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parents didn't teach them about respect. [cheers and applause] mother. you would y [cheering] respect. respect. receipt and decline in america once again. -- we see it in decline once again in america. people don't respect the government. government does not respect the people. not even our veterans. >> boo! >> politicians don't respect the constitution. life ofnot respect the the infant in the womb or that elderly who languish -- the elderly who languish alone.
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[cheering] others, you don't respect the police. -- they don't respect the police. the men and women who risk their lives every day for every one of us. [cheering] office, we know this all too well, many in public office don't enforce or respect the rule of law, isn't that right, mrs. clinton? [cheering] .at's right there [cheering] too many citizens don't respect
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our laws either. many of our allies, they don't respect us anymore. friends, it is really sad and heartbreaking, to see this happen to the country that we love. this is our home. it belongs to us. to our children, to our grandchildren. it is where our dead are buried. and we deserve better and we can do better. [cheering] like us, donald trump understands that we have to turn this around. we have to restore respect
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across all levels of society. us, hillary clinton believes the status quo is just fine because she helped create it. donald trump knows that a nation without borders isn't a nation at all. hillary clinton, she does not believe in borders. knows that a country must put it citizens first. and what about hillary clinton? she thinks america's just another nation and a global order -- in a global order. understands, he that america's greatness comes from her people, from her freedom.
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[cheering] clinton, she believes our greatness can only be found in the ever-growing, bloated government bureaucracy that only she, her majesty, can rollover. she believes that there is a government solution for every column. no hillary, you are the problem.
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[cheering] i was thinking about back when i was in high school, 1979, we were in a mess back then. we waited in line for gas, we'd waited -- we waited for hostages to come home. we waited for someone to convince us that the long national nightmare would soon be over. and then, ronald reagan rode in just-in-time to restore our national confidence -- [cheering] he is watching us today. [cheering] he is watching. n to restore our national confidence, restore our economy and our military. today, many of our people wait wait for ae
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strategy, any strategy to keep us safe, and our veterans, they die waiting for decent care. >> boo! with donald j trump, thank god that wait is over. [cheering] it is done. [cheering] and donald trump has pledged to work tirelessly to get our country back on track. plainly, say this very we should all, even all you boys with wounded feelings and , we love you, but
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you must honor your pledge to support donald trump now! tonight. [cheering] tonight. [cheering] i hope they are listening to you. i hope they are listening.
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my friends, this is the most election -- most important election since 1980. i worked for ronald reagan and i remember, before he came along we had, you know, things were bad. we have stagnating wages, skyrocketing health care costs, doubling of the debt, threat of isis and the rise of china, and the democrats answer to all that is to nominate the woman who helped orchestrate america's decline. >> boo! >> think about it. some cruel joke. like skinny jeans on men or man buns . a bad joke. i don't want to sit around and
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tell my kids stories someday about how great america used to be. do you? >> no! >> we never give up. challenge, wery fight and we went. -- win. we are americans! [cheering] need, america, we need a president who believes in the constitution and who will fight for us, not against us, treat us like an ally, not an enemy, fight alongside with us. [cheering] we are not the enemy, we are the people! [cheering]
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we are not your servants! hours -- ours. [cheering] friends up there in hello --, i feel, >> boo! >> two all my friends up there in the press, you all know in won thert donald trump republican nomination. you know it. you know why he won it? because he dared to call out the phonies, the frauds and the corruption that has gone on unexposed and uncovered for too long. [cheering] too long! do your job. [cheering]
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doing your job is a novel concept. [cheering] people on another table network was talking about how there was no energy in the room last night, what are you seeing here with the people? america is on to you. donald trump respects us enough to tell us the hard truths about what has happened to our country.
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on issues like immigration, trade, our diminished status around the world, even in the face of unfair criticism and , they had their chance. now it is our chance. [cheering] america, let us tonight go forth and reject the politics of division. let's defeat the clinton machine. [cheering] send the consultant, the pollster, the lobbyist packing!
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[cheering] let's give the power back to the people. [cheering] trumpt's elect donald president of the united states! [cheering] god bless you and god bless the united states of america! [cheering] please welcome president of beginning gingrich productions, selling the best
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series. >> thank you for that warm welcome. newt and i are excited to be with you. with so many of you friends at this extraordinary convention. we have enjoyed reconnecting this week with republicans from all across america. at many of you know, we love american history and recognize that we are gathered here in cleveland at an historic moment. nominate a week we republican candidate for president who for the last year has given hope and encouragement to millions of americans. many candidates, he has received more republican votes in primary than any other republican in history. [cheering] as he assured us that we can make america great again for all americans. we are proud be working to elect
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a president who will put america first and make our country safe again. there also delighted by selection of governor mike pence as the vice presidential candidate. [cheering] we have known governor pence since he first served in .ongress in 2001 we are confident he will make an exceptional vice president. tonight, he's going to speak about making america first again and safety at home and abroad. as the son of a career soldier, newt was convinced at an early age to dedicate his life to our country and the protection of freedom. he has been studying national security since 1958. tonight, he speaks from first-hand knowledge having served in the united states congress as well as on the
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defense policy board, the terrorism task force, and united states commission on national security. newt has been a lifetime fighting to put america first. to keep america safe and to return power to the american people. please welcome my husband and former speaker of the house, newt gingrich. [cheering] >> thank you for that very
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generous welcome. ista, she you call writes documentary film's, right books, sings in a choir, plays the french horn, i'm amazed at her achievements. i'm also proud to be here as a republican activist to see the extra effort donald trump has invested in bringing your pelican party together. [cheering] with no requirement for endorsement, he encourages competitors to speak once again. governor rick perry, donor chris christie, governor scott walker, dr. ben carson, senator rubio and senator ted cruz have all responded to donald comes generosity. [cheering] i think you misunderstood one paragraph that ted cruz, it was a superb orator said, i want to pointed out to you, ted cruz
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said you can vote your conscience for anyone who will uphold the constitution. in this election, there is only one candidate who will uphold the constitution. [cheering] to paraphrase ted cruz, if you want to protect the constitution of united states, the only possible candidate this fall is the trump-pence republican ticket. [cheering] that way we have the republican ticket to implement republican principles in washington. what i want to focus on is the subject that is dominated by thinking for decades, how do we keep america safe?
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keeping america safe is the first responsibility of the print -- president. any fascinating things to watch about the extra ordinary historic rise of donald trump are the most significant has been donald comes courage to tell some important truths about our national security. for example, we are at war. we are at war with article toamist, they are determined kill us. they are stronger than we admit and there is no substitute for victory. [cheering] in contrast to donald trump, our national security and foreign oficy elites are incapable speaking with such honesty while they lie about the threat. we need to tell the truth about the danger. if our enemies have their way, not a single woman in this room
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could define her future. if our enemies have their way, gays, lesbians, transgender citizens would be put to death as they are today and the islamic state. if our enemies had their way, every person on earth would be subject to conversion by the sword and a cruel and violent system of law. there would be no individual liberty. there would be no equality. there would be no freedom. if you doubt we are at war, if you doubt that the threat is as real as i said, let me refresh your memory. on monday, an afghan refugee in germany used in acts and -- axe to stop passengers. isis claimed responsibly after a tunisian man driven cargo crock -- truck into a crowd of friends. he murdered 84 people including 10 children. injured over 300 other 32 weeks
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ago, almost 300 people were killed and more than 200 wounded and bombing attacks in baghdad. two days before that, radical islamists in bangladesh killed , including three american college students. a few days before that, at the us temple airport in turkey, isis attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 44 people and injured hundreds more. last month, a radical islamist in paris stock to french police officer to his home where he murdered the officer, tortured his wife to death in front of the three old son while streaming it all on social media. he was puttered out loud whether to kill the three-year-old when he was killed by police. three days before that, an attacker pledge of allegiance to exist and 49 people in an orlando nightclub and wounded dozens more. all of this in just the past 37 days.
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we cannot let ourselves groan im to the circulating -- gro w numb to be speculating atrocities. [cheering] analysismous -- estimated since january, 2015, some 30,000 people have been killed at the hands of terrorists. let's be clear, donald trump is right. we are at war with radical islamists, we are losing the war and we must change course to win the war. [cheering] let me be very clear, because i know the news media will do their best to distort this, we
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have nothing to fear from the vast majority of muslims in the united states or around the world, the vast majority are peaceful. they are often the victims themselves. they are people we would be happy to have as our friends and neighbors. [cheering] the challenge is when even a billionrcentage of a people support violence against those who disagree with them, that is still a giant recruiting base. for example, the research finds that only 9% of muslims in isis favorably. unfortunately, 9% is 16 million people that is just one country. the truth is all that we are losing the war with radical islamists, we have been very lucky. worsenger we face is much
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than the horse that happen in germany on new year's eve when 1200 women were assaulted. it is worse than what is happening in france where there are stabbings of jews in the streets and the nation security chief warned recite that europe is on the brink of civil war. it is worth that what is happening in israel when average citizens fear for their lives whenever they leave their homes. the danger is worth than september 11 when 19 hijackers murdered almost 3000 americans. the worst-case scenario is losing an american city to terrorists armed with weapons of mass destruction. instead of losing 3000 people in one morning, we could lose more than 300,000. instead of losing two great buildings, we could lose block after block after block to a nuclear event. that is not just my view, back in january of 2001, the
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commission warned the terrorist acquirell require -- weapons of mass destruction and some will use them. americans will likely die on american soil, possibly in large numbers. later, dangerous or greater than a world where pakistan has nuclear weapons, north korea has been weapons and i ran -- iran is close to having nuclear weapons. very real threat. this brief is the heart of the matter, we are sleepwalking through history as though this is all about politics. it is not. [cheering] it is about our safety and survival of the country. we cannot keep in place the people and the systems that have brought us to this point and then lie to us every single day about the threat. that is why every american should be terrified at the
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prospect of a hillary clinton presidency. hillary clinton has been right at the center of this dishonesty. we know this and ministration and the allies lied to us about the iran nuclear deal. we know it because they openly bragged about it to the old -- new york times between a fully clinton lied about us know in the about the terror attack in benghazi. we know that hillary clinton and president obama lie to the american people when they said they can safely screen the syrian refugees. they cannot. and yet, hillary was to increase the number of refugees by 500%. when you hear about hillary's remember, this is not about politics. dishonesty hillary's to the loss of america as we know it. [cheering] the first of four to safety is elected a leader who will be truthful with the american
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people about the realities we face. only then will we understand support and demand that strategies require to confront the threat and because safety and security of the preconditions for our freedom and prosperity. it is also the first step towards rebuilding the america we love. donald trump understands this. that is why he will rebuild our military because he knows that a strong military is the best way to secure peace. donald trump will secure our borders because there is no such thing as a nation without a quarter. donald trump will enforce immigration laws, he will end the policy of nonenforcement and and the abuse of our visa program to protect american workers. donald trump will take care of our veterans by holding bureaucrats accountable. he will far those responsible for the waiting lists and will give veterans more choices about their care.
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with donald trump's leadership, no pure cat will get between a veteran and their doctor. [cheering] donald trump will get america voting again. he will blow apart the ridiculous regulations and requirements that the -- drive infrastructure cost and the time i to get things build. the dollar company for such a program make us once again the most competitive economy in the world. donald trump will rebuild our education system and give every parent of every income and every ethnic background a choice about where their child goes to school. donald trump will help us rebuild and strengthen the community. [cheering] the first of the safety. the basis for strong families and a good jobs and vibrant neighborhoods, that means restoring law and order. donald trump will showed zero-tolerance for people
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calling to the death of police officers. [cheering] think about this. if anyone publicly threatens the life of a president in, the secret service is on the men an instant. our law enforcement officers deserve the same respect as the president of the united states. [cheering] of course if individual officers are thought to have violated someone else's rights, page must be held accountable under the law. nation under god, with liberty and justice are all. that has allowed us to absorb more people from our backgrounds than any nation in history. nobody is above the law and nobody is too small to deserve the protection.
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donald trump one our party's nomination because he is willing to tell the truth about the things that matter. he is a great running mate and mike pence. they will put our safety first and they will defend america first. [cheering] proud to stand with them. tonight, the challenge for everyone in this hall and everyone republican, democrat, independent watch at home and those we cannot concur -- ,ontinue on the current course we must rise above the politics we have inherited. ignore the lives of the news media and old order. reject the dishonesty of hillary clinton. stand with donald trump and mike pence for what we know is true. we can make america safe again, we can make america work again, we can make america first again and together, we can make america great again for all americans. thank you and god bless you. [cheering]
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>> joining us live on the phone is the chair of the democratic national committee, debbie wasserman schultz. thank you for being with us. >> you're welcome, steve, my pleasure. >> how much of this convention
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so far have you been watching here in cleveland? >> well, i think quite a bit of it. enough to see how divisive and feminist the rhetoric has been -- divisive and venomous the rhetoric has been. enough to see how uncomfortable speaker ryan was, so much so that he was really unable to wholeheartedly embrace or support donald trump, or even speak his name more than twice during his remarks. you can see throughout the whole tenor of the convention that they are really training all of their messaging against hillary clinton, and really doing nothing to lay out their own vision. was the theme of make america work again, and they laid absolutely no policy out on how they would create jobs or anything to continue to move the
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economy forward. that will be in stark contrast to what we see in philadelphia. which is where i want to on.ow up as they have been talking about, are you tweaking, changing, taking a second look at how it will unfold in philadelphia? >> no, we have been preparing all along to layout hillary clinton and the democrats' vision for how we can move our economy forward, to build on the economic progress we have been able to make under barack obama. we came out of the worst economic crisis since the great depression, caused by republican economic policy focused on taking care of people at the very top at the expense of the middle class. but we made progress, need to help people feel that they are on more firm ground, to make sure the economy works for everyone. that is the theme you will see running through the convention. you will hear our speakers, a
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diverse array of our party leaders and activists, talk about and explore the virtues of hillary clinton and what a fantastic president she will make. but also very clearly lay out the policies and division of the democratic party. that is not what's going on -- and by the way, our hall will be full, unlike the republican convention in which they struggle to fill the seats, because donald trump is so toxic. >> will senator bernie sanders have a primetime slot next week? >> yes. sen. sanders: be speaking on monday evening, i believe in prime time. absolutely, he will help kick off the convention. >> and finally, let me ask you about your home state of florida. hillary clinton is going to be in florida on friday. there is speculation that her running mate will be announced either friday or saturday. any insight into the timeline? >> we are thrilled that
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secretary clinton will be coming to florida on friday and saturday. to come to orlando and south florida as well. the final stages of making a decision about who her vice president will be, and i don't think there has been any decision about where that will it's certainlyi going to be in dramatic contrast to the ambivalence and buyers remorse donald trump appears to have. she'll be announcing it in more than just -- >> debbie wasserman schultz, you have a busy couple days. we will see you next week.
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hillary clinton becomes the first woman nominee. life coverage begins monday on c-span, the radio app and c-span.org. >> former presidential candidate and texas senator ted cruz was booed at the convention when he spoke to delegates, encouraging them to vote their conscience but not endorsing donald trump for president. next, highlights of the third night of the republican convention begins with senator cruz. announcer: please welcome united states senator ted cruz of texas. [cheers and applause]
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cheers and applause] > thank you. thank you and got bless each nd every one of you. heidi and i are so honored to join you here in cleveland, where lebron james just led an incredible comeback victory. and i am convinced, america is
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going to come back, too. i want to congratulate donald trump on winning the nomination last night. [applause] sen. cruz: and like each of you, i want to see the principles of that our party believes prevail in november. [applause] conventions are times of excitement, but given the events of the last few weeks, i
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hope you will allow me a moment to talk to you about what is really at stake. just two weeks ago, a nine-year-old girl named caroline was having a carefree texas summer, swimming in the pool, playing with friends, doing all of the things a happy child might do. like most children, she relied upon the love that she received from her mom, heidi, and her dad, a police sergeant named michael smith. that is, until he became one of the five police officers gunned down in dallas. murdered,r father was caroline gave him a hug and a kiss as he left for work. dadas they parted, her asked before. timeif this is the last you ever kiss or hug me?
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later, as she thought of her fallen father, and that last heartbreaking hug, caroline broke down in tears. how could anything ever be ok again? michael smith was a former army ranger who spent decades with the dallas police department. i have no idea who he voted for in the last election or what he thought about this one. but his life was a testament to devotion. [applause] sen. cruz: he protected the very protesters who mocked him because he loved his country and his fellow man.
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his work gave new meaning to that line from literature, to die of love is to live by it. [applause] as i thought about what i wanted to say tonight, onhael smith's story weight my heart, maybe that is because his daughter caroline is about the same age as my eldest daughter, and happens to share the same name. ay be it is because i saw video of that dear, sweet child choking back sobs as she remembered her daddy's last question to her. maybe it is because we live in a world where so many others that had their lives destroyed by evil in places like orlando and rouge.nd nice and baton
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maybe it is because of the simple question itself, what if this, right now, is our last time? our last moment to do something for our families and our country? did we live up to the values we say we believe? did we do all we really could? that is really what election should be about. that is why you and millions like you devoted so much time and sacrifice to this campaign. we are fighting not for one particular candidate or one of usgn, but because each wants to be able to tell our kids and grandkids our own our best, that we did for their future and our country. [applause]
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[chanting usa] america is more than just a land mass between two oceans. america is an idea, a simple but powerful idea. freedom matters. [applause] sen. cruz: for much of human history, government power has been the unavoidable constant in life. government decrees and the people obey. but not here. queen, we king or have no dictator, we the people constrain government. [applause]
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sen. cruz: our nation is exceptional because it was built on the five most beautiful and powerful words in the english free.ge, i want to be [applause] sen. cruz: never has that message been more needed than today. we stand here tonight, a nation divided. partisan rancor, anger, and even hatred are tearing america apart. are furious, rightly furious at a political establishment that cynically breaks its promises and then ignores the will of the people. [applause] sen. cruz: we have to do better, we owe our fallen heroes more
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than that. [applause] of course, obama and clinton will also tell you that they care about our children's future. and i want to believe them. but there is a profound parties' in our two vision for the future. [applause] sen. cruz: there is is the party team,hinks isis is a jv that response to the death of americans in benghazi by asking, what difference does it make? and thinks it is possible to make a deal with iran which celebrates its holidays, death
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to america day, and death to israel day. [booing] friends, this is madness. president obama is a man who does everything backwards. obeynts to close one-time and open upo bay our borders. he exports jobs and imports terrorists. enough is enough. and i am here to tell you there is a better vision for our future, a return to freedom. on education, your freedom to
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choose your child's education, even if you're not as rich as hillary clinton or barack obama. [applause] on health care, your freedom to choose your own doctor without obamacare. [applause] on taxes, your freedom to provide for your family without the irs beating down your door. [applause] internet, keep it free from taxes, free from regulation, and do not give it away to russia and china. [applause]
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sen. cruz: freedom means free speech, not politically correct spaces. [applause] sen. cruz: freedom means religious freedom, whether your christian or jew, muslim or atheist. [applause] whether you're gay or straight, the bill of rights protects the rights of all of us to live according to our conscience. freedom means the right to keep and bear arms and protect your family.
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freedom means that every human life is precious and must be protected. [applause] freedom means supreme court justices who do not dictate all of the, but instead, follow the constitution. -- the do not dictate policy, but instead, follow the constitution. and freedom means recognizing that our constitution allows states to choose policies that reflect local values. colorado might decide something different than texas. york, different than iowa.
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that is the way it is supposed to be, diversity. [applause] sen. cruz: if not, what is the point of having states to begin with? [applause] [chanting usa] sen. cruz: hillary clinton believes government should make virtually every choice in your life. [booing] sen. cruz: education, health care, marriage, speech, all dictated out of washington. but something powerful is happening. we have seen it in both parties. we have seen it in the united kingdom, unprecedented brexit
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vote to leave the european union. [applause] sen. cruz: voters are overwhelmingly rejecting the political establishment and overwhelmingly rejecting the government. [applause] sen. cruz: that is a profound of, and it is one earned by each and every one of you. people are fed up with politicians who don't listen to them, fed up with the corrupt system that benefits the elites instead of working men and women. [applause] sen. cruz: we deserve an immigration system that puts america first, and yes, builds a
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wall to keep america safe. [applause] sen. cruz: the government that stops admitting isis terrorists as refugees. [applause] sen. cruz: we deserve a trade policies that put the interests of american farmers and manufacturing jobs over the for thenterests lobbyists. [applause] and if we stand
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together and choose freedom, our future will be brighter. freedom will bring back jobs and raise wages. freedom of will lift people out of dependency to the dignity of work. [applause] we can do this. 47 years ago, to this day, america but the very first man on the moon. [applause] sen. cruz: that was the power of freedom. our party, the republican party, was founded to defeat slavery. [applause] sen. cruz: abraham lincoln, the
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first republican president, signed the emancipation proclamation. [applause] together, we passed the civil rights act, and together, we thought to eliminate jim crow laws. [applause] sen. cruz: that is our collective legacy, although the media will never share it with you. those were fights for freedom, and so is this. sergeant michael smith stood up to protect our freedom, so do the soldiers and sailors and airmen and marines every day, fighting radical islamic terrorism. [applause]
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[chanting usa] sen. cruz: and so did the family of alton sterling, who bravely called to end the violence. [applause] sen. cruz: so did the families of those murdered at the charleston emmanuel church over forgave that hateful, bigoted murderer. [applause] we. cruz: and so can we deserve leaders who stand for principles, the unite us all behind shared values, who cast
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aside anger for love. that is the standard we should expect from everybody. listening, please, do not stay home in november. [applause] sen. cruz: if you love our country, and love your children as much as i know that you do, stand and speak and vote your conscience, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you andt to defend our freedom to be faithful to the constitution.
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[applause] [chanting we want from -- trump] appreciate the enthusiasm of the new york delegation. and i will tell you, it is love of freedom that has allowed millions to achieve their dreams. mom, the first and her family to go to college, and my dad, who is here tonight, who
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fled prison and torture in cuba, coming to texas with just $100 sewn into his underwear. love that i hope will bring comfort to a grieving nine-year-old girl in dallas. her to willing, propel move forward and a dream and soar and make her daddy proud. we must make the most of our toents to fight for freedom, protect our god-given rights, -- even with those with whom we do not agree, so that when we are old and gray, and when our work is done and we give those we love one final
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kiss goodbye, we will be able to and i wasom matters part of something beautiful. [applause] sen. cruz: the case we have to the to the american people, case each person in this room has to make to the american people, is to commit to each of them that we will defend freedom and be faithful to the constitution. [applause] sen. cruz: we will unite the
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party, we will unite the country, by standing together for shared values by standing for liberty. god bless each and every one of you, and god bless the united states of america. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome to cleveland, the next president of the united states, mr. donald j.trump! >> this was the scene early wednesday when donald trump and mike pence arrived in cleveland with their families. wednesday night, governor pence accepted the nomination. here is his 40 minute acceptance speech.
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>> please welcome the speaker of the house, paul ryan. [applause] rep. ryan: hello my fellow republicans. i could not be more proud of our vice presidential nominee. [applause] i served with this man in the house of representatives. we became very good friends. i was this man up close. i have seen what he is made up. let me tell you something about mike pence. this is a man of solid character, this is a man who sees public service as a calling, not a career. he has served honorably with
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great dignity. the results are impressive. this is a man who led the charge to ban earmarks in congress, and he won that fight. [applause] as governor of indiana, he passed the largest income tax cut in state history. he balanced the state budget. [applause] this man is a reagan conservative through and through. progrowth, pro-life, pro-strong defense. [applause] most importantly, he is the father of three beautiful children, michael, charlotte, and audrey. he called his wife karen, "the best part of my life." my fellow republicans, the man
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that you have nominated is a man of faith, a man of conviction, a man you can trust. he comes from the heart of the conservative movement in the heart of america. now, we need to send him and donald trump straight to the white house. [applause] there is no doubt in my mind that he will bring real change to washington. i have every confidence that he will do us all proud. so, ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce to you the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence. [applause]
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gov. pence: mr. chairman, delegates, friends, and my fellow americans, thank you from
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the bottom of my heart. i am deeply humbled by your confidence, and on behalf of my family, here and gone, i accept your nomination to run and serve as vice president of the united states of america. [applause] gov. pence: and, let me thank speaker paul ryan for that gracious welcome. paul, you're a true friend and a great american leader. paul knows me well, and he knows the introduction i prefer is just a little bit shorter. i'm a christian, a conservative, and a republican, in that order. [applause] you know, i'm new to this campaign. and honestly, i never thought i'd be standing here. i thought i'd be spending this evening with all my friends from the great state of indiana. [applause]
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yet there i was, a few days ago in new york city, with a man who won 37 states, who faced 16 talented opponents and outlasted every one of them, and along the way, brought millions of new voters into the republican party. [applause] gov. pence: he is a man known for a large personality, a colorful style, and lots of charisma. i guess he was just looking for some balance on the ticket. [applause] for those of you who don't know me, which is most of you, i grew
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up on the front row of the american dream. my grandfather immigrated to this country. i was raised in a small town in southern indiana, in a big family with a cornfield in the backyard. although we weren't really a political family, the heroes of my youth were president john f. kennedy and the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. [applause] when i was young, i watched my mom and dad build everything that matters. a family, a business, a good name. i was raised to believe in hard work, in faith, and family. my dad, ed pence, was a combat veteran in korea. [applause] dad ran gas stations in our small town and was a great father. if dad were with us today, i have a feeling he would enjoy this moment, and probably be pretty surprised. but, it is such a joy for me to tell you that my mother is here.
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[applause] would you join me in welcoming the light of my life, my mom, nancy? [applause] gov. pence: you know, growing up, i actually started in politics in the other party, until i heard the voice and the ideals of the 40th president, and i signed on for the reagan revolution. [applause]
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but the best thing that ever happened to me, even counting tonight, is that 31 years ago, i married the girl of my dreams, a schoolteacher and artist. she is everything to me. would you welcome my wonderful wife, karen pence? [applause] and, regardless of any title i will ever hold, the most important job i will ever have is spelled d-a-d.
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karen and i are blessed. karen and i are blessed to be the parents of the three greatest kids in the world, a writer named charlie, a college student named audrey, and a second lieutenant in the united states marine corps, michael j. pence. [applause] i'm so proud of you guys. [applause] gov. pence: if you know anything about hoosiers, you know we like to suit up and compete. we play to win. that is why i joined this campaign in a heartbeat. you have nominated a man for president who never quits, who never backs down, a fighter, and a winner. until now, he has had to do it all by himself, against all odds. but this week, with this united party, he has backed up, and on november 8, i know we will elect donald trump to be the 45th
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president of the united states of america. [applause] gov. pence: we will win because we are running on the issues facing this country, and because we are leveling with the american people about the stakes and the choice. the american people are tired of being told. they're tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. they are tired of hearing politicians in both parties tell us that we will get to that tomorrow while we pile a mountain range of debt on our children and grandchildren. as ronald reagan used to say, they are tired of being told that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives better for us than we can plan them for ourselves. [applause]
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in the end, this election comes down to just two names on the ballot, so let's resolve here and now that hillary clinton will never become president of the united states of america. [applause] gov. pence: hillary clinton essentially offers a third obama term. the role is perfect for her. she championed obamacare because years earlier she had all but invented it. the national debt has nearly doubled in these eight years, and her only answer is to keep borrowing and spending. like the president, she thinks that the path to a growing economy is more taxes and more regulation and more government. [booing]
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they tell us this economy is the best that we can do. [booing] it is nowhere near the best we can do. it is just the best that they can do. [applause] i know firsthand, it doesn't have to be like this. in my home state of indiana, we proved firsthand that we could grow the economy on balance budgets, low taxes, even while making investments in roads and health care. [applause] indiana is the state that works because conservative principles work every time you put them into practice. [applause]
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[chanting] gov. pence: today, while the nation suffers under the weight of $19 trillion in national debt, we in indiana have a $2 billion surplus, the highest credit rating in the nation, even though we've cut taxes every year since i became governor four years ago. [applause] we have fewer state employees than when i took office, and businesses large and small have created nearly 150,000 new jobs. there is more hoosiers going to work than ever before. that is what you can do with commonsense republican leadership, and that is exactly what the no-nonsense leadership of donald trump will bring to the white house. [applause]
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donald trump gets it. he is the genuine article. he is a doer in a game usually reserved for talkers. when donald trump starts is talking, he doesn't tiptoe around the 1000 new rules of political correctness. he has his own man, distinctly american. where else would an independent spirit like is find a following that in the land of the free and the home of the brave? >> usa, usa, usa! gov. pence: the funny thing is,
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the party in power is helpless to figure out our nominee. the media has the same problem. they all keep telling each other that the usual methods will work against him. they always think they have done him in until they wake up the next morning to find out donald trump is standing and stronger than ever before.
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the man just doesn't quit. [applause] he is tough. he perseveres. he has gone about as far as you can go in business but he has never turned his back on the working men and women that make this country grow. [applause] donald trump will never turned his back on those who serve and protect us at home and abroad. [applause] it has been a heartbreaking time for the women and men in our law enforcement community. in this time of great testing for them, let us let them know, here and now, all across this country, we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line of law enforcement in america. [applause]
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gov. pence: while donald trump was taking my measure as a possible running mate, i did some observing myself. i have seen the way he deals with people who work for him at every level. i have seen the way they feel about working for him. i will grant you, he can be a little rough with politicians on the stage, and i'll bet we see that again. [applause] but, i have seen this good man up close. his utter lack of pretense, his respect for the people who work
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for him, and his devotion to his family. if you still doubt what i am saying, remember, as we say back home, you can't fake good kids. how about his amazing children? [applause] aren't they something? these are the true measures of our nominee, chosen by the voters as the right man for these times. the outsider, my running mate, who turned a longshot campaign to a movement. over in the other party -- if the idea was to present the exact opposite of a political outsider, the exact opposite of
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and on calculating truth teller, and you have to hand it to the democratic establishment, they outdid themselves this time. at the very moment when america is crying out for something new and different, the other party has answered with a stale agenda and the most predictable of names. people in both parties are restless for change, ready to break free of old patterns in washington, and democrats are about to anoint someone who represents everything that is country is suffering from. the status quo. the choice couldn't be more clear.
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americans can elect someone who literally personifies the failed establishment in washington dc, or we can choose a leader who will fight every day to make america great again. it is change versus status quo. my fellow republicans, when donald trump becomes president of the united states of america, the change will be huge. [applause] gov. pence: for years, we have had fundamental problems in america to get talked to death
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in d.c. but they never gets old. they even get worse. we have heard economic policies deeply unfair to american workers. mandates from the executive branch. it seems that no aspect of our lives is too small for the present administration to supervise, and no provision of the constitution is too large for them to ignore. [applause] meanwhile, we have seen borders that go on respected, a military that has been diminished,
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promise after ringing promise to our veterans promptly forgotten. then, donald trump came along. he started saying what practically everyone was thinking anyway, that our leaders need to be stronger. under donald trump, our deals will be smarter, our soldiers will have what they need at our veterans will have what they earn. we will secure our borders, protect our nation. we will be more serious, and when we do, this nation will start winning again. [applause] that is the message that men and women in both parties have been longing to hear. none of us should think for one second that this should be easy. the outcome of the selection depends on us and how we contend with an incredible onslaught is coming our way. this won't be america's first glimpse at the clinton machine in action, as bernie sanders can tell you. this time around, she will have the press doing half her work for her. [booing] the good news is, it won't be nearly enough, not against a
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candidate who has captured the attention of a country the way donald trump has. [applause] on issue by issue, he and i will take our case to the voters, pointing out the failures of the obama-clinton agenda, and showing a better way. we will win the hearts and minds of the american people with an agenda for a stronger and more prosperous america. [applause] the establishment in washington, dc, thinks it is only a narrow race to voters who are giving donald trump a serious look. i can tell you firsthand, there are a lot of americans out there who feel like democratic politicians have taken them for granted. [applause]
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it is union members who don't want a president who promises to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. those miners want an american energy policy, and they know donald trump digs coal. [applause] it is african-americans who remember generations of hollow promises about safe streets, better schools, and they know donald trump will fight for equal opportunity, and he loves educational choice. [applause] it is hispanic americans who respect the law, want jobs and opportunities for their
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families, who know that donald trump will uphold the law and get this economy moving for every american. [applause] you know, the party of lincoln was founded upon equality of opportunity. during these difficult days, it will be our party and our agenda that opens the doors for every american to succeed and prosper in this land. [applause] in so many ways, the democratic party has abandoned those it used to protect. maybe they have become too entrenched in power. so comfortable at times that they lose patience at the normal legislative process. it is so much simpler to impose their values by executive order or court action. make no doubt about it, hillary
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clinton has some ideas along those lines too. [booing] as this election approaches, every american should know that, while we are filling the presidency for the next four years, this election will define the supreme court for the next 40. [applause] we all had better think very carefully about what this means to our contact what this means for our constitution and limited government. elect hillary clinton and you had better be used to being subject to unelected judges using unaccountable power to take unconstitutional actions. [applause] for the sake of the rule of law, for the sake of the sanctity of life, for the sake of our second
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amendment, and for the sake of all our other god-given liberties, we must ensure that the next president appointing justices to the supreme court is donald trump. [applause] and, hillary clinton's record on foreign affairs gets even worse. with hillary clinton, we had to undo all of the gains of the troop surge, a staggering misjudgment that let isis on the loose. it is clinton who negotiated the disastrous agreement with the mullahs in iran. and it was hillary clinton who left americans in harm's way and
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benghazi and after four americans fell, said, "what difference does it make?" [booing] as the proud father of a united states marine, let me say from my heart, anyone who said that, anyone who did that should be unqualified from ever serving as commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the united states of america. [applause]
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seven and a half years of barack obama and hillary clinton's policies have weakened america's place in the world. terror attacks abroad, scenes in france just a few days ago, and the attempted coup in turkey all attest to a world spinning apart. history teaches us that weakness arouses evil. hillary clinton and barack obama's foreign policy of leading from behind, feigning resets with russia, and the rise of isis, our testaments to this truth of history. we cannot have four more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends. [applause]
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america needs to be strong for the world to be safe, and on the world stage, donald trump will lead from strength. [applause] donald trump will rebuild our military and stand with our allies. donald trump will confront radical islamic terrorism at its source and destroy the enemies of our freedom. [applause] and, if the world knows nothing else, it will know this. america stands with israel. [applause]
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you know, if you look at the calendar this morning, you might have noticed, the presidency of barack obama ends exactly six months from today. [applause] >> we like mike, we like mike! gov. pence: this much is certain of the obama years.
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they are not ending well. there seems to be so many things that divide us, so few great purposes that unite us as they once did. it is at moments like this, moments when politics fail that i believe we do well to remember that what unites us far exceeds anything that sets us apart in america. [applause] that we are, as we have always been, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [applause]
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should i have the awesome privilege to serve as your vice president, i promise to keep faith with that conviction, to pray daily for a wise and discerning heart, for who is able to govern these great people of yours, god. my fellow americans, i believe we have come to another rendezvous of destiny. i have faith in the boundless capacity of the american people and faith that god can still heal our land. [applause] >> we like mike, we like mike! gov. pence: we have a choice to
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make. this is another time for choosing. if you want a president who will protect this nation, confront radical islamic terrorism and get rid of isis. if you want a president who will restore law and order to this country and give law enforcement the support and resources they deserve. if you want a president who will cut taxes, grow our economy, and squeeze every nickel out of the federal bureaucracy, if you want a president who will build strong borders and enforce our laws, and if you want a
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president who will upend the status quo in washington, d.c. and appoint justices to the supreme court who will uphold the constitution, we have but one choice, and that man is ready, this team is ready, our party is ready, and when we elect donald trump the 45th president of the united states together, we will make america great again. [applause] thank you and god bless you. and, god bless the united states of america. [applause] ♪ [applause]
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♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its
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caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> washington journal is live from the republican national convention in cleveland. will speak to the university of virginia's president. us to discuss the top issues for him as a delegate , hispanic voter and millennial. daily newsr for the will give us a recap. and will look ahead to the close of the rnc and donald trump's acceptance speech. be sure to watch the washington journal at 7:00 a.m. this morning. >> the media is changing right now. we have to adopt to that. it is exciting the way we are iterating digital and all. huge priorities in the cycle.
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we are innovating digital into all aspects of this convention. we are making sure there is content to make sure -- we are trying to capture content behind the scenes, and have things set up to it we will be doing a live stream, which we are excited about. we will be integrating facebook and twitter. the rnc 2016 app will help bring information about the proceedings directly into the palm of your hand. actually be able to livestream it as well. we will have experience built in for folks actually coming to cleveland.
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the information about transportation there, there will be information around cleveland, so we are really excited. it gives you more access. there is always that access, more than sitting in front of your tv screen. that is what it really does. it makes everything connected. it is important. our engagement with people we want to reach. we are going to be using that platform that we make is important, to be able to reach voters there, give a unique insight into the platform and we are excited. facebook will have some space here. they will be helping us getting some content from our speakers on instagram. we are excited about that. twitter as well, they will also have some stay elsewhere.
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we also have google, the official livestream and digital video provider. gavel-to-gavel on the youtube channel. it is interesting the company has a physical and not just an online presence. she is our little mascot here. we created a content campaign around her. we have been sharing it with state parties and delegations and sharing it online as well. you heard everybody keep the lookout for her. definitely more on the convention. we are really working hard and have i think about several come
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to help us support our operation. we are really appreciative of that. it still takes a lot of work. i imagine i will be running around everywhere. content teams going out trying to capture content from our delegates going around in the convention. we want to tell those stories . also supporting the live stream making sure the videos are from the convention, automatically archived. it is really about making sure everything is amplified. the moments are living on past the conclusion of the programs for each evening. we are bringing the convention online, making it accessible online and try to create opportunities for people beyond just the speeches. it is exciting and we're going in this direction to make sure you're able to be engaging. >> now, remarks from eric trump
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speaking to delegates at the republican convention. ♪ me eric trump. [cheering] >> wow! wow! good evening, cleveland. [cheering] wow! here such an honor to be so, so, so, soe much. that is my father. [cheering] 13 months ago, my father; down and told us the time had come.
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bycould no longer sit idly and watch our beloved country, the country that had given our family so much success, so much opportunity crumble before our very eyes. he confirmed to us that he was prepared to announce his candidacy for president of the eyes states. -- united states. to a knowledge that ours would not be the past, that we should prepare ourselves for what was to come. that we would quickly learn to our true friends were. without hesitation, we each committed with unwavering support. this time, none of us could have predicted what lay ahead. the records he would break, the stadiums he would fill, the movement he would start. today, my father stands before you with the most primary votes of any republican candidate in
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the history of our nation. [cheering] he shattered voter record registration across the country to defy the predictions of every single political pundit and turned tradition of into must-see tv. [cheering] he has inspired multiple generations including my own. millennials like myself who have so little faith in our politicians that they no longer even consider public service to be a noble career. a year ago my father was a businessman. like many americans, easily could no longer stand to see what was happening to our great country. he could no longer stand to see special-interest dollars dictate and competent foreign policy that puts foreign countries before our very own. he could no longer tolerate an inept administration that considers giving $150 billion to
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and releasing five radical islamic terrorists a successful negotiation. he could no longer bear witness to our continued second amendment attacks. [cheering] he did no longer stand to see the words christmas stripped from public use or the pledge of allegiance removed from our schools in an effort to be politically correct. [cheering] so my father made a courageous decision to set aside a company to which he has dedicated his entire life, to set aside a global brand that he has made synonymous with success, quality, uncompromising, just the best. at a time when the people at the
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pinnacle of their career like my father would have held back her lifestyle that has truly become the epitome of the american instead choseer to give bedroom back to the people it has alluded for so long. [cheering] as daunting as a journey of seeing it would be, for him it was the easiest decision in the world. after all, who better to implement common sense is missed approaches to the country? who better to apply practical solutions to the impractical decision-making of an administration that has bred a $19 trillion debt? one which goes up by $32,000 a second and over $2 billion a day? who better to implement common sense tax reduction for one of the highest taxed nations of the world allowing our citizens to keep more of what they earn as
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opposed to have it squandered away by our inefficient government. who better to negotiate the return of callous american manufacturers? disco, four, carrier, back to the united states when they began than a man who is single-handedly employed tens and tens and tens of thousands of people across the country. [cheering] it is time for a president with common sense. it is a time for a president who understands the art of the deal and appreciate the value of a dollar. our tax dollars. it is time for the president who is always been the want to sign the front of the check, not the back.
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throughout my father's career, he has been repeatedly called on by government to step in and save the over budget public project. the iconic old post office in washington dc to name one. back in 2000 -- a city in new york had to refurbish a simple i can rake in central park. the project dragged on for six years and blew over $13 million. $5 million over an already inflated at you. that is what my father who overlooked the disastrous construction site from his office window each and every day decided he had to step in. disgusted by government incompetence and ineptitude, he invested $2 million in his own money to complete the project. what had taken the city over , my a decade to botch father completed less than six months ahead of schedule and
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over a million dollars under budget. [cheering] it is time for a president who can make america rate again, ahead of budget and ahead of schedule, too! [cheering] my father has revitalized neighborhoods, shaped skylights across the country and turned dreams into reality. it is what he does. it is who he is. askedwinfrey was famously my father if he ever envisioned running for presidency of the ad states, his answer, only if they got so bad that i had no choice. only if they got so bad that i
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had no choice. gentlemen, and that they has come. as i travel the world with my dad building the greatest golf courses and hotels, i see the unmistakable look in his eye. i see in his id and dignity of frustration of domestic infrastructure that is complete disarray and a longer on par with so many other developed nations. sadness ofs eyes the innocent lives lost like those of kate steinle and so many others cut short by illegal immigrants in century city's, victims of a revolving door of government ineptitude and corruption that leaves innocent americans defenseless. [cheering] i see in his eyes the humiliation of an education system ranked 30th in the world.
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see nearly $400 billion trade imbalance with china. the safety light on trade imbalance with mexico and it continues to -- the distinguished of the middle east which has cost our nation's trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. today as he in his eyes, a man who truly loves his country. who is proud of his country and who once his country to be great again. [cheering] i want to thank my father over there for the life he has provided me. for the life that he provided my family and the life that he has
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provided all of our employees of the world. i would do think my father for the life he has enabled me to provide for my future children with my beautiful wife as we start thinking about that amazing captain -- chapter of our lives. to that end, i often think about the legacy i was to leave my children and to meet, there are few things i hold closer to my heart and charity. for me, it is the essence of who we are as human beings, it is the barometer by which we are to be measured for our time here on earth. as my luther king junior one said, life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? when i was 22 years old, i founded the air come foundation to benefit st. jude's research hospital, an incredible organization. [cheering]
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i run my foundation based on the principles my father taught me, honesty, integrity, and values. i expect other charities to be notby the same moral code, to serve as conduit for personal enrichment, not become a beacon of corruption and scandal. [cheering] to whom much is given, much will be required. this is a very believe i've told my father to make this great sacrifice. to run for the most powerful, yet unforgiving office in the world. there is no greater calling, there is no more selfless and act. to the unemployed voters at home, wondering how you will make your next mortgage payment or other payment, my father is running for you. [cheering] veteran tuning into the
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speech from his or her hospital who has been ignored and disrespected i and ungrateful system, my father is running for you. [cheering] do the schoolteacher forced to walk through metal detectors each and every day to an underfunded school, my father is running for you. [cheering] labor watch me right now, forced to have a job i -- out of a job and document and workers, my water -- father is running for you. [cheering] to the oil and gas industry workers denied a job because of radical regulations from the radical epa, my father is running for you. [cheering] mothers, families with russia needs children's, middle-class families who can no longer afford medical benefits,
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sufficient to cover their everyday needs, my father is running for you. [cheering] this november, asking to be true to yourself and both for the candidate you know is running for the right reason. but for the candidate who is never been a politician, but for the candidate who is never received a paycheck from our government. [cheering] thank you. but for the candidate who can't be bought, sold, purchased, colors, intimidated, or steer from the past that is right, just, and true. [cheering] and quite frankly, friends, but
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for the one candidate who does not need this job. [cheering] never have i been more proud to be a trump. never have i been more proud to be my father son. i'm incredibly honored to be part of this journey on which he to playted our family such an integral part. dad, once again you have taught us by example, you are my hero, you are my best friend, you are the next resident of united -- president of the united states. [cheering] god bless america. [cheering]
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>> washington journal is live from the republican national convention in cleveland. coming up this morning on the final day of the convention, we'll speak with university of virginia presidential studies director barbara perry and then the executive director for college national committee will join us to discuss the top issues for him as a delegate, hispanic voter. will give ura bishof us a recap of the day's events. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal beginning live from the republican national convention in cleveland. at 7:00 a.m. this morning. today is the last day to have republican convention and we'll be at the delegation breakfast with former new york mayor rud

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