February 7th, 2016
01:07 PM ET

Governor Christie “I think the whole race changed last night"

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ), Republican presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the GOP debate, New Hampshire primary and more.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666;

Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com; Brooke Lorenz- Brooke.Lorenz@turner.com

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Christie on his performance in the GOP debate: “I hope that what I showed people last night is that I'm the person who's best prepared to beat Hillary Clinton. If Republicans want someone who can get on that stage and hold Hillary Clinton to task for the things that she's done and the things she's proposing, and they - and they're trying to choose between me and Marco Rubio, I think last night showed what they should do.  You need someone with experience, someone tested and ready. Let's remember this, Jake, this is not about me.  It's about the American people.  They want an effective

 

Christie on Rubio:  “I think the whole race changed last night, because you know, there was a march amongst some in the chattering class to anoint Senator Rubio.  I think after last night, that's over. And so I think there could be four or five tickets now out of New Hampshire, because the race is so unsettled now.  You can't trust Senator Rubio to be the nominee of this party.  And that's what I was saying last night. We need someone who's been tested and ready to go against Hillary Clinton.  You just had her own.  She is a skilled debater.  She's an experienced Washington insider.  And you'd better have somebody on there who can take her on. Senator Rubio proved last night he can't do that.  So now let's get to the next phase.  And I'm ready to go….. there's been a march for Senator Rubio.  Mr. Trump has been where he's been in New Hampshire and been fairly steady there.  The fact is that Senator Rubio is unprepared to be president of the United States. Now, there could be a time where I go after Mr. Trump as well.  But, you know, those are decisions for me to make. As I said to - to someone recently, I said, you know, I engage at a time of my choosing.  And that when I did it.  And I chose last night to engage with Senator Rubio, because the stakes are so high here in New Hampshire. We cannot nominate what the Democrats did eight years ago, a first term senator unprepared for the world, unprepared for the race….. All New Hampshire voters who are out there this morning, you watched last night. Do you think this is a Marco Rubio coronation? Do you think this is what should happen? Or do you need someone who's been tested, tested by Hurricane Sandy, tested by a Democratic legislature, tested by a hostile media in New York City? I've been tested in a way that Senator Rubio never has been.”

 

Christie on final days leading up to the New Hampshire primary: “…I'm going to close the deal with the voters in New Hampshire in the last three days.  And - and what they should know is when you vote for who you believe is the best person to be president, you're never wasting your vote.”

 

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February 7th, 2016
01:01 PM ET

Kasich: "so many Democrats walk up to me and say, hey, we like you, we hope you're going to be the Republican."

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor John Kasich (R-OH), Republican presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the New Hampshire primary and the 2016 presidential election.

 


For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666;

Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com; Brooke Lorenz- Brooke.Lorenz@turner.com

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Kasich on being an establishment candidate:  “Jake, I am not in any establishment lane.  I have never been the establishment.  I'm not anti-establishment.  But look, I make the establishment very nervous.  I've always....Because I'm a change agent.” 

 

Kasich on relationship with democrats: “TAPPER:Why do you think so many conservatives look at you as not one of them] KASICH: I don't know.  It's a mystery to me.  When you've balanced as many budgets as I have, cut as much taxes, been for as much school choice, reformed welfare, end the entitlement, go through all of this, grow government at a very small amount.  I - I don't understand it, other than maybe sometimes I say we need to work together with the Democrats because I believe that everybody ought to have an opportunity to rise.  You know, the mentally ill, the drug-addicted.  I don't know, maybe that - they don't like that tone. But the only reason I said what I said is I have had so many Democrats walk up to me and say, hey, we like you, we hope you're going to be the Republican.  We're not going to vote for you in the fall, but, you know, we - we think you - you make a lot of sense.You know, look, I'm in a Republican primary, but if any - whoever is going to like me, I consider that to be a good thing.  But it shows my ability, perhaps, to reassemble that old Reagan coalition, those blue collar Democrats.  That's what my father was. So I think I might send a signal out that it's safe if you're a Democrat and you're a conservative to look at a Republican.”

 

Kasich on the New Hampshire primary:“We'll know on the 10th.  Look, we're going to do very well, Jake, because I mean you should see the army of volunteers we have.  It's just unbelievable….. I think they think that they're part of something that's different, that's bigger than themselves.  I've always had campaigns like this.  Somehow, people get revved up and they see it as something more than a campaign.  Maybe it's the positive campaign.  Maybe it's the way that I'm able to talk about economic growth and helping people. I don't know.  I - I heard, after the debate, that they took a poll and, you know, like I'd risen really dramatically among millennials, which is really cool.  I always get along with - with young people….”

 

 

Kasich on a potential Bloomberg candidacy:  “TAPPER:  You spoke highly of Mike Bloomberg this week, saying that he might be the kind of person you would like to turn around the IRS if you become president.

KASICH:  Well, I was mentioning people.  I said who could be the IRS? Somebody in the crowd squid - because my town halls are so much fun.  You know, Bloomberg.  Somebody said Mitt Romney… Bloomberg wouldn't do that…. Well, I - here's what I know.  I knew that he loves to play golf and so do I.  And if I praise him, he may take me to some of his very fancy golf courses…. I don't think he's talking about it…. think he's having fun…. I've talked to his aides.”

 

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February 7th, 2016
11:15 AM ET

Clinton on sexism in American politics: "we are still living with a double standard and I know it. Every woman I know knows it."

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the upcoming CNN Democratic Debate in Flint, Michigan, her Democratic presidential rival Bernie Sanders, and the role of sexism in American politics.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com; Brooke Lorenz- Brooke.Lorenz@turner.com

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Clinton responds to the Flint water crisis: “Well, Jake, congratulations on doing the debate in Flint. It's really important we keep the spotlight on this problem… There is no - there is no acceptable level of lead for kids… Well, I think it has to be absolutely investigated to figure out what happened.  Why wasn't this sounding alarms everywhere?... I know there will be a lot of people focusing on what happened and that's really important, because we do have to, you know, open this inquiry more broadly.  You know, I’ve said that we've got places in our country where we have asthma rates at 500 times higher, killing, you know, young children of color than anybody else because of where they live and what they're exposed to.”

 

Clinton on the Sanders campaign’s attacks against her: “Well. that's their - that’s their typical, you know, artistic smear.  You know, the campaign sends out something, gets people riled up, and then they say oh no, we're running a positive campaign.  Enough. OK, I’m glad you raised this, because I really do want to get this record straight once and for all.  I worked with Senator Warren with whom I have the highest regard, in 2000 to stop a very bad bankruptcy bill…You can look at what I said in 2001.  You can look at what I said in 2005.  And so I’m glad to set this record straight. You know, but this kind of attack by innuendo, insinuation is really getting old.  You know, hey can't point to anything.  They are grabbing at straws to make this case.”

 

Clinton on the role of sexism in American politics: “Look, we are still living with a double standard and I know it.  Every woman I know knows it.  Whether you're in the media as a woman, or you're in the professions or business or politics.  And I don't know anything other to do than to just keep forging through it and just taking the slings and arrows that come with being a woman in the arena. You know, sometimes I talk soft.  Sometimes I get passionate and I get a little bit excited.  I don't know any man who doesn't do the same thing.  And I find it sort of interesting that all of a sudden this is a big discussion about me, once again.”

 

Clinton on her strategy moving forward: “People deserve to be upset.  But what I'm saying - and maybe it's not the most popular theme these days.  You know, get angry, vent, but then realize anger is not a plan and venting is not a strategy, and we have work to do.  And I'm confident we can do that work.”


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February 7th, 2016
11:13 AM ET

Trump "I want to win New Hampshire, but I don't think I have to win it"

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Donald Trump, GOP presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the Iowa Caucuses, the New Hampshire Primary, and advanced interrogation techniques.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

 

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Trump on how he needs to perform in the New Hampshire Primary: “I think I'm going to do very well.  I have a great relationship between the vets and all of the people of New Hampshire.  They just seem to be very positive for me.  They have known me for a long time.  And they're great people.  I think I'm going to do very well in New Hampshire. But, no, I don't - I don't think - I want to win New Hampshire, but I don't think I have to win it, no.”

 

Trump on his performance in the Iowa Caucuses: “There wasn't a loss.  I came in second.  And I only came in second because of the fact that Cruz took a lot of votes away from Carson that should not have been taken away.  I mean, he's apologized, but I don't know what comes of that.  Let's see what happens. But that was the only reason I came in second.  So, I came in second out of the original 17 candidates.  I don't consider that a loss, Jake, and I probably came in first in actuality… And my second-place finish, which, again, I say was first-place - but my second-place finish had more votes than anybody in the history of that whole thing - history.  That includes everybody, other than Cruz.”

 

Trump explains his view on enhanced interrogation techniques: [TAPPER]: “How would you bring it back, if it is currently a war crime under U.S. law?”

[TRUMP]: “Well, I would go through a process and get it declassified, frankly. And I would - certainly water-boarding at a minimum.  They're chopping off heads of Christians and many other people in the Middle East.  They're chopping heads off.  They laugh at us when they hear that we're not going to approve water-boarding, and then they will have a James Foley and others where they cut off their heads… when they're chopping off the heads of people, and innocent people in most cases, beyond water-boarding is fine with me.”

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February 7th, 2016
09:30 AM ET

Sanders discussing the New Hampshire primary: "We think it's gonna be a close election"

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Democratic presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the New Hampshire Primary, SNL, and much more.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

 

 

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Sander’s on Clinton’s speech transcripts: [TAPPER]: “Hillary Clinton, so far, has been asked by journalists to release transcripts from speeches, especially those to Goldman Sachs and others. Do you think she should and what do you think would be revealed in those transcripts?”

[SANDERS]: “No idea. I have no idea what she said and I think the decision as to whether or not to release it is her decision.”

[TAPPER]: “You don't have a positon on it at all?”

[SANDERS]: “No.”

 

Sanders responds to “Bernie Bros”: “I have heard about it. It's disgusting. Look we don't want that crap. We can't you know, and we will do everything we can and I think we have tried. Look, you know that-that anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is-we don't want them. I don't want that. That is not what this campaign is about.”

 

Sanders responds to Larry David’s SNL impression of him: [TAPPER]: “Before this election season ever began did you ever look at Larry David and think "That guy could play me someday?”

[SANDERS]: “No, I admired him, I loved his television show, but no. I did not make the connection between Larry David and myself… Well he plays me a little bit better than I play me.”

 

Sanders on big money influence over lawmakers: “It ain't nuanced! Big money controls what goes on in Washington. Every American understands that. You have to be very naïve not to believe that the wealthiest and most powerful institutions in this country are contributing huge amounts of money- for what reason? For the heck of it? They just want to have fun and contribute that money? Of course they expect something. But that is different than saying, oh this candidate took that amount of money and voted that way. That is not what I'm saying. What I am saying is you have a corrupt campaign finance system. I will do everything I can to overturn this disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court Decision, and in fact, I believe we should have public funding of elections.”

 

 

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February 3rd, 2016
06:13 PM ET

Bush on Trump's performance in Iowa: "Donald Trump lost. And he'd better get used to it."

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Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), GOP presidential candidate, joined the program, to discuss the New Hampshire Primary and his GOP presidential rivals.  Please see below for a full rushed transcript.


Visit http://www.cnn.com/shows/the-lead for additional information.

 

Please credit all usage to CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper

 

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Bush on Trump: “Well, what I first make of it is that Donald Trump lost.  And he'd better get used to it, because it may happen more often than once.  He lost.  He talks about how he's going to win everything.  He didn't win this one.  And Ted Cruz gets credit for winning the Iowa Caucuses. But now the reset button has been pushed.  We're in New Hampshire now.  And look, I just think it's more important to focus on what - what people in the Granite State care about right now. And what they care about is someone with detailed plans to fix the mess in Washington.”

 

 

Bush reacts to Christie’s claim that New Hampshire is a race between himself and Rubio: “I love Chris Christie.  He is a - he's a great campaigner, he's a good friend and he's been an effective governor.  But the race is wide open.  The idea that it's between he and Marco Rubio is a, you know, look, that's just the way politics works. We're - we're working hard and - and so is Chris.  You know, I admire that.  But I'm working really hard.  And my message of having a proven conservative record of accomplishment matches up pretty well against Senator Cruz and Senator Rubio, who have nothing in their background that would suggest they can make a tough decision.”

 

 

Bush on his new Trump attack ad: [TAPPER]: “I did find it kind of interesting that you didn't mention the one group, Muslims, that Trump has suggested should be barred from entering the United States. Why didn't you mention them?”

[BUSH]: “I do mention it on the stump all the time, that we should - we should be respectful of people of the Muslim faith.  Americans that are patriotic that are of the Muslim faith are just as American as I am.  And I do that all the time, Jake.  And I'm not sure why in that riff, it was not mentioned.  But it's - I bring it up all the time. And it's also - it makes it harder for us to have the appropriate foreign policy to destroy ISIS when you say you're going to ban Muslims, who you need to rely on to create a coalition to be able to defeat ISIS and bring about stability in Syria so that we can be kept safe.”

 

 

Bush defends his attacks on Rubio: “Look, you - you think it's tough right now, wait until Hillary Clinton's hit machine hits the party's nominee.  This is beanbag compared to what's going to likely happen when if she wins. She has no compelling positive message.  She's going to scrape the bark off the Republican nominee.  Everybody ought to be, you know, getting ready for it. And Marco's got an ad, his super PAC has an ad attacking me.  You're not seeing me crying crocodile tears about it.  That's just the way it is.”

 

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January 31st, 2016
12:58 PM ET

Rubio on Cruz: "The lie that his whole campaign is built on is that he's the only conservative...it's absurd."

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss tomorrow’s Iowa Caucus.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

 

CNN POLITICS STORY: 'No one is unbeatable,' Rubio says

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Rubio on Cruz: “Yes, so Ted's - the lie that his whole campaign is built on is that he's the only conservative and everyone else is a sellout and a rino, and it's absurd.  Even on immigration. I mean, he helped design George W. Bush's immigration policy.  He talked openly in an interview - national interview about needing to reach a compromise on people that are here illegally.  I mean, there's a tweet that was going around yesterday that he put out during the immigration debate talking about legalization.  He said he wanted to bring people out of the shadows.  He said he wanted to obviously pass immigration reform. So I think it's just not an accurate statement.”

 

Rubio on Trump’s candidacy: “No one is - it’s a very unusual year.  No one is unbeatable. This election is not going to be decided by one or two states.  I think the race will narrow after a couple states, but no one - myself or anyone else - is going to have to earn this nomination.  And it is going to be a very unusual, highly contested, I think, longer-than-usual process given the size of the field and given the challenge before the country.”

 

Rubio on Cruz’s campaign strategy: “But this whole notion Ted has that he's the only conservative, I think as people learn more about his record, they'll realize what her really is very calculated.  He's always looking to take whatever position it takes to win votes or raise money.  You know, we're not going to beat Hillary Clinton with someone that will say or do anything to get elected.”

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January 31st, 2016
12:55 PM ET

Sanders on his performance in Iowa: "I think you're going to look at one of the biggest political upsets in the modern history of our country."

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Democratic presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss tomorrow’s Iowa Caucus.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

 

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

 

CNN Politics Story: Sanders: Clinton emails 'very serious issue'

 

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Sanders on how he can pull out a win in Iowa Caucus: “Well, Jake, you know, when we started this campaign here in Iowa, we were 50 or 60 points behind Secretary Clinton. We have come a long, long way.  And the reason for that is, we have 15,000 volunteers who today are going to be knocking on doors.  They're going to be making telephone calls.  They're going to be urging people in very large numbers to come out and vote… So, I'm feeling good, Jake.  Our issues are out there.  People are really enthusiastic.  And if people come out to vote, I think you're going to look at one of the biggest political upsets in the modern history of our country.”

 

Sanders commits to a Flint debate: [TAPPER]: “Will you debate in Flint, Michigan?  Is that OK with you?”

[SANDERS]: “Sure.  I don't have a problem.  But I - as I understand it, this is what happened.  You know, the DNC, without my input, without our campaign's input, announced six - six debates.  And then, suddenly, Secretary Clinton, because she may not be doing so well in New Hampshire, she wanted another debate. And I said, fine, you want another debate, that's great, but let's do at least three other debates in California.  Let's do one in New York.  Let's do one in Michigan.  But, obviously, if you do one in Michigan, you want to do it before their primary, not after their primary.”

 

Sanders on his campaign’s foreign policy advisers: [SANDERS]: “Look, we have been talking in the last month to, you know, many, many, many people who are very knowledgeable about national security issues and foreign policy issues.”

[TAPPER]:  I know that you assert that you have the right judgment, but I'm just wondering if you could name a former military official who...”

[SANDERS]: “There are too many…Larry Korb is one.”

 

Sanders clarifies his position on Clinton’s email scandal: [TAPPER]: “Should voters take from those comments that you think nothing was done was wrong when it comes to how Secretary Clinton...”

[SANDERS]: “No.  No, that is not, I think, a fair assessment. I think this is a very serious issue.  I think there is a legal process right now taking place.  And what I have said - and - you know, and I get criticized.  You know, Bernie, why don't you attack Hillary Clinton? There is a legal process taking place.  I do not want to politicize that issue.  It is not my style.  And what I am focusing on, Jake, are the issues impacting the middle class of this country.”


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January 31st, 2016
12:30 PM ET

Cruz: "A vote for Marco is a vote for amnesty."

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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), GOP presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss tomorrow’s Iowa Caucus.

 

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

 

Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com

 

CNN POLITICS STORY: Cruz targets Rubio ahead of Iowa caucuses

 

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

 

Cruz on his performance in Iowa: [TAPPER]: “So, you don't have to win here, necessarily?”

[CRUZ]: “No, absolutely - we don't view any state as a must-win. I think we're positioned to do very well in Iowa.  I think we have worked very hard.  You know, the grassroots team we have got is unbelievable.  It is second to none.  We have got 200,000 volunteers nationwide.  We have got 12,000 volunteers on the ground here in Iowa.”

 

Cruz on his and Rubio’s positions on immigration: “Now, if you're asking, who can I trust to do what he said, the fact that, on a signature issue, Marco broke his promise to the American people is significant.  That would be like me coming to Washington and suddenly discovering I was for Obamacare.  That would be commensurate with what Marco did. And so a vote for Marco is a vote for amnesty.  And I will tell you this.  If we nominate a candidate who supports amnesty, who has the same position on amnesty as Hillary Clinton, we will lose.  The same millions of Reagan Democrats, of steelworkers and autoworkers and truck drivers and electricians who stayed home in 2008 and '12, they will stay home in 2016.”

 

Cruz on Trump skipping the most recent GOP presidential debate: “I get that it is unpleasant to have your record subject to scrutiny, to be potentially criticized. But this is a job interview.  You know, if I was coming to work for you, Jake, if I was interviewing with you, and I called you up and said, I'm not willing to show up at the job interview, you wouldn't hire me.  And I think that's what Donald said to the people of Iowa, that he wasn't willing to submit to the scrutiny.”

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January 24th, 2016
01:40 PM ET

Bush on Flint water crisis: "I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now"

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Today on CNN’s State of the Unionformer Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL), GOP presidential candidate, joined anchor, Jake Tapper to discuss the Flint water crisis and 2016 presidential politics.
 
For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.
 
MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”
 
Contacts: Lauren Pratapas — Lauren.Pratapas@turner.com; 202.465.6666; Zachary Lilly – Zachary.Lilly@turner.com
 
TEXT HIGHLIGHTS
 
Bush on Trump: “And, frankly, the reason why Donald Trump does well is, there's a perception of strength, but the reality is, when people think about it, it's not strong to denigrate women.  It's not strong to insult Hispanics.  It's certainly not strong to call John McCain a loser because he was a POW.  And it's - God forbid, it's not strong to suggest - to disparage the disabled.  More and more people listening to Donald Trump, I think, realize that he's not the strong horse.  He's insecure and he's weak.”

Bush on a potential Bloomberg 3rd Party run: You know what?  That's not going to happen.  The party process is going to work far differently than what the pundits are saying.  I totally believe that. Mike Bloomberg is a good man.  We disagree on a whole lot of things, but he's a good person and he's a patriot.  And he wants the best for the country.  But we have differing views.  And I want to be the conservative candidate to run - to lead the conservative party into the general election.  That's my focus.”
 
Bush on the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan: “It is a tragedy.  I admire Rick Snyder for stepping up right now.  He's going through the challenge.  And he's fired people and accepted responsibility to fix this.  This is going to be a long-term challenge. But it does point out that we're - we have a 20th century regulatory system on a 21st century world.  Someone needs to change how we go about Washington's role in this, where there's more accountability and more transparency, so that when reports are done, they're thoroughly vetted. You don't need insular regulatory agencies that are blaming each other. That's what happened in this case, and it's just wrong.”
 
Bush on his brother President George W. Bush coming on the campaign trail with him: [TAPPER]: “You said this week you expect your brother George W. Bush to be campaigning by your side.  Is that going to happen before Iowa?”
[BUSH]: “ No, I don't think it is because of schedules.  But I hope he's going to be involved. And the campaign is working with him on that.  He's a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he has been incredibly supportive of me.  I love him dearly.  And I expect to see him out on the campaign trail, but no details yet about when.”   
 
  

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