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DONALD TRUMP PHILADELPHIA PA ABC TOWN HALL SPLIT SCREEN ABC UNI 2020/HD
TV3ISO3 ABC NEWS PRESIDENT TRUMP TOWN HALL SPLIT SCREEN 09152020 170355 With less than two months until ballots are tallied, President Donald Trump <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2Falerts%2Fdonald-trump&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7Cb5bbeda76ae14304eaed08d859d5c99a%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358122291475735&sdata=HdcRmNwOG%2BssrE%2Bq4IOoBA3KQvy1gKHDvmVtdWdUua8%3D&reserved=0> defended his handling of race relations in the United States amid a pandemic that has disproportionately affected minority populations and unprecedented social unrest in American cities. Asked Tuesday by an uncommitted voter at ABC News' town hall <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-questions-uncommitted-voters-abc-news-town-hall%2Fstory%3Fid%3D73005086&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7Cb5bbeda76ae14304eaed08d859d5c99a%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358122291485742&sdata=MUMcf3yrCqo%2BTbBP5FlGzAwpIxyAzRDkzL%2FPKib10DY%3D&reserved=0>, "The President and the People," why he would "downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low-income families and minority communities," Trump denied ever understating the disease's threat. "Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong," Trump said. The president has faced backlash in recent days after comments he made to journalist Bob Woodward <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fpresident-trump-coronavirus-versus-bob-woodward-recorded-interviews%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72912827&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7Cb5bbeda76ae14304eaed08d859d5c99a%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358122291485742&sdata=xSfNizjZCib9p1ohhClbRV2p79vXhkiutiSKt7emAg4%3D&reserved=0> in March which appeared to conflict with his dismissive public stance on the virus at the time -- a virus that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic populations <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcovid-data%2Finvestigations-discovery%2Fhospitalization-death-by-race-ethnicity.html&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7Cb5bbeda76ae14304eaed08d859d5c99a%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358122291495728&sdata=649FfsZks0RYvBpMzgrcOKFca1pwtWHvlhVBJLpDgks%3D&reserved=0>. As evidence of his claim that he "up-played" the disease "in terms of action," Trump cited a pair of travel bans imposed against China and Europe in February and March. But pressed by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, who moderated the town hall, about "his own words" about the pandemic threat, Trump said, "We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on." "Whether you call it 'talent' or 'luck,' it was very important," Trump continued, "so we saved a lot of lives when we did that." Another uncommitted voter questioned the president about his ubiquitous campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again," in light of a long history of systemic racism in housing and criminal justice. "Because you say again, we need to see when was that 'great'? Because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such 'greatness,'" the voter asked. "You've said everything else about choking and everything else, but you have yet to address and acknowledge that it has been a race problem in America." "Well, I hope there's not a race problem," Trump said. "I can tell you there's none with me because I have great respect for all races -- for everybody. This country is great because of it." The president then turned to what he called "the best unemployment numbers they've ever had in the Black community, by far," prior to the economic fallout from the pandemic. "And that was solving a lot of problems, and you know what else was -- it was bringing people together," Trump said. The president faced a wide range of questions from uncommitted voters on Tuesday at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia during the town hall event hosted by ABC News. The location of ABC News' "20/20" event is not only historically significant, but represents a key city in a state that could tilt the balance of the Electoral College. After Florida, Pennsylvania boasts the second-highest number of electoral votes at stake among battleground states, rendering it a crucial stepping stone in both candidates' paths to the presidency. As such, Trump and his surrogates have crisscrossed Pennsylvania in recent weeks. But so has former Vice President Joe Biden, a native of Scranton, a town in the state's industrial northeast. Both leaders commemorated the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by visiting the site of a downed jetliner in Shanksville. Despite winning Pennsylvania by a slim margin in 2016, recent polling indicates that Trump has an uphill battle in the waning weeks of the 2020 campaign. According to an NBC/Marist poll released last week, Biden maintains a healthy nine-point buffer among likely voters in the state. ABC News offered to host a similar town hall with Biden, but the two parties were not able to find a mutually agreeable date. There are about 14 or 15 fact checks coming tonight. They are going through the editing/Standards approval process now (h/t Matt Osborne and Laura Wides-Munoz).   I will email them to the DL in batches as they are approved. First batch of three is below.   THE TOPICS BELOW: preexisting conditions, COVID-19 will go away, black-white income gap and support for Trump   ************** #1 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Preexisting conditions    AUTHOR: Ben Siegel   HEADLINE: Trump is suing to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees coverage for preexisting conditions, and has not proposed an alternative   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We're going to be doing a health care plan, very strongly, and protect people with preexisting conditions." // "We have other alternatives to Obamacare that are 50% less expensive and that are actually better."   FACT CHECK:    While President Trump and Republicans have repeatedly insisted on protecting preexisting conditions, the Trump administration is currently in court <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.supremecourt.gov%2FDocketPDF%2F19%2F19-840%2F146406%2F20200625205555069_19-840bsUnitedStates.pdf&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097083288&sdata=5DbOnhhhFQkipbw3uha9HvvKu3eq9r4gf4UykxNKU30%3D&reserved=0> seeking to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees coverage for Americans with preexisting medical conditions.    Republicans, urged on by Trump, sought to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2017, falling several votes short in the Senate <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fgop-skinny-repeal-option-health-care%2Fstory%3Fid%3D48870581&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097083288&sdata=YY4s2VQk3zxbd5JpN01hNNs9w8J3Eyj%2Fz4I%2F6aWoTXc%3D&reserved=0>. They sought to replace the program with an alternative that included multiple options, which experts said offered skimpier preexisting condition protections than Obamacare.    These short-term and association health plans, alternatives promoted by the Trump administration, while cheaper, have fewer benefits for consumers, including weaker preexisting condition protections.   Trump has also repeatedly promised his own health care proposal that has failed to materialize; in June of 2019, he told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos it would be unveiled within two months <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fpresident-donald-trump-doesnt-matter-white-house-counsel%2Fstory%3Fid%3D63697487&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097093282&sdata=CQ75Ws3JjUB5l9lcRpGbk%2Biil8sXu2d4t9a5yF4YqLE%3D&reserved=0>, and said as recently as last month that it would be released in "two weeks."   Trump again claimed the health care plan was forthcoming - but offered no specific details or timeline.    "I have it already, and it's a much better plan for you," he said on Tuesday.    ?? #2 ABC Trump town hall fact check - COVID-19 will 'go away'    AUTHOR: Sony Salzman and Dr. Alexandra Lambert   HEADLINE: COVID-19 is unlikely to go away on its own, despite Trump's insistence    TRUMP'S CLAIM: COVID-19 is "probably going to go away now a lot faster because of the vaccine. It would go away without the vaccine, George, but it's going to go away a lot faster with the vaccine." // George Stephanopoulos: "It will go away without the vaccine?" Trump: "Sure, over a period of time. Sure, with time it goes away."     FACT CHECK: This statement is misleading.   The virus is unlikely to go away definitively even with a vaccine. Similar to what has happened with past pandemic influenza viruses and the more mild human coronaviruses that cause "colds," experts believe that as the pandemic wanes, it may synchronize to a seasonal pattern with diminished severity over time due to mutations and reinfection.   Even so, its trajectory is difficult to predict as the virus is still being studied.     #3 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Black-white Americans' income gap, 'tremendous' support    AUTHOR: Stephanie Ebbs and Kendall Karson   HEADLINE: Black-white income gap persisted before pandemic, and Trump does not have 'tremendous African American support'   TRUMP'S CLAIM: Trump claimed that he had "tremendous African American support" and that, "had we not been hit by this horrible disease . we would be in a position where I think income inequality would be different. It was really getting there. We were really driving it down -- I can only compare it to the past. The African American, the Black community, was doing better than it had ever done by far, both in terms of unemployment, homeownership, so many different statistics."   FACT CHECK: The income gap between Black and white Americans has persisted since 1970, despite Trump's comment that it had improved before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.    Median Black household income was 61% of median white household income in 2018, according to the Pew Research Center <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pewresearch.org%2Ffact-tank%2F2020%2F02%2F07%2F6-facts-about-economic-inequality-in-the-u-s%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097193227&sdata=Lha9iqh32JZek7tgK7D69CI3PyuMXEBIJU2sgjJCOP4%3D&reserved=0>.   The homeownership gap between Black and white individuals was also at the widest level in 50 years in 2017, according to a 2019 report <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.urban.org%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fpublication%2F101160%2Fexplaining_the_black-white_homeownership_gap_2.pdf&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097193227&sdata=PKR0E%2FnXE6p4teqfOk8b676u6lhwL9kHA2QlEZHVhRo%3D&reserved=0> from the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan think tank.    The president, in his pitch to the Black community, also said, "We have tremendous African American support. You've probably seen it in the polls, we're doing extremely well with African Americans."   But his claim runs counter to recent polling, in which he garners between 5% to 11% support among Black likely voters, according to polls from Fox News <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fstatic.foxnews.com%2Ffoxnews.com%2Fcontent%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F09%2FFox_September-7-10-2020_Complete_National_Topline_September-13-Release.pdf&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097203227&sdata=I4CNXKZtm1LNoRtLKKOEVNqZEBpAJznrZxRHmwPWILg%3D&reserved=0> and Quinnipiac University <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpoll.qu.edu%2Fnational%2Frelease-detail%3FReleaseID%3D3671&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097203227&sdata=quyzZGOKSN2JRAu4OtFi9lwSetSOhtnemDr70d6TbJI%3D&reserved=0>.    The most recent polling is similar to where Trump stood in 2016, when 8% of African American voters supported him, according to exit polls. Trump saw slightly higher support in 2016 among this demographic compared to Mitt Romney when he ran on the Republican ticket for president in 2012, and received 6% of the Black vote.     #4 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Sen. Tim Scott's police reform bill   AUTHOR: Allison Pecorin   HEADLINE: Trump misrepresents Republican police reform bill   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We have a great senator named Tim Scott, from South Carolina, and he had a plan that was very much of a compromise plan, but it was a plan that everybody pretty much agreed to.    FACT CHECK: Trump mischaracterized Republican Sen. Tim Scott's policing reform proposal, unveiled in June and voted down about a week later, as a "compromise plan."   Democrats did not agree with many of the proposals in the Scott bill, and many, including Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., argued the bill did not go far enough to "meet the moment" following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who was killed by police in Minneapolis.   Democrats offered their own, more-sweeping police reform proposal to counter Scott's. The Democratic proposal passed the House, but has not been taken up for a vote by the Senate.   Scott's proposal differed from the Democratic proposal in several key ways: The Democrats hoped to ban the use of chokeholds, which the Scott proposal did not do. The Republican bill also did not eliminate qualified immunity for police officers or ban "no-knock" warrants, both measures Democrats sought.   The Republican bill offered cities incentives for ending the use of chokeholds but did not ban them entirely, establish a 19-member Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, and included a proposal to beef up funding for popular Community Oriented Policing (COP) programs. It also imposed stiff penalties for any officer who knowingly alters a police report in his or her favor.   While Trump claimed that "a lot of Democrats agreed to" the bill, only three voted to advance it to debate on the Senate floor, effectively killing the legislation.   #5 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Immigration   AUTHOR: Anne Flaherty and Quinn Owen   HEADLINE: Trump says 'we want people to come,' but legal immigration down, too   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We want people to come into our country . but we want them to come in through a legal system."   FACT CHECK: Trump campaigned on the promise to crack down on both legal and illegal immigration.   Under his administration, levels of legal immigration have decreased using such measures as caps on refugee admissions and sharp restrictions on people making asylum claims at the border.   Last year, the administration set a refugee cap of 18,000 people, which was down from the 110,000 limit set by Obama in 2016. The U.S. no longer leads the world in refugee admissions, according to a Pew Research Center report <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pewresearch.org%2Ffact-tank%2F2019%2F10%2F07%2Fkey-facts-about-refugees-to-the-u-s%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097213220&sdata=QZhQGlmbCZFHoOYuy%2FV1dcy%2FdMjWvU12RFH7PAhRhvE%3D&reserved=0>.   The president has ordered the suspension of several visa types this year, including employment-based visas, citing the health crisis.   #6 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Biden tax plan   AUTHOR: Beatrice Peterson   HEADLINE: Trump misrepresents impact of Biden's tax plan   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "If you look at his policies ... he wants to raise everybody's taxes."   FACT CHECK: The Democratic nominee for president, former Vice President Joe Biden, has said he wants to raise taxes on high earners.   When asked about his tax plan in August, former Vice President Joe Biden told "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2Falerts%2Fdavid-muir-reporting&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097213220&sdata=Jp8hFHMNCuQO%2F8tHOVdLsfck8CN1HX9QEG3%2FaPB7G3c%3D&reserved=0>," "I will raise taxes for anybody making over $400,000."   Biden added, "no new taxes" would be levied for anyone making under $400,000.   However, according to an analysis by the nonprofit Tax Policy Foundation <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftaxfoundation.org%2Fjoe-biden-tax-plan-2020%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097223212&sdata=NrDpNS8wDeA7R%2BaTHJXyzsiMG%2BbTqD1osb0yLHvGXZg%3D&reserved=0>, under Biden's plan, taxes do appear to increase by a small amount across the board. But 93% of increases would be shouldered by the top quintile of taxpayers, according to the analysis.   The Tax Policy Foundation found that the Biden tax plan "would lead to 7.8 percent less after-tax income <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftaxfoundation.org%2Ftax-basics%2Fafter-tax-income%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097223212&sdata=%2BVLx3LG6MS3QoFe1hw0rd5m5UQfS7BpfdA2WFPZvAMA%3D&reserved=0> for the top 1 percent of taxpayers, 1.1 percent lower after-tax income for the top 5 percent, and around 0.6 percent less after-tax income for other income quintiles." ?? #7 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Wall Street vs. Main Street   AUTHOR: Cheyenne Haslett   HEADLINE: Wall Street does not represent Main Street   TRUMP'S CLAIM: Trump touted the success of the stock market, which has rallied after early coronavirus losses in March, as proof that Americans are "doing better than they were doing before the pandemic came."   FACT CHECK: Trump's claim wrongly suggests Wall Street is a strong indicator of how well Main Street is doing.   "Look, we're having a tremendous thing in the stock market, and that's good for everybody," Trump said during the town hall.   "Stocks are owned by everybody," he said. "I mean, you know, they talk about the stock market is so good. That's 401(k)s."   Trump claimed the benefits of the stock market directly benefit everyone, when in fact the vast majority of stocks are owned by the rich. The wealthiest top 10% of American households own over 80% of stocks, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nber.org%2Fpapers%2Fw24085&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097233204&sdata=rUkZmGVz2N9lWEBvOji3ycvKbGflLGqipCEdFAXRa2c%3D&reserved=0>, and almost half of U.S. households don't own any stock at all, including 401(k)s, according to the Survey of Consumer Finances.  <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.federalreserve.gov%2Feconres%2Fscfindex.htm&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097233204&sdata=nM6rirZckpboromdu6sCNJCVM%2FKJ9NYp5rB24YHreHg%3D&reserved=0>   Meanwhile, there are other indicators that more clearly paint a picture of Americans' economic situation as a result of the coronavirus, even as the stock market <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffivethirtyeight.com%2Ffeatures%2Fthe-economy-is-a-mess-so-why-isnt-the-stock-market%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097243198&sdata=OoW5d%2BrmWOt7vjdFGulDPOPKIpIA2fmj6vFsun4SJGg%3D&reserved=0> excels. The unemployment rate skyrocketed from around 3% pre-pandemic to nearly 15% in April. It now sits at 8.4%, meaning more than half of the Americans who lost their jobs are still out of work. Consumer confidence is also down <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https:%2F%2Fdata.oecd.org%2Fleadind%2Fconsumer-confidence-index-cci.htm%23:~:text%3DConsumer%2520confidence%2520index%2520(CCI)%2Cunemployment%2520and%2520capability%2520of%2520savings.&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097243198&sdata=HwIqs4kL5QqvqtT7EZB4SmfeV8m26IsoZjZOQ6epo5Q%3D&reserved=0> - a measure that show Main Street is struggling even if Wall Street is staying afloat.   #8 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Running Obamacare   AUTHOR: Benjamin Siegel   HEADLINE: Trump claims to run Obamacare well -- but cut funding, added limits   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We have run it so much better than Obama ran it."   FACT CHECK: This claim grossly misrepresents how the Trump administration has administered the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, which the administration is currently in court <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.supremecourt.gov%2FDocketPDF%2F19%2F19-840%2F146406%2F20200625205555069_19-840bsUnitedStates.pdf&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097253197&sdata=uFUPpCwh9ZSR9nDHrwjA9qxWGswWxvXPPZGv3NlWY2g%3D&reserved=0> seeking to dismantle.   Trump has cut funding for Obamacare advertising and navigators that help people obtain health care coverage, and limited enrollment periods for Americans.   The administration in March decided against opening up a window for people to sign up for health care at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.      #9 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Judges   AUTHOR: Allison Pecorin   HEADLINE: Trump exaggerates number of confirmed judges   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "At the end of my first term, we're going to have close to 300, maybe over 300 new federal judges, including Court of Appeal, two Supreme Court justices."   FACT CHECK: It is true that the Republican-controlled Senate has confirmed a large number of judicial nominations in Trump's first term, but 300 is an exaggeration.   Two-hundred and ten of Trump's judicial nominees, including 2 Supreme Court justices, over 50 circuit court judges, and over 150 district court judges, have been confirmed to date.   There are currently 74 judicial vacancies, with 48 nominations pending <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uscourts.gov%2Fjudges-judgeships%2Fjudicial-vacancies%2Fcurrent-judicial-vacancies&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097253197&sdata=UllcM0eR4ti7yi%2F7sq6EJkH8Ewm%2BnOJbLHIYuYRkjVU%3D&reserved=0>.   Judicial nominations require Senate confirmation, so it is highly unlikely that all vacancies would be filled before the conclusion of Trump's first term.   #10 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Masks   AUTHOR: Arielle Mitropoulos   HEADLINE: Trump is wrong to suggest there is no consensus on wearing masks   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "People don't want to wear masks. There are a lot of people [who] think the masks are not good."    FACT CHECK: This view does not reflect the scientific consensus.   The recommendation to wear a mask is now almost unanimous among health experts, including some of the president's own appointees, who have all been very vocal in encouraging the American people to wear masks to curtail the spread of the disease.   Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization have issued statements urging people to wear masks in public settings.   "There are people that don't think masks are good," Trump said, prompting Stephanopoulos to ask, "Who are those people?"   "Waiters," Trump said. "They come over and they serve you, and they have a mask. They're playing with the mask, so the mask is over and they're touching it, and then they're touching the plate. That can't be good."   But researchers from Stanford University <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmed.stanford.edu%2Fnews%2Fall-news%2F2020%2F06%2Fstanford-scientists-contribute-to-who-mask-guidelines.html&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097263191&sdata=buFIG%2FbENKUFYw93huvJGbN4bpduWdsBWeOjefT2uWk%3D&reserved=0> found the opposite.   "Wearing a mask reminds people to continue to be cautious," they said. "With a mask on, you actually touch your face less."   In an interview last month on ABC News' "World News Tonight," Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said "a universal wearing of masks is one of five or six things that are very important in preventing the upsurge in infection."   "We know that during the first wave of the pandemic, those countries that implemented masking early were more successful than others at reducing the spread of the virus," the Stanford researchers wrote.   Duke University <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbackushospital.org%2Fabout-us%2Fnews%2Fnews-detail%3Farticleid%3D27691%26publicId%3D533&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097263191&sdata=WbNyrSscyLdDzLbdXFcdMZOUG8ABx5Bb183yGtpRzzE%3D&reserved=0> researchers have also concluded that "if 95 percent of people wear cloth masks when within 6 feet of other people in public, it will reduce COVID-19 transmission by at least 30 percent."   Trump noted that health experts had originally recommended against wearing a mask -- but his claim was misleading.   "If you look at Dr. Fauci's original statement, you look at a lot of people -- CDC -- they said very strongly, George, [they said], 'Don't wear masks,'" Trump said. "Then all of a sudden, they went to 'wear masks.'"   At the beginning of the pandemic, the CDC and the WHO, as well as Fauci and other top experts, initially discouraged wearing masks because of concerns that masks and other personal protective equipment were in short supply for health care workers who needed them.   While Fauci mainly cited the need to conserve masks, he did say in an interview with "60 Minutes <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DPRa6t_e7dgI&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097273190&sdata=QZLW9%2FDnXmSVwcX2VY1%2FFjAhyBszgOhRbLbthXu7LSk%3D&reserved=0>" that wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences, such as leading people to touch their face more often to adjust them, spreading germs from their hands.   In early April, the CDC changed its recommendation about face coverings for the general public, based on evidence that a significant number of people who were asymptomatic or not yet feeling sick were transmitting the virus.   #11 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Crime   AUTHOR: Alexander Mallin and Terrance Smith   HEADLINE: Trump doesn't tell full story of crime by focusing on cities' Democratic leadership   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "This is a Democrat problem, George. ... This is largely a Democrat problem if you just take a look at the list. Every Democrat city -- almost, not all, but a lot of them, certainly in the top 25, even if you go the top 50 -- almost every city is run by the Democrats. People don't respect our police."   FACT CHECK: Trump repeatedly argued that cities experiencing surges in violent crime are all run by Democratic leaders and that crime is "largely a Democrat problem."    The 20 cities with the highest rates of violent crime per capita are currently led by Democratic mayors, with the exception of Jacksonville, Florida, which is run by a Republican, and two other cities that are run by independents, according to a review of the FBI's uniform crime report from the first six months of 2019, the most recent national data set focusing on violent crime reports.   It is misleading to state, however, as Trump did in the town hall, that rising crime is primarily driven by the Democratic leadership in their respective states.   Cities with higher population and urban areas are certainly represented predominantly by Democrats, but the rise in violent crime across the nation has not been restricted to those that are run by Democrats. The insinuation of a Democratic leader as the cause of the rising crime is not an accurate claim. High population areas and urban areas, run by leaders on both ends of the political spectrum, have historically had higher reported instances of violent crime.    For instance, the Gun Violence Archive, which tracks mass shootings nationwide, last month reported that the country was on pace for nearly 600 mass shootings, which would be the highest total tallied by the group in its history. That predicted total was not a summation of only Democratic-run cities but as a result of the rising crime rate nationwide, including cities and towns led by Republican officials.      #12 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Vaccine timing   AUTHOR: Ben Gittleson   HEADLINE: Trump overly optimistic on vaccine timing, exaggerates availability   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We're very close to having a vaccine. . We're within weeks of getting it. You know, could be three weeks, four weeks but we think we have it."   FACT CHECK: Trump's timeline is overly optimistic and exaggerates how soon most Americans will be able to get vaccinated.   Several potential COVID-19 vaccines are currently going through phase III of trials, with pharmaceutical companies enrolling tens of thousands of participants to test the vaccines' safety and efficacy before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will approve their general use.   Top U.S. government public health officials and other experts have <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FWNT%2Fvideo%2Fdr-anthony-fauci-covid-19-vaccine-november-72802904&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097273190&sdata=wi%2FQJgB8lHWnF5V9wZSbD5ztqC%2Bcc4KBkTrYy8GGj2o%3D&reserved=0> said <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-administration-insists-politics-wont-play-timeline-coronavirus%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72823404&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097283173&sdata=eslfqkusY%2BTyOCRcU47uu3frAmsdVyZHKXRjQCZRwOs%3D&reserved=0> that it's possible if everything goes well -- but unlikely -- that vaccine trials will have enough clear and compelling data will be available by the end of October or beginning of November. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, has said <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nbcnews.com%2Fnews%2Fus-news%2Ffauci-predicts-safe-effective-coronavirus-vaccine-end-year-n1239055&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097283173&sdata=5%2FoIIvHYCUNXea%2FVUxl3KXsGQ2q2ZXwyE7N8drVXoGQ%3D&reserved=0> he thinks there will be a "safe and effective vaccine" by "the end of this calendar year."   But even once that data becomes available for one or more of the vaccines, it will still need to be reviewed by the FDA and an independent advisory committee.   At that point, if the FDA determines the data shows the vaccine is safe and effective, it's possible the agency will grant approval for its use, either in a limited manner with an "emergency use authorization," or for more broad use. At that point, the vaccine is expected to be first given to high-priority groups, like health care workers or those living in nursing homes. It will take months before the wider U.S. general population receives it, according to public health officials.   #13 ABC Trump town hall fact check - Downplaying COVID-19   AUTHOR: Ben Gittleson   HEADLINE: Trump claims he didn't 'downplay' COVID-19 -- despite admitting to having done just that   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "I didn't downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong."   FACT CHECK: During the town hall, Trump said he "didn't downplay" the virus -- when in fact, he has admitted to just that.   "I wanted to always play it down," Trump said <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-admitted-deliberately-played-coronavirus-threat-reports%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72904348&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097293174&sdata=KMSI4yi0YvQMuJSz3AcdbqeIP%2FO6GDzke58yUTM%2B4HY%3D&reserved=0> in a March 19 interview with veteran journalist Bob Woodward, according to CNN <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2020%2F09%2F09%2Fpolitics%2Fbob-woodward-rage-book-trump-coronavirus%2Findex.html&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097293174&sdata=tWpbgQ2gkSi9VdYhReRPV0N%2FvDIFIyk0dKRzy5iV%2Bak%3D&reserved=0>, which obtained an audio recording of the interview, and The Washington Post <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.washingtonpost.com%2Fpolitics%2Fbob-woodward-rage-book-trump%2F2020%2F09%2F09%2F0368fe3c-efd2-11ea-b4bc-3a2098fc73d4_story.html&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097303168&sdata=BlJjnoMlDVASvfjn4Wn7XPnQnl42GSkepU%2BSnpa0Yk4%3D&reserved=0>. "I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."   When the audio was first played last week, a reporter asked if he had misled the public in order to reduce panic.   "I think if you said, 'in order to reduce panic,' perhaps that's so," Trump replied. "I'm a cheerleader for this country.'   After Trump said Tuesday night he "didn't downplay it," Stephanopoulos pressed him: "Did you not admit to it yourself saying that you--?"   "Yeah, because what I did was, with China, I put a ban on," Trump said, referring to limitations he put on travel from China starting on Feb. 2. "With Europe, I put a ban on, and we would have lost thousands of more people had I not put the ban on," he added; the ban on certain travel from Europe began March 13.   "So that was called 'action,' not with the mouth but in actual fact," Trump said.   #14 ABC Trump town hall fact check - COVID-19 excess mortality   AUTHOR: Ben Gittleson   HEADLINE: Trump cites coronavirus 'excess mortality,' an unreliable international comparison   TRUMP'S CLAIM: "We're starting to get very good marks if you look at what we've done compared to other countries with the excess mortality, the excess mortality rate." // "Excess mortality rate  -- it's compared to Europe. Compared to other places, it's about 25% better. In one case, it's over 60% better. And we also have a very big country -- you know, this is -- we're talking about a lot bigger than most countries. "   FACT CHECK: "Excess mortality" is the number of total deaths in a period of time compared with the number of expected deaths.   It's a poor comparison to make, since it doesn't reflect differences in demographics, population density and the state of the pandemic in each place.   The available data is poor, but using the midpoint of an estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and EuropeMOMO data adjusted for population -- the latter of which is missing large parts of Europe -- the rate is about the same for the United State and Europe, according to an analysis by FactCheck.org <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.factcheck.org%2F2020%2F08%2Ftrump-touts-misleading-and-flawed-excess-mortality-statistic%2F&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097303168&sdata=Z4QwyVSn040Y8h3fVRwDaNfCThGNASeg78%2FHzQoUlRY%3D&reserved=0>.   Another source, the "Human Mortality Database," shows that Europe's rate -- not adjusted for population -- is 32% higher, but accounting for population, it's actually 32% lower, according to the FactCheck.org analysis.   Due to the unavailability of strong data, demographic differences, uneven timing of outbreaks, and other factors, Trump's comparison is misconstrued.   #15 ABC Trump town hall fact check - COVID-19 cases/testing   AUTHOR: Ben Gittleson and Arielle Mitropoulos   HEADLINE: Trump falsely states that more testing accounts for US coronavirus rate   TRUMP'S CLAIM: Stephanopoulos noted that the United States had just 4% of the world's population but more than 20% of its COVID-19 cases and more than 20% of its COVID-19 deaths. Trump replied: "Well, we have 20% of the cases because of the fact that we do much more testing. If we wouldn't do testing you wouldn't have cases. You would have very few cases."   FACT CHECK: While the U.S. has conducted more COVID-19 tests than any other country, Trump is incorrect to say that the level of testing accounts for the country's proportionately higher number of confirmed cases, which he has repeatedly claimed for months.   Fundamentally, cases of COVID-19 exist in a population whether or not testing picks them up.   More testing will, of course, identify more cases.   But according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcoronavirus.jhu.edu%2Ftesting%2Finternational-comparison&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C90a039d8a8904211c4dc08d859eae096%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358213097313165&sdata=MKu%2BgSVnm%2FIR%2FfYb79%2B4hKtPydEJNifPVpRTLp2XytI%3D&reserved=0>, there are at least several countries that have conducted more testing per capita than the U.S., but also have fewer cases per capita than the U.S. does - such as Australia, Russia and the United Arab Emirates. Those figures reflect all-time averages of daily tests conducted per capita -- and the daily percentage of tests that come back positive, which is known as the "positivity rate" or the "percent positive rate."   Despite having one of the highest rates of tests per capita, the U.S. faces the largest outbreak in the world and new cases continue to trend upward in many states. The percent positivity in the U.S. remains high at 8%, when other countries with high testing figures report a significantly lower percent positivity rate, according to Johns Hopkins.   Trump is mistaken to suggest the higher reported rate of cases in the United States is purely a result of the increased testing.   ---- 5 key takeaways from President Donald Trump's town hall in Pennsylvania By Quinn Scanlan and Cheyenne Haslett There are less than 60 days <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fearly-voting-starts-today-expect%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72817004&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914271553&sdata=Qlk%2FSIfqsfY0wC3swiF14trZvtGaRb2jICcwRZeeNX0%3D&reserved=0> until many voters head to the polls to cast ballots <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ffight-combat-election-misinformation-blurs-partisan-lines-amid%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72934154&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914281556&sdata=DBLFu3CuGFJdJpKfIxPua%2BRVqZTexEvHnoFfQ1D5JMk%3D&reserved=0> for President Donald Trump <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2Falerts%2Fdonald-trump&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914281556&sdata=h3dYMoUQjJpX%2B%2B4PSDkut454MfL7rmVbx1i3ktuefkg%3D&reserved=0> or former Vice President Joe Biden -- but some voters are still not committed to either candidate. In an ABC News town hall <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-questions-uncommitted-voters-abc-news-town-hall%2Fstory%3Fid%3D73005086&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914291548&sdata=EeG5ZaXqztoAfmc%2BwMSUBHN%2F49tBVh28ba7EALJNIBs%3D&reserved=0> Tuesday, the president faced questions from some of those voters living in a critical battleground state <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fbiden-trump-campaigns-focus-pennsylvania%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72802506&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914291548&sdata=HzK0Qj0YQwYC%2BB2h6ySNCwo2zTXtH2ClY0C7wA%2FEgxk%3D&reserved=0>: Pennsylvania. ? The socially-distanced event <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrumps-abc-news-town-hall-fact-checking-presidents%2Fstory%3Fid%3D73030890&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914301542&sdata=vV01KaNblfBK2KFC1lulfLiHLcfhPy3Z1Hb0%2B2XnJsE%3D&reserved=0> was moderated by ABC News' chief anchor, George Stephanopoulos, at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia -- a different setting than the president (who usually answers questions from the White House press corps and his favorite anchors at Fox News) is used to. ? In 2016, the Keystone State went for Trump by just 44,292 votes -- less than one percentage point of the total vote. And while a recent poll of likely voters in the state showed that Biden is now leading by nine points, a lot can change in the final weeks of an election <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2Falerts%2Felections&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914301542&sdata=aqbWTTiOyDj7pA4rivTO%2Btne0QcWQOCDnCtKMG%2FADec%3D&reserved=0>, and opportunities for the candidates to answer directly to voters -- like the town hall and the upcoming presidential debates -- could be what swing voters need to choose a candidate, or to sit out the election altogether. ? Here are five key takeaways from the 90-minute special event ? Trump says COVID-19 has been presidency's biggest challenge, but nothing more could have been done "Could you have done more to stop it?" Stephanopoulos asked Trump for the last question of the town hall. ? "I don't think so," the president responded. ? Trump has held the highest office as over 195,000 Americans have died from coronavirus. Under his leadership <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-heads-flu-season-amid-pandemic-mocking-masks%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72950584&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914301542&sdata=KYkw%2BZXTlFJyZM3xW3AyVfqclSIMfhlJC2XwjqYdwXU%3D&reserved=0>, the U.S. has seen more deaths from the virus than any other country in the world. ? And while he acknowledged that coronavirus has been the biggest challenge <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fdeep-skepticism-trumps-coronavirus-response-endures-poll%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72974847&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914311537&sdata=vCLTXDBFRKBQkUNhRg7AMfCYlYsFaKrXD2nh5RvzWRY%3D&reserved=0> of his presidency -- before it, "things were going so well," he told the audience -- Trump projected confidence about the decisions he's made so far. ? During the town hall, the president disputed that he had downplayed the virus <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-admitted-deliberately-played-coronavirus-threat-reports%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72904348&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914311537&sdata=Z2ouKvG0saWEK0nXMTqy1BnewiE7FN673m9kVzVLQa4%3D&reserved=0>. But, following his denial, he continued to do just that. "We're going to be okay and it is going away," even "without the vaccine," he told the audience. Medical experts, meanwhile, say there is no evidence that the virus will go away without a vaccine <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FHealth%2Fvaccine-developers-hustle-meet-fda-data-requirements-submit%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72886902&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914321532&sdata=TdDqXootyPcCZWjIDwUTtmlj8TBrX3n5eYgbzWdmn3s%3D&reserved=0>. ? "Sure, over a period of time. Sure with time it goes away," Trump said. Each day, cases continue to rise at a rate that Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert, said puts the U.S. in a concerning position heading into fall. ? "I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half [million], maybe more than that, lives. I really don't think so. I think we did a very good job. I don't know if that's been recognized," Trump said. ? Trump responds to voters' questions by disputing very premise of their questions The first three questions of the night were about the president's response to the coronavirus pandemic, and in response to each of them, the president essentially invalidated the premise of the voters' questions. ? "I thought you were doing a good job with the pandemic response until about May 1st, then you took your foot off the gas pedal," said Paul Tubiana, a diabetic and conservative Republican who voted for Trump in 2016. "Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus?" ? "Well, we really didn't, Paul. We've worked very hard on the pandemic," Trump countered. ? Tubiana also said that because of his underlying medical condition, he has to "dodge people" who won't practice social distancing or wear face masks, something the president has only done on select occasions. The next questioner, Julie Bart, asked the president why he doesn't wear a mask more often, noting that the science indicates masks help stop the spread of the virus. ? "Well, I do wear them when I have to and when I'm in hospitals and other locations," Trump responded. ? The next questioner, Ajani Powell, then asked Trump why he would "downplay" the pandemic <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-defends-downplaying-virus-invoking-churchill-history-wrong%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72950343&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914321532&sdata=EJxU5XNU8UCpP8y1tAFB2IY3Ro3Y9oTl%2FuJPa8OiTUo%3D&reserved=0>. ? "Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action," Trump replied, even though in a recording from an interview <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-deflect-blame-stands-comments-made-woodward-interview%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72931941&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914331527&sdata=hYvxW1%2BRfNg9SkSK9CmKpoXm7WgzevhljGQzf6%2FUMsk%3D&reserved=0> with journalist Bob Woodward on March 19, Trump said, "I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic." ? Carl Day, an African American pastor in Philadelphia, pressed Trump on his promise to "make America great again," asking the president, "When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of America? Are you aware of how tone deaf, that comes off to African American community?" ? But in reply, Trump evaded the question altogether. ? "Well, I can say this. We have tremendous African American support," he said, before going on to talk about how Black Americans were doing before the pandemic hit, claiming that six or seven months ago "was the best single moment in the history of the African American people in this country." ? Trump continues to focus on law and order, even when asked about racial injustice Sparked by Black Americans being killed or shot by police, protests against racial injustice across the country have at times devolved into violent riots and looting. Amid that unrest, the president and his reelection campaign have focused their messaging on promoting law and order <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ffact-check-friday-trump-law-order-protests%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72802484&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914331527&sdata=5kzgZvYKSzRg%2Ft%2FRX6pMbXVsH5G7mEx%2BsSq2p%2BtAGBg%3D&reserved=0>, rather than on seeking to understand the actions that have led to the violence. ? During Tuesday's town hall, Trump again pivoted to that messaging <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrumps-rhetoric-protests-detrimental-majority-americans-poll%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72806089&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914341520&sdata=wgsO0Pl8jCJdk%2BzAicLoo6%2FYFJ5VzOSw3Q1TOxlipvU%3D&reserved=0>. ? Laura Galvas, a registered nurse from the suburbs of Pittsburgh, asked the president if, in light of these protests, he feels there is racial injustice in the United States, and if he does, what can be done to address it. ? Trump initially called the police shootings of George Floyd <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Fgeorge-floyds-family-disputes-drug-allegations%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72945774&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914341520&sdata=mIiAHSkmQBbg6aXxLGV4vXhEMckG7gyE8iRQeCY1OH4%3D&reserved=0>, Breonna Taylor <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Fsettlement-reached-fatal-kentucky-police-shooting-breonna-taylor%2Fstory%3Fid%3D73019106&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914351520&sdata=Sr9Q%2B3WACREHwFh%2Fc5dkoVLdtKHTT6cPQUS%2F%2B7pQcKc%3D&reserved=0> and Jacob Blake <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Ffamily-investigators-police-offer-starkly-views-jacob-blake%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72675684&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914351520&sdata=uOUJo7kf47ehtjyfc2%2FpynsdAhwu%2BPJIJvmGV8Qf630%3D&reserved=0> "tragic events," but quickly turned to police, asserting that some of them "choke (and) make mistakes," and indicated the real problem is that police are no longer respected. ? "I will say this: if you're going to stop crime, we have to give... the respect back to the police that they deserve," he said. "We have to give them their mojo. We have to let them protect us." ? He was later asked by Alexander Floyd, a supporter of his in 2016, how to balance police reform -- something protesters have been demanding -- "without sacrificing public safety." ? After talking about a police reform bill from Republican Sen. Tim Scott that didn't have enough <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fpolicing-reform-bill-fails-move-forward-senate%2Fstory%3Fid%3D71425815&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914361509&sdata=DG3rQqn7o%2F%2F0nFK76i4Ir4GxOTln6QByjGs3Y8zU3ns%3D&reserved=0> votes to pass, Trump again hailed police officers, and said that the current climate is especially hard for them. "Police are so afraid today that they do something slightly wrong, slightly wrong and their pensions gone, their jobs gone, who knows what happens. Their life is ruined, their wife or their husband will leave, the whole thing, it's a very scary thing," Trump said. ? But while Trump told an earlier questioner that he "hopes there's not a race problem" in America, the president didn't acknowledge the reality of how scary life <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Fdriving-black-abc-news-analysis-traffic-stops-reveals%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72891419&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914361509&sdata=sxRhdhSKowCoMZh6Np8GcQ8pS6%2FjiCFDVeJkdTwZGNc%3D&reserved=0> in the U.S. is for so many Black Americans, as they are more than three times more likely to be killed by police than white Americans, according to a recent study from Harvard University that Stephanopoulos cited during in the town hall. ? Trump claims current US problems are products of Democratic leadership On multiple fronts, Trump tried to push any blame off himself and onto Democrats. ? After saying he wants to see another stimulus bill <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fsenate-voting-gop-covid-19-relief-proposal%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72926403&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914371508&sdata=1SWpTjM%2FyfQRgwMRqHMyRFqUDZp5sOCTHLb3NzB86ek%3D&reserved=0> to address the economic hardships facing so many Americans because of coronavirus, Trump was asked why he wouldn't call House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to his office to negotiate. ? "At the right time I'll do that. But they know exactly where I stand. What they want is a bailout of Democrat-run states that are doing poorly. Democrat-run states are the ones that are doing badly, George," Trump said. "Look, I'm the president of everybody but -- I don't want to say it -- the Democrat-run cities. It is what it is." ? Stephanopoulos asked Trump about his promise to "restore law and order" in the country, which he made during his 2016 convention speech, and again at the Tuesday town hall. ? "And I have! Except in Democrat-run cities <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Ftrump-quickly-challenged-threat-cut-funding-democratic-led%2Fstory%3Fid%3D72793720&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914381496&sdata=Rfx9LeA7VK9ThT%2BMBLwyrASqraihuzZF%2BDW1IViTfT0%3D&reserved=0>," Trump said. "Wherever you have a Democrat city -- not in all cases -- but if you look at the really troubled cities in our country, they're Democrat-run." ? On the coronavirus, in an attempt to illustrate his quick response, he pointed the finger at Pelosi and Biden. ? "I was so far ahead of my closing and I'll give you an example. When I closed at the end of January, Joe Biden was talking about, in March, about, it's totally over-exaggerated. Nancy Pelosi was standing in the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco, late, a month, more than a month after that, saying this thing's totally exaggerated, come." ? And on Scott's police reform bill being unable to pass <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FPolitics%2Fpolice-reform-bill-dying-senate%2Fstory%3Fid%3D71403164&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914381496&sdata=LciJnFS%2F%2F6rpDgaUfl1ygX4I8te4zqFn7SEe29tMBjg%3D&reserved=0> the Senate, Trump claimed Democrats agreed with the bill, but they didn't vote for it because they were "viewing this as a political issue." ? "I think it's very bad for them, because we're about law and order. We have to be about law and order, otherwise you're going to see your cities burn," Trump said. ? A reminder that health care is still top of mind for voters In a powerful and passionate exchange about her lifelong health struggles, Ellesia Blaque, an assistant professor from Philadelphia, politely yet bluntly, asked the president to "please stop" interrupting her. ? "Let me finish my question, sir," Blaque said, as she described a life of overcoming the odds, battling an inflammatory disease called sarcoidosis that deemed her "uninsurable" from the day she was born, but still going on to get a bachelor's degree, master's degree and a PhD. ? Blaque vouched for the importance of Obamacare, which allowed for people with preexisting conditions to qualify for health care at the same rate as everyone else. ? "Within a 36 to 72 hour period, without my medication, I will be dead. And I want to know what it is that you're going to do to assure that people like me, who work hard, we do everything we're supposed to do, can stay insured? It's not my fault that I was born with this disease," Blaque said. ? Her question highlighted an issue that millions of Americans called their top priority before the pandemic spread: the debate over public and private health insurance. But despite the pandemic, not much about the argument has changed. ? "It's a total disaster. You're going to have new health care, and the preexisting condition aspect of it will always be in my plan," Trump said, repeating a pledge about a health care plan he has yet to disclose during his entire first term, even after consistent attempts to strike down the option of Obamacare. ? Stephanopoulous pushed Trump to answer for his attempts to repeal Obamacare <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FUS%2Famid-pandemic-trump-administration-asks-supreme-court-overturn%2Fstory%3Fid%3D71466593&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C1c028c2de4814fa47d0208d859e7da92%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358199914391489&sdata=%2F786BoWq26W9hM8ZIwOyitum8HwZibsDCbZHREXSf0s%3D&reserved=0> -- along with its coverage for people with preexisting conditions -- without any public plan to replace it. Trump repeated that his plan would be better. ? "But you haven't come up with it," Stephanopoulos said. ---- Throughout the ABC News Town Hall, the Trump campaign attempted to rewrite history and offer their own narrative for President Donald Trump's response to coronavirus pandemic and former Vice President Joe Biden's "lack of response," even though he currently is not the president. Deputy Director of Rapid Response for the Trump Campaign Jacob Schneider tweeted  <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fjacobkschneider%2Fstatus%2F1306038134786928643%3Fs%3D20&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C3f30dccc9b5749da691408d859eca1d1%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358220202778483&sdata=X0ou39WYlGNrKpQX9VuNxaivLrq3Xvf%2F3Xnt1qc4AGI%3D&reserved=0>that President Trump's response to the coronavirus is a 'phenomenal accomplishment." The United States currently has the highest death toll of any nation in the world with only 4 percent of the population, more than 20 percent of the cases and more than 20 percent of the deaths with 195,000 as George Stephanopoulos checked the president on stage tonight.  As the President attempted to shift criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic to Biden and say that he didn't implement a national mandate for masks, as he couldn't because he isn't the president and state's Governors would have to do so in each state, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor Jason Miller said in a tweet  <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FJasonMillerinDC%2Fstatus%2F1306038787168972800&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C3f30dccc9b5749da691408d859eca1d1%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358220202778483&sdata=5vgmcIlh3TV%2BpK8KNi4MPfeAkgyWuxxI71VXrDTMVlI%3D&reserved=0>that it was "fair criticism for Trump to level." "Biden announced his national outdoor mask mandate as a political stunt, ran a commercial on it, had no new takers from Democrat Governors, then said it was unconstitutional, and backed off it," said Miller.  The Trump campaign also criticized Biden for not facing questions from reporters or doing interviews.  Abigail Marone, a member of the Trump 2020 Rapid Response team said in a tweet  <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2Fabigailmarone%2Fstatus%2F1306049881396699136&data=02%7C01%7CJenna.X.Levine.-ND%40abc.com%7C3f30dccc9b5749da691408d859eca1d1%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637358220202788476&sdata=0wMk9hl55uoBau%2BCWAiCtNq4LGVKhsH%2Fah9CAHqiqSE%3D&reserved=0>that Trump is answering every single tough question thrown his way and he's doing it while remaining calm & composed and that "unlike Biden, President Trump shows up." LOG BELOW FROM TV3HDCLN FEED: 173113 TRUMP>> Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Hi, George. Hello. I will, I will. Good to see you. Thank you very much, George.  GS>> There you go, that's your seat.   TRUMP>> This is a fully Covid set.  GS>> Yes, exactly.  TRUMP>> Which is fine.  GS>> There's the still photographers right there. We're going to play the open of the show as it's going to play out --  TRUMP>> Sure, yeah.  173140 GS> 15 seconds from the end, it's going to go black, but it doesn't mean anything.  TRUMP>> Okay. You just, you guide the way. Love hugs(?). Do you want to shoot -- do you want to shoot, just really quick?  GS>> Sure.  TRUMP>> Nice.  173154 [Both pose for photographers]  173200 GS>> You done for the day after this? TRUMP>> No, go back to the Oval Office, have a couple of other things but we'll watch tonight. [laughter] Nice to be with you, everybody.  >> Sir, can we get one [inaud] ? TRUMP>> Sure.  >> Alrighty. TRUMP>> Okay! Alright. [TAKES A SEAT] Let's see what that looks like. Oh, that looks pretty good, huh?  GS>> It's a beautiful set. TRUMP>> Good job! [laughter] It's better than I look in person. That's very nice, thank you. I think it's good. Do you leave your jacket open, generally? 173239 GS>> Generally, but I go back and forth. TRUMP>> Well, you're in good shape.  GS> And I have to keep my tie shorter than yours.  [SHOT GOES DOWN MOMENTARILY] 173301 Good evening, from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, our Town Hall with the President starts right now.  173310 [ABC GRAPHIC AND INTRODUCTORY VIDEO] 173347 GS>> Welcome to our town hall with President Trump. Mr. President, Thank you for joining us. TRUMP>> Thank you very much, George. GS>> We're here with a group of Pennsylvania voters. As you can see, we're socially distanced in this Covid era. TRUMP>> I can see. Definitely. There's no doubt about it. GS>> Everyone's been tested. You should know, some of these people voted for you last time around. Some voted for Hillary Clinton, some voted for third party candidates-- TRUMP>> Okay. GS>> -- or no one at all. All have written their own questions.  TRUMP>> Okay. GS>> And the first one comes from Paul Tubiana. Paul,  take it away. TRUMP>> Hi, Paul 173417  Q>> Mr. President, I voted for you in 2016. I'm conservative, pro life and diabetic. I've had to dodge people who don't care about social distancing and wearing face masks. I thought you were doing a good job with the pandemic response until about May 1st, then you took your foot off the gas pedal. Why did you throw vulnerable people like me under the bus? TRUMP>> Well, we really didn't, Paul. We've worked very hard on the pandemic. We've worked very hard. It came all from China, they should have never let it happen. And if you look at what we've done with ventilators and now frankly with vaccines -- we're very close to having a vaccine.  173459 If you want to know the truth, the previous administration would have taken perhaps years to have a vaccine because of the FDA and all the approvals, and we're within weeks of getting it. You know, could be three weeks, four weeks but we think we have it. Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, we have great companies and they're very, very close. It's been very -- it's a -- it's a terrible thing. But if you look at as an example, are you from New York? Are you from -- where are you from? Q>> Originally I'm from New York. I've lived in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-- ?TRUMP>> I see. Q>>18 and a half years-- TRUMP>> I see. ?Q>> It's the longest place I've ever lived. 173533 TRUMP>> Well, that's very good. It's a good place. But actually if you look at what we've done for various things, we built hospitals. New York, we took the convention center converted it to 2800 rooms. We brought in the ships. I wish they would have used it, because frankly they would have saved a lot of people had they used it. But we really are, we're starting to get very good marks if you look at what we've done compared to other countries with the excess mortality, the excess mortality rate.  173558 We've done very, very well. When you see our testing. We're going to be at 84 million tests, 84 million. Think of that. And next would be India with about 50 million less. Our testing program's far greater. I brought this along today because I think it's, I think it's something that's really very special. We have a new test, it came out literally today. [TRUMP PULLS OUT PIECE OF PAPER FROM POCKET]  173623 That's just showing you the numbers of how well we're doing relative to other countries, but this is actually a new test, just came out from Abbott, highly sophisticated. You wouldn't think it's a piece of really little, light cardboard.  173637 And this came out, and this is a very accurate test. And people will be able to have this, and they'll be able to test or go, ideally, go through a doctor but it's very simple and very accurate. And we supplied Governors, including this state, with equipment like nobody's ever gotten. We were short on ventilators because the cupboards were bare when we took it over, and we're now making thousands of ventilators a month, many thousands and we're sending them. We don't need them in our country anymore.  173705 Not one person that needed a ventilator didn't get a ventilator. Everybody got a ventilator. And they're very -- Paul, they're very complex. They're very hard to make, but we're making, now, out 10s of thousands a month, and sending them to other countries who are in dire need of them. So I feel that we've done a tremendous job, actually, and it's something that I don't think it's been recognized like it should.  173729 But when you look at our testing, when you look at our swabs, when you look at our ventilators, when you look at what we've done with hospitals, and we've made a lot of Governors look very good. And now, some are in a shutdown and some aren't. We'd like to see it open up, and open up as soon as possible, but we're very proud of the job we've done. And we've saved a lot of lives, a tremendous number of lives.  173749 GS>> Mr. President, you mentioned a number of things here. Let's talk about the mortality first, because you mentioned -- you said we're doing better in mortality than other countries. But here's this chart right here. It shows the United States is right here -- this is number of deaths per million residents. Here's Western Europe, here's Canada, way down there. We're not at the top of the list. 173805 TRUMP>> The excess mora-- mortality rate is among the best in the whole world, George. I mean, I can show you, there's a chart that just came out a little while ago, excess mortality rate  -- it's compared to Europe. Compared to other places, it's about 25% better. In one case, it's over 60% better. And we also have a very big country -- you know, this is -- we're talking about a lot bigger than most countries.  173830 When you look at testing, just as an example, when India does 40 million less tests than us -- they have 1.5 billion people. China, you don't get the accurate numbers out of China, but China, they lost a lot of people, they just don't say what they are--  173843 GS>> But, you know, we have 4% of the world's population, and more than 20% of the cases, more than 20% of the deaths. TRUMP>> Well, we have 20% of the cases because of the fact that we do much more testing.  173853 If we wouldn't do testing you wouldn't have cases. You would have very few cases. GS>> As far as you know, no one's talked to you --  TRUMP>> The most --  GS>>  -- these are actual cases.  TRUMP>>  Well, Dr. Fauci says we've done a fantastic job. He just said it yesterday, actually. He said we've done a fantastic job, that we didn't mislead anybody. Now I'm not gonna make people feel like I want to -- look we're the leader of a great country. We want to keep it that way. I don't want to scare people, I don't want to make people panic, and you're not going to go out and say "oh this is going to be, this is death death death."  173923 You have to run a country. We're in a country. We got hit by something very unfairly. What I noticed were yesterday Dr. Fauci said that we were, we've done a really good job and we didn't mislead anybody. It came out with that Saipan(?) which I appreciate but whether it's Dr. Fauci or anybody else, a lot of people got it wrong. They talked about don't wear masks, and now they say wear masks, although some people say don't wear masks.  173948 I mean you have a lot of different ideas. Some people say just leave it the way it is and don't do any shutdowns and other people say do shutdowns. And I have my own views on that  GS>> But what did you get wrong? You say a lot of people got things wrong. I mean you mentioned China at the top right there, all through January and February, you were  downplaying by your own admission, the severity of the crisis, said you didn't want to panic people --  TRUMP>> Not downplaying --  GS>> Let me just finish the question first --  174014 TRUMP>> Not downplaying.  GS>> Well you said -- those are your words. TRUMP>> I don't want to drive our nation into a panic. I'm a cheerleader for this nation. I'm the one that closed up our country. I closed it up long before any of the experts thought I should, and saved hundreds of thousands of lives, but when I closed it, I put a ban on our country and the ban was a very important ban because -- GS>> I wanted to ask you -- I want to ask you about China because -- That's -- TRUMP>>  China was heavily affected, and nobody. By the way, I read where other people said do it. No people that I saw said do it, and I know they said security advisors and others. 174045  I put a ban on when it wasn't at all popular. Joe Biden said I was xenophobic because I put the ban on. And I thought that was a very unfair and by the way he's totally taken that back, but I'm not sure he knows what it means. GS>> I want to ask you about China though because at that time you were actually praising President Xi, you were saying he was transparent, you were saying he was strong, you were saying he was doing a good job. Did you get that wrong? Did you misjudge President Xi? 174110 TRUMP>> I don't think I did. We just finished a trade deal. We just had the largest order of corn in the history of our country last week, the largest owner of soybeans, largest order of beef, because they know I'm very unhappy. They know I'm very, very-- GS>> But you said he was doing a good job and now you're blaming China. TRUMP>> No, No, I didn't say one way or the other. I'm not saying one way or the other. At the beginning before anybody knew what it was, I spoke with President Xi and he said, we are doing it well, we are having it under control and I was very open with that. He told me that it was under control, that everything was and it turned out to be not true because it wasn't under control. It Went all over the world, 188 countries.  174145 So I didn't say anything bad about President Xi  initially because nobody knew much about the disease. Nobody knew the seniors are susceptible. They thought people would be susceptible, but not just, you know, the seniors are a really a very, very endangered group of people, especially if they have problems with hearts or diabetes or any of that. So-- GS>> You mention masks. Julie Bart who is from Gibsonia, Pennsylvania. TRUMP>> Yeah. GS>> She's right here. She has a question about that. You voted for Hillary Clinton last time I believe.   174212 Q>> Yes, I did. The wearing of masks has proven to lessen the spread of covid. Why don't you support a mandate for national mask wearing. And why don't you wear a mask more often?  174224 TRUMP>> Well, I do wear them when I have to and when I'm in hospitals and other locations but I will say this: they said at the Democratic Convention they're going to do a national mandate. They never did it, because they've checked out and they didn't do it. And a ques-- a good question is you ask -- like Joe Biden, they said, "we're going to do a national mandate on masks." 174246 GS>> He's called on all governors to have them. It is a state responsibility. TRUMP>> But no, he -- he -- he didn't do it. I mean, he never did it. Now, there is, by the way, a lot of people don't want to wear masks. There are a lot of people [who] think the masks are not good. And there are a lot of people that, as an example, you have --  GS>> Who are those people? TRUMP>> I'll tell you who those people are: waiters. They come over and they serve you, and they have a mask. And I saw it the other day where they were serving me, and they're playing with a mask. I'm not blaming them. I'm just saying what happens.  174312 They're playing with the mask, so the mask is over and they're touching it and put -- and then they're touching the plate. That can't be good. There are a lot of people -- if you look at Dr. Fauci's original statement, you look at a lot of people -- CDC -- you look at a lot of people's original statement, they said very strongly, George, "don't wear masks." Then all of a sudden, they went to "wear masks."  174333 The concept of a mask is good but it also does -- you're constantly touching it. You're touching your face. You're touching plates. There are people that don't think masks are good.  GS>> Let's get one final question on Covid. We've got Ajani (?) Pal right here. She's from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and you actually haven't voted before. TRUMP>> How are you?  174353 Q>> Hello. Hi, my question is: if you believe it's the President's responsibility to protect America, why would you downplay a pandemic that is known to disproportionately harm low income families and minority communities? 174408 TRUMP>> Yeah, well, I didn't downplay it. I, actually, in many ways, I up-played it, in terms of action. My action was very strong -- Q>> Did you not admit to it yourself, saying that you -- ? TRUMP>> Yeah, because what I did was, with China, I put a ban on. With Europe, I put a ban on, and we would have lost thousands of more people had I not put the ban on. So that was called "action," not with the mouth but in actual fact.  174430 We did a very, very good job when we put that ban on. Whether you call it "talent" or "luck," it was very important, so we saved a lot of lives when we did that.  174442 G>> There were holes in the ban and the European ban didn't come for another month.  TRUMP>> Well there were Americans, I mean the holes in were if you have somebody in China that's an American citizen we had to let them in. I mean there were actually some people that said, well, once it got going. They said wait a minute, that is really heavily infected place.  174456 And we had a case where we had a lot of Americans, they were probably, they probably had COVID, and we're saying do we let them into our country? We let them in very carefully, we quarantined them but we let them in. But yeah, they say that we allowed certain people and it's true but they were American citizens.  174515 GS>> I want to move on to some other subjects, but, you know, we still are dealing with 195,000 deaths in the United States right now. When you see that, when you think about that, does that give you any pause? Does it make you think, is there anything I could have done differently? Anything -- ? 174529 TRUMP>> I think we could have had 2 million deaths if we didn't close out the country.  GS>> So you regret nothing?  TRUMP>> No, I think we did a great job. If we didn't close the country -- look, we created, I created, we all created together. You helped, everybody. The fact is, we created the greatest economy in the history of the world, best employment numbers for African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, women, everything.  174552 The best employment. High School, no high school, college. We had the best economy we've ever had. 160 million people almost, just short of 160 million people, we were never close, and then somebody comes in, and then somebody else, doctors, and they start talking about the pandemic, and about closing. They want to close up our country. I said, wait a minute. We have the greatest country, the greatest economy, and it was coming together, even in terms of unity because it was so successful that people that weren't getting along were starting to get along too, that's the way we solve that problem.  174626 But we had the greatest economy, ever. And we have to close it. If I didn't close it, I think you'd have 2 million deaths, instead of having the 185, 190. It's a terrible  -- one s too many --  GS>> If we would have had more mitigation --  TRUMP>> But, George --  GS>> --earlier on, there would have been fewer deaths.  174642 TRUMP>> George, I was so far ahead of my closing and I'll give you an example. When I closed at the end of January, Joe Biden was talking about, in March, about, it's totally over exaggerated. Nancy Pelosi was standing in the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco, late, a month, more than a month after that, saying this thing's totally exaggerated, come, you know, to try and build up tourism.  174709 And all of these --  GS>> But you were saying it's just going to disappear.  TRUMP>>What?  GS>> You were saying it was going to disappear.  TRUMP>> It is going to disappear. It's going to disappear, I still say it.  GS>> But not if we don't take action. Correct?  TRUMP>> No, I still say it, it's going to disappear, George. We're going to get back. We're not going to have studios like this where you have all of this empty space in between. I want to see people, you want to see people.  174728 I want to see football games. I'm pushing very hard for big 10. I want to see big 10 open. Let the football games, let them play sports. But no, it's going to disappear, George --  GS>> But Dr Fauci--  TRUMP>> And I think this --  GS>> -- we have to be prepared for, for, we have to hunker down, we have to be prepared for a possible second wave. I understand that you don't want to panic people. You said you want people to be calm. You've often talked about Winston Churchill and FDR and they did reassure people. They were strong, they did keep people calm but they also were straight. They said this war is going to be tough.  174758 It's going to be a real fight --  TRUMP>> No, I don't know if they were straight(?).  GS>> -- we have to persevere --  TRUMP>> So when Churchill was on the top of a building, and he said, everything's going to be good. Everything is going to be, be calm, and you have the Nazis dropping bombs all over London. He was very brave because he was at the top of a building. It was very well known that he was standing on buildings and they were bombing, and he says everyone's going to be safe.  174820 I don't think that's being, necessarily, honest, and yet I think it's being a great leader, but he said, you're going to be safe, be calm. Don't panic. And you had bombers dropping bombs all over London. So, I guess you could say that's not so honest, but it's still great leadership.  GS>> So you think it's okay to be dishonest?  174841 TRUMP>> I'm not looking to be dishonest. I don't want people to panic, and we are going to be okay. We're going to be okay and it is going away, and it's probably going to go away now a lot faster because of the vaccine. It would go away without the vaccine, George, but it's going to go away a lot faster with the vaccine. GS>> It will go away without the vaccine? TRUMP>> Sure, over a period of time. Sure with time it goes away. GS>> And many deaths. TRUMP>> And you'll develop, you'll develop herd -- like a herd mentality. It's going to be -- it's going to be herd developed and that's going to happen, that will all happen, but with a vaccine, I think it will go away very quickly. GS>> Got to take a quick break. 174912 TRUMP>> But I really believe we're rounding the corner, and I believe that strongly. GS>> As you know, Dr. Fauci disagrees with that. TRUMP>> Well, I mean -- but a lot of people do dis --  do agree with me. You look at Scott Atlas, you look at some of the other doctors that are highly -- from Stanford, look at some of the other doctors. They think maybe we could have done that from the beginning, I think we did it exactly right. We closed it up, now we're opening, and we're opening up to a super v because the numbers are fantastic. The employment numbers, you look at -- we hired 10.4 million jobs in four months. That's a record, by far. 174946 We have every record. Retail sales are through the roof. We have every record. We did the right thing, if we didn't close it up, I believe we would have 2 million, 2 and a half, maybe 3 million deaths,  GS>> We're going to talk more about that when we come back, but also race policing and protests. We'll be right back.  [BREAK] 175147 GS>> Welcome back to our town hall with President Trump. The next question comes from Laura Galva. She's from Glenshaw, Pennsylvania, a registered nurse who's always voted republican for president. Laura, go ahead.  175156 Q>> Hello, Mr. President. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously wrote, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." In the light of the ongoing protests surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breona Taylor, and the recent shooting of Jacob -- Jacob Blake, do you feel racial injustices are occurring in this nation? And if so, what can be done to address them?  175222 TRUMP>> Well, I think they were tragic events, and I do feel that we have to also take into consideration that, if you look at our police, they do a phenomenal job. You'll have people choke, make mistakes, and they happen. It happens where they have to make a fast decision, and some bad things happen. And you also have bad apples, but you have 99% great people. I know the police forces very well. I think almost every one of them -- if you look, I've been endorsed by so many of them. And these are great people.  175252 And I will say this: if you're going to stop crime, we have to give the -- the respect back to the police that they deserve. They've done a fantastic job in so many locations but then, bad things happen. Look at New York. New York was a very safe city. Rudy Giuliani did a fantastic job. The city was safe and then, all of a sudden, we have a Mayor -- he starts cutting the police force, and crime is up 100%, 150%. I saw one form of crime up 300%.  175321 So I think it's very important. Whether you talk Seattle where they have very good police but they're not allowed to do their job. You have to allow the police to do the job. I agree with you, those events are terrible, but we have to allow the police to do their job, otherwise crime is going to soar. Now the problem is that in Democrat, usually liberal democrat run cities, we have tremendous problems. The top 10 most unsafe cities are run by Democrats. You go into the top 25 and top 35, almost every one of them is run by Democrats. 175455 No cash bail, just weak policies on crime. We have to give the police the respect that they deserve and we have to give them their mojo. We have to let them protect us. How about that horrible crime that took place two days ago where this terrible human being walks up to a police car with two people sitting in the car and he starts shooting bullets right through the glass, right in their face, and just has destroyed -- I mean, I -- I hear they're gonna make it but they're gonna have a hard time ever being the same as-- GS>>Mr. president, you're right, That -- TRUMP>> It's just a terrible thing. ?GS>> That was monstrous. There's no question about that but a lot of people look at the statistics.  175434 TRUMP>> But that's a lack of respect. When somebody can do that that's a lack of respect. There's no retribution-- GS>> It's horrific. TRUMP>> They feel there's no retribution. This guy walks up to a police car and he starts shooting point blank range at two innocent people. You can't let that happen. You have to -- you have to be very tough on crime when it comes to things -- GS>> Tough on crime but also obey the rules and regulations for policing and let you talk about police choking. You talk about bad apples, but a lot of people look at the statistics. 175502 Black Americans, more than three times more likely than white Americans to be killed by police. And that indicates that this just isn't bad apples. This just isn't choking. This is a real systemic endemic problem. Do you believe that? What will you do to address it? TRUMP>> So I just saw a poll where African Americans in this country, black communities are 81% in favor of having more police. They want more police. They want protection. They suffer more than anybody else by bad police protection, all minorities, whether it's Hispanic or black or Asian. They suffer more than anybody else, George.  175540 We have to give, we have to give the police back the authority to stop crime. When you have something like in Portland where it's just night after night. I could stop that with the people we have in a half an hour if they'd let me do that but they don't-- GS>> What would you do? ?TRUMP>> Bring in the National Guard. We'd bring it in and we would stop that within -- well, we did it in Minneapolis, take a look at Minneapolis. GS>> But how do you stop police killing blacks at three times the rate of killing whites? 175607 TRUMP>> I can only say this. That the police in this country have done generally a great job. There are crimes, there are problems and there are chokers, they choke under pressure. I mean they have one quarter of a second to make a decision. And sometimes they make a wrong decision and that's a terrible thing. The problem is that will be on the news for two weeks or three weeks in a row and the hundreds of thousands and thousands of good acts, you know, nobody talks about it. 175635 GS>> So you didn't think that's a sign of systemic racism? TRUMP>> But our police department -- No, I think there's problems but I also think there's some very big problems where if you don't give the police back their authority. Right now police are afraid they're gonna lose their pension. They're going to lose their job if they talk to somebody in the wrong way. When I watched New York. You know, the New York City Police endorsed me, and I love them. They're great people. 175657 GS>> One group of the New York City Police Department-- TRUMP>> But I watched six months ago, policemen walking down the street and people were dumping water on their head. They had absolutely no fear. They had absolutely -- there was no retribution. I thought it was a low point. I thought it was a low point for New York City's finest. And frankly, those people should have -- those cops should have turned around and really done something.   175720 GS>> we have another question on this subject from Pastor Carl Day. He's from Philadelphia, voted for Jill Stein last time Q>> How you doing, Mr. President? TRUMP>> Good.  Q>> You've coined the phrase Make America Great Again,  TRUMP>> Right. Q>> When has America been great for African Americans in the ghetto of American. Are you aware of how tone deaf, that comes off to African American community?   175740 TRUMP>> Well, I can say this. We have tremendous African American support. You've probably seen it. In the polls we're doing extremely well with African American, Hispanic American at levels that you've rarely seen a republican have. If you talk about Make America great,  If you look at just prior to, and I'm talking about for the black community. You look just prior to this horrible situation coming in from China, when the virus came in.  185808 That was the -- probably the highest point, homeownership for the black community, homeownership, lower crime. The best jobs they've ever had, highest income, the best employment numbers they've ever had. If you go back and you want to look over many years, you could just go back six or seven months from now, that was the best single moment in the history of the African American people in this country I think, you know, I would say, 175837 Q>> Well, I mean, your statement is, though, make it great again. So, historically, the African American experience, especially in these -- out of these ghettos that have been redlined, historically these ghettos that have systemically been set up and treated -- TRUMP>> Yes. Yes. Q>> -- the way that they have been, the conditions of the drugs, the guns and everything else that actually created the symptoms for what we see, that you profess to be just the Democratic cities in themselves. These things have historically been happening for African Americans in these ghettos, and we have not been seeing a change.  175909 Quite frankly, under your administration, under Obama's administration, under the Bush, under the Clinton, the very same things happen, and the very same systems and cycles continue to -- continue to ensue, and we need to see -- because you say "again," we need to see when was that great. Because that pushes us back to a time in which we cannot identify with such greatness. And I mean you've said everything else about choking and everything else, but you have yet to address and acknowledge that there's been a race problem in America.  175937 TRUMP>> So, if you go -- well, I hope there's not a race problem. I can tell you, there's none with me because I have great respect for all races, for everybody. This country is great because of it. But when you go back six months, and you take a look at what was happening, you can't even compare that with past administrations. When you look at income levels and a lot of things because of the job situation, where they had the lowest income -- the best, the best unemployment numbers they've ever had, the Black community, by far.  180005 And that was solving a lot of problems, and you know what else was? It was -- it was bringing people together. I was starting to get, just before this was -- you know, we were having a long run of success. I was starting to get calls from Democrats, that, "hey, it's starting to work. Let's get together." People that you would never have thought this would have happened with. There was going to be unity but unfortunately, that was hurt because we got setback, but now -- I think next year's going to be one of our best years, economically.  Q>> But income inequality is still  --  TRUMP>> A lot of good things will happen. 180034 Q>> But income inequality is higher. So I mean, jobs can be produced but at the same time, in a lot of these big, major cities where African Americans are underserved, under resourced, that's --  an $8 eight hour job does not mean that they can necessarily afford to live where they have to live or where they've been living for the last 20 years.  180051 TRUMP>> Well, the income inequality which, I agree with you, is a problem. I always agreed with that. But if you look under President Obama and Biden, the income inequality was phenomenal. It was -- it was record setting it was. It was -- GS>> It's getting worse now.  180106 TRUMP>> Well, we're talking about a plague coming in. Before the plague, we were doing very well. Now we will soon be doing well again because we're gonna have a fantastic third quarter. You're seeing the numbers come in. I think you're gonna have a GDP that's mid 20s and maybe much higher, somebody said 35, I don't know that would -- these are all records we're talking about. And you're gonna have a very good, economically, you're gonna have a very good year next year.  180129 But I agree with a lot of the things you say but you have to look back, because we really had it going well. Had we not been hit by this horrible disease that came into our land and all over the world by the way, it came all over the world. We would be in a position where I think income inequality would be different. It was really getting there. We were really driving it down --  GS>> Mr President, we have, we have --  We have to move on but even before the pandemic, the average black family was earning half of what the average white family was earning, even if you hold education constant.  180201 TRUMP>> I can only compare it to the past. The, the African American, the black community was doing better than it had ever done by far, both in terms of unemployment, homeownership, so many different statistics. Even in terms of -- GS>> There is still a gap between blacks and whites.  TRUMP>> I mean, there was a gap, but we were doing a good job, it was getting better, and then it was artificially shut down by this disease that came onto our land.  180228 GS>> Gotta take another break. We'll be right back. [BREAK] 180346 GS>> Welcome back to our town hall. We're taking questions from voters in Pennsylvania who have not yet made up their minds for a final decision in this election and the next question comes from Leah Swan(?) from Pittsburgh.  180355 Q>> Hello.  TRUMP>> Hi.  Q>> I worry about a second or third wave of unemployment. Employers that weathered the first six months of COVID-19 are now seeing their businesses dramatically impacted due to the effect of this virus on our economy. What, as the President, is your plan to aid these workers who may not lose their jobs today, but in the months to come?  180419 TRUMP>> Well, as you know, we did paycheck, but we're doing a lot of other things but what I want to do to see some additional stimulus, and we're trying to get it, and we may. I mean we just, just before I came here we had some pretty good talks with the democrats, we'll see. But they've been very difficult --  GS>> Why not call the speaker down  to your office, hammer it out --?  TRUMP>> Because they know exactly where I stand. At the right time I'll do that. But they know exactly where I stand. What they want is a bailout of democrat run states that are doing poorly and, you know, I don't think this is the right way to --  GS>> Why do you keep talking about democrats states --   TRUMP>> They are.  GS>> --democrat cities. They're American states and American cities.  180451 TRUMP>> -- Democrat run states are the ones that are doing badly, George. If you look at New York, if you look at Illinois, if you look at a lot of different places they're doing poorly and cities in particular cities. I mean, these cities are being run so poorly --  GS>> But don't you have a responsibility --  TRUMP>> -- largely because --  GS>> -- as well?  TRUMP>> -- of the debt, but largely because of the crime.  180507 They don't want to do anything about crime. Sanctuary cities. They have sanctuary cities where they're protecting criminals. They have things that the republicans don't have. So they are -- I mean I don't want to say Dem -- look, I'm the president of everybody. But I don't want to say it, but the democrat run cities. It is what it is.  GS>> So will you be calling the speaker and can you hammer out a deal?  TRUMP>> At the right time, yes. I would like to see additional stimulus for people that really it wasn't their fault, wasn't your fault, wasn't anybody's fault.  180537 It was China's fault. I don't care how you want to define it. This was China's fault, and our people shouldn't be hurt and we should do stimulus. We did a lot of it, initially, and now they stopped because they think it's going to be better for the election. I don't know --  GS>> They say if you, if you'll come up, they said they will meet you halfway on the money.  TRUMP>> Well, we can do something maybe but I'm just hearing for the first time about an hour ago, that maybe there is a chance to get something and I'd like to do it. I'd like to, I would like to see it happen, George. 180605 GS>> Next question is on health care, comes from Elesia Block, she's from Philadelphia an assistant professor who voted for Hillary Clinton last time. Q>> Hi. TRUMP>> Hi.  Q>>  Mr. President. I was born with a disease called sarcoidosis, and from the day I was born, I was considered uninsurable. That disease started in my skin, moved to my eyes into my optic nerves and when I went to graduate school, into my brain.  180632 When it hit my brain I was automatically eligible for disability for the rest of my life. I chose instead to get a bachelor's degree, a master's degree, a PhD and become a professor. TRUMP>> Great.  Q>> It is great, except I still have similar health care problems. It costs me, with Co-pays I'm still paying almost $7,000 a year in addition to the copay and should pre existing conditions which Obamacare brought into brought to fruition be removed --  160706 TRUMP>> No.  Q>> without -- Please stop, and let me finish my question, sir. Should that be removed? Within a 36 to 72 hour period, without my medication, I will be dead. And I want to know what it is that you're going to do to assure that people like me, who work hard, we do everything we're supposed to do, can stay insured? It's not my fault that I was born with this disease. 180731 It's not my fault that I'm a Black woman and, in the medical community, I'm minimized and not taken seriously. I want to know what you are going to do about that. 180740 TRUMP>> So, first of all, I hope you are taken seriously. I hope you are. And we are not going to hurt anything having to do with pre-existing conditions. We're not going to hurt pre-existing conditions and, in fact, just the opposite. If you look at what they want to do, where they have socialized medicine, they will get rid of pre-existing conditions. If they go into Medicare For All, which is socialized medicine, and you can forget about your doctors and your plans, just like you could forget under President Obama. 180809 He said, "You can have your doctor. You can have your plan." And that turned out to be a lie, and he said it 28 different times, at least. We have 28 different times. "You can have your doctor, you can have your plan." Well, it's not true. But what we're doing is we're going to be doing a health care plan. Pre-existing -- protecting people with pre-existing conditions, as an example yourself. It sounds like that's exactly perfect. That's exactly what we're talking about.  180833 We're going to be doing a health care plan, very strongly, and protect people with pre-existing conditions. I will say this: they will not do that -- GS>> Mr. President -- TRUMP>> Because they have socialized -- GS>> I have to stop you there. TRUMP>> -- in other words, they have socialized medicine. 180847 GS>>  I just have to stop you there because it's just -- on a couple points. Number one, Joe Biden has ran against Medicare for All in the primaries, but much more importantly, Obamacare guaranteed people with pre-existing conditions could buy insurance, guaranteed they could buy it as the same price as everyone else, guaranteed a package of essential benefits, guaranteed that insurance companies couldn't put a lifetime limit on those benefits. 180907 You fought to repeal Obamacare. You are arguing --  TRUMP>> Well, I essentially did because we got rid of the individual mandate. GS>> You are arguing in the Supreme Court right now to strike it down. That would do away with pre-existing conditions. TRUMP>> No -- GS>> You promised -- TRUMP>>  -- so that we can do new health care. GS>> But you've been promising a new health care plan. We interviewed -- I interviewed you in June of last year. You said, "the health care plan would come in two weeks." You told Chris Wallace, this summer, it would come in three weeks. You promised an executive order on pre- existing --  180930 TRUMP>> I have it already. I have it already. GS>> But it's -- you've been trying to strike down pre-existing conditions. TRUMP>>  It doesn't matter. I have it already, and it's a much better plan for you. And it's a much better plan. GS>> What is it? TRUMP>> And when you say, "Obamacare," I got rid of the individual mandate which is the worst part of Obamacare where you had to pay a fortune -- GS>> You're striking down the whole law. TRUMP>> -- wouldn't be pertained to you, but it pertained to a lot of people where they were going literally bust, because they didn't want to have health insurance, and they were paying for it anyway. And it was no good. Obamacare was a disaster. Obamacare is too expensive. The premiums are too high.  181000 It's a total disaster. You're going to have new health care, and the pre-existing condition aspect of it will always be in my plan. And I've said that loud and clear -- GS>> But you haven't come up with it. TRUMP>> And we got rid of the individual mandate which essentially ended Obamacare, and I had a decision to make. GS>> Only because you're arguing for it. TRUMP>> George, I had a decision to make. Do I run -- we gutted out the worst parts of Obamacare. Now, I have to make this decision. This is three years ago. Do we run Obamacare well, and do a good job and do the best, even though it's never going to be very good?  181035 Or do we let it run badly? Probably, letting it run badly would have been a better political decision, but I couldn't do that. We have run it so much better than Obama ran it. Now, it's not the same because I got rid of the most unpopular thing, and a very unfair thing, which is the individual mandate. GS>> You're trying to break down the whole law.  TRUMP>> No, George, we have run it really well. But we also have, now, other -- if you go [to  the] Department of Labor, a -- our great Secretary, as you know, and you know him well. We have other alternatives to Obamacare that are 50% less expensive, and that are actually better  GS>> It's been three and a half years.  181110 TRUMP>> George, it's been 40 years since you had good health care. You never really had good health care in this country. This country has never had it. But when you say that Biden doesn't want to do it, everybody else does. Bernie does. He agreed to the manifesto, as I call it. The agreement with Bernie is that you're going to go to socialized medicine. GS>> He ran against Medicare for All. TRUMP>> If you go to socialized medicine -- Well, they -- he agreed and Harris who he, today, said "Harris-Biden," because he thinks she's President. 181140 Harris -- and someday you'll have to explain that one to me -- but Harris is all for doing that. She wants to go to socialized medicine. So you'll no longer have your doctor, really, and you no longer have your plan. And Joe can say all he wants. He's only doing it because he sees his poll numbers going down so substantially, but Joe can say all he wants about health care. You know, Obamacare has been a failure from day one. It's too expensive, whether it's the premium or whether it's the cost generally. 181209 And they don't have their doctors and they don't have their plans. We're going to have a very good health care -- I think maybe a great health care for less money.  GS>> Gotta take another break. We'll be right back. [BREAK] 181414 GS>> Welcome back to our town hall with President Trump. Mr. President, thank you for being here.  TRUMP>> Thank you. GS>> The next question comes from Jim Radeski. He's from Erland, Pennsylvania. That's around Pittsburgh, and you voted for President Trump last time around. TRUMP>> Hi, Jim.  Q>> Hi. At times, some have called your behavior not presidential. What, if anything, would you do differently if reelected to create a more unified message, where all sides can take responsibility for their actions and come together to make positive change? 171339 TRUMP>>  Good, Jim. So, I'm fighting a battle. It's a big battlefield and I have a lot of forces against me. I have the media, which I call the fake news because a lot of it is fake. And I mean a big -- as you understand. A lot of it is fake. I'm fighting a lot of forces. Sometimes you don't have time to be totally as you would say presidential, you have to get things done. I think I've done more than any other president in the first three and a half years. When you look at what we've done for tax cuts and regulation cuts and the vets, all of the things that we've done for the vets. 181413 We have a 91% approval factor now for the vets, we rebuilt our military, we created space force. I mean we did so many things. Right to try which is so incredible and so successful/ You know what right to try is. We did more, I really believe it, more than any other president in the first three and a half years. By the way, at the end of my first term, we're going to have close to 300, maybe over 300 new federal judges including Court of Appeal, two supreme court justices.  181441 And honestly, we move very fast. And I have to get rid of people fast because they're not doing their job. I could tell you people that weren't doing their job. And when I do that to get somebody else that is good and if they don't do it we get rid of that person. We do a lot of things and we have to get them done. I could be so press -- I always used to sort of kid on the campaign trail that I could be -- trail -- that I could be more presidential. It would be very easy, more presidential than any other candidate except for possibly Abraham Lincoln when he's wearing the hat, right? The high hat. But the fact is being presidential is easier than what I have to do, but I get things done. 181519 I get things done like nobody's ever gotten. When you look at -- including environmental things -- when you look at what's going on in the country and all that we've done, we unfortunately got hit by this plague, but it's going to be back very soon. We opened it up, and we have, you know, you talk, Jim, about the V, we have a super v. It looks like it's going to be a super V. We're gonna have a great economy next year and I think we're gonna have a great economy in the third quarter, and thank you for voting me for -- voting for me in 2016. I hope you're gonna do it again.  Q>> Thanks, sir.  TRUMP>> Thank you. Thank you very much.  181549 GS>> You talk -- you talk about a super V, Mr. President. A lot of people look at this and say it's more like a K shaped recovery, that people at the top, who have a lot of stocks are doing pretty well,  TRUMP>> They're doing well. GS>>  but -- but -- you've only gotten half the jobs back. 181601 TRUMP>> George  stocks are owned by everybody. I mean, you know, they talk about the stock market is so good. That's 401 K's. I'm meeting people with, as long as they didn't sell when the market went down, when we first realized, you know, the extent of this horrible thing from China. I mean, these people are doing -- some of them are doing better than they were doing before the pandemic came. GS>> You said that 13.6 million unemployed. TRUMP>>  If they -- if people held onto their stocks and remember this because I noticed you say wealthy. Sure, wealthy, but you have people that aren't wealthy, but have done well because of the stock market.  181631 I have -- I've set records on the stock market, even during the pandemic. And that doesn't happen by accident. I will tell you this, if Joe Biden ever got this position and that's a headwind on the stock market. Our stock market would be much higher if it weren't for that. If Joe Biden ever got in I think you'd have a depression, the likes of which we've never seen in this country. If you look at his policies where he wants to raise everybody's taxes, you look at what he wants to do in terms of regulation where he wants to put all of the regulations back on that I took off, and then some.  181704 And in many cases double it up. You will have a depression, the likes of which we haven't seen in this country. And that doesn't affect big people. It affects everybody, it affects a person that owns $10,000 worth of stock in IBM or whatever company it may be. Look, we're having a tremendous thing in the stock market, and that's good for everybody, but people that aren't rich own stock and they have 401 K's. You take a look at the 401K's, they're in many cases better than they were before the pandemic came. 181735 GS>> Next question comes from Alexander Stamen from Pittsburgh, he sat out the last presidential election, I believe.  Q>> Unfortunately so. I did. Good evening, Mr President. So I'd like to ask regarding your recent comments about our United States soldiers referring to them as suckers.  TRUMP>> Could you say that again?  Q>> Our United States soldiers referring to them as suckers, and particularly the late john mccain or prisoners of war as losers.  181805 TRUMP>> Oh, okay, I see. Okay, the fake --  Q>> And --  TRUMP>> -- that was a fake statement. Go ahead.  Q>> And recently, requesting to ban amputee veterans from military parade. How do you expect to win back the support of our military, their families, their friends and military supporters? 181823 TRUMP>> It's easy because I never made those statements. They were have been made by me. They said I stood over the grave of soldiers killed many years ago, and I said they were suckers. I never made that. Do you know we had 26 people as of today come out to say, it never happened? And many people were there. Then they said about the rain didn't happen and that wasn't the reason. The secret service said -- we have a statement from them. They said that we could not travel, because the helicopter couldn't be used.  181850 We would not be able to travel, because when you do that through a major city, it takes them days to get it prepared. I wanted to go anyway. I said let me just go separately in a car in disguise, I don't care, I wanted to be there so badly. But the statements never happened. They were lies.  181906 As far as john mccain, I was never a fan of john mccain. I never thought he treated our vets well, he didn't do the job. I was never a fan of his. But, and I think that's fine and everybody knows that and I said it to his face. I was very much up in that. But as far as --  GS>> You said he wasn't a war hero. 181921 TRUMP>> I have done so much for our vets and for our military. I rebuilt our military. Our military, when I came into this great office, our military was depleted, it was in the worst shape it was in probably ever. It was depleted. The planes were old and broken, the ships, everything. You see what I've done. I've rebuilt, $2.5 trillion. And you think that was easy getting that money from Democrats? Because they don't like the military.  181948 This magazine came up. They made up this quote. It was a made up quote. And, you know, the gloves are off with Biden, who I've never respected greatly. I've never respected him greatly, but when they took this made up quote that was now knocked out by over 25 people, and they made an ad out of it, I thought it was a disgrace.  192010 Do you know what disinformation is? That's what it was. They made up a phony quote, and then they went with it. It was a phony deal and the one who started it was a big friend of President Obama and Clinton, and it was a phony deal from a very not very successful magazine.  182025 GS>> Mr. President, how do -- you have used language like that in the past. You did say that john mccain wasn't a war hero and notably silent in the wake of this article where general john Kelly, who was your chief of staff at the time. General James Mattis, who served as defense secretary for you has said you're --  TRUMP>> They didn't hear me say that.  GS>> I said your -- well,  I'm getting to a broader point --  TRUMP>> Cause I never said it.  GS>>  -- with the generals. General Mattis said you're a divider not trying to unite the country. General Kelly said he agreed with that. John Bolton, who is your national security adviser said, You're a danger to the country. The people in these top military positions who serve most closely with you have said you're unfit for office, how do you respond to that? Is there --  182105 TRUMP>> These are people that I let go. These are disgruntled former employees to put it in a nice way, with some term people would understand. Mattis was a highly overrated general, didn't do the job, didn't do good on ISIS. I took over 100% of the ISIS caliphate. I had the people that I wanted in. Mattis was fired as you know by President Obama and I fired him also  182126 GS>> He says he resigned.  TRUMP>> He didn't resign. I said give me a letter. No more. Give me a letter, I was being nice. One of the problems when you're nice, oftentimes it comes back to hit you. I said, Jim, give me your letter, it's time for you to move on. He gave me a letter, but I fired him. That's called, I fired him. Now, General Mattis didn't do the job. I wasn't happy with him. If you look at john bolton, john bolton, all he wanted to do is blow people up. He wanted to go to war with everybody, and frankly I used him very nicely, I bring him into a room in a negotiation. When people saw them they said oh wow he's gonna go to war.  182158 I brought -- I'm bringing our troops back from Afghanistan, I'm bringing our troops back from Iraq. We're almost out of almost every place. You know everybody said because of my personality, they said he'll be in a war immediately. Look at North Korea, how that's worked out. We haven't -- the sanctions are on, everything's the same. We haven't spent anything. We're getting along with him, I get along with Kim Jong Un.  182226 That was supposed to be a war. If president obama was president, if Hillary Clinton ever got in, that would be a war. We would have a war, probably a nuclear war with North Korea. In the meantime, I'm getting calls all the time from friends of mine in South Korea. Thank you. We love you. Thank you. It's really been rather amazing. So instead of wars everybody said -- look at what we had today with the United Arab Emirates and UAE, and just take a look at what happened with Israel today with that.  182257  Take a look at what's going on. If you, if you, that was going to be a problem. We're actually creating peace in the Middle East, without blood staining are sand. But look at, look at what happened --  GS>> You've criticized Jim Mattis --  TRUMP>> -- But, George, look at what happened with Bahrain. Look at what -- well, a guy like Jim Mattis would have disagreed with the way I went about it. And I turned out to be correct. Tom Friedman of the New York Times wrote incredible glowing articles, last week about this incredible thing that I've been able to do in the Middle East.  182327 A guy like Jim Mattis could have never done it because they were all doing it the old fashioned way, they were going in the wrong outlets and the wrong doors. And what happened today with UAE, and with Bahrain, and with Israel, people don't even believe it, and George, as sure as you're sitting there, I have numerous other countries in that region that are going to be signing very soon also.  182348 You'll have peace in the Middle East, and this is without war and without losing -- and I'm talking about on both sides -- but without losing our great, young soldiers. You know, I go to Dover, and I greet, oftentimes, soldiers coming in. And they're dead. And there's no sadder thing than to sit with a widow or a mother, and watch these big, massive cargo planes -- and that back opens up, and these incredible Marines are walking off a casket.  182422 And they were killed in the Middle East. And in many ways, nobody even knows why. Going there was the worst decision in the history of our country. We've spent 8 trillion dollars, and we've lost, you know, thousands of lives but really millions of lives, because I view both sides. Okay? If that's okay? Millions of lives. This was the worst decision. And by the way, Iraq did not like, you know, Saddam Hussein did not knock down the World Trade Center, in case you don't know. 182449 And I'm sure you do know that. They said they had weapons of mass destruction. They made a mistake. So we're now $8 trillion. We've been in there for 20 years -- almost 20 years, in Afghanistan -- I guess it's getting very close to that. It's over 19. And we're bringing our soldiers back home. Nobody expected that from me. And people are so happy about it, and you know who's the happiest? The soldiers. I see them all the time. "What do you think? Should we be here?" "No sir, you shouldn't be here." 182518 "Why?" "They don't like us, sir." And I'll tell you what, I've rarely met a soldier that's over there -- they're better than anybody because they can tell you better than anybody what's happening. Rarely do I meet a soldier that says we should be there. It was the worst mistake, the most costly mistake in the history of our country, going into the Middle East.  GS>> We're going to be right back. [BREAK] 182733 GS>> Welcome back to our town meeting with President Trump. The next question comes from Alexander J Floyd of Dallas, Pennsylvania. he voted for President Trump last time around.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Q> Hello Mr. Trump. My question is actually about police reform and how can balance common sense police reform without sacrificing public safety in a time when, you know, part of the country is calling to defund the police and actively cheering when they're gunned down in the street and another part is tired of seeing the lawlessness? 182759 TRUMP>> So, we have a great senator named Tim Scott from South Carolina and he had a plan that was very much of a compromise plan but it was a plan that everybody pretty much agreed too. A lot of democrats agreed to it, but they wouldn't vote for it and it was a really good -- it was a compromise of a lot of different factors and it didn't get done. And it should have gotten done and it could still be out there. It could still be resurrected very easily but they just didn't want to do it because I think the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Democrats are viewing this as a political issue, and I probably agree with him. 182832 I think it's very bad for them, because we're about law and order. We have to be about law and order otherwise you're going to see your cities burn. And that's the way it is, if we can do a plan like Tim Scott's plan which is really -- it goes far enough, but it doesn't take the dignity away from our police. 182850 We have incredible people. They've been protecting us for a long time. I mean, we are here and I feel very safe being in this room. These are great people. We can't take their dignity away, we have to let them be able to do what they do better than anybody else. So, I think we have to look at it that way. We have to -- we have to be very, very careful. Police are so afraid today that they do something slightly wrong -- slightly wrong and their pensions gone, their jobs gone, who knows what happens.  182915 Their life is ruined, their wife or their husband will leave, the whole thing, it's a very scary thing to do and then you look at safety. I mean, you look at that horrible human being that shot these two police cold, blank right next -- just a disgusting, and then ran off. You look at that. This is a very tough job, and it's a very unsafe job. It's a very dangerous job.  182939 We have to give them back their dignity and we have to give them back respect. These are great people for the most part. There's always going to be a bad apple in your business and my -- no matter what, I mean there's going to be bad apples and we have to weed out the bad apples, but we have to give -- we have to give the police back that -- that strength that they had a short while ago, and that they have in republican cities, frankly, and states,  183006 But you take a look. This is a Democrat problem, George. I know you're a Democrat, but this is largely a Democrat pro-- if you just take a look at the list. Every democrat city -- almost, not all, but a lot of them, certainly in the top 25. Even if you go the top 50 -- almost every city is run by the Democrats. People don't respect our police. GS>> Mr. President -- ? TRUMP>> And they have to respect it. GS>> You promised, for years ago at the Democrat -- at the Republican Convention, "I'm going to restore law and order in this country." 183038 TRUMP>> And I have! Except in Democrat run cities. Look, we have laws. We have to go by the laws. We can't move in the National Guard -- I can call insurrection but there's no reason to ever do that, even in a Portland case. We can't call in the National Guard unless we're requested by a Governor. If a Governor or Mayor is a Democrat and they don't -- like in Portland. We call them constantly. I just spoke to the governor yesterday, because we're giving them relief on the fires. 183105 We're giving them a declar-- an emergency declaration. I said "Governor, let us go in and we'll clean up Portland so fast. In a half an hour, it'll be alright." And she's just torn by it. I don't understand the thinking, but they're torn by it. I have a lot of respect for the governor, frankly, in -- what happened in Minneapolis was pretty amazing. Unfortunately, this went on for a week or week and a half, before he allowed us to bring in the National Guard. 183132 When we brought in the National Guard, everything stopped. The crime was gone. Meaning, the whole thing -- but by that time, a big portion of the city was burned down. I'm talking about Minneapolis. In Seattle, we let them know we're coming in. They took over a big chunk of the city -- 20% of the city. We said, "we're coming in." As soon as we said that, the police department went in and these other people were exhausted. But had we not said "we're going in," -- we were ready to go in. We were going in the following morning.  183202 Wherever you have a Democrat city -- not in all cases -- but if you look at the really troubled cities in our country, they're Democrat run. And that's Biden -- they're weak. They're ineffective.  GS>> Mr. President, you're President for those cities right now. 183217 TRUMP>> I'm President but I can only do what I'm allowed to do, George. I don't need insurrection. I don't need an Insurrection Act to take care of 250 anarchists. We can do that very easily with the National Guard. We proved that in Minneapolis. They came in after -- the city was burning. And the thing I don't really get is that the news media is saying, "no, these are peaceful. These are peaceful." And right over the reporter -- it was a CNN reporter -- right over his shoulder, and you saw that. 183245 Right over his shoulder, the city is burning. It looked like it was Berlin during the war. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen. And he's trying to say -- I don't know why the news media tries to make so light of it. These are not protests. These are far greater than protests.  GS>> We're going to take another quick break.  [BREAK] 183355 GS>> Welcome back to our town meeting with President -- President Trump we're taking questions from Pennsylvania voters who have not made up their minds this election. The next one comes from Fleur Cruschetta(?), she's from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, she has not voted before because she just became a citizen.  TRUMP>> Oh, very good.  183408 Q>> Thank you so much. Hi, Mr President.  TRUMP>> Thank you.  Q>> Hi everyone. My name is Fleur Cruschetta. Sorry if I can't hold my, hold my --  TRUMP>> That's alright. I love what you just did.  Q>> I came in 2006 with my mom, from Domincan republic. Sorry.  183436 TRUMP>>That's alright, and just take your time, that's fine. George has plenty of time I hope right?  GS>> Absolutely.  TRUMP>> Thank you. Did you say your mom? It got cut off.  Q>> We come from Domincan Republic in 2006 to live our American dream. But she forget how to take care of herself.  And she died last month. Sorry.  183506 TRUMP>> Terrible and that's okay. It's okay.  Q>> She have breast cancer but it made metastasis on her brain, bone and lungs. She passed on the 19. One her biggest dream was to become a citizen to vote. And she did, ten days before she died. And I did it, too. She pushed me so hard to do it, and I did it this past 28. I'm here because of her.  183540 She was supposed to be here and ask you, and thank you for the steps you take during this epidemic, you made people closer. We lost our job. But we learn how to love our family. So, I'm saying that from her.  TRUMP>> Very nice.  183602 Q>> Her question for you was, because she wrote this question. What will you do for our immigration system, what would you change to make more people like me and like her to become citizen and vote?  183618 TRUMP>> So, we are doing something with immigration that I think is going to be very strong, because we want people to come in to our country. People like you. And like your mother. And that just shows how vicious the COVID is especially when you have another problem, you have a heart problem or another type of a problem. And it's a it's a very sad story, but we want people to come into our country, we want them to come in, a lot of people but we want them to come in through a legal system through a system that -- they love our country.  183651 They work to come into our country, a merit system. And we're working on something very hard right now and in a very short time we're going to be announcing it. And I think it's gonna have quite an impact. I think it's going to be something that actually will be popular for all. I mean as far as your situation with your mother, that is just devastating because I can imagine how you feel and sounds like a great woman and I'll tell you she, she -- and I can, I'm pretty good with people.  183715 She gave us a great daughter, a great child, what what she's done with you the way you are. The love that you have for your mother I can see that. It's hard. And so many people and they die alone, they die alone because this is such a vicious thing. You can't go there and hold their hand, you can't give them a kiss goodnight. It's a terrible, terrible thing, and hopefully the vaccines are going to be very soon, hopefully.  183740 Did you have COVID? You didn't have it right? You didn't have it? Your mother. We'll have it taken care of. It's going to get taken care of. The vaccines are going to make a big difference. What has made a big difference is remdesivir. We have many things now and things are going to be announced which, which frankly, if you take a look at some of the things we're doing in terms of -- the word wouldn't be cure, but the word would be therapeutically or therapeutics.  183808 We have some incredible things happening, which is so important. And I view that actually in a certain way is more important than the vaccine where you can go into a hospital, and get your mother and give her a transfusion or a shot, and they can get better, get better, much faster. So we have some of those things. And they've been very very successful, but we have others coming out. And in order to get them we had to get the FDA to approve this product these, you know, very sophisticated medicines.  183836 And I guess you could call them a medicine, but we had to get them approved, very quickly and they did it. Dr Hahn, the head of the FDA. Alex Azar, they've really done a fantastic job. I believe, George, that none of this would have happened in another administration. We, and I think you know that. The FDA is approving things at a level that they've never done and it's speed with which they've never acted before.  183901 GS>> The question is, is it being done safely? We've got to take another break.  TRUMP>> Well, we're going to make sure it is.  GS>> We'll be right back.  [BREAK] 184040 GS>> Welcome back to our town meeting. We have time for one final question. It comes from Ashley West of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.  184047 Q>> Hi, Mr. Trump. TRUMP>> Hi, Ashley.  Q>> [fumbling with mask] Sorry. My question is: what has been the most difficult part of your presidency and what have you learned from it?  184057 TRUMP>> So I think, without question, I would say -- because things were going so well -- I think I'd have to say the whole COVID, theChina virus, as I call it, because it comes from China, so I think it's a much more accurate term. But it's -- it's been very difficult. It's been so sad. As an example, talking to you about your mother. It's just -- it's just such a sad situation. Yeah, we're getting there. We will get there. We're going to -- it's going to happen, but it's been a very difficult -- nobody's seen anything like this, probably since 1917. That's a long time ago. 184132 GS>> What did you learn from it? TRUMP>> I learned that life is very fragile. I knew people that were powerful people, strong people, good people, and they got knocked out by this, and died. Six people. It was five until about two weeks ago. Now, it's six. But I've learned that life is very fragile because these were strong people and, all of a sudden, they were dead. They were gone. And it wasn't their fault.  184201 It was the fault of a country that could have stopped it. And I made a great trade deal with China, and was a whole --  GS>> But it was their fault (?) TRUMP>> I feel so differently about that deal now. It's a great deal. It was good for the farmers, good for the manufacturers, but I don't view it the same way. It was good for us. But I don't view it the same way, because of the horror of this disease that really could have been stopped at the border. 184225 GS>> Could you have done more to stop it?  TRUMP>> I don't think so.  184229 I think what I did by closing up the country, I think I saved two, maybe two and a half, maybe more than that, lives. I really don't think so. I think we did a very good job. I don't know if that's been recognized. We've made a lot of governors feel good. We've made some reputationally --. we've enhanced their reputation. They didn't have anything, we got them the supplies, we got them the ventilator. We've made a lot of people look good that shouldn't look good to be honest with you. 184254 GS>> We're out of time. Mr. President. Thank you for your time. TRUMP>> Thank you very much.  GS>> Thanks to all the questioners here. Thanks to all of you at home for watching. Have a good night.  ###
A U.S. 8th Fighter Command plane piloted by Captain G.V. Davis attacks Messerschmitt Bf 110 and Bf 109 fighters.
German aircraft attacked by U.S. aircraft on 16th March 1944 in the European Theater during World War II. A U.S. aircraft of 8th Fighter Command is piloted by Captain G.V. Davis of 364th Squadron. The aircraft follows a German Messerschmitt Bf 110 fighter plane. Shows hit on Bf 110. The plane crashes on snow-covered ground. The pilot runs away from the aircraft and flattens himself on the ground. Another strafing pass at the downed aircraft. Shows the strafing of the pilot. A U.S. aircraft attacks a Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter. The Bf 109 attempts to make a belly landing and raises left wing sharply. Location: European Theater. Date: 1944.
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A U.S. 8th Fighter Command plane piloted by 1st Lieutenant R.A. Peterson attacks Messerschmitt Bf 110 planes during World War II.
German aircraft attacked by U.S. aircraft on 16th March 1944 in the European Theater during World War II. A U.S. aircraft of 8th Fighter Command is piloted by 1st Lieutenant R.A. Peterson of 364th Squadron. A U.S. P-61 Black Widow fighter aircraft attacks a German Messerschmitt Bf 110 fighter plane. It chases another Bf 110 fighter. The Bf 110 crash lands on snow-covered ground. Repeat pass made at the downed aircraft. Location: European Theater. Date: 1944.
Various Senatorial campaigns
Various Senatorial campaigns 1) Missouri - Lieberman - Carnahan (Kansas City, Missouri) 2) New Hampshire - Shaheen - Sununu (New Hampshire) 3) Florida - Giuliani - Jeb Bush (Aventura, Florida) 4) Los Angeles - Bill Simon (Los Angeles, California) 5) Oregon - Bill Clinton - Bradbury (Eugene, Oregon) 6) Missouri - Cheney - Talent (Cape Girardeau, Missouri) NNS-Campaign 2002:Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan DATELINE: Kansas City, MO SOURCE: WDAF EMBARGO TO: KMBC, KCTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:10 SQL HANDLE: 3dc18a26004e001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WDAF/FOX/Kansas City, MO DRIVE/DAY: G Thursday INFORMATION: Two democrats are on the campaign trail in Missouri helping to boost the Carnahan senate race. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman and Congressman John Conyers Junior of Michigan joined Senator Jean Carnahan for a meeting with senior citizens in Kansas City Thursday (10/31). Lieberman has recognition as being Al Gore's running mate for the presidency. Conyers is dean of the Congressional Black Caucus. Both democratic leaders commended Carnahan on her position on social security and prescription drugs-- two issues that are important to seniors. Carnahan's opponent, Jim Talent, is getting a little help from vice president Dick Cheney making a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau. SUPERS: Kansas City, MO Sen. Joe Lieberman/(D) Connecticut VIDEO: Close up of people in crowd. (Part of SOT is heard over several shots of people in the crowd) SOT Liebeman "Senator Carnahan's votes to close off debate were to get us to adopt a Department of Homeland Security. You know, we were attacked a year ago in a way we've never been attacked before. The federal government is disorganized in the way it tries to protect the American people from terrorism. That disorganization is dangerous. Those votes that Jean Carnahan cast were to get us to close debate so we could finally get create a Department of Homeland Security to better protect the American people. That's why frankly, what I heard they're saying about Jean in these expensive television ads makes me angry, because it is profoundly untrue, and it is therefore profoundly unfair." Wide shot of people in the room. Close up of Carnahan. Wide shot of the room. Wide shot of Carnahan holding up hands with Lieberman and Conyers. TRT: 1:10 NNS-Campaign 2002:Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign DATELINE: Aventura, FL SOURCE: WSVN EMBARGO TO: WPLG, WFOR, WCSV, WLTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: SouthEast (SE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:51 SQL HANDLE: 3dc14d4d002f001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WSVN/Fox/Miami DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned in south Florida this morning (Thu, 10/31) and will be in the Tampa Bay area this afternoon. With a Miami-Dade fire station as a backdrop in Aventura, Giuliani praised Bush's first term governor and asked the voters of Florida simply, "Why Change." When came time for questions, Haitian immigrant supporters continue to dog Bush with questions about a double standard in the treatment of Haitian and Cuban migrants. Bush acknowledged the difference, pointing out Cubans are an exception under immigration law passed by Congress. But Bush says Haitians should be treated the same as all other migrants. SUPERS: Aventura, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Rudolph Giuliani/Former New York Mayor Gov. Jeb Bush/R-Florida VIDEO: Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "Bill McBride won't tell you but he is going to raise your taxes, and these taxes at a time where we are recovering our state has lead the nation it terms of the amount of jobs that have been created you will slow down the economic recovery and a whole lot of people will be hurt that is not leadership, let me try to describe leadership for you in two words Rudy Giuliani, that is what leadership is about. But Rudy Giuiliani for someone who has a servant's heart and is interested in serving people is a role model." Rudolph Giuliani SOT: "I am here to day and I have the great honor to support a great governor and I have been really proud for all the things that he has accomplished as the governor of Florida. The people of Florida should be proud and you have an affective leader why change. Here we are in a difficult time, you have a great leader he is someone who understands the needs to keep government spending in line with the economy and the budget of this state so you can grow jobs so you can preserve the jobs of the firefighters, the police officers and anyone else so you can create a vital economy. Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "It breaks my heart that people would leave on boat that are unsafe, to risk their life to come to our country, that there is a process in place where they should be immediately interviewed to determined if there is have a well founded fear of persecution and that they should be allowed into the community and if they don't they should be deported. Every person that comes to our country but one which has a separate law the Cuban adjustment act is a completely separate law and I think that is appropriate that you treat Haitians the same way that we treat Jamaican or Chinese or English or anybody else and that the exact same position that I have been advocating in Washington DC." TRT: 01:51 NNS-Campaign 2002:Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury DATELINE: Eugene, OR SOURCE: KOIN EMBARGO TO: KPDX, KATU, KPTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: West (WE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:21 SQL HANDLE: 3dc198bf005c001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KOIN/Portland/CBS DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Former President Bill Clinton was in Oregon Thursday, (10-31) lending his support to U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury. Clinton headlined the rally at the University of Oregon in Eugene for U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury and gubernatorial candidate Ted Kulongoski. Clinton told the crowd that they needed to get out and fight for what they felt was right and most important in that was getting out the vote on Election Day. SUPERS: -Eugene, OR. -Former President Bill Clinton VIDEO: Wide shots of Clinton on stage. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "We have been left with pretty tough hand with changes that have occurred over last two years. That is one of the reasons I came here to say for Ted Kulongoski, this is really important for him but it is more important for you. You really need good strong Governor in Oregon at this point in time." Cutaways of audience. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "Bill Bradbury, he came out when we got together before I even started running for president. He worked with me to save the salmon. He worked and served you in the legislature and as Secretary of State. He has had a good life and all you know he doesn't have to be doing this. And, he knew when he got into this he was going to have an uphill battle." TRT: 1:21 NNS-Campaign 2002:Cheney Campaigns For Talent Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Cheney Campaigns For Talent DATELINE: Cape Girardeau, MO SOURCE: KTVI EMBARGO TO: KMOV, KDNL RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: SIL/SOT DURATION: 01:16 SQL HANDLE: 3dc1b66c0072001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KTVI (Fox) St. Louis, MO DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Vice President Dick Cheney campaigned for Republican senate candidate Jim Talent in southeast Missouri today (10/31). Cheney and Talent arrived in Cape Girardeau Thursday to rally G.O.P voters to get out and vote. More than a thousand people filled a hangar at the Cape Girardeau airport. Talent is locked into a close senate race against Democrat Jean Carnahan. Republicans are hoping big name campaigners will help counter the Democratic Party's strong hold in other parts of the state. High power members of the Republican Party have been stumping for the former Congressman all week. President Bush is expected in St. Charles on Monday (11/4). SUPERS: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Vice President Dick Cheney Jim Talent/ (R) Minnesota Senate Candidate Senator Kit Bond/(R) Missouri VIDEO: Cheney shaking peoples' hands, cu Cheney, Talent signing poster. Cheney SOT: "Three years ago you all delivered a tremendous victory for the Bush/Cheney ticket and are one of the main reasons we are in the White House today. And five days from now the voters Missouri are going to elect Jim Talent to the United States Senate." People clapping, Talent talking to people and signing posters, Cheney and Talent arm locked with arms in the air. Talent SOT: "What it does is it really makes you scramble to devote your energy and your time to these events. But no we're continuing to do everything else but everybody's just working around the clock and that's what you should be doing the last week." Sen. Bond SOT: "Having people of national statue come in and say we know Jim Talent and have a great deal of confidence in him really helps and it builds enthusiasm. An awful lot of people came a long way. I've seen people I know from all over southeast Missouri who've come out to join in the rally and get the enthusiasm going." TRT: 1:17
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Various Senatorial campaigns
Various Senatorial campaigns 1) Missouri - Lieberman - Carnahan (Kansas City, Missouri) 2) New Hampshire - Shaheen - Sununu (New Hampshire) 3) Florida - Giuliani - Jeb Bush (Aventura, Florida) 4) Los Angeles - Bill Simon (Los Angeles, California) 5) Oregon - Bill Clinton - Bradbury (Eugene, Oregon) 6) Missouri - Cheney - Talent (Cape Girardeau, Missouri) NNS-Campaign 2002:Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan DATELINE: Kansas City, MO SOURCE: WDAF EMBARGO TO: KMBC, KCTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:10 SQL HANDLE: 3dc18a26004e001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WDAF/FOX/Kansas City, MO DRIVE/DAY: G Thursday INFORMATION: Two democrats are on the campaign trail in Missouri helping to boost the Carnahan senate race. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman and Congressman John Conyers Junior of Michigan joined Senator Jean Carnahan for a meeting with senior citizens in Kansas City Thursday (10/31). Lieberman has recognition as being Al Gore's running mate for the presidency. Conyers is dean of the Congressional Black Caucus. Both democratic leaders commended Carnahan on her position on social security and prescription drugs-- two issues that are important to seniors. Carnahan's opponent, Jim Talent, is getting a little help from vice president Dick Cheney making a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau. SUPERS: Kansas City, MO Sen. Joe Lieberman/(D) Connecticut VIDEO: Close up of people in crowd. (Part of SOT is heard over several shots of people in the crowd) SOT Liebeman "Senator Carnahan's votes to close off debate were to get us to adopt a Department of Homeland Security. You know, we were attacked a year ago in a way we've never been attacked before. The federal government is disorganized in the way it tries to protect the American people from terrorism. That disorganization is dangerous. Those votes that Jean Carnahan cast were to get us to close debate so we could finally get create a Department of Homeland Security to better protect the American people. That's why frankly, what I heard they're saying about Jean in these expensive television ads makes me angry, because it is profoundly untrue, and it is therefore profoundly unfair." Wide shot of people in the room. Close up of Carnahan. Wide shot of the room. Wide shot of Carnahan holding up hands with Lieberman and Conyers. TRT: 1:10 NNS-Campaign 2002:Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign DATELINE: Aventura, FL SOURCE: WSVN EMBARGO TO: WPLG, WFOR, WCSV, WLTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: SouthEast (SE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:51 SQL HANDLE: 3dc14d4d002f001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WSVN/Fox/Miami DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned in south Florida this morning (Thu, 10/31) and will be in the Tampa Bay area this afternoon. With a Miami-Dade fire station as a backdrop in Aventura, Giuliani praised Bush's first term governor and asked the voters of Florida simply, "Why Change." When came time for questions, Haitian immigrant supporters continue to dog Bush with questions about a double standard in the treatment of Haitian and Cuban migrants. Bush acknowledged the difference, pointing out Cubans are an exception under immigration law passed by Congress. But Bush says Haitians should be treated the same as all other migrants. SUPERS: Aventura, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Rudolph Giuliani/Former New York Mayor Gov. Jeb Bush/R-Florida VIDEO: Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "Bill McBride won't tell you but he is going to raise your taxes, and these taxes at a time where we are recovering our state has lead the nation it terms of the amount of jobs that have been created you will slow down the economic recovery and a whole lot of people will be hurt that is not leadership, let me try to describe leadership for you in two words Rudy Giuliani, that is what leadership is about. But Rudy Giuiliani for someone who has a servant's heart and is interested in serving people is a role model." Rudolph Giuliani SOT: "I am here to day and I have the great honor to support a great governor and I have been really proud for all the things that he has accomplished as the governor of Florida. The people of Florida should be proud and you have an affective leader why change. Here we are in a difficult time, you have a great leader he is someone who understands the needs to keep government spending in line with the economy and the budget of this state so you can grow jobs so you can preserve the jobs of the firefighters, the police officers and anyone else so you can create a vital economy. Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "It breaks my heart that people would leave on boat that are unsafe, to risk their life to come to our country, that there is a process in place where they should be immediately interviewed to determined if there is have a well founded fear of persecution and that they should be allowed into the community and if they don't they should be deported. Every person that comes to our country but one which has a separate law the Cuban adjustment act is a completely separate law and I think that is appropriate that you treat Haitians the same way that we treat Jamaican or Chinese or English or anybody else and that the exact same position that I have been advocating in Washington DC." TRT: 01:51 NNS-Campaign 2002:Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury DATELINE: Eugene, OR SOURCE: KOIN EMBARGO TO: KPDX, KATU, KPTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: West (WE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:21 SQL HANDLE: 3dc198bf005c001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KOIN/Portland/CBS DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Former President Bill Clinton was in Oregon Thursday, (10-31) lending his support to U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury. Clinton headlined the rally at the University of Oregon in Eugene for U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury and gubernatorial candidate Ted Kulongoski. Clinton told the crowd that they needed to get out and fight for what they felt was right and most important in that was getting out the vote on Election Day. SUPERS: -Eugene, OR. -Former President Bill Clinton VIDEO: Wide shots of Clinton on stage. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "We have been left with pretty tough hand with changes that have occurred over last two years. That is one of the reasons I came here to say for Ted Kulongoski, this is really important for him but it is more important for you. You really need good strong Governor in Oregon at this point in time." Cutaways of audience. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "Bill Bradbury, he came out when we got together before I even started running for president. He worked with me to save the salmon. He worked and served you in the legislature and as Secretary of State. He has had a good life and all you know he doesn't have to be doing this. And, he knew when he got into this he was going to have an uphill battle." TRT: 1:21 NNS-Campaign 2002:Cheney Campaigns For Talent Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Cheney Campaigns For Talent DATELINE: Cape Girardeau, MO SOURCE: KTVI EMBARGO TO: KMOV, KDNL RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: SIL/SOT DURATION: 01:16 SQL HANDLE: 3dc1b66c0072001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KTVI (Fox) St. Louis, MO DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Vice President Dick Cheney campaigned for Republican senate candidate Jim Talent in southeast Missouri today (10/31). Cheney and Talent arrived in Cape Girardeau Thursday to rally G.O.P voters to get out and vote. More than a thousand people filled a hangar at the Cape Girardeau airport. Talent is locked into a close senate race against Democrat Jean Carnahan. Republicans are hoping big name campaigners will help counter the Democratic Party's strong hold in other parts of the state. High power members of the Republican Party have been stumping for the former Congressman all week. President Bush is expected in St. Charles on Monday (11/4). SUPERS: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Vice President Dick Cheney Jim Talent/ (R) Minnesota Senate Candidate Senator Kit Bond/(R) Missouri VIDEO: Cheney shaking peoples' hands, cu Cheney, Talent signing poster. Cheney SOT: "Three years ago you all delivered a tremendous victory for the Bush/Cheney ticket and are one of the main reasons we are in the White House today. And five days from now the voters Missouri are going to elect Jim Talent to the United States Senate." People clapping, Talent talking to people and signing posters, Cheney and Talent arm locked with arms in the air. Talent SOT: "What it does is it really makes you scramble to devote your energy and your time to these events. But no we're continuing to do everything else but everybody's just working around the clock and that's what you should be doing the last week." Sen. Bond SOT: "Having people of national statue come in and say we know Jim Talent and have a great deal of confidence in him really helps and it builds enthusiasm. An awful lot of people came a long way. I've seen people I know from all over southeast Missouri who've come out to join in the rally and get the enthusiasm going." TRT: 1:17
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A U.S. 8th Fighter Command plane piloted by Captain C.G. Johnson attacks a Messerschmitt Bf 110 fighter aircraft.
A German aircraft is attacked by a U.S. aircraft on 28th March 1944 in the European Theater during World War II. A U.S. aircraft of 8th Fighter Command is piloted by Captain C.G. Johnson of 354th Squadron. The aircraft makes a low pass over an airfield. It strafes an open hangar and a German Messerschmitt Bf 110 fighter aircraft. Location: European Theater. Date: 1944.
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Various Senatorial campaigns 1) Missouri - Lieberman - Carnahan (Kansas City, Missouri) 2) New Hampshire - Shaheen - Sununu (New Hampshire) 3) Florida - Giuliani - Jeb Bush (Aventura, Florida) 4) Los Angeles - Bill Simon (Los Angeles, California) 5) Oregon - Bill Clinton - Bradbury (Eugene, Oregon) 6) Missouri - Cheney - Talent (Cape Girardeau, Missouri) NNS-Campaign 2002:Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Lieberman Campaigns for Carnahan DATELINE: Kansas City, MO SOURCE: WDAF EMBARGO TO: KMBC, KCTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:10 SQL HANDLE: 3dc18a26004e001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WDAF/FOX/Kansas City, MO DRIVE/DAY: G Thursday INFORMATION: Two democrats are on the campaign trail in Missouri helping to boost the Carnahan senate race. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman and Congressman John Conyers Junior of Michigan joined Senator Jean Carnahan for a meeting with senior citizens in Kansas City Thursday (10/31). Lieberman has recognition as being Al Gore's running mate for the presidency. Conyers is dean of the Congressional Black Caucus. Both democratic leaders commended Carnahan on her position on social security and prescription drugs-- two issues that are important to seniors. Carnahan's opponent, Jim Talent, is getting a little help from vice president Dick Cheney making a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau. SUPERS: Kansas City, MO Sen. Joe Lieberman/(D) Connecticut VIDEO: Close up of people in crowd. (Part of SOT is heard over several shots of people in the crowd) SOT Liebeman "Senator Carnahan's votes to close off debate were to get us to adopt a Department of Homeland Security. You know, we were attacked a year ago in a way we've never been attacked before. The federal government is disorganized in the way it tries to protect the American people from terrorism. That disorganization is dangerous. Those votes that Jean Carnahan cast were to get us to close debate so we could finally get create a Department of Homeland Security to better protect the American people. That's why frankly, what I heard they're saying about Jean in these expensive television ads makes me angry, because it is profoundly untrue, and it is therefore profoundly unfair." Wide shot of people in the room. Close up of Carnahan. Wide shot of the room. Wide shot of Carnahan holding up hands with Lieberman and Conyers. TRT: 1:10 NNS-Campaign 2002:Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Giuliani and Jeb Bush Campaign DATELINE: Aventura, FL SOURCE: WSVN EMBARGO TO: WPLG, WFOR, WCSV, WLTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: SouthEast (SE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:51 SQL HANDLE: 3dc14d4d002f001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: WSVN/Fox/Miami DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Governor Jeb Bush and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani campaigned in south Florida this morning (Thu, 10/31) and will be in the Tampa Bay area this afternoon. With a Miami-Dade fire station as a backdrop in Aventura, Giuliani praised Bush's first term governor and asked the voters of Florida simply, "Why Change." When came time for questions, Haitian immigrant supporters continue to dog Bush with questions about a double standard in the treatment of Haitian and Cuban migrants. Bush acknowledged the difference, pointing out Cubans are an exception under immigration law passed by Congress. But Bush says Haitians should be treated the same as all other migrants. SUPERS: Aventura, Florida (Miami-Dade County) Rudolph Giuliani/Former New York Mayor Gov. Jeb Bush/R-Florida VIDEO: Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "Bill McBride won't tell you but he is going to raise your taxes, and these taxes at a time where we are recovering our state has lead the nation it terms of the amount of jobs that have been created you will slow down the economic recovery and a whole lot of people will be hurt that is not leadership, let me try to describe leadership for you in two words Rudy Giuliani, that is what leadership is about. But Rudy Giuiliani for someone who has a servant's heart and is interested in serving people is a role model." Rudolph Giuliani SOT: "I am here to day and I have the great honor to support a great governor and I have been really proud for all the things that he has accomplished as the governor of Florida. The people of Florida should be proud and you have an affective leader why change. Here we are in a difficult time, you have a great leader he is someone who understands the needs to keep government spending in line with the economy and the budget of this state so you can grow jobs so you can preserve the jobs of the firefighters, the police officers and anyone else so you can create a vital economy. Gov. Jeb Bush SOT: "It breaks my heart that people would leave on boat that are unsafe, to risk their life to come to our country, that there is a process in place where they should be immediately interviewed to determined if there is have a well founded fear of persecution and that they should be allowed into the community and if they don't they should be deported. Every person that comes to our country but one which has a separate law the Cuban adjustment act is a completely separate law and I think that is appropriate that you treat Haitians the same way that we treat Jamaican or Chinese or English or anybody else and that the exact same position that I have been advocating in Washington DC." TRT: 01:51 NNS-Campaign 2002:Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Pres Clinton Campaigns for Bradbury DATELINE: Eugene, OR SOURCE: KOIN EMBARGO TO: KPDX, KATU, KPTV RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: West (WE) FORMAT: VOSOT DURATION: 01:21 SQL HANDLE: 3dc198bf005c001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KOIN/Portland/CBS DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Former President Bill Clinton was in Oregon Thursday, (10-31) lending his support to U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury. Clinton headlined the rally at the University of Oregon in Eugene for U.S. Senate candidate Bill Bradbury and gubernatorial candidate Ted Kulongoski. Clinton told the crowd that they needed to get out and fight for what they felt was right and most important in that was getting out the vote on Election Day. SUPERS: -Eugene, OR. -Former President Bill Clinton VIDEO: Wide shots of Clinton on stage. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "We have been left with pretty tough hand with changes that have occurred over last two years. That is one of the reasons I came here to say for Ted Kulongoski, this is really important for him but it is more important for you. You really need good strong Governor in Oregon at this point in time." Cutaways of audience. -Former President Bill Clinton SOT "Bill Bradbury, he came out when we got together before I even started running for president. He worked with me to save the salmon. He worked and served you in the legislature and as Secretary of State. He has had a good life and all you know he doesn't have to be doing this. And, he knew when he got into this he was going to have an uphill battle." TRT: 1:21 NNS-Campaign 2002:Cheney Campaigns For Talent Thursday, October 31, 2002 DATE: 2002.10.31 SLUG: Campaign 2002 STORY: Cheney Campaigns For Talent DATELINE: Cape Girardeau, MO SOURCE: KTVI EMBARGO TO: KMOV, KDNL RESTRICTION: CATEGORY: MidWest (MW) FORMAT: SIL/SOT DURATION: 01:16 SQL HANDLE: 3dc1b66c0072001d * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * DATE: Thursday, October 31, 2002 SOURCE: KTVI (Fox) St. Louis, MO DRIVE/DAY: G/Thursday INFORMATION: Vice President Dick Cheney campaigned for Republican senate candidate Jim Talent in southeast Missouri today (10/31). Cheney and Talent arrived in Cape Girardeau Thursday to rally G.O.P voters to get out and vote. More than a thousand people filled a hangar at the Cape Girardeau airport. Talent is locked into a close senate race against Democrat Jean Carnahan. Republicans are hoping big name campaigners will help counter the Democratic Party's strong hold in other parts of the state. High power members of the Republican Party have been stumping for the former Congressman all week. President Bush is expected in St. Charles on Monday (11/4). SUPERS: Cape Girardeau, Missouri Vice President Dick Cheney Jim Talent/ (R) Minnesota Senate Candidate Senator Kit Bond/(R) Missouri VIDEO: Cheney shaking peoples' hands, cu Cheney, Talent signing poster. Cheney SOT: "Three years ago you all delivered a tremendous victory for the Bush/Cheney ticket and are one of the main reasons we are in the White House today. And five days from now the voters Missouri are going to elect Jim Talent to the United States Senate." People clapping, Talent talking to people and signing posters, Cheney and Talent arm locked with arms in the air. Talent SOT: "What it does is it really makes you scramble to devote your energy and your time to these events. But no we're continuing to do everything else but everybody's just working around the clock and that's what you should be doing the last week." Sen. Bond SOT: "Having people of national statue come in and say we know Jim Talent and have a great deal of confidence in him really helps and it builds enthusiasm. An awful lot of people came a long way. I've seen people I know from all over southeast Missouri who've come out to join in the rally and get the enthusiasm going." TRT: 1:17
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AMY KLOBUCHAR RENO NV TOWN HALL REFEED
CORE 3910 AMY KLOBUCHAR RENO NV TOWN HALL FOX POOL 021420 2020 REFEED Just in case anyone starts hearing these in her stump speeches, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has two more editorial board endorsements to add to her list. These additions include a weekly Las Vegas publication co-endorsement with Joe Biden, her second co-endorsement. And she also adds an endorsement from a Bay Area editorial board in California. The Mercury News and East Bay Times had one interesting graph, saying that Californians need to look beyond their state's issues and needs when they vote Super Tuesday, and think about the gains in the rust belt come November. "She may be too centrist for some voters in our deep blue state. But she understands California's issues, especially related to technology, better than many of our own elected leaders. Besides, California Democrats and independents participating in the March 3 primary would be wise to remember that their politics are not shared across the nation. the Golden State will not be a critical factor in the November general election. That race will be decided in swing states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Which is one of the reasons Klobuchar stands out. She has proven that she can appeal to voters in a purple state," the editorial board wrote. My own note, some articles written about her NH surprise, note her editorial board endorsements as evidence to voters that she can be considered "establishment." Here is her current list of editorial board endorsements by order of when they were announced, and the states they are from: 1. The Quad City Times <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fqctimes.com%2Fopinion%2Feditorial%2Feditorial-klobuchar-is-the-one%2Farticle_e055172a-bda2-5cce-8899-82f41f807a52.html&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998079339&sdata=j8lIWk5NACGQ32E3mbyOfmVQ8xoSzZaXuqkZGYyYyY0%3D&reserved=0> (Iowa) 2. New York Times <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2Finteractive%2F2020%2F01%2F19%2Fopinion%2Famy-klobuchar-elizabeth-warren-nytimes-endorsement&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998079339&sdata=AnX2qEdfiSUkLdqx4wBzeBm3UBzF6VH7zgQ8JHSYYVM%3D&reserved=0> (joint endorsement with Warren) 3. The Union Leader <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.unionleader.com%2Fopinion%2Feditorials%2Feditorial-amy-klobuchar-can-win%2Farticle_8df3186b-b37f-582a-a676-1307e63dc98c.html&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998089327&sdata=5aNhgxQ%2FLsnmzy%2BXYzJP5HDMhnDO5O6O9M3xJTnhHcQ%3D&reserved=0> (statewide NH) 4. The Keene Sentinel <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.sentinelsource.com%2Fopinion%2Feditorial%2Fopinion-amy-klobuchar-is-the-democrats-best-choice-to-move%2Farticle_53ae43d1-d377-50be-85dd-b3ba916cb3ce.html&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998089327&sdata=Z92Z5he%2F7%2BNdv4F67%2BMIxCnMYjT9PLVrYoEt4vPOr3Q%3D&reserved=0> (New Hampshire) 5. The Iowa City Press-Citizen <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.press-citizen.com%2Fstory%2Fopinion%2Feditorials%2F2020%2F01%2F31%2Famy-klobuchar-iowa-caucus-2020-endorse-press-citizen-editorial-board%2F4612545002%2F&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998099320&sdata=MQWhVo2fS7hQfV7mmeizYotxElfu64SASBzQ6CQsqjI%3D&reserved=0> (Iowa) 6. Fosters.com/seacoastonline.com <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fosters.com%2Fnews%2F20200131%2Four-endorsement-amy-klobuchar-can-unite-america&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998099320&sdata=fz9Ojxf1wt2Nll3x9i4a4bUSeb4Jmx%2FbJwMmZ2Bag8Y%3D&reserved=0> (New Hampshire) 7. Las Vegas Weekly <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flasvegasweekly.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2Ffeb%2F13%2Four-2020-nevada-caucus-endorsement-amy-klobuchar-a%2F&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998109319&sdata=6xbefqpAep1CrXBpwWlpjCR0XCvLaF5qfW%2FpYiPmwuc%3D&reserved=0> (Nevada weekly newspaper, joint endorsement with Biden) 8. Mercury News and East Bay Times <https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mercurynews.com%2F2020%2F02%2F14%2Feditorial-vote-for-amy-klobuchar-in-march-3-california-primary%2F&data=02%7C01%7CMatthew.X.Johnson.-ND%40abc.com%7Cc0dd3c59063b4445517708d7b1a21232%7C56b731a8a2ac4c32bf6b616810e913c6%7C1%7C0%7C637173181998119319&sdata=053ALsp0OIBbIcBlFV0vl8tLyAgwXI0fynCYmS89hYw%3D&reserved=0> (Mercury News serves San Jose, East Bay Times serves Contra Cost and Alameda counties) LU 1 AMY KLOBUCHAR RENO NV TOWN HALL FOX POOL 021420 2020 CORE 3910 AMY KLOBUCHAR RENO NV TOWN HALL FOX POOL 021420 2020 REFEED CORE 3910 TRINT: [19:10:39] Amazing. Beautiful day. I'm so excited to be back in battle. I remember when I did that event, I thought to call at the bookstore and we just had a day that day. [19:10:59] And so I'm excited to be back in northern Japan. We were just in Las Vegas last night and I could tell you I did there little for him. So how did you vote? Which is very important to remain the president on Iran. Today is a day important event with the Hispanic community. And I did our own town hall, which ended at about 2:00 a.m. Washington time. So we just going to be here and be everywhere in your state. I can't think of a better way to take this off in Reno. [19:11:52] Herberg. [19:11:56] Chair. [19:11:58] Thank you so much to the Assemblywoman, Teresa, and all the work they are doing in the legislature. [19:12:05] I'm talking with. [19:12:15] Who, of course, is a former CIA director, Good friends of my friend boy in Sarcozy, land camera in Minnesota for the same job. I'll tell you what I can to this could be an agriculture committee, in part because I want to focus on world issues, because a lot of times people don't realize the rural poverty we have out there. That's just about the farm bill. It is also an economic issue in our rural communities. And I can tell you as president, I want a specific focus on rural America that. Here, the former Nevada state senator, as best he wanted to see George, the Boys and Girls Club here, there for a happy orbit, but we know to. Been talking about issues, right? Politics. [19:13:28] But I think it is on us to say one thing, since it's Valentine's Day, I'd go around this country when I meet with our five Democrat base, but also with independents and moderate Republicans to buy time. [19:13:44] By the way, be a big part of the solution. [19:13:51] I find that they may not agree with everything we say on the debate stage. [19:13:57] I don't agree with everything they say, but when everyone does agree on this, that this election is going to be an economic shock. We'll get to some of that. But it is also going to be a decent paycheck. [19:14:19] Our Navy veteran standing right here is also going to be a patriot is a jack. [19:14:30] One thing people love, and this is a Valentine's that the heart of America is so much bigger than the heart of the guy. [19:14:42] The White House. [19:14:51] Think about this patriotism, decency check. I think that some of the people out there, including in your own state, that maybe stayed home in 2016. I know I will put a P.S. for Nevada. You guys were superstars. [19:15:07] I showed the country where I'd like to paint a state blue. You showed them what it's like to win a critical Senate race in 2016 with my incredible friend Catherine Cortez. Just like Minnesota had the wisdom to send one but two women to the U.S.. [19:15:45] Look at what you did with the legislature, your new governor and all the. [19:15:49] And it's like seeing democracy in action. You elected these new people because people were sick and tired of what was going on. They fit the state. They got things done. And then we'll look at the results as their voting rights for this state. Right. The legislature did something about gun safety in this state. [19:16:10] Something about renewable energy. [19:16:13] So I look at all the great things that you did assembly women. They look at this model and I see how we could say take it out to the rest of the country, because when I'm this blue wall tour of the states in the middle of the country, which included Pennsylvania, where I met with carpenters, Michigan dock workers, Wisconsin dairy farmers, Ohio veterans to Iowa, where I spent a lot of time. You've got to count the votes, right? Just. I know you know how things in Reno. [19:16:54] Hey. Then you go from there. I went to, of course, my school. See where I spent a lot of time with heard he had the lowest percentage of any state that she run. And after talking to everyone there, I came up with a good plan that kind of fits him better. And then we are going to build a beautiful blue wall of Democratic votes around the state. [19:17:20] And we're going to make Donald Trump pay for. When I talk about people that I met in this great country, I think about that was a delayed reaction to that. [19:17:41] Very fine out. Thank you. OK, so. So when I think about this great country, I think about people. My first glimmer of this was actually a guy who was a cattle rancher in Minnesota. And he took me on a tour of his cattle ranch, something, you know, a little bit about, northern Nevada on his ATV or dodging all these big cows, which I thought to myself, this is not how I want to die. He went and then we went into his house and he looked at me and he said, you know, we we voted for Trump. And I said, Do you mean you? What do you mean your family, the ranchers? He goes, No, I actually don't like to talk about myself. So I say, we. And he says, oh, we did that. And could we were mad about health care. And he goes. But then I saw him in front of the wall. [19:18:33] And I say, all the wall really has not been built. And he says, no, no, no, no. I mean, the wall. The day after the inauguration, he remembered when President Trump stood in front of the. [19:18:46] That is devoted to those that lost their lives in the line of duty, and it's just a bunch of stars. [19:18:53] They don't have their names on them because they were anonymous. [19:18:59] Give a political partisan speech about the size of his crowd, and that guy remembered that, they said then months and months later, he says the Boy Scout jamboree, and he remember when the president gave a political speech to a group of young people. And it turned out he was a Boy Scout. Explain to how my husband was also a Boy Scout. My husband is one of six brothers and actually his parents had four boys and they wanted a girl. His mom got pregnant. [19:19:33] They in a trailer home for my husband. So he was in 6th grade with triple bunk beds and they were really involved in scouts and five of the six boys actually became Eagle Scouts. [19:19:50] I never like to say which one didn't make it because I don't embarrass my husband. [19:19:58] He's campaigning in Virginia today. We've got here anyway this time I talked about that. [19:20:03] And then he said he'll just never forget that moment. He said that was wrong when truncated speech like. That's what he said. Then I remember this long line of people in New Hampshire, in Conway, in northern New Hampshire. And they're all having these stickers on that. We're sort of happy things I made. Climate change voter I'm a Supreme Court voter. I'm a reproductive rights voter. And I come on this guy and he doesn't have a sticker since you don't have a stickers. Got this brown jacket. And he says that that was the Trump voter. We have a sticker that these people are my neighbors and they don't know. [19:20:52] So we pay any gas, but I'm not doing it again. [19:21:04] Because some of you may know exactly who I'm talking about, because it may be you or you may know someone that you're going to talk to after this event is over or in the coming months about what this means for our country. I just sat to this impeachment trial and it did not end as I thought it should end. [19:21:23] We didn't get the witnesses, which 70 percent of Americans actually thought we should have any witnesses. And as the hours went on, I guess a bleary eyed it would come in. I literally started to look at my colleagues at the air because we were talking about flying bodies. [19:21:42] I thought looks like a founding father, actually. But the other thing I thought about was just what this means. [19:21:50] This idea that this president put his private interests in front of our country's interests. And you think about that and what that means for our country. And you think, by the way, about the acts of courage when that vote happened, when my friend Dan Jones said the state of Alabama in a really hard. [19:22:13] Are you thinking about Mitt Romney? [19:22:24] And then you think about how, as you are now going to be voters rights in this caucus, you're going to be going to your caucuses, you're going to be part of this. [19:22:33] And you think about what that meant. I explain it to other people and I think how you explain it is that it's part of this thing where he always puts himself first. That's what he thinks about. He doesn't think about other people. And as I said in that impeachment hearing, I thought about that old story about Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The story that he was plugged in our country. He got us through a really hard economic time. [19:22:59] And I think about that time when he when he died and they put his body on a train and a train went from Georgia to Washington, D.C., and people spontaneously stood by the tracks to show their respects and the stories. This one guy was standing there and he had his hat in his hands and he was sobbing. And this reporter was there. And he said, Sir, did you know President Roosevelt? [19:23:26] Do you mind me asking? And the guy said, no. I didn't know President Roosevelt, but he knew me, too. [19:23:41] What is missing right now in our country? [19:23:43] This feeling of empathy. This idea that we have a president that can put himself in the shoes of other people in this country. So I can tell you this. If you are struggling right now between paying for childcare for your kids and long term care for your parents, I know you and I will fight for you. And if you are time to decide, you fill your prescription or your refrigerator. I know you and I will fight for you. That is so much of what's missing right now. [19:24:18] And let me tell you my story. So, you know how I got in here and why I am that person. [19:24:27] Sell my grandpa worked fifteen hundred feet underground in the mines up in northern Minnesota. And he never graduated from even middle school because his parents were sick and he was the oldest boy and they had nine brothers and sisters. And he went and he worked down in those mines when he was really young. And back then, it was super dangerous. My grandma, they would all run to the mines every time a siren walked off because they didn't know who had died. Was it their husband? Was it their son? Was it their brother? And, you know, made those mines safer to say, you know, unions. [19:25:07] I say far. [19:25:12] The reason my grandpa got to eventually, after he hoped and brought back the youngest kid who'd been taken to an orphanage, his youngest sister brought her back by our car, got her in Duluth. He was able to save money in a coffee can to send my dad to a two year community college. [19:25:32] And I know you have a community college. I've actually been there before. I'm right here, right near here in Turkey. And that community college for my dad was his lifeline. He got that two year degree and he ended up then graduating from the University of Minnesota with a four year degree. And then he became a journalist for his whole life. He covered sports. He covered the Vikings. He wrote a book for anyone that is a sports fan that is sadly still relevant today. [19:26:06] In the early 80s, called The World the Vikings Ever Win the Super Bowl? So I am. [19:26:19] Right. As you are, his story of sports at the Lakers were originally from Minneapolis. And that's why they were called the Lakers. And then they moved. That kind of took a turn. Yeah, exactly. OK, well, we'll talk about sports later. [19:26:37] We'll keep you on my life story, which is equally exciting. So my grandma and grandpa, they were actually immigrants themselves. Both of them came from Switzerland. My grandpa was stopped at Ellis Island and found he had a code on Swiss immigrants. [19:26:57] Don't even ask. He found some way to get through Canada and lived as a legal alien for years and years and years. It's his story where he gets a laugh and he. It's so weird. Yeah, but it does show you right now if we think about immigration reform, I'm sure you would about become a citizen today because he made that up so he could get there. [19:27:20] He said he was going to Canada and he stayed there for one week and then he came through Michigan and he met my grandma. Then then the spread of the story goes anyway. So what happens is my mom decides she was the teacher. They have no money. She lives to Minnesota. She teaches second grade until she was 70 years. [19:27:42] I have an iron ore miner as a daughter of a teacher and a newspaper man. [19:27:49] As the first woman elected to the US Senate from the state of Minnesota. [19:28:12] You live in a country sharing dreams that no matter where you come from, what you know, or the color of your skin or where you worship or who you love. [19:28:23] That you can make it in this country. And so when I think of the Bay State governments run, I think about it. [19:28:30] Well, I think a lot of things, but. [19:28:33] The fact that he is, you know, I'm going to be able to say the Midwest, remember, move all area there. The Midwest is not flyover country to me. I live there. And I'm going to be able to say the people, how he's run up the debt and then take the money and put it to the top. [19:28:51] The people and the workers that you're treating like this is a good Reno analogy, like poker chips and one of your main road casinos. [19:29:04] Poker chips. [19:29:05] They are my friends and neighbors. And then to be able to say, you know, you got 430 million dollars over the course of your life from your dad and your family. [19:29:15] I can tell you this. They can not fit 413 million dollars in a coffee can in the basement. And so that's going to be a very interesting discussion, because the way I look at the world, if you are given opportunity by anyone, whether it be a parent or grandparent, whether it be neighbor or whether it be someone you work with or as a teacher, you go into the world with the sense of entitlement. [19:29:40] You go into the world with a sense of obligation and obligation to live. [19:29:57] Obligation to bring people with you instead of pushing them away. So that is what I think is fundamental. When you think of a lot of love there that may be voted for the and stayed home, that there's a lot of unmet promises from this president and that gets to what we really needs to run up here. And that's an optimistic economic agenda for the people of this country. You fix one hand and I'll start with this, just because it's such important issue here in this area, you cannot really raise a family and be able to function and send your kids to school. You don't have a roof over your head. [19:30:40] So housing issues, when one in five people in the state are having trouble with housing, housing issues are a big thing. [19:30:48] Affordable housing. Right. Making sure that you have places for seniors to live. Some of this, some have senior housing and then that frees up other housing stock and making sure that we have incentives for building housing and then we make it easier for people to afford housing. [19:31:05] I have one of the most expensive housing plans out there. Just because I have a job, when I was in county office, I was able to see how important that is to so many other things and how you literally can trace back to people that have a hard time getting to start life if they don't have a place to live. So I start with that as we look at some of the things that people are going to need. If we're going to have an economic agenda that works for everyone and everything is affordable health care. [19:31:32] If you haven't noticed having a bit of a debate. [19:31:38] Is practically I love the fact that the Affordable Care Act, which of course, is Barack Obama's signature legislation, that that bill, when it first passed, he wasn't that popular. Right. I remember I was part of getting it done. And then what I realized over time, as people realize the good things, that there were still problems. [19:31:59] But when they realized the good things about it, like the preexisting condition protections and keep your kids on the insurance pretty soon, slowly but surely. [19:32:07] And let's look at this practically by why I want to blow it up and start over. The Affordable Care Act is now nearly 10 points more popular than the guy in the White House right now. [19:32:27] Ready to blow this up? [19:32:29] I remember being in a small town grave and a woman came up and she had a stroller and her kid was in there. [19:32:35] This little toddler, she said at the height of when they were trying to repeal it. Republicans, she said, this is my son. He has Down syndrome and I would do anything to fight to keep his health care. And then she pauses and says, this is what a preexisting condition looks like. We did that together. Actually, we did that so that when this mother will fight for her kid and she was looking at something to hold onto to keep has health care, we made that political argument because those words, preexisting conditions just don't flip out people's problems. Right. But we make that argument. [19:33:11] So that's what I'm talking about with health care. We've reached a point where we know what we need to do now. We need to bring down premiums. And I think the best way to do that is with the nonprofit public option to compete with the insurance company. [19:33:34] To me, that is preferable than kicking one hundred forty nine million people off their current health insurance in four years. Number two. [19:33:42] Number two, we need to take on the pharmaceutical company. Oh, Washington. [19:33:54] Well, they don't know me, and I looked at some of the stuff we have so many people live on too big for this town hall meeting, but they look a bunch of questions back there. And what if there were a number of them about pharmaceutical prices? So let me let me take that on the wall. We need to do here is special. Just, you know, why it's bad. There are two lobbyists for every member of Congress. There are two lobbyists for every member of Congress. They literally think they are in Washington and they probably do, but they do not own me. [19:34:30] I don't know if it's a God. This is what they did. They literally went in. This is before my time. They got written into law provision that said Medicare is not allowed to negotiate cheaper prices for seniors, 45 million people under Medicare. Medicaid can be a. But Medicare cannot. And that's. I drafted a bill and I let it. [19:34:52] Now I have over 30 senators on it. As president, I can get that down to a race that permission. [19:35:06] We should be able to bring in less expensive safe drive from other countries so we can see from our porch. So I. That's why I need a bipartisan bill. [19:35:20] He gets me with Senator McCain and this very much. Now, Senator Grassley, to allow us just to come in 30 and I did an amendment together at midnight once we got 14 Republican votes, I think they were tired and we had to do the same thing so we can actually get this done. And the president can do this herself. I found. 1 3 7 things a person can do herself that. [19:35:49] Are we done without Congress? So let's put a cap on drug prices. [19:35:58] That would be a good thing. And that would bring in 350 billion dollars. That was a question I saw on the deficit. Well, here's one thing we can do. You literally saved 350 billion dollars by putting a cap that's tied to the international wage for drugs. 350 billion dollars in 10 years. That's the kind of money that we're talking about. All right. [19:36:20] And I have other deficit proposals, too, because I actually think it's something we have to talk about next. Thank you. One person who asked the question. [19:36:29] The the other things that we should know about mental health and opioids. In addition, I have a plan, so I'm going to pay for it with that big settlement, we're going to get in front as opio companies. And I think that money, of course, should be going right to people for treatment and their families, particularly in areas that have been hard hit like in Nevada. And I also think that some of that money could go to other forms of addiction, because we know they're still out there, as well as mental health when one in five Americans struggle with mental health. And we got to take the stigma off of that and make sure people get the treatment that they deserve. [19:37:12] For me. The plan is personal. My dad, when I was growing up, struggled with alcoholism. [19:37:22] By the time my husband got married, my dad got his third DWI and the judge then looked at him. They said, you got to choose treatment or jail. And he just treatment. And in his words, he was perceived by grace because of that treatment and his faith and his family as friends. He has now been sober. He is now 91 years old. [19:37:50] And it's a group, so visit him there. [19:37:55] And in his words, about a year and a half ago, it's hard to get a drink around here anyway. So that's my dad. [19:38:03] And then he said actually something else that we need to work on, which is long term care, which is like the elephant that doesn't even fit in this room because we're seeing a doubling of our senior population. Also, it helps people with disabilities. And so here's the deal one. Keep Social Security strong to keep Medicaid strong. But the third thing is finding innovative ways to make it so people can stay in their homes and get Long-Term Care. [19:38:29] We save. Here's a timeline in my dad's case. [19:38:35] He actually got long term care charts, I have no idea why. A few years ago that's going to keep him at this place he loves with 15 other people for about a year and a half more. I know exactly the month it ends. Then after that, we go into his savings. He doesn't have as much as he should because he got married three times. [19:38:53] But we're talking about Valentine's Day. Not really appropriate. And then you go to you go to Medicaid. [19:39:04] And then she can't say where he is now because Medicaid doesn't pay for that. And so then he's Catholic and they kind of told me that they would take him in. So that's his story. His story is actually better than so many other families that didn't get that long term care insurance. That's what I have found, a way, one, to create some easy payment reductions for getting long term care insurance for people that want to do it. And secondly, just making it easier and more cost effective with caregivers tax credit with help for people staying in their home because it's actually so much cheaper for all of us. [19:39:37] If people are able to stay in their homes. So. It's tied to this. And there was a question about community college. [19:39:49] The next thing that's tied to this is connecting our economy with our education system. And I cannot tell you how important that is because I know it's easy to have these bumper sticker solutions like free college for all. I know it sounds really appealing, but if you step back and really look at it, it takes a little longer to explain what's going to work here. Because what we don't want to do is use hard earned taxpayer money to send wealthy kids to college. [19:40:17] I don't think that's the best use of our money. Instead, I step back and I look. OK. [19:40:25] We have have over a million openings for home health care workers. And I would rather use some of that money for jobs like that that aren't as well paid to make sure we've got childcare for those workers in retirement and those kinds of things. So they actually take those jobs because we don't know how we're going to fill those jobs. And a lot of people are going to need long term care workers because we're going to have this aging of our population. We're going to have over a hundred thousand openings for nursing assistants. [19:40:55] Those are 1 and 2 year degrees. Those should be free, in my mind, the community college degrees, doesn't it? That's just not just nursing. All those 110 degrees are the fastest growing jobs right now in our country. We are going to have over 70000 openings for electricians, but we don't know how to fill. And you have got great trades here in the state of Nevada. And, you know, I'm talking about we need apprenticeships. [19:41:19] We need good union jobs. We know we're going to have these jobs. We're going to get this. We're going to have a shortage of sports marketing degrees. Now, I know somebody someone has line. Your kid is getting one. OK. But we are not sure to just sports marketing degrees. We are going to have a shortage of plumbers. And so as we look at this, we need to get that education system to our economy. To me, that means investment in K through 12 big time. [19:41:53] Preschool investments. [19:41:55] That means those YMCA degrees they just met. And then for college, we're gonna have tons of openly support degrees. [19:42:01] So I think you do there if you double the Pell Grants from 6000 to 12000 a year. [19:42:07] They can show. Double double the income level, so they get up to a hundred thousand per family. [19:42:15] You have an income level, you can still get the Pell Grants for your kids. That would allow the money to go where it should to help the people that it should. And so that is my argument when it comes to education. How would I pay for it? I would take the capital gains tax rate. [19:42:30] The market has talked about this for a long time. Closer to their personal income tax rate. One guy in the blue shirt. Thank you. [19:42:43] And then you would still have, of course, incentives for long term investments. But that way that brings in, you know, that over 500 billion dollars. To make I know this whole thing I just told you doesn't fit on a bumper sticker, but it is the best way to do this. [19:42:59] And it's actually not a pipe dream. It's a plan with deadlines and with a way to pay for. [19:43:11] Challenge climate change. And you know very well it's happening in the bath. [19:43:15] It's happening now. It's not happening. [19:43:18] We see those fires that we saw in probably the best example for me, as in your neighbor in North Kelp and Northern California. That video of that dad dragging away from paradise with a neighborhood burning behind him with his little girl in the car and the flames are lapping over the car and you hear him singing to his daughter to calm her down. [19:43:41] That minute of that video really tells it all. And you've seen, by the way, not just the rising sea levels, as we all know from being interior states. It's not just that. It's the weird weather events. It's the high temperatures where you're pointing in it's February. [19:44:01] OK. Yes. [19:44:03] It's a it's what we are what we are seeing right now in the middle of the country is the flooding where you have farmers not being able to plant. You have rising homeowner's insurance. So you have 50 percent. And so we need to make those arguments, not just the arguments that the rising sea levels. Right. We need to make these other arguments for the people in our state. And so I am uniquely qualified to do that. I'm only one of two candidates right now left that is from the middle of the country that's left standing on that debate stage. [19:44:36] And I think it is really important to make those arguments that way. By the way, to say this is the recent one day one. Get back into the international climate change agreement. [19:44:57] Only country not in there now. Nicaragua and Syria I worked in and they got in it's clean power rule, something that had been negotiated over many years through the Obama administration and many of our power companies already believe they can make it. And of course, you are like the Mecca here of solar energy, right. [19:45:19] And the sake of. And you know the possibilities here for that. [19:45:24] Number three, the gas mileage standards are something even in other car companies were on board. This president pushed them back because of his affinity for the oil companies. We know that. [19:45:36] So those things the president can do herself without Congress then sweeping legislation to put a price on carbon and energy efficiency. Now, let me just focus on that, because we're not going to be able to pass this in this state or in any other state in the country if we don't make this bill work for regular people. And if we don't take that, it's going to be trillions of dollars coming in, that that money doesn't go directly back to people to help them with their heating bills, to help them with their cooling bills, to help areas that are going to see that want anything to see more jobs. Right. Maybe some in this state. [19:46:09] Right. But then there are areas of the country. Good to see last jobs point change drops. And we've got to make sure they transition to other jobs. And they've always just have to be green energy jobs. In my plan, they could be manufacturing jobs and the like. And I think about this when we think of the money that's going to come in, not just from my head, not just numbers, but from my heart. I told you, I heard the story, those minds up in northern Minnesota. They would open and close the iron ore. And that makes steel that are open right now because we did something on steel dumping. And that area in northern Minnesota went through good times and bad, just like areas of this state. And in fact, I will never forget driving a Duluth and a big billboard when I was growing up. [19:46:49] So I took it out and it said, last one to leave, turn off the lights. That's what I'm talking about here. So to really get this climate change bill done, we're going to have to have someone that thinks like I do, because otherwise we are not going to be able to get the support. The. And the policy won't work for regular people, because if we do this right, it's going to be a lot of new jobs. It's going to be a lot new technology. [19:47:14] It's an asset that we can sell to the rest of the world. So let's think about climate change that way. I think some other challenges. I want a quick go through that were raised in some of the questions. Immigration reform. I actually see that as part of economy. I see that as part of the openings that we see in our fields and our factories, the small businesses that we see that are started by our immigrant community. You know them right here in this region. And I see this as an economic imperative to get this done. 70 of our. [19:47:51] Fortune 500 companies are headed by people from other countries. [19:47:54] Twenty five percent of our U.S. Nobel laureates, 25 percent were born in other countries. You see the numbers in Nevada for the percentage of Hispanics started businesses. Immigrants don't diminish America. [19:48:07] They are. [19:48:21] Safety now. [19:48:23] Minnesota is a big hunting state, right? And we have a lot of proud gun owners in our state. So I always look at this issue in a different way than some of those other people that ran for office. And I always say, OK, does it hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand? All right. And I look at these things like universal background checks and magazine limits. They don't do that. So having that perspective is what leads you to solutions. [19:48:50] . And right now in our country, because of what happened, that horrendous shooting in Vegas, because of ordinary citizens having to rush in. Right. Rush in and save lives. And then you've got people in Washington that are willing to stand up to the NRA even a little bit. Right. I'm willing to say, OK. Guess what? The majority of Trump voters right now want universal background checks. That was a poll from this summer, the Fox poll, that said that the the majority of hunters want to see universal background checks. [19:49:29] And I know the legislature did some good work on this. But we've got to make sure we do it nationally. And that's how I look at this. [19:49:38] I actually carried the bill to close what's called the boyfriend loophole. That bill is sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk right now. That bill says, is if someone that's a popular thing to raise. Disbandment convicted of domestic abuse that they shouldn't be allowed to go out and get an AK 47. [19:50:04] Well, should that bill in the House. It was part of the Violence Against Women Act and now it is just sitting on his desk along with so many other things, democracy, reform. Right. Getting rid of gerrymandering and making it easier for people to vote. [19:50:23] And one last thing I saw on the cards that I wanted to answer this question was about veterans. And I know how patriotic this state is. I can see it right in this room. I figured that when people sign up to serve, there's never a waiting line. They always go sign up. Yeah. I'm signed up. [19:50:40] Now, why did they get help? And they need a job or they need education or they need health care. There should never be a waiting line in the. [19:51:01] I was out here and I went to Fallyn and I went to a walk. [19:51:06] Did I get that right? Right. Yeah. I thought that bridge with all of that. And I actually met with veterans in those communities. And I think we also have to realize that the needs in rural areas for veterans are different. There's issues of where the V.A. facilities are or having to get vouchers to be able to get in health care and other places. But through that, as we must make that system work better. [19:51:33] And when I got into the Senate is when we had the influx of our brave warriors coming home with things like traumatic brain injuries and there wasn't enough health care. And we had Walter Reed and we made a big investment back. And that was the right thing to do. But we don't sit on our laurels. We know there are huge problems. So I did a veterans roundtable in Carson City. OK. Thank you. There and and we talked about those issues and we have to make sure that we've got the mental health care for our veterans. [19:52:10] We've seen this huge increase to. [19:52:17] Committed to working on these issues as well as a sane foreign policy overall. [19:52:27] The foreign policy which are aligned to renew America's leadership around the world, to repair our alliances with our allies. [19:52:42] Standing with dictators, the third thing the third and yes, the third thing is to renegotiate ourselves back into some of these international agreements. [19:52:56] The. A nuclear agreement. The Russian arms agreements said he precipitously got us out of one of those before. [19:53:05] Thing is to respond appropriately to threats around the world, which means not doing it by tweaking your path will be. [19:53:18] The Taliban, they don't even know that. [19:53:21] I mean, it's just I could go on and the fifth thing is to reassert American values across the world. [19:53:35] Which is return to sanity. [19:53:41] Oh, about one thing, and that is that we have to win big. [19:53:47] We can not just eat pie by a victory for him. I guess we did. That would be sweet. That would be. We want to win big because that is the only way to pass these things, to finally get something done on pharmaceuticals, to finally do something. When it comes to these issues that have literally these challenges, like immigration reform and climate change and Long-Term Care and mental health that have just been sitting on the shelf while he sits there and tweets and complains and blames other people. [19:54:18] Well, that all goes away. OK. Burley's OK. Yeah, but that all goes on. Those things just. Now we know the wall people may have jobs. They're having a lotta trouble paying for stuff. [19:54:32] We need to make that better with shared prosperity. And we need to meet the challenges of our time. And we need to make sure that we have a president that when that president goes on TV, that parents don't feel like they have to meet the volume because they don't want. [19:54:53] Remember, it was a Republican to Democrat. [19:54:56] You remember when you used to watch the president on TV. Even if you didn't vote for that president, even if you didn't agree, even if you maybe yelled at the TV a little bit. [19:55:05] But the point is, you watched out of respect because you wanted to know what that president said because it was part of your civic duty and you wanted to pass that on to your kids and to your grandkids. We need to get back to that time again. [19:55:18] That is what I'm talking about with decency. So to win. [19:55:27] We can't leave any area behind. Right. Certainly not in Nevada currently. Now, those states where want to win those Senate races like Arizona and Colorado. [19:55:44] That is where the winning big is about. [19:55:46] That is how we send Mitch McConnell packing. [19:56:00] Sondra's. [19:56:01] I'm the one of two rap from the Midwest, but I am the one that brings receipts. I have won every race, every place, every time. I have not just wanted by a little bit. I have won in all the rural congressional districts, Republican districts I've won where the steelworkers are in northern Minnesota by huge margins. I have one. Michele Bachmann's district every. [19:56:31] Democratic urban areas. [19:56:33] And in fact, my state already has the highest voter turnout of any state in the country. What I need is a ticket. [19:56:45] Any place, any time back to 4th grade, because those guys are always boasting about everything. So not my thing. And in fact, back then my slogan, which I sense abandoned, was all the way with Amy K.. [19:57:04] That is what I bring to this, and I also bring a track record which will be so good in the general election of working across the aisle and bringing people with me. I have I have passed over 100 bills as the lead Democrat in the gridlock of Washington, D.C.. [19:57:29] Your support? [19:57:30] I know I don't have the biggest bank account. OK. You know that because some other people may get running more ads, but boy, since what happened at that debate stage in New Hampshire? [19:57:43] The next day, we had raised over two million dollars from regular people. We do that every step of the way. [19:57:57] I have exceeded expectations. [19:58:00] I know there were people watching my speech in the blizzard that thought I was going to make it through that speech. I don't know. She's blogging. Have to shut this event down. [19:58:09] It's a blizzard. I was going to make it through the summer, but I wasn't going to make it to the debate stage. And every single time we have exceeded expectations. And today, after a gap, by the way, the endorsement of a boss, Vegas Sun. [19:58:29] I need to do endorsements after that, The New York Times with the Lizabeth. [19:58:35] And we just have the San Jose endorsement, many California. [19:58:45] And I woke up this morning to see the poll in Nevada. [19:58:48] We had gone literally in a few weeks to double digits in the polls. But you really do this, I'm going to need you by my side, because I think, you know, as I said, I don't have the biggest bank. I'm not the tallest candidate on the stage. I love it. Back and forth yesterday between the president and Bloomberg. Anyway, the president said that Bloomberg was 5 foot 4 and then Bloomberg said no. I'm actually taller than that. [19:59:20] There's only one candidate that claimed to be 5 foot for me. And I believe in grassroots politics. I believe in movements and I believe in so many times that the winning candidate on the Democratic side has happened, win. Everyone thought was going to win it first. Right. [19:59:44] Think of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. These are not the people that they thought were going to win. But the people of this country, especially the early states, thought otherwise. They defied the odds. They picked the candidates. That is what's happened in our country's history. Or at least they gave them that room to keep going. That's what you guys have done time and time again. So so I think the color green for a reason. And that's because it's the color of one of my political mentors, Paul W-M. And not everyone knows Paul. [20:00:20] He was a senator from Minnesota. [20:00:23] I would defy the odds. He beat a guy who was super wealthy. No one thought he was going to win. And so what he would do is he would talk really, really fast in his ads and he would say, I only have 30 seconds to go to his wife, my son, and say all this stuff in 30 seconds. He would also run back and forth in the parade really, really, really fast so he could meet everyone. But the last year of his life, when he had taken the brave vote against the war in Iraq, that last year, he was going to win that reelection. [20:00:53] And he died really tragically in a plane crash with his wife and daughter and their staff. And it was just a traumatic, traumatic thing that year. But I must remember my bag here. I had no plan for my reelection political office. Sounds nice. And so I got to spend a lot of time with him. And I got to watch this saying that I will never forget. He would go around in this green bus and that where he had called the stadium and this. And so he has in a lot of pain. And he couldn't run anymore. He could hardly even walk. [20:01:26] So he would stand on the back of the green bus and he would wave. But here's the coolest part in those parades. There would be so many people that he motivated in these green shirts to run around that bus that he did not even notice he wasn't running himself. There was just all this commotion. So I am not asking you to run around the Reno bus right now. What I am asking you to do is run for me. I only have eight days left. I spent two weeks of that past month in those impeachment hearings that were really important. But I was basically voted to my desk that made it harder for those of us that were there. It did, but it was well worth it because we did the right thing. But what I. [20:02:18] The people of New Hampshire did when they stuck through it and they thought about my strength as a candidate. I'm asking you to do that for me. [20:02:25] I'm asking you to go to those caucuses. I'm asking you to vote for me. And mostly with these eight days left, I'm asking you to volunteer or at least call your friend or talk to people at work. Tell them what you heard today, because that is what American democracy is about. Our democracy cannot stand for more. Here's a guy who thinks he can bulldoze through it. Ah, rule of law can not tolerate four more years of a guy who thinks he's above it. And yes. And I say this so strongly in this state, our American dream cannot handle four more years of a president that thinks he can choose. [20:03:05] Cruz lives. So please join our green forces. [20:03:09] Come on board. [20:03:10] We need your help. And I can tell you, if you're on my side, we will win. [20:04:02] We can't sell things, but we can do when they grow up. SFE. OK. I know, but it'll be fine. OK, take this photo. LU 1 TRINT: (TOP CUT OFF) klobs reno.wav [17:44:53] There and in his words, about a year and a half ago, it's hard to get a drink around here anyway. So that's my dad. And then I need to ask you something else. [17:45:04] We need to work on, which is long term care, which is like the elephant that doesn't even fit in this room because we're seeing a doubling of our senior population. Also, it helps people with disabilities. And so here's the deal one. Keep Social Security strong to keep Medicaid strong. But the third thing is finding innovative ways to make it so people can stay in their homes and get Long-Term Care. [17:45:28] Stays with. There's a kind of mine in my dad's case. [17:45:34] He actually got long term care charts. I have no idea why. A few years ago that's going to keep him at this place. He lives with 50 other people for about a year and a half more. I know exactly the month it ends. Then after that, we go into a savings. He doesn't have as much as he should because he got married three times. [17:45:52] But we're going to talk about that Valentine's Day really appropriate. [17:45:58] And then you go to you go to Medicaid and then she can't say where he is now because Medicaid doesn't pay for that. And so then his Catholic eldercare told me that they would take him in. So that's a story. His story is actually better than some other families that didn't get that long term care chart. That's why I found a way, one to create some easy payment reductions for getting long term care insurance for people that want to do it. And secondly, just making it easier and more cost effective with caregivers tax credit with help for people staying in their home because it's actually so much cheaper for all of us. [17:46:36] If people are able to stay in their homes. So we need to make. The next name that it's tied to this and there was a question about community college. [17:46:48] The next thing that's tied to this is connecting our economy with our education system. And I cannot tell you how important that is because I know it's easy to have these bumper sticker solutions like free college for all. I know it sounds really appealing, but if you step back and really look at it, it takes a little longer to explain what's going to work here. Because what we don't want to do is use hard earned taxpayer money to send wealthy kids to college. [17:47:16] I don't think that's the best use of our money. Instead, I step back and say, look, I look at our time. [17:47:23] OK, we have been have over a million openings for home health care workers, and I would rather use some of that money for jobs like that that aren't as well paying to make sure we've got childcare for those workers and retirement and those kinds of things. So they actually take those jobs because we don't know how we're going to fill those jobs. And a lot of people are going to need Long-Term Care Workers because we're going to have this aging of our population. We're going to have over a hundred thousand openings for nursing assistants, those that 1 and 2 year degrees. [17:47:56] Those should be free. In my mind. The community college degrees doesn't the fastest, not just nursing. All those volunteer degrees are the fastest growing jobs right now in our country. We are going to have over 70000 openings for electricians that we don't know how to fill. And you get a great traits here in the state, in Nevada. And, you know, I'm talking about we need apprenticeships. We need good union jobs. We know we're going to have these jobs. We are going to get this. We are going to have a shortage of sports marketing degrees. Now, I know someone someone has won. [17:48:29] Your kid is getting one. OK. Know this, but we are not going to have a shortage of sports marketing degrees. We are going to have a shortage of plumbers. And so as we look at this, we need to get that education system to our economy. To me, that means investment in K through 12 big time. [17:48:52] Preschool investment. [17:48:54] That means those 110 degrees I just mentioned and then for college, we're going to turn to opening some your degrees. [17:49:00] So what I think you do there is you double the Pell Grants from 6000 to 12000 a year. [17:49:06] That would make a huge difference. And then you double you double the income levels. So they get up to a hundred thousand per family. [17:49:14] If you have that income level, you can still get the Pell Grants for your kids. That would allow the money to go where it should to help the people that it should. And so that is my argument when it comes to education. How would I pay for it? I would take the capital gains tax rate. [17:49:29] A lot people have talked about this for a long time, bringing closer to their personal income tax rate. I love this guy. He's like one guy. Thank you, guy in the blue shirt. [17:49:41] Thank you. And then you would still have, of course, incentives for long term investments. [17:49:47] But that way that brings in you that over five billion dollars. So to me, I know this whole thing I just told you doesn't fit on a bumper sticker, but it is the best way to do this. And it's actually not a pipe dream. It's a plan with deadlines and with the way to pay for it. [17:50:09] Next challenge, climate change. And you know very well it's happening in. It's happening now, it's not happening. [17:50:17] We see those fires that we saw in probably the best example for me, as in your neighbor in North Cal and Northern California. That video of that dad driving away from paradise with the neighborhood burning behind him with his little girl in the car and the flames are lapping over the car and you hear him singing to his daughter to calm her down. That minute of that video really tells it all. [17:50:44] And you've seen, by the way, it's not just the rising sea levels, as we all know from being interior states. It's not just that. It's the weird weather events. It's the high temperatures where you're pointing in it's February. [17:51:00] OK. Yes. It's it's what we are what we are seeing right now in the middle of the country is the flooding where you have farmers not being able to plant where you are rising. Homeowners insurance going up 50 percent. And so we need to make those arguments, not just arguments that the rising sea levels. Right. We need to make these other arguments for the people in our state. And so I'm uniquely qualified to do that. I'm only one of two candidates right now left that is from the middle of the country that's left standing on that debate stage. And I think it is really important to make those arguments that way. [17:51:39] By the way, the solutions are solutions one day one. [17:51:44] Get back into the international climate change agreement. Only country not in there now in Nicaragua and Syria weren't in it and they got in, it's. [17:52:04] Clean power rule, something that had been negotiated over many years through the Obama administration and many of our power companies already believe they can make it. And of course, you are like the Mecca here of solar energy right in the state of. [17:52:20] And you know the possibilities here for that. Number three, the gas mileage standards are something even other car companies were on board. [17:52:29] This president pushed him back because of his affinity for the oil companies. We know that's what's going on. So those things the president can do herself without Congress, they're sweeping legislation to put a price on carbon and energy efficiency. Now, let me just focus on that, because we're not going to be able to pass this in this state or in any other state in the country if we don't make this bill work for regular people. [17:52:53] And if we don't take that, it's going to be trillions of dollars coming in, that that money doesn't go directly back to people to help them with their heating bills, to help them with their cooling bills, to help areas that are going to see to what areas are going to see more jobs. Right. Maybe some in this state. Right. But then there are areas of the country going to see less jobs or changing drops. [17:53:14] And we've got to make sure they transition to other jobs. And they don't always just have to be green energy jobs. In my plan, they could be manufacturing jobs in the like. And I think about this when we think of the money that's going to come in, not just from my head, not just numbers, but from my heart. I told you my up a story, those minds up in northern Minnesota. They would open and close the iron ore. And that makes steel there open right now because we did something on steel dumping. And that area in northern Minnesota went through good times and bad, just like areas of this state. And in fact, I will never forget driving. [17:53:46] They had a big billboard when I was growing up. Someone took it out and it said last one to leave, turn off the lights. That's what I'm talking about here. So you really get this climate change bill done. We're going to have to have someone that thinks like I do, because otherwise we are not going to be able to get the support. The IT and the policy won't work for regular people, because if we do this right, it's gonna be a lot new jobs. It's going to be a lot new technology. It's only stuff that we can sell to the rest of the world. [17:54:16] So let's think about climate change that way. I think some other challenges. I want a quick go through that were raised in some of the questions. Immigration reform. I actually see that as part of economy. I see that as part of the openings that we see in our fields and our factories, the small businesses that we see that are started by our immigrant community, you know them right here in this region. And I see this as an economic imperative to get this done. [17:54:46] 70 of our politicians. Fortune 500 companies are headed by people from other countries. Twenty five percent of our US Nobel laureates. [17:54:56] Twenty five percent were born in other countries. You see the numbers in the battle for the percentage of Hispanics started businesses. Immigrants don't diminish America. [17:55:06] They are America. [17:55:20] Safety. Now, Minnesota is a big hunting state, right? And we have a lot of proud gun owners in our state. So I always look at this issue in a different way than some of those other people that run for office and always say, OK. Does this hurt my Uncle Dick in the deer stand? All right. And I look at these things like universal background checks and magazine limits. [17:55:44] They don't do that. So having that perspective is what leads you to solutions. And right now in our country, because of what happened, that horrendous shooting in Vegas, because of ordinary citizens having to rush in. Right. Rush in and save lives. And then you got people in Washington that aren't willing to stand up to the NRA even a little bit. Right. I'm willing to say, OK, guess what? The majority of Trump voters right now want universal background checks. That was a poll from this summer that a FOX poll that said that the the majority of hunters want to see universal background checks. [17:56:28] And I know the legislature did some good work on this. But we've got to make sure we do it nationally. And that's how I look at this. [17:56:37] I actually carried the bill to close what's called the boyfriend loophole. That bill is sitting on Mitch McConnell's desk right now. That bill says, is if someone that's a popular thing to raise. It has been convicted of domestic abuse that they shouldn't be allowed to go out and get an AK 47. [17:57:03] Votes for that bill in the House. [17:57:05] It was part of the Violence Against Women Act and now it is just sitting on his desk along with so many other things democracy, reform, right. Getting rid of gerrymandering and making it easier for people to vote. [17:57:19] Those things are sitting on his desk. [17:57:22] And one last thing I saw on the cards that I want to answer this question was about veterans. And they know how patriotic this state is. I can see it right in this room. I figured that when people sign up to serve, there's never a waiting line. [17:57:37] I always go sign up, yet come sign up in a way that they get home and they need a job or they need education or they need health care. They should never be a waiting line in the. [17:57:59] A year ago, I was out here and I went to Fallyn and I went to like get. [17:58:07] Right. Yeah. I thought that bridge with all that. And I actually met with veterans in those communities. And I think we also have to realize that the needs in rural areas for veterans are different. There's issues of where the V.A. facilities are or having to get vouchers to be able to get in health care and other places. [17:58:29] But through that is we must make that system work better. And when I got into the Senate is when we had the influx of our brave warriors coming home with things like traumatic brain injuries. And there was enough health care. And we had Walter Reed and we made a big investment back then. That was the right thing to do. But we don't sit on our laurels. We know there are huge problems. So I did a veterans roundtable in Carson City. OK, thank you. Thank you. I hope they're good. And and we talked about those issues and we have to make sure that we've got the mental health care for our veterans. [17:59:09] We've seen this huge increase in suicides. [17:59:14] Some of their friends say, I'm really committed to working on these issues as well as a sane foreign policy overall. [17:59:25] Prying eyes of foreign policy, which are aligned to renew America's leadership around the world, to repair our alliances with our allies. [17:59:40] Instead of standing with dictators, the third thing, the third and guess the third thing is to renegotiate ourselves back into some of these international agreements like the. [17:59:58] Every man for Russian arms agreements that he precipitously got us out of one of those. The fourth thing is to respond appropriately to threats around the world, which means not doing it by tweet in your bathrobe at 5. [18:00:18] And can they do when you go even that? [18:00:20] I mean, it's just. I could go on. And the fifth thing is to reassert American values across the world. [18:00:32] Right down the one which is return to sanity and. [18:00:41] Hinges on one thing, and that is that we have to win big. We can not just eke by a victory for him or against the winners. That would be sweet as I would be. [18:00:53] We want to win big because that is the only way to pass these things, to finally get something done on pharmaceuticals, to finally do something. When it comes to these issues that have literally these challenges like immigration reform and climate change and Long-Term Care and mental health that have just been sitting on the shelf while he sits there and tweets and complains and blames other people. [18:01:17] Well, that all goes away, OK. Burley's. Okay. Yeah, but that all goes on. Those things just sits. And we know that while people may have jobs, they're having a lotta trouble paying for stuff. [18:01:31] And we need to make that better with shared prosperity. And we need to meet the challenges of our time and we need to make sure that we have a president that when that person goes on TV that parents don't feel like they have to meet the volume because they don't want. [18:01:51] I know people in this room remembers whether they are Republicans or Democrats. [18:01:55] You remember when you used to watch the president on TV. Even if you didn't vote for that president, even if you didn't agree, even if you maybe yelled at the TV a little bit. [18:02:04] But the point is, you watched out of respect because you wanted to know what that president said because it was part of your civic duty and you wanted to pass that on to your kids and to your grandkids. We need to get back to that time again. That is what I'm talking about with decency. [18:02:20] So the windbag. [18:02:24] And you know, this goes well in Nevada. We can't leave any area behind. Right. Certainly not northern Nevada. Certainly not those states where we want to win those Senate races like Arizona, Colorado. [18:02:41] Safety. [18:02:43] That is where the winning big is about. That is how we send Mitch McConnell packing. [18:02:59] I have gone through this. [18:03:00] I'm the one of two rap from the Midwest, but I am the one that brings receipts. I have won every race, every place, every time. I have not just wanted by a little bit. I have won in all the rural congressional districts, Republican districts. I have won where the steelworkers are in northern Minnesota by huge margins. I have one Michele Bachmann's district. [18:03:30] Democratic urban areas. And in fact, my states already had the highest voter turnout of any state in the country. When I lead the ticket. [18:03:44] Every race, every place, every time back to fourth grade, because those guys are always boasting about everything. So, you know, I got my thing. And in fact, back then, my slogan, which I sense abandoned, was all the way with Amy K.. [18:04:03] That is what I bring to this, and I also bring a track record which will be so good in the general election of working across the aisle and bringing people with me. [18:04:13] I have. [18:04:17] Over 100 bills as the lead Democrat in the gridlock of Washington, D.C.. Asking you for your support, I know I don't have the biggest bank account. [18:04:32] OK. You know that because some other people may be running more ads, but boy, since what happened at that debate stage in New Hampshire? [18:04:42] The next day, we had raised over two million dollars from regular people. No one thought he would do that. [18:04:55] And every step of the way, I have exceeded expectations. I know I tell people watching my speech in the blizzard that I wasn't going to make it through that speech. I don't know, sheepdog and I have to shut this man down. It's a blizzard. They thought I was going to make it through the summer. They thought I wasn't going to make it to the debate stage. And every single time we've exceeded expectations. And today, after a nap. By the way, the endorsement of the Las Vegas Sun. [18:05:26] Along with the name I mentioned, duo endorsements, after that, The New York Times left the Lizabeth. [18:05:34] I doubt that. And we just met the San Jose indorsed man in California. [18:05:43] After all that happened, I woke up this morning to see the ball in Nevada. We had gone literally in a few weeks to double digits in the polls in. [18:05:59] You really do this. [18:06:01] I'm going to need you by my side because I think, you know, as I said, I don't have the biggest bank. I'm not the tallest candidate on the stage. I love it. Back and forth yesterday between the president and Bloomberg, in which the president said that Bloomberg was 5 foot 4 and then Bloomberg said, no. I'm actually taller than that. There's only one candidate that claimed to be 5 foot 4. [18:06:23] That's me. [18:06:30] With me and I believe in grassroots politics, I believe in movements, I believe in so many times that the winning candidate on the Democratic side has not been the one everyone thought was going to win it first. Right. Think of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama. These were not the people that they thought were going to win, but the people of this country, especially the early states, thought otherwise. They defied the odds. They picked the candidates. That is what's happened in our country's history. Or at least they gave them that to keep going. [18:07:04] That's what you guys have done time and time again. So so I think the color green for a reason. And that's because it's a color of one of my political mentors, Paul Wellston. [18:07:15] And not everyone knows, Paul, that he was a senator from Minnesota. [18:07:22] I would defy the odds. He beat a guy who was super wealthy. No one thought he was going to win. And so what he would do is he would talk really, really fast in his ads and he would say, I only have 30 seconds and they don't have as much money. So I say all this stuff in 30 seconds. He would also run back and forth in the parade really, really, really fast so he could meet everyone. But for the last year of his life, when he had taken the brave vote against the war in Iraq, that last year, he was going to win that reelection. And he died really tragically in a plane crash with his wife and daughter and their staff. [18:07:58] And it was just a traumatic, traumatic thing. But that year. But I must remember about back here, I had no opponent for my reelection for local office space. And so I got to spend a lot of time with him and I got to watch this thing that I will never forget. He would go around in this green bus and that where he had told the stadium m._s. And so he was in a lot of pain and he couldn't run anymore. He could hardly even walk. So he would stand on the back of the green bus and he would wave. [18:08:29] But here's the coolest part in those parades. There would be so many people that he'd motivated in these green shirts to run around that bus that he did not even notice he wasn't running himself. [18:08:43] There was just all this motion. So I am not asking you to run around the Reno bus right now. But what I am asking you to do is run for me. I only have eight days left. I spent two weeks of that past month in those impeachment hearings that were really important. But I was basically bolted to my desk. That made it harder for those of us that were there. It did, but it was well worth it because we did the right thing. [18:09:10] That's what I'm. [18:09:17] The people of New Hampshire did when they stuck through it and they thought about my strength as a candidate. I'm asking you to do that for me. I'm asking you to go to those caucuses. I'm asking you to vote for me. And mostly with these eight days left, I'm asking you to volunteer or at least call your friends or talk to people at work. Tell them what you heard today, because that is what American democracy is about. Our democracy cannot stand four more years of a guy who thinks he can bulldoze through it. Ah, rule of law can not tolerate four more years of a guy who thinks he's above it. And yes. [18:09:54] And I say this so strongly in this state, our American dream can not handle four more years of a president that thinks he can choose who lives it. So please join our green forces. Come on board. [18:10:10] We need your help. And I can tell you, if you are on my side, we will win.
German Messerschmitt Bf-110 aircraft attack Allied Ground targets. Allied aircraft shot down by Me-109s and antiaircraft fire
Views from inside German Messerschmitt Bf-110 heavy fighters as they fly and attack Allied ground targets with rockets and cannon fire. German ME-109 fighter in flight. Allied aircraft shot down in flames, seen from distance on the ground. A parachute is seen above one. German antiaircraft guns seen. (World War II period). Location: Germany. Date: 1940.
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