“The folks that keep saying that Trump is not for real, that’s been proven to be incorrect. Trump is for real and folks have to understand that he appeals to a lot of people, a lot of people who vote republican, so now you have Trump, you have Cruz and you have the also-ran’s.”

—Congressman Ted Poe on Trump

Rep Ted Poe (R-TX), former Judge, senior member of the Judiciary & Foreign affairs committee and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, stopped by Kilmeade & Friends and weighed in on the GOP presidential race explaining why Ted Cruz has become an icon among conservatives, how Trump is for real and why it’s a mistake for republicans to beat up on each other instead of focusing on taking on the left. Plus, Poe talked about Hillary Clinton’s e-mail server and why he sides with Apple in their fight with the FBI to unlock the phone of the San Bernardino terrorists.

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Rep Poe on Apple vs the FBI

(REP. TED POE) The issue is can government force Apple to design software, which is a key, to get into a specific phone? The problem is the software. The encryption can be used to open other phones, other phones of American citizens, and to me that is the biggest issue. I don’t think government has the authority to force somebody to give them the golden key to this phone and so it’s a privacy issue down the road. The issue is always security and national security, and I think sometimes the fear that we are all going to die unless the FBI has this authority, that sells. Security always sells over privacy in history.