This is a rush transcript from "The Five," October 17, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. It's 5 o'clock in New York City, and this is The Five. The liberal media is once again whipping itself into a frenzy over President Trump. First up, amid the presidents brewing battle with Stormy Daniels and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, Trump-hating MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski is calling on the president to be removed from office. MIKA BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC: This is one of the many, many, many ways this president has shown us that he's not fit, possibly not even well. You're working for a president who is not fit to lead, who's going to do something crazy in 5 minutes, one hour, tonight or tomorrow. Like what more do you need to hear from him to start thinking 25th amendment or something else? DON LEMON, CNN: Does he own a mirror? Has he -- he keeps talking about people gaining weight and how people look? Has he -- does he own a mirror that doesn't have Vaseline over it or a cloth? I mean, all he has to do is look in the mirror. Donald Trump is no prize. And if I were him, not that I'm one either, I would keep my thoughts about other people's looks to myself. Some in the media are trying to spin Elizabeth Warren's disastrous DNA reveal by using it to attack Trump. It is ultimately a dog whistle that plays into the grievances of his base, his overwhelmingly white bass, and it goes into multiple themes that are at issue for conservatives, predominately around affirmative action and whether or not they're people who are sort of cheating the system by claiming to be minorities. WATTERS: And the architect of the Iran nuclear deal, former Obama adviser, Ben Rhodes, is parroting this new media talking point about the disappearance of the Washington Post columnist. BEN RHODES, FORMER OBAMA OFFICIAL: The message -- the Saudis wanted to send and they have sent is that you're not safe anywhere if you criticize us. And the message of President Trump is sending is that there's no consequences. We have a President of the United States who says Journalist (INAUDIBLE). So values like freedom of speech and dissent, suddenly are very endangered around the world. And that's a thread line that I think it's getting much worse. Juan, let's pick up on what Ben Rhodes just said. I think it's pretty irresponsible to link the Washington Post columnist death with President Trump's war on the media.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos knocks Google for turning down a military contract. So while Google kills contracts that help our nation's defenses, opting instead to help China's artificial intelligence -- Amazon puts America first. Despite getting flak from sheltered employees who think national security is for losers, CEO Jeff Bezos sticks to his guns. He recently said this, "We are going to continue to support the DOD, and I think we should, it doesn't make any sense to me – sometimes, one of the jobs of senior leadership is to make the right decision, even when it's unpopular. And if big tech companies are going to turn their back on the U.S. Department of Defense, this country is going to be in trouble."
File photo - An airplane flies over a drone during the Polar Bear Plunge on Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York Jan. 1, 2015. A video produced by the University of Dayton Research Institute shows in alarming detail what happens when a drone collides with a plane. The test, which mimicked a midair collision at 238 mph, launched a 2.1-pound DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter into the wing of a Mooney M20 aircraft. Experts from UDRI's Impact Physics group note that the drone did not shatter on impact, but tore open the wing's leading edge, damaging its main spar. "While the quadcopter broke apart, its energy and mass hung together to create significant damage to the wing," explained Kevin Poormon, group leader for impact physics at UDRI, in a statement.
Squeezed by the U.S. military, the power of the terror group has shrunk. But, as Lucas Tomlinson reports, the fight is far from over. ISIS has threatened a drone attack on the Eiffel Tower with a chilling new poster. The threat comes just four months after Paris installed a 10ft anti-terror wall around the landmark, using bulletproof glass to protect visitors from potential attacks. The red and black poster shows a drone carrying a sizeable object while flying next to the Eiffel Tower, which is framed in crosshairs.
English actress Keira Knightley is setting limits on her daughter's viewing habits. Keira Knightley is setting limits on her daughter's viewing habits. The English actress, 33, spoke about her 3-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Edie, on Tuesday's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." DeGeneres asked Knightley about which kids' movies are "banned" for the youngster. "Banned, because she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her."
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said China has persecuted minorities on a massive scale. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused China of persecuting religious and ethnic minorities on a massive scale Monday in her first public remarks since announcing she would leave office last week. "It is the largest internment of civilians in the world today," Haley said in keynote remarks at the Chiefs of Defense Conference Dinner in Washington. "It may be the largest since World War II." The former South Carolina governor was particularly critical of Beijing's crackdown on Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China's northwest, which she described as being "straight out of George Orwell."
A new app aims to help supporters of President Trump meet and mingle. Dating as a supporter of President Donald Trump can apparently be challenging. Conservatives may encounter messages like "Trump supporters, swipe left" on Tinder and "If you voted for Trump, don't waste my time" on other popular dating apps. A 2016 survey from Tinder found that 71 percent of online daters consider political differences to be a dealbreaker. Enter Donald Daters, a new dating app that launched Monday for Apple and Android devices with the mission of helping Trump supporters meet and mingle on a platform free of any liberal backlash.
Alexa is no longer "new." The smart-tech revolution is now in full swing, and Amazon Echo is at the heart of it. According to Edison Research, nearly 40 million people own voice-activated speakers, which is about one in six U.S. adults. Echo changed the game, and millions of households have integrated Alexa into their daily lives. For many technophiles, it's not a question of whether to invest in smart technology, but what kind.
This compilation highlights the power of the storm and what residents face in the weeks ahead. Days after powerful Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday just north of Mexico Beach, Florida, thousands of people have been reported missing to local authorities. Emergency crews made it their mission Friday to search for people after the Category 4 storm barreled into the Florida Panhandle before making its way to southwest Georgia and South Carolina – while also lashing North Carolina and Virginia. At least 17 people have been killed. Emergency officials said they received thousands of calls asking about missing people, but with cellphone service out across a wide area, they found it impossible to know who among those unaccounted for was safe but just unable to dial out to friends or family.
Boston Dynamics has released a new video of its robot dog, Spot, walking around construction sites in Tokyo as the company starts to test it "for commercial usage around the world." The company, owned by Japanese internet conglomerate Softbank, gave Spot a "specialized payload for surveying work progress," while adding another camera in its hand to let it do "detailed inspection work on site." The company doesn't say what Spot's use cases could be, but it's not hard to imagine it as a security guard on a construction site; or making sure workers have what they need. The video of Spot being a creepy, but overall good boy, comes after Boston Dynamics showed its significantly scarier humanoid robot, Atlas, performing parkour, a training discipline that allows people to get from one point to another with little-wasted movement. 'NIGHTMARE-INDUCING' ROBOTS ARE NOW ABLE TO DO BACKFLIPS In that video, posted Thursday, Boston Dynamics said that Atlas has control software that "uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and strength for jumping over the log and leaping up the steps without breaking its pace."