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smoke about jewish students being attacked. i really liked that, and saw he got a standing o. 12k3w >> set your dvr's, never miss an episode of the 5, stay tuned for special report. it will be great. i'm bret baier in washington, we're taking a live look at the verizon center in washington, d.c., in a few minutes, donald trump will address the american/israel public affairs conference. the country's leading pro israel group. you saw john kasich, all of the presidential candidates, except bernie sanders are addressing the meeting today. we will bring the frump speech to you live. my one on one studio interviews with presidential candidate senator ted cruz and john kasich, first, the headlines. president obama is in cuba right now, earlier today, he met with raul castro. in the next hour, the president and mrs. obama attend a state
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dinner at havana's palace of the revolution. today, north korea fired five short range projectiles into the sea, in response to war games involving south korea and the u.s. officials are attempting to learn whether the projectiles are missiles artillery shells or rockets. the u.s. has set up a small marine artillery post in northern iraq to protect a nearby iraqi military base. isis terrorists fired two rockets at that site killing one u.s. marine. militants shot small arms fire at that out post. no americans were hurt today. as i mentioned, all of the presidential candidates except bernie sanders are addressing the nation's top pro israel group. james rosen has been watches the action. >> greeted like a rock star, hillary clinton delighted the american israel public affairs committee audience with her pledge to maintain the qualitative military edge israel enjoys over its neighbors.
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donald trump's presidency she warned would be unthinkable for israel and jews. >> we need steady hands not a president who says he's neutral on monday, proisrael on tuesday, and who knows what wednesday. because everything's negotiable. well, my friends, israel's security is nonnegotiable. >> trump describes himself as pro israel. he criticized clinton's mideast record as secretary of state. >> her policies didn't work, all have you to do is look at libya, look at anything you want to look at, to know they didn't work. >> ted cruz has pounded the candidate for the nutrality comment. john kasich, who told a new hampshire audience last month, the permanent peace in israel
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doesn't exist, was the first of the republicans to address apac this year. >> we support a common interest in the middle east. the unrelenting opposition to iran's attempts to develop nuclear weapons. >> house speaker paul ryan took the stage to rebut that criticism from hillary clinton. we expect to see donald trump. my interview with ted cruz. the senator needs to run the table. when 80% or more of the remaining delegates, the rest of the primary season in order to beat donald trump on a first convention ballot. he insists he has a plan to do it. >> you look at where the field is right now, there are only two of us who can get to 1237. donald trump and me. if donald does what he's done today he doesn't get there. he needs 54% of the remaining
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delegates he's only got between 47 and 50%. i need 80%. that sounds like a high threshold. it's not nearly as daunting as it sounds. if you look at the remaining states, they're either winner take all or winner take most. which means if we consistently take a majority of the vote, we end up with north of 80% of the delegates, that's what we're working to do and what benefits us, is the field has narrowed more and more and more. donald is helped by division. because he's got a hard ceiling in the popular vote between 35 and 40% of the vote, as it has become more a head to head vote, we're seeing republicans uniting behind our campaign. tomorrow we're going to have elections in utah and arizona. the support we're seeing on the ground is incredibly important. the governor said he's going to vote for me.
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governor gary herbert said he's going to encourage everyone to do so. we have strong conservatives they're all standing together. what we're seeing as republicans uniting behind our campaign, the full spectrum, we're the only campaign that has beaten donald trump over and over again not once or twice, but nine different times. i wish it had happened earlier that the party united, but right now, it's happening. >> you get to 1237 or go to a contested convention. >> if john kasich were not in the race we would get to 1237. kasich's role is a spoiler, if he pulls just enough votes to let trump win states. >> why -- >> i have no explanation. every vote for kasich is a vote for donald trump. mitt romney said yesterday a
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vote for kasich is a vote for trump. if kasich were not in the race, i would be very confident we'd get to 1237. if he stays in the race, i think we can. if we don't get to 1237 the alternative is, we come into the convention with a ton of delegates and we battle on the floor, in a contested convention like 76 and i believe if that happens, we're getting to 1237 with the delegates on the floor. and it won't be washington deal makers sending in some white night who wasn't on the ballot. it will be a fight between me and donald. if we get to that, we'll win that fight, earn the support of the delegates that were elected by the people. >> nick pappas says would either one of you, senator cruz or governor kasich, be open to a never trump unity ticket. cruz/kasich could unite the party the way reagan did. >> i like john kasich, my view is, we're fighting to win, and i have to say, kasich's past is
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curious. as you know, the math is impossible. he needs more than 100% of the remaining delegates to get there, and that doesn't work. i will say this, i am encouraged by seeing republicans coming together and uniting behind our campaign, we just did a fund-raiser about an hour ago, that lindsey graham hosted for me, that is proof miracles can happen, lindsay is not someone people can see as a natural ted cruz supporter, but if you look at the range. the coalition we're assembly, we have graham, romney, mike lee and mark levin. that's an incredibly diverse range and what's happening is that the 65 to 70% of republicans that recognize donald trump would be a disaster, he loses to hillary clinton, those republicans are uniting and i'll say i would certainly welcome john kasich being part of that team coming together and uniting -- i think it's the path a lot of other people are taking and i would
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welcome him being part of that team. >> much has been made of the bro mans between you and donald trump at the beginning, at least. and then the breakup. let me ask you about that in a slightly different way. you're running today, suggesting that trump isn't qualified to be president. for months you did embrace him, here's what you said on this show, just a few months ago. >> is not only am i not going to insult donald, not only how he might choose to insult me. i like him, i respect him. he's a tremendous marketer, he's attracted a lot of attention to the campaign. there are differences in the record. >> trump and me and a cage match, sorry to disappoint. @realdonaldtrump is terrific. were you just wrong about him, should voters be concerned about that judgment early on? >> let's be clear. then and now, i'm not engaging in personal attacks.
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donald, any time he's dismade he begins insulting you, yelling, cursing and tweeting up a storm. and when he does that, back then i said, i'm not going to respond with personal attacks and i didn't. and today i don't engage in personal attacks and i'm not going to. as i noted then, as i note now, there are real policy differences between us substantive policy differences. those i'm happy to talk about at the debates over and over again at the debates. i've been drawing sharp policy -- there are massive differences on foreign policy. donald trump said if he were president, he'd be neutral between israel and the palestinians. i strongly disagree with that if i am president, america will not be neutral, we will stand unapologetically with the nation of israel. that also is more than just a policy position. anyone who doesn't know the difference between our friends
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and enemies. anyone who cannot distinguish between israel and islamic terrorists who want to murder us, that raises real questions about their fitness and judgment to be commander in chief. then and now, i focus on substance and policy and issues. that's what the voters want and deserve. >> on trade, we talked about some skepticism in our last coverage last tuesday that republicans should recognize this vote of skepticism about trade? >> absolutely. >> basically, you did that on trade promotion authority, arguing in favor, in this wall street journal op ed, you said that congress would send a signal to the world, america's trading partners will know that the u.s. is trustworthy, promoting american trade will create more opportunity in the country. you go on to say that, you did vote against it in june. is it time for your party to do the same thing? essentially abandon trade? >> listen, free trade, i support free trade, like ronald reagan did. we're getting killed on trade deals. what we're seeing now is not
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free trade, we're seeing foreign countries, china, that doesn't let our goods in, they play regulatory games, they take advantage of us, don't let our goods come, in and yet their goods flood our marketplace. one of the reasons why i voted against tpa and i will vote against tpp if and when it comes up for a vote, i'm tires of this administration giving away the store on trade, on immigration, president fighting for the working men and women of the country. >> washington wall street journal editorial. we strongly urge our colleagues in congress to vote for trade promotion authority. >> i wrote a second editorial explaining why i change my views. the facts and circumstances have changed. two things in particular have changed. wiki leaks included major provisions, affecting immigration, allowing global corporations to bring in immigrants circumventing our
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immigration laws. i'm strongly opposed to that, that was a changed circumstance. secondly, we saw leadership in washington cut a deal to reauthorize corporate welfare and cronyism. i've led the fight against cronyism. as president, what i will do is fight to open up markets. we do well when we open up markets. i'll mention the last debate, we saw a sharp distinction between me and donald. we talk about the need to address these bad trade deals. i'll note donald has a little more hypocrisy. given that he makes his suits and shirts and ties that he sells. he makes them in china, in mexico. set that aside. let's focus on substance. donald likes to yell about the problem. he has no solution. his proposed solution is a 45% tax on imported goods from
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china. when you go to the store, when you go to walmart or neiman-marcus or wherever you buy something, you end up paying 45% more for diapers for clothes for cars and that, you look at the impact of smooth holly, the massive terrorists we put in place. that's not a solution that works. my solution is my simple flat tax that abolishes the irs. and it allows all exports are tax free, and all imports pay a 16% business flat tax. that will bring millions of jobs back from china, back from mexico, it's a solution that works unlike trumps. >> let me ask you. president obama's in havana. they see pride of a new way forward after decades of an old policy that's not working. others look at these images of president and say they don't feel good about it, here in the u.s. or around the world.
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>> today i think was a disastrous mistake from president obama. president obama's travelled to cuba with movie stars and rock stars. the radical left has always found cuba, fidel castro and raul castro chic and sexy. they'd like to put posters of che gavarra on the wall. he's a homicidal maniac who tortured and murdered people, the left idealizes him and it's really sad that as a president sitting there sipping mow hee toes with these communist dictators that hate america, he has no time to visit the dissidents. the ladies in white. you know, my dad was in prison and tortured by batista. my aunt was imprisoned and tortured by castros thugs. america's always been a voice for freedom. under obama, what he's doing with cuba is what he's doing with iran. president obama's sending over $100 billion to the ayatollah
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khomeini, who hates america and will try to use that to try to murder americans. president obama is sending billions of dollars to raul and fidel castro, they will use those billions to oppress and torture citizens. i think today was a tragic mistake. >> thanks for the time. >> thank you, bret. >> we're awaiting donald trump's speech to apac. now, my interview with john kasich. some in the gop are categorizing them as a blocking back for donald trump. cruz would have beaten trump without kasich in that race. the same was true in missouri as you look at those exit polls. it appears kasich is costing cruz votes and delegates, and i asked the governor to address the charge from the cruz campaign and others that he may be handing the nomination to donald trump. >> well, look, you know, in michigan, 43% of the late deciders all went for me.
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let me also tell you, if i wasn't in the race, trump would be the nominee, because he would have won ohio. now, for the first time, since i have been in this race, people are beginning to know me. and so this is not like -- i'm not doing anything for anybody other than my message about the fact that i can win in the fall when neither of them can, and secondly, there's another really crazy thing. i have the experience to be president of the united states. and i think that matters as well. i don't think anybody is going to have the delegates, i think we're going to go to a convention, the convention is going to pick somebody who can win in the fall and beat hillary. and secondly, somebody who can be out there and be president of the united states. look, i've got charlie black, he's one of the most skilled political operatives in america. >> i know what you're saying. paint the picture for somebody, you get to the contested convention, there's a first ballot. trump doesn't get the 1237 needed, the majority. suddenly the trump folks and the
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cruz folks are going to say, you know what? let's go with kasich. >> there have been ten republican conventions, and the person going into the convention got picked three times. >> let's see where it ends up. >> we have a long way to go, we have a number of states to go to. we're finally starting to get more and more on my turf. and i will do well in the eastern seaboard. i'll compete well in california. the convention is nothing more than the extension of the political process. why are you afraid of a convention. i went to convention in 1976. paint the picture how you're going to get there, they don't get it. >> they do, we're growing in terms of the number of people who are healthy -- >> what are the trump people going to say? >> wait a minute. >> i'm not going to support -- >> if you don't get the certain number of delegates, of course
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you're going to have a decision, and delegates are going to have to decide. i was there in 76 when reagan challenged the sitting president. and we had a great come vengs, i was there. the reagan people lost. i supported reagan. >> in a year like this, that is anti-establishment, angry at washington. >> i don't agree with that. >> you don't look at all the exit polls? you. >> know, exit polls, if i had been on that, i would never have run. >> you have only won ohio? >> yes, but we're competing and rising. up until now, no one new who i was. they thought my name was governor of ohio. finally, i'm getting some attention, people can hear my message, we're growing bigger, we have terrific town hall meetings and by the way, i've done more town hall meetings and one on one with voters than anybody in this race. you know what they say? please keep going. they're not angry, they're hopeful when i tell them, how i balance the budget, how i reformed welfare, how i was involved in fixing the pentagon
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and what has happened in ohio. i'm doing this for one basic reason, i believe i'm the best candidate to be president of the united states. and secondly, i'm the only one that can win in the fall. look at those polls. >> these are process -- >> did you see those polls, though? >> how did they look? >> have you to win states -- >> how do the polls in the fall look? >> that's fine, governor, if you're not the nominee, you can't beat that -- >> that's what the delegates will take into consideration. who can win in the fall? >> what happens to the trump people, they evaporate? >> no, i get involved with the trump people just fine. there's a lot of people that come down, and they try to decide, am i for trump or kasich? look at those polls? you can't just pick this poll and that poll. it doesn't work that way. >> these are states voting. i want to talk one more question about the process. you're competing there, you have an add up saying mitt romney is supporting you. this is the ad. >> he has a real track record, you want to see that balanced budget, you want to get rid of
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obama care, we have to turn out and make sure we send a signal loud and clear. america's counting on you, a great governor of a great state. john kasich. >> that ad is running in utah, but mid romney in utah is endorsing senator fed cruz. here's a robo call today. >> this is mitt romney, i'm calling you to ask you to join me in supporting ted cruz. he's the only republican candidate who can defeat donald trump. at this point a vote for kasich is a vote for trump. >> a week earlier, he was out in ohio, he was out saying that i had the best record. i mean, all we're doing is using his words, bret. i mean, how do you switch -- talk about the -- >> his play is, you have to stop trump from getting to 1237. that's his play.
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>> i'm running for president and i can win in the fall and i have the record to be a good president. >> i'm not saying i'm going to win utah. we have a very good possibility. we have a very big -- >> we have a very big possibility of picking up delegates in utah. no, let me tell you this, why don't they get out and consolidate behind me. if they can't win in the fall and they can't beat hillary clinton what are we trying to do? pick a candidate to be the nominee? i thought it was -- >> i thought it was designed to beat hillary. >> you think ted cruz is the spoiler here? >> look, i'm -- i'm not calling -- >> he's won 7 states, 29% of the gop delegates so far, you've won 10% and only your home state of ohio, cruz is the one that should get out in. >> he can't win in the fall. he can't carry ohio. if you can't carry -- when was the last dime a republican running for president got elected without carrying ohio? and bret, look, this is fair to say, i know that some people here say i was kblang about it,
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i got no attention, man. now people are finally starting to hear me, we're raising enough money, we're bringing. and look, you see what haley barbour said. everybody ought to slow down. >> have you had any conversations with the cruz campaign? >> i haven't, no. >> i have not. >> on social media, nick pappas says, would either one of you be open to a never trump unity ticket. cruz/kasich could unite the party the way reagan/bush did. >> at this point what i'm trying to tell you, bret, i'm running because i think the country needs the leadership i can provide. what else can i say to you. >> and you're running on your own -- >> let me say one other thing. it was for seven years, the republicans ran around saying, how could we have ever picked a first term senator. do we have amnesia? i mean, look, i have the experience in washington in bringing people together, i have the experience in ohio bringing people together.
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i can bring the deck and unify this country. i have the vision, the record on swrob growth, job security, wage growth, hope for our children, and foreign policy experience. >> i want to get to foreign policy in a minute, this weekend, i want to deal on substance of something you said, this is what you said about supreme court nominee merrick garland. >> if i'm president, which i think we have a good shot at being, maybe he'll be under consideration for the supreme court. he received overwhelming support i think even from senator hatch, of course we'd think about it, we probably ought to all sit down and meet with the guy. my feeling is, at the end of the day, whoever gets elected president, should be in a position to be able to pick who they want. >> senator ted cruz is out saying that senator mike lee would look good in robes. that's who he's saying, donald trump says he would like to provide a list of nominees he will eventually if he's president. you'll consider nominating the same judge president obama did?
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>> in this business, i guess you can't be polite. i said i thought the senators ought to meet with the guy, and i later made it clear to everybody, he's not going to be my pick. i'll have my own pick. in the process, i'm not going to start naming who's going to look good in a robe. i've picked over 100 judges in ohio, you know what they've been? conservative. i even picked a supreme court justice, you know how she's been? terrific. you get people together and look at credentials. don't be polite to people in this business. but i think i'll continue to be polite, i'm not going to pick him, he's the president's pick, he's not going to be mine. >> the president is in cuba today. your reaction to that, and these images coming out of -- >> i don't know that he landed before they started blasting him and criticizing the united states and demanding we take down the embargo. i'm not for that, they arrested a bunch of people before the president got there. it's not acceptable to me. i think sometimes in this
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country, we treated our enemies better than we've treated our friends. that will complaining if i'm the president. >> donald trump in a meeting with the washington post editorial board today. declared the u.s. involvement in nato may need to be diminished in coming years, breaking with seven decades. we can't afford to do this any more. nato is costing us a fortune and we're protecting europe with nato, and we're spending a lot of money, do you agree? >> no, i think we have to have a strong nato alliance. >> this is what it gets down, to when you don't have the years of experience and have been through the history of what happens. the nato alliance needs to be strengthened, we always have to ask them to do more, but look, the burden of being a great leader in the world is that sometimes you carry a little bit more than what you want. but the nato alliance is critical, it's critical in terms of fighting isis, in terms of standing up to putin, it's critical in so many different ways in human intelligence. these are things that really matter, we have to strengthen
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nato, not weaken it. you. >> say trump will not be the nominee. where is donald trump more vulnerable, attacks on his policy or temperament. >> i don't like to get into the name calling. >> i'm not name calling, i'm saying -- >> temperament is name calling in a way. we ought to talk about his statements and records. when he said things like -- i pointed them out, be very clear that, you know, like when he said if his delegates they could riot. it's an outrageous statement just like it was when people threatened his family. i want people to hear what i'm for, what my vision is, i don't have to spend a lot of time at this point, to get into some sort of a feud with trump. he says things that are out of bounds, i point them out. i'm out there talking about what i want to do to lift america, give them job security and help their children to have a great future. >> thanks. this was just a ball. thank you. let's do it every day.
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and i'm going to question the next time. can i do that? >> yes. >> thank you. as you look live there at the verizon center in washington, d.c., we are awaiting donald trump's speech to apac, you will see that live here on fox news channel. don't let dust and allergies get between you
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you're looking live at the verizon center in washington, d.c., donald trump has just been announced there, as you see the live look of him walking into apac. this is the conference there. all of the presidential condy dates except bernie sanders addressing the crowd there. the american israel public affairs policy conference. he will have a speech we're told that should run about 17 minutes. and we are told that this is a scripted speech, which is, as you know, a rare event for donald trump on the campaign trail. you see the teleprompters, let's listen in. >> good evening. thank you very much. i speak to you today as a
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lifelong supporter and true friend of israel. i'm a newcomer to politics but not to backing the jewish state. in 2001, weeks after the attacks on new york city and on washington and frankly the attacks on all of us, attacks that perpetrated, and they were perpetrated by the islamic fundamentalists, mayor rudy giuliani visited israel to show solidarity with terror victims. i sent my plane, because i backed the mission for israel 100%. in spring of 2004 at the height of the violence in the gaza strip, i was the grand march
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shalg of the salute to israel parade, the largest single gathering in support of the jewish state. it was a very dangerous time for israel, and frankly for anyone supporting israel. many people turned down this honor, i did not. i took the risk and i'm glad i did. but i didn't come here tonight to pander to you about israel. that's what politics do, all talk, no action, believe me. >> i came here to speak to you about where i stand on the future of american relations with our strategic ally, our unbreakable friendship, and our cultural brother. the only democracy in the middle
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east, the state of israel. >> my number one priority is to dismantle the disastrous deal with iran. [ applause ] >> thank you. thank you. i have been in business a long time. i know deal making, and let me tell you, this deal is catastrophic for america, for israel and for the whole of the middle east. the problem here is fundamental. we've rewarded the world leading state sponsor of terror with
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$150 billion and we received absolutely nothing in return. i've studied this issue in great detail, i would say actually, greater by far than anybody else. believe me, oh, believe me. it's a bad deal. the biggest concern with the deal is not necessarily that iran is going to violate it, because already, you know, as you know, it has. the bigger problem is that they can keep the terms and still get the bomb by simply running out the clock. and, of course, they'll keep the billions and billions of dollars that we so stupidly and foolishly gave them.
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the deal doesn't even require iran to dismantle its military nuclear capability. yes, it places limits on its military nuclear program. for only a certain number of years. but when those restrictions expire, iran will have an industrial sized military nuclear capability ready to go and with zero provision for delay, no matter how bad iran's behavior is. terrible situation that we are all placed in, and especially israel. when i'm president, i will adopt a strategy that focuses on three things when it comes to iran, first, we will stand up to iran's aggressive push to destabilize and dominate the
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region. iran is a very big problem and will continue to be. but if i'm not elected president, i know how to deal with trouble. and believe me, that's why i'm going to be elected president, folks. and we are leading in every poll, remember that, please. iran is the problem in iraq, a problem in syria, a problem in lebanon, a problem in yemen and will be a very, very major problem for saudi arabia. literally, every day iran provides more and better weapons to support their puppet states, hezbollah, lebanon received -- and i'll tell you what, it has received sophisticated anti-ship weapons anti-aircraft weapons
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and gps systems and rockets like very few people anywhere in the world. and certainly very few countries have. now, they're in syria, trying to establish another front against israel from the syrian side of the golan heights. in gaza, iran is supporting hamas and islamic jihad. and on the west bank, they're openly offering palestinians $7,000 per terror attack, and $30,000 for every palestinian terrorist home that's been destroyed. a deplorable, deplorable situation. iran is financing military forces throughout the middle east and it's absolutely incredible that we handed them over $150 billion to do even more toward the many horrible
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acts of terror. we will totally dismantle iran's global terror network. which is big and powerful, but not powerful like us. iran has seeded terror groups all over the world. during the last five years, iran has perpetuated terror tacks in 25 different countries on five continents. they have terror cells everywhere, including in the western hemisphere, very close to home. iran is the biggest sponsor of terrorism around the world, and we will work to dismantle that reach, believe me, believe me. third, at the very least, we
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must enforce the terms of the previous deal to hold iran totally accountable, and we will enforce it like you've never seen a contract enforced before, folks. believe me. iran has already, since the deal is in place, test fired ballistic missiles three times. those ballistic missiles with a range of 1,000 miles were designed to intimidate not only israel, which is only 600 miles away, but also intended to frighten europe and some day, maybe even the united states. and we're not going to let that happen. we're not letting it happen. we're not letting it happen, and we're not letting it happen to israel, believe me much.
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>> thank you, thank you. >> you want to hear something shocking, as many of the great people in this room know, painted on those missiles in hebrew and farcy were the words, israel must be faced off the face of the earth. you can forget that. what kind of demented minds write that in hebrew. testing these missiles does not violate the horrible deal that we've made. the deal is silent toward test missiles. those tests do violate the united nations security council resolutions, the problem is, no one has done anything about it. we will, we will, i promise we will.
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[ applause ] >> which brings me to my next point. the utter weakness and incompetence of the united nations. [ applause ] >> the united nations is not a friend of democracy, it's not a friend to freedom. it's not a friend even to the united states of america whereas you know, it has its home and it surely is not a friend to israel. with president obama in his
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final year -- yay! [ crowd cheering ] >> he may be the worst thing to ever happen to israel, believe me. and you know it, and you know it better than anybody. with the president in his final year, discussions have been swirling about an attempt to bring a security council resolution in terms. let me be clear. an agreement imposed by the
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united nations would be a total and complete disaster. the united states must oppose this resolution, and use the power of our veto which i will use as president 100%. when people ask why, it's because that's not how you make a deal. deals are made when parties come together. they come to a table and they negotiate. each side must give up something, it's values, i mean we have to do something where there's value in exchange for something that it requires. that's what a deal is, a deal is really something that when we impose it on israel and palestine, we bring together a group of people that come up with something that's not going
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to happen with the united nations. it will only further very importantly, it will only further did he legitimateized israel. it's not going to happen, folks. and further it would reward palestinian terrorism, because every day they're stabbing israelis and even americans, just last week, american taylor allen force, a west point grad, phenomenal young person, who served in iraq and afghanistan was murdered in the street by a knife wielding palestinian you don't reward behavior like that. you cannot do it.
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there's only one way you treat that kind of behavior, you have to confront it. so it's not up to the united nations to really go with the solution. it's really the parties that must negotiate a resolution themselves. they have no choice, they have to do it themselves or it will never hold up anyway. the united states can be useful as a facilitator of negotiations, but no one should be telling israel it must be -- and really that it must abide by some agreement made by others thousands of miles away about that don't even really know what's happening to israel, to anything in the area, it's so preposser use, we're not going to let that happen.
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when i'm president, believe me, i will veto any attempt by the u.n. to impose its will on the jewish state. it will be vetoed 100%. you see i know about deal making, that's what i do. i wrote the art of the deal. one of the best selling all time, and i mean seriously, i'm saying what up, because i'll be criticized if i say the. i'll be very diplomatic, one of. i'll be criticized, i think it is number one, but why take a chance. one of the all time best sealing books about deals and deal making. you need two willing participants. we know israel is willing to deal.
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israel has been trying -- israel has been trying to sit down at the negotiating table without preconditions for years. you had camp david in 2000, where prime minister barack made an incredible offer, maybe even too generous, arafat rejected it. in 2008 prime minister made an equally generous author, the palestinian authority rejected it also. then john kerry tried to come up with a framework and abbas didn't even respond. not even to the secretary of state of the united states of america. they didn't even respond. when i become president, the days of treating israel second class citizen will end on day one.
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[ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. and when i say something, i mean it. i mean it. i will meet with prime minister netanyahu immediately, i have known him for many years and will be able to work closely together to help bring stability and peace to israel and to the entire region. meanwhile, every single day, you have rampant incitement and children being taught to hate israel and the jews. it has to stop. when you live in a society where the firefighters are the heroes, little kids want to be firefighters. when you live in a society where
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athletes and movie stars are the heroes, little kids want to be athletes and movie stars. in palestinian society, the heroes are those who murder jews. we can't let this continue, we can't let this happen any longer. you cannot achieve peace if terrorists are treated as martyrs. glorifying terrorists is a tremendous barrier to peace. it is a horrible, horrible way to think, it's a barrier that can't be broken. that will end, and it will end soon, believe me. in palestinian textbooks and mosques, you have a culture of
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hatred that's been fermenting for years, if we want to achieve peace, they've got to go out and they've got to start this educational process. they have to end education of hatred. they have to end it, and now. there is no moral equivalency. israel does not name public squares after terrorists. israel does not pay its children to stab random palestinians. you see, what president obama gets wrong about deal making is that he constantly applies pressure to our friends and rewards our enemies. and you see that happening all of the time.
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that pattern practiced by the president and his administration, including former secretary of state hillary clinton, who is a total disaster by the way. [cheers and applause] she and president obama have treated israel very, very badly. [ applause ] but its repeated itself over and over again and has done nothing to embolden those who hate america. we saw that with releasing the $150 billion to iran in the hope that they would magically join the world community. it didn't happen. [ applause ] president obama thinks that applying pressure to israel will force the issue, but it's precisely the opposite that happens. already, half of the population of palestine has
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been taken over by the palestinian isis in hamas and the other half refuses to confront the first half, so it'~xmvery difficult situation that's never going to get solved unless you have great leadership right here in the united states. we'll get it solved one way or the other. we will get it solved. [ applause ] but when the united states stands with israel, the chances of peace really rise and rises exponentially. that's what will happen when donald trump is president of the united states. [ applause ] we will move the american embassy to the eternal capital of the jewish people, jerusalem. [cheers and applause]9#
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en and we will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between america and our most reliable ally, the state of israel. [cheers and applause] the palestinianians must come to the table knowing that the bond between the united states and israel is absolutely totallytñd unbreakable. [ applause ] they must come to the table willing and able to stop the terror being committed on a daleñ -- daily basis against israel. they must do that. [ applause ] >> and they must come to the table willing to accept that
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israel is a jewish state and it will, forever, exist as a jewish state. [cheers and applause] i love the people in this room. i love israel. i love israel. i have been with israel so long in terms of i have received some of my greatest honors from israel. my father before me, incredible. my daughter ivanka is about to have a beautiful jewish baby. [cheers and applause] in fact, it could be5mj4(p&c@ happening right now, which would be very nice as far as i'm concerned. so i want to thank you very much. this has been a truly great honor.
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thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you very much. ♪ ♪ >> donald trump addressing aipac, the conference -- the conference in washington, d.c. talking 'a number of different things, including moving the capital of israel to jerusalem. a number of standing ovations throughout this speech, in which he talked about the state of israel and protecting it from iran and other enemies. let's go back to the verizon center and my colleague james rosen, chief washington correspondent. james, your thoughts on the day. you have seen all of these speeches. >> well, this was an electrifying moment. it wasn't clear just how hostile this audience was going to be to donald trump when he$ú showed up. if we could judge on the basis of the applause that hillary clinton received earlier in the day, almost riotous applause when she criticized donald trump. i would say that the reception we saw from
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mr. trump went beyond simply being polite. at times enthusiastic applause. applause when he called hillary clinton total disaster. somewhat less applause when she said she and president obama have treated israel very badly it was unusual to see donald trump speak from prepared text using the teleprompter as well. it is seen that the crowd most especially well to him when he appear to do deviate from his text. and he stuck in a few patented trumpisms, things like believe me, we will get it done. so, in all, i think it's quite possible donald trump changed some minds here tonight, bret. >> jim's rosen at the verizon center. let's get to our panel george will, "fortune magazine" nina easton and syndicated columnist charles krauthammer. charles? >> that was a positioning speech. he said every cliche, every line that has ever been invent toed to show one's support of israel regarding
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negotiations, iran iran, regarding8p terrorism, incitement and education. as the a policy speech it's meaningless. he says they have to reeducate their children and stop inciting the violence. and we're going to do it. believe me. well, i don't understand the applause but i guess people at least appreciated the fact that he says it i don't think it gives you any idea what he would do as president. he undid the damage of saying i would be neutral. >> nina, even if you look at the pie in the sky what happened. just the image of aipac, standing on their feet in that verizon center. >> that's right, bret. this was an exercise in him trying-i trump trying to buy credibility, which i think he did quite well. the best he has in his campaign so far. to pay credibility with republican establishment and people who think that he doesn't have a clue how to
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run this country. i mean, this was a guy who just last week was bragging that he only consults himself on things. this is clearly a speech that he had a lot of help on. he gave a very plain spoken, passionate case against iran and iran'soe support for terrorism. that your average person could understand. and it was very compelling and we went from the talk of rabbis staging a walkout to multiple standing ovations. it was a big night for him. >> george? >> it was a very -- survey of the diplomatic history the ehud barak proposal. he made one misstep and it could be a crucial one. he referred to israel negotiating with palestine as though palestine is an established state to negotiate with. that is a u.n. fiction and a very pernicious one. >> but yet, charles, does this put him in a different light after delivering this speech? >> well, it's the first speech he has given that he delivered written, thought
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out -- i don't know who wrote the speech but whoever did knows the middle east. i do agree that was a bit of a slip, the reference to palestine. nonetheless, the examples he gave showed somebody who knows the area unlike trump who didn't know hezbollah from hamas a few months ago. but i think as that, it showed a seriousness that he has not shown and by staying on script, he has showed that he could act like aia president, which i think is something new. >> every candidate addressed this conference. >> that's right. >> except bernie sanders. >> the only jewish candidate, which is interesting. and it was interesting that his -- it sounds like his -- the reaction in the room, we weren't in the room but the reaction in that convention center was at least as high for donald trump as it was for hillary clinton. >> panel, thank you. finally tonight, a reminder that donald trump will be sean hannity's guest tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern. and our american
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headquarters coverage of arizona and utah's coverage gips tomorrow night on "special report." remember we had all three candidates on our show. thanks forjd inviting us into your home tonight, fair, balanced and still unafraid. ♪ >> you just heard from donald trump speaking at aipac. up next you will here senator ted cruz. earlier today each presidential candidate except for bernie sanders made the long trek from the campaign trail out west washington, d.c. to address aipac. you will hear from the other candidates in just moments. rick klein and from the daily beast jackie kucinich. rick, first to you. we just heard donald trump in probably one of the most interesting. he spoke from prepared remarks. he actually got advanced copy. this is the first time. he usually he shoots from the hip. >> he likes to criticize teleprompters. this was presidential trump. he knew this was high stakes speech and he didn't want to