Published January 26, 2017
This is a rush transcript from "The Five," July 3, 2015. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
ERIC BOLLING, CO-HOST: Hello, everyone and welcome to our Proud American Special. I'm Eric Bolling along with Kimberly Guilfoyle, Geraldo Rivera, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld. This is "The Five."
As Americans gather this holiday weekend to celebrate our nation's 239th birthday, there are 14 republican candidates now vying to restore this great country, here are some of those hopefuls.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
MARCO RUBIO, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: Yesterday is over. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.
JEB BUSH, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: Our country is on a very bad course and the question is what are we going to do about it?
TED CRUZ, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: It is the time to reclaim the constitution of the United States.
DONALD TRUMP, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: We need a leader that can bring back our jobs, can bring back our manufacturing, can bring back our military, can take care of our vets.
CHRIS CHRISTIE, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: The campaign that rebuild America to the place where you and I grew up and where we want our children to grow up in again.
RICK PERRY, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: We get back up. We dust ourselves off. We move forward. And you know what, we will do it again.
RAND PAUL, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: I want to be part of a return to prosperity, a true economic boon that lifts all Americans.
CARLY FIORINA, 2016 GOP CANDIDATE: We need leadership in the White House now that will unlock the potential of this great nation, by changing the order of things in Washington, D.C. and challenging the status quo.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BOLLING: So who has the best chance at winning back the White House right now? Jeb Bush is at the top of the pack according to the latest Fox News poll, but as we know very well in election cycles, anything can happen between now and the nomination. So who made the case? Who made the best case so far? I'll go around the table -- K.G.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, CO-HOST: You know it's interesting because there's been some momentum now again, with people who have announced most recently. You see that Trump's been able to surge in the polls. Jeb Bush, holding his own very strong with a tremendous financial backing at the top of the heap. So he's in a pretty good position. You've seen some other people kind of fading a little bit into the background. We expected them to be doing great things. Marco Rubio, Scott Walker is yet to announce. But nevertheless, there have been a few struggles, missteps there that perhaps said, cast some doubts on the greatness of his potential campaign.
BOLLING: Now you see, Geraldo, who's making the case?
GERALDO RIVERA, CO-HOST: I think Rubio has faded most dramatically. I think Kimberly nailed that. I think that the Rubio flourish is over. I don't think he'll be a serious contender.
RIVERA: I think Donald Trump was magnificent in his opening remarks, and then I think he committed this self-inflicted wound, having to do with Mexican immigrants, fatally flawing his long-term prospects. Although, maybe giving him a spike in the short term. I think it's all about Governor Jeb Bush. I've said it from the beginning he's the real Hispanic in this race. I think he has tremendous crossover appeal. I've -- he's not his brother, but he carries a lot of good will from the Bush clan. And I like him. I like his wife. I like his son George.
BOLLING: So, since we're all putting on the record, can I just take whatever Geraldo said and I'll do the opposite? Dana, who's making the case for you?
DANA PERINO, CO-HOST: Well, I think that it looks -- it's still pretty flat across the board. I'm going to tell you, obviously there's the Trump and Jeb Bush who are at the top. But you know who has the most remarkable staying power is Ben Carson.
GUILFOYLE: Oh my, gosh.
PERINO: He doesn't -- you don't see him a lot necessarily on TV. He's not doing every interview. But for -- he is doing something right and he is in the minds of a lot of people. And so he is still way up there across the board. Also, I think Carly Fiorina has probably worked harder than any of them. And she is winning fans across the board, and especially with younger people. She's been willing to go to college campuses. She's talking to them. I think that's good. I mean, I'm surprised that Rick Perry has not made more of a splash. To be honest, it's almost like you forgot that he announced he was running for president because he's just really not visible. I could go on, but I will say that with Scott Walker entering, obviously he's winning Iowa at now at the election were held today. But John Kasich, the governor of Ohio, he -- the folks are gonna like him. And he says that he'll make some sort of announcement on July 21st. I don't really think he'll make an announcement, about the announcement, unless you're planning to run for president. So there's still more to come.
BOLLING: So you have Kasich, you have Chris Christie and one or two others that then Rick Perry who hadn't made the top 10. Greg, do they get into the top 10? If they do, you know, who do they push out?
GREG GUTFELD, CO-HOST: Well, you know when I was looking, that's the first time I've ever listened to them all in order. And I have to say, and I said this, I go, I really like the sound of Carly's voice because I think -- I don't think screaming about taking America back is going to appeal to most Americans. Americans aren't interested in vitriol. They're interested in comfort. They want it cogently and articulately explained why the country needs to change. And I think that when you come out there with these, with kind of a histrionic perspective, I don't think that works. The one thing I worry is that why do we -- wouldn't it be great to have a candidate that defends you, instead of the reverse? Why do you have to support a candidate that you continually have to defend? When after they say something you always have to go, well, he didn't mean that. Wouldn't it be great to have a candidate that you don't have to do that? The democrats never had to do that with Barack Obama. They never had to say, oh, he really didn't mean that because he knew how to do it. And I think this is a time now, after eight years, people are -- generally, America gets tired of a party after eight years. We've seen that. It's a trend. So at this time, they're ready for a change to switch the D from the R, just to make the country feel comfortable. You don't have to do too much. That means you don't have to make huge mistakes and make crazy comments that you then have to walk back. And the party itself has to decide, what is the winner? The same way they did with Barack Obama and what they're doing with Hillary.
GUILFOYLE: Can I just quick? I want to ask Geraldo's really quick thought on Ben Carson. I'm curious. I haven't heard you talk about him.
RIVERA: I don't think much about Ben Carson. I like him as a person. I know he's a brilliant neurosurgeon. I like that there's an African-American on the republican ticket that has some traction. But I don't see him as.
GUILFOYLE: Doing well, though, like she said.
GUTFELD: Is because (inaudible)
RIVERA: I'm kind of shocked by that. I am kind of shocked.
PERINO: There is something there.
GUILFOYLE: I like him.
PERINO: Because -- and it's been consistent over time. And he -- you would think that it would drop off a little bit with everybody else getting in the race. But for some reason, I don't know what it is. Maybe some they could.
RIVERA: Well, that just brings to mind, why -- who are we taking it back from? Are do they mean from the democrats? From Obama? From what?
BOLLING: Yeah, the White House.
RIVERA: From Al Sharpton? What are they talking about?
GUILFOYLE: All of it.
BOLLING: But the good news is on the republican side, there are a lot to choose from, 14 so far. Maybe it could go as high as 17 or 18.
GUTFELD: That's the bad news. The bad news is, when you have too many choices it will makes the opposition look bigger. When you have one candidate that they've decided on -- remember this happened in with Barack Obama. This has been an error. And its republican national committee has to figure this out. They've got to get in change and say OK, let's get this down to a core group of people because all you gonna have is a lot of voices that are going to make one voice seem more singular.
BOLLING: Well, speaking of one voice, seeming pretty darn singular, there's Hillary Clinton, the clear frontrunner on the democrat side. Remember.
RIVERA: Did you give your opinion on that?
BOLLING: I did. I said whatever you said I'll go to the opposite. So I like Marco Rubio quite a bit. Who else didn't you like? Donald Trump? I like Donald Trump.
RIVERA: I like Donald Trump. I just think he's hurt himself so badly.
BOLLING: And for me, it's pretty well-known. I just -- I'm not a Bush guy. Just -- I would like to see some new blood, some fresh one.
RIVERA: Rand Paul?
GUILFOYLE: You like Rand?
BOLLING: I like Rand Paul as well. I do, and Ben Carson and John Kasich. I like a lot of them.
BOLLING: And Carly Fiorina, yeah. But the problem is Carly is the 10th right now on the 10.
GUILFOYLE: But there.
PERINO: Ted Cruz, I mean.
BOLLING: I would love to see some.
PERINO: Oh, Jindal.
BOLLING: I would love to see some competition.
BOLLING: To see who gets up into the 10.
GUILFOYLE: It's never-ending.
RIVERA: Santorum as Eric said.
BOLLING: Not now, it's the exactly the one I.
GUILFOYLE: Hashtag, man crush.
BOLLING: He's the one I like the least unfortunately.
GUTFELD: Get a man crush.
GUILFOYLE: Man crush is Rand Paul.
BOLLING: All right. Remember when she said -- Hillary said this during her first White House attempt.
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HILLARY CLINTON, FORMER UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF STATES: I think I'm probably the most transparent person in public life. I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anybody else. Much of it untrue, but nevertheless, it's all out there.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
BOLLING: Well, fast forward, seven years and Americans now know she certainly has not been transparent. She hid her e-mails while secretary of state and her family's foundation may have accepted donations in exchange for favors from Secretary Clinton. Americans also know that in the aftermath of her four years as America's top diplomat, the country is less respected now around the world, and let's never forget Benghazi, please. She may secure the democrat nomination, but will voters put her in the White House? Bring around this way this time, do you think is she the inevitable?
GUTFELD: I think just because she's the only one out there. We could talk about Sanders, but let's face it. That is just there that's kind of something to look at like a little shiny bubble, but she's there. I think this is where somebody like Chris Christie could come in because he has a certain stature. He expresses gratitude, instead of shame over a country. He expresses unity, instead of division and strength, instead of chaos. And as secretary of state, she presided over some chaos.
BOLLING: Chris Christie could run as a democrat.
GUTFELD: Not really.
BOLLING: That's not what you're saying.
GUTFELD: As an adult, he can run as an adult.
PERINO: I think that Hillary Clinton has just a very thin margin of error, OK. So there's about 46 percent of the country who is going to vote for her, no matter what. It doesn't matter what she does, they will vote for her. And there's another 46 percent is like, I will never vote for her. So there's a small window. And then, if I'm just -- I just look at these things pretty rationally and practically. You have to get the 270 electoral votes. And if you take off California and New York, so Hillary Clinton basically is like looking at four states that she really has to try to win. And one of -- now she could have trouble in Florida or Ohio. Maybe even in Colorado. But I think Virginia with the governor Terry McAuliffe and she's gonna try to run the tables there. So if the election were held today, yes. I'm not trying to pour cold water on everything, but it is very difficult to see her not becoming president.
BOLLING: Dana is making a very good point for on the republican side.
BOLLING: Counted that, Florida, Ohio with -- I don't know, Jeb or Rubio on it and John Kasich.
RIVERA: I think that's why Jeb Bush is the inevitable republican nominee and the man who can beat Hillary Clinton because it will come down to Florida again, it seems to me. And it will come down, and I hate to say this, Kimberly, and I have.
RIVERA: A private joke about it. I think it's going to come down to the Puerto Ricans along the I-4 corridor in Central Florida.
RIVERA: They are swing voters. I think that between Hillary and Jeb, they're going to be torn. He's the only republican that can compete for that vote.
BOLLING: Why do you say Puerto Ricans along the I-4 border?
GUILFOYLE: Because it sounds sexy.
(LAUGHTER) GUILFOYLE: OK? Get in.
PERINO: K.G., are you gonna go down there?
GUILFOYLE: I would be like.
RIVERA: There is now mama Mia. There is now.
GUILFOYLE: We're gonna do it, yeah.
RIVERA: Is like 600,000 Puerto Ricans have moved into Central Florida. They're fleeing Puerto Rico because of the financial distress. They're moving in to Florida, they are citizens, they vote. And I think that they will vote for Jeb Bush because he hablas (ph) and because he is so sensitive but to the minority.
GUILFOYLE: (SPEAKING IN SPANISH)
GUILFOYLE: (SPEAKING IN SPANISH) Bolling, get on board.
BOLLING: I'll give you to worry about. I'm not sure if.
GUILFOYLE: There's a Puerto Rican flag on the other side.
BOLLING: The Puerto Rican vote, but I'm not sure the I-4 corridor has anything to do with it.
RIVERA: That's where they all live in for.
BOLLING: But the.
GUILFOYLE: I would just campaign up and down that corridor. That's what's happening. Puerto Ricans float, right?
BOLLING: I know the difference.
RIVERA: What are they?
GUILFOYLE: Like a Puerto Rican float just up and down the I-4 corridor, right?
RIVERA: I remember you tweeted. I remember distinctively you tweeted in 2012 when the results were coming in from Central Florida. You said, and I almost remember your tweet. And we felt like it was sharing. You tweeted that democrats are popping their cork right now, if you recall. And when those returns started coming in because as Florida goes.
RIVERA: Very often the nation goes.
BOLLING: That was a long night, that night.
RIVERA: It was a long night, but the die was cast, pretty quick.
BOLLING: How about this? What issues should Americans be concerned about, when they go to the polls this election cycle? With the rise of ISIS, we all know National Security certainly on a lot of Americans' minds, but is it the top priority? What do you think, Dana?
PERINO: It's not the top priority according to the polls. It is the economy. It's always the economy. And it's about the anxiety that people feel about their children not having as good a lifestyle as they've had. This is feeding all of the economic anxiety. So whoever can convince people that.
BOLLING: Who is that? Who is that one?
PERINO: Who is going to be able to convince them?
PERINO: It remains to be seen. I mean, none of them have been very specific. All of them say like let's bring our country back. OK, well, now, getting into the debate time, we're less than a month away. So let's find out. Like how would you actually confirm for people that their retirement savings are going to be there? How are you going to get a handle on income growth? Things like that are going to matter.
BOLLING: Can I give regular props here? Chris Christie seems to be the one who's come out with the most specifics about how he would fix America with entitlements, some social security things and some other things as far as debt. And Rand Paul as well, though.
GUTFELD: But the problem is, when you talk about what issues most Americans are concerned about, it's based on an assumption that there is a concern. We have a very young population who -- life is pretty good for them because they aren't faced with some of the decisions that older people have to deal with. They have technological advances at their fingertips that make partial employment and unemployment not such a bad life. You can pretty much live at home and get all the things that you want. You have more channels than you ever did. You have more technology in your iPhone than there was in the moon landing. You are as a person who might be poor now, better off than the king of England was, 200 years ago. How do you get people who are generally unconcerned and apathetic into your side? And that goes back to my original point. It's not about hysteria. It's about making them feel comfortable about the choice. That they can go from D to R without thinking it's that big of a deal.
GUILFOYLE: Yeah, that is.
GUTFELD: Even though it is. It's a baby step, but it's the most important one.
BOLLING: One of them could be.
GUILFOYLE: A partisan divide.
BOLLING: When they get their first job or their second job and they start paying taxes.
BOLLING: Do you think at some point they would say.
GUTFELD: That they don't have jobs.
BOLLING: Right, that's the problem. They make it too easy for them not to get a job.
BOLLING: What's the most important issue?
GUILFOYLE: Well, I know, I think it's the economy. But for me personally, besides that, I think it's definitely foreign policy and National Security. The direction that this country is going in and interestingly enough, there is a deep partisan divide that the poll also shows a 54 percent of those who said they would vote for a republican right in the primary, very concerned about the values, the direction of the country. So there's a lot to see on there in terms of getting out the vote and making sure people show up. Last time, there was some voter apathy with respect to Mitt Romney. Some of the true conservatives, et cetera, were dissatisfied, did not feel excited. And you know riled up to be able to go out there and campaign or to vote for him because they were dissatisfied and they were trying to make a point.
BOLLING: Would a Jeb nomination create the same apathy that Romney did last night or even McCain?
RIVERA: I really don't think so. I think that he's innovative enough and they get it. Those Bush's are pros. Dana knows better than most. But I tell you one thing. The republicans cannot campaign on moral decay. You can't campaign. Gay marriage is over, forget about that.
GUILFOYLE: Not about that, yeah.
RIVERA: Marijuana is over. Forget about that. I agree with Kimberly, it's all about ISIS and the National.
RIVERA: Security threat from abroad.
GUILFOYLE: And Walker made a mistake already with that with gay marriage and that was a misstep.
BOLLING: We're going to leave it right there. Lots more to come on The Five, Proud American Special ahead, our favorite things to do on the Fourth of July of July and Facebook Friday coming up, stick around.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) CINDY WILLIAMS, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY ACTRESS: I'm just so proud that I am an American. And every time I see a soldier or Americans, you know, helping their neighbors, or when people come out. Or another thing is, like on Laverne and Shirley, when everyone would laugh together. That's like America to me.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
PERINO: Welcome back to "The Five's Proud American Special." On this Fourth of July we want to talk about some of our favorite things to do to celebrate the holiday. First up, our favorite Fourth of July food, now I have to go to Kimberly, of course because.
PERINO: I know that you like your chicken wings.
GUILFOYLE: So excited, yeah.
PERINO: What else do you like on the Fourth of July?
GUILFOYLE: I like just about everything. I just love the feast. I love to barbecue, have chicken wings, I love (inaudible). Thinking about this last time like, I'll love to have you. You'll see my plate. It will have a burger on it. It will have a hotdog on it, can't leave those behind. I'll have some chicken wings on it. I like to have it a mix. Like it's like a.
PERINO: You're a potato salad gal?
GUILFOYLE: I prefer to just have a nice big baked potato and I put some butter and cheese on it. But I'll eat potato salad if it's there. But I like to kind of go to my own big thing on that, yeah.
PERINO: Geraldo, do you have a specialty? Do you make anything special on the fourth?
RIVERA: I do grill. I do. I'm not generally seen as a griller, but I.
PERINO: They pass.
RIVERA: I love hotdogs more than hamburgers and frozen margaritas. There's no Fourth of July of without these.
GUILFOYLE: Wow, that's nice.
BOLLING: Do you take your picture off when you grill?
RIVERA: Of course.
GUILFOYLE: I've picture you grilling shirtless.
RIVERA: I'm all about that. I'm all about that.
PERINO: All right, Eric.
BOLLING: We know it
PERINO: Not like veggie tacos.
BOLLING: Beer during the day and a transition to vodka for the evening.
GUILFOYLE: What about magic juice?
BOLLING: You know, we, yeah. The tradition is to drink during -- they have some cocktails during the day. A few cocktail at daddy yo's (ph) at Long Beach Island at night and then head over to Black Whale, which is the best seafood on east coast.
GUILFOYLE: It's like your office.
PERINO: You're married to Elena, who is (inaudible) from Russia.
PERINO: Does she like the Fourth of July food, like the whole celebration? It's like the hamburger.
GUTFELD: Yeah, I guess. So but I prefer not to talk about that. What happens on the Fourth of July with food? Food eating contests, the hotdog eating contest.
RIVERA: That's right.
GUTFELD: Which I --
PERINO: You're not that?
GUTFELD: I think it's the most disgusting behavior to watch adults stuffing their faces with 50 hotdogs. Imagine if it wasn't food but another kind of behavior you were celebrating. Would you have a context -- contest?
GUTFELD: Do you know what I'm talking about?
GUILFOYLE: Yes, I do. I'd win it.
PERINO: I don't get it.
GUILFOYLE: That's all I know.
BOLLING: No, not that one.
RIVERA: I was trying to figure out what he was eluding to myself.
GUTFELD: A contest is nothing to be proud of.
BOLLING: It's like you're like pooping?
GUILFOYLE: No, I thought to see, where your mind go? I thought something else.
BOLLING: Where is (inaudible)? Until the guy is got to be.
PERINO: My head it still in the clouds. I have no idea what you all talking about. So we gonna move on, favorite fireworks. I'm going to go first. I -- OK, well, I like sparklers of course, but do you remember snakes?
PERINO: Because I grew up in Wyoming in Colorado, it was always very dry. So you weren't -- we often were on fire work restriction. But snakes you could do.
PERINO: Because now you can put them on a brick and than they would make themselves into a snake. They will have those?
GUTFELD: Yes, they do.
PERINO: What about you, Greg?
GUTFELD: I prefer stuff that would blow off a toe. The old school illegal fireworks, we have well armed bottle rocket, an M-80, a bottle rocket. I love the smell of a brick of firecrackers going off and that's why it's not the same anymore. There's no risk. That it was usually a kid who lives on your block that was missing an eye.
PERINO: I was waiting all day for your comments about Fourth of July because you have a lot of anxiety about it.
GUTFELD: I do.
PERINO: I don't like to annoy, a lot of snap things. Do you remember snaps?
BOLLING: He is -- that's the -- this is the worst weekend of his life.
PERINO: Do you have fireworks yourself?
BOLLING: We don't have fireworks, but they're all along the beach and everyone is up all night with fireworks.
GUILFOYLE: That is nice, though.
GUILFOYLE: The fireworks.
BOLLING: But my dog, he is petrified. He's like shivering in the closet in the basement. You feel horrible. I think they have these things you can put on them.
PERINO: Thunder shirt.
BOLLING: Yeah, thunder shirt.
PERINO: The thunder shirt, how about that?
RIVERA: I used to like cherry bombs in the mailbox.
RIVERA: No, as a father of five, I really am anti.
PERINO: Are you out on your clothes during the Fourth of July?
RIVERA: I know, I am invariably almost every Fourth of July, if I'm in the country I'm on my boat.
PERINO: But you watch fireworks for that?
RIVERA: Under right from underneath them.
GUILFOYLE: How nice.
RIVERA: Either in the Hudson River or the East River right here in New York Harbor.
RIVERA: And my shirt is also always off.
PERINO: Do you have a tradition (inaudible) to go to fireworks?
GUILFOYLE: Yes. So there are great fireworks in Sag Harbor, which I'm going to go to for sure. And then also, I like the parade in Southampton is legendary to go to and kids love it. They have like a whole big parade down.
GUTFELD: Must be nice.
GUILFOYLE: Main Street. Yeah, I mean, if you were me you could live it.
PERINO: Well, there's a very -- a new tradition for us is that Jasper is in the parade in Bluffton, South Carolina in the side car of the Harley. So who knows what sort of getup they're going to be in.
GUILFOYLE: Are you sure?
PERINO: I won't be there, no.
BOLLING: That's our real quick Fourth of July story last summer last Fourth of July at the Black Whale had a couple of drinks. We're leaving Black Whale. Adrienne is driving, she's backing out. All of a sudden hear bang, crash, glass breaks.
PERINO: Oh, dear.
BOLLING: Look, what happened? Look, there's a boat. There's a boat parked on the street on a trailer. So you know how some of the cars have the backing up noise? It doesn't recognize when the boat is hanging over if it's about that high. My wife's the only person who hit a boat on land.
RIVERA: You pick out a boat.
PERINO: Poor Adrienne.
PERINO: How about you?
PERINO: Any last thoughts on Fourth of July?
GUTFELD: Oh, I think Fourth of July is overrated. July 5th. You have Arbor Day in New Zealand, July 5th. You have Constitution Day in Armenia, July 5th and it's X-Day in the celebration of the Church of the SubGenius. That's all on July 5th.
PERINO: Well, you have something to look forward to.
GUTFELD: SubGenius. Look up the SubGenius.
BOLLING: I'm sure that's.
PERINO: All right, next on celebrities on why they're proud to be Americans and why we are, too. Stay tuned.
GREG JARRETT, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: I'm Greg Jarrett with a Fox Report, a medical helicopter crashing in Colorado, the fiery scene in Summit County west of Denver. Crews reportedly put out the fire quickly, but not before the flames burned up a truck. There are reports of injuries, but no word of any deaths.
The State Department is warning our nation's post overseas check your security ahead of Independence Day. That -- as the feds warn that terrorists could be plotting an attack sometime tomorrow, cities across the U.S. also upping security at July 4th events.
A couple of GOP rivals will be kicking off their holiday weekend with a sleep over. The host, 2012 presidential nominee, Mitt Romney and he confirming, he would host candidate's Chris Christie and Marco Rubio at Romney's home in New Hampshire.
On the Democratic side, frontrunner Hillary Clinton also there in New Hampshire, talking about Obamacare, the Supreme Court and the Iran nuclear negotiations.
I'm Gregg Jarrett. Now back to "The Five."
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CHARLES KELLY, COUNTRY MUSIC STAR: We have such a strong patriotism, I think, as a country and, you know, which I really truly do feel it, that we have the greatest country in the world.
When you go on the road and you tour and you see, you know, a lot of the heartland of America, you really do get a feel of what real true patriotism is.
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GUILFOYLE: And that was Charles Kelly from the country music group Lady Antebellum. Here are some other folks you might recognize on why they're proud to be Americans.
RICKY SCHRODER, ACTOR: The spirit of the American people. You know, American people believe that they can accomplish anything. And it's just part of our culture. It's part of our DNA.
NICK CANNON, TV HOST: What makes me proud to be American? It's so many things. I mean, but obviously, you know, to have the opportunity to pursue my happiness.
KELLIE PICKLER, COUNTRY MUSIC SINGER: I'm so blessed to just be an American woman. I wake up in the morning, and I get to do what I want with my day. I get to do what I want with my life. That's a privilege and a luxury that so many people are denied.
HALEY JOEL OSMENT, ACTOR: So many things. I mean, it's the opportunities of the country. This country's given us. And, you know, the fact that we are an immigrant nation. We can bring in a lot of things under a big tent when we're at our best.
CARNIE WILSON, SINGER: The spirit of our country and the freedom of the country and just being able to express.
BOB SAGET, COMEDIAN: It's a wonderful country. We're very lucky to live here.
Troops, Bob Saget here. Happy, safe, healthy Fourth of July. They're yelling for Mark Wahlberg right now. I don't mean anything.
MARK WAHLBERG, ACTOR: Look. There's a lot of crazy stuff going on in our country. But at the core, and especially when you talk about the military, people risk their lives to protect our freedom. You know, we need to honor them in a much bigger way. And I love you guys and thank you.
GUILFOYLE: Aw, Mark Wahlberg. What a fabulous big star.
GUTFELD: Yes. Big star. Finally.
He's right, though. He's absolutely right. You know, it's not about pride. You know, pride is the original and deadliest of sins. And we're confusing pride with gratitude.
You should be thankful. You shouldn't be proud. You should be thankful for the people who are defending this country. We should be thankful for things like the Second Amendment in which we can defend ourselves. We should be thankful for the industries and the innovations of this country that make it the greatest country ever.
RIVERA: The Second Amendment?
GUTFELD: Yes. It's not about pride; it's about gratitude. We should be...
RIVERA: How about the First Amendment?
BOLLING: Can't have the first without the second or the fourth.
RIVERA: I've travelled to over 100 counties, and I tell you, everybody wants to live in the United States. Everybody wants to be American. And we have -- we've done the impossible. We have harnessed the hybrid digger of the planet. And it's all meshing here. We bring them here. We get that great brain power, that sweat equity. We get them. We are on top of the heap.
GUILFOYLE: I like it. That was good. I like where you went with that. I wasn't expecting it, but it was nice.
RIVERA: I didn't know. I was just...
GUTFELD: You can thank guns for that.
RIVERA: Just happened.
GUILFOYLE: Second Amendment. Bolling.
BOLLING: So we talk about the military a lot. And you're 100 percent right. They deserve every bit of our thanks and praise and everything. All the adulation we can possibly give them.
But also law enforcement, too. I mean, law enforcement puts their lives on the line every single day. Kids are coming out of police academies at $35,000 a year, $40,000 a year. Sometimes less.
RIVERA: Sometimes less.
BOLLING: Putting their life in -- putting themselves in harm's way for our safety and fire -- the fire personnel, as well. I think both of those are underappreciated. So just a little...
GUTFELD: Don't forget paramedics.
BOLLING: And them, too.
GUILFOYLE: Men in uniform. This is the theme.
GUTFELD: Yes, the UPS delivery guy.
RIVERA: Seriously, sanitation workers.
RIVERA: They work harder than any uniformed...
GUTFELD: Especially the guys that pick up my trash.
BOLLING: I'm not going there.
GUTFELD: The stuff in my garbage? Would kill a cow.
BOLLING: They're union.
RIVERA: They are? I guess so. Well, so are the cops.
BOLLING: Yes, but they're not -- they're not public servants.
GUILFOYLE: OK. Dana Perino.
PERINO: Just asking someone why they are a proud American, it's kind of a difficult question. Because you don't -- it's a feeling. But it's not something that you put into words all the time. So that we have to spend some time thinking about it is beautiful.
GUTFELD: You were supposed to do that, Dana.
PERINO: I agree with Geraldo, that everywhere I've been people want to be more like America. They strive to be. And we should try to help them be that way, too.
GUILFOYLE: Yes. Everybody wants to be us. So let's appreciate it. Let's get out there and vote. Be informed. Be enthusiastic. Love this country.
GUTFELD: You know who's proud of America? America Ferrara.
GUILFOYLE: Sing it.
RIVERA: How about America Vespucci?
GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.
GUTFELD: He's dead.
GUILFOYLE: Don't move, right, because you don't want to miss any of this. "Facebook Friday"...
GUILFOYLE: ... the crowd pleaser, baby, is up next.
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JOHN RATZENBERGER, ACTOR: Can't tell you how proud I am to be an American. I lived overseas for ten years. And I literally kissed the ground when I got off the plane coming back here. It's the most wonderful civilization that's ever been on the face of the earth.
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GUTFELD: It's "Facebook Friday." We never get to all the questions you send into us. So our producers have pulled some good ones we haven't answered yet. So let's do this, America.
I'm going to go around the table, Kimberly. Here's the first one, from Kirk B. "What is your exact home address?" I'm kidding. "What was your first car?"
GUILFOYLE: OK. So it was a red car. It was a Dodge Dart with a Slant-6 engine, and it had a bumper sticker that said, "Insured by Smith & Wesson," baby, on the back. I'd drive around my softball team, and I'd blast out Bon Jovi. And we were undefeated.
BOLLING: There wasn't a Confederate flag on it?
RIVERA: My first car, a 1947 Chevy convertible. I cut the steering wheel in half so it would be like an airplane. But I cut the wrong side. So I ended up taking up the bottom of it instead of the top.
GUILFOYLE: That's pretty funny.
RIVERA: I got it for 25 bucks.
BOLLING: My first car was, I think it was a 10-year-old Chevelle, Chevy Chevelle. That thing was a rocket. It was a light car. And at the time they had a V-6 and V-8. I'm not sure if it was a V-6 or V-8.
PERINO: In Chicago? In the snow?
BOLLING: Yes. It was always a beater, though. One time, I was taking a girl out -- I may have told this story. I hope I didn't. But I was taking a girl on a date. I was 15, 16. I think you drive when you're 15 in Chicago. Taking a girl on a date, and the seat is a bench seat in the front. Turned the car over to step on the brake. The seat broke. The whole bucket seat went back.
GUTFELD: And it worked out?
BOLLING: And it worked out.
GUILFOYLE: You're like, that was an accident.
BOLLING: That was it. It was parked in my driveway. That's all.
PERINO: Didn't get far enough.
GUTFELD: Dana, did you ever have a car?
PERINO: I did.
GUTFELD: Yes? What kind of...
PERINO: What do you mean did I ever have a car?
GUTFELD: Was it a Big Wheel?
PERINO: No. I had a gold Dodge Turismo, which you probably have never heard of.
GUTFELD: Sounds like a medical illness.
PERINO: But it was very famous. The Turismo.
GUILFOYLE: That's interesting. We could have parked our cars next to each other.
RIVERA: (UNINTELLIGIBLE) now. Grand Turismo. Right?
GUTFELD: No, "Grand Torino."
RIVERA: Oh, "Grand Torino."
GUTFELD: My first one was a '76 Cutlass Supreme Oldsmobile, red with red velvet inside. It was horrible. But my last car, 50 -- what, '59 Facel Vega. Try to find one of those, people.
GUILFOYLE: Now you've got a Ford Explorer.
RIVERA: What do you mean your last car?
GUTFELD: The last one I bought.
RIVERA: You drive a 1959 car?
RIVERA: In New York City?
GUTFELD: Are you kidding me? I don't even have a driver's license.
GUILFOYLE: He's making all this up.
GUTFELD: All right. "What would everyone's last meal on earth be like if they had a choice?" Let's go with Dana and go around. PERINO: Well, I guess I'd have to go with steak.
GUTFELD: What kind of steak?
PERINO: And red wine. I don't know. I don't care. I'll eat it all.
GUTFELD: Hey, why bother? It's not like you've got to get up in the morning and do a speech -- Eric.
BOLLING: As you know, I don't eat red meat, so I haven't had a burger in 20 years. So it would be a bloody bacon and cheddar burger. Make it a double.
GUTFELD: That would be good.
RIVERA: the last meal on earth. So I would have rice and beans on the side and then hallucinogenic mushrooms.
GUTFELD: Very good. Add to the mayhem.
RIVERA: Of course.
GUILFOYLE: Oh, my gosh.
GUTFELD: That's so true.
GUILFOYLE: Well, rice and beans didn't miss her, that's for sure. So that would be a strong second for me.
But for sure I would want to have, yes, probably red wine. Because we're having dinner, right? And then maybe a steak and a potato. However, I would have to have, if it was my last meal, I'd have to have some kind of, like, side slices of salami. For sure.
GUTFELD: I'm wondering, though, if this question didn't say do you die after your meal. Because if so, you try to make the meal as long as possible. Trying to eat something that...
PERINO: You can eat buffet?
GUTFELD: Exactly. That never ends. But I would choose human flesh.
GUILFOYLE: Ew! You're as weird as I always knew you were.
GUTFELD: I'm just saying maybe the person that's going to kill you. What if the person who's going to kill you, you decide to eat that person. Then you live!
RIVERA: This is like his 1959...
GUTFELD: No, I'm saying the last meal I'm going to eat the executioner, if I have a choice.
RIVERA: Oh, yum.
GUILFOYLE: OK. There's usually a backup executioner. Sorry to tell you. Always got a buddy next to him.
GUTFELD: Show me proof of that.
GUTFELD: All right. "What was the toughest question asked of you during a job interview, Eric?"
BOLLING: The first job I ever had, it was literally hundreds of people trying to get a job. The question was -- he had one question: "Sell me this pen." He handed me a pen. I was like -- you prepare for everything. Your high school, your college, what you're good at. Sell me this pen.
And I literally went something to the effect of, "I'll sell you this pen for a dollar. But if you buy three of them, I'll give you a 20 percent discount on it." I swear to God on my life, I got the job because of that. And that's what they were looking for.
It was Mobil Oil, and they were trying to sell more gasoline. And what they try to do is they try and beat their dealers' prices down so they can sell more gasoline on the corner.
RIVERA: "Have I ever been arrested?"
GUTFELD: What did you say?
RIVERA: I said the truth and did not get the job as a result.
GUTFELD: K.G., toughest question?
GUILFOYLE: During a job interview?
GUILFOYLE: I pretty much got hired after 30 seconds.
GUTFELD: It was never a -- it was a question of how much do you want?
BOLLING: Which office do you want?
GUILFOYLE: Do you want the manager's position?
GUTFELD: I'm getting divorced.
RIVERA: Are you married?
GUILFOYLE: Would you like an apartment to go with it?
RIVERA: Because it's in the office. Whoever is interviewing starts putting down the pictures of the family. I don't have a family. Anyway...
GUILFOYLE: What happens they go like this. Take off any jewelry. You're like, OK.
RIVERA: So I guess -- come here often?
GUTFELD: I was asked to define the difference between sales and marketing, because it was for a marketing writer; and I didn't have the answer. And I just said -- I said, "My birthday was yesterday, and I'm very hung over."
And they said, "Well, at least you're honest. Maybe you can come back when you're sober."
PERINO: I have the answer to that now.
GUTFELD: What is it?
PERINO: Well, I would say if you're at the White House, there's White House communications and the press secretary's office. And it's like marketing. They come up with, like, the whole what they want you to sell, and then the press secretary has to go out and try to sell it. That's how I would describe it.
GUTFELD: See? You weren't there, though.
PERINO: Can I tell you what my hardest question was?
GUTFELD: Yes, please.
PERINO: I really think it is what sort of salary do you expect?
PERINO: And Kimberly writes about that in her book "Making the Case." I've actually never been -- I don't like to talk about money. I'm not very good at it. But young women, you have to get over that and figure out a way to ask for what you're worth.
GUILFOYLE: You absolutely do. Make them pay, baby. Make them pay. They like it. They respect you after.
GUTFELD: And you always know that if they don't get upset when you give them the number, you were too low.
GUILFOYLE: Yes, yes.
GUTFELD: If they just go like this. I don't think we can handle that. If they start giggling...
GUILFOYLE: Then you know. Then you know.
GUTFELD: We out?
GUTFELD: All right.
Well, I've got three questions left, but they're yelling at me. Are you yelling at me or did you just forget about me?
PERINO: Save them for Labor Day.
GUTFELD: They are not talking to me anymore.
GUILFOYLE: It's "Top Gun." Read it.
GUTFELD: All right. If you liked the movie "Top Gun," which I think had Harrison Ford.
RIVERA: It did.
GUTFELD: Geraldo's got some news you want to stay tuned for coming up.
RIVERA: Wow. Maverick. He had the need for speed. And since the 1980s a lot of "Top Gun" fans have felt the need for a sequel. And they get one soon. "Variety" reporting "Top Gun 2" in the works. Tom Cruise likely to reprise his role as the handsome fighter pilot. Now, did you love Tom Cruise?
GUILFOYLE: I love it. I would go see it immediately.
RIVERA: But I mean, he would have to be the instructor, don't you think?
GUILFOYLE: Well, I don't care what he is. I think it's going to be an amazing movie. Wouldn't you love to go see it? The movie is great when you hear it on surround sound. Come on.
RIVERA: See, I like the old war movies like "Sergeant York," Gary Cooper. He won the Academy Award, real-life story of a guy, humble Tennessee roots, a poor farmer guy goes to war, captures an entire German company single- handed. I love that.
GUILFOYLE: Well, that's exciting, too. But "Top Gun" also has a great love scene. And remember when Meg Ryan says to Goose, "Take me to bed or lose me forever?" I like that.
RIVERA: Meg Ryan?
GUTFELD: I like volleyballs, though.
RIVERA: You have a favorite war movie, Eric?
BOLLING: Yes, I like new ones. I love "Lone Survivor," a fantastic movie. I think it's inspiring. But "American Sniper" really just got it for me.
RIVERA: Great movie.
BOLLING: Everything about it. Loved everything about the sniper. I loved -- the ending is just dramatic and heartfelt. A couple of great movies.
Dana, do you have one?
PERINO: I'm terrible at this game because I'm really a cultural black hole. I don't really remember movies and things. But I remember as a kid my dad took us to "Born on the Fourth of July." That was also Tom Cruise. And I remember liking that very much.
RIVERA: That was an anti-war movie rather than pro-war movie. It was horrific, and he was great.
PERINO: I don't know if any war movies are actually pro-war.
GUILFOYLE: Well, they all have...
GUTFELD: "Red Dawn".
PERINO: That's a discussion for another time.
GUTFELD: "Red Dawn" was awesome.
BOLLING: What was it?
GUILFOYLE: "Saving Private Ryan."
RIVERA: That has the greatest opening scene. D-Day, Normandy Beach invasion.
What about you, Greg?
GUTFELD: I picked "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry." No, actually, that was a great movie from the '70s. I picked "The Lives of Others."
RIVERA: You said "Behind the Green Door."
GUTFELD: No, no. That was in the break, Geraldo. Did you ever see "Lives of Others"? It's about the Stasi, the East German spies in East Germany before the reunification, pre-Reagan. It's a good way -- it's a good movie to look at what it was like, the corrosive element of socialism and how freedom is the only remedy for totalitarianism. It's called "The Lives of Others." It came out in 2007. Fantastic film.
RIVERA: Seems more political than combat-y.
GUTFELD: Maybe. You know, "Highway to the Danger Zone," do you know what that song is about?
RIVERA: I don't, but maybe...
GUTFELD: It's about you, Geraldo. You're the danger zone.
RIVERA: Yes, baby.
GUTFELD: Everybody wants to land on you.
RIVERA: "One More Thing" after this.
GUILFOYLE: Oh, my God. What is wrong with you?
BOLLING: It's time now for "One More Thing." And Dana kicks it off.
PERINO: The "Los Angeles Times" has helpful information about how to take good pictures on your iPhone or your -- whatever device you have on the Fourth of July. A couple of the ones. Turn off the flash. It's important. You can also get some apps that can give you some nice, you know, filters. And learn this. Your Apple ear iPod thing, you can take photographs with that so that you can actually have it steady.
BOLLING: Very good.
PERINO: So Fourth of July fireworks are hard to take pictures of.
BOLLING: Good stuff.
K.G., you're up.
PERINO: Hear what I'm saying?
GUILFOYLE: I want to talk to you about that in a moment.
RIVERA: Fourth of July fireworks are boring.
GUILFOYLE: But in the meantime, I want to say feliz compleanos.
GUILFOYLE: De nada. De nada.
Happy birthday. I think we get food if we sing. But in the meantime...
RIVERA: How nice. How nice.
PERINO: A little cupcake. Perfect.
RIVERA: Thank you. Thank you.
GUILFOYLE: There you go. Happy birthday, Geraldo. We love you.
GUTFELD: Since you're Geraldo -- since you're Geraldo, take the top off the cupcake.
PERINO: I got that one.
GUILFOYLE: We're super happy having you here on "The Five." Happy Fourth and happy birthday.
RIVERA: Speaking of birthdays, I am the proud grandfather of my first granddaughter, Ella Rose, born on the 30th of June. That's my son Cruz, a Texas A&M graduate. A marine engineer. There she is. She was born on the 30th of June, weighing 8 pounds 4 ounces.
RIVERA: That's her mom, Lauren. We welcome her joining my two grandsons. So the flock is growing.
GUILFOYLE: Very nice. Many blessings.
RIVERA: Thank you.
GUTFELD: Sunday like I said, July 5 is a much bigger day than July 4. My show, "The Greg Gutfeld Show," is a July 5 special.
RIVERA: Huge. Huge.
GUTFELD: We have Johnny Rotten, a true patriot from England.
GUTFELD: Yes. He's on. And Lou Dobbs. We're having them together.
RIVERA: They have a lot in common.
GUTFELD: Watch tonight or tomorrow night or whenever this is on. Who cares?
BOLLING: Very good.
OK. On this Independence Day I want to give a special shout-out to our troops from all of us here at "The Five." Thank you for fighting for our freedom, for our liberty, and for our America. Thank you to all our vets.
This is the greatest country in the world. And we have the greatest military in the world. So if you see a soldier or a vet this Fourth of July or anytime, for that matter, make sure you shake their hand and buy him or her a beer or a meal. How about that one?
PERINO: How about red wine?
BOLLING: Or red wine.
BOLLING: That's it for us. Set your DVRs. You never want to miss an episode of "The Five." Have a very safe and a very happy Fourth, everyone.
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