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i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. >> we are bringing you the latest from our reporters fanned out across philadelphia. we said trump is expected to take the stage at any moment for a town hall meeting. also in florida where trump had the contentious news conference this morning. let's begin with katy tur. she was in the room this morning with donald trump asking questions during that lengthy press conference. she joins me now. katy, there were so many attention-grabbing moments earlier today. i felt like it was a fire hose coming aut it. that is the biggest news of the afternoon. newt gingrich has called it a joke, but trump said those words. >> he's not backing down from them. he tweeted out, if russia or any other country has hillary clinton's 33,000 deleted
e-mails, perhaps they should share them with the fbi. he also refused to back down when i asked him about it directly, asking him if he had any qualms about asking a foreign government to interfere in american politics. his rival or not his rival or interfered with american citizens e-mail, take a listen to what he said. >> russia, if you're listening, i hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. let's see if that happens. >> do you have any qualms about asking a foreign government, russia, anybody, to interfere, to hack into a system of anybody's in this country? >> let the president talk about it. here's the problem. katy, here's the problem. very simple. he has no respect -- >> you said i welcome them to
find those 30,000. >> they probably have them. i'd like to have them released. >> does that not give you pause? >> no pause. you know what gives me more pause? that a person in our government, crooked hillary clinton, here's what -- be quiet. i know you want to save her. that a person in our government would delete or get rid of 30,000 e-mails. . that gives me a big problem. after she gets a subpoena, she gets subpoenaed and she gets rid of 33,000 e-mails. that gives me a problem. if russia or china or any of the country has those e-mails, to be honest, i'd love to see them. >> now, the campaign, while donald trump was speaking, issued this statement from governor mike pence, his running mate, which seemed to contradict what donald trump was saying on stage saying the fbi will get to the bottom of who is behind the hacking. if it is russia and they are interfering in our elections, i can assure you both parties and
the united states government will ensure there are consequences. trump's campaign spokesperson jason miller going on to say, trump wasn't calling on anyone to intervene. it's important to not let hillary off the hook because she illegally bundled e-mails from her home server. those statements contradicting what donald trump was saying on stage. also what he tweeted out moments after that press conference. i think it's important to put his words into context which wh it comes to the trump campaign in general. remember, this is a week where the dnc and hillary clinton are getting all of the attention because it is their convention. it should not be surprising that donald trump would hold a press conference in order to grab attention back from hillary clinton. these are the sort of outrageous statements we have seen him make time and again during this campaign season. whether or not this is the one he's going to want to get headlines for. a lot of folks saying this is not the kind of answer you
should be getting from a candidate. not the kind of rhetoric you should be hearing from a candidate for president of the united states. not the kind of question or encouragement you shown getting from somebody running for the white house to encourage a foreign nation to intervene in our politics. he's said repeatedly in the past that all press is good press. >> let me ask you about one other thing that came up today. it was a free wheeling press conference with a lot of topics covered. one of the others was the tpp, the trade agreement that hillary clinton has been against but got into hot water when one of her friends and advisers the governor of virginia said that maybe she was flexible on that. what did donald trump say on that? >> donald trump seized upon that because that's directly sbot narrative he's been trying to push. hillary clinton will say one thing and do another in the white house. she's out for herself and not the american people. he said they would probably change a comma in the agreement and say this is changed in
general and that's why hillary clinton can't support it. it did feed into the narrative that donald trump has been painting a successful narrative to supporters and those who want to believe that hillary clinton is somehow untrut worthy, one that has work ed for him u so far. the polling when it comes to donald trump and hillary clinton, if donald trump is not ahead, they are nearly neck and neck in a lot of polling. so far, this sort of rhetoric, regardless of whether it is true, has worked for him. >> katy tur, following all that in florida. let's bring in hallie jackson in scrant scranton, pennsylvania, next stop for donald trump. set the seen for us. this is not a press conference now. this is what they are calling a town hall. but they hand picked all the people behind you, right? >> this is set up like a rally. so you have the familiar podium, the american flags in the backdrop, the familiar sound track running on repeat
basically. you're right, it is going to be billed as a town hall, which means we expect governor pence and donald trump to take questions from people in the audience. the question being will anybody ask about his comments this morning on russia and the e-mails. i'll tell you this. before we get pinned into the quarter press area here, we were trying to talk to a couple folks. not many had heard about the comments just yet since this news began to couple a couple hours ago, but i wouldn't be surprised to hear it come up here. the energy in the room, these are all trump supporters. they are chanting and cheering. just moments ago right before you came to us, there was a chant of "lock her up", referring to hillary clinton. this is something we started to see build at the republican convention last week in cleveland and since then has become kind of a staple on the campaign trail. you heard donald trump talking
about that a little bit today saying he tried to tell people to stop that chant. it's the second stop of the day. he was in florida this morning. he will be here in pennsylvania. he heads to ohio for a final event in the evening. he and mike pence doing this campaign trip together before splitting up later in the week. >> so hals he landed yet? >> we haven't seen some of our colleague who is typically fly with him. so we have a feeling it might be a few minutes. >> hallie jackson waiting for donald trump in scranton, which we'll bring you if it starts soon. reaction continuing to pour in over trump encouraging russia to get ahold of hillary clinton's
missing e-mails. just moments ago, kristen welker caught up with steve israel in the wells fargo center. >> i want to read you one of the things that donald trump said. he says, quote, if. russia or any other country or person has hillary clinton's 33,000 deleted e-mails, perhaps they should share them with the fbi. your reaction? >> that borders on treason. never before have i heard of or seen a candidate not just for president, but for anything invite a foreign spy agency to hack america's computers. it's one thing to be unfit for command, but today he proved he's dangerously unfit for command. >> steve israel speaking with kristen welker. very directly saying this borders on treason. >> i think dha is patently
absurd. when it comes to press conferences, it's always entertaining when it comes to donald trump. i'm glad he has them. hillary clinton has not had a press conference since 2015. but to get to the meat of this accusation that's coming from -- >> but these were his words. >> but first of all, this is an important distinction. i think he was speaking in a jessicai i rhetorical way. he said if they already have them, the point is they may very well already have them. why, because secretary clinton behaved in such a reckless manner with our national security. so the democrats and the liberal media are trying badly to create a diversion. >> we're trying to quote him. let me quote him directly. by the way, they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 e-mails. i hope they do. they probably have her 33,000 e-mails she lost and deleted because you'd see some beauties there, so let's see.
it went on later where he seemed to encourage and said the press would love it if russia would find those documents. are you excusing that as a joke? >> i think it was a joke. i wish he hadn't made it because it's become a distraction. this issue now today that we're talking about has become a distraction. i wish he hadn't said it that way, but with donald trump, one thing we really get is candor and authenticity. at times it has a downside. he's not as careful with his words. but the point is, if the russians already have e-mails and i would suspect they do because of hillary's incredible wrerecklessness and law breakin and the fbi came very close to saying they broke the law. because of that, she might be compromised in all sorts of ways. that's the main point here. i don't think the american people are going to buy the
democrats to say the russians ate our homework. or look over here, 60% of the american people do not believe hillary clinton. >> i think what democrats would say, and i'm just playing devil's advocates. they would say this is dangerous territory. you heard the congressman say it. they think this is dangerous to start -- even if it's just seeming to encourage a foreign government to intervene in our process. >> i understand that kind of suspicion. we have to be careful of that skepticism that he's not ready to be commander-in-chief because he says things like this. i understand that. i still think he's ready. i would say if this is a faux pas, it doesn't come close to being secretary of state of the united states and putting a private server in your basement in clear violation of guidelines and the law. if we want to talk about endangering our national security, the case against hillary clinton is far more blatant and strong than the one
against donald trump. >> more to the press conference was russia and trump's relationship with vladimir putin and russia. he said, quote, i never met putin. i don't know who putin is. he said one nice thing about me. he said i'm a genius. i want to play a clip from last november of donald trump at one of the debates. >> as far as ukraine is conce concerned and syria, i like -- if putin wants to go in and i got to know him very well because we were both on "60 minutes." we did very well that night. >> so that turn out to be false. they weren't in the same city. donald trump was in one town and vladimir putin was in a different place for that episode. which trump are we supposed to believe? does he have a tight relationship with putin or does he not? >> i don't know about the previous instance so i can't comment about that clip you
showed. but as far as today, he made it clear e he has no ongoing relationship with putin or russia at all, for that matter. i have seen a lot of that in the press. there's a lot of russian money flown into his company. he sells high end real estate around the world. so clearly the's been interactions, but the point is this. he has said russia is potentially an adversary to the united states and potentially a friend in some ways. particularly in regards to isis. the one issue that the democrats seem unwilling to even broach is with anxiety and fear about isis. russia could be our partner in obliterating isis. that was an important statement made today. you can reach across and can have alliances of convenience. trump will be better able to do that than hillary clinton. >> let me play you one more clip from the press conference. this was about donald trump
talking about president obama. >> i think president obama has been the most ignorant president in our history. his views of the world, as he says don't jive. the world is a mess. you look at what's happening with the migration, syria, l libya, iraq, everything he's touched. he has been a disaster as a president. he will go down as one of the worst presidents in the history of our country. >> the most ignorant president in our history. is that kind of language too far? >> harsh words, but unfortunately deservedly so. the world is spiraling out of control. it really is. from orlando to san bernardino to france to germany and why? largely because of the absence of strong american leadership. when the united states is not respected and feared around the
world, the world is a mess. >> he's a sitting president. to call him ignorant. >> i believe he was ignorant. barack obama had barely been a politician before he got into the white house. he showed us very quickly he was not prepare d to manage world affairs. he was not prepared to be tough. donald trump's business background will -- he's going to surround himself with plenty of politicians including mike pence. he will have political backing and political know how in washington, but as an outsider, he's going to bring a very fresh perspective on how american power can make america safe and we need to protect her and make the world safer. >> you mean negotiate what? >> negotiate, for instance, whether it's trade agreements. we have terrible trade agreements. he's pro free trade. but not being taken advantage of. we're being taken advantage of in nato.
and negotiate things like our immigration policy. it's smart what the horrific headlines that we see continually coming out of europe. we need to be smart about who we want in the united states. donald trump looked crazy a year ago to most when he said we have to be careful about people coming from areas that are infiltrated with terrorists from muslim countries. he looks much more sensible. it's not just muslim countries. >> he still holds that policy. he looks much smarter given on what's going on even in places like france or germany. i would advocate we don't want immigration from france and g m germany looking at what's going on there. >> did you say we don't want immigration from france and germany? >> i'm not speaking for the campaign, but my perspective, yes. any place with a high incident of terror. whether it's syria, iraq and sadly france and germany. i think that's a bad idea right now temporarily.
>> they are not going to like that you're saying that. >> but they will like it if the it makes the world more secure, which will happen under president trump. >> steve cortez, a trump supporter, thank you. after the break, we'll head to the floor of the dnc. new reaction coming in to what trump had to say today. plus our eyes on scranton, pennsylvania, where we told you donald trump expect ed to take the stage momentarily. rd. we left on our honeymoon in january 2012. it actually evolved into a business. from our blog to video editing... our technology has to hang tough with us. when you're going to a place without electricity, you need a long battery life. the touch, combined with the screen resolution... a mac doesn't have that. we wanted to help more people get out there and see the world. once you take that leap, that's where the magic happens.
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momentarily, but they may be a bit delayed. they were supposed to start at 3:00 eastern time. kelly o'donnell, meantime, is down on the floor at the wells fargo center here in philadelphia. and i know you have already got an lot of reaction to trump's comments earlier. >> well, i decided to go up into the stands where between arizona and missouri, because at the this point of the day we can actually get up here. the crowds will be huge tonight. we have been talking to democrats here. some who are office holders, reacting to donald trump. it has been the buzz around this convention. because obviously tonight is a big night where much of the message will be about hillary clinton's fitness to serve as commander-in-chi commander-in-chief. that's what the speeches will reenforce. so the comments of donald trump who held that free wheeling news conference today, when we talked about russia, that has really set off alarms. some who say it borders on treason. i hear the "rock y" theme, i
feel compelled to run in place. is he prepared for the level of skill, the level of discretion required to be commander-in-chief. what i'm hearing is surprise, stunned, some saying that e he's just simply gone too far. now we have seen that the campaign for donald trump has backed away a bit and certainly our colleagues with him on the ground will be reporting more on that. but for democrats, this is an opening. this is a way for them to try to show that hillary clinton has the right temperament, outlook, experience and level of judgment. they are trying to use this to highlight what they believe is donald trump's lack of fitness, especially in this area with something as potentially volatile as russia, cyber security, our national security. so democrats are willing to talk about this and are dismayed by what they have heard today. >> kelly o'donnell following all of it on the floor of the wells fargo center. given the events of today, we have decided to bring in malcolm
nance, our terrorism analyst. he's not a pundit, but he knows this stuff inside o out. worked for the national security agency. it's good to see you. so when you listen to donald trump say what he said this morning, just in point of fact, is what he suggested a violation of any kind of -- code, treaty? >> i'm certainly not a lawyer, but just on its face politically, this is a disaster. what donald trump has asked for, what he's requested in front of the entire world is that a foreign intelligence agency, a nation that is an adversary of the united states, perform espionage on the united states to get information which may be damaging to his political opponent and a presidential primary. this has never happened before i'm certain in the list of the united states. i don't know whether it meets the title code.
>> what is that? >> that's where a person advocates policy, which is detrimental to the united states government. people are out there using the word treason, because that's very dangerous. we are in wartime and any act would have to be proven that he's actually in league with an enemy of the united states. i don't think that applies, but we are certainly at a point we have a national security crisis here. >> and is hei making that crisi worse? >> the people at the national security agency today made statements that presidential candidate is inviting a hostile intelligence agency to penetrate the systems of the united states, commit espionage for his own personal benefit politically. this is a crisis and it's going to be investigated. >> if trump is talking about state department e-mails on clinton's server, he's inviting
a foreign intelligence service to steal government information. if he's talking about allegedly private e-mails she destroyed, she's inviting foreign intel service to violate privacy of individual. these were tweet he is put out or told one of our producers. you agree with him that this is dangerous? >> this is a former director of nsa and cia coming out and putting out a no nonsense statement about the danger of the words that have been used here. this shows a horrible lack of temperament. no command er-in-chief should ever advocate a foreign intelligence agency or foreign power come and put the influence into the u.s. electoral process. >> are we taking it too seriously? newt gingrich said this was a joke. our guest a few minutes ago steve cortez, a surrogate for the trump campaign, said he thought he was joking. are we taking it too seriously? >> no, the very idea that we're having the discussion, we know
now the president has stated that there's high confidence in the u.s. intelligence community. he's been briefed by cyber command. he's been briefed by the fbi. high confidence intelligence assessments. he believes that russia has penetrated the servers of the dnc, used the information and passed it on as a weapon and that information is benefitting one person in the u.s. political process. that is his opponent. this is really going to have to be checked out. if this infects the u.s. political process, a foreign nation literally putting their hand on the scale and trying to elect a u.s. president, this is a national security crisis. >> malcolm nance, great to e see you. thank you for being here. we may hear more from donald trump about this topic. he's set to speak in pennsylvania any moment now. we have been watching the podium now. coming up, the russian hack request was not the only thing that made news. a long list of surprises in there. we'll break down what he said, coming up. at the beginning of the 21st century,
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back now in philadelphia, let's go back to the convention floor. check in with our delegate hunter jacob soboroff. what's reaction where you're standing to donald trump's hacking comment? >> what you'd expect from hillary clinton fans. i think you can tell that these two ladies from the colorado delegation are fans of hillary clinton. what was your reaction to hearing that donald trump wanted russia to hack into hillary clinton's e-mails today? >> donald trump is really a a faker. he's also about trying to get attention. i think it was just a way to keep the e-mail issue in the news. and anything he says, anything that comes out of his mouth, there's no substance behind it. >> that's what the campaign wants to do. the campaign issued a statement after trump said that saying let's not forget the e-mail issue.
you think that issue is over at this point? >> totally. the fbi has cleared her. there's no charges. >> when you hear the nominee for president saying he wants a foreign government to hack into the e-mails of a former secretary of state, what's your reaction to that? >> that's somebody that should not be our president. that's no leader that has no business having anything to do with leadership in the united states of america. that is not an american. >> should there be consequences for donald trump saying this? >> we have been trying to have consequences for everything that comes out of his mouth. look at all that was telling people about countries. there seems to be no consequences. there will be one consequence. hillary is going to be elected the first woman president. >> i can tell it's a little obvious from the buttons on the hats. love colorado. thank you so much.
appreciate it. we are keeping a close eye on that little box down in the corner. that is scranton, pennsylvania. that's where donald trump and mike pence are expected any minute now. we're obviously going to bring that to you as it happens. after the break, we have added to a to-do list a fact check of what donald trump said earlier at his news conference. we're going to bring you that, when we come back. also a special convention edition of "weekend update" live from philadelphia. it's tonight at midnight eastern. stay up for it here on msnbc. crowd sounds ] oooh! [ brakes screech ] when your pain reliever stops working, your whole day stops. excuse me, try this. but just one aleve can last 12 hours.
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hope you're able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing. i think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. >> does that give you no pause? >> no pause. you know what gives me more pause? that a person in our government, crooked hillary clinton, here's what gives me -- be quiet. i know you want to save her. that a person in our government, katy, would delete or get rid of 33,000 e-mails. that give mess a big problem. hillary clinton is a disaster. she's been a disaster. and even the story told by her husband last night, he left out the most interesting chapter. i won't get into that. the chapter that i really waited for because it was pretty boring, the chapter that i waited for i never heard. and he left it out. i thinpresident obama has been the most ignorant president in our history.
>> that just a flavor of the press conference we had this morning from donald trump in florida. much of what he said is being questioned. people are wondering factually speaking whether he was full of facts. so we wanted to bring in political editor mark murray to fact check some of his words. let's go through it one by one. i'll read what he said and then you can give us the fact check. he said on isis, you lock at what's happened with isis, which isn't even mentioned. you look at what's happening with law and order. they don't mention our police. they mention everybody but our police. seeming to refer that they refers to the democratic national convention here. what are the facts? >> kate, so donald trump is right that isis hasn't been a big focus. also the democratic convention unlike what we saw in cleveland, has had a big emphasis on black lives matter and the movement. but donald trump is wrong when he said that police haven't been mentioned at all. there was the head of police
from pittsburgh who spoke last night. and also bill clinton, his prime time remarks, having a shoutout to the police and the men in blue keeping people safe like they were in dallas. so donald trump was wrong to say that police have not been mentioned here in philadelphia. >> okay, on bernie sanders' faith. he said, if i would have used language like they used about religion, about race, about everything else they discuss in those e e-mails i would have had to run and hide and probably drop out of the race. mark? >> he's referring to probably the most problematic of those dnc e-mails and that was high ranking dnc officials almost questioning bernie sanders' jewish faith and how that might play out in a place like kentucky or west virginia. the one problem is that donald trump has done the same thing to rivals. he's questioned hillary clinton's faith, even though she's a strong methodist. he questioned whether mitt romney was a mormon and wondered
about ben carson saying he's a presbyterian but that is something else. so donald trump, if he was following his own advice, might have gotten out of that race. he's questioned other people's faith. >> let's talk about the tpp. a big suggest in the news. yesterday for the first time she, meaning hillary clinton, said she wants to renegotiate trade agreements. first time, yesterday. well, all because of me. >> where this comes from is the heads of the united auto workers said he heard she wants to renegotiate nafta. here's the rub here. you and i covered the 2008 presidential contest. in the buildup to the ohio presidential primary u versus barack obama, both hillary clinton and barack obama were calling to renegotiate nafta. so she had done it before. it was eight years ago, but that comment by itself was factually incorrect too.
>> not yesterday for the first time, as he said. let me move on to putin. he said, i never met putin. i don't know who putin is. >> that's a change in rhetoric from november of 2015 when donald trump was talking about how well he knows vladimir putin saying that the two were stable mates during his "60 minutes" interview. they were actually in the same program, but were on different continents. so in some respect, he is probably right he's never met vladimir putin, but it was a year ago saying he knew him a whole lot more than today's news conference. >> can i ask for a general impression? i know you were onset listening with tamron hall when all this went down. general impression in terms of factualness -- is that a word? in terms of being factual? >> these were just the four that you and i just discussed are not even all of it and doesn't have
much to do with his ties with russia. i will say normally you do these fact checking things and other news organizations does them as well. in a 45-minute to one hour news conference, there were several highly questionable -- this has been par for the course for donald trump. every presidential candidate ends up not fitting and not telling the truth and sometimes equivocating and backtracking, but the level that this happens, including today's news conference, is by itself. >> mark murray, our political unit fact checking donald trump's press conference from earlier. thank you. keep us honest on it. coming up, we'll head back down to the convention floor with a preview of what to expect. we're half way through the democratic national convention as delegates fill the arena here in philadelphia.
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we are back in beaiful philadelphia, pennsylvania, on a busy day in the political world. we're on independence mall. a beautiful day. a little hot. kelly o'donnell, meantime, is inside the air-conditioning at the wells fargo center a a few miles from me with minutes to go until the official start of night e three of the democratic national convention. take us through what we expect tonight. >> we did get the good side of this with the air-conditioning. you're looking great and staying cool. but it's almost chilly in here, i hate to tell you that. they are anticipating the massive u humanity that will be a part of this tonight. delegates are beginning to come in. we have been noticing the bus loads have opened up. people are beginning to take their seats. at the stage tonight, we'll have some of the biggest hitters in the democratic party. we will hear from vice president joe biden, president obama, but this is also tim kaine's night.
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do you feel like there's is disunity in the power. >> you going to vote for him? >> of course. >> get out of the way. >> that's what you go through on the convention floor. welcome back from philadelphia but you're looking at scranton, pennsylvania up in the middle of the state. the hometown by the way of joe biden. that's where donald trump and mike pence are expected anytime now. they were supposed to start at 3:00 eastern time. that's 51 minutes ago. they're obviously running late.
we understand he's within a distance of that podium and as soon as that begins we'll bring that to you live. for now, let me turn here on set with me to our senior editor at nbc news and msnbc beth fuey. as we wait for donald trump. i don't want to read too much into him running late. he gave the poress conference earlier. made a comment that has drawn scorn from democrats. is he trying to calibrate what he says next in. >> hard to say. donald trump is not one to apologize, pull back. he goes full speed ahead into everything. i'd agree with you this is maybe the day most people we're in agreement this was an outrageous thing for him to say beyond where he usually goes with issues. to suggest espionage, to suggest that a foreign government could get involved in our political process is beyond the pale. nobody is saying this is a good idea. >> one of his surrogates earlier
the hour was defending the comment to be fair. >> he's staying full speed ahead. >> his campaign is trying to dial it back saying he wasn't encouraging hacking activity. since it's happened -- >> to please take it to the fbi. i feel like this is a face save late in the game after realizing they're coming under so much controversy. >> let me ask you about other news of the day. on the democratic side we had news about the tpp the trade deal that hillary clinton has long opposed. tell the viewers who haven't been watching all day, it gets confusing. the governor of virginia, who is a good friend and confident of the clintons seemed to step in something and say something and then he had to walk back. >> yesterday terry mcauliffe who is the clintons' best friend. gave an interview to politico where he suggested hillary clinton would be in favor of tpp
that trade pact in yaeasia, thi was a big concession to the bernie sanders team. >> he's never been for it. >> she sort of helped smooth the way for it as secretary of state. now as a candidate for president, very much opposes it. mcauliffe said it's president president obama focus she'll go along with it if there's tweaks she can agree with. that blew up. the clinton campaign said no. no. john padesta went out saying full stop. she is not for the tpp. >> then terry mcauliffe comes on with thomas roberts and says she is against tpp. steadfast against it. it seemed like a giant walk back. >> a 24 hour walk back. >> should not have suggested she would potentially be for this deal. >> right. the reason why this was surprising to begin with was because of the close friendship between the clintons and terry mcauliffe. one would imagine he does know her thinking on this more than any candidate for her surrogate was.
he was the campaign chairman for her in 2008. >> you can imagine them calling up go back on msnbc and clarify what you meant. >> this was the crux of the disagreement with bernie sanders and obama administration. it's very important trade deal to jettison. >> delegates are paying attention. they're holding signs that say no tpp. >> they are. bernie sanders' supporters feel strongly about this. frankly it feeds into the whole notion that hillary clinton says one thing is going to do another. that is something they're trying to battle. they didn't need their good friend, terry mcauliffe coming out there and fuelling that fire. >> thanks so much. let's go back out to scranton pennsylvania, as we watch mike pence take the stage. >> hello scranton. [ applause ] i'm governor mike pence. >> as donald trump was
delivering that news conference we've been talking about in south florida, moments after donald trump made his comment, governor pence said a statement via the trump campaign that directly convicted the remarks trump was making at the time. here's -- go ahead, kate. >> we can't hear you over governor pence, let's go ahead and listen to governor pence and we'll talk on the other side. >> since the close of a great and successful republican national convention that sent the message to america that america longs to hear. when i got that call, just about two weeks ago. 11:00 at night. i was in my office, my wife at my side. we had prayed through it. and when donald trump called and asked me to serve as his running mate and vice presidential nominee, i answered in a
heartbeat because donald trump has a vision to make america great again. [ applause ] i answered the call for three reasons. and i'll share them with you briefly before i bring in the main event. number one. number one for all of my years in public life as a governor and on capitol hill, after seven and a half years of failed leadership that has weakened america's place in the world and stifled our economy, i said yes, because hillary clinton must never become president of the united states of america. [ applause ]
secondly i said yes in a heartbeat because i know what strong leadership can mean. strong commonsense conservative leadership has changed the trajectory of my state of indiana. you know, it was about ten short years ago, indiana found ourselves kind of nestled in the midst of what the rest of america calls the rust belt. we were awash in deficits and debt. wi then we elected strong conservative leadership. in ten short years, as i stand before you today, as governor of the state of indiana we've been able to demonstrate that you can make record investments in education, you can build the roads and bridges of the crossroads of america. you can expand opportunities for disadvantaged families to choose
a school of their choice. you can pass tax cuts every single year and still have the strongest balanced budget of any state in america. that's what strong republican republican leadership can give you. and that's exactly what donald trump will bring to the white house! [ applause ] and lastly, i said yes because i had the privilege to get to know this good man. and his wonderful family. [ applause ] he's a dreamer. he's a builder. he's a fighter. and he's a patriot. and he is a man who will put america first and put america
back on top again! [ applause ] so let me say, for a stronger america at home and abroad, for a military that will be able to defend our nation and stand for our allies -- [ applause ] -- to have a commander in chief who will name our enemy and marshall the resources to crush them at the source. [ applause ] to restore fiscal sanity to washington, d.c., to lower taxes, for better trade deals and a secure border for the united states of america. for