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News on The 700 Club: June 22, 2016

As seen on "The 700 Club," June 22: Evangelicals sing a new tune on Trump: 'Meeting may be a tipping point,' Britain's 'Brexit' vote threatens to destroy the EU, and more. Read Transcript


Well, he's working hard to win over Christian voters.

So Donald Trump met with hundreds of Evangelical leaders

yesterday.

He's going to need that crucial voting

block to have a real shot at winning the White House.

CBN's David Brody was inside that private meeting

in New York, and brings us this look at what people

had to say after it was over.

VOICEOVER: Times Square always hustles and bustles,

but just blocks away, the Marriott Marquis Hotel buzzed

with activity of another kind.

A private meeting between Donald Trump and Evangelical leaders.

It was a private event, but CBN News was permitted inside

to observe.

From megachurch pastors to longtime stalwarts,

they heard Trump speak out about defending religious liberty,

including his desire to get rid of IRS

restrictions that muzzle political talk from the pulpit.

Trump said a repeal may be quote, my biggest

contribution to Christianity.

In that room, among the 900 Evangelical leaders or so,

there were quite a few that were not for Trump

going into the meeting.

After the meeting, well, some minds are changing.

The ball has moved forward a little bit,

and I appreciate Mr. Trump's willingness

to reach out to the Evangelical community.

After hearing him today, I will prayerfully

consider it as a possibility, in light of the alternative.

DAVID BRODY: That alternative is Hillary Clinton.

Trump made clear his Supreme Court

picks would make them proud, unlike what Clinton

might bring to the table.

Trump also talked about how Evangelicals

need to band together, because their rights and values are

under attack.

What pleased some attendees was that Trump

didn't appear to make any major mistakes,

or give reason for pause.

I can't remember any time during the several hours

this morning that his answer disappointed,

or there was chagrin about it.

DAVID BRODY: Trump's senior adviser

Sarah Huckabee also attended, and spoke with CBN News.

He did something that most Republican nominees in the past

have refused to do, and that's walk into this room,

and be willing to sit down, take their questions,

and really interact with them in a very big way.

DAVID BRODY: With some Evangelicals still wary,

the brash outsider will need more outreach.

But for now, it seems to be working.

As it pertains to the Evangelical vote,

and the candidacy of Donald J. Trump,

today's meeting may very well be a tipping point.

DAVID BRODY: Pro-family leader Sammy Rodriguez

says he knows plenty of pastors who were

skeptical before the meeting.

But inside, something changed.

After hearing his commitment-- his very well-defined,

articulated commitment to religious liberty

and life-- the Supreme Court, especially--

I think you saw a number of the same pastors

walk out going that's what I needed to hear.

DAVID BRODY: And that's something

the Trump campaign needed to hear after a rough few weeks

of headlines.

It will be important for them to build on any progress here

by getting Evangelicals to move beyond words

and work actively for Trump among their flocks.

David Brody, CBN News in New York City.

Well you know, the Evangelicals have

been one of the most reliable voting blocks.

They used to say organized labor was the organized

block for the Democrats.

Well, as far as the Republicans go,

the Evangelicals have been stronger than any other group.

And they stick together with the party.

Sometimes they just don't vote.

This happens several elections.

But I think this time, there is so much at stake.

While the Evangelicals and Trump were having a little love

fest up there in New York, Hillary Clinton

was hitting Trump hard on the campaign trail.

She was speaking, as I recall, from Columbus, Ohio.

And it was one of the most flat speeches.

There was no drama in it.

No pacing.

It was just like pablum.

And yet she rehearses and says what

a great job that Obama has done with the economy.

And the economy is some of the worst recoveries

we've ever had in our history.

And the jobless rate is this terribly high--

the unemployment rate, I should say.

And we're looking at 2% to 3%-- actually, not even 3%.

About 2%, 2 2 1/2% GDP growth, which is just appallingly low.

That's not something to run on or brag about.

And John Jessup has that story.

Pat, Hillary Clinton blasted Trump's economic plans

in the key swing state of Ohio, pointing

to an analysis that claims they would cost 3 and 1/2

million American jobs.

She's trying to stop Trump from wooing working class

voters in battleground states like Ohio, Wisconsin,

and Michigan.

Charlene Aaron has that story.

CHARLENE AARON: Clinton called Donald Trump's

economic policies dangerous, and warned

that he could bankrupt the country if elected president.

In her speech in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton

questioned Trump's temperament to guide the economy.

And repeatedly pointed to his business record,

including bankruptcies as evidence

of how he would treat small businesses and working

families.

Just like he shouldn't have his finger on the button,

he shouldn't have his hands on our economy.

He's written a lot of books about business.

They all seem to end at chapter 11.

CHARLENE AARON: Trump shot back, saying he knows

how to use debt in business.

So what I've done is I've used brilliantly

the laws of the country.

And-- not personally, just corporate.

And if you look at people like myself that

are at the highest levels of business, many of them

have done it many, many times.

CHARLENE AARON: And in a tweet, he

said crooked Hillary refuses to say that she will

be raising taxes beyond belief.

She will be a disaster for jobs and the economy.

But the presumptive Democratic nominee

has problems of her own.

Russian hackers are believed to have breached the computers

of the Clinton Foundation.

A hacker using the moniker Guccifer 2.0

leaked documents taken from the Democratic National Convention

during a hack last week.

Bloomberg News reports the attacks

on the foundation's network, along with those

of the Democratic party and Clinton's

presidential campaign, add to concerns

about her digital security.

While the FBI is still investigating

her use of a personal e-mail server while

she was Secretary of State.

And Trump is promising even more of a full assault on Clinton

in a speech today.

Charlene Aaron, CBN News.

Thanks, Charlene.

Pat, back to you.

I was reading today something that is appalling.

Maybe it came out of that Gawker hack,

but nevertheless, when Hillary made

some of the speeches she made, she

got paid about $200,000, $250,000 a speech.

Some of them as high as $500,000 or $600,000.

Then she said I've got to have a Gulf Stream

4 or better airplane.

I've got to have first class tickets for some

of my other people to go along.

I've got to have a presidential suite in whatever hotel I stay,

plus adjoining rooms.

And it went down the list, you say dear me.

What kind of demands does this woman

make for making one speech?

But it's all out there.

And the Gawker is going to be in the public.

But this is incredible.

And the amount of money that has come in.

She can't attack Trump on account of Wall Street,

because she is in the pocket of Wall Street.

And she and the foundation have guaranteed hundreds

of millions of dollars.

And it's been pointed out, some of them

are pretty dicey characters that have given money

to the Clinton Foundation.

It's going to be a tough one to overcome.

And a recent poll indicated that in terms of fixing the economy,

that Trump is way ahead of Hillary on that.

They're almost neck and neck in other polls.

But in that particular poll, which

may be crucial in this election, he scores much higher

than she does.

Now there's something else that concerns us.

And that is the rogue regime in North Korea.

Kim Jung Un.

And we have allowed them to get away with stuff

that they agreed to stop doing.

And John has that story, and it should shock everyone of us.

That's right, Pat.

Turning overseas, North Korea has launched

two more ballistic missiles.

U.S. And South Korean military officials say one failed,

but the other-- which reportedly flew about 620 miles--

was a big step in the regime's development

of a powerful missile, intended to reach

U.S. bases in the Pacific.

This comes as diplomats from America and North Korea

are attending a six nation security forum in Beijing.

U.S. officials say at this point, Pat,

there are no plans for talks.

You know, they weren't supposed to enrich uranium.

They weren't supposed to build up supplies of plutonium.

They weren't supposed to launch delivery vehicles.

They weren't supposed to do this, that, and the other.

And we have let them get away with all of it.

Haven't called them on it.

But the thing that we should be concerned of,

we have done something about it.

And I'm looking forward to having

another guest to talk about it.

What is called the electronic magnetic pulse.

The EMP.

First of all, if there is a major solar flare, and an EMP

that comes out of the sun, it could

fry most of the electronic devices

in the entire United States of America.

And maybe throughout the world.

However, they have discovered-- experts have discovered--

that one nuclear device exploded in the stratosphere

over the mid part of America could render

us close to the Stone Age.

It would take out our cars.

It would take out our banking.

It would take out our food supply.

It would take out almost every type of industry

that runs on any type of electronics.

And of course, it would render our military almost helpless.

This is a major, major thing that we should do,

and we're not-- instead of worrying

about climate change, which may happen in 40 or 50 years

or never, we should be dealing with a threat that

is right at hand.

And all this group of mad men in North Korea

have got to do is work a little bit longer on the delivery

mechanism.

They claim they've got some nuclear bombs.

And they send one up there, and detonate it above-- somehow,

in the stratosphere above the landmass of the United States.

And we are toast.

This is a very serious problem.

And it's one that should be addressed at the highest

levels of our government.

And they shouldn't just address it,

they ought to do something about it.

OK.

Well coming up, the United Nations-- I

mean the European Union has been a disaster, filled

with regulation, bureaucracy, waste, and the usual stuff.

Now they're being overwhelmed by refugees,

and they've got the bailouts.

They have to bail out Greece.

They have to probably bail out Portugal or Spain.

They have to bail out, possibly, Italy.

They are all kinds of week sisters in the European Union.

And the strong countries, like Germany and Great

Britain and so forth are going to have to pick up the tab.

So the British voters are saying maybe not.

And what's been called the Brexit--

the British exit-- is going to be voted on tomorrow.

So here's John with that story.

Pat, that's right.

British voters will decide tomorrow

whether to leave the European Union.

If Britain does leave, some fear it

could put the future of the entire EU in jeopardy.

Dale Hurd has that story from London.

DALE HURD: To leave, or not to leave.

That is the question before British voters Thursday.

They'll vote on what's being called Brexit.

Britain's exit from the European Union.

After years of feeling like they were being yanked around

by Brussels, the Brits now have a chance to yank the rug out

from under the European Union.

The Eurozone is a catastrophe.

The project doesn't work.

I want us to get back our independence.

DALE HURD: UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage,

one of the leaders in the leave camp,

says the EU has made the British poor.

Even as the nation has given more authority and control

of its borders to Brussels.

This should be a British passport.

It says European Union on it.

I think to make this country safer,

we need to get back British passports,

so that we can check anybody else coming in to this country.

DALE HURD: Under EU rules, Britain cannot limit migration

from within Europe.

And many Brits feel their tiny island has

been overwhelmed by migrants.

On the coast, long time Dover business owner Brian Hall

says the town is going down the drain.

Not had a problem with-- we've had polls here,

and hard working.

And the percentage of them in the town, it's

just becoming too much.

And it's dragged the town down.

We should be Great Britain.

Now we're just Britain.

So really, we should get the Great back and sort us out,

really, shouldn't we.

DALE HURD: The remains side warns

that leaving the European Union will be an economic catastrophe

for Britain.

I think the biggest risk we can take is to pull out of the EU,

pull out of the single market, damage our businesses,

damage jobs, and there will be fewer opportunities

for our children and grandchildren.

DALE HURD: But the biggest damage from a Brexit

could be to the European Union.

This German economist called Brexit a nightmare scenario

for the markets.

He says the markets are afraid of the Brexit

because that will raise the question of whether the EU will

break up.

A happy Europe will be a Democratic Europe

of sovereign states who are good neighbors in the same street

DALE HURD: But a Brexit could cause

a political and economic earthquake in the headquarters

of the European Union.

And a domino effect, in which other nations leave,

possibly triggering a collapse of the European Union.

Dale Hurd, CBN News, London.

Pat, any predictions on how the Brexit vote will play out?

It's too close to call right now.

It's right level.

You know, the withdrawal-- they've got two names.

One remain and the other withdraw.

But the withdrawal vote for about 10 points up,

now it's about even.

Do you agree with the Queen that Britain should get out?

Absolutely.

I think the European Union has become

a bureaucratic nightmare, which is always

what happens when you get a bunch of high paid

bureaucrats sitting around tables, out of touch

with reality.

And they make these decrees, and they impose them

on all the people of that union.

And it's not working.

In the United States-- and it's not working.

If they had something like we had, maybe it would work.

But they'll have to go a long way.

But I don't vote in the British election.

But if I were, I'd vote to get out.

Because I'm an Anglophile at heart, and you know,

Rule Brittania.

OK, what's next?

I really feel for them.

And I like what the one guy said.

We used to be Great Britain.

Now we're just Britain.

We need to get the Great back.

It sounds familiar.

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