tv The Place for Politics 2016 MSNBC July 19, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm PDT
>> 9:00 hour has arrived here in the east this night, where we will hear from various members ev of the trump family, chris christie, donald trump himself via satelte from trump tower in new york. right now, chris cox, executive director of the nra is addressing the convention. >> -- will fight without apology for your right to protect your life. but we are on the cusp, we are
on the cusp of losing this great american freedom, and with it, this great nation. the only way we save it, the only way we save it, is by electing donald trump the next president of the united states. thank you and god bless you. >> please welcome professional golfer natalie gulbis. >> natalie gulbis is the next speaker. she's the number 492 ranked pro golfer in the world. she was also on "celebrity apprentice." continuing a theme tonight where they're putting on people who are not necessarily well known, andy wist from standard waterproofing. we have this pro golfer, ranked roughly number 500 in the world. we'll have an employee of a trump winery speaking this evening. i should tell you that there's also, landmark moment in
american political history, we are going to have, i think it's going to be the only national convention in american political history in which we'll have not one, but two former cast members from the bold and the beautiful speaking on two nights of the convention. >> i think you're using sarcasm. >> no, antonio sabato. tonight there is a person who is an avocado farmer, she was also on the bold and the beautiful. also the young and the restless, but she's the only young and restless actor in the whole convention. >> luckily, steve and eugene are here with us. >> i won't what bold and the beautiful. >> you're both. >> i believe that natalie gulbis was once ranked higher than that as a golfer. and she's fairly well known in
golfing circles, because she's been kind of on the cover of golfing magazines because she -- frankly because she's good looking. >> she had a controversy in the lpga when she did a swimsuit calendar, and the lpga didn't like that, and they sort of banned it from being sold at professional golf events, because they didn't want a swimsuit calendar at golfing events. >> golf's a cruel sport. 500th in the world makes her a hell of a good golfer. i'll tell you. [ laughter ] >> i think the point we need you badly to distill, and this is night two of the gop convention, they have been through a rough news cycle, centered on the spouse of the candidate. they have just had some unannounced portions of the program, rare for a gop convention, and now we're heading into an interesting night of speakers. >> we have four nights of speaking here, it's like a football game. each night a quarter. so we're halfway through the
second quarter and the offense on the field, the trump organization, the trump campaign, total offense of about minus 15 yards. when you take last night and put tonight together. so they haven't moved the ball. they haven't driven a message. they haven't driven a change message. they've indicted hillary clinton about things that the -- that most republicans agree with, a lot of the general public in the country agrees with on some of the issues around her honesty. but they've not made a case for change fundamentally. as we get deeper into the night, we'll hear from donald trump jr. maybe that will be a speech that moves the ball forward. we see, looking at the speeches ahead, governor christie has a very tough, good speech ahead, you know, in primetime. but as of halfway through the night, on the second night, we've not seen any forward progress, in my view. >> and put another way, looked at another way, a four-night convention, times two parties, every four years, is an in-kind
gift from the american people, to the parties, from the networks, even though -- >> i was going to say, from us. >> even though we're selling commercial time around it, but it is an open-net shot. it's a lay-up for to you paint your own portrait of who you are, what your candidacy is going to mean. that's why when pros like steve get upset at a squandered opportunity, that explains it. here's donald trump live from trump tower in new york. >> melania and i had such a great time last night, an unbelievable evening. today has been a very, very special day, watching my children put me over the top earlier, the party seeing what we did, getting the party's nomination, i'll never forget it. it's something i will never, ever forget. a little over one year ago, i announced my candidacy for president, and with your vote today, this stage of the presidential process has come to
a close. together we've achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the republican party. this is a movement. but we have to go all the way. i'm so proud to be your nominee for president of the united states. i look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on thursday night on how we build a brighter and more hopeful future for all americans. it's an honor to run on a ticket with governor mike pence, who is an incredible man and who will make a great, great vice president. i'll be with him in cleveland tomorrow night and we'll be together again on thursday night. and by the way, we are going to win the state of ohio. and also, of course, we're going to win the presidency and bring real change and leadership back
to washington. this is going to be a leadership, by the way, that puts the american people first. we're going to bring back our jobs. we're going to rebuild our depleted military and take care of our great veterans. we're going to have strong borders. we're going to get rid of isis. and we're going to restore law and order. we have to restore, and quickly, law and order, among many and just so many other things. and i'll be discussing with that, thursday night, we'll be talking all about it. but together, most importantly, we are going to make america great again. have a fantastic evening. i'll see you tomorrow night. i'll see you on thursday night. and we will win in november. thank you.
>> donald trump appearing remotely from trump tower. when we appeared last night, at night one of the convention, he gave very minimal remarks and just introduced his wife. tonight that was a little bit of a mini stump speech from donald trump. it was not an introduction for senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, but it did precede mcconnell's remarks. >> i've been around a while. and i've been around the clintons more than anybody should have to be. couple of years ago, bill and hillary camped out in my state telling anyone who'd listen why they ought to vote against me. tonight, i'm here to return the favor. i'm a patient man. as a young child in the south, i was struck with polio and forced to stay off my feet for two years. that experience taught me an abiding gratitude for my parents. and it also taught me how to
wait, which comes in handy when you're the leader of the u.s. senate. more than anything, though, my job has taught me the value of trust, how to distinguish between people who are in this to serve others, and people who are in it for themselves. i'm here to tell you, hillary clinton will say anything, do anything, and be anything to get elected president. and we cannot allow it! the american people are tired of hearing about the bounty of government while the cost of caring fora family or meeting daily expenses grows out of reach. over the past few years, they've seen government abuse their office and get rewarded for it. they've seen the middle class actually shrink, and in the midst of this, they've raised a very simple complaint -- who's looking out for us? it's not hillary. i've had my differences with barack obama, but i'll give him
credit for this. at least he was up front about his plans to move america to the far left. to the far left. not hillary. she lied about her e-mails. she lied about her server. she lied about benghazi. she even lied about sniper fire. why, even she lied about why her parents named her hillary. so i ask you a simple question. at a moment when so many feel betrayed by their government, why in the world would democrats put forward such a candidate? hillary has changed her position so many times, it's impossible to tell where the conviction ends and thembition begins. in 2010, she said iran could enrich you're annium. in 2014, she said she's always argued against it. once a backer of the keystone
pipeline, last year, she opposed it. she was against sanctuary cities, now she claims she's for them. now we're not sure where she is. friends, not since baghdad bob has there been a public figure with such a tortured relationship with the truth. fortunately, there's a clear choice before us and it's not hillary. you know what the next four years will look like with hillary? you know if hillary is president, we'll continue to slide, distracted by the scandals that follow the clintons like flies. two years ago, voters delivered a clear verdict on the obama years, by sending a freshman class of rock star republicans to the senate and delivering us a majority that i promise to make you proud of. we'd never hesitate to confront the president, but we also do the hard work of tackling problems head on.
we delivered on that promise. we put the repeal of obamacare on his desk. he repealed it. donald trump would sign it. we passed a bill to build the keystone pipeline. obama vetoed it. donald trump would sign it. we passed a bill to close planned parenthood. obama vetoed it. donald trump would sign it. and on that sad day when we lost justice scalia, i made another pledge that obama would not fill this seat. this honor will go to donald trump next year. so with donald trump in the white house, senate republicans will build on the work we've done and pass more bills into law than any senate in years. we've already passed the first major education reform in more than a decade and ended common core. we made the first significant
reforms to social security in three decades. we passed a crucial cyber security bill, we imposed sanctions on north korea. we passed the first major highway bill in more than a decade. we passed a bill to combat the scourge of human trafficking and just last week, we past a law aimed at confronting the heartbreaking explosion of heroin and opioid abuse. so my friends, keep the senate in republican hands and we'll continue this work. and the remarkable public servants that i'm proud to lead in the senate, will not let you down. but put hillary clinton in the white house, and i promise you this, she will double down on the cynical approach that senate democrats seem to revel in these days. here's what i mean. as we sit here tonight, a terrifying mosquito-borne illness threatens expectant mothers and their babies along our southern coast.
and just last week, clinton democrats in the senate blocked a bill aimed at eradicating that virus before it can spread. and they weren't finished. they blocked a defense funding bill, a bill that would support the brave men and women who are right now defending us overseas. what in the world do these people think public service is about? i don't know. but i know this. if hillary clinton is our president, nothing will change. so tonight i ask you to continue -- let us continue our work. let us put justices on the supreme court who cherish our constitution! [ applause ] let's keep the senate. [ applause ] and let's elect a president and a vice president who really believe america is exceptional. thank you, my friends and god bless america. >> chris matthews and chuck todd
are watching from just off the floor. chris and chuck, if we're honest, there are deep concerns about the u.s. senate, and mitch mcconnell had a long journey of his own to get to where he was tonight. >> boy, he sure did. i have to say, i thought that was a very effective convention speech construction there for a guy like mitch mcconnell, who admits he has struggled being for trump. he has, within the last three weeks, publicly sort of disciplined trump and said, will you please go on script, will you stop going off the cuff, and things like that. but we should remind people, it was in the last two weeks that mitch mcconnell talked about what a capable, intelligent person hillary clinton was, and that he thought he could have a good working relationship with her. and it's sort of -- i am jarred by hearing that speech, which i, again, i think that was a very
effective speech for mcconnell, for a guy who maybe isn't ready to hug trump. but wants to make his case for why he's for trump. but we should remind viewers, it's the same mitch mcconnell who, you know, he's a business guy. he's a political business guy. he said, yeah, i think i can have -- essentially implying he could have a better working relationship with hillary clinton than he had with barack obama. >> he's also talking about the need to retain the senate. that of course is no sure thing by virtue of the political geography this year, republicans have a lot more seats to defend than the democrats do. we're seeing this, you may not recognize it, but it's alaska republican senator dan sullivan. he's only speaking for a hot minute, but they've put him up there to try to make a case that there's a future for the
republican party in the u.s. senate. they do need to really focus on down-ticket races. democrats are being unrealistic about taking back the house this year, unless it's truly a democratic wave of elections. >> and chris matthews, a lot of people, let's be candid again, have said that the visual of a harry reid and a mitch mcconnell, those two guys, it is perhaps as responsible for the fact that there is tonight a new nominee of the republican party named donald trump, as any other image in public life. >> you know, without being too extreme, we've all read, i think, about the histories of parliaments before there were military coups in countries like greece and latin america. they simply give up. they watch the speeches and the
politicians are all useless, because they end up in gridlock. they're there for the speeches and that's about it. they finally say, we need some other form of government. in a more measured way, they're going with trump now, because trump says, i can get something done. i must say about tonight, and the strange thing which chuck brought out, here's the senate majority leader, saying, i can work with hillary clinton. a person they're spending the entire night demonizing. >> on that note, we've been tracking pro-trump versus anti-hillary speeches. right now, the tally is 7-3, anti-clinton to pro-trump. >> let me ask you a question, rhetorical and fun. what is an easier thing for these delegates to do in the next three days? to find evil in hillary clinton or good in donald trump? it's far easier. >> it's easier to unify.
>> they go after everything. giuliani went way back to something to do with the listening posts in europe, anti-ballistic missile systems to say that she's basically not to be trusted. they reach for things about hillary, oh, she let her e-mails get exposed to hacking, blah, blah, blah, but trying to get them to find the fervor, to find the good in donald trump, it's much harder. they go to what they say is the evil in hillary clinton again and again. >> i do think trump needs -- and this is what was missing last night -- he needs somebody -- they need people up here making the case for him. look, i think hillary clinton's got the same problem. i think their campaign is spending way too much time trying to be negative against trump. guess what. the negative case, the partisans know. i go back to what i said last night. the 32% that don't think either
one of these candidates have the judgment, you gotta make a positive case for them to get them off the fence. >> that's a real problem and we'll get to it next week when we're equal opportunity critics. hillary clinton has money, lots of money. she might as well spend it where she knows it works. negative advertising. here in cleveland, we're watching on a regular broadcast tv and on our network here. it's easier for her to do that. i remember reading about the dewey campaign, the governor of new york, lost to harry trumpan because he had the most state of the art system, capable of transmitting any message in the world. it transmitted nothing. that's the problem for hillary clinton. what's her message? that's what she'll face next week. >> the last ticket to emerge from a gop convention,
romney-ryan. paul ryan, who is now speaking to this convention, speaker of the house. >> -- meanwhile, what choice has the other party made in this incredible year filled with so many surprises? here we are at a time when men and women in both parties, so clearly, so undeniably want a big change in direction for america, a clean break from a failed system, and what does the democratic party establishment offer? what is their idea of a clean break? they are offering a third obama term brought to you by another clinton. [ audience boos ] and you're supposed to be excited about that. for a country so ready for change it feels like we've been cleared for takeoff and somebody announced we're all going back to the gate. it's like we've been on hold forever, waiting and waiting to
finally talk to a real person and somehow we've been sent back to the main menu. watch the democratic party convention next week. that four-day infomercial of politically correct moralizing and let it be a reminder of all that is at stake in this election. you can get through four days of it with a little help from the mute button. but four more years of it? not a chance. not a chance. [ applause ] look, the obama years are almost over. the clinton years are way over. 2016 is the year america moves on. [ cheers and applause ] from now to november, we will hear how many different ways progressive elitests can find to talk down to the rest of
america, to tell america that the obama years have been good for you, that you should be grateful, and, well, now it's hillary's turn. the problem is really simple. the problem here is very simple. there is a reason people in our country are disappointed and restless. if opportunity seems like it's been slipping away, that's because it has. and liberal progressive ideas have done exactly nothing to help. wages never seem to go up. the whole economy feels stuck and millions of americans, millions of americans, middle class security is now just a memory. progressives like to talk, like our president liked to talk forever, about poverty in america. and if high-sounding talk did any good, we'd have over come those deep problems long ago. this explains why under the most
liberal president we've had so far, poverty in america is worse, especially for our fellow citizens who were promised better and who need it most. the result is a record of discarded promises, empty gestures, phony arguments, reforms put off forever, shady power plays like the one that gave us obamacare, constitutional limits brushed off as nothing, and all the while, dangers in the world downplayed. even as the threats go bolder and come closer. it's the last chapter of an old story. progressives deliver everything except progress. [ applause ] yet we know better than most. we know better than to think that republicans can win only on the failures of democrats.
it still comes down to a contest of ideas, which is really good news, ladies and gentlemen. because when it's about ideas, the advantage goes to us. against their dreary backdrop of arrogant bureaucracies, pointless mandates, reckless borrowing, willful retreat from the world, and all that the progressives have in store for us. republicans believe in making government as ronald reagan said, not the distributor of gifts and privilege, but once again the protector of our liberties. [ applause ] let the other party go on making its case for more government control over every aspect of our lives, more taxes to pay, more debt to carry, more rules to follow, more judges who just make it up as they go along. we, in this party, we are
committed to a federal government that acts again as a servant, accountable to the people, following the constitution, and venturing not one inch beyond the consent of the governed. we, we in this party, offer a better way for our country, based on fundamentals that go back to the founding generation. we believe in a free society. where aspiration and effort can make the difference in every life. where your starting point is not your destiny. and where your first chance is not your only chance. we offer a better way for america, with ideas that actually work, a reformed tax code that rewards free enterprise, instead of just enterprising lobbyists. a reformed health care system that operates by free choice, instead of by force, and doesn't leave you answering to cold,
clueless bureaucrats. a commitment to a renewed commitment to building a 21st century military. in giving our veterans the care that they were promised, and the care that they earned. [ applause ] and we offer a better way for dealing with persistent poverty in this country. a way that shows poor americans the world beyond liberal warehousing and check-writing, into the life everyone can find, with opportunity and independence. the happiness of using your gifts, and the dignity of having a job. and you know what, none of this will happen under hillary clinton. only with donald trump and mike pence do we have a chance at a
better way. [ applause ] and last, last point, let the other party go on and on with its constant dividing up of people. always playing one group against the other, as if group identity were everything. in america, aren't we all supposed to be and see beyond class? see beyond ethnicity? all these lines drawn to set us apart and lock us into groups? real social process is always a widening of the circle of concern and protection. it's respect and empathy o. every ta-- overtaking blindness and indifference. it's understanding that we are all neighbors and countrymen, call to each one of us to know what is right and kind and just. and to go and do likewise.
everyone, everyone is equal. everyone has a place, no one is written off. because there's worth and goodness in every life. straight from the declaration of independence, that is the republican ideal. and if we won't defend it, who will? [ applause ] so much, so much that you and i care about, so many things that we stand for in the balance, in this coming election. whatever we lack going into this campaign, we should not lack for motivation. in the plainest terms i know, it is all on the line. so let's act that way. let's act that way. let's use the edge we have, because it is still what earns the trust and the votes. this year of surprises and dramatic turns can end in the
finest possible way, when america elects a conservative governing majority. we can do this. we can earn that mandate, if we don't hold anything back. if we never lose sight of the stakes, if we never lose sight of what's on the table. our candidates will be giving their all, their utmost, and every one of us has got to go and do the same. so what do you say? what do you say? what do you say, that we unify this party, what do you say that we unify this party at this crucial moment when unity is everything! let's take our fight to our opponents with better ideas. let's get on the offensive and let's stay there. let's compete in every part of america and turn out at the polls like every last vote matters, because it will! fellow republicans, what we have begun here, let's see this thing through. let's win this thing! let's show america our best and nothing less!
thank you, thank you and god bless! [ cheers and applause ] >> the man from jansville, wisconsin, who was number two on the ticket last time out, speaker of the house, paul ryan. chuck todd, a speech mostly about ideas and the party, as paul ryan has been reluctant until very recently to utter the name donald trump. >> and he only did it twice in this speech. but this was a very paul ryan speech. meaning, he didn't -- you know, he didn't use it to go over the top in political rhetoric. he wants to be seen as the policy guy of the party. and so this is the most policy-like speech you're going to get at a political convention. i don't want to sit here and say, oh, this was a substantive speech. it is a substance-filled speech for a political convention, but it's sort of the persona that ryan is trying to align. it's interesting. that's a speech that would have
been part of his acceptance speech. the only person that probably could have stopped the trump bandwagon, if the never trump people had gotten him to do it, would have been if paul ryan had agreed to be the alternative. you can kind of tell here by the reception he got here at the end, that this is a hall, that paul ryan could have had in the palm of his hands, if he had ever wanted to, rather than just sit back the way he decided to do. >> we're entering the heart of the order tonight. chris christie will start it off, followed by various members of the trump family. we'll take a break here and come back with that.
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>> we are back, let's go inside the hall and listen to the next speaker, the governor of new jersey and almost vice presidential candidate under donald trump, chris christie. >> he gave a very notable keynote at the romney convention in 2012. he was criticized for not talking about romney until 19 paragraphs into that speech. i think it can be safe to say that christie will not make that mistake tonight. a long awaited speech. >> good evening. good evening. i'm here tonight, not only has the governor of new jersey but also as donald trump's friend
for the last 14 years. we are about to be led by not only a strong leader, but by a caring, genuine, and decent person. i'm proud to say that the voice of the people of our nation is being heard in this hall tonight. and those voices want donald trump to be the next president of the united states. but, everybody, this election is not just about donald trump. no, it's also about his democratic component, hillary rodham-clinton. [ audience boos ] now in the past few weeks, we've seen the justice department refuse to prosecute her. over the last eight years, we've seen this administration refuse to hold her accountable for her dismal record as secretary of
state. so let's do something fun tonight. tonight, as a former federal prosecutor, i welcome the opportunity to hold hillary rodham-clinton accountable for her performance and her character. [ cheers and applause ] [ audience chanting "lock her up" ] all right, all right, we're getting there. give me a few more minutes, we'll get there. here's what we're going to do. we're going to present the facts to you. you, tonight, sitting as a jury
of her peers, both in this hall, and in your living rooms around our nation. you see, since the justice department refuses to allow you to render a verdict, i'm going to present the case now on the facts against hillary rodham-clinton. [ cheers and applause ] now, she was america's chief diplomat. so let's look around the world at the violence and the danger today in every region that has been infected by her flawed judgment. but i'm going to be specific, so that you can render your verdict tonight on the basis of the facts. let's go to north africa. she was the chief engineer of the disastrous overthrow of gadhafi in libya. libya today, after hillary
clinton's grand strategy, their economy is in ruins, there's death and violence on the streets, and isis is now dominating that country. so i'm going to ask you this. hillary clinton, as a failure for ruining libya and creating a nest for terrorist activity by isis, answer me now, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> in nigeria, hillary clinton amazingly fought for two years to keep an al qaeda affiliate off of the terrorist watch list. now what happened because of this reckless action by the candidate who is the self-proclaimed champion of women all around the world? these al qaeda terrorists abducted hundreds of innocent young women who years ago. these schoolgirls are still missing today. and what was the solution from
the obama-clinton team? a hash tag campaign. so now let's figure it out. let's decide, hillary clinton, as an apologist for an al qaeda affiliate in nigeria, resulting in the capture of innocent young women, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> see, she fights for the wrong people. she never fights for us. she doesn't get the real threats that america faces. so now let's go to china. in china, hillary clinton praised the chinese government for buying our debt to finance barack obama's bloated, stimulus plan. she was so desperate for chinese cash, she promised to oppose the buy-american provision in the stimulus bill in exchange for the cash to finance a huge expansion of federal government spending. so, hillary clinton, putting big
government spending financed by the chinese, ahead of good paying jobs for middle class americans. is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! let's go to syria. in syria, imagine this. imagine this. she called president assad a reformer. she called assad a different kind of leader. there's now 400,000 dead. think about that. 400,000, dead. at the hands of the man that hillary defended. so we must ask this question, hillary clinton, as an awful judge of the character of a dictator and butcher in the middle east, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty!
next, next in iran, she launched the negotiations that brought about the worst nuclear deal in history. let me be clear. america and the world are measurably less safe and less respected because of the iran deal that hillary helped cut. period. after she launched those negotiations, she became the biggest cheerleader for this agreement in the end. it's a deal that will lead to a nuclear iran, an israel that will be less safe and secure, and a much more dangerous middle east. so let's ask it, hillary clinton, as an inept negotiator of the world nuclear deal in american history, guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> next -- [ audience chanting ]
next, believe me, we're not done yet. the indictment is hardly complete. next let's go to russia. she went to the kremlin on her very first visit and gave them that stupid, symbolic, reset button. you know what i think that button should have read? it should have read "delete." you know, she's very good at that, by the way. [ applause ] and it should have read delete because she deleted in four years, the safety a security it took us to build in 40 years. the next year, she said, our goal, america's goal, was to
strengthen russia. strengthen an adversary led by a dictator who dreams of reassembling the old soviet empire? what an extraordinarily dangerous lack of judgment. so once again, we need to ask, as a flawed evaluator of dictators and failed strategies, who has permitted russia back in as a major player in the middle east, is hillary clinton guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> now, now we go to cuba. hillary clinton supported concessions to the castro brothers and got almost nothing in return for ending the embargo. she supported a deal that didn't even require this murderous regime to return a cop killer, joann chez mar, to face justice. i know about this personally. joann chez mar murdered a new
jersey state trooper in cold blood, fled to cuba and lives there under cuban protection to this very day. i want to ask you, how can someone live with their own conscious, when you reward a domestic terrorist with continued safety and at the same time, betray the family of a fallen police officer, waiting for decades for justice for his murder? so let's ask the question. hillary clinton, as a cod ler of the brutal castro brothers, and betrayer of the family of foreign state trooper warner foster and his family, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! [ audience chanting "lock her up" ] now finally, here at home in one
of her first decisions as secretary of state, she set up a private e-mail server in her basement in violation of our national security. let's face the facts. hillary clinton cared more about protecting her own secrets, than she cared about protecting american secrets. [ applause ] and then she lied about it, over and over and over again. she said there was no marked classified information on her server. the fbi director said, that's untrue. she said that she did not e-mail any classified information. the fbi director says, that's untrue. she said all work related e-mails were sent back to the state department. the fbi director said, that's not true. so, as to hillary clinton, the charge of putting herself ahead of america, guilty or not
guilty? >> guilty! [ audience chanting "lock her up" ] >> i got another question for you. i got another question for you, as to hillary clinton lying to the american people about her selfish, awful judgment in making our secrets vulnerable, what's your verdict? guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> now time after time after time, the facts and just the facts, lead you to the same verdict, both around the world and here at home. in libya, nigeria, guilty. in china and syria -- >> guilty! >> in iran and russia and
cuba -- >> guilty! >> and here at home, for risking america's secrets to keep her own and lying to cover it all up -- >> guilty! >> her focus group tested persona, with no genuineness to be found is a sham. meant to obscure all the facts and leave you able to vote for her. we cannot promote someone to commander in chief who has made the world a more violent and dangerous place with every bad judgment she's made. we cannot make the chief law enforcement officer of the united states someone who has risked america's secrets and lied to the american people about it day after day after day. here it is, everybody, we didn't disqualify hillary clinton to be president of the united states. the facts of her life and career
disqualify her. [ cheers and applause ] see, i can tell that everybody in this hall agrees with this, but i want to take our last moments here to talk to all of you at we have a man who is unafraid. we have a man who wants to lead us. we have a man who understands the frustrations and the aspirations of our fellow citizens. we have a man who judges people based on their performance, regardless of your gender, your race, your ethic or religious background. i employ you, we do not need to settle for less in this election. we cannot reward incompetence and deceit. we need to demand more than what hillary clinton offers for america. because, see we know what four years of hillary clinton brings,
all of the failures of the obama years with less charm and more lies. tonight those of us in this hall and the people at home, it is our obligation to stop hillary clinton now and never let her get within 10 miles of the white house again. v. it is time to come together and make sure donald trump is the next president of the united states. . i am proud to be part of this team. let's go out and win this thing together. let's go get him. tonight. >> chris christie winding up. chris matthews of our team wanted to thank -- >> well, i think timing is
everything. the fact that they scheduled chris christie's prosecution of hillary clinton, it was literally that, to put it in the way the audience is coming prime time tv, 15 minutes to 10:00 this is the top audience of the night and they used it to basically prosecute hillary. >> here comes hillary trump. say a few words about my father and your nominee for president. please excuse me if i'm a little nervous. when i graduated college a couple of months ago, i never expected to be here tonight addressing the nation. i've given a few speeches in front of classrooms of students, but never in an arena with more than 10 million people watching. but, like my father, i never back down from challenges, so
here i am, a little new to the convention scene, but incredibly honored and very competent in the good man that america is coming to know. . it's often said that with enough effort and determination you can do whatever you put your mind to, but saying those words and living them are different things and my father has lived them. . it's one of his defining qualities. whatever he does, he gives his all and does it well. his desire for excellence is contagious. he possesses a unique gift for bringing that trade out of others, starting with those closest to him, he's always helped me be the best version of myself, by encouragement and by example, he motivates me to work
my hardest and to always stay true to who i am and what i believe. that's what he does. he draws out so they can achieve their full potential, that's a great quality to have in a father. better yet, in the president of the united states. . as recent college graduate, many of my accomplishments are still to come, but my dad takes such pride in all that i've done so far, no matter how big or how small. i still keep all of my report cards, some dating back to kindergarten because i like to look back and see the sweet notes he wrote on each and every one of them. contrary to what you might expect for someone who places on results, he sentiments expressed by my teachers how i acted in and out of the classroom, not
focusing on the letter grades themselves. donald trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent. my father always asked about my family in georgia to make sure they're healthy and safe. my uncle served in vietnam and my 97-year-old great grandfather served in world war ii. . i believe the measure of a person is revealed in their darkest topics, for me the measure of a parent is based on how they support and bolster you when you're down. a few years ago someone dear to me passed away and the first call i got as i knew i would came from my father. without his unwaivering support and care for me during such a challenging time i don't know how i would have made it through. as far too many know, it is the small loving acts that help an
enormous amount in times of grief. my father is good with advice as you might guess and the take away is usually the same, to help us find our own way and our own gifts, if you do what you love, hold nothing back and never let fear of failure get in the way, then you pretty much figured out the trump formula. . my dad is a natural born encourager, the last person who will ever tell you to lower your sights or give up your dreams. i look forward to introducing him to my friends. they need a man with natural charm and no facade. in person my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny and so real. my friends walk away with a
glimpse of all that he is and all that he means to me, of the strong, protective, kind, endearing man i am so proud to call my father. i never pictured myself saying all of this to a half arena. i am grateful and fortunate for the chance. i have admired my father all of my life and i love him with all my heart. god bless you and thank you. >> trump's daughter with his second wife mabls, he graduated from the university of pennsylvania, you heard the rest. this was her first major media event. >> you know, we knew that the trump members of the trump family were going to be a big part of the program, we saw melania trump speak last night
that's been overshadowed by the apparent plagerism in her remarks. we'll see donald trump, jr. and speak. i will say, judging just from the way that tiffany trump was received, they're going to be among the most popular speakers. just the warmth that you can see from the convention floor toward her is hardening. it's a sweet part of this convention. >> she did tell stories. she told anecdotes. >> stories that only she could know. >> about her father. >> backing up one speaker to chris christie who we didn't have time to discuss, your view, your grade of the prosecution of the case against hillary clinton, also the reaction of the crowd, this chant has become part of this gathering, lock her up, about the former first lady. >> let me separate the two, first it was a tough partisan political speech delivered by
chris christie who is a world class political communicator. i think it was by far the most effective political speech going at hillary clinton for this convention, though, i agree they're still lacking enough speeches, enough speakers talking about donald trump and the way we just heard tiffany trump do. i do think the "lock her up champ" as it's received at home, 22% of the electorate will decide the out come. it's something that you're not use to hearing. we don't lock up our political opponents the rule of law matters and it matters to republicans and republicans emphasize the importance of the rueful. we just had an investigation of hillary clinton, the fbi director made his recommendations to the department of justice, said she has been dishonest, she's not been truthful to the american people, but there was no cause for prosecution on that. and so i think that the chants
"lock her up" does not translate particularly well. you go back to that 1992 convention speech by pat buchanan in the hall, very popular, at home, not so much. i think that chant is not helping the cause. >> it's also important that we're getting it from the crowd, spontaneously, but we're also getting it from the podium. we're getting people saying lock her up, she ought to be in stripes. encouraging we're seeing preprinted signs. >> guilty or not guilty. >> chris christie invited it by setting it up. >> this is not something that's happening in the crowd that they're not controlling. they're pulling this out of the crowd. >> we are still yet to hear any sort of elaborated picture. i have not heard that from anybody. >> we heard donald trump, the man, from tiffany trump. and momentarily we'll hear from