"Know, I'm willing to send the military to defend our southern border if necessary, but the president's promise won't be possible without first declaring a national emergency and getting a congressional waiver. The Mexican ambassador to the US. Geronimo Gutierrez said Mexico has asked the United Nations to help Mexico review asylum claims from members of the caravan chip Reid CBS news, Phoenix, Arizona, immigration wasn't the only headline out of that Montana rally Thursday night. President Trump was cr-. Criticized for praising Republican congressman Greg Gianforte for assaulting a reporter, Greg is smart. And by the way, never wrestle him. You understand that? Correspondent Steven Portnoy is at the White House. The president's comments got the White House correspondent association responding Steven what did that organization say Libya, knocks the president of the Correspondents Association issued a rare statement on the organization's behalf. He said that it amounts to the celebration of a crime the cheerleading of a violent act. The president's defenders, however, say that he was clearly joking at least that's how Steve Scalise the house majority whip put it in a series of tweets on Friday. Stephen the president made those comments in Montana out on the road campaigning for a public and so continue to do this up until the elections next month. How much do you think this midterm election will be about President Trump? I think it'll be about the president to a significant extent either. If you favor the president, and you believe that he's kept his promises, and he's been a good steward of the American economy. Will then you're apt to vote for the Republican candidates on the ballot. If however you believe that the last year and a half has been a very difficult time for American society and American politics than you may be more motivated than you. Otherwise would have been to vote in this midterm election cycle against Republicans and in favor of democratic candidates this election to a significant extent, I think both sides. Is expected to be a referendum on the president. And in fact, Mr. Trump is actually going around campaigning essentially making the case that it ought to be and finally Stephen as we get closer to November six we're learning more about the threats to our own election security. What is that? Well, a joint statement issued late Friday under the name of the intelligence community, the FBI the Justice department warns of Russian Chinese and other countries like Arabian efforts to undermine confidence in democracy and to influence government policies. There's not a great deal new in this statement, other than to say that officials do see that there have been attempts to access election networks this fall. The joint statement says the hacking attempts have been thwarted or quickly mitigated separately. The Justice department announced charges Friday against a Russian national who has been charged with essentially helping to. Continue the efforts on the part of the Russian government to show discord within American society and online effort that continues to this day. And in fact, if you look at this federal complaint, it references online posts about the shooting of church members in Charleston, South Carolina, the shooting at the concert in Las Vegas, the Charlottesville unite the right rally police shootings of African American men, and as the release here puts it the personnel and policy decisions of the current US presidential administration the point of trying to make here is that after being called on it in two thousand sixteen the Russians continued this effort through twenty seventeen at least ended to this present day STI CBS news White House correspondent Steven Portnoy on the weekend roundup as the time ticks until election day. Thank stephen. Coming up. Snow white. That's next on the weekend roundup. On the CBS news weekend roundup. Here's correspondent Steve"