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it's great to see you. melania, thank you so much for being with us. appreciate it. that is all the time we have. tomorrow night our regular time we'll have wisconsin primaries. for all of you, we'll see you back here tomorrow night. now. welcome to the empire state and tonight "on the record" we are live in new york on the campaign trail with presidential candidate ohio governor john kasich, governor kasich is jus wrapping up a campaign event here in huntington, long island at the beautiful paramount theater. [cheers and applause] and just over two weeks -- two weeks from tonight new yorkers will hit the polls. but tomorrow the great state of wisconsin is on the line and joining me here isqa@&c @&c@ presidential candidate governor john kasich from ohio. nice to see you, governor. >> thank you, greta.
[cheers and applause] >> and now my first question to you, governor, governor, 48 years ago tonight martin luther king was candidate for democratic nomination robert f. kennedy announced at a rally the death of martin luther king. a lot has happened in the last 48 years. we have dealt with ferguson and dealt with baltimore. how do you assess or describe the state of race relations today? >> well, the one thing that i do remember i was still pretty young, but i do remember how bobby kennedy got up on the car and asked the people to have, you know, to remember this but not to riot. he calmed the crowd down and what a time that was.
in our state, greta, as you know, we have had some tough decisions involving police in community. these three ladies came to me andz the leader, a lady named nina turner, state senator, african-american, she said we need to get on this because we know there are decisions coming that are going to be tough from the courts. she said i want to have, you know, a commission. i said no, no, let's not do a commission. let's get this thing going and come up with some recommendations. i was able to get her involved and the two other ladies. she became the chairperson of this thing. and our head of public safety who ran the highway patrol became the other chairperson. and the two of them, you any, we brought them on. her by the way, nina's son is a police officer. we had police, we had community activists, we had ministers and we sat down to say how could we improve police and community relations? two days in the baltimore riots they came out with the
unanimous report that number one creates a statewide policy for the use of deadly force and secondly recommendations on hiring recruiting and now we're trying to get the community and the police together. the community realizing that dad wants to go home or mom wants to go home at night not v in a box and their police officer and second for the police officers to understand the concerns of the community. that has served us well in ohio. and it goes way beyond that here are the things that i felt were so important. number one, woe worked to fix the cleveland schools, which is largely.h minority. we reformed them dramatically on bipartisan basis. it was really cool. secondly, we are now saying that we have set aside programs for the minority business people. i believe in giving them a jump start. for the first time in ohio history, we are actually meeting the goals that were set. thirdly, we have reformedrdfj4(@ the criminal justice system to give people a chance to
work themselves out of prison. you know, in addition to that we ban the box. if you were a nonviolent felon and came in and apply for the government how are you doing? you check this box that say you you are a felon. we take it and throw it in the trash can. right now we have banned the box. can you explain what you did when you were a young man or young woman and we have eliminated these collateral sanctions. we have given people a path so if you were a nonviolent felon, you can'teven cut hair in many places in the country today. we have changed that we are giving folks a chance to believe in the minority community that they can rise, greta. but we have a long way to go. still too much poverty. too much unemployment. that's why the schools have to change. that's why the skills have to be given to the young men and the young women so that they can have, they can fulfill their god-given purpose. look, i'm very concerned about this because when we have americans who feel that
the system doesn't only just work for them, but can work against them. we have to remedy that. let me tell you a little bit about welfare and yont go on and on but this is a complicated question. we want to make somebody -- take a woman with two kids, single mom, right now she can, in some cases not take a pay raise or promotion because she loses more than what she gains. why don't we have a system who the people who are the working poor have an opportunity to rise and escape poverty by having welfare system that makes sense. so a mom can make more money without losing her child care. [ applause ] >> these are the kind of things that we have to think about. [ applause ] one more thing i want to tell you about. just one more thing i want to tell you. i went in one of our urban school districts. they hadvé 63% graduation rate. i met these people that mentor kids. they are from the businesses. they spend an hour a week for a year. the graduation rate in that high school is 97%.
we need to grab our children and tell them that they are special and give them guidance, love, and encouragement. and that's across the board of particularly people who come from an area where they are extremely poor. i think we need to pull together as americans. [ applause ] >> governor, members of law enforcement come up to me all the time they feel like they are under siege inj this country, that a lot of people are against them. a lot of people are for them but they feel a lot of people are against them. they see a supreme court justice can go off on an expensive trip and just notify violent ethics information saying that they are going off on the trip but they can't get a free cuppen of blends and doughnut some place without getting in trouble. they see such a discrepancy in terms of what they can do and what they see other people in government can do. >> that's just nuts, first of all. >> i understand it but law enforcement in this country feels like they are getting the short end of the stick. a lot of them do.
>> first of all, we need common sense in the country, period. [ applause ] earlier today at hofstra, we can't even do a handshake anymore. we have got to have five lawyñ of contracts. let's get back to simpler tidges. let's talk about law enforcement. we love law enforcement. they protect us, right? we love them. we love them. at the same time, and they will be the first ones to tell you if there are bad actors, people who have not been trained appropriately and overreact in a situation, they don't want those folks to be anything other than retrained and in some cases let go. but i believe the public loves law enforcement. i have no doubt in my mind about it because we know that if you run them down, how are they going to protect us and we have seen some of these horrific assassinations. remember the police officer shot in new york city. we had one shot in ohio.
and we know that when we degrade law enforcement officers like in baltimore stimentsz youiñ don't get them to do the polices they need to do. we have had two controversial decisions in cleveland. one was a couple in a car they had bullets shot in 147 times. they were unarmed. nobody was found to bed< in a position of being charged with anything. no violence. we had a 14-year-old man shot and killed in cleveland, and there was a no bill returned from the grand jury. i said protest, no violence. we didn't have any. so when you pull communities together, they begin to understand the difficult job that police officers have and i believe that police officers want to be fully integrated into the community, greta. it's working in our state.
the proof's in the pudding. >> question from audience member. question from donald. donald, your question? >> welcome to long island, mr. kasich. my question is. >> my family has owned construction business over 60 years. regulation and taxes have taken a heavy toll on the industry and family business. how will you help provide the businesses that helped build america. >> look, there is three things that you need to have job growth. if you go to a doctor, and say doctor, how can i be healthy economically. you go to the economics doctor, here is what you need common sense regulations that don't strangle your small business. and every time you get another rule, another paper, another, this another that, it hurts yourjs family business. am i right? >> yeah. >> that's number one. common sense not no regulations. they small businesses employ our kids. small businesses -- in my state small businesses pay no income tax. we got rid of it small businesses are the economic
growth. in our country we need to bring down the top rate. some people say we are going to have a flat tax after 10%. and then after that we have a chicken in every pot. we have to be realistic about what we can achieve. we can bring these rates down. we:g can simplify the system. and finally we need to have a path towards a balanced budget and we have to have good workforce training in our schools. >> all right. 3300 earmarks in the tax bill. special interest by somebody in washington getting somebody to put those. in what are you going to do about 3300. >> i would love to have the line item veto. >> you don't have it. >> let me tell you the way this works. i just sat with a group of legislators in my state in wisconsin and they got all these tax credits they want to stick in. i said we're north doing that because we're going to have swiss cheese out of our tax system. so you have got to work with the people in the congress. if you bash them all the time, you will get nowhere. you have got to inspire them to raise higher than what
they" normally do. and we have to simplify the system. i don't think there is. >> there is that chicken in the spot if you think you are going to get congress to do that. >> i think there is no question, greta, that you can simplify the system, but i think the individual tax reform is the hardest thing to achieve. it would be easier to do a balanced budget, lower corporate taxes. get on a path to a balanced budget, have common sense regulations than it is to do the individual tax reform. it hasn't happened since 1986, but, with dedicated republicans and democrats who are smart and understand that this code is keeping us from creating jobs. it will take time but i believe you can get it done. i was there. i did all these things. i was there when we cut the capital gains tax. balanced the federal budget. the same in ohio. i know how to do this. >> you have a question from deanna in the audience. what is your question. >> good evening, governor cwby9 island.to long half three and a years since super storm
sandy impacted the island and the east/kez(g coast fema ad the federal government have eliminated supplemental coverage for flood insurance policies. i started when i purchased my home paying $2,200 a year in flood insurance premiums. it's now ue to $3,600. and with the fact that they are no longer supplementing the program, when i go to sell my house to the new homeownersú they will need to pay 9 to $10,000 flood insurance premiums in addition to homeowner premiers. how am i supposed to sell my house. how are the people on long island supposed to change with this change in policy and budgeting? thank you. >> i think there is two. i got asked this the other day when i was in queens because even there they were hit by sandy. you know it, seems to me that there is two kind of
category. i'm just telling you what i'm thinking outloud because i haven't investigated it. there is one group of people who absolutely live in an area where they expect that they are going to get hit at some point. there is another group of people which i would argue would be you who would just because of this catastrophic impact you shouldn't get penalized for because you are not doing what the first person did because you are living in a place that's safe. we have to deal with it we can't just run you out. look, when you are an executive like i have been in ohio, when these kind of things come up, you have to deal with them and you have is being impacted and what is the proper way to go about helping them? you can't turn your back on people who had a big storm come in. have your house flooded and walk away from it it's not the right thing to do. some will say the conservative approach. okay. final. let's find a conservative approach that reflects a
human approach because we just can't turn our back on you. now, we will get your pplause ]on. >> we will find out more. >> and, governor, if you will just patiently sit by. we will bring much more live from the campaign trail with governor john kasich. that's next. [ applause ] and can you explain why you recommend synthetic over cedar? "super food?" is that a real thing? it's a great school, but is it the right one for her? is this really any better than the one you got last year? if we consolidate suppliers, what's the savings there? so should we go with the 467 horsepower? ...or is a 423 enough? good question. you ask a lot of good questions... i think we should move you into our new fund. sure... ok. but are you asking enough about how your wealth is managed? wealth management at charles schwab.
governor governor, a question from charles. charles, your question, please. >> good evening, governor kasich. i think most americans are tired of the dysfunction of polarized partisan politics. unfortunately, some republicans are attracted to the demagoguery of a nonpolitician who makes shallow statements and have emotional appeal. others are ineffective politician who believes being uncompromise something a political virtue. we need a better class of politician who embraces our bedrock american values. we need a leader who can cast a vision and then have the political skill to move us forward working together. governor kasich earlier this evening you spoke with the tremendous work did you on the balanced budget. your record is clear to me. but can you describe another specific occasion as a congressional leader or as governor of ohio where you were able to reach agreement between opposing constituencies including opposition from members of your own party and what was the result of that work? >> well, most of the time i was fighting to balance the budget i was fighting
against my own party. i will give you an example. my great friend tim penny who is a democrat he is now an independent from minnesota, he had an opportunity to cut one penny out of every dollar in federal spending. this is before we got to the balanced budget. and so he came to me and said i'm going to need some help. so we formed a republican and democrat group. ' it must have been made up/ of 20, 25 people. here is the ground rule. if the majority objected to the penny cut, then we found another penny. if the majority approved it, woe lived with it we offered this penny out of every dollar in federal pending and we lost by four votes. who worked against us? hillary clinton, the clinton administration, the republican appropriations committee. and they put pressure on members saying if you vote for this, we're going to kilt bridge in your project. you know, project that's in your district. we came within four votes of winning. and it was glorious because it was the first shot heard in the effort to balance the federal budget. let me tell you a couple other things.
i was a military reformer. i was the one that fought the b 2 bomber that was going to cost a billion dollars apiece that was going to fly in the middle of the soviet union in the middle of a nuclear war and drop more nuclear weapons. i said how many nukes will ruin your day? so i wanted to build 13 of them. the pentagon wanted 132. i fought everybody on that. got democrats together with me and republicans. tom ridge, the former governor of pennsylvania. ron, a liberal democratic out in california. i lost. we ended up building 21. so i went from 13 to 21. they went from 132 to 21. it wasn't a bad loss that i had. and we took the money and we invested it in the department of defense. in%a ohio, we -- i wanted mom and dad to stay in their own home rather than being forced in a nursing nursing hom. i had to break the back of the nursing home lobby. get mom and dad in their own
home. i had to fight everybody. you know what? we got it done. now mom and dad with stay into their own home rather than being forced into a nursing home if they are able to to do it. >> governor -- >> -- let me say one last thing. i believe we have got to fix social security. i believe we have got to fix the border. i believe we have got to balance the budget. we can't do it. ronald reagan put together a coalition of republicans and conservative democrats to achieve their goal. and, you know, i have been thinking more and more, greta. good luck in washington. how about if the people march? what if the people say fix social security, balance the budget? how about if we march down there and put pressure and heat on the people who are not doing their jobs, okay? [cheers and applause] >> governor? we put a lotopa politicians. to what extent are voters making it unsafe for politicians to compromise? >> well, look, you know, what did churchill said --
what did he say? you only die once in life but in politics you can have like ten deaths? don't worry about if you get elected you should not be elected worried(syññ about the next election. it renders you ineffective. here is the thing, voters are not -- they don't know this health plan from that healtho plan and this tax plan from that tax plan. they want to know who is a leader? who gives them in their gut that they say this person can lead. and if you have a strong position on something, that's why you are picked. let's say you want a flat tax and voters in your district really that but that's unrealistic you are not going to get that necessarily. >> you can fight for flatter. >> if you punish you. >> nobody is going to roads. the game is fixed. they get elected they never get defeated beevment have jerry man dering where they get these statez;i+ districts.
greta, hold on. [cheers and applause] >> hold on. in 1989, i offered my first budget. there was a president bush budget, a democrat budget, a black caucus budget and a kasich budget. the vote on the kasich budget was 405 no and 30 yes. okay? i mean, i got crushed. 10 years later, we have the first balanced budget since manjñ walked on the moon. four years in a row it was balanced. we paid down the largest amount of debt and the country was growing. never underestimate what persistence and a good idea. when you have it, you can change the world. and i have done it. >> governor, we have more questions -- we're going to have more questions for governor john kasich in the second half of our live the governor. don't go away. [ applause ] it takes a lot of work... to run this business. but i really love it. i'm on the move all day long...
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and we're back in huntington, new york, at the paramount theater and "on the record" is live on the trail with governor john kasich. governor, the news today that alaska airlines is buying or would like to buy virgin america4x and we are seeing in the past 10 or 20 years that we are getting more consolidation, the airline industry. less competition. we are seeing that across the board in many sectors of our economy. if you are elected president, will your justice
department antitrust division be more robust than we have now, the same? or telling me your thoughts. >> well i went to teddy roosevelt's home he was called a trust buster. [ applause ] >> when we see an accumulation of power, look, greta, there is three things that i don't really care for, big government, big corporations, and big unions. i don't like anything big because i feel trapped by it. [ applause ] >> if we see a noncompetitive environment, of course you have to -- you have got to look out for the folks here. >> is that happening? as we9+ see the more consolidation across these sectors do you see it historically happening over the last couple decades? >> i would say sometimes there is consolidation that means survival and if there is consolidation it means less competition, less opportunity for consumers, i'm not for it so you have got to look at that time on a case-by case basis. that's what i would tell you, greta. i don't want to avoid answering but it's.d not that simple when you actually want to be responsible. >> governor, we have a
question from an audience member. christie, do you have a question, please? >> dime i sort of feel like the admit utah that you referenced that came here to listen to this guy and suddenly why what's going on here and why am i at the mike? i have a question about trade. i know that you are a supporter of tpp as am i. how would you address voter concerns about the trade agreements, that one and others and how it may effect the loss of manufacturing loss but that overall, participating in the global economy is overwhelmingly beneficial to america. >> well, lock, one out of every five americans works in something trade related, 38 million americans. i have never been this appear salute free trader. when i was in congress i was always -- they had suspicion about me because growing up in mckee's rocks this blue collar town i'm sensitive to people losing their jobs. but here is what iuk know remember what remember what
happened when the japanese cars came. american cars got better. competition, innovation, lower prices, this is important to us. here's the real problem. these countries overseas many times they cheat on the agreement they are very clever about the way they do it. i have a friend who ran a company called we're ton steel, his name john walker. is he a great guy. he has told me that when they dump products in our country, in other words, they sell them for less than it cost them to make it, by the time you get all the research done and you submit everything, guess what happens? you might win but the jobs are lost. we need an early warning system. and when we see things happening that we think are a violation of those agreements, we have got to shut their products out. i have said that in one the debates and i feel it's also, believe it very much. the other thing is, in 2001, i was involved in putting a limitten the amount of imported steel because i wanted our steel industry to be able to get its act
together and to become more competitive. so i would tell you that i like open and free trade. i want thosation countries who=m be our friends against the possible -- you know, push that we see by china. i also know that we have -- we have an open economy. these other countries have all these rules. our goal is to get in there and sell our products. but it can be free, but it better be fair. and if i'm president, we're going to create an early warning system because i have got to protect those people that i grew up with from somebody who is going to cheat. >> what do you about something like i have been in seatoz asia incredible amount of labor exploitation. they have factories where they are paying nothing. they make t-shirts and come to the united states and t-shirts cost $2 from southeast asia. identical one $12 here. you buy the $2 one. what are you going to do about the situation. >> it get down to the kind of trade yoments that we put together and whether it's environment mental or labor
days. it needs to be taken into account when we put an agreement together. i do think we need better negotiators but at the same time, greta, we want to open the system. you know, over in china right now, as hard as it is to believe, they are beginning to on shore products to our country now because their wages are going up and their committee is in trouble. it's pretty hard to believe. in our state we are open now. we have a chinese investment that is now employing over 1,000 ohioans who-know a plant that was shut down, you know, that represented an auto company. so, these are challenging issues for us. the only thing can i tell you is i think overall trade is good if it's done the right way and if we have protections against those that cheat. the final thing i want to do say to that lady, if you -- we don't make -- there is a lot of things we don't make anymore that we used to make 50 years ago. now things are changing, the economy, the world economy through innovation, it's all changing. but when somebody loses
their job, we got to rush to them and make sure they can be trained for another job that exists. we had to put a big emphasis on retraining programs in this country sorñ that when somebody does lose their job they can get one. by the way in our state of ohio we are up over 60,000 manufacturing jobs since i became governor. we need to be a business friendly country. not punish businesses who make profits and pay taxes overseas and then get hanged again when they come back here and pay these sky high taxes. what we need to do is change that so people had feel comfortable coming america and everything in the federal government ought to aim towards creating a positive job creating environment. we need jobs in america. that's what we need. [ applause ] >> governor, another question from the audience. bobby has a question for you. go ahead, bobby. >> hello, governor. and i'm from ohio originally so. happy to see you here. i would also like to, if you
don't mind, give a shotout to some of my students who are here. i'm so proud of them for coming. and i think it's need that you are inspiring -- >> -- what do you teach? >> i teach world history and international relations at a high school nearby. >> wonderful. [cheers and applause] >> there they are. i'm real proud of them. so my question is. what do you feel is the role of the united states in maintaining peace and in these unsettled times? please provide specific example that illustrates your guiding principles.qa >> well, it's a simple question. very simple. let me tell you a couple things very quickly. we have to destroy isis. you are a student of history. [cheers and applause] i just saw -- i have one minute so let me go quickly. we have to destroy them. it has to be a coalition of the arab-muslim countries like egypt, saudi arabia,
jordan, the gulf state, west europe. we need to all be together. it's a civilized world which is made up of most people versus those people who are barbarians and murderers. that's number one. then we have to have goodvx communication, good intelligence and good policing. i think nato should be changed into an organization that's not just military but also intelligence and also policing. we need to work together. the president should have come home from cuba. he should have called world leaders. [ applause ] >> he should have had. [cheers and applause] >> let me finish because they are going to cut me off. he should have had his military and intelligence people brief him. they should have upon to europe to find out our vulnerabilities, then here at home we need to have the joint terrorism task forces made up of fbi, homeland security, state and local law enforcement with the tools and the resources which is why i'm glad i think this encryption issue may be behind us. but we all have to be alert. we are going to be fin to unitee world, the civilized world against those folks,
here's the plan. you want a family and a career, but most of the time you feel like you're trying to wrangle a hurricane. the rest of the time, they're asleep. then one day, hr schedules a meeting with you out of the blue. and it's the worst 19 minutes of your career. but you don't sweat it because you and your advisor have prepared for this.
and when the best offer means you're moving to the middle of nowhere, the boys say they hate the idea. but you pretend it's not so bad. and years later at thanksgiving, when one of them says what he's thankful for most, is this house, you realize you didn't plan for any of this you wouldn't have done it any other way. with the right financial partner, progress is possible. welcome back to amazing theater in paramount, new york. we are talking to governor kasich. a question from the audience. >> good evening, greta, governor. in 2008 many lost their homes due to the housing market crash, the movie the big short focused on this issue. subsequently, our government helped to bail out wall street. now many say that there was no reform to wall street and this crisis could happen again. do you plan to street and, if so, what are your plans? >> well, coupleia things, first of all, why did it
happen? we had some government agencies that told people they should buy a home that they couldn't afford. okay. that's the number one. [ applause ] >> let me go through all. i want to go through it all. so, secondly, we had a circumstance where some people got a home and they started using it as a bank where they could, you know, the value rising in their home allowed them to do more. okay. but let's get to the other part of it you know, i worked at lehman brothers but i didn't work really in new york. i worked in columbus, ohio. i got a chance to really observe this. greed. there are people that want to do double down and let me tell you what they did. they just kept taking on more and more debt in these banks. and when you get your debt so high you can't pay it off, you have a collapse. so, we have changed the rules now. the congress did where you need to have more equity. that means more ownership. more people responsible. it's a better mix. but insurability that, -- in addition to banks take risks, they should have to risk it with
their own assets, their own capital. not with the taxpayers, knock let me go a couple more. the regulators were in the banks. and they never blew the willful. they didn't bark let alone bite. they didn't do their job. the rating agents were complicit in all. this total meltdown by people looking the other way. regulators have to do their job. the only thing i worry about on regulation we don't want to kill the small bank. having regulation on the big banks is fine. if it trickles down to to the small banks, the community banks where we live that becomes a problem. because if they get killed with overregulation, then they sell to the big banks and the big banks get bigger and the little banks don't exist anymore. that is not acceptable because small businesses have to get theirv loans from the small banks. we have to always keep an eye on this. we have to keep an all on it all the time. single biggest thing we need to do your risk needs to be backed up by your money and not anybody else's. a long answer to a
complicated question but of course we have to stay on top of it i will say one final thing. greed can kill you. you know, it's nothing wrong with making money. but when it tips over to the fact that you worship money, that's when you are headed in the wrong direction and headed in place that could be really bad. i think that's part of what happened on wall street. okay? >> governor,. [ applause ] filibuster there is a vacancy in the united states supreme court. we had a 4-4 decision this week because we have this vacancy that hasn't been filled. should the republicans in the u.s. senate hold a hearing on president obama's nomination, judge garld to the [ applause ] >> well, here's the thing, i don't think the senators are waiting with baited breath for john kasich's opinion on what they should too. >> i think they will take american people one way or the other. >>like, they are not going to confirm anybody. i said that should not have nominated
somebody. >> should not? >> he should not have. like, we had a republican that went to the state of the union address and when the president was speaking he yelled you lie. and then he put out a fundraising letter the next day and raised money. that was an outrage. okay? at the same time, the president's executive order0%eie congress, passing obamacare without one republican vote, i mean, he is also, you know, has to be held responsible for the polarization. now he sends up a judge. [ applause ] >> he sends up a judge. >> [ applause ] >> greta, what i really think best for the country, whoever gets elected president, if it's me or if it's hillary because that's what it's going to come down to. [cheers and applause] >> now, however we vote, that's what's going to determine what the court looks like. so we get a two-for as citizens. we get to vote for president. we get to vote for the direction of the supreme court. that's what i think we ought to do and tell the senators i said hi. [ laughter ] >> i have to work with them
"on the record" is on the trail. we are here in huntington, new york. with governor john kasich. governor, you said moments ago that the president is either going to be you or secretary of state hillary clinton. supporters preble want to know your strategy. >> both of them say i ought to get out of the race because i'm winning their votes. i agree with them. look.
nobody is going to win this going in. there is going to be an open convention and it's going to be cool. we talked about that earlier. the delegates will decide in the fall. i'm the only candidates who wins all the polls dependence hillary clinton. okay? [cheers and applause]ñfv >> what about rule 40 from the last go around with governor mitt romney which it says that you couldn't get on the ballot unless you won the majority in eight states. >> that's just sodyesterday. [ laughter ] >> i mean, we don't have any rules yet. let's have it open. let's have transparency. let's have fun. okay. i'm not worried about that by the way, thursday i'm going to be in brooklyn and manhattan for more town halls. i want you to all to come john kasich.com. check it all out. see i got my own advertisement in. >> i will send you the bill. all right. tim has a question for you. >> good evening. my dad is a veteran of the u.s. navy.
-- marines for 70's. he fought for many years. services from the v.a. mental health services. prescription services. et cetera. he suffered from ptsd, depression, alcoholism his entire adult life. he wasb: over and over told that the missions that he and his crew carried out and were on never happened. tragically, 90 short days ago my father at the age of 72 committed suicide. what will you do for the veterans movingul forward to help them get the services that they deserve? >> look, i mean, first of all, any combat veteran as i mentioned earlier tonight should have immediate access to healthcare wherever they need it. including mental health services. i mean, we have to do. this. [ applause ] secondly, the other thing -- this whole organization needs to be restructured so that you are not on hold for two hours. and i saw that the suicide
rate among veterans has stayed stubbornly high here. i was going to start by saying y'all remember lee iococca. we need more iococcas. we need somebody like him to take over the v.a. americans have every confidence we get it fixed. restructure that entire organization so it is going to be very responsive to the needs of the veterans. in addition to that. our pentagon has got to give information about returning veterans to our service5;ent organizations, to our job creating organizations, so that we can hook a veteran with available jobs there are golden employees, everyone here wants to hire a veteran. they are drug-free, they are smart, they are disciplined. they understand team work there should be no homeless. no veteran without healthcare and no unemployed veteran in the united states of america. [cheers and applause]=/
president? >> i couldn't figure out how to really get along with the repubs, how to put his arm around them. i don't think he had the experience. when you don't have the experience in dealing with these things, you don't know what to do when you get there. we don't have time for on-the-job training. you know, making laws and fixing this country is complicated. and it's just been -- it's complicated. but can you get it done if you are persistent and have good ideas and you have to put people together. we are americans before we are republicans and democrats. and this is just not been good. >> how do you break through the logjam? i mean, if you are president, you are going to have democrats pushing up against you. >> you have to -- you have to take advantage of what to sell them. a leader can get people to perform at a higher level than what they would normally perform,é' and i would say, greta, it's about showing respect. it's about, you know, you are president. you take them down to the white house. youly no them around in theélúñ airplane. you go in the limo. you call their mothers and fathers on their birthdays.
you show respect to people. just because you don't agree with them. you will find something that you will agree with them on. and it's like being governor. i mean, i do the same kind of things. i'm going to do a state-of-the-state wednesday. i'm going to figure out how to meet with democrats. offer them to go in the plane when i fly down there along with republican leaders. people are people. they just want to dobe a good job if you let them. and you have to respect them and you have got to give them a voice. and let them be heard. [ applause ] >> governor, a big thanks to you for joining us this evening. big thank you. it's been fun to do our second town hall with you talk with an audience. and i hope you will come back. and good luck in wisconsin tomorrow. >> i will never forget this night at this theater with all of you. god bless you. thank you all very much. [cheers and applause] >> bill o'reilly is next. see you again tomorrow night right here at 7:00 p.m.
eastern. good night from long island. [cheers and applause] welcome to "red eye." i'm tom shillue. let's check this with andy levy to see what exciting stories we will be discussing this evening. andy? >> thanks, tom. i realize there is a huge american flag behind me. >> coming up on the big show, john kasich said a contested convention would be, quote, so much fun. other things he enjoys is being water boarded is listening to maroon 5. and in an effort to boost lags productivity the spanish prime minister wants to end cs'. this will thought help me to -- this will not help convince shillue i need a re