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influence for corrupt reasons to fistfights, arrests, sex scandals and even murder. there is no shortage of stories for the books. pre-order "the swamp" at eric and have an amazing week, everybody. ♪ >> america's industrial heartland, nowhere was the loss of jobs from manufacturing more apparent than boarded up homes and factories of detroit. now there are amazing stories of rebirth and renewal in the motor city. proud americans taking charge and turning the city around. we're going to introduce you to amazing men and women throughout the show today. leland: we'll take you to coal country in western pennsylvania, for the first time in years a new mine is opening, giving new opportunities for men who just want to get back to work. first coal mine in how long.
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>> six or seven years in this area. we're thrilled. we're about 12 feet in and we're just getting started. ♪ great to be with you this saturday for a special edition of america's news headquarters. i'm leland vittert in washington. hi, liz. elizabeth: hi, i'm elizabeth prann on the east side of detroit home to milton manufacturing corporation, which you can see behind me. leland: to the very point of manufacturing in america, president trump tweeting out just last night. quote, time to start building in our country, with american workers and with american iron, aluminum and steel. it is time to put america first. elizabeth: of course, you can add coal to that list as we find out. before we get to that our top story of the day. president trump is spending a
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working weekend at his golf club in new jersey, leaving a washington those reeling from former fbi director james comey's testimony. the president said he would 100% testify underoath. kristin fisher is tracking from new jersey and joins us live, hi, kristin. >> president trump is spending a relatively quiet weekend in new jersey. no public events planned today, but what he said at that press conference left plenty of work behind in washington for his legal team. at the top of their list, president trump's unequivocal answer to the question of whether or not he would be willing to testify under oath to counter what comey said on thursday that, among other things, the president had asked him to take a pledge of loyalty. >> would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of-- >> 100%, i didn't say under oath.
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i hardly know the man, i'm not going to say i want you to pledge of allegiance. who would do that? who would ask a man to pledge of allegiance under oath? >> so, somebody's lying, either the former director of the fbi or the president of the united states. but this he said-he said could all be cleared up if there are indeed tapes as president trump has hinted at. he was asked that question directly at yesterday's rose garden press conference and all he would say is i'll tell you about that in the very near future and you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer. so, read into that what you will. he then tried to shift the focus back to the more substantive policy issues of the day. >> no collusion, no obstruction. he's a leaker, but we want to get back to running our great country, jobs, trade deficits. we want them to disappear fast. north korea, big problem, middle east a big problem. so that's what i am focused on.
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that's what i have been focused on. >> and today he's focused on what's happening in afghanistan. reports of two u.s. soldiers killed by an afghan army soldier. the white house deputy communications director said this hour that someone from the national security council is here here in to brief the president about that issue. elizabeth: kristin, thank you so much. leland: the house intelligence committee wants all the memos fired fbi director james comey has on his conversations with president trump along with any tapes if they exist of those conversations in the white house's possession. let's bring in california congressman john garamendi to talk about it. appreciate you being here, sir. thank you. >> good to be with you. leland: a couple of days ago from your interview on msnbc, the president is clearly obstructing justice, you said. that, sir, is a crime.
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the question, aren't you innocent until proven guilty in this country? >> well, that's certainly true, but there's an awful lot of smoke here and an awful lot of concern that americans have. we really want a presidency that we-- >> congressman, you just accused of president of the united states of a crime based only on smoke or do we have hard facts? >> well, let's say this, we've got the former director of the fbi who has laid it out very, very clearly that the president tried to turn off the investigation. that's obstruction of justice. now, can that be proved in a court of law? we're going to find out because we do have an independent investigation underway by former fbi director mueller. we'll see where that goes. we also have to get all of this out of politics, out of the congress, into an independent n
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in because of the issue of obstruction of justice and involvement in the campaign, but just as important, the election process itself was attempted to be compromised by, apparently to be compromised by the russians. so we need to understand all of these things. leland: okay. >> it's critically important for the democracy that we want to have and want to believe in. leland: so, i'll take that as perhaps, rather than saying he did commit a crime he might have committed a crime. it's interesting you bring up fbi director, then former director james comey, in what was a recitation of his side of the story against mr. trump. he also gave a recitation of his version of events back in july of 2016 when he gave a press conference highlighting his investigation to hillary clinton and the e-mail server. i'm sure you remember that. it was compelling to say the least, in which he said, mrs. clinton exercised terrible judgment, didn't know if it rose to the level of a crime that he
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would prosecute, but certainly laid out a lot more facts than the former director did against mr. trump and despite that this is what you posted on facebook about hillary clinton less than a month later. patty and i are blessed to count bill and hillary as some of our closest friends. i look forward to working with hillary as our nation's first woman president. so, why the double standard if after mr. comey's statement about president trump he committed a crime and after his statements about hillary clinton she should be the nation's first president. >> she should be compared to where we are today. she should be, but that's not where we are. i do believe in hillary clinton. i think-- >> i'm not asking you. >> no, i understand. leland: i'm not asking you whether or not you believe in hillary clinton. i'm asking you the same layout of facts of misdeeds by one person by the former fbi director, isn't the same. is it different because she's a democrat and you believe in
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here. >> you said it yourself. you said director comey said it does not rise to a crime. to this indicates whether president trump did. >>-- >> he said it's a crime that no one would prosecute. that's a substantial difference. >> we can go back and look at the words, but that there was no crime committed. here he said in his estimation, that comey's estimation that the president did try to stop the investigation. and he used the president's own words with regard to the firing of comey. i think we have two very different situations in which in one case, he said it was not a crime, and the other, at least something that could be prosecuted, bad judgment, yes, but not prosecutable. and in the second situation, he said very clearly, that he was fired because of the russian investigation. now, is that going to be a crime? well, we'll see how it turns out.
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we do have an independent investigation underway with mueller. leland: congressman, i want to get this in very quickly, what james comey said about loretta lynch. take a listen. >> at one point the attorney general had directed me know the to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me. leland: that could certainly also be the attorney general trying to interfere with an investigation, yet, i didn't hear you calling for a special prosecutor about loretta lynch either. >> well, first of all-- first we've heard of that was a couple of days ago during the senate testimony. secondly, the investigation did go forward. the question whether it's a matter in investigation, as i understand it, wasn't an attempt to stop it, but rather, simply how to label it. and-- >> that seems certainly interference, okay. >> well, i don't know, it's a label of whether it's an investigation or not. but here is the bottom line of all of this. we need to get to the bottom of this. we need to understand if the
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president. leland: so you're fine with the special prosecutor looking both into-- i want to button this up before we leave. you're fine with the special prosecutor getting into the issue both of what president trump might have did and also if perhaps there was interference by the obama administration into the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mail server you're fine with both of those for a special prosecutor? >> put it all out there, everything. we've got to get to the bottom of all of this, it's got to be made public. the american public must know and we also to to have an independent investigation. leland: i've got a hard wrap and give equal final as we always do to a republican congress woman coming up in a couple of minutes. thank you, sir. >> thank you. leland: good to see you. elizabeth: and we'll get to that interview, but first, a fox news alert. an afghan official says two u.s. soldiers have been killed and two wounded after an afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern afghanistan. we heard this initially from kristin fisher reporting the afghan soldier was killed in the incident according to the
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official. a similar attack occurred in afghanistan in march when an afghan opened fire on forces in the hellman province. leland: right now, dueling marching across the country around the issue of sharia islamic law and police are preparing for possible conflict as counter protesters have come out as well. bryan is at one of those in new york city. so far, any clashes? >> hi, leland. yeah, there have been some clashes. police around the country have fear there would be because of the dueling protest actions in 28 cities in 19 states. on one side anti-sharia law people, that believe sharia and islamic law is a threat to the constitution. on the other side, you have those who believe that this movement is anti-muslim and they are anti-trump, anti-fascist,
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and they believe that this is-- they believe that this is all a racist thing. so, you have two different sides. the police did everything they could to split them up across the street. they've been crossing the street and now you've got a mix of protests, there's been some pushing and shoving, and you have extreme elements of both side. it's apropos of the policies of our countries right now. the ncpd is doing a good job making sure that one protest stays there and the other anti-sharia law stays there. and what the disconnect is. one side believes the anti-sharia law side believes they're anti-muslim. and and we spoke to protesters who are pro trump who say it's not about being anti-muslim. >> this is america, that we need to do for ourselves, we do, we have to look out for each other.
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>> i'm for islam. i don't, you know, discriminate against anything or religion or anything, it's just extremism part of it that is sort of like, you know, makes everything so bad. >> so, these grass roots marches are happening again. the marches against sharia law organized by act for america. a large national security organization is how they characterize themselves. but the other side of it, the anti-fascists and those that are against this movement say that the act for america group is actually anti-islamic and they believe that it is a veil, essentially, for people to be racist and against muslims. listen to one of the supporters of the other side that we spoke to today. >> thisser' not for our right or freedom, they're for the freedom of just a very small percentage of this country.
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>> so, again, leland, we'll be watching the protests throughout the entire day here. 28 cities in 19 states, dueling clashes expected throughout the day and considering what we saw in portland, oregon on sunday, all eyes are on this protests. n.y.p.d. doing a good job of keeping everybody in check so far. leland: before you go, give us a sense of what the folks are looking for. one of the people who you interviewed looked like to have on a combat helmet. are they looking for a fight, but pushing and shoving and name calling? >> the acts for america group, the anti-sharia law group, a lot of the guys with the helmets, they came prepared for fight given what they saw in portland, oregon, the radical left side. they felt given what they saw there, having a pro trump or conservatives agenda in the middle of new york city could
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incite violence from the left. and of course, the left is bringing people here essentially saying that we need to defend dependence racists on the other side. so, both sides have come armed and ready just in case, leland. leland: we've seen that before with not great results. bryan llenas on the ground in new york. back to you and around the country as news warrants. thanks, bryan. elizabeth: all right, leland, more on a huge week in washington d.c. lawmakers have been taking sides after james comey testified on thursday. we heard from congressman garamendi from california. let's reaction from the other side of the aisle, marsha blackburn. >> good to be with you, thank you. elizabeth: so we heard congressman garamendi say an awful lot of smoke and americans want answer and he felt that the
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president was efforting to turn off the investigation. i want your reaction to that, not only to his words, the president was efforting to turn off the investigation, which were his words. but when you went home to your constituents just last week, is this what people want to be talking about, americans want to talk about and learn more about? >> first of all, i will tell you with my constituents, even those that were in d.c. this week for family vacations, very few people mentioned the comey testimony and the situation, russia, things of that nature. they're talking about jobs, economic development, getting rid of the affordable care act and putting the focus on how we grow the economy and get things moving again. that's what they want to see done. and when it comes to the testimony yesterday, i think that it was very clear that there was not a request from mr. trump to turn the investigation off, if you will.
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i do believe that as you listened to direct comey, what you heard was someone who contradicted themselves a little bit. when it came to the timeline, which when he sent the memo, how he used that memo, why he did. the curiosity that arose was the conversation with former attorney general lynch and the fact that she made a direct request to not refer to the investigation as an investigation or criminal investigation, but as a matter. elizabeth: okay. so we didn't hear the president respond on thursday. we heard the president come out pretty strongly on friday. were you pleased with that response is this is that what you wanted to hear from the administration, as far as him responding to former feb director james comey on thursday? >> i think that what the president did was to make it clear that if he is needed to provide clarity, he will do so
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and he disagrees with mr. comey's recollection of their conversation. and you know, we're into a he said-he said. and i think what we all want to know is what transpired between the two of them. i think we also want to know what has happened with russia and i've got to tell you, elizabeth. i find it so interesting, finally after decades of the russians meddling in our business, finally people are saying, oh, there is an issue with russia. russia has not wished us well for decades. we have all known that. putin is a bad actor. so-- yes, and you know, now-- with bipartisan support-- >> that's right. if i may, i want to interrupt you, it's a big week and the president spoke at the faith and freedom coalition conference.
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i want to play a bite from that. you participated as well. i want your reaction, take a listen. >> we know that the truth will prevail that god's glorious wisdom will shine through and that the good and decent people of this country will get the change they voted for and that they so richly deserve. elizabeth: if i'm not mistaken, the participate participated, his fifth year annually. i want your reaction from the conference this year. it's going on today. what principles and goals do you want to accomplish and the movement. the evangelical movement that continues to grow. we've seen this organization and coalition grow in just a few short years. >> you're exactly right. the coalition is growing and it is grass roots leaders who choose to come to washington and really get armed with the facts and as i speak to them. i was delighted with the way
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they were taking notes and they were engaged and the room was packed and they were seeking that information. i really appreciated the president's remarks, and his commitment to delivery on the change to see american people voted for this year. it wasn't a partisan, it was something that said, this is what people, whether you're a democrat, republican, independent, these are the things you wanted to see done and this is what i'm going to deliver as your president. elizabeth: okay, congressman blackburn, thank you, we appreciate it. have a great day. >> good to be with you, thank you. elizabeth: coming up on this special edition of america's news headquarters. in detroit, we're going to talk to the owner of the milliken manufacturing plant. h-in highland park.
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>> in highland, park, michigan. a neighborhood on the east side of detroit. one could argue was one of the hardest hit. milliken began in a small garage during world war ii making parts for the aerospace industry. the darkest days for detroit did arrive. they could barely keep their doors open, ten employees. instead of giving up they persever persevered. today we're surrounded by 300,000 square feet of the da derelict business and now, i walked through the plant and i saw a lot of products being made. these products are saving our own men and women on front line. you do an array of products. at one point you could barely
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keep your doors open and you were here. how do you go from one to the other in a city when odds are stacked against you? >> you have to persevere and keep fighting for what you really want. elizabeth: the secretary of labor was here, really, a few short days ago, jim, you have big news, you're headed to washington d.c. on wednesday. do you feel you're getting support from the administration in the fact that they're listening to you? they're listening to small business owners and manufacturers. >> he listened when he was here, accurate and intelligent questions. he was concerned and he made attention to what we were responding with. so, he was real. elizabeth: when we first arrived we saw that you have about 15 acres of what we saw was a manufacturing plant and a lot is surrounded by gardens. you once told me it was rundown homes, a horrible neighborhood to be in, in fact, you could
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barely get engineers to work here in your darkest days. why didn't you just pick up and leave? why did you continue on? >> because we believe in detroit. we believe this is where we want to be, where mr. milton started it in the 40's and his father bought it from mr. milton and we bought it from him. we don't want to leave we want to build. elizabeth: it would have been easy to leave. >> it would have been easy, but we're not easy people. we fight about what we want. elizabeth: the men and women, what do they like? a lot have worked here for years. you had a group of ten and that's it before you got to 200? >> the secretary of labor here, we had eight or nine folks in their 60's have 35 to 45 years seniority. people retire from here, 1946, a lot of generations that have worked here, it's hard working uaw folks. elizabeth: what about when you're hiring the next generation? what are you hearing, people to
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work? >> we're looking for somebody who wants to work and we'll take care of the rest. show me you're going to come every day and with a positive attitude and we'll train you to do the rest. elizabeth: what's that like in detroit? we talked about urban development programs trying to expose kids to in and out and obviously, getting an education, perhaps not in college, maybe not a four-year degree with specialized education. are you both pushing for that? >> that's with the apprenticeships were big in the 50's and '60s and kind of went away in the '80s and '90s. we need apprenticeships, the ability to gather our employees from surrounding areas, not from miles and miles away. and that's what we want. >> that's what the secretary emphasized. elizabeth: when you look at the vehicles, what we're producing is saving men and women's lives every day? >> when you get a letter. >> going to tear up. >> it says thank you for saving
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my son's life. he was in one that blew up and survived. there's nothing better. nothing better than that. elizabeth: thank you, guys. thank you for joining us and for what you do. we're proud of you guys. >> thank you. >> thank you so much, we're glad you're here. elizabeth: leland. leland: a new coal mine opening up for the first time in years. we're going underground with why investors are willing to take more risks than ever as president trump promises big spending. >> this speaks to the economic message. president, which is infrastructure, it's america first. it's bringing jobs back to the areas hard hit, in the rust belt and coal mining state. this is for his message and what he's trying to accomplish. this is good business for us. ♪ working in a coal mine about to step down ♪
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>> hillary clinton famously said she would put a lot of coal miners out of work. in contrast, as the first new coal mine in recent memory opened this week, president trump sent a video message promising more jobs were on the way. we traveled to trump country rural pennsylvania, to find out what support from the white house means. the spinning grinder is the sound of money and jobs returning to southwest pennsylvania. three years after the bottom fell out of the coal market, the they're celebrating the first coal mine in years. >> $150 per ton. that's up, doubled from where it was a year ago. leland: corsa coal ceo george
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says it's changed. >> fossil fuel is encouraged and that's for our economy, talking tax cuts, and possible infrastructure spending, all of those are great for our industry. leland: although the president didn't come, even the governor of pennsylvania delivered a message. >> when i campaigned for the president, i said that we would end the war on coal and put our incredible miners, that's what you are, you're incredible, back to work. leland: this coal seam is only about four feet thick, so, eventually men will spend an entire eight to ten hour shift miles deep with just this much clearance. it is dark, dangerous, tough, would, telling the economy in pennsylvania, that for the 70 jobs in this mine, they had more than 400 applicants. >> it's a hard day's work every day and, but it's worth it.
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leland: at the coal miner's cafe in town, betty remembers the boom time and knows one mine opening won't bring them back. >> we probably had 700 guys working in the area and they'd come in and get their thermoses filled and lunches to go, three different shifts. they always, you know, it was a stop they'd make and then when the mines started closing, that was all gone. leland: let's bring in rj harris, 580 on your am dial in coal country, harrisburg, pa. great to see you. >> great to be here. leland: how bad are things still in pennsylvania? is it still as bad as it was when president trump was running or is it slowly coming back? >> it's slowly coming back. in fact, the unemployment numbers continue to get better and governor wolf is obviously embraced that as well. i think there's a real optimistic tone and this is a great shot in the arm for us. leland: interestingly enough,
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this comes during infrastructure week, when the president really wanted to focus on bringing jobs back, at the same time you had most of the media here in washington certainly focused on the comey hearings, the fallout from the comey hearings. which one are your listeners focused on? >> really infrastructure and day-to-day living. most the people on thursday went to work as they always do, and do what they do for a living and really didn't see one bit of the comey hearings. leland: something that struck me on the story up in coal country. they had 70 jobs at the mine, 400 applicants. they think there's going to be about another 4 or 500 trickledown jobs from the economic shot in the arm, word you used. they have a big problem filling those jobs because so many of the applicants can't pass the drug test. how do you solve this crisis? in order to solve the opioid crisis, you have to have jobs. in order to be jobs you have to be clean. >> as the rest of the country,
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the opioid crisis in pennsylvania, and one of the things you referenced in your report it's a back-breaking job literally and a lot of folks have issues and addiction because of the problems that the coal mining takes out of you. i don't know how you fix that problem. leland: the great part of being a journalist, we just have to have the questions not the answers. we're looking at the coal mines right now coming back online. why don't you play what senator schumer said just as president trump talked about this plant and pulled this us out of the paris agreement. >> future generations will look back on this decision as a failure of historic proportions. president trump's decision to withdraw is also a sucker punch to american workers, who should be building the next generation of wind turbines and solar panels. now, other countries, including china, our economic rival, will seize the mantle of innovation
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and green energy away from america. leland: i'm guessing most of your listeners don't feel sucker punched? >> not at all. in fact, i believe that he's wrong. i'm in all of the above kind of guy and i think that senator schumer can't be serious. all you have to do is look at the real numbers and know that we are decades, if not longer, away from being dependent, not dependent on fossil fuels. wind and solar is a dream at the moment. we have some wind in pennsylvania and it just, it's not going to get us anywhere near where we need to be in terms of energy output. leland: or in terms of jobs, depending on what statistics you look at. this brings up an important political question. pennsylvania has always been coal country, but it's also been democrat country for a very long time. president trump changed that. are democrats winning any hearts and minds with their current policies and current sort of view towards the president's infrastructure and jobs plans? >> even though i'm a republican,
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my great grandfather was the 9th ward party boss for the democrats in reading, pennsylvania, and he would be a republican today. the republican party left people, the hard working conservative people years ago and that's who the trumpers are and they voted, older ones voted for ronald reagan and this is history repeating itself. the democrat party and liberal views left those people a long time ago. leland: always appreciate your insights here. we listen to you online and as well as on the radio in coal country. good to see you, sir. now to liz back in detroit. elizabeth: detroit's comeback. we are going to get an inside look when we come back at one company who is proud to call detroit home. and turning a huge tragedy into triumph how one detroit woman is taking her community back, one abandoned home at a time. you don't let anything
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>> now to a story that may bring you to tears. one detroit woman suffering an unimaginable loss in 2007 when her two-year-old son was killed by a hit and run driver in highland park not far from where we are now. instead of standing idle while her neighborhood crumbled, she wanted to give the kids a place to play, learn, and live. she transformed her detroit suburb one home at a time. she joins me now with more on this unbelievable undertaking. >> thank you. elizabeth: it's hard to put into words. some people have seen you on national news and some on ellen and recently brought a home to your neighborhood. i want to know, i want to start with your motivation because it's hard for anyone watching now to understand how you suffered from some great loss
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and now you're not just helping out your neighborhood, but you're helping out other families, other kids, so they can live and play. and why do that? >> well, one of the things my motivation, thank you for having me. my motivation is basically to help to build up my community. one of the things that this project has brought me is a deep healing over the years, nine years of healing from the loss of my son. he was two years, one month and six days old when he died and i just, you know, i needed to have a journey, something to do to make the grief good. elizabeth: why dig in? if we show video of the neighborhood, you see what was once gorgeous homes, beautiful homes. >> yes, beautiful. >> vacant, blown out videos, spray paint, just really unsightly, and people left. i mean, hundreds of thousands of people left. you not only stayed, but now you're rebuilding and you're getting a ton of support. you're getting volunteers, young men. >> yes. >> to tear down the homes. how are you doing that?
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>> one thing about, we got involved, got them involved years ago, it's just that we are there to serve the community, we're there to resurrect and resto restore. i worked in the school system for 27 years and so i had contact with children all the time in the neighborhood and the schools that i worked in. i worked with the guys at detroit rescue mission and all of them wanted to see a good thing. they wanted to see the neighborhoods look good and see what it is that i saw in my vision, which was to bring avalon village to life and they helped and supported them and showed them love. a lot of the throw aways, people don't want to deal with them, but they're worth dealing with and they can actually help. elizabeth: what have you done so far. we look at the neighborhood, you've taken down and purchased how many homes? you plan to have a basketball court, volleyball court, tennis court. what have you done so far? >> we've started on the homework house, and it's the center for
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everyone, a space for children to come after school to do their home, would, have a meal. wash their clothes and take showers, too if their lights and gas is cut off. we're working on that. it has a solar roof and geothermal heating and cooling. and the marketplace for women. and that's made out are shipping containers. that's for women to make money. a lot of women are heads of house old in highland park in a lot of spaces and they have crafts and things to do to allow them support and also the brook and mortar or building to actually do it. elizabeth: if people want to help out, they go go, and i'll put it on the screen. it's avalon village. >> avalon village. >> avalon is website. elizabeth: we have it on the screen there. a lot of people around the nation heard your story and want to help out because this is the next generationen you're doing
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united states. new york city. three hours in. they came ready for battle our bryan llenas reported. things remained peaceful. president donald trump says he's willing to give his side of the story after fbi director james comey's testimony. what that could mean after the break. >> would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version? >> 100%. i didn't say under oath. i hardly know the man. i'm not going to say i want you to pledge of allegiance. who would do that? >> and we go back to detroit to a spot that welcomed then candidate donald trump in opened arms. elizabeth: and then he came to the faith ministry in detroit and spoke with millions of people one saturday afternoon and also speak with bishop jackson. we'll speak with him after the break.
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>> hope you are having a great saturday. >> making news right now the road ahead where congress goes in the russia investigation, fired fbi director james comey testified and the president has
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reacted. >> marches in cities across the country protesting sharia law. are they meeting resistance on the streets? >> as you know we are in detroit, more on the rebirth of the motor city with americans putting thousands of people back to work in the industrial heartland. leland: washington this saturday still reeling although some celebrating james comey's senate testimony in the president's response which disputed parts of that testimony. now two hill committees, one senate, one on the house side seeking answers in the form of memos and details on any reporting if they exist. garrett tenney with the latest, but news evolving on a saturday. >> reporter: these memos are the focal point of two questions lose did the president try to
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interfere in the fbi investigation of michael flynn and did james comey break the law by breaking his personal memo, fbi agents put out the fbi in plymouth agreement bars the disclosure of records gathered on the job and applies to every employee. here is law professor jonathan turley this morning on "fox and friends". >> i believe this was fbi information. he signed the form of all federal employees do that states clearly that material like that generated is part of an investigation, presumed to be fbi information. you can't just hand it to the media. to leak into the press is professionally amatic. there is even a federal law that makes some forms of theft of documents to be a crime. i don't think he would be prosecuted under that that when i heard him say that i was floored. >> reporter: lawmakers on both parties have not been shy expressing their frustrations with the memos of comey's
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meetings with the president, not only the new york times that information about them in the president's meetings, but even now after repeated requests coming yet to see them for themselves. there is a full-court press to remedy that. on friday the heads of the senate judiciary committee reached out directly to comey's friend who received at least one leaked memo. their letter reads in part mister comey's memoranda are relevant to the ongoing investigative efforts, mister comey himself has encouraged you to release them. we ask you provide the committee topics of all memoranda you received from mister comey by no later than june 9, 2017. leaders of the house intelligence can be sent letters to comey requesting letters and white house counsel tom mcgann for any record the white house has of the meeting including any recordings of those conversations if they exist.
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leland: donald trump said we may get those soon. reaction from a good friend of the show, former assistant director of the fbi, appreciate you being here. we see a lot of you these days. we will get to the substance of what mister comey may or may not have done in a minute. back to the big headline, the president saying 100% all go under oath. do you think he consulted with his lawyer before saying that? >> no. difficult to me believe given the totality of the circumstances and complexity of all the issues that any lawyer would advise him to submit to tough questioning by a professional prosecutor under oath. leland: there is so much partisan gamesmanship and spin. you thought there were two different hearings almost. there is what matters politically and there is what matters legally and it seems those two things are different.
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>> yes. very accurate characterization. what matters legally coming from my background is no surprise to you is paramount. that will play out over a long period of time. as bob mueller launches his investigation, taking over an existing investigation, professional staff of agents and prosecutors and this is going to be a very very thorough, very exhaustive, professional and lengthy investigation. one thing i am sure of is there won't be many leaks blues not a darling of the press. leland: this is what a respected columnist said about the testimony of the former director. we had a former fbi director who presents himself as the last honest man in washington, makes
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the point elaborately, he felt pressured, not giving into the pressure, he blows the whistle now but didn't at the time. has the former director, meeting mister comey, put himself in a little bit of the box? >> i am not certain of what you do in his position when dealing with the president of the united states -- why would he offered to resign q the ultimate honorable thing to continue the investigation in an aggressive and fair manner. that might be the ultimate professional, ethical and moral thing to do. resigned to what effect? who do you go to when dealing with the president of the united states, to complain, to raise an
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issue? he chose to memorialize his experiences which i think any person in that position would do and back to his office to continue the investigation. not so sure that is the exact right thing to do under the circumstances. leland: we are in uncharted territory. >> we are in uncharted territory. leland: means a lot to have you back to talk about it. elizabeth: in 2 dozen cities across the country marchers are participating in anti-sharia law demonstrations was law enforcement officials are bracing for possible conflicts with counter protesters. in one of those locations in new york city. >> we are in front of city hall in manhattan in new york city and it is the site of protests across the country, on one side, against sharia law and on the other more radical left saying
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those groups are racist and anti-muslim. we just had an arrest of a protester. you can see the nypd positioned itself, a man tested by the nypd. uncertain if there will be any more arrests but this is "happening now" just a few agitators, the only one we have seen all day, we have been here since 10:00 am. this is the product when you have these joint protests, ask for america group is a large national security advocacy group and they are doing protests in 28 cities in 19 states and as a result of their moves to go against sharia law which is islamic law they believe sharia law, something indoctrinating people to become extremists, they believe it is anti-woman, anti-human rights and that is why the initial group across the street and ask for america decided to march against sharia
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law. once other groups heard they were doing it they showed up and plan on showing up to all these protests across the country. it is a dichotomy of two mind, one says we are not anti-muslim, we are anti-sharia law. anti-extremism. the other side says you are anti-muslim and anti-islam by virtue of being anti-sharia law. that is what we are having here and it is an example what we are seeing around the country in terms of one side is legitimately the proton -- pro trump site across the street at the other side which is the side where the police officers are, the anti-trump side. there are multiple things being discussed here besides sharia law. anti-sharia law but also pro travel ban and pro trump and on the other side, socialist groups and pro-immigrant groups that you, the other side, completely racist, this is the kind of dichotomy we will be seeing around the country. the nypd has been doing a good job if you can see it but we
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will keep an eye on it for you guys. elizabeth: thank you so much. one of the largest muslim populations in the country, those anti-sharia marches today will be, quote, total failures. still stand by that statement? >> what they are trying to do is divide the country by fear and hatred and communities come together, freedom of religion, freedom of speech are the pillars of the constitution. at this point in my life i would not think i would have to defend freedom of religion in this country. i have good friends, my next door neighbors are muslims, my city is the largest population of muslims in the country. lawyers, small business people, farmers and doctors and
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dentists. we cannot let people divide us with fear and hatred and in a way, getting people to come together more. >> reporter: we saw one arrest take place. >> >> young kids are the next generation -- we want to organize. and and many who had never participated. and who we are as american. and one of the worst moments in the state history, michigan
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mission and oklahoma bombing. and you can't target anybody. >> we are focusing, at milton manufacturing corporation. and we are seeing stories that hurt our hearts, they are cutting 1400 job. and out of gm. we have a lot of work to do. >> i love michigan. i am proud of it. manufacturing is the background of the american economy. everybody talks about silicon valley, we are at the forefront,
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and we are staying at the forefront. and educating the next generation, we are seeing softening in sales. and what we do need and i will say to everybody, is a stable economic and political environment. >> we believe it at that. that is all the time we have today, thank you for coming by today. leland: fox news alert. an afghan soldier opened fire not on the tell a ban, american there to help, two us soldiers died, john huddy, hi, john.
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>> the telegram claimed, it happened -- and when an afghan soldier started spraying killing two soldiers, and the afghan soldier was killed by return fire. a white house spokesman told reporters, the so-called green on blue attack, and those by the afghan military, affiliated with us, nato and civilian contractors, and afghan soldier
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opened fire on us soldiers that were training afghan soldiers on base in the kandahar province of afghanistan. wounding three us soldiers and they were killed as well. and the taliban operative -- overall looking at the numbers, to give you perspective here, since january 1, 2008, there has been 154 coalition troops and affiliate security forces, that have been killed in green on blue attacks. and 195 affiliate and coalition things, have been wounded and this comes as the president is weighing deploying up to 5000 more us troops to afghanistan to join the roughly 8400, and
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leland, overall very violent in afghanistan, and a truck bomb in a diplomatic district, and 150 people and half a mile in the us embassy. leland: it should be noted the us military dropped more bonds in april than any month since 2012. truly aware how violent things were in afghanistan. elizabeth: coming up on headquarters, fair and balanced debate over a law that helps democrats prevent another great reception. and republicans say it stifles the economy. we will debate. the mayor joins me to talk about the great companies helping turn around motor city. plus. i will be catching up with
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elizabeth: another detroit success story, headlines and lots of customers, a spike in leather goods. the old shoe polish company in the 1960s, a former automotive research lab in downtown detroit with hundreds of local workers and attracting people to michigan. a tour of the company from its president. tell me where we are right now, what is going on around us. >> we are in our leather manufacturing operations. on this particular line we are walking down and we are making leather straps. the leather straps begin, in the pressing room, taking the side of letter and we are cutting the
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parts for the leather straps out. the parts come and start right here where they have been assembled and cutting them down to size, punching the holes on the other side. applying the branding right here. this particular press -- are you good? you can see this press stamping the shine all the logo into the back of this. this strap, in chicago. which is one of the oldest family-owned and operated. >> what i see when i walk through this level, every single detail is touched by a human. it is not going through an assembly line. that is part of your story. >> it is the people. this is a story much bigger than the brand or these machines. this is a story about the people
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i work with. >> reporter: with talk about victory automakers a decade ago. a lot of people in detroit. why is it important to give them an opportunity here? >> we are a small part of what is happening in detroit. it is important for an opportunity in general to people, and show what is possible. you see what is possible, we are producing products that i would put next to any product on the global market, competitive from a quality point of view and that speaks to the people of detroit and what they are capable of. that is across the board in the united states, equal opportunity to show them hope and give them training and equipment, the tools to make things. we will succeed. >> reporter: anything that is your favorite?
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>> this is all -- this is all my favorite. this is where we work and play and eat together. these operations here are incredibly difficult and they all have a level of importance. these are the final touches of making a strap, a sewing operation, applying the stitching to the edges of the strap and this is one of those touches of quality we put into each and every strap out of here. >> it is labor intensive and can't be replaced by robots. >> we have to see the straps through. this is an art, working with natural product, natural material being leather.
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it is an art and this is something that takes patience, training and skill and a lot of dexterity to do what they are doing. >> reporter: you can see on the product, all these are handmade, really great. also on the campaign trail then candidate donald trump visited detroit in an effort to reach out to african-american voters, visiting business and church leaders. was not without controversy, in september protesters who fell the candidate was racist stopped at some of his stops and disrupted his visit but bishop wayne jackson welcomed then candidate trump into his congregation as well as the impact network, he owns it, the largest african american owned and operated tv network which he now president appeared on. i had a chance to speak with him about the memorable encounter.
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thank you for joining us. the president was here in september, spoke to a packed crowd behind us. what was the reception like when he was here and after he left. >> september 3rd, candidate trump, he came to be interviewed by myself. i have a network, the president came to be by myself and after this he came to the church to enjoy our worship service. the reception was good. i was very surprised people of color welcome him. when you sit down with the president, candidate trump, we meet him one on one. it is a very different --
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comparable to television. >> reporter: it is early in the presidency but there were promises when we heard him speak at requests in your community. do you feel the bridge is coming together and needs are being met. >> we just passed 100 days and a lot of things going on in washington and we need to give him a break and give them a chance to do what he says he is going to do. the community is waiting, what is going to happen, there are a lot of promises, he mentioned detroit and stood in front of the congregation and made promises he wants to do something in the urban community. when we look at this situation, we are faced with so many things, lack of jobs, our prayer
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is the money can come from democrats and republicans. >> a big event in january, what is it like? can't leave without asking you that. >> it was -- >> you did great. >> the former president, barack obama, joe biden, bush, cheney, clinton. then you had the supreme court justices, so many people in the world watching you. it was intimidating but that brought me to it. >> reporter: it was a moment in history. thanks for having us here. we appreciate it, love being here in the city. leland: seven years ago sweeping financial regulations were
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nasa astronaut. elizabeth: two more rest in connection with the terror attack on london bridge the took sweet lives one week ago. investigators are releasing new details that show the violence could have been worse. live in london, the very latest. >> reporter: as we look at evidence from the attack, one thing is clear, the attackers had a mission for greater bloodshed, one week ago, the attack on the london bridge, one attempted to ride a truck, 71/2 tons, selectable truck used in the attack in nice one year ago which killed 86 people. but the attacker's credit was declined and they rented the smaller van. they had more than a dozen molotov cocktails made from wine bottles and rags and there was gravel. investigators suggest that might have been protraction. an office chair might have been a divergence of the attackers could claim they were renting the van for removal is all three attackers are dead but investigators continue to conduct raids believing the
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attackers had help. two or more people arrested in east london overnight. >> we have seen 18 people arrested, various parts of london, that is trying to understand whether they assisted or supported these attackers, i fully expect further searches to continue. >> reporter: it is filling up with partiers and diners tonight. the red cross working with local businesses as well as cab rides, how londoners respond in the face of adversity, the head of the metropolitan police is don't give into the terrorists, don't change your way of life. elizabeth: thank you so much. leland: back here in washington, democrats trying to score political points with former fbi director james comey's testimony, at the same time the house passed a bill this week
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getting obama era financial regulations. it was a trump campaign promise which kevin sheridan and the washington director of nice to have you. is this a notable victory or something republicans are taking the box on. >> eight years, we got 20,000 new regulations. donald trump has a long way to go in unwinding the stifling economic regulations that he put in place, 80,000 pages of new regulations in the registry. he has a long way to go. you are seeing it in the stock market, the stock market responded positively to this. 3% is the goal. if they can get that, this other scandal stuff will fade into the distance because that will get
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us out of this. leland: and important point, when republicans come together and agree on something at least in the house they don't need democrats. >> they can pass it if they want. they should be thanking their lucky stars for the comey testimony because the number of americans that want goldman sachs to be more powerful and less regulated is -- can fit in a trump administration cabinet. i came up with it just now. i appreciate it. the public doesn't want to see wall street get more powerful. they saw what happened last time they did that. regulations made wall street more powerful. that is the irony. we should regulate more strongly -- the answer of going backwards is a disaster. the trump administration -- another financial crisis. a worse day for the americans and administration. >> reporter: an important point as relates to regulation. we are seeing this debate play
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out, government and more regulation is the answer or it is not the answer. donald trump was speaking at the department of transportation on friday, met with some people building a road in american 18 miles long and met some folks, found some roadblocks. take a listen. >> they spent $29 million for and environment report weighing 70 pounds and costing $24,000 per page. i am going to show it. >> does the president have a point? hard to argue with that point. >> we need smart regulation to protect the public instead of special interests.
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there is an important point, elizabeth warren and donald trump make. they bought off the regulatory process to benefit them instead of benefiting the public. >> whose fault is that? >> eight years of barack obama, didn't get anything through after obamacare, one legislative achievement, did everything through legislation, we saw the impact on it and got european style of slow growth, a continuous period of job growth. the only eight your period ever where we didn't have a quarter above 3%. that is the effect, every part of the network, in the family. >> can't deny, the stock market rocketing after donald trump was elected in large part, based on hope and promise of less regulation. the guy who owns the company
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runs the company, you can't deny less regulation helps create jobs. >> wall street loves regulation, and afterwords, it is at risk when you don't have protections, to prevent a bubble that takes everyone down with it. >> appreciate you guys being here. elizabeth: the motor city is making a come back and who better to talk to than its own mayor. we will speak with the mayor after the break, live onset, about the progress made and the challenges they had to face, american manufacturing returns.
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elizabeth: you are looking at life pictures of milwaukee, wisconsin at direct supply. you are waiting for vice president mike pence who will be speaking to local business owners, one of many themes coming up this week, the president tweet theed last night, awaiting comments from vice president mike pence. as soon as he gets to the podium we will bring those comments live. in the meantime let's keep talking about the success stories we hear out of detroit, hoping the hard times are behind them. the city is on a roll. unemployment is down and the number of businesses investing in the motor city is up. one of the men leading the charge, the mayor of detroit, thank you for joining us. appreciate it. you came on in 2014 after the
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chapter 9 filing, the largest municipality to ever file that charge, some saw it as an opportunity, others were critical. what did you see it as? >> that was three years ago. we are about to finish this fiscal year with our third straight balanced budget. in detroit bankruptcy doesn't get talked about much anymore. we are focused on the future. >> reporter: how did you do that? we saw a lot of headlines that made national news in 2013. i don't recall seeing headlines in 2016 -- you said it was something that should be celebrated but a lot of people celebrate. >> this is the third straight surplus but we are establishing an expectation in the city of detroit, the ambulances show up timely, the buses run on schedule. that just provides the basis of people who want to move back and businesses who want to invest.
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>> 3 years is not a long time. >> we have a great team. we are managing in a very efficient way. a lot of times we have two people doing the job, three doing it before and we watch every penny. >> reporter: what was most important? the streetlights come you want crime down, or left attract local businesses to get the job done, what came first? >> if you had been with me the first few months we had to go in all directions, half of the streetlights in the city were out, buses to be ran an hour behind schedule. a quarter of the city depends on the buses for the jobs, the groceries and ambulances didn't top for an hour. we had to go in all directions at once and my first couple years the team focused on service. now services are in good shape, we are national standards for
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most of them and it entirely recruiting businesses, 5000 housing units in the city of detroit. we haven't seen that in 60 years was people went back and have been here at the same time. >> you are attracting companies, trying to get 14500 companies are you trying to get it all? you see is a traditional -- what are you going for? >> detroit will come off of one strategy and in april we had the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years but we landed fortune 500 companies, moving headquarters from milwaukee, we landed the amazon microsoft michigan headquarters here, major supplier, but also hundreds from brooklyn, chicago, detroit, starting businesses here.
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combination of those strategies. >> reporter: you are bringing back the jobs but they need to fill those positions so you have to bring back the people. >> the initial step is get the folks we have here to stop bleeding and we have changed. people were leaving because they didn't have hope but you look now at our data and we have 40,000 more occupied residents than we had 12 months ago. the next census numbers will be the first growth in detroit population in 60 years so it is a good time. >> reporter: which we had more time, really inspirational. i would be scared to work for you, put the pedal to the middle and get it done. i appreciate it. i mean that in a good way. i appreciate it so much. leland: life pictures in milwaukee, wisconsin awaiting vice president mike pence, small business owners, their topic healthcare, possibly among other things, back to milwaukee and the vice president when it happens.
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elizabeth: we have been talking about detroit, mobileme attracting new businesses but millennials are coming and thinks to new program they are making it easier than ever.
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laura joins me with more on the millennial movement. you worked for quicken loans, strategic investments, community investment, really important work getting young people to the city, how are you doing that? >> millennials one two think of the first is to live in a city where they can feel they are part of a social fabric figure them themselves and the second thing is they want to feel their work is contributing towards the betterment of society and in detroit, hands-down best place to do things, quicken loans we pride ourselves in offering team members opportunities to make detroit a better place and that helps them make their work better as well. >> reporter: when you get through detroit, sort of unsightly scenes but you drive through midtown and you are in an area where there are coffee
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shops and young people and their dogs and their friends so it is a tale of two cities but this is an opportunity for millennials, you are capitalizing on that. you see the coming to the city? >> yes, they are coming and we are on the precipice of getting even more millennials to come to the city of detroit. we are getting the word out that detroit is a cool place to be, this amazing foundation of art and history and culture and what an amazing opportunity to take that foundation and build towards helping to solve the needs of detroit which you heard over the course of today are substantial needs. it is a brilliant opportunity for millennial to feel impactful. >> reporter: millennial can be idealistic, they want to save detroit but you have to make it appealing because it is affordable because la and new york are so cool and how are you doing that? >> first of all, detroit, as one
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city, a tale of two cities, to us it is one city and without the downtown, the heartbeat of the city and attracting jobs the neighborhoods can't thrive and without the neighborhood of the downtown can't thrive. we have 3400 team members living in the city of detroit and pretty much every neighborhood across the city of detroit and sue us it is about making those team members have a great experience living in all the neighborhoods across the city of detroit. >> reporter: taking homes, remodeling them. >> we are working with detroit lands making authority and home depot to rehab houses in the public inventory and what we do is rehab the home on the front end, sell the house on a traditional sale and not only do you get a rehab house you also get a family there for relatively low price because we take a loss on these houses and
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you also get that effect that affects the rest of the neighborhood because then they can -- the rest of the house and start to equate their value to what you just did and they get equity back themselves which is a win/win. >> reporter: appreciate you coming in, thank you so much. leland: michigan to wisconsin, it was a key win for donald trump and mike pence, the vice president coming back to chat about healthcare with small business owners there, back to milwaukee as it happened, as we celebrate a proud american moment.
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reaction so many times. it's just -- it absolutely melts my heart. thank you so much. thank you for watching today, we greatly appreciate. we appreciate all of the support for all those here in detroit, we wish them the very best, we will be back from dc tomorrow. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> fox news alert, two u.s. soldiers are killed and two more wounded after afghan soldier goes on shooting rampage, the afghan soldier opened fire on u.s. service members in eastern afghanistan in the district of mangahar. hello and welcome to a brand new hour, i'm kelly wright. julie: and i'm julie banderas. one of their own had infiltrated the afghan army. john is live from the middle east bureau with the very latest, hi, john. >> this is being called a quote,


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