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SERVICE AGENT, BUT THERE'S THE 11 STARS OF DAVID WITH, I WOULD SAY OF UPWARDS OF FIVE BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS. THIS IS WHERE THE PRESIDENT WILL COME AND THE ROAD HAS BEEN CLEARED AND THERE'S 2 TO 300 PEOPLE IN FRONT OF THE SYNAGOGUE AN HOUR AGO AND MOST OF THE MORNING THERE WERE PEOPLE CHANTING, SINGING, PRAYING, YOUNG CHILDREN, ELDERLY PEOPLE, EVERYONE — I HAVE TO TELL YOU TANYA, I HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITH THE CLASSINESS, THE CLASSINESS OF THE PEOPLE OF PITTSBURGH WHO HAVE COME HERE, GRIEF STRICKEN, DEVASTATED BUT YET SO GENEROUS IN HOW THEY TREATED EVERYONE. THE INTERACTIONS THAT I HAVE SEEN, RIGHT. THERE WAS A BIT OF A TENSE MOMENT EARLIER. THERE WAS A MAN WHO LIVES IN THE AREA, ORIGINALLY FROM RUSSIA AND HE LIVED IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THE LAST 40 YEARS AND HE BROUGHT A MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN SIGN AND HE WAS STANDING BEHIND THE BARRICADE AND THERE WAS A MAN TEN FEET AWAY AND HE YELLED, THIS IS NOT A CAMPAIGN RALLY. AND SHOW SOME SENSITIVITY AND THE MAN HELD THE SIGN. THERE WAS TALK OF POSSIBLE PROTEST. WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY IN THIS AREA. IT HAS BEEN VERY CALM. VERY PEACEFUL. THE SECRET SERVICE HAS MOVED IN AWAITING THE PRESIDENT'S ARRIVAL. >> DAVID, I'VE LIVED ON SQUIRREL HILL IN PITTSBURGH AS A CHILD. MY PARENTS WERE COMPLETING THEIR GRADUATE WORK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH. I HAVE FAWN MEMORIES OF THAT AREA AND THE PEOPLE ARE LOVELY. IT'S HEARTBREAKING TO SEE WHAT THAT COMMUNITY IS GOING THROUGH. >> SO CLASSY, TANYA. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THERE WAS A MAN WHO REACHED OUT TO ME ON INSTAGRAM WHO LIVES IN THE AREA AND HE SAID, PROMISE WHEN YOU TELL THE STORY OF SQUIRREL HILL, YOU TELL HOW MUCH THE SPORTS AND THE HOCKEY, AND THE POLITICS AND THE CHURCHES ALL INTERTWINED IN WHAT WE DO, RIGHT. I MENTIONED THAT BECAUSE SOME OF THE STEELERS PLAYERS WERE ACTUALLY AT ONE OF THE FUNERALS TODAY. THE ROSENTHAL BROTHERS WHO WERE BURRED. BOTH BROTHERS WERE INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED AND THE BROTHER IN LOVE WAS TALKING ABOUT DAVID WHO LOVED THE POLICE. I HAVE AN AUNT WHO IS DEVELOP MENTALLY DISABLED AND ALTHOUGH THEY'RE ADULTS THEY HAVE THE MENTALITY OF CHILDREN, MUCH YOUNGER THAN THEM, AND THERE'S A PRECIOUSNESS TO THEM. AND THEIR SPIRIT, RIGHT. AND THAT'S WHAT I'M TOLD THE ROSENTHAL BROTHERS WERE LIKE. THERE WAS, TANYA, A PHOTO RELEASED EARLIER TODAY OF THE HUSBAND AND WIFE WHO DIED INSIDE THE SYNAGOGUE. THEY DIED IN THE SAME PLACE WHERE THEY WERE MARRIED. >> AWE, GOD. >> 62 YEARS AGO. AND TODAY THEIR CHILDREN RELEASED A STATEMENT. AND OF COURSE I CAN'T STOP THINKING ABOUT THE 97-YEAR-OLD LADY WHO DIED. SHOT IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD SITTING IN THE CHAIR WHERE SHE WAS SITTING AND SHOT WHILE SHE WAS WORSHIPPING. TO LIVE 97 YEARS AND TO — >> SHE'S A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR? >> NO, NO, THAT'S NOT CORRECT. THERE WAS MISS REPORTING ABOUT THAT TANYA. INITIALLY EARLY ON, AND WE WERE TRYING TO CONFIRM IT, BUT HER FAMILY HAS COME OUT AND SAID SHE WAS NOT A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR. THE FACT SHE WASN'T A HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, DOESN'T TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM HOW SENSELESS HER DEATH WAS AND HOW REMARKABLE HER LIFE WAS. >> ABSOLUTELY. I LOVE HEARING YOU SAY THAT THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS HAVE BEEN BECOME IN THAT INVOLVED BECAUSE YOU WOULD HARD PRESSED TO FIND A SINGLE PERSON IN PITTSBURGH WHO ISN'T A STEELERS FAN. IT'S WONDERFUL TO HEAR THE SPORTS TEAM THERE ARE GETTING INVOLVED. DID YOU ATTEND MEMORIALS OR SERVICES TODAY, DAVID? >> NO, USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS COMING ON A VISIT LIKEBEEN AT THE FUNERALS. YOU WANT TO BE SO RESPECTFUL. SOMETIMES FAMILIES SAY COME IN, SHOOT THE FUNERAL, RECORD IT, EVERYTHING. THERE WILL BE AT LEAST ONE SERVICE THAT IS PRIVATE. NOT OPEN TO ANYBODY. THE OTHER SERVICES WE WENT TO, TAKING A RESPECTFUL POSITION EITHER OUTSIDE OR INSIDE IN WE WERE INVITED. I HAVE BEEN HERE. MORE TO YOUR POINT ABOUT THE STEELERS. JUST SORT OF HOW SPORTS — THE PITTSBURGH POST GAZETTE AND HE WROTE AN ARTICLE AND HE QUOTED AN AUTHOR WHO WROTE A BOOK ABOUT AMERICAN JUDAISM. THAT AUTHOR WROTE THAT THE FABRIC OF AMERICAN JUDAISM IS WOVEN INTO SQUIRREL HILL; RIGHT? SQUIRREL HILL BEING ONE OF THE MOST DIVERSE COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY, ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR, THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE, THE GOVERNOR. AND ACCORDING TO WHAT I'VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND OUT OVER THE LAST 72 HOURS OF BEING HERE. THIS AREA IS ECLECTIC. SO DIVERSE. ALSO SO WELCOMING. I'VE BEEN STRUCK BY THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INSIDE THAT SYNAGOGUE WHO HAVE COME UP TO US TO THANK US FOR BEING HERE. TO THANK US FOR TELLING THE STORIES; RIGHT? SURVIVORS. AND THEN I'VE BEEN SO MOVED BY THE STORIES THAT WE'VE HEARD NOT ONLY OF THE HEROIC ACTIONS OF THE POLICE OFFICERS. REMEMBER THAT GUNMAN — >> HE KEPT YELLING AT THEM IN THE HOSPITAL. >> IN THE AMBULANCE, AT THE HOSPITAL AND HERE AT THE SYNAGOGUE. AND YET ONE OF THE EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS AND ONE OF THE NURSES WERE JEWISH. >> DAVID, I ALSO WANT TO — >> THE GRACE IT TAKES TO TREAT THAT MAN IS INCREDIBLE. >> ABSOLUTELY. WE'RE LOOKING AT PICTURES OF PEOPLE GATHERING ABOUT I GUESS A HALF MILE FROM WHERE YOU ARE RIGHT NOW. MANY ARE HOLDING SIGNS THAT SEEM TO BE DIRECTED AT THE PRESIDENT, ALTHOUGH IT'S UNCLEAR. WHAT IS YOUR SENSE OF HOW WELCOMING THE CROWD THERE IS OR HOW PLEASED THEY ARE THAT THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING? >> SO TO THAT POINT LET ME START WITH THIS. THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH IS NOT EXPECTED TO MEET THE PRESIDENT. WE GOT A LIST OF PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO BE AT THE AIRPORT. IT IS CUSTOMARY FOR DIGNITARIES TO SHOW UP AT THE AIRPORT TO MEET THE PRESIDENT. THERE WAS ONE PERSON LISTED ON THE LIST OF FOLKS WHO WERE GOING TO MEET THE PRESIDENT. THAT WAS NOTABLE. THE MAYOR OF PITTSBURGH SIGNALED EARLY ON THAT HE HAD NO INTEREST IN MEETING THE PRESIDENT. BUT NOTABLY, THE RABBI OF THIS SYNAGOGUE SAID WITHIN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS HEY, LISTEN, THE PRESIDENT IS WELCOME TO COME HERE ANY TIME. AND THERE WAS A CNN REPORT EARLIER TODAY WHERE THE RABBI SAID I'M TOO BUSY, I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF MESSAGES OF HATE SINCE I MADE THAT STATEMENT. I DON'T EXPECT TO MEET THE PRESIDENT. I CALLED THE RABBI BECAUSE I WANTED TO DO SOME OF OUR OWN REPORTING. HE HAD JUST LEFT A FUNERAL AND HE SAID SOMETHING KIND OF BIZARRE. HE SAID I CAN'T ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION. WAIT A MINUTE, RABBI. THERE'S A REPORT OUT THAT YOU SAID YOU WERE NOT GOING TO GO TO MEET THE PRESIDENT. YOU SAID YOU WOULD WELCOME THE PRESIDENT TO COME ANY TIME. WHAT'S THE DEAL? HE KIND OF BIZARRELY SAID I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. SO THAT'S THE BEST ANSWER I HAVE FOR YOU RIGHT NOW. >> I DO WANT TO TELL YOU — WE JUST SAW TWO VERY LARGE SIGNS THAT FOLKS WERE HOLDING UP THERE THAT SAID MR. PRESIDENT YOU ARE NOT WELCOME HERE IN PITTSBURGH UNTIL YOU FULLY DENOUNCE WHITE NATIONALISM. I DON'T SEE IT IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW. I'M SURE THAT'S NOT VERBATIM. IT'S A VERY LARGE SIGN, TWO OF THEM WITH WORDS TO THAT EFFECT. IS THAT WHAT YOU'VE BEEN HEARING AS WELL? >> IN FACT THERE IS A RABBI OF A LEFT LEANING JEWISH ORGANIZATION WHO DID MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT BE WELCOMED HERE UNTIL HE DENOUNCES WHITE NATIONALISM. SO YES, THAT HAS SORT OF BEEN SPREADING. I WILL TELL YOU, THERE HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME HERE TODAY. A WOMAN WHO I SPOKE TO WHO SAID LISTEN, THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T GET A FAIR RAP; RIGHT? SHE SAID SOMETHING TO ME. PEOPLE DON'T GET HIS STYLE OVER HIS SUBSTANCE. SHE GOES I HATE SOME OF THE THINGS HE SAYS, BUT I LOVE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE DOES. >> INTERESTING. >> AND THAT IS — THAT IS SOME OF THE MOOD AND EMOTION THAT I HAVE HEARD FROM FOLKS IN THIS AREA. BUT, AGAIN, WITH SUCH A HORRIFIC SITUATION YOU MIGHT EXPECT A LOT OF EMOTION. I GOT TO TELL YOU, EVERYONE'S EMOTION HAS BEEN SO INCREDIBLY BALANCED. EVERYONE. FROM THE RABBIS WHO ARE COMING OUT TO TALK, TO THE FAMILIES WHO HAVE SPOKEN, TO THE DOCTORS WHO HAVE TALKED TO US AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS. IT'S TRULY BEEN TREMENDOUS TO MEET THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY. THEY ARE A REMARKABLE BUNCH. I'M STRUCK BY THE FACT THE MEMBERS OF THE SYNAGOGUE — REMEMBER A SYNAGOGUE CONTAINS MULTIPLE CONGREGATIONS UNDER ONE ROOF. SO AT THIS SYNAGOGUE THERE WERE THREE DIFFERENT CONGREGATIONS THAT WERE WORSHIPING AT THE TIME THE GUNMAN COMMITTED HIS RAMPAGE. IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THIS SYNAGOGUE HAD ITS CONGREGANTS UNDERGO ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING. CAN YOU IMAGINE THAT? THESE PEOPLE WHO ARE JEWISH HAVE LIVED IN FEAR FOR YEARS. LONG BEFORE THIS EVER HAPPENED. THAT'S WHY THEY UNDERWENT ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING. FROM TALKING TO ONE OF THE POLICE OFFICIALS, THERE IS A BELIEF WITHIN SOME MEMBERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT THE PEOPLE WHO WERE INJURED AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO DIED WENT IN TO THEIR ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING BECAUSE OF THE POSITIONS THEY WERE FOUND IN INDICATED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT THEY REMEMBERED IN THEIR HEAD HOW BEST TO GET AWAY FROM THE GUNMAN; RIGHT? SUCH AS THE FOLKS WHO HID IN THAT CLOSET. THERE'S THAT STORY OF THE GUNMAN OPENING THE CLOSET DOOR AND NOT SEEING MORE PEOPLE INSIDE THE CLOSET. HE COULDN'T SEE THEM. SO JUST INCREDIBLE STORIES OF HEROISM THAT COME OUT. LISTEN, WE TALK ABOUT THE GUNMAN. THERE'S NO NEED TO MENTION HIS NAME. I WILL TELL YOU THIS, HE'S IN FEDERAL CUSTODY TODAY. A FEDERAL JUDGE TOLD HIM HE'S NOT GETTING OUT ANY TIME SOON. THE PROSECUTION ASKED HE BE DENIED BAIL BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE HE IS A FLIGHT RISK. THE JUDGE AGREED. HE REMANDED HIM BACK INTO THE CUSTODY OF THE UNITED STATES MARSHALS. HE IS DUE BACK IN COURT ON THURSDAY. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THAT HEARING COULD BE POSTPONED. HE IS CHARGED WITH HATE CRIMES THAT COULD CARRY THE DEATH PENALTY IF HE'S CONVICTED. BUT THIS WAS REALLY INTERESTING. YESTERDAY IN COURT HE WAS GIVEN THE OPTION TO HAVE THE JUDGE READ THE POSSIBLE PENALTIES TO HIM AND HE WAIVED HIS RIGHT TO HEAR THAT. HE TOLD HIS ATTORNEY WHO TOLD THE JUDGE THAT THERE WAS NO — >> ISN'T THAT RIGHT? >> THAT IS CORRECT. THEY INTEND TO. OBVIOUSLY THERE HAS TO BE A CONVICTION. NOW LISTEN, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ON DEATH ROW EVEN AFTER BEING FEDERALLY PROSECUTED FOR A DECADE OR MORE. SO THIS IS SOMETHING WHERE IF HE WERE TO BE CONVICTED AND IF HE WERE TO BE SENTENCED TO DEATH, IT COULD BE MANY, MANY YEARS BEFORE THAT EVER HAPPENS. I WILL TELL YOU ANOTHER THING THAT STRUCK ME WAS WHEN HE CAME INTO THE COURTROOM; RIGHT — YOU HEAR A STORY OF A MAN WHO IS DERANGED, WHO IS YELLING "KILL THE JEWS" AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND EVEN AT THE HOSPITAL. YOU GO INTO THE COURTROOM WITH MAYBE SOME EXPECTATIONS THAT HE MAY BE SOMEWHAT DESPONDENT OR CRAZED LOOKING. HE WAS ANYTHING BUT. HE WAS SITTING UP UP STRAIGHT. HE WAS ALERT. HE WAS CURIOUS. HE SCANNED THE COURTROOM. LOOKED AT EVERYBODY WHO WAS THERE. THEY ASKED HIM TO SIGN SOME DOCUMENTS. HE WAS HANDCUFFED, BUT HE SAID I CAN SCRIBBLE. THE JUDGE ASKED HIM SOME QUESTIONS. HE WAS VERY ARTICULATE. HE PROJECTED HIS VOICE THEN THEY WERE OUT. THERE WAS A NEW YORK TIMES ARTICLE THAT QUOTED TWO JEWISH, I BELIEVE MEMBERS OF THIS CONGREGATION WHO WERE IN THE COURT HEARING. INTERESTINGLY THEY SAID HE DIDN'T EXUDE THE KIND OF VILLAIN LOOK, IF YOU WILL, THAT THEY EXPECTED. IT WASN'T WHAT THEY WERE EXPECTING TO SEE FROM A SO- CALLED MADMAN. >> UPSETTING TO KNOW THAT SOMEONE WHO YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT IS CAPABLE OF THAT LEVEL OF EVIL. DAVID BEGNAUD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING. WE WILL CHECK BACK IN WITH YOU LATER THIS HOUR. >> YOU BET. >>> WITH EXACTLY ONE WEEK TO GO UNTIL THE 2018 MIDTERM ELECTIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOUBLING DOWN ON HIS EFFORTS TO MAKE IMMIGRATION A KEY ISSUE FOR VOTERS. THE PRESIDENT NOW SAYS HE WANTS TO END BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER. THIS WOULD BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO THE CONSTITUTION. THE 14th AMENDMENT ENACTED IN 1868 STATES THAT ALL PERSONS BORN OR NATURAL IDENTITIED IN THE UNITED STATES ARE CITIZENS. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH AXIOS, THE PRESIDENT PROPOSED REMOVING THAT RIGHT FOR BABIES OF NONCITIZENS AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS BORN ON U.S. SOIL. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE DOESN'T NEED A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO DO IT. >> NOW HOW RIDICULOUS. WE'RE THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WHERE A PERSON COMES IN, HAS A BABY AND THE BABY IS ESSENTIALLY A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES. IT'S RIDICULOUS. IT HAS TO END. >> HAVE YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT WITH COUNSEL? >> YEAH. I HAVE. >> WHERE IN THE PROCESS — >> IT'S IN THE PROCESS. IT'LL HAPPEN. BE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER. >> THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. >> I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE. >> THE UNITED STATES IS NOT THE ONLY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD THAT PROVIDES BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP. AT LEAST 30 COUNTRIES, INCLUDING CANADA AND MEXICO GRANT THIS RIGHT. AS OF NOW THIS IS JUST A PROPOSAL. ONE THAT COMES REALLY SIGNIFICANT LEGAL QUESTIONS. BUT IT IS THE LATEST PUSH TO BRING IMMIGRATION TO THE FOREFRONT OF MIDTERMS. ON MONDAY THE ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED THAT IT WOULD SEND MORE THAN 5000 ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS TO HELP CUSTOMS AND BORDER PATROL AGENTS IN TEXAS, ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA. THE PRESIDENT WAS TOLD WOULD-BE BORDER CROSSERS, OUR MILITARY IS WAITING FOR YOU. THIS MOVE TARGETS A LARGE CARAVAN OF MIGRANTS FROM CENTRAL AMERICA. NOW IN SOUTHERN MEXICO. WE SHOULD NOTE THEY'RE STILL WEEKS AWAY FROM ARRIVING IN THE U.S. WEIJIA JIANG IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH MORE >> I'M SENDING UP THE MILITARY. WHEN YOU LOOKED AT THAT BRIDGE LOADED UP WITH PEOPLE, THAT'S CALLED AN INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY. >> IN A LATE NIGHT FOX NEWS INTERVIEW, PRESIDENT TRUMP TOUTED THE MILITARY'S DEPLOYMENTS TO THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER. >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT CARAVAN, A LOT OF BAD PEOPLE IN THERE. PEOPLE THAT ARE IN GANGS. WE DON'T WANT THEM IN THIS COUNTRY. >> AS PART OF OPERATION FAITHFUL PATRIOT, THE PENTAGON IS SENDING MORE THAN 5200 TROOPS TO THE SOUTHWEST BORDER, IN ADDITION TO THE MORE THAN 2000 NATIONAL GUARD ALREADY DEPLOYED THERE. AS WELL AS MILITARY HELICOPTERS AND GIANT SPOOLS OF RAZOR WIRE. THE FIRST 800 TROOPS ARE FOCUSING ON SOUTHERN TEXAS, THE CLOSEST POINT OF CROSSING FOR THE CARAVAN. THEN THE MILITARY WILL HEAD WEST TO ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA. REGULARLY ARMED TROOPS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CARRY THEIR WEAPONS, BUT MILITARY PERSONNEL DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO APPREHEND ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS. INSTEAD THEY WILL INSTALL BARRIERS AT PORTS OF ENTRY, BUILD HOUSES FOR BORDER PATROL AGENTS AND SUPPLY EQUIPMENT. TROOPS WILL ALSO PROVIDE FLIGHTS TO TRANSPORT AGENTS TO AREAS WHERE THEY ARE NEEDED THE MOST. GROUPS OF MIGRANTS HAVE ALREADY CLASHED WITH POLICE ON THE MEXICO-GUATEMALA BORDER. REPORTEDLY LEADING TO THE DEATH OF ONE MIGRANT AND INJURIES TO SEVERAL OFFICERS. IN RECENT WEEKS THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT THE CARAVAN ON CENTER STAGE OF HIS CAMPAIGN RALLIES. AND EVEN THOUGH — >> WE'RE NOT LETTING THEM INTO THIS COUNTRY. >> WHITE HOUSE RECORDER FOR POLITICO JOINS ME NOW. CRITICS SAY THIS REALLY ENDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP TALK ABOUT THIS IS REALLY DESIGNED TO RALLY, MOTIVATE THE BASE. WHAT ARE THE LEGAL CHALLENGES? >> WELL THERE'S A BUNCH OF LEGAL CHALLENGES. THERE'S CASE LAW THAT GOES BACK QUITE EXTENSIVELY ON THIS. YOU KNOW THAT HAS SAID THAT THIS IS PART OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CHALLENGES TO IT HAVEN'T GONE OVER WELL. I TALKED TO A BUNCH OF PEOPLE IN THE WHITE HOUSE TO TRY TO GET A SENSE OF HOW REAL THIS POLICY WAS THIS MORNING. I TALKED TO A NUMBER OF OFFICIALS BOTH INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE AND CLOSE TO IT AND THEY SAID THIS IS CERTAINLY AN WHYED THAT TRUMP MAY HAVE HEARD OF BEFORE IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THE POLICY PROCESS. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS PURSUING ACTIVELY AT THE MOMENT. EVEN THOUGH THE PRESIDENT HAS A BUNCH OF OTHER THINGS HE WANTS TO DO EITHER LEGISLATIVELY OR THROUGH EXECUTIVE ORDER ON IMMIGRATION. I THINK THIS IS MUCH MORE OF A CAMPAIGN PITCH AT THIS POINT IN THE CLOSING WEEKS OF THE MIDTERM. >> IS THIS ALL IT IS? YOU'RE SAYING YOU HAVE THE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP. SENDING TROOPS TO THE BORDER. WE'RE TALKING MOBILIZING THE U.S. MILITARY, ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS. IS THIS REALLY JUST ONLY FOR THE SAKE OF MIDTERMS? >> I THINK THE PRESIDENT HAS GENUINELY BEEN VERY CONCERNED BY ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CROSSING THE BORDER. THAT'S SOMETHING HE'S BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT FOR A LONG TIME AND TALKS ABOUT PRIVATELY. I THINK THE TIMING OF THIS REALLY SHOWS THAT THIS IS A VERY EFFECTIVE MESSAGE THAT HE SEES GOING INTO THE MIDTERMS. WE SAW THE SAME THING WITH HIS 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. TALKING ABOUT FEAR AND IMMIGRANTS CROSSING THE BORDER WAS A KEY PART OF THAT CLOSING MESSAGE. WHAT'S INTERESTING TO ME IS THAT YESTERDAY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN RELEASED AN AD THAT WAS VERY MUCH — TRUMP WASN'T IN THE AD. IT WAS A CLOSING ARGUMENT FOR THE MIDTERMS AND FOCUSED ON THE ECONOMY. I THINK THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AROUND HIM WOULD LIKE HIM TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT THE ECONOMY AS THE CLOSING MESSAGE. BUT THE PRESIDENT REALLY TRUSTS HIS OWN POLITICAL INSTINCTS. I THINK HE SEES IMMIGRATION AS THE BEST ARGUMENT. >> I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT. PASSED TAX CUT REFORM. WHY NOT FOCUS ON THE ECONOMY? WHY TURN TO IMMIGRATION. >> A BUNCH OF DONORS AND ACCOMPLISHMENT REPUBLICANS THINK THE ECONOMY IS THE BEST MESSAGE. FACTUALLY WE HAVE A LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RIGHT NOW. ECONOMIC GROWTH IS MUCH BETTER THAN IT'S BEEN IN YEARS. MORE ECONOMIC-MINDED REPUBLICANS FEEL LIKE THAT IS THE BEST MESSAGE. WE SAW THAT IN THAT AD I JUST MENTIONED YESTERDAY WHERE THERE WAS A WOMAN WHO SORT OF REMEMBERING WHAT THE ECONOMY WAS LIKE DURING THE GREAT RECESSION VERSUS WHAT IT IS NOW. THAT'S AN EFFECTIVE AD HIS CAMPAIGN PUT OUT. I THINK PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS NEVER BE A CONVENTIONAL POLITICIAN OR REPUBLICAN AND REALLY ROSE TO POWER ON THESE DIFFERENT MESSAGES ABOUT IMMIGRATION. BEING HARD ON TRADE. THESE HARD LINE POLICIES. I THINK HE THINKS THE BEST WAY TO BRING HOME THE MIDTERMS AND HELP REPUBLICANS IS THROUGH THOSE TYPES OF MESSAGES. >> ON THAT NOTE OF NOT BEING A CONVENTIONAL REPUBLICAN WE HEARD FROM VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TODAY. HE WAS AT AN AXIOS EVENT AND HE WAS ASKED ABOUT WHAT HE EXPECTS FROM THE MIDTERMS. >> CONVENTIONAL WISDOM SAYS FOR THE PARTY IN THE WHITE HOUSE IT'S HARD TO HOLD YOUR MAJORITIES IN YOUR FIRST MIDTERM ELECTION. I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE I THINK WE KNOW WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP THINKS OF CONVENTIONAL WISDOM. WE UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HISTORICAL TIDES ARE. I FEEL LIKE THAT BLUE WAVE IS GOING TO HIT A RED WALL COME NEXT TUESDAY. >> BLUE WAVE HITS A RED WALL. WHEN YOU LOOK THOUGH AT THE PRESIDENT'S MIDTERM SCHEDULE AND WHERE HE'S GOING TO BE RALLYING AT, YOU LOOK AT PLACES — RALLIES IF STATES WITH TIGHT RACES FOR THE SENATE, FOR THE GOVERNORSHIP. HAS THE WHITE HOUSE GIVEN UP ON THE HOUSE? WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THE PARTY'S VIEWS OF KEEPING THE HOUSE? >> I THINK THAT THE WHITE HOUSE LIKES TO PRESENT A VERY OPTIMISTIC FRONT AS WE HEARD FROM IT VICE PRESIDENT PENCE IN THE CLIP YOU JUST PLAYED. WHEN I TALK TO WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS THERE SEEMS TO BE A RESIGNATION THAT THEY LIKELY WILL LOSE THE HOUSE. THE QUESTION IS JUST BY WHAT MARGIN. AT THIS POINT THEY'RE HOPING THAT THE MARGIN THEY JUST LOSE IT BY A FEW SEATS SO THE DEMOCRATS DON'T TAKE BACK A HUGE MARGIN. I DO THINK THEY'RE FEELING VERY CONFIDENT ABOUT NOT JUST HOLDING THE SENATE BUT PICKING UP SEATS THERE AND I THINK YOU SEE THAT FROM THE PRESIDENT'S TRAVEL SCHEDULE LATER THIS WEEK. HE'S GOING TO PLACES LIKE FLORIDA. HE'S GOING TO WEST VIRGINIA. HE'S GOING TO PLACES WHERE THERE ARE VULNERABLE PEOPLE UP FOR REELECTION. VULNERABLE SENATORS. THE REPUBLICANS ARE HOPING TO WIN THOSE SEATS, KEEP THOSE SEATS AND KEEP THE SENATE MAJORITY. KEEP IN MIND THE SENATE IS KEY FOR REPUBLICANS TO HOLD BECAUSE IT'S THE SENATE, FOR INSTANCE, THAT APPROVES JUDGES. IT'S THE SENATE THAT WILL DO ALL THE CONFIRMATION BATTLES IF THERE'S ANY NEW CABINET MEMBERS OR ANY OFFICIALS THAT NEED TO GO THROUGH. IT'S KEY FOR REPUBLICANS TO KEEP THE SENATE. >> YOU BET. >>> COMING UP, JUST ONE WEEK AWAY FROM IT THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP STEPS UP HIS SUPPORT FOR REPUBLICANS IN HOTLY CONTESTED RED STATES. >>> PLUS A DAIRY COMPANY FACES BACKLASH FOR SUPPORTING A CONTROVERSIAL CONGRESSMAN. YOU'RE STREAMING CBSN. >>> IN A NEW POLL OF TEXAS SENATE RACE, DEMOCRAT BETO O'ROURKE IS CLOSING IN ON TED CRUZ. THE TIGHTENING OF THE RACE COMES DESPITE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S VISIT TO HOUSTON TO CAMPAIGN FOR CRUZ WHO WAS HIS RIVAL ON THE 2016 CAMPAIGN TRAIL. PRESIDENT TRUMP REMAINS RELATIVELY POPULAR IN TEXAS. ACCORDING TO THE MORNING CONSULTS TRUMP TRACKER POLL THE RACE AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER AND FOUND A 9 POINT LEAD FOR SENATOR CRUZ. THAT LEAD HAS DROPPED TO 5 POINTS IN IN THE LATEST POLL RELEASED YESTERDAY. JOINING ME NOW IS DALLAS MORNING NEWS POLITICAL WRITER. >> THANK YOU. >> SO IN THIS POLL THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, CONGRESSMAN O'ROURKE IS LEADING BY 16 POINTS. THIS IS WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT IT AMONG INDEPENDENT VOTERS, WHO ACCORDING TO THIS POLL ACTUALLY MAKE UP NEARLY A QUARTER OF THE LIKELY ELECTORATE. WHAT IS THE MESSAGE THAT BETO IS USING TO REACH OUT TO THESE INDEPENDENTS? >> IT'S A MESSAGE OF INCLUSION. THROUGHOUT HIS 20 MONTH CAMPAIGN HE'S BEEN TELLING TEXAS VOTERS IF DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE A REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT OR INDEPENDENT, WE CAN LEAD THE NATION IN SOLVING PROBLEMS RELATED TO IMMIGRATION, HEALTHCARE, YOU KNOW, JOBS. ALL OF THAT. AND SO A POSITIVE MESSAGE THAT VOTERS HAVE GRAVITATED TO. CRUZ HAS BEEN SORT OF NEGATIVE IN HIS APPROACH. BASICALLY TRYING TO SCARE CONSERVE TIFFS TO THE POLL. — CONSERVATIVES TO THE APPROXIMATELY POLL. I DON'T MEAN IT AS A NEGATIVE. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. HE NEEDED TO MOTIVATE CONSERVATIVES TO GET TO THE POLLS AND HE'S DOING THAT BY CASTING O'ROURKE HAS TOO LIBERAL AND AS A SOCIALIST. BUT YOU CAN TELL BY THE QUINNIPIAC POLL AND OTHER SURVEYS THAT O'ROURKE'S POSITIVE MESSAGE HAS RESINATED — PARTICULARLY WITH INDEPENDENT VOTERS. >> WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT SORT OF SCARING AND GETTING REPUBLICANS TO THE POLLS, YOU LOOK AT PRESIDENT TRUMP SENDING 1800 ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIERS TO THE TEXAS BORDER THERE WITH MEXICO TO ASSIST THE BORDER PATROL AS A WAY OF AWAITING THIS CARAVAN OF ASYLUM SEEKERS. >> THAT'S A CLASSIC EXAMPLE WHAT I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT. SOME CONSERVATIVES ARE MOTIVATED BY IT. THEY ARE AFRAID THIS CARAVAN IS FILLED WITH EVIL DOERS AND THAT TROOPS ARE NEEDED. BUT I DEPENDENTS AND DEMOCRATS AND PROGRESSIVES SEE IT AS A SCARE TACTIC. THEY SEE IT AS SENDING TO THE TROOPS TO THE BORDER AS UNNECESSARY. WE'LL SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT. IT'S INTERESTING, YOU MENTIONED IT, 9 POINT LEAD WITH LIKELY VOTERS IN SEPTEMBER, BEGINNING OF OCTOBER. THAT'S GONE NOW WITH 5 POINTS, EVEN WITH A VISIT FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP. SO I THINK CRUZ WANTED MORE FROM THAT. PRESIDENTIAL VISIT THAN HE GOT. >> THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS REPORTING THEIR ISSUES WITH STATE VOTING MACHINES. THAT THEY'RE CHANGING VOTER SELECTIONS WHEN THEY CHOOSE THE OPTION TO VOTE STRAIGHT PARTY ALL THE WAY DOWN. WHAT'S GOING ON HERE? >> YEAH, IT'S UNCLEAR WHY AND HOW THESE PROBLEMS ARE HAPPENING. BUT IT'S CLEARLY A PROBLEM. THEY'VE BEEN REPORTED IN IT VARIOUS SPOTS IN THE STATE. STRAIGHT TICKET VOTING IS POPULAR HERE IN TEXAS. IT'S JUST WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE. YOU CAN VOTE ALONG PARTY LINES WHETHER YOU'RE A DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN IN ONE SWIPE. AND IF THAT'S NOT WORKING PROPERLY THEN MILLIONS OF VOTERS CAN BE IMPACTED BY IT. HOPEFULLY THEY'LL GET TO THE BOTTOM OF IT AND THERE WON'T BE TOO MUCH DAMAGE. BUT IT IS CAUSING AN UPROAR HERE IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE. >> WE'RE GETTING THE SENSE THAT VOTER TURNOUT IS EXPECTED TO RISE IN THIS ELECTION SEASON. WE KNOW THE TEXAS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON IS PROSECUTING A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE FOR VOTER FRAUD. WHAT'S REALLY CHANGING ABOUT HOW THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT IS PROSECUTING THESE CASES? >> HE'S SORT OF FOLLOWING THE LEAD OF GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT. HE'S ON STEROIDS WITH IT. HE'S PROSECUTED ABOUT 33 PEOPLE THIS YEAR ALONE FOR VOTER FRAUD. DEMOCRATS AND VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SAY THAT HAS A CHILLING EFFECT. IN A LOT OF CASES PEOPLE WERE, YOU KNOW, DIDN'T KNOWINGLY VIOLATE THE LAW BUT THEY ARE THROWN IN THAT SITUATION. FOLKS ARE SAYING THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS USING PROSECUTING PEOPLE FOR VOTING FRAUD AS A SUPPRESSION TACTIC. THAT GOES ALONG WITH THE VOTER I.D. LAW IN TEXAS. REDISTRICTING OF CASES, LAWSUITS THAT ARE WINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE FEDERAL COURTS. IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT DEMOCRATS SAY THAT TEXAS — REPUBLICANS STAY ON TOP BECAUSE THEY SUPPRESS VOTERS. REPUBLICANS, HOWEVER, SEE IT AS A LAW AND ORDER SORT OF THING THAT THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS CHERISHED AND ELECTIONS SHOULD BE PROTECTED. SOMEWHERE THOUGH THERE'S A MIDDLE GROUND AND YOU HAVE TO GET TO. LET ME JUST SAY, A FORT WORTH WOMAN IS IN JAIL FOR THREE OR FOUR YEARS FOR UNKNOWINGLY VOTING. SHE'S AN IMMIGRANT HERE WITHOUT AUTHORIZATION. SHE DIDN'T KNOW SHE COULDN'T VOTE, JUST DID IT AND NOW SHE'S IN JAIL. >> THANK YOU FOR HIGHLIGHTING ALL OF THIS WITH THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. >> THANK YOU. >> WE ARE ONE WEEK AWAY FROM THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS. THE DEMOCRATS LOOK TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SEVERAL RALLIES SCHEDULED IN HOPES OF SWINGING THE VOTE. HIS STOPS WILL INCLUDE WEST VIRGINIA, MISSOURI AND FLORIDA. >>> ARE WE READY TO FLIP FLORIDA BLUE? >> FLORIDA'S GOVERNORS RACE PITS OF TALLAHASSEE AGAINST A CONGRESSMAN FROM JACKSONVILLE. RHONDA SANTAS HAS HAMMERED THE OPPONENT IN IMMIGRATION. >> WE DON'T WANT OPEN BORDERS IN FLORIDA. WE DON'T WANT TO ABOLISH I.C.E. THEY ARE WAY OUT OF STEP WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE. >> HAS FOCUSED ON HEALTHCARE. >> WE DESERVE TO EXPAND MEDICAID AND OFFER ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE FOR OVER 800,000 OF THE MOST MEDICALLY NEEDY PEOPLE IN OUR STATE. >> BILL NELSON IS HOPING A STRONG SHOWING WILL HELP HIM FEND OFF A CHALLENGE FROM GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT. >> RICK SCOTT FOR EIGHT YEARS HAS REFUSED TO EXPAND MEDICAID. >> MEDICAID WAS A RARE TOPIC OF AGREEMENT AMONG THE FOUR FLORIDA VOTERS WE MET. >> WANDA, SHOULD FLORIDA HAVE EXPANDED MEDICAID WHEREBY. >> I THINK SO. I THINK IT SHOULD HAVE. >> WE TALK ABOUT TAKING CARE OF OUR CITIZENS AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT WAYS WE CAN DO THAT IS TO ENSURE THE HEALTH. >> THEY WERE DIVIDED OVER IMMIGRATION AND THAT CARAVAN OF HONDURAN MIGRANTS HEADING NORTH. >> THERE ARE PEOPLE FLEEING IMMENSE PERSECUTION. THEY'RE FLEEING POVERTY. >> BREAK THE IMMIGRATION LAWS, COME HERE AND TAKE OVER AND COME BEFORE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE WAITING IN LINE. >> THIS CARAVAN IS LIKE 1000 MILES AWAY. I THINK IT'S BEING USED AS A MIDTERM ELECTION ISSUE TO RILE UP THE BASE. >> WE ALL CAME, ALL OF OUR ANCESTORS CAME HERE FROM SOMEWHERE. BUT THEY ALL CAME LEGALLY AND IN AN APPROPRIATE MANNER. >> FLORIDA'S RACES FOR GOVERNOR AND SENATOR ARE SO CLOSE THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMING TO CAMPAIGN TWICE BETWEEN NOW AND ELECTION DAY. ONCE ON WEDNESDAY, ONCE ON SATURDAY. PRESIDENT OBAMA IS REPORTEDLY SCHEDULED TO BE HERE AS WELL AS EARLY VOTING IS ALREADY ON PACE TO SMASH RECORDS. >>> TONIGHT RED AND BLUE IS LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS. CBSN POLITICAL REPORTER SAT DOWN WITH NEVADA CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE TO DISCUSS THE PRESIDENT'S RHETORIC AHEAD OF THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS. >> DO YOU THINK THE PRESIDENT HOLDS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DIVISIVE RHETORIC GOING ON IN OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE? >> DO YOU BELIEF THAT BERNIE SANDERS HOLDS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SHOOTING ON THE BASEBALL FIELD? SOME OF THESE OTHER ISSUES. WE CAN TALK ABOUT HOW PRESIDENT TRUMP HANDLES HIMSELF. MAYBE HE COULD HANDLE IT DIFFERENT. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE WANT SOMEBODY THAT'S GOING TO STAND UP. HE FIGHTS BACK. I THINK THERE'S THINGS OUT THERE WHERE THE ISSUES OF THE PRESS REALLY HAVE SOLD HIM SHORT AND CONSTANTLY ATTACK HIM. HE'S GOT A DIFFERENT MATTER — I'M GOIG TO LET PRESIDENT TRUMP BE PRESIDENT TRUMP. >> SO WHEN HE SAYS THE PRESS IS RESPONSIBLE, THEY'RE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. HOW DO YOU RESPOND? >> I'M GOING TO LET PRESIDENT TRUMP BE PRESIDENT TRUMP. I'LL DO THINGS THE WAY I SHOULD DO THEM, WAY I BELIEVE I SHOULD DO THEM. >> AND DON'T FORGET RED AND BLUE WILL STREAM LIVE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA IN LAS VEGAS. RED AND BLUE STREAMS EVERY MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY BEGINNING 5:00 P.M. EITHER. >>> AFTER THREATS OF A CONSUMER BOYCOTT, LAND O'LAKES SAYS IT'S ENDING ITS FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH A CONGRESSMAN WHO HAS TIES TO WHITE NATIONALISTS. LAND O'LAKES DONATED $2500 TO REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN STEVE KING IN JUNE. THE RECENT REVELATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA PROMPTED PEOPLE TO BOYCOTT THE DAIRY COMPANY'S PRODUCTS. LAND O'LAKES SAYS IT WILL STOP MAKING POLITICAL DONATIONS TO HIS RECAMPAIGN. IN SEPTEMBER THE IOWA REPUBLICAN STIRRED CONTROVERSY FOR ENDORSING A TORONTO MAYORAL CANDIDATE WHO EMBRACED WHITE SUPREMACIST VIEWS. CONGRESSMAN KING ALSO DISPLAYS A CONFEDERATE FLAG ON HIS DESK IN WASHINGTON. HE'S UP FOR REELECTION NEXT TUESDAY. >>> U.S. STOCKS TRADED HIGHER ON TUESDAY AFTER WALL STREET FELL SHARPLY MONDAY FOLLOWING A REPORT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING NEW TARIFFS ON CHINESE GOODS. BOTH THE DOW JONES AND THE S&P 500 HAVE LOST THEIR GAINS FOR THE YEAR. A RECENT CBS NEWS POLL FOUND 7 IN 10 AMERICANS THINK THE ECONOMY IS IN GOOD SHAPE. 42% BELIEVE IT'S IMPROVING. STEVEN MOORE COAUTHORED A NOTEBOOK. IT TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ADMINISTRATION'S ECONOMIC POLICIES. HE JOINED CBS THIS MORNING EARLIER. >> REMEMBER AT THAT TIME THAT WAS BACK AROUND JANUARY OF 2016. DEMOCRATS DIDN'T LIKE DONALD TRUMP VERY MUCH. THE REPUBLICANS DIDN'T LIKE HIM MUCH EITHER. THEY VIEWED HIM AS A THREAT TO THE PARTY. WE MET WITH DONALD TRUMP IN HIS OFFICE AT TRUMP TOWER — I KNOW YOU'VE BEEN THERE TO MEET WITH HIM — HE WAS — ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS I WAS WENT INTO THAT ROOM. I KNEW 14 OF THE OTHER 15 REPUBLICANS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. THE ONLY ONE I'D NEVER MET WAS TRUMP. I HAD A NEGATIVE IMPRESSION OF HIM. >> YOU THOUGHT HE WAS BRASH AND A MEDIA HOG. >> I THOUGHT HIS RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY WAS A PUBLICITY STUNT. HE COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE GRACIOUS. MORE ATTENTIVE AND INTERESTED AND POLICY SAVVY. WE DID PUT THIS TAX PLAN TOGETHER FOR HIM. THE COAUTHOR OF THE BOOK WAS THE ARCHITECT OF THE REAGAN TAX CUT. IT WAS A MEETING THAT REALLY CHANGED THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY. WE PUT THAT PLAN TOGETHER, GOT IT PASSED. >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF THE ECONOMY. DO YOU THINK THAT VOTER, THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE LOSING FAITH IN TRUMPONOMICS. >> NO. THIS IS SUCH AN AMAZING ECONOMY. WHEN WE TOOK OVER THE ECONOMY WAS GROWING AT BARELY 1.5%. WE'VE SEEN TWO STRAIGHT QUARTERS OF TREMENDOUS GROWTH. I SAW THE PRESIDENT AT THE ROSE GARDEN A COUPLE WEEKS AGO. I SAID TO HIM MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS WORKING BETTER THAN WE EVEN THOUGHT IT WOULD. HE SMILED AND SAID YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET. WE'RE REALLY IMPRESSED. TODAY WE HAVE 7 MILLION MORE JOBS THAN WE HAVE WORKERS TO FILL THEM. WE HAVE THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT RATE EVER. AM I WORRIED ABOUT THE STOCK MARKET? YES. >> THE LATEST GDP REPORT TALKED ABOUT TARIFFS ESSENTIALLY DRAGGING DOWN GROWTH. DO YOU AGREE THAT'S A PROBLEM? >> THAT'S A GREAT POINT. >> TO WORK WITH THEM. LARRY IS NOW THE CHIEF ECONOMIST FOR TRUMP. DONALD, WE CAN'T WORK FOR YOU. WE'RE FOR FREE TRADE. HE GOT VERY ANGRY AT THAT. I AM NOT A TRADE PROTECTIONIST. I WANT — I BELIEVE IN INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A BETTER DEAL. WE'VE GOT TO GET TOUGHER. >> ONE QUICK POINT. I CAME AROUND TO SOME EXTENT TO HIS WAY OF THINKING. I STARTED LOOKING AT THE EVIDENCE AND TRUMP WAS RIGHT. WE HAD LOWER TARIFFS THAN A LOT OF OTHER COUNTRIES WE HAVE TRADE DEALS WITH. IT WASN'T A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. ULTIMATELY WANT HE WANTS TO GET TO IS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD. >> THE LAST GROWTH NUMBERS WERE GOOSED BY SPENDING. SO WHEN YOU'RE GOOSING SPENDING, YOU'RE JUST DOING IT LIKE THE DEMOCRATS. >> I DON'T LIKE THE GOVERNMENT SPENDING. REPUBLICANS ARE SPENDING WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. THE DEFENSE SPENDING WAS A BIG COMPONENT. CONSUMER SPENDING WAS UP A LOT IN THE LAST QUARTER. THE QUARTER BEFORE THAT BUSINESS SPENDING WAS UP. WHAT'S INTERESTING ABOUT THE CONSUMER SPENDING NUMBERS. WHAT THE DEMOCRATS ARE SAYING THIS IS JUST A TAX CUT FOR THE RICH PEOPLE. TRUMP SAID I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS GOES TO MIDDLE CLASS WORKERS. TRUMP DOES — PEOPLE ASK WHAT DOES HE REALLY CARE ABOUT. I THINK HE CARES ABOUT THOSE WORKERS IN ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA AND PLACES LIKE CANTON, OHIO. THOSE KIND OF WORKING CLASS AMERICANS WHO HAVE ALWAYS VOTED DEMOCRAT AND TOOK A GAMBLE WITH TRUMP. >> THE TAX CUT IS UNPOPULAR. REVENUES ARE UP BUT NOT UP WHAT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN. >> THE ECONOMY IS POPULAR. >> IS GDP IS UP BECAUSE OF SPENDING, NOT BECAUSE OF — >> THAT'S A BIT OF AN EXAGGERATION. >> GENTLEMEN. >> PART OF IT, BUT THE PRIVATE SECTOR ECONOMY IS GROWING QUICKLY. >>> COMING UP, THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR THE BLACK BOX FROM THE DOOMED INDONESIAN PLANE. PASSENGERS WHO PREVIOUSLY FLEW ON THAT JET DESCRIBE THEIR FRIGHTENING RIDE. >>> IRAN BRACES FOR PUNISHING U.S. SANCTIONS. IRAN WARNS THE U.S. IT MAY END UP WITH AN EVEN BIGGER PROBLEM. THIS IS CBSN, ALWAYS ON. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PROMISING A CONTROVERSIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER TO LIMIT IMMIGRATION. THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO CHALLENGE BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP FOR BABIES BORN TO UNDOCUMENTED PARENTS ON U.S. SOIL. HIS PROPOSALS COULD STIR UP HIS SUPPORTERS AHEAD OF NEXT WEEK'S MIDTERMS. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PREPARING TO CHALLENGE A 150- YEAR-OLD CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARD THAT ANYONE BORN IN HAD AMERICA BECOMES AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. THE PRESIDENT TOLD THE NEWS SITE AXIOS HE PLANS TO SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO REMOVE THE RIGHT TO CITIZENSHIP FOR BABIES OF NONCITIZENS AND UNAUTHORIZED IMMIGRANTS BORN ON U.S. SOIL. >> ESSENTIALLY A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES FOR 85 YEARS WITH ALL OF THOSE BENEFITS. IT'S RIDICULOUS. >> THE 14th AMENDMENT, PASSED AFTER THE CIVIL WAR, SPECIFICALLY STATES ALL PERSONS, BORN OR NATURALIZED IN THE UNITED STATES ARE CITIZENS. THE PRESIDENT DID NOT OFFER ANY TIME TABLE ON WHEN HE WOULD SIGN THE ORDER, WHICH WOULD ELEMENT CERTAINLY BE CHALLENGED IN THE COURTS. >> I THINK IT'S A LEGALLY DUBIOUS CLAIM. HE SAYS I'VE GOT PEOPLE WHO SAY I CAN. HE HAS STACKED THE COURTS WITH A LOT OF CONSERVATIVES. SOME OF HIS CONFIDENCE MIGHT COME FROM THAT. >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS LAUNCHING A MAJOR MILITARY OPERATION ON THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER TO PREVENT A CARAVAN OF REFUGEES FROM ENTERING THE U.S. THE PENTAGON IS SENDING MORE THAN 5200 TROOPS TO THE BORDER. >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS CLAIMED WITHOUT EVIDENCE THAT THE GROUP OF ESTIMATED 7000 MIGRANTS POSES A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT THE MIGRANTS SAY THEY'RE SEEKING ASYLUM IN THE U.S. AND MEXICO TO ESCAPE GANG VIOLENCE AND EXTREME POVERTY IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES REUTERS PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT HAS BEEN TRAVELING WITH WITH JAMES MATTIS. HE JOINS US NOW FROM IT WASHINGTON. THE MILITARY HAS HISTORICALLY STAYED OUT OF POLITICS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS. WHY ARE THEY TAKING THIS ACTION NOW? WHAT MAKES THE SITUATION DIFFERENT? >> THAT'S THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION WE HAVEN'T GOT AN ANSWER FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. THIS CARAVAN IS AT LEAST A FEW WEEKS AWAY FROM THE BORDER. DOESN'T REALLY HAVE AN IMMINENT THREAT TO THIS COUNTRY AT THIS POINT IN TIME. THE QUESTION OF WHY IT'S HAPPENING NOW AND WHY ARE THEY'RE RUSHING TROOPS TO THE BORDER IS A GOOD ONE. EXPERTS WE'VE SPOKEN TO POINT OUT THE FACT IT'S A WEEK BEFORE THE MIDTERM ELECTIONS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP HIMSELF HAS MADE THE BORDER AND THE CARAVAN A BIG PART OF THIS ELECTION. THEY'RE POINTING TOWARDS THE POLITICS OF THIS. SECRETARY MATTIS, WE SPOKE WITH HIM ON SUNDAY COMING BACK FROM PRAGUE. HE POINTED OUT WHATEVER OR HOWEVER MANY TROOPS GO TO THE BORDER THEY'LL WORK WITHIN THIS LAW THAT REQUIRES THAT TROOPS ON BORDER DON'T TAKE PART IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S NOW. EXPERTS DO POINT TOWARDS A POLITICAL NATURE OF SUCH A DEPLOYMENT. >> YOU'VE BEEN TRAVELING WITH SECRETARY MATTIS. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE MATTIS WAS GOING TO BE THE ONE WHO WAS GOING TO PUSH AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP. WOULD SIGN HIS RESIGNATION OVER THIS ISSUE. WHY HASN'T HE BEEN MORE FORCEFUL? >> LAST WEEK WHEN YOU DID START HEARING — WE WERE HEARING ABOUT 800 TO 1000. THE LATEST NUMBER IS A JUMP. IT IS A BIT TOO EARLY TO TELL WHY SECRETARY MATTIS DIDN'T PUSH. ATTHE END OF THE DAY SECRETARY MATTIS IS — >>> WE WANT TO TAKE YOU NOW TO PITTSBURGH WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST FAMILY ARE VISITING THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE WHERE 11 PEOPLE WERE KILLED ON SATURDAY. THERE YOU CAN SEE THE MOTORCADE ENTERING THE SHOT THERE IN FRONT OF THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE. INSIDE THOSE CARS ARE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP AS WELL AS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S DAUGHTER IVANKA AND JARED KUSHNER. AS YOU KNOW, IVANKA AND JARED ARE JEWISH. THEIR CHILDREN ARE JEWISH. IT MUST BE ESPECIALLY POIGNANT VISIT FOR THE FIRST FAMILY. LET'S LISTEN IN. THERE IS FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP. THERE IS JARED KUSHNER. THE PRESIDENT'S SON-IN-LAW. WE NOW HAVE OUR DAVID BEGNAUD. HE IS OUTSIDE THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE. >> I HAD THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU FROM HERE, BUT AS SOON AS THE PRESIDENT PULLED UP THEY ACTUALLY JAMMED OUR SIGNAL SO WE LOST IT INSTANTLY. RIGHT BEHIND ME IS WHAT'S KNOWN AS THE — LOOKS LIKE HE ALREADY HAS. HE IS WITH THE FIRST LADY MELANIA TRUMP. WE'RE TOLD MR. TRUMP IS ALSO TRAVELING WITH HIS DAUGHTER IVANKA TRUMP AND HIS SON-IN-LAW JARED KUSHNER. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST LADY HAVE JUST GREETED THE RABBI AT THE TREE OF LIFE. THEY ARE NOW WALKING INTO THE SYNAGOGUE. WE'RE TOLD THAT MR. TRUMP WILL LIGHT A CANDLE FOR EACH OF THE VICTIMS INSIDE OF THE SYNAGOGUE. HE WILL NOT BE TAKEN TO THE AREA WHERE THE INDIVIDUALS DIED BECAUSE THAT IS STILL A CRIME SCENE. BUT HE WILL GO INTO WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE VESTIBULE OF THE SYNAGOGUE. THEY WILL SPEND A SHORT TIME THERE AND THEN THEY WILL COME OUTSIDE AND WE'RE TOLD THEY WILL LEAVE A ROCK FOR EACH OF THE VICTIMS, AS IS CUSTOMARY IN THE JEWISH FAITH. THE ROCK, WE'RE TOLD, COMES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. THEY WILL ALSO LAY A SINGLE WHITE ROSE IN FRONT OF EACH OF THE 11 STARS OF DAVID THAT HAVE BEEN PLACED OUT HERE. THERE'S PROBABLY, I DON'T KNOW, 500 BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS. IT'S VERY QUIET, VERY SOMBER RIGHT NOW AS I LOOK DOWN THE STREET. THERE'S PROBABLY A DOZEN OR SO PEOPLE OUTSIDE THE POLICE TAPE WHO ARE WATCHING. I SHOULD TELL YOU THAT AT THE HOME OF FRED ROGERS, THE BELOVED MISTER ROGERS. THERE ARE SEVERAL HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE WHO HAVE SHOWN UP TO PROTEST. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT TRUMP COMING. PEOPLE WHO ARE HOLDING SIGNS SAYING THINGS SUCH AS VOTE AND THERE HAVE BEEN ABOUT 75,000 PEOPLE, WE'RE TOLD WHO SIGNED A PETITION. I'M A LITTLE SURPRISED TO SEE THE RABBI OF THE SYNAGOGUE HERE. MR. MYERS INITIALLY SAID THE PRESIDENT CAN COME AT ANY TIME. THEN HE REPORTEDLY TOLD CNN THAT HE GOT A BARRAGE OF HATEFUL E-MAILS. HE WAS DISTURBED BY THEM AND HE DIDN'T THINK HE WOULD ATTEND TODAY BECAUSE HE HAD FUNERALS HAPPENING EARLIER IN THE DAY. I CALLED THE RABBI ABOUT AN HOUR AND A HALF AGO. HE SAID I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION. I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT HE MEANT. I SAID,FORGIVE ME, WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WITH IT'S VERY SIMPLE. HE SAID I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION THE CALL ENDED POLITELY. I'M NOT SURE IF HE DIDN'T WANT TO CONFIRM IT OR IF THE WHITE HOUSE ASKED HIM NOT TO SAY ANYTHING. HE IS IN FACT HERE. HE GREETED THE PRESIDENT. IT'S VERY QUIET. VERY SILENT. MEMBERS OF THE PRESS POOL ARE HERE. FROM WHAT I CAN TELL IT'S KIND OF HARD TO SEE THROUGH THE BEAST. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY ARE STILL INSIDE RIGHT NOW. I'LL TOSS IT BACK TO YOU FOR THE MOMENT. >> DAVID BEGNAUD IN PITTSBURGH IN FRONT OF THE TREE OF LIFE SYNAGOGUE. THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE'LL TAKE A QUICK BREAK NOW. WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH MUCH MORE CBSN. STAY WITH US. >>> INVASIVE SPECIES ARE PUSHING NATIVE WILDLIFE AND INDUSTRIES TO THE BRINK. >> WE CAN'T HAVE THESE THINGS GETTING TO THE SIZE THAT THEY GET. AT THIS SIZE IT CAN DEFINITELY TAKE YOUR CAT AND DOG. SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. >> OH MY GOD. >> VERY, VERY PRODUCTIVE. >> SOME TOOK THEM IN AS PETS BUT WERE OVERWHELMED AND SET THEM LOOSE IN THE EVERGLADES. ONLY ELITE HUNTERS ARE ALLOWED TO GO AFTER THEM. >> GOT ONE. >> AFTER SEEING — JUMPING IN THE BOAT. >> MY REVENGE NOW. THIS IS ACTUALLY VERY, VERY GOOD. >>> SOME PEOPLE WANT TO CHANGE TRICK OR TREATING FOREVER. A CHANGE.ORG PETITION HAS MORE THAN 31,000 SIGNATURES URGING THE WHITE HOUSE TO MOVE HALLOWEEN TO THE LAST SATURDAY OF OCTOBER. SUPPORTERS SAY THAT SAVING THE FUN FOR THE WEEKEND WOULD MAKE HALLOWEEN SAFER, LONGER AND STRESS FREE. CBS NEWS CORRESPONDENT JERRICA DUNCAN SPOKE WITH A MOTHER WHO FAVORS THE CHANGE. >> ALL HALLOWS EVE HAS BECOME A NIGHT OF FROLIC. CHILDREN WEAR COSTUMES AND RUN AMOK. >> AMOK AMOK. >> RUNNING AMOK ON HALLOWEEN WOULD BE SO MUCH SWEETER ON A SATURDAY. THAT'S WHAT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE BELIEVE WHO SIGNED AN ONLINE PETITION. >> GUESS WHAT. YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE ME TRICK OR TREATING. >> NOT THIS YEAR. >> MOM SAID YOU HAVE TO. >> WELL SHE CAN TAKE YOU. >> ACCORDING TO THE HALLOWEEN AND COSTUME ASSOCIATION, THE ORGANIZATION THAT STARTED THE PETITION, 70% OF PARENTS DO NOT ACCOMPANY THEIR CHILDREN TRICK OR TREATING

24 thoughts on “Watch Live: Donald and Melania Trump visit Tree of Life Synagogue to pay tribute after shooting

  1. The man said it’s not a campaign rally well then why are there on a day where he is coming to mourn the loss of those lives. You can have your signs so why can’t a trump supporter have his?

  2. Here's a video these leftist scumbags at CBS will never show you: https://www.facebook.com/whitehousebrief/videos/316377875810438/?eid=ARAzAvo0vqwYZ9vbEuJfEJ58_F51LtWCO-04cUd0vd4TwryVTbzzItXI0MKcbmyf1yq-YFdktha821vY

  3. These who hate Trump may be the same people who supported Obama's promise of "change" without him explaining what that change would be, and his anthem of hope, without the definition of what they were hoping for… sad people who cannot reason.

  4. so a slogan: make America great again is deemed hateful and political now?… and divisive?… how twisted… and, yet, as I look at this video I see lots of hateful signs directed at President Trump… how sad that people have gotten their minds so twisted

  5. Lmao the event organizers were handing out anti-trump propaganda to people who were just trying to mourn, Have some class

  6. Trump inspired this crime, no one want you to be around.
    Families of the victims should launch a class action law suit against the president to hold him accountable for the crime that he inspired.

  7. The Two Clowns arriving at a Serious, Solemn moment! – What a Mockery!!!! – Two Chumps pretending they care???

  8. People say Trump is a racist. Now you can take Don Lemons words and say he's a racist. We can all keep doing a big circle and point the fingers. Or we can all get a long and quit listening to the media on both sides and just get a long.
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cnns-don-lemon-biggest-terror-threat-in-this-country-is-white-men

  9. Thank you President Trump and First Lady for showing such honor to these people by visiting them. A class act !

  10. I hope people understand that the media has taken a new stance recently on nationalism. They now do what they can to vilify the term ever harder than they ever did before. In fact, there was this show I watched for years called Madam Secretary and I recently stopped watching because the first episode of their new season (5), the Secretary gave a speech at the end of the episode where she said "…I am convinced that nationalism is the greatest threat to our democracy…" I laughed and deleted the episode and canceled the series. Far left is getting wilder and wilder everyday.

  11. The Mayor of Pittsburgh and the Governor don’t meet the President of the United States . You got to be kidding me. On matter your political view under these conditions it’s insane.

  12. GIVE IT UP HATERS THIS MAN IS WINNING & U R SO FULL OF HATE (((HIS DAUGHTER SON IN LAW & GRANDCHILDREN R JEWISH!!)) U CANT BE THIS EVIL U R ALL HATERS U WILL FACE IT ALL SOONER OR LATER, NOW CHECK OUT THE LIST OF EVIL AGAINST THIS PREZ MY PREZ THE MAN I LOVE !! I LOVE HIM SO MUCH I LOVE HOW HE JUST CALLS ALL OUT HE FORGIVE HE KEEPS GOING ON &NO WAY HE'S GONNA STOP SMACKING YOU ALL RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES ..ITS BEAUTIFUL EVEN FUNNY & U LOSERS KNOW HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH AN INSANE EVIL PERSON ((TAKING A GUN & SHOOTING FOLKS IN A SYNAGOGUE)) THINK WHAT IT TAKES TO DO THAT JUST THINK 4 A MOMENT HOW MUCH SATAN EVIL A PERSON HAS 2 REACH TO ACTUALLY DO THIS, NOW GET ON YOUR KNEES & THANK GOD WE HAVE A TRUE NON POLITICIAN SAVING OUR LAND FROM THE GODLESS

  13. QUEEN ELIZABETH REVELS WHITE HOUSE SECRET MEDICAL TEST REPORT THAT TRUMPH GOT JUUUUUUST 3 CENTIMETRE PENIS THATS WHY TRUMPH PROVOKING PEOPLE IN THE NAME OF COLOR AND SHOWING HIS FRUSTRATION

  14. Spanky fans you better wake up. This man's going to throw you under the bus. He don't like you. He's using you to keep from talking to Mueller because Spanky is a liar and a thief and a con artist.

  15. Trump was once so involved in trying to block an Indian casino that he secretly approved attack ads. Trump signed off on this ad attacking an Indian tribe as criminals and drug dealers. Below a photo of needles and lines of powder, Trump wrote, "Roger – this could be good!"

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-anti-indian-campaign-20160630-snap-story.htm 

    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-anti-indian-campaign-20160630-snap-story.html

    http://documents.latimes.com/trump-personally-approved-ads-slamming-indian-tribe-could-be-good/

  16. Oh really media is so concerned about the Jews they will stand with Palestine and do one side assualt on Israel and now they care a lot.Trump is the Pro-Jew president ever agree or not.It's a fact

  17. I think jew communists need more leaders like Lennin, Trotsky and Stalin to protect them from crazy goy. Impeach Trump! He is being blackmailed. Trump is treasonous.

  18. He said sports are intertwined with what they do….its ironic how this happened to Pittsburgh once Collin signed to Nike

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