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Full Episode: Friday, March 01, 2019
"Tonight. Several developing stories as we come on the triple threat extreme winter weather hitting from coast to coast a blast of snow striking northeast tonight as a new major storm takes aim at the west ready to sweep across the country ginger Zee standing by with the weakened track the deadly high rice crash a plane slamming into the sixteenth floor of an apartment building before crashing onto a pool. Deck construction workers singing message tonight for President Trump from the parents of auto warn beer who died after being held hostage in North Korea. Why they're speaking out about Kim Jong UN now and how the president responded late today. The figley baseball executive caught on camera physically struggling with his wife who cries out for help with the CEO is saying tonight and the reaction from major league baseball moments ago. Terrifying confrontation of former patient attacking her therapist with a hunting knife. Inside of her office, the desperate, and I one calls and the chilling moment. Police arrive and countdown to launch the embellishes plan to send Americans back into space. This is ABC news tonight with David Muir. Good evening. It's great to have you with us on a busy Friday night. I'm Tom yomas in for David. And we begin tonight with the triple threat of winter storms moving across the country tonight, millions bracing for snow ice and heavy rain from coast to coast the northeast getting hit with a second round of snow for tonight's commute home plows clearing highways there in Camden, New Jersey, twenty inches of rainfall in northern California at least one person swept away by flash flooding and another major storm beginning it's March from California all the way to Maine airlines already reporting delays and cancellations ABC's aerial Russia. Leads us off tonight driving conditions deteriorating for millions vehicles off the road amid a white out in Minnesota, this semi jack-knifing in the Colorado. Rocky. And across the northeast a messy morning commute in Maryland state. Police responding to more than sixty crashes, including this fatal collision on the beltway outside Washington DC. So this is your normal commute. You wanna stay way clear this in the west residents assessing the damage after record breaking rains, inundated communities, north of San Francisco are will car is in Guerneville the water here is starting to go down fast. But you still have homes and businesses like this putt putt. Course that are swamped the damage is significant with more ran on the way this weekend those reigns. Part of a major coast-to-coast dorm now marching east Tom tonight, ice and snow wreaking havoc here at LaGuardia Airport. More than six hundred fifty flights delayed and another blast of snow expected this evening and yet another round later this weekend. Tom it's going to be a travel mess in parts of the country. Right aerial. Thank you. Let's get right to ABC chief meteorologist ginger Zee with the forecast, she's along the George Washington Bridge. Ginger. Good evening. Good evening. Tom take Boston, for example, a city that has had more than twenty inches below their average this season. So they are snow-starved. We're gonna make an dent in that this weekend. Let's get right into it. I'll take it to the maps now where you see in Minnesota and Wisconsin one of the low pressure system visibility reportedly down to near zero in the states that have been really hard hit. But for us where we've been so mild and have had so little snow getting it tonight. We're going to have that winter weather advisory from New York to Boston. And some of that coastal New England going to end up some of the heavier snow totals by tomorrow morning. Then we turn our attention to the west coast that storm hitting tonight for northern California with the rain into early tomorrow morning. Denver has a Saturday night. Snow moves it across I want you to focus in on Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia where you get severe storms on Sunday afternoon evening, damaging wind is the primary threat the northern part of that is that low that becomes a coastal system and impacts us Sunday night into Monday morning, making for a very difficult commute. The heaviest snow. Oh falling from Worcester. B-actor scrim, Tom, and we'll stay tracking both these storms through the weekend. Ginger. Thank you now to the frightening scene in Fort Lauderdale a small plane crashing right into a high rise apartment building. A forty say the pilot was killed when the plane flying a banner slammed into the eighteenth story building killing between the sixteenth and seventeenth floors. Surveillance video showing the plane's final moments. You see it there? The pilot trying to pull up that banner. Appearing to catch part of the building ABC's. Victor oquendo is on the scene tonight tonight, the planes, crumpled, wreckage still lying one hundred and sixty feet below where it slammed into the side of this high rise. Active plane crashes his apartment surveillance video capturing the moment a banner trailing the plane appears to get cook the plane disappearing off camera that entire building quickly evacuated inside you can see the damage in one residents kitchen this yellow banner plane was in the air for ninety minutes before crushing in between the sixteenth and seventeenth floors of this Fort Lauderdale condo leaving gaping hole allowed bang. And then a couple seconds later as brash the pilot, the only person on board did not survive construction, crews were working on the deck below at the time of the crash while residents were inside the building incredibly, none of them injured by the falling aircraft. It could have been substantially worse with a lot more injuries on scene. It's all tonight. We're learning that in two thousand fifteen while flying in California this same plane had an engine failure it caused the pilot to make an emergency landing in the LA river that plane is still on the pool deck here behind me. The NTSB is here, and they'll be heading the investigation, Tom Victor oquendo frus tonight, Victor, thank you. We want to turn politics. Now, we moved to the White House. President Trump facing new backlash in the wake of his summit collapsed with North Korea. The president seeming to anger the parents of American college student auto warm beer who died after being imprisoned by the regime. The warriors who attended last year state of the union issued a blistering statement after the president defended Kim Jong UN over their son's death. President Trump responding late today. ABC senior national correspondent Terry Moran is at the White House while President Trump was enjoying his time with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong UN in Hanoi. I think very importantly the relationship. Just very strong, Fred and Cindy beer kept silent today. They broke that silence. Declaring an extraordinary statement, we have been respectful during the summit process. Now, we must speak out their son auto warmbier arrested in North Korea in two thousand sixteen while on an adventure tour paraded before cameras his terrified anguished confession. We made the worst mistake of my life. A propagandist. Like, Kim seventeen months later on a warm beer with dead flown home in a coma after being brutalized in North Korean custody in two thousand eighteen President Trump invited the warriors to the state of the union and pointedly blamed Kim for their son's death. The dictatorship sentenced auto to fifteen years of hard labor before returning him to America, less June horribly injured and on the verge of death. But in Hanoi, the president. Seemed to absolve the dictator he felt badly about it in those prisons and those camps. You have a lot of people and some really bad things happen to auto some really really bad thing. Why are you what he tells me? He tells me that he didn't know about it. And I will take him at his word and today, the warm beers for blunt Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son auto and without mentioning the president. They were buke him for his bromance with the dictator. He likes me. I like him some people say, oh, you shouldn't like him. I said why shouldn't I like him? I like him get along great Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable. Cruelty and inhumanity the warm beer said no excuses or lavish praise can change that or Terry Moran joins us now from the White House and Terry President Trump responding to the warm beer family tonight, Saint he's being misinterpreted. But his words were pretty clear there were Tom President Trump has gushed about Kim Jong on in a way he hasn't with any other world leader, he said. Literally, quote, we fell in love and he's praised him as a visionary leader. But he's insisting tonight that does not change his relationship with warm beers. He praised them and tweeted, I love auto and think of him often, Tom Terry Moran for us at the White House. Let's stay in Washington Bill. The White House also pushing back against questions concerning the security clearance for President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, the New York Times reporting the president order Kushner, receive top secret clearance, over the objections of intelligence officials Democrats giving the White House until Monday to turn over all documents related to Kushner's security status. Here's ABC's chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas. Congressional Democrats today putting the White House on notice setting a Monday deadline to hand over documents related to Jared Kushner, top secret security clearance. The documents were requested five weeks ago. Now in a sternly worded letter house oversight committee, chairman Alagic coming says he's asking for the final time. It comes after the New York Times. Supported President Trump ordered former White House chief of staff John Kelly to give his son-in-law the clearance last year over the objections of the CIA and the White House counsel in January Trump said he had nothing to do with any of it. The. I don't think I have the ability to do that. I'm not sure. But I I wouldn't I wouldn't do it vodka Trump telling ABC news the same just weeks ago, the president had no involvement pretending to my Clarence my husband's Clarence zero today, the White House refusing to confirm or deny the New York Times report, but they are saying this, and I will tell you that the president has the absolute right to do. It was described Pierre Thomas joins us now from Washington and Pierre once again, let's be clear here Congress's giving the White House until Monday to turn over any documents related to Jared Kushner's top security clearance. That's exactly right. Tom Monday is the deadline, and there's a not so subtle threat. If the request is ignored expect to subpoena, Tom Pierre Thomas for us tonight Pierre thank you next tonight. Some disturbing images made public showing San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer in a physical altercation with his wife, the two tussling in a public park as she screams for help. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzales. Tonight. Police say they're investigating this fight between San Francisco Giants CEO, Larry Baer and his wife TMZ sports. Posting this video showing bear trying to grab a cell phone out of her hands as she screams for help then falls out of her seat and onto the ground as he prized the phone away afterward, you hear Pam bear still shouting in the background as her husband tells her to stop. Fair leader telling the San Francisco Chronicle, my wife, and I had an unfortunate public argument related to a family member. And she had injured her foot, and she fell off her chair in the course of the argument and bear reportedly went on to say, he apologized to his wife. The couple calling the situation embarrassing. Major league. Baseball tells us tonight they are working together. More information about what happened Tom Morsi? Thank you. Now to a terrifying. Confrontation in California police releasing bodycam video of a former patient or with a knife threatening to kill her therapist officers. Forced to make a split second life or death decision. Maybe cleaned San del with the video tonight a panic nine one one call since officers racing in. The voice on the line is a mental health therapist in Fullerton. California attacked by a former patient seen walking in moments earlier with a hunting knife. That patient Catherine Brazil had been treated by the therapist for three years until they had a falling out the therapist got a restraining order Brazil, allegedly making repeated threats she makes it clear. The therapist is gonna die to veteran. Officers tried to get in. But the door is locked. So they kick it in. As Bruce zone raises the knife. Again, both officers opened fire. Brazil shot seven times was killed. The therapists survived this entire incident from last may was over in just three minutes the district attorney determined that both officers acted reasonably in order to save a life. Tom Clayton San dealt with that chilling video Clayton. Thank you and news tonight about the crash of the Amazon cargo plane near Houston, the recovering the cockpit voice recorder from the atlas cargo jet three crew members were killed when the plane went into a nosedive moments before landing last Saturday. No word yet. What may have caused that crash? And the countdown is underway tonight. Spacex and NASA hours away from a critical next step in relaunching, America's manned space program. The crew dragon capsule see it they're set for a test flight to the international space station early tomorrow morning with a dummy passenger on board. If all goes, well, the capsule may take American astronauts into space for the first time in eight years, and they're still much more had a world news tonight. This friday. The miracle. Survival caught on camera a teenager. You. See you're you're trapped inside her bedroom after a plane slammed into her home how she was able to walk away. Plus the young woman killed by her friend the alleged motive inheritance money. Now, the secretly reported confession police say help crack the case. And the manhunt intensifying tonight for the hit and run minivan driver who caused this dramatic rollover stay with us. So you just woke up your phone is lighting up with headlines and push notifications. And a text from your mom saying, how do I click this? Okay. Maybe that's just me. But if you wanna get up to speed, check out the new podcast from ABC news start here. Literally the ground was shaking. I'm Brad milkey. And every morning, we're going to take you to the stories that matter with fast, fresh, insight, low Robert Mueller, Michael Cohen calling all in twenty minutes start here. Listen for free on apple podcasts or your favorite podcast app. Next tonight. Chilling new details in the murder of a young woman in New Jersey that made national headlines a friend, convicted the motive greed and other secretly recorded. Confession that helped crack the case here's ABC twenty twenty anchor Amy Rohbock. It was a shocking murder. Confession. Took me a half an hour to kill her Lee magazine, describing how he strangled his friend nineteen year old Sarah stern. She goes to the front. Door. Out. Drager the friend who secretly helped police record that confession Anthony curry now. Speaking out for the first time, you know, it's heartbreaking in a sense. You know, somebody is your good friend. You don't think they would do something like that this newly released video revealing more chilling details are grabs her legs and got her over to the fence Stearns junior prom date pressing Taylor here showing police how he helped McIntosh's ni dumpster spotty off a bridge by the shoulders and her sir up onto the railing. And then I pushed her feet over. So she was going over the rest of the way they're ultimately goal. Steel stearns. Inheritance money locked in a safe, McIntosh's knees. Own words, sealing his fate this week in a New Jersey courtroom guilty guilty guilty. Did you feel anything? Yeah. I felt that Sarah got some Justice. So about her. What would you say to land Makati if he were sitting here, you're evil person? He shouldn't exist on this earth a powerful statement right there in AB joins us now on set 'em. You were telling me Cirrus turns body was never found. So they needed this confession. That's right, Tom. It was a key piece of evidence. In fact, Sarah's dad says without that recorded confession. They probably never would have known what happened to her. Leeann Makati now faces life in prison without parole for the murder and Taylor faces ten to twenty years for his role in the crime, Tom and so much more to this story. Amy. Thank you, make sure to watch Amy's full report tonight on twenty twenty nine eight central right here on ABC time now for index in a miracle. Survival caught on Cameron, Florida. The new video showing a seventeen year old girl stunned but alive trapped into Brie and in the wall moments after a small plane crashed right into a winter haven Florida home during a training flight one week ago. That teen freed suffering only minor injuries a student pilot also walking away, but the flight instructor did not survive. The cause of that crash is still under investigation. Staying in Florida. Now, the manhunt intensified for a hit and run driver wanted for a violent crash in Sarasota surveillance video showing the driver of a minivan making any legal left turn into oncoming traffic clipping, a car, you see it there and causing it to roll over several times a teenager behind the wheel of that car in critical condition tonight, the mini van driver leaving the scene and a stage and screen passing to report Tony winning actress Katharine Hellman perhaps best known for her roles. As Jessica Tate on the seventy sitcom, soap and later, a sassy grandma Mona on who's the boss has died at home in Los Angeles from complications from Alzheimer's, Tony danza, just one coast are paying tribute calling her a national treasure Katherine helmet was eighty nine years old finally tonight America, strong, Mr. de back at work after receiving not one but two. Organ transplants and the whole school there degreed. Win the doors of cold green elementary open and fifty nine year old tyrez, Dan, rich, salt all this commotion overs. Joy. Realize just how look he was reached wasn't being dramatic. Just a few months earlier. He was in a bad spot in need of an organ transplant, but not just one to a new heart and a new kidney, he waited and prayed and somehow got both a double transplant a fag in fault. Looking at me a lot of people still waiting on kidney hot the students at pulled me in are thankful to for nearly twenty years tirees known as Mr. d has worked as a custodian in the Richmond Virginia school. On monday. He would turn and the schools six hundred students teachers and staff were all there for the warm and very loud. Welcome back. Tollways, decorated with course, each one painted by a student Mr. d giving out hugs and high fives. Amidst all the celebration, it has not been lost on Mr. D just helped blessed t truly is thank God. Forgive me. A second chain thank off looking at me. Tonight. We thank Mr. dean pull read elements you for sharing that story. We thank you for watching on a Friday night. I'm Tom yomas. I'll see you right back here. Tomorrow. Good night.
Full Episode: Sunday, January 3, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast. Tonight breaking news as we come on the air a plane slamming white into a neighborhood the aircraft crashing into a California home residents. Scrambling using anything they can to put out multiple fires. The pictures coming in the pressure mounting more gonna doesn't top Democrats Saint Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam must step aside after that bizarre backtrack now insisting he was not in the racist photo. But acknowledging he wants did dress in black face as Michael Jackson the powerful storm triggering mudslides and flash flooding high water rescues as residents brace for a second slam out west plus the major warm for millions. How long will it last the deadly police standoff a suspect barricaded himself and posting it live on Instagram gunfire exchange as a fallen officer saluted the fiery jolt caught on camera a man's clothes igniting when security? Guards hit him with a taser the fugitive an urgent manhunt after pro fighter suspected in three murders escapes a jail transport authority say he's extremely dangerous and Trump's football fear with the president said about the dangers of the game. And whether he would allow his son Barron to play. Fully eating sees. This is ABC world news tonight. And good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Sunday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin tonight with the breaking news out of southern California a small plane crashing into a residential neighborhood. This video just in from Yorba, Linda, that's outside of Anaheim showing at least two homes on fire at for a Cessna slammed to the ground parts of that plane. Scattered on sidewalks and driveways smoke could be seen for miles eyewitnesses describing a loud, boom and affords confirmed. The ABC news that at least two people are now dead. But it's unclear how many people were inside that plane. Let's get right to ABC's Marcus more who's in southern California tonight. Parts of a southern California neighborhood in flames after assessment slammed into it emergency crews on the sea. We had a reporter. We had a reporter punk plank. Russia's also over here. So you're this you guys might need assistance. Maybe get people hospital at least two homes in gold. Authorities telling ABC news tonight that at least two people are dead. But it's unclear how many were on board the plane, I have a single family residence. We involved at this time with reports. Four people missing. Glanton establish and you come in the small plane had departed the Fullerton municipal airport, the NTSB and FAA will investigate what led that plane to crash until Yorba, Linda or Marcus more joins us live now in Marcus this plane crashed right into a neighborhood and residents were using anything. They could to put out fires got us. Right. Tom. We've seen in the video someone using a garden hose to try to put out that fire. Of course. It was no match for the intense flames that engulf two homes on the ground and soon investigators will be at the scene to try to begin to understand what went wrong here in one of the things they will certainly consider is the weather. There have been strong storms here. Heavy rain and gusty winds, but it is far too early to know, Tom if that played any role, and this tragic crash markets more for us on that breaking news, and we will stay on top of this story throughout the broadcast mortgage. Thank you as a thorns investigate whether weather played a role in that crash. A one two punch of extreme storms continues to slam the west of first round of heavy rain triggering mudslides. Flash flooding across California. Several rescues reported the sheriff's helicopter look at this hosting a pair of stranded motorists from the roof of their car in forty mile per hour. Winds an excavator swallowed by a massive sinkhole outside of Los Angeles. Tonight residents bracing for round two. Here's ABC senior meteorologist, rob Marciano. The power of mother nature on full display across California tonight as millions brace for yet, another round of punishing rain wind and snow when you're you're bracing for what you already know. What can happen? Yeah. It get a little nervous. Torrential downpours this weekend. Transforming busy roads in Los Angeles into rivers this Santa Barbara neighborhood, hit hard by earlier wildfires now inundated with mud and debris. The saturated earth hampering cleanup efforts. A sinkhole in Malibu swallowing this front end loader whole, it's operator narrowly escaping unharmed swiftwater rescue teams across the state on high alert this San Bernardino, man, airlifted out of a sinking car in the Nick of to the east and the mountains several feet of snow making travel treacherous. They're forcing drivers like this one to pull off the road and chain up a lot of people Slater on we race all three accidents coming here, and in San Francisco winds gusting up to forty miles per hour toppling trees through power lines. These residents fighting their way through the Gus with each step. All right. Rob Marciano live frozen central park tonight in rob the west dealing with some extreme conditions as we just saw the temperature starting to rise here in the east while these storms in the west Tom are actually help warm things here in the east, but the atmosphere that Pacific is reloading again for another storm on the west coast. This one's going to be colder. Take a look actually Portland. Seattle may see a little bit of loyal evasion. Snow during the day tomorrow and more. Heavy rain San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, down in San Diego. Now blizzard warnings are posted for the Sierra. Or we've already seen three feet of snow at pass level. We could see up to ten feet of snow there before this all wise down sometime during the day on Wednesday. Now, look at these temperatures swings. We saw high temperature today a record high in Indianapolis in the lower sixties. They were three back in Wednesday fifty plus degree swings in the last three days for Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis and temperatures were in the fifties today across parts of New York tomorrow. And then again on Tuesday, look for even more warming could see upper fifties may touching sixty degrees during the day on Tuesday in Boston this all last probably to about Friday. And I got a cat lady atop it feels good to shed a couple layers now after that wicked cold last week, right? We look forward to those warmer temperatures, right? Rob. Thank you now to the mounting calls for Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam to resign in wake of that racist photo scandal more than a dozen keep Democrats look at that from house speaker Nancy Pelosi to Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden and several democratic twenty twenty. Foles now saying he should step aside. It was this newly surface photo from his medical school yearbook showing one person in black face another dressed as a Ku Klux klansman that ignited this controversy. And after I saying he was in the photo northbound recanting now insisting it's not him. But also admitting he wants did dress in black face during the nineteen eighties. As Michael Jackson, the firestorm showing no sign of letting up with many asking can he survive? This Zachary quiche continues our coverage from Richmond tonight the demands for Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam to resign reaching a crescendo despite his claims that he's not either of the people featured on his own med school yearbook page dressed in black face in KKK garb. I was appalled that they appeared on my page. But I believe then. And now that I am not either of the people in that photo yesterday was pathetic spectacle by governor on north of the previous governor of Jinnah. Also, a democrat thing. Northam has to go. But once they picture where the black face and the clansman came out. There is no way you can continue to be the governor of the Commonwealth Virginia. More than a dozen other prominent leaders from his own party, adamantly agree. House majority leader Nancy Pelosi saying he should do the right thing north press conference intended to reverse his initial admission that he was in the photo only added to the chaos and confusion when he said he used black face on a separate occasion that same year. I did participate in a dance contest in San Antonio in which I darkened my face as part of a Michael Jackson costume is. Because my memory of that episode is so vivid that I truly do not believe I'm in the picture in my yearbook in this bizarre moment where he recalled his costume the night. He dressed is Michael Jackson also drawing criticism. I had the shoes I had a glove, and I used us a little bit of shoe polish to put under my own, my cheeks and. The reason I used a very little bit is because I don't know if anybody's ever tried that, but you cannot get shoe polish off his notion that you can't get polish off your face easily. Yeah. Just to me that was the first time that he had been tried black face for now. The governor says he will stay in office. If we get to the point where we feel that we're not effective that we're not efficient than we will revisit this and and make decisions all right Zachary. He joins us from outside the governor's mansion enrichment Zachary I wanna keen on the governor. They're saying he may have to revisit his decision to stay in office. If he's unable to lead. Is there any indication tonight that is happening, Tom? We're not hearing anything new from the governor's office, but we are seeing some activity around here tonight. And we have heard it from multiple sources about an urgent meeting happening tonight between top staffers and the governor Tom Zachary quiche for a sacrifice. Thank you. We do move on to a deadly police standoff outside of Cincinnati a solemn procession today for a twenty year veteran sheriff step. Dini Bill brewer as his body was transported by ambulance. Brewer killed by gunfire in the twelve hour standoff with the suspect filming himself and posting live to Instagram before the swat team moved in. Here's ABC. Stephanie Ramos for those details tonight. A veteran sheriff's deputy is dead his partner wounded just outside Cincinnati after a gunfight with this, man. Twenty three year old Wade Edward win, deputies responding to a call Saturday night of a suicidal man barricaded inside an apartment with a weapon win documenting the standoff on Instagram posting he needs help have now fired back happy, but only once or twice authorities say wind was involved in a burglary attempt, but despite threatening suicide began firing at the arriving officers. Win keeping police at bay four eight tenths twelve hours of fire. Even breaking out authorities using megaphones to negotiate with win. Hours later win is taken into custody by swat team killed in the confrontation detective Bill brewer, a married. Father of a five year old son, very young said morning for. Sheriff's office. Police escorting brewers body officers lining the highway saluting has the motorcade passed by when it's hard with aggravated murder. He's doing court tomorrow. Tom stephanie. Thank you next tonight empire actor jussie small at making his first public appearance since reporting to police he was the victim of a brutal hate crime telling fans he fought back. Here's ABC's Tibo sin Saami. Days how have been able to get through without obviously my favorite, but also the love and support falloff actor and singer Jesse spotlit spoke emotionally in his first public appearance since reporting that he was the victim of a violent racist and homophobic attack in times of trauma or hurt or grief. We do have a responsibility to lead with love. And if we don't we just die inside the empire TV star sang at a sold out concert Saturday night. At the troubadour club in West Hollywood, I was bruised. But my ribs were not cracked they were not broken. I fought them back. Police say he told them he was beaten up walking back to Chicago apartment by two hooded men who shot at homophobic and racist slurs before yelling maga- country, and he says one of them tied a noose around his neck. Authorities are still searching for these two persons of interest seen on surveillance video early last Tuesday morning. No other images have come to light that show. What happened? He's been very cooperative. And we have no reason at this point to think that he's not being genuine with us last night smollet spoke out against people who've doubted him he rhetoric passed around and has the start, and it has a guess what stops with the people that believe in love. Howard police tonight, tell us they still haven't received any tips in this case, they say they've been searching through multiple camera feeds and at this point in the investigation will only say that they are quote making gains. Tom Stevenson salary with that update tonight. Steve, thank you. We turn out a politics. President Trump in a new interview hitting on a range of topics from the shutdown to the molar investigation. A possible preview the state of the union and on the Super Bowl Sunday. The president also asked about the dangers of football. And whether he allows soon bear in the play here's ABC White House. Correspondent Tara Palmeri with less than two weeks until the latest funding. Bill runs out the president not ruling out another shutdown if he doesn't get money for border wall. Would you shut down the government again? Well, we're gonna have to see what happens on February fifteenth. Well, I don't I don't take anything off the table. He and house speaker Nancy Pelosi both set in their ways, she says under no condition will there be money in the budget for a wall. There's not convenient wall money in in the legislation, but Trump is facing opposition in congress on multiple fronts. A large group of Republican senators recently passed an amendment rebuking the president's plans to pull troops overseas fighting terrorism. Trump recently announced he would be reducing the numbers of troops in Afghanistan and Syria, but now seeming to waver on if it will be a permanent solution because here by your intelligence chiefs, though is that you could in that vacuum. See a resurgence of ISIS, the a resurgence Alcock comeback. If we have to we have very fast or plans, we have very good cargo planes. We can come back very quickly, and I'm not leaving and on this to bowl Sunday, a more personal comment from the president saying he'd have a hard time letting his son Barron play football what he calls a dangerous sport. I just don't like the reports that I see coming out. Having to do with football. I think the NFL is a great product. But I really think that as far as my well, I've heard NFL players saying they would let their sons play football. So it's not totally unique. But I I would have a hard time with it. Tara Palmeri joins us live now in Terre. There's another part of that interview. I wanted to discuss the president was also asked if he would make the mother report public. Tom President Trump said he's leaving that decision to his acting attorney general William Barr now Democrats have been pressuring bar to release a full report. And he said he'll be transparent. But he's yet to say what if anything will be released. Tom Terry Palmeri froze tonight. Tara, thank you and one more note from the presidency interview also discussing the political crisis in Venezuela through a new round of mass protests on Saturday in support of opposition leader, an interim president one Widodo President Trump saying US military action could be an option adding he rejected a request by nNcholas mother widow to meet months ago, and there is much more ahead a world news tonight. This Sunday the mixed martial arts fighter accused of three murders escaping from custody. The manhunt tonight, plus the girls high school basketball team their bus rolling over on the way home from gain how they're all doing tonight and ten tons of cocaine up in smoke the images just coming in of a staggering drug bus. What we've just learned when it comes to hiring. You don't have time to waste you need help getting to your shortlist of qualified candidates fast. That's why you need indeed dot com. Get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast back. Now, if you look murderer escaping while in custody, he's a professional mixed martial arts fighter and considered extremely dangerous. And now the late breaking update just coming in. Here's ABC's area. Russia tonight, an end to that urgent manhunt after a daring escape by professional MMA fighter. Now murder suspect caught after more than nine hours on the run. He should be considered dangerous around seven AM this morning. Forty four year old Cedric marks making a brazen getaway on foot as guards from a private transport companies stopped at a McDonald's north of Houston with a van full of ten inmates needed additional units without escaped prisoner the middleweight seen here in this a fight within. The process of being extradited from Grand Rapids, Michigan to temple Texas on arrest warrants for the deaths of his ex girlfriend Jenna, Scott and Michael swearing-in. The two reported missing on January ninth their bodies found in Oklahoma on January fifteenth, the fugitive fighter also a person of interest in the two thousand nine disappearance of April piece in Minnesota piece was never found the case still open and Tom marks is in custody tonight and facing additional charges. Tom real thank you Tom now for index and we start overseas off the west coast of Africa heavily armed police in Cape Verde say they seized ten tons of cocaine from a ship bound for Panama sitting those drugs on fire now eleven Russian sailors are in custody suspected of drug smuggling back here at home a charter bus carrying a girls basketball team rolling over in West Virginia. At least fourteen people were injured one student airlifted to the hospital. This happened on the way home after losing a high school. Championship game. No word yet on what caused this crash would told the girls are gonna be okay. Also tonight, it's turbine seen security guards. Philadelphia. Take a look tasers a man outside of gyms that popular cheese steak restaurant. But after they taste him the man's pants catching fire unclear exactly what ignited no word on his condition or what led up to the encounter. Detectives are looking into the incident tonight and New York's governor tonight calling for a Justice department investigation into a growing crisis at a Brooklyn jail. Protesters swarming correction officers some demonstrators getting pepper sprayed as hundreds of inmates. Go without heat and electricity for a second. Week officials at the Federal Bureau of prisons say fired that facility caused the problem, and they expect to restore power soon. Finally tonight, far enough, her snowblower and blowing up the internet. The eighty two year old grandma getting it done in muskegon Michigan old man winter may have met his match in eighty-two year-old more lean Downey now known as the snow. Blowing granny the image of her taking on the heavy snow and freezing temperatures went viral this week. I like being outside the smell. I just don't need any help. I got this big machine looked great. She describes herself as a quote tough old. Rod doesn't need her grandchildren's health. No, I'm sure they would help if I have my grandson has plowed at once. But I'm fine. I like being out there getting out in the snow reminds her of growing up in Harvey North Dakota, the he'll go cold a kiss there. And there's one more reason why she likes to get behind that snowblower. I think engine sounds like my Harley, maybe. That's right. The snow. Blowing granny also owns a hog riding in the sidecar is her greyhound Pippa teaches likes to ride Marlene will be dreamed about getting out on the road once it warms up. But in the meantime, she won't let the weather keep her down. I'm ready for it to be summer, and I'll enjoy the winters long as we have it just to be outside. No matter what we think Marlene for sharing her story. And we thank you for watching. I'm Thomasson your may first thing in the morning and David Muir. He's right back here. Tomorrow night have a great evening. Good night. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash podcast. That's indeed dot com slash podcast.
Full Episode: Sunday, February 24, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash David m that's indeed dot com slash David m tonight several developing stories as we come on the deadly. Whether outbreak several reported tornados slamming through the south blizzards, causing crashes across the midwest and the dangerous conditions expected for millions in the east tomorrow morning. The Amazon crash mystery the cargo plane slamming into the water near Houston. One body recovered. Two crew members still missing are David curly in a helicopter above the debris field as investigators probed. What went wrong failing to make bail? The Aren be singer R Kelly mode of the best selling artists of all time. Spending a second night behind bars. His lawyer says he doesn't have money with the Monday court date now looming on the brink. New bloodshed on the streets of Venezuela as the national guard. Open spire on opposition protesters with tear gas rubber bullets and firebombs the US secretary of state say nNcholas Medeiros days are numbered and Oscar big night. We're live on the red carpet as Hollywood stars align. Why tonight's show will likely be full of surprises eating seen? This is ABC news tonight and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Sunday. I'm Tom yomas. We begin tonight with extreme weather. A one two punch already turning deadly. Take a look at this video tornado churning right there across Burnsville Mississippi, one of at least five reported twisters tearing across the south in hard hit Columbus, Mississippi one woman was killed when the building she was inside of collapsed at the same time in the north blizzard conditions paralysing travel on the roads, dozens of cars to see them. They're involved in this chain reaction pile up in Wisconsin, at least one fatality reported and. As the system pushes out. Winds will rapidly intensify with gusts up to sixty miles per hour in the northeast that could cause Monday morning travel, headaches, ABC's, Marcus, more leads our coverage from Mississippi. Goodness. Mary tonight stories of survival emerging after at least five reported. Twisters tore through parts of the south the violent wind striking parts of Mississippi and Alabama, ripping away roofs, toppling massive trees and knocking down this building in Columbus, Mississippi, several people inside taking cover the only known fatality from a reported tornado outbreak, a forty one year old woman. What for God, I would be here today. Henry Neal scrambled to take covering his bathrooms that storm Royd through his home. And I was fighting insulation does Ryan turning it down the hall that same system. Drenching parts of Tennessee Nashville seeing its wettest February on record more than a foot of rain turning roads into rivers this residential street completely underwater. This is the first time that it's looked like a lake here in Washington county, first responders canvassing flooded neighborhoods to evacuate residents this family carried on a rap to safety. In the midwest. It is snow that's causing concern. This is what drivers are up against in western Kansas blizzard conditions causing spinouts installs and in Wisconsin. Whether it's suspected in this multi-car accident backing up traffic for miles. And we want to go back now to Mississippi. That's where Marcus Morris tonight. Joining us live from one of those communities hard hit by that severe weather outbreak in the northeast part of the state the roof and walls ripped right off that church right behind you, Marcus. Yeah. That's right, Tom. This storm destroyed the sanctuary and some of the only things that appear to have been left. Untouched. Are a few pews behind me and the pulpit and tonight, Tom, you can see members of the congregation just beginning the process of cleaning this up so many churches across the south destroyed this week and all right, Marcus. Thank you wanna get right to Sam champion now. And Sam when it comes to the weather so much action out there, Tom we need to remind people just how massive this storm has been three quarters of the state beneath it for more than three days, and look how strong it is still. So here's this low now pulling into Canada, we've got blizzard conditions in states where it's not snowing. Now because the winds are snow stoats oh strong. They're picking up the snow on the ground and blowing it so we'll take the rain out of the northeast and the wind becomes the big story. Look right around. We've got about three hundred thousand without power around the Great Lakes right now with a fifty five mile per hour wind in Detroit fifty in Green Bay and then tomorrow morning, we'll have those same wind speeds fifty in New York forty-three in Harford fifty one in Albany into New England. We'll have power outages in New England as well because we've had so much rain the trees will just come down in these strong, dangerous winds. All right Sam, thanks so much. We turn out of the mounting questions after that deadly Amazon plane crash outside of Houston aerial footage today showing the debris field where the Boeing seven sixty seven cargo plane carrying Amazon prime packages went down breaking up on impact. Authorities confirm all three crew members were killed. But the cause of that crash still remains a mystery. Here's A B C's David curly reporting from the shore of trinity bay, but muddy Marsh south east of Houston tonight holds the clues to this unusual and mysterious crash of the Boeing seven six seven flying for. Amazon it is low tide. Now, we are getting a better sense of the debris field. You can see wheels. From the landing gear pieces of the fuselage on the surface, we flew over the wreckage with our station. KTAR? K it is a compact debris field reinforcing. The fact that this aircraft came in at a high angle into trinity bay, but why would the Twenty-six-year-old atlas air cargo jet descending normally abruptly at just six thousand feet start a rapid deep dive hitting trinity bay in just nine seconds out of the corner of our on. We've seen a plane coming down at a forty five degree angle local boaters race to help late today. The announcement that all three on board are dead. The remains of one recovered. There's not much of a plane left to 'til it's actually airplane. His packages closed shoes. Stuff. Float neverwhere, the F. B I is on the scene assisting the NTSB Amazon offering thoughts for the families and atlas one of the two contractors. Operating forty aircraft for the IRRI Taylor. This seven six seven is a reliable aircraft all its previous fatal crashes were intentional or caused by pilot error those images, absolutely devastating. David curly joins us now from the scene of the crash. David. I know you've reported it's likely they will recover the black boxes from the plane because of the shallow area where it crashed and they'll need them. Because still no answers. Absolutely, Tom often. There are obvious clues the weather or the type of the aircraft. None of that. In this case. That's why those black boxes are so important to explain what happened just six thousand feet above this March, Tom David curly for us. David. Thank you. We move on now to our Kelly spending his second night behind bars. The arm be star is facing ten counts of criminal sex abuse involving at least three underage victims. And despite being one of the all time bestselling artist. He still has not posted bail. Here's ABC's Diane Macedo, acclaimed R&_B singer R Kelly is still behind bars tonight two days after. Being charged with ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. The three time Grammy winner has yet to come up with the one hundred thousand dollars bail needed for his release. His attorney says Kelly's finances are a mess. You're on and and bad contract. He really doesn't have any money at this point and expressionless Kelly appeared before Chicago judge Saturday, he's accused of sexually assaulting four females between nine hundred ninety eight and twenty ten three of the alleged victims were minors at least one encounter is allegedly on tape in the video. The victim repeatedly repeatedly say she is fourteen years old the lifetime documentary surviving R Kelly is pushing allegations from Kelly's passed back into the spotlight, including his marriage to the late singer Aaliyah the marriage certificate shows Kelly's age at the time as twenty-seven a Lia eighteen in reality. She was just fifteen Puerto wreckage. You are how all that secret. Kelley's attorney says he didn't know Elise age, and that there's no reason to believe the newer allegations against Kelly right now is presumed innocent. We haven't seen anything any reason to believe that these allegations are credible. Okay. Diane Macedo joins us now live and die in. We're just telling me, even if he does make bail it may not be enough to keep them out of jail. That's right. So Kelly owes one hundred and sixty thousand dollars more than one hundred sixty thousand dollars in back child support, and it's due March six so even if he makes bail he'll go back to jail if he doesn't make that child support payment time. All right, Diane. Thank you. We turn out to Venezuelan, the crisis deepening. Their with violent clashes involving Venezuelan troops breaking out along the border against protestors attempting to bring in humanitarian aid at the same time. Vice President Mike Pence set for a meeting Monday that couldn't testify the situation. Here's ABC's. Julia McFarland tonight and nation on edge off tensions in Venezuela than porta towns erupted into violence soldiers loyal to President Nicolas. D'oro he'd been blocking humanitarian aid sent from America launching Tig as an opening fire on civilians in some clashes hundreds injured a fourteen year old boy among those killed but more than one hundred troops defected crossing into Columbia. Whether your position is struggling to count to that blockade. And now with the crisis deepening the focus shifting to what lies ahead US-backed opposition leader Hongo welcomed in Columbia with full military honors as he prepares to meet leaders from a dozen Latin American nations and vice President Mike Pence, but Maduro is standing his ground warning the United States to stay away that warning met with heightening rhetoric from US officials secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, declaring Medeiros days when numbered options on the table Senator mockery beer, signaling that Maderas. Use of deadly force has now changed the game tweeting the dole was now open to various potential multilateral actions. Not on the table twenty four hours ago and later cryptically. Also, this an image. Of Moammar Gadhafi bloodied after Libyan's rose up ending his regime with parts of as Boorda. Now closed the outside world, the is the chronic crippling food and medicine shortage inside Venezuela could grow was Tom Julian McFarland for Julia. Thank you. And at the Vatican today. Pope Francis closing a summit of bishops to address generations of clergy sex abuse, declaring an all out war on what he called quote evil, but critics still want to know what will actually change ABC's David Wright is at the Vatican today. Pope Francis called predator, priests tools of Satan and declared all out war on sexual abuse. Need that Busey in abuse? He said we see the hand of evil speaking at the end of the Vatican's historic four-day summit Francis. Also, condemned those who had hush-up abuse noting the cover up favors, the spread of evil an adds a further level of scandal. Not enough. You're saying not because as no framework that is no frame book. No concrete plan concrete plan, nothing survivors of sexual abuse say they've been clear about the reforms David and hoping to see their tolerance for preset abused. Children zero tolerance for bishops had covered up and the opening up of the archive in the evidence around the world. So we pressed the conference organizers at a minimum the new standards that you will adopt will include those three things. Essential. My take is did they are essential the conference organizers, tell us they will be announcing some new initiatives in the days ahead as one of them put it this is a big ship, and it's slow turn. But survivors have run out of patience. Tom David Wright. Reporting from the Vatican tonight, David thank you, not of the second summit showdown between President Trump and Kim Jong UN just days away. ABC White House. Correspondent Terry Puhl? Mary joins me live now and terror. The White House would likely have one eye on Capitol Hill where Michael Cohen is expected to testify next week at the same time as this high stakes summit, Tom President Trump will try to keep the focus on his attended. You know, US president has done before denuclearize the Korean peninsula. North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN is into the second day of his train ride to Hanoi. Vietnam, where the two leaders will meet after their first summit in June, President Trump declared that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, but this morning secretary of state Mike Pompeo said there still a danger because they have not taken significant steps to. Mantle their nuclear arsenal. As you mentioned on the day of their summit. There will be a political distraction. Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen will be testifying publicly on Capitol Hill and just days ago. President Trump was already lowering expectations for this event saying there's no rush denuclearize for him. The fact of the North Koreans have launched a missile is a sign of success. Tom. Tara tara. Thank you next tonight to Hollywood the Academy Awards now just hours away. And while there may not be an official Oscar host this year. There is no shortage of storylines ABC's. Kenneth Whitworth is on the red carpet. And they ask goes to the school goes to and the Oscar goes to tonight, there could be several Oscar firsts Glenn Close may finally have her Oscar moment if you're traveling for nuggets bitterness, you'll find none here. The seventy one year old actress has seven nominations the most of any actress with no wins. But it's possible. She's upstaged by newcomer Roma's, yell Lita, upper recedo satisified, a seven flirty who could become the first ever indigenous Mexican woman to win best actress in a leading role iconic director, Spike Lee could also be the first African American to win a directing Oscar and with no clear front runner in the best picture category. For the first time in years. Anything could happen Roma and the favorite. Lead the pack with ten nominations apiece. A star is born and vice both up for eight awards. But Black Panther already a big winner at the sag awards, and it could be the first superhero film to win it all after a roughly up to the ninety first Oscars the academy without a host for the first time in thirty years. There will be several celebrity pairings and not all of them are straight out of Hollywood. Serena Williams rumor to end the show announcing best picture along with Barbara, Streisand and many others can't wait with joins us. Now live from the red carpet and lots of new ideas at the Oscars tonight. Like you mentioned tennis star. Serena Williams, presenting just one of those examples and the academy also tighten up how long people can actually give their acceptance speech. Tommy academy saying that one of the most tastic things about presenters like Serena Williams is not only is she a cultural icon, but she brings a film lovers and presence to the show. But you have keep in mind that wants a winner's name is announced they have ninety seconds to get from their seat to the stage. Give their speech and get out of there, Tom. We might see people running to that podium this year. We'll have to wait and see Qena Whitworth. Biggest star for us at the red carpet right now. All right Qena. Thanks so much. We'll have much more from the Oscars later in the broadcast. Plus these stories still ahead on world news tonight. This Sunday details into the alleged Florida prostitution ring involving patriots owner Robert Kraft, and what we're learning about some of the other high profile suspects attempted hijacking military commandos on the tarmac the plane full of passengers and crew in harm's way and start tearing tower coming to the defense of his empire, son, Jesse spa. What he's saying next. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash David m that's indeed dot com slash David m Bucknell with a major bust involving an alleged prostitution ring in Florida police say arrest warrant is imminent for patriots owner, Robert Kraft, just one of the prominent suspects named here's ABC's Zachary quiche tonight, new video of patriots owner, Robert Kraft. Did you have a message to you? Fant TMZ, capturing the seventy seventy rolled leaving pre-oscar party in California. His first time seen in public since being charged with soliciting prostitution by police in Florida more than two hundred have now been identified in this thing. Other high profile men include billionaire equity firm owner, John Childs, Johnny depre- the boyfriend of gopher Jessica Korda in former CitiGroup president, John havens. None of them responded to requests for. Common concern in this investigation centers around our possibility of victims of of human trafficking. Investigators say they found an operation that relied on Asian women being used as sex workers craft accused of two incidents of solicitation, the last one allegedly taking place in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. Does the video contain Mr. craft inside receiving the alleged the answer to that is? Yes, Kraft saying through a spokesperson we categorically deny that Mr. craft engaged in any illegal activity. Please could issue an arrest warrant as early as Monday, the NFL is monitoring the situation in could Levy punishment, Tom Zachary quiche for a sacree. Thank you time now for index and the attempted hijacking overseas this flight bound for Dubai forced to make an emergency landing in Bangladesh. Police say a mentally ill passenger try to hijack that aircraft military commandos killing the suspect in an exchange of gunfire. Everyone on board that plane. Safe tonight and the empire star standing up for actor Jesse small Ed Terrence Howard potion of video on his of his TV son small on Instagram and firing back at critics to stay in their own lane. Howard saying, quote, it's God's job to judge small at denies charges. He faked his own hate attack and up close and personal with the killer whale. It's a baby orca right there. Zooming. Zeroing in on researcher Antarctica, even bumping into her camera and that close encounter showing its teeth and some lunch, apparently, everyone seems to be okay. There was well finally tonight hitting that perfect Oscar note pulling the curtain back on this year's most memorable music. The Larry as we countdown to Hollywood's biggest night a look now at the revealing stories behind not what we saw. But what we heard? So he Mian rap city up. The best pictures. Actor Romney, Molly up for best actor in the movie, portraying Freddie, Mercury and telling Ben mates. He hit those high notes because he was born with four extra t. So how did Malik sound so much like the music legend? Malik Horley say at all thanks to help from Mark Martel, a former lead singer in a Canadian Christian rock band. Movies biggest invisible role as the voice of, Freddie. Mercury producers mixing his voice with weeds, original master recordings. A star is born is up for eight Oscars. And one of them is for the hit song. Shallow nominees. Bradley Cooper singing tonight onstage with his co star lady. Gaga Cooper talked about his regimented months of training with a voice coach Munson working on that voice. I think it lowered and like almost an octave. One all the song to the movie to be performed live test watching it become. It's been a pleasure and recently. Angus Cooper, lady Gaga gave a surprise. Shallow duet in Las Vegas. And the next time. We see them together. We'll be tonight at the awesome. Looking forward to that. And of course, stay tuned right here for all of tonight's Oscar excitement at eight like so much for watching on Thomas in New York. Have a great evening. Good night. Are you hiring with? Indeed, you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash David m that's indeed dot com slash David m.
AP Headline News Feb 11 2019 10:00 (EST)
"Stacy's asia. After years of enroll dope within an inch of my life. I'm free receipts of a mind of their own go, paperless and manager travel expenses online with my taxi business, make the smarter choice of my taxi dot com. AP radio news. Good morning. I'm Ed Donahue teachers are on strike in Denver. They want a pay raise and did not like the direction of contract. Talks Henry Roman is with the Denver teacher's union. We're going around and around and around in circles like there was no end to this. And so we just had we felt like we had to use our last tool in our tool chest to really get to get them to listen Denver school superintendent. Susannah Cordova was hoping it wouldn't come to this. Our teachers almost eleven percent increase for next year and to hear the feedback and to be in a position where rather than sticking with it and figuring it out. I'm incredibly disappointed that they walked away. Both sides are expected to sit down at the bargaining table in Denver again, tomorrow border security talks will continue today. President Trump plans to get his border pitch in tonight in Texas. Here's the AP saga megani? His first rally since the midterms the president will speak a few. Two hundred yards from El paso's border fence, he's tried to convince supporters he'll keep pushing to build the wall. Even after being weakened by a failed bid to convince Democrats do pay for it during the shutdown with another shutdown deadline looming Friday, the president's facing a key week, not just for the wall. But for his administration and re election hopes in adviser says the Trump campaign seized tonight's rally as a chance for the president to make his case that border barriers actually work. Saga megani? At the White House is the Grammy awards record of the year. This is America. Childish Gambino and Casey musk graves were the big winners last night four Grammys each among those onstage in Los Angeles. Former first lady Michelle Obama helps us share ourselves our dignity and sorrows our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another. This is AP radio news. Alum acre in Virginia is backing off on a push for impeachment of Lieutenant governor just in Fairfax. He's accused by two women of sexual assault. The governor of the state says he won't resign right now. Virginia needs someone that can Hugh. There's no better person to do that. Then a doctor governor Ralph northern was a pediatric neurologist before entering politics. And he tells CBS this morning Virginia needs a leader who has courage, and who has a moral compass, and that's why I'm not going anywhere. But other Democrats in the state say he should congressman Don Byer. Tell CBS's face the nation. I know is determined to go in this reconciliation tour. Many think you should do that as a private citizen. I understand that he wants he's feeling contrition congresswoman's. Jennifer Weck Ston ads is he's really lost. The confidence of a lot of the people. He's supposed to be leading next also appeared on face the nation. I'm Ben, Tom. President Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research of artificial intelligence. Ed Donahue, AP radio news. News.
Full Episode: Sunday, June 16, 2019
"Hey, I'm Brad milkey from ABC news. And if you like world news tonight, I wanna let you know about another podcast that I host called start here. Every morning in twenty minutes. We'll give you a whip around the biggest stories driving the day with context from the people who are covering them up close that includes David Muir, Tom yomas, the whole world news tonight team so start smart and subscribe to start here brought to you by indeed used by over three million businesses for hiring where business owners and HR professionals can post job openings with screener questions, then soared review and communicate with candidates from an online dashboard. Learn more at indeed dot com slash tonight. The ABC news exclusive in the air and on the ground thirty hours with President Trump. Plus news from the Trump campaign, why they're cutting ties with a group of pollsters, and more. From the twenty twenty race. The high profile democrat warning the party, they can only beat President Trump, if they nominate a transformational candidate is this, a message about Joe Biden break right now tornado outbreak moving a dozen reported tearing across the midwest and the torrential rain triggering flash floods millions in the streets. The stunning scene in Hong Kong. Protesters sending a message to China. The big city mayor slamming her own police department. Get out a tense confrontation with the family and Phoenix police threatening to shoot up pregnant mother holding her two children. Also tonight, the tracking app miracle the mother desperate to find her missing daughter turning to an online app that showed her. Child, who's in need of help daughter. Then that's it. That's it. Then remain the simple technology that helps save her life and first bothers day, can you guess who's the dad of this little boy, celebrating Father's Day for the first time? Fully eating seen. This is ABC news tonight, and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Sunday. I'm Tom yomas, and we begin with new developments after that exclusive interview with President Trump tonight. The Trump campaign has cut ties with some of its pollsters after data was leaked ABC's George Stephanopoulos one on one with the president asking him about the poll showing he is trailing. Joe Biden in key battleground states. The president vehemently denied that claim saying the truth is the exact opposite, that he is leading everywhere tonight, though, the campaign is taking action after an apparent leak ABC's Rachel Scott starts us off at the White House. The president insists polls that show him behind the Democrats are phony and fake. Why does it bother you so much because it's untrue? I like the truth, and I'm actually very honest guy if I thought they were correct, I wouldn't be complaining at all, but a leaked internal poll men for Trump campaign is only painted a grim. Pitcher of a potential twenty twenty matchup between President Trump and Joe Biden, and now the campaign is cutting ties with some of its pollsters, the March data, I obtained by ABC news showed the president trailing by wide margins in three key, battleground states, Biden held a double digit lead in Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. And in Florida where the president is scheduled to officially launch his reelection campaign. He was behind seven points. Campaign manager Brad scale dismissing those numbers as ancient saying, quote since then we have seen huge swings in the president's favor, the president telling Georgia in his exclusive interview, the polls, you've seen our good, even your own polls show, your behind right now. Don't they know poll show that I'm winning everywhere? No one showed you those polls because. Those polls don't exist as a presidential candidate Trump was known to tout favorable polling numbers. We're doing very well in the polls that's important. Okay. I'm winning all of these polls. How many were there seven or eight or nine you know, my poll numbers are going through the roof now saying he doesn't even believe in pollsters site just was given a meeting with my pollster, finally, don't even believe in pollsters of you want to just run a campaign. And whatever it is it is. But I just had a meeting with somebody that's upholster, and I'm winning everywhere. All right. Let's get right to Rachel Scott at the White House tonight for us. The president clearly having plenty to say about polls right there and there's more news from the campaign trail freshman Representative Alexandria, Cossio, Cortez AO, some caller with a warning for Democrats about who they nominate to take on the president twenty twenty. I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump. If we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States ritual, 'cause you're Cortez has been very vocal about the party, not chronic Joe Biden with nomination, but there is a new poll out tonight, showing Biden and other Democrats out ahead against the president, Tom. President Trump likely won't be happy about this latest Fox News poll. It shows Joe Biden with a significant edge on the president, and he's not the only one Senator Bernie Sanders. Also ahead Tom Rachel, Scott with the news from the campaign trail tonight, Rachel, thank you. And President Trump also making news about the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Muller saying he had the right to fire him. But for the first time saying he held back because what he witnessed with president Nixon, I would constantly, tell anybody, that would listen, including you and looting the media that Robert Mueller was. Conflicted, Robert Muller had a total capacity. I, I never I didn't say that. If I look article, too, I would be allowed to fire Robert Muller. There was assuming assuming I did all of the things I said I wanna fire him number one. I didn't he wasn't fired. Okay. Number one, very importantly, but more importantly, article two allows me to do whatever I want article two would have allowed me to fire him. So I wasn't going to fire, you know why, because I watched Richard Nixon go around firing everybody and that didn't work out too. Well, so very simply article two would allow me to do. George will have much more of his one on one with the president his special run tonight, President Trump thirty hours coming up short time from now at eight PM eastern right here on ABC. Also tonight, President Trump is accusing the New York Times of treason for reporting that the US is waging, a cyber invasion into Russia's power grid. The times, also reporting that some of the administration may even want the information to go public, but the president disagrees calling the times, the enemy of the people. Here's ABC's Lana Zak tonight, President Trump is accusing the New York Times of virtual act of treason for this article describing a US strategy to attack Russia's power grid. According to the times, the US's planting code inside key Russian targets operations that do not require presidential approval. The report cites administration officials who say they do not believe President Trump has been fully briefed on these efforts, adding quote Pentagon and intelligence officials described broad hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for. Sern over his reaction. And the possibility that he might countermanded or discuss it with foreign officials. The president calling the article not true and calling the press the enemy of the people. The New York Times pushing back tweeting accusing the press of treason is dangerous. We describe the article to the government before publication as our story notes. President Trump's own national security officials said there were no concerns Democrats pouncing security officials with the administration felt that couldn't tell us the president because he might compromise. That information secretary of state Mike Pompeo ounce to clarify was the report false or was it treasonous? And true. So, which is it never comment on intelligence matters, Tom? No comment from the defense department tonight, but we do know from US intelligence that Russia has tried to hack into Kate American targets, and according to the times, so many administration want Russia to be on notice. Tom llamas. Zach for us tonight on of thank you. We move on out of the severe weather threat stretching. From Texas to the northeast forty million Americans in the storm zone. At least seventeen reported tornadoes, and damaging straight line winds in the past twenty four hours, one of them destroying this church right here in Bentonville, Indiana, torrential rain and flash flooding as well. ABC's Diane Macedo with the images tonight. Tonight. Dangerous weather is slamming Texas to the mid Atlantic with at least seventeen reported tornadoes in the past twenty four hours is seen a tornado start forming and in a roof started flew, flew Flynn, the house. That's four of those twisters were confirmed in central Indiana. The storms knocked over semi trailers as an F one tore through with winds of up to one hundred miles an hour drone video shows these warehouses torn apart this group, even resorted to seeking shelter in the freezer of a restaurant. North west of Oklahoma City you can see this massive tornado illuminated by lightning, and in Kansas. Torrential rains flooded. Roads stranding cars. Now, parts of Texas are getting slammed for the second time in a week. With a tornado warning triggering sirens in Dallas. And our weather team tells us dangerous storms could hit from Texas to DC and Philly in the next few hours, Tom or a Diane. Thank you overseas. Now to the massive protests in Hong Kong, and estimated two million people taking to the streets, sending a message to China and demanding the local leader step down the historic turnout over a proposed law that would send people that China to be prosecuted. Tonight action on that law has been suspended, but protesters say they will not back down. ABC's Bob Woodruff is in Hong Kong. Today. Hongkongers protested in record. Breaking numbers a sea of humanity. Organizers say nearly two million marching across the city to voice their anger at their Beijing backed leader, Carrie Lam, and her controversial Bill, that would allow suspected criminals to be extradited from Hong Kong to mainland China, people fear Beijing would use this to target its critics like politicians dissidents and journalists against see the angle of the people Hong Kong. We want to withdraw the Bill lamb yesterday suspended work on the Bill, but refused to apologize for the violence earlier in the week when police came in with helmets and shields pepper spray, and rubber bullets at least eighty two injured today's protests, the third major demonstration and just a week. Capping a period of intense soul searching for so many in this global financial center about their ability to have some type of Tommy from China. Many also galvanized by a protester yesterday. Who fell off a roof and died images and tributes to him all along the way into the night opposition, lawmakers making a plea to the crowds to stay calm now Hong Kong's leader carried lamb finally, apologized late in a statement, but the people here want this Bill that would allow extradition of mainland China to be withdrawn, and they want her to step down. Tom Bob Woodruff reporting from the streets of Hong Kong. Tonight Bob, thank you, and in the Middle East tensions ramping up between the US and Iran tonight, US military officials say that Iran attempted to shoot down an American drone that was watching the attack on the tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The Trump administration says they do not want war, but they will take any action that is necessary to secure those vital shipping lanes. Here's ABC's Julia McFarland tonight as the full outta the histories and the Gulf continues, US central command now revealing the Iranians attempted to shoot down American drone monitoring one of the time because on fire. The m q nine similar to this one was allegedly targeted by Iranian surface to missile missing it by less than a mile. This comes as the Trump administration tries to build on international consensus behind this video, which the Pentagon said shows a rain, revolutionary God patrol removing an unexploded mind from one of the time because hose today secretary Mike Pompeo unequivocal American camera. This is the stop. This is the real data. Yes. We've shared it with allies already the world needs to unite against this threat from this lawman Republican Ron, but some allies still need to be convinced Germany's foreign minister says this doesn't prove Iran carried out the attacks, the u k own the announcing their own assessments, pointing to Iran with no mention of the US footage. Well, Meanwhile, Iran continues to deny any involvement global powers increasingly concerned about security in the Gulf at stake access to a fifth. The global oil supply, Tom. Juliette? Thank you back, here at home to developments after that tense confrontation between Phoenix police and a young family officers with guns drawn ordering the couple and two small children out of the car over suspicion of shoplifting tonight, the Phoenix mayor and the police chief are apologizing for the officers actions. Here's ABC's Acura quiche tonight, Phoenix. Police on the defensive this city's mayor lashing out after this chilling video. Cops are threatening to shoot a pregnant woman with two young children inner arm. The alleged crime that brought police to the scene there, four-year-old allegedly stealing doll from dollar store. Appearing on KNX v today, the police chief saying sorry, and that the incident is under investigation. I apologize the family. I apologize to to the community. But at the end of the day, there's more to the story police claim that Twenty-four-year-old you Harper. Enter twenty two year old fiancee driven aim stole other items refuse police commands, and that officers feared they were armed. But at one point in officer is filmed kicking aims Harper accuses police of trying to grab her child claiming the toddlers arm was injured before she briefly was forced to give her baby to a total stranger. The videos captured by witnesses who don't want to be identified. Situation. I never thought China ties in for me. And my the couple was not charged with any crime. The Phoenix mayor slamming police saying there is no situation in which this is ever close to acceptable, as a mother myself seeing these children, put in such a terrifying position is beyond upsetting the couple has filed a notice of intent to sue the city of Phoenix for ten million dollars. The officer involved have been assigned desk, duty pending the investigation come Zachary quiche I tonight tackling, thank you and much more head on world news. Tonight this Sunday, the wild hit and run a rider launched from his motorcycle, how he's doing tonight and we'll police are sane plus the app that combined with a mom's intuition, may have saved the life of her seventeen year old daughter, and the major admission from Boeing, what their CEO is saying tonight about a communication mistake regarding the cockpit warning system on the seven thirty seven max jets stay with us. When you're hiring, you don't wanna waste time sorting through dozens of irrelevant resumes. 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FDIC back now with the close call for a mother and daughter from North Carolina. The mother quitting an app with helping to save her seventeen year old daughter's life. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzales tonight, this teenager, recovering from a horrific car crash, someone please, crediting, an iphone app with saving her life, a miracle I get truly miracle seventeen year. Seventeen-year-old Macy's Smith was driving alone in North Carolina. When her car hydroplaned flipping and landing twenty five feet down a ravine her arm pinned under the car for seven hours, once she miscue her worried mother texted and called repeatedly response was out of character for her. So mom, turn to the find my friends app, which allows users to track each other's locations using it to guide her to the crash scene. Explain. Watching bid GPS on my phone. My dot getting close to hers, our daughter. Intervene, maisy now, hoping her survival story encourages other teams to use the app with their families inherits Harper teenagers to give up your privacy VM places that you don't want your parents know that is not worth being trapped under a car percent, hours and tonight Macy is home from the hospital regaining movement in her arm and feeling grateful for that technology. Tom incredible. That mother and daughter had that app radio. Right. Marcy, thank you for index, and what Boeing's calling a mistake. The company, CEO telling reporters in Paris communication, with customers and regulators about a problematic cockpit warning system. In seven thirty seven max jets was inconsistent and unacceptable. Faulty data from sensor may have contributed to crashes overseas, Boeing promising transparency as it tries to get seven thirty seven Max's grounded for months back up and flight and the disturbing moment, caught on camera in South Africa, the motorcycle rider, waiting at a light when a pickup, you see it, there blows through that. Dissection slamming that writer police say the impact smashed the bike to pieces throwing the Ryder thirty feet. The twenty two year old recovering from serious injuries tonight police are on the hunt for the hit and run driver. And the new plans for air force. One are George Stephanopoulos takes us on board. The historic aircraft and into the Oval Office where President Trump details, his plans for a red white and blue redesign, plus a wider wingspan, George asking, if there's a special pod feature like in the movie air force ones. Because I don't think it was. Well, the president, not reveal anything there, the air force. One change is expected to arrive by twenty twenty four and this Father's Day I for Prince Harry, the Duke and duchess of Sussex, releasing this brand new photo of baby. Archie, seventh line to the throne just over six weeks, old today. Happy Father's Day to Harry. And when we come back like father like son, when it comes to college diplomas, and of course, later tonight, the major exclusive are ABC news. Special report, President Trump, thirty hours finally on this Father's Day. Pop and circumstance. The data and Sony graduating together. Misses the Portland state university. Graduation ceremony that happened today. Don Sharon, and that's fifty eight-year-old, Don Sheeran graduating what makes this a really special Father's Day for dawn Jacob Seyran. He's getting to graduate with his twenty three year old son. Jacob both getting engineering degrees. That's right. Father and son went to college together crazy. A I. Middle school, and he decided to do it for twenty two years. The father of three working as a network technician for a Portland communications company. He decided that instead of retiring, he wanted to follow his dream and head back to college. But my job is physical and I realized I wouldn't be able to do this in my seventies. And I always wanted to be an adventure. Yes at fifty eight done wants to be an inventor. So he set out to get it done. This top piece. So that's what sets designed forming even stronger bonds with his son, having a class together, actually alerted me the final was sooner than I thought it was. But that's not to say it hasn't led to some awkward moment, Jacobs, friends, all wondering why with that all so after eight years going part time. That's a long, right? Don learned. He and Jacob would be graduating side-by-side. What a wonderful Father's Day present to actually be able to, to get your degree on the same day that your son's getting his father and son, do knit together. Congratulations on graduating masters. 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Full Episode: Saturday, May 16, 2020
"Tonight crowd control with almost every state in the nation partially reopening this weekend. Forty eight states including New York easing restrictions covert nineteen cases on the rise in five of them. The death toll topping eighty eight thousand some beaches reopening trial run before Memorial Day weekend concerns about crowds already a New York park painting circles in the turf to help people keep their distance. Alarming numbers in Texas after reporting. It's deadliest forty eight hours so far. A man Hawaii arrested for breaking quarantine. Police say after posting photos on social media news tonight about that rare but dangerous syndrome affecting children more than two hundred twenty cases in twenty states doctors now looking at cases from months ago looking for signs of the condition they may have missed the first time reopening reality check the tough restrictions in some states putting a stranglehold on small businesses trying to restart tonight business owners telling us what it's like and the alarming new stat about the restaurant industry. Also tonight president trump's late night firing of the State Department's Inspector General Democrats immediately launched an investigation saying the firing was politically motivated. Severe storms striking from Texas to the northeast. A lightning strike possibly igniting a massive fire at a condo complex heavy rain now slamming parts of the South and the tropical system gaining strength in the Atlantic tropical storm. Watch just issue the desperate search for a missing mother of two and Colorado last seen going for a bike ride on mother's Day and the wild crash and out of control. Suv slamming through a fence. Jumping over a pool. News about the driver can dogs. Tell if you're infected with the CORONA VIRUS JUST BY SNIFFING. The new project underway and celebrating a comedy master his career spanning decades including best in. Show this is spinal tap and Anchorman tributes pouring in tonight for Fred Willard heating seen this is ABC news tonight and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin with almost every state in America easing restrictions this weekend amid a chilling prediction from the more than one hundred thousand deaths in the US by June. First the death toll rising at an alarming rate now topping eighty eight thousand overall cases are on the decline forty eight states now easing restrictions but none of them with suggested fourteen day drop in cases five states including Texas report spikes of the virus beaches in New York. Take a look New Jersey and Connecticut among those reopening Memorial Day weekend. So I'm using this weekend as a trial. Run GYMS PREPARED TO WELCOME BACK. Customers with some restrictions. Some members may even need to make an appointment. I and horse racing returns to Churchill downs horses on the track. No fans in the stands. Abc's Trevor All in New York leads us off tonight. Americans taking the warm weather as an invitation to leave home crowding together by the thousands in parks and flocking to beaches to friends. We're having a good time making the best of IT IN BELMAR NEW JERSEY. Hundreds lining up many ignoring social distancing and. They're not even going to the beach just trying to get passes for the Summer Season Down Jersey shortly protest twenty five years and nothing ever like this well. Many public beaches are still closed. State beaches in New York New Jersey Connecticut and Delaware will open Memorial Day weekend with some restrictions like no concession sales to try to keep people apart whether it's warmer they're going to come out. How do they act when they come out? And that is the big question. More hoping to prevent a second spike in cases and why officers handing out face masks on the Coney Island Boardwalk Mayor Bill de Blasios doing the same in Queens Brooklyn Popular Domino Park White Circle Space six feet apart to promote social distancing in crowds of people waiting to get into the most popular sections of Central Park New York City. Deploying more than two thousand of what they call social distancing ambassadors encouraging people to stay six feet apart and across the country others are testing the boundaries of ongoing restrictions. A New York man who travelled to Hawaii arrested authorities accusing him violating quarantine orders saying they were tipped off that he repeatedly left his hotel because he posted several beach photos on instagram in Chicago as several churches push to hold services. Mayor Lory lightfoot with a stark warning rushing is playing with a gun at fully loaded and cocked the original pancake house in Northern California is defying states orders reopening. Its dining room with workers wearing gloves and masks and blocking off booths to create space our employees and businesses literally living my paycheck to paycheck on a best pace scenerio. You can see the dining room right. Now decently busy. At least forty eight states now easing restrictions though when at least five of them? The number of new cases is on the rise. The Governor of Texas sending a task force to Amarillo after a dramatic surge in cases stemming from meat packing plants the state now recording. Its forty eight hours so far in Ohio. Where restaurants can now reopen outdoor areas? Cincinnati bars patio quickly filling up on. Its first night back. And there are anti night in neighbouring Kentucky. An institution having to adapt. We wanted to do this. In a very responsible way. Historic Churchill. Downs resuming racing with the seats. Empty believed to be the first races with no spectators in the sites one hundred forty five year history one of the many bizarre from this pandemic trevor. All joins us now from Central Park in New York Trevor. I walked the park today. It is very packed. The city is they'll take a new approach when it comes to enforcing social distancing. That's right Tom. After backlash over racial disparities in the number of arrests and tickets issued in his general confusion over the rules. New York City's mayor says it's time to reset social distancing enforcement tonight the NYPD says they'll no longer arrest people for violations though the NYPD. Commissioner has denied any allegations of racist police. Tom Trevor all leading US off tonight from Central Park. Trevor Thank you growing concern about that rare but dangerous condition linked to Kobe. Nine thousand nine hundred and targeting children we've been tracking it spread for weeks more than two hundred twenty cases in twenty states the WHO and CDC with urgent warnings for both parents and doctors and now guidelines on spotting possible symptoms. Here's ABC's Diane Macedo Tonight. The mysterious disease associated with cove nineteen affecting and sometimes killing children. Now has doctors rushing to investigate health records for cases. That could have been missed weeks ago. At least twenty one states plus the District of Columbia have cases under investigation with New York Michigan and DC. All reporting new suspected cases and Alabama. Now reporting its first suspected case known as multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome in children. The new sickness is defined by both the positive tests for corona virus or antibodies and match with certain symptoms that include fever a rash of the hands feeder mouth and gastrointestinal. Problems like diarrhea. The first symptom was fever than the second symptom was of course her energy and was we got to the hospital. She's started to the shortness of breath. She couldn't bring an ABC News survey reveals. The condition is still rare with just over. Two hundred suspected cases nationwide and experts say cove in nineteen on its own remains a low threat for young children but with at least three deaths in New York attributed to the new condition and covert still spreading. Doctors are revisiting health records from late winter and early spring investigating whether cases were misdiagnosed. Possibly as Kawasaki Disease a rare childhood illness with some of the same symptoms. We just want to make sure that any children that needed to have their heart looked at that can now happen retrospectively. So we WANNA to make sure that we didn't miss anyone all right. Diane joins us now live. This is a new chapter in this. Pandemic and health departments across the country are sending out warnings to doctors to be vigilant for looking at possible cases. That's right doctors nationwide or getting letters from the State. Health departments essentially encouraging them to be on the lookout for these symptoms to manage these symptoms aggressively and to report any suspected cases. Immediately Tom or diamond mosquito with that. New Reporting Diane. Thank you and news tonight about the reality of reopening in this current American economy restaurant owners. Now say if this crisis last six months they have about a fifteen percent chance of survival. Here's ABC's deirdre Bolton tonight. A harsh reality as some businesses reopen with restrictions. Half of small business owners say they will be out of cash within a month. According to the Census Bureau the restaurants. They're being asked now to operate at maybe twenty five or thirty percent. Occupancy Level Moseley's restaurants had had a hard time making a profit on at a hundred percent occupancy Robin Steve Humble run free range of farm-to-table eatery in Basaltic Colorado. They are racing against the clock. When we're told that you can reopen but you can only reopen at fifty percent capacity if you start to do even the quake map on that you realize that again is unsustainable tourism supports their business and with numerous events cancelled. There are a lot of unknowns. There's no crystal ball right now. We don't know when things are going to change again and there is going to be another crisis. Quick Cook is a barber in Illinois. He hasn't received a paycheck in two months. It's incredibly frustrating to be sitting home and know how much money I have missed out on when he does go back to work. He says he's going to have to pay for his own protective gear. We have to have P P. We have to have the disinfectant. It's expensive for us just to go back to work. A new restaurant report shows that if this pandemic lasts another six months owners say their own. Chances of survival are only fifteen. Percents Tom Fifteen percent. What a shocking stat. Alright deirdre Bolton throws tonight did thank you tonight to other major headline investigation already under way into president trump's late night firing of the State Department Inspector General. Democrats say this. I had been investigating secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Abc's Rachel Scott is in Washington. Tonight are launching an investigation until the Friday night. Firing of federal watchdog. That they believe is politically motivated. Part of what House Speaker. Nancy Pelosi calls a dangerous pattern of retaliation against patriotic public servants overnight. President trump getting rid of State Department inspector. General Steve Lennox Writing Pelosi. He no longer had confidence in him. Move recommended by Secretary of State. Mike Pompeo who according to Democrats was being investigated himself a congressional aide saying the I was looking into whether Pompeo had misused the political appointee to perform personal task for himself and his wife Congressman Eliot Engel accusing the president of trying to protect one of his most loyal supporters Lineker. An Obama era point. He is the latest in a string of independent oversight officials removed in the last six weeks on April third. The Inspector General for the intelligence community who alerted Congress to the whistle blower complaint that triggered the impeachment. Investigation was dismissed. He took a fake report and he brought it to Congress. Not a big trump fan that I can tell you a few days later. The Acting I g for the Department of Defense demoted after a decade of working under both Republican and Democratic administrations as. You know it's the presidential decision when we have you know Reports of bias and when we have different things coming in the president fired back after a health and human services watchdog report warned of severe and widespread supply shortages that hospitals longer. Did I hear the word inspector? General really it's wrong weeks later. The president moved to replace her to Tom. President trump has the right to remove political appointees now lennick in that role for the next thirty days then he will be replaced by a senior State Department. Official who once served as an advisor to Vice President Mike Pence back when he was the governor of Indiana. Tom Or Rachel. Thank you for that new details tonight in the shooting. Death of a newly obtained text messages raising more questions about the controversial shooting. Here's ABC's Zachary Quiche. Tonight the family of a Motte arbitrary is demanding. Answers and protesters are calling for Justice. New Text messages obtained by ABC News. Show in officer with a Glenn. County Police Department told the owner of this home under construction that his neighbor Gregory McMichael would help if he noticed anything on a surveillance camera gregory and his son Travis are now charged with murder. According to the police report they told officers. They followed our berry in attempted a citizen to rest after seeing him. Leave the construction site in February since late last year. The homeowner surveillance system captured several images of people entering the property. According to the homeowners attorney two months before the shooting a police officer sent him this text. Greg is retired law enforcement and also a retired investigator from the DA's office. He said please call him day or night when you get action on your camera. The homeowner maintains nothing was taken from the side and says he believes are Berry may have stopped to get a drink of water from the working sink. Police made no arrests in the killing for more than two months and tonight one of our berries lawyers telling ABC News. He thinks Ahmad died because he was black. We know there were white people in construction that we see in the video and nobody had a plan to confront and capture them. The only reason they did this apparently because of the color of my skin and lawyer for Gregory McMichael insists. There's more to the store. The truth will reveal that this is not just another act of violent racist. Greg McMichael did not commit murder. President Obama acknowledge our tragic death in America's complicated history with racism in his address to graduate. Saying this kind of injustice. Isn't anything new Tom? The former president weighing in tonight. Alright Zachary thank you now. The Tropical Storm Watch in effect for parts of the North Carolina. Coast a tropical depression forming late today and heavy rain in the south tonight. Storms damaging homes and buildings lightening strike. Look at that possibly blamed for massive fire in Texas. Here's ABC's Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano tonight. Dangerous weather taking on Texas. Lightning strikes in south padre island potentially sparking a massive fire at an apartment complex in neighboring Houston flash flooding more than five inches of rain falling leaving car stranded there in an Oklahoma one. Firefighters home destroyed more. Lightning hit the southern plains. Don't expect it to happen to you. But that does a separate system slamming the east battering New York with wind gusts up to fifty eight miles per hour. This ominous looking mezro cyclone hovering above the Hudson River damaging winds ripping the roof off this apartment building in holyoke Massachusetts falling debris crashing onto the cars below tonight thousands and the state still without power are. Let's get right to rob now with the forecast. Good evening good evening Tom. Clearer weather tonight thankfully for the cleanup efforts here but there are several systems that are not coming together including that tropical depression that you mentioned. It's now off the coast of Florida. There we'll get to the track and a second tornado. Watches up for the for the architects reason and flood watches posted for Chicago and Detroit as that low pressure in the Midwest creates a lot of heavy rain. Several rounds of it tomorrow tomorrow night into Monday morning Chicago and Detroit and then that tropical storm potentially getting to the Carolina coast by by Monday morning. Here's the official track. We've got a tropical storm watch posted and potentially see misting turn out to sea waters way too cold for significant development but it's going to be messy on the east coast. Tom or I will keep our eye on that travel depression. Rob Thank you and there is much more ahead on world news tonight this Saturday. The desperate search the mother missing for nearly a week after going on a bike ride new discovery by investigators and the NFL cornerbacks turning themselves in accused of robbing a party. At gun point the charges. They are now facing and the car going airborne family's backyard pool and update tonight on the driver next tonight to the desperate search for a missing mother vanishing during a bike ride. Here's ABC's Clayton. Sandell tonight clues in a mother's Day mystery. Investigators say forty nine year old. Suzanne more few was reported missing Sunday night after failing to return home from a bike ride near her home in rural Maysville Colorado. We've used well over two hundred personnel in over two thousand man hours have gone into the search. But unfortunately we haven't found Suzanne yet. Investigators say they did find personal items. They believe belong to more few but won't say what question is do. We believe she's still alive. We were certainly hopeful. She is Obviously as time goes by IT GIVES US concern but we're searching as though she's alive and we do believe she should still could still be alive the FBI and state investigators have joined the case. The Sheriff Says No theory has been ruled out and Moore fuse. Husband is cooperating. More fused friends and family now offering a two hundred thousand dollar reward and tell them the sheriff says they're still checking out tips coming in from the public but they still need that one critical clue that might solve this case. Tom Clayton thank you when we come back and dogs help. Stop the spread of the corona virus time now for the index and NFL players charged with armed robbery New York giants De'andre Baker in Seattle seahawks. Quinton dunbar turning themselves into police in Miramar. The quarterbacks are accused of stealing watches and money at gunpoint. A party on Wednesday lawyers for both players. Say They are they have evidence that will exonerate them and the wild car crashed through families back yard to be an. Suv slammed through fence. It happened at a home near Miami. Florida police say the drivers suffered a medical emergency but is expected to be okay and the trials underway to see if dogs can detect Kobe nineteen in humans researchers in the UK now testing if medical detection dogs can spot the virus through a body odor before symptoms appear. The dogs have already been trained to detect certain cancers and other viruses. Finally tonight celebrating. Fred Willard the comedian and actor. Who Left US laughing over decades? Here's ABC's David Ryan. His specialty was the guy trying to hard parents stuff. It seems that our youngest Chris was on something called. Acid was firing a bow and Arrow into a crowd. You know how kids are. That was in anchorman. We're best in show just an idea at the top. I had put the blood on on those Sherlock Holmes and put little pipe in his mouth ever allowed to do anything like that dress up a dog in a funny word in the mockumentary. This is spinal tap fred. Willard was the earnest Air Force officer giving a rock band. Tour of the base is our monthly at ease. Weekend gives us a chance to let down our hair. Although I see you all have a head start. Read Willard stole almost every seem he about ernest and its precise comic. Timing who else could be Phil Dunphy Dad in modern family but I still need the fedora. Pull Up Jack. Ruby and Lee Harvey Oswald careful. Obviously the gun won't be loaded. Pothole Fred. Willard was eighty six David Wright. Abc News New York. He was so funny. Thank you so much for watching. I'm Tom Yomas in New York. I'll see you right back here tomorrow night. There's not a person in America hasn't been impacted in some way by the corona virus pandemic but at every community. There are pockets of people who suiting up every day. Last seventy strich drive off a better produce one of our tenants. These are America's essential workers. The people who are keeping a world moving. I've turned into a home school mom and now a new from ABC News. 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Full Episode: Saturday, March 14, 2020
"Tonight breaking news the US travel ban expanding the US now including the UK and Ireland in sweeping travel restrictions from Europe. Plus the president now recommending Americans not fly even domestically also breaking tonight president trump saying today. He has been tested for the virus and answering questions about his own temperature members of his cabinet. Now be monitored as well the death toll from the virus rising in the US as the number of cases here surges past two thousand the rush tonight to get more. Americans tested with drive thru centers popping up around the country and the new restrictions for nursing homes to protect the country's most vulnerable residents mounting concerns after the president and vice president announced. Google was launching a corona virus testing website implying a large scale operation but the company. Now pushing back on those claims saying the site is in its early stages currently only rolling out in one state the headline just in Europe's new hot zone Spain set to go in virtual lockdown as cases there spike towards six thousand more than fifteen hundred new cases in a single day with the virus continuing to take a devastating toll on Italy. The big question tonight. Our hospitals in the US prepared to fight this global pandemic the stunning admission from a doctor on the front lines. And the show must go on the Broadway star recruiting young voices to help spread hope to a world on edge for US. This is ABC news tonight. Good evening thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin to that with many breaking developments in the worldwide corona virus emergency president trump extending the travel ban with Europe now including the UK and Ireland the World Health Organization calling Europe the center of the pandemic while here at home. New York State reporting it's first fatalities drive-thru testing getting underway there in north of New York City in New Rochelle Catholic masses canceled throughout the archdiocese of New York tomorrow and President trump surrounded by top advisors at the White House Today. Revealing he has taken to. Cova nineteen test and is awaiting results saying his temperature check was quote totally normal shoppers continuing to stock up emptying shelves in some stores like this. New Jersey Walmart and apple stores around the world closing for now except for China. Which at first was the heart of the contagion but Chinese officials now reporting a steep decline in cases a lot to get to tonight and ABC's Motoko Abby starts us off tonight the trump administration's thirty day European travel ban growing wider to include the UK and Ireland amid the corona virus pandemic. The president has made a decision to spend all travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland effective midnight. Monday night Vice President Mike Pence adding that American citizens and legal. Us residents in countries affected by the ban will still be able to return home through thirteen designated us. Airports for screening. But those Americans are being encouraged to return home and self quarantine for fourteen days. The expansion of the thirty day restriction comes as Cova Nineteen has infected more than eleven hundred in Britain and claimed more than twenty lives and with Major. Us airlines cutting many flights to Europe. Americans like Scotty or have been rushing to return stateside and overall is just a very chaotic situation. But I am glad to be in my home in America now safe here in the US airlines like United Delta American also cutting domestic flights due to a decline in demand president trump today with a stunning statement telling Americans to only travel domestically if necessary. If you don't have to travel I would do if you don't have to travel. We want this thing to end all right. Mona join us now. Live from Reagan National Airport in Washington the TSA now relaxing one of those nine eleven air travel restrictions. Aware people are with hand sanitizer. That's right Tom. Tsa At least temporarily is allowing travelers to take up to twelve ounces of hand sanitizer with them through airport security. Tom All right. Mona Kosar Abdi leading US off tonight. Mona thank you. After days of saying he didn't need to test. Despite potential exposure today president trump revealed he has been tested and is awaiting his results after he declared that national emergency. The House voting overnight to approve a massive aid bill providing enhanced unemployment benefits and free virus testing with the Senate taking it up on Monday. Abc's Trevor All with more precautions tonight at the White House today president trump stepping before the podium to tell the American people he's been tested for the novel Corona Virus. I decided I should based on the press conference yesterday. People were asking that I take the test. Whatever it takes a day or two days whatever whatever it is they send it to a lab for days. The president had been saying. He didn't need one even after concerns. He'd been personally exposed to the virus. I don't think it's a big deal I would do. I don't feel that any reason I feel extremely good. Let's put it this way. I'm not considered. Are you being selfish by not getting tested and potentially going to be tested? Are you going to be most likely overnight? His personal physician releasing a letter saying test for the virus was not currently indicated as he said. The president was low risk despite coming into contact with several Brazilian officials who have since tested positive including communications chief. Fabio one garden seen here next to the president. The Brazilian delegation also met with Miami Mayor Francis Juarez and he too is now infected. And Brazil's President John Bolsonaro. We'll be tested for the virus for a second time on Friday. Thank you very much though. With officials urging social distancing the president's also drawing criticism seemingly disregarding advice from his own agencies shaking hands after hand Friday in the Rose Garden for. Why are you shaking hand circus? Because it almost becomes a habit people come up to me. They shake hands. They put their hand out. It's sort of natural reflex. Shaking hands is not a great thing to be doing right now. I agree today. The White House unveiling new measures to limit the threat of exposure inside the West wing facing members of the media getting their temperatures taken before entering the briefing room. The vice president's office saying one journalist was denied entry because his temperature was too high when asked if the Corona Virus Task Force assembled at the same podium as the president and Vice. President were also being checked. They all nodded. I hit my temperature. Check to even the president telling us as he left the room temperature. Trevor all joins us now from the White House and Trevor. You were in the briefing room. There and the vice president said he had not been tested for the virus. This is the second time in two days. He and the president have appeared next to each other. What's being done or are they ignoring the social distancing recommendations well Tom? Abc News has obtained an email sent by vice president pence this afternoon to the entire White House staff urging them to avoid physical contact it says the CDC recommends home quarantine for anyone who's had prolonged exposure but it does specifically say that doesn't apply to handshakes and photographs and Tom. President trump says it will still likely be a day or two more before he gets his test results back Tom. Alright Trevor. All with all those new developments from the White House Tonight Trevor. Thank you next to the scramble for information and testing for the sick so many people taking officials warning seriously and hunkering down now at home hoping to stop the spiral of cases New York State reporting. It's first two fatalities here's ABC's Diane Macedo Tonight. New York is reporting. It's first to corona virus deaths as Kovic one thousand nine hundred spreads across the country. Mayor Bill De Blasios confirms an eighty two year. Old Woman died after being admitted to the hospital last week in critical condition she was also battling advanced emphysema. It's unknown how she got Cova. Nineteen and another sixty five year old victim with underlying health issues died in Rockland County. We're going into a full crisis footing. This as a wartime dynamic. New York State is now reporting the most cases in the country. Five hundred twenty four. This is a virus that does not threaten all segments of our society equally. This map shows what nationwide cases looked like just two weeks ago at the time the virus was confirmed in just nine states and the first death had just been announced in Washington tonight. Forty nine states are confirming cases plus the District of Columbia with more than fifty deaths. Nationwide West Virginia is now the only state with no reported cases of cove in nineteen the common complaint lack of thorough testing. We don't feel like we have enough tests. I don't think anybody feels like they have to test right now. Local governments are trying to catch up with drive thru testing sites in San Francisco. Seattle Denver Birmingham all the way to new Rochelle New York where residents with symptoms have to call a hotline to schedule a test. Each city has a different protocol. Meanwhile the president is promising. A website to help streamline the testing process but tonight questions are mounting about that. This is nationwide at least forty. Six thousand schools have closed keeping some twenty six million students at home for the first time ever apple is closing all of its stores. Worldwide with the exception of China for two weeks and tonight retailers say. They're working with suppliers to keep up with heavy demand for cleaning supplies. Toilet paper and hand sanitizer. We're still replenishing and shipping it but as soon as it hits the stores it's going all right. Diane Macedo joins us now live from Time Square and dying? We are just getting some breaking news and as you were reporting there about an outbreak not too far from Times Square and nearby New Jersey. That's right Tom. New Jersey is reporting eighteen cases. The mayor there is no asking people to quarantine there and not leave their homes unless absolutely necessary. He says he believes people may have been walking around with cases for four weeks now so again. Tina Tech Teaneck New Jersey rather asking residents there to self quarantine using language that this is now ground zero for this virus. Tom Diane Macedo with that breaking news just in tonight. All Right Diane. Thank you next to the president's claim that Google is launching a corona virus testing website. But tonight the check here's ABC's Rachel Scott. Are Tonight mounting questions about the program? The president promised the American people. It's going to be very quickly done unlike websites of the past to determine whether a test is warranted and to facilitate testing at a nearby convenient location touting. Google's work on a website with easy access to corona virus testing information. Google has one thousand seven hundred engineers working on this right now if tremendous progress and it wasn't just the President Dr Deborah Burks of his Corona virus taskforce holding this chart to explain how it would work where clients and patients and people love. Interest can go fill out a screening questionnaire the vice president jumping into and then the same website. You'll be directed to one of these. Incredible companies are going to give a little bit of their parking lot so that people can come by and do a drive by test but about a half hour. After the president's event concluded Google tweeting. This statement on behalf of their sister company verily their website as of right now is in the early stages of development and that it plans to roll testing out in the bay area with the hope of expanding. More broadly over time. Today the vice president was pressed for an explanation for the discrepancy about the website. Google's we're working literally around the clock and I know that our whole team working on his public and private partnership couldn't be more grateful to all of the hardworking people that Google that are helping to put this website together but tomorrow five o'clock we'll have very specific very specific Description tomorrow all right. Rachel Scott joins US now from Washington. Rachel Vice President when asked repeated that more information about this website will be announced tomorrow at five PM. Exactly Tom but again. The website says that it's an early stages of development at least according to the company behind it now Vice President Mike Pence that there were plans to launch a version of this site in the northern California area on Monday. But as a more detailed timeline of a possible national rollout. He says that will come tomorrow evening. Tom All right Rachel. Thank you in this program. Note tomorrow morning on this week. Giancarl goes one on one with infectious disease expert. Dr Anthony FAUCI and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and overseas to Europe. Now where cases of cove in one thousand nine have been so rapidly expanding the major announcement today from Spain heavy restrictions on movement for forty six billion people effective immediately plus new measures in France Germany. And of course hard hit Italy million staying home in hopes of writing this out. Here's ABC's Julia McFarland tonight. A new hot zone in Europe Spain announcing a nationwide lockdown oft already declaring a state of emergency authorities saying any movement by residents needs to be justified. They're only allowed to leave their homes under limited circumstances to do things like buy food to the pharmacy or the hospital. More than five thousand seven hundred infected with cove in nineteen already phys dot number could soon reach ten thousand in just a few weeks. The outbreaks epicenter swinging from China to Europe with devastating effect in Italy alone. Cova nineteen claiming. One hundred and seventy-five lives in the last twenty four hours north of Milan. This Bergamo newspapers Friday obituary section larger than normal ten pages long in Rome lockdown residents gathering on their balconies applauding the efforts of medical workers. More than five hundred people recovering from the virus across the country in the last day and in France the prime minister announcing that non essential public places will be closed including restaurants cafes cinemas until further notice and those strict restrictions in France now being replicated in Germany. Julia exactly. It's home tonight. The Berlin Senate decided to ban all events and public gatherings of fifty people or more bauza casinos cinemas museums concerts and similar businesses. They're all going to be close to the public. Restaurants may stay open but only if the tables are at least one and a half meters apart that serious about stopping this virus in. Its tracks. Tom Julia McFarland from London tonight. Juliette thank you next back here at home to a focal point of so many concerns tonight elderly Americans especially those living in nursing homes the stark measures to keep them safe and the big warriors tonight. Here's ABC's Marcy Gonzales. Tonight in that Washington State Nursing Home. We're more than two. Dozen residents have already died amid the corona virus crisis. Several people are still waiting for test. Results families on edge as the National Corona Virus Task Force Announces New Measures to protect the elderly in facilities across the country. Nursing homes should restrict all visitors effective immediately and that includes all non essential personnel on. There are some exceptions for end of life. In addition to that visitation ban all group activities including communal dining at nursing homes now cancelled and healthcare. Workers are now being actively screened actions. Charlie Campbell hopes will help other patients like his father Eugene. The eighty nine year old was among the residents who contracted covert nineteen at the life. Care Center in Kirkland Washington because of his age that It was pretty much a death sentence but a week and a half later. He showing positive signs of recovery. Pretty good chance that you'll survive. Doctors are cautiously optimistic today. The Nation's top infections specialist Dr Anthony Fao g offering some optimism for healthy seniors stressing that without any underlying conditions. The risk of infection is significantly. Less Tom Marci Gonzales for US tonight. Marcy thank you and be sure to tune into our ABC News special on Monday night. Twenty Dame pandemic what you need to know beginning right here at ten o'clock eastern back now with report from the front lines in the fight against the corona virus reports are coming in warning. That hospitals are about to be overwhelmed. So let's bring in Dr Todd Elwin from Newton Massachusetts. That's in the Boston area. He's director of Infectious Diseases at South Shore. Health Dr Ellen first off. Thank you for joining us. I know you're incredibly busy. Take us into the ERS. What are you seeing right now? Thanks time so basically what we're seeing in our emergency departments and in the hospital is we're seeing record breaking numbers of patients coming in with flu like illness and pneumonias and this is something that we usually don't see when we're in mid March as we typically see the end of the flu season and we're now seeing unprecedented numbers of flu like illness and ammonia Dr. tonight there's been a lot of back and forth about a nationwide website that people can log onto to basically figure out where they can go to these drive through testing locations in their areas. It's not up and running yet. Can you talk to us? About how important is to get this site. Created and activated. Well I think the testing is really everything right now because we have to figure out which patients have the cove in nineteen in which patients. Don't why because we have to isolate those patients to make sure they don't spread the virus from one person to another to so to have websites or to have really centers around that are able to test both in the ambulatory setting and in the hospital setting that's critical so we can diagnose isolate and then figure out you know the close contacts to the index of other news in the severe storms slamming West Texas video capturing the thunderstorms sweeping through the area bringing dangerous lightning and a reported tornado storm destroying an RV part in Reeves County. Three people were injured and the warning from the Pentagon tonight after a second rocket attack on a base housing. Us troops in Iraq. Three Americans were wounded in the attack north of Baghdad. It comes days after a rocket attack on the same base killed two. Us troops a Pentagon spokesman tonight repeating comments from the defense secretary saying you cannot attack American servicemembers and get away with it. Finally tonight a positive note amid the corona virus outbreak the young performers impacted by the virus. Letting US know the show must go on for many famous Broadway stars like Tony Winner. Laura Ben Auntie high school productions were unforgettable experience so when the corona virus shutdown high schools and their musicals she understood the disappointment posting this casting. Call on twitter. If you would like to sing a song that you are not going to get sing now and tag me I wanna see you. I want to hear it. The Post going viral response is coming from high school students across the country. That's contagious Sankoh. From New Jersey singing waiting for life from once on this island she already has more than two hundred thousand views and counting and take a listen to Matilda from Columbia High School in New Jersey. Some incredible voices. Thanks so much for watching. I'm Tom Yomas New York Jimmy and this week in the morning. I'll see you tomorrow night. 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Full Episode: Saturday, February 23, 2019
"Are you hiring with indeed you can post job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash David m that's indeed dot com slash David m. Tonight. Breaking news, the air disaster. A cargo plane going down witnesses seen the massive jetliner. Crashing knows. I the debris field scattered over a bay near Houston three people on board. And officials don't believe anyone could have survived the wreckage appearing to show the aircraft was a cargo plane for Amazon also breaking tonight, our Embi star R Kelly behind bars on sex abuse charges turning himself into police investigators saying some of his victims are teenage girls possibly as young as fourteen the escalating prices the new chaos in Venezuela. As humanitarian aid is blocked from entering the country. The military clashing with citizens looking for food and medical supplies and as parts of his country. Burn Venezuelan leader, nNcholas Maduro dances. On state TV the brutal blast blizzard conditions flooding and dangerous. High winds for tornado watch across. States more than one hundred fifty million Americans in the path. Sam champion tracking. It all rushing. The winners. The new ninety second rule at the Oscars. Why some stars may have to switch their stilettos for sneakers swimming seen it CBC news tonight and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas. And we begin tonight with the breaking news as we come on the air an Amazon cargo jet crashing in Texas. The devastating images just coming in that Boeing seven sixty seven going down in trinity bay east of Houston on approach to the airport at least three people were on board. And the search is underway for survivors. You can see what appears to be part of the Amazon logo right there. The FAA says it issued an alert after losing radar and radio contact with that jetliner thirty miles from the tarmac. Witnesses capturing on video would appears to be that plane on the horizon over the water just before it crashed rescue teams now. ABC senior transportation. Correspondent David curly. Starts us off debris on the waters in a bay. Just off the Gulf of Mexico tonight, highlighting the mystery of jet that disappeared off radar frowns, hindsight, muster so wall, share stress. Plus eleven flaws Souvaltzi's heavy solely sensitive snow outset. Contest for the question. Why did the Boeing seven six seven a reliable wide body? Jetliner crash into the bay short of Houston, searchers funding pieces no longer than fifty feet. Witnesses telling thirties the jet hit the water knows. I it. Looks like total devastation from the aircraft part. We will probably be out here for weeks. There was a crew of three aboard the seven six seven is owned by atlas air, which does fly for Amazon prime. It was nearing the end of a flight from Miami to Houston the question tonight. Why as it was descending from thirty four thousand feet. Did it keep on losing altitude just thirty miles short of the Houston airport. The airplane checked in at seventeen thousand feet with air traffic controllers. No mention of a mayday. There was some weather in the seven six seven very reliable airplane. Only a dozen and a half seven six sevens have been law. Lost in the past. The NTSB is launching a team to investigate this unusual crash. All right. David curly joins us now from Reagan national airport and David this just in we're hearing late word from Amazon tonight. Yes. Just a few moments ago, the company putting out a statement saying, quote, our thoughts and prayers are with the flight crew their families and friends along with the entire team at atlas air and say they're supporting the investigation into why this seven six seven went down, Tom David curly with that. Breaking news at a Texas. David. Thank you next to the stunning developments in Chicago courtroom r and b star Kelly jailed, the judge setting bond at one million dollars the singer turning himself into police last night. You see him there on charges? He sexually abused. Four. Young women in kidding three miners. These allegations dating back as far as nineteen ninety eight. The judge ordering Kelly to have no contact with his alleged victims or anyone under age ABC's. Linsey Davis takes us inside that courtroom. Embattled Rb singer R Kelly hounded by reporters as emerged from Chicago recording studio overnight to turn himself into thirties, but he Kelly arrested and handcuffed charged with sexually abusing four young women. The singer appearing before a judge today on ten counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault. The prosecutor's office saying they have DNA evidence. And also what they call an incriminating sex tape of Kelly as they described the alleged incidents in graphic detail. Kelly stood without reaction. The victim Robert Kelly on her fixed teen birthday authorities say three of those alleged victims were between the ages of thirteen and seventeen when the incidents reportedly took place between nineteen ninety eight and two thousand ten the judge called the allegations against Kelly. Disturbing and ordered him held on one million dollars bond. Kelly was ordered to turn over his passport and not have any contact with the alleged victims or anyone eighteen years old or younger inside the courtroom Kelly's two current. Girlfriends as real Clary and Joycelyn savage who their parents both described as brainwashed hostages as rails. Parents sat just feet away from their daughter unable to get her to acknowledge them any reaction from the Cleris as far as seeing their daughter inside the courtroom today and attempting to contact her what could very emotional moment for them. They brought those two young ladies here today for the cameras. They brought them here in an effort to send the message that all is well with Robert Kelly and there's nothing untoward about his conduct. Our kelley's. Attorney vehemently denies the allegations against him will serve fighting the chargers while arguing for bond for Kelly and attempted humor from Kelley's attorney who told the judge he wasn't a flight risk because quote, contrary to the song he doesn't like to fly likely a bizarre moment right there in court and Lindsay Davis joins us. Now. She was also in that courtroom. Lindsey our Kelly's when three Grammys so many hit songs, and he wasn't able to post his bond what his lawyer. Saint tonight. Yeah. His lawyer told the judge in court today that Kelly's finances are a mess that he currently doesn't have any income coming in from tours or royalties unrelated to this heels more than one hundred sixty thousand dollars in back child. Support payments is due back in court on Monday, Tom or Kelly remaining behind bars tonight. Right Lindsey, thank you. And we want to turn out of the weather. Major winter storm on the move tornado watches across several states plus blizzard conditions in western Kansas. Look at that washed out roads in Knoxville, Tennessee, people stuck in a van had to be rescued by wraps and a Mississippi church. Deep in high water are Sam champion with the latest tonight more than one hundred and fifty million people in the path of a major winter storm targeting the eastern two-thirds of the nation. Whiteout conditions in western Kansas, causing accidents and shutting down roadways. Wind gusts topping forty five miles per hour. Whipping up snow making it impossible to see the same system. Soaking Tennessee Nashville saying it's wettest February on record over a foot of rain falling there so far this month. In Knoxville up to four inches of rain and several high water rescues like this one first responders using a raft to bring be stranded. Motorists to safety even this fire truck washed off the road during a rescue mission near Chattanooga, the downpours triggering mudslides. This subway restaurant crushed when the surrounding hillside gave way. Similar concerns in eastern Kentucky after relentless rain a landslide, sending tumbling rocks and earth crushing this truck. This is the worst that I've seen for as the ground saturation. Meanwhile, northern Mississippi flooding as far as the I can see many buildings like the inside of this church. Resembling a swimming pool. Water all the way up to the door nods. All right. Let's get right to Sam champion. He joins us. Now live on set at Sam you were just telling me it's going to get worse tonight. And there's more tornadoes out there. Yeah. We've just had to reported tornadoes in Mississippi, Tom, and there's real trouble for a lot of people tonight's let's get to the boards and show everybody the tornado watch and the flooding continues in the southern areas and look at this blizzard conditions. They're going from Kansas all the way into Minnesota. We've got about three inches now are falling in Omaha right now. Let's put this in motion now because I want to show you what happens tomorrow and even on Monday as the low takes the snow into the Great Lakes and the rain into New England. The bigger problem here. Tom will be win the moisture leaves because Sunday night into Monday, we're setting up a very strong wind. Situation with win watches now from Philly New York and Boston that's on Monday morning after the moisture is gone. Okay. We'll stay track. These storms through the week. Sam thank you. We turn out to the other big story. We're following tonight. The deepening crisis in Venezuela troops firing tear gas on demonstrators. New clashes as President Nicolas model refuses to allow humanitarian aid from the United States tonight. Breaking off diplomatic ties with Colombia and Colombian officials reportedly sixty Venezuelan troops have defected now, including a leading army major Saint he stands with interim president one zero here's ABC's. Julia McFarland tonight. Venezuela and chaos violence erupting on the borders. The national God firing tear-gas on protesters'. Civilians racing to save trucks will aid crossing from Columbia, catching fire. Look how it's burning. This woman said keyboard across things shut down. Actually, the along the border with Brazil of eight leaving at least one person dead. Demonstrators trying to hit us bridge moving lodge metal Farias. Suddenly members of the military. Switching sides one raising his wife live his head and surrender. It's been one month since one day to clad himself. Interim president he's recognized by the United States and fifty other countries in buffalo. Today. Go I do calling on the military to be as he puts it on the right side of history. A major event is Waylon army joining Guido saying to Chisholm, and I am in this struggle with the people of Venezuela. Massive crowds gathering in the capital Caracas in support of Maduro who still controls the military and the country the defiantly cutting diplomatic ties with Colombia Danzig on state TV I will never submit. I will never surrender. He said the United States is watching events in Venezuela, very closely national security adviser John Bolton canceling a trip to South Korea in order to concentrate on the political crisis. And today, the president tweeting that the people that were ready to reclaim that country and the future, Tom truly. Thank you. Let's turn politics. Now. The high stakes hearing set for next week on Capitol Hill, President Trump's longtime fixture and personal lawyer expected to pull back the curtain on some of the president's business dealings, even as the president makes his own headlines overseas, here's ABC White House. Correspondent Tara Palmeri tonight. The president's former fixer Michael Cohen giving new information to investigators about Donald Trump ABC news confirming a new. New York Times report that Cohen has told prosecutors about insurance issues within the Trump organization for swim. Nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump has been cooperating with the southern district of New York since before he was sentenced to three years in prison for crimes, including campaign finance violations for arranging hush payments during the two thousand sixteen campaign to two women claiming to have had affairs with Trump. The president has denied those claims Cohen who worked for Trump for over a decade wants to reduce his prison sentence. I've done with the lying. I'm done being loyal to President Trump this coming Wednesday Coen's back on the stand testifying publicly for the first time before congress about his relationship with the president. Michael Cohen his testimony now. Lawyer client, but you know, he's taken his own chances tonight special counsel, Robert Muller's office filing, a massive eight hundred page sentencing memo for the presence former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, claiming he repeatedly and brazenly broke the law for over a decade, even while on bail the memo does not recommend a specific sentence. But said Manta presents many, aggravating sentencing factors and no warranted. Mitigating factors. The president confident Muller's final report will clear him the nice. There was no collusion. There was no obstruction those know anything. So I look forward to seeing the report if it's an honest report, it will say that. All right. Tara Palmer joins us now from the White House and Tara I want to go back to Paul Manafort. There are reports that additional charges may be filed against Manafort charges. Not even a possible presidential pardon could save him from. If he was convicted Tom, President, Trump has repeatedly expressed sympathy for Paul Manafort. And now, the New York Times reporting that the Manhattan District Attorney. Is filing additional criminal charges against Manafort to ensure that he faces some jail time. Unlike federal crimes, stay crimes can't be pardoned. By the president, Tom terific you in this programming note. Much more Michael Cohen upcoming testimony tomorrow on this week guests include house Intel chair, Adam Schiff, a North Korea confirming tonight that Kim Jong UN is making his way to Hanoi by train. We have the new images tonight, his armored railcar spotted in China on that bridge and route to Vietnam he's heading towards that historic. Second round of summit talks with President Trump back here at home Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots accusing sex for hire bust in Florida. What we're just learning about the case tonight and the role undercover cameras may have played. Here's ABC's Acura cash tonight. New details emerging police say that used hidden cameras to record craft soliciting prostitution on two occasions. Does the video contained Mr. crap inside receiving the alleged ex the answer to that is. Yes, police say more than two hundred men were caught. In this thing. Billionaire equity firm owner, John Childs has also been charged with solicitation, authorities say more coming leading to questions about whether any other prominent names will be included our concern in this investigation centers around our possibility of victims of of human trafficking. This six month investigation includes charges spa owners brought women from China as sex workers putting them in poor conditions at orchids of Asia day spa. The seventy seven year old one of the most influential owners, the NFL combating the solicite Shen charges saying through a spokesperson we categorically deny that Mr. craft engaged in any illegal activity. The league says they're monitoring the situation, but some kind of discipline is within their discretion in arrest warrant could come as early as Monday, Tom Zachary. Thank you, and there is much more ahead on world news tonight, this Saturday infernal on the highway the tanker truck carrying thousands of gallons of fuel flipping over spilling diesel what happened behind the wheel that may have caused this crash. Also, cut him surveillance, the jailhouse nurses, sear their violently grabbing inmate, and what may have prompted his attack and Hollywood gearing up for its biggest night and the new rule. You haven't heard about why this year's Austin winners may have to sprint in the stage with us. Are you hiring with indeed you can post a job in minutes set up screener questions than zero in on your shortlist of qualified candidates using an online dashboard get started today at indeed dot com slash David m that's indeed dot com slash David m. Back now with the Oscars in a new rule that could cause some trouble imagine winning Academy Award getting from your seat to the stage and delivering your speech all in under ninety seconds. Here's ABC's Marci Gonzales with the Oscars countdown tonight, the red carpet rolled out and the curtain ready to rise on one of the most unpredictable Oscars ever the Academy Awards set to go on without a host for the first time in three decades, we want to create something that people want to just keep watching and go, oh, I didn't expect that to happen. And this year the winners in all twenty four categories will each have just ninety seconds to get from their seat to the end of their acceptance speech as the producers tried to keep Hollywood's biggest night to just three hours Queen and Adam Lambert expected to open the show as the movie Bikinian rhapsody advised for five of the award. Including best picture also in that category. A star is born. Dan's off, the deep end with excitement to see lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed the hit song shallow from that blockbuster. But I you can see they are still working to get everything ready before the stars make their way here to the red carpet Morrow night. Tom sue, thank you, and you can watch the Oscars beginning at eight PM tomorrow right here on ABC time now for index in two deadly plane crashes happening within minutes of each other in Mansfield, Massachusetts. A single engine says no crashing on the tarmac catching fire and killing both people on board and in central Florida, twin engined seaplane plunging straight through the roof and into one of the bedrooms inside of this home leaking fuel, but get this pinning a seventeen year old girl against the wall incredibly she survived and her family was able to get out. One of the pilots though was killed Russell following that major highway inferno outside of Salt Lake City, Utah a tanker truck. Hauling eight thousand gallons of fuel struck on the interstate by swerving car the tanker flipping over and bursting into flames spilling fuel in the highway and shutting down. Traffic for hours both drivers from taken to the hospital for their injuries trooper Saint drowsy driving may have caused that crash and violent attack on a jailhouse nursing Cleveland, Ohio newly released surveillance shows an inmate grabbing that nurse around the head and the neck you see it there. Officers jumping into help prisoners running back to their cells the nurse saying that inmate was mad because she wouldn't prescribe him sleeping pills and overseas in northeast China, the dramatic rescue con camera a woman dangling from the ledge of a high rise apartment building holding on for dear life smoke and flames point from that eighth floor window firefighters rushed into that place. Pulling her to safety improper use of an electric here who said to spark that fire tonight that woman is in stable condition. Finally tonight America strong when her twins arrived seven weeks ahead of schedule. She had no idea. What else would be early into Pika? Kansas new mom, Cindy Cooper, gut to surprises. Okay. Maybe three first surprise number one and two twin girls who came early. And then surprise number three. Her husband skyler, a staff sergeant in the US army serving our country overseas in Kuwait staff sergeant Cooper was supposed to come home this spring but his commanders, but that was too late showed up and said that found a way to get me home for the birth of my girls and get my bags back is getting on a plane that night, I not expecting him back. I felt immediate relief or any walk through the doors at since we're on the topic of surprises. Here's one more at home opening the door staff. Sergeant Cooper hugging. His three year old son Laden. Hey. Then his two year old son Corby, even the family dog getting in on the action a growing military family finally reunited, sharing the best gift of all each other. And we think the Cooper family for their service and for sharing that story. And we thank you for watching. I'm Tom yomas New York Jiemin this week in the morning, and I'll see you right back here. Tomorrow night have a great evening. Good night. 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Full Episode: Sunday, May 5, 2019
"Hi, I'm Brad milkey from ABC news and want to tell you about another podcast that I host called start here. It's every weekday morning and in twenty minutes, we will get you teed up for the stories. Driving your day with context from experts with on the ground access, so start smart and subscribe to start here. Get cashback anytime anywhere in the rackets inap- racket in is a free member base. Loyalty program that lets you earn up to forty percent cashback on shopping it over twenty five hundred stores simply shop online, and you'll earn a percentage of every purchase you make every three months. Members will be paid in the form of a check or the pay pal. Sign up today at racketeer dot com. That's our AK U T E N dot com. Tonight. The breaking news, the fiery crash landing at a busy international airport. The jets hitting the tarmac then erupting into an inferno. Dozens killed the desperate rush to get out alive. Several still missing also a second emergency on the runway new images of the charter flight that skidded into the water in Florida survivors, balancing, all the wings in the rain and the grim news about pets on board. Plus the death toll rising after that factory explosion near Chicago. The building too dangerous to be searched race for twenty twenty the Democratic Front runners campaigning hard in early. Primary states Senator Bernie Sanders telling us the key issues that separate him from Joe Biden and that ugly moment at one rally that is uniting to candidates kidnapping mystery. The amber alert for the missing five year old her stepfather telling police he was attacked and knocked out and when he woke up. Up the little girl was gone and the derby uproar the finish. And then the historic reversal the first horse over the line stripped of the title because of a foul will show you frame by frame. What happened eating sees? This is ABC news tonight and good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Sunday. I'm Tom yomas. And we begin with two different era accidents on opposite sides of the globe. New images of the rescue of a military charter flight in Florida in a moment. But first the horrifying images of a passenger jet. Inflames look at that making an emergency landing at the busy international airport in Moscow. The flame seemed just outside the window captured from inside the burning plane by a passenger and other passengers rushing down emergency slides than running away. There were seventy eight people on board or than half of them have died the Russian-Made plane had just taken off from that very same airport when the pilot declared an emergency anti. Investigators are looking for answers ABC's. Julia McFarland starts us off tonight. These horrifying images of a commercial passenger jet carrying nearly eighty people engulfed in flames as it barrels down a Moscow runway on look his capturing these shocking images columns of black smoke rising from the aircraft this surveillance video showing the plane appearing to bounce as it tries to land then catching fire passengers leaping from the front of the Bunning across onto an inflatable slide. Staggering as they made their way to safety the problem in this crash was that the back end of the airplane was on fire. And so the scape shoots the escape doors in the back of the airplane were not usable the era flawed Sukhoi superjet one hundred took off from Moscow heading for the northern city of Mamani when according to the airline. It was forced to turn back due to technical reasons. The plane attempting an emergency landing at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Seventy-three passengers on five crew on board the aircraft, which is may. Made in Russian flown almost exclusively in Russia has a very poor safety record in a very poor reliability record tonight at least forty one believed to be dead including two children. Julia McFarland joins us live. Julia the images and the news just Jeb dating from this accident and Russian authorities now launching a criminal investigation, Tom. That's right tonight. The Russian Prime Minister has ordered a criminal investigation into wall caused this plane's accent. Meanwhile, dozens of passengers remain at the port that currently receiving psychological and medical attention from emergency services that Tom no doubt, they will need both of those. All right. Julia. Thank you and out of the other era accident that military charter flight that skidded off the runway in Jacksonville, Florida, the plane landing in the river, the fuselage cracking open and tonight new video showing passengers see them. They're standing on the wing waiting to be rescued in the rain with lightning in the air. Crews are now trying to lift the plane to recover. The cockpit voice recorder ABC's, Victor oquendo is. On the scene. Jacksonville again tonight. Tonight. The stunning images. Hus- injures standing on the wings in the middle of a storm. Waiting to be rescued from that plane that overran a Jacksonville runway sliding into a river. It just seems like America seemed surreal I keep replaying. The the bang the sound the crushing down the collision in my head and just being out until that wing and seeing that we're surrounded by water, which is something that freaked me out. We're now learning the aircraft carrying one hundred and forty-three people took on water when it made the terrifying landing Friday night. It's pretty chaotic people were head were bouncing around the head thrown around quite a bit. Some unfortunate people had forgot to secure their seatbelts. So they were flying over the seats in front of them those on board. Tell us the top of the plane cracked on impact passenger door wing Silva recording these images as he was being rescued. We got women and children first on the wrath, and what the rat was the paramedic, go direct ashore. And then we did that about maybe three times twenty two people were sent to hospitals but miraculously everyone survived sadly, the pets on board or feared dead. Said the base commander said divers were in the water today. Trying to retrieve them from the cargo hold the Boeing seven thirty-seven was tortured by the department of defense carrying military and civilians from cantata Moby Cuba to the naval air station. Jacksonville. NTSB investigators back on the scene Sunday trying to determine a cause seen here. Examining the ground marks made by the landing gear. Weather is being looked at as a possible contributing factor and Victor joins us again tonight from a boat on the Saint John's river, we can see the plane bear in the distance investigators making progress today already retrieving the flight data recorder. But the cockpit voice reporter is still in the plane. That's right, Tom, and it's a critical piece of evidence. It's located in the tail of the plane as you take a look behind me, you can actually see some investigators on the wing right now. But the tail of the plane is still underwater, and they can't get to it until the plane is removed, and they're still looking at options on how to do that Tom Victor oquendo on the water again for us tonight right at the scene of the accident. Victor thank you next to the painful, wait for the family of a worker missing. After a factory explosion outside of Chicago. The explosion caught on surveillance video you see it there. The shell of the building so dangerous. They're having trouble searching inside three people are now confirmed dead and officials just reporting some of them died trying to save others ABC's Acura quiche with the investigation. Tonight officials are trying to uncover the cause of that deadly chemical. Explosion. But the area is still too dangerous. Officials say tonight that one person has died in the hospital they have removed another body from the building. And a second body has been located. They're still searching for one more person. That's unaccounted for. Surveillance cameras caught the explosion in that trembling aftershock the blast bent still beams and blew out, doors and windows of businesses blocks away blue in all the windows on the front of our building and all along the side of the buildings, but it even blew in all our garage doors and there. Workers could be seen beginning the long cleanup. It happened around nine thirty Friday night, the blast igniting massive fireballs shooting into the sky. The death toll at the Joaquin Illinois silicon plant could have been worse a cleaning crew had just left the individuals at Parast in this incident. Worked just trying to say they actually saved the lives of the colour. Tom the blast could be felt twenty miles away. Officials say they've worked through about half of that building. But are still waiting for special equipment? They need to get the job done. Tom. Just too dangerous to search inside. All right Zachary. Thank you next to politics. The race for twenty twenty is heating up tonight. The two Democratic Front runners campaigning hard in early. Primary states Senator Bernie Sanders telling us the key issues that separate him from former vice president Joe Biden who jumped in little over a week ago and the ugly moment at one political rally that is uniting to candidates. Here's ABC White House. Correspondent Tara Palmeri tonight. Democrats are campaigning hard in key primary states trying to stand out in a crowded field. Senator Bernie Sanders on a two day swing through Iowa. Making the case to our Jonathan Karl that he's a stronger candidate than Joe Biden. I'm sure you saw Joe Biden say that he is the most progressive candidate in this race. Joe is a good friend of mine and not to attack show. I think if you look at Joe's record, and you look at my record. I don't think there's much question about who's more progressive and then taking a swing at the front runner, but saving most of his firepower for President Trump. We are all going to come together to defeat the most dangerous president in modern American history. And that is Donald Trump. Biden taking that message to South Carolina and extending an olive branch to Republicans saying President Trump doesn't represent their party. We really are at a place where literally our democracy is the steak right now, the former vice president highlighting his years of foreign policy experience, claiming at least fourteen heads of state have contacted him. Since Trump became president, the White House acting chief of staff says Trump isn't feeling threatened. I think he's just the latest flavor of the day. I think you know, next week it'll be somebody else with the Democrats. The mayor of some town was on time magazine yesterday. Former Texas congressman beta war coming to that mayor Pete Buddha. Judges defense after he was heckled by protesters in his home state for being openly gay the hatred directed towards people judge last night was not reflective Representative of my state or of this country. Let's turn to the president. Now, Tara Palmeri joins us from the. White House in Tara. We heard in your piece there that the president isn't threatened by potential twenty twenty opponents. But in Washington he is still trying to manage fallout from the mullahs report now saying he no longer supports the special counsel, Robert Muller testifying before congress. That's right. Tom, President Trump is making a clear tweeting Robert Muller should not testify. Meanwhile, Democrats are putting increasing pressure on special counsel, Robert Muller to appear before congress. We know the House Judiciary committee has reached out to him, and they are still trying to finalize a hearing date. But nothing is set. Tom. Kiro Palmeri for us Tara. Thank you and President Trump's former lawyer and fix Michael Cohen is going to prison tomorrow. He was seen enjoying his last hours of freedom here in Manhattan this weekend. And he's suggesting he will have something to say before going behind bars. Are you going to have a press conference before you leave on Monday? Again, what do you plan to say at the press conference? Cohen is sent to serve three years for tax evasion line to congress and campaign finance crimes involving hush money payments to stormy Daniels on behalf of the president and from overseas. North Korea's state media releasing new images of its latest test launch leader Kim Jong UN observing live fire drills of long range, multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons the move seen as a provocation after talks between the US and North Korea. Stalled after President Trump and Kim met in Hanoi in February next to that stunning reversal at the Kentucky Derby, the undefeated horse maximum security finishing first and declared the winner twenty minutes later stripped of the title judges say he ran in front of other horses the victory going to the longshot country house. So how is this? We never saw a call like that before ABC's Diane Macedo with the answers. It's being called the most controversial Kentucky Derby ever for the first time in the racist. One hundred and forty four year history. The first horse to cross the finish line is not the winner. Second-place finisher country house named derby champion. It all centers on this moment at the end of the final turn watch as the undefeated favorite maximum security shifts to his right coming out of his lane and interfering with a nearby horse maximum securities rear heels, come very close if not actually clipping the front heels of war of will. And so there was clearly interference here if there is any interference that in any way affect the outcome. The offending horse has to be taken down. You can hear Jackie lease. I s mentioned right after the race the young horse. Got scared by the crowd noise, the grown was screaming. And he's a baby, you know, while Sayas was celebrating to other jockeys were filing objections. Arguing the champion horse made a foul and should be disqualified and then the wait for nearly twenty two minutes. The crowd was in suspense, the jockeys on the phone with the judges waiting for information. And then the verdict. History. The horse crossed the line. First has been disqualified the favorite disqualified and replaced by a sixty five to one longshot. But ESPN's berry Abram says the result, isn't that rare. What happens every day in this sport all across the country. Just not in the Kentucky Derby, even maximum securities trainer later alluded to the foul. Could you describe what you just saw as you watch the replay? It looked like he'll came out a little bit on the one horse country house. The first derby champion to win by objection. The owner of maximum security is reportedly planning an appeal and possible legal action. But for now country house is the derby winner and headed to the Preakness. It's unclear if maximum security will run that race as well. Tom an incredible moment in sports, right? Diane. Thank you next to the rough weather stretching from the Gulf up to the northeast this weekend, ominous, clouds and forty five mile per hour. Wind gusts in Marianna, Florida treacherous driving in blinding rain. Your Montgomery Alabama were down trees were tangled up in fallen power lines. And tonight, a new severe weather threat of shaping up for another potentially violent week across the country. ABC senior meteorologist, rob Marciano. Tracking it on rob. It's already coming down where you are. Yeah. This storm just won't quit on. We'll get rid of the next several hours, but it's going to rain heavily until then here it is on the radar scope there center is just off the coast of Atlantic City. This will clear by morning, but wet until then you mentioned the severe weather. We've got several watch boxes up tonight from Oma back to the Oklahoma panhandle into the Rio Grande big hail and big win with this and no rumble through midnight. This sets the stage for the next system. That's gonna come in and set up shop for the entire week much light last week. And this is a classic tornadoes setup. So we'll look for the potential for that across the high plains on Tuesday across the Mississippi valley on Wednesday and the Ohio valley and the Great Lakes on Thursday, so huge wealth and potential damaging storms this week. And on top of that some heavy rain over areas that do not need any more moisture, Tom. Alright, rob. Thank you much. More head hero world news tonight. This Sunday the wild chase caught on dash Cam. The runaway pickup losing control police hauling in thousands of drugs cash and weapons plus the desperate search for missing five year old girl possibly abducted police asking for your help tonight and the intense brush with death for college students in choir. Cotton his fiery highway crash what they did. Right after it happened. Stay with us. Simply safe is award winning home security that knows it feels good to feel secure in your home blizzards blackout burglars. 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Just hours later, here's ABC's MARCY Gonzales, flames, tearing through a tour bus along a California freeway part of a multi vehicle pile up. Rescuers desperately trying to pull people from the wreckage. The driver of this SUV killed on board that bus the world renowned alien choir traveling from oakwood university in Alabama. It was like a nightmare. We were hit so hard. My glasses flew off of my face, some rushing to help as the fire spread to other vehicles. We could air shouts outside. That were trying to open doors of the other vehicle incredibly the eighteenth students in two staff members walking away without serious injuries. Whatever you seen right now is worse and just hours later. Stepping onto the stage in San Francisco, wearing the emotion of what they survived and the only clothing they were left with until tonight this couple donating new suits and shoes. What do you think? Yes. Preparing this resilient group for another perspective filled performance this evening. We take this thing called life for granted. And this has really taught me that that life can be gone in an instant and more donations are coming in for that choir tonight. They are so appreciative of the generosity and how fortunate they are to be okay. One member Tom says the songs they perform have more meaning than ever now. Horrific crash, truly. Alright marcy. Thank you'll time. Now for the index and the amber alert issued for a little girl possibly kidnapped Houston. Police say me Davis is five years old suffering from brain trauma. Her stepfather says she was in the car when he was attacked by two men in route to the airport. He says she was missing when he came to police are asking for the public's help tonight to help solve this case. Also tonight, a wild police chase in South Carolina, just north of Charleston, look at this visuals just releasing this dramatic dash Cam video showing that suspect on the run but losing control of his pickup flipping it over then as an officer approaches with gun drawn the suspect taking off on foot. Police eventually have him saying they ceased tens of thousands of dollars worth of cocaine cash and several guns at Michigan State University some anxious moments at the graduation ceremonies the schools acting president collapsing on stage as students were getting their diplomas rushed to the hospital. University officials calling an incident they say he's now at home with family recovering from that fall. And a sheriff's deputy in Texas may be charged with a crime for this exchange. Houston. Prosecutors determining whether to charge the officer for inviting the sixty one eight a slap then knocking him to the ground in arresting him this all happening outside of an I hop last fall charges against the man had been dropped the deputy reportedly on active duty ever since filing tonight America, strong, the donation by nursing school student Thisiis all about the power of friendship. Here's ABC's every Russia these images of too carefree, childhood friends. Deanna wrecked and walled, Geno. Mayes Japan lived in the neighborhood. And we kind of grew up together, then Jenna moved away. But the two stayed in touch mom limited fast forward more than a decade later to a Facebook post from Diana's family. The now nineteen year old diagnosed with outposts syndrome in stage five kidney failure, desperate to find a donor for a transplant at I twenty one year old Jenna just about to graduate nursing school says she didn't give it too much thought until what she calls a little divine intervention. I just felt the voice, I don't know just. Unique felt application when Jenna flew in for testing. The two reunited as Deanna lay on dialysis in her hospital bed tapped her shoulder, and she turned around, and she just started sobbing, then an emotional FaceTime conversation confirming the news that would change both of their lives. They wanna say something Jenna was a match. Bond built on history. And now a brighter future. I'm just incredibly blessed to have such an amazing brand light genita- actually donate to me area. Rush. Chef ABC news that transplant set for June. Twentieth. We think real for that report. We thank you for watching. I'm Tom Jameson York. 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Full Episode: Saturday, June 6, 2020
"Tonight Americans taking to the streets across the US possibly the largest day of protests since the death of George Floyd peaceful demonstrators, demanding justice and Change following the killings of George Floyd. Brianna Taylor Ahmad, Aubrey and so many others tens of thousands protesting for black lives in New York City, the nation's capital filled with demonstrators. Officers charged to police officers, pleading not guilty to assaulting a seventy five year old, peaceful protester, shoving him to the concrete, leaving him bleeding from the head of philly police, official charge, clubbing a student protester and the NYPD suspending officers, including one scene in video, posted online, pulling the mask off a protester, and dousing him with pepper spray at the same time, nearly three hundred New York, city officers injured since protests began. Mortared by the thousands lined up to pay their respects to George Floyd in the town where he was born the family attending today's memorial service, calling his death a turning point. To crisis in America unfolding at the same time, health officials, fearing a new peak of covid nineteen among the protesters, eighteen states and Puerto Rico reporting a spike in cases, including Florida and South Carolina the CDC, warning the death toll, the US could hit one, hundred, forty, three, thousand before the end of the month inside those stunning unemployment numbers. Is the rebound real? Jobs are and why the number of Americans without jobs may actually be higher. The tropical storm closing in on the Gulf Coast Rob Marciano with timing and the track. Plus the powerful moment showing the gap between police and the public, a nervous five year old girl at a protest asking a police officer. Are you going to shoot us what he did to comfort her? Her father, calling it a beautiful star. Eating sees this is ABC, News, tonight. And good evening. Thanks for joining us on this Saturday. I'm Tom Llamas we begin tonight with one of the biggest nationwide days of protests since the killing of George, Floyd in police custody, a twelve, th day of demonstrations in dozens of cities, demands for justice and change just in the name of Floyd, but for African Americans, saying they have long been victimized by systematic racism in America tens of thousands of people look at the packing the streets and parks and New York City Philadelphia Chicago. Chicago and Denver carrying signs, reading black lives, matter and chanting the names of George. Floyd Brianna Taylor Ann Arbor. The nation's capital filled with thousands of protesters, a huge crowd gathering in front of the Lincoln memorial protesters marching across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and thousands turning out for the march for justice in Seattle including hundreds of healthcare workers, calling racism, a public health emergency. Many of the demonstrations still going on at this hour. ABC's Mary Bruce in Washington to lead us off. From San Francisco where protesters marched across the Golden Gate, Bridge to Philadelphia. And Chicago tonight thousands taking to the streets, calling for an end to police, brutality and systemic racism in Washington DC the largest crowds yet tens of thousands of people marching from the capital and the Lincoln memorial to the White House. We walked with Michael Howard his ten year old son Christopher holding on tight for things to happening in society. It takes all of us, and this is part that is. We met so many families speaking out for the next generation. This is Sparta history and they need to learn that. History, take hard work. Heather Gerald is your Minnesota and says George Floyd's death. There was eye opening for her. Even though I thought I was educated. I was not and there's a lot of work to do at the White House a powerful message to the president. This is now the right outside of the White, house you have new hire fortified security perimeter, and then right outside of the president's doorstep essentially is incredibly passionate protests. In response tonight. Democrats in Congress are preparing to introduce legislation that would include a ban on colts and create a national police misconduct registry. The crowd today stretching for blocks demonstrating on top of that new mural ordered by the DC mayor, the same street that just days ago was cleared by forced to make way for the president's photo op now walking down the street on top of that new mural mayor telling us. To Send A. Message that kind of violence enforce it? We saw right here earlier this week. Never happens again. You saw some. That hope to never see. Tom In America. United States Outta role. Thorson's moving against American people in peaceful protests in the nation's capital Courtney. Walker brought her two small sons to witness this history telling us their lives could depend on it if it's worth the risk because if I didn't come down here today, their lives are endangered. So. It's worth the risk to come down to make sure that change is affecting this peaceful protest, also a celebration. The more people that are here means the more people that realize. This affects everybody. Jennings has been here all week. She tells us it's the conversations happening in this crowd that will spark true change in this country, and that's what this is doing. It's it's teaching people, other things and showing them where the change needs to be made has the conversations that are happening. That are happening absolutely? Right Mary Bruce Joins US now from Washington, where the protests are still ongoing so far very. This is a very different type of protests in more ways than one from what we've seen in the nation's capital. Yet Tom, unlike most large protests that we see here there is no one main organizer at this event. This is a true grassroots movement united by that common belief that black lives matter the tone here today is a joyous one. This is part protests heart block party a diverse crowd here coming together to cause change Tom Terry Bruce feeding us off from the nation's capital. Capital Tonight Mary. Thank you now to the growing crackdown on police officers accused of assault to officers in Buffalo pleading not guilty to assault charges today you officers injuring seventy five year old peaceful protester, shoving him to the ground officers in several major cities, facing allegations at the same time, nearly three hundred officers in New York City injured since protests began here's ABC's Zachary Quiche. Tonight the heavy handed tactics used by some police are under scrutiny to Buffalo. Police officers have been charged with Vilnius salt less than thirty six hours after seventy five year old Martin Good Gino wish to the ground at a protest. Spend. It officers Erin Tore. Goski and Robert McCabe pled not guilty. The police department originally said the man tripped and fell dozens of police gathering outside the court in solidarity. Some applauding the officers charged not choosing sides. My job is to prosecute those who have violated law. Plain simple, the union says all fifty seven officers resigned from this specialized unit some in protest of the charges and support the officers New York's governor, sending state police to support the department calling the incident horrendous Abed. Police officer is the enemy of every good police officer. Good Gino, a longtime activists remains in the hospital in serious but stable condition, also in New York tonight the NYPD, suspending two officers without pay one for this incident posted online the officer, pulling down a person's face mask in Brooklyn and hitting him with pepper spraying. In Philadelphia an officer has been charged with assault after video posted online shows. Hitting protest you in the head with a baton, the police union vowing to support the officer. The majority of protests have been peaceful, but in New York City alone. Nearly three hundred officers have been injured. Since demonstrations began, one officer was stabbed in the neck tonight. Police say the suspect faces attempted murder charges here in Minneapolis. Where George took his final breasts. There are calls for action. There's different ways rescue. News. Shooting someone down for no reason in Seattle. The police chief has banned the use of tear gas on protesters for at least thirty days, and has called for review of crowd control tactics in a federal judge in Denver has issued a temporary restraining order, limiting officer's ability to use tear gas or fire rubber bullets. And Zachary keys joins us now from Minneapolis and I WANNA go back to that protesters seventy five year old Martin, Gino shoved to the ground in buffalo understand. Tonight's accurate. You have an update. That's right Tom. Gino's lawyer describes him as a peaceful protest there and human rights advocate, adding his client has a concussion, but he's alert. Wanting all further protests to peaceful Tom Zachary Quiche with that new reporting tonight for exactly you not a president trump keeping largely quiet during this major day of protests, the president harshly criticized for this week's use of force on protesters outside of the White House for that photo op in front of a church attorney. General Bill, Barr. Now denying he gave the order to disperse the crowd. ABC's Rachel Scott is in Washington. Tonight, the top law enforcement officer in the Country Attorney General William Bar. Distancing himself from this moment. Police forcibly removing demonstrators Monday to clear a path for president trump to walk to Saint John's Church damaged by arson for a photo op. That sparked outrage. We were there as the crowd went running officer setting flash BANGS CRACKERS AND SMOKE. What are they doing? The was there, too. And the trump administration says he gave the order to increase the secure perimeter around the White House. Notice that it hadn't been cleared, gave the order for it to be cleared, and that action took place, but now Barr says it was not. Not his call to use aggressive measures. I'm not involved in giving tactical commands like that. He told the Associated Press adding his attitude was get it done, but he didn't say. Go do it that show of force prompting former members of the president's inner circle to publicly blast his leadership now his second chief of staff, speaking out to think we need to look harder. At who we elect I think we should look at people. Running for office and put them to filter they. What is their character like? what is their? What are their ethics Are they willing if they're elected to represent all of their constituents, not just the base-. Tom President trump had no public events on his schedule today, and as thousands protest. His critics say he is sending mixed messages yesterday. The president called it a great day for George Lloyd hours later re tweeted a post saying floyd to not be held as a martyr Tom. Scott for tonight. Rachel thank you for that. We move on now to the emotional homecoming for George Floyd in North Carolina where he was born family and friends, celebrating his life and more by the thousands lining up to pay their respects ABC's Victor Oquendo. Is there a North Carolina? They came from across the state, thousands of borders, looking by tour motorcycle, even force back to George Boyd's birthplace, the small town of reefer North Carolina. The Southern Church sing farewell to their son, insult, celebration and emotion. Not only did we lose a family member, but John watched his wheel. I'm praying for us all and I hope we all get better. Many who came didn't know George Lloyd but see him in their loved ones I feel so sad because it very well could have been my brother, my son, my uncle. Any of those I saw. My people I you know he's. He's one of US buoyed spindly, pulling his death a turning. God's chosen for a reason that he from demographic because he worked for him, you know he had a job for him. He called him home and so he felt that his death is not in vain. Local leaders saying now is the time for change. We are part of the problem. You think that some change might come out of this. Terrible situation really thinks it's vacant, so many people I mean all over the world, not just North Carolina. I meant not just the United States. I mean all over the world. This is as really affecting people you know. So I'm looking forward to a really good positive change. The incredibly emotional service here just wrapped up moments ago, there will be another public viewing on Monday in Houston. That's where George Floyd. Spent so much of his life followed by funeral there on Tuesday. Victor thank you next night. Concerns about to crisis in America unfolding at the same time, protesters urged to get tested for coping thousand nine hundred and health officials telling them they should assume they've been exposed eighteen states now with a rise in cases, the warning the US could see one hundred forty three thousand deaths from the virus before the end of the month. Here's ABC's Trevor Alt-? Tonight Americans marching shoulder to shoulder for justice in spite of the ongoing threat from covid nineteen. It's tough because you want to make sure that you're speaking of disenfranchise. Demonstrators Samantha Law handing out masks and hand sanitizer math. G says staying home was not an option. Does the crowd worry you at all? Obviously, you're being proactive. Know doesn't I think that is strength in numbers is important to gather during this time and do it safely, but you can't afford to wait. You can't afford to wait. We can't today Manhattan's Washington Square Park essentially everyone donning a mask that may not be enough to protect them from the virus. Lots of people in close contact, yelling and screaming to propel the virus and thirty five to fifty percent of. Of patients with covert can be infected symptomatic. There's a real concern for viral researches tonight, eighteen states and Puerto Rico, reporting rising Kovic cases South Carolina, registering its highest single-day total, Friday Florida coming out of its highest weekly spike, and with protests, showing no signs of slowing several cities now opening free testing sites, Seattle's mayor and expanding the criteria to get attest to include anyone who's attended a large gathering. Or Trevor All joins US now from central. Park where demonstrations just got underway and Trevor The New York. City health. Department has issued new guidelines for protesters tonight. Of, that's right down. The health department says anyone who attends protests should assume they've been exposed to covid nineteen and consider getting a test in five days there, also recommending protesters use drums or noisemaker to try to limit their chanting, or they're yelling, though that is a pretty big ask because there are hundreds of people here in thousands across the city who want their voices heard Tom Alright trevorrow person might trevor. News tonight about American jobs inside those stunning unemployment numbers. Rebound Real. And where are the jobs? And why the number of Americans out of work may actually be higher. Here's ABC's Judy Bolton. Tonight in the wake of that stunning jobs report that brought the president to the Rose Garden the greatest comeback in American. As you questions about whether it's really the start of a turnaround it begins with the numbers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting a thirteen point three percent unemployment rates a one point, four percent improvement since April, but also acknowledging an error in how it classifies employment status, which means the actual unemployment rate could be as high as sixteen point, three percent, whatever the rate two and a half million jobs were added in Maine and fewer unemployment. Unemployment claims were filed in ten states that lifted lockdown measures early in the month half of the new jobs, however came in industries with nowhere to go, but up restaurants bars hotels, hiring back chefs, winters and cashiers with many businesses relying on checks from the federal paycheck protection program. When I got P P it kind of gave me hope like I can bring back my employees I. I'm going to be okay and so it was definitely without it. I don't know what done. The fiscal stimulus has been put in is working. It seems to be effective. But, that's not to say that we won't need to see additional support right now. Congress has not authorized more money for. Both parties are debating another form of stimulus. If one is past, July would be the earliest tom or I, did revolt Bolton frozen idea? Thank you next to the to the tropical storm. Taking aim at the Gulf, coast, a state of emergency now in effect in Louisiana and new video, take a look showing the storm's outer bands approaching Mississippi Rob Marciano is live in New Orleans tonight for us rob good evening. Good evening time the center of Krista Ball just about three hundred miles to our south and heading in this direction at twelve miles of so it'll be abreast of New Orleans by this time tomorrow. We're going to satellite picture centers over the Gulf of Mexico with fifty mile winds, but a lot of that action is all the way to Florida looking slammed. Slammed right now with rain. Even a couple of Tornado warnings, flood watches are posted in the forecast track remains unchanged with landfall tomorrow afternoon at sixty miles per hour along the Louisiana coast, but wind and storm surge will extend well east of center about nine hundred miles of coastline that flooding rains here New Orleans Tom Alright Rob. Thank you and the search. Search for suspects in the killing of a retired police captain seventy seven year, old David Dorm was shot and killed all attempting to stop looting in Saint. Louis police releasing new video of at least seven suspects from the night of the shooting of forty five thousand dollars. Reward is being offered for information leading to their arrests and reports tonight that they have. Have Up to five University of Alabama players have tested positive for covid nineteen at least one believed to have participated in player little workout while ACM dramatic players at Arkansas State and Oklahoma state, also reportedly testing positive for the virus, as athletes returned to campus for training finally tonight, powerful moment between a police officer and a young girl. Here's ABC's David Wright. In Houston Texas and important life lesson for this five year old girl. Simone bartee was at a massive Rally for George Floyd last week with her family. We have a history of these touted seeing Mafia family, too. So, you know just going out there just to raise awareness and. I wanted to teach young ace voice. He says when this group of riot police rushed past the family, his daughter suddenly got scared. She asked a police officer if they plan to shoot. We pay as you could argue to wherever you. Don't bring. 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Donald Trump's Destruction Of Documents
"This is one a. I'm jen white in washington in july. Nineteen seventy-three alexander butterfield. The deputy assistant to president richard nixon appeared before the senate watergate committee. Butterfill are you aware of installation of any listening devices in the oval office of the president. I was aware of listening devices. Yes the nixon tapes off the modern struggle over presidential records that continues to this day and they inspired record keeping rules that the trump administration has repeatedly defied president. Trump is known for tearing up documents that he's legally required to preserve leaving records analysts no choice but to take the pieces back together. Like a jigsaw puzzle with the end of trump's presidency looming. What will be saved. And what will be lost town. Blanton is the director of the national security archive a nonprofit government watchdog. Tom it's great to have you nice to be with you. Jim also with us is richard oven. He's the director of the bodley in libraries at the university of oxford. He's also author of burning the books a history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge richard. Welcome it's great to be with you. Thank you for. Having so tom i tell us about the federal laws that regulate what information will be or should be saved from the trump administration's time in power. Well the presidential records act really was as you said. A post watergate reformed that said to all the before that presidents had treated their records just as their personal property and they had really some tragedies and losses and and destructions and the congress said in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight no. The records belong to the people. We've got a set up a legal system for saving them. I think the problem with the presidential records act is that it's an honor system effect and it gives a lot of authority. One judge in one of our lawsuits said practically unfettered authority to the president. So even though the law says if it's got historical or evidentiary our legal or administrative value it has to be saved. The presidents have had real trouble from ronald reagan to george h w bush to clinton to to this current president. Making sure those records get saved for posterity. How are the records preserved. And who's responsible for them. Most records nowadays are created digitally as you can imagine on computers email systems and and tech systems and so the great reform. I think of the last five years has been a success story from years and years of litigation i mean we sued ronald reagan to try to force them to save the white house backup tapes for email and and now thirty thirty five years later. There's automated systems that make multiple copies and those get handed off to the national archives. The united states on the day the new president is is sworn in january twentieth so The the good news is that so much is automatically saved. I think the bad news is we know from press. Reports and insider accounts that of records have not survived to this day disappearing instant text messages for example in the trump white house or the five meetings with the russian president that never got written down by the american side. Even one time. President trump grabbed his interpreters notebook away from her. So no record would be kept. So we've got some records have already disappeared But a vast we're talking hundreds of millions if not a billion electronic records have been automatically saved. Richard how do us laws compared to laws and other countries specifically around the the recordkeeping of leaders Well i think if you take the united kingdom for example We have the the public records. Nineteen fifty-eight which is not specifically around. The records kept by a prime ministers. We have very very different system for those than is in the united states in some ways inferior system i think but the nineteen fifty public records tank is is kind of format neutral in the sense that it requires Civil servants and anybody inside government to apply recordkeeping practices which that i to ensure the transparency of decision-making public policy setting and they are administered through parliament and through the system of archival. Recordkeeping is a balance between the national archives of the united kingdom. Which is the ultimate destination for anything that the needs to be kept for. Historical pups is and the record. The the record centers in the government the main government departments including the cabinet office where the the the prime minister's own papers would be kept so the system in theory should kind of parallel. What happens in the united states and it certainly meant cover electronic records and the electronic systems like email and so on the a government uses in order to do its business but just the same as in the united states. We have a similar problem. Which is that there has being be because of the desire to avoid Disclosure of information that's managed through the record keeping processes people have been moving to these commercial messaging systems like signal or telegram even snapchat so that are either encrypted or that auto delete and this is a really fundamentally changing the way that civil servants special advisers government ministers behave in order to evade that whole process that these systems like the president should records like the The public records act in the united kingdom being designed that to to make sure that there's integrity in in governments that there's transparency in decision-making we'll tell when when we talk about you know automatically deleting messages or you know the president taking an interpreter's book from hemmer. Her are those legal actions under the presidential records act. They're not legal and the white house. Counsel's office actually center around to different times in twenty seventeen a prohibiting memo to all the white house staff. You can't use those kind of apps unless you do a screen shot of the message and move it over into an official email system you are prohibited from using those kinds of techniques unless you for official business unless you save it and congress actually put that into the law in twenty eighteen. The problem we know is folks that the trump white house kept doing it. Jared kushner the president's son-in-law used what's app for example to communicate with the saudi arabian prince. Who had killed the journalists kashogi So the bad behavior kept going. And i think that's one of the real issues with the presidential records act in our system. It's it's based on faith that president would want to save his or her history. And i think with this president. We've seen a different kind of behavior. His own white house counsel don mcgann described being reprimanded by president trump. What are you doing there. Scribbling what are you doing votes. I never had a lawyer who took notes. So it's a little bit more mafia style than any kind of presidency. We've had before richard. How do you see president. Trump's behavior and his administration's lack of recordkeeping fitting in with this conversation about the destruction of knowledge throughout history. Well unfortunately there is a very long history of this kind of behavior and you know we. We've we've got plenty of examples. I talk about them in my book of states trying to destroy the state's knowledge if you like to weaken their to weaken their ability to govern or there we can their ability to administer the country. And you know there's a classic example in american history which is not my country's finest hour of course nine hundred eighteen fourteen. When a british expeditionary force besieged washington and burn the library of congress and this was a you know obviously uh in-incredibly incredibly hostile act intended to weaken the ability of the the the american nation to govern itself and there are numerous examples of that threat history when he comes into the kind of personal domain. I think there are it. There are particular twentieth century moments where this is being of of critical importance which affects individuals. Lives today and i think that's particularly true when the many of the european power was moved out of former colonies gave independence to nations which had been part of their well then pies and that's particularly true for for britain for france in algeria for example for the dutch in east asia and at that moment instead of handing ova records of the colonial administrations to the new national all kinds of new countries. Clonee administrators destroyed records to hide that. Either they're misdemeanors that that acts of corruption or race racist behavior All sometimes it was just a desire to be kind of tidy know. Let let's not all these papers floating around. But i think mostly it's actually to obstruct he history in a sense and i think that's what's most troubling about what's happening in in for in your country. With the trump administration the similar things happening in the uk at the moment. Which is this this this desire to avoid the judgement of history whether that to avoid immediate kind of legal action or through the freedom of information acts in in the uk or the us. Or i think almost the even worse in my mind is to avoid the judgment of future history. And i think that's where standards of behavior in public life need to be re-examined and those kinds of standards need to be reinserted and i think this this sense that we need to have kind of probity and Moral standards in public life needs to be reinserted at the heart of western democracies again. Tom president trump isn't the first rib documents literally or figuratively. Give us a bit more insight into how past presidents have preserved or not preserved their records. Well we've had quite a quite a run. Since the presidential record act have records act went into effect in one thousand nine hundred ninety eight. I mean the last day of the reagan administration. I was in federal courtroom. We sought an injunction to save a backup tapes of the email system that had been infected in the white house and the last day of the george h.w bush administration of bunch of career. Staff and archivists were in the white house. Literally tossing hard drives into cardboard boxes. For what one of them. Later testified in our court case was midnight. Ride to take the files back to texas At the end of george w bush administration. It turned out about twenty. Two million emails had gone missing because they had upgraded the automatic system. Someone a whistle blower said it doesn't save it automatically anymore and they didn't fix it so the obama folks. We had to sue the obama folks into their credit. They settled that case. They restored the backup tapes. They did searches to restore those missing emails. They published their visitor logs of who came to the white house to to lobby the staff. And and what's amazing to me. I think now we know. From cases that my low non-government organization has brought together with historians like the society for stories of american foreign relations that the trump white house ordered the secret service not to track the visitors. Who came to mar-a-lago so you have hold categories of records like that that just were never created were never kept and and that will be a hole in the history Forever what i hear you saying. Is that the presidential records. Act doesn't have the kind of teeth that needs to to properly enforce these these rules. What's what changes needed to. Ensure presidencies accurately documented. You're absolutely right to the. The act has a lot of gums and no teeth so it gets a little slobbery. I guess is the metaphor. If you want to really carry that out. I think the law has to restore the national archives of the united states to a far more prominent an activist and watchdog and audit position. The the national archives is kind of an orphan agency in our system. It's total budget. I think jill lepore this story in new york magazine compared it to a single c. Seventeen air force transport plane is the equivalent of the total budget of our national archives which charged with all this preservation and this soon nami of electronic records that are being created. The the national archives has to preserve so we. We've argued in court and the judges have have on the one hand sounded fire alarms saying We're sorry but the law and precedent doesn't let us intervene in the day-to-day record keeping at the white house. But please do not take this court decision as any kind of affirmation of those recordkeeping practices and congress needs to take a look at this. Does it really want to give the president such unfettered authority. We think the archivist of the united states presidential appointee confirmed by congress should be setting the standard recordkeeping at the white house. Not the president himself. We think the national archives budget should be doubled in. It should be undertaking audits. Not just sitting there waiting for the records to be dumped on it but actually prowling about to check. We think the white house should have to report on its record systems publicly so that we can get the the lifeguard whistle before it's too late and the records of already drowned or gone. We think that the law needs to give groups outside watchdogs like us a little more ability to get into court and get discovery. What's actually happening about where those disappearing instant messages are. and how much is being saved. So those things would put some teeth in the law and maybe the next congress will be more interested in holding holding a biden presidency accountable. Then they've been willing to do with the trump presidency. We're talking to tom. Blanton the director of the national archive and richard of director of the bodleian libraries at the university of oxford. Aaron comments on our facebook page. I'm surprised there isn't already one of those huge shredder trucks parked permanently outside the white house. I think they'll find. It's a lot harder to destroy evidence than they think it is. I fully expect the biden crew to find computers with smashed hard drives when they move into the white house. Well we'll get into record preservation a bit more after the break. I'm jan white. What you're more from you and our guests in a moment the this message comes from. Npr sponsor head space. Life can be stressful but twenty twenty has challenged the most difficult times of life. You need stress relief. That goes beyond quick fixes. That's head space head. Space is your daily dose of mindfulness in the form of guided. Meditations in an easy to use app need help falling asleep head. Space has winedown sessions. Go to head space dot com slash one a for a free month trial with access to head spaces full library of meditations for every situation. Do you talk about the news with your friends. 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Richard is also the author of burning the books a history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge. Perhaps the most famous incident of book burning happened at the library of alexandria and the one thousand nine hundred premiere of his tv. Show cosmos. carl sagan spoke about this legendary place. If i could travel back into time this is the place. I would visit a library of alexandria at its height two thousand years ago. All the knowledge in the ancient world was once within these marble walls. We'll talk about what you might call the modern library of alexandria the internet in a bit but first richard. How accurate is this legend of the library of alexandria while Actually it's i think it's really a myth You know there are certainly a great library of alexandria. I you know. I had enormous collections. All the ancient writers agree on that although they fundamentally disagree on exactly how many books were kept in it. They were books like we know them today. They were scrolls of papyrus but still. The ancient writers all knew that there was this great library and in fact some of them actually started their so stray bo. The geographer for example Actually you know re recorded the books that he consulted when he went to the great library of alexandria and there were other writers who also the librarians there. But what really happened. Were a series of incidents where there were fires because at least by the fourth or fifth centuries the library had gone now. I don't think that any of the scholars who who work in this field now think that there was a single incident where the library went up in flames and everything was lost but actually what happened were there were a series of smaller fires. One of them almost certainly the result of the The kind of civil war. Between caesar and ptolemy but others were actually really about the gradual decline of the library. And it's very interesting listening. It's home speaking a few minutes ago about the importance of funding the national archive and records administration in the united states properly. I couldn't agree more. I think i think what happened in alexandria was kind of similar process. Gradually the great library stopped being funded by the rulers val alexandria and over a period of time. Actually in that situation over centuries it stopped having the level of support it wasn't regarded so prominently in the state and in the kind of the royal I in the royal administration and it began to have a few staff to support it. So you know we don't exactly know but one what we do know is that by the the fourth and fifth centuries it was gone and that no record of it survives today. None of the collections have pasta down to it. Some of the texts were copied. Fortunately and have come down to us through other routes. But i think he's kind of underfunding neglect that we should take the great lesson of alexandria you know. They had as sagan so kind of eloquently. Put it this extortion achievement in civilization but a few centuries later it was gone and that should be our our warning sign. That's what we should take from the lesson of alexandria that we value libraries and archives in society not just for the knowledge that they contain but for the contribution they make to an open and democratic society. Well tom we've seen this shift from paper to digital. How has that changed the way. The federal government keeps records dramatic. Change imagine going from a vault a file cabinet of paper to what you could carry around the size of your thumb withhold. What were the contents of the library of congress. Ten or twenty years ago so the thumb drive with you know ten terabytes the storage capacities extraordinary and also the volume is extraordinary. That in many ways the task of an arca this decades ago was mainly about weeding out what was not useful or historically valuable or should be saved and estimates are that only about one to two percent of the federal government's records from decades ago got saved on an ordinary basis and today with electronic systems. While on the one hand they can be fragile. There's a famous weekend at the white house in the reagan years. Where oliver north of iran-contra notoriety spent the weekend deleting his emails one at a time. Unbeknownst him there was a backup. Tapes got saved so they were reconstructed. So there's a fragility to electric records on the one hand but on the other hand that backup tape shows you the robustness of preservation in a in a digital age. You can restore this backup tapes. You can maintain them in in multiple locations whether there on the cloud or on thumb drives or whatever. Well that this leads to this question. From steve in atlanta. Who says i wonder what steps archivists are taking to make sure electronic records endure hard drives from the eighties and nineties. For instance are often degraded or their contents can not be read by any currently available software. The only records we know last five hundred years or longer are on good quality paper. Wha what we know about how. The archives are adjusting to the changes in in digitisation. That's a great question in. Its goes to resources. I think is richard commented. He's been involved in all kinds of digital preservation initiatives in europe and the uk. And what archivists have to do is migrate the information from old media to new media. There was a fascinating case. Where some old dicta belts from. The eisenhower presidency were discovered decades later but there was no machine that could actually read them and they had to go back to the headquarters of the dicta belt company. I think it was in indianapolis or somewhere and there was an old machine under a glass dome in the lobby as a showpiece and they cannibalized that machine in order to read the tapes and restore. Eisenhower's voice think about that as an extraordinary record for history. So it's a challenge a huge challenge. And that's where resources are of the essence. But i would say. There are other professions particularly the legal profession and in corporations that are much more on the cutting edge than we've allowed our government agencies to be because of this underfunding problem and that i think There are some great technical solutions even for saving those text messages. If they're on a government Smartphone there are some technical ways to make sure those go into into the formal record. But it's a huge ongoing challenge. Oh linda in green bay. Wisconsin emailed us. Isn't it ironic that people in the trump white house are using things like what's app when they made hillary's use of personal e mail server a core part of their two thousand sixteen campaign. Where does the hilary clinton email. Controversy fit into this conversation time. That's a great question from your listener because we now have evidence of at least four or five leading trump appointee. The president's daughter ivanka. The education secretary devos the veterans secretary. Schulkin all have been caught using personal email systems to carry out government business and I guess the the evidence hypocrisy doesn't seem to bother folks in the administration but it it poses that larger question in the digital age. How do we make sure they were. Government does is adequately documented is available both for historians for legal administrative evidentiary proceedings. Everything from your social security record or your military service record to the transcript of a head of state meeting. Those are all important all need to be saved And i think the the hillary email issue actually impart arose. From how clunky. The state department systems were they were not automatically saving emails. You couldn't go back and retrieve those emails easily That's only been in the last six or eight years that that's been in place so she used a private server. I think both for convenience and four legal control so that if anybody came after it she could and her lawyers could prevent that we're talking. Tom blanton the director of the national security archive and richard. Dan author of burning the books. A history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge. We'll have more with them and with you right after this break. This is one eight from w. amu and npr. This message comes from npr sponsor. Three am supporting communities in the fight against covid nineteen since the outbreak. 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Perhaps for decades or even centuries where does the need for secrecy fit into the presidential records act. It's not in the act itself. It's a series. The need for secrecy is in a series of other rules and regulations that govern govern national security secrets which is what the questioner is asking about. And those secrets. Yes possibly that There's a good reason for preserving the for keeping those things secret for decades but the presidential records act itself says five years after a president leaves office. The national archives should begin making those records available to the public. Twelve years is the rule for classified information or material. Say about supreme court nominees. That would be personal privacy matter so But the rules on national security secrets. I think you can see it. In the famous transcript with the ukrainian president that the trump administration originally would have called that conversation that transcript between trump and ski a top secret documents that would damage relations but ultimately ordered it declassified because they thought it would actually make the president look good In when you read it as an outsider. A citizen historian You look at this transcript. You wonder well that probably could have been released after a year two. That was not something that should be tied up for twelve years. Under the presidential records act or decades richard. I'm curious you know we think about how it used to go to the library to look things up now. We go to what concerns. Do you have a bout big tech controlling so much of our access to knowledge. Well i have a huge concerned about this. I think we should all be worried about the kind of process that's happening across society. Generally about the transfer of responsibility if you like for keeping social knowledge so the control over the distribution as well as the creation of information that the big tech companies have if you think of the number of images that are uploaded to social media science the amount of messaging that goes on in messaging system commercial. messaging systems like watson. P- if you think of the you know the number says she's made on search engines. Every second is absolutely staggering. But the waltz even more staggering is not all that information is being gathered and harvested and profiles of each one of us Of tov and yourself myself being built up every single day and these profiles are then traded by the big tech companies. I've i is trading was done. In order to commercialize online advertising say that we would have personalized ads based on our credit card. Spending all the fact that we searched for know hotels in tunisia meant the next time we go to a newspaper website. The adverts for about flights to tunisia. So what's what we now. Increasingly know is the that process or ability to use those online profiles of all of our clicks on lichen on facebook. Every time we search for something on google all of that is because of what we know about cambridge analysts can. Facebook was being used to target political campaigning. Political campaigning was either targeting political advertising or identifying individuals who could be targeted faw voter suppression or voter encouragement. And this is all happened. Very very secretively. You know Because the big tech companies. What my colleague at oxford the great historian timothy garton ash cools the private superpowers. These organizations. We know that are very difficult for governments to regulate they the entire globe. They have massive financial resources. And you know they've really only accountable to their shareholders and in many cases that that they're even kind of private privately i'd let alone by by shareholders time. We have just a under a minute here. But i'm curious how you and your organization how you're preparing for the end of the trump presidency and trying to ensure that records from this presidency are in fact preserved gray question. We've been interviewing a lot of the career civil servants because those are folks with as richard was pointing to the need for morality in public life. These are folks who have serious ethical system. They understand the calling and the legal requirements of the records laws. They understand the good functioning of government depends on knowing what you did before and why therefore records are essential for that as don mcgann told trump. I'm a lawyer. I take note so i know what happened. And those folks are giving us some assurance especially about the automated email systems. I think the other Dynamic is we're in court on a couple of different cases where if there are credible allegations of a bonfire in the rose garden. We'll be able to get a court order to bring in some fire extinguishers. That's tom blanton. He's the director of the national security. Archive a nonprofit government watchdog group and richard oven. He's the director of the bottle. Bodley in libraries at the university of and author of a new book called burning the books a history of the deliberate destruction of knowledge. Thanks to you both. And here's an idea. From calvin on twitter he says incentivize it. If you don't get a ninety nine percent score on the federal records act you. Don't get a presidential library or the library should be empty where the records should have been today's producer. Was avery kleinman. This program comes to you from w. a. m. u. part of american university in washington distributed by npr. I'm jed white. Thanks for listening. Now let's talk more soon. 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Trade, Fixed Income, Kelley Blue Book
"Welcome to the Bloomberg PNL podcast. I'm Paul Sweeney along with my co-host this Abramowicz each day. We bring you. The most noteworthy in useful interviews is for you and your money whether at the grocery store or the trading floor. Find the Bloomberg pl podcast on Apple podcasts. Or wherever you listen to podcasts. As well as at Bloomberg DOT COM Tom. President Trump said there is a very good chance to make a trade deal with China but the unrest in Hong Kong is a quote complicating factor. He was speaking on Fox and friends earlier this morning. He also said that he would not commit necessarily or didn't necessarily say whether he was going to sign the bill. Oh that was passed by both houses of Congress basically say that that that the US stance by Hong Kong Brendan Murray joining us now. Bloomberg's Buber's reporter and editor covering all things trade. Can you give us a sense of where we are and what kind of credence we can give to a statement like this by president trump. Will you heard the president say okay. send a couple different signals. There one was yes. We're very close to a deal. But he also talked about some of the tougher issues that They still have yet to to resolve Among those being The Intellectual Property oversight that China that the US wants China to have greater control over for an an and the and the forced transfer of technology. So these are these are issues that You know that that they still have yet to To come to an agreement on you know. Trump has said for weeks now that our very close to a trade deal. It was six weeks ago today. When he sat in the Oval Office and said we have a deal all we have to get it on paper So And he said we could do that in three to five weeks here. We are weak six. And he's still saying it and we still don't have any sign that That that that an agreement is in fact imminent. It could come any day now or it could drag on for several weeks so Brennan both sides the US and China China said that they ideally would like to keep the Hong Kong issue and the trade negotiation issue separate. Do you think that's possible. I think think this is one of the things that That that that president trump will offer as a concession to his Chinese counterpart if they can indeed get close to a deal he ah he could just say you know what I won't sign that bill and but you know this is what I want from you. It's it's it's leverage in trade negotiations and and And that's that's what this piece of legislation is likely to become. What are we hearing from the Chinese side? We heard President Xi Jinping speak overnight about the need for or mutual respect and equality in a deal which is which are guiding principles that China has demanded all along. That is that significant. I saw that headline and I was thinking taking. How do I frame that? In terms of make trade deal more or less likely it is significant when you hear president trump as he did just You know a few hours ago. Say I don't like that word. Equality China has been ripping us off for decades now. you know This can't be a fair deal. This is going to be a deal that benefits us so you ube you add those two things together and you've got two leaders who are still Apparently very far apart Brennan Next Steps I think the last thing I a red was A. US delegation had been invited to Beijing by China. Is there anything on the counter. We don't have any information that that invitation has been accepted yet. that that was made last week and the The US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. Kaiser has been running around Capitol Hill the past few days trying to work out the US A- Canada Mexico deal and get Speaker Pelosi to sign up to that so he's had his hands full with some other things now he he can do multiple things at once but His priority is not flying to Beijing in the next couple of days And certainly with the US holiday next week you know it's it would be. It would be a stretch to think it could come together before the middle of next week as always mentioning the uh-huh trade negotiators on both sides are trying to distinguish the Hong Kong issue as unique and separate from other negotiations having to do with trade. What's the Tipping Ping Point here for one? That is impossible. Well I think the real it this whole thing will I think tip when the US yes Agrees or disagrees to rollback tariffs that are already in place that seems to be where the US is is You know China really wants to to to give some ground on that and the US is you know the whole the the whole US economic strategy with China is to apply tariffs chiefs and keep them applied until You extract You know changes out of China that You know bring it more in line with other sort of market economies So that is where sort of the rubber meets the road in this whole in this whole saga The Hong Kong Issue as president trump said you know is definitely complicating things. But whether it's enough to you know totally throw it off the rails You know as it is a different question that I I don't see it happening. Surprenant we're talking really about a phase one type of deal that's all we're talking about right now is that right. That's right so oh phase. One as president trump laid out a couple of weeks ago involves agriculture purchases on China's behalf protection of intellectual property of American aircon companies. And some of these other sort of structural issues whether they can get those You know as a whole nother question. The you know they've we've heard you know phase phase two will be we'll come right afterwards and maybe even a phase three so You know these things. We're we're about to head into year number three of these negotiations with no not. Even the simplest issues worked out in phase one So we could be you know we could be looking at something that lasts CEO through the election next year and beyond. Auntie perhaps Brendan Mary. Thanks so much for joining us. Brendan Murray covers. All things trade for Bloomberg News joining us from our London Bureau Giga under the surface of credit markets. Could you could find a bit of a conundrum you can see that. Everything seems to be chugging along on average but if you take a look at the riskiest credits the triple C. rated debt it sold off and continued to sell off with yields on the securities extra yields now rising to the highest since two thousand sixteen. Joining us is Ken. Monaghan Co director of global high yielded. Mundi Cindy pioneer in our Bloomberg interactive brokers studios can. Do you think that this is a harbinger of more pain to calm the weakness. That's been persistent within and the triple C. rated category here. Well Lisa you know the triple C.. Portion of the market is often been viewed as kind of a big risk indicator for the overall credit markets. And knows knows trade to very high levels which right now. We're spreads are wide yields are high and they've underperform woefully in two thousand nineteen. Usually people. Say Okay well. That's assigned or not such such good things to come and perhaps a recession. I would think in this case. Actually it's a little different because there's so much of it that's tied up with the energy sector and then a few other idiosyncratic situations that that That's really driving it. We said earlier that sometimes triple season detail that wag the dog this time. I don't think the fact that the the tail is wagging that hard it is indicative of more of a major problem and this is what a lot of people are saying. This is a specific sector issue energy and then there are a couple of retailers etc that have also struggled along with some pharmaceutical companies. A number of other types of stories. I'm just wondering what it says about a time when we have so much central bank equity when we have such a risk on kind of overall feel that there are an increasing number of companies going bankrupt even in some of these troubled sectors right. Well you know I think the energy is key piece of that and and I think if you look at the energy sector and you recognize how much money had gone into it. Over the previous ten years and really facilitated the expansion of the shale boom in the United States. You may be had too much money chasing too few opportunities and I think if you look at those companies by and large they have not been able to J. generate a sustainable return on capital companies. That can't return capital or generate the rate of return on capital over. Time just can't raise new money. Which is why these companies are in difficulty so I actually talked to a lot of distrust investors and they are actually highlighting the energy as one of the sectors? They think they can actually find value in ED value. Is it if if you do your real bottoms up research. Are there still opportunities there. I think you're right that there are opportunities and You know but they're they're not a whole lot of them out there. I think you're really going to look under rocks here and But there are some out there and I think we are looking at them but I I would not expect in two thousand and twenty. Necessarily that you'll see a wholesale return or surge turns for the energy sector and if you do because it's not impossible it will probably indicate is that that a lot of the companies have washed out of the index so when a company goes bankrupt it drops out of the index. So if you had enough energy companies going bankrupt in early two thousand twenty the rest of them that are maybe sustainable. They could have have a big rally. How far in the shake-up are we? It's interesting I was up with the capital markets team of the largest banks yesterday and talking to them about it and it's amazing how few companies have gotten religion. You know they were offered a second lien paper early this year. At seven percent than my midsummer was nine percent. Now there may be eleven or twelve percent and they still haven't gotten on board they still haven't figured out there still hope springs eternal. But you know it's the old adage the tropes not a business plan and we're stuck in that situation right now for many of these companies all right so energies dicey only for the brave. What are some of the sectors actors that you think are attractive right? I mean the market gets up. Eleven twelve percent this year. It's at a pretty good year are still areas that you still find attractive you know. It's we're still looking under rocks well in general in this market because the returns have been so significant this year. Let's recognize though what happened is in the fourth quarter of last year. We all expect experienced misery if if anything you had that was risk whether it was equities or high yield got absolutely pummeled so effectively. The return that should've taken place in two thousand eighteen got sucked into two thousand nineteen so affectively as supercharge the performance for two thousand nineteen. But where we look at when we look at things where they are now. It's much going to be much more difficult to generate a return next exchange. Two Thousand Twenty is not going to be double digit year for for high yield. Just not possible. What's IT GONNA be? I think you're looking at mid single digits. It could be even lower depending on what happens. Binge with the wash out of certain sectors like energy. Do you think that you are guaranteed bigger returns. Going into the double be or into the single. Be or into the triple C.. That's the big question I would tell you that the problem with double bs right now is one. They've got a lot of interest rate risk on them in two of the other problem. Ah would suggest is that there's been so much money that's gone into double bs from what we call crossover. Investors otherwise investment grade buyers. That are so desperate to we. Get some extra yield into their portfolio that they're dipping down into the buy things they don't normally by double be credits that they've compressed spread on those bonds and if we look at those new issues that come came out recently a little last several weeks for example in the WBZ space very few of them are trading up significantly. They kind of come out. They price it par four and a half four and three quarter coupon and it just sits there now arguably maybe if it stays there at that level for all the two thousand twenty four and three quarter return may not look so bad relative to investment grade particularly if interest rates rise. A bit from here. But it's not exactly been attracting a lot of interest so outside of Energy Hausa credit quality in your portfolio. I would say you know if we look at our portfolio historically we generally owned credits that on average rated about a notch below that of the index. So we'll tend to seek seek value in single bees. And that's where we are right now doesn't mean we're not buying WBZ's we are a bit more selective about it but we're very much overweight single bees we're kind of underway WBZ nor about market. Triple C's right now. How close are we to our session? Well not between here and Christmas. How's that and I? I don't think we can and I don't think it happens in twenty twenty either but we'll it'll remains to be seen. Obviously the whatever ever happens we supposedly are on the verge as we have been for over a year now it seems of a of a completion of these trade talks and if that keeps getting pushed out or there's more saber rattling that goes on on either side that could facilitate something. Yeah all right all right I mean come on. This is literally what we live every every day. So what's most attractive area that you guys looking at right. Now it's interesting. The auto sector had been beaten up fairly fairly bad and there's a bit of a recovery going on there we've found some opportunities there and that's one of the places we would point to where there is It may be had gotten over. Sold people talk. Perhaps a recession was coming people sales. We're GONNA come down and that really has not happened. Bonds backed by the sniper truck. That's maybe data Ken. Monaghan co-director global high yielded Mundi pioneer joining us here in our Bloomberg interactive brokers student. He's based in Durham North Carolina. Home of the Durham Bulls amongst other institutions. Down there and derm looking at quick data. Check rate here the sap we are absolutely flat on the SNP today. No changed our forty. Two two Nasdaq off. Just a little bit looking at yields again not much movement there to tenure up three thirty seconds pushing that ten year yield down to slightly to one point seven six percent compare that to the two year at one point. Six one percents of the curve flattening just a little bit. This is Bloomberg Tis The era of forecasts. A lot of the big banks are coming out with with their twenty twenty predictions joining us now. Dan Skelly hell head of equity model. Portfolios market strategist at Morgan Stanley. Wealth Management. Joining us here in New York. I'm trying to understand Dan. The consensus so far. which is a resurgence in a way? At least equities next year the country could even see double digit returns in the US and perhaps even bigger in Europe. Do you agree with that consensus. So I think that at this point in the cycle you want to be more selective in the US market in particular. We think there's less upside side to the index in the US where we could see more. Absolute returns is overseas in Europe in particular. Just given how much it's lagged and then also given the potential for some a rising catalysts on the fiscal front. You know the only game in town forever in Europe has been monetary stimulus. And I think should we see some fiscal improvement. There that could be a potential catalysts. You think we will see that because I know you know particularly Germany which is where everybody I think. Kinds focuses has been pretty resolute and saying they're not into that game. Yeah so I think that's an interesting question. It's right now. I would label a small probability but a rising probability Lagarde E. C.. Maybe she's the you know the she could be the changes the miracle who had always been loath to do more spendings obviously leaving so I think that swap and personnel is actually net positive for the for the potential. You know listen when you heard Mario Draghi on his way out addressing policy makers. He's basically saying we've gone to the point of diminishing returns negative interest rates so. I'm trying to understand understand how much a truce is priced into the idea that we're gonNA see pretty good year next year. I think that's part of it. I think the other driving factor has been in liquidity. And when you look at what's happened in the US the last call it three months. The Fed isn't calling it. QE But effectively we're seeing qe four in terms of generating more liquidity. So so. I think there's this expectation that you're going to continue to have the Fed at your back in a tailwind in the markets and we don't see that this program ends early next year as we all know and so that could be a potential source of all tilting next year. I'm looking right now at equities. S&P NASDAQ A little little town. But the Dow up all near their hi is and how much of the gains of next year have already been brought forward and priced in now. So that's a key question and I think we would already Morgan Stanley a majority of the gains and we we rely not just our own on our own judgement experience but also on quantitative models and our earnings model a year ago was telling us that earnings were at risk. And what we've seen the last three recorders is a meaningful slowdown from two thousand eighteen. We've seen flat to down earnings and frankly our numbers for next year. Twenty twenty is predicting flat earnings once again and the streets at plus ten percent. So we're that spread to normalize in the street to come down ten percent. We think that provides the genesis behind a potential ten percent correction. I want to be perfectly clear though because we think that's all it is. We don't think it's more than that. We think we're still amid aged twenty year secular bull market that started in twenty Johny ten. And we're just going through some volatility and some potential hiccups so if you see the potential for perhaps a ten percent pullback in the equity markets what are you telling your clients to to do today to get some build some cash. Just get defensive. Let's call interestingly. Our clients are already a fairly conservatively positioned already so when you look at our system Cash levels are above average versus the last ten years so we wouldn't be telling folks to necessarily raise more cashier. It goes back to my earlier comment at the onset. About where are you. Position within the equity market were saying avoid some of the more crowded expensive areas of the market like technology like growth. That have really been on fire this year. And being some of the more EVALU- or is oriented areas of the market. If Tex not leading what will I think that's A. It's a really great question because you need something of size to lead mathematically and so if I look at what has size today the money center banks are really what could what could lead so that if the Fed stays on pause and we have a resurgence the yield curve. Like we've already seen the last couple of months later. I'm sorry we need to have a just data check because we are seeing an eighth straight day of yield curve flattening flattening today which I believe is the longest streak in about two years. So we're we're seeing a bit of a reversal already of that trade. And that's I think related to this day to day headline back back and forth around China and trade right but I think the greater point of the the larger point I'd like to make is that if the Fed truly is on hold next year you could see it an environment where the Jio curve does steep and eventually and given how cheap the banks are and given how big again their market caps are. That could be an area of leadership. Once you're once you're selling out of large-cap up technology. You need something else of size to buy into. You're not just going to go into Microsoft stocks or small cap stocks so that in our opinion is a logical source of funds. Dan skelly thanks so much for joining us. Really appreciate your smart thoughts there. Dan skelly head of equity model portfolios a market strategy. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management joining us here in our Bloomberg interactive interactive brokers. Studio kind of a little bit cautionary. Perhaps you know the potential for a pullback in the markets next year but not interrupting the longer term a bull market. I think it's interesting. The idea of yield curve steepening and this goes to something that Priem Israel was talking about of td securities earlier today where she was saying she expects the Fed to cut rates actually at the beginning of the year and some people are expecting the consumer to show a couple of signs of weakness heading into the new year as you see a stabilization in the manufacturing manufacturing sector and that that could push the Fed over and that sort of the base. It's increasingly becoming the base case of a number of these reflationary trade rats which is interesting because the market is pricing in a September. Twenty twenty eight cut not a March Twenty Rica. I just think it's an interesting kind of dissonance grants there. Yeah exactly exactly just a quick data check here we do. Have the again continues today up. Only one percent dow up fifty seven percent so at fifty seven points are so very quiet day on the US equity market. I want to shift gears. We've been talking about the auto sector and it was interesting. Ken Monahan was saying that he likes. Bonds of automakers have gotten a little bit beaten up a big question in my mind is resell values of used cars and joining us now. Is Carl Broher. Our executive publisher of the Kelley Blue Book uses sort of the Bible when it comes to determining what the value of your car is trying to Resell Carl. I'd love to get your sense of what we're seeing in terms of trend lines For car and truck values. Great question and You know for years the used car values so you have been very strong And we kept thinking they were going to drop with all these cars coming off lease so many So many times in the last three years a lot of vehicles coming off lease we are are finally now starting to see shifts down in used car values not tanking not a dramatic shift but shift down you know to to a degree. We hadn't seen in years so it looks like The new car pricing. That's gotten you know high keeps going up. It's up around thirty eight thousand dollars for the average new car. I think it's finally starting into drive some new car buyers back into these markets And I used car. Values are are are dropping a little bit as well so Karl. I know you guys just published your were Blue Book at Twenty Twenty Best Buy Award winners what are some of the highlights. Well you know there's sixteen categories and we've got a bunch of vehicles that we've been testing team for resale value ownership costs plus of course things like fuel efficiency safety and technology. And how well they drive and I think the big winner this year was the Kea telluride. All right first year the key is made three row. SUV and at one. Not just the three zero S U B category but also our best new vehicle category which is Kinda like just the overall car where most impressed with for the year so really a lot of value packed in that car. Starting around thirty two thousand dollars in a loaded one for low forties. That has he didn't cooled seats and all sorts of great pictures. All Right Carl. I'm sorry we can't have you on and not ask you about the cyber track. I mean you must have known that it was going to be coming the Elon. Musk cyber truck. ACA that was tested on stage and failed the shatterproof window test. What he did you like it? You know He threatened to have some kind of a sci-fi you know blade runner truck and he didn't he didn't disappoint he had a A truck that nobody I think thought was real myself included. I kept waiting seriously for for him to say all right right. This is kind of an early sketch. Here's the real trucks. No it was it was that was the truck and I'm going to be interesting to see if the final production version looks like that but I really think that it's good. There's this kind of built up. Fan Club for Tesla models because There'll be plenty of people who want that truck as what you really think of this truck. That's what you're saying. I think it's just going to be hard for traditional truck buyers to buy into it. I think if it had been a pure electric truck with traditional styling that would have been somewhat of a leap for traditional truck buyers. But you add in styling. I don't think he's going to get much of that. You know one. And a half million volume full-size truck market. which is a great market to tap into now a couple of years? Go by. It's dependable doesn't have any issues. Maybe you'll start to pull you know stifling off some of that huge segment for the near term. You'RE GONNA MOSTLY GET TESLA ORDTECH oriented fans not really truck fans on that truck so car looking again at your twenty twenty best buy award winners outside of the pickup trucks and again the Zebra truckers. Lisa's favorite. I think now you're trying to get back to real south I think I don't see it's pretty much all international nameplates where the US carmakers in terms of quality right now. They've come a long way and the truth is that markets more competitive than it's been in a long time every you know. Continent continent is contributing great cars whether it's Asia or your or the US But you're right that set you know when it comes to resell value which is a key part of Kelley Blue Book you know and and how we value vehicles and we want people to buy a car and hadn't suffer the least drop in value over time that's one of the biggest most expensive things people think about by the car and they don't often think about the drop in value and the and a lot of the you know Japanese cars and Some of the European cars do better in those areas and a lot of the. US Car still. It's a much tighter race. US cars keep getting better in their closer but Honda's Hyundai's Audis they still have a lot of the advantage in that area crawl just real quick quick thirty seconds. I'm wondering which kind vehicle is seeing the biggest price drop in resale values You know sedans as you know. The market has just kind of up the end in them. So I think when you got Sedans especially Non Popular Sedan still have strength in like Honda the court or a Toyota. Camry but I think the reason that all the domestics bailed out of this sedan market is among other things beyond not selling them. When they're new they don't hold author value when they're used they're just not just not popular cars with consumers? Today call brower. Thank you so much for joining us. Carl is executive publisher of Kelley. Blue Book joining a phone. They're based in Irvine California giving us some thoughts about the some of the hot and maybe not so hot cars coming for twenty twenty and of course I guess we now when let me think about twenty twenty one we can think about cyber truck. I thought what he said was actually a really important point. which is it's one thing? If they had a truck that was the corporate electric technologies. It's another if it looks like it's yes. I'm going to repeat this doctor. Who all over again if you start to you know have this sort of sci-fi aspects you're not going to get the rank and file truck buyer? Exactly which is an interesting point but that probably wouldn't have been in keeping with WHO Elon. Musk is anyway. Thanks for listening to the Bloomberg Piano. podcast you can subscribe and listen to interviews at Apple podcasts or whatever podcast platform you prefer on Paul Sweeney I'm on twitter at PT. Sweeney and Lisa Lisa Abramowicz. I'm on twitter at Lisa Abramowicz one before the podcast. You can always catch US worldwide on Bloomberg radio.
Ending The Filibuster: Eli Zupnick
"Hey everyone it's coming up as a special bonus episode unrelated to our season on racism. In america we thought the topic of the filibuster is timely. And important for everyone to hear and understand in fact. We think it's so important that you should be able to read the transcript to now. Normally transcripts are only available with a paid subscription to our six club overrun patriotic. But this is a special treat. We wanted to share with you. Head over to patriot. Dot com backslash future hindsight to access the transcript. See you there and enjoy the show. Welcome to future hindsight. I'm your host miller atmos. Each week i speak with citizen change bakers who spark civic engagement in our society. Our guest today is elliott zip nick. He's the spokesperson for fix our senate. A group dedicated to ending the senate filibuster. Even though democrats won the white house gained a narrow majority in the senate and held onto the house of representatives there's plenty of room for republicans to obstruct the biden agenda this episode. We'll explain how the senate filibuster actually works. Why it's anti-democratic and hence why the time has come to eliminate the filibuster has never been used more and bipartisanship and compromise has never been seen less clearly. There is something wrong clearly. We need to make changes. I'm hoping that the conversation ultimately is not going to be about some arcane parliamentary procedure. It's going to be about things that people care about. It's going to be about. The voting rights act is going to be about covert relief. It's going to be about raising the minimum wage. Let's listen in. Thank you for joining us. It's great to be on so to get us started. What is the filibuster. How does it work. That's a great question. The filibuster is the rule in the senate that allows bills to pass only when they can get sixty votes. It gets a little bit more complicated than that. It actually allows bills to pass when they have fifty votes but it only allows the bill to come to a vote. If it has sixty votes you may hear people talk about a bill needing sixty votes to pass the senate that means that it needs sixty votes to clear the filibuster hurdle not fifty votes to pass so if any senator wants to say stop a bill or slow down a bill they can put a hold on it. They can say they're going to filibuster it. They can actually filibuster by going to the floor but the bottom line is that in order to clear a her for many senator. That wants to stop a bill. They're going to need sixty votes to stop it. Maybe it's easiest to have an example and illustrate how it works. So let's say i'm a senator and i bring a bill to the floor and you wanna filibuster it. How do you do it. So if a senator wants to bring a bill to the floor you know. Let's say it's a bill to raise the minimum wage right now. The minimum wage hasn't been raised in many years. It's at seven twenty five. An hour needs to be raised. A number of people are talking about raising it to fifteen dollars an hour. If a center brings a bill to the floor to raise the minimum wage. There would be a debate on it. There would ultimately be a vote on it and if the coach vote the vote actually end the debate and get to the passage doesn't hit sixty. The vote doesn't get to move. The voters filibuster the bill is filibustered and usually in the senate these days that means the bill is dead so this is a new phenomenon. It used to be the case that bills could pass in the senate like in the house. If they have fifty votes if they have a majority that would be debated they would be voted on. And if there's more yeas than as the bill would pass and if it passes the house it could get signed into law but these days the senate has become a defacto super majoritarian institution where a minority of senators just forty one centers can stop anything and everything by using this tool called the filibuster. That was never intended to be used this way. So the filibuster is a tool to prevent a vote in a way so basically if you go to closer you need sixty votes to then vote on it. Did i get that right. That's right and there's two ways that the word filibuster gets us. And i think it's worth breaking it down a little bit so when most people. Say of senators filibustering a bill. They are saying that they are on the floor talking about the bill like you would see in the movie. Mr smith goes to washington or like people think about when they think about which trump thurman did with the civil rights bills and other southern democrats did to stop civil rights. Bills would go to the floor. Talk for twenty four hours. What senator sanders did at one point in the during the trump administration. What senator cruz has done a couple times. During the obama administration sit on the floor and talk for hours and hours. that's the common conception of filibuster. That's what most people mean when they say. A senator is filibustering but the filibuster as a rule itself really refers to a rule in the senate rules of procedure called rule twenty two. And that's the rule that establishes coacher the rule. That says that you can only end debate. If you have either unanimous consent to end debate every senator saying it's okay to move to the final vote or you do what's called a coach vote and rule twenty two says that you need sixty votes. In order to get culture. It used to be sixty seven votes in the seventies that was brought down to sixty votes. I can go back even further because it used to not exist at all until nineteen seventeen when it was instituted in order to have some mechanism for ending debate altogether but the filibuster rule itself is more of a silent insidious rule that establishes that sixty vote threshold. That doesn't allow anything to pass. Unless it could get there tell us why was implemented in the first place so it's important to note that the founders the framers of the constitution had absolutely no intention of creating a filibuster a supermajority requirement in fact when they were writing the constitution. There was a lot of conversation that we know from their notes and writings at the time that they specifically wanted to move away from some of the super majoritarian requirements from the articles of confederation. They talked about how it would not be a good thing if they super majority were required or as they would put it if a minority were able to stop the will of the majority so we know that they do not intend to have supermajority requirements. In fact in the constitution lays out a number of cases that do need supermajority requirements impeachment expulsion of other members from the senate overriding. A veto is another one. We know that there are some cases that they expressly wanted supermajority requirements but for regular legislation they actively did not so for a good chunk of the initial history of our constitution of our senate. There was no such thing as a filibuster. If a bill gop majority in the house it would pass. If a bill got majority in the senate it would pass. It wasn't until the mid eighteen hundreds a little bit before the civil war that there was a rule change. Actually that's a good story. So it's most people know that. Aaron burr they know are bir for his famous duel with alexander hamilton. But one of the other things that i remembered did that was damaging. A different way was when he was vice president right before he killed hamilton he oversaw a rules change process in the senate that according to the lower. This isn't known for sure. But the laura is that this was an accident he accidentally left out the provisions in the senate rules that allowed them to move to final passage with a simple majority and from that point forward there was no way to stop debate in the senate from the early eighteen hundreds or so from this rule change so it took about thirty years after that for senators to kind of realize that this happened. There still were debates. There still were votes. Nobody took advantage of the fact that there was no longer way to actually end debate. Intil this got pulled into the civil rights. Conversation and the pre-civil war debate between the north and the south and it was actually on a banking bill that was introduced that a southern democrat. I filibuster to. Bill wasn't called filibuster back then. Took a little while for the name. Filibuster to even be used but the filibuster. They realized that they can use that to just debate forever and stop bills in their tracks. That would either prevent the expansion of slavery or black commerce involving slavery which is what the north was trying to do at some point before the civil war. That was when the filibuster really started. It didn't change much for thirty years. Forty years civil war kind of put a hold on southern democrats use of the filibuster until afterwards then it came out full force to stop civil rights legislation. Again and again there were over two hundred anti lynching bills that were introduced in congress. None of them were able to pass. They were all filibustered if they ever made it to. The senate there's famous. Filibusters from trump thurmand from senator russell from senator byrd and it wasn't until the fifties and the sixties that they were finally able to get some civil rights legislation across the finish line. The one thousand nine hundred fifty seven civil rights bill was passed only when they watered down and the filibuster was dropped. It wasn't until the sixties and lbj that he was finally able to pass a civil rights bill by overcoming a filibuster that was the first time in senate history that a filibuster had been overcome on a civil rights bill and kind of squash that southern democratic filibuster. It's clear that the filibuster is anti-democratic. Can you explain what the differences between a supermajority and a simple majority. Because i think that deserves some fleshing out. There's a lot of ways to get at this question. I care a lot about accountability for our politicians when politicians go around the country or or they go around their home district and their state and they tell voters they're going to do something. They should be held accountable for that. But what a supermajority requirement creates is. It allows these politicians to win office to take trove government and then to be able to just blame the other side for not getting anything done. I think a perfect example of this is what we saw in two thousand nine president obama and he didn't attempt to do this. This was forced on him. But president obama won the white house. The democrats control the senate. They had time sixty votes at times. Fifty nine votes. The democrats control the house but there was a lot that president obama couldn't do when he didn't have sixty votes and couldn't overcome a filibuster but people across the country. It's not their jobs to follow the ins and outs of senate procedure. They're not necessarily gonna be thinking every day. Who has the ability to block something from the minority. They think democrats are in control. They promised us something if we see government in disarray. If we see gridlock and dysfunction we're gonna point our finger at the democrats. And senator mcconnell understood that senator mitch. Mcconnell was the minority leader at the time. He's the minority leader. Now he's been the leader of the senate republicans for a long time. That was one of his great innovations in realizing that it was the majority that was going to get blamed. Even if the minority had the ability to block everything so senate democrats and ultimately president obama had all of the accountability for getting things done but they ultimately did not have the power to do the things that they promised to do. Senator mcconnell was able to block a whole lot. The bills that passed the house on clean energy waxman markey would have taken a big step forward on climate change passed. The house saw the light of the day in the senate because it would get filibustered. Of course i'm sure many listeners. Remember what happened with the affordable care. Act where they had to do. A whole dense to push the final pieces through the budget process called reconciliation which allows them to pass certain pieces of legislation with a simple majority. But they couldn't do it in the normal way because they had lost their sixty vote supermajority after the tragic passing of senator kennedy and republican scott brown will on that seat in massachusetts but it will it really allowed republicans and allows republicans to prove their thesis. That government can't work whenever democrats are in charge and make it seem like those disarray and and gridlock and then when they take charge they're able to do a whole lot of the things they want to do with a simple majority and this is also not something that is talked about a lot. But there's a reason that senator mcconnell didn't really care too much about getting rid of the filibuster when he was in charge when republicans controlled the white house the senate and the house in two thousand seventeen in two thousand eighteen. Their agenda really consisted of cutting taxes for the wealthy and confirming supreme court judges and a whole lot of other circuit and district court judges. And what's not well known is that they can do those things with a simple majority. They can confirm judges because the rules were changed. Leader read and twenty thirteen. Got rid of the filibuster for nominees because of republican obstruction wouldn't let any obama. Nominees get confirmed. Senator mcconnell then got rid of the rule that allowed filibuster on supreme court nominees and twenty seventeen when he wanted to confirm gorsuch in the face of a democratic filibuster. And as i mentioned that reconciliation process allows them to cut taxes for the rich so he never felt any need to get rid of the legislative filibuster and what we ended up with is a senate where it's very easy to do. Things like cut taxes and maybe raise some spending in some areas and confirm judges. But if you want to do anything. Like democracy reforms or immigration reform more commonsense gun safety expanding the affordable care act. Those are still subject to a sixty vote supermajority requirement. And those just can't get done in less that's fixed okay. So how do we fix it. How can you actually removed the filibuster. Because is that going to be subject to a filibuster. That's a great question and there are actually many years when it wasn't exactly clear their conversation for years Senator merkley was leader in the senate and driving these conversations trying to figure out exactly what they can use procedurally to get rid the filibuster because in order to formally change senate rules need two thirds of the senate to agree which is an even higher bar than the filibuster and there was no way that would happen. The consensus that eventually emerged in ultimately became a bipartisan consensus. Which i'll get into in a minute is that you don't need to formally changed the rules with two thirds of the senate. The senate is a precedent driven institution. Unlike the house they don't vote on the rules. Every single congress the rules carry over from senate to senate and the presiding officer of the senate at the time is bound to interpret the precedent that's been set and make rulings according to that he or she uses the guidance of the parliamentarian. Who if you're ever watching c. span. You'll see a parliamentarian often whispering into the ear of the presiding officer telling him or her. What the president is what the rule is had rule and the presiding officer then makes a ruling based on what that precedent is so the consensus that emerged. Was that even. If you can formally changed the rule with sixty seven votes. What you can do is you can challenge the ruling of the chair on a precedent and then overturned that ruling with a simple majority. And i can give an example. I think that makes it a little bit clear. so twenty. thirteen majority leader reid and president obama. We're getting increasingly frustrated. That republicans had a wholesale blockade on president obama's nominees both for judges for the administration even sub cabinet level positions and even for boards like the national labor relations board that were understaffed and couldn't make decisions to protect workers and republicans very happy to keep it that way. At some point the frustration bubbled over and senator reed decided to do something about it. He went to the senate floor and he tried to confirm one of these nominees. He held of culture vote. The coach got fifty two fifty three votes. Something short of sixty and then. The presiding officer asked the parliamentarian. What's the ruling here. parliamentary said. This vote fails because you didn't get sixty. and then. The presiding officer then reported that out to the full senate senator reid than challenge the ruling of the parliamentarian and said have a point of order i would like to overturn your ruling. That was only subject to fifty vote threshold. So all the democrats were then able to vote with senator reid. To overturn the ruling of the chair therefore creating an whole new precedent and he created that precedent narrowly. He said only for nominees and not counting supreme court nominees for those nominees. We only need fifty votes for coacher no longer. Do we need sixty votes so from that moment because there was a new precedent set filibusters. Were only available to us on supreme court nominees and legislation and then of course the exact same thing happened when the shoe was on the other foot with senator mcconnell. He was frustrated. That democrats were holding up gorsuch nominee for supreme court at the time so he went through the exact same song and dance with the parliamentarians than eliminate that final barrier on supreme court. Nominees to set a new precedent there to it's convoluted. It's very deep in the parliamentary weeds. But that's the mechanism they used so then this would also be the mechanism to end the filibuster. Potentially that's exactly right majority leader schumer and his democratic caucus if he had fifty votes of his full caucus pasta vote of vice president harris. She would tie. He would be able to do the same procedure where he would challenge the ruling of the chair. Call a vote to overturn the ruling of the chair. And if he won that vote then that would set a new precedent on the legislative filibuster. And we assume it would be to eliminate the sixty vote majority requirement and turn it into a simple majority. So why is now the time to do this. There have been a number of people who have been saying. The time was long ago. I mentioned senator merkley before. He's been a leader on this real forward thinker. Many years ago he wrote a memo ascended to the caucus explaining wife. The filibuster needed to go. He spoke to issues. You alluded to about the already undemocratic nature of the senate how it's so skewed toward smaller states more rural states more conservative states and especially as people move into cities. It's going to be skewed. Even further given republicans and conservatives in advantage the filibuster something that turbochargers that you can't do anything necessarily at this point about the senate side from potentially adding additional states became fundamentally change the undemocratic nature of the senate's enshrined in the constitution. But we can do is take away the filibuster that turbochargers that that makes it that a tiny minority can stop everything so he's been working at it for years. What really has fired. People operate now is how much needs to get done. And we have a climate crisis we have growing inequality we saw over the past year. What happens when an incompetent administration tries to manage a pandemic. We have more people crying out for racial justice and police reform and immigration reform. And then of course our democracy we have serious issues with our elections with trust that people have in government with the systems that we have generally just people losing faith in them and for good reason. There's so much that needs to happen and not a lot of time. I personally think. I think a lot of people agree especially those on the left of center side of the spectrum that we may not have another opportunity for a long time. We're heading into a redistricting period. Democrats didn't do as well as they had hoped in the twenty twenty elections at the state level which means that there's a whole lot of republican control over redistricting and in states that have a history of gerrymandering or slicing districts in ways that advantage their side politically both parties. Do it but in the past few years we've seen republicans. Do it a whole lot more their prime to do that. There's a very good chance that democrats could lose the house in two thousand twenty two. There's a chance they could lose the senate and twenty twenty two. We don't know how much longer democrats are gonna hold the white house. There could be a two year window now not to cheat not to do anything extreme but to fix the problems that are glaringly obvious in our system and put the country on a better track. And if we don't do it now not only could the window close for those electoral reasons. I laid out. But we're at a point now where people are really unhappy really frustrated with their government. Not working. I personally believe that. That's a part of what led to president trump's ascent part of what led to people thinking that they had nothing to lose because nothing was working. Well so they may as well hand government to someone who is gonna blow it all up and just turn the table over. And i worry personally very much that if we can restore some faith in government if we can show people that they put government in the hands of democrats who made certain promises the and then have them deliver on those promises and then fix the systems that are failing us restore faith that we're gonna see someone even worse than trump down the line that we're gonna see even more deterioration of people's faith in our democracy. And i think that's a bad thing. i know. A lot of people agree. yeah. I definitely agree. So let's take it a little bit step by step. I want to get to the idea of how eliminating the filibuster would deepen american democracy by really think this goes hand in hand with proving that we can actually deliver better governance. What is the first bill that you think would be most effective to pass. Let's say in the absence of filibuster so the break now. Democrats have introduced and will be holding hearings and moving on a bill before the people act. H r one has a senate companion. That's s one. This is a bill that would tackle money in politics. It would try and take money out of politics. That would tackle some of these gerrymandering issues. It's not the whole way but it would at least take some real steps to cut down on the influence of money in politics and make this redistricting process. More fair not have members of the house choose their district's but have voters choose representatives in a much more fairway so i think that's step one for lots of reasons. The assumption is and i'm pretty confident in this. Republicans will filibuster this. They don't want to see this happen. They want to press their advantage right now while they think they have it. They want to engage in gerrymandering. They benefit often. There have been some shifts in recent years but they benefit from big money in politics more than democrats do and so they would filibuster that and if the filibuster were eliminated. There's a very good chance at that. Passes pretty quickly passed the house. Already and the expectation is that it would move with fifty votes potentially pick off some republicans as well possibly but it certainly would not get to sixty so it could pass. If the filibusters eliminated cannot pass the filibuster exists. But then there's other bills the john lewis voting rights act. That's something that needs to pass. We saw this past election the serious problems with voter suppression across the country. We saw in georgia leading up to the twenty eighteen election. We saw stacey. Abrams has really shined a spotlight on that and did so much work in georgia to get people registered to help people get to the polls. But it's a major structural issue in georgia and across the country where there's significant voter suppression. Were seeing states now across the country take advantage of the supreme court ruling in shelby that gutted the voting rights act to further keep people away from the polls often. It's minority communities often. It's people who are losing the most and could gain the most from the kind of policies that could be implemented if those better representation and stronger democracy in our country. I would say the voting rights act as another real serious policy that if the filibuster exists conventional wisdom is democrats would not be able to move that despite everything that has happened. Republicans would still filibuster. Wouldn't be able to move in the senate if the filibuster were eliminated. I think he would see that. Pass as well so in terms of the order they already put forward. Hr one think. Then let's say it gets filibustered and then we'll schumer say okay. I'm going to challenge this. And then set a new precedent and this way limit the filibuster i mean in an ideal world is this the way the union it we are pushing for from our fix our senate coalition with a number of people on the progressive side right now in the good government world are pushing for is for the filibuster to be eliminated as quickly as possible. I think that democracy reforms the voting rights act would be a great way to do it. I personally think that the voting rights act specifically has some poetry to it given how the filibuster has been used so often over the years to block civil rights legislation and with the passing of representative lewis so recently and at his funeral president obama specifically talked about the filibuster called a jim crow relic. That shouldn't be eliminated if it got in the way of equality and progress in our country. I can't control. What present agenda is how he wants to sequence that none of us can control. Exactly how senate. Democrats want a sequence these votes we can make our voices heard we can weigh in we can push them to make sure that as soon as that obstruction happens. They're ready to move quickly to push through it. We're not there yet. There are a number of democrats who are still not quite comfortable with getting rid of the filibuster. It's not going to be easy. It's not going to be simple. There's not unanimity and with fifty votes in the senate for democrats there needs to be unanimity on the democratic side to do it. I'm confident that republicans are going to show fairly quickly that it's necessary and to us president biden's words they will be obstreperous and stop things from happening and what he said before his election was. If they prove to be obstreperous he would be ready to examine the filibuster. he's been a longtime supporter of the filibuster is something that he believes increases bipartisanship or forces more compromise. But he wants to get some big both things done. So i think the next couple of weeks and months are going to be critical. Democrats and some republicans are going to have to face a really tough decision. Is it more important for them to deliver on the promises they made to the country to their constituents when they ran for office in when voters handed them full control of government or are they going to prioritize a senate rule that has changed multiple times of the year. That's not enshrined in the constitution. Certainly not carved in stone and that has been abused by the minority to block anything and everything and that choices going to be really important it could determine the future of our country and our democracy so talk to us a little bit about the democrats who are reluctant to get rid of the filibuster. Most notably of course senators mansion and cinema have expressed that they want to preserve the filibuster. Now why would they want to do that. So are mentioned. I because i'm a little bit more familiar. He's been around the senate longer. He has a longer history on this. But i think centre cinema is agreements. They believe that the filibuster is something that promotes bipartisanship and forces. More compromise their position. Is that if you only need fifty votes than it will be easier for majority to pass legislation and not have to turn to the minority. Not take their input not compromise and just jam things through and they think that if the filibuster exists it would force the party in the majority to have to reach out to the other side and get results and i think that there was a period of time when they were right. There was a period of time when the filibuster was not often used when it wasn't the defacto supermajority requirement that became it was sadly used to park almost all civil rights bills and that's a huge but but for the most part it was not used it was not a part of the senate so i in the senate in two thousand nine right when senator mcconnell i had this innovation where he realized that he could and it would help him politically if he did block anything and everything but when i got in the senate people were still talking about needing fifty votes to pass a bill and especially on things like appropriations bills spending bills. The assumption was that if you could get a majority. There wasn't an automatic assumption that there would be filibuster that came later so there was a time when the threat of the filibuster. And the fact that any senator when they deemed it to be very important. Pull out this tool and say no stop. You can pass this with fifty. You need sixty. That could have promoted bipartisanship and compromise when the filibuster was used that way however in the version of the filibuster that exists. now where it's defacto supermajority requirement and critically where the minority has realized that they can use it to block anything and everything. And i should add as the parties have become more sorted an ideological where there's no longer that overlap where you have. The most conservative democrat is may be more conservative than the most liberal republican and vice versa. That doesn't exist anymore. The most conservative democrat. Joe manchin is still more liberal than the most liberal republican susan collins. Lisa murkowski potentially. There's no longer any sorting. there's no longer any overlap. I know druckman and others have talked about how they're used to be four parties and having four parties southern democrats northern democrats and then conserve democrats and liberal democrats and liberal republicans and conservative republicans allowed different coalitions to form and compromises to come together that got to that sixty threshold fairly easily. That doesn't exist anymore. Partisanship rules the day. And it is no longer the case that you can get the minority to come to the table just because they need to just because that's the only thing that passes. This is something that more and more people are talking about. The filibuster actually stops bipartisanship for the reasons articulated but also because when the minority realizes that they can stop a bill in its tracks when they don't let the train leave the station and senator mcconnell go to his caucus and say if you stand with me and we don't give democrats a single vote and we don't let this bill pass. We're gonna win the elections in a year. Then we're going to get a better bill in two years if he can say that to them that's a pretty good argument for his caucus staying together and even those members who may want something from a bill they may want a particular provision or they want tweak a certain provisions they feel okay sitting back. And saying we're gonna win because we're going to obstruct so much that voters are going to be sick of the ruling party. They'll put us power. We'll get something better but if the majority party is able to say to the minority. You can't stop this from happening. The train is leaving the station members. The minority are not going to be okay letting that train leave without them. They're going to want to go home to their constituents and tell them what they got. Tell them what they did. A popular bill raising the minimum wage or or an even better is probably background checks. Background checks something. Supported by ninety two percent of the country. Commonsense background checks. That was a bipartisan. Bill senator manchin of west. Virginia senator toomey of it got fifty three votes. I believe when it came up during the obama years would pass the house would have been signed into. Law was filibustered. If the filibuster didn't exist i can't prove this it's counterfactual but if it came up again we'll see if i'm right. I think it would crack sixty because once the minority knows. It's going to pass. it's a popular piece of legislation politicians or politicians. They like popular pieces of legislation. They would jump on knowing that they're gonna wanna take credit ford and they're not going to have another crack at their version of it because it will pass and we'll get signed into law so paradoxically. And i think almost counter intuitively. I believe getting rid of the filibuster would lead to more bipartisanship. More compromise better functioning senate and i think more effective government great. Actually that was going to be my next question. You know how will eliminating the filibuster actually changed. Senate philosophically will be more functional place than you. Just answer that question. But i have a little bit of a technical question about the filibuster now which is do have to announce that you are doing buster the example that you just used fifty three votes for the mansion to me bill. How did he get filibuster after he got fifty three votes. Unfortunately you don't have to announce it it has evolved to become something that is silent and at times. You don't even know who is the person who demanded that the coach vote. B a sixty vote threshold who objected to the consent agreement to go to final passage with a simple majority. When there's a vote that comes up there's something that's called a hotline that goes out to every member's office used to be an actual phone hotline that the leadership on each side call every office and say the majority wants to move to a background check. Bill say are there any objections and members offices usually the legislative director. The chief of staff would say no objections. Here no objections here. No objections here and if nobody objected that bill could move to final passage the leaders can go to the floor. Ask for unanimous consent. Know that nobody who may not be on the floor at that moment would like to object because they represent the people who are not on the floor when they go to the floor and their leadership capacity and then things can move to final passage but if any one person objects usually in the minority the minority leader will come to the floor and he will object to the unanimous consent agreement. He will say there's an objection on my side. We object often. There won't even be a unanimous consent agreement. That comes up often. the majority doesn't force the minority to object. It just becomes the case that they moved to a coach vote that requires sixty. So you often don't even know who's leading the whole doubt you don't even know who is slowing down the process. It just happens and what has evolved is members just got used to this. It started happening so often that there were objections to bills that in previous senates would never have been objected to would have moved right through the process. Maybe it failed. Maybe a past but it would happen on a majority requirement. It became the case that every single one of them was seeing an objection so it just moved to become a sixty vote threshold and they started just assuming that there was going to be an objection somewhere so that they were going to move to a culture. Vote that required sixty so guests to what i was saying before that people think of a filibuster as an action but the more insidious part of it is just the fact of its existence creates the sixty vote requirement so that everything gets slowed down and hits that barrier unless you can cross sixty votes. There's an understanding that the bill cannot move beyond a certain point. All of these misconceptions like you said that it was an active act to go out there and say okay. I object but actually it's just like oh somebody in my caucus objects and so then we can't go forward. You could make it up. Almost one person one hundred could say. I don't want to do this. I think we should stop discussing this than not. Bring to a vote. that's totally anti-democratic. Did i get it right. That's exactly right. Any one person can object to unanimous consent needed to move to vote that requires fifty and in today's senate. When you look at the senators there. I'm sure you can think of three or four. Who are going to object every single time. That's right so it's sounds like the filibuster really does have to go. Let me ask you this. This is of course. Totally speculative what do you think would change senators mansions or senators cinemas mind. So they could get onto the bandwagon and eliminate the filibuster. I mean i'm hoping that they the republican obstruction and they changed their minds on their own. First of all these are both members who are moderate members in center mentions case. He comes from a pretty red state. Tom president trump won by huge margins in two thousand sixteen and twenty twenty. When it comes to senator cinema. She comes from more purple state estate. Where that's trending blue but is still not certainly not a blue state quite yet. They're both moderate pragmatic members. I think there's nothing more moderate and pragmatic than working to fix the senate breakthrough the gridlock and dysfunction and deliver results for your constituents. So my hope is that they do care about getting results for their constituents. I think they do. They have a legislative agenda. They wanna get things done when it comes to west. Virginia there's a whole lot of needs from economic development highways sewer systems ends. You know there's healthcare money that needs to go there. Especially as as the country moves away from coal and moves into more clean energy technology that that west virginia could benefit a whole lap from a whole lot is happening and arizona of course also has a whole lot of needs in their people need economic growth in jobs and comprehensive immigration reform and these are members wanted deliver results. Who want to get things done. In fact i know. Senator manchin has talked about how when he was governor. He likes getting things done and one of the things he doesn't like about being a senator is how it's all talk and no action. So i'm hoping that when push comes to shove and they face the decision do we spend ten years doing nothing but bickering and fighting and pointing fingers at each other. Absolutely nothing getting done or do we not say that we were wrong about the filibuster. They don't need to say they were wrong. About the filibuster. They can credibly. And honestly say i was right about the filibuster before i thought it was a tool that promoted bipartisanship and compromise. But it clearly isn't doing that. The filibuster has never been used more and bipartisanship and compromise has never been seen less so clearly. There is something wrong clearly. We need to make changes. Hopefully center mentioned center's cinema will now support these policies and getting them across the finish line. And i'm not gonna let this rule stop that from happening. So i'm hoping that can happen but i think that you know even even beyond what they can say and what they could think i. I'm hoping that it's going to be about issues that it's going to be about the things they care about. I'm hoping that the conversation ultimately is not going to be about some arcane parliamentary procedure. It's canoeing about things that people care about. It's going to be about the voting rights. Act it's going to be about covid relief. It's going to be about raising the minimum wage and the conversation. Then this is going to have to be. Are you going to get that done with the majority of support and of supermajority support among the population among voters. Or are you not an in the end. They're going to do the right thing and choose to get things done. I get the sense. That president biden wants to do that from the way he's talking from what he saying in the public and what his team is saying about the need to pass big bold legislation. they have a robust agenda. They wanna do big things. Senator schumer has been working for a long time to win the senate and become majority leader with a democratic president to do big things. And i'm pretty hopeful and confident that in the end when push comes to shove they're going to put their constituents i and they're gonna do what has been done many many times over the years when it comes to the rules and update the rules to match the moment and to make the senate work when something in the rules stopped working. You fix it. And i'm hoping that they can do that. Yeah me too. So what is the downside of removing the filibuster. What do you foresee. Maybe an unintended consequence the primary concern. That many people on the left have is that. It's what i like to think of as the shoe is on the other foot arguments. There's concern that if you get rid of the filibuster now than maybe in four years. Republicans win the presidency. Maybe they win the senate and the house too and then with the filibuster gone. There's legitimate concern about what an unleashed republican party would do in government when it comes to women's health and rights when it comes to civil rights when it comes to workers rights labor issues you know special interest and that there's a whole lot that should concern anyone about what republicans would do with full power and no filibuster to stop the worst of the legislation that they want to pass. That's a legitimate concern. That is something that people in very good faith argue and i think it's it's an argument or a concern that needs to be taken seriously. I've a few response. That's so first and foremost. I think that there's no reason to believe that. Not that not getting rid of the filibuster. Now protects you from mitch mcconnell. Getting rid the filibuster later. If he thinks it's in his interest the best evidence for this. I think is what i mentioned before that senator reid in two thousand thirteen specifically excluded supreme court nominees from his elimination of the filibuster on nominees. Generally under the assumption or expressing the hope that when republicans took power they would preserve that and they would make it so that supreme court nominees is the highest court in the land. A lifetime appointment would still be subject to a sixty threshold. But the moment senator mcconnell took control in two thousand seventeen he waited i i believe it was three days of democrats filibustering gorsuch before he changed the rules and said no. I'm eliminating the filibuster on supreme court nominees to he would do the exact same thing. I am quite confident. If he sought in his interest p believed it was something that would expand his power or advances ideological interests in twenty twenty five. So that's number one any kind of forbearance on the part of democrats in this moment not only does not guarantee forbearance republicans in three to four years. It doesn't even help in my view. The other thing i would say this gets a little bit to what i mentioned before about. The window of opportunity is four. Years is a long time. There are some major issues facing our nation when you listen to scientists and hear them talk about the climate crisis and what needs to happen now. How far behind we already our democracy reform and fixing our broken democracy and finding ways to restore that faith that people have lost in the past few decades making sure that voting rights are protected. We don't have much time to fix those issues and things are bad but they could get worse and if we don't do it now because of a concern even a legitimate concern about what republicans can do in four years. I think we're making a big mistake. I think we're missing a big opportunity. The final thing. I would say on that point. Is that making some of these democracy reforms and forcing republicans to actually cater to the needs. The desires the interest of the actual majority of the country will make them a more reasonable party and will make it less dangerous when they do take control and the filibuster is eliminated. Republicans right now don't have to cater to the majority. They are a minority -tarian party. They haven't won the popular vote in a long time. And this is a shocking number but democrats won forty one million more votes than republicans in the senate. Republicans are slipping into a minority party and they are right now intent on protecting their power while being a minority party. What we need to do by making some of these democracy reforms is forcing them to really become a normal party actually win by cheating not by preventing voters from going to the polls or by gerrymandering. So that they could choose their districts or by having unlimited money and politics but by actually catering to the needs of the majority and having an agenda that the majority of voters actually supports and being able to exist in this multi-racial democracy that we have right now and we'll hopefully continue to have. That is the way that we make sure that that we take some of the fangs out of the threat that republicans could take power. They will take power. Republicans will win once again in the future and my hope is that when they do win when that does happen it will be in a system that is fair voters actually decide what they get the majority of votes and by having to do so they have moderated their policies at are actually can do things that are not as scary to a lot of these people who have concerns about the shoe potentially being on the other foot so as an everyday citizen. What are two things. I could be doing to end the filibuster. Because you know we're not serving in the senate so we could not participate in these votes. So the first thing is talk to your senator reach out and don't make it about the filibuster. Make it about the issue. You care if you care about. Climate change reach out to your senator and talk to them or their staff about why you believe. The climate change needs to be tackled and then connect the dots when they say they're center supports climate change legislation. Say okay. we'll do you support getting rid of the filibuster to many them. Thankfully right now. We'll say yes those that don't should be asked to explain. Why not same thing with gun safety. There's a whole lot of people across the country who've seen what happened and parkland schools and just cities across the country and who desperately want commonsense gun safety legislation and who know that that that won't get done who are frustrated that that can't get done. Ask your senator do support this if yes. Do you support getting rid of the filibuster. The tool the nra and the republican allies us to stop this connecting. Those dots is going to be so important. And that's i think the most important thing that people can do that senators realize that they can't just get away with saying they support legislation. They actually have to account for how they're going to get it done. And even more specifically they have to account for the thing that is stopping it. It is not enough to promise. You'll do something and will you can say you're willing to take the steps needed to actually get it done. The second thing i would say is to educate your friends. It's not an easy issue. It's a procedural issue. It's not on top of people's minds. It's a tough issue to explain but you can explain it and keep it simple post these stories on facebook and on twitter. Reach out to friends when you see a story about republicans filibustering something and sometimes you see in the media. It's reported as if this were just the way it is and this is the way it always will be. Tell your friends. Hey did you know that. The filibuster didn't actually exist until relatively recently do know that the filibuster was only used to block civil rights bills until mcconnell started using it to block literally everything. Do you know that democrats can change that. All they need fifty votes to change it. People just don't know these things yet and because people don't know that yet there's not nearly enough pressure on members of the senate to change it and they're able to keep going. The status quo is working for some of them. It's not working for many of them. There's increasing frustration. But the more people talk about this the more people connect the dots between the issues they care about and the procedural hurdle the brick wall that stands in the way of action. Getting them done the closer. We can get to actually having the centers that tough choice to change the rules and fix the problem. Well said last question looking into the future. What makes you hopeful. What makes me hopeful as that more and more people across the country and more and more senate democrats specifically are seeing this for what it is. Ten years ago this was a truly obscure issue. That was relegated to the wong the parliamentary geeks and maybe some lawyers and activists who were super engaged. Now it's something that mitch. Mcconnell was so worried about that. His first action as minority leader was to try to guarantee that democrats would never take the filibuster away. He is worried about this. It hasn't yet reached the level of public consciousness that we need but it is getting closer to that. More people are understanding. This more people are getting angry about it. More people are worried about what happens if we don't fix the problems that need to fix. Our democracy in our country and more people are willing to take action. I spent two months very worried that democrats were not gonna win the senate which would have slammed the door on reforms for two years but the people of georgia had a very different idea. And that gave me a lot of confidence and hope that that final push in georgia to get fifty votes in the senate for democrats. The white house for president biden the house for speaker pelosi and her democratic caucus. The door is now unlocked. And it's on all of us it's on activists and advocates an ordinary citizens to make your voice heard and make it so that that unlocked door gets opened a little wider and we could see some of these reforms get pushed through we could fix our democracy and restore that faith that people want to see restored and start getting things done and making a country work again here here. I hope you're right. Thank you very much for being on future hindsight and thank you very much for your advocacy on this issue. It's great to be here and thank you so much for covering these issues for everything you do on this podcast. We've heard so many times that the senate is considered the world's greatest deliberative body that i was genuinely surprised to hear that the parliamentary weeds as ellie calls. It are so unfair. Like many people. I did think that the filibuster is the action of a senator. Talking all night to prevent vote like when strom thurmond famously filibustered for over twenty four hours to block the passage of the civil rights act of nineteen fifty seven the fact that one anonymous senator can actually scuttle any and every piece of legislation brought before the senate is an astounding travesty. And i don't know what's worse that this has been allowed to happen. Unchecked for more than one hundred years or that everyday people don't really understand that it's happening at all. Whether or not the filibuster may have been a mistake a whether it really has fostered by partisanship here and there was clear today. Is that in. its history. It was primarily used to serve as a tool of obstruction. It's truly mind blowing to realize this senate rule has had such a damaging impact on our country although the trump administration and the republican majority under mitch mcconnell. I thankfully behind us. It's painfully clear. That the obstructionist ways of the opposition are not over as of this recording. Mcconnell has blocked the organizing resolution in the senate means that republicans are still running senate committees and therefore the agenda. If you agree that it's time to end the filibuster call your senator and let them know what legislation you want to see accomplished and why they must remove the filibuster to make that happen next week. Our guest is richard rothstein. He's the author of the color of law of forgotten. History of how our government segregated america it uncovers how federal state and local policy explicitly created racially homogeneous neighborhoods that violate the constitution and require mediation. We have a myth that the reason we're segregated every metropolitan area. This country is because of private activity. It's not just income differences. We think of this. Because private actors like banks real estate agencies and developers would sell to african americans or maybe big white homeowners and landlords wouldn't rented them. The reality is that the reason we are. Segregated is because of a set of racially explicit federal state and local policies they were designed to ensure that african americans and whites could not live near one another in any metropolitan area of the country. We discussed the indisputable proof that african americans have been the subject of discrimination by the government through public policy in all aspects of life well beyond housing and the continued marginalization of african american communities. Today until next time stay engaged. I'm mila atmos. Thank you for continuing to listen to feature hindsight. our executive producer is meal atmos the audio producers. peter fetig our associate producers are medium zoo and brookside. Be sure to listen to us on apple. Podcasts future hindsight dot com or wherever you enjoy podcasts. Every week to this podcast is part of the democracy group.
The Rush Limbaugh Show Podcast - Aug 25 2020
"Welcome to today's edition of the rush limbaugh show podcast in. Let me welcome you and thank you in just repeats again it's just a phenomenal honor to sit in for the Maha rushie eight, hundred, eighty, two to eighty two. If you want to be in the program, The New York Times Oh, it's a panic meter I went to the homepage times this morning and don't worry I use all sorts of prophylactics. It's Gels et Cetera on the screens of my devices. When I go to that page, don't WanNA catch anything. The panic. It is it's palpable. It was emanating from the page. There was not. A CLICHE The Times missed throwing at the Republicans. It was a panic page filled with Hush Stereo and it was higher Larry's. The panic in the mainstream media corridors I can feel it from here if you sit where you're at and just for second, just try to and I know this is terrible thing to ask you to do. But if you just think a little bit like Brian Williams. You can feel it remember the New York Times. When they did a turn to after Russia fell apart. There's a great article that the named sources that. The senior editor Sherp editorship at the New York Times today the Russian thing godly we our newsroom around Russia. It's gone. Just picks you the newsroom just panic they're sitting there crouched. What will we do? There's no Russia. What will we do? And suddenly the senior leadership of the New York Times a pivotal race. And they did. And last night. If you are in an honest world last night. The fiction. That the United States of America is a uniquely racist country. Was destroyed redistribute. And it's not because there were people of Color who spoke. It's because of the stories they told but more importantly this it's because of the struggles that they cherish. Because struggling is ownership. Struggling and struggling through, allow a person to say this success is mine. It's the very opposite, your bill that. It's the very opposite of what the Democrats promise which is to do everything for you, which gives them then licensed to do anything to you. Anytime a being is in a position to do anything for you. It's in a position to do anything to you. This is not a position we want to be in. Senator Tim Scott. Spoke of an imperfect union. He spoke of an imperfect country. He spoke of that country with love. Because we are imperfect people because we are human beings. We cannot be perfected by laws and diktats and socialism and more Joe Biden and more. Comma, Harrison that's not going to perfect us more street battles aren't going to be a perfect us. The tearing down of statues will not perfect does the installation of tyranny in Cultural Marxism? It will not perfect us we cannot be perfected. There was only one perfect person. In my world view that perfect person died for us. Tim Scott spoke of an imperfect union. He spoke of something. So key and this was a theme. A sub theme it's the most important sub theme to freedom. And that is the right to fail. The right to fail is fundamental to the right to succeed. Tim Scott spoke about failing school. and his mother didn't say, well, you're a failure. What does she go park right under here under the Democrat Tint in be life's failure and be life's loser and have the kinds Nancy Pelosi perhaps trump Thurman. Take Care of you. Know Strom Thurman for who he was was defeated by that man in an election. Tim Scott. Because Tim, Scott chose a different path. He chose a pathway to continually have the right to try into fail and he spoke of some words he spoke some words that to me. In body one of the differences between us and the left. He spoke. Of the evolution of the southern heart. that. Strikes through the cold dead heart of the race hustling on the left. Of the myth of white fragility, it strikes to its heart. Because for human because we're fallible. We also have the capacity to evolve in our thinking and our behaviors, and we have done that, and perhaps no nation has done a better job of that than the United States of America and Tim. Scott spoke to some of the historical injustices which are. which are endemic to the human species. We are imperfect. We do adapt and evolve and get better and Tim Scott recognized that in his speech in his stellar speech and. Across the board from CNN to NBC TO ABC, they're saying effectively Tim Scott and I understand that this could be a provocative statement but they were saying to him get back in your place. Beck over. With us. Tim. Scott in speaking of this evolution. In the heart of the south speaks of something else it drives a stake through the myth of systematic racism won't be be perfectly clear. Of course, there's raced as we are a failed species we try. We lift ourselves up. I. Think the United States has done as good a job if not better than any nation in lifting ourselves up and becoming better. Systematic racism means that couldn't have happened the Tim Scott Story couldn't have happened. The Nikki Haley story couldn't have happened. The maximum of story couldn't have happened. When Tim Scott speaks of the evolution of the southern heart, he speaks of course of the evolution of human beings. Human beings are systems without humans, water systems, their pieces of paper, their walls, their doorways, their windows, their computers. But they're not interactions furthermore, this system of America. And this is one of our exceptional qualities. This is the one of the keys to American exceptionalism. Our system was designed to evolve peacefully through the peaceful transfer of power a peaceful transfer of power that Barack Obama and Joe, Biden and Susan Rice and Jimmy Clapper and James Komi tried to prevent with the Russia hoax. They tried to prevent the peaceful transfer of power. Our system is designed for a species that evolves and adapts and becomes better because of the design of our system because our founders said, we must have a way to peacefully grow society to peacefully make changes to peacefully have consequence to the redress of grievance. The First Amendment gives us the right. Unalienable right to address the government for our grievances. If you have a right to address the government for grievances but no system by which you can remedy the grievances you have basically social. Media. But. We do have tools to caused changes drawn by inspired by drawing attention to buy our grievances. That's the voting booth. That's legislation. It is our system of governance that can evolve over time that's not systematically racist. There are racist in our midst there always will be there are people who look down upon people for being fat or overweight as my father was there are people who looked down upon people like me for driving a big truck or or for looking weird Ivan Gray hair short hair it happens. Tim Scott. Did Not Park under victim Zeh Shen. And so you have media people saying get back over where you belong. Don't tell your story of Success Maximo. Alvarez. Reminded me of one of the most precious stories and experiences I've had. This is a man. Who is done fleeing tyranny This is a man with a warning. And maybe this is what the major media. The liberal media maybe this is what they found because they watched a dark convention. They watched a convention filled with fear. Maybe, they washed with weird colored circus type glasses on and. Terrible pulsing horror show movie music in the background. Maximo Alvarez didn't. Speak of fear. He. Spoke of parents with kids who couldn't swim who went into an open ocean to come to a land. Well in perfect built within its imperfect system, the ability to peacefully grow to peacefully adapt. He has seen the opposite in he said I choose president trump because I. Choose America There is a party, a major political party that does not choose America. They choose riots. They, choose street violence and make no mistake. This is funded. It's logistically supported. I'm on the West Coast. This stuff was test marketed here. It's being test marketed in Portland it's meant as propaganda value for your cities like Denver. I saw what happened in your beautiful city. In Wisconsin I see what's happening in your state in the city I in the cities back there I see it. There's a political party that doesn't choose America they choose that. And they choose much more. Will Continue to compare these things as we roll through Russia's program is taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh the. Bay It's taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh NIA network. Thanks to five hundred K. Q. and T. in spokane. Let me use a studio normally every. Morning facts, they do a talk show and add to seven seventy eight T T H in Seattle. Last night in an honest world the mythology of the United States of America as a uniquely racist country was was tossed to the side despite all of the panic, the the asthma of panic making its way around newsrooms around the country and it's it's profoundly it's well, it's one part. Funny. It's at another part very depressing to watch these people encountered this sort of panic panic in their life. Because of a convention. and. The convention that we saw at least I saw as extremely hopef-, I don't know what you saw what I saw and to see. Tim Scott. Speaks of words I believe. Compressed into one idea how America is able to evolve first of all from the human heart, but then the heart can only do so much. You need systems in place in there is in American exceptionalism. There is an ability to change over time an Tim Scott spoke of the evolution of the southern heart of starting my small business and spending some time and local government I decided to run for Congress in two thousand ten but district is based in Charleston South Carolina where the civil war started against a son of our legendary Senator Strom. Thurmond. Asking Yourself, how does a poor black kid from a single parent household run and win in a race crowded with Republicans against the Thurman? Because of the evolution. Of the southern. Heart. In overwhelmingly white district, the voters judge me not on the color of my skin but on the content. Of My character. In this is what we're told doesn't happen. This is what we're told US impossible because of our of the white fragility, there is a dynamic. That is so unbelievably disturbing an unbelievably obvious that I pray in when I say that, I mean on my knees. That people understand we have a political party that is scapegoating race of people. Openly scapegoating a race of people scapegoating white people specifically straight white men. That has never in history ended well, but it's always always the tool of tyrants. The always must build up them. This is them and they have what you should have except they've taken from you in even if they never touched anything of yours, even if they've never been in your proximity, they've taken it from you. Even if they're six years old, they've somehow taken from you because of their DNA, this is the evil evil design of the. Idea of white fragility it is this your either a Zombie and you know it or your Zombie, and you don't know what you're either a racist and you know it or you're a racist and you don't know Tim Scott has faced racism. Herschel Walker has faced it Nikki. Haley has faced it again, the myth was blown on the water, not because people of color spoke, but because of the stories they told and the struggles that they cherish. And speaking of the struggles Maximo Alvarez. Exactly. What president trump is fighting president trump he's fighting the forces viner. King? Communism. Am I know who will continue to do just that. I'm what about his opponent? On the rest of the swamp. I have? No. Doubt. That will the country over to those dangerous forces. You and I will decide. On here's what I've decided. My decision is very easy. Choose President Trump. Because I choose America. I listened to that man and I am drawn back into a grocery store in downtown spokane Washington and I was a little boy. And we had some neighbors and the neighbors had rescued one of their one of their fathers grandfathers from Cuba and I don't know the full family history because it's not my family but I remember the time. I, remember the setting. I remember that they had to pay this gentleman by this gentleman out of Cuba twice. Because the first time, Castro didn't let them come out. And I remember standing in the grocery store I remember it was a perfectly natural day I remember the gentlemen's nickname and I remembered that he didn't walk. So well, he was aged these are my dear friends and I remember standing in the grocery store we got to the cereal aisle in this man had to be bought out of Cuba twice who'd been a business owner in Cuba. Stood in the grocery in the grocery store in the. Cereal. Aisle. And he looked around him and he said. WH-, which which one do we have to buy He meant which cereal. Are we forced to purchase. In his daughter said to him Papa, we buy whichever ones we want. and. The old man wept in cereal. Any wept at the choice that was presented him. And in the Orange County Convention and go on the record I, normally don't watch conventions I read the transcripts I normally don't watch political speeches. I. Read The transcripts choose not to follow personalities choose to follow policies a choose to follow progress in promises and I choose to track things this way. But last night I didn't watch a convention of grandstanding I, watched a convention of clarity. I watched maximum Alvarez who knows what we're fighting, who knows what is coming our way because he has seen it and others have seen it and it's very real. It's not pretend this time. These aren't playthings. When you have a major political parties VP candidate Kamala Harris Cy, who is and I say that because there's multiple people who may corrupt she's not an individual human being she'll be whatever is needed to be at the moment to gain power. That's it. When she spending her time raising money for bail funds to get people out. So they never even spend the night in jail in Kenosha I want you to know I see what's happening you community heartbreaks. We'll talk about the details of that. Also know this there are lawyers they're, and they're bailing these people out and they're funded and they're logistically supported. And the reality is this. This is different this time. Is Different because of the logistics and the support, and because you have people now openly protecting the activities of rioters while they openly destroy the activities of churchgoers in small business, and this is the choice and that is the election and Maximal Alvarez is warning us not inferior. In strength and in hope he warns this country. Gets your phone calls at eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh on the EIB network. Can't wait to talk to you today to continue to explore the RNC conduction. It is a tremendous honor to fill in for rush limbaugh eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two could no-show. Wisconsin is is burning down I mean in so for the people in Wisconsin. Just stop for second with Talkradio stuff and let me just reached you. Die In extremely sad to see what's going on your community and I feel a lot of anger but what I'm saying. And I'm not an angry person. I don't choose to do that politically but those aren't my car lots and those aren't my homes and businesses. Being destroyed. And let me say this about what we're watching from the the usual suspects in the media I have a mild suggestion for you. Maybe make race to focus to something if you have no idea if racism focused to something, I know that that breaks down the narrative and we've been talking about this this morning. We've been talking about this afternoon depending where you are. We've been talking about the just the myth. That America is systematically racism the blown myth of white fragility. It was blown out last night, not not because of people of Color speaking but because of the struggles that they cherish and the outcomes that cannot happen in a society that is not built to evolve. Because we are governed consent of the governs, we to a legal means a non street violence means get to change things. Here's what we're finding out. Now after the media had said a white cop and you know the rest shot an unarmed black man and you know the rest. We're finding a tragedy of course, lives taken tragic lives at the risk of being taken. Tragic it is. That's a fact. It's immoral fact. We have to turn to the foreign press. In this morning it was the Daily Mail that has the full video of the interaction between the police officers. And Jake Blake. And what what appear to see in the video is a scuffle, a bit of a wrestling match in Jacob Blake then going to his car. And police officers have a responsibility to go home to their kids. They were apparently called to break up a fight and apparently Jacob Blake preferred the break up the fight in according to what I've read. Even in the Washington Post Blake was taste and he didn't stop. And it doesn't mean that I'm excited to see a human life taken I don't think the cops wanted that. But according to another media report this from way back in September twenty, two, thousand fifteen from the racine county edge. Another suspect named Jacob Lake who looks a lot like the Jacob Blake of the other night. Apparently had a habit of keeping firearms in his car. In his interesting after telling officers, they weren't there cops have a responsibility to go home. Last night during the Convention State Representative. Vernon. Jones spoke about police officers. Offices are a fellow citizens they live in our country. They have families too. They live our communities. Unfortunately Democrats have turned their backs on our brave police, officers, they call it defunding. An essay danger to our cities, our neighborhoods and our children. Isn't it ironic that Democrat politicians have personal security to protect them. So why don't they forego their security replaced him with social workers especially since that's what they want for you and me. Can sound like an absurdity and let me just tell you straight from Seattle and Portland and the West Coast and in fact, in other cities around the country Minneapolis, you know this. It's not a joke. It's not an accident. It's a win win for the left, the the cities continued to destabilize, and so they say we need more control and as criminals become more emboldened. No, I'M NOT GONNA listen to the police in in Seattle understand last night they once again to burn down a police station. They've made several attempts to burn down police stations in Portland folks. They have blinded perhaps for life. Three federal officers who may never get see their children These actions are real and they're being sponsored from the top and funded. Logistically in the police officers have a right and a responsibility to go home and the Democrats have done more than turn their back. They've gone from just scapegoating. A race of people. Which is unconscionably evil To scapegoat an entire race of people to make them the cause of all evil, it is unspeakably perverse. There are also now getting specific that all cops ac a be all cops are. The words. There's breweries the West. Coast to put that on the bottom of their beer cans seeking attention and virtuous signaling. Praise from the Democrat. Party. Has the choice Ben more start in our history of elections. Let's talk to Connie in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Connie on the rush limbaugh program has taught him and filling in appreciate you calling morning Connie. Morning thank you for taking my call in Johnny go ahead. Growing up. In The situation with the phones I can't hear Connie but we'll put on hold. There it is. Oh, coney morning. Welcome Good Morning I. Just wanted to mention grew up in Milwaukee my family we're still there and in the eighties early eighties late seventies in high school, growing up ID bikes through town down the Lakefront. There were many times we were scared for her life, my sister, my friends ourselves because and I, I don't know how to say this but you know a group of black kids with start chasing us wanting our bikes and we never load them so fast. Walking through the mall or down the street, and you sure look twice at somebody or they followed out to your car and slapped you around. I experienced that. So you know the likes of Lebron James saying he's afraid for his life can joy his golf game I just WANNA take it on rent grow up move on or something we all have experienced things like that in our life. Was Your Assessment Connie. When you were a that, you are being targeted for your race. You know honestly, we still talk about it and laugh but now it's not so funny if you look twice. At somebody of the other you know color you you just didn't even now driving. You know it's like don't look twice because you don't know if they're the ones that'll turn around follow you. Because it happened to us normal. You know normal kids in a normal neighborhood, go to the mall and. Ride your bike down to go somewhere. It's just you never knew and so this manifested now in you thinking that all black people steal bikes in all black people bully. No not at all, because I have a lot of black friends grew up went to school high school seventy percent black, and the rest of us were makes had a lot of friends there still do but you just never knew so being afraid for your life kind of thing, I, I remember going babysitting driving across town getting a flat tire. Not, in our neighborhood and just driving on it because I knew you never stopped in places like that because you were afraid 'cause you were white is the white girl. It's interesting that you you mentioned that this didn't manifest in fear for you. The left is done something. So poisonous, Connie, our societies to say, if you even mentioned, you have black friends all year racist black friends had excuses everything. It's a human experience. What you're saying is no. I've experienced people. I've experienced people in. MILWAUKEE. I remember my mom. She's a very trusting chefs to be very liberal woman in a lot of her friends are listening. Hi, MOM's friends and. And we were in Los Angeles. This is just after the watts riots and we're going to Disneyland, here's my mom blonde hair. Here's US blond-haired kids in a little Subaru read Subaru, and we're running out of gas and she stopped at a gas station and I'm telling you the the neighborhood was destroyed. I. Say well, I remember saying why are the car smashed up my mom's Oh. It's an older neighborhood and she had no gas. She's out of gas and in a black gentleman pulled up in the station wagon and he took my mom to task. He's what are you doing? She said I'm just GONNA guess because no no, you're crazy. What are you doing? Get Out of here so no amount of gas and he said get the gas in your car and you follow me you don't he took us onto the freeway and he pointed goal there in that gentleman probably had a family that gentleman was probably a GRANDPA and he knew that racial tensions were high. I don't think that man was saying. All. Black people anything or all white people anything I think he's saying you don't know the tensions and what I want to say to Wisconsin. And in in your area, there are people who know the tensions and they want to worsen them. I would ask you to pray. For your decision makers into prey to be afraid, let's not become the hatred. There's so much more to talk about that that back there. Thank you. Connie for Russia's program it's talk with you taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh the IB. No. Start Herman filling in for rush limbaugh and the EOB network. The biggest town hall in the history of the world created by one man's intelligence and energy. That's rush and Ti be who makes it easy for guest hosts rush doesn't need any help make things easy from the west coast across the country. This the violence you've seen in in the city is propaganda it's real violence and it is harming real police officers and throw a plug here. It's not plugged. It's something you need to know. I'd ask you to check out the twitter accounts of my colleague Jason Ranch with Z. to see the reality. The reality is people are being allowed to burn down police stations. The reality is people are being allowed to attack cops. The reality is the are being bailed out. The reality is the machinations are in place. For this to continue if God forbid Joe Biden wins, they'll say to the people on the left in charge. Do you want us to write or do you want us to you WANNA pay us off? If president trump wins we have four years. To find the people who are funding this domestic terrorism. And to neutralize the finances and to put them on trial and convicted to do with what we do there. These things are real. We face something else. There's a spiritual component to this I, firmly believe it. In I ask you to not become the anger. I know that's difficult. We see what is being done to a car burning down a Karla will not. Stop. Anyone from dying. It will not put bullets back in a gun it will not. cause. Jacob Lake to go back in time to rethink his decision to wrestle officers. The can't do that. We can see the circumstances I've seen it. I've smelled the burning of my cities. I struggled to not become the anger because then they win, it's will. They do. We make bad decisions and we become something. We don't want to be let's TALK TO TOM IN OREM UTAH. Tom You're on the rush limbaugh program it's taught her filling in Tom. Hi. I wanted to first of all kills send out prayers for rush. We we love him here and my point is from the beginning of time we have been in a struggle between good and evil. Our constitution gave us a chance to overcome evil because it was an inspired document in my estimation now we Are in a position where evil is at least evil feels like it's winning and it really becomes a challenge for us to be the best people we can be to overcome the evil. That's my point. What's the strongpoint and by the way? No or very, very well I've got family in ornament I would say this about. The evil winning. It in wins in multiple ways, one of the ways it wins is that it makes us become the anger. That's why I was talking about that Tom. I don't want to do that the the way it wins of courses installs tyranny in one of the things that I try to keep in mind is that God is aware of these battles God knows these Badger going on he knew they would happen and it can seem sometimes like a burden on us to live in these times and yet we are given an opportunity to be the ones who deal with this. So others don't have to. It's our opportunity. I would say one last thing about this. Tom. President trump is an imperfect human being sometimes as rush limbaugh has said himself sometimes, the President says things that even ardent supporters have trouble digesting or defending, and yet I will tell you this I firmly believe after four years of watching this man no, one would fight this battle. The Way Donald Trump is fighting it and I've heard rush describe as in a battle, a death battle with communism and. It. And I just want to thank you for the call Tom thanks very much. That's that's folks. Sometimes I've said, this local show sometimes the words leave my loud mouth when I'm doing talk radio I'm saying a good to semi saying these things in my sink this about this country we love so much I am, and I'm telling them you because from the bottom of my heart and my soul of studied the left for years under the tutelage of Russian. I see it first hand I've met the people of ANTIFA firsthand. They're committed. They're hypnotizing talk to Jerry in greer. South? Carolina Jeremy. Got About a minute and a half together. Welcome to Russia show. Appreciate you calling Tottenham. That was just thankful that you took my call today and that was just gonNa tell a the listeners today that yesterday I was able to go by the Greenville Spartanburg port and I saw air force. One takeoff you know because of the convention stuff in Charlotte will resume. Apparently, part of the planet. P. So, anyway. I I. Got to listen to the RNC last night and I saw where Nikki Haley. Donald trump junior and Tim Scott. We're all lined up together and I wanted to listen to Tim Scott. Because he did the commencement program for both of my kids when they graduated from High School, I home schooled my kids. And so them Scott. You. Know I happened to be a white male I'm fifty three years. Old Today is my thirtieth wedding anniversary. And you WANNA talk about Systemic racism. Well I'm GonNa tell you. I. My white male like I said, fifty three years old and I got the privilege to vote for not only for Nikki Haley but for Senator Tim Scott. and. The difference between Tim Scott and a personalized Barack Obama. Tim Scott is a man of integrity and that's what we need in America today. So thank for bringing him up last night or on your program today. Well, it's Russia's program. I, just get to fill in but I'll tell you you know. Listening to Tim. Scott speak I just since this great power that wraps around a core of humility, you know Jerry that's really rare to have someone with such obvious evident power that wraps in the soul of of humility and a recognition of his own faults and his own his own failings. It was a remarkable speech. She seems to be a remarkable man what an honor that you got to vote for him. Thanks for calling Russia show. Jerry appreciate very much go with God. We'll come back on the Russian. Program is taught him and filling in on the. Honor a thrill to fill in for rush limbaugh and the IB network. If you're Jones in for rush and you should be please make sure you member of rush twenty, four, seven at rush limbaugh dot com you get access to everything rush it drives the liberal media nuts because they can't make money on subscriptions. Roche is. trouncing him. For years on digital, it's Nutty to talk to them about that. When they find out how much you know how successful is at that I just tell you at one of the signs of the madness that is so much of the media response to president trump he announced this plasma treatment. For, convalescents. COVID. Patients, people who really are at risk in in convalescent centers. Plasma treatments their old hat. Around, forever, the same exact people. Who are demanding that everybody where a mass despite the absolute absence of any controlled randomized trials showing that masks work. In fact, it's just the opposite. There's about fifteen controlled randomized trials that show they don't work. They're demanding slowdown. This is wildly responsible. And President Trump? He's the right to try president not just on the healthcare front is the woman spoke brilliantly last night. But in life. The right to try. They don't even want the right to. Screw remits Todd Herman in for Rush Limbaugh. Huge thank you to a rush and team. For allowing me this immense honour. Appreciate, it's eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two. If you care to be on the program, love to chat with as many folks in Russia's audience as possible today remember Mitt Romney said I'm a severe conservative that's a pretty common turn of phrase. Spend any time in society at all I know. Talk years ago to a a great pastor church and the suburbs. So impressed with the thought and and the law that went into the sermon and the humor and I went and said pastor I just wanted to tell you that I was just so very touched by the way you treated the word of God he's well, I'm a severe Christian. It's it's a very common turn of phrase that when you are really something in its really your heart, you say severe severe mother I'm a severe father very genuine. Not. There's a question. That is not going to be asked about president trump, which would be asked about A. For just a second. WAS PICTURING A. President Mitt Romney. Is. Not. Going to be asked of of of president trump and data we'll triangulate. Triangulation is a real thing. Is You it is it's a plant it's a planned exercise. I didn't know how cynical was. Until it works in politics I learned the actual formal act of triangulation. This is not going to be president because he's not gonNA triangulate. And, there are people who will point to that and say that's why I can't. I can't go all the way. Will listen. Here's your choice. You have a guy who won't triangulate because he walked down an escalator and said, this is who I am. This is who I'm going to be. This is how I speak. It's going to continue to speak these are the ideas I have these the ideas I'm going to continue to have my family has been involved in my business. All these years of their can continue to be involved in the White House look. I could look at that and say, look I'm not a fan of having family in the white. House. All amount of fan of having Hillary Clinton run the country's healthcare. I'm not a fan of having any form of cronyism and we have a choice. We have a president of the United States who came down an escalator and said, this is how I present myself. These are my thoughts, my ideas. This is who I am and that has been a constant and it's something I've learned now to rely upon. On the other hand we have two people who are telling you listen you need me to go back to be moderate or. Moderate I can do that right now you have people who've gone through triangulation exercises. I'm firmly convinced Kamla Hera side the multiple people that make up Kamala. Harris that live in her body. was selected because she successfully moved as far as she could away from where she had been in her career. She'd been woman who laughed and giggled about putting in jail the parents of truant kids. Now, she is pitching bail fund for people who destroy Wisconsin, who destroy Portland in New York in Seattle so that they don't even pay a cost of a ninety jail. So you have on one hand a person who's not going to try the what is triangulation It's not what you saw last night in the convention. There's no triangulation. I can tell you that there are people in Establishment DC saying, for instance, the National Review set of the convention it was dot dot dot. Good. No was fantastic. It was fantastic because it presented real life decisions of people who have lived them. People who have said I will not live under the banner of victimhood I will choose my way forward. I will control my life. To the degree that I can triangulation on a formal sense is this that you sit down with a candidate you look at the district they're trying to win and you look at the issues in their color coded you'd say to the candidate Hey I'm gonNA need you to back off a bit on your stance on abortion I need you to soften that just a little bit and there are candidates who so want to be in office who so want the power or the adoration or the idolatry that comes with a they'll do it. Oh, back off a little bit. I'll change just a little bit on that front. I didn't see that last night I still saw America I in in this instance. This today this now America Means Freedom I. That is legitimately what it means. I think in the president's career I think. If I look at his his his decision to listen to Tony out she comes from a place also with the president, how do we save the people? How do we save lives. Now. I I am I. Feel very happy. The President I think has has redirected from FAO because I think felt she has been disastrous. What of my hopes is that the president in this convention will have Dr Scott Atlas speak that Dr Scott Atlas can speak to the shutdowns. I want Dr Scott Atlas to speak to the mathematical realities of what what the shutdown to rot. There's an alice I've read in a find it very, very compelling and very, very believable that the coverted has taken six hundred and fifty thousand light years. The lockdowns listening to this please. The lockdowns have taken two, million, two, hundred, thousand life years, and it's getting worse. Cova deaths are going down. There are more people dying for the lockdowns comes from a gentleman on on twitter called ethical sceptic before he say oh twitter. It's fascinating to watch him be peer reviewed. Fellow data analyst digging into his data he sources his data, he shows you transparently his math he's using. These are people who avoided cancer treatments. These are people who went back to drinking. These are people who committed suicide because of the lockdowns I hope Dr Scott Atlas will speak to this reality and informed the American people of the reality of covert Yes for some people. It's a matter of concern, but it shouldn't be locking down reconnaissance. The lockdowns have not changed the picture they've not. Peru, was one of the biggest most stringent militant lockdown countries and their soaring in death rates. By some major, they have the highest death rates. Your odds of surviving. Cove between the ages of sixty five and seventy, five, ninety, nine, point nine, zero, six percent of Americans at age have not died from the cover. And that's the age group most at risk I hope that Dr Scott, Atlas will speak to this because we're having something stolen from us. And there are people at the World Health Organization and other other organizations who want to permanently steal from us. The World Health Organization's bosses saying we need to permanently changed the way we live because of covid permanently. One of the most profound and energetic things I heard the Maha say is no I refuse our goal is returned to normal it must be but the boss of the World Health Organization is saying because of this this I'm covert which has the mortality rate of severe flu. We must permanently change everything he tied it to the global warming scheme. He tied those things together. He is telling us in transmitting to us. We're going to change you because when a bureaucrat or technocrat. Like the head of the world. Health. Organization says we. The the change he doesn't mean we in the sense that he's involved in the change. Nothing will change in his life. P. Means you need to change. And Joe Biden and Kamala Harris stand with this. Be Stand against the math. The propaganda of silence that most of the media has pulled around the reality of Covid is shocking and effective in the average American thinks thirty million people have died. No, that's not true. But one hundred seventy thousand people sadly lost their lives I choose to listen to Maximo Alvarez. I choose to listen to a gentleman who says in America I will build my own future by parents. Only wanted one person. To decide my fate. ME. Some Body member some government official. Some. Bureaucrat. In America. Would decide my future. I am so grateful to America. I was able to build my American dream. Through hard work and determination. Preceding trump knows that the Americans story was written by people just like you and I Who Love. Our country. Dangerous. To build a future for our families and neighbors. This is a man who's built a incredible fortune and do you hear in his voice? Any fear. Because I'm told. That the Republican convention was fear darkness do you hear fear from that man? Out of here, any of it. I hear Romancing I choose. Not. All of US build energy companies from the trunks of cars that are worth billions of dollars remember when we sold my father's house to a teacher. Father had passed on the teacher bought it with a briefcase full of cash. Because he had saved his entire life he lived with in some. Way He started the briefcase full of hundreds of thousands of box. In the desk at school because he trusted his kids. Like they didn't his there. This dream. CanNot Happen When there's a party that says, you cannot risk you cannot try. You cannot extend yourself when a party that says to Tim Scott and Nikki Haley and Vernon Jones get back in your place. We cannot allow it. This is the election that will decide whether there is an American I don't believe I overstate that's top in for rush limbaugh the IB. Taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh on the EIB network, of course, phone number's eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight. Eight to. Me In the New York Times homepage. It's they. They're all now your times is Q. Q. Non all over the place all the time. And the readers of dinner times have no idea what this movement is. And I haven't spent a lot of time with the movement. I. Don't I don't spend a lot of time things. I can't verify controls. I prefer to be grounded in fact as much as possible and I read this homepage for the Times. And they say this for instance as as if this is extraordinary to donald trump trump's fighter, their fight they have is back unapologetically. Wow. Because I know a lot of people who back Joe, Biden, and said, hey, listen I really won't apologize for backing a person who is clearly demented and lost his faculties and saying the same speech he said for forty seven years and has had racial epitaphs and terrible things about people different race roll off his tongue quite easily for the past forty-seven years whose family is corrupt and clearly taking payoff money from China. I just apology they didn't do that. The the people who read The Times. and. Who Rely on that for any form of news would have thought that last night at the convention president trump and a team of people came on stage in dark black clothing with death metal in the background raw diane unless they would. They'd have this this imaginary convention that occurred in their mind. The kindest thing. The Times could say New York Times was that Tim Scott offered an optimistic view of America given his experience. Tim Scott told the story. And if you choose to see that as optimistic thing, you're living in reality, but he also spoke of challenges. And he spoke of Yes. There are changes needed. Skip over the part where Tim Scott was called the token. I'm very focused and Tim Scott I wanted to get into Nikki Haley some of the things she said I also want to get into this this. Stark comparison. I how do I say this with enough? Seriousness Almost feel like I'm repeating something you said earlier but I have to underline italicized it emboldened the Democrat Party is okay with terrorism our streets. There funders big donors are providing logistical support. Their vice presidential candidate is providing free legal help for writer's. Court tearing apart this time Kenosha Wisconsin. That's the Democrat. Party that's that. But that's not darker scarier looming to the to the new. York. Times. That's not they don't. They're not going to be asked about that. President trump. President Obama and Biden both reference the peaceful protesters in we're listening to the young people. Where today is a single national media source going to Biden and Obama and come Comma Harris and saying jewell you decry what happened Kenosha Wisconsin Do Decry it. Because you know that if a a trump supporter. Spit on a parking meter attendant nothing against people who tend parking meters everybody has a job. The asked to disown it. And this stuff is headed to the suburbs and it's on purpose. It's part of the election part of it is to make sure you don't have trump signs into your yard part of it is to make sure you don't have trump you bumper strips on your car. is to make sure you don't speak out. Part of it is propaganda other other militants in cities to follow on. Let's talk to Wendy in Brookfield Wisconsin. When you're in the Russia program is taught Herman filling in High Wendy. Hi Todd. I WANNA scanned up for the heart broken silent majority in the Milwaukee suburbs in Brookfield Wisconsin, and which is right next door to Walla Tosa which is right right right next door to Milwaukee we are north of Kenosha obviously kenosha between Chicago and Milwaukee and we have seen the same kind of violent. Wallace agitated protests in Wao Tosa next door to our home. That is causing the residents in. Tosa to to. Actually think about moving out to question whether their kids are safe in school the leadership in. Walla Tosa EH MILWAUKEE, and Kenosha in. Brooksville have turned their back on us. The silent majority that wants to stand up for our police officers wants to even have a peaceful protests in favor of backing our badge and we were told that we couldn't do that in brook shields now in Tosa. There's a huge shopping mall called Mayfair Mall and it has been incursions of violent gangs and police officers trying to hold back people with guns running into the mall. One guy named officer Mensa was actually he was attacked by a mob at his own home because he fired on a man who was running into the mall with a gun and the leadership in Tosa actually supported his Demotion and wash of his job I'll find somewhere. Raleigh Samah the Milwaukee police chief was even demoted and subsequently retired because he stood up for his officers who are out there defending us we're the people who move to the suburbs. So the great schools, the peaceful safe neighborhoods and we're watching what is happening in our hearts you could say are evolved heart just like Tim Scott. Are evolved hearts are are heartbroken. So disappointed by how much leadership has turn their backs on even the DNC leadership turned its back on the walkie what's left for Milwaukee and the people like us who wanna see safety come back the voting booth in everyone of you everyone you know. This is Because we got a short time together. I want to say something then I'll shut up. What you just said. was. So eloquent. And so beautiful. And so well, constructed I. Hope You will get a recording of what you said to sixty million people wendy. And I hope people call your friends and say what's left for us. Will you do that? I'm trying to tell all my friends, the suburban educated females in Brookefield and grows, and while it does the WHO trump is the bad orange man I want them to see that he's the only one that has your back. He's the only one that is standing up to a national audience outside of you and watch and saying this won't stand this can't. Continue our country is at a break and you guys need to go out and vote for the right thing. Absolutely Wendy. That is a brilliant brilliant phone call. Thank you. For this one thing I would add because it's sort of in the neighborhood Keith Ellison the what is the AG it's Minnesota get confused he's. Minnesota AG. Keith Ellison. ANTIFA has also suggested that cops listen. Not Respond to rape calls. A woman who has been raped. The COPS should not respond. It's not fiction. It's real. The voting is. The decision is America or utter. Utter leftist chaos. Either through a payoff to the leftist or continued violence. Much. More to get to as we continue to it's taught him in for rush. Limbaugh. Just, an incredible honor to sit in for rush I am normally where you're at just listening to the show. So it's also fun to hang out with you eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two. I know that everybody has different standards of living and there are starting positions that people have in life and sometimes you look I've lived in in a tiny little one bedroom that that was a tiny little studio apartment where it was not unusual to have shootings in the neighborhood for real. And, Katie. Grew up in suburbia. That was a pretty interesting experience. It was educational. It was scary I'm thankful I'll always be thankful for having an opportunity to just have this different experience in life when I lived in DC. And would travel the ACELA corridor. That's where all the hotshots sit on the train, the fancy seats and need their fancy food and do their fancy phone calls the ACELA corridor. The train went went through an area in Baltimore and I say this knowing the vast reach of EIB, I really don't want offend anybody. But. The train would go through these neighborhoods in Baltimore. And took the train a couple of times to New York and I was thinking. Okay. So these are torn down buildings and wow, i. wish they do something and maybe they'll rebuild this one day and then one night I went through and I realized. People live here. In America. In Democrat controlled city. And I had a family member who worked? In. The ER. In Baltimore used to talk about the gunshot wounds nightly. And I was reading some of the coverage. Of the convention. And apparently, there's a woman who calls herself, Kim K. Baltimore. Phenomenal. She has perhaps the most shared political ads in history in of course, she spoke at the convention real name is Kimberly Classic. And she's from Baltimore. She walked those streets. Video. As watching that. and. It was looking at the abject poverty. And I'm wondering where word the Democrat. Gifts To people. Is. The image of what they intend to endow to us. To All Americans? That's the vision. I I imagine. I read this thing about Kenosha Wisconsin. In a hope of this. Great Hope. That the people of Kenosha will understand that the forces that brought that in Baltimore are the same forces that want police. Punished for saving their own lives and what happened in Kenosha it's a tragedy. It's always a tragedy when someone loses a life or is about to lose a life never stop saying that because human life is precious and I can't stop saying that. But in that case, Jacob Blake appeared to have made several decisions was to decide the break up a fight. The police were there to break up. To was to keep being belligerent to the police after having been told to stop three was apparently to wrestle with the police despite having been taste for was to run to his car and reach into it when he should know the police know that he apparently had a habit of hiding guns in his car. He made these decisions and very sadly ended in him being shot multiple times, which is now being used as an excuse to take a car lot someone's blood sweat and tears into destroy to the ground, and now that car lot looks like. These neighborhoods in Baltimore were human beings. Live. And there are parts of the country all around our country, their pockets of poverty, but there's a system that seems to create it. They want to expand this system. I find unfathomable it's talked to Tony in Palm Springs, California Tony on the Russian program is taught him filling in high Tony. Hey Todd good to talk to you. I was listening to Connie. You're caller earlier talk about her experience growing up in Milwaukee and it made me think about my experience growing up in middle America. You know I grew up in Michigan in a small town all white. When I was sixteen, we move to the inner city and to Flint Michigan. So Union towns run by Democrats for sure but I entered the eleventh grade there and every day I was bullied proposition by the black kids. I never thought about it as color I was just tired of these people do this to me and I lasted about thirty days and I finally dropped out because it got so bad. I had so many experiences growing up with black white Mexican you name it people are. Sometimes. I had a cop raped me a white cop, a black man rates me I don't have an issue with race I know it is about the character, the content of their character and what we have happening in these inner cities is all about ignorant. We need to educate these victims or so called victims of Union Democrat Agenda 'cause I seen it growing up in Flint, and his bad has nothing to do with race. It has absolutely everything to do with your your knowledge. GonNa Chair Tony wanted to thank you for being so offering your your thoughts but being vulnerable with us to talk about. These terrible things befalling you and the fact that she don't take these as an excuse now to paint with a broad brush, all these people you'd have a lot of excuses to do that and I think when you talk of ignorance in these situations I think that's part of it, but there's also this opportunism. That these political parties applying thank you for that Tony and and continued healing continued healing. There's Opportunism And The tragedy of what is being done. This is this portion of this drives me into a could drive me to despair. It could. When you tell young black kids. She just. The horrific fiqh horrific notion that seed Nancy Pelosi that's. That's your hope. This rich white woman is your hope. You know you'd think the schools and you think of the shutdown of the schools are just reading yet more data on this. It's now more than twenty two countries are open. There's no deaths no serious cases they've tracked because of Covid the schools are shut down shut down because the unions take a tour who's benefiting. WHO's benefiting from kids being trapped in schools who benefits from this? It's the same people who benefit from a whole bunch of money going into. Baltimore. Federal money. Somehow it never improve lives somehow politicians still had the ability to say, but I need more money in a need more control. Somehow it never made it into the neighborhoods. How is this possible with all of this money in all of this time and all of this focus and all of this rhetoric How's it possible? That it never made it to the neighborhoods to improve things. And understand people CANOSSA. What's being done you don't deserve. The young people that are burning things they are right now this is so difficult I. Admit it please don't hate the young people hate what they're doing but find the people who motivated and. Pay For it and it will lead to Barack Obama it will lead to the community organizer in chief it will lead to the guy who said target isolated cut it off from its support base. It will lead to a top down bottom up. We'll push down from the top you guys squeeze from the bottom will squeeze the middle will get what we want. This where this leads talked to Dave in Appleton Wisconsin Dave you're on the rush limbaugh program it's taught him in filling in. High Todd great job you're just doing an outstanding job. I. Just wanted to quickly states as someone who's lived in Kenosha and Washington DC what my experience was I came as a naive wisconsinite moved to DC, and in the short time I, was there a friend of a friend of mine was kidnapped after using a time machine by MS thirteen they cut him up in pieces, stop them into. Black Garbage bakes that were dispersed around the city when I lived in Kenosha one of the things I noticed that I didn't see anywhere else in Wisconsin. As soon as you're coming into a walkie, you see the steel bars on all the gas gaseous window, the bulletproof glass you know and yet white's we can't bring these topics up without immediately being painted as a racist and this is what The American people are starting to discern about the Democrats is that their success hinges on their ability to paint all Americans as racist in spite of the fact that twice we've elected an African American president yet, as you see in this election, we are still all racist researched races and getting tired of it. There's the reason that they picked race and I wanNA get to that. When we come back, there's a reason that the organizers pivoted to race. Because remember it used to be there was the haves and have-nots that's the classic foreman for Malaysian of Marx's organizing the haves and have nots. There's a reason they picked race. It's unbelievably cynical talk about that as we continue Dave, thanks for the call is taught him and filling in for rush limbaugh the. Sought Herman in for Rush Limbaugh the network just talking about race race, race race, and racial agitating. And many things can be true at once for instance, where human beings therefore, there are racist in our midst we are failed human beings. We are fallen human beings and we seek for at least for me I seek redemption God every day I needed to take on. There's also the fact that there are people who want to make it seem far far worse. This is a rowdy this a reason that leftist agitators pivoted from the Haves and the have nots remember this this was classic. The classic formulation in trying to divide society as well the rich and the poor. Shifted. Is because so many black Americans and Asian Americans. Indian Americans going I don't know. I kind of like. My career and the college kids have gone to and I like my four bedroom house and. This 401K is vestments. These are working for me. I think I'm good. In yet other people saying, no, I believe that there is this upward mobility observing this. So left us have to save cool to what can we make? We'll just make morphs. Just make it the system. Just, make it fragility. When you create something. As pseudoscientific as white fragility, you'll notice it's never falsifiable. Anything, truly science-based is observable testable readable falsifiable. These things are made amorphous, so they can be permanently there. That's how you can end up in a situation where you can say to a leftist. Okay you want reparations. Will this six year old kid? have. To pay reparations. Well, yeah. Because there's whiteness what about if the six year old kid is of Japanese descent how about reparations? For the bombing of Pearl Harbor Good. And they will blue screen they'll. They'll. They'll shut down all I, have to calculate this right because you're trying to fit logic into illogic. That's what we're facing and last night's convention was logic. There's a thread. The thread is because of American exceptionalism we are able to evolve as a society because you have the right to try this woman who spoke of the president saying, Hey, you're dying you can try experimental drug. How was that ever not the case? The right to try extends into you are an immigrant from Cuba and you think you're starting energy company from the trunk of your car and Maximize Alvarez says, yes and in Tim Scott told you're going to take on Thurmond family member. And Tim Scott says, yeah I'm going to beat them. On the left they say can't be done. Let's talk to Doug in Springfield. Oregon Doug you're on the rush limbaugh program it's taught Herman filling in. High Todd so I think we need to be taking a look ahead and I'm wondering what we should do in the future with all these people who are rioting and looting now. So in other words, if you take a long view, how do we prepare to create healing and our country which we're going to need so badly and I do have an idea on that. please. All. Right. So to help bring these people back into the fold, what I would like to see the president do is lay out a formal plan that includes some kind of tribunal or some such event that might include finance restitution in meetings with those who are harmed so that apologies can be made, and of course, serving time when that's appropriate. I think you know these people are doing this horn now need to make reparations of their own if they're ever going to come back to being productive citizens in our country. No I think that's a great first step I tell you this that the work we have to do. Dug, in this regard is so profound. These people have been ideologically demoralized. That's very specific phrase. It's his phrase. It comes from KGB training that to change and mold the country you ideologically demoralize a citizens citizenship. So they actually are literally incapable of defending their society. You have kids who are literally incapable of making the logical case that cops are not all bad. They can't because they've been brainwashed into this. So we've got about fifteen years of ketchup to do here. So I would also say this the communists and the agitators and the Left in China and Iran whoever else is funding this? They use our strengths in our gifts is a Republican form of democracy. As our weaknesses we have been hesitant to pull truly radical professors. Out of colleges because of free speech, fine. If we're not willing to pull them out, then you demand intellectual diversity, you want federal dollars than you show us that you have fifty percent representation of conservative points of view of traditional American points of view you public schools you want federal dollars. That's fine. You show us you're going to teach the sixteen nineteen project which. Is Fiction that you also teach this countervailing point of view we have got to start playing catch up on that front and be unafraid to take on academia for what it has become, which is a breeding grounds in inculcation ground for this stuff, and it runs against our nature of pretending a protecting freedom of speech but that's the long game. Does that make sense? It does make sense and what you're describing is root causes and we definitely have to take care of those. I. Think this is a winning message for the Republicans but I think if they can start articulating how we get out of this morass that we're in is going to serve them well in service all well in November I couldn't agree more appreciate the phone call. Thanks very much for that and listen there's when you spend time. When you spend time around the people you think you're helping. When you as a snotty and I'm being cliche here but it's snotty rich trust fund baby when you go spend time living in a neighborhood where you need cops. You'll understand why there are plenty of our fellow Americans who happened black saying, what wait wait you're you WanNa do what with the cops? What are you talking? You're nuts. We need this everywhere in our neighborhoods. When you go spend time with folks rather than thinking that you're just a great protector whose arrived from Columbia, university or Oberlin. Come back. It's taught him and filling in for rush limbaugh on the EIB network. In for rush limbaugh. Hey, if you got the limbaugh letter, what's it construction of ascents? Hey view gotten. Do you read the limbaugh letter? It is it's a different take on Russia's intellect and it's a phenomenal way to experience that again because rush in writing in often in these long-form interviews I, think you experience you know Elrushbo who experienced together for all these years in just these different ways. It is fun. tweak the the left. I think sometimes if you have Democrat friends or family into leave it on the kitchen table. Because you know if there's nothing else people pick it up and read it but it also comes across differently in that people can just can take pieces of it and read it not become emotional with it. In the depth that he's able to go into in that setting, it's also a mean. This I've got friends of mine who pass this on. As a collection to others. So I do recommend that at rush limbaugh dot com next hour. There's so much to dive into, but specifically something Nikki Haley said something she said about the you win and about our nation and president trump and want to focus them as Tottenham in for rush, limbaugh? It's an honor in an incredible privilege to sit here filling in for rush limbaugh on the EIB network not the least of which is that I get to connect with you guys. Usually where you are in the car or listening later on rush twenty, four seven. Listening to rush for all these years I wanNA thank you and t five ninety am in spokane for letting user studio. They usually do my radio show or not in the liberal enclave of Seattle at t h you've found a t h dot com just don't want to. Poster just as if I've been banned from Seattle I, you know what? I it's a really good thing that we've been broadcasting remotely because of the covert flew in and I've I've got some pretty pronounced views on on how serious you're not. That is for people my age I'm more likely to die in an airplane crash but this is a really good thing. I'm not over there. A they're glad I'm not there still do the show. SEATTLE. Still my home and it's always going to be my home. It's where raised my family but I have no patience. I. So. have. They told me. Yes. Okay. We've made news on Russia show. I've been told to not come back so so. When Bo get serious in headphones after she, I've been banned. Sneaky sneak in go in an alter ego I can choose to be whoever I like. I can identify whoever I like I go back to your radio show there called the Richard Schnee Schneck show and I do that and K. o. w. and a talk like this. The racial unrest that has surprisingly hit the country do it that way and that way I can sneak in little messages CETERA. So yeah, that's what's going on eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two. If you want to join US love to chat with, you want to just play a game. Let's play a game you and I a war game. Here's the war game. You have a family. And in your family, you have rules and behind your rules, you have consequences when those rules are broken and this is how you run your household. On your household has a respect for a higher power. God is you see it in your household? You have a bank account that you have precious nurtured to these years through incredibly hard work and in in by sacrificing so that you can have and you do now what other people won't. So later you can live in ways of the people cannot. That's that's your lifestyle just push that out there. Let's say that you have some neighbors who move in and let's say that the neighbors come along and and let's say that you tell your kids you know what you you. Were caught an era of the Internet you're not to be on. So we're going to lockdown our WIFI. And, we're going to lockdown your phone. Let's say that you come back ten minutes later in your kid is on a brand new iphone. Hey, what's up debt? Locked you off of that oh? No no Tina and blind gave this to me. Are Our neighbors. Yeah. They gave this to me. So I could get online. They didn't think it was fair that you locked me off the Internet. So you take that phone. And let's say that Glenn I forgot to Glenn Teen, they do it again. Let's say then that you are saying, okay, listen you're not going to see Glenn Teen Anymore and Glenn T to come over and say you know what can we talk about this? Be There in your home? Let's say that you go to your bank accounts and he said, I'm missing some money and you look at Your Bank and said wait a minute. We're this I didn't write a four hundred dollar check to apple this. And eubanks is oh. You Know Glennon Tina they needed to get paid back for that phone that they loaned your kid. Where would you be? In an emotional sense. In a sense of feeling at home in your neighborhood where would you be? And what if it turned out that? Glen and Tina were were benefiting from this maybe the kids. They shut why are you mowing Glenn Tina's yard? Oh well, they give me iphones and stuff. So but you don't do our yard well but. You'd have people disrupting your very existence. You have people in the United States. Who are taking every form? Of. Violence in our streets in it's being. handled. By saying we'll pay the fines. will bail you out. You won't spend any serious time in jail and they're the Democrat side. You have. so-called prosecutors. Such. As we talked about Keith Ellison. Of, MINNESOTA? Saying I'm not sending cops to rape calls. You have so called prosecutors like in King. County Washington the Seattle's a county seat. The guy called Heroin Dance Ediburgh he won't charge illegal immigrants, with Dui, charge you. But he won't charge them because it's unfair. He won't charge serious rioters. Right, he just won't do it. You have this around the country. It's not unique to Seattle. Scene thing has gone on in Portland. They're pretending there's no violence we see it. You've seen it. Same thing goes on in San Francisco. There is a structure to this. Our society has been built upon expectations and rules and consequences, and you have people at the top taking away the consequences and the rules. In this was somehow presented by the New York Times. CBS ABC. All the usual suspects when the Democrats the party WHO's sponsoring this spoke about this with great hope. Spoke about this is, Oh, it's. It's. It's it's an aspirational vision. It's it's great. Hope it's great compassion. They merchandised this convention last week of the Democrats. Were Brock Obama and Joe. Biden wink to nodded at the burning down of cities like Kenosha over listening to the young people keep it up. Someone somewhere is funding this. You look at the reverse of this in the Republican convention this week. You have people who own their failures and own their successes. You have people who speak of an imperfect union but not one that is rabid. Black people or people of of Indian descent of eastern Indian descent none of this. There are imperfections in all societies and they speak to that but we have four years. If God willing president trump is reelected. We have four years to find the funders of this stuff who is funding these street actions WHO's paying the Democrats do this house the money getting to these organizations. We have four years to find the organizers to try them to put them on trial for what well to me it's domestic terrorism, and do you think that there is possibly some foreign influence to this? Do you think that it's just possible that since the we know that foreign countries want to meddle in our elections All by doing things like Russia Financing Anti fracking ads did you know that? Yes it helps Finance Anti fracking at somehow that doesn't make it into the mainstream media discourse Nikki. Haley. Speaking the Convention described the thieves and murderers in the UN and how they put up their hands for money from US wall destroying us as well. It was an honor of a lifetime to serve as the United States ambassador to the United Nations. Now the UN is not for the faint of heart. It's a place where dictators murderers and thieves denounce America. And then put their hands out and demand that we pay their bills. President trump put an end to all of that. With his leadership, we did what Barack Obama and Joe Biden refused to do. We stood up for America and we stood against our enemies. One of the most remarkable acts of the propaganda of silence. This is a theory that I've developed. That the propaganda of. Is the biggest most potent tool that the usual suspects in the liberal media can use. The just don't report the Big Stories, for instance, the average American believes. That thirty million Americans have died from covid. That's what the average American believes the actual numbers about one hundred and seventy thousand people. Lives, lost. Another. Barack Obama and Joe Biden and Susan Rice. They stopped in its tracks. The indictment. Of the Taliban. And Hamas to separate cases the Taliban and Hamas. They stopped indictments. For those terrorists running drugs into our country across an under and through our southern border. In. Conjunction with the same narcos terraced who've taken over portions of Mexico. where the narcoterrorists literally run portions of Mexico to the degree that it's not uncommon sadly to see mayors beheaded in. Mexico. This was called Project CASSANDRA. Those foreign entities were running drugs into our country to destabilize our country and to make money they were paying themselves to the stabilize us and Barack. Obama. Stopped the indictments the political reported on this with main sources. Maimed. Intelligence sources do you think there's the slightest possibility that black lives matter INC which has nothing to do with saving black lives of course, black lives, matter of course. It's morally objective is it's a fact which is why I cannot support the terrorist group Black Lives Matter Inc. do you think there's just a chance? That this organization Antifa who is in the streets of DC forcing people intimidating people into putting their hand up in the air to agree with this terrorist group. Inc Do you think there's just a tiny chance that some of the thieves Nikki Haley described isn't just trying to ruin US internationally but it's funding here we have four years if God willing we get president trump reelected four to find out and begin the process of turning this around love to hear from you eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two, it's taught Herman in for rush limbaugh on the EIB. taught. Herman filling in for rush limbaugh and the. Networks such an honor to hang out with you guys eight, hundred, two, eight, two, two, eight, eight, two been talking about the convention. We're talking about what has spread to Kenosha and the violence there and the destruction of people's homes and businesses, and I just feel so sad and angry on your behalf talking about stars of the Convention in which you saw the way that the not the fact that people caller spoke but the the stories they told the convention and the struggles they cherish did you see anyone who didn't cherish your struggle? That didn't cherish the battle by the destination is one thing the battle to get there is the thing that hardens us that makes us that you encounter difficult people you encounter difficult circumstances and coming through that. That's the true success money can fade stock markets can crash. God forbid houses can burn down one can become ill all of these things but the journey you took cannot be taken from you the the mountains you climbed or that you have the tunnel through those things cannot be taken from you. Tim Scott May never win another election Nikki. Haley may one day one to one for run for president she may be ultimately unsuccessful but the past that they've built in the. Success they've had they stand with them just as your struggles in whatever you've done to sacrifice to be where you're at or those things fade money fades and you put your head on a pillow at night pillow is created from your hard work in your peace of mind that something you can rest easily upon. So we've been talking about that in light of the fact that the national media and the usual suspects. Have said that this was a convention of red. Meat. that. This was a convention for the base was a base convention. It was red meat. It was dark. Of course, the talk of Dog Whistles Etcetera Rob. Reiner. said that he was getting sick watching it at Cetera. And Hollywood, of course, is going to be Hollywood I would love to sit in a room with them like I mean I wouldn't. But I would I love hate thing I'd love to say I'd love to counter every single thing. Every single thing that they played at the screen you have your your car be well, who do we have? We have people who are speaking now not as Cardi, B. Someone who's landed into fame and money and paying half the income tax normal American does because it's all intellectual property who do we have people who are developing their careers? People were at the beginning point of their careers. We're just this vast array of people. and. Then, of course, the right to try we've been talking about this. If you do not have the chance to fail, you are a pet if you do not have the chance to ultimately fall down your farm animal. Right because you are held in some kind of bubble. And the minds of the leftists who fancied themselves god-like people. They do look upon the rest of the world as these chess pieces or or worse as you know a little buddy in a cage, it's make sure that the bunny doesn't get caught by the wolf will also make sure that the bunny never feels the grass under the bunnies feet. and. I'm not overstating what we face. Skip the phones and spend a lot of time with Russia's callers Larry in sugar. Oh. Yes you know what? Speaking of all this? Man There is a sponsor that Russia's I can't believe. It didn't think of this. There is a sponsor that Russia has I think that the only people in radio. WHO speak of three. US presidents sharing a common appreciation for the product that company is Boll and branch millions of Americans including three former US presidents have at least one thing in common they all agree boll and branch sheets are the softest organic cotton sheets. 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Not Allow trump to tour anybody from voting and my second question is, what do you think about these two dozen or so republicans that are door endorsed Biden are they not Democrats in disguise? Thank you. Appreciate that. Thanks Lori and a beautiful place sugar city look up where it was. Then I realized they've been there look what do think of Nancy Pelosi saying this I think Nancy. And I think Nancy Pelosi is a champion of accusing others of that. What she does the enemy of the state if that is the fray she wants to use someone is attacking cops in paying for that someone has set up the logistics for this someone is funding the people in Portland, Antifa to have welders and saws and and gas masks etcetera someone is bailing them out. That's not us. It's Kamla Harris who's raising money for these bail funds. Someone is creating online systems for them to mobilize. Someone has taught them mouths, rules, insurrections, they're doing everything they can to get into phase three. What is that? It's conventional warfare in the streets they're doing everything they can including stopping an armored sheriff's vehicle. As these ANTIFA, street thugs had a semiautomatic rifles imagine if one trump supporter with one one trump support with a semiautomatic rifle stopped one sheriff's car for one second, the heart attack that would be happening. In terms of policy saying don't let president trump stop you from voting I'm not aware president trump wanting to stop anybody from voting. I what I see is people being told that they can't leave their house to vote which is a medical insanity. that. Of course, you can shop at Walmart. Of course, you can riot we all know that. So she is a very big champion of telling people that are accusing people doing what she herself has done. Nancy policy may be the single worst human being ever to hold political office in the United States I mean it's a close contest, but she's right there like three more ice cream frejus and she makes it. She becomes the worst human being ever to hold political office in the United States in for rush limbaugh. Okay I'M GONNA. Try something here we're going to try something I'm see if I can take a call from a caller eight, hundred two to two and see if I can transfer this back to the topic at hand and I think I can do this I. think that the caller is going to help me make a point that it morning to make about Lori lightfoot. In Chicago the so called mayor there. But I don't think Craig from Poplar Bluff Missouri knows this yet Craig you're on the rush limbaugh program is taught Herman filling in a bit of a distraction from the convention. So Craig what's on your mind today. So I am wondering what side to take between fortnight. Apple and Google. Those two now do not want. To be able my son I think could be a teachable moment but I'm not sure is siding with fortnight and he's upset that. His friends will be able to play on their mobile devices because Google or putting it into it because you can now I I guess be bucks through fortnight directly. And so I'm not sure on what side to take on this. So I figured you might be able to get some insight or. Yeah Right. So this is apple saying you want your a game on our platform. That's fine but you don't get to let people buy things without us taking our thirty percent rake. That's what they're saying. So we you pay us a thirty percent you can come back. So what they're saying is we need to get paid right. Yeah, I think the way. I would maybe take this as a teachable moment is simply to immediately go into your room. And take thirty percent of whatever's in there. And just hold onto that. Do that with food and then also make sure that the the shower is thirty percent less warm, and then only drive in seventy percent of the way to where he wants to go. Just to it that way and say which which starting on. What else are we to do? This is apple's platform. They WANNA get paid. I mean what? What is his argument for taking the other side that apple's should just extend this out of the kindness of the heart there's no kindness in Silicon Valley. It's all pretend. Right, and that's what he's saying that four nights saying that it's just greed from big corporate. America. And they did this this whole thing this weekend where you can get some kind of apple skin. and. So just seems to be a battle and I tried to explain that to them that stares at surplus Ormoc your company, how would you feel and he goes? No, it's just not fair. You know four night is being taken advantage of from apple and. then. Tell me go find the go only play video games that that that are free tell them from here on out no games at any money go fund the video games that don't try to make money in fact, maybe send them to some of the you know you should do is for just a little while make him play a tiny member, the tank game on Atari Pong just say. This yeah. This is on the public rum. Now, the this is all the patents expired. Here's what we'll do. There's no money in this. There's no, there's no greed. Now we're all happy son. Let's make it a. let's make it a teachable moment that we're just pawn for two weeks. It's free. Hey, it's open license on it's it's it's it's you know no, I P can be broken. So he's saying. Chrissy Watch, Craig, you just helped me. I'm going to thank you for the call and I hope I was helpful. I have a teen as well. Now Watch what Craig is up to STU here. So going back to the political conventions in Craig thanks for this. You know in Chicago that's the Seattle City Council Chicago has been begging this so-called mayor lightfoot. Please bring in the the please bring in the National Guard please. Because, of the looting that Chicago's black lives matter affiliate, that's the group that has nothing to do with helping black lives. It's the funding is done by convicted terrorist who was pardoned by bill. Clinton? It's founded by two trained Marxist someone said to me one day trying to be snarky. So mean to be trained Marxist IT MEANS YOU'RE TRAINED IN MARXIST organizing how to install a cultural Marxist takeover the country that's what it means. It's it's it's a thing. Lori lightfoot WHO's refusing to do that to protect Chicago residents, their jobs, the Ronald McDonald House. The writers tried to break in to the Ronald McDonald House with as little kids recovering from cancer. Lori lightfoot won't do that but according to a citizen journalist, we're in an era of of citizen journalists just beaten beaten the mainstream media usual suspects to the actual documenting what's happening. There's a on twitter something called live lives matter show. I think guy's name is drew Hernandez lives matter show he has footage that is apparently outside of Lori lightfoot home. Security guards there were saying, you don't get to film into reports on this block. In apparently. She's also blocking protests on her block in front of her home. This should remind everybody of the blasio walking the streets of new. York. When he told everyone else not to walk the streets of New York, it's reminded everybody of Michael Bloomberg parked outside of a house. He said he wouldn't have AC on his car anymore. So he didn't what he did is he brought a power cord out of house and put a a AC unit that you would. Hang up in your window, his car, it's remind everybody Evatt that it should remind everybody in Seattle that the riots were allowed to continue until the riders went to Jenny Durkan's house the in Seattle, it should remind everybody that antique tried to build an autonomous zone in Portland. The only time that so called mayor stepped in was when they built across from his condo or places house in Portland. We've seen a flipping of society. Somewhere someone said go ahead and flip the switch become completely capricious and obvious that you're going to punish church in small business and reward big business, and you're going to punish the people in small business. You're going to punish kids going to school going to reward rioting someone flipped a switch. I'm sorry it is just too unanimous across the left. Let's talk to Tom in Reno Nevada. Tom, you are on the rush limbaugh program it's taught Herman filling in high top. I told you doing an incredible job filling in for rush on Daiki they were praying for his total healing. Say That we're in a war that spiritual not physical, and this is a reminder a bat. This week is the anniversary of Dr. King's I have a dream speech in nineteen, sixty three. Now want to encourage everyone to go and read every word that speech especially during the RNC. Kinda. Coincidentally maybe not. there's two incredible things a standout that are extremely relevant this time. He said that we must forever conduct. On the high plane of dignity and discipline we must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to majestic heights of meaning physical force with soul force. And then he also said I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but the content of their character. And it's so contrary to what we are engaging in right now, we've got to rise up and see that this is a spiritual battle and we have to bow this in the spirit dot physical violence. I I. Couldn't agree more with what you're saying and I'll tell you speaking of spirituality as was reading a book. To help me be a better Christian and appointed to the idea that Christ did a great flip the he said Hey you know what I'm going to hang out with tax collectors and I'm going to hang out with with prostitutes in an perfect going wash their feet and it would who was saying look in God's kingdom there is no prostitute there's no tax collector, their souls what we see in the Democrats had I don't know if you know this but in Washington state in other states. But I know this particularly in Washington they're reducing segregation reducing segregation into state government they're having segregated staff trainings black people go over here and get training in empowerment. Here and get training in apology and literally in apology, and you must admit this it's happening throughout government enterprises in schools they looked at re segregating the schools in Washington state when they brought people back to bring in first black students and students who've been traditionally marginalized and then students who've experienced homelessness and eventually getting around to white kids it is a saying no in the new world in the new flipped world there are people who are special by virtue of skin color. It is phenomenal of a hold I do think it's spiritual and it obviously runs absolutely counter to what the Reverend let's not forget that together. The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Say Thomas. Grant phone. Call. Thank you. Thank you very much Reno. Nevada the vast reach of this audience. When you? Few ever consisting phone calls on Russia, show is incredible honor. But in three hours, you will hear the. Representations of the entire country. pleased. Never forget how special that is. pleased. Never take that for granted in the work that it took to build it. Never forget that it's a remarkable thing that happens five days a week on ESPN has taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh. Sought Herman in for rush limbaugh on the EIB network. There's one wish that I hope to see in the convention. The Republicans. Are Putting on going forward and it would be to have a group of police officers talk about their sacred duty to go home. and. I would like to hear from police officers who've had to face arm suspects were even unarmed suspects because unarmed does not mean non-dangerous and there's plenty of evidence to indicate that and to document that. So I'd like to see police officers given an opportunity to talk about their need to go home, and also the terrible decision one must make some times as a police officer to use violence because violence never ends pretty it can't. It's violence a like to see that the convention to counter what is the horrendous and evil anti cop rhetoric and actions. From the left Bucknell what you'd like to see as we roll onto the program, let's talk to Meka in Walk Xiaohua with Kansin you're on the rush limbaugh program has taught him and filling and did I say the name of your town? Okay. Walk a shower. Well it's actually Wanna go but watched close by Waukesha. Got It. I appreciate you calling what's on your mind. Hey Todd great talking with you know what when I hear. Joe Biden. Say he is fighting for the soul of America. I can't agree more and I'm appalled when he says it because he is. Seeking. To destroy his policies to destroy life, he can destroy our liberties when you see looting rioting and he won't speak against it stealing other people's property when you see churches being fined ten thousand dollars like one in about the Church and Santa Clara County. Santa Clara, California was fine for meeting for worshiping God. This is we are fighting for the heart and soul of America, and this election is so pivotal. We need to turn back to God country and when I see this rider at coming from the left, it's it's almost A. Could be discouraging but when I know the answer when I know that God is the answer and we need to make put the right choices I in November. It's heartening to see that someone is fighting for us and fighting for our religious liberty and fighting for life fighting for our liberties to worship God, and that is such an encouragement to know that we have someone like that. In the White House, it was a remarkable thing. Make it to see president trump become the president who is defending religious liberty and for people who are nonreligious understand that. Religious Liberty is just one flavor of liberty and it has chosen on purpose. It is attacked on purpose because it's divisive and the left is in an era where they want divisiveness. But understand this as well. What we're really talking about is your is your right to possess a conscience. It's your right to have your own ideas, your own conscience, which is an expression of your soul. I contend. Meka the dearest thing that we hold human beings our dearest property is, in fact, our conscience because to me, it is a combination of our biological self, our intelligence stored in our brain and our soul. Those are the things that put us closest to God but also things that even for the people who are non religious, that's what defines you. If God forbid paralyzed, you're still defined by the. Thoughts you hold in your able to communicate our first. Amendment says, the government doesn't get to mess with our Second Amendment says or else right and so I really appreciate you pointing out the great great call thinking Meka going to try to get in one more call to be fair to callers Diane in Alpine Michigan you're on. Russia show. It's Todd Herman filling in. High Dan Conversion, the program. Hi Todd, how are you doing? Great fantastic. What's on your mind I. Just wanted to call in doom and gloom and being defined by who we are not as a person is ridiculous. This president has given me the right the ability to just exercise my constitutional rights. To grow a business to be where I am and come heck or high water I'm going to make it and I'm going to be there. So you're going to choose your future. You are like Maximo Alvarez saying `I Diane will be responsible for my future. You were like Tim Scott saying I will choose my future. You are absolutely right. I've taken ten years to build something I love. I ENJOY DOING And I'm GonNa be here when everything settles I'm going to be here and the only person on the docket as far as I can see that is giving me that ability is President Donald J trump. Donald trump the president is protecting that ability against a massive onslaught to onslaught take from you. I was just noticing in my home, my home state of Washington State, the so-called governor there. Jay inslee has now under the cover of Covid, set his sights on destroying family farms. I'm watching a video from a woman who has ninety three animals. She has the how she's going to care for because he's just announced. To her hey if you give it tours, I'm going to take ten thousand dollars from you. It's endemic to the left and it is obvious someone's someone flipped a switch somewhere and said it's time the shave down the number of small businesses we have in our country. Diane, thanks for the phone call. Thanks for doing what you do to propel the country is taught Herman filling in for rush limbaugh on the EIB. You know I've never met perfect person never have I was just thinking about my dearly departed father he was a really good man. He spent his life working with kids. He was a social worker and had some very hard duties as a social worker his last bit in his career. He had the show up in a house and he was what was called the crisis intervention specialists and he had to show up at a home. You had to make the decision as to whether that child stayed in that home or that child left at home. and. It was torturous for my father because he always wanted to find a way to keep the kid in the home and sometimes for the child safety, it just wasn't possible. My Dad was a guy who wouldn't care for his own health. My Dad was a guy who drank too much and he did some things in interpersonal and we'll go into a national radio. And he was a deer man and he was a he was a beautiful man and sometimes he had a bad temper and you could put a fist through a door and occasionally when someone attacked family member, he could use a little bit of violence or physical persuasion. Overall, he was a terrific man in a beautiful man. We have a president some people will point to the imperfections that's easy to do sometimes as rush limbaugh. Donald trump say things even his ardent supporters to say I can't I can't and He legitimately stands between us in a for real not pretend not hyperbolic onslaught of communist status. It's not pretend it's a very real thing. and. God Willing. We will work together to relax Donald Trump. It's been mounted to fill in for rush limbaugh Miss Todd Herman.