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all right now on "fox news sunday." >> hello again from fox news in washington. begin with the democratic primary in south carolina and landslide doesn't do justice to what hillary clinton did there. clinton got 73% of the vote to bernie sanders' 26%. we'll have a live report later in the hour. first, the battle for the republican nomination heading into super tuesday. donald trump coming o othree consecutive wins is set for a showdown with ted cruz and the senator's home state of texas. the biggest prize so far with 155 delegates. that's just of 11 states going to the polls with 195 delegates, half wlaf is needed to win the nomination. with the state's rising the three front runners escalated their attacks and we'll talk to all of them today. joining us first here now live is the front-runner, donald
welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you. >> let'ss get right to it. marco rubio says that you are a "con artist." here he is. >> i think it's time to take the mask off of this guy. he portrays him as the little gichlt he's been exploiting working americans for 40 years. >> mr. trump, your response and what do you think of marco rubio? >> well, i think he's a light weight. he couldn't get elected dog catcher. he is not likedin florida. 'band ond florida. he deceived and defrauded florida. he doesn't'tven show up to meetings. i think he's a guy who thinks he's -- i don't think he actually does even think he's hot stuff. he's not hot stuff. but he is, you know, i call him little marco. that's what he s little marco. but he's very nasty guy. so is ted cruz, by the way. they're nasty. they teamed up. i saw them shaking hands before the thing.
they're establishment guys. and as far as, you know, the con man man, that is very insulting. you know my career. i blult an unbelievable company. i filed with the fcc almost the federal elections almost 100 pages of financials that show worth of if i ever sold it over $10 billion. that's what i built. i had number one best sellers including "the art of the deal" whwch is the number one, probably the number one best selling business book of all time. "the apprentice" is one of the top shows on television. when you think of that as being a con man, i don't think so. >> i stipulate you've been a very successful -- >> i think he's a con man. >> i stipulate that you've been veryy successful businessman. let's go through the specific allegations that rubio raised about you. he says that you hired 200 illegal immigrants from poland back in the early '80s to clear the site for the trump tower.
did work on that project. >> so let me just tell you how sad that is that he comes up. that is was more than 35 years ago. so can you imagine with all i've done, i built buildings all over the world, i built massive buildings in new york, massive jobs, city on the west t de of man hat manhattan, he comes up with a story from 35 years ago. they were hired by a contractor. i hired a contracacor. i hired a contractor for demolition. he had polish workers in his force among others, by the way, he had polish workers in the force. that's all it s i hired -- 35 years ago. and by the way, the laws were totally different 35 years ago. but 35 years ago i hired a demolition coractor to knock down a building that made way for trump tower and can you imagine they bring that up from so many years snag by the way, different laws and i didn't hire the polish workers, chris.
>> somef the workers were sleeping at the site because they were illegal immigrants and they were pulling 12 hour shifts. are you saying you didn't know any of that? >> in construction, many, many people sleep on the site. even now they sleep on sites because they save money by doing that. and you're not supposededo do it. but contractors all over the city and all over many other cities, they sleep right on the site. that's a fairly commonon practice. and it happens. and it happens with many, many contractors. now, just so you understand, i hired a contractor. the contractor came in with people. some of his people were polish. some of them came from -- but i didn't have control over that. you didn't have e-verify in those days where i'm building a building the old post office on pennsylvania avenue, i have e-verify. everything is perfect even thoet "washington post" said maybe it's not perfect, but everything is absolutely perfect.
>> this little marco, 35 years ago i built a building and 35 years aho that's the best they can do. that's pretty sad. >> let me get something else which is a lot more correcturrent and he is hitting you on trump university, a program that you helped set up that you said to share your real estate knowlede and so you could help people invest, a super pac is running this ad. take a look. >> all of it was just a fake. americans do not make the same mistake i about with donald trump. i got hurt badly. i'd hate to see this country get hurt by donald trump. >> now, trump university apromised that these instructcts on your real estate genius would be hand picks by you but inin fact the story is that a lot of them weree picked just so they could get people to sign up and one of them was a manager from a buffalo wild wings. so did you hand pick the nstructors or not? >> okay. many of them we were hand picked
and the people i think did a good job. and they ran a good school. and i'll tell you about the school. it had an a rating from the better business bureau and the people that i think you even have on there have given a great report card. just about everybody that took the course, almost everybody signed a document and they rated pthe school. they rated the course, what they learned, was it good? not a huge amount of money if they didn't pay a huge amount of money. but what happened is -- >> wait. some of them paid $3$3000. >> wait. >> wait, wait, some paid $35,000. that's a lot of money. >> chris, 98% of the people that took the courses, we have report cards from everybody. they report carded on the course. 98% of the people that took the courses, 98% approved the courses they thought they were terrific. now just so you understand, i could have settled this case a long time ago. i chose not. to i'm going to win the case in court. i do. that i win cases in court. it's a lawsuit.
because this week -- thh weekend -- force. >> i'm not a settler. you know what, chris, i don't believe in settling cases. i believe in winning cases. >> you went after the judge in one of the trump university lawsuits. here you are. >> right. >> there is a hostility to me from the judge, tremendous hostility, beyond belief. i believe he happens to be spanish which is fine. he is hispanic which is fine. and we haven't asked for recusal which we may do. but we have a judge that is very hostile. >> the attorney general of new york after those remarks accused you of racial demagoguery mentioning he's hispanic. >> i think the judge has been extremely hostile to mechlt it that's to do with perhaps the fact that i'm very, very strong on the border. veve, very strong on the border. he has been extremely hostile to me. this is a case at in our opinion should have been won a long time ago.
on summary judgment. we're nothing with this. we have a very hostile judge. now, he is hispanic, i believe. hes a very hostile judge to mechlt i me. i said it loud and clear. the attorney generer -- >> why even bri up that he's hispanic? it does raise a question. >> because you always bring it up, chris, because you always say how the hispanics don't like donald trump. you always bring it up in your poll numbers. you say that hispanics don't like donald trump. >> i don't think i ever brought that up. i don't think i ever brought it up. >> you always talk about the fact that trump doesn't do well with -- chris, will trump do well with hispanii? in nevada i got 46%. i won with the hispanics. 0that's very good. i can tell you, it's a very hostile judge. this is a judge that in my opinion does not like donald trump. >> let's talk about the tax returns. because both cruz and rubio released -- they didn't release
released part of the tax returns. but you're refusing to release any of your tax returns. back in 2012 when you were flirting with running for president, you said releasing your tax returns would be "a great thing to show how suck us isful you-- successful you are." you can still release them. you have three questions which you can answer without releasing a ballpark fire, 2014, the returns that you have already filed under penalty of perjury, what was ballpark, what was your gross income? what was your effective tax rate, and how much did you give to charity? >> let me tell y something, as you know, i have filed in -- you know, unbelievable documents as to my net worth a a as to the company i built, almost 100 pages with the federal elections commission. you know that's beeneniled, right? >> i do know. that. >> you talk about net worth.
>> no, i think i do know that. >> i filed with -- yiah. i filed as to my net worth and values. people if your profession were unbelievably impressed with the company i built. all right. that has to do with net worth. you can't learn anything from tax returns without net worth or any of. that the tax returns have -- are being audited. i've been audited for many, many years. it is very, very unfair. i don't know why but for some reason the irs audits me virtually every year. >> can you tell me what the gross income is? >> i've been singled out. >> can you tell us what the gross income? >> i've been singled out -- >> for 2014. can you tell us what your effective tax rate is and how much did you give to charity? >> go down to the federal elections commission and take out my financial disclosure forms. by the way, when you talk about cruz, he didn't put on that he's borrowing money from banks all over the place that he borrowed
very low interest rate, an interest rate you could not get. believe me, he could never get it. he borrowed from goldman sachs and citi bank. didn't put that down in his financial disclosure form. and i put down over 100 pages of investments and deals and peverything else. i have full disclosure. denlt he didn't disclose. he had a million dollars worth of loans at low interest rate. as far as taxes are concerned -- force. >> i have two more questions i have t ask you. i got two minutes. so let's try to get these both in. you raised a new issue on friday. you want to change the laws to make it easier to sue. here you are, sir. >> whether they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, question e them and win lots of money. we're going to open up those libel laws. >> is that really the kind of president you will be if you don't like an article you're
network and tie them up in litigation? the supreme court ruled on this to open up the libel laws to make it easier to sue us, for instance. you're going to have to win them the constitution. >> well, in england, i can tell you it's very much different and very much easier. i think it's very unfair when "the new york times" can write a story that they know is false, that they virtually tell me they know it's false and i say why don't you pull thetory and they say we're not going to do. that because they can't basisally be sued. you can't be sued because can you say anything you want and that's not fair. all i want is fairness. i would absolutely work to open up the libel laws so that if you write something wrong, i want rve to where he whatever they want to write. but if you write something that is wrong andd at least knowingly wrong but wrong, a person like me and oher people can bring lawsuits to have it corrected and to get damamae. >> all right. finally, i got about a minute left. actually,i'm over time. what the heck. do you expect to lock up the
on super tuday, effectively lock up the nomination? and this week you won endorse. s from chris christie and maine governor oror paul lepage. kevin mccarthy says h he can work with you. are you becoming a captive of the establishment or is the establishment surrendering to donald trump? >> well, we're doing very well. i expect to do well on tuesday. you know, we're going to have 25,000 people today in alabama. we have 15,000 yesterday in tennessee. we had a tremendous amount of people, probably 15,000 in arkansas and n.in an airport hangar. it's amazing. we have a movement going, chris. it is something really special. having paul's endorsement and chris christie and sarah palin and sheriff joe owe pieapie yoe and jerry fallwell jr., i'm winning
we are beating everybody with the evangelicals. i love them. we're winning with the military. we're winning with the vets. we're reallyy winning with everybody. and i have am really thrilled. i think we'll do well on tuesday. we're going beat out the establishment. it is disgraceful. little marco is doing not so well in florida. he's down about 20 points. and the people in florida can't stand him. he couldn't be a dog catcher in florida. >> i think we alrea heard that, mr. trump. thank you for answering all of our questions. thank you for your time, sir. we'll see you at the fox debate thursday in detroit. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> we'll talk wii marco rubio in a few minutes.
a look outside the beltway at the texas state capitol in austin. senator it ted cruz told supporters this super tueeay will be the most important night of the campaign. his homestate of texas is the biggest prize in a must-win for the senator. ted cruz is live now in springdale, arkansas. senator, welcome back. >> good morning, chris. >> senator, you used to say that ou viewed super tuesday and especially the races in the so-called sec primary as a fire wall for your campaign.
polls, the only states you're leading in are arkansas and your home state of texas. if you don't win in the south on super tuesday, aren't you in big trouble? >> what we've seen in the primaries is the first four states have narrowed the field. we started with 17 candidates. it's much, much more narrow. super tuesday will continue to do. that 65% of republican primary voters don't think donald trump is the right candidate to go head-to-head with hillary clinton. he's too vulnerable to lowe lose in the gegeral lection. the onlyandidate that has beaten donald trump, the only candidate that can beat donald trump is our campaign. and so on super tuesday, i hope and believe that conservatives will continue to coalesce behind our campaign because if you're one of those 65% of republicans that doesn't want to see donald trump as our nominee, doesn't want to see a blowout in november, then i ask you to come
because that's the only way to stop that is to stand together behind our campaign. >> there are problems in terms of your support. you're running as a social conservative and as a political outsider. i want to put up some, i would think, troubling numbers for you from the south carolina exit polls. trump beat you among evangelicals, 34% to 26%. and among voters who say they want the next president to be from "outside the political establishment," they went for trump 63% to 13%. questn, isn't donald trump beating you, senator, at your own game? >> well, you know, a primary is an extended conversation. and donald trump told us many, many times in his own words, he said seven months ago he was a member of the establishment. we saw the debate this past week. donald laid out he is a washington deal maker. and it is washington deal that's
if you want more washington deals, donald trump is your guy. that's why harry reed said donald trump was his favorite republican because harry reed said donald will cut deals with us. we can work with him. we saw it in the debate. when donald trump took me on and said, listete ted, you have to be willing to compromise on the supreme court. you have to be willing to compromise on religious liberty f you're at home, i give you my word as president i won't compromise away your religious liberty rights. i won't compromise away your second amendment rights. donald trump is telling us he's going to sit down with harry reed and chuck schumer and give away justice scalia's supreme court seat and that means your second amendment rights are in jeopardy. and it's worth remembering, chris, donald trump is someone who supported bill inton's national ban on firearms for some of the most popular guns in america. i think we need a president who doesn't cut deals with democrats to give away our rights but rather stands with the working men and women of this country.
question of the sueme court. one of your big issues, one of your pitches to voters is you say that you are a consistent coservative and that you would appoint a strong conservative to th court to replace justice antonin scalia. you also say that george w. bush made a mistake when he named john roberts to the court back in 2005. take a look. >> i wouldn't have nominated john roberts. indeed, governor bush pointed out y it wasn't that the president bush wanted appoint a liberal to the court. he said it was the easier choice. >> but, senator, that's not what you said when,,in fact, roberts was nominated to the court back in 2005. i want to put up an article, a big article you wrote with the title "the right stuff". there is in 2005. you wrote, "john roberts should be a quick confirm. as a jurorist, job roberts'
entire career, carully, faithfully applying the constitution and legal precedent." this was a long article, sir, that you wrote for the natitnal review and you certainly seemed at the time, i know you said you wouldn't have nominated him, you seemed to be an enthusiastic supporter of john roberts. >> well, chris, it's true. once george w. bush nominated him, i supported the republican preedent in his nomination. that was a mistake. in hinld sight,dsight that, was a mistake. i would have nominated mike ludic, my former boss on the court of appeals. he was a proven conservative who had decades on the court defending conservative principles. and the difference was too many republican presidents aren't willing to spend the capital to nominate and confirm a principled conservative. i have spent my entire life fighting to defend the constitution and bill ofrights and when it comes to the supreme court, i will invest every bit of political capital to ensure
for the next generation. >> whether you wrote in that article thatjohn roberts would "carefully and faithfully apply the constitution and legal president precedent," it sounds like you're falling in line with george bush's nomination. article. >> it is correct. nominee. it's interesting, chris. i notice you didn't ask donald trump about his saying his sister who is a liberal radical pro abortion clinton appointee would make a phenomenal supreme court justice. when it comes to supreme court justices, donald has told nuts last debate he's going to cut eals. let me give you another example. we saw in the last debate on immigration, when i was leading the fight against the rubio-schumer gang of eight amnesty bill and together with millions of americans we defeated amnesty, donald was funding the gang of eight. he gave over $50,000 to five members of the gang of eight. >> didn't he also give money you to, sir.
democrats. can you'claim your tough on illegal immigration. >> i'm sorry? >> didn't he also give money to you? >> $1,000 to my leadership pac which he tosses around like candy.. he supported open border democrats for decades. he supported jimmy carter over ronald reagan, he supported john kerry over george w. bush, he contributed to hillary clinton, chuck schumer.. this is a man, anyone who supports radical liberals like those does not care about conservatives. they do not care about the second amendment and doesn't care about securing the border because those are the open borod he advocates that led the gang of eight and, indeed, you kn what is striking after the debate, chris, donald went on krn and talk cnn and talking about his hotel in florida and they bring in foreign workers and they won't hire americans. he said you can't find mirnz to
how utterly ridiculous. there are hundreds of americans that want to work in a swanky hotel in palm beach. >> your campaign is involved in a series of incidents that are people are calling dirty tricks n iowa, theruz campaign sent out tweets saying ben carson was spending his campaign. that was false. the campaign put out flyers accusing people of voting violations. that w false. in south carolina, a cruz supper pac attacked trump over the confederate fla and your then communications director posted a link this week accusing rubio of disrespecting the bible. that was false.. question, do you take personal responsibility -- thi is your campaign except for the super pac, do you take personal responsibility for this series of incidents? what does it say about the culture of the campaign you're running? >> chris, every accusation you
i appreciate your reading the donald trump attack file on that. >> come on, sir. wait a minute. wait a minute, sir. you personally apologized to ben carson on a debate stage. you fired your communications director. don't say this is a false file on our part, sir. >> chris, please don't interrupt me. >> please don't accuse me of something i didn't do. >> go ahead, chris. let me know whether i'm allowed to answer zblpt don't accuse me of something ididn't do. two of those things you apology apologized for one and fired your communications director. don't say this is the opo file. >> our campaign of the gik has the highest level of integrity when others engaged in personal attacks and insults. we don't respond in kind. what is striking, you just had donald tru on the air. you didn't ask about the fact that he sent out a fabricated quote from tom coburn impugning my integrity.
about the robo calls that went out from a white supremacist group supporting donald trump telling people do not vote for a cuban, vote for donald trump. you know, when it comes to telling the truth and not telling the truth, you didn't ask donald trump abouttthe fact that in the last debate i asked him true or false, you support socialized medicine, the government paying for your health care. said false and it's directly contrary to what he said for 20 years on the record. the facts matter. i understand that there are folks that don't want to focus on the facts. listen, the voters care about the truth. they care about donald trump's record of giving -- >> senator cruz, we're fl out of time. i don't think anybody is going to think i did an easy interview with donald trump. i asked him about pleventnty of things. you'll get an opportunity to talk to him on thursday. thank you for making time on this very busy weekend, sir.
it is too late? this week donald trump called marco rubio a light weight, choke artist and little marco. and heas just returning fire after rubio launched a barrage of attacks against him. i spoke with rubio saturday in birmingham, alabama, to discuss his new strategy. >> i want to startwith a question that a lot of people are asking, why did you wait so long to go after donald trump? i got to assume that all of this ststff was in your research files. wasn't it a big miscalculation to wait until he got into such a strong position? >> no, that's a legitimate and important question. and a couple points, one is we were being attacked by a bunch of other people during this race.
that the other is i really believe that voters would see through this con job that he's trying to do and that hasn't happened. ee convinced a lot ofof people. now we have to address it. i believe a first-rate con artist is on the verge of taking over the part of lincoln and reregan and now or never we need to remind people of what is at stake here. we're about to lose the conservative movement to someone that is not a conservative a a the party of lincoln and reagan to a con artist. >> at a rally this weekend, trump said that he may as the judge in the trump university case who he menioned is hispanic to recuse himself because he is so hostile. your reaction to that? >> well, ithought trump said he was going to win the hispanic vote. he said he was so popular among the latinos. he should want to keep them on the case if that's true. there is part of the clown act. this is what happens when someone is caught like donald trump has been as a con artive.
trying to improve their lives and convince them to go into this program. they paid thousands of dollars and got nothing for i now he's truing to pull the ultimate con job and that is get ahold of the united states of america and he's gone to all the struggling american that are really hurting economically and preying upon those fears and anxieties they have to get them to give him his vote. he's been successful. tts has to end. we cannot allow this guy to become the republic nominee, the democrats will tear him to shreds and we're going to lose the party in the con everybody servetive movement to the electiin. and that means america is going to stay onlt road it's on right now which is the road of decline. >> all right, trump fired back at new e debate while you were firing at him. he talked about your finances. here he is. >> i hired tens of thousands of people ith jobs. >> you h hed thousands of people. >> you have nothing but problems with your credit cards, et cetera. >> the facts are you used a republican party credit card to charge personal expenses. you faced foreclosure on a second home that you bought. and last year you cashed out a
senator, if trump's history is fair game, isn't yours? >> yeah. and mine has been examined. the thing about the republican party is false. i paid american express directly for all of that. but this is what is true. i did not inherit millions of dollars from my father. i had to -- i earned everything i've had in life. i've had to work hard for it. i'm not a rich person, i'm not poor r t i'm not rich. that's fine. this is a great country. i live a life much better than my parents did. donald trump inherited millions of dollars from his father. but he portrayed him as this great businessman. if he had taken that money that he inherited and put night an index fund on the stock karket, he would have more money than warren did you have et does right now. but did he all the risky ventures and lost a bunch of money and every tim he lost money, subcontractors and the little guy got hit hard by it. donald trump has a history of business failures, four companies into bankruptcy which he denied you to, chris, at the first dbate. but now he's portraying himself
going to turn the american economy around? if donald trump is president, he's not going to make america great. he's going to make america broke like debt four companies. how do you bankrupt a casino? > let's talk about your record. this week at a nevada congressman endorsed you. like rick santorum, he had some trouble listing any accomplishment of you during your time in the senate. here he is. >> is there one thing can you name over the last year that you've seen firsthand on the hill that he has done to demonstrara presidential character, to be able to get things done? >> on the hill, i haveve not seen that, he's been running for a presidential race most of this year. >> senator, why can't officials who suprt you, who come out to endorse you, name a specific accomplishment of your time in the senate? 8> well, in fairness, they're signing up at the last second. they're inspired by our message. they want to be part of our team. we haven't provided them allhe information. i'm more than happy to tell you
>> maybe you ought to start doing that. >> we passed sanctions -- well, we are. we do. but if you can't make people read something, these are last minute things. here's the bottom line. i'm more than happy toalk about our record. i mean, number one, i worked in a senate where four of the last five years, nothing happened because of harry reed. despite that, i work with bernie sanders who i don't agree with anything. we were able to work together to bring va accountability. can you now fire senior executives at the va because of my work. there are now additional sanctions on hezbollah because i got the senate to pass that unanimously by the way. we passed the girl's account act that goes after human trafficking by leveraging foreign aid from the united states government to ensure that alllids around the world are getting birth certificates so they don't fall prey to modern day slavery. we lead the effort to deal with the obama care bailout fund. we were throughout leading the effort on that. and to date obama care bailout sfund gone.
on human rights violators in envezen venezuela. >> one thing you don't mention and everybody would say is your bigst accomplishment is the gang of eight reform that was passed in 2013. let me ask you a question, was that a good bill? was that a reasonable compromise on the immigration problem? >> nono as a final package. i said that at the time, chris. if you go back and we'll provide thaushgs throughout that debate in the senate, i kept saying over and over this is the best we can do here. this senate run by harry reed, but this is going to have to change when it gets to the house. it's not strong enough. >> you said you support it. you sa you supported the bill after passage. and you said during the fight that it had important reforms that conservatives havv been working for for years. you voted for it. >> it did -- sure. it's the best we can do in a senate run byby harry reed. we did get the democrats to agree on a lot of things conservatives pushed for. i wasn't enough. i warned about that repeatedly
go to the house. they're going to make it even stronger. here's got news. when i'm president of the united states, we're not going do it that way. i don't need to do it harry reed's way. question do it our way we're going to enforce the laws and secure our border first. until w do that, nothing else is going to happen on immigration. >> finally, let's talk about super tuesday. you have not won a state yet. all 11 states where people will go to the polls on tuesday, you are trailing. if you go through super tuesday and you still havevet won a state, can you still be a viable candidate? >> oh, absolutely. first of all, super tuesday i i going to award a lot of delegates. we're going to pic up a lot of delegates, you need 1,237 delegates to be the republican nominee. donald trump will never have that number of deegates. i don't care how long i have to work. i'll go to all 50 states and every territory, he will never get those delegates. i'm going to get the delegates. i will be the republican nominee.
this week. >> you can still be 0 for 15 and be nominated? >> because we're going to pick up a lot of delegates, sure. that's not the plan, b! the way, but sure, absolutely we can. we're going to pick up a lot of delegates and a lot of delegates next week and then come march - 15th, i expect this race will be significantly narrowed, more americans will now know the truth about donald trump after we spent two weeks banging away on it and people will see what they're about to falcon to. and then we are going to start winning states when the states start awarding all of the delegates and that includes florida. we feel very optimistic about that now more than ever, especially. >> senator rubio, thank you. ththnk you for taking the time to talk with us. safe travels on the mpaign trail, sir. >> thank you. up next, we'll have a live report from sout carolina on hillary clinton's big victory there. plus, an n. the wake of the trump-rubio fire fight, we'll ask our sunday group where the republican race stands on the eve of super tuesday. plus, what you would like to as the panel about how personal
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hillary clinton scored a big victory in south carolina ilding on her momentum going into super tuesday. ed henry is on the trail in columbia, south carolina. ed? >> chris, first nevada and then south carolina. hillary clinton's campaign leeting up as 1800 delegates will be handed out in the first two weeks of march. 900 of them next tuesday alone. that's why bernie sanders fled here yesterday. went to the super tuesday states of texas and minnesota as hillary clinton staid here to declare this race is about to go national and she tried out a new
donald trump. listen. >> despite what you hear, we don't need to make america great again. we do have to make america great again. instead of bearing instead of building walls, we need to tear away barriers. >> with your help, we can take a giant step forward in moving this political revolution if we win here in texas. >> now the sanders plan is to try to win in super t tsday states like oklahoma and colorado. then scoop off a sller number of delegates. remember, on the democratic side, these states are not winner take all. they're proportional. then they're going to attack clinton's troropaidpro trade policies in michigan. you have 150 delegates there. ohio, 150 delegates there as well.
that has 246 delegates. clinton has a big edge with super delegates. the party bosses. all of that adds up to the fact that she may be on the verge of taking command here, chris. >> ed, thank you. >> it's titie now for our sunday group. syndicated colmnist george will, susan page of usa today, head of heritage action for america, michael needham and juan williams. i have to start with the republican race. george, same question i had for rubio. why did his oppents wait so long to take out the research and go after trump? >> i'll tell you how long it was, 254 days between donald trump's announcement where he started in with the mexican rapists and bubulding on that ever since and the debate in houston. now morehan eight months passed. suddenly we have an he pif any that donald trump isp a clown
i think several things explain. people just don't want to take him on because it's unpleasant. the republican party, the political class generally is a generation of the timid in cases like this. second, there is indecreed you'll ti. where are the coke brothers? where is the club for growth? why haven't they unloaded on him about his record most classify is public and in the opposition research for years. they find it incredible that american people could contemplate putting him president and anti-constitutional authoritarian. mr. rubio was afraid that if he attacked the cruz people some of the cruz people,sorry, the trump people, some of them might go to ted cruz as their second choice. ted cruz is afraid that if he attacks trump, that he will roll the waters an raise the mud and dust in the south whihi is the source of his campaign hope.
>> i think there is a lot of truth thee. in fairness, ted cruz is going after trump for two months. he's been doing it on policy. the club for growth in september ran ads in iowa on eminent domain. i think the sad part is it's more about the country and media. it's not until you're starting to criticize the size of somebody's ears or spray on tan that they count as insults and gets the attention. it's a lot about what they say -- >> he has been there. domain, that got plenty after tension. he has a record in business, illegal immigrants, tax returns, trump university. why wasn't that brought up? >> a wloost is getting attention is the reason that 65% of republican voters are supportin people like trump or ted cruz is they feel totally ignored by washington, d.c. s a cultural play. they understand that the elites and the court of washington in new york look down their nose at
they think they cling toheir guns and religion. they're looking at trump and the assertiveness with which he's fighting the washington establishment. they find an i had continue to. that maybeim imminent domain, ted cruz is doing this for months. this is who understands out there that people are hurting? this is a tough time. life is tough. it's getting tougher. who understand thatz elites in washington, d.c., are looking down their nose at us. >> whoever you like in the republican race, the debate this past week was, well, i called it an embarrassment for the republican party. take a look. >> okay. >> thank you for the book. thank you for the book. >> dan aldonald -- >> i'm having a lot of fun up here tonight, i h he to tell you. >> this was posted on facebook. it is turned intoo a circus. i fear for our country.
mature, and reasoned leadership? susan, how do you answer lee and will all of this, e quote so-called circus, is that going to hurt republicans in the fall? >> i think it will. thevidence is that taking sort of being a bully and playground kind of taunts does not hurt donald trump up until now. i think it may hurt marco rubio, for instance, whose persona is a much more positive one than he's taking in the last couple days. but, yes, i think when you get to a general lection and going after not angry republican based voters but going after voters in the middle, this kind of thing does not resonate as presidential and trustworthy as somebody you're going to want to put in the white house to deal wiwih all the issues that a president is dealing wih. >> how strong do you think trump's position is going into super r esday? three wins in a row, leading in the polls in nine of the 11 states that are up effectively wrap this up? >> i think he could.
think h h might. say in every place exceptt texas. ononhat basis do you get to a contested convention? and if he comes in with -- if he continues to win fair and square, republican primaries and caucuses and states, he signed that pledge to support the party's nominee. so did everybody else. if he wins the nomination that way, he's going to be the nominee. >> juan, let's turn to the democrats. we awe expected edall expected clinton to clobber bernie sanders. i don't know that we expected 75/25. how does this set her up for super tuesday? well, i was a domineering performance in south carolina, especially among african-american voters and african-american women. just overwhelming. she did better than barack obama. so looking forward, sanders is talking about performance in places like minnesota, wisconsin, the upper midwest and maybe even oklahoma..& but if you look at the actual numbers, chris, not only is she leading, she's leading -- she's
oklahoma, tennessee, georgia, minnesota and colorado, caucus states where the polling can be tricky. but snders looks like he's ahead in his home state of vermont, maybe massachusetts. that's about it. and if you look at the delegate count that we heard ed henry talking about earlier, she is about a quarter of the way to the delegates total at this point. it't'unbelievable. she really is on a path to the nomination. >> george, pick up on that. the sabdnders camp is almost conceding in most of the southern states with big, oftentimes majorities if not a very big minority of african-americans voting that she's going to win. but tey're saying in places like vermont and minnesota and massachutts and colorado, that those four states, that they could win on super tuesday z that matter? >> no. turns out the faculty clubs and student safe spaces of american campuses are just not big enough
the democratic party's base consists of mi jortsnorities and publjc employees, teachers and all of this. they are really serious about keeping control of the government because their liveliood depends on the government. it is a coalition of the dependent. and, in fact, they do not take things with people like bernie sanders. if he could campaign from ann arbor, michigan, to madison, wisconsin, to boulder, colorado, to palo alto, he'd win. >> i think hillary clinton finds heself in the comfortable position that barack obama did eight years ago. barack obama won south carolina in land slide. >> wsvn. tested with allen. in a row. >> she stayed until the primaries were over. the lead kept getting bigger. if you look at the math ahead, that's what looks like is going to happen ininhis race. >> letter one vulnerability is
especially left wing blacks as far too sen trick andcentrist. there are xritcritics of hers. so senator warn hasn't endorsed her. the far left has yet to embrace her. that is the only vulnerability if you're brnyernie sanders. there is another vulnerability and that is honesty and trustworthiness. sanders started going after clinton this week about the huge speeches to wall street banks, refusing to turn over the transcript z that gain traction? >> i don't think it substantively. if you assume the worr, you would assume she sounded like a managing director at goldman sachs. you'll find she is a managigi director of goldman sachs and on the take. these people are in politics in order to get themselves and their friends rich. >> strong letter to follow. >> didn't like her speeches. thank you, panel. see you next sunday.
on our continuing effort to get hillary clinton to answer questions for the millions of you who watch this program. you may remember st week we said we would reach out to two clinton campaign officials who didn't even answer us. well, on monday both of them did return our e-mails and discussed wanting to range an interview with clinton in march. we'll let you know how that
up next, a final word. that's it for a packed show. we wantsed to run an on the traii piece as things get personal between trump, rubio and cruz. you can watch what is now a web exclusive at foxnewssunday.com. now these program notes. sure to tune to fox news channel tuesday at 6:00 p.m. eastern for full coverage of super tuesday. tomorrow on "special report," bret baier sits down with loretta lynch for her first appepeance on foxnews. that's it for today.
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