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WASH 5 DONALD TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV C16 061416 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 14:31:54 Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Oh, I love you people. I love Las Vegas! I love this state. And if you ever need a room, I have a very nice building right down the street. You know? Hey, and I have to thank Mr and Mrs. Phil Ruffin, the room is great. We've got people in every room he's got ever here. His restaurant's now are full. This is what took so long. And the worst thing we can do, folks, is we're all together, right? This is a movement. The worst thing we can do is start a rally -- because if there's one empty seat, the press will say, oh the room didn't fill up, Trump isn't doing -- 14:32:34 Outside, you have thousands of people trying to get in. [ cheers ] And, I hate to say it, because I liked them and they work very hard, TSA lets them in. And it's working out so good. I'm not happy about it. But I have to put up with it. But they have, you know, the machines. And they didn't bring enough machines. And I don't know if the great Wayne Newton has that problem when he performs, but I love Wayne. I'll talk about Wayne in a second. But we have to be very careful of that. Because let's say I came out 10 or 15 minutes ago. Even though there are thousands of people outside, all of the conference rooms have people, they have closed circuit television. The whole hotel is packed, filled. You've never had anything like this. And he owns it. So, f I had like three empty seats, they'll say oh this is terrible. 14:33:30 And they are still piling into this room. But I think it's time we begin. Do we agree? Do we agree? [ cheers and applause ] Okay. So we have amazing people here. Amazing friends are here. And it's been going really well. You know, I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries. 14:34:15 So that's more votes than ever received in the primaries in the history of the Republican party. Okay. [ cheers and applause ] We beat a lot of people. 16 people. There were a total of 17 including myself. One after another. Boom. Boom. Boom. It was a beautiful thing to behold. Okay. A beautiful thing. It was a beautiful thing. Yeah. That's great. Just keep filling them in. That's right. Isn't it better that we're starting now. We have to. They're not happy outside but what the heck are we going to do? So it was a beautiful thing to behold. But think of this, so we got almost 14 million votes. We won 36, 37 states, which is -- others won none. People that won none are saying maybe we can get something at the convention. Doesn't work that way, folks. You would have -- because we have, you know, one of the things that we'll say we have by far the most loyal followers. Right. By far. You know, other of the candidates, I mean, take a look at this today. They've never had anything like this where every room is full, every conference room, every restaurant is loaded with people. 14:35:36 I hope you put close circuit in, Phil, they're gonna be so angry. But I think you did. This guy doesn't hold back. Believe me. But so when we get 37 states, when we get 37 states -- [ cheers and applause ] Oh, we love our police. We love our police. Thank you, thank you, officers. Thank you. [ boos ] Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. By the way, how great are our police? Okay. They don't get enough credit. They don't get enough credit. They don't They take abuse. They don't get the credit they deserve. Believe me. So we won 37 states. We won 14 million. 14:36:41 We beat Ronald Reagan, who we love, we beat Richard Nixon, we beat Dwight D. Eisenhower. We beat everybody. We beat bush. We beat the Bushes. We beat the bushes. And by a lot. I don't mean we like edged it. I don't mean, like, you know, I mean by a lot! And now you have a couple of guys that were badly defeated and they're trying to organize maybe, like, a little bit of a delegate revolt. Maybe. Now, number one, you know, Reince Priebus -- you know what that is? Right? RNC. No, he's a good guy. And the Republican National Committee, they put out a statement. They can't do it. It's not legal. You can't do it. You're not allowed to do it. How would you like to have a party where we start it off with 17 or 18 people, actually, including somebody I won't mention, because I'm not looking to embarrass anybody, but it's 18 if you want to include somebody. Okay. 14:37:40 But how would you like to have a party, Wayne, and he's married to a great lawyer. So she understands this better than Wayne but Wayne has a better voice. Right? But how would you like to have a party where myself and others travel the country and worked for a long time. That was shorter than I thought. Because remember, I was supposed to maybe be able to pull it out at the convention and we pulled it out two months before the convention. Do you remember -- do you remember when they said 1237. That's the delegates. 123-- He cannot reach that number. He cannot reach that number. And I kept saying, what's the big deal? And one of the people, who probably hasn't quite given up yet -- one of the people was trying to buy up all the second ballot people, right. And I kept saying let them have them. Because It's expensive to get them. 14:38:40 And, by the way, I spent less money than any other candidate and I ended up in first place and they ended up boom. So now I hear after beating them fair and square. I mean, I beat them fair and square. Actually, a couple of the commentators that are negative people, actually, cause most of them are. But a couple of the commentators that are negative people said whether you like him or you don't, he beat them fair and square. [ cheers ] And then they said he didn't beat them by a little bit. He beat them by a lot. We beat them by a lot. Alright? So how would you like to have a party where somebody goes out and beats them by a lot and wins not only the vote. Largest in the history of the party. Not only wins 37 states and nobody was even, you know, like remotely close. I mean, some of these guys had none. How would you like to have that? A guy it's an all-time record, gets almost 14 million votes over a period of like nine months. 14:39:48 He gets 37 states, he gets tremendous support, he has sold out arenas, no matter where he goes. Yesterday in Houston, people said they have never seen crowds like that. One of the reporters, a good reporter, actually, from NBC, Halie, she just said, but are your crowds as big as they used to be? I said they're bigger. They're bigger. They're actually bigger. No, they're bigger. You had to see Houston, Texas last night. We were in a big arena, held about 5,000 people. That's not a big one for us, but that was biggest one we could get on short notice. And on short notice we had a line that went five abreast forever. And it's the biggest subject in all of Texas. They had helicopters over. They couldn't believe what they were seeing. They've never seen anything like it. And our crowds are bigger. Our enthusiasm is more. A poll came out OAN, a very good poll. Very -- he's actually, they've, it's a very good group of people, a poll OAN came out where I'm statistically even with crooked Hillary. And she is crooked, folks. Believe me. She is crooked. 14:41:01 Hillary Clinton doesn't have, I'll tell you what. Hillary Clinton, and you can say it anyway you want. But she doesn't have the integrity. She doesn't have the integrity to be president. And perhaps equally important, she's got very, very bad judgment. You just look at what she's done. You just look. Okay. So how would you like to be in a party where Trump wins. Where Trump keeps winning. Where Trump has the biggest crowds. Where Trump gets by the way the highest ratings in the history of television. They had a story in Variety -- I don't like to brag, but we have to brag every once in awhile, right? 14:41:47 They had a story in variety where a big headline, big massive headline. And the story was that Trump makes massive profits for cable networks. And networks. But massive. And then it went on to say that records in viewership, they're setting records in advertising. They're making a fortune., What are we getting out of -- we get nothing but maybe. But maybe we're gonna get the presidency. And we're gonna straighten out our country. Okay? We're gonna straighten out our country. [ cheers and applause ] And we'll have Wayne at that inaugural ball, Wayne will be with me, Wayne. Ba, ba, ba. So, so there's a little movement. And I just heard today where it's coming from. It's coming from people that have been badly defeated. 14:42:38 But wouldn't that be funny? Okay. A guy got much less votes, he got no states. Ladies and gentlemen, our nominee is -- I don't think so. I mean, forget about the legality, cause it's not legal. Forget about the fact that the republican national committee put out a statement last night saying it's all made up by the press folks, believe me. By these people right here. It's all made up by the press. [ boos ] Okay? It's all made up. It's a hoax. I'm telling you. These are the most dishonest people. Not all of them. Not all of them. But these are -- this is a story. I watch CNN yesterday. Knowing it can't happen, breaking news, there will be this and that at the convention. Who are they gonna pick? 14:43:28 I beat everybody. But I don't mean beat, I beat the hell out of them. [ cheers and applause ] Right? Beat the hell out of them. And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the republicans could help us a little bit, you know. Okay? Just a little bit. I mean, I have people that are so -- that I've done so much for that frankly we've done a great job for -- all of us. You know, the republican party has increased, the voter turnout. Forget about me. I set the all time record. Guess what? The republican party, in the prairies, is up 70%, right? 14:44:17 I think it's even more. 70, 70% from 4 years ago. 70% more people have voted in the primaries. [ audience interruption ] Is it because of me? Oh say it. A woman -- I'm doing well with women. Go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] Thank you. Believe me, I respect women more than Hillary respects women. I can tell you that. Thank you. They're screaming, it's because of you, Mr. Trump, it's because of you. And you know what? I never brag, they happen to be 100% right. 14:44:58 Alright. We -- you take a look at these states. Couple of the states were up 102% from last year. Okay? From four years ago. 102%, it's unheard of. In the whole world, people talk about it. I mean, some people would have said the republican party is stayed. It's not bad, it's stayed. It's not, you know, a little boring maybe. And maybe the ideas weren't right. Because I don't believe -- let it be boring if the ideas are right. But the ideas weren't right. There wasn't strength on the border, our budgets are way out of whack. Look at this last budget that we approved. The Omnibus budget. You know, Obama is a terrible negotiator. 14:45:40 Iran, Iran beats him. Every country beats him. He draws the line in the sand, they beat him. Everybody beats him. But he's a great negotiator when he has to negotiate against the republicans. And we gotta stop. We gotta stop. We gotta stop. They have to focus on budgets, not focus on me. And they view me as an outsider. I have to tell you a little secret, I shouldn't say it, half of you will leave the room. Should I say it? I used to be the ultimate establishment person. I was a massive giver. I gave a lot of money, to everybody. I even gave to democrats. 14:46:17 I mean, I'm in business, right? I gave to democrats. I gave to republicans. But I gave a lot of money. The RGA, republican governor's association, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I was like establishment. And then one day I said, you know, I'm gonna run. And I announced, and they said, what happened? That's no good. Because I'm not one of them. Because I'm gonna do the right thing. I don't need this folks. I don't need this. I don't need this. [ cheers and applause ] 14:46:48 Phil Ruffin told me this morning, came over, we met. And he's done such an amazing job with this hotel. And his wife is actually much more amazing than him. Alexandra, stand up please. Stand up. She's more amazing than Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And he told me this morning, he said, and he was talking to a group of people. And we're raising money for the republican party. And frankly I like doing it. I went around yesterday I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. 14:47:25 And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. And I'm not getting the kind of support . But they don't tell you though, I actually have a lot of support. But they don't talk to the people that support. Wayne Isah, who's a great guy, congressman. So many of the republicans are so supportive. They don't wanna talk about them. If somebody says something just a little bit off, headline, blaring news, breaking news, you know, they use breaking news every time there's an event there's breaking news. 14:47:52 Then when you have a real breaking news event, nobody takes it seriously. Do you ever notice? Breaking news, Donald Trump got up today and tweeted good morning. [ laughter and applause ] Crazy. It's crazy. But they don't talk about that. But I will say, Phil said to me this morning, and he said to a group. He said, you know Donald Trump didn't need to do this. He's made a fortune. He's done a great job, has a great family, an unbelievable -- Phil, do I have an unbelievable business? Stand up please, this guy knows better than -- stand up, stand up. Did I do a good job? 14:48:29 Built an unbelievable business. And I built an unbelievable business, a great, great business. Some of the greatest assets in the world. No matter where. [ protester ] Who's that guy. Is he a friend or foe? Alright, get him out of here please. Get him out. Get him out. [ boos ] Get him out. Could you let somebody else take his place please? >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! 14:49:13 Alright, thank you very much. These are like love fests. You know, a friend of mine came over to me. ANd he said, very rich guy, very successful guy. Not a great guy, but who cares about that? We need these people to help us negotiate with China and with other countries. But he's a guy that is very successful. And he was at an arena where I had 21 thousand people. And I was speaking. And he said, and he's got a lot of guts. Financial guts I call it, you know, different kind of guts. Like, I have financial guys. When I see what our great military people do, I don't know that I'd have those kind of guts, right? Right? These people are fantastic. And we've gotta take care of our military, take care of our vets. 14:49:52 We have to replenish our military and we have to knock the hell out of ISIS. And knock the hell out of ISIS. But he came up to me, and he was with me at this arena. And he saw -- it was in Dallas. And, 21 thousand people. The Mavericks Arena, packed. Including the whole floor. And he said, could I ask you a question? How long have you prepared for this speech? How the hell do you get out there in front of that many people? I said, that's nothing. Because all the networks are covering it live, just like they are right now. He said, how do you do it? Thank you darling. You're right. She gets it. 14:50:29 You're right. And I said honestly -- and he said, how do you do this? He says -- she understands. But he said, how do you do this? How do you speak in front of that many people? He said you could never do it. I said, it's not hard, because I'm telling you ,there is such love in this room. There is such love in these rooms. I really mean it. I really, really mean it. There is such love in these arenas. We had, in Mobile, Alabama we had 35 thousand people. We started in a hotel ballroom. After about an hour, the hotel called, said we can't handle it. We then moved to the convention center. That holds 10 thousand people. They told us after two hours they can't handle it. We moved to a football stadium in Mobile. We had the most unbelievable time. We had 35 thousand people. 14:51:20 In Oklahoma we have these massive crowds. We have massive crowds everywhere. And it's so easy to do what I'm doing, because it's love. It really is love. I'm doing it for love. I'm doing it for this country. I wanna -- we are so off track. W3e are so off track. So, and I'll tell you something. The safest place -- thank you darling -- the safest place to be in this country is at a Trump rally. Remember that. Remember that. It's the safest place to be. Oh good, all the seats have now filled out. And they still, they just said there's 3,000 people outside. All the seats are now filled out. I'm telling you, I'm telling you, the press, if I had -- I'm telling you, we had to do that. That's why I waited. Is it okay that I waited? Yes. Okay. Now they're all filled out. Filled out all over this building. 14:52:11 I don't know. This guy Ruffin must be making a fortune this morning. I don't know. So, the safest place to be, seriously. And our whole theme is make America great again. But I've -- [ cheers ] -- I've revised it. It's make America great again, it's make America safe again. Safe again. It's make America safe again. And, it's also, we wanna do it for everybody. Not just us. We wanna do it for everybody. We wanna help African Americans who are -- you look at African Americans -- thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, man. [ Trump starts clapping ] 14:53:08 African American youth has a 59% rate of unemployment. Okay folks? 59. And we're letting people pour into our country. We have no idea who the hell they are, where they come from, there's no documentation, there's no paper. They come from hostile countries. They come from countries that are tremendous in terms of terrorism. And we're gonna have big problems. If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. 14:54:10 And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump. And I wasn't the only one to say it. Plenty of people saw it. Than he was at the shooter. So, we gotta change our mindset here, folks. We have to be really tough, really smart, really strong. 14:54:41 You know, in the past, we'd have a war. And we'd be fighting Japan. And they had uniforms, we knew who we'd be fighting. And we'd be fighting Germany. And we'd be fighting others. And we knew who our opponent was. We knew who the enemy was. Today, you don't know who the hell it is. And you are going to have, you are going to have problems the likes of which you've never seen unless Donald Trump becomes your president, believe me. [ cheers and applause ] Believe me. 14:55:24 Thank you. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! Thank you. Now we're gonna bring jobs into our country. And that's gonna solve a lot of problems. It's amazing how jobs can solve a lot of problems. Problems that we think we have, all of a sudden, somebody gets a good job, and you don't have the problems. But we're having our jobs ripped off and being sent to other countries, ripped off by currency manipulation where they're lowering the value of their currency and they're making it impossible for our companies to compete. We're being ripped off at every level. And we have leaders that are so stupid, they have no idea what's happening. 14:56:23 I mean, look at the newspapers today. Apple. Good old Apple. I was waiting for this to happen. They've been having their stuff made in China and now China has turned against them. Now here's the bad news. By my saying that, China's very smart, they're gonna say, boy Trump's picked up this one, we'll let Apple -- I'm doing such a service to Apple by even mention it. Because our word is being broadcast all over the world. And Tim Cook should end us a lot of money for what I'm doing. But China is now ripping off Apple, saying you don't have the right to sell a certain product in China. Because somebody else has the right. And they're ripping them off big league. And right now, Apple doesn't know what to do. But it always happens. But you watch. This'll be a headline -- China -- they're smart. I deal with them, they're very smart. 14:57:18 You can do great with them. I made a lot of money with China. The biggest bank in the world is my tenant, I sell condos like crazy to people in China. The Bank of America building in San Francisco indirectly through China. I mean, so much, so much stuff. I did great with China. And I have great respect for China. I'm not knocking China. And I'm not knocking Mexico. And I'm not knocking Japan. I'm not knocking anybody. I think it's great what they do for themselves. But I am knocking our leadership as being grossly incompetent, they don't know what the hell they're doing. They don't know what they're doing. And every time, in all fairness, China is just one of many. But China is the biggest, and it's the biggest abuser. China's an abuser. They abuse our country. Every time they start doing badly -- do you notice? 14:58:11 They knock out their, their currency a little bit lower, a little bit lower. They're not supposed to be doing that. That's like cheating. You know, it's a way of cheating. Now, we do it very little. Because we don't know how to play. They're like grandmasters. They're like grandmasters. And we're like checker players that don't know how to play. That's, no, that's the difference. But it won't be that way. Karl Icon, guys like Ruffin, guys like so many of my people that have backed my, so many of the people that Phil knows. These are the best business people in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. And you know what? You know what? It's very interesting. We're gonna put it up -- I'm the best. Oh, I'm good. Good. But we have the best. We have the greatest business people. We have the greatest negotiators in the world, you know? 14:59:05 We have the greatest. Andy Beal, who's a big supporter. Andy Beel. Beal Bank in Texas. We have such unbelievable people that are supporting me. And they support me, not cause they like me, although I guess that's a part of it. But they're supporting me, cause they hear me -- you ever hear corporate inversion. We have companies that are leaving this country, taxes are too high, and they have trillions of dollars outside of our country, we can't get it back. We can't get it back. Because we have no leader. You know, we have trillions of dollars right now outside of our country. I think it's 5 trillion, they say it's 2.5 trillion, and I think it's much more. We can't bring it back. The democrats wanna bring it back. The republicans wanna bring it back. Every -- who the hell doesn't wanna bring it back? 14:59:47 It's money that we aren't allowing to come back in because of bureaucracy, it's actually not just taxes. The taxes are crazy, only a maniac would bring it back and pay those. It's crazy, too high. High -- we pay the highest taxes in the world. By the way, I have the biggest tax decrease of any candidate that's run for office, and that's close to 20 people. And Hillary Clinton has the biggest tax increase, and she doesn't even wanna talk about it. In my opinion, her taxes have to be close to 60% to pay for what she's talking about. And she got forced into a corner by crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up. 15:00:28 This guy doesn't give up. Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up. You know, crazy Bernie. He's crazy as a bed bug, but you know, he doesn't quit. He doesn't quit. Gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks. He should continue to go forward. [ cheers and applause ] He should fight to the last end. Well he's waiting for really the FBI to what everybody thinks they're going to do. I mean, I think that's it, right? I think he's sort of saying, look, let's hang in there, because ultimately it's called the FBI convention. And then we'll be the only people and we will have done something like Trump did. I wanna be like Trump. 15:01:23 I wanna be like Trump. But I think he's waiting for the FBI convention. We'll see. We'll see. We'll see if the right thing happens. Everybody knows what the right thing is. I've watched and read and seen and talked to great legal scholars. Not one has said that she should be allowed to run for office. Every person that we know of that's done far less than what she's done, their lives have been destroyed And the press doesn't cover it, because the press is so one sided. CNN, as an example, it's called the Clinton News Network. Clinton News Network. [ boos ] No, it's a joke. 15:02:05 It's a joke. The Clinton News Network. So we'll see what happens. But Bernie is in there and Bernie's fighting, and I don't think he should give up. Does anybody think so? I don't think so. If he gives up, we'll say, Bernie you're a loser, you gave up, we can't do that. No, but we'll see. I mean, he's gotta have something in mind. And I personally maybe think that's what he has in mind. So, we're gonna do things for our country that are gonna be amazing. And they've resonated -- look. One year from Thursday, I ran. And everybody said, June 16th. One year. So it's one year and two days now. One year. [ cheers and applause ] One year. 15:02:47 And a lot of people said, I watched Karl Rove, he said oh he's not gonna urn. I watched Krauthammer, no he won't run. Krauthammer said, he won't run. He won't run because this is the single greatest group of talent perhaps in the history of the republican party. In fact, a month before, I said to my wife, wow, I just -- don't forget, Krauthammer wanted us to go into Iraq and bomb the hell. We've done a great job by doing that, and I was against doing that, folks. I was against it. These guys all wanted to bomb the hell out of Iraq. We've done a great job in doing that. We've totally destabilized the Middle East. What a mess we have, okay? What a total mess we have. And by the way, who takes over Iraq? Iran. 15:03:36 Not only do they make the Iran deal, I used to say that's the great deal I've seen. They gotta $150 billion back. They have the right to go wild with nuclear weapons eventually. They don't to make them, they can buy them. But, you know what? They make great -- and I used to say that's one of the greatest deals I've ever seen. I don't say that anymore. Greatest deal is that for years and years and years, decades and decades, they fought each other. And one went ten feet this way, ten feet that way, ten feet three, four years. Then they rested. Then go again, again, again. Saddam Hussein drops a little gas. Iran complains, you're not supposed to do that. The world goes crazy. And then they rest. 15:04:14 Then again. Okay, this has gone on forever. Then we come in and obliterate one of the two. Obliterate it. And now, what have we done? We have given Iran Iraq. Okay? As sure as you're sitting. Now I've been saying this for a long time. But Iran is essentially controlling Iraq. Iran is now very shortly, they're gonna just walk in. They don't have to fire a shot. And the people running Iraq are so in the pocket of Iran. And why wouldn't they be? Cause they figure, we're gone. You know, we're gone. So Iran is gonna take over Iraq. A lot of people don't know that Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the entire world. A lot of people don't know that. 15:05:00 So look what's happening, look what's happening to Iran. Look what we've done by sheer stupidity. So a lot of these people, they said, bomb, bomb, bomb. And I said, although what did I know? I was in business. Right? I didn't know. A lot people weren't asking me. But I said if you do that, you're gonna destabilize the Middle East. And hence, you have the migration. And hence, you have people going all over the world. Look at the problems in Germany. Look at the crime. I have friends in Germany that for years, they'd say, the greatest country, the greatest country, they love Germany, and now they're saying, we're leaving. They're leaving Germany. Look what they've done to different -- look at Brussels. How beautiful a place was Brussels. And look at what's going on. Look at Paris. Look what's happening in paris. And it's far worse than you people understand. It's far worse than people understand. In fact, there was actually a story that Paris is so, so, so out of control, so dangerous. Look at what's going on. 15:05:57 And we have Hillary Clinton wanting to take in over 500% more than Obama. No, think of it, than Obama, of people that will cause us problems like you will not believe. Not all of them. But look what one man did. One whack job. He's a whacko. Look what one whack job did. One radical Islamic terrorist. And he pledged himself to ISIS. Here's a guy, he's shooting people, and pledging himself to ISIS as he's shooting. Okay? He's calling people and talking about ISIS. ISIS. Look what one man has done to this country. Look what one man has done to the state, the great, great, great state of Florida that I love and Orlando, amazing place. This is one man. 15:06:48 We're letting in millions of people. It doesn't take large amounts. This could be the great Trojan horse. We all know the story of the Trojan horse. But this could be the great story of the Trojan horse. All because we have leadership and weak people like Hillary. She's weak. She's weak. Bernie Sanders said about Hillary Clinton that she can't be president, because she has bad judgement. Okay, she said it, i didn't say it, I would never say a thing like that. [ laughter ] And then I hear her, I hear her saying, you know reading right off, always teleprompters, she goes, Donald Trump, does not have the temperament to be president. 15:07:39 And then the, you know the people back, oh she gave a great speech. Oh, give me a break. Gave a great speech. You think she's the president? Take a look at her, you'd think she's the president? I don't think so. I don't think so. [ boos ] Donald Trump doesn't have the temperment. And I'll tell you something, I started thinking about it. And I was gonna say, I absolutely have a great temperament, and I've done great things. Hey look, I went into television, had "The Apprentice." Great hit. One of the most successful reality shows, right? I did books. Many best sellers. Many. The Art of the Deal's one of the biggest selling, certainly one of the biggest selling book of all time, by far. 15:08:13 So, I did books, tremendous success. Real estate, I have some of the greatest assets in the world. You look at my numbers, very low debt, tremendous everything, okay? I filed over 100 something odd pages. But listen to this, okay, so listen. We have, we have a great study in contrasts. So I started thinking about temperament, and I was gonna share, I do have a good temperment, I do. And then I said to myself, well wait a minute, she's probably right about one thing. I have a very tough temperament. She said, you know, but very controlled. But we need tough temperament today. We can't have this weakness. We can't have weakness. My temperament's tough. My temperament is very solid. I don't lose control. I've been doing this for a long time, folks. You've been watching me for a long time. Do you know, in New York, I want in a massive landslide. Who knows me better than the people of New York? Nobody knows me better. 15:09:07 Nobody. I won in a massive landslide, and we have 3 people. Now, New York knows me better. I've been there for a long time. If I didn't have a good temperment, I couldn't have won New York. They know me -- oh, do I get publicity. Do I get -- they write about me every day, every hour. It's always been this way. I don't know why. I don't know why. They had their debate. So Fox and the debate had 24 million people, it was actually even more than that, but 24 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television. Now, I don't think it was for Jeb, but maybe I'm wrong, okay? 15:09:42 [ laughter ] By the way, Jeb is working on the movement. Just so you understand. I love competition like that. I love it. So, so look, look. Low energy. I didn't say it, you did. Okay. No Jeb is one of the people that's working. But the other one should be obvious to you, but we'll figure that out very easily. Okay ready? So, so, when you look and when you see. And when you see what we have to do, we have to get out there. We have 24 million people. They watch. We have 23. The next two weeks. CNN puts a debate. 23 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television for CNN. Here, CNN covers wars, covers everything, right? So you have the largest audience in the history of cable television, and then a few weeks later -- oh yeah, they do say the debate with Hillary will be, it's gonna blow everything away. 15:10:37 Oh, I look forward to that debate. Oh, do I look forward to that debate. [ cheers and applause ] I look so forward to that debate. But think of this, so CNN a few weeks later has another debate. And they get the largest audience they've ever had. In the history of CNN. You know, that's pretty impressive right? And Variety and the magazines say, the Trump debate drew record ratings, okay. Just like they said the profits. But, here's the thing about the debate. So the debates go on. And a lot of people say, what was the biggest surprise? Well I didn't know myself as a debater, because I never debated. I create jobs, I do deals, I do business, I do this stuff, right? I don't debate. I guess my life is a debate. But I don't debate professionally. 15:11:19 And I hear all these politicians. They're debaters. We debate. Hillary Clinton supposedly said debate her. Give me a break. Will she be allowed to bring the teleprompter onto the debate stage? So, so, so what happens is we start the debates. And I never did it before. And I'm saying, but think of that. I was in 11 debates. And of the 11 debates, I think it was 11. Of the 11 debates, I was on center stage for every single debate. Meaning, you're number one. And of the 11 debates, of the 11 debates, Drudge, fantastic guy, Time magazine, Slate, they do polls. I think I really helped the polling business. I talk about polls. I like polls. 15:12:04 But only if I'm winning. I don't like them otherwise. And we're starting to catch up very rapidly, so. Pretty soon. The polling companies are gonna have their day in the sun pretty soon I think. So here's the story. So, of all of these debates, I think the 7 of them they cover, they have online polls. Hundreds of thousands of people vote. And on every single debate, by every single poll, I won every debate. Which is pretty good. Which is pretty good. You know, I don't know. I think it's pretty good. But we are going to do things that are going to be great. And a lot of people don't want me in, because they don't wanna see strong borders, okay? They don't wanna see strong -- I wanna see strong borders. They don't wanna see me job creating. They don't wanna see what I'm gonna do to help the minories. Because we have problems in this country. 15:12:56 We, I will do more for African Americans than Barack Obama has ever done. And believe me, he's done nothing. He's done nothing. He's done nothing but talk. He's done nothing but talk. And the Hispanics. So I employ thousands of Hispanics. Thank you. Where's Miriam. Where is Miriam. Where is she? Thank you. No, I employ thousands of Hispanics. Where's Miriam? She's shy. She doesn't wanna -- she has been so amazing. Where is -- thank you. Thank you. She goes around and says Donald Trump is gonna do more for Mexicans and Hispanics and I appreciate it. Thank you. 15:13:48 Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you darling. So nice. No, she's been amazing. And she knows. Because I'm gonna bring our jobs back, folks. We're bringing our jobs back. Look at Carrier. They fired everybody. They're moving to mexico. So many companies moving to Mexico. I mean, I have a list that's a mile long. They're moving to Mexico. Firing everybody. Then they make the product, not only in mexico, they make the product, they sell it into the United States, no tax, no nothing. And you know what happens? We're gonna lose a lot more companies. We're gonna lose a lot more companies. 15:14:28 If I'm president, we're not gonna lose anything. We're not gonna lose any companies. We're not gonna lose -- and I say that strongly. Because you know what? These guys don't know. I've been watching this discussion. Because for 7 or 8 years, we have been just, it's been an onslaught. And longer than that. In all fairness to Obama, long before Obama. It was called NAFTA. It was signed by Bill Clinton. And it didn't affect Bill Clinton. But it affected everybody that followed Bill Clinton. And believe me folks, it has been a disaster for this country. When I won New York state and Pennsylvania, when I won Maryland and Connecticut and Rhode Island, and when I won all of these states. And when I won Indiana, thank you Bobby Knight, boy did Bobby Knight help. Boy did Bobby Knight, that was -- Coach Knight. 900 wins. But when I won all of these states, I really got to know -- even New York State. I knew it well. 15:15:22 I knew there were tremendous problems in upstate New York. But I had no idea. When I toured those upstate areas of Albany and Rome. The real Rome, Rome New York. Okay, that's, I call that the real Rome. But, Syracuse. And you see building after building after building empty, falling down. Just a horrible sight. All over. You could buy them, folks, for could buy them for a dollar. And you know what? I'll give you, maybe, some real estate advice. Go out and buy them. And if I win, you're gonna make a hell of a lot of money. Okay? In fact, Phil Ruffin would get up and leave before the speech is over. He's headed to upstate New York right now. No, but it's true. It's true. Building after building -- by the thousands. By the thousands. And I have staticians that work for me. And before I used to speak, when we were in the primary, I'd say give me the information on upstate New York. Give me the information on Long Island. Give me the information on all these places. 15:16:23 Pennsylvania in particular. Look at West Virginia, what they've done to our coal miners. They've destroyed. Hillary Clinton said I'll put the coal miners and the mines out of business. That was not a smart statement. And then she had to go there -- [ boos ] And look at the numbers I've gotten in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And I look -- because we're gonna bring the coal industry. And we're gonna bring every industry. We're gonna bring our energy industry back. We're gonna bring it back. We're gonna bring it back. You know, because of technology, folks. Because of technology, we have learned things, frankly, and we realize that we have wealth that we never knew we had. Over the last six or seven years, there are many forms of technology that have given us an awareness that's unbelievable. What's happened is unbelievable. So we're gonna bring these things back. And we're gonna start paying off our debt. And we're not gonna let our companies, now here's what we're going to do. So Carrier says they're leaving. I would call them and say very nicely, you know my wife gives me a very hard time. 15:17:19 She said, darling, you're president. You cannot call an air conditioning company. I said, that's okay, it's so much fun. It's like a 2 minute call. If I could save 1400 jobs in 2 minutes, let me do it. But I'd call. Meaning, I'd call. Somebody calls. Somebody calls. I got a call. Maybe I should do it, right? And I say very simply, you just fired 1400 people, you're moving to Mexico, enjoy it. Enjoy it. I respect Mexico so much for taking all of our businesses, so much of our business. But let me just tell you. Here is the story. Every air conditioning unit that you make, that you sell across, our now very, very strong border, you will be paying a 35% tax on that unit., If you leave. If you leave. Now our country has been working on this problem for years. 15:18:13 And they did all sorts of deals. Like zero interest loans and we'll give you money. They don't need money. They don't want money. How about the deals where they gave them really cheap money and they left anyway? You know, it's like great. Try collecting. They don't need money. 100% they don't leave. If I talk to them for two minutes. Phil, would you say two minutes or do I need 3? I think in 2. He says 1. Phil said 1 minute. But, in a quick conversation, and we're not gonna move. And they're not gonna be calling lobbyists. 15:18:48 Because, you know, I spent 15 million on my own campaign of my money . Okay, of my money. [ cheers and applause ] And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? 15:19:25 Otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I'll just keep funding my own campaign. I'm okay with that. That's the easy way. I mean, for me, that's the easy way. But hopefully I can continue to go the way we're going. This weekend we raised a lot of money. We've raised a lot of money for the republican party. We'll keep doing it. Cause we do have tremendous support within the party. That I can tell you. We have tremendous support. Okay. So, what's going to happen with Carrier, what's gonna happen with any of them is they're gonna say, uh, we wanna talk about this. Then they're gonna hire a lobbyist. The lobbyists are gonna call. I'll say, I'm not giving you guys anything. Now if they call Hillary, 100%, they have a lobby -- they have a lobbyist in Washington. He's got Hillary Clinton stamped on his forehead. 15:20:04 Okay, it's 100%. With me, it doesn't work that way, okay? With me, it doesn't work that way. Within 24 hours, they would call and say, sir, we're very excited to stay in the United States. We'll stay in Indiana. Or they'll go someplace else. But they're staying in the United States. Now multiply that times thousands. Times thousands and thousands of companies. That's what you're talking about. You're not talking about 100 companies or 10, you're talking about thousands of companies have left. Thousands of companies are being killed by monetary manipulation. Okay? Thousands. We're not gonna let this happen. 15:20:45 Remember this. China -- we have rebuilt China. They have taken so much. We owe China now $1.7 trillion. Think of it. They beat us at every front. They kick the hell out of us. And we owe them money. How about Japan? We owe Japan $1.6 trillion. Now think of that one. They sell the cars, the big boats coming in, the biggest ships you've ever seen. I mean, if Wayne Newton could get one of his big audiences onto one of those ships, you would be very proud. I'm telling you Wayne. Wayne, would you stand up again? Come here. I mean, we love this guy. [ cheers and applause ] We love Wayne. We love our. You know, it's sort of like a weird experience, cause all of my life, I've been watching Wayne Newton. And now I'm performing for him. What the hell is going on over here. And the problem is, I like him better than I like myself. 15:21:47 So anyway. So, so all of this is gonna come back. Now, you have people in both parties that don't like the things I'm saying. Okay? You have people in both parties. But you know, cause I have the smartest people. A lot of people are saying that. That's even showing up. I have the most dedicated people. I have the best people. I have the best people. I have the best people. And they get it. But a lot of people, a lot of people, don't like strong borders. They don't want the wall. We're gonna have the wall, folks. We gotta have the wall. We gotta have the wall. And the wall is gonna stop drug trafficking. It's gonna help with the drugs. You know, the drugs are pouring into our country, and poisoning our youth and others beyond what anybody has any idea. If you look at New Hampshire, which I won. I love New Hampshire, because it was my first victory. It's my first victory. I never ran for office. By the way, am I doing a good job? Am I doing a good job? [ cheers and applause ] Right? I never did this before. But I love New Hampshire. And the people of New Hampshire got together with me, and they said their biggest problem is heroin. 15:22:54 I said Heroin? Just doesn't work with the beautiful trees and streams and lakes. I said heroin? And it turns about to be -- they have a tremendous. And they have it in Massachusetts. And South Carolina. They have it in all of these places. All of these places. And it's pouring across. And three weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump. They've never, ever endorsed a presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] And I asked them and they told me. They said, Mr. Trump, you need the wall. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio, great guy. Tough, right? Sheriff Joe from Arizona -- in fact when I finish this, I'm going to Arizona. I'll be Arizona in a little while doing the same thing with big, big beautiful crowds. But, Sheriff Joe endorsed Donald Trump. Folks, we know what we're doing. Okay? We know what we're doing. We are going to make this country so strong again. We're gonna save your social security. 15:23:57 We're gonna save your second amendment, which Hillary Clinton wants to abolish. Hillary Clinton wants to abolish your second amendment. And I got the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the NRA. One of the earliest endorsements they've ever given. And let me tell you, between Wayne and Chris and all of those people, these are great people. These are people, and it gets lost, it gets lost in the debate. These are people that love our country. Just remember that. These are people that love or country. And you know, I've said before, some people thought it was a harsh statement. But if in Paris where 130 people died, toughest gun laws in the world, by the way. There were no guns on the other side. 15:24:42 These thugs walked in -- probably if there were, if they knew there were, they probably wouldn't have gone in there in the first place, okay. They knew there were no guns. But, toughest gun laws in the world. 130 people died. San Bernardino, 14 people died. Friends, they were friends, they killed the 14 people and so many, so badly injured. And by the way, Paris, the hospitals are still loaded with people. So horrible. And what we had this weekend. If there were a couple of folks, man, woman, had a gun strapped right here, right here, right here. [ cheers and applause ] Or a gun strapped very nicely to the ankle. And this no good, this no good sick, sick perverted, horrible terrorist, terrorist was in there starting the shooting, one of those people would have had those bullets going the other way, folks. It would have been a whole different story. It would have been a whole different story. [ cheers and applause ] 15:25:48 So we're gonna make our nation rich again. We're a poor nation. We lose to everybody. We defend Japan. They don't pay us the right money. They will. They will. You know, the press never says the second. I said, no, no. In a deal, you always have to be prepared to walk. They'll tell you that. You always have to be prepared. Not that you wanna walk, but have to be prepared. So here's Hillary Clinton when she heard about what I said about Japan. He is not being loyal to our allies. We will always stay with our allies. Well now, they're never gonna negotiate. Why would they negotiate? Why? But we have all of these nations that we defend. South Korea. Try buying a television outside of South Korea. Not easy. 15:26:31 I buy thousands and thousands of television sets. Very tough to buy them outside of South Korea, except for Sony which, not doing so well lately, okay? From Japan. But let me just tell you. South Korea, we defend, costs us a fortune. They pay something. But not what they should be saying. Japan, we defend. Billions and billions of dollars. A general gets up, Donald Trump is wrong. He was sent by Obama. Nice looking guy, general. He said, doesn't he understand that Japan pays us 50% of the cost? So he's saying Japan pays us 50% of the cost of their defense. So the press called me up, Mr. Trump, they said that Japan pays 50% of the cost. What do you -- how do you respond? I said, why don't they pay 100%, right? 15:27:22 Right? [ cheers and applause ] Right, right? I mean, we're defending Japan. So we defend Germany. Germany. Think Germany's a rich nation? I wanna tell you, it's a rich nation, but I'll tell you what, gonna have problems with what she did. But regardless, rich nation. Now, we have Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, when the oil prices were high, was making $1 billion a day. We pay rent on our bases. We pay them rent. We defend Saudi Arabia. Now listen. Saudi Arabia, I have a lot of friends from Saudi Arabia. All that stuff, right? But you know what? This is a country that has nothing but money. They have nothing but money. Not strong defense. That if we weren't there, they would've been gone 25 years ago. 15:28:13 Okay? 25 years ago. You remember the incident with Iraq when Iraq went into Kuwait and then they started looking at Saudi Arabia. And the Saudis didn't do so well. And then we had those marines of ours with the stuff under their eyes, and boy that was the end of that. Remember that? People forget these little stories, folks. So we defend Saudi Arabia. They don't pay us nearly what we should be paying. So essentially, we subsidize all of these countries. South Korea, with this guy, call him a maniac, call him whatever you want. Every time he raises his hand or raises his head, we send our ships, our planes, our this. We have 28 thousand soldiers on the line between North and South Korea. They pay us peanuts. 15:28:59 How stupid are we? How stupid are we? A country like Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist for a week. You know, when Iran took over Yemen. They don't want Yemen. They want the border, because it's a huge long border between Saudi -- they want the oil in Saudi Arabia. That's why they fight for Yemen. That's why they're in there fighting. Think of this, we're making a deal with Iran, and we're fighting iran in Yemen, when you make the deal aren't you supposed to sort of solve everything? And Kerry said he didn't wanna bring it up, because he didn't wanna complicate the negotiation. This guy's an idiot. [ boos ] 15:29:34 No, think of it. Yemen, we're fighting them. They're on the other side. We're on one side. We don't know whose side we're on. Cause, you know, we're on the side of the rebels. We have no idea who the rebels are. You ever see all our rebels? Our rebels turn out to be worse than the guys who were there in the first place. We're on the side of the rebels. And then the rebels turn out to be like the worst. But, we're fighting Iran. They're on the other side. And we're fighting, fighting. And he's out there negotiating. And then he goes on a bicycle race, he breaks his leg at 73. And I tell people, I give you my word, I will never enter a bicycle race. I promise. During a major negotiation. 15:30:15 I mean, the guy comes out. He's got a whole thing, with the outfit, the helmet, the whole deal. Right? The helmet. I think he even had the stickers on him, right? I said, what is this guy? He thinks he's in the Tour de France or something. What is he doing? We're in the middle of a very important negotiation that frankly he should have walked away from until we got our prisoners back. And he should have never agreed to give back the $150 billion. But here's the guy in the middle of a negotiation, breaks his leg. And he's out of business. I mean, it, I can't tell you folks. It is -- and I think the reason I have this tremendous support is because, you know what? A lot of it's common sense. 15:30:52 Okay? A lot of it's common sense. It's not even -- it's not even like, you could say he's a great businessman, he -- a lot of it's common sense. 99% of the people in this room would do just as well. I mean, it's like, simple stuff. We're being led by people that don't know what they're doing. Now here's what's gonna happen. So we're gonna start winning again. We're gonna have strong borders, we're gonna have the wall, we're gonna be respected again. We're gonna win with our military, we're gonna knock the hell out of ISIS. We have to do that, folks. That I have to tell you. [ cheers and applause ] Normally I would say, no. But it's gotten to a point and because of the power of weaponry, we have to do that. We really have no choice. So we have to knock the hell out of them. 15:31:33 But our military is totally depleted. You see our old jets, where we're taking parts from old airplane graveyards and museums. We have the planes in the museums and we're using them as our fighters. And other countries have modern fighter jets. This is the United States of America. Can you believe what's happening to us? So we're gonna -- our military's depleted. Horribly depleted. 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 15:31:54 Smaller than it's been in many, many years. And it's probably gotta be bigger right now, cause I don't know if there's ever been much more of a threat than we have right now. So we're gonna build up our military. With the equipment that we want. We're gonna take care of our veterans, because our veterans have been horribly, horribly treated. [ cheers and applause ] We're gonna make great, great trade deals, and we're gonna bring jobs and money back into our country. We're gonna create a border and borders generally that are strong and powerful. We're gonna get rid of common core, and we're gonna bring our education locally. [ cheers and applause ] We're gonna repeal and replace that horror show called Obamacare. 15:32:56 And we are going to save our second amendment. We are going to save it. So folks, you've heard it before and I say it all the time. We don't win anymore. But we're gonna win so much. And I love it. And I'll say it in honor of the people of Las Vegas. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Newton. In honor of Miriam. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And in honor of everybody in all -- look at this place, ooh. [ cheers and applause ] TSA finally came through for us. Look at the corners of those rooms. Look at the corners of those rooms what a beautiful sight. 15:33:44 All over the building. So here's what's going to happen. We're gonna start winning again. We're gonna win with our military. We're gonna win for our vets. We're gonna win on education. We're gonna win on trade. We're gonna win, win, win. We're gonna win so much. And I'll be in the White House. And they'll say -- [ cheers and applause ] -- they'll say, Mr. President, Mr. President sir, we have a problem. Thousands of people from Las Vegas, from Nevada, from Texas where we just left, from all of the states by the thousands, they're calling sir. They can't stand whining so much. They're not used to winning. They want you to take it easy. And I'll say, I'm sorry, folks. I can't do that. Because we are going to make America great. Greater than ever before. Thank you. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. LAS VEGAS, NV - Sending this wider than usual because multiple times in his speech Donald Trump went after Republicans for not lining up to support the billionaire's campaign. > >"And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit, you know. >>I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. (14:47:25) And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. >>And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? On the movement to stop Trump, he pondered who they would put up since he beat all the people that ran adding to do so would be "illegal". "I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries."(14:34:15) Going after President Obama once again for the response to the Orlando shooter, he called the President "pathetic". "If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. (14:54:10) And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump." Trump heads to Phoenix for a rally there - Candace/Bruce/Phelps are there. BACK OF THE BOOK.BERNIE IS A BED BUG. Enjoy this read.. (15:00:25) "Crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up, this guy doesn't give up! Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up! Crazy Bernie, he's crazy as a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit, he doesn't quit. gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks, he should continue to go forward.. he should fight to the last day. Well he's waiting for really, the FBI to do what everybody thinks they're going to do."
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WASH 5 DONALD TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV C16 061416 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 14:31:54 Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Oh, I love you people. I love Las Vegas! I love this state. And if you ever need a room, I have a very nice building right down the street. You know? Hey, and I have to thank Mr and Mrs. Phil Ruffin, the room is great. We've got people in every room he's got ever here. His restaurant's now are full. This is what took so long. And the worst thing we can do, folks, is we're all together, right? This is a movement. The worst thing we can do is start a rally -- because if there's one empty seat, the press will say, oh the room didn't fill up, Trump isn't doing -- 14:32:34 Outside, you have thousands of people trying to get in. [ cheers ] And, I hate to say it, because I liked them and they work very hard, TSA lets them in. And it's working out so good. I'm not happy about it. But I have to put up with it. But they have, you know, the machines. And they didn't bring enough machines. And I don't know if the great Wayne Newton has that problem when he performs, but I love Wayne. I'll talk about Wayne in a second. But we have to be very careful of that. Because let's say I came out 10 or 15 minutes ago. Even though there are thousands of people outside, all of the conference rooms have people, they have closed circuit television. The whole hotel is packed, filled. You've never had anything like this. And he owns it. So, f I had like three empty seats, they'll say oh this is terrible. 14:33:30 And they are still piling into this room. But I think it's time we begin. Do we agree? Do we agree? [ cheers and applause ] Okay. So we have amazing people here. Amazing friends are here. And it's been going really well. You know, I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries. 14:34:15 So that's more votes than ever received in the primaries in the history of the Republican party. Okay. [ cheers and applause ] We beat a lot of people. 16 people. There were a total of 17 including myself. One after another. Boom. Boom. Boom. It was a beautiful thing to behold. Okay. A beautiful thing. It was a beautiful thing. Yeah. That's great. Just keep filling them in. That's right. Isn't it better that we're starting now. We have to. They're not happy outside but what the heck are we going to do? So it was a beautiful thing to behold. But think of this, so we got almost 14 million votes. We won 36, 37 states, which is -- others won none. People that won none are saying maybe we can get something at the convention. Doesn't work that way, folks. You would have -- because we have, you know, one of the things that we'll say we have by far the most loyal followers. Right. By far. You know, other of the candidates, I mean, take a look at this today. They've never had anything like this where every room is full, every conference room, every restaurant is loaded with people. 14:35:36 I hope you put close circuit in, Phil, they're gonna be so angry. But I think you did. This guy doesn't hold back. Believe me. But so when we get 37 states, when we get 37 states -- [ cheers and applause ] Oh, we love our police. We love our police. Thank you, thank you, officers. Thank you. [ boos ] Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. By the way, how great are our police? Okay. They don't get enough credit. They don't get enough credit. They don't They take abuse. They don't get the credit they deserve. Believe me. So we won 37 states. We won 14 million. 14:36:41 We beat Ronald Reagan, who we love, we beat Richard Nixon, we beat Dwight D. Eisenhower. We beat everybody. We beat bush. We beat the Bushes. We beat the bushes. And by a lot. I don't mean we like edged it. I don't mean, like, you know, I mean by a lot! And now you have a couple of guys that were badly defeated and they're trying to organize maybe, like, a little bit of a delegate revolt. Maybe. Now, number one, you know, Reince Priebus -- you know what that is? Right? RNC. No, he's a good guy. And the Republican National Committee, they put out a statement. They can't do it. It's not legal. You can't do it. You're not allowed to do it. How would you like to have a party where we start it off with 17 or 18 people, actually, including somebody I won't mention, because I'm not looking to embarrass anybody, but it's 18 if you want to include somebody. Okay. 14:37:40 But how would you like to have a party, Wayne, and he's married to a great lawyer. So she understands this better than Wayne but Wayne has a better voice. Right? But how would you like to have a party where myself and others travel the country and worked for a long time. That was shorter than I thought. Because remember, I was supposed to maybe be able to pull it out at the convention and we pulled it out two months before the convention. Do you remember -- do you remember when they said 1237. That's the delegates. 123-- He cannot reach that number. He cannot reach that number. And I kept saying, what's the big deal? And one of the people, who probably hasn't quite given up yet -- one of the people was trying to buy up all the second ballot people, right. And I kept saying let them have them. Because It's expensive to get them. 14:38:40 And, by the way, I spent less money than any other candidate and I ended up in first place and they ended up boom. So now I hear after beating them fair and square. I mean, I beat them fair and square. Actually, a couple of the commentators that are negative people, actually, cause most of them are. But a couple of the commentators that are negative people said whether you like him or you don't, he beat them fair and square. [ cheers ] And then they said he didn't beat them by a little bit. He beat them by a lot. We beat them by a lot. Alright? So how would you like to have a party where somebody goes out and beats them by a lot and wins not only the vote. Largest in the history of the party. Not only wins 37 states and nobody was even, you know, like remotely close. I mean, some of these guys had none. How would you like to have that? A guy it's an all-time record, gets almost 14 million votes over a period of like nine months. 14:39:48 He gets 37 states, he gets tremendous support, he has sold out arenas, no matter where he goes. Yesterday in Houston, people said they have never seen crowds like that. One of the reporters, a good reporter, actually, from NBC, Halie, she just said, but are your crowds as big as they used to be? I said they're bigger. They're bigger. They're actually bigger. No, they're bigger. You had to see Houston, Texas last night. We were in a big arena, held about 5,000 people. That's not a big one for us, but that was biggest one we could get on short notice. And on short notice we had a line that went five abreast forever. And it's the biggest subject in all of Texas. They had helicopters over. They couldn't believe what they were seeing. They've never seen anything like it. And our crowds are bigger. Our enthusiasm is more. A poll came out OAN, a very good poll. Very -- he's actually, they've, it's a very good group of people, a poll OAN came out where I'm statistically even with crooked Hillary. And she is crooked, folks. Believe me. She is crooked. 14:41:01 Hillary Clinton doesn't have, I'll tell you what. Hillary Clinton, and you can say it anyway you want. But she doesn't have the integrity. She doesn't have the integrity to be president. And perhaps equally important, she's got very, very bad judgment. You just look at what she's done. You just look. Okay. So how would you like to be in a party where Trump wins. Where Trump keeps winning. Where Trump has the biggest crowds. Where Trump gets by the way the highest ratings in the history of television. They had a story in Variety -- I don't like to brag, but we have to brag every once in awhile, right? 14:41:47 They had a story in variety where a big headline, big massive headline. And the story was that Trump makes massive profits for cable networks. And networks. But massive. And then it went on to say that records in viewership, they're setting records in advertising. They're making a fortune., What are we getting out of -- we get nothing but maybe. But maybe we're gonna get the presidency. And we're gonna straighten out our country. Okay? We're gonna straighten out our country. [ cheers and applause ] And we'll have Wayne at that inaugural ball, Wayne will be with me, Wayne. Ba, ba, ba. So, so there's a little movement. And I just heard today where it's coming from. It's coming from people that have been badly defeated. 14:42:38 But wouldn't that be funny? Okay. A guy got much less votes, he got no states. Ladies and gentlemen, our nominee is -- I don't think so. I mean, forget about the legality, cause it's not legal. Forget about the fact that the republican national committee put out a statement last night saying it's all made up by the press folks, believe me. By these people right here. It's all made up by the press. [ boos ] Okay? It's all made up. It's a hoax. I'm telling you. These are the most dishonest people. Not all of them. Not all of them. But these are -- this is a story. I watch CNN yesterday. Knowing it can't happen, breaking news, there will be this and that at the convention. Who are they gonna pick? 14:43:28 I beat everybody. But I don't mean beat, I beat the hell out of them. [ cheers and applause ] Right? Beat the hell out of them. And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the republicans could help us a little bit, you know. Okay? Just a little bit. I mean, I have people that are so -- that I've done so much for that frankly we've done a great job for -- all of us. You know, the republican party has increased, the voter turnout. Forget about me. I set the all time record. Guess what? The republican party, in the prairies, is up 70%, right? 14:44:17 I think it's even more. 70, 70% from 4 years ago. 70% more people have voted in the primaries. [ audience interruption ] Is it because of me? Oh say it. A woman -- I'm doing well with women. Go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] Thank you. Believe me, I respect women more than Hillary respects women. I can tell you that. Thank you. They're screaming, it's because of you, Mr. Trump, it's because of you. And you know what? I never brag, they happen to be 100% right. 14:44:58 Alright. We -- you take a look at these states. Couple of the states were up 102% from last year. Okay? From four years ago. 102%, it's unheard of. In the whole world, people talk about it. I mean, some people would have said the republican party is stayed. It's not bad, it's stayed. It's not, you know, a little boring maybe. And maybe the ideas weren't right. Because I don't believe -- let it be boring if the ideas are right. But the ideas weren't right. There wasn't strength on the border, our budgets are way out of whack. Look at this last budget that we approved. The Omnibus budget. You know, Obama is a terrible negotiator. 14:45:40 Iran, Iran beats him. Every country beats him. He draws the line in the sand, they beat him. Everybody beats him. But he's a great negotiator when he has to negotiate against the republicans. And we gotta stop. We gotta stop. We gotta stop. They have to focus on budgets, not focus on me. And they view me as an outsider. I have to tell you a little secret, I shouldn't say it, half of you will leave the room. Should I say it? I used to be the ultimate establishment person. I was a massive giver. I gave a lot of money, to everybody. I even gave to democrats. 14:46:17 I mean, I'm in business, right? I gave to democrats. I gave to republicans. But I gave a lot of money. The RGA, republican governor's association, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I was like establishment. And then one day I said, you know, I'm gonna run. And I announced, and they said, what happened? That's no good. Because I'm not one of them. Because I'm gonna do the right thing. I don't need this folks. I don't need this. I don't need this. [ cheers and applause ] 14:46:48 Phil Ruffin told me this morning, came over, we met. And he's done such an amazing job with this hotel. And his wife is actually much more amazing than him. Alexandra, stand up please. Stand up. She's more amazing than Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And he told me this morning, he said, and he was talking to a group of people. And we're raising money for the republican party. And frankly I like doing it. I went around yesterday I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. 14:47:25 And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. And I'm not getting the kind of support . But they don't tell you though, I actually have a lot of support. But they don't talk to the people that support. Wayne Isah, who's a great guy, congressman. So many of the republicans are so supportive. They don't wanna talk about them. If somebody says something just a little bit off, headline, blaring news, breaking news, you know, they use breaking news every time there's an event there's breaking news. 14:47:52 Then when you have a real breaking news event, nobody takes it seriously. Do you ever notice? Breaking news, Donald Trump got up today and tweeted good morning. [ laughter and applause ] Crazy. It's crazy. But they don't talk about that. But I will say, Phil said to me this morning, and he said to a group. He said, you know Donald Trump didn't need to do this. He's made a fortune. He's done a great job, has a great family, an unbelievable -- Phil, do I have an unbelievable business? Stand up please, this guy knows better than -- stand up, stand up. Did I do a good job? 14:48:29 Built an unbelievable business. And I built an unbelievable business, a great, great business. Some of the greatest assets in the world. No matter where. [ protester ] Who's that guy. Is he a friend or foe? Alright, get him out of here please. Get him out. Get him out. [ boos ] Get him out. Could you let somebody else take his place please? >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! 14:49:13 Alright, thank you very much. These are like love fests. You know, a friend of mine came over to me. ANd he said, very rich guy, very successful guy. Not a great guy, but who cares about that? We need these people to help us negotiate with China and with other countries. But he's a guy that is very successful. And he was at an arena where I had 21 thousand people. And I was speaking. And he said, and he's got a lot of guts. Financial guts I call it, you know, different kind of guts. Like, I have financial guys. When I see what our great military people do, I don't know that I'd have those kind of guts, right? Right? These people are fantastic. And we've gotta take care of our military, take care of our vets. 14:49:52 We have to replenish our military and we have to knock the hell out of ISIS. And knock the hell out of ISIS. But he came up to me, and he was with me at this arena. And he saw -- it was in Dallas. And, 21 thousand people. The Mavericks Arena, packed. Including the whole floor. And he said, could I ask you a question? How long have you prepared for this speech? How the hell do you get out there in front of that many people? I said, that's nothing. Because all the networks are covering it live, just like they are right now. He said, how do you do it? Thank you darling. You're right. She gets it. 14:50:29 You're right. And I said honestly -- and he said, how do you do this? He says -- she understands. But he said, how do you do this? How do you speak in front of that many people? He said you could never do it. I said, it's not hard, because I'm telling you ,there is such love in this room. There is such love in these rooms. I really mean it. I really, really mean it. There is such love in these arenas. We had, in Mobile, Alabama we had 35 thousand people. We started in a hotel ballroom. After about an hour, the hotel called, said we can't handle it. We then moved to the convention center. That holds 10 thousand people. They told us after two hours they can't handle it. We moved to a football stadium in Mobile. We had the most unbelievable time. We had 35 thousand people. 14:51:20 In Oklahoma we have these massive crowds. We have massive crowds everywhere. And it's so easy to do what I'm doing, because it's love. It really is love. I'm doing it for love. I'm doing it for this country. I wanna -- we are so off track. W3e are so off track. So, and I'll tell you something. The safest place -- thank you darling -- the safest place to be in this country is at a Trump rally. Remember that. Remember that. It's the safest place to be. Oh good, all the seats have now filled out. And they still, they just said there's 3,000 people outside. All the seats are now filled out. I'm telling you, I'm telling you, the press, if I had -- I'm telling you, we had to do that. That's why I waited. Is it okay that I waited? Yes. Okay. Now they're all filled out. Filled out all over this building. 14:52:11 I don't know. This guy Ruffin must be making a fortune this morning. I don't know. So, the safest place to be, seriously. And our whole theme is make America great again. But I've -- [ cheers ] -- I've revised it. It's make America great again, it's make America safe again. Safe again. It's make America safe again. And, it's also, we wanna do it for everybody. Not just us. We wanna do it for everybody. We wanna help African Americans who are -- you look at African Americans -- thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, man. [ Trump starts clapping ] 14:53:08 African American youth has a 59% rate of unemployment. Okay folks? 59. And we're letting people pour into our country. We have no idea who the hell they are, where they come from, there's no documentation, there's no paper. They come from hostile countries. They come from countries that are tremendous in terms of terrorism. And we're gonna have big problems. If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. 14:54:10 And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump. And I wasn't the only one to say it. Plenty of people saw it. Than he was at the shooter. So, we gotta change our mindset here, folks. We have to be really tough, really smart, really strong. 14:54:41 You know, in the past, we'd have a war. And we'd be fighting Japan. And they had uniforms, we knew who we'd be fighting. And we'd be fighting Germany. And we'd be fighting others. And we knew who our opponent was. We knew who the enemy was. Today, you don't know who the hell it is. And you are going to have, you are going to have problems the likes of which you've never seen unless Donald Trump becomes your president, believe me. [ cheers and applause ] Believe me. 14:55:24 Thank you. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! Thank you. Now we're gonna bring jobs into our country. And that's gonna solve a lot of problems. It's amazing how jobs can solve a lot of problems. Problems that we think we have, all of a sudden, somebody gets a good job, and you don't have the problems. But we're having our jobs ripped off and being sent to other countries, ripped off by currency manipulation where they're lowering the value of their currency and they're making it impossible for our companies to compete. We're being ripped off at every level. And we have leaders that are so stupid, they have no idea what's happening. 14:56:23 I mean, look at the newspapers today. Apple. Good old Apple. I was waiting for this to happen. They've been having their stuff made in China and now China has turned against them. Now here's the bad news. By my saying that, China's very smart, they're gonna say, boy Trump's picked up this one, we'll let Apple -- I'm doing such a service to Apple by even mention it. Because our word is being broadcast all over the world. And Tim Cook should end us a lot of money for what I'm doing. But China is now ripping off Apple, saying you don't have the right to sell a certain product in China. Because somebody else has the right. And they're ripping them off big league. And right now, Apple doesn't know what to do. But it always happens. But you watch. This'll be a headline -- China -- they're smart. I deal with them, they're very smart. 14:57:18 You can do great with them. I made a lot of money with China. The biggest bank in the world is my tenant, I sell condos like crazy to people in China. The Bank of America building in San Francisco indirectly through China. I mean, so much, so much stuff. I did great with China. And I have great respect for China. I'm not knocking China. And I'm not knocking Mexico. And I'm not knocking Japan. I'm not knocking anybody. I think it's great what they do for themselves. But I am knocking our leadership as being grossly incompetent, they don't know what the hell they're doing. They don't know what they're doing. And every time, in all fairness, China is just one of many. But China is the biggest, and it's the biggest abuser. China's an abuser. They abuse our country. Every time they start doing badly -- do you notice? 14:58:11 They knock out their, their currency a little bit lower, a little bit lower. They're not supposed to be doing that. That's like cheating. You know, it's a way of cheating. Now, we do it very little. Because we don't know how to play. They're like grandmasters. They're like grandmasters. And we're like checker players that don't know how to play. That's, no, that's the difference. But it won't be that way. Karl Icon, guys like Ruffin, guys like so many of my people that have backed my, so many of the people that Phil knows. These are the best business people in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. And you know what? You know what? It's very interesting. We're gonna put it up -- I'm the best. Oh, I'm good. Good. But we have the best. We have the greatest business people. We have the greatest negotiators in the world, you know? 14:59:05 We have the greatest. Andy Beal, who's a big supporter. Andy Beel. Beal Bank in Texas. We have such unbelievable people that are supporting me. And they support me, not cause they like me, although I guess that's a part of it. But they're supporting me, cause they hear me -- you ever hear corporate inversion. We have companies that are leaving this country, taxes are too high, and they have trillions of dollars outside of our country, we can't get it back. We can't get it back. Because we have no leader. You know, we have trillions of dollars right now outside of our country. I think it's 5 trillion, they say it's 2.5 trillion, and I think it's much more. We can't bring it back. The democrats wanna bring it back. The republicans wanna bring it back. Every -- who the hell doesn't wanna bring it back? 14:59:47 It's money that we aren't allowing to come back in because of bureaucracy, it's actually not just taxes. The taxes are crazy, only a maniac would bring it back and pay those. It's crazy, too high. High -- we pay the highest taxes in the world. By the way, I have the biggest tax decrease of any candidate that's run for office, and that's close to 20 people. And Hillary Clinton has the biggest tax increase, and she doesn't even wanna talk about it. In my opinion, her taxes have to be close to 60% to pay for what she's talking about. And she got forced into a corner by crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up. 15:00:28 This guy doesn't give up. Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up. You know, crazy Bernie. He's crazy as a bed bug, but you know, he doesn't quit. He doesn't quit. Gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks. He should continue to go forward. [ cheers and applause ] He should fight to the last end. Well he's waiting for really the FBI to what everybody thinks they're going to do. I mean, I think that's it, right? I think he's sort of saying, look, let's hang in there, because ultimately it's called the FBI convention. And then we'll be the only people and we will have done something like Trump did. I wanna be like Trump. 15:01:23 I wanna be like Trump. But I think he's waiting for the FBI convention. We'll see. We'll see. We'll see if the right thing happens. Everybody knows what the right thing is. I've watched and read and seen and talked to great legal scholars. Not one has said that she should be allowed to run for office. Every person that we know of that's done far less than what she's done, their lives have been destroyed And the press doesn't cover it, because the press is so one sided. CNN, as an example, it's called the Clinton News Network. Clinton News Network. [ boos ] No, it's a joke. 15:02:05 It's a joke. The Clinton News Network. So we'll see what happens. But Bernie is in there and Bernie's fighting, and I don't think he should give up. Does anybody think so? I don't think so. If he gives up, we'll say, Bernie you're a loser, you gave up, we can't do that. No, but we'll see. I mean, he's gotta have something in mind. And I personally maybe think that's what he has in mind. So, we're gonna do things for our country that are gonna be amazing. And they've resonated -- look. One year from Thursday, I ran. And everybody said, June 16th. One year. So it's one year and two days now. One year. [ cheers and applause ] One year. 15:02:47 And a lot of people said, I watched Karl Rove, he said oh he's not gonna urn. I watched Krauthammer, no he won't run. Krauthammer said, he won't run. He won't run because this is the single greatest group of talent perhaps in the history of the republican party. In fact, a month before, I said to my wife, wow, I just -- don't forget, Krauthammer wanted us to go into Iraq and bomb the hell. We've done a great job by doing that, and I was against doing that, folks. I was against it. These guys all wanted to bomb the hell out of Iraq. We've done a great job in doing that. We've totally destabilized the Middle East. What a mess we have, okay? What a total mess we have. And by the way, who takes over Iraq? Iran. 15:03:36 Not only do they make the Iran deal, I used to say that's the great deal I've seen. They gotta $150 billion back. They have the right to go wild with nuclear weapons eventually. They don't to make them, they can buy them. But, you know what? They make great -- and I used to say that's one of the greatest deals I've ever seen. I don't say that anymore. Greatest deal is that for years and years and years, decades and decades, they fought each other. And one went ten feet this way, ten feet that way, ten feet three, four years. Then they rested. Then go again, again, again. Saddam Hussein drops a little gas. Iran complains, you're not supposed to do that. The world goes crazy. And then they rest. 15:04:14 Then again. Okay, this has gone on forever. Then we come in and obliterate one of the two. Obliterate it. And now, what have we done? We have given Iran Iraq. Okay? As sure as you're sitting. Now I've been saying this for a long time. But Iran is essentially controlling Iraq. Iran is now very shortly, they're gonna just walk in. They don't have to fire a shot. And the people running Iraq are so in the pocket of Iran. And why wouldn't they be? Cause they figure, we're gone. You know, we're gone. So Iran is gonna take over Iraq. A lot of people don't know that Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the entire world. A lot of people don't know that. 15:05:00 So look what's happening, look what's happening to Iran. Look what we've done by sheer stupidity. So a lot of these people, they said, bomb, bomb, bomb. And I said, although what did I know? I was in business. Right? I didn't know. A lot people weren't asking me. But I said if you do that, you're gonna destabilize the Middle East. And hence, you have the migration. And hence, you have people going all over the world. Look at the problems in Germany. Look at the crime. I have friends in Germany that for years, they'd say, the greatest country, the greatest country, they love Germany, and now they're saying, we're leaving. They're leaving Germany. Look what they've done to different -- look at Brussels. How beautiful a place was Brussels. And look at what's going on. Look at Paris. Look what's happening in paris. And it's far worse than you people understand. It's far worse than people understand. In fact, there was actually a story that Paris is so, so, so out of control, so dangerous. Look at what's going on. 15:05:57 And we have Hillary Clinton wanting to take in over 500% more than Obama. No, think of it, than Obama, of people that will cause us problems like you will not believe. Not all of them. But look what one man did. One whack job. He's a whacko. Look what one whack job did. One radical Islamic terrorist. And he pledged himself to ISIS. Here's a guy, he's shooting people, and pledging himself to ISIS as he's shooting. Okay? He's calling people and talking about ISIS. ISIS. Look what one man has done to this country. Look what one man has done to the state, the great, great, great state of Florida that I love and Orlando, amazing place. This is one man. 15:06:48 We're letting in millions of people. It doesn't take large amounts. This could be the great Trojan horse. We all know the story of the Trojan horse. But this could be the great story of the Trojan horse. All because we have leadership and weak people like Hillary. She's weak. She's weak. Bernie Sanders said about Hillary Clinton that she can't be president, because she has bad judgement. Okay, she said it, i didn't say it, I would never say a thing like that. [ laughter ] And then I hear her, I hear her saying, you know reading right off, always teleprompters, she goes, Donald Trump, does not have the temperament to be president. 15:07:39 And then the, you know the people back, oh she gave a great speech. Oh, give me a break. Gave a great speech. You think she's the president? Take a look at her, you'd think she's the president? I don't think so. I don't think so. [ boos ] Donald Trump doesn't have the temperment. And I'll tell you something, I started thinking about it. And I was gonna say, I absolutely have a great temperament, and I've done great things. Hey look, I went into television, had "The Apprentice." Great hit. One of the most successful reality shows, right? I did books. Many best sellers. Many. The Art of the Deal's one of the biggest selling, certainly one of the biggest selling book of all time, by far. 15:08:13 So, I did books, tremendous success. Real estate, I have some of the greatest assets in the world. You look at my numbers, very low debt, tremendous everything, okay? I filed over 100 something odd pages. But listen to this, okay, so listen. We have, we have a great study in contrasts. So I started thinking about temperament, and I was gonna share, I do have a good temperment, I do. And then I said to myself, well wait a minute, she's probably right about one thing. I have a very tough temperament. She said, you know, but very controlled. But we need tough temperament today. We can't have this weakness. We can't have weakness. My temperament's tough. My temperament is very solid. I don't lose control. I've been doing this for a long time, folks. You've been watching me for a long time. Do you know, in New York, I want in a massive landslide. Who knows me better than the people of New York? Nobody knows me better. 15:09:07 Nobody. I won in a massive landslide, and we have 3 people. Now, New York knows me better. I've been there for a long time. If I didn't have a good temperment, I couldn't have won New York. They know me -- oh, do I get publicity. Do I get -- they write about me every day, every hour. It's always been this way. I don't know why. I don't know why. They had their debate. So Fox and the debate had 24 million people, it was actually even more than that, but 24 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television. Now, I don't think it was for Jeb, but maybe I'm wrong, okay? 15:09:42 [ laughter ] By the way, Jeb is working on the movement. Just so you understand. I love competition like that. I love it. So, so look, look. Low energy. I didn't say it, you did. Okay. No Jeb is one of the people that's working. But the other one should be obvious to you, but we'll figure that out very easily. Okay ready? So, so, when you look and when you see. And when you see what we have to do, we have to get out there. We have 24 million people. They watch. We have 23. The next two weeks. CNN puts a debate. 23 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television for CNN. Here, CNN covers wars, covers everything, right? So you have the largest audience in the history of cable television, and then a few weeks later -- oh yeah, they do say the debate with Hillary will be, it's gonna blow everything away. 15:10:37 Oh, I look forward to that debate. Oh, do I look forward to that debate. [ cheers and applause ] I look so forward to that debate. But think of this, so CNN a few weeks later has another debate. And they get the largest audience they've ever had. In the history of CNN. You know, that's pretty impressive right? And Variety and the magazines say, the Trump debate drew record ratings, okay. Just like they said the profits. But, here's the thing about the debate. So the debates go on. And a lot of people say, what was the biggest surprise? Well I didn't know myself as a debater, because I never debated. I create jobs, I do deals, I do business, I do this stuff, right? I don't debate. I guess my life is a debate. But I don't debate professionally. 15:11:19 And I hear all these politicians. They're debaters. We debate. Hillary Clinton supposedly said debate her. Give me a break. Will she be allowed to bring the teleprompter onto the debate stage? So, so, so what happens is we start the debates. And I never did it before. And I'm saying, but think of that. I was in 11 debates. And of the 11 debates, I think it was 11. Of the 11 debates, I was on center stage for every single debate. Meaning, you're number one. And of the 11 debates, of the 11 debates, Drudge, fantastic guy, Time magazine, Slate, they do polls. I think I really helped the polling business. I talk about polls. I like polls. 15:12:04 But only if I'm winning. I don't like them otherwise. And we're starting to catch up very rapidly, so. Pretty soon. The polling companies are gonna have their day in the sun pretty soon I think. So here's the story. So, of all of these debates, I think the 7 of them they cover, they have online polls. Hundreds of thousands of people vote. And on every single debate, by every single poll, I won every debate. Which is pretty good. Which is pretty good. You know, I don't know. I think it's pretty good. But we are going to do things that are going to be great. And a lot of people don't want me in, because they don't wanna see strong borders, okay? They don't wanna see strong -- I wanna see strong borders. They don't wanna see me job creating. They don't wanna see what I'm gonna do to help the minories. Because we have problems in this country. 15:12:56 We, I will do more for African Americans than Barack Obama has ever done. And believe me, he's done nothing. He's done nothing. He's done nothing but talk. He's done nothing but talk. And the Hispanics. So I employ thousands of Hispanics. Thank you. Where's Miriam. Where is Miriam. Where is she? Thank you. No, I employ thousands of Hispanics. Where's Miriam? She's shy. She doesn't wanna -- she has been so amazing. Where is -- thank you. Thank you. She goes around and says Donald Trump is gonna do more for Mexicans and Hispanics and I appreciate it. Thank you. 15:13:48 Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you darling. So nice. No, she's been amazing. And she knows. Because I'm gonna bring our jobs back, folks. We're bringing our jobs back. Look at Carrier. They fired everybody. They're moving to mexico. So many companies moving to Mexico. I mean, I have a list that's a mile long. They're moving to Mexico. Firing everybody. Then they make the product, not only in mexico, they make the product, they sell it into the United States, no tax, no nothing. And you know what happens? We're gonna lose a lot more companies. We're gonna lose a lot more companies. 15:14:28 If I'm president, we're not gonna lose anything. We're not gonna lose any companies. We're not gonna lose -- and I say that strongly. Because you know what? These guys don't know. I've been watching this discussion. Because for 7 or 8 years, we have been just, it's been an onslaught. And longer than that. In all fairness to Obama, long before Obama. It was called NAFTA. It was signed by Bill Clinton. And it didn't affect Bill Clinton. But it affected everybody that followed Bill Clinton. And believe me folks, it has been a disaster for this country. When I won New York state and Pennsylvania, when I won Maryland and Connecticut and Rhode Island, and when I won all of these states. And when I won Indiana, thank you Bobby Knight, boy did Bobby Knight help. Boy did Bobby Knight, that was -- Coach Knight. 900 wins. But when I won all of these states, I really got to know -- even New York State. I knew it well. 15:15:22 I knew there were tremendous problems in upstate New York. But I had no idea. When I toured those upstate areas of Albany and Rome. The real Rome, Rome New York. Okay, that's, I call that the real Rome. But, Syracuse. And you see building after building after building empty, falling down. Just a horrible sight. All over. You could buy them, folks, for could buy them for a dollar. And you know what? I'll give you, maybe, some real estate advice. Go out and buy them. And if I win, you're gonna make a hell of a lot of money. Okay? In fact, Phil Ruffin would get up and leave before the speech is over. He's headed to upstate New York right now. No, but it's true. It's true. Building after building -- by the thousands. By the thousands. And I have staticians that work for me. And before I used to speak, when we were in the primary, I'd say give me the information on upstate New York. Give me the information on Long Island. Give me the information on all these places. 15:16:23 Pennsylvania in particular. Look at West Virginia, what they've done to our coal miners. They've destroyed. Hillary Clinton said I'll put the coal miners and the mines out of business. That was not a smart statement. And then she had to go there -- [ boos ] And look at the numbers I've gotten in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And I look -- because we're gonna bring the coal industry. And we're gonna bring every industry. We're gonna bring our energy industry back. We're gonna bring it back. We're gonna bring it back. You know, because of technology, folks. Because of technology, we have learned things, frankly, and we realize that we have wealth that we never knew we had. Over the last six or seven years, there are many forms of technology that have given us an awareness that's unbelievable. What's happened is unbelievable. So we're gonna bring these things back. And we're gonna start paying off our debt. And we're not gonna let our companies, now here's what we're going to do. So Carrier says they're leaving. I would call them and say very nicely, you know my wife gives me a very hard time. 15:17:19 She said, darling, you're president. You cannot call an air conditioning company. I said, that's okay, it's so much fun. It's like a 2 minute call. If I could save 1400 jobs in 2 minutes, let me do it. But I'd call. Meaning, I'd call. Somebody calls. Somebody calls. I got a call. Maybe I should do it, right? And I say very simply, you just fired 1400 people, you're moving to Mexico, enjoy it. Enjoy it. I respect Mexico so much for taking all of our businesses, so much of our business. But let me just tell you. Here is the story. Every air conditioning unit that you make, that you sell across, our now very, very strong border, you will be paying a 35% tax on that unit., If you leave. If you leave. Now our country has been working on this problem for years. 15:18:13 And they did all sorts of deals. Like zero interest loans and we'll give you money. They don't need money. They don't want money. How about the deals where they gave them really cheap money and they left anyway? You know, it's like great. Try collecting. They don't need money. 100% they don't leave. If I talk to them for two minutes. Phil, would you say two minutes or do I need 3? I think in 2. He says 1. Phil said 1 minute. But, in a quick conversation, and we're not gonna move. And they're not gonna be calling lobbyists. 15:18:48 Because, you know, I spent 15 million on my own campaign of my money . Okay, of my money. [ cheers and applause ] And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? 15:19:25 Otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I'll just keep funding my own campaign. I'm okay with that. That's the easy way. I mean, for me, that's the easy way. But hopefully I can continue to go the way we're going. This weekend we raised a lot of money. We've raised a lot of money for the republican party. We'll keep doing it. Cause we do have tremendous support within the party. That I can tell you. We have tremendous support. Okay. So, what's going to happen with Carrier, what's gonna happen with any of them is they're gonna say, uh, we wanna talk about this. Then they're gonna hire a lobbyist. The lobbyists are gonna call. I'll say, I'm not giving you guys anything. Now if they call Hillary, 100%, they have a lobby -- they have a lobbyist in Washington. He's got Hillary Clinton stamped on his forehead. 15:20:04 Okay, it's 100%. With me, it doesn't work that way, okay? With me, it doesn't work that way. Within 24 hours, they would call and say, sir, we're very excited to stay in the United States. We'll stay in Indiana. Or they'll go someplace else. But they're staying in the United States. Now multiply that times thousands. Times thousands and thousands of companies. That's what you're talking about. You're not talking about 100 companies or 10, you're talking about thousands of companies have left. Thousands of companies are being killed by monetary manipulation. Okay? Thousands. We're not gonna let this happen. 15:20:45 Remember this. China -- we have rebuilt China. They have taken so much. We owe China now $1.7 trillion. Think of it. They beat us at every front. They kick the hell out of us. And we owe them money. How about Japan? We owe Japan $1.6 trillion. Now think of that one. They sell the cars, the big boats coming in, the biggest ships you've ever seen. I mean, if Wayne Newton could get one of his big audiences onto one of those ships, you would be very proud. I'm telling you Wayne. Wayne, would you stand up again? Come here. I mean, we love this guy. [ cheers and applause ] We love Wayne. We love our. You know, it's sort of like a weird experience, cause all of my life, I've been watching Wayne Newton. And now I'm performing for him. What the hell is going on over here. And the problem is, I like him better than I like myself. 15:21:47 So anyway. So, so all of this is gonna come back. Now, you have people in both parties that don't like the things I'm saying. Okay? You have people in both parties. But you know, cause I have the smartest people. A lot of people are saying that. That's even showing up. I have the most dedicated people. I have the best people. I have the best people. I have the best people. And they get it. But a lot of people, a lot of people, don't like strong borders. They don't want the wall. We're gonna have the wall, folks. We gotta have the wall. We gotta have the wall. And the wall is gonna stop drug trafficking. It's gonna help with the drugs. You know, the drugs are pouring into our country, and poisoning our youth and others beyond what anybody has any idea. If you look at New Hampshire, which I won. I love New Hampshire, because it was my first victory. It's my first victory. I never ran for office. By the way, am I doing a good job? Am I doing a good job? [ cheers and applause ] Right? I never did this before. But I love New Hampshire. And the people of New Hampshire got together with me, and they said their biggest problem is heroin. 15:22:54 I said Heroin? Just doesn't work with the beautiful trees and streams and lakes. I said heroin? And it turns about to be -- they have a tremendous. And they have it in Massachusetts. And South Carolina. They have it in all of these places. All of these places. And it's pouring across. And three weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump. They've never, ever endorsed a presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] And I asked them and they told me. They said, Mr. Trump, you need the wall. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio, great guy. Tough, right? Sheriff Joe from Arizona -- in fact when I finish this, I'm going to Arizona. I'll be Arizona in a little while doing the same thing with big, big beautiful crowds. But, Sheriff Joe endorsed Donald Trump. Folks, we know what we're doing. Okay? We know what we're doing. We are going to make this country so strong again. We're gonna save your social security. 15:23:57 We're gonna save your second amendment, which Hillary Clinton wants to abolish. Hillary Clinton wants to abolish your second amendment. And I got the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the NRA. One of the earliest endorsements they've ever given. And let me tell you, between Wayne and Chris and all of those people, these are great people. These are people, and it gets lost, it gets lost in the debate. These are people that love our country. Just remember that. These are people that love or country. And you know, I've said before, some people thought it was a harsh statement. But if in Paris where 130 people died, toughest gun laws in the world, by the way. There were no guns on the other side. 15:24:42 These thugs walked in -- probably if there were, if they knew there were, they probably wouldn't have gone in there in the first place, okay. They knew there were no guns. But, toughest gun laws in the world. 130 people died. San Bernardino, 14 people died. Friends, they were friends, they killed the 14 people and so many, so badly injured. And by the way, Paris, the hospitals are still loaded with people. So horrible. And what we had this weekend. If there were a couple of folks, man, woman, had a gun strapped right here, right here, right here. [ cheers and applause ] Or a gun strapped very nicely to the ankle. And this no good, this no good sick, sick perverted, horrible terrorist, terrorist was in there starting the shooting, one of those people would have had those bullets going the other way, folks. It would have been a whole different story. It would have been a whole different story. [ cheers and applause ] 15:25:48 So we're gonna make our nation rich again. We're a poor nation. We lose to everybody. We defend Japan. They don't pay us the right money. They will. They will. You know, the press never says the second. I said, no, no. In a deal, you always have to be prepared to walk. They'll tell you that. You always have to be prepared. Not that you wanna walk, but have to be prepared. So here's Hillary Clinton when she heard about what I said about Japan. He is not being loyal to our allies. We will always stay with our allies. Well now, they're never gonna negotiate. Why would they negotiate? Why? But we have all of these nations that we defend. South Korea. Try buying a television outside of South Korea. Not easy. 15:26:31 I buy thousands and thousands of television sets. Very tough to buy them outside of South Korea, except for Sony which, not doing so well lately, okay? From Japan. But let me just tell you. South Korea, we defend, costs us a fortune. They pay something. But not what they should be saying. Japan, we defend. Billions and billions of dollars. A general gets up, Donald Trump is wrong. He was sent by Obama. Nice looking guy, general. He said, doesn't he understand that Japan pays us 50% of the cost? So he's saying Japan pays us 50% of the cost of their defense. So the press called me up, Mr. Trump, they said that Japan pays 50% of the cost. What do you -- how do you respond? I said, why don't they pay 100%, right? 15:27:22 Right? [ cheers and applause ] Right, right? I mean, we're defending Japan. So we defend Germany. Germany. Think Germany's a rich nation? I wanna tell you, it's a rich nation, but I'll tell you what, gonna have problems with what she did. But regardless, rich nation. Now, we have Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, when the oil prices were high, was making $1 billion a day. We pay rent on our bases. We pay them rent. We defend Saudi Arabia. Now listen. Saudi Arabia, I have a lot of friends from Saudi Arabia. All that stuff, right? But you know what? This is a country that has nothing but money. They have nothing but money. Not strong defense. That if we weren't there, they would've been gone 25 years ago. 15:28:13 Okay? 25 years ago. You remember the incident with Iraq when Iraq went into Kuwait and then they started looking at Saudi Arabia. And the Saudis didn't do so well. And then we had those marines of ours with the stuff under their eyes, and boy that was the end of that. Remember that? People forget these little stories, folks. So we defend Saudi Arabia. They don't pay us nearly what we should be paying. So essentially, we subsidize all of these countries. South Korea, with this guy, call him a maniac, call him whatever you want. Every time he raises his hand or raises his head, we send our ships, our planes, our this. We have 28 thousand soldiers on the line between North and South Korea. They pay us peanuts. 15:28:59 How stupid are we? How stupid are we? A country like Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist for a week. You know, when Iran took over Yemen. They don't want Yemen. They want the border, because it's a huge long border between Saudi -- they want the oil in Saudi Arabia. That's why they fight for Yemen. That's why they're in there fighting. Think of this, we're making a deal with Iran, and we're fighting iran in Yemen, when you make the deal aren't you supposed to sort of solve everything? And Kerry said he didn't wanna bring it up, because he didn't wanna complicate the negotiation. This guy's an idiot. [ boos ] 15:29:34 No, think of it. Yemen, we're fighting them. They're on the other side. We're on one side. We don't know whose side we're on. Cause, you know, we're on the side of the rebels. We have no idea who the rebels are. You ever see all our rebels? Our rebels turn out to be worse than the guys who were there in the first place. We're on the side of the rebels. And then the rebels turn out to be like the worst. But, we're fighting Iran. They're on the other side. And we're fighting, fighting. And he's out there negotiating. And then he goes on a bicycle race, he breaks his leg at 73. And I tell people, I give you my word, I will never enter a bicycle race. I promise. During a major negotiation. 15:30:15 I mean, the guy comes out. He's got a whole thing, with the outfit, the helmet, the whole deal. Right? The helmet. I think he even had the stickers on him, right? I said, what is this guy? He thinks he's in the Tour de France or something. What is he doing? We're in the middle of a very important negotiation that frankly he should have walked away from until we got our prisoners back. And he should have never agreed to give back the $150 billion. But here's the guy in the middle of a negotiation, breaks his leg. And he's out of business. I mean, it, I can't tell you folks. It is -- and I think the reason I have this tremendous support is because, you know what? A lot of it's common sense. 15:30:52 Okay? A lot of it's common sense. It's not even -- it's not even like, you could say he's a great businessman, he -- a lot of it's common sense. 99% of the people in this room would do just as well. I mean, it's like, simple stuff. We're being led by people that don't know what they're doing. Now here's what's gonna happen. So we're gonna start winning again. We're gonna have strong borders, we're gonna have the wall, we're gonna be respected again. We're gonna win with our military, we're gonna knock the hell out of ISIS. We have to do that, folks. That I have to tell you. [ cheers and applause ] Normally I would say, no. But it's gotten to a point and because of the power of weaponry, we have to do that. We really have no choice. So we have to knock the hell out of them. 15:31:33 But our military is totally depleted. You see our old jets, where we're taking parts from old airplane graveyards and museums. We have the planes in the museums and we're using them as our fighters. And other countries have modern fighter jets. This is the United States of America. Can you believe what's happening to us? So we're gonna -- our military's depleted. Horribly depleted. 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 15:31:54 Smaller than it's been in many, many years. And it's probably gotta be bigger right now, cause I don't know if there's ever been much more of a threat than we have right now. So we're gonna build up our military. With the equipment that we want. We're gonna take care of our veterans, because our veterans have been horribly, horribly treated. [ cheers and applause ] We're gonna make great, great trade deals, and we're gonna bring jobs and money back into our country. We're gonna create a border and borders generally that are strong and powerful. We're gonna get rid of common core, and we're gonna bring our education locally. [ cheers and applause ] We're gonna repeal and replace that horror show called Obamacare. 15:32:56 And we are going to save our second amendment. We are going to save it. So folks, you've heard it before and I say it all the time. We don't win anymore. But we're gonna win so much. And I love it. And I'll say it in honor of the people of Las Vegas. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Newton. In honor of Miriam. In honor of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And in honor of everybody in all -- look at this place, ooh. [ cheers and applause ] TSA finally came through for us. Look at the corners of those rooms. Look at the corners of those rooms what a beautiful sight. 15:33:44 All over the building. So here's what's going to happen. We're gonna start winning again. We're gonna win with our military. We're gonna win for our vets. We're gonna win on education. We're gonna win on trade. We're gonna win, win, win. We're gonna win so much. And I'll be in the White House. And they'll say -- [ cheers and applause ] -- they'll say, Mr. President, Mr. President sir, we have a problem. Thousands of people from Las Vegas, from Nevada, from Texas where we just left, from all of the states by the thousands, they're calling sir. They can't stand whining so much. They're not used to winning. They want you to take it easy. And I'll say, I'm sorry, folks. I can't do that. Because we are going to make America great. Greater than ever before. Thank you. Thank you very much everybody. Thank you. LAS VEGAS, NV - Sending this wider than usual because multiple times in his speech Donald Trump went after Republicans for not lining up to support the billionaire's campaign. > >"And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit, you know. >>I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. (14:47:25) And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. >>And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? On the movement to stop Trump, he pondered who they would put up since he beat all the people that ran adding to do so would be "illegal". "I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries."(14:34:15) Going after President Obama once again for the response to the Orlando shooter, he called the President "pathetic". "If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. (14:54:10) And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump." Trump heads to Phoenix for a rally there - Candace/Bruce/Phelps are there. BACK OF THE BOOK.BERNIE IS A BED BUG. Enjoy this read.. (15:00:25) "Crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up, this guy doesn't give up! Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up! Crazy Bernie, he's crazy as a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit, he doesn't quit. gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks, he should continue to go forward.. he should fight to the last day. Well he's waiting for really, the FBI to do what everybody thinks they're going to do."
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WASH 5 DONALD TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV C16 061416 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 14:31:54 Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Oh, I love you people. I love Las Vegas! I love this state. And if you ever need a room, I have a very nice building right down the street. You know? Hey, and I have to thank Mr and Mrs. Phil Ruffin, the room is great. We've got people in every room he's got ever here. His restaurant's now are full. This is what took so long. And the worst thing we can do, folks, is we're all together, right? This is a movement. The worst thing we can do is start a rally -- because if there's one empty seat, the press will say, oh the room didn't fill up, Trump isn't doing -- 14:32:34 Outside, you have thousands of people trying to get in. [ cheers ] And, I hate to say it, because I liked them and they work very hard, TSA lets them in. And it's working out so good. I'm not happy about it. But I have to put up with it. But they have, you know, the machines. And they didn't bring enough machines. And I don't know if the great Wayne Newton has that problem when he performs, but I love Wayne. I'll talk about Wayne in a second. But we have to be very careful of that. Because let's say I came out 10 or 15 minutes ago. Even though there are thousands of people outside, all of the conference rooms have people, they have closed circuit television. The whole hotel is packed, filled. You've never had anything like this. And he owns it. So, f I had like three empty seats, they'll say oh this is terrible. 14:33:30 And they are still piling into this room. But I think it's time we begin. Do we agree? Do we agree? [ cheers and applause ] Okay. So we have amazing people here. Amazing friends are here. And it's been going really well. You know, I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries. 14:34:15 So that's more votes than ever received in the primaries in the history of the Republican party. Okay. [ cheers and applause ] We beat a lot of people. 16 people. There were a total of 17 including myself. One after another. Boom. Boom. Boom. It was a beautiful thing to behold. Okay. A beautiful thing. It was a beautiful thing. Yeah. That's great. Just keep filling them in. That's right. Isn't it better that we're starting now. We have to. They're not happy outside but what the heck are we going to do? So it was a beautiful thing to behold. But think of this, so we got almost 14 million votes. We won 36, 37 states, which is -- others won none. People that won none are saying maybe we can get something at the convention. Doesn't work that way, folks. You would have -- because we have, you know, one of the things that we'll say we have by far the most loyal followers. Right. By far. You know, other of the candidates, I mean, take a look at this today. They've never had anything like this where every room is full, every conference room, every restaurant is loaded with people. 14:35:36 I hope you put close circuit in, Phil, they're gonna be so angry. But I think you did. This guy doesn't hold back. Believe me. But so when we get 37 states, when we get 37 states -- [ cheers and applause ] Oh, we love our police. We love our police. Thank you, thank you, officers. Thank you. [ boos ] Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. By the way, how great are our police? Okay. They don't get enough credit. They don't get enough credit. They don't They take abuse. They don't get the credit they deserve. Believe me. So we won 37 states. We won 14 million. 14:36:41 We beat Ronald Reagan, who we love, we beat Richard Nixon, we beat Dwight D. Eisenhower. We beat everybody. We beat bush. We beat the Bushes. We beat the bushes. And by a lot. I don't mean we like edged it. I don't mean, like, you know, I mean by a lot! And now you have a couple of guys that were badly defeated and they're trying to organize maybe, like, a little bit of a delegate revolt. Maybe. Now, number one, you know, Reince Priebus -- you know what that is? Right? RNC. No, he's a good guy. And the Republican National Committee, they put out a statement. They can't do it. It's not legal. You can't do it. You're not allowed to do it. How would you like to have a party where we start it off with 17 or 18 people, actually, including somebody I won't mention, because I'm not looking to embarrass anybody, but it's 18 if you want to include somebody. Okay. 14:37:40 But how would you like to have a party, Wayne, and he's married to a great lawyer. So she understands this better than Wayne but Wayne has a better voice. Right? But how would you like to have a party where myself and others travel the country and worked for a long time. That was shorter than I thought. Because remember, I was supposed to maybe be able to pull it out at the convention and we pulled it out two months before the convention. Do you remember -- do you remember when they said 1237. That's the delegates. 123-- He cannot reach that number. He cannot reach that number. And I kept saying, what's the big deal? And one of the people, who probably hasn't quite given up yet -- one of the people was trying to buy up all the second ballot people, right. And I kept saying let them have them. Because It's expensive to get them. 14:38:40 And, by the way, I spent less money than any other candidate and I ended up in first place and they ended up boom. So now I hear after beating them fair and square. I mean, I beat them fair and square. Actually, a couple of the commentators that are negative people, actually, cause most of them are. But a couple of the commentators that are negative people said whether you like him or you don't, he beat them fair and square. [ cheers ] And then they said he didn't beat them by a little bit. He beat them by a lot. We beat them by a lot. Alright? So how would you like to have a party where somebody goes out and beats them by a lot and wins not only the vote. Largest in the history of the party. Not only wins 37 states and nobody was even, you know, like remotely close. I mean, some of these guys had none. How would you like to have that? A guy it's an all-time record, gets almost 14 million votes over a period of like nine months. 14:39:48 He gets 37 states, he gets tremendous support, he has sold out arenas, no matter where he goes. Yesterday in Houston, people said they have never seen crowds like that. One of the reporters, a good reporter, actually, from NBC, Halie, she just said, but are your crowds as big as they used to be? I said they're bigger. They're bigger. They're actually bigger. No, they're bigger. You had to see Houston, Texas last night. We were in a big arena, held about 5,000 people. That's not a big one for us, but that was biggest one we could get on short notice. And on short notice we had a line that went five abreast forever. And it's the biggest subject in all of Texas. They had helicopters over. They couldn't believe what they were seeing. They've never seen anything like it. And our crowds are bigger. Our enthusiasm is more. A poll came out OAN, a very good poll. Very -- he's actually, they've, it's a very good group of people, a poll OAN came out where I'm statistically even with crooked Hillary. And she is crooked, folks. Believe me. She is crooked. 14:41:01 Hillary Clinton doesn't have, I'll tell you what. Hillary Clinton, and you can say it anyway you want. But she doesn't have the integrity. She doesn't have the integrity to be president. And perhaps equally important, she's got very, very bad judgment. You just look at what she's done. You just look. Okay. So how would you like to be in a party where Trump wins. Where Trump keeps winning. Where Trump has the biggest crowds. Where Trump gets by the way the highest ratings in the history of television. They had a story in Variety -- I don't like to brag, but we have to brag every once in awhile, right? 14:41:47 They had a story in variety where a big headline, big massive headline. And the story was that Trump makes massive profits for cable networks. And networks. But massive. And then it went on to say that records in viewership, they're setting records in advertising. They're making a fortune., What are we getting out of -- we get nothing but maybe. But maybe we're gonna get the presidency. And we're gonna straighten out our country. Okay? We're gonna straighten out our country. [ cheers and applause ] And we'll have Wayne at that inaugural ball, Wayne will be with me, Wayne. Ba, ba, ba. So, so there's a little movement. And I just heard today where it's coming from. It's coming from people that have been badly defeated. 14:42:38 But wouldn't that be funny? Okay. A guy got much less votes, he got no states. Ladies and gentlemen, our nominee is -- I don't think so. I mean, forget about the legality, cause it's not legal. Forget about the fact that the republican national committee put out a statement last night saying it's all made up by the press folks, believe me. By these people right here. It's all made up by the press. [ boos ] Okay? It's all made up. It's a hoax. I'm telling you. These are the most dishonest people. Not all of them. Not all of them. But these are -- this is a story. I watch CNN yesterday. Knowing it can't happen, breaking news, there will be this and that at the convention. Who are they gonna pick? 14:43:28 I beat everybody. But I don't mean beat, I beat the hell out of them. [ cheers and applause ] Right? Beat the hell out of them. And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the republicans could help us a little bit, you know. Okay? Just a little bit. I mean, I have people that are so -- that I've done so much for that frankly we've done a great job for -- all of us. You know, the republican party has increased, the voter turnout. Forget about me. I set the all time record. Guess what? The republican party, in the prairies, is up 70%, right? 14:44:17 I think it's even more. 70, 70% from 4 years ago. 70% more people have voted in the primaries. [ audience interruption ] Is it because of me? Oh say it. A woman -- I'm doing well with women. Go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] Thank you. Believe me, I respect women more than Hillary respects women. I can tell you that. Thank you. They're screaming, it's because of you, Mr. Trump, it's because of you. And you know what? I never brag, they happen to be 100% right. 14:44:58 Alright. We -- you take a look at these states. Couple of the states were up 102% from last year. Okay? From four years ago. 102%, it's unheard of. In the whole world, people talk about it. I mean, some people would have said the republican party is stayed. It's not bad, it's stayed. It's not, you know, a little boring maybe. And maybe the ideas weren't right. Because I don't believe -- let it be boring if the ideas are right. But the ideas weren't right. There wasn't strength on the border, our budgets are way out of whack. Look at this last budget that we approved. The Omnibus budget. You know, Obama is a terrible negotiator. 14:45:40 Iran, Iran beats him. Every country beats him. He draws the line in the sand, they beat him. Everybody beats him. But he's a great negotiator when he has to negotiate against the republicans. And we gotta stop. We gotta stop. We gotta stop. They have to focus on budgets, not focus on me. And they view me as an outsider. I have to tell you a little secret, I shouldn't say it, half of you will leave the room. Should I say it? I used to be the ultimate establishment person. I was a massive giver. I gave a lot of money, to everybody. I even gave to democrats. 14:46:17 I mean, I'm in business, right? I gave to democrats. I gave to republicans. But I gave a lot of money. The RGA, republican governor's association, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I was like establishment. And then one day I said, you know, I'm gonna run. And I announced, and they said, what happened? That's no good. Because I'm not one of them. Because I'm gonna do the right thing. I don't need this folks. I don't need this. I don't need this. [ cheers and applause ] 14:46:48 Phil Ruffin told me this morning, came over, we met. And he's done such an amazing job with this hotel. And his wife is actually much more amazing than him. Alexandra, stand up please. Stand up. She's more amazing than Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And he told me this morning, he said, and he was talking to a group of people. And we're raising money for the republican party. And frankly I like doing it. I went around yesterday I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. 14:47:25 And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. And I'm not getting the kind of support . But they don't tell you though, I actually have a lot of support. But they don't talk to the people that support. Wayne Isah, who's a great guy, congressman. So many of the republicans are so supportive. They don't wanna talk about them. If somebody says something just a little bit off, headline, blaring news, breaking news, you know, they use breaking news every time there's an event there's breaking news. 14:47:52 Then when you have a real breaking news event, nobody takes it seriously. Do you ever notice? Breaking news, Donald Trump got up today and tweeted good morning. [ laughter and applause ] Crazy. It's crazy. But they don't talk about that. But I will say, Phil said to me this morning, and he said to a group. He said, you know Donald Trump didn't need to do this. He's made a fortune. He's done a great job, has a great family, an unbelievable -- Phil, do I have an unbelievable business? Stand up please, this guy knows better than -- stand up, stand up. Did I do a good job? 14:48:29 Built an unbelievable business. And I built an unbelievable business, a great, great business. Some of the greatest assets in the world. No matter where. [ protester ] Who's that guy. Is he a friend or foe? Alright, get him out of here please. Get him out. Get him out. [ boos ] Get him out. Could you let somebody else take his place please? >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! 14:49:13 Alright, thank you very much. These are like love fests. You know, a friend of mine came over to me. ANd he said, very rich guy, very successful guy. Not a great guy, but who cares about that? We need these people to help us negotiate with China and with other countries. But he's a guy that is very successful. And he was at an arena where I had 21 thousand people. And I was speaking. And he said, and he's got a lot of guts. Financial guts I call it, you know, different kind of guts. Like, I have financial guys. When I see what our great military people do, I don't know that I'd have those kind of guts, right? Right? These people are fantastic. And we've gotta take care of our military, take care of our vets. 14:49:52 We have to replenish our military and we have to knock the hell out of ISIS. And knock the hell out of ISIS. But he came up to me, and he was with me at this arena. And he saw -- it was in Dallas. And, 21 thousand people. The Mavericks Arena, packed. Including the whole floor. And he said, could I ask you a question? How long have you prepared for this speech? How the hell do you get out there in front of that many people? I said, that's nothing. Because all the networks are covering it live, just like they are right now. He said, how do you do it? Thank you darling. You're right. She gets it. 14:50:29 You're right. And I said honestly -- and he said, how do you do this? He says -- she understands. But he said, how do you do this? How do you speak in front of that many people? He said you could never do it. I said, it's not hard, because I'm telling you ,there is such love in this room. There is such love in these rooms. I really mean it. I really, really mean it. There is such love in these arenas. We had, in Mobile, Alabama we had 35 thousand people. We started in a hotel ballroom. After about an hour, the hotel called, said we can't handle it. We then moved to the convention center. That holds 10 thousand people. They told us after two hours they can't handle it. We moved to a football stadium in Mobile. We had the most unbelievable time. We had 35 thousand people. 14:51:20 In Oklahoma we have these massive crowds. We have massive crowds everywhere. And it's so easy to do what I'm doing, because it's love. It really is love. I'm doing it for love. I'm doing it for this country. I wanna -- we are so off track. W3e are so off track. So, and I'll tell you something. The safest place -- thank you darling -- the safest place to be in this country is at a Trump rally. Remember that. Remember that. It's the safest place to be. Oh good, all the seats have now filled out. And they still, they just said there's 3,000 people outside. All the seats are now filled out. I'm telling you, I'm telling you, the press, if I had -- I'm telling you, we had to do that. That's why I waited. Is it okay that I waited? Yes. Okay. Now they're all filled out. Filled out all over this building. 14:52:11 I don't know. This guy Ruffin must be making a fortune this morning. I don't know. So, the safest place to be, seriously. And our whole theme is make America great again. But I've -- [ cheers ] -- I've revised it. It's make America great again, it's make America safe again. Safe again. It's make America safe again. And, it's also, we wanna do it for everybody. Not just us. We wanna do it for everybody. We wanna help African Americans who are -- you look at African Americans -- thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, man. [ Trump starts clapping ] 14:53:08 African American youth has a 59% rate of unemployment. Okay folks? 59. And we're letting people pour into our country. We have no idea who the hell they are, where they come from, there's no documentation, there's no paper. They come from hostile countries. They come from countries that are tremendous in terms of terrorism. And we're gonna have big problems. If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. 14:54:10 And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump. And I wasn't the only one to say it. Plenty of people saw it. Than he was at the shooter. So, we gotta change our mindset here, folks. We have to be really tough, really smart, really strong. 14:54:41 You know, in the past, we'd have a war. And we'd be fighting Japan. And they had uniforms, we knew who we'd be fighting. And we'd be fighting Germany. And we'd be fighting others. And we knew who our opponent was. We knew who the enemy was. Today, you don't know who the hell it is. And you are going to have, you are going to have problems the likes of which you've never seen unless Donald Trump becomes your president, believe me. [ cheers and applause ] Believe me. 14:55:24 Thank you. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! Thank you. Now we're gonna bring jobs into our country. And that's gonna solve a lot of problems. It's amazing how jobs can solve a lot of problems. Problems that we think we have, all of a sudden, somebody gets a good job, and you don't have the problems. But we're having our jobs ripped off and being sent to other countries, ripped off by currency manipulation where they're lowering the value of their currency and they're making it impossible for our companies to compete. We're being ripped off at every level. And we have leaders that are so stupid, they have no idea what's happening. 14:56:23 I mean, look at the newspapers today. Apple. Good old Apple. I was waiting for this to happen. They've been having their stuff made in China and now China has turned against them. Now here's the bad news. By my saying that, China's very smart, they're gonna say, boy Trump's picked up this one, we'll let Apple -- I'm doing such a service to Apple by even mention it. Because our word is being broadcast all over the world. And Tim Cook should end us a lot of money for what I'm doing. But China is now ripping off Apple, saying you don't have the right to sell a certain product in China. Because somebody else has the right. And they're ripping them off big league. And right now, Apple doesn't know what to do. But it always happens. But you watch. This'll be a headline -- China -- they're smart. I deal with them, they're very smart. 14:57:18 You can do great with them. I made a lot of money with China. The biggest bank in the world is my tenant, I sell condos like crazy to people in China. The Bank of America building in San Francisco indirectly through China. I mean, so much, so much stuff. I did great with China. And I have great respect for China. I'm not knocking China. And I'm not knocking Mexico. And I'm not knocking Japan. I'm not knocking anybody. I think it's great what they do for themselves. But I am knocking our leadership as being grossly incompetent, they don't know what the hell they're doing. They don't know what they're doing. And every time, in all fairness, China is just one of many. But China is the biggest, and it's the biggest abuser. China's an abuser. They abuse our country. Every time they start doing badly -- do you notice? 14:58:11 They knock out their, their currency a little bit lower, a little bit lower. They're not supposed to be doing that. That's like cheating. You know, it's a way of cheating. Now, we do it very little. Because we don't know how to play. They're like grandmasters. They're like grandmasters. And we're like checker players that don't know how to play. That's, no, that's the difference. But it won't be that way. Karl Icon, guys like Ruffin, guys like so many of my people that have backed my, so many of the people that Phil knows. These are the best business people in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. And you know what? You know what? It's very interesting. We're gonna put it up -- I'm the best. Oh, I'm good. Good. But we have the best. We have the greatest business people. We have the greatest negotiators in the world, you know? 14:59:05 We have the greatest. Andy Beal, who's a big supporter. Andy Beel. Beal Bank in Texas. We have such unbelievable people that are supporting me. And they support me, not cause they like me, although I guess that's a part of it. But they're supporting me, cause they hear me -- you ever hear corporate inversion. We have companies that are leaving this country, taxes are too high, and they have trillions of dollars outside of our country, we can't get it back. We can't get it back. Because we have no leader. You know, we have trillions of dollars right now outside of our country. I think it's 5 trillion, they say it's 2.5 trillion, and I think it's much more. We can't bring it back. The democrats wanna bring it back. The republicans wanna bring it back. Every -- who the hell doesn't wanna bring it back? 14:59:47 It's money that we aren't allowing to come back in because of bureaucracy, it's actually not just taxes. The taxes are crazy, only a maniac would bring it back and pay those. It's crazy, too high. High -- we pay the highest taxes in the world. By the way, I have the biggest tax decrease of any candidate that's run for office, and that's close to 20 people. And Hillary Clinton has the biggest tax increase, and she doesn't even wanna talk about it. In my opinion, her taxes have to be close to 60% to pay for what she's talking about. And she got forced into a corner by crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up. 15:00:28 This guy doesn't give up. Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up. You know, crazy Bernie. He's crazy as a bed bug, but you know, he doesn't quit. He doesn't quit. Gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks. He should continue to go forward. [ cheers and applause ] He should fight to the last end. Well he's waiting for really the FBI to what everybody thinks they're going to do. I mean, I think that's it, right? I think he's sort of saying, look, let's hang in there, because ultimately it's called the FBI convention. And then we'll be the only people and we will have done something like Trump did. I wanna be like Trump. 15:01:23 I wanna be like Trump. But I think he's waiting for the FBI convention. We'll see. We'll see. We'll see if the right thing happens. Everybody knows what the right thing is. I've watched and read and seen and talked to great legal scholars. Not one has said that she should be allowed to run for office. Every person that we know of that's done far less than what she's done, their lives have been destroyed And the press doesn't cover it, because the press is so one sided. CNN, as an example, it's called the Clinton News Network. Clinton News Network. [ boos ] No, it's a joke. 15:02:05 It's a joke. The Clinton News Network. So we'll see what happens. But Bernie is in there and Bernie's fighting, and I don't think he should give up. Does anybody think so? I don't think so. If he gives up, we'll say, Bernie you're a loser, you gave up, we can't do that. No, but we'll see. I mean, he's gotta have something in mind. And I personally maybe think that's what he has in mind. So, we're gonna do things for our country that are gonna be amazing. And they've resonated -- look. One year from Thursday, I ran. And everybody said, June 16th. One year. So it's one year and two days now. One year. [ cheers and applause ] One year. 15:02:47 And a lot of people said, I watched Karl Rove, he said oh he's not gonna urn. I watched Krauthammer, no he won't run. Krauthammer said, he won't run. He won't run because this is the single greatest group of talent perhaps in the history of the republican party. In fact, a month before, I said to my wife, wow, I just -- don't forget, Krauthammer wanted us to go into Iraq and bomb the hell. We've done a great job by doing that, and I was against doing that, folks. I was against it. These guys all wanted to bomb the hell out of Iraq. We've done a great job in doing that. We've totally destabilized the Middle East. What a mess we have, okay? What a total mess we have. And by the way, who takes over Iraq? Iran. 15:03:36 Not only do they make the Iran deal, I used to say that's the great deal I've seen. They gotta $150 billion back. They have the right to go wild with nuclear weapons eventually. They don't to make them, they can buy them. But, you know what? They make great -- and I used to say that's one of the greatest deals I've ever seen. I don't say that anymore. Greatest deal is that for years and years and years, decades and decades, they fought each other. And one went ten feet this way, ten feet that way, ten feet three, four years. Then they rested. Then go again, again, again. Saddam Hussein drops a little gas. Iran complains, you're not supposed to do that. The world goes crazy. And then they rest. 15:04:14 Then again. Okay, this has gone on forever. Then we come in and obliterate one of the two. Obliterate it. And now, what have we done? We have given Iran Iraq. Okay? As sure as you're sitting. Now I've been saying this for a long time. But Iran is essentially controlling Iraq. Iran is now very shortly, they're gonna just walk in. They don't have to fire a shot. And the people running Iraq are so in the pocket of Iran. And why wouldn't they be? Cause they figure, we're gone. You know, we're gone. So Iran is gonna take over Iraq. A lot of people don't know that Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the entire world. A lot of people don't know that. 15:05:00 So look what's happening, look what's happening to Iran. Look what we've done by sheer stupidity. So a lot of these people, they said, bomb, bomb, bomb. And I said, although what did I know? I was in business. Right? I didn't know. A lot people weren't asking me. But I said if you do that, you're gonna destabilize the Middle East. And hence, you have the migration. And hence, you have people going all over the world. Look at the problems in Germany. Look at the crime. I have friends in Germany that for years, they'd say, the greatest country, the greatest country, they love Germany, and now they're saying, we're leaving. They're leaving Germany. Look what they've done to different -- look at Brussels. How beautiful a place was Brussels. And look at what's going on. Look at Paris. Look what's happening in paris. And it's far worse than you people understand. It's far worse than people understand. In fact, there was actually a story that Paris is so, so, so out of control, so dangerous. Look at what's going on. 15:05:57 And we have Hillary Clinton wanting to take in over 500% more than Obama. No, think of it, than Obama, of people that will cause us problems like you will not believe. Not all of them. But look what one man did. One whack job. He's a whacko. Look what one whack job did. One radical Islamic terrorist. And he pledged himself to ISIS. Here's a guy, he's shooting people, and pledging himself to ISIS as he's shooting. Okay? He's calling people and talking about ISIS. ISIS. Look what one man has done to this country. Look what one man has done to the state, the great, great, great state of Florida that I love and Orlando, amazing place. This is one man. 15:06:48 We're letting in millions of people. It doesn't take large amounts. This could be the great Trojan horse. We all know the story of the Trojan horse. But this could be the great story of the Trojan horse. All because we have leadership and weak people like Hillary. She's weak. She's weak. Bernie Sanders said about Hillary Clinton that she can't be president, because she has bad judgement. Okay, she said it, i didn't say it, I would never say a thing like that. [ laughter ] And then I hear her, I hear her saying, you know reading right off, always teleprompters, she goes, Donald Trump, does not have the temperament to be president. 15:07:39 And then the, you know the people back, oh she gave a great speech. Oh, give me a break. Gave a great speech. You think she's the president? Take a look at her, you'd think she's the president? I don't think so. I don't think so. [ boos ] Donald Trump doesn't have the temperment. And I'll tell you something, I started thinking about it. And I was gonna say, I absolutely have a great temperament, and I've done great things. Hey look, I went into television, had "The Apprentice." Great hit. One of the most successful reality shows, right? I did books. Many best sellers. Many. The Art of the Deal's one of the biggest selling, certainly one of the biggest selling book of all time, by far. 15:08:13 So, I did books, tremendous success. Real estate, I have some of the greatest assets in the world. You look at my numbers, very low debt, tremendous everything, okay? I filed over 100 something odd pages. But listen to this, okay, so listen. We have, we have a great study in contrasts. So I started thinking about temperament, and I was gonna share, I do have a good temperment, I do. And then I said to myself, well wait a minute, she's probably right about one thing. I have a very tough temperament. She said, you know, but very controlled. But we need tough temperament today. We can't have this weakness. We can't have weakness. My temperament's tough. My temperament is very solid. I don't lose control. I've been doing this for a long time, folks. You've been watching me for a long time. Do you know, in New York, I want in a massive landslide. Who knows me better than the people of New York? Nobody knows me better. 15:09:07 Nobody. I won in a massive landslide, and we have 3 people. Now, New York knows me better. I've been there for a long time. If I didn't have a good temperment, I couldn't have won New York. They know me -- oh, do I get publicity. Do I get -- they write about me every day, every hour. It's always been this way. I don't know why. I don't know why. They had their debate. So Fox and the debate had 24 million people, it was actually even more than that, but 24 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television. Now, I don't think it was for Jeb, but maybe I'm wrong, okay? 15:09:42 [ laughter ] By the way, Jeb is working on the movement. Just so you understand. I love competition like that. I love it. So, so look, look. Low energy. I didn't say it, you did. Okay. No Jeb is one of the people that's working. But the other one should be obvious to you, but we'll figure that out very easily. Okay ready? So, so, when you look and when you see. And when you see what we have to do, we have to get out there. We have 24 million people. They watch. We have 23. The next two weeks. CNN puts a debate. 23 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television for CNN. Here, CNN covers wars, covers everything, right? So you have the largest audience in the history of cable television, and then a few weeks later -- oh yeah, they do say the debate with Hillary will be, it's gonna blow everything away. 15:10:37 Oh, I look forward to that debate. Oh, do I look forward to that debate. [ cheers and applause ] I look so forward to that debate. But think of this, so CNN a few weeks later has another debate. And they get the largest audience they've ever had. In the history of CNN. You know, that's pretty impressive right? And Variety and the magazines say, the Trump debate drew record ratings, okay. Just like they said the profits. But, here's the thing about the debate. So the debates go on. And a lot of people say, what was the biggest surprise? Well I didn't know myself as a debater, because I never debated. I create jobs, I do deals, I do business, I do this stuff, right? I don't debate. I guess my life is a debate. But I don't debate professionally. 15:11:19 And I hear all these politicians. They're debaters. We debate. Hillary Clinton supposedly said debate her. Give me a break. Will she be allowed to bring the teleprompter onto the debate stage? So, so, so what happens is we start the debates. And I never did it before. And I'm saying, but think of that. I was in 11 debates. And of the 11 debates, I think it was 11. Of the 11 debates, I was on center stage for every single debate. Meaning, you're number one. And of the 11 debates, of the 11 debates, Drudge, fantastic guy, Time magazine, Slate, they do polls. I think I really helped the polling business. I talk about polls. I like polls. 15:12:04 But only if I'm winning. I don't like them otherwise. And we're starting to catch up very rapidly, so. Pretty soon. The polling companies are gonna have their day in the sun pretty soon I think. So here's the story. So, of all of these debates, I think the 7 of them they cover, they have online polls. Hundreds of thousands of people vote. And on every single debate, by every single poll, I won every debate. Which is pretty good. Which is pretty good. You know, I don't know. I think it's pretty good. But we are going to do things that are going to be great. And a lot of people don't want me in, because they don't wanna see strong borders, okay? They don't wanna see strong -- I wanna see strong borders. They don't wanna see me job creating. They don't wanna see what I'm gonna do to help the minories. Because we have problems in this country. 15:12:56 We, I will do more for African Americans than Barack Obama has ever done. And believe me, he's done nothing. He's done nothing. He's done nothing but talk. He's done nothing but talk. And the Hispanics. So I employ thousands of Hispanics. Thank you. Where's Miriam. Where is Miriam. Where is she? Thank you. No, I employ thousands of Hispanics. Where's Miriam? She's shy. She doesn't wanna -- she has been so amazing. Where is -- thank you. Thank you. She goes around and says Donald Trump is gonna do more for Mexicans and Hispanics and I appreciate it. Thank you. 15:13:48 Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you darling. So nice. No, she's been amazing. And she knows. Because I'm gonna bring our jobs back, folks. We're bringing our jobs back. Look at Carrier. They fired everybody. They're moving to mexico. So many companies moving to Mexico. I mean, I have a list that's a mile long. They're moving to Mexico. Firing everybody. Then they make the product, not only in mexico, they make the product, they sell it into the United States, no tax, no nothing. And you know what happens? We're gonna lose a lot more companies. We're gonna lose a lot more companies. 15:14:28 If I'm president, we're not gonna lose anything. We're not gonna lose any companies. We're not gonna lose -- and I say that strongly. Because you know what? These guys don't know. I've been watching this discussion. Because for 7 or 8 years, we have been just, it's been an onslaught. And longer than that. In all fairness to Obama, long before Obama. It was called NAFTA. It was signed by Bill Clinton. And it didn't affect Bill Clinton. But it affected everybody that followed Bill Clinton. And believe me folks, it has been a disaster for this country. When I won New York state and Pennsylvania, when I won Maryland and Connecticut and Rhode Island, and when I won all of these states. And when I won Indiana, thank you Bobby Knight, boy did Bobby Knight help. Boy did Bobby Knight, that was -- Coach Knight. 900 wins. But when I won all of these states, I really got to know -- even New York State. I knew it well. 15:15:22 I knew there were tremendous problems in upstate New York. But I had no idea. When I toured those upstate areas of Albany and Rome. The real Rome, Rome New York. Okay, that's, I call that the real Rome. But, Syracuse. And you see building after building after building empty, falling down. Just a horrible sight. All over. You could buy them, folks, for could buy them for a dollar. And you know what? I'll give you, maybe, some real estate advice. Go out and buy them. And if I win, you're gonna make a hell of a lot of money. Okay? In fact, Phil Ruffin would get up and leave before the speech is over. He's headed to upstate New York right now. No, but it's true. It's true. Building after building -- by the thousands. By the thousands. And I have staticians that work for me. And before I used to speak, when we were in the primary, I'd say give me the information on upstate New York. Give me the information on Long Island. Give me the information on all these places. 15:16:23 Pennsylvania in particular. Look at West Virginia, what they've done to our coal miners. They've destroyed. Hillary Clinton said I'll put the coal miners and the mines out of business. That was not a smart statement. And then she had to go there -- [ boos ] And look at the numbers I've gotten in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And I look -- because we're gonna bring the coal industry. And we're gonna bring every industry. We're gonna bring our energy industry back. We're gonna bring it back. We're gonna bring it back. You know, because of technology, folks. Because of technology, we have learned things, frankly, and we realize that we have wealth that we never knew we had. Over the last six or seven years, there are many forms of technology that have given us an awareness that's unbelievable. What's happened is unbelievable. So we're gonna bring these things back. And we're gonna start paying off our debt. And we're not gonna let our companies, now here's what we're going to do. So Carrier says they're leaving. I would call them and say very nicely, you know my wife gives me a very hard time. 15:17:19 She said, darling, you're president. You cannot call an air conditioning company. I said, that's okay, it's so much fun. It's like a 2 minute call. If I could save 1400 jobs in 2 minutes, let me do it. But I'd call. Meaning, I'd call. Somebody calls. Somebody calls. I got a call. Maybe I should do it, right? And I say very simply, you just fired 1400 people, you're moving to Mexico, enjoy it. Enjoy it. I respect Mexico so much for taking all of our businesses, so much of our business. But let me just tell you. Here is the story. Every air conditioning unit that you make, that you sell across, our now very, very strong border, you will be paying a 35% tax on that unit., If you leave. If you leave. Now our country has been working on this problem for years. 15:18:13 And they did all sorts of deals. Like zero interest loans and we'll give you money. They don't need money. They don't want money. How about the deals where they gave them really cheap money and they left anyway? You know, it's like great. Try collecting. They don't need money. 100% they don't leave. If I talk to them for two minutes. Phil, would you say two minutes or do I need 3? I think in 2. He says 1. Phil said 1 minute. But, in a quick conversation, and we're not gonna move. And they're not gonna be calling lobbyists. 15:18:48 Because, you know, I spent 15 million on my own campaign of my money . Okay, of my money. [ cheers and applause ] And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? 15:19:25 Otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I'll just keep funding my own campaign. I'm okay with that. That's the easy way. I mean, for me, that's the easy way. But hopefully I can continue to go the way we're going. This weekend we raised a lot of money. We've raised a lot of money for the republican party. We'll keep doing it. Cause we do have tremendous support within the party. That I can tell you. We have tremendous support. Okay. So, what's going to happen with Carrier, what's gonna happen with any of them is they're gonna say, uh, we wanna talk about this. Then they're gonna hire a lobbyist. The lobbyists are gonna call. I'll say, I'm not giving you guys anything. Now if they call Hillary, 100%, they have a lobby -- they have a lobbyist in Washington. He's got Hillary Clinton stamped on his forehead. 15:20:04 Okay, it's 100%. With me, it doesn't work that way, okay? With me, it doesn't work that way. Within 24 hours, they would call and say, sir, we're very excited to stay in the United States. We'll stay in Indiana. Or they'll go someplace else. But they're staying in the United States. Now multiply that times thousands. Times thousands and thousands of companies. That's what you're talking about. You're not talking about 100 companies or 10, you're talking about thousands of companies have left. Thousands of companies are being killed by monetary manipulation. Okay? Thousands. We're not gonna let this happen. 15:20:45 Remember this. China -- we have rebuilt China. They have taken so much. We owe China now $1.7 trillion. Think of it. They beat us at every front. They kick the hell out of us. And we owe them money. How about Japan? We owe Japan $1.6 trillion. Now think of that one. They sell the cars, the big boats coming in, the biggest ships you've ever seen. I mean, if Wayne Newton could get one of his big audiences onto one of those ships, you would be very proud. I'm telling you Wayne. Wayne, would you stand up again? Come here. I mean, we love this guy. [ cheers and applause ] We love Wayne. We love our. You know, it's sort of like a weird experience, cause all of my life, I've been watching Wayne Newton. And now I'm performing for him. What the hell is going on over here. And the problem is, I like him better than I like myself. 15:21:47 So anyway. So, so all of this is gonna come back. Now, you have people in both parties that don't like the things I'm saying. Okay? You have people in both parties. But you know, cause I have the smartest people. A lot of people are saying that. That's even showing up. I have the most dedicated people. I have the best people. I have the best people. I have the best people. And they get it. But a lot of people, a lot of people, don't like strong borders. They don't want the wall. We're gonna have the wall, folks. We gotta have the wall. We gotta have the wall. And the wall is gonna stop drug trafficking. It's gonna help with the drugs. You know, the drugs are pouring into our country, and poisoning our youth and others beyond what anybody has any idea. If you look at New Hampshire, which I won. I love New Hampshire, because it was my first victory. It's my first victory. I never ran for office. By the way, am I doing a good job? Am I doing a good job? [ cheers and applause ] Right? I never did this before. But I love New Hampshire. And the people of New Hampshire got together with me, and they said their biggest problem is heroin. 15:22:54 I said Heroin? Just doesn't work with the beautiful trees and streams and lakes. I said heroin? And it turns about to be -- they have a tremendous. And they have it in Massachusetts. And South Carolina. They have it in all of these places. All of these places. And it's pouring across. And three weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump. They've never, ever endorsed a presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] And I asked them and they told me. They said, Mr. Trump, you need the wall. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio, great guy. Tough, right? Sheriff Joe from Arizona -- in fact when I finish this, I'm going to Arizona. I'll be Arizona in a little while doing the same thing with big, big beautiful crowds. But, Sheriff Joe endorsed Donald Trump. Folks, we know what we're doing. Okay? We know what we're doing. We are going to make this country so strong again. We're gonna save your social security. 15:23:57 We're gonna save your second amendment, which Hillary Clinton wants to abolish. Hillary Clinton wants to abolish your second amendment. And I got the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the NRA. One of the earliest endorsements they've ever given. And let me tell you, between Wayne and Chris and all of those people, these are great people. These are people, and it gets lost, it gets lost in the debate. These are people that love our country. Just remember that. These are people that love or country. And you know, I've said before, some people thought it was a harsh statement. But if in Paris where 130 people died, toughest gun laws in the world, by the way. There were no guns on the other side. 15:24:42 These thugs walked in -- probably if there were, if they knew there were, they probably wouldn't have gone in there in the first place, okay. They knew there were no guns. But, toughest gun laws in the world. 130 people died. San Bernardino, 14 people died. Friends, they were friends, they killed the 14 people and so many, so badly injured. And by the way, Paris, the hospitals are still loaded with people. So horrible. And what we had this weekend. If there were a couple of folks, man, woman, had a gun strapped right here, right here, right here. [ cheers and applause ] Or a gun strapped very nicely to the ankle. And this no good, this no good sick, sick perverted, horrible terrorist, terrorist was in there starting the shooting, one of those people would have had those bullets going the other way, folks. It would have been a whole different story. It would have been a whole different story. [ cheers and applause ] 15:25:48 So we're gonna make our nation rich again. We're a poor nation. We lose to everybody. We defend Japan. They don't pay us the right money. They will. They will. You know, the press never says the second. I said, no, no. In a deal, you always have to be prepared to walk. They'll tell you that. You always have to be prepared. Not that you wanna walk, but have to be prepared. So here's Hillary Clinton when she heard about what I said about Japan. He is not being loyal to our allies. We will always stay with our allies. Well now, they're never gonna negotiate. Why would they negotiate? Why? But we have all of these nations that we defend. South Korea. Try buying a television outside of South Korea. Not easy. 15:26:31 I buy thousands and thousands of television sets. Very tough to buy them outside of South Korea, except for Sony which, not doing so well lately, okay? From Japan. But let me just tell you. South Korea, we defend, costs us a fortune. They pay something. But not what they should be saying. Japan, we defend. Billions and billions of dollars. A general gets up, Donald Trump is wrong. He was sent by Obama. Nice looking guy, general. He said, doesn't he understand that Japan pays us 50% of the cost? So he's saying Japan pays us 50% of the cost of their defense. So the press called me up, Mr. Trump, they said that Japan pays 50% of the cost. What do you -- how do you respond? I said, why don't they pay 100%, right? 15:27:22 Right? [ cheers and applause ] Right, right? I mean, we're defending Japan. So we defend Germany. Germany. Think Germany's a rich nation? I wanna tell you, it's a rich nation, but I'll tell you what, gonna have problems with what she did. But regardless, rich nation. Now, we have Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, when the oil prices were high, was making $1 billion a day. We pay rent on our bases. We pay them rent. We defend Saudi Arabia. Now listen. Saudi Arabia, I have a lot of friends from Saudi Arabia. All that stuff, right? But you know what? This is a country that has nothing but money. They have nothing but money. Not strong defense. That if we weren't there, they would've been gone 25 years ago. 15:28:13 Okay? 25 years ago. You remember the incident with Iraq when Iraq went into Kuwait and then they started looking at Saudi Arabia. And the Saudis didn't do so well. And then we had those marines of ours with the stuff under their eyes, and boy that was the end of that. Remember that? People forget these little stories, folks. So we defend Saudi Arabia. They don't pay us nearly what we should be paying. So essentially, we subsidize all of these countries. South Korea, with this guy, call him a maniac, call him whatever you want. Every time he raises his hand or raises his head, we send our ships, our planes, our this. We have 28 thousand soldiers on the line between North and South Korea. They pay us peanuts. 15:28:59 How stupid are we? How stupid are we? A country like Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist for a week. You know, when Iran took over Yemen. They don't want Yemen. They want the border, because it's a huge long border between Saudi -- they want the oil in Saudi Arabia. That's why they fight for Yemen. That's why they're in there fighting. Think of this, we're making a deal with Iran, and we're fighting iran in Yemen, when you make the deal aren't you supposed to sort of solve everything? And Kerry said he didn't wanna bring it up, because he didn't wanna complicate the negotiation. This guy's an idiot. [ boos ] 15:29:34 No, think of it. Yemen, we're fighting them. They're on the other side. We're on one side. We don't know whose side we're on. Cause, you know, we're on the side of the rebels. We have no idea who the rebels are. You ever see all our rebels? Our rebels turn out to be worse than the guys who were there in the first place. We're on the side of the rebels. And then the rebels turn out to be like the worst. But, we're fighting Iran. They're on the other side. And we're fighting, fighting. And he's out there negotiating. And then he goes on a bicycle race, he breaks his leg at 73. And I tell people, I give you my word, I will never enter a bicycle race. I promise. During a major negotiation. 15:30:15 I mean, the guy comes out. He's got a whole thing, with the outfit, the helmet, the whole deal. Right? The helmet. I think he even had the stickers on him, right? I said, what is this guy? He thinks he's in the Tour de France or something. What is he doing? We're in the middle of a very important negotiation that frankly he should have walked away from until we got our prisoners back. And he should have never agreed to give back the $150 billion. But here's the guy in the middle of a negotiation, breaks his leg. And he's out of business. I mean, it, I can't tell you folks. It is -- and I think the reason I have this tremendous support is because, you know what? A lot of it's common sense. 15:30:52 Okay? A lot of it's common sense. It's not even -- it's not even like, you could say he's a great businessman, he -- a lot of it's common sense. 99% of the people in this room would do just as well. I mean, it's like, simple stuff. We're being led by people that don't know what they're doing. Now here's what's gonna happen. So we're gonna start winning again. We're gonna have strong borders, we're gonna have the wall, we're gonna be respected again. We're gonna win with our military, we're gonna knock the hell out of ISIS. We have to do that, folks. That I have to tell you. [ cheers and applause ] Normally I would say, no. But it's gotten to a point and because of the power of weaponry, we have to do that. We really have no choice. So we have to knock the hell out of them. 15:31:33 But our military is totally depleted. You see our old jets, where we're taking parts from old airplane graveyards and museums. We have the planes in the museums and we're using them as our fighters. And other countries have modern fighter jets. This is the United States of America. Can you believe what's happening to us? So we're gonna -- our military's depleted. Horribly depleted. LAS VEGAS, NV - Sending this wider than usual because multiple times in his speech Donald Trump went after Republicans for not lining up to support the billionaire's campaign. > >"And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit, you know. >>I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. (14:47:25) And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. >>And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? On the movement to stop Trump, he pondered who they would put up since he beat all the people that ran adding to do so would be "illegal". "I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries."(14:34:15) Going after President Obama once again for the response to the Orlando shooter, he called the President "pathetic". "If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. (14:54:10) And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump." Trump heads to Phoenix for a rally there - Candace/Bruce/Phelps are there. BACK OF THE BOOK.BERNIE IS A BED BUG. Enjoy this read.. (15:00:25) "Crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up, this guy doesn't give up! Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up! Crazy Bernie, he's crazy as a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit, he doesn't quit. gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks, he should continue to go forward.. he should fight to the last day. Well he's waiting for really, the FBI to do what everybody thinks they're going to do."
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WASH 5 DONALD TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV C16 061416 1400 TRUMP LAS VEGAS NV FS3 80 14:31:54 Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Oh, I love you people. I love Las Vegas! I love this state. And if you ever need a room, I have a very nice building right down the street. You know? Hey, and I have to thank Mr and Mrs. Phil Ruffin, the room is great. We've got people in every room he's got ever here. His restaurant's now are full. This is what took so long. And the worst thing we can do, folks, is we're all together, right? This is a movement. The worst thing we can do is start a rally -- because if there's one empty seat, the press will say, oh the room didn't fill up, Trump isn't doing -- 14:32:34 Outside, you have thousands of people trying to get in. [ cheers ] And, I hate to say it, because I liked them and they work very hard, TSA lets them in. And it's working out so good. I'm not happy about it. But I have to put up with it. But they have, you know, the machines. And they didn't bring enough machines. And I don't know if the great Wayne Newton has that problem when he performs, but I love Wayne. I'll talk about Wayne in a second. But we have to be very careful of that. Because let's say I came out 10 or 15 minutes ago. Even though there are thousands of people outside, all of the conference rooms have people, they have closed circuit television. The whole hotel is packed, filled. You've never had anything like this. And he owns it. So, f I had like three empty seats, they'll say oh this is terrible. 14:33:30 And they are still piling into this room. But I think it's time we begin. Do we agree? Do we agree? [ cheers and applause ] Okay. So we have amazing people here. Amazing friends are here. And it's been going really well. You know, I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries. 14:34:15 So that's more votes than ever received in the primaries in the history of the Republican party. Okay. [ cheers and applause ] We beat a lot of people. 16 people. There were a total of 17 including myself. One after another. Boom. Boom. Boom. It was a beautiful thing to behold. Okay. A beautiful thing. It was a beautiful thing. Yeah. That's great. Just keep filling them in. That's right. Isn't it better that we're starting now. We have to. They're not happy outside but what the heck are we going to do? So it was a beautiful thing to behold. But think of this, so we got almost 14 million votes. We won 36, 37 states, which is -- others won none. People that won none are saying maybe we can get something at the convention. Doesn't work that way, folks. You would have -- because we have, you know, one of the things that we'll say we have by far the most loyal followers. Right. By far. You know, other of the candidates, I mean, take a look at this today. They've never had anything like this where every room is full, every conference room, every restaurant is loaded with people. 14:35:36 I hope you put close circuit in, Phil, they're gonna be so angry. But I think you did. This guy doesn't hold back. Believe me. But so when we get 37 states, when we get 37 states -- [ cheers and applause ] Oh, we love our police. We love our police. Thank you, thank you, officers. Thank you. [ boos ] Thank you. That's very nice. Thank you. By the way, how great are our police? Okay. They don't get enough credit. They don't get enough credit. They don't They take abuse. They don't get the credit they deserve. Believe me. So we won 37 states. We won 14 million. 14:36:41 We beat Ronald Reagan, who we love, we beat Richard Nixon, we beat Dwight D. Eisenhower. We beat everybody. We beat bush. We beat the Bushes. We beat the bushes. And by a lot. I don't mean we like edged it. I don't mean, like, you know, I mean by a lot! And now you have a couple of guys that were badly defeated and they're trying to organize maybe, like, a little bit of a delegate revolt. Maybe. Now, number one, you know, Reince Priebus -- you know what that is? Right? RNC. No, he's a good guy. And the Republican National Committee, they put out a statement. They can't do it. It's not legal. You can't do it. You're not allowed to do it. How would you like to have a party where we start it off with 17 or 18 people, actually, including somebody I won't mention, because I'm not looking to embarrass anybody, but it's 18 if you want to include somebody. Okay. 14:37:40 But how would you like to have a party, Wayne, and he's married to a great lawyer. So she understands this better than Wayne but Wayne has a better voice. Right? But how would you like to have a party where myself and others travel the country and worked for a long time. That was shorter than I thought. Because remember, I was supposed to maybe be able to pull it out at the convention and we pulled it out two months before the convention. Do you remember -- do you remember when they said 1237. That's the delegates. 123-- He cannot reach that number. He cannot reach that number. And I kept saying, what's the big deal? And one of the people, who probably hasn't quite given up yet -- one of the people was trying to buy up all the second ballot people, right. And I kept saying let them have them. Because It's expensive to get them. 14:38:40 And, by the way, I spent less money than any other candidate and I ended up in first place and they ended up boom. So now I hear after beating them fair and square. I mean, I beat them fair and square. Actually, a couple of the commentators that are negative people, actually, cause most of them are. But a couple of the commentators that are negative people said whether you like him or you don't, he beat them fair and square. [ cheers ] And then they said he didn't beat them by a little bit. He beat them by a lot. We beat them by a lot. Alright? So how would you like to have a party where somebody goes out and beats them by a lot and wins not only the vote. Largest in the history of the party. Not only wins 37 states and nobody was even, you know, like remotely close. I mean, some of these guys had none. How would you like to have that? A guy it's an all-time record, gets almost 14 million votes over a period of like nine months. 14:39:48 He gets 37 states, he gets tremendous support, he has sold out arenas, no matter where he goes. Yesterday in Houston, people said they have never seen crowds like that. One of the reporters, a good reporter, actually, from NBC, Halie, she just said, but are your crowds as big as they used to be? I said they're bigger. They're bigger. They're actually bigger. No, they're bigger. You had to see Houston, Texas last night. We were in a big arena, held about 5,000 people. That's not a big one for us, but that was biggest one we could get on short notice. And on short notice we had a line that went five abreast forever. And it's the biggest subject in all of Texas. They had helicopters over. They couldn't believe what they were seeing. They've never seen anything like it. And our crowds are bigger. Our enthusiasm is more. A poll came out OAN, a very good poll. Very -- he's actually, they've, it's a very good group of people, a poll OAN came out where I'm statistically even with crooked Hillary. And she is crooked, folks. Believe me. She is crooked. 14:41:01 Hillary Clinton doesn't have, I'll tell you what. Hillary Clinton, and you can say it anyway you want. But she doesn't have the integrity. She doesn't have the integrity to be president. And perhaps equally important, she's got very, very bad judgment. You just look at what she's done. You just look. Okay. So how would you like to be in a party where Trump wins. Where Trump keeps winning. Where Trump has the biggest crowds. Where Trump gets by the way the highest ratings in the history of television. They had a story in Variety -- I don't like to brag, but we have to brag every once in awhile, right? 14:41:47 They had a story in variety where a big headline, big massive headline. And the story was that Trump makes massive profits for cable networks. And networks. But massive. And then it went on to say that records in viewership, they're setting records in advertising. They're making a fortune., What are we getting out of -- we get nothing but maybe. But maybe we're gonna get the presidency. And we're gonna straighten out our country. Okay? We're gonna straighten out our country. [ cheers and applause ] And we'll have Wayne at that inaugural ball, Wayne will be with me, Wayne. Ba, ba, ba. So, so there's a little movement. And I just heard today where it's coming from. It's coming from people that have been badly defeated. 14:42:38 But wouldn't that be funny? Okay. A guy got much less votes, he got no states. Ladies and gentlemen, our nominee is -- I don't think so. I mean, forget about the legality, cause it's not legal. Forget about the fact that the republican national committee put out a statement last night saying it's all made up by the press folks, believe me. By these people right here. It's all made up by the press. [ boos ] Okay? It's all made up. It's a hoax. I'm telling you. These are the most dishonest people. Not all of them. Not all of them. But these are -- this is a story. I watch CNN yesterday. Knowing it can't happen, breaking news, there will be this and that at the convention. Who are they gonna pick? 14:43:28 I beat everybody. But I don't mean beat, I beat the hell out of them. [ cheers and applause ] Right? Beat the hell out of them. And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the republicans could help us a little bit, you know. Okay? Just a little bit. I mean, I have people that are so -- that I've done so much for that frankly we've done a great job for -- all of us. You know, the republican party has increased, the voter turnout. Forget about me. I set the all time record. Guess what? The republican party, in the prairies, is up 70%, right? 14:44:17 I think it's even more. 70, 70% from 4 years ago. 70% more people have voted in the primaries. [ audience interruption ] Is it because of me? Oh say it. A woman -- I'm doing well with women. Go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] Thank you. Believe me, I respect women more than Hillary respects women. I can tell you that. Thank you. They're screaming, it's because of you, Mr. Trump, it's because of you. And you know what? I never brag, they happen to be 100% right. 14:44:58 Alright. We -- you take a look at these states. Couple of the states were up 102% from last year. Okay? From four years ago. 102%, it's unheard of. In the whole world, people talk about it. I mean, some people would have said the republican party is stayed. It's not bad, it's stayed. It's not, you know, a little boring maybe. And maybe the ideas weren't right. Because I don't believe -- let it be boring if the ideas are right. But the ideas weren't right. There wasn't strength on the border, our budgets are way out of whack. Look at this last budget that we approved. The Omnibus budget. You know, Obama is a terrible negotiator. 14:45:40 Iran, Iran beats him. Every country beats him. He draws the line in the sand, they beat him. Everybody beats him. But he's a great negotiator when he has to negotiate against the republicans. And we gotta stop. We gotta stop. We gotta stop. They have to focus on budgets, not focus on me. And they view me as an outsider. I have to tell you a little secret, I shouldn't say it, half of you will leave the room. Should I say it? I used to be the ultimate establishment person. I was a massive giver. I gave a lot of money, to everybody. I even gave to democrats. 14:46:17 I mean, I'm in business, right? I gave to democrats. I gave to republicans. But I gave a lot of money. The RGA, republican governor's association, hundreds of thousands of dollars, and I was like establishment. And then one day I said, you know, I'm gonna run. And I announced, and they said, what happened? That's no good. Because I'm not one of them. Because I'm gonna do the right thing. I don't need this folks. I don't need this. I don't need this. [ cheers and applause ] 14:46:48 Phil Ruffin told me this morning, came over, we met. And he's done such an amazing job with this hotel. And his wife is actually much more amazing than him. Alexandra, stand up please. Stand up. She's more amazing than Phil. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ruffin. And he told me this morning, he said, and he was talking to a group of people. And we're raising money for the republican party. And frankly I like doing it. I went around yesterday I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. 14:47:25 And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. And I'm not getting the kind of support . But they don't tell you though, I actually have a lot of support. But they don't talk to the people that support. Wayne Isah, who's a great guy, congressman. So many of the republicans are so supportive. They don't wanna talk about them. If somebody says something just a little bit off, headline, blaring news, breaking news, you know, they use breaking news every time there's an event there's breaking news. 14:47:52 Then when you have a real breaking news event, nobody takes it seriously. Do you ever notice? Breaking news, Donald Trump got up today and tweeted good morning. [ laughter and applause ] Crazy. It's crazy. But they don't talk about that. But I will say, Phil said to me this morning, and he said to a group. He said, you know Donald Trump didn't need to do this. He's made a fortune. He's done a great job, has a great family, an unbelievable -- Phil, do I have an unbelievable business? Stand up please, this guy knows better than -- stand up, stand up. Did I do a good job? 14:48:29 Built an unbelievable business. And I built an unbelievable business, a great, great business. Some of the greatest assets in the world. No matter where. [ protester ] Who's that guy. Is he a friend or foe? Alright, get him out of here please. Get him out. Get him out. [ boos ] Get him out. Could you let somebody else take his place please? >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! 14:49:13 Alright, thank you very much. These are like love fests. You know, a friend of mine came over to me. ANd he said, very rich guy, very successful guy. Not a great guy, but who cares about that? We need these people to help us negotiate with China and with other countries. But he's a guy that is very successful. And he was at an arena where I had 21 thousand people. And I was speaking. And he said, and he's got a lot of guts. Financial guts I call it, you know, different kind of guts. Like, I have financial guys. When I see what our great military people do, I don't know that I'd have those kind of guts, right? Right? These people are fantastic. And we've gotta take care of our military, take care of our vets. 14:49:52 We have to replenish our military and we have to knock the hell out of ISIS. And knock the hell out of ISIS. But he came up to me, and he was with me at this arena. And he saw -- it was in Dallas. And, 21 thousand people. The Mavericks Arena, packed. Including the whole floor. And he said, could I ask you a question? How long have you prepared for this speech? How the hell do you get out there in front of that many people? I said, that's nothing. Because all the networks are covering it live, just like they are right now. He said, how do you do it? Thank you darling. You're right. She gets it. 14:50:29 You're right. And I said honestly -- and he said, how do you do this? He says -- she understands. But he said, how do you do this? How do you speak in front of that many people? He said you could never do it. I said, it's not hard, because I'm telling you ,there is such love in this room. There is such love in these rooms. I really mean it. I really, really mean it. There is such love in these arenas. We had, in Mobile, Alabama we had 35 thousand people. We started in a hotel ballroom. After about an hour, the hotel called, said we can't handle it. We then moved to the convention center. That holds 10 thousand people. They told us after two hours they can't handle it. We moved to a football stadium in Mobile. We had the most unbelievable time. We had 35 thousand people. 14:51:20 In Oklahoma we have these massive crowds. We have massive crowds everywhere. And it's so easy to do what I'm doing, because it's love. It really is love. I'm doing it for love. I'm doing it for this country. I wanna -- we are so off track. W3e are so off track. So, and I'll tell you something. The safest place -- thank you darling -- the safest place to be in this country is at a Trump rally. Remember that. Remember that. It's the safest place to be. Oh good, all the seats have now filled out. And they still, they just said there's 3,000 people outside. All the seats are now filled out. I'm telling you, I'm telling you, the press, if I had -- I'm telling you, we had to do that. That's why I waited. Is it okay that I waited? Yes. Okay. Now they're all filled out. Filled out all over this building. 14:52:11 I don't know. This guy Ruffin must be making a fortune this morning. I don't know. So, the safest place to be, seriously. And our whole theme is make America great again. But I've -- [ cheers ] -- I've revised it. It's make America great again, it's make America safe again. Safe again. It's make America safe again. And, it's also, we wanna do it for everybody. Not just us. We wanna do it for everybody. We wanna help African Americans who are -- you look at African Americans -- thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, man. [ Trump starts clapping ] 14:53:08 African American youth has a 59% rate of unemployment. Okay folks? 59. And we're letting people pour into our country. We have no idea who the hell they are, where they come from, there's no documentation, there's no paper. They come from hostile countries. They come from countries that are tremendous in terms of terrorism. And we're gonna have big problems. If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. 14:54:10 And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump. And I wasn't the only one to say it. Plenty of people saw it. Than he was at the shooter. So, we gotta change our mindset here, folks. We have to be really tough, really smart, really strong. 14:54:41 You know, in the past, we'd have a war. And we'd be fighting Japan. And they had uniforms, we knew who we'd be fighting. And we'd be fighting Germany. And we'd be fighting others. And we knew who our opponent was. We knew who the enemy was. Today, you don't know who the hell it is. And you are going to have, you are going to have problems the likes of which you've never seen unless Donald Trump becomes your president, believe me. [ cheers and applause ] Believe me. 14:55:24 Thank you. >> [ chant ] Trump! Trump! Trump! Thank you. Now we're gonna bring jobs into our country. And that's gonna solve a lot of problems. It's amazing how jobs can solve a lot of problems. Problems that we think we have, all of a sudden, somebody gets a good job, and you don't have the problems. But we're having our jobs ripped off and being sent to other countries, ripped off by currency manipulation where they're lowering the value of their currency and they're making it impossible for our companies to compete. We're being ripped off at every level. And we have leaders that are so stupid, they have no idea what's happening. 14:56:23 I mean, look at the newspapers today. Apple. Good old Apple. I was waiting for this to happen. They've been having their stuff made in China and now China has turned against them. Now here's the bad news. By my saying that, China's very smart, they're gonna say, boy Trump's picked up this one, we'll let Apple -- I'm doing such a service to Apple by even mention it. Because our word is being broadcast all over the world. And Tim Cook should end us a lot of money for what I'm doing. But China is now ripping off Apple, saying you don't have the right to sell a certain product in China. Because somebody else has the right. And they're ripping them off big league. And right now, Apple doesn't know what to do. But it always happens. But you watch. This'll be a headline -- China -- they're smart. I deal with them, they're very smart. 14:57:18 You can do great with them. I made a lot of money with China. The biggest bank in the world is my tenant, I sell condos like crazy to people in China. The Bank of America building in San Francisco indirectly through China. I mean, so much, so much stuff. I did great with China. And I have great respect for China. I'm not knocking China. And I'm not knocking Mexico. And I'm not knocking Japan. I'm not knocking anybody. I think it's great what they do for themselves. But I am knocking our leadership as being grossly incompetent, they don't know what the hell they're doing. They don't know what they're doing. And every time, in all fairness, China is just one of many. But China is the biggest, and it's the biggest abuser. China's an abuser. They abuse our country. Every time they start doing badly -- do you notice? 14:58:11 They knock out their, their currency a little bit lower, a little bit lower. They're not supposed to be doing that. That's like cheating. You know, it's a way of cheating. Now, we do it very little. Because we don't know how to play. They're like grandmasters. They're like grandmasters. And we're like checker players that don't know how to play. That's, no, that's the difference. But it won't be that way. Karl Icon, guys like Ruffin, guys like so many of my people that have backed my, so many of the people that Phil knows. These are the best business people in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. These are the best negotiators in the world. And you know what? You know what? It's very interesting. We're gonna put it up -- I'm the best. Oh, I'm good. Good. But we have the best. We have the greatest business people. We have the greatest negotiators in the world, you know? 14:59:05 We have the greatest. Andy Beal, who's a big supporter. Andy Beel. Beal Bank in Texas. We have such unbelievable people that are supporting me. And they support me, not cause they like me, although I guess that's a part of it. But they're supporting me, cause they hear me -- you ever hear corporate inversion. We have companies that are leaving this country, taxes are too high, and they have trillions of dollars outside of our country, we can't get it back. We can't get it back. Because we have no leader. You know, we have trillions of dollars right now outside of our country. I think it's 5 trillion, they say it's 2.5 trillion, and I think it's much more. We can't bring it back. The democrats wanna bring it back. The republicans wanna bring it back. Every -- who the hell doesn't wanna bring it back? 14:59:47 It's money that we aren't allowing to come back in because of bureaucracy, it's actually not just taxes. The taxes are crazy, only a maniac would bring it back and pay those. It's crazy, too high. High -- we pay the highest taxes in the world. By the way, I have the biggest tax decrease of any candidate that's run for office, and that's close to 20 people. And Hillary Clinton has the biggest tax increase, and she doesn't even wanna talk about it. In my opinion, her taxes have to be close to 60% to pay for what she's talking about. And she got forced into a corner by crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up. 15:00:28 This guy doesn't give up. Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up. You know, crazy Bernie. He's crazy as a bed bug, but you know, he doesn't quit. He doesn't quit. Gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks. He should continue to go forward. [ cheers and applause ] He should fight to the last end. Well he's waiting for really the FBI to what everybody thinks they're going to do. I mean, I think that's it, right? I think he's sort of saying, look, let's hang in there, because ultimately it's called the FBI convention. And then we'll be the only people and we will have done something like Trump did. I wanna be like Trump. 15:01:23 I wanna be like Trump. But I think he's waiting for the FBI convention. We'll see. We'll see. We'll see if the right thing happens. Everybody knows what the right thing is. I've watched and read and seen and talked to great legal scholars. Not one has said that she should be allowed to run for office. Every person that we know of that's done far less than what she's done, their lives have been destroyed And the press doesn't cover it, because the press is so one sided. CNN, as an example, it's called the Clinton News Network. Clinton News Network. [ boos ] No, it's a joke. 15:02:05 It's a joke. The Clinton News Network. So we'll see what happens. But Bernie is in there and Bernie's fighting, and I don't think he should give up. Does anybody think so? I don't think so. If he gives up, we'll say, Bernie you're a loser, you gave up, we can't do that. No, but we'll see. I mean, he's gotta have something in mind. And I personally maybe think that's what he has in mind. So, we're gonna do things for our country that are gonna be amazing. And they've resonated -- look. One year from Thursday, I ran. And everybody said, June 16th. One year. So it's one year and two days now. One year. [ cheers and applause ] One year. 15:02:47 And a lot of people said, I watched Karl Rove, he said oh he's not gonna urn. I watched Krauthammer, no he won't run. Krauthammer said, he won't run. He won't run because this is the single greatest group of talent perhaps in the history of the republican party. In fact, a month before, I said to my wife, wow, I just -- don't forget, Krauthammer wanted us to go into Iraq and bomb the hell. We've done a great job by doing that, and I was against doing that, folks. I was against it. These guys all wanted to bomb the hell out of Iraq. We've done a great job in doing that. We've totally destabilized the Middle East. What a mess we have, okay? What a total mess we have. And by the way, who takes over Iraq? Iran. 15:03:36 Not only do they make the Iran deal, I used to say that's the great deal I've seen. They gotta $150 billion back. They have the right to go wild with nuclear weapons eventually. They don't to make them, they can buy them. But, you know what? They make great -- and I used to say that's one of the greatest deals I've ever seen. I don't say that anymore. Greatest deal is that for years and years and years, decades and decades, they fought each other. And one went ten feet this way, ten feet that way, ten feet three, four years. Then they rested. Then go again, again, again. Saddam Hussein drops a little gas. Iran complains, you're not supposed to do that. The world goes crazy. And then they rest. 15:04:14 Then again. Okay, this has gone on forever. Then we come in and obliterate one of the two. Obliterate it. And now, what have we done? We have given Iran Iraq. Okay? As sure as you're sitting. Now I've been saying this for a long time. But Iran is essentially controlling Iraq. Iran is now very shortly, they're gonna just walk in. They don't have to fire a shot. And the people running Iraq are so in the pocket of Iran. And why wouldn't they be? Cause they figure, we're gone. You know, we're gone. So Iran is gonna take over Iraq. A lot of people don't know that Iraq has some of the largest oil reserves in the entire world. A lot of people don't know that. 15:05:00 So look what's happening, look what's happening to Iran. Look what we've done by sheer stupidity. So a lot of these people, they said, bomb, bomb, bomb. And I said, although what did I know? I was in business. Right? I didn't know. A lot people weren't asking me. But I said if you do that, you're gonna destabilize the Middle East. And hence, you have the migration. And hence, you have people going all over the world. Look at the problems in Germany. Look at the crime. I have friends in Germany that for years, they'd say, the greatest country, the greatest country, they love Germany, and now they're saying, we're leaving. They're leaving Germany. Look what they've done to different -- look at Brussels. How beautiful a place was Brussels. And look at what's going on. Look at Paris. Look what's happening in paris. And it's far worse than you people understand. It's far worse than people understand. In fact, there was actually a story that Paris is so, so, so out of control, so dangerous. Look at what's going on. 15:05:57 And we have Hillary Clinton wanting to take in over 500% more than Obama. No, think of it, than Obama, of people that will cause us problems like you will not believe. Not all of them. But look what one man did. One whack job. He's a whacko. Look what one whack job did. One radical Islamic terrorist. And he pledged himself to ISIS. Here's a guy, he's shooting people, and pledging himself to ISIS as he's shooting. Okay? He's calling people and talking about ISIS. ISIS. Look what one man has done to this country. Look what one man has done to the state, the great, great, great state of Florida that I love and Orlando, amazing place. This is one man. 15:06:48 We're letting in millions of people. It doesn't take large amounts. This could be the great Trojan horse. We all know the story of the Trojan horse. But this could be the great story of the Trojan horse. All because we have leadership and weak people like Hillary. She's weak. She's weak. Bernie Sanders said about Hillary Clinton that she can't be president, because she has bad judgement. Okay, she said it, i didn't say it, I would never say a thing like that. [ laughter ] And then I hear her, I hear her saying, you know reading right off, always teleprompters, she goes, Donald Trump, does not have the temperament to be president. 15:07:39 And then the, you know the people back, oh she gave a great speech. Oh, give me a break. Gave a great speech. You think she's the president? Take a look at her, you'd think she's the president? I don't think so. I don't think so. [ boos ] Donald Trump doesn't have the temperment. And I'll tell you something, I started thinking about it. And I was gonna say, I absolutely have a great temperament, and I've done great things. Hey look, I went into television, had "The Apprentice." Great hit. One of the most successful reality shows, right? I did books. Many best sellers. Many. The Art of the Deal's one of the biggest selling, certainly one of the biggest selling book of all time, by far. 15:08:13 So, I did books, tremendous success. Real estate, I have some of the greatest assets in the world. You look at my numbers, very low debt, tremendous everything, okay? I filed over 100 something odd pages. But listen to this, okay, so listen. We have, we have a great study in contrasts. So I started thinking about temperament, and I was gonna share, I do have a good temperment, I do. And then I said to myself, well wait a minute, she's probably right about one thing. I have a very tough temperament. She said, you know, but very controlled. But we need tough temperament today. We can't have this weakness. We can't have weakness. My temperament's tough. My temperament is very solid. I don't lose control. I've been doing this for a long time, folks. You've been watching me for a long time. Do you know, in New York, I want in a massive landslide. Who knows me better than the people of New York? Nobody knows me better. 15:09:07 Nobody. I won in a massive landslide, and we have 3 people. Now, New York knows me better. I've been there for a long time. If I didn't have a good temperment, I couldn't have won New York. They know me -- oh, do I get publicity. Do I get -- they write about me every day, every hour. It's always been this way. I don't know why. I don't know why. They had their debate. So Fox and the debate had 24 million people, it was actually even more than that, but 24 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television. Now, I don't think it was for Jeb, but maybe I'm wrong, okay? 15:09:42 [ laughter ] By the way, Jeb is working on the movement. Just so you understand. I love competition like that. I love it. So, so look, look. Low energy. I didn't say it, you did. Okay. No Jeb is one of the people that's working. But the other one should be obvious to you, but we'll figure that out very easily. Okay ready? So, so, when you look and when you see. And when you see what we have to do, we have to get out there. We have 24 million people. They watch. We have 23. The next two weeks. CNN puts a debate. 23 million people. The largest audience in the history of cable television for CNN. Here, CNN covers wars, covers everything, right? So you have the largest audience in the history of cable television, and then a few weeks later -- oh yeah, they do say the debate with Hillary will be, it's gonna blow everything away. 15:10:37 Oh, I look forward to that debate. Oh, do I look forward to that debate. [ cheers and applause ] I look so forward to that debate. But think of this, so CNN a few weeks later has another debate. And they get the largest audience they've ever had. In the history of CNN. You know, that's pretty impressive right? And Variety and the magazines say, the Trump debate drew record ratings, okay. Just like they said the profits. But, here's the thing about the debate. So the debates go on. And a lot of people say, what was the biggest surprise? Well I didn't know myself as a debater, because I never debated. I create jobs, I do deals, I do business, I do this stuff, right? I don't debate. I guess my life is a debate. But I don't debate professionally. 15:11:19 And I hear all these politicians. They're debaters. We debate. Hillary Clinton supposedly said debate her. Give me a break. Will she be allowed to bring the teleprompter onto the debate stage? So, so, so what happens is we start the debates. And I never did it before. And I'm saying, but think of that. I was in 11 debates. And of the 11 debates, I think it was 11. Of the 11 debates, I was on center stage for every single debate. Meaning, you're number one. And of the 11 debates, of the 11 debates, Drudge, fantastic guy, Time magazine, Slate, they do polls. I think I really helped the polling business. I talk about polls. I like polls. 15:12:04 But only if I'm winning. I don't like them otherwise. And we're starting to catch up very rapidly, so. Pretty soon. The polling companies are gonna have their day in the sun pretty soon I think. So here's the story. So, of all of these debates, I think the 7 of them they cover, they have online polls. Hundreds of thousands of people vote. And on every single debate, by every single poll, I won every debate. Which is pretty good. Which is pretty good. You know, I don't know. I think it's pretty good. But we are going to do things that are going to be great. And a lot of people don't want me in, because they don't wanna see strong borders, okay? They don't wanna see strong -- I wanna see strong borders. They don't wanna see me job creating. They don't wanna see what I'm gonna do to help the minories. Because we have problems in this country. 15:12:56 We, I will do more for African Americans than Barack Obama has ever done. And believe me, he's done nothing. He's done nothing. He's done nothing but talk. He's done nothing but talk. And the Hispanics. So I employ thousands of Hispanics. Thank you. Where's Miriam. Where is Miriam. Where is she? Thank you. No, I employ thousands of Hispanics. Where's Miriam? She's shy. She doesn't wanna -- she has been so amazing. Where is -- thank you. Thank you. She goes around and says Donald Trump is gonna do more for Mexicans and Hispanics and I appreciate it. Thank you. 15:13:48 Thank you. Thank you very much. I appreciate it. Thank you darling. So nice. No, she's been amazing. And she knows. Because I'm gonna bring our jobs back, folks. We're bringing our jobs back. Look at Carrier. They fired everybody. They're moving to mexico. So many companies moving to Mexico. I mean, I have a list that's a mile long. They're moving to Mexico. Firing everybody. Then they make the product, not only in mexico, they make the product, they sell it into the United States, no tax, no nothing. And you know what happens? We're gonna lose a lot more companies. We're gonna lose a lot more companies. 15:14:28 If I'm president, we're not gonna lose anything. We're not gonna lose any companies. We're not gonna lose -- and I say that strongly. Because you know what? These guys don't know. I've been watching this discussion. Because for 7 or 8 years, we have been just, it's been an onslaught. And longer than that. In all fairness to Obama, long before Obama. It was called NAFTA. It was signed by Bill Clinton. And it didn't affect Bill Clinton. But it affected everybody that followed Bill Clinton. And believe me folks, it has been a disaster for this country. When I won New York state and Pennsylvania, when I won Maryland and Connecticut and Rhode Island, and when I won all of these states. And when I won Indiana, thank you Bobby Knight, boy did Bobby Knight help. Boy did Bobby Knight, that was -- Coach Knight. 900 wins. But when I won all of these states, I really got to know -- even New York State. I knew it well. 15:15:22 I knew there were tremendous problems in upstate New York. But I had no idea. When I toured those upstate areas of Albany and Rome. The real Rome, Rome New York. Okay, that's, I call that the real Rome. But, Syracuse. And you see building after building after building empty, falling down. Just a horrible sight. All over. You could buy them, folks, for could buy them for a dollar. And you know what? I'll give you, maybe, some real estate advice. Go out and buy them. And if I win, you're gonna make a hell of a lot of money. Okay? In fact, Phil Ruffin would get up and leave before the speech is over. He's headed to upstate New York right now. No, but it's true. It's true. Building after building -- by the thousands. By the thousands. And I have staticians that work for me. And before I used to speak, when we were in the primary, I'd say give me the information on upstate New York. Give me the information on Long Island. Give me the information on all these places. 15:16:23 Pennsylvania in particular. Look at West Virginia, what they've done to our coal miners. They've destroyed. Hillary Clinton said I'll put the coal miners and the mines out of business. That was not a smart statement. And then she had to go there -- [ boos ] And look at the numbers I've gotten in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. And I look -- because we're gonna bring the coal industry. And we're gonna bring every industry. We're gonna bring our energy industry back. We're gonna bring it back. We're gonna bring it back. You know, because of technology, folks. Because of technology, we have learned things, frankly, and we realize that we have wealth that we never knew we had. Over the last six or seven years, there are many forms of technology that have given us an awareness that's unbelievable. What's happened is unbelievable. So we're gonna bring these things back. And we're gonna start paying off our debt. And we're not gonna let our companies, now here's what we're going to do. So Carrier says they're leaving. I would call them and say very nicely, you know my wife gives me a very hard time. 15:17:19 She said, darling, you're president. You cannot call an air conditioning company. I said, that's okay, it's so much fun. It's like a 2 minute call. If I could save 1400 jobs in 2 minutes, let me do it. But I'd call. Meaning, I'd call. Somebody calls. Somebody calls. I got a call. Maybe I should do it, right? And I say very simply, you just fired 1400 people, you're moving to Mexico, enjoy it. Enjoy it. I respect Mexico so much for taking all of our businesses, so much of our business. But let me just tell you. Here is the story. Every air conditioning unit that you make, that you sell across, our now very, very strong border, you will be paying a 35% tax on that unit., If you leave. If you leave. Now our country has been working on this problem for years. 15:18:13 And they did all sorts of deals. Like zero interest loans and we'll give you money. They don't need money. They don't want money. How about the deals where they gave them really cheap money and they left anyway? You know, it's like great. Try collecting. They don't need money. 100% they don't leave. If I talk to them for two minutes. Phil, would you say two minutes or do I need 3? I think in 2. He says 1. Phil said 1 minute. But, in a quick conversation, and we're not gonna move. And they're not gonna be calling lobbyists. 15:18:48 Because, you know, I spent 15 million on my own campaign of my money . Okay, of my money. [ cheers and applause ] And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? 15:19:25 Otherwise I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I'll just keep funding my own campaign. I'm okay with that. That's the easy way. I mean, for me, that's the easy way. But hopefully I can continue to go the way we're going. This weekend we raised a lot of money. We've raised a lot of money for the republican party. We'll keep doing it. Cause we do have tremendous support within the party. That I can tell you. We have tremendous support. Okay. So, what's going to happen with Carrier, what's gonna happen with any of them is they're gonna say, uh, we wanna talk about this. Then they're gonna hire a lobbyist. The lobbyists are gonna call. I'll say, I'm not giving you guys anything. Now if they call Hillary, 100%, they have a lobby -- they have a lobbyist in Washington. He's got Hillary Clinton stamped on his forehead. 15:20:04 Okay, it's 100%. With me, it doesn't work that way, okay? With me, it doesn't work that way. Within 24 hours, they would call and say, sir, we're very excited to stay in the United States. We'll stay in Indiana. Or they'll go someplace else. But they're staying in the United States. Now multiply that times thousands. Times thousands and thousands of companies. That's what you're talking about. You're not talking about 100 companies or 10, you're talking about thousands of companies have left. Thousands of companies are being killed by monetary manipulation. Okay? Thousands. We're not gonna let this happen. 15:20:45 Remember this. China -- we have rebuilt China. They have taken so much. We owe China now $1.7 trillion. Think of it. They beat us at every front. They kick the hell out of us. And we owe them money. How about Japan? We owe Japan $1.6 trillion. Now think of that one. They sell the cars, the big boats coming in, the biggest ships you've ever seen. I mean, if Wayne Newton could get one of his big audiences onto one of those ships, you would be very proud. I'm telling you Wayne. Wayne, would you stand up again? Come here. I mean, we love this guy. [ cheers and applause ] We love Wayne. We love our. You know, it's sort of like a weird experience, cause all of my life, I've been watching Wayne Newton. And now I'm performing for him. What the hell is going on over here. And the problem is, I like him better than I like myself. 15:21:47 So anyway. So, so all of this is gonna come back. Now, you have people in both parties that don't like the things I'm saying. Okay? You have people in both parties. But you know, cause I have the smartest people. A lot of people are saying that. That's even showing up. I have the most dedicated people. I have the best people. I have the best people. I have the best people. And they get it. But a lot of people, a lot of people, don't like strong borders. They don't want the wall. We're gonna have the wall, folks. We gotta have the wall. We gotta have the wall. And the wall is gonna stop drug trafficking. It's gonna help with the drugs. You know, the drugs are pouring into our country, and poisoning our youth and others beyond what anybody has any idea. If you look at New Hampshire, which I won. I love New Hampshire, because it was my first victory. It's my first victory. I never ran for office. By the way, am I doing a good job? Am I doing a good job? [ cheers and applause ] Right? I never did this before. But I love New Hampshire. And the people of New Hampshire got together with me, and they said their biggest problem is heroin. 15:22:54 I said Heroin? Just doesn't work with the beautiful trees and streams and lakes. I said heroin? And it turns about to be -- they have a tremendous. And they have it in Massachusetts. And South Carolina. They have it in all of these places. All of these places. And it's pouring across. And three weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed Donald Trump. They've never, ever endorsed a presidential candidate. [ cheers and applause ] And I asked them and they told me. They said, Mr. Trump, you need the wall. And Sheriff Joe Arpaio, great guy. Tough, right? Sheriff Joe from Arizona -- in fact when I finish this, I'm going to Arizona. I'll be Arizona in a little while doing the same thing with big, big beautiful crowds. But, Sheriff Joe endorsed Donald Trump. Folks, we know what we're doing. Okay? We know what we're doing. We are going to make this country so strong again. We're gonna save your social security. 15:23:57 We're gonna save your second amendment, which Hillary Clinton wants to abolish. Hillary Clinton wants to abolish your second amendment. And I got the endorsement of the National Rifle Association, the NRA. One of the earliest endorsements they've ever given. And let me tell you, between Wayne and Chris and all of those people, these are great people. These are people, and it gets lost, it gets lost in the debate. These are people that love our country. Just remember that. These are people that love or country. And you know, I've said before, some people thought it was a harsh statement. But if in Paris where 130 people died, toughest gun laws in the world, by the way. There were no guns on the other side. 15:24:42 These thugs walked in -- probably if there were, if they knew there were, they probably wouldn't have gone in there in the first place, okay. They knew there were no guns. But, toughest gun laws in the world. 130 people died. San Bernardino, 14 people died. Friends, they were friends, they killed the 14 people and so many, so badly injured. And by the way, Paris, the hospitals are still loaded with people. So horrible. And what we had this weekend. If there were a couple of folks, man, woman, had a gun strapped right here, right here, right here. [ cheers and applause ] Or a gun strapped very nicely to the ankle. And this no good, this no good sick, sick perverted, horrible terrorist, terrorist was in there starting the shooting, one of those people would have had those bullets going the other way, folks. It would have been a whole different story. It would have been a whole different story. [ cheers and applause ] 15:25:48 So we're gonna make our nation rich again. We're a poor nation. We lose to everybody. We defend Japan. They don't pay us the right money. They will. They will. You know, the press never says the second. I said, no, no. In a deal, you always have to be prepared to walk. They'll tell you that. You always have to be prepared. Not that you wanna walk, but have to be prepared. So here's Hillary Clinton when she heard about what I said about Japan. He is not being loyal to our allies. We will always stay with our allies. Well now, they're never gonna negotiate. Why would they negotiate? Why? But we have all of these nations that we defend. South Korea. Try buying a television outside of South Korea. Not easy. 15:26:31 I buy thousands and thousands of television sets. Very tough to buy them outside of South Korea, except for Sony which, not doing so well lately, okay? From Japan. But let me just tell you. South Korea, we defend, costs us a fortune. They pay something. But not what they should be saying. Japan, we defend. Billions and billions of dollars. A general gets up, Donald Trump is wrong. He was sent by Obama. Nice looking guy, general. He said, doesn't he understand that Japan pays us 50% of the cost? So he's saying Japan pays us 50% of the cost of their defense. So the press called me up, Mr. Trump, they said that Japan pays 50% of the cost. What do you -- how do you respond? I said, why don't they pay 100%, right? 15:27:22 Right? [ cheers and applause ] Right, right? I mean, we're defending Japan. So we defend Germany. Germany. Think Germany's a rich nation? I wanna tell you, it's a rich nation, but I'll tell you what, gonna have problems with what she did. But regardless, rich nation. Now, we have Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia, when the oil prices were high, was making $1 billion a day. We pay rent on our bases. We pay them rent. We defend Saudi Arabia. Now listen. Saudi Arabia, I have a lot of friends from Saudi Arabia. All that stuff, right? But you know what? This is a country that has nothing but money. They have nothing but money. Not strong defense. That if we weren't there, they would've been gone 25 years ago. 15:28:13 Okay? 25 years ago. You remember the incident with Iraq when Iraq went into Kuwait and then they started looking at Saudi Arabia. And the Saudis didn't do so well. And then we had those marines of ours with the stuff under their eyes, and boy that was the end of that. Remember that? People forget these little stories, folks. So we defend Saudi Arabia. They don't pay us nearly what we should be paying. So essentially, we subsidize all of these countries. South Korea, with this guy, call him a maniac, call him whatever you want. Every time he raises his hand or raises his head, we send our ships, our planes, our this. We have 28 thousand soldiers on the line between North and South Korea. They pay us peanuts. 15:28:59 How stupid are we? How stupid are we? A country like Saudi Arabia wouldn't exist for a week. You know, when Iran took over Yemen. They don't want Yemen. They want the border, because it's a huge long border between Saudi -- they want the oil in Saudi Arabia. That's why they fight for Yemen. That's why they're in there fighting. Think of this, we're making a deal with Iran, and we're fighting iran in Yemen, when you make the deal aren't you supposed to sort of solve everything? And Kerry said he didn't wanna bring it up, because he didn't wanna complicate the negotiation. This guy's an idiot. [ boos ] 15:29:34 No, think of it. Yemen, we're fighting them. They're on the other side. We're on one side. We don't know whose side we're on. Cause, you know, we're on the side of the rebels. We have no idea who the rebels are. You ever see all our rebels? Our rebels turn out to be worse than the guys who were there in the first place. We're on the side of the rebels. And then the rebels turn out to be like the worst. But, we're fighting Iran. They're on the other side. And we're fighting, fighting. And he's out there negotiating. And then he goes on a bicycle race, he breaks his leg at 73. And I tell people, I give you my word, I will never enter a bicycle race. I promise. During a major negotiation. 15:30:15 I mean, the guy comes out. He's got a whole thing, with the outfit, the helmet, the whole deal. Right? The helmet. I think he even had the stickers on him, right? I said, what is this guy? He thinks he's in the Tour de France or something. What is he doing? We're in the middle of a very important negotiation that frankly he should have walked away from until we got our prisoners back. And he should have never agreed to give back the $150 billion. But here's the guy in the middle of a negotiation, breaks his leg. And he's out of business. I mean, it, I can't tell you folks. It is -- and I think the reason I have this tremendous support is because, you know what? A lot of it's common sense. 15:30:52 Okay? A lot of it's common sense. It's not even -- it's not even like, you could say he's a great businessman, he -- a lot of it's common sense. 99% of the people in this room would do just as well. I mean, it's like, simple stuff. We're being led by people that don't know what they're doing. Now here's what's gonna happen. So we're gonna start winning again. We're gonna have strong borders, we're gonna have the wall, we're gonna be respected again. We're gonna win with our military, we're gonna knock the hell out of ISIS. We have to do that, folks. That I have to tell you. [ cheers and applause ] Normally I would say, no. But it's gotten to a point and because of the power of weaponry, we have to do that. We really have no choice. So we have to knock the hell out of them. 15:31:33 But our military is totally depleted. You see our old jets, where we're taking parts from old airplane graveyards and museums. We have the planes in the museums and we're using them as our fighters. And other countries have modern fighter jets. This is the United States of America. Can you believe what's happening to us? So we're gonna -- our military's depleted. Horribly depleted. LAS VEGAS, NV - Sending this wider than usual because multiple times in his speech Donald Trump went after Republicans for not lining up to support the billionaire's campaign. > >"And we're gonna beat Hillary. And it would be helpful if the Republicans could help us a little bit, you know. >>I think between yesterday and today, we raised 12 or 13 million dollars for the republican party. [ cheers and applause ] That's good. For the republican party. (14:47:25) And somebody said, well you're not raising money for -- I said I don't know. You know, I get people, I'm raising money for the republican party. >>And by the way, if the republican party -- and I hope they all come together. Cause I want them to come together, it's great. But if for any reason they get a little bit like they don't wanna help out as much, then I'll fund my own campaign, I'd love to do that. I'd love to do that. You know, right now, I'm raising a lot of money for the republican party and a lot of beneficiaries so that -- and I like doing it. But we have to have help. We have to have help. They have to be, they gotta -- you know, life is like a two way street, right? On the movement to stop Trump, he pondered who they would put up since he beat all the people that ran adding to do so would be "illegal". "I read about this, there's this insurgent group. You know, the same group that I beat is insurgent. There are a couple of guys there trying to go to -- They're trying to get delegates. I thought they already tried that. I mean, I could give you names but I won't because it's meaningless. First of all, it's illegal. Second of all, you can't do it. Third of all, we -- not me, we got 14 almost 14 million votes. 14 million votes in the primaries."(14:34:15) Going after President Obama once again for the response to the Orlando shooter, he called the President "pathetic". "If you think Orlando was the end of it with this weak attitude and this pathetic president that we have, it wasn't folks. It wasn't. It wasn't. This was just the beginning. Unless we get smart and tough and vigilant. And unless we say, I'm sorry, you're coming from a region in the world, whether it's -- and I can name them all -- I can name them all. But it's radical Islamic terrorism. It's a whole new thing. It's radical Islamic terrorism. (14:54:10) And it's not guns. You know, I saw the president talk immediately about guns. It's not guns. It's terrorism. It's terrorism. It's not guns, it's terrorism. And I watched him the other day, and he was, and by the way, this wasn't just me saying it. He was more angry at Donald Trump than he was at the shooter, the maniac who killed all of those young people. He was more angry at Donald Trump." Trump heads to Phoenix for a rally there - Candace/Bruce/Phelps are there. BACK OF THE BOOK.BERNIE IS A BED BUG. Enjoy this read.. (15:00:25) "Crazy Bernie. One thing about Bernie, he doesn't give up, this guy doesn't give up! Right? Crazy Bernie, he doesn't give up! Crazy Bernie, he's crazy as a bed bug but you know he doesn't quit, he doesn't quit. gotta hand it to him. And I think Bernie should continue to go forward folks, he should continue to go forward.. he should fight to the last day. Well he's waiting for really, the FBI to do what everybody thinks they're going to do."
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The House convenes in emergency session to consider the $10 Billion Federal Emergency Managament Agency FEMA relief appropriation for victims of Hurricane Katrina. 14:00:13.2 the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2005 and under a previous previous order of the house the following members are recognized for five minutes each. the gentleman from ohio, mr. kucinich. mr. kucinich: i thank the speak. the amount of money that the house just appropriated is only a fraction of what is needed 14:00:27.3 and everyone here knows it. but let it go forward quickly with bipartisan cooperation and with heart felt thanks to those who are helping to save lives with necessary food, water, shelter, medical care, and security. congress must also demand 14:00:42.4 disability gilt with the appropriations. because until there are basic changes in the direction of this government this tragedy will multifly to apocalyptic proportions. the administration said yesterday that no one anticipated the breach of the 14:00:58.5 levees. did the administration not see or care about the 2001 fema warning about the risk of a devastating hurricane hitting the people of new orleans? did it not know or care that civil and army engineers were warning for years about the 14:01:16.2 consequences of failure to strengthen the flood control system? was it aware or did it care that the same administration which decries the plight of the people today cut from the budget tens of millions needed for flood control projects? 14:01:30.6 countless lives have been lost with the cost of hundreds of billions in ruined homes, businesses and the destruction of entire physical and social infrastructure. the president said a couple hours ago that the gulf looks like it's been obliterated by a 14:01:46.7 weapon. it has. indifference is a weapon of mass destruction. our indifferent government is in a crisis of the legitimacy. if it continues to ignore basic responsibility for the health and economic welfare of the american people, will there 14:02:01.4 ever be enough money to clean up after their indifference? as our government continues to squander human and monetary resources of this country on the war, people are beginning to ask, isn't it time we began to take care of our people at home snch isn't it time we rescued our own? 14:02:18.2 isn't it time we fed our own people, sheltered our own people? isn't it time we provided physical and economic security for our own people and isn't i time we stopped the oil companies from profiting from this tragedy? we have plenty of work to do here at home. it's time for america to come 14:02:34.3 home and take care of its own people who are drowning in the streets, suffocating in the aparticulars, dying from exposure to the elements, oppressed by poverty and illness, wracked with despair and hunger and thirst. the time is now to bring back to the united states the 78,000 14:02:51.5 national guard troops currently deployed overseas. many of our troops are already stationed in the wrong gulf. the time is now to bring back to the u.s. the equipment which 14:03:07.0 will be needed to search and rescue, for cleanup and regular clam mation. if the time is for federal resources including closed army bases to be used for temporary shelter. the time is now to plan massive public works with jobs going to 14:03:23.8 the people of the gulf coast states, build new levees, roads, schools, colleges and universities, and to rebuild owl public institutions including hospitals. medicare ought to be extended to everyone so every person can get the physical and mental health care they might need as 14:03:41.1 a result of the disaster. the time is now for the federal government to take seriously the research of scientists who have warned for years about the dangers of change in the global climate and prepare other regions for other possible weather disasters until we change our disastrous energy policies. 14:03:56.2 the time is now for changes in our energy policies. to end the domination of oil and fossil fuel and to invest 14:04:03.9 heavily in alternative energy including wind and thermal and by owe fuels. as bad as this catastrophe will prove to be it is in fact only a warning p. our government must change direction. it mu must become involved in making america a better place 14:04:18.2 to live, a place where all may survive and thrive. it must get off the path of war and seek the peace. peace with the natural environment. peace with other nations. peace through a just economic system. the speaker pro tempore: the 14:04:35.6 gentleman yields back the balance of times. under previous order of the house the gentleman from missouri, mr. blunt, is recognized for five minutes. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. gibbons: i ask unanimous consent to take the time 14:04:51.9 assigned to mr. blunt. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. gibbons: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today we come here, we come to this floor of this body not as democrats, not as republicans, but as americans united in an effort to find a solution to 14:05:08.6 find help for the people affected by the wrath of hurricane katrina. and today, mr. speaker, we unanimously passed financial assistance to the victims of hurricane katrina. and this united -- this nation stands united, this entire 14:05:24.8 nation stands ready and willing to help the many thousands of victims in hurricane katrina's wrath. but first, let me extend my zeepest sympathies to those -- deepest sthimpstho hose tho 14:05:40.2 loved loved ones in the rising devastation of this storm. we all share the grief they are feeling during this tragic time. our most immediate concern is the safety and security of the people of louisiana, mississippi, and alabama, who are fighting this very day, this very hour, this very 14:05:57.7 moment to survive. many nevadans have stepped up to offer their help in this effort. we have contractors in nevada who have donated construction materials, concrete, steel to help rebuild these efforts. 14:06:13.5 we have banking institutions like wells fargo that have offered emergency financial assistance, emergency financial support and processes by which these people can access financial assistance. 14:06:31.4 members of the national guard in the state of nevada have also been called up from the 152nd air national guard medical group based in reno and the army's guard medical detach management 5 headquartered in 14:06:45.3 reno and las vegas were among the 100 already deployed nevadans assisting in the emergency response currently underway. the emergency team doctors, nurses and other medical specialists and their equipment left reno on a c-130 with less than 24 hours' notice. 14:07:04.2 the team will spend up to two weeks aiding the victims of hurricane katrina. as the recovery effort continues, congress took the necessary steps today as a united body to enable these communities to begin to 14:07:18.5 rebuild. thousands of residents in louisiana, mississippi, and alabama have had their lives shattered, have lost their homes, their businesses, and even their entire livelihoods have been swept away. rebuilding these cities like 14:07:34.7 new orleans, gulfport, biloxi, and the many other bustling resort towns, will not be done overnight, mr. speaker. but the people of these gulf coast communities should know that the american people stand 14:07:50.3 united, united not just with our rhetoric but with our action. and that we will work with them to rebuild these cherished communities. the people and businesses of nevada, like albertson's which will provide $9 million in 14:08:05.2 water and food, have given generously to the relief effort and will continue to do so. may our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of hurricane katrina as they work to find the strength to overcome the devastation mother nature has brought upon them. 14:08:22.8 and with that, mr. speaker, may god bless this great country and assist these people and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under previous order of the house the gentleman from florida, mr. wexler, is recognized for five minutes. mr. wexler: thank you, mr. 14:08:39.1 speaker. like all americans, my heart goes out to the millions of people displaced and suffering from one of our largest natural catastrophes in our history. i hope the victims of hurricane katrina know that our prayers 14:08:54.0 are with them in this most difficult hour. and i strongly support today's initial package to help the 14:09:02.3 victims of hurricane katrina. however, the administration's response to this catastrophe is nothing short of a national disgrace itself. how is it possible, how is it 14:09:18.5 possible that the administration did not realize earlier what a catastrophe this is? there is a 90,000 square mile footprint of disaster, and yet last night fema's director, 14:09:34.1 michael brown, admitted that the administration had no idea exactly how bad the situation was. even worse, he had previous characterized the security situation in new orleans as 14:09:50.9 "pretty darn good." and stopped just short of blaming the residents of new orleans themselves for not evacuating. the bush administration failed the american people in advance 14:10:07.7 of this hurricane by cutting critical funding in spite of the pleas by the army corps of engineers, money that would have been used to reenforce the very levees that broke and flooded new orleans. 14:10:23.7 we had plenty of money to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest americans, but none, apparently, to save the poorest americans with an ounce of prevention. and in terms of the response to the disaster itself, what we 14:10:40.7 have seen is unquestionabley too little, too late. while the president today said that relief efforts so far were "not acceptable," how can he possibly be surprised by this 14:10:58.0 deplorable response? how can he say that flooding wasn't anticipated? quite to the contrary -- it was expected. it was predicted. what is not acceptable is the president's response. 14:11:12.4 one year ago, we had an opportunity to learn from the disasters in my home state of florida. floridians experienced the consequences of fema's failure to deliver aid to community who needed it the most. we saw the most vulnerable in our society, the elderly and the poor, being left out and 14:11:31.3 overlooked. last year we had the opportunity to prevent this from happening again. at the time i called for the resignation of the head of fema, michael brown, because of his grieveious mismanagement in florida. 14:11:47.2 the president did not heed that call, nor did he see fit to make any substantial changes in fema. last year, when the president's election was in question, his response to the hurricanes in the swing state of florida was tremendously fast, even passing out ice in the immediate 14:12:05.1 aftermatt. -- aftermath. where was he in the immediate aftermath for new orleans? where were the trucks of food? where were the water buffalo? where were the tents of aid that are now just being established and delivered? when the issue was the medical 14:12:19.1 condition of terri schiavo, the president and congress flew back to washington on palm sunday to intervene. why did the president delay so long for an entire american city in crisis? 14:12:34.2 these are desperate people who need food, water, shelter, and safety, not a photo opportunity which even itself comes five days too late. every asset of the great american military in this hemisphere should have been 14:12:50.0 devoted to america's humanitarian crisis, starting on monday at 5:00 in the afternoon. i was in indonesia last month. i saw firsthand the greatness of the american aid efforts. our response in the aftermath 14:13:08.4 of the tsunami was one of america's finest hours. i was extremely proud as an american to see all the work that americans in our country had done to stave off famine and disease for 10's of thousands of desperate people. our aircraft carrier was off 14:13:24.2 the achay coast within two days. if we can do that 12,000 miles away in indonesia, why not in new orleans? if we had even just met that same standard, help would in new orleans on wednesday. 14:13:39.1 we wouldn't be seeing the horrific scenes we saw yesterday and today. it should have been self-evident on monday that now is the time to use our enormous strength for the benefit of our own people. thank you, mr. speaker. now is a wake-up call for america. 14:13:56.0 this should never happen again. it shouldn't have happened this time. 14:14:00.6 thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from connecticut, mr. shays is recognized for five minutes. >> thank you, mr. speaker. a disaster of this magnitude can be hard to comprehend. convinced of our mastery of the fiscal world, we too often underestimate nature's 14:14:18.0 horrible, irresistible power. a storm like hurricane katrina should punctuate that hubris and occasion in its wake a humble assessment of our plans and preparations to meet the catastrophes mother nature sends our way. as our fellow citizens in the 14:14:36.4 affected states struggle to cope, now is not the time. to compound their fears with criticisms and second-guessing about rescue and recovery efforts. but gaps and flaws in the joint local, state, and federal 14:14:51.8 response are clearly showing. today, the president concluded those efforts so far were not acceptable. they aren't acceptable. in the weeks and months ahead, those of us charged with oversight of homeland security issues will be asking hard questions about the 14:15:07.4 effectiveness of the department of homeland security and federal emergency management agency, commonly referred to as fema, for their response, planning, and execution. streams of refugees and reports of lawless gangs terrorizing 14:15:23.7 the streets of new orleans convey images more commonly associated with the third world than with a major commercial port in the new world. when a catastrophe, natural or man made, rips through the 14:15:38.3 social fabric, the first obligation of government at all levels is to maintain order and deal with the short-term needs of the populous. the capability to re-establish public safety and protect the lives and property of law abiding citizens must be 14:15:55.3 brought to bear visibly and promptly. katrina's destruction took just hours, but reconstruction will take months and years. together, we must work overtime until homes are built and people are back to work. 14:16:10.8 we must continue to provide all the government support, money, and manpower they need. we must continue to encourage private donations of food, blood, funding, and services. though the burden of this storm has been borne by those who 14:16:26.5 live in the region, this is truly a national challenge. i have heard from so am of my constituents and all want to express their love and concern and convey their desire to be of help, by lending their skills, opening their homes, 14:16:43.6 providing financial assistance, and do whatever else they can. two wonderful organizations in our district, save the children and americares, are working around the clock to provide relief. 14:16:56.6 on our website we have provided information on ways to donate money, food, and water to the efforts. since katrina washed away homes, businesses, families, and lives, america has grieved deeply. we all mourn those who lost their lives and we grief with those who have lost their loved 14:17:15.6 ones and friends. while we cannot reverse katrina's damage, we can begin to repair the region, which assistance millions of americans and is vital to our nation. today's legislation will help us begin that process of rebuilding the area, providing 14:17:31.6 support to law enforcement, and getting gulf coast residents back to the business of their lives. in the days and weeks to come, there will be much more that follows. >> on behalf of the people of 14:17:51.6 the state of california -- to the thousands who have lost family and friends and those still searching for loved ones, and as the chairperson of the california democratic congressial delegation, i want 14:18:05.9 to let the people suffering today know that we care and that we californians stand with them. the people of california have also faced natural disasters in the form of earthquakes, floods, fires. i recall the loma earthquake on november 17, 1989, that 14:18:23.5 measures 7.1 on the richter scale. 16 years have passed, but everyone who lives in the bay area remembers where we were when the earthquake struck. americans everywhere stood with californians, and this gave us the strength we needed to 14:18:37.5 recover, rebound, and rebuild. as difficult as that earthquake was for us in california, the situation on the gulf coast is infinityly more challenging. homes across the gulf coast are gone. people are left with nothing 14:18:52.2 but the clothes on their back. biloxi, gulfport, bay st. 14:19:00.0 louis, waveland, kiln, slidell, and other towns barely exist. our nation has never had a city in the desperate shape that new orleans finds itself in right now. 14:19:11.0 the rule of law has broken down. people at the superdome and the convention center are suffering in ways that are just not seen in our country in the 21st century. mayor nagan has said that thousands may be dead in new orleans. this is an unprecedented human tragedy. 14:19:27.3 as a nation, we must be steadfast and commit ourselves to save these people. we must stand with all of the people of the gulf coast and let them know that we're here today to help them get back on their feet. we're here to lend you a shoulder to lean on. we will be with you as long as it takes to get you your lives in order, as long as it takes 14:19:45.4 to get your cities back. the people of the gulf coast have experienced hell on earth over the past week. they will face challenges in the coming days, weeks, and months that are almost unimaginable. people are hungry, sick, homeless, and desperate. the storm has hit everyone hard 14:20:01.6 and it has hit the poor hardest of all. the federal response to this disaster has been too little, and it has been too slow. the situation must change, and it must change right now. last night i flew across our great country to be here today 14:20:17.3 to participate in this emergency session of congress. it is important that the necessary resources be provided for this disaster, but action and leadership by the administration is desperately needed right now. there are dead bodies floating 14:20:32.4 in new orleans as we speak. there are thousands, 10's of thousands of our fellow americans who have been without the help that they need for this entire week. i do not believe that our federal government is incapable of mobilizing to meet this disaster. 14:20:47.2 the problem is that we have not yet done so as comprehensively as is necessary. even the president stated today that the response of his administration has been inadequate. there will be plenty of opportunity in the months to come to analyze what we could have done better, but today our 14:21:04.3 task is simply to do better, to engage in a massive mobilization to save the lives of our fellow citizens, and to end the chaos that has descended upon new orleans and other areas devastated by this hurricane. 14:21:18.7 our nation stands united with the victims of this ruthless storm. our fellow citizens, from mobile, alabama, to new orleans, louisiana, need to know that they have our commitment to do all that we can. the bill we pass today is just a start. we will recover. 14:21:34.4 we will rebuild. we will prevail. in the days and weeks to come, the congress will have many tasks before it, from fully funding the army corps' effort, to revising the bankruptcy laws so that the victims who've lost 14:21:50.4 their homes can have a fresh start. but today, we call on you, mr. president, article 2, section 1, the executive power shall be vested in a president of the united states. we expect that the resources, the food, the water, the health care, the evacuation, the 14:22:07.1 shelter will be brought to bear so that our fellow citizens can end their suffering. thank you. and i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the previous order of the house the gentlelady from florida, ms. 14:22:21.7 harris is recognized. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to seek the time of the gentlelady from florida. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from spelf recognized for five minutes. >> we their the midst of a crisis of crushing proportions in terms of lives lost and 14:22:39.5 property destroyed. time is clearly of the essence and i commend speaker hastert for calling congress back into session over this holiday weekend. while we are still assessing the full extent of the damage caused by hurricane katrina, we know that the damage is severe 14:22:55.2 and that the response must be strong and stead write. the legislation that we have just passed in the house will provide financial assistance to the victims who have borne the brunt of this devastating 14:23:10.7 storm. it will allow the federal emergency management agency adequate resources to continue operating and to restore order in the affected areas. rescuing and evacuating those who are trapped, getting food, 14:23:26.1 drinking water and medical care to those who are stranded should be our top priority and this funding is essential to accommodate some of those basic initiatives. the image we've seen on 14:23:40.1 television and in the newspapers only begins to convey the desperation of those in and around the areas that have been hit. my heart goes out to these families and i'm pleased that congress has answered the call here today and sent and guaranteed the much-needed 14:23:56.1 resources. and on behalf of western pennsylvania, an area where we are familiar with mother nature and how tough she can be, i'm here to express our solidarity with the people in those communities that have been 14:24:12.4 hardest hit. the economic impact of katrina also looms over us as we move forward and as gass and other oil prices spiral out of control, this natural disaster certainly has the potential to 14:24:28.7 become a serious economic challenge as well. we need to take action in congress to's leave yate the short-term crisis that has --, alleviate the short-term crisis that has been caused by katrina. 14:24:41.7 it will likely take the next several weeks and perhaps longer before we know the full extent and the true extent of the damage and begin to repair our critical energy infrastructure. we recognize already that electricity remains sparse in some communities, limiting the capacity of refineries to 14:24:59.4 operate. in addition, distribution pipelines also lack capacity so refined products are unable to reach local gas stations. the production and delivery problem will without a doubt have significant impact on 14:25:17.8 consumers and a ripple effect on the economy. we in congress i think need to anticipate that and respond. i think it's essential that we act to address any fuel shortage and act decisively to blunt its nationwide 14:25:33.6 consequence he. so while our supply chain is coming back on-line, congress needs to carefully consider options for managing the energy supply and the price of gasoline such as giving the president the authority to 14:25:47.9 fight price gouging for oil and oil by-products and manage strategic fuel supplies. further, we ought to consider a temporary suspension of the federal gas tax to give consumers at least a small break from the unanticipated increases. 14:26:05.4 any temporary measures we can engage will ameliorate the enormous impact of the current situation and these need to be carefully thought through. for now, however, we have to quickly move forward as we've done so with this emergency appropriation bill today which 14:26:23.9 will help the victims who have suffered most from the devastation of this storm. this storm is a challenge to the nation, and i urge the american people to pull together and to help each other get through this. i encourage people to donate what they can to the charity of 14:26:41.6 their choice, and do what they independently can do to conserve energy. and i believe this will test us and perhaps also show us at our best. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. 14:26:56.7 the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under previous order of the house the gentlelady from ohio, mrs. tubbs jones, is recognized for five minutes. mrs. jones: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 14:27:10.7 mrs. jones: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of this legislation, but i rise today also to say to america it's time now not later on, one of my favorite speaker, dr. king, had a speech that he gave, 14:27:29.3 saying that now is the time. for a moment i'm going to paraphrase some of words. he said now is the time to make the real -- make real the promise of democracy. he said now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate 14:27:45.7 valley, and i say the valley is this national despair we're in right now, to the sunlit path of americans helping americans. now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of 14:28:01.6 hurricane katrina to the solid rock of safety and normalcy for the people of america. we've had all these images on television. we've had images of people in facilities that were built for games, we had images of people 14:28:17.1 in facilities that were built for conventions. we've had images of people who are american people, they are taxpayers, they are the elderly, they are the frail, they are the poor, the people left out without any housing. this is a class issue because 14:28:32.4 those of us who had the money to get out of new orleans, to get out of mississippi, to get out of alabama, the got out. but these are people who are american taxpayers who couldn't get out and why aren't we helping them? today we've allocated resources. 14:28:48.1 what i'm concerned about is who will the resources go to? when we looked at iraq they went to halliburton. 14:28:56.0 what about the resources going to the american taxpayers who are entitled to dollars? they paid their dues. i took a moment and went on the internet and got the application for disaster resource. the application and the pages to go with them are some 25 pages. 14:29:10.2 can you imagine if you were in the situation of some of these people that they would in fact have to fill out this form? let's get rid of the form and give them what they need. let's put these people on cruise ships. imagine a cruise ship. a bedroom, a bathroom, a bed, food, a place where they could 14:29:26.4 be. let's not try and figure out and make magic. we know what can work for these people. finally, i'll say that these women and men and children and families are entitled, they are american taxpayers. take care of then. and i yield the balance of my time to my colleague, carolyn 14:29:43.4 kilpatrick from detroit, michigan. ms. kilpatrick: thank you very much. i first want to say these people are not refugees. they're american citizens to who pay taxes and are raising their children and i hope we 14:29:57.4 could not relegate them to something less than american citizens. i rise in support of the legislation and would like to report on what the city of detroit is doing. mayor kwame kilpatrick has put together an organization with private as well as fema with the last 48 hours and we are offering to the families 14:30:13.8 decimated 500 housing spots immediately. we've been working with united way and our grocers as well as our health care industry to provide the resources that these families will need, housing, health care, water, food, clothing. 14:30:28.4 we this the industry of detroit stand ready under mayor kilpatrick's leadership and is offering this to the families. we have spoken with congressman bennie thomas from alabama and 14:30:47.1 congressman bill jefferson from louisiana and the people of new orleans need to get out of new orleans and we need other government officials around the country to step up and they have nothing to go back to. mr. speaker and members of the 14:30:59.7 house, we're proud of our mayor in the city of detroit and thank you, very much, congresswoman from ohio for yielding. detroit has stood up through mayor kilpatrick's leadership and we ask other cities around this nation to have the wherewithal, private companies 14:31:16.2 are ready to help. our public schools has agreed to stake the children who will be coming from the ravaged areas. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of our time and i thank the mayor of detroit as well as my colleague for yielding. mrs. jones: thank you, mr. speaker, for the opportunity to 14:31:32.4 present again. we say it's urgent. now is the time to help the people of america who have been in this situation for three or four days. if we can go to iraq and rebrilled iraq, we can take a hospital with a red horse and build a hospital in iraq in the sands we can build what the 14:31:48.2 people of america need in the gulf region and take care of them. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. under previous order of the house, the gentlelady from west virginia, mrs. capito is recognized. for what purpose does the 14:32:02.5 gentleman from tennessee rise? mr. wamp: i ask unanimous consent to claim the gentlelady's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for five minutes. mr. wamp: thank you, mr. speaker. i began this week with a stomach virus that had me flat on my back and very quickly that illness was replaced with 14:32:19.7 a sickness in my stomach from watching my fellow man, our fellow americans, some of the most vulnerable, some of the poorest, hurting, even dying and all week long, like many of 14:32:40.5 my colleagues, i've spoken with today, feeling somewhat helpless even as a federal legislator, not being able to roll up my sleeves and grow and help our fellow man. we are with all of these people 14:32:57.9 from the tennessee valley to the silicon valley, we stand with our friends and neighbors in louisiana and mississippi and alabama, but particularly in the new orleans area and in southern mississippi where the 14:33:11.2 devastation is so bad. mr. speaker, there's going to be plenty of time to point fingers, scrub the problems, determine what changes need to be made, with what broke down 14:33:26.3 at the local, state, federal level. i hope knowing this institution now as well as i have known it for 11 years and knowing the goodness of most people from both sides of the aisle, that we can do as much as possible, like we did after september 11 14:33:44.4 and come together, bring the nation together around the solutions. this has just been an extraordinary time over these last four years in this 14:33:54.5 country, as we put 22 agencies together to form the department of homeland security, including taking fema from independent agency under this new umbrella. obviously all the bugs haven't been worked out, and obviously as the president said today, 14:34:11.3 this is an unacceptable response. frankly, at every level. local, state, and federal. but let's today try to hold off on too much of the blame and come together to support all of these people. 14:34:27.2 i'm greatly encouraged today to see the truckloads now and the airloads going in and people being evacuated and until every person that is still living is in a safe place and secure place, let's try to meet each other at the water's edge and 14:34:44.2 try to solve these problems that i can say that every minute now it is improving, and the system is improving at every level of government. it is so important that we come together. these are difficult, difficult times. natural disasters, terrorist 14:35:00.7 activities, these activities will probably continue. and we have to make sure, i believe, as leaders that the unity of purpose, of mind, of spirit is maintained in order to preserve what we have. 14:35:16.0 it's going to be easy for chaos to take place in the cities that are affected or even on the floor of this great institution if we're not careful that we don't dumb down to lowest common denominator of 14:35:34.7 criticizing or breaking down. it's a time of unity and a difficult time, the days and months ahead. the solutions are extremely difficult. i want to also talk beyond this crisis and this hurricane because i believe, mr. speaker, we were headed for serious 14:35:47.2 trouble before this hurricane hit. in places where people are on fixed income, the cost of energy, not just gasoline but all energy, was becoming such a burden and now it's compounded, egregiously compounded because 14:36:03.4 of this particular incident. let me say that when crisis sets in, character is born, leaders emerge, we must in the short run use every bit of influence to increase the capacity for oil for our 14:36:20.1 country. opec is just 11 countries. many of which get significant funding annually from our country. we need oil. if they can't release more oil, we should hold back the contributions we make to their 14:36:35.7 country until we get a satisfactory flow of crude oil into this country. from opec countries as well as non-opec countries but let me tell you, opec countries have much more oil than non-opec countries but non-opec countries are actually 14:36:50.6 producing much more oil than opec nations today. pressure needs to be placed from the executive branch but even from the legislative branch which has the power of the purse. we need to say this is a time of crisis in america following this hurricane, and following incredibly accelerating gas 14:37:08.7 prices. we need relief we need the refinery capacity as well. we need cooperation at every level. we need response in the short term and in the long term we need to bring about changes in our country's policy to get ourselves off of oil. so let's unite and solve these problems and help america at 14:37:26.3 this critical time and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. under previous order of the house the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, is recognized for five minutes. mr. schiff: mr. speaker, i rise in support of the supplemental appropriation to help the people that have been 14:37:41.7 devastated by this hurricane. as you can probably tell, i've lost my voice, i have laryngitis, i may lose it again during the course of my remarks, but i feel compelled to come and speak today at the outset to express my sincere 14:37:59.1 condolence to all those families that have lost loved ones or still wond wrer their loved ones are in the wake of this terrifying and hurricane. my heart goes out to all that have been impacted, the effects 14:38:15.0 of this hurricane have been devastating. we've seen its physical force, the extraordinary winds, the water, the flooding, the wrath of nature in hurricane katrina. it has been awesome and terrible in its destruction. 14:38:32.0 but sadness has given way to anger and disbelief as we have seen people stranded on rooftops, as we have seen mothers worry about whether their babies will have enough to eat, as we've seen children 14:38:48.5 worry about their parents' medical conditions and the lack of medicine, as we have 14:38:54.9 wondered how this could happen in the united states of america. national disasters afflict every part of the globe. but it seems that this national disaster has been compounded by 14:39:09.7 our response, and in cases by our lack of response. the images we have seen have been horrifying. we have all wondered how it was that so many people came to be left behind, how it was that we could have assumed that when 14:39:27.1 20% of the population of new orleans lives under the level of poverty, that everyone would have a means of getting out of new orleans before the storm. how it is that there are not buses running around the clock 14:39:42.5 to take people away from this terrible place with no food, with no water, giving way to lawlessness. i heard today that the district of columbia is sending 10 buses 14:39:57.2 and i applaud the district of columbia. but it will take days for those buses to get there. why are not there buses around the clock, why is it that these news crews can go and take this devastating footage and find 14:40:14.9 these survivors and the relief effort cannot? i, like a great american americans, don't understand how this is possible in the united states of america. my constituents demand that we move both ert and heaven to 14:40:30.7 bring relief as fast as possible to the people of the gulf coast states. and we have been bitterly disappointed to see how this tragedy has been prolonged and we have the most profound 14:40:45.6 questions about how in the richest nation on earth it can take so long to simply get people out of that disaster zone to higher ground, to drier ground, to food, to medicine. i don't understand the 14:41:03.1 government's response. i really don't. and yes, there will be plenty of time to ask these questions and we will ask them. but the rest of the country is asking them now. and we demand a better response than we're getting. now, i hope that as some of the officials from fema and the 14:41:21.8 national guard are now saying 2 cavalry is on the way the cavalry is truly on the way. and i hope that effort only accelerates and mushrooms and doesn't stop until every last person has been evacuated. 14:41:38.8 this has been a devastating week for the united states. we have seen bodies floating through the streets. we have heard the voices of americans question how their government could leave them in 14:41:55.5 such a place at such a time with such developed mass transportation. without air lifts of food and medicine, without rapid evacuation, this country can do 14:42:14.1 better. this country must do better. and i hope and pray we're doing a lot better right this moment and i'm proud of this congress for coming into session and 14:42:25.0 rapidly approving this aid and it's going to be incumbent on this congress to make sure this aid gets delivered asap and not another moment goes by with another victim waiting to be rescued. mr. speaker, i yield back the 14:42:41.2 balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under previous order of the house the gentleman from texas, mr. burgess, is recognized for five minutes. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to take the time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the 14:42:55.4 gentleman from illinois is recognized for five minutes. >> mr. speaker, thomas paine wrote in 1776 that now is the time that tries men's souls and this is also one of those times in the life of our country. 14:43:12.0 that we -- as we witness the destruction of a major u.s. city and the pain of our fellow americans on the gulf coast, in our constitution the federal government is charged with the mission to provide for the common defense. that defense is not just against threats coming from 14:43:27.8 other countries but also from natural disasters like hurricane katrina. i have heard recriminations against the mayor of new orleans, against the governor of louisiana, and against the president of the united states, 14:43:42.9 but now is not the time to divide americans and political -- in political fighting. the mayor, the governor and the president must pull together at 14:43:53.0 this time for search and rescue, for humanitarian relief, and for the reconstruction of the gulf coast. catastrophes like this illustrate the kindness and generosity of the american spirit and with hundreds of thousands unable to return to 14:44:06.9 their homes, communities have opened their doors and welcomed victims. in my district we have seen five major high schools and scores of other schools begin fundraising drives for hurricane relief. major illinois employers have 14:44:22.7 already donated $7.2 million in cash. laboratories, medline, cardinal, health, all have donated major supplies and thanks to their generosity truckloads of medicine and baby formula, nutritional 14:44:37.4 supplements and electrical generators are on their way from illinois to the scene. to help police and emergency officials regain control of the situation, motorola has sent 2,500 portable radios to new orleans. now, today in congress we approved a $10.5 billion 14:44:56.2 supplemental emergency appropriation to ensure the continuation of the rescue and recovery effort. today's bill enacted by congress and in just 22 hours is already the third largest disaster supplemental in our 14:45:10.0 history. and no doubt there will be katrina supplementals two and three to follow. we should do this but we also do more by encouraging americans and corporate citizens to open their hearts and their wallets and with this 14:45:25.7 outpouring of support we will speed the recovery. mr. speaker, for the last two weeks i have been on active duty as a reservist in the united states navy, and working as an intelligence officer in the joint commeefs i spent the first week on duty reporting on 14:45:41.7 the usual top ibs, developments in afghanistan, the withdrawal of israel from gaza, etc. but all of that changed when katrina loomed off the coast of the united states. deep in the operations center of the joint staff we formed a 14:45:57.5 katrina response cell to coordinate what is now becoming the largest u.s. military civilian relief effort in history. we focused all of the vast resources of the defense department on the defense of new orleans. within hours of the response 14:46:13.1 cell's creation, dozens of ships, hundreds of planes, thousands of troops and millions of meals were on the way. like if u.s. military's response to the tsunami, the current operation will save lives, will repair infrastructure, and will speed 14:46:28.4 the recovery. i want to particularly thank our new chief of naval operations to took it on his own initiative to send ships towards the relief effort. his prompt action meant that the navy relief helicopters arrived on the scene much 14:46:44.5 sooner than planned. today in the wake of this natural disaster we are witnessing selfless dedication by americans in uniform. there are over 21,000 military personnel responding to the hurricane. the bulk of these forces are national guardsmen and 14:47:02.5 naurdswomen called into service to assist in the effort. they are truly citizen soldiers and their services are urgently needed and deeply appreciated. as more troops arrive on the scene, law and order will be 14:47:17.2 restored and communications and power re-established. today there are more than 154 helicopters rescuing trapped civilians, delivering desperately needed food and water and dropping sandbags to plug the beaches in the levee system. 14:47:33.0 the corps of engineers is working to begin pumping the water out of new orleans. more help is on the way. the crew of the u.s.s. bataan is off the coast with helicopters delivering supplies and conducting search and rescue missions. another helicopter carrier, u.s.s. iwo jima and the 14:47:52.7 aircraft carrier u.s.s. harry truman are there to provide helicopter support. all thold there are over 10 navy ships currently on station or on their way to provide support and this includes the hospital ship usns comfort with 2,000 hospital beds. 14:48:08.3 the defense logistics agency has made more than 750,000 meals ready-to-eat available and has access to three million more if needed. the response from the department of defense has been impressive and is accelerating. 14:48:23.5 i want to thank admiral keating of the northern command, lieutenant general honori and lieutenant general blume for their efforts. mr. speaker, there are countless acts of heroism 14:48:39.8 taking place along the gulf coast. the military, the coast guard and fema are spearheading this response. every day people are doing their part for the relief effort and at least we here in 14:48:51.4 congress should do that as well by trecting these additional resources to the effort. today is just a first step in what is going to be a long and costly recovery. we should stand united by our commitment to help rebuild those hurt by katrina. the speaker pro tempore: the 14:49:06.3 gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from washington, mr. baird, is recognized for five minutes. mr. baird: i thank the chairman. i rise today to spend my personal condolences and that of my family to the families and victims of this terblet 14:49:22.8 natural disaster. i almost didn't come down here today because i'm painfully aware nothing we can say here is going to make the kind of difference we'd like to make. the $10.5 billion we've recently appropriated today will make some difference but frankly, it is very small in 14:49:38.5 comparison to the magnitude of the suffering. but i think myself and all my colleagues would rather be doing is being down there in new orleans helping with the effort. we'd like to be giving water to those who are no in need of that, comfort to those who have lost loved ones. 14:49:53.4 we'd like to begin the rebuilding process with our own hands if we ca could. we're not able the to be there because frankly we're not needed as much as rescue personnel. while we'd like to be there we have constituents calling and asking tough questions and i think it's incumbent on us to 14:50:09.8 respond to some of those questions. our phones as i'm sure many others have been ringing with constituents asking why was the preparation not better np why is it taking so long to rescue people and provide basic food 14:50:24.6 and shelter and clothing? and frankly, why are oil companies who are already enjoying record profits being able to take what seems to be exorbitant profit from even this catastrophe? i don't have the answer to all of those but i do have some things we ought to consider as 14:50:41.4 a congress and that the american people have a right to know. the american people have a right to know that for the past five years the administration has proposed draconian cuts to the corps of engineers' budgets including nearly a 50% cut to hurricane flood prevention in 14:50:59.2 the very area now affected by this tragedy. it would be fair perhaps to call it a natural disaster but in this case this natural disaster was aided and abetted by budget cuts to prohibited 14:51:17.8 the corps of engineers to prevent the devastating damage we have seen now and i think the american people have a right to know that. government in the end is about choices. and choices have consequences. if we choose tax cuts in the short term for some of the wealthiest americans, and in 14:51:34.7 exchange for tax cuts we cut the budget for the corps of engineers for flood control, for harbor maintenance, for all the other things the corps does, we see the consequences. i serve on the water resources subcommittee and we have oversight over the corps and i 14:51:48.8 can tell you when the administration has come with these proposed cuts they've been supported by groups like taxpayers for common sense and i and some of my colleagues have asked help us understand something. if we spend a few dollars today to save hundreds or thousands 14:52:04.2 of dollars and countless lives tomorrow, how is it common sense to not spend those dollars? it may look in the short term politically more appealing to say we've cut the terrible corps of engineers or saved 14:52:19.3 pork spending but if in the long run what you have done is failed to maintain your levees, failed to provide flood control prevention, failed to prepare for precisely this disaster, you have been beyond penny-wise pound-foolish, have you been 14:52:38.5 irresponsible and i believe the policies of this administration with regard to corps of engineers projects have been precisely that and tragically, the people of new orleans are suffering the consequences. we have made other choices. we've chosen to send the guard and other military resources and american dollars overseas 14:52:54.6 to iraq and now we will be stretched and our economy's ability to fund this relief effort. we must do so and we should do so but believe me the $300 billion spent in iraq right now could certainly be perhaps better used by the people in the southeast. 14:53:11.3 we've chosen to allow energy companies to raise their prices without any constraint at all. and now consumers who used to be paying $20 to $30 to fill up their pank are paying $80 to $890 to $100 and this will have 14:53:29.0 a devastating effect on our economy. i commend the citizens in the region affect who are pulling together in spite of what they see as a lack of government support to help one another in a time of need and i commend the people of my own and the other districts around the 14:53:44.3 country who though not directly touched by this are digging deep in their wallets and their 14:53:49.9 resources. i know of school groups gathering clothing, having fundraising drives this very weekend. these young people in many cases but all people who are supporting deserve to be commended and i urge all americans to pitch in and do whatever we can to help out as americans always do to help the 14:54:05.3 victims of this tragedy. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from new jersey, mr. smith sprks is recognized for five minutes. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? mr. larson: i ask unanimous consent to take his time. 14:54:22.3 the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from connecticut is recognized for five minutes. mr. larsen: i thank the speaker. today we've approved $10.5 billion in federal funding to help the victims of hurricane katrina. this is one of the largest natural disasters to ever hit the united states. 14:54:38.3 and it is essential that federal, state, and local governments work together in a bipartisan fashion to provide the relief that is vitally needed. as a member of the homeland security committee, i recognize the important job that the 14:54:55.9 federal emergency management agency has to coordinate disaster relief and life saving efforts. and the funding that we provide here today will go a long way to support that effort. the effort to recover the gulf 14:55:12.4 coast is costing fema $750 million a day. at that rate, we anticipated that we would run out of funding by next tuesday. so it is critical that we deliver this help today. 14:55:27.9 and we have. katrina hit the gulf coast, but this is not just a gulf coast disaster. we're all in this together. we're all americans. we all want to help our fellow 14:55:44.9 citizens. back home in my state of connecticut, governor rell and members of the delegation are taking action. we've activated 100 national 14:55:58.6 guard troops with experience as military police to try to help regain civil order in new orleans. in addition, the governor has asked four colleges and our state university system to offer free tuition and space to students from connecticut who 14:56:15.1 otherwise were studying at colleges that have been demolished by the storm. the governor has called upon connecticut residents to do what they can to help and they are responding. around the state, civic groups, churches, businesses, 14:56:31.5 individuals are collecting bottled water, blankets, batteries and other essentials to ship into the region. just this morning my wife heidi dropped off food and baby formula at the new london armory in an effort to help. 14:56:47.2 others are doing the same. hurricane katrina has given america a tremendous challenge. family members cannot contact loved ones, and are unaware of their condition and their fate. 14:57:03.4 there are sanitation and health problems that must be addressed. people are homeless and need to be evacuated. children are out of school. and need to get back into school. the hurricane and the ensuing flood were deadly, disruptive, 14:57:21.4 and costly. we must respond as a people and stay united in that response. just as we recovered from the manmade disaster of 9/11, a few 14:57:38.5 years ago, so we will recover from this natural disaster as well. if we work together. if we're divided, we fail. we fail ourselves, we fail 14:57:53.3 those who look to us and who need us, and we fail the nation. i thank the chair and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under previous order of the house the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, is recognized for five minutes. 14:58:07.5 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, it is with a heavy heart i rise today in support of the emergency relief bill. i know that all of us have been held rapt by the images and sponsors coming out of the gulf coast. the sorrow and suffering there is almost unimaginable and it 14:58:24.8 is my fervent hope and prayer that relief, real relief will come soon. on top of our grief there is also outrage. for it is nothing short of outrages that in this country where we talk of 9/11 every day, we still haven't dedicated 14:58:41.3 enough resources to improving our emergency response capabilities. the people of new orleans and 14:58:48.5 the gulf coast as they wait day after agonizing day for help to arrive are crying out for leadership and more simply for help. and for those who have died unnecessarily, the help is already too late. 14:59:03.0 if this is the best the world's greatest power can do for its own people, or if it isn't, it's a natural disgrace. there will be plenty of time in the future to assess exactly why we were so poorly prepared for this storm, and why it has taken the federal government so 14:59:19.6 long after the levees broke to get effective help to formulas. -- new orleans. certainly the roots of the inept handling of the situation are old and deep but in the short term we need to focus on solutions. we need real leadership, a real plan, and a much bigger 14:59:36.9 contingent of emergency transportation and aid workers. reports from every corner of embattled new orleans are that the presence of law enforcement is at best minimal, despite the declarations of the secretary of homeland security, and there 14:59:52.4 is five days after the hurricane, and three days after the levees broke, still no effective distribution of food, water, or medicine. how can this be? we cannot let another hour pass without a substantive response
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1500 DOD BRIEF FS22 72 DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PRESS BRIEFING OCTOBER 5, 2017 SPEAKERS: DANA W. WHITE, ASSISTANT TO THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS LIEUTENANT GENERAL KENNETH F. MCKENZIE JR., JOINT STAFF DIRECTOR [*] WHITE: Good afternoon, everyone. Joining me today is Lieutenant General Frank McKenzie, director of the joint staff. As many of you have already reported, last night three U.S. servicemembers and one partner nation member were killed; two U.S. servicemembers were injured while conducting an advise and assist mission in (sic) Niger security forces in southwest Niger. On behalf of everyone in the department and the secretary of defense, we extend our deepest condolences and sympathies to the families of the fallen, and those injured in this attack. We also send our thoughts and prayers to all of our fellow Americans who have been devastated by successive hurricanes and the tragic shooting in Las Vegas this week. First, I will update you on our ongoing hurricane relief efforts. Second, I'll discuss where we stand on the current continuing resolution and our need for a full F.Y. '18 budget. Then we'll take your questions. Today, the department continues to support FEMA and hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. To date, the department has deployed more than 11,000 active duty and National Guard troops; dispatched 80 tilt- and rotary-wing aircraft; provided 5.8 million liters of water; 7.3 million meals; 22,000 costs; 11,000 tarps; 278 generators; and more than 100 field trucks and drivers. Lieutenant General Buchanan, commander, U.S. Army North, has been on the ground for a week, and his team has already opened all nine seaports and all 10 airports. Their work was critical to delivering relief supplies to the island. On Tuesday, the USNS Comfort arrived with 800 medical personnel, providing patients with a full suite of care, including surgical, pediatric and trauma support, with 250 hospital beds. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been on the ground installing generators at critical facilities, to include 66 hospitals; 15 of those hospitals are not operational; and 51 are operating on generator power. At the Guatajaca Dam in northeast Puerto Rico, the Corps of Engineers is doing erosion repairs. This work is critical to more than 230,000 people who rely on the reservoir above the dam for drinking water. The department will remain fully engaged in providing humanitarian assistance to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico until we've restored some semblance of normalcy to their lives. As the secretary of defense said in testimony this week, "When it comes to helping Americans, it's all hands on deck." In addition to our support in Puerto Rico, we are also helping in Dominica, Martinique, Guadaloupe, where we are -- where we are assisting France and the Netherlands in their relief effort on these islands. In addition to supporting state and local authorities during these recent natural disasters, the Department of Defense supports a variety of operations around the world, which is why the department needs a sufficient and predictable budget. This week marked the ninth consecutive fiscal year the department has operated under a congressional -- a continuing resolution, or C.R. Over the last decade, the department has operated under a C.R. for over 1,000 days. That's nearly three full years. The current C.R. funds the government through the first 10 weeks of the fiscal year. Continuing resolutions hurt the readiness of our forces and their equipment. The longer the C.R. lasts, the more damage they do. That is why it is imperative that Congress passes a full-year budget and eliminates the defense budget caps in the Budget Control Act. As Secretary Mattis testified earlier this year, "No enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration." The department needs the F.Y. '18 budget to strengthen our armed forces and improve lethality. Therefore, we encourage the Congress to exercise the rightful stewardship of the taxpayers' dollars and pass a fiscal year '18 budget before the C.R. ends on December 8th. And with that, I will take your questions. Lita? QUESTION: Dana, I'm looking for sort of an update on the last time we saw you, on some troop issues. At that time, you suggested that the secretary was adamant about his -- his belief that there should be more transparency. And you said that numbers -- some general, broad troop numbers for Iraq and Syria would be forthcoming. I'm wondering if you can update us on the progress of that? And the secretary also this week said, or acknowledged that because of the broad hurricane effort, that some of the deployment (inaudible) have been delayed. General McKenzie, I'm wondering if you can give us a little bit more granularity on that. At the time you did your last briefing, we were told there were about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan. This week, (inaudible) said there are still about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan, suggesting that very little of this close to 3,500, 4,000 (inaudible) come in. Can you tell us what the impact has been? How has it affected the actual work on the ground? Because both General Nicholson and the chairman have both talked about this need for additional support on the ground. WHITE: Well, I'll take your first question. We are still working on the Iraq-Syria numbers. That is a commitment of the secretary's to be more transparent. And as soon as we have those accounting practices and we -- the principles are the same as for Afghanistan -- we will announce those numbers. General? MCKENZIE: Sure. Last time I was in here, I mentioned the number approximately 11,000. That's still the number that we're working off. Forces are flowing to Afghanistan. They have been slightly delayed by ongoing hurricane relief efforts. I'm not going to go further in characterizing the nature of those delays. Forces continue to flow, but there has been a slight delay. It'll take a little bit of time to build up a force in Afghanistan. At some point in the future, we'll come back in and we'll give you a new, approximate number. But right now, it's in the vicinity of 11,000, probably a little bit over that number, but I'm not prepared to give you a number above that right now. WHITE: And is it accurate that it may -- some of these may be delayed until next year because of the hurricane efforts? I mean, what -- what is -- is it a transport problem? Could you at least give us a sense of what the issues are? MCKENZIE: Actually, one of the key points that I noted when I talked the last time in here was we wanted to get away from talking about the flow of forces into -- into Afghanistan, because it does in fact give a cover (ph) to the enemy. They're able to calculate what forces are coming in. So I'm not gonna be able to give you additional information on that. WHITE: But you can't -- I'm not looking for timelines or specific locations. I'm asking what the problem is -- can you give us a better idea of what the problem is, and whether it's impacting ... MCKENZIE: Certainly. So let me -- let me characterize it like this. There's a -- there's a finite number of transport aircraft that U.S. Transportation Command has. We're moving things to Puerto Rico, we're doing a variety of things to help down there. The department has been very aggressive in supporting FEMA and the other agencies of the United States government, given the fact that we have a finite number of transport aircraft that will inevitably slow movement to other theaters. And that -- the slight delay in the flow of forces to Afghanistan. Just sort of a natural -- a natural component of that, and that's about as much detail as I'm prepared to give. WHITE: Hans (ph)? QUESTION: General, if I could a couple -- just on the situation in Niger. Could you kind of describe the on (ph), the advise and assist the training mission going on there. Are these forces -- U.S. forces looking to engage Islamic militants? MCKENZIE: No, we're there on a -- on a security assistance advise mission. This was a -- and I don't have any further particular operational detail on this, but it's a pretty broad mission with the government of Niger in order to increase their capability to stand alone and to prosecute violent extremists in the region. QUESTION: When they were ambushed, did the opposing force know these were American forces? MCKENZIE: I don't know that they were ambushed. I don't know that we are prepared to characterize this. There was an engagement, I think we're still gathering information on that. QUESTION: But just one real quick follow-up, did they know that they were Americans? WHITE: We are not prepared to tell any more details. Ryan (ph)? QUESTION: I just wanted to follow-up quickly on Niger. What kind of risks do the some-800 U.S. forces in Niger right now -- I mean, advise, I know it's an advise and assist mission, but what kind of risk, what kind of environment? Is this considered a combat environment? MCKENZIE: I think clearly there's risk for our forces in Niger. Anytime we deploy full forces globally, we will look very hard at the enablers that need to be in place in order to provide security for them. And that ranges from the ability to pull them out if they're injured, to the ability to reinforce them at the point of -- at the point of a fight if they -- if they need reinforcement. We look at all those things, and evaluate on a continual basis. I'm not gonna go in any further detail on what's actually happening inside Niger, because we have ongoing partner operations occurring now. WHITE: Christina (ph)? QUESTION: Thank you so much. There was a report today that the DOD is shifting $440 million into its missile defense budget instead of waiting for next year. Can you discuss why the DOD is taking this step, and what message that sends to North Korea? WHITE: I don't have any particular details on that, but let me take that and I'll come back to you Christina (ph). QUESTION: And then just a second question. Congress recently -- Senate Arms Services Committee recently slammed the DOD for not giving it more information on the -- on the plans for Iraq and Afghanistan. And Senator McCain is holding up defense nominees. What's your response to those actions, and have you taken any steps to engage with the committee since then? WHITE: This -- the department engages with the committee consistently. They -- as you heard in the Secretary's testimony, we are committed to provide as much transparency in an open or closed session to the committee. And we are working with Senator McCain's staff to ensure he gets all the answers that he needs, as well as the ask (ph). The Senator and the Chairman were on the Hill for six hours. So, we -- they are both personally committed to making sure that -- that the committees get exactly what they need. Lucas (ph)? QUESTION: Who carried out the attack in Niger? WHITE: We don't have any details on this. Remember, this -- our -- our mission there was a security assistance. We've been there a long time in helping African nations build partner capacity. QUESTION: You must have some suspects. WHITE: We're -- they're ongoing operations and we're gonna -- no more details right now. QUESTION: Was there a surveillance drone flying overhead when the U.S. forces were attacked? MCKENZIE: I'm gonna have to just tell you, ongoing operations, we're not prepared to go in any details on them right now. QUESTION: Would it have made a difference if there was? WHITE: We're -- we're not gonna talk about any more details. Tara (ph)? Carla (ph), I'm sorry. QUESTION: That's OK. I just really wanted to quickly follow up on that. Were there any (ph) forces killed during the attack in Niger? WHITE: Again, they're ongoing operations and we're not prepared to talk any more details. QUESTION: (inaudible), my question would be on Iraq. There are reports coming out of Iraq saying that U.S. is establishing a base in Mahmoud (ph), and deploying forces down there, as well as some other elements. Can you confirm that the U.S. is establishing or forming a base, or enlarging any bases in Mahmoud (ph)? And what is the reason for deploying forces in -- in these efforts down in Mahmoud? MCKENZIE: That's an operational issue. I'm not gonna -- I'm not just not gonna refer to it at all. I'm not denying it or confirming it, I'm just -- it's an operational issue, so I'm not gonna be able to discuss it. WHITE: In the back? QUESTION: (inaudible) Military Times. Do you know if U.S. troops were mounted or dismounted when they were attacked, and are U.S. troops in Niger operating at a -- tough armored vehicles or light-skinned tactical vehicles? MCKENZIE: Not gonna share the nature of what the patrol's doing, what the operation was doing at the time that it came under fire. I don't think it'd be useful to share that information. I'll have to get back to you on the nature of the vehicles, if any. QUESTION: Tony Ratuka (ph), Inside Defense. FYI18 budget question. General Dunford said when he was on the Hill that the building is working on a missile defense supplemental package for F.Y. '18. How big is that going to be? Is it in the billions of dollars or hundreds of millions? WHITE: I will get you more details specifically on these -- on the programming. But -- but again, our emphasis is that we need a full year, fiscal year 18 budget. The C.R. ends on December 8th, and they -- and the longer they go, the worse it is for all our programs. And it's a waste of taxpayer dollars. QUESTION: Yes, and this is separate from programming? WHITE: Absolutely. QUESTION: This is additional F.Y. '18 money being requested. You can confirm, though, that it's in the works and it's being built? WHITE: We will -- we will get you more details. Tony (ph)? QUESTION: Can you add -- give some specificity to the damage being caused to the specific programs under the prepared -- continued resolution, and General, I had a couple for you. WHITE: Well I can tell you one that both the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force had all planned in strength growth (ph), and that can't happen under a C.R.. So that's one implication. But again, the issue is that under a C.R., we can't do new starts. It's the fact that we don't have a budget horizon, or the fact that we can't predict where things are going. And it wastes millions of dollars in administrative costs because you can't plan. So again, we want the Congress to be good stewards of the American people's dollars and ensure we get a full F.Y. '18 budget by December 8th. QUESTION: ... a specific program that would be damaged or delayed? WHITE: I will -- I will come back to you. Because right now, there are conversations going on with the Hill, and that -- and those conversations are privileged. QUESTION: General, can you, in layman's language, talk a little bit about the -- the rules of engagement being relaxed, might be the wrong word, but being revised? The secretary tried in his six hours in testimony, but it was somewhat elliptical and cryptic. Can you talk at -- at the ground-level? What will U.S. troops and Afghan troops be able to do under the new construct that they couldn't do this week and last week? MCKENZIE: Sure. Well, first of all, we believe that today, ROE that our forces applying in Afghanistan, doing (ph) all the authorities they need to execute the task that -- that they've been given. That includes the ability to call fire, when necessary, that -- in -- in support of Afghan forces. We're not directly engaged in ground combat, as you know. We're in a train, advise, assist, accompany mission. So we don't anticipate the requirement for U.S. forces to engage directly. They're always (sic) have the option to engage in a -- with self-defense, should that be required. Additionally, we have the -- the commander has the authority to target any group or entity that is taking action against the government of Afghanistan, or coalition, or U.S. forces in the area. Those are actually pretty clear sets of ROE, and we believe they actually give the commander and forces there all they need to continue to prosecute the campaign. QUESTION: We keep hearing about military options for Korea. How well-developed are the options? Are they -- have final options been presented to the White House? And do most of those options assume ROK participation? WHITE: You know, again, we are a department all about plans, and we have a full range of options, and the conversations of the secretary has about option with the president are privileged. (inaudible). QUESTION: At one -- one -- at one point, when the testimonies, Secretary Mattis said he believed that it was in national security interest to stay in the Iranian (inaudible). Has he shared that opinion with president directly? WHITE: The -- the -- the secretary has shared many opinions with the president. QUESTION: This specific one. WHITE: There is still a consideration. I think you just heard that there is an imminent decision. I'm not going to talk about what conversations the secretary has or doesn't have, or what advice he gives to the president. He gives his honest opinion about what should be done, and ultimately, the president decides where we're going. QUESTION: The Washington Post (inaudible) just came out that said Trump is going to announce next week that he -- he -- he was decertify the Iran nuclear deal, and his national security advisers had said that they were in favor of it. That, of course, go against what Trump -- or, sorry, Secretary Mattis said publicly in testimony. So has he provided different guidance privately? WHITE: Again, what the secretary talks to the president about is -- is between him and the president. When there's a decision, I'm sure the White House will announce it. (inaudible). QUESTION: I wanted to go back to the hurricane deployment question for a minute, and delays. Because the secretary this week said on the Hill that it was going to impact deployments of some troops overseas, possibly into next year, because we've interrupted their preparations. So he's talking about delays very specifically; the -- the deployment of U.S. troops overseas next year because of the commitment to the hurricane. So it's hard to see how this is not really having an important, if not significant impact on U.S. troop deployments overseas, if -- if you listen to what -- if one listens to what the secretary says. So could you -- could I ask you, General McKenzie, specifically, as someone involved in military planning, to come back to that question: How do you, with a continuing commitment to Puerto Rico, how do you see this, what the secretary's talking about, impacting troop deployments all the way into next year? MCKENZIE: Well, of course, when the secretary made the comment, he's probably talking about global troop deployments. The question up here that we talked a little bit about earlier was specifically in relation Afghanistan, so we should draw -- so we should -- so we should draw a distinction there. But I would not actually further characterize it. There are going to be delays. I think the delays are relatively minor. If -- if the secretary said it's going to affect deployments on into next year, then I'll just let that -- I'll let that statement lie, but I'm not going to further elaborate on the nature of those delays. QUESTION: What is the impact? Iwo Jima is off Puerto Rico. Just took on more helicopters. Obviously, not leaving anytime soon, since it just took on more helicopters for relief missions. Was supposed to go to Japan; take on F-35s, the most advanced fighter in that region, where North Korea is. So what is the impact of the Iwo Jima being delayed on its way to Japan, to take on those F-35s? MCKENZIE: I -- I think it's actually the Wasp you're referring to, (inaudible), that's on our way to WESTPAC, to -- to that row (ph). And certainly, that is going to -- that's going to slow the deployment of -- of that ship to the -- to the Pacific, and it's going to have a cascading effect. So it could be very likely that when the secretary talked about things that might affect in the next year, that's what he had in mind. But I would tell you, at the same time, and in the same testimony, and as we've already mentioned here, the secretary said were all in to help Puerto Rico. And there are just going to be downstream effects when you make those decisions. But American citizens are involved in Puerto Rico, and that's a very high priority for this department. So we're probably going to accept some downstream delay as a result of that. WHITE: (inaudible) Let me -- let me get to (inaudible), and we'll come back to (inaudible). QUESTION: Just to follow up (inaudible), is the sanction reversed, if there's delaying redeployments, bringing any troops home from either Afghanistan or Iraq, or other local deployments? MCKENZIE: I'm just trying to -- I'm sorry. WHITE: No, but again, I think when -- when the secretary says that this could delay some deployments, again, we have lots of options, and the priority, as he said, it's all hands on deck. We will do whatever is necessary to help our fellow citizens in Puerto Rico. But we will -- but he is still going -- orders are being signed. There are still forces flowing in, as the general has said, and there will be minimal delay to -- to the strategy. (inaudible). QUESTION: What do those delays say about the overall health of the military, though? If several, just 3,000 troops going into Afghanistan are being delayed because of these storms, what if something like major combat op popped up. QUESTION: Like Korea? WHITE: Again, this is a building all about plans, and we do what we have to do. We are prepared for all contingencies. We are -- it is not the first time we've had natural disasters and deployed forces. Again, if -- if it's a minor delay, but there are still forces flowing in. General, if you'd like to explain. MCKENZIE: Sure. I -- I -- I'm not sure I actually agree with you, that it's a minor -- Puerto Rico was a minor event, and it was a minor response. I think it was a pretty significant event, and you've seen a pretty significant response, not only from this department, but also across the entire interagency. And of course, I'm just really coming to talk about what DOD does. But -- but again, as -- as we've noted earlier, the large DOD response down there, it -- Puerto Rico is a difficult technical problem, because it's an island. It's physically separate from the United States. Everything has to go there by some mode of conveyance, be it Strat Lift going in, on -- on either commercial or military transport, or on naval ships, or ships that we've chartered to go down there. So I -- I don't think we should say that that's a small thing. That's a large thing, and so I'm not sure that you can naturally infer from that the force is unhealthy because we responded to a pretty significant natural disaster in Puerto Rico. WHITE: (inaudible) QUESTION: I -- I have a question on Niger. Iraq, Afghanistan, there's an infrastructure in place where American troops can be medevaced from battlefield within 45 minutes. Is there a certain -- is there a similar capability for U.S. troops in Niger? MCKENZIE: That's an operational issue that I'm not going to discuss. QUESTION: I don't think that's an operational issue. This -- this is not an ongoing operation. This is a question that U.S. troops are being sent in harm's (ph) way, have the ability to be sent to a proper medical facility. MCKENZIE: I appreciate your position, but partner operations are ongoing even today, so I'm not going to be able to go into any more detail on that. QUESTION: (inaudible) Following on (inaudible) question, we don't -- we've been waiting for numbers on -- ultimate numbers on Iraq and Afghanistan troops for a while. We can't get answers to things like whether or not there's proper medevac facilities for troops deployed down-range. This is for both special forces and conventional forces. Even last night when troops were killed in combat, it took a while to just get confirmation that troops were killed. How is the Pentagon being more transparent these days besides talking about transparency? WHITE: So, I think it's very important to understand that last night, we did lose three servicemembers. And it was a very dynamic situation, and we still have ongoing operations. The reason is takes a little while, and I think AFRICOM did a fantastic job under circumstances -- is that we don't have the benefit of corrections. We have to get it right when it -- when there are servicemembers' lives at stake. So, we will be as transparent as we can be. But again, the secretary's been very clear we're not going to telegraph information to the enemy. And as the general as said, as we have said, there are ongoing operations. We can give you information. We were -- it was the secretary's initiative to give the full number, an approximate number about the 11,000 in Afghanistan. And it is a -- it is his commitment to continue to do that. QUESTION: But what has been done to actually provide transparency? What -- what's more transparent now? WHITE: We changed -- we changed the accounting rules. So before in Afghanistan, it was reported that there were 84,000 (sic) U.S. troops. And now we've told you it's approximately 11,000. So that -- that's a change. (CROSSTALK) WHITE: There's 11,000... (CROSSTALK) WHITE: We had reported in the past 8,400. You all had had that number for years; 8,400. And now with the new accounting rules, it's 11,000. That is a demonstration of our commitment to transparency. QUESTION: (inaudible) than transparent? WHITE: Again, it is with the caveat that we are not going to telegraph to the enemy what we're doing. Paul, you had a question? QUESTION: Paul (inaudible), U.S. News and World Report. Just to follow up on the attack in Niger, has this changed at all the U.S. understanding of extremist groups' ability to target U.S. forces stationed abroad? WHITE: I would say, listen, we have ongoing operations. Our mission there was train and assist. We've worked in AFRICOM to build capacity among partners for years. We will continue to do that. And as we get more information, we will let you know. QUESTION: Do you have confidence that you can protect U.S. forces stationed abroad still? WHITE: Yes, we're confident (inaudible). QUESTION: And then a followup question. Earlier this week, a senior official from the CIA said at a conference at G.W. that he expects there to be some sort of provocative activity from North Korea on Columbus Day, which coincides with the anniversary of the founding of the Korean Workers Party. Do you have any indication that North Korea is planning anything for that day? Have you taken any (inaudible) precautions? WHITE: I'm not going to begin to predict what North Korea is going to do. Corey? (ph) QUESTION: Can you talk about why is the Iraq and Syria numbers taking so much longer than what the Afghanistan numbers took for? What's the process (inaudible) accountability? WHITE: Well, first of all, each (inaudible) on each operation is different. So there are different factors that factor into how -- how we come to those decisions. And again, we said during that first -- last time that we also take in consideration, you know, what are the forces, what are they doing. So again, we will give you those numbers. Joint staff is diligently working on that. That when we have those numbers, we will -- we will let you know. Barbara? QUESTION: I want to come back to (inaudible) and another question over here. I want to be very clear. I am not asking about ongoing operations. I would like to ask a Defense Department policy question about how Secretary Mattis and the chairman view the following -- policy question, not current events. Are they committed around the world to the golden hour for wounded troops? It's pretty much, with all due respect, a yes or no question. Is this department committed to the golden hour for wounded troops? WHITE: We are committed to always protecting our troops. That is our first priority. QUESTION: (inaudible) can I ask you, you're very familiar with what that is on the battlefield. Are -- it's a question for military families. I think they deserve -- they might be very interested in the answer. Is the U.S. military committed to the golden hour to get U.S. troops to trauma care with an hour of being wounded? MCKENZIE: The department puts vast resources against that problem. It is one of the primary considerations for each geographic combatant commander. It's a signal concern of the chairman and the secretary as well. Whenever possible, we seek to achieve that goal. There are occasional times when operational events, maintenance problems may cause you not to meet that goal. But it is our goal to be as rapid as possible in taking our casualties off the battlefield. QUESTION: And does that include West Africa? WHITE: That includes all of our troops. QUESTION: So that does include West Africa. WHITE: It does. (CROSSTALK) QUESTION: (inaudible) Korea (inaudible). What topics will be addressed (inaudible) time? WHITE: What topics will we raise? So, the big topic will be how we curtail North Korea's provocations. Remember, this is a global threat. And we need global support to address it. Kevin? QUESTION: Two things. One, we -- I think we learned either today or just very recently that the cocoms were in town. Are we going to see them in the briefing room like we used to see more often in the past, and we (inaudible)? (LAUGHTER) (CROSSTALK) WHITE: They -- we -- there is no plan to have any in the briefing room at this particular moment; but they do come periodically. This is a part of a gathering of senior leadership meeting. But I will take that under serious assessment. QUESTION: Why not have the cocoms (inaudible) not to speak to the press that often a they have in the past? WHITE: The cocoms often speak to the press. We just had Admiral Tidd here giving a briefing on SOUTHCOM's effort. So the cocoms do speak. General Votel was here as well. So... (CROSSTALK) WHITE: Yes, so... (CROSSTALK) QUESTION: OK. Same question. Russia just had a major exercise along the European borders (inaudible) in the last month. Have you -- do you have any kind of a readout or assessment of what you saw, what the concerns are, what the U.S. response-reactions might be? WHITE: Our concern with the exercise is, as it's always been, is that Russia just isn't as transparent as we'd like. What is there and what has been reported are not the same. And what -- so therefore, we would ask Russia to be as transparent as possible with respect to all of their -- their exercises. Tiem (ph)? QUESTION: First, about last week's (inaudible) attack in Kabul. There was a missile fired from a U.S. helicopter that malfunctioned, killed four people and I think injured two. Has the Defense Department paid condolence payments to those families? WHITE: I don't have any details about that. I will -- but I will come back to you regarding whether that (inaudible). Ryan? QUESTION: Just one on Syria real quickly. Russia has said -- accused the United States of being the number one encumbrance in the fight against ISIS in Syria. There was an episode a little while ago where Russian air forces bombed positions where U.S. troops were. I know there have been some high-profile meetings, but is there a concern that Russia is being increasingly -- representing increasingly a threat to U.S. and U.S.-backed forces in Syria? Is there any steps -- additional steps being taken to kind of prevent Russia from taking offensive action against U.S. forces? WHITE: We continue to work with Russia to de-conflict. It's a complicated area, and we are still working with Russia to deconflict in the area. General, if you'd like to expand... MCKENZIE: Sure, I would just tell you. There are a variety of deconfliction channels with the Russia. We're working pretty aggressively. As you know, we're limited in the context and scale and scope we can have with the Russian federation, and we scrupulously adhere to the intent as well as the letter of the law when it comes to that. I would simply say that, Russian -- recent Russian comments about U.S. activities is probably not helpful. We believe that we and our partners, and our coalition partners, as well as our partners on the ground, are in Syria to go after ISIS. We're having great success closing out on Raqqa, heading further south, even now. And so, I think it's a good news story. I do believe though, that as Syrian state forces supported by Russia have moved to the West, they have found it increasingly difficult actually to provide a hold force. They're unable to hold the ground they've taken, which sort of tells you of the relative affection for which the Syrian population bear for Assad and his government. Whereas we're actually not experiencing those problems in areas that we've actually cleared and come further south. So I think, I don't want to minimize the nature of the problem. I would simply tell you, there are a variety of procedures that are in place to ensure that we don't get into a problem by miscalculation or error on the ground. QUESTION: Just a follow-up really quickly, would the U.S. prefer to see its backed forces take places like Myadine versus Syrian regime troops, given, as you said, the proven ability to hold areas, moreso than regime forces? MCKENZIE: The priority is, completing the elimination of ISIS in the Euphrates river valley. I think we're neutral on who actually does that work as long as the work is accomplished, and it's effective. WHITE: Lita (ph)? QUESTION: Can you -- I guess, General, for you -- you've probably got a lot more broad experience in this, AQIM -- can you give us your assessment of the strength of AQIM in the Niger-Mali region, and perspective on what you've seen? Have they grown, have they become more lethal, what have you seen over, say, the last year? Does this represent a greater lethality on that? MCKENZIE: So, the campaign against violent extremists is a global campaign. We're having enormous success in Iraq and in Syria. In fact, we're squeezing the life out of the caliphate right now. It's in its dying last days. It is inevitable that people will try to go, what we call, the coldest quarter (ph) in the room, go to other places. They tried to go to Libya, it didn't work out real well in Libya. And I don't want to make Libya into a model success story, but they've been unable to establish themselves there. They've also tried to fly into -- flown into Sub-Saharan Africa, the Maghreb area down there. And I think we're having success in there as well. I would not, at this time, draw any particular conclusion from the incident that happened yesterday. I think that it does reflect the fact, though, that we're having enormous success against the core, the very heart of this movement. But we're going to be operating across the service of the entire globe, for quite a while to complete these operations. This is simply a manifestation of that. QUESTION: Do I interpret -- can I interpret that as that you've seen more ISIS, or at least some ISIS, moving into the Maghreb, and that may be part of what's going on there? MCKENZIE: No, I'm not -- I would not -- I would not assert that. I would not. QUESTION: So you haven't seen it? MCKENZIE: No. Well, I'm not prepared to comment on that one way or another. That would be an intelligence question better answered by someone that's not me. WHITE: OK. Bill (ph), in the back. QUESTION: Has the incident in Niger caused the Pentagon to reassess the defense posture there? WHITE: Again, this was a mission in which we were training and assisting. The mission we've -- the Department does partner capacity- building across Africa, and it's to help partners combat the scourge that is terrorism, and violent extremism. That was the mission, that is what we'll continue to do. QUESTION: Understood, but there's three dead soldiers now. So, are you reassessing the way that our forces are being protected there, in light of these events? MCKENZIE: So we -- we continually reassess force protection posture of our forces globally. And the Commander AFRICOM, who's the first senior officer in the chain of command to do that, is undoubtedly doing that right now. And I'll just -- and that's as far as I care to go on that, but we look at that all the time. WHITE: Travis (ph)? QUESTION: Travis Triton (ph), the Washington Examiner. I had a question about your decision to bring up the CR today. The current CR just kicked in and has until December, and I'm wondering if there's something that happened or you have some reason to believe that, come December, Congress is not gonna reach some type of a budget agreement and they're going to pass another continuing resolution into the new year. WHITE: Well we've been talking about the CR for -- the Secretary has talked about it in his testimony, it's a consistent drumbeat for us. Obviously the current CR was developed to avoid a government shutdown. Our goal is to ensure that the Congress provides us with a full -- full funding in a F.Y. '18 budget in advance of this CR expiring. QUESTION: Do you believe that, at this point, they won't reach an agreement, though? Is that your concern? WHITE: My concern is that the longer a CR goes on, the more damage it does to the department. Carla (ph)? QUESTION: Thank you. Last week, they -- an Air Force General basically came up at the Air Force Academy and addressed racial slurs that had been posted on a message board, telling -- telling the airmen that if they can't treat somebody with dignity and respect to get out. I was just wondering what is the Secretary's stance, and where does he think race relations are in the U.S. Military at this point? WHITE: I think the Secretary has said that military is a model. It is a -- it is the most respected institution right now in America. And together in the military, people of all races, creeds, and religions work together for a common mission, which is to defend this nation. So the Secretary is very clear about that and will continue to be. Lucas (ph)? QUESTION: Just one more on Niger. Would you say in the last few years the United States has increased its military presence in that country? WHITE: I'll let you take that. MCKENZIE: Yes, I would say that over the last few years we have increased our military presence in that country. It depends on how far back you look. I don't have the exact numbers, but yeah, because Niger is an important partner of ours. We have a deep relationship with them. We have a great opportunity there to do train, advise, assist, to do a variety of things with them to help them stand on their own two feet. So we're committed to that relationship, we believe that they are, as well. In fact, it's -- I think it's a very good success story. WHITE: Tony (ph)? QUESTION: The Secretary signaled late in the half hearing (ph) that he's gonna visit Islamabad. Can you give a sense of when his trip to Pakistan might be? WHITE: I -- I don't have a sense of that, but it will be -- but as he said, he will visit Pakistan soon. QUESTION: (inaudible). WHITE: I don't have any specifics. QUESTION: ... foreign policy. Was yesterday the first time U.S. troops have been involved in combat in Niger, in what you described as combat? WHITE: I wouldn't -- again, what they were doing in Niger was a train, assist, and advise mission. Obviously anything that our troops do, they are in harm's way, and again -- but that mission was a security assistance mission. QUESTION: Are there other firefights that U.S. forces have been involved in in Niger? WHITE: Not to my recollection. MCKENZIE: I don't believe so. I would just add, I'm not gonna parse the language with you. Certainly to the soldiers in the fight, it was combat. So, I'm -- you know, I don't want to dance around that. I mean, it was certainly a remarkable experience for those -- for those people that were actually there. I'm not aware there's been any -- there's been any incidents of that nature in the recent past. We -- we will look back into several years going back. But I'm just not aware that there's been anything there. QUESTION: Just for clarification purposes, you said 11,000 troops active duty and National Guard are in the Caribbean or in Puerto Rico specifically for Hurricane clean-up efforts? WHITE: The -- it is that there are 11 active-duty and National Guard troops in Puerto Rico. QUESTION: Lieutenant General Cannon has said that there isn't enough equipment or troops, he said this last week. Has he requested any additional troops or do you anticipate sending anymore? WHITE: We have had -- we are still fulfilling requests. Again, there's a process, but yes there are still assets flowing in. As you know, Tuesday, The Comfort ported in Puerto Rico, so again, we will get -- as the secretary said, it's all hands on deck. We will fulfill whatever needs that FEMA has requested of us, and we will provide whatever they need. QUESTION: How many troops are you anticipating sending down? WHITE: I don't have a number right now. I don't have it. But as they flow we will keep you updated. There are daily press briefings from Puerto Rico, and we will keep you abreast of those operations. MCKENZIE: Maybe we have time for one more question. WHITE: Wall Street Journal, Dan (ph). QUESTION: Today, Mac Thornberry sent a letter to the White House with 152 signatures, that said that we commend the president's explicit endorsement for funding National Defense's $700 billion this year during his speech at the U.N. General Assembly. This $700 billion, is that a number that the Pentagon agrees with, and has -- yeah is that a number that you all endorse as well? WHITE: We support the president's budget -- what -- when we will always especially appreciate the Chairman's assistance in ensuring that we get what we need for our service members. The most important thing is that we have predictability in our budget, so we welcome the Chairman's leadership in ensuring that we get that. Thank you all very much. END
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA NH P3 / HD
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TALKS ABOUT UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER, BEING ON 60 MINUTES WITH PUTIN, MCQUAID, CHRISTIE AND BRIDGEGATE, ALMOST SAYS THE WORD "SCHLONGED" AND DEFENDS USE OF WORD. INCLUDES STOP IN THE OVERFLOW ROOM TALKING WITH SUPPORTERS FROM PODIUM (NOT LOGGED) PART THREE OF THREE NASHUA, N.H. - Speaking to nearly a thousand supporters at Pennichuck Middle School, Donald Trump continued his tirade against Chris Christie and the New Hampshire Union Leader, saying the New Jersey Governor was "like a little boy" as he greeted President Obama in the aftermath of Sandy in 2012. He also brought up Bridgegate, saying there was no chance Chris Christie wouldn't be involved in the closure of the "most-traveled bridge" in the United States. At one point a member of the audience shouted "give him a hamburger!" to which Trump responded, "it's called sprit, by the way, and you're ok." He echoed his comments to MSNBC earlier today, crying foul over the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial today, above the fold, which called Trump a "bully. Trump said publisher Joe McQuaid (aka "a lowlife"), who has endorsed Christie, colluded with the candidate as he attempted to get Christie on the mainstage for the recent Fox Business News debate. Trump also defended the use of a crude sexual term he used to describe Hillary Clinton's 2008 loss to Obama - but he mouthed the word. "Can I say it?" he asked supporters, who eagerly shouted the phrase back to him. "By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York," he reassured them. About midday through the event, a long-haired protestor yelling "fascist" got in a scuffle with a supporter. No punches thrown, but it appeared a Trump supporter tried to force the protestor to sit down. The protestor was removed by security as chants of "USA" filled the room. (I have unilateral video of this that I'll be feeding in shortly.) After the event, while giving remarks to an overflow room of about 100 supporters, Trump confirmed what has been reported widely in the past several weeks - that he'll be spending millions of his own dollars on his campaign. "Starting around January 4th we're spending a lot of money," he said. "The press is hearing this for the first time, they're probably going to go crazy. But we are going to spend a lot of money over the next four weeks - we don't want to take any chances.we are too close." The question in New Hampshire continues to be if his army of supporters will actually turn up to vote - a question not lost on Trump. Several times he begged them to come out to the polls, at one point saying he didn't care what the weather was - people need to be out in force on February 8th. When New Hampshire residents pointed out the primary was on February 9th, he grinned. "You know what you should do on February 8th?" he asked. "Stand there!" If tonight was any indication, the crowd seemed happy to wait in the cold tonight - many stood for over an hour in 27-degree weather to get in. FULL LOG BELOW: 19:12:24 Beautiful. This is great, I love it. I love it. I'll tell you, you know I missed. [LAUGHS] Thank you. Thank you. We have got to get out and vote, remember that folks. No matter what's going on in your life, if you are feeling miserable, if you are depressed, if you are down, if you are whatever the hell you lost your job, like everybody else is losing their job, you have to get out and you have to vote. Because you know, I was watching today television, they said if Trump, we get by far the biggest crowd, it's not even a contest, and they said if those people actually go out and vote, but you know the dishonest press back there, they say "But I don't think they will." I think they will, but they said, no, they said if they actually go out and vote, the people that show up like in Iowa we had massive, the same thing, Virginia, Dallas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Carolina, we have these massive rallies, and it's incredible and they said well, if they vote Trump wins. They actually said that. 19:13:40 And we have to get out, we have to get out we have to vote. Ok. So you know we've had some amazing news, I missed this, you know for like a week and a half we sort of have been in limbo right, all I could do is tweet, it was driving me crazy, cause there were no like events or anything planned. But we all had a good Christmas, right? [CHEERS] Good, merry Christmas, we say merry Christmas. Other people won't say merry christmas. They'll say oh, happy holiday. Happy Holiday. Merry Christmas folks. Merry Christmas. [CHEERS] The pools have been fantastic you have seen the polls just came out and today one came out Rasmussen where I am tied with Hillary, but don't worry that's gonna end. We are gonna be far ahead. 19:14:29 And Fox came out a couple of weeks ago and we were leading and another one came out we were leading, we are doing very well, we haven't started on her, you know, she says oh we'd love to run against Trump, it's her worst nightmare. These people, these people back here, they said, well the Hillary campaign said they'd love to run, yea, she wants to run against me instead of somebody else I guarantee you, you know, and I explain, I try to explain to Chuck Todd and all these guys, you don't understand Chuck, when they say they want to run against Trump that means they don't want to run against Trump. You don't, they don't understand. You know they report, yes. 19:15:08 But then tonight somebody reported that they are absolutely going crazy and they our devastated over what Trump is saying. Now we're getting back to the basics. Look at what happens with the Republicans. Every single person that's gone after me is gone. They're gone. They're gone (cheering) When I say gone, they've ever left the race or they're down in the very very low portion. They're low. You just said one. With all the millions that they're spending. so you saw the one where I spent essentially nothing and Bush has spent 59 million. He's down toward the bottom with 3% or 2% or something and we have, we had a poll come out at 42%. Look at these polls it's crazy. We have numbers. We have go through them. 19:16:08 They always say why do you go through the polls. I say because I'm winning. Honestly, if I wasn't I wouldn't be talking about them, and the other candidates say he always talks about the polls, we don't. Well they shouldn't because they're not winning. SO we have a lot of good ones. CNN 36%. Cruz is 16, Carson is 14, Rubio is 12, Christie is 4, Bush is 3. You spend 59 million and you're 3. YOu know what's impressive is the economy, Trump is 55%. (applause). On the budget, Trump is 51. How about this and remember that's out of 15 people. once 17, now 15, now it's at 14, and it;'s going down and it's gonna go down quickly. By the way I have to tell you, new Hampshire will always maintain it's place if I win. Just say you understand. There's A big movement to put you at the back of the pack or the middle of the pack so it would no longer be the same. YOu'll never see me again, but you will see me. I have so many friends. You'll never see a lot of people again. But there's a big movement to put New Hampshire way back. 19:17:24 I don't know why. Is it retribution, it is that they don't want it, they don't like it. I mean you have a lot of power and (audience member says "buy it") Buy it. They have problems. They have a heroin problem that's really incredible. I hear so much about that from the people here. We're gonna build a wall,a real border, and (applause) that whole heroin thing, we gotta get it under control but I hear more about it from here than I do anywhere else. You don't think of it in terms of New Hampshire but whenever I am up here I hear more about it here and we have to solve to problem, we gotta help the people that our hooked because they get hooked and it's not easy but on the budget im 51%. 51% with 14 and actually when they did this. 15 people. 19:18:12 So you have 51%. I'd be happy if I had 51% with two people right? Ok? On illegal immigration, listen to this 48%, because they know I am not gonna play games, I saw one of the people that I am running against the other day, they came up and they said we are going to build the wall. FIrst time he said that. My wife was like, she said darling he is copying you, he said the exact same words, he said there is gonna be a big wall, it's gonna be a great wall. He said the same words, I, listen to it. I listened to it, I said what are we doing here? The guy is copying. 19:18:46 You know if you remember when I started, when I started this all dialogue and we announced in June 16th at trump Tower and I said illegal immigration and we are gonna stop, everybody said oh, and I went through and the papers and I was getting absolutely, Rush Limbaugh who is like a great guy said he has never seen anybody receive so much incoming, I was getting, these guys were killing me, and then within two, three weeks all of a sudden it sort of like, people were saying yo know I think he is right and then you had Kate, beautiful Kate from San Francisco and you had Jamil (?) from Los Angeles, you had a woman, a female a veteran a wonderful woman 66 year old veteran who was raped, who was sodomized who was killed by an illegal immigrant who was here who was not supposed to be here, came in a number of times, like the Kate horrible person came in 5 different times at least that they know of. And all of a sudden, and these are just, these are three instances we have thousands, it's out of control horrible for the economy, taking our jobs, taking our money, it's a one way street. They come over, they bring drugs lot of drugs. Lot of drugs, you people know better than anybody, cause you are really the recipients of that. 19:20:01 But they come over with drugs they go back with cash, ok. Not a good deal. And they go over walls and you saw the ramp they built a little ramp, the wall is this high, they build a ramp, the trucks drive over the wall. [LAUGHTER] They have Jeeps they are loaded up with drugs. They drive over the wall, they didn't even rip the wall down, the wall is so small they said let's just put a ramp up it would have been easier. They should have ripped the wall, no those are not Trump walls. they are not Trump walls. So illegal immigration 48%, ISIS, oh ISIS we are gonna knock the hell out of them. ISIS. [CHEER + APPLAUSE] Oh, we are going. We are gonna knock them. We are gonna do a job. We are gonna get the real general, they may not have nice language, you know, we got rif (?) one of our best generals because he was very rough and tough. Even though the men and women that were under him loved him. 19:20:52 But very tough and gave an interview and he used foul language and he said things and you know, now of course our generals shouldn't be talking, they should be shooting, they should be out there.Did you see generals, they are always interviewed, they are always on television, generals and they are always saying how bad we are. One of them, just said, they were talking about ISIS, said what do you think, oh, it's a very tough problem for-- tough problem. Can you imagine general Douglas MAcArthur saying ISIS is a tough problem. He'd come up with his corn cob pipe and his hat and I tell you he would be, or General George Patton. [CHEERS] It would be over fast, folks, it would be over, it would be brutal but it would be over. We wouldn't be fighting the endless war. 19:21:38 I have been saying take the oil, bomb the oil, kill the oil for years. They started doing it three, four weeks ago and they don't do it right, you know why, they don't want to hurt the environment, can you, no this is the truth, they don't want to hurt the environment. Ok? We are now, we have a president that considers global warming more important than fighting wars , there are people who wanna blow up our country, blow up our cities, kill our people and he said global warming is our biggest problem, I don't, it's hard, the all thing is crazy. [BOOING] The all thing is crazy. Ok. Foreign policy, Trump wins with 30% so here is some good numbers. Morning Consult, listen to these numbers, I don't know, are they right? I think. 40% for Trump, 9% for Cruz, everyone else way below that. ABC Washington Post, great company, right? I don't love the Washington Post actually because they don't treat, but they treat me good in the polls, ok, nobody is gonna say they give me and favors, that I can tell you. 38% for Trump, 15%, 12%, 11 then you get into singles, right. The Monmouth poll 41 to 14, PPP Iowa, very, came out recently, 28 to 25 Trump over Cruz. They don't tell you that. 19:23:01 They only go to the one poll, the Des Moines register, which I have a big problem with. Between that and the union leader which I think might be worse. What a pile of garbage that newspaper is. But I'll tell you about that. 19:23:22 Should I tell you about what happened? Yeah. You've heard a lot of the stories so let's talk about the union leader, how dishonest. CNN, 36 is the national. 36 to 16. Monmouth poll 41-14. FOX, 39-16. Listen to these numbers. I demand the election be today. I want it today. unbelievable. In Iowa, A CNN poll which was so one-sided that it never gets reported other than by CNN, 33-20. Trump is at 33. Cruz is at 20. It's an Iowa poll. You don't hear about it. They only talked about this crazy Bloomberg poll which was frankly fine but it's one of the few polls where I'm actually behind and I think that people in Iowa, I think we're gonna win it. I really do. Like New Hampshire, like South Carolina, we have great friends in Iowa and I think we're gonna win it, my people think we're gonna win it, but we'll find out. If we don't, I know we're gonna do well, but I think we're gonna win it. PPP. we're gonna win New Hampshire right? (applause, Trump chants) 19:24:55 It's so great, it's like this everywhere and sometimes, we're only confined, like this is a nice room, but it's a little smaller room. We have thousands of people outside. I have to do a second one after this. Do you believe it. Unless you wanna give them your location and let them switch, but we have such incredible enthusiasm. You go to these meetings and even the press says it's incredible. When we were in Oklahoma 20,000 people were standing in a park. We couldn't get a building to hold it, we just said let's do it in the park. It was a very windy day so I put the hat on. Very windy day. Make America great. Do we love that? 19:25:37 And in Dallas we had 20,000 people where the Mavericks play and Mark Cuban was great. He gave us the arena and he said you'll fill it up fast and he was right. We started on a Thursday and on Monday we were packed and we were actually packed before that but on Monday we came and it was an amazing event. In Mobile, Alabama we had 35,000 people. We started in a hotel ballroom after about 2 minutes that was no good because the people heard we were there and you know we don't have a long time. We set it up a few days in advance sometimes but in Mobile we started off in a ballroom, we went to a convention center which held 10,000. After about 2 hours we realized that wasn't going to work so we just went to the football stadium, the place was packed, you probably saw that. So we just, in Phoenix we have 15,000 people, it's been unbelievable, you saw the other one where we pulled up the plane in front of the big hangar that was a massive hangar the place was packed. 19:26:29 We gave them a little show with that plane, I tell you that was good, right? That was a good visual. Everybody loved it. But it was great. That plane was made in America. We don't say that, that's Boeing. Made in America. So in Iowa, we had PPP 28 - 25, we have Quinnipiac, my favorite Quinnipiac 28-27 and as I said CNN 33-20. in my favor, so I think we are gonna do great in Iowa, I am looking forward to Iowa. And you know we are down to almost 4 weeks, can you believe this, I mean how quickly it goes? When I started on this journey it was actually June 16th but thinking about it a little before, and it takes guts to run for president. It really does, especially, you know I am not a politician, I never did this before, I am self funding by the way, all these guys are taking money. They are all blood suckers, they are all taking money. 19:27:20 They are all controlled, they are all controlled by the people that put up the money believe me, and I used to put up a lot of money, I paid 350,000 to the republican governors association recently, you know just a little while ago, during the year, it's, I understand it. But, and I am not blaming anyone, it's the system and it's, but it's a bad system. In terms of making our country great again, in terms of rebuilding what we have to do, the infrastructure, in terms of being smart, like for instance putin said Trump is brilliant. [CHEERS] No, no, no Putin. Now, I don't know Putin, we did six-- well, we did do 60 Minutes together, now we weren't together but he was on I was on the same night. We got great ratings by the way, even CBS will admit that we got great ratings. but it was Putin and Trump were on 60 Minutes. But he came out and he said Trump is brilliant, Trump is leading the pack, Trump is all positive stuff. 19:28:13 And my opponents: isn't that terrible that he said? What's terrible? Let's get along with people. What is terrible? Will do fine.Believe me, we'll do fine. But having Russia on our side, instead of you know these guys wanna start, some of them want to start the Third World War. Let's start Third World War. Let's have no fly zones. Let's-- no this is what these guys wanna do, let's you know, let's start shooting down everybody's air planes over Syria, over Syria. I think maybe we have other ideas, but if they want to bomb ISIS I said, and I have said this right from the beginning, you know it, [SOMEONE SCREAMING] if Russia wants to go and bomb ISIS, I agree. If Russia wants to bomb isis, excuse me, go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead. Hey, and they don't like ISIS any better than we do folks. You know you hear the all thing, Now we can't fight Syria and Assad, who is not a good guy but we are backing people to fight Assad, we have no idea, look at Hillary Clinton, what happened with Libya. Look at that, no. [BOOING] 19:29:14 Now look at what she did with, you know, you take a look at Libya, you look at what Obama has done with Iran, I mean Iran is becoming, they are becoming a force. We gave them, we gave them 150 billion dollars, we gave them everything they wanted, we didn't win anything, we don't even get our prisoners back, and you look at that deal and you just see gross incompetence. Gross stupidity, that's what it is. And now Iran is taking over Iraq, and I said this, you know it's funny I never put it together, I put things together really quickly, especially when involves economics, so I said that Iran made the single greatest deal that I have ever seen made. 19:29:59 And I am not talking about countries I am just saying our side was incompetently represented, the persians are great negotiators, great negotiators and they just beat us at every front, they got everything. How about self inspecting? How about they are going to self inspect. They are going to say no, no we are not building nuclear, you can take our word for it. And then on the other case we have 24 hours, but before the, 24 days,but before the 24 days starts what happens? we have to go through a process and the process could take a long time, right, so it's ridiculous, so we made this horrible deal, and I keep talking what a horrible deal, then I said wait a minute, because of us, and I was against this from the beginning, I am the most militaristic person in this room. But I was against [SOMEONE SCREAMING] right? Noo, I mean look, I am, but you gotta know what you are doing. I'd like to build up our military, I am gonna build it up so strong, so powerful nobody is gonna mess with us, believe me. [APPLAUSE] 19:30:53 And we are gonna take care of our vets, where's my man? Where the hell is my man? Are we going to take care of our vets? [APPLAUSE] We have our vets in many cases are treated worse than illegals who come across the, the country (?) Good, good vet. Good vet. Beautiful vet. Right? We take good care of you. No, I don't know if you saw it over the weekend in Phoenix, this is where really a lot of bad news came out two years ago, and a year ago, lot of dishonesty, lot of corruption, it's worst than ever. Just came out, two days ago. You saw it, it was in the news. In, it takes so long to get a doctor, people are dying, they are dying waiting to get a doctor for something that could be a procedure or a pill or something really little not a big deal. And they are dying and these are our vets, these are, this is why we are here. These are great people, we gotta take care of our vets. So we are gonna take care of our vets, and you are holding me to that right? You better believe it. No, we are gonna take care of our vets. We are gonna build it so big, so strong, and you know the funny thing is that you build your military really strong, it's really the cheapest thing you can do because you don't have to fight, nobody wants to mess with you. REally, nobody wants, nobody is going to mess. 19:32:13 Right now General Oriano (?) when he left he said our country is the least prepared than it's ever been. He is talking about the army. Was on television again. all these guys on television. [SOMEONE SCREAMING] You know what? If I had one of my generals, even if they are retiring, if I had one, I'd say don't say we are weak, even if we are. Don't say we are weak, he said we are the least prepared, I think he said in history, maybe from world war two, it's almost like what difference does it make? It's a hell of a long time. But we are the least prepared ever, ever, and I am saying even it it's true don't say it, why would the enemy-- why do we have to have that on television? And then we have the other guys saying how tough it's gonna be. I see so many of these people on television. You know there are certain words to describe what's happening with our country. And I used to say we are incompetently led, I gave up the word incompetent because it's really not good enough. What's the word we use? Stupid. [CROWD: STUPID!] 19:33:11 Stupid. Stupid. So we have to be, you know what's so important? We have to be unpredictable we are too predictable, even these guys, I get up before these debates and some of these, and by the way debate, speaking of, see the small Trump on top? That's just because it's my (?) paper, I don't know. But on the bottom they have make america great again GOP debate who won in the polls, these are all separate polls. [CROWD: TRUMP] No, it's true, listen to this Drudge who is an incredible guy, Drudge 46%, now you gotta say again 15, 16 people, 46 %, Time Magazine other that I was on the cover four weeks ago they do nothing for me believe me. Of course I should have been man of the year, but that's ok. Right? 19:34:04 Everyone says that, I don't say it. I said they'll never pick me because I am not establishment. MAN: You are man of the year. DT: Thank you. I'll be your man of the year. [CHEERS] WEll you know I really want to be man of the year in a year from now, couple of years from now when we want to straighten this mess out and then let them put me. So Time Magazine 49. Slate 51. Syracuse.com 49. US news and World report 69%. PBS, Public Broadcasting I mean, people think, oh these polls because they are online, they gotta do them immediately right? They think I am sitting by the phone calling in. They are getting 100,000 calls, I am not making that many calls, I am not gonna spend that much money, it's not worth it. 19:34:55 So anyway, PBS 69% said I won the debate, right. Washington / Times 62%. CBS 59%. FOX 5 Las Vegas 62% and NewJersey.com 49%. Think of it. Think of it. I mean and then I go home and I watch these very very dishonest people, well Trump was ok in the debate, he was ok, not his best night, not his best night, I said I thought I did great. You know, I thought. How about Bush where he makes a commercial, you now he is trying to show he is tough right, tough. He is trying to show his energy, I said you are doing better, you keep going about her 20 year you'd be ok. No. He is trying to show he is-- so he makes a commercial about me, he is spending millions and millions of dollars, ok. And he has me standing there and he is making, he is doing all the talking because when I am ready to talk where every time I talked he got killed. 19:35:54 But when I am ready to talk they don't have me talking. So he goes, and you will do this, and you will do that. And Donald Trump and I am saying do I ever get to talk, so they just have me standing there like this. You remember when I talked? I said wait a minute, I am at 42% you are 2%, you started off over here next to me, now you are falling off the end of the stage. [CHEERS] No, it's true. It's true. No but think of it. Think how dishonest. That's actually dishonest advertising. How do you do a commercial where you are talking but he cuts off your talk, when everybody says I won the debate, and by the way you know who last in the debate came out? I think it was Bush he came in last. Either bush, Bush or Kasich, I am not sure which one. But one of them came out low. I think it was Bush he came out with one percent. Who the hell voted for him? Ah, it was his family, his family was. 19:36:51 No but, and I don't think he is a bad person, I really don't but you know we can't go by this anymore. We gotta get this done, we don't need, we need people who really know what the hell they are doing, we need people, we need people that are gonna take back our jobs from China, from Mexico from Japan, from Vietnam. We need. I just, cause I turned on, I am coming up today and I see the television and this ad is over and over and over again. I don't even watch myself, I always watch things when I am on, right? I can't even watch it anymore, I just say turn it off, it's so boring. But again he is saying and I don't get a chance to answer. So what's the purpose of an ad like that. Now most people saw the debate, right, so you know why am I asking. 19:37:39 So I think it has no impact, I don't know, you know he spent 10 million or 18 million or something on ads. It's gonna be very interesting what's happening, again get out to vote. Here is another one. SO the press here, you know how I feel, they are very dishonest people, they are very bad people, some are fine, but for the most part these are really sleazebags, these are bad people. [BOOING] No, they are bad. They are bad. I go to stadiums, we fill up stadiums and I tell the camera to turn the cameras, right, they won't turn the cameras. They won't turn them, they won't show how many people and all the time I say it, my wife she said were there many people tonight, I said well did you watch? Yea, it was live. It was, I said they didn't show it again? 19:38:21 And I tell them turn the camera, they won't do it. But if there is a protester, one protester will stand up in the corner of the room or in the corner of the stadium and that's the only time, I actually like protesters cause it's the only time you see how many people are there is when there is a protester. It's true. They focus on my face, which I don't like, I don't like that I wanna to see the crowd, I like the crowd better than my face. What can I tell you, right? I love you too darling, thank you. So I want to tell you, so we had an interesting thing. Because you GAP 19:38:55 Because you have a very dishonest newspaper up here. It's also a failing newspaper. It's going down the tubers. (laughter) I remember when this was a big paper. (holding up paper) Look at the size of this thing. If they cut it down anymore, you won't be able to find it. It looks like the things when you go to the grocery store and they give you little handouts. WHat do they call them. Coupons. So this guy. His name is Joe Mcquaid (booing) . He's a lowlife. I'm telling you. Here's what happens. So I thought (laughter) He's useless. I thought he was fine. I thought he was an aggressive guy. He'd call me, he'd talk to me, he'd want me to come up and make a speech in New Hampshire. I'd do it. He asked me to help James Foley, which I liked very much. I have him a big contribution to his parents. His parents are great people. 19:39:47 He asked me to speak at that event, I spoke at that event. he asked me to do many many things. He'd go through a whole litany of things and then he said would you do me a big favor, would you come to. I'm gonna have a debate. Now I never debated before folks. I never did this before. I'm a job producer. I built a great company and if I didn't do a great company we wouldn't be talking to you, but I'm not a debater. That's why I'm so impressed that I'm winning all these debates, but a lot of it's common sense. Let's face it, right? 19:40:14 But I'm a job producer. I'll be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, but this guy Mcquaid. First he wants ads and I see he's doing very badly. He tells me the paper is doing terribly which it is. It's doing very badly. He's gonna move out of his space or something because the building is like an empty building but I don't care about that stuff and then he calls me up, fairly short time ago and he says would you do me a favor. What? Because I have ten million between facebook and Twitter, more than ten million people. I have a big following 19:40:55 He said could you do me a favor. Chris Christie is not on the big stage. Could you tweet that he should be. Think of it (booing) Now he may try and deny it but it's awfully tough. I didn't put it there for my health. Go check it out. I said do you really want me to do that. I mean it sounds a little bit strange for me to be saying, you're supposed to get on there by yourself right. He said, well I would consider it a favor. I tweet: It would be nice to have Christie on the stage. I felt a little weird. People calling me saying what'd you do that for. I said Joe Mcquaid from the.. I figure I'll get some better treatment, right? Then he asks me for different things and then he asks me. He said would you play a round of golf with me up in New Hampshire. 19:41:34 At his course. He's a member of a course. So, I said I can't take that much time Joe. I'm not like President Obama, the guy is out forever (applause). I just can't take that much time. I said Joe I can't take a whole day just to play golf. I just can't do it. He said, would you then come and have lunch with me at this club. Nice club and very nice I said alright. So I come up I made a speech. I was with a group so I wasn't so bad. I then go over, we have lunch. I meet his, he's riding me, he's walking me all over the place saying hello the people. This is Trump. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying he's having a good time right. I'm sitting there: I order a hamburger. This is all about a hamburger. I think he paid for the meal too. I saw him on television. He said oh well he looked like he didn't know what hit him because I believe in hitting back, don't you think so (applause) 19:42:32 Look at this sleeze bag. WIth all of the things I do. but here's the big thing. So he's doing a debate or as he calls it a forum, and it's like the night before FOX and everybody is talking about it all over the world for months and is becoming bigger and bigger, didn't used to be big, but when I got involved it became big. I mean VAriety, all the Hollywood things, they call it the Trump debate. So, number one, I didn't really wanna come up here, but I was the only one. I said Joe I can't do it. I'm not doing it. I wrote him a note. I said I'm not doing it. I don't feel good about doing it. I don't know how it pertains and actually it was a disaster. Very few people went and it got very very low ratings. Almost nobody watched and Bush had a bad night. I'm not knocking him, but he had a horrible night. He shouldn't have done the debate. It was very bad for him, but they did it because the union leader they figure has some power. It used to have power when it was run by the Loeb family. They did a great job, but it's lost it's power I think. I don't know. I mean maybe it has more power than I think but I watch this guy and honestly he's a loser. 19:43:35 So listen. He wants me to come up and do the debate and I say Joe I really don't think it's appropriate. I speak to the people at Fox and I say how would you feel if I went and did a debate, they weren't exactly thrilled, because they wanna have the big first debate. They don't wanna have me debating, and I didn't do it. I think I was the only one. Some did it by satellite. I think I was the only one.. they were down senators. They were down.. they thought they were gonna do well, it hasn't worked out for them either, but they did by satellite, and it was over, it was done, nobody cared and it was . I looked at the seats, there were a lot of empty seats in the auditorium and it was a disaster. I should get credit for that. They call that vision. Just like vision was don't go into Iraq even though you're strong on the military don't go into Iraq. You'll destabilize the middle east. Vision was writing about Osama bin Laden in my book in 2000. I wrote about Osama bin Laden. Joe Scarborough, a great host in the morning, morning Joe. He said, wait a minute, Trump wrote about bin Laden 2 years before the World Trade Center came down. 19:44:42 Somebody should have gone out and gotten him, and I wrote about him because I would see him and read about him and he was a very threatening guy. I said we gotta take this guy out, but I wrote about him. That's what you need, but I should get credit for not doing the debate. So I didn't do the debate. He was really furious. He was very very angry and I wrote him a nice letter afterwards. I said sorry I just can't and it probably means you won't endorse me, but I can't do it. Okay, but in the meantime I've done all these things. I've made big contributions to charity, I came up and made speeches with him. I thought I got along with him fine and then what happens? So tell me what happens. he endorses Christie and that was okay and I figured that was gonna happen because when he called me up a couple of months ago to see if I could get Christie onto the main stage, I said I think he's gonna endorse Christie right? 19:45:12 Why would he be doing that and the first time I met with him, he said I'll never endorse Christie and the reason he said that, he hated that Christie embraced Obama so strongly before the election. I happen to think, I don't know if it cost him the election, but it cost him a lot of votes and there are many people that think that endorsement, when Obama went to New Jersey, that endorsement was responsible for the loss of the Republican party and Romney. It was certainly not good. When I saw it, I said I think he's gonna vote for Obama. I called a friend of mine who's involved with him, and I said is he voting for Obama. It was terrible. It was where they had the food and the hurricane and Obama went to New Jersey and it was like, he was a little child Christie, like he was .. (audience member screams "Give him a hamburger") . Right! Only in New Hampshire could this happen. 19:46:19 But it's called spirit by the way and you're okay. I didn't knock you for that. I think it's very cool (talking to audience member) . But, so he told me, that was terrible and I said, I came out and told my people, this was a long time ago when I first met Joe Mcquaid. I think the first time. I said I really think the one person he's not going to endorse is Christie because he couldn't stand the fact that he did this. 19:46:45 What he did, what he did is he endorsed Christie and that's fine, I mean you can do it. But he doesn't understand the Star Ledger which is the big paper in New Jersey said he must have made a mistake, there must be something wrong. Nobody called us, you have had tremendous downgrades either 9 or 11 downgrades of the bonds, it's number 50 out of 50 in terms of economic development and in terms of the economy. It's like one of the worse in the country for jobs. It's a disaster, I have property in NJ, the taxes are through the roof, they are through the roof, and you go through it so you have Obama, I don't call it a hug, I call it a hug mentally, it was like, it was unbelievable, it was like a little boy, oh I am with the president, remember he flew in the helicopter and he was all excited to be in the helicopter. I said I would have put you in my helicopter, it's much nicer. [LAUGHTER] It's true. No I thought it was a terrible thing. Ok, So what else happened? The George Washington Bridge. Now, he's got 3 or 4 people they are with him everyday, you , a lot of you people you have companies, you have friends and you are with the friends everyday, right, and you have breakfast. 19:47:55 He would have lunch or breakfast with them all the time and dinner, with this little group of you know, his cabinet. now the George Washington Bridge is the largest in the United States and it's the most travelled on Bridge I believe in the United States. They wanted as retribution for the mayor of Fort Lee New Jersey, they wanted close it, I don't know why, because nobody is going to think about the mayor of Fort Lee, nobody even knows it's in Fort Lee. They are going to think the governor of New Jersey is doing a bad job. But they close the bridge. Now, you just, put yourself in a common sense mode, you are with your cabinet, you are with them all the time, they are closing the biggest bridge in the United State, the most travelled on bridge, one of them in the world, most travelled on in the United States, you are doing that and you are not telling the governor and you are with him all the time. 19:48:45 You are not saying Governor by the way, sir, we are closing the George Washington bridge tonight. No, you are having lunch and you don't happen to bring it up. Does anybody believe that? Honestly. Is there one person? No. [CROWD: NO] Is there one percent chance. 19:49:02 And I'm not, I've been friends with Christie, but when Mcquaid who is really Christie's lapdog, I will tell you. First of all I know you're happy he's up here because he's up here but the people of New Jersey wanna throw him out of office. They say why isn't he running New Jersey. We're a disaster state, we're going to hell, and our governor is up in New Hampshire every single day having town hall meetings. He ought to be doing it in New Jersey in all fairness. We love New Hampshire but he shouldn't be up here all the time. He's supposed to be running a state so what happens is Mcquaid endorses Christie. I thought that was a really strange endorsement because again 11 or 9 out of 9 downgrades. The whole thing and I think that it's an incredible circumstance so that was okay too but the star ledger wrote a whole big thing about how could they possibly do it, and they said he's one of the worst governors in the history of the state. How could they possibly do this endorsement. They didn't understand it, and they said they never even called us. You know normally you call the big newspaper in New Jersey, and they'd say what do you think. It was, I don't know strange thing. So what happens is the following 19:50:16 I figured that's okay, but I've been really nice. I get killed! I get absolutely killed. Today, this guy writes a front page story about me. A lot of what he said is really good. I'm tough and I am tough and you know we need a little toughness now (applause) . But it's a dying paper and again this was a big power here years ago. Although, think of this. In 36 years since 1980, think of that. They've picked one president. It was Ronald Reagan. They endorsed one guy who ran and won for president. Their one out of a 36 year period. They've got one and they're not gonna win this time I can tell you. I mean one thing I'll say.. they didn't pick the guy who's gonna win because that would have been easy. We're gonna win right. (loud cheering) I respect it. So, just to finish this story. (crowd gets rowdy) PART 2 19:51:32 Okay thank you.(scuffle in audience, protester escorted out) (USA! chants) .. You know it's always a single and whatever that happens, they make that the big story. Imagine with all these people . I tell the story. The first couple of times I was rough. Get them out of here. I want him out of here, and the next day they said Trump was brutal. he's a horrible human being. The next time it happened . I said be nice. Be really nice. Please don't hurt him. The next day they said Trump is a much weaker person than we thought. I can't win. So you're too tough or you're too, whatever. But I will just tell you, I said there's no way because I did so much for this guy, a sleeze bag. There's no way he'll say badly about me because I mean he actually told a big announcer that Trump is a wonderful guy. Can you believe it? Then he writes this stuff. 19:52:55 So, he's controlled and I just have to tell you. Your paper, it's not a good paper. You know it's dying. I don't think it's gonna be in business more than two years. He told me it's doing.. they gotta move out of their building and the whole thing. They let John and some other guys go that our fantastic people and writers, but I just wanna tell you. I think it's a very disloyal act when you're nice to a person. If he endorsed Christie, I don't care. That's up to him, but you don't go and try to hurt someone that's been helping you and that really has done a good job, okay? You don't do that so here you can have it darling (tosses newspaper to audience) (applause) That's all it's worth, a piece of garbage. 19:53:38 So we our going to make our country strong, we're gonna make it great, we're going to make it safe. Now, what has happened and it's interesting because I had a big boost in the polls. I was at 28, now I'm at 39 in CNN and 42 in Morning Consult and others and what happened is Paris, what happened is California where these radicalized people went wild and you know what I did. I said we have to find out what's going on folks, we have to find out what's going on. There's too much hatred, there's too much anger, there's too much killing. We have to find out what's going on. I mean we can continue to be nice and stupid and soft and our country is going to go to hell. We have these people coming in now from Syria where nobody knows anything about them. 19:54:26 They are young they are strong, mostly men, you look at this migration and it looks like an army. I mean you don't see many women, you don't see many children, you look at the men, they are not as strong as you by the way, you look stronger, that's good. But you look at these men, they are strong, fit, they look physically fit, you actually say why aren't they back home fighting for their country? You know, what are they doing? So, we are bringing them in and then you saw they have cell phones, some of them, many of them have cell phones and they have the ISIS flag on it. Ok? they have, I don't know if you saw that one? And then you saw where they've come up with a counterfeiting of our passports. Did you see that? Where they actually have our passport and they have a printing machine now, these are not stupid people, we need smart people, we need tough but we need smart. 19:55:11 Tough is no good, we need tough, we need smart. We need really smart, because these are not stupid people. so now they have our passports And then we take people in and we know sometimes they are with ISIS. And they come back and they are fighting for ISIS, kill friends of ours, kill us, cause eventually they are just going to say why do I have to away for, let's just do it at home. and when you think about it we let them back into the country, now we know they are ISIS. Why are we letting them back in? I gotta tell you, one of the first things I am doing they are not coming back in, they go out they gone. They gone, they gone. [APPLAUSE] 19:55:52 No, it's terrible, it's terrible, so when I started off my campaign was very much about economic development and we are gonna stop with China who is just absolutely ripping us, I have to say that, they are ripping, like we have a trade imbalance, we have a deficit with China of almost 500 billion dollars a year, a deficit. In other words 500 billion and then I hear people say [unclear] I am a free trader, but I hear people say, oh no, you want free trade, yea I want free trade, but I want to be like smart trade. like let's break even, I even take breaking even, but I don't want to lose 505 billion dollars a year for the privilege of being ripped off by china, I don't want that. It's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen. With Japan, you know they send us their cars, we have all, by the way we have all the cards, we have all the cards, but we have people that don't have any idea about negotiation or, or they are bought off by their lobbyists and by the special interest, cause I actually said nobody can be that incompetent. You know some of these deals we make folks, it's not because they are incompetent, actually they are very competent for themselves, but they are not really incompetent. 19:57:05 They are lobbyists, they are special interest, when somebody gives Hillary, you know 10 million dollars and 5 million dollars, and 2 million dollars, and they are on Wall Street and you know she is trying to go back a little bit, she is trying to go to the left a little bit because she's got this wackjob, this wako named Bernie Sanders. He was telling people well Trump and I have some of the same people, I don't think there is too many Bernie Sanders people here. [BOOING] Well we have a few different, although he does agree that we are getting ripped off in trade, that's one thing I'll say. the one thing I agree with, he is very strong, he feels we are getting rip-- the problem is he can't do anything about the rip off, he won't be able to do anything I am very good at that.That's what I do. But you know, the one big thing he wants to double and triple your taxes and give everybody everything free. and you are gonna pay for it, your taxes are going through the roof. [BOOING] 19:57:56 Can't do it. You can't do it and I am cutting your taxes down very very low, you saw my tax plan. Cut it. Cutting it way down. We are cutting business taxes down. We are cutting all of them down. So I can't imagine this guy has a chance but I heard yesterday he is trying to get some of my people, and I said, I don't know is he talking about the same people that I am talking about? I don't think so. So anyway, but he wants to do massive, massive, massive tax increases. And people don't talk about that. And Hillary Clinton doesn't talk about it. And the reason I am talking about it, I think you know and I am saying this and I really mean it, she does not mean it when she talks about Trump. It was so funny today when they said actually, I think maybe she is not wanting Trump so badly. But I will tell you, and I am telling you this very strongly, first of all she has committed a criminal act. [CHEERING] A criminal act. 19:58:55 What she did with the emails was criminal according to every single person that I have met that knows this stuff, and not just in one, and Benghazi also, although Benghazi was different, Benghazi she was too lazy to answer phone calls. Remember her commercial? About the phone ringing at night? Guess what she didn't answer it. She didn't answer it. Did you see where the ambassador sent 700 or 500 calls in, emails, everything, and yet she spoke to a friend many times. But they saw they were in trouble, and many many emails were coming, she didn't even ever respond. And remember that commercial, it was a pretty famous commercial, who do you trust at night? Obviously they didn't trust her because Obama [DOESN'T SAY IT] her. Can I say the word? Obama [...] I won't. By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York. And it means to be beaten badly. I won't give the press any more fun with it. And by the way also NPR, ok, National Public Radio, one of the most revered MCs, political people, one of the most revered used it and he used the exact same word, even the ed at the end, for him it was ok , for Trump it's horrible. But what it means is to be beaten badly, I mean that's what it means, I guess it has other meanings but it means and what I meant is to be beaten badly. I won't use it again today, we don't want to make that the story, we want to make other things the story. 20:00:32 But, but, but, if you look at what's going on and you see what's happening we have all of the power economically, we have tremendous power because China, remember this, it's one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world what china has done to our country. If you look at what Mexico is doing to our country, it's a mini version of what China does and you people know better because all the jobs that went down to Mexico, you practically know better than anybody because they came right out of New Hampshire, they came out of New England and you have suffered because of crazy policies and it doesn't help us. So, with Mexico we have the wall, we have the border, we're gonna do everything right. They're gonna respect us more by doing what we're going to do. I tell the story with Ford. Does everybody know the ford story? 20:01:23 The ford story and just simple. I mean it's such a great story because it's so simple but Ford is gonna spend 2 and a half billion dollars building a plant in Mexico so that means they're gonna close different plants mostly in Michigan I guess and how does this help us and then we take their cars, trucks, and parts , no tax, no nothing, like people that don't know what they're doing. Next thing they're gonna have the illegals drive them write across the board. Might as well. If Hillary gets in that's what's gonna happen. Ford will build its plants and the illegals will drive their cars right in and they'll probably give them the car too. Might as well have the car. They won't give them to our vets but they'll give them to the illegals. So I said that's not gonna happen and I tell the story. I'm just doing an abbreviated because a lot of you heard it, but a lot of people didn't hear it and it's so good. 2 and a half billion dollars Ford is spending 20:02:19 And they're spending it in Mexico. by the way Nabisco now is closing their big plant in Chicago and they're moving it to Mexico, why. We're never gonna have an Oreo right? No more oreos for Trump, which is a good thing, not a bad thing. That's good in a lot of different ways, but with Ford, they're gonna send their cars. Now here's what happens. When Hillary gets called and she knows, these aren't stupid people. She knows it's no good for our country, but her lobbyists and her special interests our all getting paid by different companies including Ford and various others and they're gonna say, you can't. the super pacs, the crooked super pacs, how crooked our those super pacs, man. They are bad news. They are so crooked. They are bad news. We had a super pac set up for Trump. I didn't even know who the hell the people were. You see people on television. One of them did the art of the deal pac. Two nice looking young guys. I saw them on FOX They were being interviewed. I don't know what they're gonna do with the money. I have no idea what they're gonna do. Some of the candidates now have their super pacs running their campaigns. They've given up, but the super pacs are running and I think it's, I guess it's, not correct. They're not supposed to be doing it. I guess you could say it's illegal, but you're not supposed to be doing it, but these super pacs our out of control. So, with Ford. Ford has this plant and Hillary let's say finds out and she says I don't want it, I don't want it, and then she'll be called by one of her donors, by special interests, or a lobbyist and they'll say we gave you 5 million dollars, you can't do that, that would be very disloyal, etc. 20:03:52 And bottom line, they will fold 100% With me, I don't take any of their money. I have turned down so much money, it sickens me to think of it because my whole (applause) No! My whole life has been taken money, that's what I do.. We're business people. We take money. Take, take, take. Some people said he plays too tough a game. We need somebody who's gonna play . yeah. I play tough. We play. We do it. It's a game, at a certain point, and now I wanna put that, whatever that is. I wanna put that to use so that we get rid of some of the 19 trillion, which by the way is going to 21 trillion and did you see what was passed weeks ago (booing) It won't happen. 20:04:40 Here we are. So we're disappointed in Democrats. I'm more disappointed in the Republicans, that the Republicans let that get passed. The visas, the Syrians, all funded. The everything, the border, coming through. Everything is funded. That is one of the most disgraceful thing I've ever seen and it took what, 24 hours? It was like done. These Republicans, they were gonna go down . I'm a Republican. I'm a conservative and some don't like me because I tell the truth. They were gonna go down to Washington and they were gonna raise their hand against Obamacare, they didn't fo it. They were gonna kill Obamacare, they didn't do it. They even had a judge that should have don it. Judge Roberts. He didn't do it (booing) 20:05:23 He had two chances to do it. The first time 100%, the second time would have made it so it would have gone fast. It's gonna go anyway. Here's the good news. It's going anyway. (cheering) . The beautiful thing about if I run and if I win. So I run, and I say this. If I run and if I win I'll be able to undo these horrible rules and regulations that have been crippling our businesses. (audience member: "You'd win") TRUMP:I hope so because I'm working my ass off. (cheering) This beautiful young guy. He's not gonna be voting for another ten years but I'll tell you what I appreciate it. He's shouting make America great again. I appreciate it, but I am working. I'm working really hard and frankly I'm doing it because I've always had a talent at getting things good and I've had a talent at money and we need it. We have to have a talent and I made the statement about a month ago. I said we wanna make our country rich again and then we're gonna make it great again and a woman came up to me and said Mr. Trump that sounds very crude to say. I said do me a favor, it's not crude. We gotta make it rich. We're a (?) nation right now. We're a third world nation. If you look at our school system, we're in 28th position. We spend the most per student by far. The second is so far behind us and we're number 28 in the world in schools and by the way common core. Gone! (applause) 20:07:00 Common core is gone. Second amendment, yes! We're keeping second amendment. Obama's looking to do in my opinion, an executive order on the second amendment. I think he's looking because he can't get the support and I think that's gonna be a problem. That could be a tough one of rihm. i think he's gonna do some kind of executive order on the second amendment just based on what I'm feeling and what I'm seeing and I'll tell you (booing) that's gonna be a rough one because there's nobody more impassioned than the people that believe strongly in the second amendment. I'll tell you about the second amendment. If in California or in Paris frankly, we're not talking second amendment Paris, but when these animals came in and they started shooting in the various places in Paris, if we had a couple of people like you and like you (pointing to people in audience) a couple of people, 2 or 3, definitely you guys. They wouldn't have gotten off the first shot. This guy. But you know what Paris and France have the toughest gun control laws in the world. Nobody has guns except the bad guys okay. 20:08:12 So they walk in with AK47s and they walk in with all this stuff and you know they have it, they bring it in, it's not so hard to get it in if you don't mind breaking the law. They were the only ones with any weapons and they had big weapons, powerful weapons. I mean hundred and thirty people dead, many more our gonna die. You have people hanging by a thread in hospitals and they were just shooting people randomly and then the press calls the guy, the head guy with the dirty what, they call him a mastermind, and I've been hitting them so hard. I said don't call him a mastermind because they are playing the Internet better than we do. We invented the Internet, they play it better than we do. They radicalize people over the Internet. So I said to them, the press, don't call him mastermind and I've been saying that for three weeks and I don't hear it anymore. I said he's a low class sleaze bag who happens to be dead right now and I call him the guy with the dirty hat, okay because that's a good expression and they go in and they shoot people. 20:09:11 Now if one you folks had a gun strapped to your waist or on your ankle and you could say whoa look at that, that's not good and they received a little fire. It would have been people hurt, but it would have been a very small number by comparison and I know one thing, they would be gone but we don't have that and when you think about it, same thing in California, they walk into a room with no guns, no anything, innocent people, they were friends. These people threw them like an anniversary party or something. There's a sickness going. This radicalization is very, it's a real sickness. I say it's a sickness and someone will say that's not nice. Folks, there's something wrong. We gotta find out what's going wrong. There's something really bad happening. 20:10:03 So they go in and they shoot all those people. 14/16 people dead, others going to die and they shoot them. If a couple of people had guns in that room, it wouldn't have been that way. You don't need to have everybody. If a few of the people had guns, it wouldn't have been that way and you can say it for everybody. How about the army base where the six soldiers were killed and two of them were like world class, I mean these were top of the line soldiers. One of them was a world class marksman, and they had a gun free zone on a military base. You believe this. First thing I'll do. We're gonna take care of our vets, we're gonna take care of our police because our police our being mistreated terribly. 20:10:49 And we are gonna end free zones on military bases. That's gonna end day one. That's an executive order if I ever saw one. That's gonna end day one. SO when I'm with friends from New York, liberal, they say we're against guns, and then I go into Paris. I say let's assume that we're in PAris and they're shooting us and everybody's standing there like "oh please" (puts hands u8p like he's surrendering) . and they're saying "you over here," boom. This is what was happening. Come over here, boom. Nobody could do anything. They were helpless. It was horrible. When you hear the stories. It was horrible. I explain that to these guys, these people that wanna knock out the second amendment. They lose the debate so badly that they're embarrassed. They don't even wanna talk about it. Well let's go to a different subject. And the next day, so have you have changed your mind. They don't change their mind and I'm not even saying they're bad people. There's something gone wrong there, but we our going to have a strong second amendment. We our going to keep it. We're not gonna let them play with the bullets. They wanna take away the bullets. one of the concepts, because it doesn't necessarily talk about bullets so they wanna take away your ammunition. We're gonna have a strong second amendment. We're gonna have it. 20:12:07 And it's better for the country. It's strong, it's good. I have two young sons, they're hunters, and they've been for the NRA for so long. So am I but they've been in for so long. And Hillary wants to take away your guns, and that is such a bad thing. She wants to take away your guns folks and I'll tell you what. They say the Republicans have a structural problem and we do, it's harder for a Republican to win. We have certain structural problems, but when you talk about the guns, the common core, different things, we have some big advantages over them, but the guns our going to be so safe. Another thing that's going to be safe is this great state so I wanna tell you, and as I said it's going to be and you know what's going and it's going on in lots of circles where they wanna and I don't know but they wanna do something bad to New Hampshire. it's not gonna happen if I win. That I can tell you. I give you my word. never gonna happen. 20:13:15 So, I just wanna finish by saying that we're gonna strong, we're gonna be smart, but we have to be unpredictable so I'll go to these debates and I'll have some of these people, some our excellent and some our real sleaze. You know the ones I'm talking about. Mr. Trump, what do you think of this and that and that. I said that's not a question. That's a statement. We know who they are, but I say to them and I say it strongly, I say we have to be unpredictable. They say what would you do with ISIS. I hated to say that I was gonna bomb the hell out of the oil, but I had to say it eventually. That's one problem, I had to say it and now people are saying it. I've been saying it for years, but I don't wanna say everything. i wanna be unpredictable. I wanna be a General Patton, a General Macarthur. We wanna go in, we don't want them to know what the hell we're doing. We have to go in and a lot of people love it when I say that. 20:14:13 It's the kind of thing, and then the MCs our gonna say well he didn't know...I did know. I know so much. Remember, Osama bin Laden in my book. Remember bomb the oil. For years I've been saying it, but I said bomb it and keep it. There's a difference because I wanted to give a lot of money to the vets and the families of the vets that were killed and to the wounded warriors. These are the greatest people, the way they go through life and a big smile on their face. I wanted to give plenty and we'd have so much left. We'd have so much, but I wanted to keep it, but look. We're going to do something. I am so happy I did this. I really was torn. I said to my wife on June.. (points to audience member) Thanks I appreciate it. i said to my wife, boy and in Trump tower, I went down the famous escalator where she was elegant and I was waving and it's a pretty famous scene and from day one we hit it in the head and we took a lot of heat and a lot of abuse and everyone's now coming back, same thing with the Muslim situation. I took a lot of heat two or three days of heat and now people are saying you know maybe he's right. Now they're all talking about it. Someone had to bring it up and I'll tell you what if I didn't bring it up it would have never been brought up and we have Muslims that our wonderful. 20:15:38 We have wonderful people, but there's something going on there. They have to turn in, like for instance, these people in California. People knew he had bombs all over the floor. People knew, why didn't they turn him in. You gotta turn them in. Because it's their culture, they're around each other, they see each other, they know what's going on. You gotta turn them in. You can't have people dying. You can't let this happen. So, I brought that up. When I brought up illegal immigration, you wouldn't even have that as a topic if I didn't bring it up. Nobody was even talking about it and it turns out to be a very big topic. 20:16:13 So, I just finish by saying this. It's so important that on February 8th, 9th. What you should do on February 8th stand there. (laughter) Because you know what you're gonna have tremendous numbers at those polls, but it's so important that you get there early and on February 9th, you get in and vote. It's so important because otherwise it's just all a big waste of time. I got a call from one of the most prominent reporters and very highly respected and he said to me. I don't know, but he's one of the most respected in the world actually and I took his call and he said how does it feel and I said how does what feel. he said what you've done nobody else has ever ever done in the history of politics in this country. 20:17:10 And even the other day CNN said number one story, Trump. NBC said number on story, Trump. So many of them, number on story Trump, Trump, Trump. Okay that's fine, but you know what he said how does it feel. I said I don't know what you mean. He said what you've done. I said look, let me just tell you a little secret. I said what I've done doesn't mean anything if I don't win, to me. It really doesn't, and he said no no. It doesn't matter if you win or lose. What you've done is you've changed the whole dialogue. You've changed everything. You've changed politics as we know it, and I wanna know how you feel. I say, I will let you know after I win because honestly unless I win, it doesn't mean a damn thing to me. I can tell you that (applause) 20:17:57 So, on the 9th. It's like when I talk to the folks In iowa. I think we're gonna have tremendous success in Iowa, meaning, and I say you because we're all together. It's not me, we're all together. This is a movement folks. You'll get one of these other candidates up here and they'll have 30 people, 40 people, 28 people. It's true. I see it. We had a thing where we had 4,500 people in New Hampshire and Bush was down the road, meaning like 30 miles down the road. It's New Hampshire, it's a long way, and he had a 109 people. We had 4,500 people. This is a movement. An unbelievable thing is happening and I don't even use the term silent majority because they're really a noisy group of people. It's true (applause) 20:18:49 So I've been saying and to a large extent this ture, the American dream is dead, but I'm gonna make it bigger and stronger, more powerful and more beautiful than ever. More beautiful than ever. Remember that, and just to finish off we our going to make America great again. I love you. Thank you everybody [end]
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA NH P1 / HD
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TALKS ABOUT UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER, BEING ON 60 MINUTES WITH PUTIN, MCQUAID, CHRISTIE AND BRIDGEGATE, ALMOST SAYS THE WORD "SCHLONGED" AND DEFENDS USE OF WORD. PART ONE OF THREE NASHUA, N.H. - Speaking to nearly a thousand supporters at Pennichuck Middle School, Donald Trump continued his tirade against Chris Christie and the New Hampshire Union Leader, saying the New Jersey Governor was "like a little boy" as he greeted President Obama in the aftermath of Sandy in 2012. He also brought up Bridgegate, saying there was no chance Chris Christie wouldn't be involved in the closure of the "most-traveled bridge" in the United States. At one point a member of the audience shouted "give him a hamburger!" to which Trump responded, "it's called sprit, by the way, and you're ok." He echoed his comments to MSNBC earlier today, crying foul over the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial today, above the fold, which called Trump a "bully. Trump said publisher Joe McQuaid (aka "a lowlife"), who has endorsed Christie, colluded with the candidate as he attempted to get Christie on the mainstage for the recent Fox Business News debate. Trump also defended the use of a crude sexual term he used to describe Hillary Clinton's 2008 loss to Obama - but he mouthed the word. "Can I say it?" he asked supporters, who eagerly shouted the phrase back to him. "By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York," he reassured them. About midday through the event, a long-haired protestor yelling "fascist" got in a scuffle with a supporter. No punches thrown, but it appeared a Trump supporter tried to force the protestor to sit down. The protestor was removed by security as chants of "USA" filled the room. (I have unilateral video of this that I'll be feeding in shortly.) After the event, while giving remarks to an overflow room of about 100 supporters, Trump confirmed what has been reported widely in the past several weeks - that he'll be spending millions of his own dollars on his campaign. "Starting around January 4th we're spending a lot of money," he said. "The press is hearing this for the first time, they're probably going to go crazy. But we are going to spend a lot of money over the next four weeks - we don't want to take any chances.we are too close." The question in New Hampshire continues to be if his army of supporters will actually turn up to vote - a question not lost on Trump. Several times he begged them to come out to the polls, at one point saying he didn't care what the weather was - people need to be out in force on February 8th. When New Hampshire residents pointed out the primary was on February 9th, he grinned. "You know what you should do on February 8th?" he asked. "Stand there!" If tonight was any indication, the crowd seemed happy to wait in the cold tonight - many stood for over an hour in 27-degree weather to get in. FULL LOG BELOW 19:12:24 Beautiful. This is great, I love it. I love it. I'll tell you, you know I missed. [LAUGHS] Thank you. Thank you. We have got to get out and vote, remember that folks. No matter what's going on in your life, if you are feeling miserable, if you are depressed, if you are down, if you are whatever the hell you lost your job, like everybody else is losing their job, you have to get out and you have to vote. Because you know, I was watching today television, they said if Trump, we get by far the biggest crowd, it's not even a contest, and they said if those people actually go out and vote, but you know the dishonest press back there, they say "But I don't think they will." I think they will, but they said, no, they said if they actually go out and vote, the people that show up like in Iowa we had massive, the same thing, Virginia, Dallas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Carolina, we have these massive rallies, and it's incredible and they said well, if they vote Trump wins. They actually said that. 19:13:40 And we have to get out, we have to get out we have to vote. Ok. So you know we've had some amazing news, I missed this, you know for like a week and a half we sort of have been in limbo right, all I could do is tweet, it was driving me crazy, cause there were no like events or anything planned. But we all had a good Christmas, right? [CHEERS] Good, merry Christmas, we say merry Christmas. Other people won't say merry christmas. They'll say oh, happy holiday. Happy Holiday. Merry Christmas folks. Merry Christmas. [CHEERS] The pools have been fantastic you have seen the polls just came out and today one came out Rasmussen where I am tied with Hillary, but don't worry that's gonna end. We are gonna be far ahead. 19:14:29 And Fox came out a couple of weeks ago and we were leading and another one came out we were leading, we are doing very well, we haven't started on her, you know, she says oh we'd love to run against Trump, it's her worst nightmare. These people, these people back here, they said, well the Hillary campaign said they'd love to run, yea, she wants to run against me instead of somebody else I guarantee you, you know, and I explain, I try to explain to Chuck Todd and all these guys, you don't understand Chuck, when they say they want to run against Trump that means they don't want to run against Trump. You don't, they don't understand. You know they report, yes. 19:15:08 But then tonight somebody reported that they are absolutely going crazy and they our devastated over what Trump is saying. Now we're getting back to the basics. Look at what happens with the Republicans. Every single person that's gone after me is gone. They're gone. They're gone (cheering) When I say gone, they've ever left the race or they're down in the very very low portion. They're low. You just said one. With all the millions that they're spending. so you saw the one where I spent essentially nothing and Bush has spent 59 million. He's down toward the bottom with 3% or 2% or something and we have, we had a poll come out at 42%. Look at these polls it's crazy. We have numbers. We have go through them. 19:16:08 They always say why do you go through the polls. I say because I'm winning. Honestly, if I wasn't I wouldn't be talking about them, and the other candidates say he always talks about the polls, we don't. Well they shouldn't because they're not winning. SO we have a lot of good ones. CNN 36%. Cruz is 16, Carson is 14, Rubio is 12, Christie is 4, Bush is 3. You spend 59 million and you're 3. YOu know what's impressive is the economy, Trump is 55%. (applause). On the budget, Trump is 51. How about this and remember that's out of 15 people. once 17, now 15, now it's at 14, and it;'s going down and it's gonna go down quickly. By the way I have to tell you, new Hampshire will always maintain it's place if I win. Just say you understand. There's A big movement to put you at the back of the pack or the middle of the pack so it would no longer be the same. YOu'll never see me again, but you will see me. I have so many friends. You'll never see a lot of people again. But there's a big movement to put New Hampshire way back. 19:17:24 I don't know why. Is it retribution, it is that they don't want it, they don't like it. I mean you have a lot of power and (audience member says "buy it") Buy it. They have problems. They have a heroin problem that's really incredible. I hear so much about that from the people here. We're gonna build a wall,a real border, and (applause) that whole heroin thing, we gotta get it under control but I hear more about it from here than I do anywhere else. You don't think of it in terms of New Hampshire but whenever I am up here I hear more about it here and we have to solve to problem, we gotta help the people that our hooked because they get hooked and it's not easy but on the budget im 51%. 51% with 14 and actually when they did this. 15 people. 19:18:12 So you have 51%. I'd be happy if I had 51% with two people right? Ok? On illegal immigration, listen to this 48%, because they know I am not gonna play games, I saw one of the people that I am running against the other day, they came up and they said we are going to build the wall. FIrst time he said that. My wife was like, she said darling he is copying you, he said the exact same words, he said there is gonna be a big wall, it's gonna be a great wall. He said the same words, I, listen to it. I listened to it, I said what are we doing here? The guy is copying. 19:18:46 You know if you remember when I started, when I started this all dialogue and we announced in June 16th at trump Tower and I said illegal immigration and we are gonna stop, everybody said oh, and I went through and the papers and I was getting absolutely, Rush Limbaugh who is like a great guy said he has never seen anybody receive so much incoming, I was getting, these guys were killing me, and then within two, three weeks all of a sudden it sort of like, people were saying yo know I think he is right and then you had Kate, beautiful Kate from San Francisco and you had Jamil (?) from Los Angeles, you had a woman, a female a veteran a wonderful woman 66 year old veteran who was raped, who was sodomized who was killed by an illegal immigrant who was here who was not supposed to be here, came in a number of times, like the Kate horrible person came in 5 different times at least that they know of. And all of a sudden, and these are just, these are three instances we have thousands, it's out of control horrible for the economy, taking our jobs, taking our money, it's a one way street. They come over, they bring drugs lot of drugs. Lot of drugs, you people know better than anybody, cause you are really the recipients of that. 19:20:01 But they come over with drugs they go back with cash, ok. Not a good deal. And they go over walls and you saw the ramp they built a little ramp, the wall is this high, they build a ramp, the trucks drive over the wall. [LAUGHTER] They have Jeeps they are loaded up with drugs. They drive over the wall, they didn't even rip the wall down, the wall is so small they said let's just put a ramp up it would have been easier. They should have ripped the wall, no those are not Trump walls. they are not Trump walls. So illegal immigration 48%, ISIS, oh ISIS we are gonna knock the hell out of them. ISIS. [CHEER + APPLAUSE] Oh, we are going. We are gonna knock them. We are gonna do a job. We are gonna get the real general, they may not have nice language, you know, we got rif (?) one of our best generals because he was very rough and tough. Even though the men and women that were under him loved him. 19:20:52 But very tough and gave an interview and he used foul language and he said things and you know, now of course our generals shouldn't be talking, they should be shooting, they should be out there.Did you see generals, they are always interviewed, they are always on television, generals and they are always saying how bad we are. One of them, just said, they were talking about ISIS, said what do you think, oh, it's a very tough problem for-- tough problem. Can you imagine general Douglas MAcArthur saying ISIS is a tough problem. He'd come up with his corn cob pipe and his hat and I tell you he would be, or General George Patton. [CHEERS] It would be over fast, folks, it would be over, it would be brutal but it would be over. We wouldn't be fighting the endless war. 19:21:38 I have been saying take the oil, bomb the oil, kill the oil for years. They started doing it three, four weeks ago and they don't do it right, you know why, they don't want to hurt the environment, can you, no this is the truth, they don't want to hurt the environment. Ok? We are now, we have a president that considers global warming more important than fighting wars , there are people who wanna blow up our country, blow up our cities, kill our people and he said global warming is our biggest problem, I don't, it's hard, the all thing is crazy. [BOOING] The all thing is crazy. Ok. Foreign policy, Trump wins with 30% so here is some good numbers. Morning Consult, listen to these numbers, I don't know, are they right? I think. 40% for Trump, 9% for Cruz, everyone else way below that. ABC Washington Post, great company, right? I don't love the Washington Post actually because they don't treat, but they treat me good in the polls, ok, nobody is gonna say they give me and favors, that I can tell you. 38% for Trump, 15%, 12%, 11 then you get into singles, right. The Monmouth poll 41 to 14, PPP Iowa, very, came out recently, 28 to 25 Trump over Cruz. They don't tell you that. 19:23:01 They only go to the one poll, the Des Moines register, which I have a big problem with. Between that and the union leader which I think might be worse. What a pile of garbage that newspaper is. But I'll tell you about that. 19:23:22 Should I tell you about what happened? Yeah. You've heard a lot of the stories so let's talk about the union leader, how dishonest. CNN, 36 is the national. 36 to 16. Monmouth poll 41-14. FOX, 39-16. Listen to these numbers. I demand the election be today. I want it today. unbelievable. In Iowa, A CNN poll which was so one-sided that it never gets reported other than by CNN, 33-20. Trump is at 33. Cruz is at 20. It's an Iowa poll. You don't hear about it. They only talked about this crazy Bloomberg poll which was frankly fine but it's one of the few polls where I'm actually behind and I think that people in Iowa, I think we're gonna win it. I really do. Like New Hampshire, like South Carolina, we have great friends in Iowa and I think we're gonna win it, my people think we're gonna win it, but we'll find out. If we don't, I know we're gonna do well, but I think we're gonna win it. PPP. we're gonna win New Hampshire right? (applause, Trump chants) 19:24:55 It's so great, it's like this everywhere and sometimes, we're only confined, like this is a nice room, but it's a little smaller room. We have thousands of people outside. I have to do a second one after this. Do you believe it. Unless you wanna give them your location and let them switch, but we have such incredible enthusiasm. You go to these meetings and even the press says it's incredible. When we were in Oklahoma 20,000 people were standing in a park. We couldn't get a building to hold it, we just said let's do it in the park. It was a very windy day so I put the hat on. Very windy day. Make America great. Do we love that? 19:25:37 And in Dallas we had 20,000 people where the Mavericks play and Mark Cuban was great. He gave us the arena and he said you'll fill it up fast and he was right. We started on a Thursday and on Monday we were packed and we were actually packed before that but on Monday we came and it was an amazing event. In Mobile, Alabama we had 35,000 people. We started in a hotel ballroom after about 2 minutes that was no good because the people heard we were there and you know we don't have a long time. We set it up a few days in advance sometimes but in Mobile we started off in a ballroom, we went to a convention center which held 10,000. After about 2 hours we realized that wasn't going to work so we just went to the football stadium, the place was packed, you probably saw that. So we just, in Phoenix we have 15,000 people, it's been unbelievable, you saw the other one where we pulled up the plane in front of the big hangar that was a massive hangar the place was packed. 19:26:29 We gave them a little show with that plane, I tell you that was good, right? That was a good visual. Everybody loved it. But it was great. That plane was made in America. We don't say that, that's Boeing. Made in America. So in Iowa, we had PPP 28 - 25, we have Quinnipiac, my favorite Quinnipiac 28-27 and as I said CNN 33-20. in my favor, so I think we are gonna do great in Iowa, I am looking forward to Iowa. And you know we are down to almost 4 weeks, can you believe this, I mean how quickly it goes? When I started on this journey it was actually June 16th but thinking about it a little before, and it takes guts to run for president. It really does, especially, you know I am not a politician, I never did this before, I am self funding by the way, all these guys are taking money. They are all blood suckers, they are all taking money. 19:27:20 They are all controlled, they are all controlled by the people that put up the money believe me, and I used to put up a lot of money, I paid 350,000 to the republican governors association recently, you know just a little while ago, during the year, it's, I understand it. But, and I am not blaming anyone, it's the system and it's, but it's a bad system. In terms of making our country great again, in terms of rebuilding what we have to do, the infrastructure, in terms of being smart, like for instance putin said Trump is brilliant. [CHEERS] No, no, no Putin. Now, I don't know Putin, we did six-- well, we did do 60 Minutes together, now we weren't together but he was on I was on the same night. We got great ratings by the way, even CBS will admit that we got great ratings. but it was Putin and Trump were on 60 Minutes. But he came out and he said Trump is brilliant, Trump is leading the pack, Trump is all positive stuff. 19:28:13 And my opponents: isn't that terrible that he said? What's terrible? Let's get along with people. What is terrible? Will do fine.Believe me, we'll do fine. But having Russia on our side, instead of you know these guys wanna start, some of them want to start the Third World War. Let's start Third World War. Let's have no fly zones. Let's-- no this is what these guys wanna do, let's you know, let's start shooting down everybody's air planes over Syria, over Syria. I think maybe we have other ideas, but if they want to bomb ISIS I said, and I have said this right from the beginning, you know it, [SOMEONE SCREAMING] if Russia wants to go and bomb ISIS, I agree. If Russia wants to bomb isis, excuse me, go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead. Hey, and they don't like ISIS any better than we do folks. You know you hear the all thing, Now we can't fight Syria and Assad, who is not a good guy but we are backing people to fight Assad, we have no idea, look at Hillary Clinton, what happened with Libya. Look at that, no. [BOOING] 19:29:14 Now look at what she did with, you know, you take a look at Libya, you look at what Obama has done with Iran, I mean Iran is becoming, they are becoming a force. We gave them, we gave them 150 billion dollars, we gave them everything they wanted, we didn't win anything, we don't even get our prisoners back, and you look at that deal and you just see gross incompetence. Gross stupidity, that's what it is. And now Iran is taking over Iraq, and I said this, you know it's funny I never put it together, I put things together really quickly, especially when involves economics, so I said that Iran made the single greatest deal that I have ever seen made. 19:29:59 And I am not talking about countries I am just saying our side was incompetently represented, the persians are great negotiators, great negotiators and they just beat us at every front, they got everything. How about self inspecting? How about they are going to self inspect. They are going to say no, no we are not building nuclear, you can take our word for it. And then on the other case we have 24 hours, but before the, 24 days,but before the 24 days starts what happens? we have to go through a process and the process could take a long time, right, so it's ridiculous, so we made this horrible deal, and I keep talking what a horrible deal, then I said wait a minute, because of us, and I was against this from the beginning, I am the most militaristic person in this room. But I was against [SOMEONE SCREAMING] right? Noo, I mean look, I am, but you gotta know what you are doing. I'd like to build up our military, I am gonna build it up so strong, so powerful nobody is gonna mess with us, believe me. [APPLAUSE] 19:30:53 And we are gonna take care of our vets, where's my man? Where the hell is my man? Are we going to take care of our vets? [APPLAUSE] We have our vets in many cases are treated worse than illegals who come across the, the country (?) Good, good vet. Good vet. Beautiful vet. Right? We take good care of you. No, I don't know if you saw it over the weekend in Phoenix, this is where really a lot of bad news came out two years ago, and a year ago, lot of dishonesty, lot of corruption, it's worst than ever. Just came out, two days ago. You saw it, it was in the news. In, it takes so long to get a doctor, people are dying, they are dying waiting to get a doctor for something that could be a procedure or a pill or something really little not a big deal. And they are dying and these are our vets, these are, this is why we are here. These are great people, we gotta take care of our vets. So we are gonna take care of our vets, and you are holding me to that right? You better believe it. No, we are gonna take care of our vets. We are gonna build it so big, so strong, and you know the funny thing is that you build your military really strong, it's really the cheapest thing you can do because you don't have to fight, nobody wants to mess with you. REally, nobody wants, nobody is going to mess. 19:32:13 Right now General Oriano (?) when he left he said our country is the least prepared than it's ever been. He is talking about the army. Was on television again. all these guys on television. [SOMEONE SCREAMING] You know what? If I had one of my generals, even if they are retiring, if I had one, I'd say don't say we are weak, even if we are. Don't say we are weak, he said we are the least prepared, I think he said in history, maybe from world war two, it's almost like what difference does it make? It's a hell of a long time. But we are the least prepared ever, ever, and I am saying even it it's true don't say it, why would the enemy-- why do we have to have that on television? And then we have the other guys saying how tough it's gonna be. I see so many of these people on television. You know there are certain words to describe what's happening with our country. And I used to say we are incompetently led, I gave up the word incompetent because it's really not good enough. What's the word we use? Stupid. [CROWD: STUPID!] 19:33:11 Stupid. Stupid. So we have to be, you know what's so important? We have to be unpredictable we are too predictable, even these guys, I get up before these debates and some of these, and by the way debate, speaking of, see the small Trump on top? That's just because it's my (?) paper, I don't know. But on the bottom they have make america great again GOP debate who won in the polls, these are all separate polls. [CROWD: TRUMP] No, it's true, listen to this Drudge who is an incredible guy, Drudge 46%, now you gotta say again 15, 16 people, 46 %, Time Magazine other that I was on the cover four weeks ago they do nothing for me believe me. Of course I should have been man of the year, but that's ok. Right? 19:34:04 Everyone says that, I don't say it. I said they'll never pick me because I am not establishment. MAN: You are man of the year. DT: Thank you. I'll be your man of the year. [CHEERS] WEll you know I really want to be man of the year in a year from now, couple of years from now when we want to straighten this mess out and then let them put me. So Time Magazine 49. Slate 51. Syracuse.com 49. US news and World report 69%. PBS, Public Broadcasting I mean, people think, oh these polls because they are online, they gotta do them immediately right? They think I am sitting by the phone calling in. They are getting 100,000 calls, I am not making that many calls, I am not gonna spend that much money, it's not worth it. 19:34:55 So anyway, PBS 69% said I won the debate, right. Washington / Times 62%. CBS 59%. FOX 5 Las Vegas 62% and NewJersey.com 49%. Think of it. Think of it. I mean and then I go home and I watch these very very dishonest people, well Trump was ok in the debate, he was ok, not his best night, not his best night, I said I thought I did great. You know, I thought. How about Bush where he makes a commercial, you now he is trying to show he is tough right, tough. He is trying to show his energy, I said you are doing better, you keep going about her 20 year you'd be ok. No. He is trying to show he is-- so he makes a commercial about me, he is spending millions and millions of dollars, ok. And he has me standing there and he is making, he is doing all the talking because when I am ready to talk where every time I talked he got killed. 19:35:54 But when I am ready to talk they don't have me talking. So he goes, and you will do this, and you will do that. And Donald Trump and I am saying do I ever get to talk, so they just have me standing there like this. You remember when I talked? I said wait a minute, I am at 42% you are 2%, you started off over here next to me, now you are falling off the end of the stage. [CHEERS] No, it's true. It's true. No but think of it. Think how dishonest. That's actually dishonest advertising. How do you do a commercial where you are talking but he cuts off your talk, when everybody says I won the debate, and by the way you know who last in the debate came out? I think it was Bush he came in last. Either bush, Bush or Kasich, I am not sure which one. But one of them came out low. I think it was Bush he came out with one percent. Who the hell voted for him? Ah, it was his family, his family was. 19:36:51 No but, and I don't think he is a bad person, I really don't but you know we can't go by this anymore. We gotta get this done, we don't need, we need people who really know what the hell they are doing, we need people, we need people that are gonna take back our jobs from China, from Mexico from Japan, from Vietnam. We need. I just, cause I turned on, I am coming up today and I see the television and this ad is over and over and over again. I don't even watch myself, I always watch things when I am on, right? I can't even watch it anymore, I just say turn it off, it's so boring. But again he is saying and I don't get a chance to answer. So what's the purpose of an ad like that. Now most people saw the debate, right, so you know why am I asking. 19:37:39 So I think it has no impact, I don't know, you know he spent 10 million or 18 million or something on ads. It's gonna be very interesting what's happening, again get out to vote. Here is another one. SO the press here, you know how I feel, they are very dishonest people, they are very bad people, some are fine, but for the most part these are really sleazebags, these are bad people. [BOOING] No, they are bad. They are bad. I go to stadiums, we fill up stadiums and I tell the camera to turn the cameras, right, they won't turn the cameras. They won't turn them, they won't show how many people and all the time I say it, my wife she said were there many people tonight, I said well did you watch? Yea, it was live. It was, I said they didn't show it again? 19:38:21 And I tell them turn the camera, they won't do it. But if there is a protester, one protester will stand up in the corner of the room or in the corner of the stadium and that's the only time, I actually like protesters cause it's the only time you see how many people are there is when there is a protester. It's true. They focus on my face, which I don't like, I don't like that I wanna to see the crowd, I like the crowd better than my face. What can I tell you, right? I love you too darling, thank you. So I want to tell you, so we had an interesting thing. Because you GAP 19:38:55 Because you have a very dishonest newspaper up here. It's also a failing newspaper. It's going down the tubers. (laughter) I remember when this was a big paper. (holding up paper) Look at the size of this thing. If they cut it down anymore, you won't be able to find it. It looks like the things when you go to the grocery store and they give you little handouts. WHat do they call them. Coupons. So this guy. His name is Joe Mcquaid (booing) . He's a lowlife. I'm telling you. Here's what happens. So I thought (laughter) He's useless. I thought he was fine. I thought he was an aggressive guy. He'd call me, he'd talk to me, he'd want me to come up and make a speech in New Hampshire. I'd do it. He asked me to help James Foley, which I liked very much. I have him a big contribution to his parents. His parents are great people. 19:39:47 He asked me to speak at that event, I spoke at that event. he asked me to do many many things. He'd go through a whole litany of things and then he said would you do me a big favor, would you come to. I'm gonna have a debate. Now I never debated before folks. I never did this before. I'm a job producer. I built a great company and if I didn't do a great company we wouldn't be talking to you, but I'm not a debater. That's why I'm so impressed that I'm winning all these debates, but a lot of it's common sense. Let's face it, right? 19:40:14 But I'm a job producer. I'll be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, but this guy Mcquaid. First he wants ads and I see he's doing very badly. He tells me the paper is doing terribly which it is. It's doing very badly. He's gonna move out of his space or something because the building is like an empty building but I don't care about that stuff and then he calls me up, fairly short time ago and he says would you do me a favor. What? Because I have ten million between facebook and Twitter, more than ten million people. I have a big following 19:40:55 He said could you do me a favor. Chris Christie is not on the big stage. Could you tweet that he should be. Think of it (booing) Now he may try and deny it but it's awfully tough. I didn't put it there for my health. Go check it out. I said do you really want me to do that. I mean it sounds a little bit strange for me to be saying, you're supposed to get on there by yourself right. He said, well I would consider it a favor. I tweet: It would be nice to have Christie on the stage. I felt a little weird. People calling me saying what'd you do that for. I said Joe Mcquaid from the.. I figure I'll get some better treatment, right? Then he asks me for different things and then he asks me. He said would you play a round of golf with me up in New Hampshire. 19:41:34 At his course. He's a member of a course. So, I said I can't take that much time Joe. I'm not like President Obama, the guy is out forever (applause). I just can't take that much time. I said Joe I can't take a whole day just to play golf. I just can't do it. He said, would you then come and have lunch with me at this club. Nice club and very nice I said alright. So I come up I made a speech. I was with a group so I wasn't so bad. I then go over, we have lunch. I meet his, he's riding me, he's walking me all over the place saying hello the people. This is Trump. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying he's having a good time right. I'm sitting there: I order a hamburger. This is all about a hamburger. I think he paid for the meal too. I saw him on television. He said oh well he looked like he didn't know what hit him because I believe in hitting back, don't you think so (applause) 19:42:32 Look at this sleeze bag. WIth all of the things I do. but here's the big thing. So he's doing a debate or as he calls it a forum, and it's like the night before FOX and everybody is talking about it all over the world for months and is becoming bigger and bigger, didn't used to be big, but when I got involved it became big. I mean VAriety, all the Hollywood things, they call it the Trump debate. So, number one, I didn't really wanna come up here, but I was the only one. I said Joe I can't do it. I'm not doing it. I wrote him a note. I said I'm not doing it. I don't feel good about doing it. I don't know how it pertains and actually it was a disaster. Very few people went and it got very very low ratings. Almost nobody watched and Bush had a bad night. I'm not knocking him, but he had a horrible night. He shouldn't have done the debate. It was very bad for him, but they did it because the union leader they figure has some power. It used to have power when it was run by the Loeb family. They did a great job, but it's lost it's power I think. I don't know. I mean maybe it has more power than I think but I watch this guy and honestly he's a loser. 19:43:35 So listen. He wants me to come up and do the debate and I say Joe I really don't think it's appropriate. I speak to the people at Fox and I say how would you feel if I went and did a debate, they weren't exactly thrilled, because they wanna have the big first debate. They don't wanna have me debating, and I didn't do it. I think I was the only one. Some did it by satellite. I think I was the only one.. they were down senators. They were down.. they thought they were gonna do well, it hasn't worked out for them either, but they did by satellite, and it was over, it was done, nobody cared and it was . I looked at the seats, there were a lot of empty seats in the auditorium and it was a disaster. I should get credit for that. They call that vision. Just like vision was don't go into Iraq even though you're strong on the military don't go into Iraq. You'll destabilize the middle east. Vision was writing about Osama bin Laden in my book in 2000. I wrote about Osama bin Laden. Joe Scarborough, a great host in the morning, morning Joe. He said, wait a minute, Trump wrote about bin Laden 2 years before the World Trade Center came down. 19:44:42 Somebody should have gone out and gotten him, and I wrote about him because I would see him and read about him and he was a very threatening guy. I said we gotta take this guy out, but I wrote about him. That's what you need, but I should get credit for not doing the debate. So I didn't do the debate. He was really furious. He was very very angry and I wrote him a nice letter afterwards. I said sorry I just can't and it probably means you won't endorse me, but I can't do it. Okay, but in the meantime I've done all these things. I've made big contributions to charity, I came up and made speeches with him. I thought I got along with him fine and then what happens? So tell me what happens. he endorses Christie and that was okay and I figured that was gonna happen because when he called me up a couple of months ago to see if I could get Christie onto the main stage, I said I think he's gonna endorse Christie right? 19:45:12 Why would he be doing that and the first time I met with him, he said I'll never endorse Christie and the reason he said that, he hated that Christie embraced Obama so strongly before the election. I happen to think, I don't know if it cost him the election, but it cost him a lot of votes and there are many people that think that endorsement, when Obama went to New Jersey, that endorsement was responsible for the loss of the Republican party and Romney. It was certainly not good. When I saw it, I said I think he's gonna vote for Obama. I called a friend of mine who's involved with him, and I said is he voting for Obama. It was terrible. It was where they had the food and the hurricane and Obama went to New Jersey and it was like, he was a little child Christie, like he was .. (audience member screams "Give him a hamburger") . Right! Only in New Hampshire could this happen. 19:46:19 But it's called spirit by the way and you're okay. I didn't knock you for that. I think it's very cool (talking to audience member) . But, so he told me, that was terrible and I said, I came out and told my people, this was a long time ago when I first met Joe Mcquaid. I think the first time. I said I really think the one person he's not going to endorse is Christie because he couldn't stand the fact that he did this. 19:46:45 What he did, what he did is he endorsed Christie and that's fine, I mean you can do it. But he doesn't understand the Star Ledger which is the big paper in New Jersey said he must have made a mistake, there must be something wrong. Nobody called us, you have had tremendous downgrades either 9 or 11 downgrades of the bonds, it's number 50 out of 50 in terms of economic development and in terms of the economy. It's like one of the worse in the country for jobs. It's a disaster, I have property in NJ, the taxes are through the roof, they are through the roof, and you go through it so you have Obama, I don't call it a hug, I call it a hug mentally, it was like, it was unbelievable, it was like a little boy, oh I am with the president, remember he flew in the helicopter and he was all excited to be in the helicopter. I said I would have put you in my helicopter, it's much nicer. [LAUGHTER] It's true. No I thought it was a terrible thing. Ok, So what else happened? The George Washington Bridge. Now, he's got 3 or 4 people they are with him everyday, you , a lot of you people you have companies, you have friends and you are with the friends everyday, right, and you have breakfast. 19:47:55 He would have lunch or breakfast with them all the time and dinner, with this little group of you know, his cabinet. now the George Washington Bridge is the largest in the United States and it's the most travelled on Bridge I believe in the United States. They wanted as retribution for the mayor of Fort Lee New Jersey, they wanted close it, I don't know why, because nobody is going to think about the mayor of Fort Lee, nobody even knows it's in Fort Lee. They are going to think the governor of New Jersey is doing a bad job. But they close the bridge. Now, you just, put yourself in a common sense mode, you are with your cabinet, you are with them all the time, they are closing the biggest bridge in the United State, the most travelled on bridge, one of them in the world, most travelled on in the United States, you are doing that and you are not telling the governor and you are with him all the time. 19:48:45 You are not saying Governor by the way, sir, we are closing the George Washington bridge tonight. No, you are having lunch and you don't happen to bring it up. Does anybody believe that? Honestly. Is there one person? No. [CROWD: NO] Is there one percent chance. 19:49:02 And I'm not, I've been friends with Christie, but when Mcquaid who is really Christie's lapdog, I will tell you. First of all I know you're happy he's up here because he's up here but the people of New Jersey wanna throw him out of office. They say why isn't he running New Jersey. We're a disaster state, we're going to hell, and our governor is up in New Hampshire every single day having town hall meetings. He ought to be doing it in New Jersey in all fairness. We love New Hampshire but he shouldn't be up here all the time. He's supposed to be running a state so what happens is Mcquaid endorses Christie. I thought that was a really strange endorsement because again 11 or 9 out of 9 downgrades. The whole thing and I think that it's an incredible circumstance so that was okay too but the star ledger wrote a whole big thing about how could they possibly do it, and they said he's one of the worst governors in the history of the state. How could they possibly do this endorsement. They didn't understand it, and they said they never even called us. You know normally you call the big newspaper in New Jersey, and they'd say what do you think. It was, I don't know strange thing. So what happens is the following 19:50:16 I figured that's okay, but I've been really nice. I get killed! I get absolutely killed. Today, this guy writes a front page story about me. A lot of what he said is really good. I'm tough and I am tough and you know we need a little toughness now (applause) . But it's a dying paper and again this was a big power here years ago. Although, think of this. In 36 years since 1980, think of that. They've picked one president. It was Ronald Reagan. They endorsed one guy who ran and won for president. Their one out of a 36 year period. They've got one and they're not gonna win this time I can tell you. I mean one thing I'll say.. they didn't pick the guy who's gonna win because that would have been easy. We're gonna win right. (loud cheering) I respect it. So, just to finish this story. (crowd gets rowdy) PART 2 19:51:32 Okay thank you.(scuffle in audience, protester escorted out) (USA! chants) .. You know it's always a single and whatever that happens, they make that the big story. Imagine with all these people . I tell the story. The first couple of times I was rough. Get them out of here. I want him out of here, and the next day they said Trump was brutal. he's a horrible human being. The next time it happened . I said be nice. Be really nice. Please don't hurt him. The next day they said Trump is a much weaker person than we thought. I can't win. So you're too tough or you're too, whatever. But I will just tell you, I said there's no way because I did so much for this guy, a sleeze bag. There's no way he'll say badly about me because I mean he actually told a big announcer that Trump is a wonderful guy. Can you believe it? Then he writes this stuff. 19:52:55 So, he's controlled and I just have to tell you. Your paper, it's not a good paper. You know it's dying. I don't think it's gonna be in business more than two years. He told me it's doing.. they gotta move out of their building and the whole thing. They let John and some other guys go that our fantastic people and writers, but I just wanna tell you. I think it's a very disloyal act when you're nice to a person. If he endorsed Christie, I don't care. That's up to him, but you don't go and try to hurt someone that's been helping you and that really has done a good job, okay? You don't do that so here you can have it darling (tosses newspaper to audience) (applause) That's all it's worth, a piece of garbage. 19:53:38 So we our going to make our country strong, we're gonna make it great, we're going to make it safe. Now, what has happened and it's interesting because I had a big boost in the polls. I was at 28, now I'm at 39 in CNN and 42 in Morning Consult and others and what happened is Paris, what happened is California where these radicalized people went wild and you know what I did. I said we have to find out what's going on folks, we have to find out what's going on. There's too much hatred, there's too much anger, there's too much killing. We have to find out what's going on. I mean we can continue to be nice and stupid and soft and our country is going to go to hell. We have these people coming in now from Syria where nobody knows anything about them. 19:54:26 They are young they are strong, mostly men, you look at this migration and it looks like an army. I mean you don't see many women, you don't see many children, you look at the men, they are not as strong as you by the way, you look stronger, that's good. But you look at these men, they are strong, fit, they look physically fit, you actually say why aren't they back home fighting for their country? You know, what are they doing? So, we are bringing them in and then you saw they have cell phones, some of them, many of them have cell phones and they have the ISIS flag on it. Ok? they have, I don't know if you saw that one? And then you saw where they've come up with a counterfeiting of our passports. Did you see that? Where they actually have our passport and they have a printing machine now, these are not stupid people, we need smart people, we need tough but we need smart. 19:55:11 Tough is no good, we need tough, we need smart. We need really smart, because these are not stupid people. so now they have our passports And then we take people in and we know sometimes they are with ISIS. And they come back and they are fighting for ISIS, kill friends of ours, kill us, cause eventually they are just going to say why do I have to away for, let's just do it at home. and when you think about it we let them back into the country, now we know they are ISIS. Why are we letting them back in? I gotta tell you, one of the first things I am doing they are not coming back in, they go out they gone. They gone, they gone. [APPLAUSE] 19:55:52 No, it's terrible, it's terrible, so when I started off my campaign was very much about economic development and we are gonna stop with China who is just absolutely ripping us, I have to say that, they are ripping, like we have a trade imbalance, we have a deficit with China of almost 500 billion dollars a year, a deficit. In other words 500 billion and then I hear people say [unclear] I am a free trader, but I hear people say, oh no, you want free trade, yea I want free trade, but I want to be like smart trade. like let's break even, I even take breaking even, but I don't want to lose 505 billion dollars a year for the privilege of being ripped off by china, I don't want that. It's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen. With Japan, you know they send us their cars, we have all, by the way we have all the cards, we have all the cards, but we have people that don't have any idea about negotiation or, or they are bought off by their lobbyists and by the special interest, cause I actually said nobody can be that incompetent. You know some of these deals we make folks, it's not because they are incompetent, actually they are very competent for themselves, but they are not really incompetent. 19:57:05 They are lobbyists, they are special interest, when somebody gives Hillary, you know 10 million dollars and 5 million dollars, and 2 million dollars, and they are on Wall Street and you know she is trying to go back a little bit, she is trying to go to the left a little bit because she's got this wackjob, this wako named Bernie Sanders. He was telling people well Trump and I have some of the same people, I don't think there is too many Bernie Sanders people here. [BOOING] Well we have a few different, although he does agree that we are getting ripped off in trade, that's one thing I'll say. the one thing I agree with, he is very strong, he feels we are getting rip-- the problem is he can't do anything about the rip off, he won't be able to do anything I am very good at that.That's what I do. But you know, the one big thing he wants to double and triple your taxes and give everybody everything free. and you are gonna pay for it, your taxes are going through the roof. [BOOING] 19:57:56 Can't do it. You can't do it and I am cutting your taxes down very very low, you saw my tax plan. Cut it. Cutting it way down. We are cutting business taxes down. We are cutting all of them down. So I can't imagine this guy has a chance but I heard yesterday he is trying to get some of my people, and I said, I don't know is he talking about the same people that I am talking about? I don't think so. So anyway, but he wants to do massive, massive, massive tax increases. And people don't talk about that. And Hillary Clinton doesn't talk about it. And the reason I am talking about it, I think you know and I am saying this and I really mean it, she does not mean it when she talks about Trump. It was so funny today when they said actually, I think maybe she is not wanting Trump so badly. But I will tell you, and I am telling you this very strongly, first of all she has committed a criminal act. [CHEERING] A criminal act. 19:58:55 What she did with the emails was criminal according to every single person that I have met that knows this stuff, and not just in one, and Benghazi also, although Benghazi was different, Benghazi she was too lazy to answer phone calls. Remember her commercial? About the phone ringing at night? Guess what she didn't answer it. She didn't answer it. Did you see where the ambassador sent 700 or 500 calls in, emails, everything, and yet she spoke to a friend many times. But they saw they were in trouble, and many many emails were coming, she didn't even ever respond. And remember that commercial, it was a pretty famous commercial, who do you trust at night? Obviously they didn't trust her because Obama [DOESN'T SAY IT] her. Can I say the word? Obama [...] I won't. By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York. And it means to be beaten badly. I won't give the press any more fun with it. And by the way also NPR, ok, National Public Radio, one of the most revered MCs, political people, one of the most revered used it and he used the exact same word, even the ed at the end, for him it was ok , for Trump it's horrible. But what it means is to be beaten badly, I mean that's what it means, I guess it has other meanings but it means and what I meant is to be beaten badly. I won't use it again today, we don't want to make that the story, we want to make other things the story. 20:00:32 But, but, but, if you look at what's going on and you see what's happening we have all of the power economically, we have tremendous power because China, remember this, it's one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world what china has done to our country. If you look at what Mexico is doing to our country, it's a mini version of what China does and you people know better because all the jobs that went down to Mexico, you practically know better than anybody because they came right out of New Hampshire, they came out of New England and you have suffered because of crazy policies and it doesn't help us. So, with Mexico we have the wall, we have the border, we're gonna do everything right. They're gonna respect us more by doing what we're going to do. I tell the story with Ford. Does everybody know the ford story? 20:01:23 The ford story and just simple. I mean it's such a great story because it's so simple but Ford is gonna spend 2 and a half billion dollars building a plant in Mexico so that means they're gonna close different plants mostly in Michigan I guess and how does this help us and then we take their cars, trucks, and parts , no tax, no nothing, like people that don't know what they're doing. Next thing they're gonna have the illegals drive them write across the board. Might as well. If Hillary gets in that's what's gonna happen. Ford will build its plants and the illegals will drive their cars right in and they'll probably give them the car too. Might as well have the car. They won't give them to our vets but they'll give them to the illegals. So I said that's not gonna happen and I tell the story. I'm just doing an abbreviated because a lot of you heard it, but a lot of people didn't hear it and it's so good. 2 and a half billion dollars Ford is spending 20:02:19 And they're spending it in Mexico. by the way Nabisco now is closing their big plant in Chicago and they're moving it to Mexico, why. We're never gonna have an Oreo right? No more oreos for Trump, which is a good thing, not a bad thing. That's good in a lot of different ways, but with Ford, they're gonna send their cars. Now here's what happens. When Hillary gets called and she knows, these aren't stupid people. She knows it's no good for our country, but her lobbyists and her special interests our all getting paid by different companies including Ford and various others and they're gonna say, you can't. the super pacs, the crooked super pacs, how crooked our those super pacs, man. They are bad news. They are so crooked. They are bad news. We had a super pac set up for Trump. I didn't even know who the hell the people were. You see people on television. One of them did the art of the deal pac. Two nice looking young guys. I saw them on FOX They were being interviewed. I don't know what they're gonna do with the money. I have no idea what they're gonna do. Some of the candidates now have their super pacs running their campaigns. They've given up, but the super pacs are running and I think it's, I guess it's, not correct. They're not supposed to be doing it. I guess you could say it's illegal, but you're not supposed to be doing it, but these super pacs our out of control. So, with Ford. Ford has this plant and Hillary let's say finds out and she says I don't want it, I don't want it, and then she'll be called by one of her donors, by special interests, or a lobbyist and they'll say we gave you 5 million dollars, you can't do that, that would be very disloyal, etc. 20:03:52 And bottom line, they will fold 100% With me, I don't take any of their money. I have turned down so much money, it sickens me to think of it because my whole (applause) No! My whole life has been taken money, that's what I do.. We're business people. We take money. Take, take, take. Some people said he plays too tough a game. We need somebody who's gonna play . yeah. I play tough. We play. We do it. It's a game, at a certain point, and now I wanna put that, whatever that is. I wanna put that to use so that we get rid of some of the 19 trillion, which by the way is going to 21 trillion and did you see what was passed weeks ago (booing) It won't happen. 20:04:40 Here we are. So we're disappointed in Democrats. I'm more disappointed in the Republicans, that the Republicans let that get passed. The visas, the Syrians, all funded. The everything, the border, coming through. Everything is funded. That is one of the most disgraceful thing I've ever seen and it took what, 24 hours? It was like done. These Republicans, they were gonna go down . I'm a Republican. I'm a conservative and some don't like me because I tell the truth. They were gonna go down to Washington and they were gonna raise their hand against Obamacare, they didn't fo it. They were gonna kill Obamacare, they didn't do it. They even had a judge that should have don it. Judge Roberts. He didn't do it (booing) 20:05:23 He had two chances to do it. The first time 100%, the second time would have made it so it would have gone fast. It's gonna go anyway. Here's the good news. It's going anyway. (cheering) . The beautiful thing about if I run and if I win. So I run, and I say this. If I run and if I win I'll be able to undo these horrible rules and regulations that have been crippling our businesses. (audience member: "You'd win") TRUMP:I hope so because I'm working my ass off. (cheering) This beautiful young guy. He's not gonna be voting for another ten years but I'll tell you what I appreciate it. He's shouting make America great again. I appreciate it, but I am working. I'm working really hard and frankly I'm doing it because I've always had a talent at getting things good and I've had a talent at money and we need it. We have to have a talent and I made the statement about a month ago. I said we wanna make our country rich again and then we're gonna make it great again and a woman came up to me and said Mr. Trump that sounds very crude to say. I said do me a favor, it's not crude. We gotta make it rich. We're a (?) nation right now. We're a third world nation. If you look at our school system, we're in 28th position. We spend the most per student by far. The second is so far behind us and we're number 28 in the world in schools and by the way common core. Gone! (applause) 20:07:00 Common core is gone. Second amendment, yes! We're keeping second amendment. Obama's looking to do in my opinion, an executive order on the second amendment. I think he's looking because he can't get the support and I think that's gonna be a problem. That could be a tough one of rihm. i think he's gonna do some kind of executive order on the second amendment just based on what I'm feeling and what I'm seeing and I'll tell you (booing) that's gonna be a rough one because there's nobody more impassioned than the people that believe strongly in the second amendment. I'll tell you about the second amendment. If in California or in Paris frankly, we're not talking second amendment Paris, but when these animals came in and they started shooting in the various places in Paris, if we had a couple of people like you and like you (pointing to people in audience) a couple of people, 2 or 3, definitely you guys. They wouldn't have gotten off the first shot. This guy. But you know what Paris and France have the toughest gun control laws in the world. Nobody has guns except the bad guys okay. 20:08:12 So they walk in with AK47s and they walk in with all this stuff and you know they have it, they bring it in, it's not so hard to get it in if you don't mind breaking the law. They were the only ones with any weapons and they had big weapons, powerful weapons. I mean hundred and thirty people dead, many more our gonna die. You have people hanging by a thread in hospitals and they were just shooting people randomly and then the press calls the guy, the head guy with the dirty what, they call him a mastermind, and I've been hitting them so hard. I said don't call him a mastermind because they are playing the Internet better than we do. We invented the Internet, they play it better than we do. They radicalize people over the Internet. So I said to them, the press, don't call him mastermind and I've been saying that for three weeks and I don't hear it anymore. I said he's a low class sleaze bag who happens to be dead right now and I call him the guy with the dirty hat, okay because that's a good expression and they go in and they shoot people. 20:09:11 Now if one you folks had a gun strapped to your waist or on your ankle and you could say whoa look at that, that's not good and they received a little fire. It would have been people hurt, but it would have been a very small number by comparison and I know one thing, they would be gone but we don't have that and when you think about it, same thing in California, they walk into a room with no guns, no anything, innocent people, they were friends. These people threw them like an anniversary party or something. There's a sickness going. This radicalization is very, it's a real sickness. I say it's a sickness and someone will say that's not nice. Folks, there's something wrong. We gotta find out what's going wrong. There's something really bad happening. 20:10:03 So they go in and they shoot all those people. 14/16 people dead, others going to die and they shoot them. If a couple of people had guns in that room, it wouldn't have been that way. You don't need to have everybody. If a few of the people had guns, it wouldn't have been that way and you can say it for everybody. How about the army base where the six soldiers were killed and two of them were like world class, I mean these were top of the line soldiers. One of them was a world class marksman, and they had a gun free zone on a military base. You believe this. First thing I'll do. We're gonna take care of our vets, we're gonna take care of our police because our police our being mistreated terribly. 20:10:49 And we are gonna end free zones on military bases. That's gonna end day one. That's an executive order if I ever saw one. That's gonna end day one. SO when I'm with friends from New York, liberal, they say we're against guns, and then I go into Paris. I say let's assume that we're in PAris and they're shooting us and everybody's standing there like "oh please" (puts hands u8p like he's surrendering) . and they're saying "you over here," boom. This is what was happening. Come over here, boom. Nobody could do anything. They were helpless. It was horrible. When you hear the stories. It was horrible. I explain that to these guys, these people that wanna knock out the second amendment. They lose the debate so badly that they're embarrassed. They don't even wanna talk about it. Well let's go to a different subject. And the next day, so have you have changed your mind. They don't change their mind and I'm not even saying they're bad people. There's something gone wrong there, but we our going to have a strong second amendment. We our going to keep it. We're not gonna let them play with the bullets. They wanna take away the bullets. one of the concepts, because it doesn't necessarily talk about bullets so they wanna take away your ammunition. We're gonna have a strong second amendment. We're gonna have it. 20:12:07 And it's better for the country. It's strong, it's good. I have two young sons, they're hunters, and they've been for the NRA for so long. So am I but they've been in for so long. And Hillary wants to take away your guns, and that is such a bad thing. She wants to take away your guns folks and I'll tell you what. They say the Republicans have a structural problem and we do, it's harder for a Republican to win. We have certain structural problems, but when you talk about the guns, the common core, different things, we have some big advantages over them, but the guns our going to be so safe. Another thing that's going to be safe is this great state so I wanna tell you, and as I said it's going to be and you know what's going and it's going on in lots of circles where they wanna and I don't know but they wanna do something bad to New Hampshire. it's not gonna happen if I win. That I can tell you. I give you my word. never gonna happen. 20:13:15 So, I just wanna finish by saying that we're gonna strong, we're gonna be smart, but we have to be unpredictable so I'll go to these debates and I'll have some of these people, some our excellent and some our real sleaze. You know the ones I'm talking about. Mr. Trump, what do you think of this and that and that. I said that's not a question. That's a statement. We know who they are, but I say to them and I say it strongly, I say we have to be unpredictable. They say what would you do with ISIS. I hated to say that I was gonna bomb the hell out of the oil, but I had to say it eventually. That's one problem, I had to say it and now people are saying it. I've been saying it for years, but I don't wanna say everything. i wanna be unpredictable. I wanna be a General Patton, a General Macarthur. We wanna go in, we don't want them to know what the hell we're doing. We have to go in and a lot of people love it when I say that. 20:14:13 It's the kind of thing, and then the MCs our gonna say well he didn't know...I did know. I know so much. Remember, Osama bin Laden in my book. Remember bomb the oil. For years I've been saying it, but I said bomb it and keep it. There's a difference because I wanted to give a lot of money to the vets and the families of the vets that were killed and to the wounded warriors. These are the greatest people, the way they go through life and a big smile on their face. I wanted to give plenty and we'd have so much left. We'd have so much, but I wanted to keep it, but look. We're going to do something. I am so happy I did this. I really was torn. I said to my wife on June.. (points to audience member) Thanks I appreciate it. i said to my wife, boy and in Trump tower, I went down the famous escalator where she was elegant and I was waving and it's a pretty famous scene and from day one we hit it in the head and we took a lot of heat and a lot of abuse and everyone's now coming back, same thing with the Muslim situation. I took a lot of heat two or three days of heat and now people are saying you know maybe he's right. Now they're all talking about it. Someone had to bring it up and I'll tell you what if I didn't bring it up it would have never been brought up and we have Muslims that our wonderful. 20:15:38 We have wonderful people, but there's something going on there. They have to turn in, like for instance, these people in California. People knew he had bombs all over the floor. People knew, why didn't they turn him in. You gotta turn them in. Because it's their culture, they're around each other, they see each other, they know what's going on. You gotta turn them in. You can't have people dying. You can't let this happen. So, I brought that up. When I brought up illegal immigration, you wouldn't even have that as a topic if I didn't bring it up. Nobody was even talking about it and it turns out to be a very big topic. 20:16:13 So, I just finish by saying this. It's so important that on February 8th, 9th. What you should do on February 8th stand there. (laughter) Because you know what you're gonna have tremendous numbers at those polls, but it's so important that you get there early and on February 9th, you get in and vote. It's so important because otherwise it's just all a big waste of time. I got a call from one of the most prominent reporters and very highly respected and he said to me. I don't know, but he's one of the most respected in the world actually and I took his call and he said how does it feel and I said how does what feel. he said what you've done nobody else has ever ever done in the history of politics in this country. 20:17:10 And even the other day CNN said number one story, Trump. NBC said number on story, Trump. So many of them, number on story Trump, Trump, Trump. Okay that's fine, but you know what he said how does it feel. I said I don't know what you mean. He said what you've done. I said look, let me just tell you a little secret. I said what I've done doesn't mean anything if I don't win, to me. It really doesn't, and he said no no. It doesn't matter if you win or lose. What you've done is you've changed the whole dialogue. You've changed everything. You've changed politics as we know it, and I wanna know how you feel. I say, I will let you know after I win because honestly unless I win, it doesn't mean a damn thing to me. I can tell you that (applause) 20:17:57 So, on the 9th. It's like when I talk to the folks In iowa. I think we're gonna have tremendous success in Iowa, meaning, and I say you because we're all together. It's not me, we're all together. This is a movement folks. You'll get one of these other candidates up here and they'll have 30 people, 40 people, 28 people. It's true. I see it. We had a thing where we had 4,500 people in New Hampshire and Bush was down the road, meaning like 30 miles down the road. It's New Hampshire, it's a long way, and he had a 109 people. We had 4,500 people. This is a movement. An unbelievable thing is happening and I don't even use the term silent majority because they're really a noisy group of people. It's true (applause) 20:18:49 So I've been saying and to a large extent this ture, the American dream is dead, but I'm gonna make it bigger and stronger, more powerful and more beautiful than ever. More beautiful than ever. Remember that, and just to finish off we our going to make America great again. I love you. Thank you everybody [end]
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA NH P2 / HD
DONALD TRUMP RALLY IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, TALKS ABOUT UNION LEADER NEWSPAPER, BEING ON 60 MINUTES WITH PUTIN, MCQUAID, CHRISTIE AND BRIDGEGATE, ALMOST SAYS THE WORD "SCHLONGED" AND DEFENDS USE OF WORD. PART TWO OF THREE NASHUA, N.H. - Speaking to nearly a thousand supporters at Pennichuck Middle School, Donald Trump continued his tirade against Chris Christie and the New Hampshire Union Leader, saying the New Jersey Governor was "like a little boy" as he greeted President Obama in the aftermath of Sandy in 2012. He also brought up Bridgegate, saying there was no chance Chris Christie wouldn't be involved in the closure of the "most-traveled bridge" in the United States. At one point a member of the audience shouted "give him a hamburger!" to which Trump responded, "it's called sprit, by the way, and you're ok." He echoed his comments to MSNBC earlier today, crying foul over the New Hampshire Union Leader's editorial today, above the fold, which called Trump a "bully. Trump said publisher Joe McQuaid (aka "a lowlife"), who has endorsed Christie, colluded with the candidate as he attempted to get Christie on the mainstage for the recent Fox Business News debate. Trump also defended the use of a crude sexual term he used to describe Hillary Clinton's 2008 loss to Obama - but he mouthed the word. "Can I say it?" he asked supporters, who eagerly shouted the phrase back to him. "By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York," he reassured them. About midday through the event, a long-haired protestor yelling "fascist" got in a scuffle with a supporter. No punches thrown, but it appeared a Trump supporter tried to force the protestor to sit down. The protestor was removed by security as chants of "USA" filled the room. (I have unilateral video of this that I'll be feeding in shortly.) After the event, while giving remarks to an overflow room of about 100 supporters, Trump confirmed what has been reported widely in the past several weeks - that he'll be spending millions of his own dollars on his campaign. "Starting around January 4th we're spending a lot of money," he said. "The press is hearing this for the first time, they're probably going to go crazy. But we are going to spend a lot of money over the next four weeks - we don't want to take any chances.we are too close." The question in New Hampshire continues to be if his army of supporters will actually turn up to vote - a question not lost on Trump. Several times he begged them to come out to the polls, at one point saying he didn't care what the weather was - people need to be out in force on February 8th. When New Hampshire residents pointed out the primary was on February 9th, he grinned. "You know what you should do on February 8th?" he asked. "Stand there!" If tonight was any indication, the crowd seemed happy to wait in the cold tonight - many stood for over an hour in 27-degree weather to get in. FULL LOG BELOW: 19:12:24 Beautiful. This is great, I love it. I love it. I'll tell you, you know I missed. [LAUGHS] Thank you. Thank you. We have got to get out and vote, remember that folks. No matter what's going on in your life, if you are feeling miserable, if you are depressed, if you are down, if you are whatever the hell you lost your job, like everybody else is losing their job, you have to get out and you have to vote. Because you know, I was watching today television, they said if Trump, we get by far the biggest crowd, it's not even a contest, and they said if those people actually go out and vote, but you know the dishonest press back there, they say "But I don't think they will." I think they will, but they said, no, they said if they actually go out and vote, the people that show up like in Iowa we had massive, the same thing, Virginia, Dallas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, North Carolina, we have these massive rallies, and it's incredible and they said well, if they vote Trump wins. They actually said that. 19:13:40 And we have to get out, we have to get out we have to vote. Ok. So you know we've had some amazing news, I missed this, you know for like a week and a half we sort of have been in limbo right, all I could do is tweet, it was driving me crazy, cause there were no like events or anything planned. But we all had a good Christmas, right? [CHEERS] Good, merry Christmas, we say merry Christmas. Other people won't say merry christmas. They'll say oh, happy holiday. Happy Holiday. Merry Christmas folks. Merry Christmas. [CHEERS] The pools have been fantastic you have seen the polls just came out and today one came out Rasmussen where I am tied with Hillary, but don't worry that's gonna end. We are gonna be far ahead. 19:14:29 And Fox came out a couple of weeks ago and we were leading and another one came out we were leading, we are doing very well, we haven't started on her, you know, she says oh we'd love to run against Trump, it's her worst nightmare. These people, these people back here, they said, well the Hillary campaign said they'd love to run, yea, she wants to run against me instead of somebody else I guarantee you, you know, and I explain, I try to explain to Chuck Todd and all these guys, you don't understand Chuck, when they say they want to run against Trump that means they don't want to run against Trump. You don't, they don't understand. You know they report, yes. 19:15:08 But then tonight somebody reported that they are absolutely going crazy and they our devastated over what Trump is saying. Now we're getting back to the basics. Look at what happens with the Republicans. Every single person that's gone after me is gone. They're gone. They're gone (cheering) When I say gone, they've ever left the race or they're down in the very very low portion. They're low. You just said one. With all the millions that they're spending. so you saw the one where I spent essentially nothing and Bush has spent 59 million. He's down toward the bottom with 3% or 2% or something and we have, we had a poll come out at 42%. Look at these polls it's crazy. We have numbers. We have go through them. 19:16:08 They always say why do you go through the polls. I say because I'm winning. Honestly, if I wasn't I wouldn't be talking about them, and the other candidates say he always talks about the polls, we don't. Well they shouldn't because they're not winning. SO we have a lot of good ones. CNN 36%. Cruz is 16, Carson is 14, Rubio is 12, Christie is 4, Bush is 3. You spend 59 million and you're 3. YOu know what's impressive is the economy, Trump is 55%. (applause). On the budget, Trump is 51. How about this and remember that's out of 15 people. once 17, now 15, now it's at 14, and it;'s going down and it's gonna go down quickly. By the way I have to tell you, new Hampshire will always maintain it's place if I win. Just say you understand. There's A big movement to put you at the back of the pack or the middle of the pack so it would no longer be the same. YOu'll never see me again, but you will see me. I have so many friends. You'll never see a lot of people again. But there's a big movement to put New Hampshire way back. 19:17:24 I don't know why. Is it retribution, it is that they don't want it, they don't like it. I mean you have a lot of power and (audience member says "buy it") Buy it. They have problems. They have a heroin problem that's really incredible. I hear so much about that from the people here. We're gonna build a wall,a real border, and (applause) that whole heroin thing, we gotta get it under control but I hear more about it from here than I do anywhere else. You don't think of it in terms of New Hampshire but whenever I am up here I hear more about it here and we have to solve to problem, we gotta help the people that our hooked because they get hooked and it's not easy but on the budget im 51%. 51% with 14 and actually when they did this. 15 people. 19:18:12 So you have 51%. I'd be happy if I had 51% with two people right? Ok? On illegal immigration, listen to this 48%, because they know I am not gonna play games, I saw one of the people that I am running against the other day, they came up and they said we are going to build the wall. FIrst time he said that. My wife was like, she said darling he is copying you, he said the exact same words, he said there is gonna be a big wall, it's gonna be a great wall. He said the same words, I, listen to it. I listened to it, I said what are we doing here? The guy is copying. 19:18:46 You know if you remember when I started, when I started this all dialogue and we announced in June 16th at trump Tower and I said illegal immigration and we are gonna stop, everybody said oh, and I went through and the papers and I was getting absolutely, Rush Limbaugh who is like a great guy said he has never seen anybody receive so much incoming, I was getting, these guys were killing me, and then within two, three weeks all of a sudden it sort of like, people were saying yo know I think he is right and then you had Kate, beautiful Kate from San Francisco and you had Jamil (?) from Los Angeles, you had a woman, a female a veteran a wonderful woman 66 year old veteran who was raped, who was sodomized who was killed by an illegal immigrant who was here who was not supposed to be here, came in a number of times, like the Kate horrible person came in 5 different times at least that they know of. And all of a sudden, and these are just, these are three instances we have thousands, it's out of control horrible for the economy, taking our jobs, taking our money, it's a one way street. They come over, they bring drugs lot of drugs. Lot of drugs, you people know better than anybody, cause you are really the recipients of that. 19:20:01 But they come over with drugs they go back with cash, ok. Not a good deal. And they go over walls and you saw the ramp they built a little ramp, the wall is this high, they build a ramp, the trucks drive over the wall. [LAUGHTER] They have Jeeps they are loaded up with drugs. They drive over the wall, they didn't even rip the wall down, the wall is so small they said let's just put a ramp up it would have been easier. They should have ripped the wall, no those are not Trump walls. they are not Trump walls. So illegal immigration 48%, ISIS, oh ISIS we are gonna knock the hell out of them. ISIS. [CHEER + APPLAUSE] Oh, we are going. We are gonna knock them. We are gonna do a job. We are gonna get the real general, they may not have nice language, you know, we got rif (?) one of our best generals because he was very rough and tough. Even though the men and women that were under him loved him. 19:20:52 But very tough and gave an interview and he used foul language and he said things and you know, now of course our generals shouldn't be talking, they should be shooting, they should be out there.Did you see generals, they are always interviewed, they are always on television, generals and they are always saying how bad we are. One of them, just said, they were talking about ISIS, said what do you think, oh, it's a very tough problem for-- tough problem. Can you imagine general Douglas MAcArthur saying ISIS is a tough problem. He'd come up with his corn cob pipe and his hat and I tell you he would be, or General George Patton. [CHEERS] It would be over fast, folks, it would be over, it would be brutal but it would be over. We wouldn't be fighting the endless war. 19:21:38 I have been saying take the oil, bomb the oil, kill the oil for years. They started doing it three, four weeks ago and they don't do it right, you know why, they don't want to hurt the environment, can you, no this is the truth, they don't want to hurt the environment. Ok? We are now, we have a president that considers global warming more important than fighting wars , there are people who wanna blow up our country, blow up our cities, kill our people and he said global warming is our biggest problem, I don't, it's hard, the all thing is crazy. [BOOING] The all thing is crazy. Ok. Foreign policy, Trump wins with 30% so here is some good numbers. Morning Consult, listen to these numbers, I don't know, are they right? I think. 40% for Trump, 9% for Cruz, everyone else way below that. ABC Washington Post, great company, right? I don't love the Washington Post actually because they don't treat, but they treat me good in the polls, ok, nobody is gonna say they give me and favors, that I can tell you. 38% for Trump, 15%, 12%, 11 then you get into singles, right. The Monmouth poll 41 to 14, PPP Iowa, very, came out recently, 28 to 25 Trump over Cruz. They don't tell you that. 19:23:01 They only go to the one poll, the Des Moines register, which I have a big problem with. Between that and the union leader which I think might be worse. What a pile of garbage that newspaper is. But I'll tell you about that. 19:23:22 Should I tell you about what happened? Yeah. You've heard a lot of the stories so let's talk about the union leader, how dishonest. CNN, 36 is the national. 36 to 16. Monmouth poll 41-14. FOX, 39-16. Listen to these numbers. I demand the election be today. I want it today. unbelievable. In Iowa, A CNN poll which was so one-sided that it never gets reported other than by CNN, 33-20. Trump is at 33. Cruz is at 20. It's an Iowa poll. You don't hear about it. They only talked about this crazy Bloomberg poll which was frankly fine but it's one of the few polls where I'm actually behind and I think that people in Iowa, I think we're gonna win it. I really do. Like New Hampshire, like South Carolina, we have great friends in Iowa and I think we're gonna win it, my people think we're gonna win it, but we'll find out. If we don't, I know we're gonna do well, but I think we're gonna win it. PPP. we're gonna win New Hampshire right? (applause, Trump chants) 19:24:55 It's so great, it's like this everywhere and sometimes, we're only confined, like this is a nice room, but it's a little smaller room. We have thousands of people outside. I have to do a second one after this. Do you believe it. Unless you wanna give them your location and let them switch, but we have such incredible enthusiasm. You go to these meetings and even the press says it's incredible. When we were in Oklahoma 20,000 people were standing in a park. We couldn't get a building to hold it, we just said let's do it in the park. It was a very windy day so I put the hat on. Very windy day. Make America great. Do we love that? 19:25:37 And in Dallas we had 20,000 people where the Mavericks play and Mark Cuban was great. He gave us the arena and he said you'll fill it up fast and he was right. We started on a Thursday and on Monday we were packed and we were actually packed before that but on Monday we came and it was an amazing event. In Mobile, Alabama we had 35,000 people. We started in a hotel ballroom after about 2 minutes that was no good because the people heard we were there and you know we don't have a long time. We set it up a few days in advance sometimes but in Mobile we started off in a ballroom, we went to a convention center which held 10,000. After about 2 hours we realized that wasn't going to work so we just went to the football stadium, the place was packed, you probably saw that. So we just, in Phoenix we have 15,000 people, it's been unbelievable, you saw the other one where we pulled up the plane in front of the big hangar that was a massive hangar the place was packed. 19:26:29 We gave them a little show with that plane, I tell you that was good, right? That was a good visual. Everybody loved it. But it was great. That plane was made in America. We don't say that, that's Boeing. Made in America. So in Iowa, we had PPP 28 - 25, we have Quinnipiac, my favorite Quinnipiac 28-27 and as I said CNN 33-20. in my favor, so I think we are gonna do great in Iowa, I am looking forward to Iowa. And you know we are down to almost 4 weeks, can you believe this, I mean how quickly it goes? When I started on this journey it was actually June 16th but thinking about it a little before, and it takes guts to run for president. It really does, especially, you know I am not a politician, I never did this before, I am self funding by the way, all these guys are taking money. They are all blood suckers, they are all taking money. 19:27:20 They are all controlled, they are all controlled by the people that put up the money believe me, and I used to put up a lot of money, I paid 350,000 to the republican governors association recently, you know just a little while ago, during the year, it's, I understand it. But, and I am not blaming anyone, it's the system and it's, but it's a bad system. In terms of making our country great again, in terms of rebuilding what we have to do, the infrastructure, in terms of being smart, like for instance putin said Trump is brilliant. [CHEERS] No, no, no Putin. Now, I don't know Putin, we did six-- well, we did do 60 Minutes together, now we weren't together but he was on I was on the same night. We got great ratings by the way, even CBS will admit that we got great ratings. but it was Putin and Trump were on 60 Minutes. But he came out and he said Trump is brilliant, Trump is leading the pack, Trump is all positive stuff. 19:28:13 And my opponents: isn't that terrible that he said? What's terrible? Let's get along with people. What is terrible? Will do fine.Believe me, we'll do fine. But having Russia on our side, instead of you know these guys wanna start, some of them want to start the Third World War. Let's start Third World War. Let's have no fly zones. Let's-- no this is what these guys wanna do, let's you know, let's start shooting down everybody's air planes over Syria, over Syria. I think maybe we have other ideas, but if they want to bomb ISIS I said, and I have said this right from the beginning, you know it, [SOMEONE SCREAMING] if Russia wants to go and bomb ISIS, I agree. If Russia wants to bomb isis, excuse me, go ahead. Go ahead, go ahead. Hey, and they don't like ISIS any better than we do folks. You know you hear the all thing, Now we can't fight Syria and Assad, who is not a good guy but we are backing people to fight Assad, we have no idea, look at Hillary Clinton, what happened with Libya. Look at that, no. [BOOING] 19:29:14 Now look at what she did with, you know, you take a look at Libya, you look at what Obama has done with Iran, I mean Iran is becoming, they are becoming a force. We gave them, we gave them 150 billion dollars, we gave them everything they wanted, we didn't win anything, we don't even get our prisoners back, and you look at that deal and you just see gross incompetence. Gross stupidity, that's what it is. And now Iran is taking over Iraq, and I said this, you know it's funny I never put it together, I put things together really quickly, especially when involves economics, so I said that Iran made the single greatest deal that I have ever seen made. 19:29:59 And I am not talking about countries I am just saying our side was incompetently represented, the persians are great negotiators, great negotiators and they just beat us at every front, they got everything. How about self inspecting? How about they are going to self inspect. They are going to say no, no we are not building nuclear, you can take our word for it. And then on the other case we have 24 hours, but before the, 24 days,but before the 24 days starts what happens? we have to go through a process and the process could take a long time, right, so it's ridiculous, so we made this horrible deal, and I keep talking what a horrible deal, then I said wait a minute, because of us, and I was against this from the beginning, I am the most militaristic person in this room. But I was against [SOMEONE SCREAMING] right? Noo, I mean look, I am, but you gotta know what you are doing. I'd like to build up our military, I am gonna build it up so strong, so powerful nobody is gonna mess with us, believe me. [APPLAUSE] 19:30:53 And we are gonna take care of our vets, where's my man? Where the hell is my man? Are we going to take care of our vets? [APPLAUSE] We have our vets in many cases are treated worse than illegals who come across the, the country (?) Good, good vet. Good vet. Beautiful vet. Right? We take good care of you. No, I don't know if you saw it over the weekend in Phoenix, this is where really a lot of bad news came out two years ago, and a year ago, lot of dishonesty, lot of corruption, it's worst than ever. Just came out, two days ago. You saw it, it was in the news. In, it takes so long to get a doctor, people are dying, they are dying waiting to get a doctor for something that could be a procedure or a pill or something really little not a big deal. And they are dying and these are our vets, these are, this is why we are here. These are great people, we gotta take care of our vets. So we are gonna take care of our vets, and you are holding me to that right? You better believe it. No, we are gonna take care of our vets. We are gonna build it so big, so strong, and you know the funny thing is that you build your military really strong, it's really the cheapest thing you can do because you don't have to fight, nobody wants to mess with you. REally, nobody wants, nobody is going to mess. 19:32:13 Right now General Oriano (?) when he left he said our country is the least prepared than it's ever been. He is talking about the army. Was on television again. all these guys on television. [SOMEONE SCREAMING] You know what? If I had one of my generals, even if they are retiring, if I had one, I'd say don't say we are weak, even if we are. Don't say we are weak, he said we are the least prepared, I think he said in history, maybe from world war two, it's almost like what difference does it make? It's a hell of a long time. But we are the least prepared ever, ever, and I am saying even it it's true don't say it, why would the enemy-- why do we have to have that on television? And then we have the other guys saying how tough it's gonna be. I see so many of these people on television. You know there are certain words to describe what's happening with our country. And I used to say we are incompetently led, I gave up the word incompetent because it's really not good enough. What's the word we use? Stupid. [CROWD: STUPID!] 19:33:11 Stupid. Stupid. So we have to be, you know what's so important? We have to be unpredictable we are too predictable, even these guys, I get up before these debates and some of these, and by the way debate, speaking of, see the small Trump on top? That's just because it's my (?) paper, I don't know. But on the bottom they have make america great again GOP debate who won in the polls, these are all separate polls. [CROWD: TRUMP] No, it's true, listen to this Drudge who is an incredible guy, Drudge 46%, now you gotta say again 15, 16 people, 46 %, Time Magazine other that I was on the cover four weeks ago they do nothing for me believe me. Of course I should have been man of the year, but that's ok. Right? 19:34:04 Everyone says that, I don't say it. I said they'll never pick me because I am not establishment. MAN: You are man of the year. DT: Thank you. I'll be your man of the year. [CHEERS] WEll you know I really want to be man of the year in a year from now, couple of years from now when we want to straighten this mess out and then let them put me. So Time Magazine 49. Slate 51. Syracuse.com 49. US news and World report 69%. PBS, Public Broadcasting I mean, people think, oh these polls because they are online, they gotta do them immediately right? They think I am sitting by the phone calling in. They are getting 100,000 calls, I am not making that many calls, I am not gonna spend that much money, it's not worth it. 19:34:55 So anyway, PBS 69% said I won the debate, right. Washington / Times 62%. CBS 59%. FOX 5 Las Vegas 62% and NewJersey.com 49%. Think of it. Think of it. I mean and then I go home and I watch these very very dishonest people, well Trump was ok in the debate, he was ok, not his best night, not his best night, I said I thought I did great. You know, I thought. How about Bush where he makes a commercial, you now he is trying to show he is tough right, tough. He is trying to show his energy, I said you are doing better, you keep going about her 20 year you'd be ok. No. He is trying to show he is-- so he makes a commercial about me, he is spending millions and millions of dollars, ok. And he has me standing there and he is making, he is doing all the talking because when I am ready to talk where every time I talked he got killed. 19:35:54 But when I am ready to talk they don't have me talking. So he goes, and you will do this, and you will do that. And Donald Trump and I am saying do I ever get to talk, so they just have me standing there like this. You remember when I talked? I said wait a minute, I am at 42% you are 2%, you started off over here next to me, now you are falling off the end of the stage. [CHEERS] No, it's true. It's true. No but think of it. Think how dishonest. That's actually dishonest advertising. How do you do a commercial where you are talking but he cuts off your talk, when everybody says I won the debate, and by the way you know who last in the debate came out? I think it was Bush he came in last. Either bush, Bush or Kasich, I am not sure which one. But one of them came out low. I think it was Bush he came out with one percent. Who the hell voted for him? Ah, it was his family, his family was. 19:36:51 No but, and I don't think he is a bad person, I really don't but you know we can't go by this anymore. We gotta get this done, we don't need, we need people who really know what the hell they are doing, we need people, we need people that are gonna take back our jobs from China, from Mexico from Japan, from Vietnam. We need. I just, cause I turned on, I am coming up today and I see the television and this ad is over and over and over again. I don't even watch myself, I always watch things when I am on, right? I can't even watch it anymore, I just say turn it off, it's so boring. But again he is saying and I don't get a chance to answer. So what's the purpose of an ad like that. Now most people saw the debate, right, so you know why am I asking. 19:37:39 So I think it has no impact, I don't know, you know he spent 10 million or 18 million or something on ads. It's gonna be very interesting what's happening, again get out to vote. Here is another one. SO the press here, you know how I feel, they are very dishonest people, they are very bad people, some are fine, but for the most part these are really sleazebags, these are bad people. [BOOING] No, they are bad. They are bad. I go to stadiums, we fill up stadiums and I tell the camera to turn the cameras, right, they won't turn the cameras. They won't turn them, they won't show how many people and all the time I say it, my wife she said were there many people tonight, I said well did you watch? Yea, it was live. It was, I said they didn't show it again? 19:38:21 And I tell them turn the camera, they won't do it. But if there is a protester, one protester will stand up in the corner of the room or in the corner of the stadium and that's the only time, I actually like protesters cause it's the only time you see how many people are there is when there is a protester. It's true. They focus on my face, which I don't like, I don't like that I wanna to see the crowd, I like the crowd better than my face. What can I tell you, right? I love you too darling, thank you. So I want to tell you, so we had an interesting thing. Because you GAP 19:38:55 Because you have a very dishonest newspaper up here. It's also a failing newspaper. It's going down the tubers. (laughter) I remember when this was a big paper. (holding up paper) Look at the size of this thing. If they cut it down anymore, you won't be able to find it. It looks like the things when you go to the grocery store and they give you little handouts. WHat do they call them. Coupons. So this guy. His name is Joe Mcquaid (booing) . He's a lowlife. I'm telling you. Here's what happens. So I thought (laughter) He's useless. I thought he was fine. I thought he was an aggressive guy. He'd call me, he'd talk to me, he'd want me to come up and make a speech in New Hampshire. I'd do it. He asked me to help James Foley, which I liked very much. I have him a big contribution to his parents. His parents are great people. 19:39:47 He asked me to speak at that event, I spoke at that event. he asked me to do many many things. He'd go through a whole litany of things and then he said would you do me a big favor, would you come to. I'm gonna have a debate. Now I never debated before folks. I never did this before. I'm a job producer. I built a great company and if I didn't do a great company we wouldn't be talking to you, but I'm not a debater. That's why I'm so impressed that I'm winning all these debates, but a lot of it's common sense. Let's face it, right? 19:40:14 But I'm a job producer. I'll be the greatest jobs president that God ever created, but this guy Mcquaid. First he wants ads and I see he's doing very badly. He tells me the paper is doing terribly which it is. It's doing very badly. He's gonna move out of his space or something because the building is like an empty building but I don't care about that stuff and then he calls me up, fairly short time ago and he says would you do me a favor. What? Because I have ten million between facebook and Twitter, more than ten million people. I have a big following 19:40:55 He said could you do me a favor. Chris Christie is not on the big stage. Could you tweet that he should be. Think of it (booing) Now he may try and deny it but it's awfully tough. I didn't put it there for my health. Go check it out. I said do you really want me to do that. I mean it sounds a little bit strange for me to be saying, you're supposed to get on there by yourself right. He said, well I would consider it a favor. I tweet: It would be nice to have Christie on the stage. I felt a little weird. People calling me saying what'd you do that for. I said Joe Mcquaid from the.. I figure I'll get some better treatment, right? Then he asks me for different things and then he asks me. He said would you play a round of golf with me up in New Hampshire. 19:41:34 At his course. He's a member of a course. So, I said I can't take that much time Joe. I'm not like President Obama, the guy is out forever (applause). I just can't take that much time. I said Joe I can't take a whole day just to play golf. I just can't do it. He said, would you then come and have lunch with me at this club. Nice club and very nice I said alright. So I come up I made a speech. I was with a group so I wasn't so bad. I then go over, we have lunch. I meet his, he's riding me, he's walking me all over the place saying hello the people. This is Trump. I'm not bragging, I'm just saying he's having a good time right. I'm sitting there: I order a hamburger. This is all about a hamburger. I think he paid for the meal too. I saw him on television. He said oh well he looked like he didn't know what hit him because I believe in hitting back, don't you think so (applause) 19:42:32 Look at this sleeze bag. WIth all of the things I do. but here's the big thing. So he's doing a debate or as he calls it a forum, and it's like the night before FOX and everybody is talking about it all over the world for months and is becoming bigger and bigger, didn't used to be big, but when I got involved it became big. I mean VAriety, all the Hollywood things, they call it the Trump debate. So, number one, I didn't really wanna come up here, but I was the only one. I said Joe I can't do it. I'm not doing it. I wrote him a note. I said I'm not doing it. I don't feel good about doing it. I don't know how it pertains and actually it was a disaster. Very few people went and it got very very low ratings. Almost nobody watched and Bush had a bad night. I'm not knocking him, but he had a horrible night. He shouldn't have done the debate. It was very bad for him, but they did it because the union leader they figure has some power. It used to have power when it was run by the Loeb family. They did a great job, but it's lost it's power I think. I don't know. I mean maybe it has more power than I think but I watch this guy and honestly he's a loser. 19:43:35 So listen. He wants me to come up and do the debate and I say Joe I really don't think it's appropriate. I speak to the people at Fox and I say how would you feel if I went and did a debate, they weren't exactly thrilled, because they wanna have the big first debate. They don't wanna have me debating, and I didn't do it. I think I was the only one. Some did it by satellite. I think I was the only one.. they were down senators. They were down.. they thought they were gonna do well, it hasn't worked out for them either, but they did by satellite, and it was over, it was done, nobody cared and it was . I looked at the seats, there were a lot of empty seats in the auditorium and it was a disaster. I should get credit for that. They call that vision. Just like vision was don't go into Iraq even though you're strong on the military don't go into Iraq. You'll destabilize the middle east. Vision was writing about Osama bin Laden in my book in 2000. I wrote about Osama bin Laden. Joe Scarborough, a great host in the morning, morning Joe. He said, wait a minute, Trump wrote about bin Laden 2 years before the World Trade Center came down. 19:44:42 Somebody should have gone out and gotten him, and I wrote about him because I would see him and read about him and he was a very threatening guy. I said we gotta take this guy out, but I wrote about him. That's what you need, but I should get credit for not doing the debate. So I didn't do the debate. He was really furious. He was very very angry and I wrote him a nice letter afterwards. I said sorry I just can't and it probably means you won't endorse me, but I can't do it. Okay, but in the meantime I've done all these things. I've made big contributions to charity, I came up and made speeches with him. I thought I got along with him fine and then what happens? So tell me what happens. he endorses Christie and that was okay and I figured that was gonna happen because when he called me up a couple of months ago to see if I could get Christie onto the main stage, I said I think he's gonna endorse Christie right? 19:45:12 Why would he be doing that and the first time I met with him, he said I'll never endorse Christie and the reason he said that, he hated that Christie embraced Obama so strongly before the election. I happen to think, I don't know if it cost him the election, but it cost him a lot of votes and there are many people that think that endorsement, when Obama went to New Jersey, that endorsement was responsible for the loss of the Republican party and Romney. It was certainly not good. When I saw it, I said I think he's gonna vote for Obama. I called a friend of mine who's involved with him, and I said is he voting for Obama. It was terrible. It was where they had the food and the hurricane and Obama went to New Jersey and it was like, he was a little child Christie, like he was .. (audience member screams "Give him a hamburger") . Right! Only in New Hampshire could this happen. 19:46:19 But it's called spirit by the way and you're okay. I didn't knock you for that. I think it's very cool (talking to audience member) . But, so he told me, that was terrible and I said, I came out and told my people, this was a long time ago when I first met Joe Mcquaid. I think the first time. I said I really think the one person he's not going to endorse is Christie because he couldn't stand the fact that he did this. 19:46:45 What he did, what he did is he endorsed Christie and that's fine, I mean you can do it. But he doesn't understand the Star Ledger which is the big paper in New Jersey said he must have made a mistake, there must be something wrong. Nobody called us, you have had tremendous downgrades either 9 or 11 downgrades of the bonds, it's number 50 out of 50 in terms of economic development and in terms of the economy. It's like one of the worse in the country for jobs. It's a disaster, I have property in NJ, the taxes are through the roof, they are through the roof, and you go through it so you have Obama, I don't call it a hug, I call it a hug mentally, it was like, it was unbelievable, it was like a little boy, oh I am with the president, remember he flew in the helicopter and he was all excited to be in the helicopter. I said I would have put you in my helicopter, it's much nicer. [LAUGHTER] It's true. No I thought it was a terrible thing. Ok, So what else happened? The George Washington Bridge. Now, he's got 3 or 4 people they are with him everyday, you , a lot of you people you have companies, you have friends and you are with the friends everyday, right, and you have breakfast. 19:47:55 He would have lunch or breakfast with them all the time and dinner, with this little group of you know, his cabinet. now the George Washington Bridge is the largest in the United States and it's the most travelled on Bridge I believe in the United States. They wanted as retribution for the mayor of Fort Lee New Jersey, they wanted close it, I don't know why, because nobody is going to think about the mayor of Fort Lee, nobody even knows it's in Fort Lee. They are going to think the governor of New Jersey is doing a bad job. But they close the bridge. Now, you just, put yourself in a common sense mode, you are with your cabinet, you are with them all the time, they are closing the biggest bridge in the United State, the most travelled on bridge, one of them in the world, most travelled on in the United States, you are doing that and you are not telling the governor and you are with him all the time. 19:48:45 You are not saying Governor by the way, sir, we are closing the George Washington bridge tonight. No, you are having lunch and you don't happen to bring it up. Does anybody believe that? Honestly. Is there one person? No. [CROWD: NO] Is there one percent chance. 19:49:02 And I'm not, I've been friends with Christie, but when Mcquaid who is really Christie's lapdog, I will tell you. First of all I know you're happy he's up here because he's up here but the people of New Jersey wanna throw him out of office. They say why isn't he running New Jersey. We're a disaster state, we're going to hell, and our governor is up in New Hampshire every single day having town hall meetings. He ought to be doing it in New Jersey in all fairness. We love New Hampshire but he shouldn't be up here all the time. He's supposed to be running a state so what happens is Mcquaid endorses Christie. I thought that was a really strange endorsement because again 11 or 9 out of 9 downgrades. The whole thing and I think that it's an incredible circumstance so that was okay too but the star ledger wrote a whole big thing about how could they possibly do it, and they said he's one of the worst governors in the history of the state. How could they possibly do this endorsement. They didn't understand it, and they said they never even called us. You know normally you call the big newspaper in New Jersey, and they'd say what do you think. It was, I don't know strange thing. So what happens is the following 19:50:16 I figured that's okay, but I've been really nice. I get killed! I get absolutely killed. Today, this guy writes a front page story about me. A lot of what he said is really good. I'm tough and I am tough and you know we need a little toughness now (applause) . But it's a dying paper and again this was a big power here years ago. Although, think of this. In 36 years since 1980, think of that. They've picked one president. It was Ronald Reagan. They endorsed one guy who ran and won for president. Their one out of a 36 year period. They've got one and they're not gonna win this time I can tell you. I mean one thing I'll say.. they didn't pick the guy who's gonna win because that would have been easy. We're gonna win right. (loud cheering) I respect it. So, just to finish this story. (crowd gets rowdy) PART 2 19:51:32 Okay thank you.(scuffle in audience, protester escorted out) (USA! chants) .. You know it's always a single and whatever that happens, they make that the big story. Imagine with all these people . I tell the story. The first couple of times I was rough. Get them out of here. I want him out of here, and the next day they said Trump was brutal. he's a horrible human being. The next time it happened . I said be nice. Be really nice. Please don't hurt him. The next day they said Trump is a much weaker person than we thought. I can't win. So you're too tough or you're too, whatever. But I will just tell you, I said there's no way because I did so much for this guy, a sleeze bag. There's no way he'll say badly about me because I mean he actually told a big announcer that Trump is a wonderful guy. Can you believe it? Then he writes this stuff. 19:52:55 So, he's controlled and I just have to tell you. Your paper, it's not a good paper. You know it's dying. I don't think it's gonna be in business more than two years. He told me it's doing.. they gotta move out of their building and the whole thing. They let John and some other guys go that our fantastic people and writers, but I just wanna tell you. I think it's a very disloyal act when you're nice to a person. If he endorsed Christie, I don't care. That's up to him, but you don't go and try to hurt someone that's been helping you and that really has done a good job, okay? You don't do that so here you can have it darling (tosses newspaper to audience) (applause) That's all it's worth, a piece of garbage. 19:53:38 So we our going to make our country strong, we're gonna make it great, we're going to make it safe. Now, what has happened and it's interesting because I had a big boost in the polls. I was at 28, now I'm at 39 in CNN and 42 in Morning Consult and others and what happened is Paris, what happened is California where these radicalized people went wild and you know what I did. I said we have to find out what's going on folks, we have to find out what's going on. There's too much hatred, there's too much anger, there's too much killing. We have to find out what's going on. I mean we can continue to be nice and stupid and soft and our country is going to go to hell. We have these people coming in now from Syria where nobody knows anything about them. 19:54:26 They are young they are strong, mostly men, you look at this migration and it looks like an army. I mean you don't see many women, you don't see many children, you look at the men, they are not as strong as you by the way, you look stronger, that's good. But you look at these men, they are strong, fit, they look physically fit, you actually say why aren't they back home fighting for their country? You know, what are they doing? So, we are bringing them in and then you saw they have cell phones, some of them, many of them have cell phones and they have the ISIS flag on it. Ok? they have, I don't know if you saw that one? And then you saw where they've come up with a counterfeiting of our passports. Did you see that? Where they actually have our passport and they have a printing machine now, these are not stupid people, we need smart people, we need tough but we need smart. 19:55:11 Tough is no good, we need tough, we need smart. We need really smart, because these are not stupid people. so now they have our passports And then we take people in and we know sometimes they are with ISIS. And they come back and they are fighting for ISIS, kill friends of ours, kill us, cause eventually they are just going to say why do I have to away for, let's just do it at home. and when you think about it we let them back into the country, now we know they are ISIS. Why are we letting them back in? I gotta tell you, one of the first things I am doing they are not coming back in, they go out they gone. They gone, they gone. [APPLAUSE] 19:55:52 No, it's terrible, it's terrible, so when I started off my campaign was very much about economic development and we are gonna stop with China who is just absolutely ripping us, I have to say that, they are ripping, like we have a trade imbalance, we have a deficit with China of almost 500 billion dollars a year, a deficit. In other words 500 billion and then I hear people say [unclear] I am a free trader, but I hear people say, oh no, you want free trade, yea I want free trade, but I want to be like smart trade. like let's break even, I even take breaking even, but I don't want to lose 505 billion dollars a year for the privilege of being ripped off by china, I don't want that. It's not gonna happen. It's not gonna happen. With Japan, you know they send us their cars, we have all, by the way we have all the cards, we have all the cards, but we have people that don't have any idea about negotiation or, or they are bought off by their lobbyists and by the special interest, cause I actually said nobody can be that incompetent. You know some of these deals we make folks, it's not because they are incompetent, actually they are very competent for themselves, but they are not really incompetent. 19:57:05 They are lobbyists, they are special interest, when somebody gives Hillary, you know 10 million dollars and 5 million dollars, and 2 million dollars, and they are on Wall Street and you know she is trying to go back a little bit, she is trying to go to the left a little bit because she's got this wackjob, this wako named Bernie Sanders. He was telling people well Trump and I have some of the same people, I don't think there is too many Bernie Sanders people here. [BOOING] Well we have a few different, although he does agree that we are getting ripped off in trade, that's one thing I'll say. the one thing I agree with, he is very strong, he feels we are getting rip-- the problem is he can't do anything about the rip off, he won't be able to do anything I am very good at that.That's what I do. But you know, the one big thing he wants to double and triple your taxes and give everybody everything free. and you are gonna pay for it, your taxes are going through the roof. [BOOING] 19:57:56 Can't do it. You can't do it and I am cutting your taxes down very very low, you saw my tax plan. Cut it. Cutting it way down. We are cutting business taxes down. We are cutting all of them down. So I can't imagine this guy has a chance but I heard yesterday he is trying to get some of my people, and I said, I don't know is he talking about the same people that I am talking about? I don't think so. So anyway, but he wants to do massive, massive, massive tax increases. And people don't talk about that. And Hillary Clinton doesn't talk about it. And the reason I am talking about it, I think you know and I am saying this and I really mean it, she does not mean it when she talks about Trump. It was so funny today when they said actually, I think maybe she is not wanting Trump so badly. But I will tell you, and I am telling you this very strongly, first of all she has committed a criminal act. [CHEERING] A criminal act. 19:58:55 What she did with the emails was criminal according to every single person that I have met that knows this stuff, and not just in one, and Benghazi also, although Benghazi was different, Benghazi she was too lazy to answer phone calls. Remember her commercial? About the phone ringing at night? Guess what she didn't answer it. She didn't answer it. Did you see where the ambassador sent 700 or 500 calls in, emails, everything, and yet she spoke to a friend many times. But they saw they were in trouble, and many many emails were coming, she didn't even ever respond. And remember that commercial, it was a pretty famous commercial, who do you trust at night? Obviously they didn't trust her because Obama [DOESN'T SAY IT] her. Can I say the word? Obama [...] I won't. By the way, that word, that's a common word in New York. And it means to be beaten badly. I won't give the press any more fun with it. And by the way also NPR, ok, National Public Radio, one of the most revered MCs, political people, one of the most revered used it and he used the exact same word, even the ed at the end, for him it was ok , for Trump it's horrible. But what it means is to be beaten badly, I mean that's what it means, I guess it has other meanings but it means and what I meant is to be beaten badly. I won't use it again today, we don't want to make that the story, we want to make other things the story. 20:00:32 But, but, but, if you look at what's going on and you see what's happening we have all of the power economically, we have tremendous power because China, remember this, it's one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world what china has done to our country. If you look at what Mexico is doing to our country, it's a mini version of what China does and you people know better because all the jobs that went down to Mexico, you practically know better than anybody because they came right out of New Hampshire, they came out of New England and you have suffered because of crazy policies and it doesn't help us. So, with Mexico we have the wall, we have the border, we're gonna do everything right. They're gonna respect us more by doing what we're going to do. I tell the story with Ford. Does everybody know the ford story? 20:01:23 The ford story and just simple. I mean it's such a great story because it's so simple but Ford is gonna spend 2 and a half billion dollars building a plant in Mexico so that means they're gonna close different plants mostly in Michigan I guess and how does this help us and then we take their cars, trucks, and parts , no tax, no nothing, like people that don't know what they're doing. Next thing they're gonna have the illegals drive them write across the board. Might as well. If Hillary gets in that's what's gonna happen. Ford will build its plants and the illegals will drive their cars right in and they'll probably give them the car too. Might as well have the car. They won't give them to our vets but they'll give them to the illegals. So I said that's not gonna happen and I tell the story. I'm just doing an abbreviated because a lot of you heard it, but a lot of people didn't hear it and it's so good. 2 and a half billion dollars Ford is spending 20:02:19 And they're spending it in Mexico. by the way Nabisco now is closing their big plant in Chicago and they're moving it to Mexico, why. We're never gonna have an Oreo right? No more oreos for Trump, which is a good thing, not a bad thing. That's good in a lot of different ways, but with Ford, they're gonna send their cars. Now here's what happens. When Hillary gets called and she knows, these aren't stupid people. She knows it's no good for our country, but her lobbyists and her special interests our all getting paid by different companies including Ford and various others and they're gonna say, you can't. the super pacs, the crooked super pacs, how crooked our those super pacs, man. They are bad news. They are so crooked. They are bad news. We had a super pac set up for Trump. I didn't even know who the hell the people were. You see people on television. One of them did the art of the deal pac. Two nice looking young guys. I saw them on FOX They were being interviewed. I don't know what they're gonna do with the money. I have no idea what they're gonna do. Some of the candidates now have their super pacs running their campaigns. They've given up, but the super pacs are running and I think it's, I guess it's, not correct. They're not supposed to be doing it. I guess you could say it's illegal, but you're not supposed to be doing it, but these super pacs our out of control. So, with Ford. Ford has this plant and Hillary let's say finds out and she says I don't want it, I don't want it, and then she'll be called by one of her donors, by special interests, or a lobbyist and they'll say we gave you 5 million dollars, you can't do that, that would be very disloyal, etc. 20:03:52 And bottom line, they will fold 100% With me, I don't take any of their money. I have turned down so much money, it sickens me to think of it because my whole (applause) No! My whole life has been taken money, that's what I do.. We're business people. We take money. Take, take, take. Some people said he plays too tough a game. We need somebody who's gonna play . yeah. I play tough. We play. We do it. It's a game, at a certain point, and now I wanna put that, whatever that is. I wanna put that to use so that we get rid of some of the 19 trillion, which by the way is going to 21 trillion and did you see what was passed weeks ago (booing) It won't happen. 20:04:40 Here we are. So we're disappointed in Democrats. I'm more disappointed in the Republicans, that the Republicans let that get passed. The visas, the Syrians, all funded. The everything, the border, coming through. Everything is funded. That is one of the most disgraceful thing I've ever seen and it took what, 24 hours? It was like done. These Republicans, they were gonna go down . I'm a Republican. I'm a conservative and some don't like me because I tell the truth. They were gonna go down to Washington and they were gonna raise their hand against Obamacare, they didn't fo it. They were gonna kill Obamacare, they didn't do it. They even had a judge that should have don it. Judge Roberts. He didn't do it (booing) 20:05:23 He had two chances to do it. The first time 100%, the second time would have made it so it would have gone fast. It's gonna go anyway. Here's the good news. It's going anyway. (cheering) . The beautiful thing about if I run and if I win. So I run, and I say this. If I run and if I win I'll be able to undo these horrible rules and regulations that have been crippling our businesses. (audience member: "You'd win") TRUMP:I hope so because I'm working my ass off. (cheering) This beautiful young guy. He's not gonna be voting for another ten years but I'll tell you what I appreciate it. He's shouting make America great again. I appreciate it, but I am working. I'm working really hard and frankly I'm doing it because I've always had a talent at getting things good and I've had a talent at money and we need it. We have to have a talent and I made the statement about a month ago. I said we wanna make our country rich again and then we're gonna make it great again and a woman came up to me and said Mr. Trump that sounds very crude to say. I said do me a favor, it's not crude. We gotta make it rich. We're a (?) nation right now. We're a third world nation. If you look at our school system, we're in 28th position. We spend the most per student by far. The second is so far behind us and we're number 28 in the world in schools and by the way common core. Gone! (applause) 20:07:00 Common core is gone. Second amendment, yes! We're keeping second amendment. Obama's looking to do in my opinion, an executive order on the second amendment. I think he's looking because he can't get the support and I think that's gonna be a problem. That could be a tough one of rihm. i think he's gonna do some kind of executive order on the second amendment just based on what I'm feeling and what I'm seeing and I'll tell you (booing) that's gonna be a rough one because there's nobody more impassioned than the people that believe strongly in the second amendment. I'll tell you about the second amendment. If in California or in Paris frankly, we're not talking second amendment Paris, but when these animals came in and they started shooting in the various places in Paris, if we had a couple of people like you and like you (pointing to people in audience) a couple of people, 2 or 3, definitely you guys. They wouldn't have gotten off the first shot. This guy. But you know what Paris and France have the toughest gun control laws in the world. Nobody has guns except the bad guys okay. 20:08:12 So they walk in with AK47s and they walk in with all this stuff and you know they have it, they bring it in, it's not so hard to get it in if you don't mind breaking the law. They were the only ones with any weapons and they had big weapons, powerful weapons. I mean hundred and thirty people dead, many more our gonna die. You have people hanging by a thread in hospitals and they were just shooting people randomly and then the press calls the guy, the head guy with the dirty what, they call him a mastermind, and I've been hitting them so hard. I said don't call him a mastermind because they are playing the Internet better than we do. We invented the Internet, they play it better than we do. They radicalize people over the Internet. So I said to them, the press, don't call him mastermind and I've been saying that for three weeks and I don't hear it anymore. I said he's a low class sleaze bag who happens to be dead right now and I call him the guy with the dirty hat, okay because that's a good expression and they go in and they shoot people. 20:09:11 Now if one you folks had a gun strapped to your waist or on your ankle and you could say whoa look at that, that's not good and they received a little fire. It would have been people hurt, but it would have been a very small number by comparison and I know one thing, they would be gone but we don't have that and when you think about it, same thing in California, they walk into a room with no guns, no anything, innocent people, they were friends. These people threw them like an anniversary party or something. There's a sickness going. This radicalization is very, it's a real sickness. I say it's a sickness and someone will say that's not nice. Folks, there's something wrong. We gotta find out what's going wrong. There's something really bad happening. 20:10:03 So they go in and they shoot all those people. 14/16 people dead, others going to die and they shoot them. If a couple of people had guns in that room, it wouldn't have been that way. You don't need to have everybody. If a few of the people had guns, it wouldn't have been that way and you can say it for everybody. How about the army base where the six soldiers were killed and two of them were like world class, I mean these were top of the line soldiers. One of them was a world class marksman, and they had a gun free zone on a military base. You believe this. First thing I'll do. We're gonna take care of our vets, we're gonna take care of our police because our police our being mistreated terribly. 20:10:49 And we are gonna end free zones on military bases. That's gonna end day one. That's an executive order if I ever saw one. That's gonna end day one. SO when I'm with friends from New York, liberal, they say we're against guns, and then I go into Paris. I say let's assume that we're in PAris and they're shooting us and everybody's standing there like "oh please" (puts hands u8p like he's surrendering) . and they're saying "you over here," boom. This is what was happening. Come over here, boom. Nobody could do anything. They were helpless. It was horrible. When you hear the stories. It was horrible. I explain that to these guys, these people that wanna knock out the second amendment. They lose the debate so badly that they're embarrassed. They don't even wanna talk about it. Well let's go to a different subject. And the next day, so have you have changed your mind. They don't change their mind and I'm not even saying they're bad people. There's something gone wrong there, but we our going to have a strong second amendment. We our going to keep it. We're not gonna let them play with the bullets. They wanna take away the bullets. one of the concepts, because it doesn't necessarily talk about bullets so they wanna take away your ammunition. We're gonna have a strong second amendment. We're gonna have it. 20:12:07 And it's better for the country. It's strong, it's good. I have two young sons, they're hunters, and they've been for the NRA for so long. So am I but they've been in for so long. And Hillary wants to take away your guns, and that is such a bad thing. She wants to take away your guns folks and I'll tell you what. They say the Republicans have a structural problem and we do, it's harder for a Republican to win. We have certain structural problems, but when you talk about the guns, the common core, different things, we have some big advantages over them, but the guns our going to be so safe. Another thing that's going to be safe is this great state so I wanna tell you, and as I said it's going to be and you know what's going and it's going on in lots of circles where they wanna and I don't know but they wanna do something bad to New Hampshire. it's not gonna happen if I win. That I can tell you. I give you my word. never gonna happen. 20:13:15 So, I just wanna finish by saying that we're gonna strong, we're gonna be smart, but we have to be unpredictable so I'll go to these debates and I'll have some of these people, some our excellent and some our real sleaze. You know the ones I'm talking about. Mr. Trump, what do you think of this and that and that. I said that's not a question. That's a statement. We know who they are, but I say to them and I say it strongly, I say we have to be unpredictable. They say what would you do with ISIS. I hated to say that I was gonna bomb the hell out of the oil, but I had to say it eventually. That's one problem, I had to say it and now people are saying it. I've been saying it for years, but I don't wanna say everything. i wanna be unpredictable. I wanna be a General Patton, a General Macarthur. We wanna go in, we don't want them to know what the hell we're doing. We have to go in and a lot of people love it when I say that. 20:14:13 It's the kind of thing, and then the MCs our gonna say well he didn't know...I did know. I know so much. Remember, Osama bin Laden in my book. Remember bomb the oil. For years I've been saying it, but I said bomb it and keep it. There's a difference because I wanted to give a lot of money to the vets and the families of the vets that were killed and to the wounded warriors. These are the greatest people, the way they go through life and a big smile on their face. I wanted to give plenty and we'd have so much left. We'd have so much, but I wanted to keep it, but look. We're going to do something. I am so happy I did this. I really was torn. I said to my wife on June.. (points to audience member) Thanks I appreciate it. i said to my wife, boy and in Trump tower, I went down the famous escalator where she was elegant and I was waving and it's a pretty famous scene and from day one we hit it in the head and we took a lot of heat and a lot of abuse and everyone's now coming back, same thing with the Muslim situation. I took a lot of heat two or three days of heat and now people are saying you know maybe he's right. Now they're all talking about it. Someone had to bring it up and I'll tell you what if I didn't bring it up it would have never been brought up and we have Muslims that our wonderful. 20:15:38 We have wonderful people, but there's something going on there. They have to turn in, like for instance, these people in California. People knew he had bombs all over the floor. People knew, why didn't they turn him in. You gotta turn them in. Because it's their culture, they're around each other, they see each other, they know what's going on. You gotta turn them in. You can't have people dying. You can't let this happen. So, I brought that up. When I brought up illegal immigration, you wouldn't even have that as a topic if I didn't bring it up. Nobody was even talking about it and it turns out to be a very big topic. 20:16:13 So, I just finish by saying this. It's so important that on February 8th, 9th. What you should do on February 8th stand there. (laughter) Because you know what you're gonna have tremendous numbers at those polls, but it's so important that you get there early and on February 9th, you get in and vote. It's so important because otherwise it's just all a big waste of time. I got a call from one of the most prominent reporters and very highly respected and he said to me. I don't know, but he's one of the most respected in the world actually and I took his call and he said how does it feel and I said how does what feel. he said what you've done nobody else has ever ever done in the history of politics in this country. 20:17:10 And even the other day CNN said number one story, Trump. NBC said number on story, Trump. So many of them, number on story Trump, Trump, Trump. Okay that's fine, but you know what he said how does it feel. I said I don't know what you mean. He said what you've done. I said look, let me just tell you a little secret. I said what I've done doesn't mean anything if I don't win, to me. It really doesn't, and he said no no. It doesn't matter if you win or lose. What you've done is you've changed the whole dialogue. You've changed everything. You've changed politics as we know it, and I wanna know how you feel. I say, I will let you know after I win because honestly unless I win, it doesn't mean a damn thing to me. I can tell you that (applause) 20:17:57 So, on the 9th. It's like when I talk to the folks In iowa. I think we're gonna have tremendous success in Iowa, meaning, and I say you because we're all together. It's not me, we're all together. This is a movement folks. You'll get one of these other candidates up here and they'll have 30 people, 40 people, 28 people. It's true. I see it. We had a thing where we had 4,500 people in New Hampshire and Bush was down the road, meaning like 30 miles down the road. It's New Hampshire, it's a long way, and he had a 109 people. We had 4,500 people. This is a movement. An unbelievable thing is happening and I don't even use the term silent majority because they're really a noisy group of people. It's true (applause) 20:18:49 So I've been saying and to a large extent this ture, the American dream is dead, but I'm gonna make it bigger and stronger, more powerful and more beautiful than ever. More beautiful than ever. Remember that, and just to finish off we our going to make America great again. I love you. Thank you everybody [end]
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INT BROLL OF THE "NO LABELS" EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEATURING SEVERAL OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES / Today, eight presidential candidates are attending the No Labels Problem Solver Convention hosted by Jon Huntsman and Joe Lieberman with the goal of bringing New Hampshire's famed independent voters together. It's one of the only presidential forums where we will see both Republicans and Democratic candidates together. Martin O'Malley is kicking it off at 8:30AM <x-apple-data-detectors://0>, Lindsey Graham is at 9:45AM <x-apple-data-detectors://1>, Donald Trump is at 11AM <x-apple-data-detectors://2>followed by Chris Christie at 1:15pm <x-apple-data-detectors://3>. Bernie Sanders will address the event via livestream at 2pm <x-apple-data-detectors://4> followed by George Pataki at 3PM <x-apple-data-detectors://5>. Jim Webb isat 3:30 <x-apple-data-detectors://6>, also via livestream and John Kasich rounds out the day at 5:15PM <x-apple-data-detectors://7>. / LINDSEY GRAHAM SPEECH: WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P2 WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH 10:05:55 GRAHAM: Out of respect for people, I won't dance. (LAUGHTER) When I first announced for the Senate I took Senator Thurmond's place. Anybody heard of Senator Thurmond? Yes, we change senators every 50 years whether we need to or not. (LAUGHTER) So Bob Dole was my National Chairman. Strom Thurmond, and James Brown was the entertainment. (LAUGHTER) What's the moral of the story? No one knew I was there. (LAUGHTER) And seeing Bob Dole trying to keep time was... (LAUGHTER) ... sort of worth it all. Speaking trying to keep time. I want to take some questions I've enjoyed -- thank God for New Hampshire. It's the last place... (APPLAUSE) ... it's the last place on earth where you can meet 20 people running for president if you're lucky. (LAUGHTER) 10:06:56 So keep South Carolina in your prayers; it's been a tough year. The Charleston shooting, I would like to just note the people in the Mother Emanuel Church did a better job of representing my state and mankind than I could have ever hoped to have done, so. (APPLAUSE) If you're looking for a model to follow go to that church. It is really been tough; 18 inches of rain in 18 hours down in Charleston; I hope these dams hold, but our Governor and her whole team's doing a great job. So let's talk about our country a little bit. Do you agree that America's worth fighting for? (APPLAUSE) 10:07:47 Yes? You think it's worth dying for? (APPLAUSE) Is it worth compromising for? (APPLAUSE) In many ways it is easier to go to Afghanistan than it is Washington. (LAUGHTER) At least you know who the enemy is. So I want to talk to you a little bit about trade-offs. Anybody married? (LAUGHTER) I think you know what I'm talking about. Life, at its best, is a series of trade-offs. Hey, Paul. So the bottom line here's what the next president needs to do, whoever who he or she may be. They need to get us in a room in Washington, come to the White House, have a drink, maybe more than one. (LAUGHTER) 10:08:38 Get everybody liquored up and solve problems. (LAUGHTER) So this is what Reagan and O'Neill did: campaign finance reform. You want to get money out of politics? (APPLAUSE) Yes. Join my campaign. (LAUGHTER) We -- we've accomplished that. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Citizens United has to be revisited because it's going to be pretty hard to solve any problem with unlimited giving by unknown people. (APPLAUSE) 10:09:26 So it will probably take a Constitutional Amendment, but I think there's a way to get there, and that would be a priority to me because if you don't get this fixed I think the days of problem solving are behind us when you got 158 families financing half -- giving half the money, and one, I want to know who they are, by the way; call them up. (LAUGHTER) Something's broken there. Debt. Do you all agree that debt is a no-label problem? (APPLAUSE) 10:10:05 The debt that we're about to pass on future generations could care less if you're a Republican family or a Democratic family. Now what drives the debt? Spending, well, that's pretty clever. What drives the debt over time? Spending on what? Entitlement reform. How many of you think Social Security is worth saving? (APPLAUSE) Me too. 10:10:30 Social Security and Medicare are programs that people depend on for a quality of life when they retire. They're jeopardy of being overwhelmed because 80 million baby boomers, of which I'm one, are going to retire in the next 20 years, 25 years. Anybody born from '46 to '64? (APPLAUSE) Yes. Anybody born after '64? (APPLAUSE) Good luck. (LAUGHTER) You're going to need it. So have you heard of Simpson-Bowles? All right. 10:11:10 Here's what I would do if I were president, I would dust it off and I'd use it as a template, because there's no way you can tax your way out of this problem. 80 million people are going to retire in mass, we're going to be down to two workers for every retiree in the next 20 years. In 1950 there were 16 workers for every retiree, in 20 years it's going to be two. Now Strom Thurmond had four kids after he was 67; if you're willing to do that we may can turn this around. (LAUGHTER) If you think you can do that you probably have a high opinion of yourself. (LAUGHTER) So, and I'm not betting on you can deliver, so I'm going to Plan B. (LAUGHTER) 10:12:01 So what do you do? You got a lot of people wanting their Social Security checks and their Medicare bills paid, and you got two people paying FICA taxes and Social -- and Medicare taxes. Simpson-Bowles is a great trade-off; here's what Republicans have to do: we have to eliminate deductions in the tax code that many of us enjoy. 1.2 trillion a year given away in deductions, we're going to have to bring some of that money back into the Treasury and we're going to have to put it on debt, and we're going to have to violate pledges that all of us have signed. Have you heard of the Grover Norquist Pledge? Now, I like Grover, and here's what Grover says, "If you eliminated deduction, let's say second home interest deduction, something that would be hard but if you eliminated that, under the pledge you'd have to take all the money to buy down tax rates." The problem with that is no Democrat's going to get in the room to adjust the age or retirement or means to it as benefits. 10:12:59 So what Simpson-Bowles requires is for Republican to eliminate a deduction, take some of the revenue to pay down debt, and what do our Democratic friends have to do in return? We have to adjust the age of retirement because we're all living so much longer and we have to ask people in my income level, I make $175 thousand a year, I'm not saying I'm worth it, but that's what we pay ourselves. (LAUGHTER) We're going to ask upper-income Americans to take smaller benefits, not draconian-cuts, but some, smaller COLAs to get the baby boomers through retirement in dignity without whipping out the country. (APPLAUSE) Now that's Simpson-Bowles. (APPLAUSE) 10:13:43 So when you hear a -- when you hear a Republican say, "I won't do revenue." That means that you're not going to help the country. When you hear a Democrat say, "We don't need to deal or mess with Social Security Medicare." That means you got your head in the sand. We're $70 dollars short of the money we need over the next 75 years to pay the Medicare Social Security Bills. If you took the entire wealth of the one percent, including their dogs... (LAUGHTER) ... everything, you're $30 trillion, you're half of what you need, you're not going to grow the economy enough to close the gap, and if you eliminate the Defense Department, which is 20 percent of one third of the budget, you don't even move the needle. So we know what to do, let's just do it. (APPLAUSE) 10:14:35 Immigration. I had six primary opponents over this one topic. I've been working on this for a decade, I'm called Lindsey Grahamnesty and Lindsey Gomez. (LAUGHTER) To all the Gomez's other there, I'll try to honor the family name. (LAUGHTER) My big sin was I would sit down with Democrats and try to find the way forward to deal with a very difficult issue. (APPLAUSE) And I tell you what the -- the trade-offs are simple; on the Republican side, once we secure the border, which we all want, once we increase legal immigration, which most of us believe we need, crush her (ph) down to two workers unless you have a bunch of kids after you're 67, you better be looking around for workers. Most all of us want to control who gets a job from the National E-Verify system, but we break down at the 11 million. Here's the problem on my side of the isle; we cannot seem to embrace a rational solution to the 11 million. 10:15:37 Anytime you touch this it's amnesty this and amnesty that. The one thing I'm here to tell you is that you can talk about immigration reform, you can vote for immigration reform in the reddest or red states and you can still win because I am still here. (APPLAUSE) So we had -- I had six opponents from mildly disturbed to completely insane. (LAUGHTER) The insane guy's the one I worry the most about. I won by 41 points, and here's what I told people in South Carolina, "Tell me how you deport 11 million people, physically do it. Tell me how you fix immigration without one Democratic vote." To my Democratic friends, if you will meet me in the middle I will meet you in the middle, and we have done it time and time again, so... (APPLAUSE) 10:16:45 If I am president of the United States we're not going to quit until we get this right. And my friends in the House, we have sent you three bills that got over 65 votes dealing with immigration comprehensively, it is time for you to up your game. (APPLAUSE) Once you secure your border, once you control who gets a job, once you increase legal immigration, no one wants a felon as to the 11 million who are non-felons. You stay on our terms, you have to learn our language; I don't speak it well, but look how far I've come. (LAUGHTER) 10:17:26 You have to pay a fine, you have to pay taxes, you have to get in the back of the line and you have to wait 10 years for a green card, but here's what I will never agree to: I hate the European model of second-class citizens. If we're going to let you stay here all of your life we're going to let you be part of the country. (APPLAUSE) How many of you here believe climate change is real? (APPLAUSE) I do too. (APPLAUSE) 10:18:07 So here's the trade-off; for those of you who believe climate change is real you're going to have to deal with a guy like me who will push a lower carbon economy over time in a business friendly way. The great trade-off is energy producers and environmentalists in a room trying to find over a 50 year period a way to go to a lower carbon economy in the mean time, responsibly exploring for fossil fuels that we own and trying to create alternative energy in every sector of the economy. 10:18:43 (UNKNOWN): (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: It is to me, folks, a problem needs to be solved, not a religion. So our -- so my friends on the left who making this a religion, you're making a mistake. To my friends on the right who deny the science, tell me why. I'm not a scientist, I made a D science. You know why? Because she'd never given an F. (LAUGHTER) 10:19:03 So. But I've been to the Antarctic, I've been to Greenland, I've been to Alaska and I've heard from people who live in these regions how the climate is changing. And when 90 percent of Climatologists tell you it's real, who am I to tell them they don't know what they're talking about. So the... (APPLAUSE) ... the trade-off is Joe Lee Rimming, John Kerry and Lindsey Graham got closed (ph) and we had the whole spill in the Gulf. More nuclear power because it's a good job creating method of energy, it's non-emitting. Exploring for all in gas in a reasonable way. Pushing low carbon technologies, having the government involved until we can get a foot hold on a lower carbon alternative energy economy in setting carbon targets that would give America clean water and clean air. Those are the trade-offs. 10:19:58 Finally, and I'll take questions, there's no foreign policy element to no labels. Should there be? Let me tell you about a group who buys into no labels. Radical Islam is very much into no labels; they look out into this audience and they don't see anything different, and if you spent two minutes you'd see a lot of things different in this audience in terms Liberal, Conservative, Moderate, Libertarian, Vegetarian. (LAUGHTER) Baptist, Jew, you name it we got it. They see us all the same; we're Americans, we buy into the idea of worshipping God the individual way, not the group way or maybe not at all. We buy into electing our leaders, not having them thrust upon us. We buy into the idea that young women have value. (APPLAUSE) 10:20:57 So here's the thought, if we can't agree that Radical Islamic terrorists, who crucify children, who sell women into slavery in the name of God, who slaughter everybody in the faith that disagrees with them, who throws gay couples off roofs. If we can't come together and say that we stand united against you, we're making a mistake. (APPLAUSE) 10:21:30 So I will tell you ladies and gentlemen how to solve this problem with terrorism is a bit complicated. Uniting against it should be as easy as wanting to solve the other problems I just described. Let me just say this in ending; three thousand of us died on 9/11 for one reason: they couldn't kill more of us. If they would they could. I've never been more worried about another 9/11 then I am right now. The enemies of mankind, not just this nation, are getting stronger and getting more lethal by the day. 10:22:16 I hope that no labels could find some accommodate for foreign policy plank that says the following, "America should lead, we should be involved, we should help others deal with the problem, common to mankind and it is more than dropping a bomb." I am the chairman of the Foreign Operations Sub-Committee, in charge of all the foreign aid in the federal budget. I believe that the PEPFAR Program that Bush created in Africa is making a safer and is making us better. 10:22:53 I believe that foreign assistance will do more damage to radical Islam over the arc of time than a bomb. I believe that educating a young, poor girl in a remote region in the Mid-East is the ultimate antidote to terrorism. (APPLAUSE) I believe that America, at her best, is the hope of mankind. Let us be at our best. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) 10:23:39 QUESTION: Senator, welcome to New Hampshire. Representative of Balus Herald (ph). My question to you is -- is a veterans issue, and I know you're a veteran, you've been up there many years. You all passed a Veterans Accountability Act, and a lot of people bragged about it and used veterans as political pawns and not one person was fired. There's a bill of 10-82 on the Veterans Accountability Act where only a few senators have signed on board. My question is why have you and none of the Republicans and Democrats come together, it's been up there for years, to fix the V.A. system where we got veterans dying? (APPLAUSE) 10:24:21 GRAHAM: One, thank you for your service. The reform that we did pass, with Senator McCain's leadership, allows veterans a choice card if they live over 40 miles from a facility, they can go to a local doctor or a hospital. If you wait over 30 days you can access a local doctor or hospital. In New Hampshire your local provider's in Vermont. So that was a pretty big deal for people in New Hampshire, but your point is well taken. We're fighting a bureaucracy that's not going to give up without a fight. How about this idea? If you've served your country and you're eligible for health care, give you a card where you can go anywhere you want to go anytime you want to go. (APPLAUSE) 10:25:08 Now that costs money, but money well spent. But you can't do that unless you deal with entitlements. By 2040 all the money you spend in taxes or -- send in taxes goes to pay Medicare Social Security and interests on the debt. Do you get where I'm coming from? There'll be no money left for the Department of Defense, no money left for the Department of Education, no money left for the V.A.. If you don't turn it around the tsunami of entitlement spending by age taxing, means testing and flattening out the tax code to generate revenue, it is all talk. So count me in for helping the veteran, count me in for helping the Alzheimer's patient, count me in for helping people overseas who need our help to reconstruct their lives so they can push back against radical Islam. Count me in for all this, but let me tell you, none of it's going to happen if the next president of the United States can't get us in a room and do something like Simpson-Bowles. (APPLAUSE) 10:26:10 QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: Can't hear you. QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: The crowd's turning on you. (LAUGHTER) 10:26:22 QUESTION: As far as I know, the Constitution requires Congress to declare war. Last time Congress declared war, to my knowledge, in December of '41. We've been in a lot of wars and we haven't won very many since then. So would you require a congressional deceleration of war before we go, and then if you declare war, go to win it? 10:26:48 GRAHAM: All right. I think we've declared war five times in the history of the Nation. The one thing you can't have is 535 commander and chiefs; that's not a way to conduct military operations. So the bottom line is would I seek congressional authorization to use force to destroy ISIL in Syria? Yes, I would, but I don't think I'm required to do so because I think ISIL is a direct threat to our homeland. How many of you believe that ISIL wants to hit us if they could? (APPLAUSE) How many of you believe that the number one job of the president of the United States is to be commander and chief and protect the homeland? (APPLAUSE) 10:27:35 So let me tell you what I would do to destroy ISIL. You're not going to do it from the air; you got to have a ground component. We have 3,500 Americans on the ground in Iraq, General Kane (ph), who's the architect of the surge, says we need about 10 thousand. The good news is that's a fraction of what we've had in the past; a couple Army aviation battalions with American helicopters flown by American pilots to take the fight to ISIL and Ramadi and Mosul more affectively. Special forces on the ground; if they've picked up the phone, they got in the car, we'd be on top of them to disrupt their operations. Forward air controllers to drop bombs on the right people, 70 percent of the air craft come back with the bombs on the racks. Trainers at the battalion level so the Iraqis won't cut and run. That's what I would do, and I want you to know that before you vote, that if you vote for me, whatever it takes as long as it takes till we destroy these bastards is my view of ISIL. (APPLAUSE) WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P2 10:28:29 Now as to Syria. I don't know if there's anybody left to train, but a no fly zone would be a great relief to the Syrian people. (APPLAUSE) Establishing a place for them to go without being barrel-bombed would be a great step. A safe-haven enclave to start training people without fear of being killed, having the region buy into what we're doing. The good news is that every Arab country and Turkey is against Assad being in power because he's a puppet of Iran. And the real good news is the Syrian people are not radical Islamists, to say they are is a slander to them; I have been there a lot and they're not going to accept Assad as their leader because he's massacred their families. 10:29:13 So what would I do? I'd ask for a regional force, create an enclave, train the free Syrian army for affectively and support them from a regional point of view, and I would ask Congress to help me and I would go in with a goal of winning, and when you bring them down you better stay because if you leave too soon it repeats itself again; this is a generational struggle. Syria has been raped and decimated, the amount of money to reconstruct Syria is going to be enormous, but it should come from the entire world, not just us. The Arabs should pay for this war, we've paid for the last two. (APPLAUSE) 10:29:51 None of that's possible unless you rebuild your military; we're on track to have the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915, we'll be spending half of what we normally spend on defense, 2.3 percent in terms of GDP by 2021, given the threats that's insane. And it's just not the defense budget that's being cut, the NIH budget's being cut, the CDC's budgets been cut. So let's replace these defense cuts, non-defense cute, across the board with more rational ways of getting out of debt, and that goes to entitlement reform and tax cut reforms. So the answer to me -- to your question is that I would seek Congress' blessing, but I would not let a dysfunctional Congress keep me from defending America against an enemy that is surely coming here. (APPLAUSE) And I am fighting to win; winning is my goal, destroying these bastards is my goal. 10:30:45 QUESTION: All right, thank you Senator Graham for being here. My name is... GRAHAM: Strong letter to follow. QUESTION: ... my name is Kyle Oasting (ph), I'm the No Labels College Chapter Leader at Indiana University. (APPLAUSE) I just want to say... GRAHAM: Do you know anybody in New Hampshire? QUESTION: Do I know anybody in New Hampshire? GRAHAM: Yes, because Indiana's way down the road. 10:31:08 QUESTION: I know, right? (LAUGHTER) I just want to say as a Republican as well, thank you for running for president and for being a voice of reason in this race, it's much appreciated. (APPLAUSE) A few years ago Wall Street crashed and they got a bail out while the middle class still crashed and they haven't gotten a bail out. Today Wall Street is doing greater than ever. What is -- what is your plan, specifically, to make sure than Main Street gets their bail out? Because it's long overdue. Thank you. 10:31:35 GRAHAM: OK, thank you. (APPLAUSE) Rather than the government bailing out Main Street, how about creating jobs on Main Street? (APPLAUSE) If you think the government is the salvation of the middle class don't vote for me. If you think jobs are the salvation for the middle class vote for me. (APPLAUSE) A little about me. I grew up in the back of a liquor store, this is why I would be a good president for you. (LAUGHTER) My mom and my dad, neither one of them finished high school, they owned a liquor store, a bar and a pool room. We lived in one room until I was in high school. I was well loved, they worked six days a week; it's a hard way to make a living. When I was -- I went to college for the first time of anyone in my family in 1975 after coming back from my first vacation to Disney World, which was like going to Mars... (LAUGHTER) 10:32:39 ... my mom was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. By June of '76 she had passed. We got wiped out because we were under insured. 15 months later my dad dies, I'm 22 my sister's 13. If it had not been for Social Security Survivor Benefits we would not have made it, so when I talk about Social Security I know what I am talking about. I would give up some benefits today; I'm 60, I'm not married, I don't have any kids, I've got a 401(k) plan, I've got a congressional retirement, I got a military retirement, I would gladly give up some COLA and shave my benefits to save a system worth saving so it's there for other people who need for than I do. (APPLAUSE) 10:33:19 To -- to those who worry about the economy, a $15 minimum wage is going to displace people, not grow the middle class. The middle class is somebody who has to not go on vacation when the child's sick. You make too much to be on government assistance, but you still live paycheck to paycheck. Let me end on this note; competition for labor is the best hope of the middle class. When a bunch of people wanting to hire you, not a few people. 10:33:46 So why did Boeing come to South Carolina? They could have gone anywhere in the friggin' world. Why did Valvo come to South Carolina? Why did BMW come to South Carolina? Because we wanted them to come to South Carolina. We would take your work force needs, go to the technical colleges and train a work force superior to second to none, ready to go, helping you help yourself; we would get permits done in times that you never even envisioned, still being environmentally sensitive. We had a tax structure that welcomed you; there's a reason they came to South Carolina, and let me tell you what happened to the middle class in South Carolina. Everybody who has a manufacturing business had to pay more because if you didn't your employee was going to go to Boeing. The best thing I can do for waitresses in this country and waiters is to train an environment somebody will open up a restaurant across the street and hire you away. 10:34:46 I want to take what we did in South Carolina to Washington. I want to unleash the greatest economy in the world; people are more screwed up then we are. We're this far away from energy independence, manufacturing with the right kind of tax code can bloom, we can take this money partner (ph) overseas, bring it back in and One Time Good Deal and the Highway Trust Fund, we can build roads and we can build bridges, and these technologies you have in your pocket may be made in China, but they were invented here. 10:35:16 Our best days are ahead. We're going to lean into our enemies, we're going to hold each other and we're going to solve problems for the good of us all. Thank you very, very much. (APPLAUSE) END MARTIN OMALLEY SPEECH: NY INTERPLAY SLUG: WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH 09:03:20 O'MALLEY: Thanks, very, very much. OK, thank you. Governor Engler, thanks very, very much. One little correction by way of problem solving, as you can see from the backdrop behind me. I am not yet in Las Vegas. But I will be going out to Las Vegas. I am talking to you from Baltimore, Maryland. Land of the free and home of the brave, and it's a great honor to be able to talk with all of you, at least in this way. And I'm looking forward to the Democratic party finally joining this game, and having a debate about how we solve our nation's problems. It's a wonderful idea, isn't it? Both parties having debates? 09:04:00 So, look, I want to thank Senator Lieberman. I want to thank Governor Huntsman. And I also want to thank Governor Engler. And I especially want to acknowledge Nancy Jacobson, who I've known for many, many years, and is the founder of the No Labels movement. I thought I would share a few ideas with you before we go to question and answer. And as I often say when I'm given the talk on the chair in New Hampshire, by golly, if you have answers, make sure you raise your hand first. 09:04:28 Because really, what we are doing in the context of this presidential campaign is not only selecting a person to lead us forward, but also we are on a search for answers, aren't we? That sort of deeper understanding that we must achieve as a people that actually precedes the better actions we need to take as a country. The better actions that will make our country stronger, so we can give our children and future with more opportunity and -- rather than less. So, let me do a couple of things in the next few minutes before we open it up. I want to share with you first of all my take on what I believe are -- the theory of our case is as a nation right now, and then I want to share with you a little bit about my experience, which is the experience of solving problems. And then I want to talk to you about something I'm seeing out in our country today, which is not only a yearning for new leadership, but the emerging of a new way of governing, which I see coming up and emanating out of our cities and towns and also coming up from the attitudes and the perspective of the next generation of Americans. So let's begin, shall we? 09:05:36 You and I are part of a living, self-creating mystery called the United States of America. But the promise that's at the heart of that mystery is actually a very real and concrete promise. It's a covenant among us and between us that says wherever you start in our country you start, but through your own hard work, your own talent, you should be able to get ahead. Call it the -- call it an economy that works for all us, call it the American Dream, it is the actions that solve problems and address challenges in every generation so that we can include more of our people more fully in the economic success of our country. That's what it means to be an American. 09:06:23 The truth of our times, the hard truth of our times that we must acknowledge, however, is this. While we have come a long way since the Wall Street crash of 2008, our country still faces big challenges and big problems. Thanks to President Obama's leadership, we are now creating jobs again as a country. And of course, we're the only species on the planet without full employment, so there is no progress without jobs. So our country is doing better, but the hard truth of our times is that 70 percent of us are earning the same or less today than we were 12 years ago. And that's not how our economy is supposed to work, that's not how our country is supposed to work. There is a growing injustice in our country today, and this growing injustice is leading to income inequality like we haven't seen for a hundred years and declining opportunities for our kids. And this problem won't solve itself, we need to solve it. 09:07:22 We are Americans. Our economy is not money, it is people, it is all of our people. And so we have to invite one another -- Democrats, Independents and Republicans -- to return to the table of democracy and solve these problems, not with words but with actions. My experience is the -- not the experience so much of a legislator, but my experience as a mayor and governor is the experience of an executive, of a person who has forged new consensus after new consensus in order to get things done. What sort of things? I'm talking about tackling the worst violent crime problem of any city in America and achieving record reductions in violent crime, even as we achieved record reductions in our incarceration rate. 09:08:15 I'm talking about making our public schools number one in America. I'm talking about making college more affordable for more people by going four years in a row in a recession without a penny's increase in college tuition. Passing a living wage, raising the minimum wage, passing marriage equality and the DREAM Act and passing the most comprehensive gun safety legislation of any state in America after the slaughter of the innocent in Newtown. Now, none of those things were -- none of those things was easy; they were all difficult. And we didn't get them done by running to our labeled corners. No. Instead, we invited one another to come with ideas to help us solve these problems. And that is the new way of leadership that I believe the people of our country are demanding of all of their elected leaders. 09:09:09 One of the happy things I came home with after traveling around the country for a year before I was -- before I made the decision to run for president was the realization that most people in our nation actually feel a lot better about how their cities are run today than they did 10 or 15 years ago. Why is that? It's not because their cities are necessarily rolling in cash; in fact, we haven't had a federal program and a federal action for cities in decades. What -- the reason why people are feeling better about how their cities are governed is because of entrepreneurial men and women who take on that title of mayor and actually go to work every day to get things done. They're not afraid of the information age, they know everybody can see and know things at the same time they do, so they don't obsess with trying to maintain a time advantage that they know things before the public knows them. 09:10:07 Shimon Peres, I once heard speak, and he said that, in this information age, the people are now smarter than their leaders and they know more than their leaders. So, what does this mean for us as states and a country? I believe that we need to embrace new technology, the Internet, geographic information systems to make our state and federal governments performance measured entities, so that all of us, as citizens controlling this enterprise can see whether we are doing better this week than we were last week. But most of our governments are led on the tyranny of last year's budget. Lots of department heads can tell you what sort of budget they want for next year, but very few of them can tell you specifically, at least at the state and federal levels, whether we are doing any better this week in solving our problems than we were last week. But in cities, they can, increasingly, more and more. 09:11:01 You see, the nature of leadership has changed, as I see it. And this is -- especially want to talk to the young people who are there in the room. In the time that you have come of age, there has been a big shift in leadership. And I'm going to hold something up and show it to you. It used to be that leadership was this triangle, this hierarchy, this pyramid of command and control where the leader needed to be at the top and have all the information and hoard it, and things got done on the basis of because I said so, or worse, on the basis of ideology. But the nature of leadership has changed in the information age. And the place for the leader to be now is in the center of the emerging truth, in a circle of collaboration and cooperation, and yes, dialogue and communication around problem-solving, asking one another every day, are the things we are doing working to achieve a better result, or not? 09:12:12 If they are, we should do more of it . If it's not, we should stop doing it and do less of it. So, that is the way I have always governed. And I think part of what has allowed the to do that is I am of a different generation than some of my older baby boomer brothers and sisters or parents. I don't ask if an idea is from the left or from the right, or whether it's Democratic or Republican, I ask whether it works. And if it works, we do it. And that is how we have been able to achieve some pretty nation-leading results and actually get some things done before any political pollster would tell you it was popular. 09:12:52 So, what does that mean for our country today? I believe that it means we need to take actions, and have the guts to show people that the things we are doing are actually working. We are a great people. We still have another 240 years of creative service ahead of us. And that is why I have laid out 15 strategic goals to rebuild the truth of the American dream, so that every family can get ahead, so wages go up again with productivity and not down. 09:13:22 So that a college degree is actually a gateway to a life of opportunity, not a trapdoor to a lifetime of debt. And to square our shoulders to the great challenge of our time of climate change, and actually create a 100 percent clean electric energy grid by 2050, and create 5 million jobs along the way. Let's be honest with one another. (APPLAUSE) 09:13:45 It is not about words, it is about actions. And each of the goals that I have put forward, things like national service to cut youth unemployment in half in the next three years, things like cutting the deaths from gun violence in half in the next 10 years. All of these things have dates attached to them. Why? Because the difference between a dream and a goal is a deadline. These problems won't solve themselves. We need to solve them. And I thank you, No Labels, for having me with you this morning in this way, and I look forward to your questions, and more importantly, I look forward to your answers. And I need your help. Thanks a lot. (APPLAUSE) 09:14:38 MODERATOR: Thank you very much, Governor. And if you were here, you would be right in the center of the knowledge. Right in this stage, it is all around, all sides.MODERATOR: And the first question is coming from a lady -- right over there, I saw a hand go up over there. So, let's start with you, ma'am. 09:14:55 QUESTION: Hi, I'm Jessica (ph). I'm from Manchester, New Hampshire. I want to thank you for being with us. My question for you is rather specific. What would your energy policy look like as president? And do you think we should utilize our national resources to create jobs and grow the economy, while also working on solar and wind power? 09:15:16 O'MALLEY: Well, sure. The -- let me -- let me say this. I have put forward -- I am the only candidate in my party, or I should say, I can safely say I'm the only candidate in either party, to put forward a plan to move us forward to a 100 percent clean electric energy grid by 2050. We did not land the man on the moon within all-of-the-above strategy. We landed a man on the moon because we faced up to a huge engineering challenge. We were intentional about the choices we make. So, this is what my -- and I commend you, please, go on my website. It's jonhuntsman.com <http://jonhuntsman.com/>. (LAUGHTER) 09:16:03 Now, I'm just kidding. I wanted to see if you all are still listening. It's actually martinomalley.com <http://martinomalley.com/>. And we have put a pretty specific proposal out there. Among some of the leading actions, in order to move us to that clean electric energy grid, I believe we need to stop subsidizing fossil fuel extraction... (APPLAUSE) And instead, and act long -- and instead, enact long-term investor credits first solar and for wind. I believe that we need to embrace clean technology and energy conservation technology. We need to see, through more investments in workforce housing and affordable housing, the advent of a new type of housing that is nit zero in its energy use. That could bring forward a whole new era of clean design and clean architecture, in terms of our built environment. 09:17:07 And I believe we need to make investments in the clean energy grid that will enable us to move the natural resources, renewable resources that we have, from places where wind is abundant, to places where energy is heavily used. What does that mean? That means, instead of drilling for oil off the Chesapeake Bay and the East Coast of the United States, we should be laying the vertebrae and the power lines so we can create wind off the East Coast, where so many of our people live. (APPLAUSE) And in the heart of American cities, where unemployment is actually higher now in many, many cities, than it was eight years ago, we need to throw ourselves into a whole program of training, workforce training, and retrofitting of old buildings in order to reduce energy consumption. 09:17:58 If we do all of these things, and if we invest more, rather than less in developing base load cleaner, greener technologies, like the next generation of safer nuclear, we can get to 100 percent clean electric grid by 2050, but it's not going to happen by itself, and it's not going to happen by embracing nostalgia. Every job is important. We need to be intentional about those might have to transition in this clean economy, but we will not get there without solving this problem moving forward in an intentional ways, and that is what I intend to do as president. (APPLAUSE) 09:18:32 MODERATOR: Very good. All right, Governor, you can see in the room, with all of these green shirts, all these problem solvers that are here in the room, but we have a superhero that's going to ask the next question, it's Problem-Solver Man. He's right here in the room, he's got the mic, and he is ready to go. Problem-Solver Man, go ahead. 09:18:52 QUESTION: Hello. Governor O'Malley, how are you doing? Can you hear me? MODERATOR: He can hear you. O'MALLEY: Did Problem-Solver Man -- Problem-Solver Man, do you have a theme song? QUESTION: I don't, but I am in Spandex, I don't know if you can see that. (LAUGHTER) But I'm in -- oh, I have some advice for -- you for -- you are going to Las Vegas tonight, right? 09:19:10 O'MALLEY: Yeah, I'm going in a couple -- in about an hour. QUESTION: OK, cool. I'm sure you're getting a lot of political advice, but I'm just going to give you some advice my grandma gave me when I turned 21 and went to Vegas. Don't gamble. That's my main advice; just be careful. But I guess my question for you is, Governor, you know, you have talked about how you will be a bipartisan president. So, within your first 100 days of office, which bipartisan restaurant would you take John Boehner to? (LAUGHTER) Or, you know, whoever. 09:19:39 O'MALLEY: I didn't know that restaurants were partisan. I thought that food and alcohol, in fact, were decidedly nonpartisan.(LAUGHTER) O'MALLEY: Let me -- can I -- but let me -- Problem-Solver Man... (CROSSTALK) MODERATOR: There is a question in there somewhere. O'MALLEY: Yes, yes. QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) 09:20:03 O'MALLEY: I -- I think the -- let me answer the call of your question that's in there somewhere. This is what I have learned as a mayor and as a governor. You have to call the legislature the time, and you -- when -- you have to make sure that -- that you -- you relate and talk to people like people. In other words, I think it was de Tocqueville who said that one of the unique things about America is the strength of our soft ties. Our ability to hold different political opinions and political views, but still be able to relate to one another as human beings. 09:20:38 And one of the sad byproducts, if we're not careful of it, is -- of this information age, is that we can program our phones, we can program our TVs, we can program the -- the streams of news we receive so that we only -- we only talk to people who think most exactly like us. And there's a danger in that. So some of the things we got done in Maryland, we only got done with Republican votes. And I believe that part of the reason that happened was because we were very intentional about having -- about -- about having -- you know, nonpartisan, bipartisan pizza night at the -- at the governor's mansion, at making sure that we broke bread and treated people decently and -- and invited people to -- you know, a -- a holiday open house, and -- and all sorts of other things, with -- regardless of party label. 09:21:32 And so were it not for some Republican votes, I would not have been able to repeal the death penalty, something that took us three tries, and were only able to do with some Republican votes. I would not have been able to pass marriage equality, again, something that took us three tries and that we were only able to do because of some Republican votes. (APPLAUSE) 09:21:54 And as I -- as we went back and -- and researched the -- the priority bills that I put in as governor, I was happy to see that 75 percent of the governor's bills -- and we only do about a dozen every session -- 75 percent of them received bipartisan support in one house or the other -- or rather, majority Republican support in one house or the other. And I think we have to stay focused on the goals that unite us and the principles that unite us. Our belief in (ph) the dignity of every person. Our belief in our own responsibility to advance the common good we share. Thank you, Problem-Solver Man. 09:22:33 QUESTION: Thank you. MODERATOR: Thank you, Governor. QUESTION: So essentially -- essentially, more pizza parties in Congress. MODERATOR: Governor, we've got a question down -- I've got a hand... O'MALLEY: Well, I don't -- it's not that -- it's not that simple. It's not that simple, but it -- it -- but sometimes it does come down to just treating people like human beings, and -- and picking up the phone, and calling members, and asking them their perspective, knowing what their wives' names are... (APPLAUSE) ...knowing -- you know, what they do in life, knowing who their kids are. You know? We have to treat people like people. 09:23:03 MODERATOR: Well, Governor, we've got 10 minutes left. Let's see if we can get another question in. O'MALLEY: OK. MODERATOR: All the way down the aisle there. O'MALLEY: We'll do light -- let's do lightning round, Governor. (CROSSTALK) O'MALLEY: How about we do lightning round? How about if the questioner does 30 seconds, I will be 30 seconds. MODERATOR: All right, very good. First one. 09:23:17 QUESTION: Well, I hope this takes you more than 30 seconds. My name is Ken Mason, I'm a resident of New Hampshire. I made the mistake of going on YouTube and looking at the 1992 presidential debates, and what I saw was the exact same issues that are being brought up this year. It tells me that nothing effective has happened in more than 20 years in Washington. You're a person of great influence. I think that's great. What I'm asking you today is what will you do to unlock that gridlock, regardless of whether you are the elected president or not? O'MALLEY: OK. (APPLAUSE) 09:24:05 O'MALLEY: I believe that all of us have a responsibility to -- to stay at the table, not to check out, not to not assume that big money has taken over our politics. Not to assume that these -- you know, that the -- the outcome is determined before we have the conversation. And so that's what I intend to do. And that's what I have done all my life. There's no easy -- there's no easy solution to the gridlock that we see now. I would -- I would push back on you a little bit. I think it's actually a lot worse now than it was in 1992. And certainly, we suffered a huge setback when our country was nearly plunged into a second Great Depression. But I -- I do -- this is what I believe, though, and talking to young people in our country, I really find among people under 30, young Americans that deny climate change is real or think that we shouldn't come together to do something about it. I rarely find young Americans who want to... (APPLAUSE) 09:25:05 ... bash immigrants. I rarely find young people that want to deny rights to gay couples or children, so that tells me we're actually moving in a better direction, in a more connected place, a more generous place. (APPLAUSE) And I'm going to attempt to continue to speak to that place and to call forward the good energy of our next generation. 09:25:26 MODERATOR: Governor, we want to wish you a -- I guess our lightning round has resulted in a lightning bolt taking me off this stage... (LAUGHTER) ... and making room for the next panel. But we want to thank you from Baltimore, Maryland today for your willingness to be here, number one. You're the first, but won't be the last. And thank you for taking some questions and for your candor. Well, thank you very much. Ladies and gentlemen, Governor Martin O'Malley. Thank you. Hey. Very good. (APPLAUSE) END CHRIS CHRISTIE SPEECH: WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P3 13:17:24 CHRISTIE: All right. Good afternoon, good afternoon. I'm from not going to give any speech to this group. This is a group that knows what they want to talk about, knows what they want to hear about, and I'm much better giving you the time to ask me questions. So, no speech for me. Let's start -- let's just start with questions. Let's go. (APPLAUSE) All right -- listen, this guy knows what he's doing. On the night the Mets are hosting their first baseball playoff game in nine years, he put the Mets hat on to get a Mets fan to get him the first question. You got it. Smart guy. All right. Someone going to bring the microphone, or just yell it. Let's see. Q: [INAUDIBLE] 13:18:15 I will repeat the question. Don't worry. They don't have a microphone to them yet. Yeah, OK. So, the question was, he said that my views on marijuana are well-known and that in the spirit of bipartisanship, he wants to know if I would be willing to meet states have way on recreational marijuana. In the spirit of bipartisanship, no. (APPLAUSE) 13:18:53 And here's why. Here's why. There are a few reasons. The first one is that the laws in this country matter. They matter; and when we have lawless this in this country, we have a situation where folks feel like they can pick and choose which laws they like and which ones they don't. And you know, if we are ignoring a law you don't like, you are probably pretty happy. The minute we start ignoring a law you do like, all of a sudden, we have got a big problem on our hands. So, I say to folks who want to legalize recreational marijuana, go to Congress and get a president who's going to legalize it and sign it. That's the way we do these things. Not by letting the states go off road and decide for themselves, well, we don't want to follow the laws here. Now, this is where I have the biggest problem with what is happening now. Because we don't have folks who are respect thing the law. 13:19:48 So, why is it the people of New Jersey have to follow the law that says there's no recreational marijuana, but the people in Washington state they don't have to follow it? It doesn't make any sense. And so, my -- so that's the kind philosophical reason, all right? But the bigger reason from a policy perspective for me is that it is a bad idea. And I believe it's a bad idea because every study I've seen shows that marijuana is a gateway drug to other drugs, and if you walk around to this state or many other states I've been in, including my own, we have enormous drug abuse problems, enormous drug abuse problems that we don't need to be adding to in this country. (APPLAUSE) 13:20:31 So, I would say let's hope this our attention on treatment of those folks who have the disease of drug addiction, and try to give them the tools they need to reclaim their lives. Let's not focus on those other issues. So, in the spirit of bipartisanship, the answer would be no. All right. Right on the aisle, here. 13:20:53 QUESTION: Governor Christie... CHRISTIE: No, no, I was picking this young lady right here. But I will get to you, then, OK. QUESTION: Oh, thanks so much. Hi, Governor Christie. I'm actually a proud citizen of New Jersey, it's good to see you here today. CHRISTIE: There we go. All right. (APPLAUSE) 13:21:09 QUESTION: So, as a college student, an issue that's very important to me and a large network of students I represent is that of global health, specifically funding for AIDS. And I know you are a big proponent of bipartisanship, and this is definitely a bipartisan issue over the years. So I was wondering if you are willing to make the commitment already made by Senator Clinton and Mr. Trump today to work double the number of people on aids treatment around the world to 30 million by 2020, a path that would prepare us for an AIDS-free generation? 13:21:38 CHRISTIE: Sure, listen. First off, I'll just answer the question directly, the answer is yes. And let me tell you why, though. You are right it's a bipartisan issue and it was made a bipartisan issue by President George W. Bush. And I'm extraordinarily proud of the president and what he did to say that this type of disease running rampant through parts of the world, when we know there was an ability to treat it and make people better was just immoral. And that the American people, not only have a responsibility, but that is who we are. That if we have a way to help others who are suffering, that we're the group of folks in this world that stand up and help the suffering. (APPLAUSE) 13:22:22 And so, absolutely would join that commitment and think that it's not only the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do. A healthier African continent in particular is better for world peace and stability. And that we should be shooting for that, and that is clearly one of the ways we could do it. So, thank you. All right. Let's go over to this side. Right there in the middle; you're waving your hand at me. Yes, sir, that one, right there. Yes. 13:22:53 QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE). CHRISTIE: Oh, man, how do I know it? It's like a feel thing, you know? We have a -- we have a feel thing between us. OK, (inaudible). 13:23:03 QUESTION: All right, my question is this, Governor. Everybody says the best way to deal with public school education is to go back and let the districts handle the educational levels themselves. But prior to No Child -- no, A Nation at Risk, all the local school districts had control over their school systems, and they -- some of them were decent and some of them were abysmal. Do you really feel it in the nation's best interest, and in this technological age it is far more important to the United States, to the government, it is an issue of national security that we have highest level of education? Now, everybody says No Child Left Behind was bad and whatever else was bad and go back -- how would you look at this to be assured every kid has the opportunity to have a world-class education? (APPLAUSE) 13:24:15 CHRISTIE: All right. First off, I agree with the premise of your question that education is not only a human rights issue, it's a national security issue. It's both. But I do agree as we have watched the educational system evolved in our country that we are much better off having these decisions made at the local level, and here is why. I don't believe there's anybody who cares more about a child's education than their parents. Now, we can always find exceptions to that rule, and there are kids who do not live in stable homes, who do not have the appropriate adult influences, we know that and I will talk about that in a second. 13:24:54 But in the main in America, the people who care most about a child's education are their mother and their father. And so, I want the educational decisions made as close to those two people as we possibly can, and I want to give them as much choice in their ability to educate their child as they can possibly have. And that means everything from homeschooling to private and parochial schools, to charter and renaissance public schools, to regular public schools. I'm a regular public school guy. I went from k to 12 to the public schools in New Jersey and I feel like they served me extraordinarily well. I married a woman who is number nine of ten children and she went to Catholic school her entire life as did the rest of her family. So when we got married and had children, I thought they should go to public school. Mary Pat thought they should go to parochial school. So of course, all four of our children go to parochial school. (LAUGHTER) 13:25:47 CHRISTIE: And it's served them extraordinarily well and it serves me extraordinarily well to have agreed with Mary-Pat on that. So I think parents should be making those and I think they should be making those choices regardless of their economic ability to effectuate those choices. We should not be making these decisions based upon just, if you have enough money. It's what you believe in your heart is the best way for your child to be educated. And my wife really believes, and she has brought me around to the belief, for our kids, that she wanted them having that religious education, enjoined with their academic education. And that's not the choice everybody else ought to make and it's not the choice my parents made. But I like those choices being made close to the local level and curriculum choices being made close to the local level. 13:26:41 Because then, if the curriculum has gone off the rails, you have the ability to be able to go to your local school board and raise hell over it. And if it's happening, quite frankly at the federal part of the education, good luck. Not going to happen. You are not going to have the same ability to affect it. And so that's why I'm now -- I'm on the side of making those choices at the local level. But acknowledging in your questions that there's no perfect way to do this and that is why parental and adult involvement in making sure we are keeping an eye on what's happening in our schools in every respect is a responsibility that requires vigilance. 13:27:15 And if we are not doing it, we only have ourselves to blame for the education that our kids are getting because we are certainly spending enough money on it in America. We're not getting the results we need right now and we need to change that around, so. That is the way I would approach that problem. All right. Let's go up to the bleachers. This guy. Right? With the glasses, right there. Yes sir. 13:27:35 QUESTION: Hello, Governor Christie. My name is A. Fontenez (ph). I am too from New Jersey. CHRISTIE: Well, if you are from there, you know we don't say it that way. Come on. QUESTION: I'm a big fan of yours by the way. CHRISTIE: Thank you. You sound like a Saturday Night Live skit brother. Go ahead. Good to see you. OK. 13:27:54 QUESTION: So, we here at No Labels really aim to reform our broken political system to make our country progress for the good of the American people. So my question for you is, if you are elected as our next President, what specifically will you do to reform our broken political system? (APPLAUSE) 13:28:15 CHRISTIE: Let me say this, I have a fundamental disagreement with the premise of your question. I don't think it is the system that is broken. I think it's the people who are running it better broken. (APPLAUSE) CHRISTIE: I think, -- this is the same system we've had for a long time that can work. And it can work. But you have to understand that compromise is not capitulation. Right now, we have an attitude that says if you are willing to compromise, you are a capitulator. That's not the case. It's not the case at all. 13:28:47 So first, we have to talk about the idea that people have to make the decision. I have a Democratic legislature. Senator Boxer (ph) said so on the introduction. So I wake up every morning knowing that they are not making a good day for me, OK? We don't agree on a whole lot and it's not like every morning they wake up and say how can we make the governor happy today? In Washington, they use that as an excuse to do nothing. They say, well if they don't agree with me and they don't like me and I don't like them and I don't agree with them so I'm not going to do it. If that is what I had done in New Jersey for the last six years, I really like you. 13:29:24 If I've done that in New Jersey for the last six years, we would not have capped property taxes, we would not have cut spending, we would not have vetoed taxes and kept them lower. We wouldn't have reformed teacher tenure. We would not have reformed pensions and benefits. Because everything I wanted in those areas, I did not get everything I wanted in those proposals. 13:29:43 But I got more of what I wanted than I didn't want and I had to give a little bit to the other side to get them to come on board. I mean, I got pension and benefit reform sponsored by the Democratic Senate president who is the president of the iron workers local. OK? That is called compromise. That is called working together. So I don't believe the system is broken, what I believe is that the people we have employed to run it have broken their promise and their word to the American people. So what I would do going to Washington is do the same that I've done when I go to Trenton; when I have to stand up and fight I will, so I've vetoed over 400 bills since I've been Governor, more than any governor in New Jersey history. I've vetoed more tax increases than any governor in American history, and all those vetoes have been sustained. 13:30:34 So when I need to fight on something that's important I fight, but I also have a room in the State House where I bring the members of the Legislature, the leadership, to sit whenever they want to talk and to reason together. And we can argue outside in public, but when we get in that room it's time to get business done and get business done for the -- for -- for the people of the State of New Jersey. But the only way you do that is to build relationships, and that's the last part of this. We don't make anything, we don't create anything. OK? We govern. That's all you do when your elected to these positions, and if you don't make personal relationships with the people on both sides of the isle, then guess what, it's never going to work because they won't trust you ever because they don't know you. 13:31:16 The best bit of political advice, and I'll end the answer with this, the best bit of political advice I ever got was from a non-politician in a non-political setting. I was the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey, he was the Deputy Attorney General of the United States and he had been my colleague as the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan; he's now the director of the FBI, guy name Jim Comey. And Jim came to visit me when I was U.S. Attorney as my boss and when he was leaving I said to him, "What are you doing next?" And he said, "I'm going to the New York Times Editorial Board." And I said, "Jim, you're John Ash Croft's Deputy, you're in George W. Bush's administration, you're going to the New York Times Editorial? Look, of you have a death wish, what's wrong with you?" And he looked at me he said, "No, no Chris, you don't understand. I'm going to the New York Times Editorial Board because it's harder to hate up close." 13:32:00 And it is extraordinarily good political advice everybody. (APPLAUSE) It's harder to hate up close everybody, much harder to hate up close. All right, I'll go to this gentlemen on the isle, right here. 13:32:15 QUESTION: Governor Christy, Steve Corbin from Iowa. CHRISTIE: Yes, Sir. QUESTION: Hopefully you know where Iowa is. CHRISTIE: I've -- I've come to learn that, Steve, yes. QUESTION: We've -- we've seen you there, thank you. I have a simple question, I hope, for you. Why would any presidential candidate in any of the 535 representatives and senators ever be opposed to four goals of No Labels that are supported in the super-majority by Republicans, Democrats and Independence. Can you think of a reason why they would be opposed to any of the four goals of No Labels? 13:32:50 CHRISTIE: Listen... (APPLAUSE) CHRISTIE: You're -- you're now, Steve -- Steve you're in very dangerous territory now, because now you're trying to impute logical into the way political decisions are made sometimes, so. (LAUGHTER) Be very, very careful about that. Listen, I wouldn't be here today if I didn't think that this organization and its goals were worthy and noble and achievable. OK? So that's why I'm here, otherwise I'd be someplace else. (APPLAUSE) 13:33:20 But remember too, remember too that every leader brings a unique skill set and approach to their job. And so there may be times where you see me going in one direction or another, and you think, "No, no, no, the target's over here." And my method to getting to the target may be to go this way and then that way to get to the goal. That's why trust is so important in this also, and there has to be a sense of trust that you develop with the people you represent because you're not always going to be able to, nor are they going to want to listen to every method you're going to employ to get where you want to get to, but let's agree on the goals, I think that's an important thing, and let's get organizations who really care about getting something done in this country. I will tell you this, if I hear one more -- I just -- I want to turn off the news with all this stuff that's going on in Washington right now with who's going to be the Speaker of the House. Who cares? I mean, who cares? (APPLAUSE) 13:33:18 Because, quite frankly, whether it's been a Democratic speaker or a Republican speaker of late, they don't get anything done. I saw -- I watched these Sunday shows this weekend and I heard more talk about, "Well, who's going to decide the Committee chairs, and who will decide whether there can be free and open amendments and who's going to decide what bill gets brought to the floor?" You know what I want and what most of you want? How about they just do something? Do something... (APPLAUSE) ... rather than all this -- this intrigue in that city where all they want to do is talk about who gets the big office, who gets the big title and who's able to get the best table at the best restaurant in Washington? 13:34:55 I'm bored, I think you are too, and especially as our country continues to deteriorate, I'd like the leaders in Washington to start telling me about what they believe and what their goals are, and then start to work towards achieving them together rather than continuing to bicker with each other over stuff that nobody in the main in America cares about, except for the people between Washington, D.C. and New York who ride that Acela train all the time. All right. Other questions? That lady in the back. Right there. Yes, ma'am. 13:35:25 QUESTION: Thank you, governor, and thank you because you remembered you were going to call on me at the next event. CHRISTIE: I did. I spotted you. It took a while. Big crowd here. QUESTION: I have a question about the Social Security. I love the (ph) work -- working across the aisles. It's a great idea that No Labels wants to do. But with our seniors living on an average of $16,000 a year for Social Security checks, what do you have to say about the cap on Social Security, making it fairer for the working class and lower middle class so we can survive? Thank you. (APPLAUSE) 13:36:03 CHRISTIE: In seven or eight years, Social Security is not going to be able to make the payments they make now. So take that in for second. In seven to eight years, a Harvard and Dartmouth study which came out just a few months ago said, Social Security will be insolvent. Now, there's two different ways to approach this problem -- I guess there's three. The first would be what we were doing, which is to ignore it. That's one approach. The second approach is to give the government more money, the third approach is to work on reforming the programs in order to make them affordable. I'd go for part three, and I'm the only person in the race who has actually put forward an entitlement reform plan, in detail. 13:36:45 It's the first thing I did in this race, and the reason is because of what this woman said. We have so many people in this country who are dependent upon making sure they get their Social Security payment. So there's a few things we need to do. First is we need to acknowledge a happy truth, which is we're all living longer. We're living longer, better lives. The average life expectancy for a woman in this country now is 83 years old. The life -- average life expectancy for a man is 79. I saw a few women smiling out there. I want to let you know that 10 years ago, you were ahead of us by six years. Ten years later, you're only ahead by four. We are gaining on you. (LAUGHTER) 13:37:24 And that four-year vacation from us that you are expecting at the end of your life, you may not get it. You may be stuck with us the entire time. Now listen: at 83 and 79, these programs were designed for people who died in their mid-60s. We're living 15 to 20 years longer and drawing from the Social Security fund for that much longer. So let's acknowledge the fact that by having this happy circumstance because of medical science and pharmacology and all the rest -- eating better, better lifestyles -- we need to raise the retirement age. We need to raise it two years, I believe, and -- and phase it in over the next 25. 13:38:02 That would mean one month in increase in eligibility a year for 25 years. Believe me, the world will not stop spinning on its axis because of this. And when I get accused of throwing Grandma off the cliff for this, all right, that means that is the highest, longest fall ever. It took 25 years for her to get from the top of the cliff to the bottom. So let's be serious and honest with each other. Secondly, Social Security should be a program that is there for the folks who need it. We need to have Social Security be there for the folks who it makes the difference between living their old age in poverty or living their old age in dignity. The difference between rent and heat and food. Those are the people that we need to make sure we take care of. 13:38:45 So I say to folks, if you're making over $200,000 a year in retirement income -- retirement income, that means you've got four million to five million bucks, at least, saved away -- if you do, I say to you, God bless you, great job. I also say God bless America, because this is the only country you could have done it in. And I say you shouldn't get a Social Security check. You should not get a Social Security check. (APPLAUSE) 13:39:11 Now, I did a -- I did a town hall meeting in Exeter where someone yelled out to me, "I paid for it, I want my money back." I said, listen, OK. Two points on that -- first is, you're right, you should get it back, but the government lied to you and stole from you. And I'm not the first one to point this out to you. There's no trust fund, everybody, OK? There's no lockbox. All right? There's IOUs in the lockbox. It's not there. They're spending your money today. So forget that, it's a fiction, and someone needs to tell you the truth about that. Because, guess what? You already know it. 13:39:43 And secondly, there's plenty of things you pay for that you don't get money back for, but what you get back is peace of mind, right? So -- let's say like homeowner's insurance. Everybody who owns a home, you buy homeowner's insurance. You buy it in case your house burns down, or there's a flood, or there's a robbery. Some calamity that -- you know then the money will be there for you to rebuild your home. Well, let's say you owned a home for 25 years, and you are going to sell it now and you never made it claim the entire time -- you invite the insurance company to the closing to ask for the money back? 13:40:15 I think if you do, they won't come, but if they do, they'll just come to laugh at you. Because what they will say to you is what you got in return was the peace of mind, the knowing that when you put your head on the pillow at night, if something happened, we would be there to make you whole. Social Security has to be the same thing. If you play by the rules and pay into the system, it will be there when you need it. But I know -- my friend Mark Zuckerberg, when I talking about this entitlement reform thing said, "So, Governor, entitlement reform, tell me exactly what does that mean? I said what it means for you, Mark, is you get nothing -- you get absolutely nothing. You are going to get zero, brother. 13:41:50 You don't need it, and then get it -- that's the way we have to take care of Social Security. And if we don't do it -- if we don't do it, I'm talking about option one, which some people say take the cap off the payroll tax and everybody pay more. Let me ask you a question. The government that lied to you and stole from you already, you think the way to solve this problem is to give them more money? (APPLAUSE) Because believe me, next time, they won't do it, right? Next time they won't do it. Of course they will. If they get a choice between taking, cutting a program or increasing tax, or stealing from this pile of money over here that you all know is sitting there, but no one is using right now, so, we just borrow a little from that and it will be fine. 13:41:30 Understand what politicians are like, OK? They're taking from that pile of money. Don't give them more. It's -- this is about the people who have done very well. If you take the cap off, it means taking it from them now and counting on the fact that the government won't waste it. Or taking it from them later, when you have to trust the government at all, they have no part in the equation. Let's not trust the government to give them more money please, everybody. Let's take it on the backend, let's make Social Security solvent. (APPLAUSE) And let's have it be there for the people who need it. 13:42:01 All right, all right. Let's see, let's go to that gentleman in the plaid shirt down the aisle. Yes, sir. Good, they're coming at you, look, they are all running at you. They're either going to give you a microphone or arrest you, I don't know which one's going to happen, so. (LAUGHTER) All right, it's a microphone. Good, I'm relieved. 13:42:20 QUESTION: Londonderry, New Hampshire. CHRISTIE: Yes, sir. QUESTION: When the government shuts down, that damages the full faith in the United States as the world leader for the monetary system. Now, what could you do, or what do you recommend be done so we never experience another shut down in government? Because I feel my government should never shut down because of some stupid reason that they seem to come up with. (APPLAUSE) 13:42:52 CHRISTIE: Listen, I said this the last time it closed down -- it's a fundamental failure of leadership by everyone when government shuts down. A fundamental failure of leadership. All you are getting hired to do is to govern, and then you stop governing and say that's OK? That is what you are hired to do. And so, for instance, in New Jersey, before I became governor, the governor was a guy named Jon Corzine, and he had a Democratic legislature. OK? They closed down the government in 2006 because they couldn't agree on how much to raise taxes. Imagine -- you want to talk about the variety of stupid reasons to close down government? Here are two sets of people who said they ought -- they agreed, they wanted to raise taxes, but they couldn't agree on how much. So they shut down government. 13:43:41 Now, this is -- put aside non-partisan or bipartisan, this is a Democratic legislature with a Democratic governor. They shut down government for that reason. One of the things I said when I was running against Governor Corzine in 2009 was the government will never shut down on my watch, ever. I will make sure that it doesn't, it is my responsibility as governor to make sure. And I have had a much tougher task, I'd say, because I have a Democratic legislature with me as a conservative Republican governor. We've gone through six years together and we have not closed down the government once. And here's why. Because we get in the room like adults and we make agreements. Agreements that neither one of us like sometimes, but we make agreements because we know our job is to make sure state parks remain open on 4th of July, to make sure folks who need human services in our state continue to get them. 13:44:31 Because that is what we are supposed to be there to provide. The public safety has to continue, and our state police have to remain funded and out on the roadways. It is not an option. And anybody who closes done the government has engaged in a fundamental failure of leadership with the American people, and if the federal government closes down sometime in the next couple of weeks, that's a pox not only on the House and Congress, it's a pox on the president of the United States. Because he has an obligation, too, to bring people in the room and get them to agree. So, everyone is a failure when that happens. It hasn't happened on my watch in New Jersey, and if I'm president, it won't happen then, either. (APPLAUSE) CHRISTIE: All right, all right. This gentleman right here. 13:45:13 QUESTION: Thank you so much for being here today. I'm born and raised in Washington, D.C., and I wanted to ask you about a question that has not come up often. But we talk about the politicians and the gridlock in D.C., but we don't talk about the 650,000 residents that live there and lack a basic a democratic, fundamental right, and that's the right to vote in our Congress. We currently have no voting members there. And I want to ask you why has this become at this conference, No Labels, why has this become a partisan issue that has prevented Washington, D.C. residents, the only capital of any country in the world, that doesn't have the right to vote. Why can we not get them this basic, Democratic right? Thank you. 13:45:59 CHRISTIE: Because I think that we're the only the capital, and I'll have to check myself on this, but I think we maybe the only capital created just to be a seat of government. And the fact is that Washington, D.C. was created to be a seat of government. That is how it was created and what it was created for. And it is now expanded and grown into something different. But, I have to tell you the truth, I'm not one who has given this a whole lot of thought, but I will give you my initial gut reaction. My initial gut reaction is, I don't think adding another person to Congress is going to help. And I just don't think fundamentally, it will help or make an enormous difference. I understand the philosophical argument you are making and I'm not completely rejecting it. But I have to be honest with you. I haven't given it enough thought to give you a really thoughtful answer about it. 13:46:51 So, how about this. Somebody out here is going to come to my next town hall meeting here in New Hampshire when I'm back again next week. Make sure you ask me that question again. I'll give it some thought in the next week. But I don't want to give you an off-the-cuff answer that I haven't thought about. That's my initial instinct. But I will come back. I will give you a full answer on it. All right. They have turned my screen blank, which means I can do what, one more? All right. The powers that be say one more, so I'm going to give one more. And let's go to this young lady right there in the middle. 13:47:25 QUESTION: Hi Thank you, Governor. CHRISTIE: Thank you. QUESTION: So National Service is a really important program to communities across the country. I'm just wondering if you are elected, will you expand National Service? CHRISTIE: Yes, I will, and for a few reasons. First off, the folks from Americorps were extraordinarily helpful to us in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. (APPLAUSE) 13:47:59 CHRISTIE: We had Americorps volunteers from all over the country who came to New Jersey and stayed with us for months. Months helping us get people back on their feet, getting their lives back to some sense of normalcy. Helping to clean up debris, helping to rebuild. Helping to cook meals, helping to read to children when they were out of school. All different kinds of things that Americorp volunteers did that were indispensable, not only to helping us rebuild, but also to giving the people in my state were really suffering, a sense that they were not alone. CHRISTIE: And I think that's an intangible that you cannot place a value on. And so the enthusiasm and compassion that Americorp members brought to New Jersey, made me an even bigger supporter of the program. I also think we need to expand National Services a way to start to deal with the student debt problem in our country. (APPLAUSE) 13:48:53 CHRISTIE: There's a whole bunch of layers to this which I can't go into now because my clock has run out but what I will tell you is that one of the options I think we need to give young men and women who graduate college with a significant amount of debt is for them to participate in National Service to work that debt off. It's going to be great for our communities. It'll be great for our communities and our states and our country. And it will also give those young men and women in opportunity not to have to carry that milestone around their neck which prevents them from buying a home, starting a family and doing the kinds of things they want to do, because they leave with such an enormous amount of debt. 13:49:33 Now we need to deal with the colleges and universities too. And I talk about that all the time, but I won't today because you asked about National Service. National Service is an important thing to honor in this country and not just in the military, but across all types of disciplines. And so, I would give young men and women the opportunity to engage in National Service in a much broader way when they graduate from college and when they do so, to have them work off things on their student loan debt so that they are not carrying a mortgage of their own before they ever own a home in this country that prevents them from really starting their lives. 13:50:04 So I thank those people for participating and I think we should expand it. (APPLAUSE) So the screen up here now says, "Time ending, wrap up." And then in case you don't really clear on that in big red they put, "Time's up!" So I'm from New Jersey, which means, Hell I ignore stuff like that. (APPLAUSE) 13:50:30 I will just tell all of you that I think the gathering of all of you here today is enormously encouraging to me as a candidate for public office. That men and women of both parties and Independents who care deeply about this country's future are here today to try to make sure that those voices are heard and that you make sure you hear from us about what we believe in and what we're willing to stand for and fight for. By you being here I know what you're willing to stand for and fight for, and that's a better America and a more stable world for everybody. I thank you for than. I thank Senator Lieberman and Governor Huntsman for what you're doing, I appreciate it very much. Thank you for having me. 13:51:10 END ------ JOHN KASICH SPEECH ------ ANNOUNCER: Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, No Labels Advisory Board Member Congressman Tom Davis. (APPLAUSE) DAVIS: Thank you. Thank you very much. This is hale and hearties, lasted all day. Thank you very much for being here. (APPLAUSE) So my Congressional district is right outside Virginia, so when I came here today, I had a little trouble finding the hotel. But I stuck out my arm to make a left turn and four candidates shook my hand. (LAUGHTER) I knew immediately I was in the right place. Well, it's been a great day, but we have -- we have a great speaker coming up. Picture this: a divided government, record deficits, government shutdowns, and what happens? This was the 1990s, and we had a budget chairman in the House named John Kasich who negotiated a balanced budget agreement with a Democratic administration, got a strong vote out of Congress and it led to four years of balanced budgets. He didn't just talk about it, he did it. Our agenda sets the goal of balancing the federal government's budget by 2030. We have our next speaker who did it as chairman of the House Budget Committee. From there, he left Congress, after accomplishing that, he left undefeated and unindicted and he... (LAUGHTER) ...and he went from there to the private sector and came back as governor of Ohio, where unemployment was high and they were running deficits, and again, he balanced the budget. Ladies and gentlemen, you join me and welcome the governor from Ohio, John Kasich. (APPLAUSE) Well Governor, you're the last speaker. Now you're between them and dinner but... KASICH: Wow. You know, you go to a good concert, it's always the last one who's the best. They hold it until the very end. DAVIS: Exactly right. (APPLAUSE) Let me -- let me start, and we'll open up for some questions, but you came into Ohio, tough economic times, tough budget situation. What did you do to turn it around? KASICH: OK. Let me -- let me start so I can see everybody. Let me tell you, this all started when I was a kid. I was elected to the Ohio Senate at the age of 26 promising no taxes. And two years in, the Republicans won a majority and decided to raise taxes, and I said, well, you know, I'm not going to for that, and they called me irresponsible, which is what they call you. And so I wrote my own budget, that was the first time it happened at the age of 28. And I had people sneaking into my office telling me about how we could clean everything up. I lost, but I made a big statement and we had a lot of really good ideas. I went to Congress, and for the first six years, I served on the Defense Committee. But six years in, I was selected to go on the Budget Committee. And I went to my first Budget Committee Meeting and it wasn't going very well. I was not impressed with the Republican budget, the Democrat budget. I went back to Ohio and I was at a gas station complaining about it, Tom. And somebody walked around the corner and said, well, if you don't like what's going on here, what are you going to do about it? So I flew to Washington and I met with my staff and I said look, we're going to write a budget for the country. They said I don't how we're going to do that, there's 100 people at the White House working on a budget and 100 people up here on Capitol Hill, and we only have six. And I said, yeah, if we stay out of each other's way, we'll be able to get it done, you know. And the -- so in 1989, was my first budget in Washington, and the vote was 405 against me and 30 for me. And my friends were all down. I said, I think it's fantastic, we got 29 other people to think we can run the country. So I kept offering my own proposals, they became more sophisticated and we built a larger and larger team. And in my third budget, I got more votes than President Bush got for his budget. So the idea of whether this is a Republican or a Democrat doesn't matter that much to me. And then I moved up, I became the senior Republican. I wrote -- I've written about 18 budgets in my lifetime, and then I joined with Tim Penny to try to take a penny out of every dollar to cut spending, and we were opposed by Hillary, the White House -- she was literally lobbying -- and the Republican Appropriations Committee. And we've got very close within about five votes. And then I became the chairman of the Budget Committee and, you know, continued to work and build a bigger and bigger team, taking on all these tough issues. And then, of course, I became the chief architect, Pete Domenici and I, of the last time we balanced the budget, the first time since man walked on the moon, and we haven't done it since with a $5 trillion surplus and we actually paid down the debt. (APPLAUSE) Now here's the other thing you should all know, and Tom alluded to it. So I go in to be governor of Ohio, we're $8 billion in the hole, which is a historic high, 20 percent of our general revenue fund, and all I did was take the practices from Washington, and what are they? Just go do the job. You don't sit around worrying about who is going to yelp and scream and try to come up with something that is going to work, that people can accept. But you've just got to make choices. But you got to be as creative as you possibly can. So $8 billion in the hole, everybody said raise taxes, I said no, baloney. If you have a restaurant and you don't have any customers, you don't raise your prices, you lower your prices, you change the menu and you reduce your overhead. So in Ohio, we went from $8 billion in the hole and today, we are $2 billion in surplus. We're up 347,000 jobs. We are rock solid with our credit, there's no phony baloney in this budget, and we've cut taxes by $5 billion. Because you've got to remember, even in Washington, not only did we have a program to reduce our overhead, but we also cut our prices and we reduced the taxes on capital gains and we provided a family tax credit that was not an economic growth other than giving people more money in their pockets. But capital gains helped. Then you balance a budget by restraining your spending and also growing your economy. And, you know, you just have to rally people to get behind something for the good of something other than themselves. And then -- I'll give you one little story, though. In our state, Medicaid when I came in was growing at 10 percent. In my second budget, it grew at 2.5 percent, and we didn't take one single person off the rolls and we did not cut one benefit. So you might say how do you do that? Well, one of the groups I had to fight was the nursing home industry. They had -- and they basically had called everything in Ohio for many years. I'm not against nursing homes, but I'm against sky-high reimbursement rates, and I want mom and dad to be able to stay in their own home if they can rather than being forced to into a nursing home. And we used technology, and -- so the industry was very angry at me. They tried to keep me from getting elected and then they fought me when I did get elected and I had to take them on. And so imagine, controlling the hardest element of a state budget and to have Medicaid go from 10 percent to like 2 1/2 percent without taking anybody off the rolls, people like it. So you see, when you go about doing this, everything doesn't have to be slash and burn, it's trying to figure out the most effective way you can do it to serve the customer. And by the way, on Thursday, this Thursday, I'm going to be unveiling a plan, a framework that will become more and more sophisticated as time goes on, that does -- deals with spending, the issue of fiscal discipline and balanced budgets, being able to provide economic growth in a variety of ways. And this is going to come Thursday. I'm going to make a speech in Nashua. If you want to come down, we'd love to have you there. And I think it's going to give us a road map, it's a road map what John Kasich would do if I'm elected president of the United States. And it will be comprehensive. Yeah, you can clap. Go ahead. I like that. (APPLAUSE) So a lot of people talk about doing it, but you have to know how to do it. You have to put teams of people together, you have to tell them, pay no attention to the special interest groups. I mean, you can listen to them and if they have a legitimate objection, that's fine, but they don't call the tune. Nobody who gives you money, nobody who -- you cannot play that game because the minute you come off of the high moral ground, which is the issue of we need to do this for our kids, we need to do this for our country, we need to do this for our state. When you -- when you do that, people can accept by and large what you're doing, but all of a sudden, Uncle Joe gets a sweetheart deal or right here, Joe Lieberman or anybody else gets a certain deal, then you know what happens is then people say, well why them and not me? So it's difficult, it's challenging, but it's absolutely doable and you want to get there by 2030? That's too long. That's too long. I mean... (APPLAUSE) ...I -- well, I think you can get there before 2030 and we'll give you a sense of all this come Thursday. But that's not necessary. That is not a necessary thing to do. And you have to deal with all the entitlements. You've got to deal with Medicaid, you've got to deal with Medicare and ultimately, I think with like with Social Security, you're going to -- that's going to have to be done over time with Republicans and Democrats really working together. See, the problem is if you try to go after -- if you try to reform these entitlement programs and you don't have some members of both parties participating, it probably won't happen. When you go back to the Clinton years, when he was president and we forced him to balance the budget -- I'm sorry, Joe, but Clinton is a skilled politician. If there is a ride coming at him, he jumps in front of it and calls it a parade. But at that point... (LAUGHTER) ...at that point, you know he had some people in there that really wanted to get this done. And when we did it with both parties participating, nobody screamed about Medicare, nobody screamed about Medicaid, nobody really even screamed about welfare reform which was another very significant thing that we did. So look, in war, you die once, Churchill said in politics, you can die 10 or 15 times, just look at my friend here from Ohio. How many times did you die in politics? Many, many. So that's what you have to do. And just, you know, shoot for the stars, have big ideas, be creative, be imaginative and look at every way to get this thing done. And then I'll have to tell you folks one other thing. If you don't have a balanced budget amendment that requires a federally balanced budget, you will never be able to do it consistently. We need a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution to force politicians to do what we did. (APPLAUSE) Now, some of you are not clapping about that, but I can tell you if we didn't have a balance budget requirement in Ohio, I don't think we'd be balanced. I mean, it forces people to be responsible. It would be great, it would be wonderful if we would just do it naturally, but I'm not some -- you know some buddy living in Lake Wobegon. If you have the lake, if you have the requirement -- think about this. I left Washington in 2000 -- after 2000, we had a $5 trillion surplus. I went home to Ohio and my buddy said now that your friends are leaving, they're going to spend it all. I said, that's impossible. You can't spend $5 trillion. I mean you have to work to spend it all. And it was all gone in a blink of an eye. And we could have used that $5 trillion to provide -- we could have provided a 2 percent private account for all the young people in the country funded out of that surplus, but it's all gone. It was gone. So, you know -- and why was it gone? All politicians are tarred with the same stick. They want to spend money and somebody's got to stand in the breach and say, no, no, we can't do that. Just like a mom and dad stand on the breach when members of their family want to spend money they don't have. You just have to do that. And I think the constitutional amendment is vital. OK. DAVIS: Governor... (APPLAUSE) ...talk about -- we're going to take some questions from the audience. We've got about 15 minutes for questions. Let me just ask, though, getting those jobs in Ohio, it was a very tough time. What did you do different? KASICH: Well we privatized our economic development. It doesn't exist in the government anymore. We created a not-for-profit entity and this entity -- to make a long story short, they get about $100 million a year of liquor revenue and we have hired people that actually can talk to business people. Secondly, we looked at Ohio and we figured out which of the areas of Ohio we could sell diversity. So we have cloud computing, IT, financial services, energy, medical devices, steel and manufacturing, agriculture. We are now a diverse state different than the way you thought about Ohio. And I can tell you why it happens. I talked to the CEOs. When you balance budgets and cut taxes, and you as the CEO understand business -- I'm the CEO of Ohio, you think as being -- you know, the governor -- I'm the CEO of Ohio, you convince people to come, and that's how we're up to 347,000 jobs. It's -- it is about understanding how businesses work, how they decide things and make sure that the government, both from a tax, from a spending and regulatory -- that's another thing that's -- that's crushing our country is this overaggressive regulations. There needs to be some common sense. We'll deal with that on Thursday. But if you can, in fact, balance a budget or head towards it, reduce the taxes, particularly on businesses in America now; I mean, having the highest corporate tax rate is just nuts, OK? We need to get that money back here because companies are investing in Europe and they ought to be investing in America because we tax our profits so high they just don't bring the money back. And get a regulatory regime going the right way. And one final thing. Trade, these trade deals ought to be work -- it shouldn't be a good deal or a bad deal, they ought to be improved. And then when we get violated by -- because of companies taking advantage of it, we have to have an expedited process that doesn't drag out for years, and then we win and everybody that was affected lost their jobs. I mean, this is -- there's so much, the workforce development. It's a big comprehensive package, but if you can't balance a budget, you can't control your spending, businesses will go somewhere else. And if your taxes are too high, they will go somewhere else. And the proof is in the pudding. We were dead in Ohio and now we're alive. Not only alive, we're thriving, and it's great. And as a result, no one has been left behind. I mean, if you're the mentally ill, if you're the drug addicted, if you're the working poor, we've got a program for you. If you're developmentally disabled, we want to mainstream you. Economic growth solves so many problems and allows you to do so many wonderful things for the public. DAVIS: Thank you. First question? (APPLAUSE) QUESTION: Thank you so much for being here. It's a privilege. You may be the first Republican that I might vote for or even campaign for. OK, so I am... KASICH: Why don't we take the might out and... QUESTION: Well... KASICH: ...it would be perfect. (LAUGHTER) QUESTION: But for this... KASICH: OK. QUESTION: ...OK, I am fiscally conservative and socially liberal. KASICH: Yeah. QUESTION: Like gosh, it seems every person I seem to meet. So I -- what I don't understand is all this focus on, again, what I would consider to be social issues, the economic impact of Planned Parenthood, I'm sorry it's just not that significant. And I said -- I said earlier, actually to Donald Trump, I said it's like a deck chair everyone one keeps trying to rearrange and the Titanic, it's like, oh my, gosh, we hit the iceberg. Nineteen trillion dollars are one of the most over -- the most imprisoned drug society in the world. Every kingdom on the Earth is threatened. I'm looking for -- trying to understand the thinking, but -- behind -- you know, the world behind your eyes... KASICH: Yeah. QUESTION: ...you know, it's like, where are you really going to focus? KASICH: Well, I mean look... QUESTION: Thank you. Thank you by the way. KASICH: First of all, our... QUESTION: Thank you. KASICH: ...our recidivism rate in the prisons in Ohio is almost half the national average, and we're now treating the drug addicted in the prisons and releasing them into community and the recidivism rate is less than 20 percent. So we are giving people a chance to get out and get on their feet so they can become productive citizens. Planned Parenthood -- look, I don't care what your position is on that. We need to have family planning, it just shouldn't be done by those. They broke -- they went too far and it needs to be stripped out, but that doesn't mean we don't do family planning. My think our greatest -- there's a lot of moral purposes, great ones. But creating a job which allows a mom and dad to support -- think of the support of family is so important. Think about a dad who goes home at night because, you know, my dad carried mail on his back, I grew up in a blue collar town and if the wind blew the wrong way, dad had to go home and look at his kids and his spouse or mom and say I lost my job today, things are going to change around here. Think about how great it is when mom or dad goes home, and particularly the single mom, and says I got a better job, or I got a raise or things are going great, we celebrate, right? We go out to dinner. Maybe we even get a shrimp cocktail, if things are going really well, right? So we have to focus on economic growth. That doesn't mean these moral issues don't matter, they do matter, but we've got to get this country moving from the standpoint of stronger economic growth, helping families, training workers, having common sense regulations. And one other thing. We need to begin to transfer power, money and influence back to where we live. And I'm going to give you one example. Why do we have -- why do we send gas tax money to Washington so they can scam it off the top and send less back? Why don't we just keep it here and take care of our own infrastructure and... (APPLAUSE) Think about this. We send a couple of pennies down to maintain the interstate, but we're not building anymore interstate. So what we ought to be doing is keeping our money to solve our problems based on the way we can do it. Have we lost -- we have not lost faith in ourselves. So we need to systematically -- we'll have more say about this on Thursday -- we need to systematically begin to move programs back to where we live, where we then take responsibility. It's not like we get them and then we do nothing, we get them and we have to be responsible with what we do with those programs. So a little bit about the things that I think about. DAVIS: We have another question. KASICH: And take the might out, I'll give you a gold star. How's that? Yeah. DAVIS: We have a question back here. QUESTION: Governor Kasich, what's your plan for fixing Social Security and Medicare? KASICH: Well, look. On Social Security, in '99, I wrote a plan that would have kept our seniors held harmless, would have changed the wages and prices to one of the indices, which meant we would have started a little less in our initial benefit and over time it saves a ton of money. And then for the young people, they would have had a 2 percent private account. I left Washington and they did nothing for 16 or 17 years, so now we're deeper in the hole. What I think you have to do with Social Security is gather up all the plans that everybody has, consider everything, get it on the table and get Democrats and Republicans to hold hands and agree to solidify that program. It has to be done. In terms of Medicare, I'll have more to say about Medicare and Medicaid on Thursday, but they're -- but when you think about what we did with Medicaid in Ohio, there's a lot of similarities to what we can do with Medicare. We'll have more to say about it on Thursday, without getting into it. But you can't get to a balanced budget if you don't deal with the entitlement programs. You have to deal with them. I've dealt with them throughout my career and I would say to you, I think I've written 18 budgets in my lifetime. It's not a mystery as to what I will do. It's not confusion about what I might do. We'll just give you more as time goes on. Now come Thursday, we're going to give you a plan, a framework that will increasingly be filled out as we go along. We'll be addressing Social Security, the specifics of that, probably a little bit later, but we will deal with Medicaid, Medicare discretionary, defense spending, all of it. And we will give you a framework as to what that all means. So I hope you will come -- come on Thursday if you can in Nashua. Here's one here. DAVIS: OK. Take... QUESTION: Where in Nashua? KASICH: I don't know. (LAUGHTER) Where is it in Nashua? Does anybody know? Yell. Where's the event on Thursday? (UNKNOWN): Community college. KASICH: The community college. Good. DAVIS: All right, we're back here. KASICH: And by the way, we also are putting together plans for the ways to deal with the cost increases in our universities and community colleges using business-like processes, and I'll give you one. Why does it -- why do these colleges and universities have non-academic assets that we have to pay money to support? Why don't they get rid of them and let somebody else run them and let a college and university do what it's suppose to do, which is educate us, not run parking garages or dining room. We can do that. Yes, sir? (APPLAUSE) QUESTION: Steven Bourne (ph), Rye, New Hampshire. So one of the reasons why I sort of got into -- more into politics was I went to a local budget meeting, and one of the things that's going up 200,000. I asked, what more are we going to get for that 200,000? I get lambasted about why am I questioning it. And so, every time I hear budget, what I want to know is what are we getting for it? How do we know we're getting better services for the same money all the time? And I'm struggling at the local level, so I get it's going to be a gazillion times higher at the federal, but we need the analysis, we need to know what are we getting and what are we getting for everything we're spending. That discussion doesn't get out to the people. KASICH: Right. Well look, do you understand in taking an $8 billion hole in Ohio and turning it into a surplus, and taking hundreds of billions of dollars worth of deficits and a rising national debt and getting it to balance and actually paying down a chunk of the publicly held debt. We didn't do that without good analysis. Frankly, I will tell you there's too many -- it's too much in -- there's -- I really don't want to say this, but I'll say it. We don't need to have all of those entities operating in Washington. You know, when I was in Congress, we tried to kill the Commerce Department and I'll tell you why. There has some valuable and -- things that go on in it, but it is basically an attic for political junkies, where their kids go to work after a successful election. We've got too much down there and because we have too much, they don't do much of what they do as well as we want them to do it. When Joe and I were in Washington, if you wanted a family to go to the White House, you had to spend two weeks to get tickets. Now, you just jump over the fence. I mean, it doesn't -- this doesn't work well anywhere. So sir, let me tell you. If you think you can make those questions without aggravating people, you're wrong. You've got to be tough, but you've got to tell them that our town will lose jobs, our taxes are going to be too high for small businesses -- remember, small businesses create the jobs. And if in a little town you keep raising taxes or a have a building code group that just makes it so hard for somebody to open their doors, guess what? They're going somewhere else. They may be coming to Ohio and I -- you know, that'd be OK too. So -- but you have to question people and you have to say, what do you get for it. And they're not going to like it, but that's OK. You know what will happen over time? They'll respect you. There was a group of people, including Chris Shays who's back here. We took everybody on, we took them all on. I've been involved in reforming the Pentagon. You know what it's like to be a Republican reforming the Pentagon and trying to stop the development of the B-2 bomber and limit its production when it's -- you know, when it's a billion dollars a copy, you know how hard that is? I mean -- but you have to do it, because you're aren't in this business to win a popularity contest, you're in this business to be an adult, to make decisions, to advance the country. That's what politics do and answer it. (APPLAUSE) And when you get really frustrated, give me a call. I'll buck you up. (LAUGHTER) QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE). KASICH: No, they don't hate you. You're just bothering them, but they'll be OK, they'll respect you over time. QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) KASICH: The public is -- you've got to do -- look, leadership is walking a lonely road. And as hard as you work at that, you will find, if you know what you're doing -- probably do -- you'll find more people that will gravitate to your side. My first budget was 405 to 30. My third budget was more than what George Bush got for his budget. It happens over time, but make sure your ideas are creative, innovative and different. And if you do that, people will come to you and they'll -- they may sneak up to you. You got anybody kind of telling you on the sly, hey, that's probably a good question. Is any of that happening? A few, a few. Not none, a few. Keep at it. (APPLAUSE) DAVIS: Let's go one more question right here. Yes, ma'am? QUESTION: Hi, I'm Jess Lubian (ph) from Manchester, New Hampshire. Thank you for taking my question. I have a very specific question for you. Can you give us an example when you were working to solve an important problem, a specific example of a compromise that you made that, up until that point, you previously didn't think you were willing to compromise on. KASICH: Yeah, that's a good question. Well, you know, look, when I was working to limit the production of the B-2 to 13 weapons and Dick Cheney called me up and he said, OK, I'll make an agreement, would you go to 20? And I had been working with Ron Dellums on this, who is, you know, a very liberal Democrat. I said, well, let me go check with my partner. So I called Dellums, I said, what do you think? He said, well, I'm against it. I said, I've got to go to 20. This, I think, is a reasonable proposal -- yes, we can do that. Yeah, I think compromise is part of it, but you can never compromise beyond where you can't look yourself in the eye. Because look, see -- you're looking at all these candidates, OK? I'm not in this -- I am in this to fix the country. I am not in this so I can have some great election. That's why I'm not going to tell you something that you -- that you want to hear. The lady back here just said well if you would change -- I said, I'm not changing. I'll listen to you. I'm not unconvinced on a different issue. My mind's eye is to just try. And I'm a flawed man. Just try to do the best thing to improve our nation. And then when I'm done, I'm happy. And that's what I want to be through this campaign, and if I get elected as best I can to navigate. But compromise is part of it, just don't compromise beyond your principles. I'll give you an area where I would not compromise. I'm not for more revenue and I'm not for more revenue because I'm -- this is some ideological thing, it's an economic thing. And frankly, I know what they do down there in Washington. Why do I want to give them more revenue? And any time you do a deal and you say OK, this many cuts for this much revenue, all they do is take the revenue and they never give us the cuts. And then they come up with these phony baloney plans, these sequester and all this others stuff that -- it all gets changed at the end of the day. Let's balance the budget, pass a constitutional amendment and get it done and stop this fooling around. This is our kids that are going to pay the price for it, so... (APPLAUSE) DAVIS: All right. We have time... KASICH: Oh, ma'am, look. I can't remember anything really specifically, but I can't sit down with Pete Domenici and negotiate an entire federal budget without having to give on some things. I mean, nothing glaring stands out at me, but I couldn't get everything I wanted. I mean, who gets everything they want? Nobody. Not in life. And so, but never give up your fundamental principles. That's as well as I can answer that. DAVIS: OK. We have time for one more question over here in the back. QUESTION: Sir, hi. Thank you for being here. My name is Chris Meadows, I'm from Deering, New Hampshire. I know you chose me because you wanted the voice of a college student. I'm a sophomore in New England College, thank you. My question is about gun control. When the president says that it's routine now and his responses to the -- to the questions are routine, it's too much. What do we do about gun control where there's almost a gun for every man, woman and child in the country? There are too many guns. KASICH: Yeah. QUESTION: They end up in the people -- in the hands of the people we don't want them in. So how do we fix that? Do we take people's guns away and how do we get people to not freak out when we want to do that? KASICH: Well, first of all, we're not going to take their guns away. It's the Second Amendment and we're not going to do that. But let me just say a couple of things. First of all, there are laws that are on the books. I'll give you a couple. You're at a gun show, they're supposed to do an instant check. They must do it. You want to sell something in the parking lot, you're held accountable if you sell it to somebody and you didn't check out who they were. Thirdly, there are many states that are not keeping the mental health records that need to be kept and entered to a database, so people who have mental illness can't get guns. But I'm glad you asked that because I'm going to talk about something I just want you to think about. You see, we're focusing on the gun. Let's talk about the people. This person, this guy who committed the mass murder in Oregon, it was his mother, he and his mother. Where was dad? Where was brother or sister? Where was neighbor? I mean, folks, our marriages, too many of them have eroded. The relationship with our neighbors, what's happened to the neighborhood? You see, we're all really our neighbor's keeper and we all have a responsibility to live a life bigger than ourselves. It's about justice and healing and who is helping this woman? Creigh Deeds down in Virginia. This is something the government could have done. There was not an emergency bed for his son. He took his son home and the next day, a tragedy occurred where he was stabbed and his son is gone. Why didn't we have the beds? Is it because we run over people who we don't understand? But where -- what are we doing to help one another? We're spending a lot of our time worrying about who is going to be president, and that's great, but the country was not built from the top-down, the country was built from the bottom up. We heard the pope the other day about the power of family, the pope about all of us is being connected. So the laws on guns should be enforced. I think we can respect the Second Amendment, but what about the other things that we're not doing that could have averted some of these tragedies? What are -- what are we doing to think about the things that we as a society can do, sometimes without government, to make sure that our neighborhoods are stronger, so that people don't live alone. That woman, that mother, could not control her son and she had nowhere to go. A week ago or two weeks ago, I went to a place called Hope House, it was in Iowa. I don't know why they -- I think I know why they took me there. It's a house for women who really have gotten to the edge of falling apart. Beautiful place, wonderful people. I said why is this here? Because there's nowhere for people to go now. We're isolated, we're alone too much of the time. One of my jobs, if I'm president, is to think about a way where we can re-ignite the spirit of who we are as Americans. When de Tocqueville came here, he talked about who we were, and we need to -- we need to re-ignite that. Endorse that model of strong families and strong neighborhoods and living a life beyond, beyond ourselves. We have responsibility that way. And that even in some ways takes us back to the budget. That if you're going to be elected to public service and you're going to go serve, do your job. Don't worry about re-election, just go do your job. And guess what? You'll get re-elected. Just ask Lieberman who fought everybody down there. You did win, didn't you? Yeah, he did win. You can lead and you can win and you know what? You can feel good about yourself even if you don't win. And over the long haul, that's where the treasure is. Thank you all very much. DAVIS: Thank you. (APPLAUSE) END ------------- GEORGE PATAKI SPEECH ------------- PATAKI: Thank you very much for that kind introduction, Justice Broderick, a Democrat, enormously respected across the political divide, Republicans and Democrats. And that is what we need in Washington today: someone like him who is going to bring the American people together. And you are starting this afternoon with this Problem Solver No Labels conference. So thank you all for being here. We have to solve problems and we have to come together to do that. (APPLAUSE) You know, when I think of what we need to do in Washington to confront our problems, there are three big things. We have to grow our economy better. We aren't creating the jobs and opportunity, particularly young people like the ones here today need in the 21st century. We have to shrink the size of the federal government. It is too big, too powerful, too expensive, too intrusive, too bloated, and it has to be shrunk and brought down to size where it serves the people instead of dominating the people. And Justice Broderick talked about how I was Governor on September 11th. We have got to be far more proactive in rebuilding our military, honoring those who have served and put on the uniform to defend our country, the best people this country has ever produced. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) And making sure that we are as safe and secure as possible. Now other candidates are going to say similar things. They're going to have a plan. I have a plan. The question is how do you solve the problem? How do you actually get it done as opposed to just talking about it? And as the Justice said, when I was Governor of New York, that's what I looked to do. I looked to shrink the size of the government and I was able to do it. When I left office, we had 15 percent fewer workers than when I took office and the government worked better. He talked about how when I took office -- when I left office, the unemployment rate was the lowest since they started keeping records. And by the way, when I took office, we had the last -- we were last among the 50 states in creating jobs and opportunity, but we changed things completely. And he talked about how we were the most dangerous state in America when I took office and fourth safest when I left. And by the way, I did that as a Republican in New York State, a state with three million more Democrats and I did it with a state assembly where for most of my term there were 103 Democrats and 47 Republicans. Now how was I able to get that agenda through? I'm just going to tell you two stories. One was welfare. When I took office, one in 11 -- think about this, one in 11 of every man, woman and child in the state of New York was on welfare, not Medicaid or disability. But I knew that what had happened is we had created a system where good people had become trapped in dependency because that was the best thing for their family. So I sat down with the Democrats and I said, let's work together to end this tragedy. Let's replace dependency with opportunity. Yes, I want conservative policies like mandatory workfare for who those who are able-bodied. Yes, I want limits on welfare. But let's do other things to empower people to take that first job up the ladder of economic opportunity. So we did things like expand the daycare slots, job training programs, and expanded the earned income tax credit. Working with Democrats when I left office, we had over one million fewer people on welfare. They had been able to transition to the private sector, to the workforce, to become a part of the American dream instead of depending on government, working in a bipartisan way. And I'll just... (APPLAUSE) Thank you. And I'll tell you one of the stories about how we went from one of the most dangerous state in America to the fourth safest. I changed the criminal justice system from top and bottom. We passed over 100 different criminal justice laws, tough laws like ending paroles for violent felons, mandatory stronger sentences, empowering the police and changing evidentiary rules. But one of the things we looked to do was change the drug rules. And I wanted to have harsher penalties for the kingpins, the big drug dealers, or for someone who used a weapon or was carrying a weapon while they were involved in drugs. The Democrats said we don't want to do those things, but by the way there are too many young people trapped in the drug culture. Yes, they may be out there on the street corner and get caught and convicted of a felony, 15, 16, 17, 18-year-old kid. We want to give them another chance. So I sat down and let's meet and let's work this out because I agree with you, and we had a battle. We agreed where low-level drug offenders who had not been involved before would be given an alternative to going to jail where they could spend time in a shock incarceration camp and if they went through it, have their criminal record wiped out and never have to face the consequence of being -- having blight on the record their whole lives. But I couldn't get them to do the harsher penalties for the drug dealers and the guns. So I, a conservative Republican in the middle of the night, while we were debating this with the Democratic leaders of the assembly, they kept saying Russell Simmons, this rap (inaudible) from central Brooklyn says we can't do this, says we cannot do that. So I say, let's call up Russell Simmons. I called him. I said, get up to Albany. He got to our capital at 3:00 in the morning, we went all night, we agreed on some of the changes. And I remember the last one was I wanted harsher penalties for someone involved in selling drugs who had a gun on him. And the Democratic leadership was saying, no, we will trap people. And he goes I don't want somebody with a gun roaming around my neighborhood. Pataki is right. They passed the law. We changed the rules, and we made New York the fourth safest state in America, working across partisan lines. (APPLAUSE) That is what we have to do now. And by the way, there is one area where what I was talking about, shrinking government, growing the economy, protecting our security comes together, and that is the area of climate change. And let me tell you something -- I hope the stage doesn't open up. I'm a Republican and I happen to believe that when we emit CO2 and greenhouse gases the Earth gets warmer and we have to do something about it. (APPLAUSE) I'm a great believer that if we're going to have the brilliant, optimistic future we are all entitled to believe in as Americans, Republicans have to embrace science. We cannot be a party that questions vaccinations. George Washington settled it when he vaccinated his troops at Valley Forge 240-something years ago. We cannot question evolution. And we have to recognize that human activity is contributing to climate change, and there is a role for government to play in dealing with that issue for the future. Now... (APPLAUSE) Before the Democrats here get too excited, let me tell you my role is going to be -- my solution is going to be very different than President Obama's or those on the Democratic left, but to have a dialogue about that. I want to have a little discussion before all of you, not with another Republican, but with a great Democrat who served his state and served this country honorably. As you know, Senator Evan Bayh. So Senator, let's just sit down and see if we can solve this problem in the next 15 minutes. Thank you very much. (APPLAUSE) BAYH: So George, let me begin. We served together as Governors back in the day, and Governors tend to try to be pragmatists, problem solvers and work across the aisle. And when I got the word that George wanted me to kind of be up here with him to talk about climate change, a lot like he was just saying, I thought to myself, a Republican candidate running for President who is interested in a conversation about climate change, this is a real man bites dog story we have here. So I have to do this. I have to say yes. So George, I think that is to your great credit, by the way, to your great credit. So let me just start and ask the first question, why does this issue matter so much to you? PATAKI: Well, first of all, it matters to everyone, or it should. It is about the future of the globe and if we do not deal with the issue of global warming, we are going to have unforeseen consequences that no one here can predict that could have a horrible, negative impact on future generations' lives. And as I said at the beginning, Senator, it is the one area where reducing the size of government -- because I would not do it the way Obama is doing it with massive regulations and higher taxes, the heavy-handed government picking winners and losers, and driving jobs out of America. I would do it in an exactly opposite way and that is by empowering American innovation, empowering the American belief in dreaming and creating, so that our private sector, our university sector, and government all working together could create the next generation of clean energy products that not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but create tens, hundreds of thousands of jobs for America. And by the way, if we did not need to be so dependent on things like oil, and not just the United States, if the world didn't need to be so dependent on things like oil, Russia, Iran, other totalitarian states would see their power greatly diminished and that helps the United States tremendously. So unleash the creativity, the innovative ability of the American dreamer, thinker, entrepreneur, scientist, and we can have that next generation of energy that doesn't just slightly reduce greenhouse gases, but allows us to de-carbonize our economy while growing jobs. (APPLAUSE) BAYH: Interestingly, when he first mentioned the importance of climate change, there was a real round of applause and the first wave and the loudest came from behind us here. I was with a pollster in Washington -- I was speaking to a group of Indiana University students who were making a trip to Washington. They had -- actually, a Republican pollster there talking about the data and her survey research showed that this is the issue that matters the most to young people in our country because they kind of get that it's going to shape the future in a whole host of important ways, so thank you, guys, for leading on this issue. George, are there -- are there any areas in your view where the two parties can agree now -- is there any common ground to build off? PATAKI: Sure. I think there is enormous opportunity for common ground. Both parties want to see more solar, wind, next generation technologies. Where Republicans differ from Democrats and where I differ from most Democrats is don't want to see us pick winners or losers, I don't want to see the federal government invest $500 million in a company like Solyndra because it is politically connected, and I don't want to see our tax dollars used to say OK, we like this industry but we don't like that industry. But where we can agree is in the concept of innovation. And let me tell you for example, in my private life, we are working with a company now that has thin solar panels. Right now, the average solar efficiency is 16 to 18 percent. They have 48 percent efficiency, more than three times as efficiency. You do that, and we're going to able to deploy solar across this country in a way that reduces energy costs and create jobs instead of driving up costs. I think the Democrats -- reasonable Democrats would agree that we want to collaborate. It is not the federal government that's going to solve this problem. It is the private sector, it's our universities, it's our think tanks, and the federal government all working together, not the heavy hand of government. So we do things, for example, like expand the R&D tax credit, research and development. We do that better than any country in the world. Make it permanent. Expand it to empower innovation. Everybody wants to see us build more energy, producing clean energy, producing assets in the United States. Instead of picking winners and losers, allow the immediate expensing from capital investment. So if you put a lot of money into solar or wind or geothermal or any other type of technology, write it off right away to encourage the private sector and investors to put money into green energy. So I think there is tremendous room for common ground. Unfortunately, the dialogue is such that people do not even talk, let alone try to solve problems, which is why events like this and approaches like you all believe in where we work across party lines to find a common future is so important. BAYH: And do you have an opinion about energy conservation and efficiency, retrofitting homes so that they use less energy in the winter, those kinds of things, higher mileage vehicles so we use less oil out on the highway? PATAKI: Senator, we're in New Hampshire. And heating oil when the price of oil -- when you are paying $4 a gallon for gas, heating oil went through the roof. There is no question that efficiency is one of the most important things we can do. When I was Governor, we put in place a number of policies, incentivizing using of efficient appliances, for example, incentivizing retro-fitting of homes with insulation and thermal windows that reduce costs. I mean, I -- there is no question that we can do that in a way where the homeowner or the business gets a return on their investment. They are not losing money. They're going to save so much in lower energy costs that it will pay back over a very short period of time. So that's an important of it. And another area where I'm sure that Democrats and Republicans, if we set aside the finger-pointing and trying to gain partisan advantage over solving a problem could come together and actually solve this problem. BAYH: You know, there's a good idea out in California that I became aware of, and the neighboring states, Vermont and Maine has done some of this, but California's even done a little bit more of it. That is, George, they allow local counties to raise bond proceeds to then fund homeowners retrofitting their houses, solar panels you are talking about, insulation and energy efficiency. They then use the savings off of that to repay it over a period of time, and the federal government is kind of standing in the way now. The Federal Housing Administration is kind of concerned whether that will -- you know, whether that will have priority over the mortgage and so forth and the federal government ought to get out of the way and let the states innovate here. But do you have an opinion about those kinds of state oriented solutions? PATAKI: Absolutely, the federal government should not be in the way. They should be paving the way for programs like this to exist. You know, I got a lot done while I was governor. This, I couldn't get done. Not so much in New Hampshire but on Long Island, geothermal heating and cooling for homes where you have sand is so efficient. The temperature under the frost line is always 54 to 56 degrees. So whether you want to heat in the winter or cool in the summer, you use almost no energy. But the homeowner doesn't have the 12 to $15,000 upfront to invest. So we wanted to get the utilities to upfront it and then pay it out of the savings in energy costs when you did not have to do that. So that is the type of innovative thing where the federal government can empower states, empower local governments, and ultimately empower homeowners to have that opportunity. BAYH: There is another interesting angle on this, people might be interested in having your take on. I was on the Armed Services Committee, and I always hoped this was not a contradiction in terms. I was on the Senate Intelligence Committee for ten years. And the reason I mentioned that is that our government has done some pretty extensive studies on the national security ramifications of climate change. You get crop failures going on in third world countries which lead to famines and population shifts, and therefore a rise in more radical views in terrorism and that sort of thing. So some of our national security agencies have actually concluded that dealing constructively with climate change -- there is a real national security element to that for the United States for America, do you have a take on that? PATAKI: There is no question that the Defense Department, the Army, and others have made this a priority, and rightfully so. And by the way, the Army and other defense agencies have pure research arms where they fund research into things that are militarily applicable and that will help our security and we should be looking into more of that. But I'll just give you one example, one of the things I want the federal government is to work with the universities and the private sector to fund pure research. When I was Governor I did that in a little town called Albany, New York. And we challenged universities and the private sector to come together and create the next generation of computer chips that power every single computer in the world, and to do it in Albany, New York. We put up some initial state capital. To make a long story short, today, we have attracted over $20 billion in university and private sector research capital investment. There are thousands of research scientists, the most advanced computer chip research -- nano research in the world is being done in Albany, New York. And by the way, the goal of this is not pure research. The goal is jobs and opportunity for every American. Today in the capital region, we have factories, factories making something in America. In this case, making computer chips, over $25 billion invested by the private sector in factories in upstate New York, thousands of great paying jobs because we invested in pure research with the private sector and the university sector, and we can do that in energy. And Senator, forgive me here, I want to make one other point. Why I believe it is the private sector innovation and universities that hold the key here. You know, in the United States and the globe today, there is one country -- one country that produces fewer greenhouse gases than they did in 1995. Do you know what that country is? It is the United States of America. And it is not because of regulations or driving up costs or driving out factories. It is because of fracking. Fracking has allowed us to replace coal with natural gas, driving down greenhouse gas emissions, private sector developed, private sector deployed, but the federal government initially came up with some of those seed research moneys to develop horizontal drilling and fracking. That is what we can do in energy, and in the process not just reduce our emissions, but have these new technologies that we can export around the world, helping other countries solve this problem and creating jobs here in America. BAYH: George, one more question and then ladies and gentlemen, he was very eager to get to your questions. So let me just ask one more and let's just throw open the floor and you can him about climate change or I assume other things too. This came up earlier in Donald Trump's comments and I know Hillary Clinton was involved in this when she was Secretary of State. That is, the United States of America for a long time was the biggest emitter of CO2 gases. But that is not the case today. The largest emitter of greenhouse gases is China. And as the Governor mentioned, our emissions have plateaud off. We are getting ours down compared to what it used to be. China has continued to go up substantially, India's continued to go up substantially. And when you talk to the Chinese and the Indians they say, it is very nice of you Americans. You have already industrialized. You have a high standard of living. How nice for you to cap our emissions now so we cannot grow and have a better life like you. So that tends to be their objective, but since we have one atmosphere and one planet, we're not going to solve global warming if we cap our emissions and reduce them, but the Chinese and the Indians and other people increase theirs by more than that amount. The planet's going to continue to get hotter, we're going to have all these adverse consequences anyway. So there's got to be some global responsibility here and some shared burden sharing. How would you go about dealing with the Chinese, the Indians, and others who want to continue to raise their emissions at a time that we are trying to get ours down? PATAKI: You know Senator that is exactly right. Today, the United States produces only 16 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions. If we cut ours in half, there's going to be a much higher level of greenhouse gases emitted because of China and India and Malaysia and other countries that are emerging. There are going to be two billion more people in the world by the year 2050 that are going to be wanting to use energy. So the solution is not our government raising energy costs on Americans through regulations. It is not our government shutting down plants that it does not like. It's not our government picking a company or a technology where the people are politically corrected. It's our government working to empower innovation and technology, because when we do something like fracking, when we create the next generation of solar panels that are much cheaper than any other source of energy, we are not just reducing our emissions, we're creating a technology we can export to China, we can export to India, allowing them to lower their emissions while we are strengthening our economy. We don't want to impose costs that drive a factory out of America to Mexico or China where they have much weaker pollution control devices, we want to have lower energy costs, better technology, fewer emissions, and those factories building things right here in the United States for the next generation of American worker. And with the right policies, I have absolutely no doubt we can do this in the United States. BAYH: George, my last comment would be -- ladies and gentleman, it was Theodore Roosevelt, an environmentally-aware Republican, who established the National Parks System. It was Richard Nixon who did a whole lot of bad things, but he did establish the Environmental Protection Agency. So there is a tradition of Republicans who are environmentally aware and concerned. And George, it looks like you are carrying on that tradition here today. So I commend you for that and I'm going to surrender the stage to you. These folks can vote for you. I cannot. So they're more important than me. Thank you, ladies and gentleman, George Pataki, former Governor of New York. (APPLAUSE) PATAKI: Thank you, Senator Bayh. And Senator Bayh talked about the Republican Party's tradition of caring about conservation and the environment, and I did that as Governor. And by the way, he mentioned Teddy Roosevelt, I named my older son Teddy after Teddy Roosevelt, because I think he was a role model in so many ways for what Americans should be like in the 21st century. So now opening up questions, anything, we still have over five minutes left. Yes, sir. QUESTION: Just to comment, I'm a physicist. You are one of the first politicians I've heard that hit the nail on the head. You -- the technologies are out there that can greatly reduce carbon emissions at very much reduced costs, and the only way you're going to get countries like China and India where the real problem is today to deal with the problem is to give them something cheaper than coal, which is what they are burning now. And for the Chinese, the cost of producing electricity from coal is one of the cheapest ways of producing electricity anywhere in the world. So -- but things like carbon capture, with sequestration, supercritical carbon dioxide can replace water as a fracking fluid. PATAKI: Doctor, let me thank you because I want to get to some other questions, but thank you for your kind words. This is exactly what we have to do. You mentioned some of the technologies. One is nuclear. There is next generation nuclear like thorium reactors, or fusion reactors that produce zero emissions, have zero risk of meltdown, have zero military applicability, and we need to restructure the regulatory climate, not the climate in Washington, not to make it more powerful, but to make it more proactive in working with the think tanks, the universities, and our private sector to empower this next generation of technologies so that the United States can export that technology to help the entire globe deal with the issue of climate. Thank you very much, Doctor. Yes, ma'am. QUESTION: Hi, Governor, it's so nice to meet you. PATAKI: Nice to meet you. QUESTION: You and the last panel, there has been this -- we have to understand compromise is not a bad word. I don't think what you did or what any of the other panel did was compromise. I think it was collaboration, and there is a difference. There is -- when you have a problem and you have a goal and you are sitting down together, you are collaborating to come up with a solution. You're not compromising. I would like your opinion on that. PATAKI: You know, I certainly had to compromise during my 12 years as Governor of New York. I did not get everything I wanted. We did our best through collaboration, but ultimately, if you think you're going to get your way 100 percent of the time, we have what we have in Washington now, which is an impasse where we do not solve any of the problems. That doesn't work. It's not right for the future of this country and it has got to stop, which why I'm running for President. And that may well require compromise, let me say right here, if I can get 80 percent of an agenda through -- I would rather do that than get zero, but be pure when I go on TV at night. It is about solving problems and bringing Americans together. (APPLAUSE) Other questions here, someone with a microphone. Yes, sir, in the back, a student. We need -- we need -- can someone get a microphone over here? I don't want to run out of time waiting for the microphone, but I do want to hear from one of the students. QUESTION: All right. I'd just like to start off by saying, ladies and gentlemen of the United States of America that is how you talk to the other side. That was beautiful. PATAKI: Thank you very much. (APPLAUSE) It was worth the wait for a microphone. QUESTION: Secondly, I would like to say -- you are to put it politely, very, very far down in the polls right now. I agree with a lot of the things you have to say. I'm a Democrat, by the way, as strange as that is nowadays to agree with a Republican, however... PATAKI: There is always that however, but go ahead. (LAUGHTER) QUESTION: I didn't however actually, I apologize. PATAKI: That's OK. I'm kidding. QUESTION: I meant, how do you plan on getting yourself out there more? PATAKI: You know, events like this. I think right now we have had a summer of political theater and a summer of political drama, but I think as we get closer to February and the first primary in the country here in New Hampshire, voters are going to say, OK, yes we are angry, yes we're extremely unhappy with Washington and yes, we don't trust politicians because they say all these things and nothing ever changes, but let's sit down and see who can actually run the country. Who actually has the solutions, who actually have the ability not to just talk about a plan, but to get the plan through Congress? And I hope that when they do that, they're going to say Pataki did it for 12 years as a Republican in New York State with three million more Democrats. We send him to Washington, he can solve our problems down there as well. and let me just... (APPLAUSE) PATAKI: Thank you. Let me just give you one example of why Republicans are so angry and frustrated. Obamacare, in my view, is the worst law of my lifetime. In the name of helping the uninsured, which was a worthy goal, it changed heathcare for everyone, driving up costs, driving up deductibles, and costing a lot of Americans jobs because businesses won't let you work more than 29 hours or grow their company because they want to stay out from under Obamacare. The Republicans control Congress. They haven't been even able to send a bill to Obama to veto because they can't get the 60 votes. Let me tell you what I would do. I would sit down with Democrats like Evan Bayh. It's a shame he's not there, and say, "I think this is a terrible law." You have to understand there are deep flaws in that law. Let's -- let's not just repeal it, but let's sit together and come up with what we are going to replace it with. And I'm willing to work with you. And then we would get those 60 votes, we would repeal Obamacare, but simultaneously replace it with something that would reflected the input of both parties and the people of this country. We have to remember, we are Republicans and Democrats, but in the end we are all Americans. And it is not about partisan political advantage. It is about people and problem solving. That is what I'm running on and that is what I hope will get people to take another look and say this is the right person to lead the country. (APPLAUSE) Thank you. QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) PATAKI: OK. I'll try to repeat it. Here we go. QUESTION: Thank you, first for taking up RGGI, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative some -- many years ago. I think it was something of an 80 percent solution. Let me give you an example. I put in an air source heat pump in my house. Replacing oil, my carbon footprint is now half of what it used to be, assuming that the power is being produced from gas. Yet that strains the gas system or the greenhouse gas issues with gas because it pushes up on the demand. How do we fix it so that somehow we get the power productions gets a credit for uses of electricity that reduce greenhouse gas, and in addition, what happens if we use the waste heat from our power plants to heat today under RGGI and also under the greenhouse gas initiative. There is no credit for heating cities with waste heat from power plants. PATAKI: That is a very technical question, but let me just say that we did take an initiative working with other New England and Northeastern states to reduce greenhouse gases, and it did have an impact. But I have to tell you I am very concerned about it. I no longer think cap and trade is the way to go. Because the day I left office, and the idea was we were going to impose a cost on carbon emissions by utilities, but rebate it to the consumers, so they didn't have higher electric costs. You cannot trust government. After I left as Governor, the new administration within their first year took that money to use for their pet programs. And when they talked about cap and trade in Washington, the Waxman-Markey Bill, it wasn't cap and trade. It would have raised hundreds of billions of dollars in new federal revenue, rewarded their friends, had credits for cronies, and I think the way we have to do it now is to bypass the heavy hand of the federal government and empower the creative hand of the American inventor and innovator. And I know that we can do that. So another thing you talked about, getting energy from one place to another. That is one of the problems right now. We have enormous potential wind resources in the Great Plains, and solar resources in the southwest, but they're not near where the energy is used. And what we should have is when we have a domestic source of clean energy, a more expedited permitting process, the private sector will build those transmission lines if we let government get out of the way so they can actually get the permit and not take eight or nine years and hundreds and millions of dollars to get approval to build a transmission in the first place. So there are solutions and I think that is the point here. I am winding down with my time. But whether it's energy -- whether it's keeping us safe, and I have a lot of thoughts on that, whether it's growing our economy, yes through innovation but also by lowering our tax burden, particularly on manufacturing so we can have factories in America again. You know, my grandparents were immigrants. They were -- both were -- my grandfather's in a factory, a great path to the middle class. Our energy costs are coming down. The value of products made today is going up. We have the opportunity to make America a manufacturing powerhouse again. But instead of having the highest tax in the world, we should have the lowest tax on manufacturing in the world. Make things in America. Solve problems. Bring politicians across party lines together. And there is no reason the 21st century should not be the greatest century this country has ever seen and there is no reason you shouldn't be able to dream things I cannot even think of and see them come true during your lifetime. Thank you. Thank you No Labels. God bless you and let's keep up the fight. (APPLAUSE) END
DNC CONVENTION DAY 4 POOL SWITCHED PROGRAM FEED 5PM / HD
SWITCHED PROGRAM FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CEDRIC RICHMOND (LOUISIANA) 17:01:02 My name is Cedric Richmond. I'm proud to represent Louisiana, the who dat nation in Congress. I'm able to stand here today because my mother was a strong woman, after my father died for a while she had to do the job of both parents. But she didn't do it alone. It required the help of school teachers, baseball coaches, our elders, and especially the church. And it took a strong Democratic party that invested in our communities, that invested in me. Through blood sweat and tears our elders in our party created the environment for me to succeed. 17:01:49 Because of that blood that sweat and those tears, I can sit, eat and live wherever I want. I can vote without answering how many bubbles in a bar of soap. And because of blood sweat and tears, the Obama reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As the poet Robert Frost wrote, the woods are lovely, dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. 17:02:27 WE have made great strides under President Obama, but we still have miles to go. When our kids have better access to guns and drugs than textbooks and computers, we have miles to go before we sleep. When women don't make the same wage as a man, we have miles to go before we sleep. When we can't get Republicans to join us to enact sensible gun reform even after Newtown in Sandy Hook and Dallas and Baton Rouge, we have miles to go before we sleep. When the NRA has neutered an entire Republican Party we have miles to go before we sleep. 17:03:13 We need Hillary Clinton because she doesn't sleep so this fall when you're out there campaigning for Hillary and you start to feel exhausted to the point that you just can't go on do me a favor, make just one more call or knock one more door because we still have miles to go before we sleep. God bless you, god bless louisiana, and god bless the united states of america. COLORADO HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STATE REPRESENTATIVE CRISANTA DURAN 17:04:24 Hello, America! It's an honor to represent Colorado, my family's home for six generations. In Colorado, we share a unique heritage, built on the promise of progress you can only find in the American West. I come from Native Americans and Mexican descendants, French trappers, and Spanish pioneers. I come from ranchers, who continue to harvest the land, and laborers, like my Grandpa Ernest, who worked in the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo for 33 years to provide for his family. 17:05:04 And I come from strong women like my Grandmother Eva, who had to leave school after the 3rd grade to care for her younger siblings. Growing up, my family wasn't rich. In fact, my parents relied on food stamps for a time to get by. But, in America, we don't define our value by our net worth. My parents gave me the name, Crisanta, believing that in an inclusive America, it would not be a wall to my success. They encouraged me to work hard and get an education, believing that, in a fair America, it would carry me anywhere I wanted to go. 17:05:52 And you know what? They were right. Only in America could a shy little girl from Northglenn and Arvada, Colorado grow up to break glass ceilings and serve as the Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives. So, to every shy little girl or boy out there listening, I want to say: No matter who you are, no matter where you're from, or how you got here, you are special. And your potential is as big as America itself. 17:06:41 That's what Hillary Clinton believes. It's why she's spent a lifetime fighting for every child. For a strong social safety net, so no one falls through the cracks. For world-class public schools, so education can be a great equalizer. For a government that respects and protects the rights of all people, so what we look like and who we love has no bearing on our opportunities. We are a country where anything is possible when everyone is included. And I am proof of that. I am proud to fight for a President who not only shares those values, she lives them. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE GWEN MOORE (WISCONSIN) 17:08:11 "Fat pigs." "Dogs." "Disgusting." That's what Donald Trump thinks of women. That's what he sees in our daughters, in our mothers, and in our grandmothers of this country. Is that how he sees our place in America? Well I am here from the great state of Wisconsin - the Badger State. I am here to tell you that I see things very very differently! I am here to tell you that Hillary Clinton sees them differently too. She sees an America with a very different vision and I see an America with a very different vision. 17:09:09 Pigs? Dogs? Disgusting? Too many women know where this toxic language leads. Too many women have experienced sexual violence. And I'm one of them. But we are not victims. We are survivors. We have been bullied, we've been beaten, and we've been berated. We've been told to sit down and to shut up. Well, my voice matters, and I will not shut up. Our voices matter, and we will not shut up. Every day each and everyday women make our communities better and stronger and Hillary Clinton knows that she has been fighting for us each and every day, 17:10:20 She has fought for equal pay and for equal work. She has defended our rights to make our own healthcare decisions. She has battled for us each and every day. She has advocated and oh she's got the battle scars for fighting for family leave and for health care. Hillary Clinton is someone I trust with the presidency of the united states. Because she has stood up every time it has counted for women. I trust her because at each and every opportunity, she has been the voice for the underrepresented and the unprotected.. And as President, she'll keep fighting for all of us! 17:11:21 Now, like Hillary, I'm a grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters. They are my life, they are my love, they are my inspiration. They are what keeps me going and being aspirational about the future. They give me strength. And I know that my vision for them is the same vision that Hillary clinton has for America. 17:11:52 Now Donald Trump has told us to sit down, and to be quiet. Hillary is asking us to stand up. She is asking us to be heard. My fellow Democrats, stand up with Hillary because she has stood up with us. And, why because it's true, together we are Stronger Together. Thank you. God bless our nominee, and God bless America. I love you. [chanting USA USA] TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAUMESH AKBARI 17:13:11 Good evening my fellow Democrats! I am thrilled to join you here in Philadelphia. It's my honor to serve as the youngest member of the Tennessee General Assembly, representing the "Fighting 26" Tennessee House Democratic Caucus. My fellow young people, we have a choice, and it's crystal clear to me! What side of history do we want to be on? Which political leader will we allow to define our generation? Will we raise our voice and demand a leader who will fight for debt-free college education? A leader who will make community college free for all students. 17:14:08 A leader who will help people loaded down with crippling student loan debt, a leader who will push new strategies to help people in our generation. Will you join me and support a leader who understands that the deep racial wounds of our country have not yet healed, but together we can work to be the change we wish to see in the world? 17:14:39 Will you stand with a leader who has defined her life by helping the least among us - from going down to segregated Alabama as a law student, to working with the Children's Defense Fund, to fighting for healthcare for children across this nation, and to stand up and proclaim for women everywhere and proclaiming that "Women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights." 17:15:10 Come on ya'll, she's a bad sister. The stakes are too high, the consequences are too severe. In Cleveland last week, the RNC nominated a man who has defined his campaign on words that divide us and walls that divide us and they approved a party platform that enshrines intolerance. Now listen whether you're a Republican, Democrat, an Independent; whether you're black, white, Latino, or Asian; whether you are gay, straight, or transgender; whether you run a ranch, a farm, a church, or a beauty shop down in Memphis, Tennessee - Secretary Clinton is a fighter for us all. 17:16:09 Y'all these next few months won't be easy. But when has fighting for what's right ever been easy? We are more powerful than we dare think If we are willing to work together. We are stronger together. So stand up y'all! Go back to your cities , go back to your states! To make sure Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is the next President of the United States of America. Thank you all and God Bless. NEVADA STATE SENATOR RUBEN J. KIHUEN 17:17:05 How is it going Democrats? How is it going Nevada? My name is Ruben Kihuen. I am the proud son of a housekeeper and a former farm worker. My family came to America from Mexico when I was 8 years old. My parents knew, if we worked hard, sacrificed and played by the rules, in America we would succeed. For 23 years, my mother has cleaned hotel rooms in Las Vegas, working tirelessly, without complaint, to provide for her family. In America, she got a decent wage, health care, and the protection of a union - Culinary Union 226. [applause] 17:18:19 In America, her youngest son had the opportunity to learn English in public schools, play soccer in public parks, and work his way through an affordable public university. Today, that 8-year-old is standing here as a State Senator and a candidate for United States America, for Congress for the fourth congressional district. That is the beauty of America. That is the American dream. Donald Trump and Republicans tell a different story about immigrant families like mine. To them, we are "rapists" and "criminals." Rapists and criminals. They believe in building walls and pitting Americans against each other. 17:19:17 Donald Trump fears us - worse, he incites that fear in others. He must be terrified of me, a Mexican immigrant running for United State's Congress. The truth Donald Trump doesn't want you to know is this: Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Senor Trump [in spanish: not all of us are criminals, not all of us are rapist, some of us are hardworking who came to this country to work honestly. We are American.] We are all dreamers. We dream of more than just citizenship. 17:20:07 We, like all Americans, dream of a good education, a good-paying job, to own our own car, and our own home, that our kids will breathe clean air and grow up on safe streets. We dream of an economy that works for everyone - with a living wage, affordable health care, a secure retirement and debt-free college. 17:20:39 We dream of our daughters knowing in their heart they too can be President of the United States. Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life fighting for our dreams. Democrats, this our time! Time to reject the fears of Trump, time to take back Congress, time to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the united states of america, and time to make our dreams into reality! Thank you! FORMER PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER 17:21:40 Good evening Democrats. Philadelphia has always been a friendly place for Democrats. But I have to say, that this week, there is a little extra brotherly love and sisterly affection in the air. For 8 years, I was privileged to serve as the mayor of this great American city, Philadelphia. 17:22:14 I'm very proud that my administration and the host committee brought our convention to Philadelphia. I hope you have had a great time. Philadelphia is my town. I grew up here. I built my career and raised my family here. And so it is with tremendous pride that here in a city known for its history, I cast my ballot for our historic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Now I've known Hillary for decades. I've known her as a champion for our cities. I've known her as a change maker for our citizens. And I've known her as a leader whose career has been defined by a simple creed: Gsd. Get stuff done. 17:23:12 As a city mayor, that's what we are expected to do every day. Our neighbors hold us accountable for our problems, whatever they may be. Complicated problems don't have simple solutions. So we need a president whose ideas and attention span is longer than 140 characters. Hillary Clinton is a leader who won't let complexity be the enemy of opportunity. When she sees a problem, she makes an action plan and she gets stuff done. She has a plan. To make an historic investment in jobs. She has a plan to reform our broken criminal justice system. She has a plan to keep us safe from the epidemic of gun violence that is killing so many of our children, especially so many young black men. 17:24:12 Who are precious to our country and its future. What's more, Hillary's plans have details because details matter. Now, Trump says he has some plans. But when you're looking down at America from the top of Trump tower, you can't see the details because there are none. After 8 incredible years of progress under president Barack Obama, we can't afford to hand our country over to a con man who thinks the presidency is an entry-level job on the apprentice. Hillary is the champion our cities need. And she will be the president our citizens and our nation deserve. Hillary Clinton gets stuff done. Thank you. Love you Philly. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE EMANUEL CLEAVER (MISSOURI) 17:25:33 Thank you, thank you. Let me begin by issuing a heartfelt invitation to our Republican friends: If your party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us. I have known Hillary Clinton for more than 25 years. And let me tell you, she's never let me down. And she won't let you down either. In spite of what you heard last week, it is not midnight in America. Midnights can be cold and crippling. And President Obama did not leave us in the cold, and we are certainly not crippling. In reality, the sun has barely risen over the vastness of these United States. It is dawn in America and we are in the process of becoming. 17:26:43 Yes, if you want to say what the Bible says, we are not yet what we shall become. At a time when the citizens of this amazing country are jittery over a multitude of fears and heartaches, we need a leader who will become a trafficker in optimism and a peace peddler. Hillary will build a future we can all be part of and proud of. There's an old story about Andrew Jackson. As a child, he looked like anything but a future general or president. In fact, one of his boyhood friends said Jim Brown who lived in the same area, could throw Andrew to the ground three times out of four in wrestling matches. 17:27:33 Years later, a writer would ask "Why was there four matches? Jim should have won since in wrestling, if a person is thrown three times, it's all over, they lose. So what happened?" "Well, Jim would throw ole Andy BUT he'd get right up. Because Andy just wouldn't stay throwed - he wouldn't stay throwed!" Now the first president in history who wouldn't stay throwed was a little baby born in Bethlehem of Judea and that baby grew up, created a tumult and put him in a grave and three days later the world knew he wouldn't stay throwed. [SHORT VIDEO OF TRUMP] CO-CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL LGBT EQUALITY CAUCUS CONGRESSMAN SEAN PATRICK MALONEY (NEW YORK) 17:30:06 >> Good evening, my name is Sean Patrick Maloney. I'm the first openly gay person ever elected to congress from the state of New York. The great state of New York. You know, last week a speaker at the Republican convention called equality a quote distraction. 17:30:34 Who cares he asked. Well, I care. My husband Randy and our 3 children care. These lgbt leaders standing with me throughout this hall and the country care. The authors of our nation's declaration of independence signed right here in Philadelphia they cared. Americans at Seneca Falls, Selma and stonewall they cared. 17:31:04 And Hillary Clinton cares too. You know I want to tell you a story, on June 26th 2015 I was walking to work past the supreme A crowd was gathered, awaiting the Court's historic marriage decision. 17:31:22 The news hit like a thunderclap. A lot of us wept. Then, spontaneously, hundreds joined together to sing our national anthem. I called Randy. I could barely speak. You see, Randy and I have been together for 24 years, 23 of those years we've been raising children. Yes our family is a little bit different, but we read bedtime stories the same, we tie shoes, and check homework the same. We dream and comfort the same. But until that day, we weren't the same, not really, not in the eyes of the law. So, as I listened to our national anthem, I realized that our family, our love was no longer less than. We were now equal. 17:32:36 You know. it's a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you. When your basic rights and your very family are on the line, it matters what happens in those beautiful buildings with marble columns. It matters who's leading our country. It matters if they care. 17:33:01 America, we have a choice. Donald Trump doesn't care about some families. He's against marriage equality. He wants to go back. When I first met Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire 24 years ago, I was a nobody. I was a nobody. I was some gay kid sleeping on a couch. I was scared to death that who I was wasn't going to be okay, it would mean that I would not be able to be who I was and that no one would ever care about me. And here was this woman, this incredible woman who was about to become our First Lady. And she cared. Over the last 24 years she has kept on caring about me, my husband, and our kids. She has seen us, really seen us. And I've seen the way my kids look at her, knowing that she cares about our family, that she cares about your family. That she cares about all families. And that's why we must care about this election 17:34:05 Now, I want to introduce Sarah McBride. Sarah McBride is a courageous young leader,and she is right now the first trans person ever to address a national convention. Sarah-- it's about time. Sarah it is an honor to make history with you, because we are Stronger Together. LGBT RIGHTS ACTIVIST SARAH MCBRIDE FIRST TRANSGENDER SPEAKER AT A CONVENTION. 17:35:03 Thank you so much congressman. My name is Sarah McBride, and I am a proud transgender American. Four years ago, I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time, I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity were mutually exclusive. 17:35:49 Since then though, I have seen that change is possible. I witnessed history while interning in the White House and helping my home state of Delaware pass protections for transgender people. Today, I see this change in the work of the LGBT Caucus and in my own job at the Human Rights Campaign. 17:36:18 But despite our progress, so much work remains. Will we be a nation where there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live? Or, will we be a nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally; a nation that's Stronger Together? That's the question in this election. 17:36:47 For me, this struggle for equality became all the more urgent when I learned that my future husband, Andrew, was battling cancer. I met Andy, who was a transgender man, fighting for equality and we fell in love. And even in the face of his terminal illness - this 28 year-old - he never wavered in his commitment to our cause and his belief that this country can change. We married in 2014, and just five days after our wedding, he passed away. 17:37:30 Knowing Andy left me profoundly changed. But more than anything else, his passing taught me that every day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest. Hillary Clinton understands the urgency of our fight. She'll work with us to pass the Equality Act, to combat violence against transgender women of color, and to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. 17:38:13 Today in America, LGBTQ people are still targeted by hate that lives in both laws and in hearts. Many still struggle just to get by. But I believe that tomorrow can be different. Tomorrow, we can be respected and protected - especially if Hillary Clinton is our president. And that's why I'm proud to stand here and say that I'm with Her. Thank you all very much. CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOLORES HUERTA 17:39:32 Donald Trump. (Speaking Spanish) Like Hillary Clinton, I have spent my whole life fighting for human rights for women, for workers, for immigrants, for every person that does not have a voice. And with Donald Trump on the ballot, hey, we could not be quiet. He insults Latinos, like as if we were second-class citizens. Like we are newcomers to this country. 17:40:30 Hey, I've got news for Donald Trump okay? Because we have been here all along. We helped build this country and we are still continuing to build this country. My great grandfather, Marshall St. John, he was in the civil war on the union side. My father Juan Fernandez was a farm worker, an accountant and assemblyman, a U.S. Veteran like Cesar Chavez. And my son continues that tradition because he is running for the U.S. Congress from bakersfield, California. 17:41:30 Now, listen to this. 800,000 Latinos turn 18 years old every single year. And their contributions to social security and medicare, they are going to ensure that our seniors have that safety net. So,we are not a footnote in American history. We are actually helping write this history, okay? And we are going to take our Latino power and we are going to use it in November. Because our votes are going to increase paychecks. Our votes will get immigration reform. Our votes will secure reproductive rights for women. But, we have to be active Democrats. Because, every Democrat needs to be an activist. Okay? 17:42:39 We have to use every single minute to have it be an organizing moment. We have to use every single moment to make sure to get the voters ready so that they can vote, so we can educate them, so we can knock on the doors and hey, we got to make sure everybody gets involved in this election. And please, remind everybody election day is the most important day of our life. Remember this, I have know hillary clinton for 25 years and I have worked with her and this si why I trust her. During my lifetime, Hillary and the democratic party they have always stood with us the Latino community. 17:43:43 With an experienced and a visionary leader like Hillary, we've got to put her in the driver's seat and with her co pilot, TIm Kaine, you know what, they will drive us on that journey for justice and equality. But you know, she can't do it alone. We have got to be the energy, we have got to be the wheels and she can't go forward without us. And Donald Trump, you need to get out of the way. And if he doesn't, we need to take him out of the way. 17:44:33 So we will show Donald Trump and his republican friends who's got the power. I"m going to ask you--who's got the power? And I want you to say voting power. What kind of power? [crowd says voting power] Okay so let's use that voting power in November. Can we do it? What do we say? Let's all say si se puede, si se puede, si se puede, si se puede. Thank you very much. Muchas Gracias. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOYCE BEATTY (OHIO) 17:45:44 Good evening, fellow Democrats! I'm thrilled to see so many people from the great state of Ohio here tonight. It is an honor to be here on this historic evening, when we move one step closer to electing the 45th President of these United States of America. Yes, united not divided. I emphasize "united" because - like Hillary Clinton - I know that we are Stronger Together. This election to me is about choosing between two fundamentally different visions of America, and I believe the choice is crystal clear. 17:46:45 Hillary Clinton is by far the most experienced, qualified, and skilled candidate. She cares deeply about each and every American: no matter what you look like, where you are from, or who you love. But Donald Trump, on the other hand, is the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate we've seen in modern times - looking to wind back the clock on all the progress we have made as a nation together. He has built a career on intimidation, discrimination, and bullying - at the expense of and on the backs of small businesses and hardworking families. 17:47:48 In contrast, Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire career to lifting up hardworking families, women, and small businesses. I want you and all Americans to know the Hillary Clinton that I know. The Hillary who sits with me and talks about her grandchildren, Charlotte and Aidan, and my grandchildren, Leah and Spencer. The Hillary who sees unlimited potential in every child. The Hillary who fights for civil rights and freedom for all. 17:48:37 The Hillary who will fight for the hope of a brighter future, a more inclusive America, and greater global peace and cooperation. Americans want a Commander-in-Chief, not a Divider-in-Chief. I know which one I choose, and that is the future 45th President of the United States of America, my good friend, Hillary Clinton! I'm with her, because she's with us. I am Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and I approve this message. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America. Love you Ohio. MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON 17:53:32 I'm here tonight, in part, because my home state of Minnesota has been hit hard by tragedy. And we're not alone. Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota should tell us that we need a wise, compassionate, and strong leader for all Americans. When I was elected to the United States Senate 16 years ago, I was seated next to the new Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton. For the next six years, I saw - up close and in person - precisely the kind of leader this country needs right now. In the Senate, Hillary was a trusted partner on both sides of the aisle. She listened to people explain their problems, not just from New York but throughout our entire country. She championed their causes, because she shared the belief of Minnesota's great Senator Paul Wellstone that we all do better when we all do better. 17:54:30 Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving the needs of others. Donald Trump, on the other hand - well, Donald Trump has dedicated his life to serving himself. He's driven small businesses into the ground by refusing to pay his bills. He's played his shareholders for suckers and ripped off hard-working, responsible Americans. At every turn in his life, he has stepped on others just to climb a little higher himself. And now he wants to step over all of us. 17:55:06 But Democrats - we're going to send him a message, aren't we? My old partner in the Senate, Hillary Clinton, will make sure of that. She has been traveling all over this country, listening and learning and offering real solutions to the problems Americans face: a 100-days jobs plan that includes the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, a plan to make debt-free college available to everyone, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and giving every four-year-old a chance to go to high-quality preschool. 17:55:39 Hillary Clinton will also bring her lifelong fight for universal healthcare - including the choice of a public option - to the White House. Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, we've made a lot of progress getting people covered. But for too many families, out-of-pocket costs are still too high. Prescription drugs are still too expensive. It's time we decided once and for all that the purpose of health insurance is to give Americans the health care they need at prices they can afford, not to pad the profits of corporate America. If they won't do it, we will, and Hillary Clinton will lead the charge. 17:56:23 America needs a president who will pull us together and move us ahead, a president who knows we are "Stronger Together." This president is Hillary Clinton. The choice could not be clearer. The choice could not be more important. And that's why I am so proud to stand with all of you and to support Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI 17:57:06 Good evening. Buenas noches. It's great to be here from Los Angeles, Los Angeles is a city with such a huge, thriving Latino population that we expect Donald Trump to build a wall around us. I'm a proud American and as I travel around this country, from the Midwest, where my wife is from, to the South, where I became a Navy officer, to towns across the Southwest I visited during this campaign, I heard Americans anxious about their future. And after last week's convention in Cleveland, I can understand why. There, instead of ideas, it was insults. Instead of policy, it was polarization. Instead of hope, it was hatred. 17:57:54 As a mayor, I'm here to tell you: America's cities don't have time for theatrics. America's cities have urgent problems to solve. That's why local leaders across America support Hillary Clinton, and that's why we understands she will help us do the work, the urgent work of America. In Los Angeles, we looked at America's crumbling infrastructure and we are fixing it - putting more than 500,000 people and $50 billion to work rebuilding and repairing our roads, our port, our airport, and our infrastructure. 17:58:35 In Los Angeles, we saw too many Americans living in poverty, so we became the biggest city in America to raise the minimum wage to $15, inspiring other cities and states to follow. In Los Angeles, we saw too many lives lost to gun violence, so we banned high-capacity magazines and we are taking illegal guns off our streets. In Los Angeles, we saw too many high school dropouts and too many graduates in debt, so we are making community college free. We didn't do any of this by finding a common enemy. We found a common purpose. America doesn't need a political pyromaniac for president. 17:59:27 Donald Trump has no vision for our country and no genuine answer to our challenges. His voice is loud, his language is coarse, and his politics has a darkness that would not only stop, but reverse the march of progress towards the greater, more prosperous, more equal America we can and we must become. 17:59:51 Elect Donald Trump and get empty promises and no plan for our country. Elect Hillary Clinton and get the biggest investment in infrastructure since World War II. Elect Hillary Clinton and raise the minimum wage across the country. Elect Hillary Clinton and reduce gun violence on our streets. Elect Hillary Clinton and make debt free college available to everybody. 18:00:18 We've done it in L.A.; we've done it as Democrats, local leaders across America's cities; now let's do it for our entire country. You see, that's Hillary Clinton's vision - a united America working together. And it's that vision that makes it possible for me to be here with you tonight. I'm just your average Mexican-American Jewish Italian, but my ancestors, my forebears faced with war and persecution, they crossed oceans and rivers to come to this improbable, miraculous democracy. 18:00:56 My grandfather, Salvador, as a baby was carried over the borders in his mother's arms (speaks spanish, mi bisabuela), during the Mexican revolution. My other grandfather, Harry, was the son of Russian Jews fleeing persecution. They and their wives, Juanita and Julia, a meatpacker and public school teacher, made their lives here. 18:01:19 And after Pearl Harbor, one of my grandfathers answered his nation's call and manufactured uniforms for GIs. The other put that uniform on, fought for the only country he knew, crossed an ocean never knowing if he'd come home and he earned his citizenship as a result. Well today, their grandson is the mayor of the largest city in the largest state in this union, humbled to be standing before you tonight. America works best when every strand is woven into our national fabric. Some of us make the uniforms. Some of us wear the uniforms. But each of us has a role. 18:02:00 And that is the great work that lies ahead, to build a nation that is stronger than the one we inherited. When we mock immigrants and the disabled, when we mock indians and women, we mock our own history. This is a nation where Navajo code talkers, and women on assembly lines, and Japanese-American GIs whose families were in internment camps, won a war led by a president who couldn't walk. That is our America and that is the great work that Hillary Clinton will lead us in as the next President of the United States. 18:02:32 Hermanos y hermanas, juntos somos más fuertes. We are Stronger Together. Thank you. U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE KATIE MCGINTY (PENNSYLVANIA) 18:03:11 Hello, and thank you for joining us in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love! I am running for United States Senate here in Pennsylvania, and I know that, during these last few days, you've seen that Pennsylvania is great,and it is great, for the same reasons America is great: hard work, timeless values, and the belief that we each must look out for each other. 18:03:50 I was raised here in Philadelphia, the ninth of 10 kids in a big, loud Irish family. My grandparents were Irish immigrants; now, my parents, they didn't have college degrees. Dad walked the beat as a police officer. And mom, well, she worked as a restaurant hostess. But when we were growing up, none of that mattered. You see, we learned to love our God and our country. We learned that success is not a product of pedigree - no, if you want to succeed, you just have to give it your all, every day, and then we willing to give back. 18:04:44 For my brothers and sisters and me, that was the deal. But for so many families today, that deal is off the table. Why? Because, today, middle-class families aren't making a dime in real terms more than they were two decades ago - but we know, costs have being going through the roof. 18:05:14 Here are the facts: We have the most productive economy in the world, but the benefits of that productivity all go to the top. Top executives used to make 30 times the average guy or gal. Now it's over 300 times. That's wrong for our families and that is wrong for America. The truth is that fear and anxiety do reach far and wide across this great country. Hard-working people are feeling anxious and insecure. But we have a choice. Our choice is how do we respond. And it's this choice that is on the ballot in November. 18:06:14 Now, we could respond with more scapegoating and fear mongering. That's the tack of Donald Trump and my opponent Pat Toomey. Blame the Mexicans. Blame the Muslims. Blame the government. Build a wall. For goodness sakes, the Donald even blamed the pope! My dear mother, God rest her soul, would be turning over in her grave on that one! And you know what these guys also say: "Hand it over to Wall Street." Pat Toomey made his millions on Wall Street. And he's still trying to sell us the same old trickle-down, we're not buying it. We know that trickle down only benefits those who are already at the top. Trust the stock market with your hard-earned Social Security, Pat Toomey says. Trust the wheelers and dealers with your savings, and you will be living large. But you know what? We've seen this bad movie, and all of its sequels many times before. And the ending is always the same: Things work out for the big shots, and everyone else, the average Joe, the average Jane, everyone else gets stiffed with the bill! 18:07:44 Now, we also have a different choice. We can work together. We can expand opportunity. We can respect every single person in this country. We can build on the strength of our diversity, and the diversity of our strengths. You know, my brothers are heavy equipment operators, a printer, an X-ray certified welder. And we know a great country doesn't just buy and consume stuff. A great country makes and builds stuff. And so as Democrats, we can - and we must - and we will work for good schools, and affordable college, and job-training that enables our families and our neighbors to make and build the economy of tomorrow. 18:08:49 This is the American way: Work hard, get ahead. This is what I will fight for in the United States Senate - and this is what Hillary Clinton will fight for and deliver for us in the White House. Thank you and God bless America! U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TAMMY DUCKWORTH (ILLINOIS) 18:09:48 Twelve years ago, I was copiloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq. A rocket-propelled grenade ripped through our cockpit, and I'm only here tonight because of the miracles that followed. Some I can explain, like the bravery of my crew, determined not to leave me behind. Some I can't, like the shrapnel from the explosion passing through the spinning rotor blades without destroying them, allowing us to land. 18:10:25 What I do know is that I started that day doing what I loved. I ended it knocked down. Surviving only because my buddies refused to leave me and wouldn't stop, even as they struggled to carry my body, with its missing limbs. Eleven days later, I woke up with a debt I can never repay. And I still wake up every morning trying to be worthy of them and their struggle, of this miraculous second chance. 18:11:06 My family and I had been knocked down before. My dad, a proud Marine, lost his job in his fifties. For a little time, my Dad did odd jobs; my Mom took in sewing; I got a minimum-wage job. We relied on food stamps to help us get by. The summer before I started college, my parents walked everywhere instead of taking the bus. Once a week, they would hand over that saved up bus money, $10, to the university housing office, a deposit so I could move into the dorms in the fall. 18:11:44 Thanks to Pell Grants, work study, affordable student loans, and lots of waitressing, I fulfilled my dream of college. I worked hard, but I had a lot of help from my community and my country. And my story is not unique.It's a story about why this is the greatest nation on earth, a nation that so many are willing to die defending. A nation that says if you keep working hard, we won't abandon you. 18:12:23 Of course, in Donald Trump's America, if you get knocked down, you stay down. By the way, Donald Trump, I didn't put my life on the line to defend our democracy so you could invite Russia to interfere in it. You are not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. My fellow Americans: We can choose a different path. Ten years after my helicopter was shot down, almost to the day, I got my most important job: I became a mom. We named our little girl after Abigail Adams, who urged her husband to "remember the ladies" as he and his colleagues first declared our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - just a few miles from this very spot. 18:13:22 My Abigail already knows that women can fly helicopters in combat. And in 102 days, when we elect Hillary, my daughter's first memories of a President will be of a woman. Democrats, democrats, tonight, let's go forward with confidence and pride in who we are and what we believe. We're Democrats because we stand up for the most vulnerable among us. We embrace the notion that lifting one another up doesn't cost nearly as much as leaving other Americans behind. We stand up for immigrants and people with disabilities. And we defend-- and we defend the basic values that have made, and will keep, America the greatest country in the world. 18:14:20 May God bless each and every one of you. May God bless our troops. And always, may God bless the United States of America. [VIDEO] CAROLE KING SINGING "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND" 18:19:28 Hello Idaho! 18:19:40 [song starts] 18:24:06 [VIDEO] U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES CLYBURN (SOUTH CAROLINA) 18:25:32 Thank you thank you very very much. My Fellow Democrats, and hello, South Carolina! As the father of three daughters and grandfather of two adorable granddaughters, I am proud to stand before you as we prepare to offer the American people an opportunity to smash through the ultimate glass ceiling in our nation by nominating for President of the United States a person who is more qualified - by education and training, experience and temperament - than anyone who has ever offered for the job. And when it comes to current occupants, it ain't even close. 18:26:27 The changes we seek for our great country will not come easy. To achieve a stronger and better America, we need a leader who is willing and able to fight for the dreams of all Americans. If there's one thing I know about Hillary Clinton it is this: She is a fighter. And she fights with her head and her heart. 18:27:02 In my home state of South Carolina, we often say, "you can best tell what a person will do by looking at what he or she has done." When she graduated from law school, Hillary Clinton came to South Carolina to help reform our juvenile justice system and traveled across the region to make the 1965 Voting Rights Act real in the lives of all Americans. In Arkansas, she fought to reform education. As First Lady, she fought for universal health care and succeeded in helping secure the Children's Health Insurance Program that provides healthcare for millions of children and laid the groundwork for the Affordable Care Act. 18:28:04 As a Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton always worked to advance our nation's "pursuit of a more perfect union." Hillary Clinton knows that we must take effective action on the issue of income inequality. She has embraced the Congressional Black Caucus's 10-20-30 plan to target federal resources into areas of persistent poverty. Hillary Clinton's first policy speech in this campaign was on criminal justice reform. She will work to get rid of mandatory minimums, and mass incarcerations, and private for-profit prisons. 18:28:58 Hillary Clinton does not (?) getting outside of her comfort zone. She knows that we are stronger as a nation when we work together. She embodies our nation's motto, E Pluribus Unum, out of many one. John F. Kennedy challenged us to reach for the moon, and we did. Lyndon Baines Johnson courageously tackled poverty and inequality in America; and his achievements continue to lift our communities and sustain our citizens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed us to the mountaintop, and although we are not there yet, we are still climbing. And with President Hillary Clinton, America will rise even further. 18:30:01 ?My standing before you tonight is a testament to the strength of our party, the goodness of our people, and the greatness of our nation. Our nation is strong, but we can be stronger. Americans are good, but we can be better. America is great, but it can be greater. 18:30:34 ? My fellow Democrats, America's brightest days are yet to come. We have bigger and better things to achieve. But achieving bigger and better things requires working together and working harder. Let's emerge from Philadelphia working together to make our nation stronger, Americans better, and America greater by electing Hillary Clinton the next President of these United States. God bless each and every one of you and God bless these United States of America. Thank you. 18:31:30 [VIDEO] U.S. SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI AND THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF THE SENATE 18:35:36 >> In 1987, in 1987 I was the first. [Cheering and applause] In 1987, I was the first democratic woman elected to the senate in her own right. [Cheering and applause] Yes, the history of women in the senate is that short. It's about 4'11". Thought I was the first, I didn't want to be the only. I get one candle, but I wanted more women so we could light a torch and lighten the load on all of you. 18:36:30 As our ranks have grown, I have had the privilege of mentoring so many talented women. And you know what, in 2000 I got a call from one of them. She was considering the senate run, but she had one question. She said to me senator barb, can a senator really get things done? I told her a lot and boy did she prove me right. As a senator she championed the economic security of American families. When Republicans tried to turn social security over to the big banks, she helped to give her a (?). When the supreme court told Billy Ledbetter no way on equal pay... She pushed for the lily ledbetter fair pay act to guarantee equal pay for equal work. I finished that job and the fair pay act was the first bill Barack Obama signed into law. Her name was Hillary Clinton and she's going to be our next president. [Cheering and applause] 18:37:38 But you know what? She needs help across the generations, so I just have one question: Are you with us? [Cheering and applause] Families of America, it's time to suit up. Women, put your lipstick on. Men, polish those shoes. Our shoulders are square. We are are ready to fight to put Hillary in the White House because we know she'll carry the torch for all of us. [Cheering and applause] SEN. PATTY MURRAY OF WA 18:38:18 Year after year in the senate, we have faced ridiculous antics from Republicans determined to roll back health care options for women. But with Hillary Clinton they never stood a chance. When the Bush administration tried to block women's access to plan B contraception, Hillary was by my side and ready to fight. [Cheering and applause] 18:38:48 Our demand was simple: Base decisions about women's health on science, not political ideology. Together we stood up to an administration ruled by special interests and the extreme right. We refused to back down until the FDA did their job and put science and women first. Now, women across America are free to choose safe, emergency contraception. That's Hillary, a leader who knows how to stand her ground, fight for what is right and move our country forward. [Cheering and applause] SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN 18:39:44 In 1995, I was there. I saw Hillary speak at the united nations fourth world conference on women in beijing. It was a tense time. There was a great deal of anticipation around the first lady's remarks, whether she would speak, what would she say? I watched with a crowd of women as she named one after another injustices suffered by women around the world, she was calm and determined and absolutely fearless as she declared that women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. As a woman and as an American I was filled with pride. That's Hillary. In beijing she broke the silence and this November she will break the glass ceiling once and for all. SEN. MARIA CANTWELL OF WA 18:40:55 As a former business woman I can tell you how important family and medical leave is for twenty-first century jobs. Hillary fought for that. She fought for a higher minimum wage. She knows we build our economy from the middle out. She supports new apprentice job training programs for laid off workers and she wants to make sure that we help everyone. I watched her grow a seattle-based organization, moms rising, fighting for economic security and now it's a million people and mom's rising and Hillary are fighting for paid family leave. [Cheering and applause] 18:41:43 Hillary's opponent might have built buildings and casinos, but Hillary is building the foundation of an economy that works for everyone and that's real change. [Cheering and applause] SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MN 18:41:58 Minnesota steelworkers have a group of workers called the women of steel. The senators up here are women of steel and Hillary Clinton is a woman of steel. Here's my Hillary story. After that devastating earthquake hit Haiti, somewhere in the rubble were dozens of orphans set to be adopted by families in my state. Distraught Minnesota moms were on the ground looking for their babies. When they called me I called the only person I knew would help secretary of state Hillary Clinton. She did not pawn it off, she went to work, she got those babies home. That's hillary. The friend who takes the call, the mom who gets it done right. Those kids may never know she changed their lives forever, but she did. That's a leader and that's our next president. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MO 18:43:15 We all know that Hillary--[applause]--We all know that Hillary is the most knowledgeable most experienced most capable leader to run for president, maybe ever. But here's something you may not know, earlier this year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer hillary called me to check in. not once, not twice, but several times. Here she was in the middle of an intense campaign and she was asking me questions about my treatment. She wanted to know how they were going and she told me to keep up the fight. Her words gave me strength during one of the toughest tests of my life. 18:44:16 And let me tell you she didn't do it because I was a senator, there are thousands of people across this country who could tell the exact same story I am telling you tonight. She has the intelligence, she has the work ethic, but most importantly she has the heart to lead this country. 4SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN OF NH 18:44:46 As all of us here know, our policies abroad have real consequences at home. For 15 years a printing manufacturer in my state of New Hampshire struggled with a foreign trade dispute. The cost to the company were so high hundreds of jobs were threatened, at Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for secretary of state I brought the issue to her attention. And she promised to look into it. Well, within just 90 days the issue was resolved. Here Hillary was a newly minted secretary of state, having to get up to speed on every major issue across the globe and yet she kept her word and she took the time to help out one struggling new hampshire company, but that's hillary, when you need a champion, there is no one better to have in your corner. SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND OF NY 18:45:59 Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton has been a mentor to me throughout my whole career. But long before our first conversation Hillary spoke to me. In fact she was speaking to a room full of women, members of a democratic organization I had just joined but standing in the back of that crowded room I felt like she was talking directly to me. And she said decisions are being made everyday in Washington and if you are not part of those decisions and you don't like what they decide, you have no one to blame but yourself. 18:46:40 Hillary believes that to her core! It's why after nearly 4 decades of public service she is still fighting to make a difference and it's why I'm proud to fight for her. SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN OF WI 18:47:03 When I was 9, I was hospitalized for three months with a serious illness. My grandparents raised me and their family health plan didn't cover grandchildren. They had to pay my medical bills out of pocket. Then I was considered a child with a preexisting condition and they couldn't find me coverage at any price. I entered public service to fight for healthcare coverage for all. Especially children and young adults. Hillary Clinton has led that fight for decades. With the help of her relentless advocacy 8 million children are insured and their families more secure. When I got to congress I continued Hillary's work to ensure that our most vulnerable children have the care they need. That's Hillary. As president she will fight for healthier families and a fair shot for all. SEN. MAZIE HIRONO OF HAWAII 18:48:15 I am an immigrant. My mother brought me to America for a better future. Growing up, I understood that a better future doesn't just happen. As Americans, we have work for the changes we seek. college, appalled by the Vietnam War, I became an activist. When I met Hillary Clinton, I found a kindred spirit. Hillary is a policymaker with an activist's heart. She knows that the most effective way to make change is to claim a seat at the table. But no matter how high she's climbed, she's never forgotten who she's fighting for. Children. Working families. Immigrants. Small businesses. That's Hillary. Wherever people are getting a raw deal, she is with them, fighting to make it right. That's why I'm with Her. SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN OF MA 18:49:37 I believe it's important to fight back when powerful people try to rig the system. Guys like Donald Trump will do anything to help the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful, and Trump is willing to step on anyone who gets in his way. Hillary Clinton knows how to fight back against dangerous, loud-mouthed bullies. For 25 years, she's been on the receiving end of one attack after another. But she doesn't back down. She doesn't whine. She doesn't run to Twitter to give people ugly nicknames. And she sure as heck doesn't quit. Hillary just keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most. That's Hillary. She's battle-tested, and she's the fighter working families need in the White House. SEN. BARBARA BOXER OF CA 18:50:41 When Hillary Clinton made history-- when hillary clinton made history and joined us in the United Senate, she was not seeking the spotlight. We served together on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and, let me tell you, she was a workhorse. Humble, steady, ready to learn. Then, just eight months later, she was thrust into the middle of the WORST attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In the dark dark days that followed 9/11, I saw Hillary's true character. She consoled a grieving population. She sprung into action, securing benefits for the families of the fallen and getting the funding New York needed to rebuild. 18:51:48 When Ground Zero responders became sick, she demanded answers from the Bush Administration. I saw her do it. She fought to make sure that they got the healthcare they need. And, and when the cameras were off, she never stopped working and she never stopped fighting, and that's why members on both sides of the aisle praised her for her dignity, her resolve, and her effectiveness. 18:52:23 That's Hillary. In crisis or in calm, whether we need a hand or a real heart-to-heart, we can always count on her to come through. As our Dean, Senator Mikulski, likes to say, this election is not about gender, it's about an a-genda, one that includes every single American. And we, the Democratic women of the Senate, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Hillary, resolved and ready to make her the next President of the United States of America! ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WATCH PARTIES 18:54:58 MARLON MARSHALL: What's going on Philadelphia. Who's excited to hear tonight from the next president of the united states hillary clinton? Engage with purpose, organize with heart, win everyday. That's the motto of our organizing program on the hillary clinton campaign. I'm an organizer at heart, I organize everyday on behalf of my mother. Hi mom. For 35 years she taught 4th and 5th grade at an under resourced school at my hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri. 18:55;30 She used her own money to buy pencils paper and other items because she believed all kids deserved education regardless of the zip code they lived in. Like my mother hillary clinton has fought for kids for over 30 years. Hillary also believes in organizing because she knows we are stronger together. That's why on July 18th, we announced the campaign wide push to register and commit 3 million people to vote during the campaign. Three million stronger is about taking action in our communities, bringing many voters into this process, including the voices of young voters and organizing in all 50 states across the country for democrats up and down the ticket. 18:56:24 In fact tonight we have some great organizing happening around the country that we want to show you firsthand right here in convention hall. First we're going to take you to denver colorado--hosting our watch party in denver colorado tonight is reverend lucia guzman the minority leader of the colorado state senate. 18:56:56 GUZMAN ON SATELLITE FEED: Vote vote for hillary clinton. Hola hola hola hola--we stand with hillary because she wants what we want and because she wants what we want, we know that she will stand for justice peace and equality. Vote vote vote. 18:57:21 Madison, WI Our crew in Madison, Wisconsin is at the famous Old Fashioned bar downtown. Their host is Brendan Cohen, who works with his local College Democrats chapter. 18:58:05 New York, NY We've got people gathered in Midtown Manhattan, our host there is Francesca Hogi, who grew up in the Bronx and was one of our best volunteers during the New York primary. 18:59:00 Richmond, VA Our last group is in Richmond, Virginia, home of the next Vice President of the United States, Tim Kaine. Our host there is 12-year-old Elijah Coles-Brown. 18:59:40 MARLON MARSHALL: That's what's all about right there. After today the folks you just met at these watch parties, and there's hundreds going on across the country, they are gonna go out into their neighborhoods and they are gonna register or commit people to vote and participate in 3 million stronger. You can too. And like a true organizer I haven't asked: take out your phones right now, you at home all of you in this room, take it out and text win to 467246 again pull out your cell phone and text WIN to 47246. After you are committed or registered to vote then come volunteer in our campaign to help us win. Be like Ellen Mirren (?) , she is from Nevada. Ellen is in her 80s and comes to the office nearly every day to call voters. She said like president Clinton did this week that she has more yesterdays than tomorrows, and that's why she is working so hard. If Ellen can do it all of you in this room and all of you at home can do it too. So let's stand together, let's stand with Ellen and let's win this upcoming november and elect Hillary clinton the next president of the united states. Thank you.
DNC CONVENTION DAY 4 NET REQUEST FEED 5PM / HD
NET REQUEST FEED FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CEDRIC RICHMOND (LOUISIANA) 17:01:02 My name is Cedric Richmond. I'm proud to represent Louisiana, the who dat nation in Congress. I'm able to stand here today because my mother was a strong woman, after my father died for a while she had to do the job of both parents. But she didn't do it alone. It required the help of school teachers, baseball coaches, our elders, and especially the church. And it took a strong Democratic party that invested in our communities, that invested in me. Through blood sweat and tears our elders in our party created the environment for me to succeed. 17:01:49 Because of that blood that sweat and those tears, I can sit, eat and live wherever I want. I can vote without answering how many bubbles in a bar of soap. And because of blood sweat and tears, the Obama reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As the poet Robert Frost wrote, the woods are lovely, dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. 17:02:27 WE have made great strides under President Obama, but we still have miles to go. When our kids have better access to guns and drugs than textbooks and computers, we have miles to go before we sleep. When women don't make the same wage as a man, we have miles to go before we sleep. When we can't get Republicans to join us to enact sensible gun reform even after Newtown in Sandy Hook and Dallas and Baton Rouge, we have miles to go before we sleep. When the NRA has neutered an entire Republican Party we have miles to go before we sleep. 17:03:13 We need Hillary Clinton because she doesn't sleep so this fall when you're out there campaigning for Hillary and you start to feel exhausted to the point that you just can't go on do me a favor, make just one more call or knock one more door because we still have miles to go before we sleep. God bless you, god bless louisiana, and god bless the united states of america. COLORADO HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STATE REPRESENTATIVE CRISANTA DURAN 17:04:24 Hello, America! It's an honor to represent Colorado, my family's home for six generations. In Colorado, we share a unique heritage, built on the promise of progress you can only find in the American West. I come from Native Americans and Mexican descendants, French trappers, and Spanish pioneers. I come from ranchers, who continue to harvest the land, and laborers, like my Grandpa Ernest, who worked in the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo for 33 years to provide for his family. 17:05:04 And I come from strong women like my Grandmother Eva, who had to leave school after the 3rd grade to care for her younger siblings. Growing up, my family wasn't rich. In fact, my parents relied on food stamps for a time to get by. But, in America, we don't define our value by our net worth. My parents gave me the name, Crisanta, believing that in an inclusive America, it would not be a wall to my success. They encouraged me to work hard and get an education, believing that, in a fair America, it would carry me anywhere I wanted to go. 17:05:52 And you know what? They were right. Only in America could a shy little girl from Northglenn and Arvada, Colorado grow up to break glass ceilings and serve as the Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives. So, to every shy little girl or boy out there listening, I want to say: No matter who you are, no matter where you're from, or how you got here, you are special. And your potential is as big as America itself. 17:06:41 That's what Hillary Clinton believes. It's why she's spent a lifetime fighting for every child. For a strong social safety net, so no one falls through the cracks. For world-class public schools, so education can be a great equalizer. For a government that respects and protects the rights of all people, so what we look like and who we love has no bearing on our opportunities. We are a country where anything is possible when everyone is included. And I am proof of that. I am proud to fight for a President who not only shares those values, she lives them. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE GWEN MOORE (WISCONSIN) 17:08:11 "Fat pigs." "Dogs." "Disgusting." That's what Donald Trump thinks of women. That's what he sees in our daughters, in our mothers, and in our grandmothers of this country. Is that how he sees our place in America? Well I am here from the great state of Wisconsin - the Badger State. I am here to tell you that I see things very very differently! I am here to tell you that Hillary Clinton sees them differently too. She sees an America with a very different vision and I see an America with a very different vision. 17:09:09 Pigs? Dogs? Disgusting? Too many women know where this toxic language leads. Too many women have experienced sexual violence. And I'm one of them. But we are not victims. We are survivors. We have been bullied, we've been beaten, and we've been berated. We've been told to sit down and to shut up. Well, my voice matters, and I will not shut up. Our voices matter, and we will not shut up. Every day each and everyday women make our communities better and stronger and Hillary Clinton knows that she has been fighting for us each and every day, 17:10:20 She has fought for equal pay and for equal work. She has defended our rights to make our own healthcare decisions. She has battled for us each and every day. She has advocated and oh she's got the battle scars for fighting for family leave and for health care. Hillary Clinton is someone I trust with the presidency of the united states. Because she has stood up every time it has counted for women. I trust her because at each and every opportunity, she has been the voice for the underrepresented and the unprotected.. And as President, she'll keep fighting for all of us! 17:11:21 Now, like Hillary, I'm a grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters. They are my life, they are my love, they are my inspiration. They are what keeps me going and being aspirational about the future. They give me strength. And I know that my vision for them is the same vision that Hillary clinton has for America. 17:11:52 Now Donald Trump has told us to sit down, and to be quiet. Hillary is asking us to stand up. She is asking us to be heard. My fellow Democrats, stand up with Hillary because she has stood up with us. And, why because it's true, together we are Stronger Together. Thank you. God bless our nominee, and God bless America. I love you. [chanting USA USA] TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAUMESH AKBARI 17:13:11 Good evening my fellow Democrats! I am thrilled to join you here in Philadelphia. It's my honor to serve as the youngest member of the Tennessee General Assembly, representing the "Fighting 26" Tennessee House Democratic Caucus. My fellow young people, we have a choice, and it's crystal clear to me! What side of history do we want to be on? Which political leader will we allow to define our generation? Will we raise our voice and demand a leader who will fight for debt-free college education? A leader who will make community college free for all students. 17:14:08 A leader who will help people loaded down with crippling student loan debt, a leader who will push new strategies to help people in our generation. Will you join me and support a leader who understands that the deep racial wounds of our country have not yet healed, but together we can work to be the change we wish to see in the world? 17:14:39 Will you stand with a leader who has defined her life by helping the least among us - from going down to segregated Alabama as a law student, to working with the Children's Defense Fund, to fighting for healthcare for children across this nation, and to stand up and proclaim for women everywhere and proclaiming that "Women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights." 17:15:10 Come on ya'll, she's a bad sister. The stakes are too high, the consequences are too severe. In Cleveland last week, the RNC nominated a man who has defined his campaign on words that divide us and walls that divide us and they approved a party platform that enshrines intolerance. Now listen whether you're a Republican, Democrat, an Independent; whether you're black, white, Latino, or Asian; whether you are gay, straight, or transgender; whether you run a ranch, a farm, a church, or a beauty shop down in Memphis, Tennessee - Secretary Clinton is a fighter for us all. 17:16:09 Y'all these next few months won't be easy. But when has fighting for what's right ever been easy? We are more powerful than we dare think If we are willing to work together. We are stronger together. So stand up y'all! Go back to your cities , go back to your states! To make sure Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is the next President of the United States of America. Thank you all and God Bless. NEVADA STATE SENATOR RUBEN J. KIHUEN 17:17:05 How is it going Democrats? How is it going Nevada? My name is Ruben Kihuen. I am the proud son of a housekeeper and a former farm worker. My family came to America from Mexico when I was 8 years old. My parents knew, if we worked hard, sacrificed and played by the rules, in America we would succeed. For 23 years, my mother has cleaned hotel rooms in Las Vegas, working tirelessly, without complaint, to provide for her family. In America, she got a decent wage, health care, and the protection of a union - Culinary Union 226. [applause] 17:18:19 In America, her youngest son had the opportunity to learn English in public schools, play soccer in public parks, and work his way through an affordable public university. Today, that 8-year-old is standing here as a State Senator and a candidate for United States America, for Congress for the fourth congressional district. That is the beauty of America. That is the American dream. Donald Trump and Republicans tell a different story about immigrant families like mine. To them, we are "rapists" and "criminals." Rapists and criminals. They believe in building walls and pitting Americans against each other. 17:19:17 Donald Trump fears us - worse, he incites that fear in others. He must be terrified of me, a Mexican immigrant running for United State's Congress. The truth Donald Trump doesn't want you to know is this: Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Senor Trump [in spanish: not all of us are criminals, not all of us are rapist, some of us are hardworking who came to this country to work honestly. We are American.] We are all dreamers. We dream of more than just citizenship. 17:20:07 We, like all Americans, dream of a good education, a good-paying job, to own our own car, and our own home, that our kids will breathe clean air and grow up on safe streets. We dream of an economy that works for everyone - with a living wage, affordable health care, a secure retirement and debt-free college. 17:20:39 We dream of our daughters knowing in their heart they too can be President of the United States. Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life fighting for our dreams. Democrats, this our time! Time to reject the fears of Trump, time to take back Congress, time to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the united states of america, and time to make our dreams into reality! Thank you! FORMER PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER 17:21:40 Good evening Democrats. Philadelphia has always been a friendly place for Democrats. But I have to say, that this week, there is a little extra brotherly love and sisterly affection in the air. For 8 years, I was privileged to serve as the mayor of this great American city, Philadelphia. 17:22:14 I'm very proud that my administration and the host committee brought our convention to Philadelphia. I hope you have had a great time. Philadelphia is my town. I grew up here. I built my career and raised my family here. And so it is with tremendous pride that here in a city known for its history, I cast my ballot for our historic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Now I've known Hillary for decades. I've known her as a champion for our cities. I've known her as a change maker for our citizens. And I've known her as a leader whose career has been defined by a simple creed: Gsd. Get stuff done. 17:23:12 As a city mayor, that's what we are expected to do every day. Our neighbors hold us accountable for our problems, whatever they may be. Complicated problems don't have simple solutions. So we need a president whose ideas and attention span is longer than 140 characters. Hillary Clinton is a leader who won't let complexity be the enemy of opportunity. When she sees a problem, she makes an action plan and she gets stuff done. She has a plan. To make an historic investment in jobs. She has a plan to reform our broken criminal justice system. She has a plan to keep us safe from the epidemic of gun violence that is killing so many of our children, especially so many young black men. 17:24:12 Who are precious to our country and its future. What's more, Hillary's plans have details because details matter. Now, Trump says he has some plans. But when you're looking down at America from the top of Trump tower, you can't see the details because there are none. After 8 incredible years of progress under president Barack Obama, we can't afford to hand our country over to a con man who thinks the presidency is an entry-level job on the apprentice. Hillary is the champion our cities need. And she will be the president our citizens and our nation deserve. Hillary Clinton gets stuff done. Thank you. Love you Philly. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE EMANUEL CLEAVER (MISSOURI) 17:25:33 Thank you, thank you. Let me begin by issuing a heartfelt invitation to our Republican friends: If your party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us. I have known Hillary Clinton for more than 25 years. And let me tell you, she's never let me down. And she won't let you down either. In spite of what you heard last week, it is not midnight in America. Midnights can be cold and crippling. And President Obama did not leave us in the cold, and we are certainly not crippling. In reality, the sun has barely risen over the vastness of these United States. It is dawn in America and we are in the process of becoming. 17:26:43 Yes, if you want to say what the Bible says, we are not yet what we shall become. At a time when the citizens of this amazing country are jittery over a multitude of fears and heartaches, we need a leader who will become a trafficker in optimism and a peace peddler. Hillary will build a future we can all be part of and proud of. There's an old story about Andrew Jackson. As a child, he looked like anything but a future general or president. In fact, one of his boyhood friends said Jim Brown who lived in the same area, could throw Andrew to the ground three times out of four in wrestling matches. 17:27:33 Years later, a writer would ask "Why was there four matches? Jim should have won since in wrestling, if a person is thrown three times, it's all over, they lose. So what happened?" "Well, Jim would throw ole Andy BUT he'd get right up. Because Andy just wouldn't stay throwed - he wouldn't stay throwed!" Now the first president in history who wouldn't stay throwed was a little baby born in Bethlehem of Judea and that baby grew up, created a tumult and put him in a grave and three days later the world knew he wouldn't stay throwed. [SHORT VIDEO OF TRUMP] CO-CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL LGBT EQUALITY CAUCUS CONGRESSMAN SEAN PATRICK MALONEY (NEW YORK) 17:30:06 >> Good evening, my name is Sean Patrick Maloney. I'm the first openly gay person ever elected to congress from the state of New York. The great state of New York. You know, last week a speaker at the Republican convention called equality a quote distraction. 17:30:34 Who cares he asked. Well, I care. My husband Randy and our 3 children care. These lgbt leaders standing with me throughout this hall and the country care. The authors of our nation's declaration of independence signed right here in Philadelphia they cared. Americans at Seneca Falls, Selma and stonewall they cared. 17:31:04 And Hillary Clinton cares too. You know I want to tell you a story, on June 26th 2015 I was walking to work past the supreme A crowd was gathered, awaiting the Court's historic marriage decision. 17:31:22 The news hit like a thunderclap. A lot of us wept. Then, spontaneously, hundreds joined together to sing our national anthem. I called Randy. I could barely speak. You see, Randy and I have been together for 24 years, 23 of those years we've been raising children. Yes our family is a little bit different, but we read bedtime stories the same, we tie shoes, and check homework the same. We dream and comfort the same. But until that day, we weren't the same, not really, not in the eyes of the law. So, as I listened to our national anthem, I realized that our family, our love was no longer less than. We were now equal. 17:32:36 You know. it's a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you. When your basic rights and your very family are on the line, it matters what happens in those beautiful buildings with marble columns. It matters who's leading our country. It matters if they care. 17:33:01 America, we have a choice. Donald Trump doesn't care about some families. He's against marriage equality. He wants to go back. When I first met Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire 24 years ago, I was a nobody. I was a nobody. I was some gay kid sleeping on a couch. I was scared to death that who I was wasn't going to be okay, it would mean that I would not be able to be who I was and that no one would ever care about me. And here was this woman, this incredible woman who was about to become our First Lady. And she cared. Over the last 24 years she has kept on caring about me, my husband, and our kids. She has seen us, really seen us. And I've seen the way my kids look at her, knowing that she cares about our family, that she cares about your family. That she cares about all families. And that's why we must care about this election 17:34:05 Now, I want to introduce Sarah McBride. Sarah McBride is a courageous young leader,and she is right now the first trans person ever to address a national convention. Sarah-- it's about time. Sarah it is an honor to make history with you, because we are Stronger Together. LGBT RIGHTS ACTIVIST SARAH MCBRIDE FIRST TRANSGENDER SPEAKER AT A CONVENTION. 17:35:03 Thank you so much congressman. My name is Sarah McBride, and I am a proud transgender American. Four years ago, I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time, I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity were mutually exclusive. 17:35:49 Since then though, I have seen that change is possible. I witnessed history while interning in the White House and helping my home state of Delaware pass protections for transgender people. Today, I see this change in the work of the LGBT Caucus and in my own job at the Human Rights Campaign. 17:36:18 But despite our progress, so much work remains. Will we be a nation where there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live? Or, will we be a nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally; a nation that's Stronger Together? That's the question in this election. 17:36:47 For me, this struggle for equality became all the more urgent when I learned that my future husband, Andrew, was battling cancer. I met Andy, who was a transgender man, fighting for equality and we fell in love. And even in the face of his terminal illness - this 28 year-old - he never wavered in his commitment to our cause and his belief that this country can change. We married in 2014, and just five days after our wedding, he passed away. 17:37:30 Knowing Andy left me profoundly changed. But more than anything else, his passing taught me that every day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest. Hillary Clinton understands the urgency of our fight. She'll work with us to pass the Equality Act, to combat violence against transgender women of color, and to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. 17:38:13 Today in America, LGBTQ people are still targeted by hate that lives in both laws and in hearts. Many still struggle just to get by. But I believe that tomorrow can be different. Tomorrow, we can be respected and protected - especially if Hillary Clinton is our president. And that's why I'm proud to stand here and say that I'm with Her. Thank you all very much. CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOLORES HUERTA 17:39:32 Donald Trump. (Speaking Spanish) Like Hillary Clinton, I have spent my whole life fighting for human rights for women, for workers, for immigrants, for every person that does not have a voice. And with Donald Trump on the ballot, hey, we could not be quiet. He insults Latinos, like as if we were second-class citizens. Like we are newcomers to this country. 17:40:30 Hey, I've got news for Donald Trump okay? Because we have been here all along. We helped build this country and we are still continuing to build this country. My great grandfather, Marshall St. John, he was in the civil war on the union side. My father Juan Fernandez was a farm worker, an accountant and assemblyman, a U.S. Veteran like Cesar Chavez. And my son continues that tradition because he is running for the U.S. Congress from bakersfield, California. 17:41:30 Now, listen to this. 800,000 Latinos turn 18 years old every single year. And their contributions to social security and medicare, they are going to ensure that our seniors have that safety net. So,we are not a footnote in American history. We are actually helping write this history, okay? And we are going to take our Latino power and we are going to use it in November. Because our votes are going to increase paychecks. Our votes will get immigration reform. Our votes will secure reproductive rights for women. But, we have to be active Democrats. Because, every Democrat needs to be an activist. Okay? 17:42:39 We have to use every single minute to have it be an organizing moment. We have to use every single moment to make sure to get the voters ready so that they can vote, so we can educate them, so we can knock on the doors and hey, we got to make sure everybody gets involved in this election. And please, remind everybody election day is the most important day of our life. Remember this, I have know hillary clinton for 25 years and I have worked with her and this si why I trust her. During my lifetime, Hillary and the democratic party they have always stood with us the Latino community. 17:43:43 With an experienced and a visionary leader like Hillary, we've got to put her in the driver's seat and with her co pilot, TIm Kaine, you know what, they will drive us on that journey for justice and equality. But you know, she can't do it alone. We have got to be the energy, we have got to be the wheels and she can't go forward without us. And Donald Trump, you need to get out of the way. And if he doesn't, we need to take him out of the way. 17:44:33 So we will show Donald Trump and his republican friends who's got the power. I"m going to ask you--who's got the power? And I want you to say voting power. What kind of power? [crowd says voting power] Okay so let's use that voting power in November. Can we do it? What do we say? Let's all say si se puede, si se puede, si se puede, si se puede. Thank you very much. Muchas Gracias. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOYCE BEATTY (OHIO) 17:45:44 Good evening, fellow Democrats! I'm thrilled to see so many people from the great state of Ohio here tonight. It is an honor to be here on this historic evening, when we move one step closer to electing the 45th President of these United States of America. Yes, united not divided. I emphasize "united" because - like Hillary Clinton - I know that we are Stronger Together. This election to me is about choosing between two fundamentally different visions of America, and I believe the choice is crystal clear. 17:46:45 Hillary Clinton is by far the most experienced, qualified, and skilled candidate. She cares deeply about each and every American: no matter what you look like, where you are from, or who you love. But Donald Trump, on the other hand, is the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate we've seen in modern times - looking to wind back the clock on all the progress we have made as a nation together. He has built a career on intimidation, discrimination, and bullying - at the expense of and on the backs of small businesses and hardworking families. 17:47:48 In contrast, Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire career to lifting up hardworking families, women, and small businesses. I want you and all Americans to know the Hillary Clinton that I know. The Hillary who sits with me and talks about her grandchildren, Charlotte and Aidan, and my grandchildren, Leah and Spencer. The Hillary who sees unlimited potential in every child. The Hillary who fights for civil rights and freedom for all. 17:48:37 The Hillary who will fight for the hope of a brighter future, a more inclusive America, and greater global peace and cooperation. Americans want a Commander-in-Chief, not a Divider-in-Chief. I know which one I choose, and that is the future 45th President of the United States of America, my good friend, Hillary Clinton! I'm with her, because she's with us. I am Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and I approve this message. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America. Love you Ohio. MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON 17:53:32 I'm here tonight, in part, because my home state of Minnesota has been hit hard by tragedy. And we're not alone. Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota should tell us that we need a wise, compassionate, and strong leader for all Americans. When I was elected to the United States Senate 16 years ago, I was seated next to the new Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton. For the next six years, I saw - up close and in person - precisely the kind of leader this country needs right now. In the Senate, Hillary was a trusted partner on both sides of the aisle. She listened to people explain their problems, not just from New York but throughout our entire country. She championed their causes, because she shared the belief of Minnesota's great Senator Paul Wellstone that we all do better when we all do better. 17:54:30 Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving the needs of others. Donald Trump, on the other hand - well, Donald Trump has dedicated his life to serving himself. He's driven small businesses into the ground by refusing to pay his bills. He's played his shareholders for suckers and ripped off hard-working, responsible Americans. At every turn in his life, he has stepped on others just to climb a little higher himself. And now he wants to step over all of us. 17:55:06 But Democrats - we're going to send him a message, aren't we? My old partner in the Senate, Hillary Clinton, will make sure of that. She has been traveling all over this country, listening and learning and offering real solutions to the problems Americans face: a 100-days jobs plan that includes the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, a plan to make debt-free college available to everyone, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and giving every four-year-old a chance to go to high-quality preschool. 17:55:39 Hillary Clinton will also bring her lifelong fight for universal healthcare - including the choice of a public option - to the White House. Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, we've made a lot of progress getting people covered. But for too many families, out-of-pocket costs are still too high. Prescription drugs are still too expensive. It's time we decided once and for all that the purpose of health insurance is to give Americans the health care they need at prices they can afford, not to pad the profits of corporate America. If they won't do it, we will, and Hillary Clinton will lead the charge. 17:56:23 America needs a president who will pull us together and move us ahead, a president who knows we are "Stronger Together." This president is Hillary Clinton. The choice could not be clearer. The choice could not be more important. And that's why I am so proud to stand with all of you and to support Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI 17:57:06 Good evening. Buenas noches. It's great to be here from Los Angeles, Los Angeles is a city with such a huge, thriving Latino population that we expect Donald Trump to build a wall around us. I'm a proud American and as I travel around this country, from the Midwest, where my wife is from, to the South, where I became a Navy officer, to towns across the Southwest I visited during this campaign, I heard Americans anxious about their future. And after last week's convention in Cleveland, I can understand why. There, instead of ideas, it was insults. Instead of policy, it was polarization. Instead of hope, it was hatred. 17:57:54 As a mayor, I'm here to tell you: America's cities don't have time for theatrics. America's cities have urgent problems to solve. That's why local leaders across America support Hillary Clinton, and that's why we understands she will help us do the work, the urgent work of America. In Los Angeles, we looked at America's crumbling infrastructure and we are fixing it - putting more than 500,000 people and $50 billion to work rebuilding and repairing our roads, our port, our airport, and our infrastructure. 17:58:35 In Los Angeles, we saw too many Americans living in poverty, so we became the biggest city in America to raise the minimum wage to $15, inspiring other cities and states to follow. In Los Angeles, we saw too many lives lost to gun violence, so we banned high-capacity magazines and we are taking illegal guns off our streets. In Los Angeles, we saw too many high school dropouts and too many graduates in debt, so we are making community college free. We didn't do any of this by finding a common enemy. We found a common purpose. America doesn't need a political pyromaniac for president. 17:59:27 Donald Trump has no vision for our country and no genuine answer to our challenges. His voice is loud, his language is coarse, and his politics has a darkness that would not only stop, but reverse the march of progress towards the greater, more prosperous, more equal America we can and we must become. 17:59:51 Elect Donald Trump and get empty promises and no plan for our country. Elect Hillary Clinton and get the biggest investment in infrastructure since World War II. Elect Hillary Clinton and raise the minimum wage across the country. Elect Hillary Clinton and reduce gun violence on our streets. Elect Hillary Clinton and make debt free college available to everybody. 18:00:18 We've done it in L.A.; we've done it as Democrats, local leaders across America's cities; now let's do it for our entire country. You see, that's Hillary Clinton's vision - a united America working together. And it's that vision that makes it possible for me to be here with you tonight. I'm just your average Mexican-American Jewish Italian, but my ancestors, my forebears faced with war and persecution, they crossed oceans and rivers to come to this improbable, miraculous democracy. 18:00:56 My grandfather, Salvador, as a baby was carried over the borders in his mother's arms (speaks spanish, mi bisabuela), during the Mexican revolution. My other grandfather, Harry, was the son of Russian Jews fleeing persecution. They and their wives, Juanita and Julia, a meatpacker and public school teacher, made their lives here. 18:01:19 And after Pearl Harbor, one of my grandfathers answered his nation's call and manufactured uniforms for GIs. The other put that uniform on, fought for the only country he knew, crossed an ocean never knowing if he'd come home and he earned his citizenship as a result. Well today, their grandson is the mayor of the largest city in the largest state in this union, humbled to be standing before you tonight. America works best when every strand is woven into our national fabric. Some of us make the uniforms. Some of us wear the uniforms. But each of us has a role. 18:02:00 And that is the great work that lies ahead, to build a nation that is stronger than the one we inherited. When we mock immigrants and the disabled, when we mock indians and women, we mock our own history. This is a nation where Navajo code talkers, and women on assembly lines, and Japanese-American GIs whose families were in internment camps, won a war led by a president who couldn't walk. That is our America and that is the great work that Hillary Clinton will lead us in as the next President of the United States. 18:02:32 Hermanos y hermanas, juntos somos más fuertes. We are Stronger Together. Thank you. U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE KATIE MCGINTY (PENNSYLVANIA) 18:03:11 Hello, and thank you for joining us in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love! I am running for United States Senate here in Pennsylvania, and I know that, during these last few days, you've seen that Pennsylvania is great,and it is great, for the same reasons America is great: hard work, timeless values, and the belief that we each must look out for each other. 18:03:50 I was raised here in Philadelphia, the ninth of 10 kids in a big, loud Irish family. My grandparents were Irish immigrants; now, my parents, they didn't have college degrees. Dad walked the beat as a police officer. And mom, well, she worked as a restaurant hostess. But when we were growing up, none of that mattered. You see, we learned to love our God and our country. We learned that success is not a product of pedigree - no, if you want to succeed, you just have to give it your all, every day, and then we willing to give back. 18:04:44 For my brothers and sisters and me, that was the deal. But for so many families today, that deal is off the table. Why? Because, today, middle-class families aren't making a dime in real terms more than they were two decades ago - but we know, costs have being going through the roof. 18:05:14 Here are the facts: We have the most productive economy in the world, but the benefits of that productivity all go to the top. Top executives used to make 30 times the average guy or gal. Now it's over 300 times. That's wrong for our families and that is wrong for America. The truth is that fear and anxiety do reach far and wide across this great country. Hard-working people are feeling anxious and insecure. But we have a choice. Our choice is how do we respond. And it's this choice that is on the ballot in November. 18:06:14 Now, we could respond with more scapegoating and fear mongering. That's the tack of Donald Trump and my opponent Pat Toomey. Blame the Mexicans. Blame the Muslims. Blame the government. Build a wall. For goodness sakes, the Donald even blamed the pope! My dear mother, God rest her soul, would be turning over in her grave on that one! And you know what these guys also say: "Hand it over to Wall Street." Pat Toomey made his millions on Wall Street. And he's still trying to sell us the same old trickle-down, we're not buying it. We know that trickle down only benefits those who are already at the top. Trust the stock market with your hard-earned Social Security, Pat Toomey says. Trust the wheelers and dealers with your savings, and you will be living large. But you know what? We've seen this bad movie, and all of its sequels many times before. And the ending is always the same: Things work out for the big shots, and everyone else, the average Joe, the average Jane, everyone else gets stiffed with the bill! 18:07:44 Now, we also have a different choice. We can work together. We can expand opportunity. We can respect every single person in this country. We can build on the strength of our diversity, and the diversity of our strengths. You know, my brothers are heavy equipment operators, a printer, an X-ray certified welder. And we know a great country doesn't just buy and consume stuff. A great country makes and builds stuff. And so as Democrats, we can - and we must - and we will work for good schools, and affordable college, and job-training that enables our families and our neighbors to make and build the economy of tomorrow. 18:08:49 This is the American way: Work hard, get ahead. This is what I will fight for in the United States Senate - and this is what Hillary Clinton will fight for and deliver for us in the White House. Thank you and God bless America! U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TAMMY DUCKWORTH (ILLINOIS) 18:09:48 Twelve years ago, I was copiloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq. A rocket-propelled grenade ripped through our cockpit, and I'm only here tonight because of the miracles that followed. Some I can explain, like the bravery of my crew, determined not to leave me behind. Some I can't, like the shrapnel from the explosion passing through the spinning rotor blades without destroying them, allowing us to land. 18:10:25 What I do know is that I started that day doing what I loved. I ended it knocked down. Surviving only because my buddies refused to leave me and wouldn't stop, even as they struggled to carry my body, with its missing limbs. Eleven days later, I woke up with a debt I can never repay. And I still wake up every morning trying to be worthy of them and their struggle, of this miraculous second chance. 18:11:06 My family and I had been knocked down before. My dad, a proud Marine, lost his job in his fifties. For a little time, my Dad did odd jobs; my Mom took in sewing; I got a minimum-wage job. We relied on food stamps to help us get by. The summer before I started college, my parents walked everywhere instead of taking the bus. Once a week, they would hand over that saved up bus money, $10, to the university housing office, a deposit so I could move into the dorms in the fall. 18:11:44 Thanks to Pell Grants, work study, affordable student loans, and lots of waitressing, I fulfilled my dream of college. I worked hard, but I had a lot of help from my community and my country. And my story is not unique.It's a story about why this is the greatest nation on earth, a nation that so many are willing to die defending. A nation that says if you keep working hard, we won't abandon you. 18:12:23 Of course, in Donald Trump's America, if you get knocked down, you stay down. By the way, Donald Trump, I didn't put my life on the line to defend our democracy so you could invite Russia to interfere in it. You are not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. My fellow Americans: We can choose a different path. Ten years after my helicopter was shot down, almost to the day, I got my most important job: I became a mom. We named our little girl after Abigail Adams, who urged her husband to "remember the ladies" as he and his colleagues first declared our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - just a few miles from this very spot. 18:13:22 My Abigail already knows that women can fly helicopters in combat. And in 102 days, when we elect Hillary, my daughter's first memories of a President will be of a woman. Democrats, democrats, tonight, let's go forward with confidence and pride in who we are and what we believe. We're Democrats because we stand up for the most vulnerable among us. We embrace the notion that lifting one another up doesn't cost nearly as much as leaving other Americans behind. We stand up for immigrants and people with disabilities. And we defend-- and we defend the basic values that have made, and will keep, America the greatest country in the world. 18:14:20 May God bless each and every one of you. May God bless our troops. And always, may God bless the United States of America. [VIDEO] CAROLE KING SINGING "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND" 18:19:28 Hello Idaho! 18:19:40 [song starts] 18:24:06 [VIDEO] U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES CLYBURN (SOUTH CAROLINA) 18:25:32 Thank you thank you very very much. My Fellow Democrats, and hello, South Carolina! As the father of three daughters and grandfather of two adorable granddaughters, I am proud to stand before you as we prepare to offer the American people an opportunity to smash through the ultimate glass ceiling in our nation by nominating for President of the United States a person who is more qualified - by education and training, experience and temperament - than anyone who has ever offered for the job. And when it comes to current occupants, it ain't even close. 18:26:27 The changes we seek for our great country will not come easy. To achieve a stronger and better America, we need a leader who is willing and able to fight for the dreams of all Americans. If there's one thing I know about Hillary Clinton it is this: She is a fighter. And she fights with her head and her heart. 18:27:02 In my home state of South Carolina, we often say, "you can best tell what a person will do by looking at what he or she has done." When she graduated from law school, Hillary Clinton came to South Carolina to help reform our juvenile justice system and traveled across the region to make the 1965 Voting Rights Act real in the lives of all Americans. In Arkansas, she fought to reform education. As First Lady, she fought for universal health care and succeeded in helping secure the Children's Health Insurance Program that provides healthcare for millions of children and laid the groundwork for the Affordable Care Act. 18:28:04 As a Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton always worked to advance our nation's "pursuit of a more perfect union." Hillary Clinton knows that we must take effective action on the issue of income inequality. She has embraced the Congressional Black Caucus's 10-20-30 plan to target federal resources into areas of persistent poverty. Hillary Clinton's first policy speech in this campaign was on criminal justice reform. She will work to get rid of mandatory minimums, and mass incarcerations, and private for-profit prisons. 18:28:58 Hillary Clinton does not (?) getting outside of her comfort zone. She knows that we are stronger as a nation when we work together. She embodies our nation's motto, E Pluribus Unum, out of many one. John F. Kennedy challenged us to reach for the moon, and we did. Lyndon Baines Johnson courageously tackled poverty and inequality in America; and his achievements continue to lift our communities and sustain our citizens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed us to the mountaintop, and although we are not there yet, we are still climbing. And with President Hillary Clinton, America will rise even further. 18:30:01 ?My standing before you tonight is a testament to the strength of our party, the goodness of our people, and the greatness of our nation. Our nation is strong, but we can be stronger. Americans are good, but we can be better. America is great, but it can be greater. 18:30:34 ? My fellow Democrats, America's brightest days are yet to come. We have bigger and better things to achieve. But achieving bigger and better things requires working together and working harder. Let's emerge from Philadelphia working together to make our nation stronger, Americans better, and America greater by electing Hillary Clinton the next President of these United States. God bless each and every one of you and God bless these United States of America. Thank you. 18:31:30 [VIDEO] U.S. SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI AND THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF THE SENATE 18:35:36 >> In 1987, in 1987 I was the first. [Cheering and applause] In 1987, I was the first democratic woman elected to the senate in her own right. [Cheering and applause] Yes, the history of women in the senate is that short. It's about 4'11". Thought I was the first, I didn't want to be the only. I get one candle, but I wanted more women so we could light a torch and lighten the load on all of you. 18:36:30 As our ranks have grown, I have had the privilege of mentoring so many talented women. And you know what, in 2000 I got a call from one of them. She was considering the senate run, but she had one question. She said to me senator barb, can a senator really get things done? I told her a lot and boy did she prove me right. As a senator she championed the economic security of American families. When Republicans tried to turn social security over to the big banks, she helped to give her a (?). When the supreme court told Billy Ledbetter no way on equal pay... She pushed for the lily ledbetter fair pay act to guarantee equal pay for equal work. I finished that job and the fair pay act was the first bill Barack Obama signed into law. Her name was Hillary Clinton and she's going to be our next president. [Cheering and applause] 18:37:38 But you know what? She needs help across the generations, so I just have one question: Are you with us? [Cheering and applause] Families of America, it's time to suit up. Women, put your lipstick on. Men, polish those shoes. Our shoulders are square. We are are ready to fight to put Hillary in the White House because we know she'll carry the torch for all of us. [Cheering and applause] SEN. PATTY MURRAY OF WA 18:38:18 Year after year in the senate, we have faced ridiculous antics from Republicans determined to roll back health care options for women. But with Hillary Clinton they never stood a chance. When the Bush administration tried to block women's access to plan B contraception, Hillary was by my side and ready to fight. [Cheering and applause] 18:38:48 Our demand was simple: Base decisions about women's health on science, not political ideology. Together we stood up to an administration ruled by special interests and the extreme right. We refused to back down until the FDA did their job and put science and women first. Now, women across America are free to choose safe, emergency contraception. That's Hillary, a leader who knows how to stand her ground, fight for what is right and move our country forward. [Cheering and applause] SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN 18:39:44 In 1995, I was there. I saw Hillary speak at the united nations fourth world conference on women in beijing. It was a tense time. There was a great deal of anticipation around the first lady's remarks, whether she would speak, what would she say? I watched with a crowd of women as she named one after another injustices suffered by women around the world, she was calm and determined and absolutely fearless as she declared that women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. As a woman and as an American I was filled with pride. That's Hillary. In beijing she broke the silence and this November she will break the glass ceiling once and for all. SEN. MARIA CANTWELL OF WA 18:40:55 As a former business woman I can tell you how important family and medical leave is for twenty-first century jobs. Hillary fought for that. She fought for a higher minimum wage. She knows we build our economy from the middle out. She supports new apprentice job training programs for laid off workers and she wants to make sure that we help everyone. I watched her grow a seattle-based organization, moms rising, fighting for economic security and now it's a million people and mom's rising and Hillary are fighting for paid family leave. [Cheering and applause] 18:41:43 Hillary's opponent might have built buildings and casinos, but Hillary is building the foundation of an economy that works for everyone and that's real change. [Cheering and applause] SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MN 18:41:58 Minnesota steelworkers have a group of workers called the women of steel. The senators up here are women of steel and Hillary Clinton is a woman of steel. Here's my Hillary story. After that devastating earthquake hit Haiti, somewhere in the rubble were dozens of orphans set to be adopted by families in my state. Distraught Minnesota moms were on the ground looking for their babies. When they called me I called the only person I knew would help secretary of state Hillary Clinton. She did not pawn it off, she went to work, she got those babies home. That's hillary. The friend who takes the call, the mom who gets it done right. Those kids may never know she changed their lives forever, but she did. That's a leader and that's our next president. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MO 18:43:15 We all know that Hillary--[applause]--We all know that Hillary is the most knowledgeable most experienced most capable leader to run for president, maybe ever. But here's something you may not know, earlier this year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer hillary called me to check in. not once, not twice, but several times. Here she was in the middle of an intense campaign and she was asking me questions about my treatment. She wanted to know how they were going and she told me to keep up the fight. Her words gave me strength during one of the toughest tests of my life. 18:44:16 And let me tell you she didn't do it because I was a senator, there are thousands of people across this country who could tell the exact same story I am telling you tonight. She has the intelligence, she has the work ethic, but most importantly she has the heart to lead this country. 4SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN OF NH 18:44:46 As all of us here know, our policies abroad have real consequences at home. For 15 years a printing manufacturer in my state of New Hampshire struggled with a foreign trade dispute. The cost to the company were so high hundreds of jobs were threatened, at Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for secretary of state I brought the issue to her attention. And she promised to look into it. Well, within just 90 days the issue was resolved. Here Hillary was a newly minted secretary of state, having to get up to speed on every major issue across the globe and yet she kept her word and she took the time to help out one struggling new hampshire company, but that's hillary, when you need a champion, there is no one better to have in your corner. SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND OF NY 18:45:59 Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton has been a mentor to me throughout my whole career. But long before our first conversation Hillary spoke to me. In fact she was speaking to a room full of women, members of a democratic organization I had just joined but standing in the back of that crowded room I felt like she was talking directly to me. And she said decisions are being made everyday in Washington and if you are not part of those decisions and you don't like what they decide, you have no one to blame but yourself. 18:46:40 Hillary believes that to her core! It's why after nearly 4 decades of public service she is still fighting to make a difference and it's why I'm proud to fight for her. SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN OF WI 18:47:03 When I was 9, I was hospitalized for three months with a serious illness. My grandparents raised me and their family health plan didn't cover grandchildren. They had to pay my medical bills out of pocket. Then I was considered a child with a preexisting condition and they couldn't find me coverage at any price. I entered public service to fight for healthcare coverage for all. Especially children and young adults. Hillary Clinton has led that fight for decades. With the help of her relentless advocacy 8 million children are insured and their families more secure. When I got to congress I continued Hillary's work to ensure that our most vulnerable children have the care they need. That's Hillary. As president she will fight for healthier families and a fair shot for all. SEN. MAZIE HIRONO OF HAWAII 18:48:15 I am an immigrant. My mother brought me to America for a better future. Growing up, I understood that a better future doesn't just happen. As Americans, we have work for the changes we seek. college, appalled by the Vietnam War, I became an activist. When I met Hillary Clinton, I found a kindred spirit. Hillary is a policymaker with an activist's heart. She knows that the most effective way to make change is to claim a seat at the table. But no matter how high she's climbed, she's never forgotten who she's fighting for. Children. Working families. Immigrants. Small businesses. That's Hillary. Wherever people are getting a raw deal, she is with them, fighting to make it right. That's why I'm with Her. SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN OF MA 18:49:37 I believe it's important to fight back when powerful people try to rig the system. Guys like Donald Trump will do anything to help the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful, and Trump is willing to step on anyone who gets in his way. Hillary Clinton knows how to fight back against dangerous, loud-mouthed bullies. For 25 years, she's been on the receiving end of one attack after another. But she doesn't back down. She doesn't whine. She doesn't run to Twitter to give people ugly nicknames. And she sure as heck doesn't quit. Hillary just keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most. That's Hillary. She's battle-tested, and she's the fighter working families need in the White House. SEN. BARBARA BOXER OF CA 18:50:41 When Hillary Clinton made history-- when hillary clinton made history and joined us in the United Senate, she was not seeking the spotlight. We served together on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and, let me tell you, she was a workhorse. Humble, steady, ready to learn. Then, just eight months later, she was thrust into the middle of the WORST attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In the dark dark days that followed 9/11, I saw Hillary's true character. She consoled a grieving population. She sprung into action, securing benefits for the families of the fallen and getting the funding New York needed to rebuild. 18:51:48 When Ground Zero responders became sick, she demanded answers from the Bush Administration. I saw her do it. She fought to make sure that they got the healthcare they need. And, and when the cameras were off, she never stopped working and she never stopped fighting, and that's why members on both sides of the aisle praised her for her dignity, her resolve, and her effectiveness. 18:52:23 That's Hillary. In crisis or in calm, whether we need a hand or a real heart-to-heart, we can always count on her to come through. As our Dean, Senator Mikulski, likes to say, this election is not about gender, it's about an a-genda, one that includes every single American. And we, the Democratic women of the Senate, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Hillary, resolved and ready to make her the next President of the United States of America! ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WATCH PARTIES 18:54:58 MARLON MARSHALL: What's going on Philadelphia. Who's excited to hear tonight from the next president of the united states hillary clinton? Engage with purpose, organize with heart, win everyday. That's the motto of our organizing program on the hillary clinton campaign. I'm an organizer at heart, I organize everyday on behalf of my mother. Hi mom. For 35 years she taught 4th and 5th grade at an under resourced school at my hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri. 18:55;30 She used her own money to buy pencils paper and other items because she believed all kids deserved education regardless of the zip code they lived in. Like my mother hillary clinton has fought for kids for over 30 years. Hillary also believes in organizing because she knows we are stronger together. That's why on July 18th, we announced the campaign wide push to register and commit 3 million people to vote during the campaign. Three million stronger is about taking action in our communities, bringing many voters into this process, including the voices of young voters and organizing in all 50 states across the country for democrats up and down the ticket. 18:56:24 In fact tonight we have some great organizing happening around the country that we want to show you firsthand right here in convention hall. First we're going to take you to denver colorado--hosting our watch party in denver colorado tonight is reverend lucia guzman the minority leader of the colorado state senate. 18:56:56 GUZMAN ON SATELLITE FEED: Vote vote for hillary clinton. Hola hola hola hola--we stand with hillary because she wants what we want and because she wants what we want, we know that she will stand for justice peace and equality. Vote vote vote. 18:57:21 Madison, WI Our crew in Madison, Wisconsin is at the famous Old Fashioned bar downtown. Their host is Brendan Cohen, who works with his local College Democrats chapter. 18:58:05 New York, NY We've got people gathered in Midtown Manhattan, our host there is Francesca Hogi, who grew up in the Bronx and was one of our best volunteers during the New York primary. 18:59:00 Richmond, VA Our last group is in Richmond, Virginia, home of the next Vice President of the United States, Tim Kaine. Our host there is 12-year-old Elijah Coles-Brown. 18:59:40 MARLON MARSHALL: That's what's all about right there. After today the folks you just met at these watch parties, and there's hundreds going on across the country, they are gonna go out into their neighborhoods and they are gonna register or commit people to vote and participate in 3 million stronger. You can too. And like a true organizer I haven't asked: take out your phones right now, you at home all of you in this room, take it out and text win to 467246 again pull out your cell phone and text WIN to 47246. After you are committed or registered to vote then come volunteer in our campaign to help us win. Be like Ellen Mirren (?) , she is from Nevada. Ellen is in her 80s and comes to the office nearly every day to call voters. She said like president Clinton did this week that she has more yesterdays than tomorrows, and that's why she is working so hard. If Ellen can do it all of you in this room and all of you at home can do it too. So let's stand together, let's stand with Ellen and let's win this upcoming november and elect Hillary clinton the next president of the united states. Thank you.
DNC CONVENTION DAY 4 PODIUM HEAD ON 5PM / HD
HEAD ON PODIUM SHOT FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION AT THE WELLS FARGO CENTER IN PHILADELPHIA / 16:58:07 And long before Donald Trump struggled to read the letters "LGBTQ" off a teleprompter last week, Hillary Clinton stood before the United Nations and boldly declared that gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. 16:58:28 And I want to remind Donald Trump of one more thing. The LGBTQ community is as diverse as the fabric of our nation. We are Muslim. We are Jewish. We are women. We are black, white, and Latino. We are immigrants and we are people with disabilities. And when you attack one of us, you are attacking all of us.And that my friends, is why together, we are all with her. Thank you very much. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE CEDRIC RICHMOND (LOUISIANA) 17:01:02 My name is Cedric Richmond. I'm proud to represent Louisiana, the who dat nation in Congress. I'm able to stand here today because my mother was a strong woman, after my father died for a while she had to do the job of both parents. But she didn't do it alone. It required the help of school teachers, baseball coaches, our elders, and especially the church. And it took a strong Democratic party that invested in our communities, that invested in me. Through blood sweat and tears our elders in our party created the environment for me to succeed. 17:01:49 Because of that blood that sweat and those tears, I can sit, eat and live wherever I want. I can vote without answering how many bubbles in a bar of soap. And because of blood sweat and tears, the Obama reside at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. As the poet Robert Frost wrote, the woods are lovely, dark and deep but I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep. 17:02:27 WE have made great strides under President Obama, but we still have miles to go. When our kids have better access to guns and drugs than textbooks and computers, we have miles to go before we sleep. When women don't make the same wage as a man, we have miles to go before we sleep. When we can't get Republicans to join us to enact sensible gun reform even after Newtown in Sandy Hook and Dallas and Baton Rouge, we have miles to go before we sleep. When the NRA has neutered an entire Republican Party we have miles to go before we sleep. 17:03:13 We need Hillary Clinton because she doesn't sleep so this fall when you're out there campaigning for Hillary and you start to feel exhausted to the point that you just can't go on do me a favor, make just one more call or knock one more door because we still have miles to go before we sleep. God bless you, god bless louisiana, and god bless the united states of america. COLORADO HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER STATE REPRESENTATIVE CRISANTA DURAN 17:04:24 Hello, America! It's an honor to represent Colorado, my family's home for six generations. In Colorado, we share a unique heritage, built on the promise of progress you can only find in the American West. I come from Native Americans and Mexican descendants, French trappers, and Spanish pioneers. I come from ranchers, who continue to harvest the land, and laborers, like my Grandpa Ernest, who worked in the CF&I Steel Mill in Pueblo for 33 years to provide for his family. 17:05:04 And I come from strong women like my Grandmother Eva, who had to leave school after the 3rd grade to care for her younger siblings. Growing up, my family wasn't rich. In fact, my parents relied on food stamps for a time to get by. But, in America, we don't define our value by our net worth. My parents gave me the name, Crisanta, believing that in an inclusive America, it would not be a wall to my success. They encouraged me to work hard and get an education, believing that, in a fair America, it would carry me anywhere I wanted to go. 17:05:52 And you know what? They were right. Only in America could a shy little girl from Northglenn and Arvada, Colorado grow up to break glass ceilings and serve as the Majority Leader of the Colorado House of Representatives. So, to every shy little girl or boy out there listening, I want to say: No matter who you are, no matter where you're from, or how you got here, you are special. And your potential is as big as America itself. 17:06:41 That's what Hillary Clinton believes. It's why she's spent a lifetime fighting for every child. For a strong social safety net, so no one falls through the cracks. For world-class public schools, so education can be a great equalizer. For a government that respects and protects the rights of all people, so what we look like and who we love has no bearing on our opportunities. We are a country where anything is possible when everyone is included. And I am proof of that. I am proud to fight for a President who not only shares those values, she lives them. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE GWEN MOORE (WISCONSIN) 17:08:11 "Fat pigs." "Dogs." "Disgusting." That's what Donald Trump thinks of women. That's what he sees in our daughters, in our mothers, and in our grandmothers of this country. Is that how he sees our place in America? Well I am here from the great state of Wisconsin - the Badger State. I am here to tell you that I see things very very differently! I am here to tell you that Hillary Clinton sees them differently too. She sees an America with a very different vision and I see an America with a very different vision. 17:09:09 Pigs? Dogs? Disgusting? Too many women know where this toxic language leads. Too many women have experienced sexual violence. And I'm one of them. But we are not victims. We are survivors. We have been bullied, we've been beaten, and we've been berated. We've been told to sit down and to shut up. Well, my voice matters, and I will not shut up. Our voices matter, and we will not shut up. Every day each and everyday women make our communities better and stronger and Hillary Clinton knows that she has been fighting for us each and every day, 17:10:20 She has fought for equal pay and for equal work. She has defended our rights to make our own healthcare decisions. She has battled for us each and every day. She has advocated and oh she's got the battle scars for fighting for family leave and for health care. Hillary Clinton is someone I trust with the presidency of the united states. Because she has stood up every time it has counted for women. I trust her because at each and every opportunity, she has been the voice for the underrepresented and the unprotected.. And as President, she'll keep fighting for all of us! 17:11:21 Now, like Hillary, I'm a grandmother of three beautiful granddaughters. They are my life, they are my love, they are my inspiration. They are what keeps me going and being aspirational about the future. They give me strength. And I know that my vision for them is the same vision that Hillary clinton has for America. 17:11:52 Now Donald Trump has told us to sit down, and to be quiet. Hillary is asking us to stand up. She is asking us to be heard. My fellow Democrats, stand up with Hillary because she has stood up with us. And, why because it's true, together we are Stronger Together. Thank you. God bless our nominee, and God bless America. I love you. [chanting USA USA] TENNESSEE STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAUMESH AKBARI 17:13:11 Good evening my fellow Democrats! I am thrilled to join you here in Philadelphia. It's my honor to serve as the youngest member of the Tennessee General Assembly, representing the "Fighting 26" Tennessee House Democratic Caucus. My fellow young people, we have a choice, and it's crystal clear to me! What side of history do we want to be on? Which political leader will we allow to define our generation? Will we raise our voice and demand a leader who will fight for debt-free college education? A leader who will make community college free for all students. 17:14:08 A leader who will help people loaded down with crippling student loan debt, a leader who will push new strategies to help people in our generation. Will you join me and support a leader who understands that the deep racial wounds of our country have not yet healed, but together we can work to be the change we wish to see in the world? 17:14:39 Will you stand with a leader who has defined her life by helping the least among us - from going down to segregated Alabama as a law student, to working with the Children's Defense Fund, to fighting for healthcare for children across this nation, and to stand up and proclaim for women everywhere and proclaiming that "Women's rights are human rights, and human rights are women's rights." 17:15:10 Come on ya'll, she's a bad sister. The stakes are too high, the consequences are too severe. In Cleveland last week, the RNC nominated a man who has defined his campaign on words that divide us and walls that divide us and they approved a party platform that enshrines intolerance. Now listen whether you're a Republican, Democrat, an Independent; whether you're black, white, Latino, or Asian; whether you are gay, straight, or transgender; whether you run a ranch, a farm, a church, or a beauty shop down in Memphis, Tennessee - Secretary Clinton is a fighter for us all. 17:16:09 Y'all these next few months won't be easy. But when has fighting for what's right ever been easy? We are more powerful than we dare think If we are willing to work together. We are stronger together. So stand up y'all! Go back to your cities , go back to your states! To make sure Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton is the next President of the United States of America. Thank you all and God Bless. NEVADA STATE SENATOR RUBEN J. KIHUEN 17:17:05 How is it going Democrats? How is it going Nevada? My name is Ruben Kihuen. I am the proud son of a housekeeper and a former farm worker. My family came to America from Mexico when I was 8 years old. My parents knew, if we worked hard, sacrificed and played by the rules, in America we would succeed. For 23 years, my mother has cleaned hotel rooms in Las Vegas, working tirelessly, without complaint, to provide for her family. In America, she got a decent wage, health care, and the protection of a union - Culinary Union 226. [applause] 17:18:19 In America, her youngest son had the opportunity to learn English in public schools, play soccer in public parks, and work his way through an affordable public university. Today, that 8-year-old is standing here as a State Senator and a candidate for United States America, for Congress for the fourth congressional district. That is the beauty of America. That is the American dream. Donald Trump and Republicans tell a different story about immigrant families like mine. To them, we are "rapists" and "criminals." Rapists and criminals. They believe in building walls and pitting Americans against each other. 17:19:17 Donald Trump fears us - worse, he incites that fear in others. He must be terrified of me, a Mexican immigrant running for United State's Congress. The truth Donald Trump doesn't want you to know is this: Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Senor Trump [in spanish: not all of us are criminals, not all of us are rapist, some of us are hardworking who came to this country to work honestly. We are American.] We are all dreamers. We dream of more than just citizenship. 17:20:07 We, like all Americans, dream of a good education, a good-paying job, to own our own car, and our own home, that our kids will breathe clean air and grow up on safe streets. We dream of an economy that works for everyone - with a living wage, affordable health care, a secure retirement and debt-free college. 17:20:39 We dream of our daughters knowing in their heart they too can be President of the United States. Todos somos soñadores - we are all dreamers. Hillary Clinton has spent her entire life fighting for our dreams. Democrats, this our time! Time to reject the fears of Trump, time to take back Congress, time to elect Hillary Clinton as the next president of the united states of america, and time to make our dreams into reality! Thank you! FORMER PHILADELPHIA MAYOR MICHAEL NUTTER 17:21:40 Good evening Democrats. Philadelphia has always been a friendly place for Democrats. But I have to say, that this week, there is a little extra brotherly love and sisterly affection in the air. For 8 years, I was privileged to serve as the mayor of this great American city, Philadelphia. 17:22:14 I'm very proud that my administration and the host committee brought our convention to Philadelphia. I hope you have had a great time. Philadelphia is my town. I grew up here. I built my career and raised my family here. And so it is with tremendous pride that here in a city known for its history, I cast my ballot for our historic nominee, Hillary Clinton. Now I've known Hillary for decades. I've known her as a champion for our cities. I've known her as a change maker for our citizens. And I've known her as a leader whose career has been defined by a simple creed: Gsd. Get stuff done. 17:23:12 As a city mayor, that's what we are expected to do every day. Our neighbors hold us accountable for our problems, whatever they may be. Complicated problems don't have simple solutions. So we need a president whose ideas and attention span is longer than 140 characters. Hillary Clinton is a leader who won't let complexity be the enemy of opportunity. When she sees a problem, she makes an action plan and she gets stuff done. She has a plan. To make an historic investment in jobs. She has a plan to reform our broken criminal justice system. She has a plan to keep us safe from the epidemic of gun violence that is killing so many of our children, especially so many young black men. 17:24:12 Who are precious to our country and its future. What's more, Hillary's plans have details because details matter. Now, Trump says he has some plans. But when you're looking down at America from the top of Trump tower, you can't see the details because there are none. After 8 incredible years of progress under president Barack Obama, we can't afford to hand our country over to a con man who thinks the presidency is an entry-level job on the apprentice. Hillary is the champion our cities need. And she will be the president our citizens and our nation deserve. Hillary Clinton gets stuff done. Thank you. Love you Philly. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE EMANUEL CLEAVER (MISSOURI) 17:25:33 Thank you, thank you. Let me begin by issuing a heartfelt invitation to our Republican friends: If your party is no longer becoming to you, then you should be coming to us. I have known Hillary Clinton for more than 25 years. And let me tell you, she's never let me down. And she won't let you down either. In spite of what you heard last week, it is not midnight in America. Midnights can be cold and crippling. And President Obama did not leave us in the cold, and we are certainly not crippling. In reality, the sun has barely risen over the vastness of these United States. It is dawn in America and we are in the process of becoming. 17:26:43 Yes, if you want to say what the Bible says, we are not yet what we shall become. At a time when the citizens of this amazing country are jittery over a multitude of fears and heartaches, we need a leader who will become a trafficker in optimism and a peace peddler. Hillary will build a future we can all be part of and proud of. There's an old story about Andrew Jackson. As a child, he looked like anything but a future general or president. In fact, one of his boyhood friends said Jim Brown who lived in the same area, could throw Andrew to the ground three times out of four in wrestling matches. 17:27:33 Years later, a writer would ask "Why was there four matches? Jim should have won since in wrestling, if a person is thrown three times, it's all over, they lose. So what happened?" "Well, Jim would throw ole Andy BUT he'd get right up. Because Andy just wouldn't stay throwed - he wouldn't stay throwed!" Now the first president in history who wouldn't stay throwed was a little baby born in Bethlehem of Judea and that baby grew up, created a tumult and put him in a grave and three days later the world knew he wouldn't stay throwed. [SHORT VIDEO OF TRUMP] CO-CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL LGBT EQUALITY CAUCUS CONGRESSMAN SEAN PATRICK MALONEY (NEW YORK) 17:30:06 >> Good evening, my name is Sean Patrick Maloney. I'm the first openly gay person ever elected to congress from the state of New York. The great state of New York. You know, last week a speaker at the Republican convention called equality a quote distraction. 17:30:34 Who cares he asked. Well, I care. My husband Randy and our 3 children care. These lgbt leaders standing with me throughout this hall and the country care. The authors of our nation's declaration of independence signed right here in Philadelphia they cared. Americans at Seneca Falls, Selma and stonewall they cared. 17:31:04 And Hillary Clinton cares too. You know I want to tell you a story, on June 26th 2015 I was walking to work past the supreme A crowd was gathered, awaiting the Court's historic marriage decision. 17:31:22 The news hit like a thunderclap. A lot of us wept. Then, spontaneously, hundreds joined together to sing our national anthem. I called Randy. I could barely speak. You see, Randy and I have been together for 24 years, 23 of those years we've been raising children. Yes our family is a little bit different, but we read bedtime stories the same, we tie shoes, and check homework the same. We dream and comfort the same. But until that day, we weren't the same, not really, not in the eyes of the law. So, as I listened to our national anthem, I realized that our family, our love was no longer less than. We were now equal. 17:32:36 You know. it's a beautiful thing when your country catches up to you. When your basic rights and your very family are on the line, it matters what happens in those beautiful buildings with marble columns. It matters who's leading our country. It matters if they care. 17:33:01 America, we have a choice. Donald Trump doesn't care about some families. He's against marriage equality. He wants to go back. When I first met Hillary Clinton in Manchester, New Hampshire 24 years ago, I was a nobody. I was a nobody. I was some gay kid sleeping on a couch. I was scared to death that who I was wasn't going to be okay, it would mean that I would not be able to be who I was and that no one would ever care about me. And here was this woman, this incredible woman who was about to become our First Lady. And she cared. Over the last 24 years she has kept on caring about me, my husband, and our kids. She has seen us, really seen us. And I've seen the way my kids look at her, knowing that she cares about our family, that she cares about your family. That she cares about all families. And that's why we must care about this election 17:34:05 Now, I want to introduce Sarah McBride. Sarah McBride is a courageous young leader,and she is right now the first trans person ever to address a national convention. Sarah-- it's about time. Sarah it is an honor to make history with you, because we are Stronger Together. LGBT RIGHTS ACTIVIST SARAH MCBRIDE FIRST TRANSGENDER SPEAKER AT A CONVENTION. 17:35:03 Thank you so much congressman. My name is Sarah McBride, and I am a proud transgender American. Four years ago, I came out as transgender while serving as student body president in college. At the time, I was scared. I worried that my dreams and my identity were mutually exclusive. 17:35:49 Since then though, I have seen that change is possible. I witnessed history while interning in the White House and helping my home state of Delaware pass protections for transgender people. Today, I see this change in the work of the LGBT Caucus and in my own job at the Human Rights Campaign. 17:36:18 But despite our progress, so much work remains. Will we be a nation where there's only one way to love, only one way to look, and only one way to live? Or, will we be a nation where everyone has the freedom to live openly and equally; a nation that's Stronger Together? That's the question in this election. 17:36:47 For me, this struggle for equality became all the more urgent when I learned that my future husband, Andrew, was battling cancer. I met Andy, who was a transgender man, fighting for equality and we fell in love. And even in the face of his terminal illness - this 28 year-old - he never wavered in his commitment to our cause and his belief that this country can change. We married in 2014, and just five days after our wedding, he passed away. 17:37:30 Knowing Andy left me profoundly changed. But more than anything else, his passing taught me that every day matters when it comes to building a world where every person can live their life to the fullest. Hillary Clinton understands the urgency of our fight. She'll work with us to pass the Equality Act, to combat violence against transgender women of color, and to end the HIV and AIDS epidemic once and for all. 17:38:13 Today in America, LGBTQ people are still targeted by hate that lives in both laws and in hearts. Many still struggle just to get by. But I believe that tomorrow can be different. Tomorrow, we can be respected and protected - especially if Hillary Clinton is our president. And that's why I'm proud to stand here and say that I'm with Her. Thank you all very much. CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER DOLORES HUERTA 17:39:32 Donald Trump. (Speaking Spanish) Like Hillary Clinton, I have spent my whole life fighting for human rights for women, for workers, for immigrants, for every person that does not have a voice. And with Donald Trump on the ballot, hey, we could not be quiet. He insults Latinos, like as if we were second-class citizens. Like we are newcomers to this country. 17:40:30 Hey, I've got news for Donald Trump okay? Because we have been here all along. We helped build this country and we are still continuing to build this country. My great grandfather, Marshall St. John, he was in the civil war on the union side. My father Juan Fernandez was a farm worker, an accountant and assemblyman, a U.S. Veteran like Cesar Chavez. And my son continues that tradition because he is running for the U.S. Congress from bakersfield, California. 17:41:30 Now, listen to this. 800,000 Latinos turn 18 years old every single year. And their contributions to social security and medicare, they are going to ensure that our seniors have that safety net. So,we are not a footnote in American history. We are actually helping write this history, okay? And we are going to take our Latino power and we are going to use it in November. Because our votes are going to increase paychecks. Our votes will get immigration reform. Our votes will secure reproductive rights for women. But, we have to be active Democrats. Because, every Democrat needs to be an activist. Okay? 17:42:39 We have to use every single minute to have it be an organizing moment. We have to use every single moment to make sure to get the voters ready so that they can vote, so we can educate them, so we can knock on the doors and hey, we got to make sure everybody gets involved in this election. And please, remind everybody election day is the most important day of our life. Remember this, I have know hillary clinton for 25 years and I have worked with her and this si why I trust her. During my lifetime, Hillary and the democratic party they have always stood with us the Latino community. 17:43:43 With an experienced and a visionary leader like Hillary, we've got to put her in the driver's seat and with her co pilot, TIm Kaine, you know what, they will drive us on that journey for justice and equality. But you know, she can't do it alone. We have got to be the energy, we have got to be the wheels and she can't go forward without us. And Donald Trump, you need to get out of the way. And if he doesn't, we need to take him out of the way. 17:44:33 So we will show Donald Trump and his republican friends who's got the power. I"m going to ask you--who's got the power? And I want you to say voting power. What kind of power? [crowd says voting power] Okay so let's use that voting power in November. Can we do it? What do we say? Let's all say si se puede, si se puede, si se puede, si se puede. Thank you very much. Muchas Gracias. U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JOYCE BEATTY (OHIO) 17:45:44 Good evening, fellow Democrats! I'm thrilled to see so many people from the great state of Ohio here tonight. It is an honor to be here on this historic evening, when we move one step closer to electing the 45th President of these United States of America. Yes, united not divided. I emphasize "united" because - like Hillary Clinton - I know that we are Stronger Together. This election to me is about choosing between two fundamentally different visions of America, and I believe the choice is crystal clear. 17:46:45 Hillary Clinton is by far the most experienced, qualified, and skilled candidate. She cares deeply about each and every American: no matter what you look like, where you are from, or who you love. But Donald Trump, on the other hand, is the most divisive and ill-prepared candidate we've seen in modern times - looking to wind back the clock on all the progress we have made as a nation together. He has built a career on intimidation, discrimination, and bullying - at the expense of and on the backs of small businesses and hardworking families. 17:47:48 In contrast, Hillary Clinton has devoted her entire career to lifting up hardworking families, women, and small businesses. I want you and all Americans to know the Hillary Clinton that I know. The Hillary who sits with me and talks about her grandchildren, Charlotte and Aidan, and my grandchildren, Leah and Spencer. The Hillary who sees unlimited potential in every child. The Hillary who fights for civil rights and freedom for all. 17:48:37 The Hillary who will fight for the hope of a brighter future, a more inclusive America, and greater global peace and cooperation. Americans want a Commander-in-Chief, not a Divider-in-Chief. I know which one I choose, and that is the future 45th President of the United States of America, my good friend, Hillary Clinton! I'm with her, because she's with us. I am Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, and I approve this message. God bless you, and God bless these United States of America. Love you Ohio. MINNESOTA GOVERNOR MARK DAYTON 17:53:32 I'm here tonight, in part, because my home state of Minnesota has been hit hard by tragedy. And we're not alone. Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Dallas, Texas; and Falcon Heights, Minnesota should tell us that we need a wise, compassionate, and strong leader for all Americans. When I was elected to the United States Senate 16 years ago, I was seated next to the new Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton. For the next six years, I saw - up close and in person - precisely the kind of leader this country needs right now. In the Senate, Hillary was a trusted partner on both sides of the aisle. She listened to people explain their problems, not just from New York but throughout our entire country. She championed their causes, because she shared the belief of Minnesota's great Senator Paul Wellstone that we all do better when we all do better. 17:54:30 Hillary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving the needs of others. Donald Trump, on the other hand - well, Donald Trump has dedicated his life to serving himself. He's driven small businesses into the ground by refusing to pay his bills. He's played his shareholders for suckers and ripped off hard-working, responsible Americans. At every turn in his life, he has stepped on others just to climb a little higher himself. And now he wants to step over all of us. 17:55:06 But Democrats - we're going to send him a message, aren't we? My old partner in the Senate, Hillary Clinton, will make sure of that. She has been traveling all over this country, listening and learning and offering real solutions to the problems Americans face: a 100-days jobs plan that includes the largest investment in good-paying jobs since World War II, a plan to make debt-free college available to everyone, 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave, and giving every four-year-old a chance to go to high-quality preschool. 17:55:39 Hillary Clinton will also bring her lifelong fight for universal healthcare - including the choice of a public option - to the White House. Thanks to President Obama and the Affordable Care Act, we've made a lot of progress getting people covered. But for too many families, out-of-pocket costs are still too high. Prescription drugs are still too expensive. It's time we decided once and for all that the purpose of health insurance is to give Americans the health care they need at prices they can afford, not to pad the profits of corporate America. If they won't do it, we will, and Hillary Clinton will lead the charge. 17:56:23 America needs a president who will pull us together and move us ahead, a president who knows we are "Stronger Together." This president is Hillary Clinton. The choice could not be clearer. The choice could not be more important. And that's why I am so proud to stand with all of you and to support Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. LOS ANGELES MAYOR ERIC GARCETTI 17:57:06 Good evening. Buenas noches. It's great to be here from Los Angeles, Los Angeles is a city with such a huge, thriving Latino population that we expect Donald Trump to build a wall around us. I'm a proud American and as I travel around this country, from the Midwest, where my wife is from, to the South, where I became a Navy officer, to towns across the Southwest I visited during this campaign, I heard Americans anxious about their future. And after last week's convention in Cleveland, I can understand why. There, instead of ideas, it was insults. Instead of policy, it was polarization. Instead of hope, it was hatred. 17:57:54 As a mayor, I'm here to tell you: America's cities don't have time for theatrics. America's cities have urgent problems to solve. That's why local leaders across America support Hillary Clinton, and that's why we understands she will help us do the work, the urgent work of America. In Los Angeles, we looked at America's crumbling infrastructure and we are fixing it - putting more than 500,000 people and $50 billion to work rebuilding and repairing our roads, our port, our airport, and our infrastructure. 17:58:35 In Los Angeles, we saw too many Americans living in poverty, so we became the biggest city in America to raise the minimum wage to $15, inspiring other cities and states to follow. In Los Angeles, we saw too many lives lost to gun violence, so we banned high-capacity magazines and we are taking illegal guns off our streets. In Los Angeles, we saw too many high school dropouts and too many graduates in debt, so we are making community college free. We didn't do any of this by finding a common enemy. We found a common purpose. America doesn't need a political pyromaniac for president. 17:59:27 Donald Trump has no vision for our country and no genuine answer to our challenges. His voice is loud, his language is coarse, and his politics has a darkness that would not only stop, but reverse the march of progress towards the greater, more prosperous, more equal America we can and we must become. 17:59:51 Elect Donald Trump and get empty promises and no plan for our country. Elect Hillary Clinton and get the biggest investment in infrastructure since World War II. Elect Hillary Clinton and raise the minimum wage across the country. Elect Hillary Clinton and reduce gun violence on our streets. Elect Hillary Clinton and make debt free college available to everybody. 18:00:18 We've done it in L.A.; we've done it as Democrats, local leaders across America's cities; now let's do it for our entire country. You see, that's Hillary Clinton's vision - a united America working together. And it's that vision that makes it possible for me to be here with you tonight. I'm just your average Mexican-American Jewish Italian, but my ancestors, my forebears faced with war and persecution, they crossed oceans and rivers to come to this improbable, miraculous democracy. 18:00:56 My grandfather, Salvador, as a baby was carried over the borders in his mother's arms (speaks spanish, mi bisabuela), during the Mexican revolution. My other grandfather, Harry, was the son of Russian Jews fleeing persecution. They and their wives, Juanita and Julia, a meatpacker and public school teacher, made their lives here. 18:01:19 And after Pearl Harbor, one of my grandfathers answered his nation's call and manufactured uniforms for GIs. The other put that uniform on, fought for the only country he knew, crossed an ocean never knowing if he'd come home and he earned his citizenship as a result. Well today, their grandson is the mayor of the largest city in the largest state in this union, humbled to be standing before you tonight. America works best when every strand is woven into our national fabric. Some of us make the uniforms. Some of us wear the uniforms. But each of us has a role. 18:02:00 And that is the great work that lies ahead, to build a nation that is stronger than the one we inherited. When we mock immigrants and the disabled, when we mock indians and women, we mock our own history. This is a nation where Navajo code talkers, and women on assembly lines, and Japanese-American GIs whose families were in internment camps, won a war led by a president who couldn't walk. That is our America and that is the great work that Hillary Clinton will lead us in as the next President of the United States. 18:02:32 Hermanos y hermanas, juntos somos más fuertes. We are Stronger Together. Thank you. U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE KATIE MCGINTY (PENNSYLVANIA) 18:03:11 Hello, and thank you for joining us in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly and Sisterly Love! I am running for United States Senate here in Pennsylvania, and I know that, during these last few days, you've seen that Pennsylvania is great,and it is great, for the same reasons America is great: hard work, timeless values, and the belief that we each must look out for each other. 18:03:50 I was raised here in Philadelphia, the ninth of 10 kids in a big, loud Irish family. My grandparents were Irish immigrants; now, my parents, they didn't have college degrees. Dad walked the beat as a police officer. And mom, well, she worked as a restaurant hostess. But when we were growing up, none of that mattered. You see, we learned to love our God and our country. We learned that success is not a product of pedigree - no, if you want to succeed, you just have to give it your all, every day, and then we willing to give back. 18:04:44 For my brothers and sisters and me, that was the deal. But for so many families today, that deal is off the table. Why? Because, today, middle-class families aren't making a dime in real terms more than they were two decades ago - but we know, costs have being going through the roof. 18:05:14 Here are the facts: We have the most productive economy in the world, but the benefits of that productivity all go to the top. Top executives used to make 30 times the average guy or gal. Now it's over 300 times. That's wrong for our families and that is wrong for America. The truth is that fear and anxiety do reach far and wide across this great country. Hard-working people are feeling anxious and insecure. But we have a choice. Our choice is how do we respond. And it's this choice that is on the ballot in November. 18:06:14 Now, we could respond with more scapegoating and fear mongering. That's the tack of Donald Trump and my opponent Pat Toomey. Blame the Mexicans. Blame the Muslims. Blame the government. Build a wall. For goodness sakes, the Donald even blamed the pope! My dear mother, God rest her soul, would be turning over in her grave on that one! And you know what these guys also say: "Hand it over to Wall Street." Pat Toomey made his millions on Wall Street. And he's still trying to sell us the same old trickle-down, we're not buying it. We know that trickle down only benefits those who are already at the top. Trust the stock market with your hard-earned Social Security, Pat Toomey says. Trust the wheelers and dealers with your savings, and you will be living large. But you know what? We've seen this bad movie, and all of its sequels many times before. And the ending is always the same: Things work out for the big shots, and everyone else, the average Joe, the average Jane, everyone else gets stiffed with the bill! 18:07:44 Now, we also have a different choice. We can work together. We can expand opportunity. We can respect every single person in this country. We can build on the strength of our diversity, and the diversity of our strengths. You know, my brothers are heavy equipment operators, a printer, an X-ray certified welder. And we know a great country doesn't just buy and consume stuff. A great country makes and builds stuff. And so as Democrats, we can - and we must - and we will work for good schools, and affordable college, and job-training that enables our families and our neighbors to make and build the economy of tomorrow. 18:08:49 This is the American way: Work hard, get ahead. This is what I will fight for in the United States Senate - and this is what Hillary Clinton will fight for and deliver for us in the White House. Thank you and God bless America! U.S. REPRESENTATIVE TAMMY DUCKWORTH (ILLINOIS) 18:09:48 Twelve years ago, I was copiloting a Black Hawk helicopter over Iraq. A rocket-propelled grenade ripped through our cockpit, and I'm only here tonight because of the miracles that followed. Some I can explain, like the bravery of my crew, determined not to leave me behind. Some I can't, like the shrapnel from the explosion passing through the spinning rotor blades without destroying them, allowing us to land. 18:10:25 What I do know is that I started that day doing what I loved. I ended it knocked down. Surviving only because my buddies refused to leave me and wouldn't stop, even as they struggled to carry my body, with its missing limbs. Eleven days later, I woke up with a debt I can never repay. And I still wake up every morning trying to be worthy of them and their struggle, of this miraculous second chance. 18:11:06 My family and I had been knocked down before. My dad, a proud Marine, lost his job in his fifties. For a little time, my Dad did odd jobs; my Mom took in sewing; I got a minimum-wage job. We relied on food stamps to help us get by. The summer before I started college, my parents walked everywhere instead of taking the bus. Once a week, they would hand over that saved up bus money, $10, to the university housing office, a deposit so I could move into the dorms in the fall. 18:11:44 Thanks to Pell Grants, work study, affordable student loans, and lots of waitressing, I fulfilled my dream of college. I worked hard, but I had a lot of help from my community and my country. And my story is not unique.It's a story about why this is the greatest nation on earth, a nation that so many are willing to die defending. A nation that says if you keep working hard, we won't abandon you. 18:12:23 Of course, in Donald Trump's America, if you get knocked down, you stay down. By the way, Donald Trump, I didn't put my life on the line to defend our democracy so you could invite Russia to interfere in it. You are not fit to be Commander-in-Chief. My fellow Americans: We can choose a different path. Ten years after my helicopter was shot down, almost to the day, I got my most important job: I became a mom. We named our little girl after Abigail Adams, who urged her husband to "remember the ladies" as he and his colleagues first declared our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - just a few miles from this very spot. 18:13:22 My Abigail already knows that women can fly helicopters in combat. And in 102 days, when we elect Hillary, my daughter's first memories of a President will be of a woman. Democrats, democrats, tonight, let's go forward with confidence and pride in who we are and what we believe. We're Democrats because we stand up for the most vulnerable among us. We embrace the notion that lifting one another up doesn't cost nearly as much as leaving other Americans behind. We stand up for immigrants and people with disabilities. And we defend-- and we defend the basic values that have made, and will keep, America the greatest country in the world. 18:14:20 May God bless each and every one of you. May God bless our troops. And always, may God bless the United States of America. [VIDEO] CAROLE KING SINGING "YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND" 18:19:28 Hello Idaho! 18:19:40 [song starts] 18:24:06 [VIDEO] U.S. REPRESENTATIVE JAMES CLYBURN (SOUTH CAROLINA) 18:25:32 Thank you thank you very very much. My Fellow Democrats, and hello, South Carolina! As the father of three daughters and grandfather of two adorable granddaughters, I am proud to stand before you as we prepare to offer the American people an opportunity to smash through the ultimate glass ceiling in our nation by nominating for President of the United States a person who is more qualified - by education and training, experience and temperament - than anyone who has ever offered for the job. And when it comes to current occupants, it ain't even close. 18:26:27 The changes we seek for our great country will not come easy. To achieve a stronger and better America, we need a leader who is willing and able to fight for the dreams of all Americans. If there's one thing I know about Hillary Clinton it is this: She is a fighter. And she fights with her head and her heart. 18:27:02 In my home state of South Carolina, we often say, "you can best tell what a person will do by looking at what he or she has done." When she graduated from law school, Hillary Clinton came to South Carolina to help reform our juvenile justice system and traveled across the region to make the 1965 Voting Rights Act real in the lives of all Americans. In Arkansas, she fought to reform education. As First Lady, she fought for universal health care and succeeded in helping secure the Children's Health Insurance Program that provides healthcare for millions of children and laid the groundwork for the Affordable Care Act. 18:28:04 As a Senator and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton always worked to advance our nation's "pursuit of a more perfect union." Hillary Clinton knows that we must take effective action on the issue of income inequality. She has embraced the Congressional Black Caucus's 10-20-30 plan to target federal resources into areas of persistent poverty. Hillary Clinton's first policy speech in this campaign was on criminal justice reform. She will work to get rid of mandatory minimums, and mass incarcerations, and private for-profit prisons. 18:28:58 Hillary Clinton does not (?) getting outside of her comfort zone. She knows that we are stronger as a nation when we work together. She embodies our nation's motto, E Pluribus Unum, out of many one. John F. Kennedy challenged us to reach for the moon, and we did. Lyndon Baines Johnson courageously tackled poverty and inequality in America; and his achievements continue to lift our communities and sustain our citizens. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. pointed us to the mountaintop, and although we are not there yet, we are still climbing. And with President Hillary Clinton, America will rise even further. 18:30:01 ?My standing before you tonight is a testament to the strength of our party, the goodness of our people, and the greatness of our nation. Our nation is strong, but we can be stronger. Americans are good, but we can be better. America is great, but it can be greater. 18:30:34 ? My fellow Democrats, America's brightest days are yet to come. We have bigger and better things to achieve. But achieving bigger and better things requires working together and working harder. Let's emerge from Philadelphia working together to make our nation stronger, Americans better, and America greater by electing Hillary Clinton the next President of these United States. God bless each and every one of you and God bless these United States of America. Thank you. 18:31:30 [VIDEO] U.S. SENATOR BARBARA MIKULSKI AND THE DEMOCRATIC WOMEN OF THE SENATE 18:35:36 >> In 1987, in 1987 I was the first. [Cheering and applause] In 1987, I was the first democratic woman elected to the senate in her own right. [Cheering and applause] Yes, the history of women in the senate is that short. It's about 4'11". Thought I was the first, I didn't want to be the only. I get one candle, but I wanted more women so we could light a torch and lighten the load on all of you. 18:36:30 As our ranks have grown, I have had the privilege of mentoring so many talented women. And you know what, in 2000 I got a call from one of them. She was considering the senate run, but she had one question. She said to me senator barb, can a senator really get things done? I told her a lot and boy did she prove me right. As a senator she championed the economic security of American families. When Republicans tried to turn social security over to the big banks, she helped to give her a (?). When the supreme court told Billy Ledbetter no way on equal pay... She pushed for the lily ledbetter fair pay act to guarantee equal pay for equal work. I finished that job and the fair pay act was the first bill Barack Obama signed into law. Her name was Hillary Clinton and she's going to be our next president. [Cheering and applause] 18:37:38 But you know what? She needs help across the generations, so I just have one question: Are you with us? [Cheering and applause] Families of America, it's time to suit up. Women, put your lipstick on. Men, polish those shoes. Our shoulders are square. We are are ready to fight to put Hillary in the White House because we know she'll carry the torch for all of us. [Cheering and applause] SEN. PATTY MURRAY OF WA 18:38:18 Year after year in the senate, we have faced ridiculous antics from Republicans determined to roll back health care options for women. But with Hillary Clinton they never stood a chance. When the Bush administration tried to block women's access to plan B contraception, Hillary was by my side and ready to fight. [Cheering and applause] 18:38:48 Our demand was simple: Base decisions about women's health on science, not political ideology. Together we stood up to an administration ruled by special interests and the extreme right. We refused to back down until the FDA did their job and put science and women first. Now, women across America are free to choose safe, emergency contraception. That's Hillary, a leader who knows how to stand her ground, fight for what is right and move our country forward. [Cheering and applause] SEN. DEBBIE STABENOW OF MICHIGAN 18:39:44 In 1995, I was there. I saw Hillary speak at the united nations fourth world conference on women in beijing. It was a tense time. There was a great deal of anticipation around the first lady's remarks, whether she would speak, what would she say? I watched with a crowd of women as she named one after another injustices suffered by women around the world, she was calm and determined and absolutely fearless as she declared that women's rights are human rights and human rights are women's rights. As a woman and as an American I was filled with pride. That's Hillary. In beijing she broke the silence and this November she will break the glass ceiling once and for all. SEN. MARIA CANTWELL OF WA 18:40:55 As a former business woman I can tell you how important family and medical leave is for twenty-first century jobs. Hillary fought for that. She fought for a higher minimum wage. She knows we build our economy from the middle out. She supports new apprentice job training programs for laid off workers and she wants to make sure that we help everyone. I watched her grow a seattle-based organization, moms rising, fighting for economic security and now it's a million people and mom's rising and Hillary are fighting for paid family leave. [Cheering and applause] 18:41:43 Hillary's opponent might have built buildings and casinos, but Hillary is building the foundation of an economy that works for everyone and that's real change. [Cheering and applause] SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MN 18:41:58 Minnesota steelworkers have a group of workers called the women of steel. The senators up here are women of steel and Hillary Clinton is a woman of steel. Here's my Hillary story. After that devastating earthquake hit Haiti, somewhere in the rubble were dozens of orphans set to be adopted by families in my state. Distraught Minnesota moms were on the ground looking for their babies. When they called me I called the only person I knew would help secretary of state Hillary Clinton. She did not pawn it off, she went to work, she got those babies home. That's hillary. The friend who takes the call, the mom who gets it done right. Those kids may never know she changed their lives forever, but she did. That's a leader and that's our next president. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MO 18:43:15 We all know that Hillary--[applause]--We all know that Hillary is the most knowledgeable most experienced most capable leader to run for president, maybe ever. But here's something you may not know, earlier this year when I was diagnosed with breast cancer hillary called me to check in. not once, not twice, but several times. Here she was in the middle of an intense campaign and she was asking me questions about my treatment. She wanted to know how they were going and she told me to keep up the fight. Her words gave me strength during one of the toughest tests of my life. 18:44:16 And let me tell you she didn't do it because I was a senator, there are thousands of people across this country who could tell the exact same story I am telling you tonight. She has the intelligence, she has the work ethic, but most importantly she has the heart to lead this country. 4SEN. JEANNE SHAHEEN OF NH 18:44:46 As all of us here know, our policies abroad have real consequences at home. For 15 years a printing manufacturer in my state of New Hampshire struggled with a foreign trade dispute. The cost to the company were so high hundreds of jobs were threatened, at Hillary Clinton's confirmation hearing for secretary of state I brought the issue to her attention. And she promised to look into it. Well, within just 90 days the issue was resolved. Here Hillary was a newly minted secretary of state, having to get up to speed on every major issue across the globe and yet she kept her word and she took the time to help out one struggling new hampshire company, but that's hillary, when you need a champion, there is no one better to have in your corner. SEN. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND OF NY 18:45:59 Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton has been a mentor to me throughout my whole career. But long before our first conversation Hillary spoke to me. In fact she was speaking to a room full of women, members of a democratic organization I had just joined but standing in the back of that crowded room I felt like she was talking directly to me. And she said decisions are being made everyday in Washington and if you are not part of those decisions and you don't like what they decide, you have no one to blame but yourself. 18:46:40 Hillary believes that to her core! It's why after nearly 4 decades of public service she is still fighting to make a difference and it's why I'm proud to fight for her. SEN. TAMMY BALDWIN OF WI 18:47:03 When I was 9, I was hospitalized for three months with a serious illness. My grandparents raised me and their family health plan didn't cover grandchildren. They had to pay my medical bills out of pocket. Then I was considered a child with a preexisting condition and they couldn't find me coverage at any price. I entered public service to fight for healthcare coverage for all. Especially children and young adults. Hillary Clinton has led that fight for decades. With the help of her relentless advocacy 8 million children are insured and their families more secure. When I got to congress I continued Hillary's work to ensure that our most vulnerable children have the care they need. That's Hillary. As president she will fight for healthier families and a fair shot for all. SEN. MAZIE HIRONO OF HAWAII 18:48:15 I am an immigrant. My mother brought me to America for a better future. Growing up, I understood that a better future doesn't just happen. As Americans, we have work for the changes we seek. college, appalled by the Vietnam War, I became an activist. When I met Hillary Clinton, I found a kindred spirit. Hillary is a policymaker with an activist's heart. She knows that the most effective way to make change is to claim a seat at the table. But no matter how high she's climbed, she's never forgotten who she's fighting for. Children. Working families. Immigrants. Small businesses. That's Hillary. Wherever people are getting a raw deal, she is with them, fighting to make it right. That's why I'm with Her. SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN OF MA 18:49:37 I believe it's important to fight back when powerful people try to rig the system. Guys like Donald Trump will do anything to help the rich and powerful get richer and more powerful, and Trump is willing to step on anyone who gets in his way. Hillary Clinton knows how to fight back against dangerous, loud-mouthed bullies. For 25 years, she's been on the receiving end of one attack after another. But she doesn't back down. She doesn't whine. She doesn't run to Twitter to give people ugly nicknames. And she sure as heck doesn't quit. Hillary just keeps right on fighting for the people who need her most. That's Hillary. She's battle-tested, and she's the fighter working families need in the White House. SEN. BARBARA BOXER OF CA 18:50:41 When Hillary Clinton made history-- when hillary clinton made history and joined us in the United Senate, she was not seeking the spotlight. We served together on the Environment and Public Works Committee, and, let me tell you, she was a workhorse. Humble, steady, ready to learn. Then, just eight months later, she was thrust into the middle of the WORST attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor. In the dark dark days that followed 9/11, I saw Hillary's true character. She consoled a grieving population. She sprung into action, securing benefits for the families of the fallen and getting the funding New York needed to rebuild. 18:51:48 When Ground Zero responders became sick, she demanded answers from the Bush Administration. I saw her do it. She fought to make sure that they got the healthcare they need. And, and when the cameras were off, she never stopped working and she never stopped fighting, and that's why members on both sides of the aisle praised her for her dignity, her resolve, and her effectiveness. 18:52:23 That's Hillary. In crisis or in calm, whether we need a hand or a real heart-to-heart, we can always count on her to come through. As our Dean, Senator Mikulski, likes to say, this election is not about gender, it's about an a-genda, one that includes every single American. And we, the Democratic women of the Senate, we stand shoulder to shoulder with Hillary, resolved and ready to make her the next President of the United States of America! ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF WATCH PARTIES 18:54:58 MARLON MARSHALL: What's going on Philadelphia. Who's excited to hear tonight from the next president of the united states hillary clinton? Engage with purpose, organize with heart, win everyday. That's the motto of our organizing program on the hillary clinton campaign. I'm an organizer at heart, I organize everyday on behalf of my mother. Hi mom. For 35 years she taught 4th and 5th grade at an under resourced school at my hometown of Saint Louis, Missouri. 18:55;30 She used her own money to buy pencils paper and other items because she believed all kids deserved education regardless of the zip code they lived in. Like my mother hillary clinton has fought for kids for over 30 years. Hillary also believes in organizing because she knows we are stronger together. That's why on July 18th, we announced the campaign wide push to register and commit 3 million people to vote during the campaign. Three million stronger is about taking action in our communities, bringing many voters into this process, including the voices of young voters and organizing in all 50 states across the country for democrats up and down the ticket. 18:56:24 In fact tonight we have some great organizing happening around the country that we want to show you firsthand right here in convention hall. First we're going to take you to denver colorado--hosting our watch party in denver colorado tonight is reverend lucia guzman the minority leader of the colorado state senate. 18:56:56 GUZMAN ON SATELLITE FEED: Vote vote for hillary clinton. Hola hola hola hola--we stand with hillary because she wants what we want and because she wants what we want, we know that she will stand for justice peace and equality. Vote vote vote. 18:57:21 Madison, WI Our crew in Madison, Wisconsin is at the famous Old Fashioned bar downtown. Their host is Brendan Cohen, who works with his local College Democrats chapter. 18:58:05 New York, NY We've got people gathered in Midtown Manhattan, our host there is Francesca Hogi, who grew up in the Bronx and was one of our best volunteers during the New York primary. 18:59:00 Richmond, VA Our last group is in Richmond, Virginia, home of the next Vice President of the United States, Tim Kaine. Our host there is 12-year-old Elijah Coles-Brown. 18:59:40 MARLON MARSHALL: That's what's all about right there. After today the folks you just met at these watch parties, and there's hundreds going on across the country, they are gonna go out into their neighborhoods and they are gonna register or commit people to vote and participate in 3 million stronger. You can too. And like a true organizer I haven't asked: take out your phones right now, you at home all of you in this room, take it out and text win to 467246 again pull out your cell phone and text WIN to 47246. After you are committed or registered to vote then come volunteer in our campaign to help us win. Be like Ellen Mirren (?) , she is from Nevada. Ellen is in her 80s and comes to the office nearly every day to call voters. She said like president Clinton did this week that she has more yesterdays than tomorrows, and that's why she is working so hard. If Ellen can do it all of you in this room and all of you at home can do it too. So let's stand together, let's stand with Ellen and let's win this upcoming november and elect Hillary clinton the next president of the united states. Thank you.
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INT BROLL OF THE "NO LABELS" EVENT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE FEATURING SEVERAL OF THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES / Today, eight presidential candidates are attending the No Labels Problem Solver Convention hosted by Jon Huntsman and Joe Lieberman with the goal of bringing New Hampshire's famed independent voters together. It's one of the only presidential forums where we will see both Republicans and Democratic candidates together. Martin O'Malley is kicking it off at 8:30AM <x-apple-data-detectors://0>, Lindsey Graham is at 9:45AM <x-apple-data-detectors://1>, Donald Trump is at 11AM <x-apple-data-detectors://2>followed by Chris Christie at 1:15pm <x-apple-data-detectors://3>. Bernie Sanders will address the event via livestream at 2pm <x-apple-data-detectors://4> followed by George Pataki at 3PM <x-apple-data-detectors://5>. Jim Webb isat 3:30 <x-apple-data-detectors://6>, also via livestream and John Kasich rounds out the day at 5:15PM <x-apple-data-detectors://7>. / WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P2 11:09:24 TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. That's so nice. Wow. No Labels, that's right. I'm a believer. You know, John and Joe called, and they said would you do it. This was about two months ago. And I said well, I think I will be able to. They explained what No Labels represented, we all know that that's where we have to go in this country because we're getting nothing done whatsoever. So I said I think so. I have to get out. I'm pretty sure I'm going to be able to do it. So they then -- the next day, they announced I will be there without question, right? (LAUGHTER) 11:09:59 TRUMP: They're tough negotiators. So I had another problem. We had another speech someplace. It was actually quite a bit of a problem. And I told them I wouldn't do it. See, they were solvers, they were problem solvers. And they went nuts. They were not happy. Is that right, Joe and Jon? They were not happy people. And ultimately I said, I may have gone a little over that 50 percent level. And so here I am. Right? Here I am. (APPLAUSE) And I love New Hampshire. And as Joe said, you know, the latest poll came out, 32 to 14 or 13, or something -- I think it's 13. And I have the 32, which is even better. Somebody said, why do you talk about the polls? Because I am winning. They go, but nobody else ever talks about the polls; that's because they do lousy in the polls. 11:10:50 Nobody else talks about the polls, they don't do well in the polls. Believe me, if they were doing well, they would be talking about the polls. But we had 32 to 13. And that is a big gap and that is in New Hampshire. And we've been here a lot. I know so many people, I have friends in New Hampshire, they are amazing people. Amazing. So, thank you all, I really appreciate it. So when we talk about no labels and we talk about getting along -- and I'm not going to say it too much, because Tip O'Neill and Ronald Reagan, you probably hear it every speaker, but I look at that as the ultimate -- where two people with different views, different everything and they liked each other and they got along and they got things done. And they had a leader in Ronald Reagan. 11:11:34 Because ultimately it is about the president, it is. Much more so about the president then you can imagine. And if the president is a leader, if he is a real leader, or she is a real leader, you will get things done. But you need the leadership to come from the very pinnacle, from the very top. And if it doesn't, it's not going to happen. And that's not happening now. It's not happening now. People aren't getting together. And I see it. You know, I have actually been doing this for a long time. A lot of people say, oh, gee -- I was very establishment. I was the ultimate. I gave more money than anybody. I mean, I would give so much money, I was all establishment when I gave contributions, right? When I decided to run, I was anti-establishment. Can you believe this? But we can't take a chance on a loss. 11:12:20 I mean, I watched previously -- two, in particular, two -- and last time, I was seriously thinking about doing it, I decided not to, because I thought it was a race that could have been won, should have been won, and I don't want that to happen again. I don't want it to happen again. Because I think it's -- really, if you look at what happened four years ago, boy, timing was right. Everything was right. And it should have been done. Well, it is going to be done this time, and hopefully it's going to be done by me. And I think we are going to have a result is going to be great. We are going to turn the country around. We are going to make America great again. And that's what's going to happen. That's what's going to happen. 11:12:58 I looked at a couple of things that I thought would be appropriate. And I'm thinking back about of my career. And on my career -- when I was a young, a young man in New York, we had a problem called a skating rink. It took eight years. Everyone knows. The Wollman Skating Rink. They now study it in all the business schools. They're all nodding their heads. We all studied it. I didn't study it, but I did it. But it's in all the business schools, about what private enterprise can do. And we had a rink. I mean, it wasn't such a little deal. It was an 80,000 foot rink. It's a very big rink. And the government under Mayor Ed Koch couldn't -- they couldn't get it built. They were trying -- it was actually a renovation, it wasn't even building. And after eight years -- and I have a daughter growing up, and she kept saying, dad, I want to go ice skating. 11:13:51 And for year after year, I would say to Ivanka -- anybody ever hear of Ivanka? Right? She's great. But she said, can I go ice skating, dad? And for years, for seven years, I said I can't. There was no ice. And I would go over to the rink, and I'd see the man and the workers, and they'd be sitting down. They had lunch breaks, it would take like four or five hours. There would be hundreds of guys sitting at the rink. I said, boy, that's terrible. And I'd pass it. And after the seventh years, I went to Koch. I said, Ed, I can do this thing right fast. This is ridiculous. They're not working; they're using the wrong everything. And I met with the unions. I met with people doing refrigeration. They were doing refrigeration, the engineer was based in Miami, Florida. (LAUGHTER) 11:14:38 I said -- it's true. And they were using freon. And freon -- that means if you have a little tiny hole in 30 miles of pipe, little tiny hole, it's not going to work. Gas, it'll go out. And I said, "That doesn't sound good, but why do we want a guy" -- so I called up the Montreal Canadians ice hockey team. I said, "Could I ask you question? Who does your rinks?" "Oh, we have somebody excellent. He's based right here in Montreal." I said, "Now we're talking."(LAUGHTER) 11:15:06 TRUMP: And he came in -- great guy. Came in, he looked at what was happening, he immediately said, "You can't use freon, it won't work. It'll freeze, it's this -- it won't work. You have to use brine." You know what brine it? It's water with salt in it. How simple could that get? So on top of everything else, it was much less expensive. Anyway, I got to town, Ed Koch said, "Well, you do it," because it was a very huge embarrassment for the New York people. They all know what I'm talking about. And we had cement mixers because it was a massive pour. They were pouring little sections, like ten feet by ten feet. You can imagine this missive rink. Like take the biggest office floor you know and double and triple it and then pour a little section and then another little section, and then the vandals would come in at night and steal all the copper, because the freon you have to use the copper. 11:15:57 So I said, "This is not good." So -- and you want one contiguous pour. So I had trucks from based from -- literally from the rink all the way back to Harlem. All the way up, way up to 125th Street, cement mixers. We poured it all in one day. It was 24 hours. They were pouring during the day, during the night. It was 26 hours and 25 minutes. And we poured one contiguous pour, it healed beautifully. When the city did it, it was like this. So they had on one side, a foot and a half of water, and on the other side, they didn't have any water. So they couldn't make ice for a lot of reasons. So -- and actually, you know, when I talk about the price, the biggest problem I had was demolition. That was the biggest cost. I had to demolish everything that was done. 11:16:44 So I got it done. I got everybody together and we got it done. And to this day, it is the most successful ice-skating rink. I still run it. I run it. Nobody -- every time it comes up, the city wants -- they want me to -- they don't want to take any chances, but I've run it for many years and it's the number one in the world and it does great. And it sort of -- I was just thinking about it coming up because we are talking about no labels. I was talking to John, I was talking to Joe and we are talking about getting together. I got together with everybody. The city, the council. Everything had to be done fast. The beauty is, I did it in four months, this is after eight years. I did it in four months. I did it for $1.8 million. The city had spent over $20 million, and I always say most of it was demolition. OK? 11:17:28 That's what happens, and you can do that with this country. You can do it with the country, and believe me, you can do things that people have no idea construction wise. Our roads are falling apart, our bridges, our tunnels, our airports. I just left LaGuardia Airport. It's like a third world airport. No, it's third world. I mean, it's horrible. You look at it, you go out to the runways, it's horrible. (APPLAUSE) And I go to places because I travel all over the world, I have so many different relationships and partnerships and very complicated stuff and I meet the richest people, the richest companies in the world and I'm partners with many of them in different parts. You go to Qatar and you go to all of the different places -- by the way, all over China. All over China. You go to Bahrain, you go to Saudi Arabia. 11:18:18 You see airports -- you have never seen anything like it. You've never seen anything like it. They've built temporary airports while they're building the big one that are 100 times nicer than anything we have in this country. We're -- we're just -- it's -- it's -- we've lost it. We've lost it. Another deal that just happened, and this was, again, getting everybody together. The city of New York in the Bronx, right outside of Manhattan, and most of you have read about it, they had a 350 acre piece of land on the water on the East River. The East River is great. People have apartments on the East River, right? He knows what I'm going to say. It was 350 and expandable into 550 acres. This is like five minutes outside of Manhattan. I'd say right off the Manhattan ramp. 11:19:03 They've been building the golf course, I think, for 30 years. I think. Somebody said its really not 30, it's 21 years. OK. It's 21. So whether it's 20, 21, or 30, but I think it's 30. It has been under construction for many, many years. We believe the cost is over $300 million. In fact the mayor said to me, "What do you think it should have cost?" I said, "About $7 million," but I believe the cost is over $300 million. And they couldn't get it done. Mayor Bloomberg said, "You've got to help us. Please, you've got to help us." So they want to an RFP. I've got the RFP, so I have a long-term deal and I took it over. I got it done in less than a year. For peanuts. It's beautiful. It's getting all rave reviews.TRUMP: I had to get the city together, I had to get all the unions together. I had to get everybody together and we got it done and they worked so hard, and now it's open and setting every record because of its location. It's phenomenal. I mean, to be right next to Manhattan and on the river, it's unbelievable. 11:20:07 So you can do these things, but it's about leadership. You have to get people together. And frankly, if I had somebody that worked for me who was good, it wouldn't be good enough. It had to come from me because I needed the mayor's help, I needed the city council's help, I needed a lot of -- it's -- and the case we're talking about is -- comes from the president. Has to come from the president. And I'll give you something that, to me, is so big. Corporate inversion. You know, I look at your different things that you have, things that you want to do. Create 25 million jobs. This is the organization that you want to do. Balance the federal budget by 2030 -- 2030? (LAUGHTER) 11:20:48 That's an easy one. (LAUGHTER) 2000 -- actually, you know, I looked at -- because they gave me this note, I said -- I said I think there's a typo. (LAUGHTER) 2030. Secure Social Security, they have to do it. People have a contract. We all have a contract. I don't need mine, by the way. And by the way, I think if somebody doesn't want it, give it up. But it's got to be that person's decision. (APPLAUSE) 11:21:15 OK? It's got to be that person's -- you know, I have friends that are worth hundreds of millions and billions of dollars that get Social Security. They don't even know the check comes in. They'll never see the check. I -- you know, there are a lot of -- a lot of people would give it up. I mean, for the good of the country. It's almost like give it up. I want to do that. I don't know if anybody's even talked about it. I've never heard it, but I have friends that -- they all say we don't want it. Let's give it up. You have a lot of people who are doing -- and you do it on the basis of spirit for the country because we have to keep Social Security for the people that really need it. (APPLAUSE) 11:21:17 It's so important. And make America energy secure by 2024. I mean, it's almost energy secure now. We have so much -- because of technology, what we have in the ground is enormous. But we're not allowed to export it, and we have more than anybody. You know, we have more really good stuff. I have friends, Harold Ham (ph) and some other people, they're oil people, they great people. We have the best stuff, the really best stuff. I'm not talking about the Tar Sands, which are fine, but it's very expensive to get the oil -- very, very expensive. And it costs a lot of money. You have to heat it and you have to cool it and you have to do all sorts of -- it's expensive. 11:22:28 We have the best stuff. We have prime, we have prime. And we don't use it. And yet, we're not allowed to use coal anymore, and yet we export coal to China, and then we say China has to go under the agreement. But they don't have to go under for 25 and 35 years. So we're doing it now, they're doing it in 35 years. I mean, how stupid are we? How stupid do they think we are, OK? (APPLAUSE) How stupid do they think we are? It's like our military. I love the military, I love our vets. I will take such great care of our vets. Believe me. I have a lot of my friends here. (APPLAUSE) 11:23:05 A lot of my friends are here, the vets. Our vets are being treated worse -- I'm telling you, worse than illegal immigrants coming into this country. They're being treated worse, and they're our greatest people. (APPLAUSE) And our wounded warriors, they're not being treated fairly. And we'll take care of that. But when you look at all of the difficulties -- I watched President Obama last night on television. He bombed, very simply. And it was not easy for him because Steve Kroft, who was doing the -- now, I -- they were much nicer to me two weeks ago, don't we agree? I was on with Putin, can you believe that? Putin and Trump. Nice stablemates. Very nice. (LAUGHTER) 11:23:46 Putin and Trump. But Obama was on last night, and I thought -- you know, after about 10, 15 minutes, I said, you know, every single thing is negative. ISIS, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the economy. A hundred million people in the labor force, 100 million. Think of it. They're not going to get jobs. You know, the statistic of 5.4 percent, it's a phony statistic. Doesn't mean anything... (APPLAUSE) ... other than the politicians in this room -- they don't count because they're fabulous; these are fabulous people. (LAUGHTER) 11:24:21 I hate to insult people when they're sitting there with their wives. You know, it's terrible. So these are great people. But other than them, that statistic was made up by politicians, because you always look good. A guy looks for a job, he can't find one. Or a woman. They go back home, they say, "I can't find one -- I've looked now for months, I can't find one." They go back, they're considered essentially employed. Whoever heard of this? TRUMP: We have 100 million people, 100 million people out of the workforce. It's the highest number it's ever been. You know, somebody said, a very, very talented person, said our unemployment rate -- and I'm going to -- I'm not going to take this number -- but actually said our unemployment rate is 42 percent. Think of it. And if you really add it up, it is. So I only say 20, 21, 22 because I want to be nice to the president, OK? But it's a disaster. We have to take create jobs, we have to take jobs back from all of these countries that are ripping us. We have to bring them back. We have to bring them back home. (APPLAUSE) 11:25:22 So what happens -- and what has to happen is we will get into a situation where hopefully when the next president is interviewed by 60 Minutes or whoever, they can say, wow, you have really made some unbelievable strides with trade deals. I mean, I have Carl Icahn lined up. I have the smartest toughest negotiators in the world lined up. They don't want anything for it. Just like I don't want a salary. If I win -- I don't want -- somebody said to me the other day, would you want your salary if I become president? I said, never thought of it, I said no, I don't want it. I don't want it. These guys don't want anything. They actually want to help. They want to do something. And I know -- I know people that are so tough and smart. You don't just need tough, I was saying the other day -- they said you want tough in terms of speaker. You want tough. And I said, no, I don't want tough. I want tough and smart. 11:26:22 Tough is no good. I know too many tough people, they are not smart. You need the combination. Right? Right. But you need the combination. We need smart, tough people. We've got to bring our country back. We can't go on like this. We can't go on like this. We cannot continue to lose. The U.S. trade deficit with China -- I had it looked up. It is almost $400 billion a year. And last year it was the same thing and then I went back five years, it was almost -- it gets worse. It gets worse. 11:26:56 Now if you want to do business with China, you can't. I have friends that are manufacturers. They can't get their product in and if they do they get a huge tariff. They have to pay a huge tariff. A man that I am very close to -- by the way, I love the Chinese. I think they are great. But their leaders are too smart. I love Mexico. I love the Mexican people. They are great. But their leaders are too smart for our leaders. They're killing us at the border, they're killing us with trade. Nabisco is moving into Mexico. Can you believe it, their big plant. They're leaving Chicago, which means I am never going to eat another Oreo again. Nobody is -- I'm serious. Never. Never. (APPLAUSE) 11:27:34 Ford is building a $2.5 billion plant in Mexico. How does that help us? They're closing in Michigan all these plants and they're going to build this massive plant. Explain -- I went to the Wharton School of Finance. Why? Why is this good for us? Why? In Tennessee, they are all set to announce a big plant. And the company announced very quickly, very ruthlessly, they have decided to go to Mexico instead. So now they are going to Mexico instead. It's not going to happen. It's not going to happen. We're going to keep our jobs in the United States. You want to do business with some of these countries, they charge you taxes. We don't charge them tax, because we are stupid. We don't charge them. It's not fair. So we need problem solvers. We need leaders and you can't have leadership unless you know how to -- you know, let's -- we are going to make our country rich again. 11:28:28 A woman came up to me and said Mr. Trump, I like you. She is from New Hampshire. I like you so much, but are you a nice enough person to be president? Can you believe it? I said, I think I'm nice. I love people. But it's not -- I told her, I said, I'm nice, believe me. I'm going to take care of people. I'm going to take care of women. I'm going to take care of men. I'm going to take care of the African-Americans. Look at their unemployment rates. It's a record. African-American youths. Look at what's going on in the inner cities. African-American youth, they can't get jobs at all, 60 percent, 70 percent unemployment. I'm going to take care of people. But I said to her, I don't think, I really don't believe this is going to be about am I nice person. I think people are fed up with incompetent politicians that don't get things done. I'm telling you. (APPLAUSE) 11:29:17 I think they are fed up. And I think this is going to be an election that's going to be largely based on competence. Because we want our country back. We want to take it back. We want our country back. So it's really an honor to be with you. It's an incredible group. Behind me is the future... (APPLAUSE) ... except for a couple of people in the audience that I know. Forget them. But this is the future. And I thought I would take a couple of questions. They were asking would I be able to take a couple of questions so it would be my honor.TRUMP: Go ahead, sir, yes. Go ahead, sure. Yes. 11:30:00 QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) TRUMP: Wait, wait. QUESTION: Mr. Trump... TRUMP: You look healthy to me. Go ahead. QUESTION: I would like to thank you for continuing this constructive conversation. As you probably know, President -- sorry, President Bush started PEPFAR, which has been an incredible fund. The President's emergency plan for AIDS relief. It has been very effective at... TRUMP: Good. QUESTION: ... AIDS treatment globally. And what I -- as long as -- with a group of college students across the country really wanted to ask you if you would commit to doubling the number of people on treatment to 30 million people by the year 2020? 11:30:49 TRUMP: Well, I like committing to all of those things. Those are great things. Alzheimer's, AIDS, so many different -- you know, we are close on some of them. On some of them, honestly, with all of the work that has been done -- which hasn't been enough, we are not very close. But the answer is yes, I believe so strongly in that. And we're going to lead the way. We're going to lead the way on that. OK, yes, sir. (APPLAUSE) 11:31:09 QUESTION: Michael (inaudible), here in New Hampshire. TRUMP: Good. QUESTION: And I am impressed that you are here in person, I have to admit. TRUMP: That's good, thank you. QUESTION: I'm going to throw a question at you and I think it's going to be a hard one for you to answer. TRUMP: Go ahead. QUESTION: So, here is the challenge. Compromise has become the dirty word. If the other side said, we would do this, and that, and all they asked was for a tax increase, a specific tax increase or getting rid of a tax deduction, what could you offer at the table again, as a gesture of compromise? 11:31:47 TRUMP: OK, well, let me just tell you, the word compromise is not a bad word to me. As a negotiator, and having written the "Art of the Deal," and having made deals all my life -- and I'm coming out with a book in three weeks. It's a rough title. Does anyone know the title of the book? It's a rough title -- "Crippled America." You know, I tell you, it is a very sad title. Simon & Schuster called me, they said, "We would love to do a book." And I said -- I started writing and I worked with a group, and they're great people. And I realized how much negativity is going on. And I said that. And then they sent this great photographer on, and they took these beautiful pictures of me smiling. I'm smiling, so happy, you know, I'm smiling. I look nice. My wife said, "You look really good, dear." Great. But I didn't use that picture. I used the worst picture in the whole group, and it is mean, it's angry, because I am angry about what's happening to the country and I put it right on the cover of the book. 11:32:39 It's a horrible picture, which shows I don't have as much ego as -- it's a horrible picture, but I like the word compromise. We need compromise, there is nothing wrong with compromise, but it's always good to compromise and win. Meaning, let's compromise and win. Now, as far as taxes are concerned, you know, I put out a plan where I'm reducing taxes very substantially. In fact, we are bringing corporate down to 15 percent. We are bringing tremendous tax reductions to virtually everybody. We are getting rid of a lot of the deductions, like carried interest. Which is meant for the hedge fund deductions, I mean, these are hedge fund deductions. (APPLAUSE) 11:33:17 We are getting rid of them. The hedge fund guys don't want to talk to me anymore. They wanted to give me millions. I am self- funding my campaign. I'm not taking money from hedge funds or anybody else. They want to give me millions, I don't want it. (APPLAUSE) Because if I take it, I have got to be like Jeb Bush, I have got to be like Rubio, I got to be like all these guys, and I got to do what they tell me to do. Because believe me, they are puppets. Believe me, they are puppets. 11:33:39 So, I'm self-funding my campaign, but we have asked for a major tax reduction and a major, major simplification. So I think you will be very happy, and the word compromise is absolutely fine. But if you are going to compromise, ask for about three times more than you want. You understand? So when you compromise, you get what you want. OK. (APPLAUSE) Yes, go ahead. Go ahead. She doesn't have a mic. Who's got a mic, back there? OK, good -- oh, look who we have. Good. (APPLAUSE) 11:34:12 QUESTION: I'm Allie Knowles (ph). I'm Miss America's Outstanding Teen. TRUMP: Good. (APPLAUSE) And I travel across the country and teach kids about saving money, which is hard. Our government doesn't -- isn't even fiscally responsible. So I'm asking every single candidate, and I have been waiting to ask you. TRUMP: In particular. QUESTION: Oh, yeah, of course. So, specifically, what are you going to be doing about the $18 trillion deficit? 11:34:37 TRUMP: All right. Well, what we're going to do, I mean, we do -- and by the way, it's now $19 trillion -- so we have now $119 trillion in deficits, $19 trillion. You know, if you look, we owe -- when I say that -- we owe -- this is what you're talking about -- we owe $19 trillion as a country, and we are going to knock it down and we are going to bring it down big league and quickly. We're going to bring jobs back, we are going to bring business back. We are going -- we are going to stop our deficits. We're going stop our deficits. We are going to do it very quickly. Oh, how? Are you ready? Number one, we have tremendous cutting to do. You have a Department of Education that is totally out of control, massive costs. And you know, most of the -- and some of the Republican candidates like Common Core. I am totally against Common Core. I want local education. (APPLAUSE) 11:35:31 When I am in New Hampshire and Iowa and South Carolina, I want -- so important. So we're going to have that. We're going to save on Department of Environmental Protection because they're not doing it. They're not doing their job and they are making it impossible for our country to compete, and many, many other things. Hundreds of billions of dollars is going to be saved just in terms of running government. In addition to that, I'm going to bring millions of jobs back into this country. OK darling? Thank you. OK. Questions. Yes Madam. 11:36:06 Q: My name is Micaela Connery (?) and in the spirit of problem solving I am wondering if you are at all concerned that some of the divisive language you use on campaign trail undermines your ability to solve problems? 11:36:14 TRUMP: I have to say what I do. You know what? I mean, I understand. I under-- here is the thing. I went to IV league schools,I know what's divisive I know what's not divisive, in all fairness. What you do, I don't want necessarily be politically correct all the way down the line. Because I am seeing people, I see people that can't even function. I see politicians they are afraid to say anything, because it's not politically correct. And they know the answers and they refuse to give them because they're afraid it's not going to be politically correct. I am going to have to be who I am. Now at the same time I am running against a lot of people. It was 16 now it's 15. As you know one dropped out, many are going to be dropping out I think very soon. 11:37:04 If they are smart, they are going to be dropping out. Many. Too many people! Too many people! When it becomes a different kind of a situation you'll see I'm going to be much less divisive. But always remember this, I never start anything, I never start, I said before, counterpuncher. I don't start, they start, they get nasty. Whether it's Graham, whether it's Perry from Texas, I get along great then all of a sudden they start-- because they dying, they are doing so badly, they are doing so badly that they figure-- I don't think anybody in this room wants to have somebody that's not going to fight back. The problem we have in this country is we have people now that don't fight back, they don't fight back. The country is tremendously, the country is being hurt tremendously by it. Ok.Another question. 11:37:56 Q: Mr. Trump my name is Kyle Smith (?) I am a student leader [...] Thank you first of all and I was wondering what your plan is in working across the aisle to Increase civic engagement among millennials, getting college students some. TRUMP: So important. Q: ...and mainly also student loans. 11:38:27 TRUMP: So important and that's gonna be worked on. The one thing I get may be more than any other question is student loans. I am getting it from the students. They go out, they get an education from great colleges, many great colleges. They become the best student in their class, everything is great and then they can't get a job. The best way to solve that is to create jobs. But they can't get jobs. The students are going out. they are in (?) they are borrowing money all over the place. They borrowed the student loan money which is by the way one of the only agencies in government that makes a lot of money. That's the one place maybe we shouldn't be making so much money. 11:39:03 But it's the question that I get more than any other question. We're going to be cutting that down we gonna get people incentive to get out and get an education, but most-- at a much lower price. Don't forget these schools, because they get so much money from government through the students, they are raising their fees to a point that's ridiculous. They don't need to get that kind of money. They don't need to get that kind of money. Because of the fact the government is giving out so much money, you take a look at what's happened to the cost of education and believe me it hasn't gone up that much. So we're going to do a number, we are gonna get those numbers down, and also we're going to have jobs so when you graduate you're going to end up getting a nice job where you're very happy. ok? Thank you. Great question. Go ahead. 11:39:50 Q: What's your perspective on the freedom caucus, of aka I guess tea party which has been at the heart of ? 11:40:02 TRUMP: I love the tea party, I do. I love the tea party. You know what I tell you about the tea party. These are people, in all fairness 'cause you can't really-- these are people that love this country, they do love this country and they want the country to be great. I mean it's very important. Go ahead. 11:40:19 Q: The issue is, for example, I see, not to offend anyone, but quite frankly I see that Planned Parenthood is a deck chair on the Titanic. So that's where I am coming from... TRUMP: But that's their point of view... Q:...to shut down the entire government over it. It's kind of the small world mindset. 11:40:40 TRUMP: They don't want Planned Parenthood funded, and I think a lot of people understand that including me. They don't want it funded, I mean I understand that. You do have that. A lot of people feel that way. 11:41:00 Q: Maybe I am wrong. Maybe you confirm me wrong, but I don't think that you're a friend to women. (applause) What... 11:41:12 TRUMP: I knew I shouldn't have picked her. I knew I shouldn't have picked her. All Right, so let me give you that answer right now. I respect women incredibly. I have had women working for me in positions that they had never worked in terms [...] in terms of so many different jobs, I had a woman who is charge of the building of Trump Tower, many years before it was even-- before anybody would have even thought of it. And did a fantastic job. I have given women more opportunity than I would say virtually anybody in the construction industry. I have a daughter named Ivanka and wife named Melania who constantly want me to talk about women's health issues, because they know how I feel about it. And they know how I feel about women. I respect women, I love women I cherish women. You know Hillary Clinton said he shouldn't cherish. WEll I said , I do cherish, I cherish women. My mother was one of the great people of the world, maybe the greatest ever. My mother. I respect women. 11:42:13 I'm going to take care of women. You know, Jeb Bush didn't want to fund women's health issues. You read that, you saw that. And then he took it back later. I will take care of women and I have great respect for women and I do cherish women and I will take care of women. I will take care also from enemy, meaning the enemy on different shores that's looking to come in and do numbers. Believe me I will take care of people in this country far better than any of the folks that you are looking at right now, that I can tell you. ok.yea, go ahead. 11:42:56 Oh, I thought it was finished. [turns around to prior person asking the question] Q: I want to get paid the same as a man, and I think you understand that. So, if you become president will a woman make the same as a man and do i get to choose what i do with my body? 11:43:12 TRUMP: You're going to make the same if you do as a good a job. You are going to make the same if you do as good a job. And I happen to be pro life. ok, I am pro life. Ok, Any other questions? [invites the next person to ask a question] Harvard, do you go to Harvard? 11:44:04 Q: Hi, this is Sean (?) thank you so much for coming to speak to us today. I have a quick question to something you said early this summer about, basically you said that South Korea takes advantage of the US in terms of the defending spending on the Korean peninsula-- You said [...] are not going to pay anything. I just want to get the facts straight... 11:44:21 TRUMP: Are you from South Korea? Q: No, I was born in Texas raised in Colorado. But I want to say, no matter where I am from I like to get the facts straight, and I want to tell you that that's not true, South Korea paid 861 million dollars... 11:44:36 TRUMP: Which is peanuts compared to what it's costing us. Q: Yea, but the United States also ... TRUMP: Excuse me, excuse me it's peanuts compared to what it's costing. It's peanuts. And by the way they are a very wealthy country. Part of the problem when we are talking about like your question about deficit and about losing, why can't we do-- we're defending Germany, we're defending Japan, South Korea, we are defending so many countries, we get peanuts, we get nothing. You know, you are right we get a small payment. It's a fraction, it's a tiny fraction. I say all the time about SK, I ordered 4,000 TV sets recently for a big project. They all come from SK, my only bidder was SK. Except for Sony which is in Japan and they lost their way, ok. my only bidder, whether it's LG or whether Samsung. These are wealthy countries. We have 28,000 soldiers on the border of SK, so we defend Germany which is sending cars and everything over, making-- it's an eco behemoth, we're defending Japan. So here is the deals that we make, we defend Japan and we have to defend them with our lives. 11:45:49 If anyone attacks Japan we have an agreement, we have to go and attack and fight and die and spend. But if anybody attacks us, Japan doesn't have to do a thing. That's the way we run things. It's not going to happen with me, folks. It's not going to happen with me. And if we are defending people that are far richer than us, they are gonna have to pay for it. We want to help them. But why are we defending Germany, why are we defending South Korea, Japan and don't do anything for us. We are going to have great relationships, but why do we pay the cost of defending in the world? And you know when you are looking at your military budget, yea, it's far higher than anybody else's. you know why it's higher? Because we are defending all these countries, not helping us. We're going to change things around and we're going to make America great again, believe me. That you all very much. Thank you. Thank you. ---END LINDSEY GRAHAM SPEECH: WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P2 WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH 10:05:55 GRAHAM: Out of respect for people, I won't dance. (LAUGHTER) When I first announced for the Senate I took Senator Thurmond's place. Anybody heard of Senator Thurmond? Yes, we change senators every 50 years whether we need to or not. (LAUGHTER) So Bob Dole was my National Chairman. Strom Thurmond, and James Brown was the entertainment. (LAUGHTER) What's the moral of the story? No one knew I was there. (LAUGHTER) And seeing Bob Dole trying to keep time was... (LAUGHTER) ... sort of worth it all. Speaking trying to keep time. I want to take some questions I've enjoyed -- thank God for New Hampshire. It's the last place... (APPLAUSE) ... it's the last place on earth where you can meet 20 people running for president if you're lucky. (LAUGHTER) 10:06:56 So keep South Carolina in your prayers; it's been a tough year. The Charleston shooting, I would like to just note the people in the Mother Emanuel Church did a better job of representing my state and mankind than I could have ever hoped to have done, so. (APPLAUSE) If you're looking for a model to follow go to that church. It is really been tough; 18 inches of rain in 18 hours down in Charleston; I hope these dams hold, but our Governor and her whole team's doing a great job. So let's talk about our country a little bit. Do you agree that America's worth fighting for? (APPLAUSE) 10:07:47 Yes? You think it's worth dying for? (APPLAUSE) Is it worth compromising for? (APPLAUSE) In many ways it is easier to go to Afghanistan than it is Washington. (LAUGHTER) At least you know who the enemy is. So I want to talk to you a little bit about trade-offs. Anybody married? (LAUGHTER) I think you know what I'm talking about. Life, at its best, is a series of trade-offs. Hey, Paul. So the bottom line here's what the next president needs to do, whoever who he or she may be. They need to get us in a room in Washington, come to the White House, have a drink, maybe more than one. (LAUGHTER) 10:08:38 Get everybody liquored up and solve problems. (LAUGHTER) So this is what Reagan and O'Neill did: campaign finance reform. You want to get money out of politics? (APPLAUSE) Yes. Join my campaign. (LAUGHTER) We -- we've accomplished that. (LAUGHTER) (APPLAUSE) Citizens United has to be revisited because it's going to be pretty hard to solve any problem with unlimited giving by unknown people. (APPLAUSE) 10:09:26 So it will probably take a Constitutional Amendment, but I think there's a way to get there, and that would be a priority to me because if you don't get this fixed I think the days of problem solving are behind us when you got 158 families financing half -- giving half the money, and one, I want to know who they are, by the way; call them up. (LAUGHTER) Something's broken there. Debt. Do you all agree that debt is a no-label problem? (APPLAUSE) 10:10:05 The debt that we're about to pass on future generations could care less if you're a Republican family or a Democratic family. Now what drives the debt? Spending, well, that's pretty clever. What drives the debt over time? Spending on what? Entitlement reform. How many of you think Social Security is worth saving? (APPLAUSE) Me too. 10:10:30 Social Security and Medicare are programs that people depend on for a quality of life when they retire. They're jeopardy of being overwhelmed because 80 million baby boomers, of which I'm one, are going to retire in the next 20 years, 25 years. Anybody born from '46 to '64? (APPLAUSE) Yes. Anybody born after '64? (APPLAUSE) Good luck. (LAUGHTER) You're going to need it. So have you heard of Simpson-Bowles? All right. 10:11:10 Here's what I would do if I were president, I would dust it off and I'd use it as a template, because there's no way you can tax your way out of this problem. 80 million people are going to retire in mass, we're going to be down to two workers for every retiree in the next 20 years. In 1950 there were 16 workers for every retiree, in 20 years it's going to be two. Now Strom Thurmond had four kids after he was 67; if you're willing to do that we may can turn this around. (LAUGHTER) If you think you can do that you probably have a high opinion of yourself. (LAUGHTER) So, and I'm not betting on you can deliver, so I'm going to Plan B. (LAUGHTER) 10:12:01 So what do you do? You got a lot of people wanting their Social Security checks and their Medicare bills paid, and you got two people paying FICA taxes and Social -- and Medicare taxes. Simpson-Bowles is a great trade-off; here's what Republicans have to do: we have to eliminate deductions in the tax code that many of us enjoy. 1.2 trillion a year given away in deductions, we're going to have to bring some of that money back into the Treasury and we're going to have to put it on debt, and we're going to have to violate pledges that all of us have signed. Have you heard of the Grover Norquist Pledge? Now, I like Grover, and here's what Grover says, "If you eliminated deduction, let's say second home interest deduction, something that would be hard but if you eliminated that, under the pledge you'd have to take all the money to buy down tax rates." The problem with that is no Democrat's going to get in the room to adjust the age or retirement or means to it as benefits. 10:12:59 So what Simpson-Bowles requires is for Republican to eliminate a deduction, take some of the revenue to pay down debt, and what do our Democratic friends have to do in return? We have to adjust the age of retirement because we're all living so much longer and we have to ask people in my income level, I make $175 thousand a year, I'm not saying I'm worth it, but that's what we pay ourselves. (LAUGHTER) We're going to ask upper-income Americans to take smaller benefits, not draconian-cuts, but some, smaller COLAs to get the baby boomers through retirement in dignity without whipping out the country. (APPLAUSE) Now that's Simpson-Bowles. (APPLAUSE) 10:13:43 So when you hear a -- when you hear a Republican say, "I won't do revenue." That means that you're not going to help the country. When you hear a Democrat say, "We don't need to deal or mess with Social Security Medicare." That means you got your head in the sand. We're $70 dollars short of the money we need over the next 75 years to pay the Medicare Social Security Bills. If you took the entire wealth of the one percent, including their dogs... (LAUGHTER) ... everything, you're $30 trillion, you're half of what you need, you're not going to grow the economy enough to close the gap, and if you eliminate the Defense Department, which is 20 percent of one third of the budget, you don't even move the needle. So we know what to do, let's just do it. (APPLAUSE) 10:14:35 Immigration. I had six primary opponents over this one topic. I've been working on this for a decade, I'm called Lindsey Grahamnesty and Lindsey Gomez. (LAUGHTER) To all the Gomez's other there, I'll try to honor the family name. (LAUGHTER) My big sin was I would sit down with Democrats and try to find the way forward to deal with a very difficult issue. (APPLAUSE) And I tell you what the -- the trade-offs are simple; on the Republican side, once we secure the border, which we all want, once we increase legal immigration, which most of us believe we need, crush her (ph) down to two workers unless you have a bunch of kids after you're 67, you better be looking around for workers. Most all of us want to control who gets a job from the National E-Verify system, but we break down at the 11 million. Here's the problem on my side of the isle; we cannot seem to embrace a rational solution to the 11 million. 10:15:37 Anytime you touch this it's amnesty this and amnesty that. The one thing I'm here to tell you is that you can talk about immigration reform, you can vote for immigration reform in the reddest or red states and you can still win because I am still here. (APPLAUSE) So we had -- I had six opponents from mildly disturbed to completely insane. (LAUGHTER) The insane guy's the one I worry the most about. I won by 41 points, and here's what I told people in South Carolina, "Tell me how you deport 11 million people, physically do it. Tell me how you fix immigration without one Democratic vote." To my Democratic friends, if you will meet me in the middle I will meet you in the middle, and we have done it time and time again, so... (APPLAUSE) 10:16:45 If I am president of the United States we're not going to quit until we get this right. And my friends in the House, we have sent you three bills that got over 65 votes dealing with immigration comprehensively, it is time for you to up your game. (APPLAUSE) Once you secure your border, once you control who gets a job, once you increase legal immigration, no one wants a felon as to the 11 million who are non-felons. You stay on our terms, you have to learn our language; I don't speak it well, but look how far I've come. (LAUGHTER) 10:17:26 You have to pay a fine, you have to pay taxes, you have to get in the back of the line and you have to wait 10 years for a green card, but here's what I will never agree to: I hate the European model of second-class citizens. If we're going to let you stay here all of your life we're going to let you be part of the country. (APPLAUSE) How many of you here believe climate change is real? (APPLAUSE) I do too. (APPLAUSE) 10:18:07 So here's the trade-off; for those of you who believe climate change is real you're going to have to deal with a guy like me who will push a lower carbon economy over time in a business friendly way. The great trade-off is energy producers and environmentalists in a room trying to find over a 50 year period a way to go to a lower carbon economy in the mean time, responsibly exploring for fossil fuels that we own and trying to create alternative energy in every sector of the economy. 10:18:43 (UNKNOWN): (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: It is to me, folks, a problem needs to be solved, not a religion. So our -- so my friends on the left who making this a religion, you're making a mistake. To my friends on the right who deny the science, tell me why. I'm not a scientist, I made a D science. You know why? Because she'd never given an F. (LAUGHTER) 10:19:03 So. But I've been to the Antarctic, I've been to Greenland, I've been to Alaska and I've heard from people who live in these regions how the climate is changing. And when 90 percent of Climatologists tell you it's real, who am I to tell them they don't know what they're talking about. So the... (APPLAUSE) ... the trade-off is Joe Lee Rimming, John Kerry and Lindsey Graham got closed (ph) and we had the whole spill in the Gulf. More nuclear power because it's a good job creating method of energy, it's non-emitting. Exploring for all in gas in a reasonable way. Pushing low carbon technologies, having the government involved until we can get a foot hold on a lower carbon alternative energy economy in setting carbon targets that would give America clean water and clean air. Those are the trade-offs. 10:19:58 Finally, and I'll take questions, there's no foreign policy element to no labels. Should there be? Let me tell you about a group who buys into no labels. Radical Islam is very much into no labels; they look out into this audience and they don't see anything different, and if you spent two minutes you'd see a lot of things different in this audience in terms Liberal, Conservative, Moderate, Libertarian, Vegetarian. (LAUGHTER) Baptist, Jew, you name it we got it. They see us all the same; we're Americans, we buy into the idea of worshipping God the individual way, not the group way or maybe not at all. We buy into electing our leaders, not having them thrust upon us. We buy into the idea that young women have value. (APPLAUSE) 10:20:57 So here's the thought, if we can't agree that Radical Islamic terrorists, who crucify children, who sell women into slavery in the name of God, who slaughter everybody in the faith that disagrees with them, who throws gay couples off roofs. If we can't come together and say that we stand united against you, we're making a mistake. (APPLAUSE) 10:21:30 So I will tell you ladies and gentlemen how to solve this problem with terrorism is a bit complicated. Uniting against it should be as easy as wanting to solve the other problems I just described. Let me just say this in ending; three thousand of us died on 9/11 for one reason: they couldn't kill more of us. If they would they could. I've never been more worried about another 9/11 then I am right now. The enemies of mankind, not just this nation, are getting stronger and getting more lethal by the day. 10:22:16 I hope that no labels could find some accommodate for foreign policy plank that says the following, "America should lead, we should be involved, we should help others deal with the problem, common to mankind and it is more than dropping a bomb." I am the chairman of the Foreign Operations Sub-Committee, in charge of all the foreign aid in the federal budget. I believe that the PEPFAR Program that Bush created in Africa is making a safer and is making us better. 10:22:53 I believe that foreign assistance will do more damage to radical Islam over the arc of time than a bomb. I believe that educating a young, poor girl in a remote region in the Mid-East is the ultimate antidote to terrorism. (APPLAUSE) I believe that America, at her best, is the hope of mankind. Let us be at our best. Thank you. (APPLAUSE) 10:23:39 QUESTION: Senator, welcome to New Hampshire. Representative of Balus Herald (ph). My question to you is -- is a veterans issue, and I know you're a veteran, you've been up there many years. You all passed a Veterans Accountability Act, and a lot of people bragged about it and used veterans as political pawns and not one person was fired. There's a bill of 10-82 on the Veterans Accountability Act where only a few senators have signed on board. My question is why have you and none of the Republicans and Democrats come together, it's been up there for years, to fix the V.A. system where we got veterans dying? (APPLAUSE) 10:24:21 GRAHAM: One, thank you for your service. The reform that we did pass, with Senator McCain's leadership, allows veterans a choice card if they live over 40 miles from a facility, they can go to a local doctor or a hospital. If you wait over 30 days you can access a local doctor or hospital. In New Hampshire your local provider's in Vermont. So that was a pretty big deal for people in New Hampshire, but your point is well taken. We're fighting a bureaucracy that's not going to give up without a fight. How about this idea? If you've served your country and you're eligible for health care, give you a card where you can go anywhere you want to go anytime you want to go. (APPLAUSE) 10:25:08 Now that costs money, but money well spent. But you can't do that unless you deal with entitlements. By 2040 all the money you spend in taxes or -- send in taxes goes to pay Medicare Social Security and interests on the debt. Do you get where I'm coming from? There'll be no money left for the Department of Defense, no money left for the Department of Education, no money left for the V.A.. If you don't turn it around the tsunami of entitlement spending by age taxing, means testing and flattening out the tax code to generate revenue, it is all talk. So count me in for helping the veteran, count me in for helping the Alzheimer's patient, count me in for helping people overseas who need our help to reconstruct their lives so they can push back against radical Islam. Count me in for all this, but let me tell you, none of it's going to happen if the next president of the United States can't get us in a room and do something like Simpson-Bowles. (APPLAUSE) 10:26:10 QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: Can't hear you. QUESTION: (OFF-MIKE) GRAHAM: The crowd's turning on you. (LAUGHTER) 10:26:22 QUESTION: As far as I know, the Constitution requires Congress to declare war. Last time Congress declared war, to my knowledge, in December of '41. We've been in a lot of wars and we haven't won very many since then. So would you require a congressional deceleration of war before we go, and then if you declare war, go to win it? 10:26:48 GRAHAM: All right. I think we've declared war five times in the history of the Nation. The one thing you can't have is 535 commander and chiefs; that's not a way to conduct military operations. So the bottom line is would I seek congressional authorization to use force to destroy ISIL in Syria? Yes, I would, but I don't think I'm required to do so because I think ISIL is a direct threat to our homeland. How many of you believe that ISIL wants to hit us if they could? (APPLAUSE) How many of you believe that the number one job of the president of the United States is to be commander and chief and protect the homeland? (APPLAUSE) 10:27:35 So let me tell you what I would do to destroy ISIL. You're not going to do it from the air; you got to have a ground component. We have 3,500 Americans on the ground in Iraq, General Kane (ph), who's the architect of the surge, says we need about 10 thousand. The good news is that's a fraction of what we've had in the past; a couple Army aviation battalions with American helicopters flown by American pilots to take the fight to ISIL and Ramadi and Mosul more affectively. Special forces on the ground; if they've picked up the phone, they got in the car, we'd be on top of them to disrupt their operations. Forward air controllers to drop bombs on the right people, 70 percent of the air craft come back with the bombs on the racks. Trainers at the battalion level so the Iraqis won't cut and run. That's what I would do, and I want you to know that before you vote, that if you vote for me, whatever it takes as long as it takes till we destroy these bastards is my view of ISIL. (APPLAUSE) WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH P2 10:28:29 Now as to Syria. I don't know if there's anybody left to train, but a no fly zone would be a great relief to the Syrian people. (APPLAUSE) Establishing a place for them to go without being barrel-bombed would be a great step. A safe-haven enclave to start training people without fear of being killed, having the region buy into what we're doing. The good news is that every Arab country and Turkey is against Assad being in power because he's a puppet of Iran. And the real good news is the Syrian people are not radical Islamists, to say they are is a slander to them; I have been there a lot and they're not going to accept Assad as their leader because he's massacred their families. 10:29:13 So what would I do? I'd ask for a regional force, create an enclave, train the free Syrian army for affectively and support them from a regional point of view, and I would ask Congress to help me and I would go in with a goal of winning, and when you bring them down you better stay because if you leave too soon it repeats itself again; this is a generational struggle. Syria has been raped and decimated, the amount of money to reconstruct Syria is going to be enormous, but it should come from the entire world, not just us. The Arabs should pay for this war, we've paid for the last two. (APPLAUSE) 10:29:51 None of that's possible unless you rebuild your military; we're on track to have the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915, we'll be spending half of what we normally spend on defense, 2.3 percent in terms of GDP by 2021, given the threats that's insane. And it's just not the defense budget that's being cut, the NIH budget's being cut, the CDC's budgets been cut. So let's replace these defense cuts, non-defense cute, across the board with more rational ways of getting out of debt, and that goes to entitlement reform and tax cut reforms. So the answer to me -- to your question is that I would seek Congress' blessing, but I would not let a dysfunctional Congress keep me from defending America against an enemy that is surely coming here. (APPLAUSE) And I am fighting to win; winning is my goal, destroying these bastards is my goal. 10:30:45 QUESTION: All right, thank you Senator Graham for being here. My name is... GRAHAM: Strong letter to follow. QUESTION: ... my name is Kyle Oasting (ph), I'm the No Labels College Chapter Leader at Indiana University. (APPLAUSE) I just want to say... GRAHAM: Do you know anybody in New Hampshire? QUESTION: Do I know anybody in New Hampshire? GRAHAM: Yes, because Indiana's way down the road. 10:31:08 QUESTION: I know, right? (LAUGHTER) I just want to say as a Republican as well, thank you for running for president and for being a voice of reason in this race, it's much appreciated. (APPLAUSE) A few years ago Wall Street crashed and they got a bail out while the middle class still crashed and they haven't gotten a bail out. Today Wall Street is doing greater than ever. What is -- what is your plan, specifically, to make sure than Main Street gets their bail out? Because it's long overdue. Thank you. 10:31:35 GRAHAM: OK, thank you. (APPLAUSE) Rather than the government bailing out Main Street, how about creating jobs on Main Street? (APPLAUSE) If you think the government is the salvation of the middle class don't vote for me. If you think jobs are the salvation for the middle class vote for me. (APPLAUSE) A little about me. I grew up in the back of a liquor store, this is why I would be a good president for you. (LAUGHTER) My mom and my dad, neither one of them finished high school, they owned a liquor store, a bar and a pool room. We lived in one room until I was in high school. I was well loved, they worked six days a week; it's a hard way to make a living. When I was -- I went to college for the first time of anyone in my family in 1975 after coming back from my first vacation to Disney World, which was like going to Mars... (LAUGHTER) 10:32:39 ... my mom was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. By June of '76 she had passed. We got wiped out because we were under insured. 15 months later my dad dies, I'm 22 my sister's 13. If it had not been for Social Security Survivor Benefits we would not have made it, so when I talk about Social Security I know what I am talking about. I would give up some benefits today; I'm 60, I'm not married, I don't have any kids, I've got a 401(k) plan, I've got a congressional retirement, I got a military retirement, I would gladly give up some COLA and shave my benefits to save a system worth saving so it's there for other people who need for than I do. (APPLAUSE) 10:33:19 To -- to those who worry about the economy, a $15 minimum wage is going to displace people, not grow the middle class. The middle class is somebody who has to not go on vacation when the child's sick. You make too much to be on government assistance, but you still live paycheck to paycheck. Let me end on this note; competition for labor is the best hope of the middle class. When a bunch of people wanting to hire you, not a few people. 10:33:46 So why did Boeing come to South Carolina? They could have gone anywhere in the friggin' world. Why did Valvo come to South Carolina? Why did BMW come to South Carolina? Because we wanted them to come to South Carolina. We would take your work force needs, go to the technical colleges and train a work force superior to second to none, ready to go, helping you help yourself; we would get permits done in times that you never even envisioned, still being environmentally sensitive. We had a tax structure that welcomed you; there's a reason they came to South Carolina, and let me tell you what happened to the middle class in South Carolina. Everybody who has a manufacturing business had to pay more because if you didn't your employee was going to go to Boeing. The best thing I can do for waitresses in this country and waiters is to train an environment somebody will open up a restaurant across the street and hire you away. 10:34:46 I want to take what we did in South Carolina to Washington. I want to unleash the greatest economy in the world; people are more screwed up then we are. We're this far away from energy independence, manufacturing with the right kind of tax code can bloom, we can take this money partner (ph) overseas, bring it back in and One Time Good Deal and the Highway Trust Fund, we can build roads and we can build bridges, and these technologies you have in your pocket may be made in China, but they were invented here. 10:35:16 Our best days are ahead. We're going to lean into our enemies, we're going to hold each other and we're going to solve problems for the good of us all. Thank you very, very much. (APPLAUSE) END MARTIN OMALLEY SPEECH: NY INTERPLAY SLUG: WASH 8 NO LABELS EVENT NH 09:03:20 O'MALLEY: Thanks, very, very much. OK, thank you. Governor Engler, thanks very, very much. One little correction by way of problem solving, as you can see from the backdrop behind me. I am not yet in Las Vegas. But I will be going out to Las Vegas. I am talking to you from Baltimore, Maryland. Land of the free and home of the brave, and it's a great honor to be able to talk with all of you, at least in this way. And I'm looking forward to the Democratic party finally joining this game, and having a debate about how we solve our nation's problems. It's a wonderful idea, isn't it? Both parties having debates? 09:04:00 So, look, I want to thank Senator Lieberman. I want to thank Governor Huntsman. And I also want to thank Governor Engler. And I especially want to acknowledge Nancy Jacobson, who I've known for many, many years, and is the founder of the No Labels movement. I thought I would share a few ideas with you before we go to question and answer. And as I often say when I'm given the talk on the chair in New Hampshire, by golly, if you have answers, make sure you raise your hand first. 09:04:28 Because really, what we are doing in the context of this presidential campaign is not only selecting a person to lead us forward, but also we are on a search for answers, aren't we? That sort of deeper understanding that we must achieve as a people that actually precedes the better actions we need to take as a country. The better actions that will make our country stronger, so we can give our children and future with more opportunity and -- rather than less. So, let me do a couple of things in the next few minutes before we open it up. I want to share with you first of all my take on what I believe are -- the theory of our case is as a nation right now, and then I want to share with you a little bit about my experience, which is the experience of solving problems. And then I want to talk to you about something I'm seeing out in our country today, which is not only a yearning for new leadership, but the emerging of a new way of governing, which I see coming up and emanating out of our cities and towns and also coming up from the attitudes and the perspective of the next generation of Americans. So let's begin, shall we? 09:05:36 You and I are part of a living, self-creating mystery called the United States of America. But the promise that's at the heart of that mystery is actually a very real and concrete promise. It's a covenant among us and between us that says wherever you start in our country you start, but through your own hard work, your own talent, you should be able to get ahead. Call it the -- call it an economy that works for all us, call it the American Dream, it is the actions that solve problems and address challenges in every generation so that we can include more of our people more fully in the economic success of our country. That's what it means to be an American. 09:06:23 The truth of our times, the hard truth of our times that we must acknowledge, however, is this. While we have come a long way since the Wall Street crash of 2008, our country still faces big challenges and big problems. Thanks to President Obama's leadership, we are now creating jobs again as a country. And of course, we're the only species on the planet without full employment, so there is no progress without jobs. So our country is doing better, but the hard truth of our times is that 70 percent of us are earning the same or less today than we were 12 years ago. And that's not how our economy is supposed to work, that's not how our country is supposed to work. There is a growing injustice in our country today, and this growing injustice is leading to income inequality like we haven't seen for a hundred years and declining opportunities for our kids. And this problem won't solve itself, we need to solve it. 09:07:22 We are Americans. Our economy is not money, it is people, it is all of our people. And so we have to invite one another -- Democrats, Independents and Republicans -- to return to the table of democracy and solve these problems, not with words but with actions. My experience is the -- not the experience so much of a legislator, but my experience as a mayor and governor is the experience of an executive, of a person who has forged new consensus after new consensus in order to get things done. What sort of things? I'm talking about tackling the worst violent crime problem of any city in America and achieving record reductions in violent crime, even as we achieved record reductions in our incarceration rate. 09:08:15 I'm talking about making our public schools number one in America. I'm talking about making college more affordable for more people by going four years in a row in a recession without a penny's increase in college tuition. Passing a living wage, raising the minimum wage, passing marriage equality and the DREAM Act and passing the most comprehensive gun safety legislation of any state in America after the slaughter of the innocent in Newtown. Now, none of those things were -- none of those things was easy; they were all difficult. And we didn't get them done by running to our labeled corners. No. Instead, we invited one another to come with ideas to help us solve these problems. And that is the new way of leadership that I believe the people of our country are demanding of all of their elected leaders. 09:09:09 One of the happy things I came home with after traveling around the country for a year before I was -- before I made the decision to run for president was the realization that most people in our nation actually feel a lot better about how their cities are run today than they did 10 or 15 years ago. Why is that? It's not because their cities are necessarily rolling in cash; in fact, we haven't had a federal program and a federal action for cities in decades. What -- the reason why people are feeling better about how their cities are governed is because of entrepreneurial men and women who take on that title of mayor and actually go to work every day to get things done. They're not afraid of the information age, they know everybody can see and know things at the same time they do, so they don't obsess with trying to maintain a time advantage that they know things before the public knows them. 09:10:07 Shimon Peres, I once heard speak, and he said that, in this information age, the people are now smarter than their leaders and they know more than their leaders. So, what does this mean for us as states and a country? I believe that we need to embrace new technology, the Internet, geographic information systems to make our state and federal governments performance measured entities, so that all of us, as citizens controlling this enterprise can see whether we are doing better this week than we were last week. But most of our governments are led on the tyranny of last year's budget. Lots of department heads can tell you what sort of budget they want for next year, but very few of them can tell you specifically, at least at the state and federal levels, whether we are doing any better this week in solving our problems than we were last week. But in cities, they can, increasingly, more and more. 09:11:01 You see, the nature of leadership has changed, as I see it. And this is -- especially want to talk to the young people who are there in the room. In the time that you have come of age, there has been a big shift in leadership. And I'm going to hold something up and show it to you. It used to be that leadership was this triangle, this hierarchy, this pyramid of command and control where the leader needed to be at the top and have all the information and hoard it, and things got done on the basis of because I said so, or worse, on the basis of ideology. But the nature of leadership has changed in the information age. And the place for the leader to be now is in the center of the emerging truth, in a circle of collaboration and cooperation, and yes, dialogue and communication around problem-solving, asking one another every day, are the things we are doing working to achieve a better result, or not? 09:12:12 If they are, we should do more of it . If it's not, we should stop doing it and do less of it. So, that is the way I have always governed. And I think part of what has allowed the to do that is I am of a different generation than some of my older baby boomer brothers and sisters or parents. I don't ask if an idea is from the left or from the right, or whether it's Democratic or Republican, I ask whether it works. And if it works, we do it. And that is how we have been able to achieve som