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letters. i know you finalized your rules on the no action letters, but it seems like what we are challenged with here is, do you start out by saying, has up on your fourth ashes, and that is the way we will be basically theng out the interpret and eng issues, yet when you have companies that step back in and ask for guidance -- and by that rulemakinghe bureaus it's estimated it would issue no action letters only in extraordinary circumstances. anticipating issuing one to three per year. the sec is issuing -- has issued 104 no actual letters in 2015. if companies are asking for guidance on this, wouldn't it be fair to say rather than going through the process of trying to -- wouldt -- and jud
you consider not issuing no action letters -- is aordray: i think that legitimate line of questioning and i'm not sure i'm satisfied with where we appear to have landed although we did issue that to get something going in the area. we looked at a lot of agencies. some of them do a lot of this. the irs does private letter rulings by the hundreds. banking agencies tend to do few. i feel keenly -- i have had this discussion with representative heck, that a process like this is not worth anybody's while. i tend to agree with that and i want to think more about that. we are leery of how much volume we can handle but we have begun to get inquiries and we are setting up a process to figure out what to do with those inquiries. senator rounds: i think if there are questions out there and
they're asking for guidance it would seem reasonable to find a way to work with them. mr. cordray: another thing i would say is on the enforcement and regulation differential, regulation is something more when we feel the lawn needs to be changed in certain ways and we have authority to do that subject to congressional authorization and oversight. enforcement -- the law is what it is and it is applying it to specific facts and finding specific facts and the facts are powerful. when facts show -- senator rounds: i know the chairman post time is valuable and i appreciate -- mr. cordray: thank you. donnelly: we can now officially say good afternoon. one of your recent undertakings had been related to auto finance companies. the cfp be finalized a rule to supervise large non-bank auto finance companies and reached
separate agreements with several auto finance companies to limit loan pricing and compensation. i have been hearing from a number of auto dealers in my state with concerns on this issue and i want to ask to make sure that you work with all of stakeholders involved in this issue including auto dealers to make sure we get this right to make sure there is continued access and that everybody be treated fairly in this process. in cordray: i would say that the early going we were leery about talking to auto dealers because we did not want anybody to think we were crossing that line and trying to enforce the law against other dealers which we do not have authority to do but we have always understood ourselves. we have authority and therefore responsibility to address auto lenders. i would not necessarily have drawn the statute the way it was drawn up. they tend to work together in the marketplace. i don't see how we can address actresses of auto lenders
without having some effect on auto dealers. we are willing to engage with dealers as long as they are clear that we respect that line. senator donnelly: like you said, these are some of our small businesses that employ the most people in our towns read our friends and neighbors. they want to get it right for their customers as well. mr. cordray: i worked closely with them in ohio. i was the ohio attorney general. we had a program where they had the opportunity to correct problems before we took action network fairly well. we had the general motors and chrysler bankruptcies that unfolded while i was attorney general. we worked to save dealerships across the state who were being cut off by the manufacturers and we created procedures for them to appeal and many of them were saved. i understand and agree with you on the importance of auto dealers in our local communities. if we find problems in auto lender lending programs we have to deal with them. we are a law enforcement agency.
i am willing to have that discussion and engage in it vigorously and i hope you will find that nobody says they are unable to talk to the consumer bureau if they have a concern. it's not what i intend. senator donnelly: another area i wanted to mention is important to my state. we have so much manufacturing. manufactured housing. we have previously discussed the and i do cfp be rules have concerns that the new rules would negatively impact the ability of consumers to buy sell or refinance these homes as financing for smaller balance loans is becoming more difficult. there has been a knowledge of some of these challenges by the cfpb. high cost manufactured housing loans have basically evaporated at this point since the rules went into effect. does that mean that lenders have
reduced rates to get under the threshold? or is it that lenders have stopped taking applications that they previously accepted? mr. cordray: i don't think there was ever much high-cost lending in the manufactured housing market. i don't think it would be fair to say that there was a lot and it evaporates it. i think there never was much and people have shot away from it. -- people have shied away from it. comes in just under the threshold so that it does not qualify as high cost loans. the nature of this market it seems. having said that, you have raised this issue with me and some house colleagues have raised the issue with me and we went back and did a white paper to understand it better. seen,kground, i have there are areas of the state where this is going to be the practical means of finding
housing on difficult properties. topography issues and the like. white paper showed there has been a long-term decline in manufactured housing. i do not know what the causes are. i think folks did not feel they understood that what it has been true for about 20 years. senator donnelly: i was suggest a good portion of that is access to capital. capital challenges that are out there. as you said, it's not fair to the rest of the country to think the rest of the country is all washington, d.c. townhouse that sell for $1 million. that family back in indiana, that family in ohio, they very much, just as much as a family here, want to have a place to go home and raise their family. mr. cordray: and not begin out on it -- a place to go home and not be gouged on it. senator donnelly: we agree on
that. in most every case i do not assume i local immunity banker is out the -- out to get outage anybody. thank you, mr. chairman. asktor moran: i will not director cordray any questions. we had a longtime exchange about this issue come in direct auto financing. i would again indicate to the director that rulemaking, not enforcement would be a better .ath for the cfpb to pursue i want to associate my remarks with you, mr. chairman in what you had to say about indirect auto financing. none of us agree that discrimination has a place -- we want discrimination out of our economy. the needement extends for vigorous enforcement of equal credit opportunity act however i am concerned the cfpb
auto financing bulletin has resulted in more adversarial relationships between the bureau and the industry. i wanted to highlight mr. chairman that i have introduced senate bill 2663, reforming the cfpb indirect auto finance guidance act. this is legislation identical to what passed the house and a bipartisan way 332-96 and i would encourage colleagues to join me in accomplishing that legislation. it is an opportunity not to eliminate cfpb's indirect auto a waying guidance, it is to improve the process and include the industry and consumers. thank you, mr. chairman. i know our vote has been called on the floor so i will be brief. summarizing two real areas of concern. mr. cordray, if you could give a general response and if you care
to follow up in more detail perhaps in writing that would be great. first area of concern is, remittance transfers international money transfers. i think cfpb has spent a lot of time and money and man-hours on rulemaking for that. has been criticized by gao and not setting to bed abuses yet. i have a three-part question. what is the summary of resources that have been spent on that? what is the response to criticism like gao about not adequately handling problems in that remittance transfer area? quantifiedersight and looked at the widespread use of this by folks in the country
and working in the country illegally and sending money overseas? which by oral accounts -- which by all accounts is a widespread practice. conflict of interest involving quarried stone. he is the lead staffer on the payday rule. i'm concerned about conflicts because he was a senior executive before cfpb. was a senior executive for a company he started which sold out to a rival called micro build and they worked with folks within credit files seeking financing type payday lenders would perhaps have as customers.
sold his stock in a company to his brother to avoid a conflict as he was coming to cfpb for $18,000. net stock has been valued andntly at between $250,000 $500,000. it seems to have been way undervalued in order to allow him to get rid of it to come to cfpb. this rule.arge of depending on how that rule is written, that could increase significantly the business, the market, the profitability, of his former company, his brother cross company. -- his brother's company. have you looked at those issues? mr. cordray: i have never heard any charges against mr. stone. i think this is baseless and bogus to raise it.
he is one of the finest public servants i know. lengthseen going extra to make his work at the bureau work. i do not believe there is anything to anything you have just said about him. he is a public official with great integrity and if there is more we need to talk about about this i will talk about it with you. senator vitter: are you aware of the stock issue? mr. cordray: people who come to work at the bureau, some number of them came from the private sector. usually you all think that is a good thing. you don't want us to have -- senator vitter: are you aware of the stock valuation? assetsdray: they divest when they come for fair market value. at the time he came to the bureau would've been in the wake of the crisis. the entire stock market was down more than 50% at the time so i don't know what the details are
but i can assure you we will look into it if you want. everything corey does is with high integrity. senator vitter: have you looked into that issue and come to a conclusion or not? mr. cordray: our ethics department vets cost everyone's the vestige or of assets. it is a painstaking process. i don't believe there's anything to this but we will be glad to follow up with you. senator vitter: to follow up in writing would be great. this remittance issue. mr. cordray: this was the first rulemaking we did. we were required to do it by congress. not a task we set for ourselves but a task you set for us. the rulemaking is in place. whether it's solved the ongoing abuses it may or may not have but we will take actions as needed against the industry if we find abuses. if you are aware of abuses or hearing about abuses that we should know about we will follow-up with you and be glad to hear what they are so we can consider whether to investigate them.
i think it is possible our rulemaking has not solved every marketplace.he we want to pursue problems in the marketplace. i forgot the third part of your question. senator vitter: related to that was, does your rulemaking address and does your enforcement and tracking address what seems to be massive use of this money transfer opportunity being in and working in the country illegally and sending money overseas? mr. cordray: our rulemaking does not address that. congress did not address us to -- did not direct us to address that. senator vitter: so you do not track any of that activity? mr. cordray: i don't believe we do. senator vitter: with the same apply if we were talking about organized crime or some illegal sector using the same remittance opportunity? mr. cordray: i don't think we tracked undocumented in any of the markets.
we are not trying to dig into bank of america and ask them what kind of documentation. if those are issues for someone in the federal government they would be elsewhere. withor vitter: i'm saying the same response of applied to illegal activities? mr. cordray: usually i come here and people are criticizing us for trying to expand our jurisdiction. we are looking at mobile cramming on cell phone companies. you're telling us you would like us to look into organized crime? --ator vitter: i'm asking would it be something you would care about look at? mr. cordray: that is not part of our limited consumer finance jurisdiction. senator vitter: we will follow up on this as well. thank you, mr. chairman. >> i would like to take a moment to respond to comments made earlier here at the hearing about the director to the ranking member. that aggregate credit availability has been increasing recently.
but that is what you would expect in a near zero interest rate environment. this does not mean there are not specific issues in certain credit markets that may be exaggerated by some of the bureau's actions. more categories of credit may actually be in decline. multiple studies have found that small business lending has declined on the volume of loans to large businesses -- while the volume of loans to large businesses has risen. research from harvard university finds that certain look -- issues to certain lower income consumers have fallen by 50%. these are economic trends that i hope the bureau takes into serious consideration in your day-to-day work over there. you want to comment? mr. cordray: small business lending, we have not adopted any regulations that relate to small business lending. we have limited capacity although --
senator shelby: you lending to small business earlier. mr. cordray: we have a job we have not yet -- reporting and data collection for this. none of that small business change could be ascribed to the cfpb. as for credit cards for low income, -- not ack screen study is very credible study and i would be willing to give you -- senator shelby: not a credible study because you disagree with it? mr. cordray: because it is not very well done or credible on the supposedly evidence. senator shelby:ould you give us your concerns about the study? mr. cordray: i would say that on the credit cards for low income which is something mr. zywicki alluded to come he was talking .bout 2008 through 2012 households lost $12 trillion in net worth in the wake of the
crash and he says at one point in a sort of muddled way it's hard to celebrate that -- separate that out from the effects of new rules. we did not come into existence until july of 2011. depend this on us as flimflam if you ask me. ,enator shelby: for the record without objection i would like to enter into the record statements from the following groups that wrote the committee in junction with tuesday's hearing on assessing the effects of consumer finance regulations. today's hearing on this consumer financial protection bureau semi annual report to congress. includeements statements from the independent community bankers of america, the consumer bankers association, the national association of federal credit unions, the national -- the credit union national association, american financial services association, the electronic transactions association, the chamber of
commerce of the united states, the national automobiles dealers association, mortgage bankers association and an article published in the american banker and finally an article from the new york post regarding highly, allies of financial expenses with bureau. mr. cordray: i would glad to be have access to those so we could consider them for improving our work. senator shelby: we will share it with you. we want you to share with us too. mr. cordray: going back to the credit card so-called data. at the time a tsunami hit the beach. a financial crisis that somebody post garden hose might have been pouring water on the beach at the same time is hardly relevant. senator shelby: thank you for your appearance before the committee. mr. cordray: thank you.
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that in person. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's q and a. >> washington journal on monday is live from the centers for disease control and prevention in atlanta. we look at some of the top public health issues facing the cdc such as ebola, sica and opioid addiction. at talk with dr. in schuch about the anti-vaccine movement. zikauth bell on able and and the cdc director, dr. thomas friedman on the agency's 70 anniversary and the future of the cdc. we close up monday's program .ith deborah houry if you about heroin and prescription painkiller addiction beginning monday morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. hillary clinton was in pittsburgh yesterday for a campaign rally at carnegie mellon university.
>> wow. what a crowd. we are so fortunate to have hillary clinton here today to talk about her future for america. [applause] >> secretary clinton has been somebody who has been breaking down barriers her whole life and will continue to do that. she is somebody with a great heart and also with the smarts to move this country forward and get things done. [applause] >> on april 26, western pennsylvania is going to be clinton country. [applause]
>> while there are other candidates out there talking about building walls, we know pittsburgh -- [booing] >> we know pittsburgh is the city of bridges. [applause] >> and secretary clinton is somebody who builds bridges. [applause] >> and to introduce the next president of the united states is our great mayor, who builds bridges as well, mayor peduto. >> thanks, rich.
it is so great to be at carnegie mellon. hello, pittsburgh. right outside, beautiful schenley park and the rolling hills. can you feel the hills? [applause] >> how about it? hall of famer franco harris. he knows what backing a champion means. our county executive is a proud alumni of carnegie mellon university. i gave it a couple years and it did not work out. there were so many great times that i remember on the stage. the clash played in 1982. today we have a historic moment in pittsburgh. if you think about pittsburgh in the 1980's it was so much
different than it is today. we were looking down the abyss of economic collapse area we were looked at around the world as a city that had lived its time and a city that had died. if you see it today and the way it has come back, you understand that is hope when you invest in people and you have a vision of where to go. when you understand that what unites us makes us stronger and what divides us makes us weak. when you are not afraid to look at challenges and you address them. that is how pittsburgh came back. that is why mayors across the country, the progressive mayors all over this country are , backing hillary clinton. because she understands our past. she knows where we are at, and
she has a vision for our future , an america for all. it is my honor to introduce the next president of the united states, secretary hillary clinton. [applause] [chanting "hillary"] ms. clinton: thank you. thank you. thank you so much. wow. i am thrilled to be here at carnegie mellon university. and to be in this great american city, as the mayor so rightly said. a city that has not only built bridges but roads into the
-- but moved into the future, demonstrating absolutely that you can have resilience if you are resourceful, if you do not give up, you keep working together. we can make it here in pittsburgh and america. [applause] i come out of a tradition of american progressiveism that believes with all our hearts that we are one country, one people, one future. and we have to work with each other, lift each other up. we have to respect each other. we have to demonstrate by what we do, that our diverse city is -- that our diversity is an asset. [applause] ms. clinton: it makes us the luckiest nation in the world to have the talent, the dreams, the
aspirations, of countless people. what i want to do, if i am so fortunate as to be your president, is to knock down every barrier that stands in the way of any american being able to fulfill his or her god-given potential. every american deserves the building blocks of a personal future that will help us build america's future. i have been very clear in this campaign. i take a backseat to nobody. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: when it comes to being a progressive, but i do believe if you are a progressive, you need to make
progress. you have got to get things done. you have got to bring people together. that is what i intend to do. i think there are three big tests the next president has to meet. and if you think about it, you are actually doing a big job interview. you want to know, who are these people running for president? where do they come from? what do they believe? what have they done in the past? what have they not just said, but what have they accomplished? [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and can we count on them, can we count on them to stand up for americans and america? so here are these tests. number one, can the next president actually deliver results that make differences, positive differences, in the lives of americans of all ages? you have to be able to ask that.
one of the ways you look is, what have you gone already? who have you helped? who have you fought for? who have you taken on? who have you stood up against? the second test is, can you keep us safe and continue to lead the world on behalf of american values? the third is, can you unify america? can you bring us together, end the divisiveness that has become all too common in our politics? so when i think about producing results, i think about my grandfather, who came with his family as a young immigrant to northeast pennsylvania, to scranton.
i think about how he went to work in the scranton mills when he was still a teenager. he worked there his entire life. and he built a good, middle-class life in those times for his three sons. and then, his sons went to college. penn state. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and when they got out of college -- i know, it is a little school up the road. when they got out of college, they had a better future. my dad was a small businessman. my mom had a tough upbringing, but she got through it, and she showed resilience and grit that was such a great example to me. every one of us has a story. your own families, you have seen
the struggles. maybe not in your time, but in the prior generation. what has been so extraordinary about america, this amazing experiment, is that we delivered. we were not perfect, and we had a lot of problems to overcome. but we delivered and we never gave up. and we just kept going. yes, sometimes, we fell short of our own dreams. but that did not stop us. so what i want you to understand, as i looked out at all of you, particularly those of you in front of me, this election is much more about your futures than anything else. it is about what kind of country will be waiting for you as you make your decisions over the next years and what kind of world will be out there.
i want you to imagine with me what we can build together. imagine an economy that creates enough good paying jobs for every american to feel that he or she counts, to have the purpose and dignity that comes with a good job, with a rising income. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: imagine that we put millions of americans to work again, fixing our infrastructure, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our port, our airports. not only what we can see, but what we cannot see. no person in america should ever drink water contaminated by lead or anything else. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: imagine that we, once again, become a manufacturing engine of the
world, that we are building what the world needs, what is creating our future. i was just over at the robotics institute. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i saw the extraordinary work they are doing in medicine, in manufacturing, in the kind of home care delivery that will be part of our future because of the work done at this great university by the faculty, by the students. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i want us, once again, to believe that we can make the future by making the goods that we can then export around the world. i know we can do this because not only at the robotics institute but in many places across our country, i have seen that future. i know what we can accomplish. but we have to make sure our tax
code rewards that kind of work. we invest in research again at the level that we should from the federal government. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so that is why, for both infrastructure and manufacturing, i have laid out very specific plans on how to do this. we need an infrastructure bank that can continue to fund the kind of work that needs to be done in our country and, in manufacturing, i have a $10 billion plan that will invest in the kind of inventions and productivity that can come right out of this great university and put people to work. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i want you to join me in one of the great goals that has ever been set by human beings. and that is to combat climate change and begin to reverse the effects of greenhouse gas emissions.
[cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i care passionately about this because i actually listen to the scientists. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and when you ask the republicans who are running, you know they all say, they all say, well, i am not a scientist. i bet carnegie mellon could help teach them about climate change and what it means for our country. but it is not only because we face this existential threat, but there are economic opportunities if we put our heads together and work to
create them. i was there in 2009. president obama and i had to crash one of the conferences and stalk the chinese and indians . they said they could not meet with us because they were on the way to the airport. on the way to the airport? the meeting is not over. we sent out scouts to the convention center. word came back that they are way in the back having a secret meeting. the president and i said, well, i think we would like to attend. so off we went. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: they had been dodging and avoiding us for days. so we marched up to them and the security guards were saying, no, no, no, and president obama and i kept smiling, hi, hi. the room was covered with curtains and you could not see who was in there.
the president went up and kind of pushed through the security guard's arm and i ducked under the security guard's arm. we got into the room, and the president said, we have been looking for you. we pulled up chairs and sat down and said, let's reach some agreement so we can start to move the world towards actually facing up to dealing with and reversing the effects of greenhouse gas emissions. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and that is why i was thrilled when 195 countries signed the agreement in paris. my opponent said, that was not good enough. do not let perfect be the enemy of good. we got 195 countries on board. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so now, here is our
challenge. some country is going to be the 21st century clean energy superpower. as things stand right now, it will be germany, china, or us. i want it to be us, and i want carnegie mellon to help lead the way. [chanting "u.s.a."] ms. clinton: i have set two big goals. i want to have a north american climate agreement. we need toe working with canada and mexico as we redo our grid. we need to be understanding how we are going to challenge states, on top of the president's clean power plan to , go even further. i said, let's have half a billion more solar panels deployed by the end of my first term, and enough clean energy to power every home by the end of my second term. these are jobs that have to be done in pennsylvania and across
the united states. and these are opportunities for us. i really challenge all of you to think about what each of you can do to contribute to our efforts to take on what is the 21st century global challenge. i believe that, as we move forward with these big opportunities, we have to do more for small businesses, especially to help young people start their small businesses, follow their dreams. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i have been told, and i believe it to be true that carnegie mellon has the best return on federal dollar research money coming to any higher-end research institution in the country. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and one of the reasons is because you have made it easier for faculty and grad
students and maybe even undergrads to start businesses. i want to unleash that. i want to see millions of new american small businesses. that is where most of the new jobs will come from. so i want to open up opportunities for you. i also want our economy to be fairer. imagine that people who work full-time get paid a minimum wage that does not end up in poverty at the end of the year. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and imagined, imagine, that finally, women get equal pay for the work we do. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: this is not just a women's issue. it is a family issue. if you have a wife or a mother or a sister or a daughter who is working and they are not being paid fairly and equally, when they go to the store, when they are in the supermarket checkout line, the cashier does not say, ok. you only have to pay $.78 on the dollar. or if you are an african-american woman, you only have to pay $.68 on the dollar. if you are a latino woman, you only have to pay $.58 on the dollar. last time i checked, there was no woman's discount for failing to get equal pay in the first place. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: now, everything i just said, the republicans are against. every single thing.
you know, i am proud that we brought the issues to the democratic primary. as far as i can tell, republicans have run insult-oriented campaigns. but make no mistake about it, they are going to do everything they can to take back the white house. if they get the white house plus the republican congress, we will not recognize our country. this is one of the most consequential elections. we have to build on the progress president obama has made, and we have to go further. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and here is one of those inconvenient facts you might want to share with your republican friends. our economy does better when we have a democrat in the white house. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: i mean, we do not have to go back to ancient history. during the 1990's under my husband's presidency -- [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: at the end of eight years, we had 23 million new jobs, and income went up for everybody, not just people on the top. middle-class families, working families, poor families. the median family income went up 17% in those eight years. and the median african american income went up 33% because there were so many jobs. and we ended up with a balanced budget and surplus. hard to beat that record. i will tell you what. the republicans, you give them
credit for consistency. they are consistently wrong when it comes to the economy. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so in comes george w. bush. i was in the senate, representing new york. i stood up on the senate floor and said, they do not want to take us back before the clinton years. they want to take us back before franklin roosevelt, before teddy roosevelt. they were slashing taxes. they were absolutely taking their eyes off the financial markets and the mortgage markets. and we know what happened -- the worst financial crisis since the great depression. i do not think president obama gets the credit he deserves for taking us out of the debt the republicans put us in. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so beware. they are peddling the same economic snake oil. trickle down economics all over
again. well, we are not going to let them get away with it. because it may be uncomfortable for them, but we have history, the facts, and common sense on our side. that is why i want us to build on the progress we have made but go further. the key to the economy i imagine we can create is education. i think we have to start with early childhood education. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: when i got out of law school, i went to work for the children's defense fund. and working for children and giving children a chance and evening the odds for every child is at the core of what i believe we must do. for me, making sure that every
kid has a chance to fulfill that potential is critical to our economy, critical to our democracy. and that is why we need universal pre-k and help kids so that, when they get to school, they are prepared and ready to actually learn. and when we are looking at elementary and secondary education, i want to be a good partner with our nation's public school teachers. i want to give them the support that they need. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: you know, before i came out here, i had the incredible honor of meeting a family, the family of a young high school student from here in pittsburgh, who went to woodlands high school. her name was kaylee macdonald. and i met the family because
kaylee had been an ardent supporter of mine. she came to meet me in pittsburgh when she was a little girl. it was her dream to someday go into politics herself. tragically, kaylee had a disease that was not properly treated in the very beginning. and she passed away just a few days ago. and the school actually called off school because she was the kind of young woman that everybody knew and everybody liked. she was popular, but she also was kind to the kids who were not. for teachers told her parents, her grandparents, her little brother, that they were sure that kaylee would have realized her dream. i want to just mention her
because she will not be able to fulfill those dreams for the kind of world, the kind of country, she wanted to see. every one of us can do our part. for those of us in education, it is such an important role, and i want to be a good partner. and i want to give young people the chance to be able to afford to go to college without drowning in debt. every single young person. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i know we can do this because right now, it is just not fair. to many kids are being shut out. they start, but they never finish. they never graduate. not because they are not able. they cannot afford it. if they get out, they often end up with huge debt. how many of you have student debt?
[applause] ms. clinton: yeah. exactly. well, i want you to be able to get out from under it. here is what i want to do. in addition to having debt free tuition for people going to college, if you come out with debt, i want you to be able to refinance that debt to save thousands of dollars, to get it down, the way you can refinance a mortgage or a car payment. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and we are going to revamp the entire student aid industry because i want more people to have the chance i did. when i got out of law school and went to work for the children's defense fund, i made very little money. i did not care. i wanted to do that work. but i was fortunate because i was in a plan where i could pay back my debt as a percentage of my income. even though i was only making $14,000 a year, i could afford
to rent a place. i want you to have that chance. then i want to end your debt after a certain number of years. maybe 20 years, you are done, even if you have unpaid debt ahead of you. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and we are going to get the harassing bill collectors out of your life. we are going to end the practice of the government making money of lending money for kids to go to school. we are going to continue to work on the affordable care act and make sure we get the cost down and expand the opportunities under it and take on high prescription drug costs. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: now, again, everything i just said, republicans do not agree with. they also want to limit our rights, all of our rights.
i want you to know where i stand. i will defend a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i will defend planned parenthood against the partisan attacks the republicans have been throwing at them. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i will defend marriage equality and end discrimination against the lgbt community. i will defend voting rights, which are under attack by states across our union. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i will do everything i can to either reverse or pass a constitutional amendment to absolutely end citizens united and its corruption on our political
system. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: you know, a lot of people say they are against it. i take this personally. it was about me. it was one of the many, many, many attacks the right wing has waged against me by this group, citizens united. and they were, you know, once again, making stuff up about me, running pretend documentaries about me. they were told they could not do it. supreme court said, yes of course, speech equals money so the more money you have the more speech you have. somehow i don't think that was part of the logic behind the first amendment. i think this is truly one of the worst decisions ever and our history.
harde also going to work on a range of issues the republicans are also against. i do not believe we should privatize social security. we ought to extend the life of the social security trust fund. we should fix the problems with the veterans administration, not privatize it. working forep comprehensive immigration reform with a past the citizenship -- with a path to citizenship. and we should bring the country together to stand up to the gun lobby to get common sense gun safety reform. [applause] ms. clinton: so we have a big agenda and it's important when we imagine that future we want for you to thank, who can
deliver. before there was something called obamacare there was something called hillary care, right? i have been in the trenches, fighting for opportunity for justice, for fairness, for equality, my entire adult life. i am proud to continue their fight because it is at the core of who we are as americans. we need to stand up and make sure our voices and our votes count. the second test is, can you keep us safe. here you have to recognize you are voting for a president and commander in chief. national security -- [applause] ms. clinton: national security is not an afterthought. it is a core responsibility of the presidency and it is essential. that we do everything we can to lead the world, to further
our interests and advance our values and keep us safe at home. i was part of the biggest counterterrorism decision in the last decade. the decision to go after bin laden. [applause] ms. clinton: as a senator from new york i want to bring him to justice so i advise the president and he had to make the decision and president obama made the right decision. finally, the third test is can you bring us together? boy, do we need that now. listen to the i rhetoric coming out of donald trump's campaign [boos] it is deeply disturbing because
it is intended to set people against one another. it is intended to incite prejudice and paranoia. it is even intended to incite violence as we have seen. it is so contrary to who we are and who we must be if we are going to own the future and i intend for our country to own the future, to make the future, to be the future. applause]d i will go anywhere, anytime and meet with anyone to find common ground. i did as first lady come i did a senator, i did it as secretary of state. after we were successful in health care reform, i got back up and said ok, what can we do? you always have to look to determine what can we do? that is the progressive tradition. i work with democrats and republicans and we created the children's health insurance program and 8 million children
got health care for the first time in many instances. when i was in the senate, i worked with, i think, practically every republican. i worked to find a common ground . sometimes it was only a sliver of ground. obligation when we are in public life. we don't have the luxury as some do in dictatorships or religious theocracies to say my way or no way. that's not the way a democracy is supposed to work. we may progress, sometimes way to slowly to satisfy me. when i was secretary of state, i helped negotiate a nuclear arms treaty with russia, to reduce the number of nuclear weapons on both sides which remains the biggest threat, the biggest immediate threat that our world faces and we got the agreement signed.
get 2/3 vote in the senate so had to get 13 republicans so i just kept working and working. a dull, boring but necessary kind of work. you get up every day and you think, how can i push this forward an inch or two or maybe i can get six or seven inches if i'm lucky. i got those votes. we got that treaty. the world is safer because we lowered the number of nuclear weapons in russia and the united states. here is what i am asking you -- i am asking you to imagine this future with me because i want your support, of course, in this upcoming primary on april 26 but i will also wanted if i am
fortunate enough to be the nominee in november. i will tie you when i really wanted. just i will tell you when i really want it. i want it when i'm sworn in as president and we all begin to work together. to fix these problems, to make the future happen. aheerss and mellon, pittsburgh, pa, come support me on april 26 and i will fort -- fight for and support you for the next 4-8 years. thank you and god bless you. applause]nd ♪ ♪ right now, hillary clinton
has 1700 49 delegates according to the associated press. senator bernie sanders has 1061. the democratic candidates need 2383 to clinch the nomination. side, republican candidates need 1237 to be the party nominee and rightnow donald trump who will be campaigning in a moment, has 743 delegates and senator ted cruz 500 17, and john kasich, 143. president obama is stumping on his own today, this time for his nominee to the supreme court, america garland. he will be of the university of talkgo where he before getting a to law school and he will make the case that the nomination of merit garland and will speak to law students and professors and members of the seventh circuit in chicago. that's coming up at 3:30 p.m. and we will follow that with your comments and calls here on span.
it's less than two weeks to the new york primary. donald trump was in the state holding a rally in the town of bethpage on long island last night. it's about 45 minutes. ivanka: good evening, new york. it is very, very, very nice to be at home. i'm excited tonight to introduce my father. \[cheers and applause] there's a lot of things that make donald trump special to me as a parent and as a mentor. but the most important is the strength of his character. as a young girl growing up, my father always told me that i could do anything that i would set my mind to. he meant it. he's employed tens of thousands of people over the years and
he's inspired them to do extraordinary things. many of those people live and work right here in new york where my father himself was born. \[cheers and applause] where he raised me and my siblings and where he's lived his entire life. my father has the strength to make hard decisions and to motivate those around him to achieve the impossible. he leads by example and will outwork anyone in any room. my father has also succeeded at the highest level in a vast number of industries because the common denominator is him, his vision, his passion, his work ethic and his absolute refusal to take no for an answer. \[cheers and applause] we have seen this time and time again right here in new york more times than i can list tonight.
we saw it when he took over wollman rink in central park, a project that had failed by almost a decades that failed to get built. despite many attempts by the city. and then he completed in under three minutes and under budget. -- under three months and under budget. \[cheers and applause] we saw this time and time again as he built tower after tower in new york city. many breaking global records for their height and scale and forever altered and beautified the most beautiful cityscape in the world. and we saw this most recently when the city asked him to complete and operate the ferry point golf course, a project that had spanned over two decades and multiple administrations. within one year, the project was opening and garnering top reviews and accolades from the toughest critics in the world.
and most importantly, it's finally being enjoyed by the people of new york. his great success here in new york and around the globe has been the result of his bold vision and tenacious spirit. he is a brilliant negotiator and dealmaker and countless times i've stood by his side and watched him do deals that were seemingly impossible to get done. that determination will make him a strong and very importantly a highly effective president. \[cheers and applause] whether it's negotiating tough new trade deals that will bring jobs back to america or cutting taxes for the middle-class and for businesses, to restore our economic vitality, my father as he's done his whole life will
work tirelessly and he'll work tire lesley for the people of this country. self-funding his campaign means that he's not beholden to anyone other than you. this will enable him to have the independence to make the right decision for this country, the hard decisions for this country and he will put america first. [cheers and applause] i consider myself incredibly fortunate to have learned from the best both as a parent and as an entrepreneur. thank you. thank you. my father is a man who is deeply grounded in tradition and he raised my siblings and myself and all of my sub lings are here -- siblings are here tonight. right over there. \[cheers and applause] eric, don, laura, vanessa, baron and tiffany are at home but i'm
sure they're watching. he taught us that we have a responsibility to do good and to make a positive contribution. so i have a one-week old son named theodore who is at home tonight. and i will tell you, it was not easy to leave him for so much as a minute to be here. but it was incredibly important to me that i did because i believe that the importance of this election and setting our country on the right path for the current and future is more important now more than ever. i can tell you firsthand that there's no better first to have -- person to have in your corner when you're facing tough decisions or tough opponents. my father is battle tested. he's a doer. he has a track record for effectiveness and he has a long track record of winning. [cheers and applause]
as president, my father will make america great again. \[cheers and applause] now, we have a little video and then the man himself is going come out. thank you, everyone. thank you, new york. we love you. \[cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> enter donald trump. >> really want the world wrestling federation atmosphere in the oval office. of proposals of trump's plan do a series of create problems. >> he's feeding ammunition to
the other party. >> visceral and populace and angry at politicians. >> donald trump's son invites you to go on the record. >> he's incredibly quick, , practical he likes to get things done. he can gut through red tape. he's an amazing man. we've seen a lot of negotiators and there's no one better than he is. he would be an amazing' this country. he's passionate about it. he doesn't need to set this in his life to do. -- to set aside his life to do this. he's got an amazing company and he's doing it. and he's actually very -- >> i'm hispanic and we vote for mr. trump! yes! mr. trump, we love you! we love you! on the way to the white house! \[cheers and applause] mr. trump: thank you.
that's the first time they've ever done that. that's the first time. amazing. amazing. it's all morph into one big beautiful package. and the package is called you but maybe it's in the form of me, the beautiful package that we're going to do. and you're going to be so proud. and you're going to be so happy and you're going to win again. we're going to start winning so much. we're going to win. we're going to win our trade. we're going to win our healthcare. we're going to win with the military, hopefully you don't have to use it. we're going to win with our vets. we're going to win with our wounded warriors, the greatest people of all. they're incredible. we're going to win. we're going to win. we're going take back our jobs from china and japan and mexico. we're going to bring them back. we're going to bring them back! \[cheers and applause]
we're going to do it together. >> i remember him telling me when i was a little girl, ivanka, if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well be thinking big. he has the strength to make hard decisions and motivate those around him to achieve the impossible. it is my pleasure to introduce to you today, a man who i have loved and respected my entire life, my father, donald j. trump. ♪ ♪ ♪ y'all ready for this ♪ ♪
thank you, everybody. thank you very much. thank you. thank you very much. first of all, it's great to be home. this is home. [cheers and applause] it's great to be home. \[cheers and applause] we love new york. we love new york and we are all together going to make america great again, folks. \[cheers and applause] so i was driving over from manhattan and i passed queens -- i love queens. do we have a lot of queens -- i love -- i grew up in queens. i grew up in queens. and i used to play -- you know, i used to get here at like 2:00 in the morning to play a round of golf at bethpage. you all know what i mean, right? [cheers and applause]
but i love this city and i love this country. and we are going to start winning again with our country because we don't win. we never win. we never ever, ever win anymore. we don't win with our military. we don't win on trade. we don't win on healthcare. we don't win on anything. we are going to start winning again, folks. \[cheers and applause] so in coming up, i said to myself and i said to some of the people when we were in the car. i said i'm self-funding my campaign. i'm putting my own money in, right? and all of these people that are running for office they're like off the trough, they take money in from all the special interest where they can't make proper transactions for you. and that's going to stop. it's going to stop. you look -- you look -- you look
at what's happening -- i love you too. i love these people! these are my people! man! \[cheers and applause] \[crowd chanting "trump"] i've got so many family members here today. look at that! boy, oh, boy, my sons and my daughter. did ivanka do a good job? [cheers and applause] you know, she had a baby like five days ago. so she did a good job. so i should not say ivanka, you're fired, right? i promise. i promise. i promise. so i love this. you know, somebody else would say, that's a tough crowd. it is with a heart. we love this crowd. we love you people. we love you.
we love -- so here's what we're doing. on june 16 -- i came down the escalator with milania. and i took a big breath. i said let's go. it was all about orders. -- was all about trade and borders it was all about all sorts of things. but today it's sad but it's also about our military. we can't beat isis. we're going to knock the hell out of isis, believe me. \[cheers and applause] can you imagine what our great generals, general george patton, general douglas macarthur, can you imagine what they'd be saying if they saw what's going on with what we're doing and the way we fight?
we don't fight like people from long island. we don't fight like people from new york. so we're going to rebuild our military. it's totally depleted. you know it. we know it. they don't like talking about it. we are going to rebuild our military. it's going to be bigger and better and stronger than ever before and nobody is going to mess with us. nobody. [cheers and applause] and very, very important, we're going to take care of our vets. our vets are not taken care of. [cheers and applause] so our country owes now, $19 trillion. we owe trillions to china. we owe trillions to japan. the whole thing is absolutely ridiculous. it's going to change around. it is going to change quickly.
we are going to renegotiate our trade deals. in the case of china, $500 billion trade deficit every single year. it's going to end. mexico, i love the mexican people. i love hispanics. i love hispanics. they're unbelievable people. we have now $58 billion trade deficit with mexico and our businesses are sadly leaving our country, going to other countries. they're leaving our jobs in long island. you know it better than almost anybody. our companies are being uprooted, taken out. they're moving to mexico. they're moving to other countries. everybody is looking for jobs. and you know what, we're going to end the practice. we're going to keep our companies here. and we're bringing companies back to the united states. \[cheers and applause]
\[crowd chanting "build a wall"] we are going to have a strong border. we are going to build the wall. it will be a real wall. a real wall. [cheers and applause] are you ready? are you ready? are you ready? who is going to pay for the wall? audience: mexico! mr. trump: who? audience: mexico! mr. trump: these politicians say you can't get mexico to pay. when we're losing $3 billion in trade deficits.
folks, how easy is that? it's going to happen. it's going to happen, 100%. it's going happen. go ahead. \[crowd chanting "build a wall"] ah, it never changes. hey, new york is called new york. it never ever, ever will change. so what's happened and very strongly what's happened. we are going to have those strong borders. and just like you saw last week. the border patrol, 1,600 people,
endorsed donald trump for president. -- 16,000 people in the border control -- in the border patrol endorsed donald trump or president. [cheers and applause] and i didn't even ask. the first time they've ever done it. they've never endorsed anybody for president. but they want to have strong borders. and you know what, i thought to myself, has anybody heard the snake? has anyone heard of it? have you heard? should we do it? should we do it? all right. the main thing -- can you hear me all the way in the back? can you hear me? can anybody not hear me clearly? all right. i want to thank my brother, my cousins, my nephews, my beautiful daughter-in-laws, my son, wonderful ivanka as you
know. they all came to see this i , mean, they can't even believe it. [cheers and applause] you know -- you know, lyin' ted cruz came together. -- he came today. he couldn't draw 100 people. 100 people. i'm telling you. in fact, it was a big headline today in the "new york post." he couldn't draw 100 people. now, do you remember -- do you remember -- do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we're no good, like we're no good. audience: boo! and i started talking to him about the world trade center, the bravery, the incredible bravery of everybody, our police, our firemen, our everybody. \[cheers and applause]
\[crowd chanting u.s.a."] better believe it. better believe it. so i looked at him and started talking about our incredible police, our incredible firefighters -- \[cheers and applause] our incredible people, our unbelievable construction workers. who could have done that? who could have rebuilt that wall? there was never anything like it in this country. the worst attack in the history of the united states, the bravery that was shown was incredible. we all lived through it. we all know people that died. and i've got this guy standing over there looking at me talking about new york values with scorn on his face, with hatred -- with hatred of new york.
so folks, i think you can forget about him. you can forget about him. \[crowd chanting "lyin' ted"] he is lyin' ted. but you have to spell it right. it's l-y-i-n' ted. the bible held high. he puts it down and then he lies. you know, the wonderful thing, he lies like crazy but most of the time, i win the evangelical vote. the evangelicals, the christians like donald trump. i'm a straight shooter. i shoot straight. like new yorkers, we shoot straight. you have another one running.
he was in favor of nafta. do you remember that? kasich. kasich. he is now -- he is now, 0-32 except he won his state. he's like 1-33. and he's just -- he won't leave. and that's ok. you know what, he's a nice guy. let him keep going. it's ok. it's all right. it's ok. but both of them and this is so serious, both of them, we have a deal under negotiation being negotiated by president obama which you immediately know it's got to be a bad deal. audience: boo! a bad deal. don't forget obama negotiated the iran deal, one of the worst deals ever, ever, ever negotiated. so what we have -- thank you, darling. i love -- screaming "love," "i love you trump", "i love you trump."
i love you. thank you. i love you. i do. so both of them want t.p.p. which is transpacific partnership. it is a disastrous deal. it's going to suck the blood out of new york. it's going to suck the blood out of our country. both of them want it to happen. i'm going to fight it. i'm going to stop it. i'm not going to let it happen. we have enough bad deals. [cheers and applause] this deal would be catastrophic. so look, let me -- let me just tell you a couple of things. so we have to bring our jobs back to this country. we have to stop making horrible trade deals. we have the greatest business people in the world in the united states. i know many of them. i know the good ones, the bad ones, the overrated ones -- i know -- and the underrated ones that are phenomenal.
we are going bring this greatest business minds. we're going to take our new trade deals with china, with japan, with mexico, with all of these countries that are ripping us liknobody's ever, ever been ripped before, ever. so i talk about different deals. ford is building a huge plant, $2.5 billion. nobody does -- maybe we don't buy fords anymore. who knows? right? they're building in mexico a $2.5 billion plant. it started in mexico. nobody found out what's happening. nobody did anything. they just announced they're going to double down and build more in mexico. we want them to stay here. we want them in this country. now, you heard about nabisco. they're going to mexico.
they are leaving chicago. you hear about many, many companies, they're moving. recently carrier air conditioners, we won't buy carriers anymore, folks. they announced that they're leaving the united states. they fired 1,400 people a lot of people. they've been there for a long time. they're moving to mexico. so here's what we do. should i tell you what we do? [cheers and applause] are you ready? my wife and my daughter always say, darling and dad, please be more presidential. but i want to make this call myself. if i'm president, we call a carrier. can you imagine calling in air conditioner company? who cares? we said, enjoy your new plant. a little hot, but that is ok. just so you understand, you let go 1400 great people.
they are unemployed in the united states as you make your air-conditioners. here is what is going to happen. the politicians cannot figure it out. they are paid off with campaig contributions. they will never figure it out. even if they figure it out, they are not going to do anything about it, ok? so we say, i hope you enjoy your beautiful new plant in mexico. every single time you make an air-conditioning unit and send it across our now very powerful and strong border, you are going to pay a 35% tax on the unit. ok? 35%. [applause] mr. trump: here is what is going to happen. if it is not me, if it is somebody else -- how about hillary? how bad is hillary? how bad is hillary?
so if it is hillary or cruz -- by the way, i will beat hillary so badly in the general election -- [applause] mr. trump: you heard the other day, members of her team were caught saying the one person she does not want to run against is trump. believe me, it will be fun. we have not started on her yet. the only time i started on her was two months ago, and believe me, her and bill had a bad evening. i do not know it will be hillary. maybe something is going to happen. maybe she will not be allowed to run. i do not know what is going on. for the e-mail scandal, maybe something is going to happen.
so here is what is going to happen. if it is hillary, or if it is cruz, anybody, any politician, they will call their lobbyist that has "cruz" emblazoned on his forehead. they will see cruz, hillary, whoever it might be, and they say, you cannot do that. they gave you millions of dollars when you ran for senate. these are good people. here is the deal. i do not get money from anybody. i self-fund so i can do what is right for you. i will do what is right for you. so with carrier as an example, and i could use ford, they will call me back and put a little pressure on me.
pressure does not work on me. what they are going to do is i will say, you do not understand. it is a 35% tax. they will say, mr. president, we have decided not to leave the united states. it is so, so simple. here is what is happening. i have a lot of fans here. they have known me a long time. a poll came out today that is through the roof, my standing in new york. what makes me happy is when the people who know me best, and you know me well, when the people who know me the best give me poll numbers no one can believe. in two weeks, go vote. we are going to do great. we have momentum. we have a movement.
we will turn this country around so fast. you have to get out and vote. [chanting "u.s.a."] mr. trump: so i have been calling a lot of shots right. i wrote a book in 2000 and talk about osama bin laden two years before the world trade center. once in a while, a political pundit will say, that is amazing. we have to know what we are talking about. i have been talking about taking the oil for what? five years? you know who has the oil? isis has the oil. iran has the oil. our politicians are incompetent. they do not know what the hell they are doing. the press is so dirty.
the press is so bad. they are terrible. look at them. they are terrible. they are terrible people. by the way, we have 15,000 people. another 5000 outside. they are never going to show it. [applause] mr. trump: you will go home to your families tonight. you will say it is unbelievable. your wife or your husband will say, darling, were there many people there? she will not know because she watched it on television. i am always making these life speeches. i would like to do it like the other guys. nobody covers them. nobody shows up. you will go home tonight and your wife or husband will say,
were there many people? the cameras never want to scan my audiences because they are so big and so incredible. by the way, we have so many people. before i read this thing, i want to thank your police and your chief. [applause] he was here. mr. trump: i want to thank big joe from nassau. you know big joe. where is he? he is around here. i want to thank steve from suffolk, all of the incredible politicians. half the world is here tonight, but i want to thank all the political leaders. we have the greatest leaders in new york state. we have leaders that say, we are not going to put up with this stuff any longer.
i want to thank them for being here. [cheers and applause] so i have called a lot of shots. i have gotten credit, pretty much, for calling a lot of shots. i have a good instinct for it. we have illegal immigrants pouring into our country. we do not know what is happening. that will stop. we have the migration. we have people coming in by the thousands with no documentation, with no paperwork. we do not know where they come from, who they are. you watch what happens. it could be isis. i hope it is not. you see what happened in paris, what happened in california with two young people that got married. they shot 14 people, killed them. they became radicalized. we are not going to put up with it, folks. we are not going to put up with
it. [applause] mr. trump: so this was written by the great al green. it was a song. i thought it was great. when you listen to the words, remember what i am saying. when you listen to the words, you have to think about people pouring into the country. thank you. out of 17,000 people, i think we have one that will be headlines tomorrow. that is all right. that is all right. for get him. you cannot hear him anyway. that is all right. are we ready? or do you want to let him go a little further?
mr. trump: get him out. mr. trump: all right. get him out. they are gone. do you know what it is? i will tell you. be very gentle. very, very gentle. when i am like this, they say trump is getting weaker, and when i am tough, they say he is too tough. you cannot win. ok. let's go. are you ready? here is the story.
you think of this in the terms of people coming into the country, especially coming in from syria. we do not know where they are, who they are. they are all over the place. believe me, it will be a problem. this is called "the snake." on her way to work one morning, down the path along the lake, a tenderhearted woman saw a poor, half frozen snake. his pretty skin had been all frosted with the dew. i will take you in and take care of you. take me in, tender woman. take me in for heavens sake, sighed the broken snake. she wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk and laid him by the fireside with honey and milk.
she hurried home from work that night. as soon as she arrived, she found that pretty snake she had taken in had finally been revived. take me in, tender woman. take me in, for heavens sake, sighed the broken snake. she clutched him to hurt bosom. you are so beautiful, she cried. if i had not brought you in, you might have died. she stroked his pretty skin and kissed him and held him tight. instead of saying thank you, that snake gave her a vicious bite. take me in, tender woman, take me in for heavens sake. take me in, tender woman, sighed the broken snake.
i saved you, cried that woman, and you've bit me -- why? you knew your bite is poisonous, and now i'm going to die. shut up, silly woman, said the reptile with a grin. you knew damn well i was a snake before you took me in. [applause] mr. trump: believe me folks, believe me. believe me. we all understand. our country has to start getting tough. we have to be vigilant. we have to be vigilant. we have to be smart. we have to know that there is all sorts of traps out there. we do not want more world trade centers, planes flying into the pentagon. we do not want them where that other plane was going, the white
house. we had some brave people. some brave people took down that plane. brave, brave people. brave. you had better believe it. in their honor. [chanting "u.s.a."] mr. trump: so we are going to be smart. we are going to be tough. we are going to be vigilant. we are not going to be politically correct all the time, politically correct. [applause] >> we love you, donald. mr. trump: i love you too. i do not say that often to guys, but i love that guy over there. so we are going to do a lot of things if i win. we are going to take our budget. we are going to make it good. we are going to make sure the
nations we are friends with, japan, germany, south korea, saudi arabia, so many nations, we pay for their military. we take care of their military. it is all fine. but we are $19 trillion in debt. we are going to $21 trillion in debt soon because of a horrible budget made three months ago called the omnibus budget which lets everyone coming to our country, which is a disaster, which helps obamacare which, by the way, we are going to repeal and replace with something great. [applause] mr. trump: so we are going to bring back our country. we are going to make our country strong again. we are going to make our country respected again. we are going to use our finest people, our brightest minds. we are going to make great deals.
we are going to have apple computers. companies like that, many companies, they are going to start making their products not in china, but in the usa, folks. [cheers and applause] that is where they are going to make their products, 100%. 100%. [chanting "u.s.a."] mr. trump: so here is the story. here is the story in a nutshell. you are going to look at this night in two years, four years, 12 years, 20 years, and say this was a great evening. this was an evening wear, for the first time, we heard somebody say that we are not going to be a scapegoat and stupid people anymore. we are not going to allow the world to continue to rip us off.
we are going to get along great with the world, but we are not going to let it happen. i say it now, america first. [applause] mr. trump: it will happen, too, folks. and it will happen fast. here is the story. you are going to remember this evening. and hopefully every single person in this room and people you know that are not in this room, next tuesday, meaning in 12 days, you are going to go out and vote. and you are going to say it was the most important vote you have ever cast. you are going to be proud of your country again. you are going to be proud of your president again. we are going to start winning.
we are going to win with our military. we are going to kick the hell out of isis. we are going to win with our veterans. we are going to win with health care. we are going to get rid of common core. we are bringing our education locally. we are going to have local education. we are going to protect and cherish our second amendment, which is under siege. [applause] mr. trump: and we are going to have strong borders. we are going to have our country back, and we are going to have the wall. let me just tell you. we are going to start winning again, folks. [chanting "build a wall"] mr. trump: it is going to happen. gonna happen.
so remember this evening. you go out and vote. i can only tell you you will be so proud, so happy. we are going to win, win, win. we are going to make america great again. i love you. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you very much. ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] good boy boy >> donald trump is leading the
delegate count. has 743 and he is followed by ted cruz with 517 and john kasich with 143. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has 1749 delegates and bernie sanders 1061. those are from the associated press. during campaign 2016, c-span takes you on the road to the white house as we follow the candidates on c-span, c-span radio and www.c-span.org. >> president obama this afternoon will be in chicago talking about the nomination of chicago native merrick garland to the supreme court and
republican senators are blocking the nominee. the president will be speaking at the university of chicago law school where he was a constitutional law professor before being elected to the senate. you can see his remarks here at c-span at 3:30 p.m. eastern and your reaction on the phones on facebook and twitter one hour later. ♪ goes --month, we show we showcase our student cam competition for middle and high school students. year's theme is wrote to the white house and students were asked, what issues do you want presidential candidates to discuss? one of our second prize middle school winners are from silver spring, maryland. matthew and preston are eight graders from eastern middle school want presidential candidates to discuss criminal justice reform in their video.
♪ imagine when a different american adults of different economic, ethnic, political, religious and racial backgrounds. one of those people is currently in jail. one of the most stunning facts about the u.s. incarceration system is that while u.s. citizens account for just 5% of the world population, u.s. incarcerated citizens represent 25% of the world's incarcerated population. 48% of the incarcerated individuals are serving time for drug-related crimes. mandatory minimums, mandatory sentence with judicial discussion is limited by law and it's a highly controversial part of the u.s. criminal system. the time served with little or no ability for a judge to give an individual ruling. reform the criminal justice system and the problem of mass incarceration mandatory minimums is a topic for public debate all
the little has been done by the presidential candidates to address this issue. holder is an expert on the criminal justice system and believes criminal justice reform is the only way to solve this issue. how effective is the criminal justice system currently? >> i would give our criminal justice system mixed reviews. i think it is better than it was , not as good as it should be. we incarcerate way too many people. we have a high recidivism rate, people come back into the system. i think we are doing better than we did in the past but i think we need to change the approach. >> eric holder and other officials point to many issues within the system in order to make their case. >> the task force has recognized our primary reduction strategies have included come over the last 20 years, the great lakes standard use of the criminal section -- sanction.
our nation has the greatest number of prisoners of any country in the world. there is one of every 100 adults in america in prison or jail. it's 5-10 times higher than rates in western europe and other democracies. >> president obama suggested that out of the $80 billion spent each year to incarcerate prisoners, it should be used to prevent people from coming into the criminal justice system in the first place. how do you believe this money would be better spent? >> people have to understand that this mass incarceration we have comes at a huge cost. $80 billion is a lot of money. it's money that could be used in different ways. if we use some of that money on prevention activities by coming up with mentorship programs for younger people, having afterschool. forandatory minimums nonviolent offenders commonly pointed at for the easiest and fastest way to cut back on the amount of people incarcerated as
it would reduce the amount of time each prisoner is sentenced to. of mandatoryic minimums, do you think mandatory minimums sentencing can be effective or should they be eliminated? we make too much use of mandatory minimum sentences. they serve a purpose especially when i comes to people committing violent crimes. too often, they have been used to show that a politician was being tough on crime. if the mandatory sentence is he will be infe, the federal system. state systems are different. if he did eight teen .5 years of -- he can cooperate.
usually, it's not about arresting people. it was a matter of going after the command control structures and you need to arrest people and we need them to tell us who their boss is. supporters of the current incarceration system often point to statistic showing that the crime rate is the lowest it's been in 50 years. civilians are safer now than they have been for 20 or 30 years but at the same time, the prison population is depleting. one group opposed to reform is the national association of assistant u.s. attorneys or the naausa. it believes the war on drug trafficking has been extremely effective. major principle behind organization is that just because a drug trafficker is not armed at the time of arrest does not not mean they are nonviolent. here is the president of the bill that would
release a large quantity of people. >> we are not talking about releasing low-level offenders. the federal prisons are full of significant drug traffickers. if you look at the statistics, lessyou will see is that than 5% of the individuals incarcerated in federal prison were found by district judge to have the sentencing judge, to have a mitigating role, that is to say they had a >> the claims of those with view is, for the most part, many drug traffickers are wrongly portrayed as a victim of the crime they have committed because they are incarcerated for too long. the system that is currently in place has done what it was intended to do, reduce the amount of drug gangs and drug traffickers in the u.s. he believes are camilla justice system has succeeded -- our criminal justice system has succeeded.