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♪ we welcome you to this memorial day edition of "happening now." good to be with you. i'm connel mcshane. >> hello. president trump is paying tribute to america's fallen heroes earlier, laying a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery. >> we are gathered here on the sacred soil of arlington national cemetery national cemetery to honor the lives and the deeds of america's greatest heroes. the men and women who laid down their lives for our
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freedom. today we pay tribute to their service. we mourn alongside their families. we strive to be worthy of their sacrifice. >> meanwhile, leaders from north and south korea meeting over the weekend as a tweet from the president sparked new rumblings that his on again, off again summit with north korea's kim jong un may be on again. kevin cork is live from the white house with the latest. hi, kevin. >> hey there. mice to be with you. happy memorial day to you and yours. solemn occasion at the arlington national cemetery. day of speeches, salutations and personal stories and indeed, song. a beautiful celebration of the life and of all that is good in the country. celebrating the veterans, those who gave the most in their sacrifice for our freedoms. the president was there today not only celebrating their
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lives and memories. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier reminding all americans of the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who defend our freedom. >> president trump: that is a very special -- this is a very special day. today our whole country thanks you, embraces you, and pledges to you. we will never forget our heroes. >> never forget our heroes indeed. in attendance. if you look in the middle, bob dole, who received a thundous ovation -- thunderous ovation. he spent nearly 40 years on capitol hill. six in the u.s. army. and was warmly greeted by the commander-in-chief along with the families of heroes lost. >> president trump: through their sacrifice, our loved ones have achieved something
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very, very special. immortality. >> meanwhile, an advanced team is already in asia in preparation for possible talks between the u.s. and north korea. this is an interesting development because you may recall last week the president said no-go. and then, of course, seemed to change slowly and slowly and consistently. so we'll see if it happens. take you to twitter where the president talked about the idea the team is on the ground and prepared and trying to make sure that the summit happens. he says the united states team arrived in north korea to make arrivements for the summit -- arrangements for the summit between kim jong un and myself. i truly believe north korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial nation one day. kim jong un agrees with me on this. adding "it will happen." that is following the word of unexpected meeting between the leaders of the north and the south to support the notion that a meeting could take place on the original date of
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june 12 in singapore. i want you to take a quick moment and listen to how the president on saturday described the apparent change in tone from pyongyang. >> president trump: i think there is a lot of good will. people want to see if we get the meeting and get something done. if we got that done and we can be successful in the denuclearization of the korean peninsula, that would be a great thing for north korea and south korea. it would be great for japan and great for the world. >> great for the world indeed. by the way, no new news with respect to the team that is on the ground there. that is certainly good news. meaning, no new news about perhaps the north having a change of heart. as we continue to look forward to what could be meetings on june 12. we will keep you posted on any news we get. but for now, happy holiday weekend. back to you. >> kevin corke at the white house. thank you. >> in the meantime, we see the president and his legal team launching new attacks on
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robert mueller and the russia investigation this weekend. president trump's lawyer rudy giuliani slamming the probe, claiming the basis for mueller's investigation is illegitimate. >> further reiterates what i have come to conclude after two months of being in this. the president knew from early on, which is this is rigged. >> joining us now the deputy managing editor for "weekly standard." kelly, good to see you. in listening to rudy giuliani in the interview on "fox news sunday" and his other appearances yesterday, do you feel as though his strategy, the political and/or legal strategy that he is implementing the helping the president? >> you know, i do. a lot of people in washington and new york have been expressing or claiming they have worries about rudy giuliani. they think his appearances are out there and think he might be harming the president. i take contrarian view. i disagree. i think rudy giuliani has a
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clear strategy, and it's to go on offense. he did it from the beginning. as soon as he joined trump's team, you will remember he talked about we need to bring this to a close. what can we do to bring this to the close? that is a very different tone from any of trump's other lawyers. i think we are seeing the strategy working because polls are showing more and more americans want to see this probe end. now we actually have a majority of americans that think that the mueller probe is politically motivated. since we don't know what is going on with mueller's team that can only be from the things we are seeing seeing wite public opinion strategy. rudy giuliani has done what we set out to do. >> use terms like rigged and illegitimate in terms of how the investigation got started at least. that is what giuliani has been doing in almost all the interviews so you think it is moving the needle here. where do we go next? >> one of the interest things
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only they have the moniker "spygate" to the news that an informant was talking to people in the trump campaign. thee are tying those things together successfully so i think we see the numbers move more. people agree. they think it could be connected. >> the connotation, right, of a word like "spy" is different than "informant." obviously, mr. giuliani and the president know that. so in using that, there seems to be, again you are almost planting in people's minds that something is being done wrong. whether it is or not. >> yeah. as a writer with a philosophy degree i love that we are talking about how much words matter and the means of words and what people think of the different connotations of words. it's true. you see reporting and you have the headlines from some organizations saying you know,
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spy on the trump campaign. others are saying that trump claims there is a spy and there is spy. we are debating the use of words. given the fact that the media, most of the media are of one mind it plays to trump strategy to say hey, these people are against us. i'm the victim here. that is another interesting word that rudy giuliani used when he was on a couple shows yesterday. he is cautioning trump not to fire anyone because he doesn't want to turn them into the victim. >> he said it would play into their hands. i guess a media narrative and/or the critics of the president. if he were to fire mueller -- bill asked him about that. play right into their hands. >> exactly. that is again rudy giuliani, people think he is out there, he goes on, is he too old for this job? , no, no, no. he knows what he is doing. i think some of the advice he is giving trump he is giving it through things like conversations with bill hemmer. >> a final point on this. this was brought up yesterday in a number of giuliani's
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interview including the one with bill. will the president sit for an interview with robert mueller and should he? the fear of the perjury trap seems to be what is out there from the president's side. that is what mr. giuliani said a number of times. do you think he sits for an interview at the end of the day? >> that is an excellent question. i predict they might come up with a meeting with strict boundaries. both sides are going to negotiate what the limits are. i could be wrong. trump really wants to do this. his lawyers have been cautioning him not to. we have seen a couple of his lawyers leave the legal team because they felt he wasn't going to take their advice. you know, i feel that trump, i think trump will feel like if he doesn't do that sit-down, people will be wondering why not? what do you have to hide? i think in his mind there is a lot. but again, you mention perjury trap. of course. most people that have, big names like martha stewart, bill clinton, they got in
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trouble for perjury. not for any actual actions that they did. >> harris: -- >> martha's case handled by james comey. good to see you. >> happy memorial day. >> same to you. >> emergency crews searching for a missing person after flash flood devastated one of maryland's historic city. the rising water ripping through the streets of ellicott city, maryland, leaving a trail of destruction for the second time in two years. >> i can tell you my heart is broken. thinking about what the people had gone through here. the people's lives devastated two years ago when they rebuilt. now they are faced with the same daunting task again. >> rich edson is live in ellicott city. what more can you tell us about the missing person? >> rescue workers are still searching for the 39-year-old man. they say he was eating at a
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restaurant at main street, the street behind me where you see another tow truck. we have seen a steady stream of tow trucks to come through here and take destroyed disabled cars from the downtown street of main street. edison herman, 39-year-old of severne, maryland, a town close to here. if you look at the stream, the recovery workers in the last three or four hours have pulled from the small area there a tree with roots on it. the floodwaters came through and destroyed much of what you are seeing here. the recovery workers have been busy here through the large part of the morning. we spoke to one man who started ary -- started a
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brewery 21 years ago. he said he just finished repairing the brewery from a flash flood in 2016 and it happened again. he says he plans on rebuilding. >> in the end, you know, our real resources are people, you know, building stone and brick and metal. they can be replaced. people can't. that is the resource there. >> in 2016 there was a flash flood here. it was similar circumstances where you had several inches of rain in a couple of hours. that swept through the massive tidal wave you saw downtown. that was tens of millions of dollars. that episode in 2016 killed two people. here we have one person missing. no reported fatalities. no sense yet of how much this is going to cost. as government officials here declared a state of emergency and have said that this was a once in 1,000 year flood. and now it happened twice in less than two years.
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>> it is so hard on the folks there. by the way, mr. herman who is missing is a national guardsman so hopefully his skills will somehow save him in this devastating situation for everyone there in maryland. thank you very much, rich. >> unbelievable. speaking of which, this middle school teacher called a hero in the indiana school shooting is now speaking out. >> i deeply care for my students and their well-being. that's why i did what i did that day. >> what the teacher says about the actions that day and new sign that president trump's summit with the north korean dictator could still happen. and the chances the rogue nation will denuclearize next. >> there needs to be a strong understanding about what both sides, what all three sides frankly mean by "denuclearization." prudential asked these couples: how much money do you think you'll need in retirement? then we found out how many years that money would last them.
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>> connell: this indiana middle school teacher is hailed as a hero for stopping a shooting friday and he is speaking out for the first time since he tackled and disarmed a student who entered his classroom with a gun. science teacher is jason seaman. he is praising a victim, a student now recovering from gunshot wounds. >> my actions on that day, in my mind were the only acceptable actions i could have done given the circumstances. i can't say enough how proud of ella i am and we all should be. her courage and strength is nothing short of remarkable and we should continue to keep her in our minds as she continues to recover. >> connell: he was also shot in the incident. not seriously injured. police have the suspect in custody. >> arthel: president trump's tweet yesterday that a u.s. team is in north korea with the weekend's meeting between the leaders of north and south korea raising hopes that the canceled meeting with north korea's kim jong un could be back on.
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but the question remains is north korea really willing to denuclearize? some lawmakers are not buying it. >> this is a man who has to figure out how to survive in power for 50-something years as a dictator and is probably afraid if he gets rid of the weapons at some point someone will take him out. i remain convinced he does not want to denuclearize and in fact, he will not denuclearize. >> arthel: knowning me is lieutenant colonel scott mann, former green beret. good to have you here on the memorial day. good to see you. >> you, too. >> arthel: do you think the june 12 meeting will stick? should it? >> i believe it should stick if they can get technical details worked out. but that is the ultimate question. can the negotiators do that? but more importantly as long as the two leaders are focused on that, they probably could get to that. >> arthel: what do you think
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is the likelihood that north korea will meet demands for complete denuclearization? >> i share some of the skepticism that senator rubio and others are surfacing now, obviously, because he has demonstrated he is at many times not a man to be trusted. but at the same time, if we are able to engage kim on a strategic level, and sit down with him and use instruments of power to get him to the table i don't know why we are so skeptical. my training is get in there and start talking and try to figure it out. >> arthel: what are the instruments of power you mention that, you know, in terms of how the u.s. would be able to verify the progress and compliance? >> look, we always default to the military instrument of power, especially when we think of north korea. right? because of the history there. it is obviously a very viable u.s. instrument of power.
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also, i think we need to think about financial, the way we can bring not only the financial stick to bear through regional partners like china and boycotts but also, you know, even through, you know, having them look at a positive future for how they grow financially. there is diplomatic channels. there are a lot of ways to bring the u.s. power to bear holistically and through regional partners that are in front of us before we default to the military power unilaterally. >> arthel: of course. you feel optimistic that kim jong un will comply. what is he looking for in return? part legacy? of course he is looking to get the economic boosting for his country. but what about his legacy? >> well, let me be clear. i'm not optimistic that he will play the game the way we hope he will. he is going to look out for
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the interest of his nation state like any other leader does and there are things behind the scenes that i think are nefarious. but i think we can apply instruments of power in a way that apply pressure, financially, diplomatically, militaryicly and not just unilaterally but there the partners. it may be the best option to sit down with president trump. if we get him to sit down and talk and engage the commander-in-chief i say we do it. >> arthel: okay. i want to ask about your play. tell us about it. >> the non-profit putting a play together to help people understand the cost of the war on the families and we are rolling it out in 2019. all veteran cast, all veteran
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music to show lifting up the tent on the price of combat. >> arthel: that sounds like a wonderful process, colonel. i wish you success and thank you for your service and for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> arthel: absolutely. we'll be back after this break. and the first thing theyd was 'are you ok?' they always thank you for your service, which is nice because as a spouse you serve too. we're the hayles and we're usaa members for life. is not a marathon. it's a series of smart choices. and when you replace one meal or snack a day with glucerna made with carbsteady to help minimize blood sugar spikes you can really feel it. glucerna. everyday progress. when it comes to travel, i sweat the details. late checkout... ...down-alternative pillows... ...and of course, price. tripadvisor helps you book a... ...hotel without breaking a sweat. because we now instantly... over 200 booking sites
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>> connell: we come back with a fox news alert. lava seeping from the kill -- hawaii volcano but the governor sounds like they have the situation under control. >> we believe the site is safe and the actions we have taken to quench the well, to plug the well and to make sure that we can control any release of
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the high hydrogin sulfide will be maintained. >> no many how many times they say it's safe, the residents are cautious. they worry if the lava were to seen inside a well it could trigger a massive explosion or a release of the poisonous gas. the lava so far covered one well. it's getting closer and closer to covering another. what is fueling concerns the local authorities say it's never happened anywhere else in the world before. there are no signs of the magma flow stopping, especially near the power plant. it's so far destroyed 82 structures since the volcano started erupting and it's covering four square miles. >> you don't have a choice, you live here. folks have been here 25 years. on the island, you respect it. you have to respect it.
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you don't want it to happen. you never think it will happen. but when it happens you have to let it go. >> there was an outbreak of the fast moving lava from one fissure last night that prompted them to have evacuations. there is also concern of ongoing earthquakes and the poor air quality. the shifting winds here are now sending ash and possible sulfur dioxide to new areas. >> connell: that is dealing with something never dealt with in the world before. thanks. our thoughts? >> arthel: thank you. the g.o.p. lawmakers divided over immigration. >> i would be open to change the law but the better law to change is secure the border to send a message you can't enter the united states illegally. it's inhumane not to secure the border. >> senator rubio giving one perspective but can the republican leaders off a growing rebellion within the
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>> arthel: memorial day day observances taking place earlier in washington on this special day in our nation that includes the national world war ii memorial on the national mall. nearly 20 veterans of the greatest generation have been laying wreaths at the freedom wall in remembrance of the fallen conrads. doug mckelway is live at the vietnam veterans memorial where another ceremony is getting underway at this hour. hi, doug. >> this is a day that you appreciate washington. the departure from the divisiveness where the city comes together to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice. it began at the world war ii memorial. there are fewer and fewer veterans of that war who are able to appreciate the ceremony. i continued at the arlington national cemetery where the president honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice and it continues now at the vietnams veterans memorial and
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it will continue at 2:00 p.m. when the largest memorial day parade winds its way up independence avenue. for the family of the thousands of the nation war dead this particular day has a different meaning for each and every one of them. i want you to hear a man's story. his name is arthur choten. his father died in a jeep accident right after the european surrender was signed in world war ii. here is his story. >> i never knew my father. he was sent overseas when i was ten weeks old and killed a month before my first birthday. for my entire life, my mother couldn't talk about him without crying. i didn't want to make her cry so i didn't ask. >> another story from jill stephenson who said she received a phone call some years ago from her son's commanding officer in afghanistan and told her he had been badly wounded.
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she flew to washington and med her son at the walter reed medical center where doctors told her he is would not survive and would she consider donating his organs? she agreed to do that and as a result several people are alive today because of her son's heart, kidney and liver. the one thing she does not like about this day, when people say "happy memorial day." fully understandable. but there is a different view for all the people enjoying the sales at the local mall today or enjoying the traditional start of summer vacation, there is a realization for many of them that the day represents the appreciation of the freedom they won. the right to democracy, the right to be left alone that was provided by so many of the people who made the ultimate sacrifice. back to you. >> arthel: powerful story and extraordinary sacrifice. doug mckelway, thank you very much. >> connell: all right. we have some politics for you even on this memorial day monday as the house g.o.p. leaders are trying to contain a battle brewing over immigration reform ahead of
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the midterms. conservative members of the house pushing for a vote on a hard line bill. moderate republicans are gaining support for a measure that would force a series of votes likely including a daca fix. here is speaker paul ryan. >> we are having productive conversations with our members about how we can get the policy and the votes people are looking for and doing it in a process with a chance to make it to law. ultimately isn't that what we are supposed to do here? write laws? if we go down this path or that path; meaning, failed paths that guarantees no law gets made it's an exercise in futility. >> connell: bring in the former ohio state senator and these days from american university. and the former chief of staff to the republican senator mike lee of utah. this whole idea, i don't think it's lost on us as we watch speaker ryan speak about this he is a lame duck to try to
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lead the house to the immigration reform or the legislation of any kind. how does it play into this debate between moderates and the conservatives in the caucus? >> well, i think it actually has less to do with speaker ryan and more with the total dysfunction of congress, the senate and the house. i think you have a group of members on both sides of the aisle who said you know what? i was elected by the people to come to washington, debate, amend, compromise, get solutions and vote. i think you have seen with this discharge petition that the people want to have the conversation in front of the american people. far too often especially on issues like immigration, these things are done behind closed doors. thousands of pages of bills, bill text that nobody read. i think you are seeing this increased angst and frustration amongst members of both parties who just want to do what they were sent there to do. i think it's less about paul ryan. he is in a tough spot coming down the home stretch. i think it has more to do with how the house should function
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and how congress should get the job done. >> connell: you wonder about anybody getting the job done. if you ask anyone inside the white house about the legislative priorities for 2018 they have the immigration reform at or near the top of the list. or immigration legislation. you wonder now in reading and watching all of this if they will get anything done. what do you think? >> i think it will be a real challenge. partially because you know this is the most recent example of the divisions inside the republican caucus between the freedom caucus, the hardline conservative members and the more moderates who as we alluded to are pushing for a discharge petition to basically get the bills to the floor to debate. we have to remember that immigration is something that a lot of people feel passionate about. you have members in places like california and florida where the immigration issue is personal and has an impact on the 2018 election as well. you know then you have president trump who basically is saying i'm not going to sign anything but doesn't have money for a border wall.
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the odds of something coming together and getting passed and signed in to law are relatively unlikely. by i think the american people are thirsty for government to work. hopefully they will at least debate in a public matter. >> connell: on the point of a discharge petition as what it is known as, brought up by capri that is pushed by the centrists who need a number of signatures 20. , 200 some odd to get it to a vote. i would force a vote on a series of measures and that would include the daca fix. the president says i'm not for this unless you fund the border wall so it stops things, doesn't it? >> i don't think it does. what is crazy about congress. we could solve 94.5% of the immigration issue in an afternoon. everybody agrees we need border security. we need to make it easier to
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come here legally and down the list. but people use this as a wedge issue to win the political campaign and raise hundreds of millions of dollars. it is time to say enough. on memorial day where we often quote lincoln about those who gave a last full measure of devotion, most of that speech was for us. for us the live being here and for us to increase devotion and be highly resolved. lincoln knew those who gave the last full measure passed the test but this is for us. so the american people should expect more and demand more not less. we can get it done but we have to have someone to say enough is enough. >> she says the odds are low. >> i think it's doable. force the issue. put it on the table.
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>> that is the challenge. you have a bipartisan one for example that includes some measure surrounding daca and money for border security. that is more moderate. maybe it has a best chance of success. there is a lot of choices again, the american people want the transparency and the opportunity to see the debate happen in front of them. >> i hear what you are saying. the political issue. the president needs border security money to be in there. he needs it to happen. he promised in the campaign. he needs the wall funding. isn't that fair? or do you think he will stick to the veto threat? >> if he get some sort of funds for some sort of border security, all wall or whatever it is. i don't think it's the issue.
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he could take a win here and allow the process to play out. i think we getting is reasonable. remember the rule of law and the compassion are compatible. >> an optimistic outlook. >> hope so. >> connell: we'll see if it does work out. they have tried a number of times. it's good to see both of you. thanks. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> arthel: historic treaty that ended half a century of war is now in country as a country heads for the most divisive presidential race in decades. plus, president trump is looking to impose new tariffs on vehicle and auto parts but some advisers are asking at what cost for american workers. the potential fallout is up next.
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>> arthel: well, there are new reports that two of president trump's top economic advisers are worried the president's proposed tariff on imported cars, trucks and auto parts could kill jobs in the u.s. the advisers said to include larry kudlow director of the national economic council. joining us to discuss the potential of the financial impact of tariffs, gene marks is here, certified public accountant and a small business advocate. gene, let's get your take on larry kudlow's assessment that the auto tax would kill american jobs and hurt american consumers. >> yeah, sure. mr. kudlow's position is right. when you look at what a tariff would do, the president is proposing potentially the 25% tariff on autos imported here and the u.s. from a bunch of countries to increase the cost of cars significantly. smaller cars could add $4,000
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to $5,000 on the price of a car. that means when we go to buy a car like that it may put us off from buying a car or hold back on the decision. we might choose to buy an american car but maybe we wouldn't. the issue is there is a fall-out effect for manufacturers here and people who are supplying parts and aftermarket companies and service companies as well. it's a big issue on how it will affect the consumers. bear in mind this is a time where the gas prices are rising. car manufacturers worry it could dampen the sales. i don't think it's as big as we think. the question is why are we bothering to do this? 60% of the cars in the u.s. are made in the u.s. there are dozens of plants here that are owned by foreign car makers that employ americans. i dry a nissan. and -- drive a nissan.
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94% of the nissans sold in the u.s. are made in the u.s. the question this mr. kudlow is asking why are we going about doing this? it could have a big impact on jobs here. and already, there is a lot of manufacturing activity already from the foreign manufacturers building the stuff in the u.s. >> arthel: on the other hand the trade adviser thinks it's a good idea. how would consumers benefit? >> you understand his position as well. he advises the president on trade. that is his job. there are splitticly motivated intention. opposed to kudlow. i believe in free trade. but there is an unbalanced world out there. and so he is like listen, if we have a trade imbalance or there are unfair trade activities in other countries, canada, mexico, japan, he believes using tariff as a
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weapon creates a fair playing field for american companies. tariffs have been tried for hundreds of years. to try to make sure we do our best for the american companies. that is what the president wants to do. make it as good as possible for american companies and workers. but imposing too high tariffs could affect other countries and impact sales here and also lose jobs. i sympathize with the point of view but i more sympathize with the point of view from mr. kudlow. it doesn't seem to be that worth it. something else to keep in mind with the president, he is an experienced negotiator. he is very good at it. he is when it comes to trade with other countries, he likes to take the heavy handed stance as an opening type of thing.
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that is what he is doing but he has done this with south korea and intellectual property, you know, abuses by china. he has done it with nafta. he puts this out there saying we'll have a big tariff and we are not afraid to do that. he should say that, we're the largest country but i think in the end he negotiates it down to something more reasonable. i think it's an opening thing now. >> arthel: okay. thank you so much. i appreciate your analysis. got to run, though. thank you, gene. see you again. >> take care. >> connell: we have this new study out on how important sleep is to living longer, which we all know, right? it has big news in it for those of us who can't seem to get at least seven hours of rest in the work week. we will tell you about that. plus, we are tracking tropical storm alberto as it nears the florida panhandle. the biggest threat to the region ahead. >> we will unplug everything we can unplug and lift it up the best we can and let mother
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>> connell: so this could be good news for those of us who like to sleep in on the weekends. there is a study that shows those who do live a longer life. dr. sapphire, board certified radiologist in the studio with us today. good to see you. thank you for coming on. this study basically says if you sleep in the week four or five hours as some people do because of their jobs you can almost make up for it on the weekend, which i thought forever wasn't true. what do you make of this? >> it's interesting. a little different from what we have heard in the past. i'm happy to be here on memorial day to give good news for those of us like to sleep in on the weekend. we know you need help. it can impa iryour
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decision-making and it can cause increased blood pressure and obesity. in the past we have shown less than five hours of sleep is not good for your help. the large study out of sweden reconfirmed that for us. but what is interesting from the study they said for people who get five hours of sleep in the week and maybe seven hours of sleep on the weekend, it doesn't have any change in their health benefit -- they actually go back to normal as they were having seven hours of sleep all week long. that is really different than what we have been trained to think. >> connell: people tell you forever it's nice to sleep 12 hours and you feel better but you can't make up the sleep. this goes against that. >> they followed people over 13 years and said if you slept five hours a night every night for the week you had 65% increased risk of death compared to those who sleep seven hours. if you got seven hours on the weekend, this went back to normal. i mean i find it a little stunning.
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>> connell: you don't necessarily be pass it along to your patients right away. >> i love binge sleeping on the weekend. >> connell: we all do. it makes us feel better. >> this is an observational study. you can't have cause and effect. if you can't get slept on the week, try to get it on the weekend. >> connell: why medically, why scientifically do people who don't die sooner? what is the reason? >> there is a lot that goes into it. you can't say just this one person. being in sweden alone is different from being in the united states. but on a global sense your metabolism is down when you are sleep deprived. you are tired. metabolism is down and you have poorer decision-making and there are higher accidents and injuries. you have higher amount of stroke and a lot happens. >> there is an idea you can sleep too much. >> absolutely. if you sleep eight hours or more you have 25% increase risk of death.
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>> connell: this is just -- >> stick to the seven hours if you can. >> connell: you can't win here. the idea is to average seven hours a night. >> everything in moderation. live as healthy as you can and sleep as much as you can but not more than eight hours. >> connell: thank you for coming. >> arthel: good night rest to both of you. historic summit could be getting back on track as the meetings between north and south korea reignite hopes for peace on the peninsula. we will go live to seoul straight ahead. what might seem like a small cough to you... can be a big bad problem that you could spread to family members, including your grandchildren babies too young to be vaccinated against whooping cough are the most at risk for severe illness. but you can help prevent this. talk to your doctor today about getting vaccinated against whooping cough. because dangers don't just exist in fairytales.
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-- president trump and kim jong un. this is as there was a meeting to discuss the potential summit and the denuclearization. greg palkot is in seoul, south korea, with more. hi, greg? >> greg: we are tracking intensifying talks throughout the region in a run-up to a possible summit between president trump and the north korean leader kim jong un. at the scene of the surprise sum hit this weekend between kim on pyongyang, they are looking at how willing they are to denuclearize. monday in the state media they would do it on "their own timetable." the u.s. team is headed up by the current u.s. ambassador to the philippines, a long-time north korea state department hand. song kim. on the north korean side a very powerful vice foreign minister. she is the one who last week
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in an explosive statement called vice president pence a political dummy. in singapore right now, according to a variety of reports another u.s. team led this time by the white house deputy chief of staff who will be joined by the north korean officials. they are working on the nuts and bolts of the meeting in that venue. all sides in the last couple of days, we are talking about north korean leader kim and president trump, talking like that a summit will actually be happening. the devil, however, in all of these things is in the strategic detail and that is what is worked on now. >> arthel: thank you. >> connell: we are joined to talk more about this by lieutenant colonel dakota wood who served two decades in the marines and is a senior research fellow for the defense programs at heritage. good to see you. it's looking to greg's point like i guess we might be back on for the summit between
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president trump and kim jong un. who do you make of the way the president handled the back and forth? >> he has held to his previous points on many negotiating areas. we have to be willing to walk away to show you are serious about the objectives you laid out. if he continues to concede and gave all the concessions it gives north korea the upper hand. clear and away. so i think by saying look, this isn't working out in our interest we are going to walk away from this. we saw a flurry of activity of the people trying to keep the summit on. the fact they are back talking again shows it was a good move. this maximum pressure with the desire to talk is positive thing. >> connell: it gets it back on your terms. go to james clapper, the former director of the national intelligence. you know as been no fan of the president, put it that way, in recent months. but this is what he said about the topic. take a listen. >> having gone this far, there
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is value in meeting and greeting and gripping and grinning and establishing a rapport. it's important to have the summit. >> connell: clapper went on to say, connol, kim jong un may have met his match in the unconventional president as he referred to president trump. what do you make of that? >> traditional gets you traditionm results. if you are not happy with the nuclear north korea and many other locations in the world that is a result of the conventional diplomacy you have unconventional approach. you are getting the results that are different. that is what everybody wants. people are talking. they have to feel their way out moving forward on this. they have a june 12 as a target day. they are not beholden to it. but it gives you something to discuss. the fact we have the teams on the ground in both locations, singapore and d.m.z. and they
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are meeting with the south koreans and the chinese, these are all good things. this is a tribute to the president's approach on how he is handling this. >> connell: let's say it happens june 12 or around that time. you spoke about results. those are the results in setting up the talks and having the conversations but what about when the summit takes place in singapore and the president meets with kim jong un? what would results mean to you in terms of what he comes home with? >> i think an additional opportunity to continue talks. i mean truly. i don't think it's realistic to expect that everybody is going to get everything they want at the first meeting between the leaders of the united states and north korea, since the korean war. the idea they get together in a room. they will both measure each other up. there will be background discussions between the teams on either side to consult the allies and all of that. the idea you get together and talking, i think it will lead to additional discussions and not some ultimate conclusion. >> connell: a commitment to,
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quote/unquote, "denuclearize" does it need to be up front or something we lead up to? there has been a lot of discussion about what that even means, that both sides see it differently. >> i think your point right there is where it comes down to. what do you mean by "denuclearize"? everything takes everything off the table. departure of the u.s. troops. what does it mean in terms of the north korean program? do they allow international inspectors coming in? those points will have to be discuss and defined. subsequent discussions would get in the details. >> connell: that is what it means, though. all in, you allow inspector cos come in to look at -- inspectors to come in and see if you honor the agreement. that's what it means to us. >> to the united states side. we are not sure what the north koreans view it in the final result. >> connell: it looks like the betting now is president trump put himself in a position to do this. now the question you said is what kind of results you can
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expect once he goes there. what role does china play in this? it seems that the chinese upset the president in the way they had a secret meeting or the extra meeting with kim jong un. >> yes, the united states through president trump is trying to help out in the business dealings, the negotiations, et cetera. you know it's a multifaceted problem. you won't be happy with some aspects and you are happy with other aspects. the economic card and the continued support and the trade between north korea and china is a major issue, you know, on the table. even though the rest of the world isn't doing economic relationships with north korea, as long as they have a lifeline to china it keeps north korea afloat. wild card there. >> connell: no sign the chinese are pulling that back at all. there is pressure on them, too. economic pressure that the united states is putting on them. >> yeah. >> connell: if anything they are still fairly close to north korea. >> it's your next door neighbor. how could they not continue to have relations with them?
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a lot of irons in the fire. people will have to feel their way going forward. the unconventional president in the united states. leader in china who essentially leader for life now. the players aren't going away. they are having to figure out in the multilateral set of relationships and the asia region how all the things play out. how does it affect relationships with japan? chinese militarization in the south china sea, south korea. all of these are issues in the back of everyone's mind trying to feel their way forward. >> connell: all right. it's great to have your time. the final point you say this is on for june 12 if you were a betting man? i don't know if you are. >> i think it is. with teams on the ground i place a bet in that direction. >> connell: thank you, sir. good to see you. >> thank you. >> arthel: get to the weather now and the subtropical storm alberto is closing in on the gulf coast. people there bracing for the impact. the first named storm of the season keeping many americans
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indoors this holiday weekend. jonathan serrie is live in pensacola beach with the latest. hi, jonathan. >> hi, arthel. behind me, you can see there are hardcore beach-goers but the conditions are deteriorating. we have been experiencing the rain on and off and occasionally we get heavy gusts. governor rick scott recently delivered an update on the storm. here is what he said. >> we've got gusts to up to 60 miles per hour, maybe more. we will get some rain. we have a chance for flash flooding. chance for tornadoes. but we are getting rain around the state. >> much of the florida panhandle is under a storm surge watch. some cities and counties have been helping the residents fill sandbags to protect the home and businesses against the water levels that could reach four feet above ground in some part of the watch area. they are warning people to
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stay out of the water because of dangerous rip currents. memorial day vacationers spend more times indoors than initially planned, many are taking this storm in stride. >> we enjoy shopping. i like to sit out on the balcony in the rain and reading a good book and watching the waves. i guess the weather will make them higher and make them sound better. >> do you worry at all? >> no. several years back we had a place at panama city beach and we stayed down. it was a one or a two. >> a one, i think. >> category one hurricane. wow! >> it was terrific. it was beautiful, actually. >> how about you? any concerns with the tropical storm? >> not at all. as long as they're happy, i'm happy. >> of course, tropical storms are always a reality in the summer in florida. but some vacationers were caught by surprise because it's actually arriving four days before the official start of hurricane season.
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>> arthel: jonathan serrie, thank you very much. >> connell: meantime we have a disaster unfolding in an area devastated by floods. less than two years ago. >> it is different this time. i think everybody will have to have a lot of discussions and talk about where to do from here. >> connell: we take you live to the waterlogged community as it struggles again to recover. plus new comments from the president's attorney. about the russia investigation on whether there will be a trump-mueller interview. >> the president is not going to fire him. that would play in the hands of the victim, the watergate. they're the watergate. they're the people that have committed the crimes. my day starts well before i'm even in the kitchen. i need my blood sugar to stay in control. so i asked about tresiba®. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ tresiba® is a once-daily, long-acting insulin that lasts even longer than 24 hours. i need to shave my a1c.
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leaving the restaurant. before the worker pulled out a concealed gun, got off several shots. authorities releasing this picture of the type of mask that the robber was wearing. the worker only suffered minor injuries in that attack. the reality is, we are not going to sit him down if this is a trap for perjury. and until we are convinced of that, and if they don't show us the documents we are just going to have to say no. >> arthel: so it sounds like a trump-mueller interview may not happen. at least according to the president's lawyer rudy giuliani. or will it? >> it could happen. he wants to do it. so far, since i have been in this, all i see are obstacles that they are putting in the way. >> arthel: joining us now, federal white collar defense attorney and trial attorney. thank you for being here, gary.
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i want to start with this. how could a sit down interview with special counsel mueller be a perjury trap for the president? >> very, very simple. you have to remember a couple of things. first of all, it's easier hurting pussycats than trying to control what president trump is going to say. that is a fair statement everyone would agree with. you have to understand what a material misrepresentation is. anytime you make a statement to a police officer or federal agent you are making a difference. to a police officer, that is not a crime. to a federal agent it is. a material misrepresentation could be anything that is different than what the federal agents know to be accurate piece of information. so if trump starts to talk and says something that goes off the charts from what he was expected to say that information can be used against him for calling it lying to a federal agent. >> arthel: mr. giuliani saying that the president wants to clear his name with mr. mueller. how much does the will of the
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president weigh in, in this scenario? >> i think that is true. i think trump is biting at the bit to get in front of mueller and to say what he wants to say, which is there is no collusion and he did not conspire with the russians to try to affect the 2016 campaign. as a matter of fact, the election in his mind has been thwarted by the fact that there has been the accusations that there has been some sort of an explanation why he won over hillary clinton. so he wants to get in front of the press and he wants to get in front of mueller and he wants to get in front of anybody to tell his side of the story. the problem is that it's the little things that are gotchas which is what his lawyers are afraid of. >> arthel: but if the president just keeps to the facts, and the truth, then there will be no gotchas. >> well, the gotchas would be things like for example, paul manafort. when did he know that paul
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manafort was a problem? for example, the biggest thing, of course, is general flynn. when he had the infamous meeting of the fired director comey, he basically tried to get comey to lay off. what did he know? when did he know? what would he say when asked about that in front of, again, federal investigators who very have a view of the information that they believe is accurate? so if the president does nowhere does not sit down with mr. mueller how does -- does not sit down with mr. mueller how does it impact the investigation in either way? >> to determine if there was collusion, probably not. the end of the investigation is when you bring in the big guy. trump coming in and speaking is the last part of the investigation. here is the big challenge that he has. there are two options as far as giving the statements to
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federal investigators. one is to sit down and have a conversation like you and i where you are asking questions and i just give answers. the other is written questions and written answers. so for example, ronald reagan with the iran contra scandal, he gave written answers because they want to come in and testify. that wasn't going to happen. he spoke to grand jury as well as to the special council. so that is the difference. bill clinton on one end and ronald reagan on the other. and trump would like to be more ronald reagan. >> arthel: in the case of president trump, which would give a better impression, public impression for the president if he were to sit down face to face and speak with mr. mueller or if he were to submit written answers? >> short-term or long-term? short-term is answer is getting out there in front and speaking the way he does. like his rallies where he gets out there and he talks and he
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has great moments and he connects with people. in the short-term, that. in the long-term the problem is the gotchas. so in term of what giuliani wants if there is a time that he will sit down with the mueller folks it's written questions and written answers. not as dramatic and not as beautiful. but long-term wise more sustaining for the presidency. >> arthel: gary gerstenfield, we have to leave it there. thank you. >> connell: as we all pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice, family members of one fallen hero are shedding tears of joy. >> i burst into tears. i was just, i couldn't believe it. >> connell: we have the story of the world war ii bomber pilot and why his relatives are finally getting closure. ♪ i thought i was managing my moderate to severe crohn's disease. then i realized something was missing...
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>> arthel: colombia's presidential election heading to a divisive runoff that could affect a peace deal. the conservative candidate and the one-time senator took first place last night. but he fell short of the 50% vote needed to avoid another round. in second, former rebel pedro a leftist who backs a 2016 peace treaty with the revolutionary farmed forces. duque plans to rewrite that treaty that ended the war that killed 250,000 people. ♪ >> connell: on this memorial day the family of a fallen airman finally finding new comfort in the memory of their hero that never came home from the battlefield. the recent discovery of a war
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plane that crashed in world war ii to give them long information on their loved one's final resting place. claudia has that story for us. >> well, on march 11, 1944, lieutenant tom kelly was releasing bombs from a b-24 like this one behind me when his plane was shot down and lost in the pacific. but 74 years later a remarkable discovery has solved the mystery of what happened to lieutenant kelly and his crew and their plane named "heaven can wait." the bomber's watery grave recently discovered by project recover, a team of military historians and marine scientists who searched for the wreckage of combat aircraft and bring closure to families of americans listed as missing in action. >> there is a moment of elation for finding a missing aircraft.
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at the same time you are humbled knowing this is a grave site. >> i burst into tears. i was just, i couldn't believe it. >> diane christie never met her uncle tommy. lieutenant kelly was just 21 when he died in the crash. but his handwritten letters home are filled filled filled wd honor. "the man fighting here are doing it for your freedom." years of research pointed project recovery in the right direction. after an 18-day search the remarkable discovery. >> i will read the names lost on that day. >> was followed by a gesture of gratitude. >> the bomber, second lieutenant thomas kelly. gunner, staff sergeant donald w.byrd. >> they folded the flag for all 11 crew member and said their name and passed them down was just, it was the utmost of respect and honor. we appreciated that so much.
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>> lieutenant kelly's family will receive one of the flags and they hope the military officials will return to the wreckage and retrieve any remains so they can bury lieutenant tom kelly in livemore -- livermore where he was born and raised. >> connell: thank you. >> arthel: floodwaters overrunning the street of a historic city in maryland and people there survivorring a serious blow as the -- suffering a serious blow as the clean-up begins. plus the president's plan to lure prescription drug prices. does it pass muster? we take a closer look at that ahead. >> for those of us from the private sector we want to see things move faster. but some of this things we have already done are important in that we're starting to see some progress. you do all this research
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>> arthel: rich edson is live in ellicott city with the latest. hi, rich. >> good afternoon. police say they are still searching for the 39-year-old missing man, edison herman, severn, maryland. this is a town close to ellicott city. he is in the army reserve, the national guard and the police have been searching for him since he was eating at a restaurant. he was last seen at 5:00 in the afternoon on main street. there have been salvage crews since the morning. if you look at the tunnel here where the stream is going through. a couple of hours ago there were rescue crews or the salvage crews pulling from there a tree, a dumpster and three separate cars. there were cars littered throughout here. you see the path that the a advantage crews took -- the salvage crew took. the water had reached the first porch there, destroying
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much of what came through here. so, on top of that, we talked to the owner of that house. the purple house in front of you. she was driving dun the street 15 minutes before the flooding began. >> i thought, wow, the town looks great. a lot of people. it was great to see a couple of buildings that had been under rehab from the prior flood making progress. that was a great sign. boy, two hours later. i came down here and i couldn't believe what i was seeing. >> that prior flood was less than two years ago in july of 2016. a similar situation as we had last evening in ellicott city. several inches of rain in a few hours and a flood cascaded through a flash flood through downtown area to destroy businesses, the cars, the homes here. same thing here. in 2016, there were tens of millions of dollars in damage. two people were killed. they haven't assessed how much
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this will cost yet. 24 hours ago this was a bustling downtown. if you look at an area behind me is a parking lot with a dozen, dozen and a half cars. the crews have cleared all the mud and the soot. and the dozen plus cars from the area. people have been down here looking to see what has happened to the businesses and what has happened to the homes. we talked to one man who started a brewery about 21 years ago and he said he just celebrated that anniversary. three weeks ago he had just finishing repairs from the 2016 flood. >> arthel: so tough. rich edson, thank you very much. >> connell: we have new information coming in on president trump's plan to lower prescription drug prices. his health and human services testify is set to testify about that next month. that will be the first time the lawmakers will get to publicly examine the president's proposal. how will it affect seniors? our own dr. mark seigel spoke
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and in that on-camera exclusive she announced a new program for price transisn't aseasoned explained how -- price transparency and explained how it would work. >> we want to increase competition. we know that is when patients win and prices go down. we start with increasing competition overall. secondly is increasing the negotiating power of our p.b.m.s and the health plans. because we know if they are able to use the tools available to them in the private market we will have the better prices for our consumers. >> connell: get to the doctor now. professor at the nyu. and the fox news medical correspondent. good to see you. i'll get into what we heard there. more competition is going to be better. how will it work? >> it's important because she was saying that we could have all the innovation in the world and we have great innovation that makes us live longer and healthier lives but if the folks can't afford the
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medication it's not helpful. she brought out the drug dashboard. she is talking about drug dashboard there 3,000 drugs are now seeing -- you can see the list prices if you are a senior or you are on medicaid and you can see how much they went up in the last year. zrtec up 20%. ember arthritis drug up 20%. $2,700 per year for the drug now. diabetes drugs, cholesterol drugs all skyrocketing. now you know the prices and what the manufacturer is charging. who chiseling. what do we do about it? >> connell: if you know the price that is one thing but how does the price come down? >> exactly. that is when she said and you brought this up in the intro. they showed her saying this. government bringing in negotiators and bringing in the own middlemen to take over. so instead of the middle mean making the profits, profit goes to senior. she brought up where hospital was keeping money and charging the seniors in the end.
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the government has now saved seniors $320 million already with the new approach. >> connell: when the plan was first sent down a criticism from the democrats is the president didn't go far enough. for example there was, at least as it was reported no ability for the medicare to negotiate drug prices. talk a little bit about that if you can and what they can do under the plan versus what they can't do. >> this is not entirely true that medicare can't negotiate prices. under part "d" and part "b" there are many drugs that the private sector is brought in already. but you find when you look at this, if you have the private insurance you get a lower price and you are a lower co-pay. the government bringing people in to negotiate the prices and the f.d.a. is bringing bringingn generic drugs. so the see for the senior, poor person or the disabled person to pay less out of pocket. that is where this is heading. there is negotiation with
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medicare. not across the board but under part "d" and part "b," yes. >> connell: so kay. so -- okay, there will be negotiation and competition, which is good. that is what she was talking about in the interview. how do they make it work? that is one of the big issues, right? generic actually being able to get to market and provide that competition? what changes are made? >> f.d.a. allowing more generics approved. over 1,000 last year, the most on record. you know why? generic companies no longer have to redo the research that the brand names put out there to get the drug approved in the first place. there will be a flood of more drugs approved. the middlemen, pharmacy benefit managers were busy lowering the price but guess what? they took the profit and you paid a large co-pay or the remainder went to you. now, medicare and medicaid for the seniors and the medicaid patients will do the negotiating for you so you will have less to pay out of pocket. after all, that is what we all
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want. we want to pay less out of pocket. >> connell: of course. when will the change take effect for the people who are the medicare and the medicaid recipients watching today saying i'm really getting hammered with the cost increases i have had to pay over a number of years. >> some of it is starting already, some is occurring in 2018. the biggest bulk is 2019. you will see the hit. if it all works you will have the lower prices and lower out of pocket costs. this is a big step. with all the criticism, oh, this is not very substantial plan. when i really look at it and interviewed her i felt it was significant. >> connell: that is interesting to hear. something i noticed on the day of. when the announcement was made the stock prices for many of the drug companies went up, which was surprising to people because they look at this and said boy, aren't they going to make less money because of this? analysts came back and said you know what? it doesn't affect their profits that much. that is where some of the criticism came from, it didn't
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go farther enough. >> something that remains to be seen. fair point. one thing that remains to seen president trump said he won't allow foreign countries any more to set a lower price and say this is what we are paying and then in the united states we pay more. he will put a stop to that. he has already started that in other sectors and other areas. if he does that, then you might see the drug company prices drop. >> connell: you think it makes a difference. gooded to see you. dr. marc siegel. >> arthel: thank you. on this memorial day, we want to tell you about our service members who rumble around the battlefield in heavily armored vehicles while the transports may save them from an i.e.d. detonation, getting out of the mangled vehicle safely is a different challenge. we look at how they prepare. >> trying to simulate a training scenario in case your vehicle rolls, hit an i.e.d., or some damage of that sort. >> if you were to roll into a
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canal, give me real world story of what happened to your guys there and how it helps there. >> real world, a vehicle rolls on a serpentine and it goes down, armor on it with weight thrown around. landing on a weird angle. you don't know what doors are crushed or open. the marines are disoriented. they have to get out of there quickly, especially talking about a body of water. we develop this system to train to allow us to roll over a variety of angles. the operator outside will unlock a door. you have to find a door to get out. it will increase your comfort and the familiarity getting out of a vehicle, especially if you're disoriented in the rollover situation. >> there is a balance here. throughout the wars in iraq and afghanistan, you learned that humvees were more vulnerable to i.e.d. and ambushes. you add armor and you have a risk of the rollovers that go up. >> you can't negate casualties or incident. you have to mitigate.
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i'd rather have a rollover vehicle with lower risk of injury and personnel where they are still alive in armored situation than lightly or unarmorred vehicle where i don't know if my people are walking out of it. >> how does it apply to a more conventional war? >> the big thing is hybrid warfare. it uses cross of the conventional tactics tan unconventional tactics. we anticipate it will happen in the future campaigns. >> arthel: thanks leyland. >> connell: speaking out to help troops on this memorial day. up next we hear from a combat veteran on how she is helping out her fellow soldiers when they return home. sometimes, bipolar i disorder can make you feel unstoppable. but mania, such as unusual changes in your mood, activity or energy levels, can leave you on shaky ground.
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♪ and let me play-- (jet engine white noise) (airline "ding") (bell mnemonic) >> connell: poland wants a permanent u.s. presence and willing to pony up $2 billion to get it. the polish defense minister says they need american boots
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on the ground as protection from russia after the annexation of crimea and other hostile acts. warsaw says it is committed to sharing the burden of the defense spending with the united states. >> arthel: as the nation observes memorial day i'd like to interest my guest. carol was a driver in iraq in the mid-2000s. in that time she had to fend off a sexual assault. now she advocates for americans taking care of the mental health when they come back from combat. kara lydy tells the story part of the "this is war" podcast set to be released wednesday. and join us now. happy to have you here. >> hello. >> arthel: kara, what would you say the main part of the remarkable story that you want to share in the podcast. >> the thing for me biggest
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part of sharing my story is the relatability that anybody else might have. for me, coming out of the military you come home to a group of people that don't understand why you are been there. so for me to share the intimate details of the experiences is my hope that whoever hears it knows that they have hope and they are not alone. in what ways do you feel it has been the most challenging for people to be it your family or your friends, the people you see at the grocery store to relate to you post combat? >> post combat, i know veterans were stuck in the minds. we were trained to do things a certain way and then to ask for help is a sign of weakness when you are active.
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so when you come home you almost don't know how to vocalize that with the people you are close to. especially your family and your friends that you knew before. essentially to them it's two different people. the person they knew before you deployed versus the person that comes home. >> arthel: well, there is certainly nothing weak about what it is about what you have done and continue to do. how challenging is it to care, for you to care for the returning combat vets? do you assist their families as well? >> basically, i have kept up an outreach with the numerous people i serve with or anyone i met after the service. that the ret rans. we didn't -- that the veterans and that we didn't serve together. i make it a point to let them know they have options. it could be a friend. someone like myself. i would be the family, the loved ones the spouse. reaching out to the v.a. if they have the benefits and
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going that route or private care. the biggest threat to come home from overseas and being deployed is knowing they have things in place to go to if they need it. >> arthel: where do you find your personal strength? >> i think i found my personal strength in my family, especially. the people that stood by me since i have come home. with my veteran family it's nice to know you can pick up the phone six years after not seeing somebody and say hey, you have time to listen? and they do. that is leaps and bounds as far as progress. for me that i what i hold near and dear to my heart, knowing the door is open with those people. >> arthel: is there a message in particular you'd like to send to our viewers on many memorial mem -- on this mel day weekend? >> i'd like to say memorial day is a time of remembrance
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but it is also a time to hug the ones you love to be thankful for having the freedom to be able to do all the things we do for memorial day. it's more than cooking out and having fun. you know, take a moment to realize the sacrifice it took for us to have what we have. >> arthel: kara lydy, i can't imagine the sacrifice. i thank you for myself and for all of us here at fox and for all of our fellow americans. you are a hero indeed. and continued success and continued health and recovery to you. kara, thank you so much. >> thank you so much for having me. >> arthel: we'll be right back. alright, i brought in new max protein give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. i'll take that. [cheers] 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. new ensure max protein. in two great flavors. new ensure max protein. come hok., babe. nasty nighttime heartburn?
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>> connell: we are back with a fox news alert. emergency crews are on high alert in hawaii after lava
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from the erupting kilauea volcano leeched -- reached one of the wells in the geo thermal power plant. officials are securing the public the well has been successfully sealed. jeff is on the island with the latest. >> the fear from the locals is that if the lava were to reach the power plant there could be massive explosions or releases of the poisonous gas. a lot is unknown because it hasn't happened before anywhere. as you look at the time lapse, this is the area near the power plant over the last 54 hours. it's condensed to five seconds. authorities feel confident that the most vulnerable spots of the facility are sealed up. lava covered one well pad and the flows are getting closer to reaching another. the same flow are unpredictable and moving faster near the power plant and toward several homes forcing more mandatory evacuations.
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>> we say "mandatory" to give it more strength but we are not going to drag people out of their houses. when your house starts burning, people usually leave. the first responders are not going to stick around for that point. >> to take a look at the video. this is what we saw when we drove in the location about 25 miles away from the volcano summit in the lower rip zone. we are told it's an eruption. you are seeing the ash clouds in the sky by 13,000 feet. the air out here feels and smells a little differently. a short while ago you could smell the ash or the burning sensation out here. part of the reason we are smelling it compared to other days authorities say the winds are shifting. so they are warning folks to be on the lookout for not only ash but for the sulfur dioxide levels that could be increased. >> connell: the picture in and of themselves are something else. what is it like for you to get that close to the lava?
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>> we went on a tour for the hawaiian national guard to give people a sense of reality of what is going on. when you are close to the lava, it's incredible. you can feel the heat and it seems like you are watching a tv screen. the part that is hard to capture are the real people. you see lava flowing and you can't help but notice there is a family home there. this is something we can't forget when we see the incredible images of mother nature. this is impacting people that are dealing with this for a long time. >> connell: thank you. >> we remember fallen heroes on memorial day and we will show you how the president pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. that's up next. y was made for better things than
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>> the greatest spectacle in racing. oh, yeah, the indy 500 crowning their 2018 winner. >> will power, the indianapolis 500 winner for 2018. checkered flags! power wins it! >> yeah! will power winning his first indy 500 race making history for him and team penske. it's their 17th indy 500 win. power is the first aussie to ever win the big race. >> will power. how about that for a name? finally good news today from the real life spiderman caught in this viral video. saving a toddler dangling from a balcony in paris. not only did he get a job offer with the fire brigade but after meeting with the french president, he learned he will be granted french citizenship. he entered the country illegally from the african nation of mali
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in hopes of starting a new life. love that story. >> yeah. like to end on a high note. thanks for joining us. enjoy the rest of the weekend and remember, our fallen heros. >> "shepard smith reporting" next. leland vittert is in for shepard. >> roaring ashore, the season's first named store right now pounding florida's gulf coast. washing away holiday weekend plans. that as the mid-atlantic deals with misery of its own. flood waters swallowing cars and sending families scrambling for higher ground. we're there live. president trump says u.s. officials are in north korea planning for the historic summit he cancelled last week. even if the president does meet the north korean dictator, will they ever find any common ground? plus, honoring those that served and sacrificed this memorial day.


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