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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) What happened when Acosta tried to ask questions in the White House about President Trump's comments last week in which he referred to Africa as a "shithole" & the president's comments on wanting immigrants from countries like Norway, how the president ordered the press out & how he {Acosta} was confronted by staffers blocking his view of the president, the debate over "house" & "hole," who heard the remarks & who did not, what White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said discussed. [In response to Acosta's question, TRUMP - says he wants them to come in from everywhere.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN interview with Jake Tapper with Senator Dick Durbin, who has said Trump made those remarks last week, introduced. [DURBIN - says the president's staff sandbagged the bipartisan immigration reform plan.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & David Axelrod about the immigration issue. [AXELROD, GERGEN - offer views on the opposition within the White House to getting an immigration deal with the president not being grounded on the issue, on how the White House typically has factions & what happened in this case with the immigration plan, what Trump needs to do about having an agreement on immigration to prevent a calamity.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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