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more, you can go to our website. that's it for today. chris will be back next sunday. have a great week and we'll see you next "fox news sunday." welcome to "journal editorial report," i'm paul gigot. another big shakeup in the trump campaign this week promoting veteran gop pollster kellyanne conway to campaign manager. and bannon to ceo. >> i think it's fair to say that donald trump has shown us who he is. he can hire and fire anybody he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter.
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but is still the same man who insults gold star families, demeans women, mocks people with disabilities, and thinks he knows more about isis than our generals. >> joining the panel this week, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henninger and james freeman. kim, let's take these personnel changes first. do these choices, can they make a difference in the campaign? >> they seem to have made some difference so far. what we've seen this week is a donald trump who has been reading from script in a more disciplined manner. we saw donald trump in charlotte, north carolina, who actually expressed regret for some of the comments he'd made and talking about how this needed to be a campaign that pulled people together. we know he's going to be giving a series of policy speeches over the next couple weeks that touch
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on immigration and education reform. so this is a different donald trump. you see the influence of kellyanne conway. the question is, can he stay on track. >> i want to distinguish here between bannon and conway. what skills, experience does she bring to the trump campaign? >> look, she is more of a veteran person in politics. she's worked on a lot of campaigns, interestingly with kind of anti-establishment characters in the past. so she's comfortable in that realm. she's very knowledgeable about the women's vote. she's made a kind of study and art of it. her goal is to maybe make donald trump not just more rigorous and disciplined, but humanize his campaign a little bit and make it more optimistic. she said as much. >> that's not steve bannon's forte. >> his is to appeal to unionized democrats, the forgotten people
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as trump describes them. trump has finally figured out he's not going to win merely with the base that provided him in the victory in the primaries. the opinion polls show you lose if that's all you get in the general election. now, i read that speech where he talks about the system being rigged, that's bernie sanders. when he attacked washington insiders -- >> but those are old messages. >> i'm talking about the base he's trying to assemble. clearly trump has figured out. >> what about the -- >> this is desperation on the part of donald trump, shaking up his campaign this close to labor day. things are -- he's in trouble and he knows it. i think this is something of a hail mary. bannon to me signals that trump wants to be trump.
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bannon runs breitbart, a website that if anything thinks trump has been too mild mannered up until now. so this is someone i think who wants trump to continue running the campaign he ran in the primaries. and that's what he's surrounded himself with. i think kellyanne conway we all know her, we've known her a long time. but she's not a campaign manager. she's -- this is going to be new for her. she's going to have to adjust to this. >> we'll see. >> i think that's her title. i don't think she's going to manage the campaign. i think she's going to try to improve and refine the message. >> right. but campaigns are about the candidate. and then there's only so much advice trump seems willing to take. >> there's no question about that. but here's what i -- what's surprising to me. trump said when he made the appointmen appointments, i'm not changing, i'm the same person. then he gives that speech, which
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is a different person. at least it's different rhetoric. if he had given that speech at the convention then that had been the speech for the last three weeks, i think this campaign could be in a different place. >> it was a speech to all the people, to the forgotten people who aren't washington insiders, but to all americans. i think there was something in there for all americans to appreciate. i think this has been a good few days. i think trump has benefited from creating a structure now. you don't want too much management in campaigns. but he needed a staff beyond his own instincts going out on twitter. if you think of kellyanne conway as competently allowing him to speak to a broader audience, maybe bannon's role to precisely target the case against hillary clinton, this could be a big win. >> he's also rolling out ads in the campaign.
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le let's listen to the first one. >> in hillary clinton's america, the system stays rigged against americans. illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, skipping the line. our border open, it's more of the same, but worse. donald trump ree's america is secure. the border secure, our families safe. change that makes america safe again. donald trump for president. >> kim, first of all, just running ads is a step forward for the trump campaign. but what do you make of that message? that's not the message of charlotte. that's the trump of anti-terror and the primarieprimaries. >> it's the trump too trying to play off grievances out there, a general sense of malaise among voters that they're not moving forward. there's an element of optimism to the ad to in that it is presenting a future in which they're saying the world will be
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better under trump. it's not very specific on how that would happen. this is more the donald trump of the primary. >> anybody else have a take on this? james? >> well, look, this is a winning issue for him as far as limiting immigration from parts of the world with a history of terrorism. he said in north carolina, dovetails with that ad, we're not going to led in people who think sharia law supplants the u.s. constitution. i don't know anyone who could disagree with that statement. you look at polls, this is a winning message. >> all right. when we come back, donald trump's anti-terror strategy. he's taking on the obama/clinton record and laying out his own plan. how different is his approach? >> we will defeat radical islamic terrorism just as we have defeated every threat we've faced. ned. that's why you drink ensure.
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the obama/clinton foreign policy has unleashed isis, destabilized the middle east, and put the nation of iran which chants death to america in a dominant position of regional power, and in fact aspiring to be a dominant world power. >> that was donald trump this week taking on the obama/clinton foreign policy legacy in a speech in ohio and laying out his own strategy to fight radical islam. dan, let me start by going back to what james said at the end of that last block, this is a winner for trump on restricts immigration from countries with a history of terrorism. >> as you suggested, paul, there are two trumps running at the moment. there's the one in that ad and the one in that north carolina speech. he said he will create a system of immigration that allows immigration to work, perhaps
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appealing to those republicans who think we need a system of immigration that allows people to come in and go back out. but i don't think attacking immigrants like that is going to win him votes in, say, pennsylvania or virginia or wisconsin, the battleground states. >> i think where it can be a winning issue is in how he describes the threat. this is the politically incorrect trump that a lot of those voters like. he at least is going to call it what it is. he's not going to pretend like the obama administration has, like clinton add. he's going to talk about -- he's going to call the threat what it is, radical islam. i think that is a winning issue for him. there was a lot of good stuff in that peacspeech. he talked about creating this vacuum that isis has filled. at the same time, a lot of trump's foreign policy is similar to obama's and the isolationist strain.
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>> i thought the critique of the obama/clinton record was a lot stronger than his programs and a lot clearer what he laid out would be the differences. in terms of taking out isis, he said he'll do it faster and viciously if he has to. he didn't have any details about how to do it overseas in syria, iraq, libya or anything else. >> he has said a couple things that resonate. he wants to work with allies. people kind of wondered about that. >> thank you. >> but he's also -- it's a very focused strategy. he's saying i want to kill isis, i want to get rid of people who are trying to kill us. i don't want to donation buildibuil -- do nation building. a lot of presidents dealing with the middle east region, i think -- >> talks about courting moderate muslims which i think is
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something we need to do. >> but you guys have low bars -- >> how -- what do you think the big differences are between trump's anti-terror strategy and hillary clinton's? >> well, look, i mean, hillary clinton has basically said she will continue barack obama's foreign policy strategy and donald trump did very well critique that in that speech. i think one of the things that would matter if he is going to talk, as jason said, more openly about what the threat is, and try to maybe prosecute this in a lot more aggressive way. the specifics, paul, this is a problem, what's missing. i disagree a little bit with james on the idea that there is a distinction here between trump and obama on some of these questions. he's been very reticent for instance to say what he would do in syria. there are things you can do that are short of boots on the ground, but we don't necessarily have that commitment from him.
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this is one of the lacking aspects of his foreign policy. >> i want to get into the news this week that the clinton foundation -- this relates to foreign policy because they have accepted foreign donations in the past. now they're saying they won't accept any foreign donations. they promised eight years ago that they wouldn't accept any foreign donations when hillary was secretary of state. why should we believe them now? >> well, there's no reason we should believe them. former pennsylvania governor ed rendell suggested if she wins, they should close the foundation. they're afraid that if they keep the foundation open, something will be in there that will allow hillary clinton to be impeached. >> they'll use it as a fundraiser for chelsea clinton's senate campaign. >> this is market. it's like when a car dealer says
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you got to get in here by labor day or these deals are going away. that's what they're saying. we know it will continue just as the dealership will continue. >> even more to the point, what conflicts of interest will suddenly arise when she's president that weren't there when she was secretary of state, the chief diplomat of the country in dealing with foreign donations. >> shouldn't they shut it down? >> of course. >> kim, go ahead. >> also because we know that saying you're not going to accept donations from corporations or foreign governments doesn't mean anything. those stories of the past year have shown that these donations from wealthy individuals have been routed through other charities that the clinton foundation said they'll continue to take. tensions are rising following russia's use this week of an iranian air base for strikes in syria. and new reports of troop buildup
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. russia's involvement involvement in the 5-year-old syrian civil war took a troubling turn this week when moscow announced it is using an air base in strikes against syrian militants. comes amongst reports that russia is building up military presence on its western border. within striking distance of ukraine. david satter is a former moscow correspondent. he's author of the new book, "the less you know, the better you sleep: russia's road to terror and dictatorship." david, welcome to the program. >> thanks. >> let's start with the news
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about the troop buildup on the border with ukraine. russia says this is in response to nato's buildup, but that's minor and it's not inside ukraine. what's going on here from putin's point of view? >> i think that putin is trying to intimidate the west. obviously, they can't be responding to a nato buildup which is not taking place in ukraine. but he's definitely trying to show that western sanctions will only make him for aggressive. and therefore, the western countries should see reason, remove the sanctions, and under those circumstances it's possible that his appetite for ukrainian territory will be tempered. of course, there are alternative strategies including arming the ukrainians and increasing their ability to defend themselves. but that's not what putin is hoping the west will choose.
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>> of course president obama has refused to send -- to sell lethal weapons to ukraine. but eight years ago, the last year of the bush administration, putin invaded georgia in central asia. and they still have part of that territory. this is eight years later, the last year of the obama administration. presidential transition coming up. do you think an invasion inside ukraine again is possible? >> it's certainly possible. but it's absolutely not guaranteed. we just don't know whether what's taking place now is an attempt to intimidate the ukrainians and the west. and of course to further destabilize the situation inside ukraine or whether it's a serious preparation for invasion. if it is of course, the west will have to think very carefully about what kind of measures can be undertaken to prevent even further aggression
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and loss of life in ukraine. >> so how much of this is about domestic russian politics? that is last couple of years with western sanctions and the fall of the price of oil, the russian economy has suffered. now, putin's poll ratings are still high. could this all be -- and i point to the syrian flights as well of iran. >> oh, definitely. in fact, it's important to bear in mind in the case of russia that war is an instrument of foreign -- of domestic policy, i'm sorry. the russian leadership -- and it's not only putin. this is also yeltsin started wars in order to boost the support of the population for the regime, whichever regime it happened to be, and to distract the population from the way in which they were being misruled.
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>> the last two americans presidents, bush and obama, both went into office saying we'd like to work with putin. at the end of their administrations, they're both saying something very different. now donald trump is saying if i become president, wouldn't it be great if we had good relations with russia. do you think that makes sense or trump's part or would he have a very rough education if he did win? >> he will have the same education that every other american president has had except for ronald reagan who had an instinctive understanding of the russian political culture and the soviet union. the fact is that we are guilty in the u.s. of ignoring the atrocities that have been committed in russia. and closing our eyes. when the reset policy was initiated by president obama, it came in the wake of evidence that the russian government, for example, had been involved in the poisoning of -- the nuclear
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poisoning in london and the murder in moscow. to start a reset with a regime guilty of such crimes is totally unrealistic. >> do you think -- >> and of course we -- >> go ahead. do you think -- >> of course we've ignored the most important crime which was the 1999 apartment bombings which brought putin to power. >> do you think putin wants donald trump to win and would he meddle in the american election campaign? >> he might well meddle in the american election campaign. but i think people in the united states overestimate the extent to which the putin is regime is counting on one or another of the candidates to win. trump has said many uninformed and inappropriate things. but it's also true that when hillary clinton was secretary of state, she with full access to
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intelligence information, that she apparently ignored or didn't understand initiated a policy of reset that was based on an image of russia that has no relationship to reality. so i don't think that the russians think there's going to be some gigantic difference if it's trump or clinton. they understand that there's super fish y'allty on both sides. >> thanks for coming. still ahead, donald trump makes his pitch to black voters taking on democrats and the failed liberal policies of the past. >> the democratic party has failed and betrayed the african-american community.
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violence in nearby milwaukee to decades of failed democratic policies. we're back with james freeman and jason riley. so jason, i want to get to the voting side of this. but let's talk about the law and order message that trump has been delivering. that's probably been arguably his most consistent message, certainly since the convention. is it working? >> i think it's -- i think it's working to some extent. it's playing to his strengths. there is a lot of unrest around the country. there's a lot of tension between cops and these minority communities, you have the black lives matter movement out there throwing gasoline on the fire, frankly. so, yes, i think that message can resonate, yeah. >> dan, you wrote this week this you thought this is a place where trump can drive a real sharp distinction with democrats who are ambivalent about
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anti-crime policies. >> i said he was running a law and order campaign both at home and abroad. and i think the democrats have always been ambivalent and it is their achilles heel. richard nixon ran on law and order in 1968. george w. bush raised the issue of whether john kerry could lead the war on terror. it's always a good issue for republicans because the democrats always argue in the inner cities like milwaukee or baltimore, the police are as fault as the people committing the crimes. most americans i don't think believe that, and trump is raising that issue. >> the crime figures are way down. this is not 1968. there have been murder increases in the last couple years in a lot of cities, no question. as far as a general broad increase in crime, we haven't
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really seen it. >> especially in a city like new york for example, it occurred because of policing tactics that are largely condemned by democrats like hillary clinton. also, what's giving him the political opening is this war on police since ferguson. although their still relatively low historically, murder rates are coming up in the nation's largest cities. i think he made a case here to say this most of all hurts the black community, and the problem is not too many police, it's too few. people need safety in urban neighborhoods. >> what about this reaching out to the african-american vote? we've been arguing for years that republicans should do this. he's now trying to do that. but the polls suggest so far he really isn't doing very well among black voters. what do you make of the pitch? >> the upside is he's got nowhere to go but up. by some estimates he's getting about 1% of the black vote.
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i think he's also got a strong message here. hillary clinton is feeding this narrative that this is talking about these occasional shootings. donald trump instead wanted to talk about the root causes of poverty and crime in inner cities. talked about the failings of domestic policies that democrats promote on education and other issues, manufacturing policies. he's trying to actually get to the root causes. i think the bigger question, though, can you do it by giving a one off speech. you have to do it in a sustained manner. you've also got to do what paul ryan is doing, making alliances within faith based communities, within minority communities, within cities, going and visiting and showing that you're not just asking for a vote, but you understand the problems and devoted to a cooperative relationship going forward. >> no offense to west bend,
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wisconsin. if you're going to make this kind of pitch, why not go right there. >> exactly. you're asking for the black vote, but you're doing it in a white suburb in front of a white audience. trump has to go into these neighborhoods, introduce himself to these folks, and ask them to explain their concerns to him. and tell people why his policies would be different than the liberal policies they've been living under. effective black outreach is not just about standing in front of an audience and saying you support school choice. is trump advertising on black radio stations? is he spending money -- >> -- hasn't been advertising anywhere. >> he's got to roll up his sleeves and go into these communities. and i don't think he's done that, paul, because i really don't think the black vote is part of his winning strategy. i don't think that's what he's trying to do. he's trying to go after a
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different demographic group. think he thinks he needs the black vote in november. >> i'm not sure it's a black/whitish on the issue on t. he managed to win without doing the retail politicking that we normally associate with it. >> but this isn't the general election. these rallies aren't going to be good enough. >> right. >> why don't you go to louisiana, go to a charter school this week. go to a harlem charter school the next week. talk to a whole town hall -- >> that sustained coordination -- >> -- or downtown baltimore. >> what you're starting to see now, though, is a focused message. >> dan? >> well, i think -- i agree with all this, but i think he was also trying to appeal to suburban republican voters that suggests that donald trump understands that problems exist in black america and that he has
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yet, obviously, but if it is, that will take down the senate too, and maybe even the house. how do you see it? >> any time you're defending 24 seats, it's a challenging effort in the best of environments. >> right. >> this is obviously not the best of environments with donald trump at the top of the ticket. but i'm a lot more optimistic than a number of republicans about the possibility of holding the senate. the trump brand is very distinct from the republican brand. we could see a level of split ticket voting in this election greater than anything we've seen since the 1980s when a lot of southern conservatives voted for ronald reagan at the top of the ticket, the democrat down the ballot. >> well, let me take that ticket slitting point. the recent history has been there's less and less ticket splitting, more and more people
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just voting down ballot. why do you think this year is going to be different from that relatively recent trend, particularly when you see a lot of democrats basically getting in behind hillary clinton and not the same kind of unity behind trump? >> because in recent years, paul, the people at the top of the ticket have reflected the values of the people down the ticket. that's not the case this year. you had a trump convention this bore no resemblance to a republican convention when the two most recent republican nominees, republican host governor and most of the other republican candidates didn't even show up. that created a trump brand distinct from the republican brand. just look at some of the polling today. marco rubio in florida. rob portman in ohio, a number of others are running double digits ahead of donald trump. and there's no reason to think they can't continue to do that. >> well, okay.
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but in some states you're seeing republican senate candidates run ahead of donald trump, but five points, six points, i'm thinking pat in pennsylvania, they can afford a five, six-point trump undertow in a state. ten, 12, that becomes very difficult to overcome, wouldn't you agree with that? >> let's not forget in the south in the 1970s and '80s democratic senators frequently won overwhelming victories at the same time george mcgovern was cratering in 1982 and walter mondale throughout the south. they ran well ahead at the top of the ticket because they ran their own independent campaigns. that's what they're doing this year. >> how are they doing that,
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running an independent campaign? how do you make a campaign like the senate which is usually -- you know, you don't hear as much about when it's a presidential year because the presidential race gets all the attention from the free media. how do you lift a campaign up so the republican voters who might be skeptical about the top of the ticket say, i got to get out there and vote for that senate candidate? >> three words. localize, localize, localize. the senators need to make a compelling case that their service in the senate has made life better for the constituents in their states. if you look at what some of the candidates are doing, marco rubio on the zika virus, rob portman about the opioid epidemic in ohio, you're seeing senators take that lesson to heart and they're talking about local issues and how their service made life better for people in their state. >> i'm also hearing national
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republican figures saying if we go into september and donald trump is still trailing badly in the polls that what you'll see are the national campaign committees shift resources to the house and senate races. that's what happened in october, as you know, in 1996 with bob dole and it looked like dole couldn't win. does that have to happen this year as well and how early does that have to happen? >> it may very well happen this year, paul. we'll have to talk to the officials in charge of that. let me give you one data point from 1996. bob dole lost to bill clinton by 8 1/2 percentage points. the average republican house incumbent ran 16 points ahead of bob dole in that year and they lost only five seats. there is a record of people doing this in difficult environments, and that's why i'm more optimistic.
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>> but they'll need to spend a lot more money, would you agree with that? >> of course, of course. >> thank you for being here. when we come back, with the 2016 olympics wrapping up this weekend, a look at the highs and the lows of the rio games. for lower back pain sufferers, the search for relief often leads... here... here... or here. today, there's a new option. introducing drug-free aleve direct therapy. a tens device with high intensity power that uses technology once only available in doctors' offices. its wireless remote lets you control the intensity. and helps you get back to things like... this... this... or this. and back to being yourself. introducing new aleve direct therapy. find yours in the pain relief aisle. allstate offers a't imagine genuine parts guarantee, that promises to fix your bike with original parts.
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. with the with the 2016 olympics set to wrap up this weekend, we're back with a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in rio. james, what did you like or not about these olympic games? >> well, let's see, first american olympic medal in female wrestling. that was a high point. >> the former wrestler talking
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here. >> isn't that -- [ laughter ] >> lily king, swimmer winning the gold medal and >> the lilly king, swim erwining the gold medal and calling out her drugged up competitor or allegedly i should say. and we'll get into the ryan lochte story as well. but don't lie to your mother i guess the number one lesson out of that. >> all right. let's talk about lochte. we can't avoid it. it looks like he didn't tell the truth about having been robbed, although all the details aren't clear. this is being taken as an opportunity to talk about the ugly american and about white male privilege, jason. are you buying any of that? >> well, my takeaway from this is what we all should have learned or did a long time ago. if you're going to lie, get your story straight. if a group of you are going to
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lie, you all need to be on the same page. this is lying 101. you're supposed to learn this in kindergarten. >> and don't leave video evidence. >> video evidence. >> kim, isn't that always a good idea? >> don't do it in front of the cameras too. >> kim, do you have any particular memories from the olympics? >> well, i think this has been kind of a clouded olympics. we went into it with the news about the russian doping scandal. and that has hung heavy. we've had athletes that have been disqualified since they got there because of doping. there has obviously been so many logistical and challenges from rio holding it, which has brought up lot of questions about whether you should continue holding events like this in countries that are still working on some of their own infrastructure problems. i think those things have clouded a lot of the otherwise interesting stories about the athletes. >> just to return it to the athlete, dan, i love the story
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of the continuing rise of the american distance runner. for two decades or more, we just didn't really do very well. now you see american distance runners competing across nearly every race. jennifer simpson won the first woman's medal for an american never the 1500 meters. and we won steeplechase medals in for men and women. i love that tension in the race between the endurance and the speed at the end. you never know who is going to kick to finally win the race. >> you're talking about the extraordinary training and talent that these athletes display across the board in the olympics. and i think to pick up kim's point, they need a venue in which they can display those talents. the 2022 winter olympics are being held in beijing, which has no snow. they're being held there -- >> there may be black snow if they have it from soot or coal. >> they're being held there because the olympics have become too expensive. sweden, norway and poland pulled their bids for the winter olympics because they simply
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can't afford it. it's becoming very difficult to put on a reputable olympics. and the international olympic committee has got to go back to the drawing board about the way they put these olympics together. >> with a goal of what? putting in one specific location? >> one or several venues that are permanent, people are trained in doing it, where the venues are living up to the standards. >> the infrastructure can be reused. that's the problem. the rich countries, you build these structures, you take on all this debt. and then they become ghost towns attend. they're never used again. when you go into a third world country or a less rich countries, you a strong man or authoritarian dealing with contractors, enriching themselves. i think a permanent location would allow for the infrastructure to be reused. and that would make a lot more economic sense. >> if you put it in a permanent location, that provides a permanent advantage for wherever that is. i'm not saying if you put it -- so you put it in europe, the europeans would have an advantage. you put it in asia, the asians
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would have an agreement. nobody is going to agree to put it in the united states. i can tell you that. is that really a possible outcome? >> it's probably not. look at the fighting that guess on now whereby the olympics is going to be held over time and the bidding that goes on. people really care about this. it's true there have been places that have been pulling their bids because of worries about costs and economics or downturn. but i think that just the idea that and the advantage, this is one of those things, we got to remember that countries are very proud to get to hold this in their home places. >> kim, thanks. we have to take one more break. when we come back, hits and misses of the week. (music playing) ♪ push it real good... (announcer vo) or you can take a joyride. bye bye, errands, we sing out loud here. siriusxm. road happy.
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high level security requirements for those in congress who want to review it. this file is being kept in a secured facility. it's been heavily redacted so that even people with the top security clearances can't read much of what's in there. so this is a miss to jim comey, the fbi director for the double standard. if these documents required that much security clearance, then hillary clinton ought to be sitting in the dock right now under indictment. >> okay, james? >> paul, this is a hit to the american people for their imminent good sense or maybe a hit to barack obama for inadvertently teaching everyone government deputy work. a poll basically showing what people think of different industries. so this is a net positive rating. the number of people who aprivate. minus, disapprove. restaurants, 59%. computer industry, farming wonderful. put that in for there for kim, very positive view. and even bankers and those people at big oil are more
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popular than the federal government at minus 27. >> all right, james. thank you. jason? thinking is a hit for john mclaughlin, the television personality who died earlier this week. he was sort of the father of combat television journalism. paul taught us how to cut each other off, shout over each other. he made cable tv news much more entertaining for the viewer. >> wrong, jason! okay, all right. dan? >> amidst the sometimes unreal presidential election, i would like to draw attention to the ae reality that people in two parts are fighting nature. in california intense wildfires have displaced 82,000 people from their homes. in louisiana, this extraordinary flood has killed 13 people, destroyed 40,000 homes. so at least we'd like to extend some public sympathy to people trying to survive these two terrible events. >> all right. hear, hear. i actually did the mclaughlin show a few times, jason. that's back when i had pigment
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in my hair. and remember, if you have your own hit or miss, be sure to tweet it's to us at jeron fnc. that's all. hope to see you right here next week. ♪ hello. i'm arthel neville. welcome to america's election headquarters. hi, eric. >> and hello, everyone, i'm eric shawn. topping the news this hour, the terrorist attack targeting the wedding party in turkey. turns out the suicide bomber said to be a child, only 12 to 14 years old, and isis is being blamed. hillary clinton and donald trump both off the campaign trail. but still very hard at work behind the scenes. what they are focusing on today. and after the devastating flooding in louisiana, the state only beginning on the long road to recovery.

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