and we shouldn't have and we shouldn't now. i appreciate the overview. thank you. that's it. happy easter on sunday. passover tomorrow. here is griff jenkins. jenkins. ♪ ♪ >> welcome to this special edition of "hannity." president trump versus the oblivious left. i'm jeannine pirro in for sean. you won't believe what hillary clinton said this time. but first, we're going to start with president trump's legal fight against california's sanctuary state policy. according to the "los angeles times," california attorney general, xavier, today released a policy guide to schools on how
they should protect students from federal immigration enforcement. now, this comes after california earlier this week wrote a clarification to state and local law enforcement that its sanctuary policies don't give them authority to disregard federal immigration law but they do limit how they can cooperate with the feds, however, this battle is far from over. the escondido city council along with the san diego county board of supervisors may become the latest two governing bodies there to join the trump administration's lawsuit challenging the state'sjo dangerous and reckless sanctuary policies. joining us now with a report from escondido, california, is fox news correspondent griff jenkins. hi, griff. >> reporter: hi, judge. there's undoubtedly a backlash here in california against the state's sanctuary -- controversial sanctuary new laws. here in escondido, within san diego county, it's definitely
the next frontier in this battle. we came and spoke with the mayor here about what they plan to do on wednesday of next week, april 4th. they're goingap to vote on an ordinance that would formally join the trump administration's lawsuit against the sanctuary laws. andal we also talked to him abot how that's impacted his small community, much like we saw out ofn the reporting in orange county yesterday, and the mayor has a very strong message for california's governor and attorney general. take a listen. >> what do you say to governor brown andl attorney general? >> they are insane! they have reached the level of emotional state that is really affecting their own constituents. these two leaders in california, they care more about illegal criminals and protecting illegal criminals than protecting our citizens. this is a moral issue.
this is immoral. this is illegal. this is unconstitutional. period! >> judge, mayor abed came from lebanon, an immigrant, 30 years ago. he says this isn't the america he came to. if, indeed, on next wednesday escondido passes this ordinance, it'll likely pave way for larger san diego county to try to make a similar move. they're expectedov to do that sometime in middle april. while we were here, we spent time in the los angeles headquarters of ice speaking to the director about how these laws are impacting ice's difficult and tough work. take a listen. >> you have this new state law, sb54, and what is happening in orange county, how's this impacting you? what are your thoughts on it? >> well, so the state law has been extremely detrimental on our operations, you know? california politicians really tried to put ways out there that prevent us from really protecting the public. so what has happened is these
individual, these criminal aliens we're trying to getcr off the streets, they're now being released back out into the communities to commit more crimes. makes it difficultt for us. again, we're not asking california law enforcements to become immigration agents. that's not what we want, but when they have someone in custody that we're looking for, we're just asking that they let us know and they allow us the opportunity to come pick that person up when they finish with their criminal proceedings. >> reporter: and director marin, judge, also told me that on february 23rd a drunk driver, deported multiple times and convicted multiple times, was released into the public and killed a 6-year-old girl. ice believes they could have prevented that had this law not existed. judge? >>ble jeanine: terrible, terribe story there, thank you, griff. meanwhile, today in washington, the u.s. customs and border protection acting deputy commissioner, ronald vitello, provided an update on further construction of the border
wall. take a listen.n. >> let me be clear, without the president and the administration's leadership and a commitment to border security, the funding for construction for these projects wouldn't be possible. in san diego, we're looking at 14 miles of new border wall, getting rid of old dilapidated landing maps in favor of a new wall in calexico, we're on budget to build a new 30-foot border wall continuing east. we're on track to 20 new miles of border wall in new mexico. in addition, we have four new miles of border wall in el paso, texas. we wantn to replace 47 miles wih new border wall system in various locations along the southwest border. agents in the field have been vocal about their need for effective barriers to deny the entry of illegal aliens and contraband. the truth is, walls work and the data show it. agents know it. >> jeanine: the construction of the border wall is a huge step in the right direction, and
as hannity keeps saying,ng it's something along with tax cuts that will help president trump and republicans going intore ths year's very important mid-term election. and speaking of the mid-terms, president trump during his issuedyesterday in ohio a stern warning to his supporters about the upcoming elections. take a look. >> we have a very important election coming up, and they don't like the wins we've been getting. they don't like that the economy, the democrats -- they don't like that the s economy is so strong. they don't like that they don't have one vote on the tax cuts. not one vote. and we should do well. history says that when you win the presidency, that party doesn't do so well in the mid-termss, because people get complacent. they get complacent. we cannot be clayssen. we have the h greatest economy - complacent. we've got the greatest economy maybe ever, maybe in history, we've got the greatest economy we've ever had. you know, the expression from i guess it was bill clinton, it's the economy, stupid. well, it is the economy.
>> the president's warning is spot on. a recent fox news poll,en democrats hold a slight five-point f lead on who voters prefer in thiss year's mid-term, however, it's down a whopping 15 points from last october. joining us now to discuss this is fox news chief national correspondent ed henry. >> good to see you, judge. >> jeanine: good to see you, too. what do you say about the mid-terms and what will be happening? >> the economy will be better for the president than anyone expected. that could be the ace in the hole. this'll be a toughgh year for te republicans. new president comes into power, mid-terms are always tough. washington poll didid a massive- "the washington post" did a massive study. they went through the data saying the counties the saying the counties the battlegrounds like ohio, wisconsin and pennsylvania, are creatingr jobs faster than any other counties in the country. they're recovering faster than anyone. what does that tell us? number one, that this economy is
strong, it's actually trickling down to real people, number one and number two, the president is keeping his promise not to forget about the forgotten man and forgotten woman. not to say the democrats are going too win but it'll be a tough year for them. >> jeanine: when you think about itt ed, the number was 15. it's now down to five the difference between republicans and democrats. they were predicting a slaughter. >> because real people are feeling the economy. nanci pelosi set this barrier. don't anyone vote for it, right? in that sound clip so no democrat is on record for the tax cuts that are helping the economy, number one, and number two, nanci pelosi said it's just going to be crumbs. it's not really trickling down to anyone. those numbers, the president's approval ratings coming up and the fox poll you mentioned that shows the gap between democrats and the republicans in the mid-term is tightening because of theng economy. real people are feeling real benefits. >> jeanine: you know what would be very good if someone ran for office is to do an ad. my opponent didn't want you to get those tax cuts.
my opponent is not responsible if he had or she had their way, there's no way you would have that benefit in your check. >> there's an ad that could be run that says we promised if the president, republicans want to go to the american people, we promised we were going to cut your taxes and we did it amid democratic constructionism. not one democrat voted for it. the sound clip from the border protection agent is important. he's telling us something that people in washington can't get their heads around. everybody in washington, both parties, think the president will build this big, beautiful wall in a week and a half. it'll be $20 billion or $30 million and c hundreds of miles.s. he's saying we're building two miles here, 10 miles here. and they're going to build this brick by brick whether the democrats want the president to or not. this week, the president tweeted this photo of prototypes. buzzfeed and other news organizations said this is an old fence from the 90's. this is not a real one. what people didn't grasp is, and
if you listen closely to that sound clip that leader was saying that there was an old fence from the 90's in calexico in california on the mexican border of the it was all broken down. it was recycled steel. it was a few feet high. they're redoing it right now as we speak to 30-foot-high bollards. another way of saying that is "a wall." people keep saying, he's never going to buildld the wall. the president keeps saying i'm going to build it. he's building it as we speak. people don't realize it. >> jeanine: you know what, ed, between the wall and the money in their checks and deregulation and a making sure middle america gets their jobs back, it might not be as predictable as some think. >> that's why it's tightening. >> jeanine: we appreciate your input. thank you, ed. joining us with reaction to all of this is former ohio democratic congressman and current candidate for ohio governor, dennis kucinich. good evening. what shall i call you?
congressman? dennis? maybe governor? >> dennis is fine, your honor. >> jeanine: all right. touche'. all right, let's talk about the border wall. you know, one of the issues that people have been talking about is the fact that they think that it doesn't really serve a purpose. and whether it's a wall or some other kind of construction, you would have to agree that 80% to 90% of the drugs coming into this country, irrespective of whether there's a market for these drugs here, comes from our southern border. >> well, we want to do everything we can to stop the drugs from coming in and to stop them in the countries they're coming from. that's true, but i'm not a fan of the border wall, judge. i think that it's a waste of money. they could accomplish the same thing with electronic fencing, and that, you know, we have bridges in ohio that are fallen down. i'd rather see the money be spent on infrastructure here at home. >> would you tell your democratic compatriots to go to
the table and talk to the presidentas about infrastructure and taking care of the bridges and the roads? >> look, we need a lot of money to do that. it'll probably take a couple trillion dollars. if i was advising the president -- i'm not -- but i would say put more money in it and build more. let's put america back to work rebuilding all of these bridges and roads. >> jeanine: i want to go back, dennis to the wholeen issue of e wall versus the fence. you know, what we've seen is billions and billions of dollars, i mean, i remember talking aboututr a fence -- you know, when bill clinton was the president -- i mean, there was a lot of talk about building some kind of separation, and that just has w not worked. i was at the border myself several months ago. and i have to tell you, they have these areas where during the monsoon season, they actually raise these gates or fences and the illegals could come through. they all are tunneling through. they're popping up on the u.s. side. i mean, you know, we've got to stop the human trafficking and
the drug dealing. and i think that the thought that technology can really perform the same function doesn't make sense, because with technology, you constantly have to be watching it. >> well, look, you know, in our backyards, wear have motion detectors that could tell you if a cat's moving across the backyard. we're spending all this money on brickng and martyr and i -- marttor and i think it could be -- morttor and i think it could be better spent. the bigger issue here is the immigration policies. yes, we have to protect the border but right now what is happening is- that people who don't have a criminal record are being deported. ee increase inn that. >> jeanine: maybe they're not supposed to be here with all due respect, dennis. they're being deported because they weren't invited. they didn't do it legally. i have to tell youid something very powerful and that is the mayor from escondido who talked about making sure the sanctuary cities aren't protecting the criminal illegals.
he wasn't born here! people get it! it's about our safety! or am i wrong? >> well, i'm not going to say you're wrong. i'm going to say this. there's a danger here if the federal government l constrictig local and state police. the local police have to be discretion in law enforcement. senate bill 54 in california basically stated that. if we federalize the police, then we're going against the spirit of posse comatatis. here in ohio, we have a number of sanctuary cities. i believe with the sanctuary city principle. we want to protect people who don't have criminal records. >> jeanine: who came here illegally. you want to protect people -- you know what? we're running out of time, but i have to tell you one thing, dennis, what's so frustrating is that for all of the dangers that are insistent with someone being released by someone from local
law enforcement, you would think that someone would stand up for american citizens because it becomes a danger zone. how are they goingme to get them if they don't share the information? >> if they haven't committed a crime, they're protected byme te 4th amendment and the 5th amendment? >> jeanine:th really? ok. we'll talk about that again. thank you, dennis kucinich. all right. coming up, hillary clinton is at it again>> after insulting half the country earlier this month. she's now making even more controversial remarks. rnc chairwoman ronna is here to react as this special edition of "hannity" continues. you won't see these folks at the post office
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politicians and pundits on both sides of the aisle, oblivious hillary clinton just won't go away. after facing heavy criticism for her demeaning remarks about trump voters while inng asia, te twice-failed presidential candidate is once again lashing out. during a paid speech at rutgers university, clinton complained that the recent criticism launched against her is because she's a woman. take a look. >> people saying, um, get off the public stage and shut up. that's something we're hearing all the time. do you -- >> well, you know, um, that began to happen after the election. and the election was pretty traumatic. i was really struck by how people said that to me. mostly people in the press for whatever reason. "oh, go away. go away."
i had one of the young people who works for me go back and do a bit of research. they never saidth that to any mn who was not elected. but i do worry that what's happened to the republican party that it's being held captive by a very small group of powerful forces. we have seen the power of the nra, for example. [ applause ] >> jeanine: while hillary clinton continues to bash republicans and play the gender card be her speaking fees are taking a hit. according to reports, the $25,000 hillary clinton received for the speech y you just saw ws actuallyy $7,000 less than rutgers played jersey shore reality tv star snooki. joining us with reaction is rnc chairwoman ronna mcdaniel. i want to say one thing, ronna. hillary clinton just said in that bite that the press kept
telling her to go away. what i find shocking, they told her anything given she wrote them off -- do you remember -- roped them off -- do you remember that during theso campaign? she had them roped off so she didn't have to talk to them. what do you take about hillary? >> she's so willing to play the sexist card where in reality she's being treated exactly like any other nominee who would have continuedd to denigrate half of the country and continued to fail to acknowledge the failings of their campaign. the other thing she doesn't acknowledge is what president trump provided for the american people which was a vision of more jobs and higher wages. and so by continually refusing to acknowledge the failings of her campaign and why she lost, she's hurting her party and her party is saying please go away. you're hurting us.ur no other previous nominee has put their foot in their mouths as much as hillary clinton has since thiss election ended.. >> jeanine: you know, what's interesting is we never thought that that clinton machine would
ever beon confronted by someones daring as some of these politicians to say, youic know, maybe it's time for to you go away or, if i say, to go back into the woods, but, ronna, you know, the talk about the mid-terms in a presidential election -- you know, first term, i should say, is usually it benefits the other party, but now with hillary clinton and thisis lunacy, her saying that e election was traumatic, you know, doesn't this benefit republicans? >> it does. and i do think the people who aren't telling her to go away are the democrat leadership. we haven't heard from chuck schumer or nanci pelosi. what she said was truly insulting.in to sayon women only voted for president trump because our husbands told us to, t that's so denigrating to say we're against african-americans having jobs and progressing in our economy, that's so insulting. and so what she has said should be denounced by chuck shummer and nanci pelosi and these red
state democrats we're not hearing from. joe donnelly. debby in my state. tammy baldwin. bill nelson. where are you? it's interesting the democrat leadership is not distancing themselves as vocally as they should be from the very, very insulting comments of hillary clinton, and it is going to help us in these mid-terms because president trump not only put forward a vision in thish election, he's delivering on it with people getting bigger paychecks and more jobs coming back. people are feeling so good about their lives. they have more money to spend on their families. this is something that they're going to take to the polls in november and say i need to returnet republicans to office because they're delivering for me and my family.. >> jeanine: well, you know what? it's not just returning thoseicans to office, but republicans who are like-minded like the president, president trump. you know, i think that going forward, it's only going to benefit candidates to at least talk the way president trump does. >> yeah, of course. i mean, look at what president
trump has done in this year. isis is on the run. our military is being funded. he cares about our borders and our laws. he cares about our judges making sure they abide by our constitution. and then just look atan the deregulation and the tax cuts. two thirds of americans are seeing bigger paychecks because of president trump, so every republican should be looking at what president trump did. he's a bold leader and it is going to take a bold vision to win in these mid-terms. we're going to need to get out there and make our case. we're starting to see those numbers close. the rnc's raised double the dnc. we're in all of these battleground states. we know we have to keep these majorities because we have something to fight for. america's on the comeback. we cannot go back to the schumer/pelosi dark ages. >> jeanine: all right, ronna, thank you so much for being with us.ht >> thank for having me. >> jeanine: all right. and joining us now with more reaction is fox news contributor and "washington times" columnist charley hurt, the editor and chief of campus reform, lawrence
jones and fox news contributor tammy bruce. tammy, i'll start with you, because you're sitting next to me and you're a woman. >> there you go, why not? >> jeanine: what do you think of this woman, hillary clinton? what's happening with her? >> look, this is a woman who spent pretty much all of her adult life expecting to become president, probably put up with a lot with her husband expecting he was going to be the entree. all of the decisions she made, she was told that this would be delivered to her and really the nomination was. and this tells youis how the system used to work and then that black swan of donald trump showed upp and the american people interrupted that by in fact remembering that they're the sovereign and deciding they wanted something more andnd better. for her to be able to move onto a fourth act, which you can do, and deal with policy, and this is one of the problems -- look, she's harming the democrat party, because she's complaining . she's -- and she says, you know, no man was ever told to shut up. look, al gore, even if you disagree, of course, with his global warming stuff, it's still about policy.
mccain and romney dealing with policies and issues that you could debate. hillary is not doing that. and this is why it's harming the party.y.it and it's why as a feminist, it's embarrassing i think for every woman out there that this woman who is the first major party nominee is behaving so badly. we deserve better. i believe the republicans will deliver better for us as women. >> jeanine: charlie, when hillary clinton says no man has ever been told to shut up, is that the truth? >> no! of course not!! all of these people that have run terrible races and lost have all been told to shut up, but i could not agree with tammy more. you know, what is so embarrassing about all of this is that s every single one of these people who went onto drone on and on like john kerry and i didn't want to hear him before the election much less after the election, they were at least talking about things and talking about issues they cared about. all hillary is talking about is blaming everybody for why she lost, and it's so depressing. and to hear her talk about what
a traumatic event it was it makes you sort of wonder if maybe it hasn't even fully sunken in yet that she actually lost. and she is still sort of grappling with it in a very personal way. it's embarrassing. you kind of tend to want to turn away and not watch it. it's gruesome. >>o jeanine: lawrence, wouldn't you agree this is the kind of thing they discuss in therapy and not necessarily in front of the nation? lawrence, your take? anybody ever tell you to shut up? a woman?er >> i think we tell a lot of people to shut up when we disagree with them. i know on the right, we told mitt romney to shut up when he started to get back involved with the primary talking about donald trump and so when people -- members of political parties don't agree with past leaders that have failed leadership, generally we tell them to move on and let the new leadership come in. but i think this l goes back to something mentally with hillary clinton, because for far too long, the democratic party operated off of identity politics and they traditionally
have won. that was until donald trump came and talked about money with the american people. the people weren't concerned about identity policies. theyut were concerned about ther families and f having to live paycheck to paycheck and so hillary clinton being a veteran politician didn't know how to handle that. she realized her strategy for once, the democratic strategy just didn't work. i think it's hard for her to comprehend this. >> jeanine: tammy, you make a very good point that, you know, there was a woman who was touted as this great united states senator, wonderful secretary of state. she probably should discuss issues of policy. that isss if she's capable. >> sure. sure. yes, this is it. there's a appoint -- there's a point where we all make mistakes. the way we move on and make ourselves or at least become influential again is make a determination of what went wrong and what are the priorities? what do iro do now? this is the problem with the clintons. it's never been about other people or policy in the end. this is where you see kind of the nakedness, not that we want to think of that right now --
this is -- >> that's why she didn't go to middle america. she won't take responsibility for going to all of the locations. >> let me just add, though, this is the problem and i think that for young women , for -- you know, women who are homemakers, all of us who wanted a woman to be president, we like breaking these barriers. we like the underdog. and we don't want it to be the imagery that's left about howth women run for president and what's left. >> jeanine: yes. that's a very good point. >> this is why when we think about the next president, nikki haley, any of the other woman, even ivonka trump, women that are dynamic, the g.o.p. bench is dynamic with women who want to make a difference. >> jeanine: when you talk about what tammy just hit on -- which i think is very important -- and that is that this is hurting other women now. it's not about you, so -- and it's also hurting the democrats. what are they going to get the
hook and yanker on the stage? >> when i look around and see theng strong, successful, powerl woman in all aspects of professional life, they all earned it on their own. and what is strange about hillary clinton is she got to where she is because of her husband. and for her to then talk like she's this sort of joan of arc of women's accomplishment and then turn around and denigrate all of the strong, independent women who voted for donald trump it just is -- it's sort of -- it's kind of hard to wrap your brain around and she really isro sort of more the face of entitlement than she is of strong, successful, powerful woman. >> sfu jeanine: indeed. indeed. great conversation. thank you, all. >> thank you, judge. >> thank you, guys. >> jeanine: coming up, the leftft is proven wrong, yet aga, on russia. we'll tell you why relations between the trump administration and y moscow got even worse today. stay with us as this special edition of "hannity" continues. i wanted to get new blinds, and i was talking with my mom
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♪ >> jeanine: welcome back to this special edition of "hannity." ever since trump took office, the left has tried to attack the president as being soft on russia, but this week, the president showed great strength against vladimir putin when the u.s. expelled 60 russian diplomats and closed the russian consulate in seattle. president trump's tough action was in response to russia's suspected poisoning of a former russian double agent and his daughter inte great britain earlier this month.. today, t the telegraph is reporting the spy's daughter is "conscious and talking." yesterday in retaliation, moscow ordered the expulsion of 60 u.s. diplomats and the closing of the u.s. consulate in st. petersburg. today bee russia expelled diplomats from an additional 23 countries. this tension comes as russia's defense ministry released a
video supposedly showing the test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile named satan 2 by nato. joining us now with reaction is fox news contributor and syndicated columnist roy murdoch and the author of direct fire, former brigadier general, tony tata. general, i'm going to ask you because we're talking about the video that reportedly shows an intercontinental ballistic missile whom they say has florida in the background. aside from their ability to do this and whether they have that, um, are we entering a new phase of a cold war? >> you know, i think we might be, judge, and i would just like to back up and say that i think president trump just as he unleashed us to defeat isis as done more to attack and defend against russia than president obama ever it, and then as we look at the -- ever did, and then as we look at the missile that president putin supposedly
showed the launch of, that's, you know, attacking the concept of mutual assured destruction. what he wants to do is to make sure that we feel uneasy about our ability to defend against the weapons that russia has, and so we launched off a submarine an intercontinental ballistic missile this week in the pacific ocean. russia launched its -- >> jeanine: you don't hear that, though. sounds like a tit-for-tat. >> this is through the elements of powered diplomatic military economic. you see spies being fired. you see information wars.ir that's an information piece. >> jeanine: they call it a spy spat as i was reading. all the talk about the left and how the president has colluded
but after 14 or 15 months, no one has evidence. will this hurt with the left with the mid-terms with the president being so hard on russia? not tonight that, he's got 23 countries, nato in -- not only that, he's got 23 countries. nato is backing him. >> the left has been preaching this gospel for the last year and a half or so that president trump is a puppet of putin and does whatever putin says. yet you've seen as you said organizing this diplomatic effort to remove the diplomats from around the world. yesterday i think it was, poland announced it was going to purchase $5 billion in antimissile systems from the united states, pointed att russia, i'm sure. trump provided offensive weapons to ukraine. i t think a month ago or so, the was attack on 100 russian mercenaries in syria. he's dead. if he's a puppet of putin, he's
not a very well behaved puppet. >> jeanine: very well said. two of our astronauts are on a vessel -- on a russian vessel that's gone into i guess outer space, the soviet zoya. is this all talk given that everyone knows we've got americans on this russian vessel or whatever it's called. >> well, you know, that's what i was saying earlier, judge, is that this was information warfare. this is two countries posturing for power inhe the power vacuum left by the obama administration before. president trump and his national security strategy talks very much about peer competitors, china and russia. as i've said, he's done more to compete now against china, russia, north korea than the previous administration, and we've got $1 trillion worth of 30 years of modernizization of the nuclear weapon arsenal that president l trump has laid out d
we've got. he's taken this seriously and standing up to russia. >> jeanine: right, he's got force behind his words. russia is acting like they're the victims in this whole thing. they t didn't deserve to be bood out. you know, the deadly nerve agent that was used that no one could really, you know, i guess prove beyond a reasonable doubt, the daughter is now talking. she could, i imagine, tell us how the nerve agent was delivered, who may have delivered it, who the last person was that she saw. things aren't looking good for the russians if indeed it is as everyone is suggesting the russiansr who did this. >> we've had someone who i guess the russians have wanted to be a corpse turned out to be a witness. she may be able to step up and give the exact evidence you're talking about it's fascinating this case and other cases where people have been assassinated by moscow they don't just use rat poison or put a pillow over someone's face. they're using the kinds of agents that are tied back to moscow, almost as if they want
to leave their fingerprints behind. i don't know if that's something they want to do, maybe sending a message to others other than eliminating someone they find inconvenient. >> jeanine: thank you for being with us, gentlemen. coming up, the hit sitcom rebought of roseanne is being picked up for att second season. joe concha and charlie kirk will weigh in next as this special edition of "hannity" president trump versus the oblivious left continues. stay with us. we'll be right back.
>> i'm marianne rafferty. u.s. diplomats are packing up and moving out of the u.s. consulate in st. petersburg, russia. the move-out comes after russia ordered the consulate closed and the expulsion of 60 u.s. diplomats thursday. the russian order? retaliation for the u.s. decision to expel 60 russian diplomats after the murder of a former russian spy and his daughter in england. russia also expelled 59 other diplomats from 23 other countries friday after they joined washington and london in censuring moscow. an estimated 20,000 faithful joining pope francis for the way of the cross procession in rome friday night. the procession reenacts christ's crucifixion. a number of students, a syrian family and an iraqi nun carried the cross during the procession with stops for prayers at the 14 stations of the cross. the pope listened to the prayers intently. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "hannity."
>> even look at roseanne. look at her ratings. i got a call from mark who did the apprentice. he's a great guy. he said, donald, i called to say mellow and tell you, did -- hello and tell you did you see roseanne's ratings? they were unbelievable. over 18 million people and it was about us! they haven't figured it out. the fake news hasn't quite figured it out yet. they have not figured it out. >> that was president trump yesterday in ohio touting the huge ratings of the roseanne reboot. all while taking a shot at the media for not understanding the power of the forgotten men and women in this country. the president is right. and now after ignoring middle america for decades hollywood
may finally be starting to catch on. according to the "new york times," "roseanne reboot sprang from abc's heartland strategy after trump's victory." just hours ago, abc announced it'sup picking up roseanne for a second season. joining us now with reaction from w the hill, joe concha and founder of turning point usa charley kirk. all right, guys, i'll start with you, joe, you know, hollywood is so shocked. it just -- it shocks me that they still don't understand how out of touch they are. >> well, you know, it seems like abc found a starving niche audience, jeanne and that's half the country, right? even democrats and independents. of whate to be sick they're hearing on colbert and kimel and meyers and the daily show and will & grace and other commentaries where it's
political -- it felt familiar on roseanne butut new. 18million people. highest in four years. after people watched it on their dvr's, that's 26 million. in states where trump won handily like oklahoma, 65% of the vote he got there was number one there. in newid york, didn't even break the top 20 in los angeles, not even the top 30. that tells you everywhere where we are right now in this country in terms of polarization and the cities not embracing or thinking along the same lines as the rest of the country. >> charley, what's interesting about this 18 million or 18.2 million are the demographics. a lot of young people watching, and you know, a lot of them weren't even, you know, born when roseanne was last on. what do we attribute the entry
of that huge demographic? the youth who seem to be still kind of targeted as being, oh, millenials who aren't interested in trump or his agenda? >> well, joe hit it out of the park. you have an audience here that actually wants to see these kind of dynamics they know exist in the real world. look at all of these other shows in hollywood. it's just virtue signaling, sanctimonious, leftist dog of how horrible trump is. one character was very anti-trump. roseanne played for someone who voted for trump. they had actual conversations. that's actually happening in the country. when you look at the coverage from this from the washington wash post and the "new york times," they portray it how you could see how a real trump supporter lives. it's a caged animal in a different country. you never met one so you can see how the real trump supporters live..
it shows how out of touch the elites are on both coasts. this goess to show there's two americas. there's the america that goes to work every single t day and stas for the pledge of allegiance and are patriots and those on the coasts that are like, wait a second, there's people that support this president still? you can seeu the success in this show. it's amazing. >> you know, joe, one of the things that this mimics, of course, is the election itself, the election of donald trump. that just as hollywood doesn't get it, and, you know, now roseanne is now set for a second season, i mean, the posters didn't get it in the election in 2016. they're so out of touch on so many levels and yet there is a tweet by a former amazon studio executive, matthew ball, he went on a tweet storm saying how little the success of roseanne had to do with the president. what do you say? >> well, i think that this was a replay of the 2016 election from a media perspective. i remember after the election i
heard a lot about soul searching. maybe we need to getet out to te middle of the countryn more to get the true pulse of the people. we missed a lot of warning signs here as far as what people actually cared about as opposed to what they were told they should care about from the ivey towers of media centers of, like, newer york and washington, andor, you know what's happened since then as far as most of our media? they still don't get it. they still do the pontificateing on their shows every single day from new york, from washington from the major cities. i don't see a lot of reporting of the there are exceptions, of course, from the pennsylvania, ohio, t wisconsins of the world that henry did a report, i know, talking about how job creation there is happening faster than the rest of the country.n maybe we ought to report on that a little bitep more and a little less onn stormy daniels which ae stories but there d are degreesn everything. the degrees are those are five times higher than they should be. >> charley, quickly, the whole thai idea of roseanne, protagonistt being pro-trump and the other character being the
opposite, i mean, do you think there's a possibility of a show like this teaching americans to start talking to each other again about politics? >> yeah, civil discourse. dialogue. discussion. disagreement. not just having everyone think exactly the same which is what hollywood has become. there's no intellectual diversity at all. people enjoyed this show. it did well.el people could relate to this. it's real. authentic. true. i've lived it myself. it's amazing to see. >> charley kirk and joe concha, thank you for joining us. coming up, more of the special editionhe of "hannity" after the break. ♪ come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away. ♪ ♪ come fly with me, let's fly, let's fly away. ♪
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