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massive free speech night musk has ahead of him. musk in turn said check out this interview. he said it was an accurate interview. elon musk said this is the podcast and interview you need to go check out. >> harold: congrats. >> judge jeanine: that is very impressive. all right, everybody. that's it for us. have a great weekend. bret baier is next. ♪ >> bret: good evening and welcome to washington i'm bret baier. breaking tonight, when it comes to economic news, president biden had a pretty bad week. dismal news of the economic kind today from the markets. technology stocks were to blame for the sharp decline. the dow down 939 today. the s&p 500 lost 156. the largest one day decline in almost two years. the nasdaq fell 537. april was a tough month for investors. the dow down by almost 5 percentage points. the s&p 500 finished the month off almost 9. the nasdaq plummeted 13.75. its
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biggest monthly decline since the 2008 financial crisis. the bad news from wall street continues as the federal reserve considers raising interest rates to fight inflation which has skyrocketed and yesterday's negative reports showing that u.s. economy shrank for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. fox business correspondent jackie deangela's is in new york to break down the numbers. good evening, jacqui. >> good evening to you, bret. that's right, stocks plunging on wall street today in the biggest sell off in almost two years. several concerns driving this today. a measure of inflation called the pce. that's personal consumption expenditure prices up 6.6% year over year. the highest since january of 1982. this is a little different than the consumer price index that everyone talks about which is trending up 8.5% year over year. one tells you how much prices are rising this one tells you what consumers pay across a basket of items and accounts for
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how their behavior changes in response to market dynamics. the fed watches both numbers to see how consumers are absorbing inflation and is going to think about these factors in deciding how much to raise interest rates next week. remember, when rates rise, it costs more to borrow money to buy a home, a car, pretty much anything that needs to be financed. that impacts consumers. but it also impacts the borrowing power of corporations. they will be paying more to service their debts. they won't borrow as much to finance new projects. that can chill profits and growth. and as we learned, growth contracted this week by 1.4% in the united states. if we see negative growth for two consecutive quarters, that will mean the country is in recession. company news adding to the pressure today apple saying it could see an $8 billion hit to sales in the current quarter because of supply chain issues and lockdowns in china. then amazon forecasting its sales to be lighter than
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expected in the current quarter as well. online shopping is tapering as the pandemic winds down. jeff bezos saw his wealth plunge a staggering $20 billion today because of amazon's report. all this uncertainty coupled with the ongoing war between russia and ukraine not allowing wall street to go into the weekend with ease, bret. >> bret: all right, jackie, thank you. asian stocks were uptoday. china's economy has struggled greatly among beijing's zero covid policies. shutdowns and restrictions have disrupted shipments and manufacturing from china and the economic report did not indicate any changes to china's strategy for fighting coronavirus outbreaks. meantime members of the president's administration are trying to put a positive spin on things tonight. they're acknowledging increasing inflation in the u.s. without describing any long-term effects. and administration officials continue to insist the border crisis is being handled.
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but not everyone in the president's party agrees. white house correspondent jacqui heinrich has details tonight. >> president biden needs a reality check on the economy. according to former president obama's top economic adviser. >> it felt a little like the president was under playing the risk this war in ukraine is likely going to be quite extend the. the u.s.s. is getting further involved, russia cut off gas to europe, i do think there are some substantial geopolitical risks to -- that could usher us towards recession. >> members of the biden cabinet are starting to hint inflation may be around for a while. >> some economists are suggesting that inflation is going to level off a bit but it's just so hard to know because we don't know what's going to happen on the war side. >> residential investment all up. >> they are keeping the same
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playbook top voter concerning immigration despite acknowledging it's making democrats vulnerable in the midterms. >> and the president shares the concern about the lack of a workable immigration system. and that impacts many of the border states leaders quite a bit. >> a little more than three weeks from expected surge when title 42 is lifted, biden spoke with his mexican counterpart but did not pressure for more enforcement. >> the tone of the call was very constructive this was not a call where president biden was threatening the mexican president in i had way. >> republicans states suing to keep title 42 in place may find favor in court. a may 13th hearing over a temporary injunction not looking good for the white house. >> the judge has indicated he will rule unfavorably towards the administration at this time. >> the president still has no plans to see the border crisis firsthand. >> is it something he would consider doing before the [inaudible] set to meet with the leaders of central and south america to see the situation firsthand before having that
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robust conversation? >> well, is he meeting with leaders of countries that he has traveled to many times and certainly is very familiar with the issues that will be discussed which is addressing root causes. >> if the courts rule that the administration can't lift title 42, the justice department would handle an appeal. today the white house would not say whether the president would want that to go all the way to the supreme court. bret? >> bret: jacqui heinrich live on the north lawn. thank you. as a record number of migrants enter the u.s. across the southern border. the biden administration continues to claim its policies are not encouraging illegal immigration and this it is effectively handling the situation at the border. those living near the border see a completely different picture. correspondent bryan llenas is in south texas tonight. >> whoa. >> help me, help me this man breathlessly screams. country and life he says as he swims about 50 yards across the rio grande from mexico eagle
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pass texas where he was picked up by border patrol. half a dozen migrants who traveled two months made it ashore, too. this man said the mexican government treated them horribly, extorting them at every turn, demanding bribes, threatening to take their documents and turn them away. over and over again, migrants, sometimes in groups of 50 or more are crossing in the eagle pass coming from central america to as far as away as africa. this woman risked her life, toddler in hand in a river that's reportedly claimed the lives of two dozen migrants and a national guardsman in the last month. >> we don't feel safe. >> yolanda is the mayor pro temp of eagle pass, texas. a democrat where over 95% of the city's population is latino and a county president biden won in 2020. >> i respect president biden very much. he is our president, you know, and as americans, that's what we do. we respect our president. but as far as being managed the way it should be, i can tell you he is welcome to come over here.
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is he welcome to visit and i can tell you that this is not effective management. i don't care what anybody says today the national guard installed cleared brush and inel stalled more concertina wire. forces have stepped up the security presence. but record illegal migration continues. in eagle pass today, border patrol vans released mexican nationals at a foot bridge back into mexico. in the rio grande valley, 40 migrants were found in a locked metal box in nogales, 16,000 fentanyl pills were seized. >> back here eagle pass, texas, behind me is memorial honorable 22-year-old national guard specialist bishop evans who drowned last week while trying to save migrants. his funeral services are tomorrow in arlington, texas. bret? >> bret: bryan llenas along the border, thank you.
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this week doorks doom do you alejandromayorkas. sending missiles into the capital city amid a visit from the united nations secretary general. correspondent griff jenkins is also in kyiv tonight with the latest developments from the war. good evening, griff. >> good evening, bret. the war is entering day 66 here with missile strikes across the country. the white house urges americans not to travel to ukraine for any reason but also offering sympathy for the marine veteran killed on the battlefield. >> we know a family is mourning a wife is mourning, and our hearts are with them 22-year-old willie cancel first u.s. stain die while fighting alongside ukrainians leaving behind a wife and 7-month-old son. the orange county new york
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native was a corrections officer and working for a private military contracting company according to his mother. he flew into poland march 12th and crossed into ukraine the next day. unclear exactly how he died. meanwhile, missile strikes rocked the capital on the same day the u.n. secretary general met with president zelenskyy. clean up crews out this morning in central kyiv you can see an apartment building just shattered by two missiles. what's interesting about this strike though if you look on the other side of the street, that is the arc of military weapons factory. that's apparently what the target was we talked to a gentleman who has property inside women of these buildings and he said that it is putin targeting civilians, not military targets is what really angers him. >> the world already knows what is happening here. you can see around us. this is something horrible happening right now in ukraine. >> the attack killed female journalist vera working for radio free europe and injuring
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10 others. at the pentagon, spokesman john kirby got emotional talking about what putin is doing in ukraine. >> i can't talk to a psychology about but i think we can all speak its depravity. >> this as the situation in mariupol is growing more dire. a commander inside the steel plant hoping the u.n. can finally open a humanitarian corridor. >> only on day 63, yesterday to come here to mariupol we hope [inaudible] >> and, bret, we spoke just few hours ago on the phone with the commander of the marines in mariupol. he says he doesn't know how long he can hold on. he has run out of food, water and medicine e is calling on president biden now to intervene and get them out. bret? >> bret: griff jenkins live in kyiv. griff, thanks. up next we take to you ohio where republicans from out of state hope to influence next week's primary election there.
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first, beyond our borders tonight. at least 10 people are dead after a powerful explosion at a mosque in afghanistan. the taliban says another 30 people were hurt in that blast. hundreds of worshipers had gathered for prayers on the final friday of ramadan. no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. kenyans paid their final respects to former president. authorities declared a public holiday to honor the late leader who served two terms from 2002 to 2013. can a backy will be buried tomorrow at his an says stroll gnome just some of the other stories beyond our borders tonight. we'll be right back. ♪
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win. mandel tells fox election day he will be back on top. we have army of christian warriors christian pro-life activists throughout the state of ohio who are ready to run through the brick wall. the latest fox news poll trailing author and businessman j.d. vance whose hillbilly he will i didn't. >> that this man is going to win. >> late surge in support after earning former president trump's endorsement. 37-year-old who criticized trump in the past is now fully embracing the president's political machine. >> we have got a ridiculous leadership even on the republican side that tries to undue some of the best things that donald trump did over the past four years. >> trump and his america first agenda are dom nation the primary and g.o.p. strategists believe tuesday's results could impact primaries far beyond ohio. >> loot of people around the country are waiting to see what ohio does in the republican senate race. a lot of people want to know
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whether or not donald trump's endorsement means something. >> state senator matt dolan who is not seeking trump's support is also seeing a late surge in the polls. but it's unclear if it's going to be enough to help him overcome vance's lead. fox found in its poll a quarter of ohio primary voters were still undecided. bret? >> bret: mark, thank you. it was another fiery show down between georgia gubernatorial candidates thursday night during a debate hosted by wtoc in savanna. former senator from georgia david perdue once again attacked incumbent governor brian kemp for not doing enough to investigate fraud claims following the 2020 election. the candidates also sparred over how to handle violent crime and who could defeat democratic challenger stacey abrams. >> i'm in here to protect my state this man has sold outside out to the radical left. we will stop this madness and we will beat stacy abrams even though our governor has can divided the party. >> if we are going to beat stacy
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abrams somebody who is going to focus on today and how we win in november. not try to look back like david perdue and stacey abrams have been and not admit that they lost elections. >> bret: kemp and perdue face off final debate sunday night. early voting begins monday in georgia for the may primary. president biden is facing criticism from all sides for his immigration policy and that includes hispanic voters. senior correspondent alicia acuna spoke with hispanic voters across the country on their views on the border crisis. >> from florida. >> we do need a president that will take care of our borders so we can keep our country more safe. >> to california. >> certain parties allow these immigrants to come in hopes that we will get votes in return. >> immigration remains one of the top issues for hispanic voters. the once reliable segment of the electorate now may be waning in its support of democrats. a recent quinnipiac poll finds
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president biden's approval among hispanic voters sits at just 26%. florida senator rick scott chair of the national republican senatorial committee is charged with turning democrat misfortunes into g.o.p. gains in the midterms. >> . these elections are won by less than 2% of the vote. if have you 7% of your vote is hispanic and republicans win we will win those statewide races. >> the appointed project 11.6 million latino also scas ballots in 2022 a 17.4% increase from 2014. >> don't assume that immigration is going to be the single driving issue
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records are likely in possession of the trump organization. as it stands now, according to the judge, the former president is being fined $10,000 a day until those documents appear. he is, of course, appealing. a hunter biden associate who is head of a company with ties to china's communist party made at loos seven visits to the white house during the obama administration. francis person also served as an adviser to then vice president joe biden before becoming president of the harvest group. emails reviewed by fox business show hunter biden discussed business dealings involving the firm with person. person tells fox news digital the visits were, quote: personal in nature and that he was visiting old friends. we're learning more tonight about president biden's new committee to prevent disinformation nina jankovicz will lead that board as social media sparks fear over false content. correspondent david spunt tells us why some of her posts are
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definitely raising some eyebrows. good evening, david. >> bret, good evening to you. nina jankovicz has quite an online presence in 2020 she spoke about then president trump and his frequent criticism of the media. she also said this about the potential for government to police free speech. >> i would never want to see our executive branch have that sort of power and that's why, you know, the legislative process, our duly elected officials is really important that sort of consultive rule-making process and we can't just govern by executive order anymore. >> about a year later on social media, she posted she was the marry poppins of disinformation. >> are ♪ >> bret, critics specifically
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point to her stance on the laptop once belonging to hunter biden in 2020 she told the associated press in an interview, quote: we should view it as a trump campaign product. the white house officials say while the board itself is new, the effort is not disinformation efforts were well underway during the trump years through cybersecurity and law enforcement partnerships. stopping disinformation from russia, china, even south of the border has been on the checklist for years. >> there's no question everybody, that was bipartisan support for that to address disinformation. that's helping smugglers pushing helping people migrate or providing false information prompting people to migrate. >> and, bret, we spoke to the general counsel of net choice a trade association that promotes free speech on the internet. he says just leave the policing to private companies. >> i don't care who is in the
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seat. whether it's a democrat or republican. any time you hand over this power to the government, it's incredibly difficult to get it back and it violates core principles and tenets of this nation. >> i mentioned the department of homeland security has been fighting disinformation for years, but how is this specific board different? it's a fair question. one we have within asking for two days. we have have not gotten one response despite multiple tries from the department of homeland security. bret? >> bret: and i will ask the secretary about that this weekend. david spunt at the doj. david, thanks. let's bring in fox news contributor tyrus author of "just tyrus" a memoir. first of all, congratulations on the book. i want to talk about in a second. it's awesome i'm about halfway through it i want to talk to you about this story. this disinformation thing. if i didn't see and it say that this is real story, i would think someone was pulling our chain with the mary poppinss song and the whole thing. what's your thought. >> when i first saw it i thought this is a great gutfeld stunt
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unfortunately not even he could come up with this. i find it hilarious that when you want to do something to stop disinformation, you go out and find a person who likes disinformation so much she is willing to sing about it. i mean, it's just unbelievable. you can't -- in merit to do something like this, you would have to have somebody who is willing to talk about their own biases and be open about them and first of all, if she was serious about this job, she would apologize for her comments about the hunter biden story. she would would apologize making comments and making songs and talk about how that was not appropriate for somebody who was seriously considering disinformation. what they really need to say is we are interested in policing anyone with a separate opinion of our information. i think that's what this is really about. because i can't see any way shape or form that this was the leading candidate to run that job unless her job was specifically to stop people of the right and people of different opinions of this
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administration and not only she can sing about it. i feel bad for julie andrews. why did she have to be dragged into this. >> bret: lit's talk about the book "just tyrus, a memoir" dedicate it to all the lost boys. how did you find the strength to be so resilient in really a tough upbringing with not a lot of role models? >> first it was my mother. >> those who read the book my mother was victim of severe domestic violence. and being her son, i felt it was my job to protect mommy and eventually got enough courage and attempted to which resulted in me being on the wrong end of some abuse. but that, in fact, inspired my mother to get us out of that situation. so, that i kind of picked and chose my role models growing up. i talk about how lowe ferrigno and the incredible hulk i wanted to be him.
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i wanted to turn big and green and protect my family. i didn't turn green but i got big. the dream rusty roads. i would identify people on tv and got lucky being in a foster home with a man who really took me under his wing and showed me what it was truly to be a man. >> bret: i was struck by your acknowledgments. you say thanks mom and dad. my mother could have had an abortion and no one would have questioned her at 15 years old but she chose to have me. dad, thank you for never being there because if you were there, i just would be like you. i learned from other men. i embraced accomplishments and accountability and i'm better in life than you ever could understand. it took forgiving myself and ultimately forgiving you. i hated you most of my life for not trying. now i understand some people get knocked down and answer the count and some just lay there. you couldn't get up and lucky for me it's not genetic thing it's a you thing. thanks. enough said. that's powerful stuff. and deep stuff. and the book is really lot of
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advice to people who might be in a bad spot. >> it's a journey. because that hatred or hurt me a lot in life. i wasn't able -- and as i got older and as i started to depend on people for advice and listening to because listen something the toughest thing to do when you are angry. and being able to say thank you for not being there shows where i have gotten to. there was a point in my life i talk about a lot golden ticket what's your excuse in everything i'm bad in relationships because i don't have a dad. i can't hold a job down because i didn't have a dad. i don't listen to coaches because i didn't have a dad. when things become your crutch, you stop growing. one thing during all of this, during some tough times when my grandmother gave me great advice she said it's not the things that happen to you. it's your reaction that you are judged by. you are going to get hit in the mouth it enjust depends on whether you are going to lay there and stand up and fight back. what are you going to do? that has literally been my whole life you get fired, you get
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knocked down. the longer you lay there and wallow in it or make it a part of your life, you are never going to grow. you have to accept it and you got to get moving and i have done a pretty good job of that. >> bret: the fox crowd loves you and i'm sure the book is going to be a huge success again. just tyrus, a memoir. we really appreciate you coming on. >> thanks, it was an honor. never afraid. i want to say real quick you have the strongest golf pants game of all time. unbelievable. >> bret: thank you, sir. all right. we will see you. >> thank you. >> bret: more legal questions emerge about the finances of black lives matter. we'll bring you that. ♪ i may be close to retirement, but i'm as busy as ever. and thanks to voya, i'm confident about my future. voya provides guidance for the right investments. they make me feel like i've got it all under control. [crowd cheers] voya. be confident to and through retirement. at adp, we use data-driven insights to design hr solutions to help you engage and retain top performers today,
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♪ >> bret: black lives matter is facing legal action from another state over its finances. indiana's attorney general is demanding the group turn over documents showing how it is using charitable donations. national correspondent william la jeunesse digs into where that money is going. >> this is about whether or not they stole millions of dollars from hoosiers or from people across the nation. >> indiana's attorney general todd rokita sued black lives matter this week demanding five years of financial records. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. >> it's pretty frightening to see a nonprofit of this size not
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have a really solid governing body and based on the tax filings that are available it really appears that no one is running the organization. >> not one of the three major charity oversight groups give the blm global network foundation a passing grade. >> there is a big gigantic bold question mark on this charity. >> every nonprofit is required to file financial statements showing who gave, how much, and how it was spent. >> black lives. >> matter. >> despite claiming to have raised $90 million in 2020. blm told the state of california it had zero revenues or expenses. and failed to file reports in indiana and other states. >> we're not seeing how the money that was given to them was spent on anything that relates to their mission. >> despite global recognition, blm's books mostly have felony flown underthe radar until the f
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$6 million by a former boyfriend of a blm co-founder using a shell corporation. 10 local blm chapters criticize the lack of transparency and yesterday the south bend chapter said it's cooperating with indiana's investigation. >> rokita sued blm after it failed to turn over a single document by march 25th deadline. blm said today it is working to address the matter. indiana says so far they have seen no evidence of that. blm has three weeks to respond. bret? >> bret: william, thank you. up next, the panel on president biden's bad week economic woes. the crisis at the southern border. questions over the administration's new disinformation board. midterm elections plus winners and losers. we will see if we can get it all in. first here is what some of our fox affiliates are covering tonight. fox 5 in new york as family and friends attend a funeral for a firefighter killed in the line of duty. timothy klein died sunday while battling a house fire in brooklyn. the service followed a procession that traveled through klein's hometown of breezy
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point. and this is a live look at phoenix from fox 10. arizona amputee sets unofficial world record for the most consecutive daily marathons. thursday jackie hunt ran 26.2 miles. get this, it was the 102nd day in a row that she did that. she is not done yet. she plans to run two more marathons today and tomorrow ending saturday with 104 consecutive marathons. that's crazy. that's tonight's live look outside the beltway from "special report." we'll be right back. ♪ this girl is on fire ♪ ♪ this girl
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♪i've traveled every road in this here land!♪ ♪i've been everywhere, man.♪ ♪i've been everywhere, man.♪ ♪of travel i've had my share, man.♪ ♪i've been everywhere.♪ ♪♪ >> global pandemic and now russia's invasion of ukraine underscores the likelihood of large economic shocks. >> i'm not concerned about a recession. the g.d.p., you know falling 1.4%. >> i do think there are some substantial geopolitical risks to that could usher us toward recession. >> the biggest unknown is the tightening cycle if they don't hike rates a lot there is going to be inflation. if they do there is going to be a massive recession. >> bret: it was not a good week when it came to the economy and the biden administration. the "new york times" writes seven lessons democrats need to learn fast.
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it is possible to overstimulate the economy at 8.5% inflation america is a lot higher than in, say, europe. some economists estimate that democrats $1.9 trillion american rescue plan added between 2 and 4 percentage points to the u.s. inflation rate. year after year democrats imagination that if they can hand people checks and benefits they will be rewarded with votes allowing them build a dominant majority coalition. it is not that simple. again, "new york times." let's bring in our panel fox news political analyst byron jun williams byron york and mollie hemingway editor and chief at the federalist. mollie, a lot of stuff happened this week. i think the economy is the thing that everybody feels the most, obviously with inflation and as we head towards an election. >> it's the biggest threat to democrats right now not only because people feel inflation at the gas pump when they're buying groceries but also because everything has gone poorly for the biden administration with the exception of that
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infrastructure bill that they got passed. and inflation destroys the infrastructure plan. there is a lot riding on promises to have big projects that are going to be completely eaten up by that it's a very bad situation. >> bret: tough day on the markets, juan. and obviously there is not a lot of tracking of what the markets do compared to where the economy is. but, is there a feeling like now is the time for student loan debt earab sure? >> well, there is in the biden administration. there is a big argue. about it argument whether you antagonize people who paid off versus whether you are helping pee economically burdened by student loans and that's a real conversation. in terms of the overall economy, any time you have a minus sign in front of your g.d.p. it's not good news obviously. but the -- seems to me you have to be careful here. i think what have you seen from wall street is, look, the pillars of the economy remain pretty strong, in terms of low
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unemployment, people -- corporate profits remain strong. unemployment not issue because companies are not trying to workers they are trying to retain workers at this juncture. i think from wall street, you hear a lot of people saying maybe this is a time to look at the market for where you might want to pick up some -- >> bret: here -- this is van jones over at cnn talking about this environment politically. >> day-to-day day reality black folk hasn't improved. it's gotten worse. you are starting to see disappointment factor set in. >> bret: gallup has the unemployment rating among black adults drop is significant. it's 20 points from where it was last time around. put up that poll. and also with young people. there you see 87 to 67, 18 to 29-year-olds, 61 to 38. that's real when it comes to
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elections. >> it's very real. the thing is does it last in the question is we are six months out, i think, today from the election. you know what's interesting is the reason for that which is people feel like he hasn't done big things. and here thinking about the black community you are thinking about police reform, hasn't happened. you are thinking about voter suppression, hasn't stopped anything like that. and then you go onto the economy. which is our topic of the day. >> bret: yeah, yeah. byron, part of the problem that they came in to this president saying that he was going to be fdr with a majority that was tremendously slim in the senate and the house. >> no majority at all in the senate. it's a functional majority and a 50/50 senate because the vice president can break the tie. in the house, what? five seat majority? very, very hard to get things done. i think one of the problems with democrats is that they have alienated their old traditional working class, white working
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class base depending on highly educated big city dwellers and now that makes them more dependent on the old obama coalition. minorities, women and young people. and they are having a very tough time with that whole group hispanic voters are just hemorrhaging hispanic voters. all of this looks terrible before you talk about a quarter in which the g.d.p. went down 1.4%. >> bret: i have to mention this disinformation governance board dhs. it seemed outlandish when the story came up, mollie, but it is a story. and the white house is defending the person, nina jankovicz. >> it's a massive story not just for this person but a big push from a lot of the left is to suppress speech. suppress freedom of the press this person in particular is someone who traffics in disinformation. she pushed the russia collusion hoax. she falsely claimed that the hunter biden was russian disinformation. the idea that this person would
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oversee a board that has anything to do with what americans are saying and that it's up to the department of homeland security is troubling after what the justice department did going after parents who were considered political opponents, this is a huge threat to the republic. it sounds like a soviet era 1970s kind of behavior. and senators and everyone should be doing everything they can to hold people accountable and make sure this isn't funded and that people who put this in place are fired and everything that needs to hand. >> bret: but there is no way this goes through, is it? >> i hope so. i think we do have a problem with disinformation in this country. a big difference i think mollie and i would just disagree on this. i don't think this is about censorship. i think this is about the fact that there is so much disinformation. you think about something like qanon. i think it's a quarter of republicans who believe these theories about pedophiles and the like. >> bret: i get it you understand the other side mollie mentioned twitter blocks if you mention the wuhan lab and months later the wuhan lab. >> this is why we are having major conversations and i think they are coming to capitol hill
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any minute about how you regulate properly regulate. it's not about censoring everybody. everybody should be able to speakenned a be heard. >> it's about censoring. that is what is happening with tech oligarchs. censoring, deplatforming the old els circulating newspaper in the country saying you can't even debate really important top pings. we do have a problem with disinformation. it is primarily with establishment figures who have bought into crazy conspiracy theories like the russia collusion hoax but the best way to fight it is through good reporting and debate. >> bret: quick winners and losers down the row. >> winner all twitter here the babylon bee was locked out of twitter, still locked out of twitter because of a joke it made about rachel lavigne, that's probably going to change under new leadership. my loser is the gadde, the chief legal officer who broke into tears about elon musk purchase. she is very worried about losing twitter censorship policies. she is not that big of loser
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because she made $17 billion twitter. >> elon musk winner to fight. the loser white house press corps doesn't have anything to write about. they are my loser this week. >> bret: winner loser juan. >> china the big loser shut down coming to beijing big biggest city. liz cheney is the winner because of the tapes it looks like she held to her position and kevin mccarthy was the one who was flip-flopping. >> bret: see where it goes. thanks, panel, we made it through. ♪ ♪ >> bret: well, it is friday. it is friday. time for "notable quotables." of. >> the first step in winning is believing that you can win. >> are you worried that this might turn into a proxy war between the u.s. and russia? is this turning into a proxy war? >> no. it's not. >> it's difficult to look at some of the images and imagine that any well-thinking serious
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mature leader would do that. >> i'm not concerned about a recession. >> families across the country are struggling with the rapidly rising prices of staples like groceries and gasoline. >> how about the lost voices for people dying from fentanyl. do we have operational control? yes or no. >> yes, we do. >> somebody in this country has to stand up and do something to secure the border. >> here is my student loan plan. you took out the loan. pay it back. >> a done deal for twitter. >> certainly been our share of complaints about the way it's been run in the past. >> he is a twit so i think that's a nice parallel. >> we are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic stage. >> there is no question that we are in a moment, a different moment in our fight against covid. but we also note covid isn't over and the pandemic isn't over. >> most of us understand the difference between a hotel ballroom and an airplane. >> bret: nerd prom this weekend here in d.c. join me this weekend for "fox news sunday" i will speak with alejandro mayorkas.
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should be an interesting show. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight and this week. that's it for this "special report," fair balanced and still unafraid. guess what? you get judge jeanine pirro in for jesse tonight. hey, judge. >> judge jeanine: hey, thank you so much, bret. ♪ ♪ >> judge jeanine: twitter is soon-to-be bought. elon musk upset a lot of people online for posting a simple people. showing how far left the democrat party has moved over the past few years. now, musk went on to say that he, quote: strongly supported obama for president but today's democratic party has been hijacked by extremists. elon musk is wrong. the democratic party isn't being held hostage by