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♪ take this very seriously. don't take it as a joke because one minute you could be coughing and then you could be admitted to the hospital. when this first began we had increased numbers but now it seems to be over capacity. >> we have a person. sometimes doubling up and sometimes we're putting people in hallways, unfortunately.
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>> working in the covid unit has been very emotionally and mentally taxing. >> not only do i come to work and worry about the safety of my patients but i also worry about taking covid home to my family. >> please stay home, wear the masks and be safe. >> if everyone wore the mask i think we would have a better handle on this where the numbers won't be climbing so much. >> once again, we begin the show with sound from medical workers on the front lines of the pandemic. we are nearing a grim milestone, nearly 1,000 medical workers died of this virus since the start of the pandemic and many of whom have gotten the virus by treating others who have the virus. welcome to tuesday. it is "meet the press daily." the president is about to make some sort of china-related announcement from the rose garden. we'll bring you the headlines as news warrant. if the president starts to take
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questions from reporters we'll immediately go live to the rose garden. we have late-breaking news from an interview that the president just finished with cbs. we'll have more on that in a moment. but we start with what is driving everything right now in this country with covid cases surging, hospitals overwhelmed, the economy struggling, states rolling back reopenings, testing lagging again, reports of ppe running low. the republican convention in limbo and deficits soaring. this is all today, folks. this crisis is once again cascading on the country and the entire federal government. as this pandemic rages the president is facing escalating criticism for the attempts to politicize the virus, dropping opposition style research on dr. fauci and moments ago at a conference dr. fauci was asked about the white house's efforts to discredit him.
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here's some of his response. >> i believe for the most part you can trust respected medical authorities. you know? i believe i'm one of them so i think you can trust me. but i would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth, who have a track record of giving information and policy and recommendations based on scientific evidence and good data. >> a track record of telling the truth. today in "the washington post" four former heads of the cdc wrote saying that no president has ever politicized science the way trump has and writes we are seeing the terrible effect of undermining the cdc play out in the population. willful disregard for public health guidelines is leading to a sharp rise in infections and
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deaths. we'll speak to dr. richard besser in a moment and head to hotspots of the hardest hit states for the latest. but we begin with the latest from the white house and miami correspondent monica alba joins me and what's blowing up the white house world is excerpts from this interview the president conducted with cbs, some startling ones, comments of george floyd, police reform. let me get right to them and play, i believe, the order that we have here, the first one to do with george floyd. take a listen. >> let's talk about george floyd. you said his death was a terrible thing. >> terrible. >> why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? >> so are white people. so are white people. what a terrible question to ask. so are white people. more white people by the way.
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more white people. >> so, monica, that was one. i want to get through a couple, everything first and then get to it. he was asked about the issue over the confederate monuments. take a listen to this answer. >> president trump, back in 2015 you said the confederate battle flag belongs in a museum. >> all i say is freedom of speech. freedom of speech. very strong views o confederate flag. with me it's freedom of speech. like it, don't like it, freedom of speech. >> would you be comfortable with the supporters displaying the battle flag at political events? >> i am comfortable with freedom of speech. >> you understand why the flag is a painful symbol for many people because it's a reminder of slavery. >> people love it. i know people that love the confederate flag and not thinking of slavery. nascar, the flags all over the place. i think it's freedom of speech,
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whether it's confederate flags or black lives matter or anything else you want to talk about. it's freedom of speech. >> finally, monica, here is the president on school reopenings. >> what do you tell parents and teachers who feel that it's unsafe to go back? >> i would tell parents and teachers that you should find yourself a new person whoever is in charge of that decision because it's a terrible decision because children and parents are dying from that trauma, too. they're dying because they can't do what they're doing. mothers can't go to work because all of a sudden they have to stay home and watch their child and fathers. what's happening, you know, there's a tremendous strain on that whole side of the equation. >> now, we use the phrase double down, we sometimes use the phrase triple down on these things but in all three answers,
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monica, it was -- what was interesting is the president didn't want to address what may some opponents think, how people uncomfortable at the schools and offended by the confederate flag and address the concern that african-americans have about policing in this country. it was quite remarkable given his poll standing right now. >> reporter: absolutely. quadrupling down in some instances and undoing the effort that white house officials have made exactly on these topics in the last couple of weeks speaking specifically about police reform and george floyd. the president did sign an executive order on that but beyond that hasn't really discussed what's at the root of that and has still not answered the question of whether he believes systemic racism is contributing to this, not in an in-depth way. talking about confederate flags, potentially flying at the campaign rallies, that's something that the white house
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press secretary has said shouldn't occur and you see here the president not condemning that saying he loves it, beautiful. he understands why some people also in his words would want to display that and look at everything that happened with nascar in the last couple of weeks. this is really a president who's coming in making clear that these comments are more for his base and his supporters than anybody else and when it comes to talking about reopening schools, this is another issue that the white house backtracked on in the last couple of days and the president believes he is still trying to undercut what his own cdc said are the guidelines to safely reopen. the white house said they're going to putt out their own and the president saying if you're a parent not liking that the school will reopen find someone else to tell you how to reopen but you have here a white house that really isn't even addressing necessarily in those clips the crux of the coronavirus issue as we see those cases spiking and as you said the president's about to
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hold an event in the rose garden on a china related matter and unclear if he'll take questions or address the pandemic there. >> monica, look, i don't want to dismiss our issues with china right now. we are headed to -- this is the long-term rivalry that is going to define the economy on this globe perhaps for a decade, china versus the united states, what do we know about the event? hong kong specific? is this something else? >> reporter: we believe it may be, chuck. seems a couple weeks ago the president would have to sign a bill that was passed, this would be in that timeline, the deadline is approaching relatting to hong kong specifically and sanctions. it's unclear if he is signing that or talk about the intention to sign it and we're not clear on that exactly yet. but this was a very much late add in the day. the white house said that the president wasn't going to have any open events and then they notified that he was going to be
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doing this and the white house often calls these events press conferences and doesn't go into the topic and that's because the president normally can go off script and whether he takes questions of reporters is also to be seen but there are a lot of chairs set up for the reporters and geoff bennett is there. chuck? >> and, monica, you were one of the first to break the news that the rnc basically it seems like facing reality of the situation in jacksonville. what more can you tell us about the convention? >> reporter: four months into the pandemic, now you finally have republicans officials it seems coming to terms with reality, particularly on the ground in florida saying we will probably -- can't have 15,000 people in an arena for the president's renomination speech which is all the fan fare he envisioned and why he took the convention away from charlotte,
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north carolina, to move it to florida thinking that social distancing and mask guidelines would be more relaxed and now saying they think they have to move a lot of the event outdoors if not all of it and considering other areas, other arenas. they have outdoor amphitheaters and places to move people but it's unknown how many -- the governor of florida is going to allow to gather. there's currently an executive order that caps arenas at 50% or less capacity. is that something he will do for the president? we don't know. we are told there's a meeting here at the white house last night when the president came to terms with this, discussing with the advisers that it is not feasible to have this convention fully indoors. whether it's outdoors or another form, florida, as you know so well there's heat, humidity, hurricane risks and there's a health crisis, of course, to
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consider. >> yeah. exactly. monica alba, quite the busy day at the white house. if they had a message for the day the president himself has stepped on it. the question i always have for him is where does he think his base is going if he thinks it's going to leave him. monica, thank you very much. let's stick to the virus. joining me is richard besser, he and three other former cdc heads have the op-ed in "the washington post" today entitled" we ran the cdc, no president ever politicized the science the way trump has." another excerpt on the screen before we get started. you guys write, trying to fight this pandemic while subverting scientific expertise is like fighting blindfold. it will determine how soon and safely the schools reopen. it is not too late to give the cdc the proper role in guiding the response but the clock is
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ticking. director redfield today said if everybody in america wore masks when they're supposed to we could be -- have this virus under control four to eight weeks. do you buy that? >> i think we need to do a lot more than that. the injection of politics into this response is extremely dangerous to the nation. we are talking about people's lives and what it takes to save lives. and cdc is the nation's public health agency and so when you see politicians attacking cdc they're not just attacking cdc. they're attacking every public health agency, every state agency, every local agency that's working to save lives. masks are important. we need to do that but we also need to social distance. we need to wash our hands. we need to make sure that everyone in america has what they need to protect themselves and for some people that means extending protections from eviction and mortgage foreclosure, continuing or
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renewing income support so that people will have the money they need so that they don't have to go to work if it's a dangerous situation, protecting the workers. masks is not the cure-all to this. a lot more the federal government needs to do. >> i'm curious. one of the concerns i'm sure you have and others have is a morale issue at cdc and just wondering when the president of the united states amplifies a tweet critical of the cdc and that tweet from a former well-known game show host that chuck woolery, who i don't think is a noted medical expert on any of this stuff and just throws out these things that are just not true. everyone is lying. the cdc, media, democrats, the doctors that we are told to trust. i think it's all about the election and keeping the economy from coming back which is about the election. i'm sick of it. we hear the president talk about
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himself. he thinks that somehow school superintendents are deciding not to reopen because of his re-election efforts which just -- i don't want to enter into how people think that way but what is this doing to morale at cdc? >> yeah. you know, i worked at cdc for 13 years and there's nothing in my career that i'm prouder of. there's not a group of people, civil servants more committed to helping the public. and that's not just something you see at the federal level. you see it at state, local public health. these are folks committed to protecting lives, to saving lives and so when you see them beat up in the press by politicians, it has consequences and it has consequences to safety, as well. you have been hearing about public health leaders whose lives are threatening or needing bodyguards, people losing the jobs. during a pandemic you need people to be supported, the
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country to rally around them because they're doing heroic work in really challenging times. >> do you think director redfield is glad you wrote this or do you think he thinks you're just getting me in more truboub with trump? >> i think that's beside the point and important for us as former directors to step up for the agency, to stand up for science, to push forward because if as a nation we were to emerge from this stronger than right now we need to follow the guidance of public health. it is the roadmap to a sustained economic recovery. it is the roadmap to ensure that everyone in america is protected and is safe. and if we don't follow that guidance the numbers continue to go in the wrong direction and any idea of opening schools becomes simply a dream. something that's absolutely
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unattainable. >> at this point, if you were sitting in that role would you be advising the president to authorize shutdowns again? a doctor came on the show friday saying, look, we didn't do it right the first time. we probably need to do it right and get it done. >> what we are seeing in states that are seeing increasing numbers is roll back of these openings and openfulhopefully ie done more refined than the first time. there are certain things we know now that is safer. it is safer to be outdoors six feet away from people but a lot of the openings that have taken place are going to have to roll back because you can't move to a system of testing and tracking and isolation and quarantine when you're seeing thousands of cases a day in a state. that will overwhelm the public health department. you have to get the numbers down to the hundreds or les than
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hundreds so that you can put that system in place and switch from a lockdown kind of an approach to one of traditional public health measures to keep this under control. >> dr. richard besser, former acting cdc director, within of four who wrote that op-ed today, thank you for coming on. we are awaiting the start of the white house news event. not quite sure if it's a press conference and whether people are able to get their questions taken by him but we will be monitoring that closely and bring you any important developments. trouble in texas. many complaining the wait, the wait for the results that it's far too long. talking to a local leader taking matters into his on hands. (vo) the time is coming for us to get out and go again.
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welcome back. cases of coronavirus are surging in the lone star state. moments ago texas reported a
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record number of new cases for that state, 10,745. this means the state recorded more than 250,000 cases. more than 10,000 people hospitalized with the virus there. another number setting grim records as it continues to climb and san antonio area officials say the hospitals under severe stress and reached a critical point. texas judge nelson wolf joins me now. just paint me a picture of how things are right now in your county, sir. >> well, right now, about 30%, 35% of all the patients in the hospital are covid related. as of yesterday, we had 1,267 in the hospital. we show you how fast it grew from june 1st we had 93 so it's exploded here in the last several weeks and we are in a bit of a crisis.
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we are doing everything we can to enlarge the number of beds we have but if this trend continues we're going to be in serious, serious problems. we are hoping that we can turn this around but there's not any clear evidence that we have been able to do it yet. >> what would you like to be able to do policywise right now that you can't because of state law? >> we would like to cut back on the openings that have occurred. we had in place a limited number of people that could gather but the governor putt 13 exceptions to that and that's amusement parks, it is a number of other venues with facilities like a rodeo event or a sporting e venl event and a soccer match. we have not the authority to do
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it. we are enforcing our law now with respect to having to wear a face mask and with respect to businesses requiring them to make face masks. we have given warnings, talked and now citations for it. >> i want to go to the testing issue because it seems as if the same problem that's taking place in texas is also hitting florida and arizona. and that is, while you can conduct a number of tests, getting the results back in a timely fashion to do something about it is a problem. you have got a mayor turnaround time. what are you trying to do about this? >> our average turnaround now is three days. previous to that it was even worse but when you get data three days old or maybe backed up data from the labs that you just don't know when you get that every day like yesterday we had 854 more cases. i can't tell you whether they
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originated a day, two days ago or maybe or five or six days ago so yes. there is still a problem not getting it timely. there are some tests that have been done by texas med clinic that you can go on and do and get the return for you as short as 15 minutes. but the typical tests that we are doing we are still seeing labs backing up. delayed results coming in. >> the governor said june 22nd making a proclamation to take new action if the metrics on cases, hospitalizations and positivity rate. all of them did double and we're not even at july 22nd yet. he has said one of the reasons he's holding off that he is thinking about doing a stricter lockdown but he hasn't because he doesn't believe it can be enforced. what would you say to the
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governor about that? >> ever since we put in place which -- the opposition of the state errored businesses to do it and then he took the step on july 3rd i think it was to mandate face masks. took that from us on may 5th so people were confused about that so he recently changed his mind and now were out there enforcing it and i know just yesterday we had citations to budses and three residential. we found other violations. people still get a mixed message. you know? president of the united states, i think, put a face mask on and should keep it on. many mixed messages going out and i think out of everything the mixed messages and young people also are being a little careless has thrown us into the tremendous problem we face
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today. >> i think it's fair. four months in, a lot of places are not sure. is the mayor in charge? does the governor make this call? the lack of federal leadership sort of perhaps made it to where everybody is taking the matters into their own hands. judge nelson for coming on and sharing your perspective with us. >> thank you. up ahead, we'll have the very latest on the coronavirus surge in other places that are hard hit right now including florida and california and an immigration crisis amid a global pandemic. could migrant families be separated again? that may happen sooner than you think. usaa is made for what's next we're helping members catch up by spreading any missed usaa insurance payments over the next twelve months so they can keep more cash in your pockets for when it matters most find out more at
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welcome back. a day after calling the surge of cases in his state a blip florida governor desantis wore a mask today, one of the first times in public. the governor is reluctant to require face coverings state wide but florida has 133 new deaths, the state's highest one-day death toll since the pandemic began. california reported more than 8,000 new cases a day after the governor ordered gyms and churches closed. statewide conditions worsen. for more i'm joined by joe fryer
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and kerry sanders. joe fryer, you know, it is interesting. as the sunbelt fights this and we have talked about this before, california can't blame their problem on reopening too soon. any good explanation for why they're having such a hard time despite the fact that they have had stricter lockdowns, stricter protocols than most of the other sunbelt states? >> reporter: it is sort of hard to get an answer on that. you talk to officials saying some of the places where they see the cases come from might be indoor work settings or people having gatherings in indoors to see a cluster form from that and some concern is still over people's behavior, especially when things aren doors but there's the mask man date here and no garn teuarantee and evenh they moved at a lower pace it's still could have moved slower. you look in the bay area,
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northern california, not experiencing the same problems as southern california and moving at a conservative pace and you have the situation where so many businesses across california that had reopened in the last few weeks or in the case of santa clara county where gyms and salons just reopened yesterday, now they have to close again immediately. and the worry is what will happen here in los angeles. the mayor here in l.a. sounding the alarm saying this could actually get a little stricter. he's basically saying l.a. has a color coded system and l.a. is at orange and feels the city is close to red. and if the city hits red then you will basically be looking at a shutdown again going back to staying at home and the mayor issuing that warning so people are paying close attention to what's happening here in california trying to i guess rebend the curve if you will.
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>> and, joe, what does this mean? we know in southern california, we had l.a. county and san diego county announce the school decision collectively. what kind of impact for the rest of the state? what point is the uc system, for instance, going to announce what they do in the fall? is everything on hold on that front? and other places. >> reporter: it's hard to say and to see what the colleges decide to do and we will are seeing with the k-12 school different decisions being made and l.a. and san diego, they came out together with a joint statement both scheduled to reopen next month, first l.a. at the beginning of the month and san diego at the end of the month saying we will start not in classes but remote learning and then revisit this as things go along but in between those two major cities you have orange county where the board of education has actually recommended going back to school in person and right now not
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recommending masks or social distancing and that's a recommendation, up to the school districts to make the final decision. we know orange county is sometimes an outlier compared with l.a. and the areas around but debate of schools and then at the college level, too. we are close to classes needing to resume. >> orange county being orange county. joe, thank you. kerry sanders, today governor desantis meeting with miami-dade county mayors. he wore a mask. we now have the grim reminder that the death toll sadly is a lagging indicator and now seeing that the spike in cases is now leading to this increase now in the death toll. we're a long way away when the governor like joking about lunch in queens. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, the governor is taking this very seriously but meeting with the mayors here in
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miami-dade county, he is still letting them make the decisions on what they want to do in their communities. of course, the criticism has been that the coronavirus doesn't know a city limit. it doesn't necessarily stop right here where in one area you have a rule that a gym can be open and another area of a gym needs to be closed. as he met today, this is the location where i'm standing which is where they're doing coronavirus testing. it's completed for today but to give you an idea of the size of the state we are talking about, they're doing 90,000 tests a day in florida. miami-dade where i am has a positive rate of 14%, higher than anywhere else in the state. elsewhere it's 11%. but when you look at what is going on in terms of this being an epicenter and that this state does not have coronavirus under control, there are a lot of concerns and a lot of anxiety and when the governor was holding a news conference
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yesterday he was heckled by one of the people who had gone into the room. we have since spoken to that heckler. let's listen to a little bit as the governor is speaking and hear the response by the heckler and chose to scream at the governor. >> you're an embarrassment -- >> i think the -- >> every day and you are doing nothing. you are falsifying information and you are deceiving the public. over 4,000 people have died and you are blaming the protesters. you guys have no plans and you are doing nothing. shame on you! there's no actual, you know, political will to take steps to get us through this. and again, we are looking at other states that are, you know, reopening. they're having, you know, no deaths recorded. very few cases popping up. and in florida we are the epicenter of the pandemic.
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it's embarrassing what's happening here. it is a complete and total abdication of leadership and a total failure honestly. >> reporter: the governor not necessarily directly responding to a heckler but pointing out at the roundtable today that the reason he does not have a one rule fits all for the state is because, chuck, you know this, florida is like many different states, almost like five states. what happens in miami-dade county is very different than tallahassee or the panhandle and he believes that one rule does not fit all and sort of underscoring that, chuck, in indian river county they voted today, nobody has to wear a mask. >> right. no, you got to let the counties work with each other if they can. there's no doubt a regional system in florida might make sense and got to be allowed to happen. thank you both. we continue to monitor the president's news conference at
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welcome back. after facing pushback and multiple lawsuits from multiple states and university institutions, the trump administration has walked back a policy that would have attempted to strip international students of the visas if their classes were somehow online for the fall. the decision comes as the administration continues to implement restrictive immigration policies with the ongoing pandemic including a decision to lead migrant children being separated from their parents for the second time in two years and could begin as soon as this friday. joining me is nbc news correspondent jacob sobaroth and
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following this from the very beginning and details the account in his new book "separated: inside an american tragedy." i do want to make sure folks get their hands on this book. we have gotten most of the great reporting on the air, as well. let's start with the decision by what we could expect coming friday. i want to skip past the trump administration backing off on the international students. they were about to get routed in the courts so i think we understand why they pulled back on that. what is happening to lead to a second round of family separation? >> reporter: it's almost unbelievable to think about it, right? two years after the height almost exactly of family separations in the summer of 2018 and here we are again about 335 parents and children are on the verge of separations friday. the crux of it is this. a judge here in california ordered the children released because of dangerous conditions of coronavirus inside i.c.e. family detention and the trump
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administration for weeks now has refused to rule out separating the parents and children and releasing the children alone. they're not obligated mandated, the judge is not able to rule on the release of the parents so the trump administration although in the discretion of i.c.e. and i.c.e. could as we talk right now release them together the trump administration has basically categorically ruled out doing that, at least until this friday, when the deadline comes and that's when everybody activists, lawyers, anybody who works with the children is worried to see more family separations even though president trump signed an executive order june 20th, 2018, supposedly ending the practice. >> there's obviously a couple ways that the administration might have been able to solve this. has there been an attempt to improve conditions where these migrants are being held? >> reporter: the lawyers will tell you, no. i was on a call yesterday with a different judge and the d.c. district court who declined to
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rule on whether or not the parents should be released setting up the deadline of friday and lawyers insist that the conditions have not improved and point to people with underlying conditions at grave medical risk and you mentioned the book and why i wanted to write the book, it is almost unbelievable we're here until you look at 2018. we were warned that that was not worst of it despite the president ended the policy, that people would be sick in border patrol conditions and children dying in custody last summer and here now with a global pandemic infiltrating these government detention centers and the solution to the problem? at least the trump administration's solution is not to fix the situation inside, not to release them together. it's to offer them family separation or indefinite detention and that's the bottom line. >> we have seen a lot of temporary changes in immigration law, we have seen attempts at asylum law.
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all using the pandemic as the rational for some of these changes. you have been covering what the dhs is trying to do, what's been the trump administration's trying to do. can you separate out how much is long-term policy goals that the trump administration has that they're just using the pandemic and how much is truly pandemic inspired? because we are in the middle of this. >> reporter: observing this as closely as i have, it is hard to believe that it's coincidtal that the result of immigration changes put into place under the guise of the coronavirus include turning around unaccompanied minors and departing immediately and detain parents when those have been the underlying goals of the trump administration all along. when you talk to people, again, that represent the children, whether it's lawyers or activists, they'll tell you that these have been the goals of the
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trump administration from day one and they were the goals of the trump administration during the family separation policy and katie miller who was then katie waldman and told me at the time that the reason they were separating people was to scare congress into acting to force some of these changes. that didn't happen then but the trump administration is doing it now during the coronavirus. >> and going back to family separation, all this has to do with the settlement which is at the root of a policy fix that congress and nobody seems to -- the courts have been forcing this for how long? and essentially we have been sitting in this legal limbo for how long? >> reporter: right. to remind everybody, the settlement agreement mandates that the united states government release children, migrant children in their custody within 20 days. because that amount of time is suitable for finding them a
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sponsor or releasing them together with their families. in fairness, the obama administration also wanted to get around the settlement agreement and when you talk to activists and lawyers tell you that they battled the obama administration, as well. here we are again with the agreement being the middle of this debate, the crux of the debate. the trump administration trying to find a way around letting children out and we should just be really clear, what getting around the agreement means is holding children in detention indefinitely with their parents and what doctors and medical professionals will tell you is not in the best interests of the child but i guess in immigration policy multiple administrations have pursued this goal and book. is successful yet. i'm sorry for the topic in some ways. "separated: inside an american tragedy." chronicling your reporting of the story in realtime that many
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welcome back. for part of the time we've been on the air this past hour the
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president has been speaking in the white house rose garden. back with us to discuss the news of this ongoing event my news colleague monica alba. you said it was likely china related, hong kong. he signed a bill that congress passed. tell us more about the news itself from the event. >> reporter: exactly. that was the headline. the president came out saying he signed the hong kong autonomy act which moments ago which had passed. this is in the two-week period he had to sign that since it passed in terms of legislation moving forward but really i have to tell you what strikes me is the president has been speaking now for sometime delivering what could be mistaken as a campaign rally speech far after talking about those key points on china and hong kong. he pivoted and now is going on many different topics and it strikes me the president hasn't had a campaign rally really
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since the debacle in tulsa nearly a month ago. the portsmouth event set to take place last weekend got scrapped. the campaign a question of crow turnout whether there wouldn't be enough attendance that the president is used to at these events. seemingly he doesn't have an outlet right now to vent to air his grievances on a range of topics. he seems to be using the rose garden event precisely for that even though it was billed as a china-related event. he did indicate he would take questions at the end but has not done it yet. a truly political speech from the white house, chuck. >> monica, just curious. i know he blamed china on the virus front. any substantive comments at all on the current pandemic? >> he did continue to say it was the china virus and to make those cases that he wants to be tough on china blaming china for
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this but didn't go into any direct detail. certainly not in terms of foreign policy. he was asked whether he was interested in talking about a phase two trade deal with china and he said i'm not interested in talking to china at all about that right now. that shows you where he is in that sense. he has said he wants to be continuing to be tough on china. then you had him suddenly talking about infrastructure, fake news. he even referred to some of the coronavirus cases as being drummed up for the fake news to report on. i mean, that is just a remarkable statement here, chuck, as we're seeing these cases spike. you have dr. fauci appearing in other events talking about how serious people need to take this and trust their health experts on this because other sources may not be giving the best information seemingly without naming him to the president chuck. >> monica alba with the latest
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from the white house. i appreciate you bringing the -- it looks like really just one piece of news at the top. that sounds like about it. thank you. we'll be right back with an update on the health of ruth bader ginsburg. we're carvana, the company who invented
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and statues of people that fought to keep people enslaved. we need to say to those like the president that we'll defend the statues -- that would defend the statues this is not making america great. making america great is to live up to what america is supposed to stand for. we are following some breaking news that i told you about before the break. we've just learned the supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg is recovering from a medical procedure and expected to be in the hospital the next
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few days. she was taken to the hospital last night after fever and chills. a statement from the court says justice ginsburg is being treated for possible infection. she went in for a procedure to clear out a duct stint placed last year. she is on an i.v. and indications are she should be just fine. that's all we have for tonight. we'll be back tomorrow with more "meet the press daily" but "the beat" is starting right now and stephanie ruhle is sitting in for ari. good evening. >> nice to see you, charles. welcome to "the beat." get ready. we have a big, big show for you tonight. joe biden going up with tv ads in the state of texas. we'll be speaking to one of the never trumpers behind the very fiery lincoln project ads that get under president trump's skin. i'll also speak with a teacher who got the coronavirus during summer school and also be joined live by the famous bill


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