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>> programming note, tomorrow night i will be joining our special coverage of president biden's first address to congress, msnbc special coverage begins at 8 pm eastern. with president biden expected to begin his speech at 9 pm. that is tonight's last word, the 11th hour with brian williams starts now. e 11th hour with brian williams starts now. well, good evening once again day 98 of this biden administration. a president who, by the way, came into office hoping on our behalf that by july 4th it might feel a whole lot like normal around here. well, today a big step in that direction as the cdc finally relaxed its guidance on masks for fully vaccinated americans. health officials say the drop in cases, the rise in vaccines, both show the risk of infection is declining. today, the president welcomes the relaxed mark commendations and use them to make a pitch
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for vaccines. >> if you're fully vaccinated and you are outdoors, and not in a big crowd, you no longer need to wear a mask. gathering with a group of friends in a park, going for a picnic as long as you are vaccinated and outdoors, you can do it without a mask. the bottom line is clear. if you are vaccinated, you can do more things, more safely both outdoors as well as indoors. so for those who have not gotten their vaccination, especially if you are younger, or thank you don't need it this is another great reason to go get vaccinated. now. >> few minutes after that, biden was asked about his decision to come outside with a mask on. >> he chose to wear a mask as you walked out here. what message were you sending by wearing a mask outside? >> watching me take it off and not put it back on until i get
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inside. >> note that biden will be permitted to speak in the house chamber without a mask tomorrow evening when he addresses congress right now 26 states still have mask mandates on the books. biden also noted coverings are still recommended for big and packed outdoor events. much more on all this ahead in the hour. now, however, to the latest in the fallout from the fatal police shooting of andrew brown and elizabeth city north carolina. demands for the entire body cam video have escalated. protesters were on the streets for seventh night past the 8 pm curfew. tonight, the town council that released surveillance video that at least shows us militarized looking swath deputies loaded into a truck arriving at brown's home to serve a search warrant on a drug charge. the video does not show what happened next. earlier today, andrew brown's family revealed the results of a private autopsy his relatives say it shows he was first shot four times in the right arm, but a single bullet to the head
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took his life. >> he was hit in the back of the head, here, and that is the fatal bullet wound. that was described in the death certificate as a penetrating bullet wound to the skull. and that was the cause of death. >> nbc news policing and racial justice will be a featured portion of the president's speech to a joint session of congress tomorrow night ahead of his 100th day in office. he's also expected to make a big push for the police reform at named after george floyd. axios reporting tonight, how last congress to pay nearly two
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trillion for his plan to boost health care, child care, education in our country. tomorrow's address will be the first big event inside the capitol since that january 6th insurrection and looting. there will be a significant re-tightening of security with fencing remaining around the capital and a national guard presidents around the. capital. health restrictions mean that about 200 people in all will be in that house chamber. it's huge. it is big enough to house 1600. as we mentioned, biden will give his speech at the exact location where the insurrection has tried to prevent him from taking office. prosecutors have now in fact charged two riders in connection with the death of a u.s. capitol police officer brian sicknick, however the feds now say they attacked sicknick with a chemical spray and not believed to be bare spreads first reported.
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and not believed to be bear spray as first reported. also, today the federal judge decided that the rider who posed for a photo with his feet up on the desk and speaker pelosi's suite of offices should be released from jail to await trial. a judge ruled that he did not present the kind of danger to society that would require pretrial detention. with all that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this tuesday night, led by ashley parker. surprise-winning white house bureau chief for the washington post. but we couldn't help but note was an answer in the new york times crossword puzzle last week. carol lennig, pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter also with the washington post. she also did law school and was law clerk for justice sonia sotomayor on the federal bench prior to her nomination to the supreme court. good evening and welcome to you all. ashley i would like to begin with you, and i'll begin by playing you some comments by lindsey graham this evening on fox news.
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>> if we don't win in 2022, we should have our kicked because they're destroying our country, people are dumbfounded about how it's going to be a blowout year for republicans. this election is about policy, we're going to win. >> so ashley, i know you recently spoke to the senators for your latest piece on the pandemic and the intersection with the biden agenda. is there anything about biden's style and governance and his agenda that could make lindsey graham wrong that could propel a democratic victory. james carville in a featured interview today certainly nervous that 2022 is going to be a long and bad night for his party. >> so there is, and i will tell you what that is but i do first want to say that a lot of democrats including white house officials share senator graham 's assessment.
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not that they're going to lose because biden is driving the country into the ground as senator graham said, but they are looking at a very tough map and this particular election and just the way historic swings go. oftentimes, a party once the white house and that is president obama's so they get a chalet in the midterms so that said, the thing that biden is doing quite well so far is that he is being very bold and ambitious and progressive and a lot of his agenda items in a way that is really heartening in a progressive wake of the party. it's also getting some support out in the country against this backdrop of crises where americans are willing to accept a bigger role for government that they might have just a year or two ago but at the same time, president biden sort of by nature, by temperament, by resume, his career in the
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senate, is moderate and intemperate. and that makes a lot of the stuff he says and does as his critics frequently frustrate them, it seems reasonable and they're having a tough time demonizing him as sort of a radical liberal socialist in the labels they stick to some of his fellow democrats have not quite stuck to him yet. so again, bolden ambitious on one side but very moderate and talks about bipartisanship and deal making even though his first pick package he passed would not a single republican vote. >> carol lennig, tomorrow evening's visual is going to be striking and it's going to be a first. a president of the united states with two women behind him. vice president and speaker of the house. people who haven't seen capital television since one six, maybe struck by the fact that someone else is at the day is, other than the qanon shaman wearing the chewbacca men keen with horns. but speaking of one six and what happens in the neighboring senate chamber, tell them they're doing everything pop possible to make the capital
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safe tomorrow night. >> i think we can all rest easy that they are actually doing everything physically possible, brian. and i think that everyone is on keen alert. this is essentially, again, the integration all over again when they were 25,000 national guard and federal law enforcement forces surrounding the capital to make sure that headline could be written later that day which nobody would have imagined would need to be written, president biden returns to the white house safely after inauguration and that is the kind of protection, although dot not that number of horses obviously but that is the level of basically on guard quality that we are going to see. part of the reason for, this brian, it's not just that january 6th happened and even though that kind of attack is
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possible, we no longer have the failure of fortunately of imagination. we can imagine with that's like, with the man with the horn. with the people storming. some people, who weren't militia garrett taking flak holes into the chests of police officers. so that failure of imagination is not going to happen again but there is another issue besides whether or not a siege happens in that is the law enforcement is very concerned about the constant rhetoric that you are hearing in different news channels and including from the former president, that is manifested people taking out their rage. they're violence. because they believe that the election is illegitimate and they believe that the president is illegitimate and that leads people who are not stable or are upset to do things that are really dangerous. to get rifles, to figure out places where they have a clean shot and so of course everyone is going to be taking every
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precaution possible for this night. even though the risk may be relatively low compared to january 6th, when the president urged followers to come to the capital and stop the certification of the vote. >> it's a chilling business. suddenly. professor carroll just use the word imagination in her answer. i'm going to ask you to use yours and your life's work at the highest levels of the law. what would you like to hear from the president of the united states on the topic of social justice tomorrow night? >> well i think we're going to hear it and i think it'll be welcomed by many constituencies and more talk about policing, they need to build trust within communities of color and marginalized communities around the country with the police and that really depends a lot on more transparency and more accountability so i think that will be a big point. other questions of social justice don't necessarily have anything to do with criminal justice, but again the economic concerns that we have seen
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plate this country throughout the course of this pandemic and we know that the president will unveil his american families plan tomorrow night. that's a really big important piece of policy for a lot of people including many of the women who left the workforce in record numbers during this pandemic. so much so that it was termed as she session. thinking about infrastructure in terms of the scaffolding of care work that people need in order to be able to do their jobs is vitally important to all americans who work and for their families who depend on their work and so again, those questions of social justice, economic justice, racial justice, are inextricably intertwined and i think will see a lot of that tomorrow night. >> actually, think of what we've seen unfold in that chamber just over the past couple presidential terms. we have heard the words you lie shouted out, heckler mound or
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of the house of representatives to the president of the united states was speaking. we have seen the speaker of the house very publicly and theatrically ripped up the president's speech behind him on the days. none of that expected tomorrow night, but talk about what you might be listening for from joe biden about how he plans to govern post 100 days. >> well, i would be listening for all of that because that is the key question. president biden and his team came and with a very rigorous and thorough plan for his first 100 days. they had tracked every single one of his campaign pledges and promises and had executive orders and legislation and if it's a policy ready to go, to try to make good on them. and they came and believe incorrectly, probably, that his presidency would rise and fall on his handling of the coronavirus crisis and they immediately made that top
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priority. he had very specific 100-day benchmarks wearing a mask for 100 days. 100 shots in arms in the first 100 days, getting the majority of school children back to school in the first 100 days and after that is a really open question. like all presidents, he is grappling with the stuff that you can't pledging promise and restrict. there is a crisis on the nation's southern border. he is upset the activists with how he handled refugee caps. he is still dealing with issues with systematic racism and policing and gun violence and those are all things that don't have overnight solutions and can't be solved with an executive order. so anything he says on any of those topics will be fascinated and the last thing is the fourth crises he mentioned when he took office is he has made real strides that he can point towards coronavirus, the economy and climate change. the thing that is the biggest challenge for him is the racial equity, racial justice part.
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he know we plan to address that in his speech but what he says and what roadmap lays out will be particularly of interest. >> thank you, a useful preview that we will put to work tomorrow night. carol, it strikes me that you and our mutual friend phil rocker strike up wrote the book on the trump administration. try to express for us how stark the difference is to you as an observer as a journalist between the last guy in the sky. >> i hate to quote a general, but i think general mattis may have said one part of this which is, what really stands out about donald trump was that he really stoked division. he stoked fear. and he stoked distrust. he pitted two sides of the country which are really fractured against each other and as we see with joe biden, even the clearly he knows which part of the country is on his
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side, he is speaking to the whole country so that is a very stark difference. it's been a single lawyer difference between donald trump in this modern presidency. the other major differences that biden ascends to tomorrow night is one in which he is trying to be a moral authority. one in which he is trying to be a soother and empathize are and that is also a role that donald trump did not see. his was more often the sort of circus leader and salesman. the pitch artist. but in this case, i think we're going to hear joe biden talk a lot about the importance of beating through 100, 200 years pattern of systemic racism in our country.
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beating through why there are no consequences for the deaths of black men and women and police hands. why -- what we are going to do about civil unrest in the country. what we're going to do about the fracture that divides his country still. so that something that donald trump will want to address other than stock and i think actually summary is so good on that point. >> i agree. professor, you get the last word. the killing of andrew brown. just hit everyone already numb to the series of them in the news that we have been covering and it seems for a while like we had seen this movie before so many people were cheered by the news that the fbi was going to swoop into this case. tell us what happens exactly when the feds arrive in a case that's underway. >> so when the fbi orders a civil rights investigation of something like this, police violence against a citizen, the question really is will they actually find evidence in order
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to bring civil charges against the officers or find more evidence that perhaps might fuel an investigation of the police department more generally. but it's not a criminal investigation per se. these are civil charges that simple investigation that needs civil charges will likely fraud from it. again, it's worth emphasizing that although the federal government has quite awesome powers, policing is quintessentially a local and state activity. so again, reform and accountability the people are seeking across the board for police violence. so again, that kind of work really does need to percolate at the state and local level and while this could be a catalyst so that kind of change, it's not likely to bring that kind of change on a broad scale. >> that and i guess a lot of people hoping that this will kind of have publicity wise a kind of positive chilling effect if that is possible on
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policing and chiefs of police across the country. we are much obliged to our big three on this tuesday night. ashley parker, melissa murray, carolina, thank you all for starting us off. coming up for us, a hopeful step back to normal as the cdc gives the go-ahead for mask wearing. why our doctor on standby --
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that the risk is so low that they would in fact go and take a step into that yellow or that red zone because we feel as fall or as they are concerned, they're willing to take the risk. you don't live in a vacuum. >> right. >> and we are trying to get an outbreak under control. >> public health officials continue to stress the need for vaccinations to return to any semblance of normalcy in our country. we are so happy to have back with us again tonight doctor
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irwin redlener, founding director of columbia university national center for disaster preparedness, who advises us on matters of public health. doctor, the color coded chart that fauci was referencing takes a while to decipher if people have free time i recommend it. but basically green is good, red is bad. once you've said to the american people about masks, go ahead and take them off, it's tough to get their attention again with any details or caveats. in your view, was today's announcement lacking anything? are they getting any of the messaging wrong, respectfully? >> well, i think, brian, that they are getting a lot of it right at the moment and there are some caveats that we need to discuss but in effect, if you look at that graph it's actually pretty interesting. you go to the right side if you are vaccinated person and you look down the list there of things you can do indoors and outdoors and things you can't do.
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there's no real can't do is except when you're indoors, you can do what you must be wearing a mask. if you look on the other side, if you're unvaccinated there still quite a few things that you cannot do and basically what this is a message saying, kept fedex unaided and everything will start opening up. what's not really on there though is some caveats so we're assuming here that things are opening up for vaccinated people. assuming that there aren't any more new developing vicious rapidly rapid skating variants of the virus that we have to worry about and second of all, that we are living in a community where the spread of the coronavirus is relatively under control so under those conditions, yes things are looking up. and i think this is a pretty good faith effort by the cdc and the administration to help people start to think about why it's so critical that they get vaccinated in terms of getting back to normal, brian. >> i want to play you something
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that joe rogan said to his millions of listeners. it's important for that reason, we'll discuss on the other side. >> doctor, with all due respect to the noted public health expert joe rogan and for that matter checker colors and for this week who is equating putting masks on children with child abuse. what's to all the folks on the sidelines who aren't physicians, if you aren't in the business of public health, what's they need to know about those comments? >> well those comments were unleashed by a president who left some very very malignant legacies. you know, obviously, inciting people to the insurrection that we saw on january 6th was a major problem left to us by the former president but the other legacy he left us was this ability for people to speak publicly. the worse misconceptions, the worst mistruths, the most
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dangerous messages that you can possibly imagine. i imagine i've been talking to collins about this, were it not for donald trump even the likes of tucker carlson or joe rogan or the school in miami who won't hire a vaccinated teachers will not be getting away with this. that is really undermining our ability to get this pandemic under control and a lot of blood and a lot of lives are on his hands and on the hands of people to continue to propagate this nonsense. the american people, if i can make a plea, it would be turned away from these charlatans, turn towards the cdc and other legitimate sources of information. if we don't do that, a lot of us are going to face some terrible consequences in the near future, brian. >> this is why we are so grateful to have you on and asking the questions we do. doctor irwin red liner our guest tonight along with our thanks as always. coming up for us as his first
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let's get you to the exhale you didn't know you were waiting for. let's get it... together. so we can be together. let's get to immunity. >> 100th day in office, now's your moment to get vaccinated. jonathan shea of new york magazine sums up his time in office this way writing quote, biden is relentlessly and acting ambitious domestic agenda, signing legislation that could cut child poverty by more than half, expanding obamacare, injecting the economy with the stimulus more than twice the size about obama 's congress passed an oh nine while arousing hardly any controversy. there is nothing in biden's vanilla ice cream bromide's for his critics to hook onto. republicans can't stop biden because he is boring them to death.
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remind me to ask jonathan what he's got against vanilla ice cream. back with us again tonight, david plough former obama campaign manager and senior adviser to the former president. he's also on the board of directors of the obama foundation. and mark mckinnon, former adviser to both george w. bush and john mccain, he is of course among the cohosts of the circus on showtime. gentlemen thank you both for coming on. marc mackinnon is our friend jonathan right that during a pandemic, and the resulting economic dumpster fire, a little boredom is a good thing goes a long way if you are goal is governing. >> make america dull again, that's why joe biden's president of the united states. every time we elect the president and change parties usually what success is if you get the exact opposite and that's what we got in joe biden. -- and his friends of the democratic party should be down on their knees every day
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thanking their stars that joe biden was nominated because i don't think anybody else would have won that primary given the way this turned out so yes. i think what's surprised all of us, maybe including biden himself, is that we all expected him to be a transitional president is turning into a transformational one and so it's amazing he's doing all -- he's lowering our blood pressure around the country and ulike trump was trying to raise it and he's become kind of a healer in chief and mail of what he is done that surprised me, brian, is he's been able to both animate progresses by what he's doing on the policy side and disarming conservatives on the other side because they just -- they can't hate joe biden because he's such a likable guy and he's so low-key. and on the policy side there's a lot that therefore including the pandemic package even though they didn't vote for it. >> david, over to you for some tough love, i know you have by now caught up with the carville interview with fox in which the
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writer writes this. wokeness is a problem, he told me, meaning carville, and we all know it. according to carville, democrats are in power for now but they also narrowly defeated donald trump, a world historical buffoon says james and they lost congressional seats and failed to pick up state legislatures. the reason is simple, they've got a messaging problem. indeed david there's a piece in new york times today about how the democrats lost iowa. nobody in that piece says what a lot of people believe is the problem, that democrats forgotten how to speak iowa. it's been theorized that they have forgotten how to speak to people who correctly view kale as a member of the nascar hall of fame and not an inedible leafy green. your response. >> it's a lot, brian. well, first of all it wasn't in
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the election of democrats dreams but we did what he had to do which is when the presidency and thanks to the voters in georgia and all the great organizers down there who delivered those 16 electoral votes to joe biden on the seventh. so i agree joe biden it turns out basically when you elect leaders in government, it's great when they take the government seriously. so biden's just doing his job quietly, intensively, taking care of business with a very full agenda. it's actually quite a political feat to have an agenda this progressive but at the same time -- before i get to james's comment, the fact of the republican attack against joe biden over the last hundred days is basically known as get rid of dr. seuss, you're not gonna be able to eat hamburgers, maybe won't be able to eat beef, won't be able to drive your car, and they're just grasping for straws. except for the one serious exception though that is in about half the country in the states, they're trying to take elections away from voters and give them to republican
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politicians so they're deadly serious about that. but at the end of the day to win the presidential race, to win competitive house and senate races you need it all. it will be great if we can do as well in iowa as we did in the obama years with some of those -- but you also have to max out your suburban chair african-american turnout, the hispanic turnout, the latino turnout. so particularly when you've got a republican party right now, that's not shy that a cornerstone of their efforts over the next couple of elections is going to basically be based on white supremacy so we have to fight that back with everything we've got but you have to remember whether you are young african american in philadelphia or you're retired steelworker in iowa, most people are living on absolutely a financial edge.
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and we've got to deliver for them each and every day and that's where biden has been great. because he speaks the language that what i care about is your pocketbook. your health care. your schools. and that's one of the reasons i think he's off to such a great. start. >> mark mckinnon on the communications issue everyone was all caught up obviously in the race for the white house, but it was joe scarborough who said the day after the election that the election results had been a repudiation of the democratic brand. he was looking at the bloodbath in the house, especially where compared to projections. where do you come down on how the democrats need to communicate their message? >> well, that's a great point that james made and they touched on and your point now which is that while donald trump was repeated, republicans weren't. republicans banned their one house and they closed on the senate but there only five votes away from the house and so that is a republicans did much better than donald trump did so with that says that the republican policies and republican messages out there that are resonating or
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conversely democratic messages, and that's where change is ringing the bell. james is a canary in a coal mine, i did my first campaign with him and i learn more from change than anybody else in politics so i would listen when he speaks. and he's got his thumb on the polls on the mainstream of america, so when he's talking about this you run around the up there and let this pendulum swing too far again about defunding police, look out we're gonna have republican congress and maybe republican senate and that will be parties over. >> on that note, both gentlemen have agreed to stay here while we fit in a break. coming up, something to watch for tomorrow night. -- -- so you smell them later. ew right? that's why febreze created small spaces. press firmly and watch it get to work. unlike the leading cone, small spaces continuously eliminates odors in the air and on surfaces. so they don't come back for 45 days.
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senator tim scott of south carolina delivers the republican response to the presidents address at the immediate conclusion of the presidents remarks. still with us are david fluff and mark mckinnon. david, are there hopes among democrats that tim scott can be a decent broker in talks on subjects like social justice and policing? >> i think we all certainly hope so, brian, i'm sure that there's a lot of effort going on on these issues for years. obviously there's increased need for action in washington to address the crisis without placing the country so let's hope so. now scott gave one of the better speeches at the rodeo which is known as the republican convention of 2020, so maybe this is always the short end of this stick to respond to the president historically. maybe he'll do better than most but at the end of the day what i find interesting is that he's going to say biden's agenda is
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super liberal, socialist, he campaigned as a moderate but issue asher after issue including a lot of things joe biden's gonna talk about tomorrow night, you know standing preschool access, childcare, elder care. these things are supported by the vast majority not just the american people but the republicans and i think that's something i would imagine joe biden will talk about because a lot of you in this chamber may not support what i'm doing but your voters will. the american people do, so that'll be an interesting dynamic to watch for. >> marc mackinnon, the go rodeo association of america just called wondering why david would want to itself them. if you, mark, we're communications coach for senator scott, what would you put in as talking points? what should he say in his speech, given that he gets a few minutes of national media time? >> yeah, well in the party of
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goat rodeos i think it's a smart thing for republicans to put up tim scott. he's an articulate spokesman for the party and particularly at a time where he's leading the charge on criminal justice reform. at a time when criminal justice reform is one of the leading issues in the country and is remaining so week after week, month after month, and so having tim scott be the tip of the sphere on these negotiations and talking about these issues i think is a great idea. why he can bring to the table is of course what i missed and the republican party which is compassionate conservatism. i think he can bring a note of that and of course he's going to bring all the bells that we expect, that david pointed to including and especially talking about the border policy which is arguably a place where biden administrations been caught by surprise. it does not have a policy in place and dealing with what's
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is a crisis? although they refused to call it that or acknowledge that that's what it is. i mean, the fact is that people sense the policy change and it was okay to confront support and there's a problem there. and they will take advantage of that but the question is, to what extent is an issue that really people are going to change their minds? i mean a lot of people welcome new immigrants and by the way, new census policy population number suggest that it's important that america bringing new immigrants to help pay for the social policies that we need and future social security because we're losing population so we're getting an interesting bind on a policy discussion about what immigrants do. that's a bunch bigger question but i think that scott, scott is a good spokesman, a good choice and i expect will do a good job tomorrow night. >> all over but the shouting tomorrow evening with our great thanks to two threads of this broadcast, david fluff, marc mackinnon. gentlemen thank you both very much. coming up for us, almost 100 days -- accomplishments.
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trump. sanctioning russia for election interference, hacking government agencies and u.s. companies, poisoning opposition leader alexei navalny, and his warning threatening the ukraine. still he's invited put into his summit in the third country possibly this summer. >> he's testing the biden administration and then he's got rewarded by having a summit and so i think that encourages belligerent behavior. >> but an aggressive china has a bigger long term threat, it's warships threaten taiwan and other u.s. allies. >> committing genocide is one of the leaders and crushing democracy in hong kong. >> china is the most significant strategic challenge facing the united states. it is a country that is growing and economic clout, it is advancing its military capabilities and it's acting increasingly aggressing in assertive ways. >> the president kept his promise to keep the paris climate accord -- strengthen the iran nuclear deal. talks almost sabotage iran's
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main nuclear facility was attacked. the u.s. believes by israel. >> would you prefer if nobody would attack the facilities while you're trying to get negotiations started? >> we certainly believe that there are certain kinds of activities that are unhelpful to diplomacy. >> the president's biggest decision so far starting with the withdrawal from afghanistan. overruling his own generals. where is he falling short? he lifted the trump muslim ban but so far he's broken his promise that his predecessor. while sanctioning saudi arabia for murdering journalists, the president failed to punish the saudi crown prince who said was responsible. another example is president biden balancing his promises and the reality of foreign policy. >> our thanks to andrea mitchell for that report tonight. another break for us and coming up, the arrogance of vice president harris. the waste of taxpayer dollars, or not.
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60 seconds. but unless you watch fox, unless you follow right wing media you might not have seen it. it was trumpeted on the front page of the trump friendly murdoch-owned new york post. clunky headline writing but the gist of it was immigrant kids at the border were being given copies of the vice presidents book, seemingly against their will. the implication was haven't these kids suffered enough? well cue the outrage, scandal, a waste of our taxpayer dollars, they said. don't take my word for it, here is san spicer. it's not like he's going to lie. he writes after four years of the press reporting on every potential theoretical conflict between trump and his family, barely a peep is made when the vice president's book isn't a welcome gift bag for migrants entering the country and the white house refuses to answer how or why it happens. arkansas republican senator faithful trump or tom cotton
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piped-in. now they're forcing taxpayers to by kamala harris is book and give to those illegal immigrants? then it was madison cawthorn the freshman congress -- vice president will send her books to the migrants flooding our southern border but won't send herself? you can't make this stuff up. well, actually madison cawthorn, you can make this stuff up. the new york post made it up. we know this because the woman who wrote the story resigned today and she said this on the way out, quote, the kamala harris story, an incorrect story i was ordered to write and which i failed to push back hard enough against, was my breaking point. subsequent reports say one copy of the kamala harris book, the addition for younger readers was dropped off at a long beach california donation center. that was enough for the media
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properties of murdoch to make up and spread false story as they did so doggedly again this weekend, alleging biden was going to somehow take away our hamburgers. it's enough to make you think trump knew where he was previewing back when he became the first american president to call news fake news. you see that covers and the manner of sense. oh, and there is a writer opening at the new york post. that is our broadcast for this tuesday night with our thanks to you for being here with us. final reminder, more on the air at eight eastern time tomorrow night for the presidents address to a joint session. we are back on the air with the 11th hour as usual when it's all over. on behalf of all my colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight.
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