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apparently people find this to be incredibly fun and are reenacting that scene. that's it for us. "special report" is next and rubio's announcement. this is a fox news alert. i'm shannon breem. former senator marco rubio will launch his presidential campaign momentarily. hillary clinton began her first time -- we begin with ed henry covering the second clinton campaign in monticello, iowa. good evening, ed. >> reporter: shannon, hillary clinton was just spotted at a chipotle in iowa. she was dubbed her campaign van scooby, was in the mystery machine. hillary clinton is snapping post cards along the way and tweeting
road trip loaded the van and set off for iowa. met a great family when we stopped this afternoon. many more to come. republicans quickly pointed out a book about her 2000 senate race noted her campaign vehicle back then was also called scooby do. clinton aides are revealing she officially decided to run over the christmas holiday when she was staying in the dominican republic with the widow of os today de la renta a swanky contrast to the family in her announcement video. >> every day americans need a champion, and i want to be that champion. >> clinton stumbled last year on her book tour when she had to back pedal on the claim she had been flat broke. here on the ground in iowa, top democrats note she appears to be trying to learn from the mistakes of the 2008 caucuses. >> i think she understands that she has to earn the nomination. i also think that as i again stated, this is a totally open,
more open than the media thinks. >> that could provide an opening for another democrat like martin o'malley or jim webb. both of whom are saying there cannot be a coronation. i'm standing next to the community college where clinton will be tomorrow in rural iowa meeting with students and educators. she's done no interviews yet. questions about e-mail servers would take her off message. >> all right, ed we will check back with you. thank you so much. florida senator marco rubio, a first generation immigrant, brings a new dynamic to the gop race and spot lights a hugely controversial issue for republicans. chief political correspondent carl cameron is in miami tonight. good evening, carl. >> reporter: hi, shannon. marco rubio will take to the stage in just a matter of moments and declare his candidacy official. it's been in the works for several years. the florida freshman senator, 43 years old, really has an opportunity to play off of his unique status as the first generation american born to
cuban parents. ted cruz who got in the race first also of cuban descent. marco rubio is arguing it's time for generational change. it's time for new ideas and fresh faces. he won't actually mention hillary clinton or jeb bush tonight but that's who he's referencing. for mr. rubio that will mean going up against his one-time mentor, the former florida governor. there you see marco rubio at the podium. let's listen to what the florida senator has to say about his future. he will not be running for senate re-election, he'll be seeking the white house. >> thank you. thank you. that is a lot of cell phones. thank you. thank you for being here. after months of deliberation and prayer about the future of our country i have come here tonight to make an announcement on how i believe i can best
serve her. i chose to make this announcement at the freedom tower because it is truly a symbol of our nation's identity as a land of opportunity, and i am more confident than ever that despite our troubles we have it within our power to make our time another american century. in this very room five decades ago, tens of thousands of cuban exiles began their new lives in america. their story is part of the larger story of the american miracle how united by a common faith in their god-given right to go as far as their talent and work would take them a collection of immigrants and exiles former slaves and refugees, together built the freest and most prosperous nation ever. you see for almost all of human history, power and wealth belonged only to a select few. most people who have ever lived
were trapped by the circumstances of their birth. destined to live the lives their parents had. but america is different. because here we are the children and the grandchildren of people who refused to accept this. [ applause ] both of my parents were born to poor families in cuba. after his mother died, my father had to go work when he was 9 years old. my mother was one of seven girls raised by a disabled father, who struggled to provide for his family. when they were young, my parents had big dreams for themselves. but because they were born into -- but because they were not born into wealth or power the future was destined to be defined by their past. and so in 1956, they came here
to america, to the one place on earth where the aspirations of people like them could be more than just dreams. here in america my father became a bartender. my mother a cashier, a maid, a k-mart store clerk. they never made it big, but they were successful. two immigrants with little money or education found stable jobs, owned a home retired with security and gave all four of their than their own. my parents achieved what has came to be known as the american dream. the problem is now too many americans are starting to doubt whether achieving that dream is still possible. hard-working families that are living paycheck to paycheck one unexpected expense away from disaster. young americans, unable to start a career or a business or a family, because they owe
thousands of dollars in student loans for degrees that did not even lead to jobs. and small business owners who are left to struggle under the weight of more taxes, more regulations and more government. why is this happening? in a country that for over two centuries has been defined by equality of opportunity. it's because while our people and our economy are pushing the boundaries of the 21st century, too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the 20th century. [ cheers and applause ] they're busy looking backwards, so they do not see how jobs and prosperity today depend on our ability to compete in the global economy. and so our leaders put us at a disadvantage by taxing and
borrowing and regulating like it was 1999. they look -- they look for solutions in yesterday, so they do not see the good paying modern jobs require different skills and more education than the past. so they blindly support an outdated higher education system that is too expensive and too inaccessible to those who need it most. and they have forgotten, they have forgotten that when america fails to lead global payoff inevitably follows. so they appease our enemies. they betray our allies. and they weaken our military. now look at the turn of the 19th century, a generation of
americans harnessed the power of the industrial age and they transformed this country into the leading economy in the world. and the 20th century became the american century. well now the time has come for our generation to lead the way towards a new american century. [ cheers and applause ] if we reform our tax code and reduce regulations and control spending and modernize our immigration laws and repeal and replace obamacare if we do these things -- if we do these things, if we do these things the american people will create millions of better paying modern jobs. if we create a 21st century system of higher education that provides working americans the
chance to acquire the skills they need that no longer graduates students with mountains of debt and degrees that do not lead to jobs and that graduates more students from high school ready to work, then our people will be prepared to seize their opportunities in this new economy. [ cheers and applause ] if we remember -- if we remember that the family, not the government, is the most important institution in our society. [ cheers and applause ] if we were that all human life deserves protection of our laws. and if we remember that all parents deserve to choose the education that's right for their children, then we will have a strong people and a strong
nation. and if america once again accepts the mantle of global leadership. by abandoning this administration's dangerous concessions to iran and its hostility to israel. [ cheers and applause ] by reversing the hollowing out of our military, by giving our men and women in uniform the resources, the care and the gratitude that they deserve. [ cheers and applause ] by no longer being passive in the face of chinese and russian aggression. and by ending the near total disregard for the erosion of
democracy and human rights around the world especially cuba, venezuela and nicaragua. then, if we did these things then our nation would be safer, our world more stable and our people more prosperous. these are the things that we must do, but this election is not just about what laws we're going to pass. this election is a generational choice about what kind of country we will be. now just yesterday a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday. yesterday is over.
[ cheers and applause ] and we are never going back. you see, we americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future. and before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of america. but we can't do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. we must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them. [ cheers and applause ] and so that is why tonight, grounded by the lessons of our history but inspired by the promise of our future, i announce my candidacy for president of the united states.
[ cheers and applause ] now look, i know my candidacy might seem improbable for some watching from abroad. after all, in many countries the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and the powerful. but i live in an exceptional country. i live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dream. i live in an exceptional country where the son of a bartender and a maid could have the same dream and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.
i recognize -- i recognize the challenges of this campaign and i recognize the demands of this office that i seek. but in this endeavor as in all things, i find comfort in the ancient command. be strong and courageous. do not tremble or be dismayed for the lord, your god, is with you wherever you go. i have heard -- i have heard some suggest that i should step aside and wait my turn. but i cannot. because i believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and i can
make a difference as president. [ cheers and applause ] i'm humbled by the realization that america -- america doesn't owe me anything. but i have a debt to america i must try to repay. this isn't just the country where i was born. america is literally the place that changed my family's history. i regret that my father did not live to see this day in person. he used to tell me all the time, he used to tell us all the time -- [ speaking spanish ] that means in this country you will achieve all the things we never could. [ applause ]
now, on the days when i'm tired or discouraged i remember the sounds of his keys jingling at the front door of our home, well past midnight as he returned from another long day at work. when i was younger, i didn't fully appreciate all he did for us. but now as my own children grow older, i more fully understand. because, see, my father was grateful for the work he had, but that was not the life he wanted for his children. he wanted all the dreams he once had for himself to come true for us. he wanted all the doors that closed for him to open for me. and so my father stood behind a small portable bar in the back of a room for all those years so that tonight i could stand behind this podium in front of this room and this nation.
[ applause ] that journey, that journey from behind that bar to behind this podium that's the essence of the american dream. and whether we remain a special country will depend on whether that journey is still possible for those trying to make it right now. the single mother who works long hours for little pay so they won't have to struggle like she has to. the young student who takes two buses before dawn to attend a better school across town. the workers in our hotel kitchens, the landscaping crews in our neighborhoods, the late-night janitorial staff that clean our offices, and even the bartenders who tonight are standing in the back of a room somewhere in america, if their american dreams become impossible, we will have just become another country. but if they succeed this 21st
century will also be an american century. [ applause ] this will be the message of my campaign, and the purpose of my presidency. and to succeed on this journey, i will need your prayers and your support and ultimately your vote vote. and so tonight i'm asking you to take that first step with me by joining us at our website marcorubio.com. my wife jeanette and my four children are here tonight. the next 19 months will take me far away from home. i'll miss watching amanda run
track and daniellea play volleyball and anthony play football and dominic play soccer. but i have chosen this course because this election, this election is about them. theirs is the most important generation generation. and i'll tell you why because if we can capture the promise of this new century they will be the freest and the most prosperous americans that have ever lived. but if we fail, they will be the first generation of americans to inherit a country worse off than the one left for their parents. the final verdict on our generation will be written by americans who have not yet been born. let us make sure they record that we made the right choice. that in the early years of this century, faced with a rapidly changing and uncertain world, our generation rose to face the
great challenges of our time. and because we did, because we did, there was still one place in the world where who you come from does not determine how far you go. because we did. because we did the american miracle lived on. because we did, our children and theirs lived in a new american century. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states. thank you. thank you. >> the fourth 2016 contender to make it official, senator marco rubio. let bring in our special expanded panel to talk about this announcement and what it means to the race. ron fornier and sintyndicated columnist charles krauthammer. what do you make of it? >> i've always thought marco rubio is an impressive young man
and he was tonight. he certainly made clear his hispanic roots and gave us a little dose of spanish, which i think we all suspected was coming. the story of his upbringing and his roots is the kind of thing that appeals i think in this moment and day and age. the question i think for marco rubio is can he get a foot hold in this race. he's really trying -- vying for space that to some extent or other is occupied by other candidates. that doesn't mean he can't find his way but it means he has a challenge. he's not even the first cuban american to enter this race. he's certainly not the first conservative. he's not really the first anything. he doesn't have to be the first. but can he raise enough money? can he garner enough support to get a chance to make a play a real play in this race. i think he has a lot to add. i hope he does, but i think he has a challenge. >> at the opposite end of the spectrum, ronald reagan talking
about his age rubio addressed that. saying some think it's not my turn, i should wait but he also talked about pushing forward, getting into the 21st century sounding like he wants to harness the youth as a plus for him. >> this was not a particularly subtle speech. i thought it was a good speech. but he spent a long time talking about student loans and higher education. he's clearly going for the youth vote. he was almost mercilessly unsubtle in terms of talking about how this isn't the country where just because you're rich and powerful and come from a good family, i wonder who he could be talking about there, that doesn't guarantee the path to power. that's part of his message. he's very much running the way bill clinton did in 1992 and barack obama did in 2008. turn a page on the past. i think it's pretty effective. >> there were some who thought that hillary clinton by making her announcement yesterday might steal some of his thunder but it sounds like she gave him a little ammunition but he went after her and linked her to
yesterday and saying point blank, yesterday is over. >> the clinton camp is really worried about him. hillary gave him an advantage. every time he said yesterday, yesterday, yesterday past, past, past. i do agree it was very clintonesque. i think he's trying to talk about building the bridge to the 21st century that clinton promised to do in '96 and never quite got done. very new generation. good speech. >> there was one paragraph there that was jam full of all kinds of things reforming the tax code, regulations obamacare and tucked in there was modernizing our immigration laws which is obviously something he took a lot o back in 20 13. >> he's ticking off all the boxes and had to tick off the box where there was any resistance to his candidacy, it has to do with the way he's perceived as some as having gone
soft on immigration. he's changed on that. he's admitted he's changed and said he learned his lesson. this is enclosurely lyclearly a speech about old and new. this is not just to clinton in '92 or obama in '08, this is to kennedy in 1960. in his inaugural address he said the torch has been passed to a new generation. this is generational. he said it openly. basically he's saying do you want old or do you want new. he's also implying versus jeb bush, do you want privileged or unprivileged. and i'm the one. i mean that's his attractive attractiveness. his issue is he's unknown but that gives him an upside. the only question is does he have the skill, can he give a ringing speech and do well in the debates that will give substance to what the promise is. the promise is youth energy and a new leaf and that's his hope. that's what he talked about tonight. >> i will say i spent the last three or four days in iowa and i was surprised by how many
republicans were saying they were intrigued and wanted to harry more from rubio. he has upside in that state. >> also he's already the second cuban american but the first cuban american who speaks fluent and flawless spanish which i think is an important advantage. >> you said he doesn't have to be the first at anything. he's now the third senator who's in. and these are not super experienced senators. >> look, i second what i've heard from my colleagues but you have to wonder whether the united states electorate has the appetite for another rookie senator in the white house. so that -- you know, that is an idea that's sort of been with us in the beginning of this cycle as whether it was time for a governor and a governor would have an unmistakable advantage going forward. marco rubio has that as another challenge he has to deal with. >> the governors are sniffing around -- >> on paper he's the classic candidate you'd want against clinton because he does -- he's young versus old, but also -- so he negates and goes after her disadvantage.
the fact that there's already a clinton fatigue even before her campaign starts. but also her advantage is that she's unique in being the first woman. well, he would be the first hispanic. so in some ways he sort of neutralizes that, her one advantage, and he would exploit her disadvantage as representing the past. >> to brit's point, we tend to vote for the exact opposite of the two-term president. he's an awful like barack obama on that extent. >> stick around panel. up next, russia, iran and another case of unintended consequences for president obama.
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even without methotrexate. ask about xeljanz. the u.s. is calling russia's decision to complete the sale of a sophisticated air defense missile system to iran unhelpful. but russia says president obama's deal on iran's nuclear program makes the ban that has been in place since 2010 unnecessary. correspondent doug mckelway has reaction tonight from the white house. >> reporter: in the latest unexpected speed bump that jostled the iranian nuclear talks, the russian foreign minister announced that russia is lifting its embargo and the sale of its s-300 surface-to-air missiles to iran, claiming it's no long necessary. >> translator: i want to mark that anti-missile rocket complex is of entirely defensive nature.
it is not designed to attack and will not threaten security of any region, including of course, israel. >> reporter: the missile system is capable of tracking up to 100 targets simultaneously. it would make an air attack on iran by israel or anyone else more dangerous. the obama administration was caught off guard. >> we've seen those reports. the united states has previously made known our objections to that sale. >> reporter: russia's move is also certain to add another layer of doubt among congressional critics with the senate foreign relations committee set to get its regulation out of committee tomorrow. the white house is putting tremendous pressure on opponents. >> let me simply say i'm not backing off. >> reporter: that pressure continued today as john kerry, the secretary of energy and treasury secretary jack lew delivered a classified briefing to the house with another set for the senate tomorrow. kerry spoke to reporters just before the hard task at hand. >> it's good to have an opportunity to really be able to discuss with people what is
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jordan has been and continues to be a key ally for the united states. in the world's most dangerous neighborhood in the middle east. it is a member of the u.s.-led coalition against isis and the saudi-led coalition against shiite rebels in yemen. over the weekend, my colleague, bret baier, talked about all of
that with king abdullah in jordan. >> i sat down with the leader of this country, king abdullah, talking about the challenges this country faces. one, the fight against isis. two, the refugees that are in this country. more than a million from syria, and that's a big economic burden for jordan. and three, the presence of iran and their domination really throughout the middle east. we started talking about that jordanian pilot killed brutally in that isis video, how it rallied this country to air strikes that continue to this day. >> we've been at war against what we call these outlaws for many, many years and i don't think most of them understood that. i think france only understood that recently with the paris tragedies or for the jordanians to really understand what they were up against with the loss of
our pilot, our hero several months ago. >> that changed things? >> it changed things because i think our society needs to be shocked to the extent of what these outlaws are about. >> you're saying that it's isis or dash. that's the name that you're circling around now? >> i hate to use the word "extremist" because they take this as a badge of honor. i don't know what these people are. these are outlaws. these are renegades that have nothing to do understanding what our religion is about. and they have basically targeted muslims before they target other religions. and more muslims have died because of them than any other religion. and so this has been our war. and i think this is a challenge that i think unfortunately the west and the united states have suffered for because they want to perpetuate this issue that you know, if the west are involved in our part of the world that this is a crusade and it's not. this is a war that we have
inside against these people and this is something that has to be better understood. >> so let's talk about the isis threat. what is your thumbnail assessment of who they actually are, what they're trying to accomplish and how they rose so quickly? >> well, in a way it's a franchise. so, you know, whether you're al qaeda or isis or boko haram or shabaab, the next worst element that comes up whatever name they give themselves everybody else will turn and give allegiance to that group. so the worst of the scum always sort of surfaces to the top. the problem is they're international and i don't think that the international community realizes that they have to be dealt with internationally. so today we are focusing on what we call isis and daesh.
but at the same time we have to have a realistic approach. >> after your pilot was killed in that video, you stepped up air strikes. those strikes are continuing? >> we stepped up big-time. we are at the moment the only arab country operating in syria alongside the united states. the canadians have just joined. the uae and bahrain joined us right after the pilot died but have since pulled back because of yemen. we are the only arab country operating alongside the iraqis in iraq alongside the coalition forces. as the iraqis and the coalition increase their tempo for the next phase of operations inside of iraq so will jordan increase its tempo in support of iraq, and i'm sure i can't get into the details but there are other things on the table. >> so this region is complex. >> absolutely. >> it is almost like the three-dimensional chess. you move a piece and there are other pieces that are moved.
iran, what is your assessment of iran from a jordanian point of view? >> well iran has a lot of different cards it plays. one that is obviously of tremendous importance to the united states and is being discussed now is the nuclear one. but it does have its role in iraq, as i mentioned with its influence sometimes in baghdad. it does have its support to the regime in syria. it does have its support for hezbollah in lebanon and to an extent in syria. it has its presence in yemen, the horn of africa. it does play its influence in afghanistan. it has its tensions with pakistan on its borders. so when you deal with iran, you have to deal with iran with all these different cards to have a better understanding. you've got to connect all these dots together. all these issues are of instability so these are things that have to be discussed with the iranians.
you can't, i think, discuss them in isolation. >> your assessment of the arab coalition that you're a part of with the threat from iran-backed rebels in yemen. >> as a matter of special operations many years ago i was involved in training yemeni special forces so i know the complications of yemen. and i think that i would humbly suggest the quicker that we find a political situation to that issue, the better. >> is the u.s. strong in this region? >> well, we have a very, very strong relationship with the united states. we've had it historically. it's gotten stronger, i think, over the years because we're we've worked so closely together on so many issues. i'm glad to see that the relationship has strengthened with two of our strong allies. i think it's getting stronger with egypt which we desperately need when we're dealing with boko haram and shabaab threat,
with the challenges with libya. the king of morocco is a strong partner with me in dealing with the islamic terrorist organizations, especially in west africa. his relationship with the united states has improved and i think that is a good thing. >> back in 2011 you said i think everybody is weary of dealing with the west, looking at how quickly people turn their backs on mubarak. i would say most people will try to go their own way. i think there is going to be less coordination with the west and therefore, a chance of more misunderstandings. is that what has happened? >> well, i think the relationships relationships, as strong as i said, i think the relationships have changed. i think arab spring was a -- is a lesson for all of us in the region on how we deal with our
friends. we express our views to our western allies. but i think the difference is now we express them quite strongly and in my point of view, there's been many times where i've said look, this is how i think things are going and my view is not to wait as much as i useded to in the old days for an answer, because things are happening and you've got to react quickly. >> so sort of an evolution? >> for me definitely it's been a wake-up call that, you know we need to standing more on our own two feet and take our own decisions and be more bullish and straightforward about it. at the end of the day, i think i know what's best for my country and for the region, and i think a blunt and honest discussion with friends is always much better than being wishy-washy.
>> the king says syria, jordan's neighbor to the north and the source of most of jordan's refugees, continues to quote, fall apart. >> technically you've got two wars going on at the moment, one against the regime and one against isis/daesh. so which one is the priority? in my view today it's isis the main problem. so a war against isis on the east and war against the regime on the west. you have moderate forces that are supported by the western community and jordan from the south and then you've got across the turkish border from the north. and so you've got to figure out those elements. now, we have to redefine the moderate opposition role. you've got to find people from the inside. so if you can do that, you have to find a political solution. the more this goes on the more
the country just falls apart. >> because iran is active there. i mean they're obviously supporting assad 100%. >> absolutely. but we're seeing you know, iranians on the ground there. and actually not too far away from our border. so you know, that's an issue that we've discussed with the iranians. >> you have? >> yes. >> and so their outreach, their reach to iraq, lebanon syria, yemen, that's concerning for you? >> and again don't forget africa. if there could be a building block of stability as these discussions move forward then all great and fine, but it can't be taken i think piece by piece. i think -- i hope that the next phase of discussions will be how can we move ahead on all these issues? >> the biggest challenge for you here? >> economy. and, you know from a military strategic point of view, you know, if you look at the map, isis is actually not near us.
and that's not by accident. they're in the eastern part of syria up north. they're in 100 to 120 kilometers away from the iraqi border. we'd love them to come towards us because it gives up a chance for some payback to be quite honest. so what keeps us up at night is the economy. i mean the effect of the refugees is having on our budget. there are 1.5 million syrian refugees in our country. that's almost 20%, 21% of our population. this year only 28% of the refugee budget is being covered by the whole international community and the rest we have to cover. that's pretty depressing quite honestly. >> despite all of the challenge, the king makes time for his family. two of his kids are studying in the u.s. now. two others are at home. >> i make it a point, i have dinner with my kids every night.
and i'm trying to have at least a day with them on the weekends and you know, i skype with my kids in the states all the time. >> you skype with your kids? >> yeah, it's great. and family time for me is very very important. so you know, with the younger ones i love to cook so you know we cook together on the weekends. >> king abdullah says the supply of weapons from the u.s. has improved dramatically in recent weeks. he says there's much more to be done against isis in syria and iraq. of course the never-ending controversy in the middle east between the israelis and palestinians, whether a two-state solution will move forward. he's always dealing with that. i'll be back in d.c. tomorrow. shannon, back to you. >> all right, bret, safe travels. we will get panel reaction to what we just heard after a quick break.
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wait, what? let's bring back our special expanded panel to talk about breath's interview with jordan king abdullah. brit hume. ron fournier. and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles, i will start with you a lot there. and big discussion about iran and some difficult things happening in that region. he said iran has boots on the ground in syria. pus it on the front of israel and jordan. you reported the russians are going to supply iran surface-to-air missiles that will protect its weapon sites. its nuclear sites which is a disaster. and the direct result of the crowing of this administration over the so-called interim agreement in switzerland.
but what i thought was important about what king abdullah said, this is the most reliable, friendly pro-american ray sheep in regime in the entire arab world. he was exasperated. we he have to stabbed on our own feet meaning the arabs. what that meant we can't rely on the united states the way it treats its allies. and that's a real warning to any administration. brit had asked the strength or role in the region amend the response from the king says we do express our views to the western allies and express them strongly and stand on their own two feet. what jumped out at me is him complaining about the lack of coordination what he is saying iran is all every this region. we need u.s. involvement. he wants more u.s. involvements and maybe troops on the ground. it's broadside to ally here in washington i also thought
politically he has all the charm that hillary clinton lacks on the stump. that's quite a charming man. >> did he a good job with that he is very charming and so is bret. >> dealing with the regime going on for years. hundreds of thousands of people dead and now isis as well isis the biggest issue: national hero. i will tell it you what what the talking about syria and the broader picture that he paints. what i took away from it this is what it looks like if juan were here obama is leading from behind. getting the regime and reason to step up to take control of her own lives and that's the best spin you can put on it it down spin is allies feel like they are being abandoned and aren't getting the help they need and this country getting swamped refugees
1.5 million. 20% of the administration. >> this is a good man in a tight spot and the refugee situation is just but one manifestation of it. surrounded by hostile powers all around him. evidence has this completely confusing situation in syria which deteriorates by the day affecting him in imnumeral ways. not the least of which refugees. this gives you why americana ever came into being. here is a real ally who is willing to stand up and fight for his own cause. he needs help. he can't really succeed without it the question arises well, where is it going to come from? well for a long time that kind of help came from the united states. it's clear from his words today he doesn't feel he can count on that anymore. and the question is if not us, who if not now when? the answer is unclear in the age of obama. >> he said in another part of the interview that i'm not sure aired he talked
about the fact that just a percentage of trying to help those refugees is covered by the international community and they are bearing the great brunt of it 60, 70%. >> arab allies aren't stepping up on that. a lot of them are rich and they are not doing that. >> without the economy being stable, we have seen how that's played out in other countries. >> that's unlike some of these other countries though. that's no economic power house. jordan doesn't have any oil. you know, they are doing the best they can but that is a man in a tight spot. >> who else steps in? >> the other question is if us what? the problem we have a commander and chief who was elected not to wage war and american public who doesn't want war. >> that's when leadership comes into play. >> i'm all for leadership. >> we hear a we need more leadership than troops. >> it's not he easy to get america to step up. sometimes it has to be done and the president is the only one who can do it. we have got to have it there. nice to have expanded report are.
that's it for "special report" tonight. do not miss sean hannity's exclusive interview with senator marco rubio. his first since making it official 10:00 tonight. i'm shannon bremen. good night from washington. bret will be back tomorrow. "on the record" is next. ayer back & body. it works great for pain. bayer back & body provides effective relief for your tough pain. better? yeah...thanks for the tip!
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