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the idaho government has banned critical race theories in his school. that's "the story" for this thursday. the story continues. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 3:00. i look forward to that. "your world" with neil starts now. >> neil: you're looking live in atlanta, georgia. the president is getting ready to speak at this event. he's in the peach state right now. he had visited earlier today with former president jimmy carter and his wife, rosalyn. the outreach that he's had with former presidents continues. he talked on the phone to president george w. bush to pull out of afghanistan. the call was short and sweet but he appreciated the call. continuing that right now earlier with president jimmy
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carter, all of that after his joint address to congress last night. you heard a lot about that with martha. meantime, i want the idea of how he's going to explain to supporters and others how he hopes to keep this economic juggernaut that many supporters are claiming the u.s. economy and the markets are wanting it. i'm neil cavuto. you're watching "your world." peter doocy right now at the white house with the campaign to sell still more spending among a lot of doubters and not just republicans. peter? >> neil, republicans say they are skeptical the white house is going to be able to pay for this the way they say they want to pay for it. with increases in taxes only on the top sliver of top earners. >> whoever is the rich and paying their fair share, everybody is paying taxes is going to pay more money. so maybe if you're not paying taxes, you think you're going to get away with it.
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if you pay a electricity bill, you will pay more. you will pay more for this plan. >> they're proposing the biggest tax increase. when you talk capital gains, you're talking about everybody. you're not talking about just for so-caldwell think people. you're talking about everybody. >> the theme of the president's address is a look forward. hours after his justice department looked backward executing a search warrant on rudy guliani, his predecessors personal attorney. >> were you aware of that raid before it happened? >> i give you my word i did not. i made a pledge i would not interfere in any way or order an investigation. i learned about that last night when the rest of the world learned about it. my word. i had no idea this was underway. >> the president and the first lady are on an hour-long helicopter ride to a drive-in
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rally this evening even after his cdc loosens up guidelines about mask wearing outside for vaccinated people. the dnc, which is organizing this event still wants people in their cars. again, the white house is targeting independence day for when they think things should be much more opened up, neil. >> neil: peter doocy, thanks very much. now back to the theme for the president today. looking at 100 days in office and a busy 100 days at that. still more he wants to get done. jonathan serrie in atlanta where the president will be very shortly on what he hopes to pound to that audience. jonathan? >> hi there, neil. the president returns to a battleground state that very much remains at the center of debate over election law here in the united states. prior to today's visit, president biden had publicly supported major league baseball's decision to move this year's all-star game out of the peach state alleging that changes to georgia's elections
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will make it more difficult for minority voter was. brian kemp accused republicans of playing politics. >> quite honestly, they're lying about georgia's law. tim scott said it makes it easy to vote and hard to cheat in georgia. >> not only did georgia help put up biden in the white house but this once solidly red state elected two democrats to the senate. that has allowed the president to go bold on his agenda calling for nearly $6 trillion in government spending on programs ranging from covid relief to infrastructure. now, neil, this afternoon, the president and first lady wrapped up a visit with former president jimmy carter and his rife in plains, georgia. he's on his way to this drive-in rally in duluth, a suburb north
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of atlanta and what the president says is his most significant accomplishments in the first 100 days in office and set the agenda for moving forward, neil. >> neil: thanks, jonathan. by now you know a lot of the spend plans the president has initiated if you include the covid relief measure at the early part of this year. we are now looking at better than $6 trillion of spending with two-plus trillion of tax hikes largely aimed at the rich. doesn't pay for all of that spending, but the point seems to be at least in the business community, if their wallet, the wallet could be reverberated beyond the top 1/3% that a lot of this is focused at. let's go to susan clark, the u.s. chamber of commerce. we know that the administration is targeting wealthy individuals, but also corporations by raising their rate from 21% to 28%.
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he wants to sell not one of them dodges the tax man. you're concerned. >> what is interesting, last night the president used the word "jobs" 51 time and used "business" four times. i'm not sure who the administration thinks creates jobs but we think it's business. government can set the conditions for businesses to succeed or fail. this feels like a recipe for failure. massive tax increase that will hurt big employers and small employers just as we're coming out of the pandemic and set to have an economy come roaring back where they could be creating jobs and having competitive situations with china and other people. this is just a recipe to keep that from happening. >> a lot of technology ceos, tim cook and jeff bezos are open to
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the taxes if it's going to do good for the country. what do you think after that? >> one person saying they're okay about that is like your neighbor saying it's 0 okay for you. 1.3 million small businesses would have their tax rate go up. this would make us the highest corporate tax rate in the industrialized world. is that what we want to be number 1 at? ceos don't want to see job creators hurt in that way. >> neil: so the chambers, your relations with this president and the last president. you had some disagreements with donald trump. you're kicking things off with pretty substantive policy differences with joe biden. how would you describe it? >> you know, we had our 109th birthday last year. at the end of the day, we have been sitting at the same table for 109 years. what does a job mean to a family
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and a community and how can we help job creators get there. we work with every administration. sometimes we agree. we thought the trump administration did really good things on taxes and regulations. we're hopeful that the biden administration can do good things on infrastructure and immigration when we have a big worker shortage in this country. but not if it means these massive job killing tax hikes. we'll work with anybody that wants to work with us and sometimes we're working with them and sometimes we're fighting them. that's our job. >> neil: i'm sure you're familiar watching the speech last night. the president made a big point saying the ceos and the gap of the workers has never been wider. do you believe that that is true and that is a worry or should it be a worry? >> what i believe is that we want to put as much money in the pockets of americans as possible. giving more money to the government does not achieve that.
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what we want is for companies to innovate and to produce r&d and to invest money here in the united states. right now we have 7.4 million unfilled jobs. right? we want to get people in those jobs and getting paid. you know, it's a really tight labor market. the laws of supply and demand say wages have to go up and benefits have to go up if you wants to attract the workers. there's ways to get more money in the hands of workers but they don't start with tax increases. >> neil: all right. susanne, want to thank you on that front. susan clark, just taking over the u.s. chamber of commerce, the ceo there. susanne was wrapping up. i want to alert you to how corporate america is doing. amazon is out with earnings and sales that blew away all estimates. i'll get to the particulars. the stock is climbing 5% in after-hour trading. with that as a backdrop, i want
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to go to larry grazer, francis new ton. we have big numbers out of amazon, apple, alphabet, a host of others. ford up, mcdonald's and some others. do you agree, francis with what the chamber of commerce ceo is saying that this might be short lived if these higher taxes go into effect? >> i don't know that the higher taxes are going to affect the big tech companies quite as much. i think the higher taxes are going to kill the small businesses. i think it's maybe going to kill hiring, again, i don't know that it will stop the huge tech companies from hiring. they have plenty of cash on their balance sheets. i'm going to stop the small businesses from hiring. i think that the taxes being raised at this point in time could cause some of that permanent sort of -- the fed refers to it scarring in the labor markets. so i think it will undermine the
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recovery. joe biden is trying to serve two masters. i don't envy him. in the sense that he's got to try to push this legislation through congress and he has fiscal hawks that are looking at how he's going to pay for this and looking at the debt levels and the deficit levels. he has to appease those people. at the same time, putting this money in circulation caused everybody to go gang busters, you don't want this onus as you have the fundamentals catch up with all of the stimulus, otherwise you risk slowing that growth. that's not an easy position to be in. >> neil: you know, larry, i was noticing looking at the amazon numbers, sales surged 44%. it's a giant electronic retailer at the core. a lot of that is consumers buy a lot of stuff in the pandemic, outside the pandemic. i'm just wondering since the administration is argued that these tax increases are only
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going after, you know, corporations and rich individuals, that it will not have any impact on average shoppers, joes and jo anns. no need to worry. what do you say? >> finally we're seeing the corner. growth picking up, earnings picking up. as that is happening, we're seeing 2/3s of hiring coming from the small businesses. the small businesses are now fasting a host of new challenges. inflation, labor shortages, material shortages. sock it to main street by hitting them with tax increases just as we're coming out of the recovery. that's what the tax increases will do. think about just the estate tax change that will impact small businesses. family businesses. many of which are minority owned. farms will be forced to liquidate. is that what we want to do? don't we want to encourage them to go to the next generation? some of those policies said it's
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going to cost $100 billion worth of gdp and $800,000 of jobs over ten years. it's just that one piece of the tax change happened. that's the very data that we're celebrating today. so we need to think about the unintended consequences of hitting the main street jobs we're trying to foster and support. those are the drivers of business. it's not government. it's small businesses. they barely survived the pandemic. 100,000 restaurants won't open. you don't want to put more of them out of business. celebrate the economic growth and support the next generation. don't stifle it with stifling economic policies and taxes. that's what it's going to do. >> all right. the backdrop as we're showing you, we got first quarter gdp numbers out running out at 6.4%. jobless claims also in this past week the lowest they've been of the whole pandemic. so francis, you could make an argument -- sounds like a
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perverted one, that if you're going to raise taxes, now is the time to do it. if you're going after the rich, now is the time to do it. what do you say? >> i understand that argument. i disagree for two reasons. number 1, the reasons that growth is so strong is because we're coming off of the worst numbers in history. on the back half of the year, we're coming off of the best numbers in history. so that's going to flip-flop very quickly. and then also, just, you know, when this labor scarring is now going down and these jobless claims are going down, we're headed in the right direction. if we disincentivize hiring, then that is going to maybe cause that trajectory to change a little bit. if jerome powell is the most worried that he is about labor market scarring, these taxes as the other guest says quite poignantly, it's like these
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taxes are hitting these restaurants and these small businesses in addition to the input costs, in addition to the hiring challenges, in addition to the record amounts of debt on their books, et cetera, et cetera. so it is probably too much too fast because i agree with powell, that some of these inflationary cues and some of this growth is transitory because the numbers are screwed up from last year. >> neil: all right. thank you both very much. just to follow up on what they're talking about, the backdrop for the economy and amazon. they were expected to earned $9.50. earned closely $16. they had revenue in one quarter sales of north of $108 billion. it is running at a 44% clip year over year in terms of business activity. and its ceo making his final
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report to shareholders before he steps down from running day to day the company, jeff bezos. he says that there's better and more to come and that he's optimistic workers and shareholders will benefit. he also is getting a lot richer. by my math with this 5% run up, $14 billion richer. a little more after this. cell phone repair. did you know liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need?
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immigrants who are here on temporary protective status that came from countries beset but manmade violence and disasters. as well as the pathway to citizen for farm workers that put food on our table. >> neil: all right. not much else about something else happening there. the crisis at the border the administration still not talking much about it let alone referring to it as a crisis. ken cucenelli is here. well-telegraphed, well-played. consistently said on his part and a number of politician's part. nothing about this out of control situation at the border or even a reference to it. what did you make of that? >> yeah, he used the word "crisis" ten times but never
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once with reference to the border. it's truly backwards to be talking about mask amnesty. he's talking about millions of people getting amnesty while we have a flood at the border, an invasion going on that he has inspired. they haven't taken a single step to slow that flow. this is so backwards i have never seen it this bad. and there's always been for two decades an understanding that for immigration reforms like the daca question that he raised, those come behind security solutions. they've made all the security situations so much worse. now essentially their play politically is we're going to sweep aside that consensus of discussion of decades of doing security first and move straight
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to amnesty, which just begets more legal aliens crossing the border and more amnesty. that's what the invitation is for. >> neil: that is exactly what i was going to ask you. if you're looking for a message and send a direction or a hint out of the white house, he couldn't have been more clear about those passing at the border can continue doing so, right? >> oh, absolutely. you and i look down there and we see a crisis. they see a voter registration line. he talked about the two amnesty bills out of the house. hr-1, the voting bill, which would register to vote automatically millions of these folks that are here. the bill says "individuals" not citizens get registered to vote. this is part of a bigger plan but causing disasters in communities across the country. it's a bonanza if you're a mexican drug cartel member. they're making a killing off of
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it literally. >> neil: all right. we know the president wouldn't put another dollar to completing the border wall and wants to shift a lot of that money to aid to some of these countries to prevent people from getting to the border in the first place. i suspect that aid doesn't always make to it the desired individuals. >> that is certainly true. that's been a historical challenge. it's better in some countries than others. guatemala better than honduras. the fact of the matter is, the discussion about getting at root causes and foreign aid are long-term undertakings that we should try to help them to the south with and we did in the trump administration. that's been bipartisan commitment. there's nothing new about that. for them it's a distraction to try to get you to not look at the disaster at the border.
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the polls show that the president is under water even with democrats on his handling of immigration. so it's clear that the message is getting through despite the censorship of this administration trying to keep media out of their facilities, not letting border patrol members talk to the media and so forth. all of those are still happening, still going on at an unbelievable rate but america is figuring out the failure at the border and it begets more failure. more to look forward to in the months ahead. >> neil: yeah, they come back and say his numbers are looking good, better than donald trump. back and forth. the former acting deputy dhs secretary. and the other drama last evening, the guy that spoke after the president, tim scott. they called him uncle tim? after this.
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community, they're very skilled at race-baiting and stirring up emotions. when you call an african american person uncle tim, you're referring to uncle tom. that means that person is a is exactly the opposite of that. he's done so much to serve america as a senator especially the african american community. it's also as bad -- well, it's as bad to call senator scott uncle tim just like some people are calling president biden joe crow in reference to jim crow. i was raised not to call name. name calling does not solve anything. in the instance of senator scott, it's misleading, not even true. so twitter let it run to stir up the emotions and get people so angry that they cannot hear facts and truth. it worked to -- let's call their goal. say no, we're not going to be emotional. give us some facts.
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stop it. grow up. >> neil: alveda, i was thinking too, there was an investigation into the life story of tim scott. it wasn't so dire for his extended family going back, you know, generations. one of the points that they quibbled on, your great grandfather owned real estate. so never mind -- i couldn't believe the logic of this argument. never mind he was a slave. he was a slave that owned last. it found it preposterous to argue the point but that was the narrative that he had overstated his family slavery narrative. it was incredible. >> you know, senator scott is a servant of america, a servant of all the communities that senator scott represents. he does it well. all of the platitudes we're hearing, for example, from the president himself and he's going around the real problems that are existing in every community,
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especially the african american community. he waves in front of us visiting george floyd family. so i have prayed with george floyd's family. senator scott will be meeting with george floyd's family. so just to stir up all of the emotions and give no solutions but then try to denigrate a man like senator scott and says he doesn't identify with the experience of african americans, he's a beautiful picture of the american dream. name-calling -- my uncle said, martin luther king jr., we need to live together as brothers and sisters. i say sisters. calling a wonderful american man who served this nation uncle tim is not going to resolve any problems in any community, neil. >> neil: alveda, you dealt with similar language. called you an aunt tom.
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>> and aunt jemima. >> neil: i know. but you dealt with that. so you're now in a unique position to advise and help senator scott with this. how do you deal with that, being african american and saying that democrats are wrong on this stuff? >> i have no doubt that senator scott will keep his hand to the plow, continue to serve america. he will not get petty and start calling names back or even to try to defend himself. he will continue to do good work. he will continue to overcome evil with good. he is doing a good job. people resent it. some people said that he's a jim crow whisperer, working for the white supremacists. no, he's not. the people that are whispering and coming in our faces calling
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him bad names, those are the people we need to look at and pray for them and ask them to stop being childish and spreading all of this nonsense. this man, senator scott, is a servant to america, to every community including african american community. >> neil: alveda, thanks very much. >> thank you nor the opportunity. thank you. >> neil: she could say that so much better than anyone else right about now. more after this. ♪♪ you don't become a runner, who breaks eight world records... after age 65, without a serious support system. kathy martin has one in medicare from blue cross blue shield. she won't go a day without the right card. because she can't go a day without running. the medicare coverage trusted by more doctors. this is the benefit of blue. learn more at
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trillions for family relief. suffice it to say, republicans will not be part of this event nor this next gentleman, brad raflisberger. the president is coming back to say i don't forget this. you think he remains popular in georgia or still very close in your eyes? >> it's still very close in my eyes. it's interesting that it came to georgia after he helped convince major league baseball to move out of georgia, to move to denver, which cost us $100 million. if georgia is so bad, what is he doing here? >> neil: that's a good point. you're encountering trouble with your own party. kelly loeffler said you denied a request into the investigation to the 2020 election.
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keeps coming up and you keep swatting it down. why did you? can you hear me, secretary? >> i do. now you're back. >> neil: okay. i just mentioned what kelly loeffler said you denied an investigation into the election. you investigated it twice. why didn't you take her up on that? >> yesterday we had the state election board meeting and had probably over 100 cases that we're looking back going back to the 2020 cycle. the fourth meeting since january looking at election infractions. the end of the day, everybody needs to understand, she's a fake trumper. because she's lost the race, now she's trying to somehow make it sound like she's a trumper. she's a fake trumper. you know, she actually supported and gave money to hillary clinton in 2007 and her wnba team did a fund raiser for
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planned parenthood. >> neil: so it's fine when she ran for re-election or she had been appointed and running at the time. you know, she had the president's support. there was a great deal of controversy, the president's concerns about ballots in georgia and whether they were fairly counted and that focused on you. you know, she was possibly hurt by that. you raised that, that both republican candidates were. might have been the fact that it was the turnout. do you still feel that way, the problem in the election and the loss of those seats are owed more to donald trump? >> the problem that she lost is she was a weak candidate. she never set forth her vision of where she wanted to move georgia too. so she never really engaged with voters. she said that she supported president trump, but she's a fake trumper on that. then meanwhile she's given to
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liberal causes. so people realized she wasn't what she said she was. so what she's doing right now is very destructive to the 2024 and 2022 races. we need too unify as republicans. when you continue to look backwards, it's not helpful to move forward. >> neil: do you ever feel like custard, secretary? she's no fan of yours, the president is no fan of yours. many of the republican party, you're like kryptonite. how do you feel about that? >> well, i'm a conservative republican. i'll do just fine with conservative republicans. fake trumpers obviously i don't have her support and i don't really need it and don't want it. >> neil: what about your future? where do you see yourself going within the party that might be pushing you to the side or trying to? >> well, i've been announced i'm running for re-election. might be more expensive than
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normal. we anticipated that. many people support what i've done, when i talk to people throughout the state. i went to bartow county. still hard feelings from some of the people. many people understood that we did everything right. didn't like the results but neither did i. it was what it was. we have to move on. we need to look forward and we need too unify the party. >> neil: so let me ask you this. if kelly loeffler were to get the republican nomination for senaor in the next go-round, would you support her? >> i don't believe what that will happen. the base wants a true blue trump supporter. she's a fake trumper. >> neil: so let's say she ends up getting it. would you support her? >> that's such a wild hypothetical. let's talk about it if it happens. >> neil: got it. all right. thanks, brad. georgia secretary of state who is running for re-election.
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they're going to be fully reopened, 100%, on july 1. this as we're learning from points across the country, including in california, where disneyland is supposed to open at 25%. so it's a start. so you'd think for a lot of businesses that were impacted by this that they would welcome this. well, the good news is that their business has held up. the bad news is that they're having a devil of a time finding workers. jack joins us from the chipotle grill. very good to have you back. obviously the demand for your products, mexican foods, everybody loves it is getting workers. the demand can only be met if you have enough workers. what is going on? >> yeah, look, neil, first of all, we're excited that things are anning up and particularly that new york is opening up. we're glad there's a dates so we
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can plan ahead. it's going to be a great year for employees. a surge in demand throughout the whole country. that means all businesses are going to need to hire. i think it's going to be great for employees. they'll choose which companies they want to go to. in our case, it's a challenging. we like our chances. we kept our restaurants open. even though we lost significant sales like everybody did, we lost money in a lot of our stores, but we kept them open. we kept our folks employed. our highest priority in the beginning is keep our employees safe, customers safe and as much as possible keep them employed, which is what we did. for us, it's not reopening and rehiring. it's keeping existing employees and hiring more. woe want more people to be served as they go down our line. >> neil: and these other stories -- you had a very big take-out business. but the fact of the matter is, a lot of restaurant operators say
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between federal benefits and others that are extending your normal pool of workers isn't tempted to come back unless you dramatically lift your hiring rates. what are you going to do? >> if we need to raise or rates, neil, we will. we pay well above minimum wage. our average starting wage is in the $12 to $13 range. more importantly, if somebody comes to chipotle, looking for a job that is great, what they find out is that they can have a career. we're still growing aggressively. the pandemic affected everybody. we had a strong digital bit. we're going to open 200 restaurants this year. that means we need 200 general managers and thousands of crew as well. so we like our chances in that if you come to chipotle, we'll pay the going rate. we'll teach you how to work in a restaurant and lead people and how to run a business so you can
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develop with us. >> neil: all right. jack, thanks very much. >> sandra: i was going to ask you stay thin and fit working in fast food. that's another time. more coming up including the president's remarks on china. now very, very much a threat. there was a time though that he didn't feel that way after this. some say this is my greatest challenge ever. but i've seen centuries of this. with a companion that powers a digital world, traded with a touch. the gold standard, so to speak ;) if these beautiful idaho potato recipes are just side dishes, then i'm not a real idaho potato farmer. genuine idaho potatoes not just a side dish anymore. always look for the grown in idaho seal. cal: our confident forever plan is possible
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♪ ♪ >> i spent a lot of time with president xi. he is deadly earnest at becoming one of the most took consequential nation in the world. he and others, autocrats, think that democracy can't compete in the 21st century. the talker sees. >> china is going to eat our lunch, come on, man. you know, they are not bad folks, folks, but guess what, they are competition for us. >> neil: apparently they are in competition with us. rebecca heinrich a senior fellow, politicians change their mind, rebecca, but now he is pushing infrastructure programs
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at the white house because the chinese are taking our lunch. and i'm just wondering whether he is seeing it at a time when appreciated a little more than two years ago. >> i think there are two cothings going on clement neil since in office he received an intelligence briefing and remember the trump administration focused on this competition with china so aggressively that you would imagine a lot of threat briefings for the trump administration and they hand over when the trump administration handed over to the biden administration was enlightening to the biden team that china poses on a variety of fronts. but the other thing going on his president biden is a political opportunist because he knows there is greater bipartisan support with competing with china that he is now pushing liberal agenda and calling everything to compete with china.
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and so we will have to see what the specifics are and see if they really help the united states to compete with china or if it is a liberal agenda. >> neil: i'm just wondering if the roles are reversed. russia is his big worry now and not as much as it was before, but china is a concern, right? they are the opposite of donald trump where russia was much of a concern. i'm wondering what happened. there is very real threat? >> both of them are threats, neil. the reason why china poses a bigger threat and more of a serious concern for the united states is because they pose the will ideological and capability because of the engine of their economy that they have been pouring into the military and technology to be directly to compete with the united states and on the military side pushes out those specific peer that makes them the greater threat but of course, russia is a thret and the number two cothreat and what we don't want
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to have happen is the two countries partner with one another but remember joe biden has had decades, decades of experience in policy. he has known the chinese and it's only been in the last 100 days that he has decided that china is a threat. until then, he thought of them as a partner and potentially at times a competitor but trade, it is in bolting to the chinese who are competing and seeking to replace the united states is the global superpower. >> neil: really quickly, rebecca, china is expected to behave ahead of the olympics but after that, all bets are off. what do you think? >> i am really worried, neil what can i will do to toy one. taiwan is a great strategic partner for the united states and if china does decide to seize taiwan which is what
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president xi wants to do would push out of the region and all maritime trade passes through that region and effectively hurt the united states. >> neil: to put it mildly, hopefully not, rebecca henricks, thank you very much peer that will do it for us here. thank you very much for joining us. now comes "the five." ♪ ♪ >> jesse: hello, everybody i'm jesse watters, dana perino, greg gutfeld greg gutfeld, katie pavlich and juan williams. 5:00 in new york city and this is "the five." president biden making his first address to congress last night and while he ran on unity, he he sounded anything but that. >> we inherited a nation, we all did and it was in crisis. the worst pandemic and asymmetry. the worst economic crisis since


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