This is a quick copy of the Special Report, August 16, 2019. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
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REP. RASHIDA TLAIB, D-MICH: We see that Israel is a democracy, a democratic country, but it is very obvious that they are trying to limit what I am able to do when I get there. My goal is to see my grandmother. It is again in the 90s. This may be my last chance to see her.
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: If she comes, she's welcome.
UNKNOWN MAN: Are you happy?
HAPPY WOMAN: Yes, I'm happy.
TLAIB, UNCLE: Rashida and I reject this decision. We think this is the right solution.
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JON SCOTT, HOST: So this is the dispute of the week, whether or not Rashida Tleib should be allowed to visit his aging grandmother on the West Bank. [1
Before we get to the discussion, a resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue just came out with a tweet about all this. Let's get to the news that. Donald Trump writes: "Israel treated her with respect and kindness with Representative Rashida Tleib, allowing her permission to visit her grandmother. As soon as she was granted permission, she marveled and said aloud that she would not visit Israel. Could this be a creation? Israel has acted appropriately. "Charlie, that sound covers the whole chain of events. She wanted to go, she was blocked, and then Israel said you could go, and she said no, I wouldn't go. Is it a policy or a family visit? ?
CHARL HARTT, OPINION EDITOR, WASHINGTON TIME: It's clear that this is politics because if it was her aging grandmother, she would have taken Israel on the proposal. Israel has the right to determine who comes in their country and who does not enter the country. What I find most interesting is the fact that the wife of Kon Res Omar and Tleib seem to agree that Israel has the right to determine who comes to their country and who does not enter their country because they have agreed to abide by the government directive there. I would like them to turn to our government and to admit that we also have the right to determine who comes to our country and who doesn't come to our country. I think that would be a very nice twist on these two women in Congress.
SCOTT: I want to read a tweet that Rashida Tleib set out, and then to follow him with one of the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs eshnite work. She wrote, "Being silent and being with me as a criminal is not what she wants," means her grandmother, "not what she wants for me. That would kill a piece of me. I decided to visit my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stand against everything I believe in, the fight against racism, oppression and injustice. "
And then, by the Israeli Interior Minister, the man who ultimately approved her visit, he writes:" Representative Tleib simply tweeted that she will not come to Israel. Just yesterday she sent me a letter requesting a visit to the 90-year-old his grandmother, saying that this might be my last chance to meet her. "He continues to write," I approved her request as a humanitarian-based goodwill gesture, but it was simply a provocative request to downplay the State of Israel. Obviously, her hatred of Israel overcomes her love for her grandmother. " And he left it there.
If she really wants to see her aging grandmother, Leslie, why not take Israel for the proposal, go visit her and then come back and talk about politics when she returns?
LESLIE MARSHALL, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Because there are a few things here. First, Israel initially said it was good for them. The president got involved and suddenly they couldn't go. They were not there to see her grandmother. Apparently Representative Ilhan Omar has no connection with this woman.
And I think after discussing it, not only with your family, but when she gets the rebate from the Palestinian community that is, you don't have to be a puppet, and that's one of the problems and complaints of Palestinians is that they feel so oppressed that Israel should have a say in terms of each move, their arrivals and campaigns. This is the elected Congress of the United States. Its area is part of our $ 300 million plus people who pay $ 3 billion a year to Israel. I remember that when there was apartheid, Jesse Jackson was denied entry to South Africa. Israel is supposed to be a beacon of freedom, and freedom means letting you say it, even if you don't like it.
She doesn't see her grandmother, but I think that's right at the moment, because that wasn't the only reason for her visiting in the first place. And secondly, the Palestinian community looks to it to fight on their behalf.
SCOTT: The US is also a beacon of freedom and it forbids government leaders from different countries from coming to this country.
MARSHOLL: Ahmadinejad speaks at Columbia University after enticing his crowd to burn American flags and speaking against the United States, speaking against Israel, saying they have no right to exist, and applauding our president's puppets.
BRYON YORK, CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT, "WASHINGTON EXAMINER": Another administration may not have released it.
SCOTT: Are there any winners here.
YORK: I think in this case I think the last 24 hours have shown that Rashida Tleib is not acting in good faith here. I think it was quite clear that Israel's rejection of her grandmother's offer was politicized by language, racism, oppression and justice. I think it was pretty clear.
On the other hand, before that, I think this is a place where there are legitimately two parties to this issue. Several years ago, Israel passed a law that allowed it to evade BDS advocates, boycott, release and sanctions. And so they practiced this law.
On the other hand, from Israel's point of view, it is not a great idea to retain a sitting member of the US Congress, in which case they particularly annoy Democrats who just happen to control the House of Representatives. Not a great idea on their part. I think there were really two sides to it, I think, especially before we realized that Rashida Tleib really wasn't acting in good faith.
SCOTT: Does President Trump elevate her and her squad when engaging in these wars on Twitter with members of Congress or trying to portray the entire Democratic Party as holding the troop's convictions?
HURT: Both. There is no doubt that he strives to lift them up and lift this whole – I think for most people the whole battle is just so stupid. And congress women, as you point out, do it more for politics. Who uses their ancient grandmother as a political pawn in a battle like this? This is absolutely ridiculous. And of course, President Trump likes to raise these people. He raises them because that's what he wants to run against. And by presenting the entire Democratic Party as a kind of person to her, it helps his chances.
SCOTT: They could go with this congressional delegation that recently visited Israel, with more than 40 members.
MARSHALL: Absolutely. But beyond this, beyond politics. You have to remember, you are talking about two Muslim women. When there is such a worldwide spread of Islamophobia and one of them happens to be a Palestinian American. When you have anger in the Palestinian territories about the building and settlements and that there is still no peace and no two-state solution yet, which both women and many Democrats support. By the way, AIPAC and others, AIPAC, very pro-Israel, actually supported congressional women and believed that Israel was wrong in its decision.
HURT: But they did it for the political atmosphere – the theatricality of it.  MARSHALL: They did it because it was wrong. There is a right and a wrong. They are two sitting members of Congress. If I was a BDS fan and wanted to go to Israel and they said no, I have no problem with that.
YORK: But even before the trip announced that she would be part of a delegation to Palestine, the political point she was trying to make there was clear.  SCOTT: As we finish, there's another tweet from the Commander-in-Chief. President Trump writes: "Representative Tleib wrote a letter to Israeli officials, desperate to visit her grandmother. Permission was quickly granted, and then Tleib disgustedly refused approval, full tune-up. The only real winner here is Tleib's grandmother. She doesn't have to. we see her now. "
And with that, we'll get ready to move on to the Friday thunderstorm.
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TRUMP ON DONALD, PRESIDENT: I don't want to say whether they can be trusted or not. We have significantly reduced the number of soldiers. They come down. We talk to them. But we have been there for 19 years. We really aren't – let's put it this way, we're more police officers than anything else. And this is not for our soldiers. We could win the war in Afghanistan in less than a week. But I'm not looking to kill 10 million people and I'm not talking about nuclear.
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SCOTT: The president is reported to be meeting with his national security team at his vacation residence in New Jersey to talk about a peace plan with the Taliban. We returned with our panel, Byron York, Leslie Marshall and Charlie Hurt. Can the President, can we trust the Taliban, Leslie?
MARSHALL: Absolutely not. The Taliban will abandon al-Qaeda, will not raise or raise funds. Remember, this deal is not about attacking civilians, Afghans, the military, or the government, which, by the way, completely bypasses these discussions. And I thought we didn't negotiate with terrorists. If we believe that the Taliban will continue to talk about it, we may believe that there is a small fairy –
SCOTT: The longest war in America.
YORK: We're 18 years old and the president has promised to lead the United States out of these endless wars. You can almost see him looking at the calendar, saying, oh boy, it's already August, 2019. Next year is an election. I have to keep that promise.
SCOTT: Let's turn to a game we call Candidate Casino. We give interest on the $ 100 panel in imaginary chips and they can place their bets on candidates who think they will come up with the nomination. Charlie, let's go to your first. Who do you like?
HURT: I put $ 75 on Joe Biden because I still think the rest of the field went over the rock on the left, and then $ 25 on a mysterious candidate who comes along who doesn't say all the stupid things Joe does Biden says, but he's not as crazy as the rest of the field.
MARSHALL: We're kind of close to $ 65 for Joe Biden, because I think he'll still get it out. But Elizabeth Warren is doing pretty well, coming up with plans, she's smoking in the urns, very strong in debate, so she's getting my other $ 35 out of $ 100.
YORK: And I'm not that Biden's whip. I just don't think he'll make it. I give him an equal chance, Biden $ 30, Elizabeth Warren $ 30, Kamala Harris $ 30. Give the rest of the pitch $ 10, no chance of them making it.
SCOTT: Beto O & # 39; Rourke doesn't do it for you?
YORK: I & # 39; I'm sorry.
HIRT: There may be a fourth and fifth reopening.
Shot: That could be it. Okay, and when we get back, we'll be – oh, I'm sorry. We want to get our winners and losers of the week as well. Charlie, again, for the first time.
HURT: My winner is Bibi Netanyahu for establishing what most of the world knows, which any country can determine who comes to their country and who doesn't. The Loser of the Week, The New York Times. They had a city newsroom that was taped this week and leaked to the press. And the editor generally admitted that they were harassed by Twitter and harassed by their readers, who were upset that Mueller had not brought out Donald Trump. And so they move their entire operation from all over Russia to Donald Trump being racist.
MARSHALL: First I will make the loser and then my winner. Republicans have been lost who disobeyed the will of their constituents in gun control. They want universal background checks, they want a ban on assault weapons, and they want people with mental illness not to have easy access to guns.
My winner is Greenland because Greenland does not sell its nation to our president. And my question to the president would be, will Mexico pay for that too?
SCOTT: He's a practitioner of the art of the deal. We'll see to that. Byron?
YORK: Talk about the devil, my loser is Beto Rourke. As his Texas associate Carl Rove calls him, Robert Francis O Rourke has had not one but two resets of the campaign, and he is up two percent in the latest national FOX News poll. And in the Monmouth poll in Iowa, less than one percent.
My winner is Dale Earnhard Junior. It's hard to call someone a winner when he was in a plane crash. But if you look at the catastrophe that happened in Tennessee yesterday, it is unbelievably fortunate that everyone came out right. The pilots, Earnhardt, his wife, his 15-month-old daughter and his dog. I am so, very glad to see this.
SCOTT: I'm a little surprised none of you chose Elizabeth Warren as the winner this week. In the FOX News poll, she is one of the highest level candidates, she is the one standing up.
MARSHALL: I gave myself $ 35 at the casino table.
SCOTT: That's not bad, but when you give Joe Biden $ 65, it's not exactly a burden of confidence.
When We Return, "Remarkable Quotes".
SCOTT: Last night, "Remarkable Quotes. "
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UNIDENTIFIED MAN: For a minute we acted as worthy human beings.
UNTAINED MAN: Everyone thought we could change the world and we probably tried for a long time.
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SCOTT: And thanks for watching the Special Report. This weekend, Dana Perino hosts Fox News Sunday and will speak with White House Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow. And what an economic week it was. Check your local air time listings.
I'm John Scott in Washington. See you again tomorrow night at Fox Report.
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