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watching everybody i'm jim rosenfield. >> i'm jacqueline london, up next nbc nightly news with lester holt. test. test. war. the fight over the wall boils over between president trump and mexico and who will pay for it? could it be american consumers. a come caught police choking her son. why did she end up tasered and charged? major airlines under fire accused of discriminating against families with nut allergies. the price you pay, a super shopper reveals how to cut your grocery bill in half without clipping coupons. still got game. a tri of champions proveri i proving action is just a number. inspiring america
with her amazing bond for life. "nightly news" begins right now. good evening, president trump's plan to build a wall on the mexican boarder is running up against its own walls as he looks for ways to pay for it that don't leave americans on the hook. the president's insistence that mexico will foot the bill has called the mexican president to call off the face-to-face meeting. mexico is this country's third largest trading partner and tonight a white house idea to force payment for mexico could cost us as well. hallie jackson starts us off. >> reporter: wall whiplash and who will pay for it? >> who's going to pay for the wall? >> reporter: mexico says it won't.
late this afternoon the administration floating an idea to slap a 20% tax on mexican imports. a way to fund the estimated 8 to 14 billion wall but under that plan it would be americans who would probably end up paying more for imports like cars, fruits and vegetables and alcohol. in effect, footing the bill themselves. that headline coming as president trump made his way back from philadelphia on his first trip on air force one. >> it's great plan. >> reporter: in the back cabin, his press secretary sharing details. >> we can do $10 billion a year and pay for the wall. >> reporter: less than two hours after landing, the administration huddling with reporters in the west wing to walk back what it just said. chief of staff reince priebus saying the import tax is part of a buffet of options, not final plan. >> the goods are being imported for us. we want those auto
parts, we want those tomatoes so we'll have to pay for them. >> reporter: canc cancelling his first meeting with president trump who insists it was a mutual decision. >> unless mexico is going to treat the united states fairly with respect, such a meeting would be fruitless and i want to go a different route. >> reporter: mexico clearly agitated. the foreign minister cancelling his own visit to the homeland security department. an agency says he drove past the entrance without stomping. >> the trump administration needs to address this immediately, this situation and communicate to the mexican government and to the mexican people that building the wall is not a sign of disrespect. >> reporter: when president trump talked about not meeting with the mexican president, here at a republican retreat in philadelphia, he was met with silence.
one member of congress tells me the president needs to be careful to keep a friendly relationship with one of our key allies closest trading partners and our nearest neighbor. >> lestthank you. president trump and british prime minister spoke to the gop crowd. both new leaders were tasked with preserving the special relationship between the countries andsome hope their pairing will be reminiscent of another duo who left their mark on history. we get more from andrea mitchell. >> reporter: britain's prime minister, addressing republicans today before meeting president trump tomorrow. both leaders elected on a populist wave. >> because of that great victory you have won. america can be stronger, greater and more confident in the years ahead. >> reporter: may is here on a mission hoping mr. trump can be an economic alley.
she needs a trade deal with the u.s. >> i predicted brexit. remember i predicted. >> reporter: torture and water boarding. >> do i feel it works? absolutely, i feel it works. >> we do not sanction torture. >> reporter: then there's mr. trump's praise for vladimir putin. >> with president putin, my advice is to engage but beware. >> reporter: britain's prime minister still hoping she and president trump can forge that special relationship like fdr and churchill and most famously reagan and thatcher. >> we in britain think you are a wonderful president. >> you are a very tough act to follow. >> reporter: thatcher and reagan natural allies. they're relationship so special it was parodied on british tv. >> so long honey bun. what a fine looking
woman. >> reporter: may the first woman since thatcher to hold that post, hoping donald trump can be her reagan. >> that better future is within reach. together we can build it. >> reporter: on the eve of her visit with president trump, may is being criticized at home for cozying up to him. many other european leaders disturbed by his proposed ban on syrian refugees and comments on torture are keeping their distance. lester. >> thank you. an update on a story that sparked national outrage. police in ft. worth, texas dropped charges against a mother arrested last month after she called police when her child was hurt. today's about face after police body cam incident was leaked. it gives a new perspective on the arrest that was captured on a cell phone video that went viral. >> you don't have the right to grab me. >> reporter: seen her
called police last month after she says a neighbor choked her son for littering in his yard. after questioning the neighbor, officer william martin asked craig about her parenting. >> won't you teach your son not to litter. >> reporter: it quickly escalated after her 15-year-old daughter stepped in front of her upset mother. >> let go. >> reporter: officer martin pulled out his taser and arrested craig and two of her daughters. the incident first garnered national attention when va video recorded by one of her daughters was posted online. the beside camera footage was leaked by a source to a civil rights activist after ft. worth police refused to release it. the new video reveals more of the officer's conversation with craig's daughter. >> here's the deal. when somebody is under arrest, if anybody interferes, they go to jail too. that's how that works. >> reporter: now charges against craig and one of her daughters have been dropped. officer martin will be reassigned to a different neighborhood
after a ten-day suspension and ft. worth police have given the neighbor a citation for grabbing craig's son. police say those decisions were made before the video was released. >> my decision to pull back these charges was something that i thought was right. >> reporter: her attorney say that's not enough. >> the fact that this is not being pursued as a felony, it bewilders me. >> reporter: tonight no comment from officer martin or his attorneys who are expected to appeal his suspension. >> he has a lot of retraining needed if he's to be back in the street as a patrol officer. the ft. worth police department is much, much better than this. >> reporter: nbc news, ft. worth, texas. the department of transportation is looking into complaints against major airlines accused of not doing enough to accommodate passengers with severe food allergie allergies. most often children with deadly peanut allergies. some families claim they have been denied
boarding because of it. >> reporter: it was not the way their vacation was supposed to start. >> don't cry. you're get another plane. >> reporter: the family escorted off a flight from new york to munich after they told the airline they had medication in case she had an allergic reaction to nuts. >> i started crying. it was a horrible feeling being hue mitt ua -- humiliated for something you can't control. >> reporter: they would not ask passengers to refrain from eating peanuts. >> i took it up with management and they told me in front of my 8-year-old, if you think he's going to die, just don't get on the plane. >> reporter: a group of families is claiming discrimination asking the government to order airlines to treat people with allergies to board early and allow them
to wipe down their seats and tray tables. >> just avoiding contact and avoiding eating the food is enough. in very rare cases inhalation might be an issue but those would be very rare cases. >> reporter: experts belief only 1 to 2% of children have peanut allergies. the reaction is only triggered if the child touches or eats peanuts. the airline industry says it's up to pilots to assess the severity and make the best situation that ensures the safety and well being of all passengers and crew. airline sources say it's rare passenger is denied boarding for an allergy. high drama in southern california east of los angeles. a sudden avalanche that swept three hikers 500 feet down the mountain. they were not buried by the snow. two were injured, trapped and in need of medical attention. help did arrive and they were air lifted
to safety. across the country, the impact that's being felt from president trump's executive order cracking down on sanctuary cities. in miami dade the mayor has ended the county's sanctuary status by ordering jails to comply with requests. leaders in other cities are gearing up for a fierce fight. >> reporter: the backlash has been fierce. >> we will not be intimidated. >> we're going to stay a sanctuary city. >> we're going to defend all of our people. >> reporter: mayor cities are vowing to fight president trump's executive order. $85 million in seattle alone. >> in this city will not be bullied by this administration. >> reporter: what is a sanctuary city? it refers to cities and counties that don't report undocumented offenders. there's as many as 300
around the country. why protect those who came here illegally? they should be able to report crimes without fear of deportation says the sheriff in austin, texas. >> we cannot afford to make our community less safe by driving people into the shadows. >> we are scared. >> you're scared of being deported? >> i am. >> reporter: virginia is undocumented. 12 years ago she came here from mexico on a tourist visa and never left. >> how often do you think about that? >> every day when i go to drive. maybe some police stop me and he can say let's go. >> reporter: laura sees this debate very differently. >> i miss his smile. i miss his voice. >> reporter: six years ago outside how on the her youngest son was beaten and burned to death by an undocumented immigrant from belize. >> get in line and come to the front door and welcome to america. the law's in place and you have to enforce it.
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back now with a trio of champions who are proving that age just a number. 35 years old in tennis years is usually well past retirement but tell that to three superstars who still have game and then some exhibiting pure joy on the court as they show the youngsters how it's done. >> reporter: youth will not be served at the australian open. not in the women's finals. 36-year-old venus williams defeating the much younger opponent. the oldest singles finalest will face her 35-year-old sister serena for the title. >> everyone has their moment in the sun. maybe mine has gone on for a while but i'd like to keep that
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to social media to raise the money. they're online adventures like pizza night attracted a crowd raising tens of thousands of dollars. >> you doing any dating apps lately? >> reporter: it seems strangers adore this relationship as much as these two care for each other. >> she's like family. like i said, she's my grandmother. >> reporter: when the donation money ran out and norma needed more care, the neighbors decided to become roommates. norma would never be alone again. >> as much as i'm here helping her, she's helped me tremendously. it's really brought me back to what's important. family, love, human kindness. >> reporter: the bond of a lifetime and the true meaning of love thy neighbor. miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. that's going to do it for us on a thursday night. i'm lester holt. for all of us here at
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