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twice before they censor willy-nilly absolutely it can move the ball irrespective of the outcome of the case. carley: check out vivek's upcoming book "woke inc." thank you for breaking down this very interesting case. i appreciate it. >> thank you. todd: with that "fox & friends" starts right now. have great one. ♪ ♪ >> joe biden smearing republicans as racists over states trying to pass election integrity laws. >> 21st century jim crow assault is rear real. >> let me show me one place jim crow voter suppression. there is none in the bill. >> now demonstrators in miami, south florida, they are continuing to show their strong support for cuban protests. >> when the cuban people no longer fear the cuban government, it's the beginning of the end. >> taliban claims to capture a key trade route between afghanistan and pakistan. graphic video shows militants executing unarm security forces.
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>> one of the bravest people i don't have the exactly the same views as everyone around j that's one piece of information that destroys marxism. we are unique. you can't lump us together. we are not the masses. >> ground ball should end it. to the right side, has got it and the american league has won the 8th straight as they win it here tonight by 2. ♪ ♪ this is going to be the best day of my life ♪ my life ♪ oh, oh. brian: oh my. steve: looking at atlanta, georgia. 84 the high later today on this july 14th, 2021. and, you know who is -- who could say today is the best day of his life? ainsley: who is that? steve: our director, mark. today is his birthday. brian: happy birthday, mark.
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steve: they are passing around a bottle of champagne in the control room. ainsley: bring it up here, please. steve: we know what that looks like when they accidentally push the button and goes to color bars. i'm taunting them. ainsley: they are being under served down there and now you know why. atlanta, the all-star game was supposed to be. they moved it out because democrats were upset about voting reform and new laws there. we go to texas your home state. we saw all the democrats flee to d.c. they were standing on the stretches the capitol. we will show you some video of that but, first, let's show you this president biden was in philadelphia and he is comparing what's happening in texas and some of these other states to jim crow. >> 21st century jim crow assault is real. it's unrelenting. >> the assault and free and fair elections is just such a threat literally. i have said it before.
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we're facing the most significant test of our democracy since the civil war. steve: and then he said that is not hyperbole. lawrence: that's exactly what it is. steve: get in the way back machine last year was a global pandemic. it was also an election year. what could they do, during an emergency, you know, it seems like every state enacted different rules, so the people could vote. well, now we're coming out of it and people are trying, across the country, legislatures are trying to come up with reasonable rules so that everybody can vote. and the key is everybody can vote. lawrence: right. these measures, of course, were supposed to be temporary. they agreed to that at the time. the thing i have noticed and i have been seeing a lot of the democrats on the air singing we shall overcome trying to invoke the emotions. that's exactly right. we shall overcome off key by the way as a former my mom is a choir director. it just annoyed the hell out of
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me. but,. steve: they're on the run. lawrence: right, exactly. this goes back to the point though, it's not about the actual bill itself, it's about them getting more fraud, them getting more votes. the fact it won't be monitored as much. when you look at what they did in the bill before, they said that they objected to ending sunday voting. the republicans decided to put it back in the bill so you could have sunday voting. they went back and forth numerous amounts of time. but the democrats still aren't happy. it just begs the question, why even work with these guys if they're still going to flee to -- i think we have video of the empty chairs in the state legislature because they decided to do their job. ainsley: hillary vaughn from fox how are you still getting paid? how do you sprain it to texas? texans are upset they have to go work to get a paycheck. you flee to d.c. so you don't have to vote. here is the bottom line.
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democrats don't want you to have to show i.d. you hear kamala harris say people can't get to kinkos newt gingrich said just to show you how out of touch she is kinkos closed 13 years ago. in texas we will get into this in a minute. you have to show an i.d. or the last four distal of your social security number. even if you don't have an i.d., you still have to be a citizen. steve: every one of those people who got on an airplane had to show i.d. to get on airplane to flee from texas. ainsley: good point. steve: we heard joe biden say it's not hyperbole the west thing since civil war and jim crow. the presiding officer in the senate town there, and, by the way, the texas senate yesterday passed the voting rights bill which caused the -- ainsley: down party lines 18-4. steve: nonetheless it passed. he he was on the channel saying that the stuff that the left is saying is, well, i will let the lieutenant governor say it.
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>> i think a lot of democrats there are afraid of losing black and brown voters to the republican party. so they want to make them forget it was the democrats who enacted the jim crow laws in the south. let them read the bill. i will come to the oval office. i will sit down with the president. i will go through the bill. let him show me one place that jim crow. one place of voter suppression there's none in the bill. i'm not going to sit here and take it as lieutenant governor and president of the senate. i'm not going to take it i'm not going to let them lie to the america like this. if "the washington post" and the "new york times" and all these other reports. we have increased voting in texas more than any other state in the union. we have improved increased election returns in gubernatorial races which i have been in by 76%. lawrence: ainsley, this is a clown show. if you were looking at what they called themselves yesterday. fugitives. they said they were being held hostage. this is all emotional. steve: did they get on on that plane at gunpoint? lawrence: exactly. they make the decision to do this.
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ainsley: with their beer. lawrence: exactly. they are referring to that, there is statute that suggest that the sergeant in arms, if they were in texas, could arrest them. they have made it very clear, the governor has made it very clear. the moment they landed pack in the state of texas, they would be arrested and brought back to the capitol to do their job. if they don't want to do the job and vote on the bill, just resign. somebody else will take the seat and vote on the bill. if you object to the legislation just say no. steve: exactly. as the democrats arrive in washington for their photo op. which happened the same day joe biden was talking about voting rights, is that a coincidence? , not. we do have some sound and some of the things they had to say as they arrived at dulles airport just outside the district of columbia. >> i'm up here because i don't plan to be a city person in that legislator. i'm not going to be a city -- i'm not. [laughter] i'm not going to be a hostage.
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>> texas republicans don't want free and fair elections. >> we are not to buckle in the big lie in the state of texas. >> we're living right now on borrowed time in texas. and we can't stay here indefinitely. to run out the clock. to stop republican anti-voter bills. i do believe♪ we will overcome ♪ some day. lawrence: that's what i was referring to earlier being off key no, rhythm. to represent texas this way. but the question is too the democrats really believe this? then you have jim clyburn he was on with neil yesterday saying the democrats have never been against voter i.d. hr 1 would eliminate voter i.d. for 35 states. so this goes to the new strategy of the democrats to act like the
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american voters that they don't believe this stuff. that they it not for defund the police. everything is infrastructure. it's lie after lie after lie. steve: because, pardon me, ainsley, i was going to say regarding voter i.d., 80% of the country is for it so what they do is joe biden gets on tv and talks about jim crow and talks about worse thing since civil war in hopes that people don't actually read the bill. when you read the bill. we have got what's in the texas election bill, let's just line by line and figure out what is so the matter with senate bill 1, which passed yesterday and house bill number 3. ainsley, you pass things off. ainsley: you have to be required as you were saying earlier. a driver's license or the last four digits of your social security number. everyone has one of those if you are legal. steve: sure. it requires the polls to be open a minimum of 9 hours. that's great. but it does eliminate overnight voting. ainsley: you can't vote at 2:00
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a.m. lawrence: they install surveillance system to record vote counting activities. ainsley: what's wrong with that? make sure severing above board. lawrence: that is the semantics game they're playing. they say the g.o.p. wants armed poll watchers to be outside. that is not true. it has never been suggested. are they talking about the people that are outside, in texas they have constitutional, meaning if you are on state property, public property can you carry outside. if it doesn't matter if you are a poll watcher or not. obviously you can't go into the facility request your gun. suspects the semantics game. it's playing on the ignorance of some people. i think texans are smarter than that it has nothing to do and tucker alluded to this last night. this isn't about texas. this is about national voting requirements. this is about getting the federal government involved in our election process so they can. steve: federalize. lawrence lawrence exactly. it. ainsley: newt gingrich said if
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they get their way they will cheat. he said they will see that james clyburn might say that earn leaves in you should have an i.d. that's not what james talarico said. he is the state rep from texas. he was on with pete hegseth. fiery interview. i suggest you find that interview. it's really good. they get in an argument about this and james talarico said i don't believe that you should have to show an i.d. lawrence lawrence exactly. steve: here's the thing when you look at the texas democrats who fled to washington and who knows how long they are going to be there, when republicans in oregon did the same thing in 2019 will vox said they were subverting democracy. kamala harris called it as american as apple pie. you in the difference? one party was one party. the other party, the democrats it's okay. the hope is you do not read it. you do not understand it. but like we just went through, what's so bad about that bill?
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ainsley: it's not jim crow. everyone can vote in our country. women can vote. it doesn't matter your color. if you are over the aim of 18, you are i.d. or social security card and depending on your state in georgia you can show a bill showing your address. lawrence: if you are going to make an allegation like they are making right now, you better back it up. and they're not. >> steve: steve they are not. it's a dozen minutes after the hour on mark's birthday our director if you are coming up delay the. the fight in feud turns deadly as the cuban people cite out for help against communism. the biden administration is warning exiles you cannot come to the united states. we're going to come about the double standard coming up. you are watching "fox & friends." look who is going to be on our show today. ♪
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if the proposal passes both chambers, democrats can avoid a g.o.p. filibuster with the reconciliation process. but the resolution will need support from every democrat. today pop star olivia rodrigue go heading to the white house to promote vaccines to young americans. ♪ ♪ carley: disney actress will meet with president biden and dr. anthony fush record videos. they will be shared with rodrigo more than 28 social media followers as well as on white house accounts. to the mlb all-star game the american league winning eighth straight game with 5-2 win over the national league. [cheers] wow! guerrero jr. has doubled the
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lead. carley: hitting the 200th home run in the history of the mid summer classic. the toronto blue jay was crowned the game's mvp. before the game legendary quarterback peyton manning threw out the first pitch. the ball bounced. manning was spotted giving mlb super star some pointers on how to throw a football. maybe they can give each other pointers on how to throw the respective balls, guys. steve: two greats. ainsley: i know, right? talented athlete. steve: he should blame the altitude. carley: the altitude will get in the mile high city. ainsley: how cute are those, the manning boys are so great. thank you, carley. carley: you bet. steve: talk a little bit about cuba. we have been estimating it looked like over the weekend there were hundreds, if not thousands of journalists based in spain but said there were at least 5,000.
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the largest demonstration ever in cuban history. meanwhile, the foreign minister of cuba is accusing the united states of masterminding the protests through a political operation in social media. and speaking of social media, yesterday, police arrested a youtube activist who goes by the name of deanna stars. she was sharing a video of demonstration in havana on sunday. and images of pro-government counter protesters armed with sticks and while she is being interviewed on tv in spain, the police come and arrest her. we're not getting any new images out of cuba, because of the crackdown by the government. they pulled the plug on all those things. ron desantis yesterday said he wants to provide internet access to cuba to get around the government shutdown and suggested, you know, there are florida companies that launch off the space coast that could actually do that. so maybe they should consider it. ainsley: how can cuba blame us for this? it's because of the dictatorship there. it's because of the regime and
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the president is blaming us, blaming our country. there was a demonstrator that was killed. 36-year-old in a clash with police. the dhs secretary alejandro mayorkas was born in cuba. he had a message for people in cuba and in haiti don't come to the u.s. listen. >> allow me to be clear, if you take to the sea, you will not come to the united states. the time is never right to attempt migration by sea. to those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking. again, i repeat, do not risk your life attempting to enter the united states illegally. you will not come to the united states. lawrence: so maybe if they take a plane to the southern border. ainsley: mexico. lawrence: walk across or swim across then you will be okay. steve: get in and get your day in court. lawrence: it's such a double
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standard. important to note the difference what's going on in cuba and on our southern border. these are people fighting for their country. fighting to get justice. fighting to be treated equally. ainsley: freedom. lawrence: carrying the american flag. i like what one guest said today on "fox & friends first." it's like the u.s. government is telling these government leaders in cuba to just be nice. they are not even identifying the ideology that's there. what brought us to this moment, ainsley? ainsley: what is the root cause? do you want to talk about the root causes? it's the dictatorship there it's the fact that the supplies are going to the wealthy, to the people who are in charge, to the people who agree with the president, and they are making, we heard yesterday, $15 a month for their family. steve: it's just crazy. lawrence: that's cruel. steve: it is this simple. for mayorkas to say yesterday, any refuse few geese coming here by boat would be intercepted by the coast guard and taken back to cuba where they will go to prison or they will be killed.
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is that really smart? so think about it, he is saying if you are fleeing communism, we will send you right back and you are going to die. but, if you come in on our southern border, certain people, no questions asked. come on, you are going to get your day in court. there is such a double standard. that is one -- joe biden is in real pickle politically. south florida democrats are -- want him to come to miami as soon as possible to support for the cuba people and also essentially to call for calm in haiti. remember, haiti, last week, the president there was assays sin nateed. absolutely. the area is a mess. and what are we doing? we are not cooking anything. look at that no communism. it's easy. mayorkas is saying if you are trying to flee communism, too bad you can't do it now because we will send you back home and you are going to be in trouble. ainsley: there is tampa, florida. that's miami right there. previous photos video were w.
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tampa. also happened in jacksonville blocked the street they are chanting where is biden in the democratic socialists of america. the four members, aoc, rashida tlaib, jamal brown and cori bush staying silent. haven't said anything. that's why desi cuellar a cuban america is running for aoc's seat. listen to what he says. >> if you speak to just anybody who was first generation, maybe second jerks from any of these countries, they are going to have a strong hate for anything that is communism or socialism because they know that it's stolen. it has stolen lives and stolen everything from the people who have come here. my family has lost property. thousands of people gone missing in cuba just in the last week. 150 people who have gone missing because of the socialism it destroys everything. there is nothing good about it. lawrence: why are the democrats silent they are already in trouble with that population. i spent a lot of time there talking to folks during the campaign. these are a lot of folks that
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voted for president trump. do you know what the number bun one issue on their mind socialism. they know what happened there many of the kids there knew the stories of their parents. some of them are first generation immigrant and they said what they are seeing in america today, the rhetoric because of the heart in saying do you know what? government should have more control of the wealth. it sounds like cuba. it sounds like the dictatorship that was there. and so, if democrats really want to get ahead of this, they have got to denounce socialism. they have got to denounce the progressive base. they don't want to. exactly right. ainsley: maybe this is why mayorkas doesn't want them to come in because they will vote for the republican. the next republican presidential candidate. steve: here's the thing. this is why i said joe biden is in a pickle. he lost the state of florida. lawrence: yep. steve: there is such a large cuban and haitian community there they have got. they are looking, look, my people want to flee oppression. they want to flee communism and this administration won't let
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them? come on. aoc and bernie have been defending cuba's economic authoritarianism and that's why they are quiet because now, you can see on your own screen, it's terrible. lawrence: bad philosophy. ainsley: are they still saying covid now? is that why search protesting in florida? not because of covid. they want to stand in solidarity with the people of cuba. they are tired of the socialist agenda. and the biden administration, this is not a good look for them. they know we are going to be talking about socialism. lawrence: i cannot say this enough, but the will to fight for their country, it should be applauded and it is just such a -- all these social justice war year he is that were all through the street. that talked about it and we support peaceful protest. but to be silent on their, whether these people are fighting for freedom. real freedom. saying we want to be treated equally. that the risk, the powerful, the well-connected shouldn't play by different rules that our food
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shouldn't be taken away. we shouldn't be given rations and to be silent on that, i think a lot of americans sitting at home today saying these people are frauds. they are hypocritical. maybe they don't really believe in the things they say they do. steve: bernie sanders, who is the independent socialist from vermont. he blamed the united states. he said the reason they are uprising is because of the american sanctions. which, you know, obama got rid of, clinton got rid of. and trump imposed again and they actually worked. and now biden is turning them around. ainsley: so conservative actor jon voight he touched on this on the dangers of marxism, the importance of freedom when he sat down with tucker carlson. "tucker carlson today" is on fox nation. here's the clip. >> the one piece of information that destroys marxism, you know, we are unique. you can't lump us together. we are not the masses. we are individual souls. and we each have destiny. you know, you cannot suppress us
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in this way. and make us something other, tell us what to do, how to dress, no, no. you know, we have destiny to fulfill. we need that freedom. freedom is so important. lawrence: you can see that full interview on tucker carlson's interview on fox nation today it will be available today at 4:00 p.m. steve: all right. very good. all right. meanwhile -- lawrence: turning to the rise in tension in afghanistan as u.s. troops wall pull out of the country. ainsley: taliban claims it captured a key route between afghanistan and pakistan. steve: what happens next? greg palkot is live in afghanistan kabul it disturbing video of a taliban execution has been released. greg? >> absolutely, folks. yeah. as the fighting gets worse here, the stories get uglier too. the ministry of defense confirming to you fox news in a recent clash between government forces and the taliban that militants shot in cold blood 22
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afghan commandos who are surrendering at the time. they couldn't confirm, however, the gruesome video allegedly of the scene. the taliban is thought to control over 1/3 of the country yet including now reportedly a key border crossing between southern afghanistan and pakistan. we went out to find today how this country is getting its troops ready take a look. >> the performance of the afghan military against the taliban lately has been frankly subpar. it's live fire exercises like this one at a base outside of kabul that the military brass tries to get these guys will up to snuff. after just three months of training the volunteer also be in the battle with the militants. we watched as they went through their bases they are raw. i have got to tell you. i have got to tell you. one 18-year-old told us he was there because the taliban killed his father. and one top general told us she could use air power. as the american military now
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symbolically ends its involvement in its longest war here this week, this country could use a lot of help. back to you. steve: a lot of help. all right, greg, thank you very much. all right. we are coming up on the half hour. 6:30 here in new york city. coming up, those fugitive texas democrats received high praise for their actions running away after arriving in d.c. but what are folks back home in texas saying? we're going to talk to a republican lawmaker there deep in the heart of texas coming up next. ♪ ck? yes, thank you, that was fast. sgt. houston never expected this to happen. or that her grandpa's dog tags would be left behind. but that one call got her a tow and rental... ...paid her claim... ...and we even pulled a few strings. making it easy to make things right: that's what we're made for. usaa. what you're made of, we're made for. get a quote today.
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blawrps lawrence welcome back the democrats block the voting reform bill. >> these lawmakers are brave. they are courageous. and they are simply fighting for the right of every texan to have the right to vote. what could be more all-american than that? >> what you have done comes with great sacrifice both personal and political. you are doing this in support and in defense of some of our nation's highest ideals. lawrence: here to react is republican state representative lacy hole. thank you so much for joining the program today. so, can you separate fact from fiction how does this harm voting in our great state of texas. >> thank you for having me. it does not harm voting in teckets. this bill will make it easy to
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vote and hard to cheat. lawrence: explain what the democrats are saying that this is going to be voter suppression. that the fact is that people can't get ids? do you have people reaching out to your office saying they don't have a social security number or an i.d.? >> no, we definitely do not have that and, again, if you don't have a driver's license. you definitely should have a social security number. lawrence: let's dig deeper, what happens they decided to leave the state. they have been backed by the media and the democrats in washington. so what happens if they don't return? obviously they can't be arrested until they arrive at the state. so will that legislation stand or will it go back to before the pandemic? what is the legal procedures in the legislature there? >> well, we can't do anything with this bill and until they return. so, if we can't, you know, pass this bill, the governor will
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keep calling special session after special session until we get this done. so, if they don't return, and we can't pass, this the law stays the same. it just -- the way it's always been, which we know we need change there, which is why we are doing this. so, the governor is committed to having this change in our election law, so he will just keep calling special session after special session. lawrence: real quickly, representative, will the pandemic measures stand in the texas law or will they go to before the pandemic? >> well, the problem we had was counties making up and just interpreting election code basically however they wanted, which they did not have the legal standing to do so. so it would stay the same. lawrence: state representative, thank you so much for joining the program. hopefully, the media will see this interview and push back on some of those things that
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weren't necessarily set. thanks at lo. coming up, as cubans come out against the communist regime. three immigrants found stateside will join us next. ♪ ♪ overwhelmed by the ups and downs of frequent mood swings of bipolar i? ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs.
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end to the communist dictatorship as the country is plagued by food and medical shorters, power outages and increasing covid deaths. joining us now are a couple of immigrants who each fled communist regimes for the freedom of america. ail bannian immigrant peter la image left his home and family following severe government persecution there and chinese who survived the move cultural revolution. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning, steve. steve: good morning. peter, let me start with you. when you look at those images, it has to be deja vu all over for you and your family from a communist country. clearly communism cuba is not working and that's why they pulled the plug on the social media application people were getting these images out because cuba doesn't want the world to
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see what the communism doesn't work. >> communism doesn't work anywhere not only in cuba. this is a confrontation between two irreconcilable entities. is that true communist. the elites trying to maintain power through bruit force and the anti-communist sort of people who want freedom and liberty. this is a confrontation that eventually is going to have to happen. socialism can be voted in. but to maintain power, tough use bruit force. and to dislodge it, you need a bloody revolution, unfortunately it is a confrontation that must be had. they must be dismantled. it must be defeated once and for all and it must be prevented from returning to the island of cuba forever. communism is evil it produces nothing but command and control over the population and it produces misery ghaps communist countries, they eventually become detention centers where people are detained by their own
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government and enslaved by their own government. my family and i, we were slaves until we came to the united states. and until we escaped communist al bane i can't. we were owned by the government. so i understand why the cube what thecuban people are going h right now. my heart and prayers go to them. steve: absolutely. let's hope bernie sanders just listened to that and the scwawz as well. lily, you were hoping that china would change. they never did, that's why you got out. >> well, i realized i graduated from law school i wanted china to have a rule of law society instead of rule of man. i had to flee for america because, otherwise, i feel feared for my own life i could not be a free person. communism is like a bad religion, taps crime against
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humanity. it just does not go well with human natural desires because we are born with pride. communist do not see you as human beings with privilege and pride. they just see you as one of their numbers. and then politics collective society. i lived in china 23 years. i went through mao's revolution. people were divided, hate each other, violence, chaotic society and destroying the culture, traditions and families. and even today when you look at the communist china, it still -- i feel for the cuba people. sandy loud clear message we stand with them. we stand with the people of community and get rid of communism in the world. steve: speaking of the people of cuba. a cuban immigrant, her family fled the island after her father
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was released as a political prisoner. and now she joins us as well. irina, have we heard enough from joe biden? you know, jobe says we stand with the cuban people. but when people are trying to leave cuba and flee communism, you know, you have got the secretary of homeland security saying don't come by boat because we're just going to send you back to cuba where you are going to go immediately to prison. >> that would be fine if they would stand in solidarity and firmly with the cuban people. but they are almost pleading with the government, with a regime and you can't plead with thugs. they are never going to abide by the social standards and civility. they are always going to come forcefully down on the people. so, it's been in vain. their statements have been very void of firm news. and moral backbone, really. steve: and, you know, irenena, you know better than anybody, because you were very familiar with cuba. those people just -- they want
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what we have got. they want freedom. and they have lived under the thumb of that dictatorship long enough. they have had it up to here. maybe this is the beginning of the end. >> hopefully to. so blame this on covid is so ridiculous. and myopic in scope. there has been a whole host of issues throughout the last 62 years that have culminated to this period. and hopefully, it is the beginning of the end. steve: well, we will see. peter and irina and lily, we thank you all for sharing your stories with us on this wednesday morning. >> thank you for having us. >> thank you. >> thank you for having us. steve: all right. a dozen minutes before the top of the hour. janice dean the weather machine where outside today it is not range. janice: it's into. great day in the northeast. take a look at the temperatures. hi, my friend. how are you? good to see you. all right, it's 70 lehr in new york. 70 in mirg. we do have the potential for a little bit of shower activity still across the northeast. not as bad as it has been over the last couple of days. i will tell you heavy rainfall across the southwest, it's a good news, bad news situation.
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you just saw the clip where i talked about the coffee shop owner, but, just what we have endured in the state as parents has been so difficult. and i feel like they have us right where they want us because we were in such a grind trying to make everyday happen with small kids. either juggling working from home and figuring out how to, you know, get them set up on a computer, to do distance learning and i have a baby and a 3-year-old at the time, they were climbing all over my son's computer. just they shut down our playgrounds and the beaches. libraries, just opened here, so, we had little resources. and everybody is fighting about it. and it just gets to be too much. and so, you know, our board of
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supervisors, they are the ones who implement all of our public health mandates. and they just started meeting in person. and enough is enough. i showed up to represent moms across america who are fed up with all of these rules. ainsley: melissa, it's crazy. even if you are vaccinated you still have to wear a mask in your area on public transportation, indoors in k through 12 schools. health settings in nursing homes. detention facilities, homeless and emergency shelters. i look at that video of you. i know how hard it is to be a mother. a mother of four. you had to get all those kids dressed in their car seats, drive to that meeting. you are very passionate about this. and i know you are a big supporter of sharon mckin then. she started the let them breathe. she is taking legal action. how do you see this playing out in san diego? when are they going to lift all these restrictions? >> yeah, thank you so much for bringing up her organization
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because i am -- i guess is this how this works in america? like you have to sue people to get your rights back? what's been happening is completely unconstitutional. so, her organization is funded by parents, we're funding a lawsuit against the state. to say these mandates aren't lawful. >> and they have gone on long enough. i mean, i think -- i feel comfortable being on national television saying we shouldn't have our kids in masks. ainsley: thanks for standing up. >> they should have never been in masks. ainsley: thanks for standing up for our kids and small businesses. you are right. you told our producers target made 15 billion, yet the small business had to close. thank you so much. keep fighting. >> thank you. ainsley: more "fox & friends" coming up. ozempic® can help you get back in it. oh, oh, oh, ozempic®!
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again. everything's better between king's hawaiian bread. ainsley: president biden comparing what's in texas and other states as jim crow. >> it's real, unrelenting. >> let him show me one place of jim crow or voter suppression. not one place in the bill. >> cuba protesters erupting in florida. >> they're asking the biden administration to intervene. >> their statements have been very void of backbone. >> the navy may not be ready for war. >> this from active duty lt.. sometimes we care about more if we have diversity officers than if we will win a fight with a
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chinese navy. >> the june the most since august 2008. >> cause higher inflation and loss of respect. this is why we are in a dangerous zone here. >> former olympic medalist pushing back on the u.s. olympic committee. >> the american flag, old glory needs rebranding? the answer to that is no. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ainsley: a great shot louisville, kentucky the shot is coming up over the clouds in the city. it's going to be high 80's today if you live in louisville. good morning, thanks for waking up with us. steve: good morning as well to lawrence jones. brian is off the rest of the week. he is on vacation. lawrence: good to be with you guys. a lot happening in the news today. good to see god's country. ainsley: you always say that about texas and your mom is already up watching. lawrence: all those southern states. i don't want to exclude them from god's country.
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ainsley: and middle america, too. lawrence: that's right. steve: you mentioned your mom earlier who complained about the democrats singing yesterday off key because she ran a choir. lawrence: i complained to her. i was like my mom would be -- she wouldn't be pleased to see. ainsley: her choir singing like that. lawrence: off beat. steve: 15 seconds his mom emails good morning i love you. ainsley: i'm watching. did she sing to you a lot growing up. lawrence: she made us sing too. i not sing on this program. ainsley: but you can sing? lawrence: i can sing. ainsley: it's 7:02 on the east coast if you are waking up for work. president biden pushes congress to push federal voting laws as is he scolding the republicans for strict voter access. steve: federal access. this as the showdown intensifies between republicans and the texas democrats who he ho fled via private jet to break the quorum. how long will that last? lawrence: exactly. they landed in d.c. and got a very warm welcome. david spunt joins us live from the white house with more.
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david, a lot of officials greeting the texas delegation. >> very much so. and you know voting rights is a central theme of this administration. the question what can be done on a federal level when the margins are razor thin at the u.s. capitol here in washington, d.c. president biden, while the texas democrats were here meeting with officials yesterday, he was in philadelphia just a few hundred yards from independence hall, the birthplace of the declaration of independence and the u.s. constitution. the president made it clear he wants to see protections, federal protections for all voters, fans of his or not. >> there's an unfolding assault taking place in america today, an attempt to suppress and subvert the right to vote in fair and free elections. >> as the president laid out his argument in pennsylvania, democrats from the state legislature in austin, texas,
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arrived in washington after walking off the job there. where the legislature was set to pass a new voting law endorsed by governor greg abbott that law cannot pass now without the democrats physically being in the chamber. they gathered outside the u.s. capitol yesterday and sang we shall overcome. listen here. ♪ we will overcome ♪ we will oversome day ♪ >> the group met with senate majority leader chuck schumer and later vice president kamala harris who both support that plan to temporarily leave the lone star state to block what they call a restrictive law. >> the right of the american people to vote is as american as apple pie. >> and yesterday president biden called on the department of justice to double its voting rights section as far as attorneys are concerned. i cover the doj. i spoke to an official there they said they're already well
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on that way of fulfilling the goal and hiring more attorneys when it comes to federal voting laws. back to you. steve: david spunt live outside the white house. thank you very much. when joe biden talks about voting changes are jim crow or worse than the -- worse than since the civil war. do you know who likes to hear that? the progressives. i will explain why. what he is trying to do is he is trying to suggest that the republicans are racist. and they are distorting the truth about hr-1 which would essentially, lawrence was talking about how it would federalize voting restrictions. lawrence: correct. steve: all across the country. it really is a federal takeover of voting rights in all 50 states. is he trying to appease the progressives because they are frustrated that he will not support the getting rid of the filibuster. and so it all comes -- it all fits together. they are not going to get rid of the filibuster. so he has got to sound like is he getting tough about this. but, when you look at and we have detailed all this stuff.
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when you look at it, what's the matter with these changes. ainsley: common sense. you look at these changes, common sense. you have to show an i.d. or give the last four digits of your social security number if you want to vote. that means if you live here, you have a social security number. so you can go to the poll and vote. 's. lawrence: you know, ainsley, i made the point in the commercial break in the last hour. steve: we are always so brilliant during the commercials. lawrence: we always have a lot to say. be on national tv supporting some nonsense like this that will prevent people interest in my own community from voting. i just cannot see myself doing it and the reason why the democrats are taking this narrative. because they lost in georgia. they lost in georgia when it comes to the legislation. "the washington post" gave them four pinocchios when they called it a new jim crow. this is just an attempt to nationalize this process. they have done with back and forth saying they were for voter i.d. they know that's not true. even in their own bill right now
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on the floor they're trying prohibit voter nid 35 states. so, again, the democrats are spinning on this issue. and, again, this works for the progressives but for the moderate people that are in the state of texas, it's just not going to fly. ainsley: the attorney general of arizona said this is the highway to hell. newt gingrich said if they have it their way, you will -- what is the big deal if you have to show an i.d. to go vote so we can make sure that you live in this country and that you are an american citizen you? can't participate if you are not. so, what is the big deal about that? steve: well, 80% of the country likes the idea of showing i.d. when you vote. ainsley: yeah, i know. steve: that is a loser for them. during the pandemic, because we were all trying to stay apart from people last november, there were two pandemic practices that -- and these are the things -- these are what really gets people down in texas. it ended two pandemic practices, drive-thru voting and 24-hour voting. those are the things that are
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going to change. they are going to, instead, have voting from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 24-hour voting. you know, 3:00 in the morning, mischief can happen. just eliminate that that seems reasonable. you were talking to lacey hull a little while ago from texas. she had this observation about the importance of passing the voting bill in texas. watch this. >> the problem we had was counties making up and just interpreting election code how -- basically however they wanted. which they did not have the legal standing to do so. if we can't, you know, pass this bill, the governor will keep calling special session after special session until we get this done. so, if they don't return and we can't pass this, the law stays the same. it just -- the way it's always been, which we know we need change there, which is why we are doing this.
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lawrence: ainsley, to put a button on this i don't want to get wonky but there has been confusion about what happens here. the constitution gives the state the opportunity to control elections. but in texas, they leave it, a lot of this up to the counties. during the pandemic, they decided to interpret and put these measures in place because of the pandemic. it was never state law passed for them to do that. will just going to go back to the same thing. people saying why don't we leave it alone and it will be the same as usual. that's not the case. they will still have the flexibility to interpret the law to put those measures that were done during the pandemic in place. ainsley: what are people in texas saying, your friends saying about the democrats going to washington and i have heard they are getting paid so they need to go back and work. they are working for the american people. lawrence lawrence a lot of people are upset. texas is a majority republican state. they think it's political posturing. the one thing i have noticed in texas is there has been no pushback from the state press. there has been none whatsoever to hold them accountable on the
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issue and go point by point for -- they keep talking about it pews to the poll sunday voting this. he put that back in the bill. yet, they are allowed to go back on tv and use that talking point, ainsley. steve: let's talk about another gigantic story. and this is what is going on in cuba. we showed you some of the images of the demonstrations in havana on sunday. they are estimating now 5,000 people were there. a best of your knowledge of people suddenly disappeared. isn't that convenient. it's gotten so desperate there, that raúl castro came out of retirement to have an emergency meeting and try to figure out where they go from here. and then you have got i saw images yesterday of people in south florida loading up their boats with water, trying to go over to cuba to pick people up. and then you have got secretary of homeland security mayorkas saying hey, if anybody tries to leave cuba to come to the united
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states. we're just going to catch you, you know, if you are on a boat and we're going to have the coast guard take you back. ainsley: okay to enter through mexico but not okay if you are live in cuba or live in haiti, he said. you are not welcome here. steve: if you are trying to flee communism, you cannot do it according to the fall government of joe biden. lawrence: let's get this straight, the national security strategy and messaging from the white house is tell the people that are actually fighting for their country to stay. steve: right. lawrence: people fleeing their country it's open sesame. steve: right no. questions asked. if you come through our southern border, you know, you will wind up with your day in court. but, if you try to leave that communist regime right there on a boat, you are lucky enough to find somebody that's got enough gas to go 90 miles and you wind up in, i don't know, stuart florida or something like that, we're going to turn you around and send to you prison is
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essentially what we are saying because we are going to give balk to the cuban authorities. ainsley: yesterday we in a lady on, a congresswoman from new york, nicole mall tack can you say, she said her parents came from cuba. she said she has talked to her relatives down there. she said they will take your businesses. they will take all your money. they will give you $5 a month for your whole family to survive on and then they will take all of -- we keep hearing short tack of paper towels. shortage of toilet paper. the leadership there will take all of that and hoard it all and you won't have anything. the people are fed up. that's why they are taking to the streets. steve: that is socialism. lawrence: that's exactly right. i don't think the american public are aware of that we have immigrants here who fled communism earlier today steve interviewed them on "fox & friends." this is what they have to say. >> my family and i, we were slaves until we came to the united states, until we escaped communist al bane i can't. we were owned by the government. i understand why the cuban people are going through. >> i had to flee for america i
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feel my whole life i cannot be a free person. communism is a bad religion. it's a crime against humanity. >> almost pleading with the government regime. you can't plead with thugs. they are never going to abide by the social standards and civility. they are always going to come forcefully down on the people. ainsley: they left poverty to come here for the american dream. now they are on national television from their beautiful homes and our country has just provided everything. steve: there are the images of the people down in south florida. taking water, put them in boats. they will try to go to cuba. then you have mayorkas yesterday telling people in those boats that is illegal. what you are doing is illegal. you cannot take your boat to cuba. so, you know, if you are in cuba, it's not like they are watching us right now. they have got to feel desperate. it's like what do we have to do? how are we going to get out of this situation? ainsley: it's hard to watch the
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images of those individuals and know what they have gone through there. lawrence: exactly right. ainsley: warms my heart to see so many cuban down in jacksonville. huge rally in tampa of support. a big one in miami. lawrence: these are the same people that are on the screen during the campaign that warned americans this is what is going to happen. and they don't teach this stuff in school. they don't teach the stories of the individuals that we just had on "fox & friends" telling what these communist countries are all about. ainsley: is that why the democratic socialists of america. you have got rasheda tlaib and jamal brown. you have got aoc and corey bush? is that why they are staying silent right now. >> it is their ideology lawrence they want to talk about the nice parts of it not the death and destruction of communism. steve: if you want to leave communism and come here, i'm all for it or he has got to say
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something. but his answer so far has not pleased the democrats in south florida. so he has a problem with cuba. he has a problem with the voting rights. and he has got a problem with inflation. the cover of the "new york post" today, the incredible shrinking dollar. inflation up 5.4%. milk, gas, wine, eggs, all cost more. this is a big problem for the administration. and so is crime. they are trying to figure out. that's why they had that summit at the white house a couple of days ago where they called in leader from these towns that are under siege with handgun violence. what are we going to do? one of the things they said here in new york city, and they said in chicago as well, is there is a terrible gang war. do you know what? there were gangs as long as i can remember. you know, west side story was all about gang violence. ainsley: was it like this though. geraldo was saying, i was reading his tweet. lori lightfoot said there were 117,000 gang members in chicago
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versus 12 to 1,000 cons. he says gangsters outnumber cops 10 to 1. lawrence: that's according to the police superintendent in chicago. it used to be the police chief in dallas. let's look at that's numbers. up 11% since 2020. and then,. steve: big number and the retired officers. lawrence: 363 officers have retired this year. we have got to talk about the root causes of why this is happening. but we also got to get it under control right now. and i will continue to say, we need one judge that can process the warrant that can go out -- we know exactly who these people are d.a. them. hold them accountable. kim foxx allows violent offenders back on the street. we know who they are. not processing the cases effectively. even when they do process the cases they let them right back on the street. steve: when you look at that -- if we could mark -- it's mark's birthday today. if mark could put up the retirements of the police
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officers -- keep in mind ever since the george floyd killing, you know, police have been under pressure. they have been under pressure for the last couple of years. so far this year, 363 officers have retired in chicago. >> we're only seven months. in. lawrence: right. steve: total number for 2018 and it's gotten bigger and bigger as so many -- you know, so many officers feel like the administration, local administration doesn't have their back. lawrence: right. steve: some people walking around with a cell phone. waiting for somebody to do something they can blow up on social media. next thing you know they lose their career. so cops are stepping back. they are not -- you know, they are not doing policing. lawrence: yeah. they are not being proactive. ainsley, we were having a great conversation about equal justice under the law. and no one want to see people beat. i have been very vocal about that. you cannot demonize the entire
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profession. that's what james craig has been saying over and over. i had the opportunity to talk to him. look what he was able to accomplish in detroit. he was on with the faulkner focus earlier this week. take a look at the tape. >> police officers are not supported. i don't care if they can find a way and they won't be able to to hire 2,000 more police officers. bottom line, they don't feel supported and candidly, i believe, there is depolicing going on. they are pulling back because they don't feel supported. so, unless they do that and have an honest conversation about what needs to happen, nothing is going to change. and so, they put their heads in the sand ag and do what? do nothing. democrats are backing off of defunding. but what they are not backing off of is ending qualified immunity. ending qualified immunity is nothing more than defunding the police. ainsley: coming to a neighborhood near you if it's not in your neighborhood already this defunding message where you can't -- if you pick up 911, you
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expect police to come to your house. what if he they're all retiring? what if they are too scared to do their jobs? lawrence: what about the wait times in major cities? ainsley: you are on your own. >> there are certain crimes that they are no longer going to investigate. steve: oh, just a car jacking? i got to look at the list. ainsley: right. 7:19 here on the east coast. a new york journalist is targeted and what federal authorities call a twisted kidnapping plot. todd piro joins us with more. >> steve, ainsley and lawrence the doj charging these four iranian intel officials trying to cape journalist and take her to iran this all believed to be on behalf of the iranian government. she has identified herself as the target federal authorities say the men wanted to smuggle her overseas in the a bid to silence her criticism of human right abuses in iran. she tweeted quote grateful for foiling the great republic of iran's plot to kidnap me.
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members of the kidnapping ring researched travel routes from the home to brooklyn and looked into the possibility of hiring a company that uses military style spieth speed goats evacuate people from the city. they also took photos of her at home and while she ran errands. these men face a string of charges, including kidnapping conspiracy, sanctions violation conspiracy and bank and wire fraud conspiracy. those four suspects still based in iran, still on the run. back to you. steve: scary story. ainsley: very scary. steve: thank you, todd. still ahead on thissens with the navy faces criticism from its own ranks for being too focused on diversity training instead of winning wars. retired rear admiral mark montgomery says it's time the navy focuses on its core mission and the admiral is coming up. ♪ ♪ hey you ♪ always on always on the run ♪ got to slow it down baby ♪ got to have some fun ♪
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u.s.? >> well, they are missing that they are not reading our own state department website which explains that these medical missions that where the cuban government sends out over 30,000 doctors and nurses to work in 58 different countries is a kind of human trafficking or human slavery because they are pulling in 6 to $8 billion a year from these different countries and keeping it all in their coffers. and when i say their coffers, i mean the communist corrupt government at the very top. none of this money trickles down to the people. the doctors and nurses who go and work in other countries, instead of staying at home where they can help the people who are suffering from the pandemic, those doctors make a little tiny amount of money that's put into their bank accounts in cuba that barely keep their families alive. lawrence: so let's talk about the quality of care. do the citizens of cuba get quality care from those doctors? >> the people in cuba, the healthcare to talk about healthcare in cuba is to talk
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about one of the saddest things on earth. there is no healthcare in cuba for the regular people. there are clinics for foreign visitors and foreign tourists and there is one special hospital for the communist elite. everyone else goes to clinics and hospitals which are covered in roaches and rats and they have no equipment. they have no medicine. they have no gauze. when a cuban person in cuba needs to have an operation. they call their family members here in miami to send them gauze, syringes, suture material, and that's what they use in cuba for operations. the cuban people have nothing for themselves. >> what do you think and what do you make of some of the leaders right here at home blaming the u.s. elm boring for the problems in cuba today? >> it's terrible. they don't like the way cuban americans vote, perhaps. all they have to do is go
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online. read what is on the state department website. you don't have to go much further. cuba is a terrible corruption nation where the people suffer poverty, which is indescribable and what's super sad about the poverty is that it is imposed from above. because there is plenty of money in cuba pouring in for all sorts of -- in all sorts of ways, the cuban government but they keep that money. that money goes to their own bank accounts and the people suffer tremendously. any assistance that we give, any time that we interact with the cuban government. the cuban government makes itself stronger, increases its hold and gets richer. lawrence: doctor, they want this to be a model for america. this is what they are teaching our kids in the colleges. >> we have unfortunate. thank you so much for joining the program. >> thank you. lawrence: come up, the incredible shrinking dollar. how inflation is packing a powerful punch straight through your wallet. stuart varney explains the trend that will cost you big time. that's next. ♪
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carley: good morning, back with your headlines, lawyers for the illegal immigrant convicted of killing mollie tibbetts are calling for a new trial they say two informs can identify the, quote, real killer. one of the informs has been dismissed as not credible much the other claims he heard the killer confess behind bars. he will testify the cristhian rivera's sentencing tomorrow. rivera is expected to receive a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole. a man suffers second degree burns after liquid is thrown at him on the streets of manhattan. police are looking for this shirtless suspect who allegedly laughed after tossing the scoldso-calling victim's back ad soldier. is he believed to be homeless.
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the victim was treated for the burns at a hospital. a lawyer agrees to represent britney spears and her conservative battle page 6 reports the pop star has had several conversations with attorney matthew rosen gart. he will appear in court today to argue spears has the right to choose her own lawyer. >> the judge will then have to decide whether to appoint him. spears picked rosen gart after court appointed lawyer resigned from the case following bombshell testimony last month. former olympic medalist pushing back on the olympic committee considering changing the flag and its logo. >> that's the american flag old glory need rebranding? the answer to that is no. >> the american flag is iconic it doesn't just represent the greatest country in the world. it represents and symbolizes millions of americans who have worked hard, who have sacrificed. some of them with their own
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lives. carley: the committee says it's considering the new design as part of a rebrand. a rebrand for the u.s. olympic team, guys. over to you. lawrence: carley, i think people are so sick of this. carley: couldn't agree more. >> lawrence: a live look at capitol hill as democrats unveil $3.5 trillion budget. to cover items left out of the infrastructure deal expand funding such as medicare and green energy programs to name a few. steve: gigantic amount of money. if passed democrats can then avoid a g.o.p. filibuster with the reconciliation process provided they can get around the parliamentarian despite fears it would fuel for the country. joining success stuart varney. ainsley: ains good morning. republicans are worried this will fuel more inflation. >> they are absolutely right to
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worry along those lines. yes, if you chuck another $3.5 trillion into the economy, that's what you get more inflation on top of the inflation we have already got. this is a marv spending plan. this is how the left, i would say the far left, actually, wants to transform our society. massive new spending on the green new deal, climate, and on healthcare and other things combined with massive new taxes on individuals and on businesses. you add it all up, and you have got 3 and a half trillion dollars worth of extra spending agreed to by none other than bernie sanders. this is what they want. transform america. >> but, as you said, ainsley, if you get, this you get more inflation on top of the inflation that we have already got and which have you been reporting on all morning. you can't just chuck trillions into the economy and have no impact on inflation. steve: that's right. the cover of the "new york post," we healed this up earlier, the incredible
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shrinking dollar. inflation up 5.4%, most in 13 years. here's the thing. the bottom line says, milk, gas, wine, oh, that's a killer, eggs, all cost more. and so while the democrats want to pump this $3.5 trillion into the economy, it comes at a great price. because, inflation really means everything costs you more. so do you really want to pay more for gas and eggs and wine? >> well, you have gotten to the point now where gains in inflation have outpaced in gains in wages. in other words, rising prices are taking away the purchasing power of the average worker even though they have got a wage increase. and, you know, it only gets worse. i have been doing a lot of traveling recently, i have been on vacation. and i was amazed to see everywhere i went the price of everything has gone up. dramatically. anybody who has traveled around. anybody who goes into a grocery store or any place else.
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you will know inflation is here. it has a arrived with a general general's, and i don't think it's going away, steve. i think it's here for a good time to come. you can't chuck trillions of dollars into the economy and not expect prices to rise as you throw in those trillions. how about this? i paid $5 for one single scoop of vanilla ice cream in a paper cup with no sprinkles. steve: was it worth it. >> it was for the grandchildren so yes it was very much worth you know what i mean. ainsley: not only are we paying taxes and more taxes in some states, we are also paying more for these products. just so they can have their infrastructure bill. >> across the board you are paying more. for everything. lawrence: stuart, think i this he are going to pay for this at the ballot box. i think the american people are sick of this. i think there will be consequences. >> hold on. you might be wrong. steve: people are going to get free stuff. you chuck out all that money and a lot of people like it.
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to some, it is free money and that's popular and they will vote for the party which gives them free money. it might be popular, brother. steve: we call him mr. money bags in my town. go to the dairy queen, it's not 5 bucks. lawrence: thanks, stuart. ainsley: thank you so much, stuart. moderna will test the vaccine's effect on pregnant women. thousands of them have already received the shot. dr. marc siegel received the shot what you need to know come up. lawrence: retired rear admiral mark montgomery is coming up next. ♪ ♪
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new disturbing report on the navy reveals some disturbing strife in the branch saying the navy lacks preparedness for war and focuses too much on things like diversity. anonymous navy lieutenant writing sometimes i think we care more about whether we have enough diversity officers than it will survive a fight with the chinese navy. that is not good our next guest helped prepare this robert. served '2 years in the u.s. navy and served in the ghicialtion good morning to you. >> good morning and thank you for having me on this important issue, steve absolutely we read it appeared you were the author of it. the navy is not the navy floating around the world right now. >> for certain. 35 years ago when you i was a junior officer we were
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laser-focused on the soviet navy looking at how their ships operate. what missiles they fire. how we shoot them down. when we -- we had suspicions of under investment and officer training and under resourced ship maintenance. what we didn't know how perceptive the young sailors, the men and women who crew our ships are they knew that this and an overfocus on administration and different issues pull our focus away from war-fighting. of course, fighting and winning our country's battles at sea is the mission of the navy focus on war fighting needs to be job one. >> right. we are looking at video what's going on on a ship during when they invite the press in and everybody is on the bridge and people at battle stations and stuff like that. essentially what your report says the is the navy of the today. less concerned about the battle and more about the bureaucratic casey. >> i don't think we intentionally got here. one of the things where we layer
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on issue after issue much like army battalion goes to iraq. when a navy ship gets let ready to get underway it need to focus on training and war fighting and not on administrative briefings on any issue or that issue. you have got to make the right investment. that was our our core belief, this costs money it's not sitting down and getting briefed on one issue or another. it's sitting down in high end war fighting similarity and practicing fighting the chinese. steve: according to your report, these are some of the complaints within the navy that you have heard from the officers. first one is pretty scary. distracted leaders. that's what you don't want. also, everybody is freaked out. they are worried about they are going to get bad publicity. the navy is too small to handle all tanks given. they have lost focus on growing good ship handlers, sailors and officers lack will sufficient
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resiliency. that's a big to do list. if you could give the pentagon one suggestion about how to improve the navy today, what will it be. >> it has got to be focus on war fighting. the way you get there proper investments of the sailor's time and the government and the taxpayer's money. the sailors' time is in more fighting. not briefings. the governments money is in high end simulation and the maintenance of the ships. steve: just seems like they are too concerned about cya. >> certainly there is the issue of -- this leads to a lack of risk-taking. when you don't focus on the first thing first, people start to feel micromanaged and not take the right amount of risk. so, we think by correcting these other issues, you will remove this risk-taking and this aversion to making hard decision. we will have a real problem with the chinese when the they cut off our communications [inaudible]
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steve: great point. admirable, thank you for your service and thank you for joining us on this wednesday. >> thank you, sir. steve: all right. let's go from this studio out to the streets of new york city and there is janice dean with somebody waving behind her. >> that's right. my friends from arizona and florida right over there thank you for coming. take a look at the temperatures right now. oh, so cute. here in new york, 70, i believe 72. we are dealing with the potential for some heat across the west and, of course, the drought continues. there are yesterday's highs and there are your forecast today 88 in new york. >> we are going to see the potential for showers and thunderstorms across the gulf coast and florida as well as some severe weather tonight over the midwest. so large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes. wave to steve, my friend. say hi, steve. >> hi, steve. >> london bridge here in town. >> happy anniversary. thank you. steve, back to you my friend. steve: thank you very much. give them our best. texas democrats receive high
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ainsley: moderna to begin testing the impact of its covid vaccine on pregnant women despite thousands already receiving it while the cdc says pregnant women can get vaccinated, clinical trials were not done when the fda granted authorize. fox news medical contributor dr. marc siegel joins us now. pretty scary for the moms that just got vaccinated while they were pregnant. what do you say? >> ainsley, this is a very tough topic, i'll tell you why, because covid itself causes complications during pregnancy, especially breathing, respiratory issues, and there's miscarriages from covid, so we start in a bad place and i want all moms out there to get vaccinated before they get
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pregnant, or after the child delivers but during pregnancy, it's hard to know the answer and you just made a really good point. they didn't do a separate study on pregnant women when they were doing the clinical trials. they kind of just watched along. there was one big study that came out in the new england journal of medicine last month looking at over 1,000 women and over 900 that had come to term and they found short-term, no problems, no complications, no increase over the general population, but they haven't done a longer term study so moderna is going to do this over several months. now, consider that the vaccines have been out since december, i think this should have been done sooner, and i think they should have had this kind of scrutiny, a vaccine-safe registry for pregnant women specifically because we don't know exactly what to tell our pregnant patients. i have to do one by one, which is good, you know, what's your risk, what's the benefit, how high risk are you, and i'm nervous about it. i'm still nervous about it. ainsley: dr. siegel there's another topic. a mom was on our show earlier
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from san diego and she went in front of the board of supervisor s furious about the mask mandates even if you're vaccinated, the kids still have to wear masks in their schools. listen to this. >> what we've endured in this state as parents has been so difficult. they shutdown our playgrounds and the beaches, libraries just opened here, so we had little resources and everybodies fighting about it. is this how this works in america? like you have to sue people to get your rights back? what's been happening is completely unconstitutional. ainsley: she was also fighting for small businesses. dr. siegel, is this , what would you say to the board of supervisors that they're making if you're vaccinated, you still have to wear a mask indoors, k- 12, on public transit , and if you go to a healthcare facility or nursing home, something like that. >> i say listen to this mom. i think this is completely
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ridiculous. completely ridiculous. you know, k-12 in california mandatory masks over eighth grade you can have the vaccine and even younger than that. why are we having these mandates , why this punitive approach? why this punishing, why humiliating people. masks should be elective. i recommend them but there's no way they should be mandatory. she's right. ainsley: thanks, dr. siegel. >> thanks, ainsley. ainsley: 7:56 on the east coast cubans are fighting for freedom from the communist regime and senator marco rubio is calling on the biden administration to act now and he's going to join us live, next. >> ♪ overwhelmed by the ups and downs of frequent mood swings of bipolar i? ask about vraylar. some medicines only treat the lows or highs. vraylar effectively treats depression,
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ready for war. >> this from an active duty lieutenant. sometimes we care more if we have enough diversity officers than if we'll survive a fight with the chinese navy. >> focus on war fighting needs to be job one. it's not sitting down at a table getting briefed on one issue or another. >> to the right side, merit field has got it and the american league has won their eighth straight. if they win it here tonight, by two. >> ♪ ainsley: they do like to party all the time down there. >> steve here, ainsley, and they decided that i can come back and fill in. ainsley: you did a great job. every time you do a good job. >> thanks, my friend. welcome to fox & friends it's so love louis to be with you guys and be with the audience this morning we've got a lot to talk about. steve: just about 90 miles away from florida where we were just looking is an island known as cuba, and that is our lead story so let's bring in florida
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republican senator marco rubio, whose the son of cuban immigrant s and he joins us right now from our nation's capitol. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, guys. steve: when you look at what is going on in cuba right now and it sounds like they were up to 5,000 people on the streets of havana on sunday, why did the government allow that to happen, because we've never seen this in decades, something this big. >> yeah, it happened in over 40 something cities it's actually never happened, ever. we never had over 40 something cities and protests have continued through tuesday, and monday, and we just, you know, they shut off the internet so we don't know how many people out there have died, we don't know how many people have been seriously injured, how many have been arrested. we know reports of hundreds of people have vanished but let me say government didn't allow it on the contrary they were surprised by it and then they sent out forces look what's happening there is horrifying okay? it's hard for people to believe it, because it's the kind of stuff you read about happened 100 years ago but not now so
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they go into people's homes and say where is your 16-year-old son because he needs to join this armed mob that's taking to the streets to beat people up. that's what they are doing. they are literally barging into people's homes. i've posted videos on twitter yesterday, this independent journalist was doing an interview with a tv station from spain and as she's on the air, state security comes in and arrests her. another young man knows they are coming for him, goes and starts recording a video and as he's recording a video calling on the protests to keep going you literally see the door behind him kicked open and state security officials barge in, we don't know where he is today so government didn't allow it and i don't know why it's happening, because communism doesn't work, because marxism sucks that's why it's happening. because people are out there saying we don't want to live under this oppressive regime. we can't own a business, we can't feed our family and go out and find a job on our own, we depend on the government for everything and they give us nothing they built fancy hotels for tourists, they blame everything on america, we don't believe it anymore, and we're tired of living in a place where
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the only place in the world where cubans can't succeed. it's cuba. it's the only place in the world where cubans can't succeed. ainsley: wow i remember on the campaign trail when you made a speech i think when you announced maybe and you talked about what america given your family, your dad, you all became a middle class family because your dad was able to work as a bartender, i think your mom, she worked in various jobs, the housekeeper and a clerk, and it was really touching that speech because it just made me realize how grateful i am for what america offers all of us, have you ever had a chance to sit down with a squad or bernie sanders and detail what your parents went through and just show them what socialism really looks like? >> well i've never met anyone in the squad. obviously, i deal with senator sanders with bernie all the time in the senate on different topics we actually work together on things we agree on like veterans and the like and i can't say i've ever had that conversation to be frank but look, here is what i always tell people. you can talk about all this theory you want about socialism but when you've lived
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it or surrounded by people that lived it you know what it means and what it means is these people show up and they say the country is divided between a victim class and oppressor class and it begins to sound familiar by the way and they say you have to give us power so we can go after the oppressor class and by the way if you give us power that means you'll have less freedom but don't worry we'll provide you all kinds of things to make you more secure and then of course they never provide those things and you don't get freedom back and then if you criticize them, then you're part of the oppressor class and that's the model they have followed everywhere in the world. it's playing out to horrific effect in cuba for over 62 years , and the people had enough >> so senator we want to switch gears with you. you've been seeing what's happening on our southern border , people have just been freely able to come across the southern border, but mayorkas has a message for the cuban people. let's take a look at this. >> allow me to be clear. if you take to the sea, you will not come to the united states.
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the time is never right to attempt migration by sea. to those who risk their lives doing so, this risk is not worth taking. again, i repeat, do not risk your life attempting enter the united states illegally. you will not come to the united states. >> so senator, why the hypocrisy and this is on the heels of the cuban people fighting for their country right now. >> yeah, so a couple things. number one i don't want there to be a mass migration either and by the way that's what the castro government has done in the past. in 1994 when they had protests and 1980 when they had protests what the castro government did is they said well if you don't like it here why don't you guys all leave we'll open it up to you to take to the sea or threaten the administrations and say look, unless you're lifting embargo it's inevitable people are going to come and they have a mass migration and they use it as a weapon and it's important, i've already asked the biden administration to do this and that is be very clear
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with the cuban government. if you trigger a mass migration we will consider it a hostility, an act of war and respond accordingly but your point is correct and that is that's the message they should have sent about the southern border and they didn't and they didn't, but look this whole, so far, and i don't want this to be a bipartisan issue okay and i want to be mariah carey like bob mene ndez, senator from new jersey, is strong on it and this administration' response as been lame on this whole issue now i wish they had as much passion, i wish they had half the passion that they have for going after republicans, state legislate and republican members of congress, i wish they had half the passion they have against the republicans that they do against the tyranny in cuba. just half. not all of it, just half. right now we don't have it and the reason why is because the person running cuba policy for this administration is a supporter of engagement with the castro regime. she has personally coordinated a bunch of visits to cuba for members of congress and ultimately she's even been hailed in official state media
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in cuba in the pastas an enlightened figure. steve: here is, joe biden politically, is in a pickle. he lost florida in 2020, he would like to win it next time, but if he's got her dictating the policy for cuba, he's not going to win it again. >> well, he doesn't just have her dictating the policy. he has his entire elements of his party coming out against him if he did some strong on cuba and what does strong mean? here is what strong means. these guys talk about diplomacy is back, great, do me a favor, convene the united nation security council and convene the organization of american states and use your diplomatic left, the fact that america is back and go to these countries and say okay guys we have a massacre about to happen 90 miles from our shores we want the international community to condemn it, isolate and be prepared to take action because one thing is to have a blood bath, and again it's terrible, horrifying, this is a blood bath 90 miles off our shores, it's december stabilizing and i want to know what joe biden is going to do when a thousand special forces from russia arrive on
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cuban territory to help the cuban regime. that's what's coming next. steve: but senator, why would it be, why doesn't joe biden want to say what you just said? the communism sucks. >> because he's got people in his party and i mean grassroots supporters, the activist base of that party all the small dollar, how do you think these people raise eight, nine, $10 million a week online you just announced you're running for something against a republican. they raise it from a radical left wing base. there is a radical left wing marxist element in the democratic party i'm not saying it's a majority of the voters in the democratic party i don't know what percentage but i can tell you it is a large percentage of people who knock-on doors and donate small dollars and dictate policy that i can tell you. ainsley: well you called out on twitter, you called out twitter for blocking politicians and activists who were doing the right thing, by in many people's opinion but not these marxist socialist dictators. what led you to that? >> first of all i'm not in favor of twitter banning anybody
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i want to hear what people have to say so we can respond to them but if they are going to doubt, if they are going to take the president of the united states and say we're suspending you forever, if they go after american politicians and block their tweets, censor their tweet s and even deny them access to these platforms then you have to do it to a brutal dictator on twitter along with other members of the regime basically inciting people to take to the streets and attack and hurt and kill their fellow countrymen. that's inciting civil war in cuba and they've done nothing do you know why they've done nothing? because they're hypocrites. if that was a right wing strong man doing that they would ban their account. >> senator one last thing we want to get to, you're governor in the great state of florida is releasing this. don't fauci my florida and he's selling other merchandise. ainsley: t-shirts. >> what do you think about this , senator? >> i think it's a great. guys this is notion out there that somehow fauci is above
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approach, fauci has openly and enthusiastically engaged himself in the political debate of this country. he has no problem going on every media outlet, wagging his finger at everybody and in many cases implying a right of accusing anybody that doesn't agree with him of being backwards wanting to kill people. he's had no problem being a national celebrity that means he's not immune to sarcasm and criticism and so, you know, what do i think? i think it's funny. steve: one of the message is how the hell am i going to be able to drink a beer with a mask on? >> i think that's a quote from the governor when he was at i believe at the super bowl and he didn't have a mask on, and actually that's a great question how are you supposed to drink beer with a mask on. steve: i've actually seen people drink beer through a mask in florida. it's not optimal. >> it's nasty. >> that is nasty. [laughter] thanks, senator. ainsley: thank you. >> thank you. ainsley: let's hand it over to carlie for headlines. >> good morning guys we'll start with a fox news alert.
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two baltimore police officers are shot while trying to arrest a murder suspect in a mall parking lot. the officers working on a u.s. marshals task force spotted the suspect in his car. police say when the officers approached the suspect opened fire. the officers fired back, hitting the suspect who later died. the two officers are expected to be okay. >> this just in, pope francis back at the vatican, 10 days after having intestinal surgery. he left the hospital this morning after having half of his colon removed due to a narrowing of his large intestine the vatican says he will spend several weeks recovering before traveling to eastern europe in september. >> a medical mess in ohio. a kidney is transplanted into the wrong person. university hospitals apologized for the mistake in a statement to the new york post saying two workers have been put on leave. the person who got the kidney is recovering while the intended
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recipient is still waiting for life-saving surgery. oh, my goodness. >> ralph lauren goes high-tech to keep athletes cool at the tokyo olympics. the company designing jackets that have personal air conditioning systems built in. a fan is attached to the back of the neck and will blow cool air. it is controlled by a lightweight battery pack stashed inside. the jackets will be worn by the athletes chosen to be flag bearers during the opening ceremonies. how about that? a cool jacket. >> i could get with that. steve: so cool. >> i want a space heater in mine. i'm always cold. ainsley: they do make them. skip bedell brought them on our show one-time so if you're snow skiing or playing in the snow or just in a studio, you know? >> in a very cold studio. >> i'll get you one, carlie. >> lawrence i love you. ainsley: 8:13 here on the east coast coming up texas democrats receive high praise from the media for fleeing the lone star state, dana loesch lives in
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free and fair elections. steve: well there you got texas democrats getting high praise on tv after fleeing the lone star state to block a vote on a reform an election reform program in texas. radio host dana loesch is in texas and she joins us right now good morning to you, dana. >> good morning, everybody. steve: there is such a disinformation campaign going on on the political left, and mainstream media because they're making it seem like the republicans are racist and they're trying to ram through this hr-1, we the people, that's going to destroy the right to vote. none of that is true. >> no, not a single bit of it is true and i'm really ashamed of all of these democrats that are, i mean frankly these are racist tactics that democrats are using to try to shame people into supporting legislation that federalizes elections and here in texas, i mean i guess democrats forget that the bill is online for everybody to read , and i read the bill.
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you know, the bill in texas that talks about election integrity that these texas state democrats are fleeing instead of being held accountable, it is none of those things. in fact the bill in texas specifically adds hours to early voting and it also is essentially equalizing all of the election times and periods, all across the state. the thing in question and we saw some of this in georgia, is that during the lack down, during the pandemic, there was certain election processees put into place for emergency use, because we were in a pandemic and everything was locked down and then when the lockdown ended, those emergency processes were no longer needed, but what ended up happening is like i said in texas they actually expanded voting access, so for anyone to claim otherwise, and use these racial tactics of trying to fear monger people, that their vote is being suppressed, it is maliciously dishonest and it's absolutely racist, and these people need to come back to texas and do their job. my state senator beverly powell decided to pack up and go to washington d.c.
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that is not what my tax dollars pay for. i expect to see return on my investment in these people with my tax dollars, represent us or get out. steve: absolutely. speaking of your state legislature, hillary vaughn from fox business pressed texas state representative chris turner on why are you in d.c. but you're still getting paid to work in texas? this is what he said to hillary vaughn. reporter: are you guys going to forfeit part of your salary by spending time up here and not participateing in the business of the texas legislature which is your job? >> we're doing our jobs. we're fighting for our constituents being here. reporter: so where the press is allowed to ask questions. what your message is to texans who can't just not show up to work and still get a paycheck. do you have a message to texans? >> we're working hard every
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single day for our constituents. steve: working hard every day for our constituents. if you are in washington d.c., there can be no quorum, you can not do your job, which is back in austin, texas. it's a photo op. >> that's right a photo op and fundraising and your mention earlier of democrats in washington d.c. with hr-1, they're loving being able to use what texas state democrats are doing as a way as this last ditch effort to try to get momentum for their federal ization of voting. that legislation, to try to get some kind of momentum for it because it's not going to go anywhere but they're not doing their jobs, they are taking pictures of caesar salads and the tweets that they write people act like they are going to war. i expect to hear like ken burns serve ill war documentary music in the background because they act like they are so over- dramatic and then for the love, you're from texas. why are you getting miller lite
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to get on the plane? where is your mask? i'm sure they had to show photo id to get on that plane, but they don't bring like a shiner or something of that nature, they bring a miller lite steve: i had the same conversation with texan lawrence jones yesterday as they fly on their private jet. lawrence knows. i ask him is it pearl or shiner he says shiner. >> it's shiner. it's at ruby red shiner. lawrence knows i have some ruby red shine erin my fridge for you too i'm saving you some. >> i'm coming over. steve: what am i not thirsty? ainsley: i'm here too. steve: dana -- >> i have some for everybody. steve: she's got a six pack. dana loesch. ainsley: she probably does literally. she's in shape. steve: thank you, dana. >> thanks. steve: meanwhile, we'll switch gears on this wednesday. a professor is now facing backlash over a seminar on white
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are here today, and that certainly was not the case last february, before the pandemic hit, when the last chicago auto show was. i'm with darren palmer, he is head of ev for ford. you have a lot of electric model s coming out right now including the mustang mach e gt behind you but there's still people hesitant about electric vehicles what do you say to them? >> what we're doing our strategy is to make electric vehicles that do things gas vehicles could never do and that makes a very tempting product that tempts customers into coming and have a look at them. in the case of this vehicle, we get heart that goes along with the head and once they experience the drive of a performance electric most people don't want to go back. reporter: it's word of mouth too because a lot of people like you said haven't given an electric. >> that's correct. these cars are at the dealers for seven days so if each person tells their friends and it goes from person to person. reporter: by the way, ford wants
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40% of its fleet to be electric by 2030, so a lot of models here today, ainsley, a lot more to come in the future. ainsley: good deal, thank you, grady. a professor facing backlash after singling out black black black and white students in a semi march on white privilege. watch this. >> you assume they are both going to get treated fairly. you assume it's all good. we're going to pick the best person for the job. we can't even go that far. we would pick the white guy, this is only one study of many many many studies in which we controlled for everything, yet we're still going to pick this guy over this guy. ainsley: wow, british author douglas murray is here to react. douglas this is a professor at penn state his name is sam richards and teaches a sociology class and he picked two students out of the classroom, one plaque , one white, and said they
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are always going to pick the white guy according to studies. what do you say? >> people should watch the full video on fox news website because it is really gruesome to watch. it's just so gruesome to think these poor students both the young black guy and the young white guy, being singled out like this in class, being talked about in these terms, the professor at penn state says it's basically nothing you can do about it. this is how the world is. firstly, i think a lot of people wonder why anyone is running up huge debt for this so-called education. second, they might wonder well this isn't really education it's just some weird indoctrination into a very dark, unpleasant and untrue world view , and the only bit of good news i could see in the whole video was how many students in this packed class was sort of
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yawning, yawning their way through this class, as this professor went on the strange racial rants, and how many were just thinking well , we've heard this and i'm sure they have, they've heard it for years. it's the same unrelenting story about alleged white privilege. ainsley: so this is what we asked the school for a statement and they sent us this. the class is quite balanced with individuals from different ethnic, gender and political backgrounds, richards and his course colleagues take time to discuss opinions from many perspectives from liberal to conservative, and the classroom conversation is framed in a thoughtful way. this is supportive in post surveys among students who have taken the class. i heard you make a little noise. why did you do that? >> yeah, i'm sure it's very fairly weighted to the conservative side. ainsley: i thought the same thing. >> i'm sure it's just the clip we've got and then after that, the professor is discussing all
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of the great american conservative thinkers. i'm sure that's the case. we just haven't gotten the footage. ainsley: [laughter] so this left wing think tank, some say a socialist group in the uk and they did some surveys , they found in their own research, that woke activists ruin their own causes by sound ing narcississtic and being self-righteous. do you believe that? >> yes, it's the first time i ever believed anything of the fabian society. it's the 19th century socialist- founded society and its been wrong on almost everything for 150 years. it should have it on the strap line. wrong about everything for a century and a half but actually, they are right about this. they are right and trying to warn their own friends and colleagues on the left that always sort of the woke divisive stuff is terrible for their side they are completely right and it connects with the thought we were just talking about, about penn state. people see this stuff and they don't like it. they don't like this racially
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divisive stuff and they don't like this obsession with trends. most americans are live and let live peoplement they don't want these weird divisive discussions about race, sex, gender and everything else and they turn away from the people pushing them, so it's good to hear a portion of the left, albeit, you know, sort of weird british socialist portion of the left admitting what all of the left should realize, which is that these games are very unpopular. thank goodness, long they remain so. ainsley: douglas thank you for coming on this morning. looks like you're on the upper east side. thank you so much. i recognize some of those buildings. >> i may be. ainsley: yes, thank you. a new candidate throws his name into the california recall election to take on governor gavin newsom. larry elder, and how he plans to save the state, coming up, next. >> ♪
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from sacramento down to san diego. the issue with gavin newsom, gavin newsom has been smug and mandating all these coronavirus restrictions and most severe restrictions in the whole country while he violated them. steve: yeah. >> you all know about his meal at that french laundry restaurant and the reason people were so offended is not just he was dining at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world, at taxpayer's expense he was with the very lobbyists and medical professionals that drafted the mandate that they were violating by not wearing masks and not engaging in social distancing, while shutting down the entire state. kids lost a whole year of education, crime is going up, homelessness is going up, the cost of living is insane. for the first time in the state 's history, more people have left california than have come in. something has got to happen. we need to recall this guy and i'm urging people to go to elect elder.com and throw something in the tip jar and see if we can get this guy out of here. steve: you have a tip jar that's great. >> [laughter] steve: if it is a referendum on
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his, the way he executed the coronavirus pandemic out there, he's in trouble, but he will not be listed as a democrat on the ballot because one of his election attorneys that he's paying $1,000 an hour to forgot to or missed a dead deadline or something like that but you larry will be listed as a republican. can a republican win in california? >> well, i think larry elder can win in california. i'm my own man and whether it's gavin newsom has a d after his name or not, his name is on the ballot. people are angry at gavin newsom they aren't angry at democrats in general, but this particular democrat. 2.2 million signed the petition which means a lot of people were in attendance who voted for him changed their mind. they see the crime and the homelessness and the deterioration and the quality of k-12 public schools. 75% of black kids in california could not read at state level of proficiency, 50% of all kids in california in public schools cannot read at state level of proficiency yet the teacher's
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union is the biggest contributor and they hate, hate, hate school choice. well, i support support support school choice, it's going to be one of my major agenda items if i go forward. ainsley: that's huge your zip code should not determine where you go to school. larry what's the process here because its been very confusing. you got all of the signatures for the recall. when is the recall, what happens next? >> well the recall is on september 14 but the ballots, mail-in ballots go out in about 30 days and it's a very simple process. there are no other initiatives on this ballot. it's a two-step deal. do you want gavin newsom recall ed? if 50% plus one vote says yes, then you go to who do you want to replace him and whoever has the highest number of votes replaces him becomes the next governor once the election is certified in about 30 days by the secretary of state. ainsley: so that's both questions are on one ballot. there won't be another election. got it. same time, same day, both questions on one ballot. real simple. >> larry we want to get your
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comment on jessie smolette expected to head back to court today. what are your thoughts? >> i thought they were prosecuting him. by the way did he ever get his tuna fish sandwich back? he perpetuated this big fraud, played the race card which is what the left always does no matter what kind of issue it is whether it's voter suppression, what the left will do, is claim that this is a racist agenda. this is a divisive tactic that the democrats do, because they are losing voice. votes. donald trump got 12% of the black vote in 2020 and that's a 50% increase over what he got in 2016. they are scared to death so everything is racist because they know if they get 13% of the black vote, angry about social justice not talking about schools not talking about crime, not talking about a job, they feel they are going to win elections but they are underestimating the intelligence and common sense of the american people in general and the intelligence and common sense of black people in particular. steve: larry elder who now has a tip jar and he's running for
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governor out west. thank you. >> electelder.com, thanks guys. steve: how did i know he was going to get that in there? ainsley: he always says it twice >> i'm a politician now. [laughter] >> look at that. ainsley: thanks, larry. >> thank you. ainsley: okay, carlie has more headlines. reporter: that's right and we're going to begin right here with this an instagram influencer falls to her death while trying to take a selfie at a waterfall. sophia chung was hiking with friends in a hong kong park when she tried to take the photo but slipped and fell 16 feet and she was rushed to the hospital but declared dead on arrival. she was known for taking pictures on dangerous climbs or exotic locations. she was 32 years old. god bless her. >> take a look at this. dashcam video captures a fuel tanker erupting into flames after crashing into a median on a michigan highway. the tanker was filled with 14,000-gallons of gasoline and burned for nearly two hours.
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as firefighters work to put out those flames. the truck driver escaped with minor injuries. the road was shutdown. engineers are investigating the damage. >> today, teen pop star olivia rodriguez is heading to the white house to promote vaccines to young americans. >> ♪ ♪ reporter: the singer and actress will meet with president biden and dr. fauci to record some videos and then be shared with more than 28 million social media followers, and on white house accounts as well. those are your headlines, guys. steve: wow. >> let's check in with our senior meteorologist janice dean for our fox weather forecast. hey, j. d. >> hello, good morning we got cloudy skies in new york city, but we should see a peak or two of sunshine later today. let's take a look at the temperatures around 70 here in new york city, 71 and 74 in
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memphis, cooler temperatures by the way moving into the west, which we love. we do have the potential for showers and thunderstorms and even the potential for flash flooding across the southwest. they call hit monsoon season, because there's a shift in winds and that brings moisture from the pacific and unfortunately, the potential for flash flooding then we also have the risk for strong to severe storms across portions of the northern plains and the upper midwest so large hail, damaging win scattered storms along the gulf coast and florida and i'm so fortunate i get to talk about my book signing in saratoga one of my favorite places on earth it's going to happen at "encounter" one of my favorite places to visit a beautiful boutique we'll be doing that saturday from 9:00 -1:00 right before the races because this weekend, officially , race season begins at saratoga and my husband and i had one of our very first dates at saratoga and of course you know how much i love the horse races so i get to go and promote make your own sunshine as well.
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i love it. >> stephen a.smith forced to apologize after this couldn't o verse all comments about mlb star. >> when you talk about an audience gravitating to the ballpark to actually watch you,
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okay, i don't think it helps that the number one face is a dude that needs an interpreter so you can understand what the hell he is saying in this country, and that's what i'm trying to say. >> that was backlash, our next guest calls an example of the woke university feeding on itself, outkick founder clay travis is here to explain. so good to have you part of the family of course. what is your reaction to the backlash against stephen a.smith he's known as an independent thinker. you never know where he's going to fall on these issues. where did he go wrong? >> look, i think stephen a. smith is wildly entertaining, he's the highest-paid employee at espn makes reportedly over $12 million a year. in fact, only bill bellechick in all of coaching is higher paid than stephen a. smith so i think what happened here is espn is in the grips of the woke virus that has totally taken over their entire company, and the lines
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for what can and cannot be said have moved from the external universe where they are constantly policing everything to internal. if you look at the conflict between rachel nichols and maria taylor and many of stephen a. smiths own colleagues coming after him on these comments now what you are seeing is the revolution has turned internal, they can't fight externally, and the world of sports, which became in many ways politics by any other name, is now turning on itself and i think stephen a. saw this as he apologizes and bends the knee at the woke altar. what you learn is you can never apologize enough. >> clay let's play that apology because i guy that's known for speaking his mind had to apologize. let's look at this. >> i want to express my sincere oops apologies to the asian community. a lot of racists were quick to say that was my intent.
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that's not where i'm going. i was wrong, period. >> we really knew what he was talking about to begin with but this was just the woke crowd trying to destroy the man. >> look, i think otani is an unbelievable story and i think many times media gets wild ly over-focused on what athletes say and don't focus enough on what they do. peyton manning and michael jordan probably the two best marketers of their generation in football and basketball they aren't on social media. usually, if you are an excellent talent you don't need any additional attention beyond what you're doing. ohtani pitched the first inning as a starter and also was and is the home run leader in major league baseball right now. that's something we've not seen since babe ruth. he's an incredible story. what he says doesn't matter. what he does matters. that's the focus. >> there's been other players like sammy sosa, manny ramirez.
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the gop decides to take an ad that attacks the dems for what they did with the mlb all-star game, moving it from atlanta to denver, costing atlanta an estimated of $70 million in revenue. let's play that ad. do we have that? okay, just video of it? let's get your reaction to that, clay. >> well i think this is going to be a major part of the 2022 senate campaign in georgia, because the most popular thing in georgia, it ain't the republicans and it certainly isn't the democrats. it's the braves and also, it's georgia football. anybody who has ever spent any time in the state of georgia, it sounds like herschel walker is going to go head-to-head with the reverend raphael warnock who was not fighting for this game to remain in atlanta. what major league baseball did i think is indefensible and they took an all-star game from a majority black city, moved it to one of the white its cities in america and said they were doing it on the basis of the voting
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rights law which discriminated against minorities in the process they took a big hit at overall minority businesses and a majority of black city in atlanta and i think that's going to be a real discussion between herschel walker. >> and the georgia law, clay, the georgia laws are better than colorado, which defeats the entire purpose. anyway, thanks, clay, we gotta go. for more stories go to outkick .com and of course, clay has a radio show as well. we got more fox & friends coming up. >> ♪ i order my groceries online now. shingles doesn't care. i keep my social distance. shingles doesn't care. i stay within my family bubble. shingles doesn't care. because if you've had chicken pox, you're already carrying the virus that causes shingles. in fact, about 1 in 3 people will develop shingles, and the risk only increases as you age. so what can protect you against shingles?
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