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government getting its way. that is ever show. see you next week. good night. up and senator claire mccaskill's response coming up. remain proud and fearless. i'm chris wallace. the house passes a budget bill but ties it to defunding obama care putting the government to shut down in just eight days. >> our message to the united states senate is real simple. the american people don't want the government shut down and they don't want obama care. >> any bill that defunds obama care is dead. dead. >> and right at the center of the debate, republican senator ted cruz who's threatening a fill buster. >> i will do everything necessary and anything possible to defund obama care. >> senator cruz joins us live.
it's a fox news sunday exclusive. then, syria submits an inventory of its chemical weapons program as secretary of state kerry calls on the u.n. to act. >> this fight about chemical weapons is not a game. it's real. it's important. >> we'll discuss what happens next with former weapons inspector charles duelfer. plus, lawmakers are calling for aggressive background checks. we'll talk with claire mccaskill who is leading the charge. and our power play of the week. iylana trump. all right now on fox news sunday. hello again from fox news in
washington. well, the clock is ticking. the government shuts down in just eight days unless congress agrees on a bill to fund federal agencies. on friday, the house passed a measure to keep the government going until mid-december but also cut off funding for obama care and, as
you just heard, majority leader harry reid says that it done in the senate. joining me is senator ted cruz. senator, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thank you, chris. good to be with you today. >> we just played a chip, you saying that you will do everything you can to block whatever you can to block a bill that you actually support which would fund the government but defund obama care. so how are you going to get other republican senators on board to block a bill that you support? >> well, let's be clear, last week's vote was a tremendous
victory. just a few weeks ago, no pundit in washington thought it was possible. we would see the vote we saw on friday. last week, the house of representatives voted to defund obama care and now next week, as you note, the fight moves to the senate
and i think next week is a time for party unity. i think next week all senate republicans, i hope, should come together and support the house bill. in my view, senate republicans should stand united to stop harry reid from changing the house bill and, in particular, from inserting the funding from obama care with 5 1 votes, whether he can just use democrats to put obama care back. we can stop harry reid from doing that. >> i'm confused. are you going to block consideration of the bill? basically, the first issue is, are you going to allow consideration of the bill?
and you can filibuster that. after you lose that, then a simple majority could eliminate obama care. are you going to allow consideration of the bill, have an up or down vote on defunding obama care or are you going to block them from even taking up a bill which you support? >> well, the first order of business is going to ask harry reid whether he will allow a 60-vote threshold. we have a lot of amendments that are subject to 60-vote thresholds. in all likelihood he's going to say no because he wants to use brute force exactly the same way he passed the bill three years ago. if he does that, we have the tool that we always use when the majority leader is abusing his power, which is we can deny. we will not allow you to add the funding back with obama care with just 51 votes.
>> sir, if i may, it's senate rule it22 and it says after you take cloature that you can pass a bill by minimum majority. that's a rule. >> chris, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. there is that rule but there's another rule that says you need 60 votes to get cloture. because the my nortif the minor going to run over the majority with a train, the minority has a responsibility to stop that. and i'm going to do this on a 51 vote threshold and it should be an easy way for them to stand
united and any vote for cloture to allow harry reid to add funding for obama care with just a 51-vote cloture and i think they are going to stand side by side with speaker bone nehner. >> a couple of questions. first of all, you need 41 votes. you're one vote. you need 40 other republican senators to go with you to block consideration at the house bill and the senate. how many votes do you have right now, senator? >> well, we don't know right now and this week we'll determine. look, this has been a fast-moving target. just a few weeks ago we didn't have the votes needed in the house or in the senate and my view all along was this was going to be multiple stages. stage one was unify the american people. we've seen nearly 1.6 million
americans sign a national petition at dontfundit.com. stage three is next week where senate republicans -- it's now our turn to unify, stand together with house republicans and then the next step, look, this may end up going back to the house and i hope and fully believe the house will continue the fight and if we take this to the american people, i believe the next step after that is starting to get red state democrats, starting to get, if you're a mark pryor or a mary landrieu and you start to get 50,000 calls from your constituents, it changes it. >> senator, here's the question that everyone, on both sides is asking in washington, which is, what is your end game?
let's say that you block consideration of any bill in the senate or let's say that you lose and the bill goes into the senate and they take out obama care and send it back to the house? what's your end game because the government is going to shut down a week from monday. >> well, i don't want the government to shut down. the american people don't want the american people to shut down and i don't think harry reid or president obama should shut down the government. look, if that happens, if harry reid kills this bill in the senate, the house should hold its ground and should begin passing smaller continuing resolutions one department at a time and it should start with focused on the military. fund the military, send it over. let's see if harry reid is willing to shut down the military just because he wants to force obama care on the american people. i think that would be a very perilous decision for harry reid to make and the house can keep driving this. look, the house is the only body where republicans have a majority. the house has to lead on this.
i view my job and mike lee's job as providing as much support and air cover for the house to stand up and lead and i commend them for having done that last week. >> senator, i think it's fair to say that you have ticked off a whole bunch of your senate republicans who feel that you have gotten them into this fight without an end game, without a strategy. i want to put some of their criticisms on the screen. congress ma'am tim griffin of arkansas wrote, so far senate republicans are good at getting facebook likes and town halls, not much else. do something. republican congressman pete king of new york calls you a fraud. if he can deliver on this, fine. if he can't, he should keep quiet from now on and we shouldn't listen to him. senator bob corker of tennessee said, i didn't go to har vovard but i can count. they say that you are pushing them into a fight that you don't know how to finish.
senator? >> well, look, there are lots of folks in washington that can choose to throw rocks and i'm not going to resciprocate. a broader problem is that we have career politicians who are not listening to the american people. i spent the entire month of august traveling around texas speaking to the american people. obama care is driving up insurance rates, causing them to be pushed into part-time work and for them to lose their health insurance. people are not happy because they are hearing from their constituents in overwhelming numbers that constituents are saying, stand up and fight, stand up for principle. don't have an exception for congress and big corporations that doesn't apply to the american people. >> senator, i want to pick up on that. democrats feel that you have given them the political high ground in all of this. i want to play what president obama said yesterday last night
for the congressional black caucus. >> you'd be willing to shut down the government and potentially default for the first time in the united states history because it bothers you so much that we're actually going to make sure that everybody has affordable health care. >> senator, you're completely right, according to the poll, people don't want to shut down the government to have this fight. there's a new republican poll out late last week, a republican poll, winston group, 71 to 23, don't shut down the government over this. >> well, there's a lot of polls last week that said the majority of americans want obama care defunded. what is interesting, last week for the first time in years "wall street journal" found that americans trust republicans on
health care. chris, let me suggest the whole reason why is because we've been standing up leading the fight to defund obama care. voters have learned enough talk from washington, stand up and do it and, listen, all you have to do is get out of washington, d.c., and go listen to the american people. you talk to people that are struggling for jobs and finding their hours forcibly reduced to 29 hours a week. by the way, the people who are hurting, i hear from my constituents every single day, women with pre-existing conditions who are losing their health care because of obama care. >> senator, i hate to interrupt. we're almost out of time. i want to ask you one direct question. you have a lot of valid criticisms over obama care. we're going to ask senator mccaskill about that. if this ping-pongs back to the house and it's a question of whether keep obama care or shut down the government, what's your position? keep the government going or keep fighting about obama care?
>> i believe we should stand our ground and i don't think harry reid and barack obama should shut down the federal government. look, the house voted last week to fund the federal government. if harry reid kills that, harry reid is response ible for shuttg down the government. he should listen to the american people. don't fund obama care because it's hurting the american people. it's not working. that's why the unions want out. that's why senate democrats want out, because it's not working. >> senator, we're going to talk about that with senator mccaskill in the next segment. thank you for joining us today and we'll stay on top of the battle of the budget. should be interesting. >> thank you, chris. up next, syria submits an initial inventory of its chemical weapons stockpile. and then, senator claire mccaskill on syria and the government shutdown and the massacre at the fighting constipation by eating healthier, drinking plenty of water,
for a store near you go to benjaminmoore.com/bayarea. the syrian government has met its first deadline in the agreement to destroy its chemical weapons stockpile. on friday, a senate watchdog had an accounting of the arsenal and they are surprised by the completeness of the inventory declaring it better than expected. joining me is charles duelfer, a former chemical weapons inspector in 2003. what do you make of the response by the assad regime and the reaction from the obama
administration? >> well, so far so good. remember how far we have come in two weeks. they were talking about a military strike, albeit limited, to address the problem of syrian's chemical weapons. it looks like the russian's have moved forward on this. last week lavrov by inspections. he's the only person who probably could have done that. because he knows the syrians and nose the disarmarmant process. so far, so good. i would point out that the russian's appear to be keeping the syrian on this. >> assad has a history of delay and lying. the russians have been known to delay on those kinds of issues. given assad and the russians, how confident that we can beat this timetable to destroy
syria's chemical weapons stockpile by the middle of next year? >> chris, one, the syrians have had chemical weapons for decades. they have some capacity on their own to destroy old and aging munitions. secondly, there's going to be a lot of international support for this. my guess is that the work will not be done inside syria but some taken outside of syria. the other point that i would make is that syria probably has a lot of experience of moving this around. it can be pretty quickly. i'm relatively optimistic that this narrow objective in a very complicated situation in syria, the narrow objective of getting rid of the chemical weapons is a case where russians and americans are congruing. >> in the days after the august
21st chemical weapons attack, there were all kinds of reports that the syrian military was dispersing its chemical weapons, moving it to places where it would be sheltered. what about the possibility that assad could simply ship some of his chemical weapons to allies in the region? >> well, this is obviously a question that inspectors will have to look at. practically speaking, the hardest part of this stage is getting the bureaucracies right. setting up the chemical weapons treaty convention and a bureaucracy in the u.s. and the security council. it will be key to watch for who is going to be the person to head this. when you see that person named and identified, you'll get a better idea whether this is going to move forward smartly.
obviously have to worry about syrian cheating but the russians are going to be hurt and embarrassed if bashar al assad is caught cheating in this case. >> mr. duthank you for coming i giving us your perspective on this. joining me now is senator claire mccaskill. what's your reaction to the assad regime meeting its first deadline, declaring its inventory of chemical weapons and do you think the syrians will live up to their agreement? >> i think putin is doing the right thing but for the wrong reasons. he obviously now has an international stake in making good on what he has said and he wants to be relevant in the world. so putin has clearly moved the ball quickly. i credit secretary kerry and our entire team for a credible threat of military force which
brought people to the table and we're pleasantly surprised because we have a good idea of what they have and clearly what they've revealed is a pretty good effort. so we've got to trust but verify, as president reagan said, and, you know, keep our eye on them because we don't trust -- we don't really trust putin but they are doing the right thing if it is for the wrong reasons. >> you talked about how we ended up in the situation. it was a very curious and controversial path. a few days ago, president obama's two secretaries of defense from the first term both blasted him for his actions in this whole syria matter. take a look. >> when the president of the united states draws a red line, the credibility of this country is dependent on him backing up his word. when we draw a line and we give our word, dammit, we back it up.
>> someone asked the president the other day, do you trust putin? my answer would be, are you kidding me? >> senator, leon panetta says if you draw a red line you've got to enforce it. bob gates says it's a joke to trust putin. however we ended up here, didn't president obama really make a hash of this? >> well, i think it's very easy to always monday morning quarterback in a really difficult mess like this is. there are no good solutions to this problem. there was no good answer. it's a civil war where we're not sure who the bad guys and the good guys are but we did know that there were chemical weapons used and what the president has accomplished, no matter how he got here, he's got putin doing the right thing and he's got assad recognizing and admitting that he has chemical weapons and them moving in the right direction to get rid of them and that's what this was about. and so you can monday morning quarterback the way it went
about. the play calling. but the results are a win for national security and for the standard of our nation being the moral high ground in the world. >> i just want to point out, it was leon panetta and job gates, the two secretaries of defense that were monday morning quarterbacking. >> everybody was. >> pardon some. >> everybody was monday morning quarterbacking. >> is i guess it's part of the constitution. president rouhani is talking about ceasing the opportunity for better relations between the u.s. and iran. should president obama sit down with rouhani at the u.n. this week? >> well, i don't know about that. but i do know there are some good signals and we need to celebrate the good signals and we need to make our decisions in consultation with israel. it is, in fact, israel that they
have threatened to wipe off the globe and it is posh that we stay locked with israel as we approach these new signals from iran. >> let's turn to domestic affairs. you just heard our interview with senator cruz who is calling for a filibuster which would defund obama care while funding the government. i guess two questions. what do you think of cruz's strategy and how do you think this is going to play out over the next couple of weeks? >> well, it's not brute political force. it's called the american people in elections. i don't think in america we should throw tantrums when we lose elections and threaten to refuse to pay the bills. the american people had a choice between someone who said repeal obama care and president obama and not since ronald reagan has a president been elected twice by more than 50% of the american
people. and look in the senate. every single democratic senator who voted for obama care was re-elect re-elected, most of them by double digits, chris. even in the house, the democrats got more raw votes than the republicans. gerrymandering gave them the -- so the notion -- >> how do you think this is going to play out? >> well, i cannot believe that they are going to throw a tantrum and throw the american people and our economic recovery under the bus. it is really going to hurt real people. and this is just political point making. this is about running for a president with ted cruz. this isn't about meaningful statesmanship. this isn't about doing what we were sent to washington to do, and that is, compromise and run the government. let's sit at the table and try to make obama care better. let's sit at the table and
negotiate lower spending in our federal government. our deficit is dropping at the quickest rate in 60 years. >> senator, we're running out of time and i want to ask you a couple of questions about that. there has been -- and i think you would agree -- in the last few weeks a long list of problems that have propped up about obama care. i want to put some of them up on the screen. the cleveland clinic announced that it will lay off thousands of workers because of the cost of health care reform, walls greens, ibm, sears are sending their workers to private insurance exchanges where those employees may have to pay higher premiums and union leaders talk about, quote, nightmare scenarios. >> but we'll be damned if we're going to lose our health insurance because of unintended circumstances in a law. it needs to be changed. it needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed now, brothers and sisters.
>> question. if the white house is willing to give companies an extra year to figure this out, why not give the extra american an extra year while they work out what seems to be an awful lot of problems? >> because there are millions of americans that need health insurance right now, chris, and they are going to have an opportunity to get them on the exchanges. the notion the that the opponents are willing to say that the american people don't take the benefit that has been designed to allow you for the first time go somewhere and get a reasonable insurance coverage for a reasonable price, we would rather you not do that so we can get a political victory by making this fail. these exchanges are going to benefit millions of americans. walgreens said, we're going to give you money and allow you to shop on the exchange where you're going to be able to pool with a large group and get a large variety of groups -- >> i don't want to get too deep because we have other things to
talk about but one is that the amount of money that they are going to give may no longer as time goes on be enough to pay the premium and it's a direct contradiction of what president obama said, if you like the health care plan that you have, you can keep it. no, they won't be able to keep it. >> well, i think the point is, chris, that there is going to be an opportunity for millions of americans who had no place to go, who had pre-existing continues to get insurance. as the bill is implemented, all of us have one goal and that's affordable, accessible health care. let's get it to the table. if there are tweaks that need to occur, let's give an opportunity for people to buy insurance that they can afford which is why we began down this road in the first place. people forget the problem we confronted and the people using this as a political 2 by 4 have no solution to this problem. it's not easy. >> this is a subject on which you have great concern and that, of course, is the massacre at
the washington navy yard where 12 innocent people were killed by a contractor. aaron alexis had a long misconduct in the navy and a history of mental illness afterwards and ends up with a secret clearance. you are the chair of the senate panel on contracting oversight. question, how messed up is the system and what are you going to do about it? >> it's very messed up. we have a contractor who is overpromised and you can't short-change the right background checks. now, we need to do a couple of things. one is, make sure we're doing the right number of background checks and not too many but the ones we do, we have to do right. the company that did this background check is the same one that did snowden's. they are under criminal investigation. dozens of people have been convicted of doing background
checks and not passing them through. it's a top to bottom overhaul. i'm insisting on my committee that we get it right and we're going to stay on it until we do. >> senator claire mccaskill, thank you. we'll have you back to talk more about this because it's a big problem. thank you. >> thank you. the shutdown over obama care is not the obama thing brewing in washington. the possibility of a bigger fight over raising the limit on the country's credit card.
government shut down and default in our national debt while kentucky rand paul fires back it's the president who is provoking this confrontation. and it's time now for our sunday group. brett hume, amy walter from the cook political report, gop mastermind karl rove and former democratic congressman dennis kucinich back from his
interview with syrian president assad. the house has passed a continuing resolution to keep the government running through mid-december but the price is, you've got to defund obama care. brit, you've heard both sides of the government. how is this going to play out? >> i know that rand paul has said that this won't work, that this strategy that the house republicans and senator ted cruz and others have adopted won't work, that they don't have the votes. it can't work and the best thing they can try to do is to work some changes in obama care to
make it more palatable. that tells me everything i need to know about this. they don't have the votes. the parliamentary procedure that they are talking about following is so complex and at the end of the day it's all backed up by one thing, the threat of a government shutdown. and these senators and congressman on the republican
side can say all they want that it's harry reid and the president who are doing it and they may be correct but i guarantee you, chris, that is not how it will be portrayed and seen if there is a shutdown. shut downs in washington get blamed on republicans. >> aim snee. >> couldn't agree more. the blame game is firmly established and it will be in the hands of the republicans and not the president. >> and why is that? >> the first is, the polls going back to the beginning of this year when we're asked about who do you think is compromising, who do you think is not
compromising, republicans overwhelmingly seen not as compromising, the president seen as much more conciliatory. that's what the polls have been showing for a while on that sense. the other piece is that republicans are showing out on a much lower level on approval ratings. it's much better than where republicans sit right now. the one thing i want to bring up is the fact that the republicans right now, it's pretty clear, there's no strategy or end game to where this goes. obviously your talk with ted cruz made that quite clear. but republicans -- >> some would disagree with that. >> you're right. but republicans already have a victory and it's about holding it and showing what it is right now, which is, even a clean cr, even a continuing resolution that does not have the care defunding it contains the sequester, contains deep budget cuts, the sorts of things that republicans who came to washington solely to do is something that the president and democrats are willing to sign
off on. >> well, this has been one of the strangest weeks i've ever had in washington and i say that because as soon as we listed ted cruz as our featured guest this week, i got unsolicited research and questions not from democrats but from top republicans who -- to hammer cruz. why are republicans so angry at ted cruz? >> well, because this was a strategy laid out by mike lee and ted cruz and with their colleagues. mike lee of utah on july 9th without having ever brought it up, the senators to say, we've got an idea and with all due respect i suspect this is the first time that the end game was described to any republican senators. they had to tune in to listen to you to find out what ted's next step was in the strategy. and look, you cannot build a congressional majority in either party for any kind of action unless you were treating your
colleagues with some certain amount of respect and saying, hey, what do you think of my idea and instead they have deck stated to their colleagues through the media and not c consulted at all. ted cruz said that the republicans enjoy the advantage in "the wall street journal" poll. i wish that were true. 37-29. now, the bad news for the democrats is, this is a historic low number for them on the time at the 19 -- of the 2010 elections, it was 42-32. now they have a ten-point advantage. >> congressman kucinich? >> this is about political theater, not leadership. what we're looking at here is there is not going to be a government shutdown. there's not going to be a debaud default. but there is an attempt to chip away at the affordable care act
and there will be an attempt in this back and forth to move up those who are eligible to 40 hours instead of 30 hours, to repeal the employer mandate and make other changes. so i agree with what brit said about what might come up in this give and take. this undermines confidence in congress. >> let me interrupt and pick up on that, though. as you look -- and i know you're a big supporter of health care. >> not for profit. >> basically, singer payer? >> right. >> when you look at all of the problems here, doesn't it concern you when you see companies fire -- the cleveland clinic, one of the symbols of health care in this court is going to fire employees because of the cost of this. big companies like ibm and walgreen are going to put people on the primary exchanges. this is a mess z well, it is. but at the same time, those who are attacking it, i'm showing what the alternative is. we're still at 50 million people
without health care. i advocate a not for profit system. as long as we have a for profit system we're looking at this gamesmanship which is threatening the government of the united states itself. >> i don't think many people would agree because insurance companies make a profit on this. that's the main problem with the obama care, that it was cobbled together to collect democratic-only votes. it was rammed down the throats of the republican party, no change of this magnitude in anything as big as health care in memory has ever been made simply on the strengths on the vote of one party. if this had been a bipartisan measure of one kind, it would look different than it is now. my guess is it would be better and you wouldn't have this united wall of opposition to it and these rear guard actions being fought in the house and to some extent in the house. that's the key here.
they sent greetings to the iranians, rather to the israelis, they've released political prisoners and we've have very surprisingly conciliatory statements from the new president rouhani as well as the supreme leader khamenei. what do you make of it? >> i think they are trying to get rid of the sanctions and this new leader rouhani reins from his predecessor who was nothing but a thug. he's refined and has made a series of polite gestures which sometimes in the diplomacy is the opening to something major but nothing substantive is put on the table or done. so we will wait to see whether there's any substance behind this. but the atmosphere so far is wonderful. the guy is kind of charming. >> let's pick up on that. amy, iran certainly could be playing us and they have a long
history of this while they continue to develop their nuclear program. the sanctions really have begun to bite. oil experts for iran are less than half of what they were two years ago. the value of their currency is less than half two years ago. there is a reason for this charm offensive. >> right. i think the bigger question for the u.s. as well is what is our longer term strategy? it seems like for this administration, where are we going in the middle east, what do we expect to get out of this? we've been going now through the experience in syria for these short-term solutions to longer term problems. i don't know what the end game is. i don't know if anybody knows whether we're talking about this, syria, and, of course, our relationships with other countries in the middle east what the ultimate solution is going to be. and i think that's the bigger question. >> well, let me talk short term. real short term, cakarl. how would you advise the
president? a gesture welcoming him and saying we also want it or would you say, no, and if not, how do you test their seriousness? >> no, don't sit down with them. first of all, he told a boldface lie in that interview. we will never develop a nuclear bomb. who is he kidding? take a look at this page yesterday in "the washington post." three time he denounces international terrorism. this is the government that is running hezbollah. this is the government that is nye flying arms into the syrian regime and revolutionary guards along the forces. who are you kidding? you're right. he's charming and subtle but he's a charming and subtle thug. >> congressman kucinich? i guess part of the question would be, perhaps because of the
sanctions that the iranians might want a new relationship and perhaps if you test them might be willing to give up stuff. >> which is the reason we should be talking to them. i mean, it's not constructive to try to create a cartoon version of whoever their leaders happen to be when he's making an initiative to open communications with the united states. i think it's better -- you know, as a matter of course, you better talk to people before you think about bombing them because maybe you won't have to get to aggression and we need to take a different approach. we could use this as an opportunity not only to ask iran to put aside its nuclear technology but to look at our own policies and work towards nuclear abolition. when you look at that story yesterday, chris, about how a plane disintegrated in air and just about let loose an h-bomb over -- >> the east coast. >> -- over north carolina 50
years ago, we should start thinking about -- >> congressman, let's say the sanctions really are hurting and they apparently are and the average man is freed and let's say he's been given a certain amount of time and if he doesn't bring back something that then the hard liners come back in force. why not? what's the cost of at least exploring and you're right, they are shipping arms to syria, they are the great state sponsor of terrorism. the president does what no president has done since the 1970s and that is treat them as an equal. our allies would say, what in the heck are you doing? let's see some action from him and not things that are going to
play like letting a few political prisoners free but let's see if they do something constructive about the number one issue that we have, the nuclear issue, or the number two issue which is their sponsorship through hezbollah and their active involvement in propping up the assad regime. and charming words and pleasant things that gives us any confidence that they will be different. >> we have a couple of minutes left. in your interview, assad flatly denied that the government had any involvement in the chemical weapons attack on august 21st that killed 1500 people. given that almost everyone thinks that's a flat lie, that the government was involved, how can we trust him to give up his chemical weapons? >> first of all body connected with the u.n. has maintained that president assad
was directly responsible for that. so that -- >> well, it's his regime. >> but there's no proof that he ordered that. if he had, he would have committed a war crime. they have now offered up their list of chemical weapons to the oversight. >> right. >> now we have to see if they are willing to move to the next step, which is open inspection, verify ability and move to destruction of the weapons. i also want to say that with that interview, greg did a tremendous job in pushing president assad. we both did, on some of these issues. >> you've got less than a minute. brit, your reaction. >> he sits down and does this interview, a catalog of falsehoods that he stated. it may be true that no official body has identified him as the one who made the call but his regime, as he suggested, is
responsible for this, and i don't see how he escaped responsibility for that and at the moment he stands responsible for what is a war crime and i'm glad he put forward this catalog of weapons. but we've got a long way to go before we see them dismantled and i think we're just started here. >> remember our discussion continues every sunday and we'll continue the discussion about the assad interview and whether we can or can't or should or shouldn't trust assad. you can find it on our website, foxnewssunday.com. follow us on twitter @foxnewssunday. and what is it like to be the donald's daughter?
her father is one of the country's most recognizable figures. now she is making a name for herself with her own style and accomplishments. here's our power player of the week. >> i represent the feminine voice of an otherwise more mass christian -- mass christian brand. >> ivanka trump runs the ivanka
trump collection of women's clothes and accessories which will make $215,000 this year. and she is a larger than life presence in new york social scene. >> how is it to be donald trump's daughter. >> i happen to be very lucky and any pressure he puts on me, i put on myself five times more. >> ivanka, congratulations to you ask your team. you belt deer a good job or you're fired. >> ivanka and her dad were in washington last week to announce plans to turn the old post office pavilion, a few blocks from the white house, into a luxury hotel. and, yes, she has inherited her dad's gift for promotion. >> there's nothing comparable to this building. >> ivanka was eight months pregnant when we talked. that didn't stop her from traveling to washington, or from all her work for the trump organization. >> i'll be involved from the acquisition through the financing through the
development and execution, whether it be announcing a new superluxury golf course in dubai or a project in istanbul or a hotel in beijing. there's a tremendous amount to keep us busy. >> ivanka graduated from the warton school of business at the university of pennsylvania. but as the of the -- daughter of the man who wrote "the art of the deal" it's in her genes. >> what is it about the deal that excites you. >> you have to be very intuitive to read the person you're working with or against or in partnership or concert with. >> there are some advantages to being a woman in the boardroom. >> people well be less prepared when meeting with me than when they are meeting with my father and that's to my benefit. >> while she ills fiercely loyal to her father, she has had to deal with controversy he stirs up, such as his fixation on president obama's birth place.
>> if you are going to be the president of the united states you have to be born in this country. >> he only says what he thinks and i have tremendous respect for that. >> but truth too tell, have you ever said to your dad, cool it? >> he's my father, so of course. >> ivanka says one thing she loves about a project is when it's done, you see people using it, enjoying what she work on for years, front planning to financing, construction. >> real estatees particularly exciting because it's tangible. so many people buy and sell assets they don't own outside of paper. ultimately, at the end of the day, if you executed, it's there. and it represents those labors and in a very real and tangible way. >> ivanka didn't start out following in her father's footsteps. she modeled in her teens and then work for a different company. now she is a big player in the
family business. that's it for today. have a great week. we'll see you next "fox news sunday." on huckabee which starts in three seconds. >> tonight on huckabee, >> the american people don't want the government to shut down and don't want obama care. >> house republicans push to te fund obama care. the exchange program hires novis navigators. do you want them handling your private information on the internet. >> it is people in the house throwing a party. nthrow hundred teenagers trashed his house. he might get sued now. brian holloway gives a look in the damaged home. >> plus.