tv Washington This Week CSPAN January 24, 2016 1:00pm-3:01pm EST
[chatter] >> we take you live to a campaign resid -- with donald trump. what a day. i just got back from church per at i learned something. we talked about humility in church today. i don't know if that was aimed at me. perhaps. [laughter] new iurch i don't think a was coming. it may have been by luck. crunch time. we are just about a week, a little bit more.
i just hope you get out there and do your thing. if we do it, we will have an unbelievable victory. look at all of these beautiful hats. we will make america great again. look at that. we are going to do a great job. journey,nt on to this june 16, down the escalator. i will tell you that takes guts. it took guts and certain courage. it is not something i have ever done. , theycians run for office win and lose, they win and lose. they don't care. they are all talk, no action. i have never done it before. the reception has an incredible. the polls have an amazing. just like this room and every room is packed no matter where we go. .uch bigger than bernie sanders we are second. we have the biggest crowd.
[applause] the press never talks about my crowds. but when somebody else has a week, we had 12,000 people. bernie sanders had 3000. that is good. and he is second, way down the loan but sec -- down the line, but second. 20,000 people and bernie sanders has 3000 and we have 12,000. they said bernie sanders had 3000 people. it was great. then they talk about trump, i had 12000 and we had to send 5000 home because we did not get them in. [applause] but they did not mention that. they don't mention it. the cameras are always on my face. they never want to show the crowd. the people get it. people are really smart. someone asks me what you most learned. i learned a lot. hello, darling.
look. i love these people. we have the most loyal people. we have the most loyal. that is the other thing i learned, the loyalty. wey do polls on the debate, when all of the polls on the debate. another debate coming up on thursday and i think that will be fine. not know if it will be fair, but we will handle it one way or the other. it is what we have got to do. the level of loyalty to our movement, it is really beyond me. this is a movement. it is not like a normal situation. the cover of time magazine this , ak, a really fair story professional, beautiful story about the fact that there has never been anything like this. there has never been. it has been an incredible journey. they will study it.
i get calls all the time by reporters. how does it feel to do what you have done? i did not do anything. 1, we have got to go to do it.u have got no matter how you feel, if you are feeling sick, having fights with your wife or your husband, no matter what is going on, if you lost your job 15 minutes before, if they said you are fired because the economy states, no matter what happens, you have got to get out because we are going to change things. we are going to change it. [applause] it has been very exciting. the chairman tells me so many so manyve been made calls are coming in. they are going from democrat to republican and he said he has
never seen anything like it and has been doing this for a long time. ,hether it is republican democrat, liberal, conservative, they are sick and tired of seeing our country ripped off by every single nation in the world. [applause] they are sick and tired of it and we are going to stop it. so yesterday, a couple of things happened. during the last week, we had a wonderful woman who the -- the press does not treat fairly. sarah palin came out and endorsed us. if you knew her personally, you would understand even more. .verybody likes sarah she is an amazing woman. her husband is fantastic. we got a call, we would like to work with you and endorse you. how nice is that. at 2%.
a canadian citizen. i don't know. it was sort of interesting. she was amazing. her level of success with endorsements is tremendous. the press does not give her her just do. she is a wonderful woman who loves this country. i was happy to have her endorsement. you, sarah, who is probably watching. you have all those cameras on right now. we have a lot of cameras. [applause] we have a lot of cameras. things, individual candidates. we don't have to go through the whole thing. should i go through a couple of polls? yes? or 14st came out, 12
points, trump is up, you heard about that, right? trump is up. [applause] you are still lagging behind everybody, folks because the rest of the nation, we are through the roof. a poll yesterday, 48%. another 1, 40 2%. 36 and 38%. we are doing great. we are doing unbelievably. numbers came up from fox and cbs this morning for new hampshire where we are through the roof. in south carolina, all of them, nevada, all of them. happy because i spent a lot of time and i love the people of iowa. i think we will win iowa. even my people, they say please do not say you will win because it you come in second -- i say that is ok, i'm going to win.
we have not had a winner in 16 years here and it is time. it is time. make america great again. you better believe it. thank you. [applause] you have not picked a winner in 16 years. if you choose me, we will finally have a winner. they want to move you to the back of the pack. you want -- you know that? a big push that i will will not be where you are now. they want to move you and i give you this pledge. if i win, they are never moving you. you are staying there. you are staying there, 100%. you are staying where you are. a great, regardless, tradition here. it is an amazing thing. an amazing place, a great lace. i think we are going to win. will be going to say i thrilled when i come in second.
i don't think we will. im looking at what is happening. theory, that i will actually do better than all the polls. the polls with trump, they were saying this morning, not even a fan, but he said, trump is going to win the whole thing. trump is going to be the nominee and he will probably do well against hillary because look what he did last week against hillary. i was the best thing that ever happened to bernie sanders. hillary, she went down and sanders got all the credit for it. [applause] this guy, bernie sanders, give me a break. but he got all the credit. it is unbelievable. i assume the press is listening today. she said false things about me so i hit her hard. on the fox poll and another poll that came out that i am beating hillary, and i will beat
hillary, -- [applause] we have not even focus on hillary or bernie sanders yet. socialist, but some people would say he is a communist era and i should not hit him too hard. if i hit him hard, he will go fight withen we will hillary. isn't he a wonderful guy? i do not want to hit him too hard. i never thought of it. when i hit hillary last week, and bill, all the sudden they did this and then they start saying bernie sanders is surging, an amazing happened. i'm saying i did that. -- i could hit him. i have stuff in my mind. i could hit him so hard, he would drop. [cheers] p is too easy. he is really too easy.
look at these candidates we are against. we have jeb. [laughter] lamationjeb, exc point. he is spending millions of dollars with negative ads. toe's a guy who spent close $100 million. the polls coming out this morning, he went down. he is down at the bottom. it is time to give up. it is time to give up. sometimes you have to admit when you don't have it. he does not have it. he does not have it. advertisements, "he is not a true conservative." what does this guy know about me? he says, "he will not win the race."
if he is so good, how come i am beating him? unbelievable. he is at 3m i met 42 -- three and i am at 42. almost a guy who spent $100 million. i spent almost nothing. i feel guilty. it is now up to almost 40 million. i had a budget to have spent $40 million. i'm spending my own money and not other people's. i am the only one. [applause] i am the only one doing that. hillary, ande, every single candidate, every single candidate, is doing what they are doing. moneyve cruz getting oil -- he is so against ethanol, you can forget it.
all those wonderful farmers that produce what they have to produce, cruz is t5ototally against -- then he changed. he is not so principled because he changed and then changed again and got a little bit more. what is that against -- about principled? getting killed, and that he changed, he changed twice very and he will change back so fast because who is giving him money? oil people are giving him money. nobody is giving me money. i turned down money. i feel so full itch -- so foolish. my whole life, i take and take. greedy. now i will be greedy for the united states and i will take for the united states. i am going to be so greedy -- [applause] we are not going to have any more of these deals with iran where we give them $150 billion, 100 and $50 billion. we should of never given it and
we should have had our prisoners back ears ago before the negotiations started. you do not start the negotiation unless they give us act our prisoners. you do not started here you do not even think about it. i tell the story all the time because it is amazing. you go in and they have our prisoners, three and four, and it will set a wave of kidnapping like you have never seen before. people see that deal, and putting the deal together with the other, it will set a wave. in and they will say let's start. we have to have the prisoners back. they will say no. we will say, can i have the prisoners back and they will say no. you walk out. you double up the sanctions. they will call you within 48 hours, there people outside still trying to get -- they will call you at sure as you are standing here, and they will say, you have got your prisoners. now you get your prisoners.
there is and say, another item. we cannot give you back $150 billion to what do you mean, what do you mean? they are a good negotiator p or we have guys who are better. we want to get the prisoners back. this is what we should have done. we did not make any deals. say now, $150 billion, we are blessed. we have got $19 trillion in debt. my father used to say, take the lump sum. we have got $150 billion. we do not have the money. with the9 trillion now stupid budget deal. do you believe that deal? trillion, $21$21 trillion. trillion. trillion dollars. it, weay we cannot do have 19 trillion, and they will be angry, and what you do is leave the room and that is the
end of that and they call you back. what they made and that deal, 20 four hour inspection, what they did is so incredible. we could have had a great deal. i like the idea of deals. deals are good. one of the problems with ted cruz, everybody hates him. such a nasty guy. think of it. not one united states senator has endorsed him. was with me and introduced us, what a wonderful guy he is, senator grassley, a great guy. but think of it. there is something wrong when you deal of people on a daily basis and not one person endorses you. there is something missing there, something that. he hit me first during the debate. the matter what i did, i could have done any in, he was backing me up. i said this guy seems like a
nice guy, more than anybody else there it carson backed me up nicely and he was a good guy personally. honestly, i like a number of them running. he was soruz, positive. everything was great. i did the muslim, great. somebody has to do it. somebody has to say what is going on. we have radical islamic terror going on all over the world and we have a president who will not say it. he will not even talk about it. that and he was fine with that a lot of people want and now they are. has a point.p i think so, i have a point. the worlds fly into trade center and the pentagon and wherever the third plane was going -- [laughter] [chanting] trump: goodbye. goodbye.
and they call me up. not all of them, but some of them. we have to get to the bottom of what is going on. people --young's young people that got married, , and gaveadicalized and parties, you kill them then in paris, you lose 100 30 people who do not have guns. we will protect the second amendment if i am president. [applause] the toughest gun laws in the world in paris, who knows. in france, the toughest gun laws in the world as a country, you cannot have a gun, and yet the bad guys can always have a gun. you with the white hat. if i pick out you, you right
there with a sign, if i pick out you, if i pick out a few people out of the audience, they could pick out almost anybody. if you had a gun in the bullets were firing the other way in paris or california or remember the five military officers that gun free zone a on a military base, that will end the first day. no more. no more. [cheers and applause] if there were some people in there with guns, you would not have had 130 people killed. and they would not have been looking with the guy with the dirty hat. they would not have been looking for him for long. the other thing, the press. they are a dishonest group of people. the guy with a dirty hat, they called him the mastermind. for two days, they are looking for him and calling him the mastermind. he sent people into a couple of places in paris and said shoot everybody that you can.
what is going on. "ey said, who the hell he is. and i called him the guy with the dirty hat. probably a low iq. he is a freaking morons. . the press is calling him the mastermind and and they are wondering why the youth is the radicalized. they are using the internet better than we use it and our guys invented it. they are hearing, he is a mastermind, he is a mastermind. he is a dirty, rotten more on. and we killed him, fortunately. the cops in france did a great job and the cops in california did an amazing job. what, the, i tell you most mistreated people
practically in this country. police and veterans. remember that. [cheers] they wentt what through in california with all the shooting going on and all that stuff here it -- stuff. you have that one 100th of 1%, where a horrible thing happens, it that policeman, that can happen, a huge story all over the world. do notay it up but they talk about all the good things. give them a hand. give them a hand. [applause] i have had so many endorsements from police all over the country. i just respect them a lot.
they are afraid every time they talk to somebody. if they are a little rough, they end up losing their pension and a job. it is terrible what is going on with our police. i have had policeman, tough cookies, where they are literally afraid to be a little rough with people who are really bad people. because they are afraid they will end up getting brought before commissions and lose their jobs. shares -- cherish our police officers. it is very important. very important. [applause] i say to myself, really reason i mention bush is because you get angry at it, but here is the story. if we could do what we have done, i spent practically nothing. the biggest expense is my airplane p or i own it. i have to pay myself because i own my airplane. so i have an expense.
you find the market value of the plane, the whole thing is ridiculous. i spent very little money. i am going to for two reasons. number one, i feel guilty. i feel guilty. number two, i do not want to take a chance. i do not want to be a wise guy, because i will win without spending p or i'm going to spend whatever it takes. i do not want to be a wise guy. [applause] line i hate getting rid of, it is so cool to say you have spent the least. i have spent less than anybody, just about. and you are by far number one. it is so cool. it is so cool. and i do not really have to spend. a lot of people say why are you doing that, you do -- you don't have to. it is because i get good ratings. it is very simple. face the nation is a very good show, john dickerson. last night, i have got to be straight. do you think if i was wrong on
this, you would think i would say it -- headline, trump said -- a release last week, a big show, cbs. they put out a release last week. i did a show a couple of weeks ago from florida, where i am leading to very low numbers. i love florida. we will win -- we will win florida. we will win a lot of states nobody ever thought about winning for. but face the nation put out a release last week that we had their interview with donald trump come a long interview from florida, that it was the highest-rated show they have had in 15 or 16 years since the fall the world trade center. highest related show. it gives you power. that gives you power. you look at the debates. talks at 40 -- 24 million, cnn said it was the largest show they have ever had. they cover wars and days events. the biggest ratings they ever had was the debate.
jebow they are not watching , a low-energy person. i know they are not watching ted. i don't want to insult the rest of them. i get along with people. i want to be nice. i don't want him to call me and say why did you say that about me. but if you look at four years ago and eight years ago, it used to be like a throw away. they had to do it as part of their licensing. they did not even want to put them on. it is now like they cannot get enough. it is the debate coming up here the big debate, it is crazy. every magazine, they call it the trump debate. it gives us some power because we are the silent majority that is turned into the north the majority. [applause] and it gives us power. thing with meet the press. chuck todd is a nice guy. they were down in the toilet with the ratings.
then i finally agreed to do a show because he started to treat me with respect. the roof.rough millions of people watching. they all said, what happened. he will probably go in and get a raise now. and george stephanopoulos, we do his shell and it steps through the roof. cnn, a good guy there. ratings.good gives us power. they do not care about the poll numbers. i care more about the poll numbers. when i see those ratings, it makes me feel good because that means people are listening to our point of view. that is what it means. [applause] so what has happened is an advertisement was put out by ted aboutnd it was so false eminent domain. most people do not even know what that is. it is where government takes property for a full payment, they pay you, they do not just take it. they call it a taking but you
got paid a fortune. frankly more than you never get because you are dealing with asiticians and politicians, we have learned, they pay too much. road, ife building a you are building a highway, because let's say you have a community like this, and look at all the people, and you need roads and highways and schools and hospitals, and you may have somebody who has a little farm in the corner of the far makes it impossible to build, let's say a school or a hospital or let's say you cannot build a highway because the farmer says i do not want to sell under any circumstances here at a highway is coming, but you can't get the land. it is called eminent domain. they will take that sliver and they will pay you a fortune. they say it is fair market value but it is more than that if you are smart. they have this thing about donald trump and eminent domain and that i had something to do with, you know, there is an economic developer and project
where i would have loved to use eminent domain. i ultimately did not use it but they said in the ad that i did and that i ripped down this house from an old woman. it never happened. if i did, it would have been thousands of jobs. but it never happened. bulldozers ripping down. false stuff. let me tell you about eminent domain p wrote all of these conservative people, the national review is a dying magazine. does anybody here read it? nobody. it is dying. the thing is that as a doornail. it is going to be closed. i bet it is close in a short time. what they did is they have a couple of guys at the lead and they got some publicity and it is probably the best thing that happened to me because my poll numbers went through the roof because nobody respect the people. said are the people that very strongly that trump will never run. if he does run, it is not going to happen here he don't even talk about it. neverhey said he will
sign form then they say never put in his financials because maybe he's not as rich as everyone thinks that he doesn't want to hurt his image. turns out i much richer than anyone new. financials.ages of they were great. turnberry in scotland weather play the british open. so many different things. it turned out to be great. .remendous cash flow i wanted people to see it. these guys went down and said this was bad news. and i put them in right didn't as for extensions. they said he will ask for an extension because you're entitled to many extensions.
many of the politicians who filed a one or two page report as for extensions. and people couldn't believe it. that's the kind of thinking our country needs to make us great again and strong again and all of these things. [applause] china we havewith political hacks that are negotiating. we have a trade deficit with -- it used to be. i heard this morning a more accurate number. $505 billion. and then obama says our partner china -- i love china. these people come to me and by my apartments. the biggest bank in the world is in china. they are a tenant and when my
buildings in manhattan. i own a big building in san francisco along with a group that is a great group. we on the bank of america building in san francisco. avenue ofer one, 1290 the americas. wins. that's how i got them. iv china. -- i beat china. our country does not win any more. that's the kind of thinking we have. we have people that are real stiffs. we have people that should never be doing what they are doing. i look at the stuff and i see what is happening and i look at id and i say wait a minute, put in this report and all these people for the national review said i would not run or file. when i found my financials, it was by grand central terminal in front of the federal elections commission with reporters. what do they get instead? ted cruz with a couple of pages.
he forgot to say that goldman sachs gave him money. he forgot to say that citibank gave him money. he is a man of the people. he is robin hood. these this great man of the people even though nobody likes him or no senators endorsed him and he is a nasty guy. he's going to help people. he doesn't want to know you borrowed from goldman sachs. goldman sachs has him. citibank has him. he is going to come out with rulings against goldman sachs and yes a personal agreement, i don't think so. he said he did not know. he's got to banks. --two banks. how do not put that in your personal disclosure form? it is impossible. smart guy. you know you had banks and in the put them. he didn't want the people to know that goldman sachs owes money to him and he's that
guarantees with goldman sachs. he's got very low interest rate loans. he's got low interest rate loans. they are like peanuts. when goldman sachs goes to the senator in texas in the case of the people from texas and they say we have to have this that he's going to do it. on that taking anybody's money. [cheers] the other problem with ted is, tribe, aow, laurence great constitutional lawyer from harvard said this is an unsettled matter. this great constitutional lawyer. others have come up and said he can't run for president. maybe he can, maybe he can't. i don't know. he should go to court and seek a declaratory judgment. --ple voting for ted cruz
there is a real chance he is not allowed to run for president. he can run for prime minister of canada. [laughter] people laugh but it's true. he qualifies because he was born on canadian soil. then he said another beauty. he was a citizen of canada until 15 months ago. does anybody know this? he's a citizen of canada. ands a citizen of canada somebody found out. reporters ultimately find out anything. much of it is false with this happens to be true. he's a citizen of canada and they sent -- and they said your citizen of canada. they said how could it be your citizen of canada? he said he did not know about it. and there are advantages to being citizens of different places. you understand that.
he didn't know he had loans out the goldman sachs and he didn't know -- come on. are we babies? are we going to find a what happens. then he makes a false statement about me that i'm ripping down some woman's house that ultimately so forget about it. i saved a fortune. it was in atlantic city. i left atlantic city eight or nine years ago. it totally collapsed. the smart people give me an a provision. i left. i would have built this tower. the woman did me a big favor by not wanting to sell. i never ripped down her house. she was perfectly fine. they show tracker stripping down her house. tractors ripping down her house. do you think he will apologize? he should give me an apology. they show a tractor ripping down something. not her house. but they show this a beautiful
-- it could be a john deere but think of the caterpillar. [laughter] that was before. japan is so devalued that the yen is hard for caterpillar and john deere. iv millions of dollars of it. -- i buy millions of dollars of it. millions. ted has a problem. i don't know what the problem is but i can say that the polls that came up this morning there has been tremendous turn. 12 points or 14 points of swing. we are way up and he went way down. ultimately you got to go caucus. if you don't go out, you are not enemies this country great again. if you don't go out and do it that you have these people at national review. it's gotten a lot of publicity. it's a failing magazine. got no influence whatsoever. you have brent bozel.
he's up in my office asking for money. something to do with advertising. i want money. i want money. i say what -- who is this guy? so i think about it given him a check for his general contribution. this was a long time ago. i gave him money. then he calls again and wants more money. i said you can be rich, but why do we have to give money to people? i'd rather give to charity. the next and i hear his name i'm writing a piece about donald trump. i guarantee you folks if i gave him more funny, you give it for the rest of your life, but he would've been fine and would not have written the piece. then you have glenn beck. always crying. because fox fired him. now we has a loser going on.
in all fairness i don't blame him. he asked for an interview. don't forget until i did this i was sort of not thinking about this. i did not give him an interview only because i was busy. i didn't give him an interview. i probably would've acted the same way. he calls my people and i go to first place. i have been in first place almost as the day i announced. [applause] -- yourably my people people all of a sudden become geniuses. " we wouldn't have given him an interview." i should have given them an interview but i didn't do it. i did not give glenn beck an interview. he asked many times. he said his father is in the hospital. he was sick and not well. i don't know how that worked out. i said i will do your show. bottom line is probably called up and we did not do the show. he comes out against me.
if i did interviews, he would not have done it. that's the way life is. you don't learn this at the wharton school of finance with us the way life is. i don't blame him. if i call somebody and had a network, the family network -- a failing network especially and they would not do the interview -- and there was no other reason other than i had things to do. if i call somebody and they wouldn't do it, probably i would be swayed to knock the hell out of them. they came up with a stupid cover. they have 22 guys. i could go other examples. people andm are nice a lot of them are not even very vicious. this and they try to sell some magazines. they might sell this one. the national review is finished. if the detonating. they came out and they tried to do something that was good. they got some publicity. i think it probably helps me.
here is the story. we have a very major election coming up. i think it's kind of in the most important election we've had modern times. our country is going to hell. we have people that are incompetent leading our country. we have people that are frankly -- trump likes to speak. i went to an ivy league college. i went to the wharton school of finance which is the best business school in the world. i'm like a smart person. uncle,- i always say my slow horses don't produce fast horses. my uncle was a professor for years. a great engineer. dr. john trump at m.i.t.. the people in this room are smart. my people are the smartest people in my opinion. they get it.
these of the smartest people. the most loyal and the smartest. the most loyal in the smartest. [applause] you look at what goes on. we know and we see and they always like to say he is plainspoken. is that a positive or not? think of it. when you have a word to describe your leadership in this country, what's a better word than the word "stupid?" there is no better word. i can go through a thesaurus and come up with others, but there is no better word. pride? i used to say incompetent, but stupid is better. when you look at these deals that we make, when you look at what we do with china, with what we do with mexico -- mexico are friends of mine. i employ thousands of people. tens of thousands of hispanics. in nevada i am meeting. -- leading.
i said i'm going to win with hispanics and african-americans. -- getting great american numbers of african americans because of going to give jobs to people. what has obama done for african-americans? they are relatively speaking the worst shape they have been in. you look at kids. 58% unemployment. you look at people that are 35-50, and their prime, unemployment is through the roof. obama has done nothing. with him it is all talk. all talk, no action. just a bad guy. i will tell you what. i thought obama would be a great cheerleader at minimum to this country. guess what? he has been a horrible cheerleader for our country. he has been a divider. our country is divided. it's divided very badly. [cheers]
and we have to bring it back. if we don't bring it back, we will have a problem. people don't know this about me. i am a cheerleader. i am somebody that does unify. a woman came up to me yesterday. i did two speeches yesterday packed houses in different parts of iowa. a beautiful, wonderful woman says, mr. trump, my friends are concerned if your president would you still speak so tough? i say no, it is different. there's a little truth of that. you want to ease up? i'm running originally against 17 people. tubesr five are down the and now we have a big group double be down the tubes despite all the money. can you imagine all the money they spent and they are now down the tubes. i said to her -- she said the only thing they have against you is a major rhetoric is tough.
happy skies -- half these guys lie. trump, trump, hit trump. [cheers] i said i have to use in dealing with all these people and that i want to deal with hillary if i don't -- if she doesn't go to jail are bernie or bloomberg which would be great. i love the competition. i love bloomberg to come in. i'm dealing with all these people. i have to be a little bit tough and quick because i don't have enough time to be so nice. if i'm president, i would have a little bit of time. the demeanor would be a little bit different but don't worry it will be the same attitude. [cheers] he said please don't change. don't worry. i'll be a little softer. maybe the attitude will be tougher but the words of the softer. i tell people it's easy. i could be so politically
correct. i got a palm beach. i own a great place in palm beach. we have the great society people in palm beach that always will be sitting next to them. i sit next the ladies. "donald, it's a beautiful to have you with us." [applause] [laughter] in modern day society do not allowed to say that about a woman. i've never had anybody complain. very up in the air and very nice people and they raise a lot of money for charity. i'm so politically correct. they say we can't believe the sophisticated donald is. i can do it any different way. our country has the problem. i don't have time to be politically correct. does that make sense? [cheers] it takes a lot of time. [applause] it takes a lot of time. so when i began this journey coming down the escalator, it looked like the academy awards.
look back there at all these guys. who has that? on a sunday morning. here we are in iowa. look. unbelievable. i will tell you what will happen. this one section for structural reasons they cannot have people up there. watch. every single seat. people are outside standing. for structural reasons it's under repair. they will probably have one wiseguy show that one section. "not that many people turned out." [laughter] [applause] please, they are disgusting. that's why i like our protesters. they have to show up. i tell this story. whether many people there? yeah, it's all live on cnn and all of them. did you watch? she said donald, they never
leave your face. they never leave you. it's like a tight shot. they never leave your face. i said i don't like that. we were in lowell, massachusetts in a stadium. oral roberts university. the playset 12,000-13,000 people. we had to send away 5000 or 7000 people. they never once show the stadium. my wife said were there many people? didn't they show it? no. she said i could tell by the sound there had to be a lot because it sounds like a brrr. she said i could tell them are a lot of people but they never showed it. [chanting] trump, trump, trump, trump. [cheers]
if you see the section under repair and you see these sleaze bags showing it, remember what i said. they are the worst. they are so dishonest. i want to backtrack. i want to say this about conservatives. "donald trump is not a true conservative." best jeb bush. "donald trump is not a true conservative." this guy will get you nothing done. he spent $100 million. here is what happens. one of the things they say is eminent domain. all conservatives want the keystone pipeline. is that right? i want it. here is my deal. obama either approves or he doesn't. hillary says no good. you know why hillary is with obama on some of the things? why? she doesn't want to go to jail. the man in the front row gets it.
you have not been at one of my deals, where you? he gets it. he was a number six. she doesn't want to take him on. she is saying things and she will until the end. she is against the keystone pipeline. all the conservatives are for it. here is the difference. i am for it. with the help difference does it hell -- what the difference does it make? i love canada. you know who's going to approve that deal fast, ted cruz. he's in canada. [laughter] i never thought of that. ted cruz will approve the keystone pipeline because it benefits canada. it's great. they can be the only guy running for president and then he will run for prime minister of canada. without eminent domain -- these guys all say "donald
trump is against eminent domain." i want to have a highway built. you know what can't be built without eminent domain? the keystone pipeline. no pipeline can be built because it goes thousands of miles from canada down to texas. a goes through farmland and a goes through a person's house. without this -- when you look under the keystone pipeline, they have a whole section dedicated to eminent domain. what it means, how we will use it. now they're saying i'm not a conservative because of eminent domain. but you needed or you want have roads in the country. i say the keystone pipeline cannot be done without eminent domain. probably connected 20 feet. -- probably could not go 20 feet. they take the property. they pay you a fortune. there are people to make a living off of buying imminent
domain lands. they are supposed to pay fair market value but you're negotiating with the government so mr. stupid to get more money than it's worth. them, theyen to talked about it the other day, " donald trump lesion the taking of property." they forgot to say you get a fortune for it. these are dishonest people. eminent domain, keystone pipeline. here is the difference. the conservatives want an approves. we have the democrats that say no. a lot of the democrats think it should be approved, by the way. but you have a group this is no. we have a group that says yes. here is what i say. yes. but i'm not finished. for the country, i want to take for the united states -- why should we let them build this massive pipeline using eminent domain and go through all these
farms and farmland in cities and wherever the help they are going -- hell they are going? i want 25% of the deal for the united states. they will make a fortune. [applause] pipeline it this will be a very profitable thing. it's really canada oil coming down. i like canada and i want them to be happy. i want the developers the apeline to give united states big, big chunk of the profits or even ownership rights. like i do in business. that's what i do. here is what is going to happen tomorrow. it's so simple but you'd never heard of it. now everyone says take the oil. i sent in iraq -- take the oil. now they are all saying it. with the keystone pipeline i want a big piece of the deal. otherwise i'm not going to approve it. they will give us a lot.
i don't be too greedy, but if i am, i'm greedy for the country. when they did the keystone pipeline i want it approved. i like a lot of oil flow. right now we are low but a member opec and i never want to be in that position again. doesn't that make sense? you will not hear that from anyone else. [applause] tomorrow you will have always bloodsuckers going i have an idea. i want a piece of the deal -- they would not know where to begin. carl icahn, many other businessmen want to endorse me. they say he's the one that gets it. we have corporate inversions going on for countries are leaving the united states. they used to leave iowa and go some other place. some went to mexico. new, iowa. -- newton, iowa.
they would be these places and go to florida. now they leave new jersey and the good ireland. pfizer is going to rhode island. thousands and thousands of jobs because they can bring their money back into the country and because the taxes are too high. my tax plan is an amazing plan. it's going to make us so dynamic. guy, said it's a phenomenal plan. it's going to lower taxes for corporations. lower taxes for business. get rid of a lot of rules and regulations. farmers, people that have farms are telling me stories that are a disaster. they can't even take care of their farms anymore because of the environmental impact stuff. we will bring it back and we would go back to saturday and do things that are incredible. we are going to do things that are incredible in this country. we are now the highest taxed
nation in the world. we will make it so we are one of the lowest. we are going to become a dynamic force again. [cheers] all of that money, at least $2.5 trillion offshore. democrats wanted brought back in. they cannot get it back in. they spend it here but they can't because it so restrictive. they can't do it bureaucratically. all $2.5 trillion, the government has no idea. just like they have no idea how many illegals are in this country. they have no idea goes on the obamacare website that cost $5 billion. it still doesn't work. all that money does offshore, the democrats and republicans want it. this is been going on for three and half years and they can get
together. they have no leader. every democrat once it, ever republican. we want money brought back into the country. the reason they can't get it done is no leadership. it's one thing if they are opposed -- somebody wants obamacare and somebody doesn't. is a logjam. here is something with a want the money to command and they can't -- come in and they can't get it done. there is total gridlock in washington. a guy like ted cruz can never get it done. it's never going to happen. you need to me that can we win deal and get things done. deal and get things done. all of obama does now is signed executive orders. boom.'t get it -- executive order. say -- here is an
executive order. in five years, don't worry, i'm playing golf. remember ronald reagan and tip o'neill when the country was running good. they got along and you got congress. these doing an executive order on the second amendment. how terrible is that. we can't do that stuff. here is the story. i was talking about trade. i was talking about china, japan , millions of cars pouring in and we get emphatically nothing. i was talking about mexico. they beat us in tree and at the border. drugs are coming across. anchor babies, which i was right about. the fact is somebody has a baby that is in a legal is it me with to take care that baby for the next 90 years. i am right. [cheers] and we don't need a constitutional amendment. i was right. some of the greatest lawyers in the world to trump was right. all the things they talk about.
then you had harris in los and losand -- paris angeles and other things happen. and then cnn does a poll. it was best of the economy? trump by a factor of many times. in the 60's and 70's. i will be the greatest jobs president god ever created. [cheers] then because of what happened in paris and california they started talking about he was best on security for the country. trump. best of the military. trump. it was the best on isis. trump. by a lot. as in the narrative started changing. i was talking about all the different things. trust me. trade is going to be great. we will bring back jobs. we will make good deals, not bad deals. i will use the greatest business people in the world.
i know the good ones, the bad ones, the ones that are overrated. the one you have never heard of that are better than all of them. to them it is sport. they love the country, some of them. some don't care. these are tough people. some will live a country out of the united states if they can save a few dollars. we will have the best negotiators in the world negotiating against japan and mexico and china and vietnam and all of these countries that are absolutely killing us. ist china has done to us perhaps the greatest theft in the history of the world. we have rebuilt china. what they have done to us is taken so much money out of this country and we go them $1.7 trillion. can you believe it? they kill us and we of the money. trillion.go them $1.5 we will take care of that. we will knock the hell out of them. [cheers]
mostber, i am the militaristic person. i am the most militaristic person. we will build our military strong and powerful. i hope we never have to -- i don't want to use it. some people say trump is very tough and he might be very quick on the trigger. all these weak people want to use our military. i said don't go into iraq in 2003. he will destabilize the middle east. i am the same one in the group. -- sane one in the group. i want to make it bigger and better and stronger and technologically nobody can compete. [cheers] i don't want to have to use it. and going along with that, i have a lot of bad stuff. luke -- vet stuff. we will take care of our v ets.
we have illegal immigrants treated better than our vets. they will be treated right. they are our greatest people. in closing, i just want to say it has been wonderful. you can read all the time magazine cover stories you want. in my opinion if we don't win, we wasted a lot of time. you have got to go caucus. otherwise we are going to have something that is amazing. here is what we're saying. if trump win iowa, they give you a lot of power, if trump wins iowa he will run the table. [cheers] if i don't win iowa, and anything is possible, i have to go to new hampshire where i have a massively. like a 20 point lead. incredible people in new hampshire. if i don't win, and i think we
going to win anyway because answer is strong. south carolina is through the roof. we have a huge lead in nevada. george it is amazing. florida, 40%. -- 48%. if i can win iowa, we will run the table. i want you to do what is right. but i honestly believe it is very important because you have not had a winner in so long. you will have a winner. i give you my word, you are going to have a winner. [cheers] [chanting] >> dropped on the truck, trump, trump. trump.p, trump, trump: love you. i love you too. i do. we are going to make our country
strong again. we are going to make our century smart again. people are going to respect us again. young sailorsen sitting in a vote on the hands and knees with their hands up in the air and they are in a baking position and you have thoughts of guns so there had making them say whatever they want to say, and the only reason we got them back is that they happened to be smart. two days later they got $150 billion. thosey didn't have that, sailors would be there until about february 1 of that year. that i can tell you. but i thought that was a very humiliating -- was that humiliating? if $150 billion was not coming to days later, those people would be over there for years to come if you had a normal president. here is the story. we are going to win again.
who will make our country great again. we will be very proud of these days but you have to go out and caucus. the more of the mandate weekend win by -- and i don't want to come in second. second, every word i say is going to come back on that long. they can say whatever they want. i want to come in first. we need a mandate. we need to bring -- get our country back. when he to do things we have never done before. we can be stronger and better than ever before. february 1, go caucus. get that thing done and we are going to have a lot of fun for a lot of years. i love you all. i love you all. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you folks. appreciate it. ♪ [cheers]
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♪ >> a week and a day until the iowa caucuses. a donald trump rally at muscatine, iowa. talking to supporters gathered. we would like to hear from you next to get your thoughts on what you thought of donald trump today and the entire republican field. the caucuses coming up in iowa. first in the nation primary in new hampshire on february 9. of course you can tweet us or leave a post on the c-span facebook page. a couple of colors waiting for a while. let's go to the phone.
susan in north carolina on the republican line. are you still with us? caller: i am here. host: go ahead. what did you think of donald trump today? caller: i believe he is expressing what american people have wanted to say for a long, long time. beatst touches the heart of what many of us have wanted to say but we are not able to say. because of the political correctness. i think it's time the american people in general are able to say that if someone shoots a policeman or another officer because they were trying to get them to comply with them, and if he gets shot in the midst of bum., he is a we cannot say that anymore because we've been told we could be locked up for it.
i agree the policeman and the other officers that we have are just being treated rotten. and the obamacare has done o odles of damage to oodles of people. one of the perks was i could have insurance for $12 80 since a month. month.80 a but because of all this stupidity by obama i don't have that. that we are not going to get everything and we are not going to fix it by taking it away from people that have worked for it. people aree benefiting from obamacare because of perks being taken from the and oodles of other
people. i absolutely can't wait. the next time i say donald trump's name, i will be saying president trump. host: thank you for calling. debbie you were calling from connecticut. thank you for hanging in. what do you think? caller: i am very impressed by donald trump so i will be voting republican. i can't wait for him to be our president. my question is what he is going to do with all the entitlements? with hand those out like candy. i feel like a lot of people on entitlements don't need to be. i work for the state of connecticut and it's appalling how much money these people get on a monthly and yearly basis. i'm hoping he will be able to do something about that as well. host: thank you for calling. fred in clearwater, florida. democratic color.
-- caller. caller: how are you? the young lady called a couple of calls ago about oodles of entitlements. that's called sacrifice. you want to be great again like donald trump says, make that sacrifice. as far as his rhetoric, it's all talk. he has no substance. none whatsoever. i just don't understand how people buy into that rhetoric. i don't get it for the life of me. this is my challenge for everyone listening. employment had your for the duration of his presidency, how many wages were decreased? how many? thank you. florida, in
independent caller? go ahead. caller: i want to tell you. it's about time we finally have someone who has not been bought by special interests and is free now to do the right thing for our country for a change. this is a change we need. not the change obama promised us seven years ago that has brought us social disaster. you can change your sign. we are now the not so silent majority. god bless the usa and god bless trumps. . host: donald trump in iowa today. the caucuses in island just a week away. we will have live coverage
starting on february 1 at 7:00 p.m. on c-span. at 8:00 eastern time on c-span we will join a republican caucus and take a look at the process on our campaign network, c-span2. we will be at a democratic caucus and seal the process works on the democratic side. follow the iowa caucuses coverage coming up a week from tomorrow, february 1 on the c-span networks as the road to the white house coverage continues. a couple of tweaks that have come in and response to the trunk rally -- trump really. "great rally in muscatine, iowa. " " iowa caucus for trump." despicable, discussing group of racist pigs in iowa. absolute trash." aere was a protester with
"stop hate" banner. cruzs idiot trump says eight ethanol. this is not true. he hates government control over ethanol but trump is still lying to his followers." back to the calls. natalie from chesterfield, missouri for republicans. caller: hi there. am what isay that i hope is a big majority. a secret trump supporter. i do not voice my support because of so many people that i know from my past four i went to a very liberal east coast college. they just hate him. i'm not understanding it at all. where i am a place being subversive. of the way government
has just been in the hands of people that are all up for glory for themselves. and not caring for the good of the majority and i think that trump does not seem to have any old terrier motives other than helping us all. him.port i wish he had more specifics about what his agenda is and his ideas and plans. i want to convince people there reallym that is not anything that awful to worry about. i really hope you take that into consideration and voices ideas
and plans. host: a democratic caller next, nick from texas. caller: how are you today? i had not heard anything about trump being in the service. what service did he serve in? host: he did not he went to a military school as a young man but did not serve in the military service itself. is donald trump your candidate? or do you prefer someone else? caller: i prefer hillary clinton and i'm listening to trump. he is sounding good but i do not like the wall in mexico. host: thank you for calling. independent caller. ava? you are on the air. documentarytched a
on directv channel. i forget which one it was. a documentary or biography of donald trump. it said he was sued for discrimination in the 19th of any's. -- 1970's. his mother on there and she said he would not be a good precedent. said he did not like people to tell him what to do. and he liked everything his own way. said in the documentary they had worked for the mob. anyway, -- to me, he did not learn no grammar. somebody who came straight out
of the godfather. is all i got to say. i wish people would open up there in years. they have got the rose-colored glasses. sharon in michigan, a republican caller. was greatthought he as usual. i want to let you know with donald trump in the white house, i know that my great-grandchildren will be able to be safe and grow up in the america i grew up in. vietnamer, a marine veteran, will actually get the care he deserves. i know together we can make this america great again. i am trump all the way. that is it. host: the i will caucus is a weekend a day away. donald trump is campaigning there. i what is used to the weather we have got in the nation pauses capital in the last couple of
days. here is a look at the white house, washington, dc still slid -- still snowed in. , upwards ofbegins two feet in the nation's capital. three and over in outlying areas. this tweet we have got, we can show it from capitol hill, there you go. a look at capitol hill today. via twitter, oaks are sweating. the capitolll police were enforcing a technical than on sledding on the capitol grounds. when congress passed the omnibus spending bill, they put language in their basically telling capital police to lay off and not enforce that rule. on theetters are act out grounds of the nation's capital today. .et's go back to your calls
ted joins us from tennessee, a democratic caller. your thoughts on donald trump. caller: i think donald trump will make a nice president. it is about time we get someone in there that shares for our -- us old folk. i'm a baby boomer on social security right now. it looks like social security will go under. i think donald trump will bring us out of it and i think he will be the best man. host: thank you for calling. wendy in pennsylvania, and independent caller. go ahead. you are on. caller: i am just calling because i want people to realize donald trump, i support him only because the man was really smart when he decided to pull out of new jersey. because of them legalizing
casinos and all the others dates. he was smart to pull out of there because he was going to lose money in new jersey at that time. pulled out before he could lose anything. that man did not lose anything. i just wanted to remind people how smart he is and how on top of every he is. host: thanks for calling. sharon joins us on the republican line. caller: good morning. i am for donald trump. i think he is our best candidate. he will do a lot for this country and he will pull the what strings and that is we need. we spend too much money overseas and we don't take care of our own peer we have not taken care of our vets and he will do it. for calling. stephanie in illinois. democratic viewpoint. what do you think of donald trump? i wanted to look at this
program to see what people see in donald trump. i did not hear anything of substance in his beach. all he spoke about is his money, his hate for ted cruz, and what he will do here and what he will do there. he will like -- the like a bull in a china shop. through -- got to go through the senate and the congress. you cannot get a bill passed. what do you think obama is going through? shame, people have these rose-colored glasses. basically. i am an african american woman. it is hate basically because we have enough can american president. no one wants to work with him. that is how the tea party began. substanceo put some in his speech is it i have voted republican before. one of our people where i live is a republican.
she is mild woman and i voted her. but basically there is no substance in the speech. it is hate, how much he has, about his planes, and nothing about how he will help student loans, nothing about social purity area what about his tax plan? let's see it. put it out there so we can see it. all he is preaching is fear. that is all he is reaching. fear. i support the second mimic i will be carrying a gun. but i do not want him as our president. he would be a disaster. we would be the laughingstock of the world. host: thank you for calling. donald trump in iowa today at the high school. the iowa caucus is a week and a day -- a day away. let's call from iowa.
we're joined from des moines. i was wondering when and where this caucus will be in iowa. host: when and where what caucus will be? in general? caller: yes. host: there are caucuses all over the state. caller: [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, i just wondered where i should show up to. host: i do not have that information. you should check the des moines register website or any number of sources in your city of des moines. i am sure there are plenty of resources. did you watch donald trump? caller: yes i did and i will vote for donald. host: thank you for calling. steve, an independent. caller: what a call from your last caller.
he is not even smart enough to know where the caucuses are. stephanie made some good points as well. donald trump all the way. let me tell you why. donald trump, the monster that the republican party created 30 years ago is now devouring them. the thing i like about trump, i any be honest, if he goes further than iowa, new hampshire, south or alina, if he continues to be a contender, he will do to the republican party exact what needs to be done. give it a big gigantic anima. he will flesh it out. enema. he will flush it out. hopefully, all the idiots -- host: go ahead, annie. caller: i am confused as to what all the callers heard today when trump spoke. i listened hard as i always do, whether he is on the debate or
at a caucus, and what i hear is merely him promoting hate. the substance in his speeches? i have been waiting time and time again to hear what his specific lands are for the american people. today alone, all i heard him address was his idea of what we should do in regards to the iranians. that in 48statement hours, he guarantees they will call us and he would not give them the money we promised them, it is ridiculous. we as american people need to listen. he is promoting hate through fear. it really has to end. our country is going to be in a bad place. host: let me ask you a question. you said you were not getting specifics or details. what do you think the draw is for donald trump? caller: i think the hype.
he is great at celebrity. he is great at, he knows what he is doing in terms of how to get people riled up into believing whatever it is he is trying to sell. it is just hype but where is the substance? what specifically has he presented in any debate, even today, in terms of, ok, this is what i am going to do for the american people, or let's just start with medicare, this is exactly what we will do to save medicare or social security or to help with our young people to ensure they get education, like his children were able to get. as far as the fact that he has not had to borrow any money from anyone, people, wake up. he is rich. why are we making excuses for someone who did go bankrupt? and use that service? that is provided by the government for people during hardship here and did it three times? four times?
really, we have to wake up as a people and realize that he is just hype. that is all it is. us? is he going to do for host: thank you for calling. we have time for one more call. iran in north carolina on the line for republicans. caller: i am glad i got in. i would like to say i am a former democrat and trump is the reason i am a republican. i had several replies to people, one about the executive orders, every one of those according to what i understand about the constitution, is illegal. i don't understand what the big deal is about defining each and down to thethat
finest detail. he is giving a general, broad stroke of the things that will happen. there is a lot of consulting and detailed work that has to be finished out in order to implement it. future.ll come in the the thing is that we have put up with and endured all of the things we have for several and that is not who we are. we are americans, at our very core. and we need to see that -- the things that were in effect 225 and trump is the keystone to that happening. thank you for the call. one thing i failed to mention when we were showing you those ofshot -- outside shots washington, d.c., the house
announced today that it will be out of session all next week. there is a look at the north side of the capital. is pretty snowed in. the house will not be in session. is already planning a short week to allow for democratic retreat at the end of a week. but they have now decided to cancel the sessions or the entire week due to snow. thank you to all of our callers. a reminder the iowa caucus is a week from tomorrow. we will have live coverage here on c-span, 7:00 p.m. eastern 1 againstay, february our coverage at 8:00 on seas and. we will take you to the republican caucus and 8:00 ontern time on the -- c-span2, we will take you to the democratic caucus to see how the whole process works in iowa with caucuses and the new hampshire promise -- primaries a week after that on the ninth.
we will show you a debate among candidates known as the lesser candidates or lesser presidential candidates. the forum took place in new hampshire recently area this particular debate involves a group of lesser known republican candidates for president. [applause] >> thank you, that are hand or institute of politics. theso want to thank elections division for the opportunity to join in what will be a great night. i want to set the record straight tonight. debate herethe jv it is a uniquely new hampshire opportunity for all the candidates who put themselves forward to explain why they think they are the best candidates to be president of the united dates. 58 candidateshave
on the ballot. that is the most since 1992. we will have a chance tonight to hear their views on the issues. before i do that, i want to introduce the panel. brad is covering the new hampshire primary for abc news. he is also a reporter for abc radio. next we have -- absolutely. face for manyliar here in the granite state. , sincear granite state april of 2016. he began his new hampshire journalism career as a reporter for the union leader. we were avid readers of the poem
he ran so well for many years. as a fellow new jersey and and a yankees fan. not a popular view, perhaps. last but not least, we will introduce tim, if armor new hampshire state representative. every single new hampshire primary since 1960 following in the great tradition of stephen, the author of primary law in new hampshire. he has helped to guarantee first emanations that is why writing thelaw that has guaranteed secretary of the state has the ability to set the primary before any similar election. thank you for joining me tonight. tonight, the plan is to go down the line.
one minute to answer. the timekeeper tonight, he will let you know. 30 secondsrd with left and a red card when it is time to finish up. will first have a two-minute opening statement from each of the candidates. we had stephen from it fromsetts, tim cook, sunnyside, new york, andy martin, and joe robinson from boston, massachusetts. the lesser-known candidates tonight. please give them a round of applause. we will begin with opening statements. recognize this college. i will be interviewed by the she is the chief editor of the student paper and that impressed me.
the power in this country is with the young people. it is very important. investigationsng in washington. a private investigator. i had people come out and scare while i was ins washington. 1:00 in the afternoon, after my family left. i am not too happy about it and i will get more threats when i bring all this information up. very important in the audience, they are not intimidated. i want you to remember this website. www.stephenmleysr.com.
you will see youtube videos on there with esther trump here and , 140 days evidence about unsafe conditions in nuclear plants across the country. and i had aed resident in my home paralyzed. after getting national media attention, the executive director told me to leave the paralyzed resident behind. my son, running for 22 years. told me to leave the resident behind and get iodine to drink and administer to a volunteer. first responders, we have heard a lot about root ponders, police, for doing their job and whatnot. right now, there is a gag on the new hampshire national guard.
>> we will try to make sure we are fair to all the candidates. cook, your two minutes for opening statements. >> in washington, you have got to get involved. do more than complain. cook and i amtim running for president. i use an android. i'm a fellow of political leadership and i understand all about politics. book.ve a it is ironic because they say is the land of the free. it is not true. our children are not told who they can marry.
tv debates are based on poll numbers. someone is cherry picking the candidates for voters and that is un-american. a president should be elected and not selected. there is a good chance abraham lincoln would not make cut and then where would we be? our congress is letting this happen. it is all about money. to hire ae money polling company, it is a good bit they will include you in the public polls. themselves restrict access to some candidates. even if you had gotten 25% of votes in past statewide you may be excluded from the state ballot unless you are a millionaire, even after the party said in the news at all are welcome. all our -- all are welcome, i guess it -- it does not apply to
all. thank you. >> good evening, ladies and gentlemen. i was born in brooklyn, grew up in queens and spent some time in long island and then went back to queens. i traveled up to go cross country skiing. the people of new hampshire. they are independent and able to make wrong decisions. this is the year people are seriously looking at other candidates. professional politicians. vote >> i am also
celebrating an anniversary this year. in 1916, my mother's parents, my grandparents immigrated to manchester from greece. my mother and my oracle graduated from the university of new hampshire and my grandfather was a small businessman in what was then the sort of ethnic greek neighborhood on lake avenue. as a boy in the 1950's, i caught the tail in that immigrant experience. while i am a conservative when it comes to lawful immigration and fighting illegal immigration, i also have a tremendous sympathy for an connection with the immigrant experience. i am also a little unusual in that i am the only candidate better known or lesser-known who has actually lived overseas in china in 2003 and iraq, knows the arab world, has spoken the local languages, and has predicted with rather devastating understanding what was going to happen and what we
go wrong in what could go right. today our politics unfortunately is not informed by experience or knowledge. we elected a man two or three elections ago who had never left the country except as a tourist and did not know anything about the foreign world. i'm somebody who has been fighting corruption in the political system since i went to capitol hill 51 years ago, and i worked for senator paul douglas, who was a corruption fighter. it was then a vastly more corrupt bureaucracy that it is today. i'm very proud to be here to present my qualifications and participate in the primary and to do honor to the great democracy which my grandparents enjoyed when they came here 100 years ago in 1916. thank you. >> in watching the politicians on television, it's quite obvious that if any of them
knows what our problems are, none of them have a clue how to solve them. i'm the only candidate who knows how to solve our major problems of unemployment, terrorism, immigration, and government debt. i can take you that these problems can be easily solved once we rescind the epa regulations that were successful in destroying our economy. the present litigation between the epa and volkswagen proves that the epa knows that natural gas emissions of nitric acid are the most polluting and industrial emissions of sulfuric acid are the second worse, while coal emissions are in fact the cleanest of all emissions. in order to favor the oil and gas interest which fueled terrorism and favoring the japanese carmakers over our own carmakers. we should open up our coal sources in the 26 states that
have coal in quantity and we should be using that coal not only to fuel our industrial borders, but to manufacture gasoline. south africa has been doing it since 1957. this will not only end unemployment -- we will use profit-sharing plans to make sure that the quality of the work is good. you will either vote to continue the epa regulations with bankrupt america, or you will vote with me to break the middle-class employment that will restore america. >> once again, we will allow each of you questions one by one, you will have one minute to respond. as a moderator, i will reserve
the right to ask a follow-up question if i feel there is an opportunity to do so. why don't we get the questions underway. >> mr. cook, since we last held a debate, this country has seen tens of thousands of gun deaths from several mass shootings in schools. what needs to be done to prevent more of them? mr. cook: i'm a proponent of the second amendment. we need to look at the violence on television, the violence in video games, and also the mental health field. as far as the second amendment, for the first 150 years the country was founded, there was basically no federal gun laws.
the last 40 years, there have been more and more gun laws. there are six million reasons in europe that we should have gun laws. thank you. >> thank you, mr. cook. the next question will be for andy martin. >> mr. martin, following up on that, when we have a terrorist incident, mass shooting of any kind, from newtown to san bernardino, the debate turns at least from the white house to the second amendment. are there any restrictions that you find sensible that have been suggested by the president that should be imposed on gun ownership or available weapons and do you agree with the president's executive action to close so-called gun show loopholes? >> to answer the gun show answer first, no. actually, i agree with, of all people, bernie sanders. bernie sanders represents vermont and i'm actually doing a story about how hillary clinton shot herself in the foot by attacking him for