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we have to bring people together , listen, and respect each other. now, i know it is unusual for somebody running for president to say this. i started saying this months ago, because i literally was meeting people who were scared by what they were hearing in the election. i have known a lot of the republicans who have run for president, been elected president in recent history. i did not agree with them on everything, obviously. we had our differences. but i did not doubt that they were fit to serve as president. this election is different. this person is temperamentally unqualified, experientially unqualified to be president and commander in she, and so many people -- commander in chief, and so many people know that. morethink we do need some
love and kindness, right? above all ofo rise this hate-filled rhetoric, all of these insults and scapegoating and finger-pointing and insulting. to be the president for all americans, not just some. i want to be the president for democrats, republicans, and independents. i want to be the president for those who vote for me and those who vote against me. i want to represent everybody. because i know we have a role to play in building a better future. so it starts tomorrow. if you don't know where to vote, go to iwillvote.com. you can get all the information you need. the polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
we are on track, as i said, to have a huge turnout. but we can only do that if all of you make up your minds to bring your friends, everybody you know, to make sure your voices are heard. this is a historic, historic election, and we are going to do everything we can, not only to win, but then immediately to get to work. and i especially -- i especially invite anyone who wants to volunteer for the next 24 hours, go to hillaryclinton.com, text 47246, stop by one of our offices. we would love to see you. because when one of your kids or your grandkids ask you in the future what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, you will be able to say you
7:00 p.m. eastern and throughout the following 24 hours. watch live or listen to our coverage using the free c-span radio app. congress returns after the november elections for a lame-duck session. on the agenda, legislation to expand government funding past the december 9 deadline. they also plan to work out differences between house and senate versions of a bill to aid flint, michigan's drinking water system. to promoteave a bill medical research and funding for defense department programs. watch house members return november 14, live on c-span, the senate november 15 on c-span 2. us who havet all of lived through this election carry away, indelible memories of a shocking year in american history, with a handful of american people swept up in the rest of history and a series of moments in which the fate of a nation seemed to turn, and
places on the map became symbols of a divided nation. begin there for me. what are the places on the map of america that became new symbols of a divided country in this election? guest: good morning. there are 16 of them. and they ranged from places like youngstown, ohio, which lost its -- has lost its manufacturing base. it was a great steel town. and traditionally had been very democratic, a big union city. around, this is a city -- this is an area that has really found a lot of appeal in donald trump's message about trade, for example. these are people who in many ways feel left behind, feel like they have lost their cultural moorings.
and are switching over in considerable numbers to trump. there is still a fight. hillary clinton could still win that area. symbolic of the appeal of donald trump and some of the changes that have been taking place in american cities. at the same time, we looked at chicago. this is not a city that has really -- that is really in play. but it looms largely in the election because of the extraordinary gun violence over the course of the last few years. madeestingly, donald trump chicago a big issue in his campaign. hillary clinton went there as well. both candidates talk a lot about this issue. we sent a reporter, holly bailey, to chicago to spend time there. not so much to talk about the politics of chicago, but to tell our readers and viewers what it is really like to live in a city
that is racked by so much gun violence. she profiled one family, a six older girl -- a six-year-old girl who was shot some months ago, and to this day, is scared to go outside. the news cameras were there, but at some point, they will be gone. is, do people know what it is really like to live their? we also look at orlando, florida. the i-44 corridor, one of the most divided areas. big deal in this election because of the pulse nightclub attack. the biggest mass shooting in the history of this country took place there. also considered a terrorist attack. what impact did that have on the race? interestingly, this is a very diverse area. you have a large population of
gays, for example. you have a large, white evangelical population in and around orlando and a large latino population in orlando. all of these people came and had unity over this tragedy that happened there. that was an extraordinary thing that happened in the wake of that attack, but that unity has splintered over the divisiveness of the selection. we sent a reporter there to listen to people talk about how they view this election. these are symbols of a divided nation. we thought it was important to look at the places having an impact on the selection. host: you talk about what will be the symbols once the cameras are gone.
what were the moments for you of this campaign that stuck out? democrats, 202-748-8000. republicans 202-748-8001. independent 202-748-8002. he mentioned youngstown, -- you .entioned youngstown, ohio trump went to laredo very shortly after he announced his candidacy for the presidency. towerch in which an trump , he made immigration a big issue talking about mexican's has read this and criminals in the very first speech -- andcans as rapists
criminals and is very first speech. that was an issue that galvanized his supporters -- immigration and trade. we've got that laredo, texas was symbolic of that particular issue and a debate that is dominated the selection. host: and the 16 people you chose to profile, you described them as ordinary people getting caught up in the rush of history. you choose these ordinary people, and what are some examples? guest: they are ordinary people of got swept up in the rush history and had an opportunity to shape destiny and a small way. we thought it was important to focus on some of these people. be ofe a tendency to little narcissistic in our coverage of politics where we look at ourselves, pollsters,
talk to political operatives, interview each other -- but we thought it was important to turn the camera lens away from ourselves and toward average americans. americanase, average to personify some of the most important issues and concerns and worries of the american people. for example, we sent someone --sinceone of our someone down to west virginia, and unemployed: minor that had a confrontation with hillary clinton and said previously at a cnn forum, we are going to end mining jobs.coal where he had event
a chance to talk to her and slid a picture of his family to her and said, these are the consequences of these policies. him to beto hear from told that he was losing his job as a coal miner. and to clear out of his office in 30 minutes? what does it feel to have to go home and tell your wife and children that you are out of a job? we thought it was important for our readers and viewers and users to get a visceral sense of what these people experience. 11-year-oldtime, an guatemalan girl, who had a chance to share her fears and anxieties at an event with hillary clinton. she was worried that her parents who are undocumented, would be thrown out of the country. hillary clinton reacted to that in a very emotional way.
that became a touchdown in the selection on the immigration issue. there were others on immigration as well. that was one we decided to focus on. on the other side of the debate, the parents of a young woman who was killed in san francisco by an undocumented worker. this was an issue that donald trump seized on. phenomenon ofe sanctuary cities, san francisco, which is a sanctuary city. this was a way of humanizing this particular issue. we did this with 16 people across the country. humanizedea was to this election for these people. host: 16 in 2016, the people, places, and moments that faced a shocking election. you can read the yahoo! new story online.
the ordinary places that will stand out for you. our phone lines are open. let's start with danny waiting in ogden, utah. -- an depending independent. caller: the one thing that struck out to me was during the republican primary debate. donald trump was talking about his having brought in workers from overseas and he says, i am telling you, folks, you have to change the lives. i wish people, especially conservatives, with think about that. there is a walking, talking example for a need of regulation. and i wish they would remember that when they are voting for their senators and congressmen. thank you for the opportunity. host: daniel klaidman, the debates providing plenty of memorable moments.
which ones did you include in your list? guest: there were so many. it was difficult to narrow them down. one of the moments that really sticks out from the primary new jersey governor chris christie's takedown of marco rubio, the senator from florida. rubio, who was considered a serious contender for the presidency, was really demolished in one series of exchanges at a debate in new ampshire when rubio kept robotic way, repeating the same and howout barack obama he wants to change the country, and all of a sudden come out of nowhere, chris christie cut in
and says, there he goes again, the 30 seconds memorized political speech. it was kind of devastating. marco rubio was almost like a tick. he could not stop repeating himself. chris christie managed to get inside of his head. from then on, marco rubio was robot and aund by a robot rubio protester. we think maybe it was the trump campaign doing that. that's essentially took rubio out of the race and cleared the path for donald trump. that was a very significant moment in the debate during the primary, but ultimately had a real impact on trump's candidacy. host: these are moments that yahoo! news has chosen. we want to hear about the moment you have chosen. our phone lines are open. lorraine is in michigan, a republican. what are you going to remember? caller: it makes me emotional
because i am a veteran, but when they talked about the deaths of our americans. die?ood are americans our servicemembers? it is very emotional for me. i served in the navy for 21 years. host: daniel klaidman, as we let the rain go, the debate -- as we let lorraine go, the debate about servicemembers serving overseas, the vessel to the list you covered? guest: it did absolutely. and veteran's issues were prominent throughout the entirety of this campaign. i can think of a couple of moments that we picked, moment 16 -- in arend a
16 out of 16 project. one was when donald trump criticize john mccain saying he was not really impressed with john mccain's service. john mccain was shot down in vietnam and held as a prisoner of war for five years and tortured by the north vietnamese. line,nald trump's famous heroes -- i don't eroes webbing captured. s that were not captured. that shocked americans. that is one of the reasons why
of ourcted that is one moments because it was a turning point when people realized how resilient donald trump would be. in fact, how rocksolid his support was from a significant sector of the republican primary electorate. there were other veteran's issues that came up, for example, we focused on how busy or -- we focused on the gold star family, he spoke at the democratic national convention showing up --showing his pocket constitution and would gladly lend it to donald trump. donald trump who had been critical of muslim americans, talking about a ban of not allowing muslims into this country. and donald trump, and the face of the criticism, started
family.ing the khsn that was another issue we focused on related to veterans. y willlet's see what kenn remember? cammy and i am from st. louis, missouri. i have a couple of things that will be a debate. on the republican side, it was not a very good debate. will service anyone other than republicans. on the democratic side, i like ernue. i will be voting for the first woman president. is not ready for a progressive america.
years, ie next four republicans will limit it in not have 150 people running. our -- we can get back on close because we are all important right now. greta is an independent. what is a key, memorable moment for you in the selection? >> good morning. there have been so many moments that are memorable that it is hard to come out with something that is very specific. nomination events that took place in cleveland on the republican side and in philadelphia on the democratic side. contrast and such
professionally done on the one hand. and on the other hand, a super slick, well skilled event put together. host: which one was which for those who did not watch? of course, the democratic event in philadelphia was powerful. the speakers and the contributors to the whole thing. me is this surprises race has come down right to the wire. i mean, it is so close. view from my beenvation is one side has totally, totally amateur, changing its chair people. the other side is a well-developed machine.
it still comes down to such a close race. that is what is memorable for me. klaidman, you picked orlando as one of those places that symbolizes this friction and our politics. in orlando, florida. go ahead. caller: one thing that is memorable is something no one is bringing out in the selection. comes in and brings in all the refugees, there will not be social security. if so, there will be a small amount for the elderly behind us. we cannot support the world. we do not have enough money. and that is what she is
advocating, globalization. two of the colors the aforementioned -- two of the callers said putting trump in. keep in mind, when hillary gets be in, the sexual predator of the world. will he be doing the same thing? predators don't change. is that what they really want for our country? callers saidour there are so many moments for him to choose from, it was hard to narrow it down. you dealtlk about how with that coming up is just 16 in each category? guest: sure. it was hard. originally, we had a list that was 616 rather than just 16 for each of these because this
really was a campaign chock-full of fascinating and crazy moments and compelling and interesting people, and important places. , for thetandard was people, for example -- were , not known to the public, everyday americans, ordinary citizens, that got to be known over the course of the election who were thrust into this election and into the public spotlight, not for trivial reasons, not because meme,ecame in internet but they were representative of some important issue in this campaign, an issue that affected the american people and affected the course of this election. the same thing went for places. -- maybe to be places
the election was not going to turn on how people voted in this particular place, but they were symbols of how divided the country was, or in some way, raised a very important issue. one example is indianapolis where there is a company based their cold carrier. they make air-conditioners and furnaces. most people have probably never heard of carrier. at every speech with talk about carrier because a lot of the company's move to mexico. he used that as the trade issue hurting americans. we focused on a place that did not loom largely on an election. these were kind of turning point in the selection. crystallizehat help
people's feelings about the candidates and shape the narrative of the election. that was our standard peering david, what are the moments for you? caller: thank you. what i will remember and what i believe is the greatest moment, and the greatest person of all .f this 2016 elections than ever before andgreat president obama is how he is brought out the best in all of us. so the courage she has under much indignity and barriers, but he has never, never, never sunk below this lofty person who has helped us understand ourselves and define ourselves in the best way possible.
as far as i am concerned, he will go down for his affect on all of us, on our spirit and souls of the greatest president we ever had. host: robert is in greenville, texas, an independent. who are the people, and what are the places you will remember? caller: the thing that stood out for me that the news did not cover and let me to making my decision was when paul manafort who was quickly relieved of his duties after the story broke that he was tied to the ukrainian elections, he was removed and shortly thereafter, we started getting all of these leaks tied to the russian going intointernally the democratic's emails. and those two things tied
together showed me how corrupt the trump campaign was in lead me to cast my vote for hillary. thank you. i would love to be able to comment on the caller's observation because it is very interesting. first of all, we came very close to choosing paul manafort's firing as one of our moments. in the end, we did not. to his point about russian involvement in the selection, we found two other ways to talk about that issue. and now the intelligence
thatnity has confirmed it, the russian government and himself vladamir putin medal inknow, tried to the american election with cyber ttacks and that sort of thing, we thought it was important to choose moscow one of the places. the people wasof alexander chalupa, who worked at dnc, this ties to manafort. she was the person doing on manafort search and his ties to russia and the it was chalupa who computer her personal while working at the dnc, was by the turns out hacked russians. that set off huge controversy hacked. dnc was we got at that issue through up r ways, we did not end using paul manafort's firing as
one of the moments, but managed at that issue in two other ways. ost: donna westbrook says a moment she will remember is bernie saying he was tired of e-mails about her blank and vivian shepherdson says, remember most, how lies, got of the lies, lies, the last time i paid attention to elections. let's get to cathlin in st. joseph, michigan, a republican. catherine, what are you going to remember? caller: i think the most memorable part for me was the see.president trump, mr. trump, he had 17 people that to win from and that was most memorable for me, the fact that he won.e is another thing, i think that out of all this both sides
garbage on both sides, republicans and democrats. is a little -- i just politics are this dirty, that that's what i'm thing. my memorable host: daniel klaidman, in your piece, you focus onicaty packer one of the ordinary people that will become one of the from this ames election. somebody who symbolizes the effort to try to keep donald rising as far as he has in the republican party. right. that's katie packer, unless you were a junkie or cal involved in politics, republican have cs, you never would heard from her, but she came to ymbolize the "never trump" movement among republicans starting a pac that opposed we could have picked other people, as well, but she
not a eone that was household name, was not well kind and symbolized this f passion among mainstream republicans, establishment republicans that they had to principles asheir they saw them and not just go -- who the party ultimately nominated and take a real stand. thought katie packer was symbolic of that smchlt people, who we chose to be 2016, are t of 16 in going to be on our live election night on election unemployedcopley, the west virginia coal miner and well, will be as there. we are integrating these people that we canerage so get their perspective as we cover election night.
minutes left with daniel klaidman as we want to hear from our viewers, the moments, memorable people, memorable places, once election day is over. looking back, who will you remember? dave, rochester, michigan is democrat. go ahead. caller: good morning, gentlemen. election the whole cycle, just incredible. you know, start with the debates, the -- you disarray there with and the one common denominator 17 people was donald trump. to me, it is amazing that this to where he's very lose to being our president. another memorable thing is the short memory of the american people. how many people i talk to tell me what a hasible job president obama done, when look where he started
from. can i just ask people to go back to october 2008, when the president and the secretary of paulson told the country, we're on the brink of record l collapse, bankruptcy, record home fore closure, record job loss, we million jobs in the last 15 months. so for me, the other thing, people eluded to the news process and it is a problem. where the s is american people draw their got usions and we've basically, it is just open to agendas, you ny know, political agenda and falsehoods. called the ng fairness doctrine f. our people in washington don't understand of that, me version how, you know, we've got such a basically from the 15 minutes of news that people get everyday and not news, it's --
host: daniel klaidman, this might be a good place to step in. as deputy at yahoo news, how do you think this election cycle change the process of covering elections going forward? uest: well, there are so many issues raised in this election, that bear on the media's coverage. i mean, i think the overall issue that we are dealing with the sort of fragmentation of media in our culture and you know, we live in an age now here the so-called mainstream media has much less power and influence than it used to, people the american don't necessarily see it that being the boogie man during elections. the eople really go go to internet and find whichever site r channel or, you know, to basically support their own
point of view and there are a ot of political scientists and people who think that is part of what is polarizing our politics. used to be that there were, media w, a handful of organizations, you know, the major networks, the "new york times, chicago tribune, "washington post," ajor news magazines, the country settled on as a reliable purveyor of news and information and that just doesn't exist anymore. you can argue about whether that is a good thing or a bad is a reality and we're all going to have to learn and hope that as a society we can in this standards t develop that make people have faith in media, however you define it. the other thing that this campaign raised was the role of news media as fact checkers
nd it was enormously challenging, particularly with both of these candidates, but donald trump, th who is not a traditional andidate, does not play by the traditional rules and frankly, oesn't always get the facts right. not kind of moves on and always feel he needs to be held accountable by the media and so challenge to a reporters just to make sure that, you know, the candidates telling the truth as they, you know, gave multiple speeches everyday and tons of interviews and that sort of thing. hat is a continuing challenge going forward. host: several comments from our their on twitter about memories or how they will remember the media coverage of 2016. watching the corrupt media being to come the best is yet is what sfin says.
homas says, the mainstream media deciding it has the authority to pick our candidates for us. memorable, s, most ignoring bernie's rallies for hillary. we for a few more calls, your memorable moments. mark, winchester, virginia, line for independents. go ahead. caller: how are you doing? but ormally a republican, i've give up on that, i'm an american and i hope donald trump landslide victory so we can remember this day as "us," "we the people," took our government back. evans, ncy is in georgia, republican. nancy, go ahead. yes, a couple of comments, i'm a social worker and my husband is a physician. the most memorable thing to me, i couldn't believe the man will gohat barack obama down as one of the greatest
history to bring our country together. s a social worker, i feel like ur race, the rayicism going on, pitting people against each other has gone over the roof and understand either what is about to happen in our country, to our healthcare system. husband lives it everyday and it's about to get really bad and it is are going to -- going to happen in the next year and going to be pretty scary for everybody. racism thing to me, as a social worker, i fought for this so many years and taught my children and my family to judge from the inside, not discouragedi'm very by how barack obama, i feel has to a place ack before the '60s. that is my comment. thank you. that daniel klaidman, on issue, memorable moments from
this election when it came to s, racial politics? race hasah, well, look in a rough this election significant way, as it has in all of the elections of my and for many decades before. central mains the the american experience. t came up in our project in a ways.e of one was police shootings of unarmed african american men. inbaton rouge, what happened baton rouge was a moment. helped ootings also spawn the rise of the black lives matter movement and one of people that we selected is amed julius jones, an early leader of the black lives matter
movement. campaign n the confronted hillary clinton going to be s addressing a rally backstage, ad a fascinating conversation with hillary clinton, who, they debated the question of, you know, how you deal with of issues, hillary clinton saying, i agree with can't just protest, you need to have a plan. julius jones saying, well, it's not about changing laws, it's changing hearts. we thought that was a and julius debate jones will be on our live show tuesday night. it will be interesting to ask him who he ultimately voted for, he would not ask us when we asked originally. maybe we will learn about that if hillary clinton changed his mind or if he was
theseo change her mind on issues. host: running out of mind with mr. daniel klaidman, want to get waiting in felisity, ohio, a republican. scott, go ahead. yes, my question is, when f.b.i. director james comey the thing there and dismissed the charges on hillary how come no time, one paid note that when he loved his wife, his and wanted to fe go home alive, he didn't want to not lled, was that basically like saying there was a threat put on his life? host: not sure what scott is referring to. daniel klaidman, something you know about? guest: yeah, i don't. i don't remember james comey that.g had comey, at the end, he ot done most of these things
when we were finishing up our project, although we did make th announcement that he would not be recommending charges against hillary clinton moments. our we had to amend it just the he came out, sent the letter up to congress saying that they had discovered new e-mails and he would have to review them. now have to amend it a third time based on the letter of the y saying review new e-mails will not change heir original conclusion in july. james comey continuing to be a ignificant factor in this election and while we did not make him one of the 16 people, did make the -- that one of the 16 moments and it's the on giving. keeps host: a little over 36 hours election cycle, perhaps more moments to look
for. aniel klaidman, deputy editor at yahoo news, of course yahoo.com. hank you for your time this morning. >> c-span's washington journal live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up, on election day, pennsylvania secretary of state joins us to talk about the preparedness of polling locations and potential voter turnout. then we will talk about key senate races that could determine if democrats and the aching up the majority -- and up taking up the majority. concerns over cyber attacks. be sure to watch c-span's washington journal coming up at 7:00 a.m. eastern this morning. join the discussion. elections, thehe republicans have 246 house
seats, the democrats hold 186 with vacancies. 218 seats are needed for a majority. 46 house members are retiring. on the senate side, there are 54 republicans, -- senate elections are being held in 34 states, five senators are retiring. trump campaign in grand rapids michigan. this event was held at the convention center. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome -- to thee states, stage, governor white pants. -- governor mike pence. [cheering] pence: ladies and
we don't need lady gaga. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: all we need is great ideas to make america great again. that is all we need. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: so it is now officially tuesday, november 8. [cheering and applause] ever thinkdid you you would be able -- ub -- you would be hearing a major speech at almost 2:00 in the morning? crazy. we just left new hampshire where we are doing fantastically well. we are up in new hampshire. we are up in ohio. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: we are up in iowa. we are up in north carolina. [cheering and applause]
mr. trump: we are up in florida. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: we are doing really, really well in pennsylvania. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: i mean we are doing well. these people, the media, they are not happy. [booing] mr. trump: they are not happy. today we are going to win the great state of michigan, and we are going to win back the white house. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: we are hours away from a once in a lifetime change . we are going to have real change, not obama change. i want to begin tonight by thanking all of you, and all of the people in this incredible movement. it is a movement that has never
happened in this country before. nobody hasement that ever seen before, even these people. they talk about it. it is one of the great political phenomena's. many of them have said it. even some of them who truly dislike me. they said this is one of the great phenomena's good look at this place at almost 1:00 in the morning -- of the great phenomena's. look at this place at almost 1:00 in the morning. i love michigan. i was the man of the year for five years ago. -- i have so many friends in michigan -- i came here to accept the award. i talked about how michigan, they are ripping your auto companies apart, taking your jobs, closing your plants and moving them to mexico and other places, but mostly to mexico. i talked about that.
.verybody liked me in michigan i said we have to do something about it, but i was not a politician. i talked about it and i kept talking about it. then i see ford moving a big plant. 42 weeks ago announcing their small cars dashboard two weeks to weeks ago announcing their small cars are going to be moving to mexico. it is getting worse. i developed a great relationship with the people of michigan. the reason i am here is i thought new hampshire would be my last stage, and then i heard crooked hillary clinton was coming to michigan. i said, let's follow it up. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: i said there is no place i would rather be for my last rally, right here, in and fulllate at night
of energy and life. do we have energy and life. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: we started a year and a half ago with very talented people, senators, dr. ben carson -- great guy. one by one, and most of them have been terrific. they give us great support. ben carson is one of them, as you know. who would've thought -- and now beat.e one candidate to [cheering and applause] it is going to be the very beginning of a new adventure, because the new
adventure we have to win. we have to go out and vote. the new adventure is making america great again. we are going to do it. [cheering and applause] after we went, i am -- after we win, i am going to becoming back to michigan a lot. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: i am going to come back every time we open a new factory or a new automobile plant. we will do a lot of expansion. we are going to do a lot of expansion. i know exactly what to do. we are not going to lose your jobs anymore. [cheering and applause] we are going to bring back the automobile industry to michigan -- bigger and better and stronger than ever before. you have been mistreated. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: michigan now says the
crossroads -- michigan now stands at the crossroads of history. if we win michigan, we will win this historic election and then we will be able to do all of the things we want to do. they won't be taking our jobs any longer. they won't be doing the things they have been doing to us. we will end up having great .ealth care, strong borders we will build up our military, we have no choice. we have a depleted military. we will be able to do the things we want to do. when you step into that voting booth today -- [cheering and applause] mr. trump: there is one core question for you to consider -- did you want america to be ruled the corrupt political plan? >> no! mr. trump: or do you want america to be ruled by you, the
people? the way it was supposed to have been for a long time. we lost track. for michigan, we will bring back your automobile production. we will bring back your industry . wait until you see what we do for michigan. i have been talking about it for a long time. crooked hillary has not talked about it. she doesn't know where to begin. she talked about bringing industry back to new york state. let me tell you, not only did not -- not only didn't it come back, look at newark state. it got worse -- look at new york state. it got worse. the corrupt politicians and their special interests have rolled over this country for a very long time. today is our independence day. [cheering and applause] today, the american working class is going to strike
back finally. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: real change begins with immediately repealing and replacing the disaster known as obamacare. [cheering and applause] mr. trump: it has just been announced that the residents of michigan are going to experience a massive double-digit premium hike like you would not believe. not going to matter that much, because we are going to terminate it. you are not going to have to worry about it. [cheering and applause] hand, if: on the other something horrible happens tomorrow, get ready to pay a lot more than you are paying now, but that is not going to happen. i am looking at that fantastic in lady. she is shaking her head, "no
at that and test again lady right there, she is shaking her head, no way, not going to happen, right? not going to happen. i do not think you will have to worry about the premiums. but with obama care, premiums are surging, companies are legion -- leading, insurers are fleeing, doctors are quitting, and adaptable's are going right through the roof. yet hillary clinton wants to double down on obamacare, making it even more expensive and it does not work. it is no good. i am asking for your vote so we can repeal and replace obamacare and save health care for every family in michigan and throughout the united states of america. we have to do it. we do not have a choice. real change also means restoring honesty to our government. so the first thing we should do, let's get rid of hillary, ok? that is probably -- that would
be a very good first step, that is a good first step. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. she is being protected by a totally rigged system that i have been talking about for a long time. it is a rigged system. now, it is up to the american people to deliver justice at the ballot box. i do not have to say do it
tomorrow, do it in a week, you are going to do it today, you will go to sleep for a couple of hours, right? go to sleep, you go to sleep for a couple of hours, you wake up, you cast your vote and you go back to sleep or go to work, you people do not go to sleep, you will go back to work. i know my people. you will get up after about two hours, you will vote and go to work. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i know my michigan people. i know. i have so many friends here, they work. they do not stop. we are finally going to close the history books on the clintons and their lies and schemes and corruption. we will open a bright new chapter, focused on you, the american people. my contract with the american voter begins with a plan to end government corruption and to take our country back from the special interests. i want the entire corrupt washington establishment to hear
our words, our words, when we say, you know what we are going to say, we are going to win today and we are going to washington, d.c. to drain the swamp. absolutely. absolutely. you probably heard me say it, drain the swamp. [audience chanting "drain the swamp."] mr. trump: isn't it too bad that the corrupt media never show the crowds? it is almost like one in the morning and we have, they said 18 thousand people here. every corner, look at this. every corner.
you know what they will say? donald is speaking before a crowd of people, these people are the worst. he is speaking in front of a few thousand people. at the core of my contract is my plan to bring back our jobs, the trade policies of hillary clinton from nafta to china to career to the transpacific partnership, which, by the way, is a disaster. i have rated your factories, crushed or auto industry, and gutted your communities, you know it, and she is not -- honestly, you could not give her a shot, you are wasting your time. you are wasting your time. not going to be able to do the job. just look at her record. but forget her record, not going to be able to do the job, she does not have a clue. michigan has lost more than 104 of its manufacturing jobs, a deal signed by bill clinton and supported by his lovely wife,
hillary. right? [audience boos] mr. trump: by the way, do you know who i spotted in the audience? mayor rudolph giuliani. rudy giuliani. he has got energy, that guy, he is all over the place going from place to place to lay's, a lot of this up here, too. america has lost, listen to this. 70,000 factories. 70,000. not 700, not 7000. 70,000 factories since china entered the world trade organization. another bill, another hillary-backed disaster.
we are living through the greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. our jobs are being stolen like candy from a baby. not going to happen anymore, folks. there are going to be consequences. there are -- when they fire our people, our great people who have been working for 25, 30 years at these companies, they fire our people, there are going to be consequences, it does not work that way. not anymore. the politicians have been working on this problem for 15 years, 20 years, and it is so simple. delphi laid off 3627 workers and move their jobs to mexico and other countries.
ft automotive laid off 166 workers in auburn hills, beautiful place, and move their jobs to mexico. chrysler laid off 5300 workers and moved their jobs to mexico. china, and to other countries. ford laid off 2155 workers and move their jobs to mexico and many other countries. now, ford is moving all of its small car production to mexico. isn't that wonderful? it used to be the cars were made in flint, and you could not drink the water in mexico. now, the cars are made in mexico, and you cannot drink the damn water in flint. what the hell? [cheers and applause] mr. trump: unbelievable.
unbelievable. is that true or what? unbelievable. i have a friend, he is the biggest in the world at building plants, he said build an apartment, he would not know what to do. he builds plants, the biggest in the world, the most sophisticated plants, all kinds of plants. i said how are you doing, he is from this entry, loves this country, loves this whole area, loves you people. he wants to do them here. i said to him, how are you doing and he said unbelievable. i said, that is good for you where you doing well? mexico. what about our country?
he said, not so good. he said we are building some of the greatest plants anywhere in the world, and i said,'s and the sad, isn't this pathetic, we are going to change it around. i want mexico to build great plans but we have to build great plants also. it has to be a two-way street, folks. a two-way street. right now, it is a one lane highway right into these other countries, they take our money, they take our jobs, they build their plants, they build their factories, we end up with unemployment and drugs, that is what we end up with. not going to happen any longer. i trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving america and we will stop the jobs from leaving michigan. that i can tell you 100%. if ford or another company wants to fire their workers in michigan, and move to another country and ship their products back into the united states, i will pick up the phone myself if i can, they do not want me to do that, folks. i want to do it, it is so easy.
i love doing it, it is like i am a natural. i will have plenty of great representatives. but we, we, i am going to do it every once in a while, i don't care. i love it. we will be calling the executives at ford or whatever company it is and we will tell them very nicely that if they want to move their factory or their plant to another country, they will have to pay a 35% tax when they sell their cars or their products back into the united states through what will soon be a very, very powerful border. so they will pay a tax and here is what is going to happen. 100%. nobody is moving, folks. they are not going to move. they are not going to move, ok? just think of it, don't worry about it, we will build a wall. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: don't worry about it. a trump administration will renegotiate nafta, and we do not
get the deal we want, we will terminate have to and get a much better deal for our workers and our companies, 100%. we will also immediately stop the job killing transpacific partnership which hillary clinton called the gold standard and she lied, during the debate, by the way, did trump when the debate -- win the debate? and by the way, he is here, mike pence, did mike pence wins the debate -- win the debate? that was not easy, it was not easy. it was not easy. but he certainly made it looked
easy, didn't he? how good is this guy? honestly, i felt so sorry for tim kaine. that was like a great football team playing your local high school football player. so, hillary lied about it. she said it was the gold standard and we caught her in the lie and all of that. when you think about it, it is the gold standard. it is the gold standard for the other countries, not for us, for the other countries we are doing business with, can do it. hillary will pass the tpp, she will pass it which will destroy the rest of the auto industry, believe me. mark my words, it will destroy, they do not even talk about currency manipulation in tpp, and they did not want to because he was taken out, because some
of our politicians wanted it taken out, the number one weapon. they wanted it taken out because of special interests that take care of our politicians. folks, but they are not taking care of me. i have spent a fortune on this campaign and i will tell you, i told this to mike pence. if we do not win because everyone is saying, unbelievable, it doesn't matter if you win or lose, there has never been a movement like this, i said let me just tell you, stop right there. if we do not win, this will be the single greatest waste of time, energy, and money in my life. we have to win. to do what we have to do, we have to win. we just can't have some thing that looks wonderful and the history books in 30 years. as part of this part of our plan to bring back jobs, we are going to lower taxes and american business from 35% to 15%. we will massively cut taxes for
the middle class. hillary clinton wants to raise your taxes very significantly. we are the highest taxed nation in the world and she wants to raise your taxes. we will rebuild our inner cities. i know so much about detroit, i know some of about the inner cities. the african-american community, the hispanic community, has been treated horribly for a long time. the politicians in the case of the inner cities, virtually all democrats, for over 100 years, chain unbroken, what they have done is they come in and get your vote and they say, see you, for years, i will see you in four years. we're going to fix our inner cities. right now, they are so unsafe, you walk to the store to pick up a loaf of bread, you get shot. you get shot.
you know, in chicago, thousands and thousands of shootings since january 1. the inner cities are unbelievably dangerous. the education is no good. the safety is horrible. and there are no jobs. and i tell everybody, what the hell do you have to lose? i will fix it. we will fix it. [applause] we will fix it. [applause] mr. trump: vice president mike pence will be involved and he is so enthused about it, there is so much potential, we have such potential, i am talking about the people. i am talking about the people. there is such potential there. we will fix it,remember that. we will become a rich nation once again, but to be a rich nation, we must also be a safe
nation. hillary clinton wants a 550% increase in syrian refugees pouring into our country. [audience boos] mr. trump: and virtually unlimited immigration from the most dangerous regions of the world, including regions overrun and controlled by isis. her plan will import generations of terrorism, extremism, and radicalism into your schools and throughout your communities. when i am elected president, we will suspend the syrian refugee program. and we will keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country, 100%. [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: we have no choice. we have no choice. but we all have big hearts and we will build safe havens in syria and we will get the gulf states, they have nothing but money, they have nothing but money, we will get them to pay for it. we owed $20 trillion right now. we are not going to pay for it. we will get the gulf states to pay for it. we will manage it, we will take care of people, but they can't come into our country, we have enough problems, ok? here in michigan, you have seen firsthand the problems caused with the refugee problem, with large numbers of poorly vetted refugees pouring into your state, without your knowledge, without your support, or without your approval. nobody even knows what people are being placed. a trump administration will not admit any refugees without the support of the local community where they are being placed.
a trump administration will also secure and defend the borders of the united states. and yes, we will build a great, great wall. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "build the wall"} mr. trump: so, i just want to ask you one question if you do not mind at 1:00 in the morning. who is going to pay for the wall? 100%. they do not know it yet but they are going to pay. we are going to have a great relationship with mexico. but right now, it is a one-way street. we can't have that.
we can't have that. they will pay for the wall. hillary supports totally open borders, there goes your country and strongly supports sanctuary cities like san francisco, where a woman was murdered by an illegal immigrant deported at least five times. a trump administration will and this nightmare of violence in ended quickly. we will stop illegal immigration, deport all criminal aliens, and dismantle every last criminal gang and cartel threatening our wonderful citizens. we going to do it easily. quickly. we will repeal the obama and sequester ande there have not been many times when we needed more.
i am honored to have the endorsement of more than 200 top admirals and generals and 22 medal of honor recipients and that list just grew a lot larger today. hillary clinton and our establishment have to rectus into foreign wars that have made us less safe, shipped our wealth overseas to other countries, and left our borders at home till he totally wide-open. that will change when we win the presidency. that will change. has to change. it has to change. from now on, it is going to be america first. america first. and just in summing up, to all americans, i say, it is time for change. it is time for leadership. just think about what we can accomplish in the first 100 days of a trump administration. we are going to have the largest tax cut since ronald reagan.
[cheers and applause] mr. trump: and hillary wants to raise your taxes. we will illuminate any unnecessary job killing regulation. we will cancel every illegal obama executive order. we will protect religious liberty. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and yesterday, it was billy graham's 90th birthday, meaning an hour ago. yesterday meaning an hour ago. but he is a great man and his son franklin has been so amazing, but i wanted to mention billy graham, 98 years old, amazing.
we're going to rebuild our military and take care of our veterans who have not been taken care of properly. we are going to take care of our vets. about time, believe me, it is about time. we will provide school choice and put an end to common core. we are bringing education local. we will support the great men and women of law enforcement. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will save our second amendment, which is under siege. and appoint justices to the united states supreme court who will uphold and defend the constitution of the united states.
the election is now. can you believe it? today, it is today, it is unbelievable. you can make every dream you have ever dreamed for your country and your family come true. you have one magnificent chance to beat this corrupt, rigged system and to deliver justice for every forgotten man and forgotten woman, and forgotten child in this nation. we are fighting for every citizen who believes that government should serve the people, not the donors, and not the special interests. and we are fighting to bring us all together as americans. we are living in a divided nation. we are living in a very divided nation. we are going to be brought together. just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one god, saluting one american flag, right? [cheers and applause]
mr. trump: i am asking you to dream big because with your vote, we are just hours away from the change you have been waiting for your entire life. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: so to every parent who dreams for their child and to every child who dreams for their future, i say these words to you tonight. i am with you. i will fight for you. and i will win for you. i promise. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: to all americans tonight, and all of our cities and all of our towns, i pledge to you one more time, together, we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great
again. thank you, everybody. thank you. god bless you, everybody. go to bed, go to bed right now, get up and vote. thank you, everybody, thank you michigan, we love you. we will be back. let's win. thank you. ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪ [cheers and applause]
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helping us welcome election day. i could not imagine being anywhere else than here with all of you. i am so grateful to the thousands of organizers who have worked if their hearts out across this country including here in north carolina. to the one million volunteers who have worked their hearts out across our country including here in north carolina. i am so excited that i finally get to vote for my mom in a few hours. how many of you have already voted? [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: i just can't wait to raise both my hands with all of you in a few hours. i think i am the most excited person in our family.
[laughter] --. clinton: clinton: but my dad may be just as excited. i am fiercely proud to be my mother's daughter, and i am also really proud to be my father's daughter. please join me in welcoming my dad, president bill clinton. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: thank you. thank you. thank you. hello, thank you. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. look, first of all, thanks for
being here. do you know how late it is? thank you. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: or how early it is on election day. i want to say first, thanks to lady gaga and jon bon jovi. they are great friends. thanks to all of you. thank you to the north carolina state family for welcoming us here. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: i also think while chelsea asked you the appropriate question and most of you said yes, it is very important to know as has been said before, how important you are to this election. when i was a boy growing up in arkansas, we look at north carolina because of the
university network. because of all you had going for it. we saw what we hoped was the future of our region. today, we look at north carolina as a fight you have raised for voting rights, for lgbt writes -- rights, for safety and justice. today, and we have seen you have got a chance to elect a senator and a governor and a treasure and an attorney general. you got a chance to point the way to a unified future. [cheers and applause]
mr. clinton: so, i ask you not to quit until the polls close. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: and when we were backstage listening to our friends sing, someone was hanging a sign over what we could see on the screen about hillary's mom. where is it? hang that sign up. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: well, she was an unbelievable human being and she was right. and so was i, 45 years ago, when i met this person, i said i have never quite met anyone like this. she was, to me, amazing now and is tonight.
amazing because she kept score the old-fashioned way. what are we going to do about it? whose lives are we going to change, whose life are we going to save, whose life are we going to lift? now we have a chance to redeem the promise of all of our north carolina moments. everybody in the world has them. we all wake up every day with hope in our hearts and sometimes we give it away, don't give it away. claim it tomorrow. [cheers and applause] mr. clinton: i thank you for being here, and ask you to be there until the last person votes for the next president of the united states, hillary
ms. clinton: wow, thank you. well, i got to tell you, this is sure worth staying up for. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: it is so great to be here in raleigh, here at north carolina state. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and i cannot imagine a better way of ending this campaign than having the opportunity to see all of you and to watch and listen to lady gaga. one of the most inventive, creative, and passionate performers, whose range goes from a to z and beyond, and i was watching on the screen not
he was with bruce springsteen and jon said, i want to go down to raleigh, so here he is. and between now and the time the polls close as we will be living on a prayer. i was really impressed when everybody's hand went up saying you had voted. go find someone who has not voted, ok? bring out your friends, your roommates, strangers on the street. just stop and talk to them about what is at stake at this election. because north carolina is key, and it is not only important for our election, are you ready to elect roy cooper is your next -- net [cheers and applause]
[cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: i sure hope so. i hope you are ready to elect linda coleman your lieutenant governor. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: and how about the state treasurer? [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: i really hope you send deborah ross to washington. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: we are all fired up. when we were with the president and michelle in philadelphia -- [cheering and applause]
mrs. clinton: the president was talking about how consequential this election is, and of course it is. i really believe it is the most important election of our lifetime, but because -- we have never had a clearer choice. never. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: it is a choice between division and unity, between strong, steady leadership, or a loose cannon who could risk everything. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: it is a choice between an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: it is a choice that goes to the heart of who we are as americans. what i saw before i came in is a sense of potential of joy. there is no reason my friends why america's best days are not ahead of us if we reach for them together. [cheering and applause]
mrs. clinton: we don't have to accept a dark and divisive vision for america. tomorrow, you could vote for a hopeful, bighearted america. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: our core values are being tested in this election, but my faith in our future has never been stronger. i love our country, and i believe in the american people. i know if we bring everyone together, we could set goals and move toward them, and we can feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with being a part of something your than ourselves. [cheering and applause]
mrs. clinton: one of the great religious crisscrossing the country that i have in this campaign is meeting remarkable people. people who stand up against the odds. people who, like my late mother, understand that everybody gets knocked down. what matters is whether you get back up. whether you believe you can keep going. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: last night in manchester, new hampshire, i had the honor of being introduced by an extraordinary man whose son
was killed serving our country in iraq. [applause] mrs. clinton: you may remember this speech at the democratic convention. [applause] mrs. clinton: again last night he reminded us the responsibility we all share to protect and defend our constitution. the story of captain kahn's a courage in the face of danger. he was with his unit when he saw a suspicious vehicle. he told his men to stay back. he moved toward the vehicle to check it out. the bomb went off. he lost his life but everybody else in his unit survived. he was awarded the bronze star.
[cheering] mrs. clinton: it and this intensely personal tragedy that khan family experienced is one that they thought about, grieved over in the privacy of their home until they heard my opponent start talking about who was acceptable in america and who wasn't. the categories of people, starting with immigrants, including african-americans and latinos and pows and muslims. the list went on and on. it created a sense of despair,
because mr. khan asked himself would his son have a place and donald trump's america? someone who paid the ultimate price in serving our country. we can answer that question tomorrow resoundingly "yes." absolutely. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: think about how generations of americans throughout our history have come together. our parents, grandparents, great grandparents defended democracy. they built the great american middle class. they marched for civil rights, voting rights, workers rights, women's rights, for lgbt writes the rights of people with disabilities. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: tomorrow we face
the test of our time. it is not just my name or donald trump's name on the ballot, it is the kind of country we want. it is every issue that anyone cares about. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: if you believe america thrives when the middle class thrives, then you have to vote tomorrow. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: if you believe we should make the biggest investment in new jobs since world war ii and infrastructure, advanced manufacturing, clean energy -- vote. then you have to vote. vote. mrs. clinton: if you believe -- to raise the minimum wage, because no one who works full-time deserves to live in poverty.
then, you have to devote. -- you have to vote. if you believe we need to do more to help working families and equal pay for women -- [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: then you have to vote and remember when my opponent says, every time i talk about these issues that i am playing the woman's card. you know what i say? deal me in. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: if you believe all kids deserve good schools with good teachers, you have to vote.
[cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: and if you believe college should be more affordable, you have to vote. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: bernie sanders and i worked on a plan to make public colleges and universities tuition-free. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: if you earn less than $125,000 and debt-free for everybody else. for the millions of americans struggling with student debt, we are going to help you pay that down and pay that off. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: if you believe in
science -- you have to vote. we have got to address climate change. mrs. clinton: if you believe we need to reform our criminal justice system, so everyone is treated fairly -- [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: then you have to vote. if you believe we should never write discrimination into our laws -- [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: then you know, north carolina, you've got to vote to get rid of hb2.
[cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: now, this is so energizing, we could keep going with a long list. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: here is what else i want you to know. a good thing this election did not land during exams. that's all i could say. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: tomorrow night, this election will end but i want you to understand our work together will be just beginning. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: we have to bridge the divide to this country. the bible says we have to repair the breaches. we have to be willing to start
listening to each other again, respecting each other again. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: i want to thank gaga because she is always stood for the fundamental principle of everybody. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: i want you to know and spread the word, i do want to be president for all americans, not just some, not just the people who support me and vote for me. i want to be resident for everyone, because we have a role to play in building that better future for our country and each other. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: so, if you have not voted yet, go to iwill vote.com. you can get all of the information you need and you can
still volunteer, right? go to hillaryclinton.com. or text join. or stop by one of our offices. we would welcome you to help to make sure everybody gets out to vote tomorrow. [cheering] mrs. clinton: none of us want to wake up wednesday morning and wish we had done more, right? [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: years from today when your kids and grandkids ask what you did in 2016 when everything was on the line, you will be able to say you voted for a stronger, fairer, better america. [cheering and applause] mrs. clinton: in america where we build bridges, not walls. [cheering and applause]
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free radio app. >> donald trump held a campaign event in new hampshire with his running mate mike pence. this rally was held in manchester. mike pence: america's mayor, everybody. well, the time has come and it is my high honor and distinct privilege to introduce to all of you here in the great state of presidentire the next of the united states of america. donald trump. [cheers and applause]
here is the good news. there are thousands of people outside trying to get in. me in newegan for hampshire. the first state we won. remember the promise i made, we will stop those drugs from pouring in, voicing your children, poisoning everybody else. we will work very hard to get people off that addiction. it is going to happen. we're going to do it. i said we are going to do it. i want to thank everybody in new hampshire. thank you. also, my family were here. tiffany th, ivanka. pence family.
i just looked at the numbers. indiana is doing very well. you have done a great job. a great job. thank you. and laura.a, eric, they have been such a big part. i have read about all the surrogates going all over for hillary clinton. but i have my family, they are the best surrogates. they were all over. i want to thank you. ivanka, on behalf of the family, say a couple of words? go ahead. ivanka: i was not planning on speaking tonight, but i didn't want to speak on this last night prior to election day to support my father. themso incredibly loud of -- proud of him.
i know what he will accomplish and then we will get to the real work of making this country great and working for you, the american people. he will never, ever let this country down. thank you. god bless. mr. trump: thank you very much. let's go and have a good time. by the way, we are going right after this to michigan because michigan is in play. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i may get there a little bit late, they are waiting. we have thousands and thousands of people. the polls just came out, we are leading in michigan. we are leading in new hampshire. we are leading in ohio. we are leading in iowa. we are leading in north carolina. doing really, really well in pennsylvania.
i do believe we are leading in florida. it is going to be amazing. it is going to be amazing. i want to thank everybody. folks, go ahead. you in a little while. i think he is coming to michigan with me. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you very much. [chanting] [applause] mr. trump: we said we wanted to finish off in new hampshire because of the incredible relationship i have, but who would have expected this?
this is incredible. a couple of things. two people i have a lot of respect for, incredible people. because they are so important to the area, i thought i would give you this information. it, have told me i can do so i will do it. , great guy. great guy. great friend of mine. great champion. unbelievable winner. today, and he said, donald, i support you. you are my friend. and i voted for you. [cheers and applause] i want to tell you, this guy is a champion. he is a winner.
and he is a great person. "tom, you voted for me, you support me, and i allowed to say it tonight in new hampshire?" if you want to say it, you can say it." that is what a champion is all about. another person very close to tom , for a lot of reasons you will understand in a second. unbelievable respect for him, champion in every way. i was in the plane, they handed me a letter. it was from coach belichick. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: he wrote me the most beautiful letter. it was only two hours ago. so we call back. we said, "do you think that mr.
p couldn't read that letter to the people of new hampshire?" he said, "absolutely if you like. letter, let me send one that is a little bit different." all ofed he would take the good things out like most gutless people do. but he is the opposite. he is a champion. he sent me a new letter. it was much better. it was stronger. most people don't do that. most people are the opposite. "oh gee, i don't want to get involved." he wrote, "congratulations on a tremendous campaign. you have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media and have come out
beautifully. the ultimatebe competitor and fighter. i have always had tremendous respect for you, but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the last year is remarkable. hopefully tomorrow's election results will give the opportunity to make america great again." [cheers and applause] wishes for great results tomorrow, bill belichick." [cheers and applause] it is funny. when he said he wanted to redo the letter, i expected a little change. i understand how most people work. most people are not the coach. tom brady and bill belichick, i want to thank you both.
go when a good super bowl or whatever you want to do. what a combination. when you know them personally like i do, they are even better. tomorrow, we are to win the great state of new hampshire. and we are going to take back the white house. we are going to deliver historic, once-in-a-lifetime change. country,people of this from florida to minnesota, from new mexico to write here in new hampshire, step on the voting booth, there is one fundamental question for you to consider. do you want america to be ruled by the corrupt political class, or do you want america to the ruled again by the people? [cheers and applause]
[chanting "we want trump"] i am asking for the votes of all americans. democrats, republicans, independents, first-time voters. and there are a lot of those first-time voters, folks. who are so desperately in need of change. can you imagine having hillary clinton for four years? can you imagine? hillary clinton's only allegiance is to herself, her donors, and her special interests. my only special interest is to
you. believe me. is to you. that is why i am doing this. that is why i am doing this. the corrupt special interests have stolen your jobs and sh your wealth to other countries. ipped they have betrayed the working class of this country. working, they american class will strike back. about time. begins with immediately repealing and replacing obamacare. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: it has just been announced that americans nationwide are going to experience a double-digit and triple digit premium hike. over 90% of the counties in new hampshire are losing obamacare insurance next year.
lots of luck in your negotiation. honestly, not going to matter. we are going to have it terminated. we're going to have great health care at a fraction of the cost, so it is not going to matter. i want you to leave here happy tonight. premiums are searching. -- surging. companies are leaving. doctors are quitting. deductibles are going through the roof. yes hillary clinton wants to double down on obamacare, making it even more expensive. i am asking for your vote so weekend repeal and replace -- we can repeal and replace obamacare and save health care for every family in new hampshire and our country. [cheers and applause] real change also
means restoring honesty to government. let's start by getting rid of clinton. that is the best. [cheers and applause] [chanting "lock her up"] mr. trump: by the way, did you ever see anything like what is happening right now? have we ever seen anything like this? four-star general james ago, for a two weeks tiny fraction in comparison can go to jail for up to five years. might very well. general petraeus, life was destroyed, reputation totally
destroyed or something that was a fraction of what hillary clinton did. what a shame. what a shame. so sad. hillary clinton is the most corrupt person ever to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. she threatened national security. she sold her office to the highest bidder. deleted her tracks, she 33,000 e-mails after receiving a congressional subpoena. her in itself disqualifies from running for president. she should not be allowed to run. rejected by a totally rigged system. it for aen saying long time. [cheers and applause]
[chanting "drain the swamp"] mr. trump: drain the swamp. hillary clinton has shown contempt or the working people of this country. hascampaign in wikileaks spoken horribly about catholics and evangelicals and so many others. they have it all. wikileaks. wikileaks. and what john podesta said about her, that instinct. instincts. has bad and bernie sanders said she has bad judgment. we're going to stand up for the catholics and stand up for the evangelicals. wikileaks just released another debate question.
hillary got another one just one hour ago. i said i have to mention it. if you go to west point or kinopolis or the air force academy, and you get the questions to a test and you don't report yourself, they throw you out. sad. me, a lot of my people say let's not talk about that. i say, talk about it, donna brazile got questions. donna brazile to those questions and gave them to crooked hillary. and crooked hillary did not do anything. she took the questions. i will tell you what, if i were bernie sanders, i would not be too happy. me too,ably did it with but did we win those debates or what? wouldn't matter. wouldn't matter.
so she got those questions. she never turned them in. remember, you are dealing with a very dishonest person. my contract with the american voter begins with a plan to end government corruption and to take our country back from the special interests. the entire corrupt washington establishment to hear these words from all of us. when we went tomorrow, we are going -- when we win tomorrow, we are going to drain the swamp. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: that is something. that is something. at the core of my contract is my plan to bring our jobs back. has lost one in
four of its manufacturing jobs since nafta. a disaster, a deal signed by bill clinton and his lovely wife hillary. [boos] mr. trump: amazingly, america has lost 70,000 factories since china entered the world trade organization. backed bill and hillary disaster. we are living through the single greatest jobs theft in the history of the world. a donald trump administration will stop the jobs from leaving america, and we will stop the jobs from leaving new hampshire. believe me. we will stop those, too. to fire theirants workers, leave new hampshire,
and moved to another country, and then ship their products back to the united states through what will soon be a border and powerful -- [cheers and applause] wall"]ng "build the mr. trump: we will make them pay a 35% tax on those products. you know what is going to happen? they are never leaving. they are staying. we will renegotiate nafta, stand up to china and stop the job
killing transpacific partnership. bringt of our plan to back jobs, we are going to lower taxes on american businesses from 35% to 15%. taxes forssively cut the middle class. hillary clinton is raising taxes vary substantially. inwill cancel billions global warming payments to the united nations. billions and billions and billions of dollars, and nobody knows where it goes, and nobody knows what it is used for. i know where it goes. it goes into a lot of people's pockets. we will use that money to invest in environmental infrastructure and the united states of america , if you don't mind. we will rebuild our inner cities. and the african-american
community and the hispanic immunity -- community will love what is going to happen because the inner cities in so many cases are like living in hell. crime is rampant, horrible. you cannot walk through a store without getting shot. schools are terrible. as bad as it gets. there are no jobs. we will bring back the jobs. we will fix this goals and make them terrific. we will make the inner city safe. we're going to make them safe. democrats, orhe more than 100 years in many cases, unbroken change, have been in charge of the inner cities. you know what they want, they want your vote, and then they say, see you in four years, folks. they do nothing.
i will fix the inner cities. i ask you though, what do you have to lose? believe me. we will do such a great job, what do you have to lose? we have been doing very well. if you look down in florida, look at those long lines, we have been doing very well with the african-american community and the hispanic community. and all of the dishonest press are saying, what is going on here? among the world's most dishonest people. look at all of them. [boos] look at all of those cameras. rl then't you twi cameras, folks, go ahead. twirl them. show the crowd. show the crowd. they don't do it. 10,000,you have another it was just reported. 10,000. these are the world's bad
people. dishonest people. they are very, very dishonest. not all of them. but i would say most of them. you heard the coach. he mentioned it, too. i guess he has his difficulties with them also. they are very dishonest. for alle a champion americans against this unfair and corrupt system. we will become a rich nation again. , we must a rich nation also be a safe nation. once a 550%ton increase in syrian refugees coming into the united states. cannot do it. [boos] mr. trump: her plan will import generations of terrorism, extremism, and radicalism into your schools and are out --
throughout your communities. when i am elected president, we will suspend the syrian refugee program, and we will keep radical islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. believe me. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: a trumpet administration will also secure and defend the borders of the united states. we will build a great, great wall. [cheers and applause] [chanting "build that wall"]
mr. trump: don't forget, new hampshire, i promise you. i promise you, when i want new hampshire -- won the hampshire in the primary, we are going to stop the drugs from flowing in. we are going to stop the drugs from poisoning your children and plenty of others. we are going to build the wall. i was endorsed by so many people having to do with the borders, ,he border patrol agent's, ice all of these endorsed donald trump. these are great people who want to do their job. i promised you if i got this far, you were the first ones, and you were the first ones that really caught me how bad the drug epidemic was. i met with your police, who are incredible people by the way,
and they explained. i guess it made a big impact on me. i love new hampshire. i love the beauty of new hampshire. the trees, the winding roads, the lakes, the rivers. the whole thing. i would meet with people, and i would say what is your biggest problem? they would say heroin. i would say heroin? we will stop it. we will stop it 100%. then we are going to work on helping the people who are so seriously addicted. we are going to do it. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: hillary clinton totally supports open borders. there goes your country. [boos] mr. trump: which means unlimited
,rugs pouring into your states pouring into our country. hillary also strongly supports century cities like san citiesco -- sanctuary like san francisco. we will cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities. believe me. all of them. we will stop illegal immigration. stop the drugs, pouring into our country. dismantle every single gang and criminal cartel threatening our citizens. we will also repeal the obama clinton defense sciquest are and rebuild our -- sequester and rebuild our national
infrastructure. this will be a national effort. rebuildingt of this will be the portsmouth naval shipyard. that is going to be a big part of it. a big part. we have now the smallest navy. does anyone know this? the smallest navy that we have had since world war i. upare going to build it back . i am honored to have the endorsement of more than 200 top animals -- admirals and generals. the list goes on and on and up and up every day. hillary and the establishment have dragged us into foreign wars that have made us less safe and that we never win. we fight and fight and fight. like mosul, we give them for months notice.
what about the element of surprise? remember the old element of surprise? mosu going to be attacking l in four months. we will hit them from the rear, we will get them from the front. we will paratroop in. we will do also to fix. then three months and then two months and one month. and then we expect to be attacking mosul next week. these are smart people. one of the reasons we are checking is we want to get the leaders of isis, who we feel are staying in mosul. they left after the first mention that we are going to attack. don't these people understand? what a bunch of people we have. i mean, we have a president, all the wants to do is campaign for crooked hillary. that is all he wants to do.
[boos] 47 air forcet big 7 one, those big old engines. he flies is all over the place campaigning for hillary. then he talks about let's not affect the ozone layer. what a joke. what a joke. he should not be campaigning. he should be out trying to get our jobs back, trying to secure our borders. building up our military, stopping her drug problem. amazing. amazing. hillary cannot fill a room. this is called filling a stadium. i have no guitar and no piano. beyonce the-z and other night. [boos] mr. trump: the language.
the language was so bad. people were insulted. they started walking out. hugsry walks on the stage, then, hugs them. she says, donald trump uses such foul language. give me a break. tonight she has respect state. -- bruce springsteen. what she does not say is this, they perform. some people have never heard language like this. they come in and listen to the musician. i think it is the meaning to the political process. they listen. she cannot fill a room. i am telling you that she would have 100 people sitting in the first row. people including the people outside. more than beyonce. more than jay-z.
more than anybody. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we don't have a guitar. planwe do have is a great to make america great again. that is what we have. also, in all fairness, is there any place better than a trump rally to be? really. there is no place better. haveese politicians shipped our jobs and are well all over the world and let our borders wide open at home. that will change immediately upon our victory. immediately. believe me. got to get out and vote. tomorrow is the day. one thing i will say about after, i have never disappointed and after, but new hampshire has
never disappointed me. remember in the primaries? trump," youdonald they said,ony polls, "donald trump may not win new hampshire." i said i think i am going to win. and then we won by 18 points. with a lot of people. we had 17 people. you know what else, right next massachusetts where they are represented -- [cheers and applause] like bell why you check so much and tom brady. is there a better reference then tom brady and bill belichick? i don't think so. i don't think so. in massachusetts we have 14
people left. they go like this. boom, boom, boom. we got a 9.5% of the vote. these dishonest -- 49.5% of the vote. these dishonest pundits go, 50% oftrump has not made the vote. how do you get over 50 when you have 14 people? is represented by pocahontas. [boos] represented by pocahontas. she is terrible. she is just a terrible person. terrible. clinton thinks she is doing herself a favor to use this woman as a surrogate. saysbody that watches are that she is a terrible human being.
she is. i don't know who is going to challenge her, but whoever does. i hear a very great a small picture is going to challenge her. he is a great guy. i don't know if he is going to do it. elizabeth warren is terrible. she is a terrible senator. take a look at what she has passed. nothing. nothing. in the senate, everybody hates her. they don't want to deal with her. i will make you a deal. you can have pokemon does. i will take -- you can have pocahontas. i will take tom brady and bill belichick. to beow on it is going america first. to all americans, i say, it is time for change and leadership.
about what we can accomplish in the first 100 days of a donald trump administration. we are going to have the biggest tax cut since ronald reagan. even bigger. hillary is going to raise your taxes substantially. we're going to eliminate every unnecessary job killing regulation. we will cancel every illegal obama executive order. at plays golf so much that he does not have time to convince congress and do it the way it is supposed to be done. right? he has played more golf than some people in the pga tour. it is something over 300 rounds. play itfine, but always with leaders of countries and people who can help us.
don't play it with your friends all the time. we're going to protect religious liberty. rebuild our military. and we are going to finally take care of our veterans properly. our veterans properly. [cheers and applause] our veterans have been very mistreated. i want to thank them for the tremendous support i get. they do polls, and forget it. it is like i am not running against anybody. and our law enforcement. they have been great. we are going to provide school choice and provided and to common core. support the men and women of law enforcement. great people. our secondt amendment, which is under siege -- save our second amendment, which is under siege.
and we will have justices for the supreme court will will uphold and defend the constitution. think of this. i started on june 16. long time ago. way back. can you imagine this? now i can say, you have one day. it is no longer one day. it is just like tomorrow morning. lou is going to vote tomorrow morning, please? is going to vote tomorrow morning, these? this, i will never ever let you down. i promise you. i did not need to do this. i built a great company. one of the great companies. some of the great real estate assets in the world. i enjoy my life. i was on the other side.
criticizing the other side because i understand the other side as well as anybody. our country was in trouble. i love our country. i looked at what was happening. i am really happy i did this. i am really happy i did this. it has been an amazing experience. we are going to make our country great again. you have one day to make every dream you ever dreamed for your country and your family come true. you have one magnificent chance to defeat this corrupt system and deliver justice for every forgotten man and every forgotten woman and every forgotten child in this nation. do not let this opportunity slip away. it is never going to happen again. never going to happen. in four years from now, never going to happen again. people are voting that they never saw before. these are great people. they never saw anybody they want
it. they are voting in numbers like they have never seen in texas, in florida. oting in v numbers they have never seen before. government should serve the people, not the donors and the special interests. we are fighting to bring us all together as americans. imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people oner one god saluting american flag. [cheers and applause] [chanting "usa"] mr. trump: thank you. thank you. thank you, everybody. such a great honor. incredible people. you are incredible people.
i am asking you to dream big because what you're about we are se with yoru vote we are just one day away on the change you have always dreamed of. i say these words to you tonight, i'm with you. i will fight for you. i will win for you. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i will win for you. together we will make america wealthy again. we will make america strong again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. thank you very much, everybody. god bless you. god bless you. get out and vote. take care, everybody. [cheers and applause]
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] >> coming up this morning on election day, pennsylvania secretary of state joins us to talk about the preparedness of polling locations and potential voter turnout around the state. we will talk about key senate races that could determine if democrats and of taking over the majority. we will also discuss early voter turnout and preparations for election night and concerns over cyber attacks. be sure to watch c-span's "washi at 7 journal" coming up a.m. this morning. join the discussion. c-span,ion night on watch the results and be part of a national conversation about the outcome. the on location at the hillary clinton and donald trump election night headquarters and watch victory and concession speeches in key races, starting
live. watch live on c-span and on-demand at c-span.org, or listen to our free coverage using the c-span radio app. >> hillary clinton campaigned with her daughter and husband in philadelphia. they were joined by president obama and michelle obama along and jonce springsteen bon jovi at independence hall. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome bruce springsteen. [cheers and applause]
just can't face myself alone insideon't you run back darling you know just what i'm here for so you're scared and you're thinking that maybe we ain't that young anymore show a little faith there's magic in the night you ain't a beauty but hey you're alright oh and that's alright with me you can hide 'neath your covers and study your pain make crosses from your lovers throw roses in the rain waste your summer praying in vain for a saviour to rise from these streets well now i'm no hero that's understood all the redemption i can offer beneath this dirty hood
with a chance to make it good somehow hey what else can we do now except roll down the window and let the wind blow back your hair well the night's busting open these two lanes will take us anywhere we got one last chance to make it real to trade in these wings on some wheels climb in back heaven's waiting down on the tracks oh-oh come take my hand we're riding out tonight to case the promised land oh-oh thunder road, oh thunder road thunder road
lying out there like a killer in the sun hey, i know it's late we can make it if we run oh thunder road sit tight take hold well i got this guitar and i learned how to make it talk and my car's out back if you're ready to take that long walk from your front porch to my front seat the door's open but the ride it ain't free i know you're lonely for words that i ain't spoken but tonight girl we'll be free all the promises'll be broken there were ghosts in the eyes
of all the boys you sent away they haunt this dusty beach road in the skeleton frames of burned out chevrolets they scream your name at night in the street your graduation gown lies in rags at their feet and the lonely cool before dawn you hear their engines roaring on but when you get to the porch they're gone on the wind, so mary climb in it's a town full of losers and we're pulling out of here to
candidacy is based on intelligence, experience, preparation, and on an actual vision of an america where women,e counts, men and hispanic and black, native and immigrant, where folks from all backgrounds can come together to address our problems in a reasonable and away. -- thoughtful way. that vision of america is essential to sustain no matter how difficult its realization. an america where the issue of income distribution should be at the forefront of our national conversation. where the progress we have made in reducing unemployment is not enough area we must do better. vision of universal health care for all that will build on the work of president obama. she sees an america that needs to be fairer, where our highest
courts look to protect the rights of all of our citizens and not just the privileged. she sees an america where the issue of immigration reform is dealt with realistically and compassionately. to she calls to an america participate in the welfare of our planets, both in world affairs and in global science, where the unfinished business of protecting the rights of women is not an afterthought but i a priority. it is a country where we will be stronger together. to briefly address her opponent. this is a man whose vision is limited to little beyond himself, who has a profound lack of decency that would allow him to prioritize his own interests and ego before america itself somebody who would be willing to damage our long cherished and
often admired system. that is unforgivable. tomorrow, those ideas and that campaign is going down. [cheers and applause] let's all do our part so we can look back on 2016 and say, we stood with heather clinton on the right side of history. that is why i am standing here with you tonight with a dream of a better america. for is a prayer postelection. home ♪ called long walk
♪ last night i stood at your doorstep trying to figure out what went wrong you just slipped something into my palm and you were gone i could smell the same deep green of summer 'bove me the same night sky was glowin' in the distance i could see the town where i was born it's gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home a long walk home in town i pass sal's grocery the barber shop on south street
i looked into their faces they're all rank strangers to me veteran's hall high up on the hill stood silent and alone the diner was shuttered and boarded with a sign that just said "gone" it's gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home it's gonna be a long walk home here everybody has a neighbor everybody has a friend
everybody has a reason to begin again my father said "son, we're lucky in this town, it's a beautiful place to be born it just wraps its arms around you, nobody crowds you and nobody goes it alone" "you know that flag flyin' over the courthouse means certain things are set in stone who we are, what we'll do and what we won't" it's gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me
gonna be a long walk home it's gonna be a long walk home it's gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home hey pretty darling, don't wait up for me gonna be a long walk home it's gonna be a long walk home it's gonna be a long walk home ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause]
bruce: ♪ i get up in the evening and i ain't got nothing to say i come home in the morning i go to bed feeling the same way i ain't nothing but tired man i'm just tired and bored with myself hey there baby, i could use just a little help you can't start a fire you can't start a fire without a spark this gun's for hire
even if we're just dancing in the dark message keeps getting clearer radio's on and i'm moving 'round the place i check my look in the mirror i wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face man i ain't getting nowhere i'm just living in a dump like this there's something happening somewhere baby i just know that there is you can't start a fire you can't start a fire without a spark this gun's for hire even if we're just dancing in the dark
sitting around here trying to write this book i need love reaction come on baby, give me just one look can't start a fire sitting around with a broken heart this gun is for hired even if we're just dancing in the dark can't start a fire worrying about your little world falling apart this guns for hire dancing inre just the dark even if we're just dancing in the dark dancing in thet dark
honors of my life to travel throughout the country throughout the last month on behalf of my mother's campaign. to meet the thousands of organizers who were working so hard with probably no sleep. to meet so many of the millions of volunteers who have been part of this campaign. and to now be here tonight with the tens of thousands of people here. it is just extraordinary. i am so, so grateful and i am so fiercely, ridiculously proud of my mom. am unapologetically biased towards her in i hope that many of you now understand after this campaign why that is so true for me. cast myannot wait to vote for her tomorrow.
and, i like to think i am the most excited person here. might be even a little bit more excited than i am. so, just from the bottom of my this allank you for very much. into now it is my great honor to introduce my dad, president bill clinton. bill clinton: thank you. first of all, you just saw one of the reasons you should support hillary. i am proud of our daughter and i am grateful for her and all of you who have worked for her from to today.ing i'm grateful to bruce springsteen and john bon jovi. i am grateful to all of you.
but i want you to take just one think about where we are and what it means. this country began here. right here. with people who pledged their lives, fortunes, sacred honor, to form a more perfect union. in other words, we are stronger together. and i have watched her live the campaign as she has lived her campaign as she has lived her life. when it came to making changes for other people. proving that no matter what came along, no matter what they hit her with or what obstacles were in the road, she would keep her eyes on other people. on the future that our children,
her grandchildren deserve. no matter what happens, she says "we are stronger the -- we are stronger together. that means that empowerment is better than resentment and working together is better than fighting and it is better to lift somebody up than put somebody down. that is the candidate we are for. and tomorrow, the american people are going to be given a chance, one more time, to form a more perfect union. it will be because we are losing our great president from term limits and it will be a change election and we have to decide if we are going to change forward, together, or backwards. i think that all of us go a great debt of gratitude to the administration of barack obama. to the first lady, it to the
introduction. and thank you philadelphia. look at you. wow. what an amazing crowd. what an amazing night. this is truly in emotional moment for me for so many reasons. first, we are a day away from once again making history. tomorrow, we have the chance to elect someone who is singularly qualified to be our president, our friend hillary clinton. she is a phenomenal woman who has devoted her life to helping others, kids in school, other families struggling to get by, women who need a voice. when thee tell you, going gets tough hillary is the , person we want on our side.
because she never gives up. she never quits. she refuses to be knocked down, pushed around, or counted out. and on top of all that, she is an outstanding mother, a loving and loyal wife, a brilliant woman who is an inspiration to me and to millions across the country. in just a few hours, we have the power to make her our next president. [cheers and applause] michelle obama: now, how amazing is that? i am honored to be here on this stage on the eve of this moment and i am emotional. also because in many ways, speaking here is perhaps the last and most important thing i can do for my country as first
lady. let me take a moment to thank you and the people of this country for giving our family the extraordinary honor of serving as your first family. thank you for your love, thank you for your prayers and welcoming us into the community with open hearts and for giving us a chance whether you agreed with our politics or not. inspired usu have with your courage and your decency. and every day we have tried to make you proud and live up to the standard of citizenship that you set. we know that our words and actions are our actions are a
reflection to the world of who we are as a nation. more importantly, our actions are a reflection of what behavior we hope our children will emulate. and we believe our responsibility to you and to our were children does not end when we leave the white house. that is why barack and i have worked so hard for this election. believe we have a duty to leave it to a leader we all can trust. a leader who takes the job seriously. someone who is truly ready to be day one.-in-chief on we deserve a leader who will ensure that our daughters are safe and respected and that to our sons understand that truly strong men are compassionate and kind.
leader who sees the dignity and humanity and all of us and who will encourage as to see the big, better angels and of us.ne we need a leader who sees diversity as a blessing not a threat. richder who sees us not as or poor but as hard-working people doing the best with what we've got. a leader who sees is not as kratz and republicans but as neighbors and friends who loved this country. who sees is not just as black or white, immigrants or native-born, but as brothers and sisters who are all infinitely worthy. all imported parts of this great american story. and i am here tonight because i believe with all of my heart and soul that hillary clinton is
that leader. we need to do everything we can to get her elected president of the united states. and here's the beauty of it all. this election is on us. it is in our hands. tomorrow,out and vote hillary clinton will win. but, if we stay home or if we play around with a protest vote, then hillary's opponent will win. period. end of story. look, presidential elections are close, decided by precinct. by just taking a few minutes out of your day to cast your vote and bringing friends and family
with you, each of you has the power to swing a precinct for hillary. and if we swing enough , precincts, we win the state, this election, and we continue the progress we have all made in the past eight years. we will do this. that is the power that you have. tomorrow, with your vote, you can stand up to those who look to divide us and make us afraid. you can declare with one voice that we are all made stronger together. tomorrow, with your vote, you can say that this country has always been great and that it is the greatest nation on earth. a country where a girl like me from the southside of chicago whose great great grandfather go to some ofn
the finest universities on earth. sonuntry where the biracial of a single mother from hawaii and these son of a single mother from arkansas can both make it to the white house. where a passionate, outspoken young woman determined to do all the good she can, can go on to break the highest hardest glass ceiling and become our president. have.s the power you into the history you can make tomorrow. but only if we get out and vote for hillary clinton. so, can we count on you? can hillary count on you? we have to get out and vote to
make this happen. so, i now have the honor of introducing my husband to the stage -- [cheers and applause] obama: my last chance, perhaps, to introduce him as the president. i just want to publicly say how proud i am of all that he has done for this country. i am proud not just of what he has done but how he has done it. getting the job done in the faces of unimaginable challenges. always going high when they go low. whatng the as all intelligence, dignity, and grace
are you fired up? are you ready to go? thank you, michelle obama. for being my partner, my love, my rock, and an amazing first lady. [cheers and applause] pres. obama: eight years ago, i asked all of you to join me on an unlikely journey. we set out not just to change programs or policy, but to rebuild the economy where everyone had a chance to succeed and to reform washington so that your voices would be more powerful than entrenched lobbyists. we set out to keep america safe and strong, not just with the might of our arms and the valor of our troops, but with the
power of ideas, to shape the changing america so that everybody belongs and has a part. everybody has a responsibility. now, we did not know when we began that america would fall into the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes. but in the face of great challenges, in the face of entrenched interests, in the face of in some cases unprecedented obstruction in cynical washington, we stayed with it and the american people stayed with it. because of your resilience, your strength, because of your faith, es we can" into
"yes we did." look at the road we have traveled. we have seen america turn recession into recovery, with businesses creating 15.5 million new jobs, putting people back to work. more than any of the other advanced economies combined. there was a resurgent auto industry, like one another clinton was resident. incomes are rising. poverty is falling. 20 million more americans have health insurance. we have doubled the production of renewable energy. become the world leader in fighting climate change. marriage equality is finally a reality from coast-to-coast. we brought home more of our men and women in uniform and we took out osama bin laden.
and almost every country on earth sees america as stronger and more respectable today they and they did eight years ago. because bill clinton is here, i just did a little arithmetic. under the last two republican presidents, job growth was basically flat and the deficits went up. over our two democratic presidencies, jobs went up by 30 million, deficits went down, millions more americans got health insurance. so, yes, with democrats in charge, america is stronger. those are just the facts. and with just one more day to go, we now have the chance to
elect a 45th president who will build on the progress, finish the job, who has the respect of leaders around the world, who is smart and who is steady and who is tested. someone who comes to this as well prepared as anybody who has ever run, more than me or bill. the next president of the united states, hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] pres. obama: now, i know that it has been a long campaign and there has been a lot of noise of distractions. at times, it has felt more like a reality show or even a parody. but tomorrow, philadelphia, the
choice you face when you step into that voting booth could not be more clear or more serious. on the economy, donald trump is uniquely unqualified to be our chief executive. that is why most ceos and economist do not support him. he would strip americans of health insurance, rollback the rules that are designed to check the wall street recklessness, and protect consumers. and would rollback regulations designed to preserve for our kids. on foreign policy, donald trump is temperamentally unfit to be the commander in chief. do not take my word for it. listen to the republicans who refuse to support him. he lacks a basic understanding of the world. justifies torture. suggests abandoning our allies. over the weekend, his campaign took away his twitter account,
-- [laughter] obama: -- because he is erratic. if his advisors do not trust him to tweet, why would we trust him with the nuclear codes? more than his policies, throughout his campaign, he has shown a terror contempt for the values that make this nation great. anybody who sees women as objects, minorities as inferior, other faiths as presumptively -- cannot lead this dynamic, big-hearted country that we love. all of this should give you a reason to vote tomorrow. but you do not just have to vote against someone.
you have somebody extraordinary you can vote for. philadelphia, you have somebody outstanding to vote for in hillary clinton. i will be honest, i have had to bite my time after a lot of nonsense i have heard people say about hillary. andn only imagine what bill chelsea have been going through. the vicious, crazy attacks. applied tostandard her, which are like nothing we have ever seen before. what makes it worst is that most of the people who are saying this do not believe it and they know better. don't forget when hillary was a , senator, she was really popular. when she was secretary of state. effective she was. how she could cross party lines to get things done.
before she announced her candidacy for president, the republican leaders described her as -- and i am quoting now. "very impressive." one of the most effective secretaries of state. they were right. i agreed with republicans. hillary did a great job for a big reasonhe is why we are more respected around the world. but then when it was politically sameient, those republicans began tearing her down. look, when you are subjected to unrelenting and negative fire, it takes a toll. but here's the thing about hillary clinton. she does not complain or buckle. she brushes it off. like the american people, she is strong and tough and she knows that government service is not
about her. it is about you and your struggles. your dreams. throughout her career, hillary has followed the methodist creed her mom taught her. do all the good you can for all the people you can for all the way that you can for as long as you can. and she does not plan on stopping. i know that she will work her heart out for you. for every person still in need of a good job or a raise. for every child who needs a ladder out of poverty, every student who needs relief from student debt, every immigrant who wants to contribute to the country they love, she will work and she will deliver. she won't just tweet. [laughter] pres. obama: but she will need
your help and she will need help in washington. if you want hillary clinton to continue the progress made, you need to give her allies in the senate, like katie mcginty. there she is. you cannot just put hillary with republicans in congress, who are already promising you more unprecedented dysfunction in washington. it would be hard to do, but they are promising it. more shutdowns, more obstruction. years of hearings and investigations. you know, gridlock is not mysterious. it is not something that happens because both sides are being unreasonable. it has been a stated republican strategy and the only way to break it is to make those who engage in it pay a price by electing more democrats. look at mcginty's opponent. pat toomey.
don't boo. vote. i give him credit for working on background checks. 90% of americans support it. but the vision rings hollow when he supports a republican leader who blocked the bill and he give taxated votes to cuts for the wealthy, just like donald trump and a lower minimum wage, just like donald trump. we do not need a trump-toomey economy. we need someone who has never forgotten his roots. the daughter of a restaurant hostess and a philadelphia beat cop. someone who went to college with the help of a scholarship and to loans. be withty will matches you part way, she will be with
you all the way and that is why you have to vote for her. "katie"] nting pres. obama: pennsylvania, if you think gridlock helps the family, you should vote republican. but if you think that americans need childcare care they can afford and equal pay for women, a higher minimum wage for workers, you need to vote for democrats up and down the ticket. people like hillary. people like katie mcginty. these are people who will roll up their sleeves and move america forward. listen, i know that we live in a cynical time. and i know elections and all the negative advertisements have heightened the cynicism. last week, a journalist asked me if i still believe the optimism
i expressed that night back in boston 12 years ago. that we were more than just a collection of red states and blue states, that there was not a conservative or liberal america, a black amerco or a weight america. that it was just the united states of america. she asked me if i still believed in the hope of 2008. if i still believe in change. after all they said, it the country is so divided and hillary is in a close race with somebody who stands in total opposition to everything you ever sued for. maybe your vision was misguided he suggested, or at least pretty naive. it was a fair question. i have acknowledged that i did not count on the obstruction we would see. i did not anticipate the way social media would magnify our divisions.
nobody knew how deep the great recession would cut. nobody knew how anxious people would be about her futures and their children's futures. even after the economy recovered, despite all that, i told you, "the answer is yes." i still believe in hope and i am still as optimistic as ever, because of you, the american people. in my visits to schools and factories. board meetings. national parks. in the letters you have written to me and the tears you have shed over a lost loved one, i have seen again and again your goodness, strength, and your heart. in 2008, you gave me a chance, a skinny guy with a funny name and, for these past eight years,
i saw how hard you worked and in the face of impossible odds. values you teach your children and the way you treat strangers in need. i have seen men and women in uniform who meet every mission. and the military families who served and sacrificed. and, the wounded warriors who never quit. me all those years ago and i will always be grateful for the privilege you gave me to serve. but i will be honest with you. i always had the better odds, because i always got to bet on you. and, america i am betting on you one more time. i am betting that tomorrow most moms and dads will not vote for somebody who denigrates their
daughters from the highest office in the land. i am betting that most americans will not vote for somebody who says that people with disabilities is inferior. who thinks people with different religions are objects of suspicion. i am betting that, tomorrow, true conservatives will not cast their vote for somebody with no regard for the constitution. i am betting that young people turn out to vote, because your future is at stake. [cheers and applause] pres. obama: i am betting that men across this country will have no problem voting for the more qualified candidate, who happens to be a woman. i am betting that african-americans will vote in big numbers. because this journey we have been on was never about the color of the president, but about the content of the character. i am betting that america would reject a politics of resentment and choose a politics that says that we are stronger together.
i am betting that, tomorrow, you will reject fear and choose hope. i am betting that the wisdom, decency, and generosity of the american people will win the day and that is a bet that i have never, ever lost. philadelphia, in this place, the founding fathers forged the documents of freedom and in this place where they gave us the tools. if you share my faith, i ask you to vote. if you want a president who shares faith in america and has lived that faith in america and will finally shatter the glass ceiling, being a president for each and every one of us, i am asking you to work as hard as you can this day to elect this
all of you here in this spot and to all of the volunteers, the activists, the union organizers, those hardhats in the audience tonight. thank you for coming out for one last rally before even a day -- election day tomorrow. and personally i am so happy to be finishing this campaign with my husband and my daughter by my side. we have been traveling across the country separately trying to cover as much as ground as possible and talk to as many voters as we can. glad that we are altogether tonight in philadelphia with you. havehow great was it to
and brucevi springsteen with us? in addition to all of that, what is so special, for me, is that we have our amazing president and first lady with us. because for now nearly eight years, they have served our nation with grace, strength, brilliance, and a whole lot of cool. and they have shown us, again and again, as michelle says, right here in philadelphia back "when convention -- others go low, we go high." i am pretty sure, as they said,
that the best way to thank them is to do something really important tomorrow. to vote. andy single one of you every person you know. the cousin as the president it just pointed out, -- as the president just pointed out, there is a clear choice in this election. a choice between division or unity, an economy that works for everyone, or only those at the top, between strong, steady leadership, or a loose cannon who could put everything at risk. so, make no mistake, our core values are being tested in this election.
we know enough about my opponent. we know who he is. is, whatuestion for us kind of country do we want to be and what kind of future we want to build for our children. i am proud that i had the chance to serve in obama's cabinet and i am proud that i could watch the extraordinary service of our first lady. and one thing i know is that, like them, i love america and i know you do, too. we love this country. we love what it stands for. we are blind to its flaws, it's problems, its challenges.
but i believe with all my heart that america's best days are still ahead of us. gather.ach for them to we choose to believe in a hope inclusive, big-hearted america. an america where everyone has a place. everyone is included. everyone has a chance to live up to their own god-given potential. many have been so memorable moments in the election for me that mostly real -- revolve around to people that i have had the privilege of meeting. last night, in manchester, new hampshire, i had the honor to be introduced by khazir khan, who
son who was killed in iraq. just as at our convention, he reminded us of the responsibility we all share and to protect and defend our constitution. you remember the story of captain khan, the son of immigrants. himself brought here is a young child who would grow up to join the united states army. and on that fateful day with his unit, he saw a suspicious car and he moved towards it to determine whether it was a danger or not and told his men to stay back.
the car was rigged and the bomb went off. he died protecting his men. the car was rigged and the bomb he was awarded the bronze star and the purple heart. mr. khan said last night is something i want us all to remember. he said after the many derogatory and insulting comments we have heard from donald trump, would his son have a place in donald trump's america? important question for all of us because we don't want to shrink the vision of this great country. we want to keep expanding it so that everyone, everyone has a your dreams,ue
your aspirations, the future that you want to create for yourselves and everyone else. think about that when you go to the polls tomorrow. think about how throughout our history, generations of americans just like us have come together to meet the test of their times. as president obama said, it started right here in philadelphia when representatives from 13 unruly launchs came together to the greatest experiment the world has ever seen. our parents and grandparents defended that democracy. they built the great american middle class. they marched for civil rights
and voting rights. for workers rights and women's rights. for lgbt rights and rights for people with disabilities. face the testwe of our time. we vote for, not just against? is on thewe decide ballot because although my name and my opponent's name may be on the ballot, every issue is on the ballot. if you believe that america thrives when the middle class thrives, you have to vote. if you believe that all of our kids should have good schools and good teachers no matter what the code they live in, then you
have to vote. college it should be more affordable, you have to vote. believe we must reform our criminal justice system so everyone has respect for the law and everyone is respected by the law, you have to vote. believe we need to protect our kids and pass commonsense gun safety reforms, you have to vote. believe we must raise the minimum wage in finally guarantee equal pay for women, then you need to vote. now, you know, every time i say that last part -- equal pay for women -- my opponent accuses me
of playing the women's cards. well, you know what i say, if that is playing the women's card, then deal me in. so, it is not just my name or donald trump's name on the ballot. every issue you care about is at stake and that is just the beginning. because we have to bridge the divide in our country. deeply how angry the tone of the campaign became. fault!your [applause] mrs. clinton: by the way, did
and if you see those debates? i stood next to mr. trump for four hours proving conclusively that i have the stamina to be commander-in-chief. -- have to say [crowd chanting "hillary"] thatclinton: i have to say there were so many really troubling things that my opponent has said but probably at thet horrifying was end of the last debate. after he had insulted everyone. more the end cap of the population, by the way. immigrants, african-americans, latinos, p.o.w.'s, women, he attack on ouran
democracy refusing to say whether or not he would accept the outcome of the election. while, let's show tomorrow there will be no question about the outcome of this election. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: but i also want you to know i will be a president for all americans. democrats, republicans, independent. who support people me in this election, everyone. because i believe we have a role to play and building a better, stronger america. building on the progress that we have enjoyed under president barack obama over the last eight years. not going to let anybody
rip away the progress we have made and turn the clock back, sending us back in time. tore people are free question the foundation of our country. what our founders here did. you know, they did not agree on everything in case you have not remembered. there were lots of contention, arguments. what they saw a higher purpose and they came together. that is what i want us to do. in, we can take the first step tomorrow. these make a plan to vote. pennsylvania, it all happens tomorrow. [applause] if you text the , we will tell you how
to get there. please tell your friends and neighbors. iwillvote.como to and get the information you need. every person who lives in philadelphia lives within five blocks of the polling place. that is it. and they open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. know, if you are in line, they will have to let you vote. so, we need your help in the last hours. we need your help to turn people out and those who need assistant to get to the polls. you can still volunteer by going hillaryclinton.com.
because none of us want to wake up on wednesday morning and wish we had done more. years from today, when your kids and grandkids ask what you did in 2016, when everything was on the line, i want you to be able to say that you did vote and you voted for in inclusive, countryted, open-minded that keeps making forward that we keep moving forward, because i believe that we are stronger together. that you voted for an america where we build ridges not walls. maybe, most importantly, you voted in great numbers to demonstrate, once and for all,
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