Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN May 4, 2016 6:38am-6:59am EDT
by donald trump in the state of indiana, ted cruz suspended his campaign for the republican nomination. at his victory speech in indiana, mr. trump congratulated the senator on a well-run campaign. this is about 20 minutes. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the next president of the united states, mr. donald j. trump. >> ♪ you can start me up start me up never stop, never stop, never stop start me up never stop, never stop, never stop i've been running hot i think i'm going to blow my top ou can start me up
you can start me up never stop, never stop, never stop you make a grown man cry you make a grown man cry you make a grown man cry ♪ [applause] mr. trump: well, thank you very much everyone. i want to start by, as always, thanking my family. my wife, my kids. they are not kids anymore, but they are kids as far as i am concerned. they will always be my kids. i want to thank my mom, and my brother looking down on me. it has been an unbelievable day, evening, and year.
never have been through anything like this but it is a beautiful thing to watch and behold. and we are going to make america great again. we are going to make america great again. [applause] trump: so important, so important that the people of indiana have been incredible. i started, as you know, not very long ago, six weeks ago. and i was told i had a 20-point deficit. and i went there and i worked very hard, i campaign. i made lots of speeches and i met lots of incredible people. incredible people. the crowds got bigger and bigger and it was unbelievable. and towards the end it was like i did not want to leave. i almost said, maybe i will just never leave.
and it resonated somehow and we had a tremendous victory. i have to think bobby knight. boy, bobby knight was incredible. he was great. [applause] mr. trump: i always say about people like that, 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 not one. we have been losing all the time. we lose with our military, we , we lose withis 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 league. so when i got back tonight and i began watching all the different networks, i could see it immediately we were doing very well.
it looks like a massive victory. it looks like we want all 57 -- we won all 57 delegates. and 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. and i called my people and i said, how can we win? it is this constantly. and it was the same as florida. you know, there has been 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 ads. most of which are absolutely false and disgusting. and i said, how can anybody endure this. i had one evening two nights ago where literally they had five ads on in between segments of a show i was watching. and i said, that is incredible.
and the people are so smart. they do not buy it. they get it. and, tremendous amounts of money were spent. millions and millions of dollars. and they were comparing it. they think it was probably $8 million that was spent against me. and we spent $900,000. to me, that is the way it is supposed to be. that is something that makes me feel really very, very good. now we are going to nebraska. where i here we are doing really wonderfully. 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 not going to be hillary clinton.
i watched her three or four weeks ago when she was talking about the miners as if it were just numbers. she was talking about she wants the mines closed and she will never let them work again. let me tell you, the miners in pennsylvania and ohio and west virginia, they are going to start to work again. believe me. let me tell you, they are going to the proud to miners. so we are going there. this tremendous run we had started 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 number with three people, it is actually a unheard of.
and all throughout it was 17 people, then 15 then 12, it was tremendous. we are getting very high numbers and some of the numbers in my opinion, in a state with 32% but there were 14 people, i think that might be actually more and better and the end getting 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] mr. 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 poughkeepsie and all of the different places i visited in new york. and pennsylvania and then maryland and other places. all of the different states. connecticut. and i have witnessed what it has done firsthand and it has been in deed carnage. we are going to change it around. we are not going to let carrier and all of these companies 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 are not going to let companies leave. now, 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 devalued 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. very, very serious consequences. i have to tell you i have competed all of my life. very competitive person. all of my life i've been in competitions. different 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. you know, we started off with a 17 number. and just so you understand, ted cruz, i don't know if he likes me or he does not like me -- but he is one hell of a competitor.
he is a top, smart guy. tough, smart man. and he has 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. and there holds beautiful family. and their whole beautiful family. i want to say he was one tough competitor and i can say that for the others. i mean, chris christie, who endorsed me. 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
an incredible movement and dr. ben carson endorsed me and i tell you what, he is an incredible man. and we want to keep them totally involved because we are going to win. we're going to win in november. [applause] mr. trump: and we are going to win big. we are going to win and it's going to be america first. countries, they do not respect us and they do not take care 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. we are $21 trillion in debt. just $19 million 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. so 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 they have to 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. and 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, probably $4 trillion 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 say that we are going to turn it around. we are to build up 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 to continue. and you know, the one group has been so incredible to me. the veterans.
they have been treated so badly. 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 to me is very exciting, the rasmussen poll came out yesterday. and in that poll, i am now leading hillary clinton. a lot of good things are happening. [applause] [crowd chanting "trump"] mr. trump: that is going to continue. because they are not going to be able to do it. they are not going to be able to make great trade deals. we have such bad 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. you look at what is going on. they want jobs. [applause] mr. trump: and we are going to bring back our jobs and save our jobs. people are going to have great jobs again. this country, which is very very divided in so many different ways is going to become one beautiful, loving country. and we are going to love each other, cherish each other, take care of each other, and we are going to have great economic developments. and we are not going to let other countries take it away from us. because 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. who i just spoke to.
it is not an easy job. when he had 17 egos. now, i guess he is down to one. i don't know, is there a second? [applause] mr. trump: i will have to ask you folks to explain the status of that, but he has done an amazing job. and i think we're going to see something really, really fantastic. i want to thank my staff, paul, corey, hope. i mean, these people. what we have been doing is incredible. i mean, the work -- -- the work has been unreal. and jared. married to my daughter ivanka. honestly, you know, jared, jared -- he is a very successful real estate person, but i think he likes politics more they he likes real estate. i am going to tell you.
and i want to tell you, i did not expect this. and what ted cruz did was a brave thing to do. and a great 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 that. and many, many people are calling. that you would not even believe. the media, the press, you would not believe. people who have said the worst things about me. i have never had things said about me like this. in my businesses, i have been very respected. people did not talk to me this way. but in politics it is easy. the worst things. they are calling us and they are saying, we would love to get on the 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, but 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 it. there is no problem. in other words, he is a politician, there is no problem. i would have had a hard time. but we have a lot of people coming. i have to thank senator jeff sessions. one of the most respected man or people in congress. and so many others. mean, sarah palin from day one. incredible. jerry falwell, junior, liberty university. i mean, he is something. he is really a special person. they have done an incredible job. and everybody goes through liberty. we all go through liberty.
and somehow he like what i was saying and the way i said it. but he is really a special guy and he has really helped me. so many pastors and ministers. tonight i see that i won with -- it in jell-o kohl's tonight i see that taiwan with -- tonight i see that i won 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. remember, we are going to be saying it. and i won with women. i love women. i love winning with women. i won 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. so again, i want 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. both my 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. where we are running for the presidency. and remember this, our theme is very simple. it is "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. thank you very much. thank you. [music playing "start me up" by