tv Washington This Week CSPAN January 31, 2016 11:00am-3:01pm EST
they don't care about clean energy, the way we should. they will not raise the minimum wage. don't think he is a problem. -- they don't think that's a problem. we are seeing them in an alternate reality. we need to make the tax code fair. that means we are going where the money is, the money is where the wealthy are. we will change the tax code and make them pay for all of the benefits they have here in america. [applause] sec. clinton: there's a bunch of things i want to do to close the loopholes. i am the only candidate on either side who has said plainly idle raise your incomes-- plainly i will raise your incomes, not your middle-class taxes.
i believe that we need funding to help make college affordable. to help with early childhood education. to do the things that will lift us up. i went to omaha a few weeks ago. warren buffett endorsed me, and i was very happy to have that support. [applause] sec. clinton: he said he agreed with me that taxes had to go up on rich people, like him. he said that will make into popular, but i believe he is right. i support "the buffett rule." i believe that people that make a million dollars should pay 30%. right now, because of all the
loopholes, they pay less taxes than those of you who are teachers. i want a fair share on incomes of $5 million or more. these are people who pull every shenanigan in the book. they send money to the bermudas, bahamas, money flying around so that it cannot be taxed the way it is supposed to. we have to and that.-- to end that. we have to go over and over again with what it is we need to end. this is gimmicks, invasion, turning backs on americans. this is an example that has outraged. -- has outraged me. there's a company in wisconsin that makes auto parts.
in 2008, you might remember, the auto industry was on the brink of collapse. the republican said let it die-- republicans said let it die. president obama said, that millions of people's jobs. we have to do something. you and i bailed out the auto industry. it turned out to be a good investment. they paid it back. one of those copies asking for help with johnson controls-- was johnson controls. auto has had the best year in a while did they have-- in a while. johnson controls will pretend to sell itself and move itself to europe so that it can avoid american taxes.
it is using the taxpayers that failed out. this is not an inversion, it is a permission. -- perversion. i will go after them when i am president. [applause] sec. clinton: you see, i have a broader view about what we need to do to make sure that people not only pay their fair share, but they don't wreck the economy like we saw them in 2008. the governor, senator, and i agree that we have got to prevent wall street, the financial markets, and others from doing what they did. but, we have a slight difference
could have no argument -- difference. i have no argument -- i want to let you know that we now have the law. we passed it. the dodd frank law. we have to pull the trigger on the process if the banks pose a systemic risk. we are keeping our eyes on what the banks are doing. that is where i part company with my two friends. 2008 was not just the big banks. thank you. lehman brothers, aig, countrywide mortgage, wachovia. if all you do is talk about the big banks, you miss the big picture. we have to go after the shadow banking industry. we have to make sure they can't
hurt us. that is what i have pledged to do. independent observers who have looked at what we have all proposed have all said, i am the toughest, most effective, most comprehensive. people like paul krugman. the best evidence, the folks that know i have the toughest plan other -- are the republicans. they are running $6 million with of ads right now. hedge fund guys have started a super pac to run against me. karl rove. another billionaire just jumped into the fray. ask yourself, why are they so nervous about me? i will tell you. they know me. they know that i say what i mean and i do what i say. i know how to go after them. [applause] sec. clinton: we are going to
take the fight to them. we can and we also have to make progress. i am a progressive who likes to get things done. that is what i believe in. the debate i am having with senator sanders over health care is important. we both have the same goal. universal coverage. before, it was obamacare -- before was obamacare, it was hillary care. i was working to get universal coverage. they beat us, the --the drug companies. they beat us. i got children's health insurance passed. i was thrilled when president obama signed the affordable care act. democrats have been trying to do this since harry truman. we know what the alternative is.
republicans want to turn it back to the insurance companies, so that they can go and basically charge what they want, to type coverage-- deny people coverage, charge women more, not let young people be on parents policies. i know. ted cruz was confronted by a man at one of his events today who told him about his brother-in-law who had never been able to afford insurance. he could not go to a doctor. when he finally did, he found out he was riddled with cancer. the man said, why do you want to repeal this? finally, people like my brother in law can get insurance. ted cruz went off on an ideological critical comment
about affordable care. he never said what the alternative is. "what would you replace it with?" they can tell you. -- they can't tell you. that's fine with them. that's not fine with me. i will not let that happen. [applause] sec. clinton: we have fought too hard and too long. we are at 90% coverage. i will fix what is wrong with the affordable care act. we will go after prescription drug costs. but, i will tell you, we cannot start over, my friends. we cannot throw this country
back into gridlock. people cannot wait for another 20 year debate. i met a woman who started -- a woman came to see me, she said, look at this. she started taking medicine, 10 shots, back in 1988. about $10 a shot. it stayed pretty steady. last month she went to the pharmacist to get her shots, and the pharmacist said it would cost her more than $14,000 for the same 10 shots. i looked at the letter, and i said no, here is what is going on. there are a lot of drugs that have been around for a long time. there are no new investments, they just make the same drug, they sell it, they make a profit. they just keep it in the marketplace.
a bunch of hedge fund guys and speculators said this is a good opportunity for us. they started to buy these little companies, and then people needed them, and they began increasing the price through the roof. valiant pharmaceuticals is one of those that is doing this. gobbling up drugs that are already out there, and then charging more than people can pay. i think we need to call it what it is. it is predatory pricing. we need every tool at our legal disposal to shut this down. [applause] i will go after them, i will prevent them from doing this to people. [applause] somebody said to me, i have been railing about this for a couple of days, somebody said their stock price fell, and i said good, i hope they get the message rate i will not let this happen.
then i was in davenport, and a man said thank you for defending the affordable care act. he had a grandchild born with a congenital heart defect. she has had five operations. under the affordable care act from a lifetime limits were removed so they could get the insurance they needed for something as serious as open-heart surgery on a child. just yesterday i was in des moines, and i met a woman before it went out to speak and she said i want to thank you for defending the reportable care act -- affordable care act. im doing it because i believe in it and it is the best shot we have. she said just a few years ago my daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer, and because of the affordable care act, i could put her on my policy. we began her treatment. she got really sick, and i had
to quit my job. i do not know what we were going to do, but that i could go into the marketplace and i could get insurance that would cover me. this woman told me this heartrending story about her daughter, and a happy ending. her daughter just got married. [applause] but she do not know what you would have done without the affordable care act for her treatment and insurance. we cannot repeal it, and we cannot start over. we have to build on it, make it work, and get us to 100%. it is a lot easier to get from 90% to 100% then to go from 0% to 100%. [applause] i want to thank all the teachers, the retired teachers who are here tonight. [applause] i am so proud to have your endorsement, and i will be your
apartment -- your partner. we will work together for education for our kids. we need to take into account for the child's needs. i have the most heartbreaking conversations about teachers as i traveled across the state. teachers have raised their hands in my meetings and they have said it has been below zero. a teacher was saying this, and a little kid comes to school with a t-shirt on. i know that is families having such a hard time, we try to help. teachers do not believe that their job is to impart knowledge, academic knowledge. the teachers i know believe that their job is to lift that each child, to give every single child a chance to live up to their god-given potential. [applause] here are some things i think would help. we need early childhood education.
zero years old to five years old. this would help prepare so many more kids to be successful when they got to school. we need more wraparound services in school. we need to get nurses back in schools. we need social workers, we need people to deal with the problems that kids are bringing to school. [applause] and we need to make college affordable again for every young person in america. [applause] i have a plan to do that. i have laid out my plan. i have told you how much and what koch -- it would cost. i want debt free tuition.
here is the difference. i would anybody who cannot afford it to be able to have tuition without borrowing anything. i do not believe giving free college to donald trump's youngest child is in the best interest of all the hard-working americans who need help. [applause] i think we can do it in a sustainable way by, number one, asking the colleges and universities to take a look hard look at what they are charging. because of all you do is have a big glut of free money, the costs are going to keep going up because there is no incentive to rein them in. colleges and universities need to understand they cannot just dump everything on tuition. we have to live away from that. we also have to get states -- i want a partnership with state. i wanted to quit building prisons and start putting money
back into education, including higher education. [applause] and i believe, i believe it is important that you are going to college, and you are getting this debt free tuition, to work 10 hours a week. make sure you make a contribution, so you feel like you're invested in this. and then when you get out, if you have debt, i believe we should let you refinance your debt and save thousands of dollars, give that payment down, get it off with an interest rate, given as a percentage of your income. that will make it affordable for people who have debt right now to be able to get out from under us. -- under it. [applause] there is a lot of work for us to do here. i am very committed to fighting hard on all of these friends here at home. there is another big group of issues i disagree fundamentally with the republicans over. they want to take away everybody's rights.
humans rights, civil rights, women's rights, gay rights, workers rights, voting rights. that is ripping out the progress we have made. i will tell you where i stand. i support a woman's right to make her own choices about health care. [applause] i support planned parenthood and will fight against this being defunded. [applause] i support marriage equality, and i will work against discrimination against the lgbt community. [applause] i support voting runs, and i will work to overturn citizens united, and get the corrupt money out of politics. i support unions and workers rights. they built the american middle class, and they are important to our future.
i support criminal justice reform, and i will work to try to heal the blows that we have seen between our races and people across our country. we have to end the era of mass incarceration and provide second chances and more opportunity. [applause] i will defend social security against privatization, the biggest wall street giveaway yet to the republicans have proposed. i will fix the v.a., but i will not let the republicans privatize the v.a. and take away the guarantee of health care for american veterans. [applause] and i will fight for common sense gun safety measures against the gun lobby. [applause] you know, this morning in ames, iowa, i was endorsed by gabby giffords and her wonderful husband mark kelly.
i will tell you, the courage and commitment of those two wonderful americans is so one overwhelming. to see it in person. to see this woman, who i knew before she was shot in the head, while meeting with her can do to us in the parking lot of a shopping center, and others who were there to meet with her. a little nine-year-old girl who had come to meet her congress member was killed. and mark kelly, who served our nation 25 years in the military. served as an astronaut on the space shuttle. he said i'm not political, i was never involved in that, i just served my country. he said we cannot go on like this. this is wrong. 90 people on average a day died from gun violence in america.
that is 33,000 people a year. homicide, suicide, terrible, avoidable actions. common sense gun reform, like background checks, closing loopholes, not letting people on the no-fly list by guns in america. if they are too dangerous to fly, they should not have a gun, for heavens take. -- sake. these proposals are supported by 92% of americans, and 82% of gun owners. i have been talking to gun owners. they say i have been thinking about it, they just want you to do it so it does not interfere with my rights. i say absolutely. you have rights. it has to be done, in accordance with the constitution. but don't you think we are smart enough to figure out how to do that? more than 2 million purchases have been prohibitive because of the brady act that was passed while my husband was president. [applause]
i hope you will consider this as an important issue because there are just too many people dying. we cannot stop every death, i am not claiming that, but we ought to try. i think we can. let me say i final word about safety here at home. i was a senator on 9/11, i feel passionately about defending our country, keeping us safe from terrorists and others who wish us harm. i laid out a plan on how i would do that. a how i would defeat isis, however make sure that we lead a coalition of air power to help back up the arabs and the kurds who have to do the fighting, because i will not send american combat troops back to syria or
iran. [applause] we also have to take them on, preventing their foreign fighters, there for 20, and take them on online. and we also have to pull together in our country. that is the point i want to make. after 9/11, we had a plan. it was an informational program. if you see something suspicious, or you hear something suspicious, call somebody. call the police, call the fbi, call 911. it relied on everybody being on the same size, knowing that we were going to protect all of us against any terror attack. and we did, we got information that foiled attacks, and broke them up, and i think it worked because everybody felt like they were part of it. when you hear leading republican candidates say what they say about american muslims, here is what i want you to think.
it is not only offensive, and contrary to our values, but it is dangerous. it is a dangerous position to be taking. [applause] all of a sudden, some americans are made to feel like they are outside of the circle. they are not wanted. their information is not needed. the oldest mosque in america is here in cedar rapids, iowa. [applause] you know people, people who are your neighbors, people who are your colleagues. we need to all be in this together. and then we have to have a coalition of nations, including muslim nations, to defeat the threat of terrorism. i've put together a coalition, i put together the coalition that imposed sanctions on iran, that drove them to the negotiating table, got the agreement that put the lid on their nuclear weapons program. i know what it takes to build a coalition, and i can tell you this -- [applause] it is a lot harder to build a coalition when you have people running from united they
residency or insulting religion of the people we need to build a coalition. [applause] this campaign is like a job interview. you all have to decide, who is ready to be president and commander in chief on day one of january 2017. and if you will go caucus for me on monday night, if you will go stand up for me, if you will be there for me, i promise you this -- i will stand for you, i will fight for you through this campaign, and in the white house i will work my heart out for you for the kind of future of our country that we all deserve and want. thank you all, and god bless you. [applause]
just two days before we caucus on monday night. debate? iys see the think marco did great. we are going to ask you to caucus to marco. all we are asking you to commit to is to show up monday night at 7:00 p.m. at the school or church that is your caucus site for a one-hour meeting. caucus, we commit to ask you to fill out one of these cards so we can stay in touch with 8:00 and remind you the date, time, and location of your caucus. next please welcome the president of the united states, marco rubio. sen. rubio: thank you. thank you. i am so honored to be here. let me clear a couple of things up. jack is right, it will be at a church or school near your home.
righture you find out the one. this is important. thank you so much for being here. i have touched and overwhelmed by the amount of people here. i know you are here because you take very seriously the role that you play. in about 48 hours, the people of iowa will be the first americans to get a chance to ask the most important question of this generation, what kind of country will america be in the 21st century? and 20020th century years, america has been a special country. we were founded on a powerful truth that our rights do not come from government, lies, leaders. our rights come from god. our rights come from our creator . this is why we embrace free enterprise. this is why we embrace individual liberty. it made us the freest people
ever. that is why the american example , american dream has inspired people to pursue it both here and in their own homeland. now all of those things are in question. a growing number of americans are starting to doubt what kind of country we will be, because many things that made us unique and special are threatened. i saw a poll recently that said more than 50% of young americans, when asked if the american dream is still alive, over 50% said no. if that were to become true, america stops being a special nation. when was the moment the american dream began to erode, when all the things that made america special started to slip away? i can point to one moment in particular. yeah. no, not super bowl 42. i do not even know who played in
super bowl 42, but it was not the miami dolphins, i can tell you that. i think we can point to the year 2008 when this nation elected a president not interested in fixing america's problems. for the first time in our lifetime, we elected a president dedicated to changing america. not changing our problems, changing the country. changing the government's role in our lives and america's role in the world. the result is a president who summarily and regularly undermines the constitution of the united states in a lawless way, a president who assaults the second amendment, our religious liberty, who views america as an arrogant global power that needs to be cut down to size. that undermines our allies like israel, that got our is -- military.
it is not easy to win a nobel peace months after taking office after not doing anything. it takes a president that believes america needs to be cut down to size, and that is what we have had. the result is a real growing frustration, and an anger that i would say is not just at democrats, angry at republicans, angry at washington. this frustration has been building for a while. i sought in 2010. that is why i ran for the u.s. senate. my opponent was the sitting governor of florida who said he was a republican but i knew he was not. who said he wanted go to washington and oppose barack obama but i knew he would go and embrace his agenda, so i decided to run for the senate. the entire senate leadership told me i could not run and if i did, they would go against me. . did, and i won
almost the same people came forward in 2015 and said, you cannot run for president. why? you have to wait in line, wait your turn. i said, after seven years with barack obama, there is no time for patients. wrong,et this election there will be no turning back for america. we cannot afford to lose this election. we cannot afford to wake up on the first wednesday of november to find out that bernie sanders was elected president of the united states. usually that is a slur, bernie sanders calls himself a socialist. i think he is a good candidate for president. i want to say something to you. i had an event last night where there was three young men from sweden, really nice people. i felt really bad.
i do not want to be sweden, but i like sweden. i thought they would be angry and they said, why would you wish that on our country? [applause] said,ubio: another person sweden does not have a president , they had a king, prime minister. i said if they did, it would be bernie sanders. we cannot elect a socialist president and we cannot elect hillary clinton. she was asked earlier this week in iowa, what do you think about nominating barack obama for the supreme court? she said, what a wonderful idea. i never heard that, can you imagine? violates the constitution like it is part of his job description as president , and we are going to put him on the supreme court court to interpret and apply it? i'm asking for you to caucus for lose this election. me on monday.
i'm the conservative that will clinton or bernie sanders, and they know it. that is why they spent so much time attacking me. hillary clinton does not want to run against me. i cannot wait to run against hillary clinton. [applause] unite the: we will republican party and the conservative moment. we will have our primary and it will get heated but we will , bring everyone together. we cannot win if we are divided. we cannot win if we are divided against each other. you know it happens in the last couple of days of the campaign, the desperation kicks in, the kitchen sink comes out and is thrown at you. [laughter] sen. rubio: ted cruz is running an ad has a video that edits my , words, cuts them in half, distorts what i am saying. we know these things are going to happen. none of it bothers me. you have seen it before in iowa.
we are going to bring the conservative moment together -- movement together. we cannot win if we are divided against each other. being united alone will not the enough. we need to grow the conservative movement. we need to go to people that have not for a conservative or republican in a long time and convince them of the truth that , the country would be better off with us, instead of the other side. i look forward with passion the making that argument. i look forward to reaching out to americans who live paycheck to paycheck. i grew up paycheck to paycheck. my father was a bartender, my mother was a stock worker at kmart, a made, a cashier. i know what it is like to live paycheck to paycheck. i grew up paycheck to paycheck. i lived paycheck to paycheck. people in my family still live paycheck to paycheck. they are teachers, nurses, firefighters.
they struggle. hillary clinton cannot lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck. i cannot wait for that debate. i intend to go out and talk to young americans staggering under , the weight of student loans. a 500% increase in student loans in the last 10 years. people graduating with thousands thathousands of dollars they borrowed to pay for a degree that did not lead to a job. they cannot lecture me about student loans. i had a student loan. i had a student loan three years ago. i never thought i'd pay it off. the only way to get rid of a student loan, either you pay it or you die. [laughter] sen. rubio: you cannot even get rid of it and bankruptcy. i got rid of it by writing a book called "the american son." now available in paperback. [laughter] sen. rubio: if it hadn't been for that, i would still have the loan. i remember when jeanette and i first got married my student
, loan was the second biggest item in the budget, right after the rent, more than the car. they cannot lecture me about the issue. that's why i spent so much time talking about it. i am the only republican that ever talks about it. i look forward to campaigning among families that are raising children in the 21st century. they cannot lecture me about that. jeanette and i are raising four children. it is harder than ever to raise children with the values you try to teach at your home and your church, instead of the values they try to ram down our throat in the popular culture. [applause] sen. rubio: if you caucus for me, we will win the nomination, we will unite the republican party, we will expand the conservative movement. we will defeat hillary clinton and bernie sanders and turn this country around, and here is how. i will tell you a couple things
i will do when i am president. it is not enough to be angry. you have a right to be frustrated. your government has failed you in both parties for longer than seven years. although the last seven years have been the worst. you have a right to be angry, .ut anger is not a plan anger is not a solution. it can be a motivator. anger may lead you to take action but you have to take action. you deserve to know if the next president of the united states is going to do and you trust them with your vote. i will take the of office, i will place my left hand on the bible and my right hand in the air and swear to protect and defend the constitution. unlike barack obama, i will actually mean it. [applause] sen. rubio: that means i will defend and not undermine the second amendment, because you have a constitutional right to be able to protect yourself and
your family from criminals and from terrorists. we will protect the second amendment. we will protect religious liberty. every american has the constitutional right to live out faithaching is of their in their home and in every aspect of their life. [applause] after i am done taking the oath of office, i'm going straight to the oval office and when i get into the oval office i am going to immediately repeal every signal one of barack obama's unconstitutional executive orders. [applause] sen. rubio: what does that mean? it means that all of these crazy epa rules, on my first day office, they are gone. [applause] sen. rubio: it means this effort by the federal government to take over our schools with things like common core, on my
first day in office that ends. [applause] that means the use of federal taxpayer money to pay for abortions overseas, that stops. [applause] sen. rubio: on my first day in the office everyone in the world , will know that america is once again on israel's side. on my first day in office, i will cancel barack obama's deal with iran. my first day there. [applause] sen. rubio: we are going to win energize -- re-energize our economy. today it has flatlined because government is taking over. we will reimburse free enterprise. we will fix the tax code, rollback regulations save social , security and medicare. we will bring the budget under control. we are going to fully utilize our energy resources. when we do all that, there will be no better place the world to start a business or expand an existing one.
america will be the best economy in the world, will create the best paying jobs of the new 21st century economy. [applause] sen. rubio: we are going to deal with health care. everybody running for president, as a republican, is against obamacare. i am the only one running for president who has ever done anything meaningful about it because when they created obamacare, it created a bailout fund. they wanted to use your taxpayer money to bail out by that insurance companies that lost money under obamacare. in 2014, i led the effort and wiped out the bailout fund. those who ours saying they like obamacare, they are saying "what he did is terrible, it will lead to the collapse of obamacare." i hope it does. [laughter] sen. rubio: we are getting rid of obamacare once and for all and we will put the american people back in charge of their own health care decisions. [applause]
sen. rubio: i have plan to replace obamacare. it's on our website. it is clearly laid out and you will see it works. it is better than what we had before obamacare and is a lot better than obamacare. you probably already know this by now my parents were not from , this country. my father and mother were immigrants. my grandparents are immigrants. entire family are immigrants. i was raised in a community of immigrants. this is an issue i understand personally and deeply. in the 21st century, our number one priority before anything else is to keep isis out of america. it is a threat we did not face before but now we need to do things differently. there is a well organized, well-funded, sophisticated radical jihadist group that would like to send people into the united states as killers disguised as immigrants or a refugee or something else. the world has changed.
this is not a religious test. this is not about discrimination. it is about common sense. it is about public safety. when i am president of the united states unless we know who , you are and why are coming, you're not getting into the united states of america. [applause] sen. rubio: i am also tired of hearing that securing the borders is anti-immigrant. that is a lie. our borders is what sovereign countries do. instead of hiring 20,000 new irs agents, we are going to hire 20,000 new border agents. we will finish the 700 miles of fencing and walls we need. we will have a mandatory e-verify system. if you're here legally, you will not be able to get hired. people overstaying their visas
is 40% to 50% of the problem. if we do these things, and we will bring illegal immigration under control. we will not do anything else on immigration until that is in place and working and the federal government has won the confidence of the american people, that in fact our illegal immigration problem is under control for the first time in 30 years and once and for all. , we will deal to rest of it. not amnesty. not amnesty. illegal immigrants will be immediately deported and sanctuary cities, when i am president they will lose their federal funding. [applause] sen. rubio: my most important job, when elected president, will be to be commander in chief of this great country. it is the reason why we have a federal government. the world today is more dangerous than it was seven years ago and i'm sad to say, our country is less safe. more dangerous because of a
lunatic in north korea with nuclear weapons. the chinese steel our secrets and are massively building up their military. the chinese government, we have no quarrel with the chinese people. the chinese communist party is stealing our secrets, building up their military, taking over the south china sea. vladimir putin is sowing instability in the middle east. iran is about to receive $100 billion from barack obama's sanctions relief which they will use to build up their military and one day acquire a nuclear weapon of their own. isis is the most sophisticated, well-funded terror threat in the history of mankind. isis is not just a bunch of people on the back of pickup trucks, the way the president described them in the state of the union. isis is an organization that has affiliates in over 12 countries. indonesia, the philippines, multiple countries. you saw what basis did and paris
and what they inspired in san bernardino. this is a group that burns people alive in cages. they take little girls that are nine and 10 years old and sells them off as brides for the fighters. this is what we are dealing with. in the face of these threats, what is happening to the military? let me tell you what is happening to our military. we are on the verge of the smallest army since the end of world war ii. we are on the verge of the smallest navy we have had in 100 years. and we will soon have the smallest air force and the oldest airplanes we have ever had. the world is growing more dangerous and our military is growing weaker. here is what is really unacceptable. there are people are running for president in the party of reagan who have voted for budgets that brag about cutting defense spending even more. this is unacceptable. now maybe some of you do not agree with me on defense spending but i will be frank , with you, when i'm president of the united states, we're not cutting the military. we are rebuilding the u.s.
military because the world is a safer and better place when america is the strongest military in the world. [applause] sen. rubio: by the way these , defense cuts are not just dangerous. they are unfair to the men and women in uniform. we are still putting them in harm's way. we are not providing resources or rules of engagement to allow them to succeed. when i'm president, we will have a real war on terror. here is what it is going to look like, it is not a complicated war. here's what it will look like. the best intelligence agencies in the world are going to tell us where the terrorists are. the best military in the world is going to destroy the terrorists. if we capture any of them alive, they will not get a lawyer or be told they have the right to remain silent. they are not getting a court hearing and manhattan. if we capture them alive, they have a one-way ticket to guantanamo.
we are going to find out everything that they know, everything that they now. [applause] sen. rubio: and, we're going to take care of our veterans. and let me just stop at this moment and say if you are a member of the armed forces or uniformur country in everybody here thanks you for , your service to the united states of america. [applause] sen. rubio: let me extend that gratitude to police officers and firefighters. [applause] because when isis struck in san bernardino, it was firefighters and police officers that responded and saved lives. me for one, i'm tired of reading all of the stuff about all of the police officers are so bad. let me tell you the police officers and the firefighters are. they are the people we will call
tonight is something that happens in our lives, and they are willing to die so that we can be safe. we thank them for what they do for our country. [applause] sen. rubio: we are going to take care of our veterans. we are not doing that now. what is happening now is immoral. we have a record number of veterans committing suicide, homeless, unemployed, waiting in long lines for the care they earned and deserve. when i'm president, that ends. when i am president, if you're not doing a good job at the da, , you will be fired. veterans will be able to take their benefits to any hospital or doctor, not just the one the government runs. [applause] sen. rubio: there is a lot more work to be done. i am proud that in this campaign of all the republicans, i have , outlined more detailed policies than anybody. it is on our website, marco
rubio.com. i encourage you to go see our solutions on debt, social security, medicare, on how we will rebuild the military, on higher education, because it's cost has gotten out of control. higher education is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity. we have detailed policies on all of these things and they are outlined on our website. if you have questions, we will answer them. we think that is what this is about, ideas that will turn this country around. i will close by ending where i began. by talking about the consequences of this election. this election is not about a choice between two political parties. this election is a referendum. it literally is a referendum. nation andtity as a as a people. decide who america will be in the next century. america is not just the country
i was born in, it is the country that literally changed the history of my family. when my parents were here in 1956, they had a few relatives living here, they had no money, not much of an education. my father actually stopped going to school when he was nine because his mother died. he had to work but he never went back to school. he would work for the next 70 years of his life. this notion that you get here and it's instant success, it's not true. it was hard and they were discouraged, but they persevered. my parents never became rich the truth is, or famous people people, never made a lot of would never you have heard of them had i not run for office. my parents are not rich or famous, but they were successful. here is why. less than 10 years after my parents arrived they owned a
home, not a mansion. they owned a home in a safe and stable neighborhood. they were able to raise four children. they were able to retire with dignity and security. most important of all, they were able to leave all four children better off than themselves. that story would've been impossible anywhere else on this planet. if my parents had taken their dreams and hopes to any other nation, i am not sure where i would be right now but i would not be standing on the stage, running for the highest office in the land. i think -- thank god every day that they came here, to the one place on earth where what they did was possible. it was possible because america is truly exceptional. what we have in this country, we can never take for granted. know that what is given to us is an incredible gift, the single greatest nation in the history of mankind. a place where hard work and perseverance allows you to fulfill your potential. in the history of mankind, almost everyone has been born
into a society that tells you what you are allowed to be. unless your parents are rich, unless you are politically connected, you are limited by how far you can go, but not here. we are special. why did that happen? america is not special by accident. this did not happen on its own. america is special, because for 200 years, each generation in our history did their part. for over 200 years each , generation in this country confronted challenges and embraced opportunities. now, the time has come for us to do the same. if we fail in this endeavor, so -- endeavor, it means that people like like hillary clinton . bernie sanders have won if hillary putting or bernie sanders wins, all the damage barack obama has done to america becomes permanent. obamacare is here to stay. unconstitutional executive orders are here to stay.
cuts to the military can continue. the standing in the world will erode. our second amendment rights will continue to erode. if they win, everything that barack obama has done remains in place, and worse. hillary clinton in particular cannot be the president of the united states. hillary clinton is not qualified to be commander in chief. she stored classified information on her private server because she believes she's above the law. she believes she is above the law. in fact the information is so , classified they cannot even released the e-mails. hillary clinton cannot be the commander in chief of the united states. [applause] sen. rubio: she cannot be the commander in chief, because she lied to the families of those people who lost their lives in benghazi. she knew that was a coordinated terrorist attack.
wasnow she knew because she telling everybody that, except the families of the victims. anybody who lies to the families of those who died in the service of this country can never be the commander-in-chief of the united states of america. [applause] sen. rubio: the time has come, not just to choose in iowa but to choose in this generation. are we willing to do what needs to be done? is this generation prepared to do what those came before us did? if we fail, our children will be the first americans in history to inherit a country worse off than their parents. i am telling you this if you , caucus for me, i will be the president. this generation will do its part. if you elect me as president of the united states, we will reimburse the principles that
made america great and reapply them to the challenges of this century. here is what history will write of us. here is what history will say about this moment in american history. here is what history will say about you and i. it will say that this generation of americans lived in the early years of this new century in a troubling and uncertain time but , like each generation before, we rose to the challenge. we confronted our problems. we solved them. we embraced our opportunities. we did what needed to be done. like the americans that came before us, we did what needed to be done. because we did, the american dream did not just survive, it reached more people, changed more lives than ever before. our children became the freest and most prosperous americans that ever lived. the 21st century was not just as good as the 20th century, it was better, it was a new american century. this is the opportunity before us and we must sees it now. we still have the time to get it
right that we do not have forever. we must act now at this time, in this turning point in our history. that is why i am here to ask you to caucus for me monday night. please sign up. we need your help. we want to stay in touch with you for the next 48 hours. i always tell people we will not bombard you with females. that's not true. we are. for 48 hours. [laughter] but only 48 hours because we want to make sure you caucus. and then we will leave you alone for little while. we will stay in touch, but not every day. until september, because you know why? when i am nominee, we will come back to iowa. we will make sure that our children inherit what they deserve the greatest country in , the history of all mankind. thank you for having me, and god bless all of you. [applause] ♪
he is going to go about 30 miles south down to des moines where he has another campaign event with his wife jeanette joining him. you have been watching this event and we want to hear from you. you can see the phone numbers up on the screen. we are live on c-span's road to the white house. we will talk to some folks who attended this event and take your calls. you want to begin with a woman who was at the event, tell us your name and your story. >> my name is jenny and i am not from iowa, i am from chicago. i came down here last night because we just want to experience what is going on in iowa and to see senator rubio. >> what have you done, today? >> we drove most of the way. we got settled at the hotel and headed straight over. >> what did you think of the event? be the mostto compelling candidate with the most articulate message in turn
-- in terms of what -- where the country is headed. leave a country to my children and grandchildren that is different from what i grew up with. he seems to be able to articulate that the best. even though he is so intelligent, he could be either yours or my brother, it seems like he understands us americans. >> what was it like being at a campaign event in iowa? >> you can feel the energy and excitement. people are tired of the direction we are heading and they understand that something drastic has to happen. you can feel the passion in the room. >> we also want to talk to some viewers at home. we want to begin with a call from josephine in orlando, florida. patient, givevery us your comments. >> i have been watching the debates from the beginning and i know that the lord has put it in
my heart that rubio is the man to lead this nation and to put america to how we were before. i need to say and this is so deep in my heart, america needs to wake up. andow people are angry people don't take time to pray, but it is so vital that people will just take a minute to pray and ask the lord to put into their hearts who is the right man that is going to lead the nation -- >> we will leave it there. daniel inlk with stockton, illinois. say, i havented to been watching these caucuses from the beginning and have never really participated, just the general elections. i tend to lead toward democrats and i like bernie sanders.
i did watch marco rubio and he had some interesting facts. i would like to know where he stands on cheap -- climate control. we need to do something about it and he did not mention it. that looks like you are an iowa state cyclone, tell us your name and where you are from. >> i am jerry, from ames. we have been attending other events. the nice thing about iowa is all the candidates come to us. we get to see them all. >> do you understand that the rest of america does not get to sit next to her candidate and talk to them? seat, onea front row of the nice things about iowa is
that we get up close and personal. we can shake their hands and listen to them and looked them right in the eye. that is one of the advantages of being the caucus state. >> will you be attending a caucus on monday night and for whom? >> i am actually one of the ballot counters from monday night and right now, i have understand it -- undecided between ted cruz and marco rubio. we have seen them both. i have to make a decision over the weekend. >> what appealed to you about each one? >> both of them game -- gave similar speeches in terms of what they would do to make america strong again in terms of tax reform, looking at the military, looking at how we build a future for our children and both of them are faith-based which really appealed to me.
i direct a laboratory for the usda. >> thank you so much for your time. ames is home to about 60,000 people. 35,000 students here at iowa state university. next caller is maria in fresh meadows, new york. >> hi. thank you for taking my call. -- >> we are listening. say that i'mke to very much surprised at people who would oppose hillary. i listened to the statements made by hillary and the president concerning the video. all of those statements were lies and i'm surprised that
people are so deaf and dumb that they don't understand. i want to thank c-span for the opportunity as a retired professor that i was able to listen to the session of the house and senate concerning the bills that were passed and how harry reid wanted to block them and a president was able to veto all the works that these young republicans in the house and senate were trying to pass. it is unbelievable that this is allowed to go on and that we have been put in such a situation. our country looks very bad and in a very bad state because of what is going on. >> that is maria and fresh meadows, new york, talking about the iowa caucuses that are two days away. between now and monday night, c-span will have several events live over the weekend and then
on monday, we will be live at a republican caucus and democratic caucus. the des moines register attracts the candidates and where they are going and according to the 80 threes register, more candidates events are happening today, tomorrow and monday. a professor from kansas. what are you doing here? students are my here as researchers and political to observe the caucuses. therehey are learning is is clarity to what these candidates have to say in their own events as opposed to the debates in which they have to thinkto questions and i it is fascinating for the students to go to these events and see the unmediated message. they get to see the whole event from start to finish and measure the whole message. >> how many events are you attending? >> tonight, we will see ben
carson and president and secretary clinton tomorrow night. monday night, we will be working at the caucuses with our researchers on-site. >> thank you for sticking around and chatting with us. in oregon, you are on. >> yes i am and it has been fascinating, i will say that. i don't really think that i would vote for rubio. he is a nice young man but i think he needs a little more age on him before he can be proper in the presidential race. >> where are you leaning right now? are you still with us?
she is gone so let's chat here. how are you? >> i'm fine. i am emilie parker from ames. and i am verytry faithful at following although the elections and wanting to find out a little bit more about the personal side of a candidate. before?you caucus >> i have not and i am this year because i am worried about our country and i just feel that everyone needs to put out a little bit of extra to get out there and vote for the candidate that they feel is going to be someone who can renew our country and the values that i have grown up with and i am worried that they are going to be gone. >> did senator rubio sell you today? >> yes.
i feel that a lot the things that are important to me, he stands for. countriesed about the and security, i am worried about the values, i am worried about lots of different things that i see for my kids and grandkids id i am enough older that have been able to see a change in how things have in through the years, so it is time to up the ante and get more involved. >> this is melanie, who is going to be a first-time caucus goer. maryland, what are you think of the event and what else do you want to talk about? >> i am jealous of iowans getting to sit alongside the candidates. my thoughts on senator rubio, i wonder if his administration entails a bigger government, a
bigger veteran affairs, a bigger immigration, those might be a confusing appeal to conservatives, but should voters consider that when considering rubio? wonder whether there is a fiscally conservative vote with marco rubio. >> next call comes from mark in wisconsin. good afternoon. >> thanks for my call, i am a first-time caller. i'm one of those voters that is torn between sanders and trump and listening to rubio on talking about student loans was a perfect example of why i have to choose between sanders and trump because he sounded just like hillary. he identifies the problem and said we will get some people together and we will talk about it and come up with a solution
but he never said what it is. voters have a longer memory wasuse i river when clinton going to put through nafta and everybody said wait a second, 80% of people said no we will lose our jobs and clinton said no we will give you student loans. the student loan cuts the baby in half, students are now traded on the wall street stock exchange as slm. dollars whenwo obama got elected and it has gone up to $24.28. >> if i were to ask you a question, what is the connection between donald trump and bernie sanders that makes you torn? identifies the problem which is all the jobs sent overseas.
sanders identifies the problem in that if you listen to him, he said look, they are loaning money to students at 8%, they are borrowing it at half a percent. they are cashing in on the desperation of young kids to try and get an education for a job that just isn't there. >> thank you. you?re >> i'm good. was bornast caller between bernie sanders and donald trump, are you torn? a i'm not here supporting candidate, i'm here with undergraduates conducting research for a class project. the mindse surveying of iowa voters trying to get an idea of what they want in the next president. >> are you the professor? >> i am, my name is josh.
i am a assistant professor at purdue university. inhave been here for a day what we are doing is attending the rallies of the candidates, either in des moines or ames and what we are doing is standing outside the rally location where we are surveying voters as they come in to hear what their thoughts are and then what we are going to do is go back to purdue and we will crunch the data and see what iowans are thinking and whether or not this predictive of what's to come. >> are they willing to participate in your survey? >> from what my students are absolutely, iowans are toy much willing and eager play the fetters in this process and i think that is extending to
giving their thoughts on these opinion surveys we are handing out. >> thank you for your time. we are here on the campus of iowa state university in ames, iowa. later tonight, the same hall will be used for carly fiorina who -- and was also use earlier for another candidate. time to take some more calls. thomas in north carolina. i'm doing great. call as a 100% trump supporter. disabled combat veteran, a u.s. army retired senior noncommissioned officer. i am very honored that donald trump thought enough of american veterans to go raise money for the homelessness that we have among our veterans and their families. he felt that it was more
important that he would raise money for the veterans and skipped the last debate. he is the only candidate that i see that is fit to lead the world's greatest military and represent america's combat , of the and the people people, for the people and by the people. t will put our economy back on track and secure the southern border. we will stop these crazies called isis and they will not come into our country and they will not butcher our people anymore. they will make sure of that. >> that is thomas in north carolina and joe is in staten island, new york. >> i've never been into politics.
i am a registered democrat but i have not voted in years but i will vote in this election and i am going for rubio. i think he is more honest and i like his background, the way he grew up. he is like a normal american person, not anybody that has a lot of money and riches. i also like christie, but my vote will go for rubio. >> that is joanne in staten island and finally, we have david in phoenix. what is on your mind, politically? >> thank you for having me. i want to say that it is great that marco rubio was it. and -- appearing at iowa state university, reaching out for the millennial vote and having recently graduated myself, i'm glad to see that we are getting a presence in these elections.
i have to say, i am committed to donald trump for two reasons. the let's make america great hat is so important, more symbolic than any other value and let's not forget, the second reason i think and this really sealed the deal, more so than marco rubio. -- out trump is great >> that is going to wrap up our coverage in ames of the marco rubio event and to hear your opinions, we have been out in iowa for the past two weeks covering a lot of events. you can watch them all on c-span.org.
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the white house coverage on c-span. here is some republican political ads released this weekend. i am excited to tell you how to caucus for my father, donald trump on february 1. at 6:30 p.m., show up in your caucus location. it will start at 7:00 and should only take a half hour. it is a secret ballot, you write down the name trump and you are done. very exciting. in order to find her caucus location and i want to remind you it is not the same place you go to vote, we have tried to make it really easy. just go to donaldjtrump.com. at the top of the website is a tab that says iowa caucus finder. you put in your zip code and street address and we tell you exactly where to go. -9191an also call 515-267
and we will tell you where your caucus location is or you can check your local news anchor. now the know we are caucus location is, in order to caucus you have to be a registered republican. it is easy to do it right on the spot. proof ofhoto id and a mailing address, so a piece of mail and a photo id and you can register to be a republican. to vote for my father i will be in iowa, my father will be in iowa, crowd rather -- my brother will be in iowa and we really hope to see you on february 1 as we caucus to make donald j trump president and make america
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future, my kids, it matters to my grandkids. this is now the time, our time and it is up to the men and women. if we stand together, we will win the iowa caucuses. if we stand together, we will win the primary and the election. we can win the general election and defeat hillary clinton. >> ted cruz is the most conservative candidate running, the most consistently conservative candidate running. >> i think ted cruz is a rock star. >> he is like the conscious of the conservative in the senate. >> if you are looking for the republican candidate who is the most opposed to liberalism, ted cruz. >> commit to come out and caucus for us on february 1. on february 1, join the thousands of iowans
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workers make more money than philosophers. a special country, a unique place for anyone from anywhere can achieve anything. hillary is disqualified from being commander-in-chief. ♪ ♪ >> a reminder, coming up in 30 minutes, live coverage of donald trump in iowa. in the meantime, iowa senator charles grassley on our guest on this morning's washington
journal. joining us from des moines is the senior senator from iowa, senator chuck grassley. thank you for being with us. be with you.o i heard the announcement about the c-span us.
bus has been at three out of the six or seven i have not so far. host: we will get a picture and tweeted out to those who all us on the stand. i will be glad to do that. i had the privilege may be eight years ago one time and even a sure that says c-span on it. host: let's talk about the caucuses tomorrow. you have not endorsed anyone in the republican caucus is why? there are two exceptions. dole because he was a close friend in 1990's, and then again for george w. bush in 2000. but never before have i been
involved in endorsing candidates and i guess there are two reasons. one, because of my own reelection, and number two, we wantre importantly, to be a welcoming state because we are first in the nation. we want to invite every participant, republican or democrat, to participate in the campaign in iowa. governor,peak for the but i feel if you are a political leader and you want everyone to come here and you why shouldy smith, the other eight or nine candidates show up if you think you will work so hard? host: i want to share with you a headline we made rest is to iowaer in the morning in
and across the country, the headline was all-america 20 15. and we areas hell not going to take it anymore. are they angry at the tablets meant? is it one of the reasons donald trump's leading in the polls in iowa? i think it is reason for two or three people like carson ruz and trump as well. carson is not so high as he was. i think it is and i better -- an outsider sort of thing. i would not say the anger comes out in my town meeting, but i think it actually exists. my meetings are a little reluctant to express that anger, but i can tell you another word that would describe it is a tremendous amount of
frustration. maybe with republican and independent and democrat, but some frustration from republicans when they feel they work really hard to get a republican majority in congress and then nothing changes. it is hard to explain we will get a republican agenda up in the united states senate that if you do not get 60 votes, you do can get toward, or you a republican agenda, get bipartisan support, and in the president vetoes it and you do not have votes to override the veto. in either instance, you still have the status quo. the public not understanding the we what the cost -- constitution requires makes it frustrating for a lot of that work hard for a lot of people not seeing a great deal of change and most of these people would say yes, i expect to follow the constitution.
independentsk for or democrats on the frustration but i think it would relate to the fact that both under republican and democrat, presidents, the middle class have not gained a lot of income. pretty much flat for the last 20 years. that is a frustration. economic think you see , number one, and nationals 30, number two, showing up in the polls as the two issues they want the campaign to deal with and the new president to deal with. ,ost: senator chuck grassley republican of iowa. and you're the chair of a committee. i want to get your reaction on what hillary said last week on meet the press. ms. clinton: i never sent or received any material mark classified. i cannot control what republicans are contending. i think it is interesting as a
political server, you will understand why. couple of months ago, mccarthy still means that the benghazi best to get death investigation was all about bringing me down. it was something i spent but i went ahead for 11 hours and answer their questions and even they admitted there was nothing new. now senator grassley shows up at a truck rally in iowa and is the chairman of the judiciary and the staff had been pushing a lot of stories. announced he was there for the simple reason to defeat me. i cannot control what republicans are doing but i know what the facts are and i will keep putting them out there. is something i think is very clear about what happened. i know it will be over and resolved at some point but i cannot control what republicans and their allies do. since then, the story that
broke on friday, for the first time, top-secret material had been through hillary clinton's private server and 22 of her e-mails were not released. your response? guest: let me speak to the facts. i want to divide the issue into two. it has got to be. e-mails or no e-mails here in investigation or no investigation. a third term of the obama administration. if hillary clinton is elected, that is what we will get. the reason i say that is if you look at everything she says there, every problem raised in her town meetings were raised by the press, the bottom line for solving the problems more tax, more spending, and more regulation. for the last seven years, that
attitude has strangled our economy with the slowest recession he me since world war ii. the other fact that is very and directly to where secretary clinton either does not know or she is missed leaving, that is that my investigation did not really start with hillary went in. it started in june of 2013 with letters about one of her on, she wasat was on the special program being a government employee but being a business, and we have got whistleblower information that she maybe had some conflict of interest. that is what we started investigating a long time before anyone knew about servers eating in the bathroom of the clinton home. started this investigation
before she was ever candidate for president. i am doing this investigation to defeat her. the point of the matter is my as a person involved in congressional oversight, to tv exec live branch faithfully execute the laws, is both the same under both republican president and democratic presidents. do you think hillary is in faces the prospect of being indicted based on her e-mails and the server? guest: i have to say right now, i do not know. correct,t is probably when i'm asking the fbi questions, and they say the investigation is going on, i'm may not like that answer from the f ei, but it may be it is a correct answer from the endpoint that they should not buy voles what they know right now until they get all the tax in. i have got great confidence in
nonpolitical in their investigation. in other words -- i should say apolitical in their investigation and they will do what is right. they have the reputation with the fbi to uphold. they want to enforce the law that they have taken an oath to do. and i think they want to do what is right. things i read in the paper make me believe that the law has been violated on classification of secret material. whether she will be indicted would be based upon a decision and, youdministration know, it just depends upon how much is public that the fbi can get out in the fbi probably will not make public their investigation. then you get to whether or not something will be leaked. shows she is deeply
violating the law and the administration is not rossi hitting, then they are going to look very bad and it may force prosecution. but it is basically a political decision. in other words, whether or not she is indicted if the fbi comes up with the information to indict. host: there is a look at the hometown newspaper showing donald trump and hillary went and are leading in the polls, but those within the margin of error, we will hear outside of buffalo, new york, democrats line with senator chuck grassley. good morning, herb. caller: good morning and you really know your geography. the verb of the flow. lived aake, senator, i few years back in des moines. i had very good memories of that. the islands to me were salt of
the earth people but i was also impressed with the power of the agricultural industry. when i was just whenever the secretary of agriculture said anything, it usually made the front page of the des moines register. having said that and getting to the political discussion, number one with me is bernie sanders and number two is donald trump. you might say, how can i jump from bernie sanders to donald trump? is i amam coming from so fed up with the amount of money in the political us that to a large degree, in my opinion, it controls the candidates. every candidate in the republican party with the exception of donald trump, self funding, or on the democrat side, with bernie sanders, who
is getting campaign contributions, but is averaging $27, an amount i think everybody would agree, you cannot buy a candidate for that. the two. between host: thanks for the call. this is a headline from the washington post. donald trump and bernie sanders put tradition to the test in iowa. heavy response to the sentiment? respond toow do you the sentiment? guest: i think he is clear bernie sanders cuts a wide swath of lyrical innovation. but i think it is his personality and his stand on the issues, and his vicar that brings it about. raiseot sure he can hundreds of millions of dollars
that way if he is the democratic nominee. maybe he will not have to because he will get a lot of super pac's to back him. i know he said he did not want that, but under our medical system of first amendment protection of what speech and the way the supreme court has interpreted that, there can be almost no obstacle those put in of anybody who wants to either collect money or spend their own money, to get political speech out and do it through television or do it through their own mouth or any way they want to. there is pretty much no limit of what could be done. i think we ought to honor that. i'm sure the caller from buffalo will disagree, but i think in a democracy like ours, the more political speech you have, the stronger our democracy is going to be.
it does not matter whether it comes from millions and millions of individuals or whether it comes from it -- a few thousand people who have a way of getting it out because they may be able to accumulate money from other people or their own resources. speechir own political they have, the stronger democracy will be and that is what is the time the first amendment protection of speech. when the constitution was written and the bill of rights was added, it was all in memory of people in england being put in prison for expressing political views against the parliament or against the king. host: we have a line set aside for those you living in iowa participating in the caucuses tomorrow. from the newine york times capturing the sentiment of voters from iowa. ensuring their guy is the one to
lead the fight. also, the washington post, i will will engage -- will gauge whether or not this is useful. tennessee, republican line. good morning. good morning. confidenceve any that the justice department will prosecute hillary clinton because i think they sent a message. general petraeus, they decided not to. i think that was a clear message to the people that they would not indict hillary clinton. on the other hand, they did file against the tray us, and there was a plea bargain and a misdemeanor charge, without serving time, but also a heavy penalty.
he was charged. i think what you're talking about their from cleveland, yet this way, is that he did not get reduced in rank -- in rank. those are different issues. he admitted guilt of something and he was found guilty of that. or he pled guilty, i suppose i should say. on the other hand, when you commit an act like that, it is that you could be violating the code of justice and then consequently, he could have been reduced from a four-star to a three-star rank. he decided not to do that. think considering his what weing plan to do did in 2007 and 2008 and 2009 in iraq, to clean the place up, and it would still be cleaned up if we had not had the withdrawal of all troops. it should have and maybe 4000 or
5000 left there and we would not have had isis today. but he did come up with that plan and he did when and i think it would be wrong to reduce his rank, as long as he was appropriately charged otherwise. host: senator grassley has in campaigning with ben carson. we caught up with dr. carson on friday. the conversation available on our website. nicholas is joining us from scotland. go ahead, nick. caller: good morning. speakr, i just wanted to to what your opinion is in terms of donald trump's personality. he talks to the decision fearing perth dest middle class in america. he has great appeal. a lot of people in that position disenfranchised. they feel disenfranchised and they are very angry. now got him leading the
polls and appealing to those people. but there is something wrong with the picture. when you look at his business dealings, how he treats the people that do not go along with his vision of how things should be, i think there is something people should look at deeply in his personality. it is not enough for him to just say that i do not have any big interest groups that i have loyalty to. he will be calling the agenda because he is paying his own way. host: thank you. senator? i think the implication of that statement from the was that from scotland maybe when he is president of the united days because he is paying his own way, that he will have his own agenda and that theda will be contrary to interests of the country.
i do not have any evidence of that, but on the other hand, if all theaken -- taking contributions everybody else has, then you get back to what the gentleman from buffalo just that he would be kowtowing to all of those interest groups that contributed. i do not know how you would solve that. let me go back to what you have said about the middle west. i think you have got to talk about the frustration of middle when you talk about their disenfranchisement. politically, they are not. everybody has got an equal vote with everybody else if they want to vote. but they feel economically disenfranchised because they for the flat income last 10, 20, probably not more than 20 years, but at least, they have not seen the gains. the 2% gains you have an income so far this year, maybe that
would be the average for last year, it hardly keeps up with inflation so they never feel they are getting ahead. and then you read about very wealthy people getting ahead. bernie sanders and hillary clinton, the answer to that is we are going to take away from the rich people and give to the lower income people. know how you do that proportionately. i've never felt in america that you improve our society by cutting some people down and not raising other people up. i think what you have got to concentrate on is the way people get ahead in the country is not by having higher tax rates, but by having more taxpayers. in other words, more people working and more people being
productive, and that is how you raise people out of poverty and how you raise the middle class. improve their position. with 500 85 people making decisions of how to divide up the resources of our country, it will always have initical decisions involved making those decisions. moreas, if you have economic growth and enhance the position of 150 million you will have 150 million different ways of spending it or saving it. how to spend it or how to save it. that responds more to the dynamic of our free market decision than any decision washington makes with political implications behind it. the free market is the void of political consideration. host: you were on the campaign
trail donald trump in the past week. the headline, senator chuck grassley embraces science of growing cooperation between the gop and the establishment and donald trump. republican nominee, would you endorse and support him? i will enthusiastically see that we do not have a third term of the obama administration and i think we get that with any of the three democrats still in the race. my goal is to turn the country around in a new direction and that new direction is not the transformed america that obama think because i do not you need to transform the exceptional nation we are. i think you have to try to preserve america. we do not have any false to find
with america. we are not a perfect nation, but when you think of the principle of limited government and with the free market has done worldwide to bring 20% of the world's population out of poverty, i think that is the best thing for america. this has been retarded in the last several years. we have the slowest recovery of any time since world war ii. it is directly related to the philosophy that washington can solve every problem, that more taxes and more spending and more regulation will cure every problem we have, and government cannot cure every problem we have. can do a lot to have an environment so that people can operate within that environment in a free and productive way. host: let's go to tony in missouri.
good morning. caller: good morning. i have a question. think it would be a deterrent to start a running investigation into the irs to serve the american public, that what happened to last time before the presidential election, with respect to political acting committees, which resulted in people taking the fifth amendment, being able to retire and have their pensions the rest of their lives in that kind of thing, do you think something like that should be started, with a monitoring group or something to ensure to the american public that that never happens again. but itthe answer is yes, has already happened and we have run into a stonewall.
walls have stone come because we have not had a prosecution of people who have file a the law. less prosecution, you would change the practice in the irs. what you have asked has already been done. the house government oversight committee, the ways and means committee, and the senate finance committee, as arty have those investigations and have not received all of the material that congress under our constitutional power of oversight has a right to have. the administration has not been forthcoming because of the fact that if they gave us all the documents we have, and this would be true not only of the but the investigations we
have had with gunrunning, it would prove to be politically involved in punishing conservative interests in the country and they do not want that information out. david is next, detroit, republican line. caller: please give me a chance to say this. premiseo start from the that i was truly insulted by what donald trump did the other night with using the veterans. it was ingenious because he was able to take $4 million, a pebble. this man is worth millions. it was ingenious because he was and to get publicity advertising. , i am kind of getting
upset with the whole political process. you have politicians to tell convenient half truths. we talk about high unemployment and that real wages have not kept up with inflation, that is true. the other side is we have structural unemployment. have expansions. people have to go back and reeducate themselves and retool themselves so they can be in the new economy. we are in the information age. production years ago. people do not keep up with the new economy, and i would like for the senator to speak to that, then we will have unemployment. it is not the president's. it is everyone's responsibility. thank you very much. the gentleman is exactly right in everything he said. one of the candidates on the
republican side, and i do not speak for the democrats side on this, but senator rubio has put a great deal of emphasis on what the caller from detroit has just stated as a problem of two things. there are a lot of people who have been laid off and need job retraining. probably bigger issue is that we have in this country the attitude that you have to have a and then youree to pay offa job student loans. you thought about the job you're going to get, will it pay enough to get your student loan paid off and support you and raise a family and by home and all that stuff? thetor rubio is making
point that we have put too much emphasis on upon a four-year degree, that when you get done come you cannot make a living and pay off your loan so you ought to make more emphasis on technical training and software engineering and emphasize community college to a greater degree, so you do not have the situation where you go to college for four years, cannot goe a living, and then you to a community college to learn something where you could make a living. it is not just something congress can do. attitude within our society that if you do not have a four degree -- four-year degree or more, you do not amount to anything. that is not true pure welders, software people, technical people, i cannot name the mall,
but it is important and it may to need a college degree help our production move along and have a good paying job in the process. this gentleman has spoken well to a major problem we have. it is not as simple as a certain amount of training or retraining we have. to the point that society as a whole has got to look at our educational institution and what we want in life and what jobs are available. dash acrosshe final iowa, ted cruz doing what is grassley. full what is that? guest: it was not called the full grassley with that adjective until three years ago when jason of the des moines
register put the adjective "full " on it. starting in the first month in , i made up my mind that ,he only job of being a senator only half of that job was in washington, d.c., doing everything we do there. the other half was to promote a dialogue between those of us elected and those of us who serve the people. there is more than one way of doing it. .ace to face in a town meeting i decided on my election to the senate, i would go to each one of the 99 counties every year, so no part of the state could think for feel like i left them out. the other one was to look at my
constituents in the face and i speak for two or three minutes and then i say you can set the agenda. either ask me questions, criticize me, make statements, you can do anything you want to. spirit of representing government, you have got to have dialogue between those of us elected and those of us who serve. since 1981, 35 years, so far, so up to that point it would have been 3401 town meetings, those are not the only i had -- meetings i have in iowa. i have been going to rallies for various candidates for president. year, i have been in 20 counties. the idea is to promote it. then i say to them to come spend an hour and 15 minutes with me at the art house. it does not do much good if you i am notep it up when
in iowa face-to-face with you. e-mail me. some people call in. your name and address, we will answer on paper. twoe are the ways of having way communication. it is my promise to answer every letter. if you do not get an answer, write me and ask. then i tell them about the one way communication between me to them. facebook, through twitter, through instagram, through my newsletter called the scoop, and those various ways they can follow me from that end. twitter, at chuck grassley. instagram is that senator chuck grassley. i hope people tune in. don from houston, texas, independent.
good morning. part ofto speak to one the question i just heard, after they had training helped doom the industrial revolution. reemerge back into society without any altercation. question,part of my when it has something to do with i have seenton, when they were doing the iraq thing, that a couple of billion dollars in place -- were misplaced under the leadership of donald rumsfeld. clinton, heo mrs. should be brought to task for
what happened to the money. that is taxpayers money. i would appreciate hearing his response to that. mr. scully, you will have the dollar amount and what it was he said about rumsfeld. there were misappropriations of funds when he was secretary of defense. guest: listen. there are misappropriations of funds, particularly in the defense department. it is a problem throughout government. they make payments in the defense department without an invoice. how would you get $43 million spent in afghanistan on a filling station that only cost a half million dollars in reconstruction and -- in iraq? we are investigating but the main problem is there is no inancial management system
the defense department. in 2010, a bill was passed saying that by 2017, all the books of the defense department have to be audible. they are starting out with them rain's in 2012 because that was the smallest branch. through my investigations, i the program to reform marine corps ended up not being audible -- ought to it -- a uditable. withdrew that. they surely will not make the 2017 deadline. even do thet marines, the smallest branch. so they start of over again. that is the problem. there is no financial management system.
, they they write a check do not know what the money is being spent for. host: your colleague in the statehouse making some news this past week when he said it would be a mistake for iowa republicans to report -- support tenant -- senator ted cruz because he must be defeated at what was your reaction? not an endorsement to another candidate that clearly a rebuttal to the lead that some polls have given ted cruz a week ago. guest: this is how i see it on related to ted cruz and the incident. i think every governor, the governor via look, just like senator grassley, has a responsibility to defend the industry. that is agriculture and it could be a lot of other things. ethanol is directly related to agriculture. street -- energy. we got 7000 jobs there.
we got even thousands of more plants.43 ethanol tohave a responsibility defend our industry, just like the senator from texas has a responsibility to defend their petroleum industry. that is exactly what was going on. in terms of turnout, how many republicans will show up to the caucuses tomorrow? than 120,000, which is not a record, but i think that was for the last time showed up. much more than that, for the democrats, they always turn out more than we do even though the registration is less. i do not think they will turn out a lot more than we do but not as much as obama did in 2008. senator chuck grassley
joining us from des moines, iowa. the chair of the senate judiciary committee. thank you for taking our viewer and listener calls. we appreciate it. guest: glad to be with you anytime and i r >> a live picture on your screen out from iowa waiting for donald trump rally scheduled to get underway a few minutes ago. as soon as they get started, we will have that for you. a reminder, coming up at 3:00, we will have live coverage from vermont senator bernie sanders speaking in waterloo, iowa. of thee
some more political advertisements airing over the last two days in iowa. we need a president as experienced as hillary.
at thesituation room, negotiating table, and always on your side, fighting for children's -- children and prices, to reduce drug win equal pay for women, and protect social security and medicare for seniors. -- obamacare, not start over. not add to gridlock. defend pat death planned parenthood and not attack it. stand up to the gun lobby and not protected. lead on the gun lobby, -- lead on foreign policy, not ignore it. ms. clinton: i am running to make a difference, a real difference for you and the families across the country. i am hillary clinton and i approve this message. >>
thousands of islands will be part of something big, caucusing for hillary clinton. it is as easy as 1, 2, 3. .irst, find your caucus
second, arrive by 6:30 p.m. on monday, february 1. then celebrate with friends and neighbors. as president, hillary clinton will stand up to republicans, and get things done for your family. you atthat
starts with the iowa caucus. see you there. ♪ >> one of the wall street banks that triggered the financial meltdown, just settle with authorities for their part and president put millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions and eking fees. our economy works for wall street because it was were -- rigged by wall street and that is the problem. as long as washington is bought
and paid for, we cannot build an economy that
works for people. mr. sanders: i am bernie sanders and i approve this message. >> i'm a lifelong democrat and i am running for president of the united states, to build upon the good work that president obama and vice president biden have done. i had thestate, backbone to take on the nra and i will do it again to pass conference of safety legislation. build onng to president obama's process. i need your help. thanks a lot. >> those are some of the advertisements for democratic candidates as we wait for donald trump's rally to get underway. let's take a look at some of the advertisements the republicans are running. mr. carson: here is the real issue. do we really -- still have
standards and values and principles? you see the divisiveness and a hatred that goes on in our society. from did that spirit come in america? did not come from judeo-christian roots. the majority of people in actually have values and principles and believe in the very things that make america great. it is time for us to stand up for what we believe in. the one thing to watch in iowa is rand paul. 10,000 students signed up to go to caucuses. >> we organized chairs in august -- in iowa. quite a few have not seen the last
of us. it is just beginning. >> we will carpet bomb them into oblivion. i do not know if sand can glow-in-the-dark, but we will find out. >> assad is one of the main reasons isis begins to begin with.
if people like assad go, i will not shed a tear. i have never supported the use of u.s. military force in this conflict. i still don't. unconvinced that it will work. >> all of us are outraged at assad's conduct and he rightly should suffer condemnation worldwide. is ank a military attack mistake. >> ted cruz and marco rubio had against assadght and isis and both backed away because it was not popular at the time. we need someone with a steady hand and proven leadership skills and the ability to go to congress to get authorization to use military force to read this from the face of the earth. [applause] >> what happened to jeb?
he had the name, the money, the support, and yet, a lukewarm message, week debates, and sagging polls have left jeb attacking john kasich in
desperation. leader who is a shrunk government, balanced budgets, and cut taxes 5 billion and helped create over 400,000 jobs. there is a better and brighter way. john kasich. >> i'm john kasich and i approve this message. >> a lot of road to the
white house coverage for you today here on c-span peer and we are waiting for the event with donald trump to get underway out of a middle school in iowa, scheduled to start about 15 minutes ago. when that gets going, we will have it for you live. also planning to bring you live coverage of bernie sanders, who has a rally in waterloo, iowa, scheduled to start at 3:00 eastern. more fromg you some this morning's "washington journal" talking about the iowa caucuses. ourage, and plenty of free time. host: joining us from downtown
to moyne, iowa, jerry crawford, the senior advisor for the hillary clinton campaign. thank you very much for being with us. guest: do you for having us. i agree with your callers, this is a great service that you provide. george for govern iowa to propel him to the nomination and has been actively involved since 1980, when walter mondale and cindy carter were running in 84. how does this feel to you today? guest: it's interesting. by any objective measure it's been one of the most interesting ever on both sides. poll,ast night's iowa
which we all referred to as the , donald trump and hillary clinton have leads, but they are the sort of leads where no one can rest comfortably. every single person who works for either one of them had better get out or there could be an upset. you were a part of the clinton campaign eight years ago. a number of stories pointing out the sense of panic in the clinton campaign where barack obama was moving way ahead in the polls. is there a different sense in the campaign this year, despite the polls showing that its that even between bernie sanders and hillary clinton? guest: there's a tremendous difference and that's a great question. eight years ago unfortunately there was a fair amount of the nationaletween clinton campaign and the iowa clinton campaign. anytime there is dysfunction -- and it's not because anyone was trying to do the wrong thing,
but anytime there is dysfunction there's negative energy. possibly the key task is of course putting the candidate, in this case, hillary clinton in front of as many people as possible, having an organization excited,unctioning, and positive. this time we have that. first of all, and the organization could not do this without her, she's been phenomenal. she's been terrific in town halls. she's been fighting for every vote. she's just been flat out terrific this time. secondly, the national organization that was put together with the iowa organization read by matt paul and michael holly, easily the best i've ever seen in the state of iowa. it really has combined the best of the obama and clinton campaigns from 2008.
supporters get out and caucus tomorrow night and we have a victory, those will be the reasons why. and i think that could happen. host: as a former chair of the polk county iowa democrats, i want to ask you about this ,"adline from "the guardian saying that one of the big problems for each is making sure they have enough volunteers. will it be a problem tomorrow? guest: it was a problem in 2008 during the actual caucuses, because suddenly an extra 80,000 that,000 people showed up no one was expecting. if i had to guess i would say that the turnout on the democratic side this time is going to be more like in 2004 when there were eight or nine with 129,000 people
attending. that would be more in the realm of likelihood tonight. on the other hand, the republicans have never had more turnout 20,000 people for their caucuses and i have a funny feeling they could set a record tomorrow night. it's not just the volunteers who organize the caucus and get it ready to happen. it's also the ability to handle the number of people who come at you when the doors open. yout: here -- host: mentioned the poll in here are the numbers. clinton, 45%. on o'malley, 3%. it has a 4% margin of error. messageyou think sanders' has been resonating with iowa voters? into: i think there have
reasons. by the way, listen, i'm is committed to hillary clinton is any human being could be, but i have to say this about bernie sanders -- i have come to think of him as a good and decent man. and i believe that he is very well-intentioned. that's been to his benefit here in iowa. i also think that there are a fair number of angry voters on both sides and he tends to be more appealing to them because he is more -- if i can say it -- outside the mainstream, just as donald trump is on the republican side. you know, in the previous iowa poll from an seltzer, 43% of caucus going democrats in iowa described themselves as socialists and at the time, bernie was 40% in the poll and my son, connor, said that he was underperforming with socialists.
so, there is a strong left-leaning component -- that's my point -- in the iowa democratic party, just as there's a strong right-leaning component in the republican party. so, it's kind of made to order. when people are -- were pooh-poohing him years ago, i said -- listen, all he's got to do is stay upright and keep breathing because of that philosophical divide. that's exactly what we have seen play out. our conversation with earned hisord, he's law degree from the university of iowa college of law. some of therough candidates he has worked for or supported over the years, including jimmy carter, walter mondale, bill clinton, and john kerry, hillary clinton in 2008 and again in 2016.
i want to ask you one operational question with the caucuses, then we will get to the callers and listeners. for the martin o'malley supporters, polls are showing right now that he's at 3%. what is the benchmark? 15% to get delegates -- for those who don't reach it, what happens to the o'malley supporters or those who are undeclared? guest: in precincts with four delegates or more, you have to have 14% to be given a delegate. precincts, those where you elect fewer than four delegates, you have to have an incrementally higher personage. this is a very good point you raise. for your viewers not as familiar with the iowa caucuses, the systems of the two parties are
very different. on the democratic party side we elected delegates. tomorrow night the party, the results will be reported in what we call delacorte -- delicate equivalencies. on the republican side they will pass speaker ballot and the republicans will simply report out the totals. so, there are two very different systems going on. turning on your television, you will see percentages. the democratic percentages of delegates and votes passed. why has martin o'malley failed to catch fire and iowa? guest: that's a very good question. i know him quite well. we worked together on the democratic governors as
>> now back to iowa. live coverage here on c-span. ♪ mr. trump: thank you, what a nice introduction that is. how can you do better than jerry? jerry: they wanted me in the blue chair. i do not know why. trump: thank you, everybody. nice to be here. i appreciate it. i have already talked about how your campaign is self-funded. sacrificed so much to run. the press is so vicious for the family of any candidate, for the
scrutiny, it is unbearable, my wife believes, anyhow. what motivated you to run for president of the united states when you could have just stepped wendy's eaten a lot of cheeseburgers like you did on the plane last night. i rode with him on the plane last night and i expected, i'm a country boy from virginia. it will be champagne and caviar to he broke out wendy's cheeseburgers and fries. [applause] you to step out and take the risk and sacrifice so much? it is so sad when i see what is happening with our country. when i see our leaders, if we want to call them leaders. they are not leading and not leading properly. when i look at what is going on with jobs and trade deals and with this horrible iran deal
where we pay $150 billion for absolutely nothing and we get nothing from it other than you are going to end up with nuclear proliferation all over the place. backnally get our hostages when they get our money. i put guns to their heads, put them in a baking position. so many things like this. i looked at sergeant bergdahl, they get five killers back they wanted for nine years. that, somebody said, donald trump is angry and the people are with him angry. i am supposed to say, i am not angry. i get up to the stage and during otherst debate i won, the debate i skipped because i was not treated properly. [applause] by the way, they got lousy ratings. which i knew would happen. they would have broken the record.
but we have to remember, when you are not treated properly, you have to do what you have to do and that goes for the country. if we are not treated properly, like the way we are treated by iran and many other nations, we have to worry about our country. the nicest part of other debate situation was that we raised $6 million in one hour for the veterans. one hour. [applause] that was a great thing. i see all the hats, make america great again. we want to make america great again. what we want to do. it's very simple. >> how many times do you see a presidential candidate giving -- insteadin debt of of getting it? that's a great example. that group -- of that group would, on the stage now, called partners and patriots. applause]d
>> where are they. mr. trump: oh, they are over here. fantastic. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so maybe tell us a yourselves.bout we vetted for the vets. tell them what you do. >> we train service dogs for the veterans, to help them live their daily lives. one that you met, todd landon, who needs a dog, had 21 surgeries. serving our country and fighting for us. with $100,000 you
can do a lot, right? >> yes, sir. mr. trump: use it well. say hello to todd. >> there's a beautiful rottweiler right here, but secret service was not too excited about ringing him up on stage. but he is gentle, i promise. at i do not know why there was fear. we are facing a crisis in this country with isis. all of the experts tell us that isis will most definitely refugees coming to this country. isis has more landmass than any terrorist organization in history. they are beheading christians. tell us how you would handle that problem, and tell us how quickly you would be able to fix it. mr. trump: who would have
thought this would happen? with therong guy military, i would say the most militaristic of all, and i want to build our military, jerry, so strong, so powerful that nobody is going to mess with it. but i said to reuters and others 2003, the war is the wrong thing. we will be stabilize the middle east if you take out one of the two, iraq or iran. what a mess has been created. and when we got out of it, with obama, the way he got out of it, and announcing the specific date we leave -- i can't believe that and they go to- town we live. i cannot use the term comedy of errors because there is nothing funny. what has gone on is so sad. now we have helped create this
massive migration. you look at what is going on in germany. it is a total mess. they are having riots. roof.is through the everybody. have you been to brussels? it is so beautiful. everything. it is like an armed camp now. create a safe zone. we all have hearts. create a safe something rate with got to get the gulf states, who are tremendously rich, who spending mucht money, and they are not taking anybody. we are protecting them. let them fund it. we are funding everything. is $19 trillion. we get them to fund it, and we create a big safe zone in syria or a number of save zones and people stop. they have done this migration through germany. we all have hearts.
see.nk it is sad to when you see that line, that massive migration, you see so men, right?strong the first time i noticed it was early on. at first you say, it's a little unusual. it just seems to me -- and you men.at it -- young, strong we are going to take them into the country. we have already started. thousands and thousands. isis? is this a trojan horse. we are not going to take any if i am there. and anyone who comes and, sadly, i'm telling you, they will have to go back. they have to go. there is no way, jerry. i have got the top law enforcement people. i have read their statements. the top people say there is absolutely no way you can tell where these people come from. they have no papers, there is no background, no background checks
. it's like starting off with a person from zero. they have no idea. we cannot afford this as a country. we cannot afford this from an economic or perhaps, most important, from a security standpoint. we cannot do it. and you saw sheriff joe from arizona -- right? he endorsed me. and when sheriff joe endorses you, you are the strongest, i will tell you -- the whole immigration thing, how that worked out. we will have a really strong border. we will have a wall. people will come in, but they will come in legally. we got the endorsement. and sarah palin and this gentleman, one of the greats, and my boy, he is a great shooter, they go hunting together. sarah is going to be on "the today show," actually.
she will be on monday, so that is exciting. jerry: willy robinson, a great guy. to mention that. back in the late 1970's, my father was criticized because he saw a candidate who was able to pull voters from across the aisle, across the other political party, he saw a drawdate who was able to people who had never voted across ethnic lines, ronald reagan. in the was criticized because ronald reagan was a hollywood actor and he had been divorced and remarried and my father was a pastor, and jimmy carter was a sunday school teacher. a lot of folks said, how can you support -- and all you had to do was look at it. render untous said, caesar the things that are caesar's. that means be a good citizen.
you choose who is most qualified to run the country. when you have a sick child, you choose the doctor who is most qualified, not necessarily the one that shares your faith. what he told everybody. people listened. jimmy carter was a great sunday school teacher, but look how he did as president. republicans who say -- the republicans in washington have betrayed them. they make promises. they make promises on social issues, they have been doing it for decades. they never seem to come through. i think you are the first candidate since ronald reagan to bring in new voters, bringing them across the aisle, bringing -- [cheers and applause] but we have got to get the republicans who made the promises to start honoring the
promises. what are your thoughts on that? mr. trump: i spoke at liberty and it's an amazing place. what jerry and becky have done is absolutely incredible, taking over from their father. it is so beautiful and breaking the record was important. do you know who's record high broke? my record from four years ago. but you know the interesting every single candidate goes to liberty university. everybody. because it is an amazing place. it is a packed house. these are fantastic young people. i guess some people are not young, but amazing people. was such an honor for me because he sees everything, and it was such an honor for me. he looked and said one thing about me that i like better than everybody else. he said i most resemble his
of my ideas, my attitude, my way, and that to me was the greatest implement. ok? i thought that was better than anybody else's complement. t. anybody else's complimen jerry: it's true. my father gave away so many scholarships, he almost bankrupted the school. my mom would not let him have the family checkbook. when i heard all of those stories about how you privately held people, it really did remind me of that. and so -- we have so many people out of the labor force now. haveyou count the ones to given up, it is probably over 20%. how quickly do you think you could get those folks back to work and get those jobs back from china or wherever they have gone? just did theey
polls, cnn and others did. they do the polls. i love these polls. because i am in first place. if i was not in first place, we would not be talking -- it's funny. i watch these candidates. they spend millions of dollars polling. i don't spend a lot of money. i get it from these guys. they do polls. aey say, is he a nice guy, wonderful guy, a terrible guy, is he tall, is he short? the spend all of this money on polling, jerry. candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars in a month. what are they doing polling for? it's true. save your money. theyinteresting because did a poll, a big bowl, and on the economy i came out so much higher, triple and quadruple, like down at six and five and i met 67.
is with 15, 16, 17 people in the race. we have to bring back our jobs. by the way in the polls -- number one on security, number one isis, number one in almost every category. the only thing i was not number one on? or senility. can you believe it -- personality. can you believe it? they said i am not a nice person. i'm a nicer person than all of them. i will tell you what just happened. i read this -- it said "voter violation." ted cruz issued a statement, put it in people's houses. ." it looks like a government voter violation. it is a social thing. they are not allowed to do it. they are investigating him now. he is putting in houses "voter violation." i never heard of anything like this. it is so dishonest.
it is so dishonest. then he took an ad about me and he said i'm in favor of obamacare. my whole campaign is against obamacare. and the only way i can fight it is i have a much bigger platform than anybody else. what he does not say is that he filled out a financial disclosure form, personal financial disclosure form, and on the form -- he wants to pretend he is robin hood. he is going to protect everyone from wall street. he forgot to mention he borrowed a lot of money at almost no interest. almost nothing -- from goldman sachs and citibank. he forgot to put the to do banks on there. forgot to mention it. and of course the bigger problem is he was born in canada. people say that he cannot even be running. to me, that is a problem. candidate, itthe is possible that he can't even run, according to a lot of
people. i see so much dishonesty and politics, jerry. i have never seen anything like it. it is so dishonest. first of all, the guys in the back, the press, among the most dishonest people i have met in my life. [audience jeering] mr. trump: no, no, they are so dishonest. they will have a story, they can take something that is good and make it look bad. the great thing is -- i am talking 75% to 80%. there are 20% of them that are good. the people we are dealing with -- you are right. thank you. look at those people. back in the corner. is that beautiful? jerry, every room we go to is packed. whether is a stadium, mobile alabama, the mavericks arena in dallas, 20,000 people, 21,000 people.
oklahoma, 20,000 people twice. go, i wish you had some bigger arenas here. i have to tell you. we have capacity crowds. what i have found is people are really smart, jerry. they get it. they really get it. voters, therump trump person is most loyal. by far. [cheers and applause] say this: i should not in front of jerry, because i have to really behave in front of jerry. but they say donald trump can do practically anything and they are still voting for him, they are still going to caucus for him. i am very happy about it. 69% and then just about with him, i think i get into the
90's. i think other people are at 9% and 12%. hired to were you. you are going to make a decision soon, monday. -- i adore you. you were going to make a decision soon, monday. we are going to make america great again, i promise. donald, i have, gotten to know some of your -- >> i love you, donald! mr. trump: i love you, too. jerry, it may be a guy, but i love them. gotten to know some of your family members and employees. how loyal your employees are to you and that is not the case when the boss is a thai rent and i just wish he would say a word or two about your family. to, butp: i would love
maybe first your family -- becky, mrs. falwell is here. she is just an amazing person, such a big influence on jerry. becky, could you and the family come up please? bring those beautiful children and spouses -- come on up. come on up. .his is becky in the family stage can hold us, right? if it doesn't, we have a big story. >> that is our son trey, this is his wife, this is leslie. they just got married and trump vineyard last october -- and we paid full price, thank you. i tell you what. i said i will give you a deal.
he said, i want to pay full price. i said, nobody has ever said that to me before. he insisted on it. i'm not used to that. >> so he charged us double. in this is our daughter caroline. >> thank you. mr. trump: thank you, hon. wayy: all of us married above ourselves, and so did you. would, i lovel, i to. i brought with me -- they wanted to be here so badly, my wife -- come on up, honey. she has been so supportive. i tell you what. we talk about pollsters, right? she said, you know if you run you will win? i said what do you mean?
said, if you run, you will win. the people respect you and love you. and if you do not run, you will never get an honest whole. you, but she is to me, that won't work. nobody believes your going to run unless you actually stand up .nd announce i said, what if i stand up and announce it goes badly? you willif you run, win. and almost from the date we announced, we have been in first place, jerry. here is my best pollster. thank you, honey. hello, i will. he will be unbelievable. the best dealmaker. mr. trump: thank you, baby. that's some nice. thank you, honey. i have somebody that nobody knows -- ivanka.
and her husband jarret. ivanka is about eight and a half months pregnant and the doctors said it would be much better if you did not make the trip -- he is very tough by the way. and he is a great young man, went to harvard, very smart, doing a fantastic job in business. has done an amazing job. just incredible. nka, i said, don't make the trip. politically, wouldn't it be great if she had her baby in iowa? that would guarantee me victory, wouldn't it? say something, honey? hi, i will. we are here for the next two days. i am here to support my father. sidehappy to stand by his
and watch him make deals that no one else could get done. i have no doubt he will make america great again. please come out and caucus for my father. he will over deliver. thank you. thank you, honey. thank you everybody. one last question. what type of qualities are you looking for in your running mate? i never liked talking about a running mate into we get the deal done. we have to get the deal done. so many people say, do you have anybody in mind. we started off with 17. they are dropping like flies. you know that. beenampshire has
unbelievable for us. we are leading by tremendous numbers. i will give you somewhat of an answer. this is actually a very important question. have a -- ready -- you lousy record. 16 years and you have not picked a winner. winner this time, ok? i'm going to win. i'm going to win. 16 years. you've got to get it done, get it done right. we are going to win. and leaving against hillary in the polls. this -- a tell you friend of mine who is a very political guy said, the one person she does not want to run is trump, and chuck todd is a very nice guy. they go, oh, yes, we want to run against trump. i said, chuck, you don't understand.
when they say they want to run against you, they do not want to run against you area do you understand that? we are going to win. we had a series of egg setbacks. we should have won four years ago. how that one was lost -- we had a failed president. were not going to blame anybody. it did not work out. john mccain had a tough time. we certainly should have won four years ago. did not work.n, i backed romney, did not work. this time i said, let's do it ourselves and do it. so, really, 16 years is too long. and one thing i have to say before we get to that -- >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: you better. these are tough sounding guys. i will tell you -- really important.
we have to get right. we have to get it right. they want to move iowa to the back of the pack. you know that. -- i give you my word. i am president, i control it, you are staying right where you are. so is new hampshire. and jerry, it is such an amazing tradition. even the caucus -- it is complicated, but you really have to got to have somebody out and do this. it's such a great system. i do not know if i would want to have every state like that. but it's in amazing tradition. if i win, it is staying right where it is. they are not moving you guys to the back of the pack. just remember that. as far as a vice president is concerned, it's a very simple test. he was going to be the best president if something should
happen. that is ultimately what it is all about. that being said, you want to pick someone who can help you. you want to pick someone may be a state you have to win. there is a big story that trump is winning with hispanics -- a big story -- and i'm not surprised because i'm going to bring back jobs. it's actually a big story. i'm supposed to be doing phenomenally with people who are here illegally -- legally. ready soon we will have you legal starting to vote if we do not get tough and smart. but we want somebody who can be a great president always, but also someone who can get us to the goal so you do not have another four years of losses. and there are great people out there. greaticans have some people out there. i think we will have tremendous
success areas one of the stories written was that -- if trump wins -- first all if trump-hillary -- if she gets there. i don't know if she's going to get there with this e-mail stuff. issue she going to get there? i don't know. it will be the largest voter turnout in the history of the united states. and you know that, the debate i participated -- 24 million, 25 million people. show in thelargest history of cnn. i think if i was not an -- insulted and we went through normal channels, i think that would have been larger than the 25 million people in the first debate. i think that would have surpassed it. they said it and they said it very strongly. new yorkpt of winning
state is impossible for any of the people i am dealing with. in possible. it's i do something -- they don't even campaign there. i think we have a chance to win new york. they like me in new york. by the way, if we win new york, you talk about a lot of delegates. right? but if we win new york, we are talking about a lot. win virginia, we are going to win michigan. i'm always talking about the car business being stripped out of michigan. we did well in ohio. i like john kasich very much. i am beating him by a lot. he is the serving governor. we are going to win florida. i am 38% against 16 people. i think a lot of state that are you lookthought of -- at some of the states they don't even talk about the state as a
republican. thatnk we can win states aren't even thought of in the normal route and you're going to have yourself a victory, folks. and i tell you what. i am not going to disappear like the last group did. i kept thinking, where is he? why isn't he on television? doing jay leno and letterman and the shows? every night you see obama is on television, television, television. and i call in sick, he has to do jay leno. he has to do with david letterman. i don't know. they took a vacation the last month of the campaign. it's not going to happen with trump, folks. we are going to win. [cheers and applause] you know, i have never done anything like this before, i have never gotten involved with national politics. trillion if we hit 24
in debt, we may be beyond the point of no return. i believe if the next president is not the right president there will be maybe up to four supreme court justice appointees that would change this country forever. all of the values we hold dear will be gone. i honestly believe this man who has turned companies around in the private sector can do it for this country, and that is what i am here -- that is why i am here -- mr. trump: thank you. jerry: that is why i am so honored to be invited to join you up here. we could lose our country if we don't choose a man who is electable. he is the only one who is electable in my opinion. you, jerry.hank thank you, everybody. thank you very much.
thank you so much. thank you, jerry. thank you becky and the family. thank you, everybody. ♪ [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] mr. trump: thank you, folks. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] ♪