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it's a means of concern. i'm just trying to figure the rationale why a terrorist group would be on this one airline, one flight. there's nothing i can find and what i've been told so far that says that's a great target. i'm not sure that it is. >> thank you very much. thank you both very much. the other story we're following in the lower portion of the screen, donald trump taking the stage, being introduced by wayne lapierre and getting the endorsement of the nra, as he is now going to speak before thousands of people that will be attending the convention in louisville, kentucky over the weekend. this is the 145th meeting of the nra, their annual convention. they anticipate over 70,000 people coming and 800 different exhibits set up in a different area outside the room where most of the speakers will be talking to crowds later today.
let's listen to donald trump and his remarks. >> i've been a member for a long time. my boys are members. they're much better shooters than i am. they know more about guns -- i don't know, there might be two or three people in this room, believe it or not, not many. to get the endorsement, believe me, is a fantastic honor. [ applause ] >> i just said to wayne and i just said to chris, will not let you down. remember that. i will not let you down. [ applause ] >> you know, i wrote a few remarks and i'm going to actually read them because we go into a little detail. but i will tell you that hillary clinton and, you know, i call her crooked hillary because all you have to do is read whatever newspaper you wan, but hillary clinton wants to abolish the second amendment, remember that. we're not talking about chan changing, she wants to abolish the second amendment. we're not going to let that happen, i can tell you that
right now. we will preserve it and cherish it and take care of it, okay? you know, they keep chipping away, they talk about the magazines and talk about the bullet, we're going to take care of it. a couple of things before i give you some more detailed remarks. i feel really happy with what's going on. the fox poll came out three days ago, and in this fox poll i'm leading hillary, 41-44. 44. [ applause ] >> last night, rasmussen, which is a highly respected poll came out, trump, 42, crooked hillary clinton, 37. so we're doing well. [ applause ] >> now, with all that, we have a long way to go. but if you get every one of your friends to go vote, because there's a big difference. you know, on a lot of things there's a difference and some are subtle, some are big. by the way, we're in kentucky, we're going to put the miners back to work, before i forget about that. we're going to put the miners.
[ applause ] >> we just left. i also won kentucky so i love kentucky. i used to work in cincinnati, for two summers i worked in cincinnati doing a job with my father. i loved cincinnati and i'd come over the line and be in kentucky. you'd be surprised how much i know about kentucky. it's an amazing place. i said, when i won new york, because we won new york in a landslide and then pennsylvania and maryland and we won everything, we're winning everything. we won connecticut, delaware, rhode island, and then we went to west virginia and, boy, did i win. did we do well in west virginia, wow! [ applause ] >> all landslides. we won -- in all the states i mentioned, every single county in every single state. that's called a victory and we won by massive percentages in the 60s and some in the 70s. then, of course, we went to indiana, as you know, that was going to be -- that was going to
be the firewall for the other side. it turned out to be a massive victory for us again. it didn't hurt that bobby knight came out and said, i want trump to win, that didn't hurt. if you're an indiana and bobby night endorses you, i guess that's about as good as it gets. i just want to say, i've been watching what's going on and looking at airplanes getting blown up in the air and lots of bad things happening, it's not the same. we're going to bring it back. we're going to bring it back to a real place where we don't have to be so frightened and don't have to be so afraid. you know what's happening in the schools and you know what's happening everywhere. we will bring it back and you folks will be so happy and so proud of your country again. just remember. [ applause ] >> bernie sanders, who i'm sure you all love, he did say one thing that was very interesting,
he said hillary clinton is unqualified to be the president of the united states. and he said that -- it's just -- you know, one of those things. he said she suffers from bad judgment, she does. you look at so many of her decisions have been bad. i think we will do really really well and i look forward to it. i actually look very forward to the debates. i love the debates, i don't know. i never debated before and all of a sudden i have all these debates. that was a big question mark in my mind? how will i do in debates? i'm debating people on their national debating teams and all these top debaters, but they never had people interrupting them every other word they're s saying, you're a liar and you're a liar and they're trying to speak and they can't speak. you would have done the same, i know a lot of you in the audience, you would have done the same. i want to give this. it's so important to me. i wrote it down. again, my sons have been members of the nra for many many years.
they're incredible, they have so many rifles and guns even sometimes i get a little bit concerned and say, that's a lot. i will tell you, they know so much about it. really, they're surrogates and go around and speak. every time they speak to a gun organization or club, people call me and they say, your boys are great boys and, boy, do they know their business. it's one of those things. that's the way we want it. i mentioned so often we talk about paris or we talk about san bernardino and nobody had guns. paris is probably in the world the toughest place to have a gun, the toughest, france generally, but paris in particular. when these thugs walked in, t g thugs, the press used to call them master minds, i said, that's why people are joining, coming in, because you're using the word mastermind. not masterminds, thugs. i call them the guy with the
dirtty white cap and actually the press has stopped using the term. they're very dishonest people among the most dishonest i ever met. they actually stopped using the term mastermind and use that term and wonder why the youth are fighting for isis, they don't know what they're fighting for. i think it's gotten better from that standpoint. you look at paris, 130 people killed, hundreds of people still in the hospital. horribly wounded, can never be the same, horribly wounded and these guys came in, boom boom, you over here, boom. they just stood there and just shot everybody. no guns on the other side, folks. if you would have had guns on the other side, if i took a couple of these folks in here, especially wearing the red caps, make america great again, i promise there wouldn't have been 130 people killed and hundreds of people lying in the hospital to this day, there might -- it might not have happened because if they knew there were guns in the room, it might not have happened. but if it did, you would have
had bullets going in the opposite direction and, believe me, the carnage would not have been the same by any stretch of the imagination. [ applause ] >> i tell -- thank you. i tell the same story on san bernardino, here's two people, i guess she radicalized him, who knows, who knows! it's a mess. we're in a mess, folks, a mess. radical is islamic terrorism. we have a president that doesn't mention the words, doesn't want to talk about it, if you don't want to talk about it, you will never solve a very big problem, we're talking a worldwide problem, we're not talking here, we're not talking kentucky, we're talking all over the world, this is a problem and we have a president doesn't want to mention the name. you have san bernardino, 14 people. they worked with these two, worked with them. they gave them a baby shower, they had a baby.
the people they worked with gave them a baby shower. they walked in, no guns on the other side. they had the guns and they killed 14 people, many wounded many in the hospital to this day but they wounded many. but they killed 14 of their co-workers. the co-workers thought they were friends. so there's something going on. i tell you again, same story, if we had guns on the other side it wouldn't have been that way, i would have -- boom. [ applause ] >> if we had guns on the other side -- [ applause ] >> it wouldn't have been that way. >> then you have the gun-free zo zones. the gun-free zones, that's real. we had a case -- you know, about a year and half ago, the first i had really heard of this, where you had the five military people, great people, one was a master marksman, a master with anything he touched having to do with guns, weapons, anything he touched, and they were told, this is on a military base,
folks, on a military base, they were told, put your guns away, got to put your guns -- these are soldiers, people that are representing us, these are the top of the line, these were five great brave incredible soldiers. put your guns away. so their guns are locked up, put in a different area of the place and this whack job walks in and starts shooting and killed all five of them. gun-free zones. we're getting rid of gun-free zone, okay? i can tell you. [ applause ] chp chp [ cheers and applause ] >> we're getting rid of them. thank you. thank you. that wasn't part of my speech, i must be honest with you, i don't know. maybe i shouldn't read you what i have here. if i would have known teleprompt teleprompters, i would have used them. i started to use them a little
bit, they're not bad. you never get yourself in trouble when you use a teleprompter. the problem is it's too easy. we have a president that uses teleprompter, it's too easy. we should have non-teleprompter speeches only when you're running for president and you find out about people. the other way you don't find out about anybody. [ applause ] >> so, the second amendment is under attack. hillary clinton, anti-second amendment candidate ever to run for office. she wants to abolish and take your guns away. the nra and the late hero, a great guy, charlton heston, who many of you knew -- [ applause ] >> i met him a few times, he was an incredible guy, did battle with the clintons to protect our second amendment. the nra has led the fight time
and time again to protect our fundamental freedoms. this is an amazing group. i'll tell you, chris and wayne and all of the people i've gotten to know, these are incredible people. they really believe -- this isn't like a job, they really really believe. we're all lucky to have people like that, i'll tell you. really lucky. [ applause ] >> of course, if they didn't endorse me, maybe i wouldn't say that. i would. hillary clinton wants to reverse the supreme court decision d.c. versus heller upholding the right to keep and bare arms. hillary clinton said the supreme court is wrong on the second amendment. that's bad. that's like what she said about the miner, we will put the mines and miners out of business, then she goes -- right -- i tell you she goes to west virginia, how
were they? i hate to say i won kentucky but i won west virginia by even more. of course, she made that statement after i had already won kentucky. we're going to win them all. we're going to win them all. we're going to win them all! if hillary clinton gets to appoint judges -- this is really important. defense is number one, we have to protect our company. economy, everything is important but without defense we don't have a country. our military, as you know, it's being decapitated, what they're doing to our millimeter itary i incredible. i saw over the weekend a documentary on our great airmen. these are people flying our jets and they're running out of parts for our fighter jets. these are fighter pilots, these are incredible men and they're going to junkyard, plane graveyards they call them where the planes are, graveyards where there are old planes and taking parts off, cannibalizing the planes and taking parts off the planes and putting them onto the
jets? i'm saying, is this the united states? why don't we have new equipment. a man got up, a great guy looked or better than tom cruise, you know what i'm talking about, because that was a great movie, he said, you know what, i've been in this for 20 years. it used to be so incredible. now, it's like a different world. the equipment, the way it's mainta maintained, everything, it's like a different world. i just have to say, just to interrupt what i'm going to be talking about, i have to say, we're going to make our military bigger and better and stronger than ever before and nobody -- nobody is going to push us around. [ applause ] >> nobody. [ applause ] >> thank you. and by the way, as part of that, we are going to take care of our
great veterans, i have to tell you, the proper way, the proper way. [ applause ] >> thank you, everybody. thank you. of hillary gets to appoint her judges, you know, one of the biggest and most important reasons to win this time, it's very unusual. sometimes you get no judges to appoint, sometimes you go for years and there's no judges, probably there'll be a minimum, you have scalia, one of the gre greats, his position is up, great, he was great. but you have scalia, you have one before you even start, assu assuming, i'm sure that mitch and the guys are going to be able to hold out, i have no doubt about it because we don't want anybody taking that slot. you have scalia and you will probably have three. it could be four, and it could even be five judges. so i think in terms of -- we're talking about a four year period. of course, we intend to be there for eight years.
we'll make it so good in four, you will probably say, you don't need to do it any longer, mr. president. but i can't stress in any stronger fashion whoever the next president is going to appoint from three to five judges. if it's hillary or whoever -- assuming she's allowed to run. you know what, what she did with her e-mail is so criminal, so d dishonest, so shocking that she shouldn't be allowed to run but it looks like they're going to let her run. that's okay with me because really i do want to run against her, i have to be honest with you. if she gets to appoint her judges, she will, as part of it, abolish the second amendment. i have to say that would be, in my opinion, that's what she's going to go for. it's a little like she did with the coal miners. she said she will put the coal miners and mines out of business and then she went to west virginia and she said, oh, well,
i tried to retract -- she tried to retract it. didn't work out too well for her. she got really beaten badly. hillary wants to disarm vulnerable americans in high crime neighborhoods, whether it's a young single mom out of florida or a grandmother in ohio, hillary wants them to be defen defenseless, wants to take away any chance they have of survival. by the way, you have men and women sitting in an apartment and outside is tremendous crime, tremendous crime of all kinds and they need to be protected. you know the only way they're going to be able to protect themselves. if you take that gun away from them, it's going to be very unfair situation. that's why we're going to call her heartless hillary. we can do without that. somehow i like crooked hillary better. i put forth and you probably saw it a few days ago, i put forth a list of judges who will protect
and defend all our freedoms including the second amendment. the judges will follow the constitution. these were all highly vetted the federalist society, heritage, some great references from jeff session, a fantastic man, from mitch and from a whole group of people. we put down 11. i'll be adding some additional names over a period of the next month or so sometime prior to the convention. hope you can all come to the convention, hope you can come. we will be putting additional names in, i think you will be very happy with them. it's been reviewed incredibly well. people love these people. i thought i'd do that because i really think it brings the party together. the effect it's had was incredible. they weren't sure will trump appoint this one or that one, how will the judges be? i put together the list with incredibly important organizations and highly resp t respected and everybody's really happy. you've seen we have gotten
a-plus reviews on that. now, i'd like to call for hillary clinton to put together a list also. okay? let her put together a list. [ applause ] >> because i'd like to see what that lists consists of. you will see, it's day and night, okay, day and night. it will not be good for the people in this room and it won't be good, by the way, for the people of our country most importa importantly. so americans use guns to defend themselves against violent crime more than a million times a year, more than a million times a year. and they want to take them away, heartless hipocrits like the clintons want to take this and get rid of guns yet they have bodyguards that have guns. so i think that in addition to calling for them to name judges, we'll also call them and let their bodyguards immediately disarm --