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♪ ♪ i'm michael smerconish a really big story has just broken. the saudis are threatening billions in u.s. investments in american courts to hold them responsible for 9/11. is the saudi action driven by their concern that the 28 kroous crucial pages from the award may finally be released. the co-chair from that committee is here and donald trump is angry saying the delegate system is rigged to ignore actual voters. does he have a point? plus, behind the scenes in the gop delegate fight, i'm going to talk to sean spicer, ted cruz' delegate wrangler and two members of the rnc rules committee. but first, stunning news today on the front page of the new
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york times, poll lizzer prize winner said it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars worth of american asset ifs our congress passes a bill to allow the saudi government to be held responsible for the attacks on september 1 11. the article states the obama administration has been lobbying on the side of the saudis and this comes four days before president obama travels to saudi arabia and raises a concern i have often spoken about. an inexcusable lack of transparency. here is what you need to know. the 2004 report of the 9/11 commission concluded there was quote no evidence that the saudi government as an institution orsen your officials funded the organization of the 9/11 plot. but two 9/11 commission members, former senator bob carry and former navy secretary john layman have told me that the
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commission did not exonerate saudi arabia and before the work of the 9/11 commission, there was a 2002 joint congressional inquiry into the attacks perpetrated by 19 hijackers, 15 of whom were saudis as was the mastermind osama bin laden. 28 pages from that report have never been publicly released and some who have read them say they site evidence saudi officials living in the united states played a key role in the plot. the allegation is that a saudi government agent named omar provided assistance to 9/11 hijackers. president obama long promised to unseal the documents but hasn't and that's a disgrace. never forget that's the refrain we repeat with regard to events of september 1 1 but until there is full disclosure, the words
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are an empty promise made to the victims and families. i'm joined by a key player, bob gram the former governor of florida and chair of the senate committee and co-chaired the congressional inquiry. would you react, senator, to the news the saudis made this threat? >> michael, i'm outraged but not surprised. the saudis have known what they did in 9/11, and they knew that we knew what they did, at least at the highest levels of the u.s. government. and they have been acting because we have taken no response to their complicity in the murder of 3,000 americans with a sense of impunity they could do anything they wanted to with no sanction and now, that impunity has expanded to their trying to lobby the highest levels of the white house and the congress to preclude their being in a court of law
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determination as to whether saudi arabia was a co-const co-conspirator. >> complicity is an awfully strong word for you to use. why would the obama administration lobby congress on the side of the saudis in this dispute? >> i can't answer this question and that's a question that should be asked. i hope that this disclosure, as well as the statement that was made earlier in the week that they were -- are in the final stages of reviewing the 28 pages to make a determination as to whether that should be disclosed will motivate administration to change its policies and say our primary responsibility is to protect the citizens of the united states of america and in this case, the citizens who suffered the grievance loss of 9/11 for which they have
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received no justice. >> senator, you know that the saudis have said we, too, want the 28 pages released. i've always thought that was a smoke scene. doesn't this story today where they are threatening to sell their assets in the united states, doesn't that show that they are doing so because they don't want the 28 pages released? >> i think what the saudis had was an understanding with the united states that whatever the saudis indicated they wanted was a sham, that what they really wanted was to keep this matter away from the american people and that they would use the commitment of the united states government to do so as their cover to say we want to have the full information disclosed and let me say one other thing, michael -- >> please, go ahead. we talk about the 28 pages. they are important but there are thousands of other documents,
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which relate to the role of the saudis in 9/11, which have also been with held. i think the president ought to make a commitment to release all the information to be totally transparent with the american people as to what the saudis did so as we go through a rocky period, at least all sides will be dealing with the level of truth as to what actually happened. >> i expect that if i, as an american citizen should be afforded the opportunity to read the 28 pages, that i won't see a smoking gun but it's a principle of transparency that's driven mied a va my ed a va advocacy for this. >> i agree with your first point, transparency but there is material in the 28 pages and volume of other documents that
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would indicate there was a connection at the highest levels between the kingdom of saudi arabia and 19 hijackers. i believe that the plot would not have occurred but for the support and protection that they -- that the hijackers were voo receiving -- >> wow. >> -- primarily from saudi a rain ya. >> that is quite a statement. did they cut a deal to try to keep terror outside their border? >> yes and part of that deal was to spread that extreme form of islam through mosques and through schools and the result of this is that they have been supplying to terrorists organizations now for three decades a constant flow of
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particularly young male saudis and others from places like pakistan who have been trained in jihad, who have been -- have seen concepts like tolerance and compromise be smerched and therefore the terrorist organizations have had the dual benefit of saudi money and saudi trained recruits. >> senator gram, thank you for being here. thank you for your courage. i appreciate it. >> thank you very much, michael. >> terry strada's husband worked in the 9/11 center and they have been pushing to punish the saudis. this did not come as a surprise because you were questioned for this story, is that fair to say? >> yes, i was interviewed. >> react to it. >> i'm shocked.
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do the saudi haves that much influence on the government and calling the shots in washington d.c.? are we really not able to past legislation in the congress because of the saudis. it's unbelievable. >> i said at the outset that president obama has on a few occasions said that he would release these documents. back me up on that. >> yes, that's absolutely true. shortly after he took office he made a promise to the 9/11 family member and when osama bin laden was taken out, he made a promise to the second family member he would release the 28 pages. >> it makes you wonder if they are going to play hardball with us on this issue, how loyal a supporter are they in our fight against isis? >> that's a good question. you know, that's a second threat they are making beyond taking billions of dollars out of our economy and threatening to not assist us in the fight with isis. that's ludicrous. they need us more than we need them. >> it's the morning of september 11. tom is on the 104th floor of the north tower. he's working for canner
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fitzgerald and actually called you. >> yes, he did. >> and said -- >> the building is on fire. we've been hit by an airplane and we're going to go to the stairwells and try to get out and there is a lot of smoke and said things that are personal and it was horrifying. >> ever thereafter, many of us not personally impacted with the loss of a life, you know the refrain, never forget but i said it's an empty promise. if there are documents out there that we still haven't seen and aspects of this story that we haven't been told, what's the pitch you want to make to the white house? >> absolutely. first of all, stand by your promise and release the 28 pages. the 9/11 families have a right to know and so do the american people. we can't get a full understanding what is going on right now with terrorism unless we know what happened prior to 9/11 and how it came about and the network existed and money was being transferred. really, please, stand by your promise and get the truth out there like senator gram said and we can deal with it on a
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truthful level. right now we're dealing with secrets and things being hidden and they are trying to block legislation, which all our legislation does is give the courts jurisdiction to hear our case. that's all it does and look what they are doing, they are freaking out. >> final question. i'm about to pivot to the 2016 election which is the dominant story around us. >> right. >> do you have a champion among this field on this issue? have any of the five remaining picked up your cause and said terry strada, i'm releasing 28 pages if president obama doesn't. >> trump has said that. senator cruz is a sponsor of our bill, the justice against sponsors of terrorism act, so i'm sure he's supporting our legislation -- >> let's get them all on the record. all five of them on the record so we can bring this to some conclusion. >> yeah, i'd like to hear what hillary clinton -- >> i want it from all five. >> she signed a letter in 2003 asking george bush to declassified -- >> as she been supportive
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therefore? >> nothing. >> hold they are feet to the fire. thank you. >> i will. >> tweet me on this and evening about to unfold and i'll read some of the best. as i mentioned to terry, donald trump says the gop nomination process is rigged against him. does he have a point? true gop insiders are here with me next. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. he's just happier when he's playing. but he's terrible. for the strength and energy to keep doing what you love, try new ensure enlive. only patented ensure enlive has hmb, plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. and its clinically proven formula helps you stay you. oh. nice shot. new ensure enlive. always be you. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed.
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decide. it sounded defensive and saying each process is easy to understand for those willing to learn it. ultimately falls to address questions i have, the author of the memo chief strategist and communications director sean spicer. hey, sean, it seems like you have a mute knee on your hands. >> it's a process we've used for more than a decade and the rules each state and territory would follow last october and there is a latchup sometimes sam pacampa haves to do. >> he said it's rigged. the front runner wrote typically a republican or kill and said the process is rigged. >> no question, it's complicated but fair and transparent. for decades going on the
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century, abraham lincoln, it's a process that worked for diagnostic eisenhower. donald trump got 37% of the vote and 45% of the delegates and doing pretty well. he went into a state like florida with 99 delegates. he won them all because he was the highest vote getter and the state was winner take all. if you talk about fairness, a lot of these candidates don't complain about the states until they lose him? what he sees is the party sure planting the will and role of the electret. doesn't he make a legitimate point? >> no, he didn't. the republican party is more democratic. the democrats have superdelegates, one-fifth are unelected party bosses. >> shouldn't a candidate who arrives in cleveland with the most wins, the most votes, the most delegates lead as your nominee? >> well, i think traditionally
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that's been the case but again, that's like shouldn't the person who gets five out of the six numbers win powerball? no. you need 1237 delegates to win our nomination. a majority wins, not plurality. this isn't horse shoes -- >> but sean -- >> yes. >> it's just us talking. if you come out of cleveland and don't have this guy's constituency, you lose in the fall. >> well, first of all, we don't do anything. this is the will of delegates. there is 2400 plus delegates that are elected at the grass roots level. it's them. all this talk about party boss in the establishment. people have to understand the people getting elected from coast-to-coast are people that were elected at the congressional level or statewide to represent the people of their state and county. our job is purely as a faci facilitator to make sure we have a process open and transparent
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and up to the delegates and majority of the delegates at every single vote to decide what we want as a platform, what rules we want as a committee and what nominee we want as a party. those delegates and their will carries the day in every circumstance. >> okay. but to my point, you need the trump constituency to win the white house. >> sure. we need the cruz constituency and rubio -- we need the kasich. we need the paul. we need all of it. there is not a constituency. we lost the last two elections, in politics you win by addition, not subtraction. we need that plus to win. there is no question we need to be unified. i get it. this isn't a game of horseshoes. if the delegates select an individual with the majority of the vote, that's who that nominee will be, plain and simple, no ifs, ands, and buts. it's up to the delegates that come together and make their
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voice heard. >> sean spicer, thank you, as always. >> thank you, michael. so, i just heard sean spicer tell me the nomination is up to the delegates. that's why delegate math is the overriding issue for the campaigns and behind the scenes maneuvering could make the difference. joining me now, the man working the case for ted cruz, the former attorney general of virginia now cruz' delegate operations director. you would concede, i hope, that ted cruz can't get there on ballot number one. he can't get to 1237 on the first ballot. >> no, you're thinking of bound delegates. there is an awful lot of bound delegates in the convention. pennsylvania, west virginia for instance and from other states, as well. there are going to be a bach of unbound delegates and we're going to go after those immediately. we're not going to wait until later ballots. >> right. that's my point.
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i do understand the rules because i'm a pennsylvaniaen. let me ask the question differently. do you believe ted cruz on ballot number one can receive the requisite 1237 votes? >> yes, that is possible. >> do you believe delegates have an obligation where it's a beauty contest and unbound, do you believe a delegate how old have the obligation to vote the will of their congressional district? >> i think they should vote as they campaign. there are people running and saying i'm a cruz delegate. if you vote for me, i'm voting for cruz. there are a lot of other people running in pennsylvania saying if you vote for me, i'm going to vote the way my district votes. if that's what you want, there are people saying that. the most important thing to me as an american citizen is they tell the truth and do what they say they are going to do. that's what i want to see. >> mr. cuccinelli, you know in a state like mine on the
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republican side, there is no designation. maybe the guy leaf letting saying i'm for ted cruz, when you close the curtain, there is no indication how they will cast the ballot. i think you're saying you don't have to necessarily follow who wins the congressional district in your eyes. you want to pick up the support, none ttheless nonetheless. >> don't put words in my mouth. i think pennsylvania's system is a lousy system -- >> me, too. we agree. >> i really do because it's awfully hard for a voter to implement, you know, to make a decision and know it's what they want. they have to do an awful lot of research and do an awful lot of preparation and frankly, we expect them to do that because that's the system you-all have and it's the one we all have to work with. so we're going to, you know, support those delegates running who say they are supportive of ted cruz like donald trump will do the same for those who say
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they will support donald trump. it's perfectly legitimate and fair. is it chaotic? it is. >> broader based, not just pennsylvania and of course, new york is this coming tuesday. you would agree the nomination if you win it is worthless is a legitimate process. do you have a concern donald trump's comments in the past couple of days are undermining your ability to be perceived as winning it legitimately if you can get there? >> well, there is no question that donald trump since he has no grass roots campaign has turned his media campaign, which he does have a good version of to essentially an intimidation effort and part of what he's doing is try to delegitimize the process and do that with comments that he has said riots
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in the sweet and did the got swept because they didn't participate effectively even though it was open to participate. those are the tactics the team is turning to. intimidation, it's third world banana republic and they are relying on the appearance of delegitimatization to scare people to vote for him and we're not going to fall for that. when we talk to delegates, what we find is they are offended by that. they are offended by that. >> today, of course, wyoming, casting ballots. donald trump not even in the state of wyoming. looks like you're going to have a big day. >> you know, this is a pattern, last week end ted cruz went to colorado. donald trump pulled out. the weekend before, ted cruz went to north dakota, donald trump was nowhere to be seen. this weekend ted cruz is in wyoming and where is donald trump?
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after we win, colorado, he'll c complain about it. we win, we whines. seems to be a pattern. >> victory in new york, fair is fair. ? nowhere have you seen the cruz campaign whine about the outcome. we're playing by the rules and doing it well because voters express then selves that way and that's how we're winning, we are convincing american voters to support ted cruz. >> cuccinelli, thank you for your time. no whining, that's one campaign's point of view and for the rule makers, you may not have heard from the two men you're about to meet but they could decide the nominee and possibly the next president. they are members of the all important rnc rules committee that meets in florida and has the ultimate say about the super
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complicated delegate rules. rnc chair reince priebus, he wants the rules to say how they are but solum is pushing to rewrite the rules to give more power to individual delegates. >> glad to you both. did you ever think when you acre cemented the assignment, the rules committee had as much an appearance? >> absolutely. >> really? >> yes, because the rules can't dictate. you put in a rule that says you have to have eight states to be nominated and we had one person in nomination. so yes, yes, e wouwe always kne rules would be important. there is such sensitivity,
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especially with donald trump's comments whether or not things are getting rigged, about whether we should change any rules and there is a sense of the committee we really shouldn't change any rules so late in the process. >> you just referenced eight states, rule 40 -- >> i was. >> rule 40 b, you correct me if i'm wrong because you're the guy on the committee you got to win majority of the delegates in eight states or can't be considered for the nomination. that would mean john kasich, unless things change won't be due any consideration. should rule 40 b be changed? >> first of all, you're technically not right. really what the rule says is you must demonstrate support of a majority of the delegates of eight states, not that you won them. >> how else do you demonstrate? >> oath or verification. you don't have to have won the state is my point. it doesn't matter because the affirmative threshold is 1237. if someone votes for anyone other than the front runner and don't get to 1237, that's the
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equivalent of a no vote and so at the end of the day, the 1237 is what is going to control that outcome. >> actually, i agree with randy, that the rule should not be changed, known as 40 b. but at the same time, if we're going to do that, we must have transparency because we're operating in a super charged political environment. we could bring up the convention and republican party, that's my concern. >> the single greatest threat to us is we can't get this done in four days. we think about the process every delegate is formitted and filibuster, whatever, you have the opportunity for a group of people that say i will never support donald trump or never support ted cruz to hijack the process by a simple filibuster. >> gentlemen, you heard me speak to sean spicer. i said to him it seems like you have a mute knee on your hands.
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is donald trump a run away train as a front runner? >> i don't think so at all. we got a long ways to go to see. i believe if he gets past 1100 the momentum will push him over the top and easy to cobble together people on the winner's team. on the other hand, i believe if he gets below 1,000, we'll have a wide open convention and probably at the end of the day suspend the rules in order to get to a nominee. >> so i'm clear, if trump gets to 1100 it's over. you're saying at 1100 the momentum would be such i believe he gets to 1237. >> that's right. i call it the bandwagon effect. if you ever notice, the closer the winner gets to the finish line, the more people helping push them along and you'll be surprised at how many people who have been insiders forever suddenly see this is the only ticket to being the train with this outsider and they will jump on the train. >> mr. yu, are you considered -- >> michael. >> i'm questioning you as a member of the rules committee.
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you want to win surely you're concerned that donald trump wrote this op ed in the wall street journal and is now at odds calling this a process that's rigged. >> that means we need a transparency again. as a matter of fact, i disagree with what randy said. the threat is delay, delay, delay. the real threat is lack of transparency and chair make decision on his own without majority of the delegates and you brought up the convention and brought up the republican and you lose in november. i want to win, as well. so that's why my disagreement is in november by respecting the majority. >> mr. evans, respond to that. >> solomon man and i have been on the rules committee together and on the same page. i don't think you can change the rules of the game in the middle
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of the game so -- >> randy, randy, no, we are not changing the rules of the game. we bring more transparency to the process and that's more important and you and i agree we're not going to change the roots and stay whatever we do, we the empowered and delegates, majority of them to make the decision to be in power. >> all right. at the end of the day, the delegates will have the opportunity. if they want that increased level of transparency, that will be an option available to them -- >> no -- >> we should dictate in advance. >> i disagree. randy. here is the reason, michael, the reason --
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>> mr. evans, i'll give you the final word. >> we need to plan for both possibilities. >> i have to say, gentlemen, from the outside looking in i think we've just seen in a snapshot in a window that you have given to us here on cnn the difficulty that is faced by republican national committee members in resolving this frame work before cleveland. >> thank you for having us and thanks solomon for bringing the point. >> thank you for being here. going to be an interesting summer, that's the take away from those two gentlemen. tweet me your thoughts. coming up, voters are angry about the economy and candidates trying to appeal to them by attacking the rich or president obama or the gop. who is really to blame? is a tweet. >> voters of each state should
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a rigged economy where the rich get richer and everybody else get poorer. >> we lose the every single facet. >> longer hours for lower wages. >> we're going to bring jobs back to our country. >> disastrous trade policy. >> jobs are going down the drain. >> shut down plants in flint and move to china and mexico. >> they go to mexico. they are going to china. >> after -- >> after -- >> corrupt campaign finance. >> bought and sold by their special interest. >> the american people have a right to be angry.
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>> we've had it. we've now had it. >> as those clips show, one thing that the outside candidates, trump and sanders agree about is anger about the economy and the rich getting richer but who's to blame? president obama or the fact that during his term the republican controlled congress has been taking any legislation that would help the working class. the chair of president obama's counsel of economic advisors who is a professor at the booth school of business. professor, are they strange bedfellows or commonalities between trump and sanders offering in terms of economic propels? >> it's kind of an interesting point. i think there are certain parallels but they are definitely strange bedfellow. >> in what reforwagardregard? >> in the regard i don't think they like each other at all. if you ask the two candidates if you ask sanders what do you think about trump or trump what
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do you think about sanders? they would say i can't stand him on several diagnosis, it does seem like they are pointing to some of the same things. >> there is a lot said in this cycle about the voter anger that exists and who is to blame for t plyte of middle-aged working guys, i know you read the ratner piece where he said you can blame the gop because he tworted efforts to boost the plooit of those individuals. >> i think that's way over simplistic. as much as i wish the republicans had passed the policies that obama proposed, but it's worth remembering that their rise in inequality has been going non-stop in the u.s. since the late '70s.
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so i think there are some bigger forces at work and i don't actually think that's what led to the rise of trump. i think maybe you could give that explanation to the supporters of sanders, though, i would emphasize it's mostly young people who have a lot of young supporters, not really middle-aged white guys upset. in trump's case, i think it's got this whole social dimension that is not -- it's not primary about economic wages that, as i say, have been trending this way for decades. i think it's about what happened to a world in which guys like us, you know, female talk show hosts don't ask questions and challenge us in public and protesters don't come to our meetings. what happened to a world where we kind of run things and people do as we say? and that world is not coming back. i mean, the demographics have changed in this country and so i
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think there is a permanent anger of the trump people that's not going away. >> is the short version that a common denominator of the technical revolution and globalization have really driven the loss of jobs in that part of the economy? >> i think so. and i think the technology part has been much bigger component than -- if you asked essentially sanders is making the argument that banks have caused the problem and trump is making the argument that it's foreigners of every stripe, immigrants and trade and i don't think either of those is really the big. >> let me ask you about another presidential candidate. ted cruz, my understanding is that when he was at princeton and you were at yale, you debated. how do you get him on a debate stage? >> i used to beat up on the debate and my goodness, if ted
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becomes president every year at the very least and all the time i used to tease him. the thing was at that time i don't know him that, i usually found if i made fun of him that would work. >> i know austin is far removed from donald trump economic propels and you got to give trump credit on the debit stage against cruz given who he was with the exception of the team at yale. >> there is something to that. i think there is something definitely to that from the second donald trump showed up on the scene, i described it and i don't think i'm wrong. i said look, the thing is the reason trump is succeeding is that he scratches a certain itch
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and some itches shouldn't be scratched in public and that remains true. if anyone figures a way to take trump's delegates, it's ted cruz. >> thank you. the new york primary is tuesday. candidate haves been riding the subway and wearing hats and eating in diners. the new york post endorsed donald trump and i'll talk to the veteran political reporter fred dicker and we've got more tweets. does my individual vote mean anything as a pennsylvaniaen? some delegates can vote against what the public wants. we have an outrageous system in pennsylvania. the delegates aren't tethered to the vote results and that's wrong. ♪ try your favorite ranch with a fresh taste so crisp, you'll be surprised it doesn't crunch. hidden valley cucumber ranch.
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new york's primary saturday is huge for them. it will prove crucial. joining me now veteran reporter frederick dicker of the new york post. fred, who among them is the real new yorker? whose got the most street credit? >> there is no one but if there is one, it's donald trump i would think. everybody would agree. he has the brashness, the pedigree. he comes out of the queens and manhattan and certainly identified nationally with certain new york characteristics, which i think ted cruz had unpleasant things to say about. >> i was surprised by the tone of the post editorial. i wasn't sure if it was really embracing him or not because your paper seemed to endorse what donald trump could be theoretically, not who he is today. >> yeah, i mean, they say donald trump is a work in progress, that it was certainly with trump proving certain things and i would point out the endorsement
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was for the primary. >> right, they said he needs to be better informed and less thin skinned and i'm thinking okay, ms. lincoln, the play was okay, right? >> michael, people are walking around new york all saying that. all the candidates are floored. you don't find much enthusiasm for hillary clinton and to the extend bernie sanders supporters are excited, the more well informed ones know many of bernie sanders positions would be a disaster for new york including the attacks on wall street which produces about 20% of new york state's personal income tax revenues. >> quick final thought, i'm sympathetic to the trump kids who can't vote. i think those rules are outrageous. i know others have criticized them but you don't -- you shouldn't have decide nine months in advance that you want to reregister as a republican. >> well, look, the rules in new york which a lot of people consider overly restrictive were designed to strengthen the party system. why should people for instance that don't belong to the republican and democratic party
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