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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> last night, party faithful endorsed donald trump. f a conservative radio host. >> you must honor your pledge to support donald trump now. >> a former rival. >> america deserves better than hillary clinton. >> a former house speaker. >> we can make america safe again. we can make america work again. >> the vice presidential nomin nominee. >> my fellow republicans, when donald trump becomes president of the united states of america, the change will be huge. >> but senator ted cruz held out. >> stand and speak and vote your conscious, vote for candidates up and down the ticket who you trust to defend our freedom. >> tonight, on the final day of
the republican convention, can donald trump unify a divided party? >> woodruff: good evening and welcome to our special pbs p newshour coverage of the republican national convention in cleveland, ohio. i'm judy woodruff.dr >> ifill: i'm gwenn ifill. we're joined from -- our regular contributors, mark shields and david brooks.vi >> woodruff: also with us, npr's laura along with amy cook from the political report. down on the floor, we have newshour correspondents lisa desjardins and npr's susan davis. >> ifill: tonight is the
culmination of the republican national convention week here in cleveland where donald trump will speak to the delegates. we'll be right back to start it all off after a short break. b stay with us. >> funding stay witus. >> funding >> funding for this program has been provided by: >> lincoln financial-- committed to helping you take charge of your financial futuren >> woodruff: at the pod yim right now is past -- podium right now is pastor mark burns.r he gave the benediction to this convention. he's a televangelist.
no, it's arpaio, sheriff of maricopa county, arizona. he's become emblematic on cracking down on undocumented immigration in this country. he's been the sheriff of maricopa county for, what? 23 years and right behind him on stage is actually a picture of the wall that exists in arizona. >> ifill: we were saying mark burns was the pastor, tel televangelist. we jumped the gun. there he is. of let's listen to him for a few moments. >> hello, republicans! are you ready to elect the next president of these united states of america?d [ cheering and applause ] i'm pastor mark burns from the great state of south carolina!
[ cheering and applause ] and listen republicans, it is so important that we come together to defeat hillary clinton and the democrats! yes, yes! and those democrats will do whatever it takes to keep us americans focusing on the colors that divide us and not the colors that unite us! [ cheering and applause ] and you know why? because she's afraid, she's afraid, she's afraid, because
she knows that together, we will never allow hillary clinton to become the next president of the united states of america! yep. yep. yep. [ cheering and applause ] she'll never -- she'll never ever ever will she ever step foot to be president of the united states.e i want to declare to the whole world and to the republican party that under donald trump and under a donald trump administration, all lives matter! [ cheering and applause ] hold on. hold on. hold on. hold on. and that means black lives,
white lives, hispanic lives, asian lives, music will live lives -- muselum lives, shout with me all lives! [ cheering and applause ] hold up. hold up. and even, even though -- . [ crowd shouting "all lives matter" ] let them know, listen -- let me say this, even though i disagred with the tactics and the divisive rhetoric of the black lives matter movement, i do understand that hopelessness and lack of opportunity breeds that
type of desperation. it does. [ applause ] and this is true in many of our nation's ghettos and our underprivileged communities. black protests in urban city centers are born out of this kind of desperation. but the thing is, the way that we can solve the problem and to eliminate this type of a desperation is to create good jobs, good jobs [ cheering and applause ] and revitalization and opportunities for job training and long-term solutions. that will solve the problem in our troubled cities around this country.r [ cheering and applause ]
and i want to make a loud cry that we as republicans, we are declaring right now today that we are determined more than ever to listen to the cry of the disenfranchised, the low income, we, more than ever, could solve the problems together.e together. together.r. together. together. [ cheering and applause ] shout together! [ crowd shouting "together." ] and i know without a shadow of a doubt that donald j. trump will make sure that all americans will have jobs!
[ cheering and applause ] you know why? because donald trump is not going to pander after no one race. he's after the human race. and together, together -- shout together! [ crowd shouting "together." ] not as black americans, whiteas americans, brown americans, yellow americans or red americans, but just as america americans -- [ cheering and applause ] -- and together as americans, we will get to the promised land! trust me. we'll get there. [ cheering and applause ] and the promised land is a place where jobs have returned back to
this country, where college degrees replace incarcerations and no matter which terrorist group that tries to destroy ouru way of life, we will rise fromro the ashes! we will never die! [ cheering and applause ] we will always fly. and you know why? because we are the united states of america! [ cheering and applause ] and hear me, listen! and despite, despite the color you was born with, here in america, the only colors that matter are the colors of a red,
white, and blue! [ cheering and applause ] my lovely wife tamara and our beautiful six babies, i invite every one of you to help me elect the next president of the united states of america, donald j. trump! [ cheering and applause ] a shoud trump! -- shout trump! [ crowd shouting "trump, trump, trump!" ] >> woodruff: wow, that was a rousing way to begin this evening's speeches leading up tt the arrival of donald j. trump, the nominee.e. we'll find out how that's all being received, even though you can kind of tell on the floorlo tonight by going down to npr's rachel martin who is on the podium. hi, rachel. >> reporter: hi, hard to hear
you because the crowd erupted in applause after pastor mark burnn gave a rousing address. you heard him, all lives matter. all lives matter is what he shouted out to this auditorium, got a rousing cry from the audience here. and it's an issue that the republican party has struggled with, right? broadening the tense. making it a party that could welcome in, in particular minority voters whom they need. it's a subject that'ss uncomfortable for some. i interviewed congressman tom pryce of georgia, and when i asked him about this, he said, "i don't want to talk about breaking people down in black votes and white votes and hispanic votes. the republican party is a party for everyone." there is this restson, uncomfortableness about talking about race. this is why we've seen african-american pastors giving benedictions. we've seen a woman from california give the benediction.
they're using that to suddenly give messages that they want the republican party to be a bigger place to welcome in more kinds of different people. >> woodruff: certainly looksff that way.th rachel martin on the podium. now to lisa desjardins down on the floor. lisa, i believe you're in the nevada delegation? >> desjardins: i'm with the louisiana delegation. we have representative john flemming here. just yesterday, you changed youe status on what you filed to run for the u.s. senate yesterday at 8:00 a.m.? >> 8:00 wednesday morning, i wa, the first to file to -- for thet united states senate. we're working very hard gettingt around the state and getting our message out. >> desjardins: off to the racesc you say, of course, we're talking about the presidential race here at the convention. >> yeah, yeah. >> desjardins: what do you as a perspective senate candidate need donald trump to do? there are many worried, some of
your party, that he may affect downticket race 98 way that may not help in the senate. what do you as a perspective candidate want for him to do? >> i want to say that donald trump actually won louisiana inn his primary. i think donald trump will be very strong on the ticket. i'm happy to be on the ticket with donald trump. donald trump wants the same things i want which is to repeal obamacare and replace it with a market-based patient-center system. take down theed awful regulatior that are killing our economy. reduce our taxes. protect our borders. protect our streets and go destroy isis.y >> desjardins: you have been well known as a tea party member andea member of the house freedm caucus which led to the resignation of speaker john boehner. >> exactly, yes. >> desjardins: how do you feel donald trump fits into that? i spoke with other house freedom members that aren't sure as to how donald trump is going to work with congress?e >> that's yet to be seen, but in could tell you that like the
house freedom caucus and members like me, donald trump san outsider. he wants to shake up -- is an outsider. he wants to shake up washington. i worked with my colleagues in the house freedom caucus before speak -- we forced speaker boehner to resign. we shook up the house.e i want to go to the senate and shake up the senate.he donald trump is coming in. i he wants to shake up governmentg as a whole and get people back to work, get our economy up and going, protect our citizens. the way we're going is simply a disaster. >> desjardins: thank you. back to you, gwen and judy. >> ifill: thank you, lisa. now we go to someone who was on board very early from new hampshire. >> reporter: hi, gwen. i'm in the new hampshiremp delegation with the co-chair of the trump campaign effort fromef the great state of neww hampshire. last night, ted cruz tried to steal the show a little bit. tonight, it's about donaldld trump. what would you like to hear froa him tonight? >> i want to see from donald
from what he's been talking about for the last year and a half. i supported him and endorsed him in fact, in june 16 of laste year. i was one of the first people to come out and publicly supporty him. he's got a message that's resonatesing with people. i've been telling people on the road for the entire year plus that in fact 27% of the people who are registered to vote in the last election did not vote. i introduced donald trump in over 20 different events. i've spoken in front of 100,000 people. i've been on the ground. people are coming out who have never been involved, who haven't voted for decades or never voted. there is a tsunami building. donald trump is the head of that tsunami. that tsunami is the americanri people. they are sick and tired of theed establishment. and this tsunami is going to wash over the democratic establishment and the republican establishment.
it's the american peoplele revolting against the status q quo. donald trump is going to addresr that tonight. he's going to tell them how he'' going to secure our nation, how he's going to make our nation great again, how he's going to make our nation safe again. how we're going to become a a world leader again. how we're going to get our economy going and create wonderful, high-paying jobs for the american people. there was -- >>. >> reporter: i think we have to leave it there, but thank you so much. >> thank you. >> reporter: gwen, back to you. >> woodruff: judy, i'll take it thank you, susan. we're back with our team at theu table. i think we're hearing amy walter from, you know, we're hearingri from some delegates who's beenwh with donald trump for a longg time, like the gentleman from new hampshire, but others who are newcomers to supportingp donald trump. this is still -- even though. this is donald trump's big night there's still some delegates taking his measure. >> right, it's his convention. it's not yet his party. i thought it was interesting
that the campaign is handing out stickers that don't say trump/pence but they say defeate hillary, support trump. so still the message to this crowd, you may not be completele on board with donald trump, but you can't let hillary clinton win. that's not exactly the kind of message you would think you bring on the final day when you put your candidate out there. i was walking through the hall h and was -- you know, sort of - struck by the fact this is the last night. this is the last night thatni donald trump speaks. there aren't a lot of people walking around with donald trump hats or donald trump/pence buttons. tt's not the kind of thing that you normally see at a conventiov where people are just decked out with paraphernalia from their candidate. >> you know, we don't have a lot much more time to talk now. i want you to hold all of your incredibly brilliant thoughts. i can tell mark was trying to jump in there, because we really want to come back to them and talk about what we expect thisx evening, what we expect to hear from donald trump and what we expect to hear as a result of the things that happened last night. >> woodruff: so we're going to
take a break. we'll be back. special cbs newshour nprnp coverage of the republicanco national convention.al stay with us. we'll be in one minute. >> my favorite convention of all times was 1988 new orleans convention. i had worked really hard.. i was a republican staten chairman, the chairman of ourch delegation. we won in that convention double digits behind governor dukakis. it's amazing to me how confident the convention was. it really felt like we werewe going to win. the acceptance speech from george h.w. bush, may be his best speech ever. >> a president must be many things. he must be a shrewd protector of america's interests, and he must be an idealist for those who move for a more freer and democratic planet. what it all comes down to after all the shouting and the tears is the man at the desk and who should sit at that desk, my
friends, i am that man! >> from the beginning until theu end, that's a convention i've never been -- that's the best convention i've ever been around.co >> ifill: this is the live coverage of the republican national convention from the pbs newshour. i'm gwenn ifill. >> woodruff: i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: a moelt motivational speaker survived a car cras crash -- a motivational speaker survived a car crash is now at the podium. >> as i led the wolverines ontot the field, he blessed me with my beautiful wife, hailey, we walked down the aisle together. he gave me countless other blessings. this very moment for me is a testament to god working all things for the good. [ cheering and applause ] guess who else was told he had a
1% chance? a company that analyzed theh polling for cnn predicted lastct year that donald trump had a 1% chance of winning the republican nomination for president. mr. trump, welcome to the club! [ cheering and applause ] i defied the odds, but i couldn't do it on my own. donald trump can't do it alone either. he needs our help and support. just as michigan was willing to adopt the buckeyes for a cause greater than ourselves, we can unite behind donald trump to make america one again. [ cheering and applause ] now, i want to turn it over to a fellow ohio state graduate who really knows how to unite a team coach bobby knight. [ cheering and applause ]y
>> it's nice to be a part of team trump, working toward making america the greatest there is. as a coach, my main objectiven was to win.wa and i know donald trump will always have winning on his mind. >> ladies and gentlemen, oncen, again, please welcome the g.e. smith band with this evening's special guest, nashville recording artist dave fennelly. >> ifill: ok. this is the part of the evening where we can't hear each other because of the music. >> woodruff: we're lookingoo trying to figure out who is talking. bobby knight, there was a lot of speculation about whether the famousul indiana university basketball coach was going to be here or not.ng he showed up. very brief remarks in a video. someone who is very well known. david brooks, you know, before we went away for the break, wee talked about how, um, you know, some delegates are all the way on board. some of them are half way on
board. are nowhere near in donald trump camp. what is he -- what kind of an audience is going to be greeting him when he speaks? >> bobby knight, kinder, gentl gentler -- they don't have to like him. that's going to be one of thdo arguments. you don't have to like me. there's a lot of richard nixon in what we're about to hear. rich nixon in 1968, the world is blowing apart.ap i'm not the most lovable guy ong the earth. but you need me. m you need me in dark times. and i'm not sure that's going to work. we can talk about it as the night progresses but he's -- he's -- he's conspicuo conspicuously not popular. maybe the family is trying to lighten that load, but it's more like you need me, not you want me. >> ifill: you know, judy and i earlier today got the chance tot sit down to talk to the vice presidential t nominee, mike pence. he talked about some of thesese things and especially what he's experienced -- [ indiscernible ] >> woodruff: he was, i talked to him earlier today and he t expanded on some of the areas
where he agrees and doesn't necessarily agree with donald trumpar, but it gives you a betr sense of the kind of relationship that they're just beginning to develop.. we're going to listen to just a part of that. >> ifill: back for more of it later. >> in your speech last night,, i don't think there were very many dry eyes when you gestured up in the stands to your mother. >> or mine. >> woodruff: and you said youd thanked her and you went ontoo talk about your family, about growing up -- what was that moment like? >> it was very emotional, very emotional. my grandfather immigrated to this country. my mom grew up in a family of immigrants, and just to think that i could walk out on the stage and accept my party's nomination for vice president of the united states and to be able to share that moment with my mother and my wonderful wife and our three children was almost inexpressable.
>> woodruff: speaking of family, the other -- one of the other major speakers last night was senator ted cruz. >> right. >> woodruff: who in saying whyuf he's not endorsing donald trump cited his own family. he said he could not bring himself to support someone who had criticized his wife and his father. and he's referring, of course, to donald trump, saying his father was involved in the assassination of john f. kenne kennedy. do you understand why this is a hard thing for ted cruz? >> senator ted cruz is my friend and i'm glad he came to the republican national convention. i was glad we also heard from marco rubio and chris cristie and great speech from scott walkerm, but i recognize primaries are difficult things. we had a field of outstanding candidates. and primaries get a little bit rough. and it takes some time for people to get beyond thosed things, judy, but i really
appreciate the fact that he came that he congratulated donaldtu trump on winning the republican nomination and then he expresses support for our shared conservative values, and i thinh as time goes on you're going too continue to see more and more republicans, independents andan many democrats rally to thatll cause and we're going to elect donald trump as the nextex president of the united states. >> woodruff: that was mike pence. i talked to him this afternoon trying to get a sense of his -- where he is together and not together with donald trump. mark shields, i was struck thatk he was -- he said he wase optimistic that ted cruz was going to come on board, but it was clear that he was uncomfortable talking about why, the reasons ted cruz gave for not being able to sign onto donald trump right now. >> you're absolutely right. raising the question of complexity -- and what he said
about his father and the assassination of john kennedy which has to be a gaping woundap in any relationship.io it makes it all but impossible. i thought that mike pence made, though, a better case stylisti stylisticly of reaching out instead of for example paul manafort with the back of his hand w and john kasich. you asked him about nato and donald trump disparaging or questioningon [ indiscernible ] they're talking about carrying ohio. they're talking about carrying michigan and wisconsin. that's eastern-american europeans live and vote. they care deeply about russia's domnants and past dominations. >> ifill: we're going to be playing segments of that video, the interview as night goes on we're going to come back and c talk about this. a
welcome to our party! as you've been walking around the halls and talking to people and looking at the way the entire convention played out o this week, what do you come awaa with? >> there are a lot of peopleot here that are really excited about donald tru. i think the things -- the question i have is can he talk to people outside of the hall and get people either who have never seen him or have been turned off by his rhetorich to give him a second look? does he do that tonight? does he double down on the kindk of dark vision we've seen all throughout the week? does he offer something h different? you knowng what's been missing this week is uplift. something uplifting. >> ifill: they've had some excerpts released in advance of his speech. if you look at those, you see a little bit more of the dark side than the uplift. >> painting a very, very dire picture of america. and i think that he's counting on america being so angry and so fearful that they will turn to a strong man to fix it, fifteenf they're not quite sure about
his -- even if they're not quite sure about his qualifications. he's polling in the horse race way above the number of people who think he's qualified to be president. 66% of people think he's not qualified yet he's neck in neck with her here in ohio and almost nationally. >> woodruff: amy walter, is that negative -- that i think botho david and mara referred to it aa nixon harking back to a different time? >> harking back tie different time. that's been his entire messaget, right? harkening back to a differentre time when the world felt different. in 1980, the electorate was much wider. back in 1980, 65% of the electorate was white and workinw class. today it's 36%. so when richard nixon talked about the silent majority, itt was a majority. today, that silent majority is a minority, and that's a difficult path for don't donald trump going forward.g
it is -- for donald trump goingo forward. it is true he's been able to consolidate a group of voters.t they stick with him no matter what. no matter what he says. no matter what he does. they're there with him.e you have a democrat with high unfavorables with a democratic establishment that surrounded her but many of other democrats still not completely sold on h her. so this is still a volatile time. this race is byil no means over. butan he has decided that this race is going to be a carbon copy of a different era and we live in a demographicly different time. and p.s., the president's approval rating is 51%.. this is not 1968. we're not in the middle of vietnam. we're not having riots breaking out in cities all acrosscr america. >> ifill: can i ask you all -- a want to put a question in your heads to think about now the day before -- maybe we'll come back to it at the end ofbe the eveni. are you very ready for this, mark? >> hey.ma >> ifill: ok. looking back on what we were promised this convention would be, would be entertaining, it would be full of stars, it would
be -- showbiz like nothing we've ever seen before. has it measured up so far? >> no. absolutely not! that was something that donaldg trump really oversold. he said i'm going to have a convention with a lot of showbiz not like those old, boring conventions. and he said we're going to have a night of winners and sports celebrities. we've had a few sports celebrities but one of them was something like the 495th ranked lady golfer. and -- >> well, we did have fran tarkinson. >> she was an athlete for nixon. now he's an athlete for -- be h- was an athlete for nixon. -- he was an athlete for nixon. it hasn't -- and as a matter of fact it has been one thing that usually you don't see in conventions. conventions are usuallyu scripted. we say they're info martials. nothing's happened. a -- infomercials. nothing's happened here. it's been chaotic and there's
been technological malfunctionsn it's been really exciting forg journalists. >> it's been one of the worst conventions i've sat in. s in terms of entertainment value, ted cruz was entertaining. melania was entertaining. was stunningly uncreative in i terms of showbiz. he hallowed out the party. the people who know what ordert to put speakers in so people aren't leaving at 10:30, they're sidelined. this ise symptomatic of the way he has not only changed the party but really hallowed it out.d maybe he'll build another party later on, but he's not built that other party yet. >> woodruff: mark, we were reading for weeks that the trump party was having difficultyg getting people to come who they wanted to come. has that been an issue or not? do we know about that? >> i think it's pretty obvious we didn't get the stars. it's classic donald trump. i mean, signed up to go to trumu
university. he gave you a big sales pitch. he gave a big sales pitch. he said the 2012 convention wasn the most portion convention he'e ever seen and that's why he wash going to with all his friends and his great rolodex, he was going to have a big turnout.a it hasn't turned out that way. but it hasn't been scripted. that has been the knock on past conventions. i will just say one -- . >> woodruff: it has been but the scripts haven't been followed.w >> haven't been followed. one thing about richard nixon, he did win in '68 and he did win in '72. >> that's true. >> we talk about the dark, gloomy -- >> it works.s. >> that's why they used him as their template, because it worked. >> richard nixon, there wereth only two americans that won five times for national office andan won four times, richard nixon and franklin roosevelt. >> when you think abouto it the well-known politician who has-k have shown up here like mitch mcconnell and ted cruz even got booed when they came on theen stage. we're now going to go back down to the podium where rachel martin is actually with another
well-known politician who is here and has been on the front line for a long time. rachel? >> reporter: good evening, gwen. i'm joined live on the podium by senator jeff of alabama. senator, thank you so much foror taking your time. first, i want to spend a moment to ask you about senator cruz' speech last night. what was your reaction to that? >> well, i was disappointed. i like ted. we served together. that was a mistake. it would have been time to, you know, really come forward and speak in a more united way, but there's a long time between now and november, but the most m important thing is that there's a good spirit in this hall. a number of the cruz delegates, you know, want to support trumpt now. they know whort won the primary. philosophically, trump's a solid republican on all the major issues, so i think they're going to be -- we're going to see
movement, even among those who are deeply involved in the campaign, but for the average american, um, who was not so personally engaged like thee insiders, they've already moved to trump, and i think it's going to continue in a remarkable way and maybe the most remarkable thing, i think, he's going to get more of the independents and the democrats. >> hao? what's his message to them -- how? what's his message to them? how does he bring them over? >> the key thing that i believe is that people have failed to recognize that the middle-class has been shrinking, scientifically proven fact.al we have fewer people in the middle-class. secondly, middle-income wages have dropped $4,000 since 1999. start over for 17 years, this ii a serious decline in the well-being -- and that's part of the frustrations of the american people. >> what can he do to changeo that? >> what he's talking about is he's talking about that. t he said, wewe
[ indiscernible ] many of which i voted for that have not worked. he's exactly right. i've studied them. also, he said if you bring in more labor than you've got jobsb for, you tend to create unemployment and lower wages,es too. those are two things he's had the courage to stand up against the establishment and articula articulate -- >> is he making a promise he can't keep? are those manufacturing jobs coming back? >> yes, we're losing a lot of jobs on a razor-thin margin. to keep our merge -- our energy costs down and taxes down and regulations down and then have better trade deals. >> better trade deals. senator jeff sessions of alabama we'll leave it there.we back to you, judy and gwen. >> woodruff: thank you, rachel. thank you, senator sessions. one of the things we talked w about tonight is the diversity or lack thraf among the republicans. they're -- or lack thereof among the republicans. we heard from the minister of south carolina. we've just been hearing from
congresswoman marsha blackburn from tennessee who moved up in leadership in the house. right now, we're hearing froma the governor of oklahoma. mary fallin, her name was in the mix for vice president. let's go to the floor to listene to her for just a moment. >> where everyone watches high school football on friday nights and neighbors take care ofak neighbors. we understood poverty. but it wasn't a destiny that was inevitable, we were optimistic about our future and we knew we could succeed with hard work, a good education and faith in god. there weren't very many opportunities for young women but we did have a great roleat model and a woman mayor, my mom. she taught me if i worked hard, i could be anything, and i took that lesson to heart and
eventually became the first female governor of the state of oklahoma.fi [ cheering and applause ] you know, in my community, there was a sense of optimism and determination that our communiti and our country could be better for everyone. and even in a time when the shadow of institutional discrimination fell over much oh our country, there was no shortage of african-american heros, black oklahomans like civil rights leader looper who led sit-ins to successfullyll integrate schools across our state andho winning the fight fr respect and opportunity. [ cheering and applause ] so when i look back at my childhood, my america, i don't see a perfect place, but we were
united by no matter who you were or where you came from, better days were ahead for america. today, i'm afraid we're losing that sense of unity and optimism not just [ indiscernible ] but across this land. our people are afraid. and our spirits are broken. but we can't lose thatse hopelessness and have it become the new normal. and america, we won't! people are longing for there american dream where they can just get a fair shake in life and opportunities to succeed. we must make america one again
and restore the strength of ouro nation. [ cheering and applause ] and it's no secret donald trump is bold, tenacious, courageous and he's an outspoken leader. [ cheering and applause ] and he knows how to create jobs and successful businesses. he has bold ideas and he speaks truth to power. he's a man who will get this country on the right track who believes in peace through i strength and will protect america against radical islamic terrorists who seek to destroy our nation. [ cheering and applause ] our country has unite knighte knighted -- united time and time again on our core values of freedom, individual liberty and
justice for all people, the principles which made our country great, and which it was founded upon, and donald trump, unapologetically, stands for those values.lu [ cheering and applause ] we are one in our belief that america must address national debt, not by increasing taxes but by increasing opportunity. [ cheering and applause ]it we are one in our belief that we must protect our borders and promote fair trade to put american workers first! [ cheering and applause ] and we are one in our belief that we must stand with our allies like israel, a beacon of freedom and democracy in the middle east! [ cheering and applause ]
and we are one in our belief that we must respect and honor our military, our veterans andd law enforcement whose sacrificei keeps us safe and free. [ cheering and applause ] we are one in our belief that every life is precious, regardless of race or class, including the lives of the unborn children!ld [ cheering and applause ] as a party, we don't agree 100% on everything. that's ok. we don't have to. as ronald reagan once said, the person that agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend and an allyd.
we invite every american who believes in these principles and longs for end to division and wants to make america one again to join us in electing donaldl trump as president of the united states! [ cheering and applause ] thank you, may god bless you all. god bless america. [ cheering and applause ] >> woodruff:. >> ifill: governor mary fallin of oklahoma who just finished speaking. we now have susan davis on then floor of the convention talkingo to one of the republican party's spokesmen and obviously one ofvi donald trump's big boosters. susan? >> reporter: i'm on the floor with sean spicer, spokesman for the republican national committee. sean, let's start with party unity.
>> yeah. >> reporter: been a fairly dramatic week. we saw ted cruz last night. what's the mood now on the finan night of the convention? how unified is this party? >> it's not just unified. it's electric and intense. i hope the american people got to see and get a sense of a feeling here people are really excited. >> reporter: what does donald r trump need to do tonight with w this speech? >> two things, i think one is he needs to let out a little bit b more about who he is as a man. a lot of people know who he is. they have seen him on tv. they don't know much about hisis policies or the man behind that you're going to see a lot more of that with ivanka as well, laying out the man he is and the father he is. what he needs to do is lay out those policies and the contrasts with hillary clinton. >> reporter: you know this seems to have rallied the party behind him but there's still a lothe of swing voters ad undecided voters in this country. what does he need to say tonight to make it clear to them that he's the right choice? >> well, i think his speech is going to touch on the issues ani the challenges that the countryt faces. and how a trump presidency would affect those and bring us to make america a stronger country.
>> reporter: we head out of cleveland, what should donald trump do next? >> enjoy this amazing convention and get ready to win in november because that's where we're headed. this'll be a sharp contrast to what we'll see next week in philadelphia. >> reporter: great, thank you sg much, sean.e >> you bet. >> woodruff: susan davis, thank you. it's interesting, sean spicer is a spokesman of the republican party himself is saying donald trump needs to tell us more about who he is and give more of a positive reason, david brooks, to support him. so the party is acknowledgingno there's work to be done tonight. >> yeah, maybe ivanka will do that. i doubt donald trump will do that. what we've seen, some of the best speeches have been from the kids, but they have -- it's bee' interesting, some have been quite touching. i thought tiffany's was quite touching but not too personal.r when they talk about what their dad did for them, it was he urged me to get better grades. he urged me to succeed in business. he urged me to become the junior entrepreneur of the year and
make six figures. it's very professionally focu focused. that's always been his reputation. you have to think after all of these speeches, that's just the reality of who the guy is he's a very public figure, a very business figure. he's just not an intimate, warm and cuddly figure.g mitt romney four years ago was a guy who did genuine missionin work. he did genuine mentoring work. that's not who donald trump is, and pretending that is who success and running a campaign based that fiction would be a foolish error.se they're not that dumb. >> ifill: one of the interesting subtext of this entire convention is people wrestlingpe on what to do with their former loyalties. lisa dez dins is on the floor now talking -- desjardins is ong the floor now talking to a current trump supporter who started out somewhere else, lisa? >> desjardins: joining me is jessica fernandez of the florida delegation. you're the youngest member ofmb the florida delegation? >> i am. i am. it's an honor to be here representing millennials in thea state of florida. >> desjardins: you're hispanic and the head of the young republicans for miami? >> yes.
>> desjardins: you didn'trd originally support donald trump. you're a marco rubio supporter? >> right. >> desjardins: i know some in the hispanic community, your friends and family, have doubtse about donald trump. do you still have doubts? how do you get other hispanics to support him? what do you need to do? >> today, i'm looking forward to him having a unifying message to the republican party. mr. trump in his business and private dealings has reallyea shown he's an inclusive guy a guy that likes to get deals done. i don't see him alienating people. i think sometimes his plain-spokenness comes across am maybe offensive but i think that you know, it's because he's not a politician. he's challenging the status quo with his rhetoric. it's really gotten everyone's e attention, including mine. >> desjardins: did anything he say offend you? >> me? not personally. >> desjardins: do you feelyo people here illegally should be deported? >> absolutely. we're a country that's of lawof and order. my family came here legally.
immigrants who came here legally don't want 11 million or 30 million illegal immigrants to be here without the proper p documentation.at i don't think policy of mass deportation will be effective i think we need to come up with something, a solution, i'll leave that to those higher than me to come upn with a solution.. we need to figure out a solution because the current system where they have this influx of immigration is not working.mi >> desjardins: what does donald trump need to say, though, to other hispanics that doesn't understand them and he believes that perhaps he's even against them? what does he need to say to them? >> i think that he needs to say that, you know, this is a country that's going to embrace people who want to work hard and follow the law. this is a time right now in this convention, you know, even for people that were not originallyi on his team saying he's going to unify the party.if he needs to communicate a message of unification. that's the most important thing.
that's the most thing i'm looking forward to tonight.to >> desjardins: you're the youngest member, also unspoken, has anyone said to you, i can't believe you're voting for donald trump? how's that work? >> i think one of the most beautiful things about this country is evenfu though we migt not agreet with each other there's respect. my sister is not on the trump train yet. i'm hoping to convince her, but, you know, i think, as this process moves along, i think i trump is getting more presidential, so i'm really excited to hear him. i'm really excited to hear from peter thiel, the first openlye gay republican to address this body. i'm really excited.al >> desjardins: jessica fernandez youngest delegate from florida. back to you, judy and gwen. >> woodruff: thank you, lisa. i think we're hearing right now an immigrant theme. the delegates were listening tii korean-american optometrist who talked about her parents comingd to the united states legally,
and what the blessings of this country were. and then she veered into a lot of discussion about how hillary clinton will take the country in the wrong direction. >> ifill: i think what we just heard from jessica is something we don't hear often enough. there's a reason why donald trump is doing so well.al that's because he does appeal to young voters like jessica who you might expect to not be moved by his message but who are. a lot of immigrants, amy walters say, listen.e you don't want anyone else to come here illegally. i came here legally and they're taking my jobs! >> sure. from all the voters i talked tol on the trail, sitting in focus groups, the one thing you getu from people who want to supportp donald trump or who are supporting trump or thinkingr about supporting him is he's a great businessman, all right? they talk all the time he's been so successful in business.ss he can do it here. and, yet, we're going to see a candidate who is coming out talking about law and order and he's talking about a scary, dangerous world. that's not necessarily what people were buying into when he first came onto the scene. i don't know if that's what thas
delegate was attracted to as well. oh, i know he's going to be the guy that's going to restore -- . >> woodruff: she liked rubio first apparently and came backnt to the trump train as she calls it. >> right. >> i think he's going to talk about the dallas/baton rouge movement the primary anxieties in this country are economic anxieties, not criminal anxieties. the crime ratesna in new york ae at historic lows. that's true around the country. the immigrants, you know, latino voters, you know, george w. bush, john mccain, those guys are running 30% or 40% of latino votes. trump is around 18%, 19%, he's doing quite poorly.it >> woodruff: if the crime rate is doing better, that's not what one will get from the sense ofse donald trump's speech tonight. this is a picture of america at a fearful time where we had hoped it would have gone away. >> ifill: something that caught my eye in a new pew report is
you mention the economy comparing trump voters to clinton voters, 80% of the clinton voters say economy isco the number one issue. 90% of trump voters say economy is the main issue. that's getting through as well.. >> what's really interesting is he put immigration at the top of his list, because he understandd that immigration is an economic and a security issue. and he uses it as both. they're taking away our jobs and killing us, literally.t that's what he says. >> woodruff: all right, wegh talked earlier tonight about the interview i did today with donald trump's runningmate, governor mike pence of indiana. we ran a little bit of it a little while ago.le now we're going to turn to a section of the interview where e talked to him today about donalu trump's foreign policy issues .. let me ask you about foreignor policy. donald trump said if russia attacked one of the small baltic nations, latvia, he would come
to their aid only afterr reviewing their commitment to nato, whether they fulfill their obligations to us, as he put it. this is a departure not only from republican party views but from what is really mainstream foreign policy thinking in this country. it's been supported by a majority of american presidents going back to "i'm told "harry truman. what do you say today to the citizens of the nato countries about whether the u.s. will come to their aid. >> donald trump made it clear in that interview that america will stand by our allies and uphold our treaty obligations includini the mutual defense agreementag that is nato.to what donald trump has also said -- and quite apart from the fact thatd america keeps itsit word -- and you can tell donald trump keeps his word -- but what we're also going to do is say to our allies around the world, asd we face $19 trillion in national debt that it's time for them to start to pay their fair share. we provide an enormous amount of resources, particularly withh
regard to military resources, to countries all over the world, and in many cases, those countries are not compensatingar the american taxpayer for the commitment that we're making to their security.. >> woodruff: doesn't this inject a note of doubt about whether the u.s. will be there when they need to be? >> judy, i don't read the "new york d times" every day." i think he said we will absolutely -- is the word he used -- absolutely stand by our allies and standta by our treaty obligation . but that's not -- it's -- it's a separate question. it's just as important that we don't continue to burden the taxpayers of america with these commitments all across the globe. that we say unto other countriet with whom we stand in solidarity in their defense and the defense of their freedom that we need to you partner with us. i mean, it's been a long timee since nato was created, and i also think donald trump has spoken very or wisely about the need to rethink the mission of
nato. it was a cold war alliance but now we face in many ways a more asymmetrical threat with thewi rise of islamic radical terrorism and rethinking nato'sn mission and its ability to front that threat to our freedom is just as important. >> ifill: that was judy'su interview, of course, as mike pence, the vice presidenttialnt nominee, spoke with her.ok this is a music interlude.ud forgive any noise and distraction while we're talking. i was interested in listening to how well mike pence managed to continue his argument of equating foreign policy with economic policy. everything he's asked about is,s well, they ought to pay for it, and we're going to be their allies. >> donald trump sees everything as a business transaction. interesting thing about that in the "new york times" article, hr was saying it's costing us too much money. they're not paying their fair share, but -- and he said, wait, we're
treatdy -- treaty-obligated. it doesn't matter if they pay up or not. we have ate treaty. and he said, well, it costs toos much money.h we have a big debt. we can't afford this he sees everything through the prism ofe i can make a better deal. we have to be renegotiated. um, that's his world view. >> you know, i -- i was reading through the 1968 nixon speech. in that speech, he says something very similar.ve he talks about the time has come for other nations in the free world to bear their fair share of the burden of defending peace and freedom in the world. this is not a new concept but richard nixon says that in his speech. well, i don't want to be an isolationist but he does say i want people to think -- look, il think the one piece of this trump has going for him, there are a lot of people in this country that don't understandat what nato is that's true.. that's the establishment. he needs to explain what it's there for, why we need it, what the pay obligations are fromfr certain countries and why whenn there's a vacuum, america needs
to be there to fill it. >> woodruff: mark shields, you were saying s 15 or 20 minutes ago -- when we first heard from governor pence there's a domestic/political dimension to all of this as well as the internationalal treaty obligati. >> absolutely. we're talking about polish-americans and ukrainia ukrainian-americans and latvia latvian-americans, especially within 20 minutes of where we w sit tonight in cuyahoga county, ohio and lucas county, ohio, toledo, and we're talking about large concentrations of americans. this was a great debate aboutt whether the small baltic states ought to become part of nato and the people who preveiled weren't thewe democratic liberal left.ti it was, in fact, the muscular interventionnist republicans. they've been relegated in this -- relevant in this campaign. george bush's political philosophy and foreign policyl was confronted by donald trump who accused him on the eve of the south carolina debate of
having known that saddam hussein had no weapons of mass destruction. so his very domination is a discrediting of the position that had made the case for the expansion of nato to the baltica countries and the responsibility the united states assumed. >> i want to say something about that this has been ann internationalist party for years and years. this is a party that -- this is a party that cheered george bush's second inaugural on freedom around the world. t you go back to dwight he has en -- eisenhower and suddenly you have a guy -- charles lindbergh's anti-intervention world war ii a policy. have they really all changed their minds all at once? the pollings suggest and especially outside of the o republican party, they have not. they're suppressing that right now.. his foreign policy and what he said, david was saying, doesn'te represent the views of mostws republicans or most americans. >> ifill: one of the most interesting things i saw in that article is he talked to jim baker and henry kissinger.
that's what he learned, he said, well, knowledge. we need to take a short break. this is special pbs newshour and npr coverage of rnc. >> sreenivasan: hi, i'm hari sreenivasan with an update on today's nonconvention news.nt the truck attack that killed 84 people may have been in the works for months. mohammed drovet truck into the crowds on bastille day. officials said today he had images to the site and related images on his phone dating back a year. the state of florida will investigate why police shot and wounded an unarmed black man in north miami monday. behavioralist charles says he was trying to bring back an autistic patient who wandered w into the street on cell phone video, he's on his back with his hands up identifying himself before he shot. police say they had reports of a suicidal man with a gun. we'll send it back now to
cleveland with gwenn ifill and judy woodriffe -- woodriffe ru ruff -- ru ruff -- >> woodruff: if you are just joining us this is a special live coverage of the republican national convention from npr and the pbs newshour. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: i'm gwen ifill. we have two nominees. donald j. trump and mike pence the presidential nominee and vice presidential nominee. we are building up to the big speech finally. we are trying to figure out exactly what he will have to say. >> woodruff: it's a little morei
than an hour away.w this is the big night. gwen, we have built up the last three nights. controversy here and there. there has been high drama on the floor of the convention.n a unified group of delegates one point or another. they have criticized hillary clinton. we're justci a little more thann hour away from hearing from the man, himself. let's welcome all of us in the booth. we are here with david brooks of the new york times.rk mark shields, sara from ncr, glad to have you with us. >> you have covered donald trump for some time now. building up to this big night what do we expect?? >> donald trump is expected to outline his vision for the country. he's to talk about the campaignc we should expect and how he will conduct himself in the campaign.
that's a concern of republicansp a lot of the speech we expect it to really deal with foreign policy, security concerns, a lot of the issues he has been talking about on the campaign trail the last couple of weeks and more. >> ifill: you have covered his campaign, how do they view this speech? is this the end all be all or one more thing they have to do to get to november?em >> it's a big moment. this is something that, i thinkk it's worth stepping back to remember. no one predicted a year ago. even donald trump himself said he didn't predict how quickly he would rise.d the way he would dominate the polls. this is the culmination of months and months of campaigning. it's a night that perhaps donalh trump is surprised he's here. certainly surprised a lot of people. >> ifill: when you think about: it now, surprising you coveringn him. you think we will stop a moment
and take a listen of the republican of the republican partyp reince preibus. >> to some people america is just another country. to republicans america is the greatest nation on earth.ar we don't apologize for america. we celebrate america. [ applause ] >> at every level. republicans stand for aspiration and achievement. we stand for peace and prosperity. we stand for freedom and fairness. these values have inspired people the world over.e ever since we won our freedom two centuries ago, these values fueled the sacrificed for freedom across the world. these values spurred the fight for equality in birmingham and selma.
it's clear the republican party is the only party willing to fight for the values and leadea american to greatness in the 21st century. [ applause ] >> you see the dirty secret that democrats don't want you to know, they're the same party doing the same old thing. next week they are going to trot out this same old democrats with the same old message, running the same old candidate. we are the partyd of new ideasd and a changing, faster world than ever before. [ applause ] >> democrats depend on super delegates and bureaucrats to sneak an agenda through the back door. we are the party of the grassroots. we honor what the voters say. democrats want to put labor union bosses in charge of our schools, limit our choices and feed our kids a steady diet of
the left wing propaganda.o we know every child matters ine the classroom is not an assembly line. it's time to give the power bacw to parents and embrace school choice, equip our children with the skills they need for college, career, and life. [ applause ] >> democrats want healthcareh choices in the hands of politicians. we want healthcare choices in the hands of patients. democrats want washington to impose a one size fits all policy on everybody. we say an independent people deserve individual solutions. what separates republicans from democrats is our belief in better. we believe in better schools. a better healthcare system.sy a better economy that rewardsd
hard work no matter where or when you punch the clock.lo most of all we believe in a better chance at the american dream for everyone. the republican party will not stop until that becomes a reality. and that's why we need to stop hillary clinton. a clinton presidency only meansm more deaths, more obamacare, and more hard working families never seeing a raise. if hillary clinton is given the chance she will stack the deck with the supreme court with activists, left wing judges who will treat the constitution like a doormat. you can kiss your gun rights goodbye if she ever finds her
way into the white house. in foreign policy a clinton presidency means forgetting our friends and enabling our enemies. just look, just look at her disastrous iran nuclear deal. lining the pockets of the world's number one state sponsor of terrorism with your money. while abandoning our greatest ally in the middle east, the nation of israel. it was on her watch isis began b to spread their wings of evil over the middle east. she has spent the last 16 months looking into the eyes of the american people and lying about how recklessly she jeopardized the american people, our nation security with her secret e-mail server. sheai lied.e she lied over and over and over
and over. she lied. >> she lied. audience: lock her up! >> perhaps, perhaps -- perhapspe worst of all, perhaps worst of all hillary clinton has perfected the art of politics for personal gain. she reads ethics rule as carefully as americans read their junk mail.ma just look at her track record. she used her post as secretary of state to grease the wheels for democrat lobbyists, specialists and political insiders connected to the corrupt clinton machine. her family tpoufrpblgs took
millionses of dollars in donations from countries notorious for human rights abuses and funding money to ran callous lamb i can terrorists. for hillary clinton the ovalva office is just another cash cow. well, i have one word for all of this hypocrisy and corruption, enough. americans have hadpt enough of a government that plays favorite to the well connected.n they have had enough of the clintons excuses, cronyism and cover ups. they have had enough of the corrupt deals. americans have had enough! >> this election, this election is our chance to stop it and donald trump is the right man to lead that charge.
[cheers and applause] >> you all know, he's brought millions of new voters in our party. he is listening to americans anxious about a country which has lost it's way. donald trump wants to bring jobs back from over seas and holdol companies that want to send them abroad accountable. he's finally going to stop illegal immigration and make sure our government putsts american citizens first. working families, working families are the life blood of our country. we can't thrive as a nation unless they're thriving. a lost them haven't seen a bigger pay check in a very long time. donald trump wants to makelo suk you can pay the mortgage, put gas in the car, and buy new
clothes for the first day of school. donald trump is committed toru hitting terrorists hard and making the safety of every man, woman, and child in america his number one priority. no more negotiating with terrorists. if they want to take us down, we're going to take them down. [cheers and applause] >> and he will protected the second amendment, and every other right guaranteed in thent constitution by approving and a pointing conservative justices to the supreme court. and importantly he's going to protect the lives of the unborn. so, i have a message to america. hold on, help is coming.
with donald trump and mike pence, america is ready for a comeback after almost a decadeec of clinton/obama failures. i want to close by telling you a little known story of american greatness. william newtson was a danish immigrant working in a shipyards and living in a boardinghouse. he numeric promised limitless opportunities. was determined to make the mostt of it. he developed his talents for industrial engineering and worked his way up in general motors. by 1937 the president of the company. in 1940 the government asked him to get america's factories on aa work time footing instead of cars and trucks, americas great mamanufacturers were proudly making tanks and planes. for this enormous responsibility he was paid one dollar per year. he didn't do it for the money.
he was motivated by a duty to keep america free from tierney. he set aside a job to help save the world. at the end of the war a war official department officiale told him he have never done anything for yourself. you have only done for yourou country. you have never spared yourself. like william newtson we can'tn spare ourselves either.i economic freedom, belief in the american dream, strong defense, putting country first. those values are under assault from hillary clinton and the rest of the testimony krat i can party. life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness isn't a tag line for a bumper sticker.mp it's our american legacy.ic it's our respongessibility to save it and strengthen it for our children and grand children. listen, god didn't put us here by accident.
this is our moment to set a new course for an america, strong and confident as we have ever been. let's stand united as republicans. let's stop hillary clinton. let's get to work and let's elect donald trump president. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> god bless you. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> woodruff: chairman of the republican party.ha thebl man technically and theoretically in charge of this convention. the republican national convention. the republican committee puts it in on. he's reince preibus. gwen, talking about someone coaster. roller think about what this party has been through.
>> ifill: i didn't think he had it in him. he has had to make people comfortable and pull together a party. talking about unit, sara from npr, it seems that was one of the toughest relationships to build. donald trump and the chairman om the party.th they spent a lot of timeim building the relationship. >> it's been a process i would say. that's just -- not just thehe chairman of the republican parti but factions of the republican party. it'sli taken a long time for ths to happen and get to this point. one thing i have chronicled is the discomfort republicans have. i have heard it over and over again on the campaign trail this year. donald trump has said things they haven't heard from politicians before.be a lot of discomfort. the thing i hear more and more as i talk to voters, republican
leading voters. there are issues with donaldt trump but they're more uncomfortable with hillaryta clinton. that's the line from many republicans. >> ifill: the heart of everye speech in this campaign. >> woodruff: the one line or 99 lines in every speech that gets the attraction.io mark shields, it is still, we have to sit here and take a breath for a minute. thinking 13 months ago donaldo trump came down the escalator of trump tower in new york. he was written off by so many people. mark's hand goes up. low and be hold here we are. >> yes.>> i didn't know he was done then.e i knew he was done when he said john mccain, he didn't admire john mccain being captured. i know that would sink him. of course, it did.i what strikes me is we're here listening to reince preibus,
paul ryan and ron johnson the embattled senate from wisconsin. -- for 32 years.a yet the dominant republican figures from there. ron johnson persuaded to come down and speak to the convention, returned home too find out that two million dollars in addition in supporto of his candidacy were pulled by the coke brothers politicalth action committee. nice reward for showing up in cleveland to support the ticket. a tough race with russ feigngold. >> woodruff: they think he can'r win. >> yes. woodruff: amy walter. >> at the beginning of 2013, i guess it was.
at the rei republican national committee winners meeting. they said they did a look at 2012. they came out with something, they dubbed an autopsy and looked at everything that went wrong in 2012. why they didn't win. they said it was simple. a demographic spiral. s we're not doing well enough witt younger voters, non white voters and women. >> ifill: let'sen interrupt you. theer trumps are arriving at the arena here tonight. sorry, continue. >> just thinking back to that time. it's easy what they have to do.. where they started was about policy. they said it's when we tell people we don't want them, like them, they don't look like us they don't listen to what very to say. to see reince up there it's striking.
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>> rachel martin is on the podium here at the republican national convention. day four, the fourth and final day. it all leads up to the big night with a speech by donald trump. -- donald trump -- coming up in the next portion of the event. tonight we will hear from peter thiel. he's ape founder of paypal.y he is also the first openly gay man to address the rnc. we will also hear from ivanka trump. she will introduce her father, donald trump tonight. when trump takes the stage the
focus is on law and order. he believes he's the one to steer america into the future. that's all coming up. you're watching special coverage from npr and pbs newshour. i'm rachel martin, stay with us. >> coverage of the republican national convention from npr and the pbs newshour. n >> ifill: behind us is peter thiel. hepe started paypal. he's one of the few trump silicon valley supporters.p he has something to say tonight. let's listen.ht >> -- costs more every year. meanwhile wallstreet bankers inflate bubbles in everything from government bonds to hillary clinton speaking fees. >> our economy is broke en.
if you're watching me right now you understand this better than any politician in washington dc. you know this isn't the dream we looked forward.ok to back when my parents came too america looking for that dream they found it right here in cleveland. [ applause ] >> they brought me here as a one-year-old. this is where i became an american. opportunity was everywhere. my dad studied engineering at case western reserve university just down the road from where we are now. because in 1968, the world's high-tech capitol wasn't just one city. all of america was high-tech. it's hard to remember this but our government was once high-tech too. when i moved to cleveland
defense research was laying the foundations for the internet, thet apollo program was about to put a man on the moon. it was neil armstrong from right here in ohio. the future felt limitless. but today our government is broken. our nuclear bases still use floppy discs. our newest fighter jets can't even fly in the rain.. it would be kind to say the government's software works poorly because much of the time it doesn't even work at all. that is a -- that is a staggering decline for the country that completed the manhattan project. we don't accept such in competence in silicon valley,le and we must not accept it from our government. [ applause ]
>> and instead of going to mars we have invaded the middle east. we don't need to see hillary clinton's deleted e-mails. herrin competence is in plane pn sight. she -- she pushed for a war in libya and today it's a training ground for isis. on this most important issue donald trump is right. it's time, it's time to end the e.r.a. of stupid wars and rebuild our country. >> when i was a kid, the great debate was about how to defeat the soviet union.so we won. now we are told, now we are told the great debate is about whoho gets to use which bathroom. this is a distraction from our
real problems.al who cares. [cheers and applause] >> of course every american has a unique identity. i am proud to be gay. i am proud to be a republican. but most of all i am proud to be an american! [cheers and applause] >> audience: usa! >> i don't pretend to agree with every plank in our party's platform but culture wars distract us from an economic decline. nobody in this race is being
honest about it except donaldc trump. while it's fitting to talk about who we are. today it's more important to remember where we came from. for me that is cleveland.e the righ -- and the bright futut promised. when tkob ald trump asked us to make america great again. he's not suggesting us to the past. he's running to lead us to a bright future. tonight i urge all of my fellowo americans to stand up and vote for donald trump. [cheers and applause] >> thank you, thank you very much. thank you. >> woodruff: peter thiel, probably the first person. to come to a podium at a republican national convention to declare himself openly gay. and why are we talking about
transgender bathrooms.tr what a surprise, ron, welcome. >> thank you, gwen. g i thought it was a surprise. s i'm not sure how many people p cheered to answer the retore cal question of who cares. maybe they cheered they do care. others approved of the retore cal question as say we don't need fake kulgt ra cultural iss. >> ifill: he said i'm gay and an american. amy walker. >> in 2004 in this very state the issue that many people thought put george bush over the top was gay marriage. a wedge issue that helped americans defeat john kerry. only 12 years later and republicans cheering someone who comes out, it shows how quickly the culture shift has been on this issue. even within this party where i think that's been the one issue
that you have not seen the kind of divisiveness as on immigration. >> woodruff: you see it at a state level. clearly the state of north carolina, david brooks andd discussing transgender and acceptance. there are elements of the republican party, much in the south, but other parts of the country uncomfortable. >> yes. it's nice to see an actual billionaire speaking tonight. yes it's degeneration al.er they do a list of tv shows democrats watch and reif you i will cans watch.an one was "modern family." two things are true. first generation alley. very conservative, evangelicals more accepting. second, i forgot my second
point. i think they're sick of basically fund raising politics. the transgender bathroom is a fund raising politics. it's a way to get money to certain organizations. there is a diminishment -- >> would i argue with. that i would say the issue has putas the republicans on the defensive and divided them in north carolina. think it's a good, really a good chance a democrat will win the governorship in north carolina. if the republican is in embattled. today coach of duke, not a politically active creature came out and said this was silly. the north carolina law on this subject. >> woodruff: they said theyhe won't -- >> theyhe moved the all-star gae from charlotte.om >> woodruff: that has economic
consequence. >> the other line he used in his speeches. must end stupid wars. the e.r.a. of stupid wars. that's pretty strong about american foreign policy and national security. >> woodruff: when he said we'rew invading the middle east. he's talking about a republican president. >> yes. ifill: the core is the anti- hillary. the core of every speech is that. ron, we were talking about the ballot races. r are we paying close attention tt what is happening here. people are excited about donald trump and the issues.p what about issues like governor and senate races? >> the senate races are the big focus for 2016. most governorships are off cycle. they don't want to compete for money. the senate races you have like a third of the senate every two years that has to stand. two-thirds of the seats this time are republican seats.ea
seats they have to win after defending them in 2010. the democratic seats only one looks vulnerable in nevada. a vacancy. the others look good for the democrats. for the republicans the seatsea look to expanded. missouriit will be tough to holm and pick a supreme court nomination. >> woodruff: amy walter, someone who watches this alot, how much is the trump campaign worried about it. >> i don't think the trump campaign is thinking about thisi it's interesting.'s it's the big donors, the many sitting out the presidential race are thinking about this.s what they're happy about, when i talk to republicans investingub and involved in senate races, donald trump is an eye land to himself. he's not the republican brandr
is. this a trump party or republican parties? he's the face of donald trump.do they are not. democrats will spend the next few months making the linkin between them. now voters make a distinction between the republican senator and donal donald trump. they don't see d them interchangeable. in 2008 obama brought in a bunca of democrats. 2008 was as much about barack obama and against bush. this is not happening now.ng it's a democratic administration. >> ifill: the unifying thing is against not exactly for, david. i wonder as we look at this and this convention especially, whether it feels like the trump campaign or republican committee is getting sea legs now. the message, not so much staying
on time or overtime, but the message is more coherent. >> i'm not sure the anti- clinton message is coherent. switch to law and orderer is a shift. we have heard about parents p losing kids. that's a predicate to what we're about to hear.to the line amy used that trump is a sea or island to himself. -- was here and said it's a personality code. he is his own thing. people can come onboard. even the pence fit isn't quite close. >> ifill: an air kiss last night instead of a true embrace. >> yes. he's the nominee but he's onlynl close to his family and close to himself. extraordinarily close to himself as a matter of fact. so, i do think that, that is one of the things i take away. the party isn't a normal partyar
right now. maybe it will get to be that. the connection of the operative and other candidates, philosophy of the party. >> woodruff: mark shields. >> i would say this, it's fare to observe over the past half century the two parties are looking for a type. republicans are always looking for a new reagan. the democrats always looking foo a new john kennedy. the search for a new ronaldd reagan is over.ag the governor of oklahoma quoted ronald reagan "when someone is with us 80% of the time it's our friend and ally. it's not a 20% enemy or trait o" it got no applause. >> woodruff: you know why? fred cruz. >> absolutely.b that's the sense. there isn't the sense of the collision. so important. it's indicative of both parties politics. it's more of you have to believe
these eve things in order to be a democrat, these 13 things to be a republican. the spirit of ronald reagan, the spirit of someone with us 80% of the time to be valued. it's not there. >> woodruff: i hear you talkinga about the ballot races, house, senate, governors. whether and how they're connected. how much they're heard or not. we have seen presidents in modern american political history who didn't pay a lot of attention, not political animalm and we saw the consequences of that. ween have seen presidents who didn't do a lot of campaigning for other members of the party. they didn't have a great relationship with the party. w it ended up being difficult. >> jimmy carter seemed to run against many democratic senators during his administration. that's why it was brief and one term in length. there are many things that set
donald trump apart. it's a catalog. reading over the remarks for today, the advance copy. it seems to be a stream of consciousness. it's prepared remarks but it's lead to get impromptu speaker he is so good at and expect he will do during his speech tonight. >> we're talking about close relationships with presidents. president obama doesn't have the most warm embrace of democratic members of congress. >> woodruff: he has campaigned c for some. >> he has campaigned and raised money. >> woodruff: he has a warmr embrace with the vice president. >> i would question those in congress who have gotten a call from the president in the last two months or six months. >> ifill: does anyone have the number. >> i hear what youfi do.
members even in the senate who say i have never gotten a call from the president on any issue >> woodruff: these are democrats. >> these are democrats. ifill: let me ask you about what we're about to see tonight. we will hear from donald trumpum at some length. in advance we will hear from another one of his children. this one, the one he seems to be the closest ivanka.se she is number one, the campaign adviser, a business woman. they seem to be very, very close. the joule in the crown, yes, ron. maybe we will hear what everyone is longing for. the personal anecdote. the why my dad is more than just what you read in the paper. what do you think.u >> she is the one to do it. i i think they v we gather they have shown evidence that they have thehe closest and most personal, warm relationship. donald trump has and has had. she seems to be the person who
is himself projected into theo next generation. the paradigm of what donald trump thinks of him being. >> from what i see from her remarks. she will speak about aspects of his father's personality and what he has done that people don't know about to humanize him and bring him, being -- making him more empathetic. >> that's interesting.e i heard that yesterday from don junior. >> no other side. ifill: there is no other side to the story. thank you for taking us to this point. it will be a interesting end ofr the evening. hang in there with us for. that. >> woodruff: we will have towi take a break right now.ow as we have been. remaining you this is special pbs newshour and npr coverage of the republican convention in cleveland, ohio.ev we will be back in one minute.
>> john barasso u.s. senator from wyoming. the convention where ronald reagan came back to give his final speech. it was a remarkable time where you know people in the convention halls were yo ruckus usually. it was so quiet we could hear the breathing as ronald reagan would speak. >> whatever history will say about me when i am gone. i hope it records i appealed top your best hopes, not your worst fears, your confidence not your doubts. is you will travel the road ahead with liberty lambs guiding your steps and
opportunity arm's steadying your way. >> onceo again bestilling the crowd. basically an in station for the future of the country. >> woodruff: if you are just joining us thisf is live covere ofv the national republican convention for pbs newshour and npr. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: i'm gwen ifill. we sat down with michael flynn earlier today. t a high profile supporter of donald trump. he came by our booth earlier to talk about donald trump and foreign policy. >> woodruff: general flynn, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. ifill: you maybe aware -- the interview, exactly what donald trump said if he was
elected. the royalty to allies especially defending allies in the balkansl what is your interpretation what had he had to say? >> i appreciate you having me on. i know there is a lot of background noise at thet convention this. is great. i hope your listeneres can hear me. this is a really important issue. nato was created post world war ii for essentially to defeat communism over the last half century of the 20th century. we're in the second decade of the 21st century.en we're facing an array of very complex -- many not only on the boarders of the nato nations bus also around the world today. with radical islam rise, the rise of organized crime, and the challenges we have with large
state activities. nato -- the assumptions that nato was built upon must be revisited. the issue that donald trumpru brought up was about resources.s if only four countries out of the dozens part of nato are paying their bills why should these countries not pay -- p >> woodruff: one of the other points in the times interview mentioning turkey. donald trump made it clear that he thinks what president therent is doing is just fine. are you comfortable with -- the democratic values you see the president exhibiting in turkey? >> our president now has a great relationship with turkey's w president. they have ake relatively warmm relationship. i would say that choices, the situation in turkey is still so
fluid. there are challenges right nowle as we see them unfold the last 24 hours, the last 48 hours. i think what we have to do is let this play out and see what s is happening. h i do believe that the coo failed and the president is in charge of the country. what the united states must do now is figure out how to have a relationship with the currentla leader of turkey.ad our number one priority is the safety and security of americans based there in our military forces and americans just traveling there. >> your candidate, donald trump, has said many times he wants to wipe out isis and he can do it dropping a bomb. will that involve americans on the ground in iraq and syria. >> i think we have to declare war against radical islam. >> what does that mean. >> we have to take away their sanctuary. this isn'tir about, everyone was to know boots on the ground.
how many boots do we need. two years ago, two years ago the united states had 175 u.s. soldiers, military personnel in iraq. today we have over 6000 -- roughly ten thousand back in 2011 to keep this problem down. the president said for political reasons no we're filling up. now we're almost back to that level. what it shows is we have no strategy. what we have to do is discredit the ideology and create what i call the new 21st century alliance. bringing in the arab nations too do some of these things. >> i want to button that up by saying what donald trump saying the philosophy is america firstr it's putting that getting involved and eliminating isis i- >> that's why we have to get the
arab nations to step up and do far more, right now we're not n doing. you, we have had no, the conversations that we have -- such a low level. there is so much angst and concern about what the u.s. relationship is with iran. because of the iranian nuclear deal. i travel in thear region, i know these guys. they don't know the direction the united states is going. >> ifill: general, i didn't hear an answer to my question. in order to do what you'reyo talking about. americans can be expected to commit blood and -- >> we have. ifill: -- continue in larger numbers? >> i -in think we have to look t what it is we want to achieve. then how do we organize not only ourselves in this country but how do we organize the middle east to take care of this
disease in the islam is ideology. >> woodruff: general flynn, thank you for being with us. >> you are great. thank you for having me on the show. >> woodruff: that was ours conversation with michael flynn. a few minutes go our reporter lisa desjardins with the north w carolina delegates responding who whate they heard a few minutes ago. >> yes when the founder of pay pal spoke about -- not needing to debate things like bathroom laws. the delegates of north carolina they -- they recently passed a controversial law. they go to a bathroom dictated by theoo gender on their birth certificate. some are threatening to boycott
the state. north carolina delegates were offended. they say this was about unit. why did one of donald trump speakers go oust his way to go over our state. now we know he had a message to convey, that message offended the the delegates of north carolina. gwen andro lisa. >> ifill: combat pay for you on the floor right now. i wonder if it's controversial. he didn't mention north carolina specifically. >> yes, it's a democracy. this is one of the most strange and forthright examples of democracy. you expect that. i think this is a party that is trying so hard to talk about unit. i didn't have to bring it up with the delegates of north carolina. they said to me, we thought tonight was to be about unit.
we feel like the speaker hand picked by mr. trump went after us. will they feel this way tomorrow? who knows. this was minutes after the speech. again it goes to the idea that something is against the grain for the theme of the republicanp party tonight. >> woodruff: lisa, brings up,s what is going on now the transition and the thinking of americans, generational. about issues of lgbt and other social issue questions. q mark, this is what she is -- i'm sure some delegates were comfortable with what peter thiel said. clearly some are not. >> i'm sure they aren't. probably the majority are. reflecting the american people on the issue.ss the key point is this, judy. at a convention every speech is vetted. every speech. every word in every speech.
so, if in fact, one of two things. that was vetd and approved and there was an awareness or indifference to north carolina republicans who are embattled on the issue in the, one of the two states, correct me if i'm wrong, amy, that barack obamacare he'd in 2008 and mitt romney carried in 2012. a real battleground state.st you don't want to ruffle feathers. >> ifill: that's what you said s few minutes ago. donald trump doesn't care about the ballot races. that's not his concern.n he has many times in interviewed, ron -- somete interest in lgbt issues. >> absolutely. on some degree he's on both sides of the issue. one person's unity. is another person's anti.
what message do you want toto send? donald trump in his speech hase to come down on one side or another. i have a notion. i think he will be on peter thiel's side. i think that signify what's mark said a louing this particular speech. donald trump is worried about north carolina or should be. even if he doesn't care aboutar the governor and the senator he wants to carry the state.e. he doesn't want to loose it as john mccain did in 2008. >> woodruff: what you say about donald trump and lgbt issues. we know at one point he was pro-choice when it comes to abortion. david brooks, this is a lingering worry, i think. that's in the minds of conservatives. when he's president he may not do what he is going to do. >> he has new york values. one thing that strikes me, this issue bring it's up. if this feels we're in the primary season.
spent the time with ted cruz and marco rubio.o we're in the general election season. that's whatio the convention is. when you're in the general election season you have to make the people in the m room uncomfortable. you're talking to people outside of the room there. is precious little that had. maybe this speech is the first generalir election moment of the campaign. it's quite late. >> ifill: susan davis is down on the floor with a utah delegate. they're talking about how we're not in the primary season. this delegate hasn't apparently made up his mind, susan. >> i'm with matt, a utah delegate. he was a ted cruz supporter. are you ready to support donald trump? >>rt we're finding a lot -- sloy headd that way.d the issues that are really r important to us are the supreme court, fiscal responsibility, those things.e what we're looking for, last night governor pence gave an
awesome speech.aw he covered a lot of things that focused on our concerns and hopes. it's that approach that will bring the cruz team in this direction. >> what do want to hear from donald trump tonight.m >> more of that, more of those types of things. we respect a lot of his campaign. his campaign won. we are cruz. we came in second place. p he has a campaign that's winning for him. some are very unorthodoxed andan not how we would handle things. we respect. that we wand good policies to get and rally around and support. >> do you think this has been an good week for the republicanp party. >> it's very different. i have been doing, not presidential elections but republican party campaigns and elections for 20 years. this isye very different. >> thank you, very much. you heard him, gwen, it's been very different. >> woodruff: i have a question
foruf him, susan. the other night when they counted votes. my memory is utah delegates, 40 of them said we're all for ted cruz. the official the official said 40 votes for donald trump. think my memory is right. what is the delegates take on that. >> are the delegates -- was there a confusion how the delegates casted votes here for donald trump? there seemed to be upset members. >> there was. the clarity came after the fact. without getting into the detailt of it. the final requirement was a declared candidacy.ca we -- not myself but our, our del kpwaeugdelegation chair, tht notified shortly before that senator cruz wasn't in. we were not aware. that was put into place the 200h
cycle for mccain and romney. >> a lot think they can put utah in play because donald trump noe popular there.r what do you think?o >> they will have fun, burn capitol and find out utah is very republican and get beat. >> thank you, very much. ifill: thank you, susan davis of npr. we go down to the floor, stay os the floor.he we see the family booth. the most important members inm the room tonight. the trump family. that is they're youngest son here for the first time. >> woodruff: nine years old. ifill: yes and milania who hasn't been here since the night of her speech. >> that apple doesn't fall far from the tree.e i hope the utah delegate doesn'n plan to hear about mike penceen
tonight in donald trump's speech. he wants to hear more, he hasas reason too. there are only four sentences by my account. two is the subject of donald trump. >> ifill: does anyone vote fore the vice president? we talk about donald trump talking about himself and not about his running mate or anyone else. in the truth how much do you turn over? i don't know.n >> woodruff: isn't the old saying, vice presidential pickde can't help you, it can only hurt you. that seemed to be, mark shields, an old saying. >> i'm the presraeur of ol prehd sayings. if a vice presidential candidate is seen of high value and handle themselves well in the campaign. that was certainly the case in 2008 with john ph *pb mccain
and sara palin. election day, twice as many people thought joe biden was qualified to be president of the united states and could step in rather than governor palin. in that sense it's sort of a macro decision rather than carrying this state or that state. >> ifill: you know old sayings too. >> i agree. in politics the lows are low, the highs are high. h the mistakes are more costlyos than what you do well. "caution" is a good watch word. trump was cautious with his pick. maybe that's a sell to a lot of people. >> amy walter. >> i want to go back to the utat delegate saying it's been interesting. different. i have heard the same thing from delegates figuring out what theh will do. we have talked about donald trump at convention, the strain
of trumpism in the republican party. this goes beyond personality too. if you look at the manger issues, cultural issues of immigration, gay marriage,mi climate chang a borings. the republican party is divided. the democratic party is overwhelmingly united on theth issues this.su isn't just about what donaldt trump saying but what is happening in the entire body of the republican party. >> go ahead. a ron. >> ie thought you were about to speak. >> i was going to say there is a weird political correctness inco the party right now.ow for all that donald trump is an opponent of political correctness. >> if you are pro free trade, you're not allowed to say that. there is the social inhibition that has settled on the party. the unit issues. >> who ever is in charge is deciding what is correct,
politically or otherwise. >> ifill: in this room or the o party. >> i think in any party, any convention. someone is seen as the arbor of political correctness.po that's socially with the academic left.em it's here in this room as well. >> woodruff: it's expanded from: social issues toe trade when i talked to mike pence today and talked about trade. i said you have long believed in free trade. -- speaking of governor mikern pence there he is with his wife karen. youfe may wonder why it's dark here. they're watching a video i believe about donald trump's career, how he built his business this. is a prelude to hearing from ivanka trump. >> ifill: tonight you said we're off. you said to a you ca ruckus cam.
he said yes. >> woodruff: we need to take af: break this.ea is pbs newshour and npr coverage of the republican national convention. stay with us. >> charlie black, i'm a republican strategist. i have involved in a number of republican campaigns over theam years.ve the best speech was in 1996 a surprise and innovation from elizabeth dole. >> tonight i would like to break from tradition for two reasons.. one, i will be speaking to friends. secondly, i will be speaking about the man i love.o it's a lot more comfortable meo to do that down here with you. [ applause ] >> she was talking about something about bob dole and look into a delegate's eye.e. she would look right at another delegate and talk. it was conversational.
it was really a testament about dole as a person, his character. i remember that more than her speech. >> woodruff: if you are just joining us, how can that be, this if live coverage of theer republican national convention from npr and pbs "newshour" i'm i gwen ifill. >> woodruff: i'm jude u judy wood roof r rough looking over this convention just second away from hearing introduction ofdu donald trump by his daughter, we advantage could.va she is executive vice president of the trump e organization. someone very close to her fath father. the person he ishe entrusting wh setting the table for him in the most important speech of hish life so far you could argue.d >> ifill: in the hall we're keeping an eye on the trump box
where the trump family not only mike and karen pence but also melania trump, barron and tiffany but also see eric trump and donald trump junior, the other children, am i missing anybody? >> woodruff: eric, donald junior, you mentioned -- >> ifill: i got them all.th >> woodruff: we'll see all of them together my expectation all will be on the street stage when donald trump finishes up a a little bit before 11:00. >> ifill: maybe we can get in i a little bit, a video introduc introducing donald trumpf he needed anydu introduction in ths crowd. but also will lead us to the arrival of ivank sacks and lead usan to the arrival of the man n the hour everybody wants to sees donald trump. judd let's watch. >> as he has done so many times before, he will stand up to the brave men and women who defenden our country and will protect us here at home. he will bring about the change
thisng counsel see so desperatey needs and get the job done. it's been a long time since we've had a president like that. donald trump. >> woodruff: classic video. audience is rising to its feet.to the sign behind the stage "make america great again" here comes ivanka trump in a white dress. she's in a white dress. kind of in fashion. f >> woodruff: we're big on o white. she's getting a warm reaction. >> thank you. one year ago i introduced mydu father when he declared his candidacy. in his own way and through his own sheer force of will, he
sacrificed greatly to enter the political arena as an outsider and he prevailed against the field of 16 very talenteda competitors. for more than a year, donald trump has been the people's champion. and tonight, he is the people's nominee. like many of my fellow millennials i do not consider myself categorically republican or democrat. more than party affiliation i vote a based on what i believe s right for my family and for my country. sometimes it's a tough choice.ho that is not the case this time. i am the proud daughter of your nominee can i am here to tellel you that this is the moment anda donald trump is the person to
make america great again!at [ cheering and applause ] real change, the kind we have not seen in decades is only going to come from outside thesi system. and it's only going to come from a man who has spent his entire life doing what others saide could not be done. my father is a fighter, when the primaries got tough, and they were tough, he did what any great leader does, he dug deeper, worked harder, got better and became stronger. [ applause ] i have seen him fight for his family. i have seen him fight for his employees.oy i have seen him fight for his company and now, i am seeing him fight for our country.
hits been the story of his life and more recently the spirit ofp his campaign. it's also a prelude to reaching the goal that unites us all, when this party and better still this country, knows what it is like to win again. if it's it's it's possible to be famous and yet not really well-known, that describes the father who raised me. in the same office in trumpum tower where we now work together, i remember playing onp the floor by my father's desk, constructing miniature building with legos and erect for sets while did he the same with concrete, steel and glass. by father taught my siblingsi and me the importance of positive values and a strong ethical compass. he showed us how to go resilient, how to deal with challenges and how to strive for excellence in all that we do.
he taught us that there is nothing we cannot accomplish if we marry vision and passion witi an enduring work ethic. [ applause ] one of my father's greatest talents is his ability to see potential in people before theye see it in themselves. it was like that for us, too, growing up.. he taught us that potential vann buyers nothing without effort. and that like him we each had a responsibility to work not just for ourselves but for the betterment of the world around us.tt over the years on too manyo occasions to count, i saw my father tear stories out of the newspaper, about people whom he had never met, who were facingg some injustice or hardship.p. he'd write a note to his assistant and signature black felt tip pen and request that the person be found and invited
to trump towers to meet with him. he would talk to them and then draw upon his extensive networkt to find them saw job or givee them a break. and they would leave his office as people so often do after having been with donald trump, feeling that life could be greal again. [ applause ] throughout my entire life, i have witnessed empathy and generosity towards others, especially those who are suffering. it is just his way of being inn your corner when you're down. my father not only has the strength and ability necessary to be our next president, but also the kindness and compassiop that will enable him to be the leader that this country needs. my father has a sense of fairness that touches every conviction. i worked along of him more thann
a decade now at the trump organization, i've seen how hew operates as a leader, making importantak decisions that shape careers and change lives. i learned a lot about the broward walking construction job sites by his side. when run properly, construction sites are true meritocracy. competence in the building b trades is easy to spot and incompetence is impossible to hide.co [ applause ] these sites are also incredible melting pots gathering people from all walks of life and uniting them to work towards a single mission.ng there have always been men of all backgrounds and ethnicitiesh on my father's job sites andan long before it was common place, you also saw women. my father values talent. he recognizes real knowledge and skill when he finds it.
he is color blind and gender neutral. he hires the best person for the job, period. [ applause ] words and promises no matter how visionary they sound will only get you so far. in our business, you're not a builder unless you got a building to show for it. or in my father's case, city sky lines. most people strive their entirer lives to achieve great success in a single industry. my father has succeeded in manyn on the highest level and on a global scale. one of the reasons he has strived as an entrepreneur is because he listens to everyone. billionaire executives don't usually ask people doing their opinions of the work. w my father is exception on everyone of his projects you'll
see him talking to the super, the painter, the engineer, the electricians, he'll ask them for their feedback. if they think something should be done differently or could be done better. when donald trump is in charge, all that counts is ability,i effort and excellence. this has long been the philosophy at the trump organization. at my father's company, there are more female than maleal executives. women are paid equally for the work that we do and when a woman becomes a mother she is supported not shut out. i [ cheering and applause ]
women represent 46% of the total u.s. labor force. and 40% of american households have female primary bread winners. in 2014, women made 80% for -- 80 cents for every dollar earned by a man. single women without children earned 94 cents for each dollar earned by a man. where as married mothers made only 7 cents. as researchers have noted, gender is no longer the factor creating the greatest wage discrepancy in this country,s motherhood is. as president, my father will change the labor laws that were put in place at a time when women were not a significantig portion of the workforce. and he will focus on making quality child care affordable and accessible for all. as a mother myself of three young children, i know how hardh
it is to work while raising a family. and i also know that i'm far more fortunate than most. american families need relief. policies that allow women with w when to thrive should not be novel tease they should be the norm. mol figuress talk about wage equality but my father made it a practice at his company c throughout his entire career. he will fight for equal pay for equal work. and i will fight for this, too, right alongside of him. americans today need an economy that permits people to rise again. a trump presidency will turn the economy around and restore the great american tradition ofti giving each new generation hope
for brighter opportunities than those of the generation that came before. in donald trump, you have a candidate who knows theth difference between wanting something done andff making itki happen. when my father says that he will build a tower, keep an eye on the skyline. floor by floor a structure will appear, usually record settinget and iconic design. real people are hired to do real work. vision becomes reality. when my father says that he will make america great again, he will deliver. [ cheering and applause ] we have a chance this year to reclaim our heritage as a country that dreams big andam makes the impossible happen. fortunately, donald trump is
incapable of thinking small. when i was a child my father always told me, ivanxa if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. [ cheering and applause ] as president my father will take on the bold and worthy fight, he will be unafraid to set
lofty goals and he will be relentless in his determination to achiever them. to people all over america, i say, when you have my father in your corner, you will neveri again have to worry about being let down.le he will fight for you all the time, all the way, every time. [ cheering and applause ] maybe it's the developer in him, but donald trump cannot stand to see empty main streets and boarded up factories. he can't bear the injustice of
college graduates who are crippled by student debt and mothers who can't afford the cost of the child care require her to return the work to better the lives of their families. other politicians see these hardships, see the unfairness os it all and they say, i feel for you. only my father will say, i'llsa fight for you. the hard working men and women w of this country identify with my father. he is tough and he is persevering, he is honest and he is real.l. he's an optimist and he is a relentless believer in america and all of her potential.t he loves his family and he loves his country with his heart and his soul. politicians ask to be judged by their promises not their results. i ask to you judge my father by his results.su judge his values by those he
instilled in his children. c judge his competency by the towers he's build, the companiec he's founded and the tens of thousands of jobs he created. he is a single most qualified person to serve as chief executive of an $18 trillion economy. [ applause ] my father will call upon the best and brightest people on both sides of the aisle.i a new set of thinkers with fresh perspective and brave newav solutions. come january 17, all things will be possible again. we can hope and dream and think big again. no one has more faith in the american people than my father. he will be your greatest, your truest and your most loyalal champion.
this the fighter, the doer thate you have chosen as your nominee. in ways no one expected, this molt moment in the life of our country has defined the mission and given it to an extraordinary man. e he is ready to see it all the way through, to speak to every man and every woman of every background in every part of this great country. to earn your trust and to earn your vote. that and much more from me a long time ago. i have loved and respected him my entire life. and i could not be more proud tonight to present to you and to all of america, my father and our next president john alleged j. trump! [ cheering and applause ]
everybody started cheeringy again. he is the man of the hour who everybody has been waiting for f all week.. the house is full for the firstr time all week. >> thank you very much. friends, delegates and fellow americans: i humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the presidency of the united states. [ cheering and applause ]
and that the republican partyca would get 60% more votes than it received eight years ago. who would have believed it? who would have believed it? the democrats on the other hand received 20% fewer votes than theyh got four years ago, not so good. not so good. together we lead our party back to the white house and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace. we will be a country of generosity and warmth. but we will also be a country of law and order.
our convention occurs at a o moment of crisis for our nation. the attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. [ applause ] americans watching this address tonight have seen the recentth images of violence in our streets and the chaos in ourolst communities. many have witnessed this
violence personally, some have even been its victims. i have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon, and i mean very soon, come to an end. [ cheering and applause ] beginning on january 20th of 2017, safety will be restored. the most basic duty of government is to defend the lives of its own citizens. any government that fails to do so is a government unworthy to lead. it is finally time for a
straightforward assessment of the state of our nation. i will present the facts plainla and honestly. we cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore. so if you want to hear the corporate spin, thee carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths - the democrats are holding their convention next week. throwing.
but here, at our convention, there will be no lies. we will honor the american people with the truth, and nothing else. >> usa! usa! >> these are the facts decades of progress made in bringing down crime are now being reversed by this administration's rollback of criminal enforcement. homicides last year increased bt 17% in america's 50 largest cities. that's the largest increase in
25 years. in our nation's capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. they are up nearly 60% in nearby baltimore. in the president's hometown of chicago more than 2,000 people have been the victims of shootings this year alone. and almost 4,000 have been killed in the chicago area since he took office. the number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminalcr records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming
free to threaten peaceful citizens. the number of new illegal immigrant families who have crossed the border so far this year already exceeds the entire total from 2015. they are being released by the tens of thousands into our communities with no regard for the impact on public safety oro resources. one such border-crosser was released and made his way to nebraska.
there, he ended the life of an innocent young girl named sarah root. she was 21 years old, and was killed the day after graduating from college with a 4.0 grade point average. number one in her class. her killer was then released a second time, and he is now a fugitive from the law. i've met sarah's beautiful family. but to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more american life that wasn't worth protecting. no more. one more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders. what about our economy?
again, i will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: nearly 4 in 10 african-american children are living in poverty, while 58% of african-american youth are now not employed. two million more latinos are in poverty today than when they president obama took his oath of office less than eight yearsok ago. another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely. household incomes are down more than $4,000 since the year 2000. that's 16 years ago. our trade deficit reached in --
think of, this our trade deficit is $800 billion think of that, $800 billion last year alone,o we're going to fix that! [ applause ] the budget is no better. president obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing.an yet, what do we have to show for it? our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in third world condition, and 43 million americans are on food stamps.ri now let us consider the state of affairs abroad.
not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster, but they have lived through one international humiliation after another. one after another! we all remember the images of our sailors being forced to their knees by their iranian captors at gunpoint. this was just prior to the signing of the iran deal, which gave back to iran $150 billion and gave us absolutely nothing. it will go down in history as one of theth worst deals ever made. another humiliation came when president obama drew a red line
in syria - and the whole world knew it meant absolutely a nothing. in libya, our consulate - the symbol of american prestige around the globe - was brought down in flames. america is far less safe - and the world is far less stable - than when obama made the decision to put hillary clinton in charge of america's foreignin policy. [ crowd chanting ] let's defeat her in november. [ cheering and applause ]
libya was stable. egypt was peaceful. iraq was seeing a big, big reduction in violence. b iran was being choked byio sanctions. syria was somewhat under control. after four years of hillary clinton, what do we have? isis has spread across the region, and the entire world. libya is in ruins, and ourn ambassador and his staff were left helpless to die at the hands of savage killers. egypt was turned over to the radical muslim brotherhood, forcing the military to retake control. iraq is in chaos. iran is on the path to nuclear weapons. syria is engulfed in a civil war and a refugee crisis that now threatens the west.
after 15 years of wars in the middle east, after trillions ofd dollars spent and thousands of lives lost, the situation is worse than it has ever been, before. this is the legacy of hillary clinton: death, destruction and terrorism and weakness. [ cheering and applause ] but hillary clinton's legacy does not have to be america'sga legacy. the problems we face now - poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad - will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them.
in the first place. a change in leadership is required to produce a change in outcomes. tonight, i will share with youe my plan of action for america. the most important differencemo between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put america first. is. [ cheering and applause ] >> usa! usa!
>> americanism, not globalism, will be our credo. as long as we are led by politicians who will not put america first, then we can be assured that other nations will not treat america with respect. the respect that we deserve! [ applause ] the american people will come first once again. my plan will begin with safety at home - which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism.ot
there can be no prosperity without law and order. [ cheering and applause ] on the economy, i will outline reforms to add millions of new jobs and trillions in new wealte that can be used to rebuild america. a number of these reforms that i will outline tonight will be opposed by some of our nation's most powerful special interestse that is because these interests have rigged our political andca economic system for their exclusive benefit. believe me, it's for their
benefit. big business, elite media anddi major donors are lining up behind the campaign of myam opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. they are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. she is their puppet, and they pull the strings. that is why hillary clinton's message is that things will never change. never, ever. my message is that things have to change - and they have to change right now.
[ cheering and applause ] every day i wake up determined to deliver abettedder life for the people all across this nation that have been ignored, neglected and abandoned. i have visited the laid-off factory workers, and the communities crushed by our horrible and unfair trade deals. these are the forgotten men and women of our country. and they are forgotten butter that not going to be forgotten f
enforcement as the woman is detained and being removed fromf the hall. >> looked familiar to another woman removed from the hall. >> thank you. i have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incopens tense which there is so much and no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. when innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage,l or the basic decency to enforce our laws - or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash - i am not able to look the other way. and i won't look the other way. [ cheering and applause ]
and when a secretary of state illegally stores her emails on l private server, deletes 33,000 of them so the authorities can't see her crime, puts our country at risk, lies about it in every different form and faces noo consequence - i know that corruption has reached a level like never, ever, before in our country. [ cheering and applause ] when the fbi director says that the secretary of state was "extremely careless" and "negligent," in handling our
classified secrets, i also know that these terms are minor compared to what she actually did.or they were just used to save her from facing justice for her terrible, terrible crimes. in fact, her single greatest accomplishment may be committing such an egregious crime and getting away with it - especially others who have done far less have paid so dearly. when that same secretary of state rakes in millions of dollars trading access ands favors to special interests and
i have seen firsthand how the system is rigged against our citizens, just like it was rigged against bernie sanders - he never had a chance. never had a chance. but his supporters will join our movement, because we will fix his biggest issue, trade dealsea that strip our country of its jobs and strip us of our wealth as a country. millions of democrats will join our movement, because we are going to fix the system so it works fairly and justly for each
he is a man of character and accomplishment.ct he is the right man for the job. the first task for our new administration will be to liberate our citizens from theur crime and terrorism and lawlessness that threatens their communities. america was shocked to its core when our police officers in dallas were brutally executed.♪ immediately after dallas we've seen continued threats and violence against our law enfor enforcement officials. law officers have been shot or killed in recent days in georgia, missouri, wisconsin, kansas, michigan and tennessee.
on sunday, more police were gunned down in baton rouge, louisiana. three were killed, and three were badly injured. an attack on law enforcement is an attack on all americans. [ cheering and applause ] country. i have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of our police: when i take the oath of office next year, i will restore law and order to our country.
believe me. believe me. i will work with, and appoint, the best and brightest prosecutors and law enforcement officials in the country to gett the job properly done. in this race for the white house, i am the law and order candidate. [ cheering and applause ] the irresponsible rhetoric of our president, who has used the pulpit of the presidency to
divide us by race and color, has made america a more dangerous environment than frankly i have ever seen and anybody in this room has ever watched or seen.n. this administration has failed america's inner cities. remember, it has failed america's inner cities. it's failed them on education. it's failed them on jobs. it's failed them on crime. level. when i am president, i will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally. [ applause ]
every action i take, i will ask myself: does this make life better for young americans in baltimore, in chicago, in detroit, ferguson who have as ever way the same right to livei out their dreams as any other child in america. any other child. to make life safe for all of our citizens we must also address the growing threat we face from outside the country. we are going to defeat the barbarians of isis and we're going to defeat them fast. [ cheering and applause ]
once again, france is the victim of brutal islamic terrorism. men, women and children, viciously mowed down, lives ruined. families ripped apart. a nation in mourning. the damage and devastation that can be inflicted by islamic radical has been proven over ana over. at the world trade center, at ab office party in san bernadino, at the boston marathon, at a military recruiting center ince chattanooga, tennessee. and many, many other locations. only weeks ago in orlando, florida, 49 wonderful americans were savaging murdered by an
we must abandon the failed policy of nation building and regime change that hillary clinton pushed in iraq, libya,to egypt and syria.♪ instead, we must work with all of our allies who share our goal of destroying isis and stamping otis lamb i can terrorism and doing it now, doing it quickly, we're going to win, we're going to win fast! [ cheering and applause ]
this includes working with our greatest ally in the region, the state of israel. [ applause ] recently i have said that nato was obsolete. because it did not properly cover terror. and also, that many of the member countries were not payina their fair share. as usual, the united states has been picking up the costs.
shortly thereafter it was announced that nato will be setting up a new program in order to combat terrorism a.m true step in the rightin direction. is lastly and very importantly, we must immediately suspend immigration from any m nation that has been compromised by terrorism until such time as proven vetting mechanisms have been put in place. we don't want them in our country! [ cheering and applause ]
my opponent has called for a radical 550% increase in syrian -- think of this, this is not believable but this is what's happening. a 550% increase in syrian refugees on top of existing massive refugee flows coming into our country already underlr the leadership of president obama. she proposes this despite theop fact that there's no way to screen these refugees in order to find out who they are or where they come from.