the november elections. for now, jeff sessions' job is safe. after that, anyone's guess. "the five" is next. ♪ >> dana: hello, everyone. i am dana perino with emily campagna, juan williams, lawrence williams, juan williams and greg gutfeld. this is "the five" ." the war of words hits a whole new level as president trump unleashes on the media. the president slamming much of that press on twitter today is "totally dishonest." he says don't care for the truth, writing fake books and using anonymous sources that are pure fiction. president trump blasts carl bernstein. the president saying that the
network has been caught in a major ally. cnn and bernstein firing back at the president saying that they stand by their reporting. lots of tweets overnight. >> greg: i am glad he was tweeting about this and not about the funeral. trump is like a heckler behind the dugout. he can sense the central of the picture. in this case, cnn. he won't stop until he throws the mitt down and runs to the stands to fight. he is giving cnn the cnn treatment because they made that meeting story into relentless bombshell. every newscaster was having a conniption about it. now that story seems to be falling apart and trump is giving cnn the relentless story and he will not go. i think it is even stephen. whenever i get a little bit upset or annoyed about the tweeting, i remember the media spent decades punching at conservatives.
probably since the vietnam war. now somebody is plunging and they are crying foul. it's hard for me to sympathize with the media when they are complaining because the left and they have been interchangeable since vietnam. we are going to need a lot of trump tweets to even the score. >> dana: there might be a lot where that came from. >> juan: even if i was on the right, i would say so rush limbaugh to william f buckley didn't exist? no conservative thought. >> greg: nothing like this. coming at you. twitter is a new vehicle. to me, was incredible come in the middle of a funeral for a statesman, john mccain, what is our president doing? he is not saying my thoughts, my prayers. no, he is attacking cnn. he is so obsessed with them that right in the middle of a funera funeral. it's not only the story,
lawrence. >> this has been the media narrative that they are there to hold the president accountable. part of the reason they are losing credibility with the american people is because they don't tell the truth sometimes. it's a simple fix. tell the american people, issue a retraction. they didn't do that. >> dana: cnn says there is standing by their story and i imagine that that's because they say they have another source. it might not be true. i don't imagine they are totally lying about it. >> emily: my issue is that of course the president can take issue with any organization that he thinks is skewing coverage. at a certain point, it is beneath the office of the president. it is detracting from what's really the story which is the fact that this large-scale investigation being undertaken right now with our tax dollars,
and it's either pursuing various conduct towards furthering the various conduct. we have a ton of unanswered questions about intelligence gathering, protocol, and breaks in chain of command and the interplay between the doj and fbi in congress and this administration and whether uncorroborated, unverified information is being relied upon by law enforcement and potentially the courts and then being leaked by officials in the government but are rogue. these are the larger questions. when the story becomes the social media warfare or media warfare, it does everything a disservice. >> juan: it's all a great conspiracy. if you're going to say so many judges, the fbi run by a republican, apartment just is run by a republican. here's the thing. he is going on about alternative facts, fake news. gee, i wonder what the fbi had to say this week when he picked up on some conservatives reports. hillary clinton's emails were hacked by the chinese. fbi comes out and says, i guess
it is a political risk for themselves given this presidents antics and says no, there is no evidence hillary clinton's emails were ever hacked. >> dana: by the chinese. >> juan: then he goes after lester holt. >> greg: god forbid lester holt. >> juan: this is the first time we've ever heard. who has trouble telling the truth? i think it is not nbc, not cnn. it's one guy named donald trump. >> greg: most of america understands trump plays fast and loose with the facts. he is generally directionally right. >> lawrence: they all exaggerate every detail. the question, is it the media's job to be doing this? cnn literally calls him a racist every night. the difference with donald trump is that he responds. his base loves it.
there are times i would agree that the president gets off-base with his tweets. i think we can agree with that but when it comes to the media, it's a winning issue for the president. that's why he continues to fight it. >> juan: i don't know that it's a winning issue. we will see. to me it's like he's a snowflake president. he has a grievance and he can't get beyond. >> greg: i hope he is watching. i feel a tweet coming on, juan. i have a prediction. 1970s will be known for disco. the '80s known for betamax. >> dana: reagan. >> greg: big hair. the 90s was grunge. i think the teens will be known for trump's tweets. this is the thing everyone looks back at. >> dana: the decade of twitter. >> greg: everyone will be laughing. it will be either something that came and went or is established. >> dana: on your podcast yesterday, you interviewed --
>> greg: jerry eisenberg. >> dana: is a great podcast. he did the creations -- >> greg: jetsons, flintstones, scooby doo. to be >> dana: he said he loved working on the jetsons because he could use his imagination. basically he created face time. he didn't invent twitter. that's the one thing nobody saw coming. >> greg: yeah. i did. no, no, when i was in second grade, i used to ride on the bathroom wall out of a stuff about my class. that is twitter. >> dana: the president is complaining about anonymous sources, which every president complains about but every white house asks to be quoted on background for certain things. he talked about a fake book. i imagine that could be bob woodward's book that's coming out september 11. >> dana: do you think that's what he's attacking bernstein? >> dana: i don't know.
remember, he also used to be his own anonymous source here in new york city. >> emily: i think this is why he is used to it. he's used to driving the narrative and asking these questions i don't -- there's a certain amount of decorum associated with the office that we would like him to hold but i don't understand why challenging the coverage means he should have a target on him for doing so. regardless of the message. i think it's important to ask those questions and for him to say why aren't you covering it fairly? why am i not getting the benefit of the doubt? >> dana: twitter is a great tool for him. he could've tweeted "check this out, 51% of workers in america say they are happy." first time and i don't know how many years. why doesn't he do that? >> greg: because it is not him. trump was radicalized by something. he was a democrat for a long time. he was pro-choice, liberal and many things. he was radicalized. what was he radicalized by?
awesome. fox news. when fox news happened, he started watching fox news. >> dana: and the world starts to make sense to him. >> greg: all he is doing is what we do, which is we bash the media. he has turned the white house into kind of like an alternative fox show where he sits there. >> juan: i thought you were trying to help him. >> greg: i am saying that it is kind of refreshing. >> juan: refreshing? you know what it reminds me of? you know what chuck todd nbc said. one of those guys going down the sidewalk mumbling to himself except he has a million-plus twitter followers. >> greg: just jealous of his hair. >> lawrence: part of this is that the president once had a great relationship with the media. and they turned on him. all the way into the primaries. they wanted him to win. >> dana: they wanted him to do interviews. >> lawrence: everyone screaming to cover him and everyone one of the latest
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♪ >> greg: while the media fee sun lawyers and stars, one story slipped by, according to the u.n., al qaeda's chief bomb maker was killed during u.s. drone strike late last year. ibrahim al-asiri is his name. if this is the first you've heard of it, it's because to the media, tax returns are more important than terror. the true irony, the trump administration has been so good at killing terrorists that the media can focus that much more on hating the trump administration. this progress shouldn't be much. what was ibrahim al-asiri known for? the marriage of technology in terror. he was the thomas edison of mayhem. bombs hidden in printer cartridges and electronics they could sneak by scanners and dogs. nonmetallic suicide vest, underwear bombs, remember those?
he didn't just design them. he also trained other designers who are still alive and ticking. meeting al qaeda and isis are still coming for you in may but that pales in comparison to a porn star payoff. for the longest time, we've heard about climate change but terror change matters more. even when terrorists fail, they evolve, even if their goal is to return us to the seventh century. that will always be the next really big headline. so we should be thankful for the intel that we get from our allies and our national security folks. they remain vigilant while we call each other racists and complained about tweets. lucky for us, these are great people who aren't distracted by thousands of hacks who give us poop and call it a scoop. i like to rhyme, especially if i can include the word poop. >> dana: still alive and ticking? very good line. >> greg: the problem with success is complacency. we talked about this, prior to
9/11, we are talking about chandra levy. remember that story? >> juan: shark week. >> dana: i know story, september 10, 2001, white house communications team stayed late until about 10:00 p.m. at the white house working on this big problem that "the new york times" was going on a front-page story the next day and it was going to be a doozy. it was gonna be bad. it was going to make your week terrible. it was the dick cheney energy task force. big scandal because he allowed someone who had worked in the energy industry to brief him on energy policy. 9/11 happens the next morning, you never talked about the dick cheney energy task force again. we are living in good times, and that's what happens. your point about the intel community, one of the most important things we can ask of them is to be vigilant but also to have wild imaginations. imagine, what is the craziest thing and the meanest, most evil thing these terrorists want to do to us. that's what we have to prepare for. >> greg: that is why hollywood
helps. they can both great pilates. "new york times," you know their guest columnist on 9/11, bill ayers. isn't that crazy? a piece of trivia. all right lawrence, do you think i am to -- do i have too much terror on my mind? >> lawrence: i believe in a strong national defense. i believe every government agency likes to waste and abuse their money and i don't think the military is exempt from that. one thing i will say about the president. part of the reason we don't hear about the military so much even though he has so much respect for our generals, is that he said he didn't want to talk about his military strategy. to me that one of his things. even the press asked about the military come he will tell them i'm not going to talk about it. he has had great success in it. part of it is because before he got into office, president obama really didn't listen to the generals. >> greg: no. except when they were on shows. >> dana: and the rules of
engagement. >> lawrence: i think this president is going to lead, this is one of the issues people are going to remember him for, having a strong military. >> greg: it only takes one thing, juan. terrorists only have to be good ones. >> juan: by the way, as we do this mission accomplished segment -- >> dana: that wasn't the point! >> greg: ice admission unaccomplished. >> juan: every day, you say to me look at all these great things from has done. i believe your number one is defeated isis. but then when i read the newspapers, i see they say isis -- >> greg: i said decimated. >> juan: the inspector general. 28,000 in syria and iraq. the pentagon says they are well-positioned and growing. i think greg said they have been defeated. >> greg: i said they were decimated. >> emily: you are right. this is why we have a tactic and strategy that's working which is
the fact that the president pushed the decision making capabilities in the hands of the tactical and strategic commanders and that's why now in afghanistan, the strategy is surgical air strikes and counterintelligence. it is working, and there are ebbs and flows and some weeks are better than others and after 17 years it's a bit exhausting but members of the military referred to it as mowing the lawn. they say it's our constant presence and our efforts against -- the counterterrorism efforts. we are supporting the afghan government and to maintain that chaos between al qaeda, isis, the taliban, and the afghan government. from what we have an inherited, we are in the best position possible even in the face of good and bad weeks. it's because of pushing the autonomy to the commanders. >> juan: here's what i would say. thank you, obama. and thank you, deep state. >> greg: thank you,
ronald reagan. let's go way back. >> juan: weren't you going after obama for using drones to attack? >> greg: no, i have always been pro-drones. >> juan: we do it in a way that is specific and targeted. >> greg: exactly. >> juan: we've been having success, and thank goodness we got this guy. >> emily: that was after the august campaign. after president trump took over. the surgeon occurred under president obama but this was a targeted campaign and that was the guy -- >> juan: the strategy was basically obama's strategy. >> dana: our allies are helping us as well, don't forge forget. i would also say president trump just announced today that he's canceling the 2.1% annual raise for federal employees. that includes those intel people you are talking about that do all that work. >> greg: lawrence, respond to that as a libertarian.
>> dana: don't you dare. >> lawrence: of the president ck how much better the economy is under my leadership or look at l the tax revenue coming into the treasury. i will now give this race because obama starved you of these raises matt's wife as federal employees, you should love me. >> juan: here it is. we give a tax cut to the richest people in america. we refused to pay federal workers, including those who killed this man. how absurd. >> lawrence: they also have better health care than us. >> greg: oh, stop. major debate over the federal government's secret war on weed. when you rent from national... it's kind of like playing your own version of best ball. because here, you can choose any car in the aisle, even if it's a better car class than the one you reserved.
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>> juan: the table is about to explode. here is the topic: is the white house about to wage war on pot? according to a buzzfeed report, the trump administration starting a committee to counter pro-marijuana messaging. 14 federal agencies working on collecting data showing the negative aspects of weed in an effort to try to balance what they think is an unbalanced public debate on the drug. some activists, some democratic lawmakers in states where recreational park is now illegal, they are pushing back, calling it a misguided smear or squad led by president trump. what do you say? >> emily: here are my two biggest issues. the first is that the reconciliation between the states and federal approach is needing to be addressed. there's too much confusion with law enforcement, especially end with citizens. obviously we have a bipartisan bill but spent introducing his making it through the senate and i'm all for that. my second biggest issue is a
waste of resources the criminal justice system being spent on this. drug offenders, 10% are cannabis and their sentences are statistically the shortest. think about how much we are wasting arresting, prosecuting these low-level, nonviolent -- to put them behind bars. to me the larger conversation, the white house's commitment to criminal justice reform, it doesn't make sense with this coming out and as senator gardner said, putting the catch up back in the bottle. it's too late for that. i think moving forward, it would behoove us to be as efficient as possible and to realize the amount of waste and abuse pursuing what really is a nonripple effect drug.
>> juan: emily says why is this a priority? why is the white house putting energy and thought of 14 federal agencies on the case? >> dana: because the president wants him to. >> lawrence: i don't think this is the president. i think this is jeff sessions. jeff sessions hates weed. if you are anti-opioid, you should be pro-marijuana. >> dana: the picture behind your head. this is great, lawrence. >> greg: really a pothead. [laughter] >> lawrence: the president as a practical person. he realizes we should be spending -- he is pro-veteran. this has helped veteran suicide in many states where it's been passed. he is anti-opioid. the president is a logical person but his attorney general
is anti-criminal justice reform and antiweed. >> dana: the president is all of those things. but also if you listen to the president's speech, he doesn't like drugs. he doesn't do them. he doesn't think it's a good idea. he thinks there's better ways -- >> juan: i don't think he drinks alcohol. >> dana: this whole committee thing, it wasn't just about turning back all those very progressive smart things, especially for veterans and treating ptsd. it's about not having any counter programming to say smoking marijuana, it's not like taking a vitamin. >> greg: i have to interject. i have six pages of notes. just because you don't like something doesn't make it wrong. number two, the white house does believe the prevailing pro-marijuana narrative is too one-sided. that's after 70 years of this being one-sided in the opposite direction. the demon weed, a gateway drug.
a lot of this stuff has no statistics. we are trying to reach a reasonable midpoint where we are with alcohol. we know it offers benefits but it can be abused. you shouldn't be smoking pot in the morning. treat it like a martini after work. once you are successful so you are not a dirt bag. everything with benefits that offers relief in life alleviates suffering. whether it's opioids or marijuana, it can be abused. the state shouldn't be involved in legislating your oblivion. as a human being, you have an individual right to ease your own suffering. it's a mistake. i think this is more sessions than trump. i agree with you. i think -- i don't see much evidence that the legalization has led to more violent behavior. most of the violent behavior increases are in chicago and baltimore, which is not about pot. >> dana: or its about fentanyl. >> greg: drug warfare which is based on illegal drugs. >> dana: there are
communities, especially where i went to college in pueblo, colorado, it hasn't been all sunshine and daisies when they moved forward on legalization. >> greg: it would be if you smoked. >> dana: might be. i asked lawrence in the break and he asked me not to ask him but i'm going to ask him. a little bit of counter programming is good. i understand the whole thing about 70 years of one way. they are also finding some really great benefits. but if you look at what taxpayers are having to pay for increased hospital stays. >> greg: we do that with alcohol. >> dana: right. should we add another one? >> lawrence: increasing the hospitals? >> greg: it is not killing anyone. i don't think you could find a single overdose. maybe viewers can find one. i don't think there is a marijuana overdose. >> emily: what deserves our
attention is the fentanyl pouring over the border. our united states postal service has an exemption against full screening. china is flooding the country with fentanyl. >> dana: senator rob portman has a bill about this very thing. who try to prevent it and it's moving forward in the senate that might move forward in the house as well this fall. >> juan: i wanted to conclude on this note. i think a lot of this is acting as if it's those young thugs out there who were doing marijuana. let me tell you, the marijuana legalization i think is being pushed by our seniors, people who just want to -- you think it is sessions. i am worried that you are just attacking sessions for trump. i don't know that the president -- >> lawrence: that's how he gets back at sessions. make him cooperate with these dates and i guarantee you he will resign by himself. [laughter] that's how much she hates weed. >> juan: i think you're having a smoky dream. the democratic governor of
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>> today you have to fight donald trump, who is the main risk to the state of new york. >> i would say donald trump did tweet that you about whether or not america was great and you backed down pretty quickly. you stood up to him about as well as he stands up to putin. >> no one has stood up to donald trump the way i have. >> lawrence: the showdown getting downright nasty with personal attacks. >> my opponent lives in the world of fiction. i live in the world of fact. let's do a few facts. the subway system is owned by new york city. >> controlled by the state since 1965. >> can you stop interrupting? >> can you stop lying? >> as soon as you do. >> lawrence: a lot of craziness. juan, i will throw this to you. seems to me as a former obama supporter in 2008, that the democrats had a message. with him, it was hope and change in positivity, getting young people involved. it seems now that the democrats don't have a message and they are trying to out trump trump.
what is you guys' message? >> juan: strong message about the midterms. the thing you are picking up on, i think you are right, they compete in terms of the animosity towards trump. it's sad to say they imitate a lot of the trump-type behavior. trump, as in -- at his debates. he would talk about little marco and low energy. he might as well have said stop lying. you stop interrupting. it is schoolyard. i was hoping for a better debates. i thought this was not a great debate. this business about, how hot was the room? i want to know. how hot it was the room? it seems to me coming out of this, i thought cynthia nixon did a better job than i would have ever guessed. i was surprised. >> lawrence: mla, it didn't seem like the american people or new york residents got what they wanted in that debate. they didn't hear about what the
candidates were typically four. part of the whole trump the fact that i think people discount is that's real, that's him. that's who we is as a person. many other candidates in the republican process of trying to be like trump and are inauthentic, it didn't work for them. do you think it's gonna work for the democrats? >> emily: i don't. i hear what you're saying. as candidates are bringing up that strategy of who is more anti-trump, what happens to the voters if and when they get elected and if they are only statuses resistance, how can we rely on them to get anything done when know there has to be balance bargaining. when i watch the debate, it's like when you put your dog and a rabbit costume for halloween. it is still a dog. it's not a rabbit. that's how i feel about governor cuomo. democratic candidates being pushed more progressive because of their more progressive challengers. in reality, they are going to go
back. within two months of cynthia nixon declaring, cuomo reversed public positions on recreational marijuana and plastic bags in new york and public housing and restoring voter rights to felons. on these issues, at the same time threatening unions and community groups if they gave money to anyone supporting nixon. you are going to lose my number. you are still the entrenched politician these progressives are arguing against. you are still just the dog. you are not the rabbit costume. >> lawrence: we reported on uc berkeley telling kids -- >> dana: i don't think they got the memo that earlier this week there was an ap poll that said only 21% of democrats think that's a good idea. i think they waste their time on that but i get some press coverage. i make a prediction. i think this primary is going to be closer than people think. he gave her a chance to have a lot of headlines. the headlines for him were terrible. she got a ton of free airtime.
debates can move votes ready go back to new hampshire in 2016 when marco rubio and chris christie went at it. it hurt marco rubio in that debate. cuomo looks thin skinned and rusty. women have sometimes a hard time when they are up against a man because their voice drives people crazy. her voice does not drive people crazy. they are used to it from television and she has a lower register. it's an important thing for her. de blasio was able to go after cuomo and it was an effective attack on the subway system. she might do better than you think. >> greg: when you say they drive you crazy, they have to raise their voice to get above the man. >> dana: hillary clinton, sarah palin. women, when you get animated, you tend to increase your octave. >> greg: i was listening to andrew cuomo and trying to figure out who was this murder cuomo brother. that is like saying what is the
square is frisbee. you saw two candidates. she was definitely better. two questions diminishing the importance of law and order which is what trump won on. making a comment about law and order doesn't need as much input as other things. they have the luxury of the resurgence of law and order. for the past three decades in new york city, dramatically reduced crime of her now that have had the cure, they don't need to cure anymore. >> juan: let me say gillum is upset in florida against establishment democrats. he was down double digits. guess what. alexandria alexandria ocasio-cos down to joe crawley. nixon is down 35 to andrew cuomo. >> lawrence: it is definitely anybody's race. >> greg: she was likable, and he wasn't.
♪ >> we are all in big, big trouble. >> emily: outrage in alabama after games most of us grew up playing like dodgeball, tag, and musical chairs, told to be off limits. the state superintendent is trying to calm down angry parents saying it's up to public schools to decide their own physical education activities. apparently two years ago, the state of alabama issued guidance and said during physical education classes, you could not play tag and red rover and dodgeball. some of the reasons cited were it makes people feel uncomfortable.
they get hurt, they are left out, whatever. the superintendent was like, this wasn't on my watch. you do you. greg, growing up on the peninsula, what was recessed like? i can imagine you being a total maniac. >> greg: we were unusual school. we had a fight club. we would pick one child against another child in a bare-knuckled cage match. the one that survived could have lunch. it was ugly. only two kids made it out of that school. [laughter] i think they should change dodgeball so everybody gets a ball and instead of throwing it at people, you hug it in a dark room listening to soft jazz. >> emily: dana, what about you? what was your favorite recess activity? >> dana: i was with the smokers. no, i wasn't. mom, no.
>> greg: taking strange rights on planes? >> dana: do you remember tetherball? i liked it so much that my mom and dad put one in our backyard where we grew up. i loved foursquare. i also did love kickball. i was pretty fast. fast runner. >> emily: i can see that. lawrence, in dallas, what was the scene like for you? describe it. >> lawrence: we dominated in all sports. honestly, i think eliminating these activities is why the stress level for these kids are going up. they have no diversity. maybe you fall down and then scratch your name but you get back up and you go. right now everybody wants a participation trophy. everybody wants to be coddled. i think it is destroying the next generation. >> emily: in brooklyn, juan, set the scene.
what changes do you see? i know you love your grandkids and you talk about them a lot. what changes do you see between your three recess activities. >> juan: i think things are more organized. we see with what the alabama school district was trying to do. i liked dodgeball and red rover and all that. i thought it was fun. but i know people got embarrassed, even humiliated. once in a while, somebody would and up with a knot on their head because they got hit in the wrong spot or fell on their face. i don't know if it's because we are a more litigious society and the school district wants to protect itself. i don't think this is about kids being snowflakes. >> lawrence: yeah, it is. >> juan: kids would fight and kids still fight. i prefer things like races, stickball. >> dana: the other thing i
loved, the gymnastic bars, the ones you -- the solid one. i could do a grand daddy backflip. whatever. what is that called? it would give my mom a heart attack. the bottom was just gravel. >> juan: you know now they have, the ground is a rubbery, styrofoam. it does protect the kids. >> greg: i sleep in parks. i like that stuff. [laughter] >> emily: one more thing is up next.
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babies, they are horrible and they are adults. hyenas? they are disgusting creatures. by the way it is time for, i hate these people! this just came to me, i have allergies. i sneezed and emily goes, you don't do the arm crook thing! no i don't! this is an expensive jackets. due to how much this jacket cos cost? >> you don't sneeze into your hands. >> oh, my gosh, . >> germs or for the immune system! i'm not going to bring this jacket! i'm not count dracula! >> i think it is a generational thing. you are younger a little bit. that is a new thing for young people. >> i'm not speaking to you anymore. for my one more thing, i will turn the spotlight on a truly remarkable man, special agent
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build new businesses, low-income housing. all in his hometown in atlanta. >> that is amazing. >> that is my brother ti. >> that was a great show everyone. never miss an episode of "the five" ." a breath. >> brett: this is a fox news alert, president trump says he will not fire his attorney general, jeff sessions. after that the president would not commit, that is from a new interview this afternoon and gave to. filled with other news nuggets including the entire mueller special counsel investigation is illegal. peter doocy tells us the president has been working over sessions of supporters in the senate, will tell you what that means. we start with john roberts with the news headlines from his latest interview from the north lawn. good evening. >> good evening, from time to time at