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BARTIROMO: Alright, go ahead, Tamara.

HOLDER: Let me just finish. I wanted to say that one of the issues with Donald Trump that I have, that Omarosa seems to also have, is that he is has not laid out a plan for issues like black lives matter, the inner city issues, issues with the economy.

MANIGAULT: How did we go from Iraq to black lives matter? Stay focused, Tamara.

HOLDER: OK, I'm just stating my position here just like you did.


BARTIROMO: Well, this is all fair game. This is all fair game. Go ahead.

HOLDER: Thank you. So, my issue is that I like Donald Trump, I want to like him more. I actually want to support him. The issue is that I don't think that he has substantiated a lot of the claims that he is made and hasn't laid out any position other than black lives matter, inner city issues, issues with the economy other than the five points that he puts on his website.

KEVIN KELLY, RECON CAPITAL CIO: It seems like he's also trying to come out and talk about September 11th a lot. He talked about how there were a bunch of Muslims applauding when the twin towers came down and then he brought this up. It seems like he is politicizing this a lot and using it as mere background for that.

BARTIROMO: Yeah, let's face it, Amarosa, nobody thinks that George w. Bush.

MANIGAULT: My name is Omarosa.


MANIGAULT: Let's talk about Iraq and let's talk about Donald Trump's position, when Tamara said.

HOLDER: Tamara, its Tamara.

MANIGAULT: It's the same difference boo, if you want to come on with big boobs, then you deal with the pronunciation of your name. Look, Donald Trump stands firm on what his position is about us giving in to Iraq.

BARTIROMO: Wait a second. Why are you bringing up Tamara's boobs?

MANIGAULT: It's what she stood for.

BARTIROMO: I don't understand why you brought up about boobs?

MANIGAULT: You're a Democrat then you supported Hillary Clinton. If you want to get personal, we can get personal.


HOLDER: Considering this is how I was born. I mean, I'm sorry

MANIGAULT: I called you a boo. I'm sorry. I should have called you a boo.


MANIGAULT: Let's focus back on Donald Trump.


BARTIROMO: let me ask you this.

MANIGAULT: Can we talk about Donald Trump? You want to talk about black lives movement.


BARTIROMO: Omarosa, do you think -- Tamara made a point.

MANIGAULT: What point, Maria, because we are all over the place here.

BARTIROMO: She said that Donald Trump does not have the substance on some important issues like black likes matter. Do you believe that Donald Trump has.

MANIGAULT: I completely disagree with that. Of course he does. But Tamara wants to focus on her saying he just have five points. Donald Trump has made it very, very clear that Social justice issues are something he's going to address. And as commander in chief, and of course president of the United States, he will have to be the president of the entire country, not just black live matter, immigration which he's been very, very vocal on, economic issues which, of course, are resonating with the voters. And to say that there's no substance on Donald Trump, and you know, I take issue with that. And I think, the voters who are clearly supporting him since he is substantially high in the polls would disagree with that.

KELLY: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump then for you?

MANIGAULT: Pardon me?

KELLY: Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump?

MANIGAULT: There's no secret that I worked in the Clinton White House. But I'm sitting here because I believe that Donald Trump is the best choice to become the Republican nominee for president and to become president of the United States.

BARTIROMO: But you worked in the Clinton White House. You are not going to vote for Hillary?

MANIGAULT: I just said, I mean, obviously, I'm going to support Donald Trump because in 1997-98 I worked in the Clinton administration, which by substantially at that time we were going through an impeachment because of Bill Clinton's behavior. Of course, I'm going to support Donald Trump.

HOLDER: You previously said you supported Hillary Clinton. I just want to know when you change sides because, like I said, I actually like Donald Trump.

MANIGAULT: Wait, there is no question that before Donald Trump entered this race that I was out for Hillary. If you took the chance to do your research, you would know that. The question is, am I supporting Donald Trump, I'm a (INAUDIBLE) for him, and have been a loyal friend to him for a decade, of course. I never wavered from being a Democrat for the last 20 years.


BARTIROMO: He's got a lot of boos at the debate. What do you think about that? Do you think people are upset that he's keep going back to 9/11 and try to blame George W. Bush?

MANIGAULT: Why do we look at the polls to see if people are upset about that?


BARTIROMO: As a supporter, what do you think, Omarosa?

MANIGAULT: You know what, you're not going to please every single person in this country. In fact, you're going to actually tick off half the country, and half the other country will have questions. Donald Trump makes a statement, he stands firm on his position, and that's why he has been unapologetically supportive by the people who are supporting him.

BARTIROMO: Michael, what did you say?

MICHAEL BLOCK, RHINO TRADING PARTNERS CHIEF STRATEGIST: I said, Holy Hubris. You know, those boos meant something, when he dug in for something like 9/11 that's a lightning rod, good luck with that, that's a campaign.

HOLDER: Did you say boos or boobs?

MANIGAULT: Let's see. When you say you go against -- let's see. When you -- every time you all opposed, Donald Trump has his ratings go up. His polls numbers goes up. So, let's see. You've all been counting him out for a month, and months, and months, and he just keeps going up, and up, and up.

BARTIROMO: That is true. Omarosa, good to see you, thanks very much for joining the conversation. Omarosa Manigault and Tamara Holder, good to see you, thank you so much. Don't forget, Mornings With Maria, starts every day at 6:00 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 from earlier in the program.


MCDOWELL: We are here talking about markets. Our markets are close but people are still working today. People are trading overseas. What's the competition doing in reruns?

BLOCK: I feel like we have a new proverb for you. It's like, yeah right, I have a Kanye album to sell you.

UNINDENTIFIED MALE: A little bit surprised that he gave this long interview in which he said the threat is maybe out there, and ISIS is trying. ISIS isn't trying. ISIS has succeeded in the type of attack we saw in Paris. It is not a question of if in America, it is a question of when.

BARTIROMO: Nobody blames George W. Bush for the trade towers coming down.

MCDOWELL: He did. And he crossed the bridge and immediately burned it.

UNINDENTIFIED MALE: The trade environment is worse than it's been since 9/11. That's just the reality. Director Brennan mentioned cyber security that is a very, very significant issue.



BARTIROMO: Welcome back. A news alert, a drug bust with a twist in Australia, Cheryl Casone, with the details and the other headlines now, Cheryl

CHERYL CASONE, FOX BUSINESS NETWORK: Alright, Maria, you might call this the bust to bust. Austrian police have seized nearly $1 billion worth of the drug, ice, from a shipment of silicon bra inserts and art supplies. Australian customs first discovered the drug hidden inside thousands of stick on gel bra, and a shipment from Hong Kong in December of last year. Four people have been charged over the haul which included about 158 gallons of that drug.

Well, it was Kobe Bryant, 18th and final all-star game last night, where the West beat the East, 196-173. This is the highest scoring game in all- star history. Bryant put up 10 points, it was cheered by all as he was subbed out just before the end of the game. That's it for Kobe. And the Jordan brand gave Bryant, by the way, Jordan brand gave Bryant a full set of the sneakers released so far in the Air Jordan line, 30 pairs in all. The skip presented at the Jordan brand all-star party on Saturday.

And finally, for you Barbie fans, you want to check this out. Mattel's famous doll is getting her own hover board. Actually, the hover board is attached to a drone, even better. It comes with a matching pink wireless remote control. Parents everywhere rejoice right now. They've been building it up at the toy show which is going on right now here in New York City, Maria, back to you.

BARTIROMO: Alright, Cheryl, thanks so much. Well, it is that time of the year, tax season is here. Millions of Americans has begun the dreaded process of filling your taxes. Is there a way to make it more enjoyable? Video games retailer, GameStop, releasing a new survey that says nearly 70 percent of Americans would enjoy doing taxes if filing could be more like a video game. GameStop CEO, Paul Raines, is joining us right now to talk more about it. Good to see you, sir. Thanks so much for joining us.

PAUL RAINES, GAMESTOP CEO: Maria, great to be with you this morning.

BARTIROMO: Explain how this could be a video game.

RAINES: Well, a lot of studios out there, Maria, are always looking for new concepts. So I imagine that there's probably a lot of ways to create that. You know, that survey data comes from our power up reward survey data, we routinely survey thousands of customers, and of course, we have, you know, 34 million of those members around the world, so that's one of the ways we survey them. We do lots of other things with that data, but it interesting data for sure.

BARTIROMO: What are you seeing this tax season? On a more serious note, when you look at business today, GameStop, when you look at, you know, what people are doing, what are your takeaways going into tax season?

RAINES: Well, a couple of things. I think the data would indicate that tax checks and refunds were a little late coming out. We've seen some industry data on that. I would say that they're in full steam now. In our business, those tax checks tend to drive hardware sales, also new videogames, last week we launched Naruto, which was a great title and we had 75-80 percent market share probably on that. And it also sells us a lot of digital gaming. On our mobile side, which is our technology brand segment, it's also driving a significant amount of activation for AT&T, our partners there. So, we like the effect it has on our business. We think it's good. The tricky part is always timing when those are coming back in to people.

KELLY: How do you see sales so far going on this past quarter and the previous quarters, going on with the consumer? We know that they are getting a big tax cut given where gasoline prices is. Are you seeing that trickled through to you guys?

RAINES: Yeah, we are. You know, we have a great holiday released, you know, if you followed us, we had a 4.4 percent cam, you know. Our technology brand segment grew 60 percent. Our collectibles business grew 300 percent, did very well. We have a little softness in the new game software and that probably surprised us and really the entire industry. But we are seeing that trickled through and we are optimistic about how that plays forward. You know, video gaming, and mobile technology, and the Apple space, all of those have great futures ahead of them. Virtual reality is on its way. Where into indie gaming. So, there's a lot of great about the future that we see. But we are seeing that trickled through to our consumers.

MCDOWELL: VR, virtual reality rather, what about that? How big of a boast is that going to be for business?

KELLY: And you have to invest a lot more into that.


RAINES: Well, we don't really have to invest a lot. You know, we are the destination for hardware in the United States. If you look back, we operate in 14, 15 countries. Most of those we dominate the market share of the launched of Xbox One and Play Station 4. So we're right now preparing for the launches of a major VR project -- products. So we're now in discussion with Oculus, with HTC vive, and with Sony. The markets size is really hard to measure right now, but there are a lot of different measurements, all of them starts with the B. In fact, I saw a Goldman Sachs report the other day that said that the virtual reality segment would be worth about $80 billion by 2025. So that's a big launch. We're getting ready for it. We will launch the Sony product this fall, and we're in discussions with the other two players. You know, when you bring to bear, our market dominance, our power up rewards program, and the fact that we have over a billion dollars in trade currency every year, it's hard for us not to dominate to be honest with you.

BARTIROMO: Yeah. It's a huge revolution, the virtual reality revolution. Paul, good to see you, thanks so much.

RAINES: Thank you, Maria.

BARTIROMO: Paul Raines, joining us. Still to come, Lego's is making a comeback and with help from 3D technology. You can put yourself in your favorite Lego team, details next. First, try solving this, as if they're not challenging enough, one man has designed what could the world's largest Rubik's cube, measuring five feet wide on each side, weighing nearly 220 pounds by volume, that's nearly 20,000 times the size of a normal game, back in a minute.


BARTIROMO: Welcome back. For medicine to manufacturing, 3D printing is reshaping industries and changing lives. Now it's shaking up the toy industry. My next guest started a company that's gone viral in a matter of weeks by creating personalize Lego heads using 3D technology. Joining us right now is Funky 3D Faces founder, Chris Lightfoot. Chris, good to see you, thanks so much for joining us.

CHRIS LIGHTFOOT, FUNKY 3D FACES FOUNDER: Thank you for inviting me.

BARTIROMO: We're looking at our funky faces right here. I've got mine in my hand. How is this done? This is really cool. Thank you for the funky faces.

LIGHFOOT: That's all right. No problem. Yeah, it's quite simple technology really, we just use 2D to 3D conversion software that was developed from gaming industry. And all I've done is made it so that you can actually print the physical product from it.


LIGHTFOOT: And we use special 3D printer which prints in full color.

BARTIROMO: Did you work with Lego on this?

LIGHTFOOT: No, no. Not in any way.

BARTIROMO: Because they looked like Lego's.

LIGHTFOOT: Yes, all we do is we make a miniature version of your own head that so happens to fit on Lego. We would love it if Lego is actually involved with us. But they are quite a big company.

CASONE: Chris, I'm very impressed. I'm holding a gun. Which, I didn't know if I could shoot a gun. Where did you get -- why are we holding little guns, I'm just curious? At least I am.4

LIGHTFOOT: Well, I thought it might be funny if you could all have a little battle with each other on air.

BARTIROMO: Yeah, video games, I mean, you know, this is what kid wants. I am here with Jo Ling Kent, Dagen McDowell, and Cheryl Casone, we're all admiring our 3D funky faces.


MCDOWELL: Mine looks a lot like myself. Chris, what about the applications of this in terms of what you guys are going to produce?

LIGHTFOOT: Well, I mean, this is only one small thing that we do. We also make things like bones for the medical industry, and architectural models, and things like that. But the fun elements of it with the Lego heads, we also looked at the card industry to see if we can make a 3D face, people on the card, fridge magnets which looks actually a little bit freaky. So yeah, there's a lot of different elements.

KENT: How are you seeing demand change as 3D printing becomes more affordable and little toys like this maybe become popular with young kids?

LIGHTFOOT: Well, I think the opportunities are going to increase as we go forward. The reason why I wanted to do Lego heads is purely down to the cost because it's expensive technology. And most people when they see 3D printers and 3D printing technology, it's a little bit out of reach in terms of price. So I wanted to do something where we use the fantastic technology that we got and put it in the smallest possible size, purely to bring the cost down so that everybody can afford to get one of these, and I think as we move forward, we probably be able to do something better with the prize, make it more affordable to people. But yeah, there's a lot of interest out there.

BARTIROMO: It's really extraordinary when you look at toys, medical equipment's really coming into new revenue places for 3D technology. Chris, thanks so much. Appreciate your time this morning.

LIGHTFOOT: Thank you. Thank you very much, Maria.

BARTIROMO: Chris Lightfoot, joining us. And we will be right back, stay with us.


BARTIROMO: Guys, I want to get your final thoughts here, just a few minutes until the end. We didn't talk a lot markets this morning. That was because U.S. markets are closed for the president holiday.

BLOCK: U.S. markets are closed, but we're heading into a busy week. You know, earnings season starting to wrap up. Giving it a no decision, I think earnings were weak as a surprise. We do have Wal-Mart coming on Thursday morning. That usually signals the end.

BARTIROMO: That's the big one to watch.

BLOCK: The point is corporate profits are following, everyone is getting the message and that's a good sign that growth is slowing. We'll see we have a big CPI print on Friday. Coming up right now, in about a minute, we're going to have comments for Mario Draghi. I'm expecting him to throw some more sugar pills into the crowd. I'm looking at the S&P 500 futures up, and I think we will see, you know, a big update. I'm fading that eventually to get some room.

KELLY: Yes. It's important to note that the markets are closed today, but look at the futures are up significantly that's because of macro news. This market is trading on macro headlines. We're talking about Draghi. We're talking about tons of other macro news including Japan going down worse than expected.

BARTIROMO: Up 7 percent.

KELLY: Up 7 percent, because of more easy monetary policy because everyone wants central banks to save the system.

BARTIROMO: Bring on the sugar.

KELLY: Exactly. Bring on the sugar. So, it's going to be an awesome year, regardless.

MCDOWELL: They can't wait until that South Carolina primary because that was a reality show just without many leaks and the hair pulling on Saturday.

BARTIROMO: Thanks everybody, thanks for being here, Dagen McDowell, Michael Block, Kevin Kelly, that will do it for us, see you tomorrow, Varney & Co., begins now, Stuart, over to you.


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(Show: MORNINGS WITH MARIA) (Date: February 15, 2016) (Time: 07:00:00) (Tran: 021502cb.231) (Type: SHOW) (Head: Justice Scalia Dead at 79; Battle for Scalia's Seat; GOP Debate Reaction; Cyber Security Threats; Iran Prepares Oil Shipment) (Sect: News; Financial)

(Byline: Maria Bartiromo, Peter Barnes, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Cheryl Casone)

(Guest: Kevin Kelly, Michael Block, Peter King, Michael Block)

(Spec: Supreme Court; Politics; Congress; Elections; Media; Computers; Terrorism; Iran; Oil)

MARIA BARTIROMO, FBN HOST: Scalia was found dead on Saturday in Texas. A local judge says Scalia died of natural causes at 79 years old.

On to the 2016 race former President George W. Bush will make his campaign appearance for his brother Jeb Bush. The two will appear at a rally in South Carolina days before voters hit the polls in the state's primary, this upcoming Saturday.

Another batch of Hillary Clinton's e-mails released over the weekend -- more than 80 of those released are now deemed classified.

On to global markets -- U.S. markets, of course, closed for the presidential holiday today. In Asia, however, the Shanghai composite was open for the first time in a week finishing the day lower. Of course, the Chinese market has been closed for the New Year -- the lunar New Year in China.

Overnight in Japan the Nikkei surged 7 percent higher overnight shaking off weak economic data. You have latest read on the GDP showing that the Japanese economy contracted 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter.

European markets -- well, they followed Asia higher. European Central Bank president Mario Draghi expected to speak later this morning. We'll bring you the very latest developments out of Draghi and the ECB.

The stock market is closed in the U.S. but futures are trading higher, showing a rally for stock prices in the U.S. The global rally being felt here, of course, as you can see there.

On to the news of the moment and our top story: the unexpected death of Supreme Justice Antonin Scalia sending shockwaves throughout Washington and setting up what could be a major battle to name his replacement.

Peter Barnes with the latest in Washington -- Peter.


Republicans say President Obama should let the next president who might be a Republican, of course, appoint a replacement for Scalia -- a towering conservative jurist. The President says no way, I have the duty and the power to name his replacement before I leave office. And you can bet his candidate will not be a towering conservative like Scalia.

It's a hot topic on the campaign trail.


SEN. MARCO RUBIO (R-FL), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: We're not going to move forward until there's an election. And I think that's the right decision. The court can function with eight justices in the last year within last few months of the President's term. We should not be appointing Supreme Court Justices.

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS (I-VT), DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It is the job of the President of the United States to appoint, nominate members for the Supreme Court and the senate confirms. President Obama in my view should make that nomination.


BARNES: Scalia's death could put a number of major court cases on hold as any case that gets a four to four tie vote upholds the existing ruling of a lower court. Some important ones that could stand for now include cases that allow mandatory union dues, that allow religious organizations exemptions from Obamacare and that end President Obama's executive orders on immigration -- Maria.

BARTIROMO: All right. Peter -- thanks very much. Peter Barnes.

Joining me now right now on the telephone is Fox News senior judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano. Judge -- thanks so much for weighing in here. Good to talk with you.


BARTIROMO: So what's your take on this? We know what President Obama wants to do. We know what all the candidates are saying. How does this play out?

NAPOLITANO: Well look, it's obviously, a power game right now. The Democrats would love nothing more than to replace Justice Scalia with his opposite number -- opposite both in ideology and in age. The Republicans would love nothing more than to replace him with a similar-thinking person a year from now.

There are a couple of unusual constitutional quirks in here. The President, of course, has what is known as recess appointment power, meaning he could just name someone to the Supreme Court when the Senate is in recess. That is not a permanent appointment. That's an appointment that exists until the end of the next senate term. So more or less, three and a half to four years.

Guess what, the Senate is in recess as we speak. But the President has not indicated an inclination to do that. He apparently has decided to nominate somebody and to try and put that person through the senate.


NAPOLITANO: Under the senate rules, as established by Harry Reid and the Democrats, last time they controlled the senate, the senate schedule is controlled by one person, the majority leader. In this case, Mitch McConnell -- that is not even subject to a vote in the Senate. Senator McConnell has said we will not consider any nominees during President Obama's term in office.

BARTIROMO: Right. And he could decide that an make the schedule such that there are no hearings in this regard, and no time to actually look at it --

NAPOLITANO: Yes. He could do that.

BARTIROMO: -- in the next eight months. He can do that.

NAPOLITANO: The response, of course, would be political uproar on the part of the Democrats, and political pressure on Republican senators particularly those that are running for president. And would be up to them to stick to their guns or to cave however they see fit.

You know look, president could surprise people. He could come up with some consensus nominee that would draw all of Democrats and half of the Republicans. I can't think of who that would be off the top of my head. But he might actually try to do that.

But if he nominates somebody that is literally Justice Scalia's opposite number and in his or her 40s or 50s you either will see no battle at all, McConnell won't let it happen --


NAPOLITANO: -- or a colossal one that will the make the fight over Robert Bork seem like child's play.

BARTIROMO: Well, when you think about who Justice Scalia would have wanted I mean -- look, let me just say I know that you were good friends with Justice Scalia so my condolences to you -- Judge.

NAPOLITANO: Well, I appreciate you saying that. Thank you. We've spent many, many, many hours together in formal occasions and in informal occasions. I interviewed him in front of large groups. We vacation together. We had many meals together. We went to mass together. You know, he was a fierce, fierce traditionalist Roman Catholic who likes the old-fashioned Latin mass where the priest faces the altar. And we talked about all of these things many times.

I'm sure he would want someone to replace him like -- like he is. He had no wish to leave office while a Democrat was president but nature interceded.

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