tv Governor Scott Walker R-WI Remarks on Foreign Policy CSPAN August 30, 2015 9:45pm-11:01pm EDT
to one of the most peaceful times in modern american history. our enemies feared us not because we were eager to go into battle but because they knew we could and we would if it were necessary to protect our national security interests. president reagan believed in achieving peace through strength. i do, too. and i will follow his example. the policy of the walker administration will be to confront radical islamic terrorism using the full range of our options. we must give our intelligence professionals the legal and constitutional tools they need to keep us safe. we must use economic instruments to deny isis and iran the money they need to fund their acts of terror. and we must identify and speak out against radical forms of islam that incite it.
we cannot afford to lose the fight against radical islamic terrorism. the rest of the world is watching how we confront the challenge of the middle east. how can we deter, how can we possibly deter our sophisticated adversaries in eastern europe and the competitors in the south china sea if we cannot defeat the barbarians of isis and role back the theo kratz -- the theocrats in tehran? we can no longer afford to be passive while the world a sense of the chaos. of all the challenges we face around the globe today, now is not the time for untested leadership. i have been tested like no other candidate in this race.
as president, i will send the following message. the retreat is over, american leadership is back. american leadership is back. together with our allies, we will not surrender another inch of ground to terrorists or any other power that threatens our safety. america will not be intimidated and neither will i. america must be, not only the land of the free, but the home of the brave. an america that is unintimidated. thank you for your time today and may god bless you, and may god bless our men and women in uniform and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you very much. [applause]
regulations and the recent volatility in the stock market. washington journal is every morning on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. monday night on "the communicators," this summer marks the 25th anniversary of digital television. mark taher discusses how modern television has changed. >> many of us, and that is increasing every day, are watching in a multi screen world. that has been one of the more exciting outcomes of this whole digital revolution. it used to be that there was a stationary screen, and that was a big screen in the living room. with the internet and the wireless world extending things, now you have tablets and smartphones and wi-fi all over the place. tv is not just the stationary
lean back experience of the living room, but very much a mobile experience wherever you want to go. it is not just tv. it is also video. >> monday night at 8:00 eastern on "the communicators," on c-span 2. >> speaking in nashville yesterday, donald trump said he was a conservative republican but he is just as angry with republicans because they go to washington and something happens. they become weak. donald trump's remarks at the national federation of public in assemblies is just over an hour. ♪ >> donald j trump! woo! ♪ >> ♪ you're the best, around nothing's gonna ever keep you down ♪
mr. trump: i love nashville. i will tell you a story about nashville. it is a special place to me for a special reason. maybe more importantly, we have an incredible woman with us. she is 92 years old. we do not talk about age, but she is 92. she looks magnificent. she has become very famous. where are you? look at her. so beautiful. she just registered to vote for the first time in her life. she has not seen anybody that really did it to her, and for the first time in her life, she just registered to vote and she is going to vote for trump, i think. right? thank you, darling. i really appreciate it. she is on television all over
the world now. i have to be nervous even talking to her. thank you very much. i really appreciate it, honey. and everybody appreciates it. there is a big, growing, like leaps and bounds, silent majority out there, and we will take this country back and we are going to make this country so great again and so strong again. i have to tell you. sit down, folks, and joy. enough with the standing up here -- look at this group. what a group. the all-time record, they turned away thousands of people, i hear. these people have the best real estate, right? i just want to tell you. so years ago, many years ago, i hate to say 40 -- i will not say 40. but close to 40.
i came to nashville. the you ever hear of a company -- they were based in nashville, tennessee, and they owned the department store chain. and i was a young guy and i came from brooklyn and queens and i went into manhattan and i did the hotel and some other things that were good. the thing i wanted more than anything was 5th avenue between 57th and 56th street, the tiffany location right next to tiffany. that is what i wanted. i wanted that piece of properly -- property so badly. you are not supposed to want things that badly because god will get angry at me, right? but i wanted it so badly. the company that owned it was based in nashville, tennessee. i came in and i came to nashville. i met with the heads of genesco, who were very great people, actually. they were having a lot of difficulties. a lot of fighting and everything.
i convinced them to sell me the land. and the building. i bought fifth avenue from 57 to 56th streets, surrounding, i bought the rights from tiffany, i built the trump tower, and it is one of the great billings of the world and great successes. and i love country music. i went to the grand ole opry when i was here. it was incredible. when you are leading in every poll, they sort of want you to -- when you are not leading in the polls like so many of these guys, they do not want you at all. we will talk about the polls in a second. but i have a lot of choices this morning and i could've also gone and played golf like the president does all the time, right? but i decided, let's do this. i really chose nashville because hey, the experience is not my
biggest deal, but in terms of a deal, it is so important, and it has been such a great -- from the day i build it, it was a home run. it all really took place because of nashville, tennessee. it is an honor to be with you folks, i can tell you. a real honor. so, coming over, i watch television, and you know they have all these cameras back there and they are alive and i guess we are live on cnn and so many different things. it is always difficult. when you are always life, you have got to change up your speech. you cannot make the same speech over and over. some of the folks in the room know that. other candidates do not get covered live ever except for the debate. so you know, they had 24 million people on the debate. now they think when a new numbers come out, they will be even substantially higher than that. i would have said they would've had one million or two. i said they had 24 million
people are now the second debate, on cnn, that was on fox, maybe i should ask for a lot of money and give the money for charity. all to charity. i said that to the writers of "time magazine." they were nice enough to put me on the cover with a nice story. and i sort of thought i set it off the record but they put it in "time magazine." so should i ask for charity? maybe a nice nashville charity and american cancer society, and aids research and there are so many good things. alzheimer's, so many big rings going on there. maybe i should ask for a lot of money, so they will get say 2 million people they do not do great, especially, you know the early republican debate. the expression, it draws flies. this is one of the biggest shows in the history of cable
television in terms of political. in the history of cable television. naturally i took full credit for it. in all fairness, i should. the bottom line is, i think i might ask for a lot of money to charity. but, you know, i did say what do you think, should i do it or not? maybe not, i don't know. here's the thing, if i don't do it, cnn will make a lot of money. i don't care about cnn. honestly. they just turned off their camera. they are actually very nice, but they will make a lot of money and, you know, i think it is something to consider. we will all consider it. coming over today, i saw that they were having the illegal immigrants come in, and somebody mentioned the term, the dreamers
, having to do with children. i said, what about our children, why can't our children be the dreamers? no one ever talks about that. they never talk about that. we talk about the dreamers, who by the way are treated better than our vets. our vets are incredible. immigrants, in many cases, not in all cases, but in many cases are treated better than our veterans, who are the greatest people we have. our wounded warriors, these are the greatest people we have. and another thing nice about being able to make speeches without having to hire some guy to write it and keep writing, and then say, "good morning ladies and gentlemen. nashville's wonderful." i can sort of the very current.
you know, i can talk about this morning. on television, they had a story about the veterans hospitals, how people are waiting on line to get in. these are our veterans who got hurt. maybe we would not be here if it was not for them. they had a story this morning on fox and cnn and a number of them, where the veterans are treated terribly. they show the desk where there are supposed to be people behind the desk. they show a desk and there is no one there. probably some of you saw it. the veterans are saying, where are these people, and they say what happened, and they say, this happens all the time. no one is even there. and two weeks ago, on wednesday, they had the longest wait in the history of the veterans administration for people wanting to see a doctor.
because he was going on vacation. can you imagine waiting even a day or a half-day? these people are waiting for five days. the waits are the longest in history. that is the way we are treating the american people. it is not right. we will change that. we have right now, and you see these phony statistics put out by politicians, basically, all talk and no action politicians. on both sides in all fairness. you know, i'm a republican and i am a conservative, but i'm just as angry with the republicans. when you go to washington, something happens. they become weak. they go to washington. "we are going to stop obamacare, we will do this and that." then they go in there and they go, "oh, i made it, darling. i made it. i vote for you. i vote for you. i vote for obamacare extensions.
i will do whatever you want me to do. i'm in washington." it is amazing. isn't it amazing question mark ? don't you agree? it won't happen to me, i promise. and if it does, you're going to let me know about it. but it won't. i promise. they show those phony statistics where we are 5.4% unemployment. the real number, i saw a number that could be 42%, believe it or not. we have 93 million people out of the labor force. of the 93, many of these people want jobs. they quit looking. so if you're looking for a job and you cannot find it, and you stop for a while, after a while, you are like, it is not going to happen but they staff they are employed. we have 93 million people out of the labor force.
they are considered statistically employee. we have 93 million people out of the labor force. it is hard to believe. we have 50 million people in poverty. these are new numbers. 50 million people in poverty. china is taking our money. japan is taking our money. mexico is beating us at the border and on trade. you just lost a big car plan to mexico and tennessee. recently. front page. a plan that you are going to i love this guy. stand up and turn around. he's holding a sign of. look at him. i know who he is voting for. i know who that guy is voting for. thank you, that's cute. i love it. this is a movement. about me.ke to be this is about common sense. it is about doing the right wing.
one of the things that came out in the poll, which was amazing. in iowa, we are leading big. we just left iowa and we had such an amazing evening. 4000 people in a room that never had that many people. left alabama, which was unbelievable. 31,000 people in a stadium. it was supposed to port. it toward the minute my speech was over. people, it was the most unbelievable. the polls just came out in alabama. leading be in alabama. leading tremendously big in new hampshire. great people. leading big in florida. how about florida. i have a governor, we have a
low-energy governor and a senator. and we are leading big in florida. how do you do that when you have a senator sitting, a governor what couldn there, be florida? great weather. big advantage. but i'm leading big in florida. one of the polls can now, because in south carolina and north carolina, i'm leading really big. in south carolina a poll came , out and we had a statement that my level of popularity or favorability -- you know, i'm the only that can get a poll. it comes out, and these guys in the back with all the red lights, say i had one poll where i think i'm 41%. almost 41%. can you imagine? with 17 people. blah.hey said,
but there are some people that don't like him. it's unbelievable. i'm the only one who wins, and i get negative publicity. the press -- it's terrible. yesterday, you might have seen me. i was in south carolina. the new york times, very liberal paper -- not everyone can be like us, but it is still the "new york times." i'm on the front page a lot. to be on the front pages of the guilt. they had a story about me and they had some low level hispanic commentator. i think i'm going to win hispanic vote.
in nevada, i won the hispanic vote. they would love me. i love the hispanic people. incredible energy, incredible people. i have thousands that work for me and thousands of thousands over the years have worked for me. they are great people and i said i'm going to win and a lot of hispanics here illegally don't want people coming in illegally. it's true. it's true. poll comes out i , think in south carolina, where we are way up and lindsey graham is at four and i'm at 30. i wrote him a note, congratulations i'm beating you in your home state by only 26 points. who cares. but they did something that nobody reported. , ithe way, this election think i'm all nice person and i
want to help people. women's health issues are very important. to jeb bush, it was an important because he did not want to fund them and then he says i , misspoke. i really want to be a nice person and i am a nice person but it's going to be an election based on competence. we are tired of being the patsy for everybody. i really do. i think it is time. but in the poll -- in another act of political magic, trump managed to flip his favorability rating from negative -- nobody said it, nobody reported it, from negative to positive. nobody said it, nobody reported it. from negative to positive. i have a photographic memory. but i want to be sure. if i use any working correctly there was a something. rating from negative to positive in one poll, during this and of a month
. a feat that monmouth university's patrick murray, a pollster, calls astounding. nobody else wrote about it. any role in presidential politics that i have ever seen. the director of pulling said, he flipped it from 20%, to 52% in one month and he said he's never seen that before. and you know what? that's because people have heard this. they say i've made a tremendous amount of money. i have had tremendous success. that's the kind of thinking we need in the country. whatever it is. but, to me, that statement was more important than literally killing everybody in the polls. we were much higher, more than double everybody.
you saw back when a p act just came out and that was an amazing poll. much, much higher. i was double and quadruple many of these candidates. the reason is people in this country are smart. they don't believe a lot of what they see in the media. if you believe these people, why are they doing this? why are they even saying it? you would think that if somebody is good for the country, and i'm going to be good for the country because we are going to make great deals. our country doesn't win anymore. you would think even a liberal person or a democrat -- somebody is going to make the country -- why do they fight mark would -- why are they knocking it? what are they fighting? you would think they would say let's do it, it's good for all of us. we go now 19 trillion.
we $19 trillion. one obamacare it kicks in which , is really kicking in in 16 -- you want to see bad deficits? you are really going to see it go up. that has a huge impact not only on the jobs but the deficit itself. because of the cost. you been noticing, the premiums have gone through the roof right? the deductibility, unless you are close to death, you are never going to use it. it is so high. the premiums are up 30%, 40%, 50% and more. it is a disaster and it's going to cost the country a fortune. so we have to do something about it. we have to do something importantly about it. i won't mention names. the people on television. some of them, when they hear my
name, we have a great reporter today with us from the "wall street journal" who came down -- she said some of them when they hear your name, it looks like they are ready to explode. it's true. number one, they look bad because you remember the beginning -- three or four month ago, they were saying he's just having fun. i went to a great school, i did everything that's great. i came out, i made a fortune. i then did a book called "the art of the deal" was quote and many best sellers. that one is probably the best-selling business book of all times. who is right that? almost everybody. i jokingly say, but i needed -- the bible trumps it by a long way. i said it in iowa, and it's true -- nothing tops of the bible -- many best sellers and then i do "the apprentice." it's one of the most successful shows ever on television and nbc renewed
the apprentice. they came to my office, the head of comcast, great guys -- i will not use names i will just say , steve. one of the best in the country. he came up with the heads of nbc and they said months ago, they said, donald, we are renewing the apprentice, you have to do it. i said honestly, i'm running for president. i want to make our country great again. and they did not believe me. i said it four times. nobody believed i was going to run. nobody. my wife believe me, but now she does. she said, if you are going to run, you are going to do great because people love you.
she said they love you but i don't want to bring -- i don't want to brag. thank you. but she said if you actually run -- thank you. actually,id, if you so the nbc guys,. terrific people. i have a great relationship with nbc for 12 years. we have many number ones and "the apprentice" continues to do great. they want to renew it #burnett -- for many shows. mark burnett calls. he's a great guy. he says, i don't believe it. you are not taking a renewal. i said, i'm running for president. he said, nobody doesn't take in take a renewal. it is unheard of in primetime television. are you crazy? two hours. i said, mark, i've had to do this.
we can save our country. we can save our country. so nbc renewed it. i told them i'm not doing it and they finally believed me when i actually announced. they don't like me anymore. it's amazing. that's too bad. thank you. the funny thing about the apprentice -- there have been in -- 15 copies. every single one of them failed. so a reporter said why do you think that is? i said because i'm special. i was kidding. i sort of meant it, to be honest, but i was sort of kidding and they wrote it -- it sounds good when you say it but it looks bad in writing. i had a great experience, so here i am -- great, great brain,
creek schools, great success, build a great company, do the apprentice. i had tremendous success. one of the first seasons had one of the highest ratings ever. with great bill rancic deirdre member? incredible. but i have women. i saved the article. they said, trump can never succeed because why would women want to watch donald trump? i said am i so bad?
and it turned out women were the biggest base. so i save those things. but, no matter how you cut it, we can do something so incredible. -- and honestly, it's going to be hard and it's going to be a lot of work. obama always leaves the white house. think of it, you are elected, why would you want to leave? i think i would never leave. how cool is that? he leaves to go to some place and go fundraisers -- maybe there's a rule against it -- i would do fundraisers in the white house. he and his wife left -- right next door in burbank, california, they left a couple of hours different.
one took air force one, one took a beautiful boeing -- two different planes, going to the same location, going to the same airport to do different shows and i say why? why are not -- why aren't they flying on the same plane. i know how much those costs because i have one. more important, the time and energy -- but i would have said ellen, or whoever, let's do it from the white house. i won't spend any money from the taxpayers. think about it. and the funny thing, the funny thing is whoever the host is would like it that are -- we are doing our show live from the white house. we don't pay any money, we don't have to fuel up air force one. do you see what it costs to travel in these things? your closing down her bank california. every time obama comes to manhattan. what's going on, you can't move? they've closed down all the streets. he could do it from washington. he could do it in my new hotel
which i'm building. it's true. i'm building an incredible hotel on pennsylvania avenue for the old post office. i actually got it from the obama administration. one of the most heavily sought after buildings in the history of the general services administration, they owned it and they made the decision. we are building this beautiful hotel directly between congress and the white house. it is going to open just in time just in time. listen to this one. we are under budget and ahead of schedule. do you ever hear that from government? it will be great. come in, use it and go back to the white house. you say to your self -- it's a mindset. more importantly than the travel, we have so many things we have to do -- you don't want to waste time.
you've got to make deals. i've got the greatest dealmakers in the world lined up to make deals. carl icahn, an incredible guy. great dealmaker. i've got some of the best dealmakers in the world. they are all calling me. up.d these guys calling me the best in the world. i know the best. i also know guys who are overrated and i know guys you haven't heard of that are honestly phenomenal. i know a lot you have heard of that are overrated.
but i have the best in the world. they don't want money. they are worth billions of dollars. but when i say carl icahn, handle china. we are going to make a great deal. because that's what happens. we are going to take back our trade. if you look at china, if you look get japan -- i was in los angeles -- i saw the biggest ships i've ever seen with cars pouring out, one after another, made in japan. it doesn't help us. where does it help us mark we sell them beef. then they don't want it -- do you ever see what's going on? it goes over there and it's perishable, so by the time it gets over there, they turn around and we don't want it and they have cars coming from these massive ships and they just pour off the ships. how stupid are we? what are we doing, no tax, no nothing? i leave in free trade. but i have to be fair trade. when you look at japan, they take in money up here, and we
give them money down here. we give nothing by comparison. it's peanuts. balance it out, fellas. you have to balance it. a friend of mine is a great manufacturer. china -- it's probably the greatest theft in the united states. they've taken our money, they've taken our jobs, they have taken so much, and they are creating a bubble and we are so intertwined now that the bubble is going to explode. i've made so much money dealing with china. i've made hundreds of millions, probably aliens dealing with china. the bank of america building in san francisco, i own part of that -- people say trump is only worth $5 billion -- they don't even know my numbers. they say we haven't been able to look at about 400 of his companies. they said he will never run.
so they say i will never run. but i'm running. then i announced. they said, he will never file his form. it is a single page where you sign your life away. it has to be done within 14 days. i signed by form. they said he will never foot in -- put in his financials. and you have like 90 days or something. they said he will ask for extensions because he's probably not as rich as people think. but actually i'm much richer. i put in my financials -- it's true. forbes and another group said we don't know what these companies are. i put in these massive financials and i wanted to brag -- it's such a great company i built.
they said he will never put in his financials. very little debt, tremendous value and great assets -- iconic assets. i have some of the greatest real estate in the world and i'm very proud of it. they say he will never file. and they have boxes. it wasn't meant for somebody like me. they have these little boxes and they say is it worth or does he make a million dollars? the last box is $50 million or more. i have a lot of old things worth more than that and a lot of assets worth more than that. 50 million or more. so i checked many of them. i think it's 23. they will kill me if i'm wrong, but i'm not sure.
i think it's like 23 -- do you know what some of these guys do to try to marginalize you? they added up -- 23 50's. some of them are worth a billion dollars. some of them are worth more than a billion. 50 million or more. i said 50. they take 50 million for a building that meet -- might be worth a and they add them up and billion. say he's worth $2.9 billion. this is the press. it's not meant for a guy like me but with all of that, the statements are so good. and last night was incredible. we had an amazing event in massachusetts. look at this -- what the hell are you doing in nashville?
what are you doing? what is that? i must have brought those people with me. what are you doing here? anyway, so here i am. i spent millions of dollars on jet fuel. a lot of money. but somebody puts up a sign, $100 to go to this thing. i don't know who did it. all over the place, i'm spending millions of dollars. i'm turning down millions -- i don't want your money. somebody put a sign up talking about a $100 contribution which you did not have to make. it's all over cnn. trump is asking for $100. i fly my plane someplace and it costs a fortune. the money i raised last night goes toward paying off and expense or something -- guy who had it -- this great guy -- really successful guy.
you know him -- bernie. he will sell you a car any day of the week. 2000 people showed up. they put up a sign -- i don't want the money. i've might like $4 million or five ilion dollars, that's hard to turn down. most of the people came in free , and i end up with this big story. trump accepting contributions. i can't believe it. i got so angry at my people because somebody put up a sign saying $100. and honestly -- it's peanuts. it doesn't mean anything. but they use it to try to marginalize. they always do. the bottom line is i am self funding my campaign. i don't need money. with that being said, this money comes in and it's not a lot of
money, but it is great money. peter will send me some money, but a woman sent me seven dollars with a beautiful letter from georgia. another person sent me $12. small amounts. it doesn't amount to a lot, but that i do like coming in because they invest in the campaign. how do i take it seven dollars check and send it back to the person who sends it to me? i'm sorry, i don't want your money? how do you write a letter like that? i want them to invest. but they are not going to tell me not to do this or do that for china. i had a big lobbyist who wanted to give me $5 million and i turned him down. i turned him down and i see this story on cnn last night and it was disgusting -- this sign -- $100.
somebody does the sign -- it was a beautiful sign if you want to know the truth. they are doing this day thing all day long -- we have this incredible event and they destroyed it by trying to marginalize. that is the press. that is the media. a lot of times they know it is wrong. i just want to tell you. it is so important to me. last night was such an incredible event. it had to be a record for a house. the guy has it beautiful house -- a beautiful house. had 2000 people. it had to be a record. the spirit in that group. the spirit in alabama. it was incredible. the spirit in our last meeting in iowa. don't forget, when i went iowa,
and you know what i love? i'm meeting with tea party. i love the tea party. the party people stand up. you have not been treated fairly. you have not been treated fairly. people talk about the tea party and talk about marginalizing -- at least i have a microphone where i can fight back. but you people don't. the tea party people are incredible people. work hard and they love their country and they get beat up all the time by the media. you don't know the power that you have. the tea party -- and you can call it anything you want. i don't care about names. the tea party has tremendous power. it's democrats, it's poor people, it's rich people, it's
everybody. it's evangelicals. one of the things that made me so happy, i'm a protestant, i'm a resbyterian. i had a recent poll and it was beautiful -- you know, guys like jeb bush and hillary higher pollsters and pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars. what do you have to do that for? i'm rich, i could hire 100 pollsters -- why should i pay? i know in one case a guy wants like $150,000 a month and they're arrogant guys. they think they're hot stuff and they say what are you going to say? you got to be politically correct. no way. i don't have time to be political. no, it's true. it's true. i don't have time. it takes a lot of time to be politically correct. you saw the anchor baby thing. did you say that?
and somebody from one of -- it's the same network -- cnn again. he said you know the name anchor baby is very insulting. i said, what would you call him? and he gave me a baby of an illegal immigrant and -- i say, how can i say that? it's too long. it's anchor baby. and then bush, jeb, jeb bush gets caught because he's such a nice person. honest. if you want a nice person, honestly, you should vote for jeb. the country's going to go to hell, but we will talk about that. if you want a nice person -- so jeb has a memo that you signed of basically a politically correct memo. you know, don't say this. don't say that. they have all these things. but one of the things, never use the term anchor baby.
so all of a sudden he's using the term anchor baby last week. with me when i use it nobody criticizes me. they expect it. they gave up. with him they killed him. then he blamed the asians. you know -- did you see that? nd "the new york times" did an ditorial, how dare you -- dashe you attack the asians. he said that agents come in and they have anchor babies and now the asians all hate them. it's true. but the asians love me and i love them. i love them. so he has a memo and he signs the memo and it says -- a couple years ago -- don't use this term and now he's using it because he has to because think of it -- i want to build a wall. t's so easy.
[applause] when this clown, jose reyes or whatever -- he's a baseball player. ramos. jose reyes is a baseball player. but when ramos got up there the other day, screaming and ranting and i had all of these orders -- the reporters were on my side, but this guy starts screaming, so i had liberal people from cbs -- i actually said to the cbs guy, yes? and this guy starts screaming. i actually got a lot of credit for the way we handled them. i didn't do anything like -- i didn't do anything. except for "the times," and that's what i alluded to before. "the times" said donald trump railed at him and screamed. i didn't scream at him. he was screaming at me. and much worse than that. they said i wore a toupee. can you believe it? i don't wear a toupee. i won't bring anybody up except -- but i don't. think of it. i'm in the front page of "the new york times" and the first
sentence in the first paragraph has this announcer, hispanic announcer that nobody ever heard of saying, they call him something which means he wears a toupee. and i don't. so i'm on the front page of "the new york times," i can't even talk about it. i'm embarrassed to talk about it. they also said i was essentially screaming from this guy from univision who i happen to be suing for $5 million. they didn't mention that his daughter works for hillary clinton. do you know that? his daughter works for hillary clinton. you didn't know that? ah. they didn't mention that. they said i wear a toupee and i was screaming. no. we very nicely -- and then we let him come back and we had a nice talk. he seemed like a nice guy when he calmed down a little bit. he said, you can't build a wall because you can't do it. so 2,000 years ago in china --
we always get back to china. 2,000 years ago, the great wall of china -- oh, would we like to have a wall. this is a serious wall. this is a wall you don't go through so easy. they built a wall 2,000 years ago that's 13,000 miles. think about it. that's a big wall. that's serious wall, right? this is 2,000 years ago. it took them like 500 years to build it. i got to be a little bit -- took a long time. but 13,000 miles, that's a long -- they didn't have tractors. they didn't have caterpillars. of course they would buy komatzu. yen e they deval the because caterpillar is too much. we'll turn that around. they build this wall.
look, we have 2,000 miles as opposed to 13,000 but you don't need it on y'all of it because some you have natural landscape, some you have a lot of places. 10 years ago people wanted the wall built. hillary wanted it built. i am not a rendering guy. i do the building and then do the renting. a lot of these guys comes in with reasonedering and it never gets built. i'm the opposite. i get it built. so one of the reasons it couldn't get built is they couldn't get an approved environmental impact study. do you believe this? no, no. they had certain, you know -- certain snail daughters and different things. couldn't get it. they could not get an environmental impact study approved to build a wall and they're killing people. we have illegal immigrants. you see that with kate in san francisco. you see it with jemeil. you see it with so many people. last night in massachusetts i met some unbelievable families that had been devastated by illegal immigrants that come into the country and kill members of their family.
last week in california, 66-year-old veteran, a female, veteran, 66 got raped, sodomized, tortured and killed, raped, sodomized, tortured and killed. 66 years old by an illegal immigrant that they caught. that they caught. luckily. but this is what we have. we have stupid people in our government, and we have people pouring across the border. and you know what? we have great border patrol people. i went there. you probably saw that. that's why it was so successful. i went there everybody wants to buy the hat. now they like the white one. i wore a red one. the white one didn't sell so well. crazy thing. but i went to the border and i got to know the people and i saw people. and you know, it's rough stuff. it's rough stuff. and when i first came in and
when i first did my opening statement that i was running for president, i talked about illegal immigration. i was -- i was killed by the press. rush limbaugh, who i think is a rrific guy, said -- rush limbaugh said trump has received more incomein coming than any human being i've ever seen and then he has a news conferenced krches and i think he is going to apologize and he doubles down. i got credit for it. i got credit. they thought i was going to apologize. and i don't mind apologizing but i have to make a mistake to apologize and i was right. no, but i was right. so for two weeks, as rush said, in ok incoming meaning -- fact, the first two weeks is that how it's going to be the next year and a half? it was brutal. now many of those people that talked that way, many of those people, they apologized to me. everybody says i'm right and only because of me is everybody talking about illegal
immigration. they wouldn't even be talking about. they wouldn't even be talking about it. and we're going to build and wall. you know the gang members in , they're nd chicago tough do you understand. you look what's going on -- tough dudes. you look what's going on in chicago and ferguson the other night, we are going to get rid of those gang members so fast your head will spin. we can be really tough. i just met your cops outside. those police are tough cookies. we need law and order. we need law and order. i mean, they allowed in one night that first night in baltimore, they allowed that city to be destroyed. they set it back 35 years one night because the police were not allowed to protect people. they weren't allowed to protect people. we have incredible law enforcement in this country and the head of the police in
chicago is a person i know. originally from new york. he's a phenomenal guy. you can stop things if he's allowed to stop them. believe me. we have some incredible people but we have to be tough, we have to be smart. you are going to have that bad apple and it is disgusting and it is horrible, but it's a tiny percentage. the problem is the good work does not get shown on television, which is 99.9%. i mean, the good work with the police is 99.9%. that one little thing, and it's horrible. i agree. i hate some of the things. i don't have to go into them, but you know the same ones because you were sick when you looked at them just like i was. but we need law and order. we need our police. they are great people. they do a phenomenal job but they are afraid to do anything. they're frayed. i know cities -- i won't mention names but i know cities
where police are afraid to even talk to people because they want to be able to retire and have their pension. they don't want to be thrown off the police force. then you wonder why there is crime and our cities. so we need a whole new mind set. we have to build up our military. we have to make our military so strong. we have to make our military so powerful and strong that we never have to use it. we never have to use it. we have to also focus on what we have. look. ukraine. i want ukraine to be healthy, vibrant, and good. but ukraine is near germany and all of these european countries. we're now sending f-22's -- fighters, the st best in the world. where are these other countries? it affects them. we want to stand alongside of them, but why are we leading the fight? putin hates obama. doesn't hate us. i think he'd like me.
we'd get along great. he has no respect for our president and our president doesn't like him. they don't have good chemistry. but i would get along with these people. every country is ripping us off. in the iran deal which is going to go down as the worst deals, ssia is a beneficiary because they are going to sell iran missiles with the money we give to iran, so one of the biggest beneficiaries as russia. think of it -- let's take a few of these things and then i'm getting the hell out of here and going back to new york. do you mind? maybe i will go to the grand ole opry tonight. can i do that? [cheers and applause] by the way, this is not a politician speaking, believe me. i hope. i love country music. i love it. trace adkins, right? who else won on "the apprentice"? john rich. my kids love those two guys. john rich.
and who else? who did really well? lint black, right? clint black, he did great. and trace? you know, he came onto "the apprentice," i said, who the hell is he? he wasn't a big name. and he came on just to show how important that show is and his record or album or whatever you call it nowadays, it was a record or album. whatever it was, it went to number one. it came to me the next year and he came in second and then he came in first. he's a fantastic guy. so is john and clint. these are great people. these are great people. but trace came to me. and he goes, i won't mention the name but he said, you know last year i couldn't get into the show and this year i'm hosting it, mr. trump, all because of you. nice, right? but those three guys are great. they're just fantastic people. but we've got to make our
country so strong. we have to make our country rich again. a person came up and said, oh, that's not nice. what's not nice? they said rich. to say we're going to make our country rich. we can't make our country great if we are poor. we're a debtor nation. we know $19 trillion. china, we owe $1.4 trillion to. so they come in, they take our jobs, they take our money, they take our base, they take our manufacturing and we owe them $1.4 trillion. how do you do that? that's like a magic act, right? it's true. japan sells us cars by the millions. they make a fortune. they sell us cars by the millions and we owe them the exact same amount. we owe them $1.4 trillion. how come if they're selling us cars we owe them money? say i have a natural instinct for this stuff, right? if we -- if we buy all these
cars, why do we owe them money? but we owe them because they take all that money that they make and they buy our bonds and we're paying interest on them and we owe them money. so it will change. it's not even going to be hard. we have the cards. people don't realize -- see, obama never read "the art of the deal." people don't realize -- oh, and somebody said -- it was sharon. stand up, sharon. she gave me such a hard time. where in the hell is she? you can have both sharons stand up, actually. where are they? both of them. sharon. sharon is great. oh, did they go after her. you talk about -- where's my other sharon? get the hell off the stage, sharon. she took a lot of incoming. get off the stage. con. -- come on. thank you, darling. so we are going to do something
that if i get elected and, again, they said i'd never run. actually this is the greatest thing. these guys would never -- give me a break. not going to happen. he's a great -- one guy said, john mclachlan. do you ever watch "the mack lack lan report"? i like him. one of the people said donald trump is a great businessman, but he will never make it as president. he'll never get elected, and john mclachlan, just -- i like. i never met him i don't think. he got angry. he says, why wouldn't he make it? why? he's been a tremendous success at everything he's done. i go all over the world and see his name. i see his name all over. he has had great access. i think this is the word, he said he is a man of great achievement. why wouldn't he make it?
i thought it was so nice and the other guy just sort of shut up. because you need somebody of great achievement. you need -- tens of thousands of jobs over the years. i don't have to worry about obamacare. i take such good care of my employees. i have thousands of employees. we have great plans. my employees are lucky. they hit the loto. education and health care and my people are very happy. but i've done this for a long time, and i've seen ups and downs. i've seen market crashes and friends of mine go bankrupt. i've never gone bankrupt. i used the loss to advantage in companies. i buy a company, throw it into a chapter. i kill it. they said trump goes bankrupt. these people -- now, when other people do that, when a karl does it, they do it all the time. it's called using your head. it's called using the laws. i did that -- actually, did i a
good job actually in the debate when chris matthews so angryly said -- and i do what every other great businessman does. i buy a company -- one company was sort of interesting. a friend of mine had it. good guy. and the banks were just killing him. they were mean and banks can be mean, right? you got to teach them how to behave, right? so this guy was just getting beaten, and i did him a favor. i called up the bank and said, do me this -- do this, do that, they said, we won't do that. no, we won't do that. i said you're making a mistake. it's sort of a little bit complicated and a little unknown. i bought it. immediately -- i call the bank and said, don't do this. i threw it into a chapter. and they come out with a story, trump files bankruptcy. can you believe it? what i did to that bank, that -- they see me walking down the street, they say, hey, hey, hey. but i'm good at that stuff, you
know? i'm really good at that stuff. you have to use the laws to your advantage. no, no. you have to use it to your advantage. atlantic city, you know, you look at atlantic city, caesar's went bankrupt. caesar's. caesar's filed chapter 11. nobody cares. you're right. everybody in atlantic city. i had the good sense seven yoors ago -- and actually the financial media gives me great credit because i have a vision for things. i said don't go into iraq even though i'm a very militaryistic person. i said don't go into iraq. and they shouldn't have because i said you'll destabilize the middle east. what did we get $2 trillion, thousands of deaths, thousands like 5,000. wounded warriors who i love all over the place. we can't even go there. iran is taking over iraq. with the money we give them, they get the oil. the oil they don't get isis is getting. what do we get? nothing. we got nothing.
we got far less than nothing. so i had a vision in 2004. reuters, it was before that. trump says don't do iraq. now, i'm much more militaryistic than bush. even the brother. but you got to know where to use it and when. you got to use. so with atlantic city, seven years ago i got out. that's called vision. i should get credit for vision. and again this isn't bragging. normally i wouldn't say this but i need your freaking votes. do you understand that? o you understand that? normally i wouldn't. so i got great credit. i got out. but most of the places in atlantic city are either in trouble or in bankrupt. i made a lot of money in atlantic city. i had a great time in atlantic city but they asked me a nasty question and i think i solved it. listen, we are going to do things that are going to make you so proud if i win. we are going to have victories
again. we are going to win. in fact, last night in front of the audience -- and i never said this before -- last night in front of the audience i said, we're going to have so many victories and then i said, we're going to win here. we're going to win on trade. e are going to win militarily. have such great strength that nobody will play with us, nobody will mess with us. nobody. we're going to have victories, so many victories that will be coming out of your ears. in fact, you may get tired of vickries. you may not one more. no, no, we want to keep winning. if i win, we will have victories all over. we will win on trade. we will win on health care. we will win on everything. i will protect your social security without cuts. i will protect your medicare and your medicaid. we are going to have something that's so special, and you know, my whole theme is -- and i'll say it once -- we will
make america truly great again, and thank you very much. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you very much. thank you, man. all day long he's been holding. thank you. thank you very much. thank you, everybody. appreciate it. give me that. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> ♪ we're not going to take it we're not going to take it any more we got the right to choose there ain't no way we're losing this is our life this is our song feed fight for mouths to because you don't know what you don't belong ♪ ♪ we're not going to take it no we ain't going to take it
're not going to take it anymore ♪ >> on the next "washington journal" -- associated press reporter christopher rugaber on a new a.p. survey forecasting weak economic growth. and then a roundtable discussion of mark calabria of the cato institute and michael konszal. "washington journal" is every morning on c-span at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> i'm so thrilled and excited to be here and i want to thank c-span covering the national book festival. we have a beautiful sunny days
and i hope the camera shows how huge the crowds are. >> one thing to remember about exceptional presidents, can't be said too often, is they are the exception. [laughter] >> thank you, all, for coming today. this is a wonderful advantage. it's been said that heaven is a high brear. well, if that's the case, heaven has gone outside today and we're in heaven at the national book festival. >> not the leaders for tomorrow. i felt that time, you must say to yourself, i am a youth leader for today. see what i can do. >> that was an article for the atlantic trying to show we had this red-blue map but when you actually went and interviewed people, the divide was not a chasm. the divide was a little divide. there were political scientists in town. the idea that country itself is as polarized as washington is just wrong. i don't know a single political
scientist who believes that. >> and i hope that all people will realize that whatever they've done in life, there's something that ought to be recorded and ought to be passed on to the next generation. that i -- that's the way we learn. we learn by the future but trying to understand the past. and all of us have a past. >> when you talked about when they were meeting in guam, you focused on saipan. you didn't talk about guam. why did you do that? >> this is a great question that goes to the heart of almost all of the questions we've been talking about. it's actually to the point. we realized there was no way we could tell the whole story. there's no way we could be short of an encyclopedia or having a story read like the telephone book and, of course, the telephone book is not a story. to live and do justice to everything. >> i think all the opportunities are open for women now. when i was in law school, i graduated in 1967.
there were 13 women in my class of 500. today the law schools are 50/50. >> i think the key to understanding what he did is he never liked people that put profit above the public good. and his view was these parts and wilderness areas belonged to the american people for generations unborn and they needed to be handed on as places to awaken the spirit. >> i made a career out of my love for books. and to help spread that love i helped find the texas book festival and then the national book festival. but while i love reading i never thought i would write a book. certainly not one about myself. >> the goal was in some ways a sense -- for the book is a sense of urgency, to go to the oldest people in our families and to find them and to get the stories before it's too late, to be able to -- i mean, i've had father and a daughter, i
remember, in los angeles who both came together and after hearing the talk and hearing about the book, the daughter said to the father, i'm taking you to the coffee shop now and you're going to tell me the story. >> i think when history looks in , 30-plus million people the health insurance rolls through the health insurance bill, that's quite a change. martin luther king said the moral arc of the universe spins slowly but it spins towards justice. i have think that was a bending towards justice. there are things wrong with the health care bill, but you know what johnson would have said en they said about the civil rights -- >> i believe the narrative is to bring back the dead. i tried to do that not only with the eisenhowers and patons
the war but also those less familiar like rose velled jr. >> i don't think i could spend 10 years on millard fill more or franklin pierce and there's no person to go back so i'm bringing all my guys in the room at the same time and talk about leadership. that's what i care about underneath. oh, thank you. it just started. >> c-span is going to have questions called in from c-span and c-span will now answer. >> up next here on c-span -- q&a with brookings institution enior fellow vanda felbab -brown. after that three republican presidential candidates. first florida senator marco rubeo talking about china --
from south carolina. and also governor scott walker outlying his goals and donald trump speaking to a republican group in nashville. >> this week on "q&a," brookings institution senior fellow vanda felbab-brown, she talks about the u.s.'s counterinsurgency and state building efforts in afghanistan and the global war on drugs. >> vanda felbab-brown, can we start with the name? where does it come from? vanda: well, i was born in czechoslovakia on the czech side of czechoslovakia. but the name is