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dagen: thank you, brian and steve. take it away, stu. stuart: i will do that and good morning. good morning, everyone. this is the day we celebrate the life and achievements of doctor martin luther king. yes, we do, but look at this, on this day of celebration, our nation capital looks like a fortress. at the center washington dc is totally locked down or 25000 national guard troops are stationed drop out all. more on the way, all of this as we prepare for the transfer of power and the inauguration wednesday. when a new president
takes power, it should be somewhat joyful occasion, but with the capital looking like an army camp it's anything but and by the way and national guard troops themselves will be screened many times over. authorities are worried about an attack from within. also, the articles of impeachment may be sent to the senate and we have no idea when it impeachment action may be taken. again, hardly a celebratory atmosphere. come thursday morning, president biden plans a world when of executive action designed to reverse president trump's policies. we will tell you what is the plan and how much could be achieved. look at this, the migrant caravan is on its way, around 9000 strong. what will of the administration do when it reaches our southern border? we don't know, but an official on the biden team is asking the biden's to delay their arrival. election of joe biden encourage the migrants,
but now the team realizes they have a problem on their hands. lets get to money as the markets are closed today we can show you the action and futures with the dow jones on the down ever so slightly, tiny gains in the nasdaq and smp, no real indication of how it will open tomorrow morning, but we would show it anyway. bitcoin, $37000 executive per coin, always active, always open, 37000 as of now. in a few seconds, "varney & co." will begin. ♪♪ stuart: wake up, everybody. it's a holiday, but wake up. it's monday morning, mlk
day and washington is on lockdown ahead of the inauguration wednesday. the fbi-- i will repeat this, to planning to that all 25000 national guard troops over fear of an insider attack. pete hegseth is with us. do you think these are legitimate concerns are likely necessary, pete? >> i don't know. are not looking at the same intelligence, but i do know 25000 troops, two divisions worth of servicemembers to defend a virtual inauguration does seem excessive. have a couple things in mind. you have leaders on the ground who don't want what happened january 6, to happen again so there's a cover your career and part of this which has led to overreaction of the amount of troops and i think there's also because it's the capital and how everyone and people have characterized what happened january 6, there is the idea if it wasn't insurrection then we need to make it look like it could've taken
over that capital and it's truly ongoing. same thing with term-- turns to letting national guard members. you are allowed to have political opinions and be republican or defend-- democrat. you swear an oath to defend the constitution and when you do the vetting, how far are they going. there-- they are screened for extremist groups when you come to the military, but can you believe in stopping the steel, recounts, can you support president trump? does that put you in a bad place in the light of leadership? how they met that to the soldier level will be interesting to watch. the idea and national guard member will turn on joe biden on inauguration day i find to be far-fetched and they are there to protect the commander-in-chief, not be a part of a coup
effort. i think it's built up to make sure it looks like the institution of trump supporters are out to get joe biden the. stuart: putting let-- negative political theater in a way. i went to moveon. thousands thousands of honduran migrants, 9000 strong are counting on biden when they get to the border, they are counting on joe biden to keep this promise. roll of tape i will stand and immigration bill to the migration senate with a pathway to citizenship for over 11 million undocumented people in america. some of you will get mad, but no one will be deported in my first 100 days. there will not be another wall constructed on my administration. stuart: look, 9000 strong this caravan and by the way they are making demand, they demand the biden administration honor their commitments. they are making demands. what a mess.
>> i mean, they have no standing to make demands as they aren't us citizens, but if you listen to the way democrats talk you know want you get in you won't be deported and you have access to healthcare. ultimately there is a catch and release program in a pathway to citizenship that they talked about in the challenges that elections have consequences because a lot of what the trump administration did was on the money was through executive action which means it could be undone and if they remain in mexico policy, all of these things, very very effective in deterring people to come to the border, if and when they are gone completely which will happen early the caravans will only grow in number and frequency and the demands will be, let us in. we have the magic words we can say at the border which means you can't stop us, we are refugees and now the process works in their favor. stuart: it's a crisis of their own making and we have yet to
see how it plays out. pete hegseth, thank you for being with us. let's stay with biden's other promises. here are some other things he says he will do through executive action, extend the pause on federal student loan payments, rejoin the paris climate accord, reversed the muslim travel ban, launch the 100 day challenge, halt evictions and foreclosures and considering canceling the keystone pipeline permit. stephen moore back with us this monday morning. put it all together and what you make of this, steve? >> i warned you, stuart. i warned the people watching "varney & co." every week for the last number of months that joe biden is not a moderate and it will be a very left wing radical agenda that joe biden and the democrats bring and boy are they doing it. let's talk about thursday we had the $1.9 trillion spending
on top of the 900 billion we just passed and then last night we get the news that joe biden wants to cancel the keystone pipeline and by the way some people understand stuart, that's the pipeline that brings the oil and gas from canada and the dakotas down to texas anthropic can treat. it's a vital infrastructure project. correct me if i am wrong, stuart, that joe biden said he was for infrastructure, but he wants to cancel a major infrastructure project that could be five to $10 billion in economic development in thousands and thousands of jobs. i don't understand the climate change obsession by the left is trumpeting their concern about jobs and wages for americans. stuart: the question is though, how much can you get done with executive action? most things he requires congress, congressional approval, legislation, but there is a limit to
what you can do with executive action. am i right? >> stuart, donald trump showed you can do a lot with executive action, some of donald trumps major victories were things he did through executive action and he is the one who basically approved the keystone pipeline and allowed it to go forward. remember, obama kept that battle of fort 18 years so i think there's a lot the president elect joe biden can do when he comes into office and the two top priorities are both anti- america priorities putting america back in the paris climate accord which by the way china doesn't have to comply with for another 10 years and i went to say also about the pipelines because it's an important issue with respect to our energy and national security. joe biden says we can't build pipelines in the us. meanwhile, stuart, on the other side of the globe china and russia
are building a 10 billion-dollar pipeline to pipe line the oil and gas from russia to china. power to enemies can build pipelines to have energy, but we are canceling our super does that make any sense to you, stuart? stuart: no, no, no, it does not make sense at all and for america to lose its energy dominance and independence is a tragedy. on sorry. , not of time but we will see you soon. let's look at parler. their site, you know this is a central network, their site appears to be back online, not on the app. give me exactly what is parler status? susan: not entirely back online but when you go to the website there is a message. parler ceo telling fox news they are confident they will be fully back online by the end of this month, not just yet. parler has had a tough time after they were kicked off amazon cloud
and now they say they have another place to go instead. parler registering its domain with host sharing website epic. small but important step to getting back online. parler has not only vendee platform by by amazon but also kicked off apple and google app store. parler says all three pulled the plug without much warning. stuart: that's just outrageous, in my personal opinion. tell me more about apple chief tim cook is defending the parler shutdown. susan: on fox news is sunday we had tim cook say parler could make a return to take a listen. >> we looked at that incitement to violence that was on their and we don't consider the free-speech incitement to violence has an intersection. if they get their moderation together they would be back on their. susan: cook also says the capital riot the breach was one
of the saddest moments of his life witnessing an attack on democracy in the capital and said that app store should not be a part because rules and regulation and when asked about the power of big tech he said it's not monolithic meaning there are several companies out there and they don't have 100% authority, but he declined to answer about the future apple car. stuart: i don't think-- i think it's wrong about parler, i don't think you should censor a type of opinion, but that's my opinion. susan rice said to lead president biden's domestic policy council. however, grinnell warns that her power will not stop there. watch this. >> i think you need to watch a susan rice closely. she will be the shadow president. stuart: the shadow president. former acting dni, rick grinnell will join me in
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lauren: goldman says a 6.6% growth for the us this year, up from 6.4% crediting to the 1400-dollar stimulus checks. they say they will cause a large spike in how much income americans a spend so all in they don't expect all the elements in the plan to pass, but they are optimistic for state aid , education and unemployment insurance benefits projected by the end of the year the jobless rate falls to foreign half percent, stuart. stuart: with a 6% growth, i would call that a solid economic rally. if we get it, of course. we also looked at china as an indicator. they appear to be very successful, their economy grew at 2.3% rate in 2020.
the said consumer spending, but they grew 2.3%. give me the full story. susan: the only major economy to report growth in 2020 and credits say it's hard to believe since that's the origination of the virus and china did some things differently, but they got their economy growing once again according to these official numbers and they did things differently than the us. instead of cutting interest rates and handing out stimulus checks they pumped up the family floor producing mass exports, laptops, ppe and people also don't realize china like the us is mostly consumer driven with retail sales still week 2% growth is still growth, but the weakest year since 1976. you have to think, do you believe these numbers and do they make sense? stuart: do you believe the numbers? well, not going to comment. thank you. here's some shocking news, a batch of moderna's vaccines in california had to be thrown out because of
allergic reactions. lauren, how many doses are we talking about that were thrown out? lauren: all of them in that batch so 330,000. we know the allergic reaction happened that one clinic. the clinic was in san diego. 287 providers across california were told to toss what they received from the same moderna batch out of caution we don't know exactly what the allergic reactions work. they had been described as quote severe. the clinic had to close for a few hours to switch to a different shipment from moderna, but 330,000 doses is pretty significant, about attempts of what california has distributed the spark. a lot of people have a question, will i have a allergic reaction and how severe will it be and there were a handful at this clinic in san diego. let's bring in-- well,
let's talk about doctor anthony fauci. he says the new: strains that appear in brazil and south africa are more ominous. let's bring in dr. matt mccarthy. doctor, what does ominous meaning and do you think we will need new drugs and new vaccines because of this variance? >> we will be hearing about new variants every week from here until we reach heard immunity because we are finally looking for them. going to focus on one of the new variants called p1 in brazil. it's concerning or ominous because it started to emerge in a place where 75% of people were thought to be infected where they thought they achieved heard immunity and suddenly the virus creeps back meaning we may have to up the vaccine. we aren't there yet. nothing about these variance changes the way i is a doctor approach my diagnostics or therapeutics.
i'm not using new drugs are changing the methods , but it may mean months from now that we need to consider updating the vaccine. the key question for regulators as how much safety and efficacy data are you going to require to update those vaccines , will it be nine months worth of data like the first round or can we fast track things because we see the vaccines have been largely safe and effective. that's the key question, but the essential principle is that the more you look the more you find and we are finally looking for variance and we will find more of them. stuart: tell me about johnson & johnson's vaccine. it's only one shot and doesn't need deep refrigeration. when will we see this? >> looks like we are weeks away, not months. the past week they published some of their data. this is basically telling people like me who always viewed these things with a healthy dose of skepticism that their vaccine does
induce a strong community response and i was delighted by the data i reviewed. it's really going to change the way we vaccinate americans. if we can get the single-dose vaccine on the market, because right now it's a huge headache for most americans to get vaccinated. they are filling out these long questionnaires. they are jumping through all of these hoops and if we could get the single-dose easily refrigerated vaccine out into the marketplace, we could be more aggressive with going to find people, i mean, i get hit up by telemarketers who are trying to attack me with stuff. we should hit up people to say we have the vaccine let's get it in your arm and a johnson & johnson i think will help us get over the hump so it's not such a hassle to get these vaccines. look for that in the next two or three weeks took it will be a major advance as we try to get to heard immunity. stuart: yes, a major advance indeed peered doctor, always a pleasure and thank you for sharing your expertise.
president-elect joe biden plans to take over side of vaccine distribution away from state or local governments. he's going to put it in the hands of the federal government. edward lawrence is with us. that's a real shift going from state to federal oversight. do you think it extends the timeline of vaccination? >> that's a good question. this boils down to bigger government and president-elect joe biden wants to take over the vaccination from the state and give it-- he's asking to spend $160 billion on a national vaccination program. biden will open large vaccination centers and higher 100,000 public health professionals. senior biden administration officials tell me those people would facilitate vaccinations as well as help counties provide contact tracing. this is bypassing the system already in place at the local level. of those officials say is necessary because the
inherited what they call a disaster getting shots into people's arms. so far operation warp speed has delivered 31.2 million doses to states, but only 12.3 million doses have been given. of the head of operation warp speed said it could be better. >> we really look forward to the improvements of doing and learning by doing this will bring and already we can see there's acceleration of about 800,000 to 900,000 people every day and also we look forward frankly to learn from what the new team and administration will bring us further supported immunization. reporter: you heard him say the numbers are accelerating in the biden in ministration plans to rename the project. no word if they will completely dismantle it as of yet. biden promised 100 million americans be vaccinated in the first
100 days and from the noses-- numbers the doses will be delivered, but states must open up to get more people vaccinated. you have seen the ramp-up and they would need 1 million a day to reach the 100 million people in 100 days. stuart: we all have hopes for the johnson & johnson single shop-- shot. a lot of hope placed in jmg at this point. thank you. let's get back to money. bitcoin market always open. 36995 as of now up 3.8%. jeff sica is going to join me soon. big tech ramping up efforts to tempt out on free speech and a former facebook executive wants to up the ante by eliminating all conservative ideas on tv that means, one point of
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stuart: we are weeks here for you, even if the market is closed to. the markets are closed today as it's mlk day and we are showing new futures, little movement for any major indicators this monday morning. tv and movie studios in hollywood are reopening production. they shut down because of the virus in california, but they are reopening. jeff sica is with us. jeff, they are opening up with some very severe protocols for the movie sets. do you think it will last, this opening up? >> well, i mean, california's are proving again they are truly the theater of the absurd. you have the greatest percentage of the lockdowns at the highest percentage of cases in the nation with a million in los angeles yet it seems with the stay-at-home orders that the only way to really even leave your house is
if you make a movie or some a television show. there's a lot of irony here and yes, what you said is true. they have some very very serious protocols that they have to contend with because on each facet, there's going to be officials checking in to make sure these very rigorous protocols are followed and if they are not, then those production will be shut down and anyone who is in the movie or tv business knows when the shutdown of production and then to have to reopen it it cost way more than just staying shut or stain open so they have a lot to contend with. plus, now they will have to contend with the fact that there are a lot of people that probably woke up this morning spitting angry that are in the restaurant business or hotel business that cannot open but the movie people can open.
stuart: you know,-- but they are desperate for content with all the streaming services which need new content. you have advertisers that want to make new ads. there must be a huge demand for content which hollywood at this point can't fulfill. >> there's a massive demand, i mean, i love ncs wash hands and was-- ncs los angeles and i've been watching it over and over that's one of the shows that will film this week. one thing is for sure, people have planted themselves and their recliners, their couches i have seen some reports that on average during the lockdown people consumed from five to six hours of content a day, so you have these streamers that need to keep people interested, keep them locked in instead of watching the same thing over and over again.
if they don't feed the consumers with content, they will find some other way to occupy themselves and it's not going to be good for hollywood. stuart: hold on a second. i have some more items, but i wanted to susan with this report that apples working on a new kind of iphone screen. that's right up your alley, susan. susan: this has been making the rounds for a month with bloomberg the latest reported. apple considering six to 8-inch foldable phone's. think of something foldable like the disease flick which is similar to the iconic motorola razor's back in the day. at affordable iphones woke him out for a few more years according to bloomberg. you can only expect may be minor tweaks from 2021 iphone upgrade may be within in screen fingerprint scanner. we know apple is
reporting results on the 27th and according to indication iphone 127 fine off the shelves-- flying off the shelves. stuart: back to you in a second. some starbucks restaurants in new york city closed yesterday at of inauguration day. lauren, why are they closing-- look, the inauguration is in dc and their closing starbucks in manhattan, why? lauren: i thought the same thing. many starbucks in manhattan were close yesterday because the local store management thought it was necessary out of caution in case the planned protests we were learning about that they were hearing about, in case they turned a violent. they didn't want looting that they happened-- they starve the summer with the george floyd anti- police of violence. all the locations that closed yesterday should be open today. the new york police
department says the protest, the threat is there, but there's no evidence that it's going to reach the level that would warrant a business closing, but local store management at some starbucks decided to do that yesterday. stuart: i think that's a political move. that's just my opinion. some markets really are opened as the stock markets closed on wall street, but you can always trade us treasuries. they are doing it now and the yield is 1.09%. you can always trade gold and gold is up $4, but still down at $1834 per ounce and of course there's always bitcoin, 36330. is that stability, susan? susan: we need to look at 40000 and that's the important line across the sand according to j.p. morgan when it comes to where bitcoin might trade. the record was above 42000.
the grayscale bitcoin trust which is probably the easiest way to buy bitcoin, it's very popular and in fact it holds around 22.9 billion in money in cash right now and every day 100 million goes in and out of the fund, mostly in. we need to remain at these levels or bitcoin could slide even further from there . you have plenty of opinions this morning for do you have something i'm bitcoin? stuart: yes, we are about to rejoin jeff sica who's a well-known bitcoin bowl. he's been a bowl on bitcoin for some time. you are back, show. do you recommend to our viewers as of now that they go out and buy bitcoin@$36000 according >> i recommend they go out and buy it, but by a lot of motion sickness pills and really really do a lot of soul-searching if they
want to be in this volatility because last week was a wild wild ride. you had christie norgaard who warned the entire world in her infinite wisdom that they could lose all their money and bitcoin. it plummeted. what i see, stuart, is that you can see a lot of people that are very very concerned about governments printing excessive money in the trillions in the us and bitcoin is being viewed as a protest against all of that money printing and a way to maintain purchasing power. you have this massive selloff last week and what really impressed me was how quickly people jumped back in when it hit in the 30000 mark, they jumped back in and it went back up, so it's got some legs. it certainly has legs.
stuart: jeff sica, you are on tape monday, january 18, and jeff sica says by bitcoin at $30000-- $37000 according to thank you. next, the nation's capital, our nation's capital lockdown bracing for unrest ahead of biden's inauguration. brad blakeman was in charge of george bushes in our garage and-- inauguration and he is here next hour. the biden white house will hold its first press briefing on inauguration day, but he remember all those softball questions reporters during the campaign next if you have forgotten, we will refresh your memory. >> would you consider filing for reelection early next year to show you won't be a lame duck >> a lot of people are wondering what the inauguration will look like. >> one vanilla, one chocolate. stuart: that's almost laughable. will we see the same
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stuart: those hotel chain has canceled the planned fundraiser for republican senator josh holly. susan, guess they were getting pressure from social media. susan: here's their explanation riding on twitter we are horrified and opposed to the events that the capital events. in light of those events and for the safety of gas and team members we imported the host of the february fundraiser it will no longer be held at loews hotel. state politicians also joining others questioning why the
hotel's word supported treasonous politician who would rather see democracy burn for his own political gain. the event was charging up to magpie thousand dollars for the tickets. he's from missouri and i guess one of his annual fundraisers that has actually done very well for him. stuart: i remember josh holly the publisher canceled, but has he found a new publisher? susan: first, his book canceled by simon and schuster, but he's now signed with a leading conservative publisher in the book will be available in the spring of this year. as you remember his book was canceled right after the capital breach and looks like he has found another platform. stuart: lets see how with self. thank you. does everyone remember the mac eight etf? that's a fund that has the highest number of workers donating to
republicans. i would call it a pro trump fund and here's the man who runs it, hal lambert. since the riots you are fund has gone up. i was not expecting that >> we have actually had the best performance in the three years we have had the fund since the election so it's done well and it's trading near its highest or to the company is in it and i like-- you know, corporate america is declaring war much of corporate america is declaring war on the republican base. you talked about loews cats olene josh holly and i urge people to push back. if you are a supporter of republicans of josh holly, donald trump, you don't have to stay at lows so there needs to be pushed back. my fund is one of the ways to push back and invest in companies that are supporting republicans. stuart: widger fund invest in say banks with senator warren
going after them? >> well, we are invested in banks. interestingly, banks have been doing well lately as you have seen. i think with the 10 year, it will be a bigger factor and i think elizabeth warren will have a harder time. some of the banks are saying they won't support the senators that voted against certification and citigroup is one. who do they think will protect them from senator warren? it's insane and virtues signaling. they don't even have to make these announcements. if they don't want to give do certain candidates, just out there don't have to publicly say they are not going to. they didn't do this when barbara boxer did this against george bush. the democrats against bush and it from have had people that did not want to vote to certify and barbara boxer is a perfect example in no one said they would not
give to barbara boxer or support candidates that did that. stuart: i think some of our viewers wealth the surprised at your fund goes up. thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. next case, national rifle association filed for bankruptcy, but that's not all. and they are moving, lauren? lauren: quote dumping new york and moving hq to texas. the nra has been a new york registered nonprofit since 1871. now they went to exit the political and regulatory environment of new york for texas. we saw tweets over the weekend from governor cobbett saying welcome. the final straw was when the new york attorney general filed a lawsuit over the summer to dissolve the nra alleging insiders, their top people funneled money to benefit families and associates.
experts say the nra could be use the bankruptcy is left tactic to positive litigation. they are controversial, but 5 million members a strong and those members often vote for lawmakers that support the second amendment. stuart: they have joined the exodus out of new york city. thank you. the incoming biden administration has this message to the migrant caravan. don't come. you won't get in immediately. now, the caravan is making demands of its own as it continues towards our border. we will tell you what they are asking for. nbc chuck todd already trying to write history before the end of president trump's term. watch this. >> even as when you got it just from accomplishments and sort of what he did, it's really hard to judge it by anything other than a failed presidency.
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stuart: new cdc rules starting later this month will require all international passengers included americans to be tested for the virus before traveling here to america. even if they have the vaccine already. jeff hoffman is our travel guides. jeff, i can imagine that this is good news for the airline industry. i can't imagine that taking all these tests will encourage people to fly. what say you? >> i agree with you. at the idea was that if summit countries still aren't accepting americans with travel restrictions because of the high number of cases we have here and international travel isn't coming into the us. the airlines need international travel. it was down 75% in december over last year, but it's not only getting the test here
before you leave turkey you need to test both ways. a lot of americans eight if i go to that country and i have to be tested with-- within 72 hours of my departure, how do i know i can find and get a test in the country i'm in so it's causing stress as people are worried about being stranded if they must present a test and they don't know where to get one in the country they are going to. stuart: seems to me that all these competitions extend the period to when we might get back to something approaching normal for international travel. are we putting it off till 2023 or 2024? >> i had talked to a lot of airline ceos and executives around the world including people who now say 2024 because the airlines need business travel and international travel. that's where the money is and we are pushing them back further and make it more difficult at this point. it's in an effort to make people feel more comfortable, but they
are more comfortable about these requirements they are not sure they can meet. stuart: what year did you say would return to normal? >> 2024. they think it will take a few more years before based on their study of all of the airlines and i also think that. i think 24 before we see quote back to normal and as we have talked about that's the new normal with less business travel. internal meetings a lot of companies won't fly for internal meetings. business travel won't come all the way back. stuart: jeff hoffman, thank you for joining us. disaster for me. i had two sons in australia and new zealand and i'm not seeing the grandchildren for years. more "varney & co." coming out. ♪♪
♪. stuart: i regret to say there is not that much business being taken care of in new york city. certainly not in midtown manhattan at this point. the places still deserted. it is 10:00 eastern time on the east coast. we've got a big show for just ahead even know though the markets are closed. this hour we have brad blakeman,
peter morrissey, cabot phillips n 11:00 hour, ric grenell, will came and andy puzder and more. down for the dow, up for the nasdaq. s&p. this is just the futures trading not great indicator for how we might open up tomorrow. we'll see about that, you join us tomorrow please. now this. this is the headline from "the los angeles times," make america california again. that's biden's plan. now, to "the l.a. times" this is something worth celebrating but to the rest of us, my opinion, it's a dire warning. the article correctly points out the important role that politicians from california will have in the incoming administration. janet yellen at the treasury, she is a professor at berkeley, california. jennifer grand ham, also a
berkeley professor, slated to become energy secretary. javier becerra will be the secretary of health and human service the in california he was the powerful attorney general. speaker pelosi from the san francisco area. california senator kamala harris will resign from the position. as "the l.a. times" points out sheave will be in every advisory meeting. california and politicians are the go-too state for policy initiatives. we should all be concerned about this influence because california has made such a mess of some issues. we're told that the biden team will make climate policy a priority. oh, watch out! california's climate initiatives produced blackouts, wildfires and the most expensive gasoline in the country. there is immigration. california is a sanctuary state. it is home to a estimated three million illegals. that is a mess, created in part
by javier becerra, our hhs secretary. i'm sorry he was california -- he will become america's hhs secretary. he was attorney general in california. how will the rest of us feel? we're to be led by progressives from a state whose own government is floundering and whose governor may be thrown out of office with recall? unsettling our country trying to emerge from pandemic should attorney to a state known for it its policy failures. why don't we turn to successful states like texas and florida? make america california again? no changes. the second hour of "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ stuart: 48 hours to joe biden's inauguration and washington is on full lockdown. brad blakeman is with us.
brad was in charge of george w. bush's inauguration in 2001. he was the managing director of the 1989 inauguration. all right, brad, do you think 25,000 national guardsmen plus a total lockdown of the entire city, certainly in a city, how does that appear to you? do you think that is justified? >> no, i don't. i think martial law has been declared not only in our nation's capitol but our major cities. it is disgraceful. let this sink in to the american people. we have more troops in our capital preventing americans from participating in our democracy than our borders defending it. i worked with the secret service to facilitate crowds, not eliminate from participating in innaguration. this is not the america that i want to be part of and to remember. we have to change this. this is a cancer on our democracy when you prevent citizens from participating in it and stifling, not only the first amendment rights, but
their ability to witness history. this is not the way children should remembering the inauguration of our next president. this is just wrong. stuart: not much we can do about it though, is it? >> no. and not right now. but i think it is up to the american people to say that this is unacceptable. what we're going to witness on wednesday should chill every american. i don't care whether you're identify as republican, democrat, whatever you are, this is not the way a democracy is to proceed. we can, we can guard against bad things happening. we do it in every major event we do whether the super bowl or inauguration, other large events, 4th of july, new year's eve in new york city. you just can't blame this on the pandemic this goes far beyond what would have been done in precaution for the pandemic. stuart: but it is not being blamed on the pandemic, brad. it is being blamed on what
happened on wednesday january the 6th and the storming of the capitol. i mean their rationale, their rationale for this is we don't want anything like that to happen again. we'll take maximum precautions to stop it. that is their reason for doing this. >> well you can't, you can't identify the majority of americans with the, with the terrible behavior of a few. don't punish good and decent americans who want to participate in the changing of government. this is not the way it was intended. this is not the way it should work. stuart: can we, could you just update us on your facebook status? last time you were on the show last week you told us you had been blocked, suspended on facebook because of a post you put out there on aoc. i believe your account has been reinstated, that accurate? >> yes. i attributed it to the power of varney. right after i appeared on your show and spoke about the a post
that i did a year ago criticizing aoc for her own words on socialism, speaking favorably towards it, i was suspended. then i appear on your show shortly thereafter. i get a notice they reviewed my post and it does not violate community standards. i have been fully reinstated. stuart: we're glad to hear it. i would be delighted to say we had something to do with your reinstatement. we won't claim credit. very glad to see you on facebook. a little chip, chipping away at the censorship of conservatives. we want to see more of that. brad blakeman, you're all right. thank you, sir. >> thank you. stuart: we know that president trump will not be in attendance at the inauguration. so, susan, can you tell what he is going to do? susan: heading off 8:00 a.m. wednesday morning, according to reports, last flight on air force one, off to mar-a-lago post-presidency.
no pentagon farewell be president trump might get a 21 gun salute, red carpet, color guard, military band a lot more. unprecedented at joint andrews base. president trump as you mentioned not participating in the inauguration event. he will get his own fairwell at his farewell flight. stuart: i understand. that is the details. all right, susan, thanks very much indeed. next case nbc's chuck todd. now he slammed the trump administration. he says it could not be labeled as anything but a failed presidency. blow. watch this. >> even as you look at it just from accomplishments and sort of what he did, it's really hard to judge it by anything other than a failed presidency. stuart: just from his accomplishments it is a failed presidency? i just don't get that. peter morici. he is an economist. peter is joining us now. i can't brief you would say it's
a failed presidency when you look at his economic accomplishments. >> absolutely. president trump brought unemployment down to record low levels. he reduced poverty to the lowest levels it has been since the 1950s. we had notable accomplishments for minorities and women in terms of rising incomes especially for minorities and they dramatically increased the net worth of minorities over the last three years. it was overall a very solid performance and these were all accomplishments that evaded barack obama. you know if joe biden returns us to the obama economy he will simply finish second or third across the last three administrations. he is going to be significantly challenged with his california mentality and from a basement in delaware to raise the economy to the level of donald trump. because his policies are so wrong-headed. stuart: what do you make of this sudden desire on the part of some big democrat states to open up and i'm thinking particularly
of new york state and the timing of this desire to open up right, right before the inauguration? suddenly we're all talking about opening up, what's with this? >> well it is the same thing as the state of washington deciding that maybe they need too finally clean up the streets of seattle. they were very happy to shut down the economy and to let terrorists run wild in manhattan and chicago and seattle so it would give donald trump a black eye. and now that joe biden is in office they're going to enforce the law and they're going to put athe economy back to work which are basically saw was mayor de blasio punishing the people of the city of new york because he wanted to make a statement about donald trump. it's absurd. if anybody should be impeached it's bill de blasio, not that i condone some of the things that trump you know, condoned in his last days but really, there has been a lot of very questionable behavior by politicians in
democratic states not being loyal to their oaths but rather to their party affiliations. stuart: okay. do you think it was deliberate that the big democrat states shut down far more than republican states because they wanted a poorly-performing economy under president trump? do you think it was that deliberate? >> i think it was more like virtue signaling. that since republican states were staying open they had to show they were committed to a better ideology, the religion of liberalism or progressism by shutting down. it is very unfortunate but there is a certain tropism on the left and far right, if you do certain things in line with the ideology you will get favorable economic results and that is just not the case. you watch. over the next several weeks somebody like jared bernstein will try to tell us raising the minimum wage will actually increase employment or certainly won't have any effect even
though the congressional budget office found that the 15-dollar an hour minimum wage would cost us $1.3 trillion. that is going to happen. that is going to be virtue signaling. it is a riot. this president, this new incoming president says he wants to put science first. larry summers, one of the top economists in the country and top democrats said, some of his ideas like the $2000 stimulus payments are a bad idea but he wants to do them anyway. stuart: we hear you. peter morici. i'm sure you will be back soon. thank you, peter. >> take care. stuart: we've got goldman sachs raising growth forecast for america after joe biden unveiled his stimulus plan. all right, lauren, what did they raise their growth estimate to? >> 6.6% growth. that is projected for this year. the 1400-dollar stimulus check, they say that is going to ramp up consumer spending.
they project the unemployment rate dipped 4 1/2% come the end of the year. now goldman says growth for 2022 and 2023 much more subdued, 4.3%, 1.6% respectively. you know what, stuart? that might have to do with biden's economic policies and agenda being implemented after the economy recovers from the pandemic shock. stuart: if they're right, that would be a very strong growth rate, 6.6%. we'll see. lauren: for 21 and 4.3 for 22. stuart: still very strong, actually. lauren, thank you. we have former facebook insider openly calling to censor conservative voices. >> we have to turn down the capability of conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences. there are people on youtube for example, have a larger used yens than day time cnn. stuart: oh, turn down the the
conservative voice. we'll get into that. cabot phillips will be with us. he is fired up about it. the majority of americans say the country is racial lip divided. can a new president fix it? alveda king is here with her thoughts on this martin luther king day. first one state wants to let you sue social media companies overcensorship. the lawmaker who is proposing the bill is here and he joins us next. ♪. we made usaa insurance for members like martin. an air force veteran made of doing what's right, not what's easy. so when a hailstorm hit, usaa reached out before he could even inspect the damage. that's how you do it right. usaa insurance is made just the way martin's family needs it with hassle-free claims, he got paid before his neighbor even got started.
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s&p. the oil market, always open somewhere and this morning the price of west texas interimmediate, $52 per barrel. the gold market always open no matter where you are you can trade gold up today, but not much, a quarter of 1%. gold still stuck down there in the $1834 per ounce level. then we have parler, the website is back online but not on the app. susan, is it really back, can we use it? susan: no, not yet. it does at least have a message saying we're coming back soon. parler's ceo telling fox news last night they are confident they will be back online by the end of this month, not yet. this is after being kicked off sampson's cloud platform on sunday evening. parler found another place to host the website instead. they are registering with a small website. small but a step. parler was deplatformed by
amazon but kicked off the apple and google app stores. parler said all three pulled the plug in 24 hours without much warning. they didn't have time to clean up the sites according to their standards and stay online. stuart: they didn't want to give them time. they wanted them off the air. that is my opinion, susan. >> you're allowed to have your opinion. stuart: i am indeed. thank you. our next guest is introducing a bill that would allow for lawsuits against social media if they engaged in censorship. tom cading, now he is a state representative from north dakota. let me be clear, tom, this only applies to your state, north dakota, but you tell us what would your bill do in north dakota? >> yeah. thank you for having me on and you know, really what this bill does, it directly applies to north dakota residents. that is the jurisdiction we're in. that is where it applies but what this does, what this looks at in terms of the philosophy is
a website selectively posted information while suppressing other information or number two, uses true information to manipulate a narrative which they're interested in communicating to their users, this in effect can be defamation. so what my bill does is, does two things. if the company, the social media company censors outside the scope of their terms of service and censors outside the scope of section 230, then they could be liable. this gives them broad room to select a terms of service they want and still maintain their free speech rights but gives some recourse that those whose rights are being infringed upon by big tech social media companies. >> as we said, tom, this only applies to north dakota at your
state's level but do you think this is kind of a template for use in other elsewhere? >> absolutely. you know this last week, last 10 days i'm getting contacted by legislators all over the country, hey, can i have a copy of your bill? can i talk to the congressman in my state to see if we can introduce it here? this is really passionate and resonating with people. people are very concerned about what is happening with censorship in this free country. people are shocked at the level of censorship. i think one thing is certain censorship does not help the situation of division in our country. it does not de-escalate tensions and only makes things worse. it only makes those who are being silenced dig in deeper and become more suspicious of what's happening. stuart: tom kaeding, you are
absolutely right on this. good to see something being done about it. we appreciate it. thank you. >> thank you. stuart: let's hear from apple chief tim cook. he is firing bark at criticism big tech is censoring people. he is firing back. susan, with what he is saying. >> he said parler, could, could possibly make a return. >> we looked at the incitement to violence that was on there and we don't consider that free speech and incitement to violence has an intersection. susan: well, cook, also saying that the capitol riot breach was one of the saddest moments in his life, witnessing a attack on democracy and the app store. he said the app store should not be direct amplification for the internet. apple has rules and their own regulations. when asked about the power of big tech, it is not monolithic there are several companies out there that don't have 100% authority and talk about apple
car and future, i will decline on that for now. stuart: they do have monopoly google, facebook. they're monopolistic. susan: the argument they're private companies. not regulated as utility. they're not regulated by the government or receive a penny in subsidies so they can do anything they want. lawmakers have to change the rules, they have to change the laws. stuart: i agree entirely, they should change those laws because they're operating a monopolistic pattern. that would be my opinion. again my opinion, susan. still on censorship twitter blocking another conservative lawmaker. i will bet it is a republican, lauren. who is it? lauren: you bet correctly. congresswoman marjorie taylor-green, she was suspended by twitter for 12 hours when she
told trump supporters to mobilize. her account has been since restored. so we don't know exactly which tweets but she has been pretty vocal. she is a conservative from georgia. she was temporarily blocked by twitter. stuart: you're not allowed to be a vocal conservative. surely not. we appreciate your input there. remember joe biden's campaign promise, no deportations, remember this? >> some of you are going to get mad with me at this but nobody is going to be deported in my first 100 days. stuart: okay. well thousands of migrants are now making their way to the u.s. border. look at that on your screens. if they get in, they won't ever leave. all right? we've got the latest on that. racial division in america reaching new highs. alveda king tells us how we come together on this martin luther king, jr. day. she joins us after this.
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the polls tell us we are as racially divided as ever. alveda king is with us. xi is the niece of dr. martin luther king, jr. himself. always a pleasure to see your smiling face on our air. love to see you again. thanks for being here. >> same here, varney. happy new year by the way. stuart: to you, of course. joe biden says he wants to unify america. do you think he can do that? >> well, i believe first, i'm a christian evangelist so i'm looking to god to unify america. i'm praying for mr. biden very much and mrs. harris as well. i pray for every elected official regardless of party. so what it is going to take though not so much political rhetoric but really caring about the american people and that is going to be my prayer. stuart: when you say really caring about people, how does that translate into policy? >> well, when we consider his
policies, we know in the past that list policies have not always been friendly to the african-american community for example, with criminal justice reform and that type of thing. also, with policy, when you begin to raise taxes and not give people an opportunity in the small business sector, for example, to have their small businesses, to hire people, put people back to work, people do better when people are working and are busy in society. so i believe that genuine care something not a handout but rather a hand up and some of the policies i'm already hearing we're about to have will not do that. it will further cripple people with high taxes and entitlements rather than real opportunities to be a living and growing part of america. so i am concerned about that. my uncle, reverend martin luther king, jr., often
said we should learn to live together as brothers and sisters and note perish together as fools. if we treat each other as human beings one race, not separate races, one blood, science will tell you that, philosophy, religion, we are all one race we should treat everybody with the opportunity to be successful in society. stuart: alveda i have a brief clip from your new "fox nation" special. watch this one. >> martin luther king, jr. had a dream. so here is the question, can america dream again? >> yes. it can dream again. we just have to get back to what makes us great. and that is our children. stuart: al vide today, i'm told that you were cooking up cornish hens and sauteed mixed greens for your guests, that accurate? >> i actually cooked it. that is part of the king family
legacy with my dad, reverend a.d. king, and my mom, especially about who says. we would speak about policy, talk about god and whether better way to do that with friends and family than with food. stuart: that is example to us all. alveda king, what a pleasure and an honor to have you on the program. don't be a stranger. >> i won't. i won't. bye. stuart: all right. joe biden will take action against the keystone xl pipeline on hips very firms day. what does he want to do, lauren? lauren: he wants to cancel the permit for the 9 billion-dollar pipeline. it carries oil from the canadian oil sands all the way down to refineries in the u.s. biden reportedly looking to do so, yeah, day one in in. he doesn't consider it the climate friendly.
canada looking for support. they say they will union labor, cut back emissions. this is the backstory. the obama administration where he was vice president axed the keystone project six years ago. trump resupervisorred it. canada is part of construction well underway. the u.s. side is set back by environmental and legal setbacks. it would support 40,000 jobs. it may be a infrastructure project that biden simply can't get behind, stuart. stuart: we hear you, thanks, lauren. as the migrant caravan makes its way to u.s. border, a biden transition official is telling the migrants now is not the right time to come. tell me more about that, susan. susan: that is incredible interview. 7 to 8,000, including families and young children are in guatemala. the guatemala president office said these illegal mass movements are not acceptable. so the new biden administration
also urging travelers to abandon the dangerous journey. as you see with a few forces trying to hold back thousands, hundreds, with sticks and tear gas i would say this is incredible video. even if this caravan makes it through guatemala, mexico will prevent the caravan from crossing into the u.s. but first migrant caravan of the year. comes less than a week before biden takes office t will test joe biden, his administration policies when it comes to asylum, health care, all talking points as you remember on his democratic platform. by the way just to explain why we're seeing this type of movement, is that we have had to back hurricanes in november that of course exacerbated the poverty around violence that is the reason why these migrants are running. stuart: they think they have a better chance of getting into america because joe biden will be the president of the united states. that is -- susan: that will -- don't you think? stuart: it will be a huge test a huge test. what happens when they actually
arrive at the border? we really don't know at this point. susan, thank you. we're hearing some of president trump's plans for his final days in the oval office. what is he looking to do, lauren? lauren: plans to issue 50 and 100 pardons and commutations tomorrow. so fox news is reporting the list will likely be released in one large batch included on it, white color criminals, political alies. this is big question, the big unknown, does president trump pardon himself or his kids? many advisors warned him against that. they say it implies guilt complicated bit second impeachment. what about the capitol rioters? what about steve bannon, rudy giuliani, his personal attorney or tiger king star joe exotic who requested a pardon? already trump has given 4 pardons. most of those caught up in the russia mueller investigation --
94. that could come wednesday morning, it would be his fine, final day in office. stuart: last chance too. lauren, thank you. susan rice is set to serve in the incoming administration. ric grenell warns she may have a lot of control. roll tape. >> the progressives have clearly taken over him and susan rice being right there at the white house to be the shadow president is probably exactly where she wants to be, behind the scenes. stuart: ric grenell is on the show shortly. he will have more on that warning he just issued. the home of the new england patriots is transformed into a mass virus vaccination site. we'll take you to gillette stadium ahead of the first jabs right after this. ♪
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♪. stuart: all right, the markets are closed. it is martin luther king, jr. day. they are closed but we can show you futures, not indicating serious movement either way. got that. another mass vaccination site is opening up. it's at gillette stadium in massachusetts. molly line is live at the home of the patriots. if all goes well, how many vaccinations do they think they can do say per day? reporter: today the plan is to have at least 500 people vaccinated there are 500 appointment. next week they're hoping to do 1200 per day, ultimately ramping up to 5000 per day. as you mentioned home of the new england patriots this is the first mass vaccination site to be launched, the first big sports center across the northeast for this purpose. the goal is first-responders and health care workers. broadly, once it ramps up to
5000 people a day it will move into the general population across the state but they are not yet eligible. the elderly population, those 65 and holder here in the bay state have not been phase noodle guilt, massachusetts is give beginning vaccinations for all those living in congregate share facilities, nursing homes and that includes prisons. governor charlie baker defended the state's plan. >> we made the decision we would focus on what we consider populations were most at risk and all the data and all the evidence makes pretty clear that congregate care settings are at risk communities, no matter how you define them. reporter: big name venues being used for vaccine distribution from disneyland, the first super site in orange county. depends what state you live in whether you get the vaccine. joe biden criticized the
implementation as rigid. he urged more people to be vaccinated including those 65 and older. stuart, back to you. stuart: thank you very much indeed. dr. fauci said looking carefully at two new mutant variants of covid. their development is ominous. where are the variants coming from? susan: south africa and u.k. doesn't that sound scary. the uk one is supposed to be more contagious. fauci said he doesn't want people to panic. they're taking new strains very seriously, studying them to fully understand the threat they pose. these mutant strains may be more virulent but not necessarily more deadly which is the good news here. the nih will study if the vaccines work against them and make adjustments on what they find. when you talk about mutant strains that has to scare the heck out of a lot of people. stuart: i think it does. we got that one.
whether we need new vaccine or new drugs to treat the mutants. we'll see. susan: let's hope not. stuart: don't know. just don't know. susan, thanks. california officials thrown out a huge batch of moderna's vaccine after allergic reactions were noted. lauren, how. doses are we talking about? >> a lot. 330,000. they can no longer be distributed in california. issue is allergic reactions at one clinic san diego but 287 providers across the state were told that they too had to toss what they received from that batch just to be cautious. we don't know exactly what the allergic reactions were. they have been described as severe and affecting less than 10 people. the cdc and fda and california officials are investigating now. a lot of people have concerns if i have allergic reactions should i get a vaccine? stuart: yeah.
it's bad news for the state of california which is badly hit bit virus. lauren, thank you very much. lauren: ground zero. stuart: this is dramatic stuff. you got it. this is dramatic stuff. one former facebook insider is openly calling to censor conservative voices. watch this. >> we have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences there are people on youtube, for example, that have a larger day, larger audience than day time cnn. stuart: turn down these conservative voices. what does that mean? cabot phillips is here. he will sound off on that shortly. plus a new report finds the top 10 cities for losing residents are all run by democrats. more on that coming up too. ♪.
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36,000 bucks a coin. one big name wall street investment firm that says bitcoin has got to move above $40,000. okay which is the big firm and why are they saying this, susan? susan: jpmorgan says it's a line in the sand for bitcoin. you know bitcoin is probably the momentum trade of the momentum, as you know momentum is very technical. so, what that means is it needs to carry through and speed past several levels to accelerate to stay above it. jpmorgan says it needs to break through $40,000 to get back above its record high which was $42,000. remember these levels were down 10 to 12% from there. you're looking at move in the gray scale bitcoin trust which is the index fun that trades on bitcoin now worth $23 billion. that has $100 million of inflows each and every day. you need to stay at those levels to keep at those bullish levels. if it dips below that, that is a
buyerish sign for bitcoin pricing. stuart: we understand that, susan. susan: wow. stuart: i do understand these things occasionally. when you explain them right. that is the truth. susan, thank you. now then, take a look pat these, these 10 cities have had the largest exodus of people in 2020. what do they have in common? i will tell you. they're all run by democrats. these are the cities that people are leaving most. cabot phillips is with us. these people are heading to the red states. i can imagine those red state folks they're real worried that the newcomers will bring their politics with them. that is a concern, isn't it? >> it absolutely is. they're saying come to our city with open arms but don't come here bringing your democrat policies because they failed wherever you came from. that list gets further down you go. of 25 cities losing most people 23 controlled by democrats. i'm sure that is coincidence a common trend people are flocking
to cities for economic opportunity. they end up voting for democrats a promise of socialist utopia. voting for tree things is nice bying taxes for those things is not nice. opportunity goes down, regulation goes up. they look around saying where are the opportunities for me? it is in red states. of 10 states getting most people, nine of them are dominated by republicans. daily wire our publication we were stuck under the reign of governor newsom. we can't afford to do business for us. we fled to tennessee. no state income tax. a place open for business. that is a trend you will continue to see of people saying voting for policies didn't work. i need to get out. the question do they bring same policies to the new cities? like you said, people in the red states are hoping you don't. stuart: i can understand that. cabot, this one for you, a former facebook insider who wants conservative voices to be censored. watch this. >> we have to turn down the
capability much these conservative influencers to reach these huge audiences there are people on youtube, for example, have a larger audience than day time cnn. stuart: turn down capabilities to get niece conservative messages out. that's a straightforward call for censorship, right? >> that is exactly what it is. at least they're out in the open wit now. i can remember last four years anytime a conservative brought up question of social media censorship they were called, conspiracy theorist. that is ridiculous. they're out in the open conservatives need to be censored. this is self-own when he says conservative influencers have more influence for cnn. that is more of a problem for cnn the fact that conservatives can do that the timing when the big tech overlords are saying they start to censor more is interesting. they're doing it when president trump is essentially a lame duck. he doesn't have much political capital left. there is not time for him to
combat these things that timing is giving insight what the next three years will look like. big tech knows they will not have foes in the white house in congress t could be be a diffict two years for conservatives because there is no check in d.c. stuart: forces lining up against conservative opinion is significant. big tech that is an extremely powerful group of companies. social media, very powerful in the public square and the left, democrats on the left, they all want to get conservatives out. do you think they will manage it? they have got censorship, we've got censorship now, do you think it gets worse? >> i think it will absolutely get worse. hopefully as it gets worse people start to wake up and realize, wait a second we don't want to live in society doing this right now the left is scaring into submission anybody that can speak up. you have people in the middle not necessarily conservative
idealogues, why would they speak up i don't want to be pulled off of amazon servers to have our website taken down. i don't want to have to be censored. i don't want to deal with it a it its not worth it for those in the middle to speak up. i don't know what the solution is, stuart. i'm a man likes to throw you out with solution. if the government gets too involved that same power could be used against conservatives. the market doesn't seem to have a clear answer, clear solution. next few years will be vital. stuart: cabot phillip, i think it's a crisis of democracy. we'll see you real soon. >> thank thank you. stuart: big hour just ahead, ric grenell, will cain, andy puzder. plus one california elementary school to rank themselves based on power and privilege. third-graders? after this.
>> we have more troops in our capital preventing americans from participating in democracy then we have in our borders defending them. this is not the america that i want to be part of and to remember. >> what i do know 25000 troops, two divisions worth of service members to defend a virtual inauguration does seem excessive. >> if they don't want to give to certain candidates, just don't
give to them you don't have to come out publicly say you're going to. >> i warned the people watching "varney & company" every week for the last number of months that joe biden is not a moderate, i think climate change obsession by the left is trumping their concern about jobs and wages for americans. >> of joe biden returns us to the obama economy, he will simply finish second or third across the last three administrations ♪ ♪. stuart: groove in the heart, you're looking at a still deserted six avenue in your city, it's 11:00 o'clock on the east coast monday january the 18th, the markets are closed today in observance of martin luther king jr. day. we can however, check futures, not much of an indication how things open tomorrow, not much price move in at this point. we can show you bitcoin, that is
actively trading 24/7 365, 36000 per coin, it is down today, now this -- i'm sorry it is out entered up. you may dismiss this as a minor leagues incidents to no relevance. but to me it speaks volumes about the state of public education. here's the story at an elementary school in cupertino california third grade students were asked to evaluate themselves to classify themselves according to their power and privilege. these third-graders were told they were a dominant culture of white middle-class six gender educated able-bodied christian english speakers. the kids were being taught to think of themselves by the color of their skin. one of the parents in asian american, said the children were being taught critical race theory and it reminded him of
life in communist china, well said sir. this comes at a time when the teachers union has successfully pressed to the closure of the nation's biggest school district. in those areas, the largely minority students have missed the years worth of education, remote learning just is not working for these kids. but the biden administration wants to give the schools $175 billion. in an warmest amount of money. that money goes to teachers union wishlist which includes abolition of charter schools, one of the few bright spots in education today. but the teachers union was in lockstep with joe biden's presidential campaign and they have to be placated and rewarded. what a shame, our country has wonderful teachers, wonderful but there represented by a union which doesn't seem to care about the kids and their education. they are far more interested in progressive politics. this is not good.
the third hour of "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪. stuart: alright everybody i know just the right guy to respond to the editorial fox and fred we can co-hoax will kaine joined us now. you're a parent with young children, what is your answer to my editorial? >> what a great editorial it was, is not just a pair of young kids in school but the parent of kids in charter school, my kids in a charter school in new york city, school whose student body is primarily minorities of school whose student body is primarily low socioeconomic children on free and reduced lunch in the charter school that my kids are part of and i'm very passionate about this it's not theoretical and academic, i've
seen them play out in real life, the school that my children are part of, success academy is a difference between success and failure in life for most of these children, success academy which i just described produces students who be the rich white kids in suburban new york on the state exams. it's a model of education that we should learn from but instead what we get is to teachers unions, progressive politicians like bill de blasio and the american left in general now emboldened by joe biden who want to shut that down. why, it is a thorn in the side of their argument that the teachers unions are not the problem in public education. stuart: i'm glad you said that. i'm glad we came to someone who knows what they're talking about with personal experience of the charter schools in the schools in new york city. thank you very much for that contribution. don't go anywhere i want to talk to you about censorship.
i know your heart under the collar about that too, congressman devin nunes has a new warning about censorship. watch this. >> i think he was referring to covid but that's a whole another story i think there's another dark winter and that's a dark winter that half of americans being put into by the tech companies that are essentially an arm of the democratic party is be when he's talking about joe biden talking about a dark winter, devin nunes is seen at the dark winter because of the censorship from big tech. the censorship reminds me essentially of the lockdown. lock down there like censorship, you're not allowed to make your own choices, you're not allowed to assess your own level of risk, this is another threat to our democracy. >> absolutely, from your editorial, the beginning of editorial you said this might seemed like the minorly, it is not, teaching children to be races and view themselves to the
prism of their own skin, that's not the minor leagues, it's built on seen each other of individuals in the content of our character. a phrase we might want to remind ourselves about on this given day today. it's also not the minor leagues to talk about what's coming there sending a message loud and clear, aoc same time to rein in the press. facebook security executive from the last several years from extremes from isis, we shut down isis when we needed to, we needed to shut down conservative influence. it is the drumbeat, it is the feet marching towards us marching towards her freedom. it is not limited to our speech, let's not understate that, that is huge is limited to every aspect of our life whether locking down our economy come our jobs and children in schools or our freedom of speech i hope we hear that drumbeat in those footsteps. stuart: were keeping the drumbeat going actually, that's what we do here.
will cain, comeback soon. restaurants in big cities are hibernating for the winter. meaning they are closing because it doesn't make financial sense to open. andy has expansive running restaurants and he joins us now. if they hibernate you they survive. >> it is hard to say if you're running a business and losing money your first question dui lose more money when i'm open or more money when i'm close and if you lose more money when you're open then you close, now it comes time to read through to look at the circumstances of the minimum wage going up and think back to normal in new york city even though people are telecommuting you will have to look there's for you to open then it is free to stay close. stuart: there's no hope for some of these restaurants is there. there gonna be closing
permanently. there is so many restaurants and so many retail businesses that are on the cusp of failure, the situation has been so bad that the federal government has allocated $953 billion almost a full trillion dollars with a payroll protection program to help businesses try to survive and even with the trillion dollars businesses are still failing every day, they're losing tens of small businesses with the economic lockdowns and they may never open and they certainly will not open if the expenses are increasing. stuart: is in a incident that some of the lockdown states are now saying let's open up, governor cuomo of new york for example, lori and chicago is suggesting we have to open the restaurants. coincidence another were getting a new president? >> that's not coincidence at all, this was very political and
i been saying for months, by inauguration day this will go away i would say for a little time after inauguration day they want to at least look like a lockdown was totally political they may stay in effect for a while but once inauguration day is over i think you will see a lot let up, there will still be a question whether or not these businesses can open. stuart: got it, thank you for joining us, don't be a stranger, come back soon. i want to talk technology for second, the popular messaging app, whatsapp is delaying its privacy rollout that was scheduled for next month. susan is the ideal person to explain this to me, what is the hold up. susan: users are up in arms and going elsewhere like signal and telegram those are other encrypted chat apps that are number one or number two of the most downloaded apps in the planet after whatsapp announced the privacy changes as a result of the confusion, whatsapp says
they're pushing back the policy update for the middle of may instead of early february and the update was to allow users to message and interact with businesses on whatsapp but many users took that and they were concerned that that meant data harvesting from whatsapp and his parent company facebook and user data including messages which would be shared with businesses, those are supposed to be encrypted and that freaked out a lot of whatsapp users that are concerned about what the privately messaging and facebook history privacy and many people running for the doors and other messaging apps instead. stuart: good. thank you very much. next case, dating apps, dating apps are getting political. tell me more about this lauren. lauren: there is more to the story, dating apps including tinder and bumble have banned the capitol hill rioters from their site so basically they
swipe left anyone who is connected to the seed on capitol hill on january 6. however, on bumble many women change their profile status to conservative and what happened, at times they were contacted by one of the rioters bragging, he thought to conservative woman about the siege and then the woman reported them to the fbi. so while these conservatives or rioters are being banned on the site and might be in some cases for their own good because the women were tricking them to getting their information and reporting them to authorities. stuart: i'm not sure where i stand on this. i'll let it go. but i do understand it. thank you very much. the fbi warning of armed protest plans in all 50 states ahead of the inauguration will talk to former acting director of national intelligence ric grenell about that. what is the threat, remember what aoc said about censoring
the press, let's look at it again. >> were going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so you cannot dispute this information and misinformation. stuart: so will be up to the government to decide what is true what's not, does not sound like america to me we will deal with that next. ♪
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president-elect biden takes office. same day wednesday. come and adam guillette. adam, we know that the press treated biden with kid gloves we know the biden team doesn't take many questions, we know the biden team says you can ask a question but you can't, is this what we will see for the next four years? >> you know what we will see for four years, continuation of what we saw on the campaign trail, no hard questions about black lives matter or court packing or biden sons possible corrupt dealings, just adulation, it will be when you go to your grandmother's house for thanksgiving, hugs and kisses and love and once in a while if you're lucky peter doocy get the question. stuart: should the media stand for this? that's an insult to the media and insult to america if you can't ask open questions to the president. do you think the media will
stand for? >> unfortunately they clearly will, they should respect themselves and their profession better they should understand it is their job to hold this diminished ration accountable but they don't view him as someone to hold accountable they view him as an ally there's entirely complicit in this and is destroying journalism, these journalists own actions are destroying the credibility of their profession. stuart: i have been building this tape throughout the show and i'm going to do one more time, a former facebook insider wanting to see conservative influencers censored. roll it again. >> we have to turn down the capability of these conservative influencers to reach the huge audiences. people on youtube for example the have a larger audience than daytime cnn. stuart: that is outrageous, turning down the capacity of conservatives to express opinion, is this america or what? >> what is terrifying this is a
man who teaches at stanford, he is educating young minds with more ideas about pastors them, this man is a fascist and how incredibly lacking in self-awareness this guy is he talks about mainstream ideas and radical ideas and youtube's in these other channels of a much greater audience in cnn, perhaps those views are mainstream in history views are radical, he cannot even see it. stuart: here's another one we've been running for a long time, aoc says mark zuckerberg is partially responsible for the capitol hill riots and that comes days after she suggested a new commission to reign in the media, to control what she says is disinformation. she wants a government to control our information. again, just not america, have added adam. >> that's exactly right, the solution a bad speech, there is bad speech on the internet, the solution to bad speech is more
speech, what aoc is exposing is a dramatic difference between traditional liberals in today's progressives. liberals in the 60s had the free speech movement, they preach tolerance, they descended from the age of enlightenment, today's progressives are the exact opposite, they dissent from the age of marks, their totalitarians they only want to be on things they disagree with that's where their symbol is the fist they believe in using force to advance ideas no matter what, it is terrifying. stuart: we really have turned full-circle, 1962 - 1963 the free speech movement in berkeley california led by the late mary ottavio return complete circle, adam you should leader, thank you for being with us, come back soon. let's talk about tesla, we gotta change subjects, tesla's model why is rolling off the assembly
line. lauren: crossovers rolling off the production line and that's just a year after producing model three in the country, a short timeframe and tesla is dominating the electric car market, big reason why the stock has rallied 700% the past year making tesla another six or fifth largest company in the world elon musk either number one or two richest on the planet and tesla has a local chinese competition coming their way, excellent making in introducing self driving futures, another when the auto, and morgan stanley says they should look over their shoulders especially in the local market because they may not dominate for too long. stuart: got it, we should tell her viewers that the stock prices and the quotes were putting on this screen were friday's closing prices, the market is not open today so those are not active current prices, those are last friday's. a chinese vaping company want to
debut in america on the u.s. market. tell me who are they. lauren: our lx technology, newer company but the largest e-cigarette maker and is profitable on the heels of vaping be popular in china and in the u.s. there looking at 2.2 billion dollars and list on the new york stock exchange thursday, why is this significant despite the washington beijing pension u.s. exchanges are clearly away for foreign firms to fund raise their ignoring the risk of being kicked off if our regulators can't that their audits and they join them with many other chinese companies that raise 15 billion on u.s. exchange in 2020 alone that was the second-biggest year for chinese ipo in the u.s. stuart: one more for you lauren, china releasing gdp growth numbers for the year 2020. what is the story.
lauren: the story the only world economy to record growth, china grew 2.2% last year but consumers cut back, retail sales contracting 3.9%, that could be problematic because authorities are trying to increase domestic demand over the more traditional growth drivers like investment so we have a new wave of covid cases hitting the country, that could dense bedding ahead of the lunar new year and while china did grow 2.3% it was their weakest annual expansion since 1976, they are growing but at the same question whether you believe the numbers were not because their consumers are holding back and they have coping. stuart: do we believe the numbers, will figure that one out. a historic d.c. restaurant can keep the doors open thanks to the barstool fund.
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stuart: the fbi is warning no more arm protested state capitals that is ahead of the inauguration on wednesday former acting director of national intelligence is ric grenell and he joins us now. realistically can i call you mrr title. but realistically sir, what should we expect. >> first of all call me rick that's the most appropriate wording. i think when you look at what's happening in washington, d.c. you look at the number of troops and what the democrat who are leading washington to make the place safer doing you have to conclude one thing. walls work for politicians in washington, d.c. even though
they don't like walls working for the rest of america. what they are doing in building by putting up these walls is saying only the people who have permission get to come inside for the inauguration and that's what a wall is designed to do and i find it quite troubling that when it comes to politicians they make sure walls go up very quickly but when it comes to america people safety they try to make walls to be a racist tactic. stuart: is an outrageous situation that ordinary people are not allowed to take part in this inauguration in d.c., that's a real departure for our democracy i think. >> lets remember 234 people were arrested for writing during the trump inauguration. let me say that again 234 people for writing, this whole process
of turning the inauguration into political writing started when the democrats decided that they didn't want to support donald trump's inauguration and let's also remember we had more than 65 democrats not going to the inauguration, refusing to go to the inauguration where were supposed to celebrate a peaceful transition of power. so this started many years ago and i think it's only gotten worse where people politically protest and some small number of those people start moving into rioting, looting and burning down buildings, we saw last summer and we saw on a baseball field in washington, d.c. we saw portland, seattle, minneapolis and now the capital all terrible and we need to be joining together to condemn political protest the turn into rioting and learning looting and burning
of buildings. stuart: former obama national security advisor susan rice is going to lead the white house domestic policy council, you say she is really the shadow president, that would give her great deal of power when it. >> of course, who believes that susan rice is a domestic policy expert, she has zero experience when it comes to domestic policy she's a foreign policy expert but she could not going be the national security advisor again because she's done that job and it would look like she's going backwards, we all know that she want to be secretary of state but did not have the vote, she may be regretting but not going for secretary of state this time but now that the senate is 50/50 plus, law so controlled by the democrats so i also think susan rice is looking at kamala harris insane i'm so thankful if they close the senate so that vice
president harris is going have to spent her time on capitol hill won't be at the white house as much because she is a function of the hundred and first senator that leaves susan rice unchecked behind the scenes not only doing domestic policy but all of foreign policy. we know that she's an expert on foreign policy and what is going to happen she's going to control both domestic and foreign policy issues, joe biden loves her and reportedly wanted her to be vice president but the former president barack obama stepped in and said joe you need somebody with legislative experience, this could be the reason why susan rice is choosing domestic policy to get that under her belt and we may see her run for the senate or some other position later, this is a resume padding position and she will be like the shadow president. stuart: rick, that is a fascinating insight to the interworking of the future
administration that is about to take power. you know what you're talking about, we like that on this program. come and see us again soon we appreciated always. now this. firearm background checks, a record high last year, big numbers, give me the number lauren. lauren: their huge, the fbi says they search to more than 39 million last year a background check is an indicator for a gun sale, the numbers coincide with political and social tension that we saw across the country, the bottom-line americans are looking to protect themselves more so than they fear tighter gun control laws that could be coming and that is unsettling to a lot of people so all in over 430 million guns are in american hands that is more than one for any american as you know. stuart: i believe we can already
say as of now 7 million households which have a gun, they did not have a gun one year ago. that's an enormous increase. thank you very much indeed. lauren: first-time gun owners. stuart: i have one more. the nra is filing for bankruptcy and leaving the new york headquarters, i'm sure if i say i bet they're going to texas i bet i would win the bet when i. susan: the 50/50 chance is texas or florida, it is texas other ditching new york where they registered as a nonprofit for 150 years the new york attorney general lakisha james soon to dissolve them over the summer and they're looking to escape what they say is a regulatory and political environment that is unfavorable. another organization, another company, another person leaves new york in this case for texas.
stuart: the exodus continues. then we have richard branson this is called his virgin orbit company i did not know that was the name but is a virgin orbit company that has made history, what are they do. susan: they launched off from a retrofitted going 747 and then fired themselves into orbit watching nine satellites in the process martin hunter marking the first four orbit which is another new exciting when it comes to private space travel. do you know how hard it is to launch off a boeing 747 to hit 17000 miles an hour to start space orbiting, incredible, add virgin orbit to. : , blue origin it continues to accelerate and should be an exciting next 10 - 20 years. stuart: i think it's very exciting a brand-new industry and you can actually invest in it on the ground floor, all good stuff. susan: a lot of potential
growth. stuart: huge, guaranteed, joe biden wants to spend $175 billion to reopen our schools, where is that money really going we will take a closer look. new jersey gym owner who refuses to enforce mask rules told us he is not backing down despite having his assets frozen. watch this. >> frank and i are prepared to fight this until the end. the fight we took up was not only for our gym but her constitutional rights. stuart: he is not giving up we will have a report from the gym coming to you next. ♪
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stuart: we've been following the story for months the new jersey gym which refuse to enforce face mask got shut down totally, they say the state during their legal defense funds and froze their assets. kristina partsinevelos is at the gym in belmar, new jersey, give us the latest, have they gotten any of the money back? >> that entered they have it i'm holding two sheets of their bank accounts, they do say new jersey execution into massive withdrawals one of over 8001 about 165,000 this is a gym that looks pretty close, exported up and you can see their operating as a private domain allowing numbers anyone to come in and you do not have to wear a mask, yet to get tested inside for your temperature but because of that they are facing massive fines from the state to the tune of over possibly $1 million that is why the state has gone after
the bank account. >> they took every penny that we had in both of our accounts, every penny. >> the state says it's inaccurate that they have not seized the accounts because the seas is filed documents allowing them or entitled to the money. that's why they moved ahead with the judgment, you can understand every single day is facing fines of over $50000 for not following the mask mandate, everybody inside is not wearing the mask, here's another co-owner with a little bit more. >> multiple constitutional rights have been violated not only just ours but the average american. >> at this point they are facing a higher tune to 1.8 million, what they have done they set up a gofundme page and on top of
that they also recently this is the latest part of the story they set up a crystal currency attempt so they don't have to worry about them taking that this is an ongoing situation in the latest from south new jersey. back to you. stuart: i might call them the bitcoin jim, thank you very much. now this, the landmark in washington, d.c., they serve several presidents, john kennedy even proposed to his wife so we are told that the pandemic then to put him out of business until barstool funds stepped in, watch this. >> you the exact type of business were looking to help, 81 years in family. >> 88 years in the family which is insane but all the small businesses across the country,
yum annoyed you how much it means not even just my family but all the employees -- >> that's what we want, were glad we can help. stuart: he's a good guy, the barstool fund, that is is fun that is raised more than $27 million to help small businesses and were still counting, still going up, the city of chicago is being left out of lockdown rollback items in illinois, that is despite a new study that shows shutdowns are not worth the economic damage, were going to chicago for a live report on that, the third latest in california are told to rank themselves on their power and privilege. what is that teaching our kids? more "varney" after this.
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did not need extreme lockdowns to combat covid-19 but the economic damage has been done already, grady trimble is in chicago, cd officials recalculating our strategy. >> mayor lori says she wants indoor dining once again but that's not a decision she can make that's up to governor jb and he's allowing indoor dining and some parts of illinois but not here in chicago you mentioned the new study in the european journal of clinical investigation and here's what the study found, we do not question the role of all public health intervention or corrugated communication about the epidemic but we failed to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures, this is one of the businesses that have been closed, a famous steakhouse in chicago michelle is the owner, you brought the inside outside and got to spend a ton of money to put the outdoor dining set up together but you really want to get back to indoor dining.
>> was completely covid compliant and comfortable eight tables with 23 seats when you do to 20 inside. >> you mentioned you want to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible so they can get back to indoor dining. >> absolutely and confidently, the state of illinois can get their vaccine distribution plan down pat it'll help supply restaurants and small businesses that much sooner because everyone will feel comfortable about being out. >> this restaurant alone spent $15000 to get this set up so they are investing heavily for outdoor dining while it is the only thing that is possible here in chicago. >> typical in chicago in the winter but there you have it, thank you very much, see you later. now this president-elect biden has a 175 billion-dollar plan to reopen the schools, and education expert and writes frequently on education.
$175 billion is a great deal of money, what do you think it's really for, what do you think is really going? >> it's for the teachers union of course and you can see that including reducing class sizes, you might think reducing class sizes so we can socially distance and make sure we can reopen the school safely but there has been almost no transmission from student to student or student to teacher in school, reducing class sizes has been on the teachers union agenda for decades and they will happily use the money for jobs program for more teachers. stuart: closing charter schools as well, that's on the agenda for the teachers union. >> the agenda that they release to some states like california say we will until we eliminated racism and poverty in universal healthcare, this is just a liberal agenda and biden is
talking about basically maybe if we pave enough money they will open up this is an ambitious timeline to, he said in the first 100 days let me remind you the first 100 days brings you to almost the school year, what is he doing that would be different than anything else that would be out this plan. we need schools open right now in the private schools as we talked about before has shown its can be done successfully and safely in the public schools are dragging their feet because the unions are in control. stuart: i'm sure you've seen this but i will repeat it for our viewers, and elementary school in cupertino california the headquarters of apple, the elementary school there, third-graders were asked to evaluate themselves to classify themselves according to their power and privilege. what is that teaching the kids? >> it's outrageous, it's teaching the kids what they should look at is the most
superficial elements of themselves and then decide what the ranking these kids are based on their level of victimization. this is of course a very wealthy district, most of the students and their families are doing quite fine, this is all just for show and to demonstrate were all antiracist now, the long-term effects are really going to be problematic i think they're going to show kids that not that they should be colorblind or tolerant or judge people by the content of their character, happy martin luther king day but they will judge people by the complete outward appearances or things that are completely superficial. stuart: i agree entirely, come back soon this is a major story i want a lot more on it. thank you. i think we need a little relief, let's do this joe biden will have to say goodbye to one of his favorite past times when he moves into the white house this week. we'll tell you what that is
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internet and it has been networking equipment in there even if you turn off the camera and turn off the mic. that is the whole point of peloton. you connect to the internet to have this interactive work out to get arguably a better workout that could be a security threat for a president biden. so we'll see what they decide to do but the secret service right now reportedly saying yeah, no peloton for you mr. soon to be president. stuart: i did not know that he worked out on a poll la ton bike, i didn't know that. lauren: me neither. stuart: i guess it is in the basement and will stay there? lauren: it could be -- might retrofit it in some way but reportedly the bidens have appeal a peloton. stuart: we'll all straight on that one, lauren. thank you very much indeed. my time is almost up. i want to thank lauren and susan
for joining me on this martin luther king, jr. day. it's a special day. the markets are closed but there is a lot going on as we approach the inauguration, main point being, d.c. looks like a fortress. the market opens up again tomorrow morning. maybe stocks go up. futures pointing higher. neil: neil, it's yours. neil: all right, stuart, just writing a to-do list. can sell my peloton bike what else? that's it. that's it. thank you my friend, very, very much open for business as we are in the network even though the markets are by and large closed. you can trade on bitcoin and ancillary markets but they are shut down days ahead of the joe biden inauguration. what he might do in the first hours after he takes the oath of office. we could see a blitz of executive orders affecting everything from rejoining the paris climate accords to revisiting some
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