Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN September 16, 2016 10:58am-11:35am EDT
when an entity was in it borrows money from the public debt market. but that does not happen all that often anymore. -- rying to dig through it >> a big round of applause for our pow's and mia's. [applause] >> i am going to address a couple things before i introduce donald trump op, who will then make some remarks, and we will have some of the individuals behind me, some of the heroes behind me make some comments about what it is that they believe and the direction the country needs to take under some really solid leadership. the first thing i want to address is this notion of
deplorables. i will tell you, you know, if it is a badge of honor to wear, and i do not consider myself a deplorable person, but if it is a badge of honor to wear -- you think about the individuals who ran out to lexington common and formed against the british to begin to serve and fight for american patriotism, fight for them and they believe in, or as they trailed back to the northbridge, and you are familiar with the shot heard around the world am a they aggressor at that time, and you take that people who continue to serve in combat zones, those are not deplorable individuals. we should continue to respect the idea of patriots and people who are willing to volunteer and give them last true measure of devotion this country requires in order to fight for it.
what we have now is a deficit of leadership in this country right now. it is a staggering deficits of leadership. hillary clinton, she is unfit to be president of the united states and commander in chief. people talk about temperament. trump forwn donald welcome and his temperament is the temperament of winning, the idea of winning. temperament a problem for anyone who watched the commander in chief town hall, you saw the temperament riser for hillary clinton, and
when she stood up on the stage who argued with the gentleman who was a navy veteran. tough question, and she lost her temper. that is something we have to pay close attention to. we cannot have that kind of judgment in the white house. ok, a couple of things before i bring donald trump out here. represented behind me and you have seen all the numbers of flag officers, generals, admirals, today we batch,lled out another and their numbers continue to come in. site officers who have stepped up to say we completely support donald trump to be the next president of the united states and be the next commander in chief.
and i will tell you, this is not out of frustration. this is out of determination and resolve to get our country back on track. that is what it is about. represented, we also have 17 medal of honor recipients who have also stood up and said we support donald trump. unbelievable. so for our military who continued to serve, who i deeply respect, and donald trump deeply respect everything they do, our veterans, we need to take much better care of veterans, and families, our families remained the silent group who are struggling. we have met with many military families the last couple weeks, and our gold star families. we have a couple gold star
family members represented today. we want to make sure that they are taking care of and we can do everything we can to cherish everything they represent for this country. so with that, i want to introduce the next president of the united states, donald trump. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] mr. trump: thank you very much, everybody. please sit down. nice hotel. under budget and ahead of schedule.
it is a great honor. this is a brand-new ballroom. you only see a small piece of it because we had broken down, but the hotel was completed, we will be having our opening ceremony in october, and it will be something very special. it is such an honor to have our first event. this is our first event. it is such an honor to have our first event for medal of honor winners. they are the finest. and we get so many endorsements from the medal of honor winners, is incredible, and i look forward to spending more time here. they have a lot more courage than i do. have this an honor to
particular ceremony be the first germany, because i think when the hotel opens officially, it will be one of the great hotels anywhere in the world, and i want to thank the gsa, the general services. they have been spectacular. spectacular people. these are tremendously talented people. all the workers, all construction folks, all the managers, hotel staff, amazing how good our country can do when we want to do it. but we have put in tremendous amounts of work and energy and really believe, i sent this will be the best hotel in washington. i think it may be one of the great hotels anywhere in the world. honor to have this is our first event. so i am pleased to be here this morning with two medal of honor
recipients, and the six flags and general officers. we have a tremendous amount of talent. a lot of generals, and general kellogg, general flynn, we have the room stacked with generals and talented people, and leaders. i love leaders. 120great people represent flag and general officer endorsements. 120. in the number is going up very rapidly. and now 17 medal of honor recipients. in addition, a tremendous amount of very brave people. i am honored to be joined by the many veterans that are supporting us all throughout the room. thank you very much for being here. honored to have a gold
-- janee, jean horton ?orton -- where is jane .lease stand thank you. thank you. incredible. jane lost her husband, specialist chris horton, in afghanistan on september 9, 2011, and, jane, it is such an honor to have you here, and i hear so many things about chris, and he was a winner, and thank you very much on behalf of the country. thank you. it is incredibly humbling to be andhe company of these real
true heroes. i have the privilege to introduce our first medal of honor recipient, mike thornton. mike is a
retired united states navy seal, a tough cookie. and a recipient of the united highestlitary's decoration, the medal of honor. thehis actions in vietnam, vietnam war. in addition, he is the recipient of a silver star, three bronze stars, and a purple heart. i am proud to have him on my team. it is such a great honor for me. and also, fellow recipient bob patterson, who likewise as the medal of honor, who is also here. we have 17 medal of honor recipients, and they have all endorsed before president of the united states, and i have been
endorsed by generals and many of the generals have become very good friends of mine. we seem
to have a very good chemistry together. but even the generals admit there is something very special about medal of honor recipients. mike, if i might ask you to just say hello, say couple of words, and thank you very much for being here. mr. thornton: thank you, ladies and gentlemen. when it was not fashionable to support the military in 1986, some great people like donald trump and sacked fisher, the uss us atid, and he supported that time. the medal of honor i proudly
wear around my neck i feel i do not deserve. it belongs to every man and woman who have served our great men and women in this country. because ladies and gentlemen, freedom is not free. right now today is the most life, and lifemy is very short. i had been around for almost 70 years. .is election means so much we do not need any more bureaucratic leadership from washington, d.c. leadership from the top. mr. trump has never failed in anything because he listens to his advisors, his people. for the last 80 years, our president has not listen to anybody, that is the reason why we have lost cia directors, we have lost secretary of defense,
and many, many general officers that have dropped out or resigned because of his leadership. we cannot stand for four more years of leadership like that. we need somebody that is going to lead from the front like donald trump. so thank you very much for having us here. not bless you. not bless america. and god -- god bless you. god bless america. and god bless donald trump. i'm supposed to introduce bob patterson, my good friend for 45 years. i am here to tell you something right. i spent 26 years defending this country.
and after that i spent another 17 years taking care of those veterans who i served with an we are still serving, because i worked for the 17 years for the v.a. before i finally retired. i have watched our country to get complete turnaround from where it was. we used to be the shining star on the hill. and we are getting dimmer and dimmer and him are, and it is all because of all the bureaucrats here in washington, d.c. and it is time we send somebody to washington that knows how to say you are fired. the gentleman i am going to general, is a major the ceo and president of the mexican chamber of
commerce based in washington, d.c. held positions on many commissions under many presidents. 1964,ered the military in and he has numerous awards and decorations, including the silver star, five bronze stars, and a purple heart. >> what bob just did to me, he made me older than anybody out here. mr. trump, thank god for you.
being a vietnam veteran answering all the way through the iraq and afghanistan war and the department of defense as the chairman of the reserve forces policy board for half of the military that we deployed for that region, 15 years ago, and you're still there. we are national guard and reservists. when they came home, he could not use the v.a. because they were not veterans because they were still part of their reserve and national guard unit. i know the next president, donald trump, will fix that. i also would like to say deplorables are also deployables. gentlemen, it is an honor for me to be here in supporting the next president of the united states, who will lead from the front, who is the kind
of leadership that we need and is not afraid to make that decision. ladies, i am really honored to be with donald trump, and i am all with you. [indiscernible] i actually probably did this on purpose, because this next fellow is a personal friend and respect for him. he won his silver star in korea when the north koreans tried to take over our location in the dmz. he is a very special warrior. he is a major general. honor to introduce you to him. >> thank you, and we do go way back. i do not go back to the korean i was awardedhere
the silver star. after 40 years of serving this nation in uniform and four combat deployments, i am convinced our nation needs a multidisciplinary approach to cruisedur enemies and to victory. what we need is fresh thinking, innovative approaches, and strong leadership. it has been my privilege to have spent quality time with mr. trump on and off the campaign trail over the past few months. and i have been extremely impressed with this dome and's stamina -- with this gentleman's ammonite, and you would be stamina, gentleman's and you would be amazed what he could do. in addition to his stamina, i have been impressed with his intellectual curiosity and his raw intelligence and his energy
and his enthusiasm, and yes, indeed, his temperament. he has the right temperament to be in the white house. but the thing i have been most impressed with is his love for the men and women in uniform and he is going to get from them to the white house. -- andan guarantee you at homeir families will not be in vain, in addition to the billions of taxpayer dollars that are supporting them, and that is why i am supporting donald trump as the next commander in chief. now it is my pleasure to introduce a fellow comrade in arms, admiral don warren.
he guided a destroyer squadron. he was an executive assistant to our naval forces commander and he ended a career as a deputy director for strategic planning for policy. it is my pleasure. >> thank you, everyone. we are a group of national security professionals who have dedicated our lives to the security of our nation as deplorable as we are. we are not a political group. we are a national security group has chosen to support a political candidates. discussions you have all listens to mr. trump have deal with national security . national security is not solely about the military.
it is comprised of many facets, defense, diplomacy, development, economic security, energy security, border security, cyber security, homeland security. the logical -- the logical policy presentations that mr. trump has delivered over the last few weeks lay out a sound strategic approach to providing the security of the nation and the security of all americans. these policies comprise a holistic approach to addressing the complex facets of national security in a complex and extremely dangerous international world. mr. trump combines this multifaceted approach to our security with a pronounced committed to those in uniform serving our nation today. veterans whoall
have worn the cloth of the nation. and that commitment extends to the families of those who have served. for as all of us in this room know, their sacrifice has been desperate -- has been equally difficult. george washington said with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how the perceived veterans of earlier wars were treated and are appreciated by our nation. mr. trump has embraced those words of our first president. mr. trump has also shown an extreme dedication to those that have shouldered the wounds of
battle in the service to our nation, and we have several of those people with us today. and he has committed himself to the words of president abraham lincoln, words that are emblazoned in the motto of our department of veterans affairs -- to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and orphan. this is why all of us here are assembled to support donald trump for president. we have -- we have lived national security for a large part of our lives. we understand how a strong economy, cooperative governance, combined with skilled diplomacy, sound energy policy, found alliances, and a united american public all defended by a well-trade, appropriately
funded, fully committed, and technologically unsurpassed military come together to make america strong and make the world a safer place. and, finally, finally, all of us on this stage, all of you in the audience who have served, you took a nose, you pledged --an oath, you plants, sealed with your honor and commitment to your lives, not solely to the country, not to a flat, not to a chain of command, not to a commander in chief, but an oath to a piece of paper, a piece of parchment upon which is written those ideals in which we believe, those values that define us as a nation, is very virtues that those who have served before us defended with their lives. theath to defend
constitution of the united states from all enemies, foreign and domestic and bear true faith and allegiance that constitution, to form a more perfect union, to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. oa is important to usth who -- that oath is important to us here today. that oath remains the cornerstone of our lives long after we have taken off the uniform. is important to donald trump, and he will take that on january 20, 2017.
that is why we assembled in this room, along with many other veterans and their military families, all support his candidacy for president of the united states america. together we will all make america great again. i thank every single one of your service desk every one of you for your service to our nation for yourone of you service to our nation, and god bless america. it is my pleasure to introduce general tom mcinerney, a west point graduate, but we will not hold that against him. he joined the air force, completed pilot training, and went on to a long, distinguished literary career, including assistant vice chief of staff at headquarters u.s. air force. his awards include the distinguished service medal,
legion of merit the distinguished flying cross, bronze star, a true good american hero, tom mcinerney. mcinerney: thank you, don. it is very simple. we, all warriors here, are supporting mr. trump because he has the only budget, the only economic plan that can rebuild the military. if you elect hillary clinton, your get 1% growth. 6%'re going to get 3.5% to with myth administration, because he knows how to take the handcuffs off for the american economy. we need that. make it very clear to the american people there is only one candidate that can rebuild
the united states military, and make us great again. pleasures my distinct to introduce lieutenant general keith kellogg, who is on the national security part of mr. trump's team. he is doing that transition for defense and the af fares. keith had two tours in vietnam. he has a very distinguished career, culminating in the defense of the 82nd airborne division, the all american division, and finishing up as a j6 in the joint staff because the chairman wanted a warrior. keith is a warrior. god bless you, mr. trump. keith kellogg. thank you, and i am honored to be on the stage with medalgreat americans, two
of honor winners. these are men who know the meaning of courage. they know sacrifice, character, and they are with us. the last one i want to identify, jane orton, the goldstar wife of chris horton. chris was a great young sniper, with the 45th infantry division, the thunderbirds of oklahoma. to meet these great veterans tiny, and we started last week there were 80. we have 165 today. these are men and women who have led at all levels of leadership. and believe deeply in his temperament, his leadership,'s vision, and-- his
his guts to be commander in chief. watching, letou me tell you about the people who support him, the people behind me, and the people who are not here. and to the millions of americans who are probably watch it, these are commanders who fought in afghanistan, iraq, they fought in mogadishu, a fought in panel. panama.-- in we have leaders who have been wounded fighting for this nation. one of the commanders of this althoughed down escobar, the colombian drug lord. we're in the middle of a change election. it is quite civil. for those of you here today, to those of you this thing out here and those who are watching them if you want to keep the status quo with all its failures and promises of more of the same, then you know where you can go.
if you want to move forward with courage, be what we can be, what we should be, and what we will be, then you will elect donald trump to be president of the united states of america. to those of you watching, join with us on this stage, joined those millions who already have stood what us in the past months, to carry this man and with him our nation to victory november. god bless you, and thank you. >> without further do, the first person you were here to see and listen to, the next president of the united states, donald j. trump.
mr. trump: thank you, everybody. >> usa! mr. trump: thank you, everybody. please sit down. this is such an amazing honor, and the difference is we all want to get back to work, or it is building our military or building our country. we have to get back to work. having not worked more to do. we have been very much left behind speaking with the admirals and generals and all the military people. we talked about the word depletion that the military has been so badly treated in terms of its equipment, and this is a time where we need our military perhaps more than ever. when you look at the number of ships, you look at the number of
military personnel, you look at the numbers that are setting weords for all time lows, cannot have that. there is a world out there and to say, but there are a lot of very, very evil people heading up some potentially very strong countries. we have to be prepared. we have to keep our country so great and so strong. and that is why to have all the support from so many generals, so many admirals, people are respect so much, they are smart, they are tough, they know what is happening, and i believe in them totally, and that is why the fact that they believe in me is one of the great honors of my life. so
i want to thank everybody. now, not to mention her in the same breath, but hillary clinton
>> very briefly, i want to they that they things that have come out today, to what you heard today, first, we want to deeply thank all of our military men and women who continue to serve this great country. if being a deplorable and wanting our country to be great again, then i am a deplorable, but those individuals deserve the military, then veterans and family who stood behind all they are notces, deplorable americans, they are great americans. word came out today and the
theme of what you just witnessed. one working out is leadership. we need leadership desperately in this country. -- one word that came out is leadership. we need leadership desperately in this country. thank you all for being here today. god bless this country. great again.erica thank you. usa! usa! usa!
>> an event at the new trump international hotel, hearing from military supporters of donald trump and donald trump saying in his last few statements there president obama was born in the united states period. starting that by saying hillary clinton started this in 2008. hillary clinton responding with a couple tweaks this morning about that -- we know who donald is. for five years he has learned birther movement to delegitimize our first black president, tweeting further, or obama was born in america lane and civil. donald trump owes him and the american people an apology. we will let you know about our addi