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censorship. i'm jacqui heinrich. griff: and i'm griff jenkins. and the president has words. let's go to the white house lawn. >> white house officials are doubling and trippling down on the president as comments on facebook. and the officials at the white house see this as a way to take aaggressive and stance to root out misinformation on facebook, on twitter on any type of social media, a way to stop this. right now we're looking at the delta variant, incredibly serious around the country if you look at the numbers, they're climbing when it comes to the delta variant. two weeks, griff, after the president declared independence from the virus on july 4th, those numbers continue to go in the wrong direction. let's look at the latest numbers just a few hours ago from the c.d.c. about 160 million and a half people are fully vaccinated. that's 48.4% of the total
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population not nearly where the white house wants to be in the pandemic. the president is looking at the social media companies as a platform, around a dozen responsible for 65% of the misinformation online and they're called the misinformation dozen. here is what the president said yesterday on his way to camp david. >> what's your message to platforms like facebook? >> they're killing people. i mean, really-- look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated and that's-- and they're killing people. >> well, it often appears innocuous on social media apps and sites and search engines, the truth is misinformation takes away our freedom to make informed decisions by our health and the health of our loved ones. >> facebook responding to the white house saying we will not be distracted by accusations that aren't by the facts.
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and they've viewed on facebook more than any other place on the internet. more than 3 million people have found our vaccine finder to find out where to get a vaccine, and that's coming from facebook on the defense and they will not back down and meanwhile, this is somewhat of a standstill griff and jacqui because the white house says they'll continue to fight what they believe is misinformation and to expect more of this messaging in the coming days, weeks, and months ahead, back to you. griff: david spunt on the lawn i think i hear in the background some cuban protesters outside the gate. >> yes, a separate one going on. about 150 people, and the cuban situation and they want president biden to do more about cuba and he spoke about it in in a speech saying that communism is a failed system and made that with the german outgoing chancellor angela merkel.
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there are about 150 people outside protesting the situation, hoping the white house can at least restore internet to those people. griff: we'll dive deeper into that story as well. and david spunt on the north lawn. >> thank you. jacqui: new york governor cuomo expecting to face questions from the attorney general's office over sexual harassment allegations. alex hogan is in new york with the latest. >> hi, jacqui, the next step in the investigation is talking to the governor himself. today in albany, independent investigators hired by the new york state attorney general's office will question andrew cuomo. at least nine women have come forward accusing the 63-year-old of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, claims including kissing without consent, unwanted advances or groping and one of the accusers her lawyer says that today's questioning is long overdue. >> those who have been accused of a range of conduct, sexual harassment, sexual assault, a
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range of conduct, have to answer questions and i believe it is critical to have this kind of questioning and creation of a record because it's only with transparency that we can have true accountability. >> of course it's not the only legal battle he faces. there's a criticism of a policy during the early months of the pandemic sending recovering covid-19 patients back into nursing homes. the multiple investigations could take a toll on campaign funding. >> the governor raised 2.3 million in the last six months. now, that's down from 4 million just in the second half of 2020. now, as far as today's probe, governor andrew cuomo long said he has done nothing wrong, but apologized if he made anyone uncomfortable, but he says that was never his intention. jacqui. jacqui: alex hogan live in new
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york. griff. griff: jacqui, to are more on the information into governor cuomo. let's bring into attorney and northwestern adjunct law professor, andrew stoleman. thank you for taking time on a saturday. what do you know about the grilling the governor is receiving in albany today? >> well, we don't know precisely what is going to be asked, but it sure is a bad idea for governor cuomo to agree to this interview because it's a classic perjury trap. he doesn't know what the investigators have. he doesn't know all of the witnesses who have spoken to the investigators so he's sitting down for an interview, more for political reasons, rather than criminal reasons. and make no mistake about it, griff, he does face potential criminal sanctions, so, i think all around, this is a really, really bad idea. griff: you says' perhaps making a mistake by sitting for these questions in this grilling for political reasons,
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is that because you believe he wants to be reelected above everything else and would put himself in legal jeopardy? >> that's it. he's looking for a fourth term. and he has placed political reasons in front of criminal reasons. make no mistake, this is a criminal investigation. there are dueling state and federal probes in relation to the nursing home deaths and the coverup and whether he used state resources for his book. so, the sexual assault, and that's really what it is, we can call it groping and unwanted kissing, for most of us where we come from we call that sexual assault and he's so concerned about the fourth term that he's willing to fall for the classic perjury trap. griff: speaking of the accusers we want to play for you a clip, this is not new, but back when one of his accusers, charlotte bennett was speaking with cbs, here is how she described her interactions with the governor.
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listen. >> i thought, he's trying to sleep with me. the governor's trying to sleep with me and i'm deeply uncomfortable and i have to get out of this room as soon as possible. griff: that's back from march, four months ago. but now put yourself, if you will, in these two attorneys that were appointed by latisha james, the attorney general of new york. if you're with unof the attorneys asking the question, andrew, what would you ask? >> i'd cast as wide a net as would be not just her allegations, i'd talk about the culture, i'd talk about the nursing home, about state resources being used for his book. i cast this as broad as humanly possible, i'm looking for one, only one instance where he lied. maybe i bring in allegations that someone he isn't aware of has sat for an investigation brings up all with the goal to get him to lie and then he gets
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criminally charged for perjury. bill clinton didn't get impeached for having a sexual affair with monica lewinsky, he got impeached for lying about it. and my question is where is the new york legislature, right, supposed to be doing this impeachment probe? they're not doing it and we'll see what happens. griff: and we got a lesson in semantics with clinton, what the meaning of "is" is. and in terms of the inquiry where i think so this stand, do today's questioning tell us anything? >> we're in inning eight or nine of this investigation. typically the defendant or one who is examined the last one to be examined i would expect this report to be released in the relative near future and then the question, what happens next, does he resign, impeached, who knows? >> in the last 30 seconds we've
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got, andrew does the governor speak out? >> this is a pr affair of it. he into he understands to win the optics battle, but i feel a feeling that he's going to end up losing it because he has no idea what the investigators have on him right now. griff: we shall be following it closely and you say inning eight or nine. we shall find out soon enough. thank you for taking the time, sir. >> thank you. griff: jacqui. jacqui: president biden saying the department of justice will appeal a federal judge's ruling to stop all daca applications. mark meredith has the latest on the legal battle. >> the daca has been controversial since its inception in 2012. a texas judge says it's illegal and can no longer accept new applications from dreamers. the program allows some undocumented immigrants to be protected from deportation. texas was among the states
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suing to block this and the state's attorney general, he tweeted his reaction. he says i think it's right to stop a president who just decided that he didn't like federal law and came up with his own immigration laws. we sued him, rightfully so, for violating federal law and we won, but president biden is already promising to keep fighting for daca's survival and that the justice department is likely to appeal this decision and goes on to say yesterday's federal court ruling is deeply disappointing. whole the court's order does not affect current daca recipients, this relegates hundreds of thousands of young immigrants to an uncertain future. this latest ruling is sending shock waves on capitol hill and lawmakers are urging for passage of comprehensive reform. and bob menendez not a surprise, but a painful reminder we need to stop relying on temporary fixes. congress must seize the moment
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to find a pathway to legalization for undocumented immigrants. the president says he'll call on congress to act with urgency and in the meantime, the judge's ruling will allow daca applications processed, those renewed to keep going. but it's possible that that could change on future rulings. jacqui: thank you so much, griff. griff: you're looking now at live images from san diego where speaker pelosi is leading the ceremony for christening of the u.s.s. john lewis. they're honoring the congressman john lewis one year after his passing. i'm not sure exactly who is speaking there, i know, among the speakers of course speaker pelosi along with the undersecretary of the navy, names gertz and commanders there, a very befitting day the christening of the john lewis. jacqui, it's interesting, this ship having spent some time around the military, the first
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of its kind in its class it's basically a replenishment oiler and now being called the john lewis class replenishment oiler and it's for combat logistics of the navy and a special time there. jacqui: sure, looks like quite a day there. and can't help, but think about the battle on capitol hill for the voting rights legislation as the democrats see it, as republicans see it, election reforms, a cause near and dear to the heart of john lewis. there was an ongoing discussion and pressure from civil rights activists to have democrats approve a carve-out of the filibuster which would exempt the voting rights issue to the 60 vote rule, to have legislation passed. it looks like that effort is sort of hitting an impasse. the proposals that democrats have made have obviously not garnered much support at all from republicans so their last hope is to get democrats to
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>> live pictures of the southern border where new data shows the number of people caught trying to cross the border last month alone was more than 188,000. our jonathan serrie is live in la joya, texas, jonathan, what is driving these numbers? >> hi, griff. a major factor that the migrants and their handlers are anticipating the sunset of title 42. that's a federal health policy that was invoked last year to rapidly exspell illegal border crossers in an effort to prevent the spread of covid-19. even though the policy is still in effect, the federal government has been granting more and more exceptions. with the borders crossings topping 1.1 million so far this
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year, we've surpassed the total for the entire year of 2019 which was the last surge. >> i don't see an end. sight not in the immediate future. he think this fiscal year we're going to end up pretty darn close to a record number of am apprehensions. >> as we go to the aerial view from the our drone, you can see incomplete construction of the wall when president biden took office and it's easy for migrants to move past it. and they use it for navigation. head toward the wall, that's the u.s. what was intended to be a barrier has now become a beacon, back to you. griff: let's talk about the wave of migrants this year compared to last year. >> yeah, the demographics have changed. 20 years ago, roughly 98% of the migrants crossing the
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southwest land border were from mexico. well, it's easy to just turn them around back to their home country, not so with manile of the migrants coming over now. we're seeing migrants from central america nations, such as nicaragua, el salvador, honduras, even islands such as haiti and eastern europe. people have been coming from romania and even though they're entering the u.s. through new mexico, you can't deport them to mexico because that's not their home country. federal, state and local authorities are dealing with the humanitarian crisis, family and children arriving at the border, criminals are taking advantage of the situation. >> it's challenging for us to try to capture these smugglers because they know that we cannot apprehend them and we know that they use the migrants as a safety shield for them because we get close to them and they start putting those migrants in danger pushing them off the raft and then you have
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the children on the rafts. >> a federal judge blocked new applications to daca, a program that prevents deportation of many migrants brought into the u.s. illegally when they were children. it does not affect migrants already enrolled in the program and griff, as you can imagine, it's likely the judge's ruling is likely to face legal challenges from immigrants' rights advocates. griff: jonathan serrie on the border for us at la joya, texas. stay safe. >> thank you, griff. griff: and coming up in the next hour, we'll be joined by national border patrol council president and we'll dive deeper into the numbers. >> many of us are seeing price hikes as we head out for summer travel and treasury secretary janet yellen said it might not be over for a while. take a listen. >> well, i think we will have several more months of rapid inflation, so i'm not saying that this is a one-month
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phenomenon. jacqui: for more on this we're joined by macro trend advisors and visiting research fellow university of san diego school of business. rich rochelle and co-host of a podcast. thank you for being with us. >> you bet. jacqui: democrats unveiled that that 3 1/2 trillion dollars infrastructure package, in addition to hard infrastructure, like roads and bridges and working with republicans and interestingly enough the republicans didn't have to push back much on that because democrats are fighting about the price tag amid inflation concerns, but there is this argument that the inflation we're seeing right now, while it might be a few more months, is, in fact, temporary. is it? >> i think there's some elements that are temporary, there's a chip shortage out there and that's why you can't buy a new car so the price of used cars are going up. that will resolve itself and other supply chain disruptions that will resolve themselves. however, one of the things that is a root cause of inflation
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right know you is the rising cost of labor because we have this labor disruption and when you start paying people more, you start paying people $20 to work at mcdonald's, they're not going to be able to lower it to $10 in the future. i think when you start raising wages, that becomes a new base for pay that gets pushed along to the consumer. jacqui: to your point. senator sanders said the real inflation to be concerned about is as relates to wages. he says the prices are going up, wages are not and people can't afford health care, child care and the like and critics though are saying that a living wage needs to come from a job and not the government. how do you square this? >> oh, i agree with that. i think a living wage does need to come from a job, but we need to take away some of these-- listen, jacqui, one of the reasons we have inflation because we oversimulated the economy. and it's like it drank a big cup of coffee and can't sit
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still. and the child care credit i'm not saying there aren't people that need help right now, but pumping another into the economy, and the packages, stimulation packages one in september and march, 80% were either used for savings or paying down debt. so clearly we don't need more stimulus in the economy and that's the only way to really fix this, stop with all of the stimulus and let the economy grow its own way and work itself out. jacqui: say in an alternate universe they did that, how long does it take to resolve the issues that we're seeing? >> the only recent history peeve with inflation is going back to the '70s and it took quite a while and one of the things that the central bank in our case, the fed. they generally start raising interest rates and when you start raising interest rates you start grinding the economy down. it could take a while. could it take 18 months? absolutely, but the fed is trying to sell this as being temporary and right now when
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you see the pace of inflation accelerating, it's hard for them to do that and secretary yellen says it could be around. and you and i could have this conversation in six months and still talking about inflation. jacqui: don't want to hear that. and jerome powell said more sfit spending could impact the fed's decision making and did have a caveat, there are factors at play. is that a concern for you? what is he talking about there in terms of what all would impact the fed's decision making? >> the fact of the matter is, jacqui, deficit spending is a fancy way of just printing money and the fed has been buying 120 billion with a "b", worth of treasury securities and backed securities. so the fed has capacity to fund deficit spending, but if you look at it when the amount of sovereign debt is greater than the amount of that economy produces, our national debt is
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greater than gdp. that's what you see in third world countries, you don't see it in the largest economy in the world. somehow we need to bring back fiscal responsibility. the problem is we're creating new entitlement programs and the child care program is basically an entitlement program and it's hard to put the toothpaste back in the tube. jacqui: we've talked on this program over a period of time what data did you see this week that's different from the trend you've been seeing or greater than the trend you've been seeing. >> not to get wonkey, producer prices and the factors that the service economy are paying, which again get passed along to the customers rose at a greater year over year rate than consumer prices. that tells me there's more tailwind to raise rising prices than a headwind to prevent it. although this week as treasure trove of data none of it would
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>> thousands of people across the country are embracing the anti-government protests in cuba showing their solidarity for cubans suffering under the communist regime. and in little havana people are taking to the streets today, charles. >> and yeah, the support in little havana neighborhood is strong. it's raining so scared some away. we've heard honking horns and waving flags in support of the people of cuba and that's
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expected to continue throughout the day. in fact, dozens of cuban-americans here in miami boarded buses headed to washington d.c. where protests planned today and they'll join groups that have come to d.c. from all over the country, with plans to march from the cuban embassy right up to the white house and demand the biden administration take some action to help liberate the people of cuba from the island's communist regime. here is what the president said the other day. >> communism is a failed system. universally failed system, and i don't see socialism as a very useful substitute. >> and the president of cuba hitting back at biden saying the united states, not cuba, is a failed state. he also is blaming u.s. interference and social media for the unrest in his country saying they will again the revolution until the very end. now, the internet is slowly
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improving after an island-wide blackout. since then videos hit the net showing cuban police forces sometimes violently cracking down on protesters, the white house says it's looking into options to provide cubans with reliable internet access, as for u.s. military intervention, the white house hasn't gotten there yet, but cuban born congressman jimenez says he doesn't think it's necessary right now. >> while the regime in eastern germany and poland and czechoslovakia had no intention to relinquish power, but eventually if enough people went and enough people did go into the streets and demand change, they got it. i think the same thing has to happen in cuba. >> and guys, the cuban government has eased up on import taxes so food and medicine can get to the island more easily, but the cuban-americans in miami say that's not enough. they'll be marching in the street and expected to at least
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later on today, griff. griff: rain or shine, charles in little have a -- havana. jacqui: james, thank you for being with us. the president is probably going to have to do more than call cuba a failed state and mull the next steps. there are protesters at the cuban embassy in washington d.c. pushing for the president to help repressed cubans with food, now they're without internet as well, but some have said that providing humanitarian assistance would actually just help the regime. they might confiscate it. do you think that they could be trusted? should the president do something like that? >> it took me a couple of days to unpack exactly what the white house is doing and the scenario i think we're seeing is they've really been, you know, the typical deer in the headlights. the planned until the outbreak of the demonstrations they were going to go back to the obama
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administration policy of engaging with the administration, which is what some people advocate now, but the problem is every dollar that goes into the country flows through the hands of the government and makes it stronger. but that was the plan and now they're kind of caught in the middle. on the one hand they woke up one day and figured out people in florida vote, and so that's a big issue for them. on the other hand, there's a significant portion of the base that thinks communism and the cuban government is actually the darling of the liberal world. and so, they're a trying to find a policy to walk through the middle and there's just not a good one. jacqui: well, you say that the plan was to go back to the obama era and that the plan under former president, but wouldn't you say that biden's inaction to a certain degree in this moment shows that there's a little bit of a difference there? they're waiting for assurances from cuba if they're going to provide any humanitarian support it's not going to get snapped up by this communist regime? >> no, the difference is obama
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wasn't up for reelection and didn't have to worry about florida. biden does. it's a tough state for them and the cubans and florida in general does and they know that giving money to cuba strengthens the country. in the end, i think the government is strong enough to hold on, but there's a bigger strategic challenge, china is moving into the western hemisphere and russia is. and a strong cuban government and strong cuban regime is a gateway for them into the western hemisphere and the u.s. is challenged already. the problem for cuba from a strategic level controlled by the congress is go be to a problem. jacqui: it's going to be a focus of this administration
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sending marines to protect a u.s. embassy in haiti. do you think you should do similar in cuba? >> i don't think that anyone on either side of this thinks is u.s. intervention, but anything that strengthens the cuban government makes it worse for the u.s. particularly when we're pressed by the chinese and the russians. we saw a demonstration today or tomorrow or whatever, but freedom will always find a way. don't -- never count the cuban people out, but don't make their life harder by enabling one of the worst regimes in modern history. jacqui: i want to play you sound from secretary of state antony blinken and get your reaction. >> tired of the lack of adequate food and of course, inadequate response to the covid pandemic, that is what we
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are hearing and seeing in cuba and that sae reflection of the cuban people, not of the united states or any other outside actor. jacqui: so you've got the administration saying that this is the result of what's happening in cuba not the result of the u.s., but then contrast that with congresswoman cortez, saying that reject the biden's administration of the embargo. what do you say to that? >> well, i think in cortez and blinken we have two different versions of worthless american voices. the americans never embargoed food and they have all over the
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hemisphere, somehow cuba can't take care of the woman, is false. it's a ridiculous comment and blinken's comment as equally ridiculous, they didn't have enough on the food. there wasn't the fact there want food in the country. they had a government that siphoned the resources through their hands and took the best pieces for themselves ap left nothing for the people and neither one of them are a real voice of clarion clarity about what is good for the people of cuba and what is good for the people of america. freedom is good for people, choice is good for people, and to excuse and enable these regimes whether you're excusing it the way blinken is or cheerleading for it the way that cortez is. jacqui: we're out of time and we'll have this conversation another time. thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me.
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griff: britney spears' message on social media slams people who never put a hand out when she was drowning. more after this.
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>> britney spears calling out the people, quote, who never showed up on instagram late last night. this comes after a hectic week for the pop star who is in the middle of a legal battle to
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break free from her 13-year conservatorship. >> a big win for britney spears after the court approved her non-court appointed attorney. and she thanked her fans, doing cartwheels and horseback riding ending with the #freebritney. two weeks ago she testified in court life under the conservatorship of her father was horrific, she was forbidden, from removing her iud, and they said it had misinformation because of lack of understanding and memories are incorrect. politicians, including representative matt gates and
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senators ted cruz and elizabeth warren coming out in support of the singer along with "the view" co-host meghan mccain saying this. >> she could work her ass off going on tour and always possible, pay all of her family members, pay her legal bills and family's legal bills, but apparently is know the emotionally competent enough whether she should have an iud in her body or have a baby? go to hell everyone. >> and, loves his daughter and it's time to step aside. this story is getting a lot of attention and learning so much about what the last 13 years have held for the pop star. jacqui: yeah, meghan mccain has a point. she's out there performing, making money, making albums, doing tours, paying her family, and yet can't make any decisions for herself. there's got to be a lot of frustration there and there's concern with how legitimate is
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this if she can have the wherewithal to do those things and can't care for herself. at the same time how likely is it that what britney is saying true that every single person around her does not have her best interests at heart and we were talking earlier, looking for the hero in the family and not seeing it yet. griff: the latest post on instagram where she's calling out not by name those that weren't there for her, there's suggestioning that one of those people is her younger sister, zoey 101 star and parlayed off on her sister's success and yet, here is a successful member after family and it doesn't seem that there's a hero in this, someone that's been there this time. her sister looks very much like her and aassertion that this post on instagram by britney spears was in part aimed at her sister because her sister had posted 24 hours earlier, oh, please, let's free my sister from, you know, this tyranny, et cetera, et cetera, and then
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this comes. hey, wait, where were those sentiments in the last 13 years. jacqui: yeah, you know, you're going to have to wait and hear something convincing from the family that's making the case that, you know, you're only hearing part of the story from britney and we have her best interests at heart. you have to convince people. griff: it's fascinating. i remember the day when she shaved her head and things went off the rail and that's why conservatorships exist and best for the individual that they get the care that they need, but 13 years is a long time. and she's 39 perhaps this is a long history of this situation which maybe she can come out now and start a new chapter in her 40's and i would be in line to buy her first album. jacqui: i would, too. who legal is it to keep this thing going forever? deadly and destructive flooding ravaging parts of the europe after history-making rainfall. a look at that.
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conditions. in detroit, michigan, they're getting hit to back-to-back storms bringing extreme flooding as you see here closing down sections of a few major highways. president biden declared a major disaster in the state as they recover from the damage, jacqui. jacqui: rescuers are racing to find survivors in western europe as parts of the germany and belgium remain ravaged from this week's catastrophic flooding. more than 150 people are already confirmed dead. kitty logan is live in london with the latest updates. hey, kitty. >> hi, jacqui. sadly many more people also missing and feared dead, as the waters recede and the full extent of the damage becomes apparent there are concerns that we will see that number rise further. today we see that many people on the ground there in germany have lost absolutely everything, homes, businesses. the german military is now out from the ground, helping with the major cleanup operation,
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but rebuilding is going to be time consuming and costly. the german government is promising aid for those affected. and floods swept through with alarming speed last week, property destroyed, many people left stranded. the deluge followed two days of intense, extreme rainfall. a district in germany was one of the worst affected, power down, phone networks disrupted and flooding in belgium where rail lines and roads remained blocked and parts of the netherlands hard hit. they're allowed back home they're assessing the damage as the dutch government declared a state of emergency. now, the german government is concerned that climate change may have contributed to this extreme weather event and it wants more action done to help
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combat climate change in future. jacqui. jacqui: kitty logan, thank you so much. griff. griff: the governors of texas and florida heading to the border for a security briefing. we'll talk to a top border official who plans to be at that event next. mm. [ clicks tongue ] i don't know. i think they look good, man. mm, smooth. uh, they are a little tight. like, too tight? might just need to break 'em in a little bit. you don't want 'em too loose. for those who were born to ride there's progressive. with 24/7 roadside assistance. -okay. think i'm gonna wear these home. -excellent choice.
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judge who says the daca program is unlawful. welcome to "fox news live," i'm griff jenkins. vic jim and i'm jacqui heinrich. a major blow to the biden administration's effort to protect the program. mark meredith is live in washington with more. >> reporter: this latest ruling really is sending shock waves throughout washington as well as the immigrant community. president biden says he's, quote, deeply disappointed in this judge's decision. he also, as you just mentioned, vowing to fight it. a federal judge in houston ruled the daca program is illegal. the program allows for some undocumented immigrants to be protected from deportation, but this program has been controversial since it began, and it was enacted by executive order under then-president obama without congress' blessing. gop officials in texas, they sued to block all this, and they're now praising this judge. texas attorney general ken paxton put out a statement saying i think it's right to stop a president who just decided he didn't like federal law and came up with his own
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immigration laws. we sued him, rightfully so, for violating federal law, and we won. the i white house says the ruling means thousands of immigrants are essentially stuck in limbo, unsure of what their legal status. president biden pulse out a lengthy -- put out a lengthy statement saying the department of justice attempts to appeal this decision in order to preserve and fortify daca, and the department of homeland security plans to issue a proposed rule in the future. they're calling for permanent protections to these undocumented immigrants who came to the u.s. as kids. we're hearing from senator dick durbin of illinois who says congress will act quickly with or without the party of donald trump to allow these americans to finally become citizens. for too many years congress has looked the other way and found excuses to put off decision. but you guys know this, congress is already are knee deep in the debate over spending and the country's economic agenda, it's
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unclear how quickly, if at all, they may pivot to the fight, but a lot of people very interested from this ruling. back to you guys. jacqui: mark meredith, thank you so much. griff? griff: live pictures now from our southern border where the latest data shows more than 188,000 people were caught by board patrol agents crossing illegally into the u.s. last month alone. that is the fence in la joya, texas, in the rio grande valley sector, ground zero where they are up more than 460% in the encounters compared to this time last year, and that is where we find jonathan serrie with the latest. hi, jonathan. >> reporter: hi there, griff. florida governor ron desantis is going to be meeting with texas governor greg abbott for a security briefing. florida is among several states that have been sending resources both national guard and law
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enforcement to the texas border, although migrants, drugs and criminal activity enter the u.s. through america's incomplete border wall, they don't stop in texas border towns such as this. instead, they spread out across the country, so governor desantis as well as florida law enforcement officials who have been visiting the texas border this week realized they won't solve a lot of the problems with drugs and crime in their communities until america finds a solution to its border crisis. >> it's not politics, right? it's not democrat, republican. it's really about saving lives. in ocala, florida, boston, new york, atlanta or wherever. the garbage that's killing our people, our citizens is originating from right here along the border. >> reporter: so increasingly, griff, states are viewing this as an all hands on deck situation, and many states are offering help. back to you. griff: jonathan, quick follow-up
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question, how did changes in federal law factor into all of this? >> reporter: yeah. well, a lot of the migrants and their handlers are anticipating the sunset of title 42, that is a federal health policy invoked last year to immediately expel illegal border crossers to stop the spread of covid-19. this year the federal government is granting more exceptions, and the biden administration is reportedly considering a sunset to the policy later this summer. >> what's interesting though is even the rumor of title 42 going away which has been the last 4-5 weeks has already caused an uptick of what was an uptick before. >> reporter: with border patrol agents reporting 1.1 million encounters along the southwest land border during the first half of 2021, we've already exceeded the total for the entire year of 2019 which was the last surge. and we may be on the way to matching or exceeding the record
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of 1.6 million set in the year 2000. griff? griff: jonathan serrie live for us in la joya, texas. jonathan, thank you very much. for more on the latest, let's go to to the border in del rio, the national border patrol council president brandon judd joins me where the governors of florida and texas will be there. of brandon, thanks for taking time for joining us. let me build upon jonathan serrie's last part of his report there talking about the possible lifting of title 42. when i looked at these numbers, i looked in the rgv sector, particularly the hardest hit area at the other than mexican, non-unaccompanied children. that's a little technical there, but that's basically single adults that aren't from mexico, those from the northern triangle, up more than 756%. does that trend worry you when you look at the possibility of lifting title 42? >> it's one of the biggest
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worries that we have right now. when you talk about getting rid of title 42 and you're talking about an unprecedented crisis we've never seen before and we're dealing with so many people from around the world not just mexico, not just the northern triangle, but from around the world, and when you talk about getting rid of title 42, all you're doing is inviting more and more people to come in. the numbers continue to go up month after month which clearly shows that the biden administration does not care about border skirt and, therefore, does -- security and, therefore, does not care about the safety and security of the american public. griff: when we talk about why people cross our border illegally, we look at the push factors and the pull factors which is incentives like the likelihood that an administration could be friendly to them. when you say the administration doesn't care, are you specifically pointing to the fact that they're not addressing that pull factor of the fact that so many are coming? >> the push factors have always
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existed in these countries. the pull factor is what has been missing, and that's what this administration has done. they've brought back catch and release. that is the mag innocent that's drawn so many -- magnet that's drawn so many people here illegally. of course it's incentivizing illegal immigration. and when you reward people for violating the law, you can expect more people to do exactly that. griff: when you look at the june numbers, 188,829, in may 180,000 plus, you are seeing numbers that we have not seen in more than 20 years. walk it out for me, brandon. what happens if this doesn't get under control? >> in reality we've never seen these numbers before. when we talk about fiscal year, you've got to remember that three of those months were under president trump, and those months were low months. but when you look at a calendar
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year, we are on pace to set record numbers for a calendar year. we've never seen month over month over month rises like what we're seeing today. so this is the biggest crisis we've ever faced. we've never faced the number of people from other countries we're seeing right now. this clearly is an administration-driven issue, and the administration just isn't doing anything to fix it, and we can expect it to get worse. griff: when i was in del rio a month ago n a week of time there was apprehensions of more than 35 countries, for the month it was more than 70. you have governor desantis coming from florida. you will be at the meeting with governor abbott and governor desantis. what do you know about the trip, and what will the governor see, desantis, that is, that's so important? >> this just shows you how bad this problem is. the number of drugs that are entering our country, killing our children, the cdc just came out and said we've never had more drug overdose deaths than what we're seeing right now.
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governor desantis is worried about his state, he's worried about the problems that cross our border illegally and go into his state. and there's several other governors across the country because they know it's not just affecting texas, arizona, california, new mexico, it's affecting every state in this country. and if we don't get this under control, it's going to continue to get worse. the problem is this is an easy solution. this isn't something that takes a lot of work to get under control. this administration just doesn't have the political will to do it. griff: brandon, florida is a handful, one of a handful of statements and governors who have pledged support, resources, national guard troops to governor abbott in texas. do you believe as someone who is on the operational side of this, you know, will that help? what can it do to help try and perhaps get things under control? >> it will help us as far as the number of gotaways. so not only are we arresting more people than we've with ever seen before, but we're having more people get away than we've ever seen before as well, and that's going to help. the problem is they can't do
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anything about the catch and release. that has to be an administration-solved issue. we can put as many people on the border as we want, and we're going to arrest a record number of people, but people are going to continue to come, and that's the number one problem. griff: have you been invited to the white house? have you met with either vice president harris or president biden about this crisis? >> i have not, and that's what's so disappointing about this. they only care about their base. they're only listening to their base. they're not going to listen to people who are going to give them actual advice. as somebody who's endorsed democrats and republicans alike, that's myself, you would think they would want a perspective from boots on the ground what's actually going on, what needs to be done. but because they do not have the will to solve this problem, they're not going to invite people like myself to give them the advice that they need in order to get this under control. griff: and lastly, just about 30 seconds here, brandon, but i want to talk about increasing
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number of criminal migrants that are being apprehensioned. we see on twitter the -- apprehended. how big of a problem is that? >> that's another thing that we've never seen before. this is, again, we're breaking records in every single category. we're seeing more sex crime people that have been arrested for sex crimes, we're seeing more people that have been wanted for murder. we're seeing more people that have committed violent crimes in this country that are crossing the border illegally. again, this is a problem that can be solved, this administration just doesn't have the will. and, griff, if you don't mind if, i would like to wish a very happy birthday to somebody very special in my life, my mother. she supports 100% border security, and i appreciate you allowing me to do that. griff: happy birthday, mama judd. i know it's overwhelming for the agents there because everyone i've talked to is overwhelmed in the situation. brandon judd in del rio, thank you for taking time. >> thank you, griff.
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jacqui: governor andrew cuomo is set to face questions today over sexual harassment allegations. alex hogan's live in new york with the details for us. >> reporter: just as these women have come forward and shared their story and testified, now the governor will share his accounts of these interactions as part of the investigation into these claims of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. independent investigators will question andrew cuomo today in albany. the three-term governor denies some of the more serious acting sayingses. he has, however -- accusations. he has, however, apologized if he made anyone uncomfortable. at least nine women spoke out against andrew cuomo. many of them worked with him as former aides or advisers. the lawyer for charlotte bennett today calling the moment a movement -- pardon me, part of the me too movement and a moment of reckoning. >> -- the delegation of sexual harassment with inappropriate use of state resources with respect to his book and other
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personal matters. so this is a day that's long in coming, it's overdue, but we're glad it's happening. >> reporter: of course, quite a different reaction from one of cuomo's senior advisers who released a statement about today saying, quote: we have said repeatedly that the governor doesn't want to comment on how this review until he has cooperated, but the continued leaks are more evidence of a transparent political motivation of the attorney general's review. the a.g.'s office is expected to release a report of its findings by the end of the summer, this is just one of the several scandals that the governor faces. others include concealing the number of covid-19 deaths in nursing homes and using state resources while writing his multimillion dollar book during the pandemic. jacqui: alex hogan, thank you so much is. griff? griff: growing questions about how much the white house and big tech are working together to monitor your social media, next.
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♪ >> facebook used to post -- used to block people from posting that covid may have origin a nateed from a lab. that is something this president now admits is a possibility.
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so is there any concerns that things that you're trying to block or have taken down might someday -- >> we don't take anything down. we don't block anything. facebook and any private sector company makes decisions about what information should be on their platform. griff: fox news' peter doocy asking white house press secretary jen psaki about censorship as the wows crack town on -- white house cracks down on covid-19 vaccination posts online. david spunt has more. >> reporter: when it comes to a fight with big tech, white house officials would say bring it on. many of those officials are doubling, even tripling down on those comments yesterday on the south lawn made by president biden about facebook. listen. >> what's your message to platforms like facebook? >> they're killing people. i mean, they really -- look, the only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated. and that's -- and they're killing people. >> reporter: the delta variant
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of covid-19 is becoming a major problem not just for the white house, but for the country as a whole. two weeks after the president declared independence from the virus on july 4th, independence day, numbers continue to go in the wrong direction. the latest numbers from the cdc as of today, 160 million people are vaccinated, that's about 48.4, 48.5% of the total population, not nearly where the white house wants the numbers to be. the president, griff, is looking specifically to social media companies that are serving as a platform for misinformation. administration officials say there are about a dozen people literally around 12 that are responsible for about two-thirds of the misinformation online. they are called the misinformation dozen. facebook is out with a statement defending itself after the president made those comments. quote: we will not be distracted by accusations which are not supported by the facts. the fact is more than 2 billion people have viewed authoritative information about covid-19 and vaccines on facebook which is more than any other place on the
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internet. more than 3.3 million americans have also used our vaccine finder tool to find out where and how to get a vaccine. the facts show that facebook is helping save lives, period. >> to have these monopoly companies acting in concert with the government to say you can't say this, you can't say that, we're going to decide, that is just antithetical to the first amendment of the united states, it's antithetical to free and open debate. >> reporter: but the white house, including the president himself, griff, commander in chief says this is not about freedom of speech when it comes to a difference in tax policy or a difference in other political opinions. the white house, including white house press secretary jen psaki, they indicate this is about life and death, and they believe it's different. griff: david spunt on the north lawn for us, thank you. jacqui: joining us now to discuss is rnc committeewoman for california and founder of the center for american liberty, harmeet dhillon, and host of the
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aggressive progressive podcast, chris hahn. thank you both so much for being with us. >> great to be here. of. jacqui: so i think reasonable people would concede jen psaki's statements on thursday were flagging posts for facebook raised some legitimate concerns about whether the administration is surveilling americans. they clarified there isn't any surveilling, they're alerting social media to broader trends asking them to provide more data so that researchers can better track what incorrect areas are the most pervasive. but legally, constitutionally, are they within their rights to do that? >> well, i don't think that they are, and i filed a lawsuit about this very issue regarding california's censorship of truthful information or commentary about the 2020 election. and senator padilla was doing this when he was secretary of state in california. we now see the exact same tactics either hiring contractors, the government hiring contractors or the
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government itself demanding that certain posts be taken down or certain speakers be silenced. we've heard that very clearly, and jen psaki not only said that on thursday, but she doubled down on it rather shockingly yesterday saying if somebody has been taken down from one social media platform, they should be taken down from all platte forms. that's the government from the -- platforms. that's the government from the white house saying that, and the president is saying facebook is killing people. you can call it voluntary, but when the government knocks on my door as a business owner and tells me i should do something or i'm killing people, i would pay attention because i'm regulated by the government, and those are the fact of life. this violates the first amendment, and it needs to stop. jacqui: chris, i want to get your response to the that. >> so misinformation that is costing people's lives is not protected speech. it's very much similar to yelling fire in a crowded theater. and i think it is the responsibility of these social media platforms to look for this information and take it out.
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a third of this country is not vaccinated, and many of those people are not getting vaccinated because they are believing lies being told on social media. and as your reporter so correctly pointed out, this is not a large group of people producing misinformation. two-thirds of it comes from about a dozen or so accounts which are intentionally misleading the american people in an a attempt to sow chaos in this country. and it is leading to deaths. and more importantly, it could lead to another wave that could further shut down this country, and one of us want that. none of us want that. so this misinformation needs to stop. i do not believe that when you post things on social media, you have an expectation of privacy, so these ridiculous accounts that the government is spying on you on something you put out for the public is laughable. and josh hawley, he went to an ivy league law school are, he knows the difference. he is just trying to stoke fear,
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and that is ridiculous. i didn't think jim harmeet -- jacqui:, your view is the white house shouldn't be doing this because the data about a a vacce hesitancy, it does speak for itself. what other options, in your view, if they really want to take action on this and they see the problem being online? >> that's easy. any first amendment lawyer will tell you that the remedy for speech you don't agree with is more speech. facebook has come out and given accurate information about where to get vaccinations. i will add that one of the biggest advocates of misinformation has been dr. fauci. you know, we were all scrubbing down every surface at the beginning of covid, remember that? it turns out that that to covid isn't spread that way with, rather through respiratory droplets. and today we are having people be masked in the biggest county in the united states population
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are wise, los angeles county, by decree even if they're vaccinated. so the government can put out accurate information itself, the government may not censor, and the government certainly does not have a monopoly on truthful speech. jacqui: well, i want to get to another point because a source is telling me -- i fill in at the white house and on the hill -- that this push comes out of deep frustrations within the white house about facebook asking them to stop misinformation from going viral. that's within their ability to do, to act on x. despite their public statements that we just heard from our reporter that they're taking aggressive action, that they're withholding, you know, that facebook is withholding this information about what the rules are, what they've put in place to prevent this dangerous misinformation from spreading that they say that they're doing and to measure how it is working. so, chris, your answer to harmeat's question and my last -- march meet's question
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that this is sort of last resort for them? >> yeah, look, there are too many people that are believing this misinformation, and it's leading to more outbreaks of the covid-19 virus. and people who are not vaccinated are winding up in hospitals or dying. this is exactly what the supreme court said when it said you do not have a right to yell fire in a crowded theater. you are creating a public health emergency. and it is time for facebook and the other social media platforms to get ahold of this. facebook and these companies need to be treated more like broadcast mediums where they have a certain responsibility to police what is put on their platforms. this is not necessarily the government intervening here, this is a private company. you to do not have a right to post on facebook, so facebook needs to take action right now for the sake of the public health. and the white house is encouraging it. they have not done anything to make them do that. but i think that that is a legitimate next step. should they continue to damage the public health.
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i didn't think jim that's another conversation, certainly, on section 230. i want to move on to new york governor cuomo. he's long claimed no wrongdoing in this investigation, being deposed. he's said, go ahead, let the investigation move forward, the truth's going the come out and this week tried to paint it as politically motivated. harmeet, what, in your view, is this about? >> this is just bizarre. in addition to first amendment law, i practice sexual harassment laws, and when nine women from different eras come forward with different stories that talk about this person's unwanted touching, lewd remarks, leering remarks in different settings, he is a sexual harasser. and to say it's politically motivated, these are his staffers. he hired them for the most part. they're democrats who are accusing him what's the political motivation? look, this man is a serial abuser, he should be reined in. i'm glad he's sitting for a deposition.
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he's weekly said, well, you know, i apologize if i offended somebody. that's not an apology. he needs to own it and, frankly, he needs to resign not just for this, but for killing a number of people in new york with his unwise policies. jacqui: chris, last word here. >> nobody knew what was going on about covid, like they should have known immediately. as for the investigation, let's let it play out. i believe that there needs to be a very high bar to remove somebody from public office. the people chose him to govern the state of new york, and if they're going to remove him from this job, they better be 100% sure that a crime was committed, and so far i don't know that's been proven. it appears to me that governor cuomo has been cooperating fully, so let's let it play out and give him the benefit of the doubt until we can't. jacqui: all right. we've run out of time, chris hahn, harmeet dhillon, talk to you again soon. >> thank you. >> thank you. griff: it's california
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dramatically compared to the peak of then pandemic. also l.a. county, the mission -- nation's most populace county, has 10 million people. right now 452 are hospitalized, less than 1%. but the number of hospitalizations has doubled from 216 a month ago, and test positivity in this county has jumped from .4% in early june to 3.8% today. about 60% of residents here are vaccinated, but with covid cases on the rise, local health officials say a mask mandate is a better option than increased restrictions. >> anything is on the table, you know, if things continue to get worse which is why we want to take action now given that we're at this level of substantial transmission. the next level is high transmission, and that's not a place where we want to be. >> reporter: but critics question whether the mandate is actually backed by science since it does not align with the cdc's
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guidelines which states that vaccinated people do not need to wear masks. l.a. county sheriff alex villanueva says that's one of the reasons his office will not enforce the mandate. in a statement he added, quote: the l.a. county department of public health has authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded, defunded los angeles county sheriff's department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance. also a group has already filed a petition shortly after this mask mandate was announced to try and stop it. griff? griff: christina coleman live for us in los angeles, thank you. jacqui: all right. joining us now to discuss the rising coronavirus cases and the delta variant is infectious disease doctor and senior scholar at the johns hopkins center for security, thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. jacqui: in your view, what is the data that you're seeing
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that's concerning to you? >> what we're seeing is that the delta variant, not surprisingly, is taking off among unvaccinated populations, and there are parts of the country where there are clusters of the unvaccinated and enough high risk people that it can make it uncomfortable in hospitals, for example, in springfield, missouri. but many parts of the country have enough high risk people vaccinated and they're decoupled from hospitals in crisis and deaths, and that's what we've been trying to do with this pandemic, make it like other respiratory viruses we deal with year in and year out. there are places like los angeles county where there are not many deaths and you still have cases. so the cases are still going to be there, it's just not going to have the same flavor as in the past. jacqui: the biden administration is calling this a pandemic among the unvaccinatedded, and a big piece of this is young people. what are the reasons you're hearing why they don't want to get the vaccine, and can you
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speak to those reasons? >> there are many different reasons, and sometimes we treat them as monolithic, but everybody has their reasons for why they procrastinated. some of it might be they're waiting for fda approval which should be coming imminently and should have happened a long time ago. also maybe people have swallowed some of the misinformation that's out there on social media. they might have heard rumors about the vaccine and that they've got real concerns. and other people just maybe are completely against the vaccine for whatever reason and not reachabling. what you have to do is individually meet with these people and talk to them on a one-on-one basis and address their reasons. and i find when i speak to my patients or people that are hesitant on a one-on-one basis, i have much more ability to nudge them the right way. i think that's what we're going to have to do. now you've got these people who, for whatever reason, have just been holding out, and that's where the delta variant is going
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to continue to be a major issue where they're going to continue to have cases and risks from this virus. and i think they have to see the vaccine as way to improve their personal life, something that makes their life better, makes them able to be free from worry of covid-19. jacqui: what are the biggest myths that you're hearing about the vaccine? >> one of the biggest myths is that this is experimental, that it's not something that we have a lot of data on, and i think that's false because hundreds of millions of people all around the world have had this vaccine. we can see with our own eyes what the -- i just came from the hospital before this interview. i had zero covid patients. very, very different than what it was back in january. what's to changed? vaccination of high risk individuals. and the vaccine is so efficacious that i think it probably ranks as one of the best vaccines ever developed by humans. and it is very, very safe. we're not seeing any major safety signals that change the risk-benefit calculation. and although it's available on an emergency use authorization, we expect the fda to approve
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this soon. they're looking at it in priority review, and that may be one thing that takes away this talking point from the anti-vaccine crowd, that it hasn't been tested, that they're part of some human experiments. these kind of ludicrous statements are everywhere. jacqui: l.a. county mandating masks indoors regardless of vaccination status, is that necessary given the low vaccination rate, or is that going to potentially reduce incentives to get the vaccinesome is. >> if you are a fully vaccinated individual, the virus is going to treat you very differently, including the dell v.a. variant. -- delta variant. you are no longer a risk to others, and the virus is no longer a risk to you. i'm not sure why l.a. county thinks that this is a science-based decision. what it's going to do is tell the unvaccinated people in los angeles county, nothing changes for you if you get vaccinated, so why get vaccinated? we know those types of disincentives play a role.
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we saw vaccinations rise when we saw the cdc go back to your lives. this is a way that they don't have to worry about covid, but this is a way that they're not going to have to follow those restrictions, and this is going to be very hard to enforce, many people are not going to comply with it, and i anytime it sends the wrong message -- i think it sends the wrong message. jacqui: i think what you're saying is the carrot works better than the stick, but that being said, what is the likelihood these mask mandates come back to other cities having to go back to the basics of prevention given that this is rapidly spreading and we're seeing new variants become a problem? you know, delta's an issue right now, but we're hearing about lambda, and, you know, that's in peru and south america, potentially even coming to the and now having to be concerned about efficacy against another kind of variant, where do you see this going? >> i don't see mask mandates coming back for the vaccinated anywhere. i think you may see some places
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where there's local conditions where spread may be high where mask mandates for the unvaccinated may be recommends or part of the rules that the public health agencies promulgate, but i don't -- i think you have to remember we're going to have covid for years from now, but what we're trying to do with the vaccine is remove its ability to put hospitals into crisis, to cause serious disease, hospitalizations and deaths, and that's achieved by vaccinating the high risk populations. you'll see cases caused by variants, but what you won't see is the same crisis we were in in the spring of 2020. that's where we're going, and that shows we had a success with our high risk individuals being vaccinated. jacqui: and we're still seeing rippling effects on our economy from that too. rev run off out -- we've run out of time, doctor, thank you so much for speaking with us. >> thank you. jacqui: surgeon general vivek
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♪ griff: the olympics are set to begin next friday in tokyo. the games are the first to ever be postponed, and several new sports have been added to the schedule this year, and i'm very excited about that. we get to talk about it with legendary sportscaster jim gray. jim, great to see you. first off, how many olympics have you covered? >> well, i've been to a bunch of
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them going all the way back to 1984, so been to 13 olympics, covered a lot of them for nbc and cbs, and it's the greatest sporting event in the world. i was fortunate enough to watch the dream team back in 1992 as a guest of the dream team, seoul, london, beijing, albertville, i'm so excited for tokyo. griff: wow. let's talk about this one's unlike any other, to postponed, and also we know because of covid at least one olympic athlete has tested positive. there's no spectators. this one's really very different. how much of a concern is covid to the games completing? >> well, i don't know that it's a concern completing. their going to -- they're going to go forward and do this. obviously, japan has troubles with covid, the whole world's struggling with it. thank god that the athletes are going to be able to go. they put in a lifetime of work,
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you know, for possibly -- that's what jesse to owens said, it was a lifetime of work for ten seconds. so great that these athletes get to go shine. it's unfortunately that there'll be no spectators, it'll be much different. they had to wait for a year, but at at least it's not a dreaming denied, a dream delayed. and hopefully, everything will go off great. griff: and it won't take away from their exceptional athleticism. i want to know our best chances to bring home the gold from simone biles to katiely deck key, thest --ly deck key, the best swimmer and gymnast of our lifetimes. >> correct. caleb dressing is going to be in seven events, they're calling him perhaps the next michael phelps, he has two gold medals. allyson felix, attempting to run once again. if she wins one more gold medal, she will become the most
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decorated female olympian in u.s. history. you've got diana terrace city and sue bird on the basketball team looking for their fifth gold medal. simone biles is being called the g.o.a.t., if she's able to repeat in the all-around, she'll be the first lady since 1968 to be able to do it. you've got naomi osaka who had mental health reasons for not playing in wimbledon, she's going to be back and from japan. she's going to be back playing tennis. there's just so many stars, so much to watch here, kevin durant on the men's basketball team. there's a lot going on, and that's what the olympics is, a glorious festival where the world can come together. griff: now, let's talk about the new sports because as a surfer, i'm very excited that surfing is one of the new sports to be added. you see them here along with karate, sports climbing, skateboarding. baseball and softball are
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returning within a few of the existing sports you're adding a three on three basketball and then freestyle cycling. tell us what you think about the new sports added, jim. >> well, it's great that baseball and softball are back. obviously, baseball is a huge sport in japan. it's been an olympic sport before. we just saw ohfani in the -- work htani in the all-star game, perhaps the greatest player in baseball, certainly he is right now. surfing, stephanie gilmore, she's the one that everybody's going to to be watching. she's won seven more world titles than any of her competition. she's a 33-year-old woman from australia. there's always demonstration sports and new sports, and the olympic organizing committee of tokyo is the one that picked them, so it's great to to see just different things. some of these things, when i was a young man, would have never been contemplated, but that's what happens with the changing
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times, and this is what the youngsters around the world are participating in. griff: and for our viewers, steph gilmore is not riding for team usa, that spot is carissa moore, and hawaiians very excited about it. i want the ask you just lastly, 30 seconds or so, jim, there's certainly no shortage of controversies from a hammer thrower, gwen berry, opposing the national anthem to sha'cari richardson, track star that is being held out because of some drug tests for marijuana. what do you think will be the controversy level of this one? >> well, it's really unfortunate what happened with her, and i think those rules will be augmented and changed going forward. unfortunately, that doesn't help her. she will be back, i'm sure, in 2024 in paris. controversy in the olympics and politics have always been intertwined. you can go back and look at it
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♪ >> it really wasn't a race. you know, we're just delighted that everything wenting so fantastically well. we wish jeff the absolute best and his, the people who are going up with him during his flight. jacqui: that was richard branson after his flight to space last sunday. this, of course, as we wait for jeff bezos' flight on tuesday. bezos is flying to space on the first space flight with a civilian crew for blue origin to, a company which he founded two decades ago. blue origin took a dig at branson's company saying only 4% of the world recognizes the lower limit of 80 kilometers or 50 miles as the beginning of space referring to the instance virgin galactic flies to. a little dig from bezos to
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branson, but branson's being nice. ing. griff: i kind of like watching billionaires duke it out over space, and depending on how high you go, it depends on whether you see the curve -- curvature of the earth and all that. i'll tell you, my silent billionaire that isn't yet announcing his trip is elon musk. when is elon going? is he taking a tesla version up there? i do think he's very exciting as a larger point simply that we have private industry getting involved in advancing the space race. let me quickly, a program note for you all, i mentioned in the last segment that it was an athlete from nigeria that tested positive, it wasn't. it was, indeed, an official. we hope all of the athletes will be safe this olympics, and happy birthday to owen renfro, our executive producer. here's eric and arthel. ♪♪ ng. yes, you are. i'm gonna get this place all clean.
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♪ arthel: florida governor ron desantis set to join his texas counterpart greg abbott and other state officials for a border briefing as the surge of migrants shows no signs of slowing. we've been reporting for months on the crisis at the southern border, and it's growing worse. border agents encountering nearly 190,000 people tried to enter the u.s. illegally last month, more than twice the number in january. the steadily rising numbers pushing the total for the fiscal year so far to more than 1 million. hello, everyone, welcome to "fox news live," i'm arthel neville.

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