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it raise rates and hurts the clinton candidacy. maria: because it will hurt the economy. >> it will do the boom that michael was referencing. maria: good to see you. let's go to stuart and "varney & company." over to you. stuart: i'll take it, thank you very much indeed. look at it today, trump has momentum and the democrats hopelessly split and a merger proposal that the greens will hate. know the a bad way to start the week, i'd say. good morning, everyone, trump is going up in the polls. in head to head matchup, hillary's lead has evaporated, a statistical tie with trump gaining momentum. and it's bernie versus debby wasserman-schultz and bernie versus hillary. it's not over and they are miles apart. via makes a 62 million dollar bid for monsanto.
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a get together would create the world's largest agricultural supplier. the greens are, oh, the end of the world. there is not, but austria goes anti-muslim riots and the they poke china's eye in vietnam. "varney & company" is about to begin. ♪ let's be clear. we like drama, but we're not going to see much drama on the markets this monday morning. stocks are going to open pretty flat. the dow, remember, about 800 points from the record close. ail, still hanging around, 47 and $48 a barrel, but the bank of america is going to $25 a barrel. it will not happen today, but that's what they expect in the future. i like to see the price of gasoline. i don't like this. it keeps going up. 228 the national average.
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it's a low of 169 on february the 15th. so we're almost 60 cents a gallon above that in a mere three months. more on that. outrage. stuart: did you say outrage? it's costing me $30 to fill up the van, it was 20. >> the scooby van, huh? >> let's get what's happening this hour. donald trump holding a closed door meeting-- >> a scooby van. stuart: he's holding a closed door meeting with senator bob corker at trump tower, a few yards from heard. senator corker considered to be one of the top contenters for trump's vice-president. we've got two polls, both show donald trump with momentum. ashley give me the post. ashley: abc-washington post, he's in the lead, statistically a dead heat and both with an unfavorable rating 57%.
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they're tied in unfavorable. stuart: what about the wall street journal poll. ashley: hillary clinton slightly ahead 46 to 43. and that's the first time she's fallen below 50% in this poll. she was up 11% in april. and again, it's a statistical dead heat. and there the unfavorable 58%, and clinton at 54%. stuart: now, hillary clinton says, she said this quite forcefully. she doesn't worry about the polls you just told. listen to this. >> polls this far out mean nothing, they certainly mean nothing to me if people go back and look, they mean nothing in terms of analyzing what's going to happen. stuart: okay, then there's this. bernie sanders endorses debby wasserman-schultz opponent in an election in november. and bernie supports her
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opponent. all right. so tammy bruce is here. this fighting, this schism among democrats, i don't see how you fix this. i don't see how you get unity out of this. >> yeah, and it's been going on for a long time. we haven't heard of it. if it was republicans, it would have been on the front pages forever. in this case, bernie sanders is trying to take over the party. and debby wasserman-schultz hasn't been liked in the party, she was a co-chair in 2000 y you-- 2008, she then started calling obama's campaign, i'm here to help you. and she's right to be removed. this happens in the summer in election. if brny sanders' guy takes over the democratic party in the summer is changes everything. it could be the death nell of the democratic party itself. no one will miss debby, but it
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will be-- debby downer, i mean, enough with the debby downer. it will be interesting to see what happens and poor hillary, she got really betrayed by her last time and it looks like she might be a problem this time, too. stuart: monday, may 23rd, from the lips of tammy bruce, this is the death nell of the democratic party. >> if a challenger wins and take over the party and this is his new maneuver. stuart: you mean the challenger, bernie? >> no, no, he's endorsed the challenger to debby wasserman-schultz, it means he takes over the party. oh, it's going to be fun. this is going to be the most fun season for conservatives ever, i pledge. stuart: really? that's a fine way to start a monday morning, tammy, way to go. >> i'm ready. stuart: totally changing the subject, we're going to europe, we'll look at what's happening. demonstrators gathering in rome to protest immigration policies and what they describe the
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invasion of italy by may-- migrants. this is anti-muslim, but they have to be careful because of hate speech laws over there. and a candidate could win with the anti-immigration freedom party. he's promoted gun ownership as a way to keep austrians safe amid this refugee migrant crisis. ambassador john boulton with us this morning. it's a backlash and a half in europe and i don't think you can put a cap on it. >> i think it reflects not only the concern about uncontrolled immigration from north africa and the middle east, i think it reflects a lot of broader concerns as well. obviously, in the case of italy, you're facing the start of the summer sailing season across from libya, which is in complete chaos. in austria, they've seen immigration, really, out of control. but what is significant is that i think it also reflects a
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broader feeling that governments have failed to function, the european union has failed a function and in austria, for instance, this run-off, whoever wins is between two people, neither of whom are from the traditional ruling parties, which finished third, and fourth, in the first round of presidential voting and needless to say, we should add, the upcoming british referendum on exiting the european union on june 23rd. there's enormous dissatisfaction across europe, a lot of it is certainly tied to the migrant crisis, but a lot of it reflecting dissatisfaction with basic political institutions. stuart: i think that europe is sliding into chaos. i think it's big news over here. before we go, mr. ambassador, president obama is in vietnam as you know. america will supply weapons to vietnam. my interpretation of that is, the president is actually indirectly taking a poke at china. what say you?
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>> no, i think that's right. look, he's concerned, not enough, actually, but he's concerned about china's actions in the south china sea. i think the reason for the trip to vietnam was more of his historical revisionism tour, but let's never forget what famous british prime minister tomorr tomorrow-- tommerson said we have no eternal allies, no eternal enemies, and what we see in south china sea, freedom of navigation which the chinese are challenging. beefing up vietnam's capabilities, a good thing for the united states. stuart: and i thought you were going to say this is the apology tour, but you came through for us, that's interesting. last word. ten seconds, you got it, go. >> what the apology tour i'm afraid is going to start in japan when he visits hiroshima.
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stuart: over the memorial day weekend, let's not forget. we've got what could be a huge agricultural deal. a 62 billion dollars cash bid to take over monsanto. monsanto is an american company, it's all about seeds and germany's company wants a piece of that. and the pest resistent chemicals. and monsanto's stock is going to pop up, but both of these companies, ash, are wildly unpopular with the greenies. ashley: it's all about genetically modified organisms, gmo's, and modifying the crops to make them resistent to pests. environmentalists say because of that we've seen an explosion of superweeds which is an unfortunately, they say,
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byproduct of genetically modifying the crop. in order to get rid of the superweeds they have to use stronger chemicals in turn contaminating the gro under water and killing the animals and this is an evil plan by the big-- >> corporate control of the agricultural business, they don't like it liz: they're saying there's an effect on the human body. we know that 50 countries now, japan and france included, requires disclosure on food labels of gmo. chipotle, most of the food has corn in it which is gmo. stuart: and poor old chipotle. >> leave it to the greenies. i'm not a greeny-- greenie, and i agree this is a problem. and eating something-- >> have you had a coffee lately? that's a genetically modified. >> if it's natural. stuart: an apple a day keeps
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the doctor away. egyptair is sending a submarine to search for the voice and data recorders from the flight? >> there's a report of pings being reported. what's frustrating are the reports out of chance ap egypt. egypt denied everything that's come out. french aviation soldiers claim that the pilot did talk to air traffic contollers and told them about the fire and smoke and was descending in an effort to try and get a handle on the fire. egyptair says, absolutely not true. the pilot wasn't heard from, you know, once the incident over egyptian air space. fire alarms went off in a bedroom behind the pilots, and there was a fire under the pilots, and they were too hot. clearly there was some kind of fire.
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and that could have led to the chaos. stuart: so the word terrorism has taken a back seat? >> it's come back a bit. we'll open down a little bit maybe what, 10, 15 points. there will be navel gazing about the federal reserve, several governors will be making speeches. heaven knows how that will move the market, probably will. we're following a twist in the iran nuke deal, helping to sell to the american public, giving to npr to help report on the deal. judge napolitano is next on that. and hollywood climate crusade er flu 8,000 miles to collect an award on environmentalism. how is that carbon footprint, leo? zika virus, mosquitos who can carry it could be here next month. not good news. dr. marc siegel later this
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>> and now, i've got breaking news on sumner redstone and the competency lawsuit. what's the latest? >> this comes from what happened offer the weekend, there's a trust of seven people set up to manage sumner redstone's interest, viacom and cvs. they were told they were off the trust. we're talking about the director george abrams and doorman. and they've turned around, doorman on behalf of abrams saying you can't do this, and this is sherry redstone's daughter, attempting to illegal hijack her father's well-established estate plan and this continues liz: a fight really. ashley: the trust was set up in case he was mentally incapacitated or his death. stuart: incapacitated or not and-- >> sumner redstone wants them out. they want to stay.
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stuart: let's see the stock when it opens. a group that helped the white house sign the nuke deal gave npr, national public radio $100,000 to help report on the deal. all rise, judge napolitano is here. i think i've got the story right. i don't see anything illegal here, but it ought to see the light of day. >> agreed. absolutely nothing wrong with giving money to npr, it's a governor-owned corporation, but it accepts contributions. you're not purchasing a shareholder's stake, but there would be nothing different between this and somebody buying shares in nbc universal because they like the message that nbc universal is delivering. stuart: so the i am policewom-- so the implication is that they liked npr and gave them-- . why would anybody give them a
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nickel if they doesn't like what they reported. stuart: i'd like to hear about that. >> they claim to be middle of the road? they're about as far from the middle of the road as one could imagine. stuart: i heard a commencement speech by npr people who are on the air and they claimed middle of the road. >> we see them differently than they see themselves. but big picture, this is-- how did this come out? this came out of the same new york times article in which ben rhodes acknowledged what i told the congress and what i told the american people was a lie. we lied because it was necessary to dull the irrational fears the congressmen had about the iranian mullahs, and once we would get them into a false sense of security, they would go along with the president's deal. it's the same mentality as ends justifies the means as long as we get it signed. stuart: it amounts to buying a certain type of coverage of your issue.
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you want the iran nuke deal to go through so this group gives $100,000 to npr. >> i would like to know where this group's money came from. i respect the liberties of the group not to reveal who the donors are. stuart: as long as it can see the light of day and you and i can report and tell people what we found, i like to know the truth and get into this. >> we have our friends at the new york times perhaps in a moment of guilt on the part of rhodes, to thank now knowing the truth. stuart: are we seeing you at 11:00? >> i think that the supreme court could have some news for us. don't know which ones, but some decisions to come down between 10:00 and 10:30 eastern. stuart: you're our guy on that. thank you. donald trump faces questions from 500 evangelicals. they're going to quiz him on faith and values. we'll deal with that shortly.
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next, hollywood hypocrisy at its finest. leonardo dicaprio flies 8,000 miles to cannes in france and back to collect an award for environment environmentalist. as we said, giant carbon food print, leo. footprint. if a denture were to be put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes, killing 99.99% of odor causing bacteria. for a cleaner, fresher, brighter denture every day.
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>> well, we've got the price of oil down about a dollar this morning. nearly 2%. there's some concern about the supply side disruptions are subsiding, if i can put it like that. we're down 90 cents. look at fiat chrysler. german regulators suspect that the company, fiat, used illegal software to cheat on emissions tests. maybe a bit like volkswagen? the stock is down. then we have this, leonardo dicaprio honored in new york for environmental work. and look at this, he flew from france to new york and back, 8,000 miles round trip on a private jet. now that's, i don't want to be silly and facetious, but that's a carbon footprint and a half and he gets an environmental award. >> there's role models here. remember the paris global warming summit. 50,000 people flying to paris for obama, his trip there,
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generated more co 2 than driving 72 cars for a year or running 31 u.s. homes for a year. they partied, they had a great time, but instead of having, you know, a go to meeting video cast, they all had to go to paris and party. so what hollywood looks at and the individuals look at it hypocrisy of other people. and we make sacrifices, people watching this program you invest and sacrifice and for these people they don't believe in it. it's hypocrisy and our moral betters and the world-- >> take the plank out of your own eyes. the idea is he's flying around for an environmental award. stuart: the plank out of your eyes, and which book liz: you tell me. stuart: and i bet you some of the viewers are looking it up. >> tweet us. stuart: what?
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>> tweet us, the look. stuart: monsanto, a stock to watch. bayer making a $62 billion all cash bid to buy them. the greenies not going to like this one. the opening bell is moments away. last check of futures, looks like we'll open i'm going to say pretty flat. see what your money is doing for you moments from now.
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>> all right monday 5, is seconds to go and start trading on wreaths. where are we going today? i'll tell you right now it's 9:30 up we go. we're going to be pretty flat and that's a fact. 17.5 that's where we are this morning. not much change in the very early going this monday. all right, i've got a huge agricultural deal potential deal to tell you about. byer has made a 62 billion all cash bid for monsanto stock to watch of the day up that's about 7%. winning right from ohming bell ashley webster is here. liz is here. scott too and keith fitzgerald. scott you're a farmer now byer monsanto deal it's not done yet but you're a farmer.
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greeners will hate it, am i right? >> yeah. if you talk to a farmer, a technological food company and they charge technology fees for their fees so they're not well liked in the agricultural community at all. interesting to see if this takes place at all and how it goes after that. like i said they don't have a very good name in that community. >> but they are very profitable in that biotech include engineering very profitable. i think bye or wants a piece of that action. would you buy byer because they're taking a piece or they're taking a very profitable company? >> well i think both companies are great investment opportunity for anybody with a right perspective to scott's point they're not well like but most profitable are not well liked so i think it's a good deal and typical. low capital cost environment before the fed moves. >> am i going too far if i say
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two companies together will feed the world or help feed the world? what do you say? >> no, i don't think you're going too far if it actually does take place. we'll wait and see, but you know monsanto has a very, very strong is hand and bully is not the right word but that he do well and that's why they're not well liked but at the end of the day it's an odd marriage. >> the odd couple i guess. cheap oil that is as and come all the way down taking a big toll on saudi arabia of all people pay their creditors with i.e. you bank of america says saudi financial trouble could leave oil or bring oil all the way down to $25 a barrel. scott, what's had all this about? >> you know that feeds into the story of lower for longer like interest rates behind me. you know, let's not forget they floated a bond let's not forget they're selling off, you know, percentage. so this on top of all of those things starts to paint you a
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little bit of a picture about what's going on over there. so i say it's getting dice that's why i think the risk for lower oil is better than high or oil. >> fascinating a lot of people if they buy a individual stock it is in 405 big name technology and high flyers of the past couple of months so we're going to give you the big names that you've been buying into and see how they're coming off their high, and start with mcdonald's we follow it closely. it was 131 on may the 10th it is flat this morning 122. facebook that hit a high of 121 on may the 11th. this morning it's 117. down from the high but not that much. amazon hit 722, may the is it 12th this morning back up to 704. and look at google, back at 810 a share. that was february the 2nd some time ago now it's $90 lower at the 720 as of this morning.
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so off the highs one of them google way off the high. do you wear one of those fitbit trackers? the accuracy of the fit bit is being questioned and there's a lawsuit about it. nickole please m. >> secured lawyers to do tests to compete against and check into fitbit to see if this thing is accurate when you're jumping climbing that it is accurate. infact, lawyers find on average this 20 beets per inaccurate from a consumer report study that started back in january. but this is not good news ultimately i will say they were secured by the plaintiff that brings in an element of potential bias, but overall nothing has been settled. nothing has been finalized but the findings thus far is that the accuracy now is being questioned in a lawsuit. and fitbit doesn't want that pir. they have enough issues with stocks down 50% this year.
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>> that's an issue itself. how about that indeed. fiat chrysler german regulator os suspect that fiat chrysler used illegal soft square to cheat on emissions tests. emac is this like volkswagen? >> now at a three month low. watch this, though, fiat chrysler's italian regulator is saying to the german car regulator back off. we don't see any problem with fiat cars whatsoever. so that's a message from italy to the e.u. become off and dier consequences for volkswagen reported first loss since 1993. 630,000 cars recalled more than 18 billion set aside to handle that cheating scandal. >> down 4% this morning. 6 dollar level. >> say back off but it is our responsibility to regulate our cars we see no problem with fiat cars. >> this is a big spike happening. j within europe union. back to recall ice age check out these big names.
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macy's, kohl's, target, and j.c. penny all of them have taken hits recently so my question to you, keith, would you buy any of them? >> no i wouldn't. i think that retail consumer is still in a lot of trouble. number don't match and earnings are still in decline. retail space, brix and motor space is at serious trouble from invest perspective. >> clean cut there. straight at it. i wouldn't touch within a 10 foot pole but we get the point. then we have anheuser-busch renamed america the condition on the right is what you're be seeing. what's this all about? >> today through presidential election supposed to be patriotic, of course, it is designed to boost sales. the campaign will be called -- you know part of the campaign called america is in your are hands. play on words -- and all 12 ounce o bottle and cans you'll see america. so -- >> you come on to this please,
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bud and that's the stock. they're overall campaign. which is a european company. >> yes. what do you make all of this? keith? >> you know, it's a tough position to be in because from an investment standpoint i don't know if there's a result to this. from a psychological standpoint they're bottling up angst that voterses are feeling. voters are expressing that is our political process. a smart move from a branding perspective. >> argue that political protest to drive anyone to drink maybe that's what had -- [laughter] >> you beat me to it. >> no politics with the beer. >> i heard them laughing about the budweiser camp in america. >> trump rally and says make america taste great again. [laughter] >> taste great, less filling. >> that was.
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yeah. long time since i had a beer. baron saying boeing that stock called fall 15% if sales slow. i keep asking keith, what do you make of this? here's the thing is lower fuel prices is not into maintenance or buying new airplanes. so that's what really is driving this boeing story, and i think that that's probably correct. i've got a friend for example, a pilot in u.s. air force who is flying the same b5 his father flew. so you know, this is going to happen in commercial aviation as well. >> okay. thanks very much. here's a number for you. one-third of corporate cash is held by by five companies apple google, microsoft and orr ical half trillion dollars for those five . nearly 90% of that cash for
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these five companies is cash goafs so we know by google is, you know, with the white house apple too. so you know, the basically democrat leading xans have their cash overseas, that has corporate tax rates implications. >> keith it is republicans like donald trump who want to cut the corporate tax rate to bring some of that money back to america. the question is, would that work? if you slash the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% i think that's trump's number. would a lot of that actually come back to america? it would not because it's been put in place from congress so you can cut the tax rate but until you get rid of the problem of overseas and spending money overseas, and do that in a congressional level it is not going to come back because ceos know they have to be profitable and to do that they have to keep their money outside the united states. >> go ahead, scott -- >> different problem. >> one of the problems --
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and i've been told and learned that a lot of that money that's already over there government accounted for tax and back on it when it comes back in so they can't afford to cut it right now because it is put on taxed because that's another big problem. >> that's a mess and a half. >> that is a mess. cheapest form of stimulus instead of government -- corporate. yeah bring it back in. >> this is not a good sign for the economy. the news is that part-time hiring has stalled. now, what's the reason for that? and what's had the complication? >> basically it's reare recession indicator they hire temp workers and what they're not they lay them off. this reversal started in december. that temp hiring started to slowdown. and temp hiring slowdowns basically prestage the last two recessions. so this is an issue. >> l janet yellen say that economy is strengthening that
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was the word right for uni. foreign born work now is account for nearly 17% of the u.s. labor force. that's the highest level in 20 yearses? >> two decades. last year that number actually went to how many -- 26.3 million. it was 11% back in 1996 so the percentage is going up. it did fall by the way during recession but close to 17%. one study found i thoughts this was interesting that immigrants started half of startup to billion or more. how about that? so they are creating stuff. >> we have worth and value. j like to think so. >> disagree? [laughter] >> i think it's a fantastic mauve and it's very systemic of the immigration that has made this country great. so i love seeing, and the other thing, though, is this points out there's a lot of jobs that native americans not indigenous but native born americans don't want to do. there's a change there and that's one of the reasons why immigrants are being so
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productive. who else would sit at this desk with three straight hours other than poor grant -- [laughter] also next to them for three hours every day. only one. [laughter] >> quickly moving along. [laughter] we are still flat on the big board ever so slightly higher a gain of five points. bottom line this morning this monday, we're at 17,500 on the dow. 00 from a record high. new study. it was that had the fed rat says fed governors quit talking so much. i think i've got the gist this. they keep making sames traders react to. >> that's right. >> and guess who is saying to other fed official stop talking, dow of federal reserve is saying to other federal officials, stop talking. so what's happening here is you're talking so much according to the dow economists that you're causing market volatility and selloff.
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we saw that after the fed minutes last week and saw market take a tumble wednesday and thursday. regain a bit friday. so they're saying please stop talking and words have as much impact as either fed rate hike or cut stop talking. >> i bet scott seconds that. you fed governors be quiet i bet you'd say that. >> and then some. >> 100%. where else in the world. where else in the world would you have a ceo give a message and then middle manager publicly say, everything against it. or maybe a head football coach say this is what we're going to do and not run but pass -- assistant coaches have something to say against it. not anywhere else in the world we don't immediate it. >> by the way, the british vote on june 23rd one month from today on whether or not they're going to leave europe, scott -- i don't believe that federal reserve would raise rates before or even just after that vote. would they? >> i don't think so. but i think that's going to be part of the recession in june
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and like to see some sort of certainty in what that vote is going to be it and if it's going to keep things calm then may maybe lean a little bit that way but a much bigger issue than they want -- >> before the election that's an issue. >> will they raise in september beef -- the election? if they did that would give hillary clinton a huge boost. >> go ahead. >> you talk about the retail ice age and part-time hire and rate increase that doesn't make sense to me. i'm a common sense democrat that's it. >> that was a good last word. >> common common common common - 12 point high or. are you tired of the menu at chipotle you are not the only one. i want this story, nicole. >> menu fatigue a bit complacent these are words that are thrown around describing chipotle's
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menu while other o guys like mcdonald's for example are coming the with garlic fries and special regional items, chipotle hasn't added anything in two decades except tofu in 2014 and people are get bored of even a good menu and might be a problem not even e. coli issue so down 30% in the last year. but they're saying you better hop it u up up a little bit. do a little something with chipotle to get people interested once again and now the talk it t rirks iso maybe on the menu nicole good story thank you verify indeed. i want to move on to trumple and the economy. our guest met with one of the key members of mr. trump's inner circle last week to discuss economic policy. steve moore is with us this morning. steve, you met senator jeff, big trump supporter can you give us
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clarity on what mr. trump's plan for the economy would be? >> hi stuart. well larry kudlow my famous reagan columnist did meet last week an jeff is, you know, very high up in the hierarchy of the trump campaign no question about it. and i can't tell you all of the specific details that we talked about but i will tell you this he reenforce the idea that donald trump is totally committed to this tax cut plan. stuart i know there were these stories all last week that might be you might want to abandon tax cult. just said look this is one was single most important things donald trump wants to do. he also talked about about, you know, bring the the budget down and getting, you know, jeff was the budget committee chairman in the senate for almost four, five years he know it is that budget better than anybody and he said look we're going to work together to bring this budget deficit down and balance the budget for if the first time in 25 years. >> i think that's what a lot of people want to hear some clarity
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on the tax cut from donald trump if he becomes the president. that's what people want to hear about. steve we've got another one for you. lon to what hillary clinton says about mr. trump proposals roll that tape listen in, steve. >> in course of this campaign, we are going to common he has no idea. there's no evidence he has any ideas of making america great as he advertises. he seems to be particularly focused on making himself appear great. >> what do you say to that steve? >> he's focused on making himself great. okay. take it to pieces. go ahead. >> look, first of all donald trump is a successful businessman. i mean, there's no question about it. the most successful businessmen we have in this country and i've been involved in politics for 30 years the idea of someone who knows something about business let's face it, you know, barack obama u knew nothing about business. and never ran a business or worked for a business and hillary clinton has been in the political sphere for last all of her life virtually except when she was a lawyer. so you know, for her to say that
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donald trump doesn't know anything about creating jobs, hillary clinton has not created a job outside the public sector except for campaign stuff. >> she said i'll bring back bill and bill did jobs were created in 1990s under bill clinton. now what do you make of that suggestion? i'll bring bill back? >> if i actually believe that stuart and thought that hillary clinton would -- govern as a mod rest new democrat the way that bill clinton did after he lost that huge election in 1994, you know, i would give serious consideration to hillary clinton because those were growth years for the economy no question about it. once you have that republican congress and bill clinton in office, the economy boomed and you know what happened to the stock market, but hillary is against everything that bill clinton was for. hillary is not for free trade. hillary was not for welfare reform. hillary is not for a balanced budget and bill clinton remember this story, bill clinton was the president who said that era of big government is over.
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remember that? hillary clinton wants to expand everything. her agenda is basically i listen to her economists last week he said, we're going to do three i think this is, double down on obamacare and more infrastructure projects, and we're going to have more social programs. and i'm like how is that any different from what barack obama has done for the last seven years? this is a problem quite frankly for hillary. ask yourself this folks what will hillary clinton do that is any different than what barack obama has done in result of nothing being good for the economy? >> payments last words thank you we'll see you all very soon. check the big board still flat. slightly higher but flat on the day. 175 is where we are. we have a new zika warning. infected mosquitoes could arrive in america as early as next month. we'll deal with that in a mom. plus donald trump meet with e van jell evangelicals how to get
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him on his side? also top of the hour plans for an islamic museum just a few block fronts from the world trae center funded by approved financing. yes those plans are in the works. ♪
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spread here and may get outbreak and local spread to some of the mosquito and they could bite you and transmit to someone else that's how the fever spreads but not see a sustained outbreak we don't have enough mosquitoes. we have very good mosquito control here. i would say to protect yourselves wear long sleeves, use insect repellant with deet. you know don't go out in the middle of the day, stay in the shadows. don't have still water. these are particular mosquitoes can breed on water the size of a bottle cap so it's a big deal. but the rate of -- microcephaly or severe birth defects related to pregnancy in someone is quite low that is another issue. >> wait a second, young, woman, pregnant, you've got zika virus. been bitten by this, u you've got it, but it doesn't mean to say you will have a deformed child that is low?
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>> low. one million live birts in brazil last year, 5,000 cases of microcephaly associated with it. j do you think the scare is overdone would you say that? >> it's hard. i like the idea of prevention if it leads to early vaccine i'm for it if it leaves to more mosquito born illness but fear itself is a virus. idea of moving olympics this idea of not going to puerto rico. i think if u you're a pregnant woman, orb to become pregnant it's reasonable to be careful. you know, to not travel to areas where it's there. but the rest of us it's just fear. >> last one these mosquitoes that are coming here, if they have the see zika virus is that not a possibility. >> it is not -- those mosquitoes are not coming here and not flying across the caribbean sea to miami. they're not. >> they're not.
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we already have mosquitoes here but they're not infected with zika yet but if enough travel with zika our mosquitoes will bite them get infected and give it to stuart varney. thank you somewhat reassuring. >> yes. >> now supreme court is expected to rule on a big case including president obama's executived or. we're waiting for those decisions to come down, may be within the next couple of hours. we'll have some decisions then we have europe in revolt against mass muslim migration. how will america respond to the anti-migrant surge which is now going on in europe? plus, donald trump will meet with hundreds of evangelical the issue his credibility as a social conservative. second hour, "varney & company" two minutes away. there's no one road out there.
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stuart: near the tower. hour. keep supreme court decisions are expected here we are waiting for the court to rule on a wide range of topics good abortion, president abortion, president on this executive order on immigration. when those decisions come down, we will bring them to you immediately. check the big board. they are up 10.17.5. same story with oil although it is lower today. the defense down now. think of america is going down $25 a barrel. the forecast not happening today. general electric has made a series of deals with saudi arabia worth 1.4 billion. it is party of the saudi's ambitious plan to wean itself off oil. ge's stock low 30. fiat chrysler, german regulators suspect illegal software to cheat on emissions test a bit like volkswagen.
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the stock is now down 4.5% at 672. big agricultural deal. buyer makes a $62 billion cash for monsanto. that's american company all about seeds and genetic engineering. once a piece of the profitable action. it's already big and pest resistant chemicals. ashley: gml crops, genetically modified organisms come the long version, our engineers so they are not susceptible to pesticides. environmentalists in a particular always target monsanto. they create these gm foods but also at the same time creates two per week have become resistant as well enforcing fathers to use even more powerful insecticides and urban guides to kill the past. >> global protests against monsanto to place over the weekend. that was happening in paris on saturday. ashley: the german company will
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create an absolute behemoth. monsanto was up $122 per share, in which was a premium for friday's close up 107. dream for the stocks under pressure because it could be a big year. the board could reject it. >> this is wildly unpopular. ashley: monsanto is already wildly unpopular. seeded the world. that's my opinion. that's what's going on here. it is way short of $122 which is the buyer bid. maybe the market feels they be the same one happening. liz: we will watch. new this hour, donald trump agreed to meet with the nation's most prominent evangelicals. fox news todd stearns is here, author of the book godless.
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i like that title. 500 evangelicals meeting with donald trump. what do they want to hear from them? >> they want two years and rarely answers. they have a lot of questions about his faith and policies and how those policies are going to play out. they want to know more information about a supreme court pick. they also want to know about vice presidential running mate, who is looking for. they report exclusively those invitations to the evangelical leaders are going out today and a lot of people very, very concerned with donald trump in the evangelical community. when you break down the numbers, it is very clear he does not have overwhelming support among evangelicals. stuart: however, he could say if you don't go from a tip the balance the other way. how would you like president hillary clinton? >> that's what a lot of prominent evangelicals are
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saying. supporting donald trump, dr. robert jeffers. there are others like tony perkins. they have questions. there are some christians have spoken to that simply will not vote on election day if in fact they don't get the answers to these questions. stuart: with donald trump listed evangelicals i don't know what is going to say. this policy has shifted a lot. it is hard to tie the guy down on specifics. >> that's a big problem with issues regarding faith. you would think someone who has faith beliefs, a belief system that belief system would hold to that belief system no matter what instead of shifting from one position one day to another position the next bad that a slight evangelical leaders want to ask questions behind closed doors and can make it guarantees on this important policy decisions. stuart: candidate? or will be all kinds of leaks
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after he takes place. >> there will be leaks have been meeting happen. come to jesus meeting us jesus meeting as they call it. stuart: do you think we can get a majority of the evangelical vote? >> yes, i do. the latest poll, 69% say they would vote for donald trump if in fact hillary clinton is the opposition. stuart: thank you very much indeed it also comes branded this hour, the mosque that was supposed to be built near ground zero, that developer is back with scaled-down plan for the same site. this time proposing to build condos along with a multistory museum dedicated to exploring the faith of islam and its arts and culture. got anything more on this? ashley: it was originally to be a historic culture center but now it's turned into a three-story building, an islamic
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center is located at 51 part ways, which is not where was originally closer to the ground zero area. this is being funded by a project with sharia compliant funding of over $200 million. stuart: okay, stay with me a second. sharia compliant funding. i'm not quite sure how you find something for $200 million make a sharia compliant. how is america going to feel about an islamic museum, sharia compliant funding right next to ground zero? >> sort of like something across from pearl harbor in the aftermath of world war ii. i think people will be outraged. it makes me angry. they own the property. they have a right to put what they can they're according to whatever the laws are governing zoning there. i want to say this. one of the interesting things we haven't heard much from the groups and i remember back when
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they were building the 9/11 museum, there is a lot of controversy over whether they could allow a beating that resembled a cross to be erected there, to remain there as part of the facility. there was religion involved there. it is interesting to atheist groups is interesting the atheist group sign-ups averaged about sharia compliant since they were. liz: it was part of the world trade center when it collapsed. stuart: todd stearns, thank you very much. back to politics. on the democrat side, let's go there. the divide is growing. here's bernie sanders talking about dnc chairman debbie wasserman schultz. watch this. >> clearly his views are much closer to mine than i was debbie wasserman schultz. let me also say this in all due respect to the current chairperson, if elected president, she would not be
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reappointed to be chair of the dnc. stuart: bernie sanders has endorsed debbie wasserman schultz opponent in the fourth time in congressional election because they are all going to be reelected in november. he has endorsed debbie wasserman schultz opponent of the carter is with us from the landscape partners. he also said if elected, he would remove her from the debbie wasserman schultz and the dnc. how do you recognize the two sides? bernie sanders versus debbie wasserman schultz, versus hillary, that is a schism and a half. how do you bring them together? >> better now. the bottom line is this. it's not even saying it's about winning. he is saying this is about changing the party as we know it. he's antiestablishment to a score in a say in this is not right. he's taken that not just hillary. he's taken that to the party and the clear he's not going anywhere because this is not just winning the presidential race. this is in overturning the
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democratic party as we know it. stuart: the end of an era for a democrat party. the democrats in shambles. pretty strong stuff. >> it is really strong stuff. you got a whole generation of young people coming up and saying we don't think everything that happened is okay. people talk about the whole process. it is a big issue. at the end of the day hillary is going to be the nominee. will she bring people back together? i don't know. it's been a limb and been a laminating and people say on both sides of the aisle who need to act differently. stuart: fascinating. hillary clinton is trying to show that she is pro union, to retain this picture just moments ago with the caption unions help out the middle class. so when republicans attacked unions when republicans attack unions, they are attacking millions of americans. i don't know whether that's really strong stuff or not.
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>> i'm not sure. but we see with hillary clinton if she has worked is in the working-class losing touch and she's trying whatever she can and going back to her union base. we see that younger workers are responding to donald trump. we see that on the republican side for the first time in a long time or the republican side is becoming a party of the working class. it is where they are getting hope. as further getting stories. ashley: nafta and all these companies overseas. stuart: when i think of the democrat party, i think of working families, working people. they are going to trump. liz: look at kentucky, indiana, virginia. now ohio could be in play. >> really, really serious stuff. but, she makes up coworkers. if you are in manufacturing, if
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you're working-class person, you think she's not on her side. a lot of policies are very intellectually focused. it is not making the working-class person thing i hear jobs for me. donald trump is speaking to god. stuart: takes a billionaire to attract the working-class. >> even the expression the working-class that is straight from you and i., our background in 1965 or whatever it was. it's almost pigeonholed. liz: and now you have to. everybody talks about the blue firewall. 19 states that went democratic in the last six elections had a lot of states are in a firewall. if it gets breached amid the gop could have a solid foothold in those important states. stuart: look at upstate new york. it is a wasteland for industrial america. solid support for term.
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>> look at numbers across the board. i think donald trump will be better for jobs in the economy. that is what is most important. if hillary doesn't start living up to that, she's going to have a real problem with the middle class. stuart: what a way to start monday morning. up next, migrants rioting in europe. camp set on fire. we have the video. some say it is lost in the migrant issue clearly front and center over there. donald trump trying to court the team does. polls show he's way behind but that group. a pro-trump latinos going to join us in just a moment. ♪
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stuart: not too much stock price
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movement for you best buy today. 25 points higher for the dow. 175. staples is a winner. byatt and it's up 3%. it has been beaten down recently. president obama is in vietnam. he survived and today he lifted the 41-year-old arms embargo. all kinds of ways of taking us. those, i suggest that as the president's way of taking a poke at china. liz: yesterdays. china is very active in the south china sea with military construction and land reclamation and they are. this is a way for the u.s. to get a foothold vietnam. but china's intentions are there, the president also saying this agreement, he does support a diplomatic resolution should not be faced on his a bigger party and who can throw their weight around a little bit more. the president making an historic move. stuart: china's neighbors are very worried. if you give arms to vietnam, and
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you're poking china little bit. >> a third of the world trade goes to the south china sea. china is trying to gain control of that. stuart: do we approve of the president telling vietnam? he pokes china we approve of this? another cliché. next story, hillary clinton says bill clinton would handle the economy and she becomes the president. roll tape. >> i am going to ask my husband, who has a great track record in creating jobs, putting people to work, revitalizing communities, to be an advisory role, working with me, working with our cabinet to try to figure out what we can do. stuart: she said that last week and she said it again yesterday as you just heard. you study these polls, sort of the trends in all the rest of it.
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do voters want no clinton back in the white house running the economy? >> whether they want bill clinton and the economy is a separate issue saying i'm going to have my husband take care of that issue for me. she's at it -- he is doubling down. the voters that the number one issue that's most important to americans today is the economy. here is a candidate saying i want to but my husband in charge of that. it is like delegating the most important issue to americans than saying he started on that. he take care of it and i'll focus on the things less important to people. it made it seem she was really weak, out of touch and didn't have a plan to have somebody else take care of it. that person is or has been. stuart: you are famous for showing videos and video clips to voters and then put the dials on them so you can tell when the voters approve of what was that are not approve. when you put the dials on hillary saying i will bring back built to run the economy, what
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was that saying? >> one of the tests i did, democrats were all the way. the second time you see democrats here is a real big problem for her. not only does she say that, she double down on it. stuart: it is not that they don't think you would do a good job. it's a delegation of the whole area. that's what is gone. if you're the president, you do things. >> even if she framed a difference that i consider these and think he's the best person for the job and here is why what we will do. it's very different than saying my husband is going to take care of it. he's done it before. remember the 90s, they were great. >> across the board came across as weak. >> that's the issue at heart. i don't expect republicans to respond well to that. independents may be.
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another headline was even lower. it is hard for people to swallow because they want to see you're taking control issues that matter most. stuart: you're good at this stuff. we appreciated. migrants rioting in europe. camps have been set on fire. look at the video. some say it is going down and the migrant issue front and center. okay, ready?
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>> troops were killed. two very bloody battles to take falluja. it was then subsequently lost. now it is surrounded by iraqi forces being held by u.s.-led airstrikes. isis has been here since january 2014. 2.5 years or just under. they are not allowing the civilian population within this time to get out because they are using them as shields. they also hold iraq's second biggest city north of bag that, mosul. no idea how long this is going to take. stuart: said they are trying to take back what we want originally. staying overseas, look at these pictures, please. migrants on the border between greece and macedonia met with tear grass. they were writing buyers attacking police. they were demanding open borders. that is very important.
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in the next two days, greece will begin evacuating the migrant camp. former senior adviser, jamal jaffer is with us now. what do you make of this? i see europe descending into chaos during anti-muslim demonstration. the divide is apparent. falling apart. >> you are absolutely right. we saw a million migrants coming to europe in 2015. three times increase from the year before. they granted asylum, but that still another 600,000. more to come this year. stuart: what is the endgame? we keep reporting these riots and political change. what is the endgame in europe? >> unfortunately, there is no endgame in part because the cause continue. syria, afghanistan, someone is
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getting worse, not better. that's a real problem. stuart: i'll tell you what the endgame is. real political change. for example, i will update the presidential election in ostrow. we have reports that the far right candidate is actually lost but very, very narrow. ashley: just a difference in postal votes. ahead of the far right party, playing on the e.u. fears about the rising number of asylum seekers has been very narrowly to alexander vanderbilt who is the independent candidate in pro-e.u. stuart: that's what i'm talking about. political change. the far right guy did not win, but he almost did. that movement is very apparent in france and other places in europe. i say the endgame is a real political shift in europe. you say? >> i agree. it's a real challenge for the globe. this is another example of what
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happens in america doesn't beat around the world. we allowed to fester under this president. now we are seeing the impact in europe and politics. it's really terrible. stuart: thank you for joining us. the newsday is packed today. thanks very much. las vegas dealing with a crime wave and is blaming california. we are on that story. donald trump and hillary clinton in a dead heat in matchups at the pole. trump gaining momentum. hillary fading. more "varney" after this. ♪
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stuart: authorities still searching for the black box from last week's downed egyptair flight. what is this, ash? >> yeah, submarine and some robotic equipment in the area where some of the debris was found. there is a report that the beacon that's emitting this signal has been discovered, but that's just one report. egypt is saying, no, that's not true, but it's very deep in this part of the mediterranean, by the way, down to the 10,000 feet. stuart: no answer yet to what caused it. >> smoke in the cockpit, we've heard these reports, something catastrophic happened. the question is, was it terrorism? i think we're taking, perhaps with all the information that's out there, we're taking one step back from saying that it's terrorism. stuart: little retreat there. okay. it's still -- this is monday morning, we're about one hour into the session, and we're still fairly flat. 27 points higher for the dow, that's it. now this, jamie dimon, he's basically the top banker in
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america as jpmorgan's chief. he was asked what he would do if he were in charge of the country. wait for it, this is what he said. one, overhaul immigration. two, expand the earned income tax credit. we will explain that one for you. and raise the minimum wage in some places. now there's food for thought. melissa francis, james freeman are both here. okay. first of all, what's this about -- well, it sounds very progressive to me from the leading banker. what's this about raising the earned income tax credit? >> yeah. it's not exactly pro-growth, is it? a lot of fraud in that program. you know, he does better when he's talking about the burden of regulation, and i think he's been one of the few bankers who's been willing to speak up in this era. here he's kind of verging into what looks like a more kind of politically correct list of agenda items. but i think we -- he really ought to be talking about growth. stuart: he sounds like -- yeah, absolutely. he sounds like he's on hillary's
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team. that's what he sounds like. >> well, he is traditionally a democrat. i think the obama era kind of tested that allegiance, but maybe he's back on the team now. >> he was never officially on the team. he's definitely a registered democrat, but i'm going to disagree with you about the earned income tax credit because when you tax things, you get less of it. he's trying to incent people to work in a country where we're incenting people not to work. stuart: whoa, whoa. >> you have to make it more beneficial for them. i mean, using the tax code for good in some instance makes some sense. stuart: okay, here's how it works -- >> yeah. stuart: if you're a family of four, for example, you make 15,000, $20,000 a year, you go to the government and say i don't earn you enough, they wilp off your income with the earned income tax credit. >> you're incenting work. stuart: no. >> yes, you are. >> you're incentivizing don't earn more money because you'll lose the freebie from the government. >> you've got to get people in
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from the bottom, hey, look, i'm trying to defend him. >> i think this was created because welfare had a stigma to it. if you call it a tax refund, even if the person didn't pay any taxes -- stuart: you pay no taxes, and you get -- >> let me try a different one. jamie's trying to be a democrat in front of people because when he got out there and spoke the truth before, he got slammed on wall street. how about that? stuart: i suppose i could go with that. [laughter] look at the stock price of monsanto. buyer has offered $62 million to buy monsanto. this is really in my, i think this is about genetic engineering, especially from monsanto's side. they create high-yield crops and pet-resistant plants and seeds. but you know that's not popular with the greenies. they hate this kind of thing. >> they do. so i welcome them to eat fruit that is riddled with bugs and seeds. bite into a big watermelon that has a bunch of bugs and seeds.
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i'm going to stick with my seedless watermelon and be happy with it. stuart: there's a worldwide protest movement -- >> they have nothing to do. >> there's no -- sorry. >> no, go ahead. >> there's no science behind this protest movement. it's a lot of noise, and they are having some political impact in some places. but whether it's the fda, the world health organization, the european union, i mean, everyone who's looked at this, national academy of sciences says there's no health issues here. >> eat the bugs if you want to. go ahead, have bugs. [laughter] stuart: largest agricultural supplier in the world, and i think they're going to feed the world and develop genetic engineering. >> what's wrong with this? stuart: i just don't see anything wrong with it. however, i'm probably in a minority. [laughter] i think. >> no, we're with you, stuart. stuart: all right. take a look at these five companies which are sitting on a huge pile of cash. those five, apple, google,
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microsoft, cisco, oracle. between 'em they've got a half trillion dollars in cash. on hand. that's about a third of all the cash held by u.s. companies. but, james, most of that cash is overseas, and it ain't coming back here. >> that's right. and the fact that it's held by just those companies in large part, i think, was a good wake-up call, because we do tend to think of american business as being flush with cash. but you take out all those big tech companies, and you maybe expect a lot more acquisitions there with all that cash. you've got companies in the main in the u.s. who are pretty deeply in debt. and so i think as we move toward higher interest rates -- which i think is healthy, generally good -- but along the way there could be some bumps because most of the cash, as we saw -- >> if trump brings the corporate tax rate down to 15%, will they bring the cash back? >> yeah. i think he's also got a part of the plan that further encourages that money to come home, so that's going to be huge for growth and, obviously, the low
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rate we're at 35% now, highest rate in the industrialized world, that would be huge. stuart: so there are some areas in which "the wall street journal" editorial board approves of donald trump. [laughter] >> speaking only for myself, i think trump is clearly the better choice for growth than hillary clinton. he wasn't my first choice as the republicans were duking it out, but taxes, regulation, he's made the case that we need to get growing again, and she really hasn't. stuart: okay. i want to move on to venezuela. the country is in flat-out economic collapse. i say it's a victim of socialism. lauren simonetti is here with a story on coke in venezuela? >> and i think you were right about it being a socialist problem. this is what's going on. you can get a diet coke, you can't get the real thing. coca-cola is halting production of its namesake beverage in that country because of a sugar shortage there. sugar is not the only commodity hard to come by. victims of socialism, venezuelans living on shortages
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of chicken, beer, toilet paper as the oil-rich nation teeters on the brink of economic collapse. you have inflation, flirting with 700%. that makes a hamburger cost $170. venezuelans are angry. more than 2,000 spontaneous protests so far this year. the president is under pressure. his policies often blamed for the state of the country. he says the problems are caused by right-wingers and foreign plots against him, but what we're seeing is similar to what we're seeing in parts of europe as well. stuart: well, it's socialism. falling to pieces. venezuelans don't pay $170 for a hamburger. if you as an american went to venezuela as a tourist and you foolishly bought a hamburger with a credit card, you would pay the official exchange rate, and that would work out to $170 u.s. for a hamburger. bottom line, socialism has collapsed the country and their currency. anybody going to argue with me on that one? >> how could you? [laughter] stuart: you could.
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>> i think we should load up all the bernie sanders supporters or onto a plane, fly them down there, serve them all hamburgers and then ask them how much they like socialism. how about that? >> well, they can watch this segment on the flight on the way down. [laughter] stuart: all right. donald trump quietly courting the muslim vote. in the 11:00 hour, trump's top national security adviser will join us about what he's doing with the muslims. also, another group trump is trying to sway, latinos. hillary has the advantage there. what can trump do to get their support? >> la too know -- latinos! i love her, melania, i've fallen in love with her.
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♪ ♪ >> remember, "varney & company" starts at 9 a.m. eastern, and here's what you missed last hour. steve moore on hillary clinton's economic agenda. >> her agenda is, basically, i listened to her economist last week. he said we're going to double down on obamacare, we're going to have more, quote, infrastructure projects, and we're going to have more social programs. and i'm like, well, how is that any different from what bill -- barack obama has done for the last seven years? this is the problem, quite frankly, for hillary. ask yourself this, folks, what will hillary clinton do that's any different than what barack obama has done? and the results have not been good for the economy. ♪ ♪
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stuart: we said at the top of the hour that several key
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supreme court decisions are coming down today. we do have one. this concerns congressional redistricting and race. complicated. e. mac, boil it down. >> the virginia state legislature said to this district, we're going to expand it, we're going to have more african-americans here in this district. the district went democratic. republicans in the state of virginia said, wait a second, you can't do that. they sued. the supreme court said, no, republican politicians, you can't sue. so they tossed the case. the ticket stays more african-americans in there, stays more democratic. stuart: i think i got that. they gerrymandered a district on race, it went democrat. the republicans sued and said you can't do that. the supreme court says you can't sue to. >> you republicans -- stuart: it stays that way. >> right. >> we've got other cases coming up on immigration, you know, the five million illegals who are here that -- stuart: not in yet. >> other supreme court cases coming down. stuart: i think you boiled it down. i think we got it. all right -- >> sure.
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stuart: to las vegas, please, where the city has seen a 29% rise in homicides from last year. according to police, the police say it's california's lax laws, neighboring california's lax laws that are to blame. >> yeah. so what happened was california, they're saying our state prison population is overcrowded, we're going to make certain offenses just misdemeanors including petty theft, drug offenses. these are gangs -- some of them are gang-related crimes. the guys who are in prison let out of the california prisons went to las vegas. so they've actually seen a more than doubling in homicide rates, you know, sexual assaults, home invasions up by a fifth since this california law was passed. these are the cops on the beat in vegas saying, wait a second, california. you changed the law, they're coming to us. so this is a big fight between these two states. stuart: i can see that. thank you, liz. >> sure. stuart: donald trump set to meet with influential evangelical hispanics next month, hoping
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maybe to draw their support. no wonder. the latest fox poll of latinos shows him trailing hillary. she has 62% latino support, he has 23%. that's quite a gap. and it's even worse among latinas, as in latino women. hillary gets 68%, and donald trump gets 17%. now, joining us, national diversity coalition for trump and trump adviser and small business owner carlos limon is with us. carlos, let me get this clear now. you are leading trump's outreach to hispanics. you are hispanic yourself, and you're telling hispanics, hey, come on, support donald trump. you've got an uphill struggle, haven't you? >> yes, sir. it's a struggle every day. but, yes, i'm born and raised in mexico, fully hispanic, and i'm part of the coalition for trump. and yes, it's a challenge -- stuart: you got this enormous challenge, because there's a huge difference in support for
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donald trump and support for hillary clinton amongst hispanics. what's the first thing you're going to do to turn that around? >> yes, sir. well, something i will do is just establish a better relationship, better communications between mr. trump and the hispanics. there hasn't been any, really any at all. and once this happens and mr. trump has been focusing on other things, but once he starts addressing the hispanic market, i think he's going to be fine. a lot of the values in the republican party and mr. trump's values goes together with our values as hispanics. stuart: okay. you yourself, you're born in mexico, raised in mexico. you've, obviously, come to america as a legal immigrant, i got that. but a you not a little bit offended about what donald trump has said about mexicans in particular? >> no, personally i'm not, sir. i remember last year when he announced the campaign, he said what he said, and i knew that he was talking about a specific
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group of not very good people. there's a problem, and he's very direct, and he's going to address the problem, and he's going to take care of it. but we as latinos are very emotional. so once mr. trump just starts having that relationship and communication, he's going to be fine. stuart: well, is he going straight to hispanic areas, taking his message right to hispanic peoplesome. >> i believe tonight he's going to be in new mexico addressing one of the biggest states in terms of latino voters. he's going to do a good job. he hasn't really had any communication at all with the hispanic media. so all they know right now, latinos, is what he said a year and how the media has, you know, portrayed him. but once he, they get to know him a little better, he's going to be fine. stuart: okay. sir, we appreciate you being with us today. i think you've got an uphill struggle, but come on back and see us and tell us how you're doing, okay? we appreciate it. >> i will.
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thank you, sir. stuart: golf legend jack nicklaus, he says donald trump is, quote: turning america upside down. in a good way. we'll tell you why and what's going on with him top of the 11:00 hour. and susan rice, president obama's top national security adviser, says too many white men are putting our security at risk. we'll play you the sound bite so you can hear exactly what she said. also, a new twist in the iran nuke deal. a group that helped sell the deal to the american public giving $100,000 to npr just to get 'em going and straighten 'em out on that issue. the judge, next. ♪ ♪ (singing) you wouldn't haul a load without checking your clearance. so why would you invest without checking brokercheck? check your broker with brokercheck. of many pieces in my i havlife.hma... so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine.
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stuart: a group that helped the white house sell the iran nuke deal also gave npr, national public radio, $100,000 to help it report on the deal. how convenient. all rise, judge napolitano is here. i think i've got the story right. i don't see anything illegal here, but it ought to see the light of day, that's what i think. >> agreed. there's absolutely nothing wrong with giving money to npr. it's a government-owned corporation, but it accepts contributions. you're not purchasing a shareholder stake. but there'll be nothing different between this and somebody buying shares in nbc
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universal because they like the message that nbc universal is delivering. stuart: so the implication is that this group gave npr money because they like the way npr reported on the iran nuke deal -- >> i don't know why else, why else would anybody give npr a nickel unless you like the stuff they report? stuart: i think we ought to know about this supposedly middle of the road but tax-supported npr. >> do they really claim to be middle of the road? they are about as far from middle of the road as one could imagine. stuart: i heard a commencement speech by some npr people who are on the air, and they claimed middle of the road. >> well, all right. stuart: i disagree. >> we see them differently than they see themselves. but big picture, this is all -- how did this come out? this came out in the same new york times article in which ben rhodes acknowledged what i told the congress and what i told the american people was a lie. we lied because it was necessary
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to dull the irrational fears the congress had about the iranian mullahs. and once we could dull them into a false sense of security, then they would go along with the president's deal. all of this came out at the same time. it's part of the same mentality of the end justifies the means as long as we can get this deal signed. stuart: it amounts to buying a certain type of coverage of your issue. >> yes. stuart: you want the iran nuke deal to go through, so this group gives $100,000 to npr, make it look good. >> i would like to know where this group's money came from, but i respect the first amendment liberties of this group not to have to reveal who their donors on. stuart: so long as this kind of thing sees the light of day and you and i can report on it, i have no problem with that. but i'd like to know the truth. i'd like to get boo this. >> and we have our friends at "the new york times" and perhaps a moment of built on the -- of guilt on the part of ben rhodes to thank for now knowing the truth. stuart: we do, indeed. well said, judge.
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are we seeing you again at 11? >> i think the supreme court might have some news for us in the next hour, in which case -- i don't know which ones, but some decisions to come down between 10 and 10:30 eastern. stuart: and you're our guy on that. thanks, judge. donald trump -- >> here's what we have for you, third hour of varney. fox news senior political analyst brit hume on why the economy is the biggest decider in the election. and we've got golf legend jack nicklaus showing his support for donald trump. we're going to tell you what he said, that's top of the hour. and mr. obama's top security adviser, susan rice, says, quote: being white, male and yale puts our country at risk. you really can't make this stuff up. we're back in three minutes. don't go away.
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♪ ♪ but i see your true colors -- stuart: well, i'd say that's a pretty good choice of music, actually. we're playing cyndi lauper's
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"true colors" for national security adviser, susan rice. she told graduates at florida international university that the presence of too many white male and yale staffers is posing a threat to national security. yes, we will have more on that in just a moment. also new this hour, walid phares, foreign policy adviser the donald trump, on the effort to court prominent muslim republicans in america. he's coming up with that story. and we have fox news senior political analyst brit hume. we'll ask him about the split among democrats. is there any solution? the supreme court ruling on some major cases. we received a ruling on congressional redistricting and race. let's see if i can get this right. a district reorganized itself bearing in mind race. it became a democrat constituency. the republicans sued saying you can't to do that, the supreme court says you can't sue, so the redistricting stands as democrat
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and racially gerrymandered. that's to the the first one. other decisions still to come. check the big board, please, we're still dead flat this monday morning, really going nowhere, 11 points higher at 17,5. how about the price of oil? pretty much the same story, $47, $48 a barrel. cheap prices -- cheap oil taking a toll on saudi arabia. they're considering playing creditors with ious? how about that? saudi arabia. the bank of america says the saudi financial crisis will bring oil automatic way down to $25 a barrel. not today, aarently. let's get to the retail ice age. that's been our theme for three weeks. look at the big name retailers. they're all down, popping back up just a fraction today. retail ice age, you looking at -- you're looking at it right there. a big agriculture proposed deal. buyer makes a $62 billion all-cash bid to take over monsanto. monsanto's all about seeds and
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genetic engineering. germany's buyer big on pest-resistant chemicals. that makes a worldwide behemoth which the greenies won't like. who's joining us this morning? kirsten hagland, ash webster and elizabeth macdonald. now, both of those companies really unpopular with the greenies, right? >> oh, absolutely. and especially buyer being a german company. this would be the largest foreign take over by a foreign company. they're big against gmos. there's a national study that proves gmos are safe for humans and for animals, so this is really going against science. stuart: i think the europeans are going to be angry at buyer, a german company. >> those are the protests happening over the weekend. stuart: they're going to be very angry for taking monsanto, which is king of the hill in genetic engineering -- >> yes. evil empire as they describe it. stuart: they do.
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>> even though chipotle's food has a lot of gmos in it. surprise, news flash. stuart: the price per share is 106. the opposition to the deal is going to take it out. we shall see. breaking news, oh, listen to this, a verdict out of baltimore. one of the officers involved in the freddie gray case found not guilty on all four charges. >> yes. assault, reckless endangerment, one count of misconduct in the death of freddie gray. this was a case where i think this officer in question was accused ott not even put -- of not even putting him in a seat belt when they took off and, ultimately, freddie gray received injuries, a broken spine, as a result of that. found not guilty, judge still going through a second charge of misconduct against that officer, so there'll be more news coming out about this, but the first and initial headline is the judge found the officer in question not guilty. stuart: that will be a controversial decision by the courts.
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it will create some protests, i suspect. >> i'm sure. stuart: and it's just coming over the wires now, just receiving the details of what's happened. not guilty on one count, the initial charge -- >> assault and reckless endanger. not guilty on that. stuart: and that was the first of four charges. the judge is going through the rest of them as we speak. >> there is more to come. stuart: i want to get to the susan rice, i'm not going to call this a case. her statement is better. here's the clip where she told students there are too many white men on our national security team which puts america at risk. roll tape. >> we must acknowledge that our national security agencies have not yet drawn fully on the strengths of our great nation. too often our national security work force has been what former florida senator bob graham called white, male and yale. stuart: all right, liz, where do you want to go with this? >> you know, she's basically
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taking a dim view of white men, saying there's too much group think, that the white male and yale bloc in the security apparatus gives a bad example on the part of the united states to the rest of the world who want to see a more multicultural approach. not providing any proof, not providing any evidence whatsoever to support her claims. mind you, you know, we've had major foreign policy accomplishments with all sorts of people including a lot of white men. so, you know, i'm -- the lack of evidence to argue her case and prove it is unfortunate and discouraging. stuart: what an extraordinary thing to say to young graduates or youngsters in the university. >> yes. >> just want to update, not guilty on all charges. that would be second-degree assault, misconduct, reckless endangerment and misconduct. there was an issue of whether this officer was also justified in stopping freddie gray in the first place and taking him into custody. stuart: so the freddie gray case unfolding in court. the officer had four charges against him --
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>> snot guilty on all. stuart: that will be controversial, shall we say that. do you want to add anything, kirsten hagland, to susan rice's statement? >> i think she's right about the yale comment because we do have brilliant students there schools all across this country. and i think you see a lot of, you know, going to harvard, going to yale, going to these ivy league schools. they're all across this country. i do see the value in different perspectives and as a millennial, that goes on in the recruiting. that's why i think it was great to have this at the university but not the expense of security. that's the point. not at the expense of security. stuart: america's security officials are meant to defend the american interests. >> absolutely. stuart: does a black american defend america's interests in a different way from a white american or an asian american or a hispanic american? >> yeah. stuart: surely there is one american interest. >> yeah, absolutely. but the face of america looks different, and there are different perspectives, and
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that's what makes us stronger. so i think it's good for recruitment for the future to see a wide varian tiff of people -- variety of people, perspectives and skills. a variety always makes people -- stuart: it's a hell of a condemnation of her own staff, isn't it? >> right now they're great, we're talking about the future. and i think that's what susan rice wants to see. most diverse generation in the country. stuart: you're okay, but in the future we want some changes. next up, two stories on donald trump. he's meeting with evangelicals next month to answer their questions about his faith directly. and he's also trying to court prominent muslim republicans. walid phares, trump's foreign policy adviser, he's the guy doing it. kirsten, you think you can outreach to the evangelicals and outreach to the muslims and win 'em over? >> yeah, you know, actually i think that he will be able to do a good job with muslims. obviously, the muslim ban was one of the worst things he said in the campaign so far.
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but walid phares is, obviously, an incredible guy. he has a lot of -- a great reputation with his muslim colleagues, and i think a lot of muslims do realize the civil war in syria and isis has threatened lives, hundreds of thousands of people have died. they want someone who has a strong stance on isis and against, you know, against the conflict in the region. so donald trump showed them that, and if he can say that ban on muslim thing was just a comment on the campaign trail, it wasn't really policy, he'll be able to win some of them over. stuart: we shall see. you're never supposed to say only time will tell, but i think we'll say that. walid phares will join us in about 30 minutes for now. kirsten hagland, thank you very much for joining us. >> thank you. stuart: all right, politics. i think the democrats are flat out split. i don't think there's much chance of uniting that party. fox senior political analyst brit hume is here. what do you say, brit? i say that this gap between bear
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and hillary, bernie and debbie wasserman-schultz, bernie and the established democrat party, i think it's too broad, too vicious to bridge. i don't see unity in the future, do you? >> well, the democrats have had a history of being a pretty raucous party. you'll remember will rogers' famous comment he didn't belong to a political party, he was a democrat. they haven't been so much that way in recent election cycles, but it looks like that divisiveness is back. they've always -- or perhaps i should say nearly always -- been able to patch it up and pull it together at the end. the question here this year, i think, is there a generational divide that is so deep that will make that very, very hard to do. and persistence of bernie sanders' wins even though he is a prohibitive long shot to get the nomination proves that something deep is happening in the democratic party. stuart: what do you make of the column by peggy noonan in "the wall street journal" on saturday
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morning, that's where i read it, suggesting that the best course for hillary would be to appoint bernie sanders as her vice presidential running mate? >> well, that would be one way or doing it. but, you know, he might not want to be vice president at this stage of his life. who knows? but that, you know, that's, that would be one way of doing it. and it probably would work. stuart: do you think she would do it? >> well, i think -- look, she will do what she has to do. that's her, that's what we know about the clintons. they do what they have to do to get what they want. and whether it's getting rich or getting elected, that's how they are. [laughter] stuart: getting rich or getting elected. oh, brit, that was good. okay. this election, i think the key issue is the economy. the economy has not been doing too well recently, and i say that that is probably not good for hillary. there's another negative for hillary. what say you? >> well, she has not differentiated herself very much from barack obama's fundamental economic policies and, in fact,
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she's suggested she would further many of them. and so i think that's, that makes this issue a problem for her. and i think the economy is sort of worse than a lot of the numbers suggest, you know? the unemployment rate is low, and we keep hearing about how it's low and all the economic signs are really good, i think we're really not. too many people can't get a raise, too many people can't get the kind of job they would want and expect or even used to have. there's a reason why the federal reserve is still keeping the economy on interest rate life support and why it's poised on a knife's edge about whether to raise the rate at the next meeting. so these are all signs of true weakness, not to mention the pitiful growth in the first quarter of this year. this economy is not what it used to be, and this recovery is not what we're used to, and it is one of -- it is the maybe reason, in -- main reason, in my opinion, for the strength of the resistance to the mainstream candidates in both parties. stuart: you got it. brit hume, as always, thank you very much for joining us.
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>> you bet, stuart. stuart: yes, sir. and now this, a group that helped sell the iran deal to the american public gave $100,000 to npr to help them report, shall we say, favorably on the iran nuke deal? we've got that story for you. also public schools in portland, oregon, have banned any textbook that casts any doubt on climate change. can you believe that? remember the mosque that was going to be built near ground zero? it was scrapped after national outrage. well, that developer is now proposing condos built under sharia law fundraising complete with an islamic museum right there next to ground zero. we're covering it all.
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stuart: german regulators suspect that fiat chrysler used illegal software so they could cheat on emissions tests. the stock is way down, nearly 4% lower. what's this all about?
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>> well, now there's a fight that has exploded between germany and italy. italy is saying, back off, germany, back off, e.u., we regulate our cars. we have no problems with fiat's emission controls in its cars, and so we don't need you, germany, doing any information. germany is still pushing forward. remember, germany got volkswagen to recall more than 630,000 cars. volkswagen took an $18 billion reserve set aside. that's a lot of money. and they're basically, they have seen -- the first loss of volkswagen since 1993. fiat is still under pressure from this action. stuart: and they're saying, hey, you in germany -- >> you got it wrong. >> we're fine. stuart: stay out of it. >> that's right. stuart: okay. a group that helped the white house to sell the iran nuke deal also gave national public radio, npr, at least $100,000 to report on the deal. howard kurtz is with us, "media buzz" host. howard, this sounds an awful lot
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like give 'em some money, and they will report this iran nuke deal with the city -- the way we want hem the report it, the way we, the administration, want them to report it. am i being crass here? >> well, npr and the group insist that's not the case but, man, stuart, this thing does not pass the smell test. this group is called the plowshares fund, it's given npr $700,000 over the last decade. and this was a group that was identified by name by ben rhodes in that infamous new york times magazine profile as one of the groups that was part of the echo chamber the administration was using to sell that deal. and here they are taking that money specifically to report on u.s. and iranian nuclear programs. stuart: that would suggest to me that the objectivity of npr is in some doubt. would you go that far, howard? >> well, to be fair to npr, it says in a statement there's an editorial firewall between its funders and how it reports the
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news, plowshares it was not trying to influence. then why give the money, i have to ask. there are other news outlets that get funding, but usually it's a much more general grant from some high-minded foundation. this is a group with a specific agenda, and it really makes me uncomfortable, and npr has a bad appearance problem on this one. stuart: now, i always thought that npr was supposed to be down the middle. not taking an ideological side one way or the other, just reporting the news in a somewhat old-fashioned way, if i can put it like that. stop smiling. it hearkens back to the '70s when cronkite was telling you the news, and we didn't feel he was biased one way or the other. but this kind of story makes me think that maybe npr is not as objective as they would like to be seen and that they can, in fact, be used to push a certain way of treating a certain story. am i going too far? >> not necessarily. i think it casts a dark shadow over npr. now, npr had the president of
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the plowshares fund on the air twice in the past year. one time he was identified as a funder, as he should have been, the other time he was not. no one's pointed to me with an example of where they killed the story, but nonetheless, if you're in the news be business and you're taking big bucks from a group with an agenda, i just think it raises all kinds of journalistic questions. stuart: i bet if npr invited me to be on the program and i pounded the table that the iran nuke deal was absolutely awful, don't touch it with a 10-foot pole, i would never, ever appear on npr ever again. that's just my feelings about the issue. >> i'd listen to that segment. [laughter] stuart: yes. i don't think they care about ratings, you know what i mean? [laughter] howard, it's always a pleasure. thank you very much for joining us every monday morning. we appreciate it, sir. >> good to see you, stuart. stuart: how about this one? public schools in portland, oregon, have banned any textbook that shows any doubt of climate change. we're all over that one.
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plus, a baltimore police officer cleared of all charges in the death of freddie gray. judge napolitano joins us on that one shortly. a great part of using the usaa car buying service
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involved in the freddie gray case found not guilty on all four charges. give me the news on what the mayor says. >> yes, saying this is our american system of justice, and police officers must be afforded the same justice system as every other citizen in this city, state and country. we once again ask the citizens to be patient, allow the entire process to come to a conclusion. in the case of any disturbance in the city, the mayor goes on, we are prepared to respond. we will protect our neighborhoods, our businesses and the people of our city. stuart: different from the last go around. >> very much. stuart: all right. this one is interesting. public schools in portland, oregon, have banned any textbook that casts any doubt on climate change. an explanation, please, liz. >> the environmentalists have pushed the public school board to ban any climate change denials. in other words, any textbooks or any materials that say that, that suggest climate change is not happening or that human beings are not responsible for it.
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you cannot have that debate. this is what the public school system is pushing toward, possibly banning climate change discussion, both sides of it. so what's happening here, watch this. oregon scientists, 32,000 of them -- including 9,000 ph.d.s -- said, wait a second, we don't like this at all. we are saying there's no convincing scientific evidence that proves climate change is either happening or is caused by humans. so that's what -- a big fight breaking out right mow in oregon. stuart: well, i'm delighted to hear some pushback. >> yeah. stuart: it is clamping down on real debate in the public schools. that's good news. >> this is such a serious issue more viewers and for the country because textbooks are being manipulated statewide. and parents out there are not seeing it. we saw that fight break out in texas. for example, they removed a discussion of thomas jefferson or any mention of the founding fathers in some of the textbooks there. watch out, taxpayers, what you're paying for for the school system with textbooks being manipulated.
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stuart: i'm glad to hear that pushback from the scientists. very good stuff. coming up after the break, walid phares joins us, one of donald trump's foreign policy advisers. he's helping trump court muslims. he's going to tell us what he's up to next. and the judge is next. one of the baltimore police officers in the freddie gray case has been cleared on all four charges. we'll can -- we'll ask the judge about that one.
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>> stuart: a baltimore police officer has been cleared of all four charges in the death of freddie gray. judge napolitano is here. this is a controversial racial issue. >> i hope it's not controversial because the evidence of guilty was fragile in this case. it probably wasn't there at all. prosecutors being motivated and redressing what happened in the streets charged someone who probably shouldn't have been charged at all. this guy is the arresting officer and he's charged with an assault that an improper arrest somehow is an assault and that that triggered events that resulted in his death. guess what? there's a disconnect between stopping this guy in the street because you know he has a record
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of dealing drugs, whether the stop was lawful or not and his death 45 minutes later at the hands of one of your colleagues. so this is not their strongest case. i hope that the people of baltimore do not take this as a likely result for the other cases. there were many defects in this case. some of the other cops was forced against his will to testify against this cop even though he's still going to be tried. >> stuart: that's not good. >> a bizarre ruling that invades against self-incrimination. >> stuart: you should abide by and respect the court system which is admirable. >> one thing you can't get when a judge makes a decision, there's no hung jury. the judge has to rule, guilty or not.
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statute statute got >> stuart: i want to go back to donald trump. one one of mr. trump's foreign advisers, has mr. trump already started outreach to american muslims and if so what kind of results is he getting? >> there are three points to be made very clear, i'm not attacked personally by the institution to do an outreach. what is happening is that the campaign in general, any campaign is reaching and will be reach to go all communities, all voters, all potential voters. having said that, two things are emerging. there are many leaders in the communities. not only breaking down leaders, egyptians, syrians, they're all interested in knowing more of the foreign policy of mr. trump. they're also very interested in
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the socioeconomic basis. many are immigrant and are interested in a much better americans. we are engaging in a heavy dialogue with them. >> stuart: a temporary halt to all muslims coming to america. obviously that's not going to be popular with american muslims. on the other side, mr. trump says, i want america to grow with lots of jobs, that's very much in favor of muslims that my -- migrate to the country. how does he get over that bold statement, keep them off until we figure out what's going on? >> i'm not going to change their mind. this is not going to change. they're going to support the other side. there's a majority, as happens
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with the voters in the primary, they are very much interested. this is in line of their thinking, but the other stuff is very important. they are looking at what is happening in syria, quarter of a million people killed. what happened in egypt, the situation in iran, and they think that mr. trump is going to bring about an alternative policy to what they have seen and therefore to what the agenda of mrs. clinton would be. >> stuart: the only policy that donald trump says he will crush isis, he will defeat it, he will go after it and kill it. that's the only concrete policy suggested i've heard about what we should be doing in the greater middle east, do you know more about that? >> if you read and listen and watch the video tape of his speech there are more points. number one, he will crush isis with the help of arab coalition
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and other coalitions on the ground. he is oppose to the slaughter and ethnic cleansing of minorities. he is clear on the fact that we were wrong on egypt, we were wrong on libya and this would translate into clear politics. >> stuart: is he meeting one-on-one with muslim leaders? >> he is ready to meet with any delegation provided organized by the campaign. >> stuart: thank you. all right, remember mosques, it was scrapped, now proposal of building condos and he's going to use sharir compliant fundraising. the judge is still with us. i don't know if there's anything illegal about this.
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>> one in america cannot use one religious belief as a mask or a sword or even a shield to avoid obeying the law of the land that applies to the rest of us. i'm smiling about this, as i understand this particular financing, somehow he's going to borrow $70 million and pay zero interest on it. wouldn't mr. varney like $70 million? who would make that offer to him? who would relieve themselves of 174 million and getting no interest back. >> stuart: supposing you were to -- i don't know how this works. you need 200 million, let's supposed you do. >> i would come to you. [laughter] >> stuart: thank you, you would get 150 million. that's what he actually takes in
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with the promise to pay them 200 million when you pay it all back. >> and not call the 50 million interest because your religious views prohibit you from characterizing something of interest. that may be a financial way to do it. i can't see the city or state interfering with that. it is a unique and by our system novel and creative way to finance the construction of a building, nothing as far as i know that violates the law. >> stuart: one other one for you, the house rental side, are you aware of this, b&b. they have a lawsuit because an african-american user claimed that air b&b ignored claims that he was racially discriminated against. can you sue a company for ignoring a complaint? [laughter] >> well, you can sue a company for ignoring a complaint. here is where this comes down
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to. if you lease your apartment to a person for a weekend when you're going to be away, is that a housing issue or a public accommodation's issue. ifs -- if it is a public accommodation issue, you may not make a decision based on race. if it is a housing issue, one of which you regularly occupy, you may make a decision based on race. a federal judge is going to have to decide which is this, housing or public accommodations. public accommodation is anything that the public is invited to for the financial benefit of the person offering the invitation. a supermarket, a college campus, anything that you're invited to for the benefit of the person offering the invitation, restaurant, a lunch counter, a bus. >> stuart: define the nature of the air b&b relationship.
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>> yes, the civil rights act of 1964 said in housing four or fewer rental units one of which owner occupied, you can make a decision based on race, that is still the law of the land. >> stuart: to europe, thousands of demonstrators gathered in home to protest what they see lacks immigration policies and what they describe as the invasion of europe, the invasion of italy by migrants. this as the far-right candidate in presidential election loses but it was a very, very close race. lieutenant colonel is next if you're taking multiple medications, does your mouth often feel dry? a dry mouth can be a side effect of many medications. but it can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath. that's why there's biotene, available as an oral rinse, toothpaste, spray or gel.
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stuart: you're looking at demonstrators in roam, this took place over the weekend. they do not like the influx of migrants specifically, although they're not allowed to say it,
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the influx of muslim migrants. this was an antimuslim protest, was it not? >> because that's what's happening. this is a developing story and it is serious, what they're saying in italy that we are now the destination for the collapsing states in the middle east, not greece. italy has overtaken greece in the number of migrants coming into its country. and by the way, what's happening is there's left-wing protests against the guys marching in roam. more than two dozen attackers from the left wing, they were beating the marchers on the head and on the face, this is the first time since 2015 that we have seen it switched. italy is the prime destination. because of the shutdown of the -- stuart: right. >> by the way, should be noted that italy is second to greece in debt crisis. italy is not doing well. stuart: on a similar vein in usa
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-- austria candidate did not win but came very close. lieutenant colonel peters is with us. we are looking at the end game in europe and to me the end game is radical political change, moving right across the continent, what do you say? >> well, i think the right word shift within reason to cross a continent would be sensible and to do the right thing, what we have to be concerned about is not just a shift towards conservatism, this is a shift to really radical groups in some cases. now, freedom party in austria, they are not most extreme. but still, even -- they are strongly antimigrant and what's stunning to me having watched this for years is in just the
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last couple of years the apartheid went from element to almost winning presidency. to stop from getting austria's presidency it took an alliance democrats and republicans, plus everybody else and they just barely squeaked by. isn't that-- in fact, it's a victory for that party. stuart: when i see those demonstrations, they look -- if i label them as neo fascist, maybe i shouldn't say that, you know where i'm going with this, there's a nasty, nasty reaction in europe in the fascist movement is alive and well, what do you say? >> well, it is, it is, indeed. and the best friend that the
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extreme right, the bad guys, the proputin right has had have been the european elites who refuse to pay any attention to the reality of the man and the woman in the street, wanting to go to the community swimming pool without being to be harassed or raped. they don't feel the pain of this mass migration, but the people do. and so i think you're going to see this move to the right continue and continue and again, we say -- it's moving to the right and american conservatives think that's good, it's not good when you have party in party and right-wing party in france which is very proputin and putin is spending a lot of money to fund some of the parties. europe is heading for what my old sergeant would have called
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-- stuart: not funny but a good expression. back to the election here. i say, i say there's very little chance that the democrats will unit. we have a former obama official joining us shortly on that issue .
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stuart: it's open warfare, bernie versus hillary, bernie versus establishment democrats. it is so bad, so intense it's very hard to see how this can ever be fixed. it's playing out right now because bernie is doing so well in the primaries and he just won't go away. why should he? he's pointed to polls that show him doing much better against donald trump than hillary. so how do you get bernie and hillary together after all of this? how do you unit the party? with great difficulty, it seems impossible. for start, there's policy, they are miles apart. bernie has based campaign on antiwall street jihad but hillary is taking more wall street money than anyone, republicans included and then there's bad blood. bernie has accused party of rigging election process.
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he's called for the resignation of schultz. talk about bad blood. perhaps the wild card here is the fbi investigation of hillary's e-mail, bernie may be waiting to see what happens. he's already regarded as honest and trust worthy if hillary is endieted and bernie looks like the safer and guardian of the democrat morality. the republican split is over, trump has the support for much of the party but the democrat skepticism is worst, what happens when two groups just can't get together? often a third person enters the scene to pull both sides together, the unity candidate. can you say joe biden? [laughter] stuart: i want to bring former
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obama director who just heard what i had to say, the near impossibility of bringing the two sides together. what do you say naira? >> well, my heart is warmed by your concern for the state of the democratic party, so let me put you at ease that the party will come through this. now, part of it is perspective and some is mass. a month before trump locked nomination, i don't think anybody had seen a primary as bloody as that. one month afterwards you're seeing party leadership falling in line and really working to support trump. a guy who actually once said that he might not even run as a republican if things didn't go his way. a lot of extreme -- stuart: let me jump in. >> that's a perspective. stuart: republicans came together despite all the odds, maybe the same could happen for the democrats. tell me this, bernie sanders is entire platform is based on
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hating wall street, billionaires and bankers and hillary has taken more money from wall street than anybody else, republicans included, how do you get those two together on policy issue? >> despite that difference you'll see they actually have minimum wage, the economy, foreign policy, then say hillary or bernie and donald trump. that's going to be a key thing. it's not going to be an election of ideals with individual parties, once we get past the convention, the choice is clear about the differences, say, hillary clinton and donald trump and people will turn around. one quick point on the math, at this point when president obama and hillary were competing in 2008 only 50% of hillary people said that they would vote for the eventual nominee if it was obama. 66% of voter sanders will support hillary if she's the nominee. the mass is already in her favor. you need a unity event like a convention. >> that should be interesting.
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supposing hillary loses california, that really changes momentum, doesn't it? >> he -- bernie would have to win it by 32 points. stuart: i'm not talking about delegates. i don't care about delegates. if bernie sanders wins three or four points, that's a huge blow to hillary clinton. if she can't win the biggest state in the nation and she can't beat a 74-year-old socialist in california, the writing is on the wall, you guys are going to run a mile. >> absolutely, hillary is not the person person to say this is not an election to take for granted. she's a fighter. that's part of why she's 3 million votes ahead of bernie right now. stuart: will you absolutely discount joe biden completely? >> i take him at his word. he's really focused on the cancer moon shot. i can't imagine someone better to take care of that, addressing that challenge than joe biden. stuart: you put up a very strong
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defense of the democrats and unity. but i'm reading between the lines and you sound rather defensive and a little anxious, last word to you. [laughter] >> i think we are all looking forward to the general election season, primaries are tough, they're hard on both parties and anybody who considers themselves a party advocates so, i hope for the relief that the republicans have had that we can unify around hillary clinton. stuart: okay, let's see. niara, we thank you as always for joining us. it's always a pleasure. sure sing. we will have more varney in just a moment
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stuart: up about 7%. i mention that because jack is going to be a guest on the program shortly. wait a second, didn't he just come out for trump? >> he has. he is turning the nation upside down. he says, i like the guy. if he's the one on the ticket
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i'll be voting for him. stuart: let's be clear no relation -- >> no. stuart: let's get that clear. our time is up. niel, it's yours, sir. neil: we are looking at some of the polls that having showing donald trump doing well. what have i told you those polls are actually helping the donald with even the most reluctant donors and even the most reluctant candidates, lindsey graham reportedly urging donors to at least consider the donald and a lot of the wind of donald's back is improving poll numbers, not only has a chance but he as a very good chance and close the deal and win it all. we are going to get in detail how much money he will need. that might not apply to mr. trump even in a general election. we are going to get into that in a second. first to how he is trying to close the deal with some of the


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