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the middle of the game if playing really well offensively we don't want to give the ball back, we'll do a fourth and 12 here again so just things innovative. we've got mike perrera doing rules and there's a lot of things that he saw in the nfl game he would like to change so things there we hope viewers will enjoy. reporter: amazing. well catch it all tomorrow, maria, back to you. maria: all right, madison thanks very much, dagen and james great to be with you, happy easter to our wonderful viewers and i will see you soon. "varney" & company begins now. ashley webster in for stu. ashley? ashley: hey, good morning, maria , happy easter to you and good morning, everyone. i'm indeed, ashley webster in today for stuary varney. the markets are closed today for good friday but so much to talk about let's of course begin with elon musk. he now says he may not be able to buy the company after all, so yeah, he's preparing a plan b, but some reports say that the twitter board is now considering using poison pill tactics to stop the musk take
over. 21 states are now suing the biden administration's title 42 rollback and montana is one of them, we've got the governor of montana, here on the show to talk about it. overseas, ukraine was hit just three miles outside of kyiv with the most powerful explosions heard since russian forces retreated from the areas around the capitol two weeks ago. this comes as moscow confirms the flagship of russia's black sea navy sank. meantime, moody's says russia may have defaulted on foreign bonds for the first time since the years following the 1917 bul shovic revolution and by the way today is jackie robinson day, the day that robinson made his major league debut breaking the color barrier on the show today, we've got robinson's 1951 game worn brooklyn dodgers jersey and so much more of his iconic memorabilia. as always we've got a big show ahead, tammy bruce, steve hilton , the attorney general of
arizona mark bronovich and jonathan morris all the way from rome. it is friday, april 15, good friday, markets are closed but we're always open for business, "varney" & company about to begin. [i'm so excited and i just can't hide it, i know, i know, i'm about to lose control and i think i like it ♪ ashley: so excited, the pointer sisters as the empire state building points to blue skies in new york city this morning good friday to everybody, let's get to the big story of the week elon musk offering to buy twitter, we know that. good morning, lauren, but he elaborated on his plans during an interview yesterday. lauren: he did, he did, so how is he going to do this and is twitter going to let him? that's exactly what he was asked at that ted talk yesterday.
>> i'm not sure many people do, but the truth matters to me a lot, really sort of pathologic ally. >> if in this case you're not successful in the board does not accept your offer, you said you won't go higher, there a plan b? >> there is. >> [laughter] lauren: and the crowd laughs. he didn't elaborate on plan b, but we will, right now, ashley, here are some options for him, a tender offer so he buys shares from other shareholders, but that could push twitter to a poison pill to prevent a hostile takeover. he could find a consortium of rich people to help him out, put their money together but at the same time, well twitter could find themselves a white knight and the new york post is reporting the private equity firm is working on a bid. whatever happens, ashley, musk is on a mission to enshrine free
speech. >> a good sign as to whether there's free speech is someone you don't like allowed to say something you don't like, and if that is the case then we have free speech, and it's damn annoying when someone you don't like says something you don't like. that is a sign of a healthy functioning free speech situation. lauren: and for him, ashley, that's more important than making money. and the story continues. ashley: do you know what, he's absolutely right and yes the soap opera will go on but fascinating stuff lauren thank you. he's interesting, do you have plain b, and long pause. yes. [laughter] just great stuff let's bring in kenny polcari. kenny, what do you make of elon musk's plans for twitter? what do you make hofstra all of this? >> listen, i think he's great. i love the fact that he stirs it up and brings it right to the forefront because he's exactly right, you have to allow that exchange of free speech. now within limits of the law, no
one is saying go out and say, you know, stuff right but within the limits of the law, even if you don't like what they say, it's necessary and healthy to have that debate, so i think he's absolutely on-spot, right? i think that this is going to drive that conversation. now what happens from here out is anyone's guess, whether or not he's successful, they introduce a poison pill, there's another person or another private equity firm that jumps into create excitement but the fact is, twitter is now in play, right? that is absolutely true, and how this story ends is going to be very exciting, but it's going to be a great show to watch, because i think it's absolutely going to bring up the reality of what's happening versus what should be happening in terms of speech. ashley: and maybe that's the point but you know, the markets overall are kind of when you look at the closing price on twitter, down 1.5%. i don't know if the markets are taking elon musk that seriously. >> well, whether or not it's taking him seriously or whether or not it thinks a deal is
going to happen at the price he proposed right? i don't think what the market told you yesterday was, because remember when the news first came out it shot up 12% to 51 and change and then it sold off as the day went on and so that suggests that the market is not necessarily sure this deal is going to work, but they have not walked away from some other deal happening, like i said. it is now in play. ashley: all right, big picture on the markets, kenny. we have, we know inflation is cranking along. we know that the fed could get more aggressive with raising rates. what does that mean for investors as moving forward? i hear in the near term we'll bundle along but concerns further down the road that the fed may put on the brakes too hard. >> well listen i think the fed is going to put on the brakes too hard, right? they seem to, you know, go way overboard on the stimulus and now they are probably going to go way overboard as they try to control it. i think people are recognizing that that's probably what's going to happen and so you need
to be prepared but look a lot of these names and a lot of these sectors have already started to reacted. i mean look at the home builders , look at the semiconductors, look at small caps. they've already sold off ahead so they actually, you know, as investors start to really understand the role and the speed at which the fed is going to move, that will then dictate the next boom. i don't necessarily think there's going to be a crash. do i think there's a recession? absolutely, whether it happens at the end of december or , you know, mid-2023 that's not really the point. the fact is to what depth will that recession come, based on, you know, how aggressive the fed is. ashley: kenny polcari, always great stuff. thank you so much, kenny and of course, the latest on the elon musk soap opera great to see you , kenny, thanks so much. the media, by the way, weighing in on musk's offer as well.
they are being critical and lauren someone even called him, i love this , he probably likes it, a super villain. lauren: it was axios so let's bring it up. the world's richest man, someone who used to be compared to marvel's iron man, is increasingly behaving like a movie super villain. you know, seemingly unlimited resources with which to finance his mischief-making. yeah, he's stirring things up, and then let me show you what matt boot with the washington post wrote. he said he's down right frighten ed by the impact on society and politics if elon acquires twitter. continuing, for democracy to survive, we need, are you ready for this , ashley? more content moderation. not less, so bottom line, this is the mainstream media. they are uncomfortable by elon, scared of him in some instances and what that washington post writer is talking about is censorship. that's what's happening in china and that's what's happening in russia. if elon musk wants to get rid of this why doesn't he take the company to texas if you want to break that san francisco progressive conformity culture you got to move out.
ashley: you know, it's fascinating the critics say look , as long as you agree with their opinion, everything is fine, but the moment you have an opposing view, then you need to be shutdown. it really is not democracy, believe me. all right lauren thank you very much. president biden's new covid czar says he's following the science on having kids wear masks. watch this. neil: do you think little kids should wear masks, doctor? >> that is what both the american academy of pediatrics recommends and the cdc recommends so i do really follow the experts on this and i believe that if americans pediatricians are making those recommendations i'm taking that pretty seriously. ashley: all right, let's talk about it. let's bring in dr. marty makary. doctor, good morning to you. >> good morning. ashley: a new study from finland shows masks didn't help stop covid from spreading among children so my question to you is the white house really following the science? >> no, they're not and the experts at the world health
organization, unicef, the european cdc are all against masking young children. that's very clear, and if you actually look at the studies, tracy hosted of the united states looking at schools with restrictions versus schools without, these are very measurable things. these are things we can study, the cdc continues to cite two highly-flawed studies that they did that would never pass in any peer review journal. they published it in their own journal mmwr, and the spanish study showed no incremental difference by age. the finland study you're referring to is sort of the ultimate study. they looked at cities with hundreds of thousands of people where there was mask mandates in young kids, in schools and those without and there was zero difference in transmission, and final point, we have an epidemic of mental illness, suicide, a quarter of girls have contemplated self-harm. don't you think covering faces for two years contributes to that hopelessness?
ashley: absolutely. there's no doubt about it in my mind. very quickly, doctor, are we going to see a fourth wave of covid? what are the thoughts on that? >> well, you know, the hospital s are virtually empty of covid-ill patients yet the pandemic of lunacy continues and if you look at the fear and hysteria, we're going to see people following cases like a stock ticker, and even though the hospitalizations are decoupled from the cases, we're definitely going to see an increase in cases in the fall. i can guarantee that. whether or not it's a variant that's more concerning we'll have to see but when we have no hospitalizations we've forgotten the ultimate purpose of flatten the curve and the restrictions, and that's what we should be tracking, not cases in asemitism to matt ic people who have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. ashley: okay, i'll have to leave it right there but dr. marty makary, always great stuff, appreciate your input today. thank you so much. >> thank you. ashley: now this , the fda has
just approved a new way to test for covid. give me the details lauren. lauren: the breathalyzer so if you have covid-19 in three minutes and it's 91% accurate for testing positive. you can't use it at home it requires a medical professional but look it's easy and fast and i think it's great for kids because if you even bring that near my son he runs for cover. ashley: [laughter] he's not alone. i'll just put it that way. lauren: you can do-it-yourself, you know? but doesn't want to see the swab ashley: right. no. well, i hear him. all right, thank you so much lauren. okay, he calls himself the democrat party's worst nightmare. roll that tape. >> i'm a conservative, a christian, a capitalist. i'm basically the democrat party 's worst nightmare. send me to the senate. i'll take on the woke left, tell our kids the truth about america ashley: what a great ad. republican rising star t. w.
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good morning to you, russia is threatening now to scale up attacks on the capitol. what's the latest? reporter: yeah, right now, russia's defense ministry is warning that it's going to increase the number and the scale of missile attacks in the area of kyiv. they're claiming it's because of sabotage on russian territory, but this comes after russia's premier warship, the moskva san k yesterday about 60 miles south of odesa a major loss for the russians. that flagship vessel became somewhat infamous symbol here in ukraine, representing their defiance in the early days of war. you may recall that ukrainian border guard told the ship to go blank themself and now that massive ship sank. ukrainian officials say that they used decoys and hit the russian ship with neptune anti-ship missiles or a missile while russia has only acknowledged a fire on board. either way, roughly 500 russians
had to abandon that ship and as a result other russian warships have now moved further away from ukraine's southern coastline. meanwhile, america is sending heavy weaponry, a helicopter, artillery here to ukraine, supposed to be here in a matter of days as part of america's $800 million drawdown package but russia continues to warn the united states that if we provide offensive assistance, that it could lead to further direct military conflict. we also can confirm that there are discussions to send a high level delegation to kyiv in the near future but the white house press secretary right now president biden isn't, even though this is biden's response when asked about coming here. >> will you send officials to ukraine? >> we're making that decision now. thank you. >> who would you send? >> are you ready to go?
reporter: and we just want to show you the ship that sank has become iconic, people have purchased t-shirts and wearing t-shirts that say go blank yourself and now that ship has s ank. back to you. ashley: quite the rallying call, matt, thank you very much just another example of the defiance of ukraine, matt, thank you very much. congressman mike garcia, republican from california joining me now. congressman you just returned from a visit with our armed forces in poland. tell us about your experience. what did you takeaway from that? >> thanks for having me, ashley , as well as our troops in romania and direct support of the ukrainians. absolutely powerful trip obviously during a historical time i went obviously on a fact fighting mission with a few of my peers from the house, but i went there also underseaing what could be done now relative to china, vis-a-vis taiwan in advance of something like what we're seeing now happening unfold in the ukrainian borders
unfolding in the southwest pacific region. we have to figure out how to prevent this from happening in the future. we have to ensure that the ukrainians win and we have to get through this but a dollar spent proactively in advance of the weapons being fired and the war starting will behave like $10 after the fact and we absolutely have to put this chinese threat at bay and we gotta figure out how to pull the same levers we pulled against russia against china. ashley: would you like to see the u.s. do more? the weapons and the other items that we've provided for ukraine, is it enough? >> i think it's late. we are sending a significant amount of military equipment in through the borders of poland, romania and other nations and i think the ukrainian have the resolve and the capability to win this fight, and i think they are getting the resources that they need at this point. the weapons are actually moving quicker than the humanitarian aid is, especially to the
eastern cities that are under siege right now by russia, but i do think they have the capacity and i do think we're sending the right equipment over there right now. i don't want our troops involved i don't want our sailors and air men to get involved but we were extremely reactive, ashley, and what we should have been doing three months ago are the exact same things that we are doing right now and pre- positioning these weapons and had we done that we would have been enjoying the peace with strength and deduran ensemble bring and the ukrainian civilians would not be killed but we have to keep providing weapon systems and giving the ukrainian an advantage. ashley: very quickly, congressman, getting back to the china issue, the director of the cia, william burns, is calling china a silent partner in putin's aggression, would you agree? >> yeah, he's absolutely using russia right now as a leading edge for him to take notes and learn lessons from what the west 's response is, and this is something i've been saying for two years. china is the real threat. russia is that low slow snowball
people throw in a it fight to distract you and this is why we need to be taking the same measures we are taking against russia vis-a-vis ukraine now against china vis-a-vis taiwan. that is the bigger fight and an uglier fight and one where the united states has a significant national interest. ashley: certainly, we're out of time, congressman garcia thank you so much. thanks for your input. >> thank you, ashley. ashley: great stuff, thank you very much. you too. it's not all about twitter, by the way. top tech analyst mark mahaney is here. he's going to have some other hot tech picks, right after thi. ♪
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all right let's get back to elon musk and twitter and let's bring in mark mahaney. good morning, mark, you don't think there will be any other bidders for twitter besides musk , why? >> well i think the most logical strategic acquirers, in my mind, i maybe wrong, but are google and facebook, and i don't think they would go through with it for regulatory reasons, and i think it would just be too much of, i think they would get too much resistance then you're talking about whether private equity firms would come in and bid against the world's richest person that doesn't strike me as a smart strategy so i don't think there are other bidders coming in here. ashley: do you think musk is serious about this? he says it's his final offer, you know, 54.20 and all that is he serious? >> [laughter] i don't know him well enough to know if he's serious. he sounds like he's serious. look i think the issue for public investors is this looks to me like a public goods investment, not a public markets investment. what he wants to do he's got very legitimate goals, very
legitimate reasons for wanting to own twitter, but maximizing shareholder value doesn't seem to be one of those , so and you're also buying it by the way at a fire sale price, i mean, tech as a whole has had a really tough year, so somebody coming in and offering a big premium off a big sell-off, that isn't necessarily that attractive. i think to some public investors ashley: all right let's talk about google. you say that would make sense for a company that might want to buy twitter, but probably won't. why is it one of your top picks?
why do you like google? >> well i want to be cautious overall and i've tried to be since the beginning of the year. we still have a lot of uncertainty here, we have an aggressively rising rate environment, we'll have revision airy risks definitely in parts of the world like western europe , hopefully not in the u.s. , but it's possible, in that environment stick with the highest quality names and two spaces i look at consumer tech.
one is amazon and one is google. it has a business model with over 100 billion in cash and it trades at roughly a market multiple for what i think is kind of a defining tech brand in terms of search, youtube, and now other new businesses like ash there you go, mark, thank you very much. it is 9:30 eastern. the markets are closed for good friday. >> well twitter ceo says the board is still evaluating elon's bid to buy the company for $43 billion. it's interesting overnight, by the way, that multiples is no longer the largest shareholder in twitter, so the eft mutual fund giant vanguard now owns 10% , so they own more stock in twitter, than elon musk and you know that elon musk has said the board should be deciding on who buys the company and whether or not they will accept his bid but really shareholders, do you think that the company, like vanguard, and some of the other
institutionals we know that saudi arabia already said no and they reportedly own about 5% or so, well vanguard say yes to not a heck of a lot of a premium being offered there, to take twitter private from elon musk? ashley: yeah, interesting, right his largest share title didn't last very long, did it? >> no but i think he needs to be careful about setting these type of precedents and asking and taking this vote to shareholders instead of the board, because he also sits at the top of another publicly- traded company, his trillion dollar tesla, and i know he owns about 20% of the company, he has super-voting rights but still, i mean, there is a lot of publicly-held tesla stock and does he want other people to decide what should be done with his electric car company, where three-quarters of his wealth is derived from. ashley: very good point and talking of tesla, susan, restart ing production at their shanghai facility, when are they going to reboot? >> supposedly april 18 is a
restart date, and that's important, because you have to remember that shanghai has been shutdown and rolling lockdowns across the city with record covid cases in china, and analysts say that tesla lost out on making 40,000 electric cars during that time, because of those closures, that started on march 28. that's a lot of cars for tesla, as you know they delivered 1 million last year, so 40,000 is like a month's worth of car production that they lost out on , and you have to remember that shanghai, it not only makes cars for the china market which is the world's largest car market but they were making cars to export elsewhere around the world so shanghai is vitally important to tesla and why, by the way, tesla ran up to a trillion dollar valuation, and i think analysts say that shanghai roughly makes around 2,100 cars each and everyday, so each day counts and as you know, that shutdown in china has really hurt tesla, i think, and you'll see it in the second quarter numbers. ashley: yup, critical,
absolutely for tesla. let's change gears so to speak. apple, unveiling a new chip for their max, right? >> yeah, this is a big deal because we know that apple is now making their own chips and all of a sudden they are now one of the biggest chipmakers in the world, especially if they are making their own chips that go into iphones, ipads and max and you know, they ship around 200 million iphones each year on top of the ipads and the max as well, so yes, this is a domination as well and also, just the evolution and innovation when it comes to technology, so given the legacy deal with intel, the max, or the last ones to go, meaning that they were the last chips that apple is making on their own, and apparently, according to reports, is that these apple- made chips are not only faster but there's less friction when you put it into the apple devices, and now according to bloomberg apple has nine new models four different next generation m 2 chips and testing how they are performing with third party apps and the app
store, and just last month, we talked about this , how apple introduced a faster chip, we'll go into those mac book pro models and when you're a $3 trillion company you start producing your own chips, everybody in the chipmaking market i can tell you is pretty scared, and this is all about size and volume. ashley: right. and boy, does apple have the size. by the way, susan, i wanted to ask you about this. china is cutting its bank reserve requirement ratio. explain to me why that's important. >> well that's important so rrr is what we call them, which means that the banks have to put aside less money in the bank against their reserve, so if they cut the triple r, that means they free up billions of dollars worth of cash, that not only goes to chi but also around the world as well so this is pretty bullish and i would imagine a positive reaction on monday when markets reopen because this is a cut from what i see of 25 basis points in the triple r, so that
means $83 billion of free cash that's just, you know, now available to go into the choice economy which as you know will go around the world and here to u.s. shores as well, and you know, china's gdp has been really, well its been concerning about what the impact will be on china's economy, and the gdp with those covid cases and lockdowns. china said they aren't turning on the spigots like they did in 2008 when they shielded themselves from the global financial crisis but still you can imagine if china opens up some of the spigots, does more spending stimulus that helps everybody around the world not just china. ashley: you know, we said, susan , the markets may not be open but cryptos are. when i looked at it most recently, they are trading down, right? >> look how volatile that is, right? ashley: yeah. >> you were just showing us the bitcoin went sub-40,000 and now we're above that level so sub-40,000 would have been the lowest since march 16 during the height of the sell-off that
we saw in not only stock markets but really in all risk assets around the world, but look, so we have a big event taking place in paris right now, they have a blockchain event and a lot of the ceo's are sounding really bullish, there's going to be regulatory acceptance, countries are not going to ban crypto. they aren't going to ban bitcoin , they are going to try to somehow work around it and that is positive for bitcoin and cryptos in the future, and oh, by the way i was at the big bitcoin miami event last week and everybody knows and it's consensus that bitcoin and crypto no longer trade like a hedge. it's not digital goals meaning that you don't pull it just in case of bad government policy but it trades along with the stock market so the s&p goes , bitcoin trades. ashley: very good, susan, there was a lot of information in there thanks so much. very much appreciated. the mean stream or the mainstream media, even better, going into meltdown mode at the thought of elon musk
taking over twitter, listen to this. >> you know, it's troubling enough that private companies control these key communication platforms around the world. maybe it's even worse to have the world's richest person trying to buy one of them and take it private. ashley: yeah, god forbid we hear other voices on these things. there's a lot more where that came from, and tammy bruce is here to take it on, so don't miss that. well that's awkward that's all i'll say president biden appearing to shake hands with thin air after delivering a speech in north carolina. whose there? should we be concerned? and illegally crossing our southern border is not without risk, the border agents say they had to perform nearly 7,000 life saving missions this year alone. we're going to take you there for a live report, after this.
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ashley: border patrol agents say they are being overwhelmed by the influx of illegal migrants, casey stegal is in the texas border town of eagle pass. there's an increasing number of migrants who have died making this journey, right? reporter: yeah, that's exactly right, and those numbers are really difficult to track down because not only do you have customs and border protection officials that work these fatalities but you also have local law enforcement groups that work them as well, so some of them don't get reported out, but we can tell you that that is a component of what border patrol agents do out here is conducting search and rescue operations and as we know, some people, unfortunately, do not make it out alive. we are expecting numbers to be released from customs and border protection for those formal march numbers. that has not happened yet. we can see a snapshot of it as
we travel from sector-to- sector covering the story and over last week we've noticed number one that groups are getting larger in terms of size and number two, they are crossing at all hours versus just overnight or early morning. agents tell us here in the del rio sector is where activity has been steadily ris ing, well about 230 miles to our south, star county, texas, look at these border patrol images. more than 350 migrants apprehended there, traveling two groups. the majority of them single adults. >> everybody keeps saying that when title 42 ends we're going to see an increase. how can we see a bigger increase than we already have? we already don't have the funds. we already don't have the staff to handle barely what's happening in the county on a daily basis. reporter: now as we've been reporting this week, governor greg abbott has signed agreement s with three of the
four mexican states that border texas, which says that they will agree to step up border enforcement, police policing and patrols on their side of the river to help with the crisis. back to you, ashley. ashley: all right what a mess, casey thank you so much for bringing that to us. by the way 21 states are now suing the biden administration over lifting title 42. one of those states is montana, and the governor greg giamforte joins me now, good morning to you. >> ashley, good to be with you. ashley: good to be with you. on what grounds are you suing? >> well, the southern border is an unmitigated disaster. we seen more fentanyl confiscated in montana so far this year than we did the entire last year. this is impacting our communities, it's causing the death of montanans and it's
in large part because of the lack of responsibility from the biden administration. i joined with 26 other governors last fall and put together a 10- point plan, common sense steps, to secure our southern border and ask for a single thing out of the president and that was to meet with us. 26 governors, we're still waiting for a response, and title 42, keeping those provisions in place was a key part of that 10-point plan. ashley: next one for you, governor. i want to get to this issue. white house press secretary jen psaki calling out republicans saying they have no plans to address rising costs. listen to this. >> one of the biggest impacts on inflation, one of the biggest reasons why it's rising, is energy prices. anybody who goes and puts gas in their car, you know. if you look at the other side, there's nothing in the cupboard. they have zero plans, we all
agree inflation is a problem. they have no plan to address it. we could be saying that more and i think it would help. ashley: so that's the administration's response, so republicans have no plan. well what about the democrats? does the president have any solutions to fight inflation? what are your thoughts? >> well, we just hit 10.4% inflation in the rocky mountain west, a 41-year high. it is directly a result of president biden's free spending policies. our top economist here in the state, dr. patrick barkey called this spending coming out of washington, and i'll quote, "the biggest economic policy failure in modern history." it's pretty simple, ashley. i think the administration needs to take a course in economics. if you have a dollar and the government prints another dollar and puts it in circulation, your dollar is now
worth $0.50 and that's what montana is experiencing and americans are experiencing. they are experiencing it at the grocery store, they are experiencing it at the pump and it's taking a bite out of their paycheck. we need to shut off the spigot of spending, more spending and more government isn't going to solve the inflation problem. ashley: it really isn't. you know, governor, i used to live in montana. i lived in helena for three years and i was right off the boat from england and one of the greatest things i ever did was act as emcee for the last chance rodeo. they put me in a 10-gallon hat and i've never seen so many confused faces of cowboys and girls saying what the heck is that voice so montana is an amazing state and i wish i could afford to live there but i want to thank you for being on the show. >> we'll save a spot for you. you could have done a lot worse than landing in helena. ashley: you're exactly right. governor, thank you so much. you may want to take a swing at buying this , jackie robinson's
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>> i'm a conservative, a christian, a capitalist. i'm basically the democrat party 's worst nightmare. liberals say if you look like me , america isn't for you. that's a lie. i'm living proof of the power of hard work, and the goodness of this country. send me to the senate, i'll take on the woke left. ashley: absolutely love that ad, that was t. w. shannon announcing his bid for u.s. senate in oklahoma. he's directly targeting the woke left, as you can see , and he joins me now. good morning to you, t. w.
>> good morning. ashley: why go straight after the woke crowd right out of the gate? what's the thinking? >> well let's be clear. the woke crowd has declared war on conservatives across the country. we see it every single day from the mainstream media, to the democrat party, to what we see kamala and joe biden doing. the reality is this. we all want to make america great on the conservative side, there's no doubt but we got to first ask the question what made us great to start with and what made this country great is our constitution, capitalism, and christianity and all three of those under attack and that's why i'm running for the united states senate and my website tw for senate we talk about these very issues facing this country and how we can pushback against this woke agenda. ashley: what kind of reaction have you had to that ad so far? >> overwhelmingly positive. i mean listen, oklahoma is a conservative state in america right now, and we know that
conservatism is not very difficult. it's just doing the things that your grandmother taught you. don't spend more than you make, treat people the way you want to be treated, and know that your freedoms they don't come from government, they don't come from man, they come from your creation, that's really what conservatism is all about and listen there's a narrative in this country. the reason i'm running is because i'm concerned that the democrats are trying to make us the bad guys, that somehow america is evil world and we are systemically racist. we are not. america's not the homeless systemic racism, this is the home of systemic opportunity ashley: very quickly, i'm running out of time but you're also the ceo of chickesaw community bank. has inflation peaked with regard to the economy, do you think, t. w.? >> as long as joe biden is in office, no. it has not. we're going to continue to see out of control spending policy that totally has created the largest tax on american families in american history
right now. oklahoma-americans are suffering because of the lack of leadership from joe biden and frankly the united states senate that's why i'm running and on my website, twfor senate we talk about how we're going to pushback against the biden agenda whether it be the open borders policy or the allowing criminals to run free in our country. that's what wokism does. it's so woke you go broke. we need conservatives and that's why i'm running. ashley: t. w., we wish you the very best of luck. thanks for joining us today and we'll be following your race with a lot of interest. thank you so much appreciate it. >> thank you. ashley: still ahead, tammy bruce , steve hilton, leo terrell and arizona attorney general mark bronovich, what a lineup. the 10:00 hour of "varney" & company is next. ♪ make thinkorswim® even better, we listen. like jack.
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there, up $111, $40,079 on bitcoin. the media had a full on meltdown over elon musk 's potential takeover of twitter. roll the tape. >> troubling enough private companies control key communications platforms around the world worse to have the world's richest person trying to take it private. >> the decision will have ramifications in the tech world, politics, finance and even our debate about free speech. >> talking about this is funny. elon musk wants to buy it, massive globe altering consequences for letting people run wild on this thing. ashley: run wild? free speech? what free-speech? let's look at this new op-ed? elon musk makes a $43 billion stand for free speech.
the author of that piece is tammy bruce. does this mean the former president be able, does mr. trump get back on the platform if this goes through? >> anything is possible, that is why the left is melting down. this will change the world and considering the condition of the world may be that is a good thing. don't know what they are so afraid of when it comes to freedom of speech, people being heard, various controls if you are sensitive. when it comes to mr. trump he already said he would likely not return because he finds twitter boring now but it is boring in part because he is not on it. this is a very important dynamic. with the concerns of the left they didn't seem concerned about jeff bay zoster taking
over the washington post or mark zuckerberg owning facebook or meta. all of this is a recognition from the left of the importance of this and the fact that they relied on it being a partisan weapon. they are not concerned about speech. they are concerned about people they don't like being able to say things they don't like and mr. musk noted that freedom of speech is being able to hear those ideas and having the conversation. an exciting time. it is consequential and likely moonshot for freedom of speech and we have to hope he is successful because it matters to the world being able to make sure these conversations and there is freedom of speech and control culturally does not continue. ashley: if nothing else it has
everybody talking about this issue and it does expose the left to have gone into a to z because they are concerned we will have both sides of an argument on a platform like twitter. i have no idea what they are so afraid of. it is is either their opinion or shut up. >> this is the concern that if anyone is wondering what is the big deal, not every american is on twitter and that is true but when you ban a sitting president it sends the message culturally to everyone and those messages have always been about the far left, moving the leftist agenda, the liberal agenda, helping democrats, this is clearly if you thought that wasn't the issue, they are reaction must get to libertarians. he's literally a nonpartisan. that speaks to his intention. this causes the meltdown, says more about the left than we
ever could. ashley: great stuff as always, appreciate it. good to see you. the governor of new jersey, phil murphy, announced when recreational weed sales will begin in the state. lauren: april 21st. i thought it would be april 20th. if you are anyone you can go to one of 7 treatment centers where you can buy medical marijuana and recreational cannabis on the 21st. it is 70% of those proceeds go to communities impacted by the war on drugs, behind legalizing recreational marijuana in 17 states. surprisingly governor murphy expect sales to bring revenue of $19 million in the year they budgeted 4. i thought that was low. new york, new jersey is doing
this before new york. ashley: we will see. thank you very much. elon musk is not sure of his twitter buyout will succeed but he has a backup plan, didn't give details. and elon musk, make your case. >> happy passover and good friday to all. and my prediction for the year was twitter would get acquired this year so elon's intentions are good i don't think he will be the one to acquire twitter. he got the party started and my next prediction is he will make an irish exit, exit stage left. this is a tremendous asset. a lot of changes should be made
to the twitter business model. it is an ad driven model, they make most of their revenue from ad sales. i think twitter should look at pivoting their business to a subscription model where they charge subscribers to get real-time tweets. it is 2 or 3 times what is today. elon got the party started, this would be better in the hands of another suitor like big tech. it is a tremendous asset, we will see what happens. ashley: it is a fascinating story. had a guest who thinks google would be a good suitor for twitter. >> the obvious subjects, google, facebook, i don't think this could be an acquisition digested by media companies
because it's too big, too aggressive. private equity very aggressive for private equity firms, a standstill agreement but many think it should be taken private to address issues about free speech and a platform where terrorists and other controversial organizations have the right to tweet and put american politicians in the penalty box. a change about free speech can be done. i don't think it needs to be a private company. look at linked in in the hands of microsoft. you have a great social media companies buried within other big organizations. the key here is if google wants to acquire this, what is the view of politicians? will this get through? big tech has had their sights on them by many politicians. that is the wildcard.
big tech would be a bigger owner of twitter and maximize more than it is in the hands of the current owners. ashley: very good, great stuff. appreciate your input and happy easter to you. senator kirsten sinema is pouring cold water on the president's major tax overhaul. take us through it. lauren: she slams the brakes saying she's not going to support any tax policies that stall growth including increasing corporate tax rate of billionaires tax and the global minimum tax, this is a wrench for the biden agenda to show the party has done anything meaningful before the midterms in november. in my opinion there hanging their hat on the cancellation of student debt. it is popular, there is support in the party for it. i have a quote from the former clinton campaign advisor ashley mark penn and with the poll
numbers so low reelection is a virtual impossibility for president biden and the administration has to pivot or this is going to be a tornado of a midterm. ashley: next one for you, don't want to laugh at this because it is sad but a lot of reaction, president biden seems lost and confused after his speech in north carolina. what happened? ashley: we will show you what happens. lauren: the president seems lost on stage, rambling and wandering. at one point he turns around and talks to the american flag that is behind him, and shakes thin air. >> president biden: god bless you all. [applause] ♪♪ lauren: it is not funny.
it is hard to discuss but he seems overly programmed in a way as if on autopilot and seems confused and it is repeated. ashley: fully expected someone to be at his right and there was no one there but it is hard to watch, appreciate that. still had the white house says it will not send the president into ukraine but does joe know that? >> president biden: we are making that decision now. thank you. >> what is the reason? >> president biden: are you ready to go? ashley: i guess that was a thumbs up. we will take the latest mixed messaging from the white house. the cia director sends a stark warning about china's silent rolling russia's invasion. christian wyden worked for the state department under trump and will breakdown why we should be worried about that relationship.
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>> reporter: overnight, long-range missile targeted the ukrainian capital of kyiv. russia's defense ministry confirmed the attack saying they had machine building plant used to produce anti-air and anti-ship systems is russian forces increase attacks in eastern part of ukraine russia says it will target kyiv. >> translator: the number and scale of missile strikes against targets in kyiv in response to any terrorist attacks or sabotage committed by the kyiv nationalist regime on the russian territory. >> reporter: the strikes come after russia's flagship vessel of the black sea fleet sank. russia claims a fire on board because the cruiser to sink but the ukrainian say they hit the ship two neptune missile, these developed are taking place as the ukrainian people find atrocities in the russian occupation around the capital. we were in the suburbs of the city again today where war crimes prosecutors are digging up bodies from mass graves.
we got a better look at the extensive destruction left behind, the city does continue to brace for the possibility of further attacks by russian forces on the ground. we continue to hear air raid sirens each and every day the civilians are paying the highest price. ashley: stay safe as always and thank you for that report. christian, good morning to you. i know it is hard to say but is ukraine winning at this point or is russia just taking a breather before launching another offensive? >> the latter is more likely. with these missile attacks on kyiv you have russia trying to demonstrate it still has ample cruise missile capability if that is what they used even after the loss of their warship in the black see, this was a very old ship, laid down in the 70s, taken out of commission, put back in commission and played a prominent role in a separate meeting between george
hw bush and gorbachev. even without that capability russia has the missile capability, a big black eye but everyone is waiting for this big offensive out of donbas. ashley: president biden said he is prepared to go to ukraine, at least he thinks he is. roll tape. >> president biden: we are making that decision now. thank you. are you ready to go? ashley: he gives the thumbs up and says yes but jen psaki said there are no plans for the president to visit. should he visit? >> i don't think so. it is not the same as when eisenhower said i will go to korea. that instilled a lot of faith, the army was having trouble fighting the chinese and the koreans. getting the president of the
united states -- it is a huge and absurd logistical challenge. you've seen presidential motorcades. they are enormous. they snuck the prime minister in because they have a tradition of being understated and the british prime minister is the chief of the british military so it is more trouble than it is worth for ukrainians. ashley: who should we send to show the kind of support we want to exhibit to the ukrainians? what level should go there? >> ordinarily vice presidents are dispensable, famous for attending foreign funeral some things. i am not sure -- it has been such a joke, when she visited poland before. i would focus on -- if i were the head of ukraine i would be just as happy with a visit from the four star who runs european command or the head of the cia.
ashley: that is more impressive. next one for you. cia director william burns warning about china's relationship with russia. listen to this and we will talk about it. >> silent partner in putin's aggression, china is our greatest challenge. in many ways the most profound test the cia has ever faced. the people's republic of china is a formidable competitor lacking either ambition or capability. it seeks to overtake us in literally every domain from economic strength to military power, from space to cyberspace. ashley: i don't think anyone would argue with that. how concerned should we be? >> very concerned. this has got the progress of left mad at china. it wasn't killing americans, a million americans with a virus that originated from china, it wasn't destroying freedom in hong kong, throwing one or 2
legal muslims into the slammer or concentration camps if you will, it is this. this is a problem with what we did which is playing our ace which is these intense far reaching financial sanctions against russia. china has noticed this and china is concerned the trillions of dollars that hold us government securities could be used against it in a crisis. we have a new world emerging, more cooperation between china and russia. when you think of exporting russian oil not to europe about to china but to china takes two months to get there and you use different tankers but it is happening, this huge shift in energy and economics happening as we are not addressing it. ashley: always fascinating stuff. appreciate it, so much to talk about. another chinese city imposing
lockdowns, a partial lockdown from april 16th until april 19th due to covid. the city said they will restrict residents movement and encourage employees to work from home. that the latest out of china. senate majority leader chuck schumer and senator ron wyden slammed koch industries were continuing to do business in russia but both are taking donations from a company still in russia. lauren: international paper does business in russia, this cycle, they donated $113,000 to congressional democrats. $5,000 of that money went to senator schumer, another 5000 to senator wyden. i don't know if they know about that, you don't know where all your donations come from but that seems a little hypocritical. ashley: people in glass houses and all that. did russia default on its debt? lauren: moody's said that is likely because the grace period is may 4th, right around the corner.
what constituted the default? russia trying to service dollar bonds in rubles because the west cut it off from the western financial system so if they declared in default it would be the first for moscow since the 1917 bolshevik revolution which brought on communism. it is also symbolic like the grand finale to the post cold war attempt to integrate into the western financial architecture. what is this doing to the russian economy? they are headed for the worst contraction since the fall of the soviet union yet they continue for the most part to do business with much of europe in terms of energy. ashley: which defeats the object to. thank you very much. 21 states are suing to stop the biden administration amending title 42, the trump era rule used to keep illegal migrants out.
arizona's attorney general is leading the charge and will join me in the 11:00 hour to talk about it. elon musk speaking out after announcing his $43 billion bid to buy twitter. roll the tape. >> my strong intuitive sense is having a public platform that is maximally trusted is extremely important to the future of civilization. ashley: he lost his status as the largest shareholder as twitter considers his offer, the latest on the battle to take over twitter next. ♪♪ you can't buy love. happiness.
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let's look at bitcoin, up as you can see still below 40,000, up and down, ethereum down slightly, light going up one hundred $9 on the cryptos. the battle over twitter heating up as vanguard group bumps elon musk out of the largest shareholder spot. kelly o'grady has the latest on the ongoing soap opera. >> reporter: the shareholder title didn't last long. elon may not be the only bidder in the game we are hearing. reports the private equity firm tom the day robert was considered an activevision but they do not respond to our request for confirmation. strong opposition is forming, twitter may be considering a poison pill to prevent musk taking over the would ruin the company by diluting shares so much they are devalued but elon is leveraging his twitter influence to rally support, putting pressure on bringing this offer to shareholders
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where to draw the line on harmful content. and yesterday's interview he said when in doubt leave the tweet up. ashley: i loved it. dramatic pause and there is. great stuff. elon musk talked about plans to build a free-speech twitter after offering to buy the platform. listen to this. >> it is important to the function of democracy and the function of the united states as a free country and to help freedom in the world. civilizational risk is decreased, the more we can increase the trust of twitter is a public platform. ashley: here with me now, gunz,
what do you think elon musk's backup plan is? in my mind he was saying what about a backup plan? i don't have one. >> the best part of that is he is smirking when he says it. i am all on team musk. the last couple hours, madness, mayhem, meltdowns, people are losing their minds on the platform. twitter was trending yesterday and today, social media crybabies are so worried about what is going to happen. he is the ultimate wildcard, he is unpredictable and challenging the status quo. you combined that with old corporate deals, people are so scared of him. i have been on twitter since 2008, i have been on the platform and i am all on board because the platform has changed so much that i have
more faith, championing himself as the savior of free-speech than i do with what they have been able to do. whatever plan b is, he doesn't become the world's richest man without being cunning and having a backup plan. whatever it is i am on board with it. ashley: couldn't have put it better myself. in an article called elon musk goes into full goblin mode. and ask he is writer said the world's richest man, someone who used to be compared to iron man is behaving like the movie super villain commanding seemingly unlimited resources with which to finance his mischiefmaking. wise the media painting musk as a villain? was it just because he has an opposing point of view? >> it is that but he's about to take a bulldozer to their playground and they are so
worried, they had free reign and control, he's coming in and all he is doing is saying let's make it an even playing field, why not allow different points of view. so many are suspended or band or shadow band where there tweets won't be seen by as many people as they should because they didn't agree with certain political views or anything like that and this is interesting, take the political side out of it, forget politics, musk is very similar to trump, rogaine, dave portnoy where they are challenging the establishment at have legions of fans that are questioning why do things have to be the way they are and doing so by critical thinking arch critical thoughts or what not which is what everybody should be there for and taking the fight to that and you are going to start
seeing hit pieces come out on elon, the lawsuits, threatening, it is ongoing to happen but also taking on the richest man in the world who loves trolling. let's go. it is going to be fun. ashley: beacon of light for free speech, great to see you. great to see you. too much coffee. tom brady is asking musk to do one thing if he buys twitter. what is the thing? lauren: take down this photo. the combine photo. you remember the one, the training picture from his early 20s two decades ago. look like a piece of meat, not a very good one at the time, before tv 12. he wasn't selected until 199
overall pick in the sixth round by the patriots. ashley: on my goodness. he looks better than me. we should put that photo up every time we go to a break. lauren: you feel better for all the men out there, tom brady can do it, go from that to whatever he wants. ashley: i kind of feel better now. looking to plan summer vacation? of the state department says they will cut back on do not travel to international destinations. details in the next hour. the white house wants to cut reliance on china by pushing for more products to be made in america but one of the companies tasked with cutting ties has a connection to china. edward lawrence has that report from the white house next.
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ashley: rare earth minerals are critical to semiconductors, 5g, electric vehicles, and magnets in fighter jets. edward lawrence is at the white house. just how intertwined is china in this industry? >> reporter: very intertwined. a pillar of the biden administration has been made in america. the president having trouble separating china from the made in america part. here is president biden introducing empty minerals that was able to get a federal grant of $35 million in taxpayer money to create a beginning to end supply chain for critical rare earth minerals.
ashley: china >> president biden: china control the global market in these minerals and the fact that we can't bill the future if we ourselves are dependent on china for the materials that power the products today and tomorrow. >> reporter: the company that got the taxpayer money was privately held with the state owned chinese comedy with big interest. shanghai holding company had an exclusive contract to have 100% of the rare earth operations sent to china under its control. it went public last year and chinese state owned company now still holds an 8% stake. that is an exclusive contract that was replaced by one that gives rare earth to the company but allows other short and long-term leases with other companies. the ceo of the national mining association says we need
investment to make sure processing happens in this country. >> controlling is what we are concerned about. what gives me greater pause is the processing is happening overseas, needs to happen here. empty materials, companies trying to build that out. they are tasked with building that up. >> reporter: it will open a process at the end of this year. the finished product will be made in 2023. they will do the final product in the united states, one of the largest shareholders in this. so far we are waiting to hear back. ashley: they don't have an answer now. the white house has a grim outlook for how long supply
chain hurdles will last. it will outlast the pandemic? lauren: is encouraging the pandemic ends, it becomes endemic, i am trying here. the council of economic advisers says climate change, natural disasters make future supply chain disruptions inevitable in any solution might create new problems especially financially. if you move the supply chain to a more stable area, politically were environmentally, if you ask companies to carry more inventory on hand that is inefficient because it is like asking a company and the customer to pay an insurance premium for items that are already expensive. bottom line you will be paying more for goods for a little longer or a lot longer. ashley: let's talk about the housing market. what is this about property taxes not keeping up with rising home prices? lauren: they rise 16%.
%. everyone has different numbers, from a real estate company called adam but look at this, property taxes rose 1.8%, $3800 nationally. the reason they are trailing the price, they can't keep up with the price. tax assessments are severely in my opinion lagging property values and that means you will pay more in the future if you are a first-time homebuyer or stretching financial budget to get a new house and say -- i always looked at taxes first because depending on the area that changed the equation and your taxes could be more than your mortgage. a lot of people are doing that but those taxes might spike in the future when they are assessed and they have to keep up with the rising prices. ashley: westchester county, through the roof. ashley: lauren: more than your mortgage
in many cases. ashley: it is insane. markets are closed but crypto is trading. bitcoin up, ethereum down. a black lives matter cofounder says it is triggering that the irs forces charities to disclose finances. >> it is such a trip now to hear the term, like triggering, i do not know what that was before all of this happened. ashley: there's a reason for it. she is upset because she was caught buying a $6 million la mansion. guaranteed we are all over that one. it triggered us too. eric adams takes on black lives matter for their hypocrisy on rising crime. leo terrell will take it all on next.
ashley: frank james making his first court appearance. we to the first appearance since the shooting tuesday, james was denied bail. he will be detained for the entirety of the trial, he faces terrorism charge for allegedly attacking mass transit and injuring 10 people. if he is convicted he could face a lifetime sentence. prosecutors say the evidence against him a strong, premeditated intention, stockpile of weapons in his apartment and storage unit in philadelphia and the social media angle. he had history of recording and posting violent videos often about killing people. he was arrested a dozen times over three decades for low-level offenses yet he was still on the street and his attorney requesting a psychiatric evaluation. ashley: lots of questions to be answered. the mayor of new york city, eric adams calling out black lives matter after series of
shootings that left black victims dead. >> black lives matter, where are all those who stated black lives matter? the victims were black. many of the shooters were black. if black lives matter than thousands of people i saw on the street when floyd was murdered should be on the street right now stating the lives of these black children that are dying every night matters. ashley: i think he's got an absolute point. leo terrell joined me now. i think the mayor is talking sense. what say you? >> i think the mayor is using black lives matter to avoid looking in the mirror. crime in new york is up. let me be clear. if the mayor wants to do
something more effectively, stop the no cash bail. have the manhattan district attorney's people. i heard lawrence -- lauren's report about the subway shooter. that is in federal court. not in state court because mayor adams is soft on crime. look at all crime numbers. they are all up. i give him no credit for crime reduction. she didn't call out black lives matter. he has the power and influence to take career criminals off the streets. ashley: i think he has a good point in that point and the enforcement issue, still relatively new on the job but time is running out for him to take some strong steps but i want to move onto on to this one. black lives matter cofounder patrice column, shedding terrence parents the laws after the organization bought a $6 million la mansion the that fact was exposed. she calls the required tax laws
triggering and unsafe. i think you know what? it defies logic that she is saying it but what do you make of it? >> there is no logic to it. they got caught. i challenge any fox viewers to send me a text message, what has black lives matter corporation done for black americans? 0, nothing, she got caught, the 990 form that makes her nervous, every nonprofit organization bills that out. they used the george floyd case to shakedown corporations can to buy beautiful houses for themselves. black people have not benefited from black lives matter. it is a sham and a shakedown organization. ashley: what benefit does a $6 million mansion due to all the people who donated money calling for social justice, right? >> absolutely, absolutely.
they have done nothing, nothing at all. if anyone has done something send me a text message. i've seen improvement in schools, reduction in crime, i've seen nothing. 0. ashley: always a great guest saying it as it is. thank you for joining us, still had, arizona attorney general, steve hilton, and jonathan morris from rome. the 11 am hour of "varney and company" is next. ♪♪ we are family ♪♪ ... who can come to a stop with barely a bobble.
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>> democrats are trying to make us the bad guys, that somehow america is the evil world and we are systemically racist. we are not. this is the home of systemic opportunity. >> we just hit 10.4% inflation in the rocky mountain west. it is directly a result of president biden's free spending policy. i think the administration needs to take a course in economics. we need to shut off the spigot of spending. >> twitter is now in play. how this story ends is going to be very exciting but it's going to be a great show to watch because the market is not necessarily sure this deal is going to work, but they have not
walked away from some other deal happening. >> i think while elon's intentions are good i don't think he's actually going to be the one to acquire twitter. he's going to make an irish exit , and exit stage left. ♪ groove is in the heart ♪ ashley: lady liberty on a beautiful morning in new york harbor, it is good friday, what a beautiful theme that is, it's 11 a.m. on the east coast on this friday, april 15. i'm ashley webster in today for stuary varney on this good friday, of course the markets are closed, but the bitcoin is still trading, right now up more than 500 bucks at $40, 485. its been very much up and down this morning on bitcoin. now this. white house press sebaceous jen psaki, she's calling out republicans. she says they have no plan to
combat rising prices. roll the tape. >> one of the biggest impacts on inflation, one of the biggest reasons why it's rising is energy prices. anybody who goes and puts gas in their car, you know. if you look at the other side, there's nothing in the cupboard. they have zero plans. we all agree inflation is a problem. they have no plan to address it. we could be saying that more and i think it would help. ashley: really? what have you got on the democrat side, that's what i want to know, steve hilton joins me now. great to see you, steve. it's remarkable that she's blaming republicans but we got to is ask what are the democrats doing to combat inflation? >> well, i mean, the whole thing, that is a straight out lie. it's not just that she's wrong. she knows that what she's saying is a lie, on both counts. in terms of their responsibility for it, so many economists are now pointing to their own over spending in particular what they call the rescue bill at the beginning of last year, just at
the start of the biden presidency, in terms of fueling inflation, so i really started to take off but more importantly , on what the republicans are doing. she actually spoke about energy. she's right that it's a big component of the cost, not just gasoline directly but of course energy is such a huge component of industry cost pushing up prices. the republicans have made clear, repeatedly, that they would un leash the american energy industry so that we produce more oil & gas, which means that the price be lower. it's called supply and demand. republicans want to increase supply, democrats are trying to reduce supply with their crazed climate extremism. ashley: well, you blame the republicans, and then vladimir putin and anyone else walking by by at the time. steve i want to move on, the average price of gas, you know this you live in california its surged to $5.71 for a gallon of regular. now lawmakers there were considering a plan to ban the
sales of new gas powered cars by 2035, that's by my college school math that's about 12-13 years from now that's not very far off. >> it's totally nuts on so many levels. first of all the origin of this. let's go back to when this was first announced by governor gavin newsom. it was in the middle of the wildfires that were raging a couple of years ago, year and a half ago or so, in the middle of the wildfires instead of actually doing something useful to stop the wildfires, in terms of forest management, supporting the fire resources, nothing like that. he made some announcement about gas cars, what difference would that actually make to the wildfire ms. spears that's how this originated and then if you look at one of the people on the air resources board, who actually made this announcement, gave the game away, here is a quote. he said we can't get people to get vaccinated, he said why do we think we can get them to buy an electric car? we'll have to get creative about making these vehicles attractive
and compelling to consumers even beyond their inherent attributes what's that code for? sub say diplomats. people don't want them, we'll have to subsidize them. final point, ashley. what does this mean? it means it's going to be more demand on the electricity grid, which even now can't cope. we've got blackouts in california because of their climate extremism reducing yet again energy sources here in california, and they want to put more demands on the electricity grid which can't even cope now. ashley: yeah, one last one for you, steve. democrat lawmakers reportedly questioning the mental capacity of california senator dianne feinstein. look, it's a difficult question to ask. she's turning 89 in june. do you think she's fit to serve? >> i don't know, because i don't know her. what i do know is that you've got these four democrat senators plus one house member coming out with a sneaky briefing off the record, instead of actually being open about it, instead of
talking to her about it i think it's incredibly cruel to talk about it in this way, and the fact is that you've got these democrats clinging on to power and the real question is, why doesn't someone come forward and clearly say, well we can all see in relation to joe biden and his mental capacities, and that's what we really need, someone around him to speak up and in terms of these senators i want to know who they are instead of these secret briefings, come out into the open. don't be such cowards. who are these four senators saying this about dianne feinstein? ashley: very true. transparencies by gosh. >> exactly. ashley: steve hilton always fired up, fighting the good fight out on the west coast and of course, steve, we'll be watching you on "the next revolution" sunday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern on fox news. steve, great to speak to you. thank you so much. >> and you, ash, happy easter. ashley: same to you. jonathan hoenig joins me now. jonathan, you say elon musk's bid to take over twitter shows
basically that the system works. what do you mean by that? >> yeah, great to be with you. look in america companies are owned not by the public, even if they are used by the public, they are owned by their owners and ultimately controlled by the board of directors, and look , twitter has been basically stagnating for a long time. it's not because its had censorship. it's because its had terrible management. that's what elon is trying to bring here maybe there's an element about it to protect what he believes is free speech but this is a company that's failed to innovate. certainly in its policies but also things like crypto integration, and this is what elon is talking about. he's got a great history here of making oh, i don't know, people millionaires, so this is a positive sign that shows the system works, and the twitter we see even six months, a year, two years from now will probably look very different than it does today. ashley: does it get sold, does someone else in the tech arena come in perhaps? i had a guest earlier today that says google might be a good
pairing, what are your thoughts? >> well unfortunately there's a lot of regulation that even the public doesn't see about covert takeovers and so it makes it very difficult and more difficult than it was certainly 60 years ago to take over, acquire and combine companies but you can actually see that. look, it's hard to think of linkedin for example, as an independent company but its been mentioned previously microsoft has helped that company really thrived and there's so much competition though, ashley, in social media. you've got disodder, reddit, rumble, so many so you'll see consolidation, and you're going to see innovation, probably amazon is the best example, that company is totally almost unrecognizable to where it was 20 years ago. twitter is going to be the same thing, if it survives. twitter is not like this intrinsic value. it's only as good as its engineers, it's only as good and vibrant as its consumers so if management can't please both those constituencies, this company is going to fail.
ashley: i literally got 15 seconds jonathan, what does subscription-based strategy which others suggested be the way to go for twitter and would people pay for it? >> honestly, ashley, i don't know. i could have never imagined twitter. i remember in 2000 i thought well internet is over there's nothing new to invent but these geniuses like elon musk, they keep coming up with something new and as consumers we're the ones that benefit. ashley: that's very true. you're absolutely right, jonathan hoenig great stuff as always. >> be well. ashley: happy easter to you, sir , thank you. apple has begun testing new models of their mac computers with next generation m-2 chips. sounds like a story for susan. >> sounds real exciting. ashley: the chip queen. >> so apple has been making their own chips and all of a sudden they are one of the largest chipmakers in the world, especially if you're making chips that go into the iphones, ipads, and macs, were the last to go given the legacy deal that apple had
with intel, but the feedback so far is that apple's own chips are actually faster with less friction, and according to bloomberg apple is testing out nine now new mac models with four different next generation m 2 chips, and testing out how they perform with third party apps in the app store, which i think is very interesting. also apple just introduced last month a faster chip that goes into the mac book pro models and really this is big disruption especially against the big chipmakers and especially if you're intel which has underperformed because apple now is stepping in making their own parts which kind of makes sense and helps them, by the way , ashley, circumvent the global chip shortage and the supply chain woes. ashley: yes, the best way to do it make them yourself, all right susan thank you very much. amazon ceo andy jassey says ris ing costs and inflation taking a toll on the company. what more did he say? >> yeah, the company can't keep up and that's a big reason why they are adding that 5% fuel and inflation surcharge on their
sellers who use their warehouses for storage and for shipping. in his first letter to shareholders, andy jassey stressed innovation because that certainly be a way to bring down labor costs especially labor if you're innovating constantly and go go to artificial intelligence and use of robots, for instance. ashley: yes, the costs mount up. all right lauren thank you very much. let's take a look at some sports the united states football league kicking off its inaugural season tomorrow, we'll take you live right there to the stadium, coming up next in birmingham, alabama. gender x is now an option on american passports a group of republicans call it a mockery of science and they are pushing back against the secretary of state. we'll have that story, and you can soon fly to get free money in chicago, what a deal. the city is giving away 500 bucks a month to thousands of residents. the report right after this. ♪
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♪ that's what i want ♪ ashley: chicago a chilly 46 degrees i just checked the wind out of the southwest, 26-mile an hour gusts so living up to its name the windy city. by the way chicago is preparing to launch a universal basic income program, mayor lori lightfoot says the $31 million plan will support families hit by the pandemic. grady trimble joins me now. all right, grady. break it down for us, how is this exactly going to work?
reporter: ash so applications for the program open in about a week and a half april 25 and it works like a lot of universal basic income programs do across across the country like los angeles for example, so in chicago, families will get $500 a month for a year, that'll go to 5,000 of the city's most needy families, similar to la's program where 3,200 people will get $1,000 per month. this idea of universal basic income is really gaining steam all over the united states, with at least two dozen cities starting some type of ubi program. in atlanta, for example, there's a program that's only available for black women and in california, only new moms are eligible, and in louisville, kentucky, there's a program that's for young people to get a payment each month, you have to be between 18-24 to get that payment. this ubi program though, here in chicago and elsewhere, it has a lot of critics, ashley.
you know in chicago the programs going to be funded by federal pandemic aid that was supposed to go to the city to help after the covid pandemic, so they are using that money to fund the program, and then more generally, more broadly, people say that, you know, this disincentivizes working if you are getting paid every month by the government why would you go to work and that's especially important right now for people to get back to work, as it's such a hard time to hire. ashley: and there are plenty of jobs. 18-24-year-olds in kentucky, they should be getting a job. i mean, i had to, you had to, there's no excuse. all right, grady. fascinating stuff, thank you very much. i know stu would have blown a gasket by now. a new poll shows that americans are divided over how much schools should be teaching about racism and sexuality. chris ruffo joins me now. chris, good morning. how young should we be teaching our children about gender identity, for instance, what's
your thought? >> yeah, well, we certainly shouldn't be teaching it in grades k-3. those are students between 5-8 years old. these are kids that really need to get back to the basics, with their education, they need to learn how to learn the alphabet, learn their numbers. they shouldn't be learning about whether they are asexual or pan sexual or bisexual. at that age these categories don't apply and further more, our public school teachers are not remotely qualified to be handling this kind of thing, and finally, this is truly the domain of parents. parents should be giving that kind of education for their kids and letting the schools handle the reading, writing, and math. ashley: but of course you have all these critics, the florida bill, which opponents call don't say gay, which has a ridiculous name to give it because there's no mention of gay at all in the law but some of the outrage and even disney getting involved , are you surprised by that? >> i'm not surprised. the truth of the matter is that critical race theory and queer
theory, kind of the ideologies along the axis of race and sexuality are dominant in all of america's elite institutions. from the largest universities to the largest corporations to the largest activist organizations and non-profits, this is the unitary narrative. they are now starting to circle around it and try to promote it and ron desantis the governor of florida made a simple decision. you can't be talking about sex with kindergarteners behind the parent's backs, and this should be supported and what's happened is he's revealed this tremendous push by all of these institutions, and he's earned them and frankly he's courageous to stand up in opposition. ashley: i think it's a case of the vocal minority against the silent majority, but i want to get on to the next topic, chris. a group of house republicans slamming secretary of state anthony blinken over gender x passports. they call it a mockery to science. what's your reaction? >> yeah, it's a mockery of
science, but it's also a way to shift the conversation away from the serious issues that are facing this country. nobody in this country thinks that our foreign policy has been successful, whether it's the debacle in afghanistan, the debacle in europe, the debacle with our oil supplies and our energy reserves , and so a lot of these things are done in order to shift the conversation towards these a more fisa court identity issues where they have some purchase, some currency, away from the real-world physical problems that are facing our world, and so it's a perfect symbolization of the inept biden administration, the total farce nature of our foreign policy in addition to being a mockery of basic science that everyone knows. ashley: so you truly believe, chris, this is another example essentially of a smoke screen. get people talking about something else and ignore the major cracks in our foreign policy and domestic energy policy and so on and so on.
that's cynical. >> [laughter] no, i mean, i think that's certainly part of it, but on the other hand, i mean, the other explanation is that they are true believers in this which i think is also part of it and what they can do with this is also give that kind of cookie to their base, so they can give that treat to the people that they think are driving the ship while they are trying to go from their real failures. ashley: but don't you think, chris, quickly, this actually has the reverse effect, that it really does stir up the opposition, those that don't want their children at five years old being taught about gender identity issues, that they are kind of hurting themselves if you like by actually cementing the opposition and the outrage. >> yeah, i think that's right and it really has the analog, along the lines of race with black lives matter. in 2020 black lives matter they thought they could run the field they thought they had total control. they pushed their preferred policy which was defunding the police, and little did they know it would back fire
spectacularly within the year. that's happening on the issue of gender. they are going to push very hard to get gender ideology into public schools, but they are going to be surprised when parents pushback two to three times as hard and these policies fail. ashley: but this is another example of an issue that really could force people to vote who maybe not vote in their outrage come the mid-terms. >> we'll see , but if the test case of this is with critical race theory in the virginia election last year we saw parent s not just republicans, but moderates and many democrats who voted for joe biden said wait a minute we don't want critical race theory back in our schools we'll vote for glenn youngkin because he will restore the middle ground and we'll see the same dynamic at play in the coming months. ashley: i think it's going to back fire on the woke left for sure, chris ruffo, thank you so much for joining us today really appreciate it. >> thank you. ashley: thank you. now this.
the american airlines pilots are now suing the airline. why, lauren? lauren: hours. so the airline wants them to work on their off days, not flying jets but training others on simulators, so the pilots say that that constitutes a change in work rules and that must go through the union and it didn't and they add that management is making the rules up as they go along. we just showed you the one week chart of american through the roof because the airlines are seeing this up-tick in demand. it's tremendous, they are relying on their pilots and hiring more pilots. they are doing that more and well some of the pilots don't like it. ashley: okay, well, in line with that, the state department is going to cut back on do not travel covid advisory that's good news if you want to go overseas rosenstein it? lauren: yes about 120 out of 215 countries that are rated are rated level iv, do not travel, you're looking at some of them right now as we scroll through the screen. the state department wants to
slash that number all the way down to about 20 being level iv. the travel groups are cheering this possibility, but they even want the administration to go a step further and lift all pre- departure negative testing, so ashley, i will leave you with this i will not be here next week. we'll see if i test negative to come back home. [laughter] ashley: oh, well good for you. lauren: in reality that's what it is. you oftentimes have to test negative to return to the u.s. and a lot of people are getting stuck in other countries and a lot of people are making decisions know the to go to certain places, because they might not have the time to quarantine or get stuck. ashley: but if you get stuck in an exotic beach kind of place? lauren: awesome. quarantine hotels, not really. ashley: yeah that's true. all right, we'll leave it there, lauren thank you very much. now this. 21 states are suing to stop the white house from ending title 42. arizona's attorney general mark
brnovich is leading the charge and he will join me coming up. take a look at this , powerful explosions caught on camera overnight just outside kyiv. the blasts coming hours after ukraine claims responsibility for sinking a russian warship, trey yingst has the latest report from kyiv right after this.
♪ join in, on the love train, love train ♪ ashley: you are taking a look at boston while listening to "love train" it's 59 degrees in boston and blue skies. all right so markets are closed but crypto is still trading, let's bring in susan. what are the cryptos doing today >> i think bitcoin is trying to hold at $40,000 line and speaking to the big bitcoin and cryptocurrency ceo's last week in miami it seems like everyone has acknowledged that bitcoin isn't a hedge anymore, no longer digital gold so it trades in line with the s&p 500 than say as a hedge against inflation or bad government policy, which is what it was advertised as , and especially back in 2017, but right now there is record correlation to the broader stock , how the s&p trades,
that's how bitcoin trades. meantime you heard from the dog e father himself elon musk yesterday in a ted talk, talking about dogecoin and getting rid of spam and scam bot s on twitter itch if he takes over the social media company and also engaging with robinhood on dogecoin on twitter if you can bring this up as well talking about how dogecoin can be adopted further and according to elon musk and the doge father himself he's responding saying exactly block five should keep pace with the rest of the internet because right now dogecoin transactions are much slower than say if using regular currency on the mastercard or visa systems. ashley: yeah, that's not good. all right next one for you, susan, the u.s. linking north korea hackers to the theft of millions of dollars in crypto. what do we know? >> keeping crypto safe another hot top topic in the industry and cryptocurrency space so that record breaking $600 million theft from a mark cuban-invested multi-billion dollar crypto
gaming company called sky mavis, which makes the mint game but you're seeing u.s. treasury has a trace hack back to north korea and a wallet associated with the north korea hacking group called lazaras, pretty prominent and treasury warns that anybody that interacts with this wallet or group, you are committing sanctions violations so the company, sky mavis, hacked, they said they will reimburse the lost money by using money from investor and also its own balance sheet funds but keeping your crypto safe, a lot of ceo's and i think a lot of government reg you late or s will tell you keeping it safe is one of the main ways to get more adoption for crypto to go mainstream. ashley: very interesting, susan great stuff thank you very much. russian troops launching a missile strike on ukraine, just outside the capitol of kyiv. the russians claim it destroyed a ukrainian military facility that makes and repairs missiles. trey yingst is there in kyiv and
trey what's the latest? reporter: ashley, good morning. overnight, long range missiles targeted the ukrainian capitol of kyiv. russia's defense ministry confirmed the attack saying that they hit a building plant that was being used to produce anti- air and anti-ship systems. as russian forces increase attacks in the eastern part of ukraine, russia says it will continue to target kyiv. >> the number and scale of missile strikes against targets in kyiv will increasingly respond to any terrorist attack or sabotage committed by the kyiv national regime on the russian territory. reporter: the strikes come after russia's flagship vessel of the black sea fleet sank. russia claims a fire on board caused the cruiser to sink but the ukrainians say they hit the ship with two missiles. these developments are taking place as the ukrainian people continue to find atrocities left behind in the wake of the russian occupation around kyiv. we were in the suburbs of this capitol city again today,
where war crimes prosecutors are still digging up bodies from mass graves. we also got a better look at the extensive destruction left behind. as the capitol of kyiv continues to brace for the possibility of another russian ground offensive , each and everyday, there are air raid sirens, the russians are targeting the city from the air, and the civilian population here, paying the highest price. ashley? ashley: they are indeed, trey yingst in kyiv. thank you much, sir, as always, trey stay safe. pope francis is getting backlash , why? well, over his decision to have both the ukrainian and russian families attend today's good friday way of the cross procession. theologian jonathan morris joins me now. great to see you, jonathan. let me ask you this , should the appropriate be getting political and do you think this is political? >> yeah, well, first of all let me tell you behind me is the city of rome where i come to and tonight the way of the cross
, pope francis, will be going along the way of the cross and yes, with a russian family, a ukrainian family. is it getting political to involve ukrainians and russians? i think that's just normal human interaction which is good. the pope has been super clear, pope francis has been super clear that he's supporting ukraine in its self-defense against this illegal and immoral and incredibly terrible invasion by russia. he kissed the ukrainian flag and he said that it has been a massacre, but can i tell you, bringing the russian people, russian family and ukrainian families together in a religious ceremony that's exactly what we need. this is not on the russian people themselves. it's on a terrible dictator in vladimir putin and it's directly on his shoulders. ashley: yeah, couldn't agree more. don't blame the russian people,
it's the people that are dictating them. next one for you, jonathan. the easter and passover holidays overlap this weekend, and these holidays, well they have more in common than people might think. tell us more. >> yeah, it's certainly christianity has built upon judaism in so many of its traditions. think about what passover is. it's the beginning of the exodus of the jewish people, out of slavery, and in the christian th eology, we believe the death of jesus which happens on good friday, we'll explain that in a second, is actually the exodus of humanity out of the slavery of sin, into the possibility of new life which is easter, and why is it good friday? why is it called good friday, a day in which jesus was crucified because it's the good news, according to christian theology that says you are loved and you are loved so much that god himself be willing to die in your place with the possibility
of easter resurrection. ashley: very very good thank you for that explanation, jonathan morris. coming to us from the beautiful city of rome. >> beautiful 69 degrees much better than boston, 58, come on. ashley: we get a weather report too, thank you so much, jonathan , enjoy your time, we'll speak again soon, thank you. >> thank you. ashley: now this , a can of arizona ice tea costs just $0.99 and its been that way for the last 30 years. how is arizona shrugging off inflation? border agents say 50 migrants trapped inside a locked train car, horrible. border patrol says they have rescued more than 6,600 people in just the last six months. report from the border is next. ♪
ashley: all right, take a look at this. images show border patrol agents rescuing at least a dozen migrants in distress trying to cross the rio grande river. casey stegal is in eagle pass, texas, and the bodies of five migrants were recovered in just one week, right? reporter: that's right these numbers are really difficult to put into perspective. we're in the rio grande or i'm sorry the del rio sector which is next to the rio grande sector and in this area alone, 45 water rescues were carried over, over a three day period last month, and this past wednesday, just right here in el paso, they had 12 rescues in a single day. we see it a lot once the migrants get into the water
which is the international boundary between the two countries and they try to make their way across to the u.s. side, a lot of times they get into trouble with the swift currents or they just don't know how to swim. we've seen people holding babies just trying to get across, as we travel from sector to sector, covering this story, and we should point out that since we have been here on the ground for the last week, we've noticed a few recurring themes. number one, the groups are getting larger in size in terms of what is being apprehended. number two, they are crossing at all hours of the day. we have some activity going on right now and it's not just primarily contained to the morning hours. 230 miles to our south in star county, texas, look at these videos or pictures from u.s. border patrol. more than 350 migrants apprehended traveling two groups , and the majority of them were single adults.
>> everybody keeps saying that when title 42 ends we're going to see an increase. how can we see a bigger increase than we already have? we already don't have the funds we already don't have the staff to handle barely what's happening in the county on a daily basis. reporter: a lot of frustration there from people, not just locals, living in the community but also officials, law enforcement agents that we've talked to since we've been here. this week we should note governor abbott signed agreement s with three of the four states that border the mexican states, that border texas. there are four of them, and they have agreed to step up securities and immigration on their side of the river, a press conference is scheduled for this afternoon with governor of the fourth state, we expect the announcement will be they too are joining the list to help curb the problem. ashley? ashley: we'll see if that helps casey stegall, thank you very much appreciate it. 21 states have now joined the
lawsuit against the biden administration over their decision to lift title 42. arizona, one of those states and the attorney general mark brnovich joins me now from the border. on what grounds are you suing the administration? >> thank you for having me on. essentially the biden administration is violating federal law by rescinding title 42 at this time, and practically speaking, i think even the democrats recognize that title 42 is the last tool we have left in our tool box that's not, that's preventing an even further chaos and even further permanent damage to our country as a result of the biden administration's failed immigration policies, so rescinding title 42 at this time is essentially like throwing gasoline on a fire. ashley: well it seems to me that its already been out of control and now we're seeing numbers grow even more. i mean, this is a crisis, but
there's no other word you can use. >> it's not a crisis, it's a catastrophe. literally people are dying every single day as a result of the surge of fentanyl and methamphetamine coming into this country as a prosecutor it breaks my heart and as a parent to see the price of fentanyl pills falling so dram at beingly and the price of methamphetamine , because that means peoples sons, daughters, nieces and nephews are going to die as a result of the biden administration's policies so shame on them for basically not decriminalizing, by doing permanent guidance that allows people to stay in this country illegally, by rescinding a loss that we had with a rescinded the public charge rule, because they want to get benefits to people that don't have status, and now you see what's happening in title 42. they literally are incentivizing and decriminalizing people coming here and the system is getting overwhelmed and people are dying as a result of that. ashley: it's horrible. arizona attorney general mark brnovich at the border, thank you very much, sir, for joining
us today to bring home that point. we appreciate it. by the way, as you know, inflation is soaring across the country. just one perhaps bright spot, a 23-ounce can of arizona ice tea still costs $0.99 but its been that price for 30 years. the question is, lauren how are they doing it? lauren: they know something under a buck o psychologically attractive so they even put a number 99 on the can so the merchant can't raise the price. the company is privately owned. the owner is absorbing the higher cost of everything including the aluminum that the ice tea is in and they are making cuts in other areas, advertising, the trucks are delivering in the middle of the night so you don't get traffic, and they have scale , a billion cans sold per year. imagine that, same price for 30 years. ashley: wow. fantastic i love it. lauren thank you very much. now i want you to take a look at this. that's the uniform jackie
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ashley: the u.s. football league kicks off this weekend in birmingham, alabama. madison all worth is there. you're talk together some of the players and coaches, madison what are they saying about tomorrow's big game? reporter: oh, they are saying that for the fans, it is going to be unlike any other football game you've ever seen. you'll have more access both visually and with audio than you've ever seen before. talking about the tech that's really where this is coming from the cameras themselves, you'll get 57 cameras for this game, compared to the typical 22 from the nfl. we're not just talking about drones and skycams. you actually have cameras in the helmets themselves. you'll get that first point of view from the players. they are really doing a lot because we've now come so far with technology, to take advantage of it in this game. they aren't just relying on the old games, old rules that we know from the nfl. they have also put spin on that making the game faster as well,
making those decisions happen quicker, and that is what i'm hearing from the players and coaches especially those who spent time in the nfl they say this is going to be a fun and exciting engage engaging game. take a listen. >> the rule changes are exciting, it's going to be a faster-paced game, we've got a 35 second play clock, overtime is going to be unique, it's the equivalent of a hockey shoot out, going to be short, intense, and quick, and over so you can't blink during the overtime. reporter: and you know with overtime also, ashley, with soccer or football as you will in the uk they kind of have that shootout. that's how this is described really fast but i want to give you another piece of tech. i'll try to catch the football. so close. okay, clearly i'm not playing on the field but i'm on it for today. the ball itself is also fascinating, ashley. ashley: [laughter] reporter: it has a chip in it so now in the nfl, they have chips on the players. this ball is tracked for speed, possession and also will help
determine if that first down has been made so incredible tech making this game different first game at 7:30 eastern ashley hopefully they do better than i just did. ashley: [laughter] looking forward to it madison all worth thank you very much right there on fox. by the way, today is jackie robinson day, sticking with sports 75 years since the hall of famer made his major league debut and shattered the color barrier, ken golden from golden auctions joining us now. you've got some of the most valuable robinson items in history. let's begin with that 51 verse jersey, ken? >> sure again this is all at golden auctions right now and this is lot number one, the current bid is 2.4 million. it is an all-original game-used 1951 jackie robinson jersey and of course it's number 42 which nobody in the history of baseball will wear again. ashley: all right how much are you expecting? >> we expect this to break the
all-time record for sports memorabilia which is 6.6 million and it could be the first item of sports collectible that exceeds $10 million. ashley: wow. all right let's move quickly we can, the baseball bat used during the 1949 all-star game. >> sure, the current bid on this is 270,000, we expect this to go well-over $1 million. the key here is it comes with a letter from jackie's wife rachel robinson confirming that not only this was the game-used bat from the 49 all-star game but that it was, displayed in their home for , you know, his entire lifetime. ashley: very cool. very quickly, ken. the national baseball hall of fame plaque. how much for that? >> i love this one. this is the actual plaque jackie was given on july 23, 1962 when he became the first african american inducted into the baseball hall of fame. ashley: how much? >> this we expect to go between 300 and $400,000. ashley: ken, that was quick but
fascinating as always, ken thank you very much we wish you luck with the auction. it's now time for the friday trivia question, in which state, i'll say that again, in which state did the easter bunny first appear? there they are, new york, pennsylvania, virginia, massachusetts, the answer right after this. .. (vo) verizon is going ultra! with 5g ultra wideband in many more cities, you get up to 10x the speed at no extra cost. plus six premium entertainment subscriptions, included! like disney+, music, gaming, and more!
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the ashley: we asked in what state the easter bunny first appeared. i was going to say confused. we to we are on a sugar high. pennsylvania? ashley: very good. your bunny knowledge is impressive. came to america with german immigrants in the 1700s. a very confused bunny. neil cavuto is in, take it away. neil: now they are going to hop on to me i see. i am trying. i am doing i best. have a wonderful weekend. let's look at what is happening. the exact same thing that was happening this morning because there is no trading today. last time you left you it was down one hundred 15 points and the reason, the fear of rising interest rates. can for sure will be joining