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and so, my friends, it is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> a night for the history books as hillary clinton officially accepts the democratic nomination for president. she is the first woman to be the nominee of a major u.s. political party. hello, everyone, i'm heather childers. >> heather, great to be with you again tonight. hello, everyone, i'm eric shaun. hillary clinton appealing to the
american public at the democratic national convention. it also was a sharp and stinging speech aimed directly at donald trump. she also portrayed herself as a model of the american dream. >> she says her parents worked blue-collar jobs to create a better life for their kids. clinton even acknowledging some of her own flaws. >> the truth is, through all these years of public service, the service part has always come easier to me than the public part. i get it that some people just don't know what to make of me. >> well, before she took the stage, her daughter, chelsea, also worked to paint a softer picture of hillary clinton. chelsea describing a hardworking, but caring mother and now grandma willing to put it all aside for bedtime stories with her granddaughter. >> our daughter, charlotte, is nearly two years old. she loves elmo.
she loves blueberries. and above all, she loves face timing with grandma. my mom can be about to walk on stage for a debate or a speech and it just doesn't matter. she'll drop everything for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading chug a chug a choo choo with her granddaughter >> that was clearly an effort to what they're calling humanize hillary clinton during the last night of the dnc. let's turn it over to shannon bream in philadelphia for us as she has been all week covering the convention. hi, shannon, exciting night. >> reporter: it really was. we heard from a mother and a daughter, two women talking about their roles as women and also as professionals. they talked about personal things as well. they both made the argument about why hillary clinton should be the next president of the
united states. chelsea clinton talked about her mother as very supportive, as a mother, now as a grandmother doing the same. she also talked about her credentials in public service. >> i'm voting for a fighter who never, ever gives up, and who believes that we can always do better when we come together and we work together. >> reporter: in officially accepting the nomination, hillary clinton brought the crowd to their feet several times. from gun control to climate change, clinton vowed to bring about changes. she took donald trump head on numerous times, calling him out for comments he's made over the course of his campaign and accusing him of having no real plans for solving new problems. she talked about the issues our country has to overcome, including fighting terrorism but sounded an optimistic tone about bringing americans together to find solutions. >> i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who
vote for me and for those who don't. for all americans together. >> reporter: a very moving moment tonight came when the parents of fallen u.s. soldier captain humayun kahn talked about coming to america empty handed, believing in our democracy and raising their three sons here, including the one who died serving his country. they got a very warm william, several standing ovations tonight from the crowd. on the other hand, we saw a number of protesters tonight as well. we saw king protesters, those who were chanting, "no more wars," those protesting tpp and others, a number of bernie sanders supporters in the area where we were stationed tonight, they wouldn't even applaud or stand up when hillary had the crowd on their feet. the crowd always responded by chanting "hillary, hillary" and when that happened, it drowned
those protesters out, put the spotlight right back on her. packback to you from philly. >> thank you so much. >> mrs. clinton laid out her proposals to the country, speaking of her upbringing, her well known history while also sharply digging in directly at donald trump. she used humor and blunt rebuke against him. did she accomplish what she had to do tonight? with us now is sarah oscar flores and deputy campaign manager for carly fiorino and also fox's political analyst and advisor with the 2008 clinton campaign. so sarah, let me start with you. the trump campaign tonight says this speech was, quote, an insulting collection of cliches and rejected rhetoric delivered from the fantasy universe, not the reality we live today, a refusal to say the words radical islam or mention her disaster in libya or her corrupt e-mail scheme all show how little she cares about the safety of the american people. ouch. is that fair? >> well, i do think that hillary's speech was far more
liberal than a lot of people thought it would be. president obama's speech wanted to capture some conservative core issues. earli earlier tonight r we saw that as well, a lot of national security, patriotism, things that democrats have been uncomfortable with in the last few cycles. her speech was straight down the line, still trying to reach those bernie voters that she's yet to get. it was also intended to bait donald trump, so i doubt he'll stay off twitter for long. i'm interested as everyone else is to see where he heads next. >> she was really going after trump saying a man that you can bait with a tweet, you cannot trust with nuclear weapons. she really was scorching about him. >> look, i thought it was one of her best speeches i've seen up close and personal, and if you compare her speech to donald trump's speech where, really, the expectation for him were, is he going to be able to read a teleprompter, she laid out very specific plans for how she wants
to put america first in her way of bringing us together instead of dividing us, and i think what really struck me in that audience was the feeling of, we have a day of reckoning ahead and as democrats and as republicans, as independents, she really reached out to republicans and independents and i think that is going to be something that the campaign continues to do pretty strongly coming out of this convention. he reached out to bernie voters. 90% of them are backing her. but the republican and independent voters that she was talking to, especially since many of them are now starting to endorse her, republican establishment are starting to endorse her, i think that's going to be something we see strongly from the campaign. >> we'll see how many finally endorse her, that may happen later on, but how about likability and trust? she did not si the words radical islam, she did deliver
statements about going after isis more aggressively. but look, she was the secretary of state. what happened? isis has been spawned during this administration. >> well, i find it interesting, this commentary around how many times she says the words, isis, how many times she says this word or that word. that's not how you keep a nation safe is through how many times you say a word and certainly national security was front and center in many of the speeches, and she is the only one who is willing to say, this is what my plan is to keep our country strong and safe. donald trump, on the other hand, has said he has a plan, but it's a secret plan and certainly the type of respect and hope and coming together that you expect from a president, the word "presidential" for the first time in this convention season, we now have seen someone who actually can be presidential. those two speeches, hillary clinton and donald trump, could
not have been any different. one was the presidential speech. the other was quite odd, as hillary clinton said. >> let me get to sara. what about that, sara? in terms of being presidential, the fact that donald trump said he's got a plan but he's not telling us. >> presidential is in the eye of the voter so we'll see what polling says after this. i think it's an easy prediction to say that she'll get a bump out of this convention, what i'll be looking for, will her trustworthiness numbers move, and i think that's much harder to say. i'm not sure she accomplished that in this speech even though i do think some of the other speakers might have done some of that for her. >> thank you. we're going to be talking about this all night, all night con coverage here on the fox news channel as we analyze and dissect this historical evening. no matter what part of the political spectrum you're on, a historic evening. >> analyze and dissect, yes, we're going to continue that right now. let's bring in our political
insiders for a look at all the night's highlights. tamara holder, host of sports court on fox news.com, brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to george w. bush, and fox news contributor judith miller. so we made it the final fightnif a long two weeks. i can't believe it. let's begin, tamara, i'll have you go first since you're joining us for the first time. >> yes, yes, i took the train in and it was nice and safe. but you know, i liked her speech. but -- and you all know here and the viewers know i'm a staunch democrat and i support hillary. i don't think it was enough. i think she did a great job, but this election is not about democrat/republican. this is not about liberal and conservative. this is about people who want something new. they want change, and donald trump's the one today and this cycle who says that he's going to bring that. hillary clinton gave more of this is a happy, healthy,
wonderful country. people don't feel that way. this is not a democrat and republican issue. and she dade great job, but i do not think it was enough, and the polls show that and twitter shows it, social media shows it, our friends, i think, probably say the same thing. >> brad, what do you think? >> i hate to be the skunk at the party, but if you didn't like her at 10:00, you didn't like her at 11:30. >> that was a long speech, 57 minutes. >> and it was a stump speech that we've heard before but this is no a larger audience. she didn't tailor this speech, i agree, in a way that would make her more likable and trustworthy. it's going back to what jamou just said. it's not what she says, it's what she's done. she's had a lifetime of politics in 40 years. if we don't know her by now, we'll never know her, and we know her. >> too much of an attack on donald trump and not enough detail? >> this is really amazing because i'm the independent here and i thought this charismaticly
challenged candidate gave one of the best speeches of her life. to me as an independent, as a woman, as a feminist, it spoke volumes, and what really struck me was her passion when she lit precisely when she was attacking trump and drawing a distinction between what she and democrats believe and what trump believes, and when she took him on and said, not just on the nuclear codes, which we've heard, but when she said, if he believes in making america great, let's start by making stuff in america and went through the list. people who work in this country as opposed to people who kind of collect things, we responded to that. and the other thing that was amazing, her defense of the military and her amazing line that will stay with me forever, and warning to donald trump, america is great because america is good. i thought it was a very powerful speech. >> eric, i don't know what you thought, but i agree with judy
in terms of just the patriotic atmosphere. there definitely seems that there was a concerted effort to show that. >> it looked like the 1980 convention with ronald reagan almost with all the red, white, and blue. but brad, i wanted to pick up with you on this. do you think we're going to see more attacking by her of donald trump, talking about how he criticizes the generals and he knows more than the generals and she said, no, donald, you do not. and that was, like, an ironic, humerus zincer of a baseball bat if there was one. >> yeah, but look, donald trump is giving her plenty of fodder and what donald trump has to do is resist. when he tweets, he needs to not push the send button. because what he's doing is creating a lot of self-inflicted wounds, which, why wouldn't you as the opposition exploit? we only have a hundred days. >> we're looking at some of his tweets tonight. no one has worst judgment than hillary clinton, corruption and devastation follows her wherever she goes, hillary's war in the
middle east have unleashed terror and isis, our way of life is under threat by radical islam and hillary clinton can't even bring herself to say the words. doesn't he have a point? >> he says a lot in 140 characters. >> when he strays and is sarcastic or joking on very serious matters, americans don't want their presidents to be comedians. they want them to be problem solvers and serious. >> i agree with a lot of what both of you are saying but i also disagree because he wouldn't be where he is right now if people didn't like presidential candidates to tweet and he gets more views, eyeballs, on one tweet than hillary clinton does in a convention. and so that one zinger that he releases every single day at her, multiple times a day, i, personally feel i loved her speech, i thought it was great, but it's also a little too late,
and a speech, an hour and a half speech, doesn't make up for all of the anger and resentment and the feelings that people have in america. and i just don't think that's enough. >> what about chelsea clinton? did she do anything to help in terms of softening her mom's image? >> i think that she was great too. and this is -- my commentary is not about how terrible i thought anything was. i thought it was all great. but that's not enough in this campaign cycle. it's a little too late. and people just don't want it. they don't want another speech quoting another president, roosevelt and lincoln and whatever. >> you're saying she didn't capture, she didn't coalesce the dissatisfaction and some of the concern and some of the fear, economic and unsecurity that we have in this country? >> i think that's correct. i think she referred to it, but she didn't harp on it. she moved away. it was a morning in america, reagan-type speech. that's what was intended. others can deliver the bad news. but look, she needed to -- she's
stressing confidence and caution as opposed to the negatives of donald trump. we've always said here throughout these two conventions that this is going to be which candidate do you dislike the least, and i think that's what she's going for, and that's why she decided herself to attack donald trump rather than let others do it. >> well, man oh man, can you wait for the debates? >> a lot of folks attacked him yesterday, though. his name was mentioned over 150 times. >> september 26, hoser university, that's going to be the big rumble in the jungle. we're going talk about the debate, how both of them will perform and say. we'll talk about that later on this evening. our panel is here, het ser here, i am here, you are here. stay with us because we'll be covering this throughout the evening. as you know, mrs. clinton thanked senator bernie sanders
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i want to thank bernie sanders. bernie, your campaign inspired millions of americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. i want you to know, i've heard you, your cause is our cause. >> hillary clinton thanking bernie sanders and his supporters after some of them
have threatened to walk out during her speech. so, did she gain any ground with them tonight? and what else does she need to do? joining us from philadelphia, the founder and director of vote, run, lead. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> so, it was an exciting night tonight for many different reasons. we heard part of hillary clinton's speech there where she thanked the supporters of bernie sanders. do you think that's enough for them to say, oh, you know what, maybe i'll vote for her now? >> i think she's got more work to do with bernie supporters but i think you did see her talk about the platform and her asking the bernie supporters to take a look at that platform and what they crafted together. i think that's something that the delegates have been talking about on the floor. it's to take a look at that platform and the process that's been done by the clinton team and the sanders team to come together and craft that. >> we heard shannon bream reporting at the top of the hour, and she talked about several of the bernie sanders supporters who were there in the audience and they were refusing
to give -- given a pause, they were refusing to yell for hillary clinton and at times were booing things like that, but they were overcome by the supporters of hillary. she didn't say any of them actually ended up walking out. i know that one was taken out, a protester that had the tape across their mouth. what do you think about that in terms of what's been happening in terms of the followers and the protesters? >> i think the supporters wanted -- the sanders supporters wanted to see what she had to say. there were rumors and chatters in the arena that they were going to walk out, but they sat there, they were well baifd. i did see a couple folks stand up and wave american flags. these are folks who want the best for our country and we've got to turn around and figure out who is going to lead this nation. they have a clear choice between hillary clinton and donald trump and they can opt to vote for a third party or sit out, but i think these are folks who are really ignited and excited about politics right now, and i don't think they're going to be
sitting out in the same way that -- that we've been hearing in the media. i think they are going to have their work cut out for them, but i think they're going to be looking to pull the lever on november 8. >> that has been a concern as to whether they just wouldn't show up at all or vote for donald trump. in terms of the policies that you heard her think about this evening, did anything stick with you that you think would be specifically important to the younger millennial voters? >> yeah, i think you heard her talk about the minimum wage at $15, i think that's critical for younger voters. she did talk about working with bernie sanders to lower tuition costs and college costs, and that that has been something that polls have showns that resonated very well with the younger millennials, 18 to 22, so bringing that into her speech tonight, you saw quite a reaction from the crowd, so i think folks were really excited about those two things. >> when they do talk about, you know, free college tuition, education, is there also a concern or as much of a concern as to the details of that and
how they're going to go about doing that? >> absolutely. absolutely. and i think the only thing that has a little solace in that is that details are hillary clinton's foray. she's kind of a nerd in this sense. so if you're looking for someone to map out a plan, she's your girl. i did turn to my colleague and say, oh darn, i've paid off all my student loans so i think they're going to have to deal with that, hey, some of us have taken out the student loans, worked hard to pay them back but i think there is a conversation that's going to be had there if she wants to pull in folks where that was their number one issue. >> yes, paid those back and now going to pay for someone else. thank you so much for joining us, really appreciate it. >> absolutely. >> well, you know, hillary clinton made history earlier tonight. donald trump, well, he was stumping, meeting voters in iowa. >> more of his reaction to the barrage of sleights coming at him from philadelphia. that's the way to put it. more on that when we come back.
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welcome back. that is it, the final day of the dnc rally, and donald trump, he held a pair of rallies of his own today in iowa. his first time back in the hawk eye state as the republican nominee. he has taken hits this week in philly at the dnc and he dished them right back. take a listen. >> i've been watching these speeches at night, and boy, am i
getting hit. ooh. i am getting hit, and they don't mean it and there's a lot of lies being told, but i guess they have to do their thing. i guess they have to do their thing. but i'll say this. we had a tremendously successful convention in cleveland. cleveland was amazing. cleveland was amazing. and they called it a bounce, but we had a bounce like very few people have a bounce. all i know is i'm leading in the polls, we're leading in all of these polls. and we're going to make america great again, but i watched last night, we're going to make america better than ever before, believe me, but i watched last night, and they're not talking about the real world, you know? they're not talking about radical islamic terrorism. they're not talking about borders where people just pour across. they're not talking about the
crime, the kind of crime that we have in this nation. they're not talking about the fact that many people in our country are making less money today in terms of real wages than they were making 18 years ago. they're not talking about that. they're not talking about the fact that our jobs are leaving our country, that our jobs are pouring into mexico and other countries. when it's reported, the press never reports it the way it is. they'll say, trump doesn't like nato. you saw the headlines a few weeks ago, trump doesn't like nato, wants to end it. that's absolutely false. but i want nato and i want the countries, 28 countries, 28, and we're picking up 73%, and what are we doing? we're protecting them. we're protecting them. it's got to change. i like nato. i guarantee you, when i get in, they're going to pay. we're going to pay.
we're right now -- we're right now the highest taxed nation in the world. okay? now, somebody would say, it's actually second. and another person said the other day, well, we actually think it's third. okay. we're one of the highest taxed in the world. okay? we're spending a fortune. our middle class, our middle income people are being decimated. our corporations and our companies and our small businesses are being decimated with high taxes, and by the way, with regulations that are putting everybody out of business. they're putting everybody out of business, including the farmers. we have to start making moves now. we can't go for another four years of obama, because that's basically what crooked hillary clinton is. we can't go.
we can't go for another four years of obama. people are tired of it. people are tired of not being ab to knock out isis. they're tired of it, okay? they're tired of it. people are tired who are fighting, we don't get along with anybody, and yet they -- we don't get along with china. but they rip us off. we don't get along with russia. wouldn't it be nice if we actually got along with russia? wouldn't it be nice? i mean, is there something wrong? and then we say, let's go get isis. let's go get isis right now, let's go get them, let's knock them out, and by the way, you're going to pay for a big chunk of it. and we're going to get other countries to pay for it because at almost $20 trillion already, we got to work on getting that down for the sake of your children, for the sake of the country. we have to start getting it down. but you know, if you look at what goes on, the costs are
tremendous when you have these battles, many of which we shouldn't be having. they should have been knocked out a long time ago. we fight politically correct wars. we let people know we're going to be bombing -- how many times have i said, keep the oil? keep the oil. we shouldn't have been in iraq in the first place. i was totally against being in iraq right from the beginning. you know, they like to say, well maybe he wasn't -- let me tell you. right from the beginning, i said it's going to destabilize the middle east, totally destabilize the middle east. did it ever. but we shouldn't have gotten out the way we got out, because that was a total disaster. isis formed, nobody knew isis -- remember our president said they're the jv, no problem. well, we're going to make them the jv. we're going to make them the jv. by right now, they're not the jv. right now, they're not the jv.
so, we have a lot of things to do, and they can be done. >> for more on the trump/clinton speeches, we tourn senior editor. you just heard donald trump and we can contrast that with hillary clinton's speech. what do you think? >> well, i think donald trump needs to be careful. he doesn't want to play into what one of the key lines of hillary clinton's speech today was you don't want someone who can be baited on twitter into kind of rants like he might -- you've seen some of the statements he said there in the control of nuclear weapons. now, some of the stuff he said was on message, but one of the clips that wasn't shown that he kind of went off, i guess, michael bloomberg calling him a very little guy who he's going hit very hard because michael bloomberg, the businessman, former mayor of new york, made a speech attacking him. so i think the key for donald trump is to stay on message, say some of the things that we saw him say, that hillary clinton will be just another four years of obama. and not get distracted by going off and kind of ranting against
people because they attacked him a little -- what he considers unfairly in some of these speeches. >> well, you're right. in the speech, she said that trump loses his cool, but he's calling her corrupt, says she's unleashed destruction and terrorism, and that's clearly a reference to isis and her libya policy. >> well, you know, on that, he has a point, obviously. hillary inton certainly was the person in the obama administration who pushed for libya to occur. obama was actually a little hesitant. hillary supported that war and what we've seen today is that libya today is basically a safe haven for terrorists and a threat to destabilize the northern african region and a threat to america, a terrorist training ground. so on that, that's staying on message, and i think that will work for donald trump. the only problem is, donald trump is on record at the time supporting it himself. now he says he's against it, but at the time, when he was interviewed, he supported it. so, he has to try to kind of align that fact. but certainly hillary clinton's vulnerable on libya.
>> she certainly laid out her personal story, something, for example, her mother being abandoned, a lot of things that we didn't know even though she's been in the public eye for 40 years, laying out her vision for the country and her proposals in a very personal way and really going after trump. let me read you what the republican national convention is saying about the speech. they're saying tonight, quote, the american people have had enough of the corruption t deseethe and the stone walling which have been the hallmarks of her entire career. after decades of like to the public, a family foundation that took millions from foreign governments while she was secretary of state and repeated a blatant lies over her reckless mishajd handling of classified information, the only sure thing about hillary clinton is that she puts her own political interests above the rest of us. is that really fair? >> well, certainly, there's no question that hillary clinton does not have a reputation as the most honest politician in washington. certainly the e-mail scandal even though she wasn't charged
with the crime, the fbi director's statement that she was kind of dishonest in basically everything she said to the public, not necessarily under oath, but to the public, which is proven false, so that is a potent statement. on the other hand, donald trump, too, has a problem with telling the truth. the reality is that you have two presidential candidates here who are not known as the most honest politicians, and frankly, in poll after poll after poll, the public sees them as very dishonest, not trustworthy candidates. so you have to choose between which one you want to go with. but neither are very trustworthy. >> sorry to interrupt, but finally, he seems to be skating. he seems to be getting away with that a lot of she didn't really address that number one issue as it relates to her in the polls which is that so-called untrustworthiness. what do you think she should have done in order to try and address that more? >> well, i think that it wasn't necessarily her speech addressing it, but leading up, the whole night of the convention were people that were highly respected like general allen coming and speaking on her behalf, people that are not
necessarily partisan democrats, but people that, you know, have reputations beyond politician speaking on her behalf. that certainly might help her to some degree, but in reality, a lot of those speakers were not necessarily -- not necessarily supporting hillary clinton. they were going there and saying, between these two candidates, she is better than donald trump, who they think is not -- doesn't have the temperament to be president of the united states. so it's not necessarily endorsement of hillary clinton. it's a kind of attack on donald trump in saying that hillary clinton is better between the two candidates. >> we're going to be hearing a lot of that over the next few months. thank you as always. by the way, viewer programming note, as they say in tv land, we're going to be showing you general allen's speech a little later on in our program. jamie, thank you as always. >> thank you. >> heather. >> well, democrats using the dnc to court the indecided republican voters. we heard that last night, heard it again tonight. so, how does hillary clinton lure those dissatisfied gop
voters over to her camp? let's ask our political insiders, tamara holder, attorney and host of sports court and brad blakeman and judith miller. brad, we'll start with you this time. what we were just discussing about the other people that came forward to talk about hillary clinton, how well did they do in terms of maybe pulling over some of those dissatisfied voters? >> look, i think tonight was all about the main event. when you go see a concert, very few people, if any, can remember the opening acts. this was all on hillary clinton tonight. the question is, how good will these surrogates be from labor day to election day? how good will these surrogates be in spin alley at the debates? that's where i think they can really make a difference. tonight was an opening, but it was really hillary's debut for the fall. and i have to believe that tonight we didn't hear what
independents want to hear. they didn't hear about fiscal responsibility. they didn't hear about personal safety. not only our own but our troops. they didn't hear about a leader who is going to solve the problems that they created. remember, they've been in power for eight years. hillary clinton's been part of the administration. so, she goes in with a deficit to donald trump because donald trump's a successful businessman. this is the year of the outsider. donald trump, the ultimate outsider, and democrats pick the ultimate insider. >> well, she did try to counter when she talked about him as a businessman. judy, she mentioned donald trump's name 22 times in her speech. so, clearly, they're concerned. >> all negatively. of course. we've always said this is going to be a negative, ugly, ugly campaign, just wait until the debates. but i really want to highlight something that happened tonight that i'm not sure anyone saw because there was a lot of, you know, conversation and interviewing. but captain humayun's parents, he is a 27 -- he was a
27-year-old who was killed saving his unit, and his parents got up there, immigrants from the middle east, his mother in hijab, gold star mother, and the father spoke and said, donald trump has sacrificed nothing, and yet he called our patriotism into question and that was such a powerful moment about how to achieve national security in this country. do you do it by excluding muslims or do you do it by including people who want to fight for this country and who hold dear our values dear? that was the most powerful moment to me before the speech. >> well, he has walked that back as well, in terms of his immigration plan. tamara, you get the final comment here. >> well, to your point, he's walked a lot back. he says one thing and then he says another thing and he's forgiven for what he said because he made a new comment. and -- but you bring up a great
point about that in that he has said that he wants to keep out muslims, but then he says, well, if we vet them and they're from scotland, if they're from my mother's country, then they're okay. but i'm still going to stick on this point. i don't think any of that matters. i think that the debates, to your point, are going to be a tell all because up until then, this election is already sealed if we are to vote tomorrow, and i think it would be in donald trump's favor. all of these comments by hillary clinton's friends, her work history, the great -- everything that she's done, i don't think it matters. i don't think it matters in this election. >> i think patriotism will matter. i think the hope for the future will matter. i've never seen our country vote for despair. patriotism definitely because there was an outcry when they had no american gragz flagz. >> and tonight we got it in spades. >> for sure. well, chelsea clinton, we're going to talk about her.
she returns to the public spotlight in a historic milestone. >> we've never hardly ever seen her speak almost ever. >> well, she can. >> she is of course the former first daughter and coup first daughter 2.0. we're going to show you her speech in its entirety straight ahead. the most shocking result was that i'm 26% native american. i had no idea. it's opened up a whole new world for me. ♪
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chelsea clinton returned to the dnc stage tonight more than 20 years, if you can believe it -- has it been that long -- after the first time appearing on that stage. well, here is her speech in its entirety. >> thank you. thank you. it is such an honor for me to be here tonight. i'm here as a proud american, a proud democrat, a proud mother,
and tonight in particular, a very, very proud daughter. [ cheers and applause ] mark and i can't quite believe it, but our daughter charlotte is nearly 2 years old. she loves elmo. she loves blueberries. and above all, she loves facetiming with grandma. my mom can be about to walk onstage for a debate or a speech, and it just doesn't matter. she'll drop everything for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading "chugga chugga choo choo" with her granddaughter. oh, chugga chugga got an applause. our son, aidan, is 5 1/2 weeks
old, and we are so thankful that he's healthy and thriving and, well, we're a little biased, but we think he's just about the cutest baby in the world. a few i'm pretty sure my mom shares. and every day that i spend as charlotte and aidan's mother, i think about my own mother, my wonderful, thoughtful, hilarious mother. [ cheers and applause ] my earliest memory is my mom picking me up after i had fallen down, giving me a big hug, and reading me "good night, moon." from that moment to this one, every single memory i have of my mom is that regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always, always there for me.
every soccer game, every softball game, every piano recital, every dance recital, sundays spent together at church and the local library, countless saturdays spent finding shapes in the clouds, making up stories about what we would do if we ever met a triceratops. in my opinion, the friendliest-looking dinosaurs, although my mom would always remind me they were still dinosaurs. as a kid, i was pretty obsessed with dinosand the day that my parents took me to dinosaur national park, i didn't think life could get any better. whenever my mom was away for work, which thankfully didn't happen very often, she left notes for me to open every day
she was gone, all stacked neatly together in a special drawer with a date on the front of each one so i would know which note to open on which day. when she went to france to learn about their child care system, i remember one was all about the eiffel tower. another was about the ideas she hoped to bring home to help the kids of arkansas. i treasured each and every one of those notes. they were another reminder that i was always in her thoughts and in her heart. growing up, conversations around the dinner table always started with what i had learned in school that day. i remember one week talking incessantly about a book that had captured my imagination, "a wrinkle in time." only after my parents had
listened to me, would they then talk about what they were working on -- education, health care, what was consuming their days and keeping them up at night. i loved that my parents expected me to have opinions and to be able to back them up with facts. i never once doubted that my parents cared about my thoughts and my ideas, and i always, always knew how deeply they loved me. that feeling of being valued and loved, that's what my mom wants for every child. [ cheers and applause ] it is the calling of her life. my parents raised me to know how lucky i was that i never had to
worry about food on the table, that i never had to worry about a good school to go to, that i never had to worry about a safe neighborhood to play in. and they taught me to care about what happens in our world and to do whatever i could to change what frustrated me, what felt wrong. they taught me that's the responsibility that comes with being smiled on by fate. [ cheers and applause ] and i -- i know my kids are a little young, but i'm already trying to instill those same values in them. there's something else that my mother taught me. public service is about service. and as her daughter, i've had a
special window into how she serves. i've seen her holding the hands of mothers worried about how they'll feed their kids, worried about how they'll get them the health care they need. i've seen my mother promising to do everything she could to help. i've seen her right after those conversations getting straight to work, figuring out what she could do, who she could call, how fast she could get results. she always feels like there isn't a moment to lose because she knows that for that mother, for that family, there isn't. and i've -- i've also seen her at the low points, like the summer of 1994.
several people this week have talked about her fight for universal health care. i -- i saw it up close. it was bruising. it was exhausting. she fought her heart out, and as all of you know, she lost. for me, then 14 years old, it was -- it was pretty tough to watch. but my mom, she was amazing. she took a little time to replenish her spirits. family movie nights definitely helped. dad, as all of you now know, liked "police academy." my mom and i loved "pride and prejudice." and then she just got right back to work because she believed she could still make a difference
for kids. [ cheers and applause ] people ask me all the time, how does she do it? how does she keep going amid the sound and the fury of politics? here's how. it's because she never, ever forgets who she's fighting for. [ cheers and applause ] she worked to make it easier for foster kids to be adopted, for our 9/11 first responders to get the health care they deserve, for women around the world to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to have more opportunities.
fights like these, they're what keep my mother going. they grab her heart and her conscience, and they never, ever let go. that's -- that's who my mom is. she's a listener and a doer. she's a woman driven by compassion, by faith, by a fierce sense of justice, and a heart full of love. so this november, i'm voting for a woman who is my role model as a mother and as an advocate, a woman who has spent her entire life fighting for families and children. i'm voting for the progressive who will protect our planet from climate change and our communities from gun violence.
who will reform our criminal justice system, and who knows that women's rights are human rights and who knows that lgbt rights are human rights here at home and around the world. i'm voting for a fighter who never, ever gives up and who believes that we can always do better when we come together and we work together. i -- i hope that my children will someday be as proud of me as i am of my mom. i am so grateful to be her daughter. i'm so grateful that she is charlotte's and aidan's grandmother. she makes me proud every single
day. and, mom, grandma would be so, so proud of you tonight. [ cheers and applause ] to everyone watching here and at home, i know with all my heart that my mother will make us proud as our next president. >> that of course the introduction to hillary clinton's historic speech. >> the speech -- oh, sorry. >> that's okay. >> the speech and what it means straight ahead. stay with us tonight. ♪ ♪
it is a night for american history. hillary clinton accepting the democratic nomination for president. hello again. i'm eric shawn. >> and i'm heather childers. thank you for joining us. clinton using her speech to try and cast herself as a unifier, as a steady leader ready to assume the role of commander-in-chief and take out terrorism. she's also vowing to create better jobs for the middle class. >> and mrs. clinton used her speech to attack donald trump with sharp jabs, some zingers and arch humor, saying mr. trump does not offer real change, only empty promises. >> those just saw the highlights from hillary clinton's historic speech, and now we will replay
all of her remarks in its entirety. listen. >> thank you all very, very much. thank you for that amazing welco welcome. thank you all for the great convention that we've had. and, chelsea, thank you. i am so proud to be your mother and so proud of the woman you've become. thank you for bringing mark into our family and charlotte and aidan into the world. and, bill, that conversation we started in the law library 45
years ago, it is still going strong. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! >> you know, that conversation has lasted through good times that filled us with joy and hard times that tested us. and i've gotten a few words in along the way. on tuesday night, i was so happy to see that my explainer-in-chief is still on the job. i'm also grateful to the rest of my family and to the friends of a lifetime. for all of you whose hard work brought us here tonight and to those of you who joined this campaign this week, thank you.
what a remarkable week it's been. we heard the man from hope, bill clinton, and the man of hope, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] america is stronger because of president obama's leadership, and i'm better because of his friendship. we heard from our terrific vice president, the one and only joe biden. he spoke from his big heart about our party's commitment to working people as only he can
do. and first lady michelle obama reminded us that our children are watching, and the president we elect is going to be their president too. and for those of you out there who are just getting to know tim kai kaine, you -- you will soon understand why the people of virginia keep promoting him from city council and mayor to governor and now senator. and he will make our whole country proud as our vice president. and i want to thank bernie
sanders. [ cheers and applause ] >> bernie, your campaign inspired millions of americans, particularly the young people who threw their hearts and souls into our primary. you put economic and social justice issues front and center where they belong. and to all of your supporters here and around the country, i want you to know i've heard you. your cause is our cause. [ cheers and applause ]
our country needs your ideas, energy, and passion. that is the only way we can turn our progressive platform into real change for america! we wrote it together. now let's go out and make it happen together. my friends, we've come to philadelphia, the birthplace of our nation, because what happened in this cityrs ago still has something to teach us today. we all know the story, but we
usually focus on how it turned out and not enough on how close that story came to never being written at all. when representatives from 13 unruly colonies met just down the road from here, some wanted to stick with the king, and some wanted to stick it to the king. the revolution hung in the balance. then somehow they began listening to each other, compromising, finding common purpose. and by the time they left philadelphia, they had begun to see themselves as one nation. that's what made it possible to stand up to a king. that took courage.
they had courage. our founders embraced the enduring truth that we are stronger together. [ cheers and applause ] now -- now america is once again at a moment of reckoning. powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. bonds of trust and respect are fraying. and just as with our founders, there are no guarantees. it truly is up to us. we have to decide whether we will all work together so we can all rise together.
our country's motto is e pluribus unum. out of many, we are one. will we stay true to that motto? well, we heard donald trump's answer last week at his convention. he wants to divide us from the rest of the world and from each other. he's betting that the perils of today's world will blind us to its unlimited promise. he's taken the republican party a long way from morning in america to midnight in america. he wants us to fear the future and fear each other. well, you know a great democratic president, franklin delano roosevelt, came up with the perfect rebuke to trump more than 80 years ago during a much
more perilous time. the only thing we have to fear is fear itself! now, we are clear-eyed about what our country is up against, but we are not afraid. we will rise to the challenge just as we always have. we will not build a wall. instead, we will build an economy where everyone who wants a good job can get one. [ cheers and applause ] and we'll build a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants who are already contributing to our economy.
we -- we will not ban a religion. we will work with all americans and our allies to fight and defeat terrorism. yet we know there is a lot to do. too many people haven't had a pay raise since the crash. there's too much inequality, too little social mobility, too much paralysis in washington, too many threats at home and abroad. but just look for a minute at the strengths we bring as americans to meet these challenges. we have the most dynamic and diverse people in the world. we have the most tolerant and generous young people we've ever
had. we have the most powerful military, the most innovative entrepreneurs, the most enduring values -- freedom and equality, justice and opportunity. we should be so proud that those words are associated with us. >> usa! usa! hillary! hillary! >> i have to tell you as your secretary of state, i went to 112 countries. when people hear those words, they hear america. so don't let anyone tell you that our country is weak. we're not. don't let anyone tell you we
don't have what it takes. we do. and most of all, don't believe anyone who says, "i alone can fix it." yes, those were actually donald trump's words in cleveland. and they should set off alarm bells for all of us. really? "i alone can fix it"? isn't he forgetting troops on the front lines, police officers and firefighters who run toward danger, doctors and nurses who care for us, teachers who change lives, entrepreneurs who see possibilities in every problem,
mothers who lost children to violence and are building a movement to keep other kids safe? he's forgetting every last one of us. americans don't say, "i alone can fix it." we say, "we'll fix it together!" and remember, remember our founders fought a revolution and wrote a constitution so america would never be a nation where one person had all the power. 240 years later, we still put our faith in each other. look at what happened in dallas.
after the assassinations of five brave police officers, police chief david brown asked the community to support his force, maybe even join them. and you know how the community responded? nearly 500 people applied in just 12 days. [ cheers and applause ] that's how americans answer when the call for help goes out. 20 years ago, i wrote a book called "it takes a village." and a lot of people looked at the title and asked, what the heck do you mean by that? this is what i mean. none of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community, or lift a country
totally alone. america needs every one of us to lend our energy, our talents, our ambition to making our nation better and stronger. i believe that with all my heart. that's why "stronger together" is not just a lesson from our history, it's not just a slogan for our campaign. it's a guiding principle for the country we've always been and the future we're going to build. a country where the economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. where you can get a good job and send your kids to a good school no matter what zip code you live in. a country where all our children can dream, and those dreams are
within reach. where families are strong, communities are safe, and, yes, where love trumps hate. [ cheers and applause ] that -- that's the country we're fighting for. that's the future we're working toward. and so, my friends, it is with humility, determination, and boundless confidence in america's promise that i accept your nomination for president of the united states! [ cheers and applause ]
york! [ cheers and applause ] then i represented -- then i represented all of you as secretary of state. but my job titles only tell you what i've done. they don't tell you why. the truth is through all these years of public service, the service part has always come easier to me than the public part. i get it that some people just don't know what to make of me. so let me tell you the family i'm from, well, no one had their name on big buildings. my family were builders of a different kind, builders in the
way most american families are. they used whatever tools they had, whatever god gave them, and whatever life in america provided and built better lives and better futures for their kids. my grandfather worked in the same scranton lace mill for 50 years. because he believed that if he gave everything he had, his children would have a better life than he did, and he was right. my dad, hugh, made it to college. he played football at penn state and enlisted in the navy after pearl harbor. when the war was over, he started his own small business printing fabric for draperies. i remember watching him stand for hours over silk screens. he wanted to give my brothers and me opportunities he never
had, and he did. my mother, dorothy, was aband abandoned by her parents as a young girl. she ended up on her own at 14, working as a house maid. she was saved by the kindness of others. her first grade teacher saw she had nothing to eat at lunch and brought extra food to share the entire year. the lessons she passed on to me years later stuck with me. no one gets through life alone. we have to look out for each other and lift each other up, and she made sure i learned the words from our methodist faith. do all the good you can for all the people you can in all the ways you can as long as ever you can.
so i went to work for the children's defense fund, going door to door in new bedford, massachusetts, on behalf of children with disabilities who were denied the chance to go to school. i remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house. she told me how badly she wanted to go to school. it just didn't seem possible in those days, and i couldn't stop thinking of my mother and what she'd gone through as a child. it became clear to me that simply caring is not enough. to drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws. you need both understanding and action. so we gathered facts. we built a coalition, and our
work helped convince congress to ensure access to education for all students with disabilities. it's a big idea, isn't it? every kid with a disability has the right to go to school. but how -- how do you make an idea like that real? you do it step by step, year by year, sometimes even door by door. my heart just swelled when i saw anastasia somoza representing millions of young people on this stage because we changed our law to make sure she got an education. so it's true. i sweat the details of policy
whether we're talking about the exact level of lead in the drinking water in flint, michigan, the number of mental health facilities in iowa, or the cost of your prescription drugs because it's not just a detail if it's your kid, if it's your family. it's a big deal, and it should be a big deal to your president, too. [ cheers and applause ] after -- after the four days of this convention, you've seen some of the people who have inspired me, people who let me into their lives and became a part of mine. people like ryan moore and lauren manning. they told their stories tuesday night. i first met ryan as a 7-year-old. he was wearing a full-body brace
that must have weighed 40 pounds because i leaned over to lift him up. children like ryan kept me when our plan for universal health care failed and kept me working with leaders of both parties to help create the children's health insurance program that covers 8 million kids in our country. [ cheers and applause ] lauren manning, who stood here with such grace and power, was gravely injured on 9/11. it was the thought of her and debbie st. john, who you saw in the movie, and john dolan and joe sweeney and all the victims and survivors that kept me working as hard as i could in the senate on behalf of 9/11 families and our first responders who got sick from their time at ground zero. i was thinking of lauren, debbie, and all the others ten
years later in the white house situation room when president obama made the courageous decision that finally brought osama bin laden to justice. [ cheers and applause ] and in this campaign, i've met many more people who motivate me to keep fighting for change. and with your help, i will carry all of your voices and stories with me to the white house. and you heard -- you heard from republicans and independents who are supporting our campaign. well, i will be a president for democrats, republicans, independents, for the struggling, the striving, the successful, for all those who vote for me and for those who
don't. for all americans together! tonight we've reached a milestone in our nation's march toward a more perfect union. the first time that a major party has nominated a woman for president. [ cheers and applause ] standing here, standing here as my mother's daughter and my daughter's mother, i'm so happy
this day has come. i'm happy for grandmothers and little girls and everyone in between. i'm happy for boys and men because when any barrier falls in america, it clears the way for everyone. after all, when there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit. [ cheers and applause ] so let's keep going. let's keep going until every one of the 161 million women and girls across america has the opportunity she deserves to have.
but even more important than the history we make tonight is the history we will write together in the years ahead. let's begin with what we're going to do to help working people in our country get ahead and stay ahead. now, i don't think president obama and vice president biden get the credit they deserve for saving us from the worst economic crisis of our lifeti lifetimes. our economy is so much stronger than when they took office. nearly 15 million new private sector jobs, 20 million more americans with health insurance, and an auto industry that just had its best year ever. now, that's real progress, but
none of us can be satisfied with the status quo, not by a long shot. we're still facing deep-seeded problems that developed long before the recession and have stayed with us through the recovery. i've gone around the country talking to working families, and i've heard from many who feel like the economy sure isn't working for them. some of you are frustrated, even furious. and you know what? you're right. it's not yet working the way it should. americans are willing to work and work hard, but right now an awful lot of people feel there is less and less respect for the work they do and less respect for them, period. democrats, we are the party of working people. [ cheers and applause ]
but we haven't done a good enough job showing we get what you're going through, and we're going to do something to help. so tonight i want to tell you how we will empower americans to live better lives. my primary mission as president will be to create more opportunity and more good jobs with rising wages right here in the united states. from my first day in office to my last, especially in places that for too long have been left out and left behind, from our inner cities to our small towns, from indian country to coal country, from communities ravaged by addiction to regions hollowed out by plant closures. here's what i believe.
i believe america thrives when the middle class thrives. i believe our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should. that's why we need to appoint supreme court justices who will get money out of politics and expand voting rights, not restrict them. and, if necessary, we will pass a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united. i believe american corporations that have gotten so much from our country should be just as patriotic in return. many of them are, but too many
aren't. it's wrong to take tax breaks with one hand and give out pink slips with the other. and i believe wall street can never, ever be allowed to wreck main street again. and i believe in science. i believe climate change is real and that we can save our planet while creating millions of good-paying, clean energy jobs. i believe that when we have millions of hard-working immigrants contributing to our
economy, it would be self-defeating and inhumane to try to kick them out. comprehensive immigration reform will grow our economy and keep families together, and it's the right thing to do. so whatever party you belong to, or if you belong to no party at all, if you share these beliefs, this is your campaign. if you believe that companies should share profits, not pad executive bonuses, join us. if you believe the minimum wage should be a living wage and no one working full-time should
have to raise their children in poverty, join us! if you believe that every man, woman, and child in america has the right to affordable health care, join us! if you believe that we should say no to unfair trade deals, that we should stand up to china, that we should support our steel workers and auto workers and homegrown manufacturers, then join us! if you believe we should expand social security and protect a woman's right to make her own health care decisions, then join us!
and, yes, yes, if you believe that your working mother, wife, sister, or daughter deserves equal pay, join us! that's how we're going to make sure this economy works for everyone, not just those at the top. now, you didn't hear any of this, did you, from donald trump at his convention? [ crowd booing ] he spoke for 70-odd minutes, and i do mean odd. and he offered zero solutions. but we already know he doesn't believe these things. no wonder he doesn't like talking about his plans.
you might have noticed i love talking about mine. in my first 100 days, we will work with both parties to pass the biggest investment in new, good-paying jobs since world war ii. jobs in manufacturing, clean energy, technology, and innovation, small business and infrastructure. if we invest in infrastructure now, we'll not only create jobs today but lay the foundation for the jobs of the future. and we will also transform the way we prepare our young people for those jobs. bernie sanders and i will work together to make college tuition free for the middle class and debt-free for all.
we will also -- we will also liberate millions of people who already have student debt. it's just not right that donald trump can ignore his debts, and students and families can't refinance their debts. and something we don't say often enough, sure, college is crucial. but a four-year degree should not be the only path to a good job. we will help more people learn a skill or practice a trade and make a good living doing it. we will give small businesses like my dad's a boost, make it
easier to get credit. way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks. in america, if you can dream it, you should be able to build it. and we will help you balance family and work. and you know what? if fighting for affordable child care and paid family leave is playing the woman card, then deal me in! [ cheers and applause ] now here's the other thing. >> deal me in! deal me in! deal me in! >> now, we're not only -- we're not only going to make all of
these investments. we're going to pay for every single one of them, and here's how. wall street, corporations, and the super rich are going to start paying their fair share of taxes. this is not because we resent success. but when more than 90% of the gains have gone to the top 1%, that's where the money is, and we are going to follow the money. and if companies take tax breaks and then ship jobs overseas, we'll make them pay us back, and we'll put that money to work where it belongs, creating jobs here at home. now, i imagine that some of you are sitting at home thinking,
well, that all sounds pretty good, but how are you going to get it done? how are you going to break through the gridlock in washington? well, look at my record. i've worked across the aisles to pass laws and treaties and to launch new programs that help millions of people skpmpt . and if you give me the chance, that's exactly what i'll do as president. but then -- but then i also imagine people are thinking out there, but trump. he's a businessman. he must know something about the economy. well, let's take a closer look, shall we? in atlantic city, 60 miles from here, you will find contractors and small businesses who lost everything because donald trump refused to pay his bills. [ crowd booing ] now, remember what the president
said last night. don't boo. vote. but think of this. people who did the work and needed the money, not because he couldn't pay them, but because he wouldn't pay them. he just stiffed them. and you know that sales pitch he's making to be president? put your faith in him, and you'll win big. that's the same sales pitch he made to all those small businesses. then trump walked away and left working people holding the bag. he also talks a big game about putting america first. well, please explain what part of america first leads him to make trump ties in china, not colorado, trump suits in mexico, not michigan, trump furniture in
turkey, not ohio. trump picture frames in india, not wisconsin. donald trump says he wants to make america great again. well, he could start by actually making things in america again. [ cheers and applause ] now, the choice we face in this election is just as stark when it comes to our national security. >> hillary! hillary! hillary! >> you know, anyone, anyone reading the news can see the threats and turbulence we face from baghdad to kabul to nice and paris and brussels, from san bernardino to orlando. we're dealing with determined
enemies that must be defeated. so it's no wonder that people are anxious and looking for reassurance, looking for steady leadership, wanting a leader who understands we are stronger when we work with our allies around the world and care for our veterans here at home. keeping our nation safe and honoring the people who do that work will be my highest priority. i'm proud that we put a lid on iran's nuclear program without firing a single shot. now we have to enforce it, and we must keep supporting israel's security.
i'm proud that we shaped a global climate agreement. now we have to hold every country accountable to their commitment, including ourselves. and i'm proud to stand by our allies in nato against any threat they face, including from russia. i've laid out my strategy for defeating isis. we will strike their sanctuaries from the air and support local forces taking them out on the ground. we will surge our intelligence so we detect and prevent attacks before they happen. we will disrupt their efforts online to reach and radicalize young people in our country. it won't be easy or quick, but make no mistake. we will prevail.
now, donald trump -- donald trump says, and this is a quote, i know more about isis than the generals do. no, donald, you don't. he thinks -- he thinks he knows more than our military because he claimed our armed forces are a disaster. [ crowd booing ] well, i've had the privilege to work closely with our troops and our veterans for many years, including as a senator on the armed services committee, and i know how wrong he is. our military is a national treasure. we entrust our commander-in-chief to make the hardest decisions our nation faces, decisions about war and peace, life and death.
a president should respect the men and women who risk their lives to serve our country. [ cheers and applause ] inclu including captain khan and the sons of tim kaine and mike pence, both marines. so just ask yourself, you really think donald trump has the temperament to be commander-in-chief? donald trump can't even handle the rough and tumble of a presidential campaign. he loses his cool at the slightest provocation. when he's gotten a tough question from a reporter, when he's challenged in a debate, when he sees a protester at a
rally, imagine, if you dare, imagine him in the oval office facing a real crisis. a man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons. i can't put it -- i can't put it any better than jackie kennedy did after the cuban missile crisis. she said that what worried president kennedy during that very dangerous time was that a war might be started not by big men with self-control and restraint, but by little men, the ones moved by fear and pride. america's strength doesn't come
from lashing out. it relies on smart judgment, cool resolve, and the precise and strategic application of power, and that's the kind of commander-in-chief i pledge to be. and if we're serious about keeping our country safe, we also can't afford to have a president who is in the pocket of the gun lobby. i'm not here to repeal the second amendment. i'm not here to take away your guns. i just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place.
[ cheers and applause ] we will -- we will work tirelessly with responsible gun owners to pass common sense reforms and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, terrorists, and all others who would do us harm. you know, for decades people have said this issue was too hard to solve and the politics too hot to touch. but i ask you, how can we just stand by and do nothing? you heard, you saw family members of people killed by gun violence on this stage. you heard, you saw family members of police officers killed in the line of duty because they were outgunned by
criminals. i refuse to believe we can't find common ground here. we have to heal the divides in our country, not just on guns but on race, immigration, and more. and that starts with listening, listening to each other, trying as best we can to walk in each other's shoes. so let's put ourselves in the shoes of young black and latino men and women who face the effects of systemic racism and are made to feel like their lives are disposable. [ cheers and applause ] let's put ourselves in the shoes of police officers kissing their kids and spouses good-bye every day, heading off to do a
dangerous and necessary job. we will reform our criminal justice system from end to end and rebuild trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve. and we will defend -- we will defend all our rights, civil rights, human rights, and voting rights, women's rights and workers' rights, lgbt rights and the rights of people with disabilities. and we will stand up against mean and divisive rhetoric wherever it comes from. you know, for the past year many people made the mistake of laughing off donald trump's comments, excusing him as an entertainer just putting on a
show. they thought he couldn't possibly mean all the horrible things he says, like when he called women pigs or said that an american judge couldn't be fair because of his mexican heritage, or when he mocks and mimics a reporter with a disability or insults prisoners of war like john mccain, a hero and a patriot who deserves our respect. now, at first -- at first i admit, i couldn't believe he meant it either. it was just too hard to fathom that someone who wants to lead our nation could say those things, could be like that. but here's the sad truth. there is no other donald trump. this is it. and in the end, it comes down to what donald trump doesn't get.
america is great because america is good. [ cheers and applause ] so enough with the bigotry and the bombast. donald trump's not offering real change. he's offering empty promises. and what are we offering? a bold agenda to improve the lives of people across our country, to keep you safe, to get you good jobs, to give your kids the opportunities they deserve. the choice is clear, my friends. every generation of americans has come together to make our country freer, fairer, and stronger. none of us ever have or can do it alone. i know that at a time when so much seems to be pulling us apart, it can be hard to imagine how we'll ever pull together.
but i'm here to tell you tonight progress is possible. i know. i know because i've seen it in the lives of people across america who get knocked down and get right back up. and i know it. i know it from my own life. more than a few times, i've had to pick myself up and get back in the game. [ cheers and applause ] like so much else in my life, i got this from my mother too. she never let me back down from any challenge. when i tried to hide from a neighborhood bully, she literally blocked the door. go back out there, she said. and she was right. you have to stand up to bullies. you have to keep working to make things better even when the odds are long and the opposition is
fierce. we lost our mother a few years ago, but i miss her every day. and i still hear her voice urging me to keep working, keep fighting for right no matter what. that's what we need to do together as a nation. and though we may not live to see the glory as the song from the musical "hamilton" goes, let us gladly join the fight. let our legacy be about planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. that's why we're here, not just in this hall but on this earth. the founders showed us that, and so have many others since. they were drawn together by love of country and the selfless passion to build something better for all who follow. that is the story of america, and we begin a new chapter
tonight. yes, the world is watching what we do. yes, america's destiny is ours to choose. so let's be stronger together, my fellow americans. let's look to the future with courage and confidence. let's build a better tomorrow for our beloved children and our beloved country. and when we do, america will be greater than ever. thank you and may god bless you and the united states of america. >> well, there is no denying hillary clinton's acceptance speech thursday night, it was certainly historical. but was it effective? >> well, we'll find out now. let's go back to our political panel, tamara holder, an attorney and host of sports court. brad blake man, former deputy assistant for president george w
bush. and fox news contributor julie miller. brad, bill clinton was highly successful as a candidate because he emotionally connected with the american people. do you think that mrs. clinton did the same in this speech tonight? >> i don't, and i think it was a speech obviously that was not only do the room but also she was trying to attract the base, will you also reach out beyond the base. this, to me, was a typical stump speech that we've heard before. it was expanded, but basically she's saying the same things to the same people. there was nothing different about this speech other than the size of the audience she delivered it to. but what's missing for independents, in my opinion, is the bread and butter issues. we know for a fact that when people will go in to vote, they're going to go in thinking about their pocket books. they're going to think about their kids' education, and these are the things that hillary left out tonight. debt is one of our largest federal expenditures. entitlements. no talk about how we're going to be fiscally responsible.
she was talking about giving away education without telling us how we're going to pay for it. until she gets to the point of explaining to the american people about the economics of benefit to them to voting for her and our country, i don't see her reaching out beyond her base. >> tamara, she was sounding like bernie sanders. at one point, she said we're progressive. here's a guy who is not just a socialist. he's not a democrat anymore. he's going back to being independent. what do we do about the budget? what do we do about security? >> even talking about trade, she sounded like bernie sanders. >> exactly. how does this resonate with the american people who are so concerned about the economy, about the budget deficit, and the trillions that we keep on spending? >> well, i think that she has so many people that she's trying to attract. she had to come left, and this was before the convention on climate change, on college, and health care, on the bernie sanders issues. so she had to speak to them on these issues, or she was going
to lose them. and the question is after this when the polling is done, are those -- did she sell herself to them? and then there's the question of the independents. i think that it's very hard, although i thought this was a great speech, she didn't -- she's still on the offense, and i don't think you can be so offensive -- not offensive but on the offense when you're against donald trump. and i just don't think even though she up 22 times, she didn't hit him hard enough. i just -- i think it was great, but not enough. >> i think she hit him just where he needed to be hit and where he is vulnerable, especially the tunnel per meant -- temperament issue and lack of experience and the fact that every other statement out of his mouth is a contradiction to what he said before or a platitude without anything hard core.
her problem and this is her great challenge and i don't know if she can overcome it is that 69% of the americans as of june consider her dishonest and untrows worthy. untrustworthy. was there something that addressed this issue? i don't think so. and then there is an intention of her wanting to be the voice of safety and steadiness versus the agent of change. those two things are contradictory. she has to hone that message. we just saw a statement to everybody tha have to get sharper. >> i was wondering about that, judy, when you were talking about her honesty numbers, are are people thinking she is honest? when she is talking about trade and ttp, are those empty promises? there is a discrepancy there? does she mean what she said tonight or what she said in the primaries? >> a little donald trump problem. which position on muslims are we to believe tonight?
with hillary it is which position on tpp are we to believe tonight? >> what could she have said? could she have said i know some americans have questions about me. if she said the word trust, honest, how do you get out of that box if you are standing up there running for president? >> i think she should have said here are certain things i am attacked on. i am attacked on the e-mail issue. it was a mistake for this reason, but i am not a liar. benghazi. all of the things that are going on and being discussed on fox news and were heard and seen at the rnc, i don't think the democrats watch fox news at all. i don't think the campaign watches fox news at all, and that is a fatal flaw for them. >> she is coming on fox news on sunday, so i disagree with that. >> it doesn't mean she watches it. >> i think she does. she has someone working for her that does. >> tonight is not the night to throw herself on the mercy of the court. she needs to build up. it is not mea-culpa because
then they talk about the huge flip-flop. she was tone deaf going through and she didn't do what she needed to do because she didn't lay the groundwork for it. now she will have surrogates, i'm sure, trying to spin this that she doesn't need to do that. she does need to do that. trust and like ability is getting the policy. >> i don't know the exact quote, but where shey -- she eluded to she loves to talk about policy, but she hasn't had a news conference in -- what? >> 237 days. >> so little comments i would catch like -- >> neither donald trump nor hillary clinton likes the media. both of them -- either one of them if elected will give us a hard time and as i have said before, that's fine by me. our job is not to be liked by them. it is to cover them and be skeptical of them. i am certainly skeptical of
both of them. >> i disagree. i think donald trump loves the media. for example, a few days ago he got an entire -- his press conference was aired on tv during the convention. although he beats up the mainstream media, he also gets free press from that and he gets free advertising. for him it's great because then he can say well you are attacking me and he can pick up followers because he says he is the victim. >> it is a love-hate relationship that works well because he knows how to play it. jay he uses the meed -- >> he uses the media. that's different from liking us as people or thinking of us as people. i still have a hard time getting this image of donald trump mocking a former colleague of mine from the morning times for his disability. it was so ugly and so low and so base and so senseless. that's the image that he has to overcome just as she has to deal with her untrustworthy
image. >> and she talked about that. there is something that fascinates me, brad, since you dealt with presidents, there is a difference between the public face and the private face. i traveled with mrs. clinton and the clintons in with fox news and she was stand off fish and did not like or trust the press. but i dealt with her privately with mayor ed koch and she was a completely different person. how can that person get out? you describe her as tone deaf and donald trump, what you see is what you get. is that the case with hillary clinton, and what does she have to do? >> it is hard for hillary clinton because we have known her for 40 years. we have seen her as first lady and as u.s. senator and we have seen her as secretary of state. now we see her as a candidate. there is very little she can do for people who have known her for a period of time. the younger people, she is having a problem with. why?
they went to bernie. they more identified with somebody older than hillary and different experience than hillary, so it will be hard for her to even attract people who don't know her as well. >> no, her problem is 40% of her party thinks it is okay to describe themselves as a socialist. that doesn't go down well with mainstream america. >> also, i was at the convention and all of the speeches beforehand showed her working with people. pictures in the background, relationships with people. donald trump, he doesn't have that. i called it rent-a-friend and people got mad at me. when you think about the people he puts on the stage, they don't have years and years of experience and working relationships with him. they like his ideas, but they haven't worked with him. and hillary's worked with people beforehand. it seems to not be translating
to everybody. oh she is a liar and she is a cheat. >> and it seems to me there is a contrast and mrs. clinton is what she does not as much as who she is and it is the opposite side with donald trump we know who he is. the question is what does he do? >> we will take a risk because it can't be worse than it is now. >> because donald trump says he will get things done in a country that does president get things done and doesn't fix problems. that's why this is the year of the outsider. the outsider says i am going to shake things up. the insider says everything is okay and we will continue on the path we are on because there is really nothing major to change. >> that was the theme of the convention, the democratic convention. everything is okay. let's celebrate. america is great, which we all know, but there are problems. and then they chastise the republican convention the week before trying to say that it is fear mongering and negative, but it is reality.
a lot of what was discussed, those things are going on in the world. >> one thing they did very effectively is nobody is talking about the content of those dnc e-mails. that totally went away and thank you donald trump for putting your foot in it even if you are being sarcastic, you don't sarcastically invite the russians to spy on american politicians. you just don't to it. >> there could be more trouble ahead because wikileaks say they have more e-mails and some that julian assange says will hurt hillary and he is against hillary. >> she was hoping she could bring in the bernie supporters before the convention. when i was in the hall of the arena they were talking about how they really know she is a snake, and how the dnc really had it in for her. >> so the distraction didn't necessarily work. >> it didn't work for the staunch supporters of bernie. >> the speculation turned into hard evidence on the day the convention started.
>> speaking of wikileaks, wikileaks and edward snowden got into a twitter battle. >> speaking of snakes. >> hillary gave her acceptance speech earlier last night. republican vice president nominee leading the campaign trail in michigan. >> and donald trump is downplaying some of the democratic criticism that has come up. those remarks are next.
the truth to the american people. here is an excerpt of his speech in grand rapids. >> our nominee and my new boss has tapped into the aspirations and the frustrations of the american people like no one in my lifetime since our 40th president, ronald reagan. [applause]. to be around donald trump is to be around a man with broad shoulders, who speaks his mind [applause], he doesn't tip toe around the thousands of rules of political correctness [applause] and speaks from his heart. he speaks from his heart and he understands that -- understands the american people are tired of what we have been hearing for a
longtime out of our nation's capital. we are tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. we're tired of being told by leaders in both political parties that they will get to solving those intractable problems facing our country tomorrow. and as that 40th president said, so well so many years ago. we are tired of, quote, being told that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can run our lives better for us than we can run them for ourselves. donald trump understands the frustration and the aspiration of the american people and he will bring real change to washington, d.c. the very day he becomes the 45th president of the united states. [applause]. you know, we heard a lot of speeches in philadelphia this week, and i gotta tell you i
haven't heard a lot of them either. we have been too busy meeting with people in toledo and florida and pennsylvania and waukesha, wisconsin last night. i caught a few of the excerpts, and i have to tell you, at a time when more than seven out of ten americans believe our country is on the wrong track we have a president of the united states who stands up and says that we are already great. you know i love this country. what the american people like about donald trump is he is leveling with the american people. he is playing it straight. he is telling us that with the right leadership america can be great again, at home and abroad. but it is going to take leadership and determination like donald trump said to do. i know strong leadership can make a difference in a short period of time.
>> if they are elected they will overturn row row ver -- rowe versus -- roe versus wade. >> they want to win back the white house. i always love that title. welcome this early hour in the morning. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. there was a supreme court vacancy after the death of antonin scalia. there could be more in the next four years. do you think this is a keystone of the republican campaign? >> absolutely, eric. i think it should be. it is not just for a term. it is for generations. it is a vital issue and it is important for republicans who are thinking i am not really happy with donald trump because it is not just about donald trump. it is about the future of the supreme court for decades to come.
>> hillary and the democrats have used the same argument to fire up their base. >> that's absolutely true and at least there is a clear choice for americans and on this issue at least, which is rare, at least on this issue there is no phoniness. there is a clear cut choice as to the type of justices each candidate will appoint, and so the chips will fall where they may. >> you think this will resonate with both sides and in their bases? >> it will to a certain extent. i don't think it is the top issue, but it is more of an advantage for trump because you have hillary as the establishment nominee and you have trump as the nominee of the people, and trump is not a typical republican whereas hillary is absolutely a typical democrat. i think it will help trump more in so far as there are some voters uncertain about him and they can be certain about his supreme court
nominees. >> one part of the book is how republicans can shed their anger. what strikes me is that's one of the things that has been so successful for donald trump, his anger and channeling the anger of so many americans who are dissatisfied with the economy and with the jobs and with radical islamic terrorism and isis and the like. how has he been able to capitalize on that. do you think that that will be something that he will be able to use against mrs. clinton, especially in the debates? >> that's an excellent question. there is anger that can be positively channeled. the type of anger i talk about in the book is anger that is just really petty and it is about nit-picking certain minor issues. when it comes to big things such as the fact that our borders are so porous, and i think that is really the big issue that people are really downplaying. the reason trump was able to
shake off 16 other republican nominee candidates so easily was because of immigration. he started talking about illegal entry and stay in the united states to a point that others were not. that's what resonated with people along with the issue of national security and law and order. i think that type of anger, that type of righteous indig nation will res sig nate to the voters. >> you raised a good point. i was there when he came down the escalator in trump tower that day and had no idea what he was going to say. maybe he did know what he would say, but he went off on the issue that you say gained traction. >> that's absolutely true.al poe is for the first time in a very longtime, the american people actually got to choose their nominee. it was the will of the people and not the party elites.
talk about a glass ceiling shattering, that is a glass ceiling shattering. >> dino scaros, thank you for joining us with your insight. the democrats and republicans, man oh man, they are really going after each other. >> taking the stage to endorse clinton. >> i tell you without hesitation and reservation that hillary clinton will be exactly the kind of commander in chief america needs. i know this -- i know this because i served with her. i know this as a former special presidential envoy to global position to counter isis.
welcome back. the democratic national convention is over. if you can believe it. now the three-month general election battle, well it begins. both nominees will start their intelligence briefings soon. joining us now is john thomas in los angeles. he is a republican strategist with thomas partner strategies and from philadelphia, ellen ratner. she is a bureau chief at fooks news.
fox news. >> thank you. >> both of the nominees say the the -- they hospital see the intelligence briefings. what do you think of this? >> first of all it is not a well-known fact and i tried to get confirmation of it, but nobody will talk about it at the white house. former presidents get a briefing once a week. it goes to each former president of the united states. so hillary clinton being married to the president of the united states has access to it. in terms of donald trump, i think the news media -- not the news media, but the intelligence briefing people willed at this time it the -- will edit it the way they want to because they can. >> it is similar to the intelligence briefing that the cia -- or the director of national intelligence gives to congress each year, and it doesn't include specifics in terms of covert action and information like that. but it does include some top secret information.
john, what do you think? >> well, to ellen's point, i sure hope hillary clinton is not spying on her husband's briefings, although she has shown reckless disregard for top secret information before. i think the argument that she shouldn't get top secret briefings is valid. until she is elected by the people for this position, she has violated -- she couldn't protect classified information before. in pack, anybody else in -- in fact, anybody else in this position wouldn't get any classified access. i just think it is premature given her track record. >> let's listeny to what trump had to say when he was on greta's show on hillary clinton and why she shouldn't receive the briefings. >> she lied and i said yesterday she shouldn't be allowed to get briefings. she should absolutely not be allowed to get briefings. anything she gets she has a phony server and what she has
done is incredible. >> ellen, what do you think? you don't agree. >> no, i don't agree. and i have been at the republican and democratic conventions. i heard from both sides on this issue. republicans are trying to close ranks and let the classified information out. the fact was she was secretary of state. there is a lot of classified information she didn't let out even if a few e-mails came through her server. i just think this is a nonissue. >> how about harry reid, listen to this. >> what i said yesterday and then i will repeat it here. he is a nominee for briefings, the cia briefings. what i suggested to the cia and i will suggest it here, i would hope they have a fake intelligence briefing. they shouldn't give anything
that means anything because you can't trust him. he can have intelligence briefings, but i hope they are fake and i hope they don't tell him anything. >> john, maybe an attempt at sarcasm? what do you think? >> this issue is very simple to me, heather. it is one of two things. either hillary clinton is incompetent or she is a liar and thinks she is above the rules. that's the way you can explain when she was given classified information before she hasn't demonstrated a track record. be careful because you are living in a glass house. >> if what harry read said he legitimately meant, don't you think that would be dangerous? on the other happened -- hand he was being sar asks stick like donald trump was being, was his sarcasm more successful than donald trump? >> i don't necessarily think the sarcasm was a little more successful and i don't think he should have said what he said.
the fact is whether you and i like or dislike hillary clinton or donald trump, they are the two nominees. we have paw decision in this country -- we have tradition in this country and we have a way of doing things. one of them will be president and they will have a lot of access to classified information whether one of us or all of us think they should or not. >> john, quickly and we will have some of his remarks coming up, but general john allen appeared on stage in one of the more dramatic moments. he was surrounded by a dozen other former admirals and generals and some young service people as well, and they are throwing their support behind hillary clinton and they said they absolutely do not think that donald trump should become president. >> i suppose there is an out -- outliar out there. by and large members of the military and general flynn and members of law enforcement,
they side with donald trump. i think donald trump's laid out clearly that he is the law and order candidate. look, heather, we saw it this week at the convention, the democratic convention. there was a lot of talk about victims, but they never talked about radical islamic terrorism and they never addressed the issue. i say the american people will know who is fighting for them as it relates to public safety. >> thank you both for joining us. appreciate your insight so early this morning. >> thanks. just said those two words, radical islamic terrorism. republicans have been hammering democrats and mrs. clinton as well is the president over what they said. there is a lack of sufficient attention to islamic terrorism. last night the clinton campaign responded bringing out four star marine general john allen who commanded forces in afghanistan and endorsed hillary clinton. before taking the stage he sat down with megyn kelly. >> thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me.
>> thank you for your service. did they nail it? the more success against isis in the middle east the more likely they will disperse and places friendly to the united states or the united states? >> isis exists in three forms, the core on the ground in syria and iraq, the provinces we have seen in places like libya, but there is a global network. this is the way isis would like to coordinate the activities, not just syria and iraq, but elsewhere. the network rides on the back of the social media and internet of things. it makes it difficult to know where they are at any given time. so the director is right. >> you were jumping up and down saying we have to destroy this group and destroy them now possiblerfully. them now forcefully. left under president obama's command dissatisfied with the approach to isis. is that why you left? >> i left for a number of reasons.
it was time to get on. i had done a six-month appointment which was the original effort and then a second six-month deployment and then by the third six-month deployment it was done. i was helping to administer and implement the strategy and work with the turks. >> without placing political blame, and i am not trying to make this political about president obama, but i am trying to figure out what do you think we ought to be doing now to defeat this group that we are not doing? >> we are doing a lot on the ground in iraq and syria and i think seeing a payoff in that area. it is shrinking and we are putting it under a lot of pressure. we have to do more and it is planned to do more to go after the provinces where we will work closely with the regional partners. libya for example and sinai against bow co bow -- boca -- boko haram and it combines the provinces with the core.
it is the way isil conducts control. they move fighters, they move money, they move guns along the network. they can inspire and they can direct attacks. we need to do what we are doing now, but do as much as we possibly can which is to integrate our intelligence and law enforcement and security services more broadly and intimately, especially in western europe where there is a tradition of a separation of those. as isil continues to try to attack us in our capitol and to take the war to us to take pressure off of us in the heartland, syria and iraq, we have to integrate the information and the intelligence and integrate it with law enforcement. doing that will help us to disrupt the network and hit the key nodes and critical pathways that can bring the network down. we should expect this for some time and the director is correct. >> now, i have been looking at your history. you don't make political comments.
a google search for 12 months zero comments about donald trump. you are respected on both sides of the aisle. you come out and make an extraordinary move in this election to endorse hillary clinton. why did you feel come -- feel compelled to do that? >> i believe in her. we worked closely when she was secretary of state. she supported me enormously. she sent the condition -- set the conditions diplomatically for what we could accomplish. she really gets the fact that america is the indispensable power, but we don't do it alone. we do it through alliances and relationships and through the personal relationships vee with our partners overseas. and she wants to strengthen those. she wants to ensure that nato is supported, that america is prominent in nato. nato is one of the most important coalition of nations on the planet today. far even beyond the geographic boundaries of what nato is.
>> donald trump said i am feign with nato, but nations should pay their fair share. >> we should expect that. there are difficult financial times. that observation is not novel. we said that for years. our nato partners should strive to spend 2% of gdp and in a way that is coherent to our nato strategy and requirements. but they will struggle to do that. most of them don't. it is no reason for us to leave nato. it is no reason for us to say when an attack on one of our partners occurs we won't be there for our partners. >> what do you think of donald trump? >> i would not like to get into it. >> what do you think of his foreign policy? he has a plan for fighting isis which he won't fully reveal because he doesn't want them to know. he condemned the neocons and then he said we needed 30,000 troops. he said we need to destroy the oil fields that provides money
to isis, but beyond that he doesn't say anything. >> there isn't much substance there. we were all eagerly awaiting for some kind of more definitive statement on how he would be engaged in the middle east and more specifically as you proposed how we will deal with the islamic state. we all need to hear that. if he will be supported he needs to be sufficiently clear so he knows where he wants to take the country and the military. >> she loved by a lot of military, you know, rank and file. >> that's okay. that's their choice. >> do you think he is a dangerous dander -- commander-in-chief? >> again i will not get into saw purr law tiffs. he has no experience in that regard. when there are suggestions that the armed forces of the united states of america which are the finest on the planet despite some of the rhetoric i heard come out of the campaign, his campaign, when there is the implication that the united states military
will be used as an instrument of or tour or used to systematically murder the families of suspected it terrorists or the u.s. military may be used for any number of illegal activities, you know, we are putting ourselves on the edge of a civil military crisis that we have never seen before in this country. we don't need to go there. the united states military is the finest on the planet. we are looking for employment of that force in support of our alliance system and national objectives and in support of our partners and allies around the world that will continue to promote peace and stability, and not make the relationships transactional. we are a trans transformational power and we need to take advantage of that and that's what i think hillary clinton will bring to tie table. >> here is a sexist question. do you think there will be a problem having a female commander-in-chief? she will be the first we have had. >> problem with whom? >> some say will the men follow her? will they listen to a female commander-in-chief? >> of course they will. of course they will. again, finest military on the
planet. anytime our commander-in-chief orders us to do so and we are blind to the origins of the commander in chief and we will salute and move forward and accomplish our mission and happy to do it under her leadership. >> we salute you, general allen, and your service to our nation. god bless you and thank you for being here. >> great to be with you. take care. thanks. >> not all top brass agree. retired army lieutenant michael flynn was on donald trump's vp list and he advises the campaign. may again kill -- megyn kelly had him to respond. >> "the field of flight" having listen to general allen on the set and down there they are firing up the crowd. he is not a political guy. he is not a political guy, but he believes in her. your thoughts on his comments. >> two things, number
allen great service to our country in the united states marine corp. i agree with him that we have the finest military in the world, but they are definitely not as ready as they need to be megyn. i will tell you that i can not see how john allen can support somebody who perpetually cannot tell the truth and was described by the director of the fbi as not being able to tell the truth. i don't know how john allen can look himself in the mirror and say why he supports hillary clinton. >> let me just add this, he says he has worked with her so he has personal experience. >> we all have. >> can i get you to respond to what he accused trump of? i want you to respond because he said with him, with the calls for torture and the calls for the murder of families of terrorists, he would put us on the edge of a civil military crisis. >> donald trump hasn't said that. the civil military crisis is somebody who disclosed an
unbelievable -- >> he did. he called for torture. he supports torture. he has interrogation techniques and has called for the murder of family and loved ones -- loved ones of terrorists. >> general allen was in charge of our current strategy for well over a year, maybe closer to two years. during that period of time the rise of radical islamism and isis it exponentially grew. back to your comment of director comey. director comey must have forgot we were attacked in orlando. he must have forgot we were attacked in san bernadino. i saw his comments and i was stunned when he said if we continue to pressure them there they will come here. john allen just said the same thing. so we will keep the strategy we have so these guys will beer pr erred to come -- will be pressured to come here? there is something wrong with that picture and i don't know how general allen can look at himself in the mirror and say
that he supports an individual who placed our national security at high risk. donald trump has said a lot of things and there are a lot of things that have not been precisely stated, megyn, and that's some of the things he said. john allen can support who ever he wants and whatever his conscience decides, as an american, but i'm telling you he was in start of the -- in charge of the strategy after he came out of uniform and that strategy failed. >> well, yeah, and then he reportedly left. he reportedly left because he didn't agree with the commander-in-chief. some of the military general flynned said the trump proposed muslim ban has endangered our troops abroad. having muslims abroad looking at american troops as though they stand against foreign muslims coming into the united states. it endangers them.
to that you say what? >> i got an e-mail from a friend who is a very senior person in a muslim country about my book. he said thank you very much for countrying it. i am going to ensure that all the leaders of our country read this book. itit is a plug for my book, but it it is a plug about the idea we can beat these guys. the strategy john allen was in charge of working for the obama administration the last couple years, it is a failed strategy. listen to what the fbi director just said. john allen said we will create more problems over here with the strategy we have over there. that's essentially what both of them just told the american public. >> once we decimate isis in iraq and syria there will be a scatter. and then they will come to the units. what he is saying to a greater extent that is what comey is worried about. >> they already have. >> i got it.
>> what about those discussions and both different views? brad blakeman, the former assistant to president george w. bush and fox news contributor judy miller. judy, mrs. clinton said she wants to strike at the sanctuary advices through the air and support local forces and surge our intelligence. she used that term before. what does that mean and is that enough to decimate and finally defeat isis. >> mrs. clinton has said on the record as internationally president whatting to do more than president obama woos willing to do. she didn't make the policy. i think what we have seen in these interview stz dye cot me and the -- dicotomy. the rank and file soldiers
support trump 2-1. the officer core and the leaders and the national security experts within the republican party overwhelming lisa port hillary clinton whether it is brent scocroft who endorsed hillary clinton. they just say that -- they have said in writing that they consider donald trump dangerous because his ideas are so ill formed and because he doesn't understand national security. i hope these intelligence briefings will make him understand what is at stake here. we haven't seen any indication of that yet. >> brad, do you know of these intelligence briefings? you have been involved with that. what is your view 1234. >> well, look, donald trump will find out that there are things going in the world that he is now going to be privy to, that there is no way he would have even known were going on. so i guarantee you it will be a sobering experience. the question and going what to
what judy says, will he be able to attract good people who are also have top top secret and come part mental liesed clearances to walk him through it. beyond that, it is not what hillary says. hillary has a record. during the administration that she was part of joined at the hip. if you go around globe we withdrew from iraq. iraq became a center then for terrorism. we went into libya without a plan africa cough fee and that became a center for terrorism. we supported syria and obama drew a line in the sand and the syrians crossed it without consequence. egypt is still a mess. yemen, i mean, just go around the world. we are at odds with putin to the detriment we had no influence when they came into the ukraine. hillary has a record she can't run from. trump says we will destroy these people.
we will not pussyfoot around. why is everybody looking to the united states to solve every problem? they don't step up. they need to pay up and step up the same as we do. >> good p oi nt, what does she do when she says i was in a meeting with president obama and said we should bomb the runways in syria. we should arm the rebels in syria which she was for and yet the commander-in-chief was against that and now we have what we have. >> i think she has a conversation with the president ahead of time. that's what relationships are about and that's what we saw at the dnc. she has built relationships with people where she can be add ver say y'all at -- adversarial at times and they can move forward. i think she will sit down with president obama and say to him, here is where i disagree with you, here is where i agree with you. what do i need to do to make sure we carry what you have worked on and also so i can
get voters. >> donald trump will raise it in the debate. he will hammer her on this in the debate. >> i think what he will hammer her on are the same things he continues to hammer her on. unless he actually has somebody help him understand these briefings which is benghazi and the e-mails. eventually it will wear thin. people need to know ter country where -- country whr there is unrest or everybody who wants to come into the country. every one of those issues aside from benghazi and aside from the e-mail problem what will he do to solve these problems? >> i wanted to go back to something general allen said. you talk about people being willing to work with him. he said this, he said she should be the commander-in-chief. our international relations will not be reduced to a business transaction. our armed forces will not become an instrument of torture and not be ordered to engage in murder or carry out
other illegal activities. so when strong statements like that are being made obviously against donald trump and some of the things he said, how do we know moving forward they will be willing to work with him? >> donald trump is now privy to the briefings. now i would like to see who is behind the curtain and who is by his side on economics and health care. these are the people he has to show the american people now. it just can't be donald trump. when he said it, i can solve this problem. presidents need a lot of help. they need an ensemble cast of people from all sek materials. all sectors. i want to see them. donald trump identified something we see every day. we see attacks going on all over the world. we see attacks at home. >> you can't solve all of that. >> i disagree. if you go back to ronald reagan, the hostages were held by iran. it is no coincidence that they were released on the day that
he was sworn in. it was because leadership goes a long way. the bad guys know who they have now, but they don't know who is coming next. >> to your point to the fact that he needs people. look at the press conference about the v.a. he said he would hire somebody or find somebody, the best of the best. that was point number one. where is that person? where are these people? that press conference is indicative of the lack of people out there who want to get behind him. so to your point and i would like to see where those people are and where they are hiding. >> we have 121 of the republican establishment in national security, 121 people who said they would never work for him given the things he already said. i know that the republican bench is deep, but no national security bench and -- is that deep. i think he will from trouble attracting the talent you said he needs and i totally agree with you. >> yens and -- generals and
corporate executives and other executives want to go with a winner and they will be watching the polls. i think donald trump will have no problem. right now he has a pool of people he doesn't want to hire. sometimes having fresh eye saz great tool. it is not the people who have been in government. it is the people you can attract, the breast and the brightest who maybe served for the first time. >> watching the polls something else perhaps they should watch and then maybe something would happen is a two and a half half-minute video of two teenagers supporting isis killing the priest in france. and political history made in philadelphia. >> and our panel will have final thoughts on mrs. clinton's historic nomination and what is coming next in this upcoming campaign.
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protection with bravecto. i believe we finally reached the end. it has been a historic couple of weeks for sure. >> two late night weeks too. >> some final thoughts now on this night's historical events from tamara holder who is an attorney and host of -- brad let's start with you. your final thoughts? >> you know, the conventions are over and now the serious business begins for the general election. both candidates will have a little time off. after labor day, it is nonstop. i will remind people, it takes a village to gt you nominated, but it takes a nation to get you elected. if they are not able to reach beyond there, they will not win. >> those swing states and the independents and the young
millennial voters. who do you think will be best to attract them? >> i don't know. there is nothing that anybody can say in this so far that is predictable. we democrats have a lot of work to do. i think we need to stop talking to ourselves about this and women's rights and abortion and all of those things that we are talking about at the dnc are things that i think are secondary to national security and unemployment which are the things that donald trump keeps beating his drum to. and we need to look in the mirror and say we need to address this or we won't get those people over. >> judy? >> because i had so much trouble predicting the future i want to look back at the past week and say as a citizen and as a woman and as a political independent i was extraordinarily encouraged by what i heard at the democratic national convention. and i would change the slogan
a little. don't boo, vote to don't tweet, vote. no matter what your views. >> before we get to the november election we have september 26th which is going to be the hofstra university debate. what will that be like? >> it is must see tv, i tell you that. >> who would not watch that? everyone will be watching that. >> it is bigger than the wwf, world series. >> all of it put together. >> they can use a smoke screen. >> conventions are nothing compared to what this one single night means for both of them. >> because they are both together and matched up and mano-a-mana. >> donald trump has more to lose. he has to prove there is something to debate about because he needs more than 140 characters to put out his policy. >> he does well talking for a longtime. >> that's true. >> we have seen the press conferences. >> the biggest thing for donald trump is being underestimated.
everybody underestimated him from the time he uh -- he announced until he was on the stage accepting the nomination. under promising and over delivering is what donald trump needs to do from now until election day. >> judy, we have sat together through every one of these. we have been together since super tuesday, the primary. what standz stands out to you -- stands out to you the most through all of this? >> i have never seen a year like this. i have never seen a campaign anything like this. everything we thought we knew about politics, the importance of money and the things you can say and can't say that will derail you. all of the playbook is gone. this is such a totally new game that i think a little humility has to go a long, long way because there is a lot we need to be humble about as reporters. >> and i think people have learned a lot in this election cycle already. we learned about delegates and super delegates and the average voter may not have
known about that. they have definitely taken interest. it remains to be seen if it translates to them going to the polls. >> and people will start tuning in, seriously tuning in, after labor day. and then you will start to see the polls come out. and you will get a sense of where things are going pretty early after labor day. >> it has been terrific being with you even through these late night. thank you all. >> nice you to -- nice to have you joining us. >> i can't believe it is over. i don't know what to do tomorrow morning. i may show up anyway. thanks for being here. >> of course. good to be with you. >> stick around. "fox and friends first" live at the top of the hour. >> thank you for being with us will
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