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[applause] jon: we are awaiting the preliminary autopsy report on jeffrey epstein who died yesterday in what authorities say appears to be citizen. good evening, i'm jon scott, this is "the fox report." ♪ jon: the wealthy financier was facing trial for allegedly orchestrating a sex trafficking ring involving underage girls. he was taken off suicide watch days before he was found unresponse i have in his jail cell -- unresponsive in his jail cell. this comes as president trump faces backlash after retweeting a conspiracy theory about epstein's death. democratic presidential candidate beto o'rourke says this is typical behavior from the president. >> another example of our president using this position of
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public trust to attack his political enemies with unfounded conspiracy theories. he's changing the covering, and if e -- the conversation, and if we allow him to do that, we will never focus on the true problems. jon: joining me now with the latest on the case, jacqui heinrich. >> reporter: to say there are unanswered questions here would really be an understatement. the bureau of prisons has dodged our repeated attempts to confirm reports that the guards were supposed to be watching epstein were understaffed and forced to work overtime shifts. ensteven was supposed to be checked -- epstein was supposed to be checked every 30 years, but that the procedure was not followed. they would not say whether he was in a cell by himself. he was in a special housing unit which would indicate he was taken off suicide watch after guards found him nearly three weeks ago with marks on his neck. all this as a former bureau of prisons employee with knowledge of that facility tells fox news epstein's suicide might not have been captured by cameras after
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all. the vice president of prisonnology worked for the unit for 13 years. cells don't all have cameras. the lack of answers spurring many, including the president, to speculate on how such a high profile inmate could have been left alone long enough to take his to own life. president trump now facing criticism for retweeting a conservative comedian who linked epstein's death to former president bill clinton. the video which included hashtag clinton body count and clinton crime family now has more than four million views. >> what he's doing is dangerous. he's giving life to not just conspiracy theories, but really whipping people up into anger and worse against different people in this country. >> i think the president just wants everything to be investigated, and, you know, trying to connect the president to this monster from years ago
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where they're seen dancing in a video versus other people who were actively, i suppose, flying around with this monster -- >> reporter: the fbi will determine whether there was a crime committed and whether there was foul play. prosecutors say his death does not end the criminal investigation, they could still charge possible co-conspirators. jon: and the preliminary autopsy expected this evening. >> reporter: we are awaiting that any moment now. jon: a manhunt for an escaped inmate is over now. tennessee's bureau of investigation says he was on work detail wednesday when he sexually assaulted and then killed a department of corrections administrator in her home on prison grounds. he allegedly then escaped on a tractor. watson had been serving a 15-year sentence connected to a cud napping. congress -- kidnapping. >> congressional leaders say gun control will be front and center
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next month. the tragedies in el paso and dayton have renewed called for laws to try to prevent further gun violence. president trump is striking an optimistic tone on getting expanded background checks passed into law. white house counselor kellyanne conway telling bill hemmer on "fox news sunday" the proposal is gaining ground in the senate. >> we've got republican senators publicly saying they're for some type of background check now. that's rob portman of ohio, susan collins of maine, lamar alexander of tennessee, you know that chairman lindsey graham and dick blumenthal of connecticut are have these red flag laws. we have to take a look at the final product. jon: mark meredith is in washington now with more. >> reporter: good evening, jon. 2020 democratic presidential candidates are demanding both congress and president trump take action on gun control by strengthening background checks and banning assault weapons. several candidates are urging president trump to pressure senate majority leader mitch
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mcconnell to reconvene the senate and debate gun control legislation. >> yeah, i think it's a matter of leadership, presidential leadership. i hear a lot of the pundits say that donald trump actually took responsibility for this moment and stepped forward and say this is something we should do, that it would move mitch mcconnell along. >> we've got a guy in the white house that's afraid. he's afraid of the nra. >> if he said, hey, mitch mcconnell, bring that house bill over here, by getting it through the senate it would happen. it would happen. >> reporter: mcconnell says he has no plans to bring the senate back from recess early. this as president trump said on friday he's open to expanding background checks. >> i think we can have some really meaningful background checks. we don't want people that are mentally ill, people that are sick, we don't want them having guns. >> reporter: this weekend one of the president's top advisers told fox news the president is
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speaking with congressional leaders from both parties on the issue. >> the president has been actively talking to republicans and democrats on the matter of background checks and just being able to have meaningful, measurable reforms that don't confiscate law-abiding citizens' firearms without due process. >> reporter: president trump says the nra's views will be fully represented and respected. however, the nra has long resisted expanding background checks. former el paso congressman beto o'rourke says following the shooting in his hometown, it's time for america to overhaul the gun-buying process. >> we should have a national licensing program in this country. i've listened to my fellow americans, my fellow texans. this makes sense. it will save lives. >> reporter: that's one of many ideas that lawmakers are likely to consider when they return to washington next month. jon? jon: mark meredith, thank you.
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meanwhile, senate minority leader chuck schumer says he plans on introducing a bill that would require the fbi to regulate sales of body armor to civilians. the gunman in the dayton, ohio, mass shoot ising was wearing body armor when he killed nine people before he was shot and killed. schumer argues that the items are too easily accessible to public. he's calling on the fbi to put sales restrictions in place. the bureau has yet to comment. immigration officials are defending the recent i.c.e. raids on seven food processing plants in mississippi that led to detentions of 680 undocumented workers. authorities are saying those raids were meant to target companies that profit from exploiting illegal imgrants. gillian turner is in washington with more. >> reporter: it's been four days since i.c.e. carried out what analysts are calling one of the largest immigration stings in close to a decade. hundreds of immigration officers
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descended on seven mississippi food plants wednesday and took nearly 700 people into federal custody. the acting head of customs and border protection mark morgan took to sunday airwaves today to say it was all done in the name of protecting the people who were arrested. >> so these individuals seeking a better life, first they're being exploited by the cartel to come here. once they come to united states, they're further exemploymented by companies paying reduced wage withs. >> reporter: the fed suspects the companies of willfully and unlawfully or hiring immigrants. >> these cartels understand that the human trafficking part of this, maria, is a higher margin business than even the drug trafficking. it's not a total solution, but it's the beginning of a solution. >> reporter: democrats say the
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trump administration's so-called total solution is about something else entirely. >> this administration has directed dhs to conduct these raids as part of what i believe is this administration's campaign of terror. >> reporter: democrats and republicans here on capitol the hill continue to wrangle border crossing statistics in their favor and argue about whether current levels constitute a crisis, even while they're out on recess for a month. when they return in the fall, they'll confront an immigration debate landscape that's been altered by last week's mass shootings in el paso and dayton. jon? jon: gillian turner, thank things. president trump slams his former communications director, anthony scaramucci, after he called the president's meeting with shooting survivors in el paso a, quote, a catastrophe. the crowd size at his recent el paso rally. rich edson is live near where the president is vacationing at his golf club.
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rich? >> reporter: good evening, jon. and the president is usually getting support from anthony scaramucci, though this time he's criticizing his old boss, saying the president's visits to dayton and el paso last week that he failed to show compassion or empathy and made it all about himself. the president is responding tweeting, quote with: anthony scaramucci who was quickly terminated from a position that he was totally incapable of handling now seems to do nothing but television as the all-time expert on president trump. like many other so-called television experts, he knows very little about me. he also says scaramucci would do anything to get back into the administration. scaramucci has responded. he says, quote: for the last three years i have fully supported this president. recently he has said things that divide the country in a way unacceptable. so i didn't pass the 100% litmus test. eventually he turns on everyone, and soon it will be you and then the entire country. he tweeted a cartoon showing someone something the white
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house work force, the guy's enthused, he's got a maga hat, at the end he's getting stabbed in the back by the president. the president is defending his time here in central jersey, he says he is working well into the evenings while his administration's trying to reach a trade agreement with china. the president suggests talks could collapse and maintains the u.s. is in a strong negotiating position. >> china wants to settle this deal. they've had the worst year that they've had in many, many decades, and it's getting only worse. thousands of companies are leaving china. they would like to make a deal. i'm not ready to make a deal. >> reporter: the president has promised to hit $300 billion of chinese imports into the united states with 10% tariffs starting on september 1st if the two countries fail to reach agreement. the united states wants can china to allow better market access for companies, also wants china to stop sale thing
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american intellectual property -- stop stealing american intellectual property. jon? jon: rich edson near the president in new jersey, thanks. 2020 democrats wrangling for the spotlight at the iowa state fair this weekend with six months to go before the iowa caucuses. many candidates are still looking to make a strong first impression with voters. meanwhile, former white house chief strategist steve bannon says there is still room for more democratic candidates to join this already-crowded field. >> oh, i think there's gown to be ample opportunity to come into this race later in november, december, even when the primaries start. maybe that candidate can't win the primary season, but they could take it into convention. look, the democrats are going to be very focused on something. the democrats are focused on defeating donald trump. jon: hillary vaughn is live at the fair in des moines. hillary? >> reporter: jon, senator
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bernie sanders polished off a corn dog after explaining that the president in is dividing people, and that is key to his re-election strategy, pitting people against each other. he said he has had, he's found ways to work with conservatives for years, but the president is a different story. he also last night had choice words describing the president along with fellow 2020 democratic candidate andrew yang. >> i'm responsible for my rhetoric. >> reporter: so you would not choose to say words to describe a -- >> well, i'm going to reserve the right to use whatever words i want. >> oh, yeah. i challenge donald trump to any physical or mental feat under the sun. what could that guy beat me at, being a slob? he's an embarrassment. >> donald trump believes that climate change is a hoax. donald trump is an idiot.
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>> reporter: so some middle of the road democrats are not ready to denounce some of that spicy language that you heard from senator sanders and andrew yang, the exchange that we played before that which was senator michael bennett, running as a kind of common sense democrat, a different choice to progressive policies that have been pushed by progressives like senator bernie sanders and elizabeth warren. but still not willing to point to ramped-up rhetoric from sanders and others in his own party and call it out for what it is. so this is a trend that we have seen here at the state fair. we also just heard from mayor bill de blasio. he left the soap box and now is running around the state fair. jon? jon: hillary vaughn, thank you. some new images from north korea of the dictatorship's latest missile tests. how the trump administration is responding and potentially preparing for another rendezvous between the president and kim km jong un. ♪ ♪ let's be honest, you need insurance.
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jon: north korea's state tv releasing images of what it says is kim jong un observing the test fighter of an unspecified new weapons system. kim reportedly expressed great satisfaction over the launches. this as president trump says he received a, quote, small apology from the north korean leader for recent tests of short-range missiles. anita vogel is in our los angeles bureau with details on that. >> reporter: hi, jon. if we follow the timeline, president trump received that small apology before this latest missile test. the president talked about the apology on friday and then it was late saturday we got word that two more missiles were launched off the coast of north korea. photographs released appear to show kim jong un watching the
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launch from an observation post and even supervising the test, calling it the launch of another new weapon system. the missiles were fired from a mobile launcher with two missile tubes unveiled for the very first time. they are described as new, short-range ballistic missiles that flew nearly 250 miles before landing in the waters between the korean peninsula and japan. and again, it was just the day before that president trump talked about his latest communique from the north korean leader. >> i think we'll have another meeting. he really wrote a beautiful three-page, i mean, right from top to bottom, a really beautiful letter. and maybe i'll release the results of the letter, but it was very positive. >> reporter: the question now, how do these latest events affect future negotiations between the u.s. and north korea. until this point president trump has downplayed the test launches. some experts say that has
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allowed the country more room to step up its testing activity. talks have stalled since the collapse of the second summit in vietnam back in february. since then president trump and the north korean leader shook hands at the dmz this past june and agreed to resume denuclearization talks, although no date has been set. also saturday north korea lashed out at south korea for continuing to host military drills with the u.s. at the dmz, and it said in the past that the missile tests were warnings against those exercises. no word yet from the white house on the latest missile launch from north korea, bringing the total to nine this year. and important to note, one of the missiles tested this year could have reached the u.s. jon, back to you. jon: anita vogel in los angeles, thank you. police and protesters once again face off on the streets of hong kong today despite a bannen to those rallies. -- ban on those rallies. this marks the tenth straight
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weekend of unrest. police fired tear gas and used batons while some protesters threw molotov cocktails, bottles carrying gasoline and a burning fuse. the uprising began two months ago in opposition to a bill allowing criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland china. it has since morphed into a pro-democracy movement. at least 14 people wounded after muslim worshipers and israeli police clash in jerusalem. it happened during prayers marking a muslim holiday at a major holy site. trey i didn't i didn't think son jerusalem with more on that. >> reporter: clashes erupted today in jerusalem at the temple mount complex between muslims and israeli security forces leaving more than a dozen injured. police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse crowds of people. the tension started after jews were allowed to enter the area where muslim were worshiping. originally, the israeli government was preventing jews
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from going to temple mount, but with nearly 2,000 people waiting at the gate, a decision was made to let them in. translated to festival of sacrifice, the holiday celebrated to acknowledge the end of the pilgrimage to hajj in saudi arabia. jewish worshipers went to mark their holiday, a date of the destruction of two key temples at the same site. >> translator: we tell everybody we are here steadfast and patient, bonded with our land are. we won't let anyone kick us out, and we won't relate anyone occupy our -- let anyone up occupy our place. >> reporter: four gazans crossed the gate and were killed by military troops overflight. as tension continues -- overnight.
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faptions inside gaza are warning that recent events could lead to a new round of conflict in the region. jon? jon: trey, thank you. concern is growing at the pentagon that isis is mounting a comeback in syria despite the recent capture of all of its territory. lucas tomlinson explains what is behind the resurgence. >> you'll be hearing about the caliphate, it's 100% defeated. >> reporter: in march the white house declared all isis territory recaptured, but a new pentagon report says the terrorist group could be coming back in syria and returning to roots in iraq. at a refugee camp in northeast syria, there are 45,000 isis supporters and family members with minimal security watching over them according to the report. it also says the iraqi military, quote: lacked the hold forces in areas recaptured from isis, and u.s.-backed fighters in syria also, quote, lacked personnel. 10,000 isis fighters remain detained in syria, but many
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countries are reluctant to take the foreign fighters back. secretary of state mike pompeo has not read the report but said the president is not letting his guard down. >> this administration is incredibly mindful of the success we've had and the challenge that it continues to present to the world. we're doing all the right things. >> reporter: b1 bombers used to control the battlefield, dropping thousands of bombs. but the has only conducted one strike since april in syria against isis, a different story in iraq where hundreds have taken place over that time. britain's top diplomat warned it's a reoccurring threat. >> i think the one thing we've learned about islamic-based militancy, terrorism and al-qaeda through to daish is you cannot take your eye off the ball. but i think we are likely to see extra troops deployed in that area. >> reporter: the u.s. military has cut roughly half its forces in syria with hoping countries like the u.k. step the up. now that doesn't appear to be
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happening. lucas tomlinson, fox news. jon: a crucial weekend in the 2020 the presidential race as democratic candidates flock to the fairgrounds in iowa. how they're making their cases to voters in the hawkeye state. ♪ ♪ the mobile app makes it easy to manage your policy, even way out here. your marshmallow's... get digital id cards, emergency roadside service, even file a... whoa. whoa. whoa. whoa. whoa. whoa! oops, that cheeky little thing got away from me. my bad. geico. it's easy to manage your policy whenever, wherever. can i trouble you for another marshmallow?
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jon: i'm jon scott. this is the fox report. we are approaching the bottom of the hour. if you are just joining us, the democratic presidential race is heating up. as candidates push for votes at the state fair in des moines iowa. the event is drawing all the big names in that contest. gun control and race relations have been hot-button issues after last week's deadly mass shootings in texas and ohio. let's bring in judy miller, fellow at the manhattan institute for policy research, pulitzer prize winning journalist and author and fox news contributor. i want to talk about the real clear politics poll, the average with iowa averages worked in of the democrats running for president. joe biden you see there up on top at 30.8. elizabeth warren is moving into second place now 18.3. and then bernie sanders and kamala harris. what is it that elizabeth warren is doing in your view, judy, that seems to have her numbers on the rise?
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>> well, i think, jon, is she's never tires of telling us she has a plan for that. she really is the candidate who is most specific about what she would do if she's president. she's very very adamant about emphasizing the bernie sanders anti-big government, anti-big corporation, anti-big guy theme. i mean, she's now so clearly the key progressive candidate in this field. bernie seems to be fading. her numbers are not only up, her money is up. so i think she's the one to watch, and biden begins to raise questions through his own performance about whether or not he's really up to this task. jon: one of the president's long time friends and advisors steve bannon had this to say about how joe biden -- i'm sorry, steve
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bannon talks about how joe biden stands up to president trump. listen. >> i don't care what the polls say on biden. joe biden is not going to be able to stand up to donald trump. he's weak on china. he's in business with china. you have seen the last couple of days. if the democratic party thinks that joe biden is going to be able to go mano mano with donald trump in general election campaign, they have another thing coming. he will run the tables on biden. jon: steve bannon thinks biden would be a terrible nominee. one would think he wouldn't advertise that since he wants to get the president reelected. >> steve bannon is a bit of a bomb thrower. he's extremely shrewd about politics. as we know, from his early support of donald trump, he is often right. however, i think the number of democratic registered voters who at this point still think that joe bide season the guy to beat would -- joe biden is the guy to
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beat would call into question whether or not joe biden's democratic base agrees with mr. bannon. look, biden radiates decency. he's a man everyone knows. we know what we'd be getting. i think this is what resonates with people and why he continues to be so far ahead, jon, in the polls, despite his gaffes and his awkwardness and his apparent fatigue at moments like the iowa fair. jon: yeah, and some of his positions, like he has pledged to end, you know, the reliance on fossil fuels. well, the coal miners in pennsylvania and ohio and west virginia can't like the sound of that. >> no, they can't. but remember, that if the last election is any indication, this next one may come down to 70 to 100,000 votes in michigan, pennsylvania, a couple of other states, where coal is not the major issue.
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i think as i look at this race, so far ahead, i really tend to doubt whether or not these polls mean anything or whether or not we pundits are correct in kind of spacing out who is ahead and who is going to grab the imagination of the american public. we have a major debate coming up in september. we're going to have a lot of debates. people are going to be making up their minds very very slowly, and frankly, the democrats have a very very high road to -- high hill to climb because this economy is so strong, and donald trump, whether or not he's correct, takes credit for that. if history is any guide, people tend to vote with their pocketbooks. this is not going to be an easy race for the democrats. but so far biden is so far ahead, it is hard to take a lot of the other candidates as seriously as perhaps we should be taking them. jon: for her part elizabeth warren is trying to raise doubts
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among the agriculture community about the president's performance in office. listen to this. >> trade war by tweet is not working for our farmers. i promise you this, when i'm president, when i negotiate a trade deal, there will be independent farmers at the table to make sure we get this right. jon: so obviously when you're campaigning in iowa, it's important to appeal to farmers. is that, you know, is that where her appeal is going? >> no, i think her appeal is clearly with the left of center wing of the democratic party. and that's really one of the major issues. i mean, she has the fact that she's a woman, which is very important to the democratic base, going for her. she has the fact that in fact donald trump takes her seriously enough to give her the very
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famous nickname pocahontas which she has tried to fight back on, but what i think is really impressive about warren is her ability to sustain a campaign, to move, but to always be clear about what she believes in, what she stands for, and that she has a specific answer to a lot of the problems that seem to challenge so many politicians and which gives so many of us pause in america. i mean, she is a candidate who is all things to the base of her party. the question that i have is can she really reach out to the biden territory, which is the centrist wing of the party, because without them, the democrats don't win. jon: and her wealth tax is not winning a lot of support among some of the party. >> exactly. jon: judy miller, our fox news contributor, thank you. at least two democratic presidential candidates are
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working to appeal to religious voters by advertising positions on their campaign teams for faith engagement and faith outreach directors. would a democratic push to amend a bill protecting religious freedoms might jeopardize those efforts? chief religion correspondent lauren green has more. >> democrats are not giving the religious votes to the republicans >> galatians 6:7 reads do not be deceived. god is not mocked. >> i'm walking the way of a religious progressive. >> presidential candidate and indiana mayor pete buttigieg is hiring a faith advisor for his campaign, so is cory booker as democrats work to appeal to a different kind of faith voter. >> some candidates are going to do better amongst some slices of religious america than others. i think that's a healthy thing. it shows these candidates are running with a level of authenticity to who they are and what their approach to the campaign is. >> in 2016, the evangelical vote
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helped donald trump take office. 80% of white evangelicals voted for him. while the republicans have cornered the religious market on pro-life issues and traditional marriage, pastor jim wallace, founder of a magazine and political activist says there are other faith issues democrats can claim. >> the bible has 2,000 verses about the poor, 2,000 verses. i never hear any of that from republicans. never ever. >> conservatives like tony perkins of the family research council point to democrats support of a bill in congress that he says emphasizes lgbtq and abortion rights at the expense of individual's religious freedom. perkins believes voters are looking for more than mere words. >> people who follow the bible, they believe the bible, that it gives direction to our lives are not going to be deceived by the rhetoric. they're going to look at the record. >> but there is one thing that both religious liberals and conservatives agree on, it is
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that god does not belong to any political party. in new york, lauren green, fox news. jon: the immigration issue reignited after this past week's i.c.e. raids in mississippi. so where do the trump administration and democrats in congress want go from here? -- want to go from here? ♪ limu mmm, exactly! liberty mutual customizes your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need. nice! but uh, what's up with your partner? oh! we just spend all day telling everyone how we customize car insurance because no two people are alike, so... limu gets a little confused when he sees another bird that looks exactly like him. ya... he'll figure it out. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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workers and not employers were targeted during this past week's massive i.c.e. raids at seven mississippi food processing plants. this as immigration remains in the forefront leading into the 2020 presidential election. joining us now axios white house reporter. obviously the department of homeland security is taking some heat for scheduling these raids during the aftermath of the shootings in el paso and dayton. hispanics apparently feeling they are especially under siege after the el paso attacks that was addressed. i want to play that now. >> to be clear with domestic terrorism, it is our responsibility to do more to address it in terms of the i.c.e. operations, these enforcement operations part of the daily cycle.
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this has been planned for over a year. it was already planned and in motion. the timing was unfortunate. jon: his point it was a long time in the planning and they couldn't pull the plug just because some nut decided to shoot up a wal-mart in el paso. >> we saw the acting dhs secretary say at the end there that the timing was unfortunate. clearly the administration has been getting a lot of heat this week because of the timing of this. that's why we saw two of the administration's top immigration officials come on to the sunday shows today to defend themselves against these raids and the criticisms from the timing of that. right now immigration especially in these past few weeks is very politically risky and sensitive situation. emotions are really high after the mass shootings last week particularly because as you mentioned one of the suspects in the wal-mart shooting admitted to targeting the hispanics and then we had the raids a few days later. it is a difficult time.
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from conversations i have had with people within d hs, form and present officials, it is a tough time to work in one of these agencies because there's always criticism of how they are acting, and i think we saw some of that today on the sunday shows. jon: kamala harris running for president obviously never misses the chance to lob criticism at the president. she calls this essentially terrorism. >> this administration has directed dhs to conduct these raids as part of what i believe is this administration's campaign of terror which is to make whole populations of people afraid to go to work. children are afraid go to school for fear that when they come home, their parents won't be there. jon: is she overstating it? >> it depends on i think right now immigration especially is such a partisan issue. i do believe that a lot of people -- a lot of members of the democratic party do agree with what kamala harris is saying, but again, if you look
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at people who are part of the president's base, this is an issue that consistently has played incredibly well for him, one of the main reasons that he was able to win in 2016. this was, you know, a very big priority of his campaign that he's consistently tried to make good on. so it really is a divisive issue in american politics. if you look in the polls, gallup recently had a great poll on this, you see how how -- divided the american public is. a lot of people want tougher border security, but they see the conditions in the detention centers, the timing of these raids, it does make it from an emotional standpoint a hard thing to sell. jon: the american people have big hearts and they want people to come to this country legally, but the people who are arrested according to i.c.e. are people who came here illegally. these are folks who did not enter the country legally and they are working in the country and earning a salary which is
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against the law. >> that's a tough thing here too because again it is not just as we saw the immigration chiefs today argue, yes, these people are here. they are undocumented immigrants but also i think where a lot of the outrage is coming from is on the employers not really seeing any sort of justice there yet. we saw kevin mcaleenan and mark morgan both say this is a criminal investigation that has to see its way out. time will tell whether the employers are also being cracked down as hard as the employees, these undocumented immigrants so i think that's something a lot of americans are hoping to get answers on this week. jon: presidential ally steve bannon still sees this as a winning issue for the president. here are his comments. >> it's a crisis, but president trump i think his actions are having a huge impact. i've been down on the southern border for the last three or four weeks, he has the mexican marines, the mexican military up on the northern board tore stop the cartels -- border to stop the cartels. president trump having fought everybody from congress to the
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media to the progressive left and the cartels is really starting to see -- i think we're starting to see some real traction. jon: that sounds that we should not expect the administration to lighten up on this issue. >> we definitely shouldn't. from my conversations with people in the administration and at the white house, this is something that the president again he sees this as something that he promised in his 2016 campaign. they plan again to make this a driving issue ahead of 2020. so i think that we can only expect more rhetoric along these lines and more immigration crackdowns from people from a policy standpoint as well. jon: -- jon: axios white house reporter, thank you. a sight to be hold for stargazers as an annual meteor shower is going to light up the sky. how you can catch it for yourself. next. rvice, every time. our 18 year old was in an accident. usaa took care of her car rental, and getting her car towed. all i had to take care of was making sure
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jon: at least 33 people are dead after a powerful typhoon made landfall in southeast china. torrential downpours triggering landslides and sturn turning roads into rivers as rescue crews worked to save the stranded. tens of thousands of homes are destroyed and more than a dozen people are still missing. the ninth typhoon to hit china this year. stargazers get ready. over the next several nights, the sky will light up for one of the most dazzling annual meteor showers. our meteorologist adam klotz is live in the fox weather center with more on the best time to view the shooting stars. adam: this one happens every single year, the meteor shower. we are getting to the time where we will see the peak activity, tonight into early tomorrow morning and monday night into tuesday morning, any time after midnight this picks up. the closer you can wait till sunrise, maybe better to get up
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jon: huge piles of seaweed have been washing ashore on the beaches of south florida this summer, causing concern among local leaders that it could impact the lucrative tourism industry. we have that story. >> for this family of four, today should have been a picture perfect day at miami beach. but then they smelled it and then they saw it. >> we were shocked when we walked on the beach. we had no idea. it is full of weeds. >> there's weeds everywhere. >> beds of smelling rotting seaweed are washing up on the shore in record apts, decorating the sand -- record amounts, decorating the sand with brown carpet, twisting and tangling around the ankles of beach
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visitors keeping a lot of folks at bay. >> this is nature. >> this is not a toxic algae, but when there's large amounts of it, it smells bad and it looks kind of like leftover food with too much soy sauce on it >> from the view up top, you can see just how much of the beach it covers. scientists put the blame on things like pollution and rising ocean temperatures. >> we have a lot of nutrients coming down the amazon river causing deforestation and coming around the caribbean and the gulfstream brings it here, winds blowing on the shore and now we have this miss. >> 16 million tourists visit each year, spending nearly 30 billion. now officials are worrying about their tourism dollars. why go to miami if you can't go to the beach? >> well, it's a challenge that we're going to have to deal with because whether you're a resident or visitor, when you come here, live here, you expect to be able to spend a few minutes to get to one of our beautiful pristine beaches. >> clean up crews here in south florida are targeting areas of
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the beach with the biggest build up of this seaweed, using dump trucks and bulldozers to scoop it up and haul it out. meanwhile it is littering beaches in three other states along with countries like mention -- like mexico and barbados. people hope to see their nice clean beach again, as soon as possible. fox news. if you are a fan of felines, but allergies cause you to keep your distance, relief might be on the way to a vaccine. but it's not for you. it is for the cat. scientists in zurich have developed a potential antidote. it is given to felines to neutralize the amount of harmful proteins in their fur and dander which generally triggers your runny nose and itchy eyes. researchers hope the vaccine will be available within three years. the cat will claw you when he gets the shots. that's how fox reports this sunday, august 11th. i'm jon scott. thanks for joining us this
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