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>> we like to thank each of you for watching. i'm jake tapper. our coverage continues right now with anderson cooper. >> good evening again from the university of miami where the final republican debate before a very big super tuesday just
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wrapped up. the candidates, two of whom may have to make some very tough choices next week have faced off 11 times before tonight. never quite this way. this was a very different debate than we've seen so far. we've expecting to speak shortly with the two front-runners in this race, donald trump and ted cruz. let's go to chris cuomo on the stage. >> mr. trump, we're hearing from everybody, including party officials that it was a very different debate tonight. again from officials saying they think it was probably the most substantive, the least sniping, what was your take? >> i thought it was a very elegant debate. i thought it was very substantive and i thought it was a really -- i think your folks did a great job. i thought it was very fair and we needed this kind of a debate. we needed this kind of a tone and i'm glad it took place tonight. >> do you think it played to your advantage? >> i think so.
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the other is the other. if somebody hits, you hit back. and i think that's true in life. that's true in running countries, true in running businesses. i just found this to be a very elegant evening and everybody did a very good job. >> one of the questions is what would happen if it were you versus ted cruz one-on-one? when you're up there on the debate stage listening to him make the case, you making your own, who was your confidence level in terms of how it would go, you against him? >> we have a lot more people voting for trump than voting for ted. but i like ted and i think we all did a' ve good job tonight. i thought it was all very good and very terrific because i think it has really been harsh. i like that also but we were ready for this kind of an evening. >> there were a couple of points of contrast on the stage tonight. one was i guess you could call it the all versus sum some argu
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regarding islam. you spoke to anderson and said there's a hatred from islam to the united states. you called it political correctness. what do you want to say now? >> i don't want to say anything now. i've answered the question, there is a great hatred and we have to get to the bottom of it. >> the concern is you painted with too broad a brush. you're not saying they're part of the hatred, right? >> i do. but you look at the mosques and you go to various places and look at what's going on there and it's virtually 100%. certainly you can say radical islam is a disaster right now. it's causing tremendous proba y probably -- problems, not just here. >> one of the people on the stage said it makes an environment around the world
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when muslims around the world have antipathy towards them. >> we going to have to run our place. we have a country with a lot of debt, weakened military, we have so many different problems right now, we're just going to have to do our thing. the question was asked to me and you probably heard the audience, and i don't do it for the audience and i'm not doing it to be incorrect politically, but there is animosity like i've never seen before and hopefully we can straighten it out. >> you weren't allowed to tweet because you were busy but hillary clinton put out a tweet saying condoning any kind of violence is wrong. i think she's referring to what was mentioned during the debate. >> sure. she's a political person doing the best she can. she will be defeated. this is not what our country
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needs. if we have four years of hillary clinton, our country will go so low, it never will recover. >> what do you think should happen next? >> someone said we should do more debates. i think we've had enough debates. >> we love them. >> anderson got very good ratings. i don't know if it helps me butbut he said we got very good ratings. >> what happens in florida? >> it's going to be a race. i have a very good stake in florida, i have thousands of employees in florida, i love the state, it's my second home. >> there's a bunch of people behind you that want your attention. >> anderson, back to you. >> all right, chris. donald trump, thank you very much. we're waiting to hear shortly from ted cruz, who is going to
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be talking with the candidates. >> ted cruz talking to the republican base saying you better rally around me or you're going to get him and marco rubio restoring his reputation as a young upcoming leader in the party who talks generationally. is that enough to win florida? who knows. >> gloria borger. >> i think the argument that has resonance trump made over and over again tonight is i know the system and i'm the only one who can fix it because i was a part of it. i was an insider and now i'm an outsider. that was a key message we heard
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over and over again. it clearly is something he knows is working for him. i also wondered for him who is this guy? this guy on the stage tonight was very different. and it's clear that someone's gotten to him and said, okay, you need to start acting presidential and the questions were substantive and he responded that way as did the other candidate. >> he may also feel a left of confidence that he doesn't need to directly even engage. he can kind of let them try to swat them and he'll stick with his lines. >> cruz was engaging most directly. >> read his book "the art of the deal." he bullies people and walks away and walks away. now who is the shaking hand moment. >> donald trump thinks he's got this thing won, the status quo is satisfactory to him and he hopes this is the way it ends.
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dare i see he was deliberately low energy. i have to say among the four of them, i thought the individual who had the best night, i don't know that it matters much is marco rubio. i agree with john, he's playing with legacy, not victory. if he ekes out a victory in florida, it does upset donald trump's trajectory to 1,237. >> and marco rubio focusing on florida as much as possible, the story about the man in florida who sits outside with the sign for rubio. >> marco rubio was playing it very safe tonight. he's in legacy mode for the most point. yes, donald trump was low energy. what happens to his supporters when he's not provocative anymore? this is what they love about him. what happens if donald trump becomes boring? >> there's always tomorrow. >> that's right. >> i don't need to campaign anyone? meanwhile ted cruz was using every question to turn it and and say look at me and donald trump, how they're different and he's just like hillary clinton and i'm the only one that can
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beat them both. >> it was interesting to hear marco rubio saying the numbers don't add up, which certainly the moderators were pointing out. i don't know how effective that really was and it may be too little too late. >> yeah, i think it is. i think we've reached that point. what he's doing here is, as they say in baseball, batting clean-up. he talked about the supreme court. he sounded like ted cruz. he also said, quote unquote, i like ted. the whole tone was different. he specifically said, you know, independent not c i'm not condoning violence at the rallies, et cetera. he went out of his way to say different -- not different. >> it was interesting when jake tapper followed up about the violence at rallies with specific things that donald trump have they'd that some would argue incites or encourages it or gives license to it. he switched the topic to supporting police and the importance of being respectful
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of police and supporting police. i ia -- >> yeah, he totally ignored that question. it's fascinating a day after a trump supporter punches a protester at one of his rallies, he at the end of this debate calls for unity. just amazing. and you saw the other candidates playing to this unspoken new rule where they're going to be polite. there was a moment where marco rubio was talking about donald trump's position on israel. and he said, "i don't think this is what you intended, donald, but here's what this sounds --." i mean, that is -- it doesn't get any nicer than that. >> we're a long way from small hands. >> so clearly they've all decided, they all agree that after the detroit debate debacle, they need -- it's better for all of them and the party and, you know, the entire election to take a more grown-up tone.
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>> that's the moment, though. jeffrey said we're at this point. nobody knows if we're at that point. we could be at that point but we're not going to know that until midnight tuesday and they all know that. if rubio wins florida and kasich wins ohio, we're in a new world and then we might be going to an o open convention. they don't know that. they know the gop broadly. all of them took a beating after the last couple of debates. they wanted a let's restore the brand, then we'll decide if we have to go back to the gutter again. >> and trump said the person ahead as you head to the convention ought to be the person who gets the nomination. >> tonight to warm up the crowd before your cameras were turned on, reince priebus came out and did his standard speech. the first thing he said is i want to assure this crowd we are 100% behind whoever emerges. >> let's go to wolf blitzer.
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>> thanks, anderson. senator cruz, thanks for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> much more respectful, much more peaceful. no interrupting tonight. what happened? >> i thought we had a great debate tonight. i was glad to see there wasn't the personal insults and attacks that have been at the previous debates. i think voters are at a point where they're making serious decisions and they want to see real contrast between the candidates, contrast in terms of policy, contrast in terms of vision, in terms of solutions. and i think tonight gave those contrasts. >> were will sort of instructions going in, don't interrupt each other, don't get into fights, be much more respectful, let the other guy make his point and you'll have a chance? >> the last couple of debates where candidates were really getting nasty and getting into each other's body sparparts thad no business on the debate stage. i think frankly everyone got weary of it. i was glad to see instead of
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talking about the insult of the day, we were talking about foreign policy, talking about economic policy, talking about the things we should be talking about. >> what's biggest issues that emerged tonight that differentiates you from donald trump? >> i think we heard donald say a number of times that nobody knows the system than he does. he's right. he is the system, he is washington, he is big business. my focus is on the little the guy. my focus is on small businesses. my focus is on the single moms and the student and the steel workers and the people who are getting hammered right now. it was really striking in the whole back and forth, donald talked all the time about how he would cut deals, he would abuse the immigration laws and hire people illegally or bring in foreign workers because it helped him, talked about supporting the liberal democrats and establishment because it helped him and helped big business. i think what people are looking for is someone that stand with
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people against washington and fights for jobs and economic growth. >> you heard him announce that donald trump ben carson will endorse him tomorrow morning. were you trying to get his endorsement? >> ben carson is someone i like and respect, he's a very good man. i congratulate donald on getting that support. this is now an election being decided by the voters. the last couple of days i was very pleased to get the support of carly fiorina and senator mike lee and mark levin, all in the last 24 hours have endorsed our campaign. and so as it is becoming more and more a two-man race and i think for the voters, for anyone who has a path to the nomination, if is effectively a two-man race, it's going to be the voters who decide. >> on the issue of destroying isis, you heard donald trump say he's open to send 20,000 troops to kill isis. are you ready to send 20,000 troops in there to destroy isis? >> we should do whatever is needed to destroy isis, but
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there are a lot of tools we haven't used. we haven't used overwhelming air power and haven't armed the kurds. boots on the ground are the last steps but that needs to be driven by the military expertise, not by politicians trying to act tough or not. >> if the military says you seasoned 20,000 groups, air power alone won't do it, will you send those troops in? >> absolutely yes, but here are the principles we follow. if we need to use military force, we should use overwhelming force, kill the enemy and then get the heck out. we shouldn't be staying for decades and trying to turn iraq into switzerland. >> i want you to clarify one comment you made that's generating a lot of commotion out there, you told this to david brody of the christian broadcasting network.
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you said donald trump does well with voters who have relatively low information. a lot of those voters out there think that is an insult. what did you mean by at that? >> maybe i should have used a different term. donald brags about that he loves the poorly educated and talks about he could go out on fifth avenue and shoot someone and it couldn't lose him any support. the people supporting donald are angry at corruption, angry the politicians supporting the big money interests over the interests of men and women in the country. when they learn more about donald's record, they discover he's been doing everything he's been doing about, donald is the system. the state of louisiana is a good example. donald won the early vote in louisiana. but as we did a better job of communicates donald's record and my record, we won on election
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day with those same voters because they realize if you want someone to take on washington, you got to ask who has taken on washington and i've done that over and over again. donald has never once shown the courage to take on the special interest. the people supporting him when they discover that, they don't end up staying and supporting him. >> are you going to win any of these five states on tuesday? >> i hope so. we're seeing republicans uniting behind our campaign, those who doesn't want to see donald as the nominee. if we nominate donald, hillary clinton wins we are welcoming others to our team and it's one one reason we've had eight victories and we hope we'll have
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more. >> thank you very much. anderson, back to you. >> we'll head back to our panel to spin room where candidates are starting to filter in after the debate. i want to play one of the important moments in the last debate that we just saw. donald trump asked about the convention, about basically what will happen, about it being in his opinion a two-person race heading toward the convention. let's watch. >> first of all, i think i'm going to have the delegates, okay? i think. let's see what happens. but if somebody doesn't have the delegates and i guess there's two of us here that can and two of us that cannot at this moment, but -- no, by the way, that is not meant to be a criticism. that's just a mathematical fact, okay? if two of us get up there, i would say this -- if marco, if the governor, if ted had more votes than me in the form of delegates, i think whoever gets to the top position as opposed to solving that artificial
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number that was set by somebody, which is a very random number, i think that whoever gets the most delegates should win. that's what i think. >> if there are only two of us that have a path to winning the nomination, donald and myself. at this point i have roughly 360 delegate, he has about 100 more than i have. we have at this point beaten donald in eight separate states all over the country, geographically from maine to alaska, kansas to texas, all over this country we have beaten him. and so for the people at home, if you're one of the 65%, 70% of republicans who recognizes that if we nominate donald trump, hillary wins. if you recognize that, then i want to invite you if you've supported other candidates, come and join us. >> i listen and i watch ted on television when he speaks and he's always saying i'm the only one that beat doesn't in six
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contests, but i beat him in 13 contests. he never mentions that. >> just one of the moments. i mean, clearly donald trump -- go ahead. >> smart on his part because if it goes to a convention and someone doesn't have 1,237, he's not the one coming out with the endorsement of the party with the nomination. so he's conceded absolutely nothing and appeared fair all at the same time. >> you know, smart of cruz tonight also in wolf's interview because he just wants to make this a two-man race period. he's not paying attention to anybody else on that stage. for cruz and rubio, who were battling it out for such a long time, it was as if rubio did not exist for ted cruz on that stage tonight. he only had eyes for donald trump. if he's talking to the stop trump movement saying you need to coalesce around me and he's telling donald trump i'm not going away any time soon and
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it's clear trump gets that. >> he's right. ted cruz has a powerful argument to make it's a two-man race. trump has his delegates, cruz is about a hundred back. we have five states on tuesday. where is ted cruz going to win? not florida, not ohio. missouri, north carolina or illinois? if he doesn't, let's say if trump runs the board, game over conversations are going to start. if rubio wins and kasich wins or one of them wins and cruz wins nothing, he will still be second in the delegates but he will just have gotten spanked in some pretty big important states and have no cruz wins in the places where evangelical and tea party voters are. >> the question is did marco rubio do enough on the stage tonight to reverse the collapse we have seen from him. we're going to be speaking to
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>> donald deserves criticism on all the other issues, trump university and all that but on the personal stuff, i regret that and i'll never do that
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again. i don't think it was a good reflection of my faith and what it teaches me and it's not the kind of candidate i need to be. my kids and my wife were not happy with it either. >> what did they say to you? >> they were embarrassed by it. >> whose idea was it? >> i'm not going back into that gutter again. from now on, our campaign is going to be what it was always going to be. >> this was an important, substantive debate on the critically most important issues. all of us were pleased by that. what was the biggest issue from your perspective that makes you more qualified than the three others? >> on the issue of social security, donald's numbers don't add up. you can't say i'm going to save social security by going against
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fraud and foreign aid. you need to have an answer to that question. the people will make mince meat out of you if you don't. i thought that was a real moment i hope voters will focus in on. >> do you think he's qualified, donald trump, to be commander in chief? >> i don't believe he is at this moment. anyone can learn and change over time. i don't think he's qualified on day one. on the issues of foreign policy, he's talking about a deal with cuba as it if it's a real estate they're going to sue us on or israel, i don't think he realizes his response is anti-israel. if we pressure israel, it weakens them in the region and emboldens their enemies. i think it evidenced a true lack of foreign policy understanding and votes are should care about that a lot. you can always reverse domestic
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policy but if you make a mistake in foreign policy, the consequences are grave. a growing number of voters recognize there are people that like kasich and ted cruz. even people that like ted cruz or john kasich, if you vote for them in florida, you're voting donald trump. the majority of floridians do not want trump to be our nominee. i'm saying vote strategically on that. a vote for john kasich or ted cruz, a vote for them in florida will be a vote for donald trump. >> john kasich says if he loses ohio, he's out of this race. if you lose florida, will you be out of the race? >> i believe the winner of the florida primary will be the republican nominee and i'm in the race to be the nominee. i intend to win florida and
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we'll make decisions after that. we have great teams in utah and arizona. we're going to win florida. it's going to be tough, close, a lot of hard work. but this state believed in me five years ago and i'm asking them to believe in me again and we'll turn this country around. >> senator, thank you, you have a beautiful state here. >> it sure is. >> and sunlen serfaty is here with us and she's talking to john kasich. >> it's just worked out, i think, in a more positive way than the back and forth and the
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negative. >> reporter: you needed a breakout moment. do you think you made that happen? >> nobody looks at these debates as some do-or-die kind of thing. i think we did really well and we're going to win ohio and we're rising across the country and everything is working in the right direction. i think those comments are just hyperbole who get paid to speak a lot on the air. i didn't have to have any breakout moment. every time we have a debates, it's got to be a breakout moment. i'm doing well and it's exciting. >> what happens next? >> half the delegates are yet to be selected period. half of them. and by the time we get to the convention and by the time we leave, i'll have enough delegates to be the nominee of the republican party. why? experience, record, vision and the ability to articulate all that and understand people's challenges and help them to
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overcome them. >> reporter: if you don't win ohio, i know you predicted you will win ohio but if you do not, have you given serious thought of what comes next? >> i'm going to win ohio so there's no reason to give it serious thought. >> how pivotal is it to your campaign? >> it's absolutely critical. we're rising every where, getting good crowds, people are endorsing. it's been really, really great. it's been happen being the last couple of weeks and i'm finally starting to get time on the debate stage. i don't have to fight for every second that i get and it's working out great. >> you met with governor jeb bush. tell me about that meeting. >> we had a nice conversation. we talked about golf and his family and -- >> did you ask for his endorsement. >> i'm not going to get into that. we had a nice meeting. that's all i'm saying. >> will you inevitably asked
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about varietyi iviez -- vice presidential -- >> you're too negative tonight. the fact of the matter is we're doing fine. i'm going to win ohio, it going on a whole new ball game, and we'll be traveling all across the country. >> thank you, governor. big predictions from him there, anderson. back to you. >> sunlen, thanks very much for that. john king, it was very interesting to hear marco rubio saying he wouldn't drop out if he didn't win florida but he said the person who wins florida will be the republican nomination. >> we'll see if he takes it back monday morning if he doesn't win florida. implicit in what he was saying is if i win i'm the nominee, if donald trump wins, he's the
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nominee. every once in a while politic n politicians ask to revise and extend. if donald trump wins here or wins four of the five, the never trump math gets really hard. if donald trump has a big delegate lead and sweeps the board on tuesday, he'll be close to 700 delegates, if he runs it up on tuesday. then in a one-on-one race, they're not all winner take all. there will be some people saying we need a third or fourth candidate. if you just lost your home state and you're third and fourth and way behind in the delegate chase, pride and smarts probably tells you to pack it in and go home and prepare for the next chapter. but there might be some pressure on these guys to please stay in. i suspect they'll say no but we'll see. >> but to hear marco rubio say even if you like ted cruz or
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john kasich, don't vote for them this time because that's a vote for donald trump. vote for me and i'll keep it all going. >> he was basically saying for people you're voting for trump if you do that. >> it's an interesting argument he's making. >> well, it's his last argument. >> or his only argument. >> it's the last best argument that he has and he just made it. i thought he had a great debate tonight. he said i don't believe in political correctness, i believe in being correct. that was a great line for him. and he's substantive. i think all of the folks on the stage decided finally after you saw candidate after candidate drop trying to attack donald trump that it really -- it's about time to give it up because it was only hurting them. and even when donald trump said and i circled it and wrote it
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that he used the h1-b ve visa f workers, i use it and i shouldn't be allowed to use it and nobody jumped down his throat. >> they're not necessarily voting for the candidate of their choice -- >> strategic voting, i don't think it ever works. if you're trying to get voters to buy into this convoluted process, you are losing. >> let's go back to wolf, who has the moderators from tonight. wolf? >> thanks very much. the moderator jake tapper is with us along with questioner hugh hewitt and dana bash. they didn't interrupt each other. i think they listened to your
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warning when you said don't talk over each other. what happened? how come they were so, quote, nice? >> clearly they were afraid of me, clearly they were terrified. >> why do you think i'm sitting on this side? >> they knew i would bring down the hammer. i think we're at a point in the presidential race99l where the candidates realize after the fox news debate where they were comparing the sides of their manhoods and such and interrupting each other quite a bit that perhaps what they were doing on the stage was not good for the republican party or good for themselves as presidential candidates or nominees. i think all of them came ready for a more substantive debate. we brought up areas of disagreement around there were areas where they were criticizing each other but they were generally more civil. as a general note, we came wanting to get into some issues and talk about some of the substantive issues that the american people want to us ask
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about. >> and you really did. were you surprised that they were so polite? what were you expecting in other words? >> i didn't know what to expect. you know this, when we prepare for these debate, we do mock debates with our amazing cnn political team playing the roles of different candidates and going through all the questions figuring out what works and what doesn't work. we mocked -- every mock debate we had the candidates were much more energetic, let's say. and they were much more substantive and civil than we prepared for, which was nice, which was a pleasant surprise. >> donald trump did not back away from the comments he made about islam to anderson cooper. i thought he might revise them a little bit but he did not seem to. >> he did not seem to. >> he didn't at all. >> no, he doubled down if anything. and there was some applause for him here. the other three republican candidates disagreed with him
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and embasxpressed their strong disagreement. >> dana, you talked to all of the candidates about social security, especially here in florida where it is important to the people who live in florida. it was a very substantive discussion. your thoughts. >> there were big differences, especially between donald trump and marco rubio, for example, on whether or not benefits need to be cut and whether or not the retirement age needs to be raised. even though in the past donald trump has said the retirement age should go up to 70, he wrote that in his book in 2000, he doesn't anymore. those are substantive differences. that's a great example of they got it. they saw the reaction to the last couple of times they've been together on the stage and, as you said, it n's not just on the party, it clearly did not reflect well on people like marco rubio and to a lesser
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extent ted cruz. they were not in agreement. they were definitely disagreeing but they were doing so in a way that kind of allowed their positions to get out there and not be lost in the yelling and screaming and interrupting each other. >> hugh, you had a discussion on donald trump's very controversial comment he wants to be neutral in order to achieve an israeli palestinian peace agreement. you heard the other three candidates go after him on that. >> taylor force came up, an american graduate of west point who was murdered in tel aviv on money. that sparked a conversation among the candidates. i'm not a cnn'er, the amount of preparation that's gone into these debates, your political team is extraordinarily fair and well prepared and it showed tonight in the depth of the
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question, the backup, no one challenged a fact. they did not want to come in for a food fight, they wanted that. every one of them have said thank you for a substantive discussion. and i bet you tim russert is smiling because of dana's conversation about social security and i think it's a model of how a little bit more time, 75 seconds, i think made a huge difference here to the candidate so they were not in fact rushing. and actually a couple of them added a couple of things going forward. i don't have any idea who won. it the best seat and the house and the worst seat in the house to judge. >> you're in such a bubble, you have no idea how it's going, how it being received. >> i think it's being received very, very well. it was an excellent debate, very substantive. you're a conservative radio talk show host. how are your colleagues going to reability to this debate? >> very well. i think they'll go right into the depths of the distinctions
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talked about. on global warming where it was follow up to common core where jake pressed on that and there were disagreements among them. conservatives who don't know who they're going to vote for can actually watch this debate and make a decision. amen! >> can i just say one thing? i was you on the debate stage two weeks ago when marco rubio surprised all of us by going, you know, pretty bonkers on donald trump two weeks ago. but he continued to do that after the debate. it was full force, not just on substance but of course with some pretty personal attacks to say the least, and the way that he went off brand because he was the optimistic candidate, the policy candidate, the i'm not going to get into this personal attack situation candidate so much and the way that he has gone all the way kind of back
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full circle in just two weeks. because it didn't work. it did not work because he wasn't being true to the kind of candidate he has been and the way people perceived him. and so he didn't do well last election day and he didn't get any delegates and the time before that. it just shows how candidates when they try to be somebody that they're not, it doesn't always work. >> i think that marco rubio helped himself in florida tonight, john kasich helped himself in ohio, ted cruz helped himself and donald trump helped himself. i don't know who won. >> probably all four of them emerged relatively happy. >> they were happy about a substantive debate and one that had a civil tone. i think they were. now, they should be thanking themselves to a degree because they're the ones that brought
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the civil tone. >> you did an excellent job. all of you did an excellent job. >> you did an excellent, excellent job. >> a double excellent from wolf. that's high praise indeed. just ahead, we're going to check in not only with our panelist here, we'll check in with randi kaye who watched the debate with a group of voters. that's ahead. if time is infinite, why is ta john deere 1 family tractor can give you more time for what you love.
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sounds like my ride's ready. don't get stuck on hold. reach an expert fast. comcast business. built for business. we are back after a debate at the university of miami. there was light on march madness and heavy on southern civility. donald trump with the call for republican unity. >> first of all, ted was in favor of amnesty so there's no question about that. and sheriff joe arpai recently endorsed me and there's nobody tougher on the border than sheriff joe. and jeff sessions, an incredible man also endorsed me. there's nobody than knows more about the borders than senator jeff sessions.
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i would say this, we're all in this together, we're going to come up with solutions and find the answers to things and so far i cannot believe how civil it's been up here. >> it was interesting, we talked about how he basically batted away any kind of semi attack anyone made on him but he sort of batted it away and stuck to -- he could have gone into depth on that or maybe he couldn't have but he chose not to and just talked about his endorsements and just moved forward. >> you can tell if you've been covering him for a long time, you can tell he wanted to. but a really interesting moment, sometimes they're not always captured on camera. during one of our last breaks tonight, donald trump swept through the spin room we're in. he and i have known each other
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for a long time and needless to say is not pleased with a lot of the things i've been saying of his campaign and he came up and shook me my hand and said, "did you like that, it was time." i think he's really pleased with his performance, his ability to show that presidential tone. >> it's very easy to be m magnanimous once you're in the lead and everyone is running after you. >> once the politicians have knocked the living stuffing out of the other guys, then they say, hey, why don't you come on over and we'll have a drink and talk. >> it's literally from "the art of the deal." >> it's trademark of "the art of the deal," you make demands and back off and when you're ready to make the deal, you have to shake hands and make friends.
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but a lot of people don't like him. we're in the early or middle chapter. if he has a good day on tuesday, the math is in his favor. the republicans are trying to stop him. there are governors across the country who are now saying should i get on board? especially house members. in your district, if donald trump is winning your district, why don't you want to get on board with donald trump? it does not hurt you at home. he understands this debate, should we pour money in, hold people back from endorsing him? he saying i'm on your side, this is great, we're winning, we're going to unite the country and beat hillary clinton. >> and his final statement wasn't selling himself. he was essentially saying millions of people, which is an arguable fact at this point in the primary, you can argue over the numbers, however many it is, he's saying millions new people are coming in, it's an amazing time for the party, embrace it.
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>> here's the thing. he keeps saying he wants to be the unifier. he realizes to date people have been unifying against him. when you have lindsay graham saying nice things about ted cruz to stop donald trump, it's a big problem for trump. he wants points to being nice. he wants to show people i can control my temper. i don't think it's going to last but that's what he's trying to do right now. >> it tells you how much he dominates the tone of these day p debates. because once donald trump made the decision not to attack, nobody else did. >> he should have pulled in the comment he made to you about islam. i was really surprised about that. >> we'll have much more on our key moments tonight. we have a viewer gathering in
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