RICK SANTELLI: I’m not going to agree or disagree with Trump, I’ll tell you what my opinion is. My opinion is he stated basic facts, not in an elegant fashion. And sometimes the facts aren’t easy to swallow. The issue here isn’t about that sound bite. The issue here is about the media. We are $16 trillion in debt. We have a jobs program, or many jobs programs that haven’t worked. We have a Federal Reserve who is ultimately going to print whatever size of their balance sheet we get. We have had an attack on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. Is this what’s in the news? No, we’re debating about facts that may politically harm Romney. I don’t see that what he said is incorrect.
SANTELLI: We have a dependency society. We do. It’s a fact. I’m not saying there aren’t subsets of people, whether they’re retired or can’t work or whether they’re too old to work, but when I look at the labor force participation rate, and I see that out of the eligible pool of workers, we’re bringing forth the fewest to actually have a job, there is a problem here. Maybe the media ought to quit hiding under tables and look at some of the bigger damn issues.