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in the campaign for donald trump? >> absolutely. it has to be. justice scalia was one of the brightest judicial mind that we've ever had on the conservative side and many some of justice are to replace him. steve: any further reaction to what happened here last night when senator cruz refused to endorse donald trump? lyin'ted lived up to his name. thinkds on the deal and i he committed political suicide. steve: we have rochester, buffalo, new york city represented. thank you for the time. susan. susan: we will take some telephone calls. jerry, connecticut. republican. what did you think? >> three months ago, i saw the donald trump was the answer, what could the question be. however, since that time, and especially this is been hammered
home, for too many of our citizens, it is not just that the government does not work for us, it actively works against us. diminish thems to standard of living in the freedom of the people of this country. at least for many of us. when i heard donald trump speak that he will be my voice, that he will make the government work for the people, not against the people, and that he will appoint judges that respect the constitution from i thought, i'm sold. kyle, florida. republican. i'm calling as a republican and most likely come november, probably one vote for donald trump. i still find his rhetoric just too divisive and as a reasonable voter, i have trouble voting for someone who does not appear to hold the american ideals of acceptance and equality.
i don't like it likely to either. so i probably won't be voting for either of them. i like to point out that there are more important things in an election and for me it is not worth sacrificing core values simply to it here to party lines. thank you. susan: thank you for the call. mark, des moines. republican. >> i'm calling today in support of donald trump. i've been a supporter since june 16, 2015. i would like to put this mental image in our mind right now. i know a lot of people have seen the movie rambo. the second one. when he is captured by the be enemies and is sitting there with a microphone in his hand you.e says i am coming for
we are coming for hillary rodham clinton. at 1:00 continue or 20th, donald trump ought to appoint the attorney general rudy giuliani and immediately issued to arpaio to arrest hillier -- only problem clinton and the rest of him from the foundation. this is an interesting year. i don't ever remember, for many years, the conventions where we have said locker up. that we have had a criminal on the other side of a ticket. she is running for her life. , i'me does not win expecting people will go into exile and hide someplace. she is so corrupt. susan: thank you. republican from georgia. you are on the air. >> hello. how are you tonight? susan: we are doing fine. what is your reaction to donald trump's speech?
>> i loved it. i sat here and i watched the whole convention. i love the politics, always have. abouta little skeptical mr. trump at the beginning, the more i learned about him and the more i learned about what he stood for, i've gone through and researched him and i am on the trump carrying now. now.he can get to atlanta and i went to see him. i think he is the person that we need at this time in our history to do what needs to be done to get this country back. susan: thank you. steve is back on the convention floor. steve: we're still with the new york delegation. the balloons are on the floor. kind of tough to move or other three delegates from new york and one from new jersey. this is michelle from rochester, new york.
and christine. let's begin with you. the speech by donald trump? >> i think his ability to put everything in line, taking america's priorities and told us he will tackle them. i think he has vision and the energy and this time, as you said, he will work for us. that is the most important thing anyone could have said. steve: the speech was an hour and 15 minutes. how did it feel inside the room? >> it was exciting because everyone was listening to him lay out his vision. a vision for america since i have not heard since ronald reagan. what with all tonight was donald trump went from candidate donald trump the president donald trump. trump?what about ivanka >> it was fantastic and very real. exactly who she is. she is his daughter and that is how she introduced him. you can see the love, she would try to show us exactly who heard
that is, the father that she tows is a man we will get know. steve: chris christie and administration? >> he is heading up the transition team. when the administration kicks off, he's going to have a significant role. he has not said that and mr. trump has not said that come but he is really valuable player here. he is going to be a significant role here. question, one sentence, one line, one phrase you will take away from the speech tonight? >> he wants opportunity for all americans. not just one group. all americans. he wants everyone to be better off as a result of his presidency. steve: for you? >> donald trump's dinner with us. we need someone who is with us. steve: how cool was the bowling drop? >> amazing.
you almost wait for this all week long. >> loved all the speeches. when the balloon drop comes down, that is it. now we're going out back to the state to take the message back. steve: what a great way to end -- >> what a great way to end the party. we are ready to go out and work for donald trump to make sure he is the next president. our country needs that. steve: thank you all very much. susan: thank you. we will go back to telephone calls. eileen is in boulder, colorado. republican. impressed by the whole convention and i went back and re-listened to rubio, christie, gingrich and mike pence. said,rength of what they i believe that he will do it. i believe he will bring the
republicans back together and our darryl glenn, running against in the senate here this upcoming election, will be able michael bennet who is a democrat. i'm hopeful. susan: ok. , avondale, pennsylvania. republican. >> i thought donald trump did a fantastic job to do. i want to say that i'm african-american, strong supporter of donald trump. book sensate african-americans don't support them, they are lying. many of us, mcauliffe professor also. blue collar that support donald trump your i thought he hit all the points
needed. he is defined, talks within edge and talk to every aspect of the american society. he did not leave anybody out. i believe he is the next president of the united states. susan: thank you for your call. salisbury, maryland. .epublican >> how are things going? believe ine can't this county, in the eastern shore of maryland that we can actually elect someone as powerful as donald trump. uspan has been giving beautiful, unbiased comment and we appreciate it. we just want everyone to know man,this country needs a or a woman, it does not matter, that has beautiful concepts.
beautiful beliefs. a beautiful family. sorry about the dock. -- dog. and so, we are going to do everything we can to assist in that effort. susan: thank you for the call. on twitter, greater american tweets trump will bring back the safety of our freedom. we told you that donald trump acceptance speech was the longest gop excepted speech in recent history, let's take a look at the chart and see how it compares with other gop acceptance speeches since 1984. donald trump and at one hour and 15 minutes. the next closest was george w. bush in 2004 at one hour and two minutes. next up is michael, georgia. democrat. >> hello. the total convention,
everyday because i was concerned about what the topics may be. still that iw is really did not hear him talk too americans the african and the united states food i heard him say things about helping the school systems and poverty levels and different things like that, but he mentioned so many times about the young lady in nebraska who was injured or killed by a mexican. he really did not mention all the travesties that happen in the african-american community where cops are killing innocent people. i'm still concerned, even with hillary's campaign whether or not the african-american will still have a place in american society. it still seems like we are not
really considered or even taken seriously with our issues and everything right now with what donald trump has said tonight was still yet to be seen. people can make promises all the time and we hear that from many candidates over the years. we have heard the same thing, i'm still concerned about what will transpire even if he does become the president of the united states. susan: thank you very much. we will return to steve scully on the floor. susan withre with three hats. from montana. >> i'm from antenna. -- montana. none of the hats are from montana except the red white and blue one of came to honor a friend of mine. steve: what did you think of donald trump? >> it was magnificent.
i'm very emotional. i'm very impressed. someone thatg at has the potential for being another ronald reagan and ronald mocked by a lot of republicans for not being very smart or being silly and he was anything but silly. margaret thatcher was his teammate. i thought everything that donald trump said tonight was right on target. it may not be politically correct but our world is in such a state, i have a 17 month old granddaughter and i have a precious grandson who is four years old this month and i am , ie as an alternate delegate was elected by the people of montana because i knew this was
historic and this is historic. i think you are watching the next president of the united states. you can feel it. steve: can the trump-penn state it when? win?nce ticket >> yes. steve: ted cruz? >> i'm not sure he can remember the 1976 conflict. gerald ford got the nomination. i was working on the ronald reagan campaign and we were devastated when he did not get the nomination. but, in the end, i think it was good that he waited and in this case, donald trump is the one that has gotten the nomination and he won fair and square. now it is time for some of the little babies to put their big pants on, including the governor is acting likely a little baby and also a
gentleman from texas who has gotten a whole lot of people, including me supported him very angry. ted cruz should be ashamed of himself. but you know what, i don't think it matters. i think mr. trump is going to get the blue dog democrat. he will get the independent, he will get minorities, he will get a whole bunch of people and i think we're going to have a wonderful landslide like we did with ronald reagan. steve: collecting a lot of paraphernalia. we will let you do that. i will turn over to tom and downtime -- tommy valentine. you are from virginia. >> i came here as a delegate for ted cruz. steve: what happened last night? >> i thought it was shameful the way the convention treated ted cruz. and ted cruz we have a guy who i spent his entire life when he for conservative values and principles, he is taken personal and professional and political
hits for the stances he is taken. and people are billing him because he did not bow before a person who spent his entire life donating to democrats and advocating liberal values and who just recently decided he is to come hijack our party for his own benefit. just the way people turned on him was shameful. steve: you do not sound like a donald trump supporter. >> it is hard not to be smiling after you have thousands of balloons dropping off to come up with the speech was barack obama 2008 all over again. it was buzz words empty promises, platitudes. no specifics. believewe will do this, me, we will do this. we will do this and that. nothing about how we will do it. nothing about what exactly will get done. just leave me, we will do it. all the stuff we knocked obama about 2008, we said he is not
specific and is promising change. donald trump is the same. make america great again. how will you do that? steve: as the republican from the battleground state of virginia, key to either follow -- thumbs-up or liquid in? >> i will vote for donald trump. hillary clinton is very bad. tot donald trump you have roll the dice. hillary clinton, you know she will do bad things, donald trump might do good things on accident. i will vote for trump. steve: you don't sound enthusiastic? >> party unity have to be a two way street. i've been wearing a wristband that says prove it. donald trump has to prove that he is worthy of the support of the grassroot states. i don't think he has done that so far. if we just unify him for the sole fact that he is the nominee, then he things he hasn't made and does not need to sell his promise to us. he doesn't need to take more
conservative positions. him, thent give it to i don't think it will work. steve: in your gut, who wins? >> hillary wins. i think humans virginia easily. i think trump could carry ohio, go to college in ohio. i've seen the appeal he has in ohio. he might swing ohio and pennsylvania that donald trump believes virginia. there is no way he will make a claim your. i will make a disclaimer that people set a year ago that donald trump whenever wind emanation and he did. -- win the nomination and he did. i can't see him winning virginia and the presidency. it is that for our party and our country because with what we just did at this convention, we basically gave hillary clinton the white house. we had 17 candidates and we nominated the worst one. steve: tommy valentine from virginia. take you very much. -- thank you very much.
susan: back to the telephone calls seeking a reaction from the four-day republican convention and particularly donald trump's acceptance speech. postll show you his first convention week after this call. go ahead, john. >you are on. umm, i want to say that i voted for obama his first term. i grew up in chicago. he wanted change. he wanted to do something. i was coming out of high school and i thought he was going to do something. he did not do anything. next time around, i was a ron paul fan. they doing that exact same, opposite, the reciprocal with what they did to ron paul. they're giving him more coverage
and i'm happy it is working. but i'm tired of being duped. susan: that is john from colorado. asiandavid writes my chinese wife is sold. he became a citizen in 2006 and proud to be an american and want to great america again. molly, dallas. democrat. >> hello. i'm calling from the great state of texas. i was born and raised as a democrat, but i have to tell you, i am impressed with donald trump. if the party does not get itself together and it's going to lose this election and that will be sad for the world. set for the united states. donald trump is well spoken. i'm definitely on the trump woo! -- woo i believe that america can come
out of the financial situation, i believe america can be stronger and i think all the that are wanting all the explanations and plans of how it will happen, these things would not be divulged. go trump. susan: thank you. writes donald trump is like the g.i. joe of our politics. he is a true american champion and hero. return to the floor, steve scully has a congressman. florida,ngressman from what is your thought about the speech tonight by donald trump? >> i think donald trump checked every one of the boxes. he cast a very wide net. made an appeal for women about the safety of our communities for them in their children and future. reached a writeup for bernie
sanders but it. if he can win them, he will win the election. he went across the whole spectrum. i've been go to conventions since 1960. he went after latinos, african-americans, lb gt although i doubt that you -- all the way down to q, and his casting a wide net. ellen thought he would win and defeat all the other 16 adversaries. nominee andght, the on his way to the presidential contest. steve: are you confident, cautious? >> you never know. we live in an instantaneous news era and thing changes so dramatic. what has takenk place is unbelievable. even my committee, we lost 49
people in the last month and a half from a terrorist attack in orlando. where people come to have fun and enjoy themselves. the world changes dramatically. nice, the other night. we saw the slaughter of more than 80 people and children. we live in a totally different world and you don't know what is good to happen in the next 3.5 months. steve: is your party united? >> as united as we've ever been. republicans to throw the toys out of the playpen. it is part of our nature. you get to republicans and you can start a tremendous debate. probably as united as it will be. there are some people that still have some wounds.
primary incan history, at least i have read in history and we have not had to adjourn the convention and then reconvene at another city. smooth.been relatively steve: thank you for your time. susan, back to you. susan: next on our phone line is rosemary, republican. arizona. being a trumpart told her until -- follower until quite late in the primaries. i'm all into it now. i've been listening and listening to all the candidates and the have been listening, especially the last couple days about some of the republicans, the leaders that part acting
like leaders -- are not acting like leaders. they are not doing what is good for the party or the country. unitedly we will get before the election. i'm impressed, and what took my breath away was his children. a man these days that can raise children that as -- are as smart ashis guitar and loving, -- his kids are and loving. i was impressed. susan: on twitter, donald trump did not meant climate change at all, will not get my boat. -- vote. robert, chicago. >> i'm an independent. i've been watching both candidates pretty closely as i make a decision. i think his speech was a little long. first time i heard some clarity and what his platform is.
his primary campaign was very jumbled. he moved back and forth and i think you would try to settle down. i make a person so the majority of the population around the is all democratic. i look at it this way, i'm going to vote for the best candidate. it's not an issue of a party boat. this is an issue with picking the best candidate and what i've seen from hillary's background makes it questionable. i'm not comfortable with mr. trump on all his ideas but i believe he will be more engaged in the economy and business. social issues is something he will not attempt to change. he was in the entertainment business. he has a lot of lgbt people working for him. his plate is fully loaded with economic issues at this point that is -- it is worth the risk to go with mr. trump. , cook live in chicago county, illinois. i have seen what mike pence can do with indiana and hoping that some of that can be done at the
u.s. government level. we have an all democratic control government in chicago and it has delivered us 20 years of death. debt.ve -- 20 years of and i'm hoping trump can be like reagan. steve: steve scully has three women on the floor of the convention. they are all first-time convention goers. this is stephanie from virginia. what did you think? >> this week has been crazy. being from the virginia delegation, we had the big girls bite on monday and the nomination and it has been busy trying to make some changes, try to make things happen. still been a good expense.
tonight, i don't think -- he made lots of great promises, make the country great but he has not provided clarity. how are to change the immigration system. more generalities. i think it's a more systematic -- specific for who wins people over. steve: can he win? >> i don't know. a locking happen in the next 3-4 months. steve: thank you for talking to us. the prize for the longest flight. american samoa. what has this a sprint like for you both of you -- experience been like for both of you? >> learned a lot with what is going on and what the convention rnc, this is where
you hear the roles of the convention. steve: why did you come and why donald trump? >> i admire him. this is the first time i ever heard the people elect him instead of the party. that impressed me. peopleoing back to the instead of party ties. people take him and the party comes later despite -- or interesting. people have to elect who they want. listen to donald trump tonight, a word or phrase, what was your take away? >> my take away is his leadership needs to be changed. the system is not working. he will do it. people, he is for
all of us. he is for us. steve: wendy go back to america similar? -- when you go back to america samoa? >> monday. steve: safe journey. >> his rhetoric is rough, but he is not incompetent. he will utilize the bright minds of his family, politicians, and political advisers. pamela, democrat, florida. what are you thinking? opportunitye had an to kind of camp out. i am a disabled veteran, and a retired apartment manager. it gives me an opportunity to alter myo frazzled and
schedule. i have been praying hard for the lord's wisdom in this. i am almost always voting democrat. trumpght about donald earlier in the campaign. can't, ijust afraid i just can't trust him. it was clear how well he could do in speaking publicly after someone helped him with his speech, or helped him with what to stress. i am not sure what the difference was, but it sure sounded more human. hisve such trouble with yelling and blowing up and the racist comments. i don't know if this was put on today, and i was a single mother
for 12 years. i know that i could dress my son and daughter of real pretty and handsome, and take them out, but toi less -- left of them their own devices, they would head for the nearest mud puddle because they are kids. im afraid i am not willing to take that chance. steve: -- up, republican from ohio. caller: yes. asould just like to say that a country boy from central ohio, down to earth, i am so tired of that we, the misleading see with the present administration. i think donald trump, with his tough talk, is just what we need. he says what he thinks. i believe that he will do what he says he is going to do.
it makes me feel safer, as an american. i really think trump is our man. a country boy from ohio. steve is back on the floor with the delegates. kissinger is a kasich delegate from ohio. you came in supporting your governor. how did donald trump do? >> he did fabulous. i was very impressed. i will tell you what, i came in, as you said, supporting governor kasich. i believe he has a great approach. but i will tell you what, donald trump really blew it out of the water. he hit so many areas important to me. i am a navy veteran, so i have been in the military, so the reform of the v.a. he spoke up is important for me. i'm a strong supporter of the arts. he spoke to the lgbtq issue very
well, very eloquently. there were so many things i believe is a republican about caring for people and loving people and doing it in a way that shows that we care about our fellow man and woman. i believe he spoke in an eloquent way and that regard. a must win state for any republican. can donald trump win ohio? x i believe he can. there is amazing momentum. he started in the primary season, there were 17 people in the race, now at -- he is the only one left. i believe this momentum, it's an unprecedented momentum happening here, and i strongly believe that donald trump will win ohio in november. steve: dave kissinger, from the ohio delegation. you are both from washington dc and you come from two different perspectives. "never trump" button.
>> the day he secured the nomination, i vowed to do two things, whatever i could to make sure there could be some sort of unbinding or battle to possibly allow delegates to vote their conscience, or to vote for gary johnson. i will be voting for gary done -- here he johnson. steve: donald trump didn't convince you? thing he could've said to convince me was to decline the nomination. steve: that's an amazing statement. patrick is also from washington, d.c. the district of columbia is not a bastion of report -- republicans, but you are a republican. >> an alternate delegate. is, d.c. republican party does have a local presence. it does win local opposite him time to time. at a presidential level, what a lot of republicans in d.c. go do is go and participate in
virginia and maryland. for instance, justin and i are not that far apart in the sense that we both tried to resist i did come iat initially supported marco rubio. that is how i became an alternate delegate. he got out of the race, i supported ted cruz. i worked in some of the elegant races in northern virginia, to delegate races in northern virginia to elect delegates that were sympathetic to cruise. cruz. steve: the balloons are being pop so they can clean up. how do you think donald trump did? >> i thought he did great. i have to be clear, i have never been a never trump person. i was open to the idea that, if i had no other alternative, i would have to consider him. one thing and made a big difference for me is when i read the trump looks.
"the art of the deal" and the other one is "never give up." i looked at those books and thought, how could our nation use somebody that demonstrates this kind of creativity, drive, ambition, and i really see that it could be useful to our country to have a president like that. that is how i got where i am. steve: we feature "art of the deal" on our book tv series. susan, back to you. is 12:30 six. taking your telephone calls, about the republican national convention. we will be in philadelphia next week for the democratic convention. hillary clinton is having a campaign event tomorrow afternoon, and she may announce her vice presidential pick. we will carry that on c-span. heights, androuck independent. >> i live in new jersey.
steve: welcome -- host: welcome to the program. i originally voted for mr. obama. the second time around, i wanted romney, but i don't know what happened. i think the republicans kind of pulled back towards the end, as if they wanted to lose. when they put forth all of these candidates this time, it was very confusing, and i was wondering about their motivations. yet, mr. trump, how he spoke, was so honest and raw, and it was speaking to issues that were concerning me, that were happening throughout the world, not just in america. i still was a little skeptical, speakers tonight, a korean optometrist, she moved me. when i saw her passion for mr. trump, and i heard him speak this evening, and how organized he was, the thing to me, he was
hitting all of the important points, the specifics about jobs and rebuilding the country, and including everybody, all the .nner city areas it seems to me that it was going against what we were having all week long, these distractions about the speech being compared and the media dissecting melania's speech compared to michelle's. this election is not only about america. we are really struggling. he sees that. we can't do anything for the rest of the world. , and a good brother neighbor, to our allies, unless we are strong. right now, we are faltering. it goes beyond.
this current election coming up is very critical. i don't think many people understand how, you know, there is talk about climate change and petty issues, when the ramifications that go way beyond the, it is going to be demise of this country if we don't get our act together. i have been praying on it. there,let me jump in linda. we have so many colors. your calls. wayne in texas, republican. welcome. caller: good evening. trump,always been for and the thing is, i think ted cruz shot himself in the foot. i think his political career is over. borderng is, it's on the -- el paso is on the border of old mexico and new mexico. george bush had offense put up along here. -- it cap to be
illegal aliens out better than them walking across the rio grande, because the rio grande is dry most of the time. helped, because in the daytime, you can see these people from mexico running over, and you just help a are from mexico and not from -- hope they are from mexico, and not from somewhere else. thanks so much. steve on the convention floor. chrissie are with thompson from usa today. when people pick up the newspaper tomorrow or go online, you are reporting on the speech by donald trump. what will people read? >> i cover ohio. i work for several papers in ohio, and the question here with the ultimate swing state for republicans is, do ohio, they have been on the fence about
trump. do they know more about trump? can they answer their questions? when he has been in town all tonight lackedch a lot of specifics. it hit on the themes we have seen, people around the country economy andith the uncertainty. we see that from ohioans, as well. but the question is, whether to vote forgoing him. he says, we will get this done, without specifics. another question is whether people are going to believe some of the more inclusive messages we heard from if anke trump -- ivanka trump, or whether they will believe some of the more bombastic and at times belligerent things we here at his rallies. there are a lot of questions from ohioans, who have also seen donald trump feuding with their governor, who is popular here.
a great jobre doing with the popping of balloons behind you. let me ask you about the audience. who is donald trump's audience? >> a group of people who wonder whether people care to be president. he said he had a plan for america. 34% of ohioans think he is more prepared than hillary clinton to be president. that is not many. she had the advantage. so when he is going through his plan for america, not a lot of specifics for trying to rob lofty areas he wants to address and trying to speak to this group of people and say, i can do it, i can be president, trust me. the question is, whether people need more specifics, or whether they will believe a candidate who has had some of this business experience and who has galvanized people around the country. steve: we talked to a delegate critical that john kasich wasn't here tonight. >> we hear that in ohio.
but for the most part, people in the party have backed him. he is keepingy his options open for 2020. he said he shouldn't have to back a guy whose positions are still against what he believes in. that feud is not resolved. donald trump was critical of him and hesubtly on twitter, got on tv and said they don't even need to win ohio. there's a lot of stuff that is simmering with the party after the speech. party leaders said essentially, look. kasichly, if you'd with has not been resolved. the party as a whole will be on board with trump. this will work out. about whetherions every day people will side with the governor, and he believes they will. or whether they will side with thinks, -- whoho
thinks john kasich is being a sore loser. steve: the state of the republican party nationally tonight is what? >> i would say uncertain. we saw quite a bit this week, even last night with fracturing in the party. we have ted cruz and john kasich basically saying, no way, we won't be a part of this. there are some people who backed him. it is not clear whether this party is going to embrace being the party of trump. i don't think trumps speech answered that, bringing everyone together again. he gave a nice speech, according to his principles. the question is, whether people will buy into that. i don't know if they heard enough tonight to make a decision. steve: chrissie thompson, i think we found one spot where they are popping the balloons and they are right behind you. that is our cue to say thank you. we will get a picture of what it is like on the floor. >> thank you. host: thanks, steve.
america,witter rights, the selection is too important to mess up. hillary gets elected, the country as we know it is done. next up is war and in misery, -- missouri, independent. go ahead. caller: i hope trump wins this hillary is in prison 2016. goodbye. alabama,ris in republican. what did you think of the convention? caller: i tell you what. you haven't had many democrats calling and so far, but steve scully found one on the floor at the interview, the girl from usa today. i think donald trump did great job in growing the republican tent tonight. i think he will allow a lot more people to come in and vote
republican and feel good about it. i think his movement towards the rule of law, the bedrock of this country, is an important thing, and i think that will start a chord a lot of people. i was impressed with the jobs he has created for people, and it occurs to me, and i think this is important, the only jobs i can think of that hillary clinton has ever created is for primarily russian and chinese hackers and members of the muslim brotherhood. that is all i have to say. host: thanks very much. stephen on twitter rights, the last nail has just been hammered into the coffin of honest a -- e's republican party. democrat, you are on c-span as we talk about the republican convention. i'm a bernie sanders supporter. after donald trump mentioned affordable college, affordable
money for college, i think donald trump will do it. i don't think hillary clinton has no, i don't think she has integrityyou call it, . she said she supports bernie sanders' affordable college education. i don't think she will do it. i think donald trump will do it. that's all i have to say. host: wendy from louisiana, independent. actually, i am a 20 year liberal who changed over to the republican party to vote for donald trump. i think he hit every base. he knocked it of the park. asis upsetting to me, somebody new to the party, i never in my wildest dreams thought i would ever be a republican. republican party was
crumbling. this man has infused it with and i couldn't, have asked for a better speech from this man tonight. i am proud of him, i am proud of his family. and asked democrat who is voting for a republican since come i think the last time was ronald reagan. touched on law enforcement, because i am from louisiana and we just lost our law enforcement officers in baton rouge. it hits close to home here. he backs the blue. i don't understand why the white -- blues not lit up lou for our officers. they are being killed on the streets every day. and donald trump will support these guys. i love him for that. host: thanks, wendy. next up, back to the floor with steve scully. steve: we have a delegate from washington state from utah.
this is paul from bellevue outside of seattle. and chris, from provo, utah. chris, how do donald trump do? >> i thought he did very well. i may ted cruz delegate. the losses still, it still hurts. but i thought he and his daughter did very well tonight. steve: many of the trump supporters are saying ted cruz needs to get over this. will he? >> it's tough, when you get the accusations as far as, you know, the name-calling to ted cruz's wife and father. i think he came as close as he will get. he congratulated him. i think donald trump needs to reach out, and i don't think it helps what he tweeted last night, and that is kind of what a number of us have concerns with with donald trump. i wish you would get over that. but if you can do half of what he said tonight, the nation would be much better off than it is right now.
steve: didier near vote? >> i am close. not quite there. give me a couple weeks. steve: paul from washington state, your thoughts? how did donald trump do? >> reasonably well in a number of areas. -- heconcerned that make may have overpromised on a couple things that the office of the presidency is in some sort of bowel -- all powerful office when it gives concerns comes to executive overreach, when he person says they will do all these things even though it is not obvious how the presidency is capable of creating those realities. that is a concern, but i think that in general, it was better than a lot of the speeches i have heard, and i was, i think i was surprised at times at how good it was. steve: where does your party go from here tonight, moving into the fall, trying to defeat hillary clinton? >> that is the one thing that is not in question. everybody is united in defeating
hillary clinton. we are most of the way there, but i think there is not a single person in this room that i know of that is not convinced that hillary clinton needs to be beaten in the fall. steve: and for you? >> i would at go that. i think when senator cruz said voting your conscience was important, a lot of supporters here of trump thought that was a dig somehow. but i think it is reasonable to interpreted as, the more you convince people that you have constitutional principles, the more you convince us that you recognize you need to limit government, the more you are likely to move our conscience to vote for you. gentlemen, we will let you catch your boss. thank you. >> thank you. thank you, steve. eight more minutes for telephone calls from cleveland, ohio. miranda wants to reply on twitter to our bernie sanders
caller, who is moving on to donald trump because of college education costs. she writes, trump will never gain the support of bernie's supporters. his speech was full of empty promises. rita in pennsylvania is a republican. what did you think? caller: i got the convention was excellent, and i have to give donald trump and eight an a plus,se -- because he had everything possible to the american people want to hear. donald trump will keep his promise, and i am so glad that he is going to go and stop china and all these countries bringing things in without paying for higher taxes to the united states. i do think donald trump will protect the american people. he will make sure that we are safe, and i am tired of people putting him down, because he is
a beautiful family, he is well-educated, he has money. he didn't have to get in this running for president. it was 17 men on the stage. he beat them all. -- some of them were getting petty and jealous. we need donald trump. we need to have a supreme court that is not liberal. he has to get in and put a good , andn in the supreme court that is my main concern. host: thank you, rita. twitter, romney, kasich, ted cruz, bush, don't make the mistake of thinking you are missed. next up is kevin in kansas, a democrat. what is on your mind? i would first thing like to say is, i think marco rubio john kasich and bush
should have stayed in. sayingng donald trump is , they would have had a great chance that they would have just stayed in and competed with them. i would like to say that it is a shame, trump hasn't said anything about social security benefits, how he can help the veterans, didn't hear anything on jobs, should have been more on that. infrastructure, didn't get much of that. that is what the american people are looking for in the president. not just donald trump, it goes for hillary clinton. the american people are looking for progressive achievements in this country. i would also like to say that they have burnt -- been pretty harsh on hillary clinton. didn't understand, 9/11, a guy
went through there with box cutters and 3000 people died. no one got in trouble about that. they were still running around. this lady had the mistake with four people who passed away, bless their hearts. he treated her like a dog. it is a shame that the american people are like that. we need to straighten up. something happens in this country, we will all be together, so let's straighten up and get together and stand up as the american people. i am voting for hillary clinton. said, dana on twitter someone said today, better a trump turning it than a clinton hemorrhage. tourniquet than a clinton hemorrhage. david, are you there? go ahead. speak up, please. caller: hello? i am here. host: what is your comment, david? caller: [indiscernible]
host: i'm sorry, we can't hear you. i will move on to claire, republican from arizona. welcome. you are on the air. claire, are you there? all right, we will tell you a little bit about tomorrow. hillary clinton's event. we will be live at 4:30 eastern time, the campaign rally from tampa, florida. it issaid earlier, expected that hillary clinton will be making her vice presidential announcement. a number of our crew members are moving right here from cleveland, ohio, to philadelphia. we begin coverage on sunday and we will be there throughout the week to bring you gavel-two-gavel coverage of the democratic national convention. that is it for our time tonight.
thank you for being with us. we will be back tomorrow morning with "washington journal those with washington journal and donald trump's acceptance speech. c-span, created by america's cable television companies. our live coverage of every minute of the republican and democratic national conventions is brought he was a public service from your cap -- cable and satellite provider. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] >> coming up friday morning, what compels voters in -- to candidate, who says people tend to vote against the opposing party. watch washington journal live at 7:00 eastern friday morning, join the discussion.
>> hillary clinton starts the weekend before the democratic national convention campaigning in florida. we will have live coverage of a rally in tempora beginning at 4:30 p.m. on c-span. >> the first time in our nations history, that a woman will be a major party nominee. >> at the democratic national convention in philadelphia, hillary clinton becomes the first woman nominee of a major political party for president of the united states. live coverage of every minute of this historic convention begins monday on c-span, the c-span radio app, and c-span.org. >> donald trump officially accepted the presidential nomination for the republican and 15 minutesr beach. he was introduced by his
daughter ivanka. >> ladies and please give a very warm welcome to ivanka trump. here comes the sun, little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter ♪ ms. ivanka: good evening. one year ago i entered is my father when he declared his candidacy. in his own way answer his own sheer force of will, he sacrificed greatly to enter the political arena as an outsider. and he prevailed against a field
of 16 very talented competitors. [cheering] for more than a year, donald trump has been the people's champion. and tonight, he is the people's nominee. [cheering] like many of my fellow millennials, i do not consider myself categorically republican or democrat. more than party, i vote based on what i believe is right for my family and my country. sometimes it is a tough choice. that is not the case this time. a proud daughter of your nominee, i'm here to tell you that this is a moment and donald trump is the person to make america great again. [cheering]
real change, the kindly in a decades is only going to come from outside the system and it is only going to come from a man who is spent his entire life doing what others said cannot be done. my father is a fighter. when the primaries got tough, and they were top, he did what any great leader does, he dug deeper, worked harder, got better and became stronger. [cheering] him fight for his family. i have seen him fight for his employees. i have seen him fight for his company and now i am seeing him fight for our country. [cheering] it is the story of his life and more recently, the spirit of his campaign. it is also a prelude to reaching
the goal that unites us all. when -- this party and better still this country knows what it is like to win again. [cheering] possible to be famous and not well known, that describes the father who raised me. in the same office of truck tire trump tower where we work together, replay and on the for next my father's desk constructing miniature buildings with legos while he did the same with concrete, steel and glass. my father taught my siblings and importance of positive values in a strong ethical compass. he showed us how to be resilient, how to deal with challenges and how to strive for excellence in all that we do. he taught us that there is nothing we cannot accomplish if we married vision and passion with an enduring work ethic. [cheering]
one of my father's greatest talents is his ability to see potential in people before they seated himself -- themselves. he taught us that potential managers into nothing without effort. and that like him, we each had a responsibility to work not just for ourselves, but for the betterment of the world around us. [cheering] over the years, on too many occasions to come, i saw my father care stories out of the newspaper about people and he had never met were facing injustice or hardship. wrote a note to his assistant and a signature pen and requested that the person be found and invited to come power to meet with him. he would talk to them and draw a pound -- upon his extensive networking on them a job or get
a break. they would leave his office as people so often do after having been with donald trump feeling that life could be great again. throughout my entire life, eyewitnesses empathy and generosity towards other, especially those who are suffering. it is just his way of being in your corner when you are down. father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be the next president, but also the kindness and compassion that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs. [cheering] my father has a sense of fairness that touches every conviction he holds. for morealongside him than a decade now at the trump organization i have seen how he operates as a leader making important decisions that shape careers and change lives. i have learned a lot about the
world from walking construction jobs down by his side. when run properly, construction sites are true meritocracy. competence in the building trade is easy to spot and incompetence is impossible to hide. [cheering] these sites are also incredible melting pots gathering people from all walks of life and uniting them to work towards a single mission. there have always been men of all backgrounds and ethnicities on my father's job sites and long before it was commonplace he also saw women. [cheering] talent.r values he recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it. he is colorblind and gender-neutral. [cheering] he has the best person for the job. .
words and promises, the matter how visionary they sound will only get you so far. in our vision, you are not a builder unless you have a building to show for it. or in my father's case, city skyline's. [cheering] most people strive their entire lives to achieve great success in a single industry. my father has succeeded in many on the highest level and on a global scale. one of the reasons he strives as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone. billionaire executives don't usually ask the people doing the work for their opinions of the work. my father is an exception. on every one of his projects you will see him talking to the super, the painter, the electrician, he will ask them for their feedback. if they think something should be done differently or could be done better.
one donald trump is in charge him all that counts his ability, effort and excellence. [cheering] this has long been the philosophy of the trump organization. my father's company, there are more female than male executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother she is supported, not shut out. [cheering] women represent 46% of the total u.s. labor force and 40% of american households have female primary breadwinners.
made $.83 for every dollar earned by a man. single women without children earned $.94 whereas married mothers made only $.77. as researchers have noted, gender is no longer a factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy, motherhood is. president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were up a significant portion of the workforce. he will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all. [cheering] as a mother myself of three young children, i know how hard it is to work while raising a family. i also know that i'm far more fortunate than most. american families needed relief.
policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties, they should be the norm. talk about wage equality, but my father has made it a practice at his company throughout his entire career. [cheering] pay,ll fight for equal equal work and i will fight for this right alongside of him. [cheering] >> trump, trump, trump! americans today need an economy that permits people to rise again. turn theresidency will economy around and restore the great american tradition of giving each new generation hope for brighter opportunities and those of the generation that came before. and donald trump, you have a candidate who knows the difference between wanting something done and making it
happen. [cheering] when my father says that he will build a tower, keep an eye on the skyline. 4 x 4, a soaring structure will appear, usually record setting and iconic in its design. real people are hired to do real work. vision becomes reality. father said that he will make america great again, he will deliver. [cheering] we have a chance this year to reclaim our heritage of the country that carries big and makes the impossible happened. trump isly, donald incapable of thinking small. when i was a child, my father always told me, if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.
president, my father will take on the bold and worthy fight. he will be unafraid to set lofty goals and he will be relentless
in his determination to achieve them. to people all over america, i said, when you have my father and your corner, you will never again have to worry about being let down. he will fight for you all the time, all the way, every time. [cheering] maybe it is the developer and him, but donald trump cannot stand to see empty main street and boarded up factories. he can't bear the injustice of college graduates who are crippled by student debt and mothers who can't afford the cost of childcare, required to return to work. [cheering]
others see the hardships of the unfairness and say they feel for you. only my father will say, i will fight for you. [cheering] the hard-working men and women of this country identify with my father. he is tough and his persevering. his honest and real. he is an optimist and he is a relentless believer in america and all of her potential. he loves his family and he loves his country with his heart and his soul. to be judged by their promises, not the results, i ask you to judge my father by his results. judges bodies by those he has instilled in his children. judges competency by the powers he has built. the companies he founded and the tens of thousands of jobs he has created. he is the single most qualified
person to serve as chief executive of an trillion dollar economy. $18 trillion economy. my father will call upon the best and brightest people from and bothes of industry sides of the aisle. a new set of thinkers to face our country's existing and future problems with fresh perspective and brave, new solutions. come january 17, all things will be possible again. we can hope and dream and think big again. no one has more faith in the american people been my father. he will be your greatest, truest, most loyal champion. [cheering] this is the fighter, the viewer you have chosen as your nominee in ways no one expected.
this moment in the life of our country has defined the mission and given it to extort a man. he is ready to see it all -- extraordinary man. ready to see it all the way through. speak every man and every woman of every background in every part of this country. to earn your trust and your boat. that and much more from the a long time ago, i have loved and respected him my entire life and i could not be more proud tonight to present to you and to all of america my father and our next president, donald j trump. [cheering]
usa! usa! usa! usa! thato would have believed what we started this journey on june 16, last year, we and i say we because we are a team. [cheering] would have received almost 14 million votes, the most in the history of the republican party. and that the republican party would get 60% more votes than it received eight years ago.
who would have believed it? [cheering] hand,mocrats on the other received 20% fewer votes than they got four years ago, not so good. [cheering] together, we will lead our party back to the white house, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. [cheering] we will be a country of generosity and warmth. but we will also be a country of law and order. [cheering]
our convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. the attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. [cheering] americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims. i have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that
today afflicts our nation will soon, and i mean very soon come to an end. [cheering] beginning on january 20th 2017, safety will be restored. [cheering] the most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its citizens. any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. it is finally time for a straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. [cheering] i will present the facts plainly
and honestly. we cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore. [cheering] so if you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media
myths, the democrats are holding their convention next week. go there. but here, at our convention, there will be no lies. we will honor the american
people with the truth, and nothing else. [cheering] >> usa. usa. usa. >> these are the facts: decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration's rollback of criminal enforcement. homicides last year increased by 17% in america's fifty largest cities. that's the largest increase in 25 years. boo! in our nation's capital,
killings have risen by 50%. they are up nearly 60% in nearby baltimore. in the president's hometown of chicago, more than 2,000 have been the victims of shootings this year alone. 4000 have been killed in the chicago area since he took office. >> boo! >> the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens. the number of new illegal
immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total of 2015. they are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety or resources. >> build the wall! >> one such border-crosser was released and made his way to nebraska. there, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named sarah route. -- root.
she was 21 years old and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average. the one in her class. her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law. i've met sarah's beautiful family. but to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more american life that wasn't worth protecting. no more. one more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders. what about our economy? again, i will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: nearly four in 10
african-american children are living in poverty, while 58% of african-american youth are now not employed. 2 million more latinos are in poverty today than when the president took his oath of office eight years ago. another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely. household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. that is 16 years ago. our trade deficit in goods reached, think of this, our it hundredit is billion dollars. think of that. $800 billion last year alone.
we will fix that. [cheering] the budget is no better. president obama has doubled our doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. yet, what do we have to show for it? our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in third world condition, and 43 million americans are on food stamps. now let us consider the state of affairs abroad. not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after
another. one after another. we all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their iranian captors at gunpoint. >> boo! >> this was just prior to the signing of the iran deal, which gave back to iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. >> boo! >> it will go down in history as one of the worst deals ever negotiated. another humiliation came when president obama drew a red line in syria and the whole world knew it meant absolutely nothing. libya, our consulate, the
symbol of american prestige around the globe was brought down in flames. america is far less safe and the world is far less stable than when obama made the decision to put hillary clinton in charge of america's foreign policy. >> boo! >lock her up! lock her up! lock her up! led to defeat her in november. [cheering]
i am certain it is a decision he truly regrets. her bad instincts and her bad judgment, something pointed out by bernie sanders are what caused the disasters unfolding today. let's review the record. in 2009, pre-hillary, isis was not even on the map. libya was stable. each of was peaceful. a big production and violence. iran was being choked by sanctions.
serial was somewhat under control. after four years of hillary clinton, what do we have? isis has spread across the region and the entire world. libya is in ruins, and our ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. egypt was turned over to the radical muslim brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. iraq is in chaos. iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the west. after 15 years of wars in the middle east, after trillions of dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been
before. this is the legacy of hillary clinton: death, destruction and terrorism and weakness. >> boo! >> but hillary clinton's legacy does not have to be america's legacy. the problems we face now, poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad, will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them. a change in leadership is
as long as we are led by politicians who will not put america first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat america with respect. the respect that we deserve. [cheering] the american people will come once again. first[cheering] my plan will begin with safety at home which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism. there can be no prosperity without law and order. [cheering]
on the economy, i will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealth that can be used to rebuild america. a number of these reforms that i will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation's most powerful special interests. that is because these interests have rigged our political and economic system for their exclusive benefit. believe me. it is further benefit. four their benefit. big business, elite media and major donors are lining up
behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. they are throwing money at her because they have total control over every single thing she does. she is their puppet, and they pull the strings. that is why hillary clinton's message is that things will never change. never ever. my message is that things have to change and they have to change right now. [cheering]
every day i wake up determined to deliver a better life for the people all across this nation that had been ignored, neglected and abandoned. , i have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. these are the forgotten men and women of our country, and they are forgotten, but they will not be forgotten long. [cheering] these are people who work hard but no longer have a voice.
thank you. i have no patience for injustice. no tolerance for government incompetence of which there is so much no sympathy for leaders , who feel their citizens. when innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws, or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash i am not able , to look the other way. and i won't look the other way. [cheering] and when a secretary of state illegally stores her emails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can't see her crime, puts our country
at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces no no consequence i know that , corruption has reached a level like never ever before in our country. [cheering] when the fbi director says that the secretary of state was "extremely careless" and "negligent," in handling our classified secrets, i also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did. they were just used to save her from facing justice for her
terrible, terrible crimes. in fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it, especially when others who have been far less have paid so dearly. when that same secretary of state rakes in millions of dollars trading access and favors to special interests and foreign powers i know the time for action has come. [cheering]
citizens, just like it was rigged against bernie sanders. he never had a chance. but his -- >> boo! >> but his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue. trade deals that strip our and theof jobs distribution of wealth in the country. millions of democrats will join our movement, because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each and every american. [cheering] in this cause, i am proud to
have at my side the next vice president of the united states: governor mike pence of indiana. [cheering] and a great guide. -- guy. we will bring the same economic success to america that mike brought indiana, which is amazing. [cheering] he is a man of character and accomplishment. he is the right man for the job.
the first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from the crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their -- our communities. america was shocked to its core when our police officers in executedre so brutally . a mediately after dallas, we have seen continued threats and violence against our law enforcement officials. law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in georgia, missouri, wisconsin, kansas, michigan and tennessee. >> boo! >> on sunday, more police were gunned down in baton rouge, louisiana. three were killed, and four were -- three were very badly
i will work with, and appoint, the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to get the job properly done. [cheering] in this race for the white house, i am the law and order candidate. [cheering] the irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to divide us by race and color, has made america a more dangerous environment than frankly, i have
ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seeing. this administration has failed america's inner cities. remember, it has failed america's inner cities. it's failed them on education. it's failed them on jobs. it's failed them on crime. it's failed them in every way and on every single level. when i am president, i will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally. every action i take, i will ask myself: does this make life better for young americans in baltimore, chicago, detroit, who have really
come in every way, have the same right to live out their dreams as any other child in america? [cheering] to make life safe in america, we must also address the growing threats from outside the country. we are going to defeat the barbarians of isis. and we are going to defeat them bad. [cheering] once again, france is the victim
of brutal islamic terrorism. men, women and children viciously mowed down. lives ruined. families ripped apart. a nation in mourning. the damage and devastation that can be inflicted by islamic radicals has been proven over and over. at the world trade center, at an office party in san bernardino, at the boston marathon, and a military recruiting center in chattanooga, tennessee. and many other locations. only weeks ago, in orlando, florida, 49 wonderful americans were savagely murdered by an islamic terrorist. this time, the terrorist targeted lgbtq community. no good.
and i have to say as a republican, it is so nice to hear you cheering for what i just said. thank you. [cheering] to protect us from terrorism, we need to focus on three things. we must have the best best gatheringe of intelligence anywhere in the world. the best. [cheering] we must abandon the failed policy of nation- building and
regime change that hillary clinton pushed in iraq, libya, in egypt, and syria. instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying isis and stamping out islamic terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly. we're going to win. we're going to win fast. [cheering] this includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the
state of israel. [cheering] recently i have said that nato was obsolete. because it did not properly cover terror. and also that many of the member countries were not paying their fair share. >> boo! statessual, the united has been picking up the cost. shortly thereafter, it was announced that nato will be setting up a new program in
order to combat terrorism. a true step in the right traction. -- direction. [cheering] lastly, and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. we don't want them in our country. [cheering] my opponent has called for a
550% increase, think of this, this is not believable, but this is what is happening, a 550% increase in syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already under the leadership of president obama. >> boo! >> she proposes this despite the fact that there's no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from. i only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values and love our people. [cheering]
anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never ever will be. [cheering] decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for african-american and latino workers. we are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the american people. [cheering]
on monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants mary ann mendoza, sabine durden, and my friend jamiel shaw. they are just three brave representatives of many thousands who have suffered so greatly. of all my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close than the time i have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our borders, which we can solve. we have to solve it. [cheering]