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and me. the first night of the rnc. greta goes "on the record" right now. ♪ ♪ >> tonight, "on the record," we are coming to you live from the republican national convention in cleveland. and 13 months ago donald trump launched what many, if not most said was the impossible. his campaign for the republican nomination for president of the united states. now he is just days away from making it official. but not all republicans here in the arena are happy. today when the convention kicked off, chaos broke out on the floor, a battle over the rules. [chanting] >> over the angry objections of anti-trump forces,
republican party leaders approving the rules for their national convention. and, tonight, all eyes are not on donald trump but on his wife, melania trump. very soon, she will be taking the stage very first night and add to the excitement here in the arena, donald trump has decide to do arrive here early to introduce his wife mellane i can't. a few hours ago, trump tweeted this, looking forward to being at the convention tonight to watch all of the wonderful speakers, including my wife mellane i can't. the place looks beautiful. a few months ago, i went to trump tower on new york's fifth avenue to sit down with melania trump. >> he knows what he can do for america he is amazing leader, communicator. he is the only one that could bring america to the next level. the people support him from the party. he will have even easier
time so they not fighting him all the time. and he can do that because he understands how everything works and is he a great dealmaker. and he is a great negotiator. have a great heart. he wants to take care of america and american people and keep it safe. >> but, of course, melania trump is not the only speaker people are excite to do z former speaker of the house newt gingrich takes the stage later this week. speaker gingrich is here to go "on the record" tonight. nice to see you, mr. speaker. >> great to be with you. >> what happened to the revolt today on the floor. >> they didn't have the votes. >> seemed pretty fierce, so now what happens? >> i think people when they lose get very intense. i think that they feel strongly about their position. but they didn't have the votes. they couldn't get it order. they couldn't win last week on the rules committee or the platform committee and they couldn't win today. >> this was the never trump movement. >> right. >> or the people who didn't
want trump. >> there is a point you say get over it they did everything they could. he won fair and square. and the american model usually the guy who wins fair and square you unify around because that's what a party is all about. >> all right. if you unify, how come senator ted cruz going to be speaking here has not endorsed him? >> i hope that cruz will decide to enforce him. i think trump was showing generosity in saying to cruz, look, you are a big enough player. you ran hard enough. you ought to speak whether you endorse or not. that's a sign in trump's favor. >> if cruz doesn't endorse donald trump? >> i think it will be sad. and, you know, if he misuses his speech time it will be sort of a betrayal. i'm confident that cruz has a enough sense of history that is he going to speak in a positive way and hopefully is he going to help unify us. >> is cruz's motive, do you think this week to support donald trump or is it to pave the way for his future? >> well, it's probably half and half. politic sass business of mutual self-interest. i think he knows that it is
helpful to trump that he is here. the contrast, for example with kasich is very obvious. i think at the same time, he is going back into the senate. he wants to reintegrate himself as a member of the team, and i think this is a significant step in that direction. >> you mentioned governor kasich. this is ohio. governor kasich is the governor here. he took the pledge to support the nominee. not only has he not endorsed him but is he a no-show. >> john is an old friend of mine. we would not have balanced our budget without the leadership of him as a committee chairman. i like him very much. i'm totally perplexed by his current behavior. it makes no sense at all. as you said he did sign the pledge. the minimum just keeping his word would be a good thing. but, in addition, he is the host of the national convention. this is a major draw for cleveland. it's a great economic thing for cleveland. and as the host, he ought to have the decency to show up. >> did anyone call him and talk to him? did you. >> i talked to a number of people near him and they were just, you know, he and
weaver seem to be off in their own world. weaver is his campaign manager. >> did you speak to kasich yourself about this? >> no. >> all right. so he is a no-show. there are a lot of other no-shows. the fact that kasich is a no show. is he going to appear in every secretary clinton add between now and november where she says even his own party doesn't like him, meaning trump. >> well, hillary can run all the negative ads she wants to. jeb bush tried that technique. hillary ran $20 million in ads last month. trump ran zero. i don't think those ads are very effective. frankly, hillary has so many liabilities that her trying to go negative on trump is a little bit of a joke. >> trump wants to, i assume, and so does reince priebus and the rnc want to unify the republican party. fair? >> right. >> one of the parts of the platform that they came out with is that they want an anti-gay marriage amendment to the constitution. and there are members of the republican party who are
gay. how does that unify them? >> well, i think you have to show a great deal of support for individuals who are gay while saying that you still believe in traditional marriage. i think the base of this party, that's where they are. and i think it's representative of them. i don't think that's an issue that trump is going to campaign on. but it's a fact that we are the socially conservative party. >> there is also in the platform the building a wall. used to be fence. now it's wall. where did they get that word wall? >> look, that's trump's campaign theme. anybody who has been to israel knows that fences work. anybody who has been to hungry recently knows that fences work. the hungarians cut the number of syrian refugees by over 95% the first day after they built the fence. trump is committed to it. it's going to get built. it can be built. people say it can't are just nuts. obviously you can build one if you want to. >> tonight, one of the speakers is melania trump, donald trump's wife who speaks five languages i might add when i interviewed her. what do you think her goal is tonight?
>> one level kind of reminds me of theresa hunt speaking in -- theresa kerry, former hunt, speaking at john kerry's nomination in 2004 because she could speak multiple languages, she delivered part of her speech in different languages. melania is not only very, very attractive as a supermodel but proof that trump is not anti-imgrant. he is just for legal immigrants. >> i don't know if you noticed the monmouth poll that came out today by independents. it has a month ago donald trump and secretary clinton were tied. this poll has donald trump with independents up 9 points over hillary clinton. >> i think part of that is the comey effect. i think the fbi director's 14-minute indictment before explaining he wouldn't recommend prosecution has had a devastating impact on the belief that hillary clinton is dishonest and clearly lies. >> all right. have you written your speech yet? >> we are in the middle of writing it now. >> what does that mean? >> we have three guys,
jonas, vince hailey and ross worthington help me all writing it and calista is the final editor. sometime tomorrow we will get it done. >> how many minutes do you have. >> i think i have about 13 or 14. she has two or three. >> who does? >> calista. she is introducing me. >> are you nervous. >> no. >> not at all. >> no. >> calista. >> you have to ask calista. i'm not going to get in the middle of that. >> mr. speaker, nice to see you. >> nice to see. >> you "on the record" noise right behind me. we are in the center of it all. they just said hello to cleveland. we are on the floor of the convention and just across the floor in the member of the delegates is co-host of america's newsroom my colleague martha maccallum. martha? >> well, we are here on the floor of the republican national convention, things kicked off today. rick perry, the governor of texas was just up there. rousing up the crowd and getting people interested.
is he going to speak later tonight. this afternoon we had some real drama down here as all of this sort of free the delegates and conscience vote effort played out. it got pretty raucous at one point. at one point ken cuccinelli the former attorney general of west virginia threw down his credentials and stormed out. >> in favor say aye? >> aye. >> all those opposed no? >> no. >> and the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the resolution is agreed to. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. [cheers] >> the chair now recognizes the delegate from the state of west virginia. >> on the floor. >> we're not supposed to be on the floor? >> this doesn't work. >> greta, they are trying furiously to have the never trump movement stay alive here in cleveland. they want their voices heard. they know that they will not have the delegates to allow
anybody else like a ted cruz, for example, to stake a real claim here. but what they're saying, mike lee, the senator from utah is saying we are talking about the future and ted cruz said the other day you can't -- you have to win a battle before you can win the war. it's clear that they have their focus more on 2020 than they i don't know if anyone cares the press gets kicked out. we're not that popular. thank you.
>> outside the arena where all the delegates are gathered, of course, in the arena where melania trump will be shortly outside there are protesters and already there is at least one arrest. law enforcement is working around the clock here in cleveland to protect constitutional rights to protest and to keep everyone safe. "on the record's" griff jenkins is out on the streets in the middle of it all. griff? >> that's right, greta. it's a 50-million-dollar security operation. the police working with protesters to make it peaceful so that they can have their first amendment right. it's been just that peaceful today there were some black lives matter folks and other groups marching. out here, i will give you the look just here at the main entrance of the q. we -- you are inside, we are outside. here seems to be some street preachers and people that are in favor of same sex marriage and those that are against it. and they are doing their thing over here. folks generally holding a trump flag. but it adds, again, most
important, peaceful. that was the key. one of the tactics that police have used when we have seen a few upsets and we were out here a couple hours ago when anonymous had some folks out there. they are protesting the two-party system. they believe its rigid. they do draw a lot of attention with bandannas and little bit intimidating. the police used their bike tactic. they roll up on 50 or 60 bikes and get off their bikes and they make a barricade and do crowd control. this is one of the main thoroughfares. this is where a lot of protesters were coming down earlier trying to get into this area. they are not going to do it. they are not going to breach this at least as far as we have seen because this security operation has been in the making for 18 months as they tell us. thousands of law enforcement from hundreds of law enforcement agencies. and we spoke with one of cleveland's fbi special agents vicki anderson today. here is what she had to say. >> we're a big partner with all of the local law enforcement, federal, and
state partners. we have been planning obviously for well over a year. the fbi's role is really to prepare for all those things we definitely don't want to occur. we are looking at terrorism. domestic and international, and then being an intelligence partner for all of the law enforcement. so any information that we receive wherever in the nation, from all the horrific events that have happened over the last few weeks. we share any information that we get from those with our local partners so that they can decide their posture and maybe make any changes they need to. >> and as you see behind me, delegates going in the cue where you are now -- in the q where you are now. people expressing their first amendment rights. greta? >> i just want to give a shoutout to those police out there. they have a tough job. and of course people have a constitutional trite protest peacefully. those cops are doing a great job keeping everyone safe and protecting that right. i want to give them a shoutout. right now we are back inside the arena where donald trump will soon be introducing his
wife mellane i can't. trump says is he a law and order candidate. tonight national security will take center stage at the republican national convention. illinois congressman and air force pilot adam kinzinger is here to go "on the record." good evening, sir. >> hey, greta, how are you? >> good. trump says is he a law and order president. what does that mean? >> basically talking about the fact that look at the last 8 years under president obama. you have the rise of russia. nobody knew what isis was even three years ago. and we have seen the middle east on fire. the world on fire. look, we need somebody that's going to stand up for national security, that's going to defend what america is about. and understand america's mission to be an example to the world of what self-governance is. >> let me ask you about issues. turkey, the attempted coop on friday -- coup on friday night. >> it's a tough position for the united states to support a coup. we can't do it in a democratically elected area. this is a really bad case scenario for turkey because right now erdogan trying to
consolidate power and become a one-man show is going to use this as opportunity to do it. it is incumbent on the united states now to hold turkey accountable saying we get you have to punish people for a coup attempt. at the end of the day expect human rights as a member of nato. they have a very important member. >> is turkey the next iran in terms of moving so far away from a secular government? the reason i ask you is that air base in turkey is so critical to our fight against isis. we use that. that's one of our best resources. >> i have spent some time at that air base with the military. it's extremely important. to answer your question, i sure hope not. turkey is major ally. bridge between europe and middle east. we have to do our best to encourage the turks to continue to stand for human rights, freedom, and for secular government. >> it seems to be going in the wrong direction. >> it does. >> it's a powder keg there tell me how a president donald trump would handle turkey different than and i will say president
obama/secretary clinton for president? >> i think the easy thing is look who donald trump surrounds himself with and we will find a lot of this out over this week. look at what president obama has done over the last eight years. do you have any doubts that hillary clinton will be another eight years of president obama or four years that should be alleviated by the fact that she was at the front end of his administration. the re-set with russia and everything else. we have to understand that the world is not necessarily a big kum ba yah where everybody just needs to have their hand held and they will be fine. it takes american strength. unfortunately under eight years of president obama, there has not been american strength. >> where is the cutoff between diplomacy and strength? >> i think it all works together. diplomacy is important. diplomacy has to being backed by strength. soft power. the use of energy as a weapon, for instance. right now the russians use energy to great advantage in tearing apart europe. you also have to be willing to use that big stick as roosevelt said. >> one quick question, governor kasich isn't here. your thoughts? this is his state. >> i will let him answer for that i think is he a great governor. if he wants to show up, he
can show up. >> i don't know what kind of answer that was. >> not a great one. >> congressman, always nice to see you, sir. >> great to see you, thank you. >> joining me, two of tonight's convention speakers sean duffy and his wife. they go "on the record" from the fox sky box. high above the quicken loans arena. good evening to both of you. >> hey, greta. >> thank you. >> thanks for having us on. >> and, of course, i musted a from the great state of wisconsin i always add that one. you know i have a bias. rachel, first to you. what are you going to say tonight? >> we want to talk about how great america is we both have great immigrant stories. sean comes from a long line of lumber jacks. i come from mexican immigrants to the state of arizona. i think the dream is still alive. that's what we are working to preserve. that's what our speech is going to focus on. >> congressman, how is this going to work? who is going first? are you going to do in tam tam den? give us a preview. >> going to be tough. two people on stage sharing one microphone can be challenging but we practiced. >> and we like each other so that helps.
>> we have eight kids. this should go well. we might take a few shots at hillary as well, greta. i think it will make for interesting four or five minute speech. greta, what's interesting is adam kinzinger and i are friends. you just had him on. he hasn't necessarily been on the trump train yet. i think it's great to see members of congress like adam start to recognize the failures of hillary and obama won't be rectified by hillary clinton. you are going to need someone new to come in like donald trump. i think that's the transition you are starting to see on the floor here. yeah, we have had problems but people are starting to warm up. we have pence on the ticket. they realize at the last gas the never trump movement is dying. i think you are going to see a consolidation as we get this week started with adam kinzinger just on before us. >> rachel, what do you think women are most interested in? when you talk to women, what's the key issue for them? >> i will tell you right now it's security. it's scary. and it's not just, you know, what's happening in europe. you know, we know from just
a few weeks ago that it's happening here. the barbarians have entered the gates. we need somebody who is going to be tough. every time the clinton -- hillary clinton or the obama administration hears about any of this stuff, they want to talk about hate crime and work place violence and they won't name it what it is, i think that makes moms really scared. because we know what it is, and we want somebody in charge who acknowledges that and says they are going to do something about it. >> all right. well, thank you, both of you. we are going to be watching you as you give your speech tonight. don't get nervous by the fact that we are going to watch you. step down and talk to wisconsin delegates. they are a wild group down here. >> i'm wisconsin, greta. thank you. >> indeed, go pacs. and much more ahead from the republican national convention. we are -- where everyone is anxiously awaiting melania trump. that's straight ahead. just released new surveillance photos of the baton rouge gunman who viciously attacked thosewho
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"on the record" is live on the floor of the republican national convention. tonight's g.o.p. theme is make america safe again. that theme announced just days after five dallas police officers were murdered. and after a barbaric terror attack in nice, france. and then, of course, weekend it happened again. a police ambush in baton rouge. and, look at these chilling photos. they are just released surveillance photos showing the killer who murdered throw police officers and injured three others in that vicious attack. fox news correspondent casey stegall is live from baton rouge. casey? >> greta, we know that this gunman was a former u.s. marine. in fact, served in the service for five years, rose to the ranks of sergeant. he did one deployment in iraq from 2008 to 2009, and had no previous criminal
record. was honorably discharged for health reasons, according to a friend who spoke to the kansas city star newspaper. officials say good afternoon -- gavin long carried out this 29th birthday less than a mile. last known address listed as kansas city, missouri. cameras have captured police activity there in a neighborhood that is described as typically quiet. today, authorities also released stills from a surveillance camera which shows the gunman walking around, firing, then hiding, and firing again, clearly what police say was a coordinated attack. six officers were hit, three did not survive before swat units finally shot and killed the suspect. those heroes who did not make it home 32-year-old montrell jackson who had been with the baton rouge police department for 10 years, a husband, a father.
41-year-old matthew gerald was the father of two daughters and served in both the u.s. marines and army before becoming an officer. and then east baton rouge sheriff's deputy brad garr follow la also killed -- two others officers injured have been treated and released from the hospital. but, again, greta, investigators working here on the ground trying to figure out the motive here and what would have caused this man to snap and take out police officers sunday morning. back to you. >> casey, thank you. "on the record's" ted williams is on the ground in baton rouge investigating. ted visited the scene of the crime. >> it was sunday morning that citizens of baton rouge, louisiana noticed along this highway a man
carrying a large rifle. and those citizens immediately called 911. according to colonel mike edmundson of the louisiana state police that his men were intentionally targeted and assassinated. >> we all grew up together. we are all like 20 year veterans with the department. we -- death in our office as far as a shooting since 1988. it's hard to take something like this. >> it was in this area that law enforcement came. six of them shot. three of them made the ultimate sacrifice and lost their lives serving and protecting the citizens of baton rouge, louisiana. >> and now, greta, we are left with a city in mourning
for three of its son heroes. >> ted, thank you. now, back to cleveland for the republican national convention. "on the record" is on the floor of the quicken loans arena. the feeling inside this arena is getting more electrifying by the moment as people pour in here. later tonight iowa senator joni ernst also the first female veteran from any state to serve in the u.s. senate will take the convention stage but right now she is here to go "on the record." nice to see you, senator. >> great to see you, greta. thank you. >> before we talk about your speech tonight, listening to ted williams and casey stegall talk about those police. it's just too much, isn't it? >> it is heart-breaking. it will is heart-breaking. we need to call on our community leaders to step up and engage these groups out there. and identify if there is a threat, we need to identify it. but, this is not a federal government solution. this has to be done at the local level.
we have to engage our community leaders, our church leaders, et cetera. >> well, i listened to the chief of police last week from dallas. and he talked about how, you know, so much pressure on the police. you know, a lot of -- federal funds are given to local leaders to help with the schools and the programs and to help with the drug problem. and, yet, they don't successfully do it. and then the police are left to sort of pick up the pieces. and they are left to deal with the problem. you know, we're demanding too much from our police. they are not social workers. they are there to protect us. >> right. i would tend to agree that they have become a catchall. believe me, there are a lot 6 law enforcement officers that really enjoy working with the public and many of them do not mind working with children or others in those communities. but rely very heavily on them. and we too have to rely on other organizations and other community leaders to step in and do their part as well. >> all right.
tonight, you are taking to the stage on behalf of donald trump. what are you going to tell us? >> well, i'm taking to the stage on behalf of all republicans out there. and my focus will be national security. we are talking about making america safe again tonight. and i will focus a lot on the lack of leadership that we have seen coming from the united states of america. the lack of leadership coming from this administration. we need to fill that gap and i do believe that gap can be filled with a new leader. and that leader should be donald trump. >> what we do differently than a democratic president? >> well, one, he is very concerned about our military men and women. we have seen just last week we saw the senate democrats filibuster on the floor of the senate, our defense appropriations bill. i know that mr. trump is very concerned about the size of our military. he wants to make sure we are strengthening them. >> senator, take the stage.
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big day for republicans is here. national convention kicking off a few hours ago. "on the record" is coming to you live from the floor of the quicken loans arena. the g.o.p. delegates are scattered all over the floor getting ready to officially nominate donald trump for president. tonight, the moment many people are waiting for, donald trump will introduce his wife melania trump. now, co-host of america's newsroom bill hemmer is roaming the convention floor. bill? >> greta, good evening. a little bit of energy down here on the floor. 30 minutes from now you will see the program begin and see a lot of delegates coming back on the floor as well. it's going to be packed mere in 30 minutes. major stage right behind me here. peter king from new york. how is trump going to do tonight. >> is he going to do great. yeah. >> how about his wife. >> even better. >> do you get a sense that these delegates are behind him or not? >> yeah, much more than i thought. i have been here two days now. unity has built up. they are behind him. >> more than you thought.
>> much more than i thought. i was one of the guys holding out. >> i remember that we will talk to you real soon, thank you, congressman. >> greta, i don't know the last time this happened. i think it was 1984. ronald reagan. california has a prime time parking space 55 electoral votes. trump trying to put the state in play. the host state, ohio normally or wherever you are, florida, four years ago, minnesota four years prior to that, normally the host state is right up in front. not the case here because the trump campaign put together the states in the front according to how the primary vote went. kasich won ohio. and, by the way, i just checked in again with the delegate over there we still do not believe john kasich, the sitting governor of ohio, will be in the arena over this convention time. i don't know the last time that has happened here. wisconsin, greta, your home state, and the governor
scott walker is not here yet. but as soon as he arrives -- when is he getting here? >> he will be here shortly. >> how is he feeling? because is he speaking this week. >> is he. and is he really fired up about the whole event, the convention and looking forward to november. >> are you on the trump train? >> i'm on the trump train. i have been there from the beginning. make america great again. >> wisconsin, greta, i talked to senator bob dole, he is in the house tonight. he says he feels great and he may run again let's see, back to you. >> little piece of trivia, bill hemmer just got back where did he a fantastic job covering that horrible crisis. he has been on the road a lot. also, ohio is bill hemmer's home state. so he probably know as lot about it pay attention to bill this week. thank you, bill. and this week's convention is the fourth republican national convention in this critical swing state of ohio. the first republican political convention held here in ohio was way back in, ready for this?
1876. but this year's convention is going to be a whole lot different from that. it's all because of, donald trump. and this is the year of the outsiders. >> i'm an outsider. i'm an outsider. >> this is the year of the outsider. >> people say to me, well, folks want an outsider in this election. who can be more of an outsider than a woman president. >> 2016 is the year of the outsider. and it seems like everyone is claiming to be one. >> the outsider of all outsiders. >> i'm an outsider. >> i cannot imagine anyone being more of an outsider than the first woman president. i mean, really. >> so far this election cycle is all outsider all the time. >> candidate african democrat claiming he will bring the change that washington needs. >> politicians are all talk, no action. >> and the outsider message is resonating. but, why? "on the record" griff jenkins has been touring the country talking to voters from coast to coast.
and one thing they have in common? they are sick and tired of washington. >> do you feel like washington in general, all the politicians have forgotten about guys like you? >> yes. yes. definitely. >> a lot of times our politicians get focused. i was at high levels of the government. you get focused on big government and policy driven by big companies. >> i have been waiting and we have been promised coming down the line. something is coming down the pike for you. we are fighting for you. they are fighting for your votes is what it is. >> outsider message echoing a lot of what those voters are saying. >> how stupid are these politicians to allow this to happen? >> government truly has become so crushing, so inept. that they don't do anything well. >> in fact, the outsider message proving to be especially powerful during the g.o.p. primary. the three outsider candidates, business woman carly fiorina, dr. ben carson and the presumptive republican nominee donald trump also took turns at the
top of the polls. this isn't the first time politicians have tried to run as outsiders. in 1980 california governor ronald reagan claimed to be an outsider. and in 2008, senator barack obama also ran an outsider campaign. >> the time has come to move beyond the bitterness and pettiness and anger that's consumed washington. that change is coming to america. >> but those so-called outsiders were still politicians. and no major political party has nominate add candidate with no political or military experience since the republicans nominated wendell willeke in 1944. >> confirm with president roosevelt before the election what would you say to him? >> as far as depends on what he asks me. >> this year's big outsiders donald trump wraps up the nomination in cleveland, will his message be enough to do what no political outsider has done before? win big in november. >> i love to win. we are going to win for the country. forget about me. we're winning for our
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donald trump tried to unify the republican party but earlier on the floor of the republican convention things got very messy. kevin mccarthy is here on the floor to go "on the record." we have got an band started in the break. >> it's fun. you have gotten a lot of excitement in these conventions. just about to kick off and only going to get better as the days progress. >> the music is getting louder. all right, tell me, there is a little chaos in the floor today. hard feeling. >> no different than almost any other convention. you always have a little of that the time is now to
unite. i will tell you i have talked to a number of members that weren't there yet and after the selection of mike pence, they say they are there. i think coming out of this week you are going to see a lot of uniting of the republican party. >> what does governor pence do? >> governor pence has a lot of friends. i served with him in the house. he was in leadership with a number of us. is he a solid principle conservative. he has the branch work from being administration as a governor running a state. i think it's a good pick and i think it helps unite the party. talk about uniting the party. we don't have governor kasich here. he is the governor of the state. he took the pledge. lindsey graham is not here. governor jeb bush not here. a number of no shows here. >> for those same people you named, have you people who have never been to a republican party that were democrats before joining the party. donald trump reaches a different branch. and that is something we are
seeing and going to see at the convention and hear from some of them up on the floor tonight. >> all right. he ran as an outsider. sea businessman. dolls that help him? >> i think it helps him. you know, the most important. >> you are a businessman? >> i started a business when i was 19. i think that's the background people want to see. they are frustrated with government. and they want to see real leadership. and i think he fits that bill. >> what do you want to hear from donald trump thursday night? >> i want to hear him talk about a plan and vision for america. you know, the one thing in the house we're doing. we have a whole agenda of a better way about from tax reform, healthcare reform. national security. we're going to hear a lot about national security. and more importantly, how we are going to change this country. >> you are in for donald trump? >> i'm in for donald trump. >> all right. anyway. nice to talk to you sir. >> thank you for having me. >> thanks for joining us. donald trump's wife melania will be speaking shortly. and many think she could steal the show. we are back in cleveland next. ♪ ♪ when my doctor told me i have
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governor mike huckabee. good evening both governors. let me go first to you. governor barber. what dot governors across the state, across the nation want to hear this week? >> well, there are some governors who are up for re-election this year who are not here and candidly, if i were up for reflection, i would be in my state campaigning trying to get rio elected. that's the advice i always gave governors when i was chairman of the american governor's association. i think it's the right advice there are all kinds of republicans here. very enthusiastic. and i feel good about where we are. the polls get closer and closer. hillary's negatives go higher and higher. >> republican national convention evening session is just beginning right now. sorry, governors, we have got to listen to this. >> >> is that it?
>> the color guard is about to start, governors, that's why i cut you off. you see quite a crowd here. mayor giuliani is here. governor huckabee, your thoughts about the fact that governor kasich isn't here? >> well, i think it's an unfortunate decision on the part of governor kasich. he should be here. frankly, if this were the democratic convention, he should show up. he is the governor of the state. he ought to welcome the delegates. i think it's also important to remember that he, like the rest of us, said that he would support the nominee. well, the nominee is donald trump. he should be here and support the nominee. >> the 2016 convention. the convention will now come to order. [gavel] >> the colors will be presented by the parma fire department from neighboring parma, ohio.
>> left face. >> please welcome, he had mcnamara, along with his wife co-founded the prayers for maria foundation in memory of their daughter maria who will lead us in the pledge of allegiance. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [cheers] >> please welcome marlena
van huth who will perform the national anthem. [cheers and applause] ♪ o, say can you see ♪ by the dawn's early light ♪ what so proudly we hailed ♪ at the to wait's last -- twilight's last gleaming. >> whose broad stripes and bright stars ♪ through the perilous fight ♪ o'er the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly
♪ [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] >> monseigneur karen harrington for tonight's invocation. >> heavenly father, we ask that you bless and inspire these delegates. that their deliberations over these next four days might be ernest and fruitful. our forefathers recognized in your divine plan the freedom you intended for all men and women.
we stand before you contrite for those times in our history where we fail to be the shining city on the hill for which you destined our great land. we humbly give you thanks most especially for those who bravely wear the uniform at here at home and abroad. truly, there is no greater love than to lay down one's life for a friend. bless those who endured torture or sacrificed themselves for the freedom of our fellow country men and those in far-flung places around the world. inspire us to build a more noble society that reflects your divine image to a world that is broken and brought low by sin. you have endowed our many
peoples and nations with the gift of charity. may would he be mindful of those who suffer here and abroad. father, we know that our true citizenship is in your kingdom. you remind us that to inherit internal life we must love the lord with all your heart and soul and mind and to love your neighbor as yourself. your son instructs us with the parable of the good samaritan as to who is our neighbor. may we defend life when most vulnerable in the womb or in old age. and let us not forget our obligations to the poor and the sick, the prisoner and the alien in our midst. we make this prayer through your holy name, amen.
♪ ♪ ♪ for for all the years i was running ♪ nothing going to hold me down ♪ can i fill the heavens open up ♪ i feel it now ♪ said i'm too young to die ♪ i'm not too old to try ♪ so here i go ♪ i'm on my way. >> and, of course, this is just the beginning of an exciting night here in cleveland. and you know what? one of the things we should reflect upon is a lot of passion here on both sides. we have protesters outside and supporters inside and across the nation there are democrats and independents. you know, when you step back, what a great nation. look how we transfer power. we lend power. a lot of nations across the
world don't do it that way. they have coups, they have all sorts of ugly situations in the transfer of power. but, good for the united states. we disagree. we disagree a lot. we have passion. but, ultimately this is done in a peaceful fashion. and come november, you know, big election. and in january we have a new president of the united states. either secretary of state hillary clinton or businessman donald trump. but it's certainly going to be an exciting number of months between now and november. as everybody gets out there and you should get out there and get involved. get out there and vote. get out and be part of the transfer of power. part of the process. and i assure you it's going to be exciting here in cleveland this week and next week in philadelphia. "on the record" is going to do live coverage every single night 7:00 p.m. we get to kick it off. that's really fun for us. you are going to hear a lot of speeches tonight. you will hear from melania trump. everyone wants to hear from melania trump. get ready for that tonight. anyway, that's all we have
for now. see you again tomorrow night right here at 7:00 p.m. right here from cleveland, ohio. "the o'reilly factor" is up next. good night ♪ ♪ ♪ for all the years i was running ♪ ♪ >> hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. as the factor begins its coverage of the republican national convention in cleveland, ohio, it's the 41st g.o.p. convention. first one held in 1856 in philadelphia where retired army officer john c. fremont was nominated but buchanan beat him. now, you are looking at live pictures of the quicken loans arena. about 2500 delegates have gathered to officially select donald trump as republican presidential nominee: in the 8:00 hour, our hour, we expect to hear