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fastest-growing group of gun owners. breaking tonight, it is the moment millions of americans have been waiting for as donald trump sheds the label of "presumptive" and officially becomes the 2016 republican nominee for president. welcome to "the kelly file," i'm megyn kelly. in moments, trump will make his first remarks to the cleveland crowd as the official nominee, and we'll bring those to you live. it was nearly 13 months ago to this day that the new york businessman was descending the trump tower escalator and announcing his candidacy for the highest office in the land. critics at the time dismissed as a sideshow. instead, he became the main event, and how. he took the political world and the nation by storm, cultivating a massive following and breaking all the rules in the process.
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tonight it all comes full circle as trump's own son, donald trump jr., casts the deciding vote to secure his own father's nomination. >> and it is my honor to be able to throw donald trump over the top in the delegate count tonight with 89 delegates and another 6 to john kasich. congratulations, dad. we love you! [ cheers and applause ] >> what a moment for them. and with new york, new york playing in the background and the trump clan embracing on the convention floor, the only thing left to do was await some words from the man himself. as we mentioned, we'll bring you mr. trump's speech in just moments along with remarks from house speaker paul ryan and trump confidant, new jersey governor chris christie. we're also going to hear from
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another member of the trump clan, his daughter tiffany trump. but first we go live to cleveland where shannon bream is down on the convention floor with more. >> reporter: good evening, megyn. this is where the electricity is. people get fired up. people have scuffles. people argue about political things. you know, most of the conventions that you and i have covered and others out there in the political world, by the time you get to this place, people are pretty unified. this convention has had a very different feel. and today we watched as a couple of delegations cast their votes to see what they would do. we watched virginia, which is not far from here. the former attorney general ken cuccinelli was part of the dust up yesterday challenging the rules package vote. he didn't show up tonight, but virginia did go ahead with their delegation and pledge those delegates as they had been decided months ago. just a short ways away from that is the utah delegation, and when it came to them, they gave their delegates to ted cruz. but it wasn't possible under the rules for that to actually happen because under the rules, those delegates could only go to somebody who came with the
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nomination. and today donald trump was the only one. so they made their stand. it didn't make a difference, but they really made their point. and there's still a lot of chatter on the floor about people who aren't exactly feeling just unified just yet. megyn. >> shannon bream, thank you. well, the republican party may be uniting behind its nominee tonight, but some folks in the media were less impressed and spent the better part of the last 24 hours going after what some are calling the, quote, divisive rhetoric from some of the speakers yesterday. >> you look at this audience, and as you look at the message even with mrs. trump saying what she said, it's a pretty divisive message. there's no attempt to really pull the country together. >> i think it was wrong. i don't care what that woman up there, the mother, has felt. her emotions are her own. but for the country in choosing a leader, it's wrong to have someone come up there and tell a lie about hillary clinton. it's not true. >> he needs a little cheap unity here, getting things that get everybody unified using -- and
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beating up hillary, using benghazi to beat up hillary is an easy way to do it. >> i'll tell you what. in that hall today, that hall is wired. that hall is wired by loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people. >> nbc news' matt lauer weighed in suggesting even before last night's prime time speakers could take to the stage, mr. trump ought to consider making a pledge to tone down the rhetoric. >> would you be willing to make a pledge to speak to everyone involved in this convention and say, please tone down the rhetoric? >> sure, and i think it's going to be toned down. i think it's going to be a great rhetoric, but there's also going to be law and order. we need law and order in the country. >> can you say to the people that are going to take to that podium this week, no personal attacks, no vitriol, keep it civil? >> brit hume is our fox senior political analyst. david wool is a trump supporter and attorney. mark thiessen is a fox news contributor and former chief
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speechwriter for president george w. bush. great to see you all. so, matt lauer was basically saying don't engage in personal attacks. what did you make of the mainstream media's reaction to the first day of coverage? >> well, they have a real antipathy toward donald trump. there's no doubt about that. a lot of people do. indeed some republicans do. but i've always thought that this was advisable to try to conceal your biases as best you can, and that question basically said to donald trump -- >> let me stand by, brit. donald trump. >> an unbelievable evening. today has been a very, very special day watching my children put me over the top earlier. what we did getting the party's nomination, i'll never forget it. it's something i will never, ever forget. a little over one year ago, i announced my candidacy for president, and with your vote today, this stage of the presidential process has come to a close.
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together we've achieved historic results with the largest vote total in the history of the republican party. this is a movement, but we have to go all the way. i'm so proud to be your nominee for president of the united states. i look forward to sharing my thoughts with you on thursday night on how we build a brighter and more hopeful future for all americans. it's an honor to run on a ticket with governor mike pence, who is an incredible man and who will make a great, great vice president. i'll be with him in cleveland tomorrow night, and we'll be together again on thursday night. and by the way, we are going to win the state of ohio and also, of course, we're going to win the presidency and bring real change and leadership back to washington.
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this is going to be a leadership, by the way, that puts the american people first. we're going to bring back our jobs. we're going to rebuild our depleted military and take care of our great veterans. we're going to have strong borders. we're going to get rid of isis, and we're going to restore law and order. we have to restore and quickly law and order among many, and just so many other things. and i'll be discussing with that thursday night. we'll be talking all about it. but together, most importantly, we are going to make america great again. have a fantastic evening. i'll see you tomorrow night. i'll see you on thursday night. and we will win in november. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> donald trump making an appearance at his convention to the delight of the crowd down
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below and very much on message tonight, hitting the themes of the convention this week from make america great again, talking about how this is a movement. we're going to put america first, and his themes of law and order and restoring it in this country. brit, your thoughts on what we just heard. >> this is vintage trump except for one thing. he was brief. he stuck to his message. no ad libs, no insults, and, you know, you almost could say that when matt lauer gave him that advice about could you knock off the insults and tell everybody to be nice at the convention, he was doing so in an effort to help mr. trump to reach out to people that don't already support him. but somehow, megyn, i don't think that was the moative. the mainstream media is asking trump to tone down the vitriol while at the same time hillary clinton is calling him the most dangerous president ever to run for office, and the media's response to that. crickets. so we know what the media's bias is in this matter. we know what's going on. as far as melania trump last night, she was elegant,
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beautiful, brilliant. i looked up some speeches done by nancy reagan, by laura bush, and by hillary when she was a first lady, and they all contain very similar language. but they're crickets. barack obama -- >> we're going to get to that in a minute. let's just stick with the candidate himself first. mark, first of all, is it unusual to see the candidate pop up each night? >> he's been up every night. he was on last night to introduce his wife, which i thought was a very moving moment, and that could have been a great moment for the campaign last night if it hadn't been for what we're going to discuss in a moment. but when they go out there in philadelphia, they're going to take the gloves off for donald trump. so this whole theme of the media saying -- >> be gentle. >> be nice. be nice to hillary. but of course she's going to be hitting him over the head with a two by four come next week. >> i'm sure we'll see a similar interview of hillary the day before the philadelphia convention, right? what are we talking about with melania trump?
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>> i'm just going to say last night when i heard late that this speech had contained what was like whole passages from -- >> melania trump? >> melania trump's speech had contained whole passages from michelle obama's -- >> can you hold that thought so we can show people what we're talking about? melania trump is being accused of lifting significant portions of her speech from that given by michelle obama back in 2008. watch. >> barack and i were raised with so many of the same values. >> from a young age, my parents impressed on me the value. >> you work hard for what you want in life. >> that you work hard for what you want in life. >> that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do. >> that your word is your bond, and you do what you say and keep your promise. >> that you treat people with dignity and respect.
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>> that you treat people with respect. >> barack and i set out to build lives guided by these values and to pass them on to the next generation. >> and we need to pass those lessons on to the many generations to follow. >> because we want our children and all children in this nation to know -- >> because we want all children in this nation to know -- >> that the only limits to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work hard for them. >> that the only limit to your achievements is the strength of your dreams and your willingness to work for them. >> go ahead. >> it's pretty unmistakable what happened. the writer of that speech lifted those passages. now, i thought about mark thiessen, and he can verify this. many a white house speechwriter has found it the bane of his or
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her existence, what you have to go through to get a speech for the president of the united states cleared for use. it's a process called staffing, and a spreech draft goes out to agencies all across the government depending on the subjects in the speech, and they're gone over by a fine toothed comb by all kinds of people. it drives the writers crazy because nitpicking problems with the factual issues might be said to be against policy. that gets knocked out and the battles go on about this. but the purpose of it and most of the time the result of it is the speech is clean of the president contradicting his own policy, for example. or there's a reason for it. it's very important, and it takes a lot of people to do it. it takes the kind of huge staff that a president has. and may i say this? the same kind of huge and sometimes bloated staff that hillary clinton may have. it's a terrible bureaucratic pain in the neck for the people that have to write those speeches but there's a reason for it and a campaign running not on a shoestring but, you know, a real economical
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small-staff campaign may not simply be equipped to do that kind of vetting. >> one of the interesting things we learned just now as abc news reported just before we came to air that -- this is from jonathan carl. six weeks ago two respected republican speech writers were asked to write this speech. a draft was submitted to the trump campaign a month ago. jared kushner, ivan kae's husband, signed off on that draft. it was delivered, but the speech delivered by melania trump last night included almost nothing of the draft. so clearly somebody else stepped in. she told matt lauer that she wrote it with as little help as possible. many people doubt that, you know, she was responsible. but the trump campaign is denying there was any similarity, that that passage was taken from anything. mark, i'll ask you your thoughts as a former speechwriter for a president. >> i know those guys and they would never have cribbed speech from michelle obama the way that was done. melania speech is a wonderful woman. she delivered a wonderful address last night.
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much of it was very good. she did it for her husband because she loved him and she was terribly ill served by his campaign. somebody in that campaign dropped the ball. it overshadowed the message last night. nobody was talking today about keeping america safe. and she had a special job last night. she had a job to go out and make the case for donald trump to women and immigrants, and that was completely overshadowed by this error on the part of the campaign. and second of all, what it says about the campaign, that they didn't catch it. this is -- as brit said, we have this staffing process in the white house. it's slimmer in a presidential campaign, but it's real. you have to check these things and you have to go through it. they dropped the ball, then they deny it. paul manafort said nothing was cribbed. of course it was. >> he blamed it on hillary clinton, saying she's trying to destroy another woman. david? >> well, i mean, like i said, motivational speeches are derivative by their very nature. i looked at speeches done by nancy reagan, laura bush.
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very similar language contained in those speeches. when that speech was over with, and i was up in the suite, the people around me were star struck. they were blown away by her elegance, by her brilliance, by the beauty of that woman. >> don't you think it's unfortunate that all of that was taken away? >> i don't think it was taken away. i don't think people gave a flip about it in the end. the media cared. the media has attacked her in order for one more veiled attempt to try to take down donald trump. nobody talked about it until later in the night when i think -- >> when it was discovered. when it was discovered. >> when it was discovered, but the people didn't discover it. >> someone in the campaign did. she didn't write -- >> the point is who cares? the point is who cares? the media cares. >> doesn't authenticity matter? doesn't atry bugs matter? >> look, it is certainly true that there are people out there who saw the speech and were blown away by it. the way all of us who were sitting here last night were blown away by it. and the people in the hall were.
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many people at home were. but people also follow the coverage the next day and they follow the news media reaction to it. so i don't think it completely nullified the effect. >> but in the end, did it hurt his campaign? >> let me finish. >> sure. >> i don't think it completely nullified the effect of the speech, but it put a stain on it and diminished the event. that's what it causes. it isn't a total loss. >> i said that the last convention. >> all right, guys. stand by. still ahead, we're waiting to hear from house speaker paul ryan and from donald trump's youngest daughter, tiffany. plus what will happen when senator ted cruz takes the stage tomorrow night? there may be some mischief afoot. we'll take a look at that. don't go away. >> for our dear friends, a great
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conservative, our favorite son who we love, ted cruz 104 votes.
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been trying to prepare for this day... and i'm still not ready. the reason i'm telling you this is that there will be moments in your life that... you'll never be ready for. your little girl getting married being one of them. ♪ ♪ wuelcome back, everybody. house speaker paul ryan is taking the stage. let's take a listen. >> fellow citizens, i can't tell you how much i appreciate the privilege of addressing this 41st convention of the party of lincoln. and as part of my chairman duties, let me thank all of the
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people of this beautiful city for looking aftis week. [ cheers and applause ] and above all, above all, i want to thank the men and women who are here from law enforcement for your service. [ cheers and applause ] you know, standing up here again, it all hits kind of a familiar feel. students of trivia will recall that last time around, i was your nominee for vice president. it was a great honor. it was a great honor even if things didn't work out quite according to the plan. hey, i'm a positive guy. i found some other things to keep me busy. and i like to look at it this
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way. the next time that there's a state of the union address, i don't know where joe biden or barack obama are going to be, but you'll find me right there on the rostrum with vice president mike pence and president donald trump. >> trump! trump! trump! >> democracy is a series of choi choices. we republicans have made our choice. have we had our arguments this year? sure, we have. you and i call those signs of life, signs of a party that's not just going through the motions, not just mouthing new words for the same old stuff.
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meanwhile, what choice has the other party made in this incredible year filled with so many surprises? here we are, at a time when men and women in both parties so clearly, so undeniably want a big change in direction for america, a clean break from a failed system. and what does the democratic party establishment offer? what is their idea of a clean break? they are offering a third obama term brought to you by another clinton. [ booing ] and you're supposed to be excited about that. for a country so ready for change, it feels like we've been cleared for takeoff and then somebody announced we're all going back to the gate. it's like we've been on hold forever, waiting and waiting to finally talk to a real person, and somehow we've been sent back to the main menu.
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watch the democratic party convention next week. that four-day infomercial of politically correct moralizing, and let it be a reminder of all that is at stake in this election. you can get through four days of it with a little help from the mute button, but four more years of it? not a chance. [ cheers and applause ] not a chance. look, the obama years are almost over. the clinton years are way over. 2016 is the year america moves on. from now to november, we will hear how many different ways progressive elitists can find to talk down to the rest of america, to tell the voters that the obama years have been good for you, that you should be grateful and, well, now it's
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hillary's turn. the problem is really simple. the problem here is very simple. there is a reason people in our country are disappointed and restless. if opportunity seems like it's been slipping away, that's because it has. and liberal progressive ideas have done exactly nothing to help. wages never seem to go up. the whole economy feels stuck, and millions of americans, millions of americans, middle-class security is now just a memory. progressives like to talk like our president likes to talk forever about poverty in america. if a talk did any good, we'd have overcome those deep problems long ago. this explains why under the most liberal president we have had so far, poverty in america is
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worse, especially for our fellow citizens who were promised better and who need it most. the result is a record of discarded promises, empty gestures, phony strawman arguments, reforms put off forever, shady power plays like the one that gave us obamacare, constitutional limits brushed off as nothing. and all the while, dangers in the world downplayed even as the threats grow bolder and come closer. it's the last chapter of an old story. progressives deliver everything except progress. [ cheers and applause ] yet we know better than most. we know better than to think that republicans can win only on the failures of democrats. it still comes down to a contest
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of ideas, which is really good news, ladies and gentlemen, because when it's about ideas, the advantage goes to us. against their dreary backdrop of aerogrant bureaucracies, pointless mandates, reckless borrowing, willful retreat from the world and all that progressives have in store for us, the republican party stands as a great enduring alternative party. we believe in making government as ronald reagan said. not the distributor of gifts and privilege but once again the protector of our liberties. [ cheers and applause ] let the other party go on making its case for more government control over every aspect of our lives. more taxes to pay. more debt to carry. more rules to follow. more judges who just make it up as they go along. we in this party, we are committed to a federal government that acts again as a
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serva servant accountable to the people, following the constitution, and venturing not one inch beyond the consent of the governed. we, we in this party, offer a better way for our country based on fundamentals that go back to the founding generation. we believe in a free society, where aspiration and effort can make the difference in every life. where your starting point is not your destiny and where your first chance is not your only chance. we offer a better way for america with ideas that actually work, a reformed tax code that rewards free enterprise instead of just enterprising lobbyists. a reformed health care system that operates by free choice instead of by force and doesn't leave you answering to cold, clueless bureaucrats. a commitment to a renewed
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commitment to building a 21st century military and giving our veterans the care that they were promised and the care that they earned. [ cheers and applause ] and we offer a better way for dealing with persistent poverty in this country. a way that shows poor americans the world beyond liberal ware housing and check-writing into the life everyone can find with opportunity and independence. the happiness of using your gifts and the dignity of having a job. and you know what? none of this will happen under hillary clinton. only with donald trump and mike pence do we have a chance at a better way. [ cheers and applause ]
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and last, last point, let the other party go on and on with its constant dividing up of people. always playing one group against the other as if group identity were everything. in america, aren't we all supposed to be and see beyond class? see beyond ethnicity? are all these other lines drawn to set us apart and lock us into groups? real social progress is always a widening of the circle of concern and protection. it's respect and empathy overtaking blindness and indifference. it's understanding that by the true measure, we are all neighbors and countrymen, call to each one of us to know what is right and kind and just and to go and do likewise.
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everyone, everyone is equal. everyone has a place. no one is written off because there is worth and goodness in every life. straight from the declaration of independence, that is the republican ideal. and if we won't defend it, who will? [ cheers and applause ] so much, so much that you and i care about, so many things that we stand for in the balance in this coming election. whatever we lack going into this campaign, we should not lack for motivation. in the plainest terms i know, it is all on the line. so let's act that way. let's act that way. let's use the edge we have because it is still what earns the trust and the votes. this year of surprises and dramatic turns can end in the finest possible way, when america elects a conservative
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governing majority. we can do this. we can earn that mandate if we don't hold anything back, if we never lose sight of the stakes, if we never lose sight of what's on the table. our candidates will be giving their all. they'll be giving their utmost, and every one of us has got to go and do the same. so what do you say? what do you say? what do you say that we unify this party? what do you say that we unify this party at this crucial moment when unity is everything? let's take our fight toor oppone our opponents with better ideas. let's get on the defensive and stay there. let's compete in every part of america and turn out at the polls like every last vote matters because it will. fellow republicans, what we have begun here, let's see this thing through. let's win this thing. let's show america our best and nothing less! thank you. thank you and god bless. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> join me in welcoming house majority leader kevin mccarthy. >> house speaker paul ryan delivering an address mostly focused on policy, firing up the crowd at the very end there as you saw. joining me now to discuss some of what we've seen, herman cain, fox news contributor and former republican presidential candidate. month aliky, and karl rove, fox news political krebtor and former deputy chief of staff to george w. bush. carl, the last part, let's unify. unity is everything. prior to that, technocratic. that's kind of his thing? >> i thought particularly the final -- he had three sections. the first section was framing the primary. this is a sign of life, not a bitter divide. second part was this is about status quo versus change. and the third one, which was this has got to be about a power of ideas, i thought was particularly powerful. he talked about how we're all in
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this together. he talked about the dignity of work. he talked about no one is written off. we stand for the promise of the declaration of independence. and i thought that was a stirring call to action that naturally led to his closure, closing remarks about all in this together and unity is everything. we need to see it through. you saw the crowd. they responded to that. >> they liked that last line a lot. herman, let me start with you on this. this is a decent policy speech. nobody here cares. people were milling about. paul ryan not the most dynamic speaker ever, but the message is perfect for the republican party, right? >> yes, and people do care. he said some very important things that he needed to s and that people needed to hear. number one, he reaffirmed that he is going to be supportive and work with vice president pence and president trump. secondly, he indicated that democracy is a series of choices. i think that that was important. they needed to hear that from them. and then thirdly he talked about
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the whole idea of unity, and one of the most important things that he said relative to the theme of the night, this economy is stuck. these people know that. they get that. they needed to hear that from paul ryan. >> mo, one of the lines he busted out at the end there was this constant dividing us up as people by the democrats, including hillary clinton, as if group identity were everything. this is something we're going to hear more of from the republicans this week, and we're going to hear the flip side at the democratic national convention next week. is that a fair criticism? >> it's funny. i kind of -- the way i heard it, i felt like he was kind of delivering that message as much to his own party because of how divisive this election has been and some of the rhetoric that has come from trump, which he has been very critical of throughout this entire campaign. i think he was maybe sending a message to his own party just as much. i kind of felt bad for paul ryan. i felt like he was a guy trying to shovel this huge bolder up a very, very steep hill here, trying to project.
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his purpose here was very simple. he wanted to send a message to america about what it means to be a republican at a time that not a lot of people are actually hearing that message. donald trump's message has been very focused on himself. i think paul ryan is trying to set an agenda for the republican party that will help down-ballot candidates when i think he and a lot of other republicans are worried about what the top of the ticket may be doing. >> does this matter, karl? you've been to a lot of these conventions? does a speech like paul ryan like that make any difference? >> it helps informs people's thinking. what happens at a convention is it wakens partisans to what it is we're trying to do. and mo, i think, is right. i think paul ryan attempted to say here's what i think we ought to be making the campaign about. that's why i think this speech was so important. >> here's what you put on when you put on our -- >> that's right. and realize that is a part of what the convention is about. it's not merely the process of nominating the candidate, but in the modern era, particularly the
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second, third, and fourth nights are aimed to develop a crescendo of a message so that when people turn off the final moment on thursday night, they say, you know what, i know what this team wants to do. i know what it is they want to achieve about america, and i thought his point about an optimistic and positive agenda, i mean republican speaker of the house talking about people living in poverty and about the dignity of providing work and independence in life, i thought that was a powerful message. >> and about how words can't get it done, saying progressives have been talking poverty but it's worse under the most liberal president so far is how he put it. what about unity in the gop right now? polls show 68% of republican leaning folks say the gop will eventually unite. is this the event at which that happens? do you think they emerge out of this thing united behind trump in the numbers they need? >> i think so. it's interesting you mentioned 68% because i suggested we're probably at about a 70% unity level, and i believe this convention will move us to 90%.
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90% unity and we win. but before i go on, i got to correct mo on one thing. donald trump hasn't been about donald trump. donald trump has been about we, the people. i just wanted to counter that sound bite because that's part of the problem, bad sound bites. he's been about we, the people. if he was just about donald trump, you wouldn't have had 14 million people voting for him. now, a agree with you, yes, it's about those things that you talked about. >> i want to stand you by because governor chris christie, former rival to donald trump in this gop contest and the man who many believe took out marco rubio in a debate in which he just sliced and diced him, now has joined the trump campaign, was rumored to be on the short list for v.p. did not get it. mike pence did. let's take a listen to what the governor has to say. >> good evening. good evening. i'm here tonight not only as the governor of new jersey but also as donald trump's friend for the last 14 years.
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we are about to be led by not only a strong leader, but by a caring, genuine, and decent person. i'm proud to say that the voice of the people of our nation is being heard tonight, and those voices want donald trump to be the next president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] but, everybody, this election is not just about donald trump. no, it's also about his democratic opponent, hillary rodham clinton. [ booing ] now, in the past few weeks, we've seen the justice department refuse to prosecute her. over the last eight years, we've seen this administration refuse to hold her accountable for her dismal record as secretary of state. so let's do something fun
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tonight. tonight as a former federal prosecutor, i welcome the opportunity to hold hillary rodham clinton accountable for her performance and her character. [ cheers and applause ] [ chanting ] >> all right, all right. we're getting there. give me a few more minutes. we'll get there. here's what we're going to do. we're going to present the facts to you. you, tonight, sitting as a jury of her peers, both in this hall and in your living rooms around
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our nation. you see, since the justice department refuses to allow you to render a verdict, i'm going to present the case now on the facts against hillary rodham clinton. [ cheers and applause ] now, she was america's chief diplomat, so let's look around the world at the violence and the danger today in every region that has been infected by her flawed judgment. but i'm going to be specific so that you can render your verdict tonight on the basis of the facts. let's go to north africa. she was the chief engineer of the disastrous overthrow of gaddafi in libya. libya today after hillary clinton's grand strategy, their economy is in ruins. there's death and violence on
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the streets, and isis is now dominating that country. so i'm going to ask you this. hillary clinton, as a failure for ruining libya and creating a nest for terrorist activity by isis, answer me now. is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> in nigeria, hillary clinton amazingly fought for two years to keep an al qaeda affiliate off of the terrorist watch list. now, what happened because of this reckless action by the candidate who is the self-proclaimed champion of women all around the world? these al qaeda terrorists abducted hundreds of innocent young women two years ago. these schoolgirls are still missing today. and what was the solution from the obama/clinton team? a hashtag campaign.
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so now let's figure it out. let's decide. hillary clinton, as an apoll gist for an al qaeda affiliate in nigeria, resulting in the capture of innocent young women, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> see, she fights for the wrong people. she never fights for us. she doesn't get the real threats that america faces. so now let's go to china. in china, hillary clinton praised the chinese government for buying our debt to finance barack obama's bloated stimulus plan. she was so desperate for chinese cash, she promised to oppose the buy american provision in the stimulus bill in exchange for the cash to finance a huge expansion of federal government spending. so hillary clinton putting big government spending financed by the chinese ahead of good-paying
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jobs for middle class americans, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> let's go to syria. in syria, imagine this. imagine this. she called president assad a reformer. she called assad a different kind of leader. there's now 400,000 dead. think about that. 400,000 dead at the hands of the man that hillary defended. so we must ask this question. hillary clinton, as an awful judge of the character of a dictator and butcher in the middle east, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> next, next in iran, she launched the negotiations that
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brought about the worst nuclear deal in history. let me be clear. america and the world are measurably less safe and less respected because of the iran deal that hillary helped cut, period. after she launched those negotiations, she became the biggest cheerleader for this agreement in the end. it's a deal that will lead to a nuclear iran, an israel that will be less safe and secure, and a much more dangerous middle east. so let's ask it. hillary clinton, as an inept negotiator of the worst nuclear arms deal in american history, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> next -- [ chanting ]
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>> next -- oh, believe me, we're not done yet. the indictment is hardly complete. next let's go to russia. she went to the kremlin on her very first visit and gave them that stupid symbolic reset button. you know what i think that button should have read? it should have read "delete." she's very good at that by the way. and it should have read "delete" because she deleted, in four years, the safety and security it took us to build in 40 years. the next year, she said our goal, america's goal, was to strengthen russia.
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strengthen an adversary led by a dictator who dreams of reassembling the old soviet empi empire? what an extraordinarily dangerous lack of judgment. once again, we need to ask as failed strategist who has permitted russia back in as a major player in the middle east, is hillary clinton guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> now we go to cuba. hillary clinton supported concessions to the castro brothers and got almost nothing in return for ending the embargo. she supported a deal that didn't even require this murderous regime to return a cop killer, joanne chez amar to face justice. see, i know about this personally. joanne chesimard murdered a new jersey state trooper in cold blood, fled to cuba and lives
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there under cuban protection to this very day. i want to ask you, how could someone live with their own conscience when you reward a domestic terrorist with continued safety and at the same time betray the family of a fallen police officer waiting for decades for justice for his murder? so let's ask the question. hillary clinton, as a coddler -- and warren foster and his family, is she guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> now, finally, finally here at home in one of her first decisions as secretary of state, she set up a private e-mail
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server in her basement in violation of our national security. [ booing ] let's face the facts. hillary clinton cared more about protecting her own secrets than she cared about protecting america's secrets. and then she lied about it over and over and over again. she said there was no marked classified information on her server. the fbi director said that's untrue. she said that she did not e-mail any classified information. the fbi director says that's untrue. she said all work-related e-mails were sent back to the state department. the fbi director said that's not true. so as to hillary clinton, the charge of putting herself ahead of america, guilty or not guilty? >> guilty!
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[ chanting ] >> i got another question for you. i got another question for you. as to hillary clinton lying to the american people about her selfish, awful judgment in making our secrets vulnerable, what's your verdict? guilty or not guilty? >> guilty! >> now, time, time after time after time, the facts -- and just the facts -- lead you to the same verdict both around the world and here at home. in libya and nigeria, guilty. in china and syria -- >> guilty! >> in iran and russia and cuba -- >> guilty!
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>> and here at home for risking america's secrets to keep her own and lying to cover it all up -- >> guilty! >> her focus group tested persona with no genuineness to be found is a sham. meant to obscure all the facts and leave you able to vote for her. we cannot promote someone to commander-in-chief who has made the world a more violent and dangerous place with every bad judgment she's made. we cannot make the chief law enforcement officer of the united states someone who has risked america's secrets and lied to the american people about it day after day after day. here it is, everybody. we didn't disqualify hillary clinton to be president of the united states. the facts of her life and career disqualify her. [ cheers and applause ]
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see, i could tell that everybody in this hall agrees with this, but i want to take our last moments here to talk to all of you at home, in your living rooms, sitting there tonight. you're the ones who will decide this election. we have an alternative. we have a man who is unafraid. we have a man who wants to lead us. we have a man who understands the frustrations and the aspirations of our fellow citizens. we have a man who judges people based on their performance regardless of your gender, your race, your ethnic or religious background. i implore you, we do not need to settle for less in this election. we cannot reward incompetence and deceit. we need to demand more than what hillary clinton offers for america because, see, we know exactly what four years of hillary clinton will bring. all the failures of the obama years but with less charm and
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more lies. tonight those of us in this hall and the people at home, it is our obligation to stop hillary clinton now and never let her get within ten miles of the white house again. [ cheers and applause ] it is time to come together and make sure that donald trump is the next president of the united states! [ cheers and applause ] i am proud to be part of this team. now let's go out and win this thing together! let's go get 'em! good night. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome tiffany trump. >> thank you all so much. it's so amazing to be with you tonight and say a few words about my father and your nominee for president. please excuse me if i'm a little nervous. when i graduated college a couple of months ago, i never expected to be here tonight addressing the nation. i've given a few speeches in front of classrooms of students but never an arena with more than 10 million people watching. [ cheers and applause ] but like my father, i never back down from challenges. so here i am, a little new to
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the convention scene, but incredibly honored and very confident in the good man that america is coming to know. it's often said that with enough effort and determination, you can do whatever you put your mind to. but saying those words and living them are different things, and my father has lived them. it's one of his defining qualities, and i've seen it in action all of my life. whatever he does, he gives his all and does it well. his desire for excellence is contagious. he possesses a unique gift for bringing that trait out in others, starting with those closest to him. he's always helped me be the best version of myself by encouragement and by example. he motivates me to work my hardest and to always stay true
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to who i am and what i believe. that's what he does. he draws out the talent and drive in people so that they can achieve their full potential. that's a great quality to have in a father and, better yet, in the president of the united states. [ cheers and applause ] as a recent college graduate, many of my accomplishments are still to come. but my dad takes such pride in all that i've done so far. no matter how big or how small. i still keep all of my report cards, some dating back to kindergarten, because i like to look back and see the sweet notes he wrote on each and every one of them. contrary to what you might expect from someone who places an emphasis on results, my dad's comments referred often to the sentiments expressed by my teachers about how i acted in and out of the classroom. just not even focusing on the letter grades themselves.
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donald trump has never done anything halfway, least of all as a parent. my father always asked about my family in georgia to make sure that they are healthy and safe. my uncle served in vietnam, and my 97-year-old great-grandfather served in world war ii. [ cheers and applause ] i believe the measure of a times. is revealed in their for me, the measure of a parent is based on how they support and bolster you when you're down. a few years ago, someone very dear to me passed away, and the first call i got, as i knew i would, came from my father. without his unwavering support and care for me during such a challenging time, i don't know how i would have made it through. as far too many know, it is the small, loving acts that help an enormous amount in times of
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grief. my father is good with advice as you might guess, but he keeps it short, and the takeaway is usually the same. to help us find our own way and our own gifts. if you do what you love, hold nothing back, and never let fear of failure get in the way, then you've pretty much figured out the trump formula. [ cheers and applause ] my dad is a natural-born encourager, the last person who will ever tell you to lower your sights or give up your dreams. i always look forward to introducing him to my friends, especially the ones with preconceived notions because they meet a man with natural charm and no facade. in person, my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny, and so real. my friends walk away with a glimpse of all that he is -- >> tiffany trump delivering
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great remarks here in favor of her father after an unbelievable speech by governor chris christie, who made the case literally against hillary clinton. cheers of lock her up. back in a moment.
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the biggest speechz of the night as donald trump jr. set to address the crowd. i'm bret baier. >> hi, everybody. i'm megyn kelly. we're live at the quicken loans arena in cleveland ohio for the second night of the republican national convention. the path ending with his home state of new york and his own son placing the vote that put him over the top. >> and it is my honor to be able to throw donald trump over the top in the delegate count tonight with 89