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CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at the facts behind events today in President Trump's Oval Office meeting with Democrats Senator Charles Schumer & Representative Nancy Pelosi introduced; scenes shown of their debate. about immigration politics [TRUMP - says if we don't have border security we will shut down the government, the tremendous amounts of wall that has been built.] The fact that not a lot of wall has been built noted. [TRUMP - says we caught ten terrorists: we need border security.] The facts about ten terrorists at the border as from the Border Patrol noted. [After the meeting, TRUMP - says open borders leads to crime & a medical problem.] A "Lancet" report that immigrants carry disease is a myth noted. CNN's gary Tuchman's visit to the "new border wall": Trump showed pictures of in March noted. [Calexico MAYOR - says this is not a wall project.] [In Calexico, on April 30, Vice President Mike PENCE - calls this a new wall.] [Many times, TRUMP - says Mexico will pay for the wall.] [Today, TRUMP - says he will shut down the government.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & David Axelrod about the Oval Office meeting. [GERGEN - says the Oval Office was good theater, but Trump backed himself into a corner over the government shutdown issue, that Representative Nancy Pelosi wrapped up the speakership by going up against Trump.] [AXELROD - offers views on the message sent by the Democrats, how Trump likes the storyline of him standing up for the border wall, but people do not like shutdowns, that Pelosi counts votes!, how Trump wanted to distract from the Mueller news.] Other material: [TRUMP - says we have to have a border wall.] [PELOSI - responds.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson
Duration:
00:15:20

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