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we'll bring you updates on the breaking story. as the hour unfoldeds. the activist high energy president today taking on three major issues. the threat of a government shut down. tax reform, and a trade dispute with canada. the trump administration today saying, enough is enough. slapping canada with a 20% tariff for allegedly dumping so soft wood lumber in u.s. market, wilbur ross says that shows we must renegotiate nafta. >> if nas nafta was functioning properly, we would not have these developments back-to-back. lou: commerce secretary 8 be a guest here later this hour,
that are mayor topic today -- major topic, today attacks reform, mnuchin. and cohen, met this afternoon with senate majority leader mick mcconnell, house speaker ryan, and senator orrin hatch, congressman kevin brady. there also an effort to avoid a government shut down, the administration working hard. particularly the president. who has reportedly expressed now they willingness to delay funding for the border wall in legislation to keep the government running. but white house press secretary sean spicer today refusing to acknowledge that it is a delay. >> his priorities have not changed. there will be a wall built. it is important to prevent human traffics, gangs like ms13 from coming in, stop the flow of illegal drugs.
no one said delayed. then as we go to fey 18 we'll ask for more, i don't think that anything that changed. lou: let me use word, that would be a delay. and president himself should have no problem with the word, because it describes what is going on. he tweeted, this morning, don't let the fake media tell you i have c it will get built, and help stop drugs, human traffics et cetera. that doesn't change the fact, it is a delay. even though it remains one of the president's top priority. senator ted cruz coming up with what i think is a great proposal to fund the wall, forfeited from criminal prosecution of drug lords, including joaquin else chapo
guzman. that would be a, applied in the cruz bill goes through. joining us now to discuss when congress will fund the president's border wall, government's shut down prospect, and progress made on the repeal and replace ament of or obamacare. congressman dave brown, i know have you a very busy day and evening ahead. i appreciate your taking the time to be with us. the border wall, it looks clearly like the president is willing to withhold the wall, in an offers to the democrats, what is wrong with that. >> that is the swamp he ran against in so he has been forced into a predic
predicament, that is the way dc typically works, i don't think that democrats are being strategically smart, i don't think you want up to set president trump whose probably one of the masters of leverage, we have all these branches of government the budget he has to work with and all executive power and secretaries as his disposal. if the democrats top play small games it comes down press narrative about a billion dollar thing versus this billion dollar thing, and shiny objects. i think they will irritate the president who ran and won on this key symbolic issue. he will light it up once he learns the rules of the game in the swamp, i think he will come in tough. lou: the swamp does need training with so many critters in it, you have to be careful where you reach for any kind of spigot to start draining it. >> right. lou: i don't see that delay is a big deal.
they are talking about funding it in the fy18 legislation that would make sense, i do take your point that not draining the swamp, there not a more enthusiastic swamp drainer than me. but at the same time, have you a recal re-- speaker of the hughehouse who suffers from dilutions of grandure and incapable of leading, what in the world are you people doing following this speaker? >> well, that is what we're talking about. typical rules that have applied for past 8 year, trump ran against all that. lou: wait, wait, i respect your mind, and capacity and knowledge. i have to say you to, i am asking you what you all are doing, becauses president, i know what he is up against.
>> right. lou: you should get rid of this guy, you can't follow him with confidence or trust, he has no idea what he is talk ba better way, which a speaker's agenda not a presidential agenda. and nobody got elected to that agenda but him. what are you people doing to the president? you cannot put up with -- you can't put up with a fool forever can you? >> i feel total frustration, i try never to personalize it. lou: i just did. >> yep, i know. i am with you on -- lou: i hear about it when i get home too. >> leadership folks told us we have a hard time governing, we trying to make it happen and govern -- promises we made, we all ran on repeal of obamacare, that has a common sense connotation, we're trying to make moves. on the budget we're at laggerheads. >> control house, senate and presidency, what is the problem?
your problem is a lack of leadership. >> yep, we got 40 guys that are duking it out on the issues, we have to lead as well, part of way we lead too get out, and explain to american people what is going on. so -- lou: i'll tell you, have you a speaker who frankly is out of touch with not only the american people, our system of government, the white house, confrozen iconference in the hughes. >> yephouse. >> yep, well we're having a tough week we're dealing with wig 3 yo big three you said, and american people want to see massive change, it is not force the coming right now, we're waiting for trump on tax package, let's see his leadership , that which way dodd he want too go. lou: i am raising my hand. >> yep. lou: what if he is waiting you on all to do the responsible thing too jetson a lead shore is hell -- leader who is hell bent on disaster for this
president, your conference, your party and the country? >> yep, well, i appreciate that, lou. but, take for example the health care battle. so the president and white house, made a choice in how to go on that one. we went down the path on the better way agenda, now we're making that bill. lou: president did not make a judgment to the better way agenda, your speaker did, your speaker put up the better way agenda it looks like, it looks like the most amaze mote he could dig around the house of representatives. you have to get rid of that thing, don't you? >> we're hearing feedback, some senate are not happy with the agenda as well,. lou: are any of them happy? i would love to hear one that is talking about the better way agenda. >> yep. lou: know. >> 40 guys who are trying to do the right thing, we're making it better, saw the
vote, right, in today it was reported that all of the moderate faction all 50 from tuesday group will be a no vote, that is first time it has been reported. trying to do a good job, we're trying too negotiate and there are win-wins in economics, you can improve coverage and reduce prices simultaneously if you study a little economics. economics. lou: i study a little. if you cannot agree -- you can play games with you know game theory and zero sums, and you won't still get to a resolution. >> right, i'm with you, this is it. the real pain that we feel this governing thing, that say once in a century opportunity. on healthcare, we have the hughes, senat house, senate and president. lou: we all know the stakes and opportunity, it is up to you to seize it. >> thank you. lou: do your best to make it happen. >> thank you, lou.
lou: thank you so much congressman, we're coming right back, a lot more today it just gets a little frustrating. because so much of it shoul trade straight forward. >> trump administration making it clear that funding for border wall may be delayed. >> closing that wall, having it funded remains a priority. but we know that it can happen later this year into next year. lou: the five's kimberly guilfoyle will join us next with that and more. >> president trump slapping tariffs on canadian lumber that is being dumped in this country, we take up that w w w w
lou: punishable by up to 5 years in prison. it would be up to the president's justice department. joining me now, to discuss latest on michael flynn, trump administration's effort to avoid a government shut down, and left wing activist judges who seem to be working overtime to undermine the president trump agenda, co-host of "the five" kimberly guilfoyle, a new time for the 5. >> yes, 9 p.m. eastern. david. lou: a great time. >> we thank you all of the fans that showed up. >> i think that -- >> the show for you. lou: an open invitation. >> yes. lou: let's start with general flynn, you are an attorney, former prosecutor, is it worth anyone's trouble to prosecute him. >> you can imagine, i mean, so i don't know what sessions
will do or justice department will decide. i am sure they will do a full and thoroughfare and fair review of th of the claims, but i don't know if any justice will be served by going after him. what specifically his intentions were at the time in terms of willful failure on disclose? lou: i will say, it clear right now to me, who has been supporting president trump from the beginning, that it is a good thing he went off the rails when he did this general. i think he could have been a major problem if he had those oversights. that is not a demonstration of good judgment. in particular you want on your national security council. >> snow, absolutely. -- no, absolutely, such an important position, given what is going on in different very
actis active and volatile geopolitical areas. lou: how things work out, h.r. mcmasters he is doing pretty good. >> so far so good, given two thumbs up, one me from and one from dobbs. lou: there you go, we're out of thumbs. >> out of thumbs.. lou: to sanctuary city order, blocking it 9th circuit court in great beyond. at least in judicial terms. what is going on. why are activist judges like this. left wingers, apointed by obama able to shut down, in the presidency of united states. >> it is al awful. radical idea ol. >ol ideology run amuck. from the bench, this is a
serious issue. i know the problem that prevail. top of the pack. but really, when you see aim of crime and revolving door of people going back in back with catch and release, you can't ask anyone their true identity, they have 17 aliases. lou: on and okate steinle. the strategy of her murder. and the idea that we have to have executive orders, and an attorney general, begging the administrators, mayor to do one thing, just follow the law. >> follow the law, can you imagine, that you have taken an oath to up hold the law circumstance this to. >> is that too much to ask to follow the law, this is
depressing and demoralizing with border agents putting their lives on line every day. lou: border patrol. they are thrilled to have a new president at 1600, joining i think a vast majority across the country, have fun tonight. congratulations on new time, 9:00 with the 5, led by kimberly guilfoyle on fox news channel. >> thank you. lou: vote on our poll, do you believe deep -- putting americans at risk for protecting sanctuary cities? cast your vote on twitter. follow me on twitter. on wall street today, stocks again, sharp gains be a big
rally. dow surging 232. s&pive 14, and nasdaq graining 42. closing above 6,000 for first time in history. volume on the big board, under 4 billion shares. caterpillar, biggest contributor. up 7% after earnings beat good news. listen to my reports 3 times a day, coast-to-coast on the salem radio network, up next, paul ryan problem. subject of my commentary tonight. and president trump said, he will not put up with trade abuses by canada. >> a lot of border states in particular, are not able to sell their dairy products into canada, it has been going on for a while. we're not going to put up with it. lou: not going to put up with it, a full report on what is
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lou: trump administration targeting trade abuses by canada opposing tariff on canadian lumber, and president trump vowing to take care of our dairy farmers, warning canada a tariff on our dairy products is a problem. >> u.s. comer secretar called it a bad week for u.s. canada relations, outlining a new. duty range between 33 to 24%, costing canada a billion dollars. president trump did not hide that latest shot was in response to protective pricing by canadian dairy farmers.
canada has made business for our dav dairy farmers in wisconsin difficult. >> canada, what they have done to our dairy farmworkers is a disgrace. reporter: like the dairy in wisconsin, depended on ultra filtered milk told to canada, but the canadian dairy formers drove the price down, and u.s. out of competition. they were notified april one they would no longer with a buyer for their milk. after 7 generations they were looking at potential of shutting down. >> we would have to have an auction and sell the cows. reporter: revenue, estimated $150 million, u.s. dairy farmers will be faced with a problem of too much milk, not enough buyers. >> you have no way to pay for
it, if dump your milk. >> canada said it has always been too much product of dairy from united states. >> the challenge is a global market issue not one that cause by canada. reporter: canadian minister of foreign affairs, issued a sharp rebuke to u.s. tariff on wood, calling it unfair and punitive, and will increase price of new homes, putting them out of reach for american homebuyers, canada depends on united states, 75 of their export are bought in u.s., only 18% u.s. to canada. president does not fear a trade war. back to you. lou: all right. thank you, mike tobin, commerce secretary wilbur ross will join us next. >> a few thoughts now as members of congress are trickling back into the nation's capital. congressmen and women heard an earful from their
constituents, many cannot know why the republican party in control of the house, senate and presidency can't get anything done. why they refuse to help for example, the president move his agenda ahead. and lord, they don't like speaker ryan. 40% of voters view him negatively. up from 5% in february. a vast majority of americans are unimpressed by congress all together. 3/4 disapprove of congress' job performance that is up 12 points, since february. there is no misery about why -- mystery about why, dims in congress want a government shut down, speaker ryan seems indifference, and cooperative with the democrats as usual, joining with them in blocking funds for border wall, and at odds for tax reform. ryan screwed up the repeal and
replacement of obamacare. a congressional source said it is paul ryan's world we're just living in this ryan's world is an absurdist dream, he has managed to put through in his 18 years, just 3 bills into law. he was plucked from an -- to join mitt romney on the ticket in 2012, and they lost. now faced with a prospect of a government shut down, a ryan refusal to fund the border wall. and absolutely hapless speaker on issue of tax reform, who wants to transfer taxes from business, to consumers, once again. renewed efforts to repeal and
reprais replace obamacare, ryan has it mucked up to a fair the e wel well. >> please, just get out of the way. we have a nation that needs to be led. now, quotation of the ev the ending from president trump, sometime you need conflict to come up with a solution. through weakness often times you can't make the right sort of settlement. i'm aggressive, but i get things done. in the end, everybody likes me. there you are. not necessarily you mr mr. rubin -- mr. ryan.
>> the trump administration putting your good friends the canadians on notice, condemn their you a unfair trade policies. >> they are a close ally. generally a good neighbor, that does not mean they don't have to play by the rules. lou: we take with up with wilbur ross, our special guest here, next. >> these skiers don't let a little thing like roads and cars get in the of their gravity-defying, high-flying stunt.
lou: president trump today signed his executive order alongside his two agriculture secretary's newly confirmed sonny perdue. the order establishes a task force to identify ways to boost growth in our agricultural sector and it follows the president's criticism of canadian practices that he says about hurting our dairy farmers. >> i love canada but they -- our politicians for many years. our farmers deserve a government that serves their interests and empowers them. we are going to take care of our dairy farmers in wisconsin and other places. lou: united states reporting its lowest economic growth in five years in 2016 as trade deficits drag on the economy.
gross domestic product last year up 1.6%, down from 2.6% the previous year -- trade deficit with canada almost $12 billion. trade deficits with mexico totaling about $60 billion a year and the united states is roughly a 347 billion-dollar trade deficit with china. joining us to talk about the trump administration's prospects and what it is doing to ensure stronger economic growth and responsible balanced as trade's commerce secretary wilbur ross who is leading the administration's efforts. it's great to have you with us. i know you are as busy as you could possibly be, going after all of these issues. let's start with the one you highlighted today and that is reportedly a soft lumber which candidate some say have been on thing lumbering this country for a very long time supported by
subsidies in canada. >> unfortunately lou it's true. the way it works in canada is the providences own this timber and they charge very low, way below market fees for what is called stumpage, mainly the right to cut the trees down. that in turn lets the canadians ship lumber into the u.s. at a subsidized price. they have now at 31.5% market share in the whole u.s. market and this debate as you correctly point out has been going on for quite a while. lou: you also put them on notice that this had to change and it hasn't changed, no surprise for leia given the way of their administrations, previous administrations have treated the problem but now you are going to do what?
>> well we are finding the preliminary finding was they find the $1 billion per year and since we are imposing it retroactively for 90 days when we put them on notice that will be an extra one time, 250 million and they began paying those fines today. lou: and you have connected the hose if you will to an important source of revenue going forward with these fines plus the countervailing duties. has our government been successful in collecting these fines? >> well historically not. when i first entered the department of commerce i learned to my horror that there were literally billions of dollars of uncollected countervailing duties under the tariff and the
reason for it was they never required any kind of fond for credit so by the time he would win the trade case there would be no financial resources left in the shell company so you would win the case but there would be no benefit from it. so it's pretty ridiculous because it's so hard and it takes so long and so much expense to when they trade case. it leads you out to collect the darned tariffs when you get them. lou: i must say mr. secretary i'm smiling here tonight because i'm thinking back on the campaign campaign trail and so often president trump would be talking about we have the dot -- we have to have a smart government and almost every issue that you the president and others in the administrator simply to involving previous administrations of our government was abject.
>> i don't know if they were careless or foolish or thinking something else but whatever it wasn't done the way that we are doing it. we are exercising enforcement and weren't really thinking through the issues. just take these two issues that have concerned the president in the last week. the milk and the lumber. if we had an ill functioning trade agreement why would those have to come to the site of collision course and result. the whole idea of the trade agreement is to make things go smoothly. lou: to create an architecture, a mechanism for revolution and ultimately equity. you are obviously working towards creating balance in her trade relationship, something we haven't seen in this country in 40 years and that's very encouraging to those of us who
pay attention to trade and know how important it is. i am wondering, are you open to ideas about for example reports on the impact of trade deficits on economic growth, reports on the impact actually that the miracle report the number of companies and employees involved in outsourcing and offshoring. so we can all better understand what is happening to the economy as a result of the trade practices that have been pursued for too long in this country. >> well it's huge and the president is fond of citing 70,000 manufacturing plants have closed in the u.s. since nafta was originated. not all of that was due to nafta but some of it was. some was due to other things but imagine 70,000 plants being gone figure out how many people per
plant. that's a heck of a lot of jobs. lou: absolutely and jobs that concern the president and concern you and we are seeing you and the administration in action and i have to tell you it's heartening to do so and it is great to see you mr. secretary. we appreciate you taking the time to be with us. >> thank you very much lou, good to talk with you again. lou: wilbur ross commerce secretary. please roll the video. these thrill seekers, do you think that's too strong a word for a person who would do that? they are taking ski jumping to new and higher extremes this group of daredevils launching themselves off a ramp and over a highway in lake tahoe. watch this. that's right, right over the road flipping spanning high above the mountain road, a heart-stopping stunt.
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lou: breaking news, a u.s. navy destroyer had another close encounter with an iranian revolutionary guard attack craft in the persian gulf. this happening yesterday. "fox news" reporting the iranian ship came within 1000 yards of united missile destroyed a -- destroyer with its weapons man. in january they may hand fired warning shots in an iranian worship near the strait of hormuz. joining me retired four-star general "fox news" and military analyst general jack keane. general good to see you. another provocation in the persian gulf by the iranians. >> what they are trying to do is really send a message to our allies in the region. we are the dominating force in the middle east. it's not the united states. we can intimidate them and harass them they don't respond to it eventually if they know what our rules of engagement are and they keep testing us and they know how far to go, if they go too far we give them warning
shots and do other things and let them know that you were coming into the danger zone. lou: that threshold obviously has not been breached even under this president. general mattis the secretary of defense. do you think that's going to change? >> what they have given our military commanders are authorities that the obama administration have given them all along that is you deal with your enemy situation and you adapt to the new don't have to ask permission. use the resources you have against the problem that you have whether that's in syria, whether it's in iraq, whether it's yemen or here in the gulf. lou: i want to put up a map quickly of afghanistan speaking of secretary mattis, a surprise trip to afghanistan where the taliban have made further inroads and effect now control at least 40% of the country. we have 9000 of our troops there. your thoughts about what has happened there and what's mattis
sing pass message was -- mattis' message was to our troops and theirs. >> we have been there from all 16 years and sadly to say this war is not winnable. the commander there talks about it in stalemate. it's not a stalemate because the taliban has the momentum. they have the initiative and you can say how can that happen? we been fighting a war for 16 years and we are losing after all this time? obama's policies drove us to this point. he never gave crystal petraeus the forces they needed when they put together a winning strategy strategy. they pulled up 15 months later. was a disgrace and then he pulled out all the resources that were actually enabling the afghan army to function effectively. lou: what would be your recommendation to the president? >> has got to shut down the two sanctuaries that are in pakistan the two presidents have refused to do. you cannot defeat an insurgency unless the afghan national army
the enabling functions that they need. lou: what about destroying all of the -- 16 years we never did it. >> we don't do it because there's an economic issue that the people are dependent on and it's their issue, it's their economics, not ours. we wouldn't do it without permission from the government and that's a problem. lou: getting out right now sounds like an problem. good to have you with us. up next president trump insists the wall will get built but will it be funded soon? or maybe later? joy heard in dale trotter take up the funding fight next. ♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five,
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lou: our on line poll last night we asked if the refuse to fund the wall would you blame them if the government shuts down as a result? 90% of you say yes, you would blame the. a couple hundred agitators demonstrators funded by george soros. today stormed the lobby of the heritage foundation in washington d.c.. they were yelling water, not walls referred to flint's michigan accusing the heritage foundation of being president trump's think tank.
these folks didn't quite understand that this president and the heritage foundation had not a thing to do with president obama's flint's michigan problem. amazing. joining me now political analyst gail trotter "washington times" opinion editor "fox news" contributor charlie hurt gail how do you explain why would anybody try to explain reality to these people? i mean now they are attacking big tags for crying out loud. >> there are don't get it but let me tell you lou this might be a great time for some unity in washington d.c.. i would love to see the liberal d.c. think tanks joined together and say i stand with the heritage foundation. this is a very dangerous precedent. we saw something like this happen at the family research counsel a few years ago. lou: not like this. this is a whole new level.
this is outrageous. obviously it's because of the importance of the heritage foundation and the effectiveness of its work. charlie, i'm just thinking about my friends at the heritage foundation being associated with the left-wing think tank for any reason. solidarity isn't the mission here. >> no, it really isn't an actually if they wanted to do something useful what they could do is go to flint's michigan and protest in all of the offices of the politicians there that actually allow the problem, the actual problem to occur there with the water but of course they wouldn't do that because all of those politicians, every single one of them is a democrat like them and they are not going to go there and protest those people. these people are partisan hacks. lou: as we pray for rationality and good hearts. the border wall, the president
making it clear he is hoping -- open to withdrawing his request for with drying funding for fiscal 17 in order to avoid shutting the government down. do you support the president on this or do you think he's making a mistake? >> is probably a good strategic move. he doesn't have to give up one of the his signature campaign promises of building the wall and he can avoid tying it to this broken appropriation system that we have in washington right now. lou: it's called paul ryan. he is the principle reason that you think charlie? >> certainly both democrats and republicans in congress are to blame for this. lou: republicans are in the majority. >> absolutely but donald trump in his first 100 days has done more than the past five presidents, in the past 40 years of congress and stopping,
stemming the flow of illegal immigration across the border. it's extraordinary what he has done in the idea that these people who have allegedly worked on the problem for years. remember the 2006 secure acts where people like barack obama and hillary clinton voted for it and failed to supply the funding for it? lou: i remember congressman duncan hunter, father of the current congressman telling me lou we have absolute assurance they have to build 750 miles of fence math order and gail they didn't get close. >> of course not and i think this is a great opportunity to push forward on this and you see the legal border crossings are down so much. even this new attitude has resulted in positive change. lou: absolutely and this president gets credit for positive change to did i mentioned another big rally on wall street? gail trotter and charlie hurt
thank you both for being with us that's it for us tonight. thanks for being with us. white house counselor kellyanne conway congresswoman marsha black are an and colonel tony schaefer among our guest here tomorrow night. lauren: breaking news this morning. the trump trump administration lays out a tax lien and lawmakers raced over to government shut down. a rare briefing from north korea. good morning. i'm transitory. nicole: good morning. i'm nicole petallides. after searching 200 points they get more optimism today from dow components. procter & gamble, united technologies and billing. nasdaq listing 16,000 for the first time ever. a mixed bag now fea