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and obviously make sure that senator manchin is paying attention to what we require to save our democracy. >> congressman, good to talk to you as always. thank you for joining. us congressman mondaire jones, of new york. and that is tonight's last word. engage me tomorrow morning on my show. i'm joined by democratic delegates stacey plaskett of united states virgin island. katie hobbs, and ceo senator from reproductive rights, nancy northam. tomorrow atm eastern, 11th hour with brian williams begins right now. well, good evening once again, they 122 of the biden administration. which ends this week having survived its first major foreign policy crisis. tonight, the cease-fire that ended 11 days of back and forth fighting between israel and hamas militants, has now been in effect for just over 24 hours. it appears to be holding.
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the challenge now, of course, to prevent skirmishes with police like the one that erupted today, out in the open in jerusalem. and keep them from escalating and getting any larger. the president has credited quiet, intense diplomacy for bringing about the truce. and late today, as he hosted south korea's leader at the white house, he suggested this would be indeed, he strategy going forward. >> one of the reasons why we were able to get the cease-fire in 11 days, we didn't do other people have done. i don't talk about what i tell people in private. i don't talk what we are negotiating in private. >> president added that the u.s. was committed to israel's security. but he noted there was really only one way to guarantee a lasting peace in the region. >> we still need a two state solution. it is the only answer. we review the security commitment as well as economic
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commitment, for the people on the west bank. i also indicated to is release that i thought it was very important that they stop in jerusalem, this intercommunal fighting that has extremes on both sides. until the region says unequivocally, they acknowledge the right of israel to exist as an independent jewish state, there will be no peace. >> nbc news has new reporting tonight on the president's handling of this crisis with israel and on his main objective. quote, his approach was stylistically muted and substantively more hard-line than some of his allies had expected. it was driven by a singular goal, to end the violence as soon as possible, so he could train his focus back on to his domestic agenda. meanwhile, the 11-day conflict in israel comes with an ugly after effect. a rise in attacks on jews in our country and around the globe. data from the anti-defamation
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league also noted an increase in hate speech on social media. and there are new calls from the administration for the administration to address this growing wave of antisemitism. earlier, on this network, the head of the anti-defamation league spoke out about the recent attacks. >> i do feel scared and i've heard from jewish people all over the country in the past week who are alarmed. from college campuses to lasagna boulevard, in los angeles, people are feeling under assault. it's like a charlottesville every day. >> we'll have more on this issue just ahead in this hour. amid all of this, the white house is trying to stay focused on the biggest items on their domestic agenda. today, it offered a slim down version of that infrastructure proposal. it happened during meetings with republican senators. 1.7 trillion, as opposed to the
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original 2.3 trillion. >> and our view, this is the act, the art i should say, of seeking common ground. this proposal exhibits a willingness to come down in size. giving on some areas that are important to the president. otherwise they wouldn't have been in the proposal. we'll also stay firm in areas that are most vital to rebuilding our infrastructure. >> equally important, republicans were buying the counter offer. they are still looking for a price tag way lower in the range of 600 million. here's the response from the office of senator shelley moore capito of west virginia, a republican who continues to be the point person on these talks. quote, there continue to be vast differences between the white house and senate republican republicans when it comes to the definition of infrastructure, the magnitude of proposed spending, and how to pay for it. based on today's meeting, the group seemed for that part after two meetings with white house staff than they were after one meeting with president biden.
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white house had also hope that by this time the senate would be closer to passing the police reform bill named after george floyd. tuesday, as you may know, will mark one year since his death. biden will meet with his family at the white house on that day. with that, let's bring in our lead off guest on this friday night. eugene daniels, white house correspondent for politico. susan page, veteran duellist, bestselling author. u.s. it and the lessons of power. and rick stengel, back with us. former -- public diplomacy in public affairs. former money doing editor of time and exiting. good evening and welcome to you all. rick, given your barely a week and the fact that i haven't talked you forever. i'd like to begin with you. your opinion on how the president did this navigating
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overseas. is the hard part indeed to come? and things have changed vis-à-vis the u.s. in israel. >> yes, brian, it's good to see you again. it's been a long time. i think he handled it admirably. it's a sign of what the biden -- form of diplomacy is. deliberate, cautious, saying what you mean. talking behind the scenes. one of the things that people haven't talked about is biden's is relationship with -- it's not a state secret that him revealing when i say that barack obama and netanyahu didn't have a love affair. biden has -- with netanyahu because he supported him for 30 years. and when he says to bb he knows he has to do that. that really wasn't the case with president obama. and i so glad and relieved that president biden mentioned that
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the chief state the two state solution. the trump administration played a three card monte game with a three two state solution. and kind of pretended it didn't exist. but biden said look, this is the only answer. to paraphrase winston churchill, the two state solution is the worst solution of all, except for all the others. there really isn't any other alternative. and it's getting harder year by year. it's harder because the piano low and hamas don't get along. and they are two separate places so you have to make a deal with two people. hamas was probably sent strengthened by what's happened over the past 11 days. so to your question, yes. but now begins the hard part. >> susan, from your perch, coming off the comments we just heard from rick. how did they do? a balancing agendas, walking and chewing gum, foreign and domestic, in the course of the same 11 days? >> i think the white house is finding what previous
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presidents and also discovered which is it is very hard to set your priorities and keep your eye -- because can things keep happening. that demand your attention. this white house does not want to adopt as a school, a permanent solution to the problems of the middle east. i think they see that as not realistic but. it is not an issue they can ignore which is one thing that was clear with the presidents actions in trying to stem the violence that we saw there. their preference is to get back to issues that involve the pandemic and the u.s. economy. and for their foreign policy, they're much more concerned about china, for instance, that they are about getting a meshed in the years palestinian conflict. so i think they are policed. i saw the president giving himself a little pat on the back about that behind the scenes diplomacy, that led to the cease-fire. but this is a problem they hope they can tamp down and turn to other problems that they are more concerned about. and where they think they have a bigger chance of actually succeeding. >> eugene, susan is right, the
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president did allow himself a path on the back. albeit brief. any kind of victory lap was missing. any kind of chest thumping was missing in announcing the cease-fire after 11 days. talk about the yawning difference in style. >> yes, we are very used to something that looks a lot more brash, a lot more in your face, after the last four years with president trump. and that's just not joe biden style. he has a different -- he's quieter. he this quiet diplomacy that they've been talking about is really how he wants to operate. especially if he's really on these really serious issues. he doesn't want to go on the chest thumping. he doesn't want like susan said, spend a lot of time talking and think about the things that are happening in israel and palestinian. he just doesn't. china and russia is were they are focused on in this white house, when it comes to foreign policy. one thing that is really
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interesting about this white house, is that they have really learned the lessons of the obama administration. they are quite a few people that are in this administration that were there working in 2014. i think it was 50 days finding between israel and hamas at that point. so they have kind of learned that you can't go out and come up with a demand for a cease-fire at the beginning. because that doesn't make things. better but they also know that it has made a lot more difficult. the left, the democrats have moved on this issue. so there's a lot of different conversations happening in this white house. and that's where they went with this quite a plan to see. that's why that's not going anywhere. it clearly worked because, it was only 11 days. and i think they're gonna continue to do it. >> i was just gonna say. as so many democrats have indeed moved to your last point on this issue. rick, here is the president on a number of foreign affair issue. no less important, the relationship with north korea. we'll discuss on the other side.
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>> our goal is and remains complete denuclearization of the korean pollen insulin. >> you have said in the past that you would not meet with kim jong-un, the leader of north korea, without certain preconditions. who are these preconditions? and do you believe he would never be willing to meet them? >> but i will not do is, i would not do what had been done in the recent past. i would not give him all these -- national international recognition in his legitimacy. >> rick, i think you'll agree that is what presidents have traditionally said in the last several decades. that we've had this broken relationship with north korea. and if you agree that the former president had been straight up played in large part by a larger than average stationary hand delivered, is this kind of right sizing of the relationship that we needed? >> i think so. yes, in some ways --
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trump's love affair with kim jong-un. and the fact that he says he will meet without preconditions, i think at this point it's a good thing. the larger problem is, we use this word denuclearization. everybody uses it. by everybody mean something slightly different by. and the problem is that kim jong-un doesn't really mean it at all. and if the precondition is for condone soon to agree to denuclearization, there may not be talks. but part of what i get is this biden foreign policy agenda is to not fix things that aren't broken. but i'm not saying this is broken. but why get yourself into a negotiation with which he doesn't have a good outcome. you can say the same argument about israel palestine. let's avoid getting into -- and that is what they're doing. they are tiptoeing around the problem. and as susan said before, they don't want to get distracted by foreign policy problems. away from what their main focus is. the domestic covid agenda. >> susan, this next question
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for you. touches on something eugene mention. this is one of the quotes from the interview with the president in their david brooks column in the new york times. biden says, the progressive don't like me because i'm not prepared to take on what i would say and they would say is a socialist agenda. i found that quote fascinating. a, points for candor. be a kind of de weaponizes one of the leading republican talking points when they talk about the left and the democratic party. does the presidents, susan, have a real or perceived problem with the left flank of his party? >> i think the remarkable thing for these first 122 days of this presidency is how much the progressives have held with biden. i've been pleased by the size and rescue of the poor recovery package.
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you saw the biggest split so far on the middle east issue. with the desire by many in the democratic -- and some not from the left to take a more confrontational approach towards israel to do more to try to help the palestinians. but with that exception, they really have pretty much hung together in a way that, number one they need to do. if they're going to get anything through congress. but also, that has surprise some people. because biden, certainly during the primaries, was not the choice of the left wing of the democratic party. >> eugene, the nation turns its lonely eyes to you and the part of understanding the senate and congress. those of us who didn't pay attention in high school have regretted ever since. the democrats may try to go it alone on infrastructure, because they have asked our friend the impartial parliamentarian if they can do it by a simple majority.
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so, where does the whole mess stand as we put folks to bed on a friday after a long week? >> what was happening at the beginning of has been happening for a few weeks know, is that the biden administration is really wanted to get a bipartisan deal done. they have talked to republican lawmakers here in d.c.. but they've also been reaching out to officials, local republican officials, trying to pressure them, to pressure republicans. right? because there's not one local official, one governor, one person who doesn't know a pothole or something that has it being called to their office. in a very long time. so they're hoping to be really creative in the way they do. that but today, you talked about this earlier, senator capito, who has been leading for republicans on this issue, said they are just too far. right? even though the white house came down from 2.5 trillion to about 1.7 trillion dollars. still a lot of money, but that
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was coming down from what democrats wanted at the beginning. some of the key things they've been wanting to do. right now, that means that someone like joe manchin has said he wants to make sure there's negotiation. and i think we've taken that as, people have covered this, attempted negotiations were an. if we don't know how much back and forth he was hoping for in order to go along. but at some point they may have to do that. because it seems like republicans in no way seem interested in how much democrats want to spin. and more importantly, i think how they want to spend it and want to they want to use the money for. so there's almost no wiggle room. there were a couple weeks where we thought the this may be a bipartisan deal. but democrats are getting more and see on this one. >> we are much obliged to our big three. last night of the week. eugene daniels, susan page, rick stengel.
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november 3rd? [noise] >> trump! trump! trump? trump >> you know, that's how we feel in georgia, to. >> whipping up the big lie. the congresswoman from georgia. it was about an hour ago at a rally to encourage the arizona sham recount. we want to show you live pictures from the event. on one stage, think about it this way, you've got goose are, they exist, gaetz and green. kind of a neat panel discussion there, to arizona republicans. despite increasing pressure from republicans to end the sham audit in arizona. trump allies in georgia are now
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making their moves. state judge there has ordered fulton county, that includes atlanta, to let a group of local voters inspect the 2020 mail-in ballots. washington post puts it this way. the decision marks the latest instance of a local government being forced to undergo a third party inspection of its election practices amid baseless accusations promoted by president donald trump, that fraud flipped the 2020 contests for president biden. a reminder, all of georgia's ballots have already been counted. there have been three separate recounts. joe biden won all three. and no widespread fraud was found. back with us again tonight, juanita tolliver, veteran political strapped it is too progressive candidates and causes. and tim miller, former communications director for jeb bush.
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tim, i have to ask you, mccarthy, graham, when they are in front of cameras, they keep insisting with this new candor that oh no, the 2020 election is over and joe biden won. at the state level however, which is where so many observers and citizens and journalists have reported back that the pro trump movement is at his frothiness. things are going in a different direction. >> very much so. you saw that room, brian, therefore insurrectionists onstage. to go saar and bakes the two who are literally plotting with the stops at the steel organizers. there's been no repercussions for any of them. the only repercussion has been for list rainy. so, when you hear on the ground -- i went to the campaign trip to
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south carolina mitt, obviously you heard the tears in that room. voters are demanding their elected officials to go that they go along with this big lie. so, for some of these people, like go sir, he's probably earnest about this. he's way off the beaten path. that is states like georgia, you can see the problem with what's happening here. it has to be wwe. it's all performance. the state legislatures feel like they have to do something because they are getting shaken down every time they go to campaign event. the local diner or coffee shop. with local seeing, what are you doing about this? as a result, in arizona, the secretary of state said we are going to have to throw away these voting machines. right? and they're already playing taxpayer money, six, seven figures to do this audit. now they're gonna have to get would have these voting machines because they can't trust them anymore. because they lost a chain of custody. so there are lots of downstream effect that are old driven by the fact that donald trump is a mental. he convince his voters that he
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actually won. and now those voters are making other people put on a shoe for them. >> so, juanita, about the danger of this. i'm going to play for you the warning that stacey abrams delivered earlier on this network to. we'll discuss on the other side. >> we cannot afford to be distracted by one, or two, or three attempts. we've got to realize this is a fusillade. they are attacking every vestige of the system because they want the entire thing to either be so broken that we no longer expect success to be there for voters. or that we are so overwhelmed that we can't focus on the challenges before us. >> so, juanita, if correct, that is scary. it is damaging the system that brings us our elected officials. do you agree with stacey abrams that that is the goal on the other side? >> brian, i think we can even
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remove the from that question. it is correct that the gop has a coordinated attack on our democracy, our electors systems. and at the state and federal levels. so, what stacey abrams is warning is absolutely correct. i think in the case for democrats, it is going to be a combination of the traditional playbook of register, educate and mobilize as many voters as possible. while also fighting these illegitimate voting for suppression laws in court to make sure that they don't have an effect. to make sure voters aren't voting in hostile environments. because the uphill battle of casting their ballot, or accessing the polls, should not exist. and what we see is, republicans at the state house and legislatures across the country, using a copy and paste format to move these bills forward. to get them to their governors to get them sign. and that is going to create barriers. i thank stacey creek abrams is absolutely right to, stay
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focused on the big picture here. stay focused on creating a democracy. and creating elections were all of our votes count. where we don't have to bend over backwards in order to access the polls. and where we feel comfortable in and safe doing it. not in hostile, environments. so i am truly concerned about is how these voter suppression laws, these lies about the election, are not only going to continue to erode voter confidence, but you rode our democracy at large. >> both of our guests have agreed to stay with us. we're just going to sneak in a break, continue our conversation on the other side. coming up, how to measure the enduring mojo of the only twice impeached retiree in all of florida.
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cross over and voted with the democrats to approve the january six commission, karen tumulty of the washington post says donald trump may not be as politically straight-up fatal as it once was. she writes it this way, will trump, who remains banned from his favorite social media platforms, still have as much juice in republican on republican contest in 2022? no one will know for sure until primary season. but there reasons to. that it political analysts, including esteemed handicapper charlie koch, have noted that while there are few signs that
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trump's base has or will turn on him, there is some evidence that they're fervor for him no longer burns as hot as it once did. remaining with us, or a guests juanita tolliver and tyndall are. indeed,--------juanita i have more from you from the post. online talk about trump has trump plunged a five-year low. so he's got that going for him. he's banned oren ignored on pretty much every major social media venue. and in the last week, trump's website, including his new blog, fund-raising page an online store front attracted fewer estimated visitors than the pet adoption service pet finder and the recipe site devilish. so, for juanita two part question. do you buy all of this? and part to, if all of this is more than a clever turn of newspaper phrase by our colleagues, why then are all the elected republicans that we can see, especially in the
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senate, completely enthralled with this guy in florida? >> i think the answer, brian, is yes and no. i buy trump is a bad blogger but not that he's lost any control of the party. let's remember, how many days ago was it since last cheney was ousted for calling out his lies? for calling out the lies and the cult of personality he introduced to the party, and that the party is running in the house and senate? no, i don't think his grip has gotten any looser around this party that has taken a big bet on him for 2020. keep in mind, that's the plan for the house gop and it's still aligning with mcconnell's plans and the senate to obstruct any and everything from this administration or democrats. i don't see trump losing any type of relevancy here. i think his supporters may be dormant as he's been banned for a major platforms like facebook and twitter. he's a bad blogger. >> [laughs]
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that's a harm that's way to answer that question, i give that to you. tim, political reporting opposition to the january 6th commission. it's heartening among senate republicans. your colleague at the bulwark, jonathan last, asking if democrats are willing to kill the filibuster over the one six commission, then what would it take? i have to tell you, tim, mr. rob portman, republican of ohio, vehemently objected to our characterization of his approach last night aggressively insisting he is undecided. he's important, obviously, because foreign relations and homeland security. if he votes for the commission, we will have a straight-up rob portman night here on the broadcast. talk about, if not portman, his ilk in the senate. the republicans from the traditional fiscal conservative socially conservative custodial
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and protect her class. >> that's a shrinking cost brian and i don't think i'll be invited back for a rob portman fan girl night unfortunately. i don't think he's been happy with my coverage of him as of late but, look, here's the thing. he is retiring. this is frustrating, you think there be an easy way to get ten thumbs here. i think that's why my colleague is pushing for this being a filibuster item because there's seven people who voted for impeachment and you've got for retiring republicans who are in this custodial closs, as you called it. rival, and rob portman, richard shelby out of alabama.ortman, rr shelby out what would be the reason for any of them to go against us? obviously, the lobbying is happening behind the scenes. you saw grounds of south dakota taken to a complete one 80 in two days. john cornyn of texas says he agreed with pelosi two months ago that we needed a bipartisan commission. he's had a change of heart.
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rubio put out a selfie video on the illinois this morning saying he is worried the media will distorted if we have a commission. he is out. you see these guys jumping off the ship because they expect this will be bad news for republicans. which is obvious. it should be we get to the bottom of what kind of bad news and what we can do to make sure people are held accountable, or get questions answered many of these guys had in january and february about what donald trump was doing, while that video was going on. so, this is very much a political game. these guys have been caught red-handed, but it's hard to see where the ten votes are coming from right now unless it's a big change of momentum between now and next week. >> juanita, hearing the esteemed historians we have on this broadcast all the time talk about how close a call was
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it for our democracy, just in the previous segment. you mentioned our democracy was under attack, a phrase i still have not heard too many times in life that it doesn't stop me in my tracks. juanita, if you are a appointed chair of the democratic party, and i realize that's a whole other hour-long broadcast, what would you do on this one six commission? >> honestly, i'd let republicans continue to choose the wrong adventure here, and choose to reject this nonpartisan option where they will have equal representation, where katko even negotiated a veto power over subpoenas and go straight to the committee. someone that i put on that committee, advocate list cheney on that select committee to bring forth the truth and whatever republican leadership is working so hard to hide by projecting this commission. i bring, that i make sure that everyone is called for to offer testimony on what they knew,
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what they experience and conversations they had during this hour-long attack when trump decided to say nothing while his own vp's life was threatened, while the cup capital was under attack and staffers and workers in this building were hiding and scared for their lives. i make sure all of that had a constant drumbeat for the next year and a half so that americans could see that republicans were obstructing this process, republicans have been lying about what experience on january 6th and six since january 6th and this is the truth about these attacks. i would have gone on constant drum beat through midterms, so everyone can go to the polls with that front and center in their minds. >> i don't know what the other cable shows are doing for guests, because i know we have the two smartest on this topic here with us in our presence. juanita taller, tim miller, can't thank you enough. we will keep doing this over and over until we get it right.
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in january of this year, we'll compare that with today. we see a dramatic drop in concern for outbreaks across the country, because the vaccinations are ramping up. with some exceptions that you see depicted on that map. back with us again tonight, dr. steven sample, er doctor at memorial hospital and health care center in jasper, indiana. also a volunteer clinical faculty member at the indiana university school of medicine. doc, i am guessing that where you are, the aggressively mask-less have remained so. but generally, i want to hear how things are in your neck of the woods? >> it evening, brian. they're doing real right now. it's been interesting. i'm kind of practicing medicine like i was 14 or 15 months ago. the patients are back. they are all sick with different stuff again. you know? at the end of last year about half of the patients i was
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seeing were covid. and it was just the same thing over and over and over again. it felt like real emergency medicine. we saw the severity of covid. but right now, our numbers are great. indiana, our overall cases are down a few hundred per week. this week on last week, we were about 1000 a day. now we are at 700. and i'm hoping that trend will continue as more and more people get vaccinated. >> the cdc released a study today showing covid spreads less in schools where teachers and staff were masks. but i want to play for you what randi weingarten, who is president of the largest teachers union in the country, said in response. and then we will discuss this aspect on the other side. >> what we have just basically said to the cdc is, we don't want to be the mask police. please, give us some guidance. let's finish the school year this year, safely.
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and we'll figure it out. but don't make us make it up as we go along. >> so, doc, you have the great privilege of living in actual america. your life is where the cdc and life in america intersect at the person to person level. what has the cdc done wrong in your view? what do they need to do going forward? >> i think that this well was poisoned the minute that it was dug. right? we're starting back when covid came out. there have been so many mixed messages and we have gotten politicians mixed with scientists. and we know that people in general do not like uncertainty. and they do not love change. and as we have seen, recommendations change overtime, people in general are seeing that as a sign that we really don't know what we're talking about. and something they just get to be fault to their own bias. like with the lady just now, it
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is hard to make an individual teacher or individual principal the gatekeeper in the mask police. because there's so much friction. everybody -- on the internet. i think going forward, when this happens again. not if, but when this happens again, we need to learn some lessons about not only consistency, by explaining why and how we do things. we know that our recommendations are going to change. we need to let people know that upfront. we learned as we go. these mixed messages just cause so much of the strife that we are dealing with right now, i think. >> final question, where are you on the idea of vaccine mandates. maybe vaccine passports, as they've been called. washington post among others is doing a lot of reporting on the frustration and confusion as employers and companies are struggling with this. as everyone's goal is to get
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back, as the saying goes. >> right, my take on that is not always the most popular take. when it comes to public health, i'm a fairly hard line on vaccination. i see people talking about there is no precedent for this. we don't know what. to do but in reality, they're kind of is. we're operating under an emergency use authorization right now. but my hospitals have done -- every hospital system i have worked at has required a flu shot under penalty of firing. i've been in the military for 20 years. i get so many vaccines in my arms that i just do what they see. get on up, get the shot. my kid gets vaccinated. she had to be vaccinated for meningitis, for public health when she was -- so to me, there is a cost to living in society. i'm a freedom loving human. i think freedom means that you agreed to get your plot of land, grow your own food, you're free to kill your only. but if you want to interact
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with society there is a cost. and when your decision can me or my sick, i think there is a price you pay to interact with the rest of us. and this is it. so, not a lot of people i know a lot of people disagree with me, and people can. but that is fine. but that is my opinion. >> great point. by the way, doc, i am thrilled to heal the here the military has switched his shots in arms. because every world war ii movie has been going in another place. >> i've had them everywhere, i think. at this point. [laughs] >> oh boy, okay. we're on the edge. it's friday. night dr. steven sample, thank you very much for joining us. always a pleasure to have you. greatly appreciated. coming up for us. as we've been talking about tonight, a truce is reached in middle east. the problem now is in some of our cities. and it stems from that same fara week conflict.
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overseas, while the fighting is suspended between israel and hamas, the u.s. has seen a disturbing rise in anti-semitic attacks. prominent jewish organizations are calling on the white house to take action, nbc news correspondent stephanie gosk has more on this uptick in violence that we have seen in u.s. cities. >> last night in times square, police say a jewish man was the victim of an alleged hate crime. this video appears to show the moment 29-year-old joseph was attacked. >> i'm surrounded by a whole mob of people. they proceeded to assault me, beat me, kick me, punch me, hit me with crutches. >> one man facing multiple charges including assault as a hate crime. the nypd says looking for as many as six others. oregon says that yelled antisemitic slurs while he was being beaten. >> dirty jew, we are going to kill you. >> the assault took place as
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pro palestinian and pro israeli protesters confronted each other. in the days following the start of the recent violence in the middle east, the anti-defamation league found more than 17,000 tweets with variations of the phrase, hitler was right. in a survey 63% of american jews have experienced or witnessed antisemitism in the last five years. more than half feel less safe. on tuesday, a restaurant gore in los angeles were pelted with glass bottles, attacked by people waving palestinian flags and yelling slurs against jews. a conflict thousands of miles away triggering antisemitic violence, on u.s. streets. stephanie got, nbc news, new york. >> coming up for us, a possible new secret weapon in our effort to track down every bit of this virus. you may already have one of these possibly next to you right now. we will tell you what it is when we come back. ack.
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alternative method to detect coronavirus in patients. even in those who are asymptomatic. three of the six trained canines go through hundreds of sweat samples per day, including those from bedridden patients who can't travel to get tested. researchers at a university said covid-19 patients secretive a little organic compound through their perspiration, which is a scent dogs can detect, even if they don't show obvious symptoms. this is the co-researcher of the project. >> very fast and specific with the success rate at over 90%, which is very high. >> secondly, the canines are very fast at screening. they can tell us which samples were infected, and which ones were not. at this, pace we are able to isolate those who we suspect
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were infected from those who are virus free. this will help to reduce the number of outbreaks. >> thailand is fighting its most severe outbreak yet with cases quadrupling and reported deaths increasing sevenfold since april. researchers are hopeful these dogs can be deployed to airports or peer since they will be much faster and more precise in detecting the virus and temperature checks. >> so, a couple of questions arise from that report. first, you don't often see a lavender blazer quite like that. also, why aren't there sniffer cats? this is always a dicey topic. someone said, cats are simply too busy sitting on top of the fridge and judging the rest of us. they have other stuff to do. as to the age-old and during question, who is a good dog?
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that would be every dog who serves, every dog who has ever lived a human. we need them now more than ever. we learned that again tonight. and so, that is our broadcast for this friday night and for this week with our thanks for being here with us. have a good weekend, unless you have other plans. on behalf of our colleagues at the networks of nbc news, goodnight. >> what goes on behind closed doors of a marriage is not always apparent to the outside. >> my wife, she fell asleep. i just came up here and she was laying a face down in the bathtub. >> something was right. she was just unconscious. >> a b mcbride, a hunting death. >> she was telling me he could never ever love another woman as much as he loved her. >> what had happened? >> did you have an aneurysm? did she have a seizure? >> police were baffled. >> they expected something to be wet. they are expected there to be water on the.

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