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for this is to scream liar because that is his response for everything. in this instance, i'm not basing this on a specific statement he has made. he claims he will not, but i am basing it on his lifelong record and reasonable inferences anyone can draw. he says i support the second amendment. he did not support the second amendment when he supported bill clinton's assault weapons ban. but even if you take donald at face value, that he has had a transformation, there is no reason whatsoever to think he would spend the political capital needed to appoint a conservative. which means the only reasonable inference is donald would go for the stealth candidates other republican candidates have and
they have turned out to be disasters on the court over and over and over. >> you mentioned ethics, but donald trump has called yours into question. how do you respond? mr. cruz: that's a result of the fact that both of those campaigns, the only thing they can do is engage in insulting attacks. with regard to iowa, a national cable news network reported on television that carson was suspending campaigning. let's be clear -- that is what they said on television. their national anchors set it was highly significant and highly unusual.
their defense is they point to a tweet from an individual reporter that day which was to the contrary. no offense to the many good reporters here, but on election day, our campaign was not sitting with bated breath following every tweet from every reporter. we did have the television on and that is what we were watching was the tv news broadcasting. nobody saw this tweet from the reporter that in the aftermath, the news network's relying on to say they corrected the record. what we saw is what they put on tv and here's the important piece. what that network reported was true and accurate. in fact, mr. carson did not go on to south carolina, he went home to florida. the first public event he did in either south carolina or new hampshire was the day before the new hampshire primaries. what they reported was true and
accurate, and passing on a public news report that is true and accurate is not remotely unethical. i would note that it is particularly rich that the rubio campaign is attacking us on this, given there have been public reports the rubio campaign was doing the exact same thing. it was not unethical for the rubio campaign anymore than staffers on my campaign. all of this is the product of candidates who don't want to talk about their own records. if you are a republican candidate and you have a liberal record, if your record does not match the platform you are running on for president, the last thing you want to talk about is your own record.
what you do instead is try to change the topic and engage in insults and attacks. you try to go to the mud and make it personal because actually talking about the record is precisely what you don't want to do. for example, one of mr. rubio's supporters was asked on a tv news program to name anything he has accomplished and he could not do so. part of the reason he could not do so is because he did not want to answer truthfully the biggest accomplishment he has had is passing the rubio-schumer amnesty bill through the senate. not even close. i would note the biggest accomplishment i have had in the senate is defeating the rubio-schumer amnesty bill in the house and preventing it from passing into law. i understand why his surrogates
do not want to talk about that. his record of joining with barack obama and pushing for amnesty is inconsistent with what they are saying on the record and on the campaign. but, campaigns ought to be about issues and substance and records and that is what our campaign has been about. >> [inaudible] would you vote to confirm him? mr. cruz: i would not. i have been very clear that the senate should not confirm any nominee in a lame-duck session. it has been 80 years since the senate confirmed a supreme court nominee nominated during an election year. particularly when the court hangs in the balance, it makes no sense whatsoever to give barack obama the power to jam through a judge in the final election year.
voting for a candidate for the d.c. circuit is very different from confirming someone to the u.s. supreme court. we should make 2016 a referendum on the supreme court. if the democrats want to jam in a liberal activist to undermine the second amendment and take away our religious liberties, we should make that an issue for the american people. in just a few months, the american people are going to get to vote and i will tell you, i cannot wait to stand on that debate stage with hillary clinton or bernie sanders and make the case their vision of the constitution is fundamentally inconsistent with the vision of the american people. >> [inaudible] mr. cruz: those are the president's talking points.
i understand their standard -- we should not confirm a justice during election year, particularly with a lawless president who has undermined the constitution at every stage and we had an election, let the people decide. that ought to be something folks in the press would stand for. the people decided in 2014 they wanted a republican senate because of the lawlessness of president obama. elections have consequences. we have a republican senate and any senate would be foolish to confirm a left-wing democratic nominee in an election year which has not happened for a nomination made in 80 years and now is no time to start.
>> on the next washington antle on thees impact of antonin scalia is death on the presidential race. then, todd harrison examines the 2017 defense budget. after that, marc morial looks at the role african-americans will play in the 2016 elections. washington journal, live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. thursday, ahead of this weekend's primary, c-span's road to the white house coverage continues with jeb bush at a town hall hosted by the columbia tourism and lodging association in columbia, south carolina. see it live on c-span. kasichohio governor john holds a town hall with supporters at clemson
university. atare live in south carolina 2:15 p.m. eastern, also here on c-span. federal housing finance agency director mel watt talks about housing policy thursday at the bipartisan policy center. you can see it live on c-span 3. republican presidential candidate donald trump spoke to voters in south carolina, where he received the endorsement of a local group of hunters and fishermen. he made a plea for voters to come out on saturday. his remarks are 25 minutes.
♪ donald trump: thank you very much. [applause] mr. trump: thank you, everybody. so nice. look at this. wow. -- to have the endorsement of these very rich, very powerful, but really wonderful gentleman. these are wonderful gentleman. get back up here. they've got some money, don't they? i'm looking at that equipment. that is good. our country has been taken away from us. it is going so fast. you talk about the second amendment. because i was with randy and a
lot of people. i was talking to some of the people before and i said what would you like me to focus on? second amendment. second amendment means a lot of other things too. the second amendment is under siege. you know that. you know that very well. we lost a great supreme court justice the other day. nobody thought this was going to be part of the equation. all of a sudden if somebody gets in who was the wrong person they will take that second amendment away so fast. bloomberg is somebody that wants to knock out the second amendment. hillary is a disaster on the second amendment. they want to take it away. it's not going to happen. you have to get out and vote. it is so important. when we lost our wonderful justice who was a great man and a great second amendment person i just heard coming up. the senators, we've been very disappointed. i am a republican. many of you are republicans.
we are not being protected. the budget was approved by the republicans. they gave it away. they gave obama everything. bama wants to put in a supreme court justice and the justice he wants is going to be a very negative person because that's the way it is. believe me, that will be the way it is. basically they don't have the right to do that. i keep saying are republicans going to fail, are they going to crack? what's going to happen? coming up today i'm hearing well, there could be a way for obama to push it through. the same thing you heard with obamacare, it is going to be defeated it is going to be epealed. look at what's going on with your premiums. 35%, 45% up. look at what is going on with your prem premiums. you have to be hit by a truck in
order to use it. i'm hearing that obama now, who said donald trump will not be the president. it's a compliment. he has been perhaps the worst president in the history of the united states. [applause] he was all over the place saying donald trump will not be the president. we may have a surprise in store for him. we will start right here in south carolina. new hampshire was so amazing. had a big big victory in new hampshire. amazing people i think we have an even bigger lead in south carolina. the people of an incredible the matter where we go. four years ago you had about 200 people here for the same kind of thing. he's a good front runner and a good guy. he did well. ou had 400 people, 200 people. now you have thousands of people here. i won't forget it. i'm not going to forget it. i hear that they are trying to
talk about how to get a liberal judge on the supreme court. a judge who does not like the second amendment. this is one of many. a judge who wants to do a number on the guns. i know how important it is. we're just not going to let it happen. if we get elected we know hat. we have nine months or 10 months to go. we have to have the republicans hold fast. i am just hearing these little cracks. saying maybe if he appoint somebody maybe we can get along. that is not the way this post today. it is possible that they will have their wish. if they don't win we can take back this country. we have three or four or five supreme court judges. this was a very said circumstance that happened with justice scalia. now we are going to see what happens. i will only tell you this. have a really good chance to win. if we can win in south carolina
we're going to go, we could very ell run the table. i don't know if you saw next week in nevada. it is going to be phenomenal. the relationship there with the people. bush has 1% in nevada. this guy, why don't you just give up? go home. go home to mom. go home to mommy. bush is only 1% in nevada. a couple of them are 10 or 11. am over 40% in the polls. we have the sec primary which is going to be amazing. new hampshire could not have been better. give us a tremendous sendoff. and we did well in iowa. a bunch of votes were stolen from ben carson. and that was a disgrace.
what ted cruz did with ben carson was absolute disgrace. he stole, it was theft. and then they come out with a voter violation form which is a fraud as far as i'm concerned. what he did with that whole thing was a disgrace. we're not going to let that stuff happen anymore. we will not let it happen. we are all watching. keep your eyes wide open. these politicians, he raises the bible and yet he tells lies and that he does this stuff to carson. he does other things. very bad. politicians are bad people. would you believe it? we're not going to let it happen. saturday, get out and vote. this is going to be the place that is going to really make it. i have been watching all the pundits. the bad news is they are always wrong. they said i am not running, i ran. he is just doing it for fun. i am not doing this for fun. i could be someplace else.
i could be someplace else and be very happy. i am doing it because make america great again. we are going to make america so great. we are going to win again. we don't win very much. you are very tough, smart people. you like to win, don't you? we used to win but we don't win anymore. second amendment protected. common core is going to be ended. we are bringing your education back to the local level. it is going to be fabulous. you've heard me say, we have the absolute worst, we spend the number one in the world of education per-pupil and there the second place was we are so igh. you have china, you have norway,
you have denmark, you have sweden. these countries of the best in terms of education they are on the list. number 30th is the united states. we are number one in cost. i'm funding my own campaign. [applause] i don't have a lot of people coming to me the drug companies and all the other special interest. if you would see the kind of waste fraud and corruption in the united states a lot of it isn't really waste fraud and corruption, is that the people running against me and the people in the senate and the people in congress, they have tremendous power because they have people giving them money. the special interests. they do what those people ant.
that is one of the reasons our budgets are out of whack. the military is out of whack. the military orders equipment they don't even want, and the stuff they want they don't get. because the company that makes that equipment is not politically adept. the companies that really are is going to all change. i'm not getting money from any of these people. we're going to do the right thing. i will take you a little story. the drug companies, we are the largest purchaser of drugs in the world, the united states. which makes a lot of sense. we purchase more drugs that anybody. not the kind of drugs to come over the southern border which we are going to and. we're going to build the wall. who's going to pay for the wall? ("mexico!") you better believe it. we have a trade deficit with mexico of $58 billion. these characters i am running against. they say you really think mexico is going to pay for the wall. i said absolutely, hundred percent. they say how you get mexico to pay? i don't want to go into it.
they have no concept of business. the 150 billion dollars we gave to iran. they don't understand it. these people have no concept. we have a $58 billion deficit with mexico. the will that i build will be taller and better and less costly. they say how even to possibly do t. they make so much money. plus we give them subsidies. the press called me and they said they would never pay for the wall. i said who was it, calderon, tell him the following. the wall just got 10 feet higher. it got 10 feet higher. [applause] they are going to pay for t. i get along great with mexico.
i have hundreds and hundreds of even thousands of workers, hispanics i am doing great with. we have such an amazing relationship with hispanics and they are great people. the problem is the leaders of mexico are too smart for our leaders. hey are too cunning. you look at what is going on, it is unbelievable. the border is a disaster. people flow over. it will not happen anymore folks. they are going to come in legally. it will come in through a process. we will solve the trade problem. carrier air conditioner they are moving to mexico. nabisco going to mexico. ford motor company building huge plant in mexico. they are building an even bigger one. yesterday the wall street journal announced they are building a bigger one. nobody does anything about it. i'm going to do something about t.
somebody said what would you do about carrier? you are out of work, you are out of jobs. we're moving to mexico. the people are crying. grown men that have been there long time, really incredible people. they are devastated. they lost their jobs. they never had another job. this plant is moving to mexico. i will tell you what i'm going to do. they talk that free trade. i am a free trader. if i put a tax on these idiots, they are stupid. they say donald trump is not a true conservative. it has to be fair. i am a conservative person. i'm the most conservative in the race. i'm the most conservative in the military. nobody's tougher than they are. we're going to make our military so big and so strong and so powerful that nobody will ever mess with us. e will not have to use it.
i am the most conservative about taking care of the vets. the vets are treated horribly. i am most conservative on common core. we're ending common core and moving it locally. nobody is more conservative with toughness on the second amendment. carrier is coming across in their going to build a plant in mexico. probably get subsidies for mexico. they probably have united states giving them subsidies to move out of the country. that is how stupid it is. we call them up and we say you are moving to mexico, congratulations. if you don't stay in the states you're going to have a problem. if you want to build your factory down there, all those people are now looking for jobs. we are hiring a lot of part-timers now.
we are hiring the numbers are totally phony. very simple. you build your plan to mexico. enjoy yourselves. you're going to sell air-conditioners. have them cross the border. you're going to pay a 35% tax on every air-conditioner. [applause] it is the only thing you can o. the devaluation with china. they are grand chess masters. the greatest in history. the grandmasters of that. devaluation. they devalue their currency. japan is doing very well too. killing caterpillar. we're bringing in komatsu tractors now. look at what is happened to the end. friend of mine is a big excavator. i love excavators.
he just put in the big order for komatsu. not that he wanted to. said they made it impossible for me not to buy. they devalue the end to such an extent in japan. he was depressed. he wanted to buy caterpillar. they are both good and caterpillar is better. i couldn't help but do this. well, china is doing that times a hundred, times a thousand. the devaluation of their currency makes it impossible for people to compete. we can't allow that stuff to happen. when we staff over to china it doesn't get in. if it does get in you have to pay a big tax. it's not supposed to be that way. it is supposed to be free trade.
and we go back and forth. they devalue their currency on top of that they make it impossible. i have a friend who was a great manufacturer. he says it is virtually impossible to get his goods into china. when he does get the men he has to pay a big tax. i have a friend bought an airplane and he can't get into china because the tax is so high. he's going to sell it is a big loss. think about boeing. they just had a big order from china. china is making them build a massive airline facility, bigger than anything you've seen. you feel good about boeing? wait five years ago to feel good. unless i'm president. you'll be fine. on't worry about it. they are going to relent to where they are building it. they're going to build a plant and evaluate whether currency and all of a sudden you be reading a big front-page story over the place. boeing is going to leave and make all their airplanes in china. that is what they do.
our leaders aren't smart enough to stop it. i have carl icahn endorse me, a very rich guy. very successful. if i told him all that i want you to watch over china trade. we will be in great shape. we have right now people that have no concept of what they're doing. no concept at all. hey are political hacks. these are the people that are negotiating with these people from china and again china likewise they get along great ith china. largest bank in the world. it is my tenant. buying condos for tens of millions of dollars. i have the bank of america building in california. i own a big chunk of that. i got that from china through a very complex set of transactions. i think china is terrific. i'm not angry at china. i'm angry at our leaders for not being able to compete with china. [applause] we're going to get things changed. we're going use our best
people. we're going to start winning again. strong military. take care of our vets. have such great trade deals. we're going to win again. e're going to win so much. we'll get rid of isis and we will get rid of them fast. [applause] i was against the war in iraq from the beginning. we shouldn't have done it and we did it. that obama got out the wrong way. we did it. it destabilized the middle east. you can see, 2003, 2004. i said it would totally destabilize the middle east because you have iran and iraq. they were the same militarily. they fight fight fight and then they rest. they fight fight fight. we decapitated iraq and now iran is taking over. not only do they get the 150 billion dollars, maybe the worst transaction i've ever seen, done by the famous obama administration.
the worst, the dumbest deals i've ever seen. we get nothing. which of got those hostages before we even start negotiating. we should've gotten those hostages years ago. if you look what is going on and talent top of that we have given them. e spent $2 trillion. wounded warriors that we love, they are the best people. suffered all of us these people. what they have gone through. the wounded warriors all over the place. you know we have? nothing. we have absolutely nothing. here's what we're going to do. we going to change things around. we're going to be smart. we have to start rebuilding our country. we have $4 trillion in the various places. not going to happen anymore. we will have a strong military hat we have to rebuild our
roads and our bridges in our tunnels in our schools or hospitals. our country is like a third world country. you go over some of these places in the middle east, you go to china you see the airports. they have bridges that are so incredible, never seen anything like it. their trains go 350 miles an hour. and we have trains that go chug chug chug from a hundred years ago. we've become a third world nation. we are fighting everybody else's battles. remember this. we are like the policeman of the world. e don't get paid anything. we protect germany and japan. in japan if we get attacked japan doesn't have to do anything. if they get attacked we have world war iii. who makes these deals? we protect south korea. you have a maniac right next oor.
we protect south korea. every time we get television to get the televisions from south korea. they make a fortune. we protect them. why are they not paying for their defense? every time this guy raises his hand our ships start to sail. we have 28,000 soldiers on the border. we take care of the world and we don't get anything for it. saudi arabia was making $1 billion a day and we rent space we can help them. e rent without us they would not last for two weeks. we will be gone. we want to be good we want be fair we want to have hard. when i do with the syrian folks in the we don't know what they're doing. they're not coming in. you have a lot of them moving to south carolina. have you heard this? you say to your governor don't let them move to south arolina.
we have a state government. if the governor from a state did not want to have them, you don't have to have them. we don't know where they come rom. we want help them with safe zones. we owe $19 trillion. the gulf states have so much money they don't know what to do with it. go to brussels. it was incredible. when i call for a moratorium on immigration i got tremendous heat. then everybody says say hey he is right. same thing on june 16 i announce we are going to stop in the illegal immigration. the heat was unbelievable. three or four weeks later they were saying trump is right. then you have kate killed in san francisco killed by an illegal immigrant.
jamil in los angeles was killed by an illegal immigrant. his father's a great guy. you have the veteran, 65-year-old woman, raped and sodomized and killed in los angeles. by an illegal immigrant. we've got a stop it folks we have to stop it, be smart. we've got to be a country again. we've got to be a country again. this endorsement meant so much to me from these two guys. i just want to say get out and vote. we are going to do something that you will be so happy with. we are going to win so much. we are going to make america great again. ake america great again. so saturday, get out and vote. .hank you we love you very much. thank you very much, folks. thank you very much.