Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN October 24, 2015 3:19am-4:01am EDT
beautiful. thank you. thank you. man, this is something special. you know? i said to all of my managers i just want to do it here. i said you might not be able to get the cars. i know a lot of you have to walk a long distance. to have you here is great. thank you, thank you. [applause] unbelievable. know -- thank you. i want to start by thanking the fire department. they have a lot of people in here, i have to tell you. i want to really think the fire department and the police. hey, fellas, come up here. come up. get up here. these guys have been so
incredible today with the traffic and everything. i just want to thank our police department. they have been absolutely incredible. look at these guys. look at these guys. [cheering] masess with them. look at them. thank you very much, fellas. ey don't want to leaveh the stage. the fire department has been incredible. thank you very much. you know -- there is nothing like miami. nothing. [cherering] nothing like miami.
incredible. , when i was a little boy, my father always -- he said, come on, son. he did not play golf. he did not have time to play golf, but he had a beautiful swing. he played very little, almost never. he used to love coming here. it was the hottest resort in the country. this was a long time ago. i will not say how many years because i like to think i'm very young. but, a long time ago. at the beginning. go and wouldlet's walk around. who would've ever thought that someday i would own this place? who would've ever thought? there wereed is that five courses.
almost 800 acres right smack in the middle of miami. incredible location, right near the airport, 10 minutes away. always did well. it was always one of the top places. sadly, wall street got a hold of it. the original developer -- they'll pay taxes, don't worry. they will pay. don't worry. you know, you know, what happened is it became a money thing. it was like playing cards. they traded. every year and every three years, somebody would like a lot o make a lot of money. then, they would sell it and somebody would own it for 3, 5 years, wall street and then sell it. everybody made a lot of money except for the last group i bought it for. it was like musical chairs.
i bought it. when i bought it, i bought it from a smart group but the market crashed. you know all about the crash. i got it for the right price. i signed for x dollars. $170 million. i said maybe i can make a better deal before i close. so, i went into closing with ivanka. ivanka, right? i went in with ivanka and i said watch, let's see we can make $20 million. i have a contract -- i never told this story actually. i have a contract for $170 million. i had all these good-looking, brilliant young man in front of me and they all wore suspenders without the jacket. they were all like tom cruise.
you could not get better central casting. all of that media -- look at the media back hethere. they're all right. i will tell you some media stories. they're central casting, red suspenders, handsome, beautiful, smart. they went to harvard, stanford. i said, i want to show up to my daughter. does that make sense? i have this great daughter. she said, dad, they will not cut you. i said, that's right. but that contract, does not mean we cannot make it better. so, what happens -- i tell these guys there is no way i'm paying $170 million. i'm not doing it. they said you have to pay it. you have to pay it. beautiful guys. you have to pay it.
trump.p, trump, trump, [cheering] mr. trump: great life, great life. that is all right. that is what the country is all about. we have to be able to speak and everybody can be a little disruptive. it does not take long. so, let me finish the story, thank you. too bad we had to throw them out. sometimes you have to do it. [cheering] that sign. look at the size of that sign.
can you believe that? wow. thank you. beautiful. i think i will tell my people let's bring that home. we have plenty of time tonight. i'm here all night. night, we arerrow in jacksonville. we have at least 15,000 people, probably 20,000 people tomorrow night. it is going to be good. anyway, because it has to do with the country. i go into this room and i said fellas, the contract is not right. this place is in much worse shape than you told me. you have to have it signed first. i have gone all over and it is not fair what you are selling me. i'm not closing this deal. i will give you $100 million.
remember, i wanted to impress my daughter. the art of the deal. i meant it. nothing wrong. i said it was not in the shape it was supposed to be in. raved fored and about five minutes about condition. they said we will never cut. saidn two minutes, they would you take $20 million off? they said would you agree to $20 million? i said, no way. you have to do it last. ess. within about four minutes, i said $25 million they cut the price. can you believe it? i'm only telling this story because we should be doing the same thing for our country, right? [cheering] my. or was ver daughter was very
impressed. the actual number after taxes -- i actually save $20 million. i said ivanka, wjust bought the furniture. that is very nice. i had a decision to make. we have this great place. i had a decision. legendary place. the decision was do we fix it, do we fix it? [booing] chanting] trump, we want trump, we want trump. usa.usa, mr. trump: you know the saddest part? you have people like that. there is a total of probably
three over there and five over there. and they will be the story tomorrow, not the thousands of people that love our country. [cheering] amazing. it is amazing. no, no. i had an incident like this two weeks ago. we had 9000 people in an arena and we had five people protesting. they became the story. too bad. they're gone. have little will pockets. it is a shame. it just shows -- we have thousands of people and you will have three or four people protesting and then tomorrow morning, protesters against trump. thedecision was do we get b job, c job, what do we do?
wegave it the a+ job and built something we really love. and, what happened? i will let them get out. go ahead. get them out. [cheering] group -- i was nice. oh, take your time. the second group, i was pretty nice. the third group, i will be a little more violent. the fourth group i will say get the hell out of here! [cheering] so, so, i had to make a decision. what do we do? do we give it the really best job and basically rip it down and build a new magnificent
place? the bones were tired. you people know -- a lot of you are from the area. i said we have to do it right. we basically, as you know, new clubhouse is, this room is new. this room is one of the great ballrooms. we have five ballrooms, 700 rooms, the golf courses are world-class. we wanted to do it right. a man came up to me outside. he had not been near in 25 years. it was very interesting. i loved that he was an older fellow. he said, you know, mr. trump, this place is met deficit. by the negative is it. magnificent. david is our president and general manager. he has done an incredible job. this is now the hottest resort anywhere in the united states. it is bringing tremendous
business to the miami area. it has become the hottest place. tour just gavea us a 10 year extension which is what they never do. they never do that. so, it has become a really, really successful place. this gentleman came up to me and it was so simple and so beautiful. he said i have not been back here in 25 years. it was in very bad shape. i actually bought it out of of people it of people out know. i said that is nice. you know, mr. trump, if you could do the same for the united states as you did here, it would be unbelievable, unbelievable. [cheering] true. it was great. i thought it was great.
i thought it wast was great. in its own way, doing it for the united states might be easier than what we had to do here as crazy as it sounds. that is what we have to do. we owe $19 trillion. we are desperate. our infrastructure is in such trouble, such trouble. [booing] >> usa, usa, usa, usa, usa. mr. trump: hey. isn't this more fun than having like a normal deal, right? i mean, suppose we had a normal
speech. we talk and talk and talk. the evening ends and we go home and go to sleep. this is more fun, right? you know, they used to call it the silent majority, but they don't use that anymore because it is no longer silent because we will not take this crap anymore. we will not take it anymore. we are not going to take it anymore. so, it is true. you know, for years you have not heard that term silent majority. some people thought it was politically incorrect. i started realizing it is not silent. everywhere i go, we have the biggest crowd. we left oklahoma.
20,000. dallas, texas, mark cuban's arena. we had 20,000. 20,000.alabama, i go to iowa, new hampshire, south carolina -- unbelievable crowds. there is just love in the room. it is incredible. [cheering] you know, there is nothing silent about it. we are sick and tired of incompetent people running our government. [cheering] so, i did something today that was quite exciting, although i think owning this is more exciting. i did something today that was interesting and it got a lot of press. they have these things called super pac's.
nobody knows what they are. it is the dumbest thing i've ever seen. all of the candidates have super pac's. led by investors, lobbyists, and special interests, countries. when you wonder why are r politicians make such bad deals with foreign countries and other deals, it is because they are totally controlled by people that benefit even if our country does not benefit. is true it iit is true. the super pac's are a disaster. you have jeb bush -- has anybody ever heard of jeb bush? [booing] bush, he has $125
million -- honestly, i don't think it will help him. i will be honest. if it helps him, i cannot figure the whole deal out. i used to be one of those guys that would give a lot of money. i know the lobbyists. 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. they don't care so much about anything other than the companies they represent. that don't care so much -- some do, but most don't -- they want influence, power, they want to take these people like little puppets and say you do as i told you because i gave you $5 million. nobody is giving me anything, ok? anything. nothing. [cheering] and, so what happened is i noticed over the last couple of weeks, everybody is forming a
trump super pac. i thought we had four and then we had five, then eight, then nine or 10. i don't know. are are the they good or is it a scam because some of them i assume are like legitimate people. they love trump and will do whatever they are supposed to do. and others, i would imagine they probably pay themselves salaries. who the hell knows what happens with all the money? all i know is we have not gone any of this money. i feel guilty about that. i feel foolish. we wrote notices and notifications, sent them all to the government, to everybody that we do not want super pac's. we don't want anything to do with them. to close them up ideally.
[cheering] hopefully, to give the money back, whatever money is raised. two young, nice-looking guys, big fans of trump, i think. and they opened the art of the deal super pac. we are having a new book come out on november 3. i think it is going to be great. the art of the deal super pac. they look very good. you know, probably it is true. i don't want it. i want any help. i don't want any help. people send in small donations. one woman sent $4.50. another woman -- $50. one,i love because, number you cannot 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 is like giving $1 million. how do you sent $7.50 back? there is no letter you can write. there is no letter you can write to that woman to say we don't want your money. that is the only thing. it comes in and that is the only stuff we want. we don't want any of the big money. today, i started getting big press because nobody has ever done it. i disavowed all super pac's. i don't want any of them. strongly whenry we wrote the letter, i told my attorney's and everybody that i think every candidate running right now for the presidency should disavow their super pac's. they should disavow their super pac's. you know, and the super pac's
are really running the campaign. they are running the campaign. for instance, i hear in iowa there will be a merger of ben carson. i like him. he has two of them. they have been running his campaign. he doesn't hardly have to go there. i? saying what ia m i think they should not be allowed to do that. i don't know if they are allowed. how the u.s. super pac's running campaigns? when you think of it -- you have these super pac's with millions and millions of dollars and they are running a campaign, do you think those people that are running those super pac's and those people that are giving tremendous money to the super pac's, do you think they control those candidates 100%? the answer is yes. yes. and, i don't want any confusion.
i said it. people are calling well you have all the super pac's. i don't even know who these people are. here is what is happening. all candidates disavow their super pac's. run for office and be proud, but disavow your super pac's. drop them, drop them. [cheering] ideally, give the money back to the people that put it up there. we will see what happens, we will see what happens. to me, it is very important. the super pac thing is a very terrible thing happening in this country. a terrible, terrible thing and it is controlling our politicians like puppets. bush had somebody the other day going to earlberlin, germany to pick up money. what do you think germany gets out of that money? other people have tremendous amount of money put up and we
cannot have it anymore. we have to bring honesty back to politics, folks. got to do it. [cheering] so, -- [crowd chanting] >> we want trunk, we want trunk, trump.p, we want mr. trump: a very interesting thing happened, very sad. you know the president is very dishonest. not all of them. not all of them. look at those cameras. look at those suckers. they are all covering. they are all covering. you are covering trump and and they will be with us
tomorrow in jacksonville. it is going to be wild. come back up. it is going to be wild. so, a crazy thing happened. i love polls. everybody knows i do. i said i wonder what would happen if trump was not number one in the polls. somebody said if he was not, maybe he would drop out. believe me, i'm not dropping out of anything. never, ever. i'm not dropping out of anything. [cheering] a bige poll came out, one. post" that hasinon me killing everybody. 32 -- you notice every week, i started at three. that was slightly before iran the is nobody thought because i
was going to run. i thought i don't with politics all my life. i started at 3% and went to a now as ofent to 12%, friday, nationally 32%. and another one came out, another one came out last week, reuters. 33% to 15%. 15% is ben carson. he is in second place. trumpept saying, oh, if ever loses -- i'm getting spoiled. from the time i ran -- when i was at 12%, they said, all right, he has peaked. then it goes to 16%, 17% -- that is his plateau. he has plateaued. they love that word. he has plateaued.
the next week, it went to 21%. that is it. by the way, 21% is not that bad when you have 17 people. cardplayer, i will rest on 21 with 17 people. i'm not losing. it went to 25%. this is it. these talking heads are among the dumbest human beings i have ever seen. some of them. and some of them are coming along. some of them were so terrible and nasty and now they are coming along. they are saying a poll came out with 81% to win. i didn't know that. who would have thought? rasmussen. the rasmussen -- i'm walking up here and one of my people stop me and said i'm trying to make a speech. they wanted to talk to me.
rasmussen just said nationally, i'm beating hillary. it just came out. [cheering] it just came out. what's the beef? now, i said i'm glad they stop ped me. anyway, a bad thing happened. so, look, i just wrote down a few of them. i'm winning new hampshire by like 22 points. new hampshire, unbelievable. i'm winning new jersey by a lot. a lot. and chris christie is a friend of mine, but i am at 29% and he is at 5%. that is a big difference. i am winning florida. i am beating bush and rubio.
i am winning nevada by a fourrtune. nevada, tremendous hispanic population. i'm winning with the hispanics. big. winning with the hispanics. [cheering[ ] i keep telling everyone i will win with the hispanics. i tell everyone. i love the hispanics. hispanics --nds of thank you. i love you, too. it's true. i have thousands of hispanics working for me all over. 1800, 1900 employees. many hispanics are unbelievable people, unbelievable workers. i love them, i love them. they know.
they are smart. i'm bringing jobs back from china, japan, all these countries. i'm bringing them back. nobody else can do that. i know the people i'm running against, including hillary. they cannot do that. they can't do that. i mean, honestly, ben carson cannot do that, folks. i hate to tell you. can't tdo it. here is the story -- winning in florida, winning in texas, ok? winning in texas, big. winning in south carolina, winning in north carolina. winning in ohio against kasich which is interesting. he is a good man, but i'm winning in ohio against him. i'm winning in massachusetts. listen to this 1 -- this is what i love. maybe, i don't even know live, massachusetts. i'm at 48%, 48%.
48%. and second-place is 12%. to do a going to have really, really bad crash to blow that one. so, what happens? let me give you the that is. this is been going on for 100 days. they were celebrating on television. 100 days on the top of every poll. think of it. [cheering] days on the top of every single poll national and state. ok, that is a good news, right? let me give you the bad news. the press was so happy. [laughter] i love iowa and i honestly think those polls are wrong.
i'm presbyterian, a great christian. [cheering] it's true. they say i'm the best leader. they say on the best on the economy by far. it is like by triple. how important is the economy? remember, it is the economy. it's the economy, stupid. i'm leading on the economy. i'm leading with men big. i'm not doing well with women. will you help me? what is going on? [cheering] -- nobody respects women more than me. greatest person ever was my mother, believe me. nobody will be better or do more than women than donald trump. that i can tell you.
i think they know it. i would rather do well with women than men. with men, i'm doing great. with women, not terrible, but i could do better. happenedhappened, what is the polls come out. the press was so happy. headline -- just so you understand, if i was first place, it would not be discussed. nobody would mention it. all day long, my head. i turn on the television -- headline, bigger than hillary's talk yesterday on benghazi. [booing] headline -- the headline, headline -- you see it. am i right? trump falls to second-place in
iowa. i said, no way. the press was going crazy. they loved it. they were so happy. i want not mention the names but you know some of them. you know some of them. we have a breaking story, donald trump has falling to second place behind ben carson. [booing] ben but he was sleeping. donald trump has fallen to second place. it is funny. two people dropped out. perry, you know about that. and governor bush -- walker, t hey 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. it was vicious. we had so many. you had lindsey graham. [booing] i don't even know the guy. the only time i know him is when he constantly calls me asking for coun campaign contributions. he became so vicious and violent. every time they get more vicious and violent, they go down, down, down. in fact, lindsey graham was at 5% and he hit me as hard as you could be hit. he said i don't know anything about the military, what do i know? except one thing. i wrote a book in 2000. scarborough covered it.
i wrote a book in 2000 before the world trends tha trade cente down and i said there was going to be a big attack in this country. i said probably by somebody named osama bin laden. this was before anyone knew his name. be i said it is going to much worse. you remember the first attack which was the horrible attack but a small attack by comparison obviously to the second one which was horrendous. the worst attack in the history of our country. worse than pearl harbor. at least with pearl harbor, they were attacking the military. they were not attacking innocent civilians of which many thousands died and are still, a re still living in pain and suffering. not to mention, the fire departments, police departments and all the guys that had to breathe all that air for long
periods of time. [applause] thank you. i have it in the book. watch osama bin laden. scarborough says, whoa, when was the book written? before the world trade center. he cannot believe it. i don't get any credit. they don't give me any credit for it. and then i have jeb bush saying, what does donald trump know about the military? i'm like a smart guy. i'm really smart. but, it is amazing. people are talking about it. if you read the book, it says osama bin laden. the reason was he was a terrorist that was getting a lot of notoriety. he made very vicious statements towards our country. i said you better watch that guy. what happened? i think it was 19 months after that, he came back and knocked down an attack viciously with
the world trade center. in the debate, which every poll said i won, but these are minor details. slate --ime magazine, everybody, every single poll. i'm not calling up hundreds of thousands of people, but jeb said, my brother left us safe. i'm ok with it. i said to the biggest attack ever. they should have known about it and they could have known about it. i am not blaming george bush. i am not blaming anybody. i could also blame clinton, right? in all fairness to bush, he was only president for nine months. andgh clinton gave a speech he knew osama bin laden, just like i did, and he gave a speech
talking about osama bin laden, so you can blame bush, we can blame everybody. you know the expression "the buck stops here?" your president, that's the way it is. it is one of the reasons i say, and i mean this strongly, we a lot of money, 19 billion dollars, but we have to build up our military so big, so strong, so powerful, we have got to do it. [cheering] we have got to do it. so powerful that nobody is going to mess with us, nobody. i don't want to use it. i don't want to use it. nobody, nobody is going to mess. we are working on an airplane right now, i don't know if you have been reading about it. aliens and billions of dollars or one plane, and the test pilots -- did you read the story?