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all right. that is going to do it for us tonight. we will see you again tomorrow when i'm scheduled to be hitting a grand slam for the boston red sox. everybody gets a turn. "way too early" is up next. ♪♪ the fight over executive privilege escalates. former president trump is suing the house select committee investigating the january 6th insurrection in order to keep white house records secret. the question is will it work or just delay the process? plus, remembering former secretary of state colin powell. politicians and friends from both sides of the aisle are paying tribute to the military trail blazer. the question is can the country live up to his legacy? and another grand slam for the red sox. boston makes history as the first team to hit three grand slams in a single postseason series. the question is how am i still
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functioning? it's "way too early" for this. ♪♪ good morning and welcome to "way too early," the show that wishes these playoff games didn't run so late. i'm jonathan lemire on this tuesday, october 19th. we'll start with the news. former president donald trump has filed new lawsuit against both the house select committee investigating the january 6th insurrection and the national archives. the suit, which was expected, seeks to block the committee from obtaining his administration's records from the archives. in the 26-page complaint, a lawyer for the former president argues that the records must remain secret as a matter of executive privilege. in a joint statement from the panel's chair benny toms and vice chair, liz cheney, the committee vowed to, quote, fight the president's attempt to obstruct our investigation. meanwhile the white house is ramping up the pressure on democrats to find a compromise on their vast lenl lative
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agenda. president biden is leading a flurry of meetings with lawmakers to break a stalemate and find a way to pass the reconciliation bill. the president spoke with senator joe manchin of west virginia over the phone yesterday. manchin has signaled in recent days he opposed the clean energy provisions in the bill, endangering the biden administration's climate change plan. progressive caucus chair congresswoman pramila jayapal of washington met with the president as well and will lead a delegation of progressives at a white house meeting this afternoon. later a meeting with moderates led by congresswoman susan dell beny of washington will follow. senator skier stin sinema of arizona will also meet with the president today. his calendar is quite full. the white house is accelerating its push to get its legislation passed or show progress made ahead of three key deadlines. the transportation funding, oversees summit and the upcoming
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governor's race which is much closer than expected. the leaders of the democratic party also met yesterday. senators joe manchin and bernie sanders acting as the heads met to negotiation. here are the lawmakers after that discussion. >> how was your meeting with -- your one-on-one with senator sanders? >> good meeting. >> how was your meeting with congresswoman jayapal? >> good meeting. >> good meeting? did you -- >> get a picture of us, huh? we're talking, all right? >> we're talking. >> you're going to have a resolution by the end of the week? >> we're talking. we're going to make some progress. >> all smiles there. as joked on twitter, that picture is worst between 1.8 and $3.5 trillion. also jayapal and manchin met. they did not get into
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negotiations according to an nbc news source. joining us now, nbc news capitol hill news correspondent ali vitali. the president has got a full docket of meetings and there were key meetings evolving around senator joe manchin. was any progress made? >> look. as you saw senator manchin said, good meetings all around. that's been the vibe for weeks as these reconciliation meetings have been going on. you're right they're coming up against another self-imposed deadline at the end of the month here. there are reasons that it's important to stick to it. by and large, they could blow straight by the end of the month and continue negotiating. that being said, it's clear when you look at how stacked president biden's agenda is today meeting with all these different faxes of democrats,
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it's clear they would like to get this done sooner than later. you laid out one of the key important reasons why. the virginia governor's race has been meant to be a referendum, an early one, on the democratic majorities in the house, senate, and, of course, the white house. there is pressure within the party to move things along so they can have something to show for their time leading washington in one of these key litmus tests at this early point in the calendar ahead of the midterms. pressure point is certainly there. at the same time what we've continued to see in the meetings with manchin and meeting with jayapal, that's one where the key leaders finally sat down together yesterday. not much hammered out there, but certainly at least face-to-face, they let each other know where they stand. the other thing that's interesting, as we're starting to see different parts of these negotiations weed out different policy priorities, my sense is manchin would rather pull full policy items out rather than sunset them earlier or find
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other ways to bring the costs down. that being said, he is also into means testing on a lot of these policy priorities, which could bring the cost down as well, though we're also seeing on the other side of this as those things are floated in the press, other parts of the coalition come back and say, hey, that's not just for me. we're seeing this jockeying not happening just in the white house between these top senators and lawmakers, we're seeing it spill out to the press in a very public way. the negotiaing is happening, but i'm not sure we're doing anything other than treading in place at this point. >> the fact that two sides are talking is good it. hasn't broken off. you're right. there's a limit to some of these deadlines, self-imposed, but fast approaching. ali, let's bounce back to former president, someone you and i covered for quite some time, the lawsuit he's filed against the house committee and the
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archives. is there merit to it? >> this is where it's always been going it. was always a battle that was going to end up in court. according to trump and his allies, that's where they would like it to be. the longer it takes, the longer it takes to get the documents and information they say they want for their investigation. the reason that drawing this out is problematic for the committees, as things get closer and history is on their side on this, if republicans were to retake their house, they would be able to dismantle this investigation. time is truly of the essence for the january 6th committee. for their part they knew that this trump lawsuit was coming tlflt's part of a statement from congressman benny toms and liz cheney where they say precedent and law is on their side, they say. president biden has so far declined to invoke that privilege. all of that is true. at the same time, though, you and i know the trump orbit well. they were always going to fight.
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this they were not going to to be cooperative. the committee was aware of the contours of that, and it's going to go further when they take a vote within the committee on referring a criminal contempt charge. if they pass that out of the committee, that will go to the full floor of the house, and once that passes, that will end with the doj. again, giving teeth to the investigation. each step takes time, and that is kind of the problem. >> politicians don't come more litigious than donald trump. they feel like january 6th is important and the truth must come out. we appreciate it. we'll talk to you again soon. the nation is mourning the loss of one of the nation's most distinguished figures. colin powell died at the age of 84. andrea mitchell has more.
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>> he was the first black chairman of joint chiefs leading the desert storm. >> our strategy is very, very simple. first we're going to cut it off and then kill it. >> reporter: colin powell who started as an infantry man who served two tours in vietnam became a household name, later secretary of state. he was fully vaccinated but suffered from parkinson's and myeloma. many urged him to run for president. >> you write in the book how wrenching the decision was. >> i had to think about it because it was expected of me. i'm a soldier. but after a few weeks of it, i realized, this is just not me. this is not what i can do. >> reporter: his so-called pottery barn move of war, if you break it, you own it, led him to privately oppose the iraq war. we were with him in afghanistan in 2002. >> what is it go doing take to put the country back together?
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>> it gets to take the effort of the entire international community. >> reporter: later making case to the u.n. that saddam husain had weapons of mass destruction, accepting the pretext that it was cause for a war with iraq. in 2008 he broke with the republican party endorsing barack obama and strongly criticizing donald trump's challenge to obama's birthright. >> the correct answer is he's not a muslim. he's a christian. he's always been a christian. but the right answer is what if he is? is there something wrong with being a muslim in this country? no. that's not america. >> reporter: tributes around the world including from president biden. >> he's not only a dear friend and patriot, one of our great military leaders and a man of decency -- >> when i walked up to him, i said, you're general colin powell, and he said, yes, i am. >> i knew he was one of me. he was one of my guys.
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>> reporter: when his car got a flat, an amputee pulled over to fix it. he said, thanks, anthony. you touched my soul and reminded me of what this country is about. let's stop screaming at each other. alma powell is also suffering from covid but recovering at home. she did not need to be hospitalized. there's his legacy and cherished memory at the college in new york and his appeals to heal our racial and political divides. jonathan? >> our thanks to nbc's andrea mitchell for that report. we veal more on colin powell later in the show. next, the latest on the efforts to free a kidnapped group of americans in haiti. the fbi is stepping in.
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in haiti, the fbi is part of the urgent effort to find a group of missionaries and their families, 16 of them who are americans, who were kidnapped over the weekend. the haitian justice minister tells the "wall street journal" the gang responsible is demanding a $17 million ransom. nbc news correspondent sam brock has the latest. >> reporter: 48 hours after the start of an international crisis in one day after an fbi team touched down in haiti, still no answers about whether 17 kidnapped missionaries will be rescued or how. >> fbi is part of a coordinated u.s. government effort to get the u.s. citizens involved to safety. >> reporter: part of the effort, a state department team now also on the ground. the ohio aid christian-based
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ministry says of those abducted, 16 americans, five of them children. on the streets of port-au-prince and pleas for help over the violence. >> you have to get out and find food because if you get out, they will not kidnap you. >> reporter: immigrants rights activists lying on pavement after earthquakes, a presidential assassination, and kidnappings forced many to flee. >> reporter: your nephews and nieces, do you worry they will not survive. >> every day you live in haiti, you're lucky. every single day, you live, you're lucky. >> reporter: the wave of kidnappings appears to be skyrocketing. there were 330 in the first eight months, more than 100 from last year. there are larger figures with
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600 kidnappings through september including an increase in three months. >> it's like living in a war zone. you don't know when you're going to get shot at or kidnapped. >> reporter: port-au-prince is where it's believed armed gangs are controlling the city. >> it's terrorizing because you could have 40 dead people in your hospital in a matter of hours if you don't succeed. it's very complex when you have to go through a gang to get the oxygen. >> in a significant step the biden administration has asked the supreme court to temporary literature block texas abortion law calling it plainly unconstitutional. the department of justice filed an application with the high court seeking a an order that would suspend the order. he says the proposition is as breathtaking as it is dangerous. allowing the law to stay in
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place would perpetuate the thousands of women who choose to end life. the supreme court has asked texas to file its response by thursday. the law which has been in place since september bans abortion as early as six weeks after. according to a letter obtained by nbc news, the acting attorney general informed her office they're looking at several oversight projects. the probes will look into the state department's special immigrant visa program, afghan's process for refugee admission into the u.s., resettlement of refugees, around the emergency evacuation of those in kabul back in august. president biden has repeatedly defends his position to remove
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where the astros will aim to get even after allowing 25 runs and 32 hits to the red sox so far. i'm excited, but we've still got a long way to go. got to get two more wins. also tonight the dodgers host the burbanks in the ncls. turning to the finale of week six in the nfl season. to nashville, starting with a 76-yard score run, derrick henry, he's so good. rumbled across the goal line three times last night, topping 100 yards, rushing for the fifth consecutive game. the longest in the nfl since 2013. they put the titans ahead with three minutes to play in the fourth quarter. the tennessee defense did its job from there stopping buffalo's josh allen from a fourth down q.b. sneak in the final seconds to beat the bills.
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the first major college coach has now lost his job over vaccination status. washington state has fired football coach rolovich. washington governor jay inslee had set a deadline for yesterday for thousands of state employees including rolovich to get vaccinated. he asked for an extension, but it was denied. meanwhile evander kane was suspended for 21 games for submitting a fake covid vaccination card. he won't be eligible to play until the end of november. time now for the weather. bill karins, start, please, the forecast for 8:00 p.m. in boston tonight and then tell us what the rest of the country looks like. >> probably a didden more home runsridiculous.
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yeah, the bats are hot torque say the least. all right. so let me get to these pictures behind me because what we have been learning obviously throughout the last couple of years is how dry california's been, how bad the drought is in the west. and they do things a little differently in california because their wet season begins the end of october, beginning of november. they have what they call their water year. it goes from the beginning of the rainy season to when it begins the next year. they say it's just ending now, and we just found out it was the driest since 1924 this past year. the drought covers almost the entire state, extreme drought, especially in the northern half of the state. and they really only picked up about 50% of their average rain and snow throughout much of the -- much of california, from the central valley to the north. here's the good news, jon. we have a series of storms coming into california. they're lined up across the pacific. we're going to see all the storms coming onshore in the
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days ahead especially as we go tuesday into wednesday, later on tonight into tomorrow. then thursday and then friday is when we're going to see some big storms coming in. we could end up with some rainfall totals, up to ten inches. that's fantastic. not going to end the drought, but it's going to be a good start to our new rainy season in the west. look at the forecast in the east. no problems in boston. 62 and partly cloudy. that's not bad at all for some fall baseball. >> these so great about the rain in california, bill, but also, of course, wildfires, i remember more than once covering a trip out there and seeing the devastation and aftermath of that. this is good news indeed. let's hope that continues. bill karins, thank you very much. we'll see you again soon. still ahead, "washington post's" david. before we go to break we want to know why you're up early.
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♪♪ welcome back to "way too early." it's precisely 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 out west. i'm jonathan lemire. president biden is paying tribute to former secretary of state colin powell who had endorsed the president in the 2020 election. here's some of what he had to say during a white house ceremony yesterday. >> i became friends with colin powell who we just lost. think of our colin powell.
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he's not only a dear friend and a patriot, wu of our great military leaders and a man of overwhelming decency. this is a guy born the son of immigrants in new york city, raised in harlem in the south bronx, graduated from city college in new york, and he rose through the highest ranks in not only the military but also in areas of foreign policy and state craft. this is a guy who we talk about, who had teachers who looked at this african-american kid and said, you can do anything. so all i want to say to you really is don't underestimate. don't underestimate what you do. >> biden ordered flags to be flown at half-staff until sunset on friday to honor powell's life and contribution to the country. he was 84 years old.
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keep scrolling please. despite being fully vaccinated, his longtime assistant revealed the 84-year-old had been successfully treated for blood cancer several years ago leaving him immunocompromised. powell was also suffering from parkinson's disease and was scheduled to get his coronavirus booster shot when he fell ill and was hospitalized. as some try to use powell's death to show the vaccine is not effective, there's no proof. they do not eliminate hospitalization and death. meanwhile newly released audio shows powell's spirit remained high even though his health was declining. bob woodward spoke with him. he did over 50 interviews in over 32 years. >> well, you see, i've got to go
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to the hospital about two or three times a week. i goevt multiple mile low na cancer and i've got parkinson's disease, but otherwise i'm fine. >> oh, no. i'm so sorry. >> don't say no, don't feel sorry for me for god's sakes. i'm 85 years old, got to have something. >> joining us now, david ignatius. we heard president biden talk about colin powell's upbringing and what an inspirational story he was and what he achieved. he talked about not just that but his record in yub form and and then in government. talk about how he was different from other mill tai figures in recent american history. >> jon, hearing his voice and the tape body woodward made back in july is really striking. it h e sounds so full of life as
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he says to woodward, i haven't missed a day of life. he sounds like the happy warrior, the person who knows what he's accomplished. in his military career, colin powell was distinguished, i think, by two things. he was one of the people who put the u.s. military back together after the vietnam war where he served two tours. military was a mess. it didn't believe in itself. the war had been a failure. and powell was part of the generation that in a sense reinvented the u.s. military much more powerful, new precision weapons that were on display in the gulf war in 1991. so he was a symbol of our growing military strength and confidence. but at the same time, really fascinatingly, he was always the reluctant warrior is the phrase that has come down. he was somebody who understood
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the nature of war well enough to be extremely careful about actually committing forces, risking the deaths of the servicemen and women he commanded. that was true in the first gulf war, which ended up being an overall triumph in 1991. and it was true when bush decided to invade iraq in 2001. there's a vivid scene in which colin powell goes to bush and tries as hard as he can to talk him out of this invasion which he thinks is misconceived. finally bush says, okay, i'll take this to the u.n. that's how colin powell ended up on that day in february 2003 in the u.n. delivering a case that iraq had weapons of mass destruction, a case tragically that turned out to be based on faulty intelligence. that really angered and upset
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colin powell. this man had not wanted to go to war. we know the iraq war turned out really even more difficult than colin powell had predicted. but i just loved, as i say, coming back to where we started, hearing that bright cheery, you know, not a shred of self-pity in that person's voice. colin powell really was the american dream. he was the immigrant who made it, the black man who defied any racial prejudice, made it to the top of the military, and that's what we're remembering today and all this week. >> yeah. certainly, david, i'm glad you brought it up, obviously the run-up to the iraq war is part of colin powell's legacy. people remember that. he, of course, was far more than that. also at the time he was one of the most popular americans in the country. there was real talk of him running for president some years ago, but tell us, you know, when you look at it now as you take
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his life in full, what do you think his ultimate legacy will be, and do you see in terms of the legacy he left for the united states military going forward? >> the legacy that he left, i think, will be precisely this understanding of the limits of military power. the reluctant warrior he is now, once again very prevalent in the military. they saw what they couldn't do in afghanistan and iraq, and i think they'll associate that going forward with powell. >> the "washington post," david ignatius. thank you so very much for being hero this morning and we'll see you in a little bit on "morning joe." still ahead, the totally durchlt reason marvel fans will have to wait a little longer for some of their favorite superheroes to save the day. "way too early" will be back in just a minute. " will be back in just a minute.
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the house select committee investigating the january 6th insurrection is laying out its criminal contempt case against former trump adviser steve bannon. according to the "washington post," the committee sent a letter to ban non's attorney on friday purporting that he failed to cooperate with its investigation. bannon has argued he can't respond due to executive privilege. the committee also released a criminal contempt report. the report will be the subject of a committee meeting later this evening when the panel is expected to vote and approve the contempt charge. it's possible the vote could be taken up by the full house as early as this week, and it would then go to the justice department. joining us now, nag at
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correspondent at politico, betsy. thank you so much for being bianna golodryga here this morning. what is your reporting that doj will, in fact, charge bannon if he's charged with contempt in the house? >> it's hard to say. i think there's kind of an emerging view it's very likely dj will charge him, but that's not a consensus, and, in fact, the justice department doesn't want to get involved in criminal proceedings if there's civil litigation that could resolve the matter. what we expect bannon's team to argue if they end up engaging with doj prior to any criminal charges is trump has now sued the january 6 select committee, in part claiming many of its investigative goals violated executive privilege. that said, bannon has an extraordinarily thin argument to make regarding executive privilege because, first, trump is not the executive anymore,
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and, second, of course, bannon was not an executive member of the branch on january 6. i want to emphasize it's much too early and risky to assume we can get what doj is going to do. this is going to be a tricky call for them and sure to be made at the highest levels of the department. >> where do things stand with meadows, patel, and scavino? there is some speculation that donald trump himself could be called. where does this go in the next days and weeks? >> that's true. one member of the select committee has not ruled out calling donald trump to testify. that's certainly something potentially on the terrible. in terms of mark meadows and kash patel, two who the committee is seeking testimony from, despite what trump has
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said about executive privilege. both of those men, it's our understanding, have engaged to try to cooperate with the s&p in some capacity. they're in a really interesting spot. both are alums of congress. meadows was a conservative member and kash patel was the top investigator for devin nun jens at the house intelligence committee. they're both tools congress has to try to extract testimony even from recalcitrant witnesses and it's telling they're engaging. dan scavino is a slightly wacky subpoena. that's a little bit embarrassing for the select committee. we're waiting to see how much scavino engages with them and how they potentially move that deadline to try to get as much out of him as they can. that said scavino historically has been perhaps one of trump's most loyal aides, and the likelihood he does anything to
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get by or upset trump himself is not high. >> scavino, of course, used to be the golf manager for the former president trump. one last thing. the president's whole life has been surrounded bypresident's w have been surrounded by lawyers. did he find legitimate lawyers who want to take this case for him as it all unfolds. >> jessie benald is connected to sidney powell. he's not someone seen as the member of the community. this is not a major litigation firm. the answer is no, trump has not
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brought in a law firm that generates a lot of anxiety among people who gets who. >> fair enough. betsy woodruff swan, thank you for being here. earlier in the show, we asked, why are you awake. >> one of you writes, i am awake to gloat along with you after another amazing sox win. another viewer shares this photo of miko the cat. i wish i can say i feel bad. >> and i received this picture from someone who's up early watering their lawn. okay, let's say it. that's the most not electric setting in the world but props on the healthest looking grass. julie tweeted this, i received a couple of notes, when we talked about adele setting records for
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tension between the two could have launch between the two nations which is driving the news this week we have seen recently the past couple of days o f a new hyper sonic missiles that the chinese fired. that would evade u.s. missile defenses. people should calm down a little bit. that is technology that the united states has had for decades. what's interesting it's the first time the chinese demonstrated they committed a slight escalation. there are more slice by chinese military into tawainese
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aerospace. there are concerns of a military conflict there. there is a big deal of the nuclear submarine by austria sent by the united states, united kingdom. some other allies focusing on china and nato itself is focused on the soviet union is shifting towards their policies at looking at china. ratcheting attention of the two worlds. what's really different is around how interconnected i have mentioned about these two countries are. the soviet union was off during the cold war but not related with the united states, millions of american teenagers have chinese apps on their phones. a cold war between the united states and china will be very different than within from the united states and the soviet union. >> europe has more connection to china. the phrase arm's race is
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nerve-racking for anybody. there is been hopes that president biden can meet with president xi jinping. the president is not going to those summits. let's switch gears and talk about celebrities who are turning their focus from hollywood to washington running for office, matthew mcconaughhey in texas and polls are showing he may have a shot. >> this is growing for texas. the latest one that peeked our attention on this and also katelyn jenner who ran for governor in california. there is always a role for politics and endorsing politics they can have big roles in campaigns and campaigning and starting schools a lot of celebrities give back to communities. the trend that we are seeing is failure of a lack of trust.
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trust deficit as ways people looking at institution and government politicians and the media, they don't believe them and trust them. they look at other sources, what's the perfect place to go for that? celebrities that have a great social media presence. loosen people trying to find ways to solve problems. >> next, 30 seconds for you. jobs created by commercial internet are skyrocketing. what's driving this in. >> new data out, 12% of the gdp written by the internet, this is another big data point in a shift of the united states, jobs of manufacturing or agricultural jobs or different types that need different skills at different locations, that's a big disruption in the united states that's been going on in 20 years. >> you nailed the timing.
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