tv Inside Politics CNN November 7, 2016 9:00am-10:01am PST
>> a popular man. >> just to see josh. >> thanks for being with us. appreciate it. >> thank you, josh. "inside politics" with john king starts right now. >> welcome to "inside politics." live from the nation's capitol, just across from the white house on this beautiful day. i'm john king, thanks for sharing your time. tomorrow we count the votes. you might imagine, a mad scramble out on the campaign trail. this hour, donald trump in p florida, hillary clinton in pennsylvan pennsylvania. the fbi says its new e-mail inquiry found nothing of politics. does it help build hillary
clinton's trust or amp up donald trump's outrage. >> look, we are going to deliver justice the way justice used to be in this country. at the ballot box on november 8th. we are going to do something so special. it will be so special. it will be an amazing day. it will be called breck eed brexit-plus-plus-plus. >> will clinton's scramble be enough to block trump's push in big blue state battlegrounds? >> i know there's a lot of frustration and even anger in this election season. i see it. i hear it. sometimes, you know, i'm the subject of it. i get it. but ang sir not a plan. ang sir not going to get us new jobs with rising incomes. >> and this could be the most important question of all --
will the big surge of latinos voting early make it near impossible for trump to win florida, neff never and maybe other big prizes? >> folks, it's a rigged system. it's a rigged system, and we're going to beat it. we're going to beat it. >> with us on this final big campaign day to share reporting and insights, julie pace of the associated press. mary katharine ham, and cnn maeve reston and manu raju. doing this throughout the day checking in on a final sprint running past midnight. stay up with us. advantage clinton in the fine hours. four-point lead in the cnn national poll of polls, changing quite a bit even this morning. by far, hillary clinton clearest state-by-state path. that of course, magic number tomorrow night, 270. trump's trademark, disruption, and he believes there are enough
big states close enough for him to swoop in and change the map. today, trump closes with stops in florida, north carolina parks pa, new hampshire and michigan. working to the end. hillary clinton two stops in pennsylvania. one in michigan ending the day in north carolina. get to the group. a lot of fun on the final day. listen before we start our conversation. hillary clinton getting on her plane in westchester, new york. defending blue territory, sounds pretty confident. >> i think i have some work to do to bring the country together. as i've been saying in these speeches in the last few days, i really do want to be the president for everybody. people who vote for me, people who vote against me, because i think that these splits, these divides that have been not only exposed but exacerbated, the campaign on the other side are ones we really do have to bring the country together. >> you've got to win before you
bring the country together. are they that confident, julie pace, or is that just, shall we say, a public face? >> pretty confident. i spent about ten days with clinton through last week and they certainly felt like the incident with the fbi stalled her momentum but do feel like they maintained several clear paths to 270 electoral college votes, and you have seen hillary clinton in the last couple days looking a bit beyond the election. talking about how she does want to be a president for everybody. they know they valuate of work to do in pennsylvania and michigan making sure supporters show up but a definite sense of confidence she is starting to taurn slight bit of attention to what happens after the election. >> so interesting that this debate was so sharply negative towards the end. that was a huge understatement by hillary clinton if she does indeed win the presidency she's going to have a little work to do to bring the country together. the nation is so fractured right now. you would have many, many trump supporters who will feel
potentially disenfranchised if he were to lose tomorrow night and her message ntd closing days has been one of unit any some respects, also still hard hits on trump. those aren't going to feel good to trump supporters. >> no, they are not. getting into the final day, she is -- she is -- in some blue states. two stops in pennsylvania. put up the states she's going to again. look at them again. look at clinton map here. 51 electoral votes in her states, pennsylvania, michigan and north carolina. two stops in pennsylvania one on each side. pittsburgh in the west, philadelphia to the east. but if you're the democratic candidate, north carolina makes perfect sense. traditional swing state. the democratic candidate on the final day, is that confidence, what the clinton campaign says, no early voting. you tend to those states last because you don't do early voting, but is that -- again, is the public line the truth? >> also near the way donald trump wins he has to flip one of those blue states. has to win in north carolina. win a florida. do reasonably well in the west,
maybe pull off a win in colorado or a nevada. this is defensive strategy going on. not what the clinton campaign wanted two weeks ago. they wanted to be barnstorming in arizona maybe even a georgia. maybe have a resounding win, she would come in with a strong mandate where she could say this is what i want to do with the country. that has obviously, as julie said, momentum is stall bawd ed because of the clinton investigation and ran a campaign to limp across the finish line. the thing is, there are a lot of paths for her to win. this could be a huge electoral landslide. end of the day to still get over 300 electoral votes or barely enough, barely over 270, or donald trump could keeper under. >> donald trump has to be essentially perfect. >> as he so often is. you know, like, that's the problem for miami it's so much that has to follow his way and she in the blue wall states good news for them.
they feel threatened in a michigan and pennsylvania, a perfect place his exact appeal overlaps threatens democrats. >> older, whiter, economic, rust belt states. >> good news they're here and bad news he's in how much states? because he has to have so many fall his way and is plenty energetic on the trail, brags about being in all those states but no great news he needs to be in that many. >> some question, been too many. scattershot. went to minnesota should, have gotten on a bus gone across pennsylvania or michigan? donald trump's not a bus guy. look at the clinton states. let's look at the donald trump states today. florida, north carolina, pennsylvania, new hampshire and michigan. they add up about to 84 doctoth. does he have to win them all? maybe not, but if he doesn't win north carolina he needs both michigan and pennsylvania. clinton people are thinking, get
to this through the hour, early voting helped him. doesn't win florida, i'm sorry. i have a really hard time. demographics, a., math. take away 29, you're the underdog, hard to get there. b., the democrat graphics. losing a state like florida, it's hard to say you're going to win, say, even north carolina, because of the different constituenci constituencies. that's how it goes. >> elections, state-by-state don't actually happen in a vacuum. a trend in florida, you can expect that trend play up through a state like north carolina. the thing so interesting about donald trump's strategy over the closing days is -- shouldn't be a huge surprise -- he's chasing one-off polls that maybe show that in a state like minnesota doing better. you don't win a state, don't flip a state, in the final days with a rally. you flip a state with a lot of effort on the ground, a lot offen consistent work to register new voters, to turn your vetters out. one rally is the final couple of days is not going to be enough for him. >> he had one rally in this
penultimate day in florida. listen to this, closing arguments, this message aimed the florida, also knows the country's watching. >> in one day we are going to win the great state of florida, and we are going to take back the white house. going to take it back. florida's my second home. a state i love so much, and, by the way, hillary, once this is over, she'll never come back to florida. she's got nothing to do with florida. >> she's got nothing to do with florida. look, the 29 are critical here. an interesting thing yesterday in talking about it, and this morning, calling e-mailing with people in the states, one of the reasons the clinton people feel more confident this morning is not only what they are hearing from their people on the ground
but what they're seeing in the reporting from republicans on the ground. there's a lot -- look at florida. get into this moving through the hour. over the weekend, a few days ago talking about african-american ternout being down. democrats say they caught up and exceeded the 2012 turnout among african-americans. biggest story of the election most likely the latino vote. not just in florida, but they say off the charts in terms of latino vote voting early in florida. organization does that, mary katharine and in an area, post-mortems of this election saying the clinton campaign had by far a superior organization? >> yes. republicans playing catch-up on this front a long time and trump stalled it out. the trump campaign exist s id. if that can pull him off, a strange election. she's a box checker making sure every single thing they can do to get out her people will be done. the trump campaign doesn't have
that same mind-set and sometimes doesn't have half the data they have because they haven't done the work. >> and worried about the millennial vote particularly among latino and young african-american voters in florida, because that is what really could matter tomorrow night, and i think that throughout this whole race, so often the polls don't reflect the ground game at all. you have to come back to the fact that the rnc was really pulling a lot of the weight for donald trump in terms of ground game, identifying voters, all that. pretty savvy in terms of his social media operation, but beyond that, it really may be about ground game tomorrow night. >> yes and a lot of republican state parties are not in as healthy position as a lot of democratic state parties too. that has one impact. another, the fact the trump campaign has been at war with a lot of its fellow senate candidates, and a lot of senate candidates don't want to work together on these final days where identifying voters and bringing out voters to the polls is so critical. one point interesting that
nbc/"wall street journal" poll yesterday was that she, hillary clinton's winning nationally according to one poll with college educated white voters. that's a problem for the trump campaign if that translates into the battleground states. those voters, republicans relied on for years not just presidential but down ticket races. we'll see. a coalition of college educated white and hispanic voters, tough to to trump. >> feels good about whatbuilt and married seamlessly with the trump campaign because there wasn't anything to marry with. there's that. >> and essentially doing it for them. trying to pull the weigh ain cross. see how it goes. some states are doing getter than in 2012. others, resources and coordination. your point about the nbc news/"wall street journal" poll, leading a group mitt romney won four years ago now with hillary clinton. stay with us. hillary clinton rally in pittsburgh. president obama in ann arbor, michigan. for hillary clinton this hour, watch that live and giving way
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around the clock. nothing to change his july decision clinton was careless with sensitive teerms but not to a degree that warranted prosecution. to donald trump -- not happy. >> this is a rigged system. this is a rigged system. hillary clinton is guilty. she knows it. the fbi knows it. the people, the fbi, they know it. i think it's very embarrassing to them. and now it's up to the american people to deliver the justice -- [ chanting "trump" ] >> surprise, surprise, surprise. it's just -- just one of these mind-numbing things. a., they did this in the first place, which got comb any hot water. then everyone thought, won't hear about it until after the election. sunday afternoon, letter up to the congress. what does it do to the final 48 hours and now 24 hours of this race? >> it's really extraordinary. i mean in some ways it won't
have a huge impact, because over 40 million people have already cast their ballots. most of them actually in the window between comey's two letters. i think for clinton it is certainly helpful to have this cloud lifted in the last two days. i think her supporters weren't really going to be swayed by this either way and what you see from trump it actually doesn't matter what the fbi decided. he has concluded that the system is rigged, whatever they would do with clinton, and he hopes think energizes his voters letting them see voting for him may be the only chance to overhaul this rigged system. >> what the clinton campaign were worried about, independent and republican women repelled by trump, in that period of time moving back away from clinton towards him. and i think the question is, you know, whether -- trump has constructed his whole closing argument around the investigation. and it's going on and on now once again about the rigged system. i'm not sure for those persuadables that still haven't
voted yet, i'm not sure that the rigged system argument will win them over in the end. >> the second letter, yeah, i don't think has huge impact. the first letter, damage done in that first letter. there was -- we saw the messaging take shape. we saw hillary clinton on the defense. saw poll numbers tighten. hard to see just two days left this having a dramatic impact. the real impact could be felt down ticket. particularly actually in house races. before that polls were tightening. if hillary clinton had a big margin nationally the house candidates could ride a hillary clinton wave or coattails into office dgiving democrats a chane to make majority. now it's narrower, house races are often dictated by the top of the ticket. >> where most of the anxiety came from democrats. clinton campaign doesn't want to talk about this. you think they'd want to celebrate. even if celebrating talking about fbi investigation of e-mails.
>> the thing going for trump, look at polling, americans agree she's probably getting away with something. that message is not totally out of bounds, despite the fbi's statement. there's an easy way not to have the october or november surprise. have a regular state.gov server and give up all the stuff. then you don't get caught in the end with extra stuff. >> and former newt gingrich on twitter saying comey had to have been pressured. has to be bowing to democratic pressure. back to my days in the building behind here. stood up to a republican president and the republican president chief of staff and did not cower in the face of political pressure. i don't think it's political pressure. questioning his leadership, management, why do it the way they did it, but is there even time to make that argument to the public? i guess trump's making it through "rigged system." >> that's where he'll be. the question about comey particularly if clinton wins is
fascinating. >> let's have lunch. >> yes. >> it's hard to imagine, in a ten-year term, how he continues if she is president, at the same time she's been around a long time, has respect on both sides of the aisle. those loyalties swayed depending on reactions in this election. one dynamic if she wins and has to be watched. >> hopefully data tomorrow night telling us something whether there really was just the normal tightening of the race happening at the end and how much impact this actually had on vote tallies. >> went from double digits pre-comey to four points now. some is comey. some is obama care premium increases and republicans naturally coming home. take awhile to sift through that. an interesting thing, donald trump, rigged system, about jim comey. donald trump says rigged system about, they left, i'll call it the nevada republican party chairman -- you're looking at the hillary clinton campaign on
the right, in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. important republican county. and left polls open. certain people could vote, registered voters in line when polls closened and predominantly latino. i prefer to call them fellow americans. donald trump said it was a rigged system. how it works. trump precincts around the country, people lined up, bring water, stay until they finish voting. now says jim comey's rigged, early voting rigged. donald trump throughout the campaign made a history of this. >> it's a rigged system, folks. >> rigged. >> totally rigged. >> absolutely rigged. >> it's a crooked system. >> the issue of voter fraud. >> voter fraud. >> we're millions of votes ahead. these dishonest people up here don't tell you. >> back to the old way. it's called you vote and you win. >> voting is rigged. the whole deal is crooked. 100%. almost as crooked as crooked hillary.
>> so this is his answer if he loses tomorrow night. >> that's the question -- that's the question. that's part of the question. we have an election tomorrow and we want to spend most of our time, because it's not over. we have this day to go through but it's one of the questions, what happens after? and as we go through this, what is -- is this a motivation to voters and then he flip as switch? or is this a, tomorrow night, if he loses, that's still and "if." he comes out says, that jim comedy this in the end. i was about to close and win and jim comedy this and pulled it away? >> hard to imagine a donald trump concession speech that would be humble and acknowledge that he lost. he seems to be laying the groundwork for something to blame. to me, the argument about a rigged system, i'm not certain that that's actually something that could drive out more votes. i mean, a lot of voters will probably say, some voters say, if it's rigged what's the point of actually voting? >> exactly. one of the key questions if he
does lose and lays out a rigged system argument in his speech, does he, though, accept the results? because that has been the big question nap is the particular danger in this more so than talking about a system being rigged. do you at the end still accept results? >> my dad used to say winners don't whine. to get to the magic number, donald trump needs to rewrite or recolor the map. quiz question for you today -- did you early vote? tell us at cnn.com/earlyvote. let us know. you knmegared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, your brain, and your joints really love them too?
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welcome back pap quick reset of the race, advantage clinton in the final hours. a big national lead is why. four points for secretary clinton. heading into the final week and national cnn poll of polls, favorable. bigger lead than barack obama in 2012 and bigger than george bush in 2004. these don't always win
presidential election. we pick our president state by state. here's the question. in this frenetic final day is there a path for donald trump? hillary clinton thinks thoroughly voting getting nevada. puts her over the top. 274 in her count. a hypothetical scenario, the clinton campaign thinks they'll win north carolina because of earl voting. trump campaign pushes back. give it to her for the sake of this. and what if hillary clinton wins these other states? hypothetical. if she does, can donald trump still win? why he's targeting the big blue states. donald trump must win arizona for starters. getting him to 215. no brainer. must bin florida. loses florida, forget about it. game over. wins arizona and florida, take away blues and come back? in the final days donald trump says i will take pennsylvania and going to take michigan nap would do it. 1988. the last time those two big blues went red. democrats say, dream on, donald.
his campaign says, watch tomorrow. >> a warrior, did six stops yesterday. we have five today. this is his style. go and take his case directly to the people. yesterday was phenomenal. dipped into minnesota. blue wall. had team clinton on the runs in terms of where they're schedule, deploy super surrogates in the final days and not talking about blue states. talking flipping blue states. we have six routes to 270. >> from trump campaign manager kellyanne conway to hillary clinton. campaigning in one of the states donald trump hopes to win. this is pittsburgh, pennsylvania. >> -- vote for your families. vote for your futures. vote on the issues that matter to you, because they are on the ballot. not just my name and my opponent's name. i want to thank tom kaliccio for
coming out here, in the middle of opening up another one of his great restaurants, but he said he's got these two small kids and he just had to come and be part of lifting up this election and creating the kind of commitment that will bring a record-breaking number of americans to vote. we are on the path to see more americans vote than we have ever seen in our history. [ cheers ] and i -- i am hoping that you won't just come out and vote. obviously, i hope you vote for me, but i also hope -- i hope you will send katie mcginty to the united states senate! we've got some great elected officials here, and i want to recognize congressman mike
doyle. county executive rich fitzgerald. from pittsburgh, mayor bill peduto. from braddock, pa, mayor john federman. but mostly i'm here to say thanks. thanks for taking time out to think about what's -- what the stakes are -- i love you all, too. absolutely! [ cheers and applause ] [ chanting "hillary! " ] >> so -- for those who are still making up your minds or thinking, maybe -- maybe it's not worth voting at all, let me just say, the choice in this election could not be clearer.
it really is between division or unity. between strong and steady leadership or a loose cannon. between an company that works for everyon, not just those at the top, and an economy that is set up and runs for those at the top. now, i have spent my public career fighting for kids and families and standing up for our country, and if you give me the privilege of your vote tomorrow, that is what i will do every single day of my presidency. i will get up in the white house -- [ cheers and applause ] -- and i will think about what i can do that day to knock down barriers, to create opportunities so that you have the chance to fulfill your own dreams. you see, i believe america's
best days are still ahead of us. now, that doesn't mean we don't have to work for it, because we do. that doesn't mean that we can just expect it to happen, as kind of a birthright. but i really believe that. i would not have worked for 18 months, traveled across our country, thought as hard as i have about what we need to do and how to do it together. proudly stand up and defend the legacy of president obama, which has given our country progress in the right direction. if i did not believe with all my heart that we could do this. right? we can do this! we don't have to accept a dark and divisive vision for america. tomorrow you can vote for a
hopeful, inclusive, big-hearted america. and -- [ cheers and applause ] -- our core values are being tested in this election, and i know that people are frustrated. a lot of people feel left out and left behind. there's fear, even anger in our country. but i've got to say, anger is not a plan, my friends. if we're going to harness our energy and try to overcome our problems, then we've got to start talking to each other again, and we have to get good ideas wherever they come from. last night i was in manchester, new hampshire, and i was with -- i was with mr. khan, whose son
captain qian was killed while serving in iraq. you might remember him from the democratic convention. he was not a man to be on the stage at a political convention, but when he heard my opponent say what he said about muslims, and he looked at the [ inaudible ] that had been draped on his son's coffin, he felt compelled to speak out. he spoke powerfully about what america means to him, and how we have to defend our values and our constitution. as he said last night, his son serving in the united states army with his unit saw something suspicious, moved towards it to check it out, telling his men to stay behind, and when the car exploded, he lost his life.
[ muted ] the bronze star and the purple heart, but as mr. khan said, when you listen to all of the people that my opponent has insulted and denigrated, would there be a place in donald trump's america for captain khan? the khan family gives me hope, because they truly believe in the values of this great country of ours, and they have stood up holding the constitution as he did at the convention to say people around the world cherish this constitution, believe in our values, [ muted ] a source of hope for billions of people. we will never, ever let has go, and we will [ muted ] someone rip it away in the kind of
negative, divisive, hateful campaign that we have seen in this election. sometimes when i hear my opponent speak, i don't recognize -- that doesn't mean we don't have problems and challenges. it doesn't mean that, do more to help our country get better economic opportunities. of course we do. i believe we can -- i love our country. i love the american people. i know what we are capable of! throughout our history, generations of americans have risen together to meet the tests of their time. they defended democracy, built the greatest middle class the world has -- >> hillary clinton there in
pittsburgh, pennsylvania. allegheny county. going live now to president obama trying to help her out in the another traditionally blue state, ann arbor, michigan. >> tomorrow -- tomorrow -- you will choose whether we continue this journey of progress, or whether it all goes out the window. tomorrow you get to choose between a politics of blame and divisiveness and resentment, or you can choose the politics that says, we're all stronger together. [ cheers and applause ] i've got some -- i've got some friends with me here who believe in that better politics. your out standing u.s. senator gary peters in is the house. representative debbie dingell. restive brenda lawrence. representative sandy levin. some people who aren't quite as famous, but i want to take a minute to thank, because i'm
feeling a little sentimental. this is going to be my last -- probably my last day of campaigning for a while. [ cheers and applause ] but -- but not just here in michigan. all across america i want to say thanks to the organizers of, of so many grassroots efforts. there are some organizers here who got their start on my first campaign. and they have never stopped working. picking up phone, hitting the streets. living breatheding the hard work of change every single day. you are the best organizers on the planet. i am so proud of you, and it is because of you that i'm here today, and it's because of you and the work you do that we've got a chance to continue to make history tomorrow. now, think about where we were eight years ago. the thing is, i just realized
some of you were like tim. some of you were -- let's admit it. while i was out there campaigning, you were watching the disney channel. she's nodding. it's true. i loved icarly. i got you. i understand. josh and drake. [ cheers ] see? see, i know, because i was sitting there. although i had a soft spot for "spongebob." "spongebob" was probably my favorite, because malia and sasha, they wouldn't let me watch what i wanted to watch, but for those of you who don't quite remember eight years ago, we were living through two long wars, going through the worst economic crisis in 80 years. and because of the resilience and strength of the american people, but also because you gave me a chance to put in place
policies on behalf of working families. we were able to turn the page. we took what could have been a great depression and turned it into recovery. our businesses turned job losses into 15.5 million new jobs. we saw an auto industry that was flat on its back roar its way back to break new records. the unemployment rate in michigan, below the national average, and across the nation -- unemployment rate was cut in half. last year incomes went up faster than any time in 30 years. poverty went down faster than any time in 30 years. 20 million americans have health insurance that didn't have it before. we doubled our production of clean energy. became the world leader in
fighting climate change. brought home so many of our men and women in uniform. took out osama bin laden. [ cheers and applause ] high school graduation rates, all-time high. college graduation, all-time high. marriage equality, a reality from coast to coast. [ cheers and applause ] that happened because people in '08 decided to choose hope over fear. and over the course of these eight years, all across 50 states, i've always seen what made america great. i have seen you. americans of every faith, every background, republicans and democrats, who understand that we're stronger together.
young, old, men, women, black, white, latino, asian, native american, people with disabilities, gay, straight, all of us pledging allegiance to the red, white and blue. that's the america i know, and there's only one candidate in this race who's devoted her life to that better america, and that is the next president of the united states -- hillary clinton! [ cheers and applause ] but, michigan, all that progress goes down the drain if we don't win tomorrow. this race will be close here in michigan, just like it will be in a lot of parts of the country. and nigh itknow it's been a lon campaign and the end of every campaign brings all kinds of craziness, noise, diz tractistr
and those voting for the first time, this is kind of strange. it's not always like that. i want you to tune out all the noise, and i want you just to focus, because the choice you face when you step into the voting booth, it really cannot be clearer. donald trump is temperamentally unfit to be commander in chief. and -- and i -- look, think about this. over the weekend his campaign took away his twitter account. now, if your closest advisers don't trust you to tweet, then how can we trust him with the nuclear codes? [ cheers ] he's unqualified to be america's chief executive. he brags that he's a business guy, but we've got a lot of businessmen and women who succeed without stiffing small businesses, and workers.
once they've already done work for you and then suddenly you don't pay them and basically say because i got more lawyers than you i don't have to pay you? this is the first candidate in decades to hide his tax returns. he hasn't paid his federal until taxes in years. which means that -- which means that he's not contributing to our veterans. he's not contributing to our troops. he's not contributing to our outstanding public universities. and, by the way, since we're in michigan, i -- take a look at what he said about the auto industry. now, remember, when i came into office, the industry was flat on its back. and we made some tough decisions to bring workers, management, everybody together in order to revitalize the industry. just last summer, donald trump said, you could have let it go bankrupt, frankly.
tha that -- wow. i want you to understand had the big three gone bankrupt or two of the three gone bankrupt that could have cost a million jobs across this country nap could have killed michigan's economy. but donald trump didn't stop there. he actually suggested shipping michigan's auto jobs to states that don't have unions so they can pay their workers less. don't boo! so -- so he -- i mean, he said this. look it up. he said, squeeze michigan, make michigan hurt. then your auto workers would have no choice but to accept less pay nap is not somebody's hoop a champion for working people. don't boo! >> all: vote. >> he can't hear your boos but he'll hear your votes tomorrow! [ cheers and applause ]
>> this is not somebody who's ap champion for working families. for all of his tough talk about china, he uses chinese steel in his hotels. he's given jobs to chinese steel workers, not american steel workers. for all of his tough talk on trade, the trade war hi threatens to trigger might well damage the auto industry all over again. every time my administration has brought a trade enforcement case against china that's been decided the united states of america has won. that's how you stand up for american workers. so -- so to every auto worker on the assembly line right here in michigan, to every small business owner, after bakeep, every teacher in communities that deperntd on the auto industry, i think i've earned some credibility here. [ cheers and applause ] plants that were closing when i took office are working double
shift now. the auto industry has record sales. i think i've earned some credibility here. manufacturing jobs have grown at the fastest rate since the '90s, when another clinton was president, i think we've earned some credibility here. so when i tell you that donald trump is not the guy who's going to look out for you, you need to listen. do not be bamboozled. don't fall for the okey-doke. in his 70 years on earth, the donald has never shown any regard for working folks, i don't think he knows working people, except for the folks who clean up in his hotels and the folk whose mow the fairway on his golf course. he didn't care about working people then. he won't now. meanwhile, hillary clinton is going to put forward the biggest investment in new jobs since world war ii. friends, she's got plans to grow
manufacturing. planning to boost people's wages, plans to help students with their college debt. specific plans. not vague plans. not imagination plans. not plans that don't add up. she knows how to do it, and that's why she needs to be the next president of the united states, as long as you vote. now, let me tell you something else i've learned about this job, michigan. >> i love you! >> i love you, too, but i got business to do here. hang on. one thing you learn about this job is, who you are. what you are doesn't change once you move into the oval office. it only gets magnified pap spotlight is put on you. it's like an ekg for your character. if you denigrate minority before you take office then you'll denigrate minorities after you take office. if you think of immigrants as
criminals and rapists when you're running for office, then that's how you're going to think once you're in office. 23 you mock people with disabilities, or treat women as objects, calling them pigs and dogs and rating them on a one to ten scale instead of based on their character and intelligence, then that's how you're going to think when you're in office. if you insult p.o.w.s and talk down our troops and say you know more than our generals do about fighting terrorism, even though you don't know the difference tw between shia and sunni, then that's how you're going to conduct yourself as commander in chief. you know, it's bad being arrogant when you know what you're talking about. but it's really bad being arrogant when you don't know
what you're talking about. if you accept the support of klan sympathizers, if they say they really like what you're doing and you're kind of slow to denounce or separate yourself from them, that's what you're going to do when you're in office. if you disrespect the constitution by threatening to shut down a free press when they write things you don't like, or threaten to throw your opponent in jail while you're in the middle of a presidential debate. or discriminate against people of different faiths, that's what you will do when you're in office, regardless of the oath to uphold the constitution that you have to take in this office. so donald trump is uniquely unqualified to hold this job. but the good news, michigan is you are uniquely qualified to make sure he does not get the job! [ cheers and applause ] but you've got to xloemt you've got to vote tomorrow to make that happen.
and the good news is, you don't just have to vote against something. you actually have a candidate who's worthy of your vote. a candidate who is smart. a candidate who is steady. a candidate who's tested. probably the most qualified person ever to run for this office. the next president of the united states -- hillary clinton! [ cheers and applause ] i will tell you, sometimes i get frustrated watching the coverage of this election. there's a bunch of it that has not been on the level, but i want to tell you something right now, the way campaigns have unfolded, we just start accepting crazy stuff as normal. and people, if they just repeat a text enough, and outright lies over and over again, as long as it's on facebook and people can
see it, as long as it's on social media, people start believing it, and it creates this dust cloud of nonsense. so i've had to bite my tongue after a lot of the nonsense i've heard about hillary. i know chelsea has. can you matimagine? crazy conspiracy theorizing, but i know hillary. she's somebody who dedicated her life to making this country better. think about how she got her start as a young woman? she was about her age, while donald trump and his dad were being sued by the justice department for die nienying hou to african-american, hillary was going door to door making sure kids got an equal education. she has not stopped fighting for justice or equality ever since. she'll be smart. she'll be steady. she actually respects working americans. she'll make sure the economy
works for everybody who are still struggling out there. folks who feel like they're not getting a fair shake. she will work her heart out to create jobs that families can live on. child dhar can y child care can you afford. fight for students struggling with college debt. fight to make sure women get paid for doing the same work as a guy. [ cheers and applause ] she knows workers deserve a higher minimum wage. she knows how the world works. she will make sure to keep america strong and respected. she won't turn people against each other just to win an election. she will be a leader for all of us. because she knows we're stronger together. and that's what this all comes down to, michigan. i said this before. the most important office in a democracy is not president, it's not senator, it's not
congressmen or mayor, it is the office of citizen. the most powerful word in our democracy is the word "we." we the people. we shall overcome. yes, we can. america has never been -- >> all: yes we can! yes we can! yes, we can! yes, we can! yes, we can! >> america is not about one -- what one person can do for you. i didn't say, "yes i can." i said, "yes we can." i told you i wasn't a perfect man, wouldn't be a perfect president but i said i will work alongside you, work as hard as i ask to make sure that all of us together can advance the causes we believe in. what we can achieve together through this sometimes frustrating often slow but
ultimately enduring role that we play in self-government. this is what this country runs on. is you deciding that you care enough about it to get involved. even when the odds are steep. even when the road is long, that's our history. that's why patriots chose revolution over tyranny. that's how g.i.s your age defeated fascism. that's how women found the courage to reach for the ballot. that's how marchers crossed the bridge in selma. that's how workers organized for collective bargains and better wages. they did it together. in this country, you don't have to be born to wealth or privilege to make a difference. you don't have to practice a certain faith, or look a certain way to bend the arc of hisly in a better direction.
hisly in history. all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights. that's what makes america exceptional. all of us equal. all of us having a voice. all of us making a claim on the american dream. all of us fulfilling our responsibilities, and not just enjoying the rights of this incredible nation, this amazing experiment in self-government. that's what it's about. and so, michigan, whatever credibility i've earned, after eight years as president, i am asking you to trust me on this one. i already voted. i voted for hillary clinton. because i am absolutely confident that when she is president, this country will be in good hands. and i'm asking to you do the same. especially the young people here. it isn't that often in your life
where you know you can make a difference. it's not that often you've got a chance to move history in a better direction. this is one of those moments. this is one of those moments. don't threat slip away. you have the chance to reject a course divisive, mean-spirited politics that would take us backwards. you can elect a leader who spent her entire life trying to appeal to the better nature, angels of our nature. the chance to elect our first female president. [ cheers and applause ] a president who will be an example for our daughters and our sons, and so after all of the noise, after the negative ads, after all the campaigning, all the rallies, it now just comes down to you. it's out of hillary's hands, out of michelle's hands, out of my hands. it's in your hands. the fate of our