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unresponsive this morning. the attorney general says, i am appalled to learn jeffrey epstein was found dead this morning from apparent suicide while in federal custody. mr. epstein's death raises serious questions. he goes on to say, an addition to the fbi investigation, i have consulted with the inspector general, who is opening an investigation. that from the attorney general. a reminder, we are back tomorrow morning on the bus on c-span's washington journal. among the guests his clay masters of iowa public radio, host of morning edition in des moines, to talk about this weekend's iowa state fair, all the candidates in town for a series of events, including a gun safety event put together in the last 48 hours. we carried it on our website at c-span.org. senator kirsten gillibrand is coming up at 3:15 eastern, followed by former colorado governor john hickenlooper.
kristen from spokane, washington on the democrats' line. go ahead, please. >> i watched miss williamson's speech. she is spot on on things. what i would like to see in a i would is not debates, want to see all the leaders, all the presidential people that are going to move on in the debates. let's sit down and have a consortium and see and do a bullet point. what is our most important thing? vote him outis to at the ballot box. steve: the next debate is scheduled for houston, texas, airing on abc. jared from waterford new york -- waterford, new york, republican line, have you been watching much of the fair? >> yes. i would like to say marianne
williamson is a wingnut. i hope democrats nominate her so trump can win in 2020. i want to talk about one of the most important issues to me, gun rights. all guns should be legal. democratsublicans and fight for the second amendment. and to all the republicans supporting red flag laws and universal background checks, you will lose more seats in congress in november if you do that. steve: why do you oppose the red flag laws are background checks? >> because they are tyrannical. if you look at red flag laws, the idea that any law enforcement member can just bust down your door and demand you people --your guns is of the something out
1700s. the idea of background checks is ridiculous. again, it is against the second amendment. toast in a license to the toaster on my -- in my own home? i think not. i don't think you should need to go through a background check to get a gun. steve: how do you strike a balance between preserving the second amendment and also not seeing what happened in el paso, texas, dayton ohio, parkland, florida, las vegas, nevada, or parkland high school? >> it starts with arming yourself. we need to get rid of gun-free zones to prevent something like parkland, but i also think it is a mental-health thing. we need more mental health, we need to discover why this is happening. i don't think gun restrictions are going to help.
there look at california, was a shooting there. california has some of the most strict gun laws in the countries at that couldn't prevent that. steve: thanks for the call from waterford, new york. if you're keeping track of this inl courtesy of channel 13 des moines, our colleague nate hearst with the very latest, it is the colonel paul -- the poll, jill biden leading with 29%, followed by mayor pete luta judge, senator elizabeth, senator kamala harris and senator bernie sanders. among republicans, 97% support donald trump, 3% support governor bill weld. governor weld will join us tomorrow on the c-span bus. he will also be at "the des moines register" on the political soapbox, speeches by the candidates. you can see a huge crowd getting
ready for kiersten jell-o brand, coming up in seven minutes. florence next, joining us from ohio on the republican line. good afternoon. i would like to say i would i would likeee -- to see miss williams on the circuit next time. i would also like to see them talk about issues instead of talking about each other or one ient trump the only would look for right now for the democrats -- i vote either party, not just one party, and i vote for the best person that .as the best answers to issues either pete to see buttigieg or maryann williams on the ticket.
steve: the president taking aim at the new york times, writing on twitter, maggie hagerman reported i was annoyed by the lack of cameras at the hospitals in dayton and el paso when in fact i was the one that stated strongly i did not want the fake news inside and told my people it to let them in, calling fake reporting. next, from covina, california, good afternoon. >> good afternoon, c-span. and thank you so much for showing the iowa therapy. i live all the way in california , so there is no way i could go to iowa right now. steve: do you feel like you are there through our coverage? >> yes i do, yes i do. i wish, though, that democratic candidates would disclose right now all the corporate funds that they are getting read pete buttigieg -- that they are getting. kamala harris,
joe biden, cory booker, they all have a lot of corporate companies in their pockets. bernie sanders doesn't. elizabeth sanders doesn't and neither does miss williams son. -- neither does miss williamson. it is important to disclose now who is paying all their funds for going around the country and saying, please vote for me. because if anything is true through this poll i have seen, pete buttigieg, yes he has a lot of good points, but he is deep in the pockets of corporate america. why would we want that? why would you want somebody knowing somebody? the only people they should be yelling is the american people who voted them in, believe in their statements at what they are going to do for the country, and support them to get it done. thanks for your comments. pete buttigieg will be live at the iowa state fair tuesday at
2:30 here on c-span. do you have a final point? gunse person talking about in california, the gentleman that went to shoot the poor people up north, he cut through a metal fence and went through some water that was blocking anyone from going into the area where the garlic festival was. it wasn't that he just walked in , they had security, i'm pretty sure they had no idea somebody was going to cut through the metal fence and go through water just to shoot people. steve: thank you for the call. we moved to diane in new hampshire, where it begins, first of the nation caucus. are you going to participate when you vote? i am., i would like to say i think the most very important thing is the environment.
trump doesn't believe in global warming. very, very, very important point. all these democrats that are to beg they seem wonderful people and i hope they really focus on the environment big time. steve: we have vicki from oregon, republican line, what are your thoughts? are, i am ats registered democrat but i am backing trump, i voted republican lately, the last few years, but i am concerned, and i wish democrats and all of the country would concentrate so much more on the movies and videos that desensitize and are so harmful, instead of putting all the gun and violence going to trump.
these movies today, and stuff, you just sit and look at, i can't believe it, but they are feeling kids and young people's minds. i think a lot of it is coming from that. farm: thank you, prineville, oregon. in about 30 seconds you will hear from somebody from "the des thens register" and senator kiersten jell-o brand. you can see a huge crowd. if we get her from the soapbox to the bus, she will be here to take your calls and hear your comments. you are watching live coverage from the state fair in des moines. all our video coverage on c-span.org. >> welcome to the political soapbox. who has been here all day? whooo.
you know what iowa nice means, tell your friends and neighbors. everyone, wear sunscreen, drink water, it is getting mighty hot. and now, senator kiersten jell-o brand. : hello,gillibrand everybody. i want to introduce the director of fun, henry gillibrand. this is the driver of the rv, jonathan jell-o brand. >> hi, everyone. gillibrand: henry loves your state fair, so thank you. henry won that, no joke, it was a little frisbee thing, anyway, it is such a pleasure to be here. i can't tell you how exciting it is. i got my start in politics in a community not unlike this.
my grandmother was a woman who loved politics, started working at age 18 as a secretary in our state legislature. 75 years ago, she looked around, all the legislators were men, all the staff were women, so she wanted to have a voice. she did not know how, she knew her voice was important, but she figured the voice of all the women was even more important. so she learned to work on campaigns she learned to organize, she taught women had to go door to door, how to stuff envelopes, how to make phone on a, and my first memory campaign was when i was henry's age, it was a hot august day, the women were wearing dresses not unlike mine, sleeveless, cotton dresses to keep cool, and there were stuffing envelopes. and i am thinking, i am , theirzed by their arms jiggly arms, and i am saying to myself, i want to be just like those ladies someday.
arms forgh, jiggly everybody. i loved my grandmother and how much she loved politics, because it was an extension of her values, who she was, what she wanted to accomplish and who she wanted to help in her communities. so i followed in her footsteps. but the one lesson my grandmother taught me was i should never give up. that there was nothing i couldn't do, and there was no such thing as impossible. i took those words to heart. if you need to know anything about me, anything at all, you tell me something is impossible, i get it done. i have done it my whole life. 2006, ran for congress in i was told i could not win by upstate new york congressional district. i went to my poster and i said, i want to run in new york 20, can i win? he said no. i said really? he said no. and i said, i have been helping campaigns for a decade, i know how to raise money, i could raise $2 million to get my
message out. could i win then? he said, no, it is to-one 2-1blican -- it is republican. and i said, what if i run a perfect campaign? and he said kiersten, there are more cows than democrats in your district and you can't win. and i said, i am frustrated, what happens if this guy gets indicted? i could beat him then, right? he says, it depends what he gets indicted for. [laughter] red district.d, the only person who thought i could win was my mother. that tells you a lot about my mother. my mother was raised by her mother, my grandmother, to be strong, brave, my mom was one of only three women in her law school class. when she came to be an albany lawyer, a lot of people in the gay-rights community did not have lawyers, so they came to her. she helped them. if she wanted -- if they wanted
a house, if they want that he will, she helped them. by the time she was my age she was a second degree black belt in karate. my mom didn't just cook the thanksgiving turkey, she shot that thanksgiving turkey. i grew up in a family of strong women, so want to rent for this congressional district, nobody thought i could do it but it did. madene mistake my opponent is he never took me seriously, not wants. he demeaned me, dismissed me, -- called me names, just like trump will do. at one point he said, you are just another pretty face. i said, thank you. then i talked about all the ways i was different from him. i talked about why we need to get our troops out of iraq erie. talked about why health care should be a right area i ran on medicare for all in a 2-1 republican district and i one. [applause] i ran for reelection. my opponent again didn't take me seriously. in that campaign i was pregnant with henry. isad a toddler at home, who
at camp canoeing in the wilderness, and i'm walking around the district and he runs all negative ads, really mean ads, so mean i had to turn the tv off because i had a toddler at home. i did not want him to see his mother's face and read with flames coming out of my head and a dark voice saying, she is not who you think she is. so we learn something in politics that day. you cannot win a congressional campaign against a young mother with an infant and a toddler, with negative ads. no one believes you. i beat him by 24 points. [applause] so it was not impossible. when i got to the u.s. senate, i met with a soldier, a man who said, i joint of the military because i believe in the honesty, integrity, the character of people who serve in the military and i wanted to be one of them, but not for me because i am forced every day to lie about who i am and who i
love, and i cannot bear it. repeal i will help you don't ask, don't tell. i will help you lift up your voice. i went to "the advocate" and said, we must repeal this -- i went to the advocates and said, we must repeal this now. they said, the military won't let it happen. the best we can hope for is that president obama doesn't and force it. and i said that is not good enough. we have to repeal this corrosive, horrible, discriminatory policy, and i got to work. i went first to democrats and i said, we have to repeal don't ask, don't tell. but democrats said, why are you doing this now? it is not convenient. when our civil rights ever convenient? [applause] the democrats on the bill, i found a republican -- i found the republican allies i needed, worked together, we got seven republicans, we stood up to the pentagon and we repeal don't ask, don't tell.
it was not impossible. [applause] and then i am asked as a freshman senator, you have to help, we need to pass the 9/11 health bill. well, i was told it was impossible because it was dead on arrival. it sat in the house of representatives for seven years, 20 hearings, no progress, in the senate it had not even been introduced, not even written, not even a hearing. so i got to work. i wrote the bill. i introduced it. i got a hearing. i found a republican. he cosponsored it. i went to friends in the senate, my women friends, and said, how do i pass a big bill like this? and they said, we will help you, we will tell you to pay for it in a way republicans can't say no. they helped behind the scenes. we asked first responders to come to washington over and over and over again. within a year and a half, everybody was talking about it. we had msnbc, of course, we had cnn, of course, we had john stewart, of course, two episodes
on the 9/11 health bill. but we did not have fox news. so i went into the lion's den and men with -- and i met with roger ailes. and i said, you say you are the party of first responders, where are you? i convinced him. we learned a second think that is true in politics. when you have jon stewart on one side and fox news on the other site, you are going to win. it passed unanimously. not impossible. i had to bring it back up five years later, because the money permanent, and just two weeks ago we made it permanent, and just made it permanent forever, not impossible. questionhe number one is, can you be trump question the number two question is, can you be trump? number three, can you be trump? the answer is yes. it is not impossible. i will tell you how, because i have always represented
everyone. it doesn't matter who you are, where you live or who you love. i have your back. i will represent your family as if you were my own. it is who i am. it is what i have done. my three mate -- my three races in new york, i have the highest vote percentage in the history of the state, higher than obama, higher than hillary, higher than trump. i just want to a bunch of counties that's i just wanted a bunch of counties where trump won in the last election. so i winning red places, i winning blue places, i bring people together and they get things done. president trump does not know he signed my bills into law, but he did. so i get things done. [applause] got to tell you, president trump is dividing us. hate crimes have gone up under him. racism, homophobia, misogyny, anti-semitism. and he has emboldened white supremacists. he has emboldened racists.
he has emboldened hate groups. he finds moral equivalencies where there are none. he said there were good people on both sides after charlottesville. he laughed when an organizer in florida, when he is doing a big rally and he said, what do we do with emigrants and someone shouts out, shoot them, and he laughed. he is giving permission for hate to flow. i decided to run for president because we need someone who will remind this country we are so much stronger when we care about one another. we are such a better country when we believe in the golden rule. [applause] when we treat others the way we want to be treated, when we love one another, when we care about the least among us, that is who i am. i am a person of deep faith. i believe in matthew 25, i believe in matthew five, that we are the light of the world, meant to be on a hill so all can see, that is the beacon of light and hope in america. we are meant to be the light of the world.
. also know what to do thing i am going to do when i am elected president, i am going to clorox the oval office. [applause] the second thing i am going to do is restore our moral leadership on the world stage, signed onto global climate inords, lead, lead the world a worldwide conversation about how we attack local climate change. it is an idea that is big, but we can do it. when john f. kennedy said i want to put a man on the mood in this moon in- man on the this decade, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, it is a measure of our effectiveness as a country, he knew a space race with russia would galvanize the country, to want to be an astronaut, to want to be an engineer, and it worked, and we can do the same thing with green energy, our
farmers can be part of biofuels, carbon sequestration, rural america can lead the way and how tackleck all -- how we climate change. our farmers and scientists are the best in the world, they can invent a way out of this problem, make sure you award innovation, we can do this. i will do this as your president. is it impossible? not impossible. past health care as a right, not approved -- pass health care is a right, not a privilege, take on the insurance companies, not impossible. i will deliver health care as a right. and when people have lost loved violence,n suffered through it, survived gun violence, it is crippling. one of my best friends in the house was gabby giffords. i watched what happened when she a cornerake -- went to to serve the public and a little
girl who showed up was shot and killed. gabby survived. dow many others don't? so i will take on the nra, get money out of politics, because it is not impossible. thank you so much. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [inaudible] iowansow you care about with disabilities. we are worried about the virtual caucuses because they are not making sure people with disabilities can use them. can you push the democratic party to do that? i have beenibrand: meeting with people here in iowa. one of my favorite young men came to the debate to watch me and we had a great time. but the truth is, we need to care about everyone in our communities. we need to make sure the
disability community gets the best education in the world. it is why i will fully fund special ad, not the paltry 18%, but 50%. i will never have an education secretary like betsy divorce. ever. [applause] devos. betsy ever. [applause] where should have homes they can look after themselves and have the home health aides they need. my friend kyle works at a local pizza parlor and everyone loves him, a 29-year-old man with down syndrome, and he is an inspiration. i will fight for our disability community. i will make sure everyone is included in the iowa caucuses and no one is discriminated against. i will use my voice to get that done. [applause] you for yourthank theitment to addressing
overdose crisis, especially supporting care act which is funding communities in iowa to address the crisis. called the mainstream addiction treatment act would remove restrictions around medications to treat the overdose crisis. is that something you would support? senator gillibrand: yes. she asked about a bill on how we treat addiction in this country. this sounds like a bipartisan bill in the house. i will look to see if it has a lead in the senate. i am definitely in. she is so knowledgeable out -- knowledgeable about issues of addiction. new hampshire is dealing with the crisis. we need funding specifically for
treatment and prevention. we need to trach on -- we need to take on drug companies, when a company like purdue pharmaceuticals has documents that shows they made their opioids more addictive so they could addict more patients. they should be investigated and prosecuted. [applause] >> i am wondering what you will do to secure reproductive rights in states. iowa has been trying, but in states that are trying to eliminate? senator gillibrand: reproductive rights in this country are civil rights, human rights and constitutional rights. [applause] and they need to be treated that way. the supreme court ruled 40 years ago women have a right to basic, constitutional right to privacy. they made that right and secured that right for 40 years. president trump has demonized women's reproductive freedom. he said he would only name justices that don't see women's
reproductive freedom as human rights. gorsuch and cavanaugh are against reproductive freedom. he has emboldened legislators across the country to overturn roe v. wade because he doesn't want women to get access to health care they need. as president i will codify roe v. wade into law so it is the law of the land, i will only up point justices that believe roe v. wade is the law of the land, i will repeat the hyde amendment , which makes it impossible for low income women to get access, and i will make sure that no matter what state you live the end, you can have access to reproductive services, hopefully through medicare for all, where anyone can buy in at a price they can afford, it would be a percentage of income matched by your employer. it will create competition overnight with for-profit insurance. and for-profit insurance is trying to have shareholder value. they have to have quarterly profits, they pay ceos millions of dollars. what you think that money goes? not for your health care. they deny you a day in the
hospital because they want to make more money. when they say you can't have the medicine your doctor wants, is because they want more money. they are harming us. i want to compete with them. if you get a by innovative ancent, you can make it earned benefit just like social security. that is how we get to health care as a right that is universal, affordable and permanent. [applause] >> [indiscernible]
i went to a brett kavanaugh protest three times. terrified that we have gorsuch and now brett kavanaugh, just like the federalist society. what would you do as president to protect the courts to make sure they are not taken over by extreme right-wingers? senator gillibrand: the question is, what are you going to do to protect the supreme court because gorsuch and brett kavanaugh are anti-lgbt, antiabortion and anti-a lot of other things that we can no longer rely on. we need ethics reform for the supreme court. they can be wined and dined by lobbyist, special-interest, taken on junkets, they can be bought and paid for. that's not ok. 100% ethics reform.
i will look at whether term limits can make a difference in d politicizing the court. i will look at whether we can change the number of justices to de-politicize the court. we have got to get money out of politics. i'm the only candidate who is focused on getting rid of rot and corruption in washington. your democracy is being subverted by people and institutions that have so much money. brothers can spend millions each election cycle. dark money is throughout politics. when you have the nra spending so much money on campaigns, we need to know our kids in our schools have a louder voice than the koch brothers and the nra. the only way to do that is publicly-funded elections. [applause] thank you for coming. this has been an honor. i am out, i am not allowed to go over. zero minutes. i will be walking around the fair all day.
thank you for coming out. iowa is an incredible place. the fact you care so deeply about this democracy, you are willing to listen to every candidate tell you about themselves, i'm very grateful, and i think this is a real blessing for all of us. god bless you all, and thank you. [applause] [indiscernible chatter]
[indiscernible chatter] ofve: steve: steve it is a weed politics at the iowa state fair, more candidates expected soon and we are carrying them all read at the top of the hour, former colorado governor john hickenlooper will be at the political soapbox organized by "the des moines register." each candidate has 20 minutes. you will also hear from senator elizabeth warren, senator cory booker, and governor hickenlooper will join us about 6:40 eastern on the c-span bus to take your calls. coverage is also available at c-span.org. while this is happening at the state fair, in downtown des moines there was an event put together by michael bloomberg,
moms demand action, and every town usa, looking at gun safety at a gun cents forum. check it out on c-span.org. tomorrow morning "the washington journal" includes clay masters from iowa public radio to talk about the 2020 race, what he is hearing from the candidates on voters asxt for iowa they prepare for first-in-the nation caucuses next february in the first-of-the-nation in february, primary. this is a live look from the c-span drone, 450 acres that make up the fair with rides, games, more than 200 vendors, all of it this weekend and next week with mayor pete buttigieg, scheduled to speak tuesday at 2:45 eastern. thesaw henry gillibrand,
senator's son, winning what staffers call the biggest stuff biggest stuffed animal he could find. whenaw the stuffed animal senator gillibrand was on the stage. these are live pictures, and will listen in as she talks to fairgoers and reporters. [indiscernible chatter] >> thank you so much. senator gillibrand: how are you? i like your hat.
[indiscernible chatter] backildren should not go to school with fear of guns, they should not have the anxiety they have today, and they have to do shelter in place drills instead of math drills. we need a president to understand the nra doesn't represent us, they care more about gun sales than children. we need leadership. president trump is unwilling. mitch mcconnell won't even call us back into session to pass commonsense bills that have passed the house. it is a lack of leadership. you have any thoughts about
(202) 748-800 --? senator gillibrand: president trump is giving tax breaks to big companies like exxon mobil farmers. hurting small in iowa we know biofuels are the future. we have smart scientists now that know how to move this country into a green, renewable future and biofuels are part of that. >> do you believe the filibuster is hurting progress in the senate overall? senator gillibrand: right now it is under mitch mcconnell. but if we were to eliminate the filibuster under mitch mcconnell, we would not protect equality, women's reproductive quality, clean air and water -- clean air and water.
i think a lot of things would be unwound without the vote threshold under leader mcconnell. there are issues out there we might want to move forward on, so i will look at it if i am president. >> do you believe all march and stop selling firearms? senator gillibrand: yes. important is really make, particularly assault weapons and large magazines, and accessible for civilian use. in allblem you have seen these mass shootings is the easy access these individuals have had to the most sophisticated weapons that our war fighters spend months training to use before they use them. i don't think those weapons should be readily available. [indiscernible]
i would banibrand: military-style weapons designed specifically to kill large numbers of people very quickly. when you have a magazine that i can allow -- magazine that can allow for dozens of rounds, that is a weapon of war. let's declare. we have people in this country fueled by hate and anger, misogyny, racism, and fear hunting down other americans, other people, across this country with weapons of war. that is what is happening right now. we have to have a serious conversation about what kind of common sense gun reforms make sense. we can end gun violence in this country with universal background checks, banning large magazines and assault rifles and having a tracking law. those are reforms most americans
agree on, even nra members. the only people who don't agree are gun manufacturers who want to sell guns. [indiscernible] senator gillibrand: i think we need to look into it. someone who is on a suicide watch list should be taken off that, i don't know why that decision was made. i would have preferred to see him face justice in our criminal justice system for the horrible crimes alleged against him, pedophilia, human trafficking, trafficking minors and sexual assault. thanks, everyone.
[indiscernible voices] >> thanks, guys. enjoy the fair. glad you were able to make it. senator gillibrand: thank you. we need to cure our hamas -- we need to cure alzheimer's, cure cancer, take disease head on. and i would make sure we have more home health aides, so individuals who want to stay at home with their families will have the support they need. >> thank you so much. >> can i take a quick photo? senator gillibrand: sure.
[indiscernible chatter] >> i would love to hear your thoughts about curing alzheimer's disease? i would findbrand: a cure for alzheimer's and my administration, i would fund the sure thatand make full-time caregivers are to get paid for taking care of their loved ones. >> thank you for coming. are lot of islands say they
worried about this kind of leftward push by the party. senator gillibrand: i think that is a false choice. you need somebody who can do both. andn compete with big ideas do really hard things. rightk health care is a and i also know how to bring people together from different areas. chatter]nible senator gillibrand: it is not
>> the second debate was so awesome. senator gillibrand: it was fun. >> keep it up. senator gillibrand: thank you. are going to have a climate debate. steve: we continue from the iowa state fair. i should explain that we are moving around the fairgrounds with equipment relying on cellular technology, phone lines, so if it breaks up it is because there are so many people using cell phones, and we are moving about, but you get a sense of what it is like for these candidates to work a crowd, take a lot of questions and move them one part of the fair to the other. it is more than 450 acres, 200 food vendors, dozens of rides
including the sky ride, and 22 candidates beginning last thursday and continuing to next friday, wrapping up with seth moulton. it is part of our campaign 2020 coverage on c-span. top of the hour, former colorado governor john hickenlooper. anthony joins us from connecticut. good afternoon. i would just like to know one thing. i leave in connecticut. is in sad shape. democrats run connecticut. i'm shocked they have done nothing to help the people of this state. we owe tax to the hilt. the democrats are talking, i'm listening, they keep talking, we are going to help the middle class. but i want to know how they are going to help the middle class when they can't even help the people in this state? it is unbelievable what we are
going through. i'm retired and may lose my connecticut keeps taxing us and taxing us. i want to know what the democrats are going to do to help us. they have not done a thing for eight years. i would like to know what they are going to do and i have not heard one of them talk about the middle class. steve: thank you. martha joins us from south carolina on the republican line as we look at scenes around the iowa state fair, plenty to see and do and a lot of food as well. martha. say is that ito hate what it is causing in this country, it is sad, the division, sad, sad. democrats aren't going to make it better. only god in heaven is going to help this earth. that is all i got to say. seattle,ic in
washington. we heard from governor jay inslee earlier today. what are your views on his candidacy? >> anybody would be better than trump. what i would like to get to is this. the majority of white people in this country, they love what trump is doing. if you are a white man, you would want to be trump. wouldn't you want to be a billionaire and talk to people any way you wanted to? sexrich, playboy wives, with foreign stars, this and all starst, he pays poor and rn stars -- pays po $130,000 to have sex with them, and democrats, stop promising free stuff. steve: bernie, go ahead on the line with democrats. >> democrats are not promising
the moon. they are promising we need change, change that liens away from big business. we need people that represent the people, not big business. donald trump is big business. his friends are big business. his associates are big business. he is in bed with the nra. he wants everybody to have a gun, an army. he quotes hitler's every other day. hitler every other day. he wants to be a dictator. it is up to us to return our country to democracy. the only way is to vote blue next year. thank you. steve: thank you. christopher joining us from california, republican line, go ahead. >> i want to hear from the democrats exactly what their when theylan is for
implement medicare for all. delaney said,ohn if they implement that, hospitals are going to close. they don't have the money. medicare doesn't pay hospitals enough to stay open. in california we can't even go to the hospital with the money that we have, because the democrats tax this state to death. steve: thanks for the call. everything pork at the iowa state fair, long lines, pork on a stick. there are 80 different food items on a stick, including the corndogs of course. and if you are interested, they have deep-fried oreos, and lots of lemonade. on the democrats' line. go ahead. what do you think of the fair? >> it looks like it could be a fun day out.
my comment is a couple of things, if that is ok. messed up witht the volume on the tv. everybody iner to politics as actors, and that drives me nuts. because there is a disconnect between the person and the humanity. what i would rather say is, behaving badly instead of actors, because it makes a disconnect in the fact they are actually people. the other thing i would like to say is as far as the unemployment numbers, people never pay attention to the fact that it is not the fact that people have jobs, it is the fact that the benefits have run out and the people did not choose to not collect, they have run out.
that is why the numbers are not showing the actual amount of people that are unemployed. steve: thanks for the call. we are about one minute away from the start of the next speaker at the political soapbox at the iowa state fair, chance for 2020 candidates to speak for 20 minutes and take questions. you are going to hear from one of the editors from "the des moines register" and the former mayor of denver, former colorado governor john hickenlooper next. later, senator elizabeth warren and senator cory booker, live here on c-span and c-span radio. [indiscernible chatt
>> all of the events have been starting on time. there is an audio issue at the political soapbox. they are going to be working on that. a former colorado governor john hickenlooper is scheduled to be the next speaker. this is a huge event for the candidates and a busy weekend for the 2020 candidates. iowa for the wing ding dinner. new york by former city mayor michael bloomberg. we carry that on our website at c-span.org. at of the candidates will be the fair tomorrow, including on the republican side.
he will be at 1215 eastern time. now a 2020 candidate is scheduled tomorrow. also senators michael bennet of vermont and current new york city mayor de blasio. we are using our silence from the other crowd festivities to start the next speaker on the soapbox. who has heard me give the speech? tell your friends, tell your colleagues, everyone behave. now, governor john hickenlooper. >> thank you, rachel. thank you for sitting out here in the hot sun.