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at the top of the hour, here's what we know on this saturday night election night. that is donald trump, the projected winner of the south carolina republican primary. as we've been saying, it has almost become a cliche. completely impossible to predict just months ago. there is the rest of the field. earlier today in a very different operation, a party-run caucus in the state of nevada. hillary clinton got the victory she desperately wanted and needed.
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she spoke tonight. her acceptance, bernie sanders gave a concession speech. it looks like we're talking about a 53-47 or thereabouts race. it is all of the other issues that remain so fascinating. . so a part of the story that is this saturday night. we're here with you for the rest of it. >> the interesting thing about this unsettled race in south carolina, is that south carolina used to be the place that ended it. south carolina, 1980, bush won iowa, reagan came into south carolina and put to it bed. dole had won iowa in 1988. george bush put it to bed. sap thing in 2000. same thing in 2008 when mike huckabee won iowa and john mccain won new hampshire. that split. they always split in the republican field and then whoever wents in south carolina puts to it bed. that happen every single time since the start south carolina
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primary. until the last one. the wild card. newt gingrich. and then south carolina became something that men who knows what in the process. the question remains whether or not south carolina is still a who knows what this means state or whether this will be once again the place that settles it. on the surface, this looks like a return to form. the split in the first two states for the republican field baltimore ted cruz won iowa and donald trump won new hampshire. donald trump has now come to south carolina and he has beaten ted cruz soundly. ted cruz is in a tight fight with marco rubio. before 2012 you would have said that means that trump will be the flom 93. of course we cannot say anything that definitively tonight. things have ceased to be predictable. even before, in 2012 things ceased to be predictable in south carolina. with donald trump in the race, nobody can predict based on past experience. >> let's to go our political director and see if he could not
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occu , could not occurs. the baseline blame. the pundit ri business has been revealed to contain nothing. no one saw the plot design of this year. no one. so is there anything predictable coming out of tonight? >> it is voters are telling us something in south carolina that i do think is potentially predictive of at least how you'll hear the three candidates. this is going to be a three-way race for a little while. the establishment will do whatever it can to will marco rubio into contention, whether it is selling or third and cruz has a base of support that is more solid than actually either rubio or others that will keep him in this race. there's one part of the exit poll that tells the story of this. we asked the candidate qualities. well, the number one candidate quality that mattered most was shares your values. guess who won that?
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ted cruz. the next two most important categories was who brings change and who tells it like it. rubio did win a fourth category comfortable win in november. so this is what you have. marco rubio which is why all the money will go to him. he is winning the can he win, he can win in november argument. he is going to make the electability case. you have ted cruz saying i'm the true conservative. i'm the one who shares your values. he is connected with. that and donald trump is making the, time one who will shake things up. i'm the one who will bring change and obviously voters by a long shot are picking him. so the question will be, how does rubio try on become a change agent and keep his electability? and then how does cruz stay with the core conviction argument but then also try on peel away trump's change message? what has really hurt cruz more than anything as far as trump is
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concerned, trump is the outsider. cruz is supposed to be the outsider and trump is more the outsider than cruz is. rubio because of the electability argument and the money, i can picture him being able to get some legs here a little while longer and maybe expand some on super tuesday. cruz has an extra challenge because of trump's strength. >> thank you. if the reaction on my device is any indicator, the comment that will live on from tonight was made in the last hour by nicole wallace. a veteran of so many gop campaign efforts. you called donald trump -- >> what did i cause him? >> the chemo of the republican party. >> my dad won't be mad about that. >> people have dialed in because of the way it followed. >> the stupid pundits, which i guess i am one. that he is such strong medicine.
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the very things we thought disqualified him. you can't ban them. the very thing that lit our hairs on fire were the exact sail thing the voters said, finally, someone who speaks my language. sees what i see. when articulate with your crude language the disgust that the voters feel with washington, you win the voters' trust and they stick with you through the ups and downs in your candidacy. >> that's how a billionaire from new york, a land lord, a real estate developer, as people keep saying, thrice married, as cast himself in a character in a springstein song. we'll make a last song. who is with me? i'm out here on the edge of town. who is with me? >> right. that's why his supporters, all these other candidates would lose support. we would rush to our tracking polls the morning after if jeb bush or marco rubio said these things. he dimmed 16 points. trump said these things and he
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goes on the next morning. finally, us dumb pundits, we finally say, he did terribly but his numbers will go up. we figured it out more recently. what he has is the most important thing in politics. he has the commitment and the intensity of his supporters and they will stay with him through ups and downs. i think if he were anybody else, we would be talking about him on his way to clinching the nomination. >> and because he may very well be on his way to clinching the nomination. there is a question as how the republican party takes ownership. we have 24 hours that south carolina decided to pick him as the number one choice for the presidency of the united states. we've got him tweeting, would president obama have gone to justice scalia's funeral if it were held in a mosque? when that becomes the standard bearer of the republican party, what is the republican party do with that? do they coalesce around that and say yes, that's what we believe.
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do they own it? how do you not own it if you're running for president? >> and he tweeted that just as father paul scalia was delivering an emotional and deeply affecting homily. you look at the time of that tweet. he is watching this. or someone is tweeting for him. i don't understand the personality that is involved in that. that tweet hits at barack obama on his religion, his christian faith. and goes in so many multiple ways against muslims, against obama. i think what the republican base is looking for is anyone who will absolutely be crude and rude and take on barack obama. >> and will swear. >> see, that's part of the strong medicine they stomach to get someone who is a truth teller. they didn't like the performance on saturday night. you saw it in the cnn town hall.
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the woman stood up and said, i'm worried about your impulse control problem. i think those are the things, i don't think the republican voters want someone crude and crass. i think they're willing to take that with someone strong and clear. >> they want someone to challenge obama. obama is so toxwick that part of the base. >> and the clintonism. i think they correctly admire the clinton machine for its abilities and they think they need someone tough and who is not beholden to political correctness to beat it. >> what happens to comments like this? president obama is saying he's a muslim. this comes right after he says how dare he question another man's faith. and there's donald trump saying if this were a mosque, he would be there. every republican who runs for everything will be running on that platform. if he is the standard bearer. i don't know you win in any remotely purple state in any race anywhere in the country.
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>> it reminds you of his comment, he could take out a gun and shoot someone on fifth avenue and wouldn't lose any votes. >> somehow this all gets to us steve kornacki. he's been crunching the numbers on second place and down. and look at the green for trump. >> it looks like spring in south carolina. >> again, the overwhelming story here is donald trump's strength across the board. these things have been in the past, very predictable along regional lines in south carolina. those lines are breaking away. i'll give you an example. you see here. this is charleston. one of the largest counties in the state. this is one of three counties when mitt romney got blown out in 2012 that he carried. one was charleston. another one was right here. this is hilton head. these are the most moderate republican voters you will see in the state, and yet donald trump is leading both of these counties. he is four or five points ahead.
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ted cruz is farther back. you look at the counties here. newt gingrich won these big. these some of the most conservative evangelical counties in the state. these are the places ted cruz is counting on and donald trump is winning here big, i want to show you the breakdown here. we mentioned this. very conservative. ted cruz winning very conservative. but trump with more than a quarter of the vote. look at this. somewhat conservative? donald trump pulls way ahead. 34%. cruz falls back to 20. you see the support starts to drop. rubio at 26. then look at this. moderate. about one in five voters calling. they moderate. donald trump, 31%. kasich up at 20 here. and ted cruz falls back to 9. we saw this in new hampshire in a very proceed announced way. donald trump's support is across ideological lines, across
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geographic lines. this is shaping up to be a top to bottom victory. there is a possibility that he will win each of the congressional districts in the state which would have a very concrete consequence. that would mean he would get a much larger delegate hall. >> and life gets even worse for nicole wallace. what is really unfair, you are the exist tense of the republican party right here. >> i wear it proudly. his dominance really is the story coming out of this. i think that understanding his supporters better will serve us all moving forward. i really don't think the republican party has turned crass and crude. i see in it my parents. they're willing to accept the warts to have the strength. >> if this became a two-man race, that is the solution for the other part of the republican party. >> that's what consultants in the establishment that are not
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on the campaigns. when you're on a campaign, you can't call form. that's what they're saying. the only chance now of defeating trump, if there is one. >> as long as the two-person race isn't ted cruz versus donald trump. in which case there's no where to go home to. >> you may be wondering what they're saying at cruz headquarters. let's ask the correspondent in columbia. halle? >> reporter: it's interesting hearing you talk, the idea of a two-man race. that's something ted cruz has acknowledged they want to see. so marco rubio coming in the mix could be coming forward. they're saying cruz is watching the returns come in like everybody he will. they believe, throw in a little shade of marco rubio here. it is still very tight. rubio would still be 0-3 basically. the cruz response is scoreboard.
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we won iowa. you came in fifth in new hampshire so it doesn't matter if you don't win south carolina. this fits with the scenario. raising expectations for marco rubio. at the same time, when you look at who is getting a ticket. trump, rubio, cruz. you can hear the crowd cheering behind me as the different network is playing. you're hearing some of the noise. it looks like cruz and rubio. a two-man vase where rubio wants to be. at this point, a potential third place finish for cruz could raise questions about his likability. >> all right. at cruz headquarters. as we keep saying, it is the second through sixth race that is proving so interesting tonight. another break.
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and we'll be right back.
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we are back. this is election headquarters of the winner tonight in south carolina. trump election headquarters. we are expecting to see the candidate within about 15 minutes from right now. so we'll obviously go there the moment we see donald trump. and the place will presumably erupt. welcome back. marco rubio has been dining out on the campaign trail, certainly peppering his speeches with the line that he is the guy the democrats fear most. and that's the interesting conversation coming out of tonight. gabe gutierrez at rubio headquarters tonight. gabe? >> reporter: hi there. let the spinning begin. the marco rubio campaign has been saying for a while that they want to finish in the top
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tier. they say that tonight, finishing in the top tier would be a huge comeback. they knew they had to make a big comeback after that disappointing fifth place finish in new hampshire. they retooled their campaign, trying to come off less script and actually more aggressive. they have gone after ted cruz, it has been knock down, drag out. and they've been able to get some major endorsements in south carolina. gowdy, tim scott, and the most important one of all, governor nikki haley. they've been campaigning together over the last few days saying we are the new faces of the conservative movement. as you mentioned, now they're making the electability argument. a lot of his critics, the rival campaigns are saying how can the rubio campaign say this is a victory if they do finish in third place? they finished third place in iowa. fifth place in new hampshire. how is that a victory?
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the rubio campaign comes back and says, once the field winnows. once the republican candidates, they feel they are best positioned to take on donald trump once that republican establishment coalesces hinske them. so the rubio campaign is feeling really good. and then nevada, a state where robidas rubio has ties there. he spent part of his childhood there. tomorrow he is going to tennessee and arkansas, two key states in super tuesday before heading to nevada. right now the rubio campaign is feeling very optimistic. the question will be where does he finish in relation to ted cruz as they are logd in the battle for second place. >> gabe, thanks. >> that's a fascinating point. very unexpected that rubio is not going straight to nevada. we are in a little bit of a weird place. in that south carolina and nevada are both voting tonight. a weird calendar place.
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south carolina and nevada are voting tonight. they are also voting next for the other parties. now why -- in each individual state, you could do one election day for both parties. why are these two states holding their elections three days apart in one case and seven days apart in another case? go fish. nobody knows. that's how we have decided to do it. the parties had no interest in making anything that easy or rational or cheap for anybody. so we are ahead. seven days ahead, to south carolina. three days ahead of nevada for the republicans. and for all accounts, in term of the way people are talking about that republican nevada race, there has been much less of it. there hasn't been a big presence in nevada for the republicans. luckily the dean is on our pay roll. looking ahead to the republican race in nevada, my sense is that the race there hand been as
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evident. the campaigns haven't been as evident. are they battling it out on the republican side in nevada? >> they're battling it out for second place. the cruz, rubio and bush campaigns have all great organizations with very smart people running them. rubio reached out to the mormon community here which will have a significant percentage of the electorate when they vote here. bush has a good organization. and cruz is really ramped up in recent weeks. he got the new conservative rising star of nevada to endorse him. all of those campaign there's tell you privately that they're going for second place. that trump has anywhere from a 25 to 30-point lead. so he is going to win here very big, i would guess. the only wild card is how goofy the republican party that they've set this up on a tuesday
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night with different starting times for voting and different counties. so you never know what might happen. but even likely caucusgoers are indicating they'll go big for trump. >> if trump is really doing so well but with no evident campaign in the state, does that kind of break the rules as far as you understand them in terms of how a person is supposed to put a campaign together in nevada? >> i don't think this is endemming any nevada. trump has broken all the rules of politics. to his benefit this year, i think it is happening in nevada, too. he's been here three times. and he's coming back before the caucus. he's done huge rallies. did i say that right? huge. and he has gotten the ferry conveniency is the same here as everywhere else. you might think it is a perfect
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fertile territory. generally uneducated electorate. people who are mad about the federal government all the time in nevada in various ways. so i think it is a great place for trump. he doesn't need an organization. he doesn't have one and i think he will win the state fairly easily. >> one of the thing we've seen is the fight over lands and whether or not those get to still belong to the federal government. i know cruz has made a big issue of that. is he likely to make any inroads there? or will that have any sway? >> that's a big issue in rural nevada. and you're right. trump shows his usual, he says everything is great, it's great that the federal government has control of these lands. we should keep these lands great. almost the exact quote. cruz and his people, especially
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adam who i mentioned, the attorney general who is suing the federal government over this, they're running a campaign commercial in nevada with cruz pointing out that he wants to bring more land back into the control of nevada. 87% of the land is owned by the government. it is all public land. and anyone who says they want to give it back won't talk about how the pay for the management of it. is it enough to hurt donald trump? come on you said saying something about public lands will hurt him? i don't think so. >> excellent. thank you. >> as always, he's encapsulated the debate yet. we are going to take another break.
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should i tell you that while we've been talking, ben carson has told his supporters, it is just beginning for him and for them. and in many ways, for our coverage which will continue after a break.
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my mom is the strongest woman i know. this is not about my family or his family. >> for a number of week, ted cruz -- >> when you point to his own record he screams liar, liar, liar. >> he is a nasty guy who doesn't tell the truth. the bitter fight between ted cruz and marco rubio. >> they simply start screaming liar, liar, liar. >> what they say is so wrong. >> trump is still on the attack. >> i've had great success with lawsuits. >> threatening to sue. >> he doesn't even have the right to serve as president. >> one of the things i look forward to most of all is
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deposing donald trump. >> taking aim. >> the world trade central came down during his reign. >> we're going to be so nasty. >> this is just nuts, okay? >> a week ago, the week that was in republican politics. tonight we have a winner in south carolina. it is donald trump. tonight, the conversation will center around the viability of several candidates. among them, jeb bush. let's be charitable. among the least self-aware candidates we've ever seen was talked into just this week. contact lenses and out of his glass frames as a 2.0. a remaking of jeb bush. i don't know why i'm looking at nicole wallace as opposed to lawrence o'donnell. what a week. >> i would be using contact lenses if i knew how to put them
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in. the big decision for jeb bush, is it over? what would be the justification for going forward at this point? we are bound in the media to overreact to wents. this is not for donald trump a win of the majority of the vote. we've only seen that in the democratic elections. sense there are two candidates. he is going to win about 35%. 73%, 73% in the exit poll favor donald trump's unconstitutional ban on muslims entering the united states. he lost most of the people who favor his wildest idea. that is how challenging the trump candidacy actually is. people agree with many of his ideas and continue to vote against him because of a lot of things that we saw in those debates. the late deciders went heavily against him. they went heavily for cruz and
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rubio. how much did the scrap with the poem hurt him? this crazy suggestion of suing ted cruz over a campaign ad. how much did that hurt him? it probably did hurt him with the late deciders and he still comes out with the most points on the board tonight. but he is not a decisive winner that they can look at and say especially when the worst news came in the nbc poll which shows, if this goes one wound, trump against rubio or trump against cruz, each one of them beats trump by 16 points in a one-on-one race. >> but there will never be a one-on-one race. >> you sound like a salad bar of rationalization. we have just heard nicole talk about the long path of semiance. >> here's the thing. there are a lot of people in the
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republican party who agree the analysis that this crowded field. >> this is just statistical. >> the analysis is what angers some folks in the establishment lane who would like to see a smaller establishment group so there could be more of a head to head competition. and i think coming out of tonight. that will burst into public the frustration that some folks feel that trump isn't being confronted will bubble up. >> let's talk about that. the reason there won't be any time soon a trump versus rubio or a trump versus cruz campaign is because both cruz and rubio are drowning in money. drowning in money of which there is endless additional money to come. they have separate donors. they are not competing and there are not rich guys to keep them coming. the two brothers that are supporting ted cruz alone could keep the super baghdpac going f
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here to mars. so we are looking at ben carson, at what john kasich's path might be and that's interesting in materials of the bottom tier and how fast it might shrink. but it won't shrink to mano y mano for very, very long time. >> let us not forget, in front of the casino, new york, new york. chris matthews. >> i want to jump in on the salad bar side. i do think his number are correct and unimpeachable. that trump is a minority candidate within the republican party. i just think what has been said all night by people intermittently tonight on the table there. that rubio is the one they're afraid of. if you're a smart hillary person, you're afraid of the age issue. that picture of rubio with nikki
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haley, the governor of south carolina. there was something about it. it just jumps out at you when you're seeing trump and hillary and bernie sanders running around. the average age is in the early 70s. you look at this. this is the future of the republican party. and rubio has come out of a hugely embarrassing situation where he was caught behaving like a broken record. literally on the ground or a broken doll repeating himself endlessly verbatim. so he's come back and i would be worried about him. the big story is if rubio is in the running and kasich has to leave and carson has to fade, look at the numbers. add them up. add that to rubio and you get a lot of establishment vote. i think in a long race, in a long race, if rubio can hang out. holding back, gets his money.
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all the other neo con money. they can bring in a lot of new money on behalf of rubio. he is a hawk, he is young and the establishment has no other hope. >> nicole wallace, will nikki haley be on a national ticket? >> i talked to some other folks who were interested in her endorsement. she has a relationship with president bush 43. she endorsed mitt romney. she has political courage. she is a rising star. the republican party, and this is not a good thing. we're not long on bright women who are articulate and principled as she is. and i think she will be in every single conversation regardless of who is at the top. there is something to be said. >> you watch on the stump. she values the diversity of what they present in south carolina in a way that translates to a
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national audience hungry for a republican party to reach in tomorrow and make the party. >> if you're going for a steak. >> maybe even hillary clinton's ticket. >> my favorite theory. 36 after the hour. coming up on 37 after the hour. let's show again where this race stands. donald trump, the projected winner of south carolina. the rest of the feel is where this gets interesting. and that will shake out probably in the hours to come still. >> look at that. second place, 42% of the vote in. 22-22, locked at the same percentage as they have been all night. and then just as interesting, busch/kasich. another break.
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we've gone to bush headquarters. jeb bush has emerged. let's listen in. >> this is going to be short and
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sweet. to those who helped jeb bush and work so hard on his behalf, in south carolina and throughout the country, thank you very, very much. to jeb bush and his family, thank you for running a race for the presidency that we could all be proud of. thank you, jeb, for being one of the most decent, thoughtful men i've ever met. ladies and gentlemen, my friend for life, jeb bush. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you, lindsey. when i began this journey in miami i said i would campaign as
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i would serve. going everywhere, speaking to everyone. keeping my word. facing the issues without flinching and staying true to what i believe. for the better part of a year i've endefrd to do exactly. that i have put forth a vision for america that includes all because our country deserves a president for everyone. it is certainly bigger than any candidate. it is not, we're different in our country because our head of state is not above us but because the head of state are part of the people. in a government of the people by the people and for the people, we elect a president and perfect under god's wachful eye. i've had a front row seat to this office for most of my adult life. i've seen men rise to the challenges of the time with
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humility and clarity of purpose, to make our nation safer, stronger and freer. i fermly believe the american people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master. someone who will commit to that service with honor and decency. our next president will lead an extraordinary country whose people have always made the improbable possible in big ways and small. every day, americans achieve more than what they could have dreamed. over the last seven years our nation's bright light has become little more than a flicker. we have retreated from the world stage. the american values that have brought peace and opportunity are fading. that is not the america we know and love. america is a country that thinks big, acts boldly and leads without apology. it will be up to the next
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president to restore that kind of leadership. i'm proud of the campaign that we've run to unify our country and to advocate conservative solutions that would give more americans the opportunity to rise up and reach their god given potential. but the people of iowa and new hampshire and south carolina have spoken and i really respect their decision. so tonight i am suspending my campaign. yeah. the [ applause ] i congratulate, i congratulate my competitors that are remaining on the island, on their success for a race that has been hard fought. just as the contest for the presidency should be, because it is a tough job. in this campaign i have stood my
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ground, refusing to been to the political winds. we put forward detailed innovative conservative plans to mount the challenge that's we face. despite what you might have heard, ideas matter, policy matters. [ applause ] and i truly hope that these ideas that we've laid out will serve as a blue print for a generation of conservative leaders at every level of government so we can take back our country. we laid out plans on everything from reforming our tax and regulatory system to reviving our economy to rebuilding our military and to fixing the v.a. once and for all. finally, i am so grateful to senator lindsey graham of south carolina for his steadfast
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support. and his amazing humor. he stole the line that i am now saying which is that he's become a friend for life. i thank all the jeb alumni. many are here that have been going door to door across the country who have put their lives on hold for this cause. i want to thank my mom and brother who came here to south carolina. america truly loves them and respects them and so do i. i want to thank all my family. 2.0 is always back there in the back. and to my dad who served as an inspiration to me. he is the greatest man alive. and continues to be.
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i want to thank all the volunteers and supporters that i've met along this incredible journey and to all the fellow grinders in our campaign, our staff who never, ever, ever gave up. i've had an incredible life. for me, public service has been the highlight of that life. no matter what the future holds, here's the greatest safety handling if you can imagine. tonight i'm going to sleep with the best friend i have and the love of my life. [ applause ] the. >> and i am totally blessed to be the father of three extraordinary children. and as you might know, four near perfect grandchildren. and i'll be blessed to say that
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i'm living in the greatest country the world has ever known. i remain optimistic and with the right kind of leadership we all need to make sure happens, manager's best days are ahead. with strong conservative leadership, republicans can win the white house and we can get back to being on the verge of having the greatest time to be alive. that's what i honestly believe and i know you do as well. i look forward to working to make that dream come true. i will do it as a private citizen just as you are. thank you for the opportunity to run for the greatest office on the face of the earth. i love you all. god bless you. >> to dismiss what we have just seen as a lesser candidate gets out of the race would be to make a large error. this story is so much bigger than just this one man giving just this one speech this early in the contest. that's because jeb bush was the
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republican establishment in this race. an a scendancy to nominee, so assured and so assumed a year ago that people were grousing, can we have another bush versus clinton going head to head in this race. chuck todd has been watching and listening with us. and chuck, there is even a view out there that it is that jeb bush who gave this race donald trump because donald trump was his equal and opposite reaction as establishment candidate. >> i mean, absolutely. and trump mirrored the jeb campaign. jeb announced on june 15th. donald trump announced on june 16. and it was the first target of donald trump. and as we've seen when donald trump has gone after somebody, he has won. bush was basically his first
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target and he brought bush down to size in a hurry. it is possible bush would have been brought down to size by others. this was always a tougher hill for him to climb. he came into this race with two issues that were against the base of the party. one was immigration. and the other was common core. and donald trump went at him very personally. that didn't help at all. he always still had an issue with immigration. and donald trump just took immigration and exploited it and exploited night way that basically bush could never catch up. bush could never figure out how to pivot into a change candidate. and it is really tough when your last name is bush in an atmosphere, in a political party that was ready to move on. and it is amazing. south carolina has been so good to the bush family. south carolina gave bush the nomination in '88. south carolina gave another bush the nomination in 2000. now south carolina ends the bush
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dynasty in '16. it is quite the, quite the, i guess, literary ending there for team bush. >> and very bittersweet moment for nicole wallace who is here with us in new york. so close to the bush family. having worked for his brother. >> for him. i was jeb bush's first press secretary when he was first term governor. it wasn't his time. and i think a lot of people that went out on the trail could see that very early on. that the policy issues he had were a burden. his support for common core. his statements about immigration being an act of love. they were going to be a policy burden no mat here was sort of that outsider person. but he also became donald trump's foil. and he was admired by the people who watched him hand to hand with voters but he never impressed a television audience. he never dominated a news cycle.
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and he could never get himself on offense long enough to create any offense. >> he was that first target of trump's. when trump was at 10% of the vote he relentlessly went after jeb bush. and i remember saying two weeks into it, how long can bush allow this to go on? it seemed silly. but it was going unanswered. donald trump, classy as ever, has tweeted about the exit of the former front-runner. he says jeb bush has run out of energy and dropped out of the race to be the next president of the usa. he insults jeb bush exactly the way he insulted him the first day. >> not to lose this moment. we're watching for donald trump's victory speech here. we should note that was an incredibly gracious way to get out of the race. it was emotional. his wife there with him and crying. jeb bush crying. it was a very intense emotional moment. >> old school like him.
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now to the ballroom of the winner of tonight's republican primary in south carolina. >> i want to begin by thanking the people of south carolina. these are special people. we got a little boost last week of a place we all remember. new hampshire. we can't forget it. and they said it with a very
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good feeling, right? so i really want to thank you. and my volunteers. all of these people. volunteers. and they travel and they go, i say what are you doing? they go to texas. some are going to nevada. i'll be going to nevada. we're making a big speech tomorrow in atlanta and then right to nevada. and i think we're going to do terrific there. and the s.e.c. is going to be very, very exciting. we expect to do very, very well. i want to say thank you to my family. it is not easy for them them don't see me anymore. i'm making speeches all the time. i have a great family so i want to say thank you. ivanka, we have a hospital just in case. in south carolina, we're going to have a baby. nothing wrong with that, right? so it could be any second. it could even be before i'm
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finished. but you know, she insisted on being here. it was so important to ivanka to insist on being here. we have a wonderful lieutenant governor who backed us very early in the process. you know henry, right? the lieutenant governor of south carolina. i will take him over the governor any time. because we won. we won. he can handle that very nicely. tiffany, say something. please, melania. >> just wanted to say an amazing place, south carolina. congratulations to my husband.
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he was working very hard. and he loves you. we love you. and we are going ahead to nevada. and we will see what happens. he will be the best president. >> and representing some very, very wonderful children, ivanka, say a few words. >> thank you, south carolina. this is an amazing, amazing night. the momentum since the beginning of this campaign has been unbelievable. that's because my father's message resonates so deeply with so many people. so as our family, we're incredibly proud. we're incredibly grateful to each of you so thank you for being here to support us. and i will say this. my father is an incredibly hard worker and he'll be working for each and everyone of you. so together we'll make america great again.
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>> thank you very much. thank you very much. so i was watching upstairs. and it was really amazing to be watching what i was watching. and some of the pundits, a number of them said, well, if a couple of the other candidates dropped out. if you add their scores together, it is going to equal trump. right? these geniuses. they're jean justs. they don't understand as people drop out, i'll going to get a lot of those votes also. you don't just add them together. so i think we'll do very, very well. i want to also congratulate the other candidates. in particular i have to say ted and marco did a really good job. they did quite well. come on.
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just one minute. one second, right? okay. we go back tomorrow morning. tomorrow morning we'll be back. i want to congratulate the other candidates. nothing easy about running for president. i can tell you. it is tough, nasty, mean, vicious, beautiful. when you win, it's beautiful. and we're going to start, we are going to start winning for our country. we're going to start winning. because our country doesn't win anymore. doesn't win. we don't win with the military. we can't beat isis. we have great military but we can't beat isis. we don't win on trade. you look at what china is doing, what japan is doing, what mexico is killing us at the borderering the border and with trade. mexico is killing us, absolutely. we'll do the wall. don't worry. we'll do the wall. we're going to do the wall and by the way, who is going to pay
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for the wall? mexico is going to pay for the wall. and it is very easy. the other politicians say you can't get mexico to pay for the wall. 100%. we have a $58 billion trade deficit with mexico. the wall will cost $10 to $12 billion. believe me, they will pay. one of the officials, actually, one of the exofficials from mexico had a news conference and he said we will not be paying for the wall. who does mr. trump think he is? the press, look at all those cameras back there. the press came to me and they told me that he said they would not pay for the wall. do you have a comment? i said yes. the wall just got ten feet taller. it's true. and i love mexico. i love mexico. i love china. i love many of these countries
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that rim us off because we have leaders that are incompetent and don't know what they're doing. he love these countries. they're great. i have thousands and thousands of hispanics. we're going to nevada. i lead with the hispanics. i'm leading in every poll with hispanics. they love me. i love them. the problem is that the leaders of these countries, whether mexico or japan or vietnam which is just doing a big number now all of a sudden, or china in particular, that's the big one, the greatest abuse of a country that i think i've ever seen financially, china. what they've done to us is the greatest single theft in the history of the world. they've taken our jobs, they've taken our money, they've taken everything. we're bringing our jobs back, folks. we're bringing our jobs back. we're bringing them back. and he know how to do it. we've had so many incredible endorsements to. me getting the greatest business people to endorse me is very
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important. so many others have endorsed me. and we'll put these great that business people in charge of trade. when china wants to come and negotiate, they're going to negotiate not with a political hack which is what they have now. they're going to negotiate with the best business minds in the world. and we have them in this country. the so we're going to do a lot of beautiful work. we're going to material night obamacare. it will be terminated. it will be over. it will be repealed. and it will be replaced. so you're going to have much better health care at a much smaller cost. obamacare, look at the increases in your obamacare. 25, 35, 45, even 55%. it's dead. it's not working. we're going to a plan that will be so much better and so much less


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