with it. That’s why Silvana says it’s crucial to not
only protect this area for the animals that live here, but for humans as well. SILVANA CAMPELLO: It’s the card effect. People say that nature is like a house of
cards. If we start losing species, it’s like removing
a card from the house of cards. Eventually, there will be a point when the
planet will collapse, because everybody has a role. Everybody’s here for a purpose, the purpose
meaning the balance of the planet. THOMAS LOVEJOY, Ecologist: The single greatest
repository of the variety of life on Earth is in the Amazon. AMNA NAWAZ: Thomas Lovejoy is an ecologist
at George Mason University who’s been coming to and studying the Amazon since the 1960s. THOMAS LOVEJOY: The Amazon actually makes
this planet work. It affects the climate. It affects the hydrological cycles. And all these species that, added up, become
biological diversity, all have evolutionary histories that go back four billion years. AMNA NAWAZ: But the Amazon’s incredibly rich
biodiversity is now under assault from several different fronts. Nearly 20 percent of it has been deforested
since the 1970s, cleared out to make way for infrastructure projects, mining and agriculture. That destruction is having a devastating impact
on the ecosystem, and many of the rain forest’s original inhabitants. It’s estimated that hundreds of species in
Brazil are now facing the threat of extinction. SILVANA CAMPELLO: As we lose species, the
next generation will not miss them. But if you show them, if you bring people
to see giant otters, for example, here, or pink dolphins, if they see them, if they relate
to them, they care now. We must care now, before they go. AMNA NAWAZ: But the monumental effort to repopulate
and regrow what has already been lost in the Amazon is slowly beginning, and some of the
solutions might be found in this small storage facility in Canarana, Brazil. MAN (through translator): The muvuca comes
from 60 to 120 species of seeds that we work with. AMNA NAWAZ: It’s called muvuca, a planting
technique that uses native forest seeds to be spread over burnt or deforested land. The method was developed with input from the
Xingu indigenous tribe. BRUNA FERREIRA, Xingu Seed Network (through
translator): The importance of involving them is because they have been here. It is their call. They are holders of the knowledge of these
species. They know what will germinate well. AMNA NAWAZ: Bruna Ferreira is the manager
of the Xingu Seed Network, a cooperative between indigenous communities, local farmers and
NGOs that started in 2007. BRUNA FERREIRA (through translator): This
is the job of ants. But the seed network is the largest network
in Brazil, and nobody does work like this. AMNA NAWAZ: The hope is that the forest will
slowly regrow with stronger, more durable plants and trees. It’s all part of a larger effort using native
seeds that aims to eventually plant millions of trees. BRUNA FERREIRA (through translator): Today,
there are 600 collectors of native seeds. And the network helped to recuperate and restore
more than 5,000 hectares of degraded areas below the Xingu and Amazon rivers. AMNA NAWAZ: For some Xingu tribal members,
like Abeldo Xavante, a 21-year-old who now works for the Seed Network, regrowing the
forest is essential to preserving the past. ABELDO XAVANTE, Xingu Tribal Member (through
translator): We came from the forest, and, today, nobody else from my tribe lives in
the forest. We live in the savanna. And young people do not know the seeds, and
they no longer want to eat forest fruits and other foods from our culture. They want white man’s food, sweets and sodas. So we must rebuild the forest, so that we
can live there again. AMNA NAWAZ: There’s also a push to have local
Brazilian farmers, like Nedio Goldoni, conserve more of their land. Goldoni owns a cattle ranch outside of Canarana. About 10 years ago, in order to comply with
deforestation laws, he allowed the Xingu Seed Network to work on his property. NEDIO GOLDONI, Farmer (through translator):
We need to produce, because you have a lot of human beings who need to be fed. But, also, we have to preserve what needs
to be preserved. AMNA NAWAZ: Back in Cantao, scientist George
Georgiadis says that, even with new efforts to stop deforestation, pristine areas like
this will likely disappear. You have conceded that it will mostly be destroyed? GEORGE GEORGIADIS: It will mostly be destroyed. AMNA NAWAZ: So why even fight to save what
you can now? GEORGE GEORGIADIS: Because you have to know
the limit of what you can do. It’s like the barbarians are burning the library. You can save a couple of books and hide them
under your shirt. That’s what you can save. You have got to be optimistic and do it. If you’re like, but they’re burning the whole
library, what’s the point, then you don’t even save those two books. And then, in 1,000 years, when people learn
how to read again, there’s not going be anything. So you have to have a different attitude. AMNA NAWAZ: But Georgia and Silvana hope a
different attitude will also help save areas like Cantao and the animals that call this
remarkable place home for as long as possible. Silvana, you have been studying these animals
for years and years, and you still talk about them with, like, a sense of wonder. Does it still excite you to come out and try
to find them? SILVANA CAMPELLO: Oh, definitely. It’s like talking about somebody you love. You never lose your enthusiasm when there
is love. AMNA NAWAZ: Even all these years later? SILVANA CAMPELLO: All these years later, and
— and more. (LAUGHTER) AMNA NAWAZ: For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Amna
Nawaz in Tocantins, Brazil. JUDY WOODRUFF: Stay with us. Coming up on the “NewsHour”: global migration
and a family’s wrenching choice, speaking with the author of “A Good Provider Is One
Who Leaves”; and a Cambodian dancer gives his Brief But Spectacular take on honoring
traditional art forms. In the world of art, political turmoil can
sometimes provide inspiration. In Mexico, the echoes of revolution 100 years
ago can be seen in the work of a contemporary artist. Mexico City native Joaquin Segura weaves history
and social commentary into his work. NPR correspondent Lulu Garcia-Navarro has
his story. Her report is part of our ongoing arts and
culture series, Canvas. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Where you might see the
black bars of a heavily redacted document outlined in red and black to show where the
shrouded words would be, Mexican artist Joaquin Segura sees a tapestry. For his latest collection, Segura found inspiration
in a series of once top-secret documents, thousands of pages of declassified U.S. government
files about the CIA’s involvement in the 1973 coup that brought Chilean dictator Augusto
Pinochet to power. JOAQUIN SEGURA, Artist: So this is actually
the cover letter, the cover page of the daily brief that Richard Nixon received on the morning
of the military coup, September 11, 1973. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Segura’s art takes found
objects and transforms them, like this display of the tattered flags of powerful nations
called G8 for the international gathering that brings them together, or these blown-up
images of leaders from China, the Soviet Union and Germany, with discount price tags, playing
on the notion of a marketplace of ideas where political theory and the people who sell them
rise and fall in value. But his art has a common theme, his view that
the powerful only serve themselves and how real change can only come from the hands of
the people. MAURICIO GALGUERA, Director, Hilario Galguera
Gallery: When art becomes political, it really becomes a very important tool. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Mauricio Galguera is
his longtime gallery representative in Mexico. MAURICIO GALGUERA: He really manages to resonate
all the happenings in our local societies into things that are going on all around the
world. So, in the end, his work really speaks about
human nature. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Some of Segura’s work
explores the relationship between the United States and its neighbor to the south. America has a long history of intervening
in Latin American affairs, including those in Segura’s own country. It’s something he tackles head on in some
of his pieces, like this 2014 statue called Notes on Mexico. The stack of pages are how the sculpture got
its name. “Notes on Mexico” was a book written in 1822
by J.R. Poinsett. He became the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico,
but his meddling in local politics got him expelled. This stone had a previous life too. It was used to protest the outcome of the
2012 Mexican presidential election. JOAQUIN SEGURA: These materials were used
as projectiles by the people in demonstrations, specifically against the election of the Mexican
President Enrique Pena Nieto. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Pena Nieto’s party was
accused of vote-buying, which sent protesters into the streets. JOAQUIN SEGURA: One of the reasons I do art
is to come to terms with everything that’s happening, not only in Mexico, but in the
world at the moment. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Now there is a new leader
in power from an opposing party, but for Segura, the political affiliation is irrelevant. He doesn’t think things will get better because
of politicians. JOAQUIN SEGURA: Corruption in Mexico, it’s
so ingrained in our everyday institutions and structures that, again, it’s something
that we often overlook. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Segura’s political views
was shaped by his parents, who witnessed the 1968 massacre in Mexico City, where hundreds
of students were gunned down during protests around the Olympics. The event is seared into Mexico’s collective
memory, the dead still honored in annual demonstrations. In 2014, another mass killing drew Mexicans
back into the streets in response to the disappearance of 43 students who had been on their way to
a protest in Mexico City. Their bodies were never found, and Mexico’s
attorney general insisted all had been incinerated. But an independent report later dismissed
that explanation, calling it scientifically impossible. Segura’s piece Pyre forces viewers to contemplate
the scale that would require, seen here at a San Francisco showing. JOAQUIN SEGURA: You need 760 kilograms of
wood, 23 car tires, and 71 liters of gasoline just to disappear one single body. It’s not probable. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Mexico is still trying
to uncover the truth behind those 43 murders. Late last year, after taking office, the new
president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, created a new commission to investigate. Segura’s skepticism of any leader’s ability
to solve this or any other national problems has not made him cynical, though. He’s devoted to helping the next generation
of Mexican artists through a two-year training program. JOAQUIN SEGURA: There is something that we
are not satisfied with, and we are working every day to make that different. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: He is advising one of
his mentees, Yolanda Benalba, on a video installation, the culmination of her two-year training with
Segura. For Segura, the payoff is about much more
than simply launching careers. Does it make you feel hopeful about the future? JOAQUIN SEGURA: I think hope is also a very
heavy word. (LAUGHTER) JOAQUIN SEGURA: But, yes, definitely. I’m looking forward to see a different Mexico. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO: Segura knows that history
in Mexico sometimes repeats itself, but he’s committed to changing its future. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m Lulu Garcia-Navarro. JUDY WOODRUFF: On our Bookshelf tonight: one
family’s quest to escape crippling poverty the only way they could, by leaving their
children behind to find work abroad. Amna Nawaz is back. She recently spoke with author Jason DeParle
about his book “A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves,” tracing three generations of a single
family across the world. DeParle begins by telling how he first met
the family in the Philippines. JASON DEPARLE, Author, “A Good Provider Is
One Who Leaves”: I was interested in life in shantytowns, not migration. Migration was the farthest thing from my mind. And I wanted to move in with a family and
try to see slum life up close. And I found a family to move in with. And, actually, I went to a nun who lived in
this community and asked her to help me find a family to live with. I thought she would go and screen families
and take me to meet one, but instead she walked me through the shantytown and just sort of
auctioned me off on the spot. (LAUGHTER) (CROSSTALK) JASON DEPARLE: First person she approached,
the woman said, no, no, no. And the second one, no, no, no. And the third was too frightened to respond,
and that was the one that I wound up moving in with. AMNA NAWAZ: And tell me about that family. JASON DEPARLE: It turned out that, while I
wasn’t thinking of migration, migration was the way the family survived. It was a mother home with five kids, and her
husband was a guest worker in Saudi Arabia, go off on two-year contracts, come back every
two years, see the family for a month or two, then go back abroad. And she was raising the kids on the money
he sent back, which was 10 times his Manila pay to do the exact same work. AMNA NAWAZ: Ten times his pay in Manila… JASON DEPARLE: Ten times. AMNA NAWAZ: … to go live abroad in a different
country and send money back? JASON DEPARLE: Yes. AMNA NAWAZ: This is Tita and Emmet, right? JASON DEPARLE: Tita and Emmet Comodas, yes. AMNA NAWAZ: Yes. And how unusual was that arrangement, the
more you dug into it? JASON DEPARLE: Tita was one of 11 kids. In her family, nine went abroad or had spouses
who did. And now there’s a second generation of cousins,
45 or so cousins, and maybe, I think, in the last count, 23 or 24 had gone abroad. The Philippines is the country in the world
where the government does the most to promote migration. Remittances, the money that sent back, are
10 percent of the GDP. And migration to the Philippines is what cars
were once to Detroit. It’s the civic religion. AMNA NAWAZ: As you begin to dig into this,
and you’re spending sort of day-to-day life with this family, you’re talking about a very
big issue, right? It’s migration. People travel all over the world and send
remittances back. It’s not just people from the Philippines. But what are you seeing day to day in terms
of the impact it’s having on the family? How does it affect how they live, how they
relate to one another? JASON DEPARLE: They were one of the few families
in the slum area that — so, if you want a tangible example of what migration meant to
them, it meant they could put a new roof on their house. It meant they could have better walls. It meant they could have indoor plumbing. Eventually, it meant that their middle daughter,
Rosalie, the one I became closest to could afford, if barely, to go to nursing school. And that’s what allowed her in turn to go
abroad and eventually make it to the United States. So migration was more than a source of income. It was ultimately a vehicle for transformation
or salvation for this family. AMNA NAWAZ: You talk too about putting the
context — putting this family’s experience in the context of sort of global migration,
right? It’s a very intimate look at this one family. But what did you learn sort of more largely
about how and why people move? JASON DEPARLE: The moment — I call it the
lightbulb moment for me, when I really understood the importance of global migration, was when
I discovered research that had shown remittances, the money that people send home, are three
times the world’s foreign aid budgets combined. Migration is the world’s anti-poverty program. If you believe that people should get up and
help themselves, that’s what they do when they migrate. It had a profound impact, not only in the
Philippines, but all across the world. AMNA NAWAZ: We are, of course, having a lot
of national conversations about immigration right here in the United States. And I wonder, having followed this family
over multiple generations, having sort of put them in the context of the way the rest
of the world moves, how are you processing the conversations we’re having here right
now? JASON DEPARLE: I think there’s a lot of pessimism
in the United States about the prospects for assimilation. I mean, certainly, on the part of people who
don’t like immigration, they will say, the problem is immigrants aren’t assimilating
the way they used to do. They’re not learning English. They’re not fitting in. But even among, I think, people who are middle
of the road or even some somewhat supportive of immigration, they often worry, will this
generation assimilate the way immigrants of the past did? And no one family can stand for everyone in
a country of 44 million immigrants, but what I found was that, for this family and a substantial
number of immigrants, the powers of American assimilation remain profound, formidable. I mean, this family achieved in three years
the kind of assimilation that used to take three generations, a house in the suburbs,
kids on the honor roll. AMNA NAWAZ: You know, in another interview,
you were talking about this family’s story, and you said, what you put — what you took
away from their story personally was that immigration in America is actually working
much better; immigration as a whole is working much better than a lot of people give it credit
for. What did you mean by that? JASON DEPARLE: Well, as I say, there’s 44
million immigrants. So everybody’s got a different story, and
one can’t stand for everyone. But I think we have been so focused on illegal
immigration and on the crisis of the border — at the border, that we have forgotten that
three-quarters of the immigrants in the country are here illegally. Among new immigrants — our image of immigration
is often still one of Latino immigration, whereas, among new immigrants, Asians dominate. Most come middle class now. The majority have college degrees. The majority live in the suburbs among new
immigrants. So I think it’s — the reality is often very
different than the crisis coverage that drives so much of the news cycle. AMNA NAWAZ: The book is “A Good Provider Is
One Who Leaves.” Jason DeParle, thank you very much for being
here. JASON DEPARLE: Thank you. JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: bringing ancient traditions
alive in a new light. Artist Prumsodun Ok is taking a form of dance
that dates back to performances solely for royalty in Cambodia. His Khmer dance company is transforming that
classical style by using an all-male and openly gay group to showcase the art to the public. He now gives his Brief But Spectacular take
on this unique tradition. It’s also part of our Canvas series. PRUMSODUN OK, Dancer: So, when you look at
Khmer classical dance, there are a lot of curves in our art form. So we actually train our hands. We bend them back like this. And we have four primary hand gestures that
we use. This is — represents a tree. That tree is going to grow and then it’ll
have leaves. After it has leaves, it’s going to have flowers. And after it has flowers, it’s going to have
fruit. That fruit is going to drop, and a new tree
will grow. And so in those four gestures are the cycle
of life. We use those four same gestures to illustrate
sadness, love, anger, pain, joy, pride. The art form was nearly destroyed in the 1970s,
when the Khmer Rouge took over. In a period of less than four years, 90 percent
of Khmer dance artists lost their lives, during a time in which an entire third of Cambodia’s
population perished through disease, overwork, starvation, and execution. My teacher’s teachers were instrumental in
reviving the art form from the ashes of war and genocide. When I think about, what is my role to this
tradition that was nearly lost, I have a responsibility to offer my fullest self, my realities as
a gay man, someone born and raised in the diaspora, in and of and between many different
worlds. I didn’t go to Cambodia with the intention
of starting Cambodia’s first gay dance company. I had plans to move to Mexico City. Then I got a fellowship to work with all young
male gay dancers. And when I got to Cambodia, my friends, who
are the leading dance artists in Cambodia, they would say, Prum, can you stay here? You know, the country needs you. The art form needs you. And I would say, no, because everywhere I
looked around me, I saw so much sadness. After a month-and-a-half of training these
young men, I sat down and I watched them. And I said, oh, my God, they look like a real
company. And, oh, my God, Cambodia’s first gay dance
company just formed in my living room. To call the company, like, a gay dance company
is a very brave and very forward thing. Before I auditioned the dancers, I told them:
I need brave people. You are going to go on stage and you are going
to represent a community that doesn’t have a voice oftentimes. My name is Prumsodun Ok, and this is my Brief
But Spectacular take on honoring your traditions. JUDY WOODRUFF: And you can find additional
Brief But Spectacular episodes on our Web site, PBS.org/NewsHour/Brief. On the “NewsHour” online right now: Millions
of Americans stand to lose food stamp benefits under a policy proposed by the Trump administration. New state level data offers a glimpse of who
would be impacted if this rule goes into effect. You can learn more on our Web site, PBS.org/NewsHour. And that is the “NewsHour” for tonight. I’m Judy Woodruff. Join us online and again here tomorrow evening. For all of us at the “PBS NewsHour,” thank
you, and we’ll see you soon.

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“THE 11th HOUR” ON A FRIDAY NIGHT STARTS RIGHT NOW. NIGHT STARTS RIGHT NOW.>>>GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM>>>GOOD EVENING ONCE AGAIN FROM OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE OUR NBC NEWS HEADQUARTERS HERE IN NEW YORK. IN NEW YORK. I’M STEVE KORNACKI IN FOR BRIAN I’M STEVE KORNACKI IN FOR BRIAN WILLIAMS WHO HAS THE NIGHT OFF. WILLIAMS WHO HAS THE NIGHT OFF. DAY 953 OF THE TRUMP DAY 953 OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, AND THE ADMINISTRATION, AND THE PRESIDENT IS AT CAMP DAVID PRESIDENT IS AT CAMP DAVID TONIGHT AS HURRICANE DORIAN TONIGHT AS HURRICANE DORIAN TAKES AIM AT THE FLORIDA COAST. TAKES AIM AT THE FLORIDA COAST. THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SAID TODAY THE NOW CATEGORY 4 SAID TODAY THE NOW CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE POSES A SIGNIFICANT HURRICANE POSES A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO THE NORTHWESTERN THREAT TO THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS AND TO FLORIDA. BAHAMAS AND TO FLORIDA. EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE DEPARTING EARLIER TODAY, BEFORE DEPARTING FOR CAMP DAVID, PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR CAMP DAVID, PRESIDENT TRUMP ADDRESSED THE APPROACHING STORM. ADDRESSED THE APPROACHING STORM.>>THE HURRICANE IS ROARING IN,>>THE HURRICANE IS ROARING IN, IT COULD BE A BIG ONE. IT COULD BE A BIG ONE. WE’RE HOPING IT MAYBE MAKES A WE’RE HOPING IT MAYBE MAKES A RIGHT AND GOES UP NORTH. RIGHT AND GOES UP NORTH. BUT THAT’S ABOUT A 5% CHANCE. BUT THAT’S ABOUT A 5% CHANCE. IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD. IT’S NOT LOOKING GOOD. AND IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND IT’S ONE OF THE BIGGEST HURRICANES WE’VE SEEN IN A LONG HURRICANES WE’VE SEEN IN A LONG TIME. TIME.>>WE WILL BRING YOU A FULL>>WE WILL BRING YOU A FULL FORECAST ON HURRICANE DORIAN IN FORECAST ON HURRICANE DORIAN IN JUST A MOMENT. JUST A MOMENT. BUT FIRST, WE ARE ALSO FOLLOWING BUT FIRST, WE ARE ALSO FOLLOWING NEWS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE ON A NEWS OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE ON A NUMBER OF FRONTS THIS EVENING. NUMBER OF FRONTS THIS EVENING. EARLIER TODAY THE PRESIDENT EARLIER TODAY THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ABOUT A FAILED ROCKET TWEETED ABOUT A FAILED ROCKET LAUNCH IN IRAN ALONG WITH AN LAUNCH IN IRAN ALONG WITH AN IMAGE OF THE LAUNCH SITE. IMAGE OF THE LAUNCH SITE. QUOTE, THE UNITED STATES OF QUOTE, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE AMERICA WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT DURING CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT DURING FINAL LAUNCH PREPARATIONS FOR FINAL LAUNCH PREPARATIONS FOR THE LAUNCH IN IRAN. THE LAUNCH IN IRAN. I WISH IRAN BEST WISHES IN I WISH IRAN BEST WISHES IN DETERMINING WHAT HAPPENED. DETERMINING WHAT HAPPENED. THE PHOTO, ACCORDING TO OUTSIDE THE PHOTO, ACCORDING TO OUTSIDE EXPERTS, WOULD ONLY BE AVAILABLE EXPERTS, WOULD ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO A GOVERNMENT SOURCE, SO IT TO A GOVERNMENT SOURCE, SO IT WAS CLASSIFIED. WAS CLASSIFIED. EARLIER TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS EARLIER TODAY THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS TWEET. ASKED ABOUT HIS TWEET.>>Reporter: DID YOU RELEASE>>Reporter: DID YOU RELEASE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BY CLASSIFIED INFORMATION BY TWEETING THAT PHOTO ABOUT IRAN? TWEETING THAT PHOTO ABOUT IRAN?>>NO.>>NO. I JUST WISH IRAN WELL. I JUST WISH IRAN WELL. THEY HAD A BIG PROBLEM. THEY HAD A BIG PROBLEM. AND WE HAD A PHOTO. AND WE HAD A PHOTO. AND I RELEASED IT WHICH I HAVE AND I RELEASED IT WHICH I HAVE THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO DO. THE ABSOLUTE RIGHT TO DO.>>Reporter: WHERE DID IT COME>>Reporter: WHERE DID IT COME FROM? FROM?>>YOU’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS.>>YOU’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. YOU’LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT ONE YOU’LL HAVE TO FIGURE THAT ONE OUT FOR YOURSELF. OUT FOR YOURSELF. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. WE’LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. THEY HAD A BIG MISHAP. THEY HAD A BIG MISHAP. IT’S UNFORTUNATE. IT’S UNFORTUNATE. SO IRAN, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, SO IRAN, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW, THEY WERE GOING TO SET OFF A BIG THEY WERE GOING TO SET OFF A BIG MISSILE AND IT DIDN’T WORK OUT MISSILE AND IT DIDN’T WORK OUT TOO WELL. TOO WELL. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH US. IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH US.>>WE ALSO HAVE A NEW REPORT>>WE ALSO HAVE A NEW REPORT FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” THAT FROM “THE WASHINGTON POST” THAT SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON HAS SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON HAS BEEN SIDELINED FROM AFGHANISTAN BEEN SIDELINED FROM AFGHANISTAN POLICY. POLICY. QUOTE, HIS OPPOSITION TO THE QUOTE, HIS OPPOSITION TO THE DIPLOMATIC EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN DIPLOMATIC EFFORT IN AFGHANISTAN HAS IRRITATED PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS IRRITATED PRESIDENT TRUMP AND LED AIDES TO LEAVE THE AND LED AIDES TO LEAVE THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL OUT OF NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL OUT OF SECHS SECHS SENSITIVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE SENSITIVE DISCUSSIONS ABOUT THE AGREEMENT. AGREEMENT. THIS AS GENERAL MATTIS WILL THIS AS GENERAL MATTIS WILL APPEAR ON CBS THIS WEEKEND. APPEAR ON CBS THIS WEEKEND. IN AN INTERVIEW HE SAID, QUOTE, IN AN INTERVIEW HE SAID, QUOTE, I WILL NOT SPEAK ILL OF A I WILL NOT SPEAK ILL OF A SITTING PRESIDENT. SITTING PRESIDENT. I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT. I’M NOT GOING TO DO IT. HE’S AN UNUSUAL PRESIDENT, OUR HE’S AN UNUSUAL PRESIDENT, OUR PRESIDENT IS. PRESIDENT IS. WITH THE RABID NATURE OF WITH THE RABID NATURE OF POLITICS TODAY, WE’VE GOT TO BE POLITICS TODAY, WE’VE GOT TO BE CAREFUL, WE COULD TEAR THIS CAREFUL, WE COULD TEAR THIS COUNTRY APART. COUNTRY APART. MEANWHILE, A SENIOR MEANWHILE, A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS NBC NEWS THE WHITE HOUSE IS NBC NEWS THE WHITE HOUSE IS PUTTING A $250 MILLION AID PUTTING A $250 MILLION AID PACKAGE TO UKRAINE UNDER REVIEW. PACKAGE TO UKRAINE UNDER REVIEW. THIS IS MONEY THAT’S MEANT TO THIS IS MONEY THAT’S MEANT TO HELP UKRAINE CONFRONT THE THREAT HELP UKRAINE CONFRONT THE THREAT OF RUSSIAN AGGRESSION. OF RUSSIAN AGGRESSION. THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMS THE THE OFFICIAL CONFIRMS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONSULTING PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CONSULTING WITH HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM WITH HIS NATIONAL SECURITY TEAM ABOUT THE MONEY AND THAT ABOUT THE MONEY AND THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CONCERNS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CONCERNS ABOUT HOW MUCH ALLIES ARE ABOUT HOW MUCH ALLIES ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ASSISTANCE CONTRIBUTING TO THE ASSISTANCE FUND. FUND. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, A NUMBER AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE, A NUMBER OF LAWMAKERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH OF LAWMAKERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH THIS NEWS. THIS NEWS. SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY, DEMOCRAT SENATOR CHRIS MURPHY, DEMOCRAT FROM CONNECTICUT, RELEASED A FROM CONNECTICUT, RELEASED A STATEMENT THAT SAID, QUOTE, STATEMENT THAT SAID, QUOTE, THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS OF THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTS OF RUDY GIULIANI ACTING AS A RUDY GIULIANI ACTING AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PRESIDENT, REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PRESIDENT, PERSONALLY ASKING THE UKRAINIANS PERSONALLY ASKING THE UKRAINIANS TO INVESTIGATE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TO INVESTIGATE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S OPPONENTS, NAMELY JOE BIDEN. OPPONENTS, NAMELY JOE BIDEN. EARLIER TODAY, HALLIE JACKSON EARLIER TODAY, HALLIE JACKSON SPOKE TO SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ, SPOKE TO SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ, DEMOCRAT FROM NEW JERSEY, ABOUT DEMOCRAT FROM NEW JERSEY, ABOUT THE NEWS. THE NEWS.>>THERE IS NO GOOD POLICY>>THERE IS NO GOOD POLICY REASON. REASON. THIS ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, WE GAVE THIS ISN’T ABOUT MONEY, WE GAVE A RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY TO THE A RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY TO THE ADMINISTRATION IN THIS PAST ADMINISTRATION IN THIS PAST DEAL. DEAL. SO EITHER THE PRESIDENT IS SO EITHER THE PRESIDENT IS SOMEHOW COMPROMISED, IS EITHER SOMEHOW COMPROMISED, IS EITHER SPINELESS AS IT RELATES TO SPINELESS AS IT RELATES TO STANDING UP TO PUTIN, OR HE’S STANDING UP TO PUTIN, OR HE’S INFAT WAITIN INFAT WAITIN FAT FAT INFAT INFAT INFATUATED WITH PUTIN. INFATUATED WITH PUTIN.>>THE PRESIDENT HAS NOW DELAYED>>THE PRESIDENT HAS NOW DELAYED TARIFFS ON SOME CHINESE GOODS. TARIFFS ON SOME CHINESE GOODS. STARTING SUNDAY THE LUSTU.S. WIL STARTING SUNDAY THE LUSTU.S. WIL START COLLECTING A 15% TARIFF ON START COLLECTING A 15% TARIFF ON CHINESE IMPORTS. CHINESE IMPORTS. THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT CALLS TO THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT CALLS TO CHINA ARE BEING MADE. CHINA ARE BEING MADE. HE ALSO SAID THIS. HE ALSO SAID THIS.>>THE TARIFFS HAVE PUT US IN AN LANDFALLING HURRICANE.>>EVERYBODY IS WATCHING AS THE>>EVERYBODY IS WATCHING AS THE STORM SLOWLY MAKES ITS WAY STORM SLOWLY MAKES ITS WAY THERE. THERE. ED RAPPAPORT, THANK YOU VERY ED RAPPAPORT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MUCH. PETER BAKER, CHIEF WHITE HOUSE PETER BAKER, CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT FOR “THE NEW YORK CORRESPONDENT FOR “THE NEW YORK SOMETIMES.” SOMETIMES.” JILL COLVIN AND TESSA BERENSON. JILL COLVIN AND TESSA BERENSON. TESSA, IT SEEMS THE WHITE HOUSE TESSA, IT SEEMS THE WHITE HOUSE HAS A CERTAIN IMAGE IT IS HOPING HAS A CERTAIN IMAGE IT IS HOPING THE PRESIDENT CAN PROJECT HERE THE PRESIDENT CAN PROJECT HERE AS THE STORM MAKES ITS WAY AS THE STORM MAKES ITS WAY POTENTIALLY TO FLORIDA. POTENTIALLY TO FLORIDA. WILL THE PRESIDENT GO ALONG WITH WILL THE PRESIDENT GO ALONG WITH THAT? THAT?>>THE STORM HASN’T EVEN MADE>>THE STORM HASN’T EVEN MADE LANDFALL IN FLORIDA YET AND LANDFALL IN FLORIDA YET AND YOU’RE ALREADY SEEING THE PUSH YOU’RE ALREADY SEEING THE PUSH AND PULL BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S AND PULL BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT’S INSTINCTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION INSTINCTS AND THE ADMINISTRATION WANTING TO AVOID A RESPONSE WANTING TO AVOID A RESPONSE SIMILAR TO THE RESPONSE TO THE SIMILAR TO THE RESPONSE TO THE HURRICANE IN PUERTO RICO WHICH HURRICANE IN PUERTO RICO WHICH WAS SO HEAVILY CRITICIZED. WAS SO HEAVILY CRITICIZED. HE BROUGHT AN ADVISER TO CAMP HE BROUGHT AN ADVISER TO CAMP DAVID TO GIVE HIM UPDATES ON THE DAVID TO GIVE HIM UPDATES ON THE STORM, HE TWEETED OUT A VIDEO STORM, HE TWEETED OUT A VIDEO PLEDGING SUPPORT. PLEDGING SUPPORT. BUT IN HIS MORE UNSCRIPTED BUT IN HIS MORE UNSCRIPTED MOMENTS ON TWITTER, FOR EXAMPLE, MOMENTS ON TWITTER, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU’VE SEEN HIM GO BACK TO HIS YOU’VE SEEN HIM GO BACK TO HIS POLITICAL FIGHT WITH LEADERSHIP POLITICAL FIGHT WITH LEADERSHIP IN PUERTO RICO AND PICK SOME OF IN PUERTO RICO AND PICK SOME OF THOSE OLD POLITICAL FIGHTS. THOSE OLD POLITICAL FIGHTS. SO YOU’RE ALREADY SEEING THE SO YOU’RE ALREADY SEEING THE TENSION AND THE STORM HASN’T TENSION AND THE STORM HASN’T EVEN ARRIVED IN THE MAINLAND EVEN ARRIVED IN THE MAINLAND YET. YET. IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHETHER IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE A PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL BE A UNIFIER IN THE CASE OF A NATURAL UNIFIER IN THE CASE OF A NATURAL DISASTER OR IF IT WILL BE DISASTER OR IF IT WILL BE ANOTHER MOMENT OF PROJECTING ANOTHER MOMENT OF PROJECTING EMPATHY AS HE’S STRUGGLED WITH EMPATHY AS HE’S STRUGGLED WITH IN THE PAST. IN THE PAST.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HOLED UP>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS HOLED UP AT CAMP DAVID, VERY ACTIVE ON AT CAMP DAVID, VERY ACTIVE ON TWITTER, VERY ACTIVE IN TALKING TWITTER, VERY ACTIVE IN TALKING TO THE PRESS ON A NUMBER OF TO THE PRESS ON A NUMBER OF SUBJECTS. SUBJECTS. ONE OF THE SUBJECTS THAT CAME UP ONE OF THE SUBJECTS THAT CAME UP WHEN HE WAS TALKING TO REPORTERS WHEN HE WAS TALKING TO REPORTERS WAS THE TARIFFS HE’S IMPOSED AS WAS THE TARIFFS HE’S IMPOSED AS PART OF THE TRADE WAR WITH PART OF THE TRADE WAR WITH CHINA. CHINA. INCREASINGLY, COMPLAINTS FROM INCREASINGLY, COMPLAINTS FROM CORPORATE AMERICA, FROM BUSINESS CORPORATE AMERICA, FROM BUSINESS LEADERS ABOUT THE EFFECT THEY LEADERS ABOUT THE EFFECT THEY SAY THOSE TARIFFS ARE HAVING. SAY THOSE TARIFFS ARE HAVING. THE PRESIDENT ADDRESSED THAT THE PRESIDENT ADDRESSED THAT CRITICISM. CRITICISM. TAKE A LISTEN. TAKE A LISTEN.>>A LOT OF BADLY-RUN COMPANIES>>A LOT OF BADLY-RUN COMPANIES ARE TRYING TO BLAME TARIFFS. ARE TRYING TO BLAME TARIFFS. IN OTHER WORDS, IF THEY’RE IN OTHER WORDS, IF THEY’RE RUNNING BADLY AND THEY’RE HAVING RUNNING BADLY AND THEY’RE HAVING A BAD QUARTER OR THEY’RE JUST A BAD QUARTER OR THEY’RE JUST UNLUCKY IN SOME WAY, THEY’RE UNLUCKY IN SOME WAY, THEY’RE LIKELY TO BLAME THE TARIFFS. LIKELY TO BLAME THE TARIFFS. IT’S NOT THE TARIFFS. IT’S NOT THE TARIFFS. IT’S CALLED BAD MANAGEMENT. IT’S CALLED BAD MANAGEMENT.>>PETER, YOU HAVE A NEW PIECE>>PETER, YOU HAVE A NEW PIECE UP TONIGHT LOOKING AT THE UP TONIGHT LOOKING AT THE PRESIDENT’S STRATEGY ON THE PRESIDENT’S STRATEGY ON THE TRADE WAR, ON THE ECONOMY. TRADE WAR, ON THE ECONOMY. WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF WHAT HE JUST WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF WHAT HE JUST SAID THERE IN THAT CLIP? SAID THERE IN THAT CLIP?>>LOOK, WHAT THE PRESIDENT>>LOOK, WHAT THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO DO IS FIND SOMEBODY TO NEEDS TO DO IS FIND SOMEBODY TO BLAME IF THE ECONOMY TURNS BLAME IF THE ECONOMY TURNS SOUTH. SOUTH. YOU’VE HEARD HIM DO THIS AGAIN YOU’VE HEARD HIM DO THIS AGAIN AND AGAIN IN RECENT DAYS, AND AGAIN IN RECENT DAYS, PARTICULARLY ABOUT JAY POWELL, PARTICULARLY ABOUT JAY POWELL, FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN, WHO HE FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN, WHO HE HIMSELF APPOINTED. HIMSELF APPOINTED. JUST LAST FRIDAY HE CALLED JAY JUST LAST FRIDAY HE CALLED JAY POWELL AN ENEMY. POWELL AN ENEMY. HE ATTACKED HIM AGAIN ON TWITTER HE ATTACKED HIM AGAIN ON TWITTER TODAY. TODAY. HE’S ATTACKED DEMOCRATS. HE’S ATTACKED DEMOCRATS. HE’S ATTACKED THE NEWS MEDIA FOR HE’S ATTACKED THE NEWS MEDIA FOR CHEERLEADING FOR A RECESSION. CHEERLEADING FOR A RECESSION. IN EFFECT, HE’S TRYING TO SAY IF IN EFFECT, HE’S TRYING TO SAY IF THINGS GO BAD, IT ISN’T BECAUSE THINGS GO BAD, IT ISN’T BECAUSE OF ANYTHING I DID, IT’S BECAUSE OF ANYTHING I DID, IT’S BECAUSE THESE OTHER PEOPLE ARE OUT TO THESE OTHER PEOPLE ARE OUT TO GET AMERICA OR ME OR THE ECONOMY GET AMERICA OR ME OR THE ECONOMY OR WHATEVER. OR WHATEVER. AND HE’S ADDED NOW AMERICAN AND HE’S ADDED NOW AMERICAN BUSINESSES TO THE LIST. BUSINESSES TO THE LIST. THESE ARE THE PEOPLE OF COURSE THESE ARE THE PEOPLE OF COURSE WHO HE’S COURTING THE COST WHEN WHO HE’S COURTING THE COST WHEN IT COMES TO HIS DEREGULATORY AND IT COMES TO HIS DEREGULATORY AND LOWER TAX AGENDA. LOWER TAX AGENDA. HE SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO HE SAYS WHEN IT COMES TO TARIFFS, THEY’RE OFF THE TARIFFS, THEY’RE OFF THE RESERVATION AND THEY’RE WRONG RESERVATION AND THEY’RE WRONG AND BLAMING HIM FOR THEIR AND BLAMING HIM FOR THEIR MISMANAGEMENT. MISMANAGEMENT.>>JILL, THERE WAS SOME>>JILL, THERE WAS SOME REPORTING THAT MADE CLEAR THE REPORTING THAT MADE CLEAR THE PRESIDENT AS HE LOOKS TOWARDS PRESIDENT AS HE LOOKS TOWARDS HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN IN 2020 HIS REELECTION CAMPAIGN IN 2020 IS MINDFUL OF THAT WALL HE IS MINDFUL OF THAT WALL HE PROMISED IN 2016, SHOWING PROMISED IN 2016, SHOWING TANGIBLE PROGRESS TOWARDS SOME TANGIBLE PROGRESS TOWARDS SOME KIND OF COMPLETION THERE BEFORE KIND OF COMPLETION THERE BEFORE ELECTION DAY 2020. ELECTION DAY 2020. BUT IT’S INTERESTING ON THIS BUT IT’S INTERESTING ON THIS TOPIC OF THE ECONOMY, YOU SAY TOPIC OF THE ECONOMY, YOU SAY YOU HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM SOME YOU HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM SOME FOLKS AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE FOLKS AROUND THE WHITE HOUSE THAT THIS BEHIND THE SCENES, THE THAT THIS BEHIND THE SCENES, THE STATE OF THE ECONOMY, IS STATE OF THE ECONOMY, IS INCREASINGLY WHAT WORRIES THEM INCREASINGLY WHAT WORRIES THEM AND THE PRESIDENT. AND THE PRESIDENT.>>BOTH THESE THINGS ARE AT>>BOTH THESE THINGS ARE AT PLAY, THE PRESIDENT IS LOOKING PLAY, THE PRESIDENT IS LOOKING BACK TO THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS, BACK TO THE LAST 2 1/2 YEARS, LOOKING AT HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS LOOKING AT HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THE WAY HE’LL BE ABLE TO AND THE WAY HE’LL BE ABLE TO PACKAGE THAT AND SELL THAT WHEN PACKAGE THAT AND SELL THAT WHEN HE HITS THE ROAD NEXT YEAR IN HE HITS THE ROAD NEXT YEAR IN EARNEST AS THE CAMPAIGN HEATS EARNEST AS THE CAMPAIGN HEATS UP. UP. ONE OF HIS PROMISES WAS ONE OF HIS PROMISES WAS OBVIOUSLY THE WALL. OBVIOUSLY THE WALL. AT THIS POINT NO NEW MILES OF AT THIS POINT NO NEW MILES OF WALL HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED. WALL HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED. THE ADMINISTRATION IS OBVIOUSLY THE ADMINISTRATION IS OBVIOUSLY HOPING TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE THAT HOPING TO BE ABLE TO CHANGE THAT SOON BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND SOON BY THE END OF THE YEAR AND GOING INTO NEXT YEAR. GOING INTO NEXT YEAR. BUT THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE RIGHT BUT THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE RIGHT NOW ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND IS NOW ON THE PRESIDENT’S MIND IS THE ECONOMY. THE ECONOMY. LOOK, THE ARGUMENT THAT THE LOOK, THE ARGUMENT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN MAKING NOW, WHITE HOUSE HAS BEEN MAKING NOW, AND THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN MAKING AND THE CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN MAKING FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, IS THE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, IS THE ARGUMENT WE CAN MAKE TO VOTERS ARGUMENT WE CAN MAKE TO VOTERS IS EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKELY THE IS EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKELY THE PRESIDENT’S TWEETS, EVEN IF YOU PRESIDENT’S TWEETS, EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE THE WAY HE COMPORTS DON’T LIKE THE WAY HE COMPORTS HIMSELF, LOOK AT YOUR POCKETBOOK HIMSELF, LOOK AT YOUR POCKETBOOK AND HOW THE ECONOMY IS DOING. AND HOW THE ECONOMY IS DOING. AND AS WE SEE THESE WORRYING AND AS WE SEE THESE WORRYING SIGNS OF POTENTIAL RECESSION OR SIGNS OF POTENTIAL RECESSION OR AT LEAST POTENTIAL ECONOMIC AT LEAST POTENTIAL ECONOMIC SLOWDOWN, THE PRESIDENT IS SLOWDOWN, THE PRESIDENT IS GROWING INCREASINGLY PANICKED. GROWING INCREASINGLY PANICKED. HE SAYS ONE DAY HE SUPPORTS AN HE SAYS ONE DAY HE SUPPORTS AN IDEA, THE NEXT DAY HE DOESN’T IDEA, THE NEXT DAY HE DOESN’T LIKE THE IDEA. LIKE THE IDEA. YOU SEE THAT SPILLING OUT OF THE