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[national anthem] ♪ abby: good morning. happy sunday, everyone. it is february 26th. i'm abby huntsman. president trump turning down dinner invite from the associated press. telling them he is out. is that a smart move for the president? pete: he came out of absolutely nowhere to win the race. how did tom perez become the dnc chairman? was the race rigged by president obama? the new scoop has liberals threatening possible revolt. >> if
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♪ ♪ celebration ♪ let's all celebrate and have a good time. abby: i have got to say there was a lot of celebration going on last night. my mom always warned me growing up abby, nothing good happens after midnight. we drive into the city at crazy hours and celebrating, right? it's 4:00 in the morning. and for some reason this morning early at 4:00 a.m. there was just a lot of activity. a lot of celebrating. clayton: it's been so warm on the
east coast. bachelor parties and bachelorette parties. pete: i had the same impression. there were a few more vomit piles. i'm sorry. it's early. a lot of people were out. clayton: good morning, everyone. abby: we were all in bed by 7:00 p.m. clayton: pete hegseth.
good morning, everyone. we have a good show for you this morning. we begin with a fox news alert. a serious one. five people seriously hurt after mardi gras celebration takes a terrifying turn when an accused drunk driver plows through the crowd. >> multiple injuries. abby: police in new orleans say the pickup truck hit two cars before losing control hitting into a group of parade growers. at least 28 people were hurt. the youngest victim just 3 years old. police say the driver was highly intoxicated. he is now in custody. also the white house this morning firing back at the mainstream media over reports the trump administration excluded cnn and "new york times" from a press briefing. press secretary sean spicer setting the record straight on justice with judge jeanine. take a listen. >> there's a pool that is set up by the white house correspondence association that is representation of tv,
radio, and it rotates daily who is in that pool. they tell us who is in the pool. we don't tell them. we chose to have a gaggle and we invited members to come be a part of it. abby: cnn call it retaliation over their reporting of so-called fake news. the e.p.a.'s new boss waste nothing time rolling back regulations. >> the future ain't what it used to be at the e.p.a. abby: that was scott pruitt telling an energy particular ene plans to start rolling back regulations but did not say what laws. a liberal love fest. the "new york times" is looking to pat itself on the back on oscar night. the paper apparently will air tv ad during awards to help rebuild its failing reputation. >> the truth is our nation is
more divided than ever. abby: that is a 30 second spot says the truth is hard. take as swipe at the white house. fake news feud between president trump and what he called the failing "new york times." clayton: going right after their audience. abby: their subscription there. clayton: he has certainly had a battle with the press. and now we are getting another extension of that battle. president trump last night taking to twitter and he tweeted this and set the world on fire with this one. he said i will not be attending the white house correspondence association dinner this year. please wish everyone well and have a great evening. that, of course, in april. the white house correspondence dinner is a time-honored tradition where the white house and the press corps and get together. abby: since the 1920s this has been going on. clayton: get up there and make funnel. the president will make fun of the president and comedian
will make fun of the president. he is out, not going. abby: over the years this dinner has turned into something differential. if you have been or even watched it. i'm sure many people in our audience has not watched this dinner. it's very much the elite crowd of the media and hollywood. i mean, president obama was totally in his comfort zone when he went the past few years and he went every single year. not every president has gone. ronald reagan after assassination attempt called in from where he weighs. and president carter and president nixon that left before the dinner even started. this is not the first time we have seen someone taking a step back and saying this is not my crowd and not my scene. pete: this is classic trump. why do i need to hang out with a crowd who is going to bash me. fox news debate and other places cpac last year. he said i'm not going. this is a guy who is comfortable in my own skin. why do i need a night of this. i'm at war with the fake news media. can i snub them. this pretty much relies on the
profile of the president. they need me. i don't need them. abby: i don't need another gala to go to. you have had outlets up to this point that said they are not going to go the new yorker. vanity fair. clayton: going to go but not have the after parties. abby: they spend a lot of money on these extravagant parties. clayton: bloomberg reported they are not going to have their after party to. get up there and be as funny, look. george w. bush in his early days doing it was not kind of on but then in later years was pretty darn funny. president obama was better than the comedians who would show up. his jokes were really, really good. i'm not sure president trump wants to go up and do that look at what he did with that hillary night in new york city at that dinner. that thing fell flat. pete: he had some good lines though. at the end of the day who does this really matter to. how many people in america care about the white house correspondence dinner? i'm going to give a double zero not one but two. this is insider beltway.
they call it the nerd prom. abby: they do. the whos who's who. pete: the swamp personified. abby: you won't see at the white house correspondence dinner. clayton: 8 years or four years depending on the length of his presidency. pete: cpac every year but forget about the white house correspondence dinner. i kind of love it. clayton: another thing following you this morning. watching what was unfolding in atlanta and picking of the dnc chair. we thought it's going to come down to keith ellison, tom perez obama's former labor secretary. we had interesting discussions on the show that the establishment, they wanted tom perez. so who do you think won? tom perez. and here he is talking yesterday afternoon his victory. watch. >> i need to tell you, folks, at the outset, i know that i have more questions than answers.
i told you before this morning that team tom means team. and as a team, we he will work together. some day they're going to study this era in american his have and thehistory and study ie no nothing movements. they will say where were you in 2017 when we had the worst president in the history of the united states? we will all be able to say united democratic party led the resistance, insured that this president was a one-term president. abby: wow. pete: team tom versus president trump. i found out about his win from president trump's twitter feed which he tweeted this and there is tom perez with obama. we will talk more about that relationship as well. president trump took straight to twitter right after this announcement saying congratulations to thomas perez who has just been named chairman of the dnc. i could not be happier for him or for the republican party.
abby: to which tom perez jumped right back with his snarky response call me tom and don't get too happy. democrats united across the country will be your worst nightmare. clayton: it's interesting. because you had donald trump tweeting that out saying we are going to take you on basically. and then you had bernie sanders tweeting yesterday as well. i thought his response was actually just as interesting. because he was calling out sort of the establishment in all of this in a subtle way. he said it's imperative. tom understands that the same old, same old isn't working we must bring in working and young people in a new way. abby: he is right about that because keith ellison was his guy. he is one of the bernie sanders train. attacking people as more leftist movement. clayton: remnants of the obama administration? is this the remnants of hillary clinton? pete: it's the remnants of the establishment. they have further pushed off the reckoning of their party.
it's the biggest story of the day in the fact that democrats chose tom perez. he has been a government lawyer his entire career with the establishment inside the swamp. the energy was behind keith ellison. the progressives want keith ellison. that's where they want the future of the party to go with bernie sanders. they might argue sufficiently rig the vote count washington type insiders to elect tom perez to be the chairman who hillary clinton wanted and barack obama wanted, the consultant class wants. clay delay conspiracy theory may not be as crazy as it sounds. ed klein said during the election cycle he was saying look, watch for the obamas to be in washington. they're going to be there. abby: he predicted all of this. clayton: shadow government. arm in things. we will have him later on the show. abby: so interesting to mention bernie sanders tweet. what gets people to the voting booth is not making sure it's rigged is enthusiasm. getting people excited includes the young people. that's what democrats did not do this go around. they have a real challenge on
their hands. pete: talk about a double get punch. bernie sanders rigged against him. where do we go now in the split continues in the democratic party. no doubt. clayton: let us know what you think about it email@example.com. abby: let us know what you think about the correspondence dinner. pete: senator elizabeth warren otherwise known as pocahontas has been supportive of immigrants and refugees. >> it is illegal. >> it is illegal. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it will be overturned. >> it will be overturned. pete: now some of our nation's heroes, veterans, are asking when will senator warren have their back? those vets join us live next. clayton: plus it can't be true, right? would hillary clinton really run for president again? well, we just told you author ed klein will be here this hour. pete: she has a new dnc chair. a new debbie wasserman schultz.
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between legal and illegal activity and choose instead to to act out negatively in selfish political theater. where is your rally for u.s. veterans, senator warren. abby: so do they have a point? bring in two of the u.s. veterans behind that letter john mcdonald is a spokesperson for veterans assisting veterans and the president dennis mitchella. thank you for being with us. >> good morning. thanks for having us on this morning. abby: we love having you. go ahead. >> i wanted to thank pete for his service. pete: i appreciate it. >> and his contributions with concerned veterans for america. we appreciate both fox. pete: thank you. >> and the boston herald for bring this issue forward. abby: we are in good company. john, start us off. what are you most passionate here? >> the bottom line is we have had a long history of the v.a. really failing our veterans. and we have a long history of both, you know, democrats and
republicans for that matter ignoring the very serious issues of veterans benefits. and all of a sudden now we seem to have this political theater in our country where people like elizabeth warren who is our state senator, obviously, in massachusetts. and she has decided that she is going to spend her time on working on things that really, you know, we think she is just trying to run for president. now, we are not trying to be political with this. what we're doing. abby: you need help. you are asking for more help. more on what really matters here, right? >> you are absolutely right. we're here trying to mobilize our fellow veterans to say, you know what? instead of working on illegal activity. instead of finding ways to bring people in who are illegal, how about some of these senators that decided to jump on this type of activity and congressman have decided to jump on this activity. how about you help the people standing in line.
people that are here legally trying to obtain their citizenship and how about you run to the microphones and help the veterans that provided you the opportunity to speak this way. pete: it's such a great point you just oppose the treatment of veterans in facilities with whofer whelming reference to illegals and what we can do on the refugee side it can be very frustrating. why does senator warren specifically put such focus on illegal immigrants and that side as opposed to rolling her sleeves up and say we have vets in massachusetts not being served well who have gone to war and fight for us. why not that emphasis? >> that's what we want to find out, pete. i was in the service also, my war was vietnam. pete: thank you. >> the article that john and i put together was to raise awareness of what's going on. as you well know i know you are a candidate for the veterans administration. there is hundreds of veterans dying every day whether through illness, old age or
suicide. why don't we worry about that first. our grandparents are immigrants. mine are from italy and canada. we are not anti-immigration. my background is law enforcement. i don't want a criminal in my neighborhood. that's what it is all about. abby: that's a great point. i'm glad you made that. here is what senator warren's office is saying about this we have immigrants and children of immigrants who serve with honor in our military. she is doing everything she can to protect the rights. pete: is that a point you are not talking about legal or illegal. >> that's not the point. the point is this. elizabeth warren and people like her seem to have a very hard time understanding the difference between legal and illegal there has been plenty of immigrants served in the united states military and our hats are off to all of them and we love their contribution and service to our country. i find it very hard to believe that elizabeth warren wants to lump all immigrants into the
same category. you know, again, it seems to be the fact that she is more interested in creating political theater than she is for actually helping americans. this is so much a call to action to our fellow vorns so they can understand that we need to speak out. you know what? people need to understand these politicians work for us. we don't work for them. >> yeah. >> it was legal immigrants and the united states citizens that voted for elizabeth warren. illegal immigrants didn't vote for. abby: that's a great point. and so important you are speaking out. two brothers in mind are just beginning their journey in the navy. that's something i couldn't be soism passioned about. >> thank y for having us. pete piatt you got it new dnc chair tom perez says his party is now united and time to move on. is that really the case? michael moore says he is not buying it. does richard fowler agree? he is here live next.
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clayton: welcome back. quick international headlines for you. a search for a motive after man say this man plowed his vehicle into a bakery stand. cornered by police and then shot. [gunfire] the suspect is still in the hospital. new details today in the assassination of kim jong nam the half-brother of korean
dictator kim jong un. assassin nature said she was paid $90 to rub what she thought was baby oil on his face. the clear deadly nerve agent used to kill him. abby: amazing story. well, it's been just a few months since their crushing november loss and now democrats choosing yet another establishment candidate to lead the dnc. >> we will all be able to say the united democratic party led the resistance insured that this president was a one-term president and elected democrats across this country. pete: president obama's former labor secretary tom perez edging a narrow win over controversial congressman keith ellison. is the party really united like he claims? >claims? here to weigh in democratic strategist richard fowler who just got back from atlanta. abby: welcome back. >> only for "fox & friends."
wheels down at jfk was 11:00 last night. clayton: take us behind the scenes. what was the mood like in the room. tom perez an establishment candidate came out of nowhere. labor secretary for president obama. we were hearing rumblings that that's what the obama administration wanted and clintonites wanted and keith ellison was out. what was it like in the room. >> republican party was here right after president obama's win in 2009. they are really trying to figure out what do we do next? what's our next step? we didn't win the presidential election we have to gain back seats in the house. we have to gain back seats in the senate. how do we do it? i think the folks who were part of the dnc decided to elect tom perez. the first thing tom perez did first act as chair was create a deputy chair position and that went to keith ellison. and so i think that's party of it and i think the other thing to be excited about is have you new young talent coming into the party. one of the vice chair seats went to a fellow new yorker michael blake who is a state rep here. they are trying to figure out how do we talk to young people.
how do we engage them and engage millennials as bernie sanders said in tweet last night. pete: where did tom perez come from. we heard about keith ellison. tom perez got in late in the race than others. there is speculation that the obamas and clintons and consultant class, the establishment of the democratic party said we don't's keith ellison. we already rejected bernie sanders. we want to keep the status quo. is there a sense amongst democrats and progressives that that's what they have done here? >> that's a good question and i don't know and here's the thing. i don't think tom perez is not progressive. pete: is he establishment. >> absolutely. is he a labor secretary. richard trumka president of afl-cio said this guy was the greatest labor secretary ever had. he fought for overtime pay. tried to fight for overtime wage. disconnect between hillary camp and bernie camp hopefully keith as a deputy chair and tom as the chair can work together to ridge that gap. it's going to be uphill battle. the democratic party is going
to have to come together to take on donald trump. that is what we know. when you walked out of that meeting last night the sense was we are together no matter what happens and we have got take on donald trump and the republican party. abby: michael moore we don't usually hear from him very much -- no, i'm joking. he tweeted out about this as well well, there you go. i will try to come up with another idea. if we leave it to them, morning of the same. ahead with the #dems. the question i have for you. there seems to be a lot of anger coming from the democratic party. a lot of anger towards president donald trump. have you mentioned this, what they are needing to move forward and win elections as a platted form is a message focused on the economy and people that need it most. how do they do that? >> absolutely. i think,able buy, you are right. one thing i will say that you can point to when you see democrats whether the argument help organize them but democrats are energized. progressives are energized at town halls across the country. don't get me wrong. i have think what we know,
what we do stand for is they are against donald trump. trump.clay. pete: that's not enough though. >> absolutely. i think it's going to take time -- once -- the election just happened a couple months ago. democrats are trying figure out what their quote unquote contract for america is you will start to see them slowly have conversation with the voters at the women's march. with the voters that are going to these town halls all across the country. what is it that you want to hear from your party and leaders. it doesn't matter if it's the democratic party or republican party. we are all shaped by the people, the american people. it's what democratic voters are saying to us will determine what the party does. abby: good to have a healthy debate on both sides of the aisle. >> interesting. pete: appreciate united states it. clayton: who needs to watch the oscars when you are going to hear this. >> policies of the administration really unamerican. he.
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>> the policies of this administration are abhorrent and they will not last. it's a time to struggle for the future of the soul of our nation. and i so i know this feels preachy and boring and i'm preaching to the choir but i'm lending my little voice to the chorus here and saying all of you -- you are struggling. you are doing it so well and speaking up. i'm really proud to be a part of this community for a reason and give trophies. abby: excited for tonight's big show. clayton: at first i thought that was gordon lightfoot. abby: that was casey affleck. looks like a warm-up act for oscar award. is he up for one of the awards tonight. clayton: movie s.e. up for is. abby: manchester by the sea. clayton: i know you had a box
of tissues. abby: was a depressing movie. pete: beach in santa monica before the oscars. that will be a preview. pretty inspiring looking down mumbling a little bit. i don't know who is he motivating. abby: who is he speaking to the audience he is talking to they are already anti-trump, right? if you really wanted to rile up your base and your support and really have an effect against what they don't like, have you got to get people on your team that aren't already on your team, right? pete: true, such a great point. how much courage it must have taken to talk to an audience of zero trump supporters on santa monica beach. clayton: can we get back to enjoying the movies thanking mom for encouraging me? i don't know, it just seems like. pete: big brother ben. abby: what do you guys think? are any of you going to be watching the oscar awards or have they gotten too political? i don't remember it being like this. pete: this is a whole another era and trump is going to set
them into a tizzy tonight. clayton: there was protesting going on. ff weekend is our twitter feed. go in and weigh in on it. abby: u.s. customs saying the son of the late legendary boxer muhammed ali wasn't signaled out for being muslim when he was hailed in an airport earlier this month. muhammed ali jr.'s said he was pulled aside for questioning arabic sounding name and asked are you muslim. we have no interest in questioning anyone for two hours about their religion. and many of the same democrats who boycotted the president's inauguration will not .
abby: take this shot after the ball went into the water. the announcer was impressed with his dedication. [laughter] >> dude. that's what i would do if i had that body. >> right. abby: i love that. clayton: six pack like him could do that. pete: take your shirt off gratuitous. abby: celebration ended shortly after that he missed the weekend cut. but he made headlines. we are still talking about him. clayton: that's how you get
ratings up for golf. abby: if you look that good. clayton: just a few hours from now nascar's 2017 season kicks off with one of the biggest races in the world it's the daytona 500. let's check in with our own rick reichmuth eric jones looking to become the youngest winner of this great race in history. rick? rick: nascar ratings could use a little bit of help maybe. eric jones you were just seeing. this any chance you are going to race like that what you saw golfer there. >> maybe that's something me and my buddies would do on the golf course. i don't know if on the nascar cup tour is something we want to be doing. rick: this is your first year running the cup series. you won the truck series. you know what you are doing. you are graduating up and growing up and this is your first daytona. >> first daytona 500 every ar dreams. pumped to get out there in our new camry. looks good. it should be fun.
i'm excited to see what it's all about and see what this race kind of holds for us. rick: for people that don't watch nascar all that much you don't realize the biggest race of the year is the first race of the year. if you are returning in your rookie season and starting off your first race with the biggest and most important race of the season. is that daunting or intimidating to you at all? >> it is in some ways. everybody is probably putting the most pressure on themselves for this weekend and just everybody wants to win this race. everybody wants to shock and win this race. we only get one shot a year. everybody is trying to be on top of their game. a few ground jewel races we go to. this is the one everybody wants. it does put more pressure on you. at the end of the day you can only do so much. rick: you are 20 years old in your mind do you think i can win this race today? >> absolutely. we saw dresser bain do it. he was 21st, start. daytona is possible. seems like everybody can grab
a win at. rick: i interviewed trevor bayne before he won that race that day. i'm just saying it might be good luck for you. there is a new thing going on this year at nascar and i'm a little bit disturbed by. this what's going on here? >> so toyota is taking and giving us the mascot to go around the track. we have mass scotts in every other sport so why not here in nascar. rick: this guy is you. this is eric jones bobble head? is that what we call him? >> big head. rick: exactly. i got that wrong. i even thought that was funny. there you go, guys, eric jones. rooky. abe abe i hope you get the rick reichmuth bump. clayton: can we get a rick reichmuth bobble head? rick: it already is. abby: thank you, guys. of course life from daytona all morning long and catch the daytona 500 today at 2:00 p.m. on fox. the mainstream media compares donald trump to hitler. well there is another
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barack obama 2017, a group of unhappy voters now calling on the former u.s. commander-in-chief to run for president of france. posters now lining the streets as you can see and a petition circling online. the creators of the petition they say it is a joke but it started out a frustration about politicians in france. well, he has been spotted soaking up rays in the virgin islands and going on coffee run in new york. is former president barack obama really retired? clayton: our next guest doesn't think so he think obama has set up a shadow presidency. pete: journalist and author of "guilty as sin" ed klein. >> good to be here this morning. pete: give us the inside scoop two things. start first with the dnc in atlanta last night they elected a chair. what does that say to you about the future of that party? >> i think the big winner last night actually was hillary clinton because if you think about it, if bernie sanders'
guy ellison had won, that would have essentially pushed hillary off to the side. pete: tom perez was hillary's guy. >> tom was hillary's guy. he was also barack obama's guy. but, basically, it' if hillary wants to run which i'm told she does back in 2020. and if bernie sanders' guy, ellison had been in charge of the committee, democratic national committee, she would have had a hard time. pete: pause though you are saying hillary clinton, your sources are telling you this dnc election could help propel a candidate clinton again in 2020? >> here is what hillary has in mind. she is going to write a book for simon and shuster memoirs as you know. she will do paid speeches. i'm also told she is planning a listening tour, just the way she did when she ran for senate. clayton: she had high marks and high approval rating when she was senator of new york and she listened. she went around to all counties.
it seemed like she failed to listen during this election. >> she sure did. pete: failed to connect with voters this time. how old would she be at this point? >> 73, 74. clayton: you really think that's going to happen? >> i think she thinks it's going to happen. do i think it's going to happen? no. pete: last book didn't sell. why would this one sell? >> that and also she is not in good health. she is really the old guard. huge, tremendous desire within the party for new faces, youth. a new start. but she is not giving up. abby: the american people have spoken a few times now about her running. but you said, we were talking in the commercial break this sort of infighting between the establishment and the bernie sanders, you know e more of the left of the democratic party that's still going to continue on at the grassroots local state levels, they could potentially be quite effective really going against hillary clinton. >> that's very true. while we were all concentrating on this democratic national committee
chairmanship meanwhile back in california, hawaii, washington state, the bernie sanders people, the insurgents are starting to take over those particular committees, state committees. and they are working through the united states committee after committee after committee trying to control what really is the democratic party. pete: interesting. so you are saying the dynamic still exists dnc convention that happened in atlanta. a lot of party insiders from each state plus at large delegates kind of super delegates voting to elected tom perez. at the graduate roots level we still see the support of bernie sanders. >> support in the party, basically, the base is in insurgent mood. they are furious. they are angry. they want change. and i think that tom perez is going to have his hands full trying to control this bernie sanders, elizabeth warren leg of the party. it's going to be very, very difficult because they have the energy behind them.
abby: very interesting to watch all of this play out. >> it is. abby: see what happens with hillary clinton another run. i can't get over this. pete: maybe she would make a stop here as part of her listening tour. thanks, ed. clayton: the left continues to compare donald trump to hitler. >> he is trying to cleanse america of 11 million immigrants reminiscent of an adolf hitler. >> i'm saying he is a nazi. clayton: another president they did that too ronald reagan. tammy bruce is here to compare reagan and trump next. pete: night for hollywood to congratulate themselves. do they have anything to be proud of. we will ask chuck woolery when he joins us live coming up. ♪ because i knew you were trouble when you walked in ♪ s and needles of diabetic nerve pain these feet... jumped into city life as a kid... ...raised two rough and tumble boys...
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pete: welcom clayton: president trump gets compared to being a nazi by the intolerant left. >> he is trying to cleanse america of 11 million immigrants reminiscent of an adolf hitler. >> i'm saying he is a nazi. >> germany, hitler nazi time this is 2017. >> hitler was given a chance and we see what happened. we do not want to repeat history like that. >> is he a completed, dangerous monster and any moment that i have to call trump out for being an inheriter to hitler, i will. clayton: this isn't the first time our commander-in-chief has been compared to the dictator. president ronald reagan also feyed the same criticism for being a conservative. joining us now is tammy bruce. i wrote opinion piece comparing the two and the
parallels between reagan and president trump. good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. clayton: let's talk about the hitler comparison. >> all republicans do effective live who gain power. but with reagan it was almost identical in the sense it was the media doing the same kinds of comparisons as an example though for trump, "the washington post" in march of last year. you don't have to go back to history's most famous exeample adolf hitler to understand a authoritarian rulers can achieve power through the ballot box. have you it through major newspapers, people on the street. the rhetoric on blogs, et cetera. for reagan it was generally the media. the democrat party and liberalism. it is the boy who cried wolf. it's a con strand refrain. remember bush hitler. they renamed bush. so whichever republican president, it's a -- almost hysterical literally hysterical accusation because they know they can't discuss the details of the issues and defeat the conservative ideal in that way.
the only way to really try to get people to turn off to the conservative leadership is to compare them to someone who -- where the accusation is so broad, so dramatic and so frightening that people will retreat. but it's been done so much i think they found it didn't work with trump. it certainly didn't work with reagan either. clayton: let's talk some positives. let's get off hitler on sunday and take parallels between what the two presidents are doing. >> sure. clayton: let's talk about the first 100 days. do you see any similarities between reagan and trump. >> this is the absurdity of the comparison when it comes to obviously a genocidal maniac. for president reagan and just like with president trump, massive positive outlook by the american people, lifting up of the spirits about what was possible. their rhetoric is one about america being able to be great again. and when america is strong, of course, the rest of the world is safer. so these are messages from both reagan and trump about lifting people up economically there was immediate yeat
reaction and immediate beneficiary. of course, for president reagan, we had the problem of the assassination attempt. and, yet, he continued on his work. and for president trump i think what we is have a man equally as focused getting the work done for the american people. clayton: do you see similarities with the congress battling as well. will trump get his tax cuts through. >> right. clayton: will he be able to repeal and replace obamacare? what did face. >> almost identical. media didn't like reagan and trump but also their own bureaucracy. the republican party did not want president reagan in. they wanted george h.w. bush. he was a compromise for the vice president. with donald trump he was fighting the bureaucracy, the media and democrats. these are two in particular men reagan and trump who really represent a complete outside dynamic that threatens the bureaucracy as it knows
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pregnant giraffe. abby: we have been watching this all morning. watching to see when april will give birth. abby: i have never seen a live giraffe. clayton: "fox & friends" hour two starts now ♪ ♪ ♪ that's love ♪ that's right ♪ got to love this american ride ♪ funny how the world keeps turning. clayton: daytona beach, florida for the daytona 500. rick reichmuth was live from there this morning. pete: just roam the track. clayton: rick likes to watch the web cam of the baby owls being born so we have the baby giraffe like it could happen during our show this morning. abby: have you ever seen that happen live? clayton: a giraffe?
pete: got to be dramatic. abby: they had it up on our screens whole crew mesmerized waiting on this to happen. pete: we have good luck on our show the bald eagle hatched during our show. clayton: our show causes animals to give birth. induces labor. new tag line of the show "fox & friends" we induce labor. abby: quick update. we have been talking about the oscars this morning and how they are on tonight. a tweet from brian goodwin i would rather listen to a audio of clayton coughing. clayton: i'm on the mucinex. i will record it on a loop and i will send it to you. [coughing] abby: we do have some very serious news to get to when that happened last night. get you through that a fox news alert. and five people that were seriously hurt after a mardi gras celebration take as
terrifying turn when accused drunk driver plows right through the crowd. >> multiple injured. abby: police in new orleans say the pickup truck hit two cars before losing control hitting a group of parade go errors. 28 were hurt. the youngest victim just 3 years old. police say the driver was highly intoxicated. he is now in custody. also this white house this morning is firing back at the mainstream media over reports that the trump administration excluded cnn and the "new york times" from a press briefing. press secretary sean spicer setting the record straight last night on justice with judge jeanine. >> there's a pool that is set up by the white house correspondence association that is representative of tv, radio, it rotates daily who is in that pool. they tell us who is in the pool. we don't tell them. what we did was chose to have a gaggle and invited additional members of the media to come and be a part of
it which we have every right to do. abby: cnn declaring the incident retaliation over their so-called reporting of fake news. this morning as we have been talking about all eyes are on giraffe watch 2017. zookeepers at animal adventure park say april, the pregnant giraffe could give birth at any moment. you are looking now at the live look at the mommy to be in her pen. millions of you have been glued to this live stream waiting for april's special delivery. and i'm so hoping we get to see this live. we have good luck on this show. you never know. clayton: good luck, april. she wears it well. i couldn't tell. i didn't see her baby bump there president trump tweeting last night and sort of set the world on fire and the press corps and everyone wondering whether or not he would be at the white house correspondence dinner. trump answered it last night with this tweet, i will not be attending the white house correspondence association dinner please wish everyone well and have a great evening. it takes place in april. i guess the feud is continuing here.
abby: just a reminder president trump does things differently this is another slap in the face to the media. i'm not going to do it your way. pete: personally i think it's a fantastic move. he has skipped things before when he thinks he is going to be treated unfairly. there is a point humor is humor and george w. bush and obama did it. the press is so hysterical about him. their humor is going to be probably not funny and do it right at him. why does he need that? and so i think it's a good move. people out there say what's the white house correspondence dinner? i didn't get an invite to the black tie dinner. i don't care about this soiree called the nerd prom in washington, d.c. clayton: sitting there on saturday night watching it on c-span. abby: on live stream. this is a way for the press to come together with the president. sort of poke jabs at each other, have a little bit of fun and appreciate each other's job and how important that is but the climate this time i think it actually makes
sense. you have already had a lot of liberal sides saying we are not going to throw our parties this year. he is saying i'm not going at all. i'm over this. pete: sorry the president is not going to be there. still plan to have a good night. honor the press and relationship with the white house. abby: we will see who ends up shows. pete: i bet president trump takes a key eye. no way they will be as they were in the past without president trump there. abby: asked what you think. your responses continue to pour. in this is response from mary she said i'm glad the president won't go to the press dinner if they can't respect him why we come? pete: email from gina says president trump proves is he taking his job seriously. better things to do than sit in a room with so many people who create falsehoods. clayton: what percentage of the crowd of the correspondence white house dinner do you suppose are trump voters? abby: more of a hollywood
elite media elite fest. which celebrities are showing up this year? is it going to be kim kardashian or lindsay lohan. pete: it's become a show it used to be a journalist dinner. abby: a lot of journalists have spoken out. said i'm not going to this dinner again. it's not what it's made for. a more red carpet celebrity fest. actually not alone. a lot of people in the media have actually stopped going. clayton: talk about glad handing and celebrity fest. oscars academy awards. the "new york times" has decided to buy an ad that's going to air tonight during the academy awards in order to resuscitate its reputation. of course, this battle with president trump and him calling them the failing "new york times." here is their television commercial you will see tonight during the academy awards. >> harmless. the truth is we need to put the safety of the american people. >> [chatter]
eye. clayton: playing right to their audience tonight. abby: subscription levels going through the roof after that not adding a whole lot of new people there. pete: president trump tweeting just this morning for the first time the failing "new york times" will take an ad, a bad one to help save its failing reputation. try reporting accurately and fairly. that is the point. it's so ironic the ad says the truth, the truth, the truth. if only the "new york times" was the standard bearer of the truth. it's a standard bearer of one time of the spectrum long ago stopped being any sort of independent press. that's what's the worst, i think to president trump and some of us. don't tell me you're middle of the road when you are not. they clearly haven't learned a lesson and ad like this shows that. clayton: you we will see.
and website has ad for adding subscriptions be aable i hope it's their entire front page. pete: democracy dies in darkness. new tag line in "the washington post." they are unhinged. abby: there has been a ton of news. i feel like we always get that on the weekend shows. saturday and sunday is crazy. yesterday was the race for who is going to head up the dnc. important role to figure out how the democratic party picks itself up and starts winning races again. clayton: keith ellison's name was at the top for many, many months. out of blue comes obama favorite on the left side of the screen former obama labor secretary tom pres. we were talking about this yesterday on the show. that's the clinton team favorite and obama team's favorite. he suddenly come out of blue, would the elite, establishment push him over. i saw the alert come through yesterday afternoon and i smiled. here we go, congratulations to
thomas perez named the chairman of the dnc. this is what president trump tweeted yesterday. i could not be happier for him or for the republican party. abby: who of course tom perez tweeted back at him. keith ellison and i united. pete: key word is are they united? overwhelming support of the establishment inside the dnc. from one article just this morning after the results were announced angry ellison loyalists rose from their sheets and tried to shout down donna brazile shouting party for the people not big money. if you think the fracture inside the democratic party is improving, they can talk all they want about unity this might actually further instead further divide it where they want to keep bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. the clinton obama machine had enough strength still just enough inside the establishment to push someone
like tom perez through and marginalize those more left-wing voices. where does this stop and how does it heal the democratic party. abby: this might make them more frustrated. we had ed klein in last hour he said there is a lot going on behind the scenes we are not talking about with the bernie sanders people going around to different states on the local grassroots level to try to get their leaders in really against the establishment of hillary clinton. and they feel like they could be more effective than even the dnc can in terms of bringing out their message and getting people to the polls clarify clay you heard michael moore he couldn't believe it. there we go again look elsewhere for leadership. michael moore slamming the decision to put tom perez. pete: double gut punch. own transformation of america whether socialism or opening up our borders or whatever. the d.c. consultant class, they got another victory yesterday. abby: here is the thing. they have got to come together if they want to start winning election he is. figure out what their unifying message is how are they going to get people enthused and motivated to get to those polls because that's
ultimately what wins elections. if you want your party to be winning have you got to win at the polls. clayton: allen dershowitz is coming up on "fox & friends" next to talk about democrats. pete: ask what their stance is, social justice, economic justifiable, racial justice, environmental justice. those are good buzz words what does that mean what's your platform to middle america how lost. pete: what wlost.pete. clayton: what we heard in the speech last night was resistance. abby: hillary clinton tweeted that as well. i will be behind you all the way. more pressing, more anger. whether that leads to success we have to way to see. pete: persistence and resistance good rhyming? >> president trump says paris isn't the same after so many terror attacks. >> and i said, jim, let me ask you a question. how is paris doing? paris? i don't go there anymore. paris is no longer paris. pete: this morning france's president firing back.
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a motion i would like to make to the body is a motion suspending the rules, if i may, to appoint could keith ellison deputy chair of the democratic national committee. [cheers and applause] pete: that's former labor secretary tom perez edging out keith ellison as the new dnc chair. but ellison is still getting a seat at the table as you heard. abby: next guest lifelong democrat said he would leave the party if ellison was in charge. what does he think about this development? pete: joining us is harvard university law professor alan dershowitz. so you saw these results. was this -- the election of tom perez is this a real decksal change more moderates is the establishments in charge or last gasp of the clinton-obama regime but the party really does want to move further left? abby: and are you staying in the party? >> i'm staying in the party because ellison was defeated and the ellison defeat is a
victory in the war against bigotry, antisemitism, the anti-israel push of the hard left within the democratic party. look, i wish that perez hadn't appointed ellison to any position in the democratic party. i'm going to stay in the democratic party and work to try to move it toward the center and try to move it away from the hard left and twist toward opposition to israel and toward american values. it's going to be an uphill fight but i'm there to fight that battle. we won this battle. we won the battle when at the convention they tried to put an anti-israel element in the platform. we won that narrowly. so i think we can still fight and win for centrist values. look, the democrats are marginalizing themselves. they have to understand we are not a hard left country. when the democrats nominated mcgovern, when they nominated dukakis when they nominated walter mondale the three of them together didn't get enough electoral votes to win
one election. you think they have learned the lesson they have to move to a the center. i worry the republicans are moving too far right and the democrats are moving too far left it's happening in europe. we have to turn to the vital center and have debates between centrist liberals and centrist conservatives. that's where our country is. abby: i will never forget throughout the campaign we got close to the election i spent some time in scranton, pennsylvania, many democrats in that area. a lot of them told me for the first time in their life they were switching their vote to go republican because they said we are not inspired and this is a place where joe biden's father was born. i think hillary clinton's father was buried there as well it made me realize the democrats are struggling to find that message that does inspire people that live in places like scranton, pennsylvania. what is your answer to that? >> that's where they have to win. they have to win in the center of the country. they do not have to try to attract the jill stinel green party voters. those people, those extremists
will never vote for a liberal democrat because noble will ever be far enough left for them. they have to attract people in middle america. they have to attract people they lost in the last election in minnesota and michigan and pennsylvania. and keith ellison is not going to do that. he will alienate all those people. so it was a smart move on the part of the democratic, quote, establishment to move slightly toward the center. but i'm worried that the pressure that the wing is going to still going to push. pete: what would cause to you leave other than ellison having been elected? >> well, for me ellison was a point principle. i wouldn't move from the democratic party because they were moving slightly to the left. it's his history antisemitism. close connection to farrakhan. he voted against the iron dome. can you imagine any reasonable person voting against a missile system that's designed to protect innocent civilians against terrorist rocket attacks. pete: absolutely. >> that was my principled opposition. it was about him as a person. pete: we have to leave it
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struggling. you are doing it so well and speaking up and i'm really proud to be a part of this community for that reason and because you give me trophies. abby: a little preachy but when they are not bashing the president the hollywood elites are patting themselves on the back. pete: and they give me trophies. here to weigh in blunt force truth and legendary game host chuck woolery. >> good morning, everybody, how are you. i'm looking forward to this. pete: what are you looking forward to, chuck. >> 1973, 45th academy awards. sasheen littlefeather declined oscar from brando. marlin moore was a presenter. and little known fact moore didn't have anyone to give the oscar to so he took it home. three weeks later police showed up and took it back for the academy. now i predict that meryl streep will win the oscar for
best actress and she will have elizabeth warren stand in for her reprising sa reprisein repre did i feather. hillary clinton will abscond with the oscar take it back to chappaqua and put it in her chest up there right next to the russian reset button. thank you the academy, thank you very much for that i'm a member of the academy. i vote so i can say that. clayton: you heard casey affleck at the spirit awards which seems like a precursor what we might see last night. >> have you ever seen award shows last night. award for everything. clayton: no. what he said last night i know this sounds a little preachy, so he was aware, he was at least self-aware you guys have all been struggling. those were his words to that audience. they have been struggling these celebrities, chuck. >> they struggle a lot. most of the things tonight at the oscars is going to be we hate trump and trump is
hateful and trump is a bigot. it will be the trump show. it's going to be interesting. i can't wait to watch it. now, i don't think it's on everybody's mind. but, you know, some of these people out there take this very seriously just like i did when obama was elected i wasn't that thrilled about it and i know a lot of my friends weren't either but we didn't just start whining and crying and we fought back. and we fought back. we really didn't. most of the republican. abby: that's a great point. >> i'm sorry. go ahead. abby: i want to pull up a poll asking people this they change the channel when celebs talk about politics. 66% of trump voters say they change the voters. 19% of clinton voters that makes sense because they are never really saying bad things about hillary clinton. to your point there haven't you seen over the years has it changed? has it become more political or is this year just out of the norm? is this something like you have never seen before? >> you know, it's interesting. i don't think it's become more political. i think it's become far more
vicious. it is vicious on the left. i really believe that. now, i kind of have fun with it and talk about it and tweet about it and do a podcast about it and all that kind of stuff. but it's vicious over there. clayton: before we let you go your thoughts on president trump saying i'm not going to the white house correspondence dinner this year have fun, everyone. >> here's the deal. the press did not make donald trump. he doesn't need them and he doesn't care about them and he is not going to be pushed around by them. i like it. the press is a free press. they can do anything. there is no place in the first amendment that says you can't criticize the press. so, i don't mind what he is doing at all. i know the press is very upset about it and many people at fox and cnn and msnbc are all upset, but they will get through it they will get over it. he is the only person i know that is holding the press accountable. clayton: yeah. pete: we will be watching tonight and see whether meryl streep is joined by elizabeth warren and hillary clinton as
chuck predicted. >> it would be fun. abby: i feel bad for all these celebs struggling, suffering today. >> don't forget to listen to my podcast. clayton: blunt force truth. >> thanks, everybody. pete: speaking of senator elizabeth warren. >> it is illegal. >> it is illegal. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it will be overturned. >> it will be overturned. >> repeat after me. now some of our nation's heros are asking when will the senator have their back? you will hear from two of those veterans next. abby: plus the daytona 500 starts in just a few hours. rick is already hitting the track. rick, the sun is up and it's beautiful there. rick: it is a beautiful morning. this is the track. i'm about to go around it really really fast with this guy chase elliott. we will be safe out here, right?
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♪ in lava land ♪ one man band abby: beautiful shot of new york city. happy sunday, everyone. clayton: good morning, everyone. pete: i took the new york experience in last night. clayton: watch the knicks game? abby: how late did you stand up. pete: 10:00. clayton: about you have pizza too. pete: i had hot dog and a beer. abby: how are you doing, clayton? clayton: i'm plugging along. a grouch veterans upset with elizabeth warren and her not backing these veterans groups. pete: it's a charge i hear all the time from vets and others who say all these elected leaders are talking about refugees and illegal immigrants and voyeur indicating for them. but you never hear them talking about vets. those guys who went to serve on the battlefield and sunday served by the v.a.
this group basically said hey about time she focused on the right kind of thing. abby: here she is. this video is her at the airport protesting immigration and the new laws that are being put forth. just how motivated she is by that and it's interesting when you think about the city of boston. they have the city hall there where obviously a lot goes on with immigration right behind city hall is a veterans' homeless shelter. just contrasting those two. if we can't get it right with our veterans we can't get anything right. that should be our focus no matter. what we had a segment earlier on our show who are helping assist our veterans. they are pushing back on this and from massachusetts i believe. here is what they told us. >> hundreds of veterans are dying every day. whether it's through illness, old age or suicide. why don't we address those problems first. then we will worry about other people coming in to our country. >> elizabeth warren and people like her seem to have a very hard time understanding the
difference between legal and illegal. again, it's t. seems to be the fact that she is more interested in creating political theater than she is for actually helping americans. how about you help the people that are standing in line. >> absolutely. >> people here legally trying to obtain their citizenship. and how about you run to the microphone and help the veterans that provided you the opportunity to speak this way. clayton: taking the bull horn and going to that homeless shelter in boston and bringing the same level awareness. abby: they did say they are not against immigration done the right way. we want to make sure that's clarified at the end of the day this is not a focus and it should be. pete: indeed, clayton, you took the words out of my mouth. that's what veterans want to see. outside v.a. facility with a bull horn. repeat after me, the v.a. doesn't work. the vets should be able to choose. employees should be fired. you never hear that these two veterans from massachusetts speak for a lot of the vets and patriots and military folks who say where has of my country gone and spending all this time at the airport
screaming about refugees and illegals, again, it's important to distinguish. the vets are left waiting. there is electoral incentive and happened on their watch. clayton: calling attention for the fact the last eight years you haven't done anything about it. pete: invested in healthcare like the democrats are don't want to talk about single pair top down healthcare they don't want to indict that. abby: if you are elizabeth warren walk into that veterans homeless shelter look them into the eye and talk to them about the struggles they face today and i wonder if your opinion changes after that. clayton: let us know what you think about this. firstname.lastname@example.org ff weekend on twitter. abby: firing back after he said this at cpac speech. take a listen. >> and i said jim, let me ask you a question. how's paris doing? paris? i don't go there anymore. paris is no longer paris. abby: french president hollande now responding to
that saying i think that is never good to show the smallest defiance toward an allied country. i won't make comparisons but here people don't have access to guns. here you don't have people with guns opening fire on the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy. also another governor jumping on the trump train when it comes to immigration. bryant is ready to help the president crack down on sanctuary cities. he says he is now welcoming attempts by the feds to find illegal criminals in his cities and take them off the streets. former green party presidential candidate jill stein giving her unsolicited opinion on the new dnc chair slamming labor secretary tom perez as more of the democratic's party blatant. jill stein tweeting nobody establishment insider as dems unable to reform. also encouraging democrats to leave their party and go green. stein's outrage critics are
urging ler to go away. she is still in the headlines. amazing. incredible. clayton: just a few hours from now nascar's 2016 season will kick off with the biggest races the daytona 500. pete: check out with rick klein inside the pace car, rick? >> i'm inside the pace car. i have the sloot best seat around. right here with me is chase elliott. is he going to drive me around the track. i will get a sense of what it is like driving around this track. he says we will go to 100 miles per hour. let's talk about this. you drive around this luv rough live 190 miles per hour? >> somewhere in that region. yeah. this place is pretty wild. daytona is one of those racetracks i feel like when you come to and even sit back there with you just now is a cool place. obviously exsited to get the race going today. rick: you were rookie of the year last year? >> we were yep. sure was.
rick: one thing amazing about nascar drivers because of you say we were. because it's a team sport. unlike for a lot of viewers it's you. >> it is. and i think a lot of folks that follow and know about our sport know that it's very, very team oriented and there are just a lot of things going on that are out of your control. hang on this is steep. i don't know the exact degree but you don't really recognize how steep it is when you are going but when you stop, you almost feel like you are going to slide down. rick: i feel like you want to speed up. i had a psychiatrist could have a lot of fun. i have a recurring dream going up the hill and the car starts to fall backwards. this is giving me that dream. >> this could probably do that if we were trying to turn up. i wouldn't doubt. rick: all right. so this is also the time where i get sick for the rest of the day. those two laps here. i guarantee you are going to make me sick. >> really that's interesting rick: two laps of this.
get older you can't i do doo a roller coaster. you don't get sick at all after 200 laps on this not nauseous. >> no there is so much stuff going on throughout the day throughout a race, so, no, i can't say i ever got car sick which is good thing. if i got car sick doing what i do i might need to rethink what i do so that is good. rick: how old were you when you started racing. >> i started racing go carts when i was 8. i'm 21 now. so it's been a fun journey. clayton: rick, how are you feeling, buddy? rick: 13 years and now racing daytona. rick: do you have a question? abby: sounds like you are not do so well. clayton: how are you feeling, little buddy? rick: it's not that bad. now i'm feeling like i need to man up here. [laughter] pete: we weren't saying that. clayton: if you are just tuning in rick reichmuth in the pace car speeding around daytona. how fast are you going right now. rick: we are only going
91 miles per hour. >> we still got a little bit to go. rick: we are allowed to go 100 according to chevy here. >> this is brand new can a mario zo 1. abby: come on, elliott. >> 100 is what i was told. abby: put the pedal to the metal. >> i don't want to you get sick that's the only reason. rick: chevy has given us limits of 100 miles per hour. they say this car can go 200. how fast in a race could you go. clayton: we will check in with rick. check back in with rick to see if he is still going. pete: is he adventurer though. is he amazing. clayton: he will suffer for his craft. pete: anything for the show. clayton: mainstream media is freaking out. president trump isn't going to the white house correspondence dinner. charles hurt says that doesn't matter to every day americans and he will explain that next. abby: leaked version of the g.o.p.'s healthcare plan has
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trump, i think, says so many things that are so funny. and he sends things out on twitter that can be so funny. at the heart of the matter he is actually very serious about all of this stuff. he really doesn't like the way the press covers politics. a lot of people don't like the way the press covers politics. and, you know, this is a serious issue to him. i think he just didn't want to be sitting there yucking it up with them at this kind of you a ten terrence obnoxious white house correspondence dinner when he has serious issues with so many in the room. abby: i think that's spot on. this is a slap in the face to those saying i'm not going to put up with this anymore. this comes right after friday when you had members of the press left out of some gaggle that sean spicer did places like politico, "l.a. times." you mentioned earlier when you worked for the "new york post." this isn't new. this is something that has happened before. have you been kicked out of an airplane, have you been kicked out of gaggles, tell us about that. >> i remember a column i wrote in 2008 got my me kicked off
of president obama's campaign plane. we would routinely get kicked out of those gaggles in the white house. it was not a big deal. i will tell you, abby, the "new york times" never mounted the ramparts to defend the first amendment when that happened. the only time they care about the first amendment is suddenly when they get oleft out of something like this. really is obnoxious. something else that president obama said i think it was last week that is a very good thing cpac. he said i love the first amendment. i probably use the first amendment probably more than anybody else. there is a real truth to that the first amendment doesn't just apply to the "new york times." it doesn't apply just to politico which you would think it would when you listen to them get all spun up about these things. but, you know, a guy like, you know, the first amendment applies to you and me. it applies to a political figure. and places like the "new york times," they seem to forget that and think it only applies to the "new york times." abby: that's so interesting you went through all that and here there is so much outrage. you wonder where all that outrage was before this.
>> it's almost like a microcosm of hollywood but here on the p platomic. it's even more obnoxious because they are so self-important. abby: that is well-said. charles hurt, good to have you here this morning. good to have you. >> thanks, abby. abby: a leaked draft of the rehealthcare replacement. ezekiel manual has seen the plan. he said there are things they can do to fix the healthcare law. tom perez came out of nowhere to become the new dnc chair. was the race rigged all along by president obama? more on this coming up. ♪ we didn't start the fire ♪ my friends think doing this at my age is scary. i say not if you protect yourself. what is scary? pneumococcal pneumonia.
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pete: president trump following through on a promise to rehaul obamacare. plan has been leaked. is this plan better than the original. clayton: one person who has seen it is dr. ezekiel emanuel. fox news contributor. have you seen this leak. let's go through. so key parts of this bill and what you think that the republicans can actually do to improve the bill? here is part one. limiting tax breaks on generous health care plans similar to obamacare, the cadillac tax. eliminate medicate expansion by 2020. penalties for lapses in healthcare coverage. funding for states to establish high-risk pools. of those four do you think they can do any of those? >> wow, first of all, if you take away medicaid expansion you will throw 10 to 12 million americans off insurance.
that is not a good place to start. by the way when you throw americans off insurance, all of us who have insurance, our premiums will go up because those people still are going to get healthcare. they will go to the hospital or the doctor and those costs get shifted over to us. so that's a nonstarter. it's not a good idea and we should certainly not do it. we also have have to be careful about the tax credits that they give people. so far in that bill, the proposed tax credit is pretty small. if you're a 60-year-old making around $35,000, that tax credit of -- is not going to cover health insurance. not even going to come close. you would do much better under obamacare. we need to be much more careful about their proposal and they need to get off some of these ideological ideas. we're going to get rid of medicaid if we're going to go forward. pete: doctor, a lot of people like everybody cans especially liver the obamacare, level of distortion in healthcare did lead to premium increases and
increases in costs. subsidies being one of them. this plan dismantles some of the subsidies and replaces them with tax credits. are there marketed reforms that you think could bring costs down and improve obamacare? >> i think you need a different set of proposals if you want to bring costs down. let's be very clear. how do -- why are premiums going up? premiums are going up because healthcare costs are going up. healthcare costs to brings them down we need to pay doctors and hospitals differently. we need to get drug prices down. those are the main -- the proposals you read didn't go very far in that direction. so, i mean, if we want affordability, which i think everyone, democrat and republican wants, we really have to focus on how we are paying hospitals and doctors and how drug companies are being able to raise their prices unreasonably and come in with hundred thousand dollar drugs that don't do very much. that's got to be the focus. now, i think republicans need
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abby: good morning, it is sunday february 26th. i'm abby huntsman. a fox news alert. while you were sleeping a mardi gras celebration take as terrifying turn after a car plows through a crowd of people. abby: the latest on those injured and who was behind the wheel that is just moments away. pete: plus president donald trump turning down a dinner date with the fake news telling them is he out of this year's correspondence dinner. this s. this snub a smart move for the president? clayton: if you need another reason not to watch the oscars tonight. what the "washington times"
plans to do that is already plan -- what the "new york times" is planning to do. the president's response. the president was up early. ♪ ♪ ♪ born to be wild ♪ born to be wild clayton: gets your motor running. abby: daytona 500, baby. clayton: that's right. rick is there right now. is he down in beautiful daytona, florida i don't know what the temperature is down there. abby: better than here. clayton: what is the temperature in daytona beach? we will find out because rick is down there to join us. 55 right now in daytona beach, florida. clayton: he has much better weather. abby: he might be puking at this very moment. clayton: what's with you two
talking about that this morning. pete: wild night in new york. 4 or 5:00 in the morning. revelers out there. abby: we always drive in 4:00 a.m. my momma always said nothing good happens after midnight. i think of my mom telling me that this morning she was really right. it was wild. i don't know what was happening. clayton: hopefully you are not eating at this moment. good morning. welcome in to "fox & friends" on this sunday morning. president trump last night sent a tweet out which sent shock waves once again through the media world when he sent this tweet out saying i will not be attending the white house correspondence dinner this year. please wish everyone well and have a great evening. pete: those of you who don't mark your year and calendar by the white house correspondence dinner it occurs in april. it happens in wha washington, d. it is known as the nerd prom. black ties. comedic jokes at the press and the press jabbing him. a lot of reasons why trump might not want to be in that environment this year.
abby: watch on c-span live. clayton: that's how i watch all my congress on c-span and i dvr if i miss it because i want to make sure i miss it. pete: have you seen the latest episode of congress? clayton: seven hours long. abby: sometimes you catch that one moment. clayton: there is funny moments. this is not without precedent. jimmy carter was the last president who willingly said i'm not going to the white house correspondence dinner. ronald reagan was, of course, the assassination attempt he couldn't go. although he sent a message from camp david on his recovery he called in. richard nixon didn't go. this started back in 1921. there has been a couple of ever the korean war. entrance it was cancelled all together. i have a theory about this. because if you ever watch like the twitter stream with these guys who go to these events. the reporters, they all want to take pictures and be there with the president. they send out their instagram pictures him not going it's like you are going to a broadway show and you get the
under study. you are not going to get the actual -- the lead actor. abby: the excitement. pete: all the air is out of the balloon. clayton: you went to that white house correspondence dinner when there was no president. pete: that's what president trump wants. why do i make myself a punching bag. i can twitter account and you will hate it. abby: there was going to continue to be speculation whether or not he he was going to go especially as long as this war between the president and the press continues on. this has been going on since the 190s this white house correspondence dinner. it should be a place where the president and the press can come together and make jokes at each other but appreciate each other's role. i went a couple years ago. it really is like a red carpet event for the media elite and hollywood elite. that's not what he is going for now. putting another another gala is not going to hurt him at all. we this chuck woolery on which
has his own career in holiday. he made his own point president donald trump didn't win this election because of the press. he doesn't need them. this is what he said. >> the press did not make donald trump. he doesn't need them and he doesn't care about them and he is not going to be pushed around by them. i like it. the press is a free press. they can do anything. there is no place in the first amendment that says you can't criticize the press. i don't mind what he is doing at all. i know the press is very upset about it and many people at fox and cnn and msnbc are all upset. but they will get through it they will get over it. he is the only person i know that is holding the press accountable, which has never happened. clayton: he took the air out of the room. it's not an event. although the white house correspondence association says we will still have the event. still going to go on. we will pay tribute to the white house and have fun with the press corps and it will be a good back and for the but the president won't be there. pete: quarter of the households watching it on c-span. point to the ratings and say
they are the worst ever because i wasn't there and he will be correct when he says that the left is so -- such his tearia, especially in the left stream media about trump, they can't even be funny, right? they are so biased and mad and trump is so bad in their mind, their humor turns nasty. right? i feel like that's probably what you will see anyway. abby: that's what chuck woolery has said as well. their humor has gotten nasty. interesting to see how it would be how they interact with each other. c-span would be through the roof if we saw that exchange. pete: for one day. clayton: saw what was happening in florida yesterday in the dnc race there. the dnc picking its new leader yesterday. it came down to these two guys right side of your screen is keith ellison. you know, he was really the progressive candidate. really from the bernie sanders wing of the party. left side of your screen tom perez who was president obama's labor secretary kind of came out of nowhere. really the establishment candidate. and yesterday we were speculating talking about
look, the establishment looks like they have their hands in this race and they are going to try to force tom perez in it and got that alert late in the afternoon, who wins? tom perez. abby: no surprise there. pete: you say came out of nowhere and others say hand picked by that establishment because that feud still continues between the establishment wing of the democratic party and the progressive wing represented by keith ellison and bernie sanders. and it wasn't, you know, they are all talking about unity over there. it's not unity. the press releases say unity but the reality is the folks who voted for keith ellison were pretty plaid. they tried to shout down donna brazile we want a party of people not a party of money. abby: you can imagine the bernie sanders people after they lost the election and now losing this again this might fire them up even more. clayton: president trump just tweeted moments ago about this race. here is what he has to say coming right from the twitter stream the president the race for dnc chairman was, of course, totally rigged. bernie's guy like bernie himself never had a chance. clinton demanded perez.
pete: that's exactly right. i asked ed klein about -- earlier on, who do we have richard fowler earlier on who makes up these. the party chairman of each state. vice chairman of every state. committee man and committee woman and some super delegate type voters that are at large picked by the establishment. you get enough of those people together, they will stay with hillary clinton and barack obama and still reject bernie sanders. bernie sanders once again the rigged system. abby: we talked to professor dershowitz who always is pretty thoughtful about these things. he has been a life-long democrat. he actually said if keith ellison won he was going to leave the democratic party. we had him on this morning and said what are you thinking now? he said democrats if they want to win elections again they have got to move to the middle. here's what he said. >> we are a centerrist country. i worry that the republicans are moving too far right in some place. the democrats are moving too far left. it's happening in europe. we have to return to the vital center and have debates between centrist liberals and centrist conservatives.
they do not have to try to attract the jill stein green party voters. those people, those extremists will never vote for a liberal democrat because nobody will ever be far enough left of them. they have to attract people in middle america. they have to attract the people they lost in the last election in minute minnesota and michigan and pennsylvania. and keith ellison is not going to do that. he will alienate all those people. it was a smart move on the part of the democratic, quote, establishment to move slightly toward the center. pete: i think he is right is this a last gasp of the establishment or move toward the centrist level. clayton: we have guest on the show 20 minutes. abby: that's what democrats lost. they did not inspire. they did not have a message on the economy on things that they care about. they have to figure that ow it's going to be a tough job for tom perez. pete: to richard fowler's
credit who sat with us in the 6:00 hour what does it stand for. the party is still trying to figure out what stands for. social justice, environmental justice, economic justice. what what do those words mean to the average vompleted the democratic party still hasn't found that. team tom has a big job on his hands. abby: what are they protesting at all of these events and unify around a common message. we do have other headlines to get to this morning though, starting with a serious one. a fox news alert that we have been following this morning. dozens of people have been hurt after a mardi gras celebration take as terrifying turn when an accused drunk driver plows right through the crowd. >> multiple injured. multiple injured and an officer down. abby: police in new orleans say a pickup truck lost control before hitting a group of parade goers. five are in critical condition. the police say driver highly intoicketted. is he now in custody. and to another fox news alert. and this is pretty chilling.
isis planning attacks in britain targeting major cities according to british leaders. the country's new terror watchdog say militants pose a quote enormous and ongoing threat that cannot be ignored as british officials fear attacks could be imminent. and the white house this morning firing back at the mainstream media over reports that the trump administration excluded cnn and "new york times" from a press briefing. press secretary sean spicer setting that record straight last night on justice with judge jeanine. take a listen. >> set up by the white house correspondence association that is representation of tv, radio, it rotates daily who is in that pool. they tell you was who is in the pool. we don't tell them. and what we did is we chose to have a gaggle and invite some additional members of the media to come and be a parted of it which we have every right to do. abby: cnn declaring the incident as retaliation over their reporting of so-called fake news. also in this morning, capitalizing over what is expected to be a liberal love fest. the "new york times" is looking to pat itself on the back hoping that a 30 second
tv add during tonight's academy awards is going to help rebuild its failing reputation. >> the truth is our. >> the truth is plain facts are just plain delusional. [piano] abby: president already responding to the "times" this morning on twitter writing in this morning for the first time the failing "new york times" will take an ad, a bad one to help save its failing reputation. try reporting accurately and fairly. pete: the guy works hard. abby: what does chris wallace think of president trump skipping the correspondence white house dinner. we ask him next. clayton: you know janice dean is the weather machine meteorologist did you also know she is a winner on the track. >> it's still janice dibiasio. here comes -- this is the race we wanted to see, folks ngs the lean mean weather machine does it again. janice dean another stakes
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clayton: welcome back, everyone. president trump breaking from tradition to decline a dinner date with the press. abby: in a tweet he wrote yesterday says i will not be attenning the white house correspondence association dinner this year. please wish everyone well and have a great evening. pete: is the snub a smart move for the president? here to weigh in the anchor of "fox news sunday" chris wallace. chris, thank you for joining us this morning. got to get your take on this. president trump not attending the white house correspondence dinner. >> look, i don't want to overstate it. it's a dinner and not showing up at the dinner isn't the end of the world for anybody. having said that, it really is a tradition for presidents.
the last time that a president missed a white house correspondence dinner was ronald reagan in 1981 after he had just been shot and it was so important to him that he called in to the dinner and attended every subsequent one after that. tradition goes back to the 1920s. and, you know, while there is a lot of talk about glitz and glamour and holiday stars showing up. the fact is it is for a good cause. it dozen raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for scholarships for aspiring journalists. on a bigger level and, again, i don't want to overstate, the fact is in the course of your time in washington, i have been here quite a while, you know, you need allies. you need people to -- there are a lot of members of congress there. there are a lot of reporters there. the president is going to have to try to get his agenda through. you never know who you are going to need and when you are going to need them. i'm not quite sure i understand the wisdom of
setting up these artificial barriers. clayton: it's interesting. he had a history of doing this, of course. he cancelled or didn't show up to fox debate that you were anchor. and he skipped cpac last year but showed up this year. so he has a history of doing this kind of thing. >> yeah. and as i say, i mean, it's not the end of the world. he is the president. if you are invited to something you can always say no. you know, for a variety of reasons, a lot of different presidents, everybody from ronald reagan to barack obama and a lot further back than that saw it as in their interest to go to these dinners. you just wonder how wise it is not to go to the dinner. abby: right. this comes, of course, after friday when sean spicer had that gaggle and certain people were left out of their cnn, politico, "l.a. times," "new york times." you know, i had charles hurt on last hour, "washington times," and he was telling me that this is not the first time we have seen this happen. he said when i was bureau chief for the "new york post" i was kicked off of president obama's plane. i have been kicked out of gaggles all the time. this is certainly not unprecedented.
yet, there seems to be a lot of focus on this now. a lot of anger about it. what do you make about that? have we seen this before? are we making too much out of this specific time? >> look, i understand that a lot of folks out there are going to look at this and says why does the press, including you, including me, why do we talk about ourselves so much? but we are in the first amendment of the constitution the founding fathers thought there was a reason that we should be there. and i have to say while there certainly have been people put in the dog house during my six years covering ronald reagan, his first press secretary or second press secretary larry speaks wouldn't talk to me and i was working at nbc at the time for about three years because we had a dust-up. so these kind of things ham. having said that i can't think of a time when you had a general briefing, when you had dozens of reporters in there and you singled out a bunch of them and pretty big outlets like politico, like the "new york times," like the "l.a. times" and said you're not allowed in.
you know, it's not unusual to have sort of preferential things where you allow a few people in but to have one for almost everybody and say not you guys that's a little unusual. abby: of course fox news has stood behind the free suppress like we have stood -- >> i want to quickly say that there was a war on fox news back in around 2010 by the obama administration where they tried to keep us out of things and refused to put anybody on "fox news sunday," and our colleagues in the press, the quote, mainstream media stood up and said, look, they are in the pool. if you are going to include us, you have got to include them. we are very grateful for that support at that time. pete: we have a big show today. we only have a limited amount of time. you have core lewandowski and couple of governors, governor of wisconsin scott walker and virginia mcauliff today, big show chris chris yo. >> you bet. clayton: host of "fox news sunday." we appreciate it.
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extreme animal right activists don't like the nudity and birth content. shockingly. firefighter risking his life to rescue a dog who fell through the ice. dramatic scene unfolding in boston. falling in just before he gets to the dog. finally he is able to reach the animal and swim it to solid ice. the dog back to land seemingly fine. good stuff. clayton over to you. clayton: many progressives took their outrage to twitter following the election of tom perez' as dnc chair. roseanne of the national nurses united wondered how many americans would leave the party due to keith ellison defeat. sally kohn congratulated both perez and, quote, the democratic party establishment status quo and then the young tuckers said it was time to, quote, abandon ship. joining me now former staff for bernie sanders who says this election was rigged. nice to see you this morning. welcome. >> thank you. so rigged?
that's a strong word. do you believe that? >> i want to go even stronger and say what the media is saying about everyone just wants to have unity and all get along. the rodney king line is just knot going to work this time. because the american people are sick and tired of the beat down. sunday morning i will go to moses, the red sea was parted on yesterday and the dnc made their choice clear. it was a clear choice to said either you are with us or against us. the dnc sr. decided to stay that we are still with the establishment. we are still with big money. and we are just simply going to leave you on the other side of the sea and let you guys figure it out. they will go lose millions of votes. governors were told to whip the votes during the second time around and just to give keith ellison a participation trophy just for showing up is not good enough. people are going to go ahead and move forward with the dem exit there will be no unity with this party. clayton: deputy seat created for keith ellison. he has a tall order o. he has individuals like yourself in the democratic party who have outraged.
i read michael tracy i paraphrased him a few moments ago his full tweet was the decrepit rotting carcass of the democratic party just got even rottener, abandon ship. is that how you feel? >> it's clear on what actually happened yesterday. people left immediately after saying they were not going to support this candidate. and even though the people are standing up and saying let's all unite. bernie sanders did the same thing after the convention. and it simply just did not work. even though the cameras were pivoting to the front to say that everybody is on all the same page and we have got to get everybody together it's not going to harassment the people left yesterday in the middle -- after the voting and it made it clear. so people will continue to leave. and, yes, i am one that did leave after the last election. clayton: president trump was up early this morning tweeting this he said the race for dnc chairman was, of course, totally rigged. bernie's guy, like bernie himself, never had a chance. clinton demanded perez. there was a lot of truth to that but something you just said was really fascinating
that bernie, right, during the convention came out and said we have got to throw our support behind hillary clinton. what you said is fascinating you said that didn't work. so it's not going to work this time. do you think? >> absolutely it's not going to work. just because he stood up there and said it, you know, didn't make you know, this divide that we're seeing on both the trump side as well as on the republican side as well as the left side is people are sick and tired of the games and the establishment. i am not a socialist. i'm not even a democrat. i'm an independent fiscal. i joined the bernie sanders campaign traveled for six months lost my mother with cancer while i was on this campaign because i believed in a candidate that was against the establishment. so, keith ellison did all of the back bending and playing all the games to get the votes. guess what? nice guys finish last. people are yearning for real leadership that is saying we are over the games. we are moving forward like joshua to the promise land. you are either with us or against us. we have been in the wilderness for 40 plus years.
people are tired of it every race, creed and color. clayton: we are out of time. are we going to see a side raise up. >> it's going to take real leadership. i think the bench was totally a poor bench to be honest with you. but there is good candidates who are out there that could lead this party. one that i'm -- senator nina turner. unfortunately because of the games you need to play in order to whip the vote it pushes people actually away from actually running for leadership chair. people have to make their mind up on what they want to do. clayton: tez figaro thank you for joining us this morning. >> thanks. clayton: senator warren vocal on her support of illegal immigrants and refugees. >> it is illegal. >> it is illegal. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it will be overturned. clayton: now some of our veterans are asking when will she have their back? you will hear from two of those veterans next. and we are getting revved up
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i won't make comparison. here you don't have access to guns. here you don't have guns opening fire on the crowd simply for the satisfaction of causing drama and tragedy. really? abby: let me not criticize you but let me use this very moment. pete: so bizarre and so historical and hypocritical. not own niche that happened this past summer with the truck talking about guns what europeans always do you europeans and your guns. do we forget that quickly november 2015 the theater, the paris attack. clayton: whole city on lockdown. pete: ak 47s. grenades. warfare on the streets of paris with guns and what president trump was saying have you got terrorism. you have got isis. you also have a cultural change happening across a lot of europe. clayton: he is attacking the united states. he shouldn't be attacking allied countries. what he is saying here is that's what happens in the united states. people opening fire with your guns over there in the united states. have you orlando. have you things like that. so, we don't have that here. we don't have that here in france.
we don't have that in paris. abby: those are very situations you are talking about. homicide rate here and all of that. and the terrorism that's going on overseas. i have talked to a lot of the my friends who have been over there. it's not just france by the way. big part of that region germany who has opened up their borders. what i have heard back from my friends even family members that have been there they say it looks very different it feels different. you can feel it when you are there. pete: go to london the most popular boy's name in london three times over is mohammed. say what you want about that. change the cultural landscape of the city of london. it just does. demographics are changing things too. not just isis, terrorism and guns when you bring in mass migration. inevitably a culture changes. abby: angela merkel says the biggest challenge we face today is isis and terrorism a few months after she says our borders are open to everybody. this will continue. we have got other headlines to get to starting with u.s. customs saying the son of the late legendary boxer muhammed ali wasn't singed out.
the lawyer claims he was claimed aside for questioning because his arabic sounding name and was asked are you muslim. well a custom's spokesman responding saying, quotes, we have no interest in questioning anyone for two hours about their religion. the senator elizabeth warren getting called out for vocal support of immigrants. >> it is illegal. >> it is illegal. >> it sun constitutional. >> it is unconstitutional. >> it will be overturned. >> it will be overturned. abby: that was the senator at the airport chanting. now the veterans assists veterans slamming warren for not having the desire. two joining us earlier. here is what they said. >> there are hundreds of veterans dying every day whether it's through illness, old age or suicide. why don't we address those problems first and then we will worry about other people coming into our country. >> it seems to be the fact
that she is more interested in creating political theater than she is for actually helping americans. abby: that group believes warren is just trying to run for president. also in this morning, janice dean the weather machine is dominating the track once again. >> it's still janice dean. here comes fabulous morgan. this is a race we wanted to see, folks, the lean mean weather machine does it again. janice dean, another stakes victory. e.coli. clayton: row. abby: how cool is that the greyhound named after our own meteorologist janice dean. janice tweeting her support that's my girl the greyhound is coming to visit namesake here on "fox & friends" next monday. pete: very fitting. abby: no surprise there though if you know janice dean she is a tough cookie. she will win. clayton: yesterday to the bathroom showroom and found out there is a toilet named after me.
called the clayton. i'm really flattered. thank you so much. pete: just a few hours from now nascar's 2017 season officially kicks off. one of the biggest races of the year. the daytona 500. pete: check in with rick joins by the 2015 daytona 500 champ. rick: i'm joaned by joey. thanks for getting up early. i know on a race day. >> i am glad i didn't get the earlier slot. rick: we had a rookie for 6:30. >> yeah. rick: have you a coca cola in your hand. every time you see a driver have you something in your hand here. >> of course. rick: coca cola makes a donation to your charity. >> that and it tastes really good. so it's like a win-win. rick: see how many tweets go to charity. can speak coca cola. nice. all right. what about this year? what's new this year? you just signed a multiyear contract? it's the biggest contract, longest contract that anybody has out there with your team. >> yeah.
big moment for us. you know a couple days ago we were able to announce shell and pen zoil coming back for seven years. i was able to sign up with team pence penske that long. see a whole team stick together like that. it's been great over the last four seasons i have been with them. we have been close to winning championships like you said. we won this big race here in daytona. a lot of great things have been going on. i think if we all stay together and keep building off that continuity and growing together as a team. and hopefully win a lot of championships in the next few years. rick: in nascar there is a lot of movement around the team, to team owners and drivers and response sores. what does that do to to you get that kind of consistency. does that impact your driving over time? >> i think it's a huge advantage. just like other sports teams move this way and that way. players go to different places and in our sport sponsors change and to have that security and to be able to focus in on driving the car and our crew chief can focus
in on crew chiefing and all of that it just kind of takes that distraction away. and know that you are secure and focus in. i think that's going to help us. another one. rick: get the charity going here. you have won this once. do you feel have you a better chance to win this wynn? because you know what it takes? >> it doesn't hurt. knowing that you know how to do it is great. the fact of the matter is what we did in 2015 doesn't work anymore. the sport keeps evolving just like in anything else. what worked yesterday won't work tomorrow. we have got to keep, you know, being able to go out there and try different things and don't be too closed minded. the open-minded to do things. we just won the clash here last week. a preliminary race. kind of an exhibition race. we know we can do it. rick: you won it in 20156789 here we go two years later. do it again. >> thank you. rick: joey, thank you so much. three swigs, guys. abby: that coke is looking really refreshing right now.
clayton: delicious has me up early in the morning. abby: thank you, rick. we are still talking about clayton's throne, his toilet. clayton: i'm telling you it's true. pete: wait for this tease. you will want to hear. a message for the politicians protecting people like this. of the illegal immigrant deported four years ago now charged with murder and kidnapping in the u.s. abby: who will take home the gold at tonight's oscars? kevin mccarthy's predictions are just minutes away. ♪ remember me ♪ for victory ♪ i just want to say ♪
somehow made it back in the united states. accused of kidnapping daughter after murdering her mother. how is someone like that able to slip through the cracks. here now is donna her son drew was killed after being run over by unlicensed illegal immigrant. dawn, thank you for being with us here. thank you. abby: you heard the amber morning. these are the very people president trump says he wants out of this country. have you some people against that saying everyone should be protected. what is your response? >> everybody here legally should be protected. and people that are here illegally should be deported. it's very simple. i will tell you my son was killed six years ago i have studied hundreds if not thousands of these cases almost every single time you
find the person was killed by somebody or harmed somebody usually a minor offense like a traffic citation that's what happened to my son. the guy who killed him was called three months before and he had been deported my son would be alive. so i don't really care what the offense is. if they get caught, they need to be deported immediately. abby: don, this is so close to your heart and we are talking about immigration and what has to be done in this country. you are talking about your darling son who is no longer in your life. what message do you have? because have you personally experienced losing someone that was so close to you because of someone who shouldn't have been here anyway. what message do you have for people as we are trying to figure out how to get immigration right? >> well, my message is that i have rights and my rights were violated. my son has rights. my son is dead because this country for the most part the
democrats and certainly governor maloy just, you know, just made a proclamation basically saying leave these people alone. no. it's the wrong thing to do. protect my rights first. you may be hard-working. you may be a nice person and maybe you save us two cents a pound on tomatoes, but that's not a valid excuse to be allowed in the country illegally. abby: who did you vote for this time and i'm assuming this was probably the issue you were most passionate about. >> well, it was. i will tell you i'm a lifelong -- well, i was a lifelong democrat. i'm not a republican now either. being in california, voting for president doesn't matter. so i didn't vote for either candidate because i -- although i certainly agree with president trump's position on illegal immigration as a liberal, i don't agree with many other positions. i don't know what i would have done if california was a state
in play. i guess i got, you know, i got the easy way out so i voted but i just didn't vote for president this year. abby: do you think so far president trump is getting it right when it comes to immigration and if there is a message you have for him, what is that? >> well, i think he is doing the right thing. my message for him and i did meet with then candidate trump about a month after he announced his candidacy and one of the things that disappointed me and still disappoints me is that you have to educate the american public on what's really happening with illegal immigration. you can't just have cases like this that pop up that are, you know, really heinous and stand out. i mean, right now, there are over 50,000 illegal alien prisoners in california jails. and all you hear is oh they commit less crimes than the native born. well, i don't care whether they do or not. although statistics when you are just talking about illegal aliens, not immigrants show that they do commit more crimes. but it doesn't really matter.
none of those crimes should have happened and none of these guys should be in jail. they should all be back in whatever country they came from. so i support what he is doing but i do wish he would educate the public more because i think you would have, you know, stronger backing if people really knew what was going on. abby: don, your story hits home for a lot of people. thank you for coming on and telling us about your story. >> thank you so much, abby. i appreciate being here. abby: thank you so much. heart breaking. we have a big final hour on tap. special distant to the president. and governor o'malley joining us live on the couch. who will take home the gold at tonight's oscar. kevin mccarthy is live with his prediction. there is he with his tuxedo. is he on next. ♪ we'll be counting stars ♪ ing for ways to manage my symptoms. i thought i had it covered.
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abby: is the biggest award show of the year. the oscars are tonight. who will be the winners. clayton: our friend kevin mccarthy joins us. >> good morning to you all. i'm rocking my tux. it's my super bowl weekend. i'm very, very excited about this. pete: look as little crusty. i feel have you been sleeping in it all weekend. >> i have. i'm very excited. i'm very upset that dead pool is not in the running for best picture. s it deserves to be there. abby: it is a good one. best actor who do you predict. >> this is a tough category. if you would have asked me a couple months ago i would have told you casey affleck for manchester by the sea no question. all of a sudden things changed when denzel washington took home the sag awards. sag awards are massive
indicator as to what is going to win the academy award. denzel washington won first sag for fences. is he phenomenal in the film. he directed fences. this is interesting category. right now i'm going to predict denzel washington. he is my will win but should win. best performance by an actor last year no question. i'm interested to see if casey affleck pops in there. clayton: best actress category. >> another one. this is why i'm excited about tonight. very up in the air category. a couple months ago i would have tote you natalie portman no question frontrunner for jackie. i really there that emma stone is going to sneak in here tonight for best actress. personal story. moved to l.a. when she was 15 years old with her mom. it's a very, very personal film for her. it's a phenomenal performance. she sings, she dances. she is my will win, should win. but isabella won the golden globe and emma stone won the sag award. but natalie portman won the critic's choice. now it's up in the air as to
what is going to happen. i'm really hoping for emma stone she really delivers in this movie. pete: who do you think is going to take home best picture. >> i know i'm not going to hear the word dead pool on stage unfortunately. la la land i think is the will win, should win here. nominated for 14 oscars, tied with the most nominations ever for a film with all about eve and also titanic. by the way, the director of this film is 32 years old. his name is damion. is he going to win tonight as well for best director. i will be tweeting the entire awards show at kevin mccarthy tv. if you have any questions tweet me there. but i'm really upset about dead pool unfortunately. abby: 32 years old. >> 32. is that insane. clayton: keep your tears in check tonight. >> i will. clayton: special distant to president trump boris epshteyn is here. maria bartiromo all here live.
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♪ ♪ abby: good morning, it's february 26th, i'm abby huntsman. he came out of nowhere to win the race, and now the new dncing chair is already fighting with the president. >> and they're going to ask the question of all of us, where were you in 2017 when we had the worst president in the history of the united states? abby: well, this morning president trump is firing back and weighing in on another possible rigged election. pete: and this is not fake news. president donald trump turning down a dinner date with the press, telling them he's out of this year's white house correspondents' dinner.
this hour one of the president's aides joins us live with the reaction to his decision. clayton: and hollywood elite, some nominees are giving their acceptance speech early, blasting president trump. surprise, surprise. dana loesch reacts live next. "fox & friends" hour four starts right now. ♪ ♪ pete: there is rick reichmuth right in the middle of daytona. ♪ ♪ [laughter] abby: so much fun out there. clayton: shut up and drive. ♪ shut up and drive, drive -- abby: there's nothing more -- [inaudible] clayton: once you get to the daytona 500, springs has arrived. abby: there's this weird gap when football ends, there are no holidays other than valentine's
day which no one really likes. [laughter] i love march madness. that's my favorite time of the year. clayton: good morning, everyone, welcome in on this sunday morning. abby: happy sunday. clayton: jam packed hour. abby: a lot of news. i want to get the some headlines starting with one we've been following closely this morning, dozens of people hurt after a mardi gras celebration takes a terrifying turn when an accused drunk driver plows right through the crowd. >> multiple injured. abby: police in new orleans say the pickup truck hit two cars before losing control, hitting into a group of parade goers. five of the injured are now in critical condition. police say the driver was highly intoxicated, he's now in custody. and to another fox news alert, isis planning attacks in the u.k. according to british leaders. the country's new terror watchdog says the terrorists pose a, quote, enormous and
ongoing threat that cannot be ignored and an attack could be eminent. that's frightening. many of the same democrats who boycotted the president's inauguration won't miss out on his first speech in congress, instead, they're planning to bring dreamers, muslim-americans and other people they say have been directly affected by the administration's policies. the president's speech is set for tuesday night and, of course, remember to tune into "fox & friends" on tuesday morning -- well, every morning, that is, but especially on tuesday. we've got an exclusive interview with president trump ahead of that address. that'll be great. and here's something you don't see every day on the golf course, sean stefani stripping down to take this shot, the announcers were impressed with his dedication. [laughter] >> holy cow. dude. [laughter] >> that's what i would do if i had that body. [laughter] abby: looking good. well, the shut landed on the fairway, but the celebration did
end shortly after that. stefani missed the weekend cut. clayton: and in other news, the golf channel's ratings went through the roof. pete: they had tons of female watchers. [laughter] clayton: well, president trump last night sending out a tweet that kind of rocked the press corps, the swamp and the press. [laughter] saying that he's not going to be attending that white house correspondents' association dinner this year, please wish everyone well and have a great evening. of course, this is going to happen in april, it's the event where the president sits there while a comedian makes fun of him, and then the president makes fun of the press.all it te nerd prom, right? it's the press and all the elites, and they tell joke, and everybody laughs, and this year -- it's been many years since a president skipped it. it was ronald reagan who skipped, he was shot right before --
clayton: he had a pretty good excuse. abby: president carter and nixon went, but they left before the binner started. this has been -- before the dinner started. the white house correspondents' dinner has changed, it's really turned into this, like an oscar-type event. a red carpet is rolled out x people always talk about which celebrities are going to be there, it's about the media elite patting themselves on the back. it's a good time, but i don't think this is going to impact anything. as we've been saying, this is certainly not the first event president trump has said i'm not going to. pete: of course not. how many of you set your calendar to the white house correspondents' dinner? none of you. clayton: i have a little -- pete: except for clayton. clayton: will i be invited this year? with a smiley face. pete: it's also different in the way that president trump is being treated, out and occupant lies being told in many cases about his administration,
there's a war between him and the fake news, and why would he want to step into that environment? a lot of it will be hostile. he doesn't have to. he's shown the ability to rise above this stuff, and i think that's what he chose to do here. abby: even members of the press have written articles about it saying it's not what it used to be, this is sort of painful for us. we've been asking you what you think about this, and your comments have been pouring in. we'll share them later on in the show. clayton: and you have a lot to say about this, too, the dnc picking their new chair of the dnc, and tom perez kind of came out of nowhere. in the establishment he was well known. there he is on the left side of your screen, president obama's labor secretary. on the right side of your screen. was the guy who thought from the bernie sanders' side of the party would get it, keith ellison. yesterday afternoon tom perez was selected, he won and beat out keith ellison. he immediately chose keith
ellison to be his deputy to sort of, i don't know, curry favor with the -- abby: unite the party? clayton: but, boy, a lot of people saying this thing was rigged, rigged, rigged. abby: keith ellison was one of the first to get behind bernie sanders, and when he was running for chair he had bernie sanders, elizabeth warren, chuck schumer, so i can't imagine they're thrilled this morning, because this comes right after bernie sanders, you know, lost the primary. they felt in many ways it was rigged. pete: of course they're not okay with it. you said came out of nowhere, others would say the establishment hand picked perez, barack obama, hillary clinton and the machine in washington, but president trump was up early this morning tweeting about this, pointing out the rigged portion of what you mentioned, abby. he said the race was, of course, totally rigged. bernie's guy, like bernie himself, never had a chance. clinton demanded perez. clayton: ed klein was on our show earlier this morning who's got some great sources, and he
believes, you know, he'd been talking about that shadow government that the obamas were going to try to keep in place in washington. he says this is setting hillary clinton up, get this, for a 2020 run for the presidency. listen. >> i think the big winner last night, actually, was hillary clinton. tom was hillary's guy. he was also barack obama's guy. but basically, if hillary wants to run -- which i'm it would she does -- back in 2020 and if bernie sanders' guy, ellison, had been this charge of the democratic national committee, she would have had a hard time. clayton: i'll bet you a bag of doughnuts that hillary clinton doesn't run. pete: i'm on. clayton: that machine will run again. pete: yeah. some on the bear 234eu side -- bernie side call it the moneyed class, and the grassroots are saying you've held onto that too long, this election being more evidence of the fact that the
swamp is powerful. even the democrats can't beat it. abby: yeah. but ed klein said this divide is going to continue on. under the surface, underneath it all you've got bernie sanders' supporters and this movement playing out where they are trying to get their people in as state chairmen all across the country in protest of hillary clinton, so this is certainly not the end of the divide. clayton: earlier i spoke to a bernie sanders' supporter who gave up six months of her life to campaign for him. she lost her mother. this was a really personal battle. she says not only is it rigged, it's worse. >> the red sea was parted yesterday, and the dnc made their choice clear. either you're with us or against it x the dnc decidedded to say we are still with the establishment, big money, and we're going to leaf you on the other side of the sea and wait on you guys to figure it out. even though the people are
saying let's all unite, bernie sanders did the same thing after the convention, and it did not work. i think that the bench was totally a poor bench, to be honest with you, but there's good candidates who are out there that could lead this party, one that i'm very fond of, senator nina turner. unfortunately, because of the games that you need to play in order to whip the vote, it pushes people away from actually running for leadership chairs. so the people are going to have to make their mind up on what they want to do. pete: an interesting point. if keith ellison is the best candidate the progressives can put up, he's a flawed guy, there was a lot of resistance to him as well, the bench is very shallow unless you're -- abby: it's shallow -- pete: it's almost nonexistent. abby: but also, what is their platform? it's one thing to not have candidates that can help you win elections, but if you have no message, if you don't have something that resonates with the voters out there, that is the real problem the dem that thes continue to -- democrats continue to face. if you're tom perez, you've got
to get people enthused again. clayton: what she would say is the establishment has ruined this party, has ruined this country, and that's what her argument is. and yet they're having to try to unite with people like tom perez who is part of the problem. pete: we're not socialists maybe, but that's what bernie sanders is, a socialist. social justice, economic justice, environmental justice, racial justice, what does that actually mean? how does that translate to voters in pennsylvania, wisconsin, elsewhere? it's not clear, they don't know, and that fracture's just beginning. if you're a democrat, you're waking up today saying we thought we were going to move op, i think they've just delayed it further. abby: see how this plays out. pete: yeah. going to be interesting. up next, we just told you prurch is skipping the white house correspondents' dinner, you we're getting reaction to his decision straight from the white house. special assistant to the president, boris epstein, joins us live next. clayton: and we'll tell you what "the new york times" plans to do
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abby: welcome back. donald trump breaking from tradition to decline a dinner date with the press. pete: in a tweet: i will not be attending the white house correspondents' dinner this year, please wish everyone well and have a great evening. here with more is special assistant to the president, boris epstein. good morning. >> good morning. pete: off the top, want to get your reaction to the president's decision not to attend the white house correspondents' dinner. was that something you were aware of in advance or something he decided on his own?
>> bottom line, the decision is always the president's, and he was elected to work for the american people, to speak directly to the american people and not to hobnob with the liberal media. clayton: so was that the decision here? he's saying everyone have a great night, but is this a shot across the bow here? >> not at all. it's not a shot at all. this event originally was put together as a way to provide scholarships to young journalists. unfortunately, it's lost its way in a lot of ways with. but the president is so focused on making sure americans are safe, secure and employed, that's what he'll be doing instead of going to this event. abby: democratsed had their race for chair of the dnc yesterday, tom perez was the winner. obviously, you've seen that tweet exchange between him and president trump. has perez reached out to the president at all other than twitter? >> the democrats just cannot learn their lesson. they just lost the election, and they elect somebody who's so far
to the left as their chairman, it's really sad for them but, you know what? it's good for the republican party and good for this president. pete: as the president pointed out over twitter, he felt like this dnc convention was rigged, as happened during the primaries, you have a sense that perez was hand picked and specifically the clintons and obamas to maintain their grip on power. we had ed klein speculating hillary clinton is going anywhere. do you have a sense this is keeping the ball in the hands of the clinton folks? >> well, the democrats have no bench, no people to step up and lead the party. that's why you have the clintons still playing such a huge role and their disciples like tom perez. and, of course, we all know what happened during the democrat primary. it was absolutely rigged. hillary clinton was receiving questions to debates this advance. we all know that happened, so there's every reason to think that the clinton machine is still taking full grip over the democrat party. clayton: boris, i want to get your take on something john boehner had to say this past week. it seemed like he was, not
unhinged -- abby: he was just being his normal self. pete: unfettered. >> that's a good word. clayton: he was able to talking openly about the battle for obamacare, and he said, look, for as long as i've been in washington, republicans have never agreed on any health care plan together, we've never been united on it, and he said i want to say this president is not going to be able to repeal and replace obamacare, if anything, it's going to be altered or tweaked, but not repealed and replaced. what is the white house saying to that? >> with all due respect to speaker boehner, there's another thing that's never happened in washington. you've never had a leader as strong as donald j. trump, and president trump will make sure we do repeal and replace obamacare. obamacare is a disaster. the opposite of what president obama promised. so we will get this done under the leadership of president trump. abby: you know the two need each other. president trump needs republicans in congress, it's a unique opportunity where they're
in charge of both the house and senate. there have been a lot of promises made, tax reform, infrastructure, and so on, and a lot of people are waiting for that to happen. do republicans in congress, to they need to do more, does the president need to put more pressure on them? ultimately, the way he will be judged in four years will be on results, on what they can get done. >> we've been working very closely with the republicans in congress and across the aisle. the presidents has been absolutely open to work with democrats who are not trying to be obstructionist. he's working across the aisle, working with republicans in the house and the senate to achieve those promises from the campaign. he's already had over 25 presidential actionsings. the first five weeks of pace were extremely productive, and you'll hear a lot of that from the joint address, from the address to the joint session on tuesday. optimistic and realistic. pete: you mentioned that, and there's been speculation of timelines. i know you can't get ahead of
the president, but codo you feel like we'll get a road map, timing and specific pieces of legislation and when from the president on tuesday? >> well, your going to hear the priorities of this president. and the priorities are as we've well know, he's been outspoken about them. it's national security, the economy, repealing and replacing obamacare, reforming the tax code in a way that has not been done since ronald reagan. all these things have been discussed and get done. abby: "fox & friends" is sitting down with president trump tomorrow to be aired on tuesday morning. stay tuned for that. boris, great to have you here. >> have a great day. abby: elizabeth warren voicing her support for immigrants, but now some of our veterans are asking when will the senator have their back? clayton: and former democratic presidential candidate martin o'malley is here to react to the new dnc chair election. next. ♪
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♪ ♪ clayton: welcome back. some award show headlines. "the new york times" hoping a 30-second tv spot during tonight's academy awards can help rebuild its reputation. the truth is hard references the paper's fake news feud with the white house. president trump tweeting this morning about the ad. quote: for the first time the failing new york times will take an ad out to help save its failing reputation. try reporting accurately and fairly, end quote. and a fashion be feud you'd expect from merle streep's --
meryl streep's character in the devil wears prada. >> all right, everyone, gird your loins! clayton: but it's streep herself who's delivering a tongue lashing to chanel designer karl lagerfeld. he claims the actress refused to wear the dress he designed her because she wasn't being paid to wear it. streep says the designer defamed her. and the worst picture of the year dose to "hillary's america," dinesh d'souza, but he's taking it as a badge of honor. >> this kind of award is really good for my career. if i got an oscar, i'd be done. [laughter] clayton: getting the razz city. hey, ben affleck was able to bounce back, right? [laughter] d'souza loves the fact that the razzies hate him. pete: badge of honor, indeed.
anyway, it's been justs a few months since their crushing november loss, and democrats choosing yet another establishment candidate to lead the dnc. >> we will all be able to say the united democratic party led the resistance, insured that this president was a one-term president and elected democrats across this country! finish. abby: so that's president obama's former labor secretary, tom perez, edging a narrow win over controversial congressman keith ellison, but is the party really united like he claims? hear to weigh in, former democratic presidential candidate and, governor martin o'malley. >> thank you. good to be with you. abby: president trump already up tweeting about in this, he says the race was, of course, totally rigged. bernie's guy, like bernie himself, never had a chance. clinton demanded perez. and he's not the only one. there are a lot of people saying this was rigged. claireton was -- clayton was saying, we were talking about this yesterday, we got that
alert on our phone, and a lot of people were not surprised at what ultimately happened? what about you? >> i was supporting the judge of of -- and mayor of south bend, indiana. i was heartened to see tom perez and keith ellison coming together at the end of what many thought would be a divisive race turned out to be actually a unifying race. but the real reform of the democratic party isn't going to happen out of washington with. it's happening in places like that swing district in delaware yesterday that stephanie hanson won by 16 points, that democrats only won by 2 points a few years before. so this is the groundswell that's really reforming our party, not what happens at the dnc meeting. clayton: governor, you talk about unity,, i'm sorry, i just don't buy the idea that the party is unified. we had a woman who had given six months of her life campaigning for bernie sanders, she lost her mom to cancer during that.
she says this not only was rigged, it's far or worse. i want you to listen and get your response. >> you know, what the media saying about everyone just wants to have unity, you know, the rodney king line is not going to work because the american people are sick and tired of the beatdown. you know, i'll go to moses. the red sea was parted on yesterday, and the dnc made their choice clear. clayton: unity there? she says the american people, the democratic base, they're sick and tired of the establishment, governor. >> oh, i think what they're actually sick and tired of is this administration, the trump administration after just 30 days. i mean, there were many people across the country that thought, wow, i wonder what it would be like to actually have our government run like a business. well, now they're seeing that the business that donald trump is about is establishing an authoritarian regime. all of the talk about where is the, where is the infrastructure plan? where's the plan to make wages go up? i mean, look at the guy that he
put in charge of commerce, the king of bankruptcies. look at the person he put goldman sachs in charge of regulating wall street. so you're seeing across the country at these town halls, at the energy that's facing congress people of both parties that the people of the united states are rising up in reaction to the beginnings of an authoritarian regime. round up the immigrants, scapegoat9, tell the press. who -- no president in history ever told "the new york times" they wouldn't -- pete: correction, it's the failing new york times. we know you guys don't like donald trump, that's clear. nasty words, and the party unified in their -- >> i've never used hitler. i always use the word fascist. no, i use fascist. [laughter] pete: the actual question, you said i wonder what it would be. the question we asked i wonder what it would be like if democrats had a platform that people understood. we hear about racial justice and
social justice and environmental justice. what do those words mean to people who realize we're not defeating isis or see illegal immigrants cross the border? the democrats are just out of touch here. >> oh, look, clearly the candidate that we nominated to lead our party did not have the credibility to deliver the message that our country is creating jobs, but we now have to make wages go up. and to your point about immigration, i mean, everything about donald trump's little illusions of immigrants destroying our way of life, i mean, net immigration from mexico last year was zero, meaning more people left here for mexico than came here from mexico. everything about donald trump's economic policies are a lie. you're not going to make wages go up -- pete: but, governor, you mentioned -- clayton: your response to my question just a few moments ago was about this administration, and you heard from tess saying this party is not unified
because we are sick and tired of the democratic establishment. she didn't mention donald trump at all when she was talking. and this idea that donald trump is the problem, this resistance, is that going to be the democratic party platform going forward, resist and persist? we heard that from hillary clinton yesterday. >> look, i think one of the things i just a said to you was that our candidate did not have the credibility to deliver the message be that -- pete: what was the message though? what was the message? what is the message? >> the message is that we need to restore common sense wage and labor policies that actually allow people who work hard to get ahead. we need to invest in our country and her ability to create greater opportunities for our kids like affordable college, like the new jobs of this new era. we need to acknowledge science, and we need to harness climate change to create jobs, not deny it. and we need not scapegoat the latest generation of arriving new american immigrants. look, the bottom line is we are a party that's about opportunity and justice for all, and i wish
tom perez and keith ellison well, but you know what i'm most encouraged by? i'm encouraged by the groundswell of support by people who want to take back this cup. abby: we've got to run. good to have you this morning. clayton: more folk and friends coming -- "fox & friends" coming up. thank you, governor. goin' up the country. bowl without me. frank.' i'm going to get nachos. snack bar's closed. gah! ah, ah ah. ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪ ♪ i'm goin' up the country, baby don't you wanna go? ♪ geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides.
clayton: good sunday morning, everyone. a live look across new york city, empire state building, no king kong -- abby: this music is worth talking about the daytona 500. clayton: rick reichmuth down on the track, we'll check back with him in a few moments. pete: in the meantime, dana loesch is the national spokesperson for the nra and host of dana on blaze tv. thanks for joining us. clayton: good morning. abby: hey, dana. >> thanks, you guys. pete: you've always got a hot take on the latest thing, and we just found out president trump will be snubbing the white house correspondents' dinner. please wish everyone well and have a great evening. finish a lot of folks on all sidessed coming out and reacting to his decision. what do you make of the decision to avoid this dinner? >> well, in a way, i don't really blame him. when you think of the way that the press has behaved not just during the general election, but even the primary and even before
that, you know, i know a lot of people have said, well, trump shouldn't refer to the american media as the enemy. well, you know, true. but also the american media need to not treat this administration as though they are the enemy. a lot of people don't seem to have realized that november 8th happened for a reason, and interestingly enough, the reason that it happened was the very thing that our brethren across the political aisle keep doubling down on. the media has engaged in a bit of malpractice, and they do like this access. they do like it. i always think it's interesting, i kind of joke and say the white house correspondents' dinner is like the oscars' red carpet for the people who really aren't qualified or good enough to act, so they go to the red carpet for the -- abby: and they get all the attention they're been waiting for. [laughter] >> they loved it when it was obama, but now they're all angry, and everyone still has, i guess, is bitter over november 8th, so i don't really blame him because of the way the press has been behaving. there's one thing to hold someone accountable, and there's
one thing to spread propaganda. clayton: let's get your take on something unfolding in massachusetts. elizabeth warren was at the airport with the bull horn talking about the immigration ban and the refugee ban from the white house. she was very vocal about it, and then you heard, hearing this morning from some veterans who we had on our show earlier this morning and wishing that she would do the same thing for our veterans in massachusetts that she's doing for immigration outrage. take a listen to them from earlier. >> there's hundreds of veterans dying every day whether it's through illness, old anal or suicide. old age ored is. why don't we address those problems first, then we'll worry about other people coming into our country. >> elizabeth warren and people like her seem to have a hard time understanding the difference between legal and illegal. you know, again, it seems to be the fact that she's more interested in creating political theater than she is for actually helping americans. how about you help the people that are standing in line, people that are here legally
trying to obtain their citizenship, and how about you run to the microphones and help the veterans that provided you the opportunity to speak this way? pete: dana, where's the microphones and the bull horns for the vets instead of the illegal immigrants? >> exactly. exactly. they hit the nail on the head with this. and it's true, there is a purposeful conflation by those on the left, illegal and legal immigration. obviously, we love legal immigration. we just think that there's a process through which you should enter the country, and it's not unlike any other country that is out there. there are countries that have far more strict regulations where with it concerns immigrating into their country. but for some reason the united states isn't afforded the courtesy of our own sovereignty. which is unfortunate. but, no, there's a true difference. it's illegal immigration that is the problem. we should be able to track those entering our country for the safety of our citizens, and that's the top priority of our government. as far as these veterans, it's heartbreaking when we consider all -- just everything is still happening.
there's, no one was fired at the v.a., people received bonuses even, and here their problem is swept under the rug, and the consideration and priority is given to people who are not citizens and don't have enough respect for the country to enter legally. and that's -- and it breaks the heart. i wish elizabeth warren would use her influence as a senator to help these veterans as much as she is out this doing this for illegal immigration. abby: yeah, it was a really powerful segment this morning. i want to hear your thoughts as well, tuesday we're going to hear from president trump, giving a speech to congress, his version of the state of the union, also a chance to speak to the american people talking about the promises he has made on the campaign trail, the ones that he's working on and needs congress in order to get a lot of this stuff done. what do you personal hi hope to hear from him? we're hearing it's going to be a lot on the economy, but what are you hoping to hear? >> right. well, it is going to be a lot on the economy, and that's something he's absolutely going to have to do. i know the budget reform tack cuts, people are hoping to hear more about obamacare which
really affected the economy. i, for one, obviously, i would love to hear something about ongressl reciprocity which i are making strides towards, so that's encouraging. i have a fancy football list, a list of things that i would love to see him hit. but, you know, i'm encouraged because, you know, the primary was very bitter, the general election was bitter between republicans and democrats. i don't really think that there's anybody who can look at the first month of this administration and say, you know what? that really isn't, that's not part of the conservative package, or this isn't any, the things that he is passing and the policies suggested and the people he is nominating to these positions, this isn't what you would hear in the hallways of cpac. it absolutely is. and so i think people in america have every reason to be encouraged. he's gotten a lot done. i keep joking that he's trying to get all his four years of presidency in one week the. [laughter] clayton: the academy awards are tonight, and i'm sure you're
having a big oscar party at your house. [laughter] >> i'm a girl and i i like the dresses, but i'm having no watch party. clayton: you'll be avoiding some of the political speeches i'm sure we're bound to hear tonight. do you think we're going to hear a lot of president trump bashing or soft on politics tonight? what's your snake. >> no. oh, my goodness, no. we're going to hear trump bark, it's the cool thing to do. they were silent about it for eight years. they talk about the freedom of the press, and they ignored the way the obama administration persecuted the press, persecuted people like james rosen, the associated press, the way they went after the press when anyone would ask a single question about fast and furious, the way they tried to blame that on innocent, law-abiding americans like michael bloomberg did. of course they're going the make it political. it's a box you have to check, it's a requirement. in order to be successful in hollywood, well, will you speak out against president trump? conflate heel and illegal immigration? and because of that last one particularly with the executive
order that he rolled out, i know we're going to hear a lot about that -- pete: dana, i know you love the courage of the left, speaking to the left from the podium, right? [laughter] >> yeah. they're out there preaching to the choir which is -- you know what was brave to do? be i'll tell you what was brave to do at the grammyss, what was that singer's name? she walked out there with this dress, and i don't care where anybody stands on the president, it's brave to walk into a room of people you know hate what you believe in, hate the dress, and you still walk in there with attitude and a smile. that's brave. pete: this you go. abby: at a young age. you can just watch the red carpet and see the dresses, then you can turn it off. >> right, exactly. [laughter] clayton: coming up, treasury secretary steve mnuchin revealing new details about the tax plan to maria bartiromo. maria is here with what it means for your wallet. ing.
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pete: the president vowing to fix the tax system, but when can americans expect more money? abby: now an exclusive interview with maria bartiromo, new treasury secretary steve mnuchin explains exactly what this means for your wallet. >> on the personal side, it's really about tax simplification, fewer tax brackets, simpler taxes and creating a middle income tax cut. maria: people will be able to keep more of their own money. >> not only will they be able to keep more of their own money, but we expect companies will bring back trillions of dollars
that are sitting offshore and redeploy those in the united states. abby: here with more from her exclusive sit-down, maria bartiromo, the only person who will have him on today, and it's the topic everyone's wanting to know be, taxes. more more it's true -- maria: it's true. we are seeing some real fundamental change when it comes to taxes x that's what they're working on right now. now, initially a lot of people thought certainly based on the market reaction that we would see tax reform number one. in fact, the repeal and replace of obamacare has been the number one priority, but secretary mnuchin was very clear. this is not number one, number two. they're both equally important, and he's expecting to have a tax reform package out by august, and he thinks it's going to have a much bigger impact on 2018 versus 017, but it is going to have a big impact. clayton: what are they going to do with revenue when you slash taxes this severely? what is their answer? maria: that's right.
and when you're faced with a $20 trillion debt load, people are wondering if you actually can lower taxes that much and not have something in place to pay for it. that's where this idea of a border tax has come up, whereas you will charge some type of a tax at the border for companies getting imports into this country, no tax for exporters -- abby: are you worried about that though? couldn't that have sort of a backlash effect on how other countries respond to that? maria: yeah. they're worried about retaliation, certainly. but now the conversation has shifted from a border tax to something like a reciprocal tax where if china charges us 70%, maybe we'll charge them 70%, something like that. the bottom line is the conversation has shifted to tax cuts only to now tax cuts combined with system kind of a revenue raise. pete: fundamental tax reform hasn't happened since ronald reagan. is that the biggest impediment or anything else that could stop it in its tracks? maria: i think the biggest impediment is how to pay for it.
tax reform will go a long way in terms of moving the economic story in terms of growth. that's what's really been the highlight of this administration, their focus on economic growth. you know we haven't seen -- we've seen under 3% growth for the last decade, to that will be a big deal. clayton: it's anemic, but your show is not. [laughter] maria's full interview with steve mnuchin airs this morning on "sunday morning futures" right here on the fox news channel. abby: it'll be a great show. maria: thank you. clayton: gentlemen, start your engines. rick is gearing up for the daytona 500. he'll be joined by a very special guest. that's next. ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ clayton: a few hours from now nascar tease 2017 season officially kicks off at the daytona 500 right here on fox. abby: let's checking in with rick reichmuth with a very special guest. rick, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys, i've got clint bowyer here. you look tinier than i thought you would. >> let me fix that problem. >> reporter: just want to make sure everybody understands, a lot of you guys are tiny guys so you fit in the car. >> be i'm one of the tallest drivers, actually, but everybody's big in them 3400-pound race cars. you feel hike a gorilla in there, and you have to be today. big day, the daytona 500. everybody's got to be aggressive. you've got to be patient, this is a 500-mile race, it's important to get that thing to the end. we've got a fat hot rod -- fast hot rod, and, man, i'm looking forward to hopefully having that thing at the end. >> reporter: you've been in this race 11 times or so?
you've finished fourth twice? >> yeah, that's what i was telling you, it sounds like it sucks, but if you're in that top five, top ten coming off the last lap, anything can happen. as we've seen even as far as, you know, yesterday in that race. >> reporter: yeah. you have a new team this year, so you're feeling like your chances are better, are you feeling good with the new team? >> oh, absolutely. stuart hoff racing, they lost two of the last five championships. lining up with all of the teammates, danica, it's going to be a big deal all season long, but especially today. teamwork goes a long way in this race. you've got to figure out how you work, you know in sometimes your car will work better in the lead, sometimes it works better pushing, you know?
it doesn't really matter as long as you're working together, then you get down to the end and get yours in that position, then you can go and try to inwith. >> reporter: real quick, this year's a little bit different, there's sections in the race. inthe ted of it just being 200 laps, you get points along the way. >> yeah. we saw that ring pretty loud yesterday with elliott, won both stages and got crashed out at the end, but he made up, you know, it wasn't a total loss of a day. he established himself as we get into the playoff season at the end of the year. but this is the daytona 500, i'm not worried about a stage win, i'm worried at a about that big trophy. >> reporter: best of luck. >> thanks for having us. >> reporter: all right. more "fox & friends" coming up. stay with us. thanks so much. have a good one. [inaudible conversations]
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excited. this is my favoritest time of the year every year, partially because i get to go to florida in the middle of february, which is always nice. but being out here, it's the best event. everyone wants to tune in and watch this today. abby: and you can tune into fox and see it. good job, rick, out there. ♪ ♪ maria: good sunday morning, president donald trump preparing the give his first speech to congress this tuesday night as the white house puts the finishing touches right now on a revised travel ban. i'm mara bart row know -- maria bartiromo, welcome to is "sunday morning i futures." new executive orders could come tomorrow, plus a crackdown on illegal immigration underway. chairman michael mccaul just back from a trip to the border, he'll join me live. and ahead of the president's address to congress tuesday night, some democrats say they are inviting immigrant guests to send a message.