tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN October 28, 2016 4:00am-6:01am EDT
and if i didn't have a great experience starting out when i was very young, maybe i wouldn't be here right now. in 12 days, we're going to win ohio and we're going to win back the white house. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: a brand new poll from remington research, highly respected, has just a few minutes ago come out and in ohio, we are right now four points up. [cheering] mr. trump: early voting is underway so make sure. get out and vote. we don't want to give this away. we have a movement going on like they've never seen before in this country. drain the swamp. going to drain the swamp. believe me. but this is a movement like they've never seen in this country before and every place is packed and the greatest people on earth and we're going to turn our country around fast. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: 75% of the people think our country is headed in the wrong direction. we know it's headed in the wrong direction. we're going to fix it. we're going to take our country back and it's going to be put, very quickly, on the right track. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: it has just been announced americans are going to experience another massive double-digit hike in obamacare. you see that. [booing] mr. trump: including premiums like in the great state of arizona, where they're going to go up at 116%. don't worry. you'll be there very soon. unless i win, in which case, you won't have to worry about it. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: even bill clinton admitted that obamacare is,
"the craziest thing in the world. where people wind up paying their premiums which double, and their coverage is cut in half. -- cut in half." job killing. obamacare is just one more way the system is rigged. remember the name jonathan gruber, the architect of obamacare? [booing] mr. trump: he said they could pass obamacare, when he didn't know he was being recorded, they could pass obamacare because the stupidity of the american voter will allow it to take place. [booing] mr. trump: the only stupidity was that incredible stupidity shown by our politicians when they forced this bill through, over the furious objections to many politicians, in all fairness.
many, many politicians, but really, the american people. and it was very, very sad. and in all fairness to the democrats, had our president not lied 28 times -- remember, you can keep your plan, keep your doctor? it passed by this much. they would not have gone for it. but they believed him, too. like everybody else believed him. they caught him in a lot of lies lately, folks. hillary clinton -- talking about liars -- wants to double down -- [cheering] mr. trump: big liar -- hillary clinton wants to double down on obamacare and make it even worse. so here, i'm going to repeal it, replace it. we're going to have a replacement that is so much less expensive and so much better. you don't even get to use obamacare because the deductible is so high, and it's just -- look, it is so out of control. you'll never get to use it. $4,000, $5,000 before you can
start taking. hillary clinton declared that obamacare -- do you remember this -- one of the greatest accomplishments of president obama, of the democratic party and of our country, a total disaster. [booing] mr. trump: here in ohio, another five insurance companies are dropping out of obamacare. good luck. good luck in negotiations, folks. that means all the residents covered by plans from these companies will be getting cancellation notices very soon. obamacare is really -- you know this -- a catastrophic event. for ohio workers, and is making it impossible for many parents to pay their bills, support their families or get quality medical care to their children.
repealing obamacare is one of the single most important reasons we must win on november 8. [cheering] have to win. real change, also means getting rid of the corruption in washington, d.c. [cheering] mr. trump: hillary clinton bleached and deleted 33,000 e-mails, lied to congress under oath, made 13 phone calls -- i mean 13 phones, made them disappear. sometimes with a hammer, right? boom. boom. let's get rid of these phones. and then told the fbi she couldn't remember 39 different times. the clinton crew gave more than $675,000 to the wife of the
deputy director of the fbi and the man who was overseeing the investigation into hillary's illegal server, a server we now know obama knew about. found that out yesterday. wikileaks. the more e-mails wikileaks releases, the more lines between the clinton foundation, the secretary of state's office and the clinton's personal finances, they all get blurred. today we read about clinton confidant, doug brand, bragging he funneled tens of millions of dollars to bill clinton inc. through the foundation donations. he called the arrangement unorthodox. the rest of us call it corrupt. [crowd noise] mr. trump: in fact, the clinton
foundation, even hired a law firm to find out if their pay to play scheme would jeopardize their charitable status with the irs. if the clintons were willing to play this fast and loose with their enterprise, when they weren't in the white house, just imagine what they'll do given the chance to once again control the oval office. and we have had enough. think we have had enough of the clintons in all fairness. [cheering] mr. trump: don't you think? i've had enough. at what point do we say it? hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the president. [cheering] mr. trump: i propose a contract with the american voters that will end the corruption and give the government back to the people. [cheering] mr. trump: i want the entire corrupt washington establishment to hear and to heed the words i'm about to say.
if we win on november 8 -- when -- ok. ok. when we win on november 8. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we don't want to take it for granted but we are winning in a lot of states. have to tell you. the media now, they're going wild. the media is going wild because they're saying, you know, that guy's winning. in florida, he's winning in north carolina, he's winning in iowa. he's winning in ohio. all right. when we win, right?
we are going to washington, dc and we are going to drain the swamp. [cheering] mr. trump: a lot of spirit in this room. this is a good one. that includes the constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of congress. [cheering] mr. trump: at the core of my contract is my economic plan. that plan can be summarized in three very beautiful words, especially for the people in this area and this room. jobs, jobs, jobs. [chanting "jobs!"] mr. trump: it's terrible what
happened to this area, what happened to this country with jobs is terrible. hillary clinton promised to bring upstate new york 200,000 jobs when she ran for senate. and instead the jobs left. they didn't come in. they left. she has been there for 30 years and hasn't fixed anything. she is just made things worse -- she has just made things worse except for herself and her husband. 47 million americans are on food stamps and 45 million americans live in poverty. nearly one in four americans, in their prime earning years, are not working or able to work. 70 million american women and children are in poverty or the brink of poverty and nearly half of african-american children under the age of six are living in abject poverty. our national debt has doubled in eight years. and our infrastructure throughout our country is crumbling. bad shape. our airports, our roads, our bridges, our tunnels, our schools, our hospitals.
our trade deficit with the world is now nearly $800 billion a year. we are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. think of it. and that's so true. the single greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. what our politicians have allowed to happen to this area but to all areas of our country, nafta, tpp, they want to approve. a disaster. [booing] mr. trump: ohio has lost one in four manufacturing jobs since nafta. a deal signed by bill clinton and supported strongly by hillary. [booing] mr. trump: remember, every time you see a closed factory or wiped out community in ohio, it was essentially caused by the clintons.
why a deal like that was allowed? we've lost 70,000 factories. think of that one. 70. i tell everybody. it's a typo. can't be 70,000. it is. we've lost 70,000 factories since china ended the world trade organization. another bill and hillary backed disaster. just this year, eaton corporation in ohio closed its plant, laid off 152 workers and moved their jobs to mexico. and you have had many -- i could name them all day long. under my contract, if a company wants to fire their workers, move to mexico, or other countries, and ship their products back into the united states, we will put a 35% tariff on those products. on those products. [cheering]
and, folks, just in case you have any questions, when that happens you're not losing your companies anymore, and if you do at least the country is going to make a lot of money. ok? we will immediately begin renegotiating nafta. and if we don't get the deal we want -- right now it's a one-way highway -- we lose our jobs, we lose our companies, we lose everything. we lose our cash. they get the cash, they get the jobs, they get the companies, we get the drugs, we get the unemployment. that's all we get. we get nothing. we get less than nothing. we will terminate nafta and get a better deal for our workers if we can't renegotiate it properly
we'll get a better deal for our workers and companies because we cannot continue to be the people led by stupid people. we can't. we can't. as part of our plan to bring back american jobs we'll lower taxes on our businesses from 35% down to 15%. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will also cut taxes for middle class families by 35%. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and massively simply identify taxes for all americans. we will be a rich nation once again. but to be a rich country, we must also be a safe country. hillary clinton unleashed isis on to the world. you know that story. and spreading violently -- it's spreading now into the united states. there are now 1,000 open isis investigations in the united states. isis is on a campaign of genocide against christians the middle east or what they call the nation of the cross. ok?
the nation of the cross. they are crucifying, drowning, and beheading their victims. this is something that we would read about in history books. and not since medieval times have you heard the beheadings and all of the things happening. so we have no choice. we will stop isis and we will stop them fast. and unlike what they've done in mosul, which is turning out to be very rick, we're not giving three and four months notice we're coming in. we're coming in. you think general george patton would say we're coming in, in three or four months, get ready? what a bunch. they're throwing people off buildings, hanging their victims from meat hooks. the "new york post" just published reports about isis
crushing christian to death and burning adults alive. now hillary wants massive immigration from the most dangerous regions of the world, where isis operates, including a 550% increase in syrian refugees over and above the thousands and thousands that president obama is taking. we don't want isis in our country. the hillary refugee plan would leave us with generations of terrorism, radicalism and extremism, inside of our shores. i only want to admit people who will support this country and love its people. [cheering] mr. trump: so important. keeping our families safe is the highest obligation of the president of the united states.
a trump administration is going to suspend immigration from terror-prone regions and we will suspend the syrian refugee program. that was easy. we're not going to take the risk when it comes to the safety of the american people. no longer. so let me state this as clearly as i can. if i'm elected president, i am going to keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "u.s.a.!"] mr. trump: hillary also said she
wants totally open borders. [booing] mr. trump: no one who supports open borders can ever serve as president of the united states. totally open borders. a trump administration will also secure the borders of the united states and, yes, we will build a wall. [cheering] mr. trump: have to. we have to. [crowd chanting "build that wall!"] mr. trump: and who is going to pay for the wall? >> mexico!
mr. trump: look, 100%, mexico, in terms off our trade deficit, is making a fortune off the united states. their leaders are doing a much smarter job. but you know what? we'll be happy with mexico, mexico's going to be wonderful, we'll have a great relationship with mexico and with china and with other -- we don't even have good relationships now. they rip us off and we still don't get along. at least they should be nice to us. they're not even nice. they'll be nice. thousands of americans have been
killed by illegal immigrants. right here in ohio, 60-year-old was murdered in cold blood by an illegal immigrant. earlier that day, the killer shot another woman in the arm while she was with her children in a nearby park. police encountered a man more than three weeks with the crime spree but federal authorities refused to take him into custody even though people were saying, please, please, don't let him out. please take him in. then there is the case of 90-year-old earl olander. a farmer who was brutally beaten by illegal immigrants and left to bleed to death in his home. earl's body was found with his hands bound behind his back and duct taped. a blunt force injury to his head. his killers had criminal reports
but did not meet the obama administration's priorities for removal. but others that knew him and others that knew them, were pleading, were pleading, don't let them out. don't let them in our society. i have a message for the cartels, the drug dealers, and the gang members. when i win, your long reign of time and terror -- crime and terror will come to a crashing end. [cheering] we will also repeal obama-clinton defense cuts and rebuild our badly depleted military. our air force is the smallest and oldest it's ever been. did you know that? i know what you have here. you guys are good with wright patterson, right? what a great place. but we're very depleted. we have old equipment. we will build brand new, modern, state-of-the-art planes to fly right at wright patterson air force base. [cheering] mr. trump: we have a lot of veterans here today. want to thank them for their service and let them know as
president, i have your back. believe me. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i have your back. [chanting "u.s.a.!"] mr. trump: we will make america great again. it will not take too long. we will change our foreign policy. hillary clinton's policies threw the middle east into total turmoil. we are spending $6 trillion on wars in the middle east while our own country falls into total disrepair and now hillary wants to start a shooting war in syria with a nuclear power russia, which could lead to world war iii and the way she talks about vladimir putin, she is always
saying wikileaks, it's russia saying wikileaks, it's russia and donald trump. i have nothing to do with russia, folks. maybe donald trump is involved with the russians and the answer is no, but she says donald trump and russia -- look, she speaks so badly of vladimir putin, and their country speaks so badly. she uses it to try to get votes and i say to myself, how do you speak so badly of someone, i mean, how are they ever going to get along? wouldn't it be great if we actually got along with russia and other countries and together went after isis and knocked the hell out of them? [cheering] mr. trump: they want to get them out also, but she speaks very badly of vladimir putin and i don't think that is smart. you can be tough, but she should not do what she's doing and has her own team has said in wikileaks, she has terrible instincts.
to all americans, i say, it is time for new leadership. it really is time. it really is. can you imagine four more years of obama? that's what you get. high taxes, high regulations and all these companies cannot even breathe with the regulations, unnecessary. isis all over the place at. she says will stop isis. let me tell you, there was no isis during her term she created with obama a vacuum in iraq. isis informed and obama called them the jv, junior varsity, right? well, they are not the jv
anymore, folks. they will be in -- we will knock them so hard. they're not the jv and they were not them and now they are in a 32 different countries and she is saying we will get rid of isis. she wants to go back home and go to sleep. that's what she wants. did you see where she got upset yesterday because i took two hours to cut a ribbon to make sure my kids did a good job? we built the building, by the way, under budget and ahead of schedule. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: she said, donald trump got off the campaign trail. i mean, i have been doing six, seven, eight things a day every single day. she's home sleeping half the time. i say she is definitely a low-energy person. i say where is hillary? i watched after the last debate, and after the second debate, she was tired. she walked off that stage -- well, she had a lot of people around. they had a lot of people around
her, which was smart. everything will change in november. just think about what we can accomplish in the first 100 days. we will have the biggest tax cut since ronald reagan. we are going to eliminate every unnecessary job killing regulation. we are going to provide school choice and put an end to common core. we are going to rebuild our military and take care of our veterans. we will support the truly great men and women of law enforcement. we are going to save our second amendment, which is under siege. we will appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states. americans are tired of being told by politicians that they
have to defer their dreams to another day, but they really mean another decade. we keep electing the same people over and over again. clinton, clinton, clinton, that impeachment, the lying, the whole thing. we are going to keep, make the same mistakes if you keep doing that and we are going to continue to hear the same old excuses. these career politicians keep telling us that things can change, that we can't find new solutions. that's basically what they tell us. i have a message for them -- the future belongs to the dreamers, not the cynics or the critics. i'm asking all americans to join
me in dreaming big and bold things were out future. i will fight for every american of every background in every stretch of this nation. i'm going to fight to liberate our citizens from violence and poverty and crime and fear and i'm going to fight for the inner cities and for the african-american community and the way they are forced to live in the inner cities with no jobs, no education and no safety. i'm going to fight for every person in this country who believes government should serve the people, not the donors and not the special interest. i'm going to fight to bring us all together as americans. just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together again as one
people under one god, saluting one american flag. [cheering] it's right, once again we will have a government of, by and for the people. [cheering] mr. trump: you got to get out and vote. it's going to be something special. this is an amazing group of people. you'll say this will be one of the most important meetings of your life. you'll say this vote will be the most important vote you have ever cast. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: because our country doesn't win anymore. we don't win with the trade. we don't win with our great military. we don't allow them to win. we don't win with isis. the world is laughing at us. we don't win at the borders. we don't win with taking care of our veterans. we don't win with anything. we don't win anymore. we will start winning again like you've never seen before. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i kiddingly say that one of our great two congressmen who are here someplace -- where are those great guys? they are here. they will be coming to see me at the white house and they will say mr. president, mr. president, sir, mr. president, the people of ohio, they can't take it anymore, sir. you are winning too much.
you knocked out isis. there are too many jobs in ohio. too many companies are pouring in. we have a little traffic -- traffic would not be a bad thing, right? every time you see traffic, remember it's not such a bad thing. mr. president, you are winning too much. please, please stop what is so -- winning so much. i will say, listen, we are going to continue to win. we are going to win like never before. we are going to make our country wealthy again. we are going to make america stronger. we will make americans safe again and we will make america great again. thank you very much. thank you, everyone. make sure you go out and vote.
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ms. clinton: to have a chance to be with so many, including the wake forest family. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and it doesn't get any better than being here with our most amazing first lady, michelle obama. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i want to thank everyone who has filled this arena. i especially want to thank dr. hatch and the staff team and students here at wake forest university. i will never forget visiting here with the legendary maya angelou, one of the most powerful voices our country
-- our country has ever heard. i could not think of a better place to come back to with another woman whose voice we need now more than ever. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i want to say what i think is obvious but cannot be said enough -- this may be one of the most, if not the most, important elections of our lifetime. for young people, it will be so consequential. every election is about the future. this one is about whether we build on the progress we've made, the legacy that president obama has built, or rip it away and go backwards. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: we have a lot of
work to do and i don't mean just in the presidential race. let's be sure to elect roy cooper the next governor of north carolina. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: he will always put the people of north carolina first and he will repeal hb2. [cheers and applause] because he knows that discrimination is wrong. it is bad for business. and it is against north carolina's values. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and let's send deborah ross to the united states senate. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: you know, she will be an independent voice for the working families of the state,
and she will break through the gridlock in washington. and unlike her opponent, deborah ross has never been afraid to stand up to donald trump. [cheers and applause] and remember, it is not just roy's name and deborah's name or my name that will be on the ballot. so much of what we care about, so much is at stake in the election is, too. voting rights are at stake. if you care about this sacred right and what to make sure our -- make sure our leaders do their part to protect and strengthen it, not chip away at it, you have to vote in this election. after all north carolina has gone through the efforts to suppress people's votes, you
will turn out in the biggest numbers to say no, we demand the right to vote. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and supporting our veterans is at stake. if you believe that america should stand with those who have served because they served us, then you have got to vote. when you think about yourselves, your family, people you know who have worn the uniform of our country, the best way to make clear that we respect the military and we will do everything we can to make sure they and their families have what they need as they sacrificed for us is to show up and vote. [cheers and applause]
ms. clinton: you know, climate change is at stake. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i should not have to say this in 2016, but i will. if you believe in science, right ? and you know that climate change is real -- and a man's action right now, you have got to show up and vote in this election. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: immigration is at stake. if you believe we need to fix our broken system and keep families together and give people who love america a path to citizenship, you have got to vote. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: you know, marriage equality is at stake, too.
if you believe everyone deserves to be treated equally in america no matter who they are or who they love, you have got to turn out and vote in this election. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: good jobs that paid good wages are at stake. investing in our roads and bridges and water systems and all the work that needs to be done in our country, that really matters and we can put millions of people to work and have a more competitive economy. that's why we propose a very big jobs program. i don't want anybody willing to work in this country not to have a good job with a rising income to support themselves and their families. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: if you believe that, you've got to come out and
vote. [applause] hillary clinton: particularly for all of the students here, affordable college education is at stake. [applause] ms. clinton: not only that, relief from student that that you already have is at stake. if you believe as we do that everyone should be able to afford to go to college and graduate and that everyone should have a chance to pay down and pay off your debt, you have to get out and vote in this election. [applause] ms. clinton: you know, dignity women and girls -- [applause]
ms. clinton: again, i wish i did not have to say this. right? but indeed, dignity and respect for women and girls is also on the ballot in this election. [applause] ms. clinton: and i want to thank our first lady for her eloquent, powerful defense of that basic value. [applause] ms. clinton: i think you are getting the idea here that everything we care about is at stake in this election. you've got to vote and get your friends and your families and
your neighbors to vote, too. don't just take it from me. i think you've heard some really compelling voices say the same things. one of them is with us today. [applause] ms. clinton: there are so many things i admire about our first lady. [applause] ms. clinton: michelle reminds us to work hard. stay true to our values. be good to one another. and never, ever stop fighting for what we believe in. [applause] ms. clinton: she has been eight years as our first lady, advocating for girls around the world to go to school and have the same opportunities. [applause]
ms. clinton: she has worked for healthier childhood for our kids here at home. better nutrition, more exercise and we are seeing the results. we are seeing kids who are healthier. something she was determined to try to achieve. she has encouraged more young people to go to college and follow your dreams. and she has supported america's military families who serve and sacrifice as well for our country. [applause] ms. clinton: it hasn't been all hard work. she played a mean round of carpool karaoke. [laughter] [applause] ms. clinton: among the many real privileges i've had is to see the president and the first lady dance.
[cheering and applause] ms. clinton: one could only hope. [laughter] ms. clinton: she also planted an amazing vegetable garden at the white house. [applause] ms. clinton: and i can promise you, if i win, i will take good care of it, michelle. [applause] ms. clinton: and boy, didn't she dazzle the world with that wise and beautiful speech at the democratic national convention this summer? [applause] ms. clinton: i have now stood on the debate stage for 4.5 hours with donald trump. [booing] ms. clinton: if you see any of those debates, that has proved
once and for all, i have the stamina to be president. [applause] ms. clinton: there were times during those three debates when the loop running in my head was what michelle said to us at the convention, when they go low, we go high. [applause] ms. clinton: on top of all of this, just by being herself every day, never missing an opportunity to honor her parents for the hard work and sacrifice that set her on her way . she has shown every little girl
and boy in america that there are no limits to what they can achieve if they work hard and do right and believe in themselves. [applause] ms. clinton: seriously, is there anyone more inspiring than michelle obama? [applause] ms. clinton: maybe it's especially meaningful to me because i do know something about being first lady of the united states. i will state the obvious -- it's not easy. you've got so many people counting on you. you've got the eyes of the world on you. when you are trying to raise you r children as she is and as i did and get them the space and support they need to have a normal and safe and fulfilling childhood, that makes it even harder. i used to hang out in the main hall of the second floor of the white house around the time
chelsea would come home from school, just to make sure i would see her and see what happened that day and try to figure out what i needed to be thinking about and doing for her. let's be real -- as our first african-american first lady, she has faced pressures i never did. [applause] ms. clinton: and she's handled them with pure grace. [applause] ms. clinton: by any standard, she has been an outstanding first lady who's made us all so proud. [applause] ms. clinton: and she and the president have been such wonderful friends to me and my
family. it's meant the world to me. i want to say just one more thing about first lady's work -- i mentioned the military families. she has been their fierce she has been their fierce champion. military families have come up against a lot in this election. it made me boil when donald trump disrespected a gold star family, mr. and mrs. khan. [booing] ms. clinton: he still has not apologized to them. he actually made it worse. just yesterday, he said again that if america had only made him president years ago, their son would still be alive. honestly, i don't understand how anyone would want to rub salt in
the wounds of a grieving family. and he keeps insulting our military. yesterday when he heard that a retired army colonel and former dean of the army war college said that donald doesn't understand military strategy, trump said i will teach him a couple of things. actually, donald, you're the one who has got a lot to learn about the military and everything else that makes america great. [applause] ms. clinton: starting by learning about the dignity and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and their families and he should learn from michelle obama how a leader supports them, not disrespects them. [applause] ms. clinton: so, no one knows more about what is at stake in this election than our first
lady. all the progress we've achieved under president obama's leadership is at stake. he pulled our economy out of the biggest ditch it was in when he became president -- [applause] ms. clinton: she saved the auto industry, he cracked down on wall street, he has tackled health care, education, climate change, civil rights and so much else. all the work we've done to strengthen our relationships with other countries and secure our leadership in the world is also at stake. i hope all of you do not want that hard work by our president and first lady and millions of americans to be wiped away. we cannot let that happen. we have to do everything in our power to get everyone out to vote to understand whatever it
is you care about truly is on the ballot. this has been a hard election at times. it has gotten pretty ugly, hasn't it? we have all felt that, especially kids. i hear this from parents and children from across the country. kids write me notes, they hand me little cards and notes. parents write me, their teachers talk to me. kids are scared by the rhetoric they are hearing. i see the educators' heads nodding. little girls have heard the ugly thing said about women in this campaign and they feel terrible and doubt themselves. that's why it's important for voices like our first lady's to stand up and say respecting women and girls is important. it's especially important to send that message to our children. our kids are scared they will be sent out of the country because their parents are immigrants or
they are immigrants. they are scared if they are muslim or if they have a disability. i got a letter from a parent, a mom in wisconsin who adopted her son felix from ethiopia when he was a toddler. he just turned 11 years old. he wrote my campaign to let me know that he was now 11 years old. i love it when little kids do birthday remembrances. america is the only country he's ever known. one day, he turned to his mom and asked, if donald trump becomes president, is he going to make me go back to ethiopia? that breaks my heart. we have to make sure all of our kids know that america has a place for you. the american dream is big enough for you.
ms. clinton: and then, we've got to make sure they learn the right lessons about how to treat people. i saw that sign, i believe in love and kindness. right? [cheering] ms. clinton: here's one place to start. we know that bullying is a real problem in our classrooms, our playgrounds and online. teachers have reported that this election has made it worse. i want you to know, we are going to launch a major new effort to help states and communities and schools and families end bullying wherever it takes place. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and we will work together to make the internet a safer space for kids. invest in front-line professionals like guidance counselors and social workers and psychologists to support kids who have been targeted. like a young woman i met in iowa who told me she was bullied
because of her asthma. this has got to stop. i cannot think of anything more important than making sure every single one of our children knows they are loved just as they are. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: so, ultimately, as michelle reminds us, this election is about our kids. in my case, my grandkids. their lives and their future. nothing is more important to me than that. i've been fighting for kids throughout my career. i will fight for them every single day of my presidency. so we have a job to do. starting right now let's come , together, let's work together and let's be hopeful and optimistic. and unified in the face of division and hate. bring people together in the spirit of mutual respect to solve shared challenges. let's have each other's backs
and lift each other up, not tear each other down. let's go out and win this election to make sure we do exactly that. -- for roy cooper, deborah ross and all of us, let's make sure you vote early. vote as soon as you can. vote this afternoon. i'm excited about what we are going to see happen here in north carolina and i am so excited to be introducing our amazing first lady, michelle obama! [cheers and applause]
ms. obama: well, hey there. you guys are pretty fired up, right? i like that. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: wow. let me start, of course, because hillary's many tributes to me as kind of thrown me a little bit. it's very generous. i just want to take this moment publicly to thank hillary. it takes a level of generosity of spirit to do what hillary has done in her career and her life for our families, for this nation. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: people wonder, yes,
hillary clinton is my friend. she has been a friend to me and sasha, andmalia and bill and chelsea have been embracing and supportive from the very day my husband took the oath of office. [applause] ms. obama: i am grateful for hillary. for her leadership and her courage and for what she is going to do for this country. so it's going to be good. but i also want to take some time to recognize your former senator kay hagan who is here. good to see you. [applause] ms. obama: i want to lend my voice to your outstanding senate candidate, deborah ross. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: she is someone who cares deeply about the people in this state. she is always going to put your family first.
let's make deborah your next u.s. senator. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: and let's make roy cooper your next governor. how about that? [cheers and applause] ms. obama: thanks also to all the members of congress who are joining us and your mayor, allen joins. thank you, mayor. more important, thank you to all of you for taking the time, waiting in line to be here today waiting in line to be here today to help us support the next president and vice president of the united states, hillary clinton and tim kaine! [cheers and applause] ms. obama: i do not know about you, but i'm fired up. we are going to make this happen. you may have noticed that i've been doing some campaigning for hillary. i know that there is some folks
out there who commented that it's been unprecedented for a sitting first lady to be so actively engaged in the presidential campaign. and that may be true. but what's also true is that this is truly an unprecedented election. that's why i'm out here. [applause] ms. obama: i'm out here first and foremost because we have never had a more qualified and prepared candidate for president than our friend hillary clinton. never before in our lifetime. i say this everywhere i go. i admire and respect hillary. she's been a lawyer, law professor, first lady of arkansas, first lady of the united states, u.s. senator, secretary of state. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "hillary"]
ms. obama: that's right. hillary doesn't play. [laughter] ms. obama: she has more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. yes, more than barack, more than bill. she is absolutely ready to be commander in chief on day one. and yes, she happens to be a woman. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: this election is also unprecedented because i don't
think we've ever had two candidates with such dramatically different visions of who we are and how we move forward as a nation. one candidate has a vision that is grounded in hopelessness and despair. a vision of a country that is weak and divided. where our communities are in chaos. our fellow citizens a threat. this candidate calls on us to turn against each other to build walls. to be afraid. and then there is hillary's vision. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: that you just heard. a vision of a nation that is powerful and vibrant and strong. big enough to have a place for all of us. a nation where we each have something very special to contribute.
and where we are always stronger together. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: that is the choice we face. between those who divide this country into us versus them and those who tell us to embrace our better angels and choose hope over fear. as we look into the eyes of our children, as we send them off to school each morning and tuck them into bed at night, as hillary said, the stakes in this election could not be more clear. let me tell you this is not , about republicans versus democrats. none of that matters this time around. this election is about something much bigger. it is about who will shape our children and the country we leave for them, not just for the
years, butr eight for the rest of their lives. as hillary pointed out, we all know the influence our president has on our children. how they turn on the tv, and they see the most powerful role model in the world. someone who shows them how to treat others. how to deal with disappointment. whether to tell the truth. they are taking it all in. as hillary said, when you have raised children in the white house like barack and hillary and i have, you are reminded every day of the impact you have. you start seeing the images of every child in this country in the face of your child. when people wonder how hillary keeps her composure through the overwhelming pressure of not
just this campaign, but of her career, or how barack and i have dealt with the glare of the national spotlight these last eight years, that's the answer. with every action we take, with every word we utter, we think about the millions of children who are watching us. who hang on to our every word. looking to us to show them who they can and should be. and that is why every day, we try to be the kind of people, the kind of leaders that your children deserve, whether you agree with our politics or not. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: and when i think about this election, let me tell you, that is what i'm thinking about. i'm asking myself, what do my girls, what do all of our children deserve in their president? what kind of a president do we want for them?
to start with, i think we want someone who is a unifying force in this country. someone who sees our differences not as a threat, but as a blessing. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: as hillary said, we want a president who values and honors women. who teaches our daughters and our sons that women are full and equal human beings, worthy and deserving of love and respect. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: we want a president who understands this nation was built by folks who came from all corners of the globe, folks who worked their fingers to the bone to create this country and give their kids a better life. we want a president who sees the
the goodness in all of our communities, not just the brokenness, someone who understands that communities like the one where i was raised are filled with good, hard-working folks. folks who takes the extra shift, who work the extra job because they want something more for their kids. finally, we want a president who takes this job seriously. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: and has the temperament and maturity to do it well. someone who is steady. someone who we can trust with the nuclear codes. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: because we want to go to sleep at night knowing that our kids and our country are safe. i am here today because i believe with all of my heart,
and i would not be here lighting -- i would not be here lying to you, i believe with all my heart that hillary clinton will be that president. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: over the years, i have come to know hillary. i know her. not just her extraordinary professional accomplishments, but i know her personal values and beliefs. i know hillary was raised like barack and i in a working family. hillary's mother was an orphan, abandoned by her parents. her father was a small business owner who stayed up at night, pouring over the books, working hard to keep the family afloat. believe this. hillary knows what it means to struggle for what you have and to want something better for your kids.
that is why, since the day she launched her campaign, hillary has been laying out concrete, detailed policies that will actually make a difference for kids and families in this country. she says she plans to make college tuition free, to help young people drowning in debt. [applause] ms. obama: she is going to handle making sure that our climate is protected. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: and let me tell you this about hillary. she is involved and engaged in every policy issue that she has developed. go on her website. she is going to raise the minimum wage. she's going to cut taxes for working folks. she's going to do her best to help women get equal pay for equal work. [cheers and applause]
ms. obama: if you want to know more, just go on her website, hillaryclinton.com. here's the thing about hillary. thankfully, hillary is a policy wonk. let me tell you, when you are president, that is a good thing, because policies matter. they really matter. they determine whether our kids have good schools, whether they can see a doctor when they are sick, whether they are safe when they walk out the door on the way to school. policies matter. that is why hillary has fought so hard for children's health insurance as first lady, for affordable childcare in the senate. that is why as secretary of state, she has gone toe to toe with world leaders to keep kids safe, and that is why day after
day, debate after debate, she has shown us such strength, such grace, refusing to be knocked down, refusing to be pushed around or counted out. hillary does all of this, because she is thinking of children like her mother. children like her daughter and her grandkids. children who deserve every chance to fulfill their god-given potential. that is why hillary is in this. she is in this race for us. she's in this for our families, for our kids, for our shared future. let me tell you, that is why i am inspired by hillary. that is why i respect hillary, because she has lived a life grounded in service and sacrifice that has brought her to this day, that has more than
prepared her to take on the hardest job on the planet. she has run an extraordinary campaign. she has built an impressive grassroots organization. she has raised the money, she has won all the debates. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: so hillary has done her job. now, we need to do our job, and get her elected president of the united states. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: because here is where i want to get real. if hillary doesn't win this election, that will be on us. it will be because we did not stand with her. it will be because we did not vote for her. and that is exactly what her opponent is hoping will happen.
that is the strategy. to make this election so dirty and ugly, that we don't want any part of it. when you hear folks talking about a global conspiracy, and saying that the election is rigged, understand that they are trying to get you to stay home. they are trying to convince you that your vote doesn't matter, that the outcome has already been determined, and you shouldn't even bother making your voice heard. they are trying to take away your hope. for the record, in this country, the united states of america, the voters decide our elections. they have always decided. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: voters decide who wins and who loses, period, and -- end of story. and right now, thankfully folks are coming out in droves to vote
early. -- that is what >> we go high. obama: barack won north carolina by about 15,000 votes which sounds like a lot, but when you break that number down, the difference between winning and losing the state was a little over two votes per precinct. that is why i want you all to , because i know there are people here who did not vote. two votes. people knew people did not vote. two votes. three pero or precinct had gone the other way barack could've lost that state
and the election. let's not forget in 2012, barack actually did lose the state by about 17 votes per precinct. 17. that is how presidential elections go. they are decided on a razors and should. razors of you -- on a edge. so each of you could swing this precinct and win this election for hillary just by getting yourselves and friends and family out to vote. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: you can do this. you can also help swing and entire precinct for hillary's opponent. by a protest vote or by not voting at all. so here is what i asking. get out and vote and vote for hillary. vote right now.
leave here, go vote. do not let anyone take that right away from you. as hillary mentioned, you may have seen that folks were trying to cut early voting places and cut the hours that they were open, but that did not stop the people in the state. i understand there are more locations that are opening and i want you all to crowd those places. i want you to remember that folks marched and protested for our right to vote. d beatings and jail time. they sacrificed their lives for this right. so i know you can get yourself to the polls to exercise that right. because make no mistake about it, casting our vote is the ultimate way we go high when they go low. voting is our high.
that is how we go high. we vote. how do we go high? vote!ce: we vote,ama: and after you you volunteer. roll up your sleeves, make some calls, get people to the polls. that is going to make the difference. we have to turn our people out. do not let yourself get tired or frustrated or discouraged by the negativity of this election. you were out there working your hearts out for my girl, here is the thing that i just want to tell you all. because this has been a draining election. but i urge you to please, please be encouraged. i want our young people to be
encouraged because we still live in the greatest country on earth. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: we do. felt more never hopeful about the future, and our young people deserve that. be encouraged. i feel that way because for the past eight years, i have had the great honor of being this country's first lady. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: first ladies, we rock. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: but i have traveled from one end of this country to peopleer, and i have met from every conceivable background and walk of life, including folks who disagree
with just about everything barack and i have ever said. but who welcome us into their community. remember, our neighbors are decent folk. we are all good people. who are openhearted and willing to listen. and while we may not change each other's mind, we always walk away reminded that when it comes to what really matters, when it comes to our hopes and dreams for our children, we are just not all that different. and i want you to remember that it is that part of us as americans, it is that piece of us that is in all of us, that is what drives folks like hillary's mother, who said to herself, i may not have grown up in a loving family, but i will build a loving family of my own. i will give my children what i never had.
i will pour my heart into raising a strong, smart, loving daughter. that is what drives people like my father, who kept getting up and putting in those long hours. who said, i may not have gone to college, but i'm going to keep working, because maybe my son, maybe my daughter will. because in this country, anything is possible. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: as we walk away from this election, remember, that is what makes us who we are. remember that. a country where a girl from the southside of chicago, whose great-great-grandfather was a slave, can go to one of the finest universities on earth.
the son of a single mother who can make it to the white house. [cheers and applause] ms. obama: a country where the daughter of an orphan can break that highest and hardest glass ceiling, and become president of the united states. ms. obama[cheers and applause] ms. obama: that is who we are. that is what is possible here in america, but only when we come together. only when we work for it, and fight for it. that's why for the next 12 days, folks, we need to do everything possible to help hillary clinton and tim kaine win this election. are you with me? are you with me? audience: yes! ms. obama: are you going to do this? we are going to vote! we are going to vote early. we will stand in line. we are going to make our voices heard.
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to run for president in the worst way, that's just what i did. [laughter] mitt mr. romney: i learned from my experience a greater degree of optimism about the future for the country. we are a great people and we have characteristics which will allow america in my view to lead the world this century and perhaps beyond. i say that in particular now because we're going through a dramatic change in the nature of competition and enterprise in the world. that change is associated with
injected in our bloodstream to look at our health and so forth. cars will not be driven by humans, but by machines. the world will change in extraordinary ways that are hard to predict n. an environment like that, a nation which is innovative nation should win. and that is exactly what we are. no nation is as competitive as we are in creating new enterprise, new businesses, new technologies and i don't know why that is. part of it is just in our d.n.a. the great majority of our ancestors that have come to this country have come here for opportunity. of the 25 largest market cap high-tech companies in america, 60% of them were started by first or second-generation immigrants. it's in our d.n.a. and our culture. our legal system encourages innovation, our bankruptcy laws for instance allow people to
take risk without becoming personally devastated if the risk doesn't pay out. our government has not placed a heavy hand over the years of picking winners and losers, allowing people to innovate and create change. our educational system creates not only research centers, but students with great skill and capacity. and our financial structure, we have all sorts of cap 258, venture capital, lbo capital, mezzanine debt and all sorts of financing to people and companies that have ideas. in myself view, this century will remain an american century. the only thing that could mess that up is that in government, can't deal with the inevitable challenges that any great society confronts. we've had challenge necessary our past and we've ultimately overcome them one after the other. right now, we have a whole stack of challenges and incredibly our federal government seems incapable of dealing with major challenges that the country faces. if you think for a moment, what do you think are the biggest challenges that america confront? i've asked a number of people this and put a poll together and written them down and looked at
them one by one. let's go threw them. as a good republican, start with debt. debt held by the public right now, the governmental debt is about 70 or 80% of the gdp, forecast over the next few decades to get to 200% of the gdp. you know why? that is unsustainable level. the reason, of course, is because the nondiscretionary items in federal spending which represents two-thirds of federal spending entitlements and interest, those continue to grow at rates which far outstretch the rate of growth of our economy. and yet, there is virtually no effort that has been under tlt taken, at least in the last eight years or so on use out of the aisle to find a way to stop the creep of the growth of these nondiscretionary programs. there has been no proposal that made progress at all with regard to medicare, medicaid, social security, we know how to solve those problems. there just isn't the wheel in washington to deal with it. let's take another issue. poverty. look, when i was a young man, 1965, graduated from high school, lbj declared war on poverty. we've spent trillions to fight poverty and he have record numbers of poor people in america today. percentage of people living in poverty is the same as back in the 1960s, just under 15%. let's take another challenge that we face, that is tougher competition in the education world, for young people around the world. in 1970, the cost of educating a child k-12 in today's dollars was 57,000 dollars. k-12. today it's $164,000. so we've tripled the amount per student we spend for a child
going to school. we've doubled the number of educators, doubled number of people who work per student and how the kids done? test scores in english, math and science haven't moved at all. we know how to fix k-12 education. there just doesn't seem to be the will to actually do what is necessary to fix it. income inequality. income inequality hasn't gotten better, it's gotten worse, yet no proposals suggest how we could really attack the roots of the fact people in middle income and lower income necessary america aren't seeing progress they expect and need. our lead military, another challenge. we're facing much more assertive china. we're facing a adventuresome russia, someone like peters zian wrote the book, "accidental super power," he said, russia will collapse in eight years, russia will collapse in eight years, he writes, unless russia takes over population and territory from some of their former satellites and that is what they've been doing. other challenges, of course, isis and the threat of radical jihadism. radical challenges and despite that, we continue to shrink military footprint and capacity. another challenge that is not being met. i'll mention one more, the ability of america to compete. american competitiveness.
have we made it more attractive to compete in america or less attractive? i think you know the answer to that. when you hear about companies doing something called inversions, that suggests that people are deciding it is better to be outside america than inside america. and when politicians are saying, we've got to make it illegal for them to do that or tax them when they do that, stop them from leaving. guys, if they are leaving, don't try to keep them from leaveingly, figure out how to make them want to stay. make it attractive to be in this country. our tax environment, regulatory environment, legal environment,
all these things make it harder for enterprise to stay and want to come here and grow and thrive. i was in denmark a couple years ago, giving a speech and before the remarks i sat next to a gentleman who told me that he owned, i think six or eight different companies. and they were through scandinavia and parts of europe. he was telling me how bad the taxes were in denmark. i said, why don't you move to the united states and bring business there. he said, i would never go to the u.s. because of it is litigation environment in the u.s. these are wake-up call concerns. and yet, we don't seem to be able to deal with them. and i fault a lot of us who have been in the political environment, not to make it clear how important it is to deal with these thing and layout proposals to address them.
i've watched the presidential debates and looked at the give and take there has been almost no discussion of those things i've just described. the debt and how to deal with it and reforming entitlements, i don't think either candidate has said they will inform entitlements. dealing with poverty and roots of poverty, we know how to eliminate intergenerational poverty, but we don't. we know what it takes to fix education, but we don't. we know what it takes to raise wages. people on the other side of the aisle have made that a centerpiece of their campaign, the idea of incomin equality and
lack of progress for middle income families and it is something which, gosh, i kick myself as a republican nominee for president, not having done a better job of communicating this. let me describe what i mean. when you speak as you do in the primary to people who are strong republicans and conservatives, you begin to speak in shorthand because they have heard the kind of remarks that i make, heard it time and again and understand what you mean. when i talk about making america the most attractive place in the world for entrepreneurs, and when i want to make america a terrific place for small business and big business, when i want to see corporations thrive and grow in america. my primary years, it is something which they can connect with. the audience at large, they think the reason i'm talking about business is because all i care about is rich people. the real people who suffer when business is leaving or not successful are the people in the middle class. if you want to get wages up in america, for middle income americans, there is only one way i know how to do that in real terms, you can create inflation and you can transfer money from one person to the other. you don't have real income
growth in that case. the only way to get real income up for the middle class of america is by having more businesses want to hire more people. allow us to have the military that can defend american interest around the world. i love this country. i love what we represent i love we accomplished as a nation, i -- get these things resolved so the energy and passion of the american people can create the businesses and grow the
enterprises that will hire more people, lead to higher wages for the american peep and he will make sure we can finance and maintain the great strength that is america. thanks so much, great to be with -- states are, by the way. governors, republicans, and democrats are getting the job done time and again. i salute your team, those of you who are here today, those of you who are fighting, whether you are republican or democrat, fight to take on the real challenges. get the things resolved so that they energy and the passion of the american people will lead to higher wages for the american
people and make sure we can finance and maintain the great strength that is america. thanks so much, great to be with you today. thank you. [applause] >> thank you, governor. we solicited a few questions from our members and i'm goingin -- going to take the liberty of asking you. seemed to have an increasingly important role in guiding strategies. as a former governor and american onto newer, what advice would you give to general counsel to guide them in 2017? mr. romney: i think it is helpful to have a prescriptive -- a perspective of what is
happening globally an international competition. let me tell you a story. arnold schwarzenegger coming to california, this is a republican governor for me. i put up billboards in his state with me and a t-shirt and he says much lower taxes. [applause] i think people in the legal world have the ability to create a perspective on what is happening globally and in competition and technology in the legal environment and they help the enterprise make the choices as to where the investments thrive.
right now, and the -- a very strong pitch to be involved in washington to help people understand. if they want to see their enterprise, add employment and jobs and raise wages that they have to make it more attractive for the enterprise to do that business in the u.s. as opposed to making it less attractive. what has been happening over the last decade or so at the federal level has been making it less attractive. i think legal counsel has the ability to stand back from day-to-day operations of business and gain perspective on what is happening and help inform the board and informed management on some of those issues. >> thank you. very helpful advice. i will go with one more because we have a teeny bit of time left. what is the primary release it -- reason you decided to leave the business world and try your
hand at politics? mr. romney: delusion. [laughter] mr. romney: i am kidding about that. look, i sort of backed into it. i was enjoying my business. i love enterprise and the thrill of being at enterprise that employs people and creates wealth for all of those associated with it. friends of mine in utah where preparing to organize the olympic games in 2002. mired in scandal because there were allegations of bribery to have the games go to salt lake. the governor said would you consider -- my business career was largely with turns -- turnarounds. businesses in trouble that we invested in and then try to turn them around. that i thought was helpful. long story short, i was not a great athlete my sons got five
boys and the kind of athleticism i do not have. when my oldest son had heard i had taken the lipid job, he said dad, i called the brothers this morning and we want you to know there is not a circumstance we could have developed that would put you on the front page of the sports section. [laughter] mr. romney: i did it because i believe the olympics was one of the few places left in the