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>> no prosthetics. >> greg: we should do that every week from now on, that's it for the five, see you back here tomorrow, "special report" is up next, will they have pets? i don't think so. >> president trump makes a surprise visit to u.s. troops on thanksgiving and says he believes the tele- man is open to a cease-fire, the ousted secretary of the navy slams the commander in chief saying the president does not understand how the military works and china warns the u.s. over american support for pro-democracy demonstrators in hong kong. this is "special report." ♪ good evening, welcome to washington, happy thanksgiving, i mike emanuel in four bret baier. the president made a surprise trip to afghanistan to have a thanksgiving meal with the troops and he had some news with peace talks with the taliban.
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the trip comes as his administration deals with major developments in hot spots both at home and around the globe. benjamin hall in london as china criticizes what it calls the sinister intentions of the u.s. in hong kong. jennifer griffin at the pentagon, as a former secretary of the navy, a scathing critique for his old boss, the president. we begin with corresponded kevin corke near the president's florida resort. >> call it operational security, call it secret, by any definition, the president's visit to afghanistan was a very welcome surprise for some of the many american troops stationed abroad this thanksgiving holiday. >> i hope everyone enjoyed thanksgiving meal. >> some 50,000 feet above the frigid wild blue, a warm welcome in afghanistan. >> we love him, we say happy thanksgiving. >> the surprise trip to see u.s.
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service personnel this holiday, a welcome treat for troops on a day we all pause to give thanks. >> millions of families sit down at their dinner tables back home, they will be saying a prayer for the men and women serving our nation in afghanistan and deployed all around the globe. >> it was in many respects like what we have seen before, plenty of photos, a bit of good-natured banter and serviced by the commander in chief. to those who in being here have already sacrificed so much. his remarks had on familiar themes too, a stronger than ever military, the removal of terrorists from the battlefield and the like. he used his trip to meet his presidential counterpart announcing the u.s. and taliban have restarted peace talks with the u.s. insisting on a cease-fire. >> the tele- band wants to make a deal and we are meeting with them and we are saying it has to be a cease-fire, they didn't want to do a cease-fire but now
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they do want to do a cease-fire. >> this after the u.s. withdrew from peace talks in september and the president said he's following through with his campaign promises to draw down american troop levels substantially to about 8600. >> that's the number of people are talking about, yes. [reporter questioning] >> it is for now, we can go much further than that. >> keenly aware that the future will fend for itself, this was a day to remain very much in the present, a chance to cap a journey shrouded in secrecy, with a very public declaration of support. >> there's no where i would rather celebrate this thanksgiving then right here with the toughest, strongest, best, and bravest warriors on the face of the earth. >> right now between 12 and 13,000, that's down a couple of thousand from this time a year ago, the president making very clear that the u.s. will remain in the country unless there is a deal or we achieve total victo
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victory. >> mike: pretty cool, visit from the commander in chief. ousted navy secretary richard spencer says the commander in chief has very little understanding of how the military works, it is the latest salvo in the burgeoning conflict over president trump's intervention in military discipline, national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest tonight from the pentagon. >> the case surrounding navy seal eddie gallagher, after the president advocated for gallagher who was acquitted of murder and still faced punishment for posing in a photo with a dead iraqi militant in a scathing op end, fired navy secretary richard spencer attacked the president for intervening in the case. "this was a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low level review, it was also a reminder that the president has very little understanding of what it means to be in the military, to fight ethically or
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be governed by a uniform set of rules and practices." >> i don't think he understands the full definition of a war fighter, the war fighter is a profession of arms, it has standards if they have to be held to and they hold themselves to. >> gallagher who deployed eight times with the seals to intense combat zones was charged with multiple war crimes including murder but acquitted after the navy prosecution bungled the case in july. president trump pardon two soldiers and two separate war crimes cases ordered he retain his trident. >> you can get away with things, we have to have good order and discipline. >> i stuck up for three great warriors against the deep state. "i don't think you should do that." people have to be able to fight, these are great warriors. >> the head of the seals, defense secretary and others believe the process should be able to play out without interference from the
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white house. spencer ended the op-ed with "americans need to know that 99.9% of our uniformed members always have come always are, and always will make the right decision. our allies need to know we remain a force for good and to please bear with us as we move through this moment in time." the navy has dropped the trident peer review board for the three seals connected to the photos, now the controversy moves to the army where the soldier who president trump pardoned once his distinguished service cross back. >> mike: jennifer griffin at the pentagon tonight. china says the president's signing of legislation supporting pro-democracy protesters in hong kong will undermine cooperation between the worlds two largest economies. the reaction on the streets of hong kong was quite positive. correspondent benjamin hall shows us tonight. >> hundreds of american flags waved in the streets of hong kong today has protesters thank president trump for backing them.
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>> we want to say to united states citizens and also president donald trump, we want to thank them. >> president trump signed the human rights and democracy act banning the export of tear grass, pepper spray, and rubber bullets to the hong kong police, a second bill requires the state department carries out an annual review to check if hong kong has enough autonomy to justify favorable u.s. trading terms. president trump explained his decision saying "i signed these bills out of respect to president xi, china, and the people of hong kong. they are being enacted in hopes that leaders will be able to amicably settle their differences leading to long-term peace and prosperity for all." china reacted angrily and some of the u.s. ambassador telling him to stop meddling in hong kong affairs, they also threatened retaliation. >> hong kong is china's hong kong, hong kong affairs are purely china's internal affairs, no for an organization from a foreign government, or for an
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individual has the right to interfere. >> as they two nations get close to signing phase one of their trade deal, analysts say any retaliation would hurt china more than the u.s. >> short term, the chinese are huffing and puffing using all sorts of over-the-top language but they are not really going to do anything. >> in hong kong, please continue operations moving into the polytechnic university, seen of recent major clashes. >> they are still believed to b0 students hold up inside with molotov cocktails meeting this may yet escalate. it remains to be seen if china will retaliate but certainly it heighten tensions between the two countries. >> mike: south korea's military says north korea has fired two short range projectiles and says the weapons were sent from a super large multiple rocket launcher. the move comes three days after the north said its troops conducted artillery drills near its disputed sea boundary with
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south korea. ♪ intimates "democracy 2020 report" democratic presidential candidates are spending the holiday trying to connect to the voters will determine the political fates in just a few weeks, others are getting ready for the big push. gillian turner shows us tonight. >> not every 2020 candidates spent today eating turkey, senators kamala harris and amy klobuchar put in face time in iowa where the nation's first caucus is now just weeks away. harris is talking to seniors in des moines about drug pricing. >> my work is focused on health care and making sure everyone has access to the health care that you need and prescription medication is not unaffordable. >> front runners taking the day off are still trying to get their messages out to supporters. elizabeth warren tweeted a thanksgiving story, she is
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thankful her family and for a grassroots movement that's fighting alongside me. joe biden is off the trail this entire week that he's thankful for the troops and reminded voters that his campaign is about restoring the soul of america by recognizing the differences are precious in our similarities are infinite. pete buttigieg is celebrating in michigan said today i'm especially thankful for the sacrifices in uniform, protecting us abroad so that we may celebrate at home. the holiday wasn't without drama. mueller is facing blowback over recent comments in which critics say he unfairly compared his experience as a man to the plight of black americans. >> i do not have the experience of ever having been discriminated against because of the color of my skin, i do have the experience of some kind times feeling like a stranger in my own country. >> one councilman in south bend it said when you see me, you would know i'm african-american from day one trend. when someone is or unless they
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tell, no one is going to know that. kamala harris is making a comeback on the 2020 trail. michael bloomberg's campaign refers to the daily news, the aide has joined as deputy coo. >> mike: this is a bittersweet thanksgiving for tens of thousands of people in east texas, they are not home for this holiday because of a mandatory evacuation sparked by a massive fire at a chemical plant that injured three people. correspondent christina coleman as our update tonight. >> firefighters are hard at work battling an in front of the begin early wednesday morning in southeast texas, about 50,000 people were forced to evacuate their homes after an explosion sent a chemical plant up in
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flames. >> i'm wondering how we didn't suffer a significant loss of life. >> the chemical plant produces more than 900 million pounds of material a year including a gas use for a variety of synthetic materials including rubber and nylon. a state environment officials are working are working around-the-clock monitoring air quality around the site. >> i can confirm the situation is improving but we are not completely out of the woods yet. >> officials say the initial blast could be felt up to 30 miles away, a second explosion later towered into the sky. >> it burned off and took off like a rock at. >> about 200 people work at the facility but only 30 employees were at the plant at the time of the explosion. in the laurel and her family live nearby and had to evacuate thanksgiving eve but say they are still going to pull off a
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holiday dinner at a friend's house. >> will have fun. >> christina coleman, fox news. >> mike: which president has deported more illegal immigrants, trump or obama? will have the answer. here's what some of our fox affiliates run the country are covering tonight. a fox 14 in west monroe, louisiana, as residents clean up and assess damage after an apparent tornado hit the region. officials in mississippi say eight to ten houses were damaged and destruction was reported near louisiana in a rural town east of monroe. fox 10 in phoenix as firefighters find a 17-year-old girl stuck in a chimney after a failed attempt to sneak back into her house following a late night. a friend of the victim says the girl was stuck for about an hour and a half before rescuers arrived. what about the girls parents? the friend says they were so mad. this is a live look at new york
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>> mike: a liberal activist group is launching a digital campaign ad targeting "the federalist" society that has championed judges appointed by president trump, the ads will appear on linkedin and facebook, they will criticize the major law firms that sponsored "the federalist" society recent annual dinnerware supreme court justice brett kavanaugh addressed more than 2,000 people at washington's union station. the american civil liberties union is criticizing president trump's plan to put mexican drug cartels on the government's list of terrorist organizations, the director of aclu's national security project says the policy would be cruel and counterproductive. he also says the administration should end what it calls the forced return to mexico of cartel victims. while it is true president trump
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has made cracking down on illegal immigration a centerpiece of his first term, in reality his administration lags far behind president obama's pace of deportations, national correspondent william takes a look at the numbers tonight. >> anyone who illegally crosses the border will be detained until they are removed out of our country. >> that was candidate trump's promise in 2016, supporters believed him and critics. it was true. three years in, some observers say trump looks like a slacker compared to president obama. >> you called me to porter in chief. >> he deported 1.1 million migrants in his first three years compared to an estimated 800,000 under president trump. >> at the height of the crisis, cbp apprehensions exceeded 5,000. >> what's different? two things. under obama, easily deportable mexican men vastly outnumbered
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other migrants, today central american asylum seeking families are entitled to judicial review and must be released after 21 days. under obama, county jails indiscriminately funneled millions of migrants to ice for deportation, today sanctuary cities and states cut off that pipeline, even stopping agents from enforcing the law in courthouses. >> this rule will affect a broad spectrum of individuals but especially communities of color and immigrant communities who have been the targets of isi ics operations. >> 50,000 a day, 40% more than obama. >> the system is so bogged down, some of these cases take a great amount of time. those in detention come from two places, 80% arrested have a criminal record, the most migrants in custody today arriving from the border don't. >> the actions by this administration are just morally
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reprehensible as i said, they're illegal. >> while it appears president trump removed fewer migrants than president obama, he filed more deportation cases than any president in 25 years but court orders and a lack of space forced him to release 250,000 families. >> william la jeunesse in los angeles. up next, the rise of anti-semitism in europe. iraqi officials say 40 protesters had been killed in the past 24 hours amid spiraling violence. protesters are occupying three key bridges in a standoff of security forces, at least 350 people have died since october 1st when thousands of protesters took to the streets to decry corruption and for services. hopes of finding survivors are fading in albania two days after a deadly quake struck the country's adriatic coast, at
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♪ >> mike: dozens of french activists blocked an amazon warehouse south of paris on the eve of black friday, there is increased opposition in france to what this country says is a thanksgiving sales phenomenon, some french lawmakers want to ban it altogether, demonstrations are expected tomorrow. a spike in hate message for an italian holocaust survivor comes as an alarm bells go off over a rise of anti-semitic acts across europe, italy has been considered on the low end of the spectrum, a full 11% of italians harbor anti-semitic attitudes. amy kellogg has more tonight from milan. >> shocks and exhausted by recent events, lily anna finally broke her silence telling an italian newspaper we must stop those who hate. i will not give up.
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she was sent to auschwitz at the age of 13 and became a target of hate messages after she proposed to commission to study hate in the italian senate, it was so serious police decided she needed protection. the 89-year-old has spent decades educating italians about the horrors of the holocaust and for those efforts she was made senator for life, a national treasure now under attack. heightening widespread concern in italy that racists and anti-semitic expression are on the upswing. >> a very serious matter obviously the government's duty but also a defeat. >> italian police raid 19 locations finding guns and swastikas said to belong to people setting up a nazi movement. african born soccer star was jeered with monkey sounds on the field, this lawyer said racist
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incident are on the rise in italy. >> there is a degree of freedom and the use of aggressive language in the first place that manifests itself is in sports. >> this garden is dedicated to those who have stood up to hatred and injustice, it was reopened by none other than liliana shortly after its opening, here at the entrance and throughout, the message is scrawled weren't necessarily those of hatred but it does represent the degradation of an important symbol. >> that has shaken up those who tend to discard him. >> i hear and i fear that something is changing in society. >> thousands gathered in milan and solidarity by the train tracks that took her to auschwitz, the message of the demonstration, milan does not hate. in milan, amy kellogg, fox news.
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>> mike: in tonight's focus on faith, an event on the united nations focusing on religious persecution, religious correspondent lauren green tells us violence against christians in particular is on the rise. >> the violence in sri lanka stricken christians on their holiest day of the year. >> i entered to the main gate of the church and suddenly i heard the explosion. black smoke was everywhere. i ran towards the church and i saw a screen acros across the f. >> two catholic churches in the philippines bombed leaving 20 dead and dozens wounded. >> i saw charred bodies of people, i personally knew for the past 20 years. >> victims telling their personal stories as the vatican's mission to the united nations held a conference to bring attention to the fact that christianity has officially
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become the most persecuted religion in the world and it's becoming a deepening crisis, while attacks against jews and muslims are on the rise, 8 out of 10 incidents are against christians. >> from this major pulpit, we start to echo. >> according to a newly released report, a catholic charity that brings aid to christians throughout the world, 11 christians are killed every day because of their faith. the report also says in south and east asia and notably china, sri lanka, and the philippines, there is an trinity of threats. islamic extremism, populist nationalism, and authoritarian regimes that threaten christians. >> here at the united nations, great britain is looking to introduce a resolution at the security council on the persecution of christians and other faiths.
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>> bret: thank for being here. obviously the focus in washington will be impeachment and it seems like it's heading towards your side of the capital with you as a juror. as you sit here tonight having watched what you've watched, how do you see this? >> i see it as a political blunt instrument that it has been throughout the entire process. when the hearings were private, it was pretty obvious that the democrats were using this as a way to be destructive to president trump himself and then when it comes into the public arena over the last several weeks, i think it showed itself again to be a very divisive, very partisan exercise and discouraging to the american public, but it will be coming over probably to the senate, i will be a juror, i'm all ears of course to try to figure that out once it comes onto my plate.
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>> bret: to that point, one of the people making the case is the house intelligence committee chair adam schiff, here is his closing argument. >> when the founders provided a mechanism in the constitution for impeachment, they were worried about what might happen if someone unethical took the highest office in the land and used it for their personal gain. in my view there is nothing more dangerous than an unethical president who believes they are above the law. >> bret: there are some republicans, will hurd from texas, others who said that what the president did and how he did it was inappropriate but not impeachable. are you in that camp? >> i think probably his inquiries can be construed as such but all the evidence had been second and third head evidence. i'll take what adam schiff in his own words and the seriousness with which he said
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it, i think he protests too much in his closing statement because he knows the facts are not there, the president has not been able to defend himself and so the process has been very much not what our founders wanted and our rule of law is founded on but is being used as a divisive partisan exercise and it's not doing justice to our system. >> mike: wow >> bret: the "washington examiner" this week had this in an opinion piece saying "republicans should admit trumps demands on ukraine were improper, if they are reasonably enough unconvinced that impeachment is the resi remedy,y should take other actions to steer him toward national interests. is censure something you think the set is going to look at? >> you can see the drumbeat beginning to develop in the house of representatives, several members or at least one member has mentioned that already. i think it's going to be
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predicated on what the house brings over to the senate and what is laid on the sense plate in terms of the articles of impeachment. i think if you look at the whole transcript of the phone call within a few minutes or so that the president made a statement about investigating corruption and mentioning an opponent, maybe that wasn't the exact proper way -- but the corruption issue is still a very viable issue in ukraine and something that we know that if we just fund countries without where the money is going to go, without looking at corruption, we are going to get what we deserve back which is not satisfaction. >> bret: if you look at the latest poll, it said should trump be removed and impeached from office, it's upside down now, 48 no, 45 yes. that is flipped from october, if you took a poll in west virginia, where would it be? >> if we took a poll in west virginia it would be 65%
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no. it would be 100%, why don't you do the job you're sent to do which is to fund the government, support the military, and move forward on really important issues of the day? >> bret: you think this process so far has already impeded big legislative efforts? >> we haven't gotten the national defense authorization past, we haven't passed usmca, the trade package with our neighbors mexico and canada which we know would be very useful to my state. i can't figure out why that hasn't come forward except the house of representatives doesn't want to give the president of win going into the election. we have an election in november, that's what elections are for. >> bret: you are just on a congressional delegation overseas and he went to afghanistan. speaking of the u.s. military, we have been there on the ground for a long time. your thoughts on that and the effort to get u.s. troops back home. >> we have 14,000 troops there right now, it was not lost on me
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that the areas that we are working on in terms of counterterrorism whether it's the tele- ban or isis or al qaeda are exceedingly important, we helped the afghan national forces and the national police and the government of afghanistan to secure more and more of their territory because if we don't and if we don't work in that train, advise, and assist capacity that we have been helping them with, they are going to be overtaken again by very violent terrorist groups which then endangers our homeland, it's about what is good for our own security and it has been long and hard and costly in a lot of lives and treasure, i think in the end, keeping to help support the morale of the troops is great, i'm so proud of them when i get to see them. >> bret: for the people who say "19 plus years we have done our duty there. >> i understand that, there are times when i feel that way
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myself. i think we can do a lot more with a lot less and put a lot less lives in danger if we follow the course that we have put forward. we are planning to draw down, that is obvious. the military leaders along with our nato partners feel that is very much in order. the afghanistan government, we have to strengthen that, that is a weak point right now because they had an election that is under question. i think as frustrating as it is and difficult as it is for the american public, we got to look at our homeland security and to stabilize that region of the world, it's part of our own homeland security. >> bret: senator shelley moore capito of west virginia. >> next up, the panel on the president's holiday trip to afghanistan and a handful of domestic and foreign policy challenges. eveloping digital to,
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♪ >> they want to make a deal, we'll see what happens. >> mike: president trump, the commander-in-chief with an unannounced visit to afghanistan to thank them for their service come a long way from their families on this holiday.
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also talking about the big picture for afghanistan. with that, let's bring in our panel. chief congressional correspondent for the "washington examiner," white house reporter for the associated press, and democratic strategist leslie marshall. your thoughts and the president turning up in afghanistan today? >> critical moment for the peace deal in afghanistan that has long eluded the united states, the president wants fewer troops there, there are about 12 or 13,000 troops, he wants it down to about 8,000, you can't do that if there is no peace deal and we haven't been able to achieve that, it was called off when that explosion killed an american soldier, the president said forget it, no more talks. now he's saying let's start again, let's start this up. it's still a real long road to get from just talking to american troops leaving. i think the president is becoming aware of the fact that if all the troops leave, the terror threat there will build again, potentially threatening the united states.
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it seems to me from listening to him today he did make this comment about total victory which i don't think anyone thinks is possible now but he did talk about the idea if we get a deal fine, if we don't, that's fine. that means that troops are going to stay there and that's the message i got from the president. >> mike: you covered the white house, the commander in chief visiting the troops in the holiday? >> the cloak and dagger is cool, the president visiting this country and flying into afghanistan and no one's going to know about it? it happened that way which is always kind of cool how these visits come down. the other part of this is how important this is, particularly going into 2020, if you can get some sort of peace deal and start working towards a draw down, that is the sort of bumper sticker foreign policy moment that he needs as he is towards november.
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>> mike: your thoughts on the images coming from afghanistan, seeing president trump with the troops, thanking them for their service and given them a pat on the back is there a long way from their families. >> it's the right thing to do whether democrat or republican, this is a nonpartisan issue, i would give the president a thumbs up on. what i would not give them a thumbs up on is hoping he can achieve any kind of peace deal with a taliban. you can't trust them, we've seen it before and when we walked away from the table they said we're going to start bombing people and they did just that with what they did in kabul. i hope there can be some piece, i agree it will be a feather in his foreign policy cap but i don't think that's going to be possible. as commander in chief, visiting troops are fighting for freedom when they are away from their families, i will give him a thumbs up on that. >> mike: sticking with foreign policy, north korea wishing us a happy thanksgiving u up to its metrics, let's listen to the japanese prime minister. >> we haven't confirmed anything
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falling into our territory or excessive economic zone, the frequent launch of ballistic missiles is a serious challenge not only for japan but also the international community. >> are the north koreans not getting enough attention? >> the north koreans are doing what they have done regardless of the republican president and the president now is seeing what other presidents have seen in the recent day of dealing with, which is unless we remove troops from the peninsula, they aren't going to stop what they are doing. we're looking at super launchers here, this is a leader, this is a nation not to be trusted and we are seeing that not only today but we have seen that, we cannot be calling this man or this nation our friend as the president so frequently does. >> this is a relationship the president has put a lot into, trying to take a different approach mother commanders in chief.
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>> when he came into office, this was the most difficult and dangerous position on the foreign policy menu. as he is going toward the end of his first term, it returns to being, the most difficult position he faces. it's tricky, he went from fire and fury to beautiful letters, you can't go back to fire and fury. kim jong un is not an idiot as the president has pointed out as well, he knows what's going on with impeachment, he knows what's going on with the election and i think he is going to play the pressure to the president. >> i agree with that, no one talks about how impeachment plays into all of this, it makes it hard for the president to move on a serious foreign policy initiative with north korea right now when he's being undercut in america. all foreign leaders know this but it's also a huge issue because the president thought he could achieve this deal. everybody knew north korea was
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going to be impossible to denuclearize and they want the sanctions removed, they want troops to stop, stop holding exercises in south korea which has not happened. this is out of frustration that the nuclear talks are not restarting come of those sanctions are still in place still hurting north korea and those joint military exercises are still happening, therefore kim jong un is going to keep up with these short-range missile attacks, this is on the two year anniversary of the icbm launch. there is going to be more of this. >> mike: to hot topic number 3 n to some of the people on the streets of hong kong. >> the silent majority express their voice but it's an uphill battle, we will continue to fight until the day we get a free election. >> hong kong quite happy the united states congress passed several bills standing up for people there and going against
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beijing, the president signed into law, your thoughts on this issue. >> they were celebrating today in hong kong, american flags, photos of trump, excited he signed the bill, he didn't have much of a choice because it was passed nearly unanimously in the house and the senate, they could easily override a veto, that is not a battle trump wants to get into right now, he did signal, he wasn't sure if he's going to sign this in part because we are trying to negotiate this big deal on china with trade, he does support the people of hong kong. it certainly looks good for him right now. >> mike: what about that? trying to get a trade deal with beijing? >> what surprised me is for the unconventional president he is, this was a conventional way to approach this. slow walking it in the last six days and wednesday night when most of washington was already tucked into thanksgiving announcing he was signing this,
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at the end of the day there's too much at stake for both beijing and washington to do anything. they are having pork shortage, a december 15th deadline going on that could affect things like toys or iphones, american companies are concerned about this as well. >> look, regardless of wall street or a trade deal which this could hurt, i'm surprised the president came to the table despite the fact you had unanimous approval in the senate and only one republican who didn't in the house built for this, you're seeing this not only do our elected politicians want this but america wants this and we had to do this if we are going to ring the bell of freedom and democracy throughout the world, this is something as a leader and the leader of the free world the president had to do. i'm surprised he didn't push back more and i'm glad that he
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did this. >> mike: quite a day inform policy, thanks very much. when we come back, a small boy's big thanksgiving mission.
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>> bret: tonight, a 6-year-old boy and a heartwarming thanksgiving mission gathering loads of gobblers. >> my mom showed me a picture of a kid sleeping on a rock so i just thought maybe they aren't like us, maybe they just need something to eat. my goal is to try to fill up the whole back of my mom's car. >> bret: what a guy. jude raised the call for turkeys for the homeless in the heartfelt video facebook message with his mom's help, he collected 32 turkeys, about 600 pounds of poultry for the homeless in his las vegas community, shine generosity on a
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day we give things for our many blessings. great job to jude. congratulations to his proud parents. thanu for watching special report it. happy thanksgiving. a special treat tonight, charles krauthammer and his words. >> faith in something that one has or doesn't have. it's a difficult concept for me. the one thing i do believe is that of all the possible views of god, atheism is the least plausible. the idea that there is no meaning or purpose or origin that the universe always was. that cannot be. i sometimes joke and say that i don't believe in god and they fear him gratefully. ♪