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telling us why mr. trump intends to fulfill his responsibilities. >> he is doing his job. he is doing what congress should be doing, he took an ocea oath f office, he gave congress a number of opportunities to address it, they have failed to do soy. the president is taking his constitutional authority, that congress granted him, he will make sure he does what is necessary to protect the people of this country, ser cur securer borders. >> we take up the president's commicommitment, his resolve tod the wall. the president's new budget propose spending that approaches $5 trillion and calls for 5% cut for domestic spending, boosts military spending by almost 5%.
and tonight we take up reality our military and under manned, under equipped and under funded. the administration warning germany there will be consequences if it uses huawei technology and equipment to build german's 5g network, john bolton explainingy o explainingt posed by huawei. >> it is significant. this is particularly applicable in fifth generation telecommunications. where the present of suspect material almost anywhere in the system not at the key communications nodes but throughout the system, can be used for espionage or disruption purposes. we're worried about compromisings security of sensitive american communications, really on a
global basis. lou: a lot to cover, we begin with our top story. president's new 2020 budget and spending plan calling for spending increases in military funding and border security. radical dimms reactinge immediately with mostly howls of protest as chief white house correspondent john roberts reports. reporter: the ink was barely dry on the new budget before democrats rip it as dead on arrival. the biggest complaint the president's request for billions for the border wall. >> overwhelmed at the southern border. in fiscal year 2020 budget. provides sizable funding of 8.6 billion for full completion of the wall. reporter: budget asks for 5 billion for the wall in the dhs budget, and 3.6 from defense and military construction budget.
new projects from custom and border protect as many as 58,000 people will be apprehended at the border this month, up to 70,000 in may. in a statement senator schumer and house speaker nancy pelosi insist that president will not get the money, pointing to recent shut down, saying congress refused to fund his wall, he was forced to admit dee meet and reopen the government, the same thing repeat itself. while president trump is increasing money for dhs and military, he proposed to cut in spending, 1.9 trillion of that come from mandatory spending, reforms to medicare and medicaid, savings on prescription drugs, discretionary spending cut by 50%, white house -- by 5%, white house said that thin budget wile by 2024. >> anything who is using
medicaid on food stamps or public housing would have to spend 1 20 hours a week, in job training or performing community service. lou: john roberts thank you. >> new signs tonight of the dimms in disarray, house speaker pelosi tellin telling "washingt" magazine, she does not' to impeach president trump, saying, i don't think we should go down that path, it divides the country, and he is just not worth it. her comments almost certain to uncover more -- remarks from radical freshman congres woman . they look at nancy pelosi's clash. >> in some cases, the here and
now. freshman congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez, says since she is frying sh fry tryis in charge. >> until you do it i'm the boss, how about that. >> making it difficult atmosphere for nancy pelosi to keep her democratic majority unified. alexandria ocasio-cortez against in spotlight over the week, sounds like she is not happy with status quo. >> where we are is not good, this idea of 10% better from garbage. is should not be what we settle for. reporter: sources say running house democrat can be like herding cats. >> no, it is a joy, it is what our founders intended elections every two years. reporter: there is grumbling that all democrat trouble come to 3 high profile freshman. alexandria ocasio-cortez, omar and talib, with social media
this is easy for them to disrupt and distract. >> the remarks made by a number of democrats and failed to be called out by democrat leadership is abhorrent. reporter: some acknowledge, they is take them off message. >> they are not priorities of the caucus, but how do we maintain focus of our agenda as a whole. reporter: the green new deals put some members in an awkward spot. >> behind scenes, there has been tension and bickers and a little bit the stop with speaker pelosi wants members to vote no on republican proposal turn mine her leadership. and her lieutenant telling members to vote how they must based on their district. >> the democrats, socialist wing of the party controls their own leadership. >> pelosi telling "washington post" she is not in favor of impeaching president trump, saying he is not worth it, that
like is to put her at odds with some high profile freshman and own committee chairs. lou. lou: all right. thank you. mike emmanuel from capitol hill. did you think you would hear those words, high profile freshman congressmen? >> joining us ed rollins, let's begin with the budget 4.7 trillion. a mammoth undertaking. >> i have been around dc since 1972, i was in the nixon administration, and every budget has been dead on arrival. this is nothing new. there are two important things, one is president is not backed away on his commitment to the wall. that is a pr priority that will continue to be a priority.
he and not backing away for the men and women in the defense department. lou: cutting social programs, 5%. that is one thing. raising military spending by 5%, that is a lot of money. but as for buy hind as this country -- as far behind as this country is as part primarily obama but also the bush administrations it will take us a while to close that gap with russia and the chinese. >> there is no question. the russians are on the move. and chinese are building a significant military force. those are regions of world we have to have our troops and our military, that costs a lot of money to have presence there with carriers and submarines and what have you. let alone the men and women who serve this country.
>> it is -- we owe ourselves to protect this nation, american people, this president has been leading on thisish issue from the very moment he said he was running for president. it is going to be a testify toue no matter. what. because ra radical dimms it is going to be interesting. >> thank you. lou: appreciate it. >> ed rollins, we'll have more from ed on radical left and by the way, the border wall as well. that is coming up. but still ahead, making the case for president trump author victor davis hanson joins me, taking up the historic accomplishments of this president and how that will likely translate to big success at the polls in 2020.
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lou: alexandria ocasio-cortez chris & pitt'al -- alexandria oe weekend in austin, texas. >> it means that we seek and prioritize profit and the accumulation of money above all else. we seek it at any human and environmental cost, that is what that means, to me that ideology is not sustainable and cannot be redeemed. lou: well there you have it. her comments may not be as far as many of us might think from the mainstream, a poll finding as al most 50% of young voter would refer living in a socialist country. for more on what is a left lurch
of the dimms. ed rollins, her remarks? >> if prior to becoming a member of congress, i congratulate her at 29 years of age. she worked in a bar. if she was a bar owner, it was a socialist bar, the bar would have been out of business real fast. the problem with the young people, they want this poll indicates, 75, 73% of them want free health care. 67% want free education, those two items alone add a couple more trillion to the budget. lou: as you read off the numbers there. i could not help but be struck with the fact, they may want
free education, that is just the value, the price they should be paying far too many of our students now, almost any level. we have a generation of people graduating from our public schools going to public universities. and private by the way as well, who just they are not being educated. there is no one talking about it. there is no discussion, i can't tell you the last time i heard betsy devos' name, not that she is the solution. but this is be animated public discussion about what we are doing to our young people, make them socialist or whatever, but they are being indoctrinated in a leftist ideology, but they are not being educated. >> i type of at a university, the department suffering the
most not just here, is the history department, no one studies history any more, few history majors and professo professorrors, if i don't know history. lou: there are schools that will not teach history period, no school history earlier than 1877 that is stunning. >> that is the problem, they don't know about what it took to get here, the young people, their expectations are so high, they don't understand where we have come. >> i am not sure even if they did, based on these numbers they would appreciate what is all that is preceded them, last 10 years in part this country has squandered so much of our wealth, made their lives and generation, a much more difficult road. our reaction to pelosi making
the decision there will be no impeachment. >> that is a smart political move on her part. i think that reality that young democrats want impeachment. but a big picture, you don't want to waste next two years lou: are you saying she not a strong enough speaker to stop this. >> she will not, unless the mueller report, which should be a clean slate, there will be too much pressure to to to do somet. lou: you think a venomous. >> they would make it a venomous attack on the president. lou: who is they. >> the democrats without facts or figures, they will sit there and hold their hearings. they will come in every day, and go after the president and president's family and any supporters and they will spend two years doing that, then they will pay the price in the presidential elect. lou: if the republican party does not learn to fight back.
>> they don't know how to fight. >> turnover whatever money is left, and say -- >> they don't know how do that. there are a few fighter, vast majority don't want to fight or don't -- you know. lou: have you another paul ryan in kevin mccarthy, he is out there making all these soft speeches, and remarks, nothing is happening, over in the senate, mitch mcconnell, has done well on judges. but he is not playing hardball, he is not playing tough. and it is not at walking -- not always clear who he thinks that president of united states. >> one thing, the president is more popular in kentucky, he is up for reelection in two years, than he is, he better hang to this president's shirt tails if he's to get reelected again. lou: ed roll ups with counsel for senate majority leader.
thank you, ed. >> thank you. lou: we would like to hear your thoughts, share your comments, follow me on twitter, and instagram. up next, president pushing for a bigger defense budget, is it enough to fend off rising global threats? general jack keane with us next. but before break, a look at national debt, there it is, 22 trillion, climbing, we'll be right back. stay with us.
71% of aircraft that will still mission able. 71%, just 270 of navy's 546 f-18 super hornets said doing mission camcapable. and 8 out of 31 army big aid -- brigade combat teams are fully ready for combat, joining us. retire four-star general, vice chief of u.s. army, fox business chief strategic analyst jack keane, thank you for joining us. i put these numbers up it should scare people. your thoughts. >> joint chiefs testified last year before the senate arm services committee, they all
confirmed if we have to fight a high-end conventional war against russia or china, we were at high-risk. two commanders, one that took over in the pacific admiral davidson. said there is no gor gore -- guarantee we could win a war against china. and nato said he is challenged by a war with russia in europe. it could have gone further than that statement. i know the facts. we -- how did we get here? because of 15 years of involvement in 9/11 wars. in afghanistan, in iraq. we let our conventional high-end capability atrophy as we fought people of low technology. those forces were not necessary. second, is the budget control sequestration it was
irresponsible, recessio recklest knee capped us. lou: what do we do now? president, we elected a president who is deeply troubled by what he witnessed as a civilian, now a president trying to make it right. how long do you estimate it would take to make certain this we regain the superiority we had at one time over russia? and china? >> it will take us 5 to 6 years of these budgets to dig us out of the hole, and achieve dominance again it would take 3 years after that. we need a bipartisan effort and commit to the united states maintaining its responsibility, i believe, as a global power in achieving peace and stability in the world. what this is about, when you get to it, we want to have deterrents against the rising
power in china and russia. as we did with soviet union for all those years. we ent want to have to fight that war, the way to avoid it, to have a capability, they see this real, and we would have the responsible to use it. lou: -- we would have the will to use it. lou: and north korea, what is this country to do? we see kim jong-un preparing to bring back to action at least one of his missile bases, we don't know whether a missile, icbm or rocket, right now that is what they are doing? >> yeah, well, i would not make much of it right now. that has been reported by private intelligence sources, united states government has the full story.
kim jong-un had to save some face, i think he blew it at this conference, going in with same deal he offered previous presidents, and he expectationed this president to take it. clearly the signs were he is dealing with a very different president, this president walked away. this is largely face safing on their part -- face saving on their part but i do not know for sure. lou: do you think they will save face across the trajectory of an icb over japan. >> if that is the case, then we're returning to crisis and crisis management and policy of aggravated of hotty -- hostility, that is where we were not past, i don't believe he will go there. his national interest brought
him to the table. we wants to move on from that and get some economic stability, it remains to be seen if he would denuclearize, but hopefully we're not going back to that policy of hostility and crisis. lou: hopefully xi jinping has the good judgment to use every influence at his disposal to make certain that kim jong-un does not go backwards. general, good to have you with us, appreciate it jack keen. >> good talking lou. lou: one of two women accused of killing north korea leader kim jong-un's half brother has been freed after two years in prison. , prosecutors unexpectedly dropped all murder charges
against her. >> up next, border officials bracing for a record number of illegal immigrants to cross into the country. , our next guest said that president trump is only one standing between the united states and socialism, author victor davis hanson will join me right after these quick messages, please stay with us.
>> customs and border protection expecting 178,000 illegal immigrants to enter the country between thousand and may, only 46,000 entered same period a year ago, president trump tweeting on the senate's upcoming vote said, republicans senator have a very easy vote this week, about border security and the wall, stopping crime, drugs and et cetera. it is an 80% positive issue, the dems are 100% united on a 20% issue. open borders, and crime. get off r's. >> joining us. victory davis hanson, senior fellow, at hoover institution. stanford university. national review, contributor and best selling author, his new book "the case for trump," great
to have you with us, we recommend this to our nation, a great book, a great author, a great american, so good to have you here. >> thank you for having he. lou: start with one of my favorite quotes to put it in context, you wrote -- from never before, in the history of the presidency, had a commander in chief earned a ain't antipathy,e majority of holders of nation's accumulated personal wealth and permanent federal bureaucracy. i am not sure who wasn't in that alignment, that array, assembled against this president. but you nailed it. it is incredible to think it persists more than two years after he was sworn into office.
>> yeah, i think, you know for a guy who was supposed to be a renegade, 80% of his message of standard conservatism. deregulation, and more energy. but 4 or 5 of those issues that we probably agree oyou have to have sovereignty, that meant you have to close the border and address china in a way no party had done before. then the interior of country was not to be written off, not just the industrialize or wasteland it could be recouped. then these optional military engagements woo did not translate to strategic advantage, that is what got the republican people pretty upset, and the left was angry because he was not supposed to win, it was to be a 16 year, obama-clinton. and you add a lot of us thought that republicans played by marcus of queens berry rules of
the past, whatever trump was he would not do that, he would fight back it was a perfect storm of anger at him. but it was not impier call, they -- empirical, they did not like at record in first 24 months, it is amazings economic renaissance we're enjoying and finally a foreign policy team he is more comfortable with, and doj is improving, things are approving in with the way he is governing. lou: you have to go back, to, i would like to hear your thoughts, he stands as resolute and determined as any wartime general i think this the country's history against what is an assault from every
quarter, every direction that is sustained, relentless, and vicious. he does not show one sign as far as i have been able to detective that he is in anyway weakened, distracted from what he sees as his agenda and the direction he will take this country. >> i think you are right. a figure that whatever does not kill him makes him stronger. we have not seen anything that has -- just think of it, they sued means opposition, they sued on the voting machine. they tried to get him on 25 amendment, and warp the lur the electoral colleagues that's correct wen-- they went after hn testimony, and the assassination cheap talk from celebrities how to decapitate him, and the
coverage from media, we have never experienced anything like that. lou: i can't imagine any president, how any one of them would have reactioned in the midst of what is a fifth column within his own administration, his own white house working every day, to under cut him, subvert him, block his agenda, , obstruct, resist along with others outside of those walls. >> that is a good point, there is also a historical ignorance, we don't know history much any more, trump's first two years are well within parameters of presidential compartment. i don't think these critics have any idea what we know about
lbj and the white house or jfk in white house not to mention bill clinton or harry truman or fdaccidentdr, they we, some conducted affairs with women, they did certain things financially that would not be tolerated today had, but the idea today they of president, they are good enough, they don't have to be perfect to be effective. trumtrump reminds me a little bit of truman, he came in he was a little salty. truman integrated armed forces and created cia, recognize -- they were all foes, whether you feel good or bad. they were highly controversy, he said give it the buck stops here, give them hell harry. i think that trump is a lot like that he will be judged differently than he is now in the future. lou: i think you are right. it is interesting, you don't hear anything saying now, oh, my
clucking away. oh, my goodness, he should be more presidential, he established a new standard for what president at means in terms of actually achieving things, and by the way in which i believe he is, a historic president already. but he has achieved in two years, you never hear anyone criticizing national left wing media members of congress saying they are not being congressional or the judges who are activists and frankly ideological bad dogs -- mad dogs many of them. 4678 yo. you hear they don't say he or she is not being judicial. >> i think we also have to recalibrate what constitutes qualifications, we have an idea you had to be in experience with brookings or hoover institution
or a particular degree, that is not really the expertise that is successful in the real world 4678 he almost redefined morality, it a moral act to get 3% gdp, and a record unemployment low, that affects millions of lives. lou: the word americ . >> not pushing that. >> i think -- >> i'm sorry. >> i think so. >> with that -- >> i think there is something tragic about trump in a sense he is doing as yo all these, he kne is go not getting credit, he ist 4treated fairly.
lou: if you do the right thing -- rises aboved need for a thank you. his standards of his. he knows the forgot confident men and women of this -- forgotten men and women of this country do appreciate what he is doing, that will be reflective, i believe in the vote of 2020, great to see you, come back soon, we want to re mend recommr book again. >> thank you, lou. lou: victor davis hanson, a very important book, "the case for trump," we recommend it, highly indeed. >> up next, trump administration with a stern warning for germany if they use huawei to build their 5g network. stay with us. guys, it's that time... and nothin's happenin'.
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network there will be consequences. >> i think that is funny, we're pushing free market, but we're strong arming them with our allies. but you have to, china is known to be a bunch of bad actors, until they mov they -- prove th. lou: i thought you would say germany. >> perhaps that is there as well. i would love to see them take the approach on ip side. china filing all patents trying to be a world leader, why not say we'll go with germany and other allies, say we're not enforcing your ip unless do you it, i like that idea of getting together with our allies putting pressure on. lou: james? >> i think if you want to get huawei out of this business, with our allies, you have to put pressure on them, they are offer a cheap solution. i think that is temps to a country like -- tempting to a country like jer germany that hs
not built out brand band internet that works leak w likee have. >> interesting two countries involved in this. germany and china. china is carrying out a mark -- mark tilist -- mercantilist. they demand they will do something nice for us. take our products as many as they you know can use. germany has been carrying out a mercantilist trading policy for decades now, we're -- we have suffered through it. it is an interesting position. president is the first one. first president, to point out that we were absolutely
squandering we'llsquandering wed opportunity and economic growth, it is stunning he still has to lecture people about the problem. >> i think because it is so difficult, everyone in the country look for an easy solution. >> who are those snowflakes? >> apparently everybody, lou. this say rive remarkable. this would be historical, it would change the way that china does business in the world. lou: and itf not -- if not, historic in another way. >> i would put germany and china in different categories. lou: look at their trade surpluses. >> difference between free country, a free economy and dictatorship running a controlled economy. that why the dictator ship in beijing will be difficult to get a deal with.
lou: "wall street journal" is acknowledging that china is a communist state. >> 100% true. lou: excellent. >> i think our approach should be if xi jinping is afraid to silt down with the president because he is not sure the outcome of the dit discussion. if he does not top d not want ta trade deal, we should be recruiting entrepreneurs of china, who are tired of living under government control to invent things here in united states. lou: would that be part of the negotiating deal with xi jinping? >> i don't think that would be. lou: i love, rather than put americans in 20% of/8 in some of best universities, that are now held by for foreign nationals it would be lovely way to build if you will intellec intellectual l and invasion.
-- innovation. >> the president has been talking about our need for talent, and economy -- >-- >> i am supportive of this country right now, getting to balances and reciprocal trade asap. >> thank you, lou. lou: we're i switched to liberty mutual because they let me customize my insurance, and as a fitness junkie, i customize everything. like my bike and my calves. liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
lou: president trump's budget proposal calling for a $300 billion increase in defense. >> we want to have a deterrence against the rising powers in china and russia. we don't want to have to fight that war. the way to avoid that war as history as proven is to have a capability that they see as real that would impose costs on them and two that we would have the
will to use it. lou: that's it for us tonight. . . . lauren: it is tuesday, march 12th. the trump administration taking new action in venezuela, ordering all americans to leave the u.s. embassy there. the breaking developments and the major warning opposition leader juan guaido has for far left democrats right here at home. pressure mounting on boeing as more countries ground its 737 max 8 planes. some lawmakers here calling for all of of the planes to be grounded after the faa says they're still safe to fly. and leaf tating keys and pickup bed movie screens, the new futuristic cars about to hit the