Politics and Public Policy Today CSPAN June 22, 2016 3:35pm-4:01pm EDT
ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the united states, mr. donald j. trump. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much, everyone. today i would like to share my thoughts about the stakes in this upcoming and very important election. people have asked me why i'm running for president. i built an amazing business that i love. and i get to work side by side
with my children every single day. we come to work together and turn visions into reality. we think big, and then we make it happen. we absolutely make it happen. i love what i do. and i'm grateful beyond words to the nation that has allowed me to do it. so when people ask me why i am running, i very quickly answer, i'm running to give back to this country, which has been so very good to me. [ cheers and applause ] when i see the crumbling roads and bridges or the dilapidated airports or the factories moving overseas to mexico or to other countries for that matter, i
know these problems can all be fixed. but not by hillary clinton. only by me. [ applause ] the fact is, we can come back bigger and better and stronger than ever before. jobs, jobs, jobs. [ applause ] everywhere i look, i see the possibilities of what our country could be. but we can't solve any of these problems by relying on the politicians who created the problems themselves. we'll never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who have rigged it in the first place. [ applause ] the inside wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money.
that's why we're asking bernie sanders' voters to join our movement, so together we can fix the system for all americans. so important. [ applause ] this includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals. and they're disastrous. they're destroying our country. because it's not just the political system that's rigged. it's the whole economy. [ applause ] it's rigged by big donors who want to keep wages down. it's rigged by big businesses who want to leave our country, fire our workers, and sell their products back into the united states with absolutely no consequences for them. it's rigged by bureaucrats what are trapping kids in failing schools. it's rigged against you, the
american people. hillary clinton, and as you know, she -- most people know, she's a world class liar. just look at her pathetic e-mail server statements or her phony language. [ applause ] or her phone landing in bosnia where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers. a total and -- look, this was -- this was one of the beauts. a total and self-serving lie. brian williams' career was destroyed for saying less. just remember that. yesterday, she even tried to attack me and my many businesses. but here, and this is the way it is, is the bottom line. i started off in brooklyn, new york, not so along ago, with a small loan, and built a business
that today is worth well over $10 billion. [ applause ] that's the kind of thinking we need in our leadership of our country. i've always had a talent for building businesses. and importantly, for creating jobs. that's a talent our country desperately needs. i'm running for president to end the unfairness and to put you, the american worker, first. it's about time. [ applause ] we're going to put america first. and we're going to make america great again. this election will decide whether we are ruled by the people or by the politicians. [ applause ] here is my promise to the
american voter. if i'm elected president, i will end the special interest monopoly in washington, d.c. very important. [ applause ] the other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests. and i will tell you, she's made plenty of money for them and she's been taking plenty of money out for herself. hillary clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft. she ran the state department like her own personal hedge fund, doing favors for oppressive regimes and many others, and really many, many others, in exchae for cash, pure and simple, folks. pure and simple. [ applause ] then when she left, she made $21.6 million giving speeches to
wall street banks and other special interests. and in less than two years, secret speeches that she does not want to reveal under any circumstances to the public. i wonder why. together, she and bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, ceos, and foreign governments in the years since 2001. they totally own her. and that will never, ever change, including if she ever became president, god help us. [ applause ] the choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests or surrendering, really, the last scrap of independence to the total and complete control of people like the clintons. those are the stakes.
hillary clinton wants to be president. but she doesn't have the temperament or, as bernie sanders said very strongly, the judgment to be president. does not have the judgment. she believes -- [ applause ] she believes she's entitled to the office. her campaign slogan is, "i'm with her." you know what my response is to that? i'm with you, the american people. [ applause ] thank you very much. she thinks it's all about her. i know it's all about you. i know it's all about making america great again for all
americans. all americans. our country lost its way when it stopped putting the american people really first. we have to go back to putting our american people first. we got here because we switched from a policy of americanism, focusing on what's good for america's middle class, to a policy of globalism, focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries all to the detriment of the american worker and the american economy itself. we reward companies for offshoring. and we punish companies for doing business in america and keeping our workers employed. they get punished. this is not a rising tide that lifts all boats. this is a wave of globalism that wipes out our middle class and our jobs along with it.
we need reform. and we have to reform our economic system so that once again, we can all succeed together and america can become rich again. we have to make america rich again. [ applause ] and that's what i mean by america first. our country will be better off when we start making our own products again, bringing our once-great manufacturing capabilities back to the shores. i mean, we have to bring our manufacturers back to the united states. desperately needed. desperately we need those jobs. and we need it even from our psyche. one of the really great things and one of the first major bills that george washington signed was amazing when i saw this for the first time, the
encouragement and protection of manufacturing in america. our first republican president, abraham lincoln, warned us by saying, the abandonment of the protective policy by the american government will produce want and ruin among our people. in other words, we have to protect our country. i have visited cities and towns across america, all across america, and seen the devastation caused by the trade policies of bill and hillary clinton. and it's total devastation all over new york, all over pennsylvania, all over new england, all over the country. hillary clinton supported bill clinton's disastrous, totally disastrous nafta. just like she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. we've lost nearly one-third of our manufacturing jobs since these two, hillary-backed
agreements were signed, among the worst we've ever done, among the most destructive agreements aw we've ever signed. our trade deficit soared during hillary clinton's time as secretary of state. a disgraceful performance for which she should not be congratulated but rather scorned. then she left china. [ applause ] so true. then she left china. and what happened is billions and billions of dollars in our intellectual property. and china has taken it. and it's a crime which is continuously going on and it's going on right now. they are stealing billions and billions of dollars of our intellectual property. hillary clinton gave china millions of jobs, our best jobs, and effectively let china completely rebuild itself.
in return, hillary clinton got rich. the book "clinton cash" by peter schweitzer documents how bill and hillary used the state department to enrich their family at america's expense. she gets rich making you poor. [ applause ] here is a quote from the book. at the center of u.s. policy toward china was hillary clinton. at this critical time for u.s./china relations, bill clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the chinese government and its supporters. these funds were paid to their bank account directly while hillary was negotiating with china on behalf of the united states. tell me, folks, does that work? she sold out our workers and our
country for beijing. hillary clinton has also been the biggest promoter of the trans-pacific partnership, which will ship millions more of our jobs overseas, and give up congressional power to an international foreign commission. now, because i have pointed out why it would be such a disastrous deal, she's pretending that she's against it. she's given and deleted, as you know, most people have heard about this, have we ever heard about her deleting anything, no, i don't think so. she deleted the entire record from her book. and deletion is something she really does know something about because she's deleted at least 30,000 e-mails, which by the way should be able to be found. [ applause ] should be able to be found, because the government, i will say, i've always heard you can never really delete an e-mail. so it should be able to be found, if they really want to
find them. but i don't think they want to find them. this is the latest clinton coverup. and it doesn't change anything. if she is elected president, she will adopt the transpacific partnership, and we will lose millions of jobs and our economic independence for good. she'll do this and just as she has betrayed the american worker at every single stage of her career, it will be even worse than the clintons' nafta deal. i never thought it could get worse than that. we will lose job, we will lose employment, we will lose taxes, we will lose everything. we will lose our country. i want trade deals, but they have to be great for the units and for our workers.
we don't make great deals anymore, but we will once i become president. i promise you that. it's not just our economy that's been corrupted, but our foreign policy too. the hillary clinton foreign policy has cost america thousands of lives and trillions and trillions of dollars. and unleashed isis across the world. no secretary of state has been more wrong more often and in more places than hillary clinton. her decision spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. among the victims of our late ambassador chris stevens, i mean, what she did with him was absolutely horrible. he was left helpless to die as hillary clinton soundly slept in
her bed. that's right, when the phone rang, as per the commercial, at 3:00 in the morning, hillary clinton was sleeping. ambassador stevens and his staff in libya made hundreds and hundreds of requests for security. they were desperate. they needed help. hillary clinton's state department refused them all. she started the war that put them in libya, denied him the security he asked for, then left him there to die. to cover her tracks, hillary lied about the video being the cause of death, the famous video, all a lie, another hillary lie. here's what one of the victims' mother had to say -- i want the whole world to know it. she lied to my face, and you know, this person cannot be president. she cannot be president.
in 20209 before hillary clinton was sworn in, it was a different world. libya was cooperating, iraq was seeing a reduction in violence, believe it or not. syria was under control. iran was being choked by sanctions. egypt was governed by a friendly regime that honors its peace treaty with israel, something very nice, because, by the way, israel has been totally mistreated by the united states. isis wasn't even on the map. fast forward to 2013. in just four years secretary clinton managed to almost singed handedly destabilize the entire middle east. her invasion of libya handed the country over to isis the barbarians. thanks to hillary clinton, they're on the road to nuclear
weapons. hillary clinton's support for a violence regime change in syria has thrown the country into one of the bloodiest civil wars anyone has ever seen, while giving isis a launching pad for terrorism against the west. she helped force out a friendly regime in egypt and replace it with the radical muslim brotherhood. the egyptian military has retaken control, but clinton has opened the pandora's box of radical islam. then there was the disastrous strategy of announcing our departure from iraq, handing large parts of the country over to isis and the isis killers. isis threatens us today because of the decisions hillary clinton has made, along with president obama. isis also threatens peaceful muslims across the middle east, and peaceful muslims across the world who have been terribly
victimized by horrible brutality, and who only want to raise their kids in peace and safe safety. in short, hillary clinton's tryout for the presidency has produced one deadly foreign policy disaster after another. one by one, they're all bad. she's virtual done nothing right. she's virtually done nothing good. it all started with her bad judgment with supporting the war in iraq in the first place. though i was not in government service, i was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even before the war ever started. but hillary clinton learned nothing from iraq. when she got into power, she couldn't wait to rush us off to
war in libya. she lacks the temperament and the judgment and the competent to lead our country. she should not be president under any circumstances. in the words of a secret service agent posted outside the oval office, somebody that saw her a lot and knows her probably more than almost anybody -- she simply lacks the integrity and temperament to serve in the office. from the bottom of my soul, i know this to be true. her leadership style it volcanic, impulsive, disdainful, and disdainful of the rules, set for everyone else, hasn't changed one bit. perhaps the most terrifying thing about hillary clinton's foreign policy is that she
refuses to acknowledge the threat posed by radical islam. in fact, hillary clinton supports a radical 550% increase in syrian refugees coming into the united states, and that's an increase over president obama's already high number. under her plan, we would admiss hundreds of thousands of refugees from the most dangerous countries on earth with no way to screen who they are, what they are, what they believe, where they come from. already hundreds of recent immigrants and their children have been convicted of terrorist activity inside the united states. the father of the orlando shooter was a taliban supporter from afghanistan, one of the most repressive anti-gay and anti-woman regimes on earth. i only want to admit people who
share our values and love our people. hillary clinton wants to bring in people who believed women should be enslaved and gays put to death. maybe her motivation lies more than the 1,000 foreign donations hillary failed to disclose while at the state department. hillary clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the united states. [ applause ] >> thank you.
thank you. so true. [ chanting "trump" ] >> thank you. thank you. here is some of really what we learned from the book, in addition to what we have already discussed. a foreign telecom giant faced possible state department sanctions for providing technology to iran and other oppressive rejeegimeregimes, so this company do? for the first time ever they decided to pay bill clinton $750,000 for a single speech.
the clintons got their cash, the telecom company escaped all
sanctions. hillary clinton's state department approved the transfer of 20% of america's uranium holdings to russia while nine investors in the deal
funneled $145 million to the clinton foundation. $145 million. hillary clinton appointed a top donor to a national security board with top secret access. even though he had no national security credentialing, though he did make a very large campaign contribution. hillary clinton accepted $58,000 in jewelry from the government of brunei when she was secretary of state, plus millions more for her foundation. the sultan of brunei has pushed oppressive sharia law, including the