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coast, get out there and enjoy the warm weather while we are going to have it today. rob: according to janice, it's going to be very warm. "fox & friends" starts right now. see you later. >> i signed a memorandum to propose regulations to ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. >> the fact that the president stepped up suggests that there is consensus on the republican side that this is something that ought to be looked at. >> house intelligence committee chairman devin nunes is demanding answers to find out what president obama and his cohorts knew. >> we have found collusion. we found collusion between the democrats and the russians. >> everybody wants to blame this on the trump administration. let's not forget that this happened under the obama administration. >> democrats outraged as the trump administration pushes low cost healthcare plans as alternatives to obamacare. >> lets them be flexible so people can get lower cost plans if they choose to. >> most people have to struggle to make ends meet.
so no we are not talking about that. ♪ ♪ here for a long time ♪ i'm here for a good time brian: what is that? steve: that is the titled basin down in our nation's capital. on the left the monument and right jefferson monument. come on, in everybody. ainsley: good morning. thanks for waking up with us this morning. brian: i'm glad you did. we have a lot to talk about. hate to think you are sleeping through it we are taking attendance at the end. steve: how do we do that? brian: look in a magic mirror and mention everybody's name. steve: that's rom per room. brian: not us? a lot of action on capitol hill including a very important listening meeting where the president is going
to be listening to survivors of school shootings to say how do we stop it in its tracks? steve: the president will welcome the florida community grieving after that deadly parkland shooting last week. ainsley: this as the president also pushes for a ban on bump stocks and tougher background checks. brian: that might just be the beginning. griff jenkins is in washington with what we can expect today. >> the president is responding to the tragedy at stoneman douglas aiming to take actions to end the senseless violence. >> we must do more to protect our children. we have to do more to protect our children. school safety is a top priority for my administration. >> first, is he moving to ban the rapid fire bump stocks used in last year's massacre. >> after the deadly shooting in las vegas, i directed attorney general to clarify whether certain bump stock
devices like the one used in las vegas are illegal ungts current law. we must move past cliches and tired debates and focus on evidence-based solutions and security measures that actually work. >> under the obama administration the atf concluded the devices could not be regulated but now the doj says they are acting quickly to propose new regulations. democrat senator dianne feinstein, excuse me, who has been a voice on gun control issued this statement saying words are one thing, mr. president. but we need meaningful action. if you want these devices off the street, call congressional republicans and tell them to stop blocking the bill. now, whether congress has the will to act or not, that's unclear. even the. in ra said last october that they back further regulations on these devices. now, on background checks, of the president wants to get tougher on keeping the guns out of the wrong people's hands, tweeting whether we are republican or democrat, we must now focus
on strengthening background checks. and as you mentioned, guys, this afternoon the president meets with parents, teachers and students from the parkland community as well as sandy hook and columbine to hear their ideas. we can expect that conversation to range from gun control measures to even mental health. it will be fascinating to see what those students have to say after the meeting. steve: right about that. griff, thank you very much. also, keep in mind in addition to any federal changes each and every state does have control over gun sales in their states so they have to be involved as well. brian: the president has been on his toes on this in that right away he went down there. first off let's look at bump stocks, second let's look at what happened in texas. second the gun laws on the books. important revelations is not getting enough attention is that out of the 10 guns, this kid had, three were illegal. one was an ak 47. steve: purchased illegally. brian: purchased illegally. can you come down and say background checks and this
and that and then say go find a way to get them anyway. urge. ainsley: sit down with community members from parkland. launching phase two of the trump investigation. remember when they said phase one. today they are announcing phase two. steve: what's what two is he has put out a questionnaire of 10 different questions sent out to about two dozen current and former members of the intel community doj and law enforcement and fbi as well. essentially what they are trying to do is figure out when, exactly did you realize that this dirty dossier was being used to get this fisa thing? also, who did you leak to? and how much did barack obama know? ainsley: and did you know that it was paid for by the dnc? brian: i want to see who is actually getting this
questionnaire exactly. people that used to work in and around? people that are still active. a lot of people i would really be interested in finding out their answers. steve: we know three. brian: here is congressman devin nunes. >> we are having a showdown between the legislative branch and the executive branch and just going to what you talked about to open up this segment, the facts are not bearing out to what the democrats wanted it to be. because we have found collusion. we found collusion between the democrats, specifically the clinton campaign and the democratic national committee and the russians. however, it does seem to be like that -- nobody is interested in that collusion. we have also found felony leaks. nobody seems to be interested in getting to the boabottom of the intelligence leaks. republicans are trying to get to the bottom of despite we are up against a lot of odds. not getting help from democrats in the house. left of center not getting any help from the mainstream
media. brian: if robert mueller really wanted to have a thorough investigation. if he wanted to bring the country together and solve a problem rather than look so partisan when which many people fear the final product would be. he would pick up where devin nunes left off. so much to examine. people stupidly gave him the most open mandate possible to investigate anything he ever wanted, to why is he and i hope he is. there is a small chance he is. why isn't he going down that path? steve: he could be. brian: no indication he is though. steve: there haven't been a lot of leaks directly out of the special counsel's office, which, to his credit, is good. we do know of at least three people from the former administration communities that have gotten this particular letter. going to james comey. going to james clapper and john brennan as well. interestingly enough, have you got to figure it's also going to jonathan weiner, sea former barack obama state department official who wrote a op-ed last week in the "the washington post" that said, yeah i had access
to the information in steele's dossier, i did share it with different people. and he also admitted that this guy, cody shearer, who had worked with the clintons as well, he passed that information to the intel and the fbi as well. brian: go ahead, ainsley. ainsley: i was going to say devin nunes brings up a good point about collusion, not fair getting investigated about collusion when there is proof that hillary clinton's campaign, or the dnc and the clinton foundation used money, funneled it through fusion gps to pay for this dirty dossier to then spy on her opponent. there needs to be an investigation for that. brian: to your point earlier about that, what is mueller doing? where are his arrests? i mean, where are his indictments? all it is people that were pursuing links with russia before the election and people may be linked to paul manafort who worked for donald trump intermittently over the summer there has not been one arrest with
somebody linked with the dossier at all on the left. there might not be many links but indication is he pursuing this at all. trey gowdy who some times ask question and you say to yourself why is he asking that question. this is a question he asked to john brennan may of last year. 10 months later it makes a lot of sense. >> director brennan, do you know who commission you had this steele dossier? >> i don't. >> do you know if the bureau ever relied on the steele dossier as part of any court filings? applications? petitions? pleadings? >> i have no awareness. steve: okay. so what are they getting at? are they trying to reveal a deep state? we have heard that term used between the former administration and trying to collude. there is that word again to make sure that donald trump never became president. brian: it's not a mystery. did you use it? did you see it.
i don't think so, fine. we will find out if it rings a bell. secretive cia having a direct from knowing any information. there is reason to believe that the cia had some of this information. ainsley: this letter that nunes is sending out. is he saying if you don't give us these answers in a timely manner, there will be subpoenas and we will find out if john brennan really did know something and who else knew something. steve: meanwhile, let's talk about nancy pelosi. the democrats are in a pick tell right now. because as we told you yesterday, there is a "new york times" poll out that shows that a majority of americans like the republicans' middle class tax cut. they like it a lot. unfortunately for democrats, none of them voted for it and that's why nancy pelosi now is saying that thing? unpatriotic. >> if what you are doing is cutting the taxes at the high end, and, therefore, not being allowed to you invest in the future, you're doing a grave disservice to our country.
>> unpatriotic. >> it's unpatriotic. ainsley: apocalyptic. crumbs. tax cuts now unpatriotic. brian: you know the personal rates have been dipped lower in the middle and lower class and lower class end. he knows it's only a 2% decrease on the higher bracket. and the bottom line is in this country those with the most money, who make the most money, might actually get the most back in the tax cut, the theory is because people who are make the most money will take that money and hire more people, give out more bonuses and expand their businesses providing more opportunity. that's what we have seen happen. i don't know what economic principle she is basing her theories on. ainsley: i know. steve: you know what's unpatriotic when we send our money to washington, d.c. and they waste it. ainsley: some heckler interrupted her and said really? the quote was she said god intends -- does not intend for some to live in wealth
and some to live in poverty. heckler said how much are you worth? do you live in poverty? brian: right. ainsley: article i read said her family, her husband is a. steve: he is rich. ainsley: venture capitalist, she is worth $100 million. brian: her answer is i have five kids. you are not going to be able to shout me down. one has nothing to do with the other. we heard it. ainsley: caught on camera, police rush in to save a woman inside a burning building. look at this. [shouting] >> you got to get out. >> come on. ainsley: how that one ends, we're going to tell you coming up. >> president trump just unveiled a new option for health insurance, democrats call it junk, but it's going to cost a lot less. so what's the problem with it? dr. marc siegel doesn't see one. he's next.
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real insurance and good enough. these less expensive plans often one third the price of obamacare plans might be a good option for them. ainsley: but democrats are already attacking the plan calling it junk. and here to break it all down for us is fox news contributor dr. marc siegel. dr. siegel, thank you for being with us. >> great to see you, ainsley. ainsley: is this junk? >> no. i actually would start with alex a caesar did, look what we have already. ainsley: cheapest plan under obamacare. >> under the cheapest $12,000 deductible for the family. you get to the doctor's office you can't even use the thing. premiums for a single person at the age of 30 is now averaging in 2013, $400 a month. how many 30-year-olds can afford that in reality not getting any healthcare. is he right. what the trump administration is now offering are skinny plans.
if you don't want to pay for the other, you don't want to get forced into this essential benefits coverage where you are paying for older, sicker people basically and you are mortgaging your future for that as a young person, now maybe can you get something with a lower premium, sheep cher and it doesn't cover as many things. ainsley: who would be in favor of that democrats because they are in favor of obamacare and they don't at this point in time to fail. 30-year-olds consider afford this new skinny plan. >> people sign up for this before taking the penalty saying i can't afford a premium of $5,000 a year. i'm going to pay the penalty. now you might actually get them into the insurance market which could bring down overall premiums. these are only for one year. and they are only -- right now they are just a proposal, but i think it's a really good idea. now, the question is going to come how do you cover people with preexisting conditions? they may have to pay more. that's where i thought government subsidies come in. let the government subsidize
the sickest instead of asking healthy young people to subsidize them. ainsley: president has said i'm going to allow insurance companies to have their own skinny plans and come up with what those plans will be, correct? >> that's what an economy is all about. you will get more middle level insurance companies back in the game. right now we have talked for the last year about how did you go to the marketplace and there is only blue cross, blue shield. only one insurer left. well, if you could offer more options, you are going to get more insurers to offer these skinny plans. that means more competition. that means more choice. that means lower premiums. i think this will help stabilize the individual market. ainsley: where do we go from here? you said it's just a proposal now. >> the individual mandate is still in place for the rest of this year. the public gets to vote on this for the next 60 days and say what are you out there think about it? i think you throughout should like this because it's going to give you a choice of lower premiums and lower costs and maybe the healthcare you actually need. then it will become law and regulation that will be in
place. i actually think it's a really good idea. individual mandate is going next year. when it's gone, we need things in its place. we need insurance that works. if you go to the emergency room and you're having a hard attack, that's what health insurance is intended for. ainsley: dr. siegel, you are a good man. >> good to see you. ainsley: newly wed vanishing during a honeymoon cruise and now someone has been charged with murder. the president honoring 12 of the nation's finest at the white house including our next guest, a deputy who responded to the san bernardino terror attack. so what was it like meeting the president? ♪ we can be heroes ♪ in jellyfish. in clinical trials, prevagen has been shown to improve short-term memory. prevagen. the name to remember.
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jillian: welcome back. we have a fox news alert. a former officer of the month gunned down in alabama overnight. mobile political was shot during a murder investigation. >> hardest thing that we will ever do as law enforcement officers is talk about the death of one of our own. and this is a sad time for law enforcement here in our area, mobile police department. so, again -- jillian: the suspect robert holly opened fire on officers. he then barricaded himself inside a home for hours. he is now dead. unclear if he was shot by police or killed himself. nikki haley standing firm on president trump's decision to move the embassy to jerusalem. the u.n. ambassador to the u.n. is stepping back from comments made by leader earlier this month she should shut up. >> i will decline the advice i was recently given by your
top negotiator syed. i will not shut up. rather, i will respectfully speak some hard truth. jillian: mahmoud abbas left the chamber before her address. a stark and secret meeting is supposed to happen between u.s. vice president mike pence and u.n. officials at the winter olympics was cancelled at the very last minute. vice president's office confirming the cancellation saying, quote, north korea dangle a meeting in hope of the vice president softening his message which would have seated the world stage for their propaganda during the olympics. brian: first responders at the ceremony at the white house yesterday. >> when terrorists attacked defenseless employees of the san bernardino department of public health, six of the heroes with us today chased them down and put an end to
their sinister rampage which was going to get a lot worse. when faced with danger, they each put the lives of others before their own. brian: it was. and 12 were on it overall. six in attendance, one of them with us right now it is sean wallen, sea deputy over in the san bernardino area and joins us to talk about that day and talk about yesterday, which was a great day. but looking back at that christmas party that was broken up when two terrorists killed 14 and wounded 22, including you, sean, what do you remember about that? >> just going to the actual scene of the shooting and seeing the people who came in to go to a christmas party and ended up not making it home. the 14 victims and the 20 other that were wounded. brian: so you find yourself taking out two people that we find essentially, this is something navy seals usually do, army infantry men
usually do. now it's taking place in the england empire in california. you guys helped take out faruq and his wife tasheen malik who had how much more weaponry in their car had you not taken them out on the road that day? >> i don't specifically remember the amount of ammunition. but there was a large amount of nine millimeter rounds as well as 223 rounds, which were the weapons that they used during the assault on the irc as well as the officer involved shooting that took place on san bernardino avenue. brian: what came to your mind as you came upon that car? >> it was just you have a job to do and that's your job and that day all of us there on scene and all of us that weren't there at the ois actually ended up having to put forward a little bit of effort to do the right thing and make the right decisions and training
definitely helped do that. brian: no question. and it's just so more and more law enforcement is at the tip of the spear because some some of these people radicalized. this time you killed them. sean, what can you tell us about yesterday getting the honor from the president and the attorney general in attendance. >> it was a great honor. not many people get to go to the white house, let alone get an award that, you know, very few have received since the award was started. it was great to, you know, receive that award from the president and the attorney general and the other politicians and executive people that were in attendance there. brian: medal of valor is now you because you were able to act with incredible bravery and you took shrapnel in the leg when doing it is this why you signed up to protect people to stand up in the line of fire? >> yes.
i think all of us do. you know, no one knows what situation they are going to be put in every day. and that day all of that's were there on scene did the right thing and i think that's what everybody that puts on a uniform, whether it's police, fire, e.m.s. personnel, you know, everybody wants to do the right thing and hopefully comes out okay. brian: right. your interaction with the president, what was that like? >> it was good. it was short and sweet. we did some pictures. and he interacted with us. the attorney general was great. also interacted with us. and so we get to meet people that you see on tv all the time and get to go to his house and meet him there and receive this great honor. brian: it was one of yours. one of 12, six in attendance and the attorney general says we have your back. and that's certainly the feeling of the administration. i can't help but notice when i open up foxnews.com today the first story that jillian just mentioned officer gunned down pursuing a
murderer. hyou guys are attacked on a daily basis and i hope you know how much we appreciate what you do. >> thank you, brian. brian: medal of honor recipient. nancy pelosi gets an earful as she slams the tax cut bonuses. >> most people have to struggle. >> how much are you worth, nancy? >> no we're not talking about. brian: and how much are you worth? turns out small businesses by the way are thriving because of those horrible tax cuts, armageddon. our panel of owners, small business owners here to discuss that next. and when was the last time you saw ballerina wearing a badge, gun and full police uniform. the officer daughter dance now going viral ♪ better when i'm dancing, yeah, yeah ♪ we can do this together ♪ i bet you feel better when you're dancing you're dancing ♪om ♪
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>> poverty but some are. most people have to struggle. >> how much are you worth, nancy. >> to make ends meet. >> how much are you worth. >> no, we're not talking about that. so, in any event, i can -- you know, i'm the mother of five, can i speak louder than anybody. steve: i don't think she exactly answered the question, did she? house minority leader nancy pelosi there at a texas town hall yesterday heckled as she was slamming president trump's tax cuts. this as small business confidence hits a record high because of that new law. cnbc and survey monkey did a poll small business confidence index saw increase of 5 points 557 to 62. i believe that is a record. joining us right now is a pam of small business owners jean marks, far left right there. small business advocate.
dr. michael tichina ler he is the fowrntiond -- jennifer knap is the co-owner of woody's roadside tavern. we have a nice variety of different points of view here. jennifer, tell us about how the tax cut has impacted you atwoody's. >> i'm really excited with being an lc that 20% pass true income. i will see more people coming through my door. i will be able to put more money back into my business. and, again, can i pay my employees a better wage, which means employee retention. steve: sure. >> better quality of labor. steve: i understand you were better scale brand new ice machine which means a lot to your business. >> big piece of equipment. we have been putting a band-aid on it forever. now i will be confident that i will be able to spend that money. steve: doesn't sound like armageddon to me. >> no. steve: how about, doctor, what about your business. >> i would say overall of the consumer confidence is what i'm seeing with
patients and doctors using our lab, national franchise in private practice and the dental lab and all three seeing an uptick. why is that? people feel like they have more money in their pockets. >> we were just talking about that. definitely consumer confidence there. more money available. the whole tone in the economy. looking back to 2008, it was like and we were talking about you would think a dentist industry is deputies industry is recession proof. you know. a good barometer looking at this. steve: because if people feel they have extra money maybe i could have that wisdom tooth replaced because it cost a little money. >> yes. steve: not crumbs but it does cost a substantial amount. >> absolutely. steve: well, gene, what do you think. >> as a cpa we have about 600 clients in our practice most of them small and medium size businesses. across the board everybody has big thumbs up tax cut. how could you not be?
when people say we are not getting enough a tax cut or not benefiting, it's the first tax cut we have seen in recent memory. steve: yeah. >> for a business owner, that's a big thing. so people are taking advantage of they can invest more in capital equipment. they can put up to a million dollars now and buy equipment now and get deductions for it if you own pass through businesses like an s corporation or limited liability company, have you like 20% deduction right off the top and then it comes through down to your income tax return at lower rates as well. steve: right. >> there are other incentives given for small business owners. it's a great, great environment and more pro-business than we have seen. steve: now that the with holding has changed, people are starting to see more money in their pocket. >> right. steve: it's interesting, i think the democrats did a really good job in the run-up to this passing to make people think this is going to be the end of the world, it's not going to impact anybody. they did a poll recently and one in five thought they would actually see a tax cut. as it turns out of the
middle class people and you know this, 91% of them are going to wind up with tax cut. >> they are. and my only colonel is that we're going to really see the benefits of it once we do our 2018 taxes. but that's not going to be in the end of 2018. we are going to see some benefits now but just wait until the end of the year when you do your returns. they will really kick in what a benefit this is. steve: doctor, it looks like have you something to say there. >> not specific about the actual cuts themselves. once again, what we are seeing is an amazing upturn. when you see such a scope of what we have with a national franchise. a local practice and national lab, it's a good barometer. it shows, you know -- steve: i know none of the three of you are really political per se, but does this hurt the democrats that they didn't get on board with this? >> you know, again, i don't know if it hurts them or not because i think the democrats will make their arguments why, you know, the tax cuts are not benefiting the people they should be. steve: turn it around, does
it help the republicans. >> yeah, it does help the republicans. the mid terms are in november and a still believe a lot of the us aren't going to fully see the benefits until the return end of the year. that's the only risk for republicans. steve: thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. steve: it's about 20 minutes before the top of the hour. go up to jillian she has headlines. jillian: the army honoring three who died. peter wang, martin duke and petty. all receiving cadet medals. peter wang's dream coming true. west point admitting wang posthumously to the class of 2025 after he helped students escape. he showed values of duty, honorable, and country. a man claiming his newly wed wife disappeared at sea are a a boat crash now charged with her murder. the fbi says 41-year-old lewis bennett killed
isabella hell mansd and tried to make it look like an accident. the two were on their honeymoon. wynn net was arrested during sentencing for another crime stealing $100,000 worth of copies from a ship. hell mansd's body has never been found. brave police officers go into a burning building to help a woman trapped inside. the heart-stopping rescue caught on body camera. >> grab her, grab her. grab her. >> got her. jillian: indiana cops pulling down the woman hanging from a second story window. seven people were hurt in the fire, including two cops. come to your screen and watch this. it's not very often you see a ballerina dressed in a full police uniform. >> down, up. jillian: klee and straight.
cody was late for bring dad to dance class. he didn't have time to change. he did the moves in full uniform. brian: those union forms must be like extra. if they were traditional khaki, they would rip. steve: wouldn't we rather see him in the police union unitarunionuniform than a unita going to be hot today. janice: we will see. i heard that brian's daughter is coming in today on "fox & friends." maybe he will do some kle cleas with her. brian: more of a soccer player not much of a dancer it runs in the family. janice: maybe she can help me with weather. multitalentetalented family.
we have this cold front that's going to bring not only the potential for heavy rain, freezing rain, sleet, and the potential for snow, but it is going to stall out and going to bring the potential for days of rain, unfortunately across the mississippi, ohio, and tennessee river valley. we will see if new york gets up to 70 degrees. i don't know if we're going to but it's going to be warm. it's going to be record warm across the east coast. brian: i say 72. steve: 72 in central park. brian brian if we do pass it, we should all get medals or trophies as a country. ainsley: i will go with 70, you will go with 68? janice: are we going to see brian doing cleas? brian: not a dancing family. ainsley: that will make it better. steve: democrats like maxine waters who called for president trump's impeachment since day one over and over. our next guest says that only helps republicans as we head into november.
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call for the impeachment of the united states of america. >> we believed president trump has call for articles of impeachment. >> i will fight every day until he is impeechesd. impeach 45. steve: a number of democrats still pushing a long shot goal when it comes to president trump. you heard it right there. ainsley: fox news contributor and former george w. bush. speech writer. that's not exactly a winning message, right? impeach the president. that's what they are going with that and resist. you wrote a op-ed in the "wall street journal." >> my view is that the
resist message very popular with the base undermines impeachment for which you need a majority in the house. because it offers people nothing. it's a very polarized pain the lascampaign. the last time the won. picked good candidates, even if they were slightly less liberal than he would have liked in these districts. and that's how they took back the house. there is nothing going on like that today. few military veterans. they are targeting folks like dan in chicago who has had his seat for seven terms because is he too pro-life and anti-obamacare. it doesn't seem that this is the way to a majority in a year where they have a lot of advantages. brian: two things, bill, how to get a majority number one. >> right. brian: number two if you get the majority. what would be the reason? don't you think there is a danger trying to impeach someone because you don't like them? impeach him of because you have the majority in the
house? >> well, you know, it's up to congress what they want to impeach a president for. steve: because it's political. >> they could impeach him for whatever they want. brian: do they understand history and how dangerous that is. >> number to do that. i think the resist movement. you saw it on the tax reform bill, right? not a single democrat voted for the tax reform. as a result, good news about the economy is bad news for them. they kind of have to -- the same thing on immigration. the president made an offer on immigration. i think fairly generous, given how he campaigned. and a lot of the democrats would rather have the issue. they also were willing to close down the government, you know, for the daca people who are here illegally. brian: that blew up. >> it takes out -- they can't campaign and say i'm a guy who is going to go to washington and work with the other side to get things done. they are taking it away from themselves. it's not the path to the majority. they will probably pick up some seats because it's
midterm and there is a lot of swing seats in suburban districts where college educated women wil will be big players and that's not a constituency president trump does well among. steve: right. what could you make of the the -- do you make of the generic poll which party would you rather have in control in d.c. looked like democrats were ahead by 15 a month ago and now the republicans are up by one. >> easy to say that's great for republicans. but two weeks ago when the democrats were up, i talked to a republican, he said the generic doesn't always have that much to do with the specific race, specific issues. steve: severing local. >> one of the issues we are going to have people forget in this area of donald trump. very polarizing and divisive, right? nancy pelosi is much less popular. so, in a lot of these cases, say they get a reasonable candidate. steve: gotcha. >> a vote for joe is a vote for speaker pelosi.
steve: interesting stuff. bill mcgurn, thank you very much. brian: breaking out the big wheels, really the hottest toys of the year next. some still hot and never were not hot. helps keep your laundry pacs safe, and your child safer. to close, twist until it clicks. tide pods child-guard packaging. of being there for my son's winning shot. that was it for me. that's why i'm quitting with nicorette. only nicorette mini has a patented fast dissolving formula. it starts to relieve sudden cravings fast. every great why needs a great how.
ainsley: the 2018 toy fair is previewing this year's coolest toys, right, janice? janice: yes. and here with the top toy trends lifestyle and parenting expert amanda. >> hello. janice: look at these great big wheels, we all remember them as a kid. >> i love them. my brother had them. he never let me ride them today the heels are going off and i'm going on the pink one. ainsley: big wheel is back.
>> big wheel is back. it has upgrade with fun colors like the knee on pink and knee on blue. we still have the classic color. it's that fun ride that everyone loves. been around for 50 years. time for upgrade. >> next one is the smart catcher. >> this is perfect for budding artist. this is the smart projector. you are going to use the app. your kids can take pictures of their friends, of their family. it's going to filter out the picture send it to the projector. draw friends, family. comes loaded with tons of images, letters, sight words. our budding artists. this is perfect for them. ainsley: janice, you would love. this it's a karaoke machine. what is this called. >> it's called the kid's pedestal from singing machine. this is why i love this karaoke machine. it comes with two microphones you so can you jump in with your kids to have so much fun. ainsley: yeah, right. >> voice changers. it has some lights. if you have two kids no. one has to fight. everybody gets a microphone. ainsley: or one of your boys
and you, january miss. janice: taking it home. >> batteries do the table top version. take it all through. ainsley: grand department store. >> i love. this epok everlasting play. calico critters. how adorable are these. my daughter loves them. perfect for imaginary play, so elegant and beautiful. hours of imaginary play. i love. this. >> this is going to be a hot item for sure. >> this here, my friend. >> this is like the wow factor. this is the crush x racer. we will take the cars. we will charge them up. charge, charge, charge, charge, charge. we will set it up, go, go. and big crash. >> what's great about, this janice, it's cheap. 30 bucks. >> wow factor. perfect. your kids are going to say look at this amazing gift you got me. >> it's still going.
herhear you talk about the next toy. >> those kids who love slime and puddy, squish things. this is perfect. >> they smell. >> aren't they adorable? pop them into the freezer and they change colors. they will change colors while they are frozen and only need to be in for two minutes. kids love these and collect them and trade them. this is great for those kids. ainsley: only 9.99. >> this is cooperative play. this is for the whole family. like modern day jinga. stack up these creatures on the base. havyou have to nurture and take care of these animals. if everything falls off you have to put it on quickly. they are also going with extra packages that have more creatures with it. this is a great gift. ainsley: thank you so much. appreciate you being here. >> thank you. ainsley: still to come, house intel chair devin nunes launching phase ii of his dossier probe. what he wants to know from
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>> i signed a memorandum to propose legislations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns. >> meet with teachers, parents and students. expect that legislation to range from gun control measures to even mental health. ainsley: today republicans are launching phase ii of the trump dossier investigation. >> we have found collusion. we found collusion between the democrat and the russian. >> everybody wants to blame this on the trump administration. let's not forget that this happened under the obama administration. >> democrats outraged as the trump administration pushes alternatives to obamacare. >> now maybe can you get something with a lower premium, cheaper and it doesn't cover as many things. >> president trump commending the bravery of some of the nation's first responders in the ceremony at the white house
yesterday. >> faced with danger, they each put the lives of others before their own. >> it's a great honor. not many people get to go to the white house let alone get an award. ♪ ♪ ♪ magic in the air ♪ >> are those the cherry blossoms. steve: those are the japanese cherry blossoms. with today's warm weather and it's been warm there the last couple of days. it's possible those cherry blossoms mixed up start popping out. unfortunately it happens. blooming full bloom way before the party. ainsley: when is it supposed to bloom april. steve: march. brian: they have a mind of their own. they gave them to us. they didn't charge us. steve: they did give them to us in like the early 1900s,
1908 or something like that and then the lights went out. brian: we had to plant them. ainsley: i'm sure we did. they didn't come over and plant them. brian: if you want to do it again, we will plant them again. same deal. if you want to do it in 2018. steve: have to hang on. the peak bloom close to march 1st. ainsley: so beautiful. every corner they sell the flowers. few things that are cheap in new york. it's getting your nails done, getting a massage. they charge a dollar an hour. steve: prada bag. ainsley: you mean prado and cherry blossoms. brian: if you are tulips if you are listening, it's time to break ground. ainsley: president trump is going to welcome in the florida community grieving after that deadly parkland school shooting. brian: this as the president is pushing for a ban on bump stocks and stuffer background checks.
steve: kevin corke at the white house with what we can expect today. search? >> safety and security of america's children is a top priority of my administration. that's what the president said yesterday reflecting not just the tone but also the tenure of today's listening session here at the white house. the first of a pair of listening sessions in the wake of the deadly shooting over at parkland, florida. now today's gathering with teachers and students, of course, signifies say white house officials a renewed commitment to finding solutions to stem violence at our schools, including the debate over what to do about bump stocks. >> after the deadly shooting in las vegas, i directed attorney general to clarify whether certain bump stock devices like the one used in las vegas are illegal incident current law. wunder current law. we must focus on evidence based solutions and security measures that actually work. >> actually work. so the question becomes what
do you do about it? well, here is california senator dianne feinstein. she said look, words are one thing, mr. president. but we need meaningful action if you want these devices off the street call congressional republicans. and tell them to stop blocking our bill. now, all this unfolds after teenage survivors of the shooting went to the statehouse over in tallahassee yesterday to try to get lawmakers there to debate an assault weapons ban. they were unsuccessful in making that happen. but, again, this is the first of two listening session today, guys. the other coming up tomorrow with state and local officials. of course i will be here with you with all the details but for now back to you. steve: standing by at the white house where it sounds like somebody's car alarm going off. >> fence alarm. hopefully it's nothing to worry about. brian: hope kevin corke is okay. kevin, thanks so much. i think it's going to be interesting. i love that the president is talking to these high school kids. i love the fact he is going to be talking to parents that are grieving, many of which don't agree with part of the republican platform and/or stance on the nra or
whatever it is. i love the fact they have a real unscripted conversation. steve: sure. ultimately we have heard it from this white house raj shaw the other day unstable people should not have access to guns. all right. meanwhile, let's talk a little bit about this. remember it was within the last month or so the republican led intel committee in the house released that memo and it showed all sorts of surveillance violations. ainsley: phase one. steve: that was phase one, exactly. the democrat version is still hung up. too many secrets still in it although adam schiff says maybe they will be able to ink out some stuff by the end of the week and release it. ainsley: not everyone has forgot been it now we have moved on to phase ii where essentially what they're looking at. government used to help hillary clinton and hurt donald trump. brian: focus going to be who used the dossier and what did you use it for? come up with 10 questions about that. going to be given to various
people that had access to the dossier to find out its role as we also try to find out fisa court judge what exactly was the application like. when you judge and let the fisa court green light spying on carter page, what exact role did the dossier play? in in the meantime what about the overall investigation? ainsley: they basically want to know did you know it was funded by the dnc? did you know it was funded by the clinton foundation? because if that's so, did you use that information to go and spy on the opponent? if so, that's illegal. it's wrong. and he is asking these questions and he says if you don't answer them soon, we're going to fire out some subpoenas. all right, so devin nunes, who is the top republican on the house intel committee came out with phase one. now here is phase ii. he was on with tucker last night. listen. >> the facts are not bearing out to what the democrats wanted it to be. because we have found collusion. we found collusion between the democrats, specifically the clinton campaign and the democratic national committee and the russians. however, it doesn't seem to
be like that -- nobody is interested in that collusion. we have also found felony leaks. nobody seems to be interested in getting to the bottom of the felony leaks. so, it's part of what house intelligence committee led by the republicans are trying to get to the bottom of. despite we're up against a lot of odds. we are not getting help from the democrats in the house. and we are also not getting any help from the mainstream media. brian: did get help from the senate on intel committee because they asked the national archives for any letters and correspondence with susan rice. and the president. and it turns out there was a letter written on january 20th about a january 5th meeting. turns out one of the question one of the questions between president vice president and susan rice and james comb. comey. keeping everything above board. odd email. was president obama briefed on any information contained in the dossier on january 5th, 2017. so they are drilling down on exactly what took place. ainsley: everyone has these questions. because if the clinton -- if
the clinton foundation helped pay for the money to get this christopher steele dirty dossier, then did she know about it? i mean, the foundation is using the money to pay for this. did she know about it? did the president know about it? president obama? >> i have heard that apparently every one of those questions they know the answers from every one of the people they have sent it to. so essentially, is the people they are sending it, to people like comey and brennan and clapper, if they do not respond, then they are going to be subpoenaed. if they respond and lie, they are going to go after them. meanwhile, you know, this all started with russia collusion though. russians were trying to help donald trump. sarah sanders was asked yesterday at the white house, okay. you know, it looked like the russians were trying to help the administration, the new one, right? well, has the administration done to beat up the russians, essentially, over what we saw happen in the last election? and this is what she had to say about that.
look last week homeland security nielsen net with a number of relevant stakeholders, they are discussing this process and going through and looking every single day at the best ways forward. everybody wants to blame this on the trump administration. let's not forget this happened under the obama administration. brian: what did they do? and that's the point. you sit there and you are questioning aggressively sarah sanders which you are right where was the aggressive questions outside of ed henry for the previous 8 years on any of this stuff? steve: and as we showed yesterday, the president of the united states at the time barack obama when he was talking about no reasonable person, he actually knew that the russians were trying to meddle. regarding devin nunes what's interesting is i saw an item this morning is that a number of people on the political left really want him out. in fact, yesterday, there was a petition with 600,000 signatures delivered to speaker paul ryan's office on behalf of a group called credo action and move on.org asking the speaker to take
devin nunes off of the intel committee. ainsley: they should just just as many republicans what they think of devin nunes. many are grateful this all came out because of him. steve: they would think he was a crusader. brian: cpac might be i understand calings he has cpaindication. cpac. two days. steve: might be four. wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday. ainsley: i have gone before but i haven't been there the entire time. we will find out and let you know. jillian: good wednesday morning to you guys. start with a fox news alert and get you caught up on this story that we have been following all morning long. a former officer of the month gunned down in the line of duty in alabama overnight. mobile police officer justin villa was shout responding to a murder investigation. >> the hardest thing that we'll ever do as law enforcement officers is talk about the death of one of our own. and this is a sad time for law enforcement here in our
area. jillian: the suspect robert holly opened fire on officers. he then barricaded himself inside a home for hours. he is now dead. it's unclear if he was shot by police or if he killed himself. defense secretary james mattis expected to make his recommendation to the president today on whether transgender people can serve in the military. since taking charge, mattis has indicated that readiness to fight is his top priority. president trump will have the final say on the new policy. in july he tweeted his desire to ban the service of transgender troops overturning a 2016 obama era rule. the very first guantanamo bay transfer under president trump could be happening soon. al darby was supposed to be transferred to rehab in his own countrifully saudi arabia yesterday. the u.s. is still waiting for unspecified assurances from the saudi arabiaian government. al darby pleaded guilty back in 2014 to helping plot a 2002 al qaeda attack on a
french oil tanker. well, there won't be a miracle on ice this year. overnight the u.s. men's olympic hockey team losing to the czech republic 3-2 meantime lindsey vonn who slamed president trump before olympic run won't be going home with gold either. skier settling for bronze. it was supposed to be her best event. vonn said she would boycott a white house visit and she doesn't represent president trump. herhere's the latest medal count u.s. tied with netherlands for fifth place. brian: supposed to get about 20 medals, 14. sixth. right behind the country not used to be known as russia because they got banned because of steroids still allowed to compete. steve: they are. a lot going on. jillian: i know. steve: jillian, thank you. ainsley: like 14 medals isn't enough. i'm proud of what we have done. steve: americans are used to being number one and to be number 5 it's like what? ainsley: if you not first,
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♪ ♪ steve: well, democrats' hopes of winning the u.s. house this fall just got a boost because the pennsylvania supreme court released a new congressional district map that could help the democrats pick up a couple of seats in the battle ground states, some say. the president sounding off on this decision tweeting yesterday hope republicans of the great state of pea pennsylvania challenge the new pushed map supreme court yesterday. your original was correct. don't let dems take elections away from you so they can raise taxes and waste money. how did it happen and what does it all mean? here to break it down is republican strategist eric beach. nice to have you. as we talk about
pennsylvania, why exactly did the court step in and redistrict? >> look, this is a state where trump won by only 44,000 votes. there is a democratic vote and in 2011 the republican house said hey, we want to have redistricting, usually last 10 years. so tom wolf went to the state supreme court 4-3 decision. now what we see is possibly two or three seats being able to be switched from republican to democrat. steve: usually if they are going to change the districts, they do it every 10 years. >> that's right. steve: the court stepped in and did it for this democrat governor. >> right. here's what is absurd about the process, right? if you look at the map there could be potentially. steve: come on inner. >> there could be potentially one seat that goes from blue to red. the rest of them basically are red to blue, especially around the suburbs of the philadelphia area. steve: when you look at the map, eric with the red, et cetera, it looks like trump got 70% of the land mass of pennsylvania. the blue, the hillary
clinton districts around philly. go to the next map. this is how they have redrawn it what happens there. >> trump won 12 out of 18 of these districts. now it's basic little even. 99. what this means is that the republicans seem t need to have a good turnout effort if they are going to sustain or retain those seats inside of pennsylvania. steve: looks to me. it looks like now those districts are so close to philly, the philly influence is going to turn those reds into blues. that's the worry, right? >> what the worry is that you have 24 seats around the country in which republicans can lose. that flips the house. and three or four of those could be from pennsylvania. just one state. steve: okay. let's talk a little bit about the 18th district of pennsylvania. donald trump won with close to 60%. now a special election come up. >> march 13th is the special election. here is the irony. both of these candidates after that election may run in a different district. both of them don't live in this district 18 when it's redrawn. so they come out and one
week they have to file to run again in november for different district. rick saccone may go into the 17th. conor lamb may go into the 14th. win or lose. that's how crazy this process is in pennsylvania. steve: when there was that special election in georgia where the guy didn't live in the district a lot of ads he doesn't live here. they wouldn't -- they have great excuse because they just redrew the lines. >> they said we really live here. that's going to be their ads. that's the way the map works. steve: quickly the republicans are going to challenge. this they are. but the national supreme court said that u.s. supreme court said that in february they probably wouldn't take it up. i don't see it happening. steve: eric beach, thank you very much. >> thank you. steve: still ahead on wednesday, sophomore at columbine high school when 12 of his classmates were killed. now is he a state lawmaker in colorado. after what happened in florida, is he calling for gun-free zones at schools. patrick neville joins us live next.
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steve: quick headlines for you. first up new cyber security task force will protect the united states elections from foreign interference. attorney general jeff sessions announcing the program that will also combat online terrorist recruiting and cyber attacks. the announcement came -- came after 13 russians were indicted for interfering in the 2016 election. and a republican congressman is responding to a spike in ms-13 gang violence in his district. new york representative lee zeldin is proposing a bill to strip u.s. citizenship from violent gang members born outside the country. the bill would revoke the naturalization of anyone involved in gang activity 10
years before or after they become an american citizen ainsley and brian? ainsley: thanks, steve. 1989 our next guest was a sophomore at columbine high school when killed 12 students and a teacher before killing themselves. brian: today republican patrick neville is the house minority leader he has proposed a bill that he says will protect students like those in columbine and parkland florida in the future by getting rid of gun-free zones. he joins us now with his plan. man, are you uniquely qualified to comment on this, patrick. let me ask you, what do you think gun-free zones would have done for florida and columbine? current policy of gun-free zones invites these kinds of attacks. it's not realistic policy and it sends a message that our students are soft targets. i want to end the gun-free zones and allow good people to defend our students. ainsley: tell us about what you experienced back in 1999.
april 20th, 1999, i believe. column bible, you were a sophomore. what was that day like for you? >> it was pretty rough day. i will never forget the aftermath, just rallying in my elementary school, actually, and trying to find students and see who is okay. and you know, one of the fathers that i knew growing up all throughout my elementary school came up to me and asking if i had seen his son and i hadn't. and later on found out he never saw his son alive again. even after that it was going back to class and english class our teacher said get with your groups and she looked at me and noticed i didn't have a group because one of the students was no longer living and the other was still in the hospital. it was a rough time. ainsley: do you think they would have been alive today if the teachers were allowed to carry guns? >> i honestly do think that. i think something like this been in place on april 20th, 1999, poor of my friends would be with me today. brian: you also point out, too, there was an assault
weapons ban at that time. arrests were banned in 1999 still 13 people were still killed at columbine. this guy we know what kind of shotgun he had, kind of rifle he h that was it so that's one thing that stands out. arming the schools, hardening the target, what would you like -- did you ever believe in 1999 that we would be talking about 200 school shootings after that and 400 shot? >> no. no. i never thought we would still be talking about this until this day. and it's something that i thought that needed to be done for quite a while. well before i ran for office. and the moment i decided to run for office i decided i was going to run this piece of legislation. ainsley: i know you are a republican colorado house minority leader. what are democrats saying? are they getting on board with you after we have seen the aftermath of florida? >> no. they're not. the special interest on the other side, on the anti-second amendment crowd is actually much -- it's better funded.
and it's very vitriolic. it's very hateful. the opposition that i'm getting on this bill is really no logic to it. we need to not have any guns which is unrealistic. and the vitriolic messages i'm getting is amazing. brian: the president is going to have listening session. what do yo what do you hope the president does from here. >> there are several things it can do. little trickier at federal level. they have a federal ban in the making gun free zones from a federal level. there are some nuances to that. that's what my bill does. i think looking at that he should look at maybe getting behind repealing that there are some other things we have done on a state level like the safe to tell program here in colorado that's actually an app. and allows students to report anything that they feel they need to report, including
suicides -- suicidal ideation, things of that nature. something like that is actually shown to work in colorado. maybe that's something we need to get behind as well. ainsley: what would you say to survivors down in florida that are meeting with the president today or everyone at that school, basically? >> you know, be calm, emotions run high. i really have no great advice. i would say as time goes on for me, i used it as a good changing points in my life. i was really going down a dangerous path before that shooting happened and that really kind of turned me around and made me realize life is important. and after that that's one of the reasons why i joined the army and i do what i do now. i try to make a difference. so try to find a positive in it. and really don't let your friends die in vain. brian: patrick neville you are taking action. have you accomplished a lot young age.
hopefully you will be involved in this dialogue and people will be listening to you. >> thank you. brian: i love the fact that the kids are taking action, march 24th, they are going to be marching. i think it's great. ainsley: maybe it will be a turning point in their life and use it for something good. still ahead michelle malkin joins us live. that's next. [man] i have wells fargo. [girl 3] perfect! then you should have zelle! [man] perfect. [girls] perfect! [vo] the number one mobile banking app just got better. [man] does your coach use zelle, too? [boy] of course! [vo] another way we're building better every day.
7:35 in new york city. good morning michelle. >> i'm not going to do my falfalsedo for that. ainsley: we will call on fergie for that. steve: middle class tax cut puts democrats in a pickle because majority likes it nancy pelosi who heads up the party in the house, she is in a jam. how does she bad-mouth something people like? here is what she said yesterday down in texas in a town hall. >> if what you're doing is cutting the taxes at the high end and, therefore, not being allowed to invest in the future, you're doing a grave disservice to our country. >> unpatriotic. >> it's unpatriotic. steve: is it patriotic? >> you know, i guess that nancy pelosi copy of the
declaration of independence we have unalienable right to life and higher taxes. i didn't think she could do any worse than the crumbs argument and now she has doubled down. i think it's also interesting that the class warfare card which has been so worn and torn is still the only thing that these democrat leaders have left to cling so bitterly to. it was wonderful. because in this town hall somebody, objecting to her against inordinate wealth asked her about her own net worth and there she was marie anto an antoinette saying we can't discuss that. silence. ainsley: the reason she said i don't think god intend for some to be wealthy and some to live in poverty and this person stands up and says how much is your net worth? are you living in poverty?
share the wealth kind of thing. >> yeah. that's right. this is a beltway barnacle who has parlayed all of her years as an entrenched incumbent into a massive amount of personal wealth. and so for her to be denigrating average, ordinary americans and as you pointed out, steve, the tax cuts now have a majority of support among americans. i love it. keep doing it apparently this is part of a 100 city tour. i can't wait for the next sound bite for nancy pelosi. brian: michelle, one of the most under reported stories national solid a major story locally is the homeless situation in los angeles and san francisco. it is so out of control, believe it or not, some people are choosing to be homeless, popping up tents and resigning from society and now in san francisco, it's a mess. and you have a lot of these sanctuary cities that are thriving and a warm embrace from these politicians.
but it's destroying the lives of the people. >> yes. it's a dirty open secret. and it has been for several years now. the san francisco has literally gone to crap. and it is a sanctuary not only for criminal aliens as many of us have been reporting for years but a sanctuary for i have a grants and drug users and other violent criminals who have taken over disparity of rhetoric in san francisco as this proud liberal haven and then look at the actual did he gdegradation of the quality of life. you look at the massive cost of living that's involved and in order to be able to live in a pose damage stamp size apartment and this is. i'm glad people are saying
it. ainsley: let's say in california. the senator there kamala harris said she is sad that illegallies are not applying, not as many are applying for federal school aid. here is the tweet she sent out. for a second year in a row fewer undocumented youth filed for financial aid in california. because of distrustful of our government. this is a correct truck of trump's anti-immigrant agenda. no one in america should ever have to live in fear of our government. >> draw a line on anancy pelosi attack on americans wanting more of their own money as unpatriotic to kamala harris this radical leftist who is now seen as the future of the democrat party, a future that involves crap all over the streets of san francisco and money redirected from american citizenships and law abiding citizens of this country to illegal aliens. california spends upwards of 23 to $25 billion on illegal
alien services and they will not stop until the country is -- until their state and our country is completely run into the ground. steve: all right. meanwhile, one final topic, nikki haley had some comments toward a palestinian official who essentially told her to be quiet. she said this from her perch at the united nations. >> we welcome you as the leader of the palestinian people here today. but i will decline the advice i was recently given by your top negotiator syed arabcot. i will not shut up. rather, i will respectfully speak some hard truth. steve: a lot of people really like her approach to being the ambassador at the united nations for the united states. >> i do. and i cannot tell you how many times i found myself saying amen, sister. i think that we have president trump to thank for putting a strong woman in
this very important position to talk loudly. i think it's extremely important when you are dealing with men in the middle east who are involved in enabling jihad and subjecsubject gating women. where are all the women cheering her on? i'm in the front cheering for her. brian: she has managed with the trump administration to have her own way yet stay with president trump's agenda. it's still her, but you never see the president have to rebuke or reign her in like he has the secretary of state or general mcmaster over the weekend. and, yet, she has had such an important job. >> yes. i think the term is self-actualized. and, again, it is a tribute to president trump to have had the wisdom to put her in that place. steve: she is doing well. all right. michelle, thank you very much. have a great week.
>> thank you. ainsley: hand it over to jillian for headlines. jillian: get you caught up on other news of the day. parents who appeared on dr. phil begging for the return of their missing 13-year-old daughter. now they are charged with her murder. >> i did not fear anything happened to erika. >> erika is fine. i don't have a doubt in my mind. >> erika parsons vanished in 2011 but wasn't reported missing until two years later by her brother. authorities now indicting her adoptive parents sandy and casey parsons for murder. her father reportedly leading police to her remains in south carolina in 2016. the parsons are already serving time for tax fraud. a chilling new netflix series explores a very dark question. >> can social compliance be used to make someone push a living, breathing human being to their death? welcome to the push.
jillian: the push puts an unsuspecting man in the middle of a massive hidden camera scenario. more than 70 actors try to convince him he has no choice but to kill. netflix says it shows a terrifying truth that our natural instinct is to obey without question. the musket must go. california historical society is biting the bullet canceling a revolutionary war reenactment because park officials want them to use sticks instead of guns. the event was in the works for nine months until the officials enforced a rule saying no guns can be fired inside the park. they want to use. >> can you see 12 men in full regal i can't and another 12 chargin charging with wooden sticks saying bang, bang. it doesn't have the same effect. jillian: the group is planning on having the rules changed for next year. a look at your headlines. brian: most ridiculous thing. have you ever heard of problems at reenactment event?
steve: it's not reenactment. it's a recreation. brian: what do you mean the difference? steve: rather than use a gun as they did back in the olden days they are going to use a stick, bang, bang. brian: it's outrageous. another war on history. steve: come up, senator elizabeth warren is the left's poster child for 2020. did she make a huge mistake that could hurt her chances? our next guest says yes, she is having a bad week. brian: plus, dana loesch, former white house communications director anthony scaramucci are here. and they are coming up. they are going to talk about separate topics ♪ i say ♪ have a nice day ♪ ♪ ♪go your own way once-daily anoro contains two medicines called bronchodilators,
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steve: next guest breaks it down for. james freeman joins us live. >> good to be here, thanks. steve: the president of the united states has given her a nickname during the campaign it goes for the fact for years she claimed she was native american. she had native american blood the more you look the less it looks possible. >> we are still waiting for the evidence. it was the boston herald in 2012 that first raised this issue. and now even her friends at the boston global lately have been saying it's a ghost haunting her campaign for 2020 and her re-election in massachusetts this fall. ainsley: last week she made an appearance at the national congress of american indians speaking in front of them. this is what she had to say. >> you won't find my family members on any rolls. and i'm not enrolled in a tribe. i never use my family tree to get a break or get ahead. i never used it to advance my career.
ainsley: she never used it to advance her career. yet she put in her law school application that she was a minority? >> she was listed by the various law schools where she worked as a minority. she was listed in law school districdirectories that way. she said she never use offed the family tree. the question is whether she used someone else's family tree. ainsley: you are saying she's not native american? >> she hasn't provided any evidence of this. what she tried to say at that event we are not in any tribe but we're native americans. i don't know how far she is going to get with native americans making that case but i think voters are still asking what's the story here? did you present yourself falsely for years to get ahead and if not, where's the evidence? steve: well, it looks like she presented herself falsely for years. so how does she put that behind her because she hasn't helped herself at
all. >> yeah. at this point you kind of wonder because certainly she has had many opportunities. this is years now. six years, basically that this issue has hung around. she might have presented results of a genetic test. she might have presented well, start with a name of this ancestor that you are claiming. and that goes to another part of her story that doesn't make a lot of sense. she claims that her dad's parents didn't want them to marry because of this indian ancestor which no one could name. so how would the parents even know about it? steve: you are saying it's as easy as her taking a 23 and me test but maybe she doesn't want to. >> i think that's the question. because now, they there could still be some uncertainty when you hit those results. but certainly it would go a long way toward answering the question. and it may be that she would prefer not to. i think even for her supporters it's from us frustra.
that's why she is polling a bit. a new poll out last week, believe it or not, the poll something joe biden in new hampshire. ainsley: that's right. thee is like number three. she got 15%. >> she is right next door. these are the reporters who voto know her as well as anyone. ainsley: might be liked by the left but not as popular as biden or sanders. >> that's her problem. the hard core activists that's her base. she has got to get beyond that. steve: read all about it as wsj.com. from freeman, thank you very much. house intel chair devin nunes launching phase ii of the dossier probe. what can we expect from the committee going forward? congressman brad win strip is a member of the committee. he is going to join brian live in a couple of minutes. ainsley: plus, this police officer is in the hospital with a broken neck. and one country super star just made a big donation to help his recovery. carley shimkus is here with us and what else is trending this morning. that's next.
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♪ ainsley: she offered a tearful apology for this picture right there of the beheaded president trump. >> i went too far. i made a mistake and i was wrong. steve: we maids the graphic a little less graphic. apparently kathy griffin though doesn't feel like that way anymore claiming she wants to face the president at the upcoming white house correspondents dinner in washington. brian: could it actually come to fruition? fox news headlines 24/7 reporter carley shimkus will ultimately decide. carley: it's up to me?
ainsley: thumbs down. carley: all right, so, before -- during that premature report, that premature report that came out that said president trump was going to attend the white house correspondent's dinner he hasn't decided he wants to go. kathy griffin took to twitter said she would host. i will host free of charge or pay per view. she may have been joking about that she is trying to make a career come back. she has had a bit of success on that front. but some on social media not so willing to forgive and forget like nor that who tweets cathy the secret service isn't let a desperate woman host anything. brian: he might go, or might not go. we don't know yet. carley: as entertainer you would think she would have more to talk about. hating trump is not working; keep your day job, oh wait, that's right, never mind. some attacks there. steve: stay tuned. meanwhile carrie underwood has donated $10,000 of her own money to whom? >> you know, this is a
tragedy that is very near and dear to her. she donated that amount of money to the go fund me page of a police officer that was severely injured in a car accident. his name is justin durit. he got into a car subsequent on his way to work. steve: in oklahoma. he was ejected car flipped on top of him. unfortunately he broke his neck. ainsley: is he paralyzed. carley: he can't feel anything from the chest down. down. ainsley: bless his heart. carley: there is a go fund me page for everyone who wants to donate. they a attended church together. childhood friends. she put up front some of the money to help him out. ainsley: very sweet of her. steve: thank you so much. back to the radio. we have a huge final hour of "fox & friends" today. dana loesch as you can see right there, anthony scaramucci and steve hilton
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this very important position. >> most people have to struggle to make, make ends meet. so, no, we're not talking about that. ♪ steve: foggy day in new york stock exchange. brian: may 5th, brad eldridge comes to new york city. that is what my daughter kirsten wanted for her birthday day. i got her tickets. birthday is in january. that is what she wanted. ainsley: coming this coming may? okay. brian: we knew brad eldridge, aj did our famous producer. and when he was just great. ainsley: now he is famous and great. brian: i played a big role. ainsley: fox news alert.
something breaking this morning. steve: we heard from the white house team, apparently fox news president trump may be open to supporting an increase in the minimum age to own a gun in the wake of that horrific florida shooting, just a week ago. ainsley: this news coming as the president prepares to welcome members of that grieving community to the white house today. brian: just wonder when they raised the drinking age to 21 on federal level, could they do it, do that for the guns on the federal level. ainsley: will they do it for all guns or certain type. brian: kevin corke live from the white house with the latest, right, kevin in. reporter: we're chasing a very interesting development. as you point out if the president is considering option for raising minimum wage for gun ownership, that raise as number of questions. would that apply to sport guns? would that apply to certain weapons? quick-firing rifles. we simply don't know, but what is interesting this happens just
as we prepare for a much-needed conversation set to take place here at the white house later today with students and teachers. as you know officials here really hope this conversation leads to collaboration and cooperation. eventually they tell us, a true coalition that is committed to keeping america's kids safe. >> we must do more to protect our children. we have to do more to protect our children. school safety is a top priority for my administration. >> as the president has said many times, it is right of every american child to grow up in a safe community. no parent should ever have to wonder if their child will return home from school at the end of the day. reporter: you may remember this on twitter. president said, listen, whether we are republican or democrat we must now focus strengthening background checks. clearly this is multilayered approach. we're talking background checks as possibility. restrictions to bump stocks. i should point this out, guys, i
think you find this interesting, if they were to raise the age limit to purchase a gun, keep in mind, when you have to rent a car you have to be a certain age. when you do a lot of things you have to be a certain age. we'll see if that is part of much-needed conversation. one today, one tomorrow. i will have all tee days. brian: 21 for handguns. you don't need to be 21 for shotguns. people seem to have accepted that. ainsley: here is the problem, kevin. a lot of people down south, i crew up in a hunting family. my brother got bb guns, shot guns, they were looked up. they will have a big problem with that. maybe ar-15s you can't buy until you're 21. brian: can we disseminate two things, using and buying. i can use a gun under 21, but i can't buy a gun under 21. ainsley: true. thanks, kevin. steve: the argument, look we ask people to serve in the military
at age 18. let me get this straight. they can have a gun in yemen but they can't buy a gun in the united states? brian: can't have a beer. steve: i know. if you trust somebody to drive a car at 16, at 18, all about responsibility. ultimately, and that is part of the conversation right now. ultimately they're trying to figure out how to keep any sort of violent machinery away from somebody who is unstable. ainsley: who is crazy. that is the issue. brian: if we agree on this, keep the schools safe. we agree on that. how do we do it. we work together on that. we don't try to overturn the second amendment. that will never happen. you won't take 200 million guns away. he had 10 guns at the age of 18, 19. three of which he got illegally. all three which would have done the same damage as the one he had. ainsley: some people are arguing, like in chicago, even
if you can't legally get a done, there are ways if you want to do something so dangerous you can get a gun. innocent people need to protect themselves. if you limit gun control, innocent people are not able to protect themselves. president trump will talk with the individuals from area. also from columbine and also from newtown. also on the hill devin nunez who is over the house intel committee. he was one came out with officers memo, questioning democrats, who knew about the dirty dossier. he told us there would be phase two. here we are today, phase two. steve: phase two is looking who into the intel community oar the fbi could have been coordinating with the democrats to spread the news about the dirty dossier. here is mr. nunez on the channel last night. >> the factses are not bearing out to what the democrats wanted it to be because we have found
collusion. we found collusion between the democrats, specifically the clinton campaign, and the democratic national committee and the russians. however it doesn't seem to be like that, nobody is interested in that collusion. we also found felony leaks. nobody seems to be interested in getting to the bottom of the felony leaks. so it is part of what house intelligence committee led by republicans are trying to get to bottom of despite we're up against a lot of odds. we're not getting help from the democrats in the house and we're also not getting any help from the mainstream media. brian: by the way, what is going on with the senate? we snow senator graham and senator grassley provided information that allowed us to go to the national archives to find out about different communications between susan rice and the president and memos that she put out on the day of the inauguration. we don't hear anything coming out of the senate. not that, not that they're responsible to leak things out of committee, but i wouldn't mind a few updates. devin nunez is out there on an
island. steve: only thing we've seen is the criminal referral. everything else, no leaks. that is one of the things they're trying to do is figure out who at the fbi and department of justice did some leaking. so nunez sent this letter out to about 20 officials, current and past from the obama administration as well who worked in those departments including comey, clapper and brennan and that is very telling. listen to mr. gowdy question mr. brennan over the dossier, the same kind of question is in this questionnaire that they sent out yesterday. >> director brennan, do you know who commissioned the steele dossier? >> i don't. >> do you know if the bureau ever relied on the steele dossier as, as part of think court filings, application, petitions, pleadings? >> i have no awareness. steve: the big question is that true. ainsley: did he have awareness.
he said he didn't. steve: under oath. ainsley: under oath. as soon as questions are answered we'll have more information. brian: hard to know if he said no. turned out he did. ainsley: maybe he didn't know what commissions is. brian: basically he is looking right ready to explode when he asked about them. steve: steve keep in mind had hillary clinton won -- please answer them, we'll subpoena you. you will appear in open court, open congress. that could be a problem. brian: i hope robert mueller is on the same trail to find out the truth. congressman brad unstrap will join us. the house permanent meant committee. he was there with the shooting
with steve scalise and the train. jillian: i wanted other people to use those skills wisely. that is what they're doing. starting with a fox news alert we're following this morning a former officer of the month gunned down in al lam in the line of duty overnight. justin biela gunned down. >> hardest thing we have to do is talk about the death of one of our own. this is a sad time for law enforcement in our area. jillian: the suspect, robert holly, opened fire on officers. he barricaded himself in his home for hours. it is unclear if he was shot by police or killed himself. the lawyer and son-in-law of a russian oligarch is the latest person to plead guilty.
he fade false statements to interviews lying about his last conversation with trump advisor rick gates. he was indicted along with former trump campaign manager paul manafort. he faces up to six months in prison. warm weather wreaking havoc nationwide, causing massive snow melt and flooding roads and homes this vehicle swallowed by water in detroit. most of the dan seen across the midwest up to the northeast. a tornado blasting through several homes texas. three people were hurt. people seeing0 degrees temperatures today could see snow tomorrow. that is insane. the vice president set to lead a national space council meeting at the kennedy space center in florida. he and the second lady stopped yesterday at cape canaveral to see rockets preparing for launch. the visit comes a week after the trump administration proposed a 20 billion-dollar budget for nasa. that is a look at the headlines.
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some very serious questions that we have. what did you know, when did you know it, what did you do about it? that is the basic tenet of it. you know the questions. i think they are good questions. how are we ever going to have any trust in our government, and i hope the people that we're asking are completely transparent. if you have nothing to hide you will answer those questions without having to be subpoenaed. brian: we're trying to find out, we're trying to find out the dossier, the role it played. cia director doesn't know anything about it or the role it played. i imagine other people from the previous white house i don't think it played a role. the only way we find out if we see the application to the fisa court or the judge comes forward with the paperwork. it has been requested by "the new york times" as well as your committee. where are we at with this? >> well, we're continuing -- we've been stonewalled on so many issues over time. frankly i think that people like christopher wray and rod rosenstein, they have an opportunity to make it their
finest hour. if they are willing to come forward and say, you know what? we have a lot of great people in our agencies but we may have a problem and we need to dig into this and bring it forward to the american people. so that possibly we could some day trust those in our government, elected or not elected. brian: adam schiff, has he shown any curiosity towards these same questions you put out? by the way said his 10-page dossier will clean it up, release it this week. has anyone on the democratic side looked at this and said this bothers me too? >> i have not heard that yet. what i have seen for the past year from some of the people, not all of them, but from some of the people they wrote the end of this story before we began the investigation. they're trying to make it fit their narrative. as we've been going further, we're finding out it is not fitting into their narrative. as far as their document, we did what they asked us to do was get ours vetted. and they haven't done that when they said they were going to.
they tried to make a play with the white house to pin it on the white house. the white house was appropriate to say we're not saying anything until you get it vetted by the appropriate people. brian: congressman, getting breaking news right now. i have to cut you a little bit shot. thank you for joining us from cincinnati, ohio. let's go up to steve and ainsley. ainsley: we have some terrible news or sad news to report. we confirmed, that billy graham has died. >> he was widely regarded the most influential preacher of the 20th century. he was 99 years old. a look back at the life and times of billy graham. >> jesus said there are two roads. there is the broad road that leads to destruction and judgment and there is the other road that leads to heaven. >> he preached to more people than anyone in history. >> followed jesus, let him lead you home. >> evangelist who touched tens of millions.
called by some the protestant pope. the world was his pulpit. >> i never dreamed there would ever be a night like this in my life. >> the reverend billy graham first felt the spirit at age 16 after hearing an evangelist preach in charlotte, north carolina. he left his family's dairy farm and went to bible college in florida where he started preaching on the streets of tampa. >> they have a place there where the saloon keeper threw me out into a ditch and told me never to come back. >> graham received a warmer reception from ruth bell. the two married in 1943. as their family grew, so did his ministry. >> there are problems of sin and habit that can not be solved outside the person of our lord jesus christ. >> 1949 california tent revival drew national attention. >> israel did not obey the voice of pod. israel wandered further and further from god. >> around the world, crowds began filling stadiums, coming
to hear a lively new message about jesus christ and his heavenly father. >> i want to tell you about god. >> graham became a confidante of presidents. he met with every u.s. president from harry truman it barack obama. >> shall we pray. >> he has been a fixture at several inaugural events, praying at four official presidential inaugurations. although asked many times to run for office graham said he was never tempted. he just wanted to preach, which he did into his early '90s. >> i have no plans to retire. the lord may have plans. >> but parkinson's disease slowed him down. >> i think god sent it to me at this age to show me that i'm totally dependent on him, and when i go into the pulpit to preach, i may have to have a little bit of help getting to the pulpit. when i get there i can sense the presence and power of the lord. >> following the terrorist attacks of sent 11th, 2001, reverend graham was called upon
to comfort a grieving nation. >> i've been asked hundreds of times in my life why god allows tragedy and suffering. i have to confess i really do not know the answer totally. even to my own satisfaction. i have to accept by faith that god is sovereign and he is a god of love and mercy and compassion in the midst of suffering. [cheering] >> throughout his life the man known as america's pastor continued to preach a simple message to accept jesus christ. >> my father is very clear in giving people an opportunity to accept by faith and to invite jesus christ into their hearts and their lives. >> on his 95th birthday, reverend billy graham gave final sermon through prerecorded video message in churches and other outlets around the world, taking his message to a nation. >> he is loves you, willing to forgive you of all your since.
>> lived his life with integrity that endeared him worldwide, reaches hundreds of millions in person and across the airwaves especially nearly 250 million who witnessed graham preach. >> he spoke with conviction and he spoke with passion and he spoke in simplicity. anybody could understand him. and he knew enough to know what's are some common threads in human nature. >> with graham's death his ministry officially passes on to his family. his son franklin and daughter ann. what started in a tent more than a half century ago turned into the largest ministry in the world. billy graham's long, active life has come to an end but his legacy lives on. >> if you remember nothing that i say tonight, except one thing, i want you to remember, god loves you. >> lauren green, fox news. ainsley: that simple message that god loves you. he talked about jesus christ and having a personal relationship
with him as a result, millions of people around the world accepted jesus as their personal savior. today, for christians at least, they believe, he is if heaven with his savior. steve: what a legacy leaves. lauren green in that report touched on it. his ministry, an international ministry got started in los angeles back in 1949 when he appeared on a radio show and the publicity was so good, so many people were so interested in his powerful message, he essentially became a superstar and started broadcasting the ministry throughout the world. he had many revivals all around the world. "time" magazine once upon a time i believe in the '70s, referred to him as the pope of protestant america. brian: i think also it is important to point out he wasn't somebody who stood back from the news and just stood on the sideline. he seemed to be in the eye of every political storm with both parties and sought-after for
advice and for wisdom. ainsley: gallup rated him as one of the most admired men. he was an visor as lauren said. he never got political. he never endorsed a candidate and wouldn't comment on political issues because his message was, about about christ, he wanted to share christ with both democrats and republicans. brian: they were planning a big celebration for his 100th. that would have been november 7th of this year. so he passes away at the age of 99. very few people would say, wow, there was so much more left to do. he already did so much. steve: we're going to pause for just a moment. steve: this is fox news alert from new york, the news this morning, billy graham, the world-famous evangelist is dead at the age of 95. ainsley: he was a southern baptist minister. was born on november 7th,
1918. he was close to being 100 years old. he preached to millions of people around the world. live television, he was famous for his his crusades. i remember may parents taking us when we were little ones into the stadium at university of south carolina, william bryce stadium, preaching with johnny cash, who found jesus and they were preaching together. his message was simple. god loves you, and i want you to know jesus christ. because of him millions of people were saved. now christians believe he is in heaven with his wife and with jesus christ. brian: a lot of times people see preachers, this is where they preach and this is what happens in everyday life. he meshed them both. world leaders sought to see him. political figures sought advice from him. and billy graham played such a role. you could count on him somehow to be in and around the news. he never came off as somebody who knew everything. as a soothsayer, who knew all. he came off as somebody you can
relate to. i think the fact that he did not have a traditional upbringing, did make for some mistakes early on in his life humanized him even more. ainsley: he and his wife had a special bond. their mission was to serve christ. they both had different roles his wife always said. i am at home, here in america taking care of the five kids while he travels to different parts of the world telling others about jesus christ. i don't have a problem with him traveling. of course i miss him when he is gone. our mission is different than most families. he is such a staple for this world. he wants to spread the love of jesus christ. steve: his ministry got started actually on the radio. it was back in the late '70s. he appeared first in -- '40s. he appeared in los angeles on the radio. his message was potent and well-received he took his ministry playing to stadiums and things like that. when the television age became much more accessible he wound up on television with regular
billy graham ministry one-hour events. the publicity made him a superstar and brought religion into the living rooms of millions of americans and people around the world. brian: if you're judged by the type of people your kids end up becoming, man, he grades high in that area too, getting to know his daughter and seeing franklin pretty regularly and seeing franklin graham not only become a preacher but become somebody who is relevant in politics. who has a lot of pull and power. that continues the graham legacy. ainsley: i understand we have pastor jeffords on the phone with us in jerusalem, pastor of first baptist church in dallas. pastor what is your response to today's news? >> i'm heartbroken for us but happy for billy he is finally home where he always wanted to be. many people didn't know, billy graham was a member my church, first baptist church in dallas for 54 years. until he join ad smaller church
near his home years ago. millions are christians because of billy graham. including my own mom who was saved at the cotton bowl crusade in 1954. in many ways this is very personal. i'm a christian in many ways because of billy graham. never have been an greater evangelist since the apostle paul than billy graham. he never had a single scanned tall. he had a tremendous ministry. biel miss him greatly. steve: pastor jeffords, what was made him realize he could take the message of christianity to the coliseum, to a television where it brought a message that millions of people, they just hadn't thought about, but he turned their lives around? >> you know, it was funnily, i was talking with franklin a couple weeks ago, how his dad was and so forth, we were talking about he certainly had a natural gift that god gave him
to proclaim the gospel. there was supernatural power upon him as well. many people don't know this, back in the 1950s, paramount pictures offered him one million dollars if he would leave the ministry and sign an acting contract. and he refused to do it because he knew god's call on his life was to preach the gospel. so i think it is that calling he had that really was the key for his effectiveness. ainsley: as a member of your church, did you have opportunity, i'm sure you did it sit down and talk with him? if you did what were those conversations like? >> i did. actually, when i becames pastor of first baptist dallas was if his latter years. early on when i was youth minister at first baptist, billy would come to preach at our church on sunday nights. one night in particular he was preaching, i told him before the service i invited my barber and his wife and four children to come who weren't yet christians. i asked billy if he would pray
for them. he said i will do something else. he wrote him a night, said for the barber i am praying for you tonight to become a christian. i took that note out to the barber. when billy gave the invitation, my barber and his wife and all four children came down the aisle accepting christ as savior. he was intensely humble man. he loved lord and would do anything to see people come to christ. brian: i'm wondering, what is it like for you did you ever have billy graham in the audience when you were preaching? >> no, it was later on, when i became pastor. i didn't have the privilege of having him in the audience. i'm not sure i could have stood up to that. steve: speaking of audiences, tell you what, he is the regarded and pastor and preacher who preached to more individuals than any other person in world history. they say that during his lifetime of 99 years, he preached to 215 million people
in 185 different countries. pastor jeffress, for folks unfamiliar with billy graham, what would he say to the people? >> i know exactly what he would say, i know exactly. he would actually do this when he had microphone checks before interviews. instead of saying five, four, three, two, one, something else, this is what he said because it was his message, for god so loved world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life. that was the message of billy graham. ainsley: that's beautiful. based on what you know about the bible, what do you think he is experiencing now? >> oh, he talked about and preached about and wrote about heaven and he believed that the moment he closed his eyes for the last time on earth he would awane in the presence of
jesus christ. i think the first words billy graham heard were, well done, good and faithful servant. brian: i understand, when you talk about good friends, some of the his good friends are most impactful people in this past century. martin luther king, jr. looked at him as confidant, good friend of his. play ad big role in the civil rights push, right? >> absolutely. billy graham did a great job of being non-partisan. he was a friend of presidents of both parties and he stayed above the political fray but he wasn't afraid to speak the truth. his son franklin is certainly picking up that man tell speaking truth as well. brian: yeah. >> he was above politics. brian: here is what he said about, here is what martin luther king, jr., said about him, had it not been for the ministry of my good friend, dr. billy graham my work in the civil rights movement would not have been as successful as it was.
>> it was. one other thing i would say, guys, he had absolutely no hint of scandal whatsoever in his life. you know, we talked about vice president pence who adopted the billy graham rule of not being alone with women who were not his wife. that says a lot. he went through without any moral or financial scandal during his decades of ministry. steve: pastor robert jeffress, thanks for joining us from the holy land on this wednesday morning. thank you, sir. >> thank you for having me. steve: this concludes a fox news alert from new york. once again the news on this wednesday morning, charismatic evangelist billy graham is dead at the age of 99. we you in return you to your fox affiliate. brian: there is billy graham. here is one of the quotes i think appropoe today at age of
99. we got word of his passing under 30 minutes ago. he says, my home is in heaven. i'm traveling through this world. we got word a short time ago he traveled through. i think that if he doesn't get to heaven we're all in trouble. ainsley: he is definitely getting to heaven, the bible is clear hon that, what i believe as a christian, if you believe in jesus christ you are going to heaven, and he does. he preached to millions around the world about that. as pastor jeffress says, i believe we're all striving to be food people and striving to get to the after the life. i believe he is there with his wife and those who have gone before him. steve: it is interesting, what was interesting about his message so resonated with the nation? turns out when he started to first commence his ministry in california it was regularly covered by the newspapering magnet, william randolph hearst.
his paper covered his revival meetings closely. that is one of the reasons and one of the ways that billy graham became a christian superstar. plus the fact his message was coming at a time of cultural change in the united states. he spoke out against the evils of communism because that was one of the things that people were most worried about in the '40s. in an interview billy graham stated in 1954, either communism must die or christianity must die because it is a battle between christ and antichrist. ainsley: sorry. steve with the advent of nuclear weapons, fragility of life, people turned to comfort of billy graham because they needed answers. brian: let's bring in todd starnes now. todd is a voice of christianity. has a radio show also seen through that. todd, give perspective of the life of billy graham. >> i can only imagine the scene in heaven this morning. >> i know, right. >> tens of thousands of people
came to know christ at those crusades over the years, welcoming billy graham home. what an amazing morning that is. ainsley: it is hard because you, we have to fight back the tears, gosh, the one thing that is most important to many of us, i know to you todd, your relationship with christ. this guy changed so many lives, it is sad for those who are left behind. that is so, i can rejoice knowing that he is in heaven. that is what his well life was about. >> ainsley, i understand exactly how you feel. many of us as believers understand that. certainly no longer in pain, no longer suffering and he has been reunited with ruth and of course that great crusade team. george beverly shea who sang the great songs, what a great day in heaven it is. very sad for all of us left behind. ainsley: he has run the race. >> he has, a good race. steve: some people exposed to his message 215 million they say
in 175 countries. i remember when i was a kid growing up in kansas, my parents, i was raised catholic, we went to a lily gram revival. i remember it was in auditorium. it was not one spare seat. it was 100 degrees in there. billy graham was electric. >> when i was growing back in the 1970s, when it was billy graham crusade week on national television, they would broadcast those in prime time. i remember as a child, my parents would take me to those crusade, singing those songs, being a part of those massive stadium events. here is what is really amazing about the billy graham story, he became known on the national stage, believe it or not because of the mainstream media. that is how, that is how amazing god works sometimes. brian: a couple of things that stand out, he just didn't show up on stage, showed up at the white house with 12 separate presidents. a lot of people reached to him
in times of crisis. a lot of famous people did too. how did he straddle both? >> there was a great story about billy graham invited to meet president eisenhower. he came out of the white house, asked by reporters what did you guys talk about. he answered the question, he didn't realize in doing so he offended president ice separate separate -- eisenhower, he believed he might have broken a confidence. he held confidence with presidents going forward and presidents trusted him. they believed he was, he was one of the regular guys. ainsley: i remember, when i was probably i guess in college, there was that infomercial it talked about his wife and his wife's life, give money to their organization by buying video about his wife's life. i have yet to throw it away. i used to have a stack of dvds. we don't need those anymore. one i always kept.
i found it the other day. i watch it a occasionally. she is lady i strive to be like. >> one of the amazing stories about their ministry, how they didn't become like some of the big television evangelists, they made a point, early on, a pact, they would travel with groups together, wouldn't be question about motives or anything of that nature. they live ad simple life there in north carolina. what a, i have had a chance to be at the billy graham training center there outside of asheville montre. what a beautiful place. it is so simple. it was at heart of billy graham's message. it was about the relationship with christ. steve: in 1992, billy graham diagnosed with a disease much like parkinson's. he lived there since. franklin graham taken over the ministry for the most part. he had a big birthday party. 900 people showed up.
they showed a video called the final sermon. going back when he would do the big revivals in the awe tore premiums and stadiums, at the end, if you remember at the end of his sermon he would have people come down to the stadium because, essentially you were showing that you were going to accept christ into your life. you were making a public statement by doing that. >> that's right. that is part of growing up as a southern ban it it. ainsley you know about this. you walk the aisle. you make that public profession of faith in christ. one of my, i've been watching the movie on netflix, the crown, this season of the crown it covered moment that billy graham went to london for the huge crusade. that was entire segment of the show was illustrating the relationship that queen elizabeth had with billy graham. steve: when was it? >> gosh, this was back in the 1950s. it was amazing because the establishment, they didn't understand billy graham's message but queen elizabeth who is devout believer in the lord,
it really demonstrated and illustrated their relationship. ainsley: i heard that show was good. i will have to watch it. you talked about the relationship with president johnson and president nixon. >> and president carter, a fellow southern baptist. it was not about politics with billy graham. it was about this relationship with christ. it was really about a spiritual advisor behind the scenes. he wasn't looking for fame. he wasn't looking for glory. he was truly offering that spiritual guidance that a president, the leader of the free world really needed. brian: when you're age of 99, you pass away accomplishing everything that he did, it is a different type of passing, isn't it? >> i think so, brian but again, he had all of his faculties about him. his mind was very sharp. the pastor of the first baptist church in spartanburg was his personal pastor in the area. he would go up weekly with
billy graham to visit him and pray with him and be with him. steve: sure. as we look back at the sweep of his life, billy graham dead this morning at the age of 99. clearly in the very beginning he was powerful speaker. that is why he got the radio job. what would have happened if television not invented? that was the medium he embraced and worked it so well? >> it was back, it was back in the 1940s he was doing that famous crusade in los angeles. where the publisher of the, i believe it was "the l.a. times" sent out a message to all of the other newspapers they owned around the company, puff graham, that was the infamous telegram message, puff graham. as a result of that billy graham became a house hole name. idea celebrities of the day were going to the crusades.
hearing the message billy graham was sharing. they were coming to know christ along with regular folk the who came to the crusade as well. ainsley: todd who -- brian: one thing, ainsley. let's bring in pastor paula white. she would like to weigh in, join us via the telephone. todd, stick around. senior pastor of the destiny christiansener. long time spirit all advisor to president trump and chairman of president trump's evan gel can advisory board. paula, did you have a chance to meet billy graham? >> good morning, everyone. i absolutely did. one of the most amazing man as you're saying. our condolence, our love and prayers to all of the family and to his grandchildren. i have gotten to know some of them. he was absolutely one of the most loving, we felt like we were in the presence of god with billy graham. it use oozed out of him.
he was such a strong man, a mighty man. a man of faith. a man of integrity. what an honor and, what a loss as all of our hearts grieve today. ainsley: paulas as minister, what do you say to all of us, as this is a man with all we're going through as nation with isis and terrorism, with politics? we look at him, he is someone we all want to be like, he and his wife and family. they never really talked about politics. they loved everyone. most important for them was sharing the love of jesus christ and being a good witness to him and loving all of god's children. with his passing we all grieve. i wanted to get your perspective, who is the next billy graham? our country needs him so much. we're grieving, we know he is celebrating in heaven, we're grieving in our nation because we need leaders like this. >> ainsley, we know the word of
god says we do grief and as believers we don't lose hope or grieve as those that do not have that relationship with jesus christ because we do know he is rejoicing. we do know that all of heaven and all the angels are rejoicing and in the great cloud of witnesses. it is interesting, there was a study done by tulane university about a decade ago, it talked about religion and politics and society and socioeconomic that faith plays in america. it said billy graham as noted america's pastor. he was the voice. even our culture things have changed so much. so who is that voice? it did not identify one single person but put about five in a place. it is imperative the body of christ rise up as the heart of god, and the voice of god, we influence many places. it has to be -- he walk out the
example of jesus christ. he walked as the voice. he lived as that voice. he simply lived out his faith according to the word of god. that is so important. steve: paula, stand by, just a second. todd starnes is still with us. one of the things about billy graham i do believe he met 12 american presidents. he talked to them personally. he was bipartisan. didn't matter what party he was from. i remember he met with barack obama i believe back in 2010 at his home in north carolina. he have presented the former president obama with two bibles. one for himself and one for michelle. and he talked a little bit about how lonely it was making these big decisions as president of the united states, todd. but at same time, billy graham turned it around gave the president of the united states some spiritual advice. >> not turably surprising he would do that. by the way, paula, you asked,
ainsley who is the next person, interestingly enough, will graham, billy graham's grandson has been doing crusades all over the country, all over the world, really stepping up into that platform. it really is a family ministry. franklin graham with samaritan's purse and billy graham evangelistic association that continues today. ainsley: glad you mentioned that. brian: get more from his family's perspective who spent a great deal of time with his family, especially franklin, that is our own griff jenkins. he joins us in our d.c. bureau. you know about the passing at age 99 billy graham. you got a sense of the person through his son, right? >> that's right, guys. my thoughts and prayers go out to the graham family. when we hear for days that billy graham changed so many hearts, i tell you i had honor and privilege of traveling with franklin graham all over the world, to south sudan, to haiti,
vietnam, thailand, i have seen first-hand the actual lives that are changed. you know there isn't a corner on the planet where any evil that wasn't confronted by billy graham, and that now, through samaritan's purse, reverend franklin graham is doing. to see him in sudan, facing be dictators, facing down starving situation, it is remarkable to see. i looked back on twitter, because i'm friend with franklin on twitter. 20 hours ago he tweeted his sermon that his father gave in may of 1957 about the heart, the heart disease, about letting god in your heart to make that change. it is so fundamental to what samaritan's purse and what billy graham taught his son franklin and now his grandson will is trying to do. go where evil exists in man's heart, to change it. to do it through peace. i have traveled most of the
globe, literally around the globe with franklin seeing him do it first-hand with when he holds the hand of a starving child in africa, he is there to do what no one else is doing, to cross into dangerous areas, it is really amazing to bear witness to the power and faith that comes from that family. steve: absolutely. todd starnes, ever since gallup started asking the question, who is the most admired who are the most admired americans, billy graham made the list 60 times since 1955. >> he is that rock for i think the country. he really rooted us back, brought us back to our roots as a nation that was founded under judeo-christian values and concepts. i understand that. even to this day many young people, they have never heard
billy graham preach but heard his name. they read about his history. he really became, i believe, the person that other ministers and pastors looked up to. a way to emulate their style of ministry. it wasn't about fame. it wasn't about fortune. this was about the gospel message. that image we're looking at the billy graham library, i had the privilege of doing a book signing there a couple years ago, it was amazing the number of peoples who walked through the exhibits. it wasn't just a library. it wasn't just a museum. it was a place where people could come and really reflect what billy graham met to them. what he meant to the entire world. ainsley: you're close with pastor jeffress in dallas, north of that, plano texas, jack graham, no relation to billy graham. i understand we have him. pastor graham, knew him, correct? can you tell us stories about his life and how he influenced
you? >> i have known billy graham since i was a small boy in little rock, arkansas. he came to a crusade. my parents went forward in that crusade. high impact on my own family i never for get. just as i am sung, billy preached to my own parents. i'm not related to him but i have always honored to carry that graham name. i consider him a spiritual father and mentor in my life. he constantly say on the message of jesus and the gospel. the cross, the resurrection. that is why god used him in such a great way. his integrity, commitment and love and for christ and people and proclamation of jesus christ. that changed the world. his life, his voice will be greatly missed but his influence will last forever. >> was there a sense he knew everything or was there a sense of curiosity about wanting to know everything?
>> with you he is the one who knew everything. he just pointed people not to himself but to christ. he was able because he knew his bible so well to counsel presidents or the most humble of persons. he could walk with anyone. and was a friend to all. steve: pastor jack graham, let us ask you this. during the decades of his ministry, a lot of people were interested or fascinated. they weren't religious but they would see him on television or they would go to one of his revivals in in a coliseum or stadium or auditorium. what about his message appealed to people that were not religious would lead them to give their lives to the lord he was talking about? >> he was sincere, sincerity he preached. everyone commented on it. just the sense he believed the
message of the gospel. he was confident in christ. his message never changed. he just kept preaching christ, and that message of god loving every person, being willing to save every person that resonated with millions and millions of people. there is no telling how many people in heaven today are as a result of his message but he would always point people to jesus. he would be a little uncomfortable at all the accolade even today. he always deflected praise and gave all the praise to his lord and savior jesus christ. remarkable in every way. ainsley: dr. graham, i wonder what it would be like to celebrate christmas in heaven,s. >> 's birth day, biggest party. i can't imagine what the party looks like in heaven today. steve was mentioning that he grew up in a catholic family, went to the revival. i grew up episcopal and lutheran
family, later when i started going to different denominations including baptist church. growing up very formal christian environment. he was southern baptist minister but my parents still went to see him preach. he didn't care about color, creed, denomination. he had a simple message but that was to spread the message of jesus. what allowed people from more formal denominations to appreciate him and go to hear him speak? >> they saw the fire. the sense of being an evangelist. that was a gift god gave him. a calling on his life. he was able to cross all the barriers. the message was everyone. he was -- with everyone. ainsley, i felt the same way. i saw people from all walks of life, every denomination, every religion, was drawn in by the power of god's spirit working
mightily through this man. there is to -- they say if you could explain it maybe god didn't do it. he certainly lived a life that god uses in a powerful way that is not explainable. god raised this farm boy up out of north carolina and called him to preach. he preached the gospel so faithfully one-on-one with people, with great crusade across the world and across the nation. our lives will never be the same. i'm so glad we got to live in era that billy graham preached. steve: pastor jack graham, join us from plano, texas. long-time friend of billy graham. thank you so much. >> thank you. steve: todd starnes is still with us. i'm reading one of the obits. something i didn't realize about billy graham, he was 16 years old, a teenager, going up, he himself found christ at tent prevail. i didn't realize that. >> also a big baseball fan. a lot of folks didn't realize
that. a couple years ago, back when democrats were holding their convention in charlotte i did a feature story on the library for "fox & friends." steve: i remember. >> one of the things i took away from that, when you go into that giant facility, which is shaped like a barn, you literally walk through the cross. and i thought that what great symbolism there, that really identify what is billy graham's message was. what pastor jack graham said, it was simplicity of the message. transcended denominations. that is what billy graham was. brian: he had an audience of 215 million in 185 countries, doesn't count hundreds of millions more that watched him on television and listened on the radio. as the multimedia began to emerge, billy graham actually gained popularity. and more political figures actually stepped up and sought out for him. i'm wondering in the later years
how he dealt with his declining health, do you know, todd? >> well i mean, certainly he was very active, very vibrant man, brian, but he still had his faculties about him. his mind, he was sharp as a tack. don hilton very good friend of mine, baptist of first baptist start tanburg, south carolina. he would go up to visit billy graham weekly. in those times together he was conversational. he certainly wish he could get up and roam about but 99 years old. steve: never built a megachurch. never ran for public office. he could have done both. why didn't he? >> he understood the calling that god placed on his life, shea the gospel of jesus. not about engaging in politics or building big fancy buildings. it was a guy with a bible and a
tent. look what happened. ainsley: todd, what can we learn from him? >> we can learn we get caught up in a lot in life. we get caught up trying to be wealthy. we are being successful in our careers. at end of the day it is about the relationship with jesus christ. as jack graham said, it is about walking that aisle, just as i am. that is how christ accepts us. that is how billy graham accepted people when they came to the tent revival meeting. brian: we're recapping the life of billy graham if that is indeed possible over last 45 minutes. we just got word of his passing. we changed format. the heck with commercial. but billy graham passes away at 99. i can not wait to see the tribute and people talking about reflecting impact he made hundred otherwise life. ainsley: dr. jack gram has a great name to live up. my brother is trenton graham, i texted him and you have a great name to live up to. steve: graham's last decades was