country. my opponent called for a radical 550% increase in syrian -- think of this, think of this, this is not believable but this is what's happening. a 550% increase in syrian refugees on top of the existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already. under the leadership of president obama. [ booing ]. she proposed this despite the fact there is no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from.
i only want to admit individuals into our country who will support our values, and love our people. anyone who endorses violence, hatred or oppression is not welcome in our country and never, ever, will be. decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for african american and latino workers. we are going to have an
immigration system that works, but one that works for the american people. on monday, we heard from three parents whose children were killed by illegal immigrants. mary ann mendoza, sabine durden and my friend jamil shaw. they're just three brave representatives of many thousands who have suffered so gravely. of all of my travels in this country, nothing has affected me more, nothing even close, i have to tell you, than the time i have spent with the mothers and fathers who have lost their
children to violence, spilling across our borders, which we can solve. we have to solve it. these families have no special interests to represent. there are no demonstrators to protect them and certainly, none to protest on their behalf. my opponent will never meet with them or share in their pain, believe me. instead, my opponent wants sanctuary cities. but where was the sanctuary for kate steinle?
where was the sanctuary for the children of mary ann and sabine and jamile? where was the sanctuary for all of the other -- it's so sad to talk about it. we can solve this so quickly. where was the sanctuary for other americans who have been brutally murdered and suffered so, so, horribly? these wounded american families have been alone. but they're not alone any longer. [ cheering ]. tonight, this candidate and the whole nation standing in their corner to support them, to send
them our love, and to pledge in their honor that we will save countless more families from suffering and the same awful fate. we're going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration. to stop the gangs, and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. i have been honored to receive
the endorsement of america's border patrol agents. and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful, lawful, lawful, immigration system. lawful. by ending catch and release on the border, we'll end the cycle of human smuggling and violence, illegal border crossings will go down. we will stop it. it won't be happening very much anymore, believe me. peace will be restored by enforcing the rules for millions who overstay their visas. our laws will finally receive the respect that they deserve.
tonight, i want every american whose demands for immigration security have been denied and every politician who has denied them to listen very, very closely to the words i'm about to say. on january 20th, the day i take the oath of office, americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the united states are enforced
americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration, which is what we have now. communities want relief. yet, hillary clinton is proposing mass amnesty, mass immigration, and mass lawlessness. her plan will overwhelm your schools and hospitals, further reduce your jobs and wages and make it harder for recent immigrants to escape the tremendous cycle of poverty they're going through right now and make it almost impossible for them to join the middle class. i have a different vision for our workers. it begins with a new fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that
cheat, of which there are many. it's been a signature message of my campaign from day one, and it will be a signature feature of my presidency from the moment i take the oath of office. i have made billions of dollars in business-making deals. now, i'm going to make our country rich again. using the greatest business people in the world, which our country has, i'm going to turn our bad trade agreements into
great trade agreements. america lost nearly one third of its manufacturing jobs since 1997 following the enactment of disastrous trade deals supported by bill and hillary clinton. remember, it was bill clinton who signed nafta, one of the worst economic deals ever made by our country or, frankly any other country. never, ever again. i am going to bring back our jobs to ohio, and pennsylvania, and new york, and michigan, and all of america, and i am not going to let companies move to
other countries, firing their employees along the way without consequence. not going to happen anymore. [ cheering ]. my opponent, on the other hand, has supported virtually every trade agreement that has been destroying our middle class. she supported nafta, and she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. another one of her husband's colossal mistakes and disasters. she supported the job-killing trade deal with south korea. she supported the trans-pacific partnership which will not only destroy our manufacturing but
will make america subject to the rulings of foreign governments and it's not going to happen. i pledge to never sign any trade agreement that hurts our workers or that diminishes our freedom and independence. we will never, ever, sign bad trade deals. america first, again. america first. instead, i will make individual deals with individual countries. no longer will we enter into these massive transactions with many countries that are
thousands of pages long, and which no one from our country even reads or understands. we are going to enforce all trade violations against any country that cheats. this includes stopping china's outrageous theft of intellectual property along with their illegal product dumping and devastating currency manipulation. they're the greatest that ever came about, the greatest currency manipulators, ever. our horrible trade agreements with china, and many others will be totally renegotiated. that includes renegotiating
nafta to get a much-better deal for america and will walk away if we don't get that kind of a deal. our country is going to start building and making things again. next comes the reform of our tax laws, regulations and energy rules while hillary clinton plans a massive, and i mean massive tax increase, i
have proposed the largest tax reduction of any candidate who has run for president this year, democrat, or republican.
middle income americans and businesses will experience pro found relief and taxes will be greatly simplified for everyone. i mean everyone. america is one of the highest tax nations in the world. reducing taxes will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back into our country, believe me, it will happen, and it will happen fast. then we're going to deal with the issue of regulation. one of the greatest job killers of them all.
excessive regulation is costing our country as much as two # --
$2 trillion a year and we will end it very, very quickly. we are going to lift the restrictions on the production of american energy. this will produce more than $20 trillion in job creating economic activity over the next four decades. my opponent, on the other hand, wants to put the great miners, and the great steel workers of our country out of work and out of business. that will never happen with donald j trump as president. our steel workers and our miners are going back to work again.
with each new economic policy, trillions and trillions of dollars will start flowing into our country. this new wealth will improve the quality of life for all americans. we will build the roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways of tomorrow. this, in turn, will create millions of more jobs. we will rescue kids from failing schools by helping their parents send them to a safe school of their choice.
disaster. thank you. thank you. we're going to work with all of our students who are drowning in debt to take the pressure off these young people just starting out in their adult lives. tremendous problem. we will completely rebuild our depleted military. and the countries we are protecting at a massive cost to us will be asked to pay their fair share.
we will take care of our great veterans like they have never been taken care of before. my just-released 10-point plan has received tremendous veteran support. we will guarantee those who serve this country will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice without waiting five days on a line and dying. my opponent dismissed the va scandal. one more sign of how out of
of the united states supreme court who will uphold our laws and our constitution. the replacement of our beloved justice scalia will be a person of similar views, principles and judicial philosophies. very important. this will be one of the most-important issues decided by this election. my opponent wants to essentially abolish the second amendment.
i, on the other hand, received the early and strong endorsement of the national rifle association. and will protect the right of all americans to keep their families safe. at this moment i would like to thank the evangelical and religious community, because i'll tell you what. the support they've given me, and i'm not sure i totally deserve it, has been so amazing and had such a big reason for me being here tonight.
it's true. so true. they have much to contribute to our politics, yet our laws prevent you from speaking your minds from your own pulpits. and an amendment pushed by lyndon johnson many years ago threatens religious institutions with a loss of their tax exempt status if they openly advocate their political views. their voice has been taken away. i am going to work very hard to repeal that and to protect free speech for all
have at my side my wife, melania and my wonderful children. don, ivanka, eric, tiffany and baron. you will always be my greatest source of pride and joy. and by the way, melania and ivanka, did they do a job? my dad, fred trump was the smartest and hardest-working man i ever knew. i wonder sometimes, what he'd say if he were here to see this and to see me tonight.
it's because of him that i learned from my youngest age to respect the dignity of work and the dignity of working people. he was a guy most comfortable in the company of brick layers, carpenters and electricians and i have a lot of that in me, also. i love those people. there is my mother, mary. she was strong, but also, warm, and fair minded. she was a truly great mother. she was also one of the most honest and charitable people that i have ever known and a great, great, judge of
character. she could pick them out from anywhere. to my sisters, mary ann and elizabeth, my brother, robert, and my late brother, fred, i will always give you my love. you are most special to me. i have had a truly great life in business. but now, my sole and exclusive mission is to go to work for our country, to go to work for you. it's time to deliver a victory for the american people. we don't win anymore, but we're going to start winning again.
but to do that, we must break free from the petty politics of the past. america is a nation of believers, dreamers and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics and cynics. remember, all of the people telling you you can't have the country you want are the same people that won't stand. they said trump doesn't have a chance of being here tonight. not a chance. the same people.
we love defeating those people. don't we? don't we love defeating them? love it, love it, love it. no longer can we rely on those same people in the media and politics who will say anything to keep our rigged system in place. instead, we must choose to believe in america, history is watching us now. we don't have much time. but history is watching. it's waiting to see if we will rise to the occasion and if we will show the whole world that america is still free, independent and strong.
i am asking for your support tonight so that i can be your champion in the white house and i will be your champion. my opponent asks her supporters to recite a three-word loyalty pledge. it reads i'm with her. i choose to recite a different pledge. my pledge reads "i'm with you, the american people".
i am your voice. so to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, i say these words to you tonight. i am with you. i will fight for you. and i will win for you. to all americans tonight in all of our cities, and in all of our towns, i make this promise. we will make america strong again. we will make america proud
♪ [ music ] ♪ [ music ] ♪ [ music ] 401 days after descending that escalator in trump tower, billionaire businessman donald trump formally accepted the nomination of the republican party, capping what is honestly the most astonishing political story in our lifetime. in a speech that laid out about a hour an 12 minutes he laid out a vision for america tonight with more meat on the bones saying he was a fighter for anyone who felt they were not
represented by the obama administration, saying he is their voice. >> talking about how he will be the voice of the forgotten men and women, and that the american people will come first once again. trump hitting on the biggest themes of his campaign, americanism, not globalism will be our credo. talking about how he, alone can fix what he says is a rigged system, repeatedly calling himself a law and order candidate, spending lots of time on immigration, free trade, and saying with him as president, america will be back. >> a couple of times, talking about hillary clinton. the crowd going into locker up. -- lock her up. he said no, let's defeat her in november. >> tucker, what did you think? >> there is going to be a lot of analysis of the style of the
speech. the length, the volume, etc., but i was struck by one thing. here is a businessman not running on a business platform. nothing about capital gains tax cuts, usual republican issues. you heard him attack corporations and as the voice of the middle class, he's not an idea log and he ended i thought the most resonating note of all. i love you. this is what this is about. it's a new republican party, win or lose, it is trump's party. it's a transformation. >> chris wallace? >> well, i think there are two ways of viewing the speech. the words of the speech we'd gotten them several hours ago. i thought it was a really strong speech. he set it up as a choice between change and the status quo,
regular folks versus the elite. i loved the line for the forgotten men and women of america, i am your voice, but we can't ignore the presentation, for some reason, he shouted the speech. for some reason, he said each word so slowly, it became an endurance test, in that sense, i think it was a bit of a missed opportunity. >> it was emphatic. i don't think anyone listened to this who expected there would be new material here that would cause conservatives who had their doubts about him and not prepared to support him say that i hadn't heard before, that is new, that is reason to rethink my position. what he gave us was the standard material we have heard from the candidate this far, can this speech carry him further? we'll have to wait according to the people on that. >> confetti is raining down.
balloons continuing to do the same. the crowd is starting to feel it a bit. >> his biggest calling card has been his family. and megyn, to hear ivanka introduce him in the way she did and see yet another child from his calling card, speak of her father in a different way than perhaps we have heard before. and say i'm not really a democrat or a republican. that is not how i look at the world, like a lot of millennials and offer an optimistic tone. trump was more forboding and hit, issues that are plaguing the country. it's such a contrast between the tone and approach. it's interesting. every once in a while, trump would slip back into himself opposed to the teleprompter
trump. >> that is the longest time he spent on a teleprompter. he wanted to get to that i'm telling you, i believe you. >> and a moment of humility there, saying the evangelicals, saying i'm not sure i totally deserved it. >> he did have specifics here. and in one sense, brit, i think is not hitting specifics laid out here. there was a historic nature of this, that is the lgbtq comments that were interesting in this audience. >> which the lgbtq community wanted and so, he did. what a night. what an end to a two-year run for president. >> listen, remember, it started in this arena august 6th, one year ago, the debate started the primary season. tonight it's official that he is
the republican nominee. >> and the general election is on. thank you for trusting us with coverage tonight. and our coverage continues in just a moment. i'm megyn kelly. >> i'm bret baier. here comes "hannity". >> welcome to "hannity". donald trump with a very impressive speech. we'll check in with newt gingrich and rudy giuliani and many others. first, we have laura engrai ing and michael cone is with us. we've got confetti all over us. >> it is in my hair. >> we like it. michael cone you told us he's going to win. >> i did. >> he won. he never had a doubt. >> i know mr. stood by him for
decade and i've seen him in action. i know when donald trump wants something, there is nothing that is going to stop him from achieving his goal. he said it tonight. the american people are going to get what they deserve, fixing the economy, creating jobs and national security. >> laura, he touched on everything. >> everything. >> there is nothing he didn't miss, nothing he didn't touch on. here is the general theme. everything in the country now is broken. people have been failed by their government, have been abandoned and ignored and forgotten and the country needs change and it can't be an inviter -- insider. >> you can't have the person follow obama who is part of the decline, who orchestrated the decline. he spent two thirds of the
speech laying out the disastrous state of the status quo. he went on china, trade, immigration, on security, regulation, taxation, on crime. it was just a massive speech he made. he laid in wait for her. >> how can you fix something if you don't know how to do it? that is the point donald trump is trying to make. this is a guy that changed the skyline of new york. changed the skyline of chicago, of las vegas and who is international. he knows how to build things and make them better. hillary clinton has never created a single job in her life. this is a guy with tens of thousands of jobs. >> the love of country really came through tonight. we know he loves new york but tonight there is no doubt about it. he loves america. wants a safe, more prosperous, secure and happier.
he said you have a god-given right. >> and he loves american people. >> yes. >> god-given right to be happy and secure. >> let me bring in rudy giuliani. great speech by laura and by you. i don't think i've ever seen you that animated. >> that is the best acceptance speech i have seen, including my hero, ronald reagan. >> hit every theme, set up a campaign between the insider and outsider. and it spans republican, democrat, liberal, conservative. when people are yelling lock her up, he stood back and stop owed them. when people cheered when protecting the rights of lesbians and gays he said he was proud of republicans. he was the man i told you the first night of the convention was a good man.
>> you've known him all of these years. >> and i've known him to be the man you saw up there last night. a good man. a compassionate man. a exceptionally talented man. there is no way that this man cannot get elected. >> two things impressed me. one, the statistics that he used to layout the case that this country is headed in the wrong direction that it is broken, and he, i don't think he missed a problem america is facing today and offered what hillary would do and what he is offering which is now a changed election. america has a clear choice. >> he framed the election the way he wants it. >> i want america to see confetti on your head there. >> she's the insider. part of the rigged system that
has been spiralling in the rest of america. >> that was the big thing. >> yes. yes. you have a billionaire representing the average american. but as you said, he knows people. he loves people. and he said it himself. he's able to relate to the plumber, the electrician, to the laborer because that is what his father, fred taught him. he learned value. a lot of the politicians, specifically hillary does not have. it's value. >> the one thing he stood against corruption of washington. we've seen what happened with the corruption. mayor rudy giuliani you laid it out. in america, believes the government is not their ally but their enemy. he stood up and said i'm your voice. that moment, i'm your voice. >> that is powerful, because he also compared i'm with her. he said i'm your voice. >> i heard from some people. there was some disappointment he
did not say anything about protecting life in the womb. the right to life issue is very important to evangelicals. >> it is an important point. >> i thought maybe he did it in a pointing a supreme court justice. >> i agree with that. >> yes. >> people want to hear his voice. >> he is going to put nin nino scalia on the bench, we're going to protect life. >> i just think people wanted to hear that. >> i must say that is the donald trump i know. when i go out with him, we go to owe dinner together, we play golf together, we just sit around and watch the yankees or giants together, he says hello to police officers and to me. my cops, you know them. you see them. >> i say hi to them, too. >> they have been for him. >> they want to give me a ticket. can you help me with that?
>> talk to trump. they like trump better than me. he loves them. this is not phony. this is real. he loves the guys that are cleaning up his buildings and the guys that are his electricians. >> we bring monica crowley in now. he made a devastating prosecution in terms of the state of the world, international affairs, and america's role in the world and prosecuting the case against hillary and comparing what she has done. for example, hillary is the establishment, corrupt, she's old, and everything she's done has failed. how does she respond to this? >> it's going to be difficult. it is impossible to picture any other candidate making this speech. it was inevitable now that he was going to be the nominee. >> can we stop here? i think a lot of people thought
it was inevitable. >> laura and i have -- a year ago. >> 1, 2, 3, 4. >> right. right. >> very early on, we saw what he was speaking to. he used a phrase tonight thing for gotten middle class. but gets back to franklin roosevelt talking about the forgotten man. this is the working class, the middle class, their concerns have not been reflected back to them or taken care of. >> it went deeper than that. he went through a litany of statistics about how conditions have gotten worse. people in poverty, on food stamps and latinos and hispanics and i think ivanka setting this up for him. >> what is amazing is the last several months all these never trumpers have, i hope they're okay tonight. i hope someone can check on all of our friends. get them a fruit basket.
>> billy crystal is having a bad night. >> major case of the vapors. so but they said he's not going to be able to broaden the party. remember? he hit a peak at 38 or 35. tonight he talked about the latino neighborhoods, he looked into the camera and said african americans, citizen as cross the country you have been failed across the board by democrat policies that do not grow prosperity and eroded the places where you live. that is powerful. >> but the substance, but giving those numbers, and giving statistics on how things have gotten so much worse in eight years, everybody i'm talking about in pennsylvania, ohio, michigan, wisconsin. >> coal miners and steel workers. >> and i think another point. it got great applause. he said the word choice nor education. african american parents, 60% or 75% want choice.
african american politicians vote against it. and hillary is against it because they're fought, owned and controlled. that is part of a rigged system, corrupt system. these children need a better education. and democratic politicians have sold their souls in order to prevent these children from having charter schools and choice. >> he made a strong case as it relates to crime about immigration giving out statistics about people losing jobs and numbers of crimes being committed. and educational system and so on, it seems the refugee, he talked about the police, refugee issue, safety, security of the country. you do not belong having that job. >> yes.
it's stunning to me listening to him is that he laid out his indictment of the deadening head of statism, leftism, socialism. i wrote my colleague tonight about 19772 years before she became prime minister, margaret thatcher thundered exactly this kind of speech about how statism was crushing great britain and stripping us of its greatness. she promised to restore it. i saw echos of that margaret thatcher speech. >> this is just a little over a year that he has been in the political arena here. it's a magnificent growth. laura, monica, mr. mayor, at times, i kept interviewing donald trump, he talked about energy independence and building a wall, and conservative justices, and going through the list that he's in the a
conservative. that was a conservative speech tonight. a conservative agenda. >> absolutely right and tremendous growth. >> he started off knowing nothing about politics. >> i think it drove you crazy at times. >> yes. he ended up giving probable hi one of the best accept stance speeches in modern times. and liberal media can't say he wasn't specific. >> he can and will because they lie all the time. >> they're part of the rigged system. >> those in it don't want this to be changed. i made a list, i was reading through the speech. he talked about trade and about the economy, energy, schools, police, infrastructure, and
refugees. all of these things, law and order, hillary clinton, and i can't think of one issue he missed. >> we've been trying to think about it. i think what we have to remember here is next week, the democrats in philadelphia are going to try to paint the stereo typical portrait of donald trump and the republican party. and i think he made that. sorry. i think he made it more difficult to do next week. >> what a devastating line. the legacy of hillary clinton, death, destruction, and weakness. >> got huge reaction. >> i think he also has changed america's policy. this is a major shift. between insiders, outsiders. he's going to be a reform
president bringing good people to washington. nothing draws talented people more than change and reform. >> we've got to take a quick break top of the hour. we're going to come back and reset. are you going to work with donald trump? >> i want to be commissioner of golf. i'll tell you that. >> final night of the rnc. we have frank luntz who is joined by a focus group of undecided voters and we'll have reaction with many others, stay with us, right there. ♪
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friends, delegates, and fellow americans, i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. >> and welcome, hour two of "hannity", a historic night for donald trump as he accepts the republican party's nomination for president. here with us is newt gingrich. you think back, he started out the speech reminding us it's only a little over a year. >> right. >> a year and a month that he has taken on this new.
>> i got very emotional in the beginning. whether you like trump or don't like trump it's wonderful to be in a country where somebody who is successful in one field can switch over to public service, come out of nowhere, and 12 months learn the trade well enough to defeat 16 good candidates. >> i don't think there is a candidate off the top of my head that i think of that could have given this speech. when he talks about america laying out statistics behind it, america is broken and been in decline. and then, he gets numbers of people suffering because of government and it is a very precise take down of corruption and institution of government failing people. >> i think one of the things is
that he's beginning to take responsibility for the country. and if you go in there, obligat this be? he's beginning to think how can this be this kind of murder in chicago? and you'll begin to see him have this family oriented as the leader of the american family, i've got to be worried about every single person. i thought he did a very, very good job. >> you include the entire family. i don't think anyone can deny how impressive ivanka was and i have never seen anything like this. >> we've never seen anything like this. this is, i mean after a peak, the kennedys didn't have this level of sheer talent and they
were very talented people. here you've got an entire family with different skills and capabilities and the country has been stunned. ivanka is iconic in her own right. don junior hit a bases loaded home run, eric is a very solid, very good guy and they all run big companies. >> all vice presidents of trump international. >> they have specific assignments. they're running big systems. i think that they love their dad and are very proud of them. the most-touching part is him talking about his father and mother. you get a sense of where he came from and that he wants to do well so his dad and mom will be proud of him. for a guy 70 years old and a billionaire many times over, the idea this next zone, gosh, i got to do well there, too, because i want my mom and dad to be proud of me, i thought he was very human and very vulnerable.
>> as i do every election year, we've been friends 26 years now. at different points you show worrying concern and at one point, analysis is that he's got to grow into reagan or will be goldwater. where is he now? >> well, i watched the speech. and i wanted to see how often he deviated. about 25 -- >> i watched. and they're almost all right. they set the rhythm. this is the most-consistent, i said earlier today, either really well with melania's introduction but it was really short. this is the most-important speech of his career. this is the moment the entire country tuned in to find out who is donald trump. i think it will be powerful and
imgresive. >> if you're going to grade it? you used to be a former professor. >> maybe the nixon 68 acceptance speech, maybe reagan at his peak, that sort of thing. >> how does hillary respond to, i mean, at one point, concluding her legacy is death, destruction, terrorism and weakness. a very important issue. >> well, i think what he gave you is a sense of what the debate should be like. i mean, no holds barred. he'd go at her and state the obvious. i think in a debate for trump to say what is in the 33,000 e-mails you believe it, and one of our candidates, either. this is a unique character who does his own thing and brings to wear all of his life's experiences at every moment
which is why i find him more creative. >> i take your polls throughout campaigns and taking your polls out what you think the outcome of the election is going to be and you get stronger and your belief he's going to win this. >> he opens with my fellow americans not republicans. this is an american speech. his whole issue in dealing with the lesbian, gay, bisexual issue, saying to the crowd i'm glad you applauded how big of a shift is that from the timidity of mitt romney four years ago. it's still a moment, i thought
and the openness. >> did you feel it was proper mix of criticism and outlining his vision? >> and not only that. since mid 1950s lyndon johnson put into the internal revenue code a prohibition of churches being able to talk about policy. that has been intimidating and had no impact on liberal churchs. >> none. >> the fact is that this is the first time in history a president of the united states has said i will fight, that is going to galvanize hundreds of thousands of ministers. david lane is a great organizer. this is what he needed to say this is your guy. >> put yourself in the position. you're a campaign manager of hillary clinton, you're bill and hillary clinton. you see a very successful convention ending with a speech
tonight. what are you thinking tonight? >> well, i would wake up grateful she wasn't indicted yet. >> so the bar is low? that what you're saying? >> i don't know if you saw the new article about the number of agents for foreign governments who are major donors to hillary including the brother of a campaign manager. and i thought people should understand on the issue of corruption in america this was a very radical speech. this is a guy broken with the stlichment and said i am running because i am sick of the people in washington. >> i don't think -- >> including news media. >> i started off almost every interview when there are 17 candidates and i would give these numbers in a different style that we have 95 million americans out of the labor force and 46 million americans on food stamps and 50 million in poverty. and obama will take on more
debt. then, he broke it down further, talking about hispanic americans, black americans and how they have been disproportionally negatively impacted. he's saying america is broken and you can't have another insider who failed to fix it. >> and saying something that i think is bold for republican nominee. he is saying by name. we need to fix chicago. we need to fix detroit. >> michigan. >> all of a sudden, a republican president, and i talked to mike pence. he feels the same way. republican candidates saying i'm prepared to go into your neighborhood. you may have lost almost 4,000 lives and he did nothing. i'm going to do things. so you're down that list and beginning to realize the one line you didn't use i'm going to talk about because i think i happen to love it is that every parent should have the same
right barack obama and hillary clinton exercise to choose the school they want to send their children to. why should they be allowed? >> he did talk about school choice that way. >> all i'm saying is -- >> why didn't you say that before the speech? >> i only thought of it yesterday. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this is like super bowl for those of us who love the country. joining us now, geraldo riviera may endorse tonight. and lisa booth. kelly ann, let's talk about the build up to the speech, the purpose. the speech. seems to me he laid out a case america is broken and we can't count on a traditional politician. >> and he's willing to be mr. fix it.
he gave solutions that have been lacking in washington quite a while. you know, the more i think bit, donald trump is a very complex person with simple messages. make america great again. i stand with the police, i stand with the second amendment, and taxpayers and workers and school hirn who want to travel to school safely an learn when they're there. it was very aspirational and he kept invoking his opponents when relevant, but very optimistic. who can stand there 70 minutes? >> optimistic that you admit there is a problem. >> have we ever seen a true nonpolitician? this is incredible. politicians like hillary clinton build campaigns. this man build a movement and people feel part of it. they sit in line for hours to be part of a rally. they bought his merchandise and tonight, more people than ever
tried to reach out can feel like they have a comfortable home. >> geraldo riviera, you've been very, very chintzy. >> come on! >> he addressed minorities in america, negatively impacted by bad policies of hillary clinton and obama. >> i agree. he did it eloquently. >> those statistics are chilling. >> he did it in a muscular and macho way. >> we don't want guests that use the word macho on my show. >> it was a very macho speech. and let me be a -- okay. speaker gingrich eluded it to it. when he said that about the lgbtq community, i thought that was historic and a major break
through. since we're going to fix it, and stop isis. >> i understand it. >> that was a break through? >> that is a break through and i have not heard it before. so, i think that really -- >> i think it's -- i felt that most conservatives at least, kelly ann, i think i speak for you is that we're libertarian. i don't want to get into anybody's business. >> then, you don't have to put it in the platform. >> this is a message to the middle class. if he said forgotten men and women, he said i am your voice. there are many americans right now that are seeing their wages are stagnant and seeing lost opportunities. he touched upon it. whether it's african american community or hispanic community, the fact everyone is hurting and he laid out owe the indictment on the obama administration which is the same policy we're going to see from hillary clinton. it's just a continuation of the same failed policies.
what i like is that ivanka trump says if you're going to be digging, you might as well be digging big. >> looking back four years from now, and we think about donald junior and eric and tiffany and ivanka introducing her dad, this brought family to a different level in terms of politics. >> the fact that you had so many high profile republicans who were not in this building this week, the seam saved donald trump. >> i don't think america wanted to hear from mitch mcconnell. >> he may have been. you would have like to seen a bush or two or mitt romney or a rand paul. >> because you want to go down -- >> let me get back to the point. this is a beautiful family. they love their dad. >> very special. >> well raised.
very confident in many ways so attractive, and so tied into his crusade. i think that has to resonate in a way that is really powerful. >> they're also colleagues. i felt tonight when ivanka trump introduced her father she gave millennials a great name. >> she was amazing. >> she was her father's character witness, colleague, and a child in his likeness. waits just very warm and accessible to american people, she's the connective tissue to many women who aren't there for hillary clinton. why aren't they voting for the first female president? >> i think the kids have emerged as a secret weapon for donald trump because they are so impressive in and of their own right. >> you look at ivanka trump, too. one issue with republicans is that we tend to have difficulty with young women. i think ivanka trump showed
donald trump has women at the top and pays women equally. it's going to be impactful with young women across the country but that is your point, i don't think mitch mcconnell does the job for donald trump but i do think his kids do. americans have lost faith in government. they've lost faith in institutions and politicians and so i think having a character witness is a stronger point. >> i have to get to frank luntz in second a second. kelly ann, four successful days. >> do you think there are four? >> yes. yes. >> i think so. >> i think this totality the convention is taking. >> i think there are distractions that were with errors. >> voters don't see it that way. >> all right. i feel ungracious bringing up the whole -- i don't want to -- >> yes. then don't. she was at this tonight. >> so how, if you're a democrat,
i asked this to newt gingrich. looking at this convention, i don't see stars within the democratic ranks at all. wow. joe biden is speaking. and i'm so excited. >> you'll see george clooney. >> right. right. >> and it's rig forward powerful people. tonight, donald trump will appeal to brick layers and foremen, stay at home moms. >> how big of a pole bounce? >> media wrote headlines. and you know what you want to look at? look at the statewide polls. >> exactly. >> i promise you, starting tomorrow, over the weekend he's going to be neck and neck. nowhere near 45% in these states. >> very incredible candidate. >> we saw an exclusive speech as well. he reached out to a lot of
communities people would have not thought he would have reached out to. >> if i had to sum this up, we're in terrible shape as a country. the country is in decline and i'm going to fix it and i'm going to fix it for all americans if i can sum up the speech. >> i also say a little bit of a bad ass. . it's important. >> mitt romney. >> you just wanted to use the word again. >> mitt romney in part ran i'm going to fix it. >> maybe alpha male is a little bit better than macho, macho man? that is a little bit 1970. >> so frank luntz has his pole of undecided voters. we'll have more from cleveland, straight ahead. >> we must address the growing threats from outside of the country. we're going to defeat the
let's defeat her in november. okay? >> welcome back to "hannity" we're at the rnc is cleveland and time to check in with frank luntz standing by all week with us with a focus group. frank, can they hear me? >> he effectively prosecuted the case. that everything, many, many things are broken. that hillary clinton is an insider and corrupt and has failed and how he can fix very specific challenging problems with a new approach that only an outsider can bring. that is my take. >> sean, i want to show you first highest moments of donald
trump's speech because it was the highest moment of anything in this convention in the four days. and it spoke about corruption and both republicans and independents and democrats dialled it through the roof. sean, let's take a look. >> when a secretary of state illegally stores her e-mails on a private server, deletes 33,000 of them so authorities can't see her crimes, puts our country at risk, lies about it, in every different form, and faces no consequence, i know that corruption has reached a level like never, ever before in our country. >> this is the highest moment
where virtually all of you, in fact republicans got to 99. what is going on? >> i came into this never trump. i'm 39 years old. that is the best speech i have heard in my life. ever. and i don't say that lightly. i've heard them all. >> you came in bernie sanders. >> i am now donald trump. i feel patriotism and safe. i feel there is love of country. and with a leader like donald trump, okay, who believes in the people, the chaos of the country will turn to unity. >> you were never trump. >> i was never trump. and he made a case about hillary clinton, she's damaged goods and she's out for herself and he is saying he's out for everybody. he's got a couple more months to prove it. these are words. he's got to prove it. >> i'm never trump and not going to let one night or one speech transpire what is going to happen over the next few months.
he's been caught in quite a few. >> i won't vote for either. hillary is a liar. and she's a murderer and and a bigot. >> a murderer? >> yes. >> you're calling -- >> yes. i am. it's the truth. that is what she is. he's a bigot and racist. so i mean, what do you do? >> what you have, you're an american. you have to vote. >> he's wrong, she's wrong. if your children were in benghazi what would you say? >> i would not call -- >> i don't think hillary clinton is a murderer i would never use that kind of rhetoric. i was a never trump person coming into this. i loved the speech. it spoke to me. i have trouble marrying the speech with the man. i need to work on that over the general election. >> his speech was huge for me. it showed he can deliver a polished message.
we've got to bring it back home and get our economy straight first. >> i feel like i'm living in an alternate reality. and this breaks my heart. >> it didn't move you. >> it's just rhetoric. that is all it is. >> okay. but that is all you can do. >> unlike hillary clinton is experienced donald trump there is nothing else he can do. >> why are you never hillary? >> well, a lot of reasons. she's corrupt, a liar and unindictmented criminal. my 8th grade teacher used to say what you are speaks so loudly i
can't hear a word you say. >> that spoke to me. >> sean, what we have to do to vote, you walked in here undecided. how many of you are voting for hillary clinton after four days? not one of you. how many for donald trump? 2, 4, 6, 7 of you. how many of you are undecided? how many are none of the above? the way that i look at it, sean, is that the indictment of hillary clinton is successful, that they made the case she should in the be the next president. and made the case that donald trump should be that person. >> all right. frank luntz, thank you. we appreciate it. joining us now from the donald trump campaign, the man, i guess you're breathing easier after four days of running the convention, paul manafort. steven miller, you were one of the chief architects of the speech tonight? >> second.
mr. trump was the chief architect. i had the privilege of working with him. >> i think three things were done here. and frank luntz pointed out not one person in that undecided focus group, nobody now will vote for hillary and donald trump picked up a lot of people. one is that the prosecution of hillary clinton was made here and made in a very powerful way. second, the country has not been told the truth. we face enormous problems. it's not going to be solved by someone like hillary who is corrupt and has been there and failed and fourth, here is our vision and your choice. is that what you wanted to achieve? >> this convention, on the point made has succeeded in disqualifying hillary. morally, financially, economically. foreign policy wise, she's been disqualified on every possible level. another thing is that it said
i'm going to take it for the first time in your lives you're going to hear about what's happening in our country. then, he said here is what i'm going to do about it. >> and things are not good when 95 million americans are out of the labor force and tens of millions more on food stamps. >> notice he said these are the facts edited out of your nightly news and morning newspaper. you don't pick up your copy and read about the fact 95 million americans are out of the labor force and 43 million americans are out of the labor force. their not working is 58%. he said this is what's happening in your country. these are the people suffering in your country. and here is what i'm going to do to turn it around. >> i'm sure you're breathing a
sigh of relief. >> we're very pleased. we started this week, our goal is to make the point of, three points, really. we're talking about the fact that this is a change election and stakes are clear cut. then, we want to present mr. trump's vision for america now in that change election he was going to be providing solutions that are credible for not just a portion of america but the country. >> especial hi on hillary. one line i kept reading about how corrupt and how she failed in every way, etc. he went down every state and country and the condition before and after hillary. and it's a pretty dismal record she had. and i think that is what frank
luntz' focus group was saying. that case was prosecuted so well, not one person supports her at the end of the process. >> i mean, arguably she's the least-successful secretary of state in the history of the united states. if you look at the facts, looking at the world preand host hillary, you have to ask my god if she can cause that much damage as secretary of state, what will happen to the world if she's president? >> the line, death, destruction, terrorism and weakness. powerful words in 25 years she's been a part of the system. >> it will be interesting to see what stars democrats try to match with the trump kids, tiffany, don junior, eric,
ivanka play a powerful role. >> we put this convention together, mr. trump said i know there is a rule for people who are office holders in the party but that is not the kind of convention i want this to be. i want it to be broader. i want to have people who know me. the family. people who worked with him or for him and were not part of politics. he said two, i want people affected by these fatal policies. i want ordinary americans to speak to the country of personal experiences why there has to be a change. the program we put together provided that messaging and we feel successful at community indicating. >> are you hoping for a big campaign post convention? >> bounces are not important. the key is penetration of our message and our case. i think we did that. we may take a while for us to see that developed in the polls but we're doing well before we got here.
the american people understand and are still upset about that fbi investigation. >> 57% thought she should be indicted. >> so from our standpoint, we think the goal line is november. we're building towards that but feel this week we move the ball down the court. >> let's walk through the rest of the campaign into november. probably, obviously next week is a big week for hillary. you're happy with how yours went, then, where do you go from there? on the road? a lot more speeches? more policy speeches? anything more we can expect from him in terms of say, condensing that message into this is what we're going to do? >> we're not waiting until after the democratic convention. we're going to be in a number of states but probably start in virginia. and we're going to -- >> last poll i saw in virginia was dead even. >> we're ahead there now. >> okay. let's that is not the point. we're going to virginia because we want to go into the area
that, you know, the backyard of washington and want to start communicating a message of good luck but we're not stopping because democratic convention is going on. so your question, steven and mr. trump have been working on a number of policy speeches. we had to postpone speeches set to be given so we'll provide more understanding of what m trump's vision is and doing more town hall meetings. >> i hope the "hannity" program. >> always. >> two things i asked before the convention began, one, will mr. trump announce other prominent people before the election? >> it's possible but that decision hasn't been made yet. >> would he condense down into 10 or 12 items? ear developing
in the policy speeches. his vision, those speeches are given, will then, looking at september, probably put together something that is easily understood. >> what goes through the process of writing and putting together the speech that went on well over an hour in front of a crowd of tens of millions of people. >> i would note the speech set a record for most applause ever in a convention speech. i don't know the number. i said i don't think anybody but donald trump could have given a speech like that. >> the reaction was extraordinary. >> you have to understand mr. trump is involved unlike other candidates and campaigns in every single level of the speec speech-writing process and puts a tremendous amount of energy
into writing and going over it. it's his vision, his ideas and his words. >> is that the process? he hits down, you sit down and you start sculpting and playing out which way he wants it to go? >> i know there are candidates that can't spend any time on a speech. and unlike normal campaigns, getting handed a fully finished product and said here it is. practice. and that level. >> and this speech reflected his vision for america. and so did kids come to you and ask for help? >> it's amazing that kids in this family are so talented and the amount of energy is just impressive on many levels.
and their speeches came from the heart. >> the frank luntz focus group, everybody said they wanted don junior to run, too. they got a good reaction. guys, good four days for you. steve, good to see you. appreciate it. thank you very much. and coming up, we have a lot more reaction and analysis on donald trump's speech. the reverend darrell scott and more, as we continue from cleveland and quicken loan ar a arena, straight ahead. >> these are people who work hard and no longer have a voice. i am yo [engine sounds]
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nominee. with us, we have larry elder and the president of liberty university. you took a lot of heat coming out for him and i'm in the electing a pastor in chief. >> right. right. it was just so -- that speech tonight is one of the best speeches i have heard of anybody. >> i thought it was powerful. >> unbelievable and i believe what don junior said is so exciting. >> i have known you for years now. you have passionately laid out statistics about the black community that 90% vote democratic. i heard a little larry elder in that speech tonight. >> i'd like to think so. yes. yes. >> before i can start i want to say hello to the ladies from
strongsville. i used to live here. >> what about the guys? >> well, i'm walking down the holiday inn somebody said say hello to the ladies from strongsville. what is more important than making sure your kid goes to a quality school and the democratic party are assigning you to a school whether or not it's decent or violent. and the republican party wants to allow inner city parents to have a choice. >> he also laid out the numbers. i heard that, too. and rudy giuliani talked about it and newt talked about it. and i heard him address the did he have nation station in the black community, negatively impacted, and more people in poverty and you have more people out of the labor force. >> absolutely. the number one reason black and nonblack voters voted for barack
obama is because they thought he's going to improve the economy. the labor force participation rate. only thing that matters is that people looking for work have been up. >> it's scary. >> it's scary. you did a great job the other day, too. i'm thinking you rocked it. >> i said -- you better cool him off. >> fan action. get it going right? >> we could have tuned up a little bit. and it is interesting. i s i see maybe it won't have been the guy i thought would go for donald trump but you're glad you did and you took a lot of heat and you look a lot of heat, too.
>> that fuels me. my wife had to stop me. i like to give back. >> and that is why i can understand too, sometimes. >> how did that go over? >> i was thinking tonight when mr. trump was up, i said the manra in 2008 was yes, we can. and history will say no, you couldn't. >> and there is a great optimism. >> i said if donald trump was racist, we've been here all week, larry and i should be swinging on trees right now.
with all these racists. >> i don't want to use that analogy. i have to go to philadelphia. i'm in the talking about violence. >> last question. quick. is trump going to win this election in november? >> so exciting. i got a text from virginia delegates that are cruz supporters and they said you're right. we can win this in november. >> i got attacked and listened to interviews and i'm hearing it. he's grown a lot, too. and war on terrorism and supreme court justices and take the hillary character, as he did. and without a flip ending. >> and we've got to go. >> he's leading off third base on the way home. >> i think his family is going to make the difference for him. >> that family played a huge role. there hasn't been a family like that in politics since the
when donald trump is in charge, all that counts is ability, effort, and excellence. this has long been the philosophy of the trump organization. at my father's company, there are more female than male executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is
supported, not shut out. very powerful comments by donald trump's daughter, ivanka, earlier tonight, introducing her father. joining us now, from tennessee, congresswoman marsha blackburn, she also addressed the rnc earlier tonight. i mean, you know, for all the criticism and all the attacks donald trump and women, which i think is a false narrative to become with, but putting that aside, she just devastated that argument, and i thought really put it in perspective. if he hires women and pays them the same and takes care of women as he should, not obligated by the government, doesn't that speak for itself, actions speak louder than words? >> of course it does. actions do speak louder than words, and that is something that is so devastating to hillary clinton's efforts. she talks about it, but what has she delivered? and donald trump goes in, solves problems, after he's assessed the situation, and he delivers results and that's what the american people are looking for.
>> why are there still a few -- and i hate to ask this question on a night like this, but why are there still some angry, bitter sore loser establishment people that can't accept the fact -- the will of the voters? why are they like that, your colleagues, in other words? >> you know, i think there are some people who always think they're right, and they just can't get over the fact that there may be some people who do not agree with that. >> but do they not hear the exit polls? every exit poll, 65% of republicans feel betrayed. >> but sean, we go through cycles in politics. when reagan came in, it was a cycle. when newt took the house in '94, you had another generation come in. this is a generational shift. and you have different people, new people. this is the grassroots having grown up through the party system with the republican party, and now, the millennials have attracted their friends on the economic issues, and they are with us. they're with donald trump.
>> but you -- donald trump, i would always ask, about the penny plan, and he likes the idea. but he wants to spend more money on the military. but he likes the idea of government eliminating baseline budgeting, cutting a penny out of every dollar they spend every year and you do it for six years, you balance the budget. your plan actually takes it a step further than the penny plan. >> right. it's the 1%, which is in essence the penny plan, but here's the deal with that. if you do a 1% across the board cut in discretionary spending, and implement zero base to budgeting, and then they have to justify that what they're going to get, each department on the front end, then you engage the rank and file employee, and this is where donald trump will have a significant impact. donald junior -- >> i've got to go, you support him wholly if and fully? do you think he's going to win? >> absolutely. >> good to see you. you're on fox and friends tomorrow morning. say hi for me.
>> i will. >> and joining us now, radio talk show host, dr. gina loudon, and a.j.delgado. ivanka pretty amazing? she's a special girl, right? i've known her for years and it was the first time i interviewed her yesterday. what an introduction of her father. >> sean, i was right in the very front in the california delegation, and every -- i was so excited. every single woman stood up on their chairs at that point and just cheered with all their might, because this whole issue of women and how donald trump is going to help them has been so confused by the media. so, she really stood there and i thought tonight clarified what his plan was. >> what is -- the response of the country this week to the kids, how does that help him? >> here's something we've never really had a first family like this, where they're living, breathing, role models of an age that many of us can relate to.
we usually have smaller kids, we feel protective like we did over the obama girls, but here's a family that's going to immediately, they're already serving as role models for so many in the country. ivanka is businesswoman and a mother. i hear from people that say, i want to be like her. >> you and i were sitting next to each other watching her speak tonight and we just kept going back and forth. it got better and better. and that's pretty much it. what a strong advocate for her father, who gets attacked on issues. it wouldn't matter who the republican nominee, they're going to be labeled racist, sexist, anti-gay and people that want to destroy the earth and environment. but she took those arguments, just shattered them. >> and she reminded people that her father was appointing women to top positions back in the '80s when that wasn't really common, in the '80s in new york, it wasn't as progressive as we think it might have been. remember his chief lawyer in the '80s was a woman, the chief
contractor on trump tower was a woman. >> and you're friends with carrie, and she came on at the time "the new york times" tried to make that hit piece on him and she just shattered that and says, you're lying and manipulating as did every other woman in that piece. >> so every single person who knows that story should contrast that with what we see every day in the press about donald trump and say, oh, you know, if that whole piece was just a trash piece, then is it possible that most of the other things we think we know about donald trump -- and here's another thing, sean. >> do you think that backfired and helped him? >> i think it did and i think it will as he continues to be supported by more and more women for trump but i also think that ivanka said tonight, the only thing i wish she could have said was that hillary, you have to remember, has never created a single job in her life. >> i can't think of one thing successful she's done and donald trump made ag case against her. he prosecuted the case very powerfully. guys, great to see you again, you've been with us a lot this
week. thank you so much. unfortunately, that's all the time we have left this evening. as always, thanks for being with us. by the way, we now have to go to philly, i will suffer on behalf of this audience and go to the democratic national convention. i don't think it will be as much fun for me, but anyway, we'll be back tomorrow night, our normal time, 10:00 p.m. eastern, and of course we'll be at the dnc, they begin their convention starting on mondays. we'll be there all week for that convention, and i'll be in the hall, and i'll suffer through it. i'll listen and watch hillary for you and report on it. anyway, have a great night. we'll see you back in new york tomorrow night.
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to all americans tonight, in all of our cities, and in all of our towns, i make this promise. we will make america strong again. we will make america proud again. we will make america safe again. and we will make america great again. god bless you, and good night! i love you! donald trump capping off the republican national convention in cleveland