tv Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Reno Nevada CSPAN August 28, 2016 12:01pm-12:47pm EDT
>> congress remains in recess for another week. let's look at what they are tweeting about today. mike thompson toward a local manufacturing facility in his district. n away.ted, blow kno west virginia senator is reminding west virginians the state of emergency for eight counties has been extended to
september 21 because of recent flooding. tomorrow my staff will be hosting a mansion mobile monday event in romney. gary peters is tweeting, very excited to kick off my motorcycle tour tomorrow. a preview of major issues congress plans to debate when they come back from their recess september 6. he got funding, defense policy, gun violence and the impeachment of irs commissioner. washingtonate with examiner national senior correspondent thursday at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. her campaign 2016, c-span continues on the road to the white house.
>> we need serious leadership. this is not a reality tv show. >> we will make america great again. >> ahead, live coverage of the presidential and vice presidential debates on c-span. monday, september 26 is the first presidential debate live from hofstra university. , vicey, october 4 presidential candidates debate at longwood university in virginia. 9, washingtonr university in st. louis posts the second presidential debate. the final debate takes place at the university of nevada las vegas. live coverage on c-span. listen live on the free c-span radio app or listen on demand at c-span.org. coming up next, hillary clinton
had a campaign rally in reno, nevada. then donald trump in des moines. jill stein takes reporter questions at the national press club. hillary clinton spoke at a campaign rally or stay. in her remarks she said donald trump is helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. this is 45 minutes. [applause] >> we are not a battleground. we are a better ground. [applause] ms. clinton: thank you. thank you so much.
i am so thrilled to be back in reno. thank you. i have to say, i know when i am here in reno, i am the other hillary. [laughter] ms. clinton: and i am more than ok with that because i think your mayor is doing a terrific job, and the fact that she herself is a small businesswoman and committed to really lifting up reno and giving everybody in this great city the biggest little city was a big part, the chance to get ahead and stay ahead. i cannot be more honored than to have her support and endorsement in this race. thank you so much, mayor sheedy.
let me also think dr. karen held or send and everybody here -- thank dr. karen and everybody here at the community college. i love community colleges and i know something about what this college is doing to give people of all ages, not just young people a real chance to get the skills and opportunities that everybody in america deserves. thank you. i have to begin by saying my original plan for this visit was to focus on our agenda, to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. this week, we proposed new steps to cut red tape and taxes, and make it easier for small businesses to get the credit they need to grow and hire. i want to be a small business president. my father was a small businessman, and i believe that in america, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it.
[applause] ms. clinton: we will be talking a lot more about small business and about our economic plans in the days and weeks ahead. but today, here in this community college devoted to opening minds and creating a great understanding of the world in which we live, i want to address something that i am hearing about from americans all over our country. everywhere i go, people tell me how concerned they are by the divisive rhetoric coming from my opponent in this election. [applause] > ms. clinton: and i understand that concern because it's like nothing we've heard before from a nominee for president of the united states from one of our two major parties.
from the start, donald trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. he's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the republican party. his disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous. in just the past week, under the guise of "outreach" to african americans, trump has stood up in front of largely white audiences and described black communities in insulting and ignorant terms: poverty, rejection, or by education, no housing, no homes, no ownership, and at levels nobody has ever seen.
right now, you walk down the street, you get shot. those are his words. i think to myself, how sad. donald trump misses so much. he doesn't see the success of black leaders in every field, the vibrancy of black-owned businesses, or the strength of the black church. he does not see the excellence of historically black colleges and universities or the pride of black parents watching their children thrive, and he certainly doesn't have any solutions to take on the reality of systemic racism and create more equity and opportunity in communities of color. and for every american. it really does take a lot of nerve to ask people he has ignored and mistreated for decades "what do you have to
lose?" because the answer is everything! [applause] ms. clinton: now, trump's lack of knowledge or experience or solutions would be bad enough. but what he's doing here is more sinister. trump is reinforcing harmful stereotypes and offering a dog whistle to his most hateful supporters. it's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be. this is what i want to make clear today. a man with a long history of racial discrimination, who traffics in dark conspiracy theories drawn from the pages of supermarket tabloids and the far, dark reaches of the internet, --
[applause] ms. clinton: should never run our government or command our military. [applause] ms. clinton: ask yourself, if he doesn't respect all americans, how can he serve all americans? [applause] ms. clinton: now, i know some people still want to give trump the benefit of the doubt. they hope that he will eventually reinvent himself, that there's a kinder, gentler, more responsible donald trump waiting in the wings somewhere. because after all, it's hard to believe anyone, let alone a nominee for president, could really believe all the things he says. but the hard truth is, there's no other donald trump. this is it.
and maya angelou, a great american whom i admire very much, she once said "when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." [applause] ms. clinton: well, throughout his career and this campaign, donald trump has shown us exactly he is. i think we should believe him. when he was getting his start in business, he was sued by the justice department for refusing to rent apartments to black and latino tenants. their applications would be marked with a "c," "c" for "colored," and then rejected. three years later, the justice department took trump back to court because he hadn't changed. the pattern continued through the decades. state regulators fined one of
trump's casinos for repeatedly removing black dealers from the floor. no wonder the turn-over rate for his minority employees was way above average, and let's not forget trump first gained political prominence leading the charge for the so-called "birthers." he promoted the racist lie that president obama isn't really an american citizen, part of a sustained effort to delegitimize america's first black president. and in 2015, trump launched his own campaign for president with another racist lie. he described mexican immigrants as rapists and criminals. he accused the mexican government of actively sending them across the border. none of that is true. [applause] ms. clinton: and oh, by the way, by the way, mexico's not paying for his wall either.
[laughter] [applause] ms. clinton: if he ever try to get it built, the american taxpayer will pay for. we will get stuck with the bill, but there has been a steady stream of bigotry coming from him. i think we all remember when trump said a distinguished federal judge born in indiana couldn't be trusted to do his job because, quote, "he's a mexican." think about that. the man who today is the standard bearer of the republican party said a federal judge, by the way, had a distinguished record with the u.s. attorney, had to go into hiding because mexican gangs were after him, who has mexican heritage, but just like me, was born in this country, was somehow incapable solely because of his heritage.
even the republican speaker of the house, paul ryan, described that, and i quote, as "the textbook definition of a racist comment." [applause] ms. clinton: and to this day, trump has never apologized to judge curiel. but for trump, that's just par for the course. this is someone who retweets white supremacists online, like the user who goes by the name "whitegenocidetm." trump took this fringe bigot with a few dozen followers and spread his message to 11 million people. his campaign famously posted an anti-semitic image, a star of david imposed over a sea of dollar bills, that first appeared on a white supremacist
website. the trump campaign also selected a prominent white nationalist leader as a delegate in california. they only dropped him under pressure. when asked in a nationally televised interview whether he would disavow the support of david duke, a former leader of -- a former grand wizard of the ku klux klan, trump wouldn't do it. only later, again under mounting pressure, did he backtrack. and when trump was asked about anti-semitic slurs and death threats coming from his supporters, he refused to condemn them. through it all, he has continued pushing discredited conspiracy theories with racist undertones. you remember he said that thousands of american muslims in new jersey cheered the 9/11
attacks. they didn't. he suggested that senator ted cruz's father was involved in the kennedy assassination. now, perhaps in trump's mind, because mr. cruz was a cuban immigrant, he must have had something to do with it. of course there's absolutely no evidence of that. just recently, trump claimed president obama founded isis, and he has repeated that over and over again. his latest paranoid fever dream is about my health. [laughter] ms. clinton: and all i can say is, donald, dream on. [applause] [cheering] ms. clinton: but, my friends -- [chanting hillary]
[laughter] ms. clinton: but my friends, this is what happens when you treat "the national enquirer" like gospel. they said in october i would be dead in six months. it is also what happens when you listen to the radio host alex jones, who claims that 9/11 and the oklahoma city bombings were inside jobs. he even said, and this really is so disgusting, he even said the victims of the sandy hook massacre were child actors, and no one was actually killed there. i do not know what happens in somebody's mind or how dark
their heart must be to say things like that. but trump does not challenge these lies. he actually went on jones' show and said, "your reputation is amazing. i will not let you down." this man wants to be president of the united states. you know, i've stood by president obama's side as he made the toughest decisions a commander-in-chief has to make. in times of crisis, our country depends on steady leadership, clear thinking, column judgment, -- calm judgment because one wrong move can mean the difference between life and death. i know we have veterans, mothers, spouses, and children of people currently serving here. the last thing we need in the situation room is a loose cannon who can't tell the difference or doesn't care to between fact and fiction, and who buys so easily into racially-tinged rumors. [applause] ms. clinton: someone so detached
from reality should never be in charge of making decisions that are as real as they come. [applause] ms. clinton: and that is yet another reason why donald trump is simply temperamentally unfit to be president of the united states. [applause] ms. clinton: now, i hear and i read some people who are saying, his bluster and bigotry is just over-heated campaign rhetoric, an outrageous person saying outrageous things for attention. but look at his policies. the ones that trump has proposed would put prejudice into practice, and don't be distracted by his latest attempts to muddy the waters. he may have some new people putting new words in his mouth, but we know where he stands.
he would form a deportation force to round up millions of immigrants and kick them out of the country. he'd abolish the bedrock constitutional principle that says if you're born in the united states, you're an american citizen. he says that children born the undocumented parents in america are "anchor babies" and should be deported. millions of them. he'd ban muslims around the world from entering our country just because of their religion. think about that for a minute. how would it actually work? people landing in u.s. airports would line up to get their passports stamped, just like they do now, but in trump's america, when they step up to the counter, the immigration officer would ask every single person, "what is your religion"" and then what? what if someone says, "i'm a christian," but the agent doesn't believe them.
do they have to prove it? how would they do that? really, ever since the pilgrims landed on plymouth rock, america has distinguished itself as a haven for people fleeing religious persecution. believing in religious freedom, and religious liberty. [applause] ms. clinton: under donald trump, america would distinguish itself as the only country in the world to impose a religious test at the border. come to think of it, there actually may be one place that does that. the so-called islamic state. the territory that isis controls. what a cruel irony that someone running for president what a great us with them. don't worry, some will say, as president, trump will be surrounded by smart advisors who
will rein in his worst impulses. [laughter] ms. clinton: so when a tweet gets under his skin and he wants to retaliate with a cruise missile, maybe cooler heads will convince him not to. well, maybe, but look at who he's put in charge of his campaign. trump likes to say he only hires the best people, but he's had to fire so many campaign managers, it's like an episode of the apprentice. [applause] ms. clinton: and the latest shake-up was designed to, quote, "let trump be trump." to do that, he hired stephen bannon, the head of a right-wing website called breitbart.com, as the campaign ceo. to give you a flavor of his work, here are a few headlines
they have published, and i am not making this up. "birth control makes women unattractive and crazy." [laughter] ms. clinton: would you -- "would you rather your child had feminism or cancer?" "gabby giffords: the gun control movement's human shield." "hoist it high and proud: the confederate flag proclaims a glorious heritage." [booing] ms. clinton: that one came shortly after the charleston massacre, when democrats and republicans alike were doing everything they could to heal racial divide that they tried to inflame. just imagine donald trump reading that and thinking "this is what i need more of in my campaign." now, bannon has nasty things to
say about pretty much everyone. this spring, he railed against speaker paul ryan for, quote "rubbing his social-justice catholicism in my nose every second." no wonder he's gone to work for trump, the only presidential candidate ever to get into a public feud with the pope. it is truly, it is truly hard to believe, but according to the southern poverty law center, which tracks hate groups, breitbart embraces "ideas on the extremist fringe of the conservative right." this is not conservatism as we have known it or republicanism as we have known it. these are racist ideas, race baiting ideas, anti-muslim, anti-immigrant, anti-woman, all key tenets making up an emerging racist ideology known as the "alt-right." alt-right is short for "alternative right."
the wall street journal describes it as a loose but organized movement, mostly online, that "rejects mainstream conservatism, promotes nationalism and views immigration and multiculturalism as threats to white identity." so, the de facto merger between breitbart and the trump campaign represents a landmark achievement for this group, a fringe element that has effectively taken over the republican party. this is part of a broader story, the rising tide of hardline, right-wing nationalism around the world. just yesterday, one of britain's most prominent right-wing leaders, a man named nigel farage, who stoked anti-immigrant sentiments to win the referendum to have britain leave european union, campaigned with donald trump in mississippi. farage has called for a bar on
the children of legal immigrants from public schools and health services, has said women are, and i quote, "worth less than men," and supports scrapping laws that prevent employers from discriminating based on race. that's who trump wants by his side when he is addressing an audience of american voters. the grand godfather of this global brand of extreme nationalism is russian president vladimir putin. and in fact, farage has appeared regularly on russian propaganda programs. now, he's standing on the same stage as the republican nominee. trump himself heaps praise on putin and embraces pro-russian
policies. he talks casually of abandoning our nato allies, recognizing russia's annexation of crimea, and of giving the kremlin a free hand in eastern europe. american presidents from truman to reagan have rejected the kind of approach trump is taking on russia. and we should, too. now, all of this adds up to something we've never seen before. now, of course there's always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, a lot of it arising from racial resentment, but it's never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone until now. on david duke's radio show the other day, the mood was "we appear to have taken over the republican party," one white supremacist said. duke laughed. no, there's still more work to do, he replied.
no one should have any illusions about what's really going on here. the names may have changed. racists now call themselves racialists. white supremacists now call themselves white nationalists. the paranoid fringe now calls itself alt right, but the hate burns just as bright. and now trump is trying to rebrand himself as well. don't be fooled. there's an old mexican proverb that says "tell me with whom you walk, and i will tell you who you are." we know who trump is. [cheers] a few words on a teleprompter won't change that. he says he wants to "make america great again," but his real message remains "make
america hate again." this isn't just about one election. it's about who we are as a nation. it's about the kind of example we want to set for our children and grandchildren. next time you watch donald trump on television, think about all the kids listening across our country. kids hear a lot more than we think. parents and teachers are already worried about what they're calling the "trump affect." they report that bullying and harassment are on the rise in our schools, especially targeting students of color, muslims, and immigrants. at a recent high school basketball game in indiana, white students held up trump signs and taunted latino players on the opposing team with chants of "build the wall!" and "speak english." after a similar incident in iowa, one frustrated school principal said, "they see it in a presidential campaign and now
it's ok for everyone to say this." we wouldn't tolerate that kind of behavior before. we wouldn't tolerate it in our own homes. we should not stand for it from a presidential candidate. [applause] my friends, this is a moment of reckoning for every republican dismayed that the party of lincoln has become the party of trump. it's a moment of reckoning for all of us who love our country and believe that america is better than this. 20 years ago, when bob dole accepted the republican nomination, he pointed to the exits and told any racists in the party to get out. the week after 9/11, george w. bush went to a mosque and
declared for everyone to hear that muslims "love america just as much as i do." in 2008, john mccain told his own supporters they were wrong about the man he was trying to defeat. senator mccain made sure they knew. barack obama, he said, is an american citizen, and a decent person. we need that kind of leadership again. [cheers] we can have our disagreements, and believe me, i understand that. i think that's healthy. we need good debates. but we need to do it in a respectful way, not finger-pointing, blaming, stirring up this bigotry and prejudice. every day, more americans are standing up and saying "enough
is enough" including a lot of republicans. i'm honored to have their support. and i promise you this, with your help, i will be a president for democrats, republicans, and independents. for those who vote for me and those who don't. i will be a president for all americans. [cheers] because i believe we are stronger together. this is a vision for the future rooted in our values and reflected in a rising generation of young people who are the most open, diverse, and connected we've ever seen. [cheers] how many of you saw any of the
olympics? right? i was so proud. i always get carried away every time the olympics is on. look at the diversity of our athletes. look at our fabulous olympic team, representing the united states of america. ibtihaj muhammad, an african-american muslim from new jersey won the bronze medal in fencing with grace and skill. would she even have a place in donald trump's america? i will tell you, when i was growing up, simone manuel, in so many parts of our country, wouldn't have been allowed to swim in the same public pool as katie ledecky. now, together on the swimming team, they're winning olympic medals as teammates.
[cheers] i don't know about you, but i don't think we have a person to waste. we want to build an america where everyone has a place, where if you work hard and do your part, you can get ahead and stay
ahead. that is the basic bargain of america. and we cannot get to where we need to be unless we move forward together and stand up against prejudice and paranoia, and prove, again, that america is great because this america is good. thank you so much. let's go out and win this election. god bless you, and may god bless the united states of america. thank you. [applause]