tv Marco Rubio Campaign Rally in Kennesaw Georgia CSPAN February 28, 2016 2:00am-3:01am EST
we will defeat him because the american people do not want a president who insults mexicans, muslims, women, african-americans, veterans, and basically anyone who does not look and sound like donald trump. [applause] sen. sanders: we will win because bringing people together trumps divisiveness. we will defeat trump because community trumps selfishness. [applause]
sen. sanders: and most significantly, the deepest point i can make, we will defeat donald trump because love trumps hatred. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: now what the political revolution is about is bringing millions of people, many of whom have given up on the political process, working people who say that i am not eating involved, i do not trust anybody, and young people who have never been involved in the political process. it is bringing people together by the millions to stand up and
say something very simple, and that is the government of this country belongs to all of us not just a few. now what politics is about is not just wearing a pin or coming to a rally. it is more than that. it is getting deeply involved in the political process. minnesota can play a profound and important role in moving this country forward towards a political revolution on tuesday, just a few days from now. [applause] sen. sanders: in minnesota, in minnesota, we will win if the voter turnout is high. i have no doubt about that. we will not win if the voter turnout is low. your job, and i ask you to do this, is to work as hard as you can to bring out as many people as you can on tuesday, and if we
effective. rubio making a swing through the state. that will be for game stops for in. trump coming in on monday, as well hillary clinton. in the southeastern part of the state, hampton roads. those are the biggest vote rose in virginia. state, is it one of the primary states there remains up for grabs? >> clinton has a comfortable lead. sanders is showing strength in the areas where he has shown strength elsewhere in the company. , frustrated with the economy.
lead inntinues to virginia. his lead has narrowed. one poll showed him narrowly ahead of senator review. place. cruz in third basic way back. -- k sick way back. to.ohn kasich way -- john k sick way back -- the largest county in terms of the student population closing on tuesday. administrators expecting the turnout in northern virginia. 20 school systems will be closing on tuesday to accommodate pools. there will be another system
opening late to accommodate polling. virginia is not a state in which voters register by party. there are two simultaneous primaries. voters will have to go into polling places, request a ballot , express their preferences and take fairly. there have been number of new restrictions put in place pushed by republicans. in the run-up to the primary, the fish oil at which that law is being contested is unfolding. the turnouts in presidential primaries in virginia has been heavy on the democratic side.
2008.llion votes cast in obama carrying the stake then. >> with 12 primaries, virginia kasich or if governor senator rubio wants to pull an be one.irginia would >> that seems to be the view among establishment republicans. a number gravitating quickly toward rubio. trumpr that will stop remains to be seen.
the point that needs to be made about trump is that he is drawing people into a primary who are new to the system. trump has made a number of appearances. on folks who show up wednesday june about 5000. meetings --ommittee republican conventions. >> have you ever seen a race like this? >> this is unusual in virginia. we are seeing more and more big personalities at the state level. clearly hopes to deliver a wayne for clinton. to hold the democratic
general election in november. this was on autopilot for republicans for four decades. republicans carried the state for the presidency. a rapid shift in demographics. explosive population growth has turned this state purple. >> jeff schapiro is the political commonest. -- communist. >> governor mcauliffe would acknowledge that he won by plurality because of who he wasn't. a conservative social and cultural conservative. momentummcauliffe's has not been maintained in the
succeeding years. he was a big legislative election last year. he was not able to the senate democrat control. here is a chance for him to demonstrate muscle in this state. come in, youults will keep an eye on the center congressional district. a more conservative district. if ted cruz doesn't go well, that will give you a sense? guy whoiant killer, the knocked off speaker of the house, doesn't have opposition for renomination. a measure of his standing is that republicans have
decided to nominate their candidate for convention. schapiro, we want to focus on a competitive primary. thank you for your time. every election cycle we are reminded for how important it is to be informed. >> it is a great way for us to stay informed. say, i sawagues will you on c-span. >> washington journal is life
every day with news and policy issues. tomorrow, molly o'toole will join us to talk about obama's plan to close guantanamo bay. will talkegor skinner about the latest developments surrounding the zika virus. >> how can we get people to pay attention to wasteful spending? we tend to find things that are but theunderstand government is so large, organizations have to cut through the noise. congress talking about wonderful things they are doing. make it more personable so they
understand the impact on them. shaftday night, thomas talks about his organization bringing attention to wasteful federal spending. compiles unauthorized government programs. >> we work with the coalition called the congressional pork busters coalition. they came up with the definition earmarks.ending, we started the big book. billion. year was $3 every year that we can find inmarks, we release the book april or may.
next, marco rubio campaigns in georgia. then, john kasich stops by another state to take questions from voters in tennessee. leader, a ted cruz speaks at the national religious broadcasters convention in nashville. the presidential race moves forward with super tuesday. all eyes will be on 12 states. georgia is one state we will be following on tuesday. marco rubio campaigned there this weekend. one of its tops included a rally north of atlanta.
>> are you confident he can beat donald trump? >> there is no way the party of lincoln and reagan will be taken over by a con artist. i hope so. we will find out. it's just the beginning. [inaudible] >> do you expect to win on tuesday? >> we will find out. we are going to get a lot done on tuesday. i don't care if i have to get into my pickup truck and drive around the country like i did.
donald trump will not be the nominee of the party of lincoln and reagan. [inaudible] a conservative president, for the first time in eight years, were going to have a president who follows the constitution and embrace strong national defense. you will have a president who understands the challenges we face but is also optimistic about the opportunity that awaits the country in the 21st century. [inaudible] >> i don't want to raise the cost of higher education.
i'm the only republican who talks about going to college because i had $100,000 in student loan debt. you can follow the plan on our website, marcorubio.com. it allows alternatives to student loans, alternative crediting models that allows you to get college credit without having to sit in the classroom. today people can't afford to pay back the loans. and right to know before you go, which will provide students with more information before they borrow money and take out a degree, they deserve to know how much people make when they graduate from a school with that degree. >> how do you make a claim to the nomination? sen. rubio: here's the bottom line people need to begin to focus on.
it takes 1200 delegates. donald trump will never have the delegates. it will not happen. i will be in this race is long and hard as i need to be. [inaudible] as the field continues to narrow down, you will see more and more people rallying to our side. it is the party of lincoln and reagan. [inaudible] [inaudible] i know the media, you guys are sharpening your knives. they are going to tear him apart. we are going to win here early.
[inaudible] we will find out. we feel very optimistic. this is not a traditional race. usually in a race like this, people are pushing you. that's not what's going to happen with donald trump. the majority of republican voters do not want donald trump. they are going to take whoever is left standing not standing with him. [inaudible] they have a right to be in the race. they have worked just as hard as we have. i'm never going to ask anybody to drop out of the race.
the race will narrow down. voters have a clear choice between two people. [inaudible] part of it is he's not as rich as he says he is. had he put that money in a and x fun, he would have been one of the richest people in the world. instead he put that money on a bunch of risky business deals. he took more companies into total bankruptcy. bankers calling us, all people -- all kinds of people telling us insight into donald trump. they put donald trump on an allowance. probably got people into trump university and they realized over time and lost their money.
>> boy, i tell you. i can't thank you enough for being here as an american. my wife and i were out of the country the other day and when we got back to america, i just wanted to kiss the ground. it's americans who make this country great. you let something happen anywhere in the world, and as soon as americans get their next paycheck, they will give to help people in countries they may not have ever heard of. thank you for giving me the country that you have. i want to tell you this, no man can do this job without a little
help from above. i have nine words written on my desk in atlanta. am i not, have i not, will i not. there is a god. there is a destiny for america. i want to tell you something. there's nobody that i trust more to help lead this country to our destiny than marco rubio. sen. rubio: thank you very much. you know, i played football in a small college and misery. there are more people here than at any of those games. thank you, congressman. when we drove up i saw people walking down the street. it took time to get here. you've been waiting for a few minutes. i'm grateful that you came here today. i'm glad to be back with you and i'm excited about tuesday. i want to thank you for your support.
we are on our way to turning this country around in 2016. we need to offer this country a clear alternative to the last eight years, and we will when i am our nominee thanks to your help. but first we have to win this primary. this primary has been an interesting ride, and we will talk about it a little bit here today. [inaudible] yes. [applause] now look, i want to be frank with you. you deserve the truth about what's happening. our party today after four states, according to the polls, is on the verge of being taken over. the party of lincoln and reagan is on the verge of being taken
over by a con artist named donald trump. now, how do con artists work? a con artist identifies people who are struggling and convinces you they have something that will turn that around. donald trump has done this before. he had a school. he had a thing called trump university. they would go to people who were looking to make more money. people who paid as much as $35,000 because they were told that donald trump's real estate genius would give them all the secrets to making money. they were told, max your credit card. you can make even more money if you sold up for the gold course. and they did. at the end of the process the only thing they got was a paper, a certificate, and they got to take a picture with a cardboard cutout of donald trump. that's what they got. that is called a con job. that is what he's doing now to
millions of americans. millions of americans who are hurting, people are struggling. you are struggling, some of you are. you're working as hard as you ever have and you're running in place. you have trouble getting ahead, because the world is been unfair, the economy has gone upside down, and here comes this guy who tells you on going to help turn this around because i've been very successful in business. not really. he inherited millions of dollars. if he had taken those millions of dollars and put them in the stock market like a normal person, he would have more money today than warren buffett. but instead he invested in hotels that went bankrupt. he bankrupted a casino. how do you bankrupt a casino? [laughter] the house always wins. any time he bankrupted a business, any time he bankrupted
a business the people who paid the price where the contractors he had hired. we are over hearing from them. they're calling nonstop, small businesses that did work and he pulled his money out and did what he needed to do and they never got paid. he is not a great businessman. he has taken 4 companies into bankruptcy. you ever heard of trump air? it's gone. four casinos in atlantic city. he's a guy who inherited hundreds of millions of dollars and had he invested in the stock market, he would have been better off. he's the only one running for president who has hired illegal immigrants to work for him. he hired polish workers to help on trap tower. he's going to protect you from immigrants taking your jobs -- why is he hiring foreigners to do the jobs at his hotel that americans are trying to get, and he's hiring foreigners to do the job? he's fighting for the little guy, the little guy are the people he's treated the whole time he's been in business.
time and again, it is a con job. i'm a strong leader and the other day he told the protester, i'm going to punch you in the face. he has never punched anyone in the face. [laughter] ok? he's a guy who has been protected and privileged his whole life and insulated his whole life. this is a massive fraud he is perpetuating. the stakes are not just a fake degree. the stakes are giving control of the conservative movement and ultimately the united states over to a con artist. that will not happen. i make this promise to you today. i will campaign as long as it takes. i will stay in this race as long as it takes. donald trump, a con artist, will never get control of this party.
i know some of your friends have brought -- bought into this. friends don't let friends vote for con artists. it is time to open our eyes. we cannot allow a con artist to get access to the nuclear codes of the united states of america. it is a big fraud, and it's time to open our eyes, and we will in the days and weeks to come. what happens when you attack donald? he goes on twitter. you guys want to have a little fun today? last night he actually was pretty calm. after i punched him around a little bit. [inaudible] is learning how to spell, i guess. somebody said that here.
he's flying around on hair force one and tweeting -- here's the one tweet he put out. he put a picture of me having makeup put on me at the debate, which is amazing to me that a guy with the worst spray tan in america is attacking me for putting on makeup. [applause] donald trump likes to sue people. he should sue whoever did that to his face. [applause] alright, so let's move on. this is an important election. why am i so fired up about this? not just because i want to say the country from a con man, not just because i want to save the party from a con artist, but because this election is so important for our future. what is it stake here is what kind of country is america going to be in the 21st century. and we have a chance to make
this country better than it has ever been. but that is not the road we are on right now. that is not the road we're on right now. the last eight years have placed us on a road that will leave us as the first americans who will leave our children worse off than ourselves. that's the road we are going to stay on if we nominate someone who cannot win. if you nominate a con artist, the media will take him apart. watch the media coverage of donald trump. there are two reasons they're laying off of him. i'm convinced some of these reporters are scared of him. the bigger reason is they are just licking their chops. they're waiting for him to be the nominee. the day he's the nominee, which will never happen, they will tear him to shreds. the democrats are being gleeful about it. they know if i am nominated, we are going to win. they attack me more than anyone else in this race. they know that if i'm nominated, we will win because we will
unite this party and we will grow it. but they are holding back and they know if we nominate donald trump, they will win. and they can't wait to shred him. and they will. we cannot afford to lose this election. if we stay on the road we're on right now -- if bernie sanders is elected president -- [boo] sen. rubio: bernie sanders is a socialist. usually when you call someone a socialist in american politics, they get mad about it. bernie says in his commercials. if you want to live in a socialist country, moved to a socialist country. we want to be america. [applause] hillary clinton is unqualified to be president of the united states. hillary clinton is unqualified to be the president of the
united states because she took classified information, put it on her e-mail server, because she thinks she's above the law. no one is above the law. [applause] and hillary is disqualified from being commander in chief. because, on september 11, 2012, four americans died in the service of our country in benghazi, libya. she knew they died because of a terrorist attack. she told their families it was because of a movie. anyone who lies to the family of americans who have lost their lives in the service of our country can never be the commander in chief of the united states of america. we cannot lose this election. we cannot lose this election. if you nominate me, we will not lose this election.
unlike anyone left in this race, i will unite this party. we don't have to agree on everything. we agree on most everything. we won't just come together, we will grow this party. we will take our message to people who don't vote for us now, people who live the way i grew up, people living paycheck to paycheck, people struggling with the cost of student loan debt. i had over $100,000 a student loan debt. don't clap for student loan debt. [laughter] i have never met her, but i paid sallie mae a lot of money. someone asked me if i would be their prom date. when is the prom? i don't know. [applause] the last time i went to the prom, i had a really tacky tuxedo on. [cheers] when is the prom? march 12?
i think that's after the primary, but i may come back anyway and do the prom. what do you think? [applause] we are going to win this election because we will retake our message to people who don't vote for us. we have so much work to do. when you make me president of the united states, for the first time in eight years you will have a president who follows the constitution of the united states of america. a president that defense your first amendment rights, your first amendment right to live out the teachings of your faith in every aspect of your life. a president that defense your second amendment to protect yourself and your families. and a president who believes that our solutions are not found
in a big federal government. they are found in our home and in our communities and it's even found in government, it's at the state level, not in washington, d.c. [applause] for the first time in eight years, you will have a president that follows the constitution. on my first day in office, my first moments in office, i will cancel every single one of barack obama's unconstitutional executive orders. everyone of them. when you make me president. when you make me president, we will have a president who embraces a free economy. my parents were not rich people. my father was a bartender and my mother was a maid. the reason why they had a job is because free enterprise works. someone who had access to money risked that money to open up a
hotel and hire them. free enterprise works because it is the only economic model in the world where you can make poor people richer and you don't have to make rich people poorer. [applause] we are going to save free enterprise. we are going to fix our tax code. i have a plan to do that during we are going to roll back these crazy regulations that come out of the federal government. we are going to save social security and medicare and balance our budget. we are going to fully utilize the energy resources that god has blessed america with. and we are going to repeal and replace obamacare once and for all. when i'm president of the united states, you will have a real commander in chief, not like the week when we have right now. -- weak one we have right now. the world has become a very dangerous place. there is a lunatic in north
korea with nuclear weapons. and some say a lunatic trying to get a hold of nuclear weapons in america. but that's different. we have a lunatic in north korea with nuclear weapons. we have the chinese government taking over the south china sea, building up their military, stealing our inventions, and making donald trump's ties. [laughter] and hats. [laughter] it's amazing. he's going to bring back jobs overseas, but he makes all his tacky clothes in china and mexico. and russia. vladimir putin is sewing instability in the middle east and europe. you have in the middle east iran about to get $100 billion of sanctions relief, which they will use to buy nuclear weapons. then you have radical islamic jihadists trading all over the world, especially this group
isis the now finds itself in over a dozen countries. in the face of this dangerous world, the president is gutting our military. we will soon have the smallest army since the end of world war ii. we will soon have the smallest navy in 100 years and we will soon have the smallest air force in our entire history. how can it be that the world is growing more dangerous and our military is growing smaller and weaker? and how unfair is that to our men and women in uniform whom we're putting in harm's way but with older and less equipment with less training and with rules of engagement that do not allow them to win. all of that will change when i am president. when i am president of the united states we are going to undertake a reagan-style rebuilding of the u.s. military. [crowd chanting "u.s.a., u.s.a."]
senator rubio: when i'm president of the united states, we are going to have a real war on terror, not the fake war on terror going on right now. the best intelligence agencies in the world are going to find them. the best military in the world is going to destroy them, and if we capture any of them alive they are not getting a court hearing in manhattan. they do not have the right to remain silent. and we're not bringing them to georgia. they are going to guantanamo. [applause] when i'm president of the united states, our allies will know we are allies. the other night at the debate we had this discussion about israel. the only pro-american free enterprise democracy in the middle east, the only one -- donald trump said i'm going to be neutral about it. i'm not going to be neutral. i am on israel's side. i am on israel's side.
i am laughing because somebody brought a boot with a high heel, i didn't wear those today. soon enough they'll be back. don't worry. i'm going to be on israel's side. you know how the world is going to know that? because on my first day in office i will cancel barack obama's deal with iran. on my first day in office. and we are going to take care of our veterans. if you are a veteran here today would you raise your hand so we can thank you? we want to thank you for what you have done. god bless our veterans. god bless our veterans. we are not taking care of our veterans now.
i know this because my brother, for example, is a veteran. in 1958 he volunteered, he became a green beret in the 7th special forces. one day he jumped out of a plane and knocked out his teeth. every few years he has to go back to the v.a. with a dental claim. and it's always a hassle. it is always asking the question, how do we know this happened in the army? he says, it's the only time i have ever jumped out of a plane. they have a train going right through my event, isn't that awesome? [applause] honk the horn. i will tell you guys, the democrats will stop at nothing to keep me from winning this election. so we are going to take care of our veterans. because, look, the other day "u.s.a. today" at the top of their headline, it said, "call
to the v.a. suicide hotline went to voicemail." nobody gets fired over this stuff. they will when i'm president. if you are not doing a good job in the v.a., you will be fired. when i am president, our veterans will be able to take their benefits to any hospital or any doctor that they want to go to. let me say one more thing about our veterans, you can never say enough about them. so many of our veterans don't stop serving when they come back to america. you go to any fire station in america, any police department in this country and you will find veterans serving us. and i am sick and tired of reading all these articles about how bad the police are. this, that. let me tell you something. i want to thank our law enforcement and police officers for what they do for us! we can never thank them enough.
look, we have a lot of work to do. there's a lot of work to be done but first we have to win and we will. we will. because i believe this country is going to get it right. we always have and we will again in this generation. for me, this idea that america is a special country is deeply personal. i know america is special because part of the reason i know it so deeply is i was raised by people who knew what life was like outside of america. i believe that sometimes when you live here your whole life the way i have, sometimes it is easy to take it for granted. if you think this is the way it is all over the world, it isn't. in almost every country in the world, your future depends on who your parents are. if your parents were wealthy, if your dad left you a lot of money, if your parents are politically connected, in most countries on earth you got to succeed.
if they weren't, you are stuck. imagine living in a country that says to you it doesn't matter how hard you work, how long you try, how good you are, you are only allowed to go so far because you do not come from the right people. well, that is foreign to us as americans. literally and figuratively, as americans, we can't comprehend that. but that is the way life has been for almost everyone that's ever lived. in almost every nation on earth that is what life is like now. but not here. this has been a special place. and i know that personally. my parents came here in 1956 from the island of cuba and they had nothing. i think there are four cubans here. i just heard four cubans. someone has a cuban bread bag over there, yeah. where is the bread? there is no bread and there. all right. they came here in 1956. my parents, when they got here, they barely spoke any english.
the first words my father learned were "i'm looking for a job." they had no money. they didn't have much of an education. but they were willing to work really hard and it was hard for them. years later my parents admitted they were discouraged when they got here. they were trying and couldn't get ahead and wondered if they made a mistake. at one point they thought, maybe we should go back to cuba. i may never have been born because i wasn't born until they were in their 40's. so my parents were discouraged. but they persevered. here's the truth about america and the american miracle. less 10 years after my parents came here like that, my father at that point was a bartender on miami beach. that's all he was and they bought a home in a safe and stable neighborhood. for years to come, they would work hard. my parents worked well into their 70's. but they were able to retire
with dignity and with security. people say you don't come from success and privilege. they're wrong, i do. i've come from extraordinary privilege. i come from two parents who were married to each other who loved their children and who raised us to believe in the american dream. and my parents were not rich and my parents were not rich and my parents were not famous but my parents were successful. you know why? because they lived to see all four of their children live a life better than their own. what my parents achieved has a name. it's called the american dream. and that's not just my story. as americans, that is our story. there are thousands of people here right now and i don't know
all of your stories. i know very few of your personal stories but i know you're american and because you're americans i know that you come from a story not unlike that one. in this country we are all a generation or two removed from someone who faced circumstances of difficulties but someone who made your future the purpose of their lives. we are all a generation or two removed from grandparents that made extraordinary sacrifices for your parents. we are all a generation removed from your parents, your father that worked two jobs, not live off the government. your father that worked two jobs. we are all a generation removed from a mother who made incredible sacrifices so you could live out the dreams that became impossible for her. or maybe -- or maybe that's what you're doing now. maybe you are here today because you are working hard. maybe you're working two jobs.
maybe you work during the day and go to school at night you want all the things that never happened for you to be possible for your children. and the reason why i tell that story is because that is what makes us different. that is what makes us special. every country in the world has rich people. we celebrate success in this country. someone is financially successful, we celebrate it. we don't look down on it and we don't demonize it the way barack obama does but that's not what makes us special. every country in the world has rich people. what makes us special are the millions of people that are not rich and they're not even trying to get rich. look, when you become a teacher, when you become a nurse, when you become a firefighter, when you become a police officer or join the armed forces, when you go into the ministry, you know you're not going to become a billionaire doing that but do you it because you love what you do and all you want is to make enough money to own a home and
to retire with dignity and to leave your kids with a chance to be anything they want to be. that is what makes us special. that is the real american dream. and if we ever lose it, we will stop being a special country. the american dream was not an accident. the american dream did not happen on its own. the american dream is the result of the fact that for over two centuries the americans before us always did what needed to be done. ours is a nation where for over 200 years each generation has left the next generation better off because for over 200 years each generation has confront its challenges. each generation solved their problems. they didn't leave them for their children. my friends, now the time has come for this generation to do
its part. now the moment has arrived for us in this time to do our part and i'm asking you for your vote because when i'm president of the united states, this generation will do its part not just to save the american dream but to expand it. i know that times are tough. i know that many of you are working harder than you ever have and you feel like you're running in place. i know that many of you went to school and got a degree and you border money to pay for it and now you have a loan but can't find a job with the degree that you have. i know that some of you have started small businesses and you are struggling to succeed because of taxes and regulations and a stagnant economy. i know that many of you are afraid because every day the news tells you the world is getting more dangerous, but america seems to be getting weaker. i know that this is a difficult time but i ask you do not fall prey to fear.
do not fall prey to hopelessness. do not fall prey to a con job. but believe that this country is always destined to be greater than its past if we are willing to do what it takes and that's why i'm asking for your vote because i am realistic about our challenges. i have lived many in my own life but i am optimistic about america's future because i believe god's hand is upon this great land. [cheers and applause] senator rubio: because i know we were founded on the powerful spiritual principle that all men are created equal, because we are endowed by our creator with a right to life, and liberty, and to pursue happiness. when you make me president of the united states, i am asking for your vote this tuesday and i am asking you to go out and find
more people to vote for me because when you make me president of the united states, we are going to re-embrace all of the principles that made america a great country. when i'm president of the united states, you will have a president for all americans, no longer willy have a president that divides you against each other on purpose. you will have one that will never ask you to hate another group of americans. although that doesn't mean that we're going to agree on everything. of course there are going to be people that disagree with me. of course there will be people that say nasty things about me. you know what, we are going to cut their taxes, too. when you make me president of the united states, you are going to have a president that loves all of the american people even the ones that do not love me back.