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PRESIDENT- ELECT TRUMP BLASTS CURRENT IMIGRATION POLICY IN WAKE OF OHIO STATE ATTACK
Lisa Boothe: Yeah, absolutely. Look, I think that what we need to do right now is to have it re-examined, the things that we've been doing. The reason why Donald Trump was elected because of his tough stance on immigration, because of his tough stance on Syrian refugees. And even our own CIA director, John Brenan, has told the American people that ISIS will try to penetrate the west through the Syrian refugees. ISIS has told us and declared that they have infiltrated the west through Syrian refugees. We know it is incredibly difficult to check documents and do the vetting process with people from Syria, where there's a government like the Syrian government, that's not going to be cooperative in the process at all. So, yes, I mean, I think what we need to do is have a re-examination of what has been going on, because Americans do not feel safe, and that is what Donald Trump campaigned on.
Mercedes Schlapp: What Donald Trump is honing in on are on terrorist hot spots. And the key is that you have these countries that don't have the background materials to give to the United States to adequately vet these individuals. So I think for Donald Trump. And you've seen several national security experts agree that maybe it is time to temporarily halt allowing refugees to come into the United States. We know that in Europe, you saw one of the attackers, the terrorist attackers in Paris. They came in with a fake passport, through the refugee program, into Paris. Those are the type of incidents that we have to try to make sure that we could protect here in the United States, and I do believe that it's something that actually we find that the majority of Americans can agree on.
Christie Setzer: No, I certainly don't. Look, i think there are a couple of things that are important to remember here. The first is that the Ohio state attacker had no ties to ISIS or Al Qaeda. He was sort of one of these lone wolf attackers.
Rachel Campos- Duffy- We've been trying that for eight years. Trying to make peace with Muslim countries with this president and it hasn't worked. And we've had a lot of terrorist attacks in our country. It's a very -- this is a very simple concept. Put America first, put American safety first. If you can't vet then, then don't bring them in.
PRESIDENT- ELECT DONALD TRUMP THREATENING TO TERMINATE THE US DEAL WITH CUBA
Mercedes Schlapp: You know, I’m the daughter of a former Cuban political prisoner. My father was thrown into jail for six years for speaking up against Fidel Castro and the dictatorship. And quite frankly, the deal that Obama cut was a deal with a ruthless dictator that tortured and killed many innocent Cuban lives. So I feel that Donald Trump is stepping up, and he's saying, we are going -- if we're going to have this deal, you're going to have to make significant changes. That includes free elections, releasing political prisoners, allowing for religious liberties. Being able to speak up and have a right of expression. These are the freedoms that the Cuban people have lacked for over six decades, Eric. So for me, personally, what you have seen is a Donald Trump who's willing to take Castro and basically tell him, you know what, it's going to be on our terms, not on your terms, and we need to see some change. I think that's the right approach?
Rachel Campos- Duffy: Listen, Ben Rhodes, who is Obama’s speechwriter, is one of the people who negotiated this deal. After the deal came out -- and by the way, since the deal, there's been a lot more arrests of dissidents and people thrown into those prisons. He was asked, why didn't you negotiate for more human rights for the citizens of Cuba? And he said, well, these negotiates aren't transactional. Since when are our negotiations with another country, especially with a dictator, not transactional? This is why – I mean, i don't know about you, I would rather have a smart, tough businessman negotiating with the Castro’s rather than a community organizer. That's what you get with a community organizer. I'm looking forward to what a businessman as president will get for the Cuban people who deserve human rights privileges and protections if we're going to deal with that country.
Christie Setzer : Well, I think that Donald Trump is trying to have it both ways. I mean, before he decided he wanted to run for president, he through his businesses was trying to do business with Cuba. Certainly he sees the value of normalizing relations. And it's complicated. Of course the economic embargo wasn't working for the people of Cuba.
Lisa Boothe: The criticism of President Obama is that he's done so many things in the name of legacy, as opposed to doing the right thing or what is in the best interest of Americans. And I think that has been the criticism of Cuban deal, as well as the deal with Iran. And in normalizing relations with Cuba and not getting anything in return. That's been the criticism, as Mercedes laid out earlier and the fact that there were no concessions regarding human rights. There was no extradition of American criminals. We got nothing. That is not a deal. It's not a deal if you say, I’m going to give you everything in return for nothing. That's not a deal.
NEW REACTION AS PRESIDENT OBAMA SAYS FOX NEWS IS PARTLY TO BLAME FOR DEMOCRATS ELECTION LOSS
Lisa Boothe: I never felt so powerful. Of I’ve slept great since the election. No, this is absolutely ridiculous. We are the number one network, but this is ridiculous. Look no further than the recent democratic elections. The fact that they have a newer, liberal San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi, that they just reelected even though the house has suffered historic losses under her, under president Obama in the past eight years. The fact that they're even looking at something like Keith Ellison to potentially lead the DNC. It's because the Democratic Party in short has cared more p progressive policies than transgender bathrooms than jobs for hard working Americans.
Christie Setzer: There are lots of reasons why Hillary Clinton lost. It was a changed election. She obviously didn't represent change to enough people. She got 2.5 Million more votes, though couldn't get the 10,000 in Wisconsin. So there were targeting problems obviously. But president Obama is on to something in that most people are not political. They pay attention to politics like I pay attention to sports, half listening, whatever. Maybe they don't know, fox news, as much as I love being on this show and network, it's very conservative. You're only hearing that after a while, you might think, you know.
Mercedes Schlapp: I want to say, when was the last time president Obama has gone to a national airport? Are you kidding me?
Wake Up America
Eric Bolling: Time wake up America!
It's as ugly as it was before the election.
Folks, it just got uglier.
Listen Hillary Clinton campaign manager this past Thursday still so out of touch it's literally incredulous.
No it wasn't racism, not white-supremacy.
No it wasn't sexism
What it was however.
It was the fact that Hillary had no message
She never touched the hearts of voters.
Her only message was, "it's my turn".
And, "he's terrible".
And then she Hillary crossed the line.
A poll-leading, and confident Hillary made a fatal miscalculation.
Hillary Clinton went from "Trump is bad" to "Trump’s supporters are deplorable".
That comment hit home but to the wrong group. It hit home to ever person who has felt ignored or who has felt belittled for their beliefs. Or felt the political elites had disdain for the average American.
It was that comment that turned the election toward Trump
Trump went in to win Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
States that Republicans not only weren't expected to win but haven't won in decades. States with unusually high numbers of democratic registered voters compared to republicans registers.
So Democrats, let's call this your autopsy.
Clinton out-financed Trump.
She had the media in her pocket.
Hillary had a built-in electoral map advantage.
Ms. Clinton led in the polls. Polls I warned were going to be wrong from the get go
Yet Trump won with over 300 electoral votes; a landslide
More importantly, Mr. Trump won by flipping 200 counties in America which voted Obama in 2012.
So Democrats, don't blame racism.
Don't blame sexism
Don't blame James Comey.
Your message is flawed.
See the Senate- Republican
See the House- Republican
See the governors in America- Republican
See the White House. Republican.
America voted for the Republican Party.
We may not be New York and California.
But we are everything else.
We are the heartland.
We are the plains states.
We are the great northwest, the Rockies, the Adirondacks.
We are Texas- Florida- Ohio- Pennsylvania.
We are the Bible Belt.
We are the Rust Belt.
We are American.
Not deplorable- just American.
And finally that means something again.