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with european leaders. the prime minister of the u.k., david cameron and leaders of france and italy and germany. back to you. >> athena jones with the well traveled president. thank you. overnight, ted cruz and john kasich joining forces to block donald trump from declining the nomination. the two campaigns releasing statements they are dividing the primaries in order to keep trump from gaining the nomination on the first ballot. cruz campaign will cede oregon and new mexico and kasich's will cede in indiana. now all of this comes with just one day to go now until the primary tomorrow.
joining us to break all this down, very interesting these days is ellis. >> what about the voters? here is what i have a question about. coming together to decide how they divide the primaries. what if you are a votes in indiana and you like john kasich. >> you are supposed to vote for ted cruz? it is a little strange. you know what? what else are they going to do? trump is romping to the nomination. it makes sense. you take the ones you are strong in. we hope for the best. >> this all comes down to indiana. 57 delegates at stake here. trump needs a good chunk of
those. the latest fox news poll, he is up by a few points in indiana. without kasich in that race, obviously, it helps him. 41% to 33%. doesn't this just make donald trump's point for him? it will make republicans who may have been on the fence about him say they are doing that. >> it is a good argument. i think it does a bit. on the other hand, if these guys lose, what cares what kind of point it makes? their backs are against the wall. running out of options. i'm not saying it will work. i'm saying it may be better. >> let's listen to a montage of found of these two from sunday that doesn't sound like they are working together. listen. >> a vote for cruz or trump, frankly is a vote for hillary clinton. at the end of it all, when we are at the convention, the delegates want to know who can beat hillary. these guys don't have enough
time to turn around negatives. >> as we stand here today, there are two people and only two people who have any plausible path to winning the republican nomination. me and donald trump. as i said, plausible path. >> we get a simultaneous statements from the candidates. >> are you expecting consistent from political candidates? of course. it is completely different from what they were saying 12 hours ago. men with few choices. >> the other thing that is interesting is trump was not looking like he would get close to 1,237. they must see something that suggest he will make 1,237 or get close. >> two things. one was the victory in new york. the other of the five primaries tomorrow. in pennsylvania, it's a big
vote. >> if he does well, he ends up with 1,100. it will be a problem. >> it may be the close is good enough. if he is just a smidge away, it is hard to deny him in cleveland. >> donald trump had a maryland rally yesterday. he was talking about this idea he will turn more presidential. and why he hasn't used a presidential tone. listen to what he said yesterday. >> it is so much easier to be presidential. i don't have to use energy. i can just walk out. so much easier. you think this is easing? ranting and raving? wouldn't it be interesting if i changed and everyone said, this is the most presidential candidate since abraham lincoln and we started to lose. won't that be terrible? we have to be careful. >> every week for the past
month, there has been this, this is the week he's going to start to sound more presidential. doesn't. he has the same performance in front of the big crowds. it has been working for him. >> i think it takes donald more energy to restrain himself. he has that kind of wild beast thing about him. he's trying. his aides thinks he needs to. he gets in front of a crowd and talking about lying ted and hillary. >> i thought he was meant to rein all that in. >> i don't think he can. i'm not sure he can. he will have the meeting with putin and it will come out and do the nicknames. >> this has been working for him. >> people like it. >> if you are talking about turning more presidential, you are talking about delegates and the mainstream republican voter who is trying to decide between ted cruz and john kasich.
>> they don't like trump. remember they used to say let reagan be reagan. i don't think you can stop trump. >> what is a win for trump in indiana? those are divided up by congressional district and winner take all portion of them. how many does he have to win in indiana. >> i don't think we can know that until we see what happens tomorrow. you see how those five add up and i'll say what he needs in indiana. >> kasich stuff in indiana. he is rating 16% in indiana. cruz at 33% and trump at 41%. is this really going to have an effect? >> no. the problem on kasich's end. his pitch is electability. come november, he is the guy who can win. you have to win elections other than his home state. he doesn't seem to be able to find the place where can he turn that around. >> let's talk about the dems here. charles koch.
let's listen to this. he was asked about hillary clinton. he was asked about who he would support in the election. listen to what he said. >> is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible. >> you couldn't see yourself supporting hillary clinton, could you? >> well, her -- we would have to believe her actions would be different than her rhetoric. let me put it that way. >> this is a conservative mega donor. >> i'm trying to get inside hillary's head. do things really go better with koch for me? that's a bad pun. >> since you got up early for us, we'll forgive you. this sounds like a poisoned pill. >> you think he is suckering her? that's interesting.
>> it wasn't a ringing endorsement. >> here's what i would say about koch and his brother. they are libertarians. they want government out of business. in deficits went up. they have to say they were good with the dems. >> they are such a lightning rod. this cannot help her. >> it is weird. >> the hallmark of a weird campaign. this is what she said. not interested in endorsements from people who deny climate science and try to make it harder for people to vote. >> that's a tough one to accept. >> ellis, thank you. time for an early start on your money. donald trump and bernie sanders blame bad trade deals for america's economic woes. a new analysis illustrates a
difference the chinese middle class is booming. surged 70% from 1988 to 2008. over that time, americans incomes risen%. the chinese family earns $9,000 a year. in the u.s., $54,000. that is about the same the american families were making in 1995. a survey shows 47% of americans think trade is a good deal. trade deals have helped china's economy grow, but not the sole cause of disappearing jobs. globalization, automation and american consumer's desire for cheap goods. that is in the mix. >> incredible with as much heat with trade deals in the election year. 47% still support trade deals. >> i was surprised. new information in the investigation into the execution-style shootings of the family in ohio.
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additional troops to syria. let's listen live. [ applause ] >> on behalf of the american people, i want to thank angela for being a champion of our alliance. on behalf of all of us, i want to thank you for the commitment to freedom and equality and human rights. i truly believe you have shown us the leadership of steady hands. how do you call it? the merkel rata? and over the last seven years, i relied on your friendship and counsel and your firm moral compass. we very much appreciate your chancellor angela merkel. to the members of the organization. mayor and distinguished guests
and people of germany. we also have some proud americans here. there you go. i have to admit i have accepted a special place in my heart for the german people. when i was a candidate for office, you welcomeme with a rally in berlin where i spoke of change that is possible when the world stands as one. as president, you treated me and michelle and our daughters to wonderful hospitality. you offered me wonderful beer and you hosted our delegation here in hannover. my regret is i have never been to germany for oktoberfest.
i suspect it is more fun when you are not president. my timing will be good. [ applause ] >> as always, i bring the friendship of the american people. we consider the german people and all of our european allies to be among our closest friends in the world because we share so much experience and so many of the same values. we believe that nations and people should live in security and peace. we believe in creating opportunity to lift up not just the few, but the many. and i'm proud to be the first american president to come to europe and say in the united states, health care is not a privilege, it is now a right for all. we share that as well. [ applause ]
>> perhaps most importantly, we believe in the equality and dignity of every human being. today in america, people have the freedom to marry the person that they love. we believe in justice that no child in the world should ever die from a mosquito bite. no one should suffer from the ache of an empty stomach. together, we can save our planet. and the world's most vulnerable from the effects of climate change. these are the things we share. it's born of common experience. this is what i want to talk about today. future we are building together.
not separately, but together. given the challenges we face in the world and headlines we see every day may seem i am proba i. we are fortunate to be living in the most peaceful and progressive era in human history. that may surprise young people watching tv or looking at your phones and seems only bad news comes through every day. consider that it's been decades since the last war between major powers. more people live in democracies. wealthier. healthier and better educated. with a global economy that lifted up people and created new middle classes from asia to
africa. think of the health of the average person in the world. tens of millions of lives we save from disease and infant mortality and people now living longer lives. around the world, we're more tolerant with more opportunity for women and gays and lesbians as we push back on bigotry and prejudice. and around the world, there's a new generation of young people driven by technology and idealism to start new ventures and hold governments more accountable and advance human dignity. if you had to choose a moment in time to be born, anytime in human history, and you didn't know ahead of time what
nationality you were or gender or what your economic status might be, you would choose today. which isn't to say there is not sti still enormous suffering and tragedy and so much work to do. it is to remember that the trajectory of our history over the last 50 to 100 years has been remarkable. and we can't take that for granted and we should take confidence in our ability to be able to shape our own destiny. that doesn't mean we can be complacent. today, dangerous forces threaten to pull the world backwards. our progress is not inevitable. these challenges threaten europe
and they threaten our trans atlantic community. we're not immune from the forces of change around the world. as they have elsewhere, barbaric terrorists have slaughtered people in brussels and istanbul and san bernardino, california. we see these tragedies in place as central to our daily lives. in an airport or cafe or workplace or theater. it unsettles us. it makes us unsure in our day-to-day lives. fearful, not just for ourselves, but those we love. conflicts from south sudan do syria to afghanistan have sent millions fleeing seeking the relative safety of your shores. that puts new strains on
countries and local communities and threatens to destroy our politics. russian aggression has harmed the european nation ukraine. that unnerves our allies in eastern europe. it seems to threaten the progress that's been made since the end of the cold war. slow economic growth in europe, especially in the south, has left millions unemployed, including a generation of young people without jobs and who may look to the future with diminishing hopes. all of these challenges have led question of european integration can long endure. whether you may be better off
separating off, redrawing some of the barriers and walls between nations that existed in the 20th century. across our countries, including the united states, families are struggling to recover from the worst economic crisis in generations. that trauma of those who lost jobs and savings is still felt. and meanwhile, profound trends underway that have been going for decades. globalization, automation, in some cases depressed wages and made workers in a weaker position to bargain for better working conditions. wages have stagnated in many advanced countries while other costs have gone up. inequality has increased.
for many people, it is harder to hold on. this is happening in europe. we see these trends in the united states and across the advanced economies and concerns and anxieties are real. they legitimate. they cannot be ignored and they deserve solutions from those in power. unfortunately, in the vacuum, if we do not solve these problems, you start seeing those who would try to exploit these fears and frustrations and channel them in a disruptive way. a creeping emergence of the politics that the european project was founded to reject. an "us" versus "them" mentality that tries to blame us on the other. somebody who doesn't look like
us or pray like us. immigrants or muslims. or somebody who's deemed different than us. you see increasing intolerance in our politics. and loud voices get the most attention. it reminds you of the poem by the great irish poet w.b. yeates where the best lack all conviction and the worst are full of passion and intensity. so this is a defining moment and what happens on this continent has consequences for people around the globe. if a unified peaceful, liberal,
pluristic free market europe begins to doubt itself. begins to question the progress that's been made over the last several decades, then we can't expect the progress that is just now taking hold in many places around the world will continue. and instead, we will be empowering those that argue that democracy can't work. that intolerance and tribalism and organizing ourselves along ethnic lines and
authoritarianism. those are the challenges of today demand. i have come here today to say the united states and entire world needs a strong and prosperous and united europe. [ applause ] >> and perhaps you need an outsider, somebody who is not european to remind you of the magnitude of what you have achieved. the progress that i described was made possible by ideals made on this continent in the founding of new republics.
that progress did not travel a straight line. twice in the 40 years, fources consumed this continent. cities like this were largely reduced to rubble. tens of millions of men and women and children were killed. but from the ruins of the second world war, our nation set out to remake the world. to build a new international order and institutions to uphold it. yunited nations to uphold the world. international financial institutions like world bank and international monetary fund to promote prosperity. a declaration for human rights.
and here in europe, giants like chancellor adenaer sought to buy commerce and trade. and in the early days, european unity was a dream of a few. it became a hope for the many. today it is a necessity for all of us. [ applause ] >> and it wasn't easy. old animosity had to be overcome. national pride had to be joined with a commitment to a common good. complex questions of sovereignty and burden sharing had to be answered. at every step, impulse to pull back for each country to go its own way had to be resistant.
more than once, skeptics predicted the demise of this great project. but the vision of european unity soldiered on and having defended europe's freedom in war, america stood with you every step of the journey. a marshall plan to rebuild, air bit of to save berlin. america's commitment to europe was captured by a young american president, john f. kennedy, when he stood in a west berlin and declared freedom is disvisible. when one man is enslaved, all men are not free. with strength and resolve and the power of our ideals and belief in a unified europe, we
didn't simply end the cold war. freedom won. germany was reunited. you welcomed new democracies in a closer union. you may argue over whose football clubs are better, vote for different singers on "euro vision." four accomplishments, more than 500 million people speaking 28 languages and 19 currencies in one european union remains one of the greatest political achievements of modern times. [ applause ] >> yes, european unity can require frustrating compromise.
it adds layers of government that can slow decision making. i understand. i've been in meetings with the european commission. and as an american, we're famously disdainful of government. we understand how easy it must be to vent at brussels and complain. but remember that every member of your union is a democracy. that's not an accident. remember that no eu country has raised arms against another. that's not an accident. remember that nato is as strong as it's ever been. remember our market economies as angela and i saw this morning, are the greatest generators of innovation and wealth and
opportunity in history. our freedom, our quality of life, remains the envy of the world. so much so that parents are willing to walk across deserts, cross the seas on makeshift rafts, risk everything in the hope of giving their children the blessings that we, that you enjoy. blessings that you cannot take for granted. this continent in the 20th century was at constant war. people starved on this continent. families were separated on this continent. and now people desperately wanted to come here precisely
because of what you created. you cannot take that for granted. and today, more than ever, a strong united europe remains as adenar says a necessity for all of us. it's a necessity for the united states because europe's security and prosperity is inherently our own. our cultures are integrated. our people are integrated. you saw the response of the american people to paris and brussels. it's because in our imaginati imaginations, this is our city. a strong europe is a necessity for the world because it remains vital to an international order.
europe helps to uphold the norms and rules that can maintain peace and promote prosperity around the world. consider what we have done in recent years. pulling the growth economy back from the brink of depression and putting the world back on the path of recovery. a deal that's cut off every one of iran's path to a nuclear bomb. paris, the most ambitious agreement in history to fight climate change. [ applause ] >> stopping ebola in west africa. rallying around the goal to end
extreme poverty. none of those things could have happened. if i, if the united states did not have a partnership with a strong and united europe. it wouldn't have happened. that's what's possible when europe and america and the world stand as one. and that's precisely what we're going to need to face down the dangers that we face today. so let me just layout the kind of cooperation that we're going to need. we need a strong europe to bear its share of the burden working with us on behalf of our collective security. the united states has an
extraordinary military. the best the world's ever known, but the nature of today's threats means we can't deal with these challenges by ourselves. right now, the most urgent threat to our nations is isil. that's why we're united to destroy it. all 28 nato allies are contributing to the coalition. striking the targets in syria or iraq or training forces in iraq or providing humanitarian aid. we continue to make progress. pushing isil back from territory that it controlled. just as i approved additional support for iraqi forces against isil, i agreed to increase u.s. forces. a small number are on the ground in syria and their expertise is critical and they have driven
isil out of key areas. i approved the deployment of up to 250 u.s. personnel in syria and including special forces to keep up the momentum. they're not going to lead the fight on the ground, but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces they continue to drive isil back. so make no mistake, these terrorists will learn the same lesson as others before them have, your hatred is no match for our way of life. just as we remain relentless on the military front, we will not give up on diplomacy to end the civil war in syria. the suffering of the syrian people has to end. that requires a political and effective transition. but this remains a difficult
fight and none of us can solve this problem by ourselves. even as european countries make contributions to isil. europe and nato can still do more. i spoken to chancellor merkel and i will be meeting with the presidents of france and prime ministers of great britain and of italy and syria and iraq. we need more nations contributing with the air campaign and trainers to build up local forces in iraq. we need more nations to contribute economic assistance to iraq to stabilize liberated areas and break the cycle of violence so isil cannot come back. the terrorists are doing all they can to kill our citizens. we need to do everything in our power to stop them. that includes closing gaps so
terrorists cannot pull off attacks like paris and brussels. which brings me to one other point, europeans like americans, cherish your privacy. and many are skeptical about governments collecting and sharing information for good reasons. that skepticism is healthy. germans remember their history of government surveillance. so do americans, by the way. particularly those who were fighting on behalf of civil rights. so it's part of our democracies to want to make sure our governments are accountable. but i want to say this to you, young people, who value privacy and spend a lot of time on their phones. the threat of terrorism is real. and in the united states, i've worked to reform our
surveillance programs to make sure they are consistent with the rule of law and upholding privacy. by the way, we include the privacy of people outside of the united states. we care about europeans' privacy, not just americans' privacy. i also in working on these issues have come to recognize security and privacy don't have to be a contradiction. we can protect both and we have to. if we truly value our liberty, then we have to take the steps necessary to share information and intelligence within europe as well as between the united states and europe to stop terrorists from traveling and crossing borders and killing innocent people. and as today's diffuse threats evolve, our alliance has to
evolve. we will have a nato summit this summer in warsaw and i will insist that all of us need to meet our responsibilities. united. together. that means standing with the people of afghanistan as they build their security forces and push back against violent extremism. it means more ships in the agean over those profiting to smuggle children. that said, the mission is our duty. our article v to the common defen defense. so we have to both make sure that nato carried out the tradition, but also to meet the threats of nato southern flank.
we have to defend the security of every ally. that's why we need to stay nimble and make sure our forces are operable and that's why every nato member should be contributing its full share. 2% of gdp to the common security. something that doesn't always happen. and i'll be honest, sometimes europe has been complacent about its own defense. and just as we stand firm in our defense, we have to uphold our basic principles of international order. that's a principle that nations like ukraine have the right to choose their own destiny. remember that it was ukrainians, many of them your age, reaching out with a future for europe to prompt russia to send in its
military. after all europe endured in the 20th century, we should help improve the economy and conso consolidate democracy. i want good relations with russia. i invested a lot with the relation was russia. we need sanctions on russia until russia implements the minsk agreements that we worked so hard to maintain and provide a path for political resolution of the issue. ultimately, it is my fervent hope that russia recognizes the true greatness is not from bullying neighbors, but by working with the world. which is the only way to deliver lasting economic growth and progress to the russian people. now, our collective security
rests on prosperity. that brings me to my next point. the world needs a prosperous and growing europe that provides good jobs and wages for its people. as i mentioned before, the economic anxiety that many feel today on both sides of the atlantic are real. the disruptive changes brought about by the global economy, unfortunately, sometimes are hitting certain groups, especially working class communities more heavily. and if neither the burden nor benefit of global economy is being fairly distributed. it is no wonder people rise up and reject globalization. if there are too few winners and too many losers, as the global economy integrates, people will
push back. so all of us in positions of power have a responsibility as leaders of government and business and civil society to help people realize the promise of economic security in this integrated economy. and got news is we know how to do it, sometimes we lack the political will to do it. in the united states, our economy's growing again, but the united states cannot be the sole engine of global growth. we need to pursue reforms to position us for long-term prosperity and demand support and invest in the future. all of our countries for example, could invest more in infrastructure. all of our countries need to invest in science and development that spark new innovation and industries. all of our countries have to
invest in our young people and make sure they have the skills and training and education they need to adapt to this rapidly changing world. all of our countries need to worry about inequality and make sure that workers are getting a fair share of the incredible productivity that our global supply chains are producing. but, if you are really concerned about inequality and concerned about the plight of workers, if you are a progressive, it's my firm belief you can't turn inward. that's not the right answer. we have to keep increasing the trade and investment that supports jobs as we're working to do with the united states and the eu. we need to keep implementing
reforms to the banking so the financial crisis never happens again. we cannot do that individually nation by nation. finance moves around too fast. if we are not coordinating with europe and united states and asia, then can won't work. as the world's been reminded in recent weeks, we need to close loopholes of corporations to avoid paying fair share of taxes. trillions could go to education and health care and infrastructure. but to do that, we have to work together. here in europe, as you work to strengthen our union, including labor and banking reforms and by ensuring growth across the eurozone, you will have the
staunch support of the united states. but you will have to do it together because your economies are too integrated to try to solve these problems on your own. and i want to repeat. we have to confront the injustice of widening inequality. that will require work because capital is mobile. if only a few countries are worrying about it, then a lot of businesses will head toward places that don't care about it quite as much. for a lot of years, it was thought countries had to choose with economic growth and inclusion. now we know the truth. when wealth is concentrated among the few at the top, it is not a moral challenge to us, but drags down a country's growth potential. we need growth that is broad analysan
and lifts everybody up. we need tax policies that do right by working families. those like me who surprise european unity and free trade has a profound responsibility to champion strong protections for workers. a living wage and right to organize. a right to protect consumers in the environment upon which we all depend. if we really want to reduce inequality, we have to make sure everyone who works hard gets a fair shot. that is true for people like you. with job protection and quality wages. that includes making sure there is equal pay for equal work for women. [ applause ] >> the point is we have to reform many of our economies, but the answer to reform is 23409 to start cutting ourselves off from each other.
rather, it's to work together. and this brings me back to where i began. the world depends upon a democratic europe that upholds the principles of pluralism, diversity and freedom that are a common creed. as free peoples we cannot allow the forces that i've described, fears about security or economic anxieties, to undermine our commitment to the universal values that are the source of our strength. democracy, i understand, can be messy. it can be slow. it can be frustrating. i know that. i have to deal way congress. we have to constantly work to make sure government is not a collection of distant