tv Hillary Clinton Primary Night Speech CSPAN February 28, 2016 3:02pm-4:14pm EST
from a very, very serious illness, which seems to be all pervasive among republicans, that is short-term amnesia. [laughter] sen. sanders: they could go forward with a straight face and talk about the problems we have today while ignoring what world bush left us in when he left office. [applause] sen. sanders: so we are going to make sure that our republican friends do not forget that when president bush left office that we were losing 800,000 jobs a month, unbelievable. our deficit was a record-breaking $1.4 trillion, and by the way, the world's financial system was on the verge of collapse. other than that, we were doing really good. [laughter] sen. sanders: to hear republicans talk about where we are today without putting it into that context is somewhat of an outrage, but here is another truth.
yes, we are better today than we were seven years ago. the reality is that for the last 30 years under republican leadership, under democratic leadership, the middle class of this country has been shrinking and almost all new income and wealth has been going to the top 1%. the reason -- the reason i think our campaign has been doing so well, bringing out new crowds. we just came from taxes and had about 10,000 people in austin. [applause] sen. sanders: we had a thousand people in dallas, and this is a pretty good turnout tonight. thank you very much. [applause] sen. sanders: the reason is that we are doing something very unusual, we are talking truth to the american people. and sometimes, you know, truth is not pleasant. it's like you go to the doctor and you are not feeling well,
even if the news is bad you have to know what is going on before you can get better. that is kind of what is going on with our country. we have to face some unpleasant truths. let me give you a few. you are living under, as tina mentioned, a corrupt campaign finance system that is undermining american democracy. [applause] sen. sanders: i wish i could describe it in more pleasant terms, but i can't. when you have billionaires and wall street and corporate america pouring hundreds of hundreds of millions of dollars into the political process, that
is not democracy. that is oligarchy. [applause] sen. sanders: and together we are going to stop that oligarchy. [applause] sen. sanders: you know what, democracy is about -- and i really love democracy -- one person, one vote. you disagree with me, that's fine. you have a better idea, fight for it. that is a beautiful thing. but what democracy is not about is a handful of billionaires buying elections. [applause] sen. sanders: and i will take you something else that democracy is not about, it is a not about cowardly republican governors trying to
suppress the vote. [applause] sen. sanders: you know, i have been in politics for a while. it has never occurred to me to figure out a way to make it harder for people to vote because they might be voting against me. so i say to those republican governors and legislators who are trying to make it harder for poor people, old people, people of color to vote, if you are afraid of participating in a free and fair election, get out of politics, get another job. [applause]
>> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: today in america we have one of the lowest voter turnout rates. i want to see us revitalize american democracy. i want to see us have one of the highest voter turnout rates here it and in my view, we can to make this very simple, either through a constitutional amendment or legislation, if someone is 18 years of age and a citizen of this country, they have the right to vote. in the discussion. -- end of discussion. [applause]
sen. sanders: now i think they're reason that our campaign is doing so well across the country is that we are listening to the pain and the needs of ordinary people and not to the needs of billionaire campaign contributors, and that is a real difference. and when we listen to people what we hear is people coming up to me and saying, bernie, i can't make it on nine dollars or $10 an hour. that is a which i can't live on, and certainly my family cannot live on. truth is that the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage. [applause] sen. sanders: the truth is that millions of people in this country are working 40 or 50
hours a week, and they are still not earning enough money to take care of their families. truth is that people working full-time sometimes end up with at the emergency food shelf because they need food despite their 40 or 50 hours of work to take care of their families, and that is why in this country together we are going to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, $15 an hour. [applause] sen. sanders: now what this campaign is about, and it's not easy, is trying to force discussion on issues that congress chooses not to talk about and media chooses not to talk about. it is reality that is swept under the rug. let me give you another example of that. all over this country, minnesota, vermont, all over this country, you have senior citizens and disabled veterans who are trying to get by on $11,000 a year, $12,000 a year,
somebody who is 80 years old, 90 years old, needs health care, needs prescription drugs, needs to keep their home warm in the winter, needs defense food -- decent food, and they can't do it on $12,000 a year. many republicans are busy running all over this country. they want to cut social security. i've got bad news for them. we are not going to cut social security. we are going to expand social security. [applause] sen. sanders: you know, you measure the greatness of a country not by the number of millionaires and billionaires it has, but i how it treats the weakest and most honorable amongst us. -- most vulnerable amongst us.
[applause] sen. sanders: we will not turn our backs on our parents and grandparents and on disabled veterans. we will stand with them. [applause] sen. sanders: we are listening to workers. we are listening to seniors. but we are also listening to young people. [applause] sen. sanders: and what young people are telling me is, bernie, why does it have to be that i end up $50,000, $100,000 in debt? for what crime, because i wanted to get a higher education? that makes no sense. [applause]
sen. sanders: what this campaign is about is asking people to go beyond the status quo. don't think small. ask yourself a simple question, what kind of world do we live in , what kind of craziness exists, when we are severely punishing millions of people for what crime? the crime of trying to get a good education. that is nuts, and we are going to change that. [applause] sen. sanders: and this campaign
is listening to women. [applause] sen. sanders: and what the women are saying is why does it happen that when we go to work and we are working along some guy doing the same job, why are we getting $.79 on the dollar compared to that guy? [applause] sen. sanders: and the answer in my view is that what we are looking at is nothing more than old-fashioned sexism, and together were going to change that. [applause] sen. sanders: this campaign is listening to the african-american community. [applause] sen. sanders: they are asking, how does it happen in this
country, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, how does it happen that we have more people in jail than any other country on earth? china, four times are size, has more people in jail than we do. the people in jail are disproportionately african-american, latino, and native american. so together we are going to take on and fight institutional racism and a broken criminal justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: we spend $80 billion a year of taxpayer money locking up fellow americans. there are a lot better ways to spend money than locking up fellow americans.
[applause] sen. sanders: this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the latino community. [applause] sen. sanders: and they are telling me that they are tired of being exploited, tired of living in the shadows, tired of seeing a family member being deported and family separated, and what they want and what i want is comprehensive immigration reform and a path towards citizenship. [applause]
>> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: now, this campaign is different than other campaigns and a whole lot of ways. it is not just that we have the most progressive agenda, but there is something more profound than that. it is me telling you what no other candidate for president will tell you, and that is that no president, not bernie sanders or anybody else, can make the changes this country desperately needs alone. [applause]
sen. sanders: can't do it alone. [applause] sen. sanders: no president, no president, no matter how well-intentioned, how hard-working, here she may be, no matter how smart, no president can take on the power of wall street, corporate america, corporate media, and huge campaign contributors, alone, and that is why -- that is why i'm going to be asking for your vote on tuesday, but i need more than that from you. i need your help the day after the general election, because i can't do it alone. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: what the political
revolution is about is revitalizing american democracy and making sure that every american understands that, yes, football is a spectator sport, democracy is not a spectator sport. [applause] sen. sanders: every person in this room is extremely powerful if you choose to use your power. what i will tell you, because i am in the united states senate and see how things get done, there are people up there who have incredible wealth and power, and what they want is for americans to not vote, not to be thinking about politics, not to get involved in the shaping of the future of america. what they want is a low voter turnouts, low public consciousness, so that the lobbyist and big money interests can control the future of this country.
and our job is to take them on and to say, that men and women fought and died for american democracy and we are going to revitalize american democracy, we are going to have a government which represents all of us, not just a handful of campaign contributors. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- sen. sanders: i want to take a brief moment to mention the differences of some key issues between secretary clinton and myself. number one, maybe most importantly, when we began this campaign we had to make a very
important decision, and that decision was do we have a super pac or not have a superc pac. we concluded in about one second that given the fact we don't represent wall street, we don't represent the billionaire class, we will not have a super pac. [applause] sen. sanders: and here is what is absolutely extraordinarily -- extraordinary, and something i would not have believed i would be able to tell you 9-10 months ago. we have now and our campaign received over 4 million individual contributions.
[applause] sen. sanders: that is more contributions than any candidate in the history of this country up until this point. [applause] sen. sanders: and do you know what the average contribution is? >> $27. [applause] sen. sanders: with such a brilliant audience here there is no way we are going to lose minnesota. i can see that. [applause]
sen. sanders: you are just too smart, i can see that. it is $27. and to paraphrase abraham lincoln at gettysburg, this is a campaign of the people, by the people, and for the people, and i am proud of that. [applause] sen. sanders: now secretary clinton has chosen another path to raise money. she has several super pacs recently, one of them reported raising $25 million in a filing, $15 million from wall street. now every candidate, democrat or republican, throughout history has always said, yes, i received millions and millions of dollars
from wall street, the drug companies, the fossil fuel industry, doesn't impact me. they just give me that money for the fun of it. they just love that money around. it does not impact me. and on top of that secretary clinton, as you may know, gave some speeches to goldman sachs for $225,000 a speech. now i think that if you get $225,000 for a speech, it must be a really excellent, wonderful , speech, and therefore you should be very proud to release the transcripts of that speech. [applause] sen. sanders: clearly must have been an unforgettable speech. share it with the people. second issue, everybody knows how important foreign-policy is to our country and the decisions we make our decisions of life and death. back in 2002, the most important
foreign-policy debate in that modern history of this country took place. the debate was over whether or not we listen to president bush and vice president cheney and secretary of defense donald rumsfeld and go into war in iraq. i listened to those speeches they gave and the remarks very thoroughly. i and other members of congress know that the decisions we make will impact in very real life and death ways young men and
women in the united states. i listened very, very carefully and concluded they were lying and voted against the war and iraq. [applause] sen. sanders: and it gives me -- as a senator from a state which suffered very heavy casualties in that war -- it gives me no pleasure to tell you that much of what i feared would happen if we invaded iraq in fact it happen. go to my website, berniesande rs.com and look at what i said back in 2002 and the political vacuum and instability it would create. secretary clinton heard the same evidence, listen to the same speeches. she voted for the war. that is a real difference. when we talk about why the middle class is disappearing and why for millions of americans real wages are going down, a lot
of that has to do with our disastrous trade policies like nafta, permanent, normal trade relations with china. [applause] sen. sanders: now this is an issue the media does not talk about at all. you can hardly see any discussion of trade on television, for pretty obvious reasons in terms of who owns the corporate media, but these are issues of huge consequence, and what these trade issues are about is not complicated. you don't have to have a phd in economics to understand it. what it is about is corporate america writing trade agreements that say why do i have to pay
workers in minnesota or vermont a good wage with good benefits, protect the environment, do with unions, when i can shut down plants in the united states and move to low-wage countries, not worry about unions or the environment, and then bring my product back into the country. that is what that is. and here is what has happened, since 2001 we have lost almost 60,000 factories in this country and millions of decent paying jobs. people who once worked in a factory made a middle-class wage, good benefits, and there now flipping hamburgers at mcdonald's. now i voted and helped to lead the opposition against all of these trade agreements. i and helping to lead the opposition against the tpp. [applause]
sen. sanders: secretary clinton supported nafta, supported permanent normal trade relations with china. now when we talk about what is going on in this country and why there is so much angst and frustration, it has everything to do with the fact that in minnesota, vermont, all over this country, we have millions of people who are working not one job. they are working two jobs. they are working three jobs. and despite an explosion of technology and worker productivity, their wages are going down. you have mom working. you have debt working. you have kids working. you have marriages that are being stressed because people don't have time to spend together, kids don't get the attention they deserve. we have people, l country, people in america working the longest hours in the world. and at the end of all that, 58% of all new income goes to the
almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. you have the 20's wealthiest people in this country owning more wealth than the bottom 150 million, half of america. this is a rigged economy. [applause] sen. sanders: you know, has they win, tails you lose. so together, are you ready for radical idea? together we are going to create an economy that works for working families not just the 1%. [applause] sen. sanders: when we talk about the economy, please understand that every month you see on the front pages of the paper statistics about unemployment, official unemployment nationally is 5%. anyone believe that? >> no. sen. sanders: you're right. if you look at people who have given up looking for work and people who work part-time, real unemployment is close to 10%. and here's something else we do not talk about at all, the media has nothing to say about it, that is youth unemployment in this country, kids are graduated
high school between 17-20, if those kids are white, 33% are unemployed or underemployed, latino 36%, african-american 51%. and if anyone here thinks there is not a direct correlation between that outrageously high rate of youth unemployment and the fact that we have more people in jail than in any other country, you would be missing an important point.
here is radical idea number two, we are going to invest in our people, and jobs and education, not jails and incarceration. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- [applause] sen. sanders: and real unemployment is almost 10%, and when we have an infrastructure which is collapsing in many parts of this country -- i was in flint, michigan the other day. let me just tell you -- i don't even want to talk about it was so horrific. it was hard for me to believe that i was listening to people who were living in the united states of america in the year 2016. when you hear what they were talking about, the poisoning of children because of a terrible, terrible water system, schools totally inadequate, health care system terribly inadequate, massive poverty, you would think you were living in a fourth world country, you really would, but it is not just flint.
all over this country we have water systems in trouble, roads, bridges, rail systems, airports, levies and dams. we can create 13 million decent paying jobs rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. [applause] sen. sanders: think about america -- think about an america that has the best rail system in the world.
think about an america that has great public transportation, which has state-of-the-art water systems and wastewater plants, and which creates millions of jobs doing that. and, when we look at our educational system, we should be hiring teachers, not firing teachers. [applause] sen. sanders: and it is important -- it is important to think out of the box, think outside the status quo. every psychologists who studies the issue understands that the most important years for intellectual and emotional development are 0-4. that is a fact. and yet, all over this country working parents are finding it very hard to get quality, affordable childcare. you have childcare workers who make wages lower than mcdonald's wages. while they do some of the most important work in our society. we can create hundreds of thousands of jobs, good jobs,
rebuilding our dysfunctional child care system. [applause] sen. sanders: now jane and i have been married 27 years -- [applause] sen. sanders: we have four great kids and seven beautiful grandchildren, and we believe in family values, but our family values are a little teeny bit different than republican family values. [laughter] [applause] sen. sanders: and i want everybody here to understand what republican family values
are, what they mean. and what they mean when they talk about family values is that no woman in this room, in the state, in this country, should have the right to control her own body. i disagree. [applause] sen. sanders: what they mean is that the federal government should defund planned parenthood. i believe we should expand funding for planned parenthood. [applause] sen. sanders: what they mean about family values is that our gay brothers and sisters should not have the right to be married. i disagree. [applause]
sen. sanders: and when i talk about family values, what i talk about is the international embarrassment of the united states being one of the few countries in the world, not just major, but even poor countries, that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave. [applause] sen. sanders: now you tell me whether in america in the year 2016 a working-class woman who has a baby today should be forced to separate herself from her baby and go back to work because she needs to bring income into her family. that is not a family value. what we need to do is pass legislation in congress right
now which guarantees three months of paid family and medical leave. [applause] sen. sanders: let me make a very simple, straightforward, promise you this evening, and that is with citizens united undermining american democracy, no justice to the supreme court that i will nominate will get that position unless he or she makes it crystal clear that they will vote to overturn citizens united. [applause]
sen. sanders: and when we talk about the economy today, everybody here understands that we live in a competitive, global economy. we need the best educated workforce in the world. it is incomprehensible to me -- and again, i ask you to think outside the box -- incomprehensible that hundreds of thousands of bright, young people, qualified young people who want to go to college are unable to do so because their families lack the money. that is pretty crazy stuff. that's why i believe that in the year 2016 when we talk about public education it is not good enough to talk about first grade through 12th grade, we have got to make public colleges and universities tuition free. [applause]
sen. sanders: is this a radical idea? i don't think so. germany does it. scandinavia does it. countries all over the world do it. they are investing in their young people, investing in the future. now i am criticized for saying that -- i think this is an important step forward, substantially reduce the burden of student debt. you want to make universities tuition free, lower student debt, it is an expensive proposition. how are you going to pay for it? we are going to pay for it by putting a tax on wall street speculation. [applause]
sen. sanders: you know, this is what a rigged economy is about, when wall street's recklessness and greed and illegal behavior brought this country into the worst economic downturn since the great depression, wall street went begging to congress and said, bail us out, bail us out. well, if congress could bill out the crooks on wall street, then you know what? it is time for wall street now to help the middle class of this country. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie -- [applause] sen. sanders: let me say a word about wall street, because i think very few people recognize the incredible power that they have over our country. when i talk about a corrupt campaign finance system and a rigged economy and a broken criminal justice system, it all comes together in one brief
story. some of you may have read that about a month ago, goldman sachs agreed to a settlement with the u.s. government for $5 billion, $5 billion. why did they reach that agreement? they reach that agreement because they were selling fraudulent and worthless packages of subprime mortgage loans. point one. wall street firms put millions of millions of dollars into the political process and the candidates are beholden to them. number three, the revolving door.
you know what a revolving door is? people go from wall street to government back to wall street. the last 25 years, goldman sachs itself has had two secretaries of the treasury as well as many other high-ranking government officials, work in government, then back to wall street. number four, may be the most painful of all to the american people. some kids in minnesota or vermont gets picked up for possessing marijuana. that kid gets a criminal record which stays with him for his entire life, but if you are an executive on wall street whose fraudulent behavior destroyed the lives of millions of people, you know what happens to you? wrong. you get a salary increase. and then if you are the head of goldman sachs you come to congress as a billionaire and you say to congress, cut social security, medicare and medicaid,
and give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. >> no. sen. sanders: together we are going to bring justice back to a broken criminal justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: and that means -- you know, justice under the law is a profound statement, something deeply embedded in who we are as americans. what it means is if you are poor and break the law, you pay the price. if you are rich and break the law, you are going to pay the price. that does not happen in america today. together we are going to bring justice back to the criminal
justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: i am a member of the senate committee on the environment and senate committee on energy. i talked to scientists all over the world. the debate is over, climate change is real. [applause] sen. sanders: it is caused by human activity and is already doing devastating harm in america and all over this world. we have a moral responsibility to future generations to stand up to the fossil fuel industry, to transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] sen. sanders: now i have been criticized for saying that the united states should join every other major country on earth,
the u.k., france, germany, holland, scandinavia, canada, in guaranteeing health care to all people as a right. [applause] sen. sanders: as tina pointed out, the affordable care act has done a lot of good things, but we have got to go further. today in america, 29 million people zero health insurance. many of you are underinsured
with high deductibles and copayments. and we paid by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. in fact, we are getting ripped off right and left. one out of five americans cannot afford to fill the prescriptions their doctors right, which is pretty crazy. meanwhile, on top of all that, we end up with laying far more per capita for health care than any other country on earth, which leads me to the conclusion that the way forward is a medicare for all, single-payer program. [applause] sen. sanders: now, people can disagree with me all they want, but it is my view that health care is a right of all people,
not a privilege. [applause] sen. sanders: now we can do great things in america when we do not allow people like donald trump and some of his friends to divide us up, to divide us up and make attacks against latinos, vision attacks, or against muslims, african-americans, or whatever. when we stand together there is nothing we cannot accomplish. i look forward very much -- it would make me so happy -- to have the opportunity to run against donald trump. [applause] >> bernie, bernie, bernie --
sen. sanders: the reason i would love to run against donald trump -- first of all, a lot of the national polls show us beating him badly, and that is a good start -- the reason i would like to run against donald trump is that we will defeat him, because the american people do not agree with him that we should give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to billionaire families like his. the american people do not believe it or agree with donald trump when he thinks we should not raise a $7.25 minimum wage. the american people do not agree with donald trump when he says in a republican debate, if you can believe it, that wages in america are too high.
i guess if you are a billionaire maybe you think wages in america are too high, i don't know, but my perception is that is not the case. also, we know that donald trump is the greatest of the greatest of everything, right? [laughter] sen. sanders: and among his many attributes is that he is a great, great scientist. [laughter] sen. sanders: he has concluded that climate change is a hoax and that it is a hoax created by the chinese. [laughter] sen. sanders: now i was shocked to hear that. i thought that from donald trump perspective that it would have been a hoax created by mexicans or the muslims, but the chinese kind of took me back a bit. [laughter] sen. sanders: all right, we will together defeat donald trump -- [applause] sen. sanders: 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
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
kasich. the weekend promises to be as active. review making a swing through the state. that will be four stops for him and all the media markets. trump coming in on monday as well as hillary clinton with two stops. in the southeastern corner of the state, camden road. biggest votes in virginia. it is a purple state when it comes to the general election. statesthe primary remains up for grabs. >> mrs. clinton seems to have a comfortable lead. mr. sanders is showing some strength in the is -- in the areas where he is showing strength in other areas of the country.
mr. trump continues to lead in virginia. his leave has narrowed. one of the most recent incident public pools showed him narrowly ahead of senator rubio. senator cruz in third place, and senator kaine psych, governor kasich way back. virginiaare seeing in ,eflects the nation as a whole something of a reflection of this national race. >> fairfax county. what to expect in terms of the rest of the state?
of -- a will be another number of school systems openly to accommodate polling. virginia studies in which they register by party. is two simultaneous primaries. voters will have to go into their polling places, request a ballot, express their preferences, and then take their leave. there have been a number of new restrictions put in place on virginia. many of them pushed by virginians, including in law that is now under challenge in federal court. primaryun up to the the trial which the law is being contested is unfolding. the turnouts in presidential primaries in virginia recently
have been particularly heavy on the democratic side. nearly one million votes cast in the democratic primary of 2008. then sufficient in republican -- aries is following falling. host: virginia seems to be one of those. it governor kasich course senator sanders or senator rubio wants to pull out upset and try to stop donald trump, virginia would be one of those states. >> is the view at this point of especially among establishment republicans. since the collapse of the jeb bush candidacy. gravitatingthem toward senator rubio. whether that will be enough to
stop registered 12 remains to be seen. the point that needs to be made about trump is that he is drawing people into a republican caucus who are new to the system. he has made a number of appearances in the state, those who show up at the event, one enrichment on a school night, these are not the faces one normally sees. host: have you ever seen a race like this? >> certainly, this is unusual in virginia. more ofeeing more and these big personalities particularly at the state level. the governor is a member of the privy council. hopes to deliver a
big win for mrs. clinton on tuesday. they hope to pull the state for the democrats in the general election in november. this was a state that was on autopilot for about four decades. the republicans carried state for the presidency, a very rapid shift in demographics of the state. explosive growth in the population. instruments into a purple state in short order. capitalw much political does the government have in the state among democrats? >> keeping in mind, and i think the governor would indulge this is welcome he won by plurality 2013 because of who he was. and a fiercely conservative social" cultural conservative. is seeing momentum that has
not been maintained in the succeeding years there was a very big legislative election last year and he was unable to tip the state senate back to democratic control. so here is a chance for him to demonstrate a measure of russell in this fast-growing and fast-changing date. host: i am assuming when the results come in, you will keep a close eye on dave brass, from the central part of the state. the seat that eric cantor was held -- once held. that would your sense of how the night is coming for you, yes? thees, you begin mind, congressman who knocked off who would be speaker of the house at this point doesn't seem to have wildly credible opposition from renomination. of theer measure
standing in the seventh district is that the republicans have now decided to nominate a candidate for congress by convention, which was perverted by congressman brett. schapiro, who writes for the post-dispatch. speak about these races. thank you for your time. the public and presidential candidate donald trump speaks at a campaign rally in alabama. what coverage beginning at 5:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. ♪
>> republican presidential --didate in florida center senator marco rubio spoke at a campaign rally yesterday. he talked about foreign and domestic issues spent time on the front runner on the race. he was introduced by austin scott before the event he met briefly with reporters. this is just under an hour. >> are you confident you will be donald trump? >> there is no way the party of lincoln and reagan will be taken over by a con artist. [inaudible] i hope so. we will find out. it's just the beginning. the republican party -- donald
trump will not have the 2037 delegates to win. [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 who will bring brace strong national -- 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. >> two questions -- [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 not going to be our