Trump, Merkel defend responses to refugee crisis

Reaction to president and German chancellor's joint press conference on 'The Five'


This is a rush transcript from "The Five," March 17, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: Hello everyone and Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm Kimberly Guilfoyle along with Juan Williams, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld. It's 5 o'clock in New York City and this is "The Five."

President Trump had his first face-to-face meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel today. The relationship have been a bit strained since the campaign when Mr. Trump accused the chancellor of ruining Germany with the influx of refugees. At a joint press conference this afternoon, the president defended his agenda to protect the U.S. from radical Islamic terror.


PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Our two countries must continue to work together to protect our people from radical Islamic terrorism and to defeat ISIS.

We also recognize that immigration security is national security. We must protect our citizens from those who seek to spread terrorism, extremism and violence inside our borders. Immigration is a privilege, not a right and the safety of our citizens must always come first without question.


GUILFOYLE: Merkel defended her commitment to helping refugees despite the threat posed to her country.


ANGELA MERKEL, CHANCELLOR OF GERMANY (translated): We have to protect our external boarders because -- and there we have to work on the bases of mutual interest with our neighbors. Migration, immigration, integration has to be worked on obviously. Traffickers have to be stopped. But this has to be done by looking at the refugees as well. Giving them opportunities to shape their own lives where they are. Help countries who right now are not in an ability to do so sometimes because they have civil war. I think that's the right way of going about it.


GUILFOYLE: OK, well a lot of discussion, people saying how did this go today, Dana, between the president and Angela Merkel, saying perhaps it was a little bit strained over these issues --

DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: It could have been -- but I do think it could have been more strained. I mean, there is some talk that he ignored her request for a handshake. I would like to believe that he just didn't hear the request and that was just an awkward moment, but I don't think anyone will dwell on it, and I think this continues the introduction of several world leaders that come to the White House to meet the president.

This is actually important for her back home. So, one of the things I like to do, when you think about a joint session like this is not what they were trying to accomplish together, which I think today was just establishing a personal relationship because they will have to work together on several issues. But if you think about their domestic audience, in particular hers, she is facing a pretty tough re-election.

She's been in office for a long time. There's interest in a guy named Schultz who is running a very anti-Trump campaign. Now, he's not bound by any of the restrictions of office like she is. She is like I have to be the leader of this country. And I think that this visit showed back home for her domestic audience that she is the mature adult, the right politician to be able to have a relationship with the United States and to figure out a way to keep Germany in the forefront of the E.U. So domestically for her, I think it was good and for the president just fine.

GUILFOYLE: Just fine? OK. So Eric, what did you make of the interaction between the two and you think any progress made?

ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: I don't know if there's any progress made. I don't think there was any push back at all. I think I agree with Dana. It was a very matter of fact, very kind of formal feeling type of meeting. I think the two themes that have been -- that really defined Donald Trump's candidacy and presidency for anti-globalism and pro- economic nationalism were front and center.

If you listen to not only the comments President Trump made but also the answers to some of the questions, he hit on two big things. For me, I heard something very important when he was talking about trade. He said he's a fair trader and a free trader. But right before that he'd said something, really caught my attention. He said reciprocal trade policies, and the point I'm trying to pull out here is the reciprocal part.

If you go into some of these other countries, they talk China, Brazil, Cuba, European Union, we pay massive amounts of money to put our products into those countries. They don't have that same owner's burden to put their products into ours. So the reciprocal word he threw in there means it's a heads up and Dana and I have talked about this for a while about how are they going to administer a border tax to pay for some of these things? That may be the first shot across the bough (ph) of these countries saying, hey, if you're charging us -- China, 3.4 percent, you may get charged that same 3.4 percent to bring your stuff back in here. Brazil, 8.3 percent -- the other one very quickly, that's trade, also security.

You know we talked about NATO. The U.S., the requirement -- the alleged requirement under NATO is the 2 percent of your GDP as a NATO country you're supposed to spend on defense, Germany happens to spend only about 1.2 percent of their GDP on defense so, they're going to need to get their funding of NATO up. The United States does 3 percent. France, Germany and Turkey are below the 2 percent. Italy, Belgium, Spain, Hungary and a couple others are below 1 percent. So, in order for security, the world, if they want us to continue to play by the NATO rules, they need to step up.

GUILOYLE: And that's something he talked about during his campaign. I'll get Greg and Juan in now, but the president fielded a question from a German reporter about his America first agenda and pushed back against the perception in Europe that he is pursuing isolationist policies.


TRUMP: I don't believe in an isolationist policy, but I also believe a policy of trade should be a fair policy and the United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years and that's going to stop. But I'm not an isolationist. I'm a free trade but I'm also a fair trader. I don't know what newspaper you're reading but I guess that would be another example of, as you say, fake news.


GUILFOYLE: Oh my god, never misses his chance. Never misses his chance. OK Greg, what do you make of this?

GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Well, I have two points to raise. Let's talk about the trade thing. Germany makes amazing cars, let's be honest -- some of the greatest cars in the world. Guess where they make a lot of them?


GUTFELD: Here. They make 400,000 of them in South Carolina, which is amazing.

GUILFOYLE: I do like a nice Mercedes.

GUTFELD: Yes, and the trade deficit is deceptive. Reciprocity is hard when you have a population of 80 million people and America is four times larger with 320 million. Our GDP is $17 trillion, their GDP is $3.73 trillion. Thank you Wikipedia. You're welcome Greg.

So the key distinction here when you're talking about deficits is you got to look at size and why the deficit really isn't as important as they make it out to be. And free trade does matter. Germany helps our country. There are 750,000 American jobs because of German companies in the United States. Now on to the stuff about --

BOLLING: Can I just address that before you go on?

GUTFELD: Sure. Yes.

BOLLING: But if you threaten to say to China you're charging us 3.4 percent, we're going to charge you 3.4, maybe you get them to lower it.


BOLLING: Maybe you get it down to the global average of 2.5 percent and you save American corporations putting products into China a boat load of money.

GUTFELD: But Eric -- Eric I was looking at Germany on Wikipedia not on China.


GUTFELD: I want to talk about --

GUILFOYLE: Then Juan you go.

GUTFELD: -- the migration thing. We keep positioning this argument as you're either pro or anti-refugee and it's not fair because we are pro- refugee. We're just pro refugee wisely. You know, Trump looks at Germany and says we can't do all of that. It's like when you look at a friend of yours who gets married and gains a lot of weight, oh, wow, he really let himself go. We're not going to let ourselves go.

We as a country cannot let ourselves go. We watched in the migrant process, we watched Germany essentially let itself go and it's going to take a long time for that to change. So, I think that Angela or Angela -- I'm still not sure -- lecturing or talking about refugees to us is like, you know, Hillary lecturing you about winning or her husband lecturing you about keeping his pants up. This is not -- it's not her place to tell us because dealing with a huge problem.

BOLLING: Low refugee diet?


GUILFOYLE: Exactly. OK, Juan.

JUAN WILLIAMS, CO-HOST: Actually, we're Slim Jim compared to Germany.

GUTFELD: Oh, definitely.

WILLIAMS: Because we don't let them -- I mean, they've let millions in and so for their smaller population, proportionately, they have done a great deal and they see it as --

GUTFELD: Too much.

WILLIAMS: -- a mercy mission. They do not see it as --

GUTFELD: But why do they do that?

WILLIAMS: There are some on who do.

GUTFELD: Because they feel guilty about the past.


GUILFOYLE: I think so, yes. Ask their therapist.

WILLIAMS: It's also possible that they see this in a way that I think we need to shift, which is that they're bringing younger people in who are willing and able to stir their economic engine.

GUTFELD: Or to stir literally pots.

WILLIAMS: No, I don't think so.

GUTFELD: That they're looking for young people to take care of older people.

WILLIAMS: Well, that's right, if you look in terms of social security. I thought you were saying stir trouble.

GUTFELD: No, I mean like actually cook.

WILLIAMS: OK, all right. And I think it's a similar thing in response to what Eric was saying, you got to worry that the other side, Eric, punches back and says, oh, you guys want a trade war? --

BOLLING: No one wants a trade war with us.

WILLIAMS: Oh, nobody. We're so powerful.

BOLLING: No, because it's possible --

WILLIAMS: But this is what Greg was talking about. If you look at BMW, look at Siemens, guess what? Those are companies that employ Americans and export overseas from the United States. There's benefit there. O think the key thing about this meeting --

BOLLING: A German car built in America exported to Germany isn't charged the import tax.

WILLIAMS: I'm telling you it's exported all over the world and it's a benefit because we get the jobs and we -- I mean I thought this was the jobs president. So I think he needs to think through. It's not just a one way street.

But the reason I thought this meeting was so interesting is that, you know, you listen to Trump and it's all about this kind of populist, nationalist, the kind of things we've been hearing about. And this week you had, in the Dutch election, Geert Wilders, who is you know, the Trump of the Netherlands lose. And then you have, you know, I guess in France, Marine Le Pen is coming up.

But right now the message that's being sent is that populist energy seems to be fading. And by the way, in terms of Angela Merkel herself, it seems like her chances of re-election, picking up on what Dana was talking about, are growing.

BOLLING: Have you seen the cover of "The Economist?"


BOLLING: The cover of "The Economist" has the exact opposite piece, is that globalism is on its way down --

PERINO: Right.

BOLLING: -- and economic nationalism around the world is on its way -- they're using hot air balloons, lifting all these countries that are deciding to pull back on these trade agreements and focus solely within their own borders.

WILLIAMS: Well, clearly Germany is not pulling back on trade agreements. In fact, the Germans, right before this meeting with Donald Trump, they were talking to the Chinese about building new relationships to replace --

BOLLING: Juan, you used only one example --

WILLIAMS: What? I'm just citing.

BOLLING: And then you claim Marine Le Pen is on her way down. We don't know yet.

WILLIAMS: No, we don't.

GUILFOYLE: Well there's also another candidate on the rise.

WILLIAMS: But I know for a fact what happened to Geert Wilders.

GUILFOYLE: That's a populist as well.

BOLLING: We would agree with that.


PERINO: Well, I just think that one of the things where Merkel and Trump could possibly agree on the refugee issue is the key to this is actually solving the refugee problem at its source. And President Trump has said that he would like to see something about some safe zones in Syria or something. And all of those of countries Eric mentioned that are part of NATO, everybody has a national interest in helping solve this problem because they're exporting terror from that region.

They're not only exporting terror but they're leaving many people desperate and hopeless. So, people who have big hearts, they want to bring them in to their countries because they care, but then there's a security risk. But the solution to it is to solve it at its source, and somebody like Merkel and Trump together as a partnership leading NATO in May at their meeting could actually be very helpful.

GUILFOYLE: Yes. It would be a very strong alliance. And perhaps this is the first step towards that because they really needed to meet in person -- WILLIAMS: So let me just -- let me just quickly add on to that. I would have love to been the fly on the wall to hear them talk about Vladimir Putin because I think Merkel has a view of Putin. She has experience with Putin especially in terms of the Ukraine, the sanctions alike -- very different from Donald Trump.

GUILFOYLE: Well we happen to be able to get in Russia, in the A-block (ph), there we go. All right, well the president gave a morbid diagnosis for Obamacare today. It's dead. Hear that coming up. And a programming note, it's your lucky day on St. Patrick's Day. A double dose of us. We're going to be back here at 8:00 p.m. eastern for another live edition of "The Five." Don't miss it. Back in a moment.



WILLIAMS: That's something. The President met earlier with a group of conservative lawmakers to rally more support for the GOP antidote to Obamacare.


TRUMP: I want everyone to know I'm 100 percent behind it. I want everybody to know that the press has not been speaking properly about how great this is going to be. This is going to be great.

I also want people to know that Obamacare is dead. It's a dead healthcare plan. It's not even a healthcare plan frankly. It's a disaster. Obamacare is dead. Nothing to do with these people. Nothing to do with me. It's on respirator and it's just about ready to implode.


WILLIAMS: A vote on the legislation is expected in the House next Thursday. At his news conference earlier, Mr. Trump expressed confidence the bill will pass


TRUMP: It's going to be passed, I believe. I think substantially pretty quickly. I think we have a very unified Republican Party.

It is a great unification. Health care is a very, very difficult subject. It's a very complex subject and it's a subject that, you know, goes both ways. You do something for one side and the other side doesn't like it. But it's really something that's come together very well and I think it's going to be very, very popular, extremely popular.


WILLIAMS: So Greg, the president is clearly putting his prestige now on the line. He has these members, 13 members in the Oval Office. He says he's convinced them. He says he's going to do more in terms of work requirements, blocking, you know, Medicaid has blocked grants instead of caps. Is this going to be a winning -- is this the winning ticket?

GUTFELD: This is -- we were talking about this a little (INAUDIBLE). He loves this sort of thing. He's a natural salesman. He likes to build stuff, hence the wall. He likes to sell stuff, hence the bill. Scott Adams calls him the master persuader. So the harder it is to sell something, the more he loves selling it. And he's got an interesting opposition, and that is everywhere you go, no matter what, it's always about killing grandma and killing the kids.

Except everything Republicans do you end up killing somebody, and that argument you're finding out is losing more and more power and weight. If Trump's health bill made all health care free, you know, the media would say well what about my pets? What about my spa treatments? I want massages. So you can't win. So, I think he's aware of that. And I think he relishes going in and persuading and it sounds like he's doing it.

WILLIAMS: Well, so Greg says he can't win. Do you believe that?

GUTFELD: No, no, no.

PERINO: I think he said that he can win.

GUTFELD: No, I said he can win. I was talking about against the left, he can't win.

PERINO: Well, meaning the left is never -- even if Trump were to say, OK, here is universal healthcare but the left would still say, but wait I the want more --

WILLIAMS: No, the problem here -- so the reason I misunderstood the professor is that in fact Republicans are the ones that he's persuading.

PERINO: And I think that he is actually doing it. Today was the best day for this bill in its short week-long history, partly because they were able to get the bill through the third committee, with only three defections from the Republicans. That's actually pretty good. He's had a lot of meetings this week.

They don't have a lot of air cover from the outside, but I think that instead of like Obamacare that dragged out for months, they are pushing this through very quickly and I think that when he said today I'm 100 percent behind this bill, the members of congress know that he -- President Trump and Ryan are in lock step on this and I bet that next Thursday it is going to pass, because he decided to put his shoulder behind it and to stand with Ryan. Whether you like the bill or not, I just still think it will pass next Thursday.


WILLIAMS: So Eric, do you agree it will pass next Thursday?

BOLLING: I hope not. I really hope not. Dana is 100 percent right when he said I'm 100 percent behind this bill. He just renamed it from Ryancare which I've been calling it for a while too, to Trump care. Here are the numbers --

GUILFOYLE: Better brand building.

BOLLING: There are 237 House members who are Republican. You need 218 to pass. You need 19 -- that means you have 19 wiggle room. There are 29 members of the Freedom Caucus who vote as a group. These guys, if you have, I guess if you have the majority of the Freedom Caucus on board, but I assume --

PERINO: They want to get to yes. I think they want to support the president.

BOLLING: No. Immediately when I heard that my jaw dropped. I was listening to this press conference, I'm like, did he just say I'm 100 percent behind it? I started making calls to the Freedom Caucus --

PERINO: I liked it. From a political standpoint it's impressive.

BOLLING: They were in that meeting though. The Freedom Caucus -- most of the Freedom Caucus were in that meeting so I'm like, what don't I know? Apparently there's a lot I don't know.

PERINO: They're probably being reached out to by others like Mike Pence.

WILLIAMS: Or they could be, but this was Republican study committee folks in that meeting. And again, he's trying to just make -- to fix it. Remember, Paul Ryan was opposed to any changes, but this week now he says he is changing.

BOLLING: He needs the Freedom Caucus, it's a proxy vote (ph).

WILLIAMS: He needs it bad.

PERINO: He's going to get it.

WILLIAMS: So, this week, Kimberly, Fox News Polling indicated 54 percent of Americans disapprove of the Republican plan. But President Trump who initially didn't seem like he was totally behind it now, as Eric says, says it's my plan (INAUDIBLE) and was going to pass.

GUILFOYLE: The Rasmussen poll says 48 percent of Americans agree that the president -- that Obamacare is collapsing. So what he's saying is the United States needs to act decisively to protect Americans and give them quality healthcare. I think this was a turning point today. I agree with Dana, that he put some muscle behind it. He put the magic of the Trump branding and said, look I'm going to own this.

It's not just Ryancare. This is something I support, and he's showing that look, I've got skin in the game. I'm going to make sure that it gets through. So I believe, I might take him at his word that he's going to go out there and sell it, that he's going to push it and even if they have to go one by one. But he also said something important which is that they made some changes. So, perhaps there've been some accommodations that are going to be pivotal and that's going to be able to --

BOLLING: One thing, if only the only way to get the premiums down, the only way is to --

GUILFOYLE: Competition.

BOLLING: -- be off of competition across state line.

GUILFOYLE: Absolutely.

BOLLING: And the only way to get that -- only way to get that --

GUILFOYLE: Across state lines.

BOLLING: -- is 60 votes in the Senate.


BOLLING: Where are you going to get 60 votes in the Senate?

WILLIAMS: That's the point. And also he says Obamacare is dead and I'm just thinking to myself, wait a second, they just indicated 12.2 million people enrolled. Well, we'll see what happens.

GUTFELD: The Barrier Reef s dead you know?

WILLIAMS: I saw that. Maybe Obamacare --

GUTFELD: Died at 25 million, had a long run.

WILLIAMS: Years old?

GUTFELD: Died at 25 million years.

WILLIAMS: Do you think we could resuscitate it?

GUTFELD: Well, I wouldn't do mouth to mouth.

WILLIAMS: Oh, OK. Stay right there. The Faster 7, up next.


BOLLING: Welcome back. Time for the "Fastest 7" minutes -- Oh, I'm sorry - - had to wait for that.


BOLLING: -- three entertaining stories, seven energetic minutes, one enthusiastic correspondent. The way the floor director looked at me like, really? You've done this how many times? First up, late night hosts enjoying ratings bonanza since Donald Trump won the presidency, in fact, Stephen Colbert may have saved his show by upping the Trump shtick on the late show. Jimmy Kimmel also rating well by taking shots at the president.


JIMMY KIMMEL, TALK SHOW HOST: Not only does Donald Trump want to put a stop to federal funding for public broadcasting, he's already started cleaning house at PBS.

TRUMP: I say you're fired.


TRUMP: You're a quitter and Star Jones kicked your ass whether you like it or not.

BIG BIRD: I guess we have to find a new place to live.

TRUMP: It's too bad but that's the way it goes.


BOLLING: All right Greg, look, it's working for them.

GUTFELD: I think it's right, you know, that bird is a mooch. It doesn't need government assistance. It's making more money than all of us and by the way, if you hate government, you hate Trump, why are you taking money from it? By the way, turducken it.

BOLLING: Turducken it.

PERINO: Turducken.

GUTFELD: Yes, turducken a Big Bird. Just cook it

BOLLING: Cook it. Cook it. Dana, do you want to talk about the funding or you want to talk about the late night hosts?

PERINO: Well, I do think like all media is up, right? So, all across the board and everybody is highly energized, whether you love him or hate him, you want to read about it, you want to watch it, you can't stop talking about it, it never ends.


WILLIAMS: Well, those guys started it.


WILLIAMS: I don't have a whole lot of love. But I will say, so, I used to be a host (INAUDIBLE) have to raise money for them. And you know, in the big cities there's no problem. There is no problem for NPR, Big Bird, you know, who now works for HBO and all of that. But no, they don't have a problem. I think they could be self-sufficient. The problem is intriguing when you get out into the small areas, rural areas, don't have big city newspapers, don't have radio stations, they sometimes don't have papers.

GUILFOYLE: You mean the base?

BOLLING: You mean Trump world.

WILLIAMS: But in fact there was a piece today talking about what we were discussing yesterday, the Appalachia, the delta. He's cutting all those commissions.

BOLLING: All right, KG.

GUILFOYLE: Yes, I mean, I like humor, right? I mean I sit across from it every day here and it seems to enthrall me. But I like to --

GUTFELD: It's called my face, Kimberly.


GUILFOYLE: He's quite funny. I like to watch Jimmy Kimmel. He's my favorite actually. So, I think it's fun and you know, it's done in I think in a nice way. Some of the stuff I've seen isn't so appropriate, which I've commented on before.

BOLLING: Stay right there because remember the clip BBC ran of the Skype interview between a newscaster in England and some guy in his home office where the kid sneak into the room behind him. A couple of comedians from New Zealand have some fun with a parody of that asking how would things go down if it were a mom in that same situation.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: One of your children's just walked in -- but I mean, shifting -- shifting sands in the region, do you think relations with the North may change?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's unclear at the moment what effect former President Geun-hye's impeachment will have on the territories. Unfortunately, discontent in South Korea is not only related to President Geun-hye's administration.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Sorry. You do look rather busy there. We can reschedule this...

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: President Geun-hye is very likely to face jail time, too...


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: ... I would argue, in an attempt to make an example of her.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Right. So what does this all mean for the future of South Korea?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: So the future of South Korea really hangs in the balance.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, my God. Is that a bomb?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And it will be interesting to see.


BOLLING: All right, K.G. So she's multi-tasking.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my God, do I do that or what?

PERINO: Your life.

GUILFOYLE: That is my life, like, every day. I don't even know. Yes. Caught on fire a couple times, but it worked out.

So you've seen this type of thing. It actually happens. And you're just like kind of freaking out, trying to make sure to get everything done at once. And usually it's me when I'm trying to do radio, but you work it out.

And there was a YouTube video the other day of a man doing that with the kids in and the nanny [SIC] freaking out, trying to pull them out of the room.

BOLLING: Right. And your thoughts on this, Juan?

GUTFELD: That was it.

BOLLING: Do they own us in this respect?

GUILFOYLE: No, the other one.

WILLIAMS: You know, you've just got to give up sometimes. That's terrific. I mean, not only terrific, but, you know, I think every woman in the world apparently, not just Kimberly in the U.S., but I think every woman in the world said, "Yes, you know, we deal with it. We make it happen." You know, God bless them.

GUILFOYLE: I like the bomb diffusing.

BOLLING: Dana, she had diffuse -- the bomb diffused. She had the dinner. She steamed the shirt. She didn't take the dog out, though.

PERINO: Well, and she went to work; she didn't stay home. This was like - - she was like, "I can do it all." She can bring home the bacon, fry it up in the pan.

I do remember when I first saw that video, you make a split second decision. It's live television. He wants to do a good job. He decided not to pick up the kid. If he would have picked up the kid, it would have been just as much of a sensation.

GUILFOYLE: Exactly. Yes.

BOLLING: And Greg?

GUTFELD: I -- I don't agree with anybody here. I thought it was atrocious, because it's sexist. That -- they're saying that moms are better than dads at being moms. Why can't dads be moms? We're living in a gender-free society. That was hetero normative. It was attack on people who prefer not to be seen as a mom or a dad. And women can't do everything, I am sorry.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my goodness.

BOLLING: OK. Stay right there. To (UNINTELLIGIBLE) now. Are you all good dancers, guys? Do you have the moves? Or are you "dad dancers"? Greg, Juan and I got the moves like Jagger. Prince William? Well, what do you think? Watch.





BOLLING: All right, Juan, what do you say? Moves like Jagger? Or...

WILLIAMS: You know, I think the man is having fun. Let him be. But I just, you know, to me, I don't understand why he can't just go to the club and party. I mean, I go to a club and party. I hope no one is doing that. Because I might look worse than that.

GUILFOYLE: We know about that, Juan.

BOLLING: Well, Juan.

Greg, mom dance -- I'm sorry, suburban dad dancer or moves like Bruno Mars?

GUTFELD: I think -- you know, I think he does all right there. But no one -- it just tells you no one is safe. You can't let your dork flag fry -- fly -- or fry, for that matter -- because nobody [SIC] has their phone. Even at -- was that at a wedding? Like, they...

BOLLING: A club, it was a club.

GUTFELD: It's like if you -- they should have clubs now where you put your phone in a basket when you walk in. You just put it in the basket or you're not allowed in.

GUILFOYLE: There are places like that. You just don't get invited.

GUTFELD: Well, Kimberly.


GUILFOYLE: Well, they take your phone. No one is allowed to bring any kind of electronic devices, and then that's that.

GUTFELD: Wait, what are you talking about, Kimberly?

GUILFOYLE: I'm talking about parties.

GUTFELD: Which party? Which one are you talking about? I know which one you're talking about.

GUILFOYLE: No, you're not. You don't know.

GUTFELD: I know exactly what happened there, and it was disgusting.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my God.

GUTFELD: You should be ashamed of yourself.

BOLLING: All right.

GUILFOYLE: You hiding in the tree looking in again?

BOLLING: Dana, final thoughts on the future king busting a move.

PERINO: I think what -- I think what Greg is saying is that Prince William will always have to dance like everybody is watching, which means you probably don't dance at all. Maybe you should just go home and be with your wife.

WILLIAMS: That would be the worst of all.

BOLLING: I'm going to -- I'm going to put two cents in here very quickly. I loved it. I thought it was great.


GUILFOYLE: It was cute. Have some fun.

BOLLING: All right. Ahead Dana is going to take us on board a ship of hope and healing. She returned this week from Africa to show us the incredible work a charity called Mercy Ships is doing there. A very special piece you won't want to miss.

And guys, come on: let's bust it out as we go to break.

GUILFOYLE: Bust out what?


PERINO: On Monday my husband Peter and I took Erin Landers of Dan Perino and Company on another trip to Africa with Mercy Ships, the global charity that provides free surgical care in developing nations.

We were in the Congo in 2013 at the start of Mercy Ships' mission there, and we didn't see the results. This time we did. Their floating hospital has been docked for nine months in the Republic of Benin. We got to witness all kinds of miracles aboard.


PERINO (voice-over): Check this little girl out. She's dancing for a reason, because there's great cause for celebration. Seventy patients treated by Mercy Ships the week I arrived in Benin can now see again. Special cataract surgeries healed their blindness. A celebration of sight was held in their honor, and there was much joy to go around.

Little Yannis (ph) will also be celebrating soon. He just found out he's a candidate for cataract surgery at the end of the month.

And this is his sweet twin sister.

GRAPHIC: Mercy Ships follows the 2,000-year-old model of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to the world's forgotten poor.

PERINO: They are among nearly two-and-a-half million citizens of developing nations to receive free surgical care from the selfless staff and volunteers of Mercy Ships, an international charity founded in 1978.

The Africa Mercy is the world's largest private hospital ship, filled with volunteers from over 45 nations; 35 percent of them are American.

Dr. Mark Schreim (ph) is one of them. The assistant professor at Harvard Medical School volunteers two months a year on the ship. I asked him how he and others are able to juggle two jobs thousands of miles apart.

DR. MARK SCHREIM (PH), VOLUNTEER ON MERCY SHIPS: A lot of people who do global surgery in low-income countries are doing it on their vacation time, doing it in time off that they have. Most of my career in the U.S. is a research career. It's 20 percent clinical. So I'm able to juggle the research and still do the research here on the ship. People are here to treat the patients and to serve the patients, and serve the people that we're -- the countries that we're in.

PERINO: Dr. Schreim (ph) performed four surgeries alone our first morning aboard.

Many patients get to spend time outside on Friday afternoons. I played Connect Four with one of them on deck seven. He beat meet twice.

(on camera): That's very good.

(voice-over): But I surprised us both when I won a game.

(on camera): Oh, my gosh!

GRAPHIC: Mercy Ships has delivered free services valued at more than $1 billion since 1978.

PERINO: In addition to treatment on board, ship-based teams also serve in local villages, providing a wide array of services. While I was there, a party was held for children from a local orphanage. Ashley Reeves co-runs it with her husband John. They're adopting a cute little toddler she's holding named Kojo (ph). Remarkably, Ashley wishes she could do more to help others in need.

ASHLEY REEVES, RUNS ORPHANAGE: I think I've resolved to realize that I can't change the world, but I can change some part of the world.

PERINO (on camera): Oh, so children are ticklish everywhere.


PERINO (voice-over): This is Mercy's Hope Center. It's where patient's well enough to leave the shipping go to fully recover and where some pre-op patients are sent to prepare.

It's run by an American retiree named Martha Rodriguez. When she retired, she wasn't ready to settle; she was ready to do. And boy, has she done a lot.

Perhaps the most touching moment of my trip was a celebration for three women who just had their fistulas successfully repaired. Trauma during childbirth left holes between their bladder and birth canal, leaving them incontinent for years. Sadly, many fistula sufferers are ostracized for their condition in this part of the world.

Nurse Amy Jones has treated many of them.

(on camera): When they have this condition, what happens to them, usually, back home.

AMY JONES, NURSE: A lot of times they will be completely marginalized. They'll be kicked out of their villages. They will be divorced by their husband's.

GRAPHIC: Mercy Ships has performed thousands of successful procedures to repair obstetric fistulas caused during childbirth.

PERINO (voice-over): Fistula patients are given a new dress after surgery as a symbol of their restored life.

JONES: It's just really a celebration of women. It's a celebration that they've been through something terrible, and they've come out the other side.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Then, when I met them, they told me that they were treating me free of charge. I said, "Huh?" They said, "OK, we' re going to do the surgery for you tomorrow." And I was amazed and I say, "Huh?"

PERINO: There weren't many dry eyes in the room, full of song, dance and prayer.

At the end of the ceremony the nurse in charge of the women's clinic had one request for the three honorees. She said, "All we ask is that when you leave here today, let God walk with you. You are not alone."

God is walking with Mercy Ships to help bring hope and healing all around the world.


PERINO: So the Africa Mercy heads to Cameroon this summer. To find out more about the organization -- you can check out opportunities for volunteering -- you go to I can tell you, they need a lot of positions filled -- engineers, dentists, cooks, teachers -- and they absolutely need a principal right away.

GUTFELD: I could -- I would be the greatest principal. I've always wanted to be a principal.

I have a question, though. If I do go...


GUTFELD: ... would I be able to get some elective work done on myself? Like maybe a little lipo, Botox?

PERINO: I don't think -- they don't have that capability yet. Maybe that will come in the future. They're a little busy. You'd probably be low on the priority list. So...

GUTFELD: I'd be a really good principal.

GUILFOYLE: So bad. No, you would be really bad.

GUTFELD: Boat principal.

PERINO: I have something -- do you remember last Friday when I was on?


GUILFOYLE: ... your condition.

PERINO: And you asked me how they could -- how we could help, so -- and I said they need a mechanic?

GUILFOYLE: They got one, yes.

PERINO: The next morning a 25-year-old Christian man from here in America who's a veteran of the Iraq War said he is a certified mechanic and he's interested; and he did a full application. So...

BOLLING: Fantastic.

PERINO: ... they're interviewing him.

WILLIAMS: So Dana, I read your piece on


WILLIAMS: And one of the things you pointed out was the difficulty in follow-up. Because I guess people leave, and there's no way for them...

PERINO: So the ships -- yes, the ship might come back to Benin in a few years. But in between then, it is hard to -- like here, if you have surgery, you go back to the doctor if you have a problem or you might...

GUILFOYLE: Follow-up.

PERINO: Yes, they might do a research study on you. And there it's hard.

There's a little boy named Emanuel from Congo that we're going to try to find, because he was saved by them on that first day. It was amazing.

But Eric, you had a question.

BOLLING: Very quickly, Dana. So obviously, in these situations, you have to perform triage. You take the most sick and the most needy first. Can you give us a sense of the gap between available resources and needed resources?

PERINO: In a third-world country like Benin? I'd just say Benin felt like the most hopeful African country I'd been to, in terms of...

GUILFOYLE: Very nice.

PERINO: ... they have a new president who's a businessman who is trying to improve the economy. But the health care, it's dire.

And especially in a port city like Cotonou, you could probably maybe see a doctor for some things. But like, those women there that were getting help for the fistulas, some of them had tried to have been repaired three times, and you have to pay each time. And it's very hard to get the money.

K.G. had a question.

GUILFOYLE: Well, I just want to say, you did this last time. I know my brother regularly contributes, and just that people can go to, because you see the meaningful work.

Thank you, Dana.

PERINO: They were great. So you can check out that essay, as well as some other videos. We'll post them over the weekend. It was hopeful, and it was great; and the people on Mercy Ships are amazing.

And thank you, FOX, for letting me do that.

All right. Stay right there. "Facebook Friday" is up next.


GUTFELD: All right. "Facebook Friday."

GRAPHIC: Facebook Friday


GUTFELD: Got to do it fast. We've got, like a couple -- an odd couple of minutes.

GUILFOYLE: High energy.

GUTFELD: You know what I'm saying? One question I think we have time for. This is from Carly G.: "In honor of St. Patrick's Day, if you could have a drink with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?"

Pete Burns from "Dead or Alive."

BOLLING: Well done.

GUTFELD: No. Thanks, he's dead, though. All right. That would count.

Anyway, I'll start with you, Kimberly.

GUILFOYLE: I think I would choose Saint Patrick.

GUTFELD: That was mine!

PERINO: That was mine!


WILLIAMS: Why Saint Patrick?

GUILFOYLE: Well, because it's his day. He's, like, the big honoree.

PERINO: He probably -- he probably could throw down some red wine, too.

GUILFOYLE: Top billing.

GUTFELD: You know what? He probably didn't drink.

PERINO: Or some -- some Guinness.


GUTFELD: He might not have been a drinker. And this is like "Why are people throwing up on Third Avenue? This is not what I wanted."

GUILFOYLE: I would toast and cheer him with a nice club soda with a lime, which is green.

GUTFELD: There you go. All right, Juan.

WILLIAMS: Who was the guy in "My Three Sons"? Who was that?

GUTFELD: Fred McMurray?

WILLIAMS: Yes, maybe I'd have a drink with him. I like that guy.

GUTFELD: That is the strangest...

WILLIAMS: Well, how about Toody and Muldoon, "Car 54"?


GUTFELD: You are picking some unusual people.

WILLIAMS: Well, you never know. How about -- how about Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan?


WILLIAMS: They started that Irish lunch in D.C.

GUILFOYLE: I was thinking about them.

WILLIAMS: Oh, good.

GUILFOYLE: But I picked Saint Patrick.

GUTFELD: Interesting.

BOLLING: Who would it be? I don't know. Maybe -- maybe a philosopher. Do I have to speak the language? Would it help?

GUTFELD: You could have a translator.

BOLLING: Translator? Aristotle, Plato.

GUTFELD: One of those guys.

BOLLING: Really, really brilliant and foreseen.

GUTFELD: Yes, that would be a good one.


PERINO: You know who came to mind?


PERINO: Mary Lou Retton. Because I really admire her, and I -- I love her.

BOLLING: Wait. We should find out why Mary Lou Retton came to mind.

GUTFELD: You're taller than her.

PERINO: No, well, I was thinking, like, who do I admire? And I was thinking, like, I would like -- I don't know. I like her. I don't know why she's on my mind.

GUTFELD: I don't know.

PERINO: She got the perfect ten in the Olympics.

GUILFOYLE: That's so interesting.

GUTFELD: It's weird how people's things -- you know, that's in your brain if a reason.

PERINO: I really want to meet her.

GUTFELD: Yes, yes. That's very strange.

I'm going to say Sigmund Freud, because I have a lot of questions.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, God. He would have a field day.

PERINO: A lot of issues.


GUTFELD: And I'm not even sure -- I'm not even sure...

BOLLING: It would be more than a drink.

GUTFELD: I think he'd go "That's more than a cigar, son. You're going to have to get out of here."

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh. You would -- you would probably really mess with his head.

GUTFELD: He'd pull his hair out.


GUTFELD: All right.

GUILFOYLE: Is that it?

GUTFELD: "One More Thing." I think so. Is up next.


GUILFOYLE: It's time now for "One More Thing."

WILLIAMS: "One More Thing."

BOLLING: Kimberly, call yourself.

GUILFOYLE: Anyway, I can never get enough of these. Honoring heroes. And this is a great story.

GRAPHIC: Honoring Heroes

GUILFOYLE: All right. Here is a video of U.S. Air Force Major John Salotti, surprising his son Owen in his first grade classroom yesterday after returning from deployment in Kuwait.

So they secretly gathered at Arrowhead Elementary School in Pennsylvania, where his class was awaiting a mystery reader. And then lo and behold, they introduced the reader. As you see there, it was incredible. Big smile on his face, greeting his son. And the little boy was super happy.

Just to let you know that Major Salotti is a C-130 pilot, my favorite.

PERINO: Wow. That's impressive.

GUILFOYLE: And his previous deployments have included Germany, Iraq, Kabul, Qatar, and most recently Kuwait. Thank you for your service. Happy to see your reunion there with your son. God bless you.

PERINO: Chuck E. Cheese time.

GUILFOYLE: Very nice.



WILLIAMS: Well, you know, we hear so much about the troubles in Chicago. And guess what? Some of our FOX colleagues have taken it to heart and done something about it.

Recently, Eboni Williams, Richard Fowler, Gianno Caldwell went on what they called a Power Within tour to visit high schools in Chicago and talked to the students about their lives and how they overcame obstacles to become successful to join us here at FOX.

The tour actually was inspired by a moment on air between Fowler and Gianno Caldwell, when they were arguing about what's happening in Chicago. John was from Chicago. Richard is from Evanston. So there was quite (ph) going home.

But it was just so terrific that, instead of just talking, they made something happen. They paid for it out of their pockets, and they made a difference. Boy, I think you guys, you set a model for us all. Congratulations.

GUILFOYLE: They're fantastic.

PERINO: That's so cool.

GUILFOYLE: Three class acts. You couldn't meet nicer people. Very, very sweet.

Greg, what do you have?

GUTFELD: On a related note, I'm not a good person. I don't do anything like that.

GUILFOYLE: We know. We got the message.

GUTFELD: Saturday night, 10 p.m., we've got a great show. We've got Kat Timpf there. We've got Terry Schappert. We've got the return of Lauren Sabban (ph). And, of course, the great, evil Lou Dobbs. He does some hip- hop. It's very surprising. And it's time for this.

GUILFOYLE: What? Is he really on the show?


GUTFELD: I hate these people!


GUTFELD: Yes. Lou talks about the old hip-hop. He knows a lot about Snoop.

All right. You know, St. Patrick's Day, I love the holiday. I'm part Irish. My grandmother is from County Cork. But boy, I hate people who can't handle their booze. Getting up on Third Avenue and just seeing people already drunk. You're taking something beautiful like alcohol, and you're ruining it by not controlling it. And it just gets me so angry. You know, throw up in our own bathroom, for God's sake.

GUILFOYLE: Something so beautiful. Dana.

PERINO: If you know Reese Witherspoon.


PERINO: She's a movie star. But she also has a clothing line called Draper James, and the Draper James blog was honoring Women's History Month. And I got to work with a wonderful writer named Meredith Barnett, who asked me some questions. We took some pictures. Jasper photobombed them all. And you can find them online and on our Facebook page.

GUILFOYLE: All right. Bolling.

BOLLING: All right. Very quickly, the phone rings this afternoon. It's my son at college saying, "Hey, happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm at Bob Beckel's daughter's sorority, and I met this girl here, Lana..."


BOLLING: .".. who happens to be a huge fan of 'The Five'."

PERINO: Hi, Lana.

GUILFOYLE: And a fan of his.

BOLLING: His, as well, he's got -- wearing the green.

GUILFOYLE: Happy St. Patty's Day, Eric Chase.

PERINO: How is Bob's daughter?


BOLLING: She's away. She's in Europe, I think, on a semester abroad.


GUILFOYLE: All right. Well, that's it for us now. See you later on Dobbs. And don't forget to join us again in two hours at 8 p.m. Eastern, live baby. Another edition of "The Five." "Special Report" next.

GUTFELD: Hooray!

BRET BAIER, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: President Trump doubles down on his wiretapping claim while standing next to a world leader who was spied on by the Obama administration.


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<Show: "The Five"> <Date: March 17, 2017> <Time: 17:00> <Tran: 031702cb.258> <Type: Show> <Head: Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Admits She Gave Clinton Campaign Town Hall Topics; President Trump's Big Week; German Reporter Presses President Trump on the EU, Media Treatment, Wiretap Allegations; NBC's Anti-Trump Bias; Trump Budget Shows Administration Taking Hard Line on Sanctuary Cities; The Five's Best, Worst and Weirdest Stories of the Week> <Sect: News; Domestic> <Byline: Eric Bolling, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Juan Williams, Meghan McCain, Greg Gutfeld > <Guest: > <Spec: Politics; Government>

ERIC BOLLING, FOX NEWS CO-HOST, ""The Five"": Hello, everyone, I'm Eric Bolling along with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Juan Williams, Meghan McCain and Greg Gutfeld. It's 8:00 in New York City. And this is ""The Five.""

Bill O'Reilly is on assignment tonight. We thank him for turning his hour over to us.

MEGHAN MCCAIN, FOX NEWS CO-HOST, ""The Five"": Thanks, Bill.

BOLLING: Well, we begin with some breaking news. A stunning confession from former DNC Chair Donna Brazile. Donna is finally admitting to what we all knew all along that she leaked CNN town hall questions to Hillary Clinton during the campaign while she, Donna Brazile, was a contributor to the network. Brazile confessed in an essay published in "Time" magazine saying quote, "Among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and DNC Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim DNC chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign. My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But, spending those -- sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret."

Donna Brazile did was shameful and treasonous to our political system and stability even threatening the journalism in America at least CNN for their part demanded her resignation. Immediately.

But let's now take a look at what she told Jordan Chariton on the street denying those accusations. Listen.


JORDAN CHARITON, TYT POLITICS POLITICAL REPORTER: Do you owe the voters an apology for passing a question for a town hall excuse me, off to the Hillary Clinton campaign?

DONNA BRAZILE, CHAIRWOMAN, DNC: You know what? I wish when you got your facts, you read -- you read the emails.

CHARITON: I did read a lot of them.

BRAZILE: You clearly did not read my emails, sir. No one has ever, ever shared questions with any of us involved in CNN.


BOLLING: Well, in fact, Greg, Donna Brazile denied it on several occasions, and most recently in February. She said no, I never received questions from CNN. There is no there there. She told Bret Baier you have misinformation and on and on.

GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS CO-HOST, ""The Five"": That's what happens when you think you're going to get away with something. You deny it, deny it, I'm married. I know these things. But you know what?


You have to understand what she did. She elected Donald Trump. Imagine if she hadn't done this. If she had not helped Hillary Clinton get the nomination and Bernie got the nomination. You had mentioned this before.


GUTFELD: Bernie was a bigger threat.

MCCAIN: Totally.

GUTFELD: Because he was more diehard fans for Bernie than there was for Hillary. Bernie was likeable. Hillary was detestable. He probably would have been a tougher challenge. So, we could have ended up, thanks to Donna Brazile we didn't have a socialist president. We could have had a socialist president. She made America great again. Donna Brazile is an American hero.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, FOX NEWS CO-HOST, ""The Five"": Round of applause.

GUTFELD: And for now on, anytime you cheat in a debate, you have you to call it a Brazilian.


BOLLING: Very nice. In fact, there was a big interview. There was a big back and forth with Megyn Kelly when she was over here. And she said your information is solely false.

GUILFOYLE: Yes. Well, listen, deny, deny until there is no more ability to deny. And that's what's happened here. But, you know, this is also what candidate Trump, then was saying. And tried to tell people, listen, the fix is in. They are colluding. This is what is going on. Turns out he was correct. And I admire her for coming clean and telling the truth. I mean, personally she is a nice person, what she did here, she says she regrets. It's not a good call. It's not good for the party. It just goes to show you.

BOLLING: Let me expand this out a little bit, Juan. Let's call it a vast wing conspiracy. Expose the other guy Roland Martin.


BOLLING: Remember this was a town hall with I think it was TV one and CNN. But Roland Martin also sent Donna Brazile the question he was going to ask the next day and guess what happened? Donna Brazile asked that question the next day of Hillary Clinton.

JUAN WILLIAMS, FOX NEWS CO-HOST, ""The Five"": Well, the point here is one, CNN didn't share it with the candidate. And secondly, this happened among the Democrats. And sometimes I hear Donald Trump say, there goes Donna Brazile, she is the one that was sharing the questions as if she was being given the questions to Hillary Clinton while debating Donald Trump. That's not what happened here.

GUTFELD: No. No. I think he was being very clever. He was actually saying to the Bernie supporters you got screwed by her.

WILLIAMS: No. I think he was saying to Trump supporters I was cheated and I was cheated by Donna Brazile. In any case, Donna Brazile --

GUILFOYLE: Well, I think he said both, actually.


WILLIAMS: Oh, so you think he said both. That's what I --

GUILFOYLE: I think he did. He did say that about Bernie Sanders did get cheated.

BOLLING: It is important to note that CNN demanded her resignation. They put her on ice for a while because she became the DNC chair but then demanded her resignation when WikiLeaks exposed what was really going on.


BOLLING: And by the way, Juan. We will let Meghan respond to this but this is what we know of. We don't know if Donna Brazile was feeding questions.

WILLIAMS: Stop with the conspiracy.

GUTFELD: I have two pages of Donna Brazile's speeches.

BOLLING: Let Meghan in.

WILLIAMS: I'm standing up for Meghan.

MCCAIN: No, I mean, I have to tell you, I am actually really disappointed. And I may sound sort of a little Pollyanna. But I thought she was kind of one of the good one. The last time I had encounter with her. She told me that if I ever needed anyone to pray for me that she would. I mean, this is not a person that I thought would do something like this. But I am just saying, well, I mean --


It's a nice thing to say to someone, I don't know.

BOLLING: But she is as corrupt.

WILLIAMS: Come on! This is wrong.

BOLLING: Juan, Juan, in the middle of the political season, the most important political time in our entire year in our life, she decides to leak and muddy the waters.

MCCAIN: She will never work in politics again. Don't worry. Her career is over 100 percent. She has tainted herself as a criminal act as far as I'm concerned. Leaking questions to a candidate beforehand. Highlights two things number one if she is getting leaked that question, it's honest to understand that she is probably getting leaked more questions the Clinton campaign. I don't think that's conspiracy theory levels. I think there is probably a lot of corruption going on.

GUILFOYLE: Common sense.

MCCAIN: A lot of people exactly, there is a lot of young Democrats in this country who are angry. Who are, you know, just absolutely didn't have Bernie Sanders. Thought they believed in him. Between her and Debbie Wasserman Schultz there is a lot of corruption going on. In all seriousness.

WILLIAMS: This is hyperbole.

BOLLING: It was hyperbole until she admitted doing it and then it became reality.

GUILFOYLE: Now it's fact.

WILLIAMS: Here is the reality. And I speak to what Meghan was saying. Meghan say, she is out of politics. Donna Brazile is not out of politics.

MCCAIN: Yes, she is.

WILLIAMS: Donna Brazile is highly regarded as a political operative. If you want to blame someone, you know what? Debbie Wasserman Schultz in terms of those emails. That's where a lot of the -- all right, but let me just read.

BOLLING: Why are you covering?

WILLIAMS: I'm not covering anything. Here is what she's saying.


BOLLING: -- Questions for the Clinton campaign.

WILLIAMS: Let me just say this. My job -- I'm reading a quote here, "My job was to make all Democratic candidates look good. And I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake."

BOLLING: I want to get Greg in here.

GUTFELD: I think she has to apologize to Bernie.

WILLIAMS: Well, that's who she is.

GUTFELD: That's who she is. I mean, he got -- he is the one that got screwed.

GUILFOYLE: And his supporters.

GUTFELD: He could have been president. I thank God for Donna Brazile. I really do.

BOLLING: We will leave it at that topic.

GUTFELD: That was my positive turn.

BOLLING: Yes. That was good. 8:00 very positive.


What goes on between 6:00 and 8:00. Turning now to the candidates who won the election. Even though his opponent was being fed inside information. It was another big week for President Trump from rallies to interviews. To press conferences leaving his supporters cheering and his critics head spinning.


PRES. DONALD TRUMP (R), UNITED STATES: The best way to keep foreign terrorists or as some people would say in certain instances, radical Islamic terrorists from attacking our country is to stop them from entering our country in the first place.

TRUMP: Our two countries must continue to work together to protect our people from radical Islamic terrorism. And to defeat ISIS.

Some of the fake news said, I don't think Donald Trump wants to build the wall. Can you imagine if I said, we're not going to build the wall? Fake news. This ruling makes us look weak which, by the way, we no longer are. Believe me. Just look at our borders.

If we had the greatest healthcare bill ever in history and we needed eight votes from the Democrats to get us up to the 60 number that you would need, they wouldn't vote for it, it's a very selfish thing. They are doing a very, very bad disservice for the country.

We are going to ensure that any regulations we have protect and defend your jobs, your factories. We're going to be fair.

I will not stop fighting for the safety of you and your families, believe me. Not today, not ever.


BOLLING: Okay. KG, grade President Trump's week.

GUILFOYLE: I think it was fantastic. It was big league. I mean, he really did a great job. He called out the press. His supporters, the movement, the forgotten men and women that have been left behind. That's our guy. That's why we show up for the rallies for him. That's why we voted for him. He talked about, hey, we are not weak anymore. We are strong. Take a look at our borders. Checking the box. Fulfilling promises.

Executive order, more discussion about building the wall. Supreme Court pick like he is covering the bases. I think this week it really resonated and culminating with his big push, given at the shoulder to say hey, I'm standing behind my new Trump care. It's not Ryan care and I'm 100 percent all in.


GUILFOYLE: I know that upsets you but it did happen.

BOLLING: Juan -- Kimberly gives an A?

GUILFOYLE: I believe that was an A.

BOLLING: Very good. Score the president.

WILLIAMS: I leave it to the voters of America. The FOX News poll has him down eight points. I mean, it's just not going well. I mean, even his rally, that Kimberly is talking about.

GUILFOYLE: That's not through the full week. That was taken earlier.

WILLIAMS: The poll came out this week.


WILLIAMS: And so, but this rally that you're talking about, guess what, it's not set up by the White House, it's not open to the public. It's set up by the same group that set up Trump campaign rallies, and you have to be a member of one of Trump's organization to get in, that's how they get out the ticket. So it's all Trump people. This is not a Democratic process. This is, Greg, what's the proper analogy to this?

GUTFELD: Well --

MCCAIN: Why isn't this Democratic because --

WILLIAMS: Because it's not -- it's like you have a self-selected group of people who are reinforcing. This is the bubble. You talk about a bubble. This is a hard-case bubble of Trump support.

GUTFELD: All right. So, Obama never did that.

BOLLING: Just get a grade from you before I move on to Meghan.

WILLIAMS: Given what's going on with the healthcare which most Americans don't want including Republicans.


WILLIAMS: So, I would say it was a failing week.

BOLLING: A and an F. Okay, Meghan.


MCCAIN: I actually think when you see that video right there, you really understand why he ended up winning and why he resonates with people. He speaks in a very concise way. And I think anyone that has any questions about what's going on especially with Trump care. Whatever the repeal and replace. Especially when you hear Rand Paul saying, I hear one thing from President Trump and I hear another thing from Paul Ryan, it should ease concerns at the moment.

My problem with President Trump right now isn't how he is doing and how he is speaking. It's Sean Spicer and how Sean Spicer is acting in some of his press conferences because I continue to think a lot of his surrogates don't do the messaging that comes out of his mouth justice for their surrogate or excuse me -- for their principled candidate.

BOLLING: Give me a score.

GUILFOYLE: Well, he has to do it himself.

MCCAIN: Well, B plus.

BOLLING: B plus. Okay, Greg, your score?

MCCAIN: It certainly wasn't a bad week.

GUTFELD: I do the pass/fail. And I say he passed and I will tell you why. Because he is entering the presidency with what I call the honeymoon deficit. Obama had a honeymoon. He had a forever moon. And Trump had to begin in a hole because the media doesn't like him. So, the reason why he is doing these things is to reach people because he has got to over the head of the media and it's working.

And so, what he is creating which is really interesting is a contrast between fun and fear. So when you look at the Rachel Maddows of the world or the Keith Olbermanns or any of the Democrats, with the Schumers who are weeping. You see fear and paranoia, apoplectic. Apocalyptic terror. And then you see Trump laughing. Making jokes. Being around people. He is contrasting fear with fun. And at the end of the day.

GUILFOYLE: Fan favorite.

GUTFELD: At the end of the day you want to be with the fun people. You don't want to be with the scary people.

WILLIAMS: You had me. You had me.

GUTFELD: I have you, Juan.

WILLIAMS: Come on, man! Are you kidding me? Trump is not selling fear? Those immigrants? The wall? Our country is safer than ever? Those terrorists.

GUTFELD: No, by the way he never said those immigrants. He is talking about illegal immigration and he is talking about the wall. He is talking about security. So, all of those things can be turned to positives in terms of preserving the safety of a country.

WILLIAMS: By the way, Meghan, you know what, Meghan, no scoring on students in this country who should earn.

BOLLING: So, before we move on --

WILLIAMS: Are they building the wall? Are they building the wall?

GUILFOYLE: Yes. We are going to get to that.

BOLLING: We have pass and a fail. We have pass and fail. Those who cancel each other out. An A minus.

GUILFOYLE: Well, A comes to Donna Brazile news.

BOLLING: He would have had A but healthcare thing came up with earlier of the President held his first Joint Conference, news conference with German Chancellor Merkel. He pushed back against the perception in Europe that he is pursuing isolationist trade policies.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Mr. President, America first, don't you think that this is going to weaken also the European Union? And why are you so scared of diversity in the news and in the media that you speak so often of fake news and that things, after all and they cannot be proven. For example, the fact that you have been wiretapped by Mr. Obama.

TRUMP: Nice friendly reporter. Well, first of all, I don't believe in an isolationist policy. But I also believe a policy of trade should be a fair policy. And the United States has been treated very, very unfairly by many countries over the years. And that's going to stop. But I'm not an isolationist. I'm a free trader. But I'm also a fair trader. And our free trade has led to a lot of bad things happening. I'm not annual isolationist by any stretch of the imagination. So, I don't know what newspaper you are reading. But I guess that would be another example of as you say fake news.


BOLLING: All right, Juan. So you and I disagree on some things. They call these free trade agreements I don't think they are free at all. I think they are the opposite of free trade.

WILLIAMS: You mean things like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, NAFTA.

BOLLING: I think those are the antipathy of --

WILLIAMS: And explain to me why you say that?

BOLLING: Because you require us to make these trades instead of a free border. Open borders. I can trade with anyone if you want to do a deal with a NAFTA country, you have to go through the NAFTA and say, hey, I want to do a deal with say, Canada. Oh, okay, to do the deal with Canada, under NAFTA, you have to have to -- some jobs have to go to Mexico, some jobs have to go to America at a higher cost at times.

WILLIAMS: Let's explain to the viewers that when you have something like NAFTA, not only is it a benefit to America in terms of creating more jobs - -

BOLLING: Disagree.

WILLIAMS: It creates trade.

BOLLING: Disagree.

WILLIAMS: And how did this happen? In addition to the jobs, you also have things like labor standards and environmental standards that protect us all. And it encourages, encourages commerce. Which is what we want to do. Which is what President Trump says he wants to do.

BOLLING: We don't see eye to eye on this.

GUILFOYLE: Bernie Sanders sees eye to eye with Donald Trump about TPP. So again, thank you Donna Brazile.

BOLLING: Well, that's true.

GUTFELD: TPP his house. It was hilarious.



BOLLING: Go ahead, Meghan, your thoughts on --

GUILFOYLE: Don't worry, Meghan, it's not contagious.


GUTFELD: How do you know?

BOLLING: -- some very important comments coming out of President Trump about what he may do with trade going forward.

MCCAIN: Yes. And it must be interesting to be Angela Merkel right now. Because she is sort of like the last global leader in moment where people like President Obama, this liberal idealist who didn't really see the world as it is the thought through sort of I would say, the political science prism in a different way. So it's interesting that he is standing there. They represent, she is really a time gone by. He is really representing the populist, present that we live in. And their body language here a lot of people are commenting on this especially in social media. You know, it's not exactly like it was with Shinzo Abe from Japan, they were you know, shaking hands and laughing together. So, it will be interesting to see if any way they will be able to come together on anything --

GUILFOYLE: This is why women should golf.

BOLLING: Really?

GUILFOYLE: Yes. You should golf, too. It's great to do business.

GUTFELD: Populism without productivity is Hugo Chavez. So, he's got, he can't -- the free trade matters. You know, Germany is one of our best allies with trade. You get 750,000 jobs in America from Germany alone. You did make 500,000 cars in North Carolina. You know, it helps us when we help them.

WILLIAMS: Oh my gosh. Wait, wait. I'm feeling faint. I'm feeling faint.

GUTFELD: I usually pass out drunk by now.

WILLIAMS: Did you hear that?


WILLIAMS: Did you hear that?

BOLLING: I don't agree with that.


GUTFELD: Saint Patrick's Day. Come on! Where is your green?

GUILFOYLE: Yes. Where is it? Let's find it.

GUTFELD: It's the thong that counts.

BOLLING: Okay. Let's --


GUILFOYLE: Going to happen again.

BOLLING: Coming up --


GUTFELD: I'll be on assignment.

BOLLING: Coming up. Who has done more to influence the outcome of the presidential election? Russia or NBC News? The evidence when we return.


GUILFOYLE: I always wanted to be a little Irish step dancer. Welcome back and Happy Saint Patty's Day to you all. This week Tucker Carlson addressed the media frenzy over whether the Trump team helped Russia sway our election. He sees a far more provocative link between the election and NBC News.


TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST, "TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT": Why does this story persist and indeed grow by the day? One reason is that organizations like NBC News and particularly its cable outlet MSNBC have gone to remarkable links to keep it alive. And complaints from NBC about election meddling given that company's conduct over the past six months, that is a bit rich.

Consider the infamous Access Hollywood tape. It was a political bomb detonated in the final days of the most intense political race of our lifetimes. NBC rose the defense of Hillary Clinton and leaked that tape. And then they lied about it. What do you think played a bigger role in the 2016 race the Access Hollywood tape or the Russian government? That's an obvious one.


GUILFOYLE: It's clear that NBC News has been on a mission before and after the election to take down President Trump.


RACHEL MADDOW, MSNBC HOST: 2005 is the year that Mr. Trump married his lovely wife Melania. This was their first jointly filed tax return as a married couple. And that tax return would be used as a very important piece of evidence as to whether or not she should get citizenship. So you better believe that the 2005 tax return is going to be sterling, right? That it's going to display excellent citizenship and no red flags whatsoever.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I had hope and an open mind and I have lost hope completely and my mind is closed. This presidency is fake and failed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When he said today America first. It was not just a racial, I mean, I shouldn't say racial. The Hitlerian background to it but it was the message I kept thinking, what does Theresa May think about it this morning when she picks up the papers? What does she just say?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are the kind of guy who strikes me as having as my friends would say, a good b.s. monitor. You know what that means. What does your monitor tell you about this wiretapping story, Senator? Do you think it's real?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Is it as striking to you in the briefing room as it is to television viewers that an alternative universe is being proposed alternative definitions are being trotted out in real-time?


GUILFOYLE: All right. So, let's pick a pal. Your pal can be Rachel Maddow.

GUTFELD: Well, first, I just want to say Brian Williams, he puts the apps in gravitas. Okay. Rachel Maddow, Rachel Maddow, I don't know, it just rhymes, okay, Meghan. I only rhyme things for no apparent reasons. Maybe perhaps with the conflict with and you have you Rachel Maddow, you know, waving two pages from a tax return. Everybody is -- just like your houses on fire and you are busy dusting the hummels. It's scary. But she got amazing ratings. She got something like I don't know, 3.7 million. I mean --

BOLLING: Four million.

GUTFELD: Four million.

BOLLING: And 1.4 demo which means that the next tax return --


BOLLING: She is going to be waving the two pages around.

GUTFELD: I don't think there can be a sequel to buffoonery.

MCCAIN: You can only burn people a few times. It's like there is no new coke 2. There is no crystal --

BOLLING: Are you sure the liberal audience --

GUTFELD: Don't get suckered in. But not me.

BOLLING: Didn't they like that?


BOLLING: Didn't they buy into that shtick about the boat over there and the bank over there?

GUTFELD: The conspiratorial mind probably ate it all up.


GUTFELD: Yes. But I don't know if the general population is going to. I don't think it is going to trend on Twitter again.

GUILFOYLE: But what about that file? Where is she going with it?

GUTFELD: I think she is turning into the modern Glenn Beck. When Glenn started doing some odd things over Obama. She is reminding me a little of Glenn Beck. She has got that style.

GUILFOYLE: I like it when you do the little shimmy.

GUTFELD: I have an itch.


GUILFOYLE: Make this nightmare end. Okay. Meghan McCain save us.

MCCAIN: Well, I was hook line and sinker ended up watching Rachel Maddow live. Because it was just exploiting all over twitter. And as you point out, in the beginning it was very conspiratorial. It was Russian oligarchs and a yacht was in the same marina as Trump's yacht.


MCCAIN: It was going back and forth. And I was making a really noble attempt to following it, it was like, I don't really understand, my friends are texting me. And it ended up being Donald Trump is a wealthy man who paid his fair share in taxes.


MCCAIN: That was the big reveal. I agree with you. I actually think she has hurt her credibility extremely badly going forward in the future. And I think that a lot of these people at NBC really need to take a breath, stop divorcing themselves from reality and from where we are at and actually try and do some real journalism here because what they did to me was just a shtick, it was like a trick on jackass, ever watch that with Johnny Knoxville for the lead up? It was that stupid and that ridiculous and it was a complete total waste of time. And she may have gotten four million viewers or whatever that night. But the long term ramifications of this will be felt for a long time.

GUTFELD: It's like Evel Knievel on Snake River Canyon. Remember he hyped that all up and then he went up and went -- into the water.

WILLIAMS: I think she overhyped it because obviously, it's a 10-year-old two pages out of a tax return. But here's the thing. The big goal in all of American journalism right now is to get Donald Trump's tax returns.

GUTFELD: It's the birth certificate of the left.

WILLIAMS: No, no, no, this is real. Remember, the birth certificate was about fake news. That's fake news. This is real.

GUTFELD: Oh, yes?

WILLIAMS: Donald Trump has not released his tax returns and to this moment that is real news. So, when you go after NBC and say oh, Tucker said imagine if NBC hadn't leaked that video on the bus with -- you know, guess what? What happened right after the Russians through WikiLeaks had another bust on terms of Hillary and what was going on in her campaign. So, who had the bigger impact? I think it's the Russians. I don't think it's close. And how can you blame journalists when Trump comes out and says stuff like oh, President Obama wiretapped me and so far zilch, no substantiation.

GUTFELD: Wouldn't it be nice if NBC did some real investigative journalism and went after who leaked this document. Because the reality is the person that leaked the document committed a felony. Rachel Maddow didn't. The reporter who got it in his mailbox didn't. But the person who --

MCCAIN: David Johnston, yes.

GUILFOYLE: But you know who said it is?

BOLLING: -- who stole the document --

GUILFOYLE: So, according to him, then Donald Trump is guilty. Because this guy said look, maybe Donald Trump sent it to me and put it in my box.

BOLLING: No, no, no, no, you're allowed to leak your own documents.

GUILFOYLE: I know. But the problem, this is when he was suggesting, it was so ridiculous.

BOLLING: So, NBC, you know, hey, Brian Williams, you know, you're all hot in this story, and Rachel Maddow, go for it. Knock yourself out. Let's find out where did this document -- where it came from?

WILLIAMS: Where what was it stamped?

BOLLING: Client copy.

WILLIAMS: Oh! Maybe that's why the suggestion was made that it came from somebody in the Trump camp?

GUTFELD: Brian Williams will announce, he'll announce that actually he found it himself.


GUILFOYLE: They got hit hard. Anything about your girl Mika?

MCCAIN: From what she said about "OUTNUMBERED." She is still your girl?

BOLLING: I was on "OUTNUMBERED" when this was going on.


BOLLING: She took a couple of shots.

MCCAIN: We had a very nice "OUTNUMBERED" episode with Eric and she went after us and said that I'm legs in a dress, forget my Ivy League degree and the fact that we're a top ten cable news show absolutely ridiculous. I'm deeply offended and support your team here at FOX. Thank you, Kimberly.

BOLLING: I just happened to, I know Scarborough is a friend of mine. And I happen to like his show.

GUILFOYLE: All the women on "OUTNUMBERED" are my friends.

GUTFELD: To show is called "Morning Joe" which is a euphemism for something.


GUTFELD: Look it up.

GUILFOYLE: We have to tease now.


Before we lose our My Pillow sponsorship. Next, new details on how President Trump plans to strike back at sanctuary cities that provide safe havens to illegals. Stay right there.


WILLIAMS: Welcome back. President Trump has made it crystal clear how he feels about illegal immigration.


TRUMP: Don't even think about it. We will build the wall.

We have some bad hombres here and we are going to get them out.

As you know I'm very much opposed to sanctuary cities. If we have to we will defund.

It's a weapon. I don't want to defund a state or city. I don't want to defund anybody. I want to give them the money they need to properly operate as a city or a state. If they're going to have sanctuary cities, we may have to do that.


WILLIAMS: The President wants to punish any sanctuary city mayor who defies him on federal immigration law. Now, Mr. Trump wants to cut more than $200 million in local funding for jails that hold illegal immigrants who have already been convicted of crimes. So, is this enough to get these sanctuary cities in line? Let's go to the prosecutor, Miss Guilfoyle.

GUILFOYLE: Yes. I think that this is also, again, something I'm just seeing a theme here of President Trump being very consistent with candidate Trump. There are certain promises that he made that he was going to make sure make America safe again. He was going to secure our borders. He was going to build the wall. And he was going to take the task to sanctuary cities and those that flagrantly violate the rules and laws because we are a nation of laws.

So, this is really a push back on those cities. And he is saying specifically what he is going to do. But we do know they are going to go back, which is use the judiciary and use the bench to be able to legislate and be activists against anything that he proposes. And that is what we see here because the state of California already has legislation coming forward that will go to the courts. So, it's much in the same way as the executive order.

WILLIAMS: Eric, when you hear that some of the mayors from the sanctuary cities say, we are not playing ball, we're not going to be intimidated and in fact make the argument that their local police shouldn't be doing federal functions anyway, what do you say?

BOLLING: I say this 200 million is a good start. But it's nowhere near enough. I mean, I understand this is federal reimbursement. So, if these municipalities hide or harbor these illegals, they won't be able to receive the reimbursement. They get paid per inmate per day or week or whatever it is. So, they will pull that back. There is literally tens of billions of dollars that can pull back in various forms to the state.

Now, the state would have to come down to the city and say hey, either you turn this over or not going to pay that highway that runs through your city. There are a lot of ways to do it but certainly is a heads up to sanctuary cities that they mean business and I think Miami, the mayor of Miami said --

WILLIAMS: Or I think it will change.

BOLLING: Or playing ball.

WILLIAMS: They flipped.

GUILFOYLE: California is a problem.

WILLIAMS: Right. I think your home state is Arizona.

GUILFOYLE: Yes, it is.

WILLIAMS: Now there is a border state.

MCCAIN: Big shout out, Arizona.

WILLIAMS: No, no, no. I wanted to make sure. I mean, her dad was born in Panama, right?

GUILFOYLE: She was but --

MCCAIN: I was born and raised in Arizona.


BOLLING: Her middle name is Juan McCain.


WILLIAMS: Okay. Let's get serious.

MCCAIN: He was born in a canal zone.

WILLIAMS: All right. So, go with the Ivy League education.


MCCAIN: I don't know what you said I was listening to Juan.

GUTFELD: Birth canal.

BOLLING: That was your best line of the week.


WILLIAMS: All right. So, what about cities like --

MCCAIN: I'm so entertained by that.

GUILFOYLE: Somebody run the "SPECIAL REPORT" repeat.

WILLIAMS: -- what happens.

MCCAIN: It's really hard for me to concentrate on my answer.

WILLIAMS: Well, this crew is something else.

MCCAIN: Okay. Well, this is what I would say is that I think if you want to have a sanctuary city, then your state should succeed from the union. Because I don't understand the idea that there are certain cities and certain areas of the country that are going to take the law into their own hands. I think President Trump should revoke the federal funding if in fact these cities continue to go forth like in the city of Los Angeles and do this. And every person who goes on television, especially every politician who defends this needs to meet with Kate Steinle's family. Needs to meet with the family of someone who has been injured or killed by an illegal immigrant in a sanctuary city.

Their real life ramifications for keeping these in place. And it's not that we can't have a conversation about comprehensive immigration reform or just immigration in general. When you are talking about specifically sanctuary cities having different rights for citizens of the United States of America where you can come in and there could be an illegal immigrant who has committed many crimes that could possibly kill you, that is not something that I think most Americans can get behind.

WILLIAMS: Okay. So, let me push back on you, Meghan.


WILLIAMS: Let me just say that I find this way of framing the argument, somewhat puzzling because it's something like two percent. Two percent of illegal immigrants who committed any felony crime, so we are talking about 98 percent who are peaceful, hardworking people who are the gardeners, the cooks, people who are working in America.

GUILFOYLE: They are breaking the law by being here illegally.

WILLIAMS: Fine. That's fine.

MCCAIN: Part of the problem is -- but if you want to talk about immigration in general. There are a lot of people, people that my brother served with who served in the military in order to become citizens and sometimes got their citizenship in places like Iraq and Afghanistan and actually went through comprehensive -- the comprehensive process in order to become a citizen. So why do these people get to get in line ahead of people. Gone through the proper changes.

WILLIAMS: But Meghan, the moment ago, you were talking about illegal immigrants as criminals and that's why we should be careful --

MCCAIN: I'm not -- I'm talking about specifically in sanctuary cities. The concept of a sanctuary city in the United States of America is hard for me to understand an area of the country would say President Trump, you know what? What you are saying and what the laws you are putting out I'm not going to abide by them.

WILLIAMS: All right. So here's more --

MCCAIN: We have a special place where the federal law doesn't have anything to do with them.

WILLIAMS: Here is more far left push back, right? Far left push back to say cops would say we want people in the illegal immigrant community to cooperate with us and keep America safe.

GUTFELD: Yes. That line is only used by liberal mayors and no one else.


GUTFELD: You actually do not hear that. No, it's true. People will tell you that police officers do not say that. It's always the liberal mayor. And these liberal mayors if they care enough about sanctuary cities, they need to open the doors to their homes, not just illegal aliens but gang members come right into their master bedroom. Snuggle in between the spouses, get an M-13 thug in there, why not? Because you have got to live by your deeds.

MCCAIN: And then you would be murdered.

GUTFELD: And by the way, that's the point, people have died. I'm okay with the sanctuary city if I get my own sanctuary city. You know, I would like to ride my miniature pony in an indoor mall whenever I --


So, there should be a sanctuary city where I don't have to pay taxes or wear clothing or whatever. Why is there only specific sanctuary cities for things that please liberals. By the way, this is another thing that drives me crazy. The left always on the sides of sentimentality. Never security.


GUTFELD: Because they want to feel good about themselves and they'll put your safety at their expense so they can feel good.

GUILFOYLE: So, here is the good news. ICE is not waiting for these derelicts in these cities that are making us less safe. They are going in and they are doing the arrest. Because they can supersede the state, the local officials and they're actually picking --

WILLIAMS: Let me just quickly add, you guys are scaring me, this idea of a deportation court.

BOLLING: Yes. We're evil people, Juan.

WILLIAMS: I think the Statue of Liberty is saying, what isn't this a nation of immigrants?

MCCAIN: I will have my own sanctuary city in my apartment where I don't have to pay taxes.

WILLIAMS: Who said you don't have to pay taxes?

BOLLING: Isn't -- you know, any municipality that is legalized or decriminalize or legalize marijuana basically a sanctuary city for that crime as well? I'm on your side on this. I think there should be -- you are a mayor. You want to harbor illegal.

GUILFOYLE: No, but there are laws saying they can sell marijuana.

BOLLING: No, no, no, KG --

GUILFOYLE: No, in the states. No, in the states.

BOLLING: It doesn't matter. But my point and I agree with the state law superseding the federal law on things like marijuana.


BOLLING: But if you want to be a sanctuary municipality that's fine. But the federal government.

GUILFOYLE: You don't get the dollar.

BOLLING: -- for highway funds, for welfare funds, for food stamp funds.

WILLIAMS: But anyway, they can do it in the budget. I have got to run. But --

BOLLING: You can't say we are against it for sanctuary cities for illegals. But we're for sanctuary municipality states, et cetera, for marijuana.

WILLIAMS: Here's the ding -- here's what you ding, you ding the left for suddenly discovering state rights. Stay fight there. ""The Five"'s" best, worst and weirdest stories of the week up next.

GUILFOYLE: That already happened.



GUTFELD: We're debuting a brand new segment tonight. This will end very well or very poorly. We're calling it --

GUILFOYLE: Oh my gosh!

GUTFELD: Circus music. Nice. That's the worst and weirdest story of a week. We each pick one story in each category. Kimberly, you're up with your first, the best story for you.

GUILFOYLE: Okay. The best story and I think you all saw at the visual was the Tennessee rally. The enthusiasm of the crowd so the people that put President Trump in office. Still super excited and fired up and patriotic about the country.

GUTFELD: Nice. Juan, what was your best story of the week?

WILLIAMS: Michelle Obama's advice to an 11-year-old girl on Master Chef Junior about working hard in school.

GUTFELD: Wow, that's good.

WILLIAMS: It was terrific actually because she said, you know, what? That's what counts.

GUTFELD: Working hard. Eric?

BOLLING: Clearly, the Trump taxes that Rachel Maddow discovered and she was right, it was historic. It was awesome.

GUTFELD: What is you greatest hour of television not on FOX>

GUILFOYLE: And that was my weirdest, hysteria from the Left.

GUTFELD: Weird part. Meghan what was your best story.

MCCAIN: Unfortunately that was also mine. It was specifically Cristaliza (ph) calling it a nothing burger. It's got to hurt when Christaliza if you're Rachel Maddow is attacking you for saying, you know, you were a nothing burger. Pretty good day.

GUTFELD: By the way, let me change it from nothing burger to like nothing taco. Are you tired of nothing burger?

BOLLING: If we did it.

GUTFELD: Nothing tostada.

BOLLING: We can't even say taco Tuesday.

GUTFELD: All right. My best story was the robot thespian. In England, they actually had a robot playing, the leading role in a play at the pipeline theater. So, this is the first step, this is the first step to actors being replaced. When an actor just costs too much money, replace them with a robot and they're better actors and that --

BOLLING: Did you see that interview with that robot?


BOLLING: Is there a human being talking for the robot or they're answering by the --

GUTFELD: I don't know. I don't know. All I know is I like to pretend they are using their own voice.

WILLIAMS: Robot can never be as attractive as a human.

GUTFELD: Oh, please, come on!


MCCAIN: Oh, Juan, you haven't been around --

GUTFELD: You apparently haven't been to the mall lately. All right. Worst story for you, Meghan?

MCCAIN: My worse story is that Chelsea Clinton announced she's writing a children's book called "She Persisted." I would rather get a root canal than read anything called "She Persisted" by Chelsea Clinton.

GUTFELD: Oh, I am going to buy seven copies and just sleep with them. It will be so exciting. Eric --

BOLLING: Well, it was going to be some dog but then bow wow destroyed it. Your monologue was amazing yesterday. The Trump's owe an apology.

GUTFELD: Yes. That is true. What about you, Juan?

WILLIAMS: Well, I think that the worst was former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn paid more than $67,000 by Russian companies before the election. This is why he was advising candidate Trump. Oh, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad.

GUTFELD: Yes. But he is gone now so there you go. All right. Kimberly?

GUILFOYLE: Okay. So, my worst story was the Snoop Dogg and bow wow and all the people out there that can't take a joke when this little one asked me what -- oh, kill him. I said, okay, federal marshal should go --


GUILFOYLE: -- and visit them. The point is what they did, what they said was really out of line and reprehensible. Specially very disrespectful to women and I love all the women that contacted me that say, thank you for sticking up for the First Lady and for women out there to not be treated like this and subjugated.

GUTFELD: And what you were doing, you were merely parroting what they do.


GUTFELD: They were making threats and you were doing the same thing back at them to show absurd it was. But people, look at The Daily Beast, they're too dumb to figure that out, is that it? I don't know.

WILLIAMS: I think the spin starts here.


BOLLING: The Daily Beast -- is that thing still around?

GUILFOYLE: You were at the table.

GUTFELD: I heard you. The weirdest --

MCCAIN: How is the segment going, good, right?

GUTFELD: What? You like it so far, do you? Let's go weird. Let's state over there.

BOLLING: I hope you have it. Those orangutans, there were boxing --

GUILFOYLE: What was up with that?

BOLLING: Just watch for a second. It's hysterical. They trained two orangutans.

GUILFOYLE: Wait. Did they get hurt?

GUTFELD: No, it's more like theater.

BOLLING: Like Chuck Schumer.

GUTFELD: I worry how they teach them but they are not really fighting.

BOLLING: Watch this knockout. Here we go in the corner. Ready, turns around and, ready, here it comes, three, two, one.

WILLIAMS: Mixed Martial Arts? Boom.

GUTFELD: All right. Juan, weird?

MCCAIN: That was awesome.

WILLIAMS: On the show this week, on ""The Five"," I offered a prescription for how to pay for the Trump wall.

GUTFELD: Yes. What was it?

WILLIAMS: Bolling told me it was just right. He said, instead we have Mexico pay for it just have Mexican workers.

GUTFELD: Okay. All right. Meghan, did I get you?

MCCAIN: My weirdest is Prince William was caught dancing like a dad really badly in Switzerland. I don't know if they have clips of it. He dances so bad that it makes him way less hot. It's like the worst -- it's like, I think my own 80-year-old father dances better than that.

GUTFELD: But it's because he's dancing a big circle.

MCCAIN: It's terrible.

GUTFELD: Why just get out of that thing? Kimberly?

MCCAIN: You know, what? Just sit, drink, you know, bob your head.

GUILFOYLE: Weirdest with some Maddow, the reaction by the left like the hysteria and then freaking out because of the Trump taxes. Lightning man.

GUTFELD: Weirdest thing was Memphis meats for me creating the first chicken strips grown from actual cells in a lab. So, it's called clean meat. It's meat that doesn't come from an animal. It's actually made from cells. I'm a little freaked out by this.

GUILFOYLE: How does stomach react to this --

GUTFELD: But really, every single thing you eat on the planet whether you are vegan or meat eater has been previously alive. And that's why I don't think this is going to work because I think you are trained to eat something that was once alive whether it's vegetables, a plant, whatever, or an animal. But this is like eating like your phone.

GUILFOYLE: Try it. Take a bite. Take a bite.

WILLIAMS: I better taste like chicken.

GUTFELD: You want me to die. All right. One more thing.

GUILFOYLE: Quickly, please!

GUTFELD: Scares me.


BOLLING: Great time for one more thing. I'm going to kick it off, as you probably know, Bill O'Reilly and Jennifer Griffin have banded together to raise money for these thing called track chairs. Take a look at some of the view for these track chairs, they are amazing. They help out wounded warriors. Really a great charity and they wanted us to let you all know that tomorrow, there is going to be a concert in Newark, New Jersey. They will going to hand over a couple of track chairs and continue to raise money.

It's a really, really, really, really good cause. And if you are interested, you can go to to find out more about this. And this really is one of those important things. And Bill, and I said, Bill and Jen have been on this for a long time. Sixteen hundred track chairs, they raised money for so long.

GUILFOYLE: Very cool.

BOLLING: Okay. Juan is next.

WILLIAMS: That is terrific. On this St. Patrick's Day night, here's some fun Irish American history facts. First, did you know that St. Patrick's Day is not an Irish invention? The first recorded celebration of March 17th was among Irishmen in Boston way back in the 1700s and as more Irish immigrants came to the U.S. over the years today, 10 percent of Americans are Irish including 50,000 illegal immigrants, by the way.


WILLIAMS: They have celebrated St. Patrick's Day as a way to celebrate Irish-American identity. So, we can thank Irish-Americans for this holiday. And by the way, also for the White House. The architect of the White House was an Irish born man by the name of James Hoban. Hope you'll enjoy this little history lesson.

GUILFOYLE: Last time, I was right here.

WILLIAMS: There you go.

GUILFOYLE: You kind of too.

WILLIAMS: Oh, thank you.

GUILFOYLE: All right. Let's get a little Kid Rock in your life. Right. So, Kid Rock -- why not?


GUILFOYLE: -- is promoting his brand-new 100 percent domestic made American, can I say his word? Bad booty -- girl, that's bad, you know, in quite a unique way, take a look at this video. It is so cool.


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GUILFOYLE: Okay. You can get them, $99.95 at 149, 95, I guess --

BOLLING: Hmm. Greg?

GUTFELD: All right. Another shameless plug for tomorrow night, 10:00 p.m. "THE GREG GUTFELD SHOW." This is a really unusual show. Lou Dobbs will come in. We will going to be talking a lot about hip-hop. Because Lou Dobbs is the expert in hip-hop. Lauren Chval, you remember her? RedEye classic. And the great, green beret, former green beret Lauren Chval, and of course the delightful Katherine Timpf. That's 10:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 a.m. and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

BOLLING: Is his hip-hop nickname Lil Lou?

GUTFELD: Lil Lou, right. That's his.

MCCAIN: Lil Lou!

GUTFELD: He is the Dobbs father.

MCCAIN: All right. One more thing is, I want to give a shout out to Denise Wilson, who is a bus driver in Milwaukee, Wisconsin who found a little boy walking around with no shorts and no shoes -- excuse me, in shorts and no shoes around in a freezing cold. Gave her his jacket, gave her a jacket and called the police and got him reunited with his family. He'd gotten lost. He'd ran out of his house and she picked him up.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my God!

MCCAIN: So, salute to her.

GUILFOYLE: Thank God. God bless her.

BOLLING: That's great. Great. All good stuff.

GUILFOYLE: And thank you to --

BOLLING: And thank -- we have to thank Bill O'Reilly. He's going to be back on Monday. We're going to thank him for having us.

GUTFELD: Thank you, Bill.

BOLLING: Thank you for having us, Bill.

GUILFOYLE: Thank you, Bill.

GUTFELD: Thanks for having us.

BOLLING: We will see all of you on Monday on "The Five." Have a great weekend. Guess who is next? Tucker Carlson. Greg does a great impression.

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