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post" obtained today surreptitious audio reportings, they have obtained tape of them talking to each other freaking out about how they have no plans to replace the affordable care act once they have repeal it. the "washington post" got tape of them talking to them amongst themselves behind closed doors. that is coming up next on "the last word with lawrence o'donnell" which means you should watch that show. it starts right now. >> another day and another humiliation of the president of the united states by a foreign leader. today was special because he managed to get humiliated by two foreign leaders today. one standing right beside him. >> i think you are going to see cities say enough is enough. >> 28% of the residents of the
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city of boston are immigrants. 48% of our children, like myself, have least one foreign born parent. >> by the way, my mother was born in scotland. >> the invitation is an indication of the strength and importance of the special relationship. >> this most special relationship. >> we're already in a special relationship with a new world leader. his name is vlad. he's handsome. wrestling bears with his shirt off. >> i don't know the gentleman. i hope we have a fantastic relationship. it's also possible that we won't. >> mexico, can we get an update on where the relationship is? >> over the coming months we will be negotiating and we'll see what happens. >> mexico is not -- >> there will be a payment, it will be in a form, perhaps a complicated form. >> bad news, mexico didn't give us cash. good news we have new hats. for the second day in a row the
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president of the united states was trumped by the president of mexico. this is of course the most avoidable and the most childish fight any president of the united states has ever picked with another country. never mind our next door neighbor. when donald trump was running for president, he called senator marco rubio little marco. he did that both because he's a bully and because he's a complete ignoramus. marco rubino knows so much more that donald trump couldn't challenge rubio or anyone else to a real policy debate.
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so he reached for the only thing, an ignorant bully could use on the stage, insult, the epithet little marco. marco rubio is not little. he's 5'10". donald trump is an inch taller than i am, 6'2" is that where he got little marco, imagine? imagine what donald trump wants to call the 57th president of mexico who humiliated donald trump two days in a row. enrique pena nieto is 5'6', 5'7", three, four inches shorter than little marco. think about donald trump
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seething in the white house at this very moment. after two days of being out maneuvered by the president of mexico, think of how many times he has reached for the android of his to start to tweet about little enrique and think of how many taxpayer funded white house staffers it has taken to get that android out of his hands every time he get the urge to tweet something about little enrique. what we know about donald trump is he does not speak a word of spanish, other than of course all of the place names of california which used to actually be mexico. but surely he doesn't think that is spanish. surely he thinks los angeles is an american word. you know he doesn't know what either word in los angeles actually means or either word in san francisco or san diego. his ignorance functions like a blanket of his name wrapped
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around him in infancy and he kept around him in his life blocking out every human feeling or endeavor not involved in commercial real estate. we know that donald trump does not know how to speak the words enrique pena nieto. we also know that donald trump loves nicknames, especially hateful nicknames for people he hates. donald trump has flamboyantly displayed his pathologies to us without the slightest self awareness of what he was telling us about himself. we have seen the bitterness and viciousness with which he publicly lashes out at anyone who criticizes or embarrasses him in any way. he thinks it is perfectly justified. he has done it to me countless
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times over the last six years beginning with the first time i called him a liar six years ago. back when i was the only one calling donald trump lie a lie. he had much more time in those days to focus his twitter hatred at me. now that everyone, not employed by fox news, is calling him a liar it's impossible for him to keep up. but exactly one leader of a foreign country, one president, has stood up to donald trump and just said no. today the president of mexico revealed to donald trump's voters something even worse than his ability to defy donald trump. the president of mexico and the president of the united states did something normal today. they each issued a statement
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clearly negotiated statement including wording agreed upon by the staff of each president. that's the way presidents of the united states and presidents of mexico are supposed to communicate publicly. not by crazy threatening tweets that the president of the united states fires off at the president of mexico, thereby provoking the president of mexico to fire off the humiliating tweet that he decided to cancel his meeting with the president of the united states. and you saw how donald trump tried to claim they both tried to cancel this meeting. it was both of them. which is clearly not true because if that was the case, if they had agreed to that they would have issued a joint statement. instead the president of mexico, on his own, fired off in to donald trump's twitter stream his defiant refusal to meet with trump. the statement begins this way, the presidents of mexico and the united states held a telephone conversation today. here's the way the president of the united states statement begins. the united states president donald j. trump and mexican president enrique pena nieto spoke for an hour.
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the call was mutually arranged by their teams. now, the world wants to know who called who, because the president of mexico turned his back on the president of the united states yesterday and said forget it, i don't want to talk to him. the president of the united states pretended it was his idea. so whose idea was it? only the trump statement has the line. it makes the likelihood very high that donald trump called the president of mexico to try to begin to fix the reckless damage he has done to north america this week. it will eventually leak out.
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we'll know who called who, but there's another hugely important difference in the two president's statements, and this is the point of most extreme humiliation for the president of the united states today. the white house statement says "with respect to paying for the border wall both presidents recognize their clear, public differences on positions of this issue but agreed to work them out as part of a comprehensive discussion on all aspects of the bilateral relationship and here's what the president of mexico's statement said. regarding the payment of the border wall both presidents acknowledge their clear, public differences on this sensitive issue and agree to resolve these issues as part of a discussion of all aspects of the bilateral relationships. those are identical. the only way they are identical is for the staffs of each president to negotiate and work out identical language like that. so that is what makes the next
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line so important. the line that appears only in the mexican president's statement and not in the white house statement. the mexican president's statement says "the presidents also agreed at this point not to speak publicly about this controversial issue." so there's the president of mexico telling trump voters that their hero, who was going to force the president of mexico to pay for a border wall has been forced -- donald trump has been forced to agree to not even talk about it publicly. the president of mexico says that donald trump has "agreed at this point not to speak publicly about this controversial issue." so what happens today when donald trump was asked in a press conference with british prime minister tear reese is a
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may about the phone conversation with the mexican president? >> i will say we had a very good call. i have been strong on mexico. i've great respect for mexico. i love the mexican people. i work with the mexican people all the time. great relationships. but as you know, mexico with the united states has out negotiated and beat us to a pulp through our past leaders. they have made us look foolish. >> yes, they made us look foolish this week, or more specifically enrique pena nieto made little donald look foolish this week. donald trump's answer about his war with mexico, in which he is now trying to negotiate a piece, went on for another 265 words and not one of those words was the word wall. not one of those sentences was "mexico will pay for" anything.
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he made little donald shut up about the wall and about mexico paying for little donald's wall. now, forgive me but i'm using trump world language here to make a point. it's not language that i like. i don't tell people to shut up. i don't create demeaning nicknames for people. donald trump does that. steve bannon does that. i'm using trump/bannon language here so the trump/bannon language can understand what happened to them this week. i is obvious with the president of the united states provoking a crisis with our friendly neighbor, our third biggest trading partner and white house adviser to the president calling the newspaper and telling them to shut up and the rest of the
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media to shut up through that newspaper that we have a white house out of control. with absolutely no idea of what it is doing. floating ideas for a border tax with mexico to pay for the wall and abandoning the idea an hour later. when the president stood beside the british prime minister today and asked about his position on sanctions on russia, said it was early to be talking about that. that's it. that's all he said about sanctions on russia. steve bannon and donald trump surely in their dizziness of crisis this week had no idea that in the moment after that, the president of the united states was once again fully humiliated by a foreign leader when prime minister may completely disagreed with donald trump. it was not too early for her to talk about sanctions on russia. >> as far as the uk is concerned on sanctions for russia in
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relation to their activities in the ukraine, we have been clear that we want to see the minsk agreement fully implemented and we have been arguing that in the european union. >> another day, another humiliation of the president of the united states by a foreign leader and today, in fact, two humiliations of the president of the united states by two different foreign leaders. this weekend donald trump has a phone call scheduled with vladimir putin. by tonight, vladimir putin is no doubt betting that the only thing he has to do for donald trump to remove sanctions is to compliment donald trump for having the biggest inauguration crowd in history. we'll be right back after a quick break with our panel. we', with help from our advisor, we made it through many market swings.
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has just been appointed secretary of defense, general james mattis and he has stated publicly that he does not necessarily believe in torture. i happen to feel that it does work. i have been open about that for a long period of time but i'm going with our leaders. >> joining us now pulitzer prize winning columnist for the "new york times," msnbc political analyst and co-author of "we have the change we seek, the speeches of barack obama." i think the other co-author is joy reid, of that particular book. an opinion columnist for the "washington post." when we hear him talk about torture and last night talking to sean hannity he said that very high level people tell him it does work. it seems it is his obligation to tell us who these people are.
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we know his defense secretary says. >> he gets these hunches. i hate to think where they come from. i'm somewhat we leaved he seems to be listening to mattis on this. mattis is the grownup in the cabinet. i agree with kelly i hope he will listen to mattis, kelly and perhaps tillerson, as well. >> we have stumbled to the end of week one of the trump administration. there he was standing beside the prime minister who completely disagrees with him about sanctions. she doesn't think it is too early to talk about -- >> she's also been in office a little longer. >> he's been asked about sanctions for a couple of years now. he still hasn't figured out what he thinks about them. >> he hasn't figured out what he thinks about sanctions and what he will replace obamacare with either.
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there are a lot of planks still dotting the policy slate for our newly sworn in president. >> e.j., the president and the white house woke up to a scathing editorial in the "wall street journal" attacking donald trump for what they call his little -- trump's little mexican war. an then suddenly there's this day that certainly feels like reversal by the trump administration and a panicked attempt to do some kind of repair work with mexico. >> i think what you saw this week is the wreckage that government by impulse can create. first saying what he says about the wall, then we have a 20% import tax that they immediately abandon when as many, including you, pointed out that is not a tax on mexicans but a tax on us. and the really appalling thing
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here is that we have fouled up a relationship with one of our two immediate neighbors over what is a purely symbolic promise to build this wall that will cost us a lot of money and absolutely unfulfillable promise that mexico is going to pay for it. so as nick would say, the grownups in the white house grab the mexico file and said we can't go down this road. i'm sure they heard besides from the general a lot of business people saying what are you doing to this relationship? >> and e.j., if you were to impose that tax, which will never happen because the congress hasn't completely lost its mind, but what you are doing is charging -- you are saying the american taxpayer will pay for the wall, and then the american taxpayer will be penalized for paying for the wall by higher prices for all goods the american taxpayer buys
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for mexico. >> that's why i use that phrase government by impulse. what you clearly have is trump blurting out this policy. repeating this policy of his. he hasn't adjusted at all to being president, from being a candidate. and then all of his people have to scramble around and say how can we justify what he just said? that's where this policy came from. when you talk about taxes, when you talk about essentially tariffs you would like to have somebody in the white house do a little analysis before the idea is thrown out. is thrown out.1'1' you wonder how often is this going to happen in a trump
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presidency that a formal position will be put out pi the white house that they have to abandon within minutes, hours. >> it wasn't clear they were talking about a mexico specific tariff. it sounded like pfizer was alluding to a border tax that would befall mexican imports. it is a complicated accounting thing that has to do with import and exports. >> or even worse. >> it is more technical than we have time to get in to as well. it would not befall the mexican people. >> i don't think any of them understood that. i suspect people in trump world think if you put a tariff on mexican goods, mexicans pay the tariff. >> it is useful to distinguish between the politics and policy. this has been a chaotic week with daily -- the "washington post" fact checker said today every day of his first week president trump has expressed something that is completely not true. i think we, as journalists, should be cautious after what happened last year in how this will play out politically with voters.
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at the end of the day people watching msnbc or "washington post," they may have had a different view how things might have played out. we need to be cautious on that. on policy, there's no doubt the effects have been devastating for the u.s.-mexico relationship, look at the global gag rule intended to reduce the number of abortions and will increase abortions dramatically and increase the number of women dying in childbirth and of other kinds of ailments. i think it has been a catastrophic week for policy. i think we need to be cautious about than. >> we have never seen in our politics a voting public that appreciates a chaotic white house. no polling has ever gone up as a result of a white house appearing to be chaotic. one of the extreme issues for donald trump's polling is he is going to a republican congress and asking them to do things
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they have been opposed to until inauguration day of 2017. he is asking them to do things they don't know how to do. the mass confusion is happening behind closed doors with republicans. he is asking them to do things legislatively they don't know how to do and don't have answers to yet. they are always watching the president's popularity poll numbers to decide just how hard they want to work for a president. >> give credit where credit is due. trump did say he would be a uniter and divider. he united the people of mexico against him. as for what's going to happen with his relationship with republicans on the hill, they are in a tricky position. a lot of the things that trump said he wanted, they have said they wanted. not on trade, per se, but on the affordable care act and they have been plotting and steaming supposedly for now to try to replace it with something and i guess they will be talking about
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it later today. they don't know what the something is. if you look at the guts of this legislation it is for the most part popular. >> just to give you this point about mexico. the concern in the foreign policy community is, at the end of the day, managing u.s.-mexican policy is nursery store, managing north korea is a phd. >> in foreign policy terms canada is the easiest thing you have to deal with, mexico is second easiest and everything is complicated after that. >> which is what the why the phone call with putin will be like. one thing i'm worried about a policy. trump is going to propose massive cuts in programs for low-income people and we won't pay attention because it will be in the fog of all of this impulse control talk. we have to pay attention to
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policy. >> good reminder. thank you all for joining us tonight appreciate it. >> thank you. >> good to be with you. coming up, what republicans say about obamacare in private and what it proves is that republicans are not crazy. they get it. they understand what they have gotten themselves in to. when did mixing food, with not food, become food? thankfully at panera, 100% of our food is 100% clean.
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good news is we had a plan we ran on all of 2016. that's the plan we are working on right now as we implement on the solutions. >> that's paul ryan today talking about the plan to repeal and replace obamacare. the only problem with what he said is that today a secret audio recording has revealed exactly what everyone suspected the republicans have no plan and are not close to having a plan. joining us is a congressional reporter for the "washington post" who revealed that recording today about the republicans private comments. also joining us is white house correspondent for "politico." mike, this is an extraordinary recording. it's absolutely stunning. i'm sure it's the first of many since everyone in these rooms has a recording device in their pockets. what we discovered as we read through your report of what was said in that room is that there's clearly no plan.
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republicans are not close to that plan and more interestingly there are plenty of republicans worried, not ready to go forward with anything that's being suggested. >> thanks, lawrence. we can only hope there are more of these and we encourage anyone in the position to make these sort of recordings to do so. >> while you are on that, tell us what the "washington post" set up for people to feed you anonymous source material like this, which is what it is. >> we have on our website a way to anonymously, securely provide us with tips. i wish i could give you a web address but if you go to "washington post".com you can do that. >> that's good enough. >> what you saw in the tape, lawrence, republicans have had principles but not a plan. even though they say they have a plan, they have principles. turning principles in to a plan is a messy business and it was certainly messy inside the room. you had folks asking how you are
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going to transition from the system we have now, repeal that and then replace it when you don't have the support you need in the senate to pass a fully formed replacement plan. that bothers a lot of republican, rank and file republican lawmakers and the answers the leadership is giving that we will just move down all of these different paths at once. do the fast track reconciliations, do smaller bills, that doesn't necessarily add up to a replacement for obamacare. >> i have been in the room like this when i was working in the senate. when people are this shaky about what you want to do it usually gets worse from there temperature i've never seen either party make one of these things gel when members are this
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shaky. i want to read what tom mccarthy, republican from new jersey said when you talk about principles. he reminds everyone of their principles and said they can't do it. he said we're telling those people we're not going to pull the rug out from under them and if we do this too fast, we in fact are going to pull the rug out from under them. eli, that's what analysts like me and everyone who knows anything about health care has been saying from the start. >> this is one of those glares places where the policy and politics have never been in alignment. republicans can't say it on the stage with paul ryan but in a private room because they have been campaigning for six years telling people they will repeal and replace it. donald trump said it is easy, snap your fingers and pick something and it will be beautiful. it doesn't work like that. donald trump understands, maybe better than some republicans that they have shifted the paradigm. now people have health care and
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you can't just take it away from them. republicans in congress are certainly not in alignment on this either. >> some fascinating quotes from tom mcclintock, california congressman who i have been following since his career in the state legislature. he ran a gubernatorial campaign he didn't win but he knows policy better than most california members. he said this "we better be sure we are prepared to live with the market we created. that's going to be called trump care. republicans will own that lock, stock and barrel and will be judged in the election less than two years away." mike, when you are in the room and you hear somebody say something like that you mark them down in pencil as a no vote. >> those are pretty serious concerns he's raising. that's really the key issue
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here. this simultaneous replace and repeal that donald trump has referred to just can't happen. it's not going to happen unless remarkably they get some magic potion that convinces democrats to go on with their plans. even beyond that, the republican conference there's significant divisions about how to do a replace effort. even if they have -- they didn't have to deal with the democrat eck filibuster it would be hard to get united around one single plan when you have a range of ideologies and a range of policy preferences that can't necessarily be neatly accommodated in one single plan. >> that's what is so clear here.
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it is an important point. what we are seeing is in the governing majority party they don't have an agreement and they are not close. republican of new york is worried about what they are doing with planned parenthood. he said we are walking in to a giant political trap if we go down the trap of sticking planned parenthood in the health insurance business. if you want to do it somewhere else, i have no problem but i think we are creating a political minefield for ourselves house and senate. >> eli, you would never get a whiff of that if you were outside of that room. this is a massive revelation about what republicans are really thinking. >> that's right. they have to reconcile what they are thinking for real and what they are saying publicly. they are clearly different. i think donald trump's administration will have to figure out how to play this because they have made it a big -- this is at the top of the list. first thing they will do and there's a lot of problems with it. >> these recording devices that everybody has on their phone
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just changed washington forever starting today. thank you both for joins us. appreciate it. >> thank you, lawrence. coming up, the normalization of steve bannon which must not happen because there's nothing normal about steve bannon working in the white house. now for tonight's tweet ♪ i checked, everything's there... wait a minute... hey... hold on, i can explain. you better have a good answer... switch to geico and you could save a ton of money on your car insurance. why didn't you say so in the first place? i thought you's was wearing a wire. haha, what? why would i wear a wire? geico. because saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance
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coricidin hbp. now for tonight's tweet report and a tweet from one of you. last night i tweeted normalization patrol. bannon would be fired by any previous president for calling media opposition and telling them to shut up. @tracey sullivan 22 replied bannon would have never been hired by any previous president, nor would he have been hired by any decent human being. i don't know where else he would be hired but it's right. it's true to say that no other white house, ever would have hired steve bannon, and surely there are people who worked in the white house before who felt angry with the news media to put it mildly and many people who worked in the white house before who felt the news media is an opposition party. what is wild and out of control about steve bannon is he actually called up the most
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important newspaper in the world, the "new york times," to say directly to this new york times and then to the world in effect that he wants them to shut up. he did it with what is always the mark of a mad man in dealing with the press. they have always tell you angrily how they want to be quoted. bannon said to the times, i want you to quote this. "the media here is the opposition party. they don't understand this country. they do not understand donald trump is the president of the united states. he said the media should be humiliated, and keep its mouth shut for a while. if anyone did, everyone in the nixon white house would assume the person had a nervous breakdown and needed help and they would probably rush him to the hospital. this is not normal. steve bannon's employment in the white house is not normal. one of the many things to resist about the trump white house is
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i think this is the beginning today. i think you will see cities an
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america step up and say enough is enough. >> marty walsh is mad. he's mad at donald trump but never said the word trump in his press conference in boston's city hall. mayor mar tip walsh is the son of immigrants. and when donald trump announced he was cutting off federal funding to sanctuary cities, cities that refuse to partner with federal agencies in the enforcement of the federal immigration law marty walsh squeezed as many news cameras as he could in to city hall to make sure what he had to say would be heard in the white house. >> we will not waste vital police resources on misguided federal actions. we will not be intimidated by the threat to federal funding. we have each other's backs and we have the constitution of the united states of america on our side. >> that was the day that the amateurs in the white house discovered what everyone else in politics has always known that mayors are tougher than senators.
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now you might find the occasional exception to that rule but in our political history, you can count more tough mayors than senators. some people have been disappointed in the amount and style of resistance that congressional democrats have shown so far to the trump agenda. i would say so to that, don't judge them too early. senators are slower to come to a boil and most of them have a long way to go to catch up to marty walsh. when is the last time you heard a senator say he or she would use their own office to provide sanctuary for the people donald trump wants to hunt down and deport? >> i want to say directly to anyone who feels threatened today, we will do everything lawful in our power to protect you. if necessary we will use city hall itself to shelter and protect anyone who's targeted unjustly. >> a reporter then asked the mayor what he meant by using city hall to shelter people an he said this -- >> that means if people want to live here, they will live here.
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they can use my office. they can use any office in this building. any place they want to use they will be able to use this building as a safe space. we'll see what happens. >> we'll see what happens. that's the mayor of boston saying to the president of the united states, you spend whoever you want to my city hall to pull people seeking sanctuary out of there. you send your army to get them and we'll see what happens. donald trump has not met a politician tougher than marty walsh. oh, did i mention that marty walsh is from the same neighborhood as mark wahlberg is from? where he grew up, toughness is in the air. it is born from strength and a confidence about who you are and where you stand. in marty walsh's case it is framed with generosity and compassion for people who might need your help.
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the mayor stood before those microphones until the reporters ran out of questions, something you will never see donald trump do. and then after thanking everyone for coming, these were the mayors last words -- >> one quick story. i was a young man that came to my office not too long ago and his mother is undocumented. he's fearful of his mother being thrown out of the country. he was born here. he's about 7 years old. i saw him the other day -- actually i saw him two months ago. he wrote me a note and the note was -- i have been carrying this note around in my pocket the last 2 1/2 months. dear mr. walsh, i'm thankful for you because you protect our city from a mad man and you will make me and my family feel safe. your man, brian.
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that's why i stand here with my colleagues any day to protect the people that can't protect themselves. thank you. >> the mayor of boston, martin j. walsh, will join us next. i thought i was managing my moderate to severe crohn's disease. i didn't think there was anything else to talk about. but then i realized there was. so, i finally broke the silence with my doctor about what i was experiencing. he said humira is for people like me who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief. and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb. tell your doctor if you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections,
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the latest executive orders and statements by the president about immigrants are a direct attack on boston's people, on boston's strength and values. >> joining us now, boston mayor marty walsh. thank you for joining us tonight. i really appreciate it. i just wonder if you had a chance to speak directly to donald trump, what do you think he doesn't understand about this that he needs to know? >> i think he doesn't understand that there's fear in the country and the country doesn't fully agree with him. i think if we had a chance to explain it to people and talk
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about what we need in the country is immigration reform and republicans and democrats the last seven years have been able to agree on things there's another way of doing things. as the leader of a free nation, it's about compromise and moving agendas forward and this is not doing it. i have been in two schools since the press conference and kids are afraid. that's not what the president of the united states should be symbolizing to young people. that little boy who wrote that letter, brian, was 7 years old and that was not the way it should be in our country. >> mr. mayor, this is personal for you with your own personal history of your parents being immigrants. i know a lot of people surrounding you at the press conference are not of recent immigrant families and some of
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them are. that, as you said, is the real picture of boston, the real picture of america. you don't have to be of a recent immigrant family to understand this. >> no, you don't have to be at all. when i went to my office after that press conference, there were people crying, saying thank you for doing that. thank you for defending us, defending our city and country. this goes too far. i think the end of the first week of the administration, you know, our relations with countries are getting worse. we are having internal turmoil. we are talking all of these things that aren't focused on making america great again. if we want to make america great
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again, i don't agree. we already are great but if we want to make america great talk about reaching out and opportunity and building bridges, not isolating and picking a fight with every single leader in the world. that's not how we move as a country. i think of boston, we are made up of a lot of people and philosophies and may job as mayor is not to agree with everyone but move the city forward. this goes counterproductive as to who we are as a country what happened this week. >> mr. mayor, the ceo of the trump hotels operation said he wants to triple the number of trump hotels, expanding to every city in the country. is the trump hotel a possibility in boston?
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>> the biggest challenge facing the senate lands on them next week. all inmate deaths in the florida department of corrections are investigated by our inspector general's office. >> one inmate meets an untimely demise. >> prison ain't like it used to be. the extortion game and making them feel threatened, that's kind of out of the window. because they'll snitch on you.


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