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will hurd responds in moments. and poll position. a new poll from the state to cast votes ranks the crowded field, and a new candidate goes all-in on fighting climate change. >> it is our only chance for long-term survival. >> democratic presidential candidate, governor jay inslee, joins us. ♪ hello, i'm jake tapper in austin, texas, where the state of our union is deep in the heart. we are live at the south by southwest festival where tonight we will be moderating town halls with three democratic presidential candidates. much of the democratic field is here, as is almost part of the field, texas native beto o'rourke, who dodged questions about his possible run yesterday. one potential candidate not here, vice president joe biden, who still has yet to pull the trigger on iran. a brand-new cnn des moines register poll of iowa democratic voters shows senator bernie sanders close behind. both men with substantial leads over the most diverse democratic
field ever to run. and this key early moment in the race comes as the democratic party in the house, at least, is showing some divisions, prompted by freshman congresswoman ilhan omar's latest comments about supporters of israel. and a resolution forced by the omar controversy condemning hate in the house. that resolution and those comments giving president trump exactly what he wants, dissension in the democratic ranks. with me now to discuss this and much, much more is democratic presidential candidate from right here in texas, former hud secretary, julian castro. secretary castro, thank you seven for being here. appreciate it. >> good to be with you. >> good to be with you. a handshake right there. let me start there with the comments from ilhan omar. she has accused israel of, quote, hip no advertising the world, suggested that congress is, quote, all about the benjamins, meaning campaign contributions and most recently criticized lawmakers who support israel as potentially having a, quote, allegiance to a foreign country. is she anti-semite? >> well, i was glad she apologized.
i don't believe that she's, you know, in her heart anti-semite, but i do believe that those comments gave life to some old tropes, biases against jews as having loyalties or somehow, you know, dominating industries or politics with money. and so i was glad she apologized. i'm also glad that the house is condemning bigotry. we've seen a rise in anti-semitism over the last couple of years. we've also seen a rise in, you know, anti muslim hate and hate directed at others. but, yeah. i'm glad she apologized. i do think that, you know, it's fair, whether the country is israel or a european country or latin american country for people to criticize or to pick apart the policy that the united states is taking toward that country. but it should be done, i think, in a constructive way.
and not in a way that gives rise to old tropes. >> so you suggested that you support the house resolution, which condemned anti-semitism, and other bigotry, as well. there are democrats who felt like that resolution was watered down by not focusing on anti-semitism and not focusing on congresswoman omar's comments. congressman ted deutsche, a democrat from florida, who is jewish, voiced that concern. take a listen. >> why are we unable to singularly condemn anti-semitism? why can't we call out anti-semitism and show we have learned the lessons of history? it feels like we're only able to call the use of anti s-semitic any colleague of ours if we're addressing all forms of hatred. >> do you think that house democrats watered it down? do you think it was something of a copout, as congressman deutsche seems to? >> i don't think so. i think there was a lot of talk about anti-semitism and the rise
of it. i think, you know, the vast majority of people in the democratic party recognize that anti-semiti anti-semitism in the united states and also in places like europe has been on the rise, and that we need to combat that. i think also probably that this was impacted by the fact that representative omar apologized for this, and said that she should have said that differently. my hope is that, you know, apart from this resolution, that we're going to take action in this country to make sure that anti-semitism and other types of bigotry are not given sustenance, and we have a president who is dividing americans along a lot of these lines. and i would like to see us united and offer a different and positive and inclusive vision for the future of this country. >> let's turn to another issue on those lines. this is also dividing democrats on the trail. you've said that there needs to be some kind of reparations to
descendents of slaves to compensate for years of slavery and discrimination against african-americans in this country. take a listen to bernie sanders, one of your campaign rivals, at a cnn town hall when it was pointed out that you and elizabeth warren support some form of reparations. >> what do they mean? i'm not sure anyone is very clear. what i've just said is that iint we can to massive level of disparity that exists in this country. >> so what do you mean? do you think that there should be actual monetary payments to desen debican'ts of slaves or talking about policy such as child care and education to help those who are disadvantaged? >> what i said was that i've long believed that this country should address slavery, the original sin of slavery,
including by looking at reparations and if i'm president, then i'm going to appoint a commissioner task force to determine the best way to do that. there's a tremendous amount of disagreement on how we would do that. let me say something about senator sanders' response there. because he was also asked this question in 2016. what he said on "the view" i think the other day was he didn't think the best way to address this was for the united states to write a check. to my mind, that may or may not be the best way to address that when it comes to medicare for all, health care, you know, the response there has been we need to write a big check, that when it comes to tuition-free or debt-free college, the answer has been we need to write a big check. and so if the issue is compensating the descendents of slaves, i don't think the argument about writing a big
check ought to be the argument that you make if you're making an argument that a big check needs to be written for a whole bunch of other stuff. >> interesting. >> so if yunder the constitutio we compensate people because we take their property, why wouldn't you compensate people who actually were property? >> interesting. very quickly. let's turn to the southern border. the border patrol says it has apprehended more than a quarter million people in the last five months, almost double from last year. the number of families is up by more than 300% from last year. you have slammed president trump for his immigration policy. what do you think needs to be done to deter all these families coming in seeking asylum, or do you think they should just be allowed to come in and seek asylum? >> well, you know, under international law and u.s. law, somebody has a right to present himself or herself at the border and to seek asylum. also, jake, this is a very important moment. you'll remember that last year the administration said that
they were taking little children away from their parents because they wanted to deter other families from coming to the united states. they said that if we were cruel enough to just take these little children away from their families, that that would show all of these other families in central america that they shouldn't come to the united states. and instead of deterring these families, we actually see more families coming. this is exhibit a in the grand failure of this administration on immigration. so when people ask, what is the problem, one of the problems is that this administration has taken the wrong path. i think what we need to do in the long run, really is to engage these northern triangle countries, honduras, el salvador, guatemala and figure out a way to work with them so people can find safety and prosperity there instead of having to knock on the doorstep of the united states. in the meantime, we ought to follow international law and our
practice, which is to allow them to seek asylum when they present themselves. >> all right. very quickly, you know that you are only at 1% in our brand-new -- >> is that what i'm at? >> cnn des moines register poll. >> i don't even make the cutoff now when you put the graphic on. take it down to 1%, jake, all right? >> what do you need to do to get that number up? you've been running for president for a while now, obviously. your favorabilities went up a little bit so it's not like it's having no effect. what do you need to do to get out of the single digits? >> my favorability over the last, i guess, month and a half went up by six points. i got out to iowa a couple of weeks ago. you know, i'm articulating a strong, compelling vision for the future of this country to make the country the smartest, the healthiest, the fairest and most prosperous nation on earth. i can tell that as i spend time in iowa that i'm going to gain traction. and as you know, if we were to look at any presidential cycle over the last 40 years, oftentimes it's people that have
started off at 3%, 1%, 2%, including donald trump at one point was at 1% right before he announced. that can win the nomination. and so this is a long road, a long journey. and i'm going to go out there and make my case. >> we'll see you out there. good luck. >> thanks a lot. >> good luck on the trail, secretary. he's the only republican lawmaker to respect a district on the mexico border. does he see a crisis? congressman will hurd, republican from texas is next. and another 2020 contender is here to respond. stay with us. sometimes, the pressures of today's world can make it tough to take care of yourself. but nature's bounty has innovative ways because hey, tomorrow's coming up fast. nature's bounty. because you're better off healthy. when it comes to reducing the evsugar in your family's diet,m. coke, dr pepper and pepsi hear you. we're working together to do just that.
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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! welcome back to "state of the union." i'm jake tapper, live in austin, texas, at the south by southwest festival where tonight three democratic presidential candidates will take questions from voters at the cnn town halls. we are also about 225 miles from the border with mexico. and this week, the senate could follow the house's lead and vote against the president's declaration of a national emergency, which would order funding to build a border wall. joining me now is the only republican lawmaker to represent a congressional district on the u.s./mexico border, republican congressman, will hurd, of texas. thank you so much for being here. we appreciate it. >> pleasure to be on with you.
and i think we're the only two people at south by southwest wearing ties, just for the record. >> i'm sorry to force you to wear a tie. you've come out against president's border wall. you know there are new customs and border protection numbers that show it's doubled since last year and more and more are families. >> right. >> is this a crisis? >> we are absolutely dealing with a problem. there is no question. i think the president being focused on border security is important. last year, 400,000 people came into the country illegally. we had $67 billion worth of illegal narcotics coming into the country. what i've always said, and i've been saying this since 2002, building a 30-foot-high concrete structure from sea to signing sea is least effective way to do border security. the president agrees and mentioned that from the rose garden. so what we should be doing is focusing on technology, manpower, physical barriers, where it makes sense. we have 654 miles of physical barriers on the border. this bipartisan bill we passed three weeks ago, four weeks ago,
has 88 more miles of physical barrier that's going in the rio grande valley. >> you don't have a problem with that. >> don't have a problem with that. i voted for those things. i've voted since i've been in congress for $220 billion of funding. >> you have 40% of the border in your districts? >> about. i have 820 miles of the border. the border is 1,195 miles. and so ultimately, the issue with the use of the word -- >> wall? >> not wall. but emergency. >> oh, okay. >> that gives the president certain powers. that i believe gets -- is -- goes against what our constitution has said. congress, back before i was alive, gave this authority up that they have, the power of the purse, to the executive branch in times of an emergency. i think we need to claw that back. >> so many republicans were very critical of the president's declaration of a national emergency. but only 13 house republicans, including you, voted against it. against the declaration of the national emergency. why?
why such a disparity between those who talk about the constitution and the rights of the congress to set the funding and the actual putting their money where their mouth is? >> well, you'll have to ask them why they didn't do that. here's why i voted for it. because i have multiple military bases in my district. and there's a plan to take about $4 billion away from construction at our military bases. i'm in del rio on the border. loughlin air force base produces more pilots in the united states of america. there are projects there that take care of the men and women that keep us safe that are going to be impacted. i don't want to see that happen. also, we have, what, six months, seven months left in the fiscal year. it's going to be almost impossible to spend $8 billion from other areas. we had a bill that funded border security. we've done $220 billion over the last year. this is a problem. we need to be focusing on things like fixing asylum, because asylum is being abused for people coming here. that's why you're seeing an in flux of some of the families. there's a lot of -- we're at south by southwest talking about technology.
we should be using more technology. we're not using the latest and greatest technology. you can put what i call the smart wall along the border on all 2,000 miles in less than a year and gain operational control of the border, which means you know everything that's going back and forth across the border. >> so you voted also for the resolution in the house condemning anti-semitism and hate more broadly in the wake of the comments from democratic congresswoman ilhan omar. two dozen of your republican colleagues voted against the resolution. a lot of them said they thought it was watered down, wasn't strong enough. but you voted for it. why were they wrong? >> i don't think they were wrong. i voted for it because you shouldn't hate people, period, end of story. we learned that stuff in kindergarten. i think what many of my colleagues were doing in voting against it was lodging their being upset about that this was watered down. had republicans done that, then the entire democratic caucus would have gotten, you know -- gone crazy and gotten upset about that.
>> well, to be fair, i mean, your caucus, the republican caucus, tolerated a lot of insanely bigoted comments from congressman steve king for more than a decade. >> yeah, but under new leadership, right? what was the first thing that kevin mccarthy did as the leader of the republican party as soon as this happened? he censured him, took him off his committees. the gentle woman from minnesota is still on the foreign affairs committee. this was -- this was similar remarks. you know, we shouldn't hate people. this is 2019. the fact that the democrats tripped up this week dealing with a resolution on condemning anti-semitism is absolutely crazy. we should have been talking about how are we going to make sure we're competitive in 5g against china. how are we going to make sure we're working on artificial intelligence and being the leader on these issues. instead we're getting caught up by some of these -- by comments we know we should have won in kindergarten. shouldn't hate people. >> let's talk about artificial intelligence.
you're here at south by southwest to talk about artificial intelligence. you say the u.s. could be left behind on this. you're a former cia officer, on the house intelligence committee. explain why the american people should be concerned about this. what threat does artificial intelligence pose? >> it's the future. vladimir putin said whoever masters ai is going to master the world. i think this is the only thing he and i agree on. and the ability to manage people's data. the ability -- every industry is going to be impacted by artificial intelligence. and agriculture right now, we are learning how to grow more crops with less water. with less land. with less energy. we all know about, you know, autonomous driving cars. this is going to be the future economy. and if we're not leading on that, china is going to. and that's going to impact our economy. that's going to impact our jobs. and we have got to make sure that our young men and women, our sisters and brothers and sons and daughters and grandkids are ready for the future. and that's one of the things that we're working on up here. and these are one of the issues that i want to be talking about here in south by southwest.
>> lastly, you have a famous or infamous, depends on your point of view, i suppose, friendship with former congressman beto o'rourke, who ran for senate last year in texas and lost. if he were to become -- if he were to run for president and become the democratic nominee, who would you vote for between beto o'rourke and donald trump? >> my plan is to vote for the republican nominee. >> so you would vote for president trump over beto o'rourke. >> most likely donald trump is the likely candidate. >> so trump over o'rourke. >> that's very clear. >> i'm pulling you to say the comment. >> unless beto o'rourke decides to run as a republican, which i don't think he's planning on doing. >> congressman will hurd, thank you for being here. we appreciate it. our next guest is a 2020 candidate building his campaign on a single issue, one that president trump falsely says doesn't exist. governor jay inslee joins us next. stay with us. we find your social security number on the dark web. good, cuz i'm a little worried about my information getting out. why's that? [bird speaking] my social is 8- 7- 5 dash
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welcome back. we're live in austin, texas, at the south by southwest festival, where tonight my colleague, dana bash, and i will be moderating three town halls with democratic presidential candidates. and here come the governors. two just joined the race, hoping to follow a time-honored tradition of moving from the state capitol to the white house. one is trying to make a single issue, climate change, define his campaign and, in fact, the race in 2020. that candidate is washington governor, jay inslee, who joins me now. governor, thank you so much for being here. >> thank you. >> really appreciate it. i want to get to climate change in a second. before i do, your rival, 2020 candidate, elizabeth warren, senator from massachusetts, called out amazon and other tech giants on stage here in austin yesterday. she called for sweeping regulations is that would break up large companies such as amazon. amazon based in seattle, obviously. what do you think of the proposal? >> i think we need to do things that will protect americans in this new economy. we have seen spectacular
advances offered by large outfits and high-tech, which have really helped us in our individual lives. but we have to do things that will protect americans in this new internet age, one of which is to protect our privacy. i'm now passing a bill. we passed one of if not the best privacy bills in the united states so that our privacy cannot be shopped and marketed and commoditized. that's extremely important, given what's going on in the world. second, we have to protect our net neutrality. and i'm proud to have signed the first law in the united states by statute that will protect our net neutrality. third, we've got to look at the tax issue here. where working people are paying a disproportionate amount of the tax burden. there are many things we need to do to protect people in this new internet age and i look forward to being involved in those. >> i guess that's interesting and not really addressing what senator warren's bill, because one of the things about her -- her basic premise is amazon and companies like it are too big. do you think that amazon is too
big? do you think it should not be allowed to own whole foods? should not be allowed to own entities such as amazon marketplace or amazon basics? do you agree with that idea? >> i think that when you do antitrust law, you should set up the antitrust laws for the whole economy. not for one company. so i'm not sure the best route of determining antitrust law should be sort of rifle shots at one company that you decide you don't like. i'm not sure that's the best way for us to do business. but i do believe it's appropriate to have some review of our antitrust laws, given the changing economy. maybe there are things we can look on that. i'm not proposing any at the moment. but i don't think we should wait for that issue. we need to restrain some of these force that is are abusing our privacy, shutting off access to the net and having unfair tax advantages. and then this -- i will tell you about this about something i'm very concerned about. we need to stop corporations from blackmailing local communities to get giant tax give-aways where they'll move
out of town. pitting two communities against each other. i have some ideas how to do that. we cannot allow us to be subject to extortion just because a company threatens our jobs if you don't get $1 billion in tax breaks or a little less than $1 billion. so that something i do think we need to stop. i've seen communities be victimized by that. and it's not just amazon. every corporation in america looks for that. we have got to protect our local tax base. >> let's talk about climate change. first of all, what do you say to democratic voter who hears that your campaign is about climate change and they think, oh, well, then, he's not really serious about running for president. just trying to get an issue on the agenda. >> i would say several things. number one, i would say we are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change. and we are the last generation that can do something about it. and we have got one shot. and that's the next administration. we have to have this be the primary first, foremost and paramount duty of the next administration because the world is on favor. and we've got to act and we've got a climate denier in the
white house. a poll just came out in iowa saying climate change is the top number one priority tied with health care. and the third is, this is not a single issue. it is all the issues. look, if you care about the economy, the economy is now being ravaged by climate change. and the economic growth that we can have -- i've been on a tour looking at job creation going on. solar power in iowa, batteries in nevada. wind power in washington. so i've been on tour nationally looking at what a tremendous job-creating opportunity this is. this is a health issue. infectious diseases. national security issue. i met with admiral fallon in seattle who talked about the pentagon telling us what a national security threat it is and how we have trump trying to tear up the intelligence report. that's got to change. >> so let me ask you. even with all of this push on climate change, the most recent data from washington state from your own government shows emissions actually increased by 6% from 2012 to 2015. you took office in 2013. why were you not able to bring
emissions down in your state during that time? >> two reasons. we've had the hottest economy in the country so we have everybody moving to washington state. and when you have more people, you have more cars and the like. but we have done some good things. we have developed a wind industry from 0 to $6 billion in 12 years. we have the largest usage of electric cars in the country. we are moving forward in research and development, and yesterday or two days ago, we passed a bill that will give 100% clean electricity to folks. and we have three bills now moving from the legislature. but we do need to do more. there is no question about that. because we have to attain this beast. and when we do this, we know we can grow our economy. we've got the hottest economy in the united states. we're growing jobs in clean energy. jobs in clean energy today are moving twice as fast as the average in the united states. the number one job rate of growth in the united states is solar installer. number two is wind turbine technician. so we need to develop those policies. we're doing it.
now, one of the reasons we were delayed is we had republicans in control of the senate and we have a party that denies the existence of climate change. it's kind of hard. i just got a working democratic majority. that's why these bills are now moving. and he'll be back in three months and we'll pop the champagne cork. >> fair enough. last question. you're joining the most diverse democratic presidential field in history. our new cnn des moines register poll shows only 38% of likely democratic caucus-goers in iowa say they would be satisfied with a straight white male nominee. so why are you as a straight, white male the right person to lead the democratic party if there is so much skepticism from democrats in iowa? >> i think that i have a humility of a straight, white male that i have never experienced like many do. i've never been pulled over as an african-american teenager by an officer driving through a white neighborhood. i've never been a woman and been talked over in a meeting.
so i approach this with humility. and that's why i've been so dedicated through a 25-year public career of advancing justice in our society. of making sure that we have as much diversity as possible in the 2,000 people i've appointed. and we've done really well in that regard of making sure that people who work for me have to go through implicit bias training so they understand how implicit bias can discriminate. doing criminal justice reform where i just offered a pardon to 3,000 people with their marijuana convictions, because that's been part of the racial disparity that we have experienced, is because of the drug war. so during my time in office, i have been very, very committed to making this more just, open and tolerant society and one of the reasons washington is so successful. i was the first governor who stood up against the muslim ban. that got me -- just got my blood boiling. so i stand up against this anywhere i see it. >> governor inslee, good luck on the campaign trail. we'll see you out there. stay with us. the 2020 democratic field is putting diversity and youth in the spotlight.
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centrists speak to whatever they are doing. what i can speak to is what i've been doing. there are a number of great candidates. there really are. and i always like to jokingly say, may the best woman win. >> we got to be a part of this amazing thing in texas over the last two years. and it continues. and we just want to continue to be a part of it. >> democrats out in full force this weekend here at the south by southwest primary. as a new poll in the actual first voting state of iowa is giving us some insight into the state of the race, bernie and biden far ahead of other
candidates with senator elizabeth warren and kamala harris in third and fourth. let's discuss with our panel. i want to start with you, simone, as a democratic voter, although not an iowan, what do you make of the fact that the most diverse field of candidates ever and two old straight white men are leading the pack, joe biden and bernie sanders? >> i think it's so early, jake. i am someone that believes this is still largely due to name recognition. someone like bernie, someone like joe biden, they're very high name recognition. bernie hasn't even been to iowa yet, i don't think. >> i think he might have just been there. >> okay, he just went to iowa. so, look, democratic voters in iowa know them and they're looking to people that they know right now. but it's still very early. i think the polls to look at are post the first debate. >> post first debate. >> let's bring in congressman eric swalwell, potential candidate. you have not said what you're going to do, but no offense, you're under 1% in this poll.
>> room to grow. >> room to grow, that's fair. have you made up your mind? are you going to run? >> getting close. i was just in iowa last weekend. number one issue on the iowa poll is health care. and i saw across the state from west to dubuque that you see these hollowed out candy jars in gas stations where you have a flyer with a picture of someone in the community and that's their health care plan. the charity of a stranger at a cashier checkout. so people in iowa are saying we need a health care plan that covers everyone. and i think that is going to drive much of this debate as we go forward. >> linda chavez, let me ask you. there has been so much said about how the democratic party is lurching left in the energy. but this poll for joe biden, only 14% say he's too conservative. 64% want him to run. people perceive of him as being more moderate than the other candidates. does this surprise you? >> are no, it doesn't surprise . and i think there is a hunger
for a centrist candidate in this election. we've got the left wing well represented with bernie and with senator warren and others. and now we have obviously on the right president trump. and i think a majority of americans are not in either place. they want somebody more in the center, and i think somebody like joe biden may fit the bill. >> what do you think? who is the most challenging to president trump? you're a trump supporter. who do you fear would get the nomination for the democrats? >> someone who can withstand the far left flank of the democratic party would be most problematic for trump. the question that jumped out at me to your question to linda, at the very end of the poll, 56% of democrats in this survey said they would be very or mostly satisfied if the democratic nominee thinks the united states should be more socialist. this is starting to remind me a little of the 2016 republican field. you've got a candidate in there, sanders, who sais saying a lot things that the people of his party want him to say. and then you've got a lot of fragmentation out there in the rest of the field.
he could win iowa. he could definitely win new hampshire as a border state guy. and the rout could be on. so i think the combination of the left ward lurch with his organization and already strong position in iowa, i mean, he might actually be the front runner right now. not biden. >> that's certainly true. the race is really taking shape. we saw a bunch of candidates or potential candidates say they're not going to run this week, senator sherrod brown, former presidential candidate clinton, eric holder, former mayor michael bloomberg. >> jeff merkley. >> jeff merkley, senator from oregon. does this suggest to you that people are seeing that joe biden is in the race and it's not worth running? because he hasn't fully announced, but we all think he's going to. is that what's going on? >> i don't think it's -- i think perhaps for some folks, vice president biden is a factor. for a lot of folks, though, they're looking at time and money. and with 20-plus, 15-plus potentially people in the field,
you have to be able to raise the money. you have to have the time to go out there, speak to the voters and get across the country. and you have to have people to work for you, okay? so these are strategic decisions, i think, some folks are making. i think some of those people you named, all would be great presidential candidates. but we've got a good field this year. it's not done being filled out. but, look, i think the folks in the race right now are in the race because they think they can be president of the united states. the people that aren't are like maybe this isn't my time. >> one of the dynamics that is most interesting to me, and has a lot to do with the scrutiny that joe biden's record is going to get. he's been in office for literally decades. and has to do with the fact that senator joe biden, when he was senator, opposed busing. that's the efforts to integrate schools by bringing in people from different communities. very controversial at the time. biden in a recent story that came out in the "washington post" was quoted in the story in 1975 in delaware saying i do not buy the concept popular in the '60s which has said we have suppressed the black man for 300
years and the white man is ahead in everything our society offers. we must now give the black man ahead start or hold the white man back to even the race. kamala harris benefited from busing and integration. and she was -- i think in the -- >> in the second class. >> the second class integrated in her school in oakland, california. she was asked about those comments. she said, well, i don't know what he has said recently about those statements, but i'll speak on behalf of myself. there is no question that we need still to integrate the schools of our country. we had, and i was part of the second class in berkeley, california, public schools in the '70s. i do feel at some point she's going to have to confront joe biden in the '70s, because she was in the '70s being a child, in her view, benefitting. >> i wasn't alive when that decision was made. i would have supported it. let's look at the -- >> supported busing. >> let's look at the black experience today. black students who graduate college have more student loan debt than white students. it's a different criminal justice system for a young black man than a young white man. and black households see their wages are lower.
so these issues still persist. we're not doing enough today and busing wasn't enough then. and i think that's going to be atop of my issue. >> don't you think -- >> i think they are going to come to terms. and my guess is that biden is going to try to fudge it and try to say, well, you know, it was a different time then. and he's absolutely right about that. there were a lot of democrats at the time who were opposed to racial quotas in colleges and hiring and opposed to busing. that changed. but at the time that he had those positions, that was not out of the mainstream of the democratic party. >> so much going on this week. and obviously the democrats had to confront the comments made by congresswoman ilhan omar. i want you to listen to how president trump and house how speaker pelosi framed the issue of ilhan omar and her controversial comments. >> the democrats have become an anti israel party. >> they have become an anti jewish party. >> i don't think it watered down the anti sem m-semitic language
all. it strengthened it. it isn't about anybody who hates anybody. it's about people who act upon their hatred. >> she's talking about the resolution against hate. we only have about 90 seconds. i want to get you two into this. what do you think? >> i think the democrats spent all week stepping on rakes on this issue, watching them try to get their arms around this for the second time. it's really tragic. speaker pelosi said she had a different experience with words than the rest of us. i guess that's true, since most of us don't use anti-semitic words on a regular basis. i think the democrats have absolutely fumbled on this issue. and i sit out here and get fogged whenever donald trump messes up on these issues. and he does. and now the democrats are absolutely failing after flogging donald trump for two years. it is a disgrace. >> congressman omar should not have used the term allegiance. and i think she is feeling the brunt of that right now. but to suggest she is anti-semitic i think just isn't true. now donald trump, folks who live in glass houses should not be throwing rocks, jake. and that's all i have to say about that. >> we are a pro u.s./israel republican party.
nothing about that has changed. when we see comments like this, we're going to call them out. but we also can address some of the issues where this two-state solution needs to happen. we need to restore the aid the president has taken away from palestinians. while this is going on, we passed an update to the voting rights act and last week passed background checks. we're not going to be distracted by this. >> but not being able to speak out clearly against anti-semitism almost 60% of the hate crimes on the basis of religion were against jews last year and those crimes are up by 37%. the democrats should have been able to speak clearly and resolutely about anti-semitism. >> thank you so much for being here. i hope you have fun at south by southwest while i'm working at the town halls tonight. get there early, because their birther wing is filling up quickly. we'll take a peek inside the presidential twitter library here at south by southwest, next. at fidelity, we make sure you have a clear plan to cover the essentials in retirement,
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welcome back to "state of the union," the president's tweets on display right here at the south by southwest festival. >> what a great guy. >> at the donald j. trump presidential twitter library here at south by southwest, the exhibits are constantly hitting refresh. >> oh. that is -- i thought we had a tweet coming in. i was getting excited. >> after every 280-character glimpse into the president's mind. >> many people do forget about the haters and losers, but he will never forget about the haters and losers. >> happy father's day to all. even the haters and losers. >> comedy central's "the daily show" with trevor noah device into president trump's twitter feuds and highlights the old favorites like the cinco de mayo
taco bowl tweet with a plug for the trump tower grill. and appropriately framed in gold, a master work, the cofefi tweets. we know those who can envision those tweeting on a golden presidential throne. >> look at me. i'm donald trump, it's 2:00 in the morning. blah, blah, blah, blah. kim jong-un. >> or step up to the tablet and create your own mocking nickname. >> jake tapper's nickname, according to the trump generator, wimpy jake tapper. >> trevor noah believes president trump's twitter feed is the key to his appeal. >> he's almost a savant when it comes to his tweeting. there are tweets he has written about the future that have come true. he's predicted things. we just don't appreciate him. >> mostly about himself, though, unfortunately. >> yeah, well, that's genius, in my opinion. i mean, to tweet things about yourself as a future president and then it comes true is just like, you know? that's -- we have to honor that before we die. >> and these daily show correspondents think the president would be flattered but
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this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i am fareed zakaria. today on the show, under pressure. saudi arabia is under increasing pressure to come clean on the death of jamal khashoggi. a u.n. council called for all available information to be disclosed. will it mean anything? benjamin netanyahu is under pressure politically and legally. an indictment is looming and he might lose power in next month's