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10:00 am, that's a great way. or text storm to 51555. you know, the important thing is right now is that we're able to get out there and meet the needs of the people and to take care of them through this difficult situation. >> captain, good luck to you. thank you for being with us. is a great place to go as well. best of luck. thank you, everyone, for watching. brianna keilar is stepping in for wolf. she's next. hello, i'm brianna keilar in for wolf blitzer. it's 1:00 p.m. in washington. thank you for joining us. up next, a major overhaul for the donald trump campaign. less than 83 days and counting until the presidential election. also, donald trump gets his first national security briefing today. we will have the latest from the trump campaign in just a moment.
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for hillary clinton, the focus today is on the economy. you're being lookilooking at li from cleveland where clinton is holding a tax fairness event this hour and says trump's plan will benefit the wealthy instead of working class americans. she's also expected to hammer away at trump's refusal to release his tax returns. we'll take you there live when she hits the stage. should be soon. this is the second shakeup in just two months for the trump campaign. steve bannon has been named as chief executive. he's chairman of the conservative website breitbart news. senior adviser kellyanne conway has is campaign manager and paul manafort is campaign chairman. jess jessica schneider has more and we'll talk to barbara starr about the national briefing. jessica, what do you know about steve bannon?
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certainly well known in the washington circles and what does this say about the change that donald trump is trying to make? >> reporter: steve bannon is known for his brass knuckles approach and breitbart news itself known for taking a tough and sharp tone, something that could translate to the trump campaign. as for bannon, he's known for his no-holds barred demeanor, something that matches the trump style. donald trump being forthright over the past 24 hours about staying true to who he is. he no longer wants to placate people for staying on message and perhaps sticking to the teleprompter indicating he could go back to the ways that propelled him through the primary, which were, in effect, the huge rallies that we saw. now, this shakeup has been described by the campaign itself
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as nearly an expansion and it's something that kellyanne conway commented on a bit ago. take a listen. >> some are calling it a shakeup. it really is not. it doesn't feel that way. >> define for us, then, why this change was necessary. >> because it's a busy homestretch to election day and we just need to sort of beef up the senior level roles in a way that we are dividing and cconqu. they have built up this campaign in the last five or six months to put it in a place that's competitive going into the fall. so i look forward to working with both of them. >> reporter: and sources also tell cnn that donald trump actually called kellyanne conway from his golf course in new jersey this weekend and he expressed frustrations about the leaks and disloyalty from his campaign. that was the at the same time
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that steve bannon was in the trump tower getting a lay of the land. so the new positions coming as the trump campaign tries to spin this not as a shakeup but as an expansion. brianna? >> we'll see if that passes the test as we talk to our guests here. jessica schneider there in front of the trump tower in new york. barbara starr, walk us through how this intelligence briefing works today. >> both candidates are going to get these briefings. they have been going on for many decades now. the idea is that you want a candidate to have some idea of the intelligence so they are beginning to be prepared to potentially govern. the trump meeting is expected to take place in new york later this afternoon and he's expected to bring retired general michael flynn. he is allowed under the rules to bring colleagues with him who
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can get temporary security clearances. trump will be told that this is classified information, that this is not to be shared. hillary clinton will be told the same thing. it's all about giving them some exposure really to the world's hot spots. not the most classified, the crown jewels, if you will, but giving them some exposure to issues like russia, isis, cyberwar, that sort of thing. but donald trump already in a recent interview is expressing his skepticism about the intelligence. have a listen. >> do you trust intelligence? >> not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. look what has happened over the last ten years. it's been catastrophic. >> so he will be getting how he views the information he gets, how he absorbs it and we don't
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expect to learn very much about it because, again, it's all classified. they are not supposed to talk about t brianna? >> that's right. very good point, barbara. tell us about this element of it because it seems that whatever donald trump asks or those aides who are with him in this briefing, the answers and presumably the questions will be revealed to hillary clinton's campaign and the real goal is absolute parity to both the republican and democratic sides of the ticket. all of the information is to be shared and identical. let's say the trump side asks the question and wants more information on the topic. that question will be taken, they will decide if they can answer it and come back with an
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answer but also share that with the clinton campaign so everybody gets the same information. it's very interesting to consider the vice president candidates as well. mike pence, former member of congress, certainly familiar with some of this type of information but it may be senator tim kaine who is currently the most knowledgeable. he already sits, of course, on the armed services and already has a lot of access to this type of information. >> barbara starr, thank you so much. jessica schneider, thank you for your report. this is a quote. the most dangerous political operative in america. that is the title given to donald trump's new chief executive steve bannon by bloomberg business week. his website breitbart is known for celebrating trump's rhetoric while also using sensational political headlines. he worked as a filmmaker and
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naval officer and investment banker for goldman sachs. bannon was in the news after top staffers left their post angered that breitbart didn't stand up for reporter michelle fields after she was grabbed by trump's campaign manager corey lewandowski. he was later cleared of all charges. he's now a contributor for cnn and receives severance from the trump campaign. here's how ben shapiro explained his departure at the time. "steve bannon is a bully. to the extent that he undercut his reporter in order to support the campaign manager." . ben, you wrote about this. you used to work for steve bannon, here is what people need to know. what is your reaction to him being donald trump's campaign -- really, heading up trump's campaign now? >> i think it's the final
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consummation of a romance that steve initiated years ago with donald trump. steve has always wanted, in my opinion, to be very close to power. he's latched on to politicians ranging from michele bachmann to sarah palin to andrew breitbart and now donald trump. steve will help him be more focused and down dowuble down which i don't think is bad but andrew spent a lot of time talking about the media complex was a terrible, terrible thing, unspoken assumption that all of the members of the media and now we have the same thing on the right with breitbart and trump. >> why would you argue that bannon giving him advice, that you would presume to be more trump-like and militant would serve donald trump? i ask you this because there's
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so many in the republican establishment who say that is not what he should be doing. he should be calming down a little bit, trying to reduce the drama so he can attract people in the middle of the political spectrum. >> as you probably know, i understand that trump has no capacity to control himself and be this sort of stayed politician that many want him to be. telling him to double down is not necessarily a bad strategy. if he's going to go down, he'll go down being trump. >> a what tornado? >> a terd tornado. >> what is that? >> it's like a sharknado except with poop. >> all right. that's not quite what i expected. but okay. you're now with the daily wire and you have this piece out today about the hiring and you really paint this sinister picture of him.
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let's see. you say, he will attempt to ruin anyone who impedes his unending ambition and he will use anyone bigger than he is, for example, donald trump, to get to where he wants to go. bannon knows that's a game of throne. you win or die. he certainly doesn't intend to die. he'll kill everyone else before he goes. okay. so -- i mean, that's pretty -- i think you explain a lot about how you feel there. but just tell us about what it was like working for him on a day-to-day basis. what backs up this description that you have here. >> there's only so much that i can say from a legal level. >> you're under a nondisclosure agreement? >> arguable. arguable. but i wouldn't -- but let's put it this way, the trump team has
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filed frivolous lawsuits. i'm sure steve is watching this griming. steve loves this kind of stuff. ste and i think, again, steve bannon, i tweeted this morning, imagine one of the worst people you know is heading up a presidential campaign. that's where i am at this morning. that's not a commentary on what it means for the trump campaign but it is commentary on the perverse relationship between breitbart news and trump and the perverse relationship between steve bannon and the readers at breitbart who were informed for months that he was not on the trump train and not only object the trump train but indirect pose. >> i'm sure he's looking at this or trump folks will look at this and say, you're sour grapes. >> is it sour grapes? sure, i don't like steve. i think he's a jerk.
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but as far as being sour grapes with regard to breitbart, they are what they are. they are trump and i made quite a bit of money to write one piece a day but decided it was more important to not support the reporters. being on the right, i always thought the right was better than this. there are lots of outlets on the left that proclaim that they are objective. george stephanopoulos pretends to be objective. cnn viewers vote largely democrats. if you're going to be pro a candidate, vote pro the candidate. don't pussy foot around and that's what they did. congratulations to steve bannon on doing a wonderful job of destroying breitbart's name and making breitbart a lot of traffic. >> i do just have to say
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something in defense of my colleagues. we do not know how they vote. right? >> i have some guesses. >> that is your guess, which you're entitled to say certainly what you want. i do want to ask you, though, you've seen a piece that is interesting that you think bannon's motivation is about creating a media -- a new media empire. what makes you think that? i'm not questioning that because i've heard other people say that. but what is it that makes you think that? >> speculation. it's pure speculation. the reason i say that is because steve doesn't like scenarios that are not a win-win. if trump wins, then he gets to be chief of staff at the white house. if trump loses, he gets tab allies with this powerful political figure increased to 200 million views a month and possibility of expanding into tv. media empire on the back of trump. again, i think steve is a very
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smart player, a very vicious player. that may pay off for the trump campaign but trump surrounding himself with the very best people, he says. they so far have not proved it. maybe steve will prove to be different. >> ben, thanks so much for being with us. we really appreciate you taking the time. ben shapiro, former editor at large at breitbart, now the editor-in-chief at the daily wire. and joining me now, we have trump supporter and michigan congressman and former chair of the house committee pete hoekstra. first, congressman, you heard what ben shapiro, who used to work with steve bannon, said. you don't typically see this kind of campaign shakeup just over 80 days before a general election and perhaps not with a figure who is so controversial. first, i guess, the timing of this, what does this tell us?
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because some people are saying this is an admission that this campaign has not been going well. >> i don't think that's the case at all. i think this is an admission that the trump campaign has to fill out their campaign. it's the middle of august. typically the presidential campaigns don't go in to high speed until after labor day and what we're doing at the trump campaign is we're building out this campaign, adding very talented people to the mix so that when this campaign hits the home stretch, this campaign is going to be in a position to effectively get its message out, to effectively present our candidate and his vision and mission for america, get that message out to the america people and be successful on election day. this goes on in campaigns all the time. remember, this is a campaign that a year ago didn't exist. and it was left off when it started, they have been successfully building and
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growing in this campaign in the last year. you have all of the establishment republican candidates when they said it couldn't be done. this is a natural evolution of this campaign. >> some republicans are looking at this hire of steve bannon and say it's going to reinforce donald trump's instincts that they think has not allowed him to have appeal in the middle of the political spectrum which is essential and we see him struggling even though he lost the election. are you worried about what this means for the party or down ballot races? >> no, i'm not worried at all about that. i think what the american people are looking for and a lot of republicans are looking for, and this is why they have been critical of what is going on in the house and senate, they are looking for a campaign that will fight for our vision, fight for our candidate and fight the left
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and the clinton machine and bringing steve bannon on is exactly the type of fight that is not going to turn people off but you have to be able to, number one, to present your message and also you are going to have to deflect and defeat the attacks coming from the clinton machine that have been coming from the left and you're going to need and we need someone like steve bannon to do that. we didn't see that coming out of mitt romney and as much as i love mitt romney, people are looking for, number one, a fighter for our party and our values and america is looking for someone that they feel confident can go on the international stage and fight for american values and be more effective on a global basis. >> you're going to be in this intelligence briefing.
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>> i'm not going to be in that briefing. no. >> all right. that makes my question completely pointless. and i apologize for being ill-informed on that. but you obviously have had access to a lot of this kind of information that he is going to be getting, of course. you're the former head of the house intelligence committee, after all. i know you can't speak to exact exactly what he's going to receive but what kind of information will he receive? >> a lot of classified analysis to give him a better perspective and understanding currently what is the threat from isis, what is the threat from china, what are the other threats that are out there in regards to cyber, you know, what are the capabilities of our enemies to give him a bigger picture. what he won't get is he will not get the kind of operational insights that, you know, that the president would have.
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i was in the gang of eaight and got briefed months before him. he will not get that information that says we know where these specific people are and we're just waiting for an opportunity to perhaps take a shot at them or to capture them. >> all right. that is it. thank you so much for those details. very helpful as we try to understand what is happening. coming up any minute, hillary clinton will take the stage in cleveland, ohio. he's expected to go after donald trump's tax returns and his tax policies. he has not released his recent tax returns or past tax returns. will she offer any alternative to him on the economy? we'll see. plus, did donald trump's latest campaign shakeup damage his relationship with the republican national committee? their chief strategist sean spicer will be joining me live, next.
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well, with only 83 days until the election, making changes to your campaign team seems like a risky move. then again, donald trump seems to thrive on risk. so let's talk about it. we have chief strategist and communications director sean spicer joining me now. sean, thank you so much for being with us. i know that obviously you were well apprised of this news, that steve bannon has been named as donald trump's chief executive in his campaign. what do you think of this move? x addition as well as kellyanne conway, having people that can
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travel with donald trump, as kelly will be doing, adding to the team that is already in place, paul manafort at the timtimop, is a sign of a healthy campaign in the final days. >> you are seen as someone with a long history in the republican establishment and bannon is the executive chairman of breitbart news. he attacked paul ryan and mitch mcconnell. how concern are you about fueling this interparty chaos. >> i think steve understands the pulse of the grassroots the reason that donald trump has done so well is because he has tapped into a frustration that
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the american people have with the government and he knows how to run an organization and business and successful operation. i think that's what is he bringing to this. an understanding of the grassroots and how to put a successful operation together and get that message across, you've got to give it to breitbart, they get across millions and millions of viewers on breitbart and largely at the direction of steve. he understands the new world that we live in, how to communicate a message effectively and how to tap in to people who feel like this government doesn't understand the frustration that they have, why they haven't seen a living wage, why we are signing deals and have regulations in place that don't seem to put america first. and i think that's what donald trump has tapped in to. >> we have a bit of a delay here. i want to get in one more question in before we go to hillary clinton. you said he's someone who brings
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something new to the campaign. but he's also someone who it seems is going to reinforce a strategy that we have seen donald trump prefer, certainly his bombastic, he's really not getting into the 40s, in the mid-40s or even higher. donald trump clearly has been, i think you could argue, the most effective at touching base with and really riling up these people that you're saying steve bannon is going to help with. when it comes to donald trump taking that sort of way forward. >> i think everybody has underestimated donald trump. no one thought he would get in and go to the debate and ended up doing all of that and more and getting more votes than anyone in history. there's also a double standard here, brianna.
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yesterday, the vice president of the united states went in for the hillary clinton event and said donald trump would have loved stalin. think about that. comparing a person that killed 35 million people. >> we covered it. >> trying to pick apart -- >> i'm saying that not in the way that every comment gets picked apart upon with donald trump. there's a standard about how donald trump is being covered and how the other side is being covered. too often, it's a path on the left, a path for the democrats and that has to stop. i'm not saying that you didn't cover it. but it didn't make the news. if he made that accusation against hillary, it would have made national news. in the final 83 days, you'll see a very focused and disciplined campaign a we put out a message to the people who understand the challenges that people face and give them a new vision and hope as to where this country can go. >> i will say sometimes people
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say things and instead of donald trump allowing it to percolate and we've seen that many times. sean, your point is taken. sean spicer, chief strategist and communications director, thanks for being with us. hillary clinton is in cleveland. she's there to talk about her tax plan and she's attacking donald trump for his. let's listen. >> and i saw the future. in robotics, in 3-d design and entrepreneurial and civic education, i, for one, am really proud of this high school and what it represents for the students here. and why is that so important for those of us no longer in high
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school? because woof got to get the economy working for everybody, not just those at the top and how are we going to do that? well, i know that too many families right here in ohio are feeling a lot of financial stress, worrying about how they are going to make ends meet, dealing with all of the costs from child care to prescription drugs. i understand that. that's why i have laid out specific plans about how we're going to get the economy working for everyone. and i think it's important when someone comes to you and asks for your support running for president maybe telling you what you want to do so you can decide who you want to vote for. and sometimes i get criticized for doing that and people say, oh, there she goes.
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she has another plan. well, i do. i have an infrastructure plan to create millions of jobs fixing our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our airports, our water systems, our sewer systems. as part of that plan, i want to start a national infrastructure bank so we have public and private funds working together so we don't just wait on congress to act but we are building, rebuilding, maintaining all the time. and we need a new modern electric grid that can take and distribute clean, renewable energy across america. and we need to finally finish the job of connecting every home and business everywhere in america from inner cities to
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remote, rural areas to high-speed broadband access to they can be part of the 21st century digital economy. you know, i was talking to a group of my friends who are teachers. i love teachers. thank you all for being here with me. and they were telling me there had just been a national survey done and the teachers were asked, do you ever -- you know, do you ever assign homework that allows your students to go on the internet? 70% said, yes, they do. you've got to have knowledge of the internet. you've got to be able to learn to use it. it can spark your imagination, create new dreams. i meet young people and said what got you interested in 3-d design, robots? well, they were interested in the arts. they were interested in what
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they could do to design and make things. so the answer was 70% of teachers. but here's the problem. 5 million students, 5 million homes with students in them in america do not have access to the internet. and so we're already creating a big gap, a homework gap which turns into an achievement gap and doesn't give every kid the chance to go as far as his or her hard work and talent will take them. so when i talk about infrastructure, i'm talking about making our economy more competitive and creating more opportunities for more americans willing to work for it because i believe in the basic bargain. if you're willing to work, you ought to be able to get ahead and stay ahead. that's how i was raised. that's what i want americans to
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believe again you know, this past monday i was in pennsylvania with joe biden and joe was born in scranton. my grandparents, my father was born in scranton. i went back to scranton every summer, a lot of christmas holidays. my grandfather was an immigrant, came as a young child. he worked in the scranton lace factory making lace which was a big deal. i remember, we had lace curtains and table cloths and things like that. and my grandfather worked really hard because he believed if he worked hard, he could provide a better life for his kids, and he did. my dad got to go to college. he went to penn state where he played football and then he took a job in the midwest as a salesman and then went into the navy during world war ii. when he came out, he started a
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small business and he worked really hard. and i used to go help him sometimes because he printed fabric for draperies and had a print plant and he had two long tables. it was this old plant, low ceilings, no windows. and he would print that drapery fabric. he's pour the paint down and then go from one side to the other and pick up the screen and keep going down the table and he provided a good life i grew up in a suburb of chicago. and so i know what the american dream is all about. i am proud to be the granddaughter of a factory worker and the daughter of a small businessman and standing here before you and so when i
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think about how hard my dad worked and i think about him printing those fabrics and him loading them into his car and delivering them to whoever had ordered them and then expecting to be paid because he had done the work, it just really hits me personally when people are standing up and telling their stories, they were small business people, they were plumbers, electricians, painters who did work for donald trump and he refused to pay them. that violates the basic bargain. if you do your job, you're supposed to be rewarded for your work, not stiffed. not called to go sue somebody. and i can't help but take it personally because i think about what would have happened to my family if my father had taken a job like that and put his heart and soul into it, bought the material, bought the paint, did
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the labor, shows up and delivers the product and then told we're not paying you. but person after person, small business after small business is telling the same story. that they were not paid, that they were told to go sue donald trump. well, you're a small business. that's not the way it's supposed to work. when i talk about creating new jobs in infrastructure, clean renewable energy, i also talk about creating more small businesses and small businesses that will grow and give people a chance to fulfill their dreams and will be part of the basic bargain who will be paid for the work that they do so they can stay in business. we've got to make sure that all
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americans, not just young americans, have all of the education and all of the skills that are needed. that's why i want to start with early childhood education so that more young kids get prepared to succeed in school. i want to see more technical education like i saw right here in john marshall across america so that high school students can be better prepared. you know, when we stopped doing vocational education some years ago, we basically sent a message to so many young people. there's only one way to be successful in america. you've got to go to a four-year college. that is so unfair and it's also untrue. actually, if you look at job projection, more than half of the jobs that will be available in america in 2020 will not require a four-year college degree. and so how are we going to get our people prepared?
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we're going to bring more technical education, not the old-fashion kind, but what i saw here at john marshall, we're going to bring computer coding like i saw in a classroom just a few minutes ago. we're going to bring engineering and design work. we're going to give young kids in high school the chance to either get that education right in their own school or go to a community college that will provide it and give them credit to get a credential in an associate's degree or credit to go on to a four-year college. i want everybody who is willing to work to be prepared. i don't want any excuses. i'm a kind of no-excuse person. if you are willing to do the work, i want to make sure that we've got an economy that will produce the jobs. and then i want to make
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four-year college affordable. if you go to a four-year public college or university, it should be affordable. and we're going to make community college free for everybody that wants to go to community college. and we're going to help everybody with student debt pay down the debt, get it off their backs. now, i think it's fair to say, okay, well, how are you going to do all that? that's fair to ask. well, we're going to do it in two ways. number one, we are going to tax the wealthy who have made all of the income gains in the last 15 years the super wealthy, corporations, wall street. they are going to have to invest in education in skills training,
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in infrastructure because we have to grow this economy. we do need to have the resources to do that. and i've laid out what i want to do and how i would do it, closing the loopholes, creating a fairer tax system. but i've made very clear, i'm the only candidate who ran in the either republican or democrat primary who has said from the very beginning that i will not raise taxes on the middle class. the middle class has to catch up to where they were before the great recession. and so i've laid this all out and so independents, analysts, economists and others are looking at what i've said and what donald trump has said and, in fact, according to an independent analysis, by moody's analytics, if you were to implement what i am proposing, we would create at least 10
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million new jobs in the first term of my administration. by contrast, if you look at what trump is proposing and how he wants to give huge tax breaks to people who are wealthy like him, it would cost our economy 3.4 million jobs. now, this is not me saying it. this is an independent analysis saying it that has tried to look at both of us very objectively. but what does that mean for ohio? if we divide across the country by population, ohio would gain 376,000 jobs under my plans and lose more than 123,000 jobs under donald trump's plan. and it's not hard to see why because he wants to give tax cuts to big corporation,
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millionaires, wall street money managers. he's even created a new tax loophole that we call the trump loophole. because it's really good for trump. it would let millionaires and billionaires cut their tax rate in half on a lot of their income. under his plan, donald trump would pay lower tax rate than middle class families. of course, we have no what tax rate he pays because, unlike everybody else who has run for president in the last four or five decades, he refuses to release his tax return so the american people can't really judge and then there's the estate tax, which he wants to eliminate altogether. so if you believe donald trump is as wealthy as he claims, we can't say that for sure, but let's assume it, he would, by
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eliminating the estate tax, save the trump family $4 billion. and do absolutely nothing for 99.8% of all americans. now, think of what we could do with $4 billion in ohio. we could build 280 new elementary schools. we could eliminate the outstanding student loan of 166,000 ohioans. we could provide health care to 370,000 veterans. we could sure rebuild every crumbling bridge in this state and fix a lot of the highways that are causing folks to incur expenses. donald trump doesn't need a tax cut. i don't need a tax cut. it's time for the wealthiest americans, whoever you are, as
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well as corporations and wall street, to pay your fair share in taxes. you have been successful in this country because of everything that this country represents. we're going to stop giving tax breaks to corporations that outsource jobs and profits. we're going to reward those who invest in their employees again. if corporations move their headquarters overseas, we're going to slap an exit tax on them and try to persuade them not to move, close loopholes and then use that money to make the kind of investments that will grow the economy for everybody. so here's the bottom line. there are just 83 days left in this election.
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i keep track of them. and for anyone waiting for donald trump to suddenly become more responsible, remember what a great american, mayo angelou said. when someone shows you who they are, believe them. with and i think it's fair to say that donald trump has shown us who he is. he can fire and hire anyone he wants from his campaign. they can make him read new words from a teleprompter but he's still the same man who insults gold star families, demeans women, mocks people with disabilities and thinks he knows
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more about isis than our generals. there is no new donald trump. this is it. and you know, i hope you will talk to any of your friends who are flirting with the idea of voting for donald trump. friends don't let friends vote for trump. [cheers and applause ] so now -- now here's what i have to ask all of you. i'm proud that we have run a
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campaign of issues, not insults. that's what i'm going to continue to do for the next 83 days. because i think the details actually matter. that's why i sweat the details. you know, i actually care a lot about what happens to the young people in our families and that's why i'm going to do everything that i can to raise the minimum wage so that it is a living wage. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure that you have the health care you need at an affordable price and get the costs of prescription drugs down because they are, once again, getting out of reach. i was at an event the other day and a very distinguished doctor, the head of a
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prescription drug costs. this is not a patient or a family. this is one of the most distinguished doctors in new york city. it's getting to the point where i can't prescribe certain drugs that my patients need because the insurance won't pay for them medicare, medicaid, nobody will pay for them because they are too expensive. and he mentioned particularly a drug by gilead that will pure hepatitis c. and it is so expensive that a lot of americans are being left out. and you know what really is upsetting about this? is that drug company sells that same drug all over the world at a much lower price to everybody else. now i'm proud -- i'm proud that our drug companies invent drugs to cure really terrible diseases and treat chronic skdiseases.
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i'm proud of that. but let's be clear, your tax dollars support the research that's used to create those drugs in the first place. your tax dollars support the food and drug administration that tests those drugs to determine whether or not they are safe and effective to be able to go to market. and then we end up in america paying the highest price for those drugs that we have helped to create. we have got to take this on, and we can do it without hurting research and discovery and new drugs and new devices. there are two other issues that i want to mention respecting health. because i've been on the campaign trail now for, well, about a year and half. ever since april of 2015. so i have talked with, and mostly listened to, thousands americans. now people talk to me about their jobs, they talk to me
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about education, they talk to me about student loans and the high cost of college. they talk to me a lot about gun violence. they talk to me about the things that are on their minds. but the most emotional encounters i have are when families grab my hand and talk to me about mental health and addiction. we have got to do a better job. we have too many families and too many individual americans whose lives are being either totally undermined or shortened because of mental health and because of addiction. so i'm going to work on those things, too, as your president, because we've got to tackle these two problems. and i also want to defend the rights that americans now have
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fr from all of the various attacks that people are waging. that's why i support human rights and civil rights. i support women's rights. and, yes, i will defend planned parenthood against all of these partisan attacks. i support gay rights. voting rights, which are under attack across america, including right here in ohio. i support workers rights, the fight to form and organize a union and bargain collectively. i support the rights of people with disabilities who deserve more chances to be integrated into the economy and society.
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and, yes, i will take on the gun lobby and try to get common sense gun safety measures passed. and i know -- i know how difficult this is. but here's what i want to say. i want to say what i said at the convention in my speech. i am not at all advocating the repeal of the second amendment. i am not at all advocating any program that would in any way take people's guns away. here's what i'm advocating. i want to help you stay alive so that nobody who shouldn't have a gun in the first place gets one and hurts you or other people. because when i think about the three big challenges the next president faces -- getting the
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economy to work for everybody, not just those at the top, keeping us safe and leading the world with steadiness, and unifying america. it's not just the job for the president. we all have to do our part. and when it comes to keeping americans safe, i want to keep you safe in your own communities and your homes from gun violence. i want to keep us safe from terrorists no matter where they're from or what they're after. i want to make sure that we keep our alliances strong because i know how important it is that we work together to defeat the terrorist threat. and i will bring all the experience i had as a senator serving on the armed services committee, as a secretary of state, to make sure that america remains the most free, the most safe, the most important leader in the world.
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but i also want to unify our country. you know, i bet if we had the time, we'd find something that every single one of us disagreed about with everybody else. we have different experiences, different backgrounds. i think that's part of the american dna. you know? our founders had some big arguments. we have a lot of impassioned people who care about the future of our country and what we should do. but at the end of the argument, we've got to come together. we are the greatest example of freedom and opportunity and justice that the world has ever known, and we can't do anything that ever undermines that. and that's why it is so important that we seek and find common ground together. i did that as a first lady. i worked with republicans to
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create the children's health insurance program that now covers 8 million kids. i worked with republicans to reform the adoption and foster care system which i care deeply about. i worked with republicans after 9/11 to rebuild new york and to make our country safer, to get health care to national guard men and women. i worked with every republican i served with, just about. i worked with republicans as secretary of state. we got a new treaty with russia to lower the number of nuclear weapons, and that took 67 votes and we had to get republicans, as well as democrats to agree with that. i happen to believe i don't have all the answers. i happen to believe we are stronger together in charting a course toward the future.
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so i need your help. stronger together is not just a slogan for our campaign, it is what i believe in my heart. i will get up every day in the white house trying to figure out how we're going to create more jobs, more turnopportunity, kee safe, unify us. and that's where you come in. i hope you will join this campaign. you can do so today by texting join, j-o-i-n at 42746. or you can go to we're hiring organizers in ohio. so if you're interested in working assen ean organizerer, one of our people who will be at the doors as you leave. this is a consequential election. i understand a lot of the concerns that many americans have, wondering and worrying about our country, about their lives, about their kids' lives,
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about their retirement, about the purpose and dignity of their work. so i know we've got challenges that we have to address. but i am absolutely sure we can do this. i believe america's best days are still ahead of us. if you will join this campaign, join our cause. together we will, not just win an election, but chart a course of confidence and optimism, getting results for the american people. come join me, please! thank you all very much! ♪ baby there ain't no mountain high enough ♪ >> love that song. here we go. you've been listening to hillary clinton point/counterpoint on economics. today she remains in the
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rustbelt, cleveland, ohio, where she's laying out her tax plan in the key battleground state of ohio. her campaign hoping her message will resonate with the working class, the middle class. hillary clinton's remarks aimed at drawing a sharp contrast from that of donald trump and his economic speech just last week. now her plan targets the 1% promising a 30% minimum tax on millionaires. trump's plan offers lower taxes for both businesses and individuals but includes the wealthiest americans and so much more. let's work through all of this here. a cnn global economic asian-american list is here with me, assistant managing editor the a "time." peter navarro, author of "crouching tiger -- what china's militarism means for the world." he is also a prols adviolicy ad the trump campaign. austan goolsbee, a hillary