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president trump once again taking to twitter just moments ago to target the judge in the case, saying just cannot believe a judge would put our country in such peril. if something happens, blame him and court system. people pouring in, bad. let's get to cnn's jessica snyder who's live outside of mr. trump's mar-a-lago. >> reporter: you know, president trump's twitter tirade yesterday, it did raise eyebrows, it prompted condemnation, it was silent this morning, no tweets this morning. but just in the past few minutes, president trump is back at it again, as you saw in that first tweet, once again targeting that judicial system. he did put out a second tweet, casting his ire out on the court.
he said i have instructed homeland security to check people coming into our country very carefully, the courts are making the job very difficult. of course donald trump referring there to the courts in general, but it was yesterday when he unleashed on twitter, specifically targeting the federal judge in seattle, james robart, calling him a, quote, so-called judge, calling his ruling, quote, ridiculous. it's prompted amount of push back, a lot of concern among both house republicans and democrats. he says he doesn't really pay attention to tweets and social media, but earlier today we did hear from vice president mike pence, what he had to say about the travel ban and this executive order and he put a fine point on it. not elaborating much, but he said he is confident the travel
ban would be upheld. but once again, president trump protesting the travel ban. >> danny to you first, the department of justice is trying to make the case that blocking the executive order immediately harms the american public, what evidence would they use to make that case, to make that argument? >> the idea behind the doj's argument is that the executive branch has not of course the inherent power under the constitution, but the federal law, those things vest the president the power to exclude people who are a threat to the united states, who are seeking to come into the country. and they cite a number of cases and prior cases where the president has exercised that power and has exercised it
validly. the plaintiff on the other hand argues in this case, the state of washington, that these act n actions are racially motivated, religiously motivated, such as that they violate not only the constitution, but actual federal law which prohibits this kind of discrimination. >> aaron, to you, there has to be let's say apprehension among world leaders when it comes to dealing with the united states, when they see this legal battle that's unfolding here and some of the rhetoric that's come from candidate and then president donald trump, how does the world view what's unfolding with this travel ban right now. >> where you stand, boris, has a lot to do with where you sit, so i'm sure there are certain world leaders that admire the president's tough muscular approach. and which reflects a certain populist nationalism, and there are others, certainly, prime minister of iraq, heads of many
muslim countries, the saudis and the egyptians, since they're not on the list of countries have said very little about this. i'm not a lawyer, boris, and i don't want to play one on tv. but the central point about the executive order is this, is it designed to actually make americans safer? and the reality is the data simply doesn't support it. i mean, you don't have a single refugee admitted since 1980, under the refugee act that has been implicated in a fatal terrorist attack against americans here at home. the seven countries, none of them, none of the citizens nor their parents of these countries have been implicated in here as well. the real threat we face is homegrown terror, and that is carried out largely by permanent legal residents or american citizens, some of whom have been in this country for many years,
that's the real question. i can't argue the point with dada dan danny, he's a very talented lawyer. but the data simply doesn't support the fact that this executive order is going to cause harm to the american public. >> to be fair, aaron, there were two iraqi men arrested in kentucky back in 2011 that were not planning a domestic terror attack, but they were aiding terror overseas and that's the reason why president trump put that ban on iraqi refugees, or at least having them revetted. to you, danny, the department of justice has revealed a little bit about how they plan to recover the case. one of their efforts is going to be to say does the judge have the standing to execute this ordination wide? >> they're going to argue standing primarily in the state of washington, that the state of
washington does not have standing on behalf of its citizens or other visa holders or other americans that they have jurisdiction to sue. the speculative effect of this order doesn't rise to that legal level of having a concrete interest in the outcome, and that is standing, the idea behind standing is that you can't just have a theoretical interest and just open the courthouse doors and start suing people. the state of washington has a real very concrete interest, because these citizens, these people are immediately affected by this executive order and they're immediately harmed and the state of washington is in a situation that it can bring this and have standing. >> aaron, you touched on this earlier, but i wanted to get your thoughts on this. yesterday the president tweeted, quote, it's interesting that certain middle eastern countries
agree with the ban, they know some that are allowed in means death and destruction. do you know who he's referring to? >> there's several obvious candidates that he's referring to, the four countries that provided hijackers during 9/11 are not on the list. the egyptians and the saudis, in large part because we have tremendous foreign policy equities in these two countries, both the president of egypt and none of the saudivideo -- have commented negatively, i suspect he was thinking about those two, i'm sure. >> from your perspective, why wouldn't they be included. >> that's interesting, why are the seven countries on the list,
the president argued quite logically that these are the seven countries of concern. three of them, sudan, syria and iran are classified as state sponsors of terror. others such as libya, somalia and yemen are states where isis and al qaeda are operating. so there's a certainly logic in what the president's administration has done, to use the previous administration as cover for denoting these seven countries. >> aaron davand dany, thank you. can the trump white house survive in court? hritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra...
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getting harsh criticism that the united states is morally equivalent to russia, saying our country is not so innocent. ohio governor john kasich tweeted this. america has been a beacon of light and freedom. there's no equivalent with the brutal regime of vladimir putin. when has a democratic or political activist been prisoned by the gop or vice versa? >> putin's a former kgb agent, he's a thug, he was not elected in a way that most people would consider a credible election. the russians annexed crimea, invaded ukraine and messed around in our elections. no, i don't think there's any equivalency between the way the russians conducted themselves and the way the united states
does. >> i'll be honest, i don't know what the president's trying to do with statements like he has allegedly had on o'reilly on the super bowl tonight. i don't know the context of it. has the u.s. ever made any mistakes? of course, is the u.s. at all like putin's regime? not at all. putin is no friend of freedom of speech. putin is the enemy of freedom of religion. putin is the enemy of the free press, the u.s. celebrates free press. putin is an enemy of political dissent. putin is an enemy of freedom of press. there is no moral equivalency and the murderous thugs that are in putin's defense. >> joining us now to discuss is poet hofstra, he's a senior fellow on terrorism. and a former congressman from
michigan who once served as a head of the foreign intelligence committee. what is the comparison between putin and prominent republican leaders? >> there was nothing in the comment that i have seen that mr. trump made to o'reilly, and again, we have only seen segments of this, but where he is saying that there is a moral equivalency between putin, russia and the united states of america. that's just inaccurate reporting, and unfair to the president. is the clip that i saw, the only thing that trump said was, we're not necessarily clean, which is not a whole lot different from what barack obama said as he went afternoon the world and apologized for the united states. >> sir, i actually have a transcript here and i'll read it to you and we'll play the clip
again, bill o'reilly asks him about his respect for vladimir putin. he says he respects vladimir putin, he says he's a killer though, trump says, we have got a lot of killers, boy, you think our country is so innocent, is he not putting us on an equal footing with russia on a moral stance, you talk about authoritarian leaders, vladimir putin. he is considered an authoritarian dictator, are you suggesting that perhaps he's not, or that's what president trump is saying? >> trump has gone through and he's been criticized a number of times, he said as a leader, putin has certain admirable qualities, none of which are
equal to american style government. but when you take a look at russia's presence in the world, especially in places like the middle east, where, yes, they negotiate a cease fire in syria, america sits on the sidelines, where they are reengaging with the kurds in northern iraq, where they are reengaging with the egyptian government. all because the united states has been pulled back, russia's leadership is ascending at the same time that america is declining. but he was not talking about the way that they govern or the values they have. >> essentially what you're saying is all these republican leaders have somehow fallen for fake news when they distance themselves from the president making these comments, are you suggesting that they have been duped or they misinterpret that? >> i don't know what information was presented to them. i do know that they, as i do, we
feel that there is no moral equivalency between the united states of america and russia. as i think a couple of individuals said, we have made mistakes, but the bottom line is, we each have our own opinions about the united states, we each have our own opinions about russia and the evil dictators that are out there and we're giving our points of view and we're defending our points of view. i'm interpreting what i believe donald trump may or may not have in mind. but i also recognize that donald trump recognizes that a number one priority of the united states has to be to confront and contain the threat from radical jihadists with the ultimate goal of destroying that threat to the united states and to the west. and where we have evolved to, is that most likely, to shorten that fight and to get to a solution more quickly and more effectively, we may have to
engage with the russians at some point in time to see if there can be an agreement about how we share this common goal of defeating isis, how if there's any common ground for us to work together, recognizing that there's so much that divides us. our strategy in syria, the strategy against iran, the strategies and the activities in ukraine and crimea, those are all things that separate us. but in terms of at least confronting and destroying isis, there may be just a small slice of common ground. >> sir, i certainly sympathize with different kpe interpretationleinterpretations of the president's comments. >> you said it was moral equivalency, you took a statement that said america is not all clean, something like that and say that that now means that donald trump says it's
moral equivalency, that's not what he said. >> he side that there are killers within the united states, that's unlike any president has really ever said before and i don't think it's fair to call it fake news when we present that to republican leaders and they respond in a specific way distancing themselves. >> he's not talking about killers, he's talking about killers around the world that in the past the united states has to do business with. again, we have only seen a part of this transcript. i believe he's talking about people that the united states has had to partner with whether it's -- whether it's in iran or the people that we engaged with in libya and syria to take down moammar gadhafi and who we worked with in syria that they have chaos right there. >> it was a question in response to vladimir putin, but sir, i do appreciate your time, i would think that the republican
leaders would certainly disagree with you on that token as well. >> actually i agree with the republican leadership and the statements they make. >> so you're saying you don't think they disagree with why donald trump is saying that? >> there is not a moral equivalency between the united states and russia and, you know, since i have not talked to donald trump and they probably haven't, we can't fully understand exactly what he intended to say, whether he misspoke or he said exactly what he had on his mind, but to describe it as moral equivalency, i think is going about three, four, five steps way beyond what he actually said. >> sir, that's what mitch mcconnell said. we can disagree on the interpretation perhaps of what the president said, but we're reporting what other republican leaders are saying in response to the president, to call that
fake news, is a joke. >> well, the -- i'm sorry, i really do believe that your introduction was inaccurate, and was unfair to the president, it may have been fair in terms of what another republican may have said, but we're talking about a statement that the president of the united states made and i think the introduction to this segment would have been a whole lot fairer, if you had not described it as donald trump saying that there was a moral equivalency between the united states and russia and our behavior in the world. we all approximate know that's not true and none of us here believe that to be true. >> sir, i want you just to listen -- >> and i don't believe the president believes that to be true. >> i want you to listen to this unedited, untouched sound from mitch mcconnell this morning on state of the union. >> putin is a former kgb agent, he's a thug, he was not elected
in a way that most people would consider a credible election. the russians annexed crimea, invaded ukraine and messed afternoon in ouraround in -- >> i don't think he has the same -- i have only seen little clips of it, there may be a broader context, but let's be clear, has the u.s. ever made any mistakes? is the u.s. like putin's regime? putin is no friend of freedom of speech. putin is an enemy of freedom of religion, the u.s. celebrates freedom of religion. putin is an enemy of the free press, the u.s. celebrates free press. putin is an enemy of free press, the u.s. celebrates political dissent and the right for people to argue free from violence about places where ideas are in conflict. there is no moral equivalency
between the united states of america, the greatest freedom loving country in the history of the world and the murderous thugs that are in putin's defense. >> this is someone that the president said he respects -- pardon me, this is someone who the president said he respects and also someone who the ambassador of the united nations nikki haley bashed just a few days ago and the president is seeming to say that the united states is not quite as innocent as we pretend to be, perhaps not quite as innocent as an equivalent to russia. >> which is exactly what senator ben sass said, that america is not perfect and i don't think if you take a look at the president's comments, goes much beyond where senator sass went which is that we are not perfect, we have made mistakes, and we have no moral equivalency with russia and i think donald
trump would agree with that statement 100%. and i agree with what both mcconnell and ben sass characterized russia, their behavior, the activities of putin, clearly, they are thugs, their have broken the world order in a number of different places, tens of thousands of people have died because of their behavior. and there is no moral equivalency between what they have done, but the key thing here is donald trump never implied that there was a moral equivalency, between our -- between the united states and russia. you can take it wherever you want. you can call it moral equivalency, i don't believe that donald trump said that and, you know, i believe characterizing that in that way is totally inappropriate and unfair. >> we will make sure to ask him about it the next time he holds a press conference.
living right here in georgia. >> reporter: a search for refuge led assad and lani to an atlanta subu suburb. i didn't stay in turkey because there's discrimination against kurds and that forced me to apply for asylum in the united states. >> reporter: they were vetted and two years after fleeing syria, admitted in as refugees. today, they make a living working in these aisles, and in the kitchen of this international market northeast of atlanta. the m ouroussa's are -- a -- it
about giving refugees a chance to ease into life in the u.s. >> i'm happy and pleased to give them that opportunity to allow them to express all that they want to do and allow them to grow with us. and it's my hope that i can help train them and help them, you know, assimilate. >> lani said that life in america was hard at first, but she's working to overcome language and cultural barriers. >> translator: after i arrived, i was a little concerned, but then we meant some american friends and they helped me learn the language and accepted me. >> reporter: moussas open that refugees will continue to let refugees into the u.s. so others in their position could come. >> translator: i hope that president trump will revisit his decision and open the states
again for the refugees, because the ones who are living as refugees, they are suffering, wherever they are, in any country they're in, they're suffering and they have the need and the right to live a good life with dignity. >> there's also support among republican lawmakers, including georgia state senator michael williams, i absolutely stand behind president trump's executive order, this is well within those constitutional powers as president. one lawmaker, his support is still steadfast behind the commander in chief. >> so many people, mr. trump supporters that felt safer when this ban was passed. >> this decision by the judge fuelling that debate.
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♪ president donald trump sat down with bill o'reilly for a presuper bowl interview. he defends everything he's signed since he took office, including this travel ban which he says rolled out smoothly. >> second successful week. the appointment of judthe judge. >> i think we need to vet those people more carefully. >> some people didn't really even know what the order was. >> that's not what general kelly
said, now secretary kelly, he said he knew about it and he was aware of it and it was very smooth. it was 108 people. >> do you think we're on a collision course in the united states with iran. there was no reason to sign it. we gave them 1.7 billion in cash, which hurt us. and we put that money up and we have nothing to show for it. >> possibility you'll tear it up? >> i can say this, they have total disregard for our country, they're the number one terrorist state, they're sending money all over the place and weapons. and you can't do that.
>> sanctions, is how you're going to start with them? >> you're going to position a carrier. >> i never comment on military moves. president obama would say they're going to someplace, they give the name, the place, the date the time. >> you're not bullish on iran? >> i'm not bullish, i think they have total disrespect for our country. i would have lived with it. if they had said okay, we're all together now. but it's just the opposite. it's like they're emboldened. they follow our planes and they circle our ships with their little boats because they can't believe anybody could be so stupid as to make a deal like that. >> you spoke to putin last week? busy week last week? >> busy week and a half. >> do you respect putin? >> i respect a lot of people, but that doesn't mean i'm going to get along with him. he's a leader of his country, i
say it's better to get along with them than not. and in the case of isis fighters, a major fight. will i get along with him? i have no idea. >> putin is a killer. >> there are a lot of killers. what? you think our country is so innocent? you think our country is so innocent? >> i don't know of any government leaders that are killer. >> take a look at what we have done too. we have made a lot of mistakes, i've been against the war in iraq from the beginning. a lot of mistakes were made, but a lot of killing going around. >> you talked to president nieto and you told him, this is the report, i want to know if it's true or not, that if his army couldn't handle the drug cartels that u.s. army soldiers would, did you say that? >> we have to do something about the cartels. i did talk to him about it. i want to help him with it.
he's a very good man, we have a very good relationship, as you probably know. he seemed very willing to get help from us, because he has got a problem. >> it's a problem. >> and it's a real problem for us. don't forget those cartels are operating in our country and they're poisoning the youth of our country. >> at this point, do you consider mexico a corrupt country? because this stuff has been going on for decades. >> i love the people, i really like his administration, he's a good man, i think we would get along very well. but they have problems controlling aspects of their country, there's no question about it. and i would say the drugs and the drug cartels number one. >> have you figured out what kind of a tariff you're going to levee on mexico to make them pay for the wall? >> we have these massive plans, i have turned it around. ford has been phenomenal.
>> you intimidated them. >> general motors -- >> they're intimidated. >> no, no, they want to do what's right? >> why didn't they do what was right in the past. >> because the wrong people spoke to them. but they're going to do what ew right and they're going to bring jobs back to michigan and pennsylvania and all those places that lost the jobs. i think you're going to see a
tremendous job growth in our country. >> aaron david miller. also joining us, allan dershowitz, ron brownstein and cnn international correspondent ivan watson. peter, to you first, although they have never met trump seems to trust vladimir putin very much. would you trust putin to help us in the fight against it's sis? >> i don't think i hear him saying that he trusts putin at all. i hear what he says is that for
what the leader of russia is supposed to do for his country, he has respect for what putin has been able to accomplish. but i don't see him at all, number one, saying that he trusts putin, and number two, taking any actions at all at this point in time, in terms of reaching out to russia, and indicating in any way that we're going into this naively, fully trusting putin at all. he just says, at least the
clip that i heard said, yep, we really might be in a position where we have common ground with russia, and if we can get some common ground with russia to wipe out this surge of radical islam, isis, isil, whatever you want to call it, that might be something that we should take a look. >> and bill o'reilly pointed out several times, one of the things russia is criticized for around the world and trump remains, something that's respectful
of -- it wouldn't be the first time a president of the united states tried to be friendly towards russia in the beginning and perhaps it didn't turn out the way he expected. how does this play in ukraine or poland, or any of our allies that felt direct pressure from the kremlin. >> there's a fair amount of anxiety in these small nato countries that were occupied and ruled by moscow, during the soviet decades, from my previous reporting during eastern europe, and i saw it firsthand in some of the small baltic states. it's interesting you bring up ukraine, donald trump called the ukrainian president saturday evening, they discussed the ongoing conflict in eastern ukraine, and talked about a possible u.s.-russian ukrainian effort to bring an end to that conflict. the deadly fighting there spiked
in the week after trump and president putin had their first phone call, when they were both presidents, basically, that was about a week and ad dday ago, a you had this killing that was going on in ukraine and people in the russian government were basically kram claiming that the ukrainians were escalating the fighting and that they needed to bring in the u.s. on their behalf. so this is going to be a difficult tight rope for the donald trump administration to walk, when you've got this active war in ukraine, involving russia, which trump has repeatedly said he wants to cooperate with and repair the damaged relations between these two countries. >> aaron, to you now, something interesting the president said is that he's not bullish on iran. so far in response to ballistic
missile tests in iran, we have seen the administration of sanctions, we saw sanctions in response to ballistic missile tests. what go you think is going to be different about this administration from the previous one. >> it seems like they're determined to abide by the terms of the iran nuclear agreement. secretary mike flynn went down to put them on notice, we're calling out iran on a variety of other issues, but not the nuclear agreement. point two, you clearly are going to see a toughening of american response to iran behavior. clearly on ballistic missiles, maybe they'll interdict the arms
shipments to yemen, they may target fast boats that are training on american navalal vessels, the question is to what degree those actions are going to over time implement, excuse me, affect the iranian nuclear agreement. >> the president defended his decision, the department of justice is trying to make a case that blocking the executive order immediately harms the american public. what evidence do you think they can present right now to make that case? >> it's going to be very, very hard. i think they made a real blunder, a legal blunder, by asking two judges on the ninth circuit to immediately overrule the stay. that was an unwinnable motion, and they should have known, their lawyer should have told them, you can't win that and you'you e you're going to get very bad headlines around the world that you lost it.
they should have gone into court and said please give us an expedited schedule for briefing, so we can argue on the merits, we can show that the state doesn't have standing, that a family in yemen that has a visa may have no right to get a visa. it was a real blunder the ask the ninth circuit judges to get a briefing that they could never get. i think we're going to see a divided decision, we're going to see a decision that some of the executive order is constitutional, even if it's bad policy, but some of the executive order is unconstitutional. i was upset today when vice president pence on a television station said that i favored the deal, i'm strongly opposed to the deal, in fact i have called for the president to rescind the deal and go back and try to create a new proposal that would
survive constitutional tests. so i think we're in for some days and weeks of litigation, and in the end the president would be far better served if he with drew the order and went back to the drawing table and with a consultation with lawyers, with national security people, came up with a compromise that kept the bad people out but let the students and the families in. >> gentlemen, we're going to ask that you please stand by, we're going to take a break right now, when we come back, we'll continue the discussion, including why the president says that sanctuary cities breed crime. we'll be back in a moment. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
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illegally. >> let's turn to domestic policy. i just spent the week in california, as you know, they are now voting on whether they should become a sanctuary state. so california and the usa are on a collision course. how do you see it? >> i think it's ridiculous sanctuary cities. as you know, i'm very much opposed to sanctuary cities, they breed crime, there's a lot of -- california in many ways is out of control. i think the voters agree, otherwise they wouldn't have voted for me. >> so defunding is your weapon of choice? >> i don't want to defund anybody, i want to give them the money they need to properly operate as a city or state. if they're going do have sanctuary cities, we'll have to do that. certainly that would be a weapon. >> is there any validity to
people who say that you say things that can't be backed up by fact. when you say there's 3 million illegal aliens who voted and then you don't have the numbfaco back it up, you shouldn't be saying it. >> it doesn't have to do with the vote, although that's the end result, it has to do with the registration, when you look at the registration and you see dead people that have voted. and you see people that in two states that have voted in two states. when you see illegals, people who are not citizens, and they're on the registration rolls. we can be babies, when you take a look at the voter rolls, you have dead people, you have this, you have this. and it's really bad. >> so you've been proven correct in that statement? >> i think people have come out
and said that -- >> but the data has to show, 3 million votes. >> i'm going to assign a commission and we're going to look at it very, very carefully. >> good, let's get to the bottom of this. >> the gentlemen of our panel have returned, thank you for staying with us. donald trump has doubled down on his threat to pull funding from several major cities. we have had several major cities say they will openly oppose this. >> the supreme court limited the availability of the federal government to hold funds to coerce local governments to do what they want. the best ed is they cannot sweepingly take away money from a state. in fact it goes all the way from becoming a sanctuary state, that goes unrelated to the purpose that the conflict is about.
it's a more narrow weapon. i think the broader point is that everything about the trump administration in government is accelerating, widening, deepening, all of the divides of trump the candidate. the core divide we saws is urban, nonurban. when hillary clinton went to 88 of 100 counties. donald trump won the election by winning everywhere else. the policies and kind of the tone and the posture of the administration just points to a widening of those divides. if you look at the cnn poll that came out on friday, on all of these questions, the muslim ban, building the wall, donald trump's overall job approval, very strong approval among
uneducated whites. i think this conflict over sanctuary cities is a perfect emblem of where we are heading in this widening divide between urban and nonurban america. >> i want to go to something that president trump said to bill o'reilly. he said that there was 3 million to 5 million people who voted illegally in the last election. he said he was going to create an executive order to launch an investigation more than a week ago, that still hasn't happened. earlier today the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said that the government should not spend any money on a potential investigation. isn't it time for the president, if he's going to continue making that claim, to give evidence to the american people that would warrant an investigation? >> let's take a look at those people who are registered in
multiple states, take a look at the illegals, that may or may not be registered. i want to go back to what was just said, that trump's actions are dividing america and further dividing america, what divided america are the policies of barack obama that said we're not going to deal with board issues and border security issues, we're not going to defeat and put in place the resources to defeat isis and keep america safe. barack obama got us going down this path of creating these divisions, donald trump has actually gone to the american people, where bill clinton, barack obama, they talked about securing borders, they talked about defeating -- well, actually the threats that are out there, not calling it radical islam. and they didn't do anything that moved us forward in addressing those problems. donald trump is actually moving forward and carrying through on
the promises that he made to those voters who voted for him, but he made those promises to all americans that he would move forward and implement these things. he's not starting this division, it was started by barack obama. >> ron, you can go ahead. >> it's been going for decades, and it's been widing under both republican and democratic presidents, but while there were many people who were excited about president trump, he was the first president in the history of gallup polling to come in with an approval rating of less than a majority of the country. he reached 50% disapproval in gal lolu gallup. for george w. bush, 1,200 days. there is a deeper level of division and resistance. there ee's excitement among the trump constituency about what he is doing, but make no mistake, he is facing more resistance in
republic republican -- it may not affect his course, it may not affect the way the republicans in congress react to him. but undoubtedly it's compelling democrats to make a more comprehensive position that expected. >> we're quickly running out of time. but at this point, are we simply too divided as a nation for donald trump to bring us together? >> i hope not, i think there still is tremendous opportunity for common ground, a whole infrastructure program, something that typically appeals to democrats. >> every week so far of his presidency, every week, we have seen tens of thousands of people in the streets, extremely voe cool, extremely passion against him and just about every promise that he made on the campaign trail, you're right, he's now carrying out as president. how can he bridge the gap and
convince those people that he's a good president. >> we can make an effort to come together in 2008 and 2012, those who supported john mccain or supported mitt romney, we didn't go to the streets and protest. we gave barack obama a honeymoon. the republican congress approved his cabinet members, they didn't fight every single way on every single nominee. they actually tried to reach out and find some common ground, donald trump is not having the same honeymoon, the american people are sensing that. it's disappointing, but hopefully in the coming months we'll see a change on both sides. >> we are all out of time, sir, i apologize, we're up against the top of the hour. allan, peter, ron, ivan and aaron, stu fthank you for your we do appreciate it on this sunday. with class-leading horsepower.a,
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>> this is hines ward, i'm here for super bowl li. this is what most players cream crimed about their whole life. there's no words to describe the fill in, they wanted the biggest games of your life. on the bus ride over here, you could hear a pin drop because it was so quiet, because all the players were focusing on the big game. >> so much excitement, hines ward, thank you so much, we're running out of time. thank you so much for watching us, we'll sernd it up to poppy harlow in new york. thanks for watching. so glad you're with us this sunday evening. the president lashing out on twitter after an appeals