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covering the trump campaign. hallie, good morning to you. what do we know about this frontal assault on hillary clinton today? >> reporter: yeah, what aides are describing as an all-out attack here on clinton, specifically on five broad areas of her policy that we expect to hear trump go after when he takes to the podium in maybe a half an hour or so here in downtown new york city at trump soho. first you've got trade, terrorism. watch for trump to attack her on the clinton foundation, human rights and economic impact in the united states. trump i'm told will strike a surprisingly optimistic and less angry tone, although you obviously will see him go negative against clinton. as for when trump talks about himself, expect it to be more philosophical and less policy oriented. trump has delivered a couple of what his campaign has billed as policy speeches over the last couple of weeks. this one is intended to really go after both clintons hard. this comes less than 24 hours after clinton did the same to
trump, hammering him on the business record he so often boasts about on the campaign trail. what was notable about that speech, jose, you could see the clear shift in the trump team's response to that speech. they were live tweeting. they had trump delivering an instagram video almost as clinton was speaking here. very different from what we've seen from trump's campaign in the past. let me play you a little bit of that video. >> hillary clinton's only right about one thing, i understand debt and how to handle it. i've made a fortune with debt. but debt for this country is a disaster and obama has piled it on and she's been there watching. >> reporter: the heightened level of rapid response, jose, that's common in so many political campaigns is new just this week for trump's team coming after the ouster of former campaign manager corey lewandowski who was fired on monday. now the question for trump at this speech here today, are we going to see trump 2.0. the candidate has promised he will stay the same but his campaign may look a little bit
different. that's what we're going to find out as clinton's campaign spokesperson is saying trump's attacks are a distraction from the real issues facing the country. >> hallie, the big question is the unusual aspect of a trump speech on teleprompter. he's not very fluid on the teleprompter, not at least so far. is he going to be sticking to that prompter, and who wrote the speech? >> reporter: yeah, we understand that the speech was put together, i'll start there, with the help of his son-in-law, with the help of steven miller, a top policy aide who used to work over on capitol hill. as for whether he will read from the prompter, listen, they are set up. these are prepared remarks, so presumably the script will be in prompter. trump after resisting it for so long over the last few weeks has used this aid more and more and more. it's not notable for any other candidate on any other campaign, jose, but trump has made a point to call out other politicians. president obama, hillary clinton, for their use of a teleprompter so that he is using
one now is raising some eyebrows. >> hallie jackson, thank you so much. nbc's kelly o'donnell is in washington. kelly, good morning to you. you're reporting bill clinton will also be a focal point this morning. >> reporter: well, one of the things that donald trump hopes to do, jose, is to tie hillary clinton's character, her integrity to that of her husband. and to make that case that both she and the former president enriched themselves through public office, making the case which is in many ways derived from a popular book very critical of the clintons called "clinton cash." taking some of the examples out of that to form the speech. but trying to say that for two people in public life for so many years, how did they become so super wealthy. and the trump idea is to try to imply that there is some sort of focus on self-interest and self-enrichment and not necessarily the public good. that's very harsh rhetoric and underlines a lot of what the trump campaign plans to do in
its message about hillary clinton. so tying her to her husband, the former president, is also a way. we've seen the candidate himself not be shy about bringing up some of the more uncomfortable parts of bill clinton's public life and to try to do that in a way to challenge their credibility, their integrity and to make the case that essentially the clintons can't be trusted. that is the harsh and popular line from certainly the red meat part of the conservative side of the party. as you know, hillary clinton is not popular in that group and so any attack on her and her husband is politically helpful to donald trump's campaign. it also serves as a bit of misdirection. he is a controversial candidate with high negatives, to try to focus all of the controversy against his opponent is a tactical way to try to turn the page after a couple of very difficult weeks for donald trump's campaign. but as news goes, i am standing
in one of the many tributaries of capitol hill waiting for secretary clinton who, we are told, is stuck in washington, d.c., traffic. so i know what that's like. so she is running behind schedule. so even with a secret service detail, apparently they're not blowing the lights, they're following a more normal slow pace to get here, but there are house democrats waiting to talk with her. she's supposed to take their questions. we hope she will take some of ours as well. jose. >> kelly, there's also some breaking news on senator marco rubio this morning. >> reporter: well, from your home state, this is a very big development. we have seen hints of this coming for weeks. marco rubio, who is in his first term and had insisted he would not seek a second term. he of course ran for president and that bid failed. we expect that he will say he is in the race. he has already the one of his colleagues step aside. part of this was pressure from fellow republicans who are concerned about holding the senate majority. there are 24 republican seats on the ballot this fall.
only ten that are held by democrats. that switches election by election. so republicans are much more vulnerable. given the dynamics in the race with some concerns that donald trump could be a drag on the ticket, that is a down ballot effect, they wanted to have a stronger candidate. so many of his fellow republicans encouraged marco rubio to run. he will now have to contend with all of the times he said he will not seek election and he was criticized for absenteeism on capitol hill. he will counter that he was always focused on constituent services and voters understood he was running for president so he missed a lot of votes, most candidates do. but those will be vulnerabilities for marco rubio, and his poor performance in his home state in the presidential primary being soundly beaten by donald trump could be a factor as well. but this is big news. he is a big national name and it could give him a platform for a future chapter in national politics. jose. >> kelly o'donnell on capitol hill. thank you very much. i want to bring in a surrogate
for the trump campaign, former contestant on season three of "the apprentice." great to see you. >> great to see you. >> so what can we expect to see today, a presidential donald trump or an attack donald trump against what he calls hillary clinton's problems? >> i think he is going to be extremely presidential. look, this speech isn't going to be a reaction to hillary clinton yesterday. it is going to be a full-on attack on the true hillary clinton and who she is and what she stands for. donald trump has a lot of great things going on on his campaign right now. the meeting with evangelicals yesterday was absolutely amazing, forward-thinking. he now has people involved like michele bachmann. his website is up and running and beautiful. people can receive text updates. there's options on there to donate to the campaign. so he has amazingly wonderful things going on and he has great things to talk about. something he's really going to spend a lot of time talking about is hillary clinton. he will be presidential, he will be prepared and he will be
professional. >> one of the things in the past people have noted about him is he'll bring something up about hillary clinton but then he'll kind of veer off to other issues like judge curiel, which took two weeks of the oxygen of the discussion when, you know, maybe there were other issues to be talking about, but he was laser focused on judge curiel. is that something that we're going to see in the future? can he stick to the message of a presidential campaign? >> absolutely. he has a great team behind him and there has been a bit of a shakeup. it all is for the best. he's doing well, he's refocused. he has great people behind him and he's a very smart individual. i think perfectly ready today, perfectly prepared. staying focused, staying on message because he has a message to deliver. >> so let's talk a little bit about things are going great and he's prepared. when you look at some of the numbers and he's down in some of the national polls against hillary clinton six or more points but then if you look at some of the negatives. 70% negative among the general
population. 89% negative in the latino community. how does that -- how does he go forward when he has such high negatives? 70% in the general population, almost 90% in the latino community? >> but those are just some of the polls. there are other ones to look at. like he's on par in pennsylvania. likely that he's going to win virginia, so there are other focuses. some of these polls are land lines of people that aren't really necessarily in touch or aren't necessarily going to vote. so i think that those polls don't really say a lot about the truth of what's going on out there. >> mark cuban tweeted something on tuesday that's getting a lot of attention saying trump doesn't have the money or the liquidity of his own campaign. what's the reality? >> there's a long reality and i'll make it short. mark cuban wants to be donald trump. he had a failed reality show kind of like "the apprentice." he's also a well spoken, well healed man of means and i think perhaps he wants to be
president. but you know what, maybe they can work together and work it all out. >> erin el more, thanks for being with me. appreciate your time. hillary clinton is on her way to meet with democratic lawmakers on capitol hill. she is currently stuck in traffic in washington, d.c. this is her first meeting with the house caucus since clinching the presidential nomination earlier this month. caskasie hunt is there. is total unity real right now? bernie sanders is still out there. >> sure he is. i think you've seen the democratic party rally around hillary clinton and just so you know, we may see hillary clinton turning around this corner at any minute now. we got a two-minute warning just a little while ago that he's about to walk down here with house speaker nancy pelosi. amid a lot of chatter about who she might pick as her next vice president. congressman xavier ba --
becerra, someone who's name has been in the mix. some other names potentially in the mix, senator elizabeth warren of massachusetts, senator sherrod brown of ohio, senator tim kaine of virginia, so we'll have to keep an eye out to see, you know, where that conversation leads, jose. >> and interesting because of the haif yajavier becerra story. there are a lot of people hillary clinton could choose for a running mate, but does it have to do, you think, kasie, with geography or just what that person can bring to the ticket? >> reporter: it can be a little bit of both, jose. obviously geography has been a significant concern in many previous instances. sherrod brown could help the theory goes bring along some votes in ohio which is all critical. but the reality is, i think the
sense i get from people that i talk to in the clinton campaign is that the view is about what do you bring to the ticket overall. hillary clinton herself is said to be very focused on the top line of is this somebody who is capable of being commander in chief in a worst case scenario when the vice president might have to step in and do that. also, is this somebody that she feels like she can work alongside. if you watch how barack obama as president and joe biden as vice president have interacted, they have set a model that's a little different that some previous vice presidents, for example. of course hillary clinton herself had a difficult relationship with vice president al gore when both of those families were in the white house. so clearly she's had a lot of time to kind of think through the different -- the different things on this front. i think that's part of why you've started to see, for example, she met privately with elizabeth warren. that helps build a personal relationship that maybe wasn't otherwise there. >> and we're expecting hillary clinton any minute to arrive,
right? i'm hearing she's already arrived to the building? >> reporter: so she's arrived to the building. she's got to come down a couple of levels. we're in the house visitors center which is underneath the capitol building, kind of behind it. there's both office space down here as well as areas for tourists. so you should see her walk past another one of our cameras stationed up the hall. you may have seen kelly o'donnell from there earlier and then she'll walk past us. she is expected to be greeted by house minority leader nancy pelosi and then they're going to walk down the hallway. as we mentioned, xavier becerra will meet them and she's expected to take questions from the house democratic members of congress, jose. and i think we're giving you hillary clinton. >> i think so. we're watching that right now. >> reporter: i would be surprised but we have our fingers crossed. >> it doesn't sound like it, right? >> reporter: it does not sound like it. hillary clinton typically, if you've spent any time out with
her on rope lines, for example, after her events, she's very studied in her stare right past you and keep right on going. she, of course, has sat for interviews over the course of the campaign but is not typically one for unexpected interactions with the reporters that cover her. >> i spoke with her just last week when i was in orlando. let's see, she was just outside pittsburgh, i believe. let's -- so these are the folks coming in. this is -- yeah, part of her team there. how far are we from this camera, are you close by? >> i unfortunately can't see what you are seeing at the moment so i can't quite tell you, but i'm sure you're going to see a lot of activity right behind me because she is going to turn over my shoulder, she's going to turn that corner and walk down this hallway here. i think, jose, one thing that we should focus on --
>> there she is. >> when we look ahead to her speech today in raleigh is these questions of who's better to handle the economy. and i think one contrast the clinton campaign is trying to set out today, as donald trump prepares to give that major address, is whether or not she's able to show that she would be a stronger steward of the economy. i'm going to step out of the frame because i think we'll see hillary clinton in just a moment. >> all right. let's take you then to your camera as well then. let's see if she stops and answers some questions. >> do you have a short list for vp yet? nick, would you like to stop and chat? >> i think you guys have established that we have, whether we do or not. >> oh, that was a good try, though.
not going to answer any questions. she says hello to congressman becerra with nancy pelosi. kasie, you tried, which is all you can do. >> we tried. we tried. >> kasie, thank you very much. >> reporter: it's not an uncommon situation. >> thank you so much, kasie, it's good to see you on capitol hill this morning for us. ahead new details in the arrest of three people outside new york's holland tunnel with a truckful of loaded knives, guns and body armor. ari melber will explain why it is not connected to terrorism. as we mentioned, we're expecting donald trump's speech ahead. when it starts, we'll bring it to you. plus speaker paul ryan to address reporters in just a couple of minutes as well. we'll go to that right here on "msnbc live." y beck ]
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a cache of weapons and body armor discovered in a new york city-bound truck will land three people in court today. police found three people and a small arsenal at the holland tunnel yesterday. they only stopped the truck because of a cracked windshield. the trio claimed to be on a mission to rescue a kidnapping victim. police describe the three as gun enthusiasts not connected to terrorism. msnbc chief legal correspondent ari melber is watching this case. ari, good morning. i understand one of the suspects recently lost his daughter to a heroin overdose? >> that is the reporting. basically what you have is a somewhat unusual arrest. of course you see traffic stops and gun arrests all the time in the country but we'll show you on the screen the cache of weapons. we're talking about an assault weapon, several pistols, up to five, an ar-15 assault rifle, reportedly a .12 gauge shotgun,
a lot of weapons in this vehicle. when you look at the truck itself, it's a dramatically rendered vehicle. and basically what you have there are a bunch of violations of new jersey law, which is why these folks are going to end up here in an arraignment around 1:00 p.m. we're told. they do a video arraignment so won't actually be in the courtroom. those charges, second degree felony under the new assault weapons ban, one of the toughest in the nation, can carry you up to five to ten years in prison, as well as a $150,000 fine. all of that is just on the law. now on the story, what you see here, according to the reporting by nbc's jonathan dietz and mark santia, as you mentioned, one of these individuals had his daughter lost to heroin that they believed in some degree or some way they thought that they could perform some sort of rescue mission. so they were sort of heroes in their own mind. they had the idea that they would come here to the region,
come with their guns from pennsylvania and they would basically deal with or intervene in what they considered the heroin trade or potential danger to others. all of that according to the reporting we're seeing. that's in their mind. according to authorities, what they are at this point is being charged with felonies for breaking the law and having those guns. i should mention, you think about the larger gun debate and they're coming from pennsylvania where these may have been lawful but they're unlawful in new jersey and that doesn't help you. if you're coming in a place where a gun is legal but you transport it illegally, you're in violation of state law. >> it does seem to me, ari, and this is just conjecture here, but if you want to go incognito somewhere, that's not the vehicle to be using. there are a lot of odd things to this story. >> certainly not and i think that's why this got immediate attention. this was yesterday and the first time arraignment will come is
today. what you see in that vehicle is a warning sign. the other thing i want to mention if you want to take this seriously, the case will decide if they made mistakes, even if they were dealing with what they thought was risk to people from heroin, what authorities would tell you to do if you think someone is in danger, call the fbi, call the dea, there's a missing children's hotline. if any of those things arise. however they did it and whatever they were thinking, going and trying to do it in a vigilante way not what authorities would advise. >> that's right. it's important that you mention that because there are a lot of folks and organizations you can call if you are going through that very difficult situation. taking it into your own hands is not the best or really the sane way to do it. ari, thank you very much. it's good to see you. an indiana teen has been charged with terrorism for trying to join isis. officials arrested the 18-year-old as he tried to board a bus to new york before flying overseas to join the terror group.
the fbi says he researched potential terror targets in his home state and had conversations online with other isis sympathizers, pledging his allegiance to the islamic state. he faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. a group of republican and democratic lawmakers are backing a new gun legislation. the bill bans gun sales from individuals onto terror watch lists, including the no-fly list. maine senator susan collins rolled out the bill a day after a series of gun control measures failed to pass in the senate. collins presented the legislation as a middle ground approach. backers believe there's a chance it may pass the senate, but california democratic senator, dianne feinstein, who authored one of the four bills that failed yesterday, said it's not enough to close the loophole that creates this terror gap. developing news from antarctica. a rescue plane has taken off from the national science foundation in an emergency attempt to save the life of a gravely ill researcher. more on the risky rescue effort ahead. we're awaiting a speech from
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actually how fragile it looks in that pretty brutal continent. it will now fly about another seven hours left across this continent to the british antarctic base at rother. you see the base where the crew took off from. the crew had a sleep there but took off rather quickly. there was a weather window. they're rather rare so they have to grab them. normally no plane flies in this area for eight months of the year. there you see one landing and you see about the fragility. the latest temperature, well, it's 115 below zero with windchill. that's almost unimaginable really, it's such biting cold that the aircraft fuel, its parts as well as the people inside can freeze. but this is a life-or-death mission and we won't know, as i say, probably for another seven or eight hours whether it has
been successful. jose. >> bill neely, thank you very much. donald trump expected to start what's being billed as a major speech any moment now. there you see the box. the focus, hillary clinton and her record on everything from trade to terrorism to the economy. let me bring in nbc news correspondents, hallie jackson and katy tur. katy, how convinced are you that we're going to see a different donald trump today? >> if the indications of yesterday are accurate, we're going to see a more toned down or scripted donald trump today. you can see in that room that there are teleprompters there. this was a speech that was prepared by sources telling me steven miller, one of his senior campaign aides, also with the help of son-in-law jared kushner and other family members, this is post-lewandowski era, whose motto was let trump be trump so expect to see something more akin to a traditional candidate that's relatively speaking though, jose.
donald trump has always flown his own plane, if you will. he likes to shoot from the hip. he likes to do things his own way. even though there are teleprompters there, sometimes he does ad lib. the ad libs are often what gets him in trouble. remember the last speech he gave on terror right after orlando, he went off script by saying that the terror suspect was born in afghan. that was a misread, i'm told. he was supposed to say born to afghan parents. so this is still donald trump. he is still the same candidate we've seen for the last 12 months now. one that is not traditional, one that often makes blunders and one that is often more extreme in his rhetoric, but they are hoping that they're going to be able to convince republican leaders that there is a pivot coming. so this could be a deciding factor today for many. >> hallie, has things really changed in the campaign since lewandowski's ouster? you can fire the coach, but the owner is still the owner.
>> reporter: paul manafort has been effectively in charge and remains show, but i think one of the most vivid examples you saw was yesterday during hillary clinton's sort of prebuttal to this speech when the rapid response team for the trump campaign was firing sending like ten e-mails other the day and you saw trump out with that instagram video rebutting clinton's comments against him. it has not been typical in the trump campaign, at least not until now. some color from inside the room. we're in the front of the press section and in front there's about ten rose of 12 seats for audience members, members of the new york gop, business associates of donald trump's as well as some family members. we've seen his son eric here, his daughter ivanka, steven miller who along with manafort had taken the podium looking like they were checking the prompter or checking the lighting. we do expect trump to come out in the next couple of minutes
for what will likely be about a 30-minute speech. >> was this speech set up before clin clinton's attack on trump? >> reporter: yeah, this is largely the speech or stemmed from a speech that trump had been slated to give last week but shifted gears after the orlando shooting and instead focused on national security and terrorism. so given that he is heading to scotland later this week and given the events earlier this week, the staff shakeup in his campaign and some other news that had come out that was unfavorable, the timing for today seemed like it was the day in the week to do it. >> and after today it's off to scotland? >> on thursday night he's going to have a press conference on friday. this is a bit of a controversial trip. this is not a trip to expand his foreign policy. he's not going to be meeting with world leaders. this is not a tour of europe, as others had done in the past. president obama did it while he was running in 2008. mitt romney did it as well. but mixing a little personal pleasure when mitt romney went to visit the london olympics.
donald trump is just going, though, to visit his two golf courses. one in turnberry, the other in aberdeen in scotland. this is a purely personal trip. i've been speaking to gop operatives and they have been telling me if donald trump wants to be taken seriously, if he wants to show republican leadership that he is serious about changing, that he's serious about winning this election, that he should cancel this trip. it's a business trip. it's a brand trip. he's not campaigning there. he's not going to battleground states. he's not raising money. he's not doing the legwork that he needs to do to make his campaign and his message fuller. the lacking that he's had when it comes to his ability to raise money has been very detrimental to him. it's not inspiring a lot of confidence among those who need to support him. it's not inspiring confidence among those down ballot candidates who are potentially facing very tough re-elections in their own states with donald trump at the top of the ticket. so this is a controversial trip, but the campaign is giving me no
indication that they plan on cancelling it. >> katy tur and hallie jackson, thank you very much. i'm told mr. trump is expected to speak in about four minutes from now. we'll take a short break and be right back with donald trump's speech from new york city. and a passion to build something better. and what an amazing time it's been, decade after decade of innovation, inspiration and wonder. so, we say thank you america for a century of trust, for the privilege of flying higher and higher, together. ♪ for over 100 years like kraft has,natural cheese you learn a lot about how people cook. i wish i had like four different mexican cheeses but in one super melty cheese. it does exist! you still have two cheese wishes left. jen stops working,
we are awaiting donald trump to speak any minute now from new york. with me now, nicolle wallace, former communications director for george w. bush and rick tyler, former spokesman for the ted cruz campaign. thank you both for being with me. rick, let me start with you. is this going to be something that trump would have said last week if orlando had not happened or is he going to be changing it depending on what hillary clinton and her campaign has been very focused on specific attacks on where they think he is weakest? >> yeah, you know, jose, hillary clinton has to make this a referendum on donald trump and she's clearly doing that. she did it in her foreign policy speech and she did it yesterday
going directly after donald trump's weaknesses in his own record. donald trump needs to make this a referendum on hillary clinton, but he has the advantage because he can talk about going in a new direction and he can cite some specific policy changes that would lead us out of this anemic economic growth and the lack of job creation that the clinton -- that clinton does not want to defend of the current administration. this has been one of the slowest recovery growth periods in person history. people's wages have not gone up. what donald trump needs to do is lay out a new direction, a new vision for america and how things could change, but he does need to make it a referendum on her. if he can do that and people begin to believe and the polling shows that people do trust donald trump more on the economy than hillary clinton. she's trying to make this a referendum on him. he's got to make it a referendum on her, but he also has to lay out a new direction. >> and, nicolle, the difficulty
for him in the past has been that when he had the opportunity to do just that and focus on those things that rick says are weaknesses for hillary clinton, he has gone off and criticized magistrate curiel. in other words, it just seems as though there's not a lot of focus at times there. >> that's a kind way to put it and i agree with my friend and colleague, rick tyler's assessment of what should be happening and what could be happening, but we have to always remember that we're dealing with donald j. trump. the question i put to his inner circle this morning was is the plan today to avoid ensnaring the campaign in another racially divisive sort of scandal with the kinds of comments we've heard from him really once a week. he's had a scandal a week. he's had an incident a week that has caused gop leaders in washington to rebuke him. even people who have endorsed him have had to say, ew, i don't like that.
so he turned a new page on monday by firing his campaign manager. he's got bob corker, who had endorsed him, saying he's excited about what he's hearing from the campaign. and what he has to do this morning is sort of put his mouth where he says it's going to go, which is to stay on script, which is to get on offense against hillary clinton and begin to process -- to prosecute a case against hillary clinton's judgment. >> is it easier, rick, though, for the clinton campaign to throw a dart knowing that the odds are pretty good that he's going to react to that, you know, not within a script format but just that zinger i'm going to answer whether it's good for me or not? >> it is a real problem. it is one that has to be solved. so, in other words, you saw just over the past 24 hours hillary clinton attacked him on donald trump's use of debt in his own businesses. and instead of saying, look, don't talk to me about debt, this administration is $18 trillion in debt.
why is the hypocrite talking about debt? instead he relit gates his own debt and talks about how he's made millions on debt. that is hard to explain. people think of debt very bad and he's trying to explain how debt can be good. that takes too long to explain. people don't understand it. he should get away from that and talk about the debt of this administration and he would reduce it. instead, as you say, jose, he has this tendency to want to relitigate all the accusations against him. if he does this in this speech, i will submit it will be a failure. if he can lay out a new vision and contrast that against the status quo, it should be a new direction. donald trump is in many ways a performance artist and he needs a writer who can write to his performance. so he has talked about not using a teleprompter because he doesn't get the reaction of the crowd. but he can get that if you work with the text and work with the writer. >> i want to hand it over to my friend and colleague brian williams with more coverage
right here on msnbc. >> jose, thank you. as we get under way here waiting for donald trump to speak from one of his trump properties in new york city, katy tur, who has covered the trump campaign since day one, the ride down the escalator that trump is always talking about, katy, how big a payroll do we expect to have as part of the trump effort say a week from now? >> is former campaign manager told a group of fund-raisers last night that they're going to be making 100 new hires. it's interesting to have corey lewandowski say that because i'm told by multiple sources, and i've been told now for months, that corey lewandowski was the one blocking a number of those hires. they announced about four people yesterday, but they are people that had been working on the campaign already that they had just not made announcements for. i know that they are hopeful that they're going to be able to get new communications staff in place. what we saw yesterday was an indication that they already have something going on behind the scenes and potentially will
start to flesh out their team. we saw rapid response, brian. we've never seen that from the donald trump campaign. as hillary clinton was giving her speech attacking him on the economy, his campaign was sending out, which is pretty standard for most campaigns, e-mails rebutting many of her points and trying to paint her as more dangerous for the economy, trying to paint her as more dangerous abroad for american interests. he was also at the same time tweeting. there were nine tweets, ten e-mails, he released an instagram video and then they announced that he was going to be having this anti-hillary clinton speech today here at the soho hotel. this is a delayed speech. it was one that he was supposed to give the monday after the orlando attacks. the attacks so obviously postponing that and sending this down the line. but yesterday after hillary clinton went on the offensive against him, he decided and the campaign decided that today would be the best time to do it. it is interesting to note that trump soho, the hotel, this will be the ninth property that the
reporters have been taken to by the trump campaign. this at times does sort of feel like a property tour for donald trump. we've been to a number around the country and later this week we'll be going to scotland as he visits two of his golf courses. but talking about what's going to be happening when donald trump takes the stage, he's really going to try to paint himself as the change candidate and paint hillary clinton as the status quo candidate, as somebody who's politics as usual but not just as usual, the worst of politics. five major areas that he's going to be hitting her on we're told, trade, terrorism, the clinton foundation, which he has donated to as well as his daughter ivanka. he's called that blood money. also human rights and immigration. it's a full frontal assault on her record and her reputation and her character. they have been trying now for months to paint her as somebody who is untrustworthy. they have said to us that this is not going to be a nasty speech. it's not going to be an angry speech. but he's going to try as much as
he can to make it a more joyful and optimistic speech, more reaganesque, if you will, morning in america rather than everything is doomed as he's been talking about on the campaign trail of late. we're going to see how successful that is. you can see in there there are teleprompters in there, brian. that means that he should be scripted. >> i was just going to say that will dictate the format of the speech as donald trump enters the room to a standing ovation. >> thank you. thank you very much. thank you very much, everyone. today i'd like to share my thoughts about the stakes in this upcoming and very important election. people have asked me why i'm running for president. i built an amazing business that
i love and i get to work side by side with my children every single day. we come to work together and turn visions into reality. we think big and then we make it happen. we absolutely make it happen. i love what i do and i am grateful beyond words to the nation that has allowed me to do it. so when people ask me why i am running, i very quickly answer i'm running to give back to this country which has been so very good to me. [ applause ] when i see the crumbling roads and bridges or the dilapidated airports or the factories moving overseas to mexico or to other
countries for that matter, i know these problems can all be fixed, but not by hillary clinton. only by me. the fact is, we can come back bigger and better and stronger than ever before. jobs, jobs, jobs. everywhere i look, i see the possibilities of what our country could be, but we can't solve any of these problems by relying on the politicians who created the problems themselves. we'll never be able to fix a rigged system by counting on the same people who have rigged it in the first place. the insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in
power and in the money. that's why we're asking bernie sanders voters to join our movement, so together we can fix the system for all americans, so important. [ applause ] this includes fixing all of our many disastrous trade deals, and they are disastrous, they're destroying our country, because it's not just the political system that's rigged, it's the whole economy. it's rigged by big donors who want to keep wages down. it's rigged by big businesses who want to leave our country, fire our workers and sell their products back into the united states with absolutely no consequences for them. it's rigged by bureaucrats who are trapping kids in failing
schools. it's rigged against you, the american people. hillary clinton, and as you know she -- most people know she's a world class liar. just look at her pathetic e-mail server statements or her phony landing. or her phony landing in bosnia where she said she was under attack, and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers. a total and -- look, this was -- this was one of the beauts, a total and self-serving lie. brian williams' career was destroyed for saying less, just remember that. yesterday she even tried to attack me and my many businesses. but here, and this is the way it is is the bottom line. i started off in brooklyn, new york, not so long ago with a
small loan and built a business that today is worth well over $10 billion. and that's the kind of thinking we need in our leadership of our country. i've always had a talent for building businesses, and importantly for creating jobs. that's a talent our country desperately needs. i'm running for president to end the unfairness and to put you, the american worker, first. it's about time. [ applause ] we're going to put america first and we're going to make america great again. this election will decide whether we are ruled by the people or by the politicians.
here is my promise to the american voter. if i'm elected president, i will end the special interest monopoly in washington, d.c. very important. [ applause ] the other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests and i will tell you she's made plenty of money for them and she's been taking plenty of money out for herself. hillary clinton has perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft. she ran the state department like her own personal hedge fund doing favors for oppressive regimes and many others and really many, many others in exchange for cash, pure and simple, folks. pure and simple. then when she left, she made
$21.6 million giving speeches to wall street banks and other special interests and in less than two years secret speeches that she does not want to reveal under any circumstances to the public. i wonder why. together, she and bill made $153 million giving speeches to lobbyists, ceos and foreign governments in the years since 2001. they totally own her, and that will never, ever change, including if she ever became president, god help us. [ applause ] the choice in this election is a choice between taking our government back from the special interests or surrendering really the last scrap of independence to the total and complete control of people like the
clintons. those are the stakes. hillary clinton wants to be president, but she doesn't have the temperament or, as bernie sanders said very strongly, the judgment to be president. she does not have the judgment. she believes -- [ applause ] she believes she's entitled to the office. her campaign slogan is "i'm with her." you know what my response is to that? i'm with you, the american people. [ applause ] thank you very much. she thinks it's all about her. i know it's all about you. i know it's all about making
america great again for all americans, all americans. our country lost its way when it stopped putting the american people really first. we have to go back to putting our american people first. we got here because we switched from a policy of americanism focusing on what's good for america's middle class to a policy of globalism, focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move their wealth and workers to foreign countries, all to the detriment of the american worker and the american economy itself. we reward companies for offshoring and we punish companies for doing business in america and keeping our workers employed. they get punished. this is not a rising tide that lifts all boats. this is a wave of globalism that wipes out our middle class and
our jobs along with it. we need reform and we have to reform our economic system so that once again we can all succeed together and america can become rich again. we have to make america rich again. [ applause ] and that's what i mean by america first. our country will be better off when we start making our own products again, bringing our once great manufacturing capabilities back to the shores. i mean we have to bring our manufacturers back to the united states, desperately needed, desperately we need those jobs, and we need it even from our psyche. one of the really great things and one of the first major bills that george washington signed was amazing when i saw this for
the first time, the encouragement and protection of manufacturing in america. our first republican president, abraham lincoln, warned us by saying the abandonment of the protective policy by the american government will produce want and ruin among our people. in other words, we have to protect our country. i have decided and visited cities and towns across america, all across america, and seen the devastation caused by the trade policies of bill and hillary clinton, and it's total devastation all over new york, all over pennsylvania, all over new england, all over the country. hillary clinton supported bill clinton's disastrous and totally disastrous nafta. just like she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. we've lost nearly one-third of our manufacturing jobs since
these two hillary-backed agreements were signed, among the worst we've ever done, among the most destructive agreements we've ever signed. our trade deficit with china soared 40% during hillary clinton's time as secretary of state. a disgraceful performance for which she should not be congratulated but rather scorned. then she left china -- so true. [ applause ] then she left china, and what happened is billions and billions of dollars in our intellectual property, and china has taken it and it's a crime which is continuously going on and it's going on right now. they are stealing billions and billions of dollars of our intellectual property. hillary clinton gave china millions of jobs, our best jobs, and effectively let china
completely rebuild itself. in return, hillary clinton got rich. the book "clinton cash" by peter shweitzer documents how bill and hillary used the state department to enrich their family in america's and at america's expense. she gets rich making you poor. [ applause ] here is a quote from the book. "at the center of u.s. policy toward china was hillary clinton. at this critical time for u.s.-china relations, bill clinton gave a number of speeches that were underwritten by the chinese government and its supporters. these funds were paid to the clintons' bank account directly while hillary was negotiating with china on behalf of the united states." tell me, folks, does that work?
she told out our workers and our country for beijing. hillary clinton has also been the biggest promoter of the transpacific partnership, which will ship millions more of our jobs overseas and give up congressional power to an international foreign commission. now, because i have pointed out why it would be such a disastrous deal, she's pretending that she's against it. she's given and deleted, as you know, and most people have heard about this, have we ever heard about her deleting anything? no, i don't think so. she deleted the entire record from her book and deletion is something she really does know something about because she's deleted at least 30,000 e-mails. which, by the way, should be able to be found. should be able to be found because the government, i will say, i've always heard you can never really delete an