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alexander hamilton because it protects smaller states from bigger states like new york and california that could swamp the rest of the country if their votes went to one candidate. that is the purpose of the electoral college and that is why it is an important check on our shem system. >> and to move on, i've been following you on twitter and watching you are very vocal and tweeted with donald trump's name in your twitter feed about religious minorities who were suffering. you wrote recently that you hoped he reached out to the leadership in cairo after christians were killed. your thoughts on that. >> well, harris, i had an extraordinary privilege of spending two hours with egypt's president in august. we talked about a number of things. but i started out the conversation by thanking him because early in his presidency, he went on egypt television with the coptic christian pope who represents 10 million christians in egypt and the grand imam at the university which is the traditional seat of sunni learning, both of them side by side and he looked at the camera and said, we are egyptians.
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