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>> . jon: here's the good news, you made it to thursday and just five days now before the first crucial primaries in the race for the white house for republican candidates you up for their final face-offthe night before voters head to the polls. hello, i'm jon scott . jenna: and i'm jenna leeperiod every day feels like a small piece of history that rings true for me. jon: you have a big deadline looming. jenna: 100 delegates at stake tuesday, that's where we are looking forward to march 15 in those contests that could make or break the two campaigns we are watching senator marco rubio and john kasich both needing to win in florida and ohio. those states are winner take all of your victories would
move them closer to the with frontrunners donald trump and ted cruz. democrats getting ready to face-off tonight in florida. john? >> good morning people i know it seems like i say this every time but this could be there most significant debate so far this primary season. candidates getting their final arguments before a primary tuesday to dramatically alter the state of this race in florida. donald trump hold a commanding lead over marco rubio in the latest polls but ever the lightning rod for controversy, trump was back in the headlines today for an answer he gave last evening when asked if he thought that islam was at war with the west. >> i think islamhates us . there's something there that, there's a tremendous hatred there. there's a tremendous hatred. we have to get to the bottom of it. there's an unbelievable hatred of us in islam go you're going to have to figure that out pickup. reporter: many politicians will
say radical islam they believe is at war with the west but not many politicians will say they believe that islam overall is as a religion hates the west and it's a question that may come up in tonight's debate. the next debates for marco rubio or do or die. he is in grave danger of losing his home state rubio believes some of his troubles in recent contests were the result of the insult the taxi launched against donald trump a couple weeks ago. he told megyn kelly he now wishes he hadn't done that. >> i do it differently, i really would and the reason, my kids were embarrassed by it, my wife didn't like it. that's not what my campaign is going to be about. [applause] reporter: a big aspect of voting in florida is early voting.
people love the absentee voting. 857,000 republican absentee or early votes have been cast. that is more than 50 percent of all the republican votes cast in theprimary back in 2012. a monmouth pole has marco revealed leading in the early voting , 48 23 but that same poll finds among people who have not voted, 42 26 lead for donald trump. if those numbers are accurate, florida may be a little closer than the recent polls would suggest. jenna: john, thank you very much. jon: as john reported brand-new numbers out of florida. take a look at these fox news polls that show donald trump eating senator marco rubio by 23 points in rubio's home state. still, the florida senator told our megyn kelly he is staying in the race. >> i have never discussed dropping out with anyone on my team or anyone on the planet earth. anyone on any plan for that matter. i am not dropping out of this race. we're going to be in this race and fight this thing until tuesday, we're going to win florida and we are going to go on. jon: joining us now, david
drucker, political correspondent for the washington examiner. if he's wearing his rose-colored glasses i suppose he may be able to look at those numbers and see a way to eat out avictory but it doesn't look likely for senator marco rubio in florida. those are likely gop voters in the coming primaries . >> look, whenever a candidate is trying to fight an uphill battle and come from behind and when you can't think you might lose because it could have an impact on your voters and whether or not people should turn out or bother voting for you. i can't fault the candidate are trying to stay positive. i think rubio is fighting through some of the worst negative momentum i can recall seeing for a candidate ever and that's what's making a lot of this so difficult. he's had a string of losses in primaries and some he came up real short and was close to doing something good, was close to winning. in others he got trounced. he'd come away with no delegates in the last round of voting and it's hard to come back from that but we will see
what happens on tuesday. jon: to what do you attribute that negative trajectory in the rubio campaign? is it because he came out on the attack on donald trump and backtracked it? >> i don't think i'm necessarily in the camp of his change of tactics for him because when you look at where the rubio campaign was when you first went after donald trump and where donald trump is now, i think you have to understand a couple things. one, marco rubio appeared to be winning the battle for second place over ted cruz at the time but he wasn't winning the battle for first. to keep chugging along in a contest for second with ted cruz was not a winning strategy. you had to go after the front-runner if you wanted to be the front runner and if you look at what happened on march 1 super tuesday, rubio through all of those weekend attacks on donald trump in a step of aggressiveness after donald
trump, it almost on him virginia. he came in second place in georgia and he was in the game in a number of state where he wasn't necessarily supposed to be that strong and he did win minnesota which although insignificant on its own, isn't known for its love of negative campaigning and gutter politics so i think one of the things that happened that hurt rubio was the last debate because unlike the houston debate, in detroit he didn't do a good job of mixing it in a strong case for his own policies and his own campaign with attacks on donald trump and he veered more toward the personal and less toward the policy where in houston he went after trump on healthcare policy and foreign policy it was more personal in detroit and i think the losses combat with a lesser debate performance in detroit combined to hurt him and then you look roll into the florida campaign and it's just been tough. jon: before those voters go to the polls in florida they are going to be watching abarrage of negative ads , all targeting donald trump because each of the remaining candidates
doesn't like him or at least doesn't want to see him get the nomination and there are outside groups that feel the same way. might that be enough to turn the tide against trump in florida? >> i think that's the big test. rubio is trying to fight through, ted cruz campaigning in florida, nothing wrong with that that's the way this process works. he is still going to get his share of the vote so one of the things we can look for is , will the negative attacks on trump's business dealings and the way he is conducting himself personally have an impact on the trump vote even if rubio doesn't seetrump, what will the non-trump vote look like compared to the trump vote? that's a significant going forward and don't forget, in the ohio boat that's going to go on the same day , there are negative ads targeting trump in ohio as well though florida is ground zero for this we will see how john hasek done in in
his home state. he's in a better position than rubio there. he's not fighting for multiple candidates the way rubio is and he's more popular there than rubio is at home at this point. i think there's going to be something to learn from florida regardless of who wins and then i think it's where does the movement against trump go after march 15. i think that's a big question and it will tell us a lot about this race and whether ted cruz can ultimately overtake donald trump to win the nomination. jon: ted cruz got the endorsement of carly fiorini and made an impassioned plea to the others to please step aside and get out of the race so i can take on donald trump one on one. what are the chances? nobody's stepping aside. rubio may be done if he loses florida, in fact i think he will be done, it doesn't take a genius to predict that.
john hasek, if he wins ohio he's not going anywhere so cruz will have to deal with a three-man race and i think there are certain states where he has a lot to prove in terms of whether he can beat donald trump but he's clearly made the case that hedeserves a shot at taking on donald trump and that he's in the best position to overtake donald trump if anybody's going to do it . jon: david drucker is the senior political correspondent and the washington examiner. thank you. jenna: in washington dc a senate subcommittee is meeting today to discuss part of the obamacare health program that is hemorrhaging money. there's evidence the administration continues to pour money into a dozen failed healthcare cooperatives despite glaring financial warning signs. taking a look at the dollars and cents here, jenna life from our dc bureau with more. reporter: the senate panel is holding a hearing questioning the administration on the finding of its majority report, the details of which were first reported by fox news. obamacare created nonprofit healthcare cooperatives. they are insurance companies designed to introduce competition to healthcare markets. the ministration let $2.4 billion to establish 23 co-ops
, more than half have failed. those clots receive more than $1.2 billion in loans and paid nothing. when asked how much the government could recover, administration officials refused to predict.>> i think it will be responsible for me to get but i don't want to buy our opportunities here. i said are over other would be hundred dollars. they're not going to repay any of these monies. i'm not going to take that bait because i want the department to do what they've asked me to do and let them do their jobs. reporter: the co-ops also more than $1 billion in other liabilities to doctors, hospitals and customers and that beyond the $1.2 billion in government loans. the report also claims that since 2014 to 2015, the administration let an additional $848 million to the failed cooperatives as they lost more than 1.4 billion despite size there were flaws in their business plan. the administration has said in previous testimony that it did and independent auditors had
approved the cooperative business plans for review. jenna: thank you. jon: canadian prime minister justin trudeau arriving at the white house for an official state visit. the first time canadian leader has visited washington and get this, almost 20 years. the 44-year-old trudeau addressing questions on cbs news 60 minutes about his lack of experience. reporter: you had a somewhat unusual path to this office of prime a instructor, a bouncer in a nightclub, i was the whitewater river die for many years. i worked as a teacher. i make no apologies for a very varied set of life experiences. reporter: but it's also up in your to criticism. you know what people say. youare too young, your inexperienced , that you don't have what it takes to do this job . >> the way i respond to it is
i'm learning it. you cannot let yourself be defined by the hope that you will fulfill the darkest wishes of your opponents. jon: prime minister trudeau and president obama are expected to discuss a range of topics including border security and military efforts to defeat isis. jenna: the jury comes back with a verdict in the murder trial of an iowa man. prosecutors say he strangled his wife. he insists she drowned in the bathtub. who do jurors believe? we will get into that plus a major discovery in the fight against terrorists. this plot has thousands of isis recruits. how many are in the united states. you think all four remaining candidates in the gop in florida and ohio? will we see anyone dropout between now and then? our live chat is up and running. go to foxnews.com/happeningnow to join the conversation. >>
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are following. a man and woman are in custody after deputies in alexander county north carolina say they caught the pear in the woods burying a body. tony hearn and lindsay lentz are charged with murder in the death of his uncle. hearn admitted to reporters he killed his uncle buddy called it self-defense. >> law enforcement officials as a knife found on o.j. simpson's old property probably is not tied to the infamous murders in 1994. but it will take several weeks to know for sure. speaking anonymously, that official said the night used by gardeners is too small to make the wounds that killed nicole brown simpson andronald goldman. and in iowa, alexander fazzino is a free man after a jury found him not guilty of killing his wife . he says she drowned in the tub and her fall caused injuries to death while working on her. prosecutors charged in the murder insisting he strangled
her. jenna: a possible break in the fight against the isis terrorists. a defector from the group leaking the name, addresses and contact information of thousands of the hottest and some of them are right here in the united states. senior correspondent greg alcott has the story line. reporter: this is potentially a huge breakthrough in efforts to break up the isis terror group. we are looking at what could be a breakthrough with some 22,000 documents on a thumb drive obtained from a defector from isis by correspondent suits ramsey, our sister at sky news. incredibly, they are basically employment applications. the kind of forms you see in the humanresources department for thousands of foreign jihadists from over 50 nations including the united states . among the list we looked at, some 12 americans so far including three -year-old
douglas mccarthy or mccain. he was a minneapolis native who went to fight isis in 2013. he was killed in combat near aleppo. on his questionnaire like others we've seen he gave his name, nationality, his phone number, his former job, how he got to the area, his marital status and who referred him. german intelligence officials also have these documents and they came out today and confirmed their authenticity. sky news sources in the region. as for their importance, this is from one form uk official. >> it's a fantastic coup and it will be an absolute gold mine of information. of enormous interest to many people but of course particularly the security and intelligence services. reporter: many of the fighters like the american we mentioned had been killed in combat but what could be key for the investigators are the networks
which got them there and they try to stop more from going to fight in syria and iraq. plus, some indication about whether they returned to for example the united states to do more damage. we reached out jenna to the justice department to see if they are aware of this. we are waiting to hear back. you've got to believe they could be very interested. jenna: thank you. jon: we are going to take you to the white house where the president has been meeting with canadian prime minister.he said they had a good meeting. we are listening for their remarks. they are making some comments to the press. we will be monitoring there on case either the president or prime minister breaks news. we will be back in just a moment. >>
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to the wrong law enforcement agency. jarrett joins us now and greg, the record goes back even further than 2004. 2002 when he was convicted in california of making a terrorist threat. he has a really long track record so how did this mistake happen that not only was he released and brought back into the country but that there was some sort oferror in detaining him question mark . >> the mistake is inexplicable. it was the municipal court that had been a reno in custody for traffic violations. they rack up a detention order and instead of sending it back to the municipal jail where this guy is being held they send it to the sheriff department and guess what? fisher doesn't run the jail and everybody knows that. this guy walks out of the courthouse with no detention, and no deportation. he killed five people, maybe more. it's not just negligence it's gross negligence on the part of us.
jenna: mistakes do happen we understand that. especially with all the different agencies at play. that said, can the family members of the victims sue ice because of the negligence you say happens? >> they can and the chances are good they will. they will supermodel wrongful death. the governments have immunity. is not complete immunity, it's limited so the plaintiffs would have to sue under what's called the federal tort claims act that does provide narrow exceptions but even so the families here are going to face stiff odds. most cases fail to win essentially . they are going to have to show a direct connection between ices negligence and killings. that's hard because if carino had been detained six months ago and deported he might have just come back and committed his crimes anyway. he had a history of coming back so very tenuous possible connection. it's going to be hard for the plaintiffs to win. jenna: a lot more questions in this case so we will have to leave it there as we have to
run to break news. thank you. jon: resident obama answering questions that his joint resident with the canadian prime minister. justin trudeau. he has been asked about the supreme court nomination, let's listen and. >> even though it wasn't directed at me, i do want to point out i am absolutely certain that in 2012 when there was a possibility that i might be reelected over folks who werethreatening to go to canada as well , one of the great things about our relationship like canada and the united states is it transcends party. it's bipartisan. in terms of the interest we share. with respect to the supreme court, i told you what i'm looking for. i want somebody who is an outstanding jurist, who has
impeccable legalcredentials , by historical standards would not even be questioned as qualified for the court. obviously it's somebody who i want to make sure follows the constitution, cares about things like precedent, understands the necessary humility of a judge at any level and looking at statute, looking at what the elected branches are doing. it is not viewing themselves as making wall or in some way standing above elected representatives but also recognizing the critical role that that branch plays in
protecting minorities, ensuring the political system doesn't skew in ways that systematically leave people out that are mindful of the traditions embedded in our cherished documents like the bill of rights. in terms of who i select, i'm going to do my job and then my expectation is going to be will the senate do its job as outlined in the constitution. >> mark i've said this before, i find it ironic that people who are constantly citing the constitution would suddenly read into the constitution requirements, norms, procedures that are nowhere to be found there. that's precisely the kinds of interpretive approach that they
have vehemently rejected and that the accused liberals of engaging in allthe time . well, you can't abandon your principles if in fact these are your principles simply for the sake of political expedience so we will see how they operate once a nomination has been made. i'm confident that whoever i select among fair-minded people will be viewed as an eminently qualified person and it will then be up to senate republicans to decide whether they want to follow the constitution and abide by the ultimately grow our democracy and ensure that the supreme court does not just become one more tension about polarized politics. if and when that happens, our
system is not going to work. it's not that the supreme court or any of our courts can be hermetically sealed from the rest of our society. these are human beings, they read the newspapers, they got opinions, they've got values but our goal is to have them be objective and be able to execute their duties in a way that gives everybody, both the winning party and the losing party in any given case a sense that they were treated fairly. that depends on the process of selecting and confirming judges that is perceived as fair. and my hope is that cooler heads will prevail and people will reflect on what's at stake here once a nomination is made.
>> one of the things that is abundantly clear whenever the president and prime minister sit down to engage on important issues of relevance to our people is that the relationshi , friendship between our two countries goes far beyond any two individuals or any ideologies. i have tremendous confidence in the american people and look forward to working with whomever they choose to send to this white house later this year. alex? >> good morning. this meeting is happening at a unique point in canada us relationships. president obama, you have very little time left here. prime minister trudeau, you have several years to work on those most important relationships so i'd like to ask you a longer-term question.
have you lay down some workers about big ideas you think your country could achieve in the coming years beyond next month and whether those things could include something like a common market that would allow goods and services and workers to flow more freely across our border? and on a more personal note, you got a chance to observe each other this election campaign and you had a chance to work together a little bit. i'd like to ask you for your impressions to ask about your impression of president obama and his potential legacy and about prime minister trudeau's potential and if you could answer in french, bonus points to either of you but we would be keen to hear prime minister trudeau do so.thank you. >> first of all we very much did engage on big issues throughout our conversation and through our hard work this morning and over the months leading up to this meeting today. issues that are important not just to all of our citizens but
to theentire world . whether it's how we ensure that there is no contradiction between a strong economy and a protected environment, how we need to work together as individual countries indeed as a planet to address the challenges of climatechange . how we continue to seek to ensure security for citizens here at home but also create stability and opportunity and health security for people around the world facing endemic violence issues. these are big issues that canada and the us have always been engaged on in various ways over the past decade and century. and indeed we will continue to. one of the things that we highlight is the fact that we have different scales, different perspectives on
similar issues and on shared values is actually a benefit in that we can complement each other in our engagement with the world and our approach to important issues so i look forward to many, many more years that will certainly outlive the both of us of a tremendous and responsible and effective friendship and collaboration between our two countries. [speaking in french] climate change, security in the world, commitment to the most vulnerable populations, canada and the united states are lucky countries and we will always have a lot to do in order to together in the world and this is what we are going to keep on doing in the years and decades
to come and we hope in the centuries to come. about president obama, i've learned a lot from him. he is somebody who is a deep thinker. somebody with a big heart but also a big brain and for me to be able to count on a friend who has lived through many of the things i am about to encounter on the political stage, the international stage, it's a good comfort to me and it is always great to have people that he can trust, people that you can count on personally, especially when you are facing very big challenges such as we are doing right now in the united states and canada. >> i'm always pleased to hear from president obama how he has engaged with difficult issues of the past because he is a man
of both tremendous heart and tremendous intellect and being able to draw on his experience and wisdom as i face the very real challenges that our countries and indeed our world will be facing in the coming years is something i appreciate deeply about my friend barack. >> alex, was it? let me just note 1st of all that the center of your question seems to imply that i'm old and creaky. >> not the tenor of my answer i hope. >> you managed it well. but don't think i didn't catch that. it is true i've said before in my congratulatory call, indicated to him that if in fact you plan to keep your dark hair then you have to start dying it early.
you hit a certain point, it's too late. you will be caught so, but look. i think justin and his delegation because one of the things we learnedrapidly in these jobs is that this is a team effort, not a solo act . they are bringing the right values, enormous energy, enormous passion and commitment to the work and perhaps most importantly it's clear that they are keenly interested in engaging canadian citizens in the process of solving problems and i think that's how democracies are supposed to work. their instincts are sound.and that's reflected in the positive response to the work they've done so far and i think that will carry them very far and justin's talent and concern
for the canadian people and his appreciation of the vital role that canada can play in the larger world is so apparent. he's i think going to do a great job and we are looking forward to partnering with him. we're glad to have him and his team as a partner. and with respect to big ideas, look. to some degree you don't fix what's not broken and the relationship is extraordinary and i don't think needs some set of revolutionary concepts. what it does require is not taking the relationship for granted. it does require a steady effort and perhaps most importantly it requires, because we have so much in common that we recognize on the big looming
issues on the horizon it is vital for us to work together because the more aligned we ar , the more we can she the international agenda to meet these challenges. climate change is such an example. this is going to be a big problem for everybody. there are countries that are going to be hit worse quiet in some ways, canada and the united states as wealthier countries can probably adapt and manage better on their end. we are also responsible for a lot of the carbon pollution that is causing climate change. if we don't agree, if we are not aggressive, if we are not farsighted, if we don't pool our resources around the research and development and
clean energy agenda that's required to solve this problem then other countries will step up and it won't get solved that's a big idea. it's a really important effort. with respect to the economy, one of the things that canada and the united states share is a commitment to a free market. i believe and i know justin does as well that a market-based economy not only has proven to be the greatest engine for prosperity the world has ever known but also underwrites our individual freedoms in many ways and we value our business sector. we value entrepreneurship but what we are seeing across the developed world's and this will have manifestations in the developing world is the need for more inclusion in growth,
making sure that it's broad-based. making sure that people are not left behind in a globalized economy and that's an area, that's a big idea for the united states and canada as we work together on it. along with our other partners. if we don't get this right, if we don't make sure that the average canadian, the average american has confidence that the fruits of their labor, the opportunities for their children are going to continue to expand over time, if they see societies in ways in which a very few are doing better and better and the middle class and working people are falling further and further behind, that destabilizes the economy, it makes it less efficient, it
makes it rapid in its growth but it also starts destabilizing our politics and our democracy. and so working together to find effective ways, not to close off borders. not to pretend we can shut off trade. not to forget that we are ourselves a nation of immigrants, that diversity is our strength but rather to say yes. the world is big and we are going to help shake it and we are going to value our openness and our diversity and the fact that we are leaders of a global supply chain but we are going to do so in ways that make sure everybody benefits. that important work we are going to have to do together
and i know justin shares that commitment just as i do. mister brennan? >> mister president. some of your critics have pointed to the incredibly polarized political climate as under your administration is contributing to the rise of someone as provocative as donald trump. do you feel responsibility for that or even some of the protectionist rhetoric from democratic candidates? do you have a timeline when you might make a presidential endorsement and to follow my colleagues question, you feel politically is constraining your pool of viable supreme court nominees? >> i think it's important for me to nominate the supreme court nominee quickly because i think it's important for the supreme court to have its full
complement of justices. i don't feel constrained in terms of the pool to draw from or that i'm having to take shortcuts in terms of the selection vetting process. with respect to your first question, i heard this argument a number of times. i have been blamed by republicans for a lot of things but being blamed for their primaries and who they are selecting for their party is novel. [laughter] look, i've said that one of my regrets is the degree to which polarization and the nasty tone of our politics has
accelerated rather than waned over the course of the last 7 and a half years. and i do all kind of soul-searching in terms of, are there things i can do better to make sure we are unifying the country but i also have to say margaret, that objectively, it's fair to say that the republican political elites and many of the information outlets, social media, talk radio, television stations have been feeding the republican base for the last seven years on notion that everything i do is to be opposed, that cooperation or compromise
somehow is a betrayal, that maximalist absolutist positions on issues are politically advantageous. that there is a been out there and then us and them are the folks who are causing whatever problems you're experiencing. and the tone of that politics which i certainly have not contributed to, i don't think that i was the one to prompt questions about my birth certificate for example. i don't remember saying hey, why don't you ask me about that? why don't you question whether
i'm american or whether i'm loyal or whether i have america's best interests at heart . those are things that were prompted by any actions of mine . and so what you are seeing within the republican party is to some degree, all those efforts over the course of time creating an environment where somebody like a donald trumpcan thrive . he's just doing more of what has been done in the last 7 and a half years and in fact, in terms of his positions on a whole range of issues that are not much different from any of the other candidates. it's not as if there's a massive difference between mister trump's position on immigration and mister cruz's position on immigration.
mister trump may be more provocative in terms of how he says it but the actual positions are that different. for that matter, not much different from mister rubio's position onimmigration despite the fact that both mister cruz and mister rubio , their own families on the product of immigration. and the openness of our society. so i am more than happy to own the responsibility as president, as the only officeholder elected by all the american people to continue to make efforts to bridge divides and help us find common ground. as i've said before i think that common ground exists all across the country. you see every day in how people work together and live together and play together and raise their kids together. but what i'm not going to do is
validate some notion that the republicans crackup that's been taken place is a consequence of actions that i've taken and what's interesting, i'll say one last thing about this. there are thoughtful conservatives who are troubled by this war troubled by the direction of their party. i think it is very important for them to reflect on what it is about the politics they've engaged in that allows the circus we've been seeing to transpire. and to do some introspection because ultimately i want an
effective republican party. i think this country has to have responsible parties that can government and that are prepared to lead and govern whether they are in the minority or the majority, whether they occupy the white house or they do not. and i've often said, i want a serious effective republican party and in part to challenge some of the blind spots and dogmas in the democratic party. i think that's useful. you mentioned trade for example. i believe that there have been bad trade deals on occasion in the past that often times, they have served the interests of global corporations but not necessarily serve the interest of workers but i'm absolutely
persuaded that we cannot put up walls around a global economy and to sell a bill of goods to the american people and workers that if you just shut down trade somehow our problems would go away prevents us from actually solving some of these big problems about inequality and the decline of our manufacturing base and so on. and that's an area where some traditional conservatives and economists have had some important insights. but they can't be presented effectively if it's combined with no interest in helping workers and busting up unions and providing tax breaks to the
wealthy rather than providing help to folks who are working hard and trying to pay the bills and certainly it's not going to be heard if coupled with vehement anti-immigrant sentiments that betrays our values. okay. >> i think the democratic voters are doing just fine working this out. i'm told we had a vigorous debate among two good people who care deeply about our country and who have fought hard on behalf of working people in this country for a long time. i think it's been a good conversation and my most important role will be to make
sure that after primaries is done i'm bringing everybody together so we can focus on winning the general election. >> mister president, i'll be asking the prime minister my question in french but i will repeat it for you in english. [speaking in french] have you thought about solutions to avoid the conflict reopening in october? you sign several ingredients, trade and environment but what can you do so the implementation survives the november election and that all of this has to be restarted a year from now? >> which is looming over the bilateral relations and has any avenue been explored into
avoiding a new conflict in october and to what extent is the fear of losing seats for the democrats due to this issue kind of heparin progress on this and that being said, you andprime minister trudeau and the number of the agreements on a number of issues . what have you done for this progress not to be lost with the arrival of a new administration and has everything has to be started all over again? >> . [speaking in french] >> assad we've made a lot of progress and. >>. translator: we've made a lot of progress. shortly to help enormously not only the canadian workers and the canadian economy but also the economy of both our countries. and among this discussion, we
of course we raised the question of prompt with lumber. we keep working on that and i'm totally confident that we are on the right track toward a solution in the next weeks and months to come. in terms of the decision we've taken and the work we have today, i'm confident that what we have managed to achieve, the agreements we have taken and the solutions we have sought for the problems we face together, i'm confident that all this is going to become a reality because at every stage not only we are talking about what is good for one side or the other side but we are talking about what is good for both countries. our economies are so interwoven, our population so interconnected that we are going to have agreements that
will facilitate crossing the borders while increasing security of our citizens. this is good for both sides and it is where we work so hard together with a lot of progress and success today. >> we worked on many different issues over the course of an extremely productive meeting this morning. issues that have been worked on intensely by our respective friends, colleagues and delegations over the past weeks and months and certainly soft lumber came up and i'm confident we are on the track toward resolving this irritant in the coming weeks and months.
but in general, the issues we make tremendous progress on, i'm confident will move forward in a rapid and appropriate fashion because we found such broad agreement on issues that are not just good for one of our two countries but indeed both our countries. canadians and americans for their jobs, for their kids and futures, for workers , businesses we tackle the challenges of the economy, challenges of the environment and understand that working together is constructive reductive ways is exactly what this relationship and indeed this friendship is all about. i feel extremely good about the hard work that was done this morning and indeed about the work remaining to do over the
coming weeks and months on the issues you brought forward today. >> there's this issue of softwood lumber will get resolved in some fashion. our teams are making progress on it. it's been a long-standing bilateral irritant but hardly defines the nature of the us canadian relationship and we have some very smart people and they will find a way to resolve it. undoubtedly to the dissatisfaction of all parties concerned because that's the nature of these kind of things. each side will want 100 percent and we will find a way for each side to get 60 percent or so of what they need and people will complain and grumble but it
will be fine. and in terms of continuity, one thing i will say, this is an area where i will play the elder statesman and as alex described me. and as somebody who came in after an administration that politically, obviously saw things differently than i did. what you discover is that for all the differences you may have in your political parties, when you are actually in charge then you have to be practical and you do what is needed to be done and what's in front of you
and one of the things that is important for the united states or canada or for any leading power in the world is to live up to its commitments and to provide continuing momentum on efforts even if they didn't start under your administration so there are a whole host of initiatives that began under the bush administration, some that i was enthusiastic about like that far that has saved millions of lives and prevented hiv-aids or provided vital drugs to those already infected with hiv-aids in sub-saharan africa and parts of the world. it's something president bush deserves enormous credit for. we continued that but there are also areas where when i was outsid