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Go down see what the White House where rich Edson is standing by.
You know -- states you name is a lot more interesting -- his prepared remarks on housing he talked about everything from.
High oil prices in need for a -- tax even.
His stance on the Middle East what jumped out IPO.
-- response relief should Bonnie has always been hearing from Republican candidates and lawmakers when it comes to the economy oil prices energy.
And Iran specifically on Iran he says that look this is a window of opportunity here -- -- can make sure that we work this through diplomatically.
-- responding to some Republican criticism last night and throughout the -- that they need some more specifics of where the US might intervene.
You know took a pretty decent shot at Republican candidates talked about responsibility and some of those folks who are running for president.
Don't have the responsibility that he does internationally with our military.
Talk about wanted to have a broader conversation before we would ever go to war and also with the economy and oil prices the president discussed.
This move forward on this that question from a Fox News is Ed Henry about some of the comments made on Capitol Hill the president and the administration going back.
The what energy secretary Steven she would -- a few years ago that this administration actually wants higher oil prices to get the US eventually off on all.
President responded like this -- I -- gas prices lower because they heard famous.
Because I meet folks every day who have to drive a long way to get to work.
And then filling up -- gas tank.
Gets more more painful is attacks out of their pocket books out of their picture.
-- Also repeated the line that there's no silver bullet that's going to solve this he also said that he was going to reconstitute.
The oil and and -- oil and gas price fraud working group something that he and announced a year ago we actually did a check up on this a month ago pretty much the only result of that.
That we had gotten in in checking on this is that it is the press release.
That announced today its creation in April of last year -- high profile prosecutions under that fact.
One of the agencies involved we called and asked them how their progress is going and they weren't even quite sure they were still a member of it.
President also mentioned the Republican race tonight that would really get into it always said was that he wished them luck to you.
Our -- I think what that's because we wanna bring it Randall -- -- the editor in chief of branch of -- Barron's stock comment or Randall lomb.
Well a lot of stuff there a lot of stuff covered you know -- half -- -- was an economic lives of course your Rush Limbaugh's accountant blood.
On the economic side that I want to ask you what you thought with respect to the president's comments about Israel and gasoline prices well out.
Obviously that the Iranian the question is kind of the gift that keeps on giving in -- in terms of the marketing if you're bullish on.
I'm on oil futures it is that will raise the level I don't know maybe putting extra ten or twenty cents.
It into the price of oil but he here's the -- the rise and the price at the pump.
It pretty much offsets any anything gets from other payroll tax.
Cut so he clearly doesn't doesn't want have that additional tax put on.
The American consumer especially since the economy seems to be breaking a little bit more his way through that -- -- the last thing he wants to.
And that's the point he made he says -- he told Ed Henry almost sarcastically.
Right out the -- listen no president especially in Alexia on gas prices go up while blow.
His stated on more than one occasion that it necessarily has to go higher.
But what about the notion though that we've been able to talk Israel from a preemptive strike.
-- by saying if sanctions are working.
Well be a two to quote Winston Churchill and ended -- difference situation.
Better jaw jaw than war war in terms of in a broad channel and said that does well yeah I you let a good conservative a good -- Say in a -- better not wrote wrote rush off to war you know.
Especially when it'll have negative repercussions if we did -- If there really is.
A conflict in the Strait of Hormuz.
Gas prices could jump at a dollar over night that's the last thing he wants to see that -- -- -- rather see this try to try to work something out -- really takes years.
If it if anything North Korea has come.
To the hidden in negotiating table after -- sanctions that may have taken years but we we avoided conflict there.
The last -- before so far so.
So far so good -- better better that then you something that will you know cause death and destruction and as well as.
Hurt the American consumer right so -- mean.
Bringing back in -- -- conversation you know -- president was asked again to clarify his remarks about Israel saying that we have Israel's back.
People don't quite understand what that means when it comes to you -- when it comes at public policy when it comes to do diplomacy.
You know what -- what do you think -- he clarified it again today with his comments that he made early -- -- also say that at Churchill also lamented the fact that it took so long to get into world -- to -- famously said that Americans will eventually choose the right course after they've exhausted all their options might.
You know getting back to with the president's comments here as specifically when it comes to -- Israel he didn't really clarify much.
Of what we had heard from yesterday and much of the rhetoric that we've heard they're still remains -- disagreement among many here in Washington.
And internationally with the Israelis as to what conditions must be set for the United States.
To intervene militarily -- we heard basically yesterday from the president of bit of today.
Was it Israel's a sovereign country has the right to defend itself for -- safety.
We as the United States are just ask me this administration is just asking that diplomacy and sanctions be given more time.
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