a final word, these moderators worked hard and did their best. what do you think? stay tuned. welcome to "hannity." we're coming to you live from los angeles tonight. now, the republican 2016 presidential candidates squared off in their third debate in boulder, colorado. you'll hear from many of the candidates in just a few minutes. check in with donald trump, senator ted cruz, senator marco rubio and many more. they'll be making their way here shortly, but first here are some of tonight's highlights. take a look. ♪ >> my great concern is that we are on the verge perhaps of picking someone who cannot do this job. >> and he said, oh, i'm never going to attack. but then his poll numbers
tanked. that's why he's on the end. and he got nasty. and he got nasty. >> when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. and you should be showing up to work. i mean, literally the senate, what is it like a french work week? you get three days where you have to show up. you can campaign. or just resign and let someone else take the job. >> i'm not running against governor bush. i'm not running against anyone on the stage. i'm running for president. because there's no way we can elect hillary clinton. >> you look at the question, donald trump are you a comic book villain, ben carson, can you do math. john kasich will you insult two people over here. marco rubio why don't you resign. jeb bush why haven't your numbers fallen? how about talking the substantive issues. >> i'm worried about bankrupting the american people. >> the government has lied to you and they have stolen from you. >> this is how socialism starts. government causes a problem and then government steps in to solve the problem. this is why fundamentally we have to take our government
back. >> all right. with analysis before we get to candidates, peter johnson jr., from the weekly standard, steve hayes and the editor in chief of lifestyle.com laura ingraham. the biggest loser in this debate is the media. ted cruz had maybe what will be a moment in the campaign here today. seriously. i think they really exposed their agenda tonight. the questions were awful, off base, prejudice, everything that's wrong with, quote, media today, was exposed in this debate. the republicans to their credit, they're the winners because they were substantive in spite of it. your thoughts? >> let me just say, hannity, your clip job at the beginning of the show, was much better than the actual debate. made it look really interesting. ted cruz absolutely nailed it. why does the rnc led by reince
priebus, why do we agree to debates that are hosted by liberals? there are a couple of good people in there like santelli and other people that are hosting. john harwood, good guy, but kind of left of center. the goal here so make conservatism look weird and conservatism look fringe. i think in the end most of the candidates, i think with the exception of maybe jeb who has hit on marco hit totally flat. that didn't work. marco rubio ends up coming out as the establishment favorite after this debate. he handled himself as well as he could. donald trump i think owned john kasich on the lehman brothers point at the very gipping. doesn't surprise me on the drudge poll donald trump is leading right now. i don't think the needle has moved much except i think cruz and rubio stand out and trump still dominates a lot of the conversation. >> i think we're in full agreement. the media is the big loser, peter johnson jr., but ted cruz had a number of moments tonight.
marco rubio had a number of moments. i was shocked to the degree that jeb bush went after him. we'll play it in a second. i would argue that i agree with laura, i think that donald trump had the better of that exchange with john kasich. thoughts? >> absolutely agree. he put him at lehman's brothers in 2008. john kasich collected about $600,000 from lehman brothers in the year that they went down. what we saw here was a cnbc dispatched assassination team. a s.w.a.t. team on republican presidential candidates. they had the facts wrong. they had the content wrong. they had the context wrong. they looked like statler and waldorf on the muppet show up laughing at these candidates and guffawing as they tried to answer these mostly nonsensical questions, which didn't go to wage disparity, which didn't go to lack of growth in the economy, which didn't go to the real issues that are affecting
americans who are so angry about the economy and the way that congress and the white house is responding to it. they missed it big time. and what they've done is leave a tremendous hole for the mainstream media in the united states of america that no one will trust them for a long, long time when it comes to these debates. >> funny you say that, peter. because i was thinking when i was watching this, john harwood in particular, they're destroying their profession before the american people. let me give a couple of examples of the hostility that they have towards conservatives and i think laura was right in expressing that that was there -- that was their motivation from the beginning. here are a couple of examples. >> you've done very well in this campaign so far by promising to build a wall and make another country pay for it. >> right. >> send 11 million people out of the country. cut taxes $10 trillion without increasing the deficit. >> right. >> and make americans better off because you're greatness would
replace the stupidity and incompetence of others. >> that's right. let's be honest. >> is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign? >> no, not a comic book and not a very nicely-asked question, the way you say that. >> they say you have as much chances of cutting taxes that much without increasing the deficit as you would of flying away from that podium by flapping your arms. >> did he think he was part of this debate in some way? >> that's a good question. what we've learned from watching this debate tonight is we saw in the fox news debate how to ask challenging, tough questions of republicans but doing it in a respectful way that elicits information, valuable information that voters can get. i think what we learned tonight is how not to do that, how not to question republican candidates in many respects. i think the questions -- you've seen this from the candidates challenging -- the questioners challenging the moderators repeatedly, not just on tone, although they did that, but also on facts.
several cases the moderators appears they didn't have their facts right nap is fatal to a journalist if you're running a debate. >> sean, can i just mention one thing on the foreign workers. there's an interesting moment where they brought up, mr. trump, you talked about how mark zuckerberg wants to bring in all these foreign workers and then trump says, oh, no, i don't have any problem with that. i think that was a slipup by trump. because obviously his website mentions that zuckerberg wants to triple the number of foreign workers coming into the country. and we have specific examples where disney, fossil, california southern -- southern california ed isen has had american workers train their foreign replacements. this happens routinely in america. >> with 50 million in poverty and 60 million on food stamps, the american people, the whole issue of immigration is resonating because americans want americans hired first. >> americans want to work. they want the work.
and trump missed an opportunity there. i think he just missed an opportunity. i'm not sure why. but that was interesting. >> we're going to show you the rubio/bush exchange which really shocked me. also john kasich and donald trump going at it. we'll also be join in a few minutes by donald trump, senator ted cruz, marco rubio. they'll have reaction to tonight's debate. plus we'll hear from several of the other gop candidates a we continue tonight from los angeles. you total your brand new car. nobody's hurt,but there will still be pain. it comes when your insurance company says they'll only pay three-quarters of what it takes to replace it. what are you supposed to do, drive three-quarters of a car? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement, we'll replace the full value of your car. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. take the zantac it challenge! pill works fast? zantac works in as little as 30 minutes.
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when you signed up for this, this was a six-year term. and you should be showing up to work. i mean, literally, the senate, what is it, like a french work week? you get three days where you have to show up? you can campaign. or just resign and let someone else take the job. >> you're models your campaign after john mccain that you're going to launch a theory of
comeback the way he did by fighting hard in new hampshire and carry your own bag at the airport. you know how many votes john mccain missed when he was carrying out that furious comeback. well, let me tell you, i don't remember you ever complaining about john mccain's vote record. the only reason you're doing it now is we're running for the same position and someone's convinced you that attacking me is going to help you. >> a heated exchange taking place in boulder, colorado, between jeb bush and marco rubio. fox news legal analyst peter johnson jr., steve hayes and laura ingraham. i'm watching this and this is on the heels of jeb bush comparing marco rubio to obama this week. is this a french work week, suggesting he resign. what is he trying to gain here? and i didn't think he got the better of the exchange. >> i don't think he did either. obviously a lot of personal enmity between the two. i think he thought he was his
protege and he was marco rubio's mentor along the way. marco rubio responded to a lot of attacks tonight in a very positive, strong way. on his voting record not only from the moderator but from jeb bush. also on one of his tax plans. john harwood got it wrong. and had to be corrected by marco rubio. and so he came back on the defensive but in a strong way. and showed a lot of moxie andlo seen from him in any of these debates yet. that being said, bush was not bad tonight. he's still in the race, i believe. he didn't hurt himself terribly, but rubio came on real strong. >> let me go back to this issue of the media, because this might very well be the line of the night. because i think the media destroyed itself tonight. it was so bad. this is ted cruz taking on the media. listen to the crowd applause after this. i think this was the line of the debate. watch this. >> the questions that have been asked so far in this debate
illustrate why the american people don't trust the media. this is not a cage match. how much talking about the substantive issues people care about? [ cheers and applause ] and i'm not finished yet. the contrast with the democratic debate, where every fawning question from the media was, which of you is more handsome and wise. the contrast with the democratic debate where every fawning question from the media which of you is more handsome and wise. the men and women on this stage have more ideas more experience, more common sense than every participant in the democratic debate. that debate reflected a debate between thelsheviks and the
menschaviks. and nobody at home believes any of the moderators have any intention of voting in a republican primary. >> laura, ted cruz, i view him as an insurgenting candidate as well. did this take him to a new level? does he see a big poll bounce from what i would argue was the line of the night? >> he'll have some bounce. ted cruz is really smart. he's a supreme court law clerk. he's super, supersharp. he's reviled by the establishment which is interesting because he complimented the whole stage and said these people have more common sense and more moxie than -- and at least some people on that stage really don't like ted cruz at all and kind of despise him on what he's done in the senate. so i thought that was a minute of grace from him. you never go wrong as a conservative going after the liberal media, let's face it. that was very, very smart of him to do. he did what newt gingrich did in
2012, remember that moment, newt really owned that stage that night. i want to go back to jeb and marco. i believe tonight jeb bush becomes the also-ran of the establishment. marco rubio has eclipsed jeb bush in the eyes of i believe many donors after tonight. and i'm seeing a real shift online. you know, the weekly standard has a big piece out, during the debate, we're writing about it on live set. marco rubio knew what jeb was going to do. he made jeb bush look like a small person and i don't think that works. >> your reaction, steve hayes? >> i agree with laura. this is a bad night for jeb bush. he lost that exchange and had several other moments where he didn't seem to know what he was doing. marco rubio had an answer to every single question he was asked. i agree with you about ted cruz. that's one of the highlights of the debate. cruz will see some bounce out of
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back in 2004 one of my predecessors to the senate by the name of bob graham ran for senate. missing over 30% of his votes. i don't recall them calling for his riz ig nation. john kerry ran for president missing 60% to 70% of his votes. the sun sentinel endorsed him. barack obama missed 70% of his votes and the same paper endorsed him question. this is another example of the double standard that exists in this country between the
mainstream media and the -- >> i got to tell you this is going to go down in history, mark my words, doug schoen, this is exactly what the media should not have done. they basically read democratic questions, democratic talking points, took democratic positions and the republicans fought back with substance. this is going to be a turning point in terms of debates in my opinion. your reaction. >> my sense is you haven't mentioned the name of that front-runner, which is ben carson. you know, i don't think it was a bad night for him. it wasn't a particularly good night for him. but he's been surging. he's got the highest favorability. i think he's going to be ahead tomorrow and going forward. sure cruz and rubio did well and i don't disagree with your basic premise but ben carson and donald trump did well. we've got an outsider establishment division. and all this plays into the hands, yep, you got it, sean, hillary clinton. >> you are right up to a point.
then you lost me at the end. katie, i see this a little differently here. i think the real winner tonight were the republican candidates. we'll be joined in a minute by donald trump and ted cruz and many other candidates that are just getting off the stage and moving to our camera right now. to me, they were substantive in spite of the hostility shown to them by john harwood and the rest of that team. i think there's a big huge backlbac backlash here. cruz had a big breakout moment and christie had one. and rubio, and they got the biggest applause. >> at the beginning of the debate republican candidates started going after each other, but wubs the moderators got more hostile they banded together and became allies on stage and stopped attacking each other and took on the moderators for their questions. republicans have finally learned this lesson much like newt gingrich did last time around of taking on the moderators scores you points with the american people and the public especially in a primary when i believe it was ted cruz who said none of
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social security money is in a trust fund. all that's there is a pile of ious from something they spent a long time ago. they know they cannot pay these benefits and that social security will be insolvent in seven to eight years. we're sitting up here talking about all these other things. 71% of federal spending today is on entitlements and debt services. and that's where 0% interest rates. now, i'm the only person who has put out a detailed plan on how to deal with entitlements. >> that was new jersey governor chris christie at tonight's big debate in boulder, colorado. and he joins us now with reaction from boulder. governor, i'd say a really good night for you on a lot of different fronts. and not a good night for the media and not a good night -- this is like -- it was almost like the democratic party wrote a lot of these questions. but you guys stuck on substance. talk about it. and you also talking about how we've been robbed and lied to. thanks for telling us that the government robbed me blind. i really appreciate you
explaining that to us tonight. >> i hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that's exactly what it is. we don't deal with entitlement reform and we can't wish it away. it won't be wished away by economic growth. we've got to treat people like adults and tell them the truth. as far as the tone on the stage tonight, you saw ten really good candidates for president of the united states talk to the american people about exactly what they want to do for the future. but what you saw in me tonight is that i'm tested and i'm ready to maturely and just smartly deal with these issues. that's what we tried to get out there tonight. >> when you talk about they stole from us, i appreciate the fact that you're being honest. because i believe that that's true. but that meansamericans -- i have my first paid job paying social security when i was 12 years old. i'm 53 years old. my entire life i've paid into it. you're saying that i'm not going to get that money back and americans are not going to get the money that they paid into it? that's how corrupt our government is? and nobody's going to go to jail for that? >> washington, d.c., has shafted
us, sean. and the fact that everybody who needs that money is going to get it, but there are going to be some of us who have done extraordinarily well in this life who will have to make some sacrifice. we'll have to acknowledge that we're living longer and raise retirement age. but that won't affect people who are getting benefits now. what will affect my generation and yours, we're the same age. it will affect us and affect younger people as well. but the alternative, sean, is either hillary clinton's massive tax increase and massive governing intervention even further in our lives or have folks that are trying to use this money to get between heat and rent and food paid for, for them not to have any money. i can't live with that kind of america, and i don't think most americans would either. >> governor christie, thank you for being with us. good night to you tonight. here with more reaction, kentucky senator rand paul. senator, good to see you. >> sean, thanks for having me. >> wouldn't say this was a big night for the media. what was your reaction to the debate in general?
>> you know, i think one of the funny things is that i agree with governor christie. i saw more unity among the republican field mainly because they're all unified against the moderators and the crowd also sensed that the moderators seemed to be a bit biased with all of their questions. >> let's talk about what you have planned tomorrow. and a lot of the candidates tonight were critical of this new budget deal, again spending more money, more deficits. you are going to start a filibuster tomorrow. are you planning on not drinking a lot of water tonight? you planning on being out there a long time? >> we'll see what happens, but to me, this deal represents exactly what's wrong with washington. you've got the republican establishment making an agreement with the president, and do you know they're going to raise the debt ceiling by an unspecified amount? so they're giving the power to president obama in his final year to spend whatever he wants to spend. no limits. there will be no limit on the debt ceiling when this passes.
this is horrendous. every conservative in the country ought to be up in arms. call your congressman. >> the next logical question, though, is why are republicans allowing this to happen? john boehner will leave his job as speaker and paul ryan will be the new speaker tomorrow. but since he's been speaker, the debt has gone up $4.1 trillion, that doesn't sound like a party of limited government to me. >> it bothers me also. and paul ryan's going to vote for this increasing the debt, which is an unlimited increase in the debt. they're also busting the budget caps for both military and domestic welfare. and this is the unholy alliance i've been talking about in washington where the right gets what they want, increased military spending. the left gets what they want, increased domestic spending and short of the secret handshake and all the spending goes up, but they're bankrupting the country, both the right and the left. >> how do you feel about where you stand in the campaign right now?
poll numbers are i'm sure not where you want them to be. do you take them seriously and how do you get the poll numbers up and get to the top of this race? >> right now the polls are of undecided voters. two-thirds of everybody in every poll they put out is undecided. theed the media is obsessed with the numbers. they think it must be math because it's numbers. i had 700 kids at the university of iowa the other day, 700 at iowa state. we're on the ground, we're planning on winning. we think the polls really don't represent anything and may not till january. >> all right, thank you, senator, for being with us. we appreciate it. when we come back, we have more reaction to tonight's gop debate. when we come back, the one and only donald trump, senator ted cruz who i would argue had the line of the night and other 2016 republican candidates from los angeles, it's "hannity" live.
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substancive issues people -- [ cheers and applause ] and carl, i'll not finished yet. the contrast with the democratic debate where every fawning question from the media was, which of you is more handsome and wise. >> that was senator ted cruz with what i think was the line of tonight's gop debate. he joins us now with reaction from boulder, colorado. senator, i would argue, you changed the entire trajectory of that debate which, if i was a judge, i would say the candidates combined beat the moderators who were taking the democratic party line. that went over extremely well. explain. >> well, sean, look, we've seen now over and over again where the media, they are the democrats' cheerleaders. and in these debates the media tries every question is an insult, every question is an
attack, every question is asking one republican to attack another republican. you know, they don't do that to the democrats. the democrats they give them each a chance to talk about what they believe in. one of the most ridiculous things, why is it where we keep having debates where the moderators, no one in the right mind thinks any of the moderators actually will vote in a republican primary. in my view, republican primary debates ought to be moderated by people who would vote at a primary. how about a debate moderated by sean hannity and mark levine and rush limbaugh? that would be a debate. >> i'm in. and i think i can speak for the other two, they're in as well. i do agree with you. because these questions are downright hostile. and i believe this was a horrible night for the news media. and i will say in many cases, in many instances tonight a disgrace to the, quote, profession of journalism. this is a serious issue. >> the reason is the moderators
and the networks don't want the american people to vote for any of the ten men and women on that stage. they want to beat up whoever the republican nominee is, then they want people either to stay home or vote for hillary. the purpose of these debates, listen, republican primary voters are making a choice. we ought to have questions that focus on our vision for america. for example, today i rolled out my tax plan. a simple flat tax. the first $36,000 of income for a family of four, there's zero tax, zero income tax, zero payroll tax, and then a simple 10% tax above that. that's the sort of thing we ought to be talking about, well, how would that tax plan compare to other candidates' plans? everyone else's plans have much higher rates than a simple 10% plan. and the critical thing i think -- >> i didn't mean to interrupt you, senator, i apologize. you did get very substantive tonight. you had an opportunity to lay out your economic plan. more important, you were
tackling the third rail of politics, which was social security and raising the retirement age. there was a lot of substance going on in spite of the host e hostilihostil hostility of the questions. in light of today's bad economic deal, budget deal that was made, explain how things would be different under your economic plan because i think that's the type of substance that people want to hear about. >> i think you're exactly right. for one thing the cronyism and the sellout that we're seeing in congress wouldn't be happening. this budget deal is a disaster. it is republican leadership joining with the democratics. every single democrat in the house voted for $80 billion more in spending and debt and deficit. a handful of republicans in leadership. they'll try to do the same thing in the senator. what we need, sean, is a strong president who stands up and says, this ends now. if you send me a spending bill filled with corporate welfare and cronyism, if you keep growing the debt, i will veto
it. and it's one of the reasons the distinction that i think is prepares most important that came out tonight is almost everyone on the stage talks about standing up to washington, but there's a marked difference if you ask who actually has a record of doing that. who has stood up not just to democrats but to leaders in their own party? and in that regard i think that's why we're seeing conservatives uniting behind our campaign because i have p record as a consistent conservative of standing up to washington and fighting for the constitution. >> you know, you keep talking about this difb i'd that does exist, and that is you explain, you talk about the washington cartel. for example, john boehner is out. paul ryan will step in as speaker tomorrow. under jaurn boehner our debt went up $4.1 trillion. you tried to use the power of the purse. >> yep. >> i assume it's probably a fine line. you can't use it all of the time. but on issues like obamacare, planned parenthood, illegal
immigration, are they three examples where maybe the republican party ought to be in a room strategizing and using that enumerated constitutional power? when would you use it or advise them to use it? >> right, right. sean, of course, you're right, that we have republican majorities in both houses. we ought to use the constitutional power to given to congress. heres a the sad reality. republican leadership is in a room strategizing, but it's not about how to beat harry reid, pelosi and obama, mitch mcconnell's staff brag to the press that they came up with a strategy to beat cruz and the conservedives and fund all of obama's agenda. that's why people are so furious. this deal was a golden parachute for john boehner. if you recall, the day boehner announced he resigned, i said at the time, i said this means he has cut a deal with nancy pelosi
to raise the debt ceiling and fund all of obama's agenda for two years. it turned out some in the media criticized me, saying you don't know that. but that's exactly what they did. people are fed up with it. >> yeah. i've got to run. i would say this is a very big night for you. in part you got more time in this debate than probably the other two combined and probably the line of the night against the media. and i want to say something. i would be all in for a moderated debate with me, rush and mark if they're on board. i'll ask reince priebus if he's willing to do so. thank you, sir. >> sean, let me tell you, the republican primary voters would love to hear that debate because you're strong conservatives who would want to focus on the difference between the candidates and help people make the decision we need to make. >> it wouldn't be a gotcha debate. thank you, senator. good night for you tonight. >> take care. joining us is the number one front-runner in the polls, donald trump is here with us.
how are you, sir? >> hi, sean. >> i've got to be honest. right out of the gate i felt john harwood was extraordinarily unfair to you and attacking you in the line about the clown and unnamed sources that tell him that you would fly before that ever passed. i've got imagine that that's pretty aggravating for you. what's your reaction to it? >> well, i don't know. i think we did very well tonight. the debate itself went very well. and the audience started booing him. i guess i expect it. i'm number one in the polls, and i would maybe expect it. but i thought it was unnecessary. and very interesting. i think the result was very interesting. but the evening was a great success. >> you know, one of the big moments of this debate, and i actually think you got the better of this moment, the exchange you had with john kasich. let me play it for you, remind our outside yens and see how this went down. >> first of all, john got lucky with a thing called fracking.
he hit oil. he got lucky with fracking. believe me, that's why ohio is doing well. and that's important for you to know. number two, this is the man that was a managing general partner at lehman brothers when it went down the tubes and almost took every one of us with it including ben and myself. because i was there and i watched what happened and lehman brothers started it all. he was on the board and he was a managing general partner. and just thirdly, he was so nice. he was such a nice guy. and he said, oh, i'm never going to attack, but then his poll numbers tanked. he's got -- that's why he's on the end. and he got nasty. and he got nasty. so you know what? you can have him. >> let me just -- let me respond. first of all, ohio does have an energy industry, but we're diversified. we're one of the fastest grows states in the country. we came back from the dead. you know what? it works very, very well. and secondly, when you on the b
brothers i wasn't on the board. i was a banker, and traveled the country and learned how people make jobs. >> what is your reaction? because in 24-36 hours, john kasich seems to be getting more aggressive and hostile. where do you think it's coming from? >> he has very bad poll numbers so he attacked us. i think it was inappropriate but that came from poll numbers. he seems like a nice guy. i think it worked out well for me. >> let me go to the issue of the substance to these unnamed sources. do you talk about trillions of dollars? . >> i don't think -- i don't think those sources exist. i don't believe they exist. >> i got the impression it was his personal opinion. it was a great line mentioning
lar larry larry. he's a good guy. what you didn't see was factor in was repatriated money and a lower corporate tax rate, etc. >> we're lowering taxes, big league. we're bringing rates down. with the highest tax in the world with highest taxed country now and it's not even close. we're bringing the rates down to 15% for corporations and bringing it down to ten. we have right now, $2.5 trillion outside of the country that can't get in. we're bringing it way down. it's going to be used in our country, then, we're starting to cut and we're going to cut expenses and cut waste and fraud y dynamic country, e going to again. >> mr. trump, this estimated that there is $4 trillion
overseas that multi national corporations won't bring back to this country. >> yes. >> and that is about the corporate inversion. >> right. >> what do those corporations spend the money here? build here? if they have ability to bring it back? >> they would. they would spend it here, they want to bring it back. and the paper work is unbelievable. they can't get it back in. they're leaving it in our country, going to another country to get their money and lower taxes and taking thousands of jobs. >> let me ask you. when you talk about john kasich and the issue of fracking, i was thinking couldn't the whole country be lucky? how big of an impact, through your economic estimate and plan, would it have on the economy? >> massive.
bigger than saudi arabia and anything. massive. if a state or area of the country is lucky enough to be sitting on the right soil, and the right land, they should be doing it and should make a fortune for themselves, cut taxes, do a lot of things but absolutely, they should do it. and some people don't do it. some people don't do it. i mean, i can name one not doing it. and sitting on top of a banana. >> you're talking about new york state, where i live. and upstate new york is suffering financially because of it. >> it's on a bonanza. pennsylvania and others are sucking it right now. so new york is losing a lot by not taking the oil and gas. you know how high taxes are in new york? we're losing a lot by not taking it. and other areas, like pennsylvania, they're taking it. and that doesn't, you know go by
lines. it flows and they're taking it. noshg owe noshg is losing a tremendous amount. >> it was interesting to watch how bad the media was and how the candidates were coming to your defense, including mike huckabee and ted cruz. what was your reaction to that? >> i thought it was great. we have a great relationship and i thought it was great. there was a certain camaraderie up there tonight. it was beautiful to watch. >> the media seems to have a hard time grasping the idea you're going to build a wall and make mexico pay for it. i wanted to hear the rest of it. i want you to explain how that would happen because the media seems to lack a comprehension about how mexico's economy is so tightly tied to our economy, and
that it would be in their best interest to do so. >> sean, we're going to build a wall paid for by mexico. we're going to create a real border. if you don't have a border, you don't have a country. we're going to have a door to come in legally. it's going to be a beautiful door but we're putting up a wall, mexico is going to pay for it and we're going to have a border. >> they pay for it why? >> because they make our trade and balance with mexico is $50 billion a year. we give mexico a tremendous amount of money. i love the mexican people, i employ tens of thousands over the years of hispanics and people, generally. these are great people but the leaders are too smart for our leaders. what's happening to us is a disgrace. so we're going to build a wall and you're going to be very happy. >> last question, we're going to let you go.
you've been probably the most critical of jeb bush. for some reason he was out there attacking marco rubio. what do you think the strategy was behind it? you're number one in the polls, ben carson has been surging a little bit this week. what is your reaction to that, too? >> they were going at it. but ben is standing next to me and he is a terrific guy. ben? you're a terrific guy. that is the story. >> why don't you bring him over? group hug on "hannity". i said this earlier, that it was the candidates that beat the moderators tonight. and in spite of what they wanted. >> i think so. >> this is was a debate tonight. >> there were little jabs but a great camaraderie among candidates. >> mr. trump, thank you for
taking time. appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> when we come back, more "hannity" as we continue, from los angeles, right after the break. i'm billy, and i quit smoking with chantix. i don't know that i can put into words how happy i was when i quit. it's like losing some baggage, i don't have to carry it around with me anymore. chantix made it possible for me to quit smoking. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix definitely helped reduce my urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. some had seizures while taking chantix. if you have any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problems, which could get worse or of seizures. don't take chantix if you've had a serious allergic or skin reaction to it. if you have these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away as some can be life-threatening. tell your doctor if you have heart or blood vessel problems, or develop new or worse symptoms. get medical help right away if you have symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. decrease alcohol use while taking chantix. use caution when driving or operating machinery.
in 2004, a democrat ran for president. over 30% of the votes, i don't recall them calling for his resignation. in 2004, john kerry ran for president, i don't recall the -- in 2008 barack obama missed 60% or 70% of the vote and the same newspaper endorsed him again this, is another example of the double standard between main stream media and conservative news. >> i have to tell you something. between comments of ted cruz and marco rubio and chris christie tonight, i'm looking at the report, the debate was an example of liberal media bias.
do you know what? this is going down in history for a bad night for the media. the winner was the republicans. they stayed on substance and got along. f f f f f f f f for being with we'll be back here tomorrow night 10:00 eastern. hi, i'm bill o'reilly, thanks for watching. the republican debate that just ended is the subject of the talking points memo. the candidates, it was obvious. >> let's be honest. is this a comic book version of a presidential campaign? >> just like a $68,000 retirement fund. it causes thousands of dollars in taxes and penalties and raises the question whether you have