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great with that characterization? could you amplify on a? >> i probably do agree. i think their art to donald trump's, there's the public version that people see and i do not what they see exactly. it seems to have worked over my lifetime. it is probably different than i think the personal donald trump. i think ben would say it and he said it pretty well that perhaps there are two donald trump's. well, i am somebody who is a thinker. i'm a big thinker. i have my ideas and they are strong. typically they have worked out. what i wanted to -- the thing that been alluded to is make america great again. that is very simple. i want to make america great again. we have so many problems whether it's military, trade, military, tray, borders, terrorism, we have so many problems. you look at our deck, 19,000,000,000,000 $19 trillion going up to $21 trillion in a very short time. we are are going to straighten things out.
>> 's it policy or politics you? >> both. doctor carson is both. it's going to be very much on policy. he was very strong a policy. >> you have been talking about unity on the campaign trail and on the debate last night, can you fill us in on any outreach efforts you're making to capitol hill. i also want to ask about an islamic state question. >> we have been called by the biggest people in politics, not only republican politics but also the biggest people in republican politics. over the last couple weeks. you saw paul ryan reached out, a, a terrific guy i have always respected and liked him. not necessarily agree on everything because i'm very strong on borders a very strong on security. i think paul is going to have his views and certain things will change.
but paul bryant reached out and we had a great conversation. many other people at the top, top level. i get a kick, as you covering one person who is a donald trump let's be stopped and i talked him two days before and he said donald we need to come together. we have been contacted by many of the biggest people in republican politics. >> but they are reaching out to us because they see what is happening. we are getting millions and millions of people, additional people. people the republican party has not had before. i sent it last night in the debate, is the biggest story in politics is what is happening. we are we are having millions and millions of people, and vote for the republicans. they get out, register republican, i have had somebody people tell me i have never voted republican in my life, i left the left the democrats in order to register as a republican so i could vote for you. independence, democrats, we are, we are up 65% more than that. millions of people more. that is what i'm saying. the republicans now want to embrace it.
>> i want to ask about islamic state. the last night in the debate you talked about potentially sending up to 30,000 troops to troops to the middle east, that is more troops than bush sent to afghanistan. >> we need to get rid of isis. it will be up to the generals. the generals will be able to play the game. i want to make sure that we have the right general, we don't want the wrong general talking to us. but we are going to find the right general. the. the right guy. or persons, or woman. >> are you prepared for a long war. >> no, it will be very quick, it will be very powerful. >> to questions, on burying the hatchet with you and doctor ben carson, you mentioned politics, do you personally regret any of the things you said about doctor ben carson? >> i was thinking about it yesterday. i have such respect for ben. if you notice, the cnn poll claim out 49 - 15. how do you like that been? he would not have been happy. if you notice during this whole thing nationally are talking about, they say ultimately it's
probably the most important. cnn comes out 49 for trump and 15 for the two others. the one person that just kept making up on me, i could not lose him, was doctor ben carson. i cannot cannot lose that guy. i was doing well and trump would be at 28 at that that time. i remember when it was 28 and ben was 18. then he was 19, then the next week he was at 22. i said. i said whoa, what is happening here, i don't like this. then he was 24, then i had a pretty good fall where i took a leave in one. but then what happened is it was i believe, nbc, wall street journal always gives me bad polls. all thank you for the nice things you say about me. you are so nice, thank you. sitting next to david. okay. thank you very much.
now she is going to be bad because she's embarrassed but i just want to thank you. so ben would always be there and then we had one poll where ben went ahead. it was the biggest story worldwide. i said, this guy is unbelievable. so i started going after ben. it's politics, ben understands that. i was really impressed with the way he fought back because he fought back with silence and strength. i even comment on it and someone else would've gone wild. he has great confidence in himself. i was very impressed. it is true. he is the one person -- i use the expression, i could not use them, cannot shake him. he did so well. it just goes up, up so steady and solid. i fought fought back and i hit him hard. and with politics, and ben understands that.
he handled it with such dignity, i frankly thought it was amazing. i gained a lot of respect for him. >> on that point mr. trump, you trump, you talk about the to donald trump's and doctor ben carson brought that up, then he say things like i want to punch a protester in the face or when you say things about doctor ben carson, is a just politics or? >> it is politics and it is fact. we have had some violent people as protesters. they are not just people that they oh, these are people that punch, they are violent people. i get the biggest crowds by far, not even a contents. you people don't like to report it but the one thing good about protesters is you have thing good about protesters is you have to go into the stadiums with 25 and 30,000 people and at least you see, the cameras never turn and show the stadium but they never do. but when there is a protester in the corner it's great because they do. it's a negative as opposed to a positive so they turn. we had a couple that were very violent. a particular one that i said i
would like to bang him, it was a guy who is swinging, he was very loud and then started swinging at the audience. and the audience swung back. i thought it was very appropriate. he was swinging, hitting people, and the audience hit back. that is what. that is what we need a little bit more. now i'm not talking about just a protester. this was a guy who should not have been allowed to do what he did. break if you want to know the truth, the police were very, very restrained. the police have been amazing. the police were very, very restrained. >> mr. trump did ever come to you and say this debate needs to be. [inaudible] >> i just think it was time. i said before it was a very elegant debate. it is very
substance. ben came in and said it was a very beautiful debate last night. it has gotten great reviews as a debate. i will not tell people that i won even though i did win. i refuse to say that. time magazine, slate 84, fox, 91 percent, with fox i don't believe it. new jersey.com 81 percent. we had a debate last night and i had a debate last night and i think i did what i had to do. we had enough debates in my opinion. these debates they had been like wwe. too much. i think last night was something that was very important come off like that. and the candidates did not speak about it, it just sort of morphed into a very dignified debate. >> you said in the debate last night you are undecided whether
you will accept -- before the general election if you're going to raise money. if you go that route doesn't it undermine your pledge that you will not. >> i will not be taking money. if anything the party will be taken money. i will not be. the party might take money. it's up to the party. that's up to them, it's not up to me. i have cell phone in my campaign, i guess i'll be into 50 or $60 million at a minimum. i am someone that is a business person. even when i donate. the money is sort of irrelevant. i have a natural instinct to be a little careful with money because that is the way it i am and that's how we need to be with our country. i expect to have a tremendous amounts of money by the time we finished. i guess right now i'm into maybe $30 million or maybe more. other people are in for 150,000,000 dollars and are nowhere. they are out of the race. i'm very proud of the race we have run.
someone said you can't do this for a month but i know the system better than anybody. i know because i was on the other side of the system. when they talk about campaign finance laws in these different things, i know it from the real side. not from the politicians i. >> mr. trump, i want to go back what doctor carson said this morning on the radio and hear about the to donald trump's. so. so many people know u.s. and like you for your public persona. is that the real donald trump or is that something we do not the question marks. >> well it is an interesting question. i do do not like to over analyze myself. but i will tell you that i try to be who i am. i want to be honest. certain questions are asked of me and i give a straight answer as opposed to the politically correct answer. i know. i know the politically correct business more than anybody. >> are you different in private. >> we are at a point where we have to start being truthful
with our country. like the question on islam. i'm answering the question. i know the exact answer, i could have given an answer the other night with anderson cooper which would've been perfect and nobody would have been talking about it, it would have been fine. but there is a problem and we have to find out what the problem is. we have to solve the problem. you are not known to solve the problem unless you know there is a problem. i want to answer questions honestly and forthrightly and even if i am on a big stage with all of these cameras around i need to answer honestly. the only way we are going to sell the difficulties of her country -- go-ahead. >> just on the same lines, why are there to donald trump's? did you at some point make a conscious decision to behave differently in public. >> i think there is one donald trump, but certainly you have somebody who sits, reads, and thanks. i. i am a thinker. i have been a thinker. perhaps people do not think of
me that way because you do not see me in that form. i thought it was very nice what been set actually because it is another side of me. i am a very deep thinker. thinker. i know what is happening, okay. >> are we going to start seeing more of that side of you? >> i am going to work with ben on so many different things. i will be honest, when i was with ben yesterday the thing that most impressed me, i know all about his views on health care because i have heard them and i have always felt that he knew more about it than the other people on the stage. perhaps he should because that is what he is doing. i was most impressed with his views on education. it is is a strength. it is a tremendous strength. so ben is going to be involved with us in any aspect he wants to be but in particular on those two subjects. >> more of the toned down version of what we saw last night and what doctor carson said is your cerebral side, do you plan to tone down your
performances? >> i did not go there is a toned down person. whatever happens happens. you have to have to be able to swing with the punches. to be honest with you, i did not know -- if i was hit i would've hit back. there are people who who said to me it doesn't matter, let them call you names, let them do whatever they want, stand there and take it. you are leading, you leading, you have a substantially, nobody's going to be too. don't do anything. and i said, i can't do that. when somebody. when somebody hits, i have to hit back. so i thought there are very respectful yesterday. frankly i thought everybody did well. i use the expression, i thought it was a very elegant debate last night. >> two quick things. he said earlier that you felt we had enough debates. there's potentially another debate
scheduled on march 20 first. is your suggestion to the rnc is that we have had enough. >> how many times do you have to give the same answer to the same question question what do you agree that been? same question, same people, same everything. it would be nice to finish with us on, that cnn did a fantastic job last night. i thought jake was a great moderator. it was just a really nice way to finish up the debate season. i really thought it was enough debates. i don't there's another reason for more. the democrats are not getting ratings at all. our debates are getting very big ratings. one of those things. i think we have had enough the networks want them, i i don't think any of the candidates want them. >> there's a phrase you have been using for the last several days on the trail and in interviews, you said embracing to the republican party.
as he moves forward now and as the contest starts to limit, what are you going to do? are you going to find yourself surrounding yourself with more people who are endorsing use? >> i was saying the republican party should come together and embrace these millions of people that are going down and voting. in south carolina, new hampshire, no matter where it is there millions and millions of people. we are going to bring down the list and i do not want to bore you people but we had some states that were up 102% from four years ago. there is something happening, something beautiful to see. these are people who have never voted. i have people coming up and said -- on talking about 40, 50, 60, 70 years old. somebody people they say mr. trump i have never mr. trump i have never voted before. they have a trump shirt on. they never put a political shirt on in their lives. they never had confidence in the people that they were voting for. they said literally, when i shake hands with people or when
i sign autographs people are saying i have never voted before mr. trump. i'm so proud to be voting. some people do early voting. it's an amazing an amazing thing. what i said to the republican party with the establishment, if there is such a income i guess i used to be a member of that eight months ago, if there is such a thing - for there is, i said embrace it, not fighting it. instead of fighting me like these people for club for growth, people came to my office and asked for $1 million. i don't even know who they are. they asked me for 1,000,000 dollars dollars and i said well let me think about it. and i found out who they are and i said i'm not going to waste a million dollars. as soon as i said that they started doing negative ads. if i would have given them a million dollars they would be doing negative ads they are extortionists. i look on television and i see negative ads. so that is what you have.
we should embrace it, the republican party should grab this and we will have a victory like the republican victory has never had before. one of the things ben and i were talking about in iowa and michigan is not in the playbook for the republican party. i think i have a chance to win new york, can you imagine if you win new york. they talk about the six states, florida, virginia, just go down the line, pennsylvania, ohio, just go down the line, pennsylvania, ohio, you have to insert states. if you lose one of them it is over for the republican party. the fact is structurally it is much more difficult for someone to get elected from the republican party. with me i have a lot of states that -- i will get states that are on thinkable for the republican party. >> doctor carson will be handling education for you, here florida people talking about
common core, it's up to the states to handle that. how will doctor carson do something about the issue that people have? >> ben the education and knows what is going on. and personally i'm opposed to, core, i, i like local education, ben feels the same way. tremendous service for helping the states. we want to see it. there is great love and education. when he circled those schools with the parents and teachers instead ofome bureaucrat in washington you will do better. [inaudible] >> not yet, sure i will. >> what is your reaction to the news that mcconnell has been advising vulnerable republican on running away from you if you were the nominee. >> i'm sure that will change. >> it to think the republican
party leadership, those in washington right now are disconnected from the republican electorate? is that we see as dividing or uniting t electric against this party leadership? >> there is a big disconnection between the so-called leadership. i do not even know what the leadership is. i can't find it. nobody knows what it is. there's a big there's a big disconnect between the leadership and the people. the people are much more important because they are the ones doing the voting. that's why on the one standing appear today and others are not. >> the republican party lost its way. they lost two election that they should have one, certainly the last election they should have won easily. in my opinion much easier than the one we have coming up. and they lost. the republican party lost its way. something is happen, call it a miracle, call it whatever you want, but want, but they're talking about it all over, is the biggest story all of politics.
the millions and millions of people pouring into the republican party, not the democrats, the republican party. these were people disenfranchised, people who have not had a pay increase in 20 years. people who have seen their jobs go to china into mexico. and to japan in vietnam and every other country in the world but us. it is going to all end. >> what about the democrats, what are you going to say then? >> let me tell you about the democratic voters as you said. it's really the democrat voters. one of the things were going to do is we are going to get so many democrats, it's already proven, so many democrats have come inside registration forms for the primaries where they are voting for me. they left, they've never done this in their life. they had an expression, we are
going to have democrats switch up. we're going to have tremendous numbers of democrats. i people in hollywood friends of mine sent everybody out there is voting for you. but they are not going to admit it and i say why? of a proud. no, because i have a tough stance on crime, on borders, they all know i'm right but they are liberal people, they don't want to admit it. they're going to vote for trump. >> if this comes down to a convention point what is your campaign doing? >> i think we'll do it without a convention. convention. i hope we'll do it without going to the convention. i do feel and i said it strongly, whoever has the most delegates at the end of this trip should win. >> i am hoping to prepare. look, ohio should be great for me because they are losing tremendous numbers of jobs. you have seen what is happened with the coal industry in ohio. i think i will beat john kasich. john john kasich has been an absentee governor. he lived in new hampshire.
in fact, chris christie said absolutely john kasich was there much more than him. and then john kasich went to other states, and was very big in south carolina he was there and did not win. he did not win in new hampshire. did not win in michigan. he guaranteed michigan. he said, i will win michigan. i thought he said and you can correct me if i'm wrong, if i don't win michigan he would drop out because that's his neighboring state and i won michigan in a landslide. so john has some problems. he is very much in favor of transpacific partnerships,pp, that will be the destruction of ohio. now that the oil is down, ohio ohio got lucky because they struck oil. the budget of ohio went up more than any budget in the entire united states.
they got lucky because oil was under their ground as opposed to some states that you not have the oil. now that the prices of oil is down, ohio will have problems. >> just be clear, you are not going to be on salt lake city on march 21 for the next debate? >> i did not know there was the next debate. i thought we had it last night. this is been a ratings a bonanza, i would do debates frankly if the networks agreed to give all of the money to the wounded warriors or to the veterans. but the networks are making a fortune on these debates. the ratings are through the roof. but you know what, can i be honest with you i think it is time to end the debates. i did i did not know about want to sell lake city. >> you said that you been hearing from republicans, have have you personally reached out to anybody in the republican party?
>> i have been hearing from virtually everybody in the republican party. they are congratulating me and say we're going to get together. >> they want to embrace it, these are not stupid people, they want to embrace it. what are they going to do? take millions of these voters. if you look at the polls, people are telling me this every time, when i when i went to nevada which we want, the people that work in the polling areas that have been there for 20 or 25 years, years, they love it. they are political people. everything all time they go there they say mr. trump we've never seen anything like this. you go to nevada and we would stand here the place would be empty all morning long and outlines are five blocks long. >> last night on the debate stage he said trade is one of the areas in which -- how would you say you did on trade with hillary clinton? >> hillary's terrible entrée. she doesn't have the energy for
tray. you need strength and stamina to get these deals done. to do these deals where they wrap him up and put 12 countries in one, tpp is an example, i want individual trade deals with individual countries. some deals we will make will be so good, some countries treat as better than others. some are worse. china will take advantage of tpp, it is not in it now but believe me they will come to the back door, they are watching it so closely. i have so many friends in china, i've great respect have so many friends in china, great respect for china. i'm not angry at china, i'm angry with our people. we have a trade deficit of 500,000,000,000 dollars. it's unsustainable. we're going to make great deals. we're going to become a rich nation we're going to become a rich nation again. we cannot become a great nation until we get rich again. we can afford social security, i'm going to save social security. there so many things we can do. it is going to go quickly to.
>> we talk about doctor carson in your decision to endorse mr. trump instead of senator cruise, why not senator ted cruz? >> first of all, we had a lot of excellent candidates. i think any of the 17 candidates who are running could have done a fine job. one of the real factors for me is what will happen if we allow the political operatives to succeed in their endeavor to stop donald trump. i think it would fracture the party irreparably. i think it would hand the election to the democrats. they would get to the supreme
court picks in america would be forever changed. that is the very big picture. it is not about me, it is not about mr. trump, it is about america. >> why not senator ted cruz? >> i feel mr. trump is willing to do what needs to be done to break the hold of special interest groups and the political class. >> are there any remaining hard feelings toward senator ted cruz over what happened and i would? have completely forgiven him. that is a duty one has as a christian. >> you said god has led you to the the most important decision. did god lead you to donald trump? >> i prayed about it a lot. i got a lot of indications, people calling me that i had not talked to for a long time sink him i had this dream about you and donald trump. it just amazing things. but i also tend to think that
the way god speaks to you is by giving you wisdom. that wisdom says to me that if we allow this attempt to disrupt the will of the people to be successful, it will fracture the party in an irreparable way. that will hand the election to people who i personally believe would destroy our country. the reason i say that is because hillary clinton was a great friend of -- she was on a first name basis. i recommend you see the book that will fundamentally change this nation from the great success we have to a socialist country. the dedication page of that book says, dedicated to lucifer, the original radical call who gained
his own kingdom. i don't want anything to do with that. >> you talked about burying the hatchet, did did you have any conversation with mr. trump like that with senator ted cruz and did he ask you for his endorsement? >> he did not specifically ask for an endorsement. he did apologize, he was not really aware of what was going on. he did not agree with. >> why mr. trump over ted cruz? >> you said just a week ago today that you are endorsing -- in that intervening time between then and now you have evolved in the central focus what i hear you saying is the effort to stop donald trump is what motivated you to endorse them. is it his qualities of the or -- >> it is about we the people. we need to empower the people. that is not going to be done
through politics as usual. be that republican politics as usual or democrat politics as usual. it requires someone who is a bit of an iconic class about someone who has the ability to listen. also to make wise decisions. >> to think i'm back to what mrk that people will be representative of the american people and you think you can help bridge the gap with people of color now that you are endorsing mr. trump? >> i hope that we can bridge the gap with everybody. all of the policies that i have ever talked about mr. trump is going to be on board with this too, we we talk about things that are good for everybody. not for this group or that
group. the whole concept of picking and choosing winners and losers is something that i think is antithetical to what we believe. that simply would not happen with a trump administration. we would be looking at ways to do things that benefit all americans that creates an equal playing field. equality of opportunity, that is, that is what we are looking for. that does not mean we are not sensitive to people, we are very sensible to people who are down trenton, will be putting into place things that people can be successful. many people have been placed in a position of dependency for generations they do not even recognize what is going on. we need to change that.
[inaudible] >> i will let mr. trump answer that question. >> do you see a future for yourself and politics, even if there were no promises made as part of this endorsement would you be interested in serving under donald trump? >> i'm interested in saving america. my concern is our prosperity. all all of the people who are coming after us. we are destroying any possibility of the american dream for them. with the policies that we are doing. i would be very interested in helping to achieve the goal of saving america and making a great, absolutely. >> you talk about to donald trump's, the one we see in public, the one with the in private, does that worry you for the american voters?
should the voters know that second donald trump and as it relates to you, you and mr. trump has sparred on a number of issues whether that's a muslim databases or religion, are we now seen a second doctor carson with his endorsement? >> i don't think so. my point being there is a different persona, some people have gotten the impression that donald trump is this person who is does not have the ability to listen or take information and i make wise decisions. that is not true. you might get that impression from looking at debates and looking at some of the public appearances. he is much more cerebral than that. a much more reasonable person then comes across. as you well well know because you heard me talk about it a lot, the media
is very skillful at painting people certain ways. and may not be who that person is at all. that person can spend all of their time trying to change the media or they can just move ahead. i think he has decided he is just going to move ahead and focus the attention on the american people, not so much on the media. i think that is the right way to do it. >> will you be hitting the campaign trail with him? >> will do some together, absolutely. >> last question. >> would you be interested in being part of a potential donald trump administration? have you been promised a running mate? >> we have not talk specifically about a role other than being involved and helping formulate policies. in trying to make america great. that is the real key.
as was said by many, it is great, but it is nowhere near as great as it can be. a lot of the things that are in place and have been in place and growing over the last few decades have led us to a place of incredible stagnation. we do not need to be there. if we once again began to embrace those policies that will create the atmosphere for entrepreneurial risk taking a capital investment, you will see an explosion like nothing you have ever seen before. we simply have not been doing that. i do not think it is going to be that hard. i do not think mr. trump things is going to be that hard either. >> thank you all very much. thank you, it's a great honor. go honor. go outside, we have coffee and drinks, enjoy yourselves. [applause].
physical confrontations between members of the crowd after the event was canceled. the trump campaign has released a statement saying the rally will be postponed to another date and asked that all in attendance please go in peace. >> during campaign 2016 c-span takes you on the road to the white house. as we as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. >> here and c-span2 we are taking you live to illinois for a campaign rally for democratic candidate, bernie sanders. speaking to supporters it is expected to start at about 20 minutes. before that event with chelsea clinton with campaign imported today on behalf of her mother. from mother. from st. petersburg, this is 25 minutes.
>> [applause]. [applause]. >> good afternoon everyone. what a great crowd. i cannot tell you what an honor it is for me to be here today. to be able to introduce chelsea. i had the honor of hearing her speak a few weeks ago at the home of joe and kathy saunders. you all are in for a treat. she is unbelievably impressive and i hope i am not stepping out of line here but i see a political future here too. [applause]. i know she is going to talk a lot about her mom, the secretary but you all know this, this is such an important election. we have a choice in candidates, and in particular we are so
fortunate in having a choice of a democratic side, one in in particular that is senator clinton who really understands. whether -- there is no one else better inform policy and secretary clinton. and she gets it, from small businesses to understanding cities and supporting cities and recognizing it isn't happening washington or tallahassee, it's happening here. she gets it and follows it in perspective and for so many reasons we need to elect secretary clinton as president. [applause]. so without further do, it is my deep honor and pleasure to
introduce chelsea clinton [applause]. >> thank you so much mr. mayor for that introduction. thank you to everyone for welcoming us and letting us inveigh. i hope all of you buy lots of delicious treats behind the counter. it definitely does not look like it should be a problem from where i am standing. although i spoke well -- i was standing while the mayor was speaking, i think i'm going to sit down because i'm pregnant. so i hope you do not take that as gratitude, or my enthusiasm for my month campaign. i just see my doctor's voice in my head sandals damper too long.
the mayor talked about this being an important election. i think this is the most important presidential election in my lifetime. i feel that way for two reasons. the first is a deeply personal one, this is the first presidential election i will vote in as a mom. i did not know i could care more about politics or who was holding office until i became a parent. i was 17-year-old daughter charlotte at home, i hope her little sister or daughter brother arrives equally as healthy. i don't remember a time in my life when i was not organizing or volunteering in a campaign, mainly just answering phones are stuffing envelopes back when that was a big part of the campaigns in the 19 eighties.
for my dad when he was running for governor and for whoever my parents were supporting he was running for city manager, our mayor of mayor of little rock. understand local leadership is really important. whoever was running to represent arkansas in the senate or the house and of course whoever was running as the democratic and the election-year, but this seems so much urgent to me because i'm so blessed to be a parents. i know whomever we elect will have a profound role in shaping the country, the world and really the future that my children and their generation the second reason it's been so important is that what i care most about is at risk. i want to give a few examples i think my mom is uniquely positioned to be a strong and effective president at this moment in time for singer talk about his health care as you see on the debate her mom now jokes
and as a daughter, before obama care is called hillary care. i remember when my mom bought really hard for universal health care coverage back in 9394. rather infamously her efforts did not work out. they did not work out the cause the health insurance industry and pharmaceutical industry spent tens of millions of dollars to defeat her effort. after that just brutal experience i think nobody would have faulted her head she said i'm just tired, this was exhausting, maybe there will be a better time in the future. but she did not say that. she said we can not let that be the enemy of the good. she spent three years of building a bipartisan coalition to create the children's health insurance program. the children health children health insurance program now ensures more than 8 million american children including more than 100,000 right here in florida.
[applause]. i share that because like in the early 1990s republicans controlled congress and even in the most optimistic, speaking as a democrat, projection, democrats were not expected to win back the house in this election or in the near future. we have to have a president who knows how to find common ground to make progress, particularly on behalf of of our most vulnerable. on behalf of of americans who are left out, left behind, or not thought about in the political process historically like our low income children. we are now at 91% health health insurance coverage because of the affordable care act.
if anybody tells you the affordable care act does not matter, you can tell them that last year, because of the affordable care act, more women had prenatal care and more women delivered in hospitals and safely with midwives the net any point in american history, because of the affordable care act. [applause]. the affordable care act matters. we need to protect it because the republicans are not passively opposed to a, they voted 63 times to times to appeal it. we also need to find ways to finish the job of the affordable care act. to incentivize governors governors like yours who have not yet expanded medicaid. and to pass out-of-pocket expenses and premium costs and to finish the work that my mom started 20 years ago to empower medicare to negotiate directly with companies to lower drug costs. that is good for people on medicare and it's also good for the rest of us because it would be hard for the drug companies to look us in the eye
and charges more on medicare or 300,000 times more than what they are charged someone on medicare. republicans supported a similar effort and so we know the common ground is there to be found. we know that it is not only when it comes to health care that we to continue to find common ground. and you have to know that my mom is the only person running for president on the other side of the isle that has a record of being able to work with republicans whether it is on expanding health insurance or radically over hauling adoption in the foster care system, something that she did with a man who is not seen as a friend to democrats. because of their joint efforts they are now 80% more children adopted out of the foster care system every year then there was 15 years ago. she doubled federal funding funding for early head start programs working with republicans, she extended virginia services to
national guard men and women when they come home from serving our country overseas, so they and their family can be part of the virginia system. she did that with republicans. so we need a president who does know how to find common ground, my mom is really the only person running the who has a record of doing that. i think what that has done is it's a good indication of what they will do. we also know we need a president who can stand her ground. i want to talk about a couple of points. the first relates to the supreme court. when i was here a few weeks ago i had no idea the supreme court would be thrust into the spotlight it has been with justice scalia's passing. i always take a moment to recognize that it is clearly tragedies for his friends and family, nine children, almost 20
grandchildren. justice ginsburg who is about as far away on the ideological spectrum as you can get has spoken about how he helped her learn the inter- workings of the court so that she could become an effective justice, quickly. i just think it is important for those of us who may especially and maybe those who violently disagree as i did with justice cooley on just about everything to still, in this moment and hyper politicalization have a sense of shared humanity. and to recognize that it was clearly a tragedy. yet what his passing has revealed is why the supreme court is so important. if you listen to my mother's opponent he talks about the court mainly through the lens of campaign-finance reform.
it is hugely important that we overturn citizens united. i think it would be hard to argue my mom does not have a personal interest in that. citizens united was an organization set up for one person, to derail her 2008 presidential campaign. she has a real personal interest in overturning that. as well as the ethical interest of getting unaccountable money out of our political system. yet we know the court is important for so much more than campaign-finance reform alone. just a few examples, in 2013 when justice cooley on the court, the court overturned a core part of the voting rights act. we are seeing the consequences of that in this election. there are more voter restrictions in 2016 then at any point since before the civil rights act. we have gone backwards more than 50 years. we saw in the work before
justice scalia's passing that the court took an unprecedented decision to preemptively stay president obama's executive action to shut her power plans and finally move forward against the fight against climate change. with scalia on the bench the court had non-equal record on gun control, sometimes it upheld local gun control measures in some and sometimes it struck local gun control measures down as not being compliant with the second amendment. so if you listen to what the brady campaign or mom's demand action, the main gun control actions in our country they say they believe the next time the court rules on gun control it will be a definitive ruling. it will draw clear line and it will say this is what the second amendment compliant gun control can and maybe even should look like in our country. [applause].
i hope so. you saw last week when the court heard arguments against texas law hb to which it upheld will not only uphold the right of a woman's right to choose but it will do pridemore than 25% of of the women living in texas access to healthcare. what i think is important to recognize about that is it is not singler. since 2010 there thousand ten there has been more than 300 laws passed at the local and state level restricting the right to choose. this year alone there is more than 300 additional laws that states and localities are considering restricting the women's right to choose. what planned parenthood said is even with the ones already exist it will mean that about 50%, may be more of american women will
lose access to affordable quality and safe healthcare. so if you care about gun control, climate change, voting rights, a woman's right to choose or women's health, or really equity because wealthy women in our country have always had choices, you have to care about the supreme court recent history and current history. just one last example, it is still legal and 31 states to discriminate against someone on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. although now americans have a constitutionally right to marry, at least in theory on the same day someone got married, they could get fired, kicked out of school, kicked out of their home, deprived of healthcare. the court is likely to hear challenges to some of those laws year.
the court is only going to become even more relevant and we need a president who understands we do not live in a single issue country. we cannot afford to treat our government as a single issue institution. whether we are talking about the white house, the congress, or the supreme court. we have that leadership now in president obama and i certainly hope that the senate does its job, do its job is my current favorite # and yet we know even if the senate does its job and gives whoever the president nominates a full and fair hearing, this issue is not going away. if you look at the average age on the court, the average age historically of justices have retired the next president may appoint up to three justices for the court. which means the next president will shape the court for a
generation. this is is hugely important this year but really really for the foreseeable future and certainly for the next president. the last thing i want to talk about is why think it is so important we have a president who not only knows how to find common ground, and stand her ground but also knows how to make government work on behalf of our values. when an office and and when not in office. if we need a reason to why this is important, we only have to look at the republicans on any given day. i missed the debate last night because i was doing events in jacksonville. but i have watched the other debates. have watched the rallies and speeches, i find normalization of hate speech deeply disturbing
, the anti-immigrant rider rhetoric, the and the list goes on and on. in the policy proposals that flow for that could build a wall, to kick at 11 or 12,000,000 people million people who are here working hard on behalf of the families for dignity and opportunity, who are part of the american dream. to keep a list of american muslims, when my husband who is a jewish heard that his first reaction was, that cannot work out well for my family when there is list based on religion. he immediately, tragically tragically thought about the family he lost in the holocaust. he hopes every jewish-american has the same reaction. and i said every american should have the same reaction. this is fundamentally un-american. [applause]. we need a president who not only stands up against that everyday,
rhetorically and makes it there is no place for that rhetoric or that policy proposal in america, but also a president who knows how to make government work on behalf of our values. i think my mother did that very effectively when she was secretary of state. just to be examples, she created the first high-level position for someone to monitor on behalf of the u.s. government, what is happening to them for women and girls around the world. women's right, women's health, education, she expected all of our embassies around the world to know what was happening in women and girls in the countries they were located. secretary kerry continued that and i think that is very important. [applause]. it's important in total candor that a man continued it. it is also important that
another secretary of state continued it. it will be harder for someone to dismantle that in the future. harder for even a republican president or republican secretary of state to tell the thousands of foreign service officers who work on behalf of all of us around the world that all of a sudden, no, they should not pay attention to women and girls. my mom similarly set up high-level position for someone to monitor just what is happening to lgbt community around the world. to set the same expectations for embassies that they would bring port regularly i what was happening with lgbt community and advocates in the country where our embassies are located. she set up a fast track asylum process so that when, sadly not if, when, when lgbt activists and advocates are being persecuted or prosecuted around the world for their gender identity, who they they love, what they are advocating on behalf of, they can apply for
asylum quickly and find safety in sanctuary in our country. secretary kerry has continued that. [applause]. that too will be hard for someone to dismantle in the future. to tell her foreign service officers that no, they should not care about the lgbt community or that no, all of a sudden there is no longer a dedicated fast track asylum process. understanding how to make government work on behalf of our values, that really matters in a president. so as proud of i am to be my mom starter and i'm really proud to be her daughter. i'm grateful to be and to have the example of growing up of her being a working mom because i watched her work so hard, whether it was as a lawyer, the first woman chair of the legal services corporation of america when she oversaw legal aid across her country, or in her efforts to bring the first public early childhood education
program to arkansas, i never doubted i was the most important person in the world to her. so when i was getting ready to leave yesterday morning, i was talking to my daughter and i showed her on a map where florida is and i said i'm going to florida on behalf of the grandmother because i think this campaign is so important to your future. there is much i sit here is a very proud daughter i sit here now first and foremost as a mom. i cannot imagine a better grandmother for my children, that is definitely true. i also cannot imagine a better president for them. i want to thank all of you for your support, all that you have done, thank you. i hope hope you'll talk to everyone you know where everyone you might meet between now and tuesday about what is at stake in the selection, why you are supporting my mom and i want to thank the american and thank
>> and we go outside of chicago where earlier tonight donald trump had to postpone a rally because of the protests at the university of illinois at chicago where the rally was supposed to take place. the candidates making campaign stops here and tonight in summit, illinois outside of chicago vermont independent senator bernie sanders will address supporters at argo community high school. making stops here and throughout illinois with the illinois primary on tuesday. 182 republican delegates and 169 democratic delegates are at stake. bernie sanders got an endor endorsement from marci capture of ohio and the court decided
this is in summit, illinois waiting for vermont independent senator bernie sanders who will be talking to supporters. and in summit, chicago -- summit illinois donald trump had to po postpone his rally because of the protesters. again, just waiting here for vermont senator bernie sanders to begin his rally. while we wait, we will take a look at some of today's washington journal. >> stanley is the policy director at the group of america for financial reform. with us in this segment is talking about the five or six year after dodd-frank and how it is playing in the campaign as well. and reaction to the president this week meeting with a number of financial regulators at the
white house to find out where things stand. in terms of the dodd-frank law and where we are five or six years after its passage, how would you great the obama's administration effort under dodd-frank? >> that is a good question. i think we are somewhere between a b and c. i think real things have been done. they stood up to the consumer protection financialal bureau which a historic effort from the tricks and traps of the financial pilots. and i think we are talking close to an a there. that is a movement forward. they limited the number of risky borrowing the banks do. they had 30-40 borrowed for every dollar they had in hard capital.
now we are down to 20 borrowed for every dollar of hard capital. still not enough but an improvement. at the same time as the president pointed out this we don't have all of the rules of dodd-frank written. it was written five or six years after the bill passed and we have some areas that are crucial to the financial prices and haven't been reformed. >> let's look at what the dodd-frank legislation did in terms of the overall comfort lefshl level. signed six years ago and ended the quote too big to fail bailouts, eliminates the loop holes for products and forces legislations on the books in particularly on consumers. you think consumers are better off now than they were before the passage of dodd-frank? >> i think so.
we have a situation where the cfpb has won billions in restitution to consumers on four various companies. i think beyond the specific monies that have been wanted you have kind of a change in tone in the markets because of that. we have certain kinds of additional protections for mortgages which are the most important financial products that ordinary consumers get. i think there has been big improvements. >> why is this so different for the administration to form that cfpb? why did they get such resistance from capitol hill? >> that is a good question. in many ways it as a common sense thing to do; to create an agency that has as its unique responsibility protecting consumers. when we had the responsibilities
with the banking agencies there was a divided loyalty because they were looking to increase the profits sometimes of the financial institutions and protect the consumers at the same time. there was a conflict of interest for them. there was fierce resistance from industry for this new agency that would be out there policing industry and restricting from these practices that did create profits. i mean they were not stable and sustainable profits but -- [applause] >> yes, yes, sisters and brothers from illinois, the winds that blue across the state of michigan have crossed the great lakes and is rolling into
illinois. illinois the flurry state, the land of designs by air. it is turning up. the people of illinois are feeling had burn. here is why: bernie sanders has put us on a new path of a real democracy for ordinary people. this is duck orlando removes the rich and powerful from controlling our political process and our government. this will, enable us to create good paying jobs, insure access to higher education for all, and
health care for all as well. [applause] >> but we are not there yet. we have got three days that require little, if any, sleep. so in those three days, we got to put illinois in the winning column. are you with me? here is what we have done so far and why we need everyone to be on their best for the next three days and nights. we have opened up 15 offices over the last three and a half weeks across illinois, we have been operating out of hundreds of homes across illinois, we have had marches from colleges and high schools all over illinois to urge people to vote
across the state of illinois. if that were not enough we have thousands of volunteers ready to bring a winner on tuesday, march 15th. brothers and sisters, we know you have been standing for the last two or three hours here. so now it is five hours out there. thank you so much. ladies and gentlemen, everybody in this high school, it is my pleasure to introduce to you the man who is leading this american revolution of the people, the next president of the united states of america for all of the people, senator bernie sanders!
tonight. thank you. [applause] >> and let me apologize to the thousands of people waiting online to get in. we will get you in as soon as we can. [applause] >> let me thank jesse jackson and let me thank julie garcia. we are going to win this election because the american people are sick and tired of
establishment politics. they are sick and tired of establishment economics. [applause] >> and it is truly not just what people are doing but people are saying if we demand a government that represents all of us! [applause] >> and not just a handful of billionaire campaign contributors. [applause] >> what this campaign is about is bringing our people together. [applause] not letting donald trump or anybody else push us out. >> we reare not going to wait
mexicans, we are not going to hate muslims, we are not going to insult women, we are not going to insult veterans. [applause] >> we are not going to insult african-americans! [applause] >> we are going to bring our people together to make sure -- [applause] >> bernie! bernie! bernie! >> the united states of america today is the wealthiest country in the history of the world but
very few people know it. and the reason they don't know it is that people in illinois and in vermont and all over this country are working longer hours for lower wages. [applause] >> people are working two or three jobs trying to constantly gather up some income and health care. [applause] >> and then we end up with a situation in which the top 1/10th of 1% now own more than the bottom 90%. and you know what people are saying? they are saying enough is enough. [applause] >> and people are standing up
and they are fighting back against a corrupt campaign finance system. [applause] >> men and women all over our country have put their lives on the line to depend american democracy but american democracy is not about billionaires buying elections. [applause] >> when you have the koch brothers and a handful of other billionaires -- [crowd booing] >> you got it. when you have a handful of billionaires spending more money in this election cycle than
either the democratic or republican parties that is not democracy that is alogarchy and we don't like that. we like democracy! and that is why we are going to overturn citizens united! [applause] >> and why we are going to move toward public funding of elections! [applause] >> now, while we are on this subject, let me mention some fundamental differences between secretary clinton and myself. [applause] >> now, when we began this campaign as many of you know, about ten months ago, we were 3%
in the polls. about 70-points behind secretary clinton. we had no money, no political organization, and nobody in america knew who i was. other than that we were in pretty good shape. and we have to make a decision early on. that is all of the pundits and political geniuses said the only way to raise the money you need is to setup a super pac. [crowd booing] >> we thought about it for a tenth of a second and said look, we don't represent wall street, we don't represent corporate america. [applause] >> we don't represent the billionaire class. we are not going to beg them for money. we don't want their money.
we are not going to have a super pac. [applause] >> and what we did in honest to god in a million years i would not have told you this would have been possible. what we said is to the worker families of this country, look, if you want real change, if you want an economy that works for all of us, help us out. and what happened in the last ten months is we have received over $5 million individual campaign contributions. [applause] >> anybody know what that average contribution is? i love this! that is right. that is revolutionary. what we are showing is you can run a national winning campaign
without being dependent on wall street and big money! [applause] >> now secretary clinton chose to go in another direction. the way every other candidate is going and that is to establish a super pac. [crowd booing] >> actually, to establish several super pacs. [crowd booing] >> who are already spending millions of dollars against us in this campaign. now what she reported in a recent filing is that she raised in the last period $25 million for her super pac, $15 million alone coming from wall street.
[crowd booing] >> and millions more coming from special interest like the fossil fuel industries or the drug companies. and on top of that, as many of you know, secretary clinton has given speeches behind closed doors to wall street and financial institutions and received $225,000 per speech. [crowd booing] >> now what i think, if you are going to get $225,000 per speech, it must be a phenomenal speech. [applause]
>> you know for $225,000, it must be brilliant, insightful, and i think of it as such a great speech it should be shared with the american people. [applause] >> now secretary clinton has said, her response, if other people will release their transcripts, she will release hers. tonight i want to make a very dramatic announcement. i am prepared to release all of the transcripts of my speeches to wall street. [applause] >> and that is pretty easy
because there were no speeches to wall street. [applause] >> now i just don't know, boggles my mind, why wall street invited secretary clinton time and again to give speeches. but they didn't invite me! [applause] >> maybe, maybe, it is because if they did, if they did invite me, if they did invite me what i would have told them is that their greed, their recklessness, and their illegal behavior helped destroy this economy. [applause] >> and i would have told them that it is time to reestablish a
21st century glass siegel bill. [applause] >> and i would have told them that we are going to break them up. [applause] >> so that is, you know, i always find it amusing people say i am an agent of change. yes, i get money from the drug companies, fossil fuel industry and others but i am an agent of change? i don't think so! [applause] >> and then people also say, you know what, yeah, getting billions but it will not influence me. not at all. that is what every politician always says.
now you can say a lot about wall street. you could say they are running fraudulent operations, that they are greedy, that they helped destroyed the economy of the united states, you can say all of that. but what you cannot say is they are dumb. the question is why would they be giving millions and millions to secretary clinton. there are other differences that i want to spend a moment on. one of the differences is that secretary clinton has received the endorsement of many senators and congressman and some are my friends and good people, but she has also received the strong endorsement of mayor rom emanuel. [crowd booing]
>> let me say want to thank rom emanuel for not endorsing me. i don't want this endorsement. [applause] >> i don't want the endorsement of a mayor who is shutting down school after school and firing teachers. [applause] >> and there is another difference between secretary clinton and myself on a very, very important issue that is impacted the entire country and especially the midwest.
and that is our disasterous trade policies that have cost us millions of decent paying jobs. when i was elected to congress in 1991, i could see in five minutes what these trade agreements, what nafta and the other trade agreements were about. not complicated. corporate america wrote these trade agreements, nafta and captured permanent relations with china for a simple reason. they wanted to shutdown factories in the united states of america, not pay workers here a living wage, and -- [crowd booing] >> and then take their factories to mexico, china and other low-wage countries, exploit the people there and bring their products back into this country. [crowd booing]
>> since 2001, we have lost almost 60,000 factories in america. not all of it is attributed to trade but a lot of it. we have lost millions of jobs because of these trade policies written by corporate america. i am proud to tell you i not only oppose but help lead the effort against all of these disasterous trade agreements. on the other hand, secretary clinton has supported virtually every one of these disast tedis trade agreements.
i am helping lead the organization to another disaster called the transpacific partnership. let me assure you when american workers are asked to compete against people in vietnam who make 65 cents an hour as minimum wage, if i am elected president, that agreement will never be implemented. [applause] >> now, i believe we have an obligation as a wealthy nation to do everything we can to help poor people all over america. that is what we do. [applause] >> but you don't have to destroy the american middle class to do that. [applause] >> everybody here knows that
foreign policy is a very important part of what a president does. in 2002, when i was in the house, secretary clinton in the senate, congress evaded the most important foreign policy issue in the modern history of our country. i listened very closely to what president bush and vice president cheney and all of these guys had to say. and i concluded that they were not telling the truth, and i voted against them! [applause] >> secretary clinton heard the same arguments and she voted for
the war in iraq. [crowd booing] >> it gives me joy, no pride to tell you, if you go to my website, berniesanders.com. listen to the speech i gave on the house in 2002 and it p predicted much of the chaos i predicted would take place after saddam hussein was gone. we need a president who has experience but also has judgment. [applause] >> our campaign is doing well and we have as you know won primaries and caucuses in nine
states. [applause] >> we won lost week in michigan when nobody thought we could win. [applause] >> we won when we were behind in the polls a few days before the election there. and we won because there was a record-breaking turnout in michigan. and if there is a record-breaking turnout in illinois we will win right here. [applause]
>> what i have said, i have said throughout the race, and i am the only candidate who will tell you this and this is important. and that is no president alone can address the crisis facing our country. we need a political revolution. [applause] >> and that is not just campaign rhetoric. that is reality. the reality is because of the power of call street and corporate america and corporate media and the large campaign donors, no president, no matter how well intentioned can do what has to be done for working families. the only way we bring about the
change this country needs is when millions of people get involved in a political process in a way we have not seen in a long time. [applause] >> and that is what the political revolution is about. that is how we transform this country. [applause] >> the big money interest, what they hope and pray for is low voter turnout. they don't want people participating in the political process. they own the system and want to continue to control the system. the antedote of that is millions of people saying sorry, this country belongs to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires. [applause]
>> now our campaign does not go to mansions and listen to the needs of billionaires. they are doing just fine. what are campaign is doing is going around the country in meetings like this and listening to the needs of the middle clas and working families in our country. [applause] this is what i am hearing. i am hearing from workers, we were just in florida yesterday near disney world, people are making $9-$10 an hour and what people are telling me is they cannot make it on $9-$10 an hour.
you can do the arithmetic as well as i can. nobody can take care of a family on $10. you cannot even take care of yourself. that is why we need to end the starvation minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. [applause] >> we are going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. it is not a radical thing to see if somebody in america works 40 hours a week that person should not be living in poverty. and when we talk about equitable wages this campaign is listening to women.
and what women are saying is why does it happen they go to work, doing the same work as a guy in the other room, and they are making 79 cents on the dollar? [applause] >> the minority women are making less. i know that every man in this room will stand with the women in the fight for way equitty. [applause] >> a great nation and sometimes we forget about it. but a great nation is judged not by how many millionaires and billionaires we have but by how we treat the most vulnerable
amongst us. today in america, millions of seniors and disabled veterans are trying to get by on $1100-$1200 a year on social security and you know what? you cannot get by on $11-$1200 social security. [applause] >> my republican colleagues in the congress they say we should cut social security benefits. well, i have some bad news for them. we are not going to cut social security we are going to expand social security.
[applause] >> this campaign is listening to the people who put the lives on the line to defend us; our veterans community. and they are asking to make sure they get the health care and other benefits they deserve and if i am elected president they will. [applause] >> this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the african-american community. [applause] >> and they know and we all know that we have a broken criminal justice system.
[applause] >> what this campaign is about is thinking outside of the box outside of the of status quo thought. i want you to think about why the wealthiest country in the history of the world but we have more parliament in jail than any other country on earth. china is a communist country, they don't tolerate descent, they are four times our size, and we have more people in jail than china does. we are going to be fighting and dreaming about real criminal justice reform in america.
let me touch on a few points. i am a former mayor. i worked with police officers my whole career. the vast majority of police officers are hard working, honest, trying to do a very difficult job. [applause] >> but like any other public official if a police officer breaks the law he must be held accountab accountable. [applause] >> second, we have the localize the police department. third, we have got it make a local police department look like the communities they serve in their diversity.
[applause] >> fourth in my state of vermont, neighboring new hampshire and all of the country, we are suffering from a major epidemic of heroin abuse and overdosing and opioid overdosing. this is a national crisis and the time is now to recognize that drug addiction and substance abuse are health issues not criminal issues! [applause] >> people who are abusing drugs and alcohol need health care. [applause] >> they don't need to be in jail!
[applause] >> criminal justice reform demands that we understand that to a very significant degree the so-called war on drugs has been a failure. [applause] >> right now, today, as part of the federal controlled substance act, marijuana is listed as a schedule one drug. [crowd booing] >> right alongside heroin! now i know, and i hope everybody here knows, that heroin is a killer drug! but to list marijuana at the
same schedule level as heroin is basically insane. that is why i have introduced legislation to take marijuana out of the federal controlled substance act. it is the decision of the states to decide rather to legalize american. four states have done it. but at the federal level, we should not make it a federal crime for people to poses marijuana. and when we talk about criminal
justice reform what we have got to do is make certain when people get out of jail they have the education and job training to make sure they don't get back into the same environment which got them in jail in the first place. [applause] and when we talk about preventing young people to get in jail, i asked economist in washington to do a study for me on youth unemployment. no one talks about it but it is a huge issue. huge issue! this is what they found. listen to this. for kids 17-20 who are high school graduates, not drop outs, for white kids, real unemployment 33%; latino kids,
36%, african-american kids; 51%. you know what we are going to do? we are going to invest in our young kids in education and jobs and we are going to be investing in education and jobs. not jails or incarceration. [applause] i was in flint, michigan a week ago. and i had the opportunity of talking with some people there in a private conversation, and i must tell you i was shattered after hearing what they had to
say. i was told by parents they have observed in their beautiful kids mental deteriation because of the lead in the water int flint, michigan. can you imagine watching a beautiful, vivacious, bright kid go from being a good student two years later being in special education because of a declining of the cognitive capabilities? as i listened to what they were telling me, honest to god, i could not believe i was hearing this discussion in the united states of american in 2016.
and i cannot believe hearing in chicago schools being shutdown or universities being closed. what is going on? how does it happen that 58% of all new income goes to the top 1% and we don't have enough money to provide safe and clean drinking water or schools for our children? that is crazy stuff. elected president, we will fight for a trillion dollar investment in rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our water systems,
our waste water plants, our old schools, our airports, our levies, our dams, our roads, our bridges. [applause] >> and we are going to pay for that by ending an outrageous loophole that allows profitable corporations making billions to stash their money in the kayman island and other areas and not pay a nickel in federal taxes. now everybody in this room understand that education is inherent to who we are as human beings. we want to be learning until the day we die. and we also understand -- [applause]
>> we also understand that in a competitive global economy we need the best educated workforce in the world. now what thinking outside of the box is about is asking a simple question. how does it happen that when we need the best educated workforce we got hundreds of thousands of bright, qualified young people who cannot go to college for one reason: their families lack the income. that is crazy. >> you know, today a college degree in many respects is the equivalent of what a high school degree was 50 years ago. 50 years ago you got a high school degree you could go out
and get yourself a pretty damn good job. that was a lot of education back then. the world has changed. the economy has changed. people today need more education than they used to. and that is why i believe that when we talk about public education in 2016 it is not good enough to talk about first grade through 12th grade. we have got to make public colleges and university's tuition free. [applause] >> bernie! bernie! bernie!
bernie! >> the people say that is a radical idea. it is not a radical idea. it exist in germany, it exist in scandinavia and countries all over the world. it used to exist in this country 50 years ago when public colleges and universities were virtually tuition-free. [applause] >> here is something else that is pretty crazy. we got millions of young people and people not so young who are being crushed by very high levels of student debt. anybody here? [applause] ...
if we do not get our act together in the very near future a bad situation will become much worse in future years. we have a moral responsibility to leave this planet in a way that is healthy and habitable for our children and our grandchildren. [cheering] many off our run colleagues are running all over the country, and they talk about family values. how much they love families. i want everybody here to be crystal clear about what they mean by family values. what they mean is that no woman in this room and this state or
in this country should have the right to control her own body. i disagree. [cheering] what they mean is that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to be married. i disagree. [cheering] my wife, jane and i have been married 27 years. we believe in family. we believe strongly in family. but when we talk about family values, what we mean is ending the international disgrace in which the united states is the only major country on earth not to guarantee paid family and
medical leave. [cheers and applause] i'm getting into this thing. i'm working up a little sweat here. that's good. [cheering] u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! u.s.a.! now, when we talk about unfinished business, when he talk about where we have got to go as a nation, i want everybody here to understand that there are other 11 million undocumented people in this country. and many of these people are
being exploited, many of these people are living in fear. the right thing to do is for congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform with -- [cheering] -- with a path toward citizenship. [cheering] and if congress does not do its job, i will use the executive powers of the presidency to do everything i can. [cheering] now, when we think outside of the box, when we think outside of the status quo, i want you all to consider that today in
this world, there is one major country that does not guarantee health care to all people. united kingdom does it. france does it, germany does it, holland, scandanavia, italy, canada, guarantees health care to all people. i'm a member of the committee that helped right the affordable care act and the affordable care act has done some very good things. [cheering] and i thank president obama for his leadership in that fight. [cheering] but despite the gains of the aca, 29 million americans have no health insurance today. many of you are underinsured with large deductibles and large
co-payments. yes? and we continue to be ripped off in an unconscionable way be the drug companies companies who che highest prices in the world for medicine. you want to talk about crazy, understand that one out of five americans cannot even fill the prescriptions their doctors prescribe. that is crazy. and on top of all that we end up paying much more per person for health care than do the people of any other country. that is why i believe that health care is a right for all people, not a privilege. [cheering] and that is why i will fight for
a medicare for all healthcare programs. [cheering] now, one of the criticisms thrown at me as a candidate is, well, bernie is a a nice guy. combs his hair, dresses really well, but despite all of that, he can't win a general election. boo! >> so, let me take the pleasure of informing you that the last "wall street journal" nbc poll had me beating donald trump by 18 points. [cheering] bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie!
bernie! bernie! bernie! >> in fact we are beating him in the polls in almost every national poll by significantly higher margins than secretary clinton. [cheering] a poll came out last week in michigan. we were beating her by 19 points. [cheering] but polls go up and down. but the real reason that together we are going to beat trump, if he is the republican candidate -- the real reason is because the american people will not accept a president who insults mexicans, -- [cheering] -- who insults muslims. you know, i don't know how many
of you know this. the unite kingdom is our oldest ally. they had a debate whether they would allow trump to even visit the united kingdom. the american people are not going to elect a president who insults women -- [cheering] -- who insults african-americans. [cheering] some of you may have forgotten this but please don't. a few years ago trump was one of the leaders of the so-called birther movement. boo! >> that movement was a vicious effort to undermine the legitimacy of president barack obama. that's what it was.
now, i have always found it very funny that president obama's father was born in kenya, my father was born in poland. [cheering] that's right. in chicago we have few people from poland, right? [cheering] but here is my point. isn't it interesting that they all wanted to see barack obama's birth certificate. nobody wants to see my birth certificate. maybe it just happens to be the color of my skin. [cheering]
the american people will defeat trump because they understand that bringing our people together trumps dividing us up. [cheering] we will defeat trump because the american people understand that community helping each other defeats and trumps selfishness. [cheering] and most importantly, the american people know what every religion, christianity, judaism, islam, buddhism teaches us, and that is at the end of the day, love trumps hatred. [cheering]
bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! bernie! >> what the political revolution is about, as i said earlier, millions of people standing up and fighting back. on tuesday, here in illinois, you have an opportunity to have this state lead the country in moving toward a political revolution. [cheering] what has happened in previous primaries and caucuses, we win when voter turnout is high. we lose when voter turnout is low. next tuesday, let us make
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♪ and all around me. ♪ all was found. ♪ this land was made for you and me. ♪ this land is your land. ♪ this land is my land. ♪ from california. ♪ to the new york island. ♪ from the redwood forest. ♪ to the gulf stream water. ♪ this land was made for you and me ♪ note [cheering] bernie sanders! [cheering]
♪ ♪ bernie sanders in illinois, one of the states voting in primaries this coming tuesday. another ohio decided to allow voting by 17-year-olds in the primary election for those who turn 18 by the time the general election is held. "usa today" reporting on the lawsuit senator sanders brought against the state attorney general there after the tried to banned 17-year-olds participating in the ohio primary in illinois, 182 democratic delegates an stake on tuesday. you can find all of the vaccines covered by c-span on the road to the white house in our video
library, c-span.org. tomorrow, we'll have coverage live from ohio for a donald trump rally. the republican candidate's event scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. eastern time, over on c-span2, and then also tomorrow, democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton talking about jobs and the economy. that will be in st. louis, we'll have live coverage starting at noon eastern. also over on c-span. next here on c-span 2, some of the latest analysis of the ohio primaries. >> a political strategy by the marco rubio campaign in ohio encouraging supporters there to vote for governor john kashich. joining us from columbus is jeremy peller, a politics reporter for the web site cleveland.com. thank you for being with us. >> hi. great to be here. >> explain what is going on here. >> well, clearly it's -- i don't know if you have seen the
reality shows but they're making a temporary alliance to gang up on what they see is the bigger threat in this case, donald trump. >> there have been a number of polls in ohio showing that governor kashich is ahead but only by the low single digits. from your vantage point in the state capital, how strong is his support across the state, and where is donald trump expected to do well? >> donald trump -- well, like many other states, it's hard to gauge exactly where his support is because there's so many new voters coming out for him. in fact there are report thursday eastern ohio that a lot of democrats are actually going to pull republican ballots this time around to vote for donald trump. so, while a lot of the polls show ahead. the polls smooth be proven wrong if a lot of these voters, like a so-called reagan democrats, come out, actually surge the numbers if they come out this election and support trump.
>> of course, tuesday is significant because it majors the start of the winner take all states for the republicans. 66 delegates at stake in ohio. correct? >> that's correct. >> let me go back to strategy the rubio campaign encouraging supporter to vote for governor kashich in ohio. there is reciprocal agreement in florida where rubio needs to win if hey has any chance of continuing the race? >> i haven't seen any sign of that from the kashich campaign. in fact the kashich campaign is pretty -- at the rubio camp because the ad campaign airing against kashich and when they got wind of the rubio campaign's urging ohioans to vote for kashich, they said if you really want to help us out, you can tell your pacs to back off in florida. >> how intense is this race a few days before the tuesday primary? >> well in ohio, no stranger to
intense races, but it's getting a lot of interest, both on the run up and the democratic side. so we -- it's actually been pretty late to rise up, and now we're in the middle of a ten-day hurricane. >> of course the democratic candidates will be in columbus on sunday. hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. what do you expect tuesday terms of turnout and will that's be covered when the republicans gather in cleveland.
an advocate of alzheimer's disease research. it also talk about the current state of the disease and treatment in the us. be sure to watch live at 7:00 a.m. eastern tomorrow morning. join the discussion. >> tony perkins president of the family research council talks about the 2016 presidential race and out evangelicals and conservatives to the candidates in the campaign. newsmakers sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> heidi crews is the wife of republican presidential candidate cruz. she spoke about what voter should expect.
this is about 40 minutes. >> well, thank you so much for having me to chicago. it is great to be back. last night as we drove in we spent the whole day in the southern part in central part of the state. my kids were with me, and i realized they had never been to chicago. their eyes were peeled command ii said it looks just like houston, doesn't it? my seven -year-old said it's much bigger. it's great to have some friends and colleagues from the business world here. i also have a friend here from california. we went to high school the other. i feel very much at home.
when we embarked on this journey about a year ago without the big thing in our family will be telling our girls their debt was going to run for president and that we would have to describe what that meant to them. as we did my girls were used to me going to the office every day, and the main question was what he going to do? much bigger than yourself or others. one of the 1st questions they had. on the campaign will be unpaid. the position something you do for others. so many others around this country that need a better school and the better chance. and my seven -year-old after contemplating that said, you know, if it were so great there would be more 1st
man's. i just want you to know i'm still trying to prove that this is a worthy will want to be the spouse. we have been traveling the country for almost a year, and you know that feeling. look at the way things are positioned. one ofwhile the early states. i said we have been here before. the restaurant was in the same position, chairs facing the same way. i realized, we were just at another hampton inn. if you want to truly consistent brand experience please stay at a hampton inn. the most inspiring thing is when you have an opportunity to take yourself out of your own daily life, community, neighborhood, work, school,
church and go meet so many different people across the country and rapid fashion. and what struck me the most is that democracy is about individual to individual. i've had people ask me, wouldn't it be great if this process for shorter, been two years and so much money and if you go through it you realize there is such a goodness to the rigor. they are evaluating not only policy and values and what you would do for the country but what kind of person you are, character you have one person one vote, an individual exercise and the opportunity to meet people is just tremendous. the individual representation.
you are all leaders in your communities and professions. the said they gave us abraham lincoln was the 1st republican president. i hopei hope i can provide a little bit of insight and energy in these few critical days. i cannot underscore the importance of tuesday. we have been steadily building delegate votes and last night we did well. by the end of it became in slightly 2nd. the total count is closing on the front runner. want to tell you about ted's election in texas because
they are similar qualities and i want to get into the key things he is running on. you all know how the campaigns are going. enough people are starting to look at a narrow field. but when ted was 1st elected to the senate he overcame tremendous odds in the primary. i was working at the time and raised money but did not travel too much. he did not ask me to take a leave of absence, and i'm not sure what happened. of course as his wife had to remind him that he might have negative name id. i watch that campaign and was very active on the weekends that we had a full-time job. whenwhen ted ended up winning that runoff in a
landslide victory in the last tuesday when taxes by a 17 point margin it really sends a message that ted is doing something different. politics not being a profession that is comfortable and easy but a job that your clients are voters, you're working for them how much would each of us be employed? year after year after year we made excuses. they sent a message to the nation last tuesday. they know he is someone who will fight for them, someone who went to washington to stand up and draw line in the sand and say no further,
someone who actually work to do the things that he campaigned on what to try to defund obama care and put in a better system, to reduce the debt and deficit and not just say we should but have a plan stand there on the senate floor and talk about it. the senate leadership try to change the rules to allow the dead builder come to the floor more quickly so they could go home early. ted is doing exactly what he was elected to do. sodo. so what would he do if and when elected president? there are three key things. security novel a little bit far right comeau little bit extreme.
no more nationbuilding. minigolf iowa who ronald reagan was. i lost my best friend. have come home and there are no jobs. this is the tragedy. in my life prior to this campaign and did not have a chance to meet a lot of teenagers. when you meet teenagers going to war it reminds you must put us national security interests only 1st. we must use the bully pulpit and when and if we go we go to defeat our enemies
quickly, decisively to protect our people and come home. there will be no more meaning from behind. [applause] there will simply be leading in defending the american people. the 2nd thing ted will do is dramatically increased taxes and regulation through a simple flat tax so that the heart and soul of our economy once again flourished. these are problems. the appeal obama care and replace them with a plan that makes health insurance personal call portable, affordable. [applause]
prevents government bureaucrats getting in between patients and the doctors. republicans a promise to shrink the size of our federal government only to go to washington to simply grow government a little more. no resemblance only been in existence. these are new things they continue to grow and grow. this power needs to return to the states. they liberty.
i'm glad we are standing up and expressing that anger. stuck your neck out and risk popularity to do with people elected them to do. going to tell the american people what is going on inside the beltway. go around and see. people are fed up and we need to address that anger. not to our fears happy going
to a little bit more they could expand on that and take questions. how quickly things can change for the better. we had anemic growth and by the mid- 87 percent gdp. we can change things quickly. ted will resend every one of obama's illegal executive orders. so much in the seven a stretch and because of how things have turned out to my congress that has not acted. we have had a do-nothing congress and the president
that is veto a lot of things investigating planned parenthood kemal private sector organization. specific activist groups in the administration will not do that so well. he will dispense with this deal. 80 percent of the american people were against negotiating. asked secretary kerry to bring that so that they can look before they went anywhere. this is wrong, not how we
are meant to work. >> and religious freedom, having our homeland. ted we will move the embassy in israel tel aviv to jerusalem. [applause] a lot more that can be said about each of these policies i should answer some of the details and q&a. security, an enormous issue. ted will secure our borders. we must remind ourselves ronald reagan promised to secure our borders in the 80s. we have continued to allow people to come in this country that we don't know who they are. we need to secure the border and secondly streamline legal immigration. ted reminds people.
he would not be here if it weren't for legal immigration. we are a nation of immigrants. it is important for mine this country and celebrate that but do so in a way that we know who is here, that is safe, and that we do put american jobs 1st, finally workers in support our kids. in early february there was a wonderful article. the state of arizona is one that has done a tremendous job of jumping down on illegal immigration. the results have been tremendous. the minimum wage is gone up, people have had an of aa little bit. hiring a lot of people who were unemployed. costs have gone up a little bit for business in a waya way that is supporting working men and women. a lot of good examples of what we can do. another area that puts a
little bit of detail is the tax plan. a 10% tax plan for individuals, 16 percent flat tax for business, eliminating the deduction and promoting us export. so those are some of the things that a administration would do that they are not the priorities. with that i will go ahead and go off script to answer questions. we had an incredible team here. i want to tell you things about our campaign. we built the ground game and 2015 that this country has not seen since ronald reagan many of the same in the early states, 800 taxes went and watched neighborhoods. we have a game to get the message out. campaigns usually fail because they decide they no longer want to run the
because they run out of money. there is no way you will be able to raise money. usually have a moderate that has all the money and a bunch of conservatives that split the pot of small cash. we have raised over 70 million with an average donation size of $65. we have outraised everyone in the field by multiples. it has been because each and everyone ofevery one of you have given sacrificially. the business community stepped up and maxed out and we appreciate that support. thank you. >> let's hear it friday. all right. we have a lot of questions comeau which is exciting. we will go through them as quickly as we can. >> i will preface this by saying one thing comeau we have a policy team and i am not on it. from day one i said what can
i do that is most useful. going out a meeting voters, fundraising. i will doi will do my best to answer questions, but i am not paid. if ii don't know a specific meaningful answer i will refer to our team and get back to you. >> let's start with an easy one from david heller. let's see. would you please discuss plans on entitlement reform, specifically how would a president cruz make entitlement solvent? >> i will answer in general terms. this is been the 3rd rail of politics for so long. there is no way to get this country back on track and you reform entitlements. ted has set a couple of things. we will take on difficult issues because if this
election has sent any signal, the time is now. so important because people in my generation, by the way, the average age has been 47. we are all very young. i don't know that i want to do this and 30 years. we must keep our promise to seniors. our generation knows we are not going to be retiring at age 60 and living off of government funds. this is the time to say let's have personal family savings accounts. [applause]
personal savings accounts. we need to index the benefit to inflation and raise the retirement age. those are specific things commanded takes care of a large part of the problem. >> we don't have a name on this. her story that navy seals currently do not have adequate weapons in terms of quality or quantity. that the recent omnibus bill that was passed include funds for army servicemen such as navy seals? omnibus bills do not provide individual legislator accountability. >> this is aa question about the equipment and our military. i have looked at the graph. numbers of declined. you are sending my son and daughter in the war zones
with equipment that is the worst in the world. we are going to have to spend more money. there going to have to focus you cannot have a threat of the strongest military illicit israel. the details of it. >> bob graham, member of the city, to be a present for all the people. >> these questions are great because they get a bigger issues. i come from the business
world. if you were in the senate or congress, this is an environment you would exist in. this is an environment where there has been no compromise by their side. no compromise by the democrats. obama has been an extremely effective present for the left. he has not compromise at all which has been very effective. we have to have someone who will negotiate and compromise and advance the ball of reducing the debt deficit,deficit, a better healthcare system. if we are advancing the ball forward, for growth, liberty, security take half
living come back for more. this is been a stalemate. >> we have a couple more on policy. with a little heroes pediatric cancer foundation. he says, before the affordable care act my health insurance premium for my family for the six figures. $100,000. intent on repealing the affordable care act. may not be the case. when you look at the cost of healthcare we have a system.
we went off of our corporate healthcare to be on the campaign. it was important we do that. i cannot tell you how many checks i write every month to appoint these type of kids. it is not doing a service to men and women who do not work for big companies and experiencing this firsthand from my heart goes out to that family. we need a healthcare system that will make it affordable we need to make the companies compete. healthcare to be affordable with people like every other
this is the only insurance from his days with you. we must address. >> of future member asks, does ted have a plan to help maintain religious freedom and for profit businesses? >> yes, he has a plan. it is called the constitution. [applause] has been no one more outspoken and it is not just that. we are a nation founded
people coming here. people seeking freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. and it is really important distinction he is argued for keeping the words under god in the pledge of allegiance. a young woman in texas how much faith was an important part. not allowed to refer to god, not allowed to pray and some people got involved with the ceremony and they did not allow the -- not allowed to have an indication of benediction.
the liberty institute in texas got involved. these are the kinds of things going on in the country and he would defend their religions ability to have a prayer in a public place. >> we are now getting into the political portion. member of the city club take so long from to recognize the danger. >> why did it take to republican party a couple decades to get that they must represent working people in this country?
[applause] >> the republican party is the party of principle them of the party of people who are in it, believe in the private sector of individual. is incredible. m candidates, women, business people, hispanics who have fought for the republican party. so we have won a race that is made today front runner because he has run a race that is rebuilding the coalition that is the party. it is exciting to see different parts come together. >> with safe haven, one of
the political questions. if you all could stop the fighting by announcing a trump cruz ticket or something like that would you accept that is a win-win deal? i don't do it on a strategy and if i were would not tell you. but i will say i think it is so important that we as the american people elect someone that reflects our value. what they have done in their career and how they speak and how they speak of others and as someone who when our kids are sitting on the living room floor watching television that we are proud to have them watch. [applause]
>> city club member, you are speaking tonight at the restaurant in park ridge illinois just four blocks from the childhood home of harrison ford -- no, i'm sorry, hillary clinton. harrison ford is six blocks away. you have any thoughts you would like to share on hillary clinton? >> the thought that i would like to share is i believe thei believe the republican party will beat hillary clinton in november of 2016. >> all right. future member of the city club asks the prospects. >> i don't know. i do know what we are doing in our campaign. we will keep doing the same thing that we have for almost a year now. a lot of people have dropped out as a result of each one
of us. all i can tell you is what our campaign is doing. i have no idea what the other campaigns are doing but i need to go out and meet as many voters as i can and raise money. >> a member of the city club , why aren't any republican senators endorsing senator crews? >> i have gotten the question a little differently. why is ted not more beloved in congress? that is what this election is about. it is why he is a front runner in this race among 330 million americans. because he has gone up and done tough things, and sometimes people who are good people, there because of a nice job and it's fun and some can make a decent living and enjoy the lifestyle. they don't like being called
out. and the thing ofthat voters in people who are working, giving money and time and treasure to promote democracy comeau what they love is ted calling it like it is. the book is called the time for truth. it is about what goes on behind closed doors. it is pretty clear. >> down to the last two. this is like our earlier question. i want you to consider it. how would you explain attraction is someone like donald trump is generated with republicans including with evangelical voters.
>> i think he has been a master of one-liners, master marketer of calling out some of the problems that have been on the hearts and minds. immigration was not a big issue until some of the candidates spoke out on it. important to understand the people are frustrated enough that whoever is an outsider, and so i believe that ted will be our nominee over and over we identify with the anger have to deal with common core, people who are working hard and minimum wages are reduced. it is not a big problem in certain neighborhoods. i think there is a reaction
>> all right. thank you very much. there going to ask you to join us one year from today. i am sure that has to be reported. >> nothing to find. i spokei spoke to the city club of chicago. the award-winning city club mug. straight back. big, big city club. thank you. we are adjourned. [applause] [inaudible conversations] you are still on the job must on the clock. this is for the free be at my schiano's. right over here. >> claire. >> claire gets the free
meal. >> during campaign 2016 c-span takes you on the road to the white house as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio and c-span.org. >> our coverage from the road to the white house continues. first, republican presidential candidate donald trump will hold a campaign rally. ten am eastern. democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton talking about jobs and the economy in st. louis at noon eastern. >> american history tv on c-span three this weekend on saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern by the end of the
civil war in the dawn of the reconstruction era. >> the 1st convergence that will become reconstruction in the summer of 1864. especially august 1864. that is a strange the specific dates, i realize. let's see if i can make the case for you. beginning of the summer of 1864 no president of the united states had won a 2nd term since andrew jackson. isn't that amazing? >> at seven the congressional gold medal ceremony. >> over 50 years ago a selma preacher and educator as president of the dallas county voters league invited reverend martin luther king the reverend ralph abernathy has a williams and the
members of the southern christian leadership congress to help lead some as voting rights protest. today the american people the stove the congressional gold medal upon the courageous foot soldiers who dared to march in the 1965 voting rights movement. >> sunday morning at ten for the 1988 presidential campaign as he answered questions from the editorial board. >> well i have conservative values i am progressive. i call it progressive conservative in order to differentiate myself from the idea that i'm up your standing in defending the status quo.
>> the 50th anniversary of the gemini eight manned space mission. >> experts sit down and analyze. they know it is a three-day mayhem primary purposes including rendezvous in space, the 1st talking in space and a two hour spacewalk. >> for the complete american history tv weekend schedule go to c-span.org. >> on the campaign trail today. [applause] >> well, good afternoon, everyone.
what a great crowd. i cannot tell you what an honor it is. i have the honor of hearing her speak a couple of weeks ago at the home of jailing kathy saunders. and you are in for a treat. unbelievably impressive and i have not stepping out here. i see a political future here, too. [applause] but i know she will talk a lot. this isthis is -- you all no that this is an important election. we have in particular we are so fortunate to have a good choice on the democratic side but one in particular, secretary clinton who really understands the situation rare dealing with. you know, whether it is foreign-policy mother is no candidate better at a time
when it is so critical. what is happening here domestically and who gets it. from the small businesses to understanding cities and supporting cities is not in washington in tallahassee. it's happening here. she gets that and it supports us and follows our president in that respect and that is why for so many other reasons, too, we need to elect secretary clinton is president. [applause] is my deep honor and pleasure to introduce chelsea clinton. [applause] >> thank you so much for that introduction. thank you to everyone for
welcoming us. i hope you buy lots of delicious treats behind the counter. no problem. it doesn't look like it should be a problem where i'm standing. although i spoke too far standing while the mayor was speaking, while ispeaking, while i speak in minnesota down because i'm pregnant. thank you. i hope that you don't take that as a reflection of my gratitude for all of you taking time out of your busy day to be here with us this afternoon my enthusiasm. i just here my doctors voice my head telling me not to stand for too long. the mayor talked about this being an important election. election. i think this is the most important presidential election in my lifetime for two reasons. the 1st is deeply personal. the 1st one i will voting as a mom and ii did not know
i could care anymore about politics until i became apparent. of 17 -month-old daughter home. i hope they arrive equally healthy safe and healthy. i don't remember a time in my life when i was not an organizing event a political rally are voluntary in a campaign to answering phones are stuffing envelopes. and for my dad and he was running for governor but also whenever my parents are supporting who is running for city manager or mayor my understanding local leadership is important, whomever was running i am
blessed to be apparent and a whomever we elect will play a profound role in shaping the country in the world and that my children in a generation will grow up. the 2nd reason this is important as i worry everything i care most about is a risk. iwant to give a few examples of what, i mean, by that. uniquely positions to be a strong and effective present at this moment in time. as you may have seen in the debate hard for universal healthcare coverage. and rather infamously your efforts did not work out.
in part because the health insurance industry spend tens of millions of dollars to the future effort. after the bruising brutal experience no one would have faulted her. maybe of the better in the future, but shouldn't say that. she spent three years building a bipartisan coalition. the children's health insurance program launchers more than a million low income american children including more than a hundred thousand. like in the early 1990s republicans controlled congress. and even in the most optimistic projections
democrats are not expected to win back the house. out of this election, election, the next election, the next election, not in the near future. we have to have a president who knows how to find common ground to make progress left out, left behind or not thought about in the political process historically like low-income children. we are now at 91 percent health insurance coverage. if anyone tells you the affordable care act doesn't matter you can tell them last year at any point in american history because of the affordable care act.
they voted 63 times to repeal it. incentivize. out-of-pocket expenses for me and costs and faster work the mama started 120 years ago to empower. not just for people on medicare but it's hard for the drug companies like us in the eye even three times, watchlist 300 or 3000 times and 3,000 times but they which are someone on medicare. we know that it is not just when it comes to healthcare.
mom is really the only person who is running for president on either side of the aisle that has a record of being able to work with republicans whether it's on expanding health insurance are radically overhauling adoption or foster care system, something she did. generally seen as a friend to democrats. adopted out of the foster care system every year. double that start, extended va services and that in their families can be part. we need a president who does not have a find common
ground. a good indication of what they will do. the present it to stay underground. i want to talk by couple of points. the 1st relates to the supreme court. i had no idea the supreme court would be thrust into the spotlight it has been. and they always take a moment. nine children, 20 grandchildren about as far away as you can get. spoken openly that he more than anyone helped her learn
the inner workings so that she could become an effective just as quickly. i just think it is important for those of us who may be especially for those of us who violently disagree is i did, just about everything, hyper polarization and politicalization clearly addressing. what is passing is revealed, why the supreme court is so important. bailey to the length of campaign. usually important that we overturn citizens united. an organization set up one purpose. she has a personal interest in overturning citizens united.
we know the court is important for so much more. so just a few. in 2013 court overturned a core part of the voting rights act. we are seeing that in this election. there are more voter restrictions in 2016 than at any point since before the civil rights act. we have gone backwards more than 50 years. we saw in the week before the passing the court gotten almost unprecedented decision. executive actions to shutter coal-fired power plants.
of women in taxes that will be deprived of access to healthcare. what i think is important to recognize is that it is not singular. more than 300 at the local and state level restricting a woman's right to choose. thischoose. this year alone there are more than 300 additional the states and localities are considering restricting a woman's right to choose. and what planned parenthood says is even the ones that already exist are allowed stand it will mean that about 50 percent, maybe more of american women will lose access to affordable quality and safe healthcare. so if he cares about gun control our climate change of voting rights while woman's right to choose the
women's health are really equity you have to care about the supreme court's recent history and current history and just one last example, illegal and 31 states to discriminate against someone on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation. although americans have a constitutionally protected right to marry in theory on the same day that someone got married they could get fired, kicked out of school, kicked out of their homes, be deprived of healthcare. ..
was secretary of state in just a couple of examples. the first high-level position for someone to monitor on behalf of the u.s. government with women's rights in expected all indices to know what was going on with girls in their area. that was very important and it is important that amy and continued it id that another secretary of state it will be harder to dismantle the in the future to kill thousands of foreign service officers who work on behalf of all of us that all the seventh they shouldn't pay attention to women and girls.
my mom also had high level to report on the lgbt communities where the embassies are located in set up a fast track asylum process so when, not if those advocates are persecuted or prosecuted around the world with gender identity to apply for asylum in the sanctuary in our country. this and that will be hard for someone to dismantle in the future to tell foreign
officers they should not care about the lgbt community and are there is no longer a dedicated fast-track asylum process. and as proud as i am to be my mother's daughter in the example she gave me to be a working mom because i watched her work so hard whether as a lawyer for the first woman share of the legal services corporation and an american or her efforts to bring the first public early childhood education program to arkansas, i never doubted the was the most important person in the world to her. and was getting ready to leave shoes only 17 months old but i showed her a map
of florida case that i'm going to florida for your grandmother because this is so important to your future. as much as i sit here as a proud daughter i sit here as some of my cannot imagine a better grandmother that is definitely true. if you already have thank you. for any of those you may need to new york you are supporting my mom and all of you we could not do any of this without all of you. thank you very much. [cheers and applause]
night's debate was stunned in different there was a lot of good feelings in that room is something frankly the republican party needed and today is something very special because dr. ben carson was respected by everybody everybody wanted his endorsement and they love him and truly admires what he has done. his life has been incredible it is odd inspiring and i just want to tell you that it adds credence to what i am trying to do what we are trying to do. i want to introduce dr. ben carson as a special special person and a special man. thank you very much. [applause] >> thinking donald. the whole process of getting involved in the political process was something in
never particularly intended to do. it was all about the people in continues to be. not about the democratic party but the people of america in but we saw with the political operative to assert themselves to sort though will of the people as an extraordinarily dangerous place right now. the with the voice of the people to be heard in the political process to play out in the way that it should. i think the republican party particularly would be very wise to stop the promote this guy policy the start thinking about what are the
things that will be helpful for america? we are going off the deep end. we're going off the cliff of -- the cliff for fiscally irresponsible destroy yourselves and feelings to take a leadership position on the world's stage. some said why would you get the hint -- behind a man like donald trump? i will tell you why. first of all, i have come to know donald trump over the last few years it actually he is a very intelligent man who cares deeply about america. there are two different donald trump's the when you see of the stage and though one that is very sorry parole scissoring considers things very carefully to have a very good conversation with him.
that is "the donald" trump you will start to see more and more of. and he said terrible things about you how can you support him? >> first of all, we buried the hatchet that was political. and that happens in american politics. the politics of personal destruction. that is the something i believe in or get involved in but i do recognize it is a part of a process that we move on. it isn't about me or mr. trump but america. i have found in talking with him there is a lot more alignment philosophically and spiritually that i never thought. he will speak to that
actually that surprised me more than anything because i do recognize our person's image can be distorted having been the victim of that and i understand better than anybody and as they begin to see the real individual and those who are hoping that individual we will be converted as a nation. we have to start working together we cannot allow the agents of division to continue to separate us procrastination our strength is our unity. we have to ignore those people who are always trying to stir up strife. the name of appealing to the media as well. you are part of america is
and should be interested in strengthening the nation not creating division, and not creating conflict all the time. if we start having an american attitude and american spirit that texas to the pinnacle, believe me everything will -- everybody will benefit how to remake america a place successful for everybody? but we will be competing with china 1.4 billion we have to develop all people who are the downtrodden, we are not doing them any favors. and what we need to be doing instead to allow those people that is what america
is about. and it certainly isn't about socialism. to be a panacea by some that i think a lot of young people think socialism is concerned about other people. that is cradle to grave government you let them take care of you but you give them all of your money and control of your life. they all look the same way a rapidly diminishing middle-class in the expanded depending class donald trump talks about making america a great i will be health -- helping one of the things that i have discovered is we have incredibly smart people
and none of us knows anything that will only begin to use those people effectively to accomplish the goals of america you will see us and send to the pinnacle the what we have never achieved before and where america should be. thank you so much. [applause] >> then and i were talking yesterday as an amazing conversation and what i realized is he was telling me things about education as such an important element for our country and i said congratulations because our educational system were
raped at the bottom but yet why do we spend the most money? second doesn't even exist. so he will be involved in that in very much involved with health care where he is an expert and a to indicate to health care he was in a class by himself. is an honor to have him. he has become a friend thank you. >> any questions? >> do you gently or formally apologize? >> it is politics is a tough business i used to think real-estate in manhattan was tough but this is a tough business. a lot of things happen in
politics that don't happen anywhere else. we understand that. >> any promises made as a running mate? mickey did not say would you do this or that he just wanted to help in feel strongly the you can see the crowds that are amazing. i don't think there's ever been anything like it. he sees that he will have a big part. maybe he doesn't know this yet but he will have a big part we want to keep that kind of talent. >> site is he playing a policy role or on the campaign trail? when he says there are to donald trump's you agree with that characterization?
>> i do agree. there are to the public version and people see that i don't know what they see exactly but it seems to have worked over by a lifetime. so perhaps there are. i am a big thinker i have ideas and their strong and that worked out typically. and the theme for the entire campaign is make america great again and. whether military or terrorism ended at short fashion we will straighten things out.
>> dr. carson is those he was always very strong on policy. >> can you fill us in on in the al rage efforts - - outreach efforts? >> we have been called in politics but also the biggest people in republican politics over the last couple of weeks. i have always respected him in and like him. i a very strong with borders and security i'd think he will have his using and things will change but we had a great conversation i see a covering one person who says donald trump must
be stopped then they say we have to come together we have been contacted by the biggest people in politics. >> getting millions and millions of people it is the biggest torres said at last night the big story of politics we are having millions and millions of people to go and vote. i have never voted republican in my life i left the democrats to register as republican to vote for you. in the debate on.
>> then they will get back soon. it is up to the generals to play their own game that i want to make sure we have the right generals we know what the roman general to talk to us. >> very quick. we are very powerful we will use that power. >> to bury the hatchet you mentioned politics is rough year regret anything you said about dr. carson? . .
>> i cannot lose that guy. i was doing well and trump would be at 28 at that time. i remember if it was 28, ben was 18, then he was 19, then he was like 22 and i said well well what's happening here, i don't like this. then he was 24, then i had a pretty good paul where i took a lead in one. then what happened was i believe nbc and wall street journal always give me bad polls. oh thank you for the nice things you say about me, you are so nice, thank you. sitting next to david. okay, thank you david. okay, thank you very much. always so nice. now she's going to be
embarrassed. so ben would would always be there. then we had one pole went been one ahead. this guy was was unbelievable. so i started going after ben. it is politics and ben understands that. i was really impressed with how he fought back. he fought back with silence and strength. i even commented on it. someone else would have gone wild. he has great confidence in himself. i was very impressed. it is true. he is the one person, i use the expression i could not the expression i cannot lose him, i cannot shake him. he did so well. he just just went up, up, up, so steady and solid. i thought back and hit him hard. it's just politics and he understands that. i talked to him about it yesterday. he handled it with such dignity i thought it was amazing. i gained a lot of respect for him. >> on