Skip to main content

tv   Way Too Early  MSNBC  July 26, 2021 2:00am-3:00am PDT

2:00 am
christine todd whitman, thank you so much for your time tonight. appreciate you coming on. thank you all at home for watching as ever. we're out of time. we'll be back here next sunday at 8:00 p.m. eastern. catch me monday through thursday at 7:00 p.m. streaming on the peacock, and now it's time to it's kind of like we have two kinds of america. we have the very vulnerable unvaccinated part, and we have the really relatively vaccinated protected part, so if you are vaccinated, you are really in a very different category than someone who's not vaccinated. >> the delta varnlts is causing coronavirus infections to rise across the country as the nation's top doctor warns of a considerable surge in the fall. the question is, will we see mask mandates reimposed for vaccinated americans? plus, the first house committee hearing on the january 6th capitol riot is set for tomorrow. speaker nancy pelosi is bringing
2:01 am
another republican voice to the table, congressman adam kinzinger. the question is, what does kevin mccarthy have to say about the move? and team usa continues its quest for medals. katie ledecky comes up for the first event, but the question is can she still bring home the gold? it is "way too early" for this. what's up, everybody? we will start with the news. coronavirus continues to rise and the nation's top infectious diseases expert dr. anthony fauci says the u.s. is headed in the wrong direction. nbc news correspondent meagan fitzgerald has the latest. >> reporter: the worst-case
2:02 am
scenario among the unvaccinated. >> it feels like we're going back in the bowel again, and it's definitely another wave. >> reporter: the highly contagious delta variant fueling a new surge in cases across the country. the country's top doctor. >> we could have a considerable problem with the surge of infections. >> reporter: the variant sweeping through the south accounting for 40% of the new cases in the country. but in miami, thousands packing a stadium for a live concert as the cdc now says they could recommend masks for the fully vaccinated indoors. but in arkansas, a new law banning mask mandates goes into effect this week. >> it's important not to have the current debate about mask wearing but to have the current emphasis on getting a vaccine. >> reporter: only 49% of the country is fully vaccinated. those without the shots making
2:03 am
up 99.5% of covid desks. frontline workers once again with urgent pleas to the public. >> we're seeing younger patients all unvaccinated that are sicker. >> reporter: dr. michael bolding has been working in the covid ward in arkansas since the pandemic. he's seeing more patients now than ever before. >> what would it mean for you and your colleagues if more people got vaccinated? >> less pain and suffering and call less families to tell them their loved ones didn't make it. >> reporter: that's linda mercer's greatest fear. she's a grandmother now fighting for her life. >> i'm wrong because i was being selfish by not getting vaccinated. it really changes your outlook on life when you feel like i may be called home. >> our thanks to meagan fitzgerald for that report. meanwhile florida has been the third epicenter for the
2:04 am
coronavirus in the united states. no state is coming closer. hospitalizations in some areas are increasing at the fastest rate since the start of the pandemic. according to the cdc, florida accounts for one in five new infections in the united states of america. over 73,000 new cases were reported over the past week alone. since the start of the month, the weekly total of new cases reported by florida jumped more than four-fold, reaching its highest point since mid-january. and with all of that as a backdrop, dr. anthony fauci is weighing in on the possibility of mask mandates returns for vaccinated americans. here's what he had to say about that when he was asked yesterday. >> these sources are telling cnn the top health officials are weighing whether to revise mask guidelines for vaccinated americans. are you part of the conversations, and if so, are you advising that mask mandates
2:05 am
be brought back for vaccinated americans? >> you know, jake, this is under active consideration. if you're asking am i part of the conversation, yes, i am. the "washington post" reports inside the white house top officials are growing increasingly anxious about the state of the pandemic. they're gravely concerned about the situation spiraling out of control in some areas of the country with low vaccination rates. that's according to two people who work in the administration and others in touch with the white house. officials are looking at models that predict anywhere from a few thousand covid cases to more than 2,000 every single day this coming fall. one forecast shows the united states could see three times the number by october compared to right now. the current seven-day average right now is about 250 deaths every single day. as the threat of the delta variant grows, health officials
2:06 am
are increasingly eyeing booster shots. senior officials now say they expect people 65 years and older or who have compromised immune systems will most likely need a third shot of pfizer/biontech or moderna, two vaccines that employ mrna technology, and have been used to inoculate the majority of those who have taken the shot. they're exploring options to provide booster to everybody who needs it most before they expand the emergency use authorization. pfizer is expected to apply for that authorization coming up soon. even as new cases rise, new polling is showing the majority of those unvaccinated are unlikely to be moved in their thinking. 81% of unvaccinated americans say they probably or definitely would not get the shot. on the opposite end, 19% said
2:07 am
they likely would get vaccinated. the same poll shows 220% have high confidence. joining us now is practicing internist dr. lucy mcbride. good morning to you. i have to ask you, what are you learning about these booster shots, and what's the likelihood americans are going to need one? >> my immune-compromised patients, my patients who are older, who have underlying health conditions probably would benefit from an extra dose to fight off this more contagious delta variant. so i think it does perhaps make sense. it depends on the patient and their clinical situation. so the last thing we want to do here, jacob, is panic the public
2:08 am
and make people think that just because we're talking about a third shot means the third shot isn't effective. we have to remember these vaccines are stunningly effective at preventing the severe outcomes of covid-19 even with delta in circulation. >> i was on a family vacation, dr. mcbride, including with my own parents. i think what i'm hearing -- and i'm relating this to my mom, call your doctor, and you make the decision. dr. mcbride, what recommendations would you offer the white house etc. over the mask mandates. frankly, it's getting confusing. when you go out in new york city, you're starting to see people put masks on again, whether they're outside or inside. >> i think this. we really need to understand how very effective the vaccines are. more effective than masking is your ability to get vaccinated. when you get vaccinated, you are
2:09 am
not only protecting yourself from death and hospitalization if you're confronted with covid-19. you're also protecting other people. even if you're at low risk yourself, say you're a 20-year-old healthy person, when you get vaccinated, you're protecting yourself and those around you because you're less likely to transmit the virus when you are immune to covid-19. masking, i think, should be optional for people who want to if they are immune-compromised, at high risk, even if they're vaccinated, but i don't think necessarily that we should have a mandate because, one, that undermines confidence in these extraordinary vaccines. it helps undermine people's desire to get vaccinated when they think, hey, why should i get vaccinated if i have to mask up again. of course, if people want to get masked up, they should be allowed to. that is their right, their
2:10 am
choice. and unmasked should get vaccinated because they're at highest risk for covid-19. >> what about dr. mcbride testing? i'm an extremely neurotic person. i think i've tested three times in the last two weeks. there are colds going around. are you recommending or how often are you recommending people to go get tested for covid 19? ? if you've been tested and have been vaccinated, you do not need to be getting tested if you're asymptomatic. it doesn't make sense. but if you're unvaccinated, it can be a useful way of surveying because people are spreading it without knowing it. that's the reason we're in this
2:11 am
horrible situation, this pandemic at all, is because there's this stretch of time between being exposed to coronavirus and feeling the symptoms when you can unwittingly infect other people. so, in other words, unvaccinated people could benefit from surveillance testing. >> so what you're saying is i have my vaccination, my double vaccination, maybe i'm a little bit too nervous, i might continue to do it, but everybody take dr. mcbride's advice. thank you for waking up early with us. still ahead, will we see a bipartisan infrastructure bill today or will we not? that's what senators on capitol hill are hoping for. plus all the highlights in the tokyo olympics and where team usa stands in the medal race. those stories and a check on the weather when we come right back. .
2:12 am
hi, i'm debra. i'm from colorado. i've been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. i'm a mother of four-- always busy. i was starting to feel a little foggy. just didn't feel like things were as sharp as i knew they once were. i heard about prevagen and then i started taking it about two years now. started noticing things a little sharper, a little clearer. i feel like it's kept me on my game. i'm able to remember things. i'd say give it a try. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. when you really need to sleep you reach for the really good stuff.
2:13 am
new zzzquil ultra helps you sleep better and longer when you need it most. it's non habit forming and powered by the makers of nyquil. new zzzquil ultra. when you really really need to sleep. i'm dad's greatest sandcastle - and greatest memory! but even i'm not as memorable as eating turkey hill chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream with real cocoa. well, that's the way the sandcastle crumbles. you can't beat turkey hill memories. still fresh unstopables in-wash scent booster downy unstopables age before beauty? why not both? visibly diminish wrinkled skin in... crepe corrector lotion... only from gold bond.
2:14 am
2:15 am
oh. ohtani, right field, a lace e and it's gone. >> a laser and it's gone. angels' two-way star shohei ohtani gives l.a. the lead. the angels bead the twins, 6-2. and in boston, the yankees couldn't hang onto the lead. no runs on the board new york hits in the game. boston rallied for five runs to defeat new york, 5-4. the win puts the red sox back in the sole possession of first place. the yankees are nine back in third place. turning now to the tokyo olympics where the olympic competition is under way this morning, and the u.s. softball team has another walk-off win under its belt.
2:16 am
kelsey stewart's walk-off home run earns them a 2-1 lead over japan. u.s. softball now boast as 5-0 record at the olympics. meanwhile t struggle for the u.s. men's basketball team continues in tokyo as team usa fell to france, 83-76 in yesterday's opener. they lost a 25-game olympic winning streak for the united states. in the pool, caeleb dressle capped things off and ariane titmus dethrones katie ledecky in the thrilling 400
2:17 am
meter free final. steve kornacki will be live. stick around for that. right now it's time for the forecast. let's go to meteorologist janessa webb. janessa, humid in new york city. >> oh, definitely. we have high pressure taking over the east coast, and we're going to see dryer conditions before another front starts to come in. we're all watching this tropical system that formed in the philippine sea that now is a tropical storm and it looks like it will continue to make its way across northern japan. so our olympians are going to get lucky with this storm system. by tuesday, still winds 259 miles per hour. it's more toward the northern section where we'll see that landfall wednesday all the way into thursday afternoon. so that's some better news for our olympians across tokyo. widespread rain, though, still going to be an issue across this area where we can see 3 to 5 inches. now, closer to home, we are
2:18 am
watching a slight disturbance just across florida. this is associated with a cold front. the national hurricane center forecasting right now a 50% chance of development. it continues to be offshore, but the bands of moisture are really going to be impacting that area. where is this humid air coming from? we do have a cold front that's sitting in the upper midwest and that's allowing the dryer conditions we're seeing in the east coast. this is going to cause storms throughout the day. high humiditied is going to be throughout the day, jacob. >> all right, janessa, thanks a lot. i'm curious what the surf does for the swell in tokyo for the surfers. >> still ahead, police officers and bystanders rescue a baby under a car after an out-of-control vehicle slams into a building. that dramatic video is coming up next. we're back in a moment. coming p next we're back in a moment cookie dough
2:19 am
creamy premium ice cream and chasing fireflies. don't worry about me. i'm fine. you can't beat turkey hill memories. (piano playing) here we go. ♪♪ [john legend's i can see clearly now] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ make your reunion happen with vrbo. your together awaits. vrbo there's an america we build
2:20 am
and one we explore. one that's been paved and one that's forever wild. but freedom means you don't have to choose just one adventure. you get both. introducing the wildly civilized all-new 3-row jeep grand cherokee l - oh...oh. - what's going on? - oh, darn! - let me help. introducing the wildly civilized lift and push and push! there... it's up there. hey joshie... wrinkles send the wrong message. help prevent them with downy wrinkleguard. feel the difference with downy. psoriatic arthritis, made my joints stiff, swollen, painful. tremfya® is approved to help reduce joint symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis. some patients even felt less fatigued. serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them.
2:21 am
tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. janssen can help you explore cost support options. when you really need to sleep you reach for the really good stuff. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. new zzzquil ultra helps you sleep better and longer when you need it most. it's non habit forming and powered by the makers of nyquil. new zzzquil ultra. when you really really need to sleep. so, you have diabetes, here are some easy rules. no sugar. no pizza. no foods you love. stressed? no stress. exercise. but no days off! easy, no? no. no. no. no. but with freestyle libre 14 day, you can take the mystery out of your diabetes. now you know. sir, do you know what you want to order? yes. freestyle libre 14 day. try it for free.
2:22 am
welcome back. it's "way too early." the market rose 238 points, ending for a fourth straight day. the bounceback made investors hopeful after concerns over rising covid-19 cases and the more infectious delta variant we've been talking about. the ten-month treasury yield had fall on the a five-month low earlier in the week. now to immigration, president biden on friday issued a memorandum. the secretary of state anthony blinken to spend up to $100 million to address refugee and migration needs. it zeros in on at riske persons.
2:23 am
the memo was issued hours after a state department spokespenn condemned violence against afghans who helped forces. this is what it says. while the taliban has stated they will not harm former interpre tellers or others who worked for foreigners, recent atrocities against interpreters and other afghans indicate they're showing little regard for human life and human rights on the ground. it's largely driven by the taliban. an astonishing rescue was caught on camera after a woman and baby were pinned under a car. bystanders and police rushed to help lift the vehicle up. nbc's vaughn hillyard has that story. >> reporter: startling footage of frantic earth to save a baby trapped under a car. a driver swerved out of control
2:24 am
in an intersection toward a mom and her daughter, the car slamming into a pair and barreling them into a barbershop. >> within moments, these two enter. >> we've got a baby under the vehicle. one officer radioing for backup, the other, shouts for support. the body camera shows the seriously injured mom lying next to the car. her baby seen wriggling beneath it. others step in to assist. seconds pass as an officer lifts. another officer reaches, grasping for, and finally pulling out the child. authorities charged this man for driving while intoxicated and
2:25 am
vehicular assault, brabing the mother's leg and fracturing part of her daughter's skull. police say both will be okay as they remain in the hospital. >> i think that that is anyone parent's worst nightmare. our thanks to vaughn hillyard for that report. moses who failed violence and intimidation to registration black voters in the 1960s died yesterday. in 1960 he left his job as a high school teacher in new york city for mississippi where he organized poor, illiterate, and rural black residents. at one point during a voter registration drive, a sheriff's cousin bashed bob moses' head with a knife handle. he kept bleeding staggering up the house steps to register a couple of black farmers. he earned a masters in philosophy from harvard in 1957.
2:26 am
in the late 1980s he started a national organization called the algebra probably. bob moses was 86 years old. and still ahead, house speaker nancy pelosi taps republican congressman adam kinzinger with the taf okay f investigating the january 6th capitol riot. we're going to talk about what that move means for the ongoing divisions within the gop. but before we go to break, we want to know. what are you doing up? why are you awake? email your reasons to msnbc.com. tweet me @jacobsoboroff at "way too early." we'll read your answers coming up later in the show. we'll read your answers coming up later in the show (burke) nothing. (customer) nothing? (burke) nothing. (customer) hmm, that is really something. (burke) you get a whole lot of something with farmers policy perks. see ya.
2:27 am
(kid) may i have a balloon, too? (burke) sure. your parents have maintained a farmers home policy for twelve consecutive months, right? ♪ we are farmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ (burke) start with a quote at 1-800-farmers. alice loves the scent of gain so much, she wished there was a way to make it last longer. say hello to your fairy godmother alice and long-lasting gain scent beads. part of the irresistible scent collection from gain! ugh, these balls are moist. or is that the damp weight of self-awareness you now hold in your hands? yeah (laugh) keep your downstairs dry with gold bond body powder. (vo) nobody dreams in conventional thinking. it didn't get us to the moon. it doesn't ring the bell on wall street. or disrupt the status quo. t-mobile for business uses unconventional thinking to help you realize new possibilities on america's largest, fastest, and most reliable 5g network.
2:28 am
plus customer experience that finds solutions in the moment. and first-class benefits, like 5g with every plan. network, support and value-- without any tradeoffs. that's t-mobile for business. show me the olympics. [ "bugler's dream" playing ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
2:29 am
2:30 am
what's up, guys? welcome back to "way too early." it's 5:30 on the east coast, 2:30 on the west coast. friends, go to sleep -- after the show. s now house republican has been added to the committee on the january 6th attack on the capitol of the united states of america. speaker nancy pelosi officially named congressman adam kinzinger to the committee. he's a retired air force veteran and member of the military guard and brings great patriotism to the committee's mission.
2:31 am
self-governance needs it. let me be clear. i'm a republican dead indicated to values but i swore an oath to uphold the constitution. when duty calls, i will always answer that. that's adam kinzinger. top house republican kevin mccarthy reacted by attacking the speaker. he said, the rejection to serve on the committee and self-appointment of members who share her preconceived narrative will not yield a investigation. pelosi denied two, banks and jordan, due to previous comments they made about the attack and their false claims about the election results. senators announced an agreement on the framework on the bill with president biden a month ago, but negotiation
2:32 am
disagreements have slowed the process down. last week senate majority leader chuck schumer tried to force a vote on a procedure to move that bill forward but it failed. also complicating things, house speaker nancy pelosi said she would not bring the bipartisan infrastructure bill to the floor without that democrat-only reconciliation bill. >> i hope that they will pass the bipartisan legislation. infrastructure has always been bipartisan for all the years i've been in the congress. i hope that it will pass. i won't put it on the floor until we have the rest of the initiative. >> 87% of the american people think we should do a bipartisan infrastructure practice. president trump's propose allege was for $1.5 trill. ours is for $79 billion ore five years, so this is the right thing to do. it's been totally bipartisan from the start.
2:33 am
the way we ought to do it. i can't believe the speaker of the house would be blocking it. >> joining us now, the co-founder of "punchbowl news," jake sherman. he's an msnbc political contributor. jake, good morning to you. with two republicanings now serving on this january 6th select committee, can you break down what is going to be the public messaging to basically stay opposed to it? >> well, good morning, jacob. a few thoughts. there's going to be nobody on this committee, nobody at these hearings who's going to be defending donald trump or the republican, the modern republican party. i mean it's going to be a very tricky thing for kevin mccarthy. he has a very bad hand. he's been outmaneuvered by nancy pelosi for several months. he rejected the committee. kevin mccarthy rejected it and senate republicans rejected the committee that gave republicans equal power to democrats, so, you know, they had the opportunity to be involved here. they had the opportunity to
2:34 am
investigate in a way that they wanted to, that they said they wanted to, and they didn't do that. >> if they set up what they're threatening to set up is sort of a parallel shadow republican committee, what type of authority or teeth if any at all would that have? >> zero. they have no s&p authority. they can hold hearings, but they wouldn't be able to get rooms in the capitol to hold hearings, so i'm not entirely sure how they would do that. i don't think there's much to that. i think that's kevin mccarthy and the house republicans trying to find a way out or excuse or some sort of cover to oppose this committee and not seat any members on it. it wouldn't be much of anything. >> what about the infrastructure bill? the vote in the house is going to be determined by, you know, the reconciliation bill as i understand it. what's the time line for all of that in the senate? >> yeah. well, that's a very good question. they need to get a deal this weekend or else this bipartisan infrastructure bill is going to collapse.
2:35 am
they've been at this now as you noted the opening for months. if it gets through the senate, we still have several months of negotiations between the house and the senate and several months of legislating before the house can stake this up. this is not a short-term proposition. i imagine we'll be dealing with this through the fall and perhaps the new year. >> jake, i haven't seen the news letter yet. what are you going to be putting out in the news letter this morning? >> it won't be out yet. hopefully when i get off tv hopefully. we talk about the three big issues, the infrastructure bill, january 6th, and also government funding. we can't forget the government runs out of money in 60-something days, another shutdown looms. congress has done absolutely nothing to fund the government. also a very big issue. >> go send it out. jake sherman of pub. bowl news. good to see you, my friend. thank you very much. coming up a 20,000 discovery, i'm not kidding, in a bag of doritos. and a totally different trophy
2:36 am
for a player in tokyo. "way too early" is back in a moment. experience our advance standards safety technology on a full line of vehicles. at the lexus golden opportunity sales event. get 1.9% apr financing on the 2021 rx 350. experience amazing. on the 2021 rx 350. did you know prilosec otc nothing to fund the government. for a player in tokyo. pril nothing to fund the government for a player in tokyo.
2:37 am
that works to turn down acid production, blocking heartburn at the source. with just one pill a day, you get 24-hour heartburn protection. take the prilosec otc two-week challenge. and see the difference for yourself. prilosec otc, 1 pill a day, 24 hours, zero heartburn. not all 5g networks are created equal. it's clear to see. t-mobile is the leader in 5g. t-mobile. america's largest, fastest, most reliable 5g network. what's on the horizon? the answers lie beyond the roads we know.
2:38 am
we recognize that energy demand is growing, and the world needs lower carbon solutions to keep up. at chevron, we're working to find new ways forward, like through our venture capital group. backing technologies like electric vehicle charging, carbon capture and even nuclear fusion. we may not know just what lies ahead, but it's only human... to search for it. ♪all by yourself.♪ you look a little lost. i can't find my hotel. oh. oh! ♪♪ this is not normal. no. ♪♪ so? ♪♪ right? go with us and find millions of flexible options, all in our app. expedia. it matters who you travel with. i'm dad's greatest sandcastle - and greatest memory!
2:39 am
but even i'm not as memorable as eating turkey hill chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream with real cocoa. well, that's the way the sandcastle crumbles. you can't beat turkey hill memories. howdy, y'all. >> time now for totally something totally different. season two of "ted lasso" aired over the weekend the journalist diane sawyer was watching. she tweeted, dear ted lasso, i'm in. your move. no date on when that might happen, but we'll be following that very, very closely. an australian teenager is heading straight to the bank after finding a rare chip in her
2:40 am
dorito bag. it went viral after she posted her find. people encouraged her to sell it on ebay where she lifted it for 99 cents. doritos contacted her and offered her $20,000. they said in a statement, quote, we've been so impressed with her boldness. we wanted to make sure they were rewarded for their creativity and love. who gets the money, rylee or her dad. dad is saying since he bought the packet, it ooh s his chip. i ate the package and it's mine. a 28-year-old bolivian tennis player is leaving. he stood little chance against novak djokovic over the weekend.
2:41 am
following his humble loss, he reportedly asked the tennis great for his shirt saying he would remember this moment for effort. he called it the most important day of his professional life. that's pretty cool. dating apps are proven useful in the investigation following the attack on the u.s. capitol. a texas man was arrested on friday after a match on the dating am bumble alerted the fbi. in january he said he was at the capitol. he sent pictures of himself through the app. the fbi tracked the case flight records and found publicly posted pictures and videos of him storming the capitol, carrying a metal whip and pepper spray. this is the second time a riot suspect has been charged after a bumble match spoke up. still ahead here on "way too
2:42 am
early," steve kornacki joining us. the flame is burning bright. as we go to break, let's look at this date in history 367891 years ago president george h.w. bush signed the americans with disabilities act. >> the largest crowd ever to attend such a white house ceremony turned out for the president's signing of the disabled americans act. it bars job and other discrimination against the 43 million americans with disabilities including diseases such as aids. s such as aids liquid. can it one up whatever they're doing? for sure. seriously? one up the power of liquid, one up the toughest stains. any further questions? uh uh! one up the power of liquid with tide pods ultra oxi. i'm greg, i'm 68 years old. i do motivational speaking in addition to the substitute teaching. i honestly feel that that's my calling-- to give back to younger people. i think most adults will start realizing that they don't recall things as quickly as they used to or they don't remember things as vividly as they once did.
2:43 am
i've been taking prevagen for about three years now. people say to me periodically, "man, you've got a memory like an elephant." it's really, really helped me tremendously. prevagen. healthier brain. better life. do you struggle with occasional nerve aches in your hands or feet? try nervivenerve relief from the world's #1 selling nerve care company. nervive contains alpha lipoic acid to relieve occasional nerve aches, weakness and discomfort. try nervivenerve relief. team usa is ready for the olympic games... ...and so are mike and eddie! show me the olympics. they easily catch every single event with the award-winning xfinity voice remote. show me bmx racing! show me swimming. track and field. shot put. skateboarding. water polo. climbing! discus. surfing. dressage. dressage? it's horse dancing. magnificent. with the best of the olympics, and everything else you love, it's a way better way to watch! cheer on team usa with xfinity x1. say "show me the olympics in 4k" so you can watch in stunning 4k ultra hd.
2:44 am
2:45 am
welcome back. time for olympic headlines. anastsija won. and lee kiefer defeated the olympic champion, becoming the
2:46 am
first american ever to win. 20-year-old will shaner who was the youngest to qualify for the rifle competition delivered a gold. and vincent hancock regained his throne as the olympic champion in men's skeet shooting, complementing a u.s. double after amber english won the women's event. joining us now is the one and only, the legend as i said, steve kornacki, live in tokyo breaking down tokyo. good morning or eve, whatever it is there. i want to ask you about the gymnastics team. simone biles seems unstoppable, but there have been a couple of struggles. what's going on exactly? >> reporter: good morning to everyone. good morning. everyone else is saying good evening. i'm still not used to the time zone change. a very unusual olympics given this situation with co-vanld all
2:47 am
of the precautions being taken and the empty venues, and yet still all of the drama you've come to expect at the olympics and that brings us to the gymnastics team. they came here to tokyo, the prohibitive favorites to win the gold, what was expected to be their third consecutive gold medal in women's team gymnastics. they had the qualifying round. the usa team qualified. no one thought that was in jeopardy. the headline coming out of the qualifying is the u.s. women's team actually finished second behind the rugs in the qualifying round. to put that in some context here, that is the first time in more than a decade. that's the first time since 2010 that the u.s. women's gymnastics team did not finish first in a qualifying round or in any round of any major international
2:48 am
competition. so i think that got everybody's attention, just the fact that the u.s. didn't finish first in that qualifying round. now, look. the way gymnastics works, they wiped the slate clean. you can see simone biles, two of her strongest events, the vault, the floor exercises, her scores in the qualifying round are not what you would normally expect from simone biles. there's an opportunity for her to get back to her way, jordan chiles as well. if they do anything approximating what we've seen in the last two years, they should be able to win a gold medal. >> did they let you bring the big board? i wanted you to break down the medal count stands. you can do it without, but do you have it there?
2:49 am
>> we do have it. a beautiful backdrop we have it. unfortunately we're on a small balcony, but -- i don't know if the balcony could hold it. look at. that there's my old friend back in new york, the big board at 30 rock. let's take you through, though, what we're seeing when it comes to the medals. interestingly there, there's the u.s., one behind china in overall medals. there's a big streak on the line for the olympics. it's been six consecutive summer olympics that the u.s. has finished with the most medals of any country in the world. you've got to go all the way back to 1992 in barcelona to find a summer olympics where the u.s. didn't have the most medals. that streak is on the line. it's very early here, but it looks like china could give them a run. japan, the host nation, always gets a little bit of a boost it seems when the games are on home
2:50 am
turf. the other streak u.s. is working on when it comes to medals, gold medals, they're trying to make this the third straight games the u.s. has the most gold medals of any country in the world. they're trying to make it three total >> steve kornacki i will make a prediction right now that has nothing to do with sports. the steve kornacki edition of the nbc olympic pullover is going to begin flying off the shelves quickly. i'll see you this morning on the third hour of the "today" show where i am also filling in. earlier in the show we asked why are you awake? ed writes, she who must be obeyed demanded breakfast. lori writes, my husband left for a business strip and now i get the 5:00 a.m. dog walking job. susan tweeted getting up way too
2:51 am
early because i have to report for jury duty. good on you, susan. and catlhleen writes i am waiting for steve kornacki, hashtag khaki kornacki. and on "morning joe" a check in with leading health experts as the coronavirus continues to rise among unvaccinated americans. "morning joe" is moments away. don't go anywhere. s. "morning joe" is moments away. don't go anywhere. and now get netflix on us. it's all included with 2 lines for only $70 bucks! only at t-mobile. facing leaks takes strength. so here's to the strong, who trust in our performance and comfortable long-lasting protection. because your strength is supported by ours. depend. the only thing stronger than us, is you.
2:52 am
did you know diarrhea is often caused by bad bacteria in food? try pepto® diarrhea. its concentrated formula coats and kills bacteria to relieve diarrhea. see, pepto® diarrhea gets to the source, killing the bad bacteria. so, make sure to have pepto® diarrhea on hand. i don't just play someone brainy on tv - i'm an actual neuroscientist. and i love the science behind neuriva plus. unlike ordinary memory supplements, neuriva plus fuels six key indicators of brain performance. more brain performance? yes, please! neuriva. think bigger. ♪ when you have nausea, ♪ ♪ heartburn, ingestion, upset stomach... ♪ ♪ diarrheaaaa. ♪ pepto bismol coats your stomach with fast and soothing relief. and try new drug free pepto herbal blends. made from 100% natural ginger and peppermint. what's on the horizon? the answers lie beyond the roads we know. we recognize that energy demand is growing, and the world needs lower carbon solutions to keep up. at chevron, we're working to find new ways forward,
2:53 am
like through our venture capital group. backing technologies like electric vehicle charging, carbon capture and even nuclear fusion. we may not know just what lies ahead, but it's only human... to search for it. (piano playing) here we go. ♪♪ [john legend's i can see clearly now] ♪♪ ♪♪ ♪♪ make your reunion happen with vrbo. your together awaits. vrbo ♪ ♪ experience, hyper performance that takes you further. at the lexus golden opportunity sales event. get 0.9% apr financing on the all 2021 lexus hybrid models. experience amazing.
2:54 am
wildfires continue to rage across the west, destroy homes, forcing community evacuations over this weekend, nbc news correspondent has the latest. >> reporter: homes and vehicles destroyed as the dixie fire tore through this northern california community. it's the largest wildfire burning in the state, expected to reach 200,000 acre, the size of all of new york city, with more than 5,000 firefighters battling the flames and thousands of residents
2:55 am
evacuated. >> people are losing their homes and everything. >> reporter: also fighting the tamarac fire near lake tahoe. >> the fire seems to be outpacing the efforts, they're spotting over a mile long. >> reporter: 85 large fires are burning across 11 states in the west, with extreme drought conditions extending through the region. >> this is super dry. you can't find moisture under there. the fires are getting bigger, faster. >> reporter: in oregon the bootleg fire is the nation's largest, torching more than 400,000 acres and destroying 67 homes. gauge clark's among them. >> i would come back thinking i had something to come home to. when i got here i was gut shot, nothing left. >> reporter: all eyes now on montana where more than a dozen large fires are burning and five firefighters remain hospitalized. crews rushing in this weekend to
2:56 am
help against the flames. thanks for that report. ♪♪ and joining us now with a look at axios a.m., congressional reporter alayna treene. what's the one big thing this morning? >> hi, jacob, great to be here with you today. our thing is, first look at a poll that gauges the popularity of seven key republican figures. i think, you know, you see the top two leading on that poll, donald trump jr. and ron desantis. lead respectrespectively, but t interesting thing kevin mccarthy, if you look and compare the leaders, there's a
2:57 am
22 point difference between kevin mccarthy and mitch mcconnell. which shows how intune kevin mccarthy is with the base right now. and donald trump jr. he's the trump child that shows the most -- most connection to the republican electorate. and thirdly, you see that florida governor ron desantis is pulling his weight here and could be an early 2024 front runner should former president, donald trump, not run. >> you're also reporting on senate democrats including border security funding in that $3.5 trillion infrastructure package. i think a lot of people are surprised by that, maybe even confused by it. what exactly would those funds be put towards? is that a wall? >> it's not a wall. i think, you know, democrats are very much not behind or supportive of the idea of building a wall. it's more for asylum claims, there's a ton of back logs that
2:58 am
they filled up over the years that they want to deal with, to help increase technology at the southern border. checks and security checks and things like that to also help with looking at the different border facilities and potential to hold a lot of the increase of migrants coming across the border as we've seen the increase over the past several months. and it is surprising. i think that everyone expected and knew that there would be, we've reported, about 120 billion to handle different -- for dreamers and gbs holders, but not a lot about border infrastructure and security, as they're calling it this number is fluid, we're reporting about $10 billion is in there for the border infrastructure but parts of the reconciliation package is changing but the idea they'll have this money in there. >> great to see you, thanks for
2:59 am
waking up early. and thanks for you at home getting up way too early on this monday morning. "morning joe" starts right now. i know folks are watching the number of cases rising again and are wondering what it means for them. here's the truth. if you're fully vaccinated, you're safer with a higher degree of protection. but if you're not vaccinated, you are not protected. and now, what we have now is a pandemic of the unvaccinated. by the way, you know, the old expression, notice our conservative friends have finally had an aller call, they've seen the lord, whether it's on fox news or whether it's the most conservative commentators. >> and more of those republicans and conservative commentators have seen the lord, as president biden put it. we'll tell you about one
3:00 am
conservative radio host in tennessee who originally didn't think he needed to be vaccinated until his own struggle with the virus. what he's telling his listeners now. we're also following the first house committee, the hearing on the january 6th capitol riot. it is set for tomorrow. and speaker nancy pelosi is bringing another republican voice to the table. we'll tell you who it is, and talk about what's at stake. also, team usa continues its quest for more olympic medals. we'll get you up to speed on all of the action in tokyo. good morning and welcome to "morning joe," it is monday, july 26th. joe, welcome back. we missed you. we'll begin this morning with what we've been talking about as it gets worse and worse. coronavirus infections continuing to rise among the unvaccinated americans and

67 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on