tv Road to the White House CSPAN October 25, 2015 10:37pm-11:01pm EDT
you have some overrated. you have some highly overrated. i will not use them. i have some that nobody have ever heard of an better than all of them. they are great. we have the most talented people. this is not going to be political. this is not going to be political. no, if i tell carl icahn, go watch over china for me, carl. just watch over china. trust me, good things are going to happen for us. believe me. really good things are going to happen. we have a thing right now going on called corporate inversion. nobody knows what it is, but companies have trillions of dollars in other countries. we cannot get it back into this country, you know that, right? trillions. they note the number is $2.5 trillion and i know it is much higher. nobody really knows.
at least $2.5 trillion is offshore, all these different countries, and what we are doing is our companies are going to and they already started leaving the united states and moving to those other countries to get their money, well, you can't blame them. to get their money and to get lower taxes. so i came up with a tax plan that cuts taxes way down, way down for corporations, for the middle income people. [cheering] for the middle income people of which we do not have too many in this room. they are all upper middle income people end up for people, but for the middle income people, because the middle class in this country has been totally forgotten about.
it has been totally forgotten about, so we are cutting corporate taxes. we are cutting taxes for the middle income. we are cutting a lot of things like carried interest. the hedge fund guys pick a side. if it goes up, they make a fortune, and they go down, they find another job, ok? along with -- a lot of it is luck. the democrats and republicans both agreed that we should bring [indiscernible] 40.5 years they agree and they still cannot make a deal. -- for 3.5 years they agreed but they still cannot make a deal. it is a lack of leadership in washington and we are going to stop it. [cheering] and it will be an amazing. we will have a dynamic, really dynamic country. the other day, i watched a general being interviewed. i said to a group before, i the hell is the debt -- is the general being interviewed on television? i don't want them being interviewed on television telling what we are doing, where
we are going. can you imagine general patent being -- patton being interviewed on cnn? i don't think so. i am watching this general be interviewed and i love great generals. i love general macarthur. today's day he has the highest marks -- i'm a big fan of academics, believe it or not -- but he has the highest marks in the history of west point. that is a smart guy. his biggest problem is he hated to listen to dwight eisenhower because dwight, who was a great guy but at the lower part of his class, and mcarthur was the smartest guy ever at west point according to academics, and he could not he had to take orders from twice. -- dwight. could you imagine general
douglas macarthur being on television saying the following -- the question was by a very good man asking the questions said, what do you think of isis? can we win? in the general looked at him and said, oh, it is going to be very tough. it is going to be very, very tough. i don't know. it is going to take a very, very long time. i looked at the sky and say, he is a weak person. deals are not deals, deals are people. when you do deals, it is people. everybody always says deals, deals are people. remember it. i tell kids, deals are not deals, deals are people. i looked at this general and said, i do not want him. i will find the smartest and spot is very important. toughest. we got rid of the guy, remember, because he was using, and get --
foul language to a magazine. he was me, tough, and nasty and we got rid of it because -- i will find the general macarthur. i will find the general george patton. we have got him. they may not be politically correct, who cares. who cares. but we are going to find him. and we are going to clean things up and we are to have a great country again. and respectful. we are going to have a respected country. we have a lot to do. we will build a wall. [applause] we will build a wall. we have no choice.
either way, people will come into our country, but they are going to come and legally. [applause] [chanting -- usa] donald trump: whoever the hell yelled. we will rebuild the wall, and the script, i was not so sure should be talking about walls. tomorrow in jacksonville, i can talk about walls, but in this one i was a little hesitant to talk about it. thank you. thank you. by the way, and i say this all the time and people buried out,
a radio host hispanic show in new york said, you know, my audience is all hispanic. they love trump. let me tell you who wants to stop illegal immigration more than anybody. the hispanics in our country legally. it is true. [cheering] just to finish up, our country does not win anymore. you know that, right? we don't win. when was the last time we had victory? we lose with china on trade, we visit isis, we lose with iraq, we do not know what we are doing, iran just made the single greatest contract i have ever seen anybody make. we were represented by a man
that should be ashamed of himself. a man, secretary kerry, that should get the hell off a bicycle. he. is possible during the negotiation -- he falls off his bicycle during the negotiation, breaks his leg, we were represented by competent people. it is not going to happen anymore, folks. let me tell you something. if and when i win -- [cheering] i am not -- [cheering]
we are going to have so many victories it is going to be so nice. it is going to be so nice. we are going to win on trade, we are going to win and everything, we are going to terminate obamacare. [cheering] it is going to be replaced with something much better and much less expensive for you and the country. let me tell you, obamacare was a dream for the insurance companies. they have made a fortune with obamacare. and your premiums are a 40%, 50%, 55%, your deductibles are through the roof, you will never be able to use it. it is so bad.
we are going to repeal it, replace it with something great. [cheering] we are going to bring back the american dream. [cheering] and this is as sure as you are standing here tonight and look around, folks, because this is a movement, something special and happening around the country, not just in miami, all over the country. you will see it tomorrow in jacksonville, it happens all over the country. we are going to make america great again. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. [cheering]
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>> president obama hosted a round table at the white house. he spoke briefly with the media following that meeting. president obama: i just had the opportunity to meet with ceos from across the country who are acting on climate change. historically when you start talking about an issue like climate change, the perception is that this is an environmental issue, it is for tree huggers, and that hard headed business people either don't care about it or see it as a conflict with their bottom lines.
and this conversation has confirmed what we've known for quite sometime. it is that considerations of climate change, energy efficiency, renewable energies are not only contradictory to their bottom lines, but for the companies, they are discovering they can enhance their bottom lines. for decades our addiction to fossil fuels and imported oil i think not only threatened our planet and our security but also our economy. and what we've been able to do over the last seven years is even as we obtain the number one status in the production of oil and gas, what we've also been able to do is to slowly begin the transition of our economy to a cleaner, smarter approach to using energy. many of the companies sitting around here have been at the forefront of that process. we have now doubled our production of clean energy, we've been reducing our carbon footprint even as the economy grows, and this progress isn't
just creating a safer planet, it is also creating jobs and business opportunities and it is something that customers are increasingly looking for. thanks in part to investments, there are parts of america where clean power is actually not only competitive but in some cases cheaper than traditional sources of energy. we have seen, for example, companies like walmart install on site solar capacity. more actively than just about any other company. we've seen google become the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in the world with companies like apple and costco close behind. today the ceos around the table who have been extraordinary work are determined to go even further.
we've got 81 companies who have signed on to the american business act on climate change. they operate in all 50 states. they've got about nine million employees collectively and $5 trillion bother of market cap. these are some of the cutting edge, most extraordinary business that is we have. it is not just the big companies that are getting involved, it is their suppliers and small businesses that are also getting involved in saying number one we need a strong outcome in paris as we go for the climate summit there. and number two, we need to have a partnership between business and the federal government, state government, local government, not-for-profit sector all to continue to achieve aggressive reductions in the carbon footprint as a leader. all told right now the commitments that the companies are making, the total of at least $160 billion. it ranges from reducing
emissions to reducing water usage to pursuing zero deforestation to purchasing 100% clean energy represented around the table. we've got companies as diverse as intel which is obviously one of the leading high-tech innovators. it is one of the chip manufacturest and inventors. they are -- not only are they doing the right thing in the production of the products, they are facilitating along with some of their suppliers the ability for us to pursue the data that we need for companies to become even more energy efficient. we've got big utes like pg and e that have been at the forefront making it economic for the customers to get clean energy. one of the things we discussed is the importance of us getting a smarter grid and transition so that we are able to work to get
energy from one part of the country to another part of the country in an efficient way that doesn't have a lot of leakage but can end up really feeding an increasing demand on the part of customers for clean energy. we've got chocolate companies that are doing the right thing in terms of how they are getting their inputs and farmers who are doing a wonderful job in california and recognizing in light of changing temperature what they need to do to be much more energy and environmentally conscious. the big companies like berkshire hathaway that the whole range of industries. the bottom line is this: we have to do something about climate change. not only is it it going to have
an impact on our children and our grandchildren and we have a moral obligation to leave them a planet that is as wonderful as the one that we inherited from our fore bearers. it is really important for americas bottom line and economic growth that we do something about the climate change. if we are at the forefront of this, if we are the innovators, and if we are the early adapters and setters, then we are the ones who are going to be creating and selling the products and services that help the entire world adapt to a clean energy future. if we are lagging behind, it is not going to happen. so as we look at this major conference that we're going to be having in paris in just a few months where we've already mobilized the international community, including china to participate. i just want everybody to
understand that american businesses want this to happen as well. what they do need is certainty. it is going to be very hard for them to operate if they don't know what the rules of the road are. and what we're trying to do is make sure that everybody is on a fair playing field. everybody is going their part to make sure that we're saving this planet. if we're able to establish those kinds of rules and that's the goal that we're setting forth in paris, i have no doubt that these companies are going to excel. that's going to mean jobs, businesses, and opportunity alongside cleaner air and a better environment. so i'm very grateful to all of you for participating. i'm looking forward to getting even more companies on board in the months and years to come. all right. thank you very much, everybody. >> thank you. >> thank you.
fiorina at arly townhall meeting in south carolina. tomorrow, arne duncan talks about the results of the study in urbanrdized testing schools, hosted by the council of great city schools, beginning at 9:30 on c-span2. monday, republican representative from tennessee marsha blackburn talks about cyber security and data breach legislation, joint by john mckinnon+. subjected,als become they have come to realize it is
not if you have your data breached, it is when is your data going to be breached? so having a federal standard and exercising some preemption and setting a period of time that companies have to conduct that information and then to inform consumers and sent penalties for enforcement, those are appropriate steps that should be taken and there is a step that is covered in data security legislation that we have worked on at the committee -- >> monday night at 8:00 on the communicators on c-span2. a signature feature of book tv as our coverage of the book fairs and festivals. top nonfiction authors, here is our schedule this weekend. we will be a national.
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