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Hillary Clinton uses commencement address to attack Trump

Former Democratic presidential nominee slams the president at Wellesley College graduation; reaction on 'The Five'

 

This is a rush transcript from "The Five," May 26, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS HOST: Hello, everyone. I'm Jesse Watters along with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Richard Fowler, Lisa Boothe, and Greg Gutfeld. It's 9:00 in New York City. And this is "The Five."

Big show for your tonight. Hillary Clinton returns to her Alma Mater today and launches an all-out war on President Trump.

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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER SECRETARY OF STATE: You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason.

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WATTERS: I'm sure graduates would have liked to hear something more uplifting at their commencement. More on that later. But first, we begin with fast breaking developments on the Manchester terror attacks. President Trump tonight is in Italy for a G-7 meeting where he earlier joined his fellow leaders in a joint statement condemning terrorism. British police made another arrest in the Manchester investigation today.

And authorities said they are confident that most of the individuals involved in the attack are now on custody. But the situation across the pond remains urgent as investigators fear the terrorist who blew himself up made a second bomb that still missing. British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to stand strong in the face of the terror threat.

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THERESA MAY, BRITISH PRIME MINISTER: The murder of innocent citizens and the deliberate targeting of children of all the people at home and around the world. We must strengthen our resolve to overcome this threat together. And stand firm against those who want to destroy our precious values and our way of life.

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WATTERS: So one of the things she's been talking about in order to stem the rise in Jihadi violence, is when someone that is a UK citizen goes to Iraq, or to Syria and then they try to come back, there has to be something done to make sure they can't just enter the country willy-nilly. Sounds like a pseudo-travel ban, doesn't it, Greg?

GREG GUTFELD, FOX NEWS HOST: Hey, you know what, I think the terminology should be "terror ban."

WATTERS: Yes.

GUTFELD: I think that would work really well. I mean --

LISA BOOTHE, REPUBLICAN STRATEGIST: That's a good one.

GUTFELD: I know.

BOOTHE: Wow!

GUTFELD: I mean, if you're in the haystack, you know, it's hard to find a needle in the haystack. But if you are the haystack, stop the needles from coming in. You know, they missed a lot of opportunities here. And the reason why, when we've talked about this before, the Islamaphobia phobia. People are scared of risking their reputations and being branded as a bigot. If they see something, it used to be, if they see something, say something.

Now, if you see something, say something, you might be called a bigot, so don't. And so, no one is actually judging the situations logically and they won't protest when precious resources are spent on diversity training instead of training people on how to see and stop evil.

WATTERS: Kimberly, apparently there may be a second bomb.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, FOX NEWS HOST: Right.

WATTERS: We know now that he had helped possibly from his brother. The brother was actually on social media posing with a firearm.

GUILFOYLE: Uh-hm.

WATTERS: A lot of missed opportunities. Now, they think there might be a second bomb somewhere because they raided his home and they found a lot of evidence there was just more than one bomb making type material. Where do you think they need to do in order to really, you know, tighten this thing up?

GUILFOYLE: You know, do what they are doing, quite honestly. Because we saw kind of a flurry of activity right in the aftermath, right away they were taking relative -- the father, the brother, you know, into custody.

WATTERS: Right.

GUILFOYLE: So, they are trying to go and fully examine the terror web, the tentacles, to see who else are known associates, et cetera, who are still maybe operating and residing in the area. Because if someone else is in possession of a bomb, they've got to prevent it.

WATTERS: Yes.

GUILFOYLE: They've got to stop it. So, that's going to involve a lot of pouring through information, intelligence gathering, social media, known contacts. They will put up a hole, you know, bored with everybody, whereabouts, et cetera to make sure. And then they've got to start flipping people and bringing them in and questioning them and gathering information because it's a race against, you know, the clock here to try and identify the individual.

WATTERS: Absolutely. Lisa, what do you think?

BOOTHE: Well, I think, you know, Theresa May also had talked about the intelligence sharing and the importance of intelligence sharing among the G-7 members. This is also something that was discussed with NATO as well in sort of leading this new counterterrorism effort. And so, you put that as the emphasis. That really underscores them the problem we are having in the United States with these leaks. And the fact that this hurts our relationship with other countries at this critical juncture where we all have the same common goal of fighting terrorism.

And so this is a big problem that we are facing. Obviously Britain shortly suspended or intelligent history. Israel has announced that, you know, there are at some changes in the way that they share information with us. So, I think that these leaks and these conversations about intelligence sharing really underscores the need to stop these leaks.

WATTERS: Richard, what are the lessons you've learned from this attack in Manchester?

RICHARD FOWLER, FOX NEWS HOST: I felt the snarking that.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: It's Jesse. Jesse is 99 percent --

BOOTHE: Every day--

GUTFELD: You're 80 percent water? He is 80 percent snark.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: Forty percent smarmy. Now with 20 percent more smart.

WATTERS: Enough about me. Richard Fowler.

FOWLER: So, here's the thing. I think that Lisa is right. We have to have some international cooperation --

WATTERS: Wow! Lisa is right.

BOOTHE: Can you say that again? I just like the way it sounds.

FOWLER: I think Lisa is right here.

BOOTHE: Thank you.

FOWLER: We need to have international cooperation to make sure we stem the tide of terrorism. But with that being said, for international cooperation to be possible, I said this last night, I'll say it again, that means our president has to cooperate with foreign leaders instead of bashing them in public.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, snarky!

FOWLER: And to go further --

WATTERS: How did he bash them?

FOWLER: First of all, he did not say that I believe in article five, which every president has done since the beginning of --

WATTERS: Probably understood, but carry on.

FOWLER: No, how do you know, it's understood? For President Trump, he's different. How do we know it's understood?

WATTERS: But there is no way the Trump cabinet is going to allow --

FOWLER: And not to mention the fact that a couple of months ago on the campaign trail, he said NATO was obsolete. So, I would expect him to double down on article five.

WATTERS: Did you not listen to Greg's brilliant analysis about being a negotiator?

FOWLER: I feel like we did the show last week! Article five is --

(CROSSTALK)

GUTFELD: He establishes a point that creates disruption that brings people closer to his opinion. He is for data, he just decided to say, "We aren't tired for you not paying." And he brought them to the table. He is a salesman! A salesman poses the question.

GUILFOYLE: Why is he saying everybody, put your money in the tail, okay, so that we can combine resources to make everyone should pay their fair share if he wasn't adhering to the principle of article five?

FOWLER: Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I would love to hear him say that, but beyond that I think this president cannot go around being our version of the mean girls and says, this country is in, this country is out. What he's got to do is he's got to complete --

BOOTHE: What do you think happened with bringing over 50 Arab leaders together and re-engaging with Saudi Arabia?

FOWLER: Yes. None of them were Sunnis.

BOOTHE: He didn't even visit President Obama last time he visited.

WATTERS: They are Sunnis.

All right. Greg, let me get to, Greg. Ariana Grande released a statement and she said now, compassion, kindness, love, strength and oneness that you've showed one another in the past week is the exact opposite of the heinous intentions it must take to pull up something as evil as what happened on Monday. And now she's throwing a benefit concert for those people that lost loved ones.

GUTFELD: Well, you know, it's interesting. She's -- I say hurray for maturity.

WATTERS: Yes.

GUTFELD: Because we remember a couple of years ago about the incident in the doughnut shop --

WATTERS: Right.

GUTFELD: She said I hate Americans because she was referring to obesity, because of the donut that apparently might have spin on that. She seems to have matured. But the message that she is giving is designed to hit all the right notes without offense. So, it's honest, but it's a very, very, very careful.

WATTERS: Right.

GUTFELD: It stays within the lines of being an entertainment world draws. You can't mention the cause. What caused this? Because if you do, you step outside the lines. What's the space you're making? Are you in trouble--

FOWLER: You are making up arbitrary lines up, Greg!

GUTFELD: You know what I'm saying.

FOWLER: No, I don't.

GUTFELD: An entertainer cannot actually attribute the cause of the attack.

FOWLER: If you want to say radical Islam --

GUTFELD: It wouldn't be such a bad idea, but I'm not expecting it from her.

WATTERS: Are you saying that she didn't write the statement herself? Is that what you're saying?

GUTFELD: I am saying, it was a perfectly made statement that hits all the right notes without offense.

WATTERS: Exactly.

GUILFOYLE: It involves a lot of love, did you notice?

GUTFELD: Yes. I think she meant it, though.

GUILFOYLE: Of course. She's on the Disney Channel.

GUTFELD: Okay.

GUILFOYLE: That's what they do there.

WATTERS: What did you think about that statement? Do you think she was to safe? Do you think she could have gone a little further and really putting a name on the enemy?

GUILFOYLE: Yes. I think she was like a country music -- it would have been a little bit more.

GUTFELD: Guys, wait, wait, wait. You guys, you've got to be clear. She is devastated by this.

BOOTHE: We know that. Yes.

WATTERS: She's walking a fine line.

GUTFELD: Thank you.

BOOTHE: Yes. I think Greg is absolutely right. Look, she's 23 years old, can you imagine putting on a concert and having something like this happen in the name of evil, in the name of hatred? I mean, I cannot imagine what she's gone through. Obviously with the family --

GUILFOYLE: I thought should be out longer to be honest.

BOOTHE: Yes.

GUILFOYLE: I mean, real genuine grief and --

BOOTHE: And this is what we should do in response to terror because that is what they want. They want us to cower to them, they want us to cower hate, and she's saying, no. She's putting on this concert. So, you know what? Good for her. Kudos to Ariana Grande. I think that this is --

FOWLER: This is going to be two points for Lisa Boothe because I agree with you again!

BOOTHE: I feel like I should be worried that Richard is agreeing with me.

WATTERS: That's not a good thing.

BOOTHE: This never happens, and I don't think this is a good thing. I'm in a little worried.

FOWLER: Here's the thing. Politics aside, first of all, this happened in your contract which has to be nerve-racking. Right? But not only has she put on her statement, she's paying for the funerals, but she is having another benefit concert. She is a class act. Ariana Grande? Class act.

GUTFELD: Yes. And also --

(CROSSTALK)

GUTFELD: The better point, too is that, this is a group of people, Islamic terrorists, who are striking out against fun and leisure activities. And these are the entertainment world, these are their fans. So, they should be very interested in fighting back and saying the right things and standing up to this because they are the targets now. It's not just, you know, buildings in New York City anymore. You know? It's not just subways. They are looking at, you know, Bataclan was a concert.

WATTERS: Soft targets.

GUTFELD: Soft targets. But they're usually concerts. The club in Orlando? These are where young people go.

BOOTHE: Football stadium as well, we've seen.

GUTFELD: Yes. But I think entertainers and celebrities should be more outspoken because they are going after your fans.

WATTERS: Exactly. Next, Hillary Clinton is not over her loss to President Trump. We will show you what you told graduates next.

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GUILFOYLE: Hillary Clinton is back at it today, giving a highly charged and sometimes bitter commencement speech at her Alma Mater Wesley College. And she didn't sound too happy with the Trump administration.

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CLINTON: There is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason. When people in power invent their own facts, and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society. That is not hyperbole. It is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GUILFOYLE: And that is a warning. But one thing she didn't warn the grads about was wild speculation while remembering her time in college.

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CLINTON: We were furious about the past presidential elections of a man whose presidency would eventually end in disgrace with his impeachment for obstruction of justice.

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GUILFOYLE: Hmm. Well, she was referring there to Richard Nixon. But let's have a quick fact-check, shall we? President Nixon resigned and was never actually impeached, unlike Ms. Clinton's husband who was the most recent president to be impeached. Feast on that fact, Greg.

GUTFELD: Yes. I remember when I was a kid in the backyard, we had these dandelion greens. I don't know if you remember it. But you can suck on them and they were --

GUILFOYLE: A feast.

GUTFELD: Yes. You don't need them anymore because Hillary is just a walking fountain of bitterness. And I'm starting now to feel sorry for her. Imagine being the quarterback of a losing Super Bowl team that spent months trashing the winning quarterback? Is the textbook definition of a loser? And think about how heroic it could have been if she had done a commencement speech about losing gracefully, about giving the winter a chance before condemning that person. And you can also apologize to Monica Lewinsky for shaming her.

GUILFOYLE: How about that? Yes.

GUTFELD: Why don't you do that, Hillary? In between cost --

GUILFOYLE: Are you sorry, Hillary?

GUTFELD: She can't hear you.

GUILFOYLE: Hearing no response. Lisa Boothe.

BOOTHE: I think she needs to spend more time in the woods, because clearly she hasn't moved past the election. She hasn't moved past losing. And I find it to be hilarious that she talked about an assault on the truth, coming from someone who systematically lied to Americans throughout the general election. Look, she's clearly better. She was supposed to beat Barack Obama. And the Democratic primary going back in 2008.

She didn't, she was supposed to be Donald Trump. She didn't. So, she really is just a little bit better here. And look, the reality is needs to accept the fact, the reason she lost is because she ran a horrible campaign that is stepping foot in Wisconsin. She sent more money pursuing one Congressional district, one Electoral College vote that she did in Wisconsin and Michigan combined in the final weeks which had brought her 26 Electoral College votes. So, I think she needs some more self-reflection in the woods, in a tranquil place, and maybe give it to more thoughts before she comes back up.

GUILFOYLE: All right. Let's go to my man Jesse Watters who spent some time in those woods and unable to find her.


WATTERS: Unable to find her! She's very tricky in the woods. Can we talk about the hat for a second? What was going on with the hat? That's not a -- she's not wearing it properly. She looks French to me.

GUTFELD: That's what she is supposed to wear, right?

WATTERS: Is that how you're supposed to wear?

GUTFELD: Yes.

WATTERS: I've never seen it worn like that. I don't know. Maybe that's just --

GUILFOYLE: I think she could have like tilted it back a little in the show.

GUTFELD: That's what you focus on and her hat?

WATTERS: Well, listen, I'm very superficial, Greg. You know that. Listen, in her concession speech right after the election, she said, I believe in America, Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the good will to lead. Since then, she's blame Russia, misogyny, Bernie, and fake news. And every time she opens her mouth, I think the American public says, "Thank God she's not our president." And the fact that she raises up impeachment is kind of ironic since her husband was impeached for perjury.

And then she made fun of Trump saying that he likes to talk about crowd size. Last time I checked, she couldn't fill a high school gymnasium. She also said that Donald Trump is assaulting the truth. Hillary lied about her secret server, she lied about Benghazi being about a video, she worked for a president who lied about keeping her health care. So, she doesn't really have any leg to stand on. I think when she needs to do is just go quietly and so other Democrats can come to the table and be the real leaders of the Democratic Party.

GUILFOYLE: Right. So, no leg to stand on. So, she needs a lounge chair in the woods, to perhaps ask her, so she doesn't look too French.

FOWLER: I have two points. Let me make a broader point.

WATTERS: Which one is right?

FOWLER: They're both right. Now, the first point I will make is there's been a lot of politicians who gave in political speeches this cycle, and they all sucked, right? Because they were all smug. Donald Trump spent more time in the coast guard speech that are honoring the graduates talking about himself and the fake news media. She spent more time in her speech talking about why she lost. She spent more time in her speech pushing a political agenda.

GUTFELD: She got heckled.

FOWLER: These graduations are about the graduates and their families. Point blank, period.

GUTFELD: Yes.

FOWLER: They're not about political agenda. No, every person who spoke this cycle was awful.

GUILFOYLE: Including that?

FOWLER: They're all guilty.

WATTERS: Yes!

GUILFOYLE: Thank you.

WATTERS: You made a great point. Let it go.

FOWLER: And the second point is, I have advice for Democrats. All we've got to do here is sit in on our hands and watched Donald Trump self-destruct. It's been 130 some odd days, his highest approval rating that's ever been is 41 percent.

GUILFOYLE: Fake news.

FOWLER: Number one. Number two.

GUTFELD: Higher than the media.

FOWLER: Very true. Higher than the media.

GUTFELD: Higher than you right now.

FOWLER: Right. Number two, he has a health care bill that is going to fail because the Senate is not going to pass it. Right? He has four Russian investigations all happening at the same time. All we've got to do is sit back and watch the slow car wreck happened. Democrats, don't say anything. Don't jab at him, just watch. It will slowly crash into the car and implode. Period.

GUTFELD: So you are rooting for the destruction of our country.

FOWLER: No, I think that this guy, no! I think that this guy cannot lead the country. And he is showing it. One hundred and thirty some odd days in, and it's obvious. Sixty percent some odd percent of Americans agree with me.

GUILFOYLE: Well, they need the extra time, they need President Trump in office as long as possible because they still can't figure out anybody to lead their party or to run against him. So, they needed more time --

FOWLER: I don't know about that.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, yes. All right. Boomerang to myself.

(LAUGHTER)

Directly ahead, an outrageous situation at a college in Washington. A professor threatened because he objected to an event that kicks white people off campus for a day. That story after the break.

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BOOTHE: Welcome back. At Evergreen State College, a group of students alleging rampant racism held, quote, "A day of absence where white people were strongly encouraged to stay away from campus." Biology Professor Bret Weinstein objected to the idea and the students did not react well.

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BRET WEINSTEIN, EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE PROFESSOR: I am not interested in debate. I'm interested only in dialectic, which does mean I listen to you and you listen to me.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You don't care. You want to speak on -- this not about you. We are not speaking on --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's all about him!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We aren't speaking on terms of white privilege. You have lost that one.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This is not about you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You said some racist (bleep).

WEINSTEIN: I did not.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And now you apologize.

WEINSTEIN: I did not. History could pivot in the direction of the values that you are standing here for.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, resign!

WEINSTEIN: What?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Resign.

WEINSTEIN: I'm not resigning.

STUDENTS: Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Bret Weinstein has got to go!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GUILFOYLE: Terrible.

BOOTHE: Terrible. Professor Weinstein now says the police are telling him that he is not safe on campus. Demonstrations at the college have only intensified this week.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

STUDENTS: Hey, hey! Ho, ho! These racist teachers have got to go! Hey, hey! Ho, ho! These racist teachers have got to go!

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BOOTHE: That protest occurred on Wednesday in the library and according to the school, no one was hurt and nothing was damaged. Greg, what do you make of this?

GUTFELD: These are fascist robots with no brains in their heads. They should never be hired for a job. Fascism and racism are now the double major at this university. It's like those horror movies where you find out that the phone call is coming from inside the house? The campus was supposed to be about free debate, but now it's the siege of totalitarianism. Do you know what this professor did that upset them? He came out against a racist act.

There was a day where they say white people, don't come. They changed it so that white people can come, and blacks could go. That's racist! He was calling it out. And this is what happens in a sterile environment free of libertarians and conservatives and it's all liberals, they eat their own? Do not hire these kids! Do not let them get into the real world. Let them get jobs in the faculty, let them destroy themselves, they do not deserve your time and effort! They are disgusting! Crap!

WATTERS: They're here!

FOWLER: Good point.

BOOTHE: Should we end this --

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: And you can't disagree -- this is horrible!

BOOTHE: Yes. I know.

GUTFELD: This is absolutely horrible!

BOOTHE: Well, and so, Richard, to that, what does this accomplish?

FOWLER: So, this story is a little more complex than --

GUTFELD: What, did I --

FOWLER: No! Listen, I said quite a bit of time --

BOOTHE: But Richard, the students often hide and barricaded --

FOWLER: So, wait a minute.

BOOTHE: Yes.

FOWLER: So this day of absence is a thing that universities have done for years.

BOOTHE: And they changed --

FOWLER: No, no, no.

BOOTHE: They changed it this year.

FOWLER: I will tell you. What happened was, there was an API student who was arrested at a party and no other student was arrested. So, because of that, the university president created a board of students and faculty and parents to sort of -- they created a board to sort of figure out how to deal with some of these proposals. One of these board proposals is to change how the hiring, how they hire professors. That's what teed off this guy. And so he sent an open email to the entire campus about the hiring of professors. And students felt that that email...

BOOTHE: His email was in response to the fact that they have always had this day but the difference is...

FOWLER: No, no, no. The email was in response to the changing of the hiring.

BOOTHE: ... this year, they asked for white people to leave...

GUTFELD: I read the email.

FOWLER: There were multiple emails sent out by this professor.

GUTFELD: The one they were ticked off about was about the one reacting to the students being intimidated...

FOWLER: But this is not his first act. He also, there is an interview on You Tube, where he talks about...

BOOTHE: But, Richard, can you -- the problem is...

FOWLER: This is liberal arts college. Evergreen College, for God's sake.

BOOTHE: And this teacher also is a liberal, a liberal professor

GUTFELD: He's also a liberal professor, and he's being eaten alive.

FOWLER: He's being alive because...

BOOTHE: What has this accomplished, Richard? If you cannot have dialogue, if they are shutting down these teachers, if they are not allowing for discourse...

FOWLER: Here's the thing. All the students on this campus besides a couple agree with where the other student body is. I'm not saying I agree with this protest at all.

BOOTHE: They're (inaudible) library?

FOWLER: But I think this university had larger problems on its hand than just this professor.

BOOTHE: (inaudible).

FOWLER: No! There is a systemic racism at this university. That's why this API student (ph) was the only...

GUTFELD: I don't trust it's systemic. When you say systemic, you better have the evidence.

FOWLER: But there is also systemic discrimination at this university.

GUTFELD: Really?

FOWLER: Yeah.

GUTFELD: Explain in detail. Systemic means a lot.

FOWLER: Yes, they have problems with how they deal with sexual assaults on this campus. They also have problems in this campus on how to deal with trans students.

GUTFELD: Talking points to me from...

FOWLER: Talking points from where?

GUTFELD: I don't know. That's a good question, from where?

BOOTHE: Kimberly, what does this accomplish?

GUILFOYLE: Nothing except -- Exactly. The problem is, you have a professor like this who -- they are not listening. They are not being bright about or being reasonable. Now they are persecuting this guy and threatening like he was just on with Tucker (ph), so our audience has seen him and heard his story, it's terrific and it is an ongoing story, in terms of these students taking over basically this campus.

So the problem is we have now rising intolerance and we have suppression of free speech which has now risen to the level where you are interfering with education and schools actually being able to run and operate and actually educate. That's the problem. And in the issue of personal safety. Can you imagine this professor?

BOOTHE: Jesse, this teacher said that the police told him that he cannot come to school because his life is apparently -- it's threatened.

FOWLER: Absolutely.

WATTERS: Yeah, Apparently after shouting at the professor, the protesters marched out of the building and were met by campus police. The students fearful for their lives began retreating toward the library and ultimately ended up in the trans and clear center unity lounge, fearful for their lives. Campus safety in my school told me to pour out the beer and go back to my dorm.

BOOTHE: Somehow, that doesn't surprise me.

WATTERS: If I don't have to go to class one day, I support that. I want to get behind that. I get a day off. I've been working really hard. Don't fight racism with more racism, Richard. When I was in school, I didn't barricade myself in the library. I tried to get out of the library as soon as possible.

GUILFOYLE: And out of class.

BOOTHE: Not surprising. All right, guys, we've got to go. We'll continue this discussion during the break. So fun. The Justice Department is going to challenge an appeal's court ruling against President Trump's travel ban. Is the Supreme Court next? Details coming ahead.

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FOWLER: President Trump's travel ban is going to the Supreme Court. Yes, indeed, America, it is true. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he's taking the president's executive order to the nation's highest court after another federal court struck it down. Former acting attorney general, Sally Yates, told graduating Harvard law students why she declined to defend the ban before President Trump fired her.

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SALLY YATES, FORMER ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL: Defending the constitutionality of the travel ban would require the Department of Justice to argue that the executive order has nothing to do with religion, despite the numerous prior statements that have been made by the president and his surrogates regarding his intent to effectuate a Muslim ban. I direct the Department of Justice not to defend the ban.

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FOWLER: Hashtag, I agree with Sally Yates and all the federal judges that struck it down which is pretty much all of them.

GUTFELD: Did you just say hashtag?

FOWLER: I did say hashtag.

WATTERS: What is this...

FOWLER: Greg, I'm going to you first.

GUTFELD: It's just another -- prior comments, statements don't matter. This is another example of how discriminating good from evil will allow people to die. Look, Trump made a mistake in the sense that they shouldn't call it a travel ban, they shouldn't call it a terror ban, or call it "operation haystack," which the whole idea of finding the needles or destroying the needles or make sure the needles don't get in.

The fact is, no, we are hamstrung by a mentality that says, because we are bad, we can't chase the bad out, because at a heart, we are a flawed nation. And it really is putting us in a straitjacket. Listen. It is nuts! All we are trying to do is protect our people. And that is somehow bigoted. How can you bigoted -- how can you be racist against a set of ideas? Religion is a set of ideas. That's all it is.

FOWLER: Trump is a walking contradiction, Greg.

GUTFELD: Sorry. I'm losing my mind here.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Pull your collar off, you're going to feel much better.

GUTFELD: Because In 20 minutes, I'm on vacation, okay?

GUILFOYLE: He got the short sleeves on for flapping his wings...

FOWLER: Clearly, he tried to fly. But, what I will say is this, and I will make it pretty quick. You've got to let them fly. What I will say is this. They are pretty quick. He says that he needs the Muslim world to work with him. You cannot ban half of them and say work with me at the same time. Lisa?

GUTFELD: He did.

FOWLER: That's why the court struck it down.

BOOTHE: Clearly, the leaders that he met with wanted to meet with him in Saudi Arabia and these other countries. Jordan has had a lot of positive things to say about this administration. Look, this entire conversation has been completely overblown.

We are talking about a brief pause from countries that have either been identified as state sponsors of terrorism, state harbors of terrorism. Attorney General Sessions has identified 300 refugees in this country that are involved in some sort of FBI, terrorist-related investigations.

We know that it's very difficult to vet individuals coming from war-torn places like Syria. John Brennan himself, the former CIA director, said that ISIS was trying to infiltrate the west through migrants and through Syrian refugees.

Further, there are articles about ISIS being able to print documents by taking over government buildings in Syria and being able to print Syrian passports. So why, with all this information collectively that we know, would we not want to be careful about who we are letting in to this country?

FOWLER: You say, short pause, I say Muslim ban. Jesse?

WATTERS: I say the Supreme Court is going to uphold the constitutionality and Richard is going to cry his out.

FOWLER: Negative.

WATTERS: U.S. code 1182. Whenever the president finds that the entry of any aliens or any class of aliens in the United States will be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.

GUILFOYLE: That's executive branch...

WATTERS: That is a firm, legal account. What he is doing is junk shopping and filtering it up to the Ninth Circuit...

FOWLER: It is more than the Ninth Circuit. It's more than the Ninth Circuit. And appeals court.

(CROSSTALK)

WATTERS: ... Circuit on ideological grounds. It was on ideological grounds.

FOWLER: You can say what you want to say. Here is the thing. This travel ban is against the First Amendment.

BOOTHE: Go to a lawyer.

GUILFOYLE: You might want to ask a lawyer.

FOWLER: I'm going to the lawyer!

GUILFOYLE: Go to someone who knows about this. Bottom line is, the U.S. Supreme Court is going to strike down the Fourth Circuit and the Ninth Circuit because we are witnessing in this country a huge power grab of the executive branch and the authority of the president. That is a huge problem because they are trying to legislate from the bench and do the forum shopping which is not going to stand whatsoever. They are about to get a big legal banking.

(LAUGHTER)

FOWLER: I think the thinking is going to go the other way.

WATTERS: You want to place a wager?

GUILFOYLE: However you want it, it's coming.

GUTFELD: Wait, spanking?

WATTERS: Did someone say spanking?

FOWLER: (inaudible) will not happen.

GUILFOYLE: Not you. You hate your quota (ph).

(LAUGHTER)

BOOTHE: Burglar thinking.

FOWLER: Stay right there. "Facebook Friday" is up next!

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

GUTFELD: It's "Facebook Friday." My favorite time of the year. All right, the first one will start with -- will go around the table with Kimberly. This is from Susan F. How will you be spending the Memorial Day weekend?

GUILFOYLE: Oh, are you asking or is Susan asking?

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: I just want to know if you are not going to be in your apartment.

GUILFOYLE: Creepy. So, I'm going to be in the Hamptons.

GUTFELD: Oh! You aren't a stereotype.

GUILFOYLE: Well, you got me very...

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: Richard?

FOWLER: I'm going back to the nation's capital to hang out with some friends.

GUTFELD: What is the nation's capital?

FOWLER: Washington, D.C. Have you heard of that?

GUTFELD: Oh, no, never.

(LAUGHTER)

GUILFOYLE: He thought it was New York.

GUTFELD: Yes. Jesse, plans?

WATTERS: Some community service?

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Soup kitchens.

BOOTHE: Work furlough.

GUTFELD: Yes. That will never happen. We know Jesse. Jesse, you're going to the Hamptons?

WATTERS: No, I'm not. I'm not going to the Hamptons.

GUILFOYLE: He has a pre-planned vacation.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: I have the receipts to prove it.

GUTFELD: Lisa?

(LAUGHTER)

BOOTHE: It's supposed to be raining this weekend. So, I'm heading back to D.C. tomorrow. I think I'm going to a cookout on Saturday.

GUTFELD: A bunch of beltway insiders here. I am actually going to Miami. I am not a big fan of Miami, so I will spend a lot of time in the hotel room.

WATTERS: You do not seem like a Miami guy.

GUTFELD: No, no, no. I have my vices, but not in Miami.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: I think that was fun. That was pretty funny.

GUTFELD: That was terrible.

GUTFELD: All right. Anna Marie -- Lisa, pay attention.

GUILFOYLE: Do not get sucked into Watters world!

GUTFELD: If someone narrated your life, who would you want to narrator to be?

BOOTHE: Don't look at me. Sorry, you got stuck with that. Oh, my gosh, I'm blanking on his voice. It's a male voice. A male's voice, would that be weird?

GUTFELD: Lou Dobbs?

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: Lou Dobbs is like Fox News' Lou Rawls.

FOWLER: You'll never find another love.

BOOTHE: You know, there is some commercial on the air now. I think it plays on Fox. It's like an Australian chick? (inaudible). I want her. I don't know who she is, but...

GUILFOYLE: Someone will write you on Twitter.

GUTFELD: What about you, Jesse?

WATTERS: I'm going to go with James Earl Jones. No-brainer.

(CROSSTALK)

GUILFOYLE: He's not an Australian girl.

(LAUGHTER)

BOOTHE: My mind is blown!

WATTERS: I self identify as an Australian girl.

GUILFOYLE: That's what I thought you were referring to.

BOOTHE: That's what I was originally thinking.

GUTFELD: Richard?

FOWLER: I have two. But either Oprah Winfrey or Morgan Freeman.

GUTFELD: So those are too obvious. Everybody wants Morgan Freeman.

FOWLER: I said Oprah first.

GUTFELD: I would like Morgan Fairchild.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: Is that her name?

WATTERS: I don't know who that is.

GUTFELD: Falcon Crest.

GUILFOYLE: Yes.

GUTFELD: Thank you very much, Kimberly. Fairchild. I bet she watches "The Five."

GUILFOYLE: Do you know what? I'm really liking Bono these days.

GUTFELD: Yes.

GUILFOYLE: He has a very nice picture with George W. Bush. He is against, you know, extreme poverty.

FOWLER: Kimberly Guilfoyle.

(CROSSTALK)

GUTFELD: I was actually going to say Judge Jeanine. I love her -- everything is like, "Greg Gutfeld!"

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: Oh, my gosh, Greg Gutfeld , you better not leave.

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.

GUTFELD: Or it could be Judge Napolitano. It's not in the constitution. It's not in the constitution.

GUILFOYLE: Who else you've got?

GUTFELD: I choose some other people, but they aren't here anymore.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: All right. Joseph -- I will start...

GUILFOYLE: We may not have a show by Monday.

GUTFELD: If you were able to be in one conversation in history, which one would you choose? That's a good one.

GUILFOYLE: These are hard!

WATTERS: We did this already.

GUTFELD: Did we?

WATTERS: Yes, this was last week!

FOWLER: You are recycling.

GUTFELD: I teased it last week.

GUILFOYLE: Amanda.

GUTFELD: Answer it.

FOWLER: I would want to be in the conversation between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

GUTFELD: Oh, that's good. That's good. Historical line.

FOWLER: Historic conversation. Pay attention, Kimberly!

GUILFOYLE: We did this. I said before Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.

GUTFELD: Yeah, because I teased this last week.

GUILFOYLE: But I answered this last week.

GUTFELD: Do not challenge the questions of "Facebook Friday."

BOOTHE: I'm challenging it.

FOWLER: You can't challenge Alex (inaudible).

BOOTHE: I have one.

GUILFOYLE: You have one?

BOOTHE: I want to be at the dinner with President Trump and President Xi of China when they are sitting...

GUILFOYLE: Chocolate cake.

BOOTHE: ... with the delicious chocolate cake. I would want some of the chocolate cake. I would give anything to be there when he told the president that we struck Syria.

FOWLER: I guess that is history.

BOOTHE: Mother of all bombs.

GUTFELD: Jesse?

WATTERS: I was going to say the Comey-Trump dinner so we can get to the bottom of that fiasco.

GUILFOYLE: Would you be pretending to be one of the curtains?

(LAUGHTER)

BOOTHE: Jesse would be writing notes.

GUILFOYLE: With his little porcupine haircut.

(LAUGHTER)

GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.

GUTFELD: I would like to be in the conversation (inaudible) when they were hiring me.

(LAUGHTER)

(CROSSTALK)

GUILFOYLE: What were we thinking?

GUTFELD: I just kind of walked in there.

WATTERS: (inaudible) shows up.

GUTFELD: Exactly.

GUILFOYLE: And then emails that say, why?

GUTFELD: For the longest time, they thought I was Brian Kilmeade.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: That's why Brian Kilmeade would get in trouble all the time because they thought it was me.

FOWLER: You know what? They thought it was actually two (ph).

(LAUGHTER)

GUILFOYLE: He actually plays you sometimes here.

GUTFELD: All right. We got to go. "One More Thing" up next.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK)

WATTERS: Time now for "One More Thing," KG.

GUILFOYLE: All right. Thank you, Jesse. Take a look at this. An unknown member of the British Royal Air Force wrote a personal message on a missile targeting ISIS after the group claimed responsibility for the Manchester attack. It simply says, love from Manchester. Now, they have confirmed to Fox that the photo is genuine and is quickly going viral.

This is to (inaudible) messages. And in a few minutes, if you could please come with me upstairs, I will be hosting "Hannity." Yes, you'll see me in this dress. I got a fantastic line up tonight. Michelle Malkin, Herman Cain, Dinesh D'Souza, Steve Hilton, (inaudible), Joe Concha, Charlie Kirk, a whole bunch of people. It's going to be fantastic. We have a great show.

WATTERS: Keep it locked on Fox. Greg Gutfeld?

GUTFELD: Tomorrow night, 10:00, Saturday. I hope you're around. It's a great show. I got Joey Jones. I got Matt Iseman. Nigel Farage is going to be on. But here we have the return of.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Greg's prom tips.

(LAUGHTER)

GUTFELD: I forgot about that. All right, the worst thing about the prom are the prom proposals. It's a stupid attention seeking cliched idiotic thing where people have to make it into a big deal to ask somebody for the prom. Go to the Santa Monica Mountain -- national recreation.

I'm sure some guy is walking with his girl, hey, let's go with little rock. Hey, how do you think the rock feels? You know, can't you just ask someone out these days? Do you have to make a big deal out of it? I'm tired of it!

WATTERS: Greg needs a cocktail. All right. So, "Watters World," 8:00, Saturday night. I talked to Eric Trump, business politics, other things. Roll the tape.

(START VIDEO CLIP)

ERIC TRUMP, BUSINESSMAN, SON OF DONALD TRUMP: My family is growing. My wife is expecting in September.

WATTERS: Congratulations. You need a baby name. Jesse is a great name.

TRUMP: Yeah, I like that.

WATTERS: Another piece of advice. I have twin girls. My golf games suffered dramatically when you have kids.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

WATTERS: Also, Greg and I -- I mean, not Greg and I. Eric and I play golf together and we are going to show you who wins and who loses.

GUTFELD: That's a Freudian slip.

WATTERS: I know. I really want to play golf with you, Greg.

GUTFELD: Oh, wouldn't end well.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: For you.

GUTFELD: Would be in the rock.

WATTERS: Richard?

FOWLER: The romance isn't all dead. Mark Zuckerberg spoke at Harvard University at the commencement. Here's what he said.

(START VIDEO CLIP)

MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO, FACEBOOK: Best memory from Harvard is meeting Priscilla. We met in line for the bathroom in the bell tower. In what must be one of the all-time most romantic lines, I turned to her and said, "I'm getting kicked out in three days, so we need to go on a date quickly."

(LAUGHTER)

(END VIDEO CLIP)

FOWLER: Clearly, I'm not getting kicked out. I will never go on a day, but at least the romance is still there, Greg.

GUTFELD: Very happy.

FOWLER: I believe in good prom proposal.

BOOTHE: Always good to know.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Lisa Boothe?

BOOTHE: All right. Dave Shuker is a 71-year-old army veteran, and he's now going to receive his high school diploma and finally graduate. He was not able to graduate because during his junior year, he decided to enlist, mostly there was financial problems in his family. That's one of the reasons.

He's able to get his diploma because of operation recognition, which helps veterans over 60 years old who are unable to receive their diploma get one. So congratulations to him, and I hope you are celebrating with family and friends. Thank you for your service.

WATTERS: Congratulations, and happy Memorial Day weekend, everybody.

FOWLER: Happy Memorial Day weekend.

GUILFOYLE: Yes, you as well, Jesse.

WATTERS: Make sure to watch us on Monday. Very special Memorial Day show.

GUTFELD: Unless there is breaking news.

(LAUGHTER)

WATTERS: Don't jinx it! Have a great holiday weekend, everybody. K.G. hosts "Hannity," which is up next.

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