than ever before or since to a nuclear confrontation. and john f. kennedy announced a block aid of t blockade of the island and at the last moment the soviet leader pulled back and we averted the possibility of a nuclear showdown. castro obviously played a big role in that, kept his country sub subjugated in a communist country. it has loosened up and we have seen the younger brother of castro making a deal, the resuming of diplomatic relations for the first time in 50 years, and now increasing commerce and tourism between the two countries even though an embargo still exists. so it is really a major figure in the -- of the 20th century passing from the scene as we embark on new relationships in
the 21st century. >> and, chris, what are some of the other things that you believe that fidel castro will be remembered for? >> well, i think primarily the fact that he took this revolution in cuba when he came to power in the early 1960s and turned it into a kind of time capsule, communist dictatorship. i say time capsule, because even to this day if you go down to havana you see vintage 1950s american cars still going up and down the streets. obviously kept a very tight rein on his country politically and had decades with a number of presidents, i don't know the exact number, but everybody since i guess dwight eisenhower and jack kennedy, difficult relations between the united
states and cuba, and only in the last couple of years did barack obama begin to end what in effect was a cold peace, not a cold war but a cold peace between the u.s. and cuba. >> and what would you say are some of the main differences between the current president, raoul castro and his brother fidel? >> well, obviously castro was the head of the revolution, the start of the revolution. maintained close ties with the soviet union, but there's a big difference right there. his ties were with the soviet union. the soviet union doesn't even exist anymore. yes, there's an aggressive russia, but it is -- it doesn't have nearly the power and the sweep in terms of its influence that the old soviet union did. and basically, the relationship with a relic of a time that has
passed, and although obviously cuba is still a dictatorship. it doesn't have political freedom, it doesn't have freedom of speech. people still risk their lives to get off the island. it is a country that -- that still does not have true freedom or democracy, and it will be fascinating to see -- although raoul is still on the scene, what happens now with the passing of fidel castro. >> now, do you think that anything will change? do you feel that raoul castro was -- was or was not doing anything because his brother, fidel, was still alive and now may do things differently than he has past? >> i'm not sure. things really had changed so dramatically in the last few years. fidel was alive, but as i say he was a sick, old man. he made no public appearances. occasionally there would be a picture of him that would appear from a hospital, but, you know,
and he would be dressed in a track suit or something like that, leisure clothes. but he didn't really have any political influence anymore or any political power. now, his brother was very much comrade in arms as a client of the soviet union and a strong believer in the communist revolution. i think we may have to wait for the passing of raoul castro for things to really open up, and even then there will be a question because obviously there's a generation of people that have grown up under both of the castros. but this is -- whether you liked him or not, this is a giant of the 20th century. he was one of the key figures, even from this little island 90 miles off the coast of key west, florida, who exerted a kind of out size influence and outsize presence in the world.
it is interesting, and i'm sure there's a lot of people listening right now who don't mourn his passing in the slightest, but, you know, it has to be noted a giant has passed from the world stage. >> chris, did you ever have the opportunity to meet him or interview him? >> no, i did not, and i must say it is one of the people -- i have interviewed a lot of people but he's not one i ever did get a chance to meet or to interview. but, you know, it is -- and i say that with some regret. i will tell you a funny story about my father. he came to -- before obviously he got so ill, he came do new york sometime i think probably in the last ten years, and there -- a lot of the liberal mainstream media was very excited about fidel castro coming to new york. i think it was to a meeting of the u.n. general assembly, and
someone -- i believe it was ward zuckerman, the publisher of the new york daily news, had a luncheon at his apartment and all of the big shots in the mainstream media came to it, and a lot of people were out in the street, reporters, waiting to see what did they all think of fidel castro and what did he say. i guess -- he was famous, castro, forgiving long speeches. when i say long speeches, i don't mean 30 minutes or 60 minutes, i mean two or three hour speeches. and so he had this lunch and people started asking questions, and somebody asked a question i think he went on for about half an hour answering it. and not to try to make a scene, but my father got up and walked out, and afterwards he walked out on the street. i think it was on park avenue, and the reporters swarmed around him and said, mike, what did you think of it? he said, i thought he was the most boring man i've ever seen in my life.
so -- which was not something that a lot of people in the mainstream media wanted to say about fidel castro. >> yes. i'm speaking with fox news sunday host chris wallace. chris, if you would have had the chance to interview him at some point in your career, what might have you have asked him? >> that would have depended on the point, and not my career, his career. obviously the questions during the cuban missile crisis and how close we came to nuclear a armageddon. for folks who aren't old enough to remember, and i suspect there are a lot who weren't, i think it is fair to say during the whole cold war it is the closest that we ever came to a nuclear confrontation with the soviet union. so there were people -- you know, it was frightening. i was a teenager, i remember, i was in high school, and people were really scared at the idea. i mean it was president kennedy giving an address to the nation and basically saying that we had
imposed a nuclear blockade and there were soviet ships coming with missiles to put more missiles on the soviet -- on to the island of cuba, and people were very concerned what was going to happen, if the u.s. and the soviet ships came face-to-face. at the last minute -- well, there was a secret deal that was made, and we didn't learn about it for years later in which we agreed not to place missiles in turkey. but at that time it was famously said -- i think it was by dean ross, then the secretary of state to jack kennedy, we came eyeball-to-eyeball and the other guy blinked, and that was the sense. that at the very last minute the soviets had blinked. there were missiles 90 miles off the american coast, purportedly aimed at american cities, you know. you can just think ow quickly -- we talk about icbms taking 20
minutes to get from russia to the united states, how quickly missiles from havana and that area could have gotten, hit the united states. i mean there's nothing that we could have done and really no time for any kind of warning or evacuation. so this was a huge, huge threat, and it gives you a sense of just how terrible relations were between the u.s. and cuba at that point, no relations at all. and it really remained in a state of deep freeze until barack obama came in and began to, as i say, restore diplomatic relations in some small measure of trade, though there is still a trade embargo on cuba. what lessons do you feel as a country we have learned as a country from the time we dealt with fidel castro in his 90 years on this earth? >> look, i'm not sure there's anything we could have done.
he was the rouevolutionary. he over threw a regime, a dictatorship in havana, baptista who many cubans, particularly the castro people felt was a tool of the united states and big american companies. i'm not sure there's anything we could have done to change it. it is an era that to a lot of us of a certain age, we felt was never going to pass, which was that we were going to continue this cold war with the soviet union. now, as i say, the soviet union has dissolved, and one of the reasons i think raoul castro felt he should open up relations with the u.s. in trade was because in the end he was only hurting his own country. >> yeah. >> and it was no support coming, the country was in effect bankrupt because it depends on a sponsor that could no longer afford to sponsor them. i'm not sure it was done out of the goodness of raoul castro's
heart but just a sense that this was the only practical way to go. i suppose the answer is that, you know, the cold war came, it went, we won, the communist lost, and this is another symbol of that. >> yeah. what in your opinion is going to be the relationship between the united states and cuba moving forward? >> well, again, as i say, i think raoul will have to pass. you know, the castro -- hees a castro, and the castros have a certain importance to the cuban american compiles exiles in flo to more conservative politicians in this country, before you see a real opening up. but it is the beginning and an important page has been turned with the death of fidel castro. it will be interesting to see if there's a change of relations. of course, we have a new president in and we'll see what donald trump wants to do about
cuba, but, you know, it just shows the march of time and that eventually -- maybe not right away, but eventually you're going to see the passing of the castros from the helm of cuba and a new pag relations between the two countries. >> yeah. do you know how old his brother is, raoul, at this time? >> i don't know offhand. you guys woke me up in the middle of the night. >> well, we appreciate you getting up to speak with us. >> no, i'm actually thinking i'm making good sense for somebody that was asleep ten minutes ago. >> very good. >> yes, but castro was 90, correct? >> yes. >> so i'm not -- but i mean close in age. >> right. >> certainly late 80s. he's an elderly man, and, you know, it will be interesting to see what happens now. one of the other things that you should get across to folks is the sense that he was really an extraordinarily charismatic
figure. he was the young revolutionary, dashing, tall. as i say, loved to stay up late into the night and smoke his famous cigars, and when he made public speeches would go on and on and on, nothing for him to make a two or three hour speech. >> you know, a lot of people that were his supporters really did love him and feel like he gave cuba back to the people. what would you say is the percentage of cubans remaining in cuba today that still hold that admiration for him? >> well, certainly a number, but it is hard to really say because he ran a dictatorship and, you know, it wasn't good for your health, although there is a small dissident movement and a lot end up in prison when they express their opposition. but, you know, it is hard to say because it is not good for your
health to oppose the castros. so it is very hard to say how many people really support him and how many people feel that's the only sensible alternative to -- in cuba these days, is to express support for castro, whether you're in that way of government, whether you really believe it or not. >> right. well, chris, we would like for you to please be able to stay with us. we appreciate you getting up in the middle of the night to talk to us about the passing of fidel castro. we're going to take a quick break so that we can have our stations throughout the united states join us. so we would like for you to stick with us just a little bit longer so that we can come back after this quick break and speak with you a little bit more. so this is a fox news alert. we are announcing the passing of
former president of cuba, fidel castro. he's the former communist leader of cuba. he has died at the age of 90. we continue now with chris wallace, host of "fox news sunday." chris, we've been discussing the passing of the former president of cuba, fidel castro, and the fact that he really ruled cuba as a single state for almost half a century. just some more thoughts from you on the life and the passing of fidel castro, as we are joined by more viewers. >> yeah, a true giant of the 20th century, and i don't say that in an approving way, just as a matter of fact. in the very late '50s cuba was a dictatorship run by batista, who was kind of a client of the united states and a client of
major american, western companies, and there was a sense that there was -- that the country was not being run for the cubans but for a very small group of people, and castro and his small army in the hills of cuba outside the populated areas, slowly gathered strength, i think largely because of the fact that people felt so alienated from the batista regime. he was -- he ended up taking over and taking control of the country, and he created a communist dictatorship there that lasted -- well, you know, it still continues. as i say, this started in 1959, i believe, 1960, and here we are in 2016 and it is still there, and it became a communist
dictatorship. of course, the real height and the thing that will always be remembered is the fact that back in the early '60s when jack kennedy was president that soviet missiles were placed there, and american spy planes discovered them. this was in 1962, and jack kennedy alerted the american people. i remember it well. i was a teenager at the time, and announced that there were these missiles. this was at the height of the cold war, just 90 miles off the coast of the united states, off the tip of florida, and we ended up in a real confrontation with the soviet union about whether they were going to take the missiles off the island or not. kennedy announced a block aade cuba, we were going to keep any soviet ships from going into cuba.
that put us on a hair trigger as to whether or not we were going to have a nuclear confrontation, and at the last minute with soviet ships steaming towards the u.s. blockade, kruschev who was head of the soviet union announced the ship should turn around. the dean loss wross who was sec of the united states then said we went eye to eye and the other guy blinked. that was in 1962, and castro remained in power until he became quite sick and old in the last few years and has been in the hospital for the last few years. but his younger brother raoul has taken over and runs a communist dictatorship there to this day. >> we spoke a little earlier that raoul and fidel were fairly close in age, so the current
president of cuba is getting up there in his years as well. and we were just kind of contrasting and discussing the differences, if any, of how they have been running cuba since. there certainly has been new changes with president barack obama helping to ease some of the tensions. can you tell us a little bit more about that? >> well, a lot of that has to do with the fact that cuba was a client state of the soviet union. well, the soviet union doesn't exist anyone, and russia doesn't have nearly the sway or the money to support countries like cuba like the soviet union did. so there was some interest on the part of raoul castro, the country was suffering economically, and making some kind of accommodation and trying to lift the trade embargo that has been on for decades between this country and cuba.
i think it was last year, i think it was right around this time last year, but you'll have to check me on that, that they made this deal to resume diplomatic relations, some limited trade, but there's still a trade embargo in a lot of areas. that still is in force in the senate, and there are limits to how much barack obama has been able to relax that. and then, of course, last year we had the -- perhaps it was even this year, i can't remember exactly, barack obama came to cuba, went to cuba, had a state visit there. met with raoul castro and, you know, for people of my age who remember the cuban missile crisis and remember the height of the cold war, it is just
almost unimaginable that there was an american president and a cuban president acting like two normal leaders and not -- and that was one of the arguments that obama and other people made. we talked to russia, we talk to china, we talk to a lot of countries that we don't get along with, why wouldn't we talk to this country 90 miles off our coast? >> right, right. so now that he has passed, i'm assuming that there's going to be mixed feelings in the country of cuba. there are many people that thought of him dearly and felt that he had helped them with their country, and then there were many that felt that he was very much the dictator and suppressor. so it will be interesting to see how the memorial service, the funeral, all of these things unfold over the next few days. >> yeah. look, there will be a huge display. first of all because i think genuinely there were millions of people on cuba who felt strong
ties and did support him, but also it is a communist dictatorship. as i was saying before, it is not good for your health to come out in opposition. so i think they can probably get a crowd. i'm just sort of looking on my computer here. you know, it is funny, i didn't realize but he had been in, quote, retirement -- which was ill health -- since 2008. so he's really been off the scene and not an effective leader of cuba for almost a decade now. there will be a huge outpouring. as i say, he was a major figure and ran the country for considerably more than half a century, all the way back to 1960. but, you know, in terms of getting a real sense of how the cuban people feel about him -- and i'm sure there are many supporters but there are a lot of people who are going to go support or at least appear in public to mourn him who may have
their doubts, but, as i say, don't think it is a particularly smart thing to do under the current regime, which is still a dictatorship, to anyway express opposition. there is a small dissident group on the island, and they spend a lot of time in jail. >> chris wallace, host of "fox news sunday," we very much appreciate you getting up in the middle of the night with us to share your feelings on the passing of fidel castro. thanks so much. >> you bet. thanks so much, patricia. >> have a great night. you've been watching our coverage of this breaking news story this morning. former cuban president fidel castro has died at the age of 90. stay with fox news and foxnews.com for the latest updates. again, you're watching our fox news coverage of the passing of fidel castro at the age of 90. the former president of cuba who
had turned over the reins of cuba in 2008 to his brother, raoul castro, who is currently the president of cuba. you have been watching our coverage of this breaking news story this morning. again, former cuban president fidel castro has died at the age of 90. please stay with fox news and foxnews.com for the latest news updates. recapping our breaking news overnight, again, former president fidel castro has died at the age of 90. fox news bret baier takes a look at his life and his legacy. >> in the end, his speeches had grown shorter, his appearances more rare, but fidel castro's tone remained defiant as ever. socialism or death. fidel castro loved to hate america at every political turn.
his own political stock, albeit small, soared during the international custody fight for elian gonzales. when the u.s. returned his little prince, castro called the moment a moral victory over imperialist america. the man bore of fidel alejandro castro in cuba came to power leading a rag tag band of bearded rebels to over throw a dictator. he ended up becoming one himself. castro stood defiantly against ten u.s. presidents. around the world leftists who hated america's influence and power called castro a hero. but for the u.s., he was the all-too-close face of the bitter cold war. while the world could never completely dismiss castro politically, over time to some critics he seemed more like a caricature with his wiry beard, faded fatigues and six-inch
cigars. the man who would lead the small caribbean island to communism was educated by jesuit priests. he launched his revolution in 18953 where 30 of his followers were killed while attacking barracks. he was imprisoned and deported but made his way back on an overloaded power boat. after nearly a decade of riots, coups and rebellion, the people despaired of batista. he stepped down, and castro seized power on january 1st, 1959. he held on for nearly 50 years. the most significant u.s. response to castro's communist regime came in 1961 when president john f. kennedy backed the failed bay of pigs invasion where hundreds of cuban exile fighters were captured and sent to prison or killed. the next year american spy
planes discovered secret soviet missiles inside cuba. after a 13-day u.s. naval blockade, the soviet union backed down and removed the missiles. castro was enraged. as the world watched two super powers walk away from a nuclear nightmare. in 1980 castro unleashed an unprecedented human wave of more than 125,000 cubans on america, mixed in with political prisoners were criminals, murderers, rapists and the insane. the marielle boat lift forever changed south florida's landscape. 14 years later as cuba's economy collapsed further he unleashed a second wave of human cargo, this time whether america wanted them or not, 30,000 cubans were coming to her shores again. in 1998, cuba opened its island doors to pope john paul ii. the holy father and the man who chained down cuba's churches
shared words before the world. critics would later call the historic meeting little more than a public relations campaign. in the summer of 2006 castro underwent surgery for intestinal bleeding and quietly ceded power to his younger brother raoul. in february of 2008 castro announced he would no longer serve as cuba's president and commander-in-chief, a surprising move few thought they would live to see. by the end of the month, the country's national assembly formally elected raoul to succeed his brother fidel. after resigning as the head of cuba's communist party in april 2011, castro remained largely out of the public eye with one notable exception. in march of 2012 he would welcome a second pontiff, pope benedict xvi. the two met privately, despite the pope's vocal opposition to cuba's government. the two spoke for roughly 30
minutes with castro asking the holy father, what does a pope do. still, his conspicuous access in later years fuelled rumors about his health. when president obama announced softening, president raoul spoke with president obama welcoming it. the man who brought communicatism to cuba made no appearances and had no public comment on the ending of the cold war freeze he ushered in more than half a century earlier. though often referred to as a tie ran cal dictator, millions on the impoverished island considered him a leader who brought education and medicine to the masses. to american's cuban exiles he was hated and responsible for cuba economic ruin. in washington, bret baier, fox news. >> i'm patricia stark. rub an television reports
retired president fidel castro has died at age of 90. he led a revolution army, taking power in 1959. he ruled as prime minister from that point until he became president in 1976. castro adopted a marxist, leninist form of government, making cuba a one party state. he developed close ties with the soviet union which alarmed the united states. the u.s. made severalessful att him from power, including the ill fated bay of bpigs invasion. fidel castro was 90 years old. a quick rejoin right now for our stations. we will be back with more. stay with fox news throughout the night and foxnews.com for more updates on the passing of former cuban president fidel
castro. >> i was right. >> is bombing going to be enough or is it going to be a combination? is it one of those cases where america it seems always has to do the heavy lifting? >> yeah, let me just say, if we had leadership, we can get other people with the boots, you have the courage, you have people that are willing to fight. but, you know, we don't arm the right people. we don't give the kurds what they want, but we give other people, and a bullet fired in the air and they run. i have a friend whose son is over there, three sessions. he has been over there for a long time. you know, he comes back, he said the saddest thing is when the enemy has better equipment than we have. you know where they get it? we give it to people, we don't know who we're giving it to. a bullet is fired in the air, they run and the enemy, isis or whoever it may be, takes the equipment and they now have better and more modern equipment than we do. we're the ones that put it over there. and one of the things we have to do, we have to take their wealth aware. we're not bombing the oil.
we are sending leaf all rights down. in an hour we may be bombing your truck. please remove yourself. we are -- we don't know what we're doing. >> do you think it is generational or do you think we could literally -- because i think this is the modern -- these are the modern day nazis. this is evil in our time. >> it is very evil. >> and i want to know, is this generational or can we actually win that war? >> think you can win it but you have to be very tough. you have to be really smart. >> and you're prepared to fight that to the end? >> and this is not like fighting germany. this is not like fighting this countries we were able to beat. this is 35,000 people, and they laugh at us, at our stupidity. they can't believe it. think of it, it is true. when we bomb, we sent leaflets down. we're going to be bombing your trucks. we don't know -- you know, and this is true, they don't want to bomb some of the oil because they don't want to create environmental impact. did you know that? they don't want to create -- >> we tell our military, we
literally tied their hands. they have rules of engagement they can't shoot and fire even if fired upon. >> so hillary goes into libya and you have the benghazi problem, you have all of the things. but she goes in. now who has libya? who has it? isis has it. >> what is extreme vetting and what does that mean and how do you -- for example, if somebody grows up in a country where the clintons take all of their money from, if they grow up there and they think that men can tell women how to dress and they can't drive and they can't go to school and you can't build a church or a temple, and you grow up there and you want to come to america, how do you possibly vet what is in their heart? >> right. well, let me just tell you, you get very smart people -- and there are those people and they're very good at understanding what is going on. but beyond that, you use social media because a lot of these people, i mean they're better at social media than we are. isis, if you look at what isis is doing with social, they're recruiting over the internet. i also said we have to end that. we have to knock it out. we have to -- you know, some people would say, that's a terrible thing. we have to end that.
but, sean, when you look at what is going on with the internet and how isis is using the internet and what they're doing and what they're doing to us and then you have people in our country that say, oh, you can't do that, that's doing something so bad to us. here we are, people that want to blow us up. we have to be very careful. we have to take them out very swiftly because weapons are getting stronger and stronger, meaner and meaner, and, believe me, they want to come over here. now, again, i was one that didn't want to go over there, but now you have no chance -- really you have no choice. one thing. when obama announced when he is going out and we're going -- all they did is they sat back. i couldn't believe it when i was watching. i was watching this conference and he was talking about getting out and when they were getting out. i'm sitting there, i can't believe he would say it. and even hillary clinton when she talks about the different things she wants, why can't we just be quiet and do the job? why can't we be quiet and do the job? >> and you said you don't want to telegraph -- >> i don't want to telegraph,
no. >> when you talk about extreme vetting, and you did talk about in the cold war we did have ideological test screening, and this goes into your thinking, and how do you stop -- how do you possibly know if somebody grows up under sharia and these extreme viewpoints that are the antithesis of our constitutional -- >> so when you look at san bernardino, right, which was a horror show, she came in, probably radicalized the husband. what a couple that was, a real beauty. so if they would have looked at social media, they would have seen that this woman was trouble. >> was radicalized. >> we didn't look at social media. they just came in. they actually killed people that gave them a baby shower, a baby party. they had a child. the 14 people that were killed, they were at the party honoring the birth of their baby, and then they went in and they shot them all, killed them all. look, there's something going on.
it is a sick deal. it is beyond just normal -- >> let me follow up. >> sean, this is a sick deal. >> sick ideology. this is advancement of a caliphate that wants worldwide either convert or die. here is my question. you pointed out this guy, the father of this orlando shooter, and he was smiling as you said, and hillary -- and you talked about her stupidity and her weaknesses. and he has explained his radical views. what do we do when we find somebody that has extreme views? do we throw them out? >> i would throw him out. if you look at him, i would throw him out. you know, i looked at him and you look, he's smiling. >> yeah. >> he had the red cap on. i thought it was one of my caps. i said, no. make america great again, i don't think so. but he has the red cap. he has a big smile on his face during the whole thing. he obviously liked what he heard, okay, from her. look, we have to be so tough and so smart and so vigilant and,
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castro quickly adopted a markist/leninist form of government, quickly making cuba a one-party communist state. he developed close ties with the soviet union which alarmed the united states. the u.s. made several unsuccessful attempts the remove him from power including the ill-fated bay of pigs invasion in 1961. that led to the cuban missile crisis in 1962. castro was a controversial figure. again, recapping our top story, cuban state television, fidel castro reporting has died at the age of 90 years old. i'm patricia stark. stay with fox news for more. ♪ premiums are surging, companies are leaving, insurers are fleeing, doctors are quitting. by the way doctors, they're leaving, they're quitting. i have a friend who is a doctor. he said, i have more accountants than i have nurses. it is so complicated. and deductibles are going
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numbers are coming out right before the election. they're trying to change the date. they want to make it after the election. it is going to show the increase necessary to sustain obamacare, and it is going to be massive. everyone is talking about it. >> are these promises -- >> don't let anybody change that date. >> you want to replace it with health savings accounts maybe? >> yes, but there's so many other things. just so you understand, once we get competition going with free enterprise, where the insurance companies have to go and compete instead of having states as a monopoly, you get rid of the borders, you get rid of the lines, right, where they can't go outside. once we get rid of that, and they almost had it this time, they could have had it this time, and you would have seen such competition. there will be plans, healthcare plans that you never even heard about that haven't even been thought about right now, there will be such competition, it will be a beautiful thing. the numbers will go way down. first of all, obamacare is no good. the premiums are through the roof, but have you looked at deductibles lately? >> it is huge, 5,000, 10,000. >> unless you're dead or in the process of almost death, you
can't use them. >> what i'm trying to get to is with the release of this -- these names, that was a big promise. balancing the budget is a big promise. building a wall is a big promise. repealing obamacare is a big promise. i understand you're giving a speech next week on energy independence. >> right. >> that's a big promise. >> in north dakota. >> building our military, taking care of our vets. >> those are big promises, ending common core. my question is on those agenda items that you have told me about in our interviews, how rock solid are those promises for the people that may be on the fence, that want to know you're going to do those things? >> i want to get it all done. >> you want do get it all done? >> our military, i saw a show the other day where our fighter planes are so old they go to junk yards to get parts. they call them graveyard, airplane graveyards, to take parts off old planes that haven't been flown in 25 years. they're taking parts off these planes and trying to put them on and fix them on our fighter jets. we are really in trouble.
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constitution of the united states. >> that was president-elect donald trump promising to nominate supreme court justices who will uphold and defend our constitution. now, before the election i spoke with donald trump after length about this very issue. watch this. today was a very big day. you have a list of names? >> i do. >> and you had talked to me for a while now about releasing these names. your judicial philosophy, you said you wanted originalists, you wanted people like antonin scalia and clarence thomas on the supreme court. >> that's true. >> tell us about this list of name. >> i've been having a lot of feedback from a lot of different people, and i've had tremendous endorsements. i'm a conservative and i may have different views on different things, i think i'm extremely conservative on trade, but a conservative would say i'm not because i don't believe on free trade. i believe on trade, good deals for the united states. i said my view is good deals for the united states when i was
asked. it is a simple view. if you can call it conservative, call it whatever you want. so with the judges they were saying, well, what happens if he appoints the wrong judges. what we did, and i just have it, we just took a list of judges, and i thought what i would do is put this forward. this would be the list that i would either choose from or pick people very close in terms of the spirit and the meaning of what they represent, and, of course, justice scalia is mentioned in here as right up front as being just one of our great judges and one of our great justices. >> this is your judicial philosophy. >> yes, that's right. >> you know, one of the things i think people had questioned, i had interviewed you a lot during this process and you gave me very specific things, and one of the top things i would ask you often is your judicial philosophy. you mentioned, as i said, scalia and thomas, they are what we call originalists. >> right. >> constitutionallists. >> correct. >> you are a constitutionallist. >> correct. and i'm also -- i want high
intellect, i want great intellect. these people are all of very high intellect. they're pro-life. so that's my list. we are going to choose from -- most likely from this list, but at a minimum we will keep people within this general realm. again, i have a lot of people that are conservative that really like me, love everything i stand for, but they really would like to know my -- you know, because perhaps outside of the defense of our country, perhaps the single most important thing the next president is going to have to do is pick supreme court justices. >> will have an impact for generations to come. >> for generations. i would say if hillary clinton, who is doing very poorly in this whole rigged system that -- >> we'll get to that. >> -- sanders happens to be in. but if hillary clinton for some reason wins, your country will never be the same because she is going to put disasters on the supreme court. so these are -- >> so this is interesting
because i think there might have been some people -- i talk to people on the radio show and some people said, well, donald trump is a recent convert to conservatism. i asked you specific questions. for example, you say you want a balanced budget. you actually told me once it is immoral to steal from our kids. >> i don't want a balanced budget. we could do it quicker. i heard people say we will balance the budget within 20 years. i'm saying, 20 years, what are you talking about? i do want a balanced budget. you have to understand i was born in new york, i started my business in brooklyns and queens with my father and i moved to manhattan and started doing very well in manhattan. if you look at statistics on manhattan, whether you like them or don't like them, it is very liberal, very democrat. i think that, you know, probably a lot of people feel because i come from essentially manhattan i would be thatway and i wanted to put this list out because i wanted to quell any fears that people may have. this is a list of people that, i
got them from people i most respect. >> you vetted each one, you almost did it like a job interview? >> well, really i vetted but to a greater extent the federalist society vetted and has tremendous respect, heritage ha looked at it, who i have great respect for. i know senator sessions has brought the names around to different people in the senate, and people have seen the list. i mean people have seen the list. and coming up, more on this special edition of "hannity, donald trump's promises to america" straight ahead. when you're close to the people you love, does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin.
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thank you for being with us. we hope you set your dvr so you never miss an episode of "hannity." we hope you have a great night. ♪ castro led a revolutionary army taking power in 1959. he ruled as prime minister until he became president in 1976. castro quickly adopted a markist/leninist form of government. joining us is steve harrigan from florida. thank you for joining us this evening. >> thanks. it is remarkable. this is a moment many people here in south florida have been waiting for. fidel castro, a revolutionary figure, who ruled cuba for half