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Oh. You walk. Good afternoon. Two more days until the work we over. Attribution to Rahm Emanuel that one. As Tony you know today is day fifty president trump administration. A lot talk about a lot has gotten done. He's O'Brien or. Happy birthday to finally united all. Sorts. And just first fifty days the president has taken. Many key step towards Hillary and I just innate American people candidate. He's jumpstart job creation not only because it is executive actions. But through its urgent economic confidence and optimism that inspired the election. President tried not exactly a business need to thrive and grow therefore adding well paying any job market. Obviously we're very pleased to jobs report came out morning. It's great news for American workers. During the first full month of the trump presidency. The economy added 235000. New jobs and the employment rate down to four point 7%. Notably we are not significant growth in the construction. Manufacturing. And mining sector. The unemployment rate ticked down in labor force participation rate. Op showing even as more people are re entering the job market. Judy economic optimism that I spoke about this this is our continuing to grow and create jobs. The president looks forward to continuing his work with the private sector to clear road blocks key infrastructure projects. Withdraw from job killing trade deals like the trans Pacific partnership. And lack of bureaucratic red tape that makes additional hiring difficult for American. He's taking action to ensure the insecurity the united homeland is Burton borders and people. He has proposed great rebuilding of our nation's military buying a full review of our military readiness. And supported by 54 billion dollar budget increase. He's implemented new protections to prevent people coming in our country. Do us harm. As a result of the presidential memorandum on January 28. The president has received a plan to defeat I guess designed by secretary of defense and the national security team. Justice is promised during the campaign he's made enforcing our nation's immigration law top priority. Signing executive orders to start work on other border wall. In hand the public safety of Americans through ordering the strong enforcement of immigration laws Arianna while. Halting funding jurisdictions in the United States they don't comply with federal immigration rules. And directing the Department of Homeland Security higher combined 151000. New officers and agents should support him and protect the nation. He's outlined in aggressive legislative agenda that includes tax reform that brings relief mall this in the middle class. Massive commitment to infrastructure investment that would generate jobs and rebuild our nation and repealing and replacing obamacare. In fact just this week you began working with congress correctly on repealing the worst part obamacare and replacing it with the American health care act. And this particular legislation just one prong in president comprehensive approach to reforming our health care. The administration. Is also taking additional. To stabilize health insurance market. Are bringing down costs for the millions of Americans have been affected by obamacare. Such a life insurance market and regulatory reform including the ability to purchase insurance across state lines. Providing individuals and families with lower access without access to lower cost options by loosening the restrictions on financial structure plans offered. The Obama care exchanges. And finally the president committed to working with congress on additional legislation that won't be subject to the budget reconciliation. That allowed a part of health insurance across dateline. That will streamline the process of the FDA to bring down the cost of critical match. To allow the mansion of health savings account to allow more Americans use their funds for more health care costs are related costs. In a much more. There's one page fact sheet that lays out the three prong the president planned. To repeal and replace. All Americans can use that one patriotism L that White House. Repeal and replace. From pre downloaded share this weekend. This administration's RD comp are ready looking forward to all that we'd been planning to accomplish an occasion we had. He's got a document outlining each of the year email boxes of the president's major actions during these first days. We've made available to the public is well whitehouse dot. In terms of the general or his fiftieth day in office the president will be having a series of meetings and calls. Moving even further along on the the most significant campaign promise me. The American people. After eating you know intelligence briefing this morning the president let health care discussion with key house committee chairs. Kept. Telling ushering in American health care act through the first phase of the legislative process. He noted that he is pleased to bill passed through both committee the energy and commerce committee and the Ways and Means Committee with unanimous Republican support. It is working to get an additional legislation. To further work towards turning health care system that works for every individual and family in this. Together the president Republicans in congress act I keep their promise the American people. In attendance at the meeting in an arena including vice president or congressman who lack the chair of the House Budget Committee. And Brady that your house ways and means many small and chair of energy and commerce committee. Congresswoman Foxx Sharon. Education workforce committee. And chairman good lap of the judiciary. In addition to that he'll outreach senior officials department arguments are. Have met with the American Medical Association. That bill. And will be meeting with additional stake holders in the coming days the president's committee making them better and that includes making sure is seen here being that small interest group. In pursuit of a more affordable and accessible health care. This afternoon the president had a call with President Abbas the Palestinian Authority how to read out of that soon. The president had lunch with that secretary election and this afternoon the president will meet the secretary of housing and urban development doctor and Carson. In exports are discussing a mission to create strong stable and inclusive communities with quality affordable housing. Especially the ways in which we can partner with the private sector to come up with innovative solutions that turn out to round and power are struggling communities. Looking ahead of the weekend the president and we can hear the White House in a series of meetings with team. The president the vice president's office has already announce the details of this trip to Louisville, Kentucky where you'll participate in this in actually small businesses and job creators. Throughout the community and and joined by governor Babin will hear from local mall. The vice president will ask the president's economic agenda especially the repeal and replacement aspects of obamacare and how will reduce the burden on August. He will thank include formal remarks at the train art in distributions that are. Also coming up George judge corsets confirmation hearings will begin on March 20. Yesterday the American Bar Association reported their committee was. It committee determined by unanimous vote. Judge court which was given a quote well qualified. Mark for the Supreme Court. The president export engine of course you'd be fair hearing and up and down vote on the floor. Finally the president's weekly address. It's out it's women's history month. In his plans to repeal and replace obamacare it aired this morning on FaceBook lie is now available to watch and you Cuban like stack up. Anchorage and check it out. With that eclectic. Questions. Yeah. Simpson John Roberts always an action it didn't want him that night yeah. I appreciate. Thank you now there's no problems. Time now wants your quest. Our involvement there and Rangers in the regions in Syria Marcy dramatic change. Vietnam our presence on the ground for a way out of time is the president giving general James to borrow US forces on the program. A US marine artillery unit and a team of Rangers have recently been. Positioned in Syria to provide combined joint task force operation in our resolve. The commander the agility to expedite the destruction. I Rocca in particular the exact numbers and locations. Of the forces are still in order for tax. The location of course is obvious there'll be a part in additional 400 enabling force deployed under existing authorities are temporary period. Tony deal are hearing partner for us to accelerate to defeat vice. And Rocca I think as I mentioned before. One of the things the president had. Insured is that the commanders the flexibility. To do what they need to fulfill the mission. The president as. Commander in chief. Me well are and signs off on all of those nations but at the end of the day going to be up to the general execute. Their mission to make sure that we continued to PI. And protect our nation. Our involvement there cruiser complicate the whole picture him as realignment Kurds in the states and NATO challengers sneakers and and then there's what happens with Russia its involvement with the Syrian government so that it big problem with Iraq was we never plan. So what are the plans that gay actors here when Rocca Paul who occupies. Well. One of the things that you know I mentioned in the script that part of what the president has done during his first fifty days is issued an executive order January 28. For the secretary of defense to submit a comprehensive planning constellation joint chiefs. And other members of national security team to defeat ice that is part of that plan and I think. You are seeing a comprehensive approach to not only how we're gonna engage Syria what. The total defeat in elimination of ice so that is part of an ongoing process that secretary defense charity Georgie and others. Have been involved in in recent press person that I view who should occupy Iraq should be brilliant questions to our coalition I had an errant like it's either right adding it as we devolved that plan. More for you on that I think you've already killed one when questioned Friday. We're gonna get back at Jon Karl when questioned Friday that it. Shall we. Chair and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee asked the Justice Department to turn over any information that they. There was any wiretapping. Present electoral Kennedy trial trump tower if there is no evidence that anti wiretapping. Will the president apologized. Let's go bomb for me. Here I don't we let's let's not get an arsenal he's important he. Where that goes and I don't want pre judge. They're work at that time Jim Miller there what's he again I am but I think you're you're asking what if there's evidence and does it mean. I'm not getting into a series of hypotheticals. Pre judging outcome of a report or investigation. That has occurred I think once that's done will respond appropriately Jim. It. There. There. Here. Wanted to see support for the order of all we can now congress. The president was very clear something that he campaigned on and promised the American people as an effort to both protect our national security. Economic security. And he's gonna feel that's why she's already started to work with Department of Homeland Security on what the plan funding mechanism in the bidding in the RP prop. We'll roll out slowly. Shortly thank. But that's applied teaming intends to maintain John Bennett. I actually don't come here lately but it was 28 days right around the corner government funding expires. Get an ad during the transition period you guys ask. We're short term CR that you can only end when she ran off. What's the White House doing right now to move forward I shut down and it involves resources they can point to specific talks so what's the safest place. Director mommy's gonna released budget and I'm sixteenth. That our staff and working with them. Get the budget and control we're approaching. Twenty trillion dollars. Of the art net and I think we need to get spending under control. And so part of funding the government goes hand in hand went with keeping track of what we're planning on our our priorities are. We've begun that passed back process that we talked about internally within the executive branch a direct from Albania several conversations with members. I'm hale people's eyes and you have them in the vice president and actively engaged well. But but to your question I mean. That's part of the price we need to release a budget first about what our priorities are for the coming year. An and make sure that we do we can't go on orbit in this goes hand in hand with. There. I understand so bright you're taught me that is the seventeenth. But I think what they go hand in hand I think he need you close out at like seventeen and then our budget lays out where we want ago. At play team and I think once we have a handle on that point eighteenth. We can we can start to backfill. I'm 27 and seventeen. And I'm not gonna I appreciate what I and that's John gacy thank. On that a lot of the one question for today. President has had in the past that he welcomes. Compromise is handed her over to compromise. Immigration legislation that's coming up this morning when he spoke to the science monitor. Press breakfast. Minority leader Nancy Pelosi said. That. She would like to see the comprehensive immigration package. That passed the senate was stopped at my house brought back. And that was her over a compromise. Very. Oh what's the administration's position. What. Former speaker of the. Org and your part of the gang of eight correct that's correct I think depressed it's very clear eyed during the campaign trail that's not a build it that he supports. But he looks forward to engaging with members I find it wait force to fix our broken him. That Ellen particularly in a nonstarter it was not hard when you know part time. I think he continues to be announced tired of the president recognizes. That system is broken and and they want to work with congress to think it under. I. Believe there and actively working to undermine the president. Well I think that there's no question when you had eight years of one party in office. That there are people who. Staying governor of affiliated with him you know. Join and and continue to bounce he agenda the previous administration so I don't think it's coming and surprised that there are people that. Burrowed into government during eight years the last administration and you know may have believed in that engine and didn't want any you don't think that comes. I was the key and I have a presidential mandate to these people out and fire them purge them from an appointment that the yanks now. Part of a mandate and any. I'm out in L one point thank you. Yeah yeah it is. Residence or deserves credit for. On February jobs numbers each Britney did my question to you how much do you feel about president trump he credited or how would you characterize. The economy net president trump was handed over. Well look and our numbers are up and down we recognize that but I think there's no question when you look at the CEOs at a higher and higher people. And the CEOs and it talked about investments they wanna make America. I you know you can look back over the last several administrations I don't believe I've ever seen. The number of CEOs and business come out and talk about investments in continuing investment and expansion of investments or hiring. Big on the station an agenda of an administration the way they happen and so. Not just a question of what we believe. I think if you look at aid the auto makers that we you know the other manufacturers. And and frankly some of the service industries that have come out and talked about the investment that they're gonna make but the continuation. Of a project that bad going or the movement of one of and manufacturing plant or her job investment. Those that speak for themselves not a question of what we believe. The question of the commitment that US manufacturers and job creators and businesses are making because they've won. By and shoot the president's agenda in tandem and vision for decree more tax and regulatory. Business and the environment you grow here and I think. That does speak for themselves. So. Odds are. Literally look can you look at the confidence index. They're all going to the top I think the stock market generate over three billion dollars of additional wealth and he was elected. I'm there are several several economic indicators. That show tries shines a prank. Because of the president's vision and agenda and I don't think that that. You know. That's any secret and we talked to the economy and Arctic. To business leaders they have confidence in the president's agenda that'll yield. For a more favorable business plan to hire more Americans to expand manufacturing base in America to make us more competitive around the globe. On and so you know I I do believe that but I don't think it's a question of what. I believe with the administration les I think if you look at what outside economists and what is leaders do they confirm that Ayman. Ask the president referred to particular job reports is phony or totally fiction. The president believes that this jobs report was accurate in the fairway way to measure of the economy. Yeah I talked the president prior of that. And he said quote I'm very clearly they may have been phony and a fast but it's very real now. Yeah. Yesterday about and where. I eat your earnings. Today that transitions. Are. Right. So there's a big difference between when he files. Which is the other day two days ago. And and what happened and what the AP is reporting just sort Claire is that. A personal layer of general plans contacted a transition lawyer. And ask for guidance on what eaten sugar should not do the lawyer was instructed stated that that wasn't the role of the transition. And that it was up you know personal lawyer to work with. The appropriate authorities are subject matter experts determine. What was appropriate what was not an appropriate terms filing. But this was say a personal matter that he is a matter not something that would appropriate would be appropriate for a government entity gives some guidance on when they should file. As an individual as a private citizen that was the guys that was given. Which is consistent with what should be gone and down and out. I I don't think should be shocked anybody that if you're ask a government lawyer. What you should do when your private capacity as it is and they're gonna tell you should consult. Expert in that area it to determine what you should or should not him. That the air that will remember that there. There are tons of individuals that consult with. With with the lawyers and the ethics expert and say I own a stock while at LA and I don't know business on the house. And and for the most part they're they're given guidance as San Diego he professional how consult with the entity can tell the Laramie like. You know asking offer tax advice you know on and what you'll if you call the Ira and I wanted to know what she's doing this they will tell you consult a tax. That's not the job of of a government official tell you what you should or should not do in your path using private citizen. And so there's this 888 that a different scenario on it any you know what do you regardless of what department you calling government. The other department of education and that is caged and urged the probably refer you to a local entity or to a teacher you're asking about your own child that's not like government officials. They're very clear about the line between private. Action in government action Jordan. Agree with. It. Make. You doubt it here. Well I think that that that build it is. Before the house right now the reconciliation peace and again I cannot reiterated enough it's part of a three prong processed but the current. To. Just several things number one the first time that you're gonna happen. And a full addressing. Entitlement like in decades. It is actually a very very good thing for conservatives when you look at. How we're gonna attract. Medicaid and an entitlement that many conservatives have fought for years. Need to be addressed but that being said the president's also been very clear to all discussion that common and that throughout the week that I meet with members of congress and outside groups. They someone's got an idea they can make this legislation. More I will give more choice the American people. Drive down caught making more patients under you listen to but I think right now that's where the bill and we're gonna continue to listen and work with members how and eventually and it. I'm and so I don't wanna prejudged where what the pot at all. But the bill was crafted in a way that I think represents. The president thinking. And and very. Smart way of addressing entitlement and pork projects. And the president is Lewis goes. I hit it right I. Right now the date that in the Dallas what the president support he's willing to listen to individuals. On different aspects of the bill that might make it. That might achieve the goals and out and not a question negotiation. We unity in the bill and that Dayton they'll. But I think as the bill continues. To work its way and how. You know on us for speaker Ryan he's got members there approaching him with ideas I'm sure he's listening to them as well. Senator McConnell probably young's seen machine and it. And that's the way that the crop is gonna work and made it very clear in the get go that this process going to be one where we take the best idea. Who analysts and individuals and try to make sure that we achieve the goals that the president has laid out principles that he is now. Backing off time and time. I practice this morning when you record at the end of the day he hotly true of the president allegation that it's. Former because that is not collars and work. Shia and it Obama would not exactly and it was the only time for the house intelligence committee to investigate allegations. Does the White House had any evidence through the review. House leaders eager how an area near where speaker is playing and could you planes. Why pregnant hacked it out yet the IG about this correctly I. Think we spoke very clearly about what we like happened on and the creator we believe how intelligence committee. The appropriate forum prop. You look in his report. The president was. All right and now. Mr. Now and to and you remember the natural or clear. You wouldn't. General plan filed with them are just two days ago. How would anyone know that is gonna mean it sort of gas and hop when he. That's up to a personal lawyer and again each purse and go through the props and government. Seeks counts making aren't as they own activities conducted. What they have to do not you but this this is something that you know it's like asking whether. Sony you file I'm a client went out there to file a lobbying disclosure form. That's not a urge us to determine. That's up for them and their counsel to determine if they engaged in activities in the past or whatever it is it or if a doctor need to go in. Are their certification does not up for the government determined there are certain. Private activity that you conducting council on. Or professional advice. Not up to the government. And that's exactly how to market is it like we have here at extra yard or your question John John. Would you I think this is all or not John attorney call the transitions and it. Don't person who is delighted in the national security advisor meaning to register as a foreign agent and that doesn't raise you know it's not a question of raise a red flag John. It's a question of whether or not they gave from the advice they're exposed to which is it is not up to them to make decisions. You what you need to do or not you know there are certain activities that fall under each of these requirements as far as what the threshold is what activities. Who the findings or was that are under. It is not up to nor is it appropriate. Nor is it legal. For the government start going into private citizens seeking advice in telling them what they have to register or not. No the equivalent of walking through tax returns and not a deduction should take that is that's why would you contact these agencies will tell you you should seek counsel or. Professional advice expertise in would ever mattered as. That is not up to them determine plain and simple. Glenn. John will definitely. Question thanking them. Moving beyond legal question here. It's an issue judgment about who you guys on here in your administration's new York new republic reports that your potential national security advisor. Had dealings with the government of Turkey a controversial. Moment in time. Congressman Cummings. Sent a letter. And my hamstring transition or this and raising it. Mister pence was on television. Yesterday it seemed quite yet apology. Yeah let. Well not a bit but before you accuse the vice president and think you know what he said was that he was not aware of the filing just sort Claire and he wasn't. On the larger question. About arms in the Eagles. And the transition teams judgments. Still appointing him an advisor when you on this matter but if you're asking me forget about the legalism. That's what we ask people to follow the law. You can't forget about the legal. Expert and that's what you said and bouncing that's what we do it. They consulted a lawyer. Which everyone who had something you know is advised you that Lara consulted the transition Allard said it is your job to consult the appropriate lawyers and we. And in terms of we're moving beyond the issue papers and the papers here we're talking about the judgment. The judgment that president the vice president and you're in need to let this man national security advisor. When you. Information and yet he's doing with Turkey. Why but it's a question of what dealings are you referring to the fact that he had a client. You all of the head of the department the Defense Intelligence Agency. Unbelievably qualified forty years in the military. With impeccable credentials or what what is it that eat what what is exactly are you getting because. So far he has impeccable credentials he had a dollar Korean military. Widely respected and I think you hit it sorts it impugn his intent. He went out. But again there was no disclosure at the time. And the question is is that if she's council worked with whomever he worked with and determined that he didn't that's up to him but it was optic and the burden is on the individual. The legal advice or professional expertise to decide what they have to violent not. Mean we could literally have a hypothetical question about somebody who needed an inappropriate filing and tax returns. Or another or or professional. Qualification. At the end of the day when people present with you they are advised C expertise and counsel legal advice. About what's appropriate what's not that is not is not up to the transition attorney to go through someone's livelihood and determine. What they need they were given the proper legal advice that time which is he expertise that matter eve party obtained council and the and our. The transition officials were not overly concerned actually just not overly concerned plan. The question do they provide him the avenues they were both of which it did they tell him he. Council and they did and that's what will happen. That's it plain and simple. I guess the question it would be right after this race cars that may the other members of the administration's. It's worth transition. That world war currently lobby on behalf of foreign governments right now that may be advising president and I left. I think we we try people a lot the appropriate forms. That they need in this case to an end and the president acted accordingly back and I think he made the right call that. Happens Americans equipment recorder and I. You're asking me this is the this is like saying everybody can you can you tell me the error that the executives NBC news had gone through every single persons in reporter Akron. I understand that but but we try people thought the reforms that they're required to do so and on and legal manner. And in this case. He match or actually file the forms that are exposed to you but we advise him to do with the legal and proper thing lies. And that's the right thing for the administration that we did the right thing Dan. And we expect every employee to follow the law this president when it comes at that. When it comes a lot institute a five year ban any ban people he isn't ran on a commitment to drain want he has been very committed to making sure. That we institute high standards here and there were held them. And so at the end of the day when he found out that general plan had betrayed the trust of of the vice president back in the day he let him go out the president has high standards for everyone network administration that the answer your questions. If somebody does something that is not in keeping with the president Anderson set for every single person. Administration they will be blacked out. All right right now I believe that everybody has done what is legally than required and I can't. Tell you that. Get every single person has done everything I can you. The president has made clear to every person's administration you're expected to live up to high standards that he he sent them. And if you don't you'll be dismissed. You. The well. I missed. It what else. Also. The U presidency it and they can. Korea. Several leading candidates. See. Ya hey you know so a whole unit deployment of the thoughts. Oh. Atlanta. You'd be in you know you. Well I. I believe they have to have an election within sixty days and acting president. We have strong relationships with it would continue. That you. Work with South Korea there was an ally in a brand in the region that is obviously. And an issue that we continue to keep up with on the developments there. It's a domestic issue in which the United States takes no position. And the outcome of that election it's up to the Korean people and their democracy democratic institutions. To determine the future of their country. The United States continues to be steadfast ally friend and partner to the Republic of Korea. And down and that that's it. Obviously that is but vehicle accident. Two you press. I'm. Pleading with the tower. Topic now it's violation. Federal rules so I wanna get there. Count yeah. President's future. And also you generally critics say the wrist and questions. I. Yeah and that rule instituted. Deal with with market fluctuation could be wrong believe that. I think tweeting out. Great way to start Friday here at the actual number that you all have reported. I isn't it yeah I mean. Don't make me make this podium move. I. I mean on godlike. Every every reporter here. Reported out that we had 235000. Jobs or point out and there is an at 88 and it didn't go live to a ditch weed out. Great way to start a Friday and yet the president was exciting to see more Americans back to work. I don't think that's exactly markets option. I think if there's a lot of excitement in this country when we look at. The Paula the president has in unit. Helped put more Americans back to work so I mean and and Google it let. Way out. You know. Went out of their way not. Harlem rearranged. Or. Something and again and I think there's a difference on board yeah it's not about it. How many Chinese wanting to get analysis and whatever literally tweeting out great news I think yeah we're excited. That that one that president and the rest of the team. All the news this morning as reported on every television Asian Twitter the Internet. And every major news site. In in the country you know on the world. We're excited to see so many Americans back to work. So I apologize if we are a little excited and we're so glad he so many fellow Americans back to work but that's actually. For display. At Oakland with the heat Haloti. For Turkish during the campaign I didn't ask my question he's. Like remember. I think we keep we keep forgetting something. His attorney. Then went to a transition attorney who told you need to seek counsel on this and get further guidance that does not a question of re flag is not for us to adjudicate. Whether or not someone needs to file under you know the lobbying disclosure act that far registration act that's not the job. Of a transition attorney is to tell them to seek additional council Ortiz too late you know where to find that information not not to tell them what to do or not. It. Certainly not. Not a good attorney getting legal and is that I don't accretion was brought the vice president's attention. Today and he raised questions we get to the president look into her. And because they think it's fairly simple to say why in this car we're going to several people the answer is do they seek the appropriate professional. Advice and count and they did and not the answer elect. Don't care of that. Study that aren't. Particularly. A tax credit portion how bill. That he. It will lead to legislation that I avoided that particular provision that is you know evidence but additionally it. I I think it more and more at play president talk to you members of congress. And outside groups number one I think they're excited to understand Italian and I think he addresses in the weekly address you can find it. Odd that continues to explain. I'm the comprehensive aspect of that I reconciliation peace. The administrative piece that secretary price institute. And then the additional legislation buying. Health care cross lines allowed small business is hopeful that things. Allowing. Health savings can't stand the streamlining of the federal the FDA. I'm going after medical malpractice all the things that bring caught out. But as I've noted before any people are remembered if you get your your health care. Through your employer which the majority of Americans do. You are not taxed tonight or employers not taxing it is fairly and inadequate in on and on balance. For small business owners ranchers and farmers. Sold over hires. You have to face a disproportionate tax burden. Because they're not a big employer I think this is something tech. Conservatives should be embracing and I think the more that they understand it comprehensive nature of this they are they're beginning to support more. It. Tax. Absolutely. It. Is. Bell choir where mr. jobs and still owns. I don't I. Good for you to department and yet. Thank you shot. President treated that out for the past eight years and you bomb presents. Russia quote. Ran over. You know. In particular. Picked off Crimea and missiles which the president is right we actually we. Given that he's used to be focused on crime he as far as he's concerned. Will the president use the authority and funding granted him in the G-8. And lethal offensive weapons Ukraine has been called or by the house and Senate Armed Services Committee chairman. It was in both party platforms although the Republicans things work down. He's not going to like it used so we excellence and the kids that are asking. The president to do it. It would rather focus our efforts with Russia on partnering to try to use. Well I think in Nasser Haley noted that the UN. It any attempt to undermine sanctions currently exists because of the annexation of Crimea. Will remain in place until that. And that issue is resolved I'm not gonna say that the president when it comes as overall negotiating strategy. Has made very clear in a variety or is philosophies not want that says I'm gonna tell you what do you people car. To maximize negotiating. I'm not gonna. I'm not gonna get in Q the president negotiating a tiny bit. He continues to engaged. With the president with the president of Russia and secretary Telus and I'm not. We're not rate prying into our question. And those that do with my yes we Canada. Several dozen emails we've the congressman's point of getting emails and get a repeal replace obamacare. Want to give everybody what congress and senators who addresses congress. Well I think part of what we're trying to do we don't have an aim at federal that. Right now a third of the counties around our country have one provider. That's not choice. I think the president understands that very clearly and that's frankly why. He's pushing the American healthcare and you know why why we're doing is that many Americans have no choice. And that. You want thirty greater choice and lower cost byte by doing this up that we're doing especially as it. The third prize allowing competition over state lines and taking the government mandates away from the app to include. That's really gonna and you more choice and there'll be more options if you remember prior obamacare. You can go out in the open market and go from a variety of different. Options and and tailor what you or your family needed based on the conditions these otter deductible that you want it. And choice dried up with obamacare and he got that the point now is it. If you want more of that kind of system then this is the dole in the legislation and that and that comprehensive approach to it that you should be supporting. The perception it somehow congress. Senators senators and congress can get. Better here than even dressed. Yeah I think that's why we're trying to pass it. The way we are we want more choice we want more kids competition we want lower cost the American people deserve a better health care system and that's what this President Bush for Margaret. It. Is not taking him on what should be important trip to Asia and it growing. I North Korean threat and what color he is marching orders for a lot about the flexibility of president into shambles what flexibility given. Upper diplomatic missions is actually Tuesday. I think he's beginning the president had a lot secretary Thomas noted that trip with with them when the topic action. I will I don't follow that with respect the first part of the question. Is being invited action they're traveling commercially there's a crash which it. Component to make sure that they can get everywhere that argument axe everything. That's not exactly the answer is. That that the plane that at that secretary taking doesn't comic apathy it made accommodations. Four members of the press cover everything. And I don't and we don't advise involved in the league. Can't remember Trent I would advise you to touch based. With the secretary with the State Department on. But I know that they they've made aware of the concerns. And your colleagues and they are making accommodations in the future with respect to the plane. But make no mistake about it there is a in which opponent to make sure that the press welcome throughout the trip and every op. And accommodations are taking care in this logistical support. Yet that the press conference component as well. The public on the kind of important. This is what is. Currently going I think it will also recovered fully. There. And I and I think that when appropriate they can and and again there's a big difference between making sure that we carve out eccentricity and making sure that we have. Transparency and openness and covering events they've logistical import fuel to make sure the other hotels travel support their combinations in filings. Mean at some point. You know that this isn't this isn't about blocking anybody is they've gone above and beyond not every plane can accommodate every member of the press that. It's not a question there's an element of tax. I understand that and there's an action an element of cost savings at this point that the secretary's trying to achieve. But the end of the day there is any press component to every stop that the secretary's. Trip. He's doing everything he can't logistically support the press who want comic opera I'm and they are being open to make sure that they the secretary's available throughout the trap. Yeah it was very pretty cool things German chancellor Merkel. I'm on the campaign trail I was wondering how hot one out of that home. That meeting on Tuesday and. I know that we get out of a bit of react earlier and that there's a lot of excitement around both eyes. Of the ocean for for the trip. I know that we are looking forward to meeting with chancellor team in talks there folks over there and they're very excited about coming over. There's a lot of trade and economic interest in the eyes. There's an element. National security we share. And and I will let the trip let live look forward to the read out but there's a lot of excitement coming and I think the president looks forward to meeting with the chancellor. And discussing Ares shared national interest in seeing. Well obviously the fashion. I got it today and yesterday correct me I'm wrong when it sure you can hear the question. Are you the president was not aware that. The original settlement was acting as a former agent when he went and T national scary rhetoric correct. Well I just remember you you wouldn't know that actually filed in file to two days ago and airport. Nobody would have known that because he hadn't filed as a foreign agent until two days. I. Again that's different than fine our request to. Question right as an unfair and and I did that. Clinton is this close he was active agent in the security. Review before he. I don't know that quietly excellent question that he should follow up. With with general plan on April. It's. Where President Obama presents the over hands and that you present standard it's only Wednesday. I think on January 20 at noon you start to him. Command of the government and you know what ethically asking for. I think that this is the first full month that encapsulates the president's. Administration I think that's a very telling number. I'm lucky I get these numbers are gonna go up and down but I think for the first full month were seen. The enthusiasm and spirit that how many business leaders. Have been drawn jail and down. And it's exciting as a first month but I think the this encapsulate a full thirty days. Trump presidency and so you know we're gonna continue work or with Paula he's a lower regulation and lower taxes. Create a more business friendly entrepreneurial friendly. Is a climate to allow the expansion of US companies and angrily asked job. I'm over the last couple weeks could hurt. Albany. We're not home just put a large portion I think it's about you what we'll hear from him and how you're looking to be patient. Right on the. So with that are there any positives that you could articulate a he it will hear the end she pops. I think that children and their plant 22 point. There's a pre condition peace but again remember. I don't know if that's your asking if there's elements I think those things on and again remember there's a stop it. Was part of the yank it stop it it Republicans in order for awhile as well I think this is making sure that is the most effective. Comprehensive. Health care policy. She's the president calls. You ask him. I don't know if I'm try nothing alone and get back it's very lies you Aaliyah and 8000 pages and I don't look very good David Jackson. Things. One. Here's yeah. I can't. Thank you guys very much Xanana positive now have a great weekend I quoted Nina daycare everybody thank you. Or. Yeah.