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bernie sanders took a break from exchanging barbs with hillary clinton to take in a show. senator cruz and his bottom line, sweeping colorado's early delegate contest picked up 21. he's expected to pick up more today. it's tax season and before you groan and turn off your television, you're not going to miss what we have coming up. we're going take a close look at the candidate's tax plans and show you how much money each candidate would give back or take out of your pocketbook. more on these at the top of the hour. see you then. welcome to the journal editorial report. after bruising losses in wisconsin tuesday, donald trump and hillary clinton are hoping
to regain their momentum. campaigning this week in the state they both call home. here with a look at what's at stake for in new york's primary is "wall street journal" columnist, assistant editorial editor, james freeman and mary o grady. dan, hillary clinton has lost seven of the last eight state contests to sanders. what does that tell us about her candidacy? >> well, before commenting on that, let's preface any comment about the candidate by saying by and large, democrats say they would be happy with either candidate. that's not true on the republican side. >> and the democrats are going to unify eventually, i think. the most interesting exit poll fact out of wisconsin that i couldn't get over was the fact that when they asked democrats in wisconsin who would you u prefer as commander in chief, 50% said bernie sanders and 47% said hillary clinton. bernie sanders could not be
commander in chief of a deli, so what's going on? >> probably wants a -- >> she has clear vulnerabilities and obviously, democratic voter rs not buying the argument she keeps making that she has experience. she's vulnerable on the honesty and trustworthy and freshness as pecht and bernie is beating her time after time. man, if he does it in new york, it would be really embarrassing. >> the democratic have been the powder puff bowl. using ner f bats and now, they're getting meaner. saying you're not a democrat as hillary says about sanders. is it going to escalate further? >> he lost a great opportunity to go after her on e-mail issue from the state department. he said i'm not going to deal with that. that was really his great chance to sort of undermine her credibility and so forth, so, now, he has the depend on moving harder and harder left.
blaming you know, the panama free trade agreement for the panama papers. this week. and just basically, trying to link her with something that's more related to the establishment. big banks and so forth. you know, really her big vulnerability is authenticity. people just don't believe her when she talks and it was funny this week, when she tried to get on the subway, oh, i want this subway, then couldn't get on. then she paid $2.75, which no new yorker would do for one stop. >> we'll see how it works. turn to the republicans, james, and john, donald trump's setback in wisconsin. you see him in the polls now leading in new york. leading in most of the eastern states that are coming up later this month. how big a setback was wisconsin or will that just be seen as an anomaly? >> i think it's a sign f of things to come.
he probably wins new york. they all win their home states essentially. kasich won his home state and is trailing rubio in the delegate count. i think with trump beyond that, what wisconsin showed is that cruz is starting unlike trump, to pull other parts of the republican constituency into his coalition. cruz did better than he has before outside of the very conservative group. he did better with people who are thinking about electability versus hillary clinton. doing better with people who see him as a chain -- >> with experience. >> here's the question. he doesn't seem to be doing that in the polls in new york or even in maryland. he's trailing kasich in third in both of those. states. and in pennsylvania, it's very close between cruz and kasich, so, the question is, is he really uniting the republican party as he says to the anti trump vote or was this just a one off in wisconsin where it wasn't a pro cruz vote, i'm asking this question, but an antidl trump vote.
>> ipg it was and i think we're back to the same ball game we've been in for a long time. the polls any way suggest that in pennsylvania and maryland, trump has got 35 or 40% of the vote and maryland, kasich and cruz have about 24% between them and in new york, it's over 50%, so, essentially, the same set of dynamics. you combine the other two, they beat trump. but trump has a solid 35%. from. >> respond to that, james. i don't see cruz consolidating that anti trump. >> the votes in wisconsin, trump has been basically locked in to 35 to 40% of the republican party. that's been consistent for months and months. even his people have dropped out. cruz is a candidate who showing he has upside potential. donald trump you see more and more downside with these negative ratings going up. so, pennsylvania, for example, this is another midwest certainly the western part of the state, pennsylvania's thinking of themselves as
midwesterners. this is another place where john kasich is not doing as well as he should. in terms of his case on ability to appeal to that midwestern blue collar vote. >> well, what does cruz need to do to seal the deal and persuade more people? the problem in new york, in iowa, he said he disdained new york values to get iowa votes. now, he's coming to new york and saying i love new york. that's not the best sales line. i hateded new york values then, now, i love you, baby. >> he's not going to do well in new york, but i think what we have to keep this mind here is that this is about collecting delegates. not winning states. as it were. and so, that means that what he has to do is go around and convince delegates who are going to be at the convention, who are going to be charged with choosing a candidate who can win in the general election, that's what the convention is about. and so, he has to convince delegates who are not bound to any candidate to come over to
his side and that's what he's going to be working on as much as he's going to be campaigning in these states. he's working on these delegates. >> i just think new yorker, republicans, conservatives, should forgive him for the new york values comment. >> because he didn't mean it. >> a lot of us here talk about the crazy people who run this city, this state. it doesn't, it bears some criticism. >> he really meant new jersey. when we come back, ted cruz's wisconsin win making a contested gop convention more likely, so just who would be making the rules in cleveland. it's a fact. kind of like grandkids equals free tech support. oh, look at you, so great to see you! none of this works. come on in. >>psst. hey... where you going? we've got that thing! you know...diarrhea? abdominal pain? but we said we'd be there... woap, who makes the decisions around here? it's me. don't think i'll make it. stomach again...send!
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donald trump's loss in wisconsin tuesday makes it more likely than ever that republicans will arrive in cleveland this july without a nominee. so just how would a contested convention work? here with a look at the rules and who's making them is "wall street journal" editorial board member, joe, and kate. kate, let's try to, you've been
looking into the rules. let's try to demystify this for viewers. so, who writes these rules and does this happen every four years? >> yes, so, every four year, a committee is formed of state delegates. 112 state delegate, two from each state and territories. this committee meets before the convention and they pass a pack angel of rules that will govern what will happen over the following few days. this has not happened yet. >> this traditionally happens a week before the convention and you can't have a convention if you don't write rules. >> absolutely. theres no convention if there are no rules on how it works. gl they dtsds these are if rules to rem to the floor and the d l delegates have to aroouf or amend them or whatever they do. >> absolutely. >> so, we're hearing a lot about rule 40. and it's important to mention that this rule has not been adopted. >> what does that say? >> this is the one that says you must get a majority of the delegates in eight states to be nominated on the floor.
>> correct. right. so, we're hearing a lot about this rule. frankly, way too much because first of all, this rule has not been adopted. it is in no force of anything. >> the last convention, which doesn't apply unless the rules committee writes it that way. >> ted cruz and trump are presenting this because it is in their interest to be the only ones on the ballot. basically, if the rules committee recommends a package and it goes to the floor, they can do whatever they want and make the rules committee meet again. they can adopt them, so if the majority of delegates that must approve and do anything at the convention. >> but if trump delegates and cruz delegates are on the committee and they want to write that rule from 2012 that says you must have a majority of eight state, they could do so. >> they could but this won't matter after the first ballot. >> but these will be the rules in place to start, then we go to the first ballot and say and
dots's trump name is put in and he doesn't get a majority. what happens. >> ths the only question on the fist ballot, if trump can win a skrort. then you go to a second. this will be mostly about can ted cruz assemble a majority. >> after that first ballot, something like 60 to 70 for your 4% of the delegates would be freed up depending on the state and how people interpret them however them. >> and that makes it very hard for trump. he will lose all of his delegates, so, yo go to a second ballot and say ted cruz can't get a majority and so, you go to a third. at this point, a majority of delegates can say, we want to change the rules. no matter what the rules committee has come up with. >> and they can suspend and send it wak to the committee. >> correct. they can suspend the rules. the way to think about this, you need a majority of delegates, but once you have a majority, you can change the rules and nominate anybody you want. >> and i think the thing to keep in mind is that this is not going to be a secret kai ball.
the world's attention is going to be on this and anything that happens will have to happen above board and everybody will know it's happening and the cruz and trump delegates will have a big say in this in addition to the other rank and file republicans who are delegates. >> it's totally open and trans important process. it's a little bit funny to watch cruz and trump already come out and say well, there's a conspiracy brewing to seal the nomination from us. i mean, what are they so afraid of? if you can't get a majority of republican delegates, you're very unlikely to get a majority of the country. >> but they could, they could change, they could cut deals behind the scenes themselves. they could write the rules more restrictive. >> absolutely, but they'd have to get the majority of delegates to go along and then after a couple of ballots, they could
make a different decision on a decision. >> here we are, on the floor, first ballot, third, fourth. nobody can get a majority, so, then, other names get thrown in and that's when we have the possibility unlikely as it probably is, that somebody else from outside the convention, that's not run this year, could get his name introduced on the ballot. >> it's certainly possible. i mean, i don't think it's very likely because because the convention is not only governed by majority rule, but by norms. it would be very unusual for the delegates, who are going to be dominated by cruz and trump partisan to say well, we're just going to throw it to paul ryan for example, the current conspiracy theory that's all over the internet and cable news. i don't think that's likely and i don't think paul ryan is likely to take a job where he's set up to fail.
>> somebody's got to get the nominee. >> people are making it sound as though it's over once we have a nomination. >> those delegates want to win that election and that's what they're going to pick. the bottom line, the delegates can do what they want and nobody can do much about it. except the election in november. when we come back, he's promised to build a wall along the southern border and this week, donald trump unveiled his plan to pay for it. >> who is going to pay for the wall? who? it's true what they say. technology moves faster than ever. the all-new audi a4, with apple carplay integration.
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it's the signature issue of donald trump's presidential campaign, building a wall along the southern border, and making mexico pay for it. and in a memo this week, the trump campaign outlined how it would make that happen. by targeting billions of dollars in remittances sent back to mexico by immigrants living in the u.s. we're back with dan hedginger and mary. mary, remittences are these payments. who pays them? whose money is it? >> they're earned, they're income-earned by people living in this country and then they send it home to their families from where they migrated from. and in the case of mexico, there's about $24 billion that go from mexicans working in the country to mexico each year. >> we don't know -- some of those people are here legally, some illegally. how do you tell the difference before stopping the flows? >> donald trump proposes in this memo he wrote, he would force
anybody who wants any alien who wants to send money abroad to prove they're lawfully in the country. that means companies, banks, and financial institutions that wire transfer companies, anybody like that, would have to employ people who could certify documents are valid. >> so if i wanted to send a check to mexico, okay, and whatever, 2 million americans living in mexico. >> exactly. >> so if i wanted to send a check to mexico, i have to go to the bank and they would have to say let's see your birth certify or some other proof of citizenship. otherwise you can't send a wire transfer? >> or legal residency. that would be the idea. >> wow. >> paul, there's an aspect of the king of this proposal. sat down on the shore and oweded the oceanic tides to reverse and recede. the world bank estimates there will be 250 million migrants in
the world. their remittances will total $600 billion. 24 billion from mexico, as mary suggested. these flows are going on all over the world. between mexico and brazil. brazil and mexico. all over africa. the idea that you can stop that economic activity on that scale is simply feckless. >> you would think -- there would be black markets to go around this? >> for sure. when i go to mexico, i use the atm. i take pesos out of the atm machine from my bank. and certainly a lot of illegals living here have family members or friends who are legal. so they can also use them to send the money. >> does this -- would this ultimately lead to capital controls on everybody. that if you really wanted to stop this, because dan points to theical problem, so do you. you basically have to say, we're no longer going to allow the ease of capital transactions between mexico and the u.s.? >> that's exactly right. the only way you could do it is
with capital controls and that's press positive trous. in terms of manufacturing and commerce in general, if you tried to put capital control, as you mentioned, americans living in mexico. there is something like 30 million american tourists who go to mexico every year. then there's auto manufacturing, where different components of a car are made here, or in canada. >> cash goes back and forth in return for the parts. >> supply chains are only integrated. if you tried to put capital on that -- mexico is our second-largest country that we export to. so if you put capital controls on, you would kill the economy. >> you've known mexican presidents and finance ministers for decades. how do you think they would react to that kind of a ultimatum? >> they would not comply. they will simply say, we will not do it. right now in mexico, one of the most popular things to do is to buy a donald trump pinata and
time now for our hits & misses of the week. kate, start us off. >> this is a miss for jerry brown, democratic governor of california. this week, he signed a law that will increase the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. and he said this was -- may not make sense economically. but it's part of living in a moral community. and this homily from the appositivel jerry will not resonate with people in the central valley as a result of automation or fewer opportunities. >> where they have really high employment in the central valley. all right, joe. >> i had to laugh this week as an e-mail from the consumer product safety commission crossed my desk. warning that a line of ivanka trump scarves will be recalled
for posing a severe burn risk. now, naturally, these highly flammable products were made in china. and mr. trump doesn't apologize for outsourcing, even as he criticizes other companies from doing so. but the interesting thing is that the apparel industry is bringing jobs back to america, because we have much better quality control here. so mr. trump, for the sake of public safety, bring those jobs home. >> all right. james. >> paul, this is a hit to merle haggard who passed away this week, one of the world's greatest singers/songwriters, inspired millions of people and was a patriot even when it wasn't cool. we owe him a great debt and i think he has something to tell us now. the best of the free life is still yet to come. he never lost his optimism. >> do you trust the consumer product safety commission, joe, on the judgments about scarves? >> they're 100% rayon. very dangerous. >> remember, if you have your own hit or miss, tweet it at
fnc. that's it for this week's show. thank you for watching. i'm paul gigot. hope to see you right here next week. as gop candidates taurth the empire state for its rich low, across the country in colorado, ted cruz is set to speak there, and snap up more delegates today. while on the democratic side, bernie sanders and hillary clinton are campaigning in the big apple, amid new developments in clinton's e-mail scandal. meanwhile, the caucuses are officially open this hour for democrats in wyoming. plus, we'll take a closer look at what your 2017 taxes could look like under all five remaining presidential candidates. and police launching a new terror raid in belgium