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don't want to renegotiate it so it becomes a two-way highway, not just the one-way highway out of the united states for our companies and jobs, we will terminate nafta, believe me. we will stand up to china and we're going to fight for every last job. it's going to be america first , and it's going to be the american worker first. [applause] donald trump: crucially, i will also fight for the american family and american family values. the family must be at the center of any anti-poverty agenda. has to be. [applause] donald trump: thank you. our country just lost one of the great champions for the american family.
phyllis schlafly, great woman. a really great woman. we send our thoughts and prayers to her loved ones. i will be going to her funeral tomorrow in st.louis. [applause] donald trump: phyllis fought very hard to the very end for a free and prosperous america. she understood that to be truly united as a country, we can't simply turn to government or to politicians. the bedrock of our unity is the realization that we are all brothers and sisters created by the same god. phyllis understood that. phyllis understood. and by the way, phyllis endorsed me a long time ago when it wasn't necessarily something that was so easy to do. and she was incredible.
she was so brave. she endorsed me, and that was not the thing to do at the time. people said trump, she said he's going to win. he's going to win. he knows how to win. they said phyllis, it's not going to be trump. then it went boom, boom but i will tell you, phyllis endorsed me at a time when it wasn't necessarily the thing to do, even the popular thing to do. and i will never forget that. that had a huge impact. she was a great, powerful woman with a tremendous heart. and i look forward to being with her family tomorrow because that is a celebration. she was 92 years old. [applause] equal,trump: we are all and we all come from the same creator. if we remember that simple fact, then our future is truly limitless. there is nothing we as americans
can't do. there's a biblical verse that i have often read. and i want to repeat it again because i think it is so important to what we are trying to achieve right now for our country. it's from first john, chapter 4. no one has ever seen god. but if we love one another, god lives in us and his love is made complete in us. so true. so true. [applause] donald trump: so true. imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people under one god, saluting one flag. [cheers and applause]
donald trump: it is time to stop quibbling over the smallest words and time to start dreaming about the great adventures that lie ahead for our country. this is my promise to all of you. oneting in 2017, we will be american nation. it's time to break our ties with the bitter failures of the past and to embrace a new american future. we have to do it. together, we will make america believe again. we will make america united again. and we will make america great again. thank you very much and god bless you, thank you.
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on key immigration issues facing the incoming administration in congress. you can watch that starting at 9:00 eastern on c-span two. later monday, the house looks at themittee f.b.i. investigation of hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server. representatives from the justice department and f.b.i. are expected to testify. you can watch that live at 5:00 eastern on c-span3. this story today from abc news. former president bill clinton pulled up today into a cozy italian restaurant in uniontown, pennsylvania, to shore up support for his wife, democratic residential nominee hillary clinton. and today for the first time, he addressed his role in hillary clinton's debate prep. he said i feel good of the upcoming presidential debate september 26. she knows a lot, she works hard. she will be ready.
hillary clinton has said she would unleash her secret weapon, husband bill clinton, on the campaign trail. today in pennsylvania, the former president said he was not her secret weapon in debate prep. he told reporters he believes his wife will be prepared and ready without his advice. again, that from abc news. former president the clinton continued on the campaign trail for his wife hillary in pennsylvania at an event in pittsburgh yesterday. he outlined the different policy visions of the presidential nominees on several issues, including manufacturing, college debt, and immigration. this runs about 40 minutes. >> ♪
>> ♪ because i am happy [applause] mr. clinton: thank you very much. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: wow. let me ask you something. applause]d mr. clinton: thank you. [applause] clinton: didn't the congressman do a good job for hillary? i thank you so much. and i want to thank your county executive, who is here. give him a hand.
,he senators, representatives reverend, thank you for being here. thank you very much. i want to thank the pittsburgh colosseum for letting us use the space. [applause] mr. clinton: thanks to the community empowerment association and the safe passage afterschool program for helping our art project which is here. i also want to say that i am very aware that while i'm here , there is a funeral service reverend eugene freedom blackwell. and i'm very aware that although none of us know the hour or the day, cancer claimed his life too soon.
when he was doing a world of good. and i'm very aware that he spent his life building bridges instead of walls. [applause] so what i would like to say, what i always try to say when someone younger than me passes away, is that the rest of us have to live for them a little. none of us know, when i turned 70 a couple weeks ago, i became the oldest man in my family for three generations. i had no earthly idea it would happen when i was a child. it was a miracle of medicine. we get all caught up in these campaigns and everyone is calling names and you forget, life is fleeting. and when you get older and have more yesterdays than tomorrows,
you ought to be more upbeat and forward looking because everyday -- every today counts more. every today counts more. we should be thinking of how we can live for others and give younger people a better future. i follow this campaign and i realize that everybody has to worry about rating points and people would rather see a fight than a discussion. but look, we have enough road rage in america today and all over the world. i think president obama -- i want to thank you for voting for him twice, by the way. thank you. [cheers] mr. clinton: i hope i have a little credibility on the economy. my opinion is, over the next two -- few years people will look , back and give him more credit for what he did than they do now. especially since so many people in congress were trying to make
sure that nothing happened. whether it is on immigration reform or infrastructure or you name it. but the truth is, there is a lot of road rage. because that financial crash we had eight years ago this month had a very long tail. after inflation, 80% of our people have not had a pay raise. well over 90% of the income gains have gone to the top 1%. that is a long time. most american families, including a lot of them in this part of pennsylvania and south of here and north of here, after you adjust for inflation they , are living on about what they were living on the last day i was president and the cost of living has gone up. we have to understand that we
honor people's disappointment. their frustration. but when i was a little boy, my mother started teaching me, and it has taken me a lifetime to learn, sometimes i still forget, that you almost never make a good decision in anger. candidate preaching anger and another one offering answers. one candidate rubbing salt in the open wounds of resentment and the other taking responsibility to sew up the wounds and walk us into the future. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: one candidate says i will make america great again. he means by that i'm a white , southerner, i know exactly what he means. i will give you what you had 50
years ago in the economy, and i will move you back on the social totem pole and give you someone to look down on. hillary says it is time we care down the totem pole and move forward together. [applause] mr. khan: the truth is, we live in an interdependent world and an interdependent country. our greatest asset going forward is that compared to other, older big economies, we are younger , more diverse. we are more diverse racially, ethnically, religiously in terms , of our skills, natural resources, there is something for everybody in america. but there are lots of mismatches out there. so, you have one choice as somebody who has offered you an economy that makes us stronger together. one where we grow more and one
where we grow fairer. and you have got to do both. one person is making you mad every day and saying blame somebody else. and i grew up among the people who seemed to like that the best today. i hope i will be the last president ever to be able to say i spent some time as a little boy on a farm without indoor plumbing. there might be one or two other people who can say that here. but you have to be pretty old to say that. [laughter] mr. clinton: but look, it is a great political story. but i promise you in the wintertime, the outhouse is overrated. [laughter] mr. clinton: depending on how far south you live, it is overrated in the summertime because you have to start looking for the snakes. [laughter] mr. clinton: why am i telling you this?
because i want you to laugh. is a wacky year. and anger is bad. but i want you to think about this. saying i will make it great the way it was 50 years ago ignores two things. first of all it was not so great , for a lot of people 50 years ago. if you were african-american or latino or a first-generation immigrant, if you belonged to some religions, and if you were gay, forget about it. it just wasn't so great for some people. and secondly, saying i will make it the way it used to be is like me saying i would like to be 20 again. i would. you know? [laughter] mr. clinton: but i would not vote for somebody who promised to make me 20 again. [cheers and applause]
mr. clinton:. look, what we need to do to grow faster and grow fairer is straightforward, affordable, achievable, and has been recognized by economic experts from the right to the left to be something that would produce a great jobs boom in america but -- both for people with college educations and noncollege people. we need an infrastructure program that rebuilds the roads, infrastructures, airports and , the water systems. there are a lot of babies all over the country drinking water with too much lead. if you took them all up and put things down that were clean and new, you would create a kind of jobs and give our children a healthier future. we need affordable rapid broadband in every rural community in america. there are 5 million children in
this country, some living not far from here, who get homework assignments that require them to get on the internet and they cannot do it. she is the only person that has talked about this. we need a plan that recognizes that we can bring back manufacturing jobs. you know how many jobs have been brought back to america since the bottom of the crash under president obama's presidency? 900,000. [cheers and applause] clinton: you know what the net migration is from mexico to the united states was? from 2010 to the end of 2014, -15,000. more people went home than came.
now they are having a tough economy. it is fixing to get worse after the trip he took down there. [laughter] mr. clinton: but -- we are laughing but it is a serious matter. if you are going to shoot at something, you at least need to have the right target. we have got to make jobs. we can make manufacturing come back to america more and more. but she is the only person with a serious plan to get modern manufacturing and train people for it. she is only person who said i will help you get free college if your family income is less than $125,000. and i will help you get debt free college whatever your income if you're willing to work 10 hours a week. and, if you already have debt, i will help you pay it off no matter how much you owe.
you should be able to refinance that debt. a college loan is the only loan you cannot refinance. if that one proposal passed, overnight 29 million americans would save more than $2000. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: i will let you decide whether you want to pay this back with three or four years of public service related employment or if you don't want to do that or can't no matter , how much you borrowed, you can turn your college debt into a instrumentge-like where you pay it off over 20 years and never have to pay more than 10% of your income no matter how much you owe. [applause] mr. clinton: we need to do that. she is the only person who says --need to read dignify dignify skills training. plumbers, pipefitters, zillion other things that are open to
people without a four-year degree. there are no high-quality training programs in the area. she wants us to invest in labor union training programs that are great. she wants us to invest in community-based training programs that are great. she was to offer a whole new deal to corporate america. i will support cutting your taxes. if you leave your job here and invest in internships and training and share your profits with your employees, i want you to pay less. [cheers] but if you are willing to do what carrier did in indiana, adam not know if you read about that.
they had a division that made $2.9 billion last year. profitable. the profit margins were going up, and they still voted to shut it down and put 2100 people out of work and moved to margaret mexico for short-term gain. too many of these companies are being terrorized by big short-term investors that demand a profit in the stock price after a year and a day. is this good business? it is not. a lot of these companies pay the chief executive officer a big chunk of his income or her income based on whether they make the target in a year and a day. you cannot run any business on that and expect it to be strong over the long run. the companies in this country that are run for the benefit of their customers, employees, communities, and their
stockholders, all the stakeholders, over any five-year period are doing better than these companies throwing people under the bus to get an annual hike in the share price. [applause] she believes we have to switch back to a stakeholder place are we all count. we ought to reward companies that do that. there are lots of them. they are not all run by democrats. some are run by republicans. this is not a partisan deal. this is what you think is good business. we know that people who take care of their employees and take care of the community, they make more money. we know that people who let the finance tail wag the business dog, they make it look like they are making more money because they take their profits and buy back the stock, jack the price up, sell the stock and put some money in the bank and that is what happens.
one of the things that has made life so hard for president obama is we kept creating these jobs, but only $.61 of corporate revenue were going to pay the benefits. when i was president, the average was about $.66. we finally created enough for jobs that the labor movement started tightening and we got it to 62.5 cents. that is why wages have gone up a little bit in the last year or so. we are not antibusiness. we think you can be pro-business and prolabor. we want you to make a profit, otherwise we can't have job. but we don't want you to pony up the profit every year by throwing people under the bus. we want you to be able to sell overseas. we are only 4% of the population. we have got to sell something to the others. we recognize that it may be economical for you to open a new plant somewhere else, but don't
shut down a profitable one here just to make a cheap profit in a year and throw people in the street. [applause] look, i was a governor for 12 years. and hillary went through all of this with me. when a plant closed, i tried to go there on the last day. when i was reelected, a machine plant that had been there since the 1920's was closing. i went there and i shook hands with all 600 people when they walked off the shift for the last time. guess what? no one was mad at them in the community because they cannot could not make money anymore. because the economy had moved on. you have these hard-working people not demonstrating, not
angry, saying, governor, find them something else to do. these people stayed with us all those decades. we respect them. we wished them well. they can't make money doing this anymore. that happens. what carrier did is not that. they said we can make plenty of money here, but we can't make as much money next year and pay the top management their bonuses and keep these wolves of short-term gain at the door. hillary says, "you want to cut business taxes? be good to everybody and i will cut your taxes. share profits, train people, invest in america, we will have lower taxes. try to take it away, i want you to pay more, so i can retrain these people and put them back to work." [cheers] and she is the only person you can vote for who has a plan for that. now i will say what i think. we all know how her opponent has done real well in west virginia and eastern kentucky because the
coal people don't like any of us anymore. they all voted for me. twice, and they did well. now they all blame the president when the sun does not come up in the morning. hillary's opponent says, this climate change is just a chinese hoax. i just got back from florida, folks, and there are republican mayors down there who are supporting hillary for president -- wait, wait, wait. because they know it is not a hoax. because the sea levels are rising. they have to figure out how to get people's houses elevated and how to build back and how to keep them from being overcome by this. the people in coal country have a beef with all politicians. it is not denying climate change.
the beef is this -- coal employment in america peaked in 1920. coal production peaked in 1950. for the last 30+ years, more and more coal has been taken out of wyoming because it is closer to the surface and lower in sulfur content. then we had the natural gas boom. so the marcellus shale contributes to lower incomes in coal country because it is cheaper and less polluting. then the global recession and warmer winters meant you could not sell so much of it overseas anymore. all of this is being blamed on president obama's climate change policies, and those rules have not taken effect yet.
i don't want you to laugh. a lot of you will identify the with this. when i was born in arkansas, our ourhe end of world war ii, income was half of what it is now. i made a list the other day about how may different things i've been to earn a living. just shy of 30. i had a hard time holding jobs. [laughter] i never looked in the mirror when i got up in the morning and wondered whether i could make tomorrow better than yesterday. when hillary and i married and my daughter was born, never had one day where looked in the mirror and did not think i could give my daughter and better future. you have millions of our fellow citizens who get up every thing single day and look in the mirror and think, all of my tomorrows will be just like yesterday. i can't do anything to change my circumstances. i can't do anything to help my kids. this drug epidemic is running wild. we have all these problems.
what we need to do is get better at nipping these problems in the bud. we should have done more a decade ago to help these people get up the mess they are in. -- get out of the mess they are in, but you can't do it. during the primary, i went down to eastern kentucky, and i had all the coal people than the demonstrating against me. i said, come inside and demonstrate. you did well when i was president, let's have a talk i said, here's what i conducted . you can vote for whoever you want. you can't have what you had your super. hillary sent me to tell you that we need to go into the future together. we are stronger together. if she wins, she is coming back for you too. don't you forget it. [cheers] she is the only person you can vote for.
the only person who has actually offered a serious plan to get people real incentives to invest in coal country and indian country and in neighborhoods like this one. in cities that have been left out and left behind. in small towns and rural america. this drug of epidemic is an equal opportunity, multiracial, bipartisan murderer. i have had the sad duty of the last couple of years to call five friends of hillary's and mine who have lost their children. this is. us. one family lives on our block in new york. this is the only one in my lifetime where the addiction rates are higher in small town and rural america than they are
in urban america. why? because there are too many people getting up and looking in the mirror and saying they can't make tomorrow better than yesterday. she was the first person to say that this is the plan for drug treatment and prevention. here is the plan for comprehensive mental health. here's the plan for investing in these areas so people something to look forward to when they get up in the morning. we need answers, not anger. she is the only candidate offering them. [cheers] you know, i realize i'm not very good about talking about what is in the headlines, but i happen to think this election is about you. i understand why there are a lot of votes for mr. trump's statements with immigrants.
i lived with an unemployment rate under 5%, and we have a recession. i agree with president obama and hillary that if somebody is all law-abiding and paying taxes, the last thing we ought to do is break up their families, take the kids out of school, send them home, and bring a recession about america. what we ought to do is to say that we passed a reform program that settled people down, recognizes that this contributes to our economy and our youth and diversity are our biggest assets for the toy first century. -- for the 21st century. we have to get more money out of the future because we are younger. [applause] in order to grow more and fairer, we have to live together better. we need to expand voting rights, not restrict them. one of the reasons you should vote for hillary is because you will get a new supreme court judge or two, and we need to get rid of citizens united and restore voting rights. [cheers]
i get so sick every time i hear one of these guys make the speeches, "i don't want to keep people of color from voting. i just want to prevent voter fraud." i tell you one thing, i would like to give a medal to that republican official here. he is the only person who told the truth. "you bet we are try to make it harder for people to vote who don't vote for us. we cut down the president's margin five points last time." at least he confessed. you have to respect him. he is sticking it to you. "i think there should be one set of rules for me and another set for you." it is not the american way, but it is what is going on. here's the deal, since 2000, more than 800 million votes have been cast in the united states. the justice department in washington has a special division to deal with voter fraud.
you know how many credible claims there have been of fraudulent id's since 2000? 35. 1 in 23 million. \ in 23 million. so obviously we needed all this effort made because it was to purify the elections. if you believe that, i have some land i could sell. if you are not willing to live together and work together, we are not going to go faster and go fairer. hillary's slogans "stronger together" is about more than a campaign slogan. i get it. all of the world together has made me edgy. we have these episodic acts of terror. people who worship differently than i do. we have all the social change. i want to go inside and close
the door. i get it. first time your child came home from school and got bullied at at school or slipped on the way home and had a bleeding the and knee, you just want to go inside and close the door. but you can't do it. we are in the best position of any country in the world for the next 30 years. we have to build on what has happened in the last eight years and claim a new century of american greatness. [cheers] you have the only candidate who has ever actually offered a credible plan. you have economic analysis from john mccain's economic advisor , who makes a living analyzing says, like this, and he of her plan passes, at a million, you get 2.5 million jobs than you would if it does not.
if trump's plan passes, he will lose 2 million jobs. what do you have to lose? 14 million jobs. we don't want to lose them. what do you have to lose? 2/3 of all the new jobs come from small businesses. i support this bill the president signed, the dodd frank main streeteeps from wrecking wall street, but there has been too much restraint on small business lending. every year that i have had the honor to serve and we were growing together in unemployment was going down. incomes from people increased more percentagewise the further you went down the income train. every year, we were the top five country in the world with new and small businesses. we are not in the top 10. i will over semper fi, but if you were running a