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tv   Americas Newsroom With Bill Hemmer and Martha Mac Callum  FOX News  March 21, 2016 6:00am-8:01am PDT

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>> witherspoon joined keith urban onstage singing the lynyrd skynyrd hit during her birthday bash in california. >> you know you're having a big party when keith urban is your musical guest. >> taylor swift, kate hudson also stopped by to celebrate. bill: , a fk *. donald trump will meet with establishment republicans. martha: i'm martha maccallum. this sit-down is before donald trump addresses cpac. trump going on the sunday shows and delivering a warning to the gop, saying there will be problems if the candidate with
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the most delegates is denied the nomination. >> i don't know what's going to happen. but i'll say this. you will have a lot of unhappy people. for the republicans to disenfranchise all those people, if that happens, they are not voting and the republicans lose. >> will you tell your supporters not to riot if you don't win the convention fair and square? >> i would certainly tell them that. but they want to see positive things for our country. i don't want to see riots. bill: do the basic facts on this meeting today. what's it all about? >> after a couple rowdy rallies in arizona which votes tomorrow, trump is coming to washington, doing a lot of presidential things. he will be meeting with some lawmakers.
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we don't have a good list of who they are. there are reports senator tom cotton will be there. we know senator jeff sessions who endorsed trump will be helping to organize this. but he will have this meeting with lawmakers and other officials. then he will go to a press conference, then he will give a speech to apac. donald trump benefits from this. this is presidential kind of stuff. you will have a picture of him around a table meeting with lawmakers. then he goes on "meet the press." there are reports trump has written this speech down which is completely untrump-like if you have been to many of his speeches.
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he says i can be presidential when i want to. bill: that's an interesting point. the speech on the middle east comes later. we don't have a lot of detail. we don't know about style. if it's unscripted or off teleprompter. i don't know of any scripted presentations in this campaign. is there? >> no. a trump speech goes along and makes a lot of points along the way. foreign issues is not something you would want to venture into casually. he did so before the republican jewish co-leg earlier this year in washington. not totally well received.
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you will see him being more serious and careful in this speech. thank you, bill. martha: a big monday night on fox news. all the republican presidential candidates will sit down for interviews. that comes up on special report at 6:00 p.m. both of these gentlemen feel they are have much in this race. then it is donald trump on hannity at 10:00 p.m. eastern. and before that we'll have all the main speeches from apac lined up on fox news. we are less than 24 hours away from the contest in the race for the white house. utah has 40 delegates. it could be winner-take-all. here is a look at where the gop candidate stand right now.
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donald trump has 678 delegates. ted cruz holding firm with 423. marco rubio hold on to his 169, and john kasich trails with 143. peter doocy is live and he's watching this race. how is ted cruz courting the voters out there in the west? >> this weekend in utah he had senator mike lee with him and cruz kept name dropping senator lee when he was talking about who would look good in the vai exanlt supreme court seat. the crowd loved it. in addition to talking about stopping trump, putting a conservative on the supreme court was a central theme of the event. >> we are one liberal justice away from the supreme court stripping away the religious
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liberty of emple american. we are one justice away from the supreme court effectively erasing the second amendment from the bill of rights. we are one justice away from giving up you u.s. sovereignty. reporter: the economy and national security will be the topics tomorrow. martha: a lot of discussion about faith along the campaign trail. mitt romney's faith came up as well. how did that fare out. reporter: donald trump came here for his only campaign event. and he questioned whether mitt romney is a mormon. trump says he doesn't think
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mormons like liars. he was denounced by kasich and cruz for bringing religion into the fight. >> it's not my place to judge. thank you all. reporter: a very, very big deal in utah. we can see the most online ballots cast in this country. as many as 40,000 utah republicans are expected to try and online caucus system. it cost $80,000 to set up. some republicans may be scared away by the new caucus system. there are some serious questions about the security, but the company that set it up said they haven't had any breaches and there are backups. bill: tomorrow night full coverage of the utah caucus.
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our coverage kicks off 6:00 eastern time. arizona 58, winner take all. utah could be winner-take-all if you get to 50% of the vote. martha: it will be a big night and we are looking forward to that. >> obama's visit the first by all of s. president in cuba in nearly 100 years. kevin, good morning. reporter: 88 years, an awful long time, the president is hoping to usher in even more change on the island and a change in the relationship between the two nations.
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hoteliers and corporate leaders are traveling here. they share a great deal in common in terms of people, the community, arts and culture. arriving sunday at 4:19:00 p.m. the first family went on a walking tour of all havana before having dinner late in the evening. clearly today is a much different tone. then later on tonight as i mentioned, we expect to hear the two men speak about their vision of this relationship as it moves forward. the president took time to thank his diplomatic team to forge a new relationship. >> more engagement with the cuban people, faith groups,
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young people, more opportunities for the cuban people to improve their lives. every single day you are bringing the cuban people and american people closer together. reporter: it has not been all hand shakes and smiles. there have been protests not just here in cuba. but also in miami. the women in white have been protesting a lack of human rights. something that the former congress contingent have been talking a great deal about. >> what have we seen? more arrests. but nobody seems to care. everybody is so happy. the president says this will be a fun trip. i suspect's not a fun trip for the dissidents who every day get their head beaten you up.
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we have given up a lot and have gotten nothing in return. bill: thank you, kevin corke live in havana on that historic trip. martha: that trip to cuba spark intense criticism as soon as air force one touched down in havana. he should have turned the plane around. he should have said bye-bye. martha: why donald trump says the president should have turned the prean around. bill: we are learning the identity of the marine killed in the fight against isis in iraq and why his death today is sending more u.s. marines into that very fight. martha: how a trip to mcdonald's nearly turns deadly
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the marine is identified as lewis carden from california. >> now i'm down to two leftovers. i have lyin' ted, and i have john. and i think we'll be in great shape. i will be the most presidential president this country has ever had except for honest abe lincoln. i refuse to wear the hat. bill: putting himself in select company. i want to bring in jeff dewitt.
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thank you for your time. you were at this rally saturday. where an african-american man led a protester -- let a protester pretty much have it. you were 10 rows away. what did you see, what was going on? >> that particular protester was absolutely vial and despicable. these protesters come in and they are trying to cause issues. right before the rally started a message was sent through the p.a. system for nobody to cause violence. let the protesters be. but this particular man was standing next to someone in a kkk hoodie and was holding a confederate flag picture and said something to an african-american man. i don't know how you can put any fault in the african-american man.
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no one is condoning violence. when someone does something like that, i don't know how that person expected not to get a response. bill: he turned around and put his wrists together for the cops to take him away. corey lewandowski. did you see what happened there? >> i was about 10 feet away in the upper left. i saw everything that happened. these protesters came in, there were 25 of them. we let them go for about 15 minute. nobody touched them and let them say their piece. this is a private event, we paid for the venue. and they started to turn. what happens to the protesters when you don't touch them. after 10 minute they start turning on the crowd around them. these protesters were hitting people and saying vial thing to
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mothers and children. there was a mom covering her child's face because there was a protester in her face saying "f trump,." i saw a female protester punch a guy three times and tart yelling he hit me, he hit me. they are trying to cause a scene and cause a riot. bill: despite what happened saturday. what's going to happen tuesday. which way is arizona going to go? >> i want to make sure i clarify what i said prove why youly on fox. in this particular election that's closed for independent. republicans vote for the republican candidate and democrats for the democrats. this is a closed primary we have.
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bill: i there any polling on who is going to win? >> donald trump is going to win. he has what many consider to be some of the three best conservatives in the 8 to endorse him. he has myself the first statewide candidate in the country to endorse him. we have governor brewer endorsing him. there will have to be some soul searching for ted cruz after this. john kasich has been mathematically eliminated. i don't know why he's in the race. he cannot win the nomination with the amount of delegates he need. bill: what is the issue? is it the economy? is it immigration? what is it in arizona? >> the two big issues are jobs and immigration. there was a poll done of all candidate including hillary clinton of seven different issues.
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donald trump owns jobs, the economy and immigration. and he's going to do very well here tomorrow. bill: thank you, jeff dewitt from phoenix, arizona. tuesday is the day. martha: there was a deadly shooting at a toll booth. the main suspect in the shooting is a retired state trooper. bill: president obama's supreme court nominee. >> we nominate donald trump, hillary wins. if hillary becomes president the supreme court is lost for a generation, and our kid are buried in trillions in debt. a g or two about trading. so i trade with e*trade, where true traders trade
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martha: mr. trump goes to washington today and will meet with his supporters on capitol hill. but many there are dug in against the new york businessman. good morning, senator, good to see you this morning. do you have any interest in meeting with donald trump? >> i won't attend can the meeting today because the american-israel public affairs committee apac is here and i'll be speaking to them. but i suspect you will see all the presidential candidate reaching out to members of congress and looking for support. each of them hope to be the
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republican nominee for president and they will have to work with congress. martha: would you be open to meeting with them at. >> the time? >> i will be willing to meet with any of the candidate. i talked to senator cruz and talk about the campaign and what he would do going forward. so a lot to talk about. martha: what do you think about in some cases having the endorsement of so-called establishment members has not been a positive for candidate? >> it's a little bit confusing these days. i always found endorsements to be overrated. what counts is the count of the public. but for some reason the candidate always want them but i think they are overrated. >> you haven't put you're support behind anybody yet. what's your take on the numbers.
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do you think the person who gets close should get the nomination? >> 1237 is the imagine numberer and if you are short of that there will be a contested convention. i'm not sure exactly how to read it. but certainly mr. trump seems to have a head of steam. but ted cruz is close on his heels and mr. kasich hasn't been counted out. he's going to be a factor as well. >> just to make it clear, you are saying no consideration of judge garland by this congress even if hillary clinton wins the election. no consideration by this congress. you are going to stand firm on that even in a lame duck session? >> i can't imagine a republican
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majority senate even if it were soon to be a minority would want to confirm a judge that would move the court dramatically to the left. that's not going to happen. martha: do you agree with that, senator? >> i do. we want the voters to have a say in who gets to make that selection. it's about 9 months president obama is left in office. this will dramatically shift the balance of the court to the left. martha: the nomination will be from donald trump or one of the other candidates or hillary clinton. when you say people should have the chance to make that decision, they did. they elected the senators who are in office right now. to have nine months to conduct business is very reasonable.
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>> this hasn't happened since 1988 where a divided white house and congress had such an important decision. judge garland will not be confirmed. we can go through lots of motions in the meantime or just conclude as the majority leader has, and i agree with him he will not be confirmed. we shouldn't mislead people by suggesting he will be, because he won't. bill: the manhunt in europe is over and perhaps just in time. the paris terrorist suspect telling investigators he was getting ready to carry out more attacks. what we are learning about that arrest this morning. martha: the republican party preparing for a contested convention this july. we'll discuss the possibilities with former white house deputy
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reporter: salah abdeslam is talking to police. the investigation is going in two directions. what happened a few months ago in paris and trying to stop an imminent attack now. the head of belgium's special police unit suggested salah abdeslam may have wanted to commit suicide. the interior minister said the country was on high alert for a revenge attack. and according to reports he appears to have suggested he was planning more attacks. >> he was planning from brussels. he had heavy weapons -- we saw shavie what he nonts first investigation. reporter: investigators say
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salah abdeslam will reveal more information about isis. he said he planned to blow himself up but he stopped. now the versus giengs who helped him since the terror attacks. his dn sarks was found on some of the explosives that were used. >> let's talk about this possibility of a contested convention. you used to call it an extreme hypothetical. is that still the case? >> probably not still the case. i think it's possible and we are preparing for that positionability. you have to have a majority of the delegates to be the nominee. you have to have 50 percent plus
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1. martha: reince priebus says the possibility grows larger every day, and also someone else could be the nominee, even if trump entered the convention with the most delegates. good to have you with us today. you look at the numbers. 1237 is the magic number. if donald trump gets the majority plus one, will he be the nominee? >> absolutely. that's the way the rules are. majority rules and if a majority of the delegates vote for donald trump for the nomination he will be the nominee. martha: if that happens do you believe the republican party should rally behind him? >> the party should come together. but a lot of that depends on the quality of the candidate's message.
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donald trump is not owed immediate loyalty simply by being the nominee. he voted for john kerry in 2004. gave money to hillary clinton in 2008, admitted he had not voted for romney in 2012 who gave generous are you to harry reid. martha: he says those were back in the days when i was a businessman. i watched him in a 1988 convention talking about how strong was in his republican beliefs. he supported burn. of d he supported bush. he papered both sides of the fence. >> there is a price to pay for playing both sides of the fence. if you want to be the nominee of the republican party you will have to work hard to say to people that you owe me the loyalty. now he has to make special
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efforts to unite the party. earlier he went out and called ted cruz lyin' ted and belittled john kasich. this is not something somebody does when they are in the driver's see the and trying to unite the party. his personal conduct will have a great deal to do with whether people walk out of the convention in cleveland excited about him or not excited about him. martha: this language he continues to use quite intentionally. he thinks it works for him. '. he dispatches jeb bush and chris christie and others by labeling them and he thinks it works. he says once he's through that part of the process he will become more presidential. and he may start that process today. he's going to capitol hill and talk to members of congress, jeff sessions.
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we are hearing tom cotton will be there as well. then he has an apac speech. >> you are going to hear what i'm going to say at the speech. there is nobody more pro israel than i am. but you will hear what i say at the speech and we'll see what happens. martha: it's a scripted speech, written speech. >> i think it's smart to do more of these kind of speeches. things where he's not off the cuff, not in front of a raucous crowd that draws out the worst in him. but a thoughtful speech in front of an audience. he has a lot of work to do with apac because he said the united states needs to be neutral between the palestinians and israelis. this is the trap in which some american presidents have fallen before. let us be neutral toward our ally and adversary.
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the united states cannot drive the peace process in the middle east. the palestinians have to say it's within our interest to arrive at the understanding with israel and israel say we are in a position where we believe we can gain security and peace from the region from the palestinians. until those two conditions exist the united states cannot force both side to the table and come out with an agreement. you mentioned earlier, you said he had numbers -- and that he was winning. and that's right. but here is a stark set of numbers he has to keep in mind as he goes forward in this process. roughly 37% of the total voted for donald trump. 12.8 mill voted for somebody else. right now while he may have the largest number of delegates. he has 37% of the vote. 4% of the delegates.
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no one has gone 32 contests and not won 50% of the vote. on super tuesday he got just over 40% of the vote.rmally happens. somebody is consolidating it. to win the majority of the popular vote is a dangerous sign going forward to the convention. i hope he meditate on that. martha: he's been criticized for being thin on foreign policy knowledge. that's an important speech for him to prove that he has more depth and understanding of the middle east crisis. carl, thank you. bill: president obama facing strong criticism while in havana, cuba. >> here is how a thing like that i supposed to work. first he has his people call up and say who is going to be
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greeting the president. if they say nobody, you don't go because you don't want to look like a fool. bill: he's making the case the president should have turned the plane around and gone home. martha: two kid fall into a hole in the parking lot of mcdonald's that's 30 feet down. >> i look down tonight and i hear someone screaming up to me, help. i jumped on the phone and called 911.
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>> the president of cuba was there for the pope and other dignitaries that come in. but he wasn't there for the president of the united states. we are amateur hour. honestly obama should have
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turned the plane around and left. he should have turned it around. should have said bye-bye. bill: that from last night. donald trump is not the only one with the criticism. senator ted cruz said this talking about a trip to legitimize the corrupt and oppressive castro regime. i don't know, do you think this raoul castro meeting on the tarmac is a big deal? >> i think it is a big deal. i think donald trump made the point that raoul castro made it a point to meet with other religious leaders and dignitaries that come to cuba. but this isn't about barack obama, it's about raoul castro and the fact that the castro
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regime hasn't changed. president obama has legitimized throwing dissident into prison. we saw president obama naively tweet what many up, cuba? when cubans don't have the ability to tweet because the cuban government doesn't allow it. they are harboring convicted cop killers in cuba who should be returned to the youth. and yet here we are with the president celebrating as -- this historic moment which is an embarrassment and does a disservice to the people of cuba. bill: that's the larger point. my suggestion is they are meeting later today. there is a joint appearance tomorrow. they are going to have a lot of time together, marianne, that's the point. >> exactly the point.
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there is a welcoming ceremony with the * and raoul castro. bill: and you are okay with that? >> i am. i think donald trump's comments have more to do with politic which his supporters will love those comments, and donald trump agrees with the reengagement with cuba. he's more interested in pomp and circumstance than the progress that's been made. cuba is change before our very eyes. so the fact that -- the fact that's business leaders have joined president obama on this trip and you have businesses in place to run hotels there. the change that is happening that is desperately wanted by the people of cuba, maybe not castro, but the people of cuba will happen faster and faster because of barack obama, not
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because of anybody else. >> the cuban regime hasn't improved it human right record. it has gotten worse when it comes to violating human rights. there were dozens of dissidents thrown into jail before the president's arrival. the narrative from the white house shouldn't be that he made an historic trip. the narrative should be there are people in cuba who do not have the ability to assemble peacefully or exercise free speech or exercise free enterprise when president obama isn't making sure the new business deals actually benefit the people and aren't controlled by the communist government. bill: ted cruz writes, political prisoners languishing in
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dungeons, nobody has your back, you are alone with your tormenters. castro denies their very existence. >> cuba is change as it should and it will continue to change. and the same people who can't see the change in cuba are the ones who can't see the change in the republican party. no surprise there. martha: there is this this morning. north korea launching five more projectiles. what should the united states do in response? bill: you have a pundit saying it's time for a trump revolution. what dose mean by that? and is he right?
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bill: two 11-year-old boys recovering after falling into a mcdonald's hole in the park lot. >> the soft spot in the ground caused in. >> it was a disaster waiting to happen. >> my brother could have died. he could have lost his life. bill: the boy said to be doing okay. martha: a fox news alert. the apac policy conference gets under way this morning. donald trump, ted cruz, and john
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kasich set to speak to the pro israel lobby today. do any of the candidate have a chance of winning the jewish vote in 2016? reporter: most likely not, though some may see some room for opening. barack obama's share of the jewish vote declined from 69% in 2012 from 78% in 2008. donald trump will be the last of the three republican candidates to speak to aipac. that's not what the aipac conference would like to hear. they may be receptive to the strong rhetoric we heard from donald trump and specifically his plans to hit isis.
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senator' ted cruz has just consistently assailed donald trump on that neutral statement and said under a cruz administration, the u.s. would not remain neutral. as for governor kasich, he told a new hampshire audience that the search for permanent peace is a search for something that doesn't exist. we should point out that vice president biden addressed this gathering last night and he his ite --and elicited some boos whe called for an expansion of the israeli settlements. bill: you will see at least part if not all their speeches throughout the day on fox. hillary clinton and donald trump taking early shots sat one another. are we getting a preview of the general election?
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martha: we may get a possible general election preview underway today with front-runners hillary clinton and donald trump taking shots at each other on the campaign trail. welcome, everybody, brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm martha maccallum. bill: i'll bill hemmer. good monday morning. hillary clinton giving a speech before the pro-israel group aipac in washington, d.c. where donald trump will present on foreign policy later today. clinton says the next commander-in-chief must have a steady hand. >> i'm here as a candidate for president and -- [cheers and applause] i know that all of you understand what's at stake in this election. our next president will walk into the oval office next
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january and immediately face a world of both perils we must meet with strength and skill, and opportunities we must seize and build on. the next president will sit down at that desk and start making decisions that will affect both the lives and livelihoods of every american, and the security of our friend around the world. so we have to get this right. as aipac members, you understand that while the turmoil of the middle east presents enormous challenge and complexity, walking away is not an option. [applause] candidates for president who
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think the united states can outsource middle east security to dictators or that america no longer has vital national interests at stake in this region are dangerously wrong. [applause] it would be a serious mistake for the united states to abandon our responsibilities or cede the mantle of leadership for global peace and security to anyone else. [applause] as we gather here, three evolving threats, iran's continued aggression, a rising tide of extremism across a wide arc of instability, and the growing effort to delegitimatize israel on the world stage are
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converging to make the u.s.-israel alliance more indispensable than ever. [applause] we have to come boot all of these trends with even more intense security and diplomatic cooperation. the united states and israel must be closer than ever, stronger than ever, and more determined than ever to prevail against our common adversaries and to advance our shared values. [applause] this is especially true when a time israel faces brutal terrorist stabbings, shootings and vehicle attacks at home. parents worry about letting their children walk down the street. families live in fear.
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just a few weeks ago a young american veteran and west point graduate named taylor force was murdered by a palestinian terrorist near the jaffa port. these attacks must end immediately and -- [applause] and palestinian leaders need to stop inciting violence, stop celebrating terrorists as martyrs and stop paying rewards to their families. [applause] because we understand the
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threats israel faces. we know we can never take for granted the strength of our alliance, our the success of our efforts. today americans and israelis face momentous choices that will shape the future of our relationships, and of both our nations. the first choice is this. are we prepared to take the u.s.-israel alliance to the next level? this relationship has always been stronger and deeper than the headlines might lead you to believe. our work together to develop the iron dome saved many israeli lives when hamas rockets began to fly. [applause] i saw its effectiveness first-hand in 2012 when i worked
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with prime minister netanyahu to negotiate a cease-fire in gaza and if i'm fortunate enough to be elected president, the united states will reaffirm we have a strong and enduring national interest in israel's security. [applause] and we will never allow israel's adversaryies to think a wedge can be driven between us. [applause] when we have differences as any friends do, we will work to resolve them quickly and respectfully. we will also be clear that the united states has an enduring interest in and commitment to a more peaceful, more stable, more secure middle east and we will step up our efforts to achieve
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that outcome. indeed, at a time of unprecedented chaos and conflict in the region america, america, needs an israel strong enough to deter and defend against its enemies, strong enough to work with us to tackle shared challenges, and strong enough to take bold steps in the pursuit of peace. [applause] that's why i believe we must take our alliance to the next level. i hope a new 10-year defense memorandum of understanding is concluded as soon as possible to meet israel's security needs far into the future. [applause] that will also send a clear
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message to israel's enemies that the united states and israel stand together united. it's also why as president i will make a firm commitment to insure israel maintains its qualitative military edge. [applause] the united states should provide israel with the most sophisticated defense technology so it can deter and stop any threats. that includes bolstering israeli missile defenses with new systems like the arrow 3 and david's sling and we should work together to develop better tunnel detection technology to prevent armed smuggling, kidnapping and terrorists attacks.
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[applause] one of the first things i will do in office is invite the israeli prime minister to visit the white house. [cheers and applause] and i will send a delegation from the pentagon and the joint chiefs to israel for early consultations. let's also expand our collaboration beyond security. together we can build an even more vibrant culture of innovation that tightens the links between silicon valley and israeli tech companies and
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entrepreneurs. [applause] there is much americans can learn from israel from cybersecurity from energy security to water security and just on an everyday people to people level. and it is especially important to continue fostering relationships between american and israeli young people who may not always remember our shared past. they are the future of our relationships and we have to do more to promote that. many of the young people here today are on the front lines of the battle to oppose the alarming boycott, divest meant and sanctions movement known as bdsds. [applause]
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particularly at a time when anti-semitism is on the rise around the world especially in europe. we must repudiate to efforts to malign and undermine israel and the jewish people. [applause] i've been sounding the alarm for a while now as i wrote last year, in a letter, to the heads of major american jewish organizations, we have to be united in fighting back against bds. many of its proponents have demonized israeli scientists and intellectuals, even students. to all the college students who may have been encountered this on campus, i hope you stay strong, keep speaking out. don't let anyone silence you, bully you, or try to shut down debate especially in places of learning like colleges and universities.
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[applause] anti-semitism has no place in any civilized society, not in america, not in europe, not anywhere. [applause] now all of this work defending israel's legitimacy. bill: expanding -- expanding economic ties and taking our alliance on the next level, depends on electing a president with a deep personal commitment to israel's future, as a secure, democratic jewish state and to america's responsibilities, as a global leader. tonight, you will hear from
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candidates with very different visions of american leadership in the region and around the world. you'll get a glimpse of a potential u.s. foreign policy that would insult our allies, not engage them, and embolden our adversaries, not defeat them. for the security of israel and the world we need america to remain a respected global leader, committed to defending and advancing the international order. an america able to block efforts to isolate or attack israel. the alternative is unthinkable. [applause] yes, we need steady hands, not a president who says he is neutral on monday, pro-israel on tuesday and who knows what on wednesday because everything is
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negotiatable! [applause] well, my friends, israel's security is non-negotiable. [cheers and applause] i have sat in israeli hospital rooms, holding the hands of men and women whose bodies and lives were torn apart by terrorist bombs. i've listened to doctors describe the shrapnel left in a
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leg, an arm or even a head. that is why i feel so strongly that america can't ever be neutral when it comes to israel's security or survival. we can't be neutral when rockets rain down on residential neighborhoods, when civilians are stabbed in the street, when suicide bombers target the innocent. some things aren't negotiatable, and anyone who doesn't understand that has no business being our president. [cheers and applause] the second choice we mace is whether we will have the strength the commitment to confront the adversaries that threaten us especially iran. for many years we've all been rightly focused on the
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existential danger of iran acquiring a nuclear weapon. after all, this remains an extremist regime that threatens to annihilate israel. that is why i led the diplomacy to impose crippling sanctions and force iran to the negotiating table and why i ultimately supported the agreement that has put a lid on its nuclear program. today iran's enriched-uranium is all but gone, thousands of centrifuges have stopped spinning, iran's potential breakout time has increased, and new verification measures are in place to help us deter and detect any cheating. i really believe the united states israel, and the world are safer as a result but still as i
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laid out in a speech at the brook kings institution last year, it is not good enough to trust and verify. our approach must be distrust and verify. [applause] this deal must come with vigorous enforcement, strong monitoring, clear consequences for any violations and a broader strategy to confront iran's aggression across the region. we can not forget that tehran's fingerprints are on nearly conflict across the middle east. from syria to lebanon to yemen. the iranian revolutionary guard corps and its proxies are attempting to establish a position on the golan from which to threaten israel and they continue to fund palestinian
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terrorists. in lebanon hezbollah is amassing an arsenal of increasingly sophisticated rockets and artillery that well may be able to hit every city in israel. tonight you will hear a lot of rhetoric from the other candidates about iran but there is a big difference between talking about holding tehran accountable and actually doing it. our next president has to be able to hold together our global coalition, and impose real consequences for even the smallest violations of this agreement. [applause] can he -- we must maintain the legal architect tour to maintain this agreement.
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if we see the leaders of iran any indication they are violates their commitment not to seek, develop or acquire nuclear weapons, the united states will act to stop it and that we will do so with force if necessary. [applause] iranian provizationcations like the recent ballistic missile tests are unacceptable and should be answered quickly and firmly including with more sanctions. those missiles were stamped with words declaring and i quote, israel should be wiped from the pages of history. they could hit israel or tens of thousands of american troops stationed in the middle east. this is a serious danger and demands a serious response. the united states --
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[applause] must also continue to enforce existing sanctions and impose additional sanctions as needed on iran and the revolutionary gadd for their sos soreship of tear -- sponsorship of terrorism, illegal arms transfers, human rights violations and other elicit behaviors like cyber attacks. we should continue to demand the safe return of robert levinson and all american citizens unjustly held in iranian prisons [applause] we must work closely with israel and other partners to cut off the flow of money and arms from iran to hezbollah. if the arab league can designate all of hess hess as a terrorist organization -- hezbollah as a
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terrorist organization, surely time for our friends in europe and the rest of the international community to do so as well and to do that now! [applause] at the same time america should always stand with those voices inside of iran calling for more openness. now look, we know the supreme leader still calls the shots and that the hard-liners are intent on keep are that their grip on power. but the iranian people themselves deserve a better future. they are trying to make their voices heard. they should know america is not their enemy. they should know we will support their efforts to bring positive change to iran. [applause]
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now of course iran is not the only threat we and israel face. the united states and israel also have to stand together against the threat from isis and other radical jihadists. an isis affiliate in the sinai is reportedly stepping up attempts to make inroads in gaza and partner with hamas. on saturday a number of israeli and other foreigners were injured or killed in a bombing in istanbul that may well be linked to isis. two of the dead are u.s.-israeli dual nationals. this is a threat that knows no borders. that's why i have laid out a plan to take the fight to isis from the air, on the ground with local forces and online where
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they recute and inspire. our goal can not be to contain isis. we must defeat isis. [applause] and here is a third choice. will we keep working toward a negotiated peace or lose forever the goal of two states for two peoples? despite many setbacks, i remain convinced that peace with security is possible, and that it is the only way to guarranty israel's long-term survival as a strong jewish and democratic state. [applause] it may be difficult to imagine progress in this current climate, when many israelis doubt a willing and capable partner of peace even exists.
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inaction can not be an option. israelis deserve a secure happy land for the jewish people. palestinians should be able to govern themselves in their own state in peace an dignity and only a negotiated two-state agreement can provide those outcomes. [applause] if we look at broader regional regional -- could make it possible to promote progress on the israeli-palestinian issue. israelis and palestinians could contribute toward greater cooperation, between israel and arabs. i know how hard all of this is. i remember when it took just to convene prime minister netanyahu and president abbas for the three sessions of direct
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face-to-face peace talks in 2010 that i presided over. but israelis and palestinians can not give up on the hope of peace. that will only make it harder later. all of us need to look for opportunities to create the conditions for progress including by taking positive actions that can rebuild trust, like the recent constructive meetings between israeli and palestinian finance ministers aiming to help bolster the palestinian economy, or the daily on the ground security cooperation between israel and the palestinian authority. at the same time all of us must condemn actions that set back the cause of peace. terrorism should not be celebrated and children should not be taught to hate in schools. that poisons the future.
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[applause] everyone has to do their part avoiding damaging actions including with respect to settlements. america has important role to play in supporting peace efforts. as president i would continue the pursuit of direct negotiations. let me be clear. i would vigorously oppose any attempt by outside parties to impose a solution including by the u.n. security council. [applause] there is one more choice that we face together.
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will we as americans and israelis stay true to the shared democratic values always been at the heart of our relationships we are nations built by immigrants and exiles seeking to worship in freedom and nations built on principles of equality, tolerance and pluralism. at our best, both israel and america are seen as a light unto the nations because of those values. this is the real foundation of our alliance. i think it is why so many americans feel feel deep emotional connection to israel. i know i do. we can not be neutrality about israel and israel's future because in israel's story we see our own and the story of all
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people who struggle for freedom and self-determination. there are so many examples. we look at the pride parade in tel aviv, one of the biggest and most prominent in the world. [applause] and we marvel that such a bastion of liberty exists in a region so plagued by intolerance. we see vigorous, even raucous debate in israeli politics and feel right at home. of course some of us remember a woman, gold today meier, leading disrail's government decades ago and wonder what is taking us so long here in america. [cheers and applause]
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we can not rest on what previous generations accomplished. every generation has to renew our values and yes, even fight for them. today americans and israelis face currents of intolerance and extremism that threaten the moral foundations of our societies. now in a democracy we're going to have differences. but what americans are hearing on the campaign trail this year is something else entirely. encouraging violence, playing coy with white supremacists, calling for 12 million immigrants to be rounded up and deported. demanding we turn away refugees because of their religion and proposing a ban on all muslims entering the united states. now we've had dark chapters in our history before.
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we remember the nearly 1,000 jews aboard the st. louis who were refused entry in 1939 and sent back to europe. but america should be better than this and i believe that it is our responsibility as citizens to say so. [applause] if you see bigotry, oppose it. if you see violence, condemn it. if you see a bully, stand up to him. [applause] on wednesday evening jews around the world will celebrate the festival of purim and children will learn the story of esther, who refused to stay silent in the face of evil. it wasn't easy. she had a good life.
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and by speaking out she risked everything. but as mordecai reminded her, we all have an obligation to do our part when danger gathers and those of us with power and influence have a special responsibility to do what's right. as ellie weisel said when accepting the nobel peace prize, neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. silence encourages the tormenter, never the tormented. my friends, let us never be neutral or silent in the face of bigotry. togetherlet's defend shared values that already makes america and israel great. [applause] let us do the hard work necessary to keep building our friendships and reach out to the next generation of americans and israelis so the bonds between
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our nations grow even deeper and stronger. we are stronger together and if we face the future side by side, i know for both israel and america our best days are still ahead! thank you so much! [cheers and applause] martha: hillary clinton speaking at the aipac conference, making a number of things clear, in many ways she defined what a general election debate might look like between she and donald trump. she also at times put the distance between herself and the policies of president obama as well. she said she would take the relationship with israel to the next level. she said that iran would be held accountable and that there would be real consequences if they step aside from anything in the agreement that she says she was a major part of for the nuclear deal that was struck between the united states and iran, a very controversial agreement to be sure. hillary clinton, very much
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talking about her experience and the fact that she believes that we are a nation that is built on things that do not include bigotry or violence. she talked about all of that loosely-veiled attacks at donald trump. showing us a little bit what we might see in general election matchup. more to come as we get some analysis of what hillary clinton had to say from our own. bill: for that kt mcfarland, fox news national security analyst and deputy assistant secretary of defense for reagan years. kt, good morning, what did you hear? especially i think the iran-israel issue which will be a big deal in the fall? >> you know, she is very good at this sort of thing. hillary clinton talks about her resume', talks about her background and then give as speech all things to all people. she talked about standing with israel. we could expect that to happen. but it was interesting because she said the three great threats we face together are iran expanding terrorist expansion in the region. she talked about the rising tide
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of islamic extremism. she also talked about the efforts in international community to boycott israel, to divest, sanction israel similar to what the western world did against south africa during the apart tied period -- apartheid period 30 years ago. what i found interesting the digs she made. she made digs at obama. we will use force if necessary against iran if he breaks the deal. the first thing i will do as president is invite the israeli prime minister, bibi netanyahu to the white house. those are things that president obama would never say. finally when she made digs at donald trump saying, i think that we can't negotiate away israel's security. anybody who thinks this is just a deal just doesn't understand. then a few paragraphs later she herself said, but i'm in favor of negotiations between the palestinians and the israelis and a two-state solution.
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good ol' hillary. had it both ways. bill: she sounded somewhat hawkish especially for this audience. comfortable i would argue also. when it comes to iran, they tested missiles two weeks ago, kt. >> yeah. bill: what has come of that? >> well -- bill: other than zero. >> zero has come of it. interestingly she said we'll not iran cheat. we're going to monitor this. we're going to distrust and verify, unlike what president obama said. when she kept threatening we are going to do this, going to do against iran and at same time she took credit for iran nuke deal and didn't parse the difference between the fact that the iran nuke deal gave iran $100 billion that they can now use for anything they like, including testing those missiles. including supporting terrorists throughout the region and throughout the world. i think sy being square with the american people or with the israelis. bill: we will see and hear
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donald trump later tonight. you will hear their speeches, how they present themselves to the same group. meantime, let's take you live to havana, cuba. the president laying a wreath moments ago at central havana, jose martin memorial. kt what is your view now as we watch this together about what this trip may produce in terms of advancing the cause of freedom, if at all, and democratic reform, if at all, under the cuban government today? >> well, i think it will do neither. it will not advance the cause of freedom and will not advance the cause or moderation on part of the human government but i break bill with a lot of conservatives. i look at cuba and say, this is the only part of the world we ever almost went to nuclear war over. i think it is very important for the united states to be in cuba, to have a relationship with cuba before the chinese do, before the russians do, before the
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iranians do. i'm sorry that obama obama, who is the worst negotiator in american history had to pay such a big price for it but i am happy to have that relationship. bill: kt, thanks. a lot to talk about. a lot moving around, good to have your expertise, thank you. martha: all right. we're learning a little bit more today about donald trump's reported meeting with with republicans on capitol hill. there are two events. one will be a bit informal with members of the gop who are backers of mr. trump. they will meet at the law firm jones day in the shadow of the capitol. that is 12 p.m. we are told. attendees are likely to be trump supporters, including jeff sessions republican from alabama, tom marino, chris collins, duncan hunter, jr., and all whom announced their support for donald trump. there are some thought that senator tom cotton may be among those.
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we can't confirm that as of yet. let's bring in ed rollins, campaign manager for president reagan in 1984 and joe trippi, campaign manager for howard dean, 2004. welcome. >> good morning. martha: seems if you are donald trump campaign leader, you look at today as a possible turning point. a moment when you start to present donald trump to the american people as more of a presidential element. ed, what do you think? >> well first of all you watch ad very formidable opponent who gave a speech for the audience was very important speech and she had great presence and she is very substantive person. can never underestimate her. only way we'll beat her is basically be substantive back. the point in direct contrast which there are many. i think he has to give a serious speech today, which i hear he is. he has to basically use the meeting at noon to sort of start bringing people together and certainly not going out making
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insulting remarks about his opponents if he wants a unified party. it will take a unified party to beat her. he has a long way to go to get to that point. he will be the nominee i think but he has a long way to go to unify this party. >> point out the contrast when you see, when you see hillary clinton stand up there, talking about things from the perspective of someone who has been emersed in them a long time. can certainly criticize hillary clinton's stance and her tenure as secretary of state which no doubt donald trump will do when he gets out there. point by point she gave him opportunity to do just that the. >> again it was very substantive speech, very important audience for democrats and republicans certainly want to make inroads in that community and just, again, just can't underestimate her. she is a substantive person and we have to have a substantive person to oppose her. martha: donald trump called her the worst secretary of state in history. no doubt he will go after the iran deal and he is going after a number of things from her watch including probably
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benghazi and the like, not in this forum perhaps, to take apart that legacy. >> certainly he will make those kind of attacks but ed is right. the only real shot the republican party has to beat hillary clinton in my view is as a unified party. and, you know, so i think trump is actually, you know, today making some steps to try to do that. but it is also got to be the establishment in the republican party to embrace him and unify behind him. in 2008 people forget barack obama was not the democratic establishment's candidate. it was hillary clinton. he defeated the establishment and in the end the super delegates and everybody rallied behind him, gave him the votes and it was hillary clinton on the floor of the convention that made the motion to make it unanimous and not a vote was cast against him. it can donald trump and republican establishment come to
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that kind of convention out of all this. that is the key. today may be very important first step for donald trump to make that, to start putting that together. i don't know if he can or not. the party is very divided but it has to happen if you're going to have any shot at defeating hillary clinton and democrats in november. martha: so right. we'll see. remember the moment that caroline kennedy got behind president obama. now president obama, real turning point. it remains to be seen if there is anybody who can make that kind of turn for donald trump, to sort of say i stand behind donald trump and i think you should too, that would bring around some establishment figures who are very dead-set against his candidacy. gentlemen, thank you very much. ed and joe, great to see you guys. bill: republican leadership apparently saying they're getting ready for a contested convention? what would that look like? we saw president obama laying a wreath in havana. critics say like donald trump that trip has already gotten off on the wrong foot and more. >> president obama landed in
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cuba and the head of cuba, who was there for the pope, and he was there for other dignitaries that come in, but he wasn't there for the president of the united states. i mean, we are amateur hour, folks. i take prilosec otc each morning for my frequent heartburn
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you used to call it extreme hypothetical. is that still the case? >> probably not still the case, no. i think it is possible. we're preparing for that possibility. bill: so you heard it right there, the head of rnc prepping for the possibility of a convention that is contested this summer. donald trump has the most delegates, ted cruz, ohio governor john kasich trying to keep him from 1237 for the nomination. kasich says no one will get to that number. >> you know what? like one of my daughters said, well i had an 86. my other friends had less than that so i should get an a. we got rules, you know, sweetie. you have to make a 90 to get an a. if someone can get numbers. they will win. they will not get the numbers. everybody chill out. bill: it is possible. john sununu former chief of staff of president
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george h.w. bush. author of the quiet man. how are you doing. >> i'm fine. bill: trump can get there. he needs 57 chance of remaining delegates. cruz get can get there, long shot 83%. kasich can not get there based on the math. based on what reince priebus said, how would the party get control of this. >> first we have to emphasize the fact that it is the convention that makes the decision. all these primaries are electing people to go to the convention the nominee has to convince 50% plus one they are the best candidates for republicans to beat hillary clinton this is not new. this is way it always has been done. nobody has changed a thing. it is the fundamental component of the process is the convention. bill: if he is within, if he is within 100 delegates in july, what's the effect of that if he is challenged? >> if he is within 100 delegates
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in july, that means he is actually only one, he is really within 300 delegates in july because a lot of the delegates that are going there bound to vote for him on the first ballot do not support him. and so, yes, if he doesn't get a majority in the first ballot he has got a serious problem arithmetically. bill: you know what his supporters will say. you go in there and you do that, that will make him stronger. >> well, i understand this legend that you can not oppose donald trump because you make him stronger. the delegates that are going to be there have been in the political process and understand it. they also understand they're going to have to beat hillary clinton. and right now every poll that is a recent poll shows trump losing hugely to hillary clinton. this is not a game. this is not an ego trip. this is trying to get a nominee that can change the disaster of
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last eight years of barack obama. those delegates take their role very seriously. bill: what do you think of this meeting in republican establishment in washington. >> there is no meeting with republican establishment. bill: several people are getting together and donald trump will be there. >> how do you -- >> those are his supporters. there might be one or two non-supporters there. he has failed really to reach out to the leadership and to convince the leadership that he understands how to unify this party. he is still, for example -- this is a very strange man. he still has this seven-day, last seven days he is still fixated in attacking megyn kelly. this is ridiculous. the delegates that go to the convention are going to ask themselves who they want to give presidential power to. and i think the behavior of the last seven days on that issue alone suggests this is not the kind of person you want to have end up with presidential power. bill: with regard to our
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martha: president obama laying a wreath at the memorial of cuban patriot jose marti. the president trying to repair diplomatic ties and open up our relationship with cuba. critics tell a different story what is unraveling here in cuba. lisa booth, president and founder of high noon strategies.
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nomiki konst executive director of the accountability project. good to have you both with us. nomiki, let me start with you, good thing, bad thing? you have a lot of political prisoners still being held in notorious prisons in cuba. is this a time for this? >> i think with every dollar invested in cuba is a, is movement to the liberation of the cuban people. we've seen this, saw it in vietnam. we were in very similar situation in vietnam. once you open up countries to give power to the people it liberates them step by step, moment by moment. it started to happen in places like libya. obviously that was a little bit of a different situation. we've seen this happen all over the world. a way from transitioning from unfortunately to tate tore ship to a -- to dictatorship to a free market economy. martha: president will meet raul castro there at 11:00. a lot of criticism yesterday that he was not there,
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raul castro was not there to meet president obama on the tarmac. do you think that was by design? >> i think americans should be outraged about this. this is first time american president steps on cuban soil for 88 years. reality unlike what nomiki said, many cubans are fleeing the castro regime because it's a communist regime. what we should be highlighting the fact there is no geopolitical interest here for the united states. you look at the fact this is a bad deal and what donald trump has been saying, america is no longer winning. you see it in the iran deal. the iran deal was a bad deal. this is not taking any steps towards democratization. martha: kt mcfarland was here earlier, she actually thinks it a good thing that we built this relationship or opened the door because she says if we don't open the door and walk through it, china will do the same. and russia will take advantage of that vacuum. >> they're already setting up steps to today that the. they have done that across the world. they beat us to the game. this is our neighbor. they're 90 miles away from
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america. we ignore them, doesn't mean the problem will be solvedded. ignoring the problem, not having diplomatic relationships will get prisoners out of cuba. martha: this is live shot, we're looking at guys? we want to make that perfectly clear. you know, obviously, there are things that could have come along with this, like the release of joanne chesimard back to the united states. i guess it remains lisa, with whether or not the president will press for that now? >> that is the concern to that, martha, to kt's point she didn't say this was a good deal. this is not a good deal. iran deal was not a good deal. we're essentially handing over $100 billion -- >> their money. their money. >> to fund terrorists efforts across the globe. >> that is not true. eliminate sanctions so people can eat. >> with the cuban deal, every tourist dollar that is spent in cuba will be handed over to the castro regime for what? >> that is not true. martha: thank you very much. we're up against a hard break. thank you.
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>> big night later tonight on fox all the reports for you here. >> we've got utah arizona happening now. we will see you later. jon: our fox news alert google president obama onthat historic visit to cuba, the first american president to visit there in 80 years . let's listen in for a moment as the communist nation welcomes the us president. >> . [national anthem playing ]

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