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>> little marco would actually be a great name for a goldfish. >> can't argue with that. thanks to charles , shannon is in for chris wallace on fox news sunday. happy new year. shannon: bold moves on russia and israel in his final days in office. what does it mean for the incoming trump administration. >> i think they were treated unfairly by a lot of different people. >> the vote was about preserving the two state solution. they looked forward to working with the president elect trump to mitigate the damage that this resolution has done. shannon: an exclusive interview with senator tom cotton in the response to the
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russian hacks. >> what they had been engaged in is unacceptable. the president is sending a message today to tell them to cut it out. shannon: into the pics for the f1f0n7áz+÷cúí we will break down the supreme court short list with a key advisor working with the transition. then trump's announcement of thousands of jobs coming back to the u.s. we will get different perspectives from a former economic advisor. plus as the new congress gets sworn in two days from now we will ask our panel about the year ahead for trump and lawmakers on the hill. all right now on fox news sunday. happy new year from fox news. a little less than three weeks from now he will have to deal with the fallout from a flurry of bold policy moves in the waning days of the obama administration.
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first, rising tensions with israel after secretary of state john kerry defended the decision to not veto the u.s. --dash mcewen resolution. >> no american it ministration has done more for israel security than barack obama's. shannon: new friction with russia after the obama administration reveals the punishment for interference in the election. i am joined here by senator tom cotton of arkansas. welcome back. >> it is great to be on with you. shannon: start with the ministrations decisions to take the sanctions closing to russian compounds in maryland and new york. is it enough? >> it's not enough shannon.
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and it is certainly too late. vladimir putin kgb. he has consistently looks the other way from the discretions. the dnc hacked last year was just one minor item and what they have done over the last eight years to include things like invading and occupying in supporting rebels in eastern ukraine. they also threatened nato airships. but what has barack obama done for eight years. just months after russia have invaded georgia he have them push it. in the middle of his reelection campaign in 2012 he told the russian president he would have more flexibility after the election. when mitt romney characterized russia as our her number one adversary barack obama mocked &4ms8w:j9d wanted their foreign policy back. they have finally realized the threat that they pose to the united states and our interest.
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shannon: russian president has responded here is a bit what he have to say as perceived from international practice they had reasons to respond in kind although we have the right to retaliate well not response to that. what will plan our further steps . he went on to invite all diplomatic children who are in russia to the new year's and christmas parties at the kremlin. what is his response say to you? >> i would recommend that they not take their ipads to the kremlin. what they need is a sense of new boundaries. he's have a free reign over the last eight years he needs has a sense of boundaries and costs are going to be imposed if he crosses those boundaries. the administration has not drawn those. they've gone further than just being weak on russia they been
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actively opposing measures. i propose measures that would of>afo"h6[ i mean spies in the united states that would force the government to crack down on these spies that are traveling all around america without the proper approvals. i got a call weeks ago after the election and after the hacking asking me to remove that from the would be too provocative. it's not that the president has been weak on russia they have actively stopped other efforts by people like me and other republicans and democrats in congress. shannon: you went to the white house with the concept of more formal and a number of representatives from government agencies to fight back in our politics and what is going on here domestically. my understanding of that is that you have a response saying it was duplicative of what was already in place and
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it wasn't necessary. >> this is the second measure in the intelligence bill that the administration threatened to veto. in the days of the soviet union they have something called active measures they are propaganda and covert activities trying to undermine western democracy. i propose to create an interagency in the days of the soviet union that would counteract these active measures. the obama administration said that they did not need it. i would point out whatever they head in place right now must not be working. in fact just yesterday administration acknowledged that russia has continued to try to hack u.s. information systems even after barack obama told vladimir putin to cut it out. whatever measures they had have not been working. i wish they would not had gone to such great links. shannon: a report we got from home insecurity pointing out
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credible links showing the tools and infrastructure that they have and were using to penetrate numerous systems here in the u.s. we got a response from president-elect trump saying it's time for our country to move on to bigger and better things. i will meet with leaders of the intelligence community next week to be updated on the facts of the situation. is that enough for you? do you think he needs to take a harder line when presented óíne'l+a-(smq3obj?ó@ >> the year was the result of russian intelligence services in just one small example. now many democrats are trying to confuse that question and the action which undertook with the impact on the election.
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and unless they hacked into the calendar and canceled all of the rallies in michigan and wisconsin that did not have an impact on the selection. it was their own decision to create a private e-mail server along with the failures of the candidates. it's time that she look in the mirror and the democrats take stock of why they lost the election. russia will continue to be an adversary into the future and we need the firmer lines. to be clear we always want to make the distinction that they broke into voter systems. not this kind of things. that would've been a direct impact i want to ask you about is the ceo who has been be secretary of state.ywáuú8
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he has been criticized by those who say he has two friendly of a relationship with russia. heretic is not to make it through the senate. about many of the issues that we face around the world as well as challenges the state department. i think it's a good thing when they understand foreign leaders and the cultures in history i think it will help him take a film a firm line in the same way that he took a firm line in defense of the shareholders with vladimir putin when he was the ceo of exxon mobil. that's what we need that we haven't had the last eight years as president obama and his administration had been continuing to look the other way. shannon: this administration took bold steps in recent days. it moved forward.
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they talked about the fact that no administration has been better to israel. the number of times that it i5 you said this the action submits the legacy is the most anti- israel president in american history. i think the last week has been a fitting punctuation mark on eight years of his leadership. second he was much harsher on his allies in his advice. it is not israelites building new neighborhoods around jerusalem it's the palestinians refuse to acknowledge the right to exist in the holy land. there well not be a peace agreement between the two. they reacted to that.
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here's what they said. >> we have absolute incontestable evidence that the united states organized, advanced and brought this resolution to the united nations security council. we will share the information with the incoming administration . l"?(yg.5/tu3t$;íp5çphgvq!ñ&: personally he's personally responsible for that evolution quote. they coordinated the vote. are you privy to evidence i'm not privy to what he speaking about. he knows how the real world works and how the united nations security council works. some of the countries that sponsor this. if barack obama and samantha power have not been speaking about the prospect and have not been creating i meant inside of the security council to let it come forward no
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country would have brought that revolution forward. it could've been brought forward and passed with explicit coordination with the other members of the council. shannon: you wrote about immigration. president-elect trump has that. to cut that back. there can be those who argue and say he didn't win the popular vote. the question whether we also need to slow legal immigration? >> it was a big issue in the campaign as well. te&ieóbyn=b on criminals andnjfhx@xaoun who are here illegally.dealers but for too long it has brought in too many unskilled and low skilled workers we needed immigration system that focuses on the well-being and needs of americans.
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they just the oath of citizenship. they simply don't need the levels that we have today. they're given out a million green cars per year. -- green cards per year. we need to focus on high skilled immigration that fits the need. we will be watching. thank you for your time today and happy new year. we will bring in our sunday group to discuss the rising tensions. plus what would you like to ask the panel about the move by the obama administration before donald trump takes office. we may use your question on the air.
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>> that's what we were standing up for. living side-by-side with its neighbors. >> israelis do not need to be lectured about the importance of peace. john carey response to israeli criticism. saint it was in the interest of preserving the two state solution to which benjamin netanyahu expressed disappointment. it's time now for our sunday group. we are going tof russia. we have this response seen i could respond in kind. we will see what the trump administration does. >> he is really waiting for that. the sanctions are meaningless
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once president obama leaves office. i think part of the reason we've seen this is because this is clearly very politically motivated by president obama. they very much question the effect of the sanctions i think it is very much been done to one demise and to try to approximate on foreign-policy. the unclassified e-mail server. 4,000 military they had compromised 22 million american with security information. and what was the reaction from the president. somehow this is what elicited a response from president obama. >> create an issue for his nominee in that he hasbl
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obviously lobbying against them. the business interest now he's can have to answer more questions about that going into a senate confirmation hearing. you expect them to request all communications and russia. for the last 10 years it's something where your to try to get as much information out of him as possible. it's not just that president obama and president trump are petitioning you can see in the response world leaders really shifted their attention. they no longer take president obama seriously. with the israel action there is real consequences of course. they're not so concerned about it. you see them shifting their attention as though he is the president and it really
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altering foreign-policy. at a time when he is tried to handcuff president-elect trump. >> we have a couple of tweets that went out. talking about this. ri israel treated like this. they used to have a friend in the u.s. but not anymore. it was a horrible iran deal. now this. january 20 is fast approaching. president-elect trump thank you for your warm friendship and clear-cut support for israel. >> there is a new sheriff in town without doubt. at that your interview was very interesting. he did a great job going through all of the transgressions that they committed against the united states over the past eight years. the timing of this is very curious the fact that the
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president has his dander up to do something about it. i think the sanctions have very little to do with vladimir putin or russia. and everything to do with donald trump and trying to set up something when he comes in is he going to reverse this how much political capital does he have to spend to do that. how much does that give democrats a political cudgel to use going forwardr"páe
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elected in president-elect and in the following way. juergen have to do something much stronger than the obama ministration did to retaliate against of putin regime. it's time to move on as he said this week. this can be much harder to do when you had republicans and democrats and other all of whom believe that these sanctions don't go far enough and that you need to do something much stronger to punish putin and his inner circle and what is president-elect do. in response to that pressure that's been a be put on him in january. tnuñfsñ+p]o+@l-ay2xy i wish the president had done more much earlier
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president-elect trump did make a key part of the selection about this effort to work with vladimir putin to combat terrorism. i agree the guy character and we didn't have to do anything with him. that was a major part of the campaign. if that's how that's how he wants to focus that relationship that's been settled at least. you have the president-elect coming in saying he wants to work with vladimir putin. yet hillary clinton with the reset he will learn very quickly i hope this is not a man we can work with. he will exploit every single weakness that he has. as a result the faster the president-elect understands that this is not somebody can work withf
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happens putin for what he does. we have howell wincing. how do they believe that they could accomplish by taking this action less than a month before the newly elected president takes over. and that is what has happened from this resolution. it will be very difficult for the united states to try to reverse it. regarding policy by the extension from that boat. i think what is deeply disturbing is he said that the abstention is representative of u.s. values. i think that really underscores the distorted viewpoint of the obama administration in the sense that they have said that the resolution tips the hand of the palestinians. you look at the palestinian
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authority. in 10% of the budget goes towards supporting and paying terrorists in their families. helping them rebuild their economy. you have the hamas spokesperson who is saying that they appreciate the resolution.÷'++qt/émm i think it's deeply disturbing that president obama÷vk that's representative of american values when we have popped up and helped these countries that support terrorism around the country. as he said this was an ambush attack and he called a declaration of war. they think this is representative of american values. >> the obama ministration is not delusional that it will bring about middle east peace. repositioning the democratic party going forward.
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>> we have to take a break here. up next who is on donald trump's short list for the supreme court. more than 100 federal court vacancies that he will inherit once he takes office. it's all coming up next.
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shannon: a look at the supreme court here in washington. they could seal the high courts. joining me now leonard leo. he has been working with the trump transition for evaluating potential nominees. happy new year. the president-elect has talked a lot about that.
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those that are pro life. those tests are inappropriate. your response. >> i think the president made very clear throughout the campaign that he was looking for justices who are going to interpret the constitution as ú7 %cw$áos$ d=z0÷*oñxt! that's what they're looking for in the justice on thedl supreme court. he's looking for someone who will be capable and bright. he wanted someone and i was going to be widely respected by the legal and judicial communities. he wanted someone who has a deep record of commitment to the constitution and those are all of the different factors that are being considered right now as the president and the transition culture the list. shannon: i want to give you a chance to respond to a new letter that is out. they are worried about his making good on the pledge to
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someone who is pro-life. attempts to nominate a stealth candidate was a field step of the past. at least a half dozen of the candidates lack a pro-life record. several of them had even written or spoken in ways that are at odds with this position. >> is a valid how well that they will make good on the promise. >> first of all, there many groups and are many groups and individuals weighing in on the qualifications of quite a number of people;[-h]etr we appreciate that because the president is working very hard to get this right. and these are people who have very deep records. in a lot of cases have to be read. we certainly
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the pro-life community and other groups are doing to weigh in on those and all of the information is being taken into consideration very carefully. see one i want to talk about some names that keep bubbling to the top. he is called rosie wade the worst abomination of history. 2011 decision seen as a landmark transition. he supported an absolutely revolutionary opinion in 2011 that anti- trans discrimination qualifies as discrimination. prior did not write the decision about he did but he did join in it. jh7# u.s. court of appeals judge.
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he has a very distinguished record of public service having served as the attorney general of alabama before serving. bill pryor has a very deep bench of judicial opinions and the transvestite case you reference is one of those cases where he was bound by precedent of the u.s. supreme court that involves gender stereotyping. and really that case is about applying supreme court precedent as faithfully as one can with is what a court of appeals judge has to do. if you apply those. i think that explains the ruling more than anything else. shannon: i want to make sure we talk about judge thomas hardeman he's on the younger side. i have to tell you chatter around him is that he is a
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favorite why is he on the list? >> he also has a very distinguished record of judicial service. he served both as an appeals ou?7eááyçúg mj2f=çúçíj$. we don't have many justices who understand how trial courts work. so i think that is very important. he has an interesting personal story in a sense that he drove a taxi cab to support his way through law school. he has a lot of the personal qualities as well as important intellectual qualities among others on the list. for those that are pushing them to consider appointing a woman to the edge she has voted to upload those.
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they have a couple of decisions that were conservative as well. into planned parenthood case. and against an indiana law that planned to do that. she has been criticized for a rule against the license plate. what is the case for her. >> she is a long deep record wn she was it justice on theoh;7óa1 wisconsin supreme court. she calls herself an originalist . and sometimes you have to take the law wherever it brings you. and in the case of some of these decisions that she has issued she is interpreting the constitution in light of supreme court precedent c can
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always just look at the results you click the methodology that they head in reaching that. in the original meaning of the constitution. those are the kinds of things that the president was hoping to have in the justice when he talks about a justice who is going to interpret the constitution the way it's meant to be. shannon: can you give us any hint on a timeline for these? >> that is up to the president of course the chief of staff and others have indicated they want to move as quickly as possible perhaps having someone nominated . the important thing to bear in mind is that we have one final  so ideally you would have someone who could be seated on the court at least by then to hear the final round of cases. you have a 50 day time for one
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of the most liberal justices in the court. hopefully we can have a nomination actively soon and in a process of about 50 or so days to get some he confirmed. and looks at filling more than hundred federal vacancies on the bench. thank you so much and happy new year. shannon: president-elect trump applauds the return of several jobs to the u.s. in the stock market run since the election.
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>> the combination of the sprint 5,000 jobs.
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and also one web 3,000 jobs. present elected trump claiming another victory in a plan to bring back thousands of jobs to the u.s. here in washington steve moore the heritage foundation. welcome to fox news sunday. i will start with you. do you give the president elect any credit for the jobs he talked about or for the weeks ago with the deals with carrier? >> i'm happy that the jobs are going to come back i'm nervous that the fact that donald trump is currently re- announcing jobs he already counted.# when softbank said they were going to move jobs and expand them if he have something to do with the first announcement
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shannon: either way does he get any credit for whether it was announced weeks ago or now? >> i would give him some credit for it. i would point out that under brock obama and the last seven years we've added 15 million private sector jobs. i think they're gonna need speed up the job creation if they want to match what has happened under brock obama but i give as an elected trump some credit for that. >> you know that they united steelworkers got into it with mister trump saint he wasn't telling the truth. he told the washington post is this the kind of thing a president can do making these individual deals. how is this can work. >> i think the idea during of going tome,jzp÷ww;j7ñd/jbyyo
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companies and sane look, don't leave the country now. good things are coming. in a very pro- business way. we will get a lot of these regulations that are strangling them. and basically i think he is sending a message to businesses saying stay here this is a good time to invest and the united states and i think he sending a message to those voters in those midwestern states like michigan and ohio and saying i have your back for the first time they said you can just wave a wand and have the jobs come back but i don't know if it's a magic wand but so far he has persuaded a number of major companies to invest and the united states. shannon: there is optimism from all corners on taxes and they're hoping that there will be some changes.
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steve mnuchin said that it's something that happens within the first 90 days of this presidency. with regards to individuals. eliminating personal exemptions in for businesses reducing the top corporate ñ't")%ne with the pass-through businesses as well.s9 is there anything that you hear and the tax plan that works for you. >> is not about me. people should go look at it themselves. donald trump ran a campaign that was largely policy free and the broad outlines he is about to do are not understood by the american people and they are in for a rude awakening. work in a can massively cut corporate taxes and it's good to be paid for by a value added base natural sales tax.
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i don't think they understood that that's what he was planning to do. and if they now propose it i meant to be very interested to see how people react to that. >> you were advising them along the way. i helped donald trump put the plan together. i disagree with austin. we were very specific about what that plan is. what we intended to do. that business tax cut. with the highest business tax rate and the world. it just doesn't work anymore for the united states to be competing against china and india and all of these countries and we are putting all of our companies at a disadvantage i described our corporate income tax.
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working to go from being the highest tax rate country and the world to the lowest it's good to be a magnet for businesses to move back to the united states. tax rates do matter. i think it will make us significant with change in terms of employment. you can have good without healthy businesses. shannon: is there some of it that we agree with? >> there is some of it i agree with. but if you believe that those are magic in stock beans look around the world and say who has the lowest corporate tax rate and the world i don't think just cutting corporate tax rates alone especially if b w#b)r3myqésc3ñ)>/) troll sales tax.
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if you look at what the trump administration is proposing it is going to blow up the deficit and the united states and it was promised to give us massive growth by george bush when he did almost procedures the very same people who said it was going to work in 2001 are saying it now. when they gave a massive free paper creation holiday. >> is accurate. i believe that this economy is very fragile. i think this has been an incredibly weak recovery every economist agrees that it's been a very flimsy recovery we have borrowed $10 trillion over the last eight years. it just hasn't worked.
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it's very consistent with what john f. kennedy did and the 1960s. those were two big boom qkáen-#pqimzçm áqon)%ch/n/ç824 we do want to get the regulations off of businesses.7#h we do want to have a pro- america energy policy. if we do all of the things we can go from 2% growth under obama to 4% growth under trap. that deficit starts to decline very rapidly. i think we would all agree that that's a tough thing to get done on capitol hill. happy new year. >> we will bring back the panel for the future of the democratic party. and the claim that he could have defeated donald trump for a third term.
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>> i am confident that if i had run again and articulated it i could have mobilized a majority of the american people to rally behind it. he is in an interview with david axelrod expressing confidence that he could have defeated donald trump for a third term. charles, what do you make of that? >> it's another example of the president seen the problem here was that the american
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it was a rejection of not only of hillary clinton but of eight years of president obama's policies. he will always go down as a successful president in his mind to his party and the things that he was pushing. shannon: the vice president in an interview has some interesting thoughts on exactly what happened to the democratic party. i believe we were not letting an awful lot of people know that we understood their problems. he talked to a bit of elitism that crept into party thinking. he talked about how equality doesn't actually feed people.
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he has never lacked confidence in his own abilities and that has helped him tremendously. the recognition of what i meant to his own party and what limitations and how far leftbú@bj from their policies addressing the needs i think it really needs to in there come back they need to recognize their shortcomings and provide an offered offer solution to the american people. a lot of people look at the lobbying and they look at some of the people who have been in that mix are presented of keith ellison. and say those are not the most moderate people and the party does it not get that average americans don't want the far left progressive agenda they want to see and feed their families. it has to be someone that understands the mechanics and
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what the ideology is largely irrelevant and the face of that. what is relevant is the message that they're putting out. the pain of the people out there. after the election a very easy for me sitting in new york or washington to say something more people have healthcare thanks to obama care that many lot moresás0f1í :)om÷ngj'y@,ádñ money out of pocket for that healthcare. saying these are not the kind of jobs we want. there is a failure of communication some elitism when it comes to being condescending to say that their life is great responsibility for that right after the election. going forward that's with what the party needs to communicate.
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they are about to lose a tremendous amount of healthcare and those are the people that voted for donald trump. they need to explain to them why those policies are harmful. we can keep talking and the mirror about how great things are when for a lot of people they are not that great. shannon: we know this is one of the big upcoming fights on hell. >> were always listening. it's a threat to the access and care in our country. >> they will be listening but they will not be on board with 2wcá&ine 0m4 there are 10 senators that are inning for reelection states that donald trump one. what is interesting before the 2016 election the fact that it was a mistake they should have
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focused on middle-class voters and policies. if you remember before 2016 he made that comment. i think it really came from a place of insecurity. and someone who has done most of his legacy there. it's going to be eradicated. the fact that we have a president who has been so focused on his legacy and then so much and the name of legacy much of what he has done is simply going to go away as he lost the election. it was done in a strictly partisan basis. we've never seen before. i found not to be really interesting. i think they need to refocus its message more largely speaking. some of it was done through executive action.y
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it was a much tougher business to legislate there. will a president trump be different in that respect. they were very good at sniping can actually govern. they then take responsibility for the entire health care system much and the same way that president obama did when he implemented obama care. huge upheaval. it really creates a huge problem. >> i think they will need that. we will see you next sunday. we want to thank you for watching each week throughout the very busy news here. we look ahead to 2017 we want to see these names all of the people that work so hard every
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week to put the show on the air. chris will be back next week. we will see you next fox news sunday.
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