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what did they learn about north korea? plus the investigation on russia. what's next? we'll ask a member of thsenate intel committee. and the head of planned parenthood reacts to the president's first 100 days and what they mean for women. a voi. the head of planned parenthood reacts to the president's first 100 days and what they mean for women. "the 11th hour" begins now. good evening. i'm nicole wallace. brian has the night. on it is day 97 of the trump administration and this white house is desperately seeking a win before that 100-day mark. what did they do? they roll out a tax plan. it drops the corporate tax rate to final%. the top tax rate to individuals drops to 35%. it also reduces the seven individual tax brackets to three. 10%, 25% and 35%. now democrats have repeatedly said that negotiations on tax
reform will go nowhere until they see the president's tax returns. the administration pushed back on that today. >> will the president release his tax returns so that -- >> the president has released plenty of information and has given more financial disclosure than anybody else, i think the american population has plenty of information. >> right there. right there. other people have the right to ask questions. >> according to our estimations in the 2005 returns out there, getting rid of the alternative minimum tax would save him, he would only have paid $5.3 million in federal income taxes. so your response to those citizen hikes say could it benefit his own businesses. >> let me comment, what this is about is creating jobs and creating economic growth. and that's what massive tax cuts
and massive tax reform in simplifying the system is what we're going to do. it is just another example of a third complicated set of rules.
>> democrats were also swift to react to all of this. chuck schumer said the president's plan makes life easier for wealthy and special interests and makes life harder for middle class and lower income americans. eugene robinson, pulitzer prize winning columnist for the "washington post" and steve kornacki in new york. ari, i want to start with you. you know a lot more about tax reform than do i. why is the president rolling out another piece of legislation without having republicans in congress on board first? >> well, i think they largely are on board. if you remember, republicans
talked about it. they're on board. they're there for tax reform. they have said that the money isn't there and there's some resistance to spending this kind of money on tax cuts before they generated more revenue. isn't thathe case? >> well, they are on board. this is dogma to republicans as you well know. and it has been talked about for years. and donald trump ran on it. i think you have to go back to when two-thirds of the people thought the economy was on the wrong track. we've had growth for the last eight to ten years. the problem is it particularly hurts middle income working americans. and donald trump's belief, by cutting taxes you can increase economic growth and that's what the economy needs. i don't think there's anything surprising or unusual about this. >> i read tonight somewhere that paul ryan said they didn't have the votes for this yet. do you see a collision course
with republicans in congress? >> i think i would take issue with what ari said in one respect. i think this is a surprising and unusual proposal because it is so, it is so wild. cutting rates this much blows something like a $5 trillion hole in the deficit. increases the debt by much over a decade. and it is also dogma in the republican party that we need to worry long fwerm the mounting federal debt. this just sends it to the moon. that will be tough for a lot of fiscal conservative republicans, i think, to swallow. remember that it is also dogma and republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. that hasn't worked out so well yet. and this, it is even more fundamental to a lot of republican who's really, really worry about the deficit.
>> steve, let me bring you in here. what kind of test do you think donald trump faces to prove that he can legislate? >> i think the test is, can you get this through? and i think eugene is right. the major issue, it looks like the sfrat they'll go with here is not bynum. pass this with republican votes. it means if you got the republican votes, you can get it through. the stumbling block they'll have is the question of the deficit. here's the issue. house republicans under paul ryan. they liked the idea of tarm. okay. it is neutral. they're saying they don't want to go down that road. if you don't replace it, then the deficit becomes the issue. this is where there might be linkage to the other big
development. that's this deal that the house freedom caucus struck on the issue of obamacare, repeal and replace. remember. not a very popular bill. but what did they say in that there would be savings on the deficit. >> right. so could you find a way. and they're saying maybe that would come first. if you could find a way to pass, repeace and replace obamacare, could you get some saving there's that might then overcome the internal resistance. a lot of pieces there. a huge challenge to put something like that together. >> listen, he is right about the sort of place that tax cuts hold in the hearts of traditional publics and conservatives. but the promises were as important as the voters. and i was just back in michigan and pennsylvania. without even asking them, they talked about how they're still waiting for action. and the white house has a
statement from the president saying, do we have it? this afternoon, president trump spoke with both presidents of mexico and canada and the conversations were pleasant and productive. he agreed not to terminate nafta at this time. he will work to make it better. i know from talking to the voters, what they heard during campaign baltimore he would pull us out of nafta. i'm pretty sure they'll be deflated by this commitment to stay in nafta. what do you think the fine line is that the president has to walk? >> it's an interesting one. there's symbolism. that word, that acronym nafta. >> we heard this at every rally. >> a bill supported strongly by crooked hillary.
remember, every time you see a closed factory or a wiped out community, the clintons really did this to you. nafta was a disaster. >> nafta was a disaster. but we're staying in. never mind. do you think there are any political problems with him, not with republicans but the democrats who joined him in. >> i think that donald trump, everything is a negotiation. he has never been a fixed ideological candidate. he's always been a floating populist. if you believe serving a negotiation urgs move the goalpost to a starker position and then you see what you can get out at the end. i think that's what he was doing with the prime minister and president. he said he's reserving the rights to pull us out. if you don't think he's a diplomat, you should give him credit for working with canada and mexico. if you want to pull out of nafta
today, you can be disappointed. >> what about this idea that he might not believe in anything? that he'll say anything. we could have played 45 minutes of tape of him railing against nafta. a deal signed by president cleanse and supported by hillary. trade creates strange bedfellows but nafta was up there with the wall in terms of something that even donald trump's detractors thought he believed in. >> he did not run as an ideology guy. he ran as a results guy. and the economic nationalism was a kind of theme. and yes, did he rail against nafta. i think the bigger problem for him is, where are the deals? when will he start making these great deals that he promised to make? so if you said, well, okay, we'll stick with nafta but make
it work in some way that is better for you. mr. and mrs. rust belt. and i don't see that. maybe he has something in his pocket that he can reveal but i doubt it. >> you have to be fair to him and give him more time. if you see what he did with china, you see he had good diplomatic skills. so he can't do it. i don't think that would be a fair statement to make. whether it was obama or bush. let it play out. >> let me jump in. >> that's only right and fair. >> you and i worked for the same president. the legislation with the late ted kennedy. he passed it by partisan tax cut.
hang on. it is indisputed -- >> look. we both love the same president bush but facts are facts. >> ari, is this president on track? >> it was not signed into law until may. >> is this president on track? is he making as much as the last three presidents? >> i think it depends what you're looking at. >> the supreme court is a huge success for conservatives and republicans. >> and h should be given that. >> health care reform was a tremendous setback. >> a huge play for the nation and who, are you giving president trump for the drop in -- >> absolutely. you'd better believe it. the reason people aren't coming
to the borders is because donald trump is the president. not everything comes down to legislation. give him credit where he's due credit. >> and you think he deserves credit for the way he's dealt with legislation? kouth he has sent well cooked, well thought out legislation to congress? do you think paul ryan thinks he has a good partner in donald trump? >> republicans have believed in for years yes. on health care reform. i think the president was the one pushing for it. it was a failure inside the house republican congress the unify. if they're not able to unify in the second go-around, what's the point in having republicans control the house? >> what is the point if you can't govern? >> the first time i can remember having that discussion.
>> one of the realities of donald trump is, yes, he was a republican on the ballot last year. he was a political hind got control of the republican party through the voters of the republican party and against the wishes of the leadership. what i see there is you got tug of war going on behind the scenes. you've got people like steve bannon saying you're right it's the worst deal you've got to get us out of that. the goldman sachs guys he brought in too. a gary cohn telling him no. you blow this up, there's going to be repercussions. it's not an administration that has a clear focus. >> hold these thoughts. when we come back, we're going to talk about a field trip to the white house.
i did not get the sense that a military confrontation is imminent, unless kim jong-un chooses to force one. i'm not that optimistic we're going to be able to stop their steady development of these technologies. but i was encouraged there was a plan laid out. welcome back to "the 11th hour." that was democratic senator discussing the briefing held today on the white house grounds. earlier today i spoke to angus king and we began by discussing the threat north korea poses. >> this is probably the most serious foreign policy question we're facing right now and i think the administration is
going about it in the right way. they're really focusing on marshaling our diplomatic assets. the secretary of state is convening a meeting this friday at the u.n. but the key to it all, nicole, has got to be china. 90% of north korea's trade is with china and china has to decide that it's not in their interest to have a nuclear armed rogue state right on their border. >> now, i know you can't talk about any of the intelligence that's been shared but did the administration ask for you all to make the case for our allies and our friends in the region to be more involved and more aggressive? >> i think the purpose of the briefing and i think -- well, the purpose was to give us the information and i think also it was to have the senate understand the stakes, the strategy and sort of what's going on here in order to try to develop some kind of unified message. i think you know around the
world the president speaks with one voice that congress has many voices. burt i think that was one reason for having this meeting. we have these briefings quite frequently. we had one three weeks ago on the syria strike. usually they're up here, not usually at the white house. i suspect the reason this was at the white house was the president and the vice president were there. and i think that was to underline the seriousness of this issue. >> you also have been proving your independence by defending the senate intelligence committee from charges that it's moving too slowly and failed to appoint full-time staffers to the russia administration. i wonder if you are anxious to see more information or for the white house to be more forthcoming when it comes to documents details someone like mike flynn's contacts with russia? >> we're going to get the information one way or another but it would be helpful if it was forthcoming.
my experience in public life is you can't keep something secret forever so let's get to the bottom of it. we have nine staff people working on this. they are members of the regular committee staff but they're essentially detailed to this project. they're spending nights and weekends at the cia, working on it virtually 24 hours a day. i'm satisfied we're making sufficient progress. everyone would like it to go faster. i would rathver it be right than fast, nicole. i think we're going to have to beef up the staff, perhaps bring on some prosecutorial experience, make sure we're asking the right questions when we get to the witness stage. but right now we have unprecedented access to the documents, we have a room at the cia, members are there, staff's
there. it's never as fast as anybody would like. >> you talked about how you can never keep secrets forever. you think there are people input's orbit who are keeping secrets from the senate intelligence committee at this moment? >> we haven't started to interview those people yet, so i can't say they're keeping anything. some of them have actually talked about coming forward but i think with general flynn for example, he talked about coming forward voluntarily if he could get immunity and i don't think that's likely, at least not from our committee. that's one of the complications is we're conducting this investigation and don't forget the fbi is also conducting an investigation on what may have occurred between the trump campaign and the russians. we don't want to step on what they're doing, we don't want to
give a witness immunity that would compromise their investigation. but i'll tell you what i'm determined to get to the bottom of it and i think the important thing i want to convey is this is not a partisan deal. if you had sat in our meeting yesterday afternoon where we were discussing this at length. it was a closed meeting of the intelligence committee, you could not have told who were republicans, democrats, and independents by our questions, by our comments. we have a unified purpes to get to the bottom of this. i think all of us feel we're living history right now and we don't want to shurk that responsibility. i can tell you straight forward this is not a partisan investigation, a white wash or a witch hunt. if it starts to fall apart, invite me on and i'll tell you that. >> standing invitation for you. any night. thank you so much, senator, for being with us. we appreciate your time. >> thank you, nicole.
nice to meet you. >> jeremy was the chief of staff that pentagon and the cia. what to you make of the rather measured reaction? it sounds like the whole team presented the whole senate with material that left them without a complete picture. >> on process this is a bit theatrical. >> has it ever happened before? >> it has. >> have they ever created a secure briefing location on the white house grounds? >> they may have done that before but probably did not reveal very sensitive information. they're going to do the exact same briefing for 445 members of the house. you can't give the deepest, darkest secrets to 535 members of the congress. they said we've ruled out pre-emptive military a, regime change and basically where
they've landed is the same place the obama administration landed and the bush administration landed which is coercive strategies. the only different aspect are the macho tweets by the president in april. he said if china doesn't take care of the problem, we will, u.s.a., implying pre-emptive military action. that is concerning and dangerous because that could cause miscalculation by kim jong-un. and he could do something even before we're ready. >> and could deflate china's enthusiasm to be a good partner. i want to turn to russia because you were saying a couple days ago the same thing we're hearing now about this committee not being stalled out completely. you should be able to do both, a good investigation and a speedy investigation. what are the perils of losing momentum? >> remember, there are two
faces. the first is to analyze what did russia do in our election? both sides are moving with deliberate speed on that. it's the second phase that will be the test of that integrity. and one thing that i'm concerned about that investigators are not looking hard enough at are the financial ties between russian oligarchs and the trump organization. this is important because not listing the fact that those financial ties may have been appropriate or unlawful back in the day. the point is russia may have used those ties in the campaign to leverage people in the trump inner circle. they didn't just give up after election day. this goes on and the senate and the house are going to have to look very carefully about what russia is doing even today. >> when we come back, this is going to be huge. we've got steve kornacki at the
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welcome back to "the 11th hour." in just a couple of days, we will hit the 100 day mark of the trump administration. and steve is with us to put the trump 100 days in context. >> yes, so where does trump stand at 100 days? it's complicated with donald trump like everything else for the last two years with him. we're going to give you two
different versions, diagnoses of where donald trump stands. it's a meltdown, a crisis. this is the first possible interpretation. if you look at the numbers, it's pretty basic. his approval rating sits at just 40% in our poll this week. historically, i mean this is rock bottom. you go all the way back to eisenhower, the 70s, the 60s. he's barely at 40%. this has implications for what you can do for congress, how far they're willing to go with you. so this looks like a meltdown at this point. but here's a second possible interpretation at 100 days. the rules change snd are the rules different? think back to the campaign. because in the campaign we had all sorts of numbers that were rock bottom for donald trump? right before the election, basically 1/3 of the country said he had the temperament to be president. most people had a very negative view. when we looked at these numbers, we said you can't possibly win.
there were just enough voters in just the right places to get in just over the top and elected president. and here's the thing. at 100 days, the same voters are still with him. only 2% say they regret their vote and if you confront them with the same choice they had back in november, we could never prove or disprove this but hillary clinton would lose to donald trump by 3 points in the poll this week. so it does get to oo question here. this is a big picture. he broke all the rules in the campaign. we said it was a disastrous campaign and he couldn't possibly win. he won. he's got no major legislative achievements at 100 days. we're not sure he'll get one anytime soon. conventionally, that's a disaster. is it different with donald trump? >> thank you, steve and while steve makes his way backing to the panel, we're going to sneak in a break. when we come back, we're going to try to answer that existential question, has
joining our conversation is white house correspondent. steve, we have to finish this conversation. has anything changed? >> here's what's changed because of the surprise of donald trump victory, i say i don't know a lot more to questions. >> and now we know just how much we don't know. >> we're seeing rules rewritten in front of us. we're figuring out but i lean towards where you are, towards yes, at least that's where my curiosity is right now. how much of this trump phenomenon, how much of politics today is about culture, about tribalism, about i'm in the red tribe and i have resentments towards the blue tribe and how much is he just a representative of that?
>> and the lack of any referees. there used to be three networks that were largely trusted. does that play a role? >> and that's the thing. we're so conditioned to look at politics, how would his tax plan effect these voters, what do the polls say? and a lot of these cues in the election, in the campaign led us in the wrong direction and what we found out was there were deeper, cultural things going on and i look at that poll and say by god, after 100 days, it looks almost exactly like it did in november. >> is this what they're counting on is the intensity of their support is going to get them through hard times? >> i think they're looking at it and trying to sell what they've been able to do over the past 100 days and i guess what does work in their favor is the fact that president trump is still in
many ways unconventional. he's still speaking to that base and he hasn't really in his rhetoric kind of moderated a lot. he hasn't gone the traditional politician route. he's still kind of saying things that get attention, things that can be considered outrages and i think that's what drew lot of his supporters to him, that he wasn't the conventional politician. >> do you think that's why he tweets? >> i think that's worked for him. that's what helped to get him where he is thus far. i also think it's innate in his nature right now. i don't know that he could stop tweeting if he wanted to. i think it's something that is very dear to him and that he does. >> people describe my ward robe choices that way. >> so the good. they're good selections. they're well executed and he has had successful visits with she and with abe. i think those are important and
the team around him is serving him well in that regard. >> you think they had to explain to him how important it was to have him on board to not get nuked by north korea? >> i think he likes being liked and wanted to make deals and looking to bond with somebody, his counterpart in china and that makes him feel presidential and i think his team had to tell him exactly what was at stake and what they had to achieve at mar-a-lago. he's not accepting the intelligence committee's findings. and slashed it funding that state department. right below those cabinet techs, very few people have been nominated. there is not a deputy secretary of state. we've never been at the 100 day mark. they're undersecretaries.
there are lot of people on a treadmill basically waiting for these positions to be held. it's hard to get policy decisions out of the inneragency out of the white house and in terms of the good, the bad, the ugly, i think the claim that his predecessor wire tapped him is dangerous. after sally yates warned the white house that mike flynn was potentially a problem and they kept him in the job before the press blew the whistle. and we can't forget the disastrous muslim only ban which not only failed to protect us but potentially made us more unsafe.
>> what would the president say about that list? >> i think they would definitely agree with the good, that he's done very good on the foreign policy side and i mean, in that way, they have had some wins. the strike in syria was kind of universally praised. i think where they would disagree as far as the fact that he hasn't nominated or filled a lot of positions, they tend to blame the dmps and obstruction. now, obviously if you don't nominate someone, then that can't be blamed on obstruction but that's what they've been -- that's their argument on those issues. so their argument is that they've made a lot of progress in 100 -- in the first 100 days and even though they haven't had a lot of legislative achievements that they've been
able to do a lot of rolling back regulation, successful at getting their message out, doing all the executive orders. >> thank you. coming up, john kasich unplugged after this. looking sharp len. who's the lucky lady? i'm going to the bank, to discuss a mortgage. ugh, see, you need a loan, you put on a suit, you go crawling to the bank. this is how i dress to get a mortgage. i just go to lendingtree. i calculate how much home i can afford. i get multiple offers to compare side by side. and the best part is... the banks come crawling to me. everything you need to get a better mortgage. clothing optional. lendingtree, when banks compete, you win. okay! ...awkward.
welcome back. ohio governor, john kasich out with a new book this week. two paths, america divided or united, spoke to me about what it's going to take if this white house ever wants to turn the page on its ties to russia and how donald trump won in the first place. >> we see this trump folks and we know they're hurting, a lot of them, not all of them. but there's a lot of people in america, underemployed or the kid can't get a job and they're
really upset. i'm a positive populist my message is we'll fix it. >> but why didn't that work? >> because i said the problem is complicated. what he said is i'm a strong man and i'll get it all fixed and people want a pill a bumper sticker, an app. >> a quick fix. >> nothing works that way. you know. you were right in the middle of government. >> but it was change at any cost. >> yeah. i think that's right. i wouldn't say -- yeah, maybe i was frustrated. i look back i don't have anything but good memories of the whole ordeal but what i found on the campaign trail is they don't want to talk about balanced budgets or tax cuts. they want to know do you care about me? there are people who just don't think people care about them. >> as a candidate, you couldn't bring yourself to vote for him.
>> i didn't even go to the convention in cleveland. people thought i was angry. that had nothing to do with it. people think politics is transactional. whatever you say today can be changed for tomorrow. that's not what we believe. we believe that what you say today is how you could change your mind but these are deeply held believes and how do you just switch your deeply held believes to make somebody in the political party happy. jfk says sometimes my party asks too much and i happen to agree with that. >> but it wasn't beyond your belief in service or patriotism. >> no. >> and you helped to navigate the health care policy -- >> well, they wanted to see me and i went and talked to them and told them how i thought he could handle health care. i think there's a tug of war, i haddio loving
idealogues who pulled him. i don't know who they all are. all i know is i had a meeting with secretary price. the president asked me if i would talk to him. my people were sitting there. they said half the room agreed and the other half wanted to put me through a trap door. i didn't observe that. >> i want to hear what you think of some of his moves as president. how do you feel they're handling ongoing questions about his team, his orbit the people around donald trump and russia? >> i think they have to have an investigation and i hope it doesn't fall apart. >> like a 9/11 style commission? >> no, i would like to do it within the intelligence committee but you cannot start shutting out the democrats. warner i hear is getting frustrated. over in the house i've talked to schiff. i don't know him. we were together on a panel and i said you're a really bright guy and you could have a great future unless you become a partisan.
if the republicans cooperate, you shouldn't have a special deal, but if it all falls apart, you got to get to the bottom of it, not because they're going to think trump won because of that but we've got the russians messing around in our elections. that's not acceptable. >> i wonder what you think of his campaign promises. >> a lot of the campaign promises are now reflecting what i had to say when i was running and nicole, never in my life have i been described as boring. but i didn't say on day one we're going to deport 13 million people or get out of nato, abolish medicare, i thought it was all nonsense. and there was so many other things. now we see it settling down, it's pretty interesting. we cannot have politics be make whatever wild promise you can and people will vote for you. people have to be smarter than that and we'll see. >> do you see any evolution or
growth in terms of his temperament? >> i think so. i haven't seen as much twitter activity. i will say this the strike on syria mattered for this reason. mccain invited me to go to munich. when i was in munich they didn't know what we were doing and what that strike did was sent a message that we're not a bunch of patsies and we are not going away. i don't like this immigration, this knock and talk. knock on the door and -- and if we find somebody who has been law abiding in america even though they broke the law to get here we have to ship them out. we want to break up families if they have been here? they make them pay a penalties. >> george w. bush believed in comprehensive immigration reform. >> isn't that unbelievable we couldn't get that done? it was all politics. politicians being unwilling to
do something because they were worried about being reelected. every politician has been worried about being reelected mptd sometimes it cannot be an overwhelming impulse for a politician. >> when we come back we ask the head of planned parenthood if she is pinning hopes on ivanka trump. why pause a spontaneous moment? cialis for daily use treats ed and the urinary symptoms of bph. tell your doctor about your medicines, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sex.
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the head of planned parenthood weighed in tonight on what the first 100 days of the trump presidency might mean for millions of women who rely on the organization for health care. i asked about ongoing efforts by republicans to cut federal funding to planned parenthood. >> congress is trying to say to women you can't go to planned parenthood anymore for birth control or for cancer screenings. and that includes a lot of republican women in this country who can't understand why congress is basically kind of playing politics with their access to affordable health care. >> you see renes grappling with that reality. he is not on board with the plan to defund planned parenthood. does that give you some glimmer of hope that there might be more republicans that join that
coalition? >> and if you use the example of nevada planned parenthood is very popular in nevada. a lot of women come to us for health care. >> is it because of economic circumstances in nevada? >> we are kind of popular everywhere. we are in all 50 states. when women come to planned parenthood for preventive health care they are not coming to make a political statement but they need high quality affordable care. >> do you look at ivanka as a potential way in to this white house in terms of educating them but maybe garnering more understanding of health care services that planned parenthood provides? >> i think that it's a shame because i think he does understand and believe in a lot of things that we do. it is too bad that now that he is in washington i think he is becoming more like a politician and less like someone who thinks independently.
now that ivanka her portfolio in the white house is all women's ielshs. so in terms of the future women's economic wellbeing in the country and access to the health care, ivanka trump that is her job. the first 100 days have been tough on women for sure. >> in what way? >> the first act by this president was to end maternal health programs globally. we have seen the efforts. even broader than other presidents before. now this effort in congress that the president or the white house has been supporting to end access to planned parenthood, take away maternity benefits for women. a lot of things are at stake. she is coming in at a very important time. i think this is an opportunity to change the direction of this white house. i think if we are going to
rebuild our economy and get it going you can't do that without making sure that half of the workforce which are women can participate fully. >> my last question is about the politics of planned parenthood and abortion. it used to be when i was coming up in republican politics it was perilous to be a pro choice republican. you knew who the other six pro choice republican women were and you sort of hung together. i wonder if there is something similar happening on the democratic side. is it difficult right now to be a pro life democrat? do you guys make it difficult? >> i don't think so. i feel like abortion is one of these issues that i think shouldn't be politicized and i think is a deeply personal issue. i respect folks having their own personal feelings about it. what should the government be doing about it. there are room for people to
have their own personal opinions without saying i am going to make everybody else abide by my own views. the truth is and perhaps this is partly a result of the election, support for roe versus wade has never been stronger in this country. it is also at a time because of the progress we have made on women's health we are at a historic low for teenage pregnancy in the u.s. lowest rate of abortion since roe was decided. to me that means we are actually making progress on reducing unintended pregnancy and getting women access to affordable health care. i hope the administration will think twice before signing into law legislation that would take away women's access to health care. >> my thanks to suseal richards for her time and to all of our panelists. that does it for this edition of 11th hour. i'm nicole wallace in for brian. good night.
tonight on "all in." >> the plan gets better and better and better. >> and it has gotten really, really good. a lot of people are liking it a lot. >> the white house backs off, another shutdown ultramateum. it agrees to even more patient protections and gets freedom caucus endorsement. then the president's cliff notes tax plan. >> i call it a magic unicorn. >> what we know about the trump wish list and how it would benefit him. >> will the president release his tax returns? >> the president has no intention. >> plus, senator bernie sanders on health care, taxes and nafta. and my conversation on 100 days of trump with seth meyers. >> if this were a movie it would be 100 days of confused.
>> good evening from new york. in the second time this week in the run-up to 100 the run-up to the president's 100th day in office, the white house has made a big, blustering, tough-sounding ante raising threat only to back down in humiliating fashion. the turnaround seems to be getting shorter and shorter. first there was a threat to shut down the government in order to get funding for the president's border wall which mexico was going to pay for. the white house caved after a few days when it became clear there were no takers on capitol hill. now after threatening last night to cut off payments to insurers which help millions of low income americans afford their co-pays and deductibles, the white house has already capitulated. over and over again, the prid