tv Indiana Primary Night Coverage CSPAN May 3, 2016 8:45pm-12:01am EDT
ago with senator ted cruz and his running mate of one week, carly fiorina. donald trump is expected to speak in the next 20 minutes. we have been told from the term staff he will follow remarks by senator ted cruz as we watch his family and his mother leave the stage. the results continue to be on the bottom of the screen. for those of you listening, let's go to some of the actual members. it's a close race on the democratic side. donald trump winning a resounding victory parade 51.6 percent of the vote. john kasich, who did not compete in ohio, coming in third. it is all about delegates.
has 1041.donald trump senator cruz suspending his campaign. 100 53.ich has let's look at the results on the democratic side. the last 15-20 minutes he has expanded his lead over hillary clinton with 54% of the vote reporting. let's look at the raw numbers. 197 votes for bernie sanders compared to 176,000 votes for hillary clinton. more results on the bottom of the screen and our website at c-span.org. our phone lines are open. we want to hear from you. your reaction to the results including senator ted cruz, suspending his campaign.
we will take you live to trump tower in new york city where we expect to hear from him shortly. and we have been checking in with him for time to time. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure. >> in the end the polls seem to be right on the republican side and the democratic side as well. >> we knew it was going to be close. towardsanders is moving a commanding lead. we will see what happens. andecame clear in polls anecdotal evidence the last several days donald trump was pulling away from ted cruz. host: let me ask you why. senator cruz did everything he could have done. endorsement by the governor, from talk radio, the announcement of carly fiorina. he only received 35% of the
vote. guest: a couple of things. indiana,me they got to donald trump had come out of a series of sweeping wins out ease. i think that change the mood in the last polls. ted cruz made a lot of headway. he made some serious mistakes. most notably the alliance with john kasich. it did not go over well. it cut into his message of being the honest outsider. it fed into donald trump's argument that political insiders are trying to rig the system. it landed like a side. -- like a thud. he never recovered from that. he tried some hail marys. carly fiorina isn't exactly the most popular.
i don't think she carried a lot of weight in indiana or elsewhere. it kind of smelt of desperation. when i talk to voters they think it was a strange thing that someone who was in second place was picking a running mate. tot: the path now to get 1400 delegates, we will show you some more tweets. thing. a minor did that play into how he was as a retail campaigner? guest: i don't think it hurt him as far as making a mistake and calling it a ring. i don't think there were too many votes switched because of that. most people understood we all make mistakes. but i will say if you go deeper than that, it did highlight the sense of pandering we saw from
the ted cruz campaign going to the hoosiers jim, -- gym. realizing this is 2016. we look like farmland but it is a life science sector and heavy manufacturing. most residents live in bigger cities, midsized cities. not on farms. --wasn't so much the gas, gaffe, more he was pandering this idea of indiana that doesn't exist anymore. host: they say this is a slamdunk for trump. we are keeping an ion trump headquarters. their poll shows that trump would win indiana over hillary clinton. what are the demographics -- democrats six look like?
-- what did the demographics looks like? guest: i've never seen an election that seems more difficult to predict. i have no idea. going in it does seem this is going to be republican country in november. if anything surprise me it was that hillary clinton didn't fight for the state. butmade a few appearances they pulled out of the state. we didn't see them much. they did not spend much time in advertising. she was not here today or yesterday. as a friend of mine tested -- texted me, it is like the basketball team that is resting for the playoffs. they were too worried about whether they won indiana or not. the delicate division was going to be the same. was in athenston ohio, in kentucky as part of a tour through appalachia.
john kasich, the only other candidate in this race. he says senator cruz should be proud of his strong and disciplined campaign. best wishes going forward. where does john kasich go looking at this as he moves to the primaries? me that ifseems to ted cruz had no path to victory, john kasich has no path to victory. it's curious as to why he is staying in. if anyone damage the reputation more than john kasich i don't of who that would be. a week ago the stories were about the delegates that lined up for john kasich. he was polling pretty well. he was in defeating donald trump in the polls but he was up 10 points. i think there was a good sense that he could compete here and
do well in the state which is similar to his, it leans right but it is more mitch daniels republican state than a ted cruz republican state. when he pulled out when the campaign turned into indiana he frustrated moderates all over the state and disappointed a lot of them who were looking for the chance to cast their ballot for him when they saw the other candidates as being unacceptable. host: any other surprises? not had a senate primary race as well. guest: it's not a surprise today because the polls were showing that was where it was going. a lot of people thought it was going to be more competitive. of thetwo factions republican party against each other but the race never formed into anything other than insults
between the candidates. they ran a more disciplined, focused campaign, didn't have the controversies. it went very easily. host: what does a match of look like this fall? >> it's going to be young versus baron hill. they have run against each other before which todd young one easily. republicans feel good about that going forward. the seat being vacated by dan coats. he served as u.s. ambassador to germany. guest: he jumped into the race around the time the former announced he wasn't going to run for reelection. he won it very easily in the
fall. i don't think too many people think that is going to switch come november. twot's conclude with questions. what is the story tonight and tomorrow? guest: the story of tonight for republicans is donald trump gained indiana which everyone is saying this was make or break. it was a disciplined, focused study campaign in indiana as his opponents flailed. today, ifcolumn anyone should be nervous, it should be democrats. he knows how to run a campaign. he did a pretty solid job. , bernie sanders was able to do what barack obama could not do eight years ago,
defeat hillary clinton in a primary in indiana. host: and the exchange over the national enquirer headline, some scathing words by ted cruz earlier in the day. does that have long-term repercussions? >> it means it's going to take a little while for emotions to calm and for the party to come together if it is able to. but to think that was the last day of the campaign and it got that nasty tells you something. there wasn't a lot of political benefit for doing that given it was the last day of the campaign. it would not have worked on -- at 12:00 on election day. think he kind of looked like he was a candidate who was losing it because things were going his way. strange it happened on the last day of the campaign.
ae republican party has quite bit of work to do to unify itself. senator cruz was upset. guest: i've never run for office. i can't imagine what it is like to dedicate to a campaign every day, and feel like you are on the verge of becoming a nominee for anything. i'm sure it is a very emotional time. a week ago he came in thinking he had a good chance of winning indiana and doing what so many wanted him to, to go to a contested convention. he was able to do some big things. he got the endorsement of the governor which was a big deal. he went toe for toe on making headlines with donald trump which is a fee in itself. to lose by the margin he has lost by, i am sure they knew
that this thing was over. that frustration seemed to spill. host: we're for your insight over the last couple of weeks. your work is available online. we will check in with you with that senate race in the fall. thank you very much for your time. share a tweet saying thank you indiana. we were just projected to be the winner. we have one in every category. you are special people. i will never forget. a sneak preview of tomorrow's likely front page of the new york post. this is what it looks like. who is your daddy? all but clinching the nomination. he is scheduled to speak now in two minutes if all goes as planned. run behinds tend to schedule. he would wait until ted cruz had
finished his remarks. we will use the opportunity as we keep an eye on trump headquarters. we will have to cut you off if he comes to the podium. we action to the results? good evening. caller: thank you for having me on. a terrible state the republican party is in. this is an easy walk for hillary clinton. imagine if the gop put up a good candidate like nikki haley or rob portman. then you would have a real race. slamdunk.oing to be a this is going to be a blowout for the democrats. republicans gave it away and have no one to blame for itself. host: there has been speculation donald trump would select chris christie as his running mate. with a have any impact? caller: considering he has as
popular as a head cold here i doubt it. are going to move on. thank you for the phone call. let's go to california. the last primary series scheduled for june 7. go ahead. >> we speak once again. i can't tell you how honored i am to speak to you. i can't agree with your previous cholera now. mr. trump does have two beautiful daughters but that is not a reason why you should support him. i'm switching my party affiliation from republican to independent to one day start my own political party and seeing how far that goes. i don't like mr. trump or mr. kasich. building bridges and not building walls. host: thank you for the call. donald trumpting
is winning at least 42 of the 57 delegates tonight, with 15 remaining in five districts. i want to share it with you john kasich's e-mail. keep an eye on donald trump as he prepares to make his remarks. the result and not going to alter his campaign plans. the strategy has been and continues to be winning the nomination. the comments from donald trump on the verge of winning high in differences between governor kasich and his positive, inclusive approach. prior to tonight's primary, the campaign had already sent security a large plurality of delegates. by all accounts governor kasich saying he is going to stay in this race through june. caller: hello.
host: good evening. caller: good evening to you. host: you're on the air, please go ahead. caller: i'm so proud of indiana hoosiers who have voted for bernie sanders. i'm so proud to be a democrat and i love what he stands for. i am happy that it looks like he is going to win the primary in indiana. host: thank you for the call. now senator bernie sanders continues to maintain a lead. if either percent for senator sanders -- 53% for senator sanders. luke is joining us in philadelphia. good evening. guest: thank you for taking my call. now that donald trump has made quick work of the republican candidates it's time for him to turn his sides to hillary
clinton. americans that she murdered at the consulate in benghazi, libya. the blood is on her hands and she has the nerve to ask for the presidency. host: thank you for the call. let's move on to kevin. caller: thank you for having my call. i would like to say first off, congratulations to mr. trump for running a great campaign. indiana has joined most of the nation in demonstrating we want a true outsider in terms of preparing for the next presidential bid. i think in rejecting the candidacy of ted cruz, we finally have taken the near over what was the reincarnation of senator mccarthy. senator cruz
.etreats back to the senate maybe he will learn what it takes to govern this nation. as far as the race as it goes it is done at the risk of the establishment of the republican party and for that matter, the democratic party. 4 a tweet from reince previous reads as follows. theld trump will be presumptive nominee. we need to unite and focus on defeating hillary clinton, never clinton.
after weeks of discussion of a brokered convention, john kasich saying he is in this race. >> good evening. i just want to say we and our family over here appreciate what bernie sanders has said tonight and his campaign. hereitely hold strong out for oklahoma and all the people here what he is saying. overcome whatn trump is saying against our nation as well. host: thank you. now this tweak, donald trump will be asked whether he wants reince priebus to remain rnc
chairman. his likely answer is yes. had two careers here as a coal miner and a schoolteacher. we do not have the infrastructure for all this other green energy at the time. if we did throw the switch. part of him wanting to get rid of common core, we have dumbed down school so much it is no wonder we are 29th. we are almost third world in education. i am looking out, i'm 64 years old. i'm looking out for the next
generation. because ofnt hillary what she did yesterday, she reneged on what she said about shutting coal mines down. she would not back up what she said. she tries to change everything she says to make it look good for her campaign. host: thank you. one of a number of upcoming primaries taking place, the next democratic caucus is in guam and primary west virginia on may 10. then the kentucky democratic primary in the oregon primary slated for may 17. then finally, the republican primary in washington state. it is slated for june 7. states including new jersey and california going to the polls.
richard is joining us. >> thank you for taking my call. i don't know if you get too many calls from here but it's a fantastic place. the city by the bay. host: your comment tonight? caller: i would like to say complement mr. sanders on his win, i think he did a good job. i am for mrs. clinton. she has at this time, she is still the leader and she has a good chance to be the nominee. i am glad about that. i would like to thank mr. sanders, for taking my call, you have a great night. host: dave has this interesting historical tidbit, discussions about carly fiorina. presidentialvice
by severaln passed days. he was on the ticket with george mcgovern in 1972 before he was dropped off the ticket and replaced by sargent shriver. massachusetts in the district of columbia, a landslide for richard nixon in 1972. round rock, texas. good evening alex. caller: thank you for connecting me. i would like to preface by saying i'm a member of the socialist party. i don't currently support the mainstream race. this race is very telling about how the american public perceives outliers, such as the democrats and the republicans. despite polling, bernie sanders is still persisting even though he is losing.
and outsiders like donald trump are also on the rise and still winning votes over and over. while i don't support any of the candidates in the race it says a great deal about how the american people are approaching politics and how the establishment politicians are not welcome. i think in the future it will be very evident and third-party elections, such as the socialist party, the green party and libertarian party coming to the forefront and how that will affect the outcome of the elections. host: i want to reread this previous. reince saying it's time for republicans to rally around, unite and focus on defeating hillary clinton, calling donald trump the presumptive nominee. that tweet from the chairman of the republican national committee.
good evening. independent line. caller: thank you for accepting my call. i have been watching the candidates come through indianapolis this whole time. i am glad it is over. ted cruz, i'm glad he is out of the race. he comes off as a preacher. andica picks up on that that he is not sincere. he preaches that people. in the other voice he wants to criticize and put donald trump down. i don't agree with donald trump either. they all come off as entertaining. i can't see any of them being presidential. even george bush at his worst was nothing like these contenders. they are awful. we are going to be stuck with somebody. hopefully they will do the best for the entire country, not just
their followers. something, understand you have a candidate you are interested in. it should be for the betterment of everyone. not just certain people. he gave a really good, inclusive speech. he had a diverse group of people behind him. that is something the rest of the candidates have not done. hillary has tried. trump not seen donald do that. ted cruz hasn't done that. you are not going to be able to put these immigrants out of the country. you are not going to be able to
build a wall. you have to deal with everyone. .ost: thank you we have to move on. this other new development. declaringks are senator bernie sanders has won the indiana primary. let's look at the results and give you a sense of how he is expanding his lead over the last hour with 53% of the vote compared to 46% for hillary clinton. he was within the margin of error. bernie sanders obviously mobilizing his supporters with rallies yesterday. louisville,as in kentucky. he will be in lexington tomorrow. the campaign continues for senator sanders. let's go on to jesse. people here a comment from
illinois. thank you for taking my call. to congratulate bernie sanders and the people of america who don't like trump, let's rally behind bernie. hillary is a fraud, she is two-faced. she will tell the american people only what they want to hear. host: let's take you now to trump towers. donald trump as he enters the podium. ♪ ♪
[applause] thank you very much everyone. i want to start as always thinking my family, my wife, my kids. they are not kids anymore but they are always my kids. i want to thank my great parents who are looking down right now on us. i want to thank my entire family including marion elizabeth robert. it has been some unbelievable day, evening and year. likee never been anything this. it is a beautiful thing to behold. we are going to make america great again. [applause]
it is so important, the people of indiana have been incredible. about sixnot long ago weeks ago. i was told i had a 20 point deficit. i went and worked very hard and campaigns. i made lots of speeches and the incredible people. you don't get better. the crowds. bigger and better. it was like i didn't want to leave. maybe i will just never leave. we had a tremendous victory tonight. bobby knight was incredible. [applause] mr. trump: i always say people like that, there are not many. it is called tough, smart and
they know how to win. needss what our country peewee have to learn how to win. we have been losing all the time. we lose with our military. we can't beat isis. we lose with trade. we lose with borders. we are not going to lose. we're going to start winning again. [applause] when i got back tonight and started watching all of the different networks i could see immediately we were doing well. ,t looks like a massive victory like we win all 57 delegates. [applause] and, i must say, in staying in various places in indiana we had , i turn on the television and .ll isil were negative ads
i called my people and said how can we win, it is just constantly? there have been 60,000 negative ads. 60,000. two weeks ago it was 55,000. .ow it is 60,000 negative ads most of which are absolutely false and disgusting. i said how can anybody endure this? i had one evening where we had five ads on in between segments of the show i was watching. i said that is incredible. the people are so smart, they don't buy it. they get it. tremendous. [applause] tremendous amounts of money were spent.
millions and millions of dollars. it was probably $8 million spent against me. we spent $900,000. that is the way it is supposed to be. something that makes me feel really very good. nebraskae going to where we are doing wonderfully. i look forward to that very much. we are going to get the miners back to work. we are not going to be hillary clinton. i watched her when she was talking about the miners as if they were just numbers. she was talking about she wants the mines closed. the miners in west virginia and over,lvania, ohio, all they are going to start to work
again. you're going to be proud to be miners. [applause] we will be going there. i must say, this tremendous run 62%, that's with three people. a massive landslide. 63% to litter over 62. when you have that kind of number with three people it is actually unheard of. ,ll throughout it was 17 people 15, 12. it's tremendous. we were getting high numbers. some of the numbers in the early stages were a state with 32% but 14 people. that may be actually more and better than getting 62% in new york. but we never got credit for that
. we don't need the credit. hillary, she will not -- [applause] she will not be a great president. she will not be a good president. she doesn't understand trade. her husband signed perhaps in the history of the world the worst trade deal ever done. it is called nafta. i was witness to the carnage over the last six weeks especially. i've known syracuse and poughkeepsie, all of the different places i visited in new york and pennsylvania. and maryland. the people are incredible. all of the different states. i've witnessed what it has done firsthand. we are going to change it
around. we are not going to let these companies think they can go to another country, sell their products back to us and we only get unemployment. not going to happen. [applause] are going to bring back our jobs and we are going to keep our jobs. we are not going to let companies leave. they want to go to a different state, good luck. when they go to different countries, countries that devalue their currency and make it impossible for our companies to compete, that is not going to happen. anyway,want to do it there will be consequences. [applause] i have to tell you i have
competed all my life. all my life i have been in competitions. different competitions. whether it is sports, or business, or now, politics. moste met some of the incredible competitors i've ever competed against. ted cruz, i don't know if he likes me or does it. he is one hell of a competitor. he is a tough, smart guy. [applause] amazingas got an future. he has got an amazing future. i want to congratulate ted. i know how tough it is. it is tough.
i've had moments where it was not looking so good. it is not a great feeling. andderstand how ted cruz, heidi, and their beautiful family area -- family. one tough competitor. for the others. chris christie, who endorsed me, incredible god. dr. ben carson who was right up there, one of the first. he called me and said it's a movement, it's an incredible movement. dr. ben carson endorsed me. that is an incredible man. we want to keep them involved. because we going to win in november. [applause]
we are going to win big. it's going to be america first. they don't respect us pray they don't take take care of us. -- they don't respect us. they don't take care of us. that's not going to happen. we're going to keep things going very closely. with the budget recently done it with $21 trillion. we are not in the position we were in 30 years ago, 40 years ago with a lot of these things began taking place. we are going to have unbelievably good relationships with other countries. likewise, they have to treat us fairly and understand what we have been doing over the years has been so wrong and so unfair to the united states and to its people, and to its taxpayers. that will change. they are going to end up liking us better than they do right
now. they are going to respect us. in this building, right upstairs. [applause] i have the largest bank in the world from china. the relationship was fantastic. we have great relationships with many foreign countries. but they have to respect us and understand where we are coming from. it is a two-way street. the two-way street means we are going down one side and they are coming up the other. we are going to meet and we are going to have something that is going to be fabulous. if that can't happen, if for some reason they want the system to continue the way it is going now, which is unfair and not good, where we are's billion -- spending trillions of dollars in the middle east, and we have to rebuild our infrastructure, our
roads, our bridges can our airports and hospitals, we have become close to a third world country. you see places like it has never seen. are going to build that our military bigger, better, stronger than ever before. it's the cheapest thing we can do. we have to take out isis fast. we can't allow that cancer to continue. we cannot allow it. group has beene so incredible to me. the veterans. they have been treated so badly. we going to get that. one of the things that just happened, which is very exciting , the pope came out yesterday and i am now leading hillary
clinton. a lot of great things. [applause] [chanting "trump"] that is going to continue. they are not going to be able to do it. they are not going to be able to make great trade deals. they are not going to be able to do what we are going to do with the military and the border, including the wall. we will have unbelievably great relationships with the hispanics, who have been so
incredible to me. they want jobs. everybody wants jobs. african-americans want jobs. they want jobs. were going to bring back our jobs and save our jobs print people are going to have great jobs again.
this country, which is very divided in so many different ways is going to become one beautiful, loving country. we are going to love each other, chair is each other, take care of each other, and we are going to have great economic developments. we are not going to let other countries take it away from us. that is what has been happening for far too many years. we are not going to do it anymore. [applause] thank and congratulate the republican national reince priebus. it is not an easy job. i guess he is down to one. is there a second? [applause] we're going to have to ask you folks to explain the status of that. he's done an amazing job.
we're going to see something
really fantastic. i want to thank my staff, paul, corey, hope. these people. what we have been doing is incredible. [applause] the work has been unreal. and jared, married to my daughter. honestly, jared is a very successful real estate person come up but i actually think he likes politics more than he likes real estate. politics.very good at again, this has been an amazing evening, i did not expect this, i did not expect it here at. is a great thing to do, because we want to bring unity to the republican party, we have to bring unity. this so much easier if we have it.
[applause] many, many people are calling that he would not even believe it the media, the press, they would not believe. people that have set the worst things about me, i've never had things said about me like this. in my businesses i have always been a very respected. but politics it is easy. things, and they are calling now, calling us all and saying we would love to get on the trump train, the team. [applause] and i actually spoke to one today who was vicious. this guy was unbelievable. i said, i love having you and i think it is terrific, but after what you said about me, how can you possibly join our team? he said, mr. trump, don't worry about it, there will be no problem.
in other words, he is a politician. i would have had a hard time. we have a lot of people coming, lots of congressman. i have to thank senator jeff sessions, one of the most respected men or people in congress. [applause] and so many others, sera palin has been from day one, incredible. junior, liberty university, he is something, he is really a special person and what they have done an incredible job. we all go through liberty, and somehow he like what i was saying and how i said it, and he is a special guy. so many pastors and ministers. tonight i see i one with the evangelicals, the evangelical vote was for trump. [applause] mr. trump: and there is no
greater honor, just no greater honor. we will work together for many years, we will make it so good. we will be saying merry christmas again. [applause] women.mp: i won with i love winning with women. [applause] women, i: i won with won with men, i won with hispanics, i won with african-americans, we won with virtually every category. it has just been an amazing evening. again, i want to congratulate ted cruz. smart competitor. i want to thank my wife and my family, it is an incredible family here in -- incredible family. staff, i thank my thousands and thousands of people who work for the trump
organization. [applause] and perhaps in all fairness, more importantly, my staff when we are running for the
presidency. and remember this, our theme is very simple. make america great again. we will make america great again. we will start winning again. you will be so proud of this country, very, very soon. thank you all very much, thank you. [applause] "start me up" by rolling stones.
>> donald trump know the presumptive gop nominee, leaving trump towers and new york city and declaring he will go after hillary clinton. only one other candidate is still in this race, ohio governor john kasich. praise or his one-time competitor ted cruz who had some harsh words for donald trump earlier today. but today donald trump calling him a tough competitor. we want to share with you a tweak. it says donald trump is the presumptive gop nominee. chip in now if you agree, we cannot let him become president. we are keeping track of the results. let's go through the numbers. democratic side, senator
sanders with more than 70% of the vote in, has been declared the winner in tonight indiana democratic primary. just over 266,000 votes compared to 233,000 votes for hillary clinton. 46.7%. about declared on the republican side with donald trump. the's look at the dog -- delegate totals. has -- secretary clinton has 2201 delegates. these are both the pledge and the superdelegates. with senator sanders, his win delegatese is at 1399
pledged and 39 superdelegates. now onto the results in indiana where donald trump was declared the winner, getting nearly 53% of the vote compared to nearly 37% for senator ted cruz and john kasich getting 7.5% of the vote. we begin with darlene in tennessee. all i want to say is donald trump all the way. why do you say that? caller: he is for america. he is everything we need. hillary, my dogs have more class than she got. now from new jersey. your primary is about a week away. caller: good evening.
i just wanted to say that i am very happy that donald trump has been the winner. i just hope that the republicans is overknow that this and we can make amends and try to unite and focus on the task at hand of beating hillary. just as going to run to the left of hillary on trade and foreign policy, making this general election that much more interesting. donald trump calls ted cruz one hell of a competitor with an amazing future. from texas, good evening. caller: i just want to say i am bernie to appear sanders. i'm democrat and voting for him all the way. i like a little bit of donald trump as well because he has some good things.
know, i just hope that whoever is the president, i hope they will do what they say because so many people say this and that and at the end, they do not do what they say. so i'm just hoping for that. host: tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern will open our phones again to get your reactions. for senatortory bernie sanders over hillary clinton, who only had a couple campaign appearances to date she was in athens, ohio. the other story is that senator ted cruz has suspended his campaign. penny is joining us from missouri on the democrats line. caller: good evening. it seems to me that when all the people get to vote, bernie wins.
i'm excited he won tonight. we just want to say we love you indiana, we love c-span, we leave -- we love steve stubby, and we love bernie sanders. thank you very much for taking my call. steve: thank you. senator sanders spoke in louisville, kentucky earlier tonight. his whole speech is available at our website at www.c-span.org. he spoke at about 7:30 and during the part of the speech where he was declared the winner, he said no but not quite yet. but it is official now. what does all this mean? o'keefecheck in with an from "the washington post." thank you for being with us. who would have thought that the
republican nominee that would be more emplaced than the democratic nominee based on what happened tonight in indiana? it is going to be a bit embarrassing for the clinton campaign and there will be some panic among some members of the democratic party to see if there is a way for sanders to wrap this up quickly. that is not expected, he says he plans to stay through and he has the money to do it. i heard your last caller get excited about sanders doing well, look, the raw math still works against them. he may say he wants to push for a consensus convention, but there are not many delegates left for him to have. at this point you need to thousand 283 delegates to win 2283 delegates to win the nomination. sanders needs a hefty supply of the superdelegates, party leaders and elected officials
who are automatically voted at the convention. he only has 39 of them. 160 have not announced that they will do yet, that is not enough to make up the difference and still win 55% plus of the remaining delegates. people will be happy with us tonight, they should be. it continues to show vulnerability for secretary clinton and midwestern states, and his sudden popularity -- sudden meaning it was suddenly developed over the past year -- his pub -- his popularity was sustained tonight with younger voters. enough left a not there for him to overtake her delegate lead. steve: taking all that into account, as you look at the momentum,ath and the why has hillary clinton has such struggles? she won the week,
new york primary, but looking ahead the map seems to favor senator sanders and she seems to be losing that momentum. ed: but she has won the larger states, most of the swing states that are likely to be in plate this year with the exception of iowa, new hampshire, and possibly michigan. it was expected that in these smaller, more rural states, frankly, its, quite was anticipated clinton would not do as well. the same thing happened eight in thego when obama was lead and ultimately he held onto his lead even though she did well the final contest. california i think is the last one to look at. well,does continue to do do well with what is left. the four, five, six states that
remain and then california. if he still has enough money to compete in california, that would be one to watch and would certainly be a setback for her even know, again, despite the number of delegates, she has the lead. he cannot overtake her. steve: let me remind our radio audience we are talking to ed o 'keefe. senator ted cruz suspends his campaign after losing indiana in a rout. then there was this from the john kasich campaign and its chief strategist, issuing a statement that says and part as follows -- our party is facing a clear choice between positive solutions that can win in november and a darker path that will solve nothing and lead to hillary clinton in the white house. governor kasich's thing in this race at least for the next couple weeks.
ed: but read the next sentence. -- e: prior to tonight's say at least in the one version i am seeing, we are now saying as long as it is possible, governor kasich will fight for the higher path. that is slightly different than what he told my colleague earlier tonight when he said absolutely he is staying in. that was just about an hour or primus tweeted out that trump would be the result of nominee tonight. absolutely he was not quitting, and the campaign would continue until someone has thousand 200's -- the delegates.
we will probably have to wait until california to hit it at this point in but with -- at this point. trump whenuz out and he goes and kasich having no hope, at this point it is all over but the voting. the delegate tally will ultimately put trump just over the top if he is able to win the majority of delegates and california. there's still a chance kasich and win some house districts, because the way it works in california is you have to win every congressional district. but there is perhaps a chance he could pick up some delegates someway, especially when conservatives do not want to see trump be the nominee.
but it is all said and done at this point. i think the real question will have to focus in at this point rnchat what point will the take its grip off the balloon and allow trump to hold it. at what point will he and his team takeover planning for the convention? point do they have access to the voter files? they startnt do fundraising? the republican party could use the money and would like some coordination to go on between the two entities. there's no clear extent to what will go on. point, in 2012, mitt romney's joint fundraising with the rnc was already about a month into its existence and had raised about $140 million by the
romneyjune for the victory fund, raising money not only for his campaign before the rnc. seting like that has been up yet between trump and the republicans. clearly, trump is the present of nominee, the party apparatus is signaling they would like to get down to business to making sure they could salvage some of the races, many of which will be threatened by trump being at the top of the ticket. steve: we read this tweet earlier. the chairman of the republican committee think it is time to unite and focus on defeating hillary clinton with the #never clinton. your colleague had this headline with trump as the presumptive nominee, some never trite -- never trump types bold gop, back clinton. what is happening? ed: you are starting to see some
of the academic or intellectual types announce they are the registering as part of the republican party or at least planning to vote for hillary clinton. you will see a lot of folks who write for companies like "b washington begin" or the "washington examiner." they will begin to talk openly about bucking trump and voting for clinton or sitting on their hands. i have seen a lot of it on twitter. but the more interesting part of the party to keep an eye on is the national security wing, as we want to call it. the former cia directors, former generals, former national security advisers, former ambassadors. do they break away? do they say they will vote against trump? will it support clinton, 570
else, or sit on their hands? of funding and independent bid, who then came out quickly and said no thank you. but that was being driven by a lot of conservative hawks very concerned that trump is not someone with the temperament or composure to serve as commander in chief. there's been talk tonight that needs toillary clinton make an explicit bid for those people. made commentse about your party, but if you're looking for a serious, sober, forward focused manner in chief, i am there for you. if that becomes -- if that happens, it is hard for trump. the majority of americans who think about that issue in the about box in november, even more so than their party affiliation. steve: we're talking with ed o'keefe from "the washington
post." final question for you, how does the party try to come together in all this? ed: i know the answer to that, steve. i think it will be really difficult. we still have two months until the party convention, that is a longtime as we have witnessed over the course of the last 15 months. a lot can happen between now and then. a lot of this panic and concern might dissipate. eight years ago there was a lot of concern among democrats who said, i could never vote for barack obama, i will always be with hillary clinton. but look what happened, they united and easily elected him president in 2008. that could happen again here. remember, the democratic race continues. sanders has made no qualms about sticking it out until the convention in late july.
-- pay enoughe attention and scrutinize that as much of the republican one at this point. because like it or not, republicans have no united around this one guy. if he can start putting around a unified campaign while hillary clinton is still fighting bernie sanders, it could become easier for him. is a realnly there crisis right now and the republican party about who it is, what it is supposed to be about, who is leader should be, and we will have to continue tracking that. but do not discount the divide that remains among democrats as well. makes this campaign once the record books and one of the most interesting we have seen in our lifetime. ed: indeed, absolutely. steve: thank you so much for being with us. cruz quitsheadline, after the indiana route.
in case you missed it will show you in its entirety the nuts by senator ted cruz. he was introduced by his running mate for one week, carly fiorina . let's go to paulina in fort wayne, indiana. i just had a couple comments on the trump campaign. undecided, hes drove me completely to the democratic party. this thing is not over, is not over yet. why he is name throwing in saying i want to thank you. he won the primary but he is not president yet. i was also discouraged when he said african-americans want jobs, how about americans want jobs, period?
you have a great slogan but you do not go into how exactly you will make america great. when theone thing american -- republican party cannot get behind a leader. i think americans are seeing every time he gives a speech he throws names out. her --to thank him and what about the women? mr. trump is very derogatory towards women. i have seen him on tv, he is so consulting. hopefully he won't, but if he andmes the president, someone was to insult him, would he decide to not trade with them? when we start a war based on he is very hot tempered? he is not a man i want to lead the country. steve: jack is joining us from lafayette, georgia. republican line, good evening. caller: i very asked the
question i do not know if you give it to you or not. cruze ask you this, suspended his campaign, right? cruzif trump, if he wanted as vice president, wouldn't he have the delegates? with the transfer on? -- would they transfer on? it would not be a contested convention and he would get the nomination on the first about and would not need the ted cruz delegates. here are the totals right now. he has 1041. ted cruz, 565. governor kasich, 153. your question is? cruz wanted to join trump, wouldn't he bring those delegates to drop? -- to trump.
but donald trump will not need them because he will get them on his own. trump but as you see, someome thousand, cruz had hundred. that's a lot of votes. well indiana is a primarily republican state. we're going to move on to john in california. evening.ood i'm almost 85 and i have been a democrat all my life but i have cross voted a lot of times over the years because a candidate i didn't care for, so i voted republican. i voted for bernie sanders, i've
been within ever since he started running. i hope he keeps on until the very end. steve: let me share with you this tweet. --says the following that is from senator sanders. caller: they are wrong, they are reading it all wrong. have won new york if they didn't have that screwed up with a voting. votes becauseny they couldn't vote. that is the trouble with a lot of states, they haven't rigged where people cannot cross boat. -- vote. in the main election you can put in the primary you are stuck. but california is kind of open. steve: thank you for the call. it was a primary that you could
select your ballot in indiana and that might have contributed to senator sanders' win. some insight into how the trump family learned about senator cruz. son said the family was together. everyone was stunned and did not say much. from miami, florida. independent line. caller: good evening. i have a really big problem. people are just not getting it. hillary clinton cannot win on their grounds. -- on fair grounds. has unfair advantages like close primaries and people who are young and do not understand the hoops have to go through to vote.
democracy does not exist. it is just horrible, it should not be like this. everything should just be open, both for the best guy or girl and let them win and that's it. it should be 100% free and open. steve: eric is next from message uses, republican line. just want to say i'm 27 years old, a lifelong republican. i've only voted for republican, i refuse to vote for donald trump. steve: why? caller: he is a pathological liar who has been a republican less time than i have. let me tell you, it depends on who the libertarian nominee is, but if we have a bad one, i'm going to knock on doors for hillary clinton. i also want to say one quick point, which is that part of the nowe for trump the nominee is people like ron kaufman and
preibus.ious -- reince four years ago he tried to help mitt romney and i swear i am not an establishment republican, i was a ron paul guy eight years ago and four years ago. i'm trying to fight the establishment and they have shot themselves in the foot and i fear they have killed the primary -- party. clintony for hillary because that is what is going to happen because there is no way donald trump can win. all he does is utilized useful idiots. steve: thank you for your call. we will have live coverage over memorial day weekend. we will be the one network that will show you all the in its entirety. we will also cover the green party in august.
the road to the white house goes on to guam. then some upcoming primaries that will be key, first as nebraska and the west virginia primary for democrats and republican is a week from today. that is followed by the kentucky democratic primary on may 17. senator sanders isn't kentucky tomorrow -- is in kentucky tomorrow. on may 24, the washington state of in primary. a couple more moments with your phone calls and net we will have ted cruz suspending his campaign. you?r: hello, sir, how are is the onlyg to say one that really knows the white house, if you really want to talk about a president, ok? i watched all this stuff every time there is an election. hillary clinton is the only one
that really knows the white house. she spent eight years in their. -- in there. guys, --ne of those donald trump is like a comedian. yay or nay if donald trump can really win. bernie sanders is probably a likable person but he needs to stay at home and watch tv and his rocking chair -- in his rocking chair. caller: i already voted. steve: who is your candidate? caller: mr. bernie sanders, the only one who should be president. the washington shills keep pushing hillary, but in all the polls with hillary and trump,
trump wins. the only person who can beat trump's bernie sanders. if hillary executed about the democratic party, she would bow out and let bernie sanders run as our best candidate. steve: thanks for the call. jan from columbus, ohio. from johnty calling kasich to drop out of the race. congratulations trump, i hope you get rid of medicare. by the way, kasich has a lawsuit mrddst him from the community for not providing waivers to get out of institutions. he needs to be embarrassed enough to drop out. congratulations, trump. female with ar a racially mixed family.
quo so sick of the status and stump for trump. steve: thanks for the call. let's go to the results. a surprising upset on the democratic side with bernie sanders getting 53% of the vote compared to newly 47% for the clinton. there are 92 delegates at stake in the indiana democratic primary. on the republican side, just as the polls were closing donald trump declared the winner. senator ted cruz dropping out of the race, officially suspending his campaign. donald trump at 53%, ted cruz at .5%.and john kasich at 7 full results are available at our website, www.c-span.org. tomorrow ralph nader will be among our guests. in case you missed it from
hoosiers!a: hello [applause] i know that i speak for the entire cruz family, the entire cruz team, when i tell hoosiers we have fallen in love with on this campaign. [applause] ms. fiorina: all the wonderful people who have shown up at rallies across the states, the retail stocks where people let what looked like awesome food get cold, while we all stood and talked about the state you love and the state we have come to love, and the nation we all love. [applause] we came together as
fellow warriors. warriors and a cause to save the soul of our party, the character and the future of our nation. and that cause continues and you are warriors still. [applause] you know, you know what makes this country extraordinary. you know that we are extraordinary because while people are gifted by god all over the world, it is only in this nation that so many people have been given the opportunity to realize their god-given gifts and we haven't even at opportunity because we were founded on two powerful ideals. one, that each of us have a right to find and use our god-given gifts. a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
[applause] that those rights come from god and should not be taken away by man or government. [applause] and the other idea, that power concentrated his power abused. -- is power abused. many americans and this nation suffer. know, that ins i this nation, extraordinary people step up. you have all stepped up. and it has been my great pleasure, my privilege, my honor, to stand by and fight alongside one of the great citizens of this extraordinary nation. [applause]
ms. fiorina: the ted cruz that i have come to know, the same man that you have come to know. this is a man who favors substance over sloganeering. [applause] who favors respect over insult. positive policy solutions that will actually work over hand waving. my great privilege and honor to get to know him as a friend, a husband, as a father , he is indeed a great citizen of this great nation. fellow citizens, as we fight on
for the nation we hold dear -- [applause] as we know that our history is long and our future join mer, still, please in welcoming a great man, ted cruz, his wonderful and brilliant wife heidi cruz, and the two girls i have come to you have,ch as carolyn and catherine, a great american family. [applause]
sen. cruz: god bless the hoosier state. [applause] sen. cruz: let me tell you about the america that i love. our nation is an exceptional nation. we were founded by risktakers and pioneers, brave men and women who put everything on the line for freedom. we began with a revolutionary idea, that our rights do not come from kings and queens or even presidents, but from god almighty. [applause] sen. cruz: that everyone of us has an and animal -- has an right tole light --
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. and that to protect those rights, the constitution serves as chains to bind the mischief of government. [applause] for more than two centuries, we have protected those rights. we believe in equal rights for everybody, that everybody deserves dignity and respect. whether they agree with you or not. that there will always be evil in the world and injustice in the world, but america stands up to it and confronts it. [applause] sen. cruz: even from eight montgomery jail, our voice for justice and equality rings out for the ages.
america is hopeful, optimistic. america is kind. we are not boastful or mean-spirited. america is brave, we keep our word, and we believe in peace through's -- through strength. [applause] spilled more have blood, spent more treasure in defense of liberty than any country in history, yet we do not engage in wars of conquest. we do not seek to enrich ourselves at our neighbors expense. that gave mye land mom, an irish italian growth growing up in a working-class family, the chance to be the first in her family ever to go to college. to become a pioneering to peter programmer in the 1950's -- computer programmer in the
1950's. [applause] mom.cruz: i love you, america is the land that welcomed my father is a penniless immigrant. he had seen a pressing, -- oppression and torture in cuba. for him, america was hoping opportunity. in 1957 if someone told a teenager that watching dishes an hour, his son would be in the senate and he would get a chance to cast his ballot for his son to be president of states.ed [applause]
sen. cruz: that teenage immigrant would never have believed it. and yet that is exactly what happened, only in america. [applause] in recent months a lot people have been talking about what happened 40 years ago ,t the republican convention our puppies last contested convention. when i look back at that convention, i look at the speech ronald reagan gave to our party. he spoke not to the next four years, he spoke not of the close horizons that were of interest to those to build their fortunes in the short term, and said he looked to the distant times that concerned the men and women
whose purpose it is to secure the blessings of liberty to their posterity. ronald reagan spoke of the next 100 years and of the generations of americans who would come to know whether our nation had escaped the existential threat of nuclear war. who would know whether our party had succeeded in the fight against the erosion of constitutional freedoms that only grow in a multiply under wool of the democratic party. spoke of the purpose that define our party muchin mud -- then and drive and unite our party now. [applause] the republican party of ronald reagan and george herbert washington bush -- herbert walker bush --
consignedmunism was to the ash heap of history. [applause] sen. cruz: they fought hard so that our american freedoms were not lost to any foreign foe nor sacrificed in any pursuit of the mystic agenda of the democratic domestic agenda of the democratic party. yet the challenges we face today remain as great as ever. americans are deeply frustrated and desperately want to change the path we are on. we have economic stagnation at home and our constitutional rights are under assault. under the obama clinton foreign-policy, russia has emerged as a resurgent threat. eyea looks with a covetous
on the lands of our allies in the region. to korea and iran yearned devastate our homeland. terrorism unleashes evil. year, all americans will birthday ofe 240th the united states of america. [applause] american parents and grandparents will watch the fireworks with their kids and will dream of the grandchildren grandchildren to come and wonder how future generations of americans will remember not only what we do this summer, but in the coming decades. will rise to meet the challenges that face our nation on the international stage, or will we
withdraw and tower cam italy from the world? world?r timidly from the or will we succumb to political correctness and racial politics here at home? we hold fast to our founding values of rewarding talent, hard work and industry? or will we continue on that path of creeping socialism that incentivizes apathy and dependency? will we deliver control of health care to citizens and their doctors? or will we continue down the obamacare road to second rate socialized medicine?
will we keep america safe from the threats of nuclear war and atomic terrorism? or will we pass on to future generations a land devastated and destroyed by the enemies of civilization? responsibility with which we have been charged by history. this is our challenge, this is the fight that falls to our generation. when we launched this campaign 13 months ago, we saw a movement grow. upon this, all said it was hopeless, but we saw over 300,000 volunteers all across this nation. [applause] millionz: over 1.5 contributions averaging about $60 each.
[applause] many of those of volunteers, many of those contributions you never forget. two young days ago, kids ages four and six handed me two envelopes full of change. all of their earnings from their lemonade stand. they wanted the campaign to have it. s what built of this campaign, that's what fueled this movement. [applause] sen. cruz: thank you to each of you. incredible patriots who have fought so hard to save our nation. [applause] you --uz: and i, with
[applause] grateful to am so heidi. my amazing wife, [applause] sen. cruz: to our precious girls, caroline and catherine. [applause] to my mom, the prayer warrior. [applause] to my dad, who has traveled this nation, preaching the gospel. [applause] to carly fiorina, who has been an incredible, phenomenal running mate. [applause]
sen. cruz: what you have done, the movement that you have started his extraordinary. you.e each and everyone of beginning, i've said i would continue on as long as there was a viable path to victory. say it, i'm sorry to appears that path has been foreclosed. together, we left it all on the field in indiana. we gave it everything we've got. but the voters chose another path. butso, with a heavy heart,
with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign. but hear me now, i am not suspending our fight for liberty. [applause] i am not suspending our fight to defend the constitution. to defend the judeo-christian values that built america. movement will continue. word that iou my will continue this fight with all of my strength and all of my ability. [applause]
you are extraordinary and we will continue to fight next week, and next month, and next year, and together we will continue as long as god grants us the strength to fight on. [applause] sen. cruz: for one thing remains as true today as it was 40 years ago in kansas city. in this fight for the long-term future of america, there is no substitute for victory. for the no substitute america that each and every one of us loves with all of our heart, that we believe in with all of our hard, and -- all of our heart, and together we will restore as a shining city on the hill for every generation to come.
[applause] mr. trump: well, thank you very much everyone. i want to start by, as always, thank you my family. my wife, my kids. they are still kids as far as i am concerned. they will always be my kids. mom, and thank my those looking down on me. it has been an unbelievable day, evening, and year. anythinge been through like this but it is a beautiful thing to watch and behold. we are going to make america great again. we are going to make it great again. important thato
the people of indiana have been incredible. i started, as you know, not very long ago, six weeks ago. i was told i had a 20-point deficit. i worked very hard, i campaign, made lots of beaches and met lots of incredible people. andcrowds got to figure it bigger and towards the end it was like i did not want to leave. i almost said, maybe i will just never leave. somehow and wed had a tremendous victory. . have to think bobby knight bobby knight was incredible. he was great. [applause] trump: i always tell you about it, you know, there are too many people like that.
tough, smart, and they know how to win. that is what our country needs. we have to know how to win. we have been losing all the time. we lose with our military, we cannot eat isis, we lose with trade, we lose with borders. we're not going to lose anymore. we're going to start winning again, and we're going to win big-link. league. back tonight and i began watching all the different networks, it looks like a massive victory. it looks like we want all 57 delegates. i must say, in staying in various places in indiana we had -- i turned on the television
and all i saw was negative ads. negative one after another after another. i called my people and i said, how can we win? it is this constantly. famous florida. 60,000 negative ads. i got it right for you folks, ok? 60,000. in fact, two weeks ago it was 55,000, now it is 60,000 negative vans full most of which are absolutely false and disgusting. and i said, how can anybody endure this. two nights agong where literally they had five ads on in between segments of a show i was watching. and i said, that is incredible. the people are so smart. they do not buy it. they get it. amounts of money
were spent. millions and millions of dollars. they think probably $8 million was spent against me. and we spent $900,000. to me, that is the way it is supposed to be. makes me feel really very, very good. now we are going to nebraska. i look forward to that very much. and west virginia and we are going to get those miners back to work. i tell you what. we are going to get those miners back to work. we are going to beat hillary clinton. i watched her three or four weeks ago when she was talking about the minors as if it were just numbers. she was talking about she wants the mines closed and she will never let them work again. miners inl you, the
pennsylvania and ohio and west virginia, they are going to start working get. let me tell you, they are going min so weud to be will be going there. ers. this tremendous run we had .tarted in new york with this 62% with two people is a massive landslide. but 63%, just a little over 62, when you have that kind of a isber with three people, it actually a unheard of. and all throughout it was 17 people, then 15 then 12, it was tremendous. getting very high numbers and some of the numbers in my bution, in a state with 32% there were 14 people, i think that might be actually more and better than letting 62% in new york but we never got credit for
that. but now we do not need the credit because we are going after hillary clinton. she will not -- [applause] trump: she will not be a great president. she will not be a good president. she will be a poor president. she does not understand trade. her husband signed, perhaps in the history of the world, the single worst trade deal ever done. it is called nafta. and i was witness to the carnage over the last six weeks especially. now, i have known syracuse, i have known for can see, and i and i have known poughkeepsie and maryland and other places. all of the different states. connecticut. i have witnessed what hit has done firsthand and it has been
carnage. we are going to change it around. we are not going to let carrier and all of these countries think they can move, go to another country, make their product and sell it back to us and we get only one thing. unemployment. not going to happen, folks. not going to happen anymore. we are going to bring back our jobs and we are going to keep our jobs. we're are not going to let companies leave. if they want to go to another state, good luck. compete. but if they start going to other countries, and in many cases countries that he valued their currency and make it impossible for our country to compete, that is not going to happen. not going to happen. and if they want to do it anyway there will be consequences. terry, very serious concert winces. serious very
consequences. i haveto tell you competed on light. a competitive person. all of my life i've been in competitions. competitions. sports, business, and now for 10 months politics. and i have to tell you that i have met some of the most incredible competitors that i have ever competed against right here on the republican party. we started off with a 17 number. understand, ted cruz, i don't know if he likes your does not like me but he is one hell of a competitor. he is a tough, it smart man. got an amazing future. he has got an amazing future and i want to congratulate ted. i know how tough it is.
it is tough. it is tough. i had moments when it was not looking so good and it's not a great feeling so i understand how ted feels and heidi. into their home, beautiful family. he was one tough competitor and i can say that the others. i mean, chris christie, who endorsed. incredible guy. dr. ben carson, who is right up there. one of the first. he just called me and said, it is a movement you have got going. we have got to do something because i tell you what, it is and dr.dible movement ben carson endorse me and i tell you what, he is an incredible man. and we want to keep him totally involved because we are going to wean. we're going to win in november. [applause] and we are going to
win big. it's going to be america first. they do not respect us and they do not take your of us and they do not treat us right in many cases. that's not going to happen. we're going to keep things going very closely. 30 $21 trillion in. now, but with the budget recently passed, it will be $21 trillion. we are not in the position we were in 30 years ago, 40 years ago with a lot of these things began taking place. we are going to have unbelievably good relationships with other countries. but likewise, they have to treat us fairly and understand what we have been doing over the years has been so wrong and so unfair to the united states and to its people, and to its taxpayers. that will change. and i will tell you they are , going to end up liking us
better than they do right now. they are going to respect us. in this building, right upstairs. [applause] mr. trump: in this building right upstairs, i have the largest bank in the world from china. the relationship is fantastic. we have great relationships with many foreign countries. but they have to respect us and understand where we are coming from. and you know, it is a two-way street. the two-way street means we are going down one side and they are coming up the other. we are going to meet and we are going to have something that is going to be fabulous. now, if that can't happen, if for some reason they want the system to continue the way it is going now, which is unfair and not good, where we are spending trillions and trillions of dollars in the middle east, and we have to rebuild our infrastructure, our roads, our bridges can our airports and hospitals, we have become close
to a third world country. you look at some of the airports, it is third world. then you go to other places and you see places like you have never seen. so i have to tell you that we are going to build that our military bigger, better, stronger than ever before. it's the cheapest thing we can do. and we are going to have to take out isis and we are going to have to take them out fast. we can't allow that cancer to continue. we cannot allow it. you know the one group has been so incredible to me. the veterans. they have been treated so badly. so, we going to get that. we are going to get that straightened out. now, one of the things that just happened, which is very exciting, the rasmussen poll
came out yesterday. and in that poll, i am now leading hillary clinton. isn't that incredible? a lot of great things. [applause] [crowd chanting "trump"] mr. trump: that is going to continue. they are not going to be able to do it. they are not going to be able to make great trade deals. they are not going to be able to do what we are going to do with the military and the border, including the wall. we are going to
have unbelievably great relationships with the hispanics, who have been so incredible to me. they want jobs. everybody wants jobs. the african-americans want jobs. you look at what is going on. they want jobs. [applause] are going tod we
bring back our jobs and save our jobs. people are going to have great jobs again. this country, which is very divided in so many different ways is going to become one beautiful, loving country. we are going to love each other, cherish each other, take care of each other, and we are going to have great economic developments. we are not going to let other countries take it away from us. that is what has been happening for far too many years. we are not going to do it anymore. we are not going to do it anymore. [applause] mr. trump: i want to thank and congratulate the republican national committee, and reince priebus. it is not an easy job. when he had 17 egos. now, i guess he is down to one. is there a second? [applause] to askmp: i will have
you folks to explain the status
of that, but he has done an amazing job. we're going to see something really fantastic. i want to thank my staff, paul, corey, hope. i mean these people. , what we have been doing is incredible. , the work has been unreal. and jared. -- marrieddaughter to my daughter ivanka. he is a very successful real estate person, but i think he likes politics. i did not expect this. and what ted cruz did was a brave thing to do. and a good thing to do. because we want to bring unity to the republican party. we have to bring unity.
it is so much easier if we have people areany, many calling. like you would not believe. people who have said the worst things about me. i have never had things said about me like this. i have beensses, very respected. people did not talk to me this way. the worst things. they are calling us and they are saying, we would love to get on the trump train. the trump train, they call it. but we would love to get on the train. and i actually spoke to one today and -- who was vicious -- i mean, this guy was unbelievable. and i said, i love having you and, you know, i think it is terrific that after what you said about me, how can you possibly join my team? and he said, mr. trump don't even think about. do not worry about.
there is no problem. in other words, he is a politician there is no problem. i would have had a hard time. people have a lot of coming. i have to thank senator jeff sessions. one of the most recent active men or people in congress. respected manmost or people in congress. and i have to thank sarah palin. junior, liberty university. he is something. he is really a special person. an incredible job. everybody goes through liberty. we'll go through liberty. somehow he like what i was saying and the way i said it. but he is an incredible guy and has really helped me. 70 pastors and ministers. tonight i see i want with the evangelicals. the evangelical vote was for trump.
there is no greater honor. just no greater honor. we are going to work together for many, many years. we are going to make it so good. we're going to be saying "merry christmas" again. we are going to be saying it. and i won with women. i love women. i love winning with women. i went with women. i won with men. we won with hispanics. we won with african-americans. we won with virtually every category, so it has just been an amazing evening. to congratulate ted cruz. he is a tough, smart competitor. i want to thank my wife and family. it is an incredible family. i want to thank my staff. staff and my thousands and thousands of people that work for the trump organization.
and, perhaps in all fairness, more importantly on this evening and for what we are doing currently, my staff. remember this, our theme is very simple. it is "make america great gain." we will make america great again. we will start winning again. you will be so proud of this country very, very soon. they keep her a much. thank you very much. [music playing "start me up" by the rolling stones]
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combs his hair beautifully. [laughter] sen. sanders: but none the less, he is a fringe candidate. well, well -- all right. well, a lot has happened in the last year. as of today, we have now won 17 primaries and caucuses. we have received some 9 million votes. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: when we started this campaign, we were 60 points behind secretary clinton in national polls here and a few of the polls actually have us ahead a few points.
[cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and i will tell you what is extremely exciting for me, and that is in primary after primary, caucus after caucus, we end up winning the vote of people 45 years of age or younger. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and that is important because it tells me that the ideas that we are fighting for our the ideas of the future of america. [applause] sen. sanders: and the future of the democratic party. i am running for president because we live in the wealthiest nation in the history
of the world, but most americans don't know that because the economy is rigged and almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1%. [applause] sen. sanders: the issue of wealth and income inequality is the great moral issue of our time. it is the great economic issue of our time, the great political issue of our time and together we will address that issue. let us be very clear. in america today, the top 1/10 of 1% now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%.
the top 20 people in this country in wealth now own more wealth on the bottom 150, million americans half of our population. we've got one family, the walton family of wal-mart. they are worth $149 billion, more wealth than the bottom 40% of the american people. [crowd boos] sen. sanders: and when you talk about a rigged economy, that is exactly what walmart and the walton family are all about. they pay their workers wages that are so low that the american taxpayer has to pay for the food stamps and the medicaid --
[someone shouts, indiscernible] [cheering] >> bernie! bernie! sen. sanders: the american taxpayer is paying for the food stamps and medicaid that many walmart employees need because their wages are too low. now, it is a little bit nuts to my mind when the middle class of this country has to subsidize the employees of the wealthiest family in this country. but it is not just wealth. it is not just wealth, it is income. in america today we have millions of people working longer hours for lower wages. we have families today where mom
is working 40 hours, dad's working 40 hours, the kids are working and they are still not earning enough money to provide for their family. and that is why together we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. [cheering] sen. sanders: together, we are going to end this absurdity of having a national minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. together, we are going to create a minimum wage which is a living wage, 15 bucks an hour.
[cheers and applause] sen. sanders: it is not a radical idea to say that in america, in kentucky, in vermont, if you work 40 hours a week you should not be living in poverty. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and when we talk about equitable wages, we are going to end the embarrassment of women making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: i know that every man here is going to stand with the women in the fight for pay equity. in america today, our infrastructure, that is our
water systems -- i was in flint, michigan, couple months ago. and what i saw in flint was something that i will never forget. and that is children being poisoned by excessive lead in their water. [crowd boos] sen. sanders: this should not be happening in this country in the year 2016. but it is not just flint. hundreds of communities have similar problems, but it's not just water. it is our roads and our bridges and our airports and our rail system and our levees and dams. this is america, our infrastructure should not be crumbling.
[cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and that is why together we are going to invest in rebuilding our infrastructure and when we do that, we're going to create 13 million decent paying jobs. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and when we talk about the needs of the american people, all of us understand that we live in a competitive, global economy. and that means that we need the best educated workforce in the world. there is something a little bit crazy when young people go to, college get the best education they can, and then they end up $30,000, $50,000, $70,000 in debt. anybody here with student debt? [cheering]
sen. sanders: well, in my view, we should be encouraging people to get an education, not punishing people for getting that education. and that is why we are going to do two things. number one, in the world today, it is no longer good enough to talk about public education being first grade through 12th grade. truth is changing economies and changing technology requires people to get more education. 50 years ago, you had a high school degree, you are doing pretty well. you can go out, get a job, make it into the middle class. that is not the case today. today in my view, when we talk about public education, we must be talking about making public colleges and universities tuition-free.
lack the income. that is unfair to them, it is unfair to the future of this country. we don't know how many scientists and doctors or great business people cannot get the education they need. and second of all, second of all, it is absurd that we have millions of people in our country today that are being crushed by high-levels of student debt. i have talked to people all over this country. doctor in vermont, $300,000 in debt. a dentist, $400,000 in debt. young man dropped out of college after two years and iowa, $60,000 in debt. a guy who's 55 years of age in nevada, he has been paying off a student debt for 25 years. he is more in debt today than he was when he took it out. booing]
sanders: that is nuts. it really is nuts. so, what we are going to do for those with have student debt, we're going to allow them to refinance that debt at the lowest interest rate they can buy. now, what this means, which is pretty revolutionary, it says that kids in kentucky and in vermont and west virginia, all over this country, it says to those kids in the fourth grade and the sixth grade that if you, study hard if you do well in school, yes, regardless of the income of your family, you will be able to get a college education. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: now, throughout this campaign, my critics and my opponent have been saying well, bernie, you are a nice guy. you want to give out free
tuition at public colleges and universities. you want to substantially reduce student debt. how are you going to pay for it? well, i will tell you exactly how we will pay for it. we are going to impose a tax on wall street speculation. eight years ago, when wall street's greed and recklessness and illegal behavior brought this country into the worst economic decline since the great depression, congress against my vote bailed them out. boos]
senator sanders: well, in my view, now is the time for wall street to help the o middle class of this country. this campaign is listening to senior citizens, disabled veterans, and people who have disabilities. a great nation is not judged by the number of millionaires or nuclear weapons it has. a great nation is judged by how it treats the weakest and most vulnerable among us. today, in kentucky, and in vermont, and in states all over this country, you do not hear a lot about this but there are millions of seniors and disabled vets who are trying to get by on
$10,000, $11,000,$12,000 a year, social security. and you know what? nobody can get by on $10,000, $11,000 a year social security. you cannot buy the medicine you need, the food you need, pay the rent. you can't do it. now, what the republicans say when they hear this, they say, we are going to cut social security benefits. we are not going to cut social security benefits. we in fact are going to expand social security benefits. let me for a moment talk about some of the differences that exist between secretary clinton and myself.
and one of the differences is very important because it deals with how you raise the money you need for your campaign. now, the truth is that in the year 2016 it costs hundreds of millions of dollars to run for president of the united states. and when we began this process, we had to make a very simple decision -- do we do what every other campaign for president is doing and establish a super pac? >> no! sen. sanders: do we beg wall street and corporate america and the drug companies for campaign contributions?
yelling "no!"] sanders: well, we agreed with you. and we concluded that we don't represent the billionaire class. we don't represent wall street and we do not represent corporate america. we don't want their money. and we're going to raise our campaign funds in a different way. and then i never would've believed, to be honest with you, that this could have happened. but in the last year, we have received over 7.3 million individual contributions. 7.3 million. [cheers and applause] sanders: anyone know what the average contribution is? >> $27! sen. sanders: i love that. i really love that.
[cheers and applause] sen. sanders: what is revolutionary about that is we have shown the world that we can run a winning, national campaign without being dependent on powerful and wealthy special interests. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: secretary clinton has chosen to raise her funds in a different way. [crowd boos] sen. sanders: she has a number of super pacs. in the last filing period, her major super pac reported $25 million from special interests, including $15 million from wall street. boos]
sen. sanders: in addition to that, as some of you may know, secretary clinton has given a number of speeches to wall street financial institutions for $225,000 a speech. now, $225,000, that is a lot of money. and i kind of thing here that -- and i kind of figured that if you give a speech for that kind of money, it must be a brilliant, earth shattering speech. it must be a speech that will help us solve all our global problems. it must be a speech written in shakespearean prose. [crowd cheering] sen. sanders: and therefore, i think a speech that extraordinary should be shared with all of the people. [crowd cheering] sen. sanders: secretary clinton has said, well, she will release the transcripts when other people do the same. so, let me make here in louisville tonight, let me make a special announcement.
and that announcement is -- i am prepared to release the transcripts of all of the speeches i have given on wall street. >> [crowd chanting] bernie, bernie, bernie, bernie! sen. sanders: all right, you ready? here it is. shh. you got it. did you get all of the transcripts? ok. no speeches, not for $225,000 not for $2.00, no speeches behind closed doors for wall street at all. but you know i got my cell phone
on and i'm waiting for that call from wall street inviting me to give them a speech. and i am going to make it easy for wall street. i do not want $225,000. i do not want $25. i do not want anything, but i do want the opportunity to tell them face-to-face what their greed and illegal behavior has done to this country. [crowd cheering] senator sanders: as a result of what they have done, as many of you know, millions of our fellow americans have lost their jobs. they have lost their homes. they have lost their life savings and wall street has got to understand that. and i want to tell you a brief story which kind of encapsulates everything that this campaign is about. a few weeks ago, goldman sachs, one of the major financial
institutions -- [crowd boos] sen. sanders: they reached a settlement with the federal government for $5 billion. and they reached that settlement because they have been selling worthless packages of subprime mortgage loans. in other words, they were ripping people off and operating in a fraudulent manner. but to be fair to goldman sachs, they were not the only one. that is what everyone of these damn banks was doing. now, here's the other thing to understand, when we talk about america today. and why it is too late for establishment politics and establishment economics. goldman sachs, the other major wall street banks, operated in a fraudulent manner.
goldman sachs paid $5 billion in settlement. but that is not all. over the last 25 years, the political power of goldman sachs through the revolving door process meant that at least two top executives at goldman sachs went on to become secretaries of treasury. booing] sanders: do you know what the revolving door means? what the revolving door means is you work on wall street, you go into the government and you represent wall street and the government and then you go back to wall street. that is what the revolving doors are about. thirdly, what goldman sachs has done over the years like other wall street financial institutions, they have made huge --
and i mean huge -- campaign contributions to politicians of all stripes. and here is the last thing we need to know about what is happening at goldman sachs, and. -- and this really, really gets the american people angry . today in kentucky or vermont, some kid gets picked up with marijuana. and that kid will get a criminal record that will last his entire life. jeering] sanders: hang on there, we are going to deal with that one in a minute. but here is my point. if you are a kid with marijuana, you get a criminal record, which is no joke.
but you go out and try to get a job with a criminal record, it may not be so easy. but if you are an executive on wall street, if you are the 1%, if you are part of the most powerful institution in america, you can commit illegal acts which wreck the lives of millions of people and you know what happens to you? you get an increase in your compensation package. booing] sanders: well, you know what we're going to do together? we are going to bring justice back to the criminal justice system. and justice means that even if you're wealthy and powerful, and if you break the law, you have got to pay the price. [crowd cheering] sen. sanders: let me talk about
just a few other differences between the secretary clinton and myself. all of you know that one of the very important things that a president of the united states does is deal with foreign policy and military policy. the most important debate, the most important debate that we have had as a country in the modern history of the united states has been over the war in iraq. i listened in 2002, very closely, very closely to what president bush -- >> [indiscernible] sen. sanders: i think we do not know. let's hold off. not for sure. but back to 2002.
and here is the issue. all of us know that there are no more important issues than the issues of war and peace. i know that as a congressman and a senator. because when you vote for a war, you know that some of the young people in your state who you send off at deployment, you say god bless you, best of luck, you know that some of those young men and women will not come home. and i listened very carefully to what bush and cheney and all the rest were saying about -- iraq and not only did i vote against that war, i helped lead the opposition to that war. [crowd cheering] sen. sanders: and it gives me no pleasure, i wish i could tell you otherwise, it gives me no pleasure to tell you that if you go to my website, listen to what i said on the floor of the house
in 2002. and much of what i feared about the destabilization that would take place in the middle east turned out to be true. on the other hand, secretary clinton, then the senator from new york state, she heard the same evidence i heard, she voted for the war in iraq. booing] sen. sanders: and while we are on issues of war and peace, let me say this. we all know that not only should isis, must isis be defeated, isis must be crushed. but we also know that this country and our brave men and women in the military should not be involved in perpetual warfare in the middle east. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: now, i have heard many of my colleagues, my republican colleagues
especially, on the floor of the senate, they are really tough. they want to go to war here or there. they want to go there. but let me tell you something, it is not there kids who are going to go to war. [crowd cheering] sen. sanders: it is the children of working families in this country. so, we have got to understand that war and military force sometimes, of course, have got to be used but it is the last recourse, not the first recourse. [applause] sen. sanders: there is another area where secretary clinton and i disagree. she wants to raise the minimum wage and that is good. she wants to raise it to 12 bucks an hour. not good enough. i am proud to have stood on the
picket lines with fast food workers from mcdonald's and burger king and they understand that in this country we need a $15.00 an hour minimum wage. years applause] sen. sanders: and i will stand with those workers in that fight. this campaign is asking the american people to think outside of the box and outside of status quo thinking. this campaign is asking people why it is that there is only one major country on earth that does not guarantee health care to all people.
now, i have been criticized for saying this, so let me say it again. [applause] sanders: and this is a big, big deal. in my view, health care is a right of all people, not a privilege. [applause] sanders: and thinking outside of the box, ask us to think why it is that if you are wealthy in this country, you can get great health care, but if you are working class or poor, you may not have any health insurance at all or you're going to have very high deductibles and copayments. we lose thousands of people every year who do not have the money to go to the doctor when they should.
him in my view, when we understand that 29 million americans have no health insurance, even more are underinsured, and when we are getting ripped off every single day by the drug companies who charge us for highest prices in the world for medicine. when we end up paying far more per capita for health care than do the people of any other major country, now is the time for us to go forward and have a medicare for all single-payer program. [applause] sen. sanders: now, i want to
think for a moment and this is thinking outside of corporate -- it is thinking outside of the status quo. think what that means for america. it means that anybody in this country who gets sick goes to the doctor when they need to go. it means that if you get seriously ill or run up a big hospital bill, you are not going to go bankrupt. and this is what it also means, which is pretty revolutionary. it means that right now in america, we help millions of -- we have millions of people doing jobs that they really do not want to do but they're staying on those jobs because they may have a decent health insurance plan for their families. think what happens to america when we unleash the entrepreneurial spirit of this country. when millions can go out and start businesses and know they will have health insurance for themselves and their families.
that is revolutionary. this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the african-american community. and they are crying out for reforms of a broken criminal justice system. i was a mayor for 8 years, and i worked very closely with my local police department and police departments all over this country. the vast majority of police officers are honest, hard-working and are doing a very, very difficult job. they deserve our support. but like any other public
official, when a police officer breaks the law, that officer must be held accountable. [applause] we need major reforms of local police departments. we have got to start demilitarizing local police departments. we have to make local police departments reflect the diversity of the communities they serve. we need as a nation to understand that lethal force, the killing of somebody, is the last response, not the first response. [applause] we need to end, and i have got legislation in to do this, private corporate ownership of prisons and detention centers.
we need to re-think the so-called war on drugs. over the last 30 years, millions of people have received criminal records because of possession of marijuana. today, today under the federal controlled substance act, marijuana is listed as a schedule i drug next to heroin. i have introduced legislation that will implement as president getting marijuana out of the federal controlled substance act. states, it is the decision of the people of the state to decide whether they want to legalize marijuana or not and more and more states are doing
that but it should not be a federal crime. and when we talk about drugs, in my state and all over this country, we are facing an enormous crisis with opiate addiction and heroin addiction. every day, people are dying from overdosing on those drugs. now in my view, if we are going to deal effectively with that crisis, what we have got to understand is substance abuse and addiction should be treated as a health issue not a criminal issue. and that means, that means that we need in this country a revolution in mental health treatment.
[applause] right now in virtually every part of this country people who are suffering mental health crises, people that are suffering with addictions, people who are suicidal, people who may be homicidal, they cannot get the treatment they need when they need it. and that has got to change. you know, we spent trillions of dollars on the war in iraq. we have spent billions rebuilding infrastructure in iraq and afghanistan. and yet, if you look at the inner cities of this country, what you see is outrageous levels of un employment and poverty, people who cannot find a form housing and you're seeing
schools that are crumbling. if we can rebuild the infrastructure of afghanistan, we damn well can rebuild the inner cities in america. this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the latino community. there are 11 million undocumented people in this country, and i have -- i have talked to many of them. there's one right here. [cheering] >> feel the bern.
feel the bern! senator sanders: when you are undocumented, and when you have no legal protection, that means that when you go to work, you are, can be exploited by your employer, because you have no legal rights to protect yourself. and that is happening all over this country, and i have talked to undocumented people who are scared to death that their families will be separated, somebody will be deported tomorrow. in my view, we need to move aggressively towards comprehensive immigration reform and a path toward citizenship. [applause] and if congress does not do its job in passing immigration
reform, i will use the executive powers of the presidency to do all that i can. this campaign is listening to a group of people, a group of people whose pain is almost never heard, and that is the native american community. all of you know, all of you know that from before this country became a country, when the settlers first came here, the native american people were lied to, cheated and treaties they had signs were broken. all of you also know that we owe a debt of gratitude to the native american people we can never repay.
they have taught us so much. and one of the important lessons that they have taught us, which we must, must learn, is that as human beings, we are part of nature. that as human beings, we must exist with nature, not destroy nature. [applause] and that takes us -- >> bernie, bernie, bernie! senator sanders: and that takes us to an issue not only of
enormous importance for our country but of enormous importance for the entire planet. and that is as a member of the u.s. senate committee on the environment i have talked to scientists all over this country and all over the world. the debate is over. climate change is real. climate change is caused by human activity. climate change is already causing devastating problems in this country and throughout the world. we have a moral responsibility as custodians of this planet to make certain that we leave this planet in a way that is healthy and habitable for our children and our grandchildren. that means we must stand up to the fossil fuel industry and tell them, and tell them their short-term profits are not more important than the future of
this planet. now, i understand, i understand that as we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel to energy efficiency, to sustainable energy is like wind, solar, geothermal and other technologies, there will be economic dislocation. and there will be innocent people, people who want nothing more than to provide for their families who will be hurt in that transition. and that is why in the legislation i have authored in the senate, the most
comprehensive climate change legislation ever offered in the senate, that we provide $41 billion to help workers who might be dislocated. i know that all over this country, there is a fear that donald trump will be elected president of the united states. i am here to tell you that won't happen. [applause] it won't happen, it won't happen because in every national poll that i have seen for a long time, we beat trump by double-digit numbers.
>> bernie, bernie! senator sanders: but it is not only the polls. polls go up and down. it is also the fact that the american people will not elect a candidate who insults every group you can think of virtually every day. we are not going to elect a president who insults mexicans and latinos. who insults muslims. who insults veterans. who insults women. who insults african-americans. the american people understand that our strength is in our diversity.
they understand that when we come together as one people, black and white and latino and asian american and native american, gay and straight, whatever we may be -- we are stronger. and the american people understand that coming together always trumps dividing us up. and the american people also understand that what america is about and which makes us great is supporting each other. that when your family is in trouble, my family and our country are therefore you. when my family is in trouble, your family in this country are there for us.
[applause] and the american people understand that supporting each other always trumps selfishness. most importantly, i think the american people understand what every major religion on earth has taught us for centuries and that is that at the end of the day love always trumps hatred. >> bernie, bernie, bernie, bernie, bernie, bernie!
senator sanders: history has taught us one very profound lesson. and that is real change never takes place from the top on down. it always takes place from the bottom on up. whether it is the history of workers standing up and fighting for their rights and forming unions. [applause] whether it is the civil rights movement where millions of people came together and said we will end racism and bigotry in this country. [applause] whether it is the women's movement. people forget that less than 100
years ago, women in america did not have the right to vote, did not have the right to get the education or the jobs they wanted. but women came together and some of them went to jail. some of them went to jail. some of them died in the struggle. but they and their male allies said that in america, women will not be second-class citizens. if we were here 10 years ago, no time at all, and somebody jumped up and said, i think in the united states of america by the year 2015, gay marriage will be legal in every state in this
country -- most people would not have believed that that would be possible, but what happened? is over the decades the gay community and their straight allies stood up, fought back and said that in america, people should have the right to love whoever they want. [applause] that is the history of change. change is about people by the millions looking around them and saying, the status quo does not work. the status quo is wrong. we are going to change the status quo. and today, all over our country, coast to coast, people are
looking and they are saying, you know what? this grotesque level of income and wealth inequality is wrong. it is wrong that the middle class for 40 years has been in decline. it is wrong that people have to work two or three jobs to survive. it is wrong that young people are leaving school $50,000 in debt. it is wrong that women are making 79 cents on the dollar compared to men. it is wrong that we are the only major country on earth that does not guarantee paid family and medical leave. [applause] or that all of our people do not have health care as a right. and when people begin to look at those issues, they begin to challenge the establishment thinking.
and when people begin to look at these issues they say, you know what? this is the united states of america. we can do better. what this campaign is about is telling you that no president, not bernie sanders or anybody else, can transform this country in the way we need change all by himself. cannot be done by one person because the powers that be on wall street and corporate america and the corporate media, and wealthy campaign contributors, these folks are so powerful that no one president can do it alone. what we need, and what this campaign is about is a political revolution. [applause] what that revolution means is
that millions of people today are beginning to stand up and fight back and demand a government which represents all of us, not just a handful of billionaires. [applause] next week, there is going to be a very important primary here in the beautiful state of kentucky. and what we have learned so far on the campaign is that if there are large voter turnouts, we win. [applause] let us make certain that for the kentucky democratic primary, we have the largest voter turnout in history. thank you all very much! [applause]
panelists will talk about how changing temperatures impact the spread of the mosquito borne illness. we haven't lied that 9 a.m. eastern. economic challenges on oil exporting countries posted by the center for strategic and international studies. that is live at 11 a.m. eastern on c-span3. >> both iraq and afghanistan, held the countries with their constitutions, being a facilitator on agreement on key issues among iraqis or afghans. the influence is considerable. state or government are very anxious to meet with you. >> sunday night, former u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, iraq and the united nations discusses his memoir. his journey through a turbulent world. >> we saw the extremists
exploited. although we been corrected it towards the end of the period i was there, by the surge, by reaching out to the sunnis, building up iraqi forces, establishing a unity government to bring about security. violence was way down but unfortunately when we left and the vacuum was filled by rival regional powers tearing iraq apart, violence escalated and we have isis now. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on q&a. >> democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton spoke to supporters at a campaign event in ohio this afternoon. she outlined her plan to revitalize communities in the appalachian region. this is about 40 minutes. clinton: over the past two days, i have had some extraordinary conversations, top
and honest. familiest with coal who want to be bank, as they should be, for the work that they and their parents and to build thisid country. howers do not understand china gets away with undercutting our job and businesses. i met with railroaders who watched as the decline of coal and steel in this region has led to cards in rail service which costs jobs now and will cut the region off from more jobs later. time toone who took the tell me about their lives, both the good and bad, i am really grateful and thank you. i will not forget that generosity. thanks to you i have learned a lot which is what i came here to do. we started in kentucky where i
met with dozens of steel workers who were laid off when the factory where they worked for decades was idled. and then we drove to west virginia, a town deep in the coal field where the community is working hard to build a more diverse economy after losing hundreds of jobs. ay, we had a conversation in charleston, west virginia that was both sorrowful and inspiring, with people in recovery for addiction and the doctors, the counselors, the police officers, recovering addicts and others who are helping them get back on their feet. i'm ending my trip here in businessesuse small like jackie o.'s are what make this such a dynamic community and we need more of that. [applause]
it should not have to be said, appalachia is it, a vital part of the united states. [applause] all of you here today and people across this reason are vital to america's future and i know that too often people feel like they are not treated that way. you should be. it is home to some of the most resilient, hard-working people anywhere on this planet. you deserve every chance to get ahead and stay ahead in america. our country succeeds only when working people everywhere can succeed, not just in big cities, but in the hills of eastern kentucky, right here in southern
ohio, deep in the coal fields of west virginia, the small towns that dot this part of america. we need to break down all of the barriers holding people back. not just here, but across america. so everyone can share in the promise of our country. families here like families everywhere want the same thing. good jobs of the pay enough to provide a middle-class life, good schools for kids and opportunities when they graduate. safe and welcoming communities to grow up in an grow old in. something less tangible, but just as essential, faith in the future and confidence that your kids and grandkids will have all the choices and opportunities they deserve. that should not be too much to
thatespecially for a place has done so much for america. for generations, appalachian coal but the lights on in people's homes and schools, kept assembly lines rolling in factories. steel glance helped build our skyscrapers and win world war ii. appellation chemical plants make the products of that shape modern life. these were tough jobs, but they provided a ticket to the class. it was not an easy ride. more than 100,000 -- let me repeat that -- more than 100,000 miners died on the job in the 20th century in america. more than twice that many succumbed to black lung disease. the united mine workers put their lives on the line in
places like harlan county and blair mountain to secure the right to organize, bargain, and protect the well-being of miners on the job and in retirement. their victories helped strengthen the labor movement nationwide. , not justworkers those in unions, but countless workers have benefited in all kinds of industries. there is no question that the workers of appalachia made america more prosperous and secure. ,hat legacy should be honored not only as a rich chapter in our history, but as a debt. we always must strive to repay. i know that for a lot of people in this region, these words may sound nice, but it is not so easy to believe them. you have had a lot of politicians make a lot of promises to you over the years
that they could not keep. i'm not going to do that, but i can promise you this -- if i have the honor of serving as your president, i will fight for you and your family every day with a you vote for me or not. i will be your partner. [applause] ms. clinton: i will be your , for oneand i will not minute, give up on appalachia. not your children or your communities. some of you may be wondering, how can i say all this? here in ohio, a few weeks ago during the primary, it sounded like i said something differently about coal miner jobs.
to put it plainly, i misspoke. that is one of the reasons i took this trip -- to say it directly to the people affected. i would never disrespect the people here. i know some may say i am talking about coal country, steelworkers, the region, because of the election. let's be honest. in the broader region. not one where democrats tend to win votes these days. i know there are people in this region who find it hard, thinking about voting for any democrat or me particularly. i will keep trying to convince people otherwise, but that is not what the trip is about. i am here because i want to be your president, because i believe that our best years can still be ahead of us.