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incendiary character in the world, they have gotten a lot of attention, and understandably o so. >> and i can't wait. you do such great work. thank you, lisa. i look forward to it. appreciate it. >> thank you, ashleigh. >> this is life with lisa ling tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. i am done and wolf starts right i am done and wolf starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com hello, i'm wolf blitzer. wherever you are watching from around the world, thanks very much for joining us. the breaking news coming into cnn right now, isis has released an eight minute video showing the execution of what isis says is a russian spy. they show a confession of the vi victim admitting that he was working for the russian intelligence service. before killing the man, the
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executioner give as message to the russian president vladimir putin in russia, and we are j n joined from istanbul, turkey, ian lee. ian, what is the message to president pew thetin? >> wolf, after the roughly eight- eight-minute video, we will hear the confession of the man detailing how he was picked up by russian intelligence, and how they blamed him, and accused him of being a drug smuggle r and what the man said in the video plaque mailed him into going into syria, spying on isis, and how he was going to look for men who were planning on returning to russia to carry out attacks, and also people who would be of interest to the russian intelligence, and he said that he was then captured by isis security, internal security, but after, once he admits to all of this, and this is a man who knows what is coming. after this, you hear this jihadi
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behind him, and the one thing that is very noticeable in the video unlike past ones and unlike the jihadi john and others, he is not wearing a mask. he is showing his face. he says that they were looking, isis was looking for ways to strike at russia, that they said that these recent air strike, and russia's involvement against isis and iraq and syria has opened up an opportunity for them to fight them, and they said, and they gave a personal message here, wolf. they said that they will not let the russian people be at peace. they will destroy their homes and kills their son, and very firm and very forceful and as well as scary message there, wolf. >> and in a direct threat to the president vladimir putin in that message as well. any reaction yet from moscow, ian? >> oh, we haven't heard from russia yet, and it is unlikely
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to deter them. they are very much in this war in syria defending their the interests there. we are going to be waiting to hear what the russians had to say, but this is another direct threat, and another direct action against russia. we had that downing of the russian plane that was carried out by isis in the sinai peninsula and now this execution of what isis says is a russian spy. >> 224 people killed in that russian airliner that just as it took off 20 minutes or so from sharm el sheikh going back to russia to st. petersburg and now a russian is killed and two russians killed with the connection of the downing of that russian plane near the border with turkey as well. we will see what putin does in response to all of. this and ian, much more on the breaking news coming up. thank you very much. meanwhile, other important developments, because france could learn if two of the closest allies are willing to go all-in against this fight
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against eisis. in the uk, lawmakers are in the middle of a marathon 10 1/2-hour session on whether the british planes should be used to bomb isis targets in syria, and the fiery debate revealing a divided parliament. >> they want to attack us again and again and the question for us, to we answer the call of the allies, the closest friends in the world, the french and the americans who want us to join with them and arab partner s s the work or do we ignore that call? >> the public opinion is moving increasingly against what i believe to be an ill-thought out rush to war. and he want ts to hold this vot before the opinion grows even further against it. >> and jer -- germany also debating an important role, but not combat role. and now, out of washington
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university, washington, d.c., a survey says that the support has been unprecedented level of 56 arrests in this year alone up from 15 arrests in 2014. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr and max foster outside of westminster. and two years ago, max, mps rejected the strikes against syrian government force, and what is different this time? >> well, paris. the paris attacks, and that is what has changed and since the paris attacks the brits have felt more vulnerable to attacks themselves and the poll is showing that 50% of brits are now in support of the air strikes against isis in syria. david cameron has long wanted to take a vote to parliament, but he feels that the time is right, and 10 1/2 hour debate set up for him to convince parliament of that. to be fair, he knows that he would get it through or otherwise he would not take it to parliament in the first
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place. they have done the work behind the scenes to work the math and make sure that he has the vote, and he does not want to suffer what tony blair has been vilified for the wrong decision of not going with parliament, and david cameron wants the parliamentary support, and from jeremy corbyn, he is the main person not in support of this, and he is from the labour party, and he is saying that perhaps the war is not the right solution, and perhaps economic sanctions and di ploplomacy is answer here, but are the brits more vul nnerable to attacks if they attack here, and will the young people be target of the radicalization, and those are the debates, but it is probably going to go through. >> thank you, max. over to barbara at the pentagon, what is the latest from the decision of the pentagon to announce the send more e
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expeditionary forces into iraq and syria to hunt down and kill isis commanders there. >> well, wolf, today, we are learning a lot of details and not yet decided or sorted out. secretary ash carter announced all of this yesterday, and as you say, u.s. troops going in to hunt down, capture and kill isis leaders to gain the intelligence, but there is almost no firm detail about how this is going to work. we do know that these are doing be members of the joint special operations command, jsoc, and that is the command that does it, and delta force, and s.e.a.l. team 6, and they will be working there with iraq, but one of the goals is to capture the top isis leaders if they
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can. and if they capture somebody in syria, and even abu backer baghdadi and what will they odo with him? whether will they hold him and interrogate and question him? they have the job, but they don't have the decision about the details on how to carry it out. in fact, the pentagon officials are telling us that the day after the big announcement from carter, it could be weeks before these troops are actually on the ground, wolf. >> all right. barba barbara, thank you very much. barbara starr at the pentagon, and let's get some perspective with what is going on with the nato supreme admiral retired, wesley clark, joining us from new york, and give us the reaction of the latest eight-minute isis video beheading somebody they say is a russian spy, and how is putin likely to respond to this? >> well, first of all, i'm sure that russia has spies many there and this is going to the confirm that there are at least one and probably more, because the russians have been working very hard to get on all sides of the conflict. and how putin is going to respond to this is unknown at this point. he has given a lot of the
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rhetorical support to saying, yes, he will go against all tof the terrorists including eyes is, but actually most of the strikes have been directed at the free syrian army and the other jihadis in there who have western support rather than isis, itself. we believe it is part of putin's str strategy is to eliminate the non-isis resistance to bashar al assad and pose it to the world, takes a sa assad or isis, and t whole strategy has been to unify people gaiagainst isis, and so are at loggerheads with putin and this assassination of the russian spy is not going to change it. >> and what do you feel about the imminent decision of the uk and germany to bolster their involvement in the war against isis in syria, and how much of a difference will that make?
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>> i think it is useful to have more allies in this fight. i think it is useful to strike at isis when we can find the appropriate targets, and they make a difference on the battlefield. so i think that it is good. i don't think it is that it is decisive decisive, but the stronger the coalition, the more the people who pitch in and help the greater the likelihood that these countries will do the other things that they have to do like cutting off reinforcement supplies or travel by people affiliated or wanting to aftfiliate with people wantig to affiliate with isis. >> and this is the supreme nato commander and a position that you once held, and let's listen to this. >> as you know, the campaign is focused on a discrete set of targets, and the more that we can generate the targets, and as you have heard, some of these aircraft that are being provided or possibly provided are reconnaissance aircraft and those coupled with what you have
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heard about and the changes in the special operation forces should be able to bring more good and discrete targets to the table for our bombers to hit. so, yes, we will need additional capacity. >> all right. so he is talking about what the u.s. is doing, and what is nato doing to fight isis in syria? >> well, nato is composed of the member country, and so nato is relying on intelligence from the united states and other nato members, and then it is standing behind the scenes, and nato is concerned about air defense umbrella throughout nato, including the the air defense umbrella over turkey, but nato does not have any independent force, and so phil breedlove is expressing the frustration of all of us in air campaign, you run out of targets. it is very hard to get the targets. when we were striking kosovo and serbia ya in 1999, the biggest problem was actually what are we
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go going to strike. you can't just start dropping bombs on the empty forest or something. so you have to have the intelligence on the ground. that's one of the things that this the additional increment of forces from the pentagon should be able to help with. >> a nato ally france was just attacked by isis, and these terror attacks in paris, and shouldn't nato respond and as an organization as it did after the u.s. was attacked on 9/11 and nato went into afghanistan, went after the taliban and went after al qaeda, and shouldn't nato be doing the same thing now as opposed to m.i.a., missing in action? >> well, this is requiring the major power to call on nato, and right now we have not done that. and what happened after the 9/11 attacks, a nato member nation came to say we would like to declare article 5 so that we
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could get engaged and the bush administration said no. and so individual allies pitched in, in afghanistan, and it was not until 2005 that the united states asked nato the go into afghanistan and we had been in there four years by that point. so many this case, the united states has to work this, but, wolf, we have to look at this through the correct end of the telescope, and this is really first and foremost about the future structure of the middle east and especially syria. will it be an iranian state dominated by the iranian, and providing a land bridge say through teheran into iraq are and the mediterranean and surrounding turkey and cutting off saudi arabia or a sunni-dominated nation where are there is going to be more fundamentalist and opponent to iranian-dominated iraq?
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so what is the middle ground in this? that the's really the role of the diplomats, and hopefully they are doing that in vienna, and if we could do that and to bring the contending powers together, then we could get the turk turks, the saudis, the iranians, the iraqis, and the syrian army all focused on the real enemy that we see which is isis. bun till we resolve the future of the structure of this area, they mouth the words but underneath, they are hoping they don't do too much to upset the apple cart. that is the problem. this is a geostrategic problem, and not a terrorist problem. >> thank you, general clark, as usual for joining us. >> thank you, wolf. >> coming up, we will have the breaking news just leased can -- just released an eight-minute
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returning now no the breaking news. isis is claiming that it has executed an alleged russian spy, and sending a message to the russian president vladimir putin vowing that you will not find peace in your homes. take a look at the tighter shot of the picture for the first time where we are seeing the uncovered face of an isis executioner just before he beheads this alleged russian spy. we will look at what is going on with ed royce of california, and he is the chair of the house foreign affairs committee, and thank youer for joining us. what is your reaction to this latest eight-minute isis video showing the beheading of someone they say is a russian spy, and say it is a strong warning to putin, and among other things,
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they say putin the dog. >> one more example of the brutality of isis taken in conjunction with the at a tack in paris against the civilian population, and reminder of their war against apostates, and what vladimir putin should think on for a minute is the fact that moscow, itself, is a target, and attack on metro liner from russia over egypt clearly is another message from isis. and so, at this point, what we would like to see is a recalibration on the part of the russian military, so that instead of attacking the free syrian army and the most secular syrian forces, they begin to attack isis. so far, we have not seen, that and as a matter of fact, in theatre, their operations have been against the syrian middle-class basically that are carrying on a separate struggle against assad's regime. >> yes, the russians and putin
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supporting bashar al assad's rejeem, and fighting the rebels. they have had some success against raqqah, the so-called caliphate, but the u.s. would like to see them going after all areas of isis. and we did hear from bashar al assad in a rare interview basically blaming turkey, the saudis, and the qataris for the isis strength. listen to this. >> you need to fortify in defeating them, you have to fortify and cut their suppliesu the armaments and the monies and the recruits from turkey, and with the support of saudi and qatar, and this is what you do when you are attacking them on the ground, but the problem is that we are fighting the terrorists, but they have unlimited supply, and unwarranted supply from many countries and mainly with the support or overlooking of the
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west of some of those same countries to be precise. >> and does he have a point that turkey is not doing enough to stop isis, and especially the flow of terrorists across the turkish/syrian border and the sale of the black market sale of oil coming in from syria into turkey? >> what we have discovered, and we had the turkish am bbassadorn yesterday to talk to the members of my committee, along with the ambassador from jordan and iraq and saudi arabia on specifically the issue of closing down the border. but it is not just oil sales that are ending up going to the turkey, it is also that isis is selling this to assad's regime as well. and so as you know, there is hard evidence on this now, wolf. so in fact, there is a little bit of the projection here. this is what has been for a long time one of the examples of the way in which assad's regime, even while they use eisis as a
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foil still does business with isis, but a was they are really worried about the free syrian army and the rebels who are trying to overthrow the regime in damascus, and secondarily, we are saying that we are re-doubling the evidents to get turkey to close that entire border which is helpful. >> and turkey has 400,000 active troops, and 200,000 reservists, and president obama said in particular he is concerned in his words about 98 kilometers, 60 miles or so, that are still used in his words as a transport for foreign fighters, a hend said that the isis is shipping out fuel for sale across that border that helps to finance their terrorist activities, and even the president really showing the frustration with this nato ally turkey. i assume that you are frustrated a well. did you express the frustration to the turkish am bbassador? >> well, we had a long discussion with the full members of the committee with the turk ishg ambassador and the other am bas to ddors in the re -- other
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ambassadors in the region to close down that portion of the border and that part of the border that that you have delineated and also, it is incumbent on the assad regime to stop trading with isis on the fuel, because isis needs the hard currency to continue to recruit and pay the fighters. and remember, that isis pays the recruits that they get from all over the world, and that is one of the sources of money to do it. >> and i know that the u.s. is frustrated to do it, and many of the moderate arab sunni states like jordan, saudi arabia, and the uae, and qatar, they stopped their direct involvement in going after isis in syria. i don't believe there have been any air strikes from these countries since august if you will, and what is happening on this front? >> well, this is another topic of our conversation was the necessity for those in the region to step up their
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involvement not just with the air strikes, but the steps that they can take with the ground forces as well. and of course, they are all frightened of isis, but they all want somebody else to do the fighting. the reality is that there are forces in the region as we have discussed are doing the fighting, and yazidis and kurds and sunni tribes, but they lack the weapons that. the ri engaged right now on the ground. and we have some trainers, and u.s. trapers that have helped them, but again, they report that the forces lack the wp pons on the ground and lack the air support ta thhat ta reahey real not only from the u.s. forces, but the british forces to the help in the air attacks in syria as well, and so we have to do all of the above here. >> are you supporting the president's decision, the chairman of the joint chiefs and the defense secretary to add more u.s. troops in this fight against isis inside of syria
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directly originally 50 special operations forces and onow another 250 based in iraq, and they are going to be going into syria and try to hunt down the isis commanders, and is that okay with you? >> yes. what we have today is 3500 u.s. trauners and other mill -- trainers and other military in t the region assisting the kurds and others who are resisting along with the free syria a army that are carrying out the activities, and it certainly makes sense for me for the deployed special ops personnel to do things like call in the air strikes when they see the isis target or do things like help stand up these brigades, and after all, they are working with the female battalions of kurdish soldiers to make sure they can withstand the attacks of isis and working with the yazidis and the christians and other local forces, and so this is a continuation of the policy,
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but what we need to do is to step it up in the sense that we need to be targeting these isis forces on the ground, and as you know, you just saw the french pull in their air force and hit four isis training bases that we had yet to strike, because our rules of engagement are such that the decisions can't be made by our local commanders, but made all of the way in washington, d.c., and three times out of four, they can't get the approval to hit the target, and with are have to change the rules of engagement, and step that up. that is where the president needs to lead and so far we have not seen a strategy out of the white house to do that. that needs to change right now and with britain stepping up, that might help. >> and the rules of engagement try to prevent what is called collateral damage, innocent civilians who might be killed in the air strikes. donald trump earlier today, the republican presidential frontrunner, he was on tv, and on fox, and he suggested go ahead and kill the isis t
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terrorists and if you to kill their families, kill their families as well. some are saying that is a violation of, it would be a war crime if you will, and what is your reaction when you hear that? >> ander for those of us involve ed in the foreign policy, and have been to the region and met with our military commanders, i think that is totally off topic. the question here is that if you have a convoy of isis fighters or a coni have of trucks with artillery attached, isis artillery attached, we know of the cases where our, where where our aircraft can't get the support from the administration to, to take out of those targets. that is what we are talking about. i think that he is off subject in terms of what we are trying to do here. >> ed royce is the chairman of the house foreign affairs committee, and mr. chairman, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you very much.
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because we should fit into your life. not the other way around. we are following the breaking news out of baltimore right now. the prosecution has just finished the opening statement the as the first trial of the so-called freddie gray six is under way. the jury was seated this morning and officer william porter is facing a slew of charges including involuntary manslaughter and second degree assault for failing to secure gray in the back of a police van and not calling paramedics when grayed asked for help. gray later died of a spinal cord injury. and we go the miguel marquez who is there at the trial. after being seated, what did the
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jury then hear? >> it is mostly female, eight men and four women on the jury, and four alternate, three white men and one black man on to a alternates a. and the prosecution started in ten minutes later to lay out the case to the jury saying that the basically, mr. porter, the officer porter was at 4 or 5 of the 6 stops where freddie gray stopped on that morning, and that freddie gray went into that van as a healthy young man, and he came out of that van about 42 minutes later not breathing, unconscious, and for all intents and purposes dead essentially. he survived for another five days in a coma and never regained consciousness. he went into great detail of how mr. gray received that injury in the van, and it is the compression of the neck into the spine crushing the the fourth and the fifth vertebrae basically, and causing mr. gray to cease functioning from the
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neck down basically. he was able to breathe shallowly using the muscles of the neck, and that his breathing became more and more shallow as time went on. this is how one young man who is protesting and he is from west baltimore where freddie gray was arrested near that neighborhood, and he made his way into the court, and not easy to get into the court, and this is the reaction to the prosecutor as he laid out the line of questioning about how mr. gray died. >> it was a little -- it pisses me off a little bit how he was treated like a animal and last minute to get medical attention when the spinal cord was broke even and his neck was broken, and he couldn't communicate with the officer any long e. and so, its made me -- it was disht made me mad and nerveb g rag -- the it was -- it made me mad and nerve-racking.
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>> and at one point, he said that he was called upon the open the door, and the first thing that mr. gray said was help. and then porter asked him what's wrong, and gray said i can't breathe and porter said do you need a medic, and porter said yes. and porter asked if he wanted to go to the hospital, and then gray said yes. and the pros ecutor drove home the point that again and again he asked for help, and again, they didn't do anything, over and over and over again, and driving that point home the jury, and the defense will have its chance to the jury at the opening statement in ten minutes from now, and it will be underwa w way, a they are going to be coming out swinging. the gray family is there, and members of mr. porter's family is there and very, very intense, and members of the community in there, and it is very, very intense situation, wolf. >> how long do they expect the trial to go on? >> well, the judge has said that it will be over on or before
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december 17th. i will will tell you that they have a lis of potential witnesses, and some 200 long. so i doubt that they will be calling certain ly all of them. and you won't get through them in three weeks certainly, but it is going to be a very intense few weeks. this trial, the first of six is going to be watched very closely by the other defendants clearly, and if the prosecutors can get, find him guilty on any of those charges, it will be certainly a wake-up call to all of the other defendants waiting out there. wolf. >> miguel mar yez kwez is covering the trial for us, and thank you very much. >> just a head, donald trump's controversial comments certainly not hurting him in the polls, at least not yet, ad the new survey shows him the undisputed leader of the republican field, and maybe the remarks are helping him with the are republican base, and we will break down the numbers when we come back.
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let's get to the race for the white house. donald trump now opening up a 10-point lead in the republican race for the presidential nomination. that is according to a new national poll, the quinnipiac poll shows that he is ahead of rubio and carson and cruz and then look at this, jeb bush, the former florida governor is trailing with only 5%. and on the democratic side, hillary clinton is way ahead of bernie sanders by a large margin of 60% to 30%. and let's bring in our political analysts gloria borger and sam,
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and what do you gather from this poll? >> it is the third national poll in a row that we have seen donald trump with a commanding lead. if you look at the sup pores, they are not going anywhere. and 46% of the trump supporters say that their mind is made up and two months before the voting, and they won't go anywhere and that is much higher than any other candidate, and the supporters are sticky and the controversial is what is the media focuses on does not impact where the people go. >> and the more the republican plishment complains about trum arep, and the more the media complains about trump, the more the supporters are loyal to him. as you point out, cruz' sup poerters and rubio's, and only one quarter of them will stick with the candidate through thick and thin and with trump, half of
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them. >> he has loyal supporters out there, and jeb bush, his numbers are collapsing right now? >> it is unbelievable. a year ago, i sat here and said to you that a couple of months before the vote jeb bush would be down to 5%, you would have thought that i was crazy. he has been trailing downward and the trend line has not been going in the correct direction in some time. they have a mission on their hand if he is going to be having life, but these numbers, he is bottoming out. >> and another thing, his pac has spent $28 million to get into, to get their candidate into the single digits. if you look at donald trump, and he has spent maybe $200,000. >> and a lot of paid advertisement. >> and you can say that it is because of us in the free media give himt attention and, et cetera, but it does not explain the durability or his long jevi,
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and at that top of the polls, and jeb bush just can't get that kind of traction, because he is selling something clear areally that the republican primary voters don't want, no matter how much money he puts into it right now. >> and jeb bush is banking on the caucusgoers in iowa or the primary in new hampshire voters will have something to happy to them when they go into the booth and say, who has the best chance to beat hillary clinton, and trump got out of my anger in 2015 and now i want to put in 2016 something more presidential, but to banning on that as the path to the nomination is a risky bet? and to his credit donald trump is not afraid the to go out to do interviews with the host, and they are not that ip klined to ask him softball candidates. >> i think that more of the candidates are willing to do it, because they realize that the window is closing a little bit and taking a page from donald trump's book which is to put yourself out there, and the more
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you put yourself out there, the more the voters get to look at you, and why hide? >> right, guys. thank you very, very much. ahead, senator ted cruz is gaining ground in the race for the republican presidential race, and his numbers are on the rise, and who is he targeting? [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare?
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let's go get to the new poll numbers, donald trump way atop
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the republican presidential nomination. let's bring in s.e. cupp, democratic strategist donna brazil. what's this for donald trump? >> oh, god, if only we could explain, not only the rise but the longevity of donald trump through all of these inexplicable and largely offensive statements and moments. it's really hard to say. clearly his supporters like what he is saying, and every time folks in the media or republicans or democrats, republicans like me who actually want to win the white house, push back on the things he has said, it only seems to bolster his supporters. i was actually just talking to a trump supporter the other day, a woman in washington. i was asking her, what is it about him? and she just loves the way he talks. i mean, there's really no way around it. >> i think what complains it all
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is that, in the aftermath especially of the paris attacks, he's coming across for republicans as a strong leader. people may disagree, but he's coming across as a strong leader. if you look at the polls, the tea party republicans and evangelicals are supporting donald trump. ben carson has started to melt away. i don't want to say fade away because a lot of people in the second tier are fading away. ben carson has gone down in the polls, donald trump up and ted cruz is a sleeper right now that also is making a strong impression. >> he certainly is. you know, donald trump says controversial things. he was on fox earlier this morning, and he made another controversial statement. let me play the clip, and we'll discuss. >> they're using them as a shield. but we're fighting a very politically correct war. with the terrorists, you have to take out their families. when uf get the terrorists, you
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have to take out their families. they care about their lives, don't kid yourself. but they say they don't. you have to take out their families. >> is that going to have an impact on his popularity among republicans, s.e.? >> certainly not among his supporters. you know, what's remarkable about that is that usually it's only bruceal dictators who embrace this idea of actively pursuing collateral damage, actively pursuing the slaughter of families of enemy combatants. and usually the better ones have the common sense to pretend that they don't. and here not only is donald trump embracing this idea, he's probably saying we're going to do it, luckily there's the geneva convention and a lot of what he says is neither constitutional or fits into the international communities' ideas of moral guidelines. you have to wonder if his supporters are aware that so much of what he wants to do from this to building muslim databases is just not possible. do they ware that he makes
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promises that he can't keep? >> there are thousands of people, as you know, from all over the world that are attracted to the radical philosophy of isis and to this notion that you're going to start bombing families, bombing communities. well, let me just say this to mr. trump, you've got european countries, many of our arab allies, and of course perhaps here domestically. i don't know if that was a statement that was intended to be a play on our strategy to defeat isil, but clearly donald trump is trying to feed into this traer tiff again that he has a plan as a strong leader. >> but he correctly identifies problems, right? he has correctly identified what a lot of democrats have said, the isis strategy from obama is not working. he has correctly identified we have a problem with illegal immigration in this country. he identifies the problems correctly but then offers up completely ineffective, ridiculous, unenforceable, offensive solutions to these problems, and his supporters
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rally around them. you have to wonder if you're jeb bush or marco rubio or ted cruz you have to wonder if that is going to collapse if ever. >> jeb bush's new numbers, 5% in this new poll. pretty unimpressive for a guy who was considered one of the front runners not that long ago. >> look, $28 million in advertisement, and he's still stuck below 10%? you have to wonder if it's the messenger or the message. >> thanks, ladies. >> of a sad final note, many here in washington are mourning an important figure in the national security establishment. sandyberger has died after a battle with cancer. he served as president bill clinton's national security adviser as well as advising hillary clinton and president barack obama. president obama expressed his sympathies to burger's family today saying, quote, may they find some comfort in knowing that the america he loved is stronger because of his service. our deepest condolences to his
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