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important conversations we have had. ramesh, thank you very much. the book is "whose global village." please come back. >> it's my honor. >> as we watch this all unfold. that does it for us this morning. stephanie ruhle picks up the coverage now. >> thanks so much, mika. hello, i'm stephanie ruhle. so much to cover today. deadline time. two big reports coming out later. lawmakers demanding evidence of president trump's wiretapping claims. >> either retract or to provide the information that the american people deserve. >> a house that's all about data. the congressional budget office set to announce how many people the republican bill will cover and how much it will cost after this bold statement from the administration. >> nobody will be worse off financially in the process we are going through. >> fired! the new york prosecutor who refused to resign when the president asked him to. the mysterious tweet.
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was he investigating the administration? plus, the blizzard of 2017. a monster storm to cripple the northeast. it could be the biggest of the year. >> doesn't seem right. this time of year. >> we begin with a huge agenda for this monday morning, waiting for any new information on the president's wiretapping claims and the cbo number that is could provide the next big point of contention when it comes to health care. i have the best team in the business to break it down for you. i want to go first to chris jansing live in the white house. chris, let's talk wiretapping claims. has the administration given any indication, whatsoever we are going to get proof here? >> reporter: yeah. here is the simple answer to that, the answer is no. kellyanne conway says the white house is glad the committees are looking into it. she sidestepped the question about why the president just didn't say to jeff sessions, hey, would you turn over the evidence or why he hasn't asked
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whoever has the evidence or gave the evidence to him to turn it over. here is part of the exchange from the "today" show this morning. >> this is information he has. he tweeted about it. he brought it up. so, he has the power to clarify. why not? >> i can't comment on the private conversations he's having with his attorney general and other officials as goes the topic, but we are well aware of the deadline and we are glad it's happening. >> reporter: glad it's happening, but wouldn't say anything was going to be turned over, or she knew there was evidence that could be turned over. kellyanne conway added to the fire over the weekend when she gave an interview saying you could surveil through television sets and phones. she's backing audiotape saying that's wrong, i wasn't talking about the wiretapping. i was saying in general, there are ways to surveil people. that was not the question she was asked. she says via twitter, she's not going to have further comment
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until the intelligence committees have their findings. >> oh, chris, it is already monday and we are reaching another level. i want to turn to health care. the white house going out of their way to minimize the importance of the cbo scores. let's walk through it for a moment. it's like they know something bad is coming so let's discredit the cbo. make it clear, the cbo is not political. i saw peter orszag on "morning joe" who used to run the organization. he said i used to love the job because it was only about data. the white house is trying to tell us something different? >> reporter: yes. remember when they tried to discredit the labor department when it was moving in the right direction for president obama. you are seeing a similar thing here. they are worried about the cbo numbers. in fact, here is what you are going to hear when they come out. you are going to hear, you need
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to understand, this is a three-part plan and this is just the first part of it. when parts two and three come in, you are going to like it a lot more because, obviously, that was central to their argument fi why it needs to be dismantled and why conservatives are concerned because it's too expensive. they want to say the cbo is not going to look at the whole picture. here is the bottom line, as you know, stephanie. we have not heard from anybody inside the white house or speaker ryan what the number is, how much it is going to cost or another critical number, how many people might lose their health care. stephanie? >> ept to bring in my pant. christine quinn, former speaker for new york city council and matt welsh for a libertarian magazine. welcome. matt, i want to start with you. sure, i'm saying has president trump backed himself into a corner here. we said this over and over. this time, has he backed himself into a corner with the wiretapping claim?
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it doesn't sound like anyone, anyone at all, is actually backing it. kellyanne conway said he has information no one else has. there's no sign he reached out to james comey or jeff sessions or spoken to anyone. >> seems like they are invested in contributing to the fog in the political conversation about this and hoping that the investigative part fizzles out and doesn't become a problem. it's interesting to talk about microwave, tv sets and special recording devices right before this deadline. it suggests they want to keep it out there as a useful political tool to people not totally invested in politics. the john mccains of the world are calling their bluff. you are right, nobody believes there's evidence there to support it. they are gambling their base doesn't care about that and they could preemptively say whatever bad things are going to come out later, don't believe it all.
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>> to matt's point, it's like the claims are speaking to his base. does president trump not need to speak to the rest of the republican party? whether we are talking about the health care bill or wiretaps. when john mccain is saying no way jose, when paul ryan is avoiding things, doesn't president trump need to get the republican party behind him? we know he's got his base behind him. >> one of the things, i think, that's still a big question is, we know donald trump can do a good rally. we know donald trump can throw red meat to the masses and get them screaming and get people spinning about microwaves, whatever absurdity is going to come out next. it's still unclear. i think the answer is going to be no. can donald trump get his legislation or his initiatives passed in washington? i think no and quite frankly, i hope no. in fact, the thing he does well
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runs counter to being a leader in washington and moving legislation forward. i don't think he or his people have decided they want to understand the process, work in the process or respect the process. even long-time conservatives in the house and senate, you have people who dedicated their life to being legislatures. at some point, they are going to say, you can't treat us this way and they are going to ask the question, as we have seen in a lot of states. look at the coal miners who voted, we believe, for donald trump, because they wouldn't be forgotten, they would be taken care of. whatever happens under the affordable care act, black lung coverage will be gone. this is details and real-life impacts. that's where it all falls apart for donald trump, i believe. >> we have to go to the other big story today. federal prosecutors around the country are facing a new normal after dozens of u.s. attorneys were told to resign on friday.
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nbc justice correspondent pete williams joins me now. pete, we know it is not unusual. this is important to point out, for a new administration to replace u.s. attorneys. what is all the rage about? how it was done? >> every incoming administration, when there's a change in party in the white house, replaces the u.s. attorneys like it replaces all the members of the cabinet. u.s. attorneys, the top federal prosecutors are political appointees. when the parties change, the u.s. attorneys change. they seldom change all at once. they did in 1993 under janet reno. but, you are looking at headlines from various papers about the sudden decision to ask the remaining u.s. attorneys to step down friday. half of them had already quit knowing this was the custom. the other half were abruptly told to clear out on friday. many of them didn't know about this until they started getting calls from reporters. they were all asked to submit their letters of resignation.
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the surprise was the u.s. attorney in manhattan, in new york, the southern district because he met with donald trump in late november and said afterwards, publicly, he had a deal with mr. trump and jeff sessions, likely nominee for attorney general at that point he had been asked to stay on. friday, he was asked to submit a letter of resignation like the others. he thought he had a deal and it didn't apply to him. saturday, somebody called him and said it applies to you, too. the white house intended to accept his letter of resignation so he tweeted he had been fired. tweeted saturday he had been fired. >> he continues to tweet. pete, i want my panel to weigh in on this. christine quinn and matt welsh and a new york staff writer, also the author of new york times best seller, "black edge:
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inside dirty money and the quest to bring down the most wanted man on wall street." the man on wall street was -- when you look at what happened to preet here, he was just a u.s. attorney, he was, himself, a massively political guy. are you surprised by all of this? >> on some level, i'm not. he learned a very hard lesson and others learned donald trump does not always stick to his word. preet's legacy is going to largely be in his wall street cases and his public corruption prosecutions. he's going to be remembered as much for the cases he did bring as the ones he didn't bring in both those areas. with the wall street cases, he led the huge crackdown of strading with hedge funds and achieved a lot there. however, there are many people who feel unsatisfied with his handling of the financial crisis. he did not charge any senior
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level banker or any big traders with financial crisis crimes. people are frustrated with that and it contributed to a lot. >> hold on. that might be why the man on the street is mad at preet, but not the reason president trump wouldn't want preet in that job. at the end of the day, preet would have gone after every person on wall street, if he could. he didn't have the law on his side. when you look at who president trump surrounded himself with, mnuchin, give mae greae a break. look where wall street is currently sitting. >> preet demonstrated he will go after republicans and democrats alike. that was true before he became u.s. attorney and he's done that in his position. in fact, he brought really high level public corruption cases against new york state legislatures, democrats and
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republicans. he has other investigations under way of democratic lawmakers and donald trump's business is in his jurisdiction. there are people who wonder. >> if donald trump's business is in preet's jurisdiction and preet this morning puts out a tweet, quote, by the way, now i know what the moreland commission must have felt like. what is that? >> it's not subtle is what that isn't. i think preet is very adeptly in 147 characters or whatever it is, telling the american people that his removal was preemptive to prevent him from coming out with information that would be embarrassing to the president, is what i read in between the characters. there were reports, i don't know if they are true or not that the president himself was reaching out to preet to have a conversation about, you know, throwing him to the curb. preet said he could not take the
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call. i'm not a lawyer, but what i understand if he was investigating the president of the united states or anyone else, he would be unable to take the call. preet is no joke. he's smart and he knows how to say things without saying things. i think he's saying quite a lot about the president having been in his cross hair. >> let's back that up one more time. we know from preet, he wasn't willing to take the president's call. to us, we take that as a wink, wink, nod nod because w investigating the president. >> n that he wasn't willing to, he could nlt. it's not i'm mad at you, you are firing me, you are off my holiday list. i can't in as much as there could be judicial ethics or protocal. >> say that investigation is going on. we don't know who people are is going to be replaced permanently. for now, his deputy june is getting the job. does that mean, if there's an investigation going on, it ends? >> i think we might be getting ahead of ourselves connecting
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dots that are not written on the paper here. the commission that governor cuomo authorized to go into corruption and governor cuomo croaked and preet was investigating governor cuomo. >> investigating the commission. >> right. also, bill de blasio and things like that. in nye fooi times reporting that today one of the phone calls that came in came from cuomo's office saying he's not your friend. anything else, it could be a shot at cuomo for all we know. i don't know if it's a protocol issue he didn't take the call or suggests an active investigation. i don't know. >> what happens to all the investigations? >> if things are functioning as they should in a democratic society, the investigation should continue and the southern district, which is preet's district is the most powerful u.s. attorney's office in the country. the most important with the most
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significant cases. over history, mostly resisted being politicized where many u.s. attorney's offices are political tools. the southern district remained independent and i think it's crucial that it continue to be so and we won't really know until we see who the president is choosing to take up preet's old job. that's going to be a really big question. >> between house of cards and billions, i mean why am i watching tv anymore. we are living it. wow. thank you so much, sheila. you, too. you are not going anywhere. up next, former attorney general of the united states is here to weigh in on these firings. plus, winter is not over yet. major cities in the northeast set for a massive snowstorm. how big? details straight ahead. the whole country booking on choice four words, baddbook.baa boom... let it sink in. shouldn't we say we have the lowest price?
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>> the clock is ticking. the justice department faces a deadline to force over any evidence to the house intelligence committee backing up president trump's explosive accusation that president obama wiretapped trump tower during last year's election. joining me now is former attorney under president george w. bush, alberto gonzalez. he served in the bush 43 administration. i want to start with sharing what senator mccain said over the weekend. >> the president has one of two choices, retract or provide the
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information that the american people deserve because if his predecessor violated the law, president obama violated the law, we have a serious issue here, to say the least. >> judge, you were attorney general. you had one of the highest positions sitting alongside the president. when you watch something like this go down, what is your take? >> listen, this is subject to an ongoing investigation, both at the department of justice and now within congress. i think that while no one has been able to point to hard evidence, listen, i think we need to wait and let the investigations play out. i think it's highly unlikely that president obama would be able to order wiretaps unlawfully. i can't imagine that. there may be something else there. again, perhaps the president misspoke. i believe it is important toet the investigations play out before we reach a conclusion on
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whether the president should retract or not. >> we are saying give it time and patience, giving the president the benefit of the doubt? >> it's a question, we have investigations. he asked for the investigation. let's let the investigations play out and then everyone will be sure. everyone will be confident as to whether or not what the president said was true or not. >> if these claims were not, if and what consequences should there be? >> well, again, it may be simply a question of the president misspeaking or misunderstanding something. >> hold on. judge, please. we talk all the time, take him seriously, not literally. where could a miscommunication be? at 7:00 a.m. on a saturday, i read in 140 characters, that the current president accused a former president of treason. >> well, that's not the words he used. listen, he may have been given misinformation. >> by who? >> i don't know all the
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circumstances that resulted in this tweet. that's what the investigations are about. i'm sorry, i don't have an answer for you. i'm not giving you the answer you want to hear. again, that's why we do investigations to get to the bottom of what may have happened or said. >> sir, there isn't an answer i'm looking to hear, i want to clarify that. i want to talk about the firing of preet who said trump asked him to stay on as u.s. attorney in november. he was fired on friday. i want to talk about that timing for a moment. that was a day after sean hannity on fox said every ho holdover from the obama administration had to go. it was timing questionable to you and bear in mind preet was looking into possibly investigating fox ne and a possible f violation about fox not disclosing sexual harassment
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issues they were facing. >> preet has done a remarkable job for the american people. that doesn't matter with respect to continued service as u.s. attorney. he serves the president like all the other 92 u.s. attorneys. if the president no longer has pleasure in your service, you are gone. that may seem harsh, it may seem unfair, but it's the way our system operates. as to whether or not there's a connection with ongoing investigation, you know, there's no evidence of that. obviously, there may be speculation. a lot of that speculation comes from critics of the administration. clearly, there's no question that no matter how good you are as a u.s. attorney or any other appointed position, if the president wants to make a change, for whatever reason, when the president has a right to do so. >> is there a way to know if preet and his office was, in fact, investigating president trump and/or president trump's businesses? would the public be able to find
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that information out? >> typically, these investigations are led by career prosecutors and investigators. that will continue, even though you have a new politically appointed head or confirmed as a new u.s. attorney. if there's evidence of wrong doing, they are going to continue the investigation. if they show a crime has been committed, the prosecutors are going to prosecute the wrong doin the fact you may have removed the u.s. attorney doesn't mean you are going to stop an investigation or prosecution. hopefully that office will operate like the other 92 around the country and continue to do the work on behalf of the american people. >> thank you for sharing your thoughts this morning. i appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. >> the cbo is expected to release its score on the republican health care bill. it will be how much it costs and how many people it will cover and republicans are already casting doubt. next, millions of people along the east coast are bracing for
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welcome back. you are watching msnbc, i'm stephanie ruhle. it is time for the morning
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primer, all the news ewe need to know to get your day started. today is the deadline to provide evidence of the wiretapping accusations against the obama administration. the president has yet to provide any proof. a spokesman denied all claims. the man accused of jumping the white house fence on friday will be in court this afternoon. 26-year-old jonathan tran was carrying two cans of mace and a letter to the president. he told officers he was a friend of the president. president trump will host chinese president xi at his mar-a-lago estate in florida next month. more protests and arrests in ferguson, missouri after a documentary released more surveillance video from the convenience store he robbed before he was shot and killed. the film maker says it video shows he knew the clerks, didn't rob them, but instead traded
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marijuana for cigarettes. get your brackets ready. it is march madness time. the ncaa tournament was released yesterday. villanova was awarded the top seed. the northeast is bracing not for sports, but the biggest storm of the season. 1600 flights already canceled today and tomorrow. the storm brought snow and high winds to parts of the midwest last night. the midwest storm will combine with another system to form a massive nor'easter which will stretch from virginia up to maine. nbc meteorologist, bill karins, the bearer of bad news is here to tell us how bad it will be. bill? >> the storms are going to combine, then the blizzard tomorrow. the midwest storm comes to the coast, then the other combines with it. during the day today, 1-4 inches.
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the jackpot is here in the northeast. this pink is a foot of snow. it goes from north of d.c. to new england. the footprint of a foot of snow is as big as you can get with a snowstorm. then this red color in the middling is a foot and a half. d.c. you are right on the cut-offline. you are going from snow to sleet, 4-7 inch, baltimore 6-10. north of philadelphia, 20 inches. new york city 12-18 inches. if you stay all snow, you could be at the higher end of that. the real bulls eye is connecticut, massachusetts, the hudson valley and northern jersey and the poconos. they have the best chance of getting 18-24 inches. the timing, d.c. starts tonight at 10:00 p.m. philadelphia about midnight. when you wake up at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, the heaviest snow just outside d.c. through philadelphia through new york and entering into southern new england. tomorrow mornings rush hour, if you dare go on the roads, you risk getting stranded.
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this is at noon, over d.c., philadelphia ending, new york city beginning to end. it's in and out. that's the thing with this storm, it is quick and hard hitting. the biggest concern with the storm is people getting stranded on the roads. it will snow as hard as people have seen it for 2-3 hours. if you are on the roads, the plows have no chance of keeping up. >> please, please stay home. a week after everyone put snow clothes away. bill, we are going to take a break. coming up, a different storm. congressman steven king under fire for a controversial tweet. joe biden down at south by southwest, not just about barbecue, technology, music. he's speaking about the cancer moon shot. he talked about factors that cause cancer and took a slight dig at the new administration. >> focusing on clean air and clean water, not with standing the fact someone in a new outfit
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many people will it cover? health and human secretary tom price made this bold statement about the build on "meet the press." >> i firmly believe that nobody will be worse off financially in the process we are going through. >> he also said more people will be covered under this new plan. i want to bring in casey hunt on capitol hill. what are we expecting to hear in the cbo report? >> reporter: steph, i have to say, contrary to what tom price was saying over the weekend, most republicans will acknowledge that it's unlikely this plan is going to cover more people. now, if you listen to the house speaker make arguments about it, he'll say, look, it doesn't necessarily -- this isn't going to be something where, yes, we are going to demand that you get insurance and that is fundamentally at odds with trying to gut the mandate and make major changes. they say look, we are going to
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have better choices, more affordable health care. that's what you will get when you press them. thecbo score is potentially a rocky landscape for republican leaders already having trouble getting this bill, coraling all members to support this bill at this point because it is likely to show it will cover less people and potentially, it will cost more money. if it shows it costs more money than the current system, that's going to cause more trouble with the senate because the senate has complicated rules that say, look, this has to come out deficit neutral or we can't pass it under the rules that let them do it with 50 votes instead of 60. >> i need the panel to weigh in. who does the bill make happy? >> i think really the bill makes no one happy on the republican side. one could argue this bill, when it fails and this part of donald
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trump's campaign promise in leadership explodes, it is going to make democratic strategists happy because we have a message clearly for the midterm elections, donald trump wants to take senior citizens, sick people and poor people's health care coverage away. he spun it beautifully in the campaign as repeal and replace. it came out to what we said it would, a bunch of hogwash, no real details and no real concern for the americans he said were forgotten. he hasn't forgotten them, but woefully, purposefully turned his back on them. the real tragedy and the politics of this is no one is going to get help. nothing about the affordable care act that could be made better, is going to be made better. a lot of energy is going to be put into just trying to move things backwards when we still face enormous health care challenges in this country.
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>> tom price said no american will be worse off. i hate to quote breitbart, but the reason i do is because if breitbart, the flag ship media organization for the right is willing to sayhis will go down as the lie of the year, what do you think it means? heritage foundation, the in-house think tank of the white house came out saying this is a terrible plan. there's nobody working on health care outside of progressive or inside progressive circles who like this thing at all. it's a weird mesh of playing politics for six years instead of policy. the right can't decide, agree amongst itself what to do and they are trying to fulfill donald trump's campaign promise. his instikt is like, hey, he's doing a good job here. we can't hurt people here. he wants to keep, you know, people on their plans until they are 26.
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he doesn't want to kick people off. republicans are trying to fit in their policy ideas with trumps. in the end, it's a mash. >> whose failure is it going to be? it is paul ryan and company failing president trump? did president trump say pull that plan out of the drawer you have had for seven years? >> i think paul ryan has the biggest failure because he's been in there making policies and had the time to do this. this is what he came out with knowing it stinks and no one likes it. he's selling it and it's a piece of rotton meat. >> it's not a gad day for paul ryan, but when you are the president of the united states and you made a campaigntrail and added in specifics that you get to stay on until you are 26 and it fails and the whole country sees, you don't have any idea what you are doing on substance. it's a worse day for you. the buck absolutely stops on donald trump's desk now. >> i want to turn to something
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else that shocked me over the weekend. a tweet that some are saying calls for white nationalism. on sunday, congressman steve king retweeted a cartoon showing an anti-immigration poll decision from the netherlands and wrote, listen to this, he understands cultural and demographics are our destiny. we knlt restore civilization with somebody else's babies. that one is a wow. how do republicans handle this one? those who keep saying look the other way, what are you talking about? there's no wink, wink, nod, nod. david duke cheered this on. >> steve king has been around for a long time. you have to kiss his ring to compete in the iowa caucuses and people have done it. he's been saying stuff, not exactly somebody else's babies, but he's been saying things about immigration stronger than
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the jeff sessions' of the world leading the anti-immigration push in the senate and republicans played wink, wink, nudge, nudge this whole time. i don't think we are going to see enough people seeing this for what it is. this is not what america does. we are not based on ethnicity. we are not a nation state. does president trump not have to comment on this? he's got trusted advisers in jared and ivanka and cohen and powell. how do they sit around the president and say no big deal. we have other stouf do. >> what he said is disgusting. it's just disgusting. if the president says nothing about this, look, this is a president who had to be goated by the american people to speak out against anti-semitism and the desecration of sacred burial grounds and bomb threats against jewish community centers. if he remains silent, it speaks
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volumes of what is lacking in his moral core, which is a huge amount of decency or it shows he will say anything or not say anything to remain in political office. you know, i find that i have to say, so hypercritical and quite frankly, un-american and enraging that many of the elected officials who make statements like these are also the ones who promote their quote, unquote, christian values. you know whose babies these are? they are god's children. this congressman points out immigrant children and defame them in this way, he should be ashamed of himself and the religious values he touts. this is neither christian, neither kind and certainly not american or decent in our great faiths in this country. >> there you have it. we are going to take a break. i have to note, president trump, at his speech to congress, did lead that speech making it very
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clear that he was denouncing anti-semitism in any way. it has been broadly reported it hasn't been enough. these things do keep popping up. all right. next, had a chance to speak to ceos doing exactly what president trump asked for, bringing manufacturing jobs back to this country. but, they were doing it before the president was elected. we are going to see how hard it is. "snl," of course, returned this week to show how president trump played by alec baldwin would respond to an alien attack. there were casualties, but president trump saw the bright side. >> mr. president, what about the aliens. they vaporized the entire state of california. >> then i won the popular vote? it's time for the "your business" entrepreneur of the week. daniel houghton was only 24 when he was suddenly placed at the help of lonely planet. with declining guidebook sales, he knew it would take innovative
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we call them our team. show me the jobs. it was one of president trump's top campaign pledges bringing manufacturing jobs back to the u.s. i met with some companies trying to do exactly that, but not specifically because of president trump. take a look. >> reporter: it's 10:00 a.m. and competition at this cross fit studio is just heating up. the big winner isn't taking part in fact jump squats or races. it's the company behind the
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equipment these competitors are using. the company's name, rogue fitness. it's all made right down the street, in columbus, ohio. >> we are showing all of our secrets. >> reporter: bill is the founder of b bill henninger is the company of rogue, a company he started in his garage and slowed as crossfit fitness programs took off and the world. but his factories are right here at home. >> we've done it the right way. >> made in america is a priority for trump. >> we're having our products made everywhere in the world so much. we're bringing that back. >> so what are the facts? since 2000, 5 million american jobs have gone overseas. president trump himself has been
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criticized for having his clothes made overseas. how does the 2% made in the usa rvive? we went to middlesex, no, survive? this the a six-year-old startup disrupting the clothing industry. >> i was being told we couldn't celebrate in america anyone. >> reporter: the founder says the secret for success is the dedication of the american worker. >> u.s. manufacturing is viable, as long as you bring the sort of classic american values to the problem again. >> but experts caution american ingenuity only goes so far. so do you believe it's going to
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come back? >> no. there will be certain high-end niches. what car is the most manufactured car in the u.s.? the winner is the toyota camry. >> what's not so new is the role automation plays in american jobs. economists estimate that most of the 400,000 steel working and the 350,000 textile jobs lost since the 1950s was due to automation. and with the explosion of technology giving way to robots and driverless vehicles, jobs for humans will shrink. but having just completed construction of a new manufacturing plant, a foer steel mill that sat vague canca 20 years now churning out thousands of product as day.
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>> that's our little ecosystem. >> adding that special label to their products "made in america." >> president trump himself doesn't make his products here, his daughter, ivanka, doesn't. >> consumer don't care. they just don't. they buy what they want to buy. they've been trying to do look for the union label, made in the u.s. you go to the shop, you buy the brand that you like, you don't really care. it's been a direct trend down just like agriculture before it. to have this let's try to reclaim 1953 i think is a losing scheme. >> and whether or not manufacturing is going down or not, the truth is that the numbers you said are accurate. still, the president of the united states should make his product, in this case, the trump
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product and his orders in america. particularly when he's saying we're going to bring all these jobs back. one, that's not true. two, by raising that kind of information when it's false, you give people who are unemployed or underemployed false hope, typically when you're a hypocrite. >> president trump promised to donate his salary when he was president. he's about to get his second paycheck. is he keeping it? if not, give us a call. we'd love to know what he's doing with those paychecks.
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welcome back. one week from today president trump will receive his second paycheck of his presidency. here's what he said about that salary back in november. >> do you know what the salary ? >> $400,000. >> i'm not going to take the salary. i'm not kiit. >> and the white house press secretary told politifact that president trump would give the money back to the treasury. in february, trump received his first monthly paycheck of just over $33,000, his next one just seven days away. when contacted by msnbc, the treasury department, the
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personnel of the white house declined to say whether president trump has donated any of that money. interesting, we're going to stay on that and keep you updated. and you know what time it is. march is women's history month. brown created the first home security system back in 1966 after she worried about coming home at odd hours from her job as a nurse. her patent became a precursor for all home technology today so if you want to thank someone for feeling safe, thank this woman. we had a little girl last week playing at homes last week. what do those dolls say? "i don't need a prince." thanks to my panel today. i'm stephanie ruhle.
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i'll see you tomorrow at 9 a.m. and all day long on twitter now hallie jackson. >> thank you, stephanie ruhle, my pick for one great woman. >> we won't really comment further until those findings are complete. >> we're also watching the scoreboard with republicans and the white house bracing for a new report on the new health care bill. will it show they can keep their promises? if not, what then? and a monster system is threatening millions in the northeast. a live report on the potentially historic late-season storm. doing our best to stay warm, pete williams conferri


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