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THAT'S >>> YOU'RE LOOKING AT LIVE PICS OF THE NATIONAL MALL WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS ABOUT TO START SPEAKING. PART OF THE CONTROVERSIAL FOURTH OF JULY EVENT THAT WE HAVE TALKING ABOUT FOR DAYS IS CALLED SALUTE TO AMERICA. IT'S GOING TO INVOLVE FIREWORKS, A FLYOVER, MILITARY TANKS, ALL SORTS OF THINGS. THE WEATHER IS NOT PARTICULARITY GREAT. IT'S BEEN RAINING ON AND OFF THROUGHOUT THE DAY IN D.C. THIS HAS BEEN A HIGHLY CRITICIZED AND CONTROVERSIAL EVENT. WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO COST AT LEAST $2.5 MILLION IF NOT MORE. A LOT OF PEOPLE CONCERNED THAT MONEY WAS COMING FROM TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO THE NATIONAL PARK WHICH ARE SUPPOSED TO GO TO HELP IMPROVE THE NATIONAL PARK. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN D.C. ALSO WORRIED ABOUT THE IMPACTS THE TANKS AND MILITARY EQUIPMENT MIGHT HAVE ON THE ROAD THERE. THERE'S VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE. THERE WAS SOME CONCERN THAT WEATHER MIGHT DETER THE CROWDS. AS YOU CAN SEE, THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE ON THE NATIONAL MALL. THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES WERE SAYING THEY FELT LIKE TODAY WAS ABOUT COMMUNITY, THAT THEY WERE NOT THRILLED ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TODAY AND THEY WERE PAR PARTICIPATING IN SMALLER EVENTS. WE UNDERSTAND THE BLUE ANGELS FROM THE U.S. NAVY ARE GOING TO BE DOING A FLYOVER. YOU CAN SEE A BAND THERE AND HEAR THE MUSIC FAINTLY. THIS IS A FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION UNLIKE ANY OTHER. IT'S UNCOMMON FOR THE PRESIDENT TO BE ON THE NATIONAL MALL ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. THAT RAISED A LOT OF SECURITY CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD COST AND WHAT KIND OF SECURITY RISK IT WOULD POSE. IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE MANAGED TO PULL IT OFF THIS EVENING. WE WILL SEE IF THIS IS THE GREAT SHOW THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN PROMISING, INSPIRED BY THAT BASTILLE DAY EVENT HE SAW IN PARIS WHEN HE WAS WITH EMANUEL MACRON. HE LIKED THAT EUROPEAN UNION STYLE MILITARY PARADE AND SO DECIDED TO BRING ONE HERE RIGHT TO THE NATIONAL MALL. THE BAND SOUNDS LIKE THEY ARE KICKING UP A LITTLE BIT AND THE FLAGS ARE COMING IN SO IT APPEARS THE PRESIDENT MIGHT BE ABOUT TO MAKE HIS WAY TO THE PODIUM WHERE HE IS GOING TO ADDRESS THE NATION AS PART OF THIS EVENING'S CELEBRATION. WHY DON'T WE LISTEN IN. ♪♪ ♪ O SAY, CAN YOU SEE BY THE DAWN'S EARLY LIGHT ♪ ♪ WHAT SO PROUDLY WE HAILED AT THE TWILIGHT'S LAST GLEAMING? ♪ ♪ WHOSE BROAD STRIPES AND BRIGHT STARS THROUGH THE PERILOUS FIGHT ♪ ♪ O'ER THE RAMPARTS WE WATCHED WERE SO GALLANTLY STREAMING? ♪ ♪ AND THE ROCKETS' RED GLARE THE BOMBS BURSTING IN AIR ♪ ♪ GAVE PROOF THROUGH THE NIGHT THAT OUR FLAG WAS STILL THERE ♪ ♪ OH, SAY, DOES THAT STAR-SPANGLED BANNER YET WAVE ♪ ♪ O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE ♪ ♪ AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE? ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >> Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, DONALD J. TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY OF THE UNITED STATES, MELANIA TRUMP. ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >> USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! USA! >>> HELLO, AMERICA. HELLO. THE FIRST LADY AND I WISH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU A HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THIS TRULY HISTORIC FOURTH OF JULY. TODAY WE COME TOGETHER AS ONE NATION WITH THIS VERY SPECIAL SALUTE TO AMERICA. WE CELEBRATE OUR HISTORY, OUR PEOPLE AND THE HEROS WHO PROUDLY DEFEND OUR FLAG, THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE WITH US VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND HIS WONDERFUL WIFE KAREN. WE'RE ALSO JOINED BY MANY HARD WORKING MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ACTING SECRETARY OF DEFENSE MARK ESPER AND MANY OTHER MEMBERS OF MY CABINET AND ALSO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, GENERAL JOE DUNFORD. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. LIEUTENANT GENERAL DANIEL HAWKINSON OF THE NATIONAL GUARD AND DISTINGUISHED LEADERS REPRESENTING EACH BRANCH OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCED, THE ARMY, NAVY, COAST GUARD, MARINES, AIR FORCE AND VERY SOON THE SPACE FORCE. AS WE GATHER THIS EVENING IN THE JOY OF FREEDOM, WE REMEMBER THAT ALL SHARE A TRULY EXTRAORDINARY HERITAGE. TOGETHER WE ARE PART OF ONE OF THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD, THE STORY OF AMERICA. IT IS THE EPIC TALE OF A GREAT NATION WHOSE PEOPLE HAVE RISKED EVERYTHING FOR WHAT THEY KNOW IS RIGHT AND WHAT THEY KNOW IS TRUE. IT IS THE CHRONICLE OF BRAVE CITIZENS WHO NEVER GIVE UP ON THE DREAM OF A BETTER AND BRIGHTER FUTURE AND IT IS THE SAGA OF 13 SEPARATE COLONIES THAT UNITED TO FORM THE MOST JUST AND VIRTUOUS REPUBLIC EVER CONCEIVED. ON THIS DAY 243 YEARS AGO OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PLEDGED THEIR LIVES, THEIR FORTUNES AND THEIR SACRED HONOR TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE AND DEFEND OUR GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE THE WORDS THAT FOREVER CHANGED THE COURSE OF HUMANITARIAN, WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT, THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, THAT THEY ARE ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS, THAT AMONG THESE ARE LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. WITH A SINGLE SHEET OF PARCHMENT AND 56 SIGNATURES, AMERICA BEGAN THE GREATEST POLITICAL JOURNEY IN HUMAN HISTORY. ON THAT DAY, THE PATRIOTS WHO WOULD DETERMINE THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OF THE STRUGGLE WERE 100 MILES AWAY IN NEW YORK. THERE, THE CONTINENTAL ARMY PREPARED TO MAKE ITS STAND, COMMANDED BY THE BELOVED GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. AS THE DELEGATES DEBATED THE DECLARATION IN PHILADELPHIA, WASHINGTON'S ARMY WATCHED FROM MANHATTAN AS A MASSIVE BRITISH INVADING FLEET LOOMED DANGEROUSLY ACROSS NEW YORK HARBOR. THE BRITISH HAD COME TO CRUSH THE REVOLUTION IN ITS INFANCY. WASHINGTON'S MESSAGE TO HIS TROOPS LAID BARE THE STAKES. HE WROTE, "THE FATE OF UNBORN MILLIONS WILL NOW DEPEND UNDER GOD ON THE COURAGE AND CONDUCT OF THIS ARMY. WE HAVE THEREFORE TO RESOLVE TO CONQUER OR DIE. ." DAYS LATER, GENERAL WASHINGTON ORDERED THE DECLARATION READ ALLOWED TO THE TROOPS, THE ASSEMBLED SOLDIERED JUST JOINED AN EXCITED CROWD RUNNING DOWN BROADWAY. THEY TOPPLED THE STATUE OF KING GEORGE AND MELTED IT INTO BULLETS FOR BATTLE. THE FAR-AWAY KING WOULD SOON LEARN A TIMELESS LESSON ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THIS MAJESTIC LAND. AMERICANS LOVE OUR FREEDOM AND NO ONE WILL EVER TAKE IT AWAY FROM US. THAT SAME AMERICAN SPIRIT THAT EMBOLDENED OUR FOUNDERS HAS KEPT US STRONG THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY. TO THIS DAY, THAT SPIRIT RUNS THROUGH THE VEINS OF EVERY AMERICAN PATRIOT. IT LOVES ON IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU HERE TODAY. IT IS THE SPIRIT DARING AND DEFIANCE, EXCELLENCE AND ADVENTURE, COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE, LOYALTY AND LOVE THAT BUILT THIS COUNTRY INTO THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL NATION IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD AND OUR NATION IS STRONGER TODAY THAN IT EVER WAS BEFORE. IT IS ITS STRONGEST NOW. >> USA! USA! USA! >> THAT SAME RIGHTEOUS AMERICAN SPIRIT FORGED OUR GLORIOUS CONSTITUTION. THAT RUGGED AMERICAN CHARACTER LED THE LEGENDARY EXPLORERS LEWIS AND CHARACTER ON THEIR PERILOUS EXPEDITION ACROSS AN UNTAMED CONTINENT. IT DROVE OTHERS TO JOURNEY WEST AND STAKE OUT THEIR CLAIM ON THE WILD FRONTIER. DEVOTION TO OUR FOUNDING IDEALS LED AMERICAN PATRIOTS TO ABOLISH THE EVIL OF SLAVERY, SECURE CIVIL RIGHTS AND EXPAND THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO ALL AMERICANS. THIS IS THE NOBLE PURPOSE THAT INSPIRED ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO REDEDICATE OUR NATION TO A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM AND TO RESOLVE THAT WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A GOVERNMENT OF, BY AND FOR THE PEOPLE. OUR QUEST FOR GREATNESS UNLEASHED A CULTURE OF DISCOVERY THAT LED THOMAS EDISON TO IMAGINE HIS LIGHTBULB, ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL TO CREATE THE TELEPHONE, THE WRIGHT BROTHERS TO LOOK TO THE SKY AND SEE THE NEXT GREAT FRONTIER. FOR AMERICANS, NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. EXACTLY 50 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH, THE WORLD WATCHED IN AWE AS APOLLO 11 ASTRONAUTS LAUNCHED INTO SPACE WITH A WAKE OF FIRE AND NERVES OF STEEL AND PLANTED OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG ON THE FACE OF THE MOON. HALF A CENTURY LATER, WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE HER TONIGHT THE FAMED NASA FLIGHT DIRECTOR WHO LED MISSION CONTROL DURING THAT HISTORIC ENDEAVOR, THE RENOWNED GENE KRANTZ. GENE, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE BACK ON THE MOON VERY SOON AND SOMEDAY SOON WE WILL PLANT THE AMERICAN FLAG ON MARS. IT'S HAPPENING, GENE. IT'S HAPPENING. OUR NATION'S CREATIVITY AND GENIUS LIT UP THE LIGHTS OF BROADWAY. IT FILLED THE CONCERT HALLS AND AIR WAVES AROUND THE WORLD WITH THE SOUND OF JAZZ, OPERA, COUNTRY, ROCK 'N' ROLL AND RHYTHM AND BLUES. IT GAVE BIRTH TO THE MUSICAL, THE MOTION PICTURE, THE WESTERN, THE WORLD SERIES, THE SUPER BOWL, THE SKYSCRAPER, THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE, THE ASSEMBLY LINE AND THE MIGHTY AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE. IT LED OUR CITIZENS TO PUSH THE BOUNDS OF MEDICINE AND SCIENCE TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MILLIONS. HERE WITH US THIS EVENING IS DR. EMANUEL FRYRANK. WHEN HE BEGAN HIS WORK, 90% OF CHILDREN WITH LEUKEMIA DIED. THANKS LARGELY TO HIS BREAKTHROUGH TREATMENTS, CURRENTLY 90% OF THOSE WITH THE MOST COMMON CHILDHOOD LEUKEMIAS SURVIVE. DOCTOR, YOU ARE A GREAT AMERICAN HERO. THANK YOU. AMERICANS ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER. THAT LOVE AND UNITY HELD TOGETHER THE FIRST PILGRIMS. IT FORGED COMMUNITIES ON THE GREAT PLAINS. IT INSPIRED CLARA BARTON TO FOUND THE RED CROSS AND IT KEEPS OUR NATION THRIVING TODAY. HERE TONIGHT, FROM THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE IS TINA BELCHER. HER SELFLESS GENEROSITY OVER THREE DECADES HAS MADE HER KNOWN TO ALL AS MRS. ANGEL. EVERY TIME A HURRICANE STRIKES, MRS. ANGEL TURNS HER TINY KITCHEN INTO A DISASTER RELIEF CENTER. ON A SINGLE DAY AFTER HURRICANE MICHAEL, SHE GAVE 476 PEOPLE A WARM MEAL. MRS. ANGEL, YOUR BOUNDLESS HEART INSPIRES US ALL. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. FROM OUR EARLIER DAYS, AMERICANS OF FAITH HAVE UPLIFTED OUR NATION. THIS EVENING WE ARE JOINED BY SISTER DEIRDRE BURN. SISTER BURN IS A RETIRED ARMY SURGEON WHO SERVED FOR NEARLY 40 YEARS. ON SEPTEMBER 11th, 2001, THE SISTER RACED TO GROUND ZERO, THROUGH SMOKE AND DEBRIS SHE ADMINISTERED FIRST AID AND COMFORT TO ALL. SISTER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LIFETIME OF SERVICE. THANK OUR NATION HAS ALWAYS HONORED THE HEROS WHO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY, THE FIREFIGHTERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE, SHERIFFS, I.C.E., BORDER PATROL AND ALL OF THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. ON THIS JULY 4th, WE PAY SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO THE MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR OUR NATION. WE ARE DEEPLY MOVED TO BE IN THE PRESENCE THIS EVENING OF GOLD STAR FAMILIES WHOSE LOVED ONES MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN MADE EVER GREATER BY CITIZENS WHO RISKED IT ALL FOR EQUALITY AND FOR JUSTICE. 100 YEARS AGO THIS SUMMER, THE WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT LED CONGRESS TO PASS THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT GIVING WOMEN THE RIGHT TO VOTE. IN 1960, A THIRST FOR JUSTICE LED AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS TO SIT DOWN AT THE WOOLWORTH LUNCH COUNTER IN GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA. IT WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST CIVIL RIGHTS SIT-INS AND IT STARTED A MOVEMENT ALL ACROSS OUR NATION. CLARENCE HENDERSON WAS 18 YEARS OLD WHEN HE TOOK HIS PLACE IN HISTORY. ALMOST SIX DECADES LATER, HE IS HERE TONIGHT IN A SEAT OF HONOR. CLARENCE, THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS COUNTRY A MUCH BETTER PLACE FOR ALL AMERICANS. IN 1963 REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. STOOD HERE ON THESE VERY STEPS AND CALLED ON OUR NATION TO LIVE OUT THE TRUE MEANING OF ITS CREED AND LET FREEDOM RING FOR EVERY CITIZEN ALL ACROSS OUR LAND. AMERICA'S FEARLESS RESOLVE AS INSPIRED HEROS WHO DEFINED OUR NATIONAL CHARACTER FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN ADAMS, BETSY ROSS TO FREDERICK DOUGLAS, HARRIET TUBMAN, AMELIA ERHARDT, JACKIE ROBINSON AND OF COURSE JOHN GLENN. IT HAS WILLED OUR WARRIORS UP MOUNTAINS AND ACROSS MINE FIELDS. IT HAS LIBERATED CONTINENTS, SPLIT THE ATOM. HERE WITH US IS EARL MORSE. EARL FOUND THAT MANY WORLD WAR II VETERANS COULD NOT AFFORD TO VISIT THEIR MEMORIAL ON THE NATIONAL MALL. SO EARL BEGAN THE VERY FIRST HONOR FLIGHTS THAT HAVE NOW BROUGHT OVER 200,000 WORLD WAR II HEROS TO VISIT AMERICA'S MONUMENT. EARL, THANK YOU. WE SALUTE YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. OUR WARRIORS OF AMERICAN PATRIOTS WHO FOUGHT ALL THE WAY BACK FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. TODAY THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FREEDOM RESTS ON THE SHOULDERS OF MEN AND WOMEN WILLING TO DEFEND IT. WE ARE PROUDLY JOINED TONIGHT BY HEROS FROM EACH BRANCH OF THE U.S. ARMED FORCES INCLUDING THREE RECIPIENTS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR. THANK YOU. THEY AND THOUSANDS BEFORE US SERVED WITH IMMENSE DISTINCTION AND THEY LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THAT SERVICE. TO YOUNG AMERICANS ACROSS OUR COUNTRY, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO JOIN OUR MILITARY AND MAKE A TRULY GREAT STATEMENT IN LIFE. AND YOU SHOULD DO IT. WE WILL NOW BEGIN OUR CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES, HONOING EACH BRANCH. I INVITE ACTING SECRETARY, PLEASE MARK ESPER, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE AND CHAIRMAN DUNFORD, HEAD OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, PLEASE JOIN ME. IN AUGUST OF 1790 BY REQUEST OF GEORGE WASHINGTON AND ALEXANDER HAMILTON, CONGRESS ESTABLISHED A FLEET OF TEN SWIFT VESSELS TO DEFEND OUR SHORES. THEY WOULD FIGHT PIRATES, STOP SMUGGLERS AND SAFEGUARD OUR BORDERS. THEY ARE THE ANCESTORS OF OUR FAITHFUL COAST GUARD. WHEN OUR SHIPS WERE SEIZED IN 1812 IT WAS A REVENUE CUTTER, THE SWIFT SCHOONER THOMAS JEFFERSON THAT SWEPT IN TO CAPTURE THE FIRST BRITISH VESSEL OF THE WAR. IN 1897 WHEN 265 WHALERS WERE TRAPPED IN ICE AND THE ICE FIELDS OF ALASKA WERE CLOSING UP, COURAGEOUS OFFICERS TREKKED 1500 MILES THROUGH THE FROZEN FRONTIER TO RESCUE THOSE STARVING MEN FROM CERTAIN DEATH. IN 1942 THE COAST GUARD MANNED LANDING CRAFT FOR INVASIONS IN THE PACIFIC. WHEN THE ENEMY ATTACKED, FIRST CLASS DOUGLAS MONROE USED HIS OWN BOAT TO SHIELD HIS COMRADES FROM POUNDING GUNFIRE. MONROE GAVE HIS LIFE. HUNDREDS OF MARINES WERE SAVED. AS HE LAY DYING ON THE DECK, HIS FINAL QUESTION EMBODIED DEVOTION THAT SAILS WITH EVERY COAST GUARDSMAN. DID THEY GET OFF. ON D-DAY THE COAST GUARD'S FAMOUS MATCH BOX FLEET SERVED VALIANTLY THROUGH EVERY HOUR OF THE GREATEST AMPHIBIOUS INVASION OF THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. THE WATER BOILED WITH BULLETS LIKE A MUD PUDDLE IN A HAILSTORM BUT WE PUT OUR TROOPS ON UTAH AND OMAHA BEACHES. EVERY COAST GUARD IS TRUSTED TO PUT SERVICE BEFORE ALL, COASTIES PLUNGE FROM HELICOPTERS AND BARREL THROUGH POURING RAIN AND CRASHING WAVES TO SAVE AMERICAN LIVES. THEY SECURE OUR BORDERS FROM DRUG RUNNERS AND TERRORISTS, IN ROUGH SEAS, AT HIGH SPEEDS, THEIR SHARP SHOOTERS TAKE OUT SMUGGLERS' ENGINES WITH A SINGLE SHOT. THEY NEVER MISS. WHEN THE RED RACING STRIPES OF A COAST GUARD VESSEL BREAK THE HORIZON, WHEN THEIR CHOPPER BLADES PIERCE THE SKY, THOSE IN DISTRESS KNOW THAT THE HELP IS ON THEIR WAY AND OUR ENEMIES KNOW THEIR TIME HAS COME. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD. REPRESENTING THE COAST GUARD, YOU WILL SOON SEE AN 8860 HELICOPTER BASED AT CLEAR WATER. ALONG WITH THE DOLPHIN FROM AIR STATION ATLANTIC CITY AND AN AC 144 OCEAN SENTRY FROM AIR STATION MIAMI. ♪♪ ♪♪ >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO THE COAST GUARD. ON A COLD DECEMBER MORNING IN 1903, A MIRACLE OCCURRED OVER THE DUNES OF KITTY HAWK, NORTH CAROLINA. WHEN TWO BICYCLE MAKERS FROM OHIO DEFIED GRAVITY WITH A 12 HORSE POWER ENGINE, WINGS MADE OF COTTON AND JUST A FEW DOLLARS IN THEIR POCKETS. JUST SIX YEARS LATER, AMERICA WAS TRAINING THE FIRST PILOT TO TAKE THESE MAGNIFICENT MACHINES UP AND OVER THE FIELD OF BATTLE. IN WORLD WAR I, OUR FLY BOYS RUSHED THE SKIES OF EUROPE AND ACES LIKE EDDIE RICKENBACKER, WITH TALES OF DARING DUELS IN THE CLOUD. BILL WRITE MITCHELL SAW THIS TECHNOLOGY AND RISKED COURT-MARTIAL IN HIS QUEST FOR INDEPENDENT AIR FORCE. HE WAS PROVEN RIGHT WHEN EMPIRES ACROSS THE OCEAN STRIVED TO CARVE UP THE WORLD FOR THEMSELVES AND AMERICA STOOD IN THE WAY WE WOULDN'T LET IT HAPPEN. AFTER PEARL HARBOR, JAMES DOOLITTLE AND HIS BOMBERS FLEW OFF THE CARRIER DECK IN THE DEEP PACIFIC IN A DARING FEAT OF AMERICAN RESOLVE. AND AS PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT SAID, THE NAZIS BUILT THE FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT THEY FORGOT TO PUT A ROOF ON IT. SO WE CRUSHED THEM ALL FROM THE AIR. 177 LIBERATOR BOMBERS FLEW DANGEROUSLY LOW, THROUGH BROAD DAYLIGHT WITHOUT PROTECTION WITH THE NAZI WAR MACHINE. MORE THAN 300 AIRMEN GAVE THEIR LIVES TO DESTROY THE ENEMY OIL REFINERIES AND THEY WERE AWARDED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR FOR THE ACTIONS IN THE SINGLE RAID. IT WAS AIRMAN CHUCK YEAGER WHO FIRST BROKE THE SOUND BARRIER. IT WAS BUZZ ALDRIN WHO CREATED THEIR SABRE JETS FOR ROCKETS TO THE STARS. AND IT IS OUR INCREDIBLE AIRMAN TODAY WHO WIELDS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPONS SYSTEMS ON THE PLANET EARTH. NONE HAS MANAGED TO KILL A SINGLE AMERICAN SOLDIER BECAUSE THE SKIES BELONG TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. NO ENEMY HAS ATTACKED OUR PEOPLE WITHOUT BEING MET BY THE ROAR OF THUNDER AND THE AWESOME MIGHT OF THOSE WHO BID FAREWELL TO EARTH AND SOARED INTO THE WILD BLUE YONDER. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE. REPRESENTING THE AIR FORCE YOU WILL SOON SEE, BEAUTIFUL, BRAND NEW F-22 RAPTORS FROM LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE IN VIRGINIA. AND ONE MAGNIFICENT B-2 STEALTH BOMBER FROM MISSOURI. ♪♪ >> WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY. IN OCTOBER 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS ORDERED THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO SWIFT SAILING VESSELS. EACH CARRYING TEN CANNONS AND 80 MEN TO SAIL EASTWARD. OUR YOUNG FLEET TESTED THEIR SEA LEGS AGAINST THE MOST POWERFUL NAVY THE WORLD HAS EVER SCENE. JOHN PAUL JONES, AMERICA'S FIRST GREAT NAVAL HERO SAID, I WISH TO HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH ANY SHIP THAT DOES NOT SAIL FAST. FOR I INTEND TO GO IN HARM'S WAY. HE GOT HIS WISH MANY TIMES WHEN HIS SHIP WAS SHOT INTO PIECES OFF THE COAST OF ENGLAND BY A BRITISH VESSEL AND HER FOUR DOZEN GUNS. WHEN DEMANDED TO SURRENDER, JONES FAMOUSLY DECLARED, I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT. WHEN OUR NAVY BEGINS FIGHTING, THEY FINISH THE JOB. THE WAR OF 1812, CAPTAIN JAMES LAWRENCE FELL WITH HIS BROTHERS ON THE USS CHESAPEAKE. HIS DYING COMMAND GAINED IMMORTALITY. DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP. IN THE BATTLE OF MOBILE BAY, ADMIRAL DAVID FARRAGUT LASHED HIMSELF TO THE RIGGING OF THE FLAGSHIP TO SEE BEYOND CRYING, DAMN THE TORPEDOS, FULL SPEED AHEAD IN WORLD WAR II, IT WAS AVIATORS' LAUNCH FROM THE CARRIER ENTERPRISE. YORKTOWN, WHO FILLED THE SKIES OF MIDWAY AND TURNED THE TIDE OF THE PACIFIC WAR. NOBODY COULD BEAT US. NOBODY COULD COME CLOSE. ON D-DAY, THE ENGINEERS CAME ASHORE TO DESTROY BLOCKADES AND BARRIERS, MAKING WAYS FOR THE INVASIONS. MANY LOST THEIR LIVES BUT THEY TOOK GERMAN DEFENSES WITH THEM AND OUR MAIN CRUSH UPON THE BEACHES LIKE A MIGHTY STORM. FROM THE NAVAL DEMOLITION UNIT OF WORLD WAR II, AROSE FORCE THAT BECAME FAMOUS IN THE DELTA. THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE OUR FORCE AGAIN. THE VERY BEST OF THE VERY BEST. THE NAVY S.E.A.L.s. THEY DELIVERED VENGEANCE ON THE TERRORISTS WHO PLANNED THE SEPTEMBER 11 ATTACKS ON OUR HOMELAND. IT WAS THE S.E.A.L.s WHO STAND READY TO BRING RIGHTEOUS RETRIBUTION AND MOUNTAIN JUNG HE WILL, DESERT, TO THOSE WHO DO US HARM. AMERICA'S SAILORS ARE NOT BORN. THEY ARE FORGED BY THE SEA. THEIR TRADITIONS ARE RICH WITH THE SALT AND BLOOD OF THREE CENTURIES. WHEN OLD GLORY CRESTS THE WAVES OF FOREIGN SHORES, EVERY FRIEND AND EVERY FOE KNOWS THAT JUSTICE SAILS THOSE WATERS. IT SAILS WITH THE UNITED STATES NAVY. REPRESENTING OUR GREAT NAVY TODAY WILL BE TWO F-18 SUPER HORNETS FROM OCEANA AND VIRGINIA ALONG WITH TWO F-35 LIGHTNING FROM NAVAL AIR STATION LEMOORE IN CALIFORNIA. ♪♪ >> SO GREAT. IN NOVEMBER OF 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS GRADED TWO BATTALIONS OF A NEW KIND OF WARRIOR. ONE WHO WOULD PROTECT OUR SHIPS AND SAILORS AND BE AT HOLE, BOTH ASHORE AND IN THE MAST WITH MUSKET IN HAND. THEIR VERSATILITY WAS PROVEN IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE WHEN 234 CONTINENTAL MARINES CONDUCTED THEIR FIRST AMPHIBIOUS RAID. CAPTURING THE BRITISH SUPPLY OF GUN POWDER AND CANNONS. EVER SINCE MARINES HAVE FOUGHT IN EVERY AMERICAN WAR. THEIR LEGEND HAS GROWN AND GROWN AND GROWN WITH EACH PASSING YEAR. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO WON AMERICA'S FIRST OVERSEAS BATTLE, VANQUISHING THE BARBARRE PIRATES ON THE SHORES OF TRIPOLI. THEY WERE SHIELDED FROM THE PIRATES, EARNED THEM IMMORTAL NAME, LEATHER NECK. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO AFTER TWO LONG DAYS OF BATTLE, MARCHED THROUGH THE HALLS OF MONTEZUMA. IT WAS THE MARINES WHO TOOK HEAVY CASUALTIES TO KICK THE KAISER'S TROOPS OUT IN WORLD WAR I, EARNING THE TITLE, DEVIL DOGS. AND IT WAS MARINES WHO RAISED THE FLAG ON THE BLACK SANDS OF IWO JIMA. FROM THE RESERVOIR, FROM HELMOND TO BAGHDAD, MARINES HAVE STRUCK FEAR INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR ENEMIES AND PUT SOLACE INTO THE HEARTS OF OUR FRIENDS. MARINES ALWAYS LEAD THE WAY. AFTER THE 1993 MARINES BOMBING IN BEIRUT WHICH CLAIMED THE LIVES OF 241 GREAT U.S. SERVICEMEN, THE MARINE SERGEANT LAY IN BANDAGES, SO BADLY WOUNDED, BARELY ALIVE. WHEN THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS CAME TO VISIT THE HOSPITAL, SERGEANT NASH HAD TO FEEL FOR THE GENERAL. HE WANTED TO FEEL HIS FOUR STARS. HE COULD NOT SEE AND HE COULD NOT SPEAK. HE SIGNALS FOR PEN AND PAPER. WITH SHAKING HANDS HE WROTE TWO WORDS. SEMPER FI. THAT MOTTO, ALWAYS FAITHFUL, BURNS IN THE SOUL OF EVERY MARINE. A SACRED PROMISE THE CORE HAS KEPT SINCE THE BIRTH OF OUR COUNTRY. THEY ARE THE ELITE MASTERS OF AIR AND LAND AND SEA ON BATTLEFIELDS ALL ACROSS THE GLOBE. THEY ARE THE UNITED STATES MARINES. REPRESENTING THE MARINE CORPS TODAY WILL BE A BRAND NEW V-8, SOON TO BE SERVING MARINE 1. ALONG WITH THE 22 FROM QUANTICO, THE NIGHT HAWKS. ♪♪ ♪♪ >> IN JUNE OF 1775, THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS CREATED A UNIFIED ARMY OUT OF THE REVOLUTIONARY FORCES AROUND BOSTON AND NEW YORK AND NAMED AFTER THE GREAT GEORGE WASHINGTON, COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. THE CONTINENTAL ARMY SUFFERED A BITTER WINTER OF VALLEY FORGE, FOUND GLORY ACROSS THE WATERS OF THE DELAWARE AND SEIZED VICTORY FROM CORNWALL. IT MANNED THE RAMPART. IT TOOK OVER THE AIRPORT. IT DID EVERYTHING IT HAD TO DO AND AT FT. McHENRY UNDER THE ROCKET'S RED GLARE, IT HAD NOTHING BUT VICTORY. WHEN DAWN CAME, THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER WAVED DEFIANT. AND GETTYSBURG, OUR SOLDIERS GAVE THE LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION FOR THE TRUE UNITY OF OUR NATION AND THE FREEDOM OF ALL AMERICANS. IN WORLD WAR I, AN ARMY SERGEANT FACED AN INFERNO OF FIRE AND REFUSED TO RETREAT. HE SAID I WON'T LEAVE. I WON'T STOP. HE SHOT HIS RIFLE 18 TIMES, KILLING 18 OF THE ENEMY. WHEN THEY FIXED THE BAYONETS, HE KILLED 18 MORE. BECAUSE OF ONE MAN, ALVIN YORK, A GENERATION LATER, THE ARMY RETURNED TO EUROPE AND EMBARKED UPON A GREAT CRUSADE WITH KNIVES AND RIFLES IN HAND. THE RANGERS SCALED THE CLIFFS OF NORMANDY. THE 101st AIRBORNE LEAPT INTO DANGER FROM ABOVE, ILLUMINATED ONLY BY ENEMY FLARES, EXPLOSIONS AND BURNING AIRCRAFT. THEY THREW BACK THE NASTY EMPIRE WITH LIGHTNING OF THEIR OWN FROM THE TURRETS OF SHERMAN TANK AND THE M-1 RIFLE. IN THE DARKNESS OF THE BATTLE OF THE BULK, WITH NAZIS ON EVERY SIDE, ONE SOLDIER IS REPORTED TO HAVE SAID, THEY'VE GOT US SURROUNDED AGAIN, THE POOR BASTARDS. THE NUMBER AMERICAN WARRIORS FOUGHT THROUGH BUNKERS OF PORK CHOP HILL AND HELD THE LINE OF CIVILIZATION IN KOREA. IN THE HE WILL FASTBALL GRASS OF VIETNAM. THE FIRST MADE THE STAND AGAINST A FOREST CONSUMED IN FLAME WITH ENEMIES AT EVERY TURN. HAVE THE AMERICA BROUGHT THE RIGHTEOUS FURY DOWN TO AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AND CLEARED THE BLOOD THIRSTY KILLERS FROM THEIR CAVE. THEY LIBERATED MOSUL AND HELPED OBLITERATED THE ISIS CAL FATE RECENTLY IN SYRIA. 100% GONE. THE SOLDIERS HAVE ALWAYS POINTED TOWARD HOME CLAIMING, THEY LIVE BY THE CREED OF DOUGLAS MacARTHUR, IN WAR THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VICTORY. THEY ARE THE GREATEST SOLDIERS ON EARTH. ♪♪ NEARLY 250 YEARS AGO, A VOLUNTEER ARMY OF FARMERS AND SHOP KEEPERS, BLACKSMITHS, MERCHANTS AND MILITIAMEN RISKED LIFE AND LIMB TO SECURE AMERICAN LIBERTY AND SELF-GOVERNMENT. THIS EVENING WE HAVE WITNESSED THE NOBLE MIGHT OF THE WARRIORS WHO CONTINUE THAT LEGACY. THEY GUARD OUR BIRTH RIGHT WITH VIGILANCE AND FIERCE DEVOTION TO THE FLAG AND TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY. NOW WE MUST GO FORWARD AS A NATION WITH THAT SAME UNITY OF PURPOSE. AS LONG AS WE STAY TRUE, AS LONG AS WE REMEMBER OUR GREAT HISTORY, AS LONG AS WE NEVER, EVER STOP FIGHTING FOR A BETTER FUTURE, THEN THERE WILL BE NOTHING THAT AMERICA CANNOT DO. >> THANK YOU. WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE PEOPLE WHO DEFEATED, TOOK TO THE SKIES, AND SOARED INTO THE HEAVENS. BECAUSE WE WILL NEVER FORGET THAT WE ARE AMERICANS AND THE FUTURE BELONGS TO US. THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE, THE STRONG, THE PROUD AND THE FREE. WE ARE ONE PEOPLE, CHASING ONE DREAM, AND ONE MAGNIFICENT DESTINY. WE ALL SHARE THE SAME HEROES, THE SAME HOME, THE SAME HEART, AND WE ARE ALL MADE BY THE SAME ALMIGHTY GOD. FROM THE BANKS OF THE CHESAPEAKE TO THE CLIFFS OF CALIFORNIA, FROM THE HUMMING SHORES OF THE GREAT LAKES TO THE SAND DUNES OF THE CAROLINAS, FROM THE FIELDS OF THE HEARTLAND TO THE EVERGLADES OF FLORIDA, THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE WILL NEVER FADE, NEVER FAIL, BUT WILL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER. TO EVERY CITIZEN THROUGHOUT OUR LAND, HAVE A GLORIOUS INDEPENDENCE DAY. HAVE A GREAT FOURTH OF JULY. I WANT TO THANK THE ARMY BAND, THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE, THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT, THE INCREDIBLE PILOTS OVERHEAD, AND THOSE WHO ARE MAKING POSSIBLE THE AMAZING FIREWORKS DISPLAY LATER THIS EVENING. NOW AS THE BAND PLAYS, THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC, I INVITE THE FIRST LADY, VICE PRESIDENT AND MRS. PENCE, THE SERVICE SECRETARIES AND MILITARY LEADERS TO JOIN ME ON STAGE FOR ONE MORE SALUTE TO AMERICA BY THE FAMOUS, INCREDIBLE, TALENTED BLUE ANGELS. GOD BLESS YOU. GOD BLESS THE MILITARY. AND GOD BLESS AMERICA. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY. [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] ♪ ♪ MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY OF THE COMING OF THE LORD ♪ ♪ HE IS TRAMPLING OUT THE VINTAGE WHERE THE GRAPES OF WRATH ARE STORED ♪ ♪ HE HATH LOOSED THE FATEFUL LIGHTNING OF HIS TERRIBLE SWIFT SWORD ♪ ♪ HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ I HAVE SEEN HIM IN THE WATCH FIRES OF 100 CIRCLING CAMPS ♪ ♪ THEY HAVE BUILDED HIM AN ALTAR IN THE EVENING DEWS AND DAMPS ♪ ♪ I CAN READ HIS RIGHTEOUS SENTENCE BY THE DIM AND FLARING LAMPS HIS DAY IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪ ♪ IN THE BEAUTY OF THE LILIES CHRIST WAS BORN ACROSS THE SEA ♪ ♪ WITH THE GLORY IN HIS BOSOM THAT TRANSFIGURED YOU AND ME ♪ ♪ AS HE DIED TO MAKE MEN WHOLE ♪ ♪ LET US LIVE TO MAKE MEN FREE ♪ OUR GOD IS MARCHING ON ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪♪ ♪ GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH GLORY GLORY HALLELUJAH HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪ THE FLAG STILL STANDS FOR FREEDOM AND THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY NIGHT? I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE ♪ ♪ AND I WON'T FORGET THE ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN'T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ACROSS THE PLAINS OF TEXAS FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA ♪ ♪ HOUSTON AND NEW YORK TO L.A. ♪ ♪ WITH PRIDE IN EVERY AMERICAN HEART IT'S TIME WE STAND AND SAY ♪ ♪ AND I'M PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE ♪ ♪ AND I WON'T FORGET THE ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ BECAUSE THERE AIN'T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪ ♪ AND I'M GLAD TO BE AN AMERICAN WHERE AT LEAST I KNOW I'M FREE AND I WON'T FORGET ONES WHO DIED WHO GAVE THAT RIGHT TO ME ♪ ♪ AND I GLADLY STAND UP NEXT TO YOU AND DEFEND HER STILL TODAY ♪ ♪ THERE AIN'T NO DOUBT I LOVE THIS LAND ♪ ♪ GOD BLESS THE USA ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ >> PRESIDENT TRUMP JUST DELIVERED HIS SPEECH DURING THE FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION ON THE NATIONAL MALL. YOU CAN SEE THEM RAMPING UP HERE. MONICA IS THERE IN D.C. WHERE THINGS JUST GOT FINISHED. MONICA, HOW ARE YOU DOING OVER THERE? WE CAN SEE, IT IS A PRETTY RAINY EVENING BUT INCREDIBLE NONETHELESS. >> HEY, GUYS, THAT'S RIGHT. THE RAIN IS STILL FALLING. PRESIDENT TRUMP CONCLUDING HIS REMARKS ON STAGE. THERE WAS A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT WHETHER THE WEATHER WOULD HOLD UP AND WHETHER IT WOULD GO OFF WITHOUT A HITCH AND INDEED IT DID STARTING WITH AIR FORCE ONE WHICH ACTUALLY FLEW A LOT LOWER THAN YOU WOULD NORMALLY SEE. THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY HAVE JUST LEFT THE STAGE WHERE THEY'LL BE HEADING BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE. AGAIN, A LITTLE RAIN DIDN'T SEEM TO BOTHER THE PRESIDENT. HE HAD TO STAND BEHIND SOME BULLET PROOF GLASS WHICH IS CUSTOMARY AT EVENTS LIKE THIS. ESPECIALLY OUT IN THE PUBLIC. SO THE SHOT THAT MOST PEOPLE SAW AT HOME HAD A LOT OF WATER ON IT AND SPOKE TO THE THUNDERSTORMS OF THE AREA. BUT THE EVENT ITSELF WENT AS EXPECTED. THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED SOME EXCERPTS AHEAD OF TIME AND THIS IS VERY MUCH STUCK TO THE TELEPROMPTER. IT WAS A BIG QUESTION MARK GOING INTO TONIGHT. THE PRESIDENT'S CRITICS SAY THAT THE ENTIRE EVENT WAS VERY POLITICAL. BY THE DESIGN OF THIS. ARMORED TENTS AND VEHICLES ALONG THE NATIONAL MALL. IN REALITY, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT. THE PRESIDENT DID STICK TO THE SCRIPT SO THAT WAS A SURPRISE HERE. IN A FEW HOURS, THE FIREWORKS ARE SCHEDULED TO GET UNDERWAY. IT MAY NOT BE AS SPECTACULAR BUT I CAN TELL YOU THE MILITARY FLYOVER FROM THE NATIONAL MALL WAS A SIGHT TO SEE AND THE PRESIDENT SEEMED VERY PLEASED. >> TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THE VIBE THERE. YOU'RE SEEING THE PRESIDENT AND THE PEOPLE BEHIND HIM. COULD YOU DESCRIBE THE CROWDS THAT YOU SAW? DID YOU SEE THE PEOPLE PROTESTING? WAS THERE ANYONE UNHAPPY WITH IT? WHAT WAS THE VIBE PARTICULARLY AS THE PLANES WERE GOING OVER. A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT I TALKED ON THERE EARLIER TODAY WERE TRUMP SUPPORTERS. IT HAD A VIBE ARE W THE CAMPAIGN RALLY AND PEOPLE SAID, THE PRESIDENT ASKED US TO BE HERE. WE BELIEVE IN HIS MESSAGE TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY AND WE WANT TO SEE WHAT HE HAS TO SAY. AND AS THE DAY PROGRESSED, IT WAS A SIMILAR MESSAGE. THEY SAID I HOME HE DOESN'T GET POLITICAL AND I HOPE HE DOES STICK TO TALKING ABOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY AND WHAT IT MEANS, IN TERMS OF PATRIOTIC TERMS. SOME PEOPLE GOT TICKETS FROM THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE AND THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND THERE WAS A LITTLE CONTROVERSY. THEY HAD ACCESS TO A SPECIAL SECTION. THE TICKETS WERE FREE AND THAT HAPPENS WITH WHITE HOUSE EVENTS WHEN YOU THINK OF CHRISTMAS EVENTS OR FALL COLORS. THOSE FOLKS CERTAINLY HAD THE BEST VIEW OF THE PRESIDENT AND EVERYTHING AT THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL. THOUSANDS OF OTHERS BEHIND NEAR THE REFLECTING POOL, THEY WATCHED EVERYTHING ON A MONITOR AND WE'LL SEE WHETHER THEY ENJOYED THAT OR WHETHER IT WAS A MIXED REVIEW EXPERIENCE SINCE IT WAS RAINING SO HARD. BUT AS WE FLASH BACKWARD, THE PRESIDENT SO FIXATED ON CROWD SIZE, WE'LL SEE WHAT HE MAKES OF THE EVENT ALL DAY. HE DID TALK ABOUT THE RAIN ALL DAY AND HOPE PEOPLE WOULD COME DESPITE THE WEATHER AND IT SEEMS THAT WAS THE CASE. WE'LL SEE WHAT THEY ACTUALLY THOUGHT ABOUT HIS REMARKS AND THE EVENT ONCE WE FINISH HERE. >> THANKS SO MUCH. IT DID LOOK LIKE THERE WERE BIG CROWDS THERE AND THAT THE RAIN DID NOT DETER THEM. THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH US THROUGHOUT THE RAIN.

Democrats Turn To Cultural Issues For Iowa Win | MTP Daily | MSNBC



welcome back in the last two decades culture debates have United Republicans arguably more than even policy or the economy but in this upcoming election and maybe Democrats who can use a hot-button cultural issue to unite their base recently I spoke with Kay Henderson she's the news director of radio Iowa and she had a very interesting answer to my question of what Iowa Democrats are thinking about this election cycle one of the things I've noticed that's different from past cycles among Democrats is that they're very animated about the Supreme Court obviously we've covered Republicans for decades and they have been very concerned about turning the court into a conservative direction but when you go to events where candidates are asked answering questions from the crowd they will be asked about the Supreme Court of course you've seen candidates come out with different ideas about how to address this expanding the number justices on the Supreme Court maybe proposing you know a retirement age for Court justices no longer having a lifetime appointment so I find that really fascinating it it also sort of explains some of the things that I've been hearing from Women Voters in late May when the law was signed in Alabama I was at a Bullock event there were two women sitting in the back of the room and they were talking to one another in a very animated way so I walked up to them and I said what are you guys talking about they were talking about Alabama and one of them said to me and I quote here no more old white men that's it that is really roiling through the electorate here hello youtubers if you're watching this it means you've checked out our channel so thank you now do me a favor subscribe by clicking on that button down there click on any of the videos to watch the latest interviews and highlights from MTV daily and MSNBC you get more meet the press content every morning and the first read newsletter if you're tired of content that you don't know anything about where it came from you don't have to have that problem with us NBC News MSNBC MTP and the Meet the Press mind set right here for you on YouTube subscribe now

Watch President Donald Trump’s Full July 4th ‘Salute To America’ Military Event | NBC News



[Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] hello America hello the first lady and I wish each and every one of you a happy Independence Day on this truly historic 4th of July today we come together as one nation with this very special salute to America we celebrate our history our people and the heroes who proudly defend our flag the brave men and women of the United States military we are pleased to have with us vice president Mike Pence and his wonderful wife Karen we're also joined by many hard-working members of Congress acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and many other members of my cabinet and also the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joe Dunford thank you thank you thank you Lieutenant General Daniel Hawkinson of the National Guard and distinguished leaders representing each branch of the United States Armed Forces the Army Navy Air Force Coast Guard Marines and very soon the space force as we gather this evening in the joy of freedom we remember that all share a truly extraordinary heritage together we are part of one of the greatest stories ever told the story of America it is the epic tale of a great nation whose people have risked everything for what they know is right and what they know is true it is the chronicle of brave citizens who never give up on the dream of a better and brighter future and it is the saga of thirteen separate colonies that United to form the most just and virtuous Republic ever conceived on this day two hundred and forty three years ago our founding fathers pledged their lives their fortunes of their sacred honor to declare independence and defend our god-given rights Thomas Jefferson wrote the words that forever changed the course of humanity we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness with a single sheet of parchment and 56 signatures America began the greatest political journey in human history but on that day the Patriots who would determine the ultimate success of the struggle were a hundred miles away in New York there the Continental Army prepared to make its stand commanded by the beloved General George Washington as the delegates debated the declaration in Philadelphia Washington's army watched from Manhattan as a massive British invading fleet loomed dangerously across New York Harbor the British had come to crush the revolution in its infancy Washington's message to his troops laid bare the stakes he wrote the fate of unborn millions will now depend under God on the courage and conduct of this army we have therefore to resolve to conquer or die days later General Washington ordered the declaration read aloud to the troops the assembled soldiers just joined an excited crowd running down Broadway they toppled the statue of King George and melted it into bullets for battle the faraway King would soon learn a timeless lesson about the people of this majestic land Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us that same American spirit that emboldened our founders has kept us strong throughout our history to this day that spirit runs through the veins of every American patriot it lives on and each and every one of you here today it is the spirit daring and defiance excellence and adventure courage and confidence loyalty and love that built this country into the most exceptional nation in the history of the world and our nation is stronger today than it ever was before it is its strongest now [Applause] that same righteous American spirit forged our glorious Constitution that rugged American character led the legendary explorers Lewis and Clark on their perilous expedition across an untamed continent it drove others to journey west and stake out their claim on the wild frontier devotion to our founding ideals let American patriots to abolish the evil of slavery secure civil rights and expand the blessings of liberty to all Americans this is the noble purpose that inspired Abraham Lincoln to rededicate our nation to a new birth of freedom and to resolve that we will always have a government of By and For the People our quest for greatness unleashed a culture of discovery that led Thomas Edison to imagine his lightbulb Alexander Graham Bell to create the telephone the Wright brothers to look to the sky and see the next great frontier for Americans nothing is impossible exactly fifty years ago this month the world watched in all as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel and planted our great American flag on the face of the moon half a century later we are thrilled to have here tonight the famed NASA flight director who led Mission Control during that historic endeavor the renowned Gene Kranz [Applause] Gina I want you to know that we're going to be back in the moon very soon and someday soon we will plant the American flag on Mars happening Gina is happening our nation's creativity and genius lit up the lights of Broadway and the sound stages of Hollywood it filled the concert halls and airwaves around the world with the sound of jazz opera country rock and roll and rhythm and blues it gave birth to the musical the motion picture the Western the World Series the Super Bowl the skyscraper the suspension bridge the assembly line and the mighty American automobile it led our citizens to push the bounds of medicine and science to save the lives of millions here with us this evening is dr. Manuel Frye ranked when Emanuel began his work 99 percent of children with leukemia died thanks largely to dr. fryer Reich's breakthrough treatments currently 90 percent of those with the most common childhood leukemias survive dr. you are a great American hero thank you [Applause] Americans always take care of each other that love and unity held together the first pilgrims it forged communities on the Great Plains it inspired Clara Barton to found the Red Cross and it keeps our nation thriving today here tonight from the Florida Panhandle is Tina Belcher her selfless generosity over three decades has made her known to all as mrs. angel every time a hurricane strikes mrs. angel turns her tiny kitchen into a disaster relief center on a single day after Hurricane Michael she gave 476 people a warm meal mrs. angel your boundless heart inspires us all thank you thank you very much from our earliest days Americans of faith have uplifted our nation this evening we're joined by sister Deirdre Bern sister Bern is a retired Army surgeon who served for nearly 30 years on September 11th 2001 the sister raced to ground zero through smoke and debris she administered first aid and comfort to all today sister Bern runs a medical clinic serving the poor in our nation's capital sister thank you for your lifetime of service thank you our nation has always honored the heroes who serve our communities the firefighters first responders police sheriff's ice Border Patrol and all of the brave men and women of law enforcement on this July for we pay special tribute to the military servicemembers who laid down their lives for our nation we are deeply moved to be in the presence this evening of gold star families whose loved ones made the supreme sacrifice thank you [Applause] thank you very much throughout our history our country has been made ever greater by citizens who risked it all for equality and for justice 100 years ago this summer the women's suffrage movement led Congress to pass the constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote in 1960 a thirst for justice led african-american students to sit down at the Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro North Carolina it was one of the very first civil rights sit-ins and it started a movement all across our nation Florence Henderson was 18 years old when he took his place in history almost six decades later he is here tonight in a seat of Honor Clarence thank you for making this country a much better place for all America in 1963 Reverend Martin Luther King jr. stood here on these very steps and called on our nation to live out the true meaning of its Creed and let freedom ring for every citizen all across our land America's fearless resolve has inspired heroes who defined our national character from George Washington John Adams and Betsy Ross to Douglas you know Frederick Douglass the great Frederick Douglass Harriet Tubman Amelia Earhart Douglas MacArthur Dwight Eisenhower Jackie Robinson and of course John Glenn it is willed our warriors up mountains and across minefields it has liberated continents split the atom and brought tyrants and empires to their knees here with us this evening his Earl Morse after retiring from the Air Force Earl worked at a VA hospital in Ohio Earl found that many World War two veterans could not afford to visit their memorial on the National Mall so Earl began the very first honor flights that have now brought over two hundred thousand World War two heroes to visit America's Monument thank you we salute you thank you [Applause] thank you our warriors from a hallowed roll-call of American patriots running all the way back to the first souls who fought in one American independence today just as it did 243 years ago the future of American freedom rests on the shoulders of men and women willing to defend it we are proudly joined tonight by heroes from each branch of the US armed forces including three recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor thank you [Applause] the house before us served with immense distinction and they loved every minute of that service to young Americans across our country now is your chance to join our military and make a truly great statement in life and you should do it we will now begin our celebration of the United States Armed Forces honoring each branch is unique culture rich history service song and distinct legacy I invite acting secretary please mark espera secretary of defense and chairman Dunford head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff please join me in August of 1790 by request of George Washington and Alexander Hamilton Congress established a fleet of ten Swift vessels to defend our shores these revenue cutters would fight pirates stop smugglers and safeguard our borders they are the ancestors of our faithful Coast Guard when our ships were seized in sailors kidnapped by foreign powers in 1812 it was a Revenue Cutter the Swift schooner Thomas Jefferson that swept in to capture the first British vessel of the war in 1897 when 265 whalers were trapped in ice and the ice fields of Alaska were closing up courageous officers trekked 1,500 miles through the frozen frontier to rescue those starving men from certain death in 1942 the Coast Guard manned landing craft for invasions in the Pacific when the enemy attacked US Marines from the shores of Guadalcanal Coast Guard single man first class Douglas Munro used his own boat to shield his comrades from pounding gunfire Munro gave His life hundreds of Marines were saved as he lay dying on the deck his final question embodied devotion that sails with every coastguardsman did they get off on d-day the Coast Guard's famous matchbox fleet sir valiantly through every hour of the greatest amphibious invasion in the history of our country one Coxon said the water boiled with bullets like a mud puddle in hailstorm but still the Coast Guard brave death to put our boys on Utah and Omaha Beach's every Coast Guardsman is trusted to put service before all coasties plunge from helicopters and barrel through pouring rain and crashing waves to save American lives they secure our borders from drug runners and terrorists in rough seas at high speeds their sharpshooters take out smugglers engines with a single shot they never miss when the red racing stripes of a coast guard vessel break the horizon when their chopper blades pierced the sky those in distress know that the help is on their way and our enemies know their time has come these guardians of our waters stand semper paratus they are always ready they are the United States Coast Guard representing the Coast Guard today you will soon see an hh-60 jayhawk helicopter based at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater along with an H 865 dolphin from Air Station Atlantic City and an H C 144 ocean sentry from Air Station Miami [Applause] [Applause] thank you thank you to the Coast Guard on a cold December morning in 1903 a miracle occurred over the dunes of Kitty Hawk North Carolina when two bicycle makers from Ohio defied gravity with a 12 horsepower engine wings made of cotton and just a few dollars in their pockets just six years later America was training its first pilots to take these magnificent machines up and over the field of battle in World War one our fly boys rushed the skies of Europe and aces like Eddie Rickenbacker filled hearts and headlines with tales of daring duels and the clouds general Billy Mitchell saw the promise of this technology and risked court-martial and his quest for an independent air force he was proven right when empires across the oceans tried to carve up the world for themselves and America stood in the way we wouldn't let it happen after Pearl Harbor Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle and his Raiders flew b-25 bombers off a carrier deck in the deep Pacific in a daring feat of American resolve and as President Roosevelt said the Nazis built the fortress around Europe but they forgot to put a roof on it so we crushed them all from the air 177 Liberator bombers flew dangerously low through broad daylight without fighter protection to cripple the Nazi war machine at Ploiesti more than 300 Airmen gave their lives to destroy the enemy oil refiners and five pilots were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their actions in that single raid it was airman Chuck Yeager who first broke the sound barrier it was Airmen like Gus Chris and Buzz Aldrin who traded their Sabre jets for rockets to the Stars and it is our incredible airmen today who wield the most powerful weapon systems on the planet earth for over 65 years no enemy Air Force has managed to kill a single American soldier because the skies belong to the United States of America no enemy has attacked our people without being met by a roar of thunder and the awesome might of those who bid farewell to earth and soar into the wild blue yonder they are the united states air force representing the air force you will soon see beautiful brand-new f-22 Raptors from Langley Air Force Base in Virginia and one magnificent b-2 stealth bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] [Applause] what a great country in October of 1775 the Continental Congress ordered the construction of two Swift sailing vessels each carrying ten cannons and 80 men to sail eastward our young fleet tested their sea legs against the most powerful Navy the world has ever seen John Paul Jones America's first great naval hero said I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast for I intend to go in harm's way he got his wish many times when his ship was shot into pieces off the coast of England by a British vessel and her four dozen guns when demanded to surrender Jones very famously declared I have not yet begun to fight when our Navy begins fighting they finish the job the war of 1812 Captain James Lawrence fell with his brothers on the USS Chesapeake his dying command gained immortality don't give up the ship in the Battle of Mobile Bay Admiral David Farragut lashed himself to the rigging of his flagship to see beyond the cannon-smoke crying damn the torpedoes full speed ahead in World War two it was aviators launched from the carrier Enterprise Hornet Yorktown who filled the skies of Midway and turned the tide of the Pacific War nobody could beat us nobody could come close on d-day çb engineers came ashore to destroy blockades and barriers making way for the invasion many lost their lives but they took the German defenses with them and our main crushed upon the beaches like a mighty storm from the naval demolition units of World War two arose a force that became famous in that mekong delta they don't want to see our force again the very best of the very best the Navy SEALs to deliberate vengeance on the terrorists who planned the September 11th attack on our homeland it was the CEOs who stand ready to bring righteous retribution in mountain jungle desert to those who do us harm America's sellers are not born they are forged by the sea their traditions are rich with the salt and blood of three centuries when Old Glory crests the waves of for insurance every friend and every foe knows that justice sails those waters it sails with the United States Navy representing our great Navy today will be two f-18 Super Hornets from Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia along with two f-35 Lightning from Naval Air Station Lemoore in California so great in November of 1775 the Continental Congress created two battalions of a new kind of warrior one who kept and would protect our ships and sailors and be at home both ashore and the mast with musket in hand their versatility was proven in the War of Independence when 234 Continental Marines conducted their first amphibious ray capturing the British supply of gunpowder and cannons at Fort Nassau ever since Marines have fought in every American war their legend has grown and grown and grown with each passing year it was the Marines who won America's first overseas battle vanquishing Barbary pirates on the shores of Tripoli their high stiff collar which shielded them from the pirate sword earned them the immortal name Leatherneck it was the Marines who after two long days of battle marched through the halls of Montezuma it was the Marines who took heavy casualties to kick the kaisers troops out of Bella wood in World War one earning the title devil dogs and it was the Marines who raised the flag on the black sands of Iwo Jima from the Chosun reservoir to Khe Sanh from Helmand to Baghdad Marines have struck fear into the hearts of our enemies and put solace into the hearts of our friends Marines always lead the way after the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut which claimed the lives of 241 great US servicemen Marine Sergeant Jeff Doreen Ashton lay in bandages so badly wounded barely alive when the Commandant of the Marine Corps came to visit his hospital sergeant Nash tan had to feel for the generals collar he wanted to feel his four stars he could not see and he could not speak he signaled for pen and paper and with shaking hand he wrote two words Semper Fi that motto semper fidelis always faithful burns in the soul of every marine a sacred promise the Corps has kept since the birth of our country they are the elite masters of air and land and sea on battlefields all across the globe they are the United States Marines representing the Marine Corps today will be a brand new vh 92 soon to serve as marine 1 along with two v-22 Ospreys from the famed HM x1 helicopter squadron at Quantico the night Hawks [Applause] [Applause] in June of 1775 the Continental Congress created a unified army out of the revolutionary forces encamped around Boston and New York and named after the great George Washington commander-in-chief the Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge found glory across the waters of the Delaware and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown our army man the air it Rand the ramparts it took over the airports it did everything it had to do and at Fort McHenry under the Rockets red glare it had nothing but victory and when Dawn came their star-spangled banner waved defiant Antietam and Gettysburg our soldiers gave the last full measure of devotion for the true unity of our nation and the freedom of all Americans in the trenches of World War one an Army sergeant named Alvin York faced an inferno of M&B fire and refused to retreat he said I won't leave I won't stop he shot his rifle 18 times killing 18 of the enemy when they fixed bayonets and charged he killed seven more the entire German machine gun battalion surrendered because of one man Alvin York a generation later the army returned to Europe and embarked upon a great crusade with knives and rifles in hand the Rangers scale the cliffs of Normandy the 101st airborne leptin to the danger from above illuminated only by enemy flares explosions and burning aircraft they threw back the Nazi Empire with lightening of their own from the turrets of Sherman tanks and the barrels of the m1 rifle in the darkness of the Battle of the Bulge with Nazis on every side one soldier is reported to have said they've got to surround it again the poor bastards outnumbered American warriors fought through the bunkers of pork chop hill and held the line of civilization in Korea in the elephant grass of Vietnam the first cavalry made it stand amid a forest consumed inflamed with enemies at every single turn the army brought America's righteous fury down to al-qaeda in Afghanistan and cleared the bloodthirsty killers from their caves they liberated Fallujah and Mosul and helped liberate and obliterator is caliphate just recently in Syria 100% guys our soldiers have always pointed toward home proclaiming this will defend they live by the Creed of Douglas MacArthur in war there is no substitute for victory they are the greatest soldiers on earth [Applause] [Applause] nearly 250 years ago a volunteer army or farmers and 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President Donald Trump Telegraphs Planned ICE Raids Of Immigrant Families | Deadline | MSNBC



there's nothing to be secret about Isis law enforcement they're great Patriots they have a tough job nothing to be secret about if the word gets out it gets out because hundreds of people know about the major operation so if the word gets out it gets out it starts on Sunday and they're going to take people out and they're going to bring them back to their countries or they're going to take criminals out put them in prison or put them in prison in the countries they came from we're focused on criminals as much as we can huh really if you've been to Clint in the span of 24 hours we went from a nice spokesman refusing to confirm raids against undocumented migrants this weekend at a concern for agent safety to Donald Trump they're announcing those raids willy-nilly on the White House South Lawn you might remember Trump revealed the last planned roundup by tweeting about it which according to the New York Times quote blindsided ice agents whose safety officials feared would be compromised as a result sound familiar Trump undermining and exposing his own officers that combined with a well-documented history of cruel policies directed at undocumented immigrants and their families is certainly making a target-rich environment for Democrats hoping to replace him just take Carla Harris speaking to Rachel Maddow he has failed to perform on every level by which we shouldn't measure a president of the United States not to mention failed as a commander-in-chief and so he's gonna create as he often does this distraction I agree with you and do these raids which is is a crime against humanity and I believe in the way that he is coming about this and the way he has been handling the issue conversation the Rev al Sharpton host of politics nation here on MSNBC and president of the National Action Network I loved the way she's talking about this they are crimes against humanity they're also I don't support the raids I'm happy if they don't happen but for the agents that have to carry them out who have to follow the chain of command he's endangering their lives as well well he's them first of all even a leak these are the South Lawn yeah and it amazes me how now we define redefine word raid is the idea of a range is no one knows that you're coming and then when you look at the cities he's outlined they are very clearly cities that have been that the mayors of Democrats and their cities that he lost the vote if you're really that concerned about the issue he raises then why aren't you going at some of your friends cities and why are you telling those mayors that they ought to be rating so this is very calculated and it's certainly what senator Harris said is that he is it is not only a crime against humanity it is clearly him trying to use a distraction to play this base I'm going in but he's going in to democratic cities he's not challenging Republican mayor's and we suspect that they're looking for a certain profile of immigrant because as we've discussed on this show before the when you look at those that have come across the border that were mostly suspected of terrorist ties or possible terrorism it was a Canadian border at the time well comedians I mean who we looking for president Trump well and I talked to former counter-terror officials time this was in the news and they said that there were no known terrorists who ever crossed the us-mexico border you even know better than me it's a fallacy doesn't happen drug dealers yes Middle Eastern terrorists know if you want to plan tactically a law enforcement operation across the country that gets someone hurt this is how you would do it you would specifically name the cities you're gonna hit the categories of people you're looking for which are the overstays right who have paper on them and then you would say it's going to happen on Sunday and and so there's two extremes one the raids will result in the sound of crickets and no one's there because they're gone if they if they've heard about it and the other extreme and boy I hope I'm wrong is somebody gets hurt you have barricaded subjects or armed subjects and now you have to force entry and where are you forcing entry into churches shelters refuge centers where's that going on this is not how you plan a law-enforcement operation it's so remarkable this idea that nothing is sacred I mean traditionally law enforcement communities law enforcement officials and their families and their communities have been open to normal Republican messages to end up even against the interest and the safety of law enforcement it's just a remarkable feat yeah I think one thing we have to remember Nicole about Donald Trump is he's not governing right this is a political campaign for him this is political survival for him he's thinking about his own reelection he is a desperate man which I've said many times before in your show and that's all he's doing he doesn't care about anybody else except himself and his that's that small shrinking base he is communicating with them every time any time he's on the South Lawn or on Twitter he is telling them I am fighting for you I got you I'm taking care of the others you don't have to worry and so that's what he does he doesn't even care about the agents right as we just mentioned he doesn't care about them he cares about himself in this reelection and that's what he's doing it's not governing it's running a political campaign and he doing right right there on the South Lawn and the real victims here the real story here is migrant and immigrant families living in in most instances if they're expired papers living in communities lots of them have children born here in this country and the plan this has been telegraphed by the Trump administration in news outlets is to tear these families apart to incarcerate them and to deport some or all of them right witnessing any of this you're not missing any of that and I don't think we should be surprised that he's cold blooded in calculating about that because this is the same administration that decided a zero tolerance tolerance policy was pot was proper that decided to separate children from their parents that decided it doesn't matter whether or not people have a place to sleep Bay their proper food while they're being processed or incarcerated trapped Donald Trump cares about the atmospherics of policy he cares about the stage show he doesn't care about the impact on the lives of the people who work for him or the lives of the people the policies affected he's happy to launch an air raid into Iran and call it back even if that puts our military at risk he's happy to pretend he's going to put a citizenship question of the census and go back and forth about it not because he cares about the policy but he didn't want to come off as a loser and now per what Frank was just saying he's prepared to broadcast broadcast a raid in advance so he can look macho and decisive even though he's putting the lives of and the safety of his own agents at risk and putting small children and families in harm well don't forget this week there was an arrest raid a real raid in Philadelphia of a cargo ship bring in 1.3 billion dollars worth of cocaine not one word by this president not one tweet no mention on the the lawn today about 1.3 billion dollars that gone to the streets of Philadelphia why isn't he talking about that why are we looking at cargo ships these were not Mexicans coming across the border this cargo ship owned by JP Morgan Chase who has no involvement in it some sure but these are real threats that we have to deal with in the community can you imagine if that cocaine I hit the streets in Philly but that would have been too much like I tell my friends are coming in in ports my last question for you Frank is how long until he sort of breaks the code and breaks the back of law enforcement he has their silence not because of him but because of them and the way they do their job within the ranks of Border Patrol you are already seeing the human toll right you're seeing people saying I can't take this anymore the kids are getting to me I'm not paid for this I'm not trained for this and the more he puts them at that kind of risk and watch what happens and plays out Sunday Sunday night Monday in the following week as they're dragging children out of barricades situations or churches or sanctuaries he's going to begin to break any alliance that he has with lawn for hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

President Donald Trump: Ocasio-Cortez 'Is Being Very Disrespectful' To Nancy Pelosi | MSNBC



well I think Cortez who kept Amazon out of New York and they don't like her for that thousands and thousands of jobs I think Cortez is being very disrespectful to somebody that's been there a long time I deal with Nancy Pelosi a lot and we go back and forth and it's fine but I think that a group of people it's being very disrespectful to her and you know what I don't think that Nancy can let that go on a group of people that came Friday know where they came from I'm looking at this Omar from Minnesota and if one half of the things they're saying about her are true she shouldn't even be in office 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 is it disgrace hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on youtube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

President Donald Trump Backs Down On Getting Citizenship Question On Census | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC



she's joining me now to weigh in an all-star cast David Drucker senior political correspondent for the Washington Examiner Victoria DeFrancesco professor at the University of Texas and an MSNBC contributor my dear friend Peter Wayne a former speechwriter for President Bush who also served in both the Reagan and George HW Bush administration's and the author of the death of politics how to heal our frayed Republic after Trump and Basil's Michael is in the building Democratic strategist and former director of the New York state Democratic Party daveed to you first we know it was a concession but the president is certainly not treating it that way it's as if he fumbled the ball and then spiked it so help us understand how all of what happened yesterday will be read by the American people well look I think this is one of those issues that is going to break down according to how you see the president if you see him as somebody who's fighting and never backs down you're gonna look at his pivot on this and say look he's still gonna try and collect this information he was thwarted by enemies and that's not his fault and if you don't like what the president was doing if you think that he was threatening a constitutional crisis by potentially going around the courts then you're sort of spiking the ball the other way to borrow the analogy and you're saying yourself the guy is all talk he's a blowhard he lost and now he's trying to spin it and I think with President Trump Stephanie the one thing we've learned is there's no gray area people either like him or they don't like him and that seems to color their opinion of how they see what he does that doesn't mean there's not a factual basis from which to look at this it just means that he inspires deep heartfelt opinions one way or the other for most Americans and I think that's why we've seen a very stark divide and also why we've seen his approval ratings generally stay within the range that they are which is anywhere from the high 30s when he's doing not so well and up to the mid 40s when he's doing a lot better which these days he seems to be in a decent place at least based on where he's been throughout the course of his presidency so he wins the spin but two facts matter Peter based on what David is saying it doesn't sound like any of this moves the needle the Washington Post points out that the executive order the president calling this a new proposal isn't one it's what the Census Bureau told the administration months and months ago so what's your take on how all this played out well I think that's right it's not going to move the needle because in the Trump era that needle doesn't move much it at all there's been an amazing amount of stability as David was saying for the for the trump presidency so want to add one element to this to pull back a little bit and put this in context if you read Justice Roberts a majority opinion it wasn't that he said that the president didn't have a right to put there's a question on what he argued is that the Trump administration why in their explanation for it and that in a way is is emblematic of this entire administration which is it is an administration that's built on and rests and perpetrates lie after lie after lie it's just a fundamentally dishonest administration and that's the reason that they got tripped tripped up to here here and it's a good news in this sense as well which is the Supreme Court spoke and Donald Trump didn't challenge it and that has happened before so a lot of times he's bluster he Huff's and he puffs but he backs down and he's done this on this issue and he's done it on others as well the border wall and a lot of others that's actually good because it means our institutions are strong enough to check him Victoria what struck you about the way this ended the president did get our attention and get all of those national news cameras on him and not at the border looking at children in detention centers Stephanie what stood out most to me yesterday was what was unspoken which is the Voting Rights Act because for 18 months this whole charade has been about we need to include the citizenship question in order to properly enforce the Voting Rights Act but nothing of that was said so I've been a little bit more pessimistic this morning in terms of the count and in terms of immigrant rights because I think the damage has been done so the citizenship question is not going to be on the actual census but within the community the immigrant community the minority community there is this pervasive fear of if I answer this question maybe they'll come after me so I think we're still going to see the sizable undercount and put this in the context of what's likely to happen this weekend we see that there's likely to be large-scale ice raids across the country so there's already this pervasive fear it kicked off in January 2017 with all of the executive orders it leads up to today so I think the end result is a severe undercount so I think it was a lose-lose quite frankly for the Republican administration and for the census count more generally Basile what's your take was the president successful in his ongoing agenda to deter and strike fear in those immigrant communities I absolutely agree with what was just said in my community Upper Manhattan with large immigrant population there have been Flyers up for weeks telling residents about their rights if ice comes to their door so there there has been a lot of activity at mobilization around this I think the citizens citizenship question certainly adds to that and it's and the president's motives are clear to make these districts older and wider that's the kind of legislature legislature in these states that he wants to see that's the kind of legislature he's trying to build in Congress and I wonder if there was another motive as well if evangelicals and Republicans who went to him and said look we got you elected in part to put certain types of judges in these seats and he did that and by trying to push this census question he's actually going against the Supreme Court and some of his supporters are saying well look we want you to put certain types of judges in these chairs you can't then go against them because we need them to be there we need their credibility to be in place so I wonder if some of the some of these folks didn't go to him and say look you can't do this because it undermines all of our efforts I wouldn't be surprised that that's part of this equation and to be honest this question has come up since the war of 1812 presidents have been trying to put this question on the census so I don't think it actually stops here all right if we're talking judges David we must talk about Attorney General Bill Barr so many scratching their heads today he blamed of all people the media for the confusion surrounding this is executive order I want to share what he said some in the media have been suggesting in the hysterical mode of the day that the administration has been planning to add the citizenship question to the census by executive Fiat without regard to contrary court orders or what the Supreme Court might say this has been based on rank speculation and nothing more rank speculation and nothing more on Monday of this week in an interview with The Associated Press that man right there William Barr said that in the coming days the Trump administration will quote take action he believes will allow the government to add the controversial census question so what in the world is Bill Barr talking about blaming speculation and hysterical media those were his words on Monday right well look we're a convenient punching bag because a lot of people especially among president Trump supporters don't trust this one bit and that's fine leave us believe him don't believe your line up believe your lyin eyes or something like that look Stephanie it's it's very easy when you get caught in a pickle on the right or the left and this happens actually quite a bit on both sides these days just in different ways to blame the media for getting it wrong saying it wrong or just flat-out making things up and this is not only a way to deflect some of the obviously internal struggles the administration has had in terms of trying to figure out what to do about this but it's also a way to tell voters that matter in 2020 and just about every action taken right now needs to be seen in that context at least in part that it's not really the president who's the problem here it's the people making stuff up about the president and it's also for Bill Barr who has figured out a way to gain Trump's trust a way to continue that because the way you do that is to shield the president let him know very publicly right next to him that he's great and everybody else is the problem it's simplistic but that how it works and that's if you want the trust and the belief and what you're doing by the president if you want him to let you act then you make sure you sort of keep him in the loop that way and so I think it was nothing more than that in bar knows it's very effective at doing that and and you know quite frankly nobody's going to cry when the media is getting beat up and so it's easy out nobody crying but facts are facts somebody who is not in the predator who the president is not currently a fan of is Paul Ryan Peter in an excerpt from Tim Oberg Alberta's new book released in The Washington Post this week he details some criticisms none other than Republican Paul Ryan had about President Trump Ryan telling him this 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 well no surprise President Trump did not like this hitting Paul Ryan in a series of late-night tweets calling Ryan a lame duck failure with poor leadership what's your take here Peter well I think what Paul Ryan is saying is in a state secret this he's giving voice to to what everybody virtually knows I do I know Paul and he's a friend of mine I do wish that Paul actually had said this while they would speaker the house and had resigned in principle I'm having made that argument I understand what he was trying to do which is work behind the scenes to keep Donald Trump from making worse mistakes than than he otherwise made but but just trashing the president now make up for that I don't think so I don't think so I mean I'm fine it's giving to telling what really happened is better late than ever but you know my critique of the Republican Party which is in real-time there haven't been enough Republicans who have stood up to the president and I think that's done tremendous damage to the country I think it's done damage to to the party and doing it after the fact is is not ideal but probably the biggest picture here that we have to keep in mind is that you know eighty-five percent people in Congress who deal with Donald Trump would essentially say the same thing I think relations privately privately they should say it publicly but they but it they will say it privately and what it means is that you have a man who is president who was emotionally and psychologically and in terms of his intellect not fit to be to be president but but he is and and that's what we're dealing with well if you say one thing publicly and another thing privately what does it say about you hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on youtube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

President Donald Trump Cracks Under Pressure, Bails On Acosta | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC



>>> TRUMP HIT WITH A BIG LOSS >>> TRUMP HIT WITH A BIG LOSS TODAY SURRENDERING TO PRESSURE TODAY SURRENDERING TO PRESSURE TO OUST HIS LABOR SECRETARY OVER TO OUST HIS LABOR SECRETARY OVER TREATMENT OF JEFF EPSTEIN. TREATMENT OF JEFF EPSTEIN. SECRETARY AN COSTAS STRIPING TO SECRETARY AN COSTAS STRIPING TO DEFEND HIMSELF WEDNESDAY. DEFEND HIMSELF WEDNESDAY. BY FRIDAY MORNING HE’S TOAST. BY FRIDAY MORNING HE’S TOAST. HIS TEAM SAID THIS WEEK THERE HIS TEAM SAID THIS WEEK THERE WAS "ZERO CHANCE HE FIRES ACOSTA WAS "ZERO CHANCE HE FIRES ACOSTA RIGHT AWAY." RIGHT AWAY." IT TURNS OUT ZERO CHANCE MORE IT TURNS OUT ZERO CHANCE MORE LIKE 100% CHANCE. LIKE 100% CHANCE. THIS LOSS COMES A DAY AFTER THIS LOSS COMES A DAY AFTER TRUMP DEFEATED ON THE COURT TRUMP DEFEATED ON THE COURT BATTLE OVER THE CENSUS FOLLOWING BATTLE OVER THE CENSUS FOLLOWING MONTHS OF BLUSTER WHERE HE MONTHS OF BLUSTER WHERE HE CLAIMED HE WOULDN’T REMINDER. CLAIMED HE WOULDN’T REMINDER. A REMINDER OF ONE PRINCIPLE FROM A REMINDER OF ONE PRINCIPLE FROM OUR COLLEAGUE RACHEL MADDOW. OUR COLLEAGUE RACHEL MADDOW. >> DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY >> DON’T LISTEN TO WHAT THEY SAY THEY’RE GOING TO DO. THEY’RE GOING TO DO. LOOK WHAT THEY’RE DOING. LOOK WHAT THEY’RE DOING. DON’T WATCH WHAT THEY SAY. DON’T WATCH WHAT THEY SAY. WATCH WHAT THEY DO. WATCH WHAT THEY DO. WE’VE TAKEN IT AS A GENERAL WE’VE TAKEN IT AS A GENERAL MANTRA TO WATCH WHAT THEY DO, MANTRA TO WATCH WHAT THEY DO, NOT WHAT THEY SAY. NOT WHAT THEY SAY. WATCH WHAT THEY DO. WATCH WHAT THEY DO. >> WATCH WHAT THEY DO. >> WATCH WHAT THEY DO. THIS CAME IN PART IN RESPONSE TO THIS CAME IN PART IN RESPONSE TO INTREPID REPORTING BY "MIAMI INTREPID REPORTING BY "MIAMI HERALD" JOURNALIST WHO WHO HERALD" JOURNALIST WHO WHO EXPOSED THE DEPth OF THE SCANDAL EXPOSED THE DEPth OF THE SCANDAL PLUS PROMINENT DEMOCRATS WHO PLUS PROMINENT DEMOCRATS WHO PRESS AND DEMAND ACOSTA’S PRESS AND DEMAND ACOSTA’S OUSTING. OUSTING. I’M JOINED BY NEERA TANDEN WHO I’M JOINED BY NEERA TANDEN WHO WORKED FOR OBAMA AND CLINTON. WORKED FOR OBAMA AND CLINTON. GREAT TO SEE YOU. GREAT TO SEE YOU. >> GREAT TO SEE YOU. >> GREAT TO SEE YOU. >> HOW DO YOU VIEW THIS AS A >> HOW DO YOU VIEW THIS AS A STORY OF IGING MOST OF WHAT THE STORY OF IGING MOST OF WHAT THE PROWSE SAYS AND LOOKING AT FACTS PROWSE SAYS AND LOOKING AT FACTS AS THEY PILED UP? AS THEY PILED UP? >> I THINK THREE YEARS INTO THIS >> I THINK THREE YEARS INTO THIS OR 2 1/2 YEARS INTO THIS, MOST OR 2 1/2 YEARS INTO THIS, MOST OF US RECOGNIZE THAT WHATEVER OF US RECOGNIZE THAT WHATEVER THE WHITE HOUSE BACKGROUND HAS THE WHITE HOUSE BACKGROUND HAS 10%, 20%, 30% CHANCE OF BEING 10%, 20%, 30% CHANCE OF BEING TRUE A DAY, TWO DAYS, THREE DAYS TRUE A DAY, TWO DAYS, THREE DAYS OR SOMETIMES A FEW MONTHS LATER. OR SOMETIMES A FEW MONTHS LATER. SO I THINK THE QUESTION IS SO I THINK THE QUESTION IS REALLY WHY IS THERE ANY REALLY WHY IS THERE ANY CREDIBILITY GIVEN TO WHITE HOUSE CREDIBILITY GIVEN TO WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS, WHITE HOUSE STATEMENTS, WHITE HOUSE BACKGROUND. BACKGROUND. WHITE HOUSE YOU KNOW, SENIOR WHITE HOUSE YOU KNOW, SENIOR AIDE SAYS WHEN IT’S SO OFTEN AIDE SAYS WHEN IT’S SO OFTEN PROVEN TO BE FALSE AS ACOSTA SAW PROVEN TO BE FALSE AS ACOSTA SAW HIMSELF THIS MORNING. HIMSELF THIS MORNING. >> DO YOU VIEW AS A STUDENT OF >> DO YOU VIEW AS A STUDENT OF WASHINGTON WHO HAS BEEN IN THESE WASHINGTON WHO HAS BEEN IN THESE HIGH PRO PHI POSITIONS AND MOST HIGH PRO PHI POSITIONS AND MOST PEOPLE HAVE NOT, DO YOU VIEW PEOPLE HAVE NOT, DO YOU VIEW THIS AS SOMETHING THAT WOULD THIS AS SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT THAT HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT THAT "MIAMI HERALD" REPORTING THAT I "MIAMI HERALD" REPORTING THAT I MENTIONED? MENTIONED? >> OH, ABSOLUTELY NOT. >> OH, ABSOLUTELY NOT. OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF OF COURSE, DONALD TRUMP HIMSELF IF ANYTHING HAS SHOWN A BLIND IF ANYTHING HAS SHOWN A BLIND EYE TO THIS KIND OF SCANDAL EYE TO THIS KIND OF SCANDAL PARTICULARLY SCANDALS THAT PARTICULARLY SCANDALS THAT AFFECT THE TREATMENT IMPACT THE AFFECT THE TREATMENT IMPACT THE TREATMENT OF WOMEN. TREATMENT OF WOMEN. AND SO I THINK IT WAS REALLY AND SO I THINK IT WAS REALLY JUST THE ADDED DETAIL AFTER JUST THE ADDED DETAIL AFTER DETAIL AFTER DETAIL. DETAIL AFTER DETAIL. AND THE INCREDIBLE REPORTING AND THE INCREDIBLE REPORTING JUST ABOUT HOW MUCH ACOSTA ACTED JUST ABOUT HOW MUCH ACOSTA ACTED TO PROTECT EPSTEIN. TO PROTECT EPSTEIN. IT’S NOT THAT HE JUST DIDN’T IT’S NOT THAT HE JUST DIDN’T PROSECUTE BUT THE WAY HE HANDLED PROSECUTE BUT THE WAY HE HANDLED THIS, IT REALLY CREATED SECURITY THIS, IT REALLY CREATED SECURITY FOR EPSTEIN AGAINST FUTURE FOR EPSTEIN AGAINST FUTURE PROSECUTION WHICH TOOK YEARS AS PROSECUTION WHICH TOOK YEARS AS WE’VE SEEN NOW, YEARS FOR A WE’VE SEEN NOW, YEARS FOR A BETTER AND MORE ABLE PROSECUTOR BETTER AND MORE ABLE PROSECUTOR TO PIERCE. TO PIERCE. >> SO HOW DO YOU VIEW THIS, I >> SO HOW DO YOU VIEW THIS, I DON’T KNOW IF CAP IDENTIFIES AS DON’T KNOW IF CAP IDENTIFIES AS IN THE RESISTANCE OR NOT BUT IN THE RESISTANCE OR NOT BUT YOU’RE VERY POWERFUL. YOU’RE VERY POWERFUL. >> MORE IN THE RESISTANCE THAN >> MORE IN THE RESISTANCE THAN NOT. NOT. >> YOU’RE A POWERFUL NORSE IN >> YOU’RE A POWERFUL NORSE IN WASHINGTON. WASHINGTON. I’M SURE YOU HEAR FROM PEOPLE, I I’M SURE YOU HEAR FROM PEOPLE, I DO ANECDOTALLY, QUOTE, NOTHING DO ANECDOTALLY, QUOTE, NOTHING MATTERS. MATTERS. OKAY THEY REPORTED A THING THAT OKAY THEY REPORTED A THING THAT IS OUTRAGEOUS SCANDALOUS, IS OUTRAGEOUS SCANDALOUS, TERRIBLE. TERRIBLE. WHAT’S IT GOING TO LEAD TO. WHAT’S IT GOING TO LEAD TO. THE "MIAMI HERALD" AND I SAY THE "MIAMI HERALD" AND I SAY THIS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEM. THIS OUT OF RESPECT FOR THEM. IT’S NOT LIKE THEY HAD THE IT’S NOT LIKE THEY HAD THE LARGEST MOST WELL FUNDED LARGEST MOST WELL FUNDED MEGAPHONE IN THE WORLD BUT THEY MEGAPHONE IN THE WORLD BUT THEY DID DOGGED REPORTING, PRINT DID DOGGED REPORTING, PRINT REPORTING. REPORTING. THAT DROVE SOMETHING. THAT DROVE SOMETHING. HOW DOES ALL OF THIS IN YOUR HOW DOES ALL OF THIS IN YOUR VIEW RELATE TO THE LARGER VIEW RELATE TO THE LARGER POLITICAL PROJECT WHICH IS A POLITICAL PROJECT WHICH IS A WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED WORLD WHERE PEOPLE ARE EXHAUSTED AND CYNIC AL AT TIMES. AND CYNIC AL AT TIMES. >> THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY >> THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT POINT. IMPORTANT POINT. YOU SEE A LOT OF THIS. YOU SEE A LOT OF THIS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST SORT OF A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JUST SORT OF BOGGED DOWN BY THE TERRIBLE BOGGED DOWN BY THE TERRIBLE NEWS, THE SCANDAL, YOU KNOW, NEWS, THE SCANDAL, YOU KNOW, MANY PEOPLE SORT OF THOUGHT OF MANY PEOPLE SORT OF THOUGHT OF THE REPORTING ON EPSTEIN WHICH THE REPORTING ON EPSTEIN WHICH IS PARTICULARLY HORRIFYING IN IS PARTICULARLY HORRIFYING IN ITS PREDATORY NATURE AS ALMOST ITS PREDATORY NATURE AS ALMOST PART OF THE HAZE OF SCANDAL. PART OF THE HAZE OF SCANDAL. WHAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT WHAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT WITH THIS AND WITH THE CENSUS IS WITH THIS AND WITH THE CENSUS IS TRUMP CAN BE BE FORCED TO BE TRUMP CAN BE BE FORCED TO BE BACKED DOWN BY PUBLIC SCANDAL BACKED DOWN BY PUBLIC SCANDAL AND ACTUALLY BY THE COURTS. AND ACTUALLY BY THE COURTS. THAT RESISTING, OPPOSING, THAT RESISTING, OPPOSING, ENERGIZING PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY ENERGIZING PEOPLE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE REAL RESULTS. HAVE REAL RESULTS. PARTICULARLY AS WE HAVE NEWS OF PARTICULARLY AS WE HAVE NEWS OF THESE HORRIFYING DETENTION THESE HORRIFYING DETENTION CAMPS. CAMPS. I DO THINK PEOPLE ARE SO I DO THINK PEOPLE ARE SO INCREDIBLY WARY. INCREDIBLY WARY. BUT ACOSTA LEARNED THAT IT BUT ACOSTA LEARNED THAT IT ACTUALLY MATTERS THAT YOU HAVE A ACTUALLY MATTERS THAT YOU HAVE A LEVEL OF SCANDAL THAT YOU KNOW, LEVEL OF SCANDAL THAT YOU KNOW, EVEN TRUMP CAN BE FORCED TO ACT. EVEN TRUMP CAN BE FORCED TO ACT. >> RIGHT. >> RIGHT. AS YOU SAY, ALL INDY INDICATION AS YOU SAY, ALL INDY INDICATION WITH ZERO% QUOTE TRUMP WANTED TO WITH ZERO% QUOTE TRUMP WANTED TO BACK HIM UP, GIVE A PRESS BACK HIM UP, GIVE A PRESS CONFERENCE. CONFERENCE. DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, PUT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY, PUT IT OUT THERE. IT OUT THERE. NO, YOU’RE FACT CHECKED BY NO, YOU’RE FACT CHECKED BY REPORTERS AND OTHER EXPERTS AND REPORTERS AND OTHER EXPERTS AND IT OVERWHELMED HIM. IT OVERWHELMED HIM. THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE IMPORTANT. THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE IMPORTANT. I SAY THAT AS AN OBSERVATION I SAY THAT AS AN OBSERVATION ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE, NOT OF ABOUT THE SUBSTANCE, NOT OF COURSE, THE WIDER POLITICS OF IT COURSE, THE WIDER POLITICS OF IT WHICH IS WHY WE THOUGHT YOU WHICH IS WHY WE THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTING TO HEAR WOULD BE INTERESTING TO HEAR FROM ON THIS. FROM ON THIS. >> I’LL SAY ONE ADDITIONAL >> I’LL SAY ONE ADDITIONAL POINT. POINT. I DO WANT TO NOTE THE HEROISM OF I DO WANT TO NOTE THE HEROISM OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD. THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD. I THINK THAT ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO I THINK THAT ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE FACT. THE FACT. THE FACT THAT YOU HEARD A WOMAN THE FACT THAT YOU HEARD A WOMAN IN HER VOICE TALK ABOUT WHAT IN HER VOICE TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO HER. HAPPENED TO HER. SHE’S A HERO. SHE’S A HERO. THESE WOMEN ARE HEROES. THESE WOMEN ARE HEROES. THOSE VOICES MADE THIS CHANGE THOSE VOICES MADE THIS CHANGE HAPPEN, AS WELL. HAPPEN, AS WELL. >> YEAH, 100%. >> YEAH, 100%. WHEN I’M REFERENCING THE MIAMI WHEN I’M REFERENCING THE MIAMI PIECE IT QUOTED ON BACKGROUND PIECE IT QUOTED ON BACKGROUND ANONYMOUS LIAM OF THOSE PEOPLE

President Donald Trump Announces Acosta's Resignation As Secretary Of Labor | MSNBC



I got a call this morning early from Alex and I think he did a very good job yesterday under a lot of pressure he did a fantastic job and he explained it he made a deal that people were happy with and then 12 years later they're not happy with it you'll have to figure all of that out but the fact is he has been a fantastic Secretary of Labor and Alex called me this morning and he wanted to see me and I actually said well we have to press right out here so perhaps you just want to say it to the press but 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 but please Ellen Thank You mr. president over the last week I've seen a lot of coverage of the Department of Labor and what I have not seen is incredible job creation that we've seen in this economy more than five million jobs I haven't seen that workplace injuries are down bucking it through your trend workplace fatalities are down a three-year trend that we had the safest year ever in mining the lowest number of fatalities ever in mining 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 and so I called the president this morning I told him that I thought the right thing was to step aside you know cabinet positions are temporary crust 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 affected seven days from today effective one week from today earlier this morning hey there I'm Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on YouTube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos

House Democrats Authorize Subpoenas Against Donald Trump Administration Officials | Katy Tur | MSNBC



the House Judiciary Committee voted to authorize a dozen that's right a dozens of peanuts they target current and former administration officials like Jared Kushner Jeff Sessions along with National Enquirer publisher David pecker all people the committee's Democratic Chairman says connect their ongoing investigation into allegations of obstruction of justice public corruption and abuses of power today we focus on 12 additional witnesses these include government officials who work who worked or continued to work in close proximity to the President these witnesses also include those outside of government who have critical information in connection with our investigation we will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents so that this committee and Congress can do the work at the Constitution and the American people expect of us and not surprisingly today's vote fell predictably along party lines with the Republican ranking member criticizing what he called a subpoena binge if the goal is truly to get information or testimony our chairs failing but is it repeatedly said if the goal is to political theater we're winning joining me now NBC News correspondent Kendall a nyan and former federal prosecutor an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Murray McEvoy thanks to both of you for being here can I want to start with you what does chairman Adler expect to and think that he can learn with these 12 subpoenas well this is a high profile list Kristen in addition to cushion Aaron sessions and includes I'm sorry rod Rosenstein former chief of staff John Kelly and Corey Lewandowski the president's former campaign chairman public testimony from any of these guys is the kind of thing that we would cover gavel-to-gavel and that is the aim of the Democrats here they want to put this evidence in front of the American people unfortunately for them the White House is going to make claims that will seek to block the testimony of many or most of these witnesses and it may have to be litigated in the courts they may have more luck with the private citizens for example David Becker of the National Enquirer who really won't have any executive privilege claim to stand behind and do you expect most of this to center around obstruction the question of obstruction in the wake of the Muller report yes that's what judiciary is focusing I know the House Intelligence Committee is continuing to investigate Russia collusion and their intelligence questions but judiciary's focus squarely on the questions of obstruction for example they'd like Lewandowski to testify publicly about the mole reports allegation that Trump ordered him to have Jeff Sessions walk back as recusal the American Pope most most of whom ins not read the mall report it's likely unaware of that key evidence which they see as an episode of obstruction hey there are Chris Hayes from MSNBC thanks for watching MSNBC on youtube if you want to keep up to date with the videos we're putting out you can click subscribe just below me or click over on this list to see lots of other great videos