But we're going to begin with the Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump, who joins me live from Palm Beach, Florida. Good morning. Thank you. Thank you very much. [Begin Video] Let me start with this idea of whether it is a three-way race. Well, I think I have a big advantage, but it's certainly a three-person race and, uh, you have a couple of other people that are very talented there, too. So we have a -- we have a five-man race and I think that it's going to be, you know, it's going to be not easy. I have a big advantage, but a long way from being won. Well, that's very humble of you this morning. Well, on the -- on the mandate, if you look at the mandate, we had a situation where we were Anderson Cooper, who's terrific, by the way, and did a terrific job, but we were talking over each other. Look, I want -- we're going to -- we're going to repeal and -- and replace ObamaCare. ObamaCare is a total and complete disaster. It's going to be gone. We're going to come up with a great health care plan, whether it's health care savings accounts, we have a lot of different things. We're going to get rid of the lines between states. We're going to have great competitive bidding. But I say all the time, you can call it anything you want, people are not going to die in the middle of the street. OK. People are not going to die on the sidewalk if I'm president, OK? Well, let me get something definitive from you... When I say that... -- on this. -- Chuck, I say that... Right. Excuse me. I say that to packed houses with thousands and thousands of people... Yes. -- Republicans, mostly, and I get standing ovations. I'm not going to let that happen. If I'm president, we're not going to have people dying on the streets. So you can call it whatever you want. No, I understand that. I don't call it a mandate. Well, let me ask you this... I just say it's common sense. -- do you think that it should be a law that anybody who can afford health insurance has to have it? I -- I think, no. I think it's going to be up to them, OK? I want it to be up to them. But I -- the -- I'm really talking about people that can't afford it. We're not going to let people die in some -- in squalor because we are Republicans, OK? That's part of the problem with the Republicans, where somehow they got fed into this horrible position. We're going to take care of people. But, no, people don't have to have it. A... We're going to have to get plans. They're going to be a lot less expensive than ObamaCare. They're going to be private and there are going to be lots of different options. We're going to have... OK. -- a lot of different options. Right now, you have no options. You know why? Because the insurance company controlled Obama because they gave him a lot of money. That's why you have lines around the states... Let's play... -- so that you can't get competitive bidding. Now let's move to Planned Parenthood. That's right. I do. -- you'd defund it. Now, the government will say Democrats... That's right, I would. -- Democrats will say the money they give to Planned Parenthood does not go to abortions, that the money they give to Planned Parenthood only goes to other women's health issues, including mammograms and things like that. Yes, if -- if it didn't have to do with abortions. Look, I understand and I have many, many friends who are women who understand Planned Parenthood better than you or I will ever understand it. And they do some very good work, cervical cancer, lots of women's issues, women's health issues are taken care of. I know one of the candidates -- I won't mention names -- who said we're not going to spend that kind of money on women's health issues. I am. Planned Parenthood does a lot of good job -- a really good job in a lot of different areas. But not on abortion. So I'm not going to fund it if it's doing the abortion. I am not going to fund it. Now, they say it's 3 percent and it's 4 percent. Some people say it's 60 percent. I don't believe it's 60 percent, by the way, but I think it's probably a much lower number. But Planned Parenthood does some very good work. But I would defund as soon as they're doing abortions. All right, let me move to the issue of Iraq. Obviously, a couple of clips came out. All right. Sure. [Begin Video] We have an idea who the enemy is and a lot of times the politicians don't want to tell you that. Are you for invading Iraq? Yes, I guess so. You know, I wish it was -- I wish the first time it was done correctly. [End Video] Now, clearly, you didn't sound like an enthusiastic -- enthusiastic supporter of the war and -- but I am curious to the second part of that quote... I wasn't. -- the first time it was -- I wish the first time it was done correctly. Well, what I mean by that is it almost shouldn't have been done and, you know, I really don't even know what I mean, because that was a long time ago and who knows what was in my head? I think that it wasn't done correctly. In retrospect, it shouldn't have been done at all. It was sort of, you know, it was just done. It was just -- we dropped bombs. Now, if you look back, actually, that was probably the correct way of doing it, not going in and not upsetting, giving them a lesson or not. I mean I think Senior actually did a pretty good job of what he was doing. He went in, he taught them a lesson. What happened is he was taunted, because Saddam Hussein was saying we drove back the Americans, the ugly Americans were driven back, the power of Iraq, the power. Well, we didn't -- weren't driven back, he just decided not -- General Schwarzkopf and others said maybe let's not go in, I'm not sure, although I think Schwarzkopf actually maybe wanted to go in. I think he made -- maybe did the right thing. I can say this, if you look at my conversation with Howard, who was a friend of mine. He's actually a very good person... Yes. -- a good guy, different from what you see on the radio, OK. I won't say it. But if you look at my conversation, I was a very -- that was probably the first time -- don't forget, I was in business. I was a businessman. Right. I was a real estate man and a businessman. That was the first time I think that question was ever even asked of me. That was long before the war took place. That was, you know, many, many months before the war took place. Right. And you could see by my answer, I wasn't exactly thrilled... [Inaudible]. -- Joe Scarborough just released... Right. -- Joe Scarborough just released something yesterday more on point, much nearer, and he put out a Tweet saying that, you know, this... Right. -- Trump is right, look what he just said. So you have to take a look at that. But regardless, the war in Iraq was a disaster. It was probably the worst thing -- if you look at the Middle East now, it all started because of that horrible decision to go into Iraq. And you know what we end up with? Nothing. We spent $2 trillion, we have thousands and thousands of lives killed and just thousands, carnage, and we have wounded warriors, who I love, all over the place, right. And we have nothing. And Iran is now taking over Iraq. They've been trying to for many, many decades --- All right. -- and now they're finally taking over Iraq. As we sit here, they're taking over Iraq. Well, let me... We get nothing. -- let me give you one more issue where you sort of went counter to what is perceived as Republican orthodoxy... OK. Fine. -- and that is on the issue of Israel and the Palestinians. You said Wednesday you want to be -- to be neutral in that dispute. Now, they want me -- look, no, I'm very pro-Israel. In fact, I was the head of the Israeli Day Parade a number of years ago. I did a commercial for Netanyahu when he was getting elected. He asked me to do a commercial for him. I did a commercial for him. I am. But I don't want to be -- look, the hardest thing to do is that in terms of deals, if you're a deal person, right, the ultimate deal is that deal -- Israel, Palestine, you're -- it -- are -- if you're going to make it, that probably is the hardest deal there is to make. People are born for -- with hatred. They're taught hatred and I have to say, it's mostly on the one side, not on the other side. But they're taught hatred. I say this. If I'm going to be president, I'd rather be in a position, because I will try the best I can -- and I'm a very good dealmaker, believe me -- to try and solve that puzzle. You're not going to solve it if you're going to be on one side or another. Everyone understands that. If I'm going to solve the problem, I want to go in with a clean slate. Otherwise, you're never going to get the cooperation... OK. -- of the other side. So that's all I'm saying. Donald Trump, I'm going to leave it there. Thank you. We'll be watching on Tuesday. [End Video] Thank you very much. You've got it.