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ORTAGUS: On foreign policy. I think, clearly, he and even Marco Rubio are the most experience in some foreign policy. You have to have a guiding set of principle for how and why America should lead the world. If you don't, you get yourself into the trouble that we're in now in the Middle East. But, if you don't think America should lead the world, then I don't think you should be president of the United States.

DAGEN MCDOWELL, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: The Wall Street Journal has an incredible, Jerry Seib Twitted out, it's an incredible interactive graphic that shows you why Trump is leading the way he is, and what Trump supporters want versus establishment supporters and social conservatives. And like about 81 out of 100, I think that immigration is bad for the country, and they're more concern, instead of foreign policy, they are more concerned about domestic issues. And so, those have been his part of what Trump is appealing to. So, you can talk about foreign policy, but they are more concerned about their own situation which relates to trade, and jobs, and American prosperity.

BARTIROMO: Which makes sense and it's resonating with people, because he is sounding on all the right things, like China is taking our jobs.

Dagen: I wanted to quickly tell the story, so Barbara was a woman I met in South Carolina when you and Neil were doing the debate down there. She runs this Myrtle Beach office. And I interviewed her on air and she looks at me before we went on air, and she said don't embarrass me, if you do, I'll hunt you down. And I was like, you know what, that kind of sums up the kind of passion to the Trump supporter is. Like, she was a tough lady, tough southern lady too. And I'm like, that who's she is appealing to. I'll hunt you down, which is a southern thing to say.

BARTIROMO: So, she was on the show, I don't remember this interview?

MCDOWELL: Yeah. I interview, if was on -- later on in the day. It was on your world and I just talked to her briefly. And she said before we went on air, she said don't embarrass me, I will hunt you down.

BARTIROMO: That is really funny. So, I wanted to mention Jeb Bush for a moment, because we are going to talk with Hank Greenberg who's coming up, former CEO of AIG, but he's just given $10 million to a Super PAC of Jeb Bush. You wonder what it's going to take for Jeb Bush to actually start, I mean, he's a believer, and you're a believer. What does he need to do to get his numbers up?

ORTAGUS: I think it's a really important point to make that the Super PAC, the candidates don't control the Super Pac. Right now, you're seeing Jeb Bush's Super PAC go after Rubio, he's gone after Kasich in New Hampshire. You're seeing Rubio Super PAC going after Christy. So, all of the Super PAC are going after each other right now, instead of after Donald Trump. So, point number one, none of these candidates are controlling their Super PAC, and they're all going after each other. Number two, I think, Jeb Bush clearly is going to have to do score quite well in New Hampshire going into South Carolina. There are, and I said this before, Donald Trump is an outlier because he doesn't have the national organization, but he clearly gets all the media, clearly has captured people's attention, no arguments there. But I think it comes down to Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, and Rubio, because the three of them are the only ones that really have the national infrastructure to stay in if they won after South Carolina. They can go into Super Tuesday. You know, it's not out of the realm of possibility that two to four of these guys will be fighting out until April because of proportional representation. I think, when it comes to Florida, I don't expect, you know, after South Carolina I think you're going to see some of these guys drop out.

BARTIROMO: You're killing this guy's establishment.

ORTAGUS: Absolutely. I mean, that's been the most effective -- anyone who has gone up against Donald Trump has struggled, I think, to make a dent into him, because people like the tone of what he's saying. So, but I think, if you deliver consistent message, and you're willing to stay until April to fight it out, I mean, I don't - we're not going to know the nominee after South Carolina.

BARTIROMO: OK, we'll see. Alright, you're saying you got to fight it out, wait till April. Don't forget Mornings With Maria, starts every day at 6 AM Eastern, right here on the Fox Business Network. Before we take a break, take a look at some of the best moments you may have missed earlier in the program.


UNINDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't know necessarily if there's room for him to steal any of Hillary's thunder and take on Bernie Sanders. I don't really see the electoral math there. I think it's actually going to aid Bernie Sanders, like, this is all about income and equality.

UNINDENTIFIED MALE: We do clearly believe that the U.S. market is relatively stronger than what is going on around the rest of the globe. We do believe that GDP is strong, the job numbers are strong, whether it's the commercial real estate price index, auto sales, and overall fundamentals.

UNINDENTIFIED MALE: But the immigrants have made just a tremendous contribution over the years. It's -- unfortunately, I believe it's changed from being the land of opportunity to the land of dependency.

KENT: You've heard about the Apple Car, and you heard about the Apple Watch, but nobody remember on the Apple Watch. Tablet sales continue to fall. MacBook continued to be a bright spot. But the real innovation, I've seen job being moved forward, you don't necessarily see that right now.

BARTIROMO: You know what I did Saturday. I went for a hike in Central Park. It was so much fun in the snow with my husband. There you go.

MCDOWELL: I was in my pajamas till 6, that's why I gained five pounds.


JESSICA VILCHIS, TENNIS CHANNEL HOST: Welcome back to another Tennis Channel court report, a special presentation for Fox Business, I'm Jessica Vilchis. Serena Williams went into her quarterfinals against Maria Sharapova, looking for a 18th straight win against the Russian. Despite breaking Williams on her opening service game, Sharapova never looks likely to end her run of the seat against the world number one. Serena blasted her way into the semifinals with the 7th time with another straight set victory over the five time champion. On the men side, Roger Federer also made pretty short work of his quarterfinals. The number three seed denied Tomas Berdych a third straight semifinal appearance with an impressive performance. Federer becomes the oldest semifinalist in a Major since Andre Agassi at the 2005 U.S. Open. And don't forget Tennis Channel's live coverage of the Australian Open, aired daily at 6:00 PM Eastern.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back, a new concept jet that could take you from New York to London in a matter of minutes, Cheryl Casone with the story right now. I just don't believe this story, Cheryl. I'm sorry.

CHERYL CASONE, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: I swear, 11 minutes. That's what they're saying. This is the amount of time it takes to travel a distance of just 3400 miles. Yeah, this plane designed by a Canadian engineer can carry up to 10 people. They're saying its speed 12 times as fast as the Concorde, it's using a ramjet engine. There is the design. Let's see if they make it, then we can all go. Also this story, Uber is testing a children's toy in an effort to calm down drunk passengers. Uber drivers leave a Bop It, it's a noisy sound toy in the backseat during rides. The theory here if passengers are distracted by the toy they are less likely to beat up on the drivers when they're drunk. Which we seen that happen a bunch. And finally, Maria, this is for you and all the dog lovers out there, it's a dog story with a big strong finish. Ludivine, is a 2-year- old bloodhound, he came in seventh place in a half marathon in Alabama after he wandered out into the race by accident earlier this month. The owner, April Hamil, appeared on Fox & Friends this morning. Listen.


APRIL HAMIL, DOG OWNER: So, she was out for as little while, and didn't think much about it. And I got a text from a co-worker with the picture of her and her medal saying Ludivine just came in seventh place in the half marathon.


CASONE: Yep. The dog just jumped into the race and kept on going to the finish with a couple of breaks in between.

BARTIROMO: Thank you so much, Cheryl.

CASONE: You bet.

BARTIROMO: Actually, Elizel would like that story.

GREENBERG: So it's no baby.

BARTIROMO: No baby. Hank Greenberg stop. Breaking news this morning, AIG overhauling its business selling its broker dealer network and spinning off its mortgage insurance business. This is the company fence off an attack from activist investor Carl Ichan. Joining me now and to talk more about that, and the Republican field right now, is former AIG chairman and CEO, Hank Greenberg, Hank, Good to see you.


BARTIROMO: Thank you so much for joining us. So, we know that Carl Icahn has been circling the wagon on AIG, saying, look you got to split into three companies. Do you ever get news? What do you think about the news that AIG is selling its broker dealer network and conducting an initial public offering of that mortgage business?

GREENBERG: Well, you know, they're trying to take some steps to accommodate Icahn. But, you know, the company is a fraction of the size that it was. I am not sure that is going to satisfy Icahn. But you know, you have to run a company the way you think you should be run, not the way some activist tells you to run it.

BARTIROMO: Well, it's interesting, because you say, and the reason that you are mentioning that AIG is a fraction of the size is because one of the motivations here, is to -- they're calling it de-SIFI, in other words, do not be as significantly important financial institutions, or so-called SIFI. So, don't be a big if you get smaller, you're not as much of a threat to the global economy and the global financial system. So, should they get even smaller? That is my question.

GEENBERG: No, I don't think so. In fact, you know, I think, the diversification that AIG had was really a safeguard in itself, and now just a fraction of that.

BARTIROMO: Yeah, a fraction of that. But, what are they going to do to grow in your view? So, you know, you got Carl Icahn saying, look, this is a simple choice, breaking into three companies to make sure you're not so systemically important. During these moves, today you say, it's not -- it's much smaller and it's not going to be enough for Carl Icahn. But they shouldn't go down that route anyway.

GREENBERG: No. I think it's a wrong route to go. Number one, it is one of the largest international insurance companies still in the world. They were in 137 countries. That diversification is very important. It was very profitable on the international side, and so that is a safeguard in itself. It wasn't the insurance business that got AIG into difficulty.

BARTIROMO: Yeah, I know that. It was the global products.

GREENBERG: It was the mortgage related business.

BARTIROMO: Have you spoken to Carl Icahn? You're still obviously one of the lead shareholders at AIG.


BARTIROMO: So, you don't think that obviously his plan is going to work?

GREENBERG: I think it's the wrong plan.

BARTIROMO: Yeah. What do you think the company should be doing?

GREENBERG: Well, they got to run their insurance business. And I understand they are putting out a plan today on that.

BARTIROMO: Right, you got an IPO in the mortgage business. OK, Hank, let me switch gears and ask you about regulation in general. Because we saw MetLife to do this, right. MetLife decided to spin out one of it's businesses for the same reason that the government is calling it a systemically important, and I guess that designation comes with much higher costs, much tighter regulation.

GREENBERG: Well, you know, we are over regulated in many areas of our economy right now. And the last thing we want -- what do we want to do? Have a bunch of mom-and-pop businesses? If you want to compete in the global economy, you have to have size.

BARTIROMO: And that size certainly was one of the diversification that you say was actually shielding AIG in the past.

GREENBERG: It did. None of the insurance companies got into difficulty. None.

BARTIROMO: Let me switch gears and ask you about politics. Because there was a surprised to see recently you donated upwards of $10 million to a Super PAC supporting Republican presidential hopeful, Jeb Bush. What do you like about Jeb?

GREENBERG: Well, first of all, the contribution was made months ago. OK. I think Jeb Bush is the most qualified candidate in the race. He was a great governor in Florida, did a super job in many areas. Many of the things that he did in Florida we want to do nationwide, and he understands the foreign issues very well. We are in a very dangerous world. You got to have a leader who understands that, it knows how to deal with it. You can make it up as you go along.

BARTIROMO: Why do you think his campaign has not gained more traction?

GREENBERG: You know, that is hard to say, I wish I knew the answer to that. I don't know. You know, you don't tell a leader by how loud he talks, and how he shouts. That is not the mark of a leader. A leader has got to lead people. He's got to know something about the area that he's leading in. I think, Jeb Bush has got the background to be a very good president.

BARTIROMO: Look, he's got the record. He's done a very good job in Florida, which is why I questioning why it is that he's been unable to really resonate more with voters.

GREENBERG: I think the voters are fed up with the political system in the United States. I think that is one of the reasons that people from in the political world are having difficulties.

BARTIROMO: Which is why, you know, Donald Trump is resonating because he's out there saying, look, I'm going to fight for the little guy, and I'm going to be there, and I'm going to be tough with China, and to be tough with Mexico, and it's resonating.

GREENBERG: Yeah, but what does being tough mean? We want to have a conflict? You want to have poor relations? That doesn't make any sense.

BARTIROMO: What do you think is the most important issue for business today going into this election?

GREENBERG: Well, I think, businesses concerned about the overregulation that we're confronting. And it's a big handicap.

BARTIROMO: And Jeb Bush has said, he's going to roll back a number of regulations.

GREENBERG: Yeah. You roll back those that just more inhibiting growth. If you don't grow, you don't hire people. If you don't hire people you have a problem.

BARTIROMO: Today we see Tyco and Johnson Controls announcing that it is in fact confirmed. They're going to do a deal, $14 billion deal. They're going to move the headquarters to Ireland.

GREENBERG: That's right.

BARTIROMO: The U.S. tax rate, 35 percent corporate tax rate. Ireland corporate tax rate 14 percent. No kidding they are going to move to Ireland.

GREENBERG: Of course.

BARTIRMO: So, why haven't we seen tax reform?

GREENBERG: Why? Because the political system in this administration, the Obama administration, would like to raise taxes and not reduce them.

BARTIROMO: I know you're just back from Argentina. Real quick, what do you learn?

GREENBERG: Well, I think the new leadership is terrific. I think, there were 12 years of poor leadership. I think, the new president has done more than 30 days than anyone thought that could be done. I think it's a we stop right there, and we're going to operate again

BARTIROMO: Hank, good to have you on the program today.

GREENBERG: Good to be with you.

BARTIROMO: Thank you so much. Hank Greenberg, is the former CEO of AIG, CEO and chairman of C.V. Starr. Before we take a break, takeout these amazing images captured by a NASA satellite after last weekend's historic snowstorm. We're showing Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, entirely colorless after more than two feet of snow were dumped in 48 hours, back in a minute.


NICOLE PETALLIDES, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: I'm Nicole Petallides, live on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, U.S. stocks and Futures moved from negative into positive territory this morning. Dow futures up 53, S&P Futures up 6.5, as oil also was negative and moves into positive territory. We're going to see some movers to the upside, including Sprint, which is up about 15 percent today, posted a smaller than expected quarterly loss, boosting its guidance and saying it's on track to cut $2.5 billion in cost over six months. That stock is looking to the upside along with HK Steel, Freeport-McMoran, and Procter & Gamble as well. Much more, Mornings With Maria, coming up.



BARTIROMO: So, what's most important? Then you don't think we'll go into recession or you think we could go into a recession?

TRUMP: We should go into recession. Because our economy is very weak, it's very tepid. If you look at what's going on with the stock market, I think the stock market is the only remnant that sort of save people from saying the economy is terrible.


BARTIROMO: And now with the stock market moving lower this year, it's sort of a vicious cycle that he's saying basically, look, we could see things get worse. How did you read that?

MCDOWELL: I think as a candidate, I want him to be careful about how much he talks about the market, how much he talks about individual companies. I don't know how much it helps. I always point back to Ronald Reagan after the 87 crash, markets go up, markets go down. Now, again, if he highlights what's wrong in the economy, what's wrong as indicated by the stock market, that certainly helps his campaign, because, you know, people won't change. But he says matters.

ORTAGUS: The point, I think that he's trying to make is that there is a big difference between what mainstream Americans feeling versus what the stock market has done over the years.

BARTIROMO: You're right.

ORTAGUS: And so, I think that's a real and valid criticism. I don't know that the president of the United States should say something like, our economy should go into recession. So, I don't think that part was wise.

BARTIROMO: Are you giving him a promotion already?

ORTAGUS: No. I'm saying, this is what he's running for. This is what he wants to be.

BARTIROMO: You wanted to say President Trump, did you?

ORTAGUS: No, trust me.

BARTIROMO: Are you sure, Morgan?

MCDOWELL: This is the conversation that's going on. And Charles Krauthammer has hit on this a little bit in terms of people who weren't backing Trump. People at home are sitting around going, well you know, he's got the lead, I might take a closer look at Trump, you know, people like him. He's not losing any mojo. Maybe, and I think, then you're getting a traditional Republican conversion.

ORTAGUS: But, that is the thing of this morning about him hitting the right tone with the American -- Republican primary voters as I say. More Republican candidates should focus on this as a difference in with the main street is feeling versus what people have felt those of us in New York, who rely on the stock market every day.

BARTIROMO: Tomorrow we're going to run a portion of that interview. About what stocks he bought. Because, he said -- I said, so you've been an investor, did you -- are you selling in this environment? He said, no, a year ago I bought and then I sold everything at the highs, everything.

MCDOWELL: I just laughed when he said that earlier and I left, because everything is just perfection with his execution.

BARTIROMO: I sold everything at the high. What can I say.

ORTAGUS: But Maria, before we go, I think one thing that our viewers have to notice is the comments that Hillary Clinton made on the Johnson merger, and what she said about how she has a plan for the corporate tax conversion. She said, I can pull it up if you want. She said it was outrageous and she was going to do an exit tax on companies that leave the U.S.

BARTIROMO: There you go, and Tyco and Johnson moving to Ireland. That will do it for us. Thank you so much ladies, will see you tomorrow, Varney and Co. begins now, Stuart over to you.


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