This Week with George Stephanopoulos – July 5, 2015
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK)
Joaquin Castro (D-TX)
Anne Gearan – Washington Post
Stephanopoulos: OMG America was
almost attacked by terrorists yesterday
Thomas: that's right George
– it's terrifying
Stephanopoulos: so we
dodged a bullet
Thomas: but the threat
from ISIS is very real!
Stephanopoulos: that is so scary!
Thomas: ISIS is urging their
followers to kill Americans!
Thomas: Ramadan doesn't end
until July 17 which means we almost
certainly will be attacked before then
Stephanopoulos: I'm so frightened
Thomas: it will be a long
uneasy summer George!
Stephanopoulos: omg an
immigrant killed someone!
Thomas: bureaucracy can kill!!
Thomas: he was a repeat
illegal immigration offender!
Thomas: after a drug charge he
was free to go so of course he
was going to kill someone
Thomas: he was bound to kill!!
Stephanopoulos: welcome Congressman
Goodlatte: hi George
Stephanopoulos: what went wrong here?
Goodlatte: the federal government
should have sent him to prison for
illegally entering America!
Stephanopoulos: of course
Goodlatte: he was bound
to commit a murder!
Stephanopoulos: what should
the policy be?
Goodlatte: Obama is soft on illegal
border crossings leading to murder!
Stephanopoulos: I see
Goodlatte: Obama is releasing
criminals on to the street like a
big murder-loving poopyhead
says deportations of criminals
are up 80%
Goodlatte: Obama is not
deporting all criminals!
Goodlatte: Obama doesn't
care about murder!
Stephanopoulos: that seems a little harsh
Goodlatte: this happens every
day across America!
Stephanopoulos: thanks for coming Bob
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: omg Mexicans really
are murderers! Donald Trump was right!
Vega: yes and Trump is not backing down!
Vega: but Macy's isn't feeling the love George
Stephanopoulos: Jeb's wife is Mexican
Bush: he doesn't represent
the Republican party
Stephanopoulos: Speaking of Donald Trump
– Bernie Sanders is in the news
Vega: Bernie is drawing big crowds George
Stephanopoulos: I love it –
Hillary is doomed!
Vega: yes she still leads in
the polls for the time being
Stephanopoulos: but Hillary
roped off reporters so she's finished!
Vega: yes but the Clinton team
had a funny tweet so it's all ok
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: OMG Rick Perry is back!
Stephanopoulos: he's learning
foreign policy and trying to remember
three whole things at once
Perry: God wants me to run!
Stephanopoulos: welcome Rick
Perry: thanks George
Stephanopoulos: given your
ridiculous history why should
any sane person consider voting for you
Perry: Obama caused the recession
and terror attacks on America
Stephanopoulos: you're thinking
of George W. Bush who was a Republican
Perry: maybe so George
Stephanopoulos: what are your qualifications
Perry: Texas is the 12th
largest country in the world!
Stephanopoulos: was it your
idea to put the oil there
Perry: I am very mature and
served in the military
Stephanopoulos: Donald Trump
says you are weak on immigration
Perry: Obama is weak!
says you are weak
Perry: Donald Trump is a moron
Stephanopoulos: we all know that
Perry: heh heh it's true
Stephanopoulos: does Trump
hurt the Republican party?
Perry: I was offended by his remarks
and I lived on a ranch with the most
offensively racist name imaginable
Perry: I love the latin
Stephanopoulos: you say
Obama failed on the economy
Perry: his policies
costs millions of jobs
Stephanopoulos: Obama says
he added millions of jobs
Perry: thanks to Texas!
Stephanopoulos: so you admit
Obama created 12 million jobs
Perry: America is losing jobs!
Stephanopoulos: that isn't true
Perry: Obama is killing jobs!
Stephanopoulos: no he isn't
Perry: he's a jobs-killer!
Stephanopoulos: you keep saying that
Perry: he's like ISIS
but he murders jobs!
Stephanopoulos: strong words
Perry: the EPA is destroying jobs!
Stephanopoulos: they are?
Perry: I will lower energy costs!
already ways down
Perry: if we slash corporate
taxes we will have a Renaissance
Stephanopoulos: with nude
statues and humanism?
Perry: Rick Santorum
can play Savonarola
Stephanopoulos: will you
invade and occupy Iran?
Perry: we should create an
international coalition to apply
strong sanctions on Iran
did that years ago
Perry: and he got them to the table!
Stephanopoulos: so you support Obama?
Perry: there is going to be a Sunni bomb!
Stephanopoulos: you said we should
follow the teachings of Jesus and
kick gay people out of the military
Perry: states should decide
if they want to be gay instead
of having gayness forced
down their throats
Stephanopoulos: ok we've got that straight
Perry: I've been very clear
that gay people should be
citizens under the law
Stephanopoulos: but would you
ban them from the military?
Perry: no – we need them to
fight our next war with Iran!
Stephanopoulos: you're so unpopular
you don't qualify for the Republican debates
Perry: yes but I have smart
person glasses now
Stephanopoulos: yes I can see that
Perry: I'm very optimistic
Stephanopoulos: or delusional
Perry: or both
Stephanopoulos: what's your path to victory?
Perry: we do three things – first we
generate interest and excitement,
second, we persuade undecided voters
that executive and military experience
matter and I forget the third thing
Stephanopoulos: that's okay Rick
Stephanopoulos: good luck Governor
[ break ]
Stephanopoulos: does Trump
help or hurt the Republican party?
Cole: he helps us!
Stephanopoulos: are you serious
Cole: yes because he
draws attention to the party
Castro: he draw attention to
the fact you're full of racist
Cole: hey he's energized the base
Castro: he's energized hispanics
to hate the GOP
Kristol: he's tapped into
what many people believe –
Mexicans are rapists
Castro: Ted Cruz praised him
while NASCAR condemned
him – have you guys lost your minds?
Gearan: he's sucking attention
from other candidates
Cole: no he's allowing Jeb
to make himself look moderate
Stephanopoulos: when does he drop out?
Cole: never – he's got lots of
money to be a real candidate
as the Founders intended
Stephanopoulos: does he run
as a third party candidate?
Kristol: most illegal immigrants
are violent criminals
Castro: Donald Trump is a racist
Stephanopoulos: Trump is
just like Bernie Sanders!
Gearan: he's drawing huge crowds
– Hillary is doomed!
Stephanopoulos: how does
she handle the threat??
Castro: the media was complaining
about a coronation and now they're
complaining she's not winning by enough
Kristol: don't underestimate Bernie Sanders!
Stephanopoulos: we're not
Kristol: Hillary is too close
to Goldman Sachs!
Cole: Sanders is a lefty leftist!