of equality, opportunity and sacrifice that have always made this country the greatest nation on earth. if we are and don't ever let anyone tell you differently. hope is important for our young people. and we deserve a president who can see those truths in us. a president who can bring us together and bring out the very best in us. hillary clinton will be that president. [ cheers and applause ] so for the next 26 days, we need to do everything we can to help her and tim kaine win this election. i know i'm going to be doing it. are you with me? are you all with me? are you ready to roll up your sleeves? get to work?
knock on doors? all right, let's get to work. thank you, all, god bless. >> the first lady of the united states, michelle obama, delivering a powerful speech in favor of hillary clinton as the next president of the united states. but also strongly, in very, very stark terms, condemning donald trump. for a whole host of issues. lots to discuss. welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer in washington. our panel, chief political correspondent gloria borger, senior political reporter nia mallika henderson. "usa today," susan page. and washington bureau chief for the daily beast jackie kucinich. you heard strong speeches for hillary clinton before. this is clearly one of the most powerful speeches. >> this is one of the most powerful speeches i've ever heard by a woman talking about the power of women in politics. ironically, it didn't come and
probably couldn't have come from hillary clinton herself. >> right. >> but came from michelle obama on behalf of hillary clinton. expressing the outrage, as she put it, expressing that this is not normal behavior. this is disgraceful, intolerable, no woman deserves to be treated this way. and in a very sort of personal way saying, i can't stop thinking about this. this has shaken me to my very core. talking to women voters out there. talking to their children. talking to their husbands. and saying this political race comes down to an issue of character. and comparing the character of donald trump obviously to hillary clinton. and i think when we look back on this speech, talking about the power of women to change an election, it's going to be a
very important speech in american political history. >> i think that's right. i think it's one of the most powerful political speeches i've ever heard anyone deliver. it was partisan but it had a bipartisan feeling to it. i talked to folks at the white house. this is a speech she wanted to deliver. she is -- it was personal to her. she wanted to make it personal. she said she feels it personal. the shameful comments. and this belief you can do anything that you want to to a woman. and she said that it hurts. i thought what was interesting about it is this is about obamaism. obama's legacy. obama's view of the country. this idea we're an imperfect nation, always in the process of perfecting this union. so, you know, this will be -- i think you're right, remembered for years to come in terms of what it meant to this campaign what it means to women in politics what it meant to hillary clinton. she turned at some point to hillary clinton, praising her,
talking about her being a good mother, a good wife, she said, a good daughter who took cash of her mother. >> a loyal one. >> which was an important thing to add i think in that speech. so, you know, i mean this is why michelle obama has such a good reputation as the closer. someone who can come in and make people change their minds in terms of who to vote for and also a really engaged. >> she made it also clear she does not believe donald trump is fit to be president of the united states. >> yes, she made that clear. i'll tell you what, this is a speech to women. i mean this was a speech to the sisterhood. not talking about policy. not talking about paid maternity leave or day care or education. she was talking about what it's like to be a woman in america, experiencing that young women have had on college campuses, elder women have had through their careers. in that way, that made it -- we've had so little bipartisanship in this election. this is an appeal to the
majority of the electorate which that is female voters. >> i would argue this also appealed to men. to dismiss this as every day locker room talk what donald trump said last week is an insult to decent men everywhere. and she made that point. and that was another very powerful point of this speech. because i'm talking to men. both democrats and republicans over the weekend, the last couple of days. they're just as repulsed by this as women are. that is resonating across the country. but also just reminds me of the convention. when michelle obama gave one of the most, if not the most, powerful speech of hillary clinton's convention. >> an unbelievably powerful speech just now as well. very good speech at the convention. as all of us remember. let me play a little expert from the speech for viewers here in the united states and around the world who might just be tuning in. >> kind of violence and abuse and disrespect.
but here we are. in 2016. and we're hearing these exact same things every day on the campaign trail. we are drowning in it. and all of us doing what women have always done. we're trying to keep our heads above water. just trying to get through it. trying to pretent like this doesn't really bother us. trying to pretend. maybe we're afraud to be that vulnerable. maybe we've gone accustomed to swallowing these emotions and staying quiet. because we've seen that people often won't take our word over his. or maybe we don't want to believe that there's still people out there who think so little of us as women. so much are treating this as
just another day. as if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted. as if this is normal. just politics as usual. but new hampshire, be clear. this is not normal. this is not politics as usual. [ cheers and applause ] this is disgraceful. it is intolerable. it doesn't matter what party you belong to. democrat, republican, independent. no one deserves to be treated this way. none of us deserves this kind of abuse. and i know it's a campaign, but this isn't about politics. it's about basic human decency.
it's about right and wrong. and we cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer. not for another minute. let alone for four years. >> first lady of the united states, donald trump, speaking now. going to hear a very, very different speech from him. let's listen in. he's in florida. >> thank you, folks. thank you, folks. it's great to be right here in
florida which we love. in 26 days, we are going to win this great, great state and we are going to win the white house. our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt, and when i say corrupt, i'm talking about totally corrupt, political establishment with a new government controlled by you, the american people. there is nothing the political establishment will not do. no lie that they won't tell. to hold their prestige and power at your expense. and that's what's been happening. the washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it, exist
for only one reason. to protect and enrich itself. the establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. as an example, just one single trade deal, they'd like to make, involved trillions of dollars controlled by many countries, corporations and lobbyists. for those who control the levers of power in washington and for the local special interests, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind. our campaign represents a true existential threat. like they haven't seen before. this is not simply another four-year election. this is a crossroads in the
history of our civilization. that will determine whether or not we, the people, reclaim control over our government. the political establishment that is trying to stop this is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals. massive illegal immigration. and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry. the political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs as they flee to mexico, china and other countries all around the world. our just announced job numbers are anemic. our gross domestic product or
gdp is barely above 1% and going down. workers in the united states are making less than they were almost 20 years ago. and yet they are working harder. but so am i, working harder. that i can tell you. it's a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. just look at what this corrupt establishment has done to our cities like detroit, flint, michigan. and rural towns in pennsylvania, ohio, north carolina, and all
across our country. take a look at what's going on. they've stripped away these towns bare. and raided the wealth for themselves and taken our jobs away, out of our country. never to return unless i'm elected president. the clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. we've seen this firsthand in the wikileaks documents in which hillary clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of u.s. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors. so true.
honestly, she should be locked up. she should be. and likewise the e-mails show that the clinton machine is so closely and irrevocably tied to the media organizations that she -- that she, listen to this, is given the questions and answers in advance of her debate performance with bernie sanders. hillary clinton is also given
approval and veto power over quotes written about her in "the new york times." they definitely do not do that to me. and the e-mails show the reporters colob rate and conspire directly with the clinton campaign on helping her win the election all over. with control over our government at stake. with trillions dollars on the line. the clinton machine is determined to achieve the destruction of our campaign. not going to happen. which has now become a great, great movement, the likes of which our country has never seen before, never, ever. they've never seen a movement like this in our country before.
yesterday in florida, massive crowds. people lined up outside of big arenas. not able to get in. never happened before. it's one of the great phenomenas. one of the great political phenomenas. the most powerful weapon deployed by the clintons is the corporate media, the press. let's be clear on one thing. the corporate media in our country is no longer involved in journalism. they're a political special interest no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda. and the agenda is not for you, it's for themselves.
and their agenda is to elect crooked hillary clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. for them, it's a war. and for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. this is a struggle for the survival of our nation. believe me. and this will be our last chance to save it on november 8th. remember that. this election will determine whether we're a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy. but are, in fact, controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system. and our system is rigged. this is reality. you know it. they know it.
i know it. and pretty much the whole world knows it. the establishment and their media enablers wield control over this nation through means that are very well known. anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenaphob and morally deformed. they will attack you. they will slander you. they will seek to destroy your career and your family. they will seek to destroy everything about you including your reputation. they will lie, lie, lie. and then again they will do worse then that. they will do whatever's necessary. the clintons are criminals, remember that, they're criminals.
[ audience shouting "lock her up" ] >> this is well documented and the establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive cover-up of widespread criminal activity at the state department and the clinton foundation in order to keep the clintons in power. never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this. one that includes the total
destruction of 33,000 e-mails. 13 iphones, some by hammer, laptops, missing boxes of evidence and many, many other things. people who are capable of such crimes against our nation are capable of anything. and so now we address the slander and libels that was just last night thrown at me by the clinton machine and "new york times" and other media outlets as part of a concerted coordinated and vicious attack. it's not coincidence that these attacks come at the exact same moment and altogether at the same time as wikileak s release documents exposing the massive
international corruption of the clinton machine, including 2000 more e-mails just this morning. these vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false. and the clintons know it. and they know it very well. these claims are all fabricated. they're pure fiction. and they're outright lies. these events never, ever happened. and the people that said them fully understand. you take a look at these people. you study these people and you'll understand also.
the claims are preposterous, ludicrous and defy truth, common sense and logic. we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies and it will be made public in an appropriate way and at an appropriate time, very soon. these lies come from outlets whose past stories and past claims have already been discredited. the media outlets did not even attempt to confirm the most basic facts. because even a simple investigation would have shown that these were nothing more than false smears. six months ago, the failing "new york times" wrote a massive story attacking me. and the central witness they used said the story was false.
that she was quoted inaccurately. she said that i was a great guy. i'll be honest with you, she was an amazing person. and never made those remarks. that i was a great guy, ander in ma , and never made the remarks. when i read the story, i was surprised she said it. and she didn't say it. we demanded a refraction but they refused to print it. just like they refused to print the comments from another source who praised me in her book. or the words of another wonderful woman who said really nice things about me. they put other statements that she didn't say. they misrepresented. the story was a fraud. and a big embarrassment to "the new york times." and it was a big front-page story. front page, center, color picture. a disgrace.
they were very embarrassed. it will be part of the lawsuit we are preparing against them. now, today, the same two discredited writers who should have been fired from "the new york times" for what they did tell us totally fabricated and false story that supposedly took place on an airplane more than 30 years ago. another ridiculous tale. no witnesses. no nothing. then there was a writer from "people" magazine. who wrote a story on melania and myself on our first anniversary. the story was beautiful. it was beautiful. it was lovely.
but last night we hear that after 12 years, this took place 12 years ago, this story, a new claim that i made inappropriate advances during the interview to this writer. and i asked a very simple question. why wasn't it part of the story that appeared 20, or 12 years ago? why didn't they make it part of the story? i was one of the biggest stars on television with "the apprentice" and it would have been one of the biggest stories of the year. think of it. she's doing a story on melania. who's pregnant at the time. and donald trump. our one-year anniversary. and she said i made inappropriate advances. and by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place.
take a look. you take a look. look at her. look at her words. you tell me what you think. i don't think so. i don't think so. but it is amazing. a love story on how great we are together. by the way, we're stronger today than we ever were before. which is great. but it's a love story. it's a love story. on our one-year. and if i did that. she would have added that. it would have been the headline. and who would have done that? if you're doing this and you're one of the top shows on television? these people are horrible people. they're horrible, horrible liars. and interestingly, it happens to appear 26 days before our very important election. isn't that amazing?
this account has already been debunked by eyewitnesses who were there. they were there. the very witness identified by the author has said the story is totally false. by the way, this is a room thattthat everybody can see in. it's got glass walls. can you believe this? why wasn't it in the story? biggest story of the year? this weekend, "the new york times" published a full-page hit piece with another claim from an individual who has been totally discredited based on the many, many, many e-mails and letters she has sent to our office over the years. looking for work. donald is great. wanted to go to my rallies. but "the new york times" -- and this was a full op-ed piece.
refused to use the evidence that we presented. refused to use it. if they used it, if they would have looked, they would have said, oh, there's no story. others in the media, which almost surprises me, because they're dishonest also, were presented with the story by this woman numerous times. and they got very excited. but after seeing the evidence that we immediately give them, all of them refuse to write the story. there's no story. "the times," though, didn't want to see it, they just wrote the story. and this was a full page opposite the editorials. this is part of a concerted effort led by "the new york times" and others. now, "the new york times" is fighting desperately for its relevant and its financial survival. and it probably won't even be around in a few years based on
its financial outlook. which wouldn't be a bad thing if you want to know the truth. but as it winds down its years, and it's becoming more and more problematic. it's gotten more and more vicious. more and more vile. and even the other mainstream media is talking about the single greatest pile-on in history. and all between now and november 8th. and you have to see the stories they've written. it's one after another after another. and facts mean nothing. third rate journalism. the great editors of the past from "the new york times" and others, ladies and gentlemen, are spinning in their grave. i will not allow the clinton machine to turn our campaign
into this. but we'll remain focused on the issues fashion the american people. thank you, thank you. but let me state this as clearly as i can. these attacks are orchestrated by the clintons and their media allies. the only thing hillary clinton has going for herself is the press. without the press, she is absolutely zero. and you saw that the other night in the debate. where some people said she made virtually a fool of herself.
this is not presidential material. believe me. what they say is false and slanderous in virtually every respect. we are now less than a month from the most important election of our lifetime. indeed, one of the most important elections in the history of our country. and the polls are showing us in a dead heat. don't believe what she said. the new highly respected rasmussen poll just came out this morning. just released. shows us nationally two points ahead, trump, you.
just came out. so now the clinton machine has put forward a small handful of people. out of tens of thousands of people over the years that i've met. that i've worked with. that i've employed. in order to make wild and false allegations that fail to meet even the most basic test of common sense. not even common sense. again, this is nothing more than an attempt to destroy our movement and for the clintons to keep their corrupt control over our government. when i declared my candidacy, i knew what bad shape our country was in. and believe me, all you have to do is look at world events. all you have to do is look at the $1.7 billion that we sent to iran in cash, in cash.
all you have to do is see the way isis was created in the vacuum left by hillary clinton and barack obama out of iraq. all you have to do, all you have to do, is look at the 800 people that were very, very not good for our nation. they were going to be deported. lo and behold, instead of being deported, they were made citizens of the united states just recently. and lo and behold, sadly, the 800 people is wrong. it turned out to be close to 1,800 people. our president is incompetent. all he wants to do is campaign. and the last thing he wants to happen is to have donald trump terminate obamacare and do all of the other things that have
destroying -- he's led a very divided nation and it's only gotten worse. and the last thing our country needs is four more years of barack obama, believe me. i've seen firsthand the corruption and the sickness that has taken over our politics. you've seen it and i've seen it and we're all watching together. they knew they would throw every lie they could at me. and my family. and my loved ones. they knew they would stop at nothing to try to stop me. but i never knew, as bad as it would be, i never knew it would be this vile. that it would be this bad. that it would be this vicious. nevertheless, i take all of
these slings and arrows gladly for you. i take them for our movement so we can have our country back. our great civilization here in america and across the civilized world, has come upon a moment of reckoning. we've seen it in the united kingdom. where they voted to liberate themselves from global government and global trade deals and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. but the central base of world political power is right here in america. and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the
efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. their financial resources are virtually unlimited. their political resources are unlimited. their media resources are unmatched. and most importantly, the depths of their immorality is absolutely unlimited. they will allow radical islamic terrorists to enter our country by the thousands. they will allow the great trojan horse, and i don't want people looking back in 100 years and 200 years and have that story be told about us. because we were led by inept
incompetent and corrupt people like barack obama and like hillary clinton. we don't want to be part of that history. and, by the way, president obama should stop campaigning and start working on creating jobs. start working on getting our gdp up. start working on strengthening our borders. the corrupt political establishment is a machine. it has no soul. i knew these false attacks would come. i knew this day would arrive. it's only a question of when. and i knew the american people would rise above it and vote for the future they deserve. the only thing that can stop
this corrupt machine is you. the only force strong enough to save our country is us. the only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt establishment is you, the american people. we are going to have a policy america first. [ cheers and applause ] [ audience shouting "usa, usa" ] they control incredibly the department of justice. and they even secretly meet with
the attorney general of the united states. in the back of her airplane. while on the runway, remember, he was there, he was going to play golf. oh, gee, there's the attorney general, oh, let me go say hello. plane's on the runway. let me go say hello to the attorney general, oh. he never got to play golf i understand. and it was arizona, a place i love, but the weather was about 100-some odd degrees. no, he was never there to play golf, folks, don't be foolish. they met for 39 minutes. and most likely it was to discuss her reappointment in a clinton administration as the attorney general just prior to making a decision over whether or not to prosecute hillary clinton, okay, that's what happened. that's called real life and
pretty sad. they met for 39 minutes. remember, he said we talked golf and we talked about our grandchildren. three minutes for the grandchildren, two minutes for the golf. then they sat there and they twiddled their thumbs. no, i believe they talked about her remaining in her position under a crooked hillary clinton administration. that's what i believe. that's what i believe, folks. that's what i believe. and i think that's what most people in this room believe. likewise, they've essentially corrupted the director of the fbi. to the point at which stories are already saying that the
great -- and they are truly great, men and women who work for the fbi are embarrassed and ashamed of what he's done to one of our truly great institutions, the fbi itself. hillary clinton is guilty of all the things that director comey stated at his press conference and congressional hearings and far more. he stated many things, but it's far more. and he knows that. and yet after reading all of these items where she's so guilty, he let her off the hook. while other lies, including general petraeus and many others, have been destroyed for doing far, far less.
this is a conspiracy against you, the american people, and we cannot let this happen or continue. this is a moment of reckoning in our society and as a civilization itself. i didn't need to do this, folks, believe me, believe me. i built a great company. and i had a wonderful life. i could have enjoyed the fruits and benefit of years of successful business deals and businesses for myself and my family. instead of going through this absolute horror show of lies, deceptions, malicious attacks. who would have thought. i'm doing it because this country has given me so much. and i feel so strongly that it's
my turn to give back to the country that i love. many of my friends and many political experts warned me that this campaign would be a journey to hell. said that. but they're wrong. it will be a journey to heaven. because we will help so many people that are so desperately in need of help. in my former life, i was an insider as much as anybody else. and i knew what it's like. and i still know what it's like.
to be an insider. it's not bad. it's not bad. now i'm being punished for leaving the special club. and revealing to you the terrible things that are going on having to do with our country. because i used to be part of the club, i'm the only one that can fix it. i'm doing this for the people and the movement. and we will take back this country for you and we will make america great again. [ cheers and applause ] t corrupt establishment knows we are a great threat to their criminal enterprise. they know that if we win their
power is gone and it's returned to you the power. will be. the dark clouds hanging over our government can be lifted and replaced with a bright future. but it all depends on whether we let the corrupt media decide our future or whether we let the american people decide our future. if this campaign of destruction is allowed to work, this is so true, i've seen this so many times. i've heard this all of my life. i've heard it all of my life. if we let this happen, then no other highly successful person. which is what this country needs. it needs a certain thinking. when you look at our trade deals that are so bad.
when you look, as an example, on trade. we're going to lose almost $800 billion this year, trade deficit. almost 800 billion. our debt has doubled in 7 1/2 years to almost $20 trillion under obama. no other successful person, after watching this, and no other very successful person, will ever again ever, and who can blame them,
at least for a period of time, we have to straighten our country out. i will not lie to you. these false attacks are absolutely hurtful. to be lied about. to be smeared so publicly. and before your family that you love is very painful. what is going on is egregious. beyond any words. people that know the story. people that see the story. people that know the facts. they can't even believe it. it's reprehensible. beyond description. it's totally corrupt. but i also know that it's not about me. it's about all of you and it's about our country. i know that. i fully understand. that's why i got involved. it's about all of us together as
a country. it's a movement the likes of which we have never in history in this country seen before. never in history. even the pundits. even the media that truly dislikes donald trump for their own reasons will admit this is a movement the likes of which people have never seen before. it's a movement about the veterans that need medical care. the mothers who have lost their beloved children to terrorism and to crime. it's about the inner cities and the border towns who desperately need our help. it's about the millions of jobless people in america. it's about the american workers who can't get jobs because our jobs have left for mexico and so
many other countries. this election is about the people being crushed by obamacare. and it's about defeating isis. and appointing a supreme court and a supreme court justice. it could be four or five. who will defend and protect our constitution. this election is also about so importantly to me african-american and hispanic-american people whose communities have been plunge nood crime, plunged into crime,
by the policies of crooked hillary clinton. believe me. she's crooked. they've robbed these citizens of their future and if we win, i will give them their hope, their jobs, their education. i will give them their security back. the inner cities, education is almost worthless, it's horrible. we're going to have common core ended. we're going to bring education. but you look at the inner cities and you see bad education, no jobs, no safety, you walk to the grocery store with your child and you get shot. you walk outside to look and see what's happening and you get shot. in chicago 3,000 people have been shot since january 1.
we're not going to let that happen. our inner cities are almost at an all-time low run by the democrats for sometimes more than 100 years, chain unbroken. so they have no jobs, they have horrible education, they have no safety or security and i say to the african-american community, what the hell do you have to lose? i will fix it. i will fix it. i will make it good. i'll bring back our jobs. we'll have good education. we'll have great safety in the inner city. and we will help the hispanic american people who have been treated so badly and so unfairly in our nation. we will help them.
i will deliver like you've never seen before. i deliver. whether people like donald trump or not, they all say he delivers. vote for donald trump, you're going to see something and you'll be so happy. you'll be so thrilled. this election is about every man, woman, and child in our country who deserves to live in safety, prosperity, and peace. so true. we will rise above the lies, the smears, the ludicrous slanders from ludicrous and very, very dishonest reporters. we will vote for the country we want. we will vote for the politics we
want and we will vote to put this disruption government cartel out of business and out of business immediately. [ cheers and applause ] we will vote for the special interests and say lots of luck but you're being voted out of power. they betroyed our workers. they betroyed our borders. and, most of all, they betrayed our freedoms. we will save our sovereign rights as a nation. we will end the politics of profit. we will end the rule of special interest. we will end the raiding of our
jobs by other countries. we will end the total disenfranchisement of the american voter and the american worker. our independence day is at hand and it arrives, finally, on november 8. [ cheers and applause ] join me in taking back our country and creating a bright, glorious, and prosperous new future for our people. we will make america great again and it will happen quickly. god bless you, god bless you, thank you. thank you. >> so there you have donald trump, a very, very defiant speech at a rally in west palm beach, florida. he is responding to the latest accusations from women accusing him of making unwanted sexual
advance advances. he's denying the allegations in very, very strong terms. he says these slanders and liables, they're vicious claims that are totally false, he says he will release evidence to back him up at the appropriate time. our panel is still with us. gloria borger, nia-malika henderson, susan page and jackie kucinich. also our senior white house correspondent jim acosta is there in west palm beach, florida. jim, he basically said the survival of the united states right now is at stake. this is the last chance to save it and that the clintons, he said, are criminals. what was the reaction where you ar are. >> donald trump basically put his arms around his supporters and said "it's us versus them." going after the media and the clinton campaign. he accused the media and clinton campaign of working in cahoots to stop his campaign to destroy
it and time and again when he was going off and trashing the press i can tell you from standing inside the press pen at this event in palm beach county, that the crowd was essentially joining in, they were hurling insults at us, going off on us, demanding we tell the truth, demanding we investigate the clintons as much as we talk about donald trump so as donald trump was delivering this very personal point by point defense of his character and reputation saying the stories in the "new york times" and "people" magazine are false this crowd was eating every second of it right up. they're right there with him. wolf, i can tell you from being at these rallies oversince the "access hollywood" tape came out on friday, we see no dropoff in enthusiasm among his supporters, it seems like it's only going up, the enthusiasm is only going up as he is on the defensive, wolf. >> and gloria he went after these women, the most recent women who accused him of the inappropriate sexual advances.
>> at one point he said about the "people" magazine reporter and i'm quoting here, "look at her, look at her words. you tell me, i don't think so." was he saying there look at her because if you look at her it can't be true? you know, what we heard from donald trump was not only a point-by-point defense but it was apocalyptic. it was a sense that the clinton machine and the big media are in cahoots against him and if he loses that's it for the country. >> he said these women are horrible people, horrible liars and he went after the news media. he said they're out to get them and in cahoots. >> in collusion with the clinton campaign. there, of course, is no evidence of that at all. these women came forward because of what donald trump has said about himself ant his behavior. but you have a sense today that
donald trump isn't going there. it's based on donald trump being like the messiah-like figure, somebody who he says is willing to take on the slings and arrows that the establishment is dishing out for him and for country so, yeah, i think it's only going to make those people more viscerally attached to donald trump. >> he also went after the "new york times" for the story saying he will file a lawsuit. the "new york times," susan, just issued a statement saying in effect bring it on. >> they basically say you've set your reputation, we haven't done anything to affect your reputation. here's the question i have, the first interesting strategy, you're attacked on all sides from sexual misconduct so you repeat it charge by charge in case you missed it. then deny it all. my question is does this mean if there are other women who have been globe groped or sexually mistreated does this mean they're more likely to speak out because they're angry to see his
denial or less likely because they see the costs of having him attack them? >> jackie, your reaction? >> i mean, this -- it's going to be a long 26 day, guys because this keeps getting worse every single day. and when i say worse, i mean more caustic and it's a long road from here. >> but he guaranteed the story will continue by addressing it so boldedly and at length today. >> as susan said, he repeated every allegation and went through them and dismissed every single one, and there are quite a few at this point. >> and said he was going to have new information that would come out at some point that would prove he's innocent and that these women are lying. >> he said we will release the evidence at the appropriate time. this was a very, very important speech by donald trump showing he's not, gloria, backing down. >> and michelle obama, too, by the way. saying this is a challenge to our basic human decency and donald trump saying this is a
challenge to me because these are false, these are lies and i'll prove it. >> our special coverage of this truly extraordinary day in politics continues with the fiery speeches from both donald trump and the first lady michelle obama, brooke baldwin picks up coverage right now. >> just moments ago we watched as donald trump launched a battle for his political survival like none we have ever seen. less than a month away to election day trump went on the attack over fresh accusations from three women who say he forced himself on them. two talked to the "new york times," one is a former writer for "people" magazine. first let's play trump moments ago savaging his accuser, dismissing their claims he groped them, forced his tongue down their throats and, worse, all while rebuking the major news organizations that are telling their