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the junior senator. >> chris matthews has a special guest with him off the floor. chris. >> thank you, brian. the music has picked up here. i have the campaign manager for hillary clinton. let's talk turkey. how are you going to use bernie sanders in your general election, first part of the question. second part, will you meet his demand for an airplane? his own airplane. will you give him that? jessie was here tonight and always got an airplane. >> i know for a fact bernie sanders is willing to ride coach wherever he goes. >> you're not giving him a plane? >> that's silly. >> it is? >> i'm sure he's willing -- >> wry does he want one? >> that was a memo from a long time ago. i don't know about that. what i do know is he will be tremendously helpful to us moving forward and won big in states like maine and other states moving forward.
we're looking to getting him out there. the other thing he's so good at talking about how we're stronger when we come together. he will be a financial surrogate to talk about the difference between donald trump and hillary clinton and how hillary clinton has spent decades fighting to help families, while donald trump has spent decades to increase the size of his bank account. >> who would you rather have on your side? bernie sanders or the russians. the other guys apparently got the russians. >> look, we leave russia to the experts. i've been spending a lot of time with senator sanders staff in the last few days and weeks. we're a great team. it's been a pleasure to work with them. i'll stick with team sanders. >> why do you think putin is apparently helping, according to the experts talking, apparently decided to help tilt the scales for trump? >> look, i'm not an experts.
what the experts are telling us is that the russians infiltra infiltrated, russian state ac r actors in fifiltrated the dnc, stole these e-mails and delivered them to hurt hillary clinton and for the purpose of helping donald trump. that's what the experts are telling us. it sounds like something out of a novel or tv show and hard to believe sometimes. this is what's being reported by the "new york times," "washington post," cnn, the "washington post" is investig e investigating. if this is true, this is truly frightening the idea a hostile state like russia could be trying to influence an american election. >> do you think this is worse than watergate, the last break-in of the dnc? is it worse than watergate? >> i want to let the facts speak. it is disturbing and disturbing last week at his convention, donald trump said that the united states should not necessarily defend our eastern european allies against russian aggression. >> you think they think he's an
apeaser? >> i'm not going to make inferen inferences, leave to it the expert. >> you just connected donald trump's foreign policy, such as it is with a decision of the russians to help him. what's the connection? >> i said donald trump's views, first, he's erratic, not prepared to be commander-in-chief, but his views on nato are very distu disturbing. >> do you think he plans to give back the russians a buffer for the eastern part of europe? >> i studied dead languages in college. i don't know anything about that stuff. >> let me ask you about the unity of the party. bernie sanders, he started a revolution. it's very hard. there's no mute button on a revolution. how do you help him do what he says he wants to dine -- do in the next three day, he wants peace. >> sanders has been helpful. his endorsement was fantastic. >> what does he need to do? >> i think he will continue to
do what he did, he will advocate why donald trump will be such a threat to our security. >> i loved hillary clinton's reaction to tim kaine. you know her very well. did you see something new? i saw real happiness in this guy's selection. >> these are two competent individuals very driven to help other people. the other thing that connects them a lot of other people don't know, hillary clinton is truly a person of faith and so is tim kaine. her methodist faith to do all the good you can for all the people you can. his roots as a missionary for the catholic church, these things have really propelled their careers and their choices, i think that's something they share in common. >> i agree with you. we'll be right back. brian and rachel. >> thank you. the delegates in the hall were just treated to a short film billed "trump in his own words"
and it was donald trump who appeared to be mocking during the campaign a reporter with the "new york times" who had a physical disability. >> let's go to the floor to anastasia, a disability rights advocate. >> 56 million americans with disabilities so often feel invisible, hillary clinton sees me. she sees me as a strong woman, a young professional, a hard worker and the proud daughter of immigrants. my father from nicaragua and my mother from ireland. she has shown me that my identity are strengths which will help me affect change.
on the day we elect a president who defines the young american in the narrowest possible turns, who shouts, bullies and comments off of vulnerable americans. donald trump has shown us who he really is and i honestly feel bad for any with that much hate in their heart. [ applause ] >> i know we will show each other and the world who we really are in november, when we choose again strength and thoughtful leadership over fear and division. donald trump doesn't see me, he
doesn't hear me and he definitely doesn't speak for me. [ applause ] >> i am confident that as our president, hillary will do everything in her power to promote the rights, empowerment and humanity of all americans. she knows that when we support access to education and employment opportunities for absolutely everyone, more of us will be able to live happy independent lives and to promote, build and contribute to this great country. [ applause ] >> as president, hillary clinton will continue fighting and inspiring us all with her tir
tireless efforts on our behalf. on the eve of the 26th anniversary of the americans with disabilities act, i am proud to be with you, hillary. thank you for showing me how to live boldly with a courageous heart. [ applause ] >> her story is intertwined with the clintons over the years. >> she has cerebral palsy and spast stick quadriplegia.
part of this, donald trump physically mocking a disabled reporter has been one of the most intense pieces of tape that the democrats have used repeatedly against donald trump, also his republican rivals during the primary, used that against him, also hillary clinton's young history as a young lawyer going door-to-door in arkansas finding -- going door-to-door, excuse me finding disabled kids kept out of school all together because of their disabilities. that was some of her early advocacy work getting disabled kids integrated into mainstream schooling. this hits a couple of different notes obviously and getting a very positive response from the group, from the crowd there at the dnc. >> to update you on what we're expecting on the floor, two major entertainers are coming out. paul simon is going to play for
the convention and sara silverman is going to appear, a fellow new englander from a neighboring state from bernie sanders and was a big bernie sanders supporter, sara sanders -- sara silverman, forgive me from new hampshire and bernie sanders from vermont. >> the nice thing about sara silverman is you never quite know what she's going to say. >> that is an understatement. >> and at the republican convention. >> a little sarcasm there? >> scott baio. >> i am told if we go now, as our parents used to say, we can get it all in. our break will be perfectly t e timed to come out on the other side and bring you the remarks in full of sara silverman from philadelphia, when we continue.
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we're back in philadelphia, where the entire idea started for this country of ours and in a nod to the kind of transparency our framers would appreciate, we have no idea what's coming. we think sara silverman may be introducing paul simon. we're on the hook to bring you both, and we will, after a new bit of reporting by kasie hunt, who is down just off the convention floor, casey. >> reporter: hi, brian. i was just talking to one of these members of the delegation here where a lot of noise is generated. they've told me they will be given signs that say stronger together to hold up during bernie sanders speech. that's the motto hillary clinton had at all her rallies. he says -- and we will see if those signs are handed out, they want signs that say bernie sanders and plan to rip up the
stronger together signs to send a message this is not what they want and do not believe they are together with hillary clinton and her slogan vis-a-vis donald trump. i had somebody showing me on their iphone a news story how donald trump would beat hillary clinton. back to you guys. >> so it looks like at the podium, we have the second of two al franken appearances alongside sara silverman. >> this past year i've been # m been #i'mwithher. >> i'm sara silverman and this past year, i've been feeling the bern! relax, i put some cream on it. >> what did you say? >> i said i put some cream on it. >> you see, sara is a comedian so she gets the joke and i'm the politician now so i get to make
what's known as an ask. trust me, it's a good ask. you see, if you go to hillary clinton.com before midnight tonight and join the team, you can be not just #i'mwithher in spirit but #i'mwithher literally as in you could win a trip to philadelphia to be here thursday night when hillary accepts the nomination. see, sara? that's even more fun than getting to get the joke. >> al, you still got it. >> oh. >> while we're on the subject, can i make my speech now? >> absolutely. go ahead. >> thank you. al, get out of my frame. as some of you may know, i support bernie sanders and the movement behind him.
bernie's already succeeded in so many ways. he proved that citizens united is in fact not a necessary evil. by the way, citizens united, isn't that such a beautiful name for something that means billionaires buying politicians? good lord, rails against the very spirit of our democracy. i'm very glad hillary has vowed to overturn it. [ applause ] >> not only did bernie wake us up, he made us understand what is possible and what we deserve. you know, my shrink says we don't get what we want, we get what we think we deserve. bernie showed us that all of america's citizens deserve quality healthcare and education, not just the wealthy eli elites.
[ applause ] >> it sounds so obvious, who wouldn't agree with that yet it's not what's been happening. i happen to believe the crazy notion that people who maybe weren't born with the same opportunities as you and me should be given the same opportunities as you and me. and all it takes to accomplish this is everyone is all of us or as a pretty kick-ass woman once said, it takes a village. this democratic primary was exemplary, no name-calling, no comments about the size of candidates' hands or ethnicity or how much they sweat or if they go to the bathroom, inside secret, they do. that stuff is for third graders, come on. that's like major arrested development stuff. i'm still emotionally 4 and
calling people names from my gold encrusted sandbox because i was given money instead of human coping tools stuff. but i i digress. i've just been told to stretch. hillary heard the passion of the people. the people behind bernie and brought those passions into the party's platform and that is the process of democracy at its very best. it's very cool to see. hillary is our democratic nominee and i will proudly vote for her. [ applause ] >> it's so inspiring. it's so inspiring, just a few years ago, she was a secretary and now she's going to be president.
come on. she's like the only person ever to be overqualified for a job as the president. so i tell you this, i will vote for hillary with gusto, as i -- as i continue to be inspired and move to action by the ideals set forth by bernie, who will never stop fighting for us. i am proud to be a part of bernie's movement and a vital part of that movement is making absolutely sure that hillary clinton is our next president of the united states. bao ya. >> sarah silverman speaking at the democratic convention. we're sitting here -- hang on here. al franken for one last note. >> that was pretty good, sarah.
hillary. >> unity. unity. >> hillary. >> the bernie -- can i just say to the bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous. he told us to stretch so i figured i'd add that. >> then he cut off my speech and now we have to stretch. i have so much i want to say. >> well, okay, we -- you know -- [ chanting ] >> listen to what you did.
this is a comedian, the power of comedy. >> thank god they can fix this in post. >> you know, we -- we have been -- i want to thank you because sarah and i have been asked to stretch because we are about to introduce someone that we're both huge fans of. how are we doing, guys? we close? we'll see. you know, sarah, what i love about us both being here is that it's like we're a bridge, a
troubled water." two things about him, he has a spectacularly successful new album proving to his fans again why they love him and gave an interesting interview to the "new york times" saying he could easily walk away from show business. speaking of show business, sarah silverman of the great state of new hampshire. to dismiss her as a come mdienn speaking to this convention i think would dismiss the potential of a real moment there. >> that was a, an important speech and really important ad-lib in terms of the what it was greeted and what it meant. >> our things were watching with us, what did you think? >> we're waiting for the political heavy hitters. >> gene was moved by the moment obviously. >> no. this heavy hitting lineup that's coming later in the evening, that could have been the most significant speech of the evening. >> speaking as a bernie
supporter. >> as a bernie person who has credibility with bernie supporters, who can just say, you're being ridiculous. >> i think the more important story she told, it's so -- it just epitomizes everything that's wrong with politics and why everyone is so sick of politicians this year. she was able to say, i am a bernie person and he moved me and inspired me and said it all along, he speaks to her heart and hillary to her head and she literally was the bridge and i'm voting for hillary clinton, something no one else all weekend has been able to communicate effectively. i thought it was the most effective speech by a celebrity i've ever seen. >> there have been a number of bernie supporters who have spoken, members of congress and people in the game of politics. she's not, a performer, a come m meddien. i think you're right the way she spoke about it, anybody who had any connection to her political
statements views, she's good at it and has a big audience. >> she took them on the journey, i love bernie and hate politics as usual and now i will vote for hillary with gusto. no one else has brought them along and i think she changed the dynamic. >> she's a lot of things, smart and potentially kinetic and dangerous and i also like her dramatic work on the showtime series of masters and johnson. anyway, my job right here. >> you know, there's no such thing as digressing. >> to get this to a break. we will have corey brooker, elizabeth warren, first lady of the united states and someone you may have heard mentioned from the podium tonight, bernie sanders. >> the bernie -- can i just say to the bernie or bust people,
>> you are free to mention anything in the open democratic society the roots of which are in philadelphia, pennsylvania. >> nicely done. >> hello, philadelphia! thank you! thank you. thank you very much. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. 240 years ago, our forefathers gathered in this very city and they declared before the world
that we would be a free and independent nation. today, we gather here again in this city, in this city of brother-in-law love to reaffirm our values before our nation and the whole world. our purpose is not like theirs, to start a great nation, but to ensure we continue in the best of our traditions. and with humble homage to generations of patriots before, we put forth two great americans, our nominees for president and vice president. hillary clinton and tim kaine! now, looking back to our history, looking back to our history, our founding fathers
put forth founding documents that were indeed genius. our founding documents weren't genius because they were perfect, they were saddled with the imperfections and even the bigotry of the parst. native americans referred to as sava savages, black americans were fractions of human beings and women were not mentioned at all. but those facts and ugly parts of our history don't distract from our nation's greatness. in fact, i believe we are an even greater nation, not because we started perfect because every generation has successfully labored to make us a more perfect union. generations of heroic americans have made our nation more
inclusive, more expansive and more just. our nation wasn't founded because we all look alike or prayed alike or descended from the same family tree, but our founders, in their genius, in this, the oldest constitutional democracy on the planet earth, they put forth the idea that all are created equal, that we have inalienable rights. i'm so proud it was upon this faithful foundation we built a great nation. today, no matter who you are, rich or poor, asian or white, man or woman, gay or straight, any religion or none at all, you are entitled to the full rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
in this city, our founders put forth a declaration of independence. let me tell you, they also made an historic declaration of in r interdependence. they knew that if this country was to survive and thrive, we had to make an unusual and extraordinary commitment to each other. i respect and value the ideals of individualism and self-reliance, but rugged individualism didn't defeat the british, it didn't get us to the moon, it didn't build our nation's highways, rugged individualism didn't map the human genome, we did that together. so this is the high call of patriotism. patriotism is love of country.
but you can't love your country without loving your countrymen and your country women. now, we don't always have to agree but we must be there for each other, we must empower each other, we must find the common ground and we must build bridges across our differences to pursue the come momon good. let me tell you, we cannot devolve into a nation where our highest aspirations are that we just tolerate each other. we are not called to be a nation of tolerance, we are called to be a nation of love. that's why that last line in the declaration of independence says it so clearly, to make this
nation work we must mutually pledge to each other our lives and fortunes and sacred northern. tolerance is the wrong way. tolerance says, i will just stomach your right to be different. if you disappear from the face of the earth, i'm no better or worse off. but love knows every american has worth and value no matter what their background, no matter what their race or religion or sexual orientation, love love recognizes we need each other we as a nation are better together. when we are divided, we're weak and decline. when we are united, we are strong. when we are indy visible, we are invincible. this, this this is the understanding of love that's embodied in one of my favorite
s sayings. it's an african saying and it s says, forever you want to go fast, go alone. but if you want to go far, go together. this, this is the reason why i am so motivated in this election. i believe this election is a referendum on who best embodies the leadership we need to go far together. donald trump is not that leader. we've watched him try to get laughs at other people's expense, try to incite fear at a time we need to inspire courage, try to rise in the polls by d g dragging our national conversation into the gutter. we've watched him mock, cruelly mock a journalist's disability
and the service of my senate colleague saying he's not a war hero. he was a war hero because he was captured. trump says i don't like people who get captured. would he say that to p.o.w.s from world war ii and would he say that to p.o.w.s from vietnam and would he say that to the brave men and women in iraq and afghanistan right now risking capture or worse? that's not the commander in chief. we've watched donald trump paint with a broad devisive brush s saying mexican immigrants who came to build a better life in america are in his words bringing crime, they're bringing drugs, he called many of them apis apists. he said -- rapisrapists, he sai indiana born federal judge can't be trusted to do his job because of his mexican ancestry, a statement his fellow republicans have described as racist.
we've watched donald trump, our children, our daughters, nieces and grandkids have watched donald trump and heard him calling women degrading and demeaning names, dog, fat pig, disgusting animal. it is a twisted hypocrisy when he treats women in a manner he would never accept another man speaking about his daughters or his wife. in this great nation, where our founders put a fundamental principle forward of religious freedom, he says, ban all mus m muslims, don't let certain people into america because of how they pray. now, i take particular interest in the fact that trump says he would run our country like he's run his businesses.
well, i'm from jersey. i'm from the great garden state. we've seen how he leads in atlantic city. he got rich while his companies declared multiple bankrupts, yet without remorse, even as people got hurt and lost jobs by his failu failures, he bragged, and i quote the money i took out of there was incredible. yes. he took out a lot of cash, but he stiffed contractors, many of them small businesses, refusing to pay them for the work that they had done. we in america have seen enough of a handful of people growing rich at the cost of a nation descending into crisis. [ applause ] america, at our best, we stand
up to bullies and we fight those who seek to demean and degrade other americans. in times of crisis, we don't abandon our values, we double down on them. [ applause ] >> even amidst a crisis of the civil war, lincoln stood up and called out to all of our country, saying, with malice towards none and charity towards all. this is our history. this is a history i was taught. my parents never wanted my brother and i to get too heady. gratitude was our gravity. so they never stopped reminding my brother and i our blessings sprang from countless ordinary americans who show ee extraordiy kindness and decency and love and people who struggled and
sweated and bled for our rights, people who paid the ultimate price for the freedoms we all enj enjoyed. i was told we can't pay those americans back for their colossal acts of service. we have an obligation to pay it forward to others through our service and our sacrifice. i support hillary clinton because these are her values and she has been paying it forward her entire life. long before, long before she got in politics. she was in massachusetts going door-to-door collecting the stories of children with disabilities. in south carolina, she fought to reform the juvenile justice system so children wouldn't be thrown in adult prisons. in alabama, she helped expose the segregation in schools and in arkansas she started a legal
aid clinic to make sure poor folks could get their day in court. she has fought for the people and she's delivered. that's why we trust her to fight and deliver for us as president. let me tell you. we have a presidential nominee in clinton who knows that in a time of stunningly wide disparities of wealth in our nation, that america's greatness must not be measured by how many millionaires and billionaires we have but how few people we have living in poverty. hillary knows that when workers make a fair wage it doesn't just help their families, it builds a stronger and more durable economy that expands opportunity and makes all of us americans weal wealthier. she knows that in a global knowledge-based economy, the country that outekducates the world will outearn the world and
outinnovate the world and outlead the world. she knows debt-free college is not a gift, it's not charity, it is an investment. it represents the best of our val values, the best of our history, and the best that when we have paid family leave, that this is something that must happen because when a parent doesn't have to choose between being there for a sick child and/or when a single mom earns an equal wage for equal work, it empowers the most important building block in all of our nation, and that is the family. hillary clinton knows that security doesn't come from scapegoating other people because of their religion ail nating our allies -- alien ating our allies. it comes when we ban together to face down and defeat our common
energy. she knows something that i fight for every day, that our criminal justice system desperately needs reformed, that we need to bring back fairness to a system that. as professor stevenson says, treat you better if you are rich and guilty than if you are poor and innocent. and she knows that we can be a nation that both believes police officers deserve more respect, they deserve more support, more cooperation and love and believes that a black 20-something-year-old protester deserves to be valued and heard, that they should be listened with many courageous em pa thpad that change is needed in the system. hillary clinton knows what donald trump portrays time and time again in this campaign, that we are not a zero sum
nation. it is not you or me. it is not one america against another american, it is you and i together interdependent, interconnected with one single interwovn. when we work together against our challenges, against our neighbors challenges, be it a neighbor with a beautiful special needs child or one struggling with the ugly disease of addiction. when we as americans help them, when we show compassion and grace, when we evidence our truth that we are the united states of america, one nation, under god indy visible, that is when we're stronger, that's when we go from an already-great america to an even greater america. [ applause ] now, let me tell you, let me tell you right now, when trump
spews insulting and demeaning words about our fellow americans, i think of that poem by maya angelo, you might write down in history with your bitter twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt, but still like dust, i rise. well, y'all know, y'all know it -- [ applause ] -- this -- this captures our american history. 240 years ago an english king said he would crush our rebellion, but americans from around our nation joined the fight from bunker hill to the battle of trenton they stood and so many fell giving their lives in support of our daring declaration, that america, we
will rise. this is our history. [ applause ] this is our history, escaped slaves, knowing that liberty is not secure for some until it's secure for all. sometimes hungry, often hunted in dark woods and deep swamps, they look up to the north star and said with a determined whisper, america, we will rise. immigrants, immigrants risking their lives in time of sweat shops and child labors. they organized labor unions and devoted themselves to lifting the tired, the poor and the huddle masses with fierces of great, they shouted so all could hear. america, we will rise. king pointed to the mountain top, kennedy pointed to the moon
from seneca falls that those that stood said in a chorus of conviction, america we will rise. my fellow americans, my fellow americans, we cannot fall into the complacent si, the only thing necessary for evil to be triumphant is for good people to do nothing. sinnism is a refuge for cowards and this nation is and must always be the home of the brave. we are the united states of america. we will not falter or fall. we will not retreat or surrender. we will not surrender our ideas. we will not surrender the moral high ground. here in philadelphia, let us declare, again, that we will be
a free people, free from fear and intimidation. let us declare, again, that we are a nation of interdependence and that in america, love always trumps hate, let us declare -- let us declare so that generations get on board can hear us, we are the united of america, our best days are ahead of us. and together, with hillary clinton as our president, america, we will rise. [ applause ] god bless america. let us rise, together. god bless america. >> another moment, cory booker, 47 years of age. you see the democratic titans, by the way, arriving at their seats in the audience. like someone sitting next to,
stanford under grad scholar, cory booker represents new jersey in the u.s. senate, that was a moment. >> that was a hell of a speech. it was a long speech, delivered with a ton of energy and that last page of it, the last five or six paragraphs, that was -- >> what you call wind up. >> you know what, instead of like a home run hitter, that was like batting practice, over the fence, over the fence. cory booker, obviously, has a bright future ahead of him, but that's part of why. >> we should introduce our friends. >> we should. >> steve schmidt is here. steve is a veteran of many republican battles, not the least of which mccain as senior adviser, but also a veteran of the bush political team. lawrence o'donnel, we hope you would know, you just know lawrence o'donnel. >> if you're awake at 10:00 p.m. at midnights you might know. >> one thing for those of up to
see you, it's quite another with the electronic has that we have. >> it's from the barack obama speech in 2004. this is the first one out of the gate that is a really powerful speech. very tough act to follow. elizabeth warren has to follow that act. >> michelle obama. >> cory booker and elizabeth warren may be the two best political speech makers in the democratic party right now. and having them monday night, i think is really smart, great energy to bring into the convention. and distancing them as much as possible from the star speakers tim kaine that can be great. that's not the normal spot or maybe where elizabeth warren will be. >> democratic super star has launched tonight, for sure. thinking, there's not one elective leader in the republican party who can give that speech that combines the
element of optimism and criticism dreirected at trump. the last speech that had that level of optimism and energy was the one that arnold schwarzenegger gave at the 2004 convention. >> high words of praise from steve there. we're going to go back to the floor, now. we're going to hear from a woman name cheryl langford who has a personal story that connects to donald trump that should be interesting. >> when you lose a spouse, you know that your life will change forever. you know that it won't be easy. but i didn't expect that on top of grieving the loss of my husband and trying to take care of my baby, i would also be the victim of a scam. you just saw what happened to me, how trump university cheated me out of the money i received after my husband's death, how they broke their promises, how they stopped taking my calls, how the whole thing was a lie.
by conning me out of the money the military gave me after my husband died, i felt like trump university was disrespecting jonathan's memory. i was furious, frightened, and the truth is, i was embarrassed. the worst part is that i wasn't the only victim of donald trump's greed, far from it. he preyed on vulnerable people, like military widows and the elderly. he made millions of dollars off of people like me, millions. he cheated more than 5,000 students, hardworking middle class folks, teachers, police officers, even veterans. those are folks just like me who didn't have a lot, but who were told that if they paid for