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unprecedented. >> fracturing the republican party. truly fracturing it in a way -- we don't know. >> maybe it needed to be fractured. maybe it needed to be fractured. >> final thought here? >> yes. i would say responding to these comments and jame garrity a great reporter said earlier today -- >> i think we lost doug. that was no statement on wa we think of you, doug. i think we lost your satellite. >> thank you for joining me. "legal view" with ashleigh banfield starts right now on this fine friday. >> hello, everyone. i'm ashleigh banfield. welcome to "legal view." we begin with a presidential contest that may not be on your radar because it isn't really a contest at all. wait for it. at least as far as actual voters are concerned, that's the contest we are talking about. the candidates are stumping in
wisconsin where both parties hold primaries on tuesday, and new york, the biggest delegate jackpot of the entire month, republican insiders in north dakota, yes, north dakota, are gathering this weekend to choose more than two dozen delegates who are not bound to choose any particular candidate. this year, more than any in recent memory, the battle over delegates at the gop convention this summer looms over every primary and every caucus and campaign speech and debate. my colleague phil mattingly is watching it all. he joins me live to spell out the numbers, the delegates, those who have to vote a certain way and maybe most importantly, those who do not have to vote a certain way when they get there. >> well, ashleigh, look, the golden number for serve is 1237. that's the number of delegates a candidate can secure the nomination and not have to worry
about this at all. as we stand right now, it looks like a brokered, open convention is the way this is going. that's when we head to those unbound delegates you were talking to. there are 100 delegates from various states that will head to the convention in cleveland unbound. they can pick any candidate they want. that's why fargo, north dakota is the place to be tomorrow. ted cruz will be there, and ben carson there representing the donald trump campaign. there are 25 unbound delegates there. 25 delegates out of 2,000 plus. why does it matter? they can break any way they want at the convention. arguably more important than the wisconsin primary, where 42 delegates are at stake a, north dakota, 25 delegates. everyone focusing on there. >> we should remind our viewers of the civics lesson critical here. whether you are pledged or not, you might have to vote a certain way on that first ballot, but
even the pledged or the bound delegates are free after that. >> that's right. this is -- we are going to get smart quickly on convention floor procedure. one of the wild cards here is going in to the convention, republican actually make a good portion of the rules up each, every four years. there's going to be a new set of rules going forward here, but the basics of this are on the first ballot, for the vast majority of delegates pledged, no matter who you support, if you are a delegate you are bound to support the person who won your state and caucus. that starts to change on the second ballot. by the third, fourth and fifth it is as to up. when you look at the candidates in the republican field, most notably kasich trailing bay large margin in delegates right now, as we get to the fourth, fifth, sixth ballots, it will be a mad house, that's when they hope to strike. the only a chance they have to strike. just the fact you think there is a chance shows how fluid the situation is. >> hence the campaign within the
campaign. phil mattingly, thank you for that from pennsylvania a. i want to dig more in to this campaign within the campaign. i know it's confusing but it will make perfect sense once you hear our chief political correspondent dana bash, our executive editor of cnn politics and make mike shields former chief of staff with the republican national committee and president of the congressional leadership fund. welcome to all of you. i will repeat it again, the shadow campaign that has begun in ernest. i like to say a lot of those unpledged delegates will find themselves whipping posts, only because there is an effort to whip up those delegates to side with your guy. take me first to south carolina and the weirdness that has happened there. >> that's right. i think this speaks to what you just heard from phil and what we have been trying to explain and understand ourselves, which is that in this process voters are voting throughout the country in primaries and caucuses, but it
is the delegates that are going to matter and how the delegates are chosen is different in each state. you asked about south carolina. the reason this has popped up in the news is because south carolina's rules require the nominee, or the person that that state goes for at the convention for president pledge to be a republican. well, you remember, a couple of days ago at cnn's town hall, donald trump, who is the one who won all of the delegates in south carolina. so he's the only one we are talking about here, he went back on his pledge. so the open question is whether or not that means that the 50 or so delegates that south carolina right now has allotted for him will go bye-bye or not. the answer right now, according to the south carolina republican party chair, ashleigh, is it is way too early to talk about that. there are so many things that
could and will happen between now and the convention they are not even going there at this point. so that's the answer. >> oh, wow. >> that's the answer. >> big wow. 50 delegates. >> but what matt moore said here on cnn this morning is that he does not think that those 50 delegates will be unbound. in the first ballot he talked about. >> really. he thinks they will stick with their winner which is donald trump in that state. >> for now. >> let's move away from south carolina. over to you mark preston and way up to north dakota. we don't talk about north dakota a lot in the primary -- in fact, i don't remember ever having to have a big discussion about north dakota in the primary and caucus races but they don't have a primary or caucus, it's a different process there. and all of a sudden it matters. why? >> it matters because those delegates that will be chosen by that state party will be unbound. they will be able to go with anybody they want. if we go back to the change in
the rules that we now see here in 2016, the republican national committee, and mike could talk to this, was hoping the primary would be over by this point, in many ways to gear up for the general election. let's talk about two words that matter a lot. our viewers should focus on them the next couple of weeks. one is electability. whoever wins the republican nomination can defeat hillary clinton. momentum. it is all about momentum. let me read you a couple of things that will give you answer understanding of how i important it is. saturday, 25 delegates unbound. if someone can win all 25 that is momentum leading in to wisconsin tuesday night. in wisconsin, as dana said, the rules are different. however, if you win statewide in wisconsin, if you are the statewide winner you automatically get 18 of the 42 delegates on the table. that's a sizable amount. then there are two more contests very similar to north dakota that will take place before new
york. the first is out in colorado. 13 delegates will be chosen on april 9th. they will be unbound and then on april 16th in wyoming, another 14 delegates will be chosen. they will be unbound. these are free agents. they can go for anybody. as we have seen so far, the ted cruz campaign is actively trying to get these delegates on to their side. of course we go to new york, where you are, ashe leigh, 95 delegates on the table. a treasure trove of delegates. if you get more than 50% you walk away with all 95. two big words, momentum and electability. >> add that unpledged word there too. that means there's going to be a lot of surrogates and drinks bought and bloomin' onions served and a lot of effort to try to get people swayed to your side. that's when you come in, mike shields. there's a piece in the "new york times" that you probably read, titled donald trump clears the air with republican leaders.
it is about reince priebus and the rnc. within that meeting it said that donald trump effectively threw some of his staffers urn the bus for not doing a good enough job at whipping and wrangling these delegates. is that their fault or is in the fault of a machine that was never put in place from the beginning and a guy who thought it is my race to win, and i can do it with my own personal. >> a staffer got in the to a legal problem and is saying maybe it is their fault. the buck always rests with the candidate. i i think a presidential contest is difficult in part because you are testing someone who could be the president of the united states. how do they figure out the nominating process? do they understand the rules, how the delegates are to be counted, do they understand how to conduct a campaign in all the different states? those are things that a lot of
other campaigns, your reporters will tell you, they have been talking to these campaigns all the way through the campaign, a lot of them had people set up just to look at all of these delegate counts. marco rubio, kasich's campaign, rubio's campaign. they were looking at this. it is a question of how the trump campaign moves forward. do they have the apparatus to appeal for a delegate fight. >> this is in the times, it is almost as though he meaning trump so full of himself he can't slow down and recognize that being president of the united states is a team sport, that requires a stable personality, that allows other people to help him. now, he did announce he hired a long time republican strategist to lead the wrangling effort but it is too little too late or too much already under in the bridge? do you think it can be rewrangled and brought back in to a workable machine?
>> sure, it could. he's still in the lead in delegates. he has to win 60% of the remaining delegates. one of the questions going in to the convention he 50 delegates short. in which he has to find 50 people and you are going to chase delegates around and find out who they are. and you will find out they are the furthest thing from the republican establishment, whatever you want to describe it as. it is local republicans that come up through the ranks. if he is 200 short he has a problem. they have not put the game together until this point. he is only getting in wisconsin 32% of the vote. he's been a movement candidate. the movement has a ceiling on it. the rest of the party has been voting against him. you will go to the convention and have delegates decide who they want and it is an open game. if you don't get the nomination on the first ballot you are finished after that. >> wow. i know you want to add something quick, dana. >> to mike's point, the cruz
campaign, they have had this apparatus in place since day one. they have a war room right now where they have people going to all of the meetings and the subcommittee meetings and the conventions and they know exactly where the delegates are in all of these states. this is something well planned out because they understood this process. >> who thought for a moment we would have been talking about this in the primary process. it's remarkable. you are certainly the guests to get us through this stuff. thank you is so much. i love you because you are nerdy and wonderful. all three of you. >> all nerds. >> thank you. >> hey, i'm a nerd! >> up next, he can be shallow. he likes to go for the jugular and when he goes after someone, he does it as viciously as he can. if you think i'm biased by saying those things, hold your horses. those descriptions of donald trump come from someone else. they come from the person who knows him best. they come from donald trump himself. i will put those up on the
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safe to say this has not been the smoothest week for donald trump's campaign. he is ten points behind ted cruz in two new polls, in the state of wisconsin and that's next. he staked out three positions on abortion in three hour and rescinded two of them. he declared loyalty to a campaign chief accused of mand handling a reporter and scrapped a loyalty pledge to the party. whether those factored in to the ten points or not, nobody knows. whether they will have an effect further, nobody knows. joining me with strong opinions are senior trump adviser and top aide jeff sessions, and rebecca a supporter for ted cruz. thank you for being here. rebecca, if i could begin with you, things are looking good for your guy in wisconsin. but, my friend, that is wisconsin. after that there are big whales in the form of new york and pennsylvania. i think 95 delegates alone in new york and then eastern
seaboard and atlantic state contests coming up. many of them are favorable to donald trump. do you think wisconsin will have a boomerang effect to this? >> it absolutely will. and ted cruz has a plan to pick up delegates in every state. we have to look at the states remaining and most of them are closed primaries where donald trump doesn't do well. he does well when democrats can cross over and vote for him. many of them are doing that because they know in a head-to-head matchup between hillary clinton and donald trump that donald trump loses. this is one reason why ted cruz is picking up steam. the other is because americans are tired of the entertainment they have been getting from donald trump who's really a reality tv star who likes to beat up on women verbally and they are thinking seriously about the campaign. what they are realizing is america is at a cross roads. we have a constitution that is being trampled under foot by the
obama administration. hillary clinton will do more of the same. donald trump has no experience in these kinds of critical issues, and ted cruz does. so people are now realizing this. >> get down and dirty and scrape up the delegates. those delegates need to do the hard work to get them. >> he will. ted cruz is doing the hard work. >> let me get more on this. one thing that a lot of people are critical of your candidate, well, he's getting a lot of criticism but particularly when it comes to the strategy of scraping up the delegates and getting ahead in the numbers he's plateaued. if you read this in the "new york times," there's a notion he hasn't been able to do what a conventional front runner at this point is able to do. sweeping a lot of states and being ahead in the delegate count he doesn't have the upper trajectory of unifying the party
and getting the votes unlike mitt romney. even though mitt romney's contest went longer it was higher in consolidated delegates and votes at this point. many criticize donald trump of having plateaued out. not doing any better than he was weeks ago and he may have reached his ceiling. >> well, donald trump's pledged delegate lead is larger than hillary clinton's pledged delegate lead. and donald trump has won as many states as hillary clinton has won. >> i'm talking about the republican race, not hillary clinton. >> it tells you how strong his position is as front runner. i want to make the point about the question of unifying the party. the reality is that you have entrenched political interests who have been used to running things for years, wo see their economic model of enrichment at stake. they will fight with everything they can to go after mr. trump. i want to do something that i think is important. i'd like to talk about the issues for a second.
we heard the first guest talk about personality and tone. i'd like to talk about issues for a second. the biggest issues facing this country right now are uncontrolled immigration, which is overcrowding our schools, pulling down wages, putting income security out of reach and threatening us with terrorism. the other biggest issue is trade, which is destroyed the middle class of wisconsin. wisconsin's middle class has shrunk more than any other state and ted cruz are supports off shoring. he supports increased migration, supports chinese currency cheating on the issues that matter to real americans ted cruz is a globalist. >> i'm asking you how your guy is going to strategize. these are things he says in those rallies and that's fine. i'm talking about how to get consolidation within your party, how to get the delegates. that's what it is about. it's about the math and actually trying to push ourself. >> yes, we are going to.
>> i don't know -- >> i can tell you how to do that. >> i don't know what you mean by flat. >> there was an analysis circulated in mid march by a republican strategist named alex gauge. it said his average support in the primaries appears to be nearly flat in the primaries compared to the rapid climb that mitt romney had in the same -- >> here's the reality. >> i just addressed that. if i could answer the question. >> donald trump is not going to get the delegates. >> rebecca, let him answer that. >> i would really like to answer the question. the reality is that mr. trump is heading to states where he has 50% of the vote. he's at almost 60% in new york. there's nothing flat about that. again, what we are seeing right now is an unprecedented moment in american history where a failed political establishment, that has left our borders open and destroyed our middle class is trying to grasp on to power
any way they can. i do want to mention, these policy differences, they affect the lives of tens of millions of americans in profound ways. i would ask to make it real clear and specific. i think policy matters. wisconsin is a manufacturing state. wisconsin has been hollowed out economically. in 1983, ronald reagan saved harley davidson with a 45% tax on japanese motorcycles. quick question for rebecca, does ted cruz agree with a 45% tax on japanese imports. >> here we go. >> stephen, i'd like to ask rebecca the question, if i can i'd like to give you the work of my colleagues to mine donald trump's own words. there is a piece today just a few of the words that we have found from donald trump's own writings and speeches. i will read them for you. i try to step back and remember my first shallow reaction, the day i realized it can be smart
to be shallow was for me a deep experience. he went on to say, at other times, go for the jugular so people watching will not want to mess with you. he's talked about vengeance and revenge. i got to ask you this if i can, rebecca. test despite these things that would sink a conventional candidate, your candidate ted cruz does not seem to benefit from that. does that mean he struggles with his own problems? >> absolutely not. what ted cruz is struggled with is a divided field where we had so many candidates and then you had donald trump on this side. now the field has share narrowed, it is very clear that ted cruz issen on a roll. donald trump will not get to 1237, the magic number. this is going to go in to a convention where ted cruz may have more delegates than him. certainly donald trump will not have enough. it will be decided by the delegates, and people are flocking to ted cruz now because
of his policy stance on jobs, on security, on freedom and i will tell you this right now, as far as the issue of illegal immigration, the person who stood and stopped amnesty in the united states senate was ted cruz. he has a proven record on all of these conservative issues. he stood against the establishment and donald trump has empty words and many at that. >> thank you to both of you. it is a fascinating race no matter what. appreciate your time. coming up next, looking beyond wisconsin to a bigger battle here in new york where hb hillary clinton is caught in a war with trump and fighting off bernie sanders for the biggest delegate prize of the election so far. try the superior hold... ...of fixodent plus adhesives. they help your denture hold strong more like natural teeth. and you can eat even tough food. fixodent. strong more like natural teeth.
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sanders are nowhere near at each other's throats like the republican candidates are, but it doesn't mean there isn't good old-fashioned knifing going on. hillary clinton arguing about accusations that she takes campaign money from big oil. she calls it a sanders campaign lie. have a look. >> i have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. i am so sick of the sanders campaign lying about this. >> well, bernie sanders probably
saw that on the news and then the doubled down telling abc's "good morning america" that it is no lie. >> i'm not crazy about people disrupting meetings, but the fact of the matter is that secretary clinton has taken significant sum is of money from the fossil fuel industry. >> well, i think the argument there is they both take individual contributions, but as far as corporations it's a different story. but you can parse it any way up you want. professor sabato is here, john avalon is here our political analyst and editor in chief of "the daily beast." john, if i can begin with you about the two-front battle that hillary clinton finds herself in right now. she's having to face someone like that and then a sound byte like that. at the same time, she is still setting her sights on donald trump. is this an unusual predicament to be in or par for the course? >> it is a little unusual.
certainly the clinton camp didn't think that bernie sanders would be leading this kind of protracted fight in the primaries. he's shown more endurance. and as the presumptive front runner the republicans have been -- the one thing that unites the republican field is the fixation with attacking hillary clinton. it is an unusual situation for general election style tactics amid a primary to go on but that is one of many odd dynamics this season and part of what it means to be hillary clinton in 2016. >> what it mean to be a journalist asking questions at a time like this you can't ask hypotheticals because nobody will answer them. so since you are not politicians i'm asking some hypotheticals. you put out a great piece, the long way to november for the moment the gop is the under dog i want to put up a map if i can.
this is your crafting. it is complicated. you have to walk us through it but it shows what the electoral map would be right now if we all went to the polls right now. i want to know what you sort of put in to this, what were the metrics that you used and explain what the colors effectively mean. >> the darker the red, the more likely the state is to vote republican. in this case for donald trump that was our projected map was clinton versus trump. the darker the blue, the more likely the state is to vote for the democrats, in this case hillary clinton. so you can interpret it that way or i can summarize it for you quickly which is if the election were now hillary clinton would win effectively a landslide in the electoral college. she would have 347 electoral votes. you need 270 to win.
donald trump would be below where mitt romney was. trump would be at 191. so that's the essence of it. since we did this map a year ago, for a generic democrat and generic republican, the movement has been all in the direction of the democrats. the generic -- >> did you use polling or what did you use to come up with the numbers? three metrics, national polling, national polling averages, no particular poll, we use real clear politics and polling averages, individual state polls where they exist. where you have a clear trump versus clinton matchup how is the growth changing, the hispanic growth is an important metric. >> hard to see with the little numbers there but democrats are
likely leaning or absolutely safe had 347 electoral college votes to republicans 191. states likely leaning. but the interesting stories are the states, those swing states that are all likely or leaning democrat at this point. we will have to see if it changes. you know, it's a lifetime. a week can be a lifetime in this kind of race. >> for sure. >> thank you both. great to see you. have a great weekend. >> thank you. coming up, we will change the tone here. terrorists pursuing nuclear weapons, tyrants testing missiles with reckless abandon. the world is more dangerous than ever, which is why delegations from dozens of nations are huddled with our president, president obama right now for a nuclear summit. how do you suppose it is going? a live update from washington. . ahhh the sweet taste of victory! prilosec otc. one pill each morning.
dozens of world leaders meeting in washington weighing on the state of global nuclear security. today, the spotlight is on nuclear terrorism. experts are alarmed over the very real threat posed by groups like isis. president obama, who's hosting his final summit, said it's critical to make sure nuclear material does not fall in to the wrong hands. our white house correspondent michelle kosinski is in washington. the belgian authorities had a videotape of a nuclear official inside the apartment of one of those people involved in the cell that attacked paris. that sounds like a terrible nexus. i can only imagine it is first and foremost at this summit. >> things like that. we are talking hours of
surveillance of a top nuclear science. leading people to think was there an attack a nuclear facility to get their hands on nuclear material? a summit like this is generally talking about the kind of material, things to make a nuclear bomb, highly enriched uranium, spratd plutonium. things generally held by governments and military, generally already tightly secured and it's only in about two dozen countries. you can expect to see a lot of agreement regarding that, but it's the threats you don't think of all the time. the radio logical material that is in hospitals, in industries all over the world, in thousands of sites that many experts think is the easier target for isis to get its hands on. there are groups, industry groups meeting at the summit to talk about that threat. and the insider threat.
what if someone at a nuclear facility becomes radicalized and becomes a threat? the u.s. is leading a push to minimize that. >> michelle, thank you. coming up next, why are republicans congress members out there saying please don't vote for trump? they are republicans. why are they so afraid of what he could do to them? we will find out next. to botto. luxury cars just seem like they would be top awarded. better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right. the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car. i was shocked. i mean it's like, this is chevy? for a limited time, get cash back for 15% of the msrp on most remaining 2015 chevy vehicles while they last. find new roads at your local chevy dealer.
you remember the time when senator lindsey graham said the republican party had gone blank bat crazy. he was talking about the unconventional rise of donald trump and that was a month ago, even before donald trump won south carolina and then florida and then arizona a, and racked up 736 delegates. it kind of makes you wonder what adjective lindsey graham is using about his party today. plenty of republicans in congress elected republicans, that is, are trying to put as much distance right now between themselves and donald trump as they can. because they see the billionaire as taking a solid gold hammer to the foundation of their party,
the gop. all the people under that ticket below him if he is actually on it. our senior political reporter spoke to a couple of them. have a listen. >> reporter: today in support. >> republican congressman is in danger of losing his job. that could be one reason why he wants nothing to do with donald trump. >> my community knows i have rejected a lot of what mr. trump has said. i think everyone should for that matter. >> reporter: trump was already making a lot of house republicans nervous. in the aftermath of the blunt billionaire's latest comments, that women should be prosecuted if abortions were outlawed some strategists believe a trump nomination could lead to something once viewed impossible. democrats retaking the house in november. some vuler in able republicans are abandoning the gop front runner. >> i is will say before and again, it is not someone i support. for me it is personal. >> reporter: democrats need to
pick up 30 thousand seats to be the largest majority in 70 years. republican leaders hope they can stem their losses. but house races are often dictated by the national move. with trump's a unruly candidacy, democrats believe their chances are improving by the day. >> donald trump is not good for the gop ballot. this is now the party of trump and house republicans are dealing with that every day. >> a democrat hoping to oust him. she is trying to tie him to his harsh words about mexican immigrants. >> many 245 have been eligible to become citizens are becoming citizens so they can vote. i'm seeing a lot often enthusiasm for our race. >> reporter: tom davis, a former house gop campaign chairman and john kasich supporter thinks the party could lose 20 seats if trump is the nominee. >> i think it is a stretch but something you have to worry about if the trump campaign continues to deteriorate in these areas.
>> house speaker is telling members to focus on the party's achievements. publicly he says he's confident. >> i'm not concerned about the house flipping because we are in control of our own actions. >> donald trump. >> trump supporters on capitol hill say republicans should be embracing the real estate mogul instead of running away from him. >> people get behind a winner, which is mr. trump. >> reporter: i can tell you a lot of house republicans are nervous about trump but some senate republicans are open to running with him including ron johnson, and richard byrd of north carolina. they said they believe trump's ability to attract new voters could be good for their races. a lot of senate republicans are worried about ted cruz who won't play well in swing states. and many want cruz to repair relations with his college before they get behind him. a debate among republicans on capitol hill about how to handle their two leading candidates for president. >> man, that's a fascinating
time to be you. ping-ponging between them to hear what they had to say. you have to hear for the secret whispers because that's where the news is really happening. >> encouraging news if you need a job. the news isn't great for the folks who already have one. what you need to know about the new unemployment numbers that are fresh off the printing press. we have them for you and the analysis 0 of what they mean next.
people coming in every day, hirings and firings. on balance 215,000 new jobs. the unloimt rate ticks up because people started to come in to the labor market off the sidelines. that's a good thing. this is when the unemployment rate rises for a good reason. people who have been sidelined or elbowed out of the job mark and haven't been looking for a long time, they look around and say, wait, maybe now is the time for me to get a job. i'd like to see it higher than that for wage growth. >> where are the jobs magically appearing, 215,000. that viewers are saying how to get one. >> food and restaurant jobs, clerks, cashiers, lower paying jobs which is why you see a push to raise the minimum wage in california and new york. there are construction jobs, health in the housing market. health care jobs from doctors to nurses to people who are janitors in health care you are
seeing job growth. >> what's the last thing. >> 29,000 jobs lost in manufacturing. this is the most loss in manufacturing since 2009, the bad old days of 2009. >> that's the kind of number that say, you know, hillary clinton struggled in michigan. michigan voters were talking about those jobs. it's the rust belt and these are problematic for people on the campaign trail. >> when i tell the world the unemployment rate is 5% and voters in those states say we don't care because we lost all of these factories and good paying jobs. par tenders and waitresses will not be able to build a new it middle class. you are right, those manufacturing numbers are incredibly important. millions of manufacturing jobs have been lost because of outsourcing, technology and the american economy has been transitioning to higher-skilled, college graduate service-based
economy. >> so you could see -- basically you can see two different stories in these numbers. here's the other story i think a lot of people are confused about. the dow opened up down 100 points within the first hour or so. is this what you expected to happen? >> yes. here's why. they show a resilience in the labor market. they show you are creating 200,000 month after month of new jobs, unemployment rate of 5%. people coming off the sidelines and getting in to the market. the dow fell because that means the fed can raise rates this year. >> that's it. that will happen every time now days. despite what janet yellin did earlier this week. >> the market could get shaken if you see signs of strength in the american economy. it would mean higher rates and borrowing costs. >> i always say people look at these numbers and see what they
want to see. republicans will look at the numbers and say people who have been moved out of the labor market and say this isn't good enough. the under employment rate is 10%. that's true. all the numbers have been getting better. we need to see wage growth better, concerns about manufacturing job growth but this is a solid performance in the american labor market. for people -- look at this. look back to 2009, this is the monthly average. the past few years, we have added 11 million jobs since president obama took office. it's not his fault, or his credit. it is just the trajectory has been. >> that's the way it is. christine romans you always make it make such perfect sense. >> thank you. have a nice weekend. >> you too. if you were to hear one of your children say when somebody screws you, screw them back in spades. go for the jugular so people watching will not want to mess with you. would you say that is great
because that's what our president says? that is straight from donald trump. two of our remarkable correspondent s have mined several of trump's own writings from many of his best-selling books and have pulled out many of his theories, philosophies and direct quote so you can get a good assess of donald trump on donald trump. his own world view from his own perspective. some of the things may be uncomfortable. for instance, i tried to step back and remember my first shallow reaction, the day i realized it can be smart to be shallow was for me a deep experience. will this have any affect when so many other things have not? other candidates could not have weathered these kinds of quotes but donald trump is like teflon don. he may even adopt that. why is it that the other candidates can't seem to capitalize on that wolf blitzer
will have more on this at length. have a wonderful weekend. stay tuned. my colleague, wolf blitzer starts right now. hello. i'm wolf blitzer. it is 1:00 p.m. in washington, 6:00 p.m. london, 9:30 p.m. in teheran, iran. wherever you are watching from around the world, thank you for joining us. up first, presidential politics here in the united states. can donald trump and the republican national committee mend fences and heal the riffs in the party. we are looking at a closed door meeting between donald trump and reince priebus. donald trump has had a tumultuous relationship with leaders during the campaign. after yesterday's get together he tweeted "just ha