tv The Kelly File FOX News February 9, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm PST
we are awaiting victory speeches from donald trump and bernie sanders. >> hillary clinton calling bernie sanders with a concession. now we'll wait to hear directly from the candidates to come out and take their victory laps. >> as we wait for the top of the hour here on america's election headquarters. >> it is 9:00 p.m. eastern here on the east coast and we are awaiting speeches from donald trump and bernie sanders. set to speak any moment. welcome, everyone, to america's election headquarters. i'm hmegyn kelly. >> and i'm bret baier. we are hearing that hillary clinton is waiting to concede by speech. let's go to carl cameron at the trump headquarters. carl? >> reporter: well, donald trump said after the iowa caucuses that he actually won it and the
only reason he came in second was because he believes that ted cruz did some damage to ben carson with dirty tricks. tonight, donald trump can say he is winning, and that the united states that has not had enough wins lately and is having its lunch eaten by china will see donald trump roar into south carolina. trump believes this is an opportunity for him to really begin to press an advantage. south carolina has five military installations, over 400,000 active or retired military veterans. it makes up 9% of the population. and trump says that they -- those veterans, those military people are not getting the support they node from the oval office and the pentagon and he'll bring it. trump will head to south carolina ready for a major fight. in talking to the trump aides, they recognize it is a long history of very, very sharp and
politically attack oriented politics. so with trump going there now, he's got his eyes set first on ted cruz. but they've also been talking to him in the last couple of days about the possibility of a john kasich or a jeb bush or perhaps even chris christie doesn't look like he's going to be near the qualifying numbers could come out of new hampshire with momentum. but he believes it will be easy work for him. trump has spent a tremendous amount of time going to various southern states with rallies, alabama, mississippi, even oklahoma and texas. he comes out of new hampshire with the win. he believes he has a real hammer lock on the blue collar populist voters. starting tomorrow morning, donald trump thinks he can turn south carolina voters into trump voters. >> when you look at chris christie, who invested a lot
here in new hampshire, if he comes in sixth, is there a real conversation going on in the christie campaign whether to get out or fight in south carolina? >> reporter: sure. chris christie says he likes to tell it like it is. so do his aiding and campaign team. he recognizes that money will be tough to raise and without any forward looking organizations on the ground there, it's going to be very tough. so for christie, this is a very serious setback. it will cause him to take a long, hard look at his viability. were he to drop out, some of his support doesn't appear there will be a great deal of it in new hampshire tonight, could potentially transfer to john kasich or jeb bush. but one of the things that john kasich is pointing to is that marco rubio's problems with the debate on saturday night, some of the people who might have been leaning towards marco rubio flipped to john kasich. from the trump perspective,
that's a nonissue, because it becomes one new senator who trump has shown himself willing to criticize. sharing support with the governor of ohio who trump has not yet hit what he's ready to. let's bring in chris stirewalt now, and howard curts. good to see you both. chris, your thoughts so far? >> donald trump did what he needed to do. he met his polling number. he underperformed in iowa by five, six points. his voters marched for him, and as long as the rest of these other republicans are rolling around here -- we have people rolling around in the dirt fighting over 8%, 9%. it's the most pitiful rack of lamb i've ever seen served up. and if they don't find a way to unite, donald trump can walk away with this thing. >> there was a lot of media
coverage over controversial items involving donald trump. yesterday he used the "p" word, for those not following another work for cat. and he said we should ban all muslims coming into the united states. when asked about that proposed ban on muslims, 64% of the voters said they support the ban and 60% of the voters say they like trump because he tells it like he is. >> which tells you how far donald trump has moved this debate. this is a billionaire who was mocked for months, who was dismissed as a sideshow, whose imminent demise was predicted again and again and now he's won this victory in the first primary. yes, he has more independents in the state that won't be available in the gop primary states. but he was more astute in channeling the public's anger. with the bad language, i would
say the voters here have given the finger to the gop establishment. >> what about that, chris, that this is a big setback for the establishment. >> you talk to voters in new hampshire and the folks and you get a group of people and you say, okay, let's talk about this, what do you like? and they respond to trump because they want to send a message to the republican party. same with sanders. they're not thinking about practicality or electability. they have a clear message which is, you stink, please notice what you think about you. but when you talk about electability, the thinking changes. how the republicans get from the point where they're focused on how angry they are to the point where they can get together to beat hillary clinton who will still likely be the nominee for the democrats after this, that will depend on how mucld trump party backs up on him.
>> madeiline albright came out and said, there's a special place in hell for those that don't vote for hillary clinton. wel well, it's not going to work out for hillary in new hampshire, she did not win the young women here. >> while she avoided a humiliating 30-point blowout, this is not comeback kid territory like her husband did. bernie sanders was 40 points down in this state. he started out as a fringe candidate. he's a 74-year-old socialist. and he's taken on the clinton machine and won, even though it was much tougher path for him ahead. this is a major setback for hillary. >> good to see you both. >> fox news can now project that ohio governor john kasich will
win second place here in new hampshire, based on partial returns. this gives a major boost to kasich who finished eighth in iowa last week. the battle for third place remains fierce, a contest among three candidates. right now, it's too early to project how those three will finish tonight. but the closeness of this race for second, third, fourth, and fifth places might end up prolonging the republican nominating process, because it really complicates the establishment's efforts to coalesce around one candidate. but john kasich will come in second behind donald trump. >> and how about that?
it's a great victory for john kasich. he was not doing well in the national polls, but what is the actual significance of this, chris? >> well, nothing. >> nothing? >> we love doing it. >> what do you mean? why do you say that? >> in 2012, mitt romney won the state by a stouter margin than trump. who was second, ron paul? no. who was third? jon huntsman. the guys that finished fourth and fifth are the ones that challenged romney. look, ted cruz, it doesn't matter, ted cruz may come in third, which is impressive for him. but he doesn't need that. ted cruz doesn't need that, because he already won iowa. so he's going to south carolina with a strong hand. your ticket out depends on who you are, not just your place in the field. >> john kasich will emerge as
the media darling dejour, and he did it in town halls and coffee shots and deserves credit for that. he doesn't necessarily have the resources for a national strategy, but it is significant, because there was this mini primary among the governors and he could knock chris christie out of the race. so kasich, although nobody is now saying he's the number two favorite for the nomination, accomplished something here, because you can come here and meet voters and beat other candidates with national reputations. >> we haven't spent much time on this, but how about the ted cruz number there. 1 ted cruz was looking good in south carolina, which is 64% evangelical. what does that do for him? >> he's already done what he needs to do. >> doesn't matter, he could come in eighth here? >> well, as long as he's in the
same space. cruz, bush, and rubio essentially tied. kasich is a couple points behind them. but we have these three guys stuck in a clock and they're splitting up the share of the vote here. ted cruz is very well made for south carolina. he's very well made for the evangelical, upstate south carolina. he's going to go down there strong. ted cruz has been consistently underestimated in this race. his iowa win -- as a matter of fact, it was overlooked, and -- >> and rubio. >> cruz didn't play hard here. he didn't try to make a lot of news. these numbers are pretty impressive. >> what about the trump numbers? this victory that he's had tonight has not been seen since the year 2000 when mccain quashed george w. bush in new hampshire. of course, bush would go on to win the presidency.
>> mitt romney roasted everybody else here. he was a flame thrower. john mccain in 2008, they went all in. so there is a thing that new hampshire has a tendency to do on the republican side, which is they go all in for somebody. the community comes together and says this is the guy. we talk about it a lot. but don't underestimate the 44% of independents who swing back and forth. they are feeling the trump train rolling. >> so let me ask you quickly. we still have, after today, we still have trump, kasich, cruz, rubio, bush, we still have -- who is the one i'm forgetting? who's out? anybody drop out after tonight? >> it's up to them. but what you basically have is trump and a disorganized party that cannot figure out what it means to do. but now trump having rubbed
their nose in it, they're going to have to take him seriously. >> hillary clinton headquarters in new hampshire, she will come in a distant second. we don't know the exact number. there you see the exact number. and chelsea clinton. let's listen in. >> thank you so much. thank you all very much. thank you. thank you, my friends. thank you. thank you all. i just want to begin -- [ crowd chanting "hillary" ] >> thank you all very, very much. my goodness. i don't know what we would have done tonight if we had actually won. this is a pretty exciting event. and i'm very grateful to all of you. i want to begin by congratulating senator sanders on his victory tonight and i want to thank each and every one
of you. and i want to say, i still love new hampshire and i always will. and here's what we're going to do. now we take this campaign to the entire country. we're going to fight for every vote in every state. we're going to fight for real solutions that make a real difference in people's lives. you know, when i started this campaign last spring, i knew we were face progress found challenges as a country. the way too many things were going just wasn't right. it isn't right. that the kids i met in flint on sunday were poisoned because their governor wanted to save money. [ crowd boos ] it isn't right for a grandmother here in new hampshire or anywhere else to have to choose between paying rent and buying
medicine because a prescription drug company increased the price 4,000% overnight. and it isn't right that a cashier that i met here in new hampshire, her son is paid less for doing the same work even though she's been on the job for more years. now, people have every right to be angry. but they're also hungry. they're hungry for solutions. what are we going to do? [ applause ] and that is -- that is the fight we're taking to the country. what is the best way to change people's lives so we can all grow together? who is the best change maker? >> you are! >> and here's what i promise. here's what i promise, i will work harder than anyone to actually make the changes that
make your lives better. in this campaign, you've heard a lot about washington and about wall street. now, senator sanders and i both want to get secret, unaccountable money out of politics. and let's remember, let's remember, citizens united, one of the worst supreme court decisions in our country's history was actually a case about a right wing attack on me and my campaign. a right wing organization took aim at me and ended up damaging our entire democracy. so yes, you're not going to find anybody more committed to aggressive campaign finance reform than me. we also agree -- we also agree that wall street can never be
allowed to once again threaten main street. and i will fight to reign in wall street. and you know what? i know how to do it! [ applause ] so no bank can be too big to fail and no executive too powerful to jail, you can count on it. now, the real difference is in this race are truly over how do we create a future of prosperity, opportunity, and security for all of us? we need to build a growth and fairness economy, with higher wages and more good paying jobs, including a bold, national mission to create millions of jobs in clean energy, manufacturing, and infrastructure. [ applause ] and we need -- we need to unleash again the innovation of our entrepreneurs and small businesses, make it easier for
parents to balance work and family. close the loopholes in our tax code, crack down on corporations that game the system. stop other countries from taking advantage of us with unfair trade practices. but even all that is not enough. we also have to break through the barriers of bigotry. african-american parents shouldn't have to worry that their children will be harassed, humiliated, even shot because of the color of their skin. [ applause ] immigrant families shouldn't have to lie awake at night, listening for a knock on the door. lbgt americans shouldn't be fired from their jobs because of who they are or who they love. [ applause ] and let's finally deliver something long over do, equal pay for women in this economy. [ applause ] so here's how i see it.
a president has to do all parts of the job for all americans. to make sure nothing holds you back, not death, not discrimination, not a deck that's always stacked for those at the top. we need to break down those barriers and build ladders of opportunity for every person. that's how we will build a better tomorrow together. and that has been the cause and work of my life. you know, my family and my faith taught me a simple credo, do all the good that you can in all the ways that you can for all the people that you can. that's what called me to a life of service, just like millions of teachers and nurses and police officers and firefighters and members of our armed services who get up every day and do the quiet work, the heroic work for all the rest of us.
but when children anywhere in our country go to bed hungry, or are denied a quality education or who face abuse or abandonment, that diminishes all of us. that's why i did start my career at the children's defense fund. that's why i went under cover in alabama to expose racism in schools. that's why i worked to reform juvenile justice in south carolina and that is why i went to flint, michigan on sunday! [ applause ] when people anywhere in america are held back by injustice, that demands action. that is why i believe so strongly that we have to keep up with every fiber of our being the argument for the campaign for human rights, human rights as women's rights. human rights as gay rights. human rights as worker rights.
human rights as voting rights. human rights across the board for every single american! that is what i've always done. that is why i'm in this race. i know i have some work to do, particularly with young people, but i will repeat again what i have said this week. even if they are not supporting many now, i support them. because i know -- i know i've had a blessed life. but i also know what it's like to stumble and fall. and so many people across america know that feeling. and we've learned it's not whether you get knocked down that matters. it's whether you get back up. so please, join me in building on the progress we've made under
president obama, pushing forward every single day for as long as it takes to break down those barriers that hold us back. we've got to believe in the basic proposition -- >> hillary clinton in a concession speech to bernie sanders, saying that she has some work to do with young people. we don't know the extent of her loss tonight, but we can tell you that bernie sanders will win 18 to 64 years of age, hillary clinton will win 65 and older. the only income gap, the only income part of this -- the economy here in new hampshire where hillary clinton wins is 200,000 -- people who make $200,000 or more. bernie sanders winning everything else. she said she'll fight to reign in wall street in this speech. that factors in, one would think, to the honest and trursworthy number, not just the e-mail scandal but also wall
street. >> she sounded lot like bernie sanders in those remarks. she sounded like she was moving over to his positions on some of these issues. we'll go to bernie sanders as soon as he starts. back with us now, brit hume and martha is here, as well. brit, you listened to her, you would have thought she won. >> i guess candidates can't resist the primetime tv opportunity to deliver their stump speech, which is essentially what she was doing. do you think the economic system favors the wealthy or is fair to americans? democrats in new hampshire said by 90% it favors the wealthy. this man is running on a conspiracy theory. he talks about how the wall street overlords are the people who are running our country and running our lives. he speaks about the billionaire class. and he constantly refers to the
billionaire class and he's running against the billionaire class which consists of 536 people in america today. this is remarkable. but you can see tonight by the size of this number on this question how he won and why so many people agree with him. >> martha, on that honest and trustworthy number, you wonder how much of that is this wall street thing, the fact that she won't release the transcript of those speeches on wall street. >> no matter how much people have paid attention to the specific issues, the message has gotten across that they don't think hillary clinton is honest and trustworthy. we wondered whether or not that would show up in the vote as well. but clearly people are casting votes based on the fact that they don't think she's honest and trustworthy. then you have this youth vote thing going to bernie sanders and you listen to hillary clinton in that room tonight, appealing to women. i think it has really set her back on her heels that women are not coming to her in droves,
that they don't feel so strongly about electing the first woman president, that other things are more important to them. she's gotten that message loud hampshire. >> when you look at the e-mail scandal, those honest and trustworthy numbers were terrible even before that wall street thing reared its ugly head. but in the e-mail scandal -- >> i think that continues to haunt her. it's like a time bomb waiting out there that may go off. if it does, then it's all she wrote for her and voters have to have that in mind. >> bernie sanders taking the stage now. must be done with the basketball underneath there. [ applause ]
supporters for the vigorous campaign they ran in new hampshire. [ applause ] and let me take this opportunity to thank the many, many thousands of volunteers here in the granite state who worked to tirelessly. [ cheers and applause ] our volunteers worked night and day, made phone calls and knocked on a heck of a lot of doors. and we won, because of your energy. thank you all so much. i want to thank julia barnes and our great campaign staff. [ cheers and applause ]
>> together, we have sent the message that will echo from wall street to washington, from maine to california. and that is, the government of our great country belongs to all of the people, and not just a handful of wealthy campaign contributors and their super pacs. [ applause ] nine months ago, we began our campaign here in new hampshire. we had no campaign organization. we had no money. and we were taking on the most powerful political organization
in the united states of america. [ applause ] and tonight, with what appears to be a record breaking voter turnout -- [ cheers and applause ] because of a huge voter turnout, and i say huge! energy and the excitement that the democratic party will need to succeed in november. [ applause ] what happened here in new
hampshire in terms of an enthusiastic, aroused electorate, people who came out in large numbers, that is what will happen all over this country. and let us never forget democrats and progressives win when voter turnout is high. republicans win when people are demoralized and voter turnout is low. tonight we serve notice to the political and economic establishment of this country that the american people will not continue to accept a corrupt
campaign finance system that is undermining american democracy. and we will not accept a rigged economy in which ordinary americans work longer hours for lower wages while almost all new income and wealth goes to the top 1%. [ applause ] i want to take this opportunity again to congratulate secretary clinton and her organization and supporters for waging a vigorous campaign. i hope that in the days ahead, we can continue to wage a strong issue oriented campaign and bring new people into the political process! [ applause ]
but i also hope that we all remember, and this is a message not just to our opponents, but to those who support me, as well, that we will need to come together in a few months and unite this party and this nation, because the right wing republicans we oppose must not be allowed to gain the presidency. [ applause ] as we all remember, the last time republicans occupied the white house, their trickle down economic policies drove us into the worst economic downturn since the depression of the 1930s. no, we will not allow huge tax
breaks for billionaires! we will not allow huge cuts to social security, veterans needs, medicare, medicaid, and education. [ applause ] no, we will not allow back into the white house a political party which is so beholden to the fossil fuel industry that they cannot even acknowledge the scientific reality of climate change. [ applause ] the people of new hampshire have sent a profound message to the political establishment, to the economic establishment, and by
the way, to the media establishment. [ applause ] [ chanting "bernie, bernie" ] what the people here have said is that given the enormous crises facing our country, it is just too late for the same old, same old establishment politics and establishment economics. the people want real change! [ applause ] what the american people are saying, and by the way, i hear
this not just from progressives but conservatives and from moderates, is that we can no longer continue to have a campaign finance system in which wall street and the billionaire class are able to buy elections. [ applause ] americans, americans, no matter what their political view may be, understand that that is not what democracy is about. that is what alogarchy is about, and we will not allow that to continue.
i do not have a super pac and i do not want a super pac! i am overwhelmed, and i am deeply moved, far more than i can express in words, by the fact that our campaign's financial support comes from more than 1 million americans who have made more than 3.7 million individual contributions. that is more individual contributions than any candidate in the history of the united states, up until this point in an election.
and do you know what the average contribution was? $27! i am going to new york city tonight and tomorrow. but i'm not going to new york city to hold a fund-raiser on wall street. [ applause ] instead, i'm going to hold a fund-raiser right here, right now, across america. my request is, please go to berniesanders.com and contribute.
please help us raise the funds we need, whether it's $10 or $20 or $50. help us raise the money we need to take the fight to nevada, south carolina, and the states on super tuesday. [ applause ] there it is. that's our fund-raiser. pretty quick. now, what the american people understand is that our great country was based on a simple principle, and that principle is fairness. let me be very clear. it is not fair when we have more income and wealth inequality today than almost any major country on earth, and when the top 1/10th of 1% now owns almost
as much wealth as the bottom 90%, that's not fair. it is not fair when the 20 wealthiest people in this country now own more wealth than the bottom half of the american people. [ crowd boos ] so you guys ready for a radical idea? >> yeah! >> together, we are going to create an economy that works for all of us, not just the 1%. [ applause ] and when millions of our people are working for starvation wages, yeah, we're going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
and we are going to bring pay equity for women! and when we need the best educated workforce in the world, yes, we are going to make public colleges and universities tuition free. and for the millions of americans struggling with horrendous levels of student debt, we are going to substantially ease that burden. in america, people should not be financially distressed for decades for the crime, the crime of trying to get a higher education. that's absurd!
well, my critics say, you know, bernie, that's a great idea, you're into all this free stuff. how are you going to pay for it? i will tell you how we're going to pay for it. we're going to impose a tax on wall street speculation. the greed, the recklessness and the illegal behavior of wall street drove our economy to its knees. the american people bailed out wall street. now it's wall street's time to help the middle class. [ applause ] and when we talk about transforming america, it means ending the disgrace of this
country having more people in jail than any other country in the world disproportionately african-american and latino. [ applause ] not only are we going to fight to end institutional racism and a broken criminal justice system, we are going to provide jobs and education for our young people, not jails and incarceration. and let me say that as a member of the energy committee in the senate and the environmental committee, the debate is over. climate change is real.
it is caused by human activity. and it is already causing devastating problems in this country and around the world. we have a moral responsibility to work with countries throughout the world, to transform our energy system away fossil fuel to energy sufficiency and sustainable energy. now, i have been criticized during this campaign for many, many things. every single day, that's okay. that's all right. they're throwing everything at me except the kitchen sink, and i have the feeling that kitchen sink is coming pretty soon, as well.
but what our campaign is about is thinking big, not small. it's about having the courage to reject the status quo. it's about saying that in a time when every major country on earth guarantees health care to all of their people, we should be doing the same in our great country. in my view, under president obama's leadership, the affordable care act has been an important step forward, no question about it. but we can and must do better. [ applause ]
29 million americans should not remain uninsured. and even greater number should not be underinsured with large deductibles and co-payments. we should not be paying by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs at a time, listen to this, when the top three drug companies in this country made $45 billion in profit last year. [ crowd booing ] that is an obscenity. and let me tell you something, when we make it to the white house -- [ applause ] when we make it to the white house, the pharmaceutical industry will not continue to
rip off the american people. [ applause ] and further, it makes no sense that, as a nation, we continue to spend far, far more per capita than do the people of any other nation, all of whom guaranty health care to all of their people. and that is why i believe in a medicare for all single payer program. [ applause ] which will not only guaranty health care for all, but will save the average middle class family thousands of dollars a year in health care costs. [ applause ] my friends, we all know that we live in a dangerous and complex
world. as president, i will defend this nation. but i will do it responsibly. [ applause ] i voted against the war in iraq -- [ applause ] and that was the right vote. [ applause ] while we must be relentless in combatting terrorists who would do us harm, we cannot and should not be the policemen of the world. [ applause ] nor should we bear the burden of fighting terrorism alone. in the middle east, the united states must be part of an international coalition sustained by nations in the region that have the means to
protect themselves. together, we must and will destroy isis. but we should do it in a way that does not put our young men and women in the military into perpetual warfare in the quagmire of the middle east. [ applause ] my friends, we must fix our broken immigration system that divides families and create a path towards citizenship for hard-working people who are living in the shadows. we must strengthen and expand social security and increase the benefits that seniors and disabled vets receive so that people can live in dignity in their retirement. we must rebuild our crumbling
infrastructure and when we do that, we create millions of decent paying jobs. we must pursue the fight for women's rights, for gay rights, for disability rights. we must, against stronger and stronger opposition, protect the right of a woman to control her own body! [ applause ] and we must protect the men and women who serve our nation in uniform and protect our veterans who put their lives on the line to defend us. [ applause ]
my friends, we must tell the billionaire class and the 1% that they cannot have it all we income inequality. the wealthiest people and largest corporations in this country will start paying their fair share of taxes. my friends, i am the son of a polish immigrant who came to this country speaking no english and having no money. my father worked every day of his life and he never made a whole lot. my mom and dad and brother and i grew up in a small 3 1/2 room
rent controlled apartment in brooklyn, new york. my mother who died at a young age always dreamed of moving out of that apartment, getting a home of her own but she never realized that dream. the truth is that neither one of my parents could ever have dreamed that i would be here tonight standing before you as a candidate for president of the united states. [ chanting ] this is the promise of america. and this is the promise we must keep alive for future generations. what began last week in iowa, what voters here in new
hampshire confirmed tonight, is nothing short of the beginning of a political revolution. it is -- it is a political revolution that will bring tens of millions of our people together. it will bring together working people who are given up on the political process. it will bring together young people who have never participated in the political process. it will bring together blacks and whites, latinos, asian americans, native americans. straight and gay. male and female.
people who were born in america and people who emigrated here. we will all come together to say loudly and clearly that the government of our great nation belongs to all of us, not just a few wealthy campaign contributors. that is what this campaign is about. that is what the police call revolution is about. so new hampshire, thank you again and now it's on. thank you, new hampshire.
and now it's on to nevada, south carolina and beyond! >> democratic socialist senator bernie sanders saying he is leading a political revolution in this country. he obviously fired up democrats in new hampshire of all ages talking about his plan ahead saying he is a campaign to go on state by state. we'll see. but he's a big winner tonight. fox news can now project that new jersey governor chris christie in sixth place in the republican presidential primary in new hampshire. also we're projecting that former business woman carly fiorina will finish in seventh place and retired surgeon dr. ben carson will finish eighth. >> earlier tonight, fox called businessman donald trump the winner and governor john kasich
in second. that leaves a fierce fight over who will finish third, fourth and fifth and we are looking at governor jeb bush right now as we await the winner donald trump. jeb bush has come out to the microphones. let's listen in for a minute. >> have a second chance. i learned from eric olson in the london dairy chamber of commerce, a guy expanding his business, waiting for a stinking stamp in the department of treasury, a stamp in the prohi ligs era. taking six months. financed the equipment. ready to sell more craft beer. but because of the bureaucrats in washington -- >> we don't know where jeb bush will finish but we saw the winner and his family walk in on to the stage at trump headquarters in manchester. the cameras are out. >> a different feeling for team trump than a week ago. let's listen to the winner of the new hampshire primary,
donald trump. >> so beautiful. so beautiful. we are going to make america great again. so i want to thank everybody but i really have to begin by paying homage to my parents, mary and fred. they're up there. they're looking down. they're saying, this is something very special. they love this country and they're very, very happy right now. so, thank you to my parents. i want to thank my sister judge barry maryann. really great sister. another great sister, elizabeth. my fantastic brother robert who's watching right now with
ann marie. and i want to thank my brother, my late brother fred. what a fantastic guy. i learned so much from fred. taught me more than just about anybody. probably about even with my father. a fantastic guy. so i want to thank fred. he's up there and he's looking down, also. and we can go right down the line but we have to start with melania. what she puts up with, oh. she said right from the beginning, you know if you run you know you're going to win. and she said that from day one. so, thank you, honey. thank you. and don and vanessa, thank you so much. and ivanka, she was out -- she made seven stops today at the polling areas.
so -- very, very special. and jared. jared is a very, very successful real estate entrepreneur in manhattan and he likes this better than real estate, i think. jared, thank you. and laura and eric, and they were all out today and it was amazing. and cory, where's cory? does cory have a ground game or what? boy, do we have a ground game. where's cory. cory, cory lewendowski. you know, we learned a lot about ground games in one week. i have to tell you that. and the entire staff and this is hope, this is hope, this is hope. nobody takes more phone calls i think in a day than hope. thank you, hope, and cory. the entire -- the entire group, the entire staff. incredible job. get over here. come here. what a job you did.
huh? this is the man. [ chanting ] so, again, we have to thank the candidates because they really ran. we have some very talented people and to be victorious against some of these people, even if it's for one week, believe me it's for many weeks. okay? but they really are. they're terrific. a number of them called and i just wanted to thank them but i wanted to congratulate the other candidates, okay? now that i got that over with. you know, it's always tough. and then tomorrow, boom, boom. but that's the way it is. and really, you have some real talent. we have some real talent in the republican party and the rnc and reince, we want to thank everybody. thank you very much.
we -- yeah, right. right. well, i'll tell you what. i'll tell you what. what do we really want to thank, right? we want to thank the people of new hampshire. right? do we love the people of new hampshire? you know, i said it and i said it even a year ago. i said i think i'm going to do well there because i'm here a lot and it's so beautiful and i love it so much. and i love the people. and i said, i actually think they like me a lot. and then all of a sudden we started getting numbers in and everyone said, how come they like trump so much? but i have so many friends up here and they're special, special people. so, new hampshire, i want to thank you. we love you. we're going to be back a lot. we are not going to forget you. you started it. remember. you started it.