Donald Trump Campaign Rally in Miami CSPAN October 23, 2015 7:00pm-8:01pm EDT
the b2. the point is those planes were built in such a way that we have been able to enhance their capabilities as new technology has come along for decades. that's what we need to do with the next generation bomber. it needs to be something that we know we can get off the ground for a reasonable price and then as new technologies become available integrate them into the system. whether you can do that with an aircraft carrier --i got in a huge amount of trouble when i made the mistake of telling them at their meeting we ought to think long and hard about the long-term missions of aircraft carriers and particularly as china was working on their antiaccess area denial capabilities. but i think that -- we need to think about these systems more in terms of how we can get the
best technology we can that we have available that we know works, build it and enhance it as we go along. that may not get to the most tremendously advanced capability but you'll have a larger number. i mean, one of the reasons the number of navy ships is down so far, each shift has become so incredibly expensive. you know, we have a lot of quality, i mean, there's a lot of technological capability in these things. another one of my favorite quotes from unlikely source is joseph stollen. at a certain point, quantity has a quality all of its own. [laughter] >> and it goes to the chairman's point, you can't have the same aircraft carrier persian gulf
and china sea at the same time. having the most advance technology in the world doesn't help if you can only afford have 20 of them. >> and modularize so that you can upgrade. that's an important concept. thank you, i appreciate. >> in the defense bill we do require studies on other platforms, maybe not do away with the carrier but the dependency on one company built -- building it contributes to the problem, i think you would agree with, dr. gates. >> absence of competition is never good. >> senator cotton. >> thank you very much for your lifetime of service to our country and national security interest in particular, your four and a half years, saved
hundreds if not thousands of lives in afghanistan. i appreciate it. in those many years as a leader in america's national security establishment, can you recall a time when your strategic interest was at threatened as they are today in the asia continent? >> i think it's probably fair to say that we not had as many challenges in as many widespread of the world -- >> has a global interest, you might say like the united states is russia, given some of russia's recent provocations not just in europe but the middle east, do you think as part of defense reform we should look at
rebasing structures in europe to include the possibility of moving permanently station groups in nato if not poland? >> i think that we need to increase -- first of all, let me say, i agree with the steps that have been taken to increase the presence of nato and u.s. forces in eastern europe particularly in poland. i think the idea of having equipment sets as the pentagon is thinking about has a lot of merit in terms of having the equipment already prepositioned in europe. i think i would -- i think i would work very closely with our nato partners in terms of wisdom of having permanent u.s. bases in poland or in the boltic
states. there is always the risk of taking a step too far and creating a consequence that you were trying to prevent in the first place, and -- and as in a case of eastern ukraine the russians have more capability and a lot shorter supply lines than we do. but enhancing the defensive patrolling out of the states challenging russian aircraft and go beyond where they should go and having regular exercises in eastern europe, the truth is putin has provocked -- provoked all of this. when the united states would propose having an exercise in
poland or in the baltic states our nato counterparts wanted no part of it. one of the things putin has achieved is createing that allies are agreeing to participate. i totally support advance kit over there, i totally support the rotational presence and increased presence of our forces and our nato forces. whether you want to go to permanent is a tougher question. >> another thing putin has done is display advances and missile technology to go along with boast he has made. given that vladimir putin has nuclear weapons that hold all of europe at risk, why do you think he would be considering
developing such a missile, what does that tell us the way he conceiving the military strategy? >> russian defense minister as early as 2007 approached me about doing away with the inf treaty and he said, irony is that the united states and russia that cannot have range missiles. now, of course, if we do away with it we would not put those missiles in the west, we will put them in the south and in the east, meaning, iran and china. i wasn't sure i believed that at the time. so they have been interested in getting out of the treaty for several years, just as we talked away from the abm treaty early in the second bush administration, it would not surprise me in the least to see russia walk away and have the
opportunity to deploy more of these missiles. >> should we, a, consider their offer, and b, regardless, should we consider to begin develop of nuclear war heads that would be smaller to counter the threat that vladimir putin is beginning to pose? >> my answer would be yes, practically speaking i spent the entire four and a half years that i was secretary of defense trying to get the executive, first the executive branch and then the congress to figure out a way to modernize the nuclear weapons we already have. that effort was a signal failure. until -- if i have to have a priority on developing nuclear weapons, it would be to modernize the ones we already have to make them safer and more reliable rather than building new ones. >> thank you.
>> with some b-52 they enjoy flying them more than ever. you are also a member of the indiana university family and we are very proud of that fact. i wanted to talk for a second about some of the after effects of the battles we have been in and that is the veterans administration and work together with the department of defense and we've had glitches, things like sharing health records, aligning the drug when handout comes, matching up disability ratings and i was wondering if in your time -- that you learned, any recommendation that is you have for us that can help make the transition better that can help work together better, any glitches you saw that, look, they still exist, look, how do we remove this and take care of
this? >> i saw a lot of glitches. and i would find repeatedly -- i work with two secretaries of va that i thought were a very-caliber people and they were very intent on helping veterans. the problem was that when we would meet we and our deputies would meet and agree to do things, it would all fall apart the second he and i were on top of it. this is one case where i think i was better able in defense department to make sure things got done, but in va, particularly under secretary, i just had the feeling that he was -- he was sort of on the bridge of the ship and he had the big wheel in his hands but all the
cables below the wheel had been cut off in the part of the organization, and he was just spinning the wheel. we worked on electronic records and frankly a lot has been accomplished, not nearly as much as there could have been but i just -- i had the feeling, first of all, the bureaucracies were at each other's throats as to whose computer programs they were going to use. va's or dod's, we would go back and forth on this and would get briefings. so i think that the bottom line answer is to reaffirm what everybody knows, that is there are huge problems in dealing with veterans issues. my objective had been i wanted the transition to -- for let's say a soldier to be seemless,
that he almost didn't know when he passed from dod to va hands because it was done electronically and so on. and unfortunately we are just not there. my own view on these issues, and i'm not an expert on veterans affairs, but i think the idea if you can't get an appointment at a va hospital within a reasonable period of time, then you're automatically granted a voucher to get help from somebody in the private sector so that you can get treated quickly, but va was as unprepared for long wars as the department of defense was. they were dealing with basically their youngest people they were dealing with, mostly vietnam people. people, chairmans in my age. all of a sudden they had this
gigantic influx of young men, mainly, who were wounded and would need rehabilitation for years and years and they were totally unprepared to deal with that. >> let me ask you one area that you dealt extensively with and that is trying to reduce suicides in active duty military. one of the areas that we're pushing on as well is to try to move decision making down to leaders and others who deal every day with the soldier. do you have any additional recommendations that you think could make a difference in reducing the suicide rate? >> one of the things that we discovered, and my guess it hasn't been improved since i left, as we went to out to higher a lot of mental health
professionals to work in our hospital and wounded warrior unit, basically weren't enough of those professionals to be able to -- for us to access to be able to make as big a dent in the problem as we wanted. one of the ideas that i had that frankly i never got the chance to push was that just as -- just as there is legislation that if -- if a young man or woman goes to medical skill, military will pay for their medical education. one thing you all might look at is whether that could be extended to mental health professionals as well. first of all, it would give the military more of these assets that we need and so we could have people at almost every base and post but when they leave the
military feel a real need in american society as a whole. >> thank you, thank you mr. chairman. >> we will take that suggestion on board, mr. secretary. senator lee. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, dr. gates for being with us. we appreciate your service and your willingness to come back today even though as you note in your book it's not the favorite thing to do to testify in the hearings and i can't blame you. a lot of military analysts have lamented at some length the growth of the past two or three decades as the military bureaucracy referring to support staff or headquarter staff,
civilians, contractors, all of the above and that a lot of this occurs, growth occurs at the expense of the militaries core operational forces. so, in other words we get a lot of growth, a lot of movement but not necessarily a lot of forward process because we are not growing the part of the military that does things, does the work that the military is there to do. how much of this growth in headquarters and support service s occurred as the united states became involved in the wars in afghanistan, in iraq? >> well, as your question implies, it began before those wars but i think that the amount of money that began to flow to the -- to the department of department after 9/11 really,
really removed any con -- constraints for hiring additional people. one of the things as you're probably aware, a couple of commanders got into a lot of trouble by giving interviews to various press outlets. that got them in trouble with the president. well, what i discovered was that commands had gone out to hire contractors to provide with public relations advice. this was not something that had seemed to me that a combat and commander needed. >> at least not for the purpose of fighting wars. >> so in 2010 we put some very severe constraints -- in fact, we froze contractor, the number of contractors and then put some restrictions in place that would require the different parts of the department begin reducing
the number of contractors. we also tried as part of the overhead effort in 19 -- in 2010 when we found the $180 billion in savings in overhead, the measures that we were taking included a number of cutbacks in terms of headquarter staffing, i mentioned earlier, we had as part of the plan cutting 50 general officer slots. one of the things we discovered had been a great creep so that where you might have a three-star commander of the air forces in europe at one time, you now had a four star, so how do you push that back down because they all have -- if you go from three to four stars you get more staff and so on and so forth. so we have a pretty good idea how we can go after those kinds
of everhead but -- overhead but it requires a continuing pressure on the institution and accountability of you said you were going to cut x number, have you done it and if not why not. >> how are these issues, meaning the relationship between size of dod bureaucracy, how is the size of dod bureaucracy related to the scope of the missions that would become involved in around the world? in other words, if the united states would take a more involved or less involved role in addressing various crisis around the world, what affect that might have on the size of the headquarters in support structures for the military services in combat and command? >> when it comes to headquarters, whichever you went you can cut the numbers. >> you can cut them either way?
it need not necessarily follow from audition to get involved in a particular conflict but we have to grow the pentagon, we have to grow the support staff or the military bureaucracy to a corresponding degree? >> that's my believe. >> my time has expired, thank you. >> thank you for your service to our nation and continuing service. i wonder if you could talk a little bit about the connectivity between the department of defense and the va, and i know that was an issue very much on your mind when you were secretary. from what you've seen has there been improvement, for example,
in transfer of medical records and services that are provided to military men and women when they are about to leave the military? could you give us your assessment? >> we were begin to go -- >> we will leave last minutes to join rally in miami. it has just begin. [shouting] >> beautiful, beautiful. thank you. man, this is something special. you know, i said to all of my managers i just want to do it here. you may not be able to get the cars here. the place is 100% full and i know a lot of you had to walk a great distance. to have you here is great. thank you, thank you. unbelievable. [shouting]
>> you know, i want to start by thanking the fire department, they have a lot of people in here, i have to tell you, and i want to really thank the fire department and the police. hey, fellows come up here, come up. come here. get up here. these guys have been so incredible today with the traffic and everything and i just want to thank our police department, they have been absolutely incredible, look at these guys. [shouting] >> look at these guys. nobody is going to mes with them. look at them. [shouting] >> thank you very much, fellows. they don't want to leave the
stage. you'll never leave. [shouting] >> and the fire department like wise, they have been incredible. thank you very much. you know -- [shouting] >> is there nothing like miami? nothing, nothing like miami. [shouting] incredible. so when i was a little boy my father always loved to golf, he didn't have time to play golf. he had a beautiful swing, actually. he used to love coming here and it was the hottest resort in the country. this is a long time ago. i won't say how many years because i like to think i'm a very young person. [shouting] >> but a long time ago.
at the beginning and he would say let's go -- would walk around and who would have ever thought that some day i'd own this place, who would ever thought, who would ever thought? but what happened is it had five dousers, almost 800 acres right in the smack of the middle of miami, incredible location, right near the airport, ten minutes away and always did well, always the top places, and then sadly wall street got a whole of -- hold of it, they are going to pay taxes, don't worry about it. they're friends of mine, don't worry. you know, you know, what happened is it became a money thing and it was like playing cards and they traded every year
and every three years, somebody would make a lot of money. it was like musical chairs like this and they'd sell it and somebody would own it three to five years. everybody made a lot of money except for the last group that i bought it from. i bought it and when i bought it i bought it from the smart group but the market had crashed. you know all about the crash and i got it for the right price. i signed for x dollars, 170 million, but then i said, you know, maybe i can make a better deal before i close. so i went to blows with ivanka. [shouting] >> we love ivanka. i went in with ivanka and i said, watch, let's see if we can make $20 million.
that's true. so i have a contract for -- i never told the story, actually. i have a contract for 170 and i had all these good-looking brilliant young men in front of me and they all wore suspenders without the jackets. they were all like tom cruise, you can't get better casting. all of that media, look at that media back there. look at these people. wow. now, they're all right. i'm going to tell you media stories in a little while. no, but they're central casting. handsome, beautiful, top schools, harvard, they go to stanford. and i said, i want to showoff to my daughter. i have this great daughter. so i go in and said, dad, they're not going to cut, they have a contract for 170.
that doesn't mean we can't make it much better. so what happens i tell these guys, there's no way i'm paying $170 million. i'm not doing it. i'm not doing it. they said you have to pay it, you have to pay it, beautiful guys, you have to pay it, you really have to and i said, there's no way. that'sthat's all right. usa, usa. [shouting] usa! usa! usa! >> don't hurt him, don't hurt him. you can get him out but don't
hurt him. we don't want anyone getting hurt. don't get hurt. that's what freedom of speech, it's all freedom of speech. you know that. you know that. [shouting] >> right. that's all right. that's what the country is all about. i mean, we have to be able to speak and everyone once in a while a little bit disrupted but it doesn't take long. it doesn't take long. so let me just finish the story,
thank you. too bad we had to throw him out but sometimes you have to throw people out. you have to do it. [shouting] >> you have to do it. look at that size. look at the size of that sign. can you believe that. thank you, beautiful. i think i'll tell my people let's bring that home and by the way, we have plenty of time tonight. i'm here all night. you know, tomorrow night we're in jacksonville florida, we have at least 15,000 people probably 20,000 people tomorrow night, so it's going to be great. so anyway, so let me tell you because it has to do with the country. so i go into the room and say,
fellows, the contract is not right, this place is in much worse place than you told me, you have to have it signed before you could do this. i have gone all over and it's not fair what you're selling me, you shouldn't be selling, i'm not closing this deal, i'll give you 100. [shouting] >> web i want to impress my daughter. the art of the deal. nothing wrong. i said it wasn't in the shape you're supposed to be in. so granted about condition and they said we are never going to cut ten cents, within about two minutes they said, would you take $20 million off, they said, would you agree to 20 million
mr. trump. so within about four minutes, i saved $20 million. they cut the price. can you believe it? [shouting] >> and they said, we should be doing the same thing for our country, right? right? [shouting] >> so my daughter was very impressed and i mean, the whole thing took less than five minutes and the actual number -- i actually saved $20 million and i just said, ivanka, we just bought the furniture. that's very nice. i had a decision to make, we had a great place, the decision was do we fix it -- [shouting]
>> by the way, you know, the saddest part, probably three over there and five over there and they'll be the story and not the thousands of people that love our country. amazing. [shouting] >> it's amazing. no, no. the sad part. i had an incident two weeks ago, we had 9,000 people in an arena and we had five people protesting, they became the story. it's too bad. [shouting] >> they're gone. you know, we have -- we'll have little pockets.
but it is a shame. it just shows, so we have shows of people and you'll have three or four people protest and tomorrow morning protestors at trump. so then i had a decision to make and the decision was do we give it to b jobs, c jobs, a jobs, what do we do and we gave it the a plus job and we built something that we loved. we built something. really love. and what happened -- i'll let them get out. go ahead and get them out. [shouting] >> see the first group i was nice. take your time. the second group i was pretty nice. the third group i'll be a little more violent and the fourth group i'll say, get the hell out of here.
[shouting] >> so i had to make a decision, what do we do with doral, do we do the best job and rip it down and make a magnificent place, the bones were tired, a lot of people are from the area and i said we have to do it right and we basically as you know, new clubhouses, this room new, one of the great ballrooms, we have five ballrooms, 700 rooms, we have the golf courses, are world class and we wanted to the it right and a man came up to me outside, he hadn't been here in 25 years and it was very interesting. i won't say he was an older fellow but he was an older fellow and he said, you know,
mr. trump, this place is magnificent. and by the way, david, wherever the hell you are, our president and general manager, he has done some incredible job, and this is now the hottest resort of its kind anywhere in the united states, it's bringing tremendous business to the miami area and doral area and it has become the hottest place. in fact, the fga tour gave us a ten-year extension in the tournament which they never do. they never do that. so it it's become a really, really successful place. this gentleman came up to me and it was so simple and yet so beautiful, mr. trump, i hadn't been back here in 25 years, it was in very, very bad shape. i actually bought it out of
bankruptcies that i know really well, and i said, well, that's very nice. you know, mr. trump, if you could do the same for the united states as you did here, it would be unbelievable, unbelievable. it was great. i thought it was great. i thought it was great. and you know, doing it for the united states might be easier than what we had to do here as crazy as it sounds. that's what we have to do. we owe $19 trillion, our infrastructure is in such trouble, such trouble -- [shouting]
usa, usa, usa! >> hey, isn't this more fun than having like a normal deal? right? right? i mean, supposedly you had a normal speech, we talked and talked and talked, the evening ends, we go home, this is more fun, right? [shouting] you know, they used to call it the silent majority but they don't use that anymore because frankly it's no longer silent because we're not going to take this crap anymore. we're not going to take it anymore. [shouting] >> we are not going to take it anymore.
it is true, you know, for years you haven't heard the term silent majority. i don't know, it was a long time ago. people thought it was politically incorrect. it's not silent. everywhere i go we have the biggest crowds. we left oklahoma, dallas, texas, where the mavericks play, we had 20,000, mobile, alabama, 35,000. i go to iowa, i go to new hampshire, south carolina, unbelievable crowds all over. there's love in the room, it's incredible. and you know, and there's nothing silent about it. we are sick and tired of incompetent people running our government.
[shouting] >> so i did something today that was quite exciting, although i think actually owning doral is more exciting, but that's okay. but i did something today that was interesting and it got a lot of press, i see it got a lot of press. these have these things called super pacs, nobody knows what they have, it's the dumbest thing i've ever seen and all of the candidates have super pacs and they are controlled to a large extent by investors, they're controlled by lobbyist, special interest, countries, you know, when you wonder why our politicians make such bad deals with foreign countries and with other deals, it's because they're totally controlled by people that benefit even if our country doesn't benefit. it's true.
[shouting] >> and the super pacs are a disaster, you have jeb bush, did anybody ever hear of jeb bush? [shouting] >> you have jeb bush has $125 million. honestly, i don't think it's going to help him, i'll be honest. if it helps him, then i can't figure the whole deal out. hey, look, i used to be the guy that gives a lot of money. when they come up to me and say, we want to give you money, when you go to number one, everybody wants to give you money, it's incredible. they don't care so much about anything other than the companies they represent. they don't care so much and some do but most don't, they want influence, they want power, they want to take these people like little puppets and say you do as
i told you because i gave you $5 million and you better do it. well, nobody is giving me anything. okay, anything. nothing. [shouting] >> and so what happened is i noticed over the last couple of weeks everybody is forming a trump super pac. i'm not forming. they're all over the place. i heard four, then i heard we had five and then i heard we had nine or ten. now, i don't know, are they good or is it a scam, because you know some of them -- some of them, seriously, some of them i assume are like legitimate people, they love trump, they'll go ahead and do whatever they're supposed to do, they're supposed to be independent and others, i would imagine they probably pay themselves salaries. who the hell knows what happens with all the money.
i did something. i haven't gotten any of this money. none of it. i feel guilty about that. i feel foolish, actually, and we wrote notices and notification and sent them to the government, to the people, everybody, that we don't want super pacs, that we don't want anything to do with them, to close them up idea and i saw the other day, two young nice looking guys, they opened an art of the deal, i think it's called the art of the deal super pac after my book, by the way, we are having a new book come out on november 3rd, i think it's going to be great. [shouting] >> the art of the deal super pac. they love trump, we are going to do this. probably it's true. i don't want to take -- i don't want it, i don't want any help. the one thing we do is people
send in small donations like small ones, a woman 7.50 with a four-page letter. another woman $50, $30, $90, 250, but that i love because number one you can't send it back, how do you send a letter back to a woman who loves the country who is giving a lot of money. that's like giving a million dollars to a rich person. how do you send the 7.50 back? you can't. there's no letter you can write. that's true. there's no letter that you can write to that woman to say, we don't want your money, okay. so that's the only, we take it and comes in and that's the only stuff we want. but we don't want any of the big money. we don't want any big money, and so today i did something, started getting big press this evening because nobody has ever done it, i disclaimed i don't want any of it, i i don't want
their money. [shouting] >> and i said very strongly when we wrote the letter and i told my attorneys and everybody that i think every candidate running right now for the presidency should disavow the super pac. disavow their super pac. you know, and these super pacs are really running the campaigns. they're running the campaigns. first as i hear in iowa that there's going to be a merger of ben carson, and i like him, he's a nice guy, they are going to merge super pacs and they have been running the campaign and he doesn't hardly have to go that. i'm not allowed to do anything. it's really unfair. i think they shouldn't be allowed to do that. i don't know if they're allowed to do that. how do you have super pacs
running campaigns? so you have super pacs with millions of millions of dollars running a campaign, do you think people that are giving tremendous money, do you think they control the candidates 100%? the answer is yes. well, you have all the super pacs -- i don't know who these people are. here is what's happening. all candidates disavow your super pacs, run for office and be proud, drop them. drop them. [shouting] >> and ideally give the money back to the people that put it up there. that's what you should do. so we'll see what happens. but to me it's very important. the super pac is a terrible
thing that's happening to the country. it's a terrible, terrible thing and it's controlling politicians, they're puppets. it's controlling our politicians. i mean, bush had somebody the other day going to berlin, germany to pick up money. berlin, germany. what do you think germany gets out of that one? okay, other people have tremendous amounts of money put up and we can't have that anymore. we have to bring honesty to politics. that is all. [shouting] >> thank you. thank you. thank you. so a very interesting thing happened. very sad today, very, very sad. we know the press is very
dishonest. not all of them. [shouting] >> not all of them but we have them all back there. look at those cameras, look at those suckers. they are all covering. they are all covering. they are covering trump and they're covering you. and they'll all be with us tomorrow night in jacksonville. and by the way, if you can, it's going to be wild, come back up. it's going to be wild. so a crazy thing happened. i love polls, everybody knows i love polls. i wonder what would happen if trump wasn't number one in the poll, and somebody said if he wasn't number one maybe he would drop out of the race, believe me, i'm not dropping out of anything. that i can tell you. never, ever. i'm not dropping out of anything. [shouting] >> so paul came out, big one,
abc washington postthat has been killing everybody. it's a national poll i was on friday. we're killing. 32, think of it. 32. you notice every week i started at 3, first, slightly before i ran, nobody thought i was going to run. nobody thought i was going to run. they all said he's never going to run, if reruns it doesn't matter, what does he know about politics, i only dealt with politics all my life, that's all. it started at 3 and went to 8, went to 12, went to 16. now as of friday, nationally 32 and then another one came out. [shouting] >> another one came out last week listen to this one, 33 to 15. 15. 15 is ben carson. he's in second place. they kept saying, you know what,
i'm getting spoiled. from the time i ran and from the time i went up, when i was at 12, they said, all right, you hear the same crap, right. then it goes to 16-17. next week it went to 21. well that's it. 21 is not bad when you have 17 people. 21. if i'm a card player i will rest on 21 with 17 people. i'm not losing. then it went to 25. oh, this is it. these are dumbest human beings i have ever seen. some of them. some of them are coming along. some of them were so terrible and so nasty and now they're coming along. they are becoming like, i don't know about fans but they are
saying, a poll just came out with 81% to win. can you believe it. i didn't know it. 81%. who would have thought this? [cheers and applause] >> i'm walking out here. excuse me, i have to make a speech. i would like to talk. they're introducing me. nationally i'm beating hillary, just came out. [shouting] >> just came out. so now i said, i'm glad they stopped me, right. i'm glad they stopped me. but a bad thing happened, bad, look, i just wrote down a few of them and i will tell you what was bad. i'm winning new hampshire by like 22 points. new hampshire is unbelievable
great. i'm winning new jersey by a lot o. a lot o. and chris christie is a friend of mine. i'm at 29 and he's at 5. that's a big difference. i'm winning florida, i'm beating bush and rubio. [shouting] >> i'm winning in evidence by a fortune. in evidence tremendous hispanic population. i'm winning with the hispanics. winning with the hispanics. and i keep telling everybody, i am going to win with the hispanics. i love the hispanics. i have thousands of hispanics --
thank you, i love you too. [shouting] >> i have thousands of hispanics working for me all over. at this place i have, you know, 1800, 1900 employees and many hispanics. they are unbelievable people, unbelievable workers, i love them, i love them. and they know, they are smart, i'm bringing jobs back from china, from japan, from all these countries. i'm bringing them bk. and nobody else can do that. i know the people i'm running against including hillary. no, they can't do that. they can't do that. they can't do that. i mean, honestly, ben carson cannot do that, folks, i hate to tell you. they're not going to do it. here is the story, winning in florida, winning in texas, winning in texas, big, winning
in south carolina, winning in north carolina, winning in ohio which is interesting, he's a goodman, he's a goodman but i'm winning in ohio against kasich. i'm winning in massachusetts, maybe, i don't even know why. i'm at 48, 48. 48 and second place is 12. boy, i'm going to have to do a really, really bad crash to blow that one. so what happens? let me give you the bad news, this has been going on for 100 days. they were celebrating on television. 100 days on the top of every poll. [shouting]
>> 100 days on the top of every single poll national and state, okay. that's the good news, right? let me give you the bad news. the press was so happy. the press. i love iowa and i honestly think those polls are wrong. [shouting] >> i'm a good cristian. they say in the poll i'm the best leader, they say i'm the best on the economy, it's by like triple. how important is the economy, right, important it's the economy. remember that. it's the economy stupid. it's the economy. i'm leading in the economy. i'm leading with men big league. i'm not doing as well with women. will you help me?
what's going on? [shouting] >> nobody respects women more than me, greatest person ever was my mother, the greatest.
nobody is going to be better or do more for women than donald trump, that i can tell you, i think they know it. i'd rather do well with women than with men, with men i'm doing great, i'm killing everybody. with women i'm not doing great. i'm not terrible but could do better. so what happens is the poll comes out and the press was so happy. headline, just so you understand, if i was in first place it wouldn't be discussed. nobody would mention it. my head, i turn on the television, headline, bigger
than hillary's talk on benghazi. headline, is the headline, head line, the biggest story, you see it, am i right? trump false -- falls to second place in iowa. i said, no way. the press was going crazy. they loved. they were so happy. you know some of them. you know some of them. [shouting] were we -- we have a breaking story. donald trump has fallen to second place behind ben carson. we informed ben, but he was
sleeping. [shouting] >> donald trump had fallen to second place. you know, it's funny, two people dropped out. perry and the governor of wisconsin, right, walker. they both dropped out. they became so vicious. perry was such a nice guy two months ago. he went to washington to make a speech about me. it was so vicious that those that loved me started crying. maybe not. vicious. and we had so many. we had lindsey graham. i don't even know the guy. the only time i know him is when he calls me constantly asking for campaign contributions. he became so vicious and violent and every time they get more vicious and violent they go
down, down, down. graham was at 5 and he hit me has hard as you can be hit. i don't know anything about the military, what do i know about foreign affairs? except one thing i wrote a book in 2000, right, and joe covered it, i wrote a book in 2000 before the world trade center came down and i said that there's going to be a big attack in this country and i said probably by somebody named osama bin laden, this is before anybody heard his name, and i said, it's going to be much worse. you remember the first attack which was a horrible attack but it was smaller attack by comparison obviously to the second one which was horrendous. the worst attack in the history
of our country, worst than pear harbor. at least they weren't attacking civilians of which thousands died and are still living in pain and suffering, not to mention the fire departments, police departments had to breathe the air for long periods of time. thank you. i have it in the book. watch osama bin laden. scarborough goes, when was that written. he was like, he couldn't believe it. i don't get any credit. i have jeb bush saying, then i have jeb bush saying, what does donald trump know about the military or about -- i'm like a smart guy, you know. i'm really smart. but it's amazing, people are