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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> from this day forward, it's going to be only america first. >> reality check. after promising so much so fast, claiming victory again and again. >> i got it done in the first 100 days. you think that's easy? >> what has trump really accomplish snd the surprising answers from our team of reporters. expert analysts. and our brand-new poll. and now, with that day of judgment fast approaching -- >> it's going to be great. it will happen. >> what does trump have planned for his final 100-day surprise snmplgt we'll be having a big announcement on wednesday. plus, one of trump's earliest most influential
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attorney general jeff sessions in his first sunday show interview. all angles on the extraordinary first 100 days of this unprecedented presidency. from abc news, it's "this week." here now, chief anchor george stephanopoulos. good morning. when it comes to politics, not much unites us these days. i bet we all agree donald trump, love him or hate him is a different kind of president. unlike any we have seen before. running for president, he broke all the rules and won. being president, it turns out, bait more complicated. and as he completes his first 100 days the this week, even trump seems conflicted. on tuesday, he boasted of the best start of any president ever. by friday, he was calling the 100-day benchmark ridiculous. by this time next week, he could be the first president in history to face a government shutdown in his first 100 days. over the next hour, we'll take a deep dive into president trump's
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what's working, what's not. hat he must do to keep his promise of masive change. we begin with stark new poll results. trump in a deep hole. the worst aprufl ratings around the 100 half day mark for my president many modern times. 53% disapprove. and as you see in this chart, no other president has been underwhat e like that. the average rating since truman, 69-19. over time, the ratings drift down. they rarely, if ever, go up. right now, 53% think the president is a strong leader. nearly 6 in 10 doubt hid honesty, temperament, empathy, and judgment. 53% move he's not accomplished that much in this first three months. one big bright spot, no buyer's remorse. 96% of supporters stand by their vote. and get this, if a new election were held
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trump would even beat hillary clinton in the popular vote. that finding is a flashing red light for democrats. we're going the analyze their predicament today, as well. explore whether a president can governor at home when only his base gives him the benefit of the doubt. and what it means with security threats overseas. will the country stand by a controversial president if crisis hits? we start with jonathan karl. let's start on a reality check. >> no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days, that includes on military, on the border, on trade, on regulation, on law enforcement. >> that is the kind of hyperbolic claim we have come to expect from the president. it's hard to think what kind of standard it could be true on. etch for the standard he set for himself, he's not meeting the mark. >> reporter: on one hand,
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up washington. he has big plans for the rest of the year. but by the stards that he set forhimself during the campaign, there is no question that he's fallen dramatically short in the first 10 days. look at this. back in october, he offered whae he called a contract with the american voter. ten specific promises. ten pieces of legislation he promised to introduce and quote fight for their passage within the first 100 day of hi administration. well, george, only one of those has even been introduced. that is repealing and replacing obamacare. obviously, that hasn't passed. regulations. cutting, rolling back regulations that owe what put in place, especially on the environment. his economic team believe this is is already having an impact op business. they believe that ultimately, rolling back those regulations could have more of an impact that tax refo
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and george, you mentioned him saying this is a ridiculous mark. i gotta tell you, i'm seeing a mad scramble in the west wing to try to get points on the board before the 100-day marker. there's tax reform. you mentioned the promise he made on friday that he'll unveil a plan for tax reform on wednesday of next week. this shocked his own top advisers. the idea had been floated a few days earlier. they agreed they wouldn't do it yet. it wasn't ready. then hay heard him say it. clearly an indication he wants to get something more done before they retch the 100 days. >> how about the white house behind the scenes. pretty unsettled. some talk of a shakeup. has that settled down? you still think there is one coming? >> reporter: the infighting seems to have settled. a bit. i do believe we'll see
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changes. no question the president is hearing from his outside advisers. the people he trusts on the outside urging him to make significant changes to the white house management structure. i don't think it's immediate. >> thank you, jon. let's move to terry moran in london. the world so shocked at first by the election of donald trump and some of his promises the. you look at how he's handled some of his various meetings overseas. some sense that the world is changing trump more than trump is changing the world. >> i think what the president is learning is summed up by a british prime minister. he was asked, somewhat your foreign policy? he said, evens, dear boy, events. in the first 100 days, is syrian chemical weapons attack, the accelerating north
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nuclear crisis. in doing so, he's found nations change leaders. changing the national interest is harder. he finds advisers who know how the united states handles themselves on this regard. russia, whatever he wanted to do, changing the relationship with russia, it's a geostrategic fact that the national interests of russia and the united states in places like syria, it's just antagonistic. that said, he's made a huge mark on trade and climate change. in that way, he's turning the united states around in the world. >> in the meantime, his populist message. you've been reporting on that across europe. >> it's amazing to see the reaction of europe to donald trump's election. it was a fire bell in the night. he crystallized this sentiment in many, many countries. think the
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have their backs. then he started governing. there was almost a trump backlash. people alarmed at the failure of the muslim travel ban, which was too extreme for a lot of european voters to begin with. at the failure of health care. at the sense this was a daily melodrama that was sometimes unpredictable. sometimes unhinged. when i spoke to marine le pen who may be the next president in france, she wanted to hitch her star to donald trump early on. when i talked to her a couple of weeks ago, she was distancing herself. i am my own woman. we have different issues in france. he does represent around the world a new kind of politics. that voters are desperate for. >> we'll sew the french election. terry moran, thank you very much. trump is unprecedented in so many ways. no president in modern times has
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continued to profit from a business empire. let's bring in rebecca jarvis in front of the trump hotel in las vegas. some experts saying there's never been a worse conflict of interest. they say it's a violation of the constitution. the lawsuits have begun. >> that's right, george. short of selling all of those assetsers putting them into a blind trust run by someone other than the family, these conflicts of interest are bound to pop up. his businesses include 500 companies. from las vegas around the world. one big issue is that the counter party in a number of these foreign deals have close connections to, foreign governments. the other issue is that because this is the real estate business, a number of those deals are done with shell companies. and george, we don't know who the counterparty is in the shell companies. often, we're blind to the identity of those individuals. >> not without his
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the public doesn't seem too concerned. they have questions about the president having his daughter and son-in-law in the white house. 61% disapprove. those two have gone farther in accept right themselves from their businesses. but there are plenty of minefield there is as well. >> absolutely. so jared kushner has divested of my of his real estate holdings. ivanka trump has handed over the rei reins of her country to aen an embl employee. a few weeks ago, they dined with the president of china the same day her business won three trademark approvalsen side of china. we do couldn't to see here, these questions, everyone with the family's making efforts to divest themselves of some of the holdings. the questions remain. >> as we saw from the poll, the president is holding
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96% of his voters say they would vote for him again. i want to bring in a man who talks to a big chunk of those voters every day. bill cunningham. solid trump country there in ohio. how do you explain the grip the president maintains on those voters? >> i think largely it's emotional. donald trump is a rock star. to give you some idea, we're the middle of trump country. i can walk or drive to canada, mexico, the atlantic ocean, and the border of california and never set foot in a clinton state or a clinton county. in cincinnati, also, "usa today" not exactly a conservative publication, sent out a bunch of reporters into southern ohio and kentucky a few weeks ago the to get ready for a story today. the first sentence of the story is, keep it up, president trump. think there's a disconnect among the real people who live in america and the
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i can go weeks and weeks and never get a phone call from anyone criticizing the trump ster. we love donald j. trump. >> what do they want him to keep up? what is the most important thing they want him to get done for them right now? >> for real people, it's about jobs, the economy, imdprags. since he took office, about $2.5 trillion has opinion put into the xhern economy through the stock market. the regulation cutback in one study had saving american businesses about $86 billion in one year. with immigration, ohioans, monroe, ohio, has an ms 13 problem. pike county has an ms 13 marijuana grow operation. if you cut down on illegal immigration, you cut down on criminals and heroine. that's not coming from tennessee. it's coming from ad
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infrastructure, i see successes everywhere. when i listen to the coastal elites talk about how trump is doing this, trump is doing that, i think about normal americans like me and i'm darn proud to have him as our president. >> are you hearing any warning signs out there? >> you know, george, to be honest with you, no. maybe it was -- think about this idea. when obama was in the white house, when obama was attacked, his core supporters stood up as proud warriors and defended him. when we see trump under withering attacks, morning, noon, and night from the main stream media we want to harden our support for trump. because we know the alternative was hillary clinton? are you kidding me? hillary clinton? we had nothing to do with her. in fact, there were counties in ohio that voted 60% over what romney won four years ago. this is the middle of trump country. and maybe we see things that bright, smart people in new york city don't
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>> that is the view from trump country. let's talk to bright smart people here in new york city. newt gingrich. stephanie cutter. matthew dowd. roland martin, host and managing editor of news one now. matthew dowd, we heard bill cunningham's take. your take on the first 100 days. is. >> i look at it this way. good news, bad news, really bad news for president trump in this. the poll. the good news, he's got a solid level of support. it doesn't surprise me. there's a thing called anchoring. voters anchor. donald trump has an emotional connection. you can't break an emotional connection with a rational argument. you just cant. richard nixon kept a majority of his vote up until the day he resigned. the bad news is a majority of the country doesn't think he's honest and truth worthy. the really bad news is, this is a fact i looked up this morning. no president has ever finished his first term going into a
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aproufl rating than he had at his 100 days. that's a problem. the interesting thing is, democrats have not taken advantage. >> how about the last point from matthew dowd. you start out high here. you don't tend to find things that make you do higher. >> you guys all collect i havely lived through trump nouking off the republicans. knocking off hillary. being wrong about it every stage. you turn and and play the same conventional wisdom. he's the most divisive president since president lincoln the. you have two parallel universes here. there's a funny megan kela megy interview where she showed me stats. >> i take that point. how does it affect the governing.
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>> presidents are really powerful. presidents who are willful and strong-willed and focused have enormous capable to move the system. second, i have a simple test. reagan in his fair well address said i'm so proud together we created 19 million jobs. if trump has the economy rolling in 2020, he'll be re-elected. if he doesn't, he has a problem. >> it's called patience. those same places, screw with their health care. their education. they are love trump all day. when you look at his policies, his budget, those same people are going to be crying because, his policies are going to hurt them the most. you talk about coal coming back. we lost more retail jobs under trump than the number of coal jobs in america. coal is is not coming back. again, they think add that because he keeps
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go right ahead. all you have to do is wait for it. those same fools are going to be crying a year from now. >> excuse me. i -- actually agree with a little bit of what everybody has said here pip think that 100 days is not an extraordinary amount of time for a president who has never governed, never stepped foot in washington, to walk into the white house doors and learn what it means to be president. and clearly, trump is learning in real time on the job. we saw that with health care. he wasn't able to accomplish anything with health care because he had no idea how congress worked. >> it was so hard. >> he had no idea how health care worked. with that change in the next go-round? i would like to believe our president of the united states understands how the health care system works. i think we have to look at this in a bigger picture. the trump voters, the president still does have a halo effect with them. he hasn't
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them, that they see yet. he hasn't really done anything to help them. what's he done? rolled back women's rights. rolled back lgbt rights. he's shrinking regulation. those things don't have an everyday impact op those people's lives. as roland said, as budgets get passed, legislation moves, as their lives don't get better, all of that is going to change. >> i think donald trump has benefited like a guy in basketball that can push up against somebody. right? the reason he benefits is because he's pushed up against hillary clinton. the democrats need an emerging leader. if they don't have an emerging lead sthaert p-- leader that is popular, donald trump the going to do well. the first 100 days doesn't tell
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thee ways. one, show your aprufl rating? it's bad. what is your level of acceptance on your policiepolicies? it's bad for donald trump. and accountability the your own standard. on donald trump's own standard of what he said he was going to do, it's not well. it's like a guy who says he's going to lose 20 pounds in 100 days, at the end of that, he says, why are you holding me to at the standard? >> i want to bring that to the speaker. he's going to introduce something on wednesday, all while facing the possibility of a government shutdown next week. how does he ma nufr through that? >> first of all, i don't think donald j. trump worries a lot about next saturday. >> except for golf. >> not yet. except for golf.
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empire. he's been very patient. think stephanie had it right. >> you're describing donald trump adds patient? >> very. he's patient strategically. look at what he went through to be president. this is a guy who said,ky be president. everyone else literally lafd at him. here's what i think he's got to do. and i think he will do. the odds are very high that the house republicans will pass a health reform bill. >> maybe not next week but sometime -- >> the odds are high that by next friday, they'll pass a one-week extension, not close the government. they may then pass another week extension. they're all going to budge it up. conservative supreme court justice. done. coming across the border down by 65%, 70%. that's a fact. having a guy like john kelly in charge
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very impressive if you're a security. they've passed 28 bills. have had 25 or 26 executive orders. if you're a normal trump supporter, you think, he's getting his brains beat out by the elite media, that's all right. he's getting a lot done. you watch the contrast. the white house correspondents' dinner has brought in a person viciously anti-republican, aept trump, anti-doesngun rights. people in ohio who look at that on c-span and watch trump's rally that night, which is very smart. which america do i died if i with? >> they're bringing in a comedian. whatever you want to call him. he's a comedian. you talk about this whole deal with culture elites. i travel the country. somebody who is born and raised in texas. the bottom line is those same very people who say they're loving trump, they're also
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scared to death of his health care bill. and if the house republicans pass a bill that's going the affect their health care, trust me. you think those town halls have been tough so far. these same republicans are scared to death, that's why they're canceling them. >> they're changing the ball. they're going to have a -- >> you're changing a bill that nobody nose what it is. nobody cease what it is. and when those very same people, they see the real effects on how it affects them, they're going to stop loving trump. >> i think there are a couple of signs here. our talk about donald trump versus hillary clinton and washington elites versus donald trump, we're heading into a midterm election. a lot of that is not going to matter except for how much of a drag donald trump is on the republican ticket. in ferms of energy and enthusiasm with republicans turning out, there are a couple of science that republicans are worried. number one, there's a lot of anxiety about whether they do health care. why are theyoi
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vote? it will impact the outcome of the midterm e lengs when you're taking away somebody's health care rights, premiums are going up, they're going to own that, big time. the second thing is we do have some evidence through these special elections that the democratic base, while may not be as unified as it could, is an extremely energized. trump is a big factor. it's not the whole answer. it's a pig factor. we see that in georgia. >> by the anti-trump pact. you hipted at this, most persons, 67%, think democrats are more out of touch than republicans. >> this is how donald trump benefits. it's a problematic situation for the democrats. god love her, but every time hillary clinton shows up at a speech, it doesn't help the democrats. they have to figure out who
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round of leaders who can push up against donald trump. i grew up in michigan. detroit. i have ten brothers and sisters pip live in texas. i see the panorama of the country. i was one of the first people that said donald trump was going win the nomination and beat the others because i saw the level of support out there. keep in mind, donald trump since he was inaugurated as the president, a majority of the country has disapproved. yes, while we have this. we can keep talking about elites, elites, elites. almost every single urban area of the country. austin, dallas, new orleans, st. louis, cincinnati. in spite of that. cleveland, they didn't vote for -- >> it's urban rural. >> two quick things. one study last week, 91% of the elite media coverage has been negative. trump will have negative coverage. this is the war we're in. >> war
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accountability. >> no, it's a war you guys make up. the second thing is -- >> you guys? >> i believe, i'm happy to come back in calm of weeks. by the time they get a bill through conference committee, they'll be able to answer every question you're talking about. >> the marker has been set. we'll have you all back. that was great discussion. up next, we hear from the top lawyer, attorney general jeff sessions in his first "this week" interview. when we come back. ray's always been different. last year, he said he was going to dig a hole to china. at&t is working with farmers to improve irrigation techniques. remote moisture sensors use a reliable network to tell them when and where to water. so that farmers like ray can compete in big ways. china.
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♪ what it takes to make a pro blush ♪ ♪ all the boys think she's a spy, ♪ ♪ she's got bette davis eyes what i talk about immigration and when i talk about illegal immigration and all the problems with crime and everything else, i think of a great man, and i want to just introduce you to him for a second. do you know who i'm talking about? who am i talking about? nobody knows right now. because we've kept it a surprise. senator jeff sessions! [ cheers and applause ] >> candidate trump's first and most fervent supporter in the senate. now the attorney
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united states. general sessions, welcome to "this week." thank you for coming on this morning. >> thank you, george. good to be, good to be with you. >> top of the list the border wall. he said he was going to end the illegal immigration. fully funds the construction of a wall on the southern board we are the full understanding that the country of mexico will be reimburtsing the united states for the full cost of such wall. the president is trying to get a downpayment in the government funding bill that needs to pass this week. democrats insist it's a nonstarter. is the president going to insist on the funding even if it means a government shutdown? >> i can't imagine the democrats would shut down the government over an objection to a downpayment on a wall that can end the lawlessness. we have already received, george, a 60% or so reduction. marc was the lowest illegal immigration month in 17 years. but our goal is not to reduce it
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illegality. have a lawful system. people apry to come here. wait their turn. a system we can be proud of. >> the president won't sign a bill if it doesn't include fu funding for the wall? >> he'll make those decisions. we need that wall. it will help us complete the promise that the president has made to the american people. that's what they want. the american people have a right to expect it. i believe congress will eventually deliver. >> as you may know, it's not just the democrats opposed to the wall. "the wall street journal" says not a single member of the house or senate in the border states would commit to the wall. he has a problem with his own party there as well. you say the democrats would shut down the government. if the president vetoes that bill, he would get much of the
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>> he deserves the credit for hiring general kelly. there's a complete change in the morale of the border officers. we are reversing their morale. i truly believed we could do this. that's one of the reasons i supported him. this is a tremendous achievement a lot of people thought was impossible. i do believe this wall, this barrier is going to be essential in ending the illegality. it will save us billions of dollars. the numbers of people that are coming will be reduced dramatically. the amount of drugs entering our country will be reduced. the number of people we're housing in detention centers will be declining. we'll get people out of the country to the countries that are not taking them back after they're due to be deported. it will save us hundreds of millions, billions of dollars. it will be great achievement. >>
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do you have evidence mexico will pay for it? >> we're going to get it paid for one way or the other. i know there's $4 billion a year in excess payments according to the department of the treasury's own inspector general. tax credits to people that they shouldn't fete. they're mostly mexicans. those kind of things add up. $4 billion a year for ten years is $40 billion. >> how are you going to capture that money? >> what's that? >> how are you going to capture that money? >> the department of treasury, several years ago, under the obama administration said if you change the regulations and enforce them properly, it would save up to $4 billion a year. there are other things we can do at the boarder to create reve e revenue. >> but with your discussions, mexico has
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at all that the government of mexico is going to send money for the wall. >> there are ways we can deal with our trade situation to create the revenue to pay for it. no doubt about it. >> let's go to the situation of the dreamers. the president says they should rest easy. some of his supporters are saying sthat a broken promise. >> during the campaign, president now president trump had said he was going to end that on day one because it's an unconstitution gnat action by the president. and of course he's right. it is illegal. and, they've done nothing to it. they've done absolutely nothing. >> he says work permits are still being issued to dreamers who didn't have them before. is he right when he says this promise has been broken? mgts i think the president is is honoring his promise to end the lawlessness at the border. the first thing we
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illegal people into our country. many of these are involved in criminal enter prizes. hauling drugs, that kind of thing. we need to end that. we have to wrestle what to do about people who have been here a long time. but i would say that the president is honoring his commitments to the american people. to fix this border and we're beginning to stay at it. the border patrol is working very hard and so is the department of justice. we're going to back them up. >> even though he hasn't kept this specific commitment right there, the president said to the associated press that the dreamers should rest easy. he's not going after the dreamers. that's his policy. is it the policy of the justice department? chlt homeland security hads primary jurisdiction there. their first and strongest priority, no doubt about it, is the criminal element that we have in our country that have come here illegally. they're
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that. the president has sympathy for young people brought here at early ages. >> so they can rest easy? >> we'll see. i believe that everyone that enters the country unlawfully is subject to being deported. however, we've got -- we don't have the ability to round up everybody and there's no plans to do that. but we're going to focus first as the president has directed us, on the criminal element and we have got to get that under control. >> your justice department this week sent a letter to several cities and the state of california, warning that they're putting their federal funding at richk if they don't begin to cooperate more with the federal government. the attorney general of california is coming up next. he said federal threats to take away resources from law enforcement or our people in an attempt to bully states and locallies into carrying out the new administration's unsound and deportation plan are reckless and j
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your response? >> it's nothing reckless or extreme about saying if someone comes to our country unlaw fully and commits a crime, another crime in the country, they should be deported. that's what the law says. you shall be deported. it says state and local developments cannot bar their plits and law enforcement officers from sharing information with the federal government. in other words, if a person commits a crime in los angeles or in h the case of kate steinle, san francisco, and a individual there is released multiple times and comes back to san francisco because it's a sanctuary city and commits a murder, sthat the situation where that person should have been deported previously and not allowed to return. there is nothing extreme and unreasonable about that. i urge our politicians and
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officers. let's work together. cooperate between the federal and state authorities. let's remove dangerous criminals from america. it only makes common sense. is there that letter did raise the ire of one prom intercept law enforcement official here in new york. james o'neal, the police commissioner. it said new york city continues to see gang murder after gang murder, the predictable consequence of the city's soft on crime stand. commissioner o'neil says that make his blood boil. murder is below the national average here. >> that statement was focus tonight sanctuary city policy. >> it said soft on crime. >> i know. i know. for four decades, new york has been a fabulous city for law enforcement. they have developed some of the best techniques ever. i think we should all study the tactics developed. rudy g
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the decades have transformed new york. they have proven community-based policing, broken windows policing, to make cities safer saved lives and other cities need to be studying what they've done. >> sounds like you're taking back what you wrote? >> well, that was a statement that went out dealing with the sanctuary city situation. the police officers, the sergeants association has made a statement saying jeff sessions is correct. this is a soft on crime policy. we want to work with our mayors. improve law enforcement in america. half of the murders in new york are gang-related. many of those are people -- gangs who have illegal aliens involved in them. so why would you not want to deport those and make the city even safer. >> let's talk about the travel ban. you're taking heat from comments you made. >> i
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judge sitting on an island in the pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the united states from what appears to be clearly his statutory and consiste constitutional power. >> of course, that island in the pacific is hawaii. one called it dog whistle politics. your response? >> they filed a suit. they filed a suit in hawaii. the first decision on the new, ek active order came out of hi my. all i was saying was the president -- >> why not just call it the state of hawaii? >> the president -- nobody has a seps of humor anymore. look. the president has to deal with the department of defense. the national intelligence agencies. cia. he knows the threats to this country. he is responsible for protecting
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it's within his authority. constitutionally and explicit statutory authority. we're going to defend that order all the way up. and so you do have a situation in which one judge out of 700 in america has stopped this order. i think it's a mistake. and we're going to -- bat until the courts and i thing we'll eventually win. >> at a rally last month, the president said this current ban is a watered down version of the origin original. he says we should push the first one all the way. >> the first one was lawful. i totally support the president's view that the first order was lawful. we spent tremendous amounts of time to write it in a way that would satisfy the courts. i'm more confident that the second order will be upheld. the president has ever right to say that when you have dangerous countries six countries, three of them are sta
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terrorism. three of them are failed states with terrorism -- terrorists in them. we need to be very careful. he's got a 90-day pause in tentries from those countries. that's a reasonable thing. and try to review how we vet people from countries like that, and be careful about it. i think he has a duty to protect america. and the american people should support him 100%. >> general sessions, thank you for joining thus morning. >> thank you, george. how will democrats fight back? california attorney general javier becerra joins us next.
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how we'll move forward? whether at times we have to defend against a hostile external force or we have to advance something on our own? i can't tell you. i don't think california is looking to pick a fight. but we're ready for one. >> and there he is. the attorney general of california, javier becerra. he joins us this morning. thank you for joining us. hostile external forces, is that the federal dpochlt? >> whoever wants to come at us. if that's hostility, we're ready. >> attorney general sessions following town letter he september to you and other cities in florida, calling your policies reckless. he's coming to your sate. >> we're ready. we've been abiding by federal law for quite some time before jeff sessions became attorney
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general. we're going the continue to abide by federal law and the u.s. konts tulgs. we're hoping the federal government will also abide by the u.s. constitution. it givers my state the right to decide how to do public safety. that's not their responsibility. we respect that they have the responsibility to enforce ill grags law. we're in the business of public safety. not deportation. >> you heard him. he said you're not fulfilling that duty. he pointed out the murder of kate steinle. >> we can prove anywhere we need to where the court of public opinion or the court of law that we're protecting our people. that's why california today is the sixth large ets economy in the world. we have more jobs than number two florida and number three texas combine period. >> president trump said about the dreerms they should rest
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everyone in the country in an undocumented way is vulnerable to deportation. >> yeah, it's not clear what we can trust. what statement we with believe in. that causes not just ang sidy but confusion, not just for those immigrant families, but few law enforcement personnel. we're in california trying to continue to move forward, to create those jobs. we just made major investment in building our roads and bridges and fixing our highways. while the federal development keeps talking about it, we're doing it. it's hard to move forward with what's coming from washington, d.c. i can understand why any dreamer, any immigrant family, anyone on the streets policing the the streets to keep us safe, is uncertain about what donald trump and attorney general sessions are talking about. >> one of the cases in the news this week, many man, juan
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montez. he says he was picked up. they say he was picked up after he came back in from mexico. you to have any independent information on that? >> not really. the facts are? d in dispute. i've been trying to reach out to attorney general sessions and d.a. secretary kelly, what is their policy when it comes to the dreamers. we have a policies in place that today, the president has not changed. is it a policy of this president and this administration and this attorney general to abide by the daca policy that allows dreamers to continue to go to school, and work, and believe they're not going to be out there and apprehended by i.c.e. agents simply because they look like people not born here. if you can figure that out. >>ou
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the house of representatives. your former colleagues are facing a real decision on whether to exceed to the question by the president to fund the wall. general sessions say democrats are making a mistake. do you see any indications that they're prepared to give the president any of this funding. ? i'm still trying to figure out who believes a medieval situation to fix the immigrant situation is what we need. one, donald trump is reanythinin his promise. i think american taxpayers are very much aligned with mexico. none of them, not the taxpayers or mexico wants to pay for the wall. republicans, if they had their act in order in congress, would vice president to worry about what democrats are doing. the my or not part, geor
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i was a member of congress for 24 years in the majority and the my or not. they cannot kill or pass a bill bay bithe fact that you're in the minority. if the majority doesn't have its act together, you find a government shutdown in the making. right now, republicans can't get their act together. they're not reaching out the democrats to have a bipartisan solution. so if we don't have a budget in place, it's not because of a border wall or anything else. it's because republicans can't get their act together. >> general becerra, thank you for joining thus morning. >> thank you. when we come back, the critical election in france under way right now. it could send shock waives around the world. we're live in paris with the latest.
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sflmplgt that is the scene in paris today. tense, heavy police presence as voters head to the polls for the first round of the presidential elections. it is momentous. our alex marquardt is on the scene. alex, how this turns out today is anyone's bet. >> reporter: it really is. it's a beautiful election sunday here in paris. these polling stations have been bustling all day. it's fair the say this is the most highly anticipated and potentially disruptive election in recent history. it will be major test for this wave of populism that we have seen
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much of the focus is on la mean le pen. she's vowed to crack down on illegal immigration, on islamic extremism. promised to take france out of the eu and out of nato. and then there's the russian factor. she's seen as the favorered candidate of vladimir putin. it's far from a done deal that she'll go through to the second round. she's among the top four candidates. it's a significant chance. >> and president trump suggested he thinks that terrorist attack in france just the other day could end up helping marine le pen. i think people there are thinking even if she gets into the runoff likely would have a much harder time one on one against one of the other candidates? >> reporter: well, security will be major factor in the election no matter what. france is at the highest state of alert because of the terror attacks we have seen over the last 2 1/2
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some 50,000 extra forces in the streets today. the big question is whether the terror attack on thursday that left one policeman dead will change the dynamics. it could. many experts saying it could help le pen or francois fillon. despite being plagued by a krupgs scandal could be seen as a steadying hand. >> all eyes on france today. alex, tha bp engineered a fleet of 32 brand new ships >> all eyes on france today. alex, tha with advanced technology, so we can make sure oil and gas get where they need to go safely. because safety is never being satisfied. and always working to be better.
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that is all for us today. thank you for sharing part of your sunday with us. check out "world news" tonight. i'll see you tomorrow on "gma."
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sharyl: when you say ghosts, what are you referring to? john sopko: what were talking about are policemen, afghan policemen, afghan military, afghan civil servants who dont exist or they have multiple identity cards and were paying their salaries. by we i mean the united states and the international community. sharyl: what kind of money are we talking about? john sopko: hundreds of millions of dollars we're talking about hat may be lost. lisa fletcher: lindsey whittaker is one of the lucky ones. she was a prostitute for six years and lived to talk about it. at what point did you go from being a rub away kid to one being pushed into the sex trafficking business. lindsay whitaker: they slowly manipulate your mind and


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