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amid a firestorm involving his past creating yet another vacancy in the president's cabinet the panic and the fear intensifies as the president confirms the raids on undocumented immigrants are coming here why Congress may suddenly delay Robert Miller's blockbuster testimony plus the president calls Paul Ryan a baby after the former Republican Speaker of the House questions his competence and as we speak tropical storm berry is strengthening as millions on the Gulf Coast are bracing for impact we do begin with our breaking news Labor Secretary Alex Acosta resigning no longer able to withstand renewed harsh scrutiny for a plea deal that he gave to multi-millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein back when Acosta was the US attorney in Florida standing next to President Trump on the South Lawn today a Costas said that the distraction had become too much I call the president this morning I told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside you know tablet positions are temporary trust it would be selfish for me to stay in this position and continue talking about a case of 12 years old rather than about the amazing economy we have right now and so I submitted my resignation to the president effective seven days from today I just want to let you know this was him not me because I'm with them he was a he's a tremendous talent he's a Hispanic man he went to Harvard a great student and in so many ways I just hate what he's saying now because we're gonna miss him a Hispanic man who went to Harvard our caitlin collins at the white house caitlyn it was just two days ago that we saw cost of giving a press conference to defend himself which was highly criticized afterwards but it did look like a costume might have a chance to weather all this what has happened in the past 48 hours well a lot and that a lot of that had to do with the president because even though he said right there this is alex Acosta's decision not mine we know that actually behind the scenes the president had had a change of in tone when it came to his labor secretary now Alex Acosta called the president this morning that he came over here to the residence to offer his resignation and of course all of this comes after he held that press conference two days ago at the direction of President Trump who had been praising his work at the Labor Department privately and downplaying the role that he had in Jeffrey Epstein's plea deal then after Alex Acosta came out the reaction was essentially mixed some people said it wasn't as bad as they thought it was going to be initially but then the president started hearing criticism from people over how he had conducted himself how he hadn't offered an explicit apology to the victims in that plea deal situation and then that the president essentially started to change his tone on him and started asking people about other potential leaders at the Labor Department and pointing to certain parts of that plea deal that have come under scrutiny Alex including the part where the victims were not told about it until it had already been approved by judge that is what led to the president essentially losing his confidence and because the President had not publicly praised Acosta's performance a lot of people in the West Wing essentially saw the writing on the wall last night and didn't think that he would be in the cabinet much longer alright Katelyn Collins on the North Lawn of the White House thanks very much now of course Acosta is just the latest top official to leave the Trump administration and really in a more dignified manner than many of his other counterparts from firings to resignations turnover among the Trump administration senior level staff has hit historic haunts for more let's go to our CNN justice correspondent Jessica Schneider she is breaking this all down who is in who is out Jessica we now have this vacancy at the Department of Labor of course we have a number of Acting secretaries in the cabinets and the most senior members of that cabinet we haven't seen anything like this in recent history really unprecedented in recent administrations Alex labor secretary Alex Acosta just the latest to join this very growing list of Trump administration official departures over the past two and a half years as of the end of June eight confirmed cabinet officials have left office and that doesn't include Alex Acosta now if you compare that to the Obama administration there was no turnover at all in the cabinet agencies in the first two and a half years of Obama's term during the Bush administration one cabinet secretary left office during that same amount of time it was Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill now not only have there been a number of top officials departing the White House but the number of vacancies within several departments is very high all told there are 260 of 713 vacant key leadership positions that includes 61 vacancies at the State Department twelve within the Defense Department and 15 at the Justice Department never mind the fact that he posts are still being filled only in the acting capacity that includes a number of them including the acting defense secretary mark XS for acting DHS secretary Kevin Mack aleena acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and the list goes on here President Trump of course has said that having his officials in the acting capacity gives him much more calls flexibility and makes it a lot easier to do things but of course acting officials may have a lot less authority within their agency among among the people they lead and also a harder time enacting policies so Alex we'll see who's next in line to become what would be acting labor secretary after Alex Acosta's official departure but just one of a growing number of officials who have left Alex the numbers tell us a huge part of the story about this Trump administration Jessica Schneider thanks very much for more we are joined now by congresswoman Katherine Clark a Democrat from Massachusetts the vice chairwoman of the Democratic caucus and a member of the labor Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee congresswoman thank you so much for joining us are you there yes thank you now we see I just want to remind people of your interaction with secretary Acosta at a hearing back in early April let's take a quick listen to that the hideous truth has come out you chose wealthy and well-connected people child rapists over the victims in this case congresswoman we did see Alex Acosta on the South Lawn with the president today explaining why he is resigning the president saying he was absolutely Kostis choice he is not being fired what's your reaction to the announcement today is victory for people overpack finally we are seeing justice beginning to take place in this case for too long this administration and secretary Acosta have been the ones who are oppressing child victims trying to make secret sweetheart deals with those who are accused of sexually assaulting children it is a pattern of chaos and misogyny of this administration and today is a very positive step saying that these women these children have voices and then congressman this was a rather wide-ranging bit of interaction that the president Anacostia had with the press as the president was leaving today I want to take another quick listen to what Secretary Alex Acosta the outgoing Secretary of Labor said about his record at the department and this case let's take a listen I have seen coverage of this case that is over 12 years old that has input and bedding at multiple levels of Department of Justice and as I look forward I do not think it is right and fair for this administration's labor department to have Epstein as the focus rather than the incredible economy that we have today congressman he points out there that the case was 12 years old and and the point there that he seems to be making is that he was adequately vetted that the length of time that has passed since this case happened since this plea deal was struck makes it far less relevant what do you make of that defense well I think it surprises no one that this administration allowed someone would this on their record to become Secretary of the Department of Labor and how this first came to my attention was when as Secretary of Labor he proposed an 80% cut to the division of the Department of Labor that is in charge of child exploitation that is in charge of combating human trafficking the very priorities that we saw in this case 12 years ago in Florida were very much playing out in his tenure as Secretary of Labor and now of course we are seeing the president dissonance distancing himself from Jeffrey Epstein someone that he that he has known in the past when we heard from the president earlier today he said that Epstein had been thrown out of his club near Palm Palm Beach mar-a-lago this is what he said about that Jeffrey Epstein was not somebody that I respected I threw him out in fact I think the great James Patterson was a member of merrill ago made a statement yesterday that many years ago I threw him out I'm not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein but we also know congresswoman the back in 2002 President Trump was quoted calling Epstein a terrific guy so what do you now make of the president adamantly saying that he's not a fan this is the pattern of this president when someone criticizes him or falls under public criticism and scrutiny as Jeffrey Epstein has in this case being refiled by the Southern District of New York he says he never knew them wasn't my friend whether that Steve Bannon who was in his own White House or Ann Coulter this is what he does he tries to bring people into his circle we have him on tape we know where he stands with Jeffrey Epstein and you know now he says he doesn't know him but just a few days ago he was saying you know who I really feel sorry for in this case secretary Acosta it is never with women it is never with victims and is never with the people of this country it is always with the connected and the powerful and he is very selective amnesia when those people in his circle you know fall into trouble and criticism this is his pattern and this is what he's done his entire life all right congresswoman Katherine Clark's thanks so much for joining me thank you Alex all right we're gonna take a quick break and we will have more breaking news right after this okay administration this time the president is considering replacing his Director of National Intelligence dan coates CNN Sara Westwood our White House reporter has the details from Milwaukee where the president will be traveling to Sarah what are you hearing about this well Alex were hearing the president Trump is renewing discussions with aides and advisors about possibly removing his Director of National Intelligence dan coates that's someone with whom he's been frustrated in the past for months on and off he's been venting about coaches performance particularly in January when Coates offered congressional testimony that contradicted the president's world view of Iran in North Korea and even though Coates apologized at the time and suggested that perhaps he was misquoted President Trump was very frustrated with that and that's the first time that he started really talking about removing Coates now a senior White House official tells CNN that Trump has never really warmed to Coates that their relationship has never really been all that friendly but that the discussions about removing Coast's Coates has continued long after that January dust-up he's now even more recently within the past several days been contacting confidants to ask them their opinion number removing coats the office of Director of National Intelligence referred CNN to a statement that Coates released in March saying that it was frustrating to continually be asked about whether he is going to be removed from the job at that right now he's focused on doing it now it's unclear when or if the president will make a move keep in mind he's often using his confidants using his aides as sounding boards about how this eight or that eight is performing it's not necessarily indicative of a coming staff change but in this case Coates is someone who has drawn the president's ire for a number of months there are some names under consideration one of them is Fred flight's former chief of staff to national security adviser John Bolton but because the President and Bolden have had some bumps in their relationship over how to approach Iran with Bolton pushing for a more aggressive stance than Trump is really comfortable with it's not clear if Bolton has the clout to get flights into that position but president Trump Alex again considering another staff shake-up that could create yet another vacancy in this cabinet and that's Director of National Intelligence dan coates yeah dan coates who of course has been adamant about Russia's role in meddling in the 2016 elections something that the president has disagreed with Sarah Westwood in Milwaukee Wisconsin thanks very much on yet another possible – departure we will have much more on that story coming up but first there are nine major US cities that are bracing themselves not for dangerous weather but rather in operation being launched by Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ice to round up migrant families who have been ordered to leave by US courts president talked about the raids this morning before he left for Wisconsin it starts on Sunday and they're going to take people out and they're going to bring them back to their countries so people come into our country illegally we're taking them out legally it's very simple it's not something I like doing all right ed Lavandera joins me now from El Paso Texas and the mayor of Miami has told CNN that he is in the dark about these raids Miami being one of those nine cities I can't imagine what that then means for those who are being targeted you've spoken with a number of undocumented migrants all across the country how worried are they about these raids well this is something that they constantly live in fear of especially because it just comes with so much uncertainty from what we've heard from immigration officials this is targeting some 2,000 people in those cities major cities across the country but what many of these undocumented immigrants will tell you is that they're worried about the collateral fallout that could come with all of this and all of this ties in very well with a special project that we've been working on here at CNN for the last 7 months a documentary called the hidden work force exploring the lives of undocumented immigrants here in the United States and that really took us to places where I think most people might be shocked to see just how deeply embedded undocumented immigrants have become into the fabric of American society we'll show you a little bit of a clip from tonight's show this is Minnesota you've made st. Mary's a sanctuary Church it was a week after the election of President Trump you could feel the fear within the community and that hasn't changed No we have mental health issues people are suffering from depression we have a rise in alcoholism drug addiction abuse and domestic violence and it's all as a result of what's taking place within our country what do you say to those people who say you know what all these undocumented immigrants and places like Worthington they need to round him up and get him out of here look what would that do to a place like Worthington if all the immigrants were to leave tomorrow this town would die what percentage of these farms and these agriculture businesses around here what percentage of undocumented workforce do they depend on I would say probably 90 percent that's an astounding number it is and so Alex you know one of the points of tonight's special report is to really kind of go beyond the political rhetoric as you for well known people who've watched immigration debate get kind of debated throughout the country this is a toxic issue for many people extremely polarizing we're hoping to kind of go beyond that and take a much more thoughtful and deeper look at what this community means to the United States and and paint a much more realistic picture of what it's like out there not just for the undocumented immigrants but the communities that they live in as well all right at 11:00 Darren El Paso Texas we are really looking forward to your documentary thank you very much you can see that documentary called the hidden workforce undocumented in America that's tonight on CNN at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time now this morning on Capitol Hill members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus expressed their outrage over these coming ice raids this weekend the president constantly goes to this place what he wants us to turn away and he's doing it by instilling fear in the American people this is tragic he is using eyes deportation powers not to keep us safe but to keep immigrants in the shadows we're here to let everybody know that they should take extra time to know their rights if they are approached by ice or by federal agent and all across the country many advocacy groups are doing just that by circulating flyers and posting on social media organizations are working to tell undocumented migrants what their rights exactly are so for more let me bring in Armando Carmona he works in collaboration with several advocacy groups Arman – thanks so much for joining me first off how are you helping these migrants who might be targeted this weekend prepare for these ice raids well I'd like to start by saying that this is some of the most painful work that what can do informing someone of their rights knowing that that they will they might be the ones that will face the ice age at the door or May they might be the ones that get taken and ripped apart from their families and what were one of the most important things that we're reminding not just immigrants but everyone is that everybody in this country every single person has rights regardless of your citizenship and regardless of your status and one of the things I mean we're teaching we're helping them and making sure that they know that if they don't feel safe in their homes if someone approaches our door for an ice agent comes knocking at the door that they don't have to open the door they have the right to not open the door they have the right to not sign any documentation without without an attorney present and then they have the right to seek legal counsel for their case we have heard Armando President Trump criticized mayor's like New York's Bill DeBlasio who has criticized them very harshly and criticized ice very harshly we have heard President Trump criticized new Blasio for not cooperating with these ice raids do you think the mayors are doing enough I think there's I think now is the time that all elected officials and all officials in this country that have that have said that they support immigrants and they want to work to advance the rights of immigrants – to speak out and do everything possible to ensure that these ice rates are the least effective and and are are stopped the reality is that this doesn't just affect undocumented immigrants this affects entire communities families with mixed status families Latinos all across the country this is this is an effort to terrorize and to instill panic and fear into these communities and to promote an anti-immigrant a racist agenda by the Trump administration unfortunately immigrant communities have have faced these types of raids the these types of enforcement sweeps before in other administrations however now Trump has weaponized them to use them to attack these immigrant communities Armando Carmona we have to leave it there thanks so much for joining me thank you all right well coming up it is one of the most anticipated congressional hearings ever but now Robert Muller's testimony may be getting delayed plus the president attacks former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan but defends one of his biggest Democratic critics David is now back President Trump is again going after House Speaker Paul Ryan the former House Speaker today they will new excerpts from a book in which the former Speaker basically calls Trump clueless listen to the president Paul Ryan was not a talent he wasn't a leader Paul Ryan was the lame duck for a long time as Speaker he was unable to raise money he lost control of the house the only success Paul Ryan had was the time that he was with me because we got taxes cut frankly he was a baby he didn't know what the hell he was doing he was a baby didn't know what he was doing here is one of the parts of the book that set the president off Ryan telling author Tim Alberta I told myself I gotta have a relationship with this guy to help him get his mind right because I'm telling you he didn't know anything about government I wanted to scold him all the time those of us around him really helped stop him from making bad decisions all the time joining me now from Utah is former US Representative Mia love and here in studio with me is a Bea Stoddard from Real Clear Politics thank you both for joining me a be first to you these are incredible quotes and this is obviously a hugely anticipated book from a well respected author but of course critics of Paul Ryan have pounced saying that he essentially knowingly enabled the president who he is now admitting was essentially clueless he says he wanted to scold Trump so what was stopping him well what stopped everybody who's still in Congress speaking about the president in derogatory and critical ways privately but continue to flatter him in public and be supportive of him because the voters are solidly with President Trump that they represent in their states or their districts and they intend to hold their seats and they believe that they can enact a conservative agenda which thus far is only tax reform as long as they stay in the good graces of President Trump and so the rationalization that the former Speaker is describing is that he was trying to stop him from doing other things only and to enact you know priorities and the only way to do that was to go along and get along and I heard congressman will heard on this broadcast today stick up for Paul Ryan he is not a baby he's not a loser he's one of the great minds of the Republican Party but he certainly did not use his perch to stand up for the things he's now saying are so important does this have any impact now besides raising the ire of the president does it have any impact on the electorate on the Republican Party right I don't think so the party is solely the party of Donald Trump Paul Ryan and others have let it go it has become a party that has abandoned its former principles that you know reductions in spending small taxation free trade less government all of it is it and so the thing is is that you're gonna hear very few defenses of Paul Ryan today because those who are still in office are trying to stay on the good side of President Trump I think it comes and goes and I don't think it's the most explosive part of jemelle Berta's reporting once we get on the other side of this book well he certainly got us interested in it to you we've seen this kind of thing before and it kind of becomes something of a pattern where Republicans don't really get a backbone to criticize the president until after they've decided that they're leaving or I've actually like in Paul Ryan's case left office and aren't really in a position of power to do anything about it why is that well first of all I'd say that there are a lot of people that have been willing to go out there during their time in office and call the president out unfortunately those people or happen to be the same people that the Democrats would target I can name a whole list of people that were out there that would that did everything they could to make sure that they stayed true to the Republican Party but I have to say this about Paul Ryan look there are a lot of people I don't see anything that he said that was actually that warranted that type of backlash from the president to say that the president didn't know what he was doing there they're people that like that about the president they like the fact that he's not a politician so that doesn't make any sense to me also I'm sure that Paul Ryan who was my mentor in the House of Representatives wanted to scold me because I actually put my name on a discharge so being you know having somebody upset with you once in a while that's okay so I don't this is one of the things that I don't like he I don't understand why there was such a big backlash from the president when Paul Ryan was just pretty much stating the truth I have never known Paul Ryan to lie about anything and so maybe he was just being honest with his feelings and and and he ended up getting this backlash I want to switch gears a little bit and talk to both of you about the current Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the infighting going on between her and freshmen Democrats specifically Alexandra Ocasio Cortes and in a pretty remarkable moment this morning the president actually defended Pelosi when he was heading to the helicopter let's take a quick listen I think Cortez is being very disrespectful just somebody that's been there a long time I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth in his fight but I think that a group of people is being very disrespectful to her but Cortez should treat Nancy Pelosi with respect she should not be doing what she's doing and I'll tell you something about Nancy Pelosi that you know better than I do she is not a racist okay she is not a racist for them to call her a racist it's a disgrace so they're Mia you have the president sticking up for Nancy Pelosi saying that she's not a racist what do you make of this internal squabbling and does the president have a point there oh I thought that that was really interesting also I didn't think that it came off poorly for him to stick up for Nancy Pelosi I would say that both Nancy Pelosi and Paul Ryan have been there for they had been there or Paul had been there for a while and Nancy Pelosi is there and she's been there for a long time and I think what's missing here is mutual respect you may not agree with someone but Nancy Pelosi actually knows what she's doing and some of these new people that are coming in that are out there trying to do whatever they can they're moving everyone to the left should be careful because it ends up hurting their own party in the long run maybe degree is their mutual respect I think I can't believe I'm agreeing with President Trump here is disrespectful what these four women are saying about Nancy Pelosi and implied that she's racism deny that that's what you're saying this really doesn't help Nancy Pelosi so I think the president's enjoying it because nothing would make Alexandria Acacio Cortes happier than to say that the speaker is getting defended by President Trump but this is you know she's the new sort of boogeyman of the right Cortez is so I'm not surprised he wasn't going to pick on Nancy Pelosi but he did recently call her horrible and vindictive so even though I do think he has a strange respect for her Nancy Pelosi tends to sort of destabilize the president so it's an interesting ongoing tension yeah until recently he's been kind of reluctant to to attack me I want to switch gears again quickly what do you make of of all this tone turn over the Trump administration all these vacancies in the Trump cabinet of course we're seeing today the Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta stepping down what do you make of that well I just think it just repeats the narrative or keeps the narrative instead of instability there I mean if you look at normal Americans they like to have people that are there that have been there that have been working on certain policies for a while that have been helping them through certain things and so I think it just sends a big message of instability and this is not the first time I mean you've got so many I mean the ex the mass exodus is just it it's it's a little worrisome and I think it's too late I don't think there's a point where we can say okay now we have to make sure we hold on to every one every single member of Congress was actually judged on their attrition you would judge how of what kind of member of Congress you were by how many people you were able to keep in your office and so if that's the same record that they're going by the administration isn't doing well yeah the Department of Labor is arguably one of the most stable and scandal-free departments in this administration and there goes Alex Acosta maybe Stoddard and former congressman Mia love thanks very much now breaking news in the house just voting to extend the 911 first responders bill after months of delays I'll be speaking with first responder John feel and John Stewart that's next I switched from dog laughs has hit historic haunts for more let's go to our CNN justice correspondent Jessica Schneider she is breaking this all down who is in who is out Jessica we now have this vacancy at the Department of Labor of course we have a number of acting secretaries in the cabinet some of the most senior members of that cabinet we haven't seen anything like this in recent history really unprecedented in recent administrations Alex labor secretary Alex Acosta just the latest to join this very growing list of Trump administration official departures over the past two and a half years as of the end of June eight confirmed cabinet officials have left office and that doesn't include Alex Acosta now if you compare that to the Obama administration there was no turnover at all in the cabinet agencies in the first two and a half years of Obama's term during the Bush administration one cabinet secretary left office during that same amount of time it was Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill now not only have there been a number of top officials departing the White House but the number of vacancies within several departments is very high all told there are 260 of 713 vacant key leadership positions that includes 61 vacancies at the State Department 12 within the Defense Department and 15 at the Justice Department never mind the fact that key posts are still being filled only in the acting capacity that includes a number of them including the acting defense secretary market access for Acting DHS secretary Kevin McHale inan acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and the list goes on here President Trump of course has said that having his officials in the acting capacity gives him much more what he calls flexibility and makes it a lot easier to do things but of course acting officials may have a lot less authority within their agency among among the people they lead and also a harder time enacting policies so Alex we'll see who's next in line to become what would be acting Labor Secretary after Alex Acosta's official departure but just one of a growing number of officials who have left Alex the numbers tell us a huge part of the story about this Trump administration Jessica Schneider thanks very much for more we are joined now by congresswoman Katherine Clark a Democrat from Massachusetts the vice chairwoman of the Democratic caucus and a member of the labor Subcommittee on the House Appropriations Committee congresswoman thank you so much for joining us are you there yes thank you now we see I just want to remind people of your interaction with secretary Acosta at a hearing back in early April let's take a quick listen to that the hideous truth has come out you chose wealthy and well-connected people child rapists over the victims in this case congresswoman we did see Alex Acosta on the South Lawn with the president today explaining why he is resigning the president saying he was absolutely a Costas choice he is not being fired what's your reaction to the announcement today is victory for people overcome finally we are seeing justice beginning to take place in this case for too long this administration and secretary Acosta have been the ones who are oppressing child victims trying to make secret sweetheart deals with those who are accused of sexually assaulting children it is a pattern of chaos and misogyny of this administration and today is a very positive step saying that these women these children have voices and they matter congressman that this was a rather wide-ranging bit of interaction that the president Anacostia had with the press as the president was leaving today I want to take another quick listen to what Secretary Alex Acosta the outgoing Secretary of Labor said about his record at the department and this case let's take a listen I have seen coverage of this case that is over 12 years old that has input and bedding at multiple levels of department of justice and as I look forward I do not think it is right and say for this administration's labor department to have Epstein as the focus rather than the incredible economy that we have today congressman he points out there that the case was twelve years old and and the point there that he seems to be making is that he was adequately vetted that the length of time that has passed since this case happened since this plea deal was struck makes it far less relevant what do you make of that defense well I think it surprises no one that this administration allowed someone with this on their record to become Secretary of the Department of Labor and how this first came to my attention was when as Secretary of Labor he proposed an eighty percent cut to the division of the Department of Labor that is in charge of child exploitation that is in charge of combating human trafficking the very priorities that we saw in this case 12 years ago in Florida were very much playing out in his tenure as Secretary of Labor and now of course we are seeing the president dissing is distancing himself from Jeffrey Epstein someone that he that he has known in the past when we heard from the president earlier today he said that Epstein had been thrown out of his club near Palm Palm Beach mar-a-lago this is what he said about that Jeffrey Epstein was not somebody that I respected I threw him out in fact I think the great James Patterson was a member of merrill ago made a statement yesterday that many years ago I threw him out I'm not a fan of Jeffrey Epstein but we also know congresswoman the back in 2002 President Trump was quoted calling Epstein a terrific guy so what do you now make of the prison adamantly saying that he's not a fan this is the turn of this president when someone either criticizes him or falls under public criticism and scrutiny as Jeffrey Epstein has this case being refiled by the Southern District of New York he says he never knew them wasn't my friend whether that Steve Bannon who was in his own White House or Ann Coulter this is what he does he tries to bring people into his circle we have him on tape we know where he stands with Jeffrey Epstein and you know now he says he doesn't know him but just a few days ago he was saying you know who I really feel sorry for in this case secretary Acosta it is never with women it is never with victims and is never with the people of this country it is always with the connected and the powerful and he is very selected amnesia when those people in his circle you know fall into trouble and criticism this is his pattern and this is what he's done his entire life all right congressman Katherine Clark's thanks so much for joining me thank you Alex all right we're gonna take a quick break and we will have more breaking news right after this ouka administration this time the president is considering replacing his Director of National Intelligence dan coates CNN Sarah Westwood our White House reporter has the details from Milwaukee where the president will be traveling to Sarah what are you hearing about this well Alex were hearing the president Trump is renewing discussions with aides and advisers about possibly removing his Director of National Intelligence dan coates that's someone with whom he's been frustrated in the past for months on and off he's been venting about coaches performance particularly in January when coats offered congressional testimony that contradicted the president's world view of Iran in North Korea and even though Coates apologized at the time and suggested that perhaps he was misquoted president Trump was very frustrated with that and that's the first time that he started really talking about removing coats now a senior White House official tells CNN that Trump has never really warmed two coats that their relationship has never really been all that friendly but that the discussions about removing coast coats has continued long after that January dust-up he's now he more recently within the past several days been contacting confidants to ask them their opinion over removing coats the office of Director of National Intelligence referred CNN to a statement that coats released in March saying that it was frustrating to continually be asked about whether he is going to be removed from the job that right now he's focused on doing it now it's unclear when or if the president will make a move keep in mind he's often using his confidants using his aides as sounding boards about how this aid or that aid is performing it's not necessarily indicative of a coming staff change but in this case Coates is someone who has drawn the president's ire for a number of months there are some names under consideration one of them is Fred flight's former chief of staff to national security adviser John Bolton but because the president in Bolton have had some bumps in their relationship over how to approach Iran with Bolton 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🔴 Democrats & Media BLATANTLY LYING about the BORDER CRISIS for months – #TFNOriginal SHARE THIS



well there is no national emergency at the border it's all made up its presidential fiction we also had a very impassioned discussion about moving forward as it relates to the humanitarian crisis that exists on the border the number of apprehensions at the border right now is at one of its lowest levels in about two decades the president is lying to the American people about a national emergency there is no emergency at the border state here's a joke he is a clown he is incompetent he is full of malice and meanness but the one thing that he will never be is taken seriously we have a president who will go on TV tonight and lie and lie and lie some more there's a manufacture crisis he is reckless on the international stage and so we see here the conman being exposed the people have come to see the wizard and the wizard has promised them the Great Wall of trauma it's complete and utter nonsense trying to solve a problem that in fact doesn't exist because there's zero net illegal immigration coming across the southern border he's lied so much about the realities of what he's calling a crisis because I have never seen a crisis since maybe when you were in New Orleans talking about Katrina that was as openly understood and ignored that the feeling from this administration is is that we are in a full-blown crisis in that they are overwhelmed by it how do you think you know that I don't believe their narrative I don't believe the BS we agree that there is a humanitarian situation the president has said that there is somehow this crisis at the border that's a lie that couldn't be further from the truth we have a present United States was created a fiction about a crisis at the border this president just used the backdrop of the Oval Office to manufacture a crisis so I'm expecting a declaration of a national emergency around a fake crisis that doesn't exist this made-up crisis at the border holding the American people hostage let's stop manufacturing a crisis it's not facts and I turn ative fats it is downright lies to try to make a political point if illegal immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detention centers just tell them not to come all problems solved with no running water and these women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet they were drinking water out of the toilet how he manufactures crises like immigrants quote President Trump is manufacturing a crisis and declaring a made-up national emergency in order to seize power and subvert the Constitution there is no crisis in arrivals we are focusing on a crisis that does not exist at the border Trump you shut down the government over a fake crisis at the border and for anybody who doesn't think immigration is a crisis a deadly serious crisis a humanitarian crisis I got to show you this picture a non crisis at the border that's really not fooling anybody this shutdown that he caused by creating a phony crisis actually did cause one danger after another but no sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about as a matter of fact it's pretty tranquil down here so we do have a problem this other border Democrats should not deny that we don't and this national emergency is completely made up if they are engaging in what I would call manufactured moral crisis its so-called crisis at the border is faked this is a crisis of his own making because it was a campaign pledge it's the president we don't need to create artificial crises we have enough real crises border emergency is nothing more than a manufactured crisis and California's National Guard will not be part of this political theater it seemed like it was a concerted effort to to pull one over on the American public to make it seem like what's happening at the southern border is so much worse than it is the governor believes the president is manufacturing the crisis at the border is a manufactured crisis at the heart of this whole thing are a whole bunch of lies wouldn't we be there cuz it was a crisis they were being overrun you know there's something manufactured about this yes there's no crisis it's a manufactured crisis this is a manufactured crisis he's taking 800 thousand federal employees hostage so he can get his vanity wall so he's created this crisis it's a manufactured crisis this whole thing is absurd it is a completely manufactured you know appeal to the ugliest sentiments and then frankly you know I wonder about our complicity in just talking about this tonight the president tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist this entire situation which many of argued is a bonafide crisis as are at our southern border the big scam of the whole address was that there's a crisis there's not a crisis those were the powerful words written to describe the humanitarian crisis at the border she's already been out lying about a crisis on the southern border he's doing a much worse than Barack Obama and he's created this crisis and the word crisis is what this is all about for Team Trump he's gotta prove that there is one movie sighs in a moment of the blame and why we are suddenly having this crisis right now manufactured crisis as I said manufactured crisis it's a crisis someone will drill down on some of the numbers from this humanitarian crisis there is no crisis at the border what do you think of the folks on the Left who believe that is not doing it out to do with their prices the border and it could help with the deportation President Trump once again tried to claim there was a crisis at the border the fact is migrant border crossings have been declining for nearly two decades but we have to grapple with the real challenges at the border and do more to reduce the number of migrants who feel they need to flee their countries in the first place president Trump must stop holding the American people hostage but stop manufacturing a crisis we have never not said that there was a quite there is a humanitarian crisis at the border this is not a crisis this is something being manufactured and where the president is stoking a big problem in this country he's creating a crisis where there wasn't one misery didn't matter when the crisis didn't work for them but now migrants are a boon for publicity crazy Dems and has-been actresses Nancy Lee graphin tweeted a shot of children wrapped in emergency blankets in a detention center blaming Trump for that if the time and date hadn't been cropped from the picture you'd see it occurred under Obama now Nancy's deliberate lie was retweeted 30,000 times now 30,000 people are as dumb as she is but for the left it wasn't a crisis then and it wasn't a crisis six months ago when collusion was the weapon to unseat Trump but now that's failed you claim Trump's tortures kids while denying the same kids their beds this is how Democrats solved the border crisis making it worse so no cots for tots what's next boycott dairies that send milk to feed them and now they use pictures of the dead as if they actually care they don't one bid they're exploiting the suffering just to win an election and shame on all of them well thanks for having me Brianna a pleasure to be with you so look we are beyond the breaking point we have reached an unprecedented level with respect to this crisis situation the amount of undocumented migrants that are iving along our southern border we hit a historic high last month with over 76,000 we're projecting that we're going to encounter over a hundred thousand this month right now and the system not just us that Customs and Border Protection and the Border Patrol on the front line but the entirety of the immigration system is absolutely overwhelmed it was I would invite my Democratic colleagues to go to my official Twitter account where I have posted an interview from January 9th 2019 it was on CNN not exactly a hostile Network for you folks and it's well let me just play what the question was and it's Jim Clyburn the Democratic just I guess it's a parliamentary inquiry is it appropriate for a member to just put on a loop a teeny soundbite out of context is that allowed absolutely not the gentleman controls the time I'm not aware of any rule that would preclude him from doing so thank you thank you I think I still control the time and I just think that's quite something that when you're fed back your own words from your own leadership from earlier this year you think that's out of context and inappropriate and not allowed again we didn't raise the issue it was the gentlelady from Texas that said these allegations from Republicans that we were in denial their offensive we've always known of the crisis and the Democratic whip laughed absolutely not laugh thought it was laughable thought it was funny you know who doesn't think it's funny the Trump administration because secretary maca llenan has been ringing the warning bell for months about the crisis he begged you all to take action more quickly we are now on pace for over 100,000 apprehensions and encounters with migrants in March with 90% of those 90,000 people crossing the border illegally between ports of entry March will be the highest month since 2008 one of the reasons why so many young people so many vulnerable people are in tragic conditions is because we didn't act when the administration wanted us to provide funding that was absolutely necessary to care for people and so it is appropriate to question why we are in these conditions but it wasn't the Republicans that were in denial it was all of you and it was in your own words from your own leadership be offended with the Democratic whip not House Republicans [Applause]

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Copy Paste Politician Eric Swalwell Says 2nd Amendment Not Absolute



they did story of the day up up the other copy/paste politician and who is that a but of course Eric swallows us so well because he swallows those lies and those talking points and whatever the deep state just forces down his uh his gullet hole and he regurgitates it on the Republic each and every day and night like the parasite control freak he is well he's just a minion you know he's just a minion sois well or as he's more aptly called swallow so well second amendment is not an absolute right of course it is well I mean of course look there's certain nothing is absolute in this world okay not even the Second Amendment of course if you're if you have a felony well guess what the Second Amendment is not absolute okay if you have mental issues a Second Amendment is not absolute but in every other case where you have a law-abiding citizen that wants to possess not a military-style semi-automatic but just a a weapon of self-protection yeah they can do that legally again sois well second amendment is not an absolute right Sunday on CNN's State of the Union representative Eric swallows so well Democrat out of California and 2020 presidential hopeful well I think your hopes are going to be dashed there copy-paste Paris it parasitic politician again copy/paste parasitic politician your hopes will be dashed and he said he is hopeful of being the press attentive I'm just gonna hang on to this to this article to this headline and every time I need a laugh I'm going to read it Eric swallows well Democrat California and 2020 presidential hopeful ah this political deep state dingleberry this parasite in the punch bowl said that the Second Amendment was not an absolute right and yeah he also folks remember whenever he threatened Joe Biggs you know and the country that if we didn't give up our guns that uh they were going to know basically drop nuclear weapons on us right discussing his proposal to ban possession of military-style semi-automatic assault weapons sois well said you know keep your pistols keep your long rifles well thank you but I don't need your permission asshole keep your shotguns again don't need your permission I want the most dangerous weapons these weapons of war out of the hands of the most dangerous people I'm sure you do because one day they will be pointed at you if you continue to try to torch our Constitution and our rights because of folks even if we didn't have the Constitution we all have an inherent human right of self-defense okay don't ever forget that but they would love if we just laid down and let them run over us with tanks like in Tiananmen Square right they would love that not gonna happen swallow so well because we don't swallow any thing that you try to force down are go at holes yep directly from the deep dark state again he says that we can keep our shotguns well thank you he wants the most dangerous weapons he also says but when it comes to what else we can do because I don't even suggest this is all we can do of course he also suggests remember guys when he was talking to Joe Biggs just go ahead and drop nuclear weapons on the gun holders right I also want a background check so do seven Ypres 73% of in art shut the hell up you lying piece of crap when asked if he wants to repeal the Second Amendment sois was said no I don't agree because he knows he never could that's one thing folks the one thing the left never talks about as they're censoring us at infinitum as our shadow banning us as they're trying to get everyone to go along with their gun bans right hmm they never ask anybody's opinions on any of this I mean they never do man and I lost my train of thought hi sorry and I'll I'll find it here in just a second let me finish his paragraph first mm-hmm again he says the Second Amendment is not an absolute right just like free speech you can't shout fire in a theater and folks that whole fire in a theater is a is a mean it's a talking point there's no basis in reality for that ruling or so they think it's a rule it's not it was an opinion it was somebody talking out of their ass years ago and the left just took it and ran with it so he says you can't shout fire in a theater or lie about the products you are selling you can't own a bazooka you can't own a tank you can't own a rocket-propelled grenades you should put limits on in place we should put limits in place and I think the American people are what no they're not nobody's with you and he says he's no longer intimidated by the NRA and no longer is the NRA are the American people intimidated by the liars on the Left the deep state dingleberries on the right we're just not you

FULL: President Trump Speech Today on USMCA at Lockheed Martin in Milawaukee 7/12/19



at the highest we've ever hit on the Dow this it's the best it's ever been jobs are the best they've ever been a couple of other little factors that's so bad we're doing great we have a great military and I thank you for that and I want to thank Marilyn she's been a friend of mine for a long time and she's done an incredible job and she just did me a beautiful favor keeping it a beautiful Sikorsky plant open in the great state of Pennsylvania some people would say Commonwealth I'll call it both but all I know is they're really happy in Pennsylvania right now and we love Pennsylvania and they've really appreciate what Maryland did I'm thrilled to be back in your great state a state that I won and we wanted not so late in the evening a little bit early in the evening actually which is even better [Applause] we had a lot of support from your company Darko has been incredible we have a lot of support here and one of the reasons I'm here is Maryland one of the reasons I'm here are you because we really have had tremendous there's a great spirit great spirit in this company we're here today to celebrate the triumphant return of American manufacturing you know what they said it was going to be gone but it's not gone it's really thriving and it's starting to build up at a level that nobody thought was possible everything we're doing to keep the assembly lines rolling full speed ahead that's being done and we're doing it right we're proudly defending a most important national resource the American worker that's what it is it's pretty amazing how the American worker has just really there's nobody like our American worker we're glad to be joined today by secretary Wilbur Ross where's Wilbur Wilbur great job a friend of mine and somebody who's very very tough and very very smart Senator Ron Johnson Ron thank you and two real fighters they fight for us and they fight for you and they fight like nobody representatives Glenn Grothman and Sean Duffy Sean thank you thank you I especially want to thank your general manager here at deco Peter Winkler Peter they were showing me some of the work they do it's beautiful it's complex and it is real stuff that's the real deal right Peter for 40 years the Patriots of Jericho aerospace have built and repaired parts for aeroplanes jets and helicopters and you have done it with unmatched precision and unmatched skill really an incredible company recently our entire nation was inspired by the mastery of your craftsmanship during our wonderful Independence Day celebration on the National Mall it's called a suit right salute to America that was something they weren't sure to think News they weren't sure if people gonna show up did they ever show up right if they ever show up we had a tremendous it was packed and it was raining it was through people said that I have a tent because I look very dry I said I wasn't dry and I had no tent it was a rainy day but in a way it was a beautiful day and when those planes and helicopters flew overhead it was something like we haven't really seen too much lately it's tremendous spirit and love in our country that day the United States Marines soared overhead in a magnificent aircraft like the ones you support from here in Milwaukee the mv-22 Osprey our country also witnessed the awesome might of the US Navy flying another plane that you will soon support the unstoppable stealth f-35 lightning too I get to meet a lot of pilots I once said to one of the pilots he looked like central casting you look a Tom Cruise but maybe better little taller and a little stronger and I said so tell me how good is the f-35 compared to other planes enemy craft he said well they have a problem they can't see it I said that sounds good to me not knowing too much about it that sounds good but he said there's nothing like it now remember there was a long time ago now toward the beginning in addition workers at this facility help maintain our massive c-130 Hercules transport planes and are fearsome uh-60 Black Hawk helicopters and our f-16 Fighting Falcons pretty busy what are you doing your spare time by the way a lot of work with the help of two hundred and eighty pound Americans at Dirk oh and you know what I mean the USA truly has the best aircraft flown the best pilots and we have the greatest pilots in the world they fly the they are pilots like no other may be made and maintain the best workers and best workers anywhere in the world that I'm excited to hear that thanks to your new responsibilities for the f-35 your company will be expanding its workforce by 15% is that right well since the election we've created more than 6 million new jobs nobody would have believed that during the campaign if I would have said 6 million jobs they would have said that's he's exaggerating I did say like 4 million but we got 6 billion so I was under exaggerating including more than half a million manufacturing jobs we added two hundred and twenty-four thousand jobs last month alone which is a tremendous number far greater than projection last year US manufacturers reported the highest optimism ever recorded so folks like Maryland would say were the most optimistic we've ever been would you say that screw you better say yes barrel and she knows I know Maryland very well and I know she feels that way we're now the economic envy of the entire world when I meet prime ministers and presidents and kings and queens they all start off by congratulating me on the great economy wages are rising fast and rising fastest for our blue-collar workers that's exciting you hear so much about the upper end well they don't realize the blue-collar proportionately blue-collar workers the manufacturing companies these are the companies that are doing so well unemployment has reached the lowest rate in over half a century and we expect to soon be beating that african-american Asian American and Hispanic American unemployment have reached their lowest levels ever in the history of our country and right here in Wisconsin the unemployment rate is just 2.8 percent among the very lowest in the country it's a great state it's a fantastic state so we've powered our economic turnaround by following two fundamental rules if it hurts American workers we don't do it it's very simple and if it helps American workers we definitely do it and we do it quickly it's very simple our agenda is pro work pro-family pro-growth 100% pro-american it's America first it's make America great again and you know what now it's Keep America great because we're doing awfully well we're doing awfully well to stop the offshoring you know what offshoring is of American jobs I signed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in the history of our country since then eight hundred and seventy six billion dollars that's a lot even for you Marilyn right that's a big thing has poured back into the United States from abroad we want companies to invest hire build and grow right here in America and right here in Wisconsin we cut a record number of job-killing regulations which will give the average household an extra $3,000 each year so each year the average household and you all say it you all feel it will get an average of $3,000 that's a lot that's the biggest tax cut we've ever had in this country and by the way I see the Democrat platform they want to raise your taxes I don't think that I don't know maybe and I haven't been a politician too long somehow that doesn't play well right they want to raise your taxes okay we'll figure that one out we launched an American energy revolution the United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world and it's not even fair and with a couple of environmental approvals for certain pipelines we can get that and really do something with that number it'll go up very substantially very quickly especially in the state of Texas we're reversing decades of economic surrender and restoring America's industrial might we surrendered economically what we did was so crazy we helped other countries so we never thought about our own country we lost the magic we've gotten it back and we've gotten it back I think you'll soon see greater than ever before [Applause] and your executives now those companies are pouring back into our nation automobile companies from Japan and other nations are pouring back in many many of the great photo companies are coming back into Michigan they're coming back into Pennsylvania Ohio Florida North Carolina you have that so many jobs left we have to get some more workers over here I think Maryland we have to do something but we have automobile companies and other companies pouring back in and you had the greatest year you've ever had in the history of this state this is a great state but you had your best economic year that you've ever had so that's great our nation was made of vibrant and strong and it's got to be the most powerful the best it really was made with American manufacturing and you know that a previous administration said manufacturing done you're gonna have to take a magic wand to bring it back well that was wrong the previous administration they allowed foreign nations to plunder our wealth and to pillage our factories they sold out our workers and they hollowed out our Destry Allart land but those days are over and I have to tell you it's not just the previous administration it's been many administration's in all fairness to President Obama it's been many many administration's they allowed it to happen they allowed our fraktur EES to close our workers really to go to not have jobs we created jobs for other places for other nations and we sacrificed so many 60,000 plants millions and millions of jobs were lost during I call them the stupid years but now we're back into the really smart years we had the smart years now with the really smart years they were the stupid years what they were doing was incredible NAFTA one of the world's worst trade deals ever I know a couple of others we've been involved in them too world trade organization that's a beauty you don't know as much about that but NAFTA was a disaster for this country and we're gonna be replacing that very soon hopefully with the u.s. MCA and that's gonna be something really really special it's gonna keep jobs one of the things I said to start off I don't want people leaving this country meaning companies I don't want to incentivize companies to leave fire their people build product sell the product over in our country no tax whatsoever so we end up with no jobs no factories no taxes no nothing it's not going to happen anymore and it can't happen under our new agreement and I've been talking about this subject for twenty years it's possibly one of the reasons I ran I used to look at Michigan with it lose their car companies one after another you lost so many companies in Wisconsin everybody lost run everybody lost companies they were losing companies left and right and we're not gonna have that anymore we have an incentive now to stay in this country we have an incentive to build and manufacture in this country and that's the way we want it that's the way it's going to be it's going to be America first after years of rebuilding foreign nations we are finally rebuilding our nation's it's as simple as that we've built other nations we focused on other people's borders we'd fight for other borders but we don't fight for our own border we have open borders and they had our military men protecting their borders figure that one out but it's all changing and it's changing very rapidly and we're doing really well right now Mexico has 21,000 troops on the border guarding our border our laws are so bad our military can't do a damn thing we have the greatest military in the world but between catch and release we catch him and we release him thank you we catch him take a little number come back in three four years these are the Democrats and they should change him Shawn they should change him so easily but they don't want to do it it's politics they want open borders I really think they want open borders even though four or five years ago they all wanted strong borders and they wanted walls and everything else that was when they were saying but they're no longer saying for years politicians let China take the crown jewels out of our country my administration has taken the toughest-ever stance to stop these incredible abuses as a candidate for president I also promised to replace the disaster known as NAFTA since NAFTA's adoption the United States was losing jobs and losing plants like nobody's ever lost before almost one in five Auto jobs were lost due to NAFTA and I think that's a wrong number I think it's worse than that but now we're demanding that you get as people working here and as companies and is a great great strength I want you to have strengths but I want you to have a level playing field because when you have a level playing field nobody can beat you you didn't have a level playing field you had a playing field that was like this and you had to go up hill that's why we're replacing NAFTA with the brand-new US Mexico Canada agreement the u.s. MCA will be the most modern cutting-edge trade agreement in history with the strongest protections for the American worker ever put in any trade agreement and that was the single most important thing to me the u.s. MCA will close the biggest loopholes that caused the mass exodus of manufactured in exodus of manufacturing under nafta by ratifying the u.s. MCA Mexico is now committed to be the toughest and have the toughest labor provisions the highest environmental standards and the most comprehensive enforcement provisions ever implemented in a trade agreement ever for years labor unions and lawmakers urged past administrations to secure these types of trade provisions they did absolutely nothing no administration did anything except lose jobs we were laughed at by the rest of the world we were patsies and I didn't blame China I didn't blame all of these countries Mexico Mexico they took 30% of our automobile business I don't know if you know that or not they have plants the likes of which you've never seen before they took 30% probably more than that of our automobile I don't blame them I don't blame anybody I blame our past leaders I blame the people in administrations that allowed this to happen it's not China's fault that we were stupid it's not China's fault that we allowed it to happen will is five hundred billion dollars a year it's now turning we're taking in billions and billions of dollars in tariffs I'm giving billions of dollars back to the farmers because they pinpointed the farmers they said we're not going to buy here we're not going to buy there because then Trump will stop doing to us what he's doing except the farmer said we don't care because he's right because for 15 years of farmers if you look 15 year it's been like this it's a one-way street and it was a Street downward but it's been incredible and I'll never forget I had a meeting Maryland with farmers a year ago and I told them what is gonna happen and I said you're gonna be the single biggest beneficiaries ultimately and I said we're gonna get you subsidies we're gonna get and farmers looked at me like all at one time I'd probably thirty in a big beautiful room the Cabinet Room at the White House beautiful for the cabinet but I one of the farmers in the Cabinet Room because I like the farmers and they said so we don't want subsidies I said what do you mean we don't want subsidies we want a level playing field I said how can you tell me nobody's ever said that everybody's coming in here looking for whatever they can get that we don't want subsidy it was to this day it's never happened before they didn't want that they just wanted a level playing field they said give us a level playing field and nobody can beat us at what we do I thought it was one of the most beautiful thing but in the meantime they were targeted by China I went to sonny Perdue and I said Sonny how much has China spent let's say in the in just about the biggest year he said sixteen billion dollars sir I say here's what I'm doing I'm giving our farmers 16 billion dollars out of the tariffs which frankly are much more than that I shouldn't say that because they'll ask for more but they aren't the tariffs are far more than that and a lot of companies are leaving China now because they want to go to a non-tariff country and some of those companies are coming here it's been incredible we're taking in billions and billions of dollars and I'm giving our farmers a chunk because they were targeted these are great American patriots and I'll tell you I didn't see anybody you know they go and they do these focus groups on television even on the the real fakers on television and what you think would be the farmers world know it's not like things are perfect but we're with our president but now things are pretty good because we are doing 16 billion and that was the most of China ever purchased and some of the farmers are really doing well I think they're really certain we're over the we're doing really well and in the meantime our government has billions of dollars of money pouring in and that money is paid for by China through reducing if you take a look what they're doing is they're playing around with their monetary policy to a level like nobody's ever seen before we're not paying and they're also pumping out cash into their system and China's paying our people are not paying now other countries it's a little bit different China's China but they're doing things in order to make sure that they keep those jobs in China but they're losing a lot of companies and some of those companies are coming here because we get it done we know how to get it done I know how to win we win Maryland knows how to win this company knows how to win the job you've done is incredible at this company that's why I'm glad I'm here the u.s. MCA is vital to the future of the American automobile industry under NAFTA foreign companies could manufacture thousands of their parts overseas ship them to Mexico and Canada for assembly and send their foreign made cars right into the United States textfree you knew about that mr. manager right tax free that doesn't work too well right wouldn't you say they should have ended that about 20 years ago with the u.s. MCA we have declared no more of that nonsense we're not letting it happen seventy-five percent of every automobile under the deal must be made in North America and we're requiring a large portion to be made by high wage labor which means American labor because you were competing against people that frankly were slightly they were getting slightly less money than you do am i trying to be nice when I say that does anybody object a here even they were getting slightly less like about twenty percent twenty percent of what you get the u.s. MCA is but it was unfair to our country it was unfair to our people it was unfair to our workers the u.s. MCA is estimated to create 76,000 brand-new American auto jobs and very quickly that means more cars more trucks and auto parts will be stamped with those beautiful words made in the USA remember we used to see that all the time made in the USA maybe we could start stamping here we'll start right here made in the USA people love it people love it I remember I used to see it all over made in the USA or made in America but maybe we should you know would take you about with your geniuses here they could have that stamped on parts at about two seconds right he's looking he said I wonder that's gonna cost us any money there not much that much it's all part of the whole deal but made in the USA the u.s. MCA is also a tremendous a tremendous victory for in particular farmers because we have had such support to help dairy farmers right here in Wisconsin the u.s. MCA stops unfair trade barriers from Canada people love Canada I love Canada but there were a few countries that took advantage of us more than Canada they were charging of us tariffs of two hundred and ninety seven percent they wanted to keep it under three hundred because it sounded better two hundred ninety seven percent nobody knew that the farmers know that they knew it very well because essentially what they're doing is they're saying you can't sell your product in Canada because the tariff was so high you couldn't say you couldn't sell it in Canada under our trade agreement we will see significant increases in exports of Wisconsin agriculture supporting jobs throughout the state it's going to have a tremendous impact on your agriculture and on your manufacturing once fully implemented the u.s. MCA will bring up to six hundred thousand jobs to our shores and it's probably going to be well over at one point two million jobs and here at Darko you'll be able to expand your commerce with Canadian customers and suppliers and they'll be buying your product now they have an incentive to buy your product before this deal they had no incentive whatsoever to buy product in the United States I want to personally thank Marilyn and Lockheed Martin for supporting this groundbreaking agreement what you've done is really great you've been who she has been you've been calling everybody I helped write I've heard you have you know the wake was left there calling can you get her off our back that's good that's what I want that's why I told Marilyn see if you can do it if you want to do it we need help from the Democrats to get it done because it's political season and I say it's a bipartisan let it be a bipartisan bill I don't want credit for it let it be a bipartisan bill the u.s. MCA for years members of Congress have demanded a replacement for NAFTA now they finally have the best replacement that they can ever even imagine the farmers can't believe it the manufacturers can't believe it even Maryland the unions can't believe it it's good for everybody so on behalf of our nation's loyal hard-working citizens of calling on Congress to pass us MCA and send it to my desk immediately for signature we shouldn't be playing around and every day that goes by it gets more and more political because we get closer and closer to the election and maybe it's harder it shouldn't be hard I mean the day before you should sign this the day before the election but view it is a bipartisan bill and it shows that Congress is doing something other than wasting time on the witch-hunt and the nonsense that they they work so hard at they work so hard if they worked 1/100 as hard on immigration it would be solved at about 15 minutes it's just a waste of time thank you to ensure that all citizens can thrive the modern economy as we know it and it's really gotten modern we also launched the pledge to America's workers I'm thrilled that Lockheed Martin is committed to providing apprenticeships and workforce development opportunities for 8,000 of our great citizens thank you my administration lives by a very crucial motto a motto that you would agree with 100% by American and hire American those other days are gone so as we restore our economy we're really restoring our standing in the world we're respected again America is respected again like it hasn't been respected in many many years we were left at we was scoffed at we were liked why shouldn't we be liked we were a patsy but we're respected again folks as you know better than anyone economic security is national security and here at d'arco one in every five employees is a veteran that's a great number and by the way Shawn stand up for a second so and I want to just say reciprocal trade right he's I put him in charge I said do me a favor when the country charges us a hundred percent we charge them a hundred percent when a country charges us twenty five we charge them twenty five when one charges us in some cases three hundred and forty percent we charge them three so something's gonna happen maybe they'll go down to zero or maybe we'll take it a lot of money but Shawn's in charge the reciprocal trade act of probably will say 2019 or 2020 Cola whatever you want it has to get done when that gets done nobody's gonna be taken advantage of this country any longer so I appreciated their reciprocal trade ad my favorite word reciprocal it's my favorite word reciprocal among those with us today is Teresa spray to Trent who began her career in the US Air Force and the Wisconsin Air National Guard where is she where is she come on up there in the military she supported legendary aircraft such as the u2 and the sr-71 blackbird for the past 21 years from right here in durka they like you by the way tourism they really like you you know you like them too well bad right Teresa's continue to keep our nation's aircraft flying I want to just thank you you're a very special person I said I want a couple of special people and we don't have too much time just give me one and they gave me you that's pretty good say a few words Thank You mr. president for this opportunity when I joined the Air Force after high school I never imagined where this journey would take me it has been amazing one of the many things that I enjoy about being a part of Dirk oh and Lockheed Martin is that I get to work alongside the most talented people in the aviation industry such as yourself as a veteran I'm incredibly proud to work for Lockheed Martin because I continue to support our men and women in uniform every day Thank You mr. president for your steadfast support of our military I would also like to thank miss Houston and my Lockheed Martin and Dirk Oh family most importantly I would like to thank my husband for taking this journey with me and for his service to our country as a military retiree great job thank you through it thank you very much good family nice beautiful thank you to ensure our service members have the tools they need we're rebuilding the US Armed Forces with 700 billion dollars last year and this year 716 billion dollars that's the highest ever and I must say the projected budget is probably in the neighborhood of you'll be happy about this Maryland 730 billion maybe 733 billion dollars but you know our armed forces were depleted they were just depleted they were tired they were exhausted the plains world the equipment was old even the uniforms world and there's no other more important job that a president has you know they say United States Supreme Court judges that's very important but I think even before that it's our military assistance so while I like to cut budgets and all of the folks up here and Ron would like to cut budgets we also have to have a strong military other words but just don't mean too much when you get right down to it so we don't have a picture so our commitment to our defense industrial bases creating jobs for Wisconsin workers in Milwaukee Oshkosh and all across this wonderful state from Wisconsin to Arizona Pennsylvania to California workers such as you are forging new tanks and ships and submarines and beautiful American aircraft to make our military the most powerful anywhere in the face of the earth our military now is new we have new planes we have new ships we have many ships being built many submarines being built submarines like nobody's ever seen before and other things men and women like you make this country run you make this country proud you make this country great you keep our lanes of commerce flowing our communities thriving and our great American flag flying high the magnificent red white and blue flies higher every day you're building our nation's unlimited future and you are doing it with American hands American hearts and with American steel our steel companies are coming back so strongly the dumping is slowing down and when they do dump they pay a very very heavy price it's called 25 percent right into the Treasury of the United States and our steel companies are coming back and they're coming back strong no one can beat the American worker and no one can match the might of loyal dedicated patriotic American citizens you credible people today and every day we will fight for our workers we will fight for your families we will fight for Wisconsin and we will fight with all of our soul for the glory

‘Experts’ Keep Insisting President Trump Is Doing It All Wrong on North Korea



Today on Declassified, ‘Experts’ Keep
Insisting That Trump Is Doing It All Wrong When it Comes to North Korea. This piece written by Epoch Times contributor
Brian Cates. Following his trip to Japan for the G20 Summit,
President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first U.S. President to ever set foot
inside North Korea. Now, how this event came about is a perfect
example of how Trump operates. After observing the president for a long time,
I’ve learned to take very little he says at face value. People who hang on his every word as if he
literally means everything he says will never understand what he’s doing. The events in Asia last week are just another
great example of this. Let us explain. First, Trump pretended the entire meeting
with Kim at the Korean DMZ was an impromptu thing he just threw out there on Twitter on
June 28. Then in a later tweet the following day, Trump
revealed his visit to the DMZ had actually been ‘long planned’: Of course, Kim Jong Un was there for Trump’s
visit to the DMZ, and his greeting Trump and inviting him to step into his country, if
only briefly, became the big news item of that week. Despite the amazing historic nature of this
meeting at the DMZ, and the fact that the stalled nuclear negotiations with North Korea
have now restarted, critics were very quick to downplay or even attack what the president
was accomplishing. One example is former Obama administration
official Roger Fisk appeared on The Hill’s “Rising With Krystal Ball” program where
he quickly decried Trump’s historic act as having ‘no substance.’ “Where is the progress other than the photo
ops in North Korea?” asked Roger Fisk, who served on President Barack Obama’s 2013
inaugural committee. “There’s no substance there,” he added. “Every other president … had preconditions
before they would even sit down with Kim Jong Un or his father or his father’s father.” The Joe Biden campaign put out a statement
attacking the President for “coddling dictators at the expense of national security,” while
fellow Democratic candidate for President Elizabeth Warren wrote on Twitter, “Our
President shouldn’t be squandering American influence on photo ops and exchanging love
letters with a ruthless dictator. Instead, we should be dealing with North Korea
through principled diplomacy that promotes US security, defends our allies, and upholds
human rights.” Hillary Clinton back in February chimed in
that any deal Trump managed to get with North Korea would be like ‘putting lipstick on
a pig.’ Well, it’s telling that the same people
who couldn’t seem to do anything to defuse the growing threat of nuclear war on the Korean
peninsula when Obama was in charge are wasting no opportunities to speak up and pontificate
that Trump is doing everything wrong when it comes to his diplomacy with North Korea. It’s hysterically funny that these are the
same people who: Were surprised at the rise of ISIS in Iraq
& Syria after pulling out U.S. troops and then dismissed the terror group as ‘the
JV team,’ only to watch it take over most of Iraq and then parts of Syria. Bungled Obama’s ‘red line’ on the use
of chemical weapons in Syria. Tried a dumb ‘Russian Reset’ by lifting
sanctions former President George W. Bush had imposed on Russia for its invasion of
Georgia, and then watched impotently as Putin annexed Crimea and invaded Ukraine. Desperately pursued a bad nuclear deal with
Iran that culminated with handing the world’s leading sponsor of international terrorism
billions of dollars to get them to sign it. Fumbled both the Libya invasion and then the
aftermath, revealing they had no real plan for what to do after dictator Gaddhafi was
taken out. Completely mishandled the Benghazi terror
attack on Sept. 11, 2012, then spent years lying about what happened. Endorsed the ‘Arab Spring’ and took a
direct role in ensuring the Muslim Brotherhood assumed control of Egypt. Got caught on an open mic telling the Russians
that there would be more ‘flexibility’ following the elections to deal with Russia’s
objection to a missile defense system. Were totally unable to halt Chinese aggressive
spying and tech theft. Do you really think anybody who watched their
ineptitude in action for eight long years eagerly waits to hear their foreign policy
hot-takes today? These so-called “experts” stumbled from
one foreign policy disaster into another but the mainstream media still hands them a megaphone
to shout their prescriptions for dealing with the current issues that the president is facing. President Trump got North Korea to make unprecedented
moves to start opening up its country and begin reconciliation with South Korea after
everyone else failed. How did he accomplish this? The president understood and acted on the
Asian concept of “face” in a way no previous president has. You cannot get anywhere with Asian people,
in Korea, China, or Japan, without understanding their concept of “face.” Face is the other person’s social standing
and is closely linked with a person’s sense of honor, which, if you wish to proceed in
any type of negotiation with them, you must guard as carefully as your own. Many Westerners fail to grasp this, since
they view negotiations from the standpoint of “I win, you lose.” Fisk has this all wrong. Previous administrations never got anywhere
with North Korea precisely because they were approaching the North Koreans as their inferiors,
demanding they come to the table as having a lesser rank than the other side across from
them. To the Asian mind, this kind of a setup is
unacceptable. It is both insulting and demeaning. Obama and his team either never understood
“face” or dismissed it, which goes a long way in explaining the results they got in
dealing with North Korea and China. Offering negotiations with preconditions is
saying “I’m in charge here, I am above you, you are inferior to me and you will have
to jump through my hoops even to get to the table to negotiate with me.” The difference with President Trump is that
he understood he had to find a way to negotiate with Kim, not as a boss berating an inferior,
but as an equal. He had to find a way to start the process
that allowed Kim to not only not lose face, but to gain face. Remember when all of a sudden back in 2018
it was revealed that then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo had made a secret trip to North Korea? Trump found a way to open up North Korea after
no one else could because he alone realized he had to find a way to reach out to Kim that
allowed him to save face. It’s still an open question if a deal will
ever get done, but what can’t be denied is that Trump’s methods have been far more
effective at getting the North Koreans to the table than anything that the “experts”
tried in the past. Thank you very much for joining me on this
episode of Declassified. I do trust you've enjoyed it. Be sure to leave your opinions below. What do you think about the president's negotiations
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