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complicated as congress has made it. host: and leo will be covering the senate as the authorization bill is discussed. us up for this morning's washington journal quote. have a great weekend.
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[applause] >> good morning, urban leaguers. >> good morning. leaguers. ning urban >> good morning. >> as we prepare to greet the me thank allt, let of you for three tremendous days in our nation's capital speaking, alking,
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talking and pushing the very important agenda for the people we serve. yourselves a warm round of applause applause. [applause] >> i would be remiss if i did not acknowledge the presence of congresswoman from the great of e of ohio and the city columbus, joyce beatty along with the former secretary of and now senior vice chair alexis rban league, herman. chicago hen we met in and we asked the vice president to come, the vice president came. 2014 and we met in cincinnati
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and we asked the vice president us, the vice president came to join us. i am proud this morning once to the national urban league the honorable joe biden. as i prepared the main marshal plan i shared with you on tuesday, i reflected following words from vice memoir t biden's keep".ses to wrote in the he days to come we'll be tested to we have the courage to sacrifice some of the current comfort to invest in the future. joe biden is a friend to the through gue movement every step of his career. n helping us get the affiliate wilmington, delaware
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ago. years gratitude for his and the g dedication greatest respect, i am proud to resent vice president biden with a 2016 lifetime achievement award for his leadership and service. ladies and gentlemen, on behalf of the national urban league, movement, the ue people we represent all across to nation, i am proud present to you the vice resident of the united states, joe biden. [applause] crowd cheering] hello, everybody. great to see you all.
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down.e, please sit [applause] crowd cheering] >> please sit down. [applause] [crowd cheering] as they say in parts of my city, my name is joe biden and y'all have brought me dance. i'm not kidding. you know, mayors are the folks get things done. that's how we got to know each other many years ago. mayor, i base the significance of the awards that the few that i do, on consequence of the organization presenting the award. i mean this sincerely. the consequence of the people behind the award. this means a lot to me. a lot to me because
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the league is consequential. joyce, i was in your hometown jenny's ice ing cream. [laughter] >> and joyce represents the district that includes a town don't realize e is one of the biggest cities in the state. something that joyce fought a long time for. know. folks to administratively the rule that constitutes overtime. it's going to give a pay raid to 4.5 million people and who deserve it. 70 hours a week 40.working management.are in we did that yesterday. heard mark say when you invited me, i came. of me.an't get rid
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[laughter] [applause] chasing you my whole career. [laughter]. >> i meant what i said. not have an id wilmington for quite a long time, i was naacp.d with the interesting. there was a guy named jim gilliam who was a great civil rights leader in my town. moved into delaware right about the time i was getting started. i was a young lawyer, had a good job with what they call a white firm.aw one day after six months on a honorable rt case, case d women, we won this
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representing the corporation. i realized this ain't for me. across rodney square to a building that housed the defender's office. i asked for a job as a public defender. flames. had been in i graduated in 68. home. heros, of you, my two but two of them were dr. king bobby kennedy. asass nate that spring. up in literally went flames. occupied e only town by the national guard for nine months. drawing bay net people on the
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corner. ph.d. and then the son of a gun me. [laughter] >> he got a ph.d. and figured, way ahead of biden. i got to move on. tapped kidding aside, he tony and he started the effort. you have been incredible. for the past hundred years, the league has led the fight justice with an emphasis all the time on economic opportunity. just basic fairness but economic opportunity. staffsaying to my younger
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members last night as i prepared for this flying back from your hometown, i said, you know, the and many others and all of you and those of us who played me, you know, ike got rosa from the back of the bus to the front of the bus. but you guys are working like devil to make sure that grandsons can own the bus company. [applause] matters. you all recognize that institutions recognize the of the ming problems legacy of institutional racism live with.ill no one wants to say that. speak out tooes i loudly but i make no apologies for it. apologies for it. sometimes it's uncomfortable.
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uncomfortable times. you've got to shake the status bit. little we see this today. voting. children's education. he very make up of our neighborhoods. housing patterns. employment. transportation. to transportation. you know, for more than 100 this storied of organization have awakened the to realities and myths. if you know what the problem is react to it.y olks are not bad folks, most folks. they just don't know what's going on. hey're working like the devil to just put three squares on the table every day. working like hell to take care of their own families. so they're not familiar in a sense until you bring it to them. you bring it to them.
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so we found out that what league is the urban executive director back when i was a kid, he was one of the to, whitny looked young. thatoposed a dramatic plan at the ly consequenceal time. the war on poverty was about institution. but he knew if an frican-american child or working family didn't have access to healthcare to be
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everything got lost. everything. medicaid. edicaid was the single biggest beneficiaries immediately were the african-american community. healthcare en no coming into those communities. ousing, the fact of the matter is because you knew that african-americans couldn't achieve economic success unless lived in safe places. send yournd you could kid to not worried they're going to come home beat up. a public school where you know if they did well, chance.st had a they just had a chance. college., maybe go to maybe. only 7% did in those days. still not that far along but it's 20% today. 7%. only head start.
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knew long before anybody wanted to admit it that really mattered. we know it matters. much we coulds so do. but it mattered. head start was all about saying fact of the matter is you're behind the curve going to school. give you a head start. the head start wasn't to get ahead. it was just to maybe catch up, maybe catch up. we heard all those guys talking bell curves back in those days. about a black learner didn't the same cognitive ability as white children. give me a break. thank god a lot of young people in the room maybe they won't
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that.er but that was standard operating procedure. , in hat's what head start part, was about. programs. i've been as some of you know, incredibly strong leader of hbcus. be hbcs.o .ow it's hbcus [applause] pell grants. they about? it's not just about
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african-americans. had to have low income. wereajority of black folks poor so it mattered. it mattered. job corps. the president knew he couldn't success without a stable, decent-paying job. the whole point was it didn't solve the problems. my it's the first time in view and our history to face carely the economic realities. of hat was 250 years institutional racism. some of it not even intended but system.lt into the baked into the cake. baked into the cake. and it mattered. mr. mayor, everything you guys and worked on has been orked off of those basic fundamental principles that underlie every one of the great
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programs. it's always talked about the wasted.as it was the principle behind each of these things that the finally c party just established. it. a stamp on -- no one argues. whether we're going to do anything about it. it.i'm serious, think about so the irony here is that when office,sident and i took you all know the economy was in free fall. how badgoing to recount it was. you know how bad it was. poors particularly bad for folk and particularly bad for and hispanic an poor folk.
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the hardest. if they were in, they were out. lowered my right hand january 20th to be sworn in, 776, i think lost that's the number, thousand jobs that month alone. we lost over 800 before the month ended. months, wee next four month.0,000 jobs a so the president and i, and we with he president and i thatexpert help, we sat in building in chicago in the elected anden being being sworn in, we sat down and a thing called the recovery act.
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almost a to be trillion dollars. thanks to the congresswoman here and the congress men and passed it itbarely not only kept the economy and 85, i think that's the number, the university of a brilliant institution, not the most iberal one, the chicago school study and s, did a said it prevented a depression raised us out of a recession. -- i comeis is really
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rom the wealthy state of delaware and have always gotten great support. i win big in the state. in the senate. we're the cooperate state of america. i don't have anything against rich folks. mean that sincerely. they're as patriotic as poor folks. they don't need me. rich folks don't need me to look their interests. that's not why i ran. involved.t why i got protect your security, they're joe to do okay without biden out there for them. unless y'all are hollering for the people you're with, they're going to do okay. here's the point. the thing that's missed about recovery act that we didn't advertise it, didn't hide it. it.'t advertise that almost trillion
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dollars, we enforced that within several months. remember when people were saying is on it.e joe.roud to be sheriff you had $100 billion spent in 18 months for education. largest single investment in one fell swoop. spent.llion we hank god we had a guy like who he wasn who knew
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doing. into your went cities. look as the inner city louisiana, new orleans. these kids are already behind. they lose 25% of their teachers. they close. get doubled up. increase as by 50%. further n less and are behind. 0 billion went in just to keep job.hers on the $50 billion for transportation, what does that have to do with
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african-americans? guess what, guys, any of you my age, 107 -- [laughter] >> and by the way one of my satchel athletes was page. e didn't get to the majors until he was 45. pitched a win when he was 47. sports writers saying no one has age. pitched a win at that how do you feel? e says, boys, that's not how i look at age. how would would you be if you you are?ow how would i'm 42. [laughter] [applause] >> but here's the point. graduate about in school and undergraduate school. urban sprawl.t
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the millennials are moving back faster than any time in history. but here's what we have now. we have job sprawl. so the jobs are in the counties. in the cities. ou have a disproportionate share of african-americans cities who do not own an automobile. 26% of ity of detroit, families don't have an automobile. you can't have a job if you get to the interview. the cting inner cities to suburbs.
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personber i was a county delaware.tle, it was the fastest growing city america for the economic we were in.t there was the show candid camera. there's a four-lane access ighway that goes from downtown wilmington into pennsylvania on the way to chester, pennsylvania. big strip as you cross the line from ennsylvania -- delaware to pennsylvania. erected liket sign a billboard in the median strip saying delaware closed today. overcrowded. [laughter] >> and people were stopping, turning around and going back. [laughter] going fast. councilmen.rs old,
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it.ouldn't get votes for you know why i find out? finally somebody spoke out and don't want them coming out here. not a joke. remember? old of you that are enough, remember? well, y'all got to get out there to get a job. e cut the payroll tax by $120 billion. payroll tax. every working african-american they had a job. there for lion in emergency for emergency unemployment benefits. remember when they weren't paying on them? it didn't just help african-americans. everybody in need. ut disproportionate
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disproportionately, you all were hit the hardest. we tackle what we believe will be the most important generate real growth. healthcare. healthcare. the affordable care act. bringing health insurance to 21% had no an-americans who health insurance. almost a quarter of every before we did n this had no health insurance at all. medicaid.sed look at all the african-american families and poor families in helped byat have been that. grants.ased pell we made college deductible over four years. 8 million more kids are in college with pell grants. i don't know the number but a
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disproportionately high number african-americans. they're in college now because of what y'all did. we expanded the income tax credit nd the child tax millions of black children out of poverty. enough. set up the consumer get rid of gency to payroll loans. neighborhood. my but i can take you to the and borhoods i worked there's a payday loan on every corner. did one other thing. one of thelooking -- things i give my deceased son
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beau credit for, he was the attorney general in the state of delaware and did a lot of really -- he comes from the community. you.omise ask anybody from delaware about over $110 million in fines because of what happened to african-american families. and with hbcu's, i recently spoke at a commencement at delaware state for the third time, and my swan song as the senator from delaware, i guess i'm the vice president, the vice president from delaware. [laughter]
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i can't get it through my head. look, i was senator -- they're like, no, you're vice president. you're vice president now. [laughter] you all think i'm kidding, i'm not kidding. [laughter] but we all know that hbcu's are vital to helping young african-americans reach the middle class. and we know all the study, you all know the studies about lots of times when the disadvantage of being put into an academically or a circumstance where you are an overwhelming minority and how the social pressure impacts on academic achievement and the rest. that's why an awful lot of very, very successful and consequential black american middle class and upper class families send their kids to hbcu's first before they send them off to harvard and yale and other graduate schools. but my point is this.
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it's important, and that's why the president -- and this is the president. i strongly supported it, but in 2010, we committed almost $1 billion, $850 million over 10 years to support hbcu's that are struggling right now. job training programs like the $4 billion trade adjustment act. community college career training fund. how many people we put together, and those of you who represent major cities, how many jobs we connected to community colleges, getting people retrained. so look, we're now pushing for two years free community college. and -- [applause] and i quite frankly think we could afford four years of college at public institutions. but here's the deal. you hear, and one of the things that bothers me about my team is democrats, republicans --i mean, congressmen, senators, and the
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rest of us, we don't explain how we can afford it. every time we say free community college, it costs $6 billion a year. it does. it would increase the number of people in community college from six million to nine million. it would increase the g.d.p. .2%, which outweighs that by a factor of i don't know what. they go, oh, there goes the big spending democrats. well guess what? we ought to explain how we do this stuff. for example, when i was a senator in the 1980's with reagan, we had, in the tax code, about $700 billion a year in tax expenditures, fancy word for tax loopholes. some legit, some not. mortgage deductions -- they're all supposed to have, either promote investment or promote growth or meet a social need.
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well, that's now $1,300,000,000,000 that doesn't go in the treasury we didn't collect because of tax loopholes. all you've got to go out there is go out there, to pay for it, there's a thing called stepped up bases. your daddy or mommy can buy $1 million worth of stock. doesn't have to be $1 million, could be $10 worth of stock. a year later, it's worth $2 million, and they sell it. they have to pay capital gains tax on the million dollar increase. it's less than the tax rate they're in but you have to pay a tax. but if the day before daddy sells it and passes away, god for bid, and leaves it to marry or jamaal or whatever, guess what? they don't pay any tax. it's called stepped up bases. there's no tax paid, because it starts off the basis of what the person who inherited that. you know how much that costs the treasury every year? $17 billion a year.
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it affects -- they're good people. it affects 0.3% to 0.4% of the american public. they are already wealthy, and they are good people. the last thing they need is another $17 billion tax cut. there's no evidence it increases productivity in any way. it is not a punishment, there is just no evidence. if you took $6 billion of that $17 billion, you'll increase gdp by 2%, raising everybody up. and you're going to have a better educated public, cutting in half the cost of four-year colleges, and you have another $11 billion reduce the deficit. so we've got to start arguing with our republican friends when they start telling us about how all this stuff costs so much money. we're the ones talking about increased productivity. we're the ones talking about better training for people to have jobs in the future, etc. so i guess what i'm trying to
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say is the recovery act calls for the most aggressive support for cities in the history of the united states. it embedded experts across the government and the city halls to help mayors tackle the biggest problems, new bus systems, broadband network in fresno, california, new roads, walkways in youngstown, ohio. so young children could walk to school safely. greenways connecting historically segregated sides of rocky mountain, north carolina. i could go on and on and on. but as much technical assistance as our exports gave cities, the cities taught us a lot more. how to work around the old top-down, one size fits all. working directly with cities, forming lasting partnerships rather than just a voice on the telephone from d.c. i gave you, i gave you a number of examples, but let me talk about one city for just a second, detroit. my legislative guy, don graves,
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he was the point person for the entire effort to bring detroit back off its back, onto its knees, and up to its feet, and he helped them leapfrog over where they had been. they've got a great mayor there who moved back in and is doing an incredible job. we provided technical support for 600,000 new l.e.d. streetlights, saving the city $3 million a year, but guess what? lighting up the parts of the city that had no lights and weren't safe at all. now the city is no longer in the darkness. kids can walk home from school after dark. more than 800 abandoned homes were demolished. as you take down the abandoned home, you increase the value of other homes. now people are moving back in, buying homes that are being reconstructed. they are homes that are worth it. if they were in washington dc or a suburban area they'd be worth $150,000 to $250,000. people are moving back in. communities that have -- up to
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now, they were havens for illicit activity. homeowners see equity in their homes for the first time in decades. $80 million to help by those 80 new buses so people could get those jobs, work those jobs, come home. now people can get to work and get to school. they get to their families. as i said, by the way, nationwide, 35% of african-americans don't have an automobile. to be able to get to work. despite our successes, we -- the recovery hasn't been evenly shared. when i spoke to this organization in 2014, i quoted dr. king when he said in the 1967 southern leadership conference speech in atlanta, he said, where do we go from here? and then he answered his own question and he said, we first have to honestly recognize where we are now. i apologize for repeating what i said in 2014, but i think it's still a relevant question. where do we go from here? where do we go? we have to honestly recognize where we are right now. where things stand right now. we've made great progress. high school graduation rates for african-americans are the
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highest they've ever been. steep follow-up from african-american unemployment 8.5%. as much progress as we have made, preliminaries and hispanics lag behind their white counterparts. 26% of african-americans live in poverty. unemployment for black workers is twice that of white workers. median income for white workers is nearly double that of black families. wealth for the typical white family is seven times that of the typical african-american family. i could go on and on, you all know it. equities, income, wealth, they're rooted in inequities in opportunity, and they're rooted deeply in institutional racism most people don't even look at, don't even see. they don't even understand it exists. we can't pretend that children of different races who have the same, have the same opportunities right now in this country even when they have the same capabilities and same
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background. 40% of black children live in poverty, and over half of black children are born poor, stay poor. double the rate of white children born poor who stay poor. i'm not comparing apples and oranges. compare apples and apples. one in three american children live in a house that has food insecurity. black kids his dad didn't graduate from high school are more likely not to see their dad -- are more likely to see their dad in prison before they turn 14 than in a job. institutional racism exists today, we're only slowly beginning to acknowledge it. we acknowledge it, i won't go into it now. there is a whole other speech, black lives matter is a recognition of institutional racism, but it is well beyond, well beyond what happens in terms of enforcement. let me give you a few examples. look what's happened since the supreme court ruled on the voting rights act. supreme court gutted the voting rights act.
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it's been an assault on the most basic of our civil rights, the right to vote. this year for the first time in a presidential campaign, 10 states will be enforcing restrictive voting laws that didn't exist last election, even though they can't show any evidence that there was any in-person voter fraud, ok? we're fighting this in court from the justice department every day, including pushing congress to restore the voting rights act. but it's a reality. what happened overnight? where was this great fraud? that all of a sudden occurred, other than the fraud -- it's not fraud, they got elected -- other than the republicans taking over the house and senate. [laughter] i'm serious. tell me, what changed other than that? and taking over the governors' seats. housing. compare where black middle class families and white middle class families with the same or similar income can live. the key to where they can live is where they can get an affordable mortgage.
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and whether the real estate broker will sell them a house in the first place. but black families are not being given the same opportunities to break into stable communities with the best schools, because they can't get a mortgage. same income. background. we're pursuing this. the red lining that i fought for, and when i was on the banking committee, i was one of the first guys to support, draft the red lining legislation you all ended up getting passed in the 1970's, still goes on today. but it's a different way. they don't red line. but it's just as destructive. you can't get a mortgage. we acted, finding -- fining $110 million in shady lending practices. but the result is the same. black families live in
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neighborhoods where the average income of their neighbors is $10,000 to $20,000 -- $10,000 to $12,000 less than a neighborhood where a comparable white family would live with the same income. and the children of black families don't have the same opportunities. there's powerful research that confirms that what you've all known for a long time, neighborhoods, the schools, the neighborhood, the opportunities, the social norms of the neighborhood, are critical in shaping children's mores, shaping their opportunities. and children from those middle class families who can't move in to a neighborhood that has those norms, they don't get the higher income neighborhoods. and they lose opportunity. but they have the same economic power on paper. education. black kids don't get the same access to good schools and resources that their white counterparts do.
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it's not surprising that the average black child arrives to school the first day of kindergarten than the average white child. you know the numbers. these gaps start even earlier. for example, by the time a three-year-old child in a low income family gets to -- by the time they're three, they will have heard 10,000 words spoken. compare that to the average middle class, not just white but black, middle class family in the middle class neighborhood. they'll have heard 30 million words spoken. just spoken. not how many -- not how big your vocabulary is, just spoken. 10 million versus 30 million. all of you know, you were taught by your mothers, talk to your baby. constantly talk. that's how they learn. that's how they absorb.
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we can't let anyone define down the capability of black children, which is what is happening. we have to expect much, much more from our children. my mother had an expression, children tend to become that which you expect of them. don't dumb it down. [applause] that's why with your help, we're fighting like the devil for funding of early universal education and professional development, teacher quality, to reach children in low income neighborhoods, because it matters when you get them earlier. that's why we're fighting for, as i said, two years community college, because 12 years of education -- look, if your kids, your grandkids are going to write a senior thesis at a university 15 years from now, and they're going to look back and say, why didn't they know that it mattered how early you intervened? and what made them think that 12 years of education was enough in the 21st century?
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what made anybody think that? the rest of the world has awakened. the reason why we were so dominant is we were the first nation in the world, including our european friends, to have 12 years of universal education. beginning in the 1950's and 1960's, other nations started to catch up. folks, 12 years isn't enough. look, we have come a lot way, but a lot more has to be done. let me conclude by saying it comes down to one thing. everybody deserves a fair shot. white, hispanic, black, asian are capable of doing extraordinary things if you give them a shot. just give them the tools. the base foundation, equal access to the same education, a safe neighborhood, a job, transportation get to a job,
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health care. we just need a chance. you all know it. we just level the playing field a little bit. but folks, the president has sacrificed and struggled, it should not fall to those who are suffering and struggling. to grow something for my book i have not heard in a long time, we all, we all, we offer our own safety's sake, we'll be sacrifice a little bit, all of us. we used to be one america, i really mean it, where we thought about things in terms of everybody has responsibility, which everybody talks about this possibility in a community. but everybody has obligations. everybody has obligations. and the sacrifice is not great,
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but the reward is enormous. so i am deeply honored to have this lifetime achievement award. but we are not done yet. and i will be right here with you, whether i am in office or out of office, and soon i will be out of office. i have never been game for employment in my life. [laughter] i don't know what the hell i have going to do. i never cashed a paycheck in my entire life. i will need your advice from some of you, but i want to stay involved. i will be right here pushing the next president to level the playing field. ordinary people do it ordinary things. the neighborhood i come from, remember the last campaign i will not mention in particular,
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but i got offended when one of the candidates say i worked at mcdonald's, and i had dreams. i worked there and i didn't have dreams? i didn't have dreams in my neighborhood? i didn't have dreams? why can't i played ball? my parents didn't have dreams for them. there is this thing that is a risen, not bad people, but they have this distorted notion that somehow, if you come from a means or of background, you are educated, somehow you dream differently than we do. i am serious, think about it. not a joke. think about it.
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have you ever known a mother in a tough neighborhood that didn't dream for their kid to go to college and her heart even though she dropped out of school in fourth grade and may be struggling now? have you ever known a family in a tough neighborhood or a barrio that has no dreams for their kids? so give people a chance. it's all about giving people a chance. i am proud to be associated with you all. god bless you for what you have done, and may god protect our troops, and i apologize for getting so much into this. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]
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>> coming up and 40 minutes, a look at how diplomacy can positively impact european security, the leading counsel starts 11:30 eastern. yesterday, donald trump held a campaign fundraiser for chris christie. loaded 200 $50,000 to his suspended president of campaign. mr. trump talked extensively about his democratic rivals and his goals, should he become president at this held in lawrenceville, new jersey. this one goes out to the ones in need this one goes out to the center and the cynical this ain't about no apology ♪ chris christie: good evening, new jersey. i think we are already to see the next president of the united states.
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i want to thank you all for being here tonight, and i want to thank you for being supportive of me, and we're thrilled to have three of our four children here tonight, andrew, and patrick, and sarah sends her best as well. i'm glad to have all of you here tonight, it is a great crowd and a great tribute -- [no audio] [applause] chris christie: you see, events going on around the world scare us. we know there are people out there that want to hurt america, and americans. we need a strong president will fight back and defend first.
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i am confident that person is donald trump. we need an economy once again that is growing jobs, that can help you to support your family. we need a government that understands to get off of your back and out of your pocket. we need a government led by somebody who actually created jobs and met a payroll. that man is donald trump. [applause] chris christie: as i look out at this crowd, i see the thing he brought to every enterprise he has ever led in his life. he has brought greatness to every enterprise he has ever led, i see your hats, he will see them too. i'm confident he will make america great again. [applause] chris christie: and i know that
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new jersey, on june 7, on primary day, with our vote and our delegates, are going to be the people who put him officially over the top as the republican nominee for president of the united states. [applause] chris christie: i want to thank you, and you, for being here tonight to help support us. in the end, donald and i went against each other for the a while. and after new hampshire, when we left the race, we sat down and had a really serious talk. we want to stay out of the presidential race from their forward? just let nature take its course, whatever happens happens? or did we want to do something was going to make a difference? we have been friends with donald trump for 14 years, we know him well. i said we never, ever make a mistake by standing with your friends. and donald trump is my friend. [applause]
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chris christie: nearly three months ago, he and i walked into a room together in fort worth, texas and shocked the world. i announced my endorsement of him for president, and there were all the skeptics and the critics at the time who criticized my decision, well, they can come and meet the next president of united states with me. [applause] chris christie: new jersey, republicans are once again proving if you want the republican nomination, get the support of the new jersey republican party and donald trump has it. [applause] chris christie: so, me and our family are thrilled to be here tonight. we are thrilled to be supporting our friend, we have about six months to go, just a little bit less than six months until we change america by electing a new president, and getting rid of
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barack obama and hillary clinton. [applause] chris christie: i can tell you this, this as someone who has been on a few debate stages in my life, that i know that hillary clinton's worst nightmare -- [laughter] chris christie: is going to be to climb onto the debate stage in september and look across at donald trump. [cheers and applause] chris christie: we don't need more washington, d.c. insiders messing up this country. we sure as heck don't need hillary and bill clinton back in the white house. we do not need the same type of ineffective foreign policy she brought us as secretary of state.
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we don't want america to be weak, and disrespected. we want america to be strong and respected, and donald trump will make that happen. [laughter] [applause] chris christie: we certainly don't want someone in the white house who is going to be more worried about being charged by her attorney general that protecting the people of this country. [cheers and applause] chris christie: we need a president who was going to put america first one more time, so ladies and gentlemen, you have waited more than long enough. on behalf of mary pat and the children, and the republicans in new jersey, let me bring you the next president of the united states, donald trump. >> ♪ y'all ready for this
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♪ [applause] mr. trump: thank you very much. boy. >> [chanting "trump!"] mr. trump: you know, chris paid off his entire campaign debt tonight, his entire debt. chris, you cannot even give him
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a table and a seat. terrible. [laughter] mr. trump: a great guy and a great governor. i love you too. look at this guy. [applause] mr. trump: i wanted to know a little bit. he has been my friend a long time and done a great job. i said, let's be specific. we are going to be specific. i said, give me some information, and boy, do i look forward to debating hillary. won't that be fun? [applause] mr. trump: i said, let's be specific. governor christie, your governor, balanced the budget six times without raising taxes. not easy to do. [applause] mr. trump: enacted a $2.3 billion job creating tax cut. that is a lot of stuff. $2.3 billion, not easy in new jersey, i can tell you. he shrank the state government by 6500 jobs.
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governor christie, there is no such thing as bipartisan anymore. it is a beautiful thing. economic opportunity act will create 27,000 jobs, 22,000 in the construction industry. a lot of my friends are here tonight. we are all in the construction industry. [applause] mr. trump: governor christie contributed more to the pension system than any other governor in new jersey state history. governor christie brought the insolvent -- and this was important -- the insolvent new jersey unemployment trust fund back to solvency. i can tell you it was done at least two years ahead of schedule. that is a pretty good track record, and that is just a few of the things. that is just a few. we have had an interesting time. you know, it all started, and chris was out there, i was out there, and one of the more
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interesting parts was i was watching the debate. i had one debate i was interested. i was watching. , chrismarco very much.i like mh was over here, i was standing there. i watched it happen. he looks like kerry mason that evening. that was a rough evening or marco. and he will admit it, that was a rough, rough evening. so this began. [laughter] there is nothing like new jersey. [applause] there is nothing like new jersey. wiseguy, so many wiseguys. make itou what, you can in new jersey, you can do about anything you want in life. on june 7, will you do me a favor? go out and vote, please?
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go out and vote. and boy, are we going to go out and vote. [no audio] wall. we are going to build that wall. want the wall. you know hillary, you talk about bernie sanders. bernie. [booing] bernie and hillary. i love this crowd, this is a great -- [applause] my people. this is my people. says that sanders hillary really isn't essentially not fit to be president. she is not qualified to be president. and you know why? because she suffers from bad judgment. so today she made this statement. you know, she will use the term radical islamic terrorism, you
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understand. she refuses. you know why she won't? because her president won't use it, that is why. and by the way, is she being nice to him? she used to be terrible. she could not stand him. bill couldn't stand him, and she couldn't stand him. i wonder why she is being so nice. can you figure it out? she is being so nice. being so nice. she didn't like him one little bit, no anything he does, my president said, my president said. if you look at it, he said unqualified. and he said that she suffers from bad judgment, and she does. so today we had a terrible tragedy, and she came up and she said that donald trump talked about radical islamic television -- terrorism, which she does not want to use, because she doesn't want to use that term. she refuses to use that term. and i'm saying to myself, and is
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a terrible thing. she shouldn't be running for office. he doesn't have the right to run for office. i am saying to myself, what happened 12 hours ago? skyane got blown out of the . if anyone things it wasn't blown out of the sky, you are 100% wrong, folks. 100% wrong. it is getting worse. today i was watching one of the networks, and had this great guy from the fbi talking about what happens when the plane. it was amazing, i never saw him before on television. and he is going back and forth about how bad it is and how bad it is getting, and how we are losing control, and how we don't have a president that knows what he is doing. and he said at the end -- now, i don't know this man. the person that knows what is going on, the person that understands what is happening is a guy named donald trump. [applause] -- that was a great honor.
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trump"]g "we want you. you, thank it was a great honor, you are sitting at home and watching television. the real experts on terrorism, and that is a great complement. came down the i escalator, that beautiful escalator in trump tower. this is very nice, but it doesn't remind me of this place. [laughter] , and i just big day said, we have to do it. there is so many things that we can do to make america great again, and we are never going to do it. if hillary clinton gets in, i don't know if our country can ever recovery. yesterday i named a large number of judges that i will be adding to that number who are really,
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highly, highly respected judges. they come out of heritage, different groups that have recommended very strongly. they really recommended -- either great judges. we are adding some additional ones, chris. outstanding. on of the most important things, always security first, always security. one of the most important things we will be doing, whoever the next president is, is naming judges. probably naming the justices of the united states supreme court, because they will take us in a certain direction. it is either down the tubes or through the roof. i would tell you, through the roof. justices,dges, the and some of them are currently judges. i guess all of them are judges. the justices of the united states supreme court, it could be three, maybe five, probably going to be three.
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most likely three, four, and it could even be five. that is a massive number of justices. it looks like it will be hillary, because it looks to me what is happening, she has got totally embroiled in this -- you talk about bad judgment. how bad a judgment is the e-mail scandal? for what reason did she do that? i know the reason. i know the reason, and it is always the same with her, and it is always the same with them. useds a liar -- i already that one. i like to use it again, we will go crooked hillary. crooked may be more accurate, actually. but she is probably going to get out because i mean, it you know -- what she has done is so much worse than what anybody else running ever, ever has done. what anybody else -- you will
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get all these people, general petraeus, they have done a tiny fraction of what she has done, and their lives have been destroyed. their lives have been ruined. what she has done, what she has done for her to be able to continue to run is an as disgrace, in my opinion, to this country. a disgrace. [applause] is an top of that, it amazing thing. every time it turn it on, every time i watch the race, bernie sanders wins. bernie sanders wins. he keeps winning. and then they have the roundtable. well, hillary clinton will win. it is like it is a rigged deal. ,you notice the way i started using the word "rigged." right? about four months ago. nobody used the word "rigged," that everybody is calling it rigged. they copy my -- i want to go out, i want to have that phrase coined. i use the word rigged four or five months ago. the republican deal was rigged, 100%. now, what did i do?
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you had to win by massive numbers. and boy, did we get massive numbers. [applause] we did well. [applause] you know, i had, by far, the most delegates. and i came into new york, and everybody said, will new york and everything else -- but the people of new york, they love me. they know me. it is nice -- and you know me as well as they know me. you know how many employees -- i am paying so many people. i have so many employees in new jersey. i hate to think about it, i have to be honest. ok? i am taking care of more education and more salaries and more health care than anybody, probably, chris, than anybody in new jersey, right? but honestly, i am happy to do it. we have great people. new jersey, let me tell you, new jersey is a great state. it is a state where we have truly, truly great people. truly great people. so i came into new york. and we did not win by a little bit.
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we won in a massive landslide. we won everything. and the nice part is they know me the best. supposing you go into a community and they know you and you do not do well, that is not a good sign. they know me so well, they have seen me so many years, but they are probably sick of me. but they said they are still voting for trump. so what happened is i got 62%. we just knocked them, and it was great. ok. now, i go into pennsylvania, great place. connecticut. we are going to do great in pennsylvania. we have our chairman from pennsylvania. over here someplace. we go to pennsylvania, connecticut, maryland, delaware, and rhode island. we won every single subsection of every single state. [cheers] we won every county of every state, and we won every state by massive numbers. and don't forget, i got 66%, 67%. don't forget i have three people
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running. when these guys on television, the most dishonest human beings, these people right here, look at all the cameras. [booing] they are the worst. donald trump, i watched. i watched krauthammer. we had like seven or eight people, nine people running. ok? donald trump did not get 50%. how do you get 50%? sometimes i have -- you know we started off with 17 people. and actually after about two or three weeks, because i won new hampshire, which was amazing. we are going to take care of those people in new hampshire. they have a drug problem that you would not believe. they have heroin pouring over the border. we are going to seal up that border, we are going to build a wall, have real protection, believe me. we are going to do it for everybody, but the people of new hampshire are, i mean, it is incredible. it is incredible. what happened, what happened is, and what is happening here in new jersey, the drugs are pouring across. illegal immigration, illegal
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immigrants are coming through. we are going to stop it. we are going to build that wall. it is going to be a real wall. and we are going to have people come into our country, but they are going to come in to our country legally. ok? legally. [applause] so so i went through the next , week. i win new york in a landslide. i win, then i win five states. and then i am watching and i am hearing that i got something, a little bit less, and actually, everyone was like, i should have done better. essay way, -- i say wait we have , all these people. then i go to indiana. that was going to be the firewall. we went there, and we won indiana so big, and everybody -- chris knows. they gave up. they gave up. that was the end. we had a little help. it was a man named bobby knight. ok? bobby knight. bobby. we love bobby. and we had a lot of people. we had a great coach from purdue.
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we had a lot of people that really supported. but when bobby knight, who won 900 games, three championships, he had the last undefeated team in basketball, college basketball, which is a hell of a statement, he almost had to undefeated teams -- two undefeated teams. but he was a great coach. is a great coach. he looks better than ever. but he came out for trump, and i want to tell you, that state went crazy. that was good. if ever there was an endorsement that was good, we won indiana in a landslide. everyone gave up, and now we are going through, and we are doing great. we are just about like 50 short, and we are going to do great, and we are going to have an amazing convention. we are going to take care of trade. we are going to make great trade deals. we are going to stop with this nonsense. we are going to make great trade deals, you know, with china. we have a trade deficit with china of $505 billion a year. think of it. how stupid can we be? [booing] obama does nothing about it,
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hillary knows nothing about it, she has absolutely no idea. and she is taken care of by the people that are putting up her money, anyway. even if she did, she would say, i cannot do that. i cannot hurt these people. they gave me millions of dollars. let me just tell you, we are going to make the great trade deals out of absolute disgusting, the worst ever negotiated by any country ever in the world. that is how bad they are. they are taking our jobs, they taking our money, they are taking our everything. i will tell you what to me is the most interesting. i love new york. i know new york. but i really toured this state like i never did before. i went up to how many, and i went up to syracuse, rome, new york, that is rome, new york. this is the real rome. bethpage, cell phone, all these guys, we did so great. but i looked at factories, and i looked at buildings that were absolutely terrible to look at.
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they were crumbling. and you could see 20 years ago, 25 years ago, you could see vibrance. and today, you can buy them for $2. i looked at places. and then i went to pennsylvania and i looked at places -- by the way, in pennsylvania, a week before, we have hillary saying that she is going to put the minors and the coal mines out of business, ok? [booing] and i said, when i won new york, it was interesting, i said, we are going to put the miners back to work. i don't even know why i said it, and a few weeks later, i went to west virginia. you want to see good numbers. i really had good numbers in west virginia. i did not say it for that reason, but we are going to put people back to work. we are going to take our jobs back. and we are going to use our power, including our power of taxation. when a company moves to mexico, and they think they are going to drop out like carrier, like ford, like nabisco, they think they are going to take our
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people, fire all of our people, move to mexico, make their air conditioners and sell them right across the border, no tax, no nothing, guess what, folks? not going to work that way anymore. not going to work that way anymore. [applause] now, i am a free trader. but i am only a free trader if we make good deals. you can't be a free trader if everybody else, you know these , very conservative ideologues say, donald trump is not a free trader. how about jeb bush? donald trump is not a conservative. who cares? who cares? i am a conservative, but who cares? so somebody asked me yesterday, tell me, well are you a free trader? i said yeah, i am a free trader. here is what i am. you want a story odor story? ant a it was sean hannity last night. nice guy. do we love sean? [applause] here is my here is my trade , deal. they said, what about it? i said, here is what we are going to do.
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my trade deal is very simple. here is what it is. i am going to make great deals for our country. that is my trade deal. very simple. we are going to make great deals for our country. you can call it free trade, you can call it 15, you can do whatever you want to call it. we are going to make great deals for our country. it might be free, it might not be free. i can tell you this. when carrier and ford and nabisco are leaving chicago -- with their big plants, they are leaving and moving to mexico. i am not eating oreos. neither is chris. you are not eating oreos anymore. no oreos for either of us. don't feel bad, chris. for either of us. but i will tell you what folks. , there has got to be consequences. now i have watched for six years as the united states government, on a federal basis, the united states government worked very hard. they wanted to loan money to companies, give them low interest loans.
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i mean, who does these agreements? they want to come up with ideas. so here is my idea. it is not an idea, it is so simple. they worked on it for six years. in the meantime, you look at new atsey, by the way, you look different parts of this country. what nafta has done to us, signed by bill clinton by the way, signed by bill clinton, the worst trade deal, in my opinion, in the history, certainly in the history of the country, one of the worst ever. and it is going to be repealed, believe me. it is going to be changed. it is going to be repealed or totally renegotiated, probably repealed. probably repealed, probably. so here is what we are doing. so carrier moves. right? we are saying, hi, carrier, how are you doing? how is everything? i got to make the call myself. chris, am i allowed? as president of the united states, am i allowed to call the president of an air-conditioning company? may i? he said, only one time.
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it will only take one call. because my wife would say, do not do that. you are the president. but it is so much fun for me. so i will call, i will call the head of carrier and ford and these companies and i will say, let me just tell you something. you have let go of thousands of people, and you have left in this case indiana, chicago, all of the different places, right? michigan. which i will win michigan. we are going to win illinois. we will win indiana. i have been talking about it for years. these other guys talk about it, and believe me, it will not work for them. not going to work out so well. we are going to win michigan big, watch what happens. i will say to them, you want to move your plant? enjoy mexico. it is a wonderful place beautiful weather. , i hope you like 120 degrees, it is wonderful. but here is what you are going to do. every unit you make and sell to the united states, you are going to pay a 35% tax, ok? 35%. [applause] very simple. now here is what is going to
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happen. some conservatives will say, that is not free market. i mean, we are losing our shirts, folks. we are losing our jobs, we do not have a choice. so here is what we are going to do. if i saw carrier before they move, in other words i want to get in quickly, i need to get in there fast before they move. i would say, you move, enjoy yourself. you are going to pay a 35% tax. they are not moving. they are not going to move. it is very simple. they are not moving. now if it is too late, they move, i am charging these companies some tax. you know what? we are getting killed. we are losing all of our jobs, we are losing everything. so at least the united states is going to make a hell of a lot of money. and what do you think? and these dummies say, it is a trade war. trade war? we are losing $500 billion in trade with china. who the hell cares if there is a trade war? trade war. [applause] it is crazy. think of it. $500 billion, and they are telling me about a trade war. you are not going to have a
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trade war. two things are going to happen. china devalues their currency. that is how they are killing us. they devalue their currency. they are behaving very badly. and on top of that, they are building fortresses in the south china sea. they are doing things. let me tell you something. china will behave. china will be our friend. we will do better with china under me, and we are also going to do better economically under me. they will respect our country once again. i was told just yesterday by a very important person that china is very concerned about donald trump being elected. because you know why? because they are going to have to pay up. they are going to have to do something. they are going to have to do. so -- [applause] and i will say, look. a lot of you do not know the world of economics, and you should not even bother. just do me a favor, leave it to me. i have so much fun with it. just go and enjoy your life. but china is killing us, and so are other countries, with the devaluation of their currency. and they are making it
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impossible for our companies to compete. and they are doing it more than ever, worse than ever. about nine months ago, they did a about devaluation that they were not supposed to do. it was the biggest devaluation in 20 years, ok? the biggest devaluation in two decades. not going to happen anymore, folks. they make it impossible for us. it is not going to happen anymore. when companies move, different situation, and they want to move to a different place, or they want to move in particular to mexico, which is becoming a mini version of china, we will be friendly with the mexican people. and i love the mexican people. i employ thousands and thousands of hispanics. i am doing great in the polls. and by the way, the hispanics love me. you know why? they are here legally, and hispanics here legally they do , not want their jobs taken away, their houses taken away. that is why i am doing well with the hispanics now. and we are doing great with the african-americans. they know i am going to create jobs. i'm going to bring back jobs.
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we are not going to be the stupid country anymore. we are right now, folks, believe me. we are viewed as the stupid country. we are like a big, big, sloppy bully that gets punched in the face and goes down. you ever see a bully get knocked out? it is it is a terrible thing, , unless you are doing the punching, then it is ok. but just so you understand, we are going to change things. ok. so we are going to make great trade deals. we are going to have tremendous borders. we want people to come in, but come in legally. we are going to have the wall. we need the wall for drugs. just recently, two weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed me. [applause] and i called them and said to them, frankly, because these are great people, they are told to stand back. these are great people. they endorse me because they want to do the job. they are fantastic people. and they can do a great job. but i said to them when they
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me, i said, i have to ask you one question. do we need the wall? you know what their answer was? mr. trump, we absolutely need the wall. they told me. i just wanted to be sure. i said -- [chanting "build the wall"] because i said to them, i want to build a wall. you have to tell me. who knows better than the border patrol? that is what they do. they walk the border. they said, mr. trump, you absolutely -- it is another tool, and there are other things, but you absolutely need to have the wall, mr. trump. it needs to be a real wall, not the little toy wall. they put up these little walls. see that ceiling? that ceiling is peanuts, folks. that ceiling is peanuts. we are going to build a wall, and if they ever get up, then they are going to say, oh man, how do i get down from this wall? and we are going to make a beautiful, and we are going to make it big. we are going to make it powerful. and we are going to rebuild our military because our military is
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being decimated. did anybody see the big piece on television all last week where our fighter pilots are going to junkyards to buy -- this is the united states. right? we saw it. where our fighter pilots and fighter planes, they are going to junkyards, where they have junkyards for the old, broken down planes. and they are stripping the planes apart and putting them on our 20-year-old fighter planes. and we are like a third world country. and what we do is we are ordering planes. and other countries are ordering planes that are modern, clean, beautiful. we are putting junk back on our planes, and we are putting our pilots in there, and stripping other planes that are on the runway because they cannot get the planes to work. so they are using essentially, 60% of funding. is this the united states? is this our country? so we are going -- obama does not care. he cannot care. he cannot care. he cannot care. so what we are going to do is,
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our military is being depleted at a time where we need our military probably more than ever before, right? we are going to have a military that is going to be so big, so strong, and so powerful that nobody is going to mess with us. just remember, nobody, nobody. [applause] and as part of that, and to me, very important, we are going to take care of our vets. because our vets are being treated badly. [applause] we are going to repeal and replace obamacare. obamacare is a disaster. [applause] we are going to terminate common core, and we are going to have local education for your children. [applause] we are going to preserve the second amendment, which is under siege. [applause] and we are going to make america first, you know, there is an expression. we do not make america first.
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that is why we have all these deals, these negotiators, first of all, they are political hacks. they should not have the job. we are going to use -- we have the greatest business people in the world. we are going to use the greatest business minds when we negotiate with china and all these countries that rip us off. we are going to use the greatest business people in the world. you are going to see a difference like you have not ever seen before. when we defend these countries and nato, i am all for nato, but you know what? we have a lot of other countries in nato, and they are not paying us. they are supposed to be paying us. they are not living up to the deal. in the old days, when i used to collect rent in brooklyn, i would say yeah dad, they are delinquent. the word is "delinquent." they all was a lot of rent. they owe us money. they are delinquent. we are defending them, and they are paying a fraction of what they are supposed to be paying. do you know the kind of money we are talking about? now, we defend japan. most people don't even know it. we defend japan. we defend germany. we defend saudi arabia. saudi arabia, before the oil ----
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before the drop in oil, and do not worry about it. they are making a lot. they were making $1 billion a day. would you like that for new jersey, chris? $1 billion a day? [applause] we get practically nothing, folks. and they would not be there. and i have so many friends that are saudis that buy my apartments, you would not believe it, ok? they are great. they are all great. we cannot be fooled any longer, we cannot be taken advantage of any longer. we are going to make our country rich again and strong again. we are going to be able to afford social security and medicare again. i am the only one that says that. [applause] we are not going to be led down the tubes by an incompetent person like hillary clinton. because you look at what she has done, you look at what she has done. you look at her deal with libya. [booing] just take a look at libya. it is a catastrophe. by the way, you have benghazi. think of what -- think of libya. you know they have some of the
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, finest oil in the world. you know who has got the oil? isis has the oil. isis. this was her deal. [booing] and so many other mistakes, so many and other mistakes. i have a whole list, but i am not going to do that, because we are having too much fun. let me just tell you, folks, i have gone all over the country. i millions of people at my events. if you add them up. we have the biggest crowds by far, far bigger than bernie. we have the biggest crowds. he is second. i think what happens, i believe that his people, a large percentage of his people, vote for trump. you watch, you watch what is going to happen. [applause] because the one thing he is right on is trade. he has got that right, except he cannot do anything about it. we both have the same view, we are getting ripped off in trade. the difference is, i am going to make a great deal as opposed to saying, we are just getting ripped off. that is all he can do. so here is what we are going to do, folks. we are going to make our country absolutely great again. we are going to start winning. we do not win anymore. we do not win anymore.
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we are going to win on military, we are going to win for our vets , we are going to win with health care and on common core, which we are terminating. we are going to win with education. we are going to win at every single level. we are going to win with trade, we are going to win with the border. we are going to win so much -- you guys are all friends, right? you are going to call me, and you are going to have chris christie call me, maybe even mary pat would be better, because i think she would be better. and you say, donald, the people of new jersey cannot stand you winning so much for our country. [applause] they cannot stand it. could you stop winning so much? it is driving them crazy. and i'm going to say mary pat, i , won't do that. we are going to win, win, win. we are going to make america great again. greater than ever before. and we are going to have a lot of fun, and we are going to be respected as a country again. so i want to thank everybody. i love you all. i love new jersey. june 7, june 7.
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thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you. ♪ thank you. ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪ according to the hill today, hillary clinton is leading donald trump 47% to 41%. that poll comes on the heels of two other national surveys released this week from fox news and last month's report that shows mr. trump with a
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single-digit lead. mr. sanders has a bigger lead over mr. trump. senator sanders leave his or drop by 13 points 51-38. [no audio] >> wherever, does she have a good body, no. ass, no.have a fat >> being flat-chested, it is hard to be a 10. >> you can tell them to go ---- themselves areas >> does donald trump really speak for you? nextd trump: nobody was women like donald trump.
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women like donald trump. you could see blood humming out of her eyes, coming out of her wherever. >> and you believe in abortion? jon huntsman: the answer is -- mr. trump: there has to be some form of punishment in a woman. >> in a woman? mr. trump: yes. we are live this morning as a group of european scholars and diplomats during the atlantic council discussion with regional partnerships in strengthening european security. the atlantic council is the host of this event. it should be underway in just a moment.
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>> good morning and welcome.
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thank you for joining us. the frederick kempe of atlantic council. it is my pleasure to welcome you to the role on diplomacy in the future of european security. i would like to extend a special welcome to the esteemed speakers, first and foremost, the secretary-general of the organization for security and operation in europe, great to have you with us. the secretary-general is joined by a member of the panel of the persons on european security as a common project. professor adam rumsfeld, barbara hearing, surrogate, not the -- sergei kapanaza, and a member of the atlantic council, serving as a member of the chicago board as well. i would like to welcome distinguished guests today.
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forgive me if i don't have all of you in my notes, but i know that the board member jan is belgium, nicaragua, switzerland, and lithuania. a timescussion comes at of uncertainty in european history to say the very least. more than a quarter century after the fall of the berlin wall, strategic questions that emerged in the immediate postwar -- post-cold war era showed differences. looking back, sometimes where we are now, we forget the huge importance of the cse and getting us through the cold war and to the other side. a lot of people are taking around the idea if those lessons can be applied to other parts of the world, including the middle east. turning back to europe and in ukraine, this miss fire in thent has failed, now
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third year. it has killed more than 9000 people. the violence has seen a recent spike with ukrainian soldiers killed in april up from january. at the same time, europe is inundated at a humanitarian and security concerns of mass migration, the overflow of civil wars. it is unclear if europe can deliver border security and refugee rights while working with indispensable if not complex partners in the region, including turkey. among these challenges are also a threat to europe's core. the mounting forces of disintegration and nationalism across your art fueled by anti-refugee and establishment --rative, risk and grappling risk unraveling the piece of years. realizing the new dangers to europe, the atlantic council has ramped up its own future europe
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initiative, because we think of reminder is necessary right now in washington and across the atlantic of the centrality of the transatlantic relationship still to global security in the global future. under siege by electorates, leaders of income -- have become reluctant to work together. a chief example of this challenge is the united kingdom vote to stay in or leave the european union. we released a letter signed by 13 former secretaries of defense , secretaries of state and national security advisers urging, actually making the arguments in favor of remaining in britain from a geopolitical and security standpoint. a vote to leave good enjoy the cascade of other eu referendums as nearly half of voters in your eight other countries say they want their own brexit-like vote.
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the panel comes from 15 experts thess the osce who comprise panel of imminent persons on the european security as a project. since the group's founding in december 2014 by the swiss chairman in response to russia's annexation of crimea earlier that year, the panel has held a series of frank and intense discussions on european security. copies of the final report, and i urge you to read it, is back to diplomacy, can be found in our lobby. please pick it up on your way out. files are encourage you to join the conversation. we are starting here today and continuing on twitter using the llies. , #strongerwitha we have much to discuss, so let me turn it over to professor rumsfeld.
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he is currently professor at warsaw university, previously of foreign affairs of poland. at a decisive moment in his country's history. it is a pleasure to have him with us. professor, i leave it to you to give of our governance of introduction of the panel and report. [applause] mr. chairman, thank you very much for kind words. mightd like to say mundane patrol is to make a very brief introduction to our debate today. this wasike to say established with the mandate to reform the question, how european security can be rediscovered as a common project , as the common project. popularon wisdom amongst internationals and
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security experts is the need to turn the institutions with an aim to make them more effective. [no audio] >> 1815, 1918 pottstown and helsinki. it is a kind of european security, we should contain new principles, normal procedures, fundamentally new code of conduct. nomy view, however, there is depth of international institutions for legal nonce and procedures. and the states in their neutral relationship.
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in europe, emerged not for the lack of documents but for the deficit of mutual trust and confidence. i would like to say that a report [no audio] democracy of the western states and other ones by russia. the third one by the countries in between who are represented by two participants on the panel ukraine and georgia. i would like to say that the institutions should follow the problems. therefore, the panel of eminent on the in this work final report has been focused on the origin and depth of the crisis in european security.
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the suggested [no audio] there is no shortage of contact, including higher level meetings. there is an urgent meeting to find a way, hopefully build with confidence. ,he proposed recommendations although modest, i would like to say the proposed recommendations, although they are adequate fact for the challenges. as the common project should be less oriented to the new rhetoric [no audio] originated within the states and
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not between them. not between the west and russia, but within the west and within russia. what has to be done? in general, the terms one has to recommend to deescalate and demilitarized security policy. the priorities or strategies for corporation and the joint offices under the orc should conclude in 2016 following immediate steps and measures. first, prevention of the direct military confrontation between the west and russia. what should be focused especially on the question how to prevent unintentional military incidents. second, development of political , economic, and military conditions were a beautiful and just peaceful segment of the
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crisis around ukraine as well as other regions. i would like to say that the interim report of the group was directly focused on the solution of the crisis in and around ukraine. , excuse me, third, the omission in ukraine, to ukraine, to monitor andg supplement is -- the agreement. and forth, operating a frame for the lasting political sentiment within theine crisis new european security order, which has to be based on the following elements. core and fundamental political component of a new has repulsed the
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national territories of states and the industries of internal political order. thatd, confirmation of principles. i have in mind and sovereigns of force,who will use non-intervention in internal affairs, respect for human rights, equal rights, and demilitarization of peoples, cooperates it -- cooperation of states, and in good faith, obligations under international law. the fifth element which has to be taken in this broader context in operativeon of and adequate risks, military and --military research
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measures. interest ores of rejection of the ideas of zones of interest, or privilege, interest for great powers, or the principle of sovereign and equal rights over the states, of the states who belong to the osc. next element is revitalization and active isolation -- activation of the arms control process. and on new act, new sense of confidence and security measures under the osc offices. adjustment of the existing institutions and origins to the new tasks and challenges.
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i would like to say that not everything has to be reinvented, but many things will be rediscovered. some of these mechanisms could be operated. in fact, it seems to me that the time is ripe to initiate the process of negotiation with an aim to find a common security denominator for the west and russia in the form of a new security arrangement. such a negotiated compromise has to reconcile both a different threat perceptions and national security interests. it has to be done in a world which is more interconnected, or contested at the moment -- more contested at the moment, and more complex than in the past years, which we know as cold war period. therefore, the new european
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security system has to be more integrated, and as i said, interconnected. interdependent. because the world is more fragmented and contested, there is a need to take under consideration the existing political needs and demonstrate both flexibility and sense of direction effective in the use of priorities. in a way, how they are the final effort under the title. thank you very much for your attention. [applause]
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>> thank you very much for your introduction, and adam for the overview of the report. the copies are outside the door. we will look forward at the work we have been doing. very much appreciate the opportunity to have this discussion here at the atlantic council today. let me start with the secretary-general. i reflection on i think something that might be underappreciated, which is the role of one international organization in ukraine, is playing today. role has been very critical since the start of the conflict and continues to be critical. if you could reflect where that might evolve over the future and could bewhat the osc doing that is bringing all of us together. thingsof the surprising
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is the vote in this. at the beginning of the crisis, the european union, we have been dealing with ukraine. we have been dealing with the crisis both. they recovered at some point. it was somehow one-sided. the ground for them to engage in what became an extremely with the medias and the narratives was so different. i am where there was a need for inclusive approach -- and where there was a need for inclusive approach for them to play their role. provide.sc was able to the table around which, how can i say, controversial manner this was discussed, there was an agreement, a needed for international goals.
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trylitical process, and to to stabilize the situation, but to try to unify the narrative on the conflict. so that mandate was mainly mandate of monitoring and reporting back and forth, trying to devolve this kind of expansion of different narratives that could have also broke to an expansion of the conflict. it is also that we have deploying, there was a story by the monitors and also the differences within the communities. here,e monitors come from monitors come from various european countries, and from russia. multinationalng teams. they tell us the story together the way they see things, etc. we forced everybody to look at things from the same
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perspectives. i think that was a good contribution to the international community, feet on the ground, but also in lowering the amount around this conflict. is political process normandy, you may be following the progress. on the ground, the mandated mission which is mainly what we are monitoring, it is unarmed observers we have. we have expanded, a thousand people, 700 monitors and support. most of which is now deployed in the eastern regions. it is a mandate that tests battle, been expanded to cover other functions. basically supporting the value of implementation, monitoring areas where we have military
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equipment being moved. reporting back that some of the subsequent date it was new the line of combat. so it was a warning in relation to a possible violation of the cease-fire. show that atto times when we see division or a portion of the conflict back in europe where we hoped we would not be after the end of the cold phasee would open a new of corporation -- cooperation, we see that border is not being sustainable as we were expecting. we are seeing conflicts. in the post-cold war cities from mold over to georgia -- moldova
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to georgia, ukraine is a larger expression of that problematic. we sit at this table around which we have to discuss differences, understand problems . tools.ate the some of them go back to the cold war days. they need to be adapted, modernized, and adjusted to address more challenging nature of the conflict today. that is the agenda we have in the osc, and is a work in progress. >> so our report, as professor rotfeld described, we had two reports, one that looked at ukraine, one that made recommendations to improve it. how to even do a better job, because as we concluded, the osc was critical and remains a
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critical part of this. the second part of the report said that we need to have a diplomatic strategy that is both immediate and longer-term based on the implementation. we said nothing can happen until the fundamental part of on-site is resolved. what we are hearing -- of the conflict is resolved. what we are hearing in the longer-term, we should be looking at that. >> it seems to release the report. in 2015, the situation has , and maybe serious it has not been implemented, conflict has been frozen. hasrisk of these incidents to radically increased. today is, our focus
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really to avoid an escalation of the situation caused by unintended accidents, incidents. for a solid,s a call stable, military cooperation. europes a joint defending principal that we have all agreed. it makes more implication of the united states. the united states has to be at the table. this crisis over the ukraine goes beyond ukraine, beyond europe, and into the geopolitical sect to many countries. that is the immediate focus we have to take. and the long run, we have to find a strategy how to define the security status

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