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R AMICANVALUE FOR THE IDEA AN ARACTE OF A FE PPLE. FORUSTIC DOPPORTITY FOR ALL. FOR EACHOTHE AND FTHE BLESSED DOUNTIF COTRY. NE O USWERREADY FO IS. WE NER WOU HAVEBEEN READY FOR IS. BUT JO McCAIN SAI AMICAN WEEVER SURRDER. SOHILE WE IEVE TODAAS STAT AND ANATIONJOHN McIN’S FHT FO ERICAIS TOVER IT’S GHT AL AMICANARE OBLITED TO CONTUE IS BELF. AND ASWE MARCH FORWDWITH E COURE AND SOLVE, WOUL HAVEDEMAND, Y WETAKE COMFOR IN OWINGIN TH FIT JOHNMcCAIN WI ALWA VE OUR BAC OURHEAVLY FAER, WE ARE GREFUL T HEBEENGATHER HETODAY THE ARIZONA STATE CAPITOL TO HOR THLIFE AND MEMORY THY SERVTED,JOHN DNEY McIN, ARE GREFUL FORISLIFEAND R HIS SACRICE. GATHED IN IS SPOT ARE ESPECILY ATEFUL ATJOHN MA ARONA HIS HOME. MO AN 7 MLION THY CHILEN HAV NEIKEWI, AN ALOF EM, LOF US,ARE ATEFULOR JO’S BLE REPRENTATI OVER THESE MY YEAR WE ASK THSPIRIT TOABIDE WI US ASWE MRN H SSING. WE ASK FO ADD MASURE OF THY IRIT TBE WI JOHN SWEET MILYWHO HAVESACRICED MUCH FOR LONG IN SHARING EIR LING HUSBD ANDFATHER WITH U ORHESE MANY YES. ND TCOMFORR AT THEY MIGH MINDED TH Y COMETHN E MORNIN W AS WEOFORWAR LE REMBER Y MBLESERVAN TH GLADNESS AND CERFULNS SWERHIS LL SUMMEDTHE BEERANGELSOF OUR TURE E AND APECIA THE HUMATY IN OURPPONES, TO MREFREELY FOIVE SO THAT WE MIT BE RGIVEN OFHIS PRAYN T NAME SUSHRISTMEN. PLEAS AND. WEAVE ANKE GO FOR THE ESSINGTHAT JN CAINIS ANDCONTUES BE R US. LE USGONOW FROM HISLAC IN PEE AN COMFTING ONE ANOTHER IN THE SHEER KNOWLEDGE THAT ONE DA WILL IN JOHN HIS ME IN AVEN WITH IS GOD.>>A POWERFUPRIVATE CEREMONY AT THE ARONA SATE PITO JOING MENOW IS OURVERYOWN N HO FOR ADD SIGHT IO THPOWERF TRUTE TO TH LA SNATOJOHN McCAI>>ND REMBER INK A LO OFS HE TAKE TH TIME IN RECE WEEKS ANDONTHS TO READ MUCH O WHATHE HAS WRIEN ABOUHIT FE. 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I DO THK THTHERIS METHINTHAT VERN DUC SA WHICHHATWAS A PORFUL, EMIONAL PIC. THATHE SA, YOU KNOW, YOUJUST BUMPED INTO SO MANY PELE HAVE STIESOF JOH MAINBECAUS YOBUMP INTOHIM. AT STBUCKSOR THEBALL AME.>>E LOS HISSPORTS OR SOTHING ELSELONG THE NES. HE LOVIS SORTS.>>A THINK ABOUT A LEGA WHER SINC E 19s, OLY TWO OPLEAVE HA T SENA SEAT, RRYGOLDWAR ANDOHN McCA. MEAN,THAT A TRUE ARONA LECY.>>EALLY . AND IT INTESTING BECAE THINK THEOUTSID RLD MAYB EWS ARONA — WE HA A RGE NUMBEROFREGISTEDEPUBLANS THATAS E RTYTHAT W, T WE HVE AHUGE NUEROF INDENDENTSND IHINK AND MA DMOCRAT VEHEIR VOICE OFUPPORT THUGH EIR VO TO THE SENATOR SAYG, YOU KN,WE TRUS YOU DO HAT’S GHT F USHEEOPLE IZONA AND THINK HE AYBEWRANGL SOME OPLE WHIN S N PART NKS,HAT’SAFETO SABUT WAYS, WAYS D WH HE LT WAS RIT FOR THE ATIONAND RIGHFOR SCONSTIENTS AS NATOR AKE MENTIONED INHIS OSING PYER, TH7 MILLN PEOPLEN ARIZON OHEHAD SO ABLY REESENTEFOR LONG PERI OF TI. 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ANYOU NSURE UNRSTAND THE ARSTHAT WEBEING SH TODABY MEGH.>>SUR CA ANYOU REAL COD FEELIT WHEN RYPASSED HECASKET THERAS SHE WAS LEINGAND THIS I JUST T ART OF TRUTES THAT AREGOING HAEN N LYTODAY UT TOMOOW, TH FUNEL ATWILL HAPPENGHEREIN NEXT AND THEN IT’S GOG TOBE A VERY MOVINGSCENE. MORROWE WILLSEEWHERE HN McCAIN AVESARIZON R THE LAST ME. THAT’SOING BE RY PWERFUL THE PENIX SHARBOR>>BSOLUTY. M GLADOU BROHTTHAT BECAUSAT HAT INT THEN IS ALMO SBOLIC TH ARINA ONE LAST ME ISANDING MOVER T E NAON. D IT’S STTHELOVE AT HE D F THE STE. AT WILBEORE TH ST MBOLIC ITILL BEEMOTIOL. AND IS. ANGOVERN DUCE SAIDHIS — A FE MTHSGO TH SATORHAD GO IDEA OF WTHINGS WE GOG TOGO FO M TOSAY, A RIT, SO MYBIGGESCHALLGE GHT NOIS I RUN F RE-ELEIONIN 202 NOT? SE HE JUKEPT THAT TRADARK SEE OF MOR WITH HIMFOR H ENTIRE LIFE I LOVE WHA THEOVERNO ID THERE WARD E END OF HI REMARKAND I’S SOTRUE. 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D HE OUTED FROM DOWN THE OCK, HEY, RON, HI PAL, CO ON. LET’WALKTHE DIRICT. AND IT WA JU THSORT OF UPBE TITUDE THAT HE WAYS D TOWA FE. AND YE IF I REMEER EACTUAL VOTEHERE W AREHE MOING AFR A ALLY CCIAL IMARY ELECON IN THE ATE ARIZA, ANDTHAT ON WAS A OSE E, TO IF IRECAL IT W JU E DIFFERCE OF A COUP AGE POTS BETEN M DHIS OER CHALNGERS. AND LIEVE FINHING COND PLE TO HIM WASANOTHE MAN TH I HA FOLLED WHO W GREAT NWHO RECENTLYPASSED AWAY MED RARUSSEL WHO WAS PROMENT IN POTICS OUHERE IN T EAST VLLEY. AN TOJUST THKHOW DIFFENT OUR ATE ULDAVE BEEN AND THE SS WE WLD AVEHAD IF JOHNcCAINHAD NOTWON AT RACE MAE HE GO BACKO AIN TWOYEARS LATE AS IT URNED OUT WAS VED TO CONESS ANDBARRY GOWATERETIRED DMOVED IN ESENATE AN PAOF JOH McIN’S PERNA THYOU WOD SENS IF YOU METHIM IN PEON OR YO OBABLY REMEMBER FROM MANY S COMMEN AIN TH VERNOR RELY WE PNT OUWE OW ERETHAT FETINE, TH TECITY AT TERMATIO COS FRO BERT OM HI 06-YR-OLMOTRWHO STILCALL HI HNNY>>JNNYBOY. AT’S AMING. 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BECAE JO McINWITHALL HIT YEARS MILITARY EXPERICE HE KNEW THAT WHEN YOU WEREN TH GROUND, YES, U SHLD MEET WITH THE COMMANDERS AND G THEBIG PICTU UT SPEND TIMEITH THETROO D T THE REAL FEEL OF WHAT’S GOG ON E GRNDANDHE SORT CHUCKLED AND SAID WL,ONE THING I C TELL Y IS ATOUR TROOPS HE NO PROBLEM LAYING DOWNO A UNITED STATES SENATOR AS T WHAT THTHINK RIGHT AND WRONG IN E SIATION AS THEY ARE CURRENTLY DEALING WITH. SO IS FACT FIINGTRIP FROM THE FIRST THE VERY ST THEATTL FIELDWHICISTHIS ONE WI AY R U RIT WWERE ALWAYS LLED WITH RE SEN I WANT TO HEAR AT T TRPS S. IF U WA TO AY THIS — THIS ISFROM E FOURTHF JULY LAST YEAR. DAYSBEFORE T SENATOR’S AGNOSIS.>>LET GO.>>OU TWEETED IS MORNING THERIS NO PLE WOU THER BEON IEPENDEE DAYTHAN WH THE AVE ME AND WOMEOF OUR ARMEFORCES IN GHANISN. TELL U A LILE IT ABOU UR MEETG WITH THEM>>WEL I HA BEEN COMG TO AFGHISTAN FOFOURTHANDOTHER TIMES FOR — FOUH OF JULY AND OTHE TIM FOR MNY EARS AND MINVIGOTED BEG AROD THE UNG PELE WHO ARE HE SERVG OUR COUNY HARM WAY ANDE DOLOT EVENTS LIKEPROMOTNS, MEDALS MEINGS A A LOT OF — IHAVE LUNCH TH A NUMBEROF TH SEICE MEMBERS. AND IT JUST A VY UPLTING AN VERY RERDINGEXPERICE TO BEN THR MPANYANDTHEY EM — AT LEAS SOME OF EM JOY MYCOMPAN SO I’M GL TO ABLE TO . IT’S GREAT EXPERICE.>>TELL USABOUT THE TOWN HALLS THAT YOU OLD WITH EM. ARE EYBLE TO SHARTHEIR THOUTS WITYOU A REGARDING THMISSION AN W IT’SGOING.>>YES, TH ARE. E THIN ABOUOUNG AMICANS AND THAT IS WHEN THEY HE ANCE TALK T ASENATO THEY DOT HOLDBACK. MOST OF THRE REAL DEDICATED TO THE JOB. THEY THINK OF WAYS AND NY ARE GOOD WAYS TO DO THE JOB BEER. FRKLY THEY ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THEIR WORK AND TY E DEDICATED AND SOME THEM TRAGICALLY ARE WILLING TO SACRICEAND D TO SACRICE AND OUR PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILIES GO OUT TO THEM TODAY.>>SENATOR, YOU MADE SO MANY TRIPS TO BOTH IRAQ AND AFGHANTAN SUPPORT THE TROOPS. THINKING BACK TO THO EARLY VISITS CMPARED TOTOD AND YOU’RE EAKI TO US FR KAL, H HAS THAT — HOW HAS CABLE ITSELF AND — KABUL AND OTHER PARTS AFGHISTA HOW HAVEHEY ANGED FROMTHEN TODAY.>>ON EGOOD DE EREIS NO LOT OF UCATN OR WOME WHICAS NON-ISTEBEFORE ECONOMYIS BETTER. THEY WILL VIGORS IN TIR EXERCIS IN ELTIONS D DEMOACY THERE A LO OGRESS THBADNEWS IS THE QAA ND THE TALIBAN ARE STILL MAKING GAINS AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO CHAE OUR STRATEGY. WERE GOG TO HAVETO DO SO THINGS DIFFERTLY. ANWECAN’T AFFO TOLOSE. CASE PEOP FOET, THAT’S WHERE 9-11 BENAS YOU KN. WE E — WE HA HE RIGH OPLE I THININ CHARGE NOW AN I THK WE HA TH GHT RATEGYBUT GO TO GET IT APPROV BY THE PRIDENT AND I’ ALSO VE CONDENT AT NERAL ATTIS A GERAL McSTERARE — R SECRARY OF DENSE ANNATION CURITY ADVISER BOTHFULLY ONBOAED. SO I’M TIMIST, BU ‘SNOT GOING BE EASY SENAT, THANYOU FO ENDINGOUR FOTH OF JULY TH THE TROSAND A F MINUS WITH US HERE AT FOX . WEPPRECIE .>>HANK Y VERYMUCH. SEE YA. BY>>>WELCOME BACK EVERYONE HERE TO NEWS NOW SHOWING YOU A LIVE LOOK AT THE CAPITOL ON THIS WEDNESDAY. HI, EVERYONE. MIKE PACHE HERE. WELCOME BACK TO NEWS NOW AS WE CONTINUE TO BRING YOU THE LATEST NEWS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY AND OF COURSE IT’S GOING TO BE A VERY BUSY DAY. NOT ONLY TODAY BUT TOMORROW AS WELL HERE IN ARIZONA AS THOUSANDS ARE GOING TO BE PAYING THEIR FINAL RESPECTS HERE IN ARIZONA TO SENATOR JOHN McCAIN. THAT PUBLIC VIEWING STARTING AT THE CAPITOL AT 2:00 P.M. WILL GO ALL THE WAY UNTIL 8:00 P.M. TONIGHT AND THEN TOMORROW. THE FUNERAL SERVICE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH THERE IN PHOENIX AND THEN HIS FINAL GOOD-BYE TO ARIZONA AS HE WILL THEN BE HON A PLANE, HIS CASKET ON A MANY TO WASHINGTON, D.C., FOR TRIBUTES OUT THERE ONE MORE TIME. WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE LATEST AND UPDATES FOR YOU ALL DAY LONG. RIGHT HERE ON NEWS NOW. AND FOX10PHOENIX.COM. HERE IS ONE MORE LOOK AT THE CAPITOL. WE WILL BE BACK. MORE NEWS NOW COMING UP NEXT, EVERYONE.>>>ASTON MARTIN REVVING UP ITS PLANS FOR AN IPO LATER THIS YEAR. THE MAKER OF THE FAMOUS SPORTS CAR DRIVEN BY JAMES BOND NOTIFIED BRITISH REGULATORS IT PLANS TO LIST ITS COMPANY ON THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE AT A VALUE OF $6 BILLION. THE PUBLIC OFFERING FOLLOWS A THREE YEAR RESTRUCTURING OF THE COMPANY. AND NEW VIDEO SERVICE COULD BE ON THE WAY FROM AMAZON. THE COMPANY REPORTEDLY WORKING ON A FREE TV SERVICE TO CHALLENGE ROKU. THE INFORMATION SAYS THE NEW SERVICE WHICH WILL HAVE ADS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO OWNERS OF FIRE TVs. THAT’S BUSINESS. FOR MORE, LOG ON TO FOX BUSINESS.COM. IN NEW YORK, TRACY CARRASCO>>>WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE, HERE TO NEWS NOW AND LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE LIVE MARKETS RIGHT NOW AS YOU CAN SEE THE DOW JONES UP GOOD RIGHT NOW UP 58 POINTS THERE IN THE GREEN. AND WE ARE LEARNING THAT TODAY THE SECOND QUARTER GDP WAS REVISED UP TO 4.2% FROM THE INITIAL 4.1% READ. THE STRONGEST SINCE THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2014, ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS. EARLIER IN THE WEEK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FOR AUGUST ROCKETED TO 18 YEAR HIGH AND GDP NOW AN UP TO DATE TRACKER MONITORED BY THE FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA IS NOW FORECASTING THIRD QUARTER GROWTH OF 4.6%. SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE HOW THE MARKETS ARE DOING RIGHT HERE. ECONOMIC BULLS HAVE BEEN STARVED FOR ROBUST GROWTH OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS AND U.S. GDP PEAKED AT 5.2% DURING THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2014 BEFORE TAPERING BACK TO LEVELS ECONOMISTS DESCRIBED AS SUB PAR THROUGH THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE YEAR. SILL THE FLOW OF POSITIVE ECONOMIC DATA POINTS OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS HAVE BEEN DELIGHTING PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO CONTINUES TO TOUT THE ECONOMY’S PROGRESS UNDER HIS WATCH. LATER THAT DAY UNRELATED TO HIS TWEET, FED SHARE JEROME POWELL IN PREPARED REMARKS GAVE AN UPBEAT ASSESSMENT OF THE ECONOMY HERE AS YOU CAN SEE THE MARKETS THERE DOING VERY GOOD THERE UP 26,123 POINTS RIGHT THERE. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW IT FOR YOU RIGHT HERE ON FOX 10 EXTRA. WHEN WE COME BACK HERE ON THE NEWS NOW, WE WILL TAKE YOU OUT TO VICE-PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE MAKING SOME REMARKS AND OF COURSE ANY BREAKING NEWS DOES OCCUR AS THAT HAPPENS AS WELL, WE WILL BRING TO YOU RIGHT ERHERE ON NEWS NOW. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US HERE. WE WILL BE BACK HERE AT 11:00 HERE IN JUST A COUPLE OF MINUTES. STAY RIGHT HERE. MORE NEWS NOW COMING UP NEXT.>>>ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY. WELCOME BACK TO “NEWS NOW.” SHOWING YOU A LIVE LOOK AT THE MARKETS RIGHT NOW. MIKE PACHE HERE CONTINUING ON WITH “NEWS NOW” BRINGING YOU TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND RIGHT HERE IN ARIZONA AS WELL. WE DO APPRECIATE IT. WE’RE GOING TO GO OUT TO VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE JUST WRAPPING UP REMARKS. LET’S GO TO IT RIGHT HERE ON “NEWS NOW.” >>THE STATE WHERE THE BLUE WALL CRUMBLED IN 2016 AND THE RED WAVE WILL BEGIN IN 2018. [ APPLAUSE ] I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING OUT TODAY. I’M HERE FOR ONE REASON AND ONE REASON ONLY. MICHIGAN AND AMERICA NEED JOHN JAMES IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE FROM THE GREAT STATE OF MICHIGAN. [ APPLAUSE ] JOHN, THANK YOU FOR THOSE GREAT WORDS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSPIRING EXAMPLE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY. I KNOW THAT — I KNOW THAT LIZ IS HERE WITH US AS WELL. WHERE IS LIZ JAMES HANGING OUT? GIVE LIZ A ROUND OF APPLAUSE, WORKING SO HARD ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. LIZ, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. JOY TO BE WITH BOTH OF YOU. GREAT TO BE HERE WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN PARTY, AMBASSADOR RON WISER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GREAT LEADERSHIP. I’M SO HONORED, AND I KNOW JOHN JAMES IS AS WELL, THAT WE’RE ALSO JOINED TODAY BY THE NEXT GREAT REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, BILL SHOOTING. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE, BILL. [ APPLAUSE ] AND I’M HERE BECAUSE — BECAUSE JOHN JAMES IS A SPECIAL MAN WITH A SPECIAL STORY AND HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY TO BRING LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP AND A RENEWED VISION TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE. I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO THINGS SO. LET ME BEGIN TODAY BY BRINGING GREETINGS AND THE FULL AND COMPLETE ENDORSEMENT OF JOHN JAMES FOR THE SENATE FROM THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP. [ APPLAUSE ] PRESIDENT AND I WERE TALKING, AND THE PRESIDENT SAID TO ME, THAT JOHN JAMES, HE’S THE REAL DEAL. I’LL TELL YOU WHAT, I THINK YOU-ALL HAVE ALREADY FIGURED IT OUT. MICHIGAN HAS FIGURED IT OUT. PEOPLE ACROSS AMERICA ARE FIGURING IT OUT. JOHN JAMES IS GOING TO BE ELECTED AS YOUR NEXT SENATOR IN MICHIGAN. [ APPLAUSE ] IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF WHO HE IS. IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE PROGRESS WE’VE MADE AS A NATION, AND IT’S GOING TO HAPPEN BECAUSE OF THE CHOICE THAT WE FACE. FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT’S ABOUT WHO HE IS. REALLY AND TRULY, THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY INDIVIDUAL. TO KNOW JOHN JAMES IS TO KNOW SOMEONE DESPITE HIS HUMILITY AND CHARACTER REALLY EMBODIES EVERYTHING THAT’S BEST ABOUT THIS COUNTRY. HE’LL BE A SERVANT LEADER IN WASHINGTON, D.C. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THERE — I WAS TOLD MANY YEARS AGO THERE’S TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. THERE’S PEOPLE THAT ARE DRIVEN AND THERE’S PEOPLE THAT ARE CALLED. AND TO KNOW THIS MAN FOR FIVE MINUTES IS TO KNOW JOHN JAMES IS A MAN WHO HAS ANSWERED THE CALL TO SERVE HIS NATION, TO SERVE HIS FAMILY, TO SERVE THIS COUNTRY AND HE’S FOLLOWING THAT CALL TO OUR NATION’S CAPITAL AND WE’RE GRATEFUL, JOHN [ APPLAUSE ] THINK ABOUT IT. THINK ABOUT IT. STEPS UP AT THE AGE OF 17. HE LEFT HOME FOR WEST POINT. GRADUATED, DEPLOYED FOR COMBAT DURING OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. LOGGED MORE THAN 750 HOURS I AN APACHE HELICOPTER. I KNOW HIS DAD, JOHN, IS HERE. GIVE HIS DAD A ROUND OF APPLAUSE. I GOT A FEELING — [ APPLAUSE ] — I GOT A FEELING HE’S EVERY BIT AS PROUD AS WE ALL ARE. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. JAMES. AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ON SUCH AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY. YOUR SON TOLD ME ABOVE AIR FORCE TWO WHEN WE CONNECTED UP AT THE AIRPORT, MY DAD GAVE ME EVERYTHING EXCEPT AN EXCUSE FOR FAILURE. THAT’S A GREAT DAD IN THE BACK OF THE ROOM. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. JAMES, FOR BEING WHO YOU ARE. [ APPLAUSE ] JOHN CAME HOME, TOOK OVER THE CONTROL OF JAMES GROUP INTERNATIONAL. IT WAS IN GOOD HANDS. THEY SAW THEIR SALES GROW BY NEARLY 400%. HE’S A DOER. HE’S A BUILDER. BUT HE’S ALSO A MAN THAT HAS A FOUNDATION OF FAITH AND FAMILY THAT REPRESENTS THE VERY BEST OF THE MIDWEST AND THE VERY BEST OF AMERICA. DEDICATED TO HIS WONDERFUL WIFE, THEIR TWO — WHAT HE CALLS EXTREMELY ENERGETIC YOUNG BOYS, WITH ANOTHER ONE ON THE WAY. BUT HE IS A MAN OF PROFOUND FAITH. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, FOR ALL THE OTHER ASPECTS OF THIS RACE, FOR EVERYTHING THAT’S HAPPENING IN THE COUNTRY, FOR THE CHOICE THAT YOU FACE, THE PEOPLE OF MICHIGAN MUST SEND JOHN JAMES TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE. JUST FOR WHO HE IS. [ APPLAUSE ] BUT THE TRUTH IS, WE NEED HIM IN WASHINGTON, D.C., BECAUSE WE’VE MADE GREAT PROGRESS IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF. I’LL NEVER FORGET, JOHN, WHEN THE PRESIDENT CALLED ME UP, THE OFFICIAL CALL THAT I GOT WHEN I WAS GOVERNOR OF INDIANA JUST TO THE SOUTH OF HERE. AND I WAS TOLD I WAS GOING TO GET A PHONE CALL ABOUT 11:00 AT NIGHT. TRUE STORY. MY WIFE AND I HAD PRAYED ALL THE WAY THROUGH IT. WE KNEW WE’D SAY YES IN A HEARTBEAT IF WE WERE ASKED TO JOIN THIS TEAM AND JOIN THIS TICKET. THE PHONE RANG AT 11:00. I PICKED IT UP. I HEARD THAT VERY FAMILIAR VOICE. HE SAID, MIKE, IT’S GOING TO BE GREAT. [ LAUGHTER ] HE SAID, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE WORK, WE’RE GOING TO REBUILD OUR MILITARY, GET THIS ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN, AMERICA’S GOING TO BE STANDING TALL AGAIN. WE’RE GOING TO GO FORWARD. I SAID TO HIM ON THE PHONE IF WE TOOK A BREATH. I SAID IF THERE’S A QUESTION IN THERE, THE ANSWER IS YES. >>YES, OF COURSE, LET’S GO DO IT. HE’S BEEN RIGHT. EVERY SINGLE DAY, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AND MICHIGAN MADE IT POSSIBLE. [ APPLAUSE ] AND THAT’S WHY WE NEED JOHN JAMES IN WASHINGTON. I MEAN, THINK ABOUT WHAT WE’VE DONE. THIS GUY HAS WORN THE UNIFORM OF THE UNITED STATES. I KNOW HOW GRATEFUL HE IS. THIS PRESIDENT ACTUALLY RECENTLY SIGNED THE LARGEST INCREASE IN OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE SINCE THE DAYS OF RONALD REAGAN. WE’RE REBUILDING OUR MILITARY. [ APPLAUSE ] AND RESTORING THE ARSENAL DEMOCRACY. THIS VETERAN STANDING NEXT TO ME KNOWS WE’RE ALSO PROVIDING OUR VETERANS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED HISTORIC LEGISLATION IN THE FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE THAT CREATED NEW ACCOUNTABILITY SO WE CAN HOLD THOSE PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO OUR VETERANS TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD AND WE’RE GIVING VETERANS ACCESS TO REALTIME, WORLD CLASS HEALTH CARE THAT THEY EARNED IN THE UNIFORM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WITH VETERANS CHOICE. [ APPLAUSE ] WE’RE ALSO — BEYOND THAT, WE’VE BEEN STANDING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT, SECURING OUR BORDERS, MADE HISTORIC INVESTMENTS IN BORDER SECURITY. WE’VE ALREADY STARTED TO BUILD THAT WALL WITH MORE ON THE WAY. AND PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO THE UNITED STATES SENATE, SOMETHING THAT’S OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE IN THIS ROOM, THIS PRESIDENT HAS SEEN CONFIRMED MORE COURT OF APPEALS JUDGES THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY IN OUR FIRST YEAR AND A HALF IN OFFICE. [ APPLAUSE ] AND THAT DOESN’T EVEN COUNT JUSTICE NEIL GORSUCH OR THE NEXT JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH. IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR MILITARY, SECURITY AT HOME AND ABROAD, IT HAS TO DO WITH THOSE ALL-IMPORTANT APPOINTMENTS AT OUR COURT AT EVERY LEVEL THAT ARE CONFIRMED IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. IT’S THIS GROWING ECONOMY THAT BRINGS ME HERE TODAY. THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THANKS TO THE SUPPORT WE’VE ENJOYED WITH REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND WITH WIDENING SUPPORT ON CAPITOL HILL, GROWING RIGHT BEFORE OUR EYES, JOBS ARE COMING BACK, CONFIDENCE IS BACK FROM MICHIGAN TO ALL ACROSS AMERICA. AMERICA IS BACK. BUT WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED, MICHIGAN. [ APPLAUSE ] THAT’S WHY WE NEED JOHN JAMES IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE. I MEAN, THIS PRESIDENT FROM EARLY ON TOOK DECISIVE ACTION TO ROLL BACK THE HEAVY HAND OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS SIGNED MORE BILLS ROLLING BACK FEDERAL RED TAPE THAN ANY PRESIDENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. WE’VE MANAGED TO UNLEASH AMERICAN ENERGY AS NEVER BEFORE. AND WHAT JOHN WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT, WE JUST ANNOUNCED A NEW TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND MEXICO THAT WILL PUT AMERICAN JOBS, AMERICAN WORKERS, AND THE AMERICAN AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY FIRST. IT’S HAPPENING. [ APPLAUSE ] I MEAN, THE TRUTH IS, I DON’T HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE IN MICHIGAN, NOT TOO FAR FROM MOTOR CITY, HOW MUCH — HOW MUCH IMPACT NAFTA HAD ON JOBS ALL ACROSS THE HEARTLAND. BACK IN MY HOME STATE IN INDIANA AND HERE IN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN. I WATCHED AS THIS PRESIDENT STOOD FIRM, DROVE A HARD BARGAIN WITH MEXICO. WE’VE RENEWED NEGOTIATIONS WITH CANADA. WHEN ALL — WHEN ALL THE NEGOTIATIONS ARE SAID AND DONE, MICHIGAN AND AMERICA ARE GOING TO START WINNING ON JOBS AND GROWTH AS NEVER BEFORE. [ APPLAUSE ] LASTLY, THIS PRESIDENT KEPT A PROMISE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHEN HE SIGNED THE LARGEST TAX CUTS AND TAX REFORM IN AMERICAN HISTORY. [ APPLAUSE ] IT WAS ALL POSSIBLE — IT WAS ALL POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF REPUBLICAN MAJORITIES IN THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES. IF YOU DIDN’T NOTICE, IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE, THOSE ARE PRETTY NARROW NUMBERS. THAT’S WHY WE NEED JOHN JAMES ON CAPITOL HILL. BECAUSE FOR ALL WE HAVE DONE, THE TRUTH IS, MICHIGAN, WE’RE JUST GETTING STARTED.>>>WELCOME BACKS, EVERYONE, HERE TO “NEWS NOW.” A DEADLY ACCIDENT TO REPORT TO YOU, PART OF THE I-10 SHUT DOWN THERE NEAR WILD HORSE PASS RIGHT NOW. HERE IS THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE HERE FOR YOU. THIS IS FROM ADOT RIGHT NOW SAYING TO ALL THE MOTORISTS, PLEASE AVOID I-10 SOUTH OF PHOENIX AS BOTH DIRECTION NEAR WILD HORSE PASS ARE HEAVY RIGHT NOW WITH TRAFFIC. SERIOUS SEMI ROLLOVER INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY RIGHT NOW. WE ARE LEARNING TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THIS ACCIDENT. SO SAD TO REPORT THERE. PRELIMINARY INFORMATION, THIS IS FROM DPS RIGHT NOW, THAT ABOUT 9:52 THIS MORNING, A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WAS EASTBOUND ON THE I-10 WHEN IT VEERED INTO THE MEDIAN. THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE WENT THROUGH THE MEDIAN AND THEN ONTO THE WESTBOUND LANES OF I-10 WHERE IT STRUCK THREE VEHICLES. AFTER STRIKING THE VEHICLES, THE SEMI THEN RAN OFF THE ROAD, OVERTURNING AND THEN CATCHING ON FIRE. AT THIS TIME, THERE ARE TWO DEATHS, THE DRIVER OF THE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE HAS BEEN TRANSPORTED FROM THE SCENE WITH VERY SERIOUS INJURIES. WESTBOUND I-10 IS CLOSED IN THAT AREA BECAUSE OF THIS INVESTIGATION RIGHT HERE. SO WE ARE TAKING OUR FIRST LOOKS RIGHT HERE BECAUSE OF SKYFOX AERIALS OVERHEAD RIGHT NOW. THIS IS JUST A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT THAT WE ARE SEEING HERE FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME JUST MOMENTS AGO, SKYFOX THERE ON THE SCENE. YOU’RE DEALING WITH AN ACCIDENT THAT INVOLVED THREE VEHICLES, A SEMI-TRUCK THAT HIT THE MEDIAN, AND THEN VEERED OFF ONTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC THERE. AND THAT IS WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN VERY, VERY FAST HERE. AND YOU’RE SEEING THIS PICKUP TRUCK HERE AS WELL. NOT A GOOD SCENE THERE AS WELL. JUST VERY SAD NEWS TO REPORT THAT TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN KILLED IN THIS CRASH, AND THE DRIVER OF THE SEMI IS IN VERY SERIOUS CONDITION AT THIS HOUR. TAKE A LOOK AT JUST THE AFTERMATH OF THIS SEMI RIGHT NOW. IT DOESN’T EVEN LOOK LIKE A VEHICLE ANYMORE. IT WENT INTO FLAMES THERE. IT’S AMAZING AT THIS POINT THAT THE DRIVER OF THIS SEMI WAS EVEN ABLE TO BE TRANSPORTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHEN YOU TAKE A LOOK HERE AT THE TRACTOR-TRAILER JUST PRETTY MUCH ALMOST GONE. AND, JEEZ, THIS IS JUST A WRECK THAT YOU DON’T SEE QUITE TOO OFTEN. THANK GOD FOR THAT. BUT THIS IS A BAD ONE THAT WE ARE WITNESSING RIGHT HERE. IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY DONE SO, AND IF YOU’RE ON FACEBOOK LIVE RIGHT NOW, IT WOULD BE A PERFECT TIME TO HIT THAT SHARE BUTTON TO ALERT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN THIS AREA. REMEMBER, WHEN BREAKING NEWS DOES OCCUR, YOU KNOW WE HAVE YOU COVERED RIGHT HERE ON “NEWS NOW.” BUT THIS IS PART OF NOW AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS TRACTOR-TRAILER. ALMOST CAN’T EVEN MAKE OUT WHAT IT WAS AS THIS WENT UP INTO FLAMES IMMEDIATELY AS IT VEERED OFF HITTING THAT MEDIAN AND THEN GOING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND PART INTO THE DESERT HERE. FIRE CREWS CAME AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN TO PUT THIS OUT. THIS IS GOING TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR QUITE SOME TIME. ANYTIME THAT YOU HAVE A DEADLY ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION, THEY ALWAYS TAKE A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME TO FIGURE OUT JUST HOW EXACTLY THIS HAPPENED RIGHT HERE. YOU’RE TAKING A LOOK AT THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND ARE THE INVESTIGATORS THAT ARE ON SCENE RIGHT NOW. THIS IS JUST A SCENE THAT FIRST RESPONDER NEVER WANTS TO SEE SOMETHING THAT A PERSON NEVER WANTS TO SEE AS THEY’RE DRIVING BY. YOU REALLY GOT TO GIVE IT TO THE FIRST RESPONDERS. THEY COME AT A MOMENT’S NOTICE. THEY COME WHEN WE NEED THEM THE MOST. AND THEY’RE JUST NOT QUITE SURE WHEN THEY COME ON THE SCENE, WHAT’S IT GOING TO BE. THEN THEY GOT TO GO RIGHT INTO RESCUE AND RECOVERY EFFORTS RIGHT AWAY SOMETIMES WHEN THEY COME TO THESE SCENES THAT JUST LOOK HORRIFIC. AND THEY ARE HORRIFIC THERE IN NATURE. OUR THOUGHTS RIGHT NOW ARE WITH THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE THAT PASSED AWAY HERE AT THIS ACCIDENT. WE CAN TELL YOU RIGHT NOW THAT TWO PEOPLE HAVE DIED HERE AT THE SCENE. WE KNOW THAT THE DRIVER OF THE SEMI WAS SOMEHOW ABLE TO BE TRANSPORTED TO LOCAL HOSPITAL. AND HE’S IN VERY SERIOUS CONDITION AT THIS MOMENT HERE. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU NEVER WANT TO SEE AS A MOTORIST DRIVING BY AND SEEING A WRECK LIKE THIS, SEEING IT MAYBE UNFOLD. NO DOUBT IF THERE WAS ANY WITNESSES, THEY ARE NOW COOPERATING WITH AUTHORITIES THERE TRYING TO TELL THEM EVERYTHING THAT THEY SAW DURING THIS ACCIDENT. BUT THIS SEMI, THIS TRACTOR-TRAILER LOOKS ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE RIGHT HERE. YOU CAN SEE PARTS OF THE WHEELS THERE. THE CAB IS JUST TOTALLY GONE. AGAIN, I CAN’T REITERATE THIS ENOUGH. IT’S AMAZING THAT THIS DRIVER WAS ABLE TO LEAVE THE SCENE, AT LEAST, AND BE TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WHERE HE’S IN VERY SERIOUS CONDITION HERE AT THIS MOMENT. THE PRELIMINARY INFORMATION FROM DPS SAYS THAT THIS HAPPENED ABOUT 9:52 JUST BEFORE 10:00 A.M. THIS MORNING AS THIS TRACTOR-TRAILER WAS EASTBOUND ON THE I-10 WHEN SOMEHOW, SOME WAY IT VEERED OFF INTO THE MEDIAN, HITTING THE MEDIAN. AND THEN THAT TRACTOR-TRAILER WENT THROUGH THE MEDIAN AND ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHERE IT STRUCK THREE VEHICLES. AFTER STRIKING THOSE VEHICLES, THAT TRACTOR-TRAILER THEN RAN OFF THE ROAD, OVERTURNING AND THEN CATCHING ON FIRE WHERE IT’S ALMOST UNRECOGNIZABLE HERE AT THIS MOMENT. YOU CAN SEE FIRE CREWS HERE, POLICE ALL ON THE SCENE RIGHT NOW. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS MINIVAN RIGHT HERE THAT IS IN EXTREMELY BAD SHAPE THERE AS WELL. THIS IS PART OF WHEN THAT TRACTOR-TRAILER CAME INTO THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND THEN JUST STARTED TO HIT VEHICLES THERE. IT’S A VERY SAD SCENE, NO DOUBT HERE JUST NEAR I-10 WESTBOUND AND WILD HAS PASS HERE. YOU HAVE STATE ROUTE 87 AND LOOP 202. ADOT IS TRYING TO REMIND ALL DRIVERS RIGHT NOW TO EXPECT VERY LONG DELAYS HERE AS THIS WESTBOUND 10 CRASH ENCLOSURE. DRIVERS MUST EXIT AT RIGGS ROAD. ALL WESTBOUND 10 VEHICLES HAVE MADE IT PAST THE SEMI CRASH NEAR WILD HORSE PASS. THAT’S PROBABLY THE ONLY GOOD NEWS WE CAN REPORT TO YOU RIGHT NOW. THIS IS GOING TO BE SHUTDOWN QUITE SOME TIME. TAKE A LOOK AT THE TRAFFIC STARLETING TO GO ON — STARTING TO GO ON THE EASTBOUND LANES THERE. NO DOUBT THEY’RE TAKING A LOOK, PAUSING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND SEEING THIS DESTRUCTIVE AFTERMATH OF THIS HORRIBLE CRASH WE ARE BRINGING TO YOU RIGHT HERE ON “NEWS NOW.” SKYFOX AERIALS. WE’RE VERY SAD TO REPORT PART OF THE I-10 IS NOW SHUT DOWN. IT’S GOING TO BE SHUT DOWN FOR QUITE SOME TIME, NO DOUBT. YOU SEE ONE PICKUP TRUCK RIGHT THERE AT THE MEDIAN. VERY BAD SHAPE THERE AS WELL. OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED HERE, NO DOUBT. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF YOU WERE ONE OF THE PEOPLE SEEING THIS CRASH HAPPEN AND YOU’RE THINKING, OH, MY GOSH. JUST THE DESTRUCTIVE SOUND IT MUST HAVE MADE, TOO, WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY LOUD AS WELL. YOU HAVE THE PEOPLE NOW IN THE EASTBOUND LANES THERE ON THE I-10. RIGHT NOW, WE’RE LEARNING THAT SKYFOX IS GOING TO BE LEAVING THE SCENE HERE PRETTY SOON. ONCE WE GET A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION, WE WILL PASS THAT ALONG TO YOU. OUR THOUGHTS AND OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH EVERYONE INVOLVED HERE IN THIS VERY SAD AND DEADLY CRASH NEAR THE I-10 WESTBOUND AT WILD HORSE PASS. WE’LL CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU THE VERY LATEST NEWS AS THAT HAPPENS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. MORE “NEWS NOW,” IT’S COMING UP NEXT.>>>WELCOME BECOME TO “NEWS NOW.” GIVING YOU A LIVE LOOK AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON THIS WEDNESDAY. MIKE PACHE HERE. WELCOME BACK TO “NEWS NOW.” ALWAYS BRINGING YOU TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. LOT OF NEWS HERE TODAY. IF ANY MORE BREAKING NEWS DOES HAPPEN OR POP UP, OF COURSE WE WILL BRING THAT TO YOU RIGHT NOW. IN THE PEEN TIME, LET’S GO OUT TO D.C. RIGHT NOW WHERE WE’LL LEARN A LITTLE FOREIGN POLICY UPDATE FROM THE DEFENSE SCARE.>>– THE U.S. NAVAL SHIP COMFORT TO HELP OUR FRIENDS DEALING WITH MILLIONS OF POOR VENEZUELANS FLEEING THEIR COUNTRY. AS WE WITNESS THE HUMAN COST OF MADURO’S INCREASINGLY ISOLATING REGIME. WE WILL WORK WITH THEM TO REALIZE OUR SHARED VISION FOR THE REGION. WE ARE ALSO BOLSTERING RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE ATLANTIC. AS WE LOOK BACK AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL’S POLICY PAPER FROM 1953 WHERE IT SAID FREEDOM AND SECURITY OF THE FREE NATIONS IS A DIRECT AND ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR OWN FREEDOM AND SECURITY. WENT ONTO STAY THAT BUILDING UP STRENGTH, COHESION AND COMMON DETERMINATION OF THE FREE WORLD BENEFITS ALL. LAST MONTH AT NATO SUMMIT, WE REINFORCED THAT MESSAGE AND IT YIELDED TANGIBLE RESULTS, DISCUSSION FOR CANDID, AND THEY WENT TO THE HEART OF BURDEN SHARING ISSUES. SEVERAL OF MY COUNTERPARTS TOLD ME IT WAS THE MOST PRODUCTIVE MEETING THEY’D ATTENDED. ALL 29 MEMBERS NOW ARE SPENDING MORE ON DEFENSE IN NATO. NO LONGER IS THE QUESTION ONE OF REDUCING DEFENSE BUDGETS AS IT WAS UNTIL THE 2000s. NO LONGER A QUESTION OF WHETHER TO SPEND MORE. THE ONLY QUESTIONS NOW ARE HOW MUCH TO INCREASE AND BY WHEN. ALL RECOMMITTED TO SPENDING 2% OF GDP ON DEFENSE BY 2024. WE ALSO GAINED UNITY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, ON THE NEEDED COMMAND STRUCTURE THAT WE HAD TO REFORM. OUR TWO NEW HEADQUARTERS, ONE OF THEM HOSTED BY GERMANY, AND ONE HOSTED IN NORFOLK. WE ALSO GAINED FULL COMMITMENT TO WHAT WE CALL THE FOUR 30s. 30 AIR SQUADRONS, 30 NAVAL SHIPS, 30 BATTALIONS, ALL AVAILABLE IN 30 DAYS. WE ALSO RECEIVED COMMITMENTS OF A PLUS-UP OF OVER 1,000 NON-U.S. COALITION ALLIED FORCES TO THE NATO-LED AFGHANISTAN MISSION. LOOKING TO THE INDO PACIFIC, WE ARE BOLSTERING ADDITIONAL ALLIANCES WHILE FORGING NEW PARTNERSHIPS AMONG LIKE-MINDED NATIONS. 25 NATIONS PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR’S RIM EXERCISE HOSTED BY THE U.S. PACIFIC FLEET, THE LARGEST NAVAL EXERCISE IN THE WORLD. IT WAS EMBLEMATIC OF THE FRESH RELATIONSHIPS IN THAT THE CHILEAN NAVY COMMANDED THE ELEMENT. IT’S THE FIRST TIME A LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRY HAS DONE SO. OUR DIPLOMATS LEAD THE EFFORT TO DENUCLEARIZE THE KOREAN PENINSULA. WE KEEP A CLEAR-EYED VIEW OF THE CHALLENGES. THE SANCTION ENFORCEMENT PATROLS TODAY WITH INTERNATIONAL PATROLS. WE CONTINUE TO BUILD STRONGER FRIENDSHIPS ACROSS THE REGION AND ALL OF OUR ACTIONS REINFORCE THE VISION OF A FREE, OPEN, INCLUSIVE AND PROSPEROUS INDO PACIFIC WHERE NATIONS LARGE AND SMALL ARE FREE FROM COERCION. IN SOUTH ASIA, WE CONTINUE TO WORK BY, WITH AND THROUGH ALLIES AND PARTNERS IN PURSUIT OF PEACE. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES AND QATAR HAVE JOINED US. AND 32 OF THE 39 NATIONS AGREED TO INCREASE OR SUSTAIN THE CURRENT FORCE LEVELS THROUGH 2019. WE ARE FULLY SUPPORTING AFGHAN-LED AND AFGHAN-OWNED RECONCILIATION EFFORTS AND HARD FIGHTING IS GOING ONTO CONVINCE THE TALIBAN THEY MUST NEGOTIATE. A RECENT STATEMENT BY A TALIBAN LEADER MAKES SPECIFIC MENTION OF NEGOTIATIONS AS A WAY TO BRING AND I QUOTE HERE “AN END TO THE WAR,” UNQUOTE. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST FORWARD LEANING STATEMENTS MADE YET BY A TALIBAN SUPREME LEADER EVEN AS THEY CONDUCT ATTACKS, COSTING LIVES. THEY’RE NOW STRIPPED HOWEVER OF ANY RELIGIOUS GUIDE FOR AN INHUMANE CAMPAIGN AGAINST THE AFGHAN PEOPLE. GROUPS HAVE ALL ENCOURAGED THE CEASE-FIRE EFFORTS. AS THEY ARE SHOWING A WAY TO END THE WAR TO THIS AFGHAN-LED RECONCILIATION PROCESS. IN THE MIDEAST, THE DEFEAT ISIS COALITION CONTINUES TO MAKE STRIDES. LIBERATED, ISIS HELD TERRITORY IN IRAQ AND DIMINISHED THE PHYSICAL CALIPHATE IN SYRIA. ISIS IS DOWN NOW TO LESS THAN 2% OF THE LAND THEY ONCE CONTROLLED, EVEN AS WE RECOGNIZE THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER. AS WE STRENGTHEN OUR PARTNERSHIPS ABROAD, THE DEPARTMENT IS ALSO LOOKING INWARD TO REFORM HOW WE DO BUSINESS. THAT IS OUR THIRD LINE OF EFFORT. WE CANNOT HAVE LASTING SECURITY FOR OUR COUNTRY WITHOUT SOLVENCY. WE ARE CONDUCTING THE FIRST AUDIT IN THE DEPARTMENT’S HISTORY, AND I WANT THAT AUDIT TO FIND PROBLEMS. IT’S THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO CRAFT EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS. THIS ENSURES WE UPHOLD THE TRUST THAT CONGRESS AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE PLACED IN US TO SPEND THEIR TAX DOLLARS WISELY. IN OTHER REFORM EFFORTS, D.O.D. REALIZED NEARLY $4 BILLION IN SAVINGS IN FY 18 TO APPLY IT TO MORE LETHALITY. WE INITIATED REPEAL OF SEVERAL HUNDRED UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS ACROSS THE DEPARTMENT, ENHANING OUR EFFICIENCY AND MAKING IT EASIER FOR INDUSTRY TO WORK WITH US. WE EMBRACED AND FINALIZED A CON — CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPLIT TO ENSURE OUR WAR FIGHTERS HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY AND EQUIPMENT THEY NEED BOTH ON THE BATTLE FIELDS OF TODAY AS WELL AS TOMORROW. D.O.D. IS MAKING SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS ALONG OUR THREE STRATEGIC LINES OF EFFORT. OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK IS PROVING APPLICABLE ACROSS OUR FAR-FLUNG DEPARTMENTS’ OPERATIONS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DRIVE RESULTS ON THE MONTHS AND YEARS AHEAD. ON A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES, THE PROGRAM DESIGNED TO ENLIST IMMIGRANTS WITH NEEDED SKILLS. THE ISSUES WITH THE PROGRAM ARE NOT ABOUT IMMIGRATION. THEY ARE ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY. WE NEED AND WANT EVERY QUALIFIED PATRIOT WILLING TO SERVE AND ABLE TO SERVE. TWO YEARS AGO IN 2016, AN INDEPENDENT. I.G. INVESTIGATION RAISED SECURITY CONCERNS WITH APPLICANTS RESULTING IN THE SUSPENSION OF NEW APPLICANTS THAT YEAR. D.O.D. HAS BEEN WORKING DILIGENTLY TO COMPLETE THE SCREENINGS THAT WERE DIRECTED BY THE I.G. INVESTIGATION FOR THOSE ALREADY IN THE PIPELINE. FOR THE ROUGHLY 6,000 WHO HAVE SERVED, ARE CURRENTLY SERVING, OR RECENTLY CLEARED THE SECURITY PROCESS THUS FAR, THE U.S. MILITARY WELCOMES THEM AS CRITICAL AND VALUED MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES. ON YEMEN, WE SUPPORT OUR PARTNER SAUDI ARABIA’S SOVEREIGN RIGHT TO SELF-DEFENSE, AND WE RECOGNIZE THE END OF THE CONFLICT REQUIRES A POLITICAL SOLUTION. AND BOTH STATE DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY IN THAT REGARD. WE ARE ALSO WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE COALITION THAT IS FIGHTING TO SUPPORT THE U.N. RECOGNIZED GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHAT WENT WRONG WITH ERRANT BOMBING ATTACKS AND PREVENT THEIR RECURRENCE. WITH THAT, LET ME PASS THE MIC TO THE CHAIRMAN, GENERAL DUNFORD, FOR AN OVERVIEW OF WHAT OUR MEN AND WOMEN ARE DOING AROUND THE WORLD, AND HOW D.O.D. IS TURNING BUDGET DOLLARS INTO JOINT READINESSES AND CAPABILITY.>>>I’D LIKE TO BEGIN BY REINFORCING THE SECRETARY’S COMMENTS ON SENATOR McCAIN. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY. HE WAS A LIFE-LONG AND TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE U.S. MILITARY. WE MOURN SENATOR McCAIN’S PASSING, WE’LL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AND HIS COURAGEOUS EXAMPLE. I’LL HIGHLIGHT ONGOING OPERATIONS AND EXERCISES ACROSS OUR GEOGRAPHIC COMBATANT COMMANDS. OUR PRIORITY IN THE PACIFIC COMMAND IS SUPPORTING THE STATE DEPARTMENT LED DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS AIMED AT DENUCLEARIZATION OF THE KOREAN PENINSULA. U.S. PERSONNEL ON THE PENINSULA ARE DEMONSTRATING OUR COMMITMENT. WE ALSO CONDUCT AIR AND MARITIME OPERATIONS TO DISRUPT SHIP-TO-SHIP TRANSFERS OF FUEL IN VOLATION OF DPRK SANCTIONS OF GASOLINE. THE U.S. WORKS WITH ALLIES AND PARTNERS TO PRESERVE A RULES-BASED INTERNATIONAL ORDER THAT’S CONSISTENT WITH OUR INTEREST. THERE’S EXERCISE PROGRAMS IN 31 NATIONS TO TRAIN, ADVISE, AND ASSIST PARTNER FORCES IN COUNTER MARKETS AND COUNTERTERRORISM OPERATIONS. IN THE CENTRAL COMMAND, WE REMAIN FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION IN AFGHANISTAN, THE DEFEAT ISIS CAMPAIGN IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, COUNTERING IRAN DESTABILIING IN — ACROSS THE REGION. NATO’S OPERATION RESOLUTE SUPPORT. OUR PRIMARY MISSION REMAINS COUNTERING TERRORIST THREATS TO THE UNITED STATES. OUR FORCES AND FORCES FROM 40 NATO AND PARTNER NATIONS ARE ALSO TRAINING, ADVISING, AND ASSISTING OVER 300,000 AFGHAN FORCES WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SECURITY IN AFGHANISTAN. IN IRAQ AND SYRIA, WE’RE OPERATING AS PART OF A 77-MEMBER DEFEAT ISIS COALITION. IN SYRIA, 2,000 U.S. AND ADDITIONAL COALITION FORCES ARE WORKING TO ENABLE THE 50,000 SYRIAN DEMOCRATIC FORCES IN CLEARING THE REMAINDER OF ISIS IN THE RIVER VALLEY AND STABILIZING THOSE AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN CLEARED OF ISIS. IN IRAQ, THE PRIORITY IS SUPPORTING IRAQI SECURITY FORCES TO ENSURE THE SUCCESS THEY’VE HAD AGAINST ISIS IS ENDURING. IN THE EUROPEAN COMMAND, WE’RE ENHANCING ALLIANCES AND DETERRING RUSSIAN AGGRESSION THROUGH ENHANCED FOREIGN PRESENCE. WE ALSO HAVE A ROBUST EXERCISE AND TRAINING PROGRAM ENABLED BY THE EUROPEAN DEFENSE INITIATIVE. THIS YEAR, WE’VE CONDUCTED 13 JOINT EXERCISES IN EUROPE IN ADDITION TO A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICE-SPECIFIC TRAINING AND ENGAGEMENT. APPROXIMATELY 7,200 U.S. FORCES ARE SUPPORTING THOUSANDS MORE AFRICAN MILITARY PARTNERS IN PROVIDING FOR THEIR OWN SECURITY IN CONDUCTING COUNTERTERRORIST OPERATIONS AGAINST ISIS AND AL QAEDA AFFILIATES. IT INCLUDES COUNTERING ISIS IN LIBYA, AND SUPPORTING PARTNERS IN LAKE CHAD REGIONS. U.S. SOUTHERN COMMAND, WE’RE ALSO WORKING TO DEEPEN OUR SECURITY RELATIONSHIPS AND ADDRESSING REGIONAL CHALLENGES AND THREATS. THE U.S. NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP COMFORT WILL SOON DEPLOY TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE OF INCREASED POPULATION FLOW FROM VENEZUELA. THERE’S 33 AIRCRAFT WORKING TO SUPPRESS WILDFIRES IN THE WESTERN STATES. MORE THAN 2,000 GUARDSMEN ARE SUPPORTING HOMELAND SECURITY ON THE SOUTHERN BORDER. THE NORTHERN COMMAND ALSO PROVIDES AROUND THE CLOCK BALLISTIC MISSILE DEFENSE WHILE AMERICANS AND CANADIANS DEFEND OUR AIR SPACE. THE COMMANDERS ARE INNOVATING. EXPERIMENTS TO HELP SHAPE THE FORCE WE’LL NEED TO FIGHT AND WIN TOMORROW. I BELIEVE YOU CAN SEE YOUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM ARE BUSY, AND WE’RE PROUD OF THEM. AS THE SECRETARY SAID, WE’RE GRATEFUL FOR CONGRESS’ SUPPORT EXPRESSED IN THE BIPARTISAN NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT. WE WORK ALONGSIDE OUR ALLIES AND PARTNERS, OUR SOURCE OF STRENGTH. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MR. SECRETARY, YOU MENTIONED YEMEN. TODAY THERE WAS A REPORT FOR THE U.N. THAT SAID THAT THE COALITION AND THE YEMEN GOVERNMENT MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR WAR CRIMES. MY QUESTION IS: HOW DO YOU JUSTIFY CONTINUED AMERICAN INVESTMENT AND SUPPORT AND AMERICAN CREDIBILITY IN A COALITION THAT HAS PRODUCED SUCH PROBLEMATIC RESULTS, CHARACTERIZED BY SOME AS A HUMANITARIAN DISASTER?>>WELL, THE REALITY IS THAT THAT BATTLE FIELD IS A HUMANITARIAN FIELD. AND WE RECOGNIZE THE TRAGEDY THERE. THAT’S WHY I EMPHASIZED WE’RE WORKING WITH THE U.N. SPECIAL ENVOY TO TRY AND END THIS, TO DRIVE THIS TO A U.N.-BROKERED NEGOTIATION. BUT WE DID REVIEW THE SUPPORT FOR THE ARAB COALITION WHEN WE CAME INTO OFFICE. AS YOU KNOW, IT WAS STARTED BEFORE WE ARRIVED HERE. WE REVIEWED IT. WE DETERMINED THAT IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO TO SUPPORT THEM IN THE DEFENSE OF THEIR OWN COUNTRIES, BUT ALSO TO RESTORE THE RIGHTFUL GOVERNMENT THERE. OUR CONDUCT THERE IS TO TRY TO KEEP THE HUMAN COST OF INNOCENCE BEING KILLED ACCIDENTALLY TO THE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM. THAT IS OUR GOAL WHERE WE ENGAGE WITH THE COALITION. IN YEMEN, AS A GENERAL STATEMENT, WE STAY OUT OF THE WAR OURSELVES AND WE ARE FOCUSED ON DEFEATING ISIS AND AL QAEDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA. AGAIN, OUR GOAL IS TO REDUCE THIS — THIS TRAGEDY AND TO GET IT TO THE U.N.-BROKED TABLE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. >>CONSIDERING GIVEN WHAT’S HAPPENED RECENTLY, ARE YOU CONSIDERING REVIEWING AGAIN THE AMERICAN SUPPORT?>>WE ARE CONSTANTLY REVIEWING WHAT SUPPORT WE ARE GIVING, YES. WE ALSO HAD AN ARMY LIEUTENANT GENERAL IN RIYADH ALMOST IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE EARLY AUGUST TRAGEDY TO CONVEY OUR CONCERNS AND ASK FOR A SWIFT AND COMPLETE INVESTIGATION. WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO LIMIT THIS KIND OF TRAGEDY. BUT THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY IS TO GET THIS TO A U.N.-BROKERED GOEGS. >>NEGOTIATION. >>CAN YOU BRING US UP TO DATE ON THE TRAINING WITH TURKEY?>>ABOUT TWO MONTHS AGO, WE BEGAN TO WORK WITH THE TURKS. MORE BROADLY, SECURITY IN NORTHERN SYRIA. THERE’S TWO PHASES. ONE IS INDEPENDENT CONTROLS WITH COORDINATION AND COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TURKISH FORCES, U.S. COALITION FORCES. SECOND PHASE BEING COMBINED PATROLS. WE ARE NOW CONDUCTING THE INDEPENDENT PATROLS WITH COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE TURKS. IN ORDER TO DO COMBINED PATROLS, WE NEED A COMMAND AND CONTROL CONSTRUCT SET UP, WE NEED JOINT TRAINING IN TURKEY AND AN AGREEMENT ON RULES OF ENGAGEMENT AND OTHER DETAILS. THAT’S ONGOING. IT’S ONGOING. WE’RE BOTH SATISFIED WITH THE PACE OF OUR PLANNING. MOST IMPORTANTLY, SECURITY IS BEING PROVIDED. IN SYRIA, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT MAKING REFINEMENTS TO THAT SECURITY IN THE FUTURE. >>MR. SECRETARY AND GENERAL DUNFORD, FIRST, SIR, I WANTED TO ASK YOU ABOUT SYRIA AND RUSSIA. ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT THE RUSSIANS MAY STAND ASIDE AND LET THE SYRIANS MOVE CHEMICALS WEAPONS CAPABILITY INTO THE IDLIB AREA? AND FOR GENERAL DUNFORD VERY QUICKLY, ACCORDING TO IRANIAN –>>>FOLKS, WE ARE TAKING YOU OUT LIVE TO THE WHITE HOUSE RIGHT NOW. PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKING A STATEMENT ON DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES IN THE COUNTRY. WHAT HE HOPES TO ACCOMPLISH HERE. LET’S LISTEN IN.>>– THE DRUG FREE COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE. GRANTS WILL BE AWARDED TO 730 COMMUNITY GROUPS IN ALL 50 STATES. THAT’S A LOT OF GROUPS, THAT’S A LOT OF PEOPLE. WE’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING TO THIS EXTENT. WE’VE NEVER DONE ANYTHING THIS LARGE OR WHERE WE REACHED OUT TO SO MANY PEOPLE, GREAT PEOPLE. THE DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES PROGRAM IS A PROVEN SUCCESS. CUTTING ALCOHOL AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE BY AN AVERAGE OF NEARLY 20% AMONG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND PARTICIPATING COMMUNITIES. THAT’S A 20% REDUCTION, WHICH IS PRETTY MUCH AT THE TOP OF THE PACK. INCREDIBLE WHAT THEY’VE BEEN ABLE TO DO. YOU SHOULD ALL BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOUR LIFE — THIS COULD BE A LIFE’S WORK. A VERY IMPORTANT LIFE’S WORK. GREAT GOING. I ALSO WANT TO THANK DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY, SOMEBODY WHO REALLY TAKES IT TO HEART. WE SPEAK AND HE IS IN LOVE WITH WHAT HE DOES BECAUSE OF THE RESULTS THAT HE’S GETTING. THAT’S JIM CARROLL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. >>COUNTLESS AMERICANS ARE AFFECTED BY THE DANGERS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE. MANY OF US HAVE A COLLEAGUE OR A LOVED ONE WHO HAS STRUGGLED WITH DEPENDENCY. I HAVE. I HAD A BROTHER. BEST-LOOKING PERSON. I HAVE TO ADMIT HE WAS MUCH BETTER-LOOKING THAN ME. I HAD THE BEST PERSONALITY. BUT HE HAD AN ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL. HORRIBLE ADDICTION. IT REALLY — REALLY DESTROYED HIS LIFE. VERY TOUGH THING FOR OUR FAMILY. SADLY, IN 2017, AN ESTIMATED 134 AMERICANS DIE EACH DAY FROM OPIOID-RELATED OVERDOSES. 134 PEOPLE A DAY. MY ADMINISTRATION SUPPORTS ONGOING BIPARTISAN EFFORTS TO PASS LEGISLATION TO COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS. WE DEDICATED TO ENDING THIS CRISIS, AND WE WILL END THIS CRISIS OR GET IT DOWN TO A LEVEL, JIM, WHERE WE CAN DO THINGS AND MAYBE GO FROM THERE. BUT WE’RE GETTING IT DOWN TO A LEVEL THAT’S A LOT LOWER THAN WE THOUGHT POSSIBLE AT THE TIME. IN ONE YEAR, WE REDUCED HIGH-DOSE OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS BY 16%. REINCREASED FUNDING BY $6 MILLION TO COMBAT THE OPIOID CRISIS. THAT’S A RECORD. GOT THAT APPROVED JUST LAST YEAR AND THE MONEY IS NOW STARTING TO FLOW THROUGH THE SYSTEM. WE DECLARED A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND LAUNCHED A NATIONWIDE PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN. WE’RE EXPANDING TREATMENT AND RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES. WE’RE HOLDING DRUG TRAFFICKERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CRIMES. WE’RE REALLY GOING AFTER THE TRAFFICKERS. I’VE ALWAYS SAID THAT’S THE BIGGEST THING. FRANKLY, THE PUNISHMENT IS GETTING STRONGER AND STRONGER. MAYBE AT SOME POINT, WE’LL GET SMART AS A NATION AND GIVE THEM THE ULTIMATE PUNISHMENT. IN A FEW MOMENTS, WE’RE GOING TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE INCREDIBLE COALITION LEADERS AND YOUTH REPRESENTATIVES THAT ARE WITH US TODAY. BUT FIRST, I’D LIKE TO ASK A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE WHO’S BEEN WITH US FOR A LONG TIME, AND SOMEONE THAT’S REALLY DONE A BEAUTIFUL JOB, DEPUTY DIRECTOR JIM CARROLL, SAY A FEW WORDS. >>IT’S A GREAT HONOR TO SERVE AS THE HEAD OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY FOR YOU. WHAT IS ALSO A GREAT HONOR IS TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITIES AND WORK WITH THESE COMMUNITY LEADERS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. I GO AROUND THE COUNTRY AND, IN FACT, I GO AROUND THE WORLD WITH SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT YOU’RE PUTTING IN PLACE. WHAT WE’RE SEEING IS, QUITE FRANKLY, PEOPLE WHO ARE A BIT SURPRISED BY THE LEVEL OF COMMITMENT THAT YOU HAVE SHOWN. AND QUITE FRANKLY, IT’S NOT JUST THE FINANCIAL COMMITMENT THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY WITH THE RECORD NUMBER OF DOLLARS BEING PUT TOWARDS THESE RESOURCES, THE RECORD NUMBER OF COMMUNITIES. 60 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN A DRUG-FREE COMMUNITY. BUT CANDIDLY, MR. PRESIDENT, I THINK THAT THEY HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY YOUR PERSONAL COMMITMENT, BY YOUR PASSION AND COMPASSION ON THIS SUBJECT. WHEN I’M OUT ON THE ROAD, THAT’S WHAT I HEAR. PEOPLE HAVE REALLY TAKEN TO HEART THE WORDS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM. IN ADDITION, OF COURSE, TO THE RESOURCES, BUT THEY REALLY UNDERSTAND. SO I’M EAGER FOR YOU TO MEET SIX OF THE 731 TODAY. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME. YOU TOLD ME IN THE BEGINNING TO BE RELENTLESS AND YOU MEANT IT ACROSS ALL THREE, RELENTLESS ON EDUCATION AND PREVENTION, RELENTLESS IN MAKING SURE PEOPLE GET TREATMENT, AND OF COURSE BE RELENTLESS ON INTERDICTION AND STOPPING THE DRUGS. THANKS TO YOUR SUPPORT, WE’RE DOING ALL THREE. >>GENERAL, HOW ABOUT SAYING A FEW WORDS, PLEASE?>>THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE HERE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND HONORING US BY ANNOUNCING THESE GRANTS TODAY. SINCE I LEFT, I HAVE BEEN SERVING AT THE PLEASURE TO SERVE AS CHAIRMAN AND CEO OF COMMUNITY AND ANTI-DRUG COALITION OF AMERICA. IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS COME THIS FRIDAY. IN THAT FIGHT, WE HAVE BUILT AND HAD FUNDED THROUGH THE DRUG-FREE COMMITTEES PROGRAM OVER 2,000 COALITIONS OF WHICH THERE ARE 731 ACTIVELY NOW. WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL POLICY, WE’VE HAD THIS PROGRAM, TOOK THIS CONCEPT TO CONGRESS AND GOT IT ENACTED INTO LAW. OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, WORKING WITH PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION AND YOURS, WE HAVE KEPT IT FUNDED AND WE’RE SO EXCITED TO SEE THAT THE DOLLARS NOW ARE NEARLY APPROACHING $100 MILLION. I WILL SAY TO YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, AS YOU CITED, THE RESULTS THAT THESE COALITIONS THAT ARE REPRESENTED HERE TODAY ACHIEVING ARE EXCEPTIONAL. I CAN THINK OF NO OTHER GRANT PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON THAT CAN ACHIEVE SO MANY RESULTS FOR THE AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT ARE PUT INTO THEM. I WOULD SAY TO YOU ALSO THAT WE HAVE KEPT THESE COALITIONS THROUGH OUR TRAINING AND THROUGH OUR COALITION ACADEMY, AND I WOULD SAY THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE COUNTRY AND YOU KNOW THIS WELL, MR. PRESIDENT, THERE ARE MORE THAN 3,000 COUNTIES IN THE UNITED STATES. ABOUT 3,300 COUNTIES. WE CURRENTLY OVER THE 20 YEARS HAVE BUILT 731 OF THESE COALITIONS. THE GOAL WOULD BE TO HAVE ONE OF THESE MULTI-SECTOR COALITIONS IN EVERY COUNTY IN AMERICA. I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH YOU AND YOUR ADMINISTRATION SO THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO HAVE EVERY COUNTY IN AMERICA HAVING ONE OF THESE COALITIONS THAT ARE GOING TO HELP THEM TAKE DOWN SUBSTANCE ABUSE RATES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP. >>THANK YOU, GENERAL. THAT’S VERY NICE. WE WILL BE WORKING TOGETHER. LOOK FORWARD TO IT.>>THIS LADY HERE FIRST MET US WHEN SHE WAS A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE CAME TO OUR NATIONAL YOUTH LEADERSHIP ACADEMY. WE TRAIN OVER 2,000 YOUNG PEOPLE EVERY YEAR TO TAKE THIS FIGHT BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY. WE ASKED HER TO BECOME ONE OF OUR TRAINERS. SHE DID THAT. SHE JUST GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL. SHE’S HEADED OFF TO COLLEGE.>>GOOD. >>SHE TRAVELED WITH ME INTERNATIONALLY AS WELL. AND SHE’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE DOING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TO FIGHT THIS ISSUE. I WANTED HER TO GIVE YOU A SHORT SUMMARY. >>GO AHEAD.>>MR. PRESIDENT, I’M FROM CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. [ INAUDIBLE ] THEY’VE BEEN FUNDED FOR A MAJORITY OF THOSE YEARS. WITH THEM, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE A SIGNIFICANT DECREASE IN THE USE OF ALCOHOL, MARIJUANA, AND TOBACCO. I HAVE THE ABILITY TO COLLABORATE WITH YOUTH ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO ARE LIKEWISE FUNDED BY THE GRANT. TOGETHER, WE ARE ABLE TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE GIVING US THE POWER TO WORK TRULY IN OUR COMMUNITIES FROM A VIRAL PERSPECTIVE GOING UP. THIS MARCH, I ACTUALLY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO VIENNA, AUSTRIA AS THE U.S. YOUTH DELEGATE ON THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON NARCOTICS DRUG. I WAS ABLE TO COLLABORATE WITH YOUTH FROM ACROSS THE WORLD. I WAS COMPARING AND CONTRASTING DIFFERENT WAYS OF PREVENTION ACROSS THE WORLD. TRULY, THE GRANT IS ONE OF A KIND BECAUSE WE ARE GIVING POWER TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DO WHAT THEY DEEM NECESSARY. AND SO I TRULY WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ALL THAT POWER AND TRUST TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO DEAL WITH THESE LOCAL PROBLEMS. >>THAT WAS SO BEAUTIFULLY DONE. I ALMOST WANT TO APPLAUD. [ LAUGHTER ] [ INAUDIBLE ] PROBABLY END UP BEING A TELEVISION STAR AND YOU’LL FORGET ALL ABOUT ME, RIGHT? THANK YOU. WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING? THAT’S A TOUGH ONE — [ LAUGHTER ]>>MY NAME IS — [ INAUDIBLE ] — I’M HONORED TO BE HERE. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, I’M THE LEAST DESERVING PERSON — [ INAUDIBLE ] THE PAST FIVE YEARS, I DON’T WANT TO DO NOTHING BUT HELP MY COMMUNITY. THESE ORGANIZATIONS AND THE PEOPLE LIKE MR. CARROLL AND THE GENERAL, IT WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE. IT ALTERED MY LIFE. MY FAMILY, THEY HAVE A LONG HISTORY OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. AND MY PARENTS, THEY — [ INAUDIBLE ] I COME TO REALIZE THAT THE GOOD LIFE I’VE HAD, THEY WEREN’T ABLE TO. MY GRANDPA, HE WAS IN WORLD WAR II. HE GOT WOUNDED AND HE COPED USING ALCOHOL. IT WAS NOTHING FOR HIM TO WAKE UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND THINK HE’S IN THE WAR AGAIN. [ INAUDIBLE ] ON MY DAD’S SIDE, HE WASN’T ENCOURAGED TO GO TO SCHOOL. HE HAS AN EIGHTH GRADE EDUCATION. MY DAD IS A MAINTENANCE MAN WITH THE LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM. I’M PROUD OF HIM. MY MOTHER IS A TEACHER. AND MY ENTIRE LIFE, MY DAD HAS PUSHED ME AND ENCOURAGED ME TO GET AN EDUCATION, AND MY MOM TAUGHT ME HOW TO USE IT. AND –>>>ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY. WELCOME BACK HERE TO “NEWS NOW.” WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO TAKE THE WHITE HOUSE ROUNDTABLE ADDRESS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP, BUT THAT SHOT FROZE UP ON US. LOOKS LIKE IT’S BACK.>>THAT WAS A GREAT JOB. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. SAY HELLO TO EVERYBODY. TELL THEM WE’RE PROUD OF YOU. BEAUTIFUL JOB. HOW ABOUT YOU?>>HI, OKAY — [ INAUDIBLE ] MY BIGGEST — [ INAUDIBLE ] — IS TO ADULTS BECAUSE THEY CAN CONNECT THROUGH THEIR PEERS. SO BY HIRING AND EDUCATING THOSE YOUTH INVOLVED IN THE COALITION, GETTING MORE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE COALITION THROUGH EVENTS AND SUCH, THOSE THINGS ARE SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE THEY WERE ABLE TO — [ INAUDIBLE ] — WHO MAY NOT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE COALITION. CAN TELL THEM, YOU KNOW — [ INAUDIBLE ] — DRINKING AND MARIJUANA USE IS NOT A RITE OF PASSAGE WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH. THERE’S SO MANY OTHER OPTIONS. COMING FROM NEW HAMPSHIR — [ INAUDIBLE ] — OPIOID CRISIS. WE ARE VERY CERTAIN WE KEEP WORKING WITH THE ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA PREVENTION, THAT IS REALLY WHERE WE’RE GOING TO FIND — [ INAUDIBLE ] — THAT’S THE START. ALTHOUGH WE HAVE TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE OPIOID CRISIS, WORKING WITH THE PREVENTION OF, YOU KNOW, ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA IS JUST AS IMPORTANT.>>REALLY IS HAVING AN IMPACT. THAT’S GREAT. GREAT JOB. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. PLEASE.>>HELLO. [ INAUDIBLE ] — IN WEST VIRGINIA. ALL I’M GOING TO SAY IS — [ INAUDIBLE ] — IN OUR COUNTY. IT’S BEEN LIKE — IT’S CRAZY BECAUSE WE SEE IT ALL THE TIME. AND WE SEE PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR MINDS, WE SEE PEOPLE CHANGE THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF WHAT WE’RE DOING.>>ALL RIGHT. INTERESTING CONVERSATION THERE, MAKING COMMUNITIES DRUG FREE ADDRESS AT THE WHITE HOUSE. PRESIDENT TRUMP WITH COMMUNITY LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE. SO WE’LL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THAT FOR YOU. FOX10PHOENIX.COM. BUT RIGHT NOW, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU THIS SHOT RIGHT HERE FROM THE ARIZONA CAPITOL OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN BEING HONORED THERE AS HE LIES IN STATE RIGHT NOW AS THAT WILL START ABOUT 2:00 WHERE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC CAN VIEW THE CASKET THERE AND REMEMBER OUR SENATOR. SO WE’LL HAVE THAT FOR YOU CONTINUING ON ON FOX10PHOENIX.COM. AND TALKING ABOUT FOX10PHOENIX.COM, OUR VERY OWN PILAR ARIAS HAS MORE COVERAGE HERE FOR US. >>YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. OUR LINDA WILLIAMS IS THERE OUTSIDE THE CAPITOL. SHE’S ABOUT TO GO LIVE ON THE NOON SHOW. WE’LL TALK TO HER ON “NEWS NOW” AFTERWARDS. WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ON THE STREAM. AND WE’RE GOING TO DO A FOLLOW-UP FROM LAST NIGHT’S PRIMARY ELECTION RESULTS. IT WASN’T JUST ARIZONA THAT HAD SOME RACES. WE WERE HERE UNTIL 1:00 A.M. >>THERE YOU GO. >>TOP STORIES AND HEADLINES. A GRUESOME DISCOVERY IN CALIFORNIA. THEY FOUND A HEADLESS BODY IN A FISH TANK. >>HEY, HEY, WOW. >>AND THEN YAHOO! IS ADMITTING THAT THE SCANNING E-MAIL. I BET YOU CAN IMAGINE WHAT FOR. >>FOR ADVERTISEMENTS. I SEE THAT ALL THE TIME. >>YEAH. >>YOU GOOGLE SOMETHING, YOU YAHOO! SEARCH SOMETHING — >>ALL OF A SUDDEN. >>>>– WITH INSIX HOURS, YOU HAVE THE AD RIGHT THERE. >>HEATHER NAUERT IS HAVING A STATE DEPARTMENT BRIEFING AS WELL. >>WE’LL HAVE ALL OF THAT FOR YOU ON FOX10PHOENIX.COM. STAY RIGHT HERE WITH US. HEATHER NAUERT AND OUR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF SENATOR JOHN McCAIN, HONORING HIM HERE IN ARIZONA. CONTINUE TO JOIN US, FOX10PHOENIX.COM. WE’D LOVE TO HAVE YOU. WE’RE HERE ALL THE WAY UNTIL 8:00 TONIGHT. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US. 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