tv State of the Union With Jake Tapper CNN October 18, 2015 6:00am-7:01am PDT
task. some suggest his entry would offer a solid alternative, several sources suggest the internal labor family feud is complicated enough already. and if biden is banking on massed affections from clinton or sanders he's likely to be disappointed. we'll see you soon. "state of the union" with jake tapper starts now. back to back to back exclusives. first up, jeb bush livid over donald trump's comments about his brother. >> talk about george bush say what you want. >> jeb's response next. one on one with hillary clinton weighing in on bernie, benghazi, and 40 years with bill. >> i'm not going sit there and tell you all roses. >> does she think it's decision
time for joe biden? >> then another exclusive. mitt romney the would be president weighing in on his party's chances to win the white house. >> i would vote for the nominee of the republican party and i don't believe it's going to be donald trump. >> i'm jake tapper in washington, d.c., where the state of the union is exclusive. we're bringing you three block buster interviews with marquee names from both parties. bush, clinton, and romney. first up former florida governor jeb bush once seen as the inevitable gop nominee now stuck in the middle of the pac trailing behind donald trump. this week donald trump got personal saying this about bush's brother. >> when you talk about george bush and say what you want, the world trade center came down during his time. >> hold on. you can't blame george bush for
that. >> he was president. okay. don't blame him or blame him he was president. the world trade center came down during his reign. >> that comment sparked a twitter war with jeb bush calling trump pathetic. trump, minutes ago responding saying, quote, jeb bush should stop trying to defend his brother and focus on his own shortcomings and how to fix them. >> with us in the flash to respond is former florida governor jeb bush. thank you for being with us. >> thanks, jake. what are you objecting to about mr. trump's remarijuaks about 9 and your brother? >> my brother responded to a crisis and did it as you would hope a president would do. he kept us safe and united the country. there's no denying that. the majority of americans believe that. i don't know why he keeps bringing it up. te doesn't show he's a serious person as it relates to being commander in chief and the
architect of a foreign policies. across the spectrum of foreign policy, mr. trump talks about things that as though he's still on the apprentice. literally talking about syria saying isis should take out assad then russia should take out isis. it's though it was some kind of broad game. it's another example of a lack of seriousness. we're under a grave threats again and i think we need a president with a steady hand. >> to play devil's advocate, do you think it's possible that your loyalty to your brother, while very admirable on a personal level might be in some ways a political or policy liability blinding you to mistakes he made? >> no, i mean, so next week mr. trump is probably going say that fdr was around when japan attacked pearl harbor. it's what you do after that matters. that's the sign of leadership. it's not the -- does anybody actually blame my brother for the attacks on 9/11?
if they do they're marginalizing our society. it's what he did afterwards that matters. i'm proud of him and a bunch of other people. you don't have to have your last name be bush to understand that. it calls into question mr. trump's credibility as a commander in chief and architect of the next generation foreign policy, which we need in this country right now. >> obviously al qaeda was responsible for the terrorist attack of 9/11, but how do you respond to critics who ask if your brother and his administration bear no possibility at all how do you make the jump that president obama and secretary clinton are responsible for what happened at benghazi? >> well, the question on benghazi, which is hopefully we'll finally get the truth is was that -- was the place secure? they had a responsibility department of state to have a proper security. there were calls for security. its looks like they didn't get it. how was the response in the
aftermath of the attack. was there a chance the four american lives could have been saved? that's what the investigation is about. it's not a political issue. it's not about the broad policy issue. were we doing the job of protecting our embassies and consulates and during the period those hours after the attacks started could they have been saved? >> well, that's kind of proving the point of the critics i was just asking about because you don't want to have your brother bear responsibility for 9/11 and i understand that argument and al qaeda is responsible, but why are the terrorists not the ones who are responsible for these attacks in libya -- >> they are. of course they are, of course they are. but if the ambassador was asking for additional security and didn't get it, that's proper point. if it's proven that the security was adequate compared to other embassies fine. we'll move on. >> you're making strong statements about donald trump in this interview this morning. you just put out a new web ad, in fact, attacking trump saying
he's not serious. let's play a clip from that. ♪ >> the ad goes on to highlight or low light -- depending on your point of view, of trump's moments in which i'm sure you would argue he's not being serious. in light of the new ad, let me ask you what i asked at the last debate. do you feel comfortable with trump's hand on the nation's nuclear codes. your ad seems to be stating you do not. you invoke the number of nuclear weapons the united states has. >> i have grave doubts, to be honest with you. it's only because the things he says. it looks as though he's not taking the responsibility of possibility of being president of the united states seriously. for him it looks as though he's
an actor playing the role of a candidate for president not boning up on the issues. not having a broad sense of the responsibilities behalf it is to be a president. it in his own words, it gives me great concern, for sure. a lot of other people will as well. >> why do you think he continues to do so well with republican voters? >> look, he's a phenomenal personality, for sure. he's capturing people's deep anger and angst about washington, d.c., for sure. he won't be able to solve the problems. he's mirroring people's anger and does it effectively. i don't think trump will win the nomination. i think we'll have a nominee that will unite the party and win the presidency. when people think about who is going to be president of the united states, who has the judgment and the seriousness and the ideas to be president to lead us in a different direction, i think his support will wane. >> what makes you think he won't get the nomination. he's been leading in the polls
for months. as a political reporter i don't see any evidence he's not going to get the nomination. >> we'll see. we'll see, jake. this time four years ago this time eight years ago the conditions were different and the nominee e amerimerged in th january and february time frame. i expect it will be the case this time. >> after campaign fundraising numbers your spokesmen had a arch comment about marco rubio. miller tweeted, quote, lying about budgets i guess marco picked up something in the senate. them fighting words. >> i'm not into all that, but indeed kind of mislead people about his fundraising results. that's fine. look, the process part of this is not my motivation to run. i believe we can grow our economy at the far faster rate and have a concrete set of plans to do that. on foreign policy we've done the same thing. each and every day i campaign i focus on those things. >> you probably watch some of
the democratic debate the other night. you want to be the republican that takes on the nominee still likely to be hillary clinton according to the pohls. did she look tough? did she look beatble? >> she looked beat able because of the idea she embraced. she did a good job in the debate, for sure. she's a smart person. no doubt about that. every chance she had to lay out a different approach than the one we're on now she actually doubled or tripled down on it. more taxes, more regulation, more creating barriers on people's ability to rise up. i think there will be a stark contrast. if i'm elected the republican nominee, it will be a stark contrast of do you believe in the country's future with a hopeful optimistic message that gives people capacity to achieve earned success or should we manage the decline? and i'm excited about that. >> donald trump just pushed cnbc to commit to limiting the next republican debate to two hours. this week in addition to releasing your campaign finance
records and your plan to repeal and replace obamacare, you also released your medical records with indications that are in good shape. you have a, quote, capacity to complete high intensity physical activity. it sounds like you would be up at least physically three hours of debate or would you do? >> i can do three or two. i can do four if forced to. mentally that might be too much. >> best of luck at the debate. we hope to see you out there an the campaign trail. governor jeb bush, thank you for joining us. >> thanks, jake. there's even more from our jeb bush interview. you can find it on cnn.com/sotu. state of the union, check it out. vice president joe biden's 2016 announcement could any minute. is hillary clinton's campaign trying to force his hand? i brto get us moving.tein i'm new ensure active high protein. i help you recharge with nutritious energy
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new hampshire, according to one poll, where bernie sanders polled ahead of her in recent months. we met up with clinton in the granite state. >> congratulations on this new poll number in new hampshire showing you're polling ahead of bernie sanders. he's from neighboring vice president. the reviews, obviously, very positive from any pundits. i'm wondering what the pundit in chief, your husband who was in las vegas. i'm wondering what he said after the debate. >> he thought i did a good job. i think it's the highest praise i can get. there's nobody whose opinion on these kinds of things i respect more. it was great to have him with me. we just celebrated our 40th anniversary on sunday last. the fact he can come and keep me company and keep my spirits up and, you know, drill me on some of the things he thought were important meant a great deal to me. >> as long as you bring it up,
40 years of majrriage. >> 40 years! 40 years. what do you know about him now that you didn't know 40 years ago? >> i'm so grateful that we have basic basically had the opportunity to grow in some many different ways. i'm not going to sit here and tell you or your viewers it's been a path filled with rose blossoms. it's been challenging. but overall looking back at the 40 years, i'm grateful after he asked me twice, i finally said yes and spent the years with him. >> turning to the debate you said you're a progressive but you're a progressive that likes to get things done. sanders has plans that i think might be fairly called more ambitious than yours in terms of expanding medicare for everybody, basically single payer, free college tuition,
expansion of social security benefits. do you think he's being unrealistic when he makes the proposals in terms of what can get passed through congress? >> i have the highest regard for senator sanders, and i think he is raising issues that the electorate, not just democrats need to be thinking about. he has put forward his plans with passionate intensity and i put forth mine. think of the difference of us and the republicans who put forward nothing. >> it's more ambitious. >> he has a very ambitious and expansive view about what he thinks should be done with respect to free college and other of the policies that we both are trying to tackle. i believe my approach, for
example, on college i call it the new college compact because i think everybody should have skin in the game including students i say should work for part of their education. maybe because i did and my husband did. it's something that you young people to feel committed to. it's a difference in approach. we'll have an opportunity as the debates to go forward to dig down. i'm hoping that whatever network hosts them, whoever the moderator happens to be, that they will really ask us to explain and contrast what is a policy difference. you can see on the stage in las vegas how we are maybe approaching these problems with different solutions but we're both seeing the pressures that american families are under and the challenges they're facing that we want to try to address. the differences between us is nothing like the differences we all have with the republicans. i want the american people to be
part of the debate. to hear senate sanders's perspective and what he's proposing to be hear mine to make up their mind and remember that we're not peddling the same old failed policies of trickle down economics and let the corporations do what they want and cut taxes on the wealthy which is everything the republicans put forth. >> you said that vice president biden should take his time whatever he needs to make his decision about whether or not to run. but your campaign is now signaling it might be time for him to make a decision. your top advisor said, quote, i think the time has come for a decision. has the time come? >> that's up to vice president biden. >> that's your top advisor. >> i think what john was saying is that whether you are encouraging or not, there comes a point where a decision has to be made, but certainly i'm not in any way suggesting or recommending that the vice
president accept any time table, owner the one clicking inside him. he has to make decision. >> at the debate you were asked to name the enemy of which you were most proud. among your answers were republicans. that's about half the country is republicans >>well, it was a little tongue in cheek but it's clear, i think, to anybody who has been around for awhile that they seem to enjoy coming after me. once i'm in office they work with me. i expect it will be the same. it's funny to me when i was secretary of state i had very high support and approval from republicans not just the republican voters, but republican office holders. as soon as i got into the presidential election, you know, all of that collapsed again. i'm reminding people that, you know, you can be an adversary in politics but you have to come together and figure out how to solve problems. >> you're talking a lot at the debate and on the stump about further restrictions on gun
ownership and gun control. i remember in 2008 during the primaries you were positioning yourself to the right of senator obama on this issue. we talked about respecting how guns are part of the culture, sending out criticizing senator obama for pushing tougher gun laws. you're coming at bernie sanders on the issue from the left. did something change or about who you're running against? >> not at all. i would characterize what happened in '08 very differently. i spent a lot of years in arkansas. i have a lot of experience with and respect for people who own guns, collect guns, use them for hunting, use them for target shooting. i respect the second amendment. i was taught to shoot by my dad when i was a girl. i've gone hunting. i get that. and i don't in any way want to denigrate those responsible gun owners who are have rights under the second amendment and our laws. i believe we have gone too far
in being intimidated by the nra. i have said repeatedly that the majority of americans and the majority of gun owners support universal background checks. for the nra to take the absolute positions on behalf of the most extreme of their members and carrying water for gun manufacturers and dealers is just wrong. so i don't think i have moved at all. i have more experience, perhaps, in some. i represented upstate new york which is a big vast rural area with small towns and cities. i get why people who are part of gun ownership are proud of that. what i don't get is why we can't have sensible gun safety measures to keep guns out of hands of fugitives and stalkers and felons and people with serious mental illness and domestic abusers. >> the new yorker published a
memo about how to defeat you by then senator obama's campaign. including your current pollster, i don't know if talked to you about this? >> i haven't seen it. >> in any case, it said you are driven by politics not conviction and you're constantly shifting, dodging, and changing positions to satisfy the politics of the moment. that's the same rap on you from your opponents now. do you reject it outright or see why some people might feel that way? >> i can see why people try to come up with ways of attacking me. that seems to be part of the landscape that what happened when i ran for the senate and when i ran for president. but i have been the same person. i have the same values. i have the same principles. there isn't anybody that i know in politics who hasn't changed a position from time to time except some republicans who are impervious to changed
circumstances. i'm sure we had memos pointing out things that we true to go after. but that's politics. i get it. i think anyone looks at what i have fought for and stood for my entire adult life on behalf of kids and families and women and the middle class and economic opportunity knows that i have been very steady and, yes, do i look at evidence and try to figure out the best way forward to achieve the goals i hold? yes. >> let's talk about the frontrunner on the other side of the aisle, donald trump, his daughter gave an interview to cnn saying her dad is not, quote, a politician but changing the dialogue and disrupting the process in a very positive way. do you agree? >> i have a high regard for her. she's a wonderful young woman. >> and a friend of chelsea's. >> yes. i think what she said is born out by what been happening. he brought his oversized
personality and reality television experience to the highest level of american politics. and seems to be getting a positive response among a large part of the republican electorate. so that's up to the republicans. they have to decide if that will be the nominee or not. i have called him out on some of the things he said which i thought were uncalled for. some of of the attacks he made on immigrants and women. it's just unacceptable. i'm going to continue to criticize him for going beyond the bounds which inappropriate for anybody running for president. >> stay with us. we'll take a quick break. coming up what clinton is expecting this week with the congressional committee she calls a partisan chant. >> but i don't really know what their objective is right now. today, jason is here to volunteer
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hillary clinton heads to congress thursday to appear before the committee investigating the benghazi attacks. i asked her about it in our exclusive interview. >> you're scheduled to testify before the benghazi committee and the house of representatives. how are you preparing? what are you expecting? >> i don't know what to expect. i think it's pretty clear that whatever they might have thought they were doing they ended up becoming a partisan arm of the republican national committee with an overwhelming focus on trying to -- as they admitted, drive down my poll numbers. i already testified about benghazi. i testified to the best of my ability before the senate and
the house. i don't know if that i have very much to ad. it's after all, the eighth investigation. other committees was congress, standing committees with very experienced members and staff have all looked into this and basically just rejected the conspiracy theories that are still floating out there in some circles. so i really don't know. i will do my best to answer their questions, but i don't really know what their objective is right now. >> i covered the benghazi situation straj tragedy when i was a correspondent and i never understood that. why did the state department deny the security requests? the former regional security officer recalled in testimony asking for 12 new security agents and he was talking to a regional director who said he was asking for the sun, the moon, and the stars.
it got so bad nordstrom said he was fighting members of the state department. it was like having the taliban on the inside of the building. >> well, the accountability review board that i commissioned went into this in great detail, and they made some recommendations. the question is why? >> that is left to the security personnels, jake. in the reports, the ones that were done that were nonpolitical and independent in their efforts to try to sort this through i think concluded that the security professionals had to make tough decisions. that has to be what the professionals are deciding. and there were a lot of different opinions and that's understandable. there's tough decisions that have to be made. so i can only point you to the
very they are row review that several committees have done starting with the accountability review board that have gone into this in great deal and made recommendations about how we can better make those assessments. not at the political level, because i don't think a secretary of state who may be there for four years or two years should be reaching down in and making those decisions, but we have to do a better job with the professionals charged with making the decisions so that the information can all be evaluated and the resources that are needed can be asked for and deployed to the best extent. >> i know bernie sanders said, quote, the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. but there are a lot of people who are not >>well -- >> including fbi officials looking into whether national security was comprised because of this server, and this is something else that is confusing to me with all your experience why wouldn't you anticipate that
over the course of four years handling very sensitive diplomatic negotiations overseeing military intervent n interventions and surveillance why wouldn't you anticipate something classified whether about north korea, iran, or drones or informant for the cia that it wouldn't be e-mailed to you. why wouldn't you consider that having it on your personal account with some server in colorado might be a potential risk? >> well, first of all, nothing that will underscore nothing i was sent or that i sent was marked classified. we have a system in our government, in our state department. it was there before i came in. it has continued after i left. there are successions made about information in real time. nothing was classified. >> the inspector general of the intelligence community said some of the stuff contained whether
or not it was marked classify. >> that's a strong difference of opinion. the state department does not agree with that. it is almost an impossible standard because we had two separate systems. we have the unclassified systems, so anybody who was on the unclassified system with the state department would only be able to tell if somebody -- something were classified if it were marked classified. we dealt with classified information on a totally different system. nobody had access to that from an unclassified device. i think a lot of this is being a public display of the very common arguments that go on between different agencies and our government. it happens every time there is a freedom of information act request. if something is going to be made public that was not classified at the time, maybe something has happened years later that there's a case and so now it's sensitive information. that's what's going on here. different agencies are weighing
in and saying, yeah, it wasn't classified but we think that there is something in it that now we're going to say is sensitive. you know, at the time there was nothing marked classified. that is the fact that hasn't changed ever since -- >> you said it was allowed, too. >> yes, it was. who allowed it? >> it was allowed under the rules of the state department. and again -- >> nobody signed off on it? >> no. it was allowed. you know, one of my predecessors did the same thing. others in our government have done the same thing at very high levels because the rules did change after i left the state department. but at the time and in prior years the rules allowed it. >> coming up next mitt romney reacts to the interview with hillary clinton. you won't want to miss it. stay with us.
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welcome back. mitt romney has kept a relatively low profile since 2012. he's here now to share the state of the union as he sees it. and former massachusetts governor and 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney joins us now. governor ronnmney, thank you fo joining us. >> thank you, jake. >> you heard hillary clinton testifying in the next few days to benghazi committee. she said republicans in congress, quote, admitted that the panel's overwhelm focus is not fact finding but drive down the poll numbers. is she right? >> there are two parts of the benghazi hearing. i think she's trying to conflate
the two, one, of course, what her role was in the terrible misjudgment she had not providing security to protect our ambassador. and i think the committee wants to make sure those mistakes are not again. and something that came from the benghazi hearings but not directly related to benghazi and the fact unlike any other former secretary of state she had her own e-mail server. it's possible that classified information was breached as a result of her misjudgment. >> and tuesday's debate hillary clinton said we have to stand -- that the u.s. has to stand up to putin's bullying. take a listen. >> there's no doubt when putin came back in and said he was going to president, it changed the relationship. we have to stand up to his bullying and specifically in syria. >> i presume that statement by her is closer to your views than those of donald trump who has basically said let russia take care of isis in syria. >>well, let's step back and look
at what she said. the idea that somehow putin was not in charge during the time is obviously absurd. putin was in charge. hillary clinton was completely misguided, and uninformed with with regards to the intention of putin and russia and her great mistake was characterized by her pressing that reset button with a great big smile on it that somehow she thought russia was going to be our friend and ally. she was badly mistaken. her mistaken perspective on foreign policy has lead to the fact that, frankly, there's no place in the world that i can think of where american interests have been bettered by virtue of hillary clinton having served as secretary of state. that's an indictment. whether it's syria, ukraine, yemen, libya, israel, the south china sea, i mean, look around the world. that record that the secretary of state, i think, will become the focal point of the debates
in 2016 when a republican nominee goes after that record >>well, that nominee, as of right now looks like it will be donald trump, even though i know you and your wife said it won't be. i haven't seen any toeftd contrary it will be. are you afraid that donald trump will not be able to beat hillary clinton? >> i don't think it's likely that donald trump will be the nominee. it's too early to tell at this stage numbers go up-and-down. candidates have bursts of support. donald trump had a lot of support for a long time. i think a lot of folks think this could go a lot further than people had expected. so i can't predict who it's going to be. but i can predict we'll have a nominee that will be a stronger nominee both on the basis of character and on the basis of track record than hillary clinton. you would vote for trump over hillary clinton? >> i would vote for the nominee of the republican party and i don't believe that's going to be donald trump.
>> i know you haven't endorsed, but there are a lot of republicans and democratic strategies that think that rubio at the end of the day is the strongest candidate to take on hillary clinton in terms of both his raw political talent and his demographic appeal plus, of course, the generational appeal. do you agree? >> i think there's positive attributes associatesed with a number of people running for president. marco has very compelling attributes. look at chris christie, a guy who has taken on some tough situations in new jersey. he's a great gaither. he speaks his mind clearly and forcefully. he can be a strong nominee. jeb bush, as well, as an extraordinary record of education governor. he can be a strong nominee. john kasich has done a terrific job in the state of ohio rebuild the economy there. you've got four right there that
are amazing individuals and carly fiorina has risen dramatically. we have some good folks. >> what about ben carson? >> excuse me. ben carson i don't know as well but he's obviously a very gentle and sweet soul who speaks his mind. i think people are very drawn to somebody who so willing to express his views as he is. >> this week you said that you would like to see your former running mate congressman paul ryan of wisconsin to one day be president. does that ambition that you have for him make you think that speaker of the house would not be a good job for him to take? well, you know, it's a tough decision for him and i'm sure a personal decision. from my own standpoint, i see paul as one of the people coming along that has the potential to lead our country. and if he became speaker of the house in the near term, that's also a crucial role.
we need him in two spots at once. there haven't been a lot of people that have gone on from speaker to the white house. i would hate to lose him for a potential contender for the white house. he's a man of such talent, into the ground -- integrity. it's his decision but i'm just glad to know him and glad to know we have him in our quiver. >> it sounds like you're coming out in favor of cloning paul ryan whatever the ethics that are. i'm not quite sure. >> i wish we could. i mean, you know, i think the reason he has such respect because this is a guy who laid out what he believes. he's a policy guy. he's an advocate of the policies of jack kemp. people respect who he is.
>> there are people in the freedom caucus who think he's too liberal. that's where the debate in congress right now that felt boehner and mccarthy has gone. people thinking paul ryan is too much of a swish >>well, you know, the challenge in our party is not so much that people have differing views on issues as much as people have differing views about how to get those issues implemented. there are some in our party who think the best approach is throwing bombs. the problem with bomb throwing so far is most of the bombs landed on our team. that doesn't help. the others think see if we can't find common ground with the people across the aisle. that's been the approach and you have paul ryan, for instance, willing to work with democrats. i think that's effective. i contrast that with hillary clinton saying that republicans are her enemies. that's not the approach for the president of the white house. i thought she might have talked about isis being her enemies or people chanting "death to
america" but she said republicans are her enemies. paul ryan doesn't think that way. i think we need leadership in washington that is willing to work across the aisle. >> your lovely wife an romnn ro was on my show. she agreed with stew stevens, your former strategies who told me if you were running for president now, as you were talking about doing but ultimately decided not to do, you would be winning. what do you think? do you agree with your wife? >> i think stewart is a brilliant guy, but i can't imagine running now. i'm glad i'm not in the race. a lot of people are battling their way ahead. i think the american people wanted to see a new face. that's a good thing. and i can't imagine how i would be doing on that particular stage, but i salute them for their willingness to get in and fight for the things they believe in. >> governor mitt romney, thank you for joining us. >> thanks, jake. good to be with you. how much is a handshake
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