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agreement. what it would mean for climate change, not to mention our relationship with the rest of the world. communication breakdown. more talk of staff chicshakeups the white house. cod new communication strategy glet the focus back on their agenda? sounding off. americans are still angry. more of those town halls for you. we start with the president and his decision whether or not to stay in the paris climate accord. despite the onslaught of headlines saying trump is going to exit it, white house sources tell nbc news no final decision has been made. and trump is being coy on twitter, seemingly hyping this decision like another reality show. i will be announcing my decision on the paris accord over the next few days. make america great again! hallie jackson is at the white house. and anne thompson is here to discuss the climate change impact. so hallie, big question, is he
staying or going? is he in or out? >> reporter: here's what i can tell you based on our reporting. multiple administration sources say the president is leaning towards getting out. but big red flag, big caveat. no final decision has been made yet. this is something you always hear when you talk with administration officials. until the president announces it himself, he can reserve the right to change his mind. there are plenty of signals of the president pulling out of the paris climate deal. one of the biggest signals we saw is last week when we were traveling abroad at the g7 summit and the president did not join those nations in coming to a consensus on the paris deal. that was considered to be a nflg that the president was going to do what he said he was going to do on the campaign trail again and again. >> hillary clinton and al gore
support the paris deal, which will cost america over $5 trillion. we're goingo cancel the paris climate agreement, and we will also cancel billions of dollars in climate change payments to the united nations, and we will use that money to help rebuild america's infrastructure. >> reporter: so the president could not be more clear there. after the election he seemed to be reversing his stance on paris. the economic issue has been front of mind for him, and he's gotten some differing opinions from those inside the west wing, which has been widely reported. >> ann, you were there when this accord was signed by all of those nations. what is it going to mean if the u.s. pulls out? >> reporter: katie, we've seen three of the hottest years on record in the last three years, and everyone expects that trajectory is going to continue if the united states pulls out
of the paris agreement. we are the second largest emitter of carbon emissions. you remember that the paris agreement was essentially built on a bilateral agreement between china and the u.s. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. now if the u.s. pulls out, the question is what will china do? what will a country like india do, which is invested so heavily in solar? will it go back to coal if the u.s. pulls out? and how will anybody know what's going on in china, because china likes to say it's reducing emissions, but it's not very big on transparency. and having the u.s. part of that agreement helped keep the foot on the chinese to be transparent how much carbon emissions they were emits. those are those impacts. then there's the diplomatic impact. we are going to join syria and nicaragua, the only two countries that haven't agreed to
join this. what does this do to our reputation around the world with countries that agreed to get into this because we said we would reduce our emissions. then there's the question of jobs. the president has said he wanted to get out of the paris agreement because it was a jobs killer. well, tomorrow he's going to hear from some of the brand name corporations in this country. walmart, google, apple, general mills who are going to say mr. president, we want you to stay in this agreement. they're going to run full-page ads in "the new york post," "the new york times," and "the wall street journal," and they're going to say you should stay in this agreement for these three reasons. first of aulll, staying in the agreement will make jobs more competitive, and it will reduce business risks. >> ann thompson, thank you. hallie, stay with us. we want to bring in our panel
now. anngearen, charlie cook, carren demurgian. so ann, let's start with you. you just heard ann thompson talking about what it could mean for our diplomatic relationships overseas. the 195 countries who signed onto this. we would only join syria and nicaragua if we pull out. does that hatcher the u.s.' ability to negotiate? >> certainly if the u.s. leaves the paris accord, it will undermine what is already some uncertain ground for the trump administration. in terms of what our allies and partners think they can rely on the united states to do. as you mentioned, 190 countries agreed to the paris accord in
2015, and by far, the most important of those was the united states as a leader, as a leading emitter, and as they sort of historical -- the country with the most historical skin in the game as the leader of the industrialized world. for the united states to say that it was willing, at least on paper, to commit to curbing emissions, and to -- and reporting what it was doingas a powerful guide to -- an inceive for other countries to do the same. one of the big fears is that if the united states leaves, it will start a parade of other exits, and it will leave the sense that climate accord its f suspect something that other countries need to take serio seriously. that would join things like nato and other alliances where trump has either given conflicting signals or his commitment to
past u.s. obligations appears to be in question. >> i think we should look at the pentagon assessment of climate change. this is the pentagon's assessment from 2015. >> 2011 is when the syrian civil war began. what is the feeling about this from congress with the pentagon making such a dire assessment? >> the pentagon has been pushing on this for a while, by making warnings like that. there are various places where resources that are affected by climate change in their assessment, that not doing something about it is going to worsen a lot of confcts. there's also issues closer to home with a lot of bases being
on coastlines and longer term worry is there. but you have a debate on capitol hill. i think you have a majority of the members of congress are take thing seriously to discuss some sort of action. you have a fair number of skeptics that are saying everything about paris is bad. there are various opinions still kicking around. we haven't heard the latest reaction to the signals coming out of the white house today because congress is on break for this week. so i think a lot of people in the republican party are willing to give the president a fair degree of rope to try to renegotiate various things, whether you're talking about the iran nuclear deal or the paris climate accords. this is an agreement, not a binding treaty, so there's fair -- he's got some wiggle room to play with if he wants to without consulting congress. but it's an issue that a lot of people are taking seriously,
especially because the defense community has weighed in, saying there's an interest here. >> anyone who followed donald trump during the campaign would know that he was pretty skeptical of the paris climate accord. so charlie, let's talk about how this affects voters. does he gain voters with this in the republican base or lose ters with this >> katie, i think when you think of all the this that donald trump said on the campaign trail last year, you know, he promised to build a big wall. well, congress isn't quite coming up with the funding to do that. the promise to repeal and replace obamacare. the house bill has no chance of passing in the senate. major tax reform, biggest tax cut in american history. so many of the things that president trump wanted to do or candidate trump wanted to do he's being thwarted by congress. this is one of the few things that he can do that's unilateral. while a lot of people see it as unthinkable, the idea of dropping out of the paris
accord, he sees this as one of the few things that he can actually control or do, and given all the other things, russia, everything else that is going on, as a defiant move, i'll show you who is boss. i still think he's going to stick to his guns and stay with it. >> he would obviously rather be talking about this climate accord than any of the other news, russia, what's going on with his son-in-law jared kushner. so talk to me about the politics of this. what is going on in the white house beyond this climate accord? what is going on with staff shakeups right now and what's the feeling having just come back from this big foreign trip? >> sure. i would say that the white house does want to be talking about the republican agenda specifically health care, tax reform, things that you've seen the president tweet about. you had just this morning, the ped of the
head of the v.a. talking about reform. that said, there is politics behind the scenes. this administration in particular, it is the continued swirl of speculations about staff shakeups, who might be in or out. we can talk about the president actively seeking advice, looking for advice about who to put into position in a staff shakeup that could involve reince priebus. his top economic adviser, other names have been out there. there are si-- these are things that continues to dog the white house. just given the way the president has run this particular administration, factions, divides, it's how he ran his
campaign. and it's similar to how he did business, as well. >> i want to get back to voters again. we talk so infrequently about what it's going to mean for 2018 and what it's going to mean for donald trump voters. we see his approval ratings coming down by the week. it seems his disapproval ratings are shooting up. there's talk about when his base will fracture and if it ever will. do these stories -- do stories about chaos and the white house, about reshuffling staff, twitter messages that donald trump leaves up, that are typos for a number of hours overnight, does any of that register with his voters or is this all political noise? >> i think the trump voters are fairly solid. i watch, for example, the gallop tracking every single day. his approval flak chuctuates be 38 and 41%.
it's very steady, with disapproval in the mid 50s. his base is sticking with him. the problem for republicans in november of next year is that they need more than just that. that what we're seeing -- >> isn't that what we said during the campaign and didn't that prove to be false? >> there were multiple candidates in those races, and what we're seeing, for example, in these special elections, we're seeing the democratic candidates get 75% or so of the vote that hillary clinton got, while the republican candidates are getting below 60%. these are figures that our house editor came up with. that democrats are mobilized and republicans are pretty lethargic. so it's -- will those trump voters, those unique trump voters, will they show up for republicans not named trump in 2018? because the obama voters from 2008, they didn't show up in the 2010 midterm election, they
didn't show up in 2014 for the midterm. so republicans in these midterms have some real, real, real challenges, in having a white house that's sort of bogged down in a, scandal, but b, chaos, and not able to move an agenda. it's a terrific problem for republicans right now. >> thank you very much. moving on to a different subject. at least 80 people are dead following a sue sid cicide car afghanistan. we'll go to kabul for the latest investigation. back to politics. voters want answers on health care from louisiana senat bil cassidy his town hall this morning. why they're not sold on plans to
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>> i believe you took the same hippocratic oath i did. [ inaudible ] -- first, do no harm. [ applause ] do you plan to go against the oath that you took by supporting the american health care act or any similar legislation? >> msnbc's garrett hague joins me now live from louisiana where the town hall was held this morning. garrett, senator cassidy was shouted down in his last town hall. the woman there clearly not very happy. but how was he received in general for this one? >> reporter: the reception was a little bet they are time. i think that's for two reasons. one is strategic, the other tactical. this time around he had something of his own to sell. the ahca is no more popular here than the rest of the country,
but he has his own health care plan, which we can talk more about, and he was able to focus on that, which made his job easier y. and second was tactical. he held the microphone the entire time. he read the questions people had written down in advance. that allowed him to control the tempo of this meeting a little bit more than you've seen in some of the other town halls. except when he allowed for followup questions or when folks were frustrated by his answers. sometimes they took matters on themselves, like this moment you're about to listen to. >> -- the federal government in a formula that would go along as i described it. i think i'm making a point -- >> no, i don't think -- [ overlapping speakers ] >> reporter: so a little more
heat than light from that exchange there. but there were sparks, frustration, but not some of the outright anger that we've seen in so many of the town halls. >> garrett, enjoy yourself down there. i saw you staying in new orleans last night. jealous, as always. joining me now, moving on from new orleans and my food jealousies, we'll talk to congressman tom reed, republican from new york. congressman, sorry i introduced you in such an awkward way, but we can move on to the news at hand. the republican health care plan, you voted yes for it. you got an earful at your own town hall and you'll be holding another in a couple of days. what do you plan on offering your constituents there that will ease their nds. >> obviously, there's still a lot of misinformation out there what the bill in the house does and what it represents when you read the text. so a lot of misinformation. so hopefully we'll have an
exchange to clarify that. and the senate needs to act. the status quo of the collapsing marketplace is not acceptable and is not going to work for the american people. so i look forward to bringing back input for sharing with the senators. >> what specifically do you want to clarify to your voters that you think has been misinformation? >> well, i think the whole preexisting condition reform. i'm an adamant supporter of the preexisting condition reform. people assume that's gone, that the legislation repeals that, and that's not true. the legislation is clear that is not the case. so that is something i think has caused a lot of fear, and rightfully so. but we need to look at the text and what we're trying to do. >> people are concerned about the cut in benefits. if people are concerned about losing essential health care benefits or having it be cut down in some way or having their premiums spike, maybe not losing those benefits but finding they're too expensive to afford,
if the democrats target you and your election coming up with that, as it looks like they're going to do, they're making you a priority for 2018, your seat of priority, are you concerned that you're going to not be able to convey your belief in this health care plan adequately? >> i believe we'll be able to have that conversation and i'll put it on the record for trying to solve problems for the american people and trying to govern, opposed to defending the status quo. the affordable care about is not working, it is collapsing. so i'm about trying to find ideas that work for the american people and that's where we need to go. and that record will win the day any day we put it up against anyone else. at the end of the day, it's about governing for the american people and fg problems for them eacday we're in congress. >> on yrseat, though, long island democrat christine pellegrino just won a special
election in a pretty republican district, a district that went for president trump. does that give you pause about where you fall coming up in 2018? >> you know, i don't lead with the politics. i don't worry about the politics. what i am committed to is fixing obamacare, making sure we listen to the american people and we solve their problems on a day-to-day basis. that's why i co-chair the problem solvers caucus. if you govern, the politics will take care of itself. >> should the u.s. pull out of the paris climate deal? >> the president makes that call, and if the president can put us in a better position and negotiate a better agreement, that's -- >> negotiate a better treatment is a lot different than what's being reported. it looks like he's leaning of pulling out of this deal. would you advocate that? >> that's up to the president to decide -- >> but it's a concern of the
majority of american voters. shouldn't they get to hear your opinion on this? >> i recognize we need to take on climate change and i'm one of the republicans that signed on to the climate change caucus and the climate change resolution. i'm about developing solutions to a problem. where the president wants to take us, i would hope what he would offer in exchange for pulling out of the agreement is a better agreement for the american people and for us as a responsible steward of our environment in the world. >> so not a complete pullout without any other plan? >> i would hope that's where we would go. but it's up to the president and i respect that decision. >> new york congressman tom reed, thank you very much. i appreciate your time. i hope you're going to have a nice lunch later on. >> i'll try. you're always welcome in new york, katie. >> thank you, congressman. the latest on the attack in kabul. 11 amerinsnjured in the bombing. how did terrorists get past one of the most secured areas in the
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afghanistan's capital has left at least 90 people dead and 400 wounded. 11 americans are reported to be among those hurt. none of those injuries are considered life threatening. authorities say a truck bomb was responsible for the blast in the diplomatic area of kabul, and the german embassy was also heavily dammed. matt, 11 americans hurt. >> reporter: that's right, katie. nbc can now confirm that breaking news that 11 american contractors were among the hundreds injured in this suicide bombing that struck the highly secure center of kabul this morning. none of those injuries so far appear to be life threatening. this is all from the u.s. state department. the authorities still don't know how thisbomber was able to breach security. that's going to be a major question as the dust settles in one of the deadliest bombings in
the capital. the target wasn't immediately obvious either, and there hasn't been a claim of responsibility, but the message was devastating in its clarity. an enormous suicide bombing targeting civil januaians in afghanistan. this bomb hit kabul's embassy district at the peak of rush hour, just at the beginning of ramadan. the timing and size of the blast shattered windows as far as a mile away. and it killed as many as 90 people and wounded more than 300. those numbers have been rising all day, and they're likely to rise even further. according to some media reports, the suicide bomber used a tanker truck, laden with explosives. and the bomber or bombers detonated their lethal payload close to the german embassy.
the turkish and japanese embassies also reported damage. american troops have been fighting the taliban here for more than 15 years. >> just terrible images coming out of kabul. matt bradley in london, thank you very much, matt. toxic decision. concerns over whether the president will withdraw from the paris climate agreement. we'll talk to one democratic congressman. and we'll get an insider look at one of the country's biggest coal fir plants. some people say it's a super polluter causing health concerns for residents nearby. the homeowner was outraged. luckily the geico insurance agency had helped her with homeowners insurance. she got all her shingles replaced. hansel and gretel were last seen eating their way through the candy cane forest.
up to 3 billion additional tons of carbon could be released into the air annually if president trump pulls out of the paris accord. that is according to an associated press survey of climate scientists. but what does that mean on the ground for americans living in industrial areas? msnbc's jacob soberoff joins us now from los angeles. >> reporter: so southwest indiana is home to four of the worst polluting coal firepower plants in the nation, the kind the paris agreement could push towards retirement. we headed there to check out what it is like to live among them. we're inside the guts of one of the biggest coal fired power plants in the nation.
what are we looking at? >> everything from our co-2 emissions to our opacity, mercury. >> reporter: this is the coal fired plant in southwest indiana. when the plant was down for a scheduled outage, we were brought here for an exclusive tour. this is where it starts in >> it is. this is where we unload coal. >> reporter: the constant stream of coal means a constant stream of pollution. according to an investigation by the center for public integrity, in 2014, 22 facilities they call super polluters, industrial sites in the top 100 of either greenhouse gas or toxic air emissions, were on both lists. of those 22, four, including rockport, are in southwest indiana. rockport is in the middle of a massive project to reduce emons. what is the reasons you are
working to reduce emissions coming out of this plant? >> there was a lawsuit by the governme government. so a lot of it is driven by regulations. how our plants operate, though, and which plants continue to operate is being changed dramatically by economics, as well. >> reporter: you didn't mention public health. does that come into your equation? >> it's definitely a concern of ours. the employees here live in this community. we want a healthy community. we want to be in compliance. >> reporter: rockport says it's abiding by all relevant regulations, but some local residents aren't sure living near any super polluter is helpful. what brings you here today? >> my husband is sick with sinus infections. my child woke up yesterday from his nap with his eyes matted
shut. >> reporter: the child has been here to the doctor over 50 times. the doctor says she sees cases like his every day. >> there you go. >> we did it. good job. >> reporter: so doctor, what do we got going on here? >> well, brently is kind of typical of a lot of kids i see. parents said they've never been as sick as when they lived here. for 20 years, i could give you a geographical boundary of the snot zone. it corresponded literally to the zone of the concentration of power plants in the midwest. >> reporter: studies have made a direct connection between air quality and infant mortality. indiana is tied for fifth high of the nation, and ithis coun, the highest in indiana but can't say what the cause is for sure.
that because this is where the indiana department of environmental management has placed its air quality monitors. around some super polluters, there aren't many. so when people say we don't know for sure if it's the power plants or emissions around here or the tractors and farm equipment, i can see you getting pissed when i say that. >> yes. they don't have to take care of these kids. it's not even the illness so much, because it's the deliberate nature of not putting monitors in the most polluted part of the country. when you don't have monitoring, you don't have data. >> i think she's right. we've even befored moving out of the state. i was born and raised in southern indiana. and we're ready to leave. >> reporter: the indiana department of environmental management told us the toxic air quality monitors didn't show
high value, so they were relocated. as for the future of coal fired power plants, with or without the paris agreement, industry experts insist that market forces like cheap gas will lead to the eventual retirement of plants like the ones i saw. but critics say that day cannot come soon enough, katie. >> didn't show high values. you cannot help but feel for that doctor and family and that poor child. >> it's a tough situation. >> jacob, thank you very much. lawmakers are reacting to the news that can president trump is leaning towards getting out of that global agreement on climate change. >> i think the consequence will be the diminishing of confidence in our government, in our commitment to preserving the environment, clean air, and water. but most of all, saving the planet. >> look, the united states has great relationships throughout
europe and will have those relationships with or without this agreement. those relationships are based on the military security we provide throughout the world. >> the president promises an announcement over the next few days. joining me now is democratic congressman scott peters, a member of the committee on energy and commerce, and a former environmental lawyer. congressman, thank you very much for joining us. what is your biggest concern if we pull out of this deal? >> well, i hope we won't pull out of the deal. our children are counting on us to leave them a planet that's habitable and healthy. this would turn our backs on a crisis comprised of things like sea level rise, droughts, food shortages. we should don't that to our children. second, americans are looked to for leadership, and like with nato and trade, we see our country pulling back, leaving us less leverage to leave and make
better solutions for our country and world. and third, the job opportunities here in the clean energy economy are the jobs of the future. why shouldn't we be the place where those jobs are developed? by leaving, we send a signal to invest in other places, not america. that would be a real shame and terrible for the world if we leave. >> i hope y were just watching that story about that indiana family and their son who has just been sick and sick and sick and sick and there's no polluting registers by a number of the power plants in that state. what is going on in our country where that is allowed to happen? where kids are allowed to get sick of and over and over again, and the government says, you know what? i don't think that the polluter markers are doing much, and we don't really care. >> i do think that we owe a duty
to our children and grandchildren to leave them a planet that is safe. when you see things like flint and this in indiana, we need to move away from that. i would say that market forces, as i think the story pointed out, are driving us away from coal. no one thinks coal is the investment of the future. we should be embracing new technologies, that there are opportunities not just in california but places like indiana and west virginia, where those young people, they need a future that's clean and one that brings opportunity. that's why i'm concerned about us turning our backs potentially on this paris agreement, which is such a great opportunity for america to continue to lead and prosper. >> what does this mean diplomatically for the united states if we were to withdraw from it? >> hate to say,ut ihink it's terrible for us. and i think you saw the reaction of democratic leaders in europe this past week.
i think they are quite appalled. >> what does that mean, they're appalled or concerned? what does that mean in concrete terms or what our relationships are in >> it means instead of leading, we're going to be left behind. china is not -- they're not being fooled. they're closing coal plants. they're investing in this clean energy economy. they committed to lowering their e megs missions by 65%. there is an opportunity in this, but we're going to leave it behind. >> so the technology is going to leave us behind? >> the technology will be developed in other places, if we're not willing to stand behind this agreement and to lead as america has over the past generations. we should be leading in this area, like we should be leading in nato and trade. and what we see with the trump administration, he's going backwards. we have to invest in the future. the paris agreement is a great
opportunity to do that. i hope my republican colleagues will stand up for the right thing. >> congressman, thank you very much for joining us. a staff shakeup. reports the president is considering reassigning reince priebus. where he could be headed and who might replace him. call me on my cell phone. new security concerns after president trump tells world leaders to reach out to him directly on his mobile. stay with us. this is the new new york. we are building new airports all across the state. new roads and bridges. new mass transit. new business friendly environment. new lower taxes. and new university partnerships to grow the businesses of tomorrow today. learn more at esd.ny.gov whattwo servings of veggies? v8 or a powdered drink?
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we could be seeing more staff shakeups at the white house seen. reporters are swirling around chief of staff reince priebus that he may be the next to go. this follows yesterday's departure of communications director mike duske. >> it's very important to know that i can be helpful on the outside if they want me to be helpful on the inside and the right role is there, i would be willing to consider that. when you have a communications team, they have to have that relationship with the president
to know how he communicates because he is the greatest communicator of a president we've ever had. let's bring in tim. tim, first we have a bit of breaking news, and that's that we expect to hear from fbi director james comey, potentially next week, that he has been, quote, cleared forteoff by reporter mueller, according to a source close to comey is reporting that. what is your retion? >> sorry, cleared for -- i don't know what cleared for takeoff means. >> it's a metaphor. he's cleared to testify, in other words. >> we want to see all the metal that went into the fire, we want to know what comey said, because the stories we got that came out of the comb-trump combinations are sort of thirdhand. it was comey's notes that were
passed on to somebody else that were then read out loud to a reporter, so we want comey to tell us face to face, did president trump ask him inappropriate questions? that's question number one. there's all sorts of other questions, but getting him there on the stand is the single most important thing for getting to the bottom of this. >> does it mean since he spoke to robert mueller that he will be allowed to talk about those things, or are we going to get more of an indication on where the investigation is depending on what james comey is allowed to say potentially in this hearing? >> that's a really important legal question, and i think we're going to get clear signals right off the bat, especially based on his opening remarks at this hearing that's coming up. because i think that's when we're sort of going to get -- he's going to set the stage for essentially where this is going. he did that in his previously testimony, essentially establishing for the first time in public that there is an investigation that includes counterintelligence and criminal aspects. i think we're going to get some fireworks just like we did before. i don't know, though, if he's going to b able to answer directly the question about whether or not trump told him to
shut down the investigation because of the implications in terms of an obstruction of justice case. that is an element in order to build that case, and it's a specific and very powerful, i think, piece of evidence in order to prove that. so it's going to be really, really interesting. i think we'll all have popcorn. >> and remember, comey always has surprising, if not revealing, testimony even if he can only say limited number of things. tim, we're also hearing reports that donald trump is asking world leaders to call him on his cell phone. there is obviously security concerns with that. the white house would argue that he's more open, he's more accessible, he's around more to talk to other world leaders. what's your assessment? >> i do think it's an example of trump just not adapting well to the new job. there's so many restrictions that come with being president of the united states. it really is shackles to have that job. there's so many things you can't do on your own you have to have
other people do for you. remember, trump ran a business. it was a small business. he was there running it with his family, and they could kind of do what they want. there's so many ways, including his tweets and including this that he just hasn't adapted to the restrictions, the comm restrictions on him as president, and i think this is an example. the up side is i don't think other foreign leaders will take him up on the offer and they'll be getting guidance on why not to do that. >> the only one who has is prime minister justice trudeau. i don't want to pile on this tweet for a misspelling, but the thing is, if something like that can stay on twitter for six hours, what does it say about who controls the information ming outthe white house? and what if somebody hacked into twitter and posted a message
that could have global implications, saying, i'm going to launch nuclear weapons, or something that just has not been ve vetted by national security? zerlena, what does that say about the white house, and is it really concerning about the chain of events that something like that could set off? >> yes, this is precisely the thing that keeps me up at night, literally. since trump was inaugerated -- >> me, too. >> i'm afraid he will get us into a war we can't potentially get out of. also in the campaign we had information of classified information. yes, he's new to politics, but get it together. higher people that teach you exactly their policies, and you shouldn't be tweeting from an unprotected phone, either.
it only works for donald trump. >> tim kearney, zerlena maxwell. thank you very much. i appreciate it. hillary clinton is expected to speak to leaders in california in just about an hour. we'll bring that to you as soon as she takes the stage. will your business be ready when growth presents itself? american express open cards can help you take on a new job, or fill a big order
house press secretary sean spicer to brief reporters. today's briefing is off camera, but we will be listening and bring it to you live when the questions begin. this briefing comes amid new palace intrigue. word that the west wing shakeup is reaching all the way up, right up to the president's chief of staff. who could replace reince? and could we never have paris? sources say the president is leaning toward pulling out of a sweeping global climate deal. >> i would hate to see us harm our own economy by agreeing to something that other people who we're agreeing with aren't going to follow. >> this is disastrous. every other country in the world, i think, except for syria and nicaragua steign on to this. >> but our word of the day -- do we even have to ask, guys? >> the garbled tweet from the president left up for hours causes confusion. >> leaves questions with who is monitoring