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they're not going to feel they're getting ahead and they're going to still believe the government is rigged against them which is bad for our democracy. >> as you know, your opponent senator sanders has been hitting you on wall street contributions and including some paid speeches you did for goldman sachs among other banks. let me ask you this -- why do you think one of these big banks paid you over $200,000 for a speech? >> well, look, i gave speeches to a wide array of groups from health care groups to auto dealers and many, many more, and i think what they were interested in because what we talked about was the world coming off of four years as secretary of state in a complicated world, people were interested in what i saw, what i thought, they asked questions about matters that were on their minds. a lot of interest in the bin laden raid, how such a tough
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advised the president. you know, i think americans who are doing business in every aspect of the economy want to know more about the world. i actually think it's a good conversation for people to be having. >> you don't think they expect anything in return? >> absolutely not. you know, first of all, i was a senator from new york. i took them on when i was senator. i took on the carried interest loophole. i took on what was happening in the mortgage markets. i was talking about that in 2006. they know exactly where i stand. and i'll tell you, chuck, it's really interesting to me that now karl rove has taken money from the financial interest to run an ad against me to influence democrats not to support me. why? ask yourself why. he knows number one i know what must be done and number two i know how to get it done to make sure that wall street writ large, not just the banks but the investment banks, hedge funds and everybody else, no longer can wreck our economy the way they did in 2008. >> two more quick questions. the "des moines register" editorial, in praising you and your experience, did bring up the e-mail issue as one of those
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with how you responded to it. let me just ask you this question. last week you were asked about the fbi investigation. are you concerned? you said you haven't been contacted by them. are you concerned this investigation is taking too long? that it's putting an extra cloud over your candidacy and until it gets behind you, you're going to have these issues and michael bloomberg even cited it as a reason why he's thinking about running. >> no, i'm not concerned because i know what the facts are. i never sent or received any material marked "classified." i cannot control what the republicans leak and what they are contending. and i thought it was interesting, chuck -- you'll as a political observer understand why -- back a couple months ago kevin mccarthy spilled the beans that the benghazi investigation was all about bringing me down, something that i suspected but i went ahead, testified for 11 hours, answered all their questions, and even they
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and now senator grassley shows up at a trump rally yesterday in iowa. he's the chairman of the judiciary committee who has -- and his staff have been behind and pushing a lot of these stories, and announces he's there for the simple reason, to defeat me. i can't control what the republicans are doing. but i know what the facts are and i will just keep putting them out there. this is something that i think is very clear about what happened and i know it will be over and resolved at some point. but i can't control what the republicans and their allies do. but i think it's important voters know what they're doing. >> and michael bloomberg? your reaction to his potential candidacy? >> he's a good friend of mine, and i'm going to do the best i can to make sure that i get the nomination, and we'll go from there. >> so you're not worried about him getting in? >> well, the way i read what he said was if i didn't get the
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of that and get the nomination so he doesn't have to. >> madam secretary, stay safe on the trail. we'll catch up with you soon. >> thank you, good to talk to you. >> now let's turn to her chief opponent, senator bernie sanders, also on the campaign trail in dubuque, iowa. senator, good morning to you. i want to start with getting your reaction. i've not heard your reaction to this. your colleague, senator claire mccaskell, said that republicans were licking their chops getting ready. essentially "they won't touch him right now because they can't wait to run an ad with a hammer and a sickle." what do you say to her? >> well, what i say to her is that if she would look at the matchups taking place between bernie sanders and donald trump right now she would find that we were 15 points ahead of them nationally, that in states -- tossup states, battleground states like iowa and new hampshire or even further ahead of them, that i would very much look forward to a race against
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want to raise the minimum wage but wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top two-tenths of one percent who thinks wages in america are too high and who thinks that climate change is a hoax invented by the chinese. chuck, there would be nothing more in this world that i would like to take on donald trump. we would beat him and we would beat him badly. >> but as you know, a lot of democrats are concerned and not a single one of them has endorsed your candidacy, i just read through that. not a single democratic senator has endorsed your candidacy. not a single democratic governor has endorsed your candidacy. what does that tell you? >> it tells me that we are taking on the political establishment, we're taking on the economic establishment, the financial interest in this country and we're taking on the corporate establishment. that is what is unique about this race: that, in fact, we are trying to make a political
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people into the political process that washington and all of these politicians have significantly turned their backs on. so yes we have the establishment supporting secretary clinton. that's not a secret. but the reason that our campaign is generating so much interest and enthusiasm is people think it's time that we take on the establishment. take on wall street, take on big money interests. and that's why i believe we're doing as well as we are. >> well, you have been calling for political revolution and there have been some critiques over it, though, that you're sort of narrow in where you call for revolution. ta-nehisi coates, one of the more respected thinkers in the civil rights movement these days wrote in the "the atlantic" why aren't you for reparations for having to -- because of slavery for african-americans when you're calling for economic justice on so many other levels? why do you stop short on that
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>> well, for the same reason that barack obama has, the same reason i believe that hillary clinton has. that is that it's absolutely wrong and unacceptable that we have so much poverty in this country and it is even worse in the african-american community. that african-american kids between 17 and 20 who graduate high school have unemployment rates and underemployment rates of 51%. that 36% of african-american children are living in poverty. this is an issue that we have got to address. and my intention as president of the united states is to be very aggressive in dealing with those issues. to put our kids to work rather than see them go to jail. to improve our schools. that's what we have to do and i think that's what the american people want. >> i understand that. but you didn't understand the question why you were -- why you weren't in favor of reparations. >> well, again, the same reason that the president is not and i think hillary clinton is not. >> what is that reason? >> we have got to invest in the future. what we have got to do is address poverty in america, something that very few people
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poverty in the african-american community and the latino community. if you look at my record, and if you look at my agenda, raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour, focusing on high rates of youth unemployment, i think our candidacy is the candidacy talking to the issues of the african-american community. >> well, let me ask you, though, many african-americans hear that and some will say okay, he's talking about major economic justice but an african-american raises his hand and says can't get that through congress, can't deal with this because it's politically very difficult, a lot of your other plans will be politically difficult if not impossible. >> well, look, this is what i think: that is looking at politics today as a zero-sum approach. and what i am try dog in this country is say, you know what? in the last election, 63% of the
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80% of young people didn't vote in the midterm elections. that is why the rich get richer and that is why billionaires were able to buy elections. what we are trying to is do the say that in american democracy maybe it's a radical idea but congress should represent working families and the middle-class rather than just wealthy campaign contributors. so, chuck, what i am trying to do now is change the dynamics of american politics, bring millions of young people, working class people into stand up and fight for their rights. when you that, yes, we can raise the minimum wage, we can create jobs. we can make public colleges and universities tuition free. that is what we have got to do. >> in 1988, you talked about a major difference between yourself and, at the time, the sort of insurgent candidate on the democratic party, jesse jackson. and you simply said "jesse believes that serious social change is possible within the democratic party.
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do you still believe that? >> well, obviously not, i'm running for president of the united states in the democratic party. and, by the way, when you talk about my relationship to the african-american community, check out how many white public officials, elected officials, supported jesse jackson in 1988. i did. and he won my state of vermont, he came to vermont, jesse jackson is a friend of mine. i thought he ran a brilliant campaign. but what my view is right now and the decision that i made as the longest-serving independent in the history of the united states congress, i said if we are going to win this race, we have to do it within the democratic primary process, that's what we're doing. >> and if you win, apparently you're going to have a third candidate in the race. michael bloomberg has vowed if you are on your way to the nomination, he's running as an independent. what's your reaction? >> well, my reaction is that there will be -- if donald trump wins and mr. bloomberg gets in, you'll have two multibillionaires running for president of the united states against me. and i think the american people
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move toward an oligarchy where billionaires control the political process. i think we'll win that election. >> bernie sanders, i'll leave it there. from dubuque, iowa, we'll see you next week, i imagine, as we head to iowa to find out what happens. thank you, sir, stay safe on the trail. >> thank you. when we come back, trump versus cruz, each guy knows the other is the obstacle to the nomination. donald trump joins me next. welcome to the world 2116, you can fly across town in minutes or across the globe in under an hour. whole communities are living on mars and solar satellites provide earth with unlimited clean power. in less than a century, boeing took the world from seaplanes to space planes, across the universe and beyond. and if you thought that was amazing,
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welcome back, as tight as the democratic contest is, it's the republican race that's become to resemble the end of a quentin tarantino movie, think "reservoir dogs" where everybody winds up shooting everybody else. jeb bush spent millions attacking marco rubio. rubio has blasted chris christie with super pac adds. christie has questioned rubio's work ethic saying "dude, show up to work." donald trump ridiculed bush for being low energy. bush called trump a jerk. and then the non-aggression pact between trump and ted cruz crashed with each attacking the other. in fact, here's the latest trump ad going after cruz on immigration. . >> sounded like you wanted the bill to pass? >> of course i wanted the bill to pass. what -- my amendment to pass. what my amendment did --
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>> -- is take citizenship off the table but it doesn't mean -- it doesn't mean i supported the other aspects of the bill. >> and here's a cruz ad hitting trump on greed. >> i think imminent domain is wonderful. >> it made him rich, like when trump colluded with atlantic city insiders to bulldoze the home of an elderly widow. trump won't change the system, he's what's wrong with it. joining me on the phone right now is donald trump. mr. trump, welcome back to "meet the press." >> good morning, and i have to tell you, his ad is wrong because i never knocked down that house. i wanted to get the house to build a major building that would have employed tremendous numbers of people but when the woman didn't want to sell ultimately i said forget about it. so he's got me bulldozing down a house, i never bulldozed it down. it's false advertising. >> all right, i think the accusation was that's what you wanted to do -- >> no, the accusation was i wanted to and did do it. you know, if you didn't have
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haven't highways, the keystone pipeline because they need it if it's going to be built. you wouldn't have roads, schools, hospitals, i mean, i don't love imminent domain but you need it or you don't have a country. >> this race between you and ted cruz, hent wants to make it about who's the real conservative. here's what he said yesterday when it comes to you and conservatism. i want to get you to react to it. here he is. >> perhaps one of the reasons that the washington establishment is rushing so quickly behind donald trump is that donald has been an active supporter. he gave $100,000 to the clinton foundation. he's actively supported hillary clinton as a political candidate. he supported chuck schumer, he supported andrew cuomo, he supported emanuel eded rahm emanuel so they know he will cut a deal. >> i know you've embraced the idea of cutting a deal but some conservatives fear you're not a conservative, that 60 years you weren't a conservative, you've
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>> most conservatives love me or i wouldn't be having the poll numbers -- fox just came out, their numbers are through the roof. i would haven't the poll numbers i have that. i am a conservative but i get along with people. ted cannot get along with people at all. the biggest problem he has, he's a nasty guy, nobody likes him. not one republican senator. he works with them everyday. not one republican senator endorsed ted cruz. when you think of it, that's impossible to believe. not one. >> i'm curious. you've been theying into cruz the last ten days on this issue. for six months you talked about how much you liked ted cruz. >> he was very nice to me and i kept saying when is it going to happen, ted? i was waiting because i want to counterpunch. i don't want to be the first one. and during the debate which everyone said i won he got nasty and started hitting me and i hit him back. anything i said was okay to him. anything i said and he was really -- look i had people that
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i like the candidates on a personal basis. during that period of time i said come on, ted, when is it going to happen? i understand ted, ted is a nasty guy who is not a very well-liked person. >> it sounded like -- you said you wouldn't vote for him if he's the nominee. is that true? >> i talked about the fact that i'm not sure that i can vote for him because as you know, he has a major issue. in fact, illinois is looking at it seriously. i don't know if he's going to be okay to run in illinois in the state of illinois. he was born in canada, he was born on canadian soil, he was a citizen of canada -- >> can you sign a pledge? >> chuck, chuck -- >> can you sign a pledge that you will support the republican nominee? >> that was relating to canada. the question was that and relating to canada. the question is whether or not he can run. i tell you something, from the standpoint of voters in iowa and new hampshire and all these places that have to vote, how can you vote for a candidate --
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even know if that candidate is able to run. laurence tribe from harvard said it's totally unsettled law. a number of top constitutional lawyers have come out recently over the last few days and said he's not allowed to run, he was born in canada, he can't run. so there's a real question and i said he should get a declaratory judgment. he has to do something because how can you have a campaign when it's very possible you are not allowed to run. >> let me ask you about "national review," i've seen your tweets, i know how you feel about the magazine and how you feel about this issue. let me get you to respond to one quote from erick erickson. he writes this "like the angels in heaven who rejoice for every new believer, we should rejoice for donald trump's conversion to conservatism, but we should not put a new conservative in charge of conservatism or the country. what do you tell conservatives that will make them believe you
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convenient or unpopular. >> well, that's not an insulting quote. it really is. i was going to hit him hard. it wasn't an insulting quote. the "national review" is a failing magazine and you get that. they did it because i'll get nice publicity. i'll say this, ronald reagan, he was a somewhat liberal democrat and over the years he evolved and became a fairly conservative -- not overly -- but fairly conservative republicans. he became a great president also and i've evolved and a lot of people changed positions on things over the years and by the way, ted cruz has changed his position. he was a very, very -- he was very weak on illegal immigration. and now all of a sudden because of my stance he got strong but cruz was weak on immigration now he got stronger. so let's see what happens. but i use the term "ronald
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reagan and that's pretty good to me. >> you know, just about -- well, about 15, 20 minutes ago mitt romney put out a tweet saying four years ago today he put out his tax returns and he believes that every 2016 candidate should release their returns before the first contest. just so you know, every nominee, mr. trump, has released their tax returns going back to 1980, but clinton, by the way, hillary clinton, we have every tax return that her name has been on since 1977 in the public domain. will you release any of your tax returns for the public to scrutinized but? >> well, we're working on that now. i have very big returns and i have everything all approved and very beautiful and we're working on that over the next period of time, chuck. absolutely. >> what's the period of time? before the voting begins? >> i don't know, this is not like a normal tax return, this is a big tax return and i will say this and i'm very proud to say it, i think the country is run horribly, i hate what they
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everybody else, i try and pay as little tax as possible because i hate what they do with my tax money. i hate the way they spend our money, the way they give it to iraq, the way they give it to iran, the way they give it to -- everything. they give it to everybody. >> you are going to release it? >> i hate the way our politicians spend our money. i hate the way they give it away to everybody but us. we have to rebuild our country. >> but you will release it? >> and i say it and a reporter said "that's the most refreshing answer i've ever heard on taxes." because everyone tries to build it up, like mitt romney, he built it up, tries to build up how much he pays. it doesn't work that way. at the appropriate time you'll be satisfied. >> finally i have to ask you about bloomberg. what do you make of the idea that if you're the nominee, if sanders is the nominee, that would inspire mr. boomberg to go third party. >> michael has been a friend of mine over the years. i don't know if we're friends anymore.
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i would love that competition. i'd do very well against it. i would love to see michael bloomberg run. >> all right, you embrace its. mr. trump, i'll leave it there. stay safe on the trail, see you next week in iowa. >> thank you very much. >> you got it. back in a moment, folks, with more on the republican race and the republican party's bank shot strategy of late. support donald trump now to defeat cruz then hope somehow you can defeat trump later. good luck with that. we'll be back. jake reese, "day to feel alive" jake reese, "day to feel alive"
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it's possible the republican field can be narrowed down to two candidates. both camps are making the electability argument. who's right? let's look at cruz. according to our latest nbc news "wall street journal" poll, among these five groups the republican party has struggled to win, cruz is underwater across the board. more people have an unfavorable view than a favorable one. that's bad news for the republicans, right? but now here is how trump's numbers look among the same groups. the negatives are much worse. look at where he is among african-americans. his net negative rating is 72 points in the wrong direction.
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these groups of voters, independents, suburban voters and latinos, his worst numbers are still better than cruz's worst numbers -- excuse me cruz's worst numbers are better than trump's worst numbers. so looking at it by the data at least suggests trump would start a general election campaign in a much deeper hole than ted cruz. when we come back, the republican party's double bank shot plan to support donald trump now in order to beat him later. those new glasses? they are. do i look smarter? yeah, a little. you're making money now, are you investing? well, i've been doing some research. let me introduce you to our broker. how much does he charge? i don't know. okay. uh, do you get your fees back if you're not happy? (dad laughs) wow, you're laughing. that's not the way the world works. well, the world's changing. are you asking enough questions about the way your wealth is managed?
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. welcome back. while the democrats are experiencing the traditional mainstream versus insurgent split, the republican party is in a much different place. it appears totally talk from which you ared. the establishment is willing to back trump, at least temporarily, in order to beat ted cruz now. then they'll worry about how to beat trump later. let me bring in the panel, mr. fix, political reporter for the "washington post," two of our campaign reporters, i got them to stay here for the blizzard, kristen welker who has been covering the clinton campaign a lot and kasie hunt, we've had you all over the place, most recently with mr. sanders and david brooks, columnist in for the "new york times." welcome to you all.
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have this great little trump versus cruz this week. it's nasty and personal. take a look. >> right now the washington establishment is is abandoning marco rubio. they made the assessment marco can't win this race and the washington establishment is rushing over to support donald trump. >> his new line of attack is that i've become establishment. give me a break. [ laughter ] because bob dole is a terrific guy and said trump will do better than cruz which i -- believe heme, i will do better than cruz. >> if, as a voter, you think what we need is more republicans in washington to cut a deal with harry reid and nancy pelosi and chuck schumer, i guess donald trump is your guy. >> guys like ted cruz will never make a deal because he's a strident guy. "no, you cannot have that." >> as our poll numbers have surged, as donald's numbers keep dropping, he's getting more and more rattled. >> he's a very trystrident person,
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>> david brooks, before "national review" came out, you came out earlier in the week beggings by clay all of the -- the governing wing of the republican party you called this'm to revolt against both. >> this is going to go on for a long time. this is the iran/iraq war, i want them both to lose. i think that's going to happen. i'm the last person in america. this is not trump/cruz. this is going to go on for months and months and months. if you have a attacking b and b attacking a -- >> who's c? >> it'm telling you, it will be rubio. right now you have the conflict between the philosophical conservative wing, which is the "national review" crowd, and the rogue wing, which is talk radio and trump. so it's interesting to see how that breaks down. right now trump has the advantage in that because the conservative movement is less than it was 10 years ago. the financial crisis has hit people hard and they want a government on the side of the liberal guy as long as it's not filled with liberal values but trump in the short term.
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there will be months of this. wait for rubio. >> if you are part of the republican establishment, you should not go through this scenario that you just talked about, chuck, this triple bank shot. what you want is in my opinion trump versus cruz for an extended period of time. this idea that well, okay, we'll get rid of cruz and handle trump, if trump wins, iowa, new hampshire, south carolina, there is no handling. the race is effectively over. i think you want cruz to win iowa, then trump wins new hampshire, then it's a muddle. that's the way that a rubio emerges. this idea that trump will win the first four or five states, we'll get rid of cruz and insert our candidate, that doesn't seem to be likely. >> kasie, you've been covering the republican side for a while. david -- i feel like he is the last man standing. i am starting to question whether the establishment can even find a candidate. >> i think that's why you're seeing so many of them turn and focus on trying to figure out, donald trump? most of them feel that trump --
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interview, trump's attack, that cruz is a nasty guy, is ultimately right. they all feel like he's a nasty guy and they feel like while some of those numbers you schroedershowed showed trump's egg in tifrs overwhelmingly, they feel that it could be worse. >> i think ha what's interesting in my conversation with republican members of the establishment, they have shifted their own when they talk about trump. they're now saying he's the best person to make deals, he's someone who we can work with whereas cruz is not. and he's also -- >> that's panic! that's establishment panic. >> that makes no -- >> we have such a sum establishment. >> by the way, you will get universal agreement. conservatives love to go after you, on that they will. >> that is just embrace ago poison. i mean there will be an inauguration in january, 2017 and a man or woman will be standing up there, that's where abraham lincoln stood.
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that's where ronald reagan stood. donald trump is going to stand there? i do not believe that. >> you sound like the "new yorker" cover. i should put it up. it was quite cute. it has all these former presidents watching donald trump on television with fdr with the remote and they're all like aghast at this. >> so there's -- i talked to a smart republican consultant who worked for a presidential candidate -- not one in this race but in past races and he said, look, yes, this trump thing is real, it's going to go on, the one question i have -- and i think this is interesting -- there the a can i imagine this person being president in a hurricane, in a blizzard, being the empathizer in chief after a mass shooting and that trump -- it's impossible for the majority of america to conceptualize donald trump in that role and at some point, though it won't be on february 1 and it probably won't be on february 9 and might not be until march or april or may, that reckoning will happen at
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have someone who looks the role of the president, whether it's rubio or jeb, which is unlikely. but someone else other than him. >> that's the argument the republican establishment has been making ever since donald trump got into this race. >> june 16, yes. >> and here we are. and the reality is, the challenge for these establishment candidates is that you still have to prove to the voters that you are big enough to run for the presidency before you get to the point where you're handling hurricanes and none of these guys -- marco rubio, jeb bush -- none of them have been able to stand up in a way that makes them seem bigger than donald trump. >> if he gets an electoral victory under his belt if trump were to win iowa i think that perceptions but starts to change. and based on my reporting his ground game is more robust than initially thought. >> i'm just wondering, david, early-state voters, they don't vote with their head. they've been conditioned to vote idealistically. either on the left or right. so this is where i think the establishment -- both hillary clinton and the establishment are suffering. >> well, at some point but then you get to later states. at some point these early states
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going to make the change, who will deliver. >> because they've been fed this. >> this is like a big cultural event in these early states. in the later states i think emotions are lower and they are more pragmatic, second -- something will happen in the middle east. events will happen and third cruz and trump going after each other week after week, that will start to look ugly. >> well, that a buy and then the question is is there a candidacy left? that's the question. let's take a pause. we'll be back in a moment and talk about the democratic race with my fine quartet here and how hillary clinton's 2016 run
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with just over a week until the iowa caucuses, a lot of people are thinking what about is best suited to lead the country. my next guest, robert gates, has a unique insight into what it takes to be commander-in-chief having served under eight presidents, most recently as secretary defense under both presidents obama and bush and in his new book it has a topical title "a passion for leadership." secretary gates, welcome back to "meet the press." >> thank you. >> let's talk about that leadership test. what is it you wish voters would use as a test to decide who to support?
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who can lead the country and equally who can run the government. government is different and especially the federal government is different in many ways than running a business or anything else and people who have never run a government often have no idea how complicated it is and how difficult difficult. if you're a ceo, you don't have 535 members on your board of directors. >> you may have 12 or 15. you're here, we should talk about isis. i won't tell you which candidate is saying these things, i just want you to assess the different ideas. one candidate "we won't weaken them, we will utterly destroy them, we will carpet bomb them into oblivion." another candidate says "you take away their wealth, knock the hell out of the oil, take away their oil."
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another coalition says you have to bring together a muslim coalition, sunni and shi'a fighting side by side. what's realistic? >> i think bringing in some kind of arab coalition to try and help, creating some kind of humanitarian corridor or safe haven. they're both tough but you could do them. the first alternatives, i think, are completely unrealistic. and further more wouldn't accomplish the job and i can't figure out whether those who are arguing that really believe they can do that or whether they're being cynical or opportunistic. >> the first two you were cruz and trump, the second to two that you say are realistic are clinton and sanders. voters are told they can find a coalition to do this but are they cynical and think nothing ever changes in the middle east? is that why voters are more
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>> or simple. and the problem is most of these problems are not simple and it requires -- first of all building coalitions in washington. it will be useful in terms of foreign policy and national security to have coalitions in washington where washington speaks with relatively one voice, one sum unity before we form coalitions around the world. >> only eisenhower, ford and bush 41 did not evoke deep animosity. the next president will be polarizing. just due to the nature of our politics. >> but it doesn't need to be that. >> okay, i hear it doesn't need to be but your examples, two of them couldn't even win -- one couldn't win a full term on their own and the other couldn't win reelection. polarization helps these guys win. that's part of the problem, isn't it?
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who can move country and that will require reaching out to the other side and we have had polarizing presidents that nonetheless were able to reach out to the other side and move the country forward. after all harks very i, harry truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in american history yet established extraordinary things. >> you said until you were 10 you didn't know his first name. you thought it was "gosh darn." so you should be on the michael bloomberg side of the aisle. he is a potential candidate that is saying he wants to create a campaign that would have people on both sides. >> practically speaking, i don't see how a third candidate works. how a third candidate can be elected. >> but you must like the message. >> what i'm interested is a
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talks about how to bring us together as people, who says we have a common destiny and who can emphasize that we can work together to address problems in the country. >> wise words from you. we'll see if the voters will listen to your way of figuring out how to decide who can lead this country. robert gates, congrats on the new book. >> thanks, chuck. >> thank you, sir. we'll become be in a moment with our end game segment and one washington resident who thought the blizzard of 2016 was the best thing that could possibly happen. - you set rules around the house, right? so set rules for your kids when they go online: don't be a cyberbully. no racy selfies. and remember everyone can see everything you post, even grandma. rules keep kids safe online.
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end game time, the panel is here. the democratic side, david brooks, what did you make of clinton v. sanders this morning? >> if i didn't know anything about these t race until i saw these back-to-back interviews today i would think sanders has honed his message and captured authenticity and joy and hillary clinton hasn't honed her message. there's a lot of chinese menu stuff, a, b, c, d, so you can see why he's doing well. you have to pick that message, hone it, deliver it, velocity. >> i think they have a message but they don't -- they know it doesn't fire voters, which is experience counts. >> i was struck, chuck, when you asked her what her top priority was going to be, the number one thing she was going to spend political capital on, i don't feel like she had a clear answer about what it was she cared the most about. she in some ways backed into it, talked about health care. >> i was surprised she made it health care in an odd way.
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we're going back to the 1990s. >> the whole argument is this is about the future not the past. when i was watching these interviews back to back, it's remarkable that a 74-year-old former mayor of burlington vermont, avowed socialist who on your show refused monthsing too say i'm not a socialist, he's the change and future candidate. it's -- the way that she has found herself in this race, it's deja vu all over again. her only benefit is bernie sanders does not equal barack obama in that bernie sanders at least doesn't have support in the black community anywhere near barack obama. so she may benefit from that. from her perspective. who she is as a candidate is still the same, that's the problem. >> the primary calendar is her friend here. there's a lot of states with large african-american voting blocks. >> she continues to invoke health care because she continues to hug president obama and his policies. it might not be as effective in a place like iowa and new hampshire but it matters in a place like south carolina. she's very focused on building
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and in those supertuesday states in case she does lose in iowa. >> it feels like she's setting up a march message. going to your point, the federal message is idealism and she doesn't have it. >> i think the same is on the republican side. we'll get more pragmatic, both races will be long, some big terrorist blow up somewhere, she'll look a lot better. but right now lacking the joy. >> i just -- i mean this with trump and hillary, this idea that you can simply lose to a socialist 74-year-old who no one thought had any chance of being anywhere close to her. the idea that you can lose iowa and lose new hampshire and people are go on their merry way. david may be right, that it's an extended race with twists and turns that she eventually wins. that's the only pass that she wins a race -- >> you know the last pull to pull that off? their last name was clinton. i'm just saying. bill clinton has familiarity.
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>> he had his own bernie sanders. >> stayed in forever. >> and his own billionaire. ross pro. >> second round of the come back kid in new hampshire. >> but, chuck, if you're a hillary clinton supporter, they've been saying this from the beginning, this is the toughest part for her, the campaigning, the getting out there and selling her message. >> connectivity. >> being authentic. but they say she has built a ground game in iowa very much modeled after barack obama's ground game. they still think they'll get the people out. >> "new york times" -- paul krugman had a great piece, he said "bernie sanders is theary aryary theary ---arythe aryary heir to candidate obama, hillary clinton is the heir to president obama." >> if people want somebody who can manage, they'll go for her. there's some part of the count dry that does want that. >> we'll see where they are and
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talking about how politicians in washington can't agree on anything but here in this town we can't agree on how much snow fell this weekend. there was a mixup in the measuring process at reagan national airport meaning the official numbers underestimated the amount of snow which had fallen. some people think our deficit gets ss dealt with that way, too. but one thing we can agree on, it's impossible not to smile of d.c.'s most famous chinese resident, tian tian tian tian, the panda having a lot of fun in the show. >> that's what i did on my way to work yesterday. >> looks like my six-year-old, genuinely. with fur. >> just a little bit more of this in our lives and we'd be happier. >> panda for president. i'm going to leave it there. next week we'll in in iowa. everybody will be in iowa. i can't wait. see you then.
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and organizations that support veterans. your future success starts right here on "hiring america." "hiring america" is produced in cooperation with the vfw. no one does more for veterans. lauren: welcome to "hiring america," the television series that helps those serving in the military find jobs and meaningful careers. i'm lauren wanko at fort sheridan reserve center outside chicago. today you're going to hear from companies that are actively recruiting and from organizations who assist the military community. we'll tell you who's hiring and give you information to get you the job you deserve. we'll also help connect you to job openings. log on to our website, hiringamerica.net, for more information and connect with us on our facebook page and instagram. >> lieutenant general talley is in charge of the entire reserve operation in this country. it
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would come to this event and promote the trucking industry as having viable opportunities for reservists. one of the reservists came up to us at our booth, and when they saw general talley, they were amazed. they had no idea he was gonna be here. they recognized him and realized right then that this was a bigger deal than he was--thought it was. lauren: the u.s. army reserve is a worldwide organization with an operating budget of approximately $9 billion. unlike active duty, army reserve soldiers serve part-time, allowing them to earn an extra paycheck, go to school, or work a civilian job while still maintaining many of the benefits of military service. lieutenant general jeffrey talley is the 32nd chief of the army reserve organization, and he joins us now to discuss how the reserve is assisting soldiers with employment to allow them to be financially, mentally, and emotionally ready to perform their wartime mission when called upon. thank you so much for joining us here on "hiring
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talley: thank you for having me as part of your program. lauren: what specific fields are truly suited for reservists? talley: so the army reserve is a little different than the rest of our great army. so the regular army, which we call component one, is mainly brigade combat teams, so combat formations, and our great national guard, which is a state force, is brigade combat teams, for the most part, but the army reserve are all technical careers. so most of the doctors and nurses and lawyers and logisticians and broadcast journalists and anything that quires advanced technical skills--those capabilities are reserve. lauren: tell me a little bit more about the balance that a reservist needs to maintain between a civilian life and their military career, too. talley: well, i will tell you from personal experience, it's actually difficult. what i tell soldiers is, i want you to be a leader in your family. i want you to be a leader in your community because we're a community-based force. and i want you to be the very best in your civilian employment and not worry so much about being a reserve soldier. i want to focus
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citizen soldier because if i get the first 3, i'm gonna get a soldier for life. but if you get the first 3 out of balance, there'll be reasons why you won't be able to stay in our army reserve, and so we focus on the citizen piece, and the soldier piece follows. lauren: what is a private-public partnership? talley: when i came into the position chief of army reserve and the main general army reserve command about 3 1/2 years ago, we in the army reserve had created the employers partnership program that became so successful it was replicated throughout all the services and components, and what i wanted to do is to make it more than an employment program. i wanted to make it a program where we could create a platform where private sector, for-profit, not-for-profit, and academia and the public sector could partner with the army reserve to help their organizations and also improve readiness in the army reserve. lauren: in what specific ways have you seen this partnership encourage the collaboration between the military and private sector? talley: so we've got about 7,000 partners right now, and so an
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individual readiness. one of the biggest challenges we have in individual readiness is soldiers and their family members tend to spend more money than they make. so, wh we do is wering in different people that are celebrities that are experts at advising on how to save their money, be more fiscally responsible, and we can bring in different banks, and what they do is they come and provide that training free of charge, and in turn, we get a good partnership going. so that might be an example of individual readiness. we've got different fitness people that are celebrities in fitness, and they'll help promote physical fitness. we have companies like general electric that will partner with us with medical capability. there are just so many different examples of projects we're doing here in the u.s. but also overseas. lauren: you just returned from california, where you spoke with a number of companies about the partnership. talley: i did. we had a pretty busy week. we met with uber. uber is interested in helping the army reserve in terms of employing family members and
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company that is very interested
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