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but they say it's a urinary tract infection. it turned into a blood infection. they're treating with antibiotics. he's in the icu mainly to keep him in a private setting and keep him monitored and give him a higher level of care and they're hoping he gets out soon. with that let's go to more coverage with the big star d. lemon. >> we'll update you on that. see you soon. love you, have a good evening, sir. this is don lemon tonight. thank you for joining us. we're going to have more on our breaking news now, and that is the former president bill clinton has been admitted to the university medical irvine center. a urinary tract infection spread to his bloodstream. a urinary tract infection spreading to his bloodstream. now, this is what a spokesman for the former president is saying and i quote here, he's on the mend and in good spirits,
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okay? cnn has learned the former president was admitted to the hospital on tuesday after he wasn't feeling well all day. and then doctors say that clinton is in the icu for privacy and for safety not because he needs intensive care. and they're stressing here his hospitalization is not -- is not covid related nor is it heart related. and the reason i'm telling you about the heart -- not heart related is because the former president had quadruple bypass heart surgery, this is back in 2004, had two nserted to open one artery that was back in 2010. let's bring in cnn's chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta following this story for us, speaking to his sources and people inside the clinton camp as well. hello, sanjay. you've been talking to the president's doctors, as a matter of fact. what are you learning? >> well, as you point out president clinton was there in california for a foundation event, wasn't feeling well on tuesday. specifically just said he was feeling fatigued, sort of
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generalized not feeling well, went to the hospital. and at that point, you know, they diagnosed him with this blood infection. they ruled out as you mentioned covid. everyone gets tested for covid. that wasn't the source of his problems. he's been vaccinated. he got a booster i was told as well and nothing related to his heart as well. this is according to the doctor who's the chief of medicine at uc irvine and dr. lisa berdack his chief care physician. at that point they investigated and found what's called a urosepsis. it can be serious. he's 75 years old, causes concern. but they were able to start treating him quickly with iv an antibiotics and then monitor him. his white blood cell count started to trend downwards. his fever went down as well.
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they're optimistic as soon as tomorrow or maybe the next day he could potentially get out of the hospital and switch from iv antibiotics which he's on now to oral antibiotics. that's sort of the story. they told me that he's been actually up walking around. he was complaining about the hospital food i think they were telling me that to give a sense sort of his mood. i think he's doing very well. secretary clinton was also in california and was supposed to be at the same event in los angeles. she didn't go out there because he was sick. she was already out there and i think she's been able to visit him in the hospital, although as you know they have covid protocols in place now that sometimes makes that challenging. that's sort of the story. i talked to his doctors. they're optimistic. their phrase was he's on the mend and again maybe in the next day or so they think he could be out of the hospital. >> show how does one get this? is there any indication how he got it and how do people get this sort of infection? >> yeah, urinary tract
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infections, it's not uncommon especially in people who are elderly. people in their 70s it does happen. and sometimes it's not even recognized early because it may not have much in the way of symptoms early. which is why it can progress a urinary tract infection to something that can spread into the bloodstream, that becomes zero sepsis. specifically how he got it or what the specific bacteria is, i'm not sure. but they're giving him the antibotics and he seems to be responding to that. it seems like the right treatment for this particularly bacteria, but it happens was sort of the answer i got when i asked them about that. >> the former president as we stated before has a history of heart problems. does this add complications, sanjay? >> well, you know, they have to monitor for this. i think whenever you hear sepsis in a 75-year-old person who has a history of heart problems, it
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does get your attention certainly. and you want to make sure you're monitoring closely. he is in the icu, but i will say they told me he was in the icu for his own privacy and safety not because he requires a critical level of care. so you've got to obviously check these things and make sure they're not contributing to the problem. but when i asked them about that specifically they said this is really isolated, this urinary tract infection that then spread to his blood stream and is now adequately being treated by these antibiotics. >> you work in a hospital every day. you're not just on television. you actually work in a hospital and you're there most of the time. sanjay, why the icu? is it because the icu is isolated, cordoned off, not as many people? is that why there's an added measure of security there? >> yeah, that's really what it sounds like, don. you think icu and you think that means he's in critical
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condition. they assured me that is not the case. it's really about privacy and safety. he does have an iv, after which he's going to use antibiotics but not a breathing machine or anything like that. when i talked to the president's staff they said, look, you know, this is what's going on. but we're really -- we're truly optimistic he's going to do well. we want to make sure that, you know, that's conveyed. and then i spoke to his doctors to sort of get the details. doing well means what exactly? well, it means the white blood cell count is improving, fever is improving. again, as you asked about an early indication if this has anything to do with his heart or covid. it does sound optimistic. people will hear sepsis in a 75-year-old and understandably become concerned. but if treated early and he's responding to these medications, it can be adequately treated. and the fact they're talking about potentially sending him home tomorrow is obviously a good sign.
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>> why the difference in medication initially and you can explain it to us, one to stop the infection and the other is to build up some immunity -- i don't know, to make him stronger. why the change in medication? >> so you give the iv medication -- when you think about blood infection here, the infection is in the blood. it is really iv antibiotics required at that point to control the infection. tuesday, wednesday, thursday, perhaps tomorrow, friday, so four days. and then at that point you can switch to oral antibiotics. the thing about iv medications, they're going to get better penetration obviously into the blood. oral antibiotics will still be able to treat this but not as good a penetration as the iv antibiotics. you'd only switch it you felt it was well treated and the iv antibiotics would finish his course of treatment. >> listen, sepsis is nothing to play with am i correct here?
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>> correct. >> he was near a hospital and could get treatment. because if one doesn't, then what, sanjay? >> first of all with this particular time of sepsis where it starts in the urinary tract, people may not be aware of it. sometimes you can get sepsis that starts in the lungs. i think that's the most common way and pneumonia. people are aware of that. but with urosepsis it can progress pretty severely before you're aware of it. the fatigue was a sign. if it's untreated that can be a problem. you could develop something known as septic shock where essentially the blood vessels, they expand. the blood pressure drops, and that's a significant problem. obviously a more significant problem in someone elderly and has a previous history of heart conditions. but i just want to be clear, he does not have that. this sounds like it was treated
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early. he's not in any kind of critical condition or on a breathing machine or anything like that. he's just receiving these iv antibiotics and the fact they're talking about sending him home tomorrow, i don't think they'd have said that if they're not fairly optimistic to how he's responding to things. >> dr. gupta, thank you very much. i appreciate you joining us. the former president bill clinton admitted to a hospital for a urinary tract infection that spread. it is expected that he will be out of the hospital tomorrow. that is according to doctors. that is the prognosis now, but we'll continue to check on this breaking news and update you as we get more information. so it is not related to covid, not related to previous heart condition or surgeries as well. and on a very busy news night the message that the january 6th committee is sending by holding steve bannon in criminal contempt for ignoring their subpoena, we're going to talk about that right after the break. this couple was headed to the farmers market...
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so what is happening right now shows you just how seriously the select committee is taking their investigation of the riot at the capitol on january 6th. their message to anybody who wants to weasel out of telling them the truth about one of the
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darkest days in american history, don't try it. holding steve bannon in criminal contempt for ignoring their subpoena after he didn't show up for a deposition today, can that sure sends a message. but the question is will it get him to cooperate? and what about the former president? >> are you ruling out or ruling in the possibility of eventually subpoenaing trump? >> well, i would say this at this point, will, nobody is off-limits to a subpoena from this committee. >> well, that as president joe biden is wrestling with one crisis after another. the economy, inflation, the snarled supply chain all while members of his own party just can't seem to get out of their own way and get a deal done on his promises to the american people. and the white house putting on the pressure, saying time is running out. >> the time for negotiations is
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not unending. and we're eager to move forward. we're eager to deliver on what he promised the american people. we're eager to act. i wouldn't say it's impatience. i would say it's an interest in moving forward. >> if i've said it before, well, i'll say it again. i have said it before. democrats don't seem to be able to read the room. they need to get real, and they need to figure out what their bottom line is. they should be working now -- everyone should be working now to save our democracy. we are trying to save our democracy, and democrats are
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operating under the old rules in a world that is radically different from the way it was even a year ago, 2020. i know people get upset, say it's not the democrats who were doing it, it's the republicans who were -- okay, fine. they're not going to work to save a democracy. they're not working for any legislation in washington. they're working to for the big lie, bogus election fraud, restricting voting rights and restricting voting, access to the voting booth around the country. so there's one party who can save the democracy right now who's operating in reality, and that's democrats. somewhat in reality because what they have not figured out is that this is no longer 2020. all of those things that you went to the polls for, all well-deserved. but there was no big lie then. there was no insurrection. there was none of that then. that was then. this is now. a world where the former president is still pushing a big lie that is working.
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threatening his own party that republicans won't vote if the mid-terms or in the mid-terms or in 2024 unless his bogus claims of election fraud are his words solved. there's nothing to solve. but you see the -- how he's strong arming people? so you wouldn't think it's like a winning strategy based on the last time around, but the pressure continues. it gets worse, okay? a fund-raising text from the republican national congressional committee confirmed by cnn's melanie zanona reading like this, you're a traitor, you abandoned trump, and quote, this is your final chance to prove your loyalty or be branded a deserter. that's how you fund raise, threatening your own voters? maybe so.
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how far the party of lincoln has fallen. a republican-led group, republicans for voting rights putting up bill boards like this one -- look at your screen. it's in times square. look at the words. saying that trump lost, no more audits. right? he lost and demanding an end to the fraudits. that's where we are right now where people have to put up bill boards declaring the truth because too many people refuse to believe it. look, i know you get tired of hearing about this but it's the truth. and when it starts to happen and when you start to pay attention i'll believe you'll say oh, my gosh, you tried to tell us the big lie has infected america.
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it is infecting america and continues to. and no election in this country is safe from this virus. just look at what happened at a gop rally. this was in virginia last night. look at this. a rally headlined by none other than the guy who was subpoenaed and refused to show up, right? steve bannon. attendees pledging allegiance to a flag that is said to have been flown at the rally right before the insurrection at the capitol. here it is. >> she's carrying an american flag that was carried at the peaceful rally with donald j. trump on january 6th. [ applause ] i ask you all to rise and join us as mark lloyd leads us in the pledge. >> face the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all.
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>> can you believe that? again, can you rewrite that please, danny, director danny, every night. so this is a flag believed to have flown at the insurrection at the capitol on january 6th. this event that happened last night. reportedly they are pledging allegiance to that flag. i'm just going to let you see -- think about that. this is a flag flown at the insurrection. >> an american flag that was carried at the peaceful rally with donald j. trump on january 6th. i ask you all -- >> i got it, i got it. >> i ask you all to rise and join us as mark lloyd leads us in the pledge. >> face the flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it
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stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> so there you go. and just to be clear flown at the rally before the insurrection. flown at the rally before the insurrection, that flag. come on, what do you say to that? so the gop gubernatorial candidate, glen yuncan who was not at the rally distancing himself from it calling it weird and wrong to pledge allegiance to a flag connected to january 6th. even after everything we have seen it's kind of -- i don't know. is it hard to believe that our
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fellow americans would put hand over heart and pledge allegiance to a flag that was flown at a rally to promote the big lie and then undermine our democracy? that's where are. a rally that took place right before riots took place at the american capitol. rioters who used american flags to beat officers to within an inch of their lives. you heard the lie. they said the peaceful rally, right? she said it herself. they said it was like a tourist visit. does this look like peaceful to you or a tourist visit? i didn't -- i mean i toured some things and been on field trips, none of them like that. now remember what happened to
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one of those officers, michael fanone? this is new video of the assault. it was shot from an angle above the mob, okay? and it's showing officer fanone, and you see him at the top of your screen there being pulled from the inside of the capitol building out into the mob. yeah, peaceful, right? yeah. tourists being pulled into that mob. michael fanone suffered a heart attack and concussion during the insurrection and is now dealing with a traumatic brain injury and post traumatic stress disorder. now, one would think he'd be getting complete support from fellow officers. one would think. stay tuned. details to come on that one. so that is the reality of what
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happened on january 6th. it was not peaceful. it was a bloody attack on u.s. capitol, on our democracy itself. that's why what happened with the january 6th committee and what they're doing right now is so important for every single american. pay attention, people. this is no joke. >> if former president trump thinks he can get away by what happened january 6th by being cute with his press releases, then he has another thing coming. ♪ it's grilled cheese time. ♪ ♪ yeah, it's time for grilled cheese. ♪ ♪ after we make grilled cheese, ♪ ♪ then we're eating grilled cheese. ♪ ♪ because it's time. ♪ ♪ yeah. ♪ ♪ time for grilled cheese. ♪
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so the house committee investigating the january 6th insurrection deciding to take quick action against steve bannon for ignoring a subpoena moving forward, to hold the loyalist to the former president in criminal contempt. let's discuss now. cnn senior analyst laura coates is here, and counter terrorism analyst philip mudd. laura, we're seeing this major escalation by the house committee moving ahead by holding steve bannon in criminal contempt. will this help the committee get the information and testimony it
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needs? >> it absolutely should. remember the basis for steve bannon refusing to comply is that he thinks that executive privilege will be assert. but remember, don, you don't just get to not show up because you might assert privilege even if it were founded, which i don't think it is here. you have to have a responsive answer to questions that are unrelated to whatever you might assert the privilege. you can't just say i'm not going to come. so this is a move that is entitled to happen by congress. if i were prosecuting this case as a prosecutor and someone said, nah, i don't feel like coming because i might assert attorney-client privilege on one of your questions or spousal privilege, we'd have a squad car pick them up and have them come to where we are to testify. of course this is not a criminal prosecution. this is about a congressional referral, which means that there are some more steps that have to be taken. the committee has to fully vote. the chamber of commerce has to vote and then will be referred. and then in a rare instance the prosecutor of d.c. would be able to then refer to a grand jury. so you still have a cup of bureaucratic steps to take, but honestly speaking the idea of executive privilege being held by a former president to somebody who was not even a part of the administration and not appearing at all that's a non-winnable case for steve
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bannon. >> phil, the justice department released a new video of the brutal assault against my friend d.c. metropolitan police officer michael fanone. and they want to know from steve bannon and all the others what they knew about this day. i mean, that's what they're after. >> it is. i personally don't think it's going to happen. there's a couple things here and they're on a time line. the first is not only do you want steve bannon because you want to cross-reference what he
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says against what other people say, you want things like e-mail and phone records to determine whether people were talking about the event in ways that contradict what people like steve bannon says. so let me ask you before we go into mid-terms in 2022 when that house and the senate might flip, what's the likelihood you're going to get all those phone and e-mail records? and what's the likelihood all the people that have been asked to speak from the white house will speak so you can determine whether steve bannon is honest or not? i'd like to think as an american that's going to happen. but as a practical person i think it's going to get wrapped up in the legal hoops the next 12 months and i don't think he's ever going to show up. >> laura interviewed benny thompson. watch this and then we'll talk. >> if former president trump thinks he can get away with what happened january 6th by being cute with his press releases, then he has another thing coming. our committee, the bipartisan committee takes our work very seriously. and we will pursue it. >> now, thompson went onto say that no one is off-limits when it comes to a subpoena including trump. do you expect that he's going to be subpoenaed? >> i think he will be subpoenaed. but remember we're talking about whether or not somebody has the ability to not respond to
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questions that are actually asked. that's important here because the idea of fighting a subpoena would be something that would be a universal kind of swiping and saying, look, i'm not going to be even able to appear when in reality that's about appearing and you have the ability to assert privileges with respect to particular questions. you don't get to just not show up because you were the former president of the united states. you have to actually respond to the questions. now, if there was some basis to assert the executive privilege, which by the way our current president has said they'll not extend except for a case by case basis and with good reasons. you do want the deliberative process, the idea of full candid expressions of people with the president to have candid conversations. this is about the presidency not just the president. the idea of steve bannon with
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president trump, one he has been with the president of the united states who could have some basis to claim some specific cases of privilege. that's the crux of the matter here. it's not about having to actually comply with the subpoena to show up. it's show up and testify and respond to questions that aren't even tangentially related to any assertion of privilege. >> chairman thompson also talked about the former acting attorney general jeffrey rosen's 8-hour testimony. he said rosen elevated the senate report detailing the pressure campaign on the department of justice. we talked about the folks not cooperating. but how much can they learn from the people who are cooperating? >> i'm squirming in my seat. i think the word you need to look here is a five-letter word. it's called "shame." you think of the structure of government, executive, legislative, judicial, you want to go in front of the congress and say, look, it's my responsibility as an american citizen to speak.
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it's shameful if i don't. but let's say steve bannon does comply. you've talked about the former deputy attorney general. steve bannon could show up and say i don't remember, i forgot, that was a conversation with the president and i think it's privileged. and then you have to go adjudicate that. the problem is not just whether he shows up. the problem is if he shows up does he just sort of say because he has no sense of shame, i really don't have anything to say? that's one of the things i worry about, don. >> laura, i also want to ask you about a new york judge order the former president, president trump to sit for a video deposition next week in a case involving an alleged assault by trump's security. look at this. this was during a 2015 demonstration outside of trump tower protesting trump's rhetoric on immigration. what are you expecting here, laura? this is straight up your alley. this is what you do for years as a prosecutor. >> i mean, it's interesting these sort of cases. because remember you're talking about not an assault by actually
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donald j. trump back in 2015 but by people employed by him as security guards. and what their argument is although he was not present for the actual assault his rhetoric and his statements on the campaign trail and beyond essentially made it such that he would be able to almost say and give the green light to being able to assault somebody who was protesting. and so this is a case a little bit more tangentally related to a direct involvement by a former president of the united states or even a candidate donald trump. but i expect it would be in an observatory role in terms of him saying what he knew then, did he give the order? did he actually tell someone and instruct them to be violent? it'll probably a lot of times evolve around the first amendment and what he was to say. what did he know, what did he instruct and what did he actually see? >> phil, before we go i want to as it involves our breaking news -- laura, standby because you're still on camera. she's not hearing so we should probably take her off camera. your personal connection to sepitous because former
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president bill clinton is in the hospital because of it. do you have a personal connection? >> yeah, it was brutal. i came back from the helsinki summit, putin-trump and medivacked off an aircraft. five days in the hospital, two days in the icu with lines in my arms and my neck. that is not to be toyed with. when i left, the day i left the doctor told me if i'd stayed at the airport i'd likely be dead. this is serious stuff. this is not to be toyed with. >> we're glad you're okay. philip, thank you and be well. and laura, thanks as well. prices are rising. people can't get the things they need. employers can't find workers, and biden's presidency, his agenda totally stalled. what are dems going to do about it? i'm going to ask this person right here -- there he is -- congressman eric swalwell next.
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let's talk to congressman eric swalwell. congressman, thank you very much. we need to have this conversation, okay? let's get this out of the way but i want to talk about what is happening in washington with democrats. you tweeted that let steve bannon stand in court wearing an orange jumpsuit and explain why he shouldn't have to follow the same rules as everyone else. will moving ahead with this criminal contempt get others to cooperate, you think? >> it should, and that's the idea, don. is to essentially fool around and find out. this isn't the far justice department, i hope. i hope this is a justice department that says, okay, steve bannon, mark meadows, perhaps even donald trump, if you're going to not honor lawful the law, we are going to show you who is the law and you're going to go to jail. that's what would happen to me, to you, all the constituents if they thumbed a nose at the law. it's time to get serious and
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show them we're going to find out what happened january 6th. >> let's get to january 6th now. senators manchin and sinema made it clear to their colleagues a deal is far from being secure. the price tag is still an issue. manchin is raising concerns over medicare expansion and opposes paid family leave and climate measures. why do two senators get to hold up the agenda? >> we need 98% of democrats to agree to deliver anything. it's time to come out of the huddle and put this damn football into the end zone. we have to deliver on paid leave, child care tax credits, free community college. show people it was worth knocking on doors, making those phone calls, sending text messages to send us and give us the majority. because once we do that we have to also tell the american people how dangerous it would be to give the majority, dangerous for vaccines and their anti-vaccine mentality that puts all our kids at risk, and dangerous for the
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democracy because they lie about the election and it's contributing to violence. >> listen, as you know it's different to come on television. i'm not saying you're doing this and say you're working for the american people, you're doing this but then nothing gets done. because people -- quite frankly, most people don't know how the sauce is made nor do they care. they just want to see some action. they want to see results. they want their lives to be better. democrats control the house. they control the senate, and they control the white house. and yet nothing's happening. why? >> don, to the moderates i would say, look, i understand your concerns about the price tag, but the republicans are going to lie about you anyway. it doesn't matter what you do.
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they're going to say you're for open borders, you're a socialist, you want to defund the police. they're not honest so we might as well deliver in ways for the american people. i would say wherever we come up short let's tell the voters it's a down payment when we get a bigger majority in 2022. again, we have to put this football into the end zone. who cares about politics? it's the surest way to lose a democracy that's on life support right now. >> do you think when your colleagues wake up in the morning and they get ready to go and fight for whatever it is they're fighting for, do you think they're thinking i have to win this battle, or do you think the first thing in their minds is we have to save the republic? because that's the first thing, we have to save our democracy. that should be the first thing. and not i've got to win this battle over this issue where i've got to get a little more money -- nobody cares about that. what they care about is saving the democracy, the restricting of voting rights, they care about reforming the police department, about the issues they voted on in 2020. but we're no longer in 2020 and the rules have changed. and i always say, congressman, democrats read the room. are you and your colleagues reading the room right now?
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do you understand the urgency and time we're in right now? or are you just acting on some old idea what politics in washington should be like? old idea meaning from even a year ago? >> i'm reading the room, don, and i see a showdown is coming. i see donald trump, kevin mccarthy and steve bannon circling with gasoline cans in their hand, dousing the place and ready to drop the match. and if we're fighting ourselves with these numbers that only helps them. so time to deliver and tell the american people how dangerous they are, because as i said this is going to be a very, very close election. and they're going to lie about who we are. they're an anti-majority party, i and we have to show results.
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because if they're in the majority, they'll do everything to take us to an authoritarian regime. they tried it once with an incompetent president. they'll do it better next time. >> let's talk about the reality what's happening in the country. supply chain issues, people quitting their jobs in record numbers. is the president focusing enough on these kitchen table issues because we hear from them every single day. we know americans are focused on them. >> he's bringing in the private sector especially on the ports to get 24/7 port operations going so you can end the backlog there. one way to bring down gas prices is also to pass the infrastructure bill that invests in more resources of energy, and by the way that labor shortage when you have paid family leave for all, when you have child care tax credits, you allow more people to go back into the work force who are staying home right now. this all -- it's not disconnected. and that's why there's a real urgency here for us to get this done and delivered. >> congressman eric swalwell, thank you so much. it's not even halloween but the fox propaganda network is already yelling about their newest war on christmas starring this guy.
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not evenright-wing, anti- >> i guess this is a new war on christmas. here's cnn's senior media correspondent brian stelter. >> the biden who stole christmas. >> reporter: christmas has come early for the anti-biden media.
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>> you'll get your christmas presents next year. >> reporter: from the network that brought you the original war on christmas. >> some far-left folks want to dim diminish you deo christmas tradition. >> reporter: comes the sequel inspired by the commander in chief. >> thank you all so very much. >> reporter: the gop highlighting that line on social media as incredibly complex supply chain concerns exacerbated by a global pandemic are being boiled down into a simple holiday tune. >> we begin at the white house where the administration is trying to protect the president from being the grinch who stole christmas. >> reporter: if that sounds familiar, it's because another host said the exact same words one hour earlier. >> now to the white house where the administration is trying to protect the president from being the grinch who stole christmas. >> reporter: it's like an annoying christmas carol stuck on repeat. fox is repeating this notion of
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biden ruining christmas. >> grinch has nothing on these people. the fact is the biden administration has broken our economy. >> reporter: laura ingraham even showing cartoons. >> then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar, and the last thing he took was the log for their fire. >> reporter: and on newsmax, the exact same theme. just remember it's still the middle of october. >> they are now officially the white house that stole christmas. >> reporter: marketers call this christmas creep, putting out trees and toys earlier every year. right-wing media calls it content. they've been rerunning talking points the way hallmark reruns holiday movies. >> maybe that's why fauci the grinch tried to cancel christmas. >> reporter: but the same show on the same night also declared there's a war on halloween because a single seattle elementary school called off a halloween parade. >> you mark my words,
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thanksgiving is next. the fourth of july is next. it's coming. >> reporter: so happy holidays maybe? brian stelter, cnn, new york. >> very interesting. remember, now let's just take you back in time. last year postmaster general, right? you remember? louis dejoy, issues with the post office. people weren't getting their gifts on time. what did the fox propaganda network say about that? did they call the former president who was in power at the time the grinch who stole christmas since it was his appointee who screwed it up? just asking. it's just a question. just asking. brian stelter, thank you very much. here's our breaking news tonight. former president bill clinton hospitalized. he's in the icu but on the mend. we've got the latest right after this.
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