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trump's long-time doctor, that doctor said mr. trump's blood pressure, and that's his lab results are, quote, astonishingly excellent. he add the 69-year-old's physical strength and stamina are, yost, extraordinary and as a could data added, if elected, mr. trump will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency, unquote. you are welcome. that does it for us. my friend, don lemon starts right now. >> it's 10:00 here on the west coast. 7:00 p.m. in las vegas. before you get away, anderson, i wanted to ask you, you moderated the last debate. any question you would like those guys up on the stage to answer? >> i think this is going to be the first time we see all these candidates since donald trump has talked about not allowing
muslims into the united states. so i think it will be interesting to see how the candidates respond to him face-to-face about that. so that's the question i think -- i don't know if i'd start off with that, but that would be a big top ping most people in america want to hear about that. >> great coverage, anderson. now i want to bring in mike and gloria, kevin madden who has worked for mitt romney's campaign along with others joins me, as well. gloria, good to see you. that's a question that anderson wants to ask. what would you like to see them answer? >> i want to hear them talk about national security and surveillance. this is going to be a big issue for ted cruz and marco rubio. they're going to have a fight about that. i want to hear them talk about how they would contain isis. this is something, obviously, that is very much on people's minds after paris and san bernardino. and i'd like to hear them actually answer the questions. not just throw around some things like i'd be tough.
>> and how they were lucky enough not to be out in the cold here in las vegas tonight. we're not complaining, but it is cold. with the first national poll, trump breaks 40% and that's this m m m manmouth university poll. and that's a national poll. what do you think is going on here? >> the tougher trump sounds, the better he does nationally. he's doing as well in iowa. ted cruz is now looking like he could win iowa. but i think trump's muscular talk is a reaction to the way people feel that the president has not handled isis particularly well. 68% of the american thinks we haven't been tough enough on isis and i think that plays into trump's rise in the polls and carson's drop in the polls. >> the closest is at 14% and it was taken after his statements about muslims. what do you make of that?
>> i think that poll is an outlier. but i don't think it -- oh, there you go. >> a little paper flying across the desk here. >> it's an outlier, but i don't think it means donald trump is driving this conversation, particularly on national security matters. what's interesting right now is with voters, issues don't matter as much as attributes. that's what's driving a lot of the voter preference. and the attribute that's donald trump is promoting, strength, clarity at a time when the obama administration is seemingly indecisive and not issue ago strong enough sense to american people that they have this under control. that is where the american public is reacting. they're graph tating towards donald trump because he's doing all the talking. these candidates right now, this debate is going to offer them an opportunity to start taking control of that situation and making it a more xwasubstantive conversation. i don't think donald trump can win on substance. >> there are people saying he's
not being very clear, it's just -- >> no, i think it's tone. the way i would rephrase what kevin just said, i think tone matters and substance does not and that's why he's benefited. >> yeah. yeah. it is so weird right now, right? because we're in las vegas. it's freezing. it's a weird climate that's happening in politics, as well. if you look at what's going on, who would have thought most people -- and when i spoke to donald trump, he said most people counted him out, right? he was at 2%, 4%, 8%. they said he's going to be out, yet he is still going. any sources inside the party, do they think in the party he is running away with this nomination? >> look, i think they're worried about him. we reported about a dinner that was held the other night which was a monthly dinner, the so-called establishment republicans have. i don't know what the establishment is any more in the republican party. but they had this dinner and they were concerned about donald trump. the reason they're concerned about donald trump is they feel that he could be the nominee. it's certainly not out of the question at all. and they believe that if he's the nominee, he could cause them to lose control of the house and
lose control of the senate and they're nervous about a brokered convention and they're nervous about ted cruz, honestly. >> there's a down ballot concern. last weekend, you looked at the front page of the "new york times" and it was about 195 nations buying into and wanting to do something about climate change. that comes at a time when no republicans have said a word about that deal. six in ten in iowa of the gop. they think it's a fraud. so there's a huge disconnect between what's going on in the nation and what's going on with this incarnation of the republican party. >> you mentioned iowa. let's put those numbers up. it's a different story in two polls in iowa that has ted cruz ahead. and this is the bloomberg politics, des moines register poll and there's another in the fox news poll. in one, he's 21-13 -- or cruz, i should say, 21-31 and cruise is 28-36. how do you explain this, michael? >> i explain it as dr. carson fading. and among those match rick candidates, which are carson and are trump and are cruz, you
know, there's a jockeying for position. you don't see transference, in other words, you don't see carson fade and jeb gaining. you don't see carson fed and john kasich all of a sudden gain bing. there's still two primaries in that stage as far as i'm concerned. >> does that change trump's strategy for tomorrow night? and i think so. i think he goes after cruz and that cruz does not respond in kind. >> michael is very right. when you look at the polls, the one thing you look for is the trend line. donald trump has always taken head on the person whose trend line is going in the direction toward him. >> i want you guys to stand by and help me with questioning. shawn spice is joining me, communication director for the r rnc. do you want to reaction to anything you've heard my panelists say here tonight? >> no, i think i've -- i'll let you fire away and see what the rest of the panel can do. >> okay. >> i would say -- one thing i
would add is to gloria -- go ahead. >> no, go ahead. >> no, i was going to say to gloria's point, i think there's one thing for us to understand that if the voters don't choose a nominee through the delegate selection we have to ready ready for anything, but there's no grand conspiracy here. ultimately, this would be the voters deciding who is nomination party is going to be and the rnc providing that nominee with the resources needed to win in november. >> how do you think this is going to change? do you think it will change the tone of this debate? >> that's a great question. i think, look, right now, most americans, rightfully so, are worried about the security of this country, worried about the security of themselves and their families. and i think what you're seeing from the republican side, to different degrees and through different tactics is addressing that concern americans have. they don't feel safe. they're concerned about where this company is headed and the
ability to protect its citizens. >> as you know, i interviewed donald trump last week and he told me he is expect ago certain amount of decorus and respect from the rnc. he said as long as he received that, he's not going to break this pledge to run as a republican. your reaction is you don't think he's going to break that? >> i don't. i think what mr. trump, dr. carson, carly fiorina, folks that are outsiders to the national political scene have learned is that the rnc is a neutral player in this. our job is to provide the resources necessary for the candidates to win and provide a legal of neutrality throughout the process. as they've seen that and mr. trump, through your interview, reaffirmed that, i feel confident that not only will they all stay republicans but they're going to support the nominee. they realized the only way we beat hillary clinton is to be unified as a republican party. >> okay. you heard michael say there's a question about the down ticket, how this affects people who are running in local races.
you know, today, you said -- i heard you say that the unified republican party is the only way to beat hillary clinton. meanwhile, you're having to absence these questions about a broker convention. do you think a unified republican party, is that possible right now? if so, on you how, because it doesn't seem to be so unified. >> i mean, look, this is how primaries work. kesd go back and forth on each other. hillary clinton and barack obama went at each other to june of 2008 and they ended up winning. there's a level of enthusiasm & that other party enjoys that's going to propels to victory. and i appreciate everyone's concern about what our party is going to do down ballot, we're doing phenol y58. we have 66 and 99 state legislatures. we have the majority of governments, the majority of secretaries of state, the second highest majority in the house of representatives since the 1800s, a majority in the senate. i appreciate the media's concern for how our party is doing, but
we're doing just create. >> sean spicer, thank you very much. i appreciate that. getting back to the panel now, he said on the republican side, he believes the republicans are way more animated and engaged and involved than the democratic side. i would have to give him that, but do you think that's because of where we are in this process or is this because of smp like donald trump who is shaping the narrative and the conversation? >> i think it's because of barack obama. i think this president is disliked immensely in the republican party and i think that this animates voters to say we don't want another term of barack obama and that's the way they view hillary clinton. and i think so that animates them. i also think this has been a very interesting season so far. not a vote has been cast yet, but donald trump is somebody people enjoy watching and he does get more people interested in politics. so how many people have been watching these debates? and will tune in again tomorrow
night. >> yeah. i think the debate has shifted more towards national security and some concerns that the public has there. we have seen the ballot reference of republicans improve, even with all of the talk of the -- and the focus on donald trump through -- since the summer. we saw other polls come out today. head to head, hillary clinton beats donald trump soundly. but marco rubio is beating hillary clinton. ted cruz is very competitive with hillary clinton. ben carson is competitive with hillary clinton. so those are really good signs. they underscore what sean was saying. >> that is a real conundrum for your party, then. >> anyways why we have these primaries. right now, a lot of voters aren't putting electability in. i think over the course of the next two, three months as we start to get into some of these primary battles in march, you know, in the s.e.c. primary, that that will be a premiums, again, which is who is going to
be in the best position to win? >> i can't deny americans, in record propercentages are duning in. i think they're tuning in to the extent that you rubberneck when you see an accident on the side of the road. look at the disconnect between some of what trump is saying and some of what the nation is saying. two-thirds of the country is opposing what he is saying relative to muslim immigration. that's why i continue to see ultimately in the fall i think it catches with up with a wounded brand of the gop from this, even if trump is not that guy. >> hold up. lots more to talk about here in las vegas. donald trump is due to speak at any moment now from the westgate casino. we'll bring that live to you as it happens. we'll be back with my panelists right after this quick break.
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everybody is warming up, right? they're all ready. our gop is just hours away and donald trump spending his time this debate eve getting ready to fire up a crowd of supporters at the westgate las vegas resort and casino. cnn's sara murray is there for us as trump is getting ready to take the stage. sayre a, you're waiting for trump to speak now. what's the atmosphere? what are people telling you there? >> don, this is donald trump. he has a big event the night before. when i was talking to people in line waiting to get in, they said we were obviously for the rally, but tomorrow, we do not want to see trump go against ted cruz. there are a number of supporters who are split between those two candidates or even three or four candidates. look, they're saying, if people want to disagree about policy, that's fine, but they don't want to see these guys pitted against each other. if you're a person who has trump
and cruz in your top two, you're worried they're going to go after each other and that that could be bad for the ticket. >> sara, donald trump's doctor today released a statement and said it sounds a lot like donald trump. he is hugely in space and awesome. we know he had a bout with larn gietis last week and before. what does the doctor say today, for real? >> it's not abnormal for candidates to put out statements of health from their doctors. but it is weird to see one worded like this pep called the lab results astonishingly excellent. said he had no issues with tobacco or alcohol in the past. it was almost a doctor who shared the same rhetorical flourish as donald trump does on the campaign trail. very rare to see in a health statement from a presidential candidate, don.
>> sara, stand by. as soon as donald trump takes the stage, we'll get to him. we're going to bring part of his speech live to you. you think you're being called a maniac by donald trump would have ted roouz hot under the collar. but that's not exactly what happens. we'll talk about that in just a bit, but let's continue our conversation like we had before. i have to say, just, you know, this is a complete completely unscience survey, i'm voting for donald trump and/or they like him and/or i'm voting for him. i haven't seen anything like that in the presidential process since barack obama. people saying, i like that. am i wrong? >> well, no. i think the big question -- >> just word on the street. >> is can he motivate the people who like him, who are -- many of whom are new to the process, new to the political process, can he get them to the pulse?
barack obama did that. he brought new people into the electorate. this is what ted cruz is worried about in iowa. if those people don't turn out, ted cruz wins eiowa easily. but if those people do turn out, and i was talking to somebody who does the technology for ted cruz and a lot of the polling. what they worry about is that trump could be like obama and bring new voters in and then that would be difficult for cruz. so i think this is something -- a phenomenon you're seeing now, which is something you saw with the president. but is trump as polarizing as the president was to people -- >> i think there could be a hidden vote for donald trump, the reverse bradley effect. what could be more politically incorrect than saying you're for donald trump? this is a man who mocked a reporter with a physical
disability. that would a week, ten days ago, i thought that was appalling and yet it didn't put a dent in him. so are there sleepers that when that curtain is closed they're going to vote for donald trump? >> or go out to vote. >> if i was on one of the other campaigns, and lime looking at the an ek dotal evidence, and some of the empirical evidence, which is he still has a very steady pace at the top in some of these polls. his support is starting to calcify. people are saying if he loses, i lose, therefore, i can't let him lose. and i have to go out and not only am i going to vote, but i'm going to find two or three other people that haven't been in this establishment, so let's go out and send a message. that would be a concern if i was in some of those other
campaigns. the other thing that's going to move these voters is if he does start to lose. if cruz takes him out in iowa, they're going to to sit well in second place elsewhere. >> neither will he. he is not spln that goes quietly into the night. there's not a soft concession speech and endorsement of another candidate in his future. it ends in a big way if it ends. >> but what if donald trump wanted to -- >> bad break-up. >> but what if donald trump wanted to be the kingmaker and things weren't going his way and suddenly he could decide. who would actually -- >> do you think that's in him, though? >> i don't know the -- do i know? i don't know the answer. >> there's been so much we don't know. here we are sitting in the desert wearing winter coats. everything we know, throw it out. >> so you guys keep mentioning ted cruz. ted cruz had fun react to go donald trump digging this.
first what trump said and then what cruz did. >> look at the way he's dealt with the senate where he goes in there like a -- frankly, like a little bit of a maniac. you're never going to get things done that way. ♪ she's a maniac, maniac on the floor ♪ so we saw that and that was from the movie "flashdance." they're having fun. how does this strategy work? pretty much ted cruz has been sort of like -- i hate to say this, he's like the little brother playing little brother to donald trump's big brother. is his strategy changing now? >> i think it's more like nascar. >> drafting. >> where one car dlavt drafts behind another and slingshots into the lead when they have a chance. i'm not even a nascar fan. what cruz wants to do is be the vehicle for a lot of the anxiety or anger that some of these
trump voters have when they start to put a premium on a more traditional candidate. and i know the bar is low, but cruz sees himself as a more traditional candidate -- >> and he, like many of us, are saying this can't last, right? the wheels have to fall off the cart, whether the cart is trump or carson. and they al appear to be falling off of carson. >> how did you sneak your coffee on to the set? >> he didn't. >> what is the question about cruz? is he peaking too soon? >> nah. because suddenly now everybody is looking for cruz. >> people until we get to the cautiouses, are starting to zone in that's twhat pal shows. >> first, it doesn't surprise me because among independents, if
you look at the internals of that poll, it's among independents that he runs so much better than, say, does a trump or a cruz. tomorrow night, there are still two kdz debates playing themselves out on that stage and he's running in the establishment class. he's going to be more concerned with chris christie's rivals from new hampshire than he does ted cruz in iowa. >> i appreciate it. go warm up. >> stay warm. >> thank you very much. coming up, donald trump about to speak here in las vegas. we're going to bring that to you live. don't go anywhere. we'll be right back. ♪ (vo) some call it giving back. we call it share the love. during our share the love event, get a new subaru, and we'll donate $250 to those in need. bringing our total donations to over sixty-five million dollars. and bringing love where it's needed most.
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focussing on national security, more important than ever. it is very timely. joining me now, mike rogers, julia and tom. we may have to go to donald trump. that that happens, i'm going to cut this off. mike, more americans are concerned, 16 pes see terrorism as the country's number one problem. that's up 3% from last month. last month it was 3%, i should say. the highest point in ten years. americans are much more concerned about terror than about the economy, which may be a bit surprising at this point. so do americans have the right to be t so nervous right now? >> i think so. so you had the largest successful terrorist attack on u.s. soil since 9/11 in san bernardino. and you don't have to be an expert in national security to take a look at what's going on in the world and know the policy isn't working. so isis has expanded its territory. it still holds territory the size of indiana. it's now operating in some 30 different countries, both
recruiting and operationally. it's still well funded. so when you saw a successful attack after a series of successful attacks, i think most americans said, hey, wait a minute, everybody told us everything was okay. it's clearly not okay. i think that's why people are concerned. >> even just before the president said we contained them and all of a sudden you have that attack. and i think that weighs on americans more. >> absolutely. and the president seems very disengaged from where i think people are, where his strategy is, if there's a -- clearly articulate the strategy, i certainly haven't heard it. so i think that makes people nervous. so when he was trying to reinforce americans by saying, don't worry, everything is okay, our strategy is working, people are clearly seeing the problems happening and it was that disconnect. >> julia, give us a reality check here. are we more vulnerable now? >> well, it depends against what. and that's a hard question to answer. are we safer overall than from 9/11? probably from a catastrophic terrorist understand.
absolutely. is it impossible for anyone, from any party to stop the next guy who is 24 years old, who goes online, decides to get radicalized, buy some guns and kill a lot of people. that is very hard to deter. this is why the president is coming out to -- as -- you know, and sort of trying to creative a narrative about both what's happening abroad and the difficulties or challenges here in the homeland to create the narrative the same week that the republicans are meeting to provide an alternative narrative. and the challenge for republicans and democrats, as well, because as mike certainly knows, there is funny alignments on a lot of this stuff. is surveillance, people talk about more and being more aggressi aggressive, but when you talk about more surveillance, it splits the parties, both republicans and democrats. and when you talk about issues around visa reform or travel, there's lots of splits within
the party. both republican and democrats that don't align neatly. and, you know, obviously, if you talk about troops on the ground, people may want to be more aggressive. when you start talking about troops on the ground, both parties also split. so it's not perfect partisan lining. so that is what is going to be the challenge tomorrow is it's easy to criticize. it's a difficult issue. is there an alternative vision that doesn't bump up against a lot of controversy which always happens in counterterrorism. it's always controversial. >> let's listen to what the president had to say today. >> we are hitting isil harder than ever. our coalition aircraft, our fighters, bombers and drones have been increasing the pace of air strikes. nearly 9,000 as of today. last month in november, we dropped more bombs on isil targets than any other month since this campaign started. all this side, we recognize that progress needs to keep coming faster. >> tom, this is for you.
did his comments reassure americans today? >> i don't think so. i don't think so at all. and, you know, to some of us that are old enough to recall the rhetoric during vietnam, all we heard about was the body counts in favor of the u.s. and we're winning, we're winning. light at the end of the tunnel. we were winning every year of the vietnam war right up until april of 1975 when we lost. >> tom, what about the idea, you know, let's talk more about the idea of monitoring social media accounts, about the social media accounts of at least one of these killers in san bernardino not being monitored would have been prevented. >> fit of all, her account was a private account and she used a sudden anymore. last year, the u.s. government issued 10 million visas. 40,000 were k-1 fiancee visas. when you're issuing 10 million and probably there's three times that amount requesting a visa,
how are you going to monitor that all the wonder and outside the u.s.? >> we don't have the resources or capability to do it in many of the foreign countries. so i think that the idea sounds great and, oh, we should do it, but i don't see how we can. >> mike, you're hiking your head in agreement. >> i don't know how you do it. >> you think of the sheer amount and volume of data. there's something like in the order of billions of communications that we can at least get a look at. imagine multiple of that when you talk about social media. so this notion that you would somehow monitor all of those, as tom said, 10 million, it's probably more and then you take smi of the other visa programs and any of the folks that rise to the level of suspicion, it's an unworkable problem. that's why intelligence is so crucial to this. and getting the right provisions, b the right legal aspects of this in place so that you can get at the people that
rise to this level. you know, there were some things in this process that may be they could have gotten at if they had a little bit better intelligence along the way on some collection issues. that's why we're going to have to focus. you can't just say we're going to blanket monitor all social media, can't happen. first of all, it would be a waste of time. second, it would be a waste of money. you have to start narrowing that field and you do that through more focus and intelligence operationes. >> stand by, everyone. we're going to get you to the westgate resort and casino, as well. done altd trump is going to speak in moments. we're going to carry that live for you on cnn. this is the one place we're not afraid to fail. some of these experiments may not work. but a few might shape the future. like turning algae into biofuel... ...new technology for capturing co2 emissions... ...and cars twice as efficient as the average car today. ideas exxonmobil scientists are working on to make energy go further...
back now live from las vegas, donald trump is going to speak tonight at the westgate las vegas casino and resort. you're looking at the podium there. he's going to step up at any moment and we'll bring part of that speech to you live. republican rivals are united in that they say barack obama is doing a terrible job of fighting isis. so what would they do? mike, first question to you, president becoarack obama said coalition is hammering isis, their oil trade, military asset s, shrinking their territory both in iraq and syria. my question is, two-part question, is it working and he's becoming more specific about who they're hitting. what's he kind of forced to do this, do you think, through criticism? >> yeah. and it felt odd and awkward to me that he would go down to the pentagon after he said he had a strategy and plan and come out into a press conference and say,
ooh, we have a plan and here are the kind of things that are working. it seemed odd to me the way he approached this problem. >> is it working? >> i don't think it is and for the reason he's put significant limitations on what they can do. intelligence operations on the ground are not where they need to be. the tempo is going to be important. dropping a few bombs and making a few press releases has to be followed up by tempo. it has to have another day and another day and another day. you have to continue to degrade their leadership and degrade their logistics training. so they've had a few successes, but it's not an overarching strategy that will get to where we need to go. >> let's talk about strategy. the republican candidate is hammering the president. when they get specific on how to fight isis, their approach isn't all that different, really. so -- in fighting accommodation of air strikes, special forces of the ground and international coalition. does anyone who is criticize in the president have a better plan? >> it doesn't sound like it so far, don. and i think that, you know, the problem here is that we've had two presidents in a row say that
we need to put boots on the ground when we went into afghanistan to prevent the terrorists from having a site to train, a safe haven to have their training sites and we've eliminated the sites with the monkey bars that, you know, osama bin laden used and now isis controls a territory, you know, that's enormous for the purposes of training people to be terrorists and people are flocking there to learn to be terrorists. the reality is, until we get them down to the size, they need a large high school area to do the training they're talking about, to have firearms put in the monkey bares and do all of that. i think they have a completely open territory to do the training and to attract people from all over the world. we haven't talked about the people that are attracted there from asia and latin america and australia. it's not just the europeans and a couple of americans and canadians that are flocking to syria to join and get trained by isis. >> julia, do you hear any of the
critics presenting a viable plan, alternative to what the president is doing? >> well, if there's an alternative. i don't know how viable is. first, picking up on the congressman's point, it's not a few bombs. it's 10,000 bombs. there's a lot of bombing going on. it is not degrading isis as quickly as we would like. but everyone, i believe, agrees that the geographic power of isis has to be disrupted to have any influence on its tentacles throughout the world, that people are attracted to isis because it seems like a winner. so the bombings going on are a significant part of that. where the republicans do differ, obviously, or at least trump and that might be an outliner, but he is the leader. so we have to talk about it is the exclusion of muslims from this country. we will hear more from him about it tomorrow. i think it's unworkable, it's not american. i think it actually indicators
to a narrative about us that isis will take to the bank, so to speak. but i think, you know, in agreeing where obama has failed to capture all of us, at least in a speech in the oval office, and it's very hard for a president to do this, it's very hard for a congressman to do this, is this -- these attacks that we see by individuals or supporters are very difficult to stop. we talk about see something, say something. we talk about engaging communities. but we -- it's going to be hard to get to zero. and i wish the president would begin to talk about resiliency and preparedness and engaging communities as forcefully or as much as we all talk about bombing. we have to be realistic about what we're facing. >> mike, i want to ask you about -- okay. before -- donald trump now speaking, so we're going to get back to the panel. let's go to the westgate resort and casino here in las vegas. donald trump spending the eve of this gop debate on the campaign
stump, tonight, in las vegas. not at the trump tower at his own property, but here at the westgate. there you see him entering the stage, the big applause. donald trump is always interesting when he speaks live. in his interviews. and he will tell you, i don't use a teleprompter. rarely use notes. the only time i really used it is when i wanted to talk about my plan, when it comes to how do we deal with muslims and to fight terrorism in this country. so let's listen to donald trump this evening here in las vegas. here we go. >> this is really beautiful, fantastic. what a crowd. what a crowd. well, i want to thank everybody. you know, we have a big night tomorrow night. has anybody, like, thinking about it? it's going be good. we've had so many good things happen over the last five-month period, it's been actually amazing. the people of this country are
absolutely incredible people and i am honored to be with you tonight. it's like this all over the place. we're going to take our country back, folks. we're going to take it back. we're taking our country back. it's gone on too long, too many mistakes, too many stupid people telling us what we're supposed to be doing. we're going to be taking it back and we're taking it back soon. we can't put up with it any longer. you see what happens. the iran deal, incompetent. annoy i hear bergdahl, no jail time for bergdahl. no jail time. we have a man there who left. he's a traitor. he left. five people killed looking for him. and what happens? like, for years, he's been under the same thing and i hear there's not going to be jail time. it's incredible.
you know, 350 years ago, what would have happened? boom. 25 years ago, probably the same thing, but it would have taken longer. 10 years ago, jail time. five years ago, a couple of years. now he's going to get nothing. he's going to get nothing. well, i'll tell you what, i'm just thinking of it now for the first time, if i get in, we will review his case, i promise you. and you know what? statute of limitations will be reviewing hillary clinton's case, too. i can tell you. we will review that. you know, before i go too far, i've made some great friends and, you know, i announced and i talked about illegal immigration. there was a huge firestorm, everyone went crazy, oh, illegal immigration, it wasn't even something that people were going to talk about. and then all of a sudden they started saying, you know, maybe
trump is right. but i went through two weeks, it was unbelievable. i mean, it was really incredible. i didn't mind it. it's like, quote, life, because i'm telling the truth. i don't mind when you're saying something that's correct and this country needs to get away from political correctness. it's killing us. it's killing us. it is absolutely killing us. and i announced all about -- we talked about what's happening at the border, we talked about the illegals pouring in. and all of a sudden people started seeing lots of crime and they started really seeing it lose focus because it was like a magnifying glass. we had beautiful kate in san francisco who was killed and shot five times and then we had so many others. we had the woman a few weeks ago in california raped, sod omized, a 6/6-year-old vern raped, sod
mized and killed by an illegal immigrant. we have much, much crime, so much all over the place. and a friend of mine, i see him backstage with a group from remembrance families. these are people whose families have been devastated by people who weren't supposed to be in our country. people that came here, were forced here by countries that are smarter and i want to just bring the friends of mine and in particular somebody i've really gotten to know well and he's a special man. could the remembered families come up? and this is jamil. jamil, sure, come on up and get the families up. come on up. come on up. i saw him back said stage and i said, come on up. we're going to say a few words. >> donald trump doing some congratulations, not getting
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some of the guests he introduced up on stage speaking now. also, donald trump being disrupted by some protesters there, at least the event. let's listen. >> and we have to stand with him because he's standing for america and trust in him like i do. >> thank you, everybody. >> we're going to listen in for a little bit. because he's going to -- there we go. these are amazing people. they're amazing families. what they're going through, you cannot imagine. for no reason whatsoever, just incompetent pete people, they allow these people to come into our country. it's a disgrace. it's a disgrace. okay. so today we had a lot of news
and it was all good. it never gets reported properly by these people back here. look at all those press. you know, i've learned two things. more than anything else, how smart the people are and how bad and dishonest the press is because it is really dishonest. it is really, really dishonest. so we had a lot of polls coming out today. and they were really good. that's right. my man. that's right. so we had a monmouth poll, highly respected. trump, 41.
cruz, 14. and everyone else much lower. so i heard today when they announced the poll, 41-14. and i like cruz. good guy. but i heard -- here is how they announced. cruz surging. so when i heard -- cruz surging. so i said, oh, i don't know, that sounds bad to me. coming up, cruz surging. then they say the monmouth poll was just done, cruz is surging. trump 41, cruz 14 been i said, wait a minute, what's going on? they are the mos most dishonest people. and then, you know about cnn. cnn came out recently, 36-16. poll, highly respected, 42-162012 to 11.
so then, today, it was very interesting because i had one poll in iowa which i had never expected to get. i can't stand the paper. it's a horrible paper. "des moines register" is terrible. of course i would never say they do this, but they have a very small sample. they take about ten voets and put them in their pocket, you understand that. soda money register was 21-31. all of a sudden, it was like the biggest story i've ever seen. that was just iowa. don't worry about it. i think we're doing great in iowa, and i expect to win in iowa. we think we're going to do great in iowa. i get by far the biggest crowds. so then we had a cnn poll. so cnn today was talking about a poll that wasn't theirs. and i kept saying, why don't they talk about a poll that's theirs? they just did this poll. cnn and iowa, trump 33, cruz 20
and then everyone else much lower. so we sent a couple of e-mails, started to tweet a little bit. the twitter is great when you have between 5 and 10 and 13 -- we have so many people. we have millions. so we started to tweet. we said why is cnn not playing their poll? their poll. so if anybody has an idea, please let you know before the evening ends. then we had a fox news poll, which was a pretty good poll. it was pretty much tied. and then we have quinnipiac, 28, trump 27, in other words, we won. they say it was tie. okay. you know the bottom line? i think we're going to win iowa. i think we're going to win new hampshire big. i think that, frankly -- >> donald trump saying he's going to win iowa, he's going to win new hampshire big, also
criticizing the media, something that shouldn't be a surprise. donald trump speaking live now in las vegas. we're going to continue on with donald trump right after a very quick break. don't go anywhere. but by night, beautiful, smoother and ready to impress the other party animals. dr. scholl's dreamwalk express pedi
and we are back, 11:00 p.m. on the east coast, 8:00 p.m. here in las vegas, donald trump speaking nearby at the westgate resort. let's listen. >> they don't care, believe me. and that's what's sick about the system. frankly, six months ago i was on the other side. i was like the fair-haired boy. i gave 350,000 to the republican governor's association. i was on the other side. i was like, establishment.