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captioning sponsored by cbs >> wednesday is tuesday at the republican convention. we'll be hearing from the number 2 on the ticket and donald trump's number 2 son. >> i'm norah o'donnell. a trump staffer owns up to messing up the melania trump piece. >> and i'm gayle king. i'll be on the floor with the indiana deligation. it's the governor's big night. what do they know that we don't? >> i'm charlie rose. there's a political campaign that could carry him to the white house. >> i'm john dickerson. i'm be at the podium. after two nights of anti-clinton, will we learn anything new about donald trump? >> we're with the republican in cleveland on cbs. >> let's show america our best
and nothing less! >> what begins in cleveland will end in the white house. >> we need to elect a man who has a track record of accomplishing the impossible. >> everywhere i look, i see the possibilities of what our country could be. >> now is the time for us to rise up and take america back. >> we're going to bring change and leadership back to washington. >> we can make america great again! >> campaign 2016, cbs news brings you the republican national convention from the quicken loans arena in cleveland ohio, here's scott pelley and norah o'donnell. >> the man could be a heartbeat away from the presidency and the trump administration will introduce himself tonight. mike pence, governor of indiana
will accept the republican nomination for vice president. >> scott, it's day three. this is usually the night for the vice president to introduce himself to the american public, but donald trump has already stole the show tonight. just as ted cruz was addressing the crowd and telling them to vote their conscious. who walked in? donald trump. hollywood couldn't have scripted it better. >> donald trump walks in as cruz is trying to finish his speech completely stealing the room from cruz. >> john dickerson on the podium. >> tonight has been the most ruckus and, you know, unified roar from the crowd with a variety of speakers. scott walker endorsing trump from the stage, getting everybody riled up. marco rubio has doubted whether donald trump could be commander-in-chief. he had a video in which the doubts seem to be dispelled.
as ted cruz was talking, he said vote your conscious. the new york delegation in front of him started booing him. all chanting endorse trump. he said i appreciate the enthusiasm of the new york delegation. then it spread across the room, continuing to boo him as he was leaving the stage, the thrust of all the response was boos. at that moment, donald trump comes down and walked into the v.i.p. box. >> john dickerson, thanks. donald trump's 32-year-old son and executive vice president of the trump organization has taken the podium. let's listen in. >> a man i love so, so that's my father. 13 months ago, my father sat my family down and told us the time had come. he could no longer sit by and watch our country, the country
that he had given our family so much success, so much opportunity crumble before our very eyes. he confirmed to us that he was prepared to announce his candidacy for president of the united states. he made sure to acknowledge that ours would not be an easy path, that we should prepare ourselves for what was to come. that we quickly learn who our true friends were. without hesitation, we've committed our unwavering support. this time none of us could predict what lay ahead. the records he would break, the stadiums he would fill, the movement he would start. today my father stands before you with the most primary votes of any republican candidate in the history of our nation.
[cheers & applause] he shattered voter registration records across the country. he has defied the predictions of every single political pundit and turned traditional debates into must-see tv. he has aspired multiple generations including my own, like millennials myself who have so little faith in politicians that they no longer consider public service to be a noble career. a year ago, my father was a businessman. like many americans, he could no longer stand to see what was happening to our great country. he could no longer stand to see special interest dollars dictate an incompetent foreign policy that puts foreign countries before our very own. he could no longer tolerate inept administrations that consider giving $150 billion to
iran or releasing five radical islamic terrorists a successful negotiation. he can no longer bear witness to our continued second amendment attacks. [applause] he could no longer stand to see the words "christmas" stripped from public use or the pledge of allegiance removed from our schools in an effort to be politically correct. so my father made the courageous decision to set aside a company to which he has dedicateded his entire life, to set aside his global brand that he made synonymous with success, with quality, with uncompromising -- just the best. at a time when the people at the pinnacle of their career like my
father would have held fast to a lifestyle that has truly become the epitome of the american dream, my father instead chose to give that dream back to the people it had eluded for so long. [applause] as daunting of a journey as he knew it would be for him, it was the easiest decision in the world. after all, who better to implement common sense business approach to this country? who better to apply practical solutions to the impractical decision making of an administration that has a $19 trillion debt. one that goes up $32,000 a second and $32 billion a day. who better implement common sense tax reduction for one of the highest taxes in the world, allowing our citizens to keep more of what they earn as
opposed to having squandered away by our inefficient government. who better to negotiate the return of countless american manufacturers like nabisco and ford and carrier and so many others back to the united states where they began than a man who has single-handedly employed tens and tens of thousands of people around the country. [applause] it's time for a president with common sense. it's time for a president who understands the art of a deal and appreciates the value of a dollar. our tax dollars! [applause] it's time for the president who has always been the one to sign the front of a check, not the back. throughout my father's career, he's been repeatedly called on
by government to save delayed, shuttered and grossly overbudgeted projects like the iconic offices in washington d.c. back in 1986, the city of new york tried to refurbish a simple ice skating rink in central park. the project ballooned to $13 million. $5 million over an already inflated budget. that's when my father looked at the disastrous construction site from his office window each and every day and decided to step in. disgusted by government incompetence and ineptitude, he invested $2 million of his own money to complete the project. what had taken the city over a half a decade to botch, my father completed in less than six months, and over a $1
million under budget. it's time for a president who can make america great again ahead of budget and ahead of schedule, too. my father has revitalized run-down neighborhoods, shaped sky lines across the country and turned dreams into reality his entire career. it's what he does, it's who he is. oprah winfrey asked my father if he ever would run for presidency of the united states. his answer, only if it got so bad that i had no choice. only if it got so bad that i had no choice.
well, ladies and gentlemen, that day has come. as i travel the world with my dad building the greatest golf courses and hotels, real estate projects, i see the unmistakable look in his eyes. i see the indignity and frustration of a domestic infrastructure back at home that is in complete disarray and no longer on par with so many other developed nations. i see in his eyes the sadness of innocent lives lost like jahmile shaw and so many others cut short by illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities, victims of a revolving door of government ineptitude and corruption that leaves innocent americans defenseless. [applause] i see in his eyes the humiliation of an education system ranked 30th in the world. i see in his eyes disgrace of
nearly $400 billion trade imbalance with china. the $60 billion trade imbalance with mexico. and the destabilization of the middle east which has cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives. but today i see in his eyes a man who truly loves his country. he's proud of his country. who wants his country to be great again. [cheers & applause] i want to thank my father over there for the life that he provided me. for the life that he provided my family and the life he provided all of our employees around the
world. i want to thank my father for the life that he's enabled me to provide for my future children as my wife laura and i start thinking about that amazing chapter of our lives. to that end, i think about the legacy i wish to leave my children. and to me, there's few things that i hold closer to my heart than charity. for me, it's the essence of who we are as human beings. it's the barometer by which we will be measured for our time here on earth. as martin luther king jr. once said, life's most persistent and urging question is what are you doing for others? when i was 22 years old, i founded the air trump foundation to benefit st. jude's research hospital, an incredible, incredible organization. i run my foundation based on the
principles my father taught me. honesty, integrity and values. i expect other charities to be run by the same moral code, not serve as conduit for personal enrichment. not become a beacon of corruption and scandal. to whom much is given, much will be required. this is the very belief that compelled my father to make this great sacrifice to run for the most powerful yet unforgiving offense in the world. there is no greater calling. there is no more selfless an act. to the unemployed voter sitting at home, watching me right now, wondering how you're going to make your next mortgage payment or rent payment, my father is running for you. to the veteran tune into his
speech from his or her hospital, who has been ignored by an ungrateful system for far too long, my father is running for you. to the school teacher, forced to walk through metal detectors every day into an underfunded school, my father is running for you. [applause] to the laborer watching me right now, forced out of a job by undocumented workers, illegal immigrants, my father is running for you. to the oil and gas industry worker, denied a job because of radical regulations from a radical epa, my father is running for you. to single mothers, to families with special needs children, to middle class families that can no longer afford medical benefits, sufficient to cover their everyday needs, my father
is running for you. [applause] this november i ask you to be true to yourself and vote for the candidate who you know is running for the right reasons. vote for the candidate who has never been a politician. vote for the candidate who has never received a paycheck from our government. vote for the candidate who can't be bought, sold, purchased, bribed, coerced, intimidated or steered from the path that is right and just and true. quite frankly, friends, vote for the one candidate who does not
need this job. never have i been more proud to be a trump. never have i been more proud to be my father's son. i'm incredibly honored to be part of this journey to which he's invited me, don, ivanka, tiffany, my beautiful wife, laura, our entire family, to play such an integral part. dad, you have once again taught us by example, you are my hero, you are my best friend, you are the next president of the united states. [cheers & applause] god bless america. >> and that was donald trump's 32-year-old son, eric, speaking before the republican national
convention. you can see his father there who has made a completely unexpected appearance to sit in the audience. his entry to the hall, norah, was very controversial in the way it was timed. >> well, ted cruz, who donald trump famously called lying ted, went off script, went off script telling the delegates to vote their conscious up and down the ticket. he did not endorse donald trump. the delegates booed. heidi cruz was escorted out by security. one protester shouted "goldman sachs" at her. so who stole the show? donald trump walking in. john dickerson at the podium witnessed this. another day of drama here, john. >> yeah, actually i think in a later transcript of the speech, he actually -- the conscious line is in there but they didn't like it in the new york delegation and anywhere around here. donald trump appears to have left his speech to go see --
talk to his son, eric, who was making the case for his father. there's been a lot of talk about judge the fruits by the tree. and one of the lines in eric trump's speech, my father taught honesty and integrity. that's the way i run my foundation and every foundation should be run that way. a direct shot at the clinton foundation without naming it. now another development, the power has gone out here. the delegates have to watch the actual speakers themselves, not the big monitors on which they have been displayed. so a little bit of excitement with donald trump arriving and a little technical issue. >> the power remains on, john. thank you. but all the video systems in the entire hall have gone down. all the giant screens. we're told it's a technical issue with the video electron anything and now the power in
the hall. gayle king is down there on the floor. gayle? >> scott, they're making all kinds of jokes on the floor like how come nobody played the bell? what happened? didn't they know the convention was happening? when ted cruz did not endorse donald trump, i had been sitting with the indiana delegation, is he going to endorse or now? many thought he would. when he didn't, everybody booed. the indiana delegation has to be the most excited group in the house. that's because there's 57 of them and they say america, get ready. they believe their governor mike pence is going to put on quite a show. they say the bigger the crowd, the bigger the stage, the better he is. they believe he's going to knock it out of the park. we'll see in just a few minutes. norah and scott? >> gayle, thank you. we're going to have all of the action from the republican national convention when we return from cleveland.
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norah o'donnell. newt gingrich has taken the stage, the former speaker of the house that led republicans to their first house majority in 40 years back in 1994. before we listen in to newt gingrich, norah, quite a controversy earlier. ted cruz came out to speak to the crowd. he got a big standing ovation when he came out. late in his speech, he told the people here vote your conscious in november. that did not go down well.
>> remember, ted cruz got more delegates than any other republican than since 1976, ronald reagan. he got a lot of pledged delegates he didn't let go. he clearly doesn't want to endorse donald trump for president. does that mean that ted cruz has overshadowed the big debut of mike pence before the american people? the man that they're trying to introduce as donald trump's running mate and one of the chief executives in the trump administration? >> trump came in and stepped on the end of ted cruz's speech and stole the show. we're going to the floor now and visit with gayle king who has been talking to some of the delegates there. gayle? >> i've been talking to them all evening long, norah and scott. they say this is the biggest speech of mike pence's career. they say that they're not nervous. he will deliver. many people say who is this guy? he likes to draw caricatures, he
is a family man and a great human. it's like the song from the king and i, "getting to know you, getting to know all about you." we're talking about the king and i, getting to know you, getting to know all about you. you say mike pence is -- >> a man of honesty. >> you say mike pence is? >> a man of integrity. >> when donald trump first appointed mike pence, what was your first reaction? >> i couldn't be more excited and proud to be a hoosier and a republican. proud of our governor, proud of our friend, mike pence and proud to be here today. >> you say they have wildly different styles but they make a good couple. >> they make a great team. they have wildly different styles. >> how so? >> they're different in terms of mannerisms, world views, the way they approach problems and running a team. those differences will lend themselves out not only to the campaign trail but to being a president and vice president of
the united states. >> their temperaments are different? >> very different. donald is very much outgoing and very much flamboyant in his personality. mike is more reserved. very much on the rails and just moving forward very deliberate in his approach. >> you said that he's not ego driven. >> no, he's is a true public servant. he loves his job as governor. he said he felt like this was a higher calling and he does it for the right reason. >> let's think about ted cruz for a second. why did you think he did not endorse donald trump tonight? >> i'm thrilled he was here. he's a great republican but i was disappointed. it was a missed opportunity for him personally and for the party as well. >> all right. thank you very much, norah and scott. they say when the time is right, we'll get to meet mike pence, we'll be going hooray, hooray. donald trump picked a good one. >> on day three of the
convention, questions about you unity in the republic can party. major garrett is on the floor with more. >> hi, norah and scott. we're deep in the heart of texas, the texas delegation that is. i'm with kendall jessa. you came here as a ted cruz delegate. tell me your reaction to his speech and his refusal to endorse donald trump. >> i'm incredibly disappointed. i love ted cruz. he's an honorable man. i was really hoping and expecting that he would endorse donald trump. i'm very disappointed that he didn't get behind him. >> what does it tell you about ted cruz that he didn't? >> it tells me that he didn't get over some things that he should have gotten over. we've seen other former -- people running for the candidacy to put their feelings behind.
i wish he could have done the same. >> could this be the narrative of the party going behind donald trump? >> no. i think this party has come together. this convention, i think, trump has done an excellent job with the energy, increasing it immensely. the party is coming together with or without cruz. it's going to come together. i wish he would have helped to bring it together quicker. >> you think this will help ted cruz in the state of texas? >> i think it will. it's going to hurt him nationally, too. >> because trump supporters won't forget it. >> not just that. you know, i like ted cruz. people can forget it, but i think that he loses some credibility. like a sore loser, which is disappointing to me. i love him. i'm sad i'm feeling like this for him. >> what did you think of donald trump's entrance near the end -- >> i don't blame him. i don't think he felt that that
endorsement was coming and i don't blame him. i think it was well-planned on his part. >> hard-ball politics in front of everyone. >> absolutely. >> thanks, kendall. >> thank you. >> norah and scott, back to you. >> thanks, major. john dickerson is at the podium. >> scott, earlier laura ingraham shook the rafters when she said the big boys that lost to donald trump need to kind of man up and support him and endorse him now. the place went crazy, which gives you some sense of the energy in the room that was expecting what ted cruz wanted. but you know, when party officials were talking to the various people that were going to speak, some of them, one senator told me, the chairman of the party said you can speak and you don't have to endorse. trying to find a way around the idea to some republicans will say i support the nominee of the party, but don't want to come out and say i support donald trump. they want to finesse that.
we saw tonight what happens when you try to finesse that to ted cruz. he came into the room with huge applause and left to boos. >> fascinating what has happened here tonight. thanks. all the while, the former speaker of the house, newt gingrich, who was one of donald trump's top three choices is speaking. let's listen. >> we know it because they openly bragged about it to "the new york times". we know that hillary clinton lied to us knowingly about the terror attack on our benghazi consulate. we know that hillary clinton and president obama lied to the american people when they said they can safely screen the syrian refugees. they cannot. hillary wants to increase the number by 500%. so when you hear about hillary's dishonesty, of the e-mails, taking millions from the saudis and other dictatorships, this is not about politics. the cost of hillary's dishonesty
could be the loss of america as we know it. [applause] the first step forward to safety is electing a leader that will be truthful with the american people about the realities we face. only then will we understand support and demand the strategies required to confront this threat. and because safety and security are the preconditions for our freedom and prosperity. it's also the first step to our rebuilding the america we love. donald trump understands this. that's why he will rebuild our military, because he knows that a strong military is the best way to ensure peace. donald trump will security our borders. because there's no such thing as a nation without a border. donald trump will enforce immigration laws. he will end the policy of deliberate nonenforcement and will end the abuse of visa programs to protect american workers and their wages.
donald trump will take care of veterans by holding bureaucrats at the veterans administration accountable. he will give more veterans choices about their care. >> former house speaker newt gingrich firing up the crowd tonight. speaker paul ryan and the presidential nominee mike pence when we come back from cleveland. it was an idea. a wild "what-if." so scientists went to work. they examined 87 different protein structures and worked for 12 long years. there were thousands of patient volunteers and the hope of millions. and so after it became a medicine, someone who couldn't be cured, could be. me. ♪
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we are at war with radical islamists, we're losing the war and we must change course to win the war. >> vote for the one candidate this doesn't need this job. >> and we're back here in cleveland. an extraordinary night on day three of this convention. we're about to hear from the vice presidential pick. there's this unity. charlie rose on the floor. >> it's amazing here on the floor to see the former speaker of the house who wanted to be vice president. we'll hear from the nominee for vice president of the republican party. it's an interesting time here when you see ted cruz not endorse and see him receive the boos that he received. it shows something about the trump movement. it's beyond the republican party and they use the word "movement" because in a sense there was a vacuum. a vacuum in terms of what was
happening in the country, the economic discontent. there was donald trump who seized the opportunity and went beyond the republican party, this convention will decide if he can bring them together and everything will hang on to what he says tomorrow night. he continues to break the rules. he's in the house watching the event that he watches his vice president. he will go up and talk to him afterwards. but this is a convention that continues to surprise us. >> charlie rose on the floor. thank you. let's bring in bob schieffer. we haven't seen a republican convention like this in a long time. >> no. what we just saw, when ted cruz was booed off the stage. he had this crowd in the palm of his hands. they were ramped. they were paying more attention. then when he said vote your conscious, they started booing the new york delegation and literally booed him off the
stage. this tells us where the republican party is now. the old crowd is not here anymore. the outsiders are now the insiders and there was plenty of room for them because the outsiders had already gone home or, you know, gone somewhere else. this is a new republican party. they're not going to stand for advice or anything else from those that oppose donald trump. this, we saw it tonight. >> and donald trump won't let anybody steal his convention, walking in in the midst of cruz's speech trying to steal the thunder. we want to go now to the speaker of the house, paul ryan, who is introducing out his good friend, governor pence. >> as governor of indiana, he passed the largest income tax
cut in state history. he balanced his state's budget. this man is a reagan conservative through and through, pro-growth, pro-pro life, pro-strong defense. most importantly, he is the father of three beautiful children. michael, charlotte and audrey. he calls his wife, karen, the best part of my life. my fellow republicans, the man that you have nominated, he's a man of faith. he's a man of conviction. he's a man you can trust. he comes from the heart of the conservative movement and from the heart of america. now we need to send him and donald trump straight to the
white house. there's no doubt in my mind that he will bring real change to washington. i have every confidence that he will do us all proud. so ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce to you the next vice president of the united states, governor mike pence. [cheers & applause] >> paul ryan finally getting himself in prime time with an introduction of this season's presidential pick and the crowd has gone wild, scott. >> governor pence once described himself as rush limbaugh on ink pads. we'll see how much excitement he can maintain. right now they're on their feet
and happy with the choice for the number 2 spot in the ticket. indiana governor, mike pence. >> mr. chairman, delegates, friends and my fellow americans, thank you from the bottom of my heart. i am deeply humbled by your confidence and on behalf of my family here and gone, i accepted your nomination to run and serve as vice president of the united states of america. [cheers & applause] let me thank speaker paul ryan
for that gracious welcome. paul, you're a true friend and a great american leader. paul knows me well. he knows the introduction i prefer is just a little bit shorter. i'm a christian, a conservative and a republican in that order. [applause] you know, i'm new to this campaign. honestly, i never thought i would be standing here. i thought i would be spending this evening with all my friends from the great state of indiana. yet, there i was, a few days ago in new york city with the man that won 37 states, who faced 16 talented opponents and outlasted every one of them and along the way brought millions of new
voters into the republican party. [applause] you know, he's a man known for a large personality, a colorful smile and lots of charisma. i guess he was looking for some balance on the ticket. [laughter] well, for those of you that don't know me, which is most of you -- [laughter] i grew up on the front row of the american dream. my grandfather immigrated to this country. i was raised in a small town in southern indiana in a big family with a corn field in the back yard. although we weren't really a political family, the heros of my youth were john f. kennedy and the reverend martin luther king jr. [applause] when i was young, i watched my
mom and dad build everything that matters. a family, a business and a good name. i was raised to believe in hard work, in faith and family. my dad, ed pence, was a combat veteran in korea. [applause] dad ran gas stations in our small town and he was a great father. if dad were with us today, i'd have a feeling he would enjoy this moment. probably be pretty surprised. [laughter] but it's such a joy for me to tell you that my mother is here. [applause] would you join me in welcoming the light of my life, my mom, nancy. [applause]
>> you know, growing up, i started in politics in the other party until i heard the voice and the ideals of the 40th president and i signed on for the reagan revolution. [applause] the best thing that ever happened to me, even counting tonight, 31 years ago i married to girl of my dreams. a school teacher, an artist. she's everything to me. would you welcome my wonderful
wife, karen pence? [cheers & applause] regardless of any title i'll ever hold, the most important job i'll ever have is spelled d-a-d. karen and i are blessed to be the parents of the three greatest kids in the world. a writer named charlotte, a college student named audrey and a second lieutenant in the united states marine corps, michael j. pence. [cheers & applause] so proud of you guys.
if you know anything about hoosiers, you know we love to suit up and compete. we play to win. that's why i joined this campaign in a heartbeat. you have nominated a man for president who never quits, who never backs down, a fighter, a winner. until now he's had to do it all by himself against all odds. but this week with this united party he's got back up and on november 8, i know we will elect donald trump to be the 45th president of the united states of america. [cheers & applause]
we'll win because we're running on the issues facing this country and because we're levelling with the american people about the stakes and the choice. the american people are tired of being told, they're tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. they're tired of hearing politicians tell us we'll get to that tomorrow while we pile a mountain range of debt on our children and grandchildren. as ronald reagan used to say, they're tired of being tiled a little intellectual elite in a far distant capitol can plan our lives better for us than we can plan them for ourselves. [applause] in the end, this election comes down to just two names on the ball lot. so let's resolve here and now that hillary clinton will never become president of the united
states of america. [cheers & applause] hillary clinton essentially offers a third obama term. the role is perfect for her. she championed obama care because years earlier she all but invented it. the national debt has nearly doubled in these eight years and her only answer is to keep borrowing and spending. like the president, she thinks the path to a growing economy is more taxes, more regulation and more government. now they tell us this economy is the best that we can do. it's nowhere near the best that we can do. it's just the best that they can do.
[cheers & applause] let me tell you, i know first hand, it doesn't have to be like this. and my home state of indiana, we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budgets, low taxes and making record investments in education and roads and healthcare. you know, indiana is a state that works because conservative principles work every time you put them into practice.
today while the nation suffers under the weight of $19 trillion in a national debt, we in indiana have a $2 billion surplus, the highest credit rating in the nation and we have cut taxes every four years. we have fewer state employees than when i took office and businesses large and small have created nearly 150,000 new jobs and there's more hoosiers going to work than ever before. that is what you can do with common sense republican leadership and that's exactly what the no nonsense leadership of donald trump will bring to the white house. you know, donald trump gets it. he's the genuine article. he's a doer in a game usually
reserved for talkers. when donald trump does his talking, he doesn't tip toe around a thousand new rules of political correctness. he's his own man. distinctly american. and where else would an independent spirit like his find a following than in the land of the free and the home of the brave? [cheers & applause] the funny thing is -- [chanting].
you know, the funny thing is, the party in power seems helpless to figure out our nominee. the media has the same problem. they all keep telling each other that the usual methods will work against him. they think they have done him in. they wake up the next morning to found out that he's standing stronger and running harder than ever before. the man just doesn't quit. he's tough. he perseveres. he's gone about as far as you can go in business, but he's never turned his back on the working men and women who make this country grow. and donald trump will never turn his back on those that serve and protect us at home and abroad.
you know, it's been a heart-breaking time for the women and men in our law enforcement community. in this time of great testing for them, let's let them know here and now all across this country, we will always stand with those who stand on the thin blue line of law enforcement in america. [cheers & applause] now, you know, while donald trump was taking my measure as a possible running mate, i did some observing myself. i've seen the way he deals with people that work for him at every level. i've seen the way they feel
about working for him. now, i'll grant you, he can be a little rough with politicians on the stage and i bet we see that again. [applause] but i've seen this good man up close, his respect for the people that work for him and his devotion to his family. [applause] if you still doubt what i'm saying, remember as we say back home, you can't fake good kids. how about his amazing children? aren't they something? [cheers & applause]
these are the true prmeasures o our nominee. this is the outsider, my running mate. he turned a long shot campaign into a movement. the other party, the idea was to present the exact opposite of a political outsider. the exact opposite of an uncalculating truth-teller. then on that score, you have to hand it to the democratic establishment. they outdid themselves this time. [cheers & applause] at the very moment when america is crying out for something new and different, the other party has answered with steal agenda and the most predictable of
names. people in both parties are restless for change, ready to break free of old patterns in washington. democrats are about to anoint someone who represents everything this country is tired of. hillary clinton wants a better title and i would too, if i was already america's secretary of the status quo. [applause] you know, the choice couldn't be more clear. americans can elect someone that literally personifies the failed establishment in washington d.c. or we can choose a leader who will fight every day to make america great again. it's change versus status quo. my fellow republicans, when donald trump becomes president of the united states of america, the change will be huge.
[cheers & applause] you know, for years we've had fundamental problems in america that get talked to death in washington d.c. they never get solved. they even get worse. we've seen entire stretches of our country written off by bad economic policies in ways that are deeply unfair to american workers. we've seen relentless mandates from the executive branch. it seems like no aspect of our lives is too small for the present administration to supervise and no provision of the constitution is too large for them to ignore. meanwhile, we've seen borders that go unrespected, a military
that's been diminished and promise after ringing promise to our veterans promptly forgotten. then donald trump came along. started saying what practically everybody was thinking anyway, that our leaders need to be stronger. under donald trump, our deals will be smarter. our soldiers will have what they need and our veterans will have what they earned. we will secure our borders, protect our nation and all this we will be more serious and when we do, this nation will start winning again. [cheers & applause] you know, that's the message that men and women in both parties have been longing to hear. none of us should think for a
second that this will be easy. the outcome of this election depends on us. how we contend with an incredible onslaught that is coming our way. you know, this won't be america's first glimpse of the clinton machine in action. as bernie sanders can tell you. this time around, she will have the press doing half of her work for her. the good news is, it won't be nearly enough. not against the candidate who has captured the attention of the country the way that donald trump has. on issue by issue, he and i will take our case to the voters, pointing out the failures of the obama-cl