tv Marco Rubio Campaign Rally in Kennesaw Georgia CSPAN February 27, 2016 1:30pm-2:31pm EST
for us. we feel good about our momentum and progress here. i think the message for conservatives is for the first time in eight years we are going to have a president that follows and a strongion national defense like reagan did. are going to have a president who understands the .hallenges we face >> [indiscernible] sen. rubio: i don't want to raise the cost of higher education. we are the only republican dealing with it.
it allows alternative student loans. credit.res college the automatic real -- automatic loan. and providing students with more information. they deserve to know how much people make when they graduate from that school with that degree. >> how do you make a claim to the nomination? sen. rubio: here is the bottom takes 1237 delegates. donald trump will never have that. with all due respect a lot of republicans say you have to win --
sen. rubio: we see more and more people rally in. we will not nominate a con the leader of the party of reagan in this conservative movement to he stands of the clinton on planned parenthood. [indiscernible] you guys are sharpening your knives. as soon as they are nominated you are going to slam onto them. we are going to win. we're going to win early. this is not a traditional race.
out andy needs to get some people are inspired by the nomination. that is not what is going to happen. republican voters do not want to donald trump to be the nominee. they are fighting to ensure we do not nominate a con artist. they have a right to be in the race. they have worked as hard as we have. when it does it will be a clear choice. >> [indiscernible]
guy whoio: this is a inherited millions of dollars from his father, put that money in an index stock market fund he would have been one of the richest people in the world. on a bunch ofs it risky businesses. people think he will do the same for america, i hope not. he worked many companies into bankruptcy. he had calls all over the places in the last 48 hours of bankers when he left one of his companies bankrupt they put donald trump on an allowance. they come to you and try to help you believe -- make you believe -- they realized it was a con and they lost their money. >> you are not taking that endorsement approach three months ago? >> hopefully voters see it for what it is.
it americans that make this country great. as soon as americans get their next paycheck they are going to give to help people in countries they may not have ever heard of. thank you for giving me the country you have. there is a god, there is a destiny for america, and i'm going to tell you something, there is nobody i trust more to lead this country than marco rubio. rubio: thank you. thank you. thanks guys. thank you very much.
i played football and a small college in missouri. there are many people -- there are more people here than any of those games. i'm so excited to be back. when i drove up i saw people walking down the street. it took time to get here. i'm grateful to be with you today. i want to thank you for your support, because we are on our way to turning this country around in 2016. we need to offer this country a clear alternative to the last eight years and i will when i'm your nominee thanks to your help. but first we have to win this primary. and this primary has been an interesting ride.
look, i want to be frank with you, you deserve the truth. on the verge of being taken -- the party of lincoln and reagan is on the verge of being taken over by con artist named donald trump. how do con artists work? identifies people who are struggling and convinces you that they have something that will help turn that around. they have a thing called trump university. they would do -- they would go people -- people paid $35,000 because they were told that this great real estate
genius was going to give them all the secrets to making money. they paid for these courses. you can make even more money if you sign up for the gold course. the only thing they got was a certificate, and they got a cardboard cutout of donald trump. that is called a con job. that is what he is doing to millions of americans. you have trouble moving ahead, you have trouble getting ahead in the world has been unfair. here's this guy that tells you i'm going to turn this around because i have been very successful in business. not really. dollarsited millions of
, if he put them in the stock market like a normal person would do, he would have more money than warren buffett. instead he invested in hotels that went bankrupt. how do you bankrupt a casino? the house always wins. here's what's not funny about that, any time he bankrupted a business, the people paid the price. or the contractors he had hired. they are calling nonstop, small businesses, and he pulls his money out. they never got paid. have you ever heard of trump air? it is gone. four casinos bankrupt in a land of city -- in atlantic city. he is not a genius. had he invested in the stock market he would have been better off. he's the only one running for president.
workers forish trump tower. why is he hiring foreigners to do the job that americans are trying to get? he is hiring foreigners to do the job. he's fighting for the little guy, the little guy he has cheated. time and time again it is a con job. the other day he told the protester i'm going to punch you in the face. he has never punched anyone in the face. he is a guy who has been protected and privileged his whole life. nothing tough about any of that. this is a massive fraud he is perpetuating. stakes are giving control of the party of lincoln and reagan
of the conservative movement and ultimately of the united states over to a con artist. that will not happen. i will do whatever it takes, i will campaign however long it takes. a con artist will never get control of this party. some of your friends. into this. friends do not let friends vote for con artists. it is time to open our eyes. allow a con artist to get access to the nuclear codes for the united states of america.
when you attack donald, he goes on twitter. do you want to have a little bit of fun today? [applause] he was pretty calm after i punched him around a little bit. he's flying around on hair force one. out,is the one he tweeted -- withwith the worst the worst hair and america's attacking me for putting on makeup. let's move on. this is not just because i want
to save the country from a con man. what is at stake here is it is not going to be what the next president is going to be, what is at -- what is america going to be in the 21st century? we have a chance to make this it has everer than been but that is not the road we last eight years has put us on a road that will leave us -- and that is the road we are going to stay on. artist iminate a con promise the media will take them apart. i'm convinced some of these reporters are scared of him, because they are scared of all the twitter hate when they say something nasty about him.
the bigger reason is they are just waiting for him to be the nominee. the day that happens it will tear him to shreds. democrats are being gleeful. they know if i'm nominated we are going to win. they attack me more than anyone else in this race because they know if i am nominated we will win, because we will unite this party and growth. they are afraid of the fact that if we know they donald trump -- they are hopeful for the fact that if we nominate donald trump they will win. thisnnot afford to lose election because if we fail the road we are on right now, if bernie sanders is elected -- bernie sanders is a socialist. call someone au socialist in american politics they get mad about it. bernie says it in his commercials.
be a socialisto country. if you want to live to a socialist country -- live in a socialist country, moved to a socialist country. -- moved to a socialist country -- move to a socialist country. hillary clinton is unqualified to be president of the united states because she took classified information, put it on her e-mail server because she inks she's above the law. no one is above the law. -- she thinks she's above the law. on september 11, 2012, more americans -- four americans died because of a terrorist attack. families it was
because of a movie. the familieses to of americans who lost their lives in the service of our country can never be the commander-in-chief in the united states of america. we cannot lose this election. if you nominate me we will not lose this election. unlike anyone left in this race i will unite this party. we don't have to agree on every ring, we will agree on most everything. willll grow this party, we take our message to the people who don't vote for us, people who live the way i grow up. people living paycheck to paycheck, people struggling with the cost of student loan debt. i had over $100,000 student loan debt. don't clap for it, it is not a good thing. i've never met her but i paid
sallie mae a lot of money. when is the prom, i don't know? promast time i went to the i had a taxing tuxedo on. when is the prom? 12? i think that is after the primary but i may come back anyway and do the prom. what are you think? -- what do you think? [applause] we are going to win this election because we are going to take our message to people. when you make me president for the united states -- president of the united states, you are going to have a president that follows the constitution of the united states of america.
a president that defends your first amendment right to live out the teachings of your faith and every aspect of your life. a president that defends your second amendment right to protect yourself and your families. and a president who believes our solutions are not found in any big federal government. they are found in our homes and communities and if it is in government it is at the state level. not in washington dc. for the first time in eight years you are going to have a president that follows the constitution. in my first moments in office i will cancel every single one of barack obama's unconstitutional executive orders.
when you make me president we are going to have a president that embraces a free economy. my parents were not rich people. my father was a bartender and my mother was a maid. someone who had access to money used that money to open up a hotel and hire them. free enterprise works because it is the only economic model in the world where you can make poor people richer and you don't have to make rich people poorer. we are going to save free enterprise. we are going to roll back these crazy regulations that come out of the herald government. are going to save social security and medicare and balance our budget. we are going to fully utilize the energy resources.
andwe are going to repeal replace obamacare once and for all. when i am president of the united states you will have a real commander-in-chief, not like the week one we have now. the world has become a dangerous place. there is a lunatic in north korea with a weapon. we have a lunatic in north korea with nuclear weapons. we have the chinese government taken over the south china sea. building up their military, stealing our inventions, and making donald trump's ties. it's amazing, he's going to bring back jobs overseas but he
makes all his tacky clothes in china and mexico. in russia vladimir putin is in the middle of in the building in the middle east and europe. you have iran about to get $100 billion of sanctions release, which they are going to use to buy nuclear weapons. and then you have radical islamic jihadists spreading all over the world, especially this group isis that now finds itself in over a dozen nations. the president is gutting our military. we will soon have the smallest army since the end of world war ii. we will soon have the smallest navy in 100 years and soon have the smallest air force in our entire history. how can it be that the world is growing more dangerous and our --itary is growing's dollar growing smaller and weaker. our men and women in uniform are put in harms way with less
equipment and less rules of engagement that do not allow them to win. all of that will change when i am president. when i am president of the united states we are undergoing -- that we are going to take when i am president of the united states we are going to revampke a reagan style of the united states. >> usa, usa, usa. going to have are a real war on terror, not this fake war going on now. the best intelligence agencies are going to find them, the best military in the world is going to destroy them, and if we capture any of them alive they are not getting a court hearing in manhattan. they do not have the right to remain silent. they are going to guantanamo.
[applause] when i'm president of the united states our eyes -- our allies will know we are allies. pro-american free enterprise democracy in the middle east, the only one -- donald trump said i'm going to be neutral about it. i am on israel's side. i am laughing because somebody a boot with a high heel, i didn't bring them today. i'm going to be on israel's side. you know how the world is going to know that? on my first day in office i will cancel barack obama's deal with iran. on my first day in office.
and we are going to take care of our veterans. if you are a veteran here today would you raise your hand so we can thank you? we want to thank you for what you have done. god bless our veterans. we are taking care of our veterans now. my brother is a veteran. 1958 he volunteered, he became a green beret in the special forces. one day he jumped out of a plane and knocked out his teeth. every few years he has to go back to the v.a. with a dental claim. it is always asking the question, how do we know this happened in the army? he says, it's the only time i have ever jumped out of a plane. train going right through my event, isn't that
awesome? [applause] honk the horn. guys, thel you democrats will stop at nothing to keep me from winning this election. we are going to take care of our veterans. usa today at the top of their headline, it said call to the v.a. suicide hotline went to voicemail. nobody gets fired over this stuff. they will when i'm president. if you are not doing a good job in the v.a., you will be fired. president, our veterans will be able to take their benefits to any hospital or any doctor that they want to go to. let me say one more thing about our veterans, you can never say enough about them. so many of our veterans stop
serving when they come back to america. you go to any fire station in america, any police department and you will find veterans serving us. i am sick and tired of reading all these articles about how bad the police are. i want to thank our law enforcement and police officers for what they do for us. we can never thank them enough. we have a lot of work to do. first we have to win. i believe this country is going to get it right. we always have and we will again in this generation. this idea that america is a special country is deeply personal. america is special because part of the reason i know it so deeply is i was raised by people who knew what life was like outside of america.
i believe that sometimes when you live here your whole life the way i have, sometimes it is easy to take it for granted. if you think this is the way it is all over the world, it isn't. in almost every country in the world, your future depends on who your parents are. if your parents were wealthy, if your dad left you a lot of money, if your parents are politically connected, in most countries on earth you get to succeed. if they weren't, you are stuck. imagine living in a country that says to you it doesn't matter how hard you work, how long you try, how good you are, you are only allowed to go so far because you do not come from the right people. that is foreign to us as americans. we can't comprehend that. that is the way life has been for everyone. in almost every nation on earth that is what life is like now. but not here.
i know that personally. parents came from the island of cuba and they had nothing. i think there are four cubans here. someone has to keep in bread bag over there. there is no bread and there. they came here in 1956. my parents barely spoke any english grade my first -- they had no money, they did not have much of an education, but they were willing to work hard. years later, may parents admitted to me that they were discouraged when they got here because they were trying and cannot get ahead. they even wondered if they had made a mistake. even thought about maybe we should go back to cuba.
my parents were discouraged. but they persevered. here's the truth about america. less than 10 years after my my parents came to america, my dad was a bartender and my parents bought a home in a stable neighborhood. my parents worked well into their 70's but were able to retire with dignity and security. people say you do not come from success and privilege. i do. i come from extra night privilege. two parents who were married to each other who love their children and raised us to believe in the american dream. [applause] marco rubio: my parents were not rich. my parents were not famous, but my parents were successful. you know why? because they lived to see all
four of their children live a life better than their own. [applause] rubio: what my parents achieved has a name. it is called the american dream. [applause] is not just myat story. as americans, that is our story. there are thousands of people here right now and i don't know all of your stories, but i know that you are americans. because you are americans come i know that you come from a story not unlike that one. in this country, we are all a generation or two removed from someone who faced circumstances of difficulty, someone who made your future the purpose of their lives. we are all a generation removed from grandparents who made extraordinary sacrifices for your parents. we are all a generation removed from your parents, your father that worked two jobs. not live off the government. [applause]
marco rubio: we are all a generation removed from a mother who made incredible sacrifices seek to live out the dream that became impossible for her. maybe that is what you are doing now. , maybe youking hard are working two jobs, maybe you work during the day and go to school at night because you want all the things that never happened for you to be possible for your children. [applause] the reason why i tell that story is because that is what makes us different. that is what makes us special. every country in the world has rich people. someone is financially successful, we celebrate it. we do not look down on it and demonize it the way barack obama does.
that is not what makes us special. every country in the world has rich people. what makes a special are the millions of people who are not rich and not even trying to get rich. you become a teacher or nurse or a firefighter or a police officer or join the armed forces or go into the ministry, you know you're not going to become a billionaire doing that but you do and you want to make enough money to own a home and retire with dignity and leave your kids with a chance to be anything they want to be. that is what makes us special. [applause] rubio: that is the real american dream. that is the real american dream. if we ever lose it, we will stop being a special country. the american dream is not an accident. the american dream did not happen on its own. the american dream is the result
of the fact that over for two centuries, the americans before us always did what needed to be done. overis a nation where for 200 years come each generation has left the next generation over 200f because for years come each generation has confronted its challenges. each generation saw their problems, did not leave them for their children. now the time has come for this generation to do its part. the moment has arrived for us in part.ime to do our i'm asking you for your vote because when i'm president of the united states, this generation will do its part to not just save the american dream, but to expand it. [applause] >> i know that times are tough. i know that many of you are working harder than you ever have and you feel like you are running in place. i know many of you went to
school and got a degree and you borrowed money to pay for it and now, you have a loan but you cannot find a job with the degree that you have. i know that some of you have started small businesses and you are struggling to succeed because of taxes and regulations and a stagnant economy. i know many of you are afraid because the news tells you the world is getting more dangerous but america seems to beginning worker -- weaker. do not fall prey to fear. do not fall prey to hopelessness .r a con job believe this country is always destined to be greater than its past if we are willing to do what it takes and that is why i'm asking for your vote because i am realistic about our challenges. i've lived many of them in my own life but i'm optimistic about america's future because i believe and always will believe god's handthat is upon this land. [applause]
marco rubio: i know we were founded on the powerful spiritual principles that allman are created equal because we are endowed by our creator with a light touch right to life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. [applause] rubio: when you make me president of the united states, and buyng you to go out more people to vote for me because when you make me president of the united states, we are going to re-embrace all the principles that made america a great country. you will have a president for all americans, no longer will you have a president that divides you against each other on purpose. you will have one that will never ask you to hate another group of americans. [applause] that doesn't mean we are going to agree on everything. of course there will be people who disagree with me and there
will be people who say nasty things about me. too.ll cut their taxes, [applause] rubio: when you make me president of the united states, you will have a president that loves all the american people come even the ones that do not love me back. [applause] rubio: if you elect me president of united states, you will have a president that understands that our rights come from god, not from the government. [applause] if you elect me president of the united states, you will have a president that will never apologize for believing that all human life is worthy of the protection of our loss. -- our laws. [applause] rubio: if you elect me president of united states, you will have a president that will lead us in confronting our challenges and solving our
problems and i want you to know as difficult as things may seem right now, i want you to know what history will say about us if we do what needs to be done. we, thisill say that generation of americans lived in the early years of this new century in a very difficult and .apidly changing time it will acknowledge that after eight years of barack obama, this generation almost got it wrong. this generation almost lost the american dream and what made america special. but in 2016, we remembered who whatre, we remembered america was all about and we confronted our challenges and we embraced our opportunities. when our work was done, when we did what needed to be done come our children became the freest americans that ever lived. [applause] >> because we did what needed to
be done, the american dream did not just survive, it reached more people and changed more lives than ever before. because we did what needed to be done, the 21st century was even better than the 20th century. it became a new american century. this is what we have a chance to do together and that's why this tuesday come i'm asking for your vote. i'm asking you to go home now and find ever when you can influence and get them to vote for me. -- everyone you can influence and get them to vote for me. i ask you to work hard for me. go on our website and donate whatever you can because when i leave here now, we are going to alabama and then arkansas and tomorrow, we will be in virginia and we will keep working hard for you because when our work is done here in this generation, we are going to leave for our children what our children that that's what our parents left for
just three days away. the candidates working the crowd's in those estates the next several days. today, marco rubio in georgia. earlier today, we showed you governor john kasich of ohio in nashville, tennessee. now, we would like to hear from you. the numbers on your screen. if you're a republican, 202-748-8001. .emocrats, 202-748-8000 .ll others, 202-748-8002 you can tweet us or leave a post on our facebook page. a couple of tweaks we will go to any minute. first, let's go to the calls. beverly in port arthur, texas on the independent line. go ahead. caller: caller: how are you today? -- i'm ononcerned
dialysis. i'm wondering how come we can't get insurance? i'm on medicare. no one can help me. host: what do you want to hear about that from presidential candidates? caller: i'm not the only one who can't get insurance. i called the insurance company and they said you can get insurance but we can't get insurance because we are taking dialysis. 80-20. to pay host: mark joins us from south dakota on the republicans line. caller: hello. i'm a four-year veteran of the united states air force. i guess the question i have not heard any of the candidates answer is how are they going to rebuild our military and retrain
some of our younger people out here in rural america? we see a lot of young people going to college and getting bachelors degrees that do not give them a job. i wondered if there's any of the candidates that would be willing to use the military and utilize the draft to give technical training and such to more of our that yourutilize military personnel to ask care -- to secure our borders. host: randy indicator, illinois. democratic caller. -- in decatur, illinois. democratic caller. caller: i just wanted to make a few comments. i was watching rubio on c-span. mcgrath --essive the democrat with a long history of
supporting liberal causes, even starting when i was in the peace way back in the late 1960's. rubio as al, i like candidate compared to the others. i'm not a republican, i'm not going to vote for him, but he seems to be a very articulate, intelligent, even-tempered man on,contrast to this more trump. trump is unstable. european countries will not allow him in. we will have a president like this? i've lost all respect for governor christie. this is sociopathic politics at its best. i would like to remark about
rubio -- his family came over from cuba. i remember him taking christmas vacation in florida -- that was the time when castro was moving people out of havana. i looked across the ocean come i thought it would be exciting. when cubans came to this country as immigrants come our government helped them out immensely through grants for education, free education. we changed our educational system for them, we gave them grants for housing. the government gave cuban immigrants and immense amount of help. philosophyrepublican -- he would not have been able , his family would not have been able to prosper as they did, which is a delightful
story, but they would not have been able to do it without government, strong government intervention. somehow, rubio forgets that. host: a couple of tweets from our viewers today. this one from a rubio supporter. this one -- one view where referring to john referrings one viewer to john kasich -- our last caller mentioned the donald trump and chris christie of new jersey endorsing donald
trump for the republican presidential nomination yesterday. we will show you donald trump campaign event in huntsville, alabama tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. eastern time. back to your calls now. david in georgia on the line for independents. caller: how are you doing? i'm glad you got me on the air. i wanted to make a comment about donald trump. what is going on with the three ring circus in every debate? host: why do you think? caller: i think donald trump does want to be president and he christie to be vice president and that will be world war iii all over again. donald trump says he is going to build a wall and make mexico pay for it. he cannot make a foreign country pay for the wall if they don't want to pay for it. nola in jacksonville,
florida on the line for democrats. -- noah. caller: i have a couple things i would say -- i was just watching rubio campaign. he was speaking about socialist programs and i was thinking about the schools -- in our constitution in florida, it says every college student is entitled to a free public education. that is a socialist program. , theember as a teenager people coming from cuba, they were getting food stamps and money and houses. we member my daddy saying have to help these people
because they come from where they don't have as much. we did not have much ourselves. there is a socialist program for you. how can he go around saying social programs are something bad when they got him to exactly where he is? did not borrow money to open a restaurant, they were given a grant. this is why i -- can't understand why he would be saying these things. he is out of his league. not talking about just with donald trump -- i'm a high school dropout and i think he is out of his league. host: the super tuesday
primaries coming up this tuesday. today is the democratic presidential primary in south carolina. we will have live coverage of the results, the candidate speeches and your reactions this evening at 7:30 eastern time. live coverage this evening here on c-span as our road to the white house coverage continues. samell be doing the tuesday evening following the super tuesday contests here on c-span. barbara in cameron, texas. republican. where are all the ladies today? i have not heard them make a comment. host: here is your shot. caller: ok. i wanted to say hallelujah for marco rubio. he feels about america just like i do.
i'm not from across any waters, i was born here. i've always been so proud of america. however, the last few years, it's been really hard. he is so inspirational and he is opening his heart, which is a good thing. we need more heart. and i hope a great lot of people who are for him were able to see today because he was extra special today. thank you for giving me an opportunity to say that. delegatesrepublican on thestake this tuesday democratic side, 865 democratic delegates are at stake this tuesday.
charles on the line for others in the bronx, new york. caller: good afternoon. independent, leaning more towards ted cruz, if he wins the nomination for republicans. if you doesn't win, i don't think i'm voting for anybody because trump is a clown. on the democratic side, hillary and sanders just want free stuff. i came to this country legally as an immigrant. i'm proud of it. i love america and i want this for my children. we need a plan and i think ted cruz has a plan.
if you doesn't win, i'm not voting for anybody. -- if he doesn't win, not voting for anybody. host: ted cruz at an event yesterday in nashville, tennessee. louisiana, line for democrats. tim is joining us. caller: good morning to you. i'm a disabled vietnam veteran. on both parties come i have not heard about social security income. i work for the government for 20 years, paid into the social security system and now, i'm only getting $213 a month. that's pitiful. i have not heard anything from either side of the aisle. vietnam veterans, there's a lot of vietnam veterans still living. addressot heard anyone
the issue of veterans who have served their country and come back disabled. hell at the getting v.a. getting her medication and stuff like that. just getting our medication and stuff like that. i would vote for rubio because donald trump, i don't know what is nuttier, the peanut or the coconut. you have hillary and bernie sanders, sanders has been independent all his life. clinton.h hillary if it is a choice between hillary and ted cruz, you have some democrats who make a republican -- may go republican. host: jane in campton, new
hampshire. she is a republican. caller: thank you for taking my call. i could not agree more with what the lady said from texas. i think marco rubio is an inspiration. i campaigned -- i donated to his campaign. the real reason i'm calling is to thank c-span for showing his rally. i turned on every other cable news channel and donald trump was on everyone. fresh air toth of see marco rubio and that's why i'm calling. and keep very much. -- thank you very much. host: we will be showing a donald trump rally tomorrow at 5:00 eastern time. rosie is here from mission, texas. independent caller. caller: hello? host: you are on the air. caller: thank you.
i think rubio has a lot of good points he is making. i don't think he can do as much as he is saying once he gets the white house. there are other people on top of him. host: who do you think is the best candidate? caller: on the republican side, it would be rubio. trump is a clown. he is a real clown. joyce in colorado springs on the line for democrats. caller: this is joyce. i'm a democrat. i have to admire you showing rubio's talk. i was very impressed by him. trump.t like i don't understand why he gets i just like him
and i don't think he should be getting all that notice. all he talks about is other people. and mean things about other people. it was so refreshing to hear rubio and i was so pleased to i was looking through my channels and this is the only when i could find that did not carry him. please tell me why he is on everybody. is he buying it or what? host: donald trump? he has been winning so far. caller: that's why he's winning, he's on everything. donna in macon, georgia on their line for republicans. caller: this is something i want people to think about.