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and elsewhere that we have mutual defense treaties and we will honor them. it it is essential that america's w ord be good. i know this campaign has caused worries on the part of many leaders across the globe -- i have talked with a number of them. and i behalf of myself, think on behalf of a majority of the american people, i would like to say that our word is good. it is also important that we look at the entire global situation. there is no doubt that we have other problems with iran. personally i would deal with the problems, having put that lid, then still to be facing that. donald never tells you what he would do. we have started a war? would he
have bombed iran? if he's going to criticize a deal that has been very successful at giving us access to iranian facilities we have never had before, then he should tell us what his alternative would be. but it's like his plan to defeat isis -- he says is a secret plan, but the only secret is that he has no plan. we need to be more precise in how we talk about these issues. people around the world follow our presidential campaigns so hints., trying to get and they rely on us? -- can they rely on us? i intend to be a leader of our country that people can count on, both here at home and around the world. to make decisions that will further peace and prosperity, but also stand up to bullies, whether they are abroad or at home. we cannot let those who would try to destabilize the world, to
interfere with american interests and security to be given any opportunity as a. lester: your time has expired. mr. trump: one thing i would like to say. lester: very quickly. mr. trump: hillary will tell you to go to her website and read about all how to defeat isis. which you could've defeated by never hiding it going in the first place. -- never having it going in the first place. they are in more and more states emanations. it is a big problem. as far as japan is concerned, i want to help all of our allies. your are losing -- we are losing billions of dollars. we cannot be the policeman of the worl we cannot protect countries all over the world where they are not paying us what we need. lester: just a few final questions. mr. trump: she has no business ability. n need hard, you need some -- eed heart, but you need some
basic ability. all of the things she's talking about it have been taken care of in the last 10 years while she had great power. race, she ever wins this they won't be taken care of. lester: this year secretary clinton became the first woman nominated for a major party. you said "she does not have a presidential look." standing here right now, with mean by that? mr. trump: she does not have the stamina. i said she does not have the stamina. to be president of this country, you need to make this stamina. lester: the quote was that she did not have a presidential look. mr. trump: did you ask me a question? you have to be able to negotiate on trade deals. that is right. with japan, with saudi arabia -- i mean, we are defending saudi arabia, and with all the money they are not paying, all you have to do is speak to them. you have so many different
things you have to be able to do. i don't think hillary has the stamina. lester: let's let her respond. mr. trump: -- mrs. clinton: as soon as he travels to 128 countries and negotiate a cease-fire, a peace deal, a release of dissidents and new opportunities in nations around the world, or even spend 11 hours testifying in front of a congressional committee, he can talk to me about stamina. [cheering] [applause] mr. trump: let me tell you, hillary has experience, but it is bad experience. we have had so many bad deals. [applause] youher it is the iran deal are so in love with, where we gave them $150 billion back. whether it's anything -- name it. you almost can't name a good deal.
i agree she has experience, but it's that experience. this country can afford to have another four years of that kind of experience. [cheering] lester: we are at the final question now. mrs. clinton: he tried to switch from looks to stamina. this is a guy that is called women pigs, slobs, and dogs. someone who has said pregnancy is an inconvenience to employers, who has said is that women don't deserve equal pay unless they do as good a job as men. and one of the worst things he has said was about a woman in a beauty contest -- he loves beauty contests, supporting and hanging around them -- he called this woman mrs. piggy. then he called her mrs. housekeeping because she was latina. donald, she has a name. mr. trump: where did you findmr.
trump: her? mrs. clinton: she has become a u.s. citizen. mr. trump: oh really? mrs. clinton: you can bet she is going to vote this november. [applause] mr. trump: hillary is hitting me with tremendous commercials. some of it is entertainment. some of it has been very vicious -- rosie o'donnell -- i said tough things to her. everyone agrees that she deserves it and nobody feels sorry for her. i want to say something extremely rough to hillary, to her family, and i said to myself, i can't do it. it's inappropriate, it's not nice. but she spent hundreds of millions of dollars on negative ads on me, many of which are absolutely untrue. they are untrue and misrepresentations. i will tell you this lester, it's not nice. i don't deserve that. it's certainly not a nice thing she has done.
it's hundreds of millions of ads. and the only gratifying thing is -- i saw the polls come in today. lester: we have to move on to the final question. mr. trump: with $2 million spent, find either winning or tied. [applause] lester: one of you will not win this election. are you willing to accept the upcoming as the will of the voters? mrs. clinton: i support our democracy. sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. but i certainly will support the outcome of this election. hard to plantvery doubts about it. -- donald is trying very hard to plant doubts about it. this election is not so much about us as it is about you and your families in the country and future that you want. i hope that you will get out and vote as though your future depended on it. i think that it does. lester: same question, will you accept the outcome as the will of the voters?
mr. trump: i want to make america great again. we are a nation seriously troubled. we are losing jobs, people are pouring into our country. the other day we were supporting 800 people. perhaps they pressed the wrong button, or worse than that, it was corruption. but these people we were going to support -- the port for good reason became citizens. and it was 800, and now it turns out it might be 1800, and they don't even know. lester: will you accept-- mr. trump: i'm going to make america great again. i don't think hillary will. if she wins, i will absolutely support her. [applause] lester: that concludes our spirited debate for this evening. you have covered a lot of ground, but not everything, as i suspected we wouldn't. the next debate scheduled october 19 washington university in st. louis and october 19 at nevada las vegas.
a reminder, the vice presidential debate is scheduled october 4 at longwood university in farmville, virginia. my thanks to hillary clinton and donald trump and hofstra university for hosting us tonight. good night everyone. [applause] >> that ends the first historic debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. mark halperin and john heilemann here. lots of spirited coverage by these candidates, now picked over by media all over the world. what are your thoughts about what happened? john: it was a debate unlike any i have seen. the end was asked -- was extraordinary when hillary went and went after trump about his comments about women. then talking about her campaign has.
i thought she was extremely competent tonight. she was on offense most of the night. she said the tone and pace for the debate. she knew when to explain and when to attack. i did not see her make a significant breadth of mistakes. no one will judge this and talk about a loss for hillary clinton. i think trump in many cases seemed to be taking the bait too often, too hot too often, yelling too much, especially early on, talking too fast, and not being prepared on a lot of basic facts. mark: come had some solid moments particular talking about washington and how hillary clinton did not change things. but he was on the defense about his tax returns, birther-ism, the iraq war. he played more defensive end cheated. he was caught in her attempt often to play defense in a way that was not helpful to him. voters talking about his business record. that was not clear. for people watching the first
time, this is not a disaster or the following offer him. but he failed to live up to what his campaign was looking for. john: hard to imagine anyone will come away from this debate thinking that trump made progress any measurable way towards becoming president. the bottom may not drop out, but he advanced nowhere tonight. mark: you are watching our coverage on bloomberg tv and twitter, streaming live in partnership. john and i are live in the spin room. we're going to talk to people all over the room, perhaps including donald trump. john: mr. bennison, step in sir. you can stand right here. >> right next to you? john: we have mr. joel benenson, chief strategist for hillary clinton's campaign. also hoping barack obama in 2008-2004. click about how -- talk about how she did tonight. joel: i think she brought a
positive affirmative vision about how she can bring an economy that works for everyone, especially paid family leave, childcare. certainly in terms of demonstrating a command of the issues, particularly when it comes to keeping this is you safe, where donald trump seems completely out of his element with questions of national security. beyond that in the course of 90 minutes she came to this debate loosely unprepared -- he came to this debate loosely unprepared. thinkame unhinged and i disqualified himself on every level. he resuscitated and double down on the birther issue that he got criticized it week ago. his issue on the tax returns, than being smart for rooting for the housing crisis. there were americans that were devastated from that, and he has stiffeder for how they
contractors during the course of their business career. there is only one person on that stage that one of the job for president, and that hillary clinton. john: you have been involved in a number of debates. reported out of your debate prep is that you would figure out which donald trump would show up tonight. u.n. dissipated there could be different types of looks you could get/ which of the donald trump's did you anticipate, and which one showed up? : the ones idebate prep work actually talking about it. the reality is from the vantage point, donald trump was on the stage tonight, and everything we have seen is what we have seen over the past 18 months. we have never focused on that we
have never strayed from focusing on that. that is who he is. you can see within minutes, not just dissembling about the murder rate in new york -- i think you got fact checked by the new york police department that murders were down. or cleaning he said that china never created climate change. his own website had a tweet. john: apparently that we has now been removed. joel: removed! it's unfathomable this man gets up and lies on the stage like that during a debate. i don't know what he is thinking. there are records of all of these things. who does he think he is getting? -- he is kidding? john: when the topics were trade, jobs, changing washington -- it seems before things started to get hot, they were fairly evenly matched. he seemed to be getting the better of the debate at the beginning. did you worry that this was the way the debate would go?
joel: no. he is talking done america right from the start. it is this dystopic vision. and he doesn't to the point of fabricating. pennsylvania manufacturing is back up. record exports in certain rust belt states. when hillary clinton talks about what we needed to economically and says we have to compete and win in the global economy. and we're going to invest in you to do it. jobs of the future that you can support a family with. john: last question, the debates are defined by a moment. did you see a big moment in this debate? do you think it will be repeated ad nauseam? joel: i think in the coming weeks and days you will see several. rooting for the housing crisis, thinking that was smart so that he could make money -- totally being flummoxed and not having an answer on what he's hiding on
his tax returns. hillary clinton's comments about her role as secretary of state on a national security issues, global issues. i think those will play well. and framing the choice about what kind of country we are going to be. john: i will say one thing. i will ask if you agree or disagree. hillary clinton studied a lot of opposition. she seemed to enjoy delivering a lot of those hits to donald trump face rather than from a distance. joel: most of what you call hits, most of them are his own words, things he has set himself. it's not like you had to dig very deep. that's what he says that so outrageous. then he asked around them that disqualify him for being president. john: i have seen joel benenson say on some occasions that his candidate has won when he didn't really believe it, but i think he really believes it tonight. i am at hofstra university in
>> will come back, i have our team atoomberg politics hofstra university, where hillary clinton and donald trump just squared off. you will catch up to mark halperin and john hellmann when we can. i am here with a follow debate washington. -- debate watcher tonight. the consensus seems to be that hillary clinton certainly did not lose. where do you think she hit him hardest? >> you saw the campaigns laying out their strategies. first with donald trump.
she hit hillary clinton hard on that she is an oral politician, and politicians in general have caused all of your problems. -- that she is a normal politician, and the in general have caused all of your problems. but that allowed hillary clinton to hit him on two specific issues. one was on the birther issue, which he has not come up with a formalized answer for why he pushed this for five years and decided to put it to rest. then when talking about his business record, explaining his casino business record. she says not paying some of his laborers by filing bankruptcy, and therefore not giving everybody the money that they were owed. because there were other times when donald trump is getting so when she and so vocal, hit him on those particular
issues, she was silent. -- he was silent. they let you have your two minutes. certainly he was not interrupting her anymore. and i spoke really loudly to me at least. >> the always gets a bit worked up on these issues when people question his business integrity. what also stood out is about his refusal to release his income tax record. that was a big moment tonight that she really swung home hard. you have to hide? spending a several minute chunk. there is either an issue, where you are either not as rich as you say you are, where you don't pay enough taxes. he almost conceded in several offhand comments that maybe he doesn't pay his fair share of federal income tax. [laughter] i thought the extinct at the end about his treatment of women, and how she frame that. >> she was totally ready for that. >> absolutely.
she had her research ready. they will be able to cut those into chunks for ads. yous woman has a name. criticize and denigrating her. she is a person and will be voting in november." >> i don't think there was anyone that deleted -- that doubted hillary clinton's debate skills. it was a most a problem for her campaign. they thought the expectations were so high that she would perform well. set the bar so high that people were worried that if she did not have a good night, the reaction and notice it would get would be so much worse. she delivered. she was well prepared, and like you said, the campaign should be happy tonight. they knew what they wanted to do. lines.ivered on the many what is important about that is
that we cover politics every day. we are so ingrained in this. is your donald trump on the campaign trail talking about these issues. a lot of people didn't for the first time tonight -- a lot of people tune -- a lot of people tuned in tonight did not really casinos,ut trump's which people like us read about in the new york times on a daily basis. >> title to get was a stellar performance from her, but let's get back to john heilemann in the studio. -- i don't think it was a stellar performance from her. john: thanks. we are back in the spin room, where to the best of my knowledge donald trump might be roaming around. senator david perdue is here with me, big-time supporter. he commented that some of the oxygen had left the room, so we think that donald trump is around. until he comes over himself, we will chat for a few minutes.
tell me how you think your candidate did. >> as someone who believes we need to change the direction of country -- john: i have to cut you off because we have mr. trump over with mark halperin on the other side of the room. [laughter] taken away. mark: you're waiting to talk to donald trump in just a moment. he's talking to reporters on the other side. a bit unorthodox. john: guys? coming back to me. mr. trump not quite with market. senator, i cut you off. >> i'm really excited. as someone who believes we need to change the direction of country, this guy knocked it out of the park. he showed a start contrast between someone stuck in a lake eriebubble clinton and somebody that wants better for america. i think he needed exactly what he needed to do.he laid out his economic land for everybody.
she's still stuck in the robotic manufactured topic that the democratic machine hatter trained to do. she spent four days preparing for this. he spent the last few days meeting people in america john: i have to interrupt you one more time because i believe we now have mr. trump. mark: mr. trump will come over and hopefully just a minute. how are user? congratulations through your first presidential debate. what did you think? mr. trump: i really enjoyed it. i think it's about making america a great again. four years and years she has been working on things, and nothing ever gets done. came a veryt good. mark: out of your objectives, which ones did you achieve and fill to achieve? mr. trump: i think we achieved. i look at the polls online and we are doing very well. hillary clinton says she's going to defeat isis. why didn't she do it?
trade, illegal immigration. use saw the other day -- 800 people were going to be deported. instead they pressed the right button -- the right button and instead they became citizens. mark: did she say anything tonight that you think was false? mr. trump: oh sure she did. i did not want to do my final attack, which was to attack her husband on what took place with respect to him and his wife. chelsea, who i happen to think is a wonderful young lady, was in the room. i don't think it was the appropriate, despite the fact that how much has she spent on commercials? over $200 million? if i am not leaving, i am tied. we have spent just a tiny fraction of the money she has spent. mark: the debate ending, people talking about how both of you did. when you think for the proper role for the media is at this
point? mr. trump: everyone is saying that i won the debate. i just want them to be fair. that includes you. mark: what is different from what you were expecting? john, back to you. donald trump continues to move the line. i will chase after him. john: how was mark having a moment with donald trump. we are going to take a quick break, then come back to the long-suffering and very patient senator david perdue, who has been waiting to get his chance to say a few words. we will be right back here at bloomberg television and to where. we will be -- bloomberg television and twitter. mr. trump: go to her website. she tells you how to despite -- to defeat isis on her website. i don't think general macarthur would like that too much. mrs. clinton: at least i have a plan to defeat theem.
mr. trump: i don't know who you are talking to come up but you were totally out of control. i said there is someone with a temperament problem. john: we are back in the debate media spin room at hofstra university in hempstead, new york. you have just been watching the very top twitter moment of the entire debate. donald trump talking about his temperament contrasting his temperament is a winner with hillary clinton, although he did not use the word loser, has a non-winner. -- as a non-winner. i'm back with senator david perdue, telling me why donald trump is a winner. it seems to me that there will be a lot of factual questions raised. a big debate about back-checking. lester holt did a bit of it, hillary clinton did a lot.