CNN Newsroom With Brooke Baldwin CNN August 25, 2016 11:02am-11:53am PDT
counteroffensive calling out clinton he says and her bigotry. here he was in mississippi. >> hillary clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future. she's going to do nothing for african-americans. she's going to do nothing for the hispanics. she's only going to take care of herself, her husband, her consultants, her donors. these are the people she cares about. she doesn't care what her policies have done to your communities. >> cnn's meg reston is following the trump campaiclinton campaig. but jason carroll, you are where mr. trump is. he is running a little bit late
as i often know these candidates do. the flat-out he called hillary clinton last night a bigot. how much of this speech do you think will be a prebut theal to her alt right speech? >> well, he's definitely going to address it when he takes the stage hopefully any moment from now. the campaign telling cnn that he will directly address that alt video that clinton has just put out when he takes the stage here in manchester. he will also once again go after hillary clinton on many of the issues that we've seen before, but specifically when it comes to those alt right movement video that hillary clinton put out, the trump campaign put out their own statement a little earlier this afternoon. it says in part, "hillary clinton and her campaign went to a disgusting new low today as they released a video tying the trump campaign with horrific racial images. this type of rhetoric and repulsive advertising is revolting and completely beyond
the pale. i call on hillary clinton to disavow this video and her campaign for this sickening ad that has no place in our world. that statement on beof half of trump campaign coming from pastor mark burns. he is african-american, he is a very big trump supporter. we heard him speak earlier this week in austin. he's been very critical of the democratic party in the past saying basically that the democratic party has failed the african-american community. this echoes what we've heard coming from donald trump on the campaign trail lately saying basically the same thing, that the democratic party and hillary clinton specifically has failed african-americans. so once again, expect him to address that issue. also expect him to go over that e-mail controversy, the clinton foundation controversy, and finally, brooke, expect him to briefly address also the issue of ill gratio
of immigration. as you know, this has been a controversial issue. trump's critics have been saying he's softening his stance on this issue. the trump campaign says he has not been doing that, that he is holding firm on the issue of illegal immigration. a number of topics when trump eventually takes the stage. >> i think he's close because i am hearing cheers behind you and they are cheering for this man, dr. ben carson, a formal rival during the primaries of mr. trump, someone who sat around the roundtable with him this morning in trump tower when mr. trump was speaking to a number of different african-american voters. i know they're also going to detroit, with dr. carson from southwest detroit to again reach out to that particular voting group. for now, jason, thank you very much. we'll return to those pictures there in manchester as soon as we see that. meantime, maeve reston is in reno. i don't know how many people are familiar with the term "alt
right." we know hillary clinton is going to be giving this speech, saying that mr. trump is embracing this alt right philosophy. explain it a little more for us. >> well, this is a really kind of amorphous move that rejects mainstream conservatism and has found a home at places like breitbart news. it is a movement that is closely associated with white nationalism, some racist rhetoric, some antisemitic rhetoric, misogyny. so what clinton is trying to do here, as donald trump is reaching out to latino and black voters, is to reframe the conversation to say that donald trump is embracing the most hateful elements of the right, that he is trying to take a hate movement mainstream. she's going to make that case here in reno. this is not only outreach to the hispanics and blacks who form a very key part of her coalition, but also there is more moderate
and independent voters who are somewhat alarmed by donald trump's rhetoric. she's going to make the case here that he doesn't represent traditional republican values and instead has embraced these groups like white nationalists and she put out that video this morning with members of the klan praising donald trump. as you heard from jason, the trump campaign of course says that this is ridiculous and that he has disavowed white supremacists who are supporting his campaign. but she's moving the conversation in to a new sphere. it will be really interesting to see where that goes, brooke. >> certainly she'll be pointing out that the campaign brought on steve bannon, the now campaign chief, the head of breitbart. the website proudly describes themself as the platform for the alt right. we'll take hillary clinton live. first again we are watching, waiting for mr. trump. let me bring in some voices, a.b. stoddard from real clear
politics, andre bauer in support of donald trump, mo alafi, former communications directser f for the dnc, and david catonesn. andre bauer, let me begin with you here. i know mr. trump has emphasized in recent speeches hillary clinton's bigotry. but why last night flat-out call her a bigot? >> i'm not sure. quite frankly, i want to see both of these candidates move forward. i want more uplifting message. >> was it wrong of him? >> i don't know that it was wrong but it is not the message that i as a voter -- clearly i support him, but i want to see a more uplifting message that's telling people how america's going to be better. i want -- i don't like this divided states of america. we've got to do more to make people feel good about
government again. that's not the message where i would want to direct the conversation and what hillary's doing, it shows that evidently his outreach to minorities is having an effect to come back with this commercial which i don't like either. >> we'll come back to that in a second. mo, i know you certainly don't think hillary clinton is a bigot. i know the millions of voters who voted for her to get this nomination don't think she is a bigot. but are you at all worried -- donald trump has been successful labeling people. "liein' ted," "low energy jeb," "crooked hillary." if he says this enough are you worried it will stick? >> i'm not for a couple of reasons. one, it's getting to be -- there's more than 70 days left in the campaign, that's a long time. but it is still late enough in the campaign that what -- using rhetoric like this, what you are trying to do is shift a pretty widely held perspective and believe. and that is that, one, democrats
have a closer connection right now historically and in current politics to minority communities. and, two, that hillary clinton herself personally has a pretty strong connection. we're seeing that in the polls where she is getting a higher percentage of the black vote in polling than barack obama did eight years ago. that's a pretty big hill to try to overcome. using this kind of rhetoric just kind of flies in the face of what i think is lot of these communities already believe, particularly given his own record and his own rhetoric. it's hard to use some of the rhetoric that he has used and then suddenly call somebody else the bigot. it is just not really going to it connect or resonate with the intended communities. >> let me quickly stop and ask the control room, do we have eyes on mr. trump? okay. let's just -- here we go. i know when i see a lot of signs and cheers in a room, he's
coming. let's just go ahead and take it. >> thank you so much. thank you. thank you. the greatest. great people. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. and i want to thank you dr. ben carson, friend of mine, and a great, great gentleman. and it is an honor to have him with us. believe me. it is terrific to be back in new hampshire. really a very special place to me because this is where i won my first primary. who knows? if i didn't win here, who knows
where i'd be. maybe i'd be building buildings or something. who knows. but i just want to thank everybody. it is an honor. and i made you a promise. i made the people of new hampshire a promise. because you heard me talking about it and i talk about you all the time. i said that we are going to stop the epidemic of drugs pouring across our southern border. heroin in particular where you have a massive problem. we will stop it and then we will work hard to get all of those people that are hook, we'll get them off it, one way or the other. we're going to work very hard. i made you that promise. you watch. i fulfill my promises. i've developed such a deep affection for this state and let me just tell you, you're going to be very, very happy if i win. that i can tell you. over the next 74 days -- that's
what we have, 74 days. started on june 16th of last year. and it seemed like such a long, long ways. now we're down to 74 days. we're going to work very hard together. we're going to win this state just like we did in the primaries and we are going to win the white house. we are going to win for the american people. our victory is going to be a victory for the great majority of americans whose voice has not been heard for many, many years. year after year we live under a washington regime -- that's what it is, it is a regime -- that ignores your demands, rejects your cries, and they are cries for help in many cases. and they are being rejected. and that always puts your needs
first. your needs are going to come first. the real divide in this election is not between left and right. but between every day working people and a corrupt political establishment that works only for itself. this election is a chance for the great majority of decent citizens to end the rule of a small group of special interests and to return that power to the voters or, as we would say, to the people. hillary clinton believes only in government of, by, and for the powerful. i am promising government of, by and for the people.
in this fight, which will be a big one, we are -- [ crowd chanting "lock her up" ] let's just win on november the 8th. that would be the ult the imate that's what we're going to do. because in this fight we're taking on some very well entrenched and well financed interests. money is pouring in to her campaign by the special interests, lobbyists, donors, the people that own the companies that are moving your jobs to mexico and other places. these are the same people who
pay hillary $10,000 a minute for a speech. not a good deal. not a good investment. these special interests are the same people who own the newspapers that cover up her crimes. they cover it up. these are the same wall street firms who paid hillary clinton a quarter of a million dollars each time she delivered her secret remarks that nobody knows what she said. they are the same people who paid bill and hillary clinton over $150 million for speeches since bill left the office. and who donated countless millions of dollars more to the clinton foundation. but you have the power with your
vote -- and, by the way, new hampshire is a very, very important state in this election. very important. if i win new hampshire -- okay, when i win. okay? okay. when i win. just remember this. this is a promise. new hampshire is staying right where it is in terms of primary. it is an unbelievable state and an unbelievable tradition. and there is a lot of talk of moving you to the back of the pack. that's not going to happen. that's not going to happen. so, i give you my word, new hampshire stays right where it is. so you have the power with your vote to defeat those special
interests and put the people back in charge once more like it is supposed to be. this has been a very historic week in american politics. the voters have always known that our leadership in washington, d.c. is corrupt and that the system is very badly rigged -- a word that i believe i used first that has been copied all over the place. pits's badly rigged and it's broken. but this week the curtain was truly lifted. the corruption was revealed for all to see. the veil was pulled back on a vast criminal enterprise run out of the state department by hillary clinton.
as the associated press documented, more than half of the meetings hillary clinton took as secretary of state with people outside government were clinton foundation donors. hillary's chief of staff received more messages from the clinton foundation's chief operating officer than just about anybody else. 85 donors alone that she met with as secretary gave the foundation $156 million. and i know many of these people. i know many of these people. these are not people that are going up to pay their respects and say, madam secretary, how are you feeling? isn't it a beautiful day? the weather is so beautiful. these are people that want things for their donation.
these are people that expect things for their donation. and when you follow it out and you see the people that left her office, you take a look at what those people, those companies and those countries got. believe me, you will find out. it is plenty. on top of that, bill clinton's total speaking fees rose 44% while hillary clinton was secretary of state. often raking in money from people who had business or matters before the state department. very simple. as i said
weeks ago, hillary clinton ran the state department like a personal hedge fund. it is hard to tell where the clinton foundation ends and where the state department begi begins. access and favors were sold for
cash. it's called pay for play.
over and over and over, people who donated to the clinton foundation or who gave money to bill clinton got favorable treatment from hillary clinton's state department. the examples are too many to name here in full, and i've gone over, i will tell you, i've looked at so many over recent days. but they include the deal to sell 20% of united states uranium to russia. or the very favorable treatment given to ubs. big bank. giant bank. it includes -- we're all sick of it. it includes the exemption of
telecom giant ericsson from government sanctions. it includes efforts to put a foundation donor with no national security experience at all on to a highly sensitive national security panel, that he wanted to be on, with access to top-secret information. it includes foundation donors getting lucrative contracts in haiti, all while the people of haiti suffered horribly and are not, by the way, big fans of the clintons. but these examples are only the tip of the clinton corruption iceberg. hillary clinton's actions constitute all of the elements of a major criminal enterprise. you know it. the government knows it.
and she knows it. she created a private -- [ crowd chanting "lock her up" ] she created a private illegal e-mail server in order to hide her corrupt dealings. that's all it is, folks. very simple. she knew what she was doing 100%. she did so knowing full well it would put american lives at risk by making classified information highly vulnerable to foreign hacking. and that's what happened. by the way, people that did 2% of what she did, their lives have been destroyed.
but she didn't care, as long as it helped her get away with a crime, no risk to america was too great. it didn't matter to her. and now she's running for president. then, to further cover up her crime, she deleted 33,000 e-mails to keep them out of the hands of the authorities and the american public. as a further elements of the criminal coverup, she claimed under penalty of perjury that she turned over all of her work related e-mails. we now know this to be one more massive clinton lie and deception. the fbi found thousands of work
related e-mails she failed to turn over, including the new discovery this week of 15,000 more work-related e-mails she did not disclose. why does being uncovered now is one of the most shocking scandals in american political history. it's watergate all over again. it's watergate. and she's being totally protected by our government. as secretary of state, sold her office to corporations and foreign governments, betraying the public trust, putting innocent lives in danger, and then she went to great lengths to hide, delete, destroy and lie
about the evidence. just like her lie that she never sent any material marked classified. total lie. lie after lie after lie. this is the corruption we expect to see in a third world country, but not in the united states of america. just imagine the damage to our security, to our integrity, to our standing in the world -- and believe me, the world is laughing as they watch -- if if hillary clint hillary clinton is allowed to sell the oval office in the same way she sold her office as secretary of state. and she can't help herselves.
she cannot help herself. she cannot let this happen. can't let it happen. we must vote on november 8th to keep the american government from being sold to the highest bidder. vote to save your country. so important. so important. you folks have no idea how important you are in this room and in this state. so important. and by the way, folks, if you're looking at the poll numbers, take a look. we're doing very well. very well. so vote to protect your family, vote for honesty, integrity, and
accountability. now as all of these revelations have been discovered, some this week, many this month, hillary clinton has been hiding. she's been hiding. where is she? although i hear for the first time in a long time, she'll be making some kind of a quick statement tonight. but she's emerging, not to take the responsibility for her unethical and criminal conduct but instead, to make one of the most brazen attempts at distraction in the history of politics. now i've not seen what hillary is going to say. but i've heard about it. in a sense, i don't want to dignify her statements by dwelling on them too much, but a
response is required for the sake of all decent voters that she is trying to smear. the news reports are that hillary clinton is going to try and accuse this campaign and all of you, and the millions of decent americans at record levels. there has never been anything like this. this is a movement we have. this was set up -- this event was set up late last night and look what happens. look how many people. it's a movement, folks, like they've never seen before. going to accuse decent americans who support this campaign, your campaign, of being racists,
which we're not. it's the oldest play in the democratic playbook. when democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one tired argument. you're racist. you're racist. you're racist. they keep saying it. you're racist. it's a tired, disgusting argument. and it's so totally predictable. they're failing so badly. it's the last refuge of the discredited democrat politician. they keep going back to the same well. but you know what? the people are becoming very smart. they've heard it too many times
before. the well is dry. the well is dry. this is the year the american people who believe in much better and much more honest politics say the word enough. enough. this is the year that the people who have been betrayed by democratic policies, including millions and millions of african-american and hispanic-american citizens reject the politicians who have failed them over and over and over again for 50 years, for 75 years, without break for even in some cases 100 straight years. they failed them. and you're going to vote for a
change. it's time. as i've discussed for maniy lda now, democratic politicians have run nearly every inner city in america for the 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100 years. their policies have produced only more poverty, total joblessness, and failing schools. every policy hillary clinton supports is a policy that has failed and betrayed communities of color in this country. but she doesn't care. she's too busy raking in cash from people and rigging the system and taking the
african-american vote and the hispanic vote and saying we're going to do a great job, and right after the election it's bye-bye, i'll see you in four years. nothing happened. nearly 4 in 10 african-american children live in poverty. 58% of african-american youth are not working. more than 2,700 people have been shot in chicago this year alone. these are the consequences of hillary clinton's policies and the policies of people that think like her. she has brought nothing but pain and heartache and broken promises to your inner cities.
on top of that, she wants to raise taxes on african-american-owned businesses to as much as nearly 50% more than they're paying now. i am lowering taxes very, very substantially. she is asking for a major tax increase. we should be helping these businesses grow and expand, create jobs. but hillary clinton is virtually trying to shut them down. she opposes school choice. you need your education is a disaster. she supports open borders that violate the civil rights of african-americans by giving their jobs to people here unlawfully. she supports trade policies that
have closed factories in african-american communities. and put millions of african-americans and others, all of us, out of work. so many people out of work. she supports radical regulations that puts americans out of a job and that raise the price of their energy bills beyond anything that you thought would ever, ever happen. she supports policies on crime that make communities less safe and that make it harder to raise your children in security and in peace. you see it all the time. the inner cities. parents walking with their beautiful child. and they get shot. they're shot. their child is shot. often killed. folks, what do you have to lose?
what do you have to lose? donald trump already fix it. we're going to make it better. we're going to help education. we're going to straighten out crime. we're going to create jobs. we're going to bring our companies back. what the hell do you have to lose? it can't get any worse than what it is right now. [ crowd chanting usa! ] you know, i said this a few weeks ago. and i mean it so deeply in my heart. we will fix it. we will get it fixed. they're never going to do it for you. it is words. it is politicians. you know what i always say about politicians -- no talk, youall
action. they're controlled by their lobbyists and donors. me, i put up my money. i'm in to this thing for a lot of money. i want to tell you. nobody is going to be calling me and asking for favors. we want to move a company to mexico. please make sure it happens. i'm going to make sure just the opposite, i'm going to make sure it doesn't happen. i believe every single parent in this country and especially in the inner cities has the right to raise their children in safety walk down the street in safety. not be shot at. this is one of the great civil rights issues of our time. and people don't talk about it that way. this is a civil rights issue. the democrats have run your inner cities, they're making a fortune for themselves, and they're destroying -- they're destroying -- remember this --
the people that live there. they are destroying those people. this is actually a civil rights issue. anded it a d it is a disgrace a should be ashamed of themselves. but hillary clinton doesn't want to talk about any of this. she can't defend her record. she's got a roshorrible record. as bernie sanders said, she's got very, very bad judgment. all you have to do is look at what she's done. she doesn't have one single proposal that hasn't been tried and failed. she doesn't have one idea that does anything but destroy jobs for african-americans and hispanic americans and all americans in our country. it's going to be a disaster. her trade deals were a disaster. this will be catastrophic for our country. so what does she do when she can't defend her record?
that's right. she lies. she lies. and she smears. and she paints decent americans -- you -- as racists. she bullies voters who only want a better future and tries to intimidate them out of voting for a change. i'm for change. she doesn't want change. as i discussed yesterday, these are the same tactics the establishment powers used to try to scare the british people out of voting for change, also. it didn't work there, and it's not going to work here. call me mr. brexit.
the american people are ready to vote for freedom. opportunity. and justice. they are ready to take back control of their own futures. you have to take it back. we will take it back. the movement will take it back together. it's time the clintons were held accountable for their inappropriate conduct. [ crowd chanting lock her up! ] thank you. you can see the feeling in this country. you can see by this, by these outbursts. you can see the anger, the anger at what she got away with. but maybe she won't get away with it. but you can see the anger when
law enforcement allows her a free pass on something that was so bad. you can see the anger in this room. you can see the anger all over the country. great, great institutions. the fbi, the department of justice. they've taken a hit in our country and throughout the world like nobody ever thought would be possible. nobody. according to the book "game change," bill clinton, shockingly, said about president barack obama that a few years ago this guy would have been getting us coffee. that's what he said. and we've all seen the cringe worthy comments from hillary clinton which i won't get in to
here but we know what they are. you've heard them. here's the central point that i want to get across today. hillary clinton isn't just attacking me, she's attacking all of the decent people of all backgrounds -- doesn't matter -- of all backgrounds who support this incredible once in a lifetime movement. never seen anything like it. we can't let that stand. we can't. voters are used to the old game where failed politicians like hillary, who did lose to barack obama rather decisively, an election she was supposed to win easily -- please don't forget
that -- where she falsely smears republicans with the charges of racism and other things. republicans then always have a tendency to back down and be defensive. and look bad. not donald trump. democrats then continue to push policies that are devastating to communities of color and devastating to lots of other communities. we must break this corrupt cycle. we're going to. and we are going to break it beginning today in new hampshire. so let me make some very clear statements before this whole
country, including all of those many cameras back there. first, on the border, the people of this country who want their laws enforced and respect it, respected by all, and want their borders secured are not racists. if you want to have strong borders so that people come in to our country but they come in legally through a legal process that doesn't make you a racist, it makes you smart. it makes you an american. they're all patriotic americans. [ crowd chanting build that
walwal wall ] we will build the wall 100% and mexico will be paying for the wall. we build it 100%. i see all this stuff given out over the last three, four days by the media that trump doesn't want to build the wall. folks, we are building the wall. and remember this also. i have great respect for mexico's leaders because, frankly, they're smarter, tougher and more cunning than ours. but remember this, also. mexico is making an absolute fortune dealing with the united states. not only on the border, but with trade. $60 billion trade deficit we have with mexico.
remember what i say. mexico will pay for the wall. these are patriotic americans of all backgrounds who want their jobs protected and their country kept safe. it is very simple. they want to have their country kept safe. i will never apologize for are pledging to enforce and uphold every single law of the united states. we will uphold those laws for our people. i will never apologize for making it my -- and this is, i will tell you -- for making it my priority. but is it your priority, also? i think so. so i will never apologize for making it my priority on immigration to protect american
citizens above every other single consideration. we have to protect our people. we've lost sight of that. we will end illegal immigration and we will restore the constitutional rule of law. it will be restored. next, on national security, people who speak out against radical islam and who warn about refugees are not islamophobes. they are not. they are decent citizens who want to uphold our value as a tolerant society and who want to keep the terrorists the hell out of our country.
if the choice is between saving lives or appeasing politically correct censors in washington, d.c., that is the easiest choice you and i will ever have to make. we will always choose saving american lives. we have thousands and thousands of people being brought into our country from the middle east, from syria. we don't know where they are, where they're coming from. they don't have paperwork. there's no reliable source that
can vet these people. it could be the all-time great trojan horse. thousands -- and hillary clinton wants to increase that number by 550% a year. not gonna happen, folks. not gonna happen. not on my watch, that i can tell you. now on crime. he people who support the police and want crime reduced and stopped are not prejudiced. they're concerned and loving citizens and parents whose heart breaks every time an innocent child is lost to totally preventable violence. there is no compassion in
tolerating crime an poisonous drug dealing and the killings all over our streets in so many different cities. i will work to dismantle the criminal gangs and cartels and to liberate our poorest citizens from crime and violence and poverty and fear. to hillary clinton and her dono donors, and advisors, pushing her to spread smears and her lies about decent people, i have three words. i want you to remember these three words. shame on you. when you're like the clintons, getting -- think of this one.
getting $69 million in political contributions from wall street and big banks -- and i think i got $16,000. you saw that. and i don't know who the poor guy is that gave me money because he's not going to get anything for it. it's easy to look down on the so-called little people, which is the way she views the people of our country. it is easy to ignore the devastation caused by our open borders when you spend all of your time with wealthy donors and hollywood celebrities who -- it's easy to ignore the heartfelt concerns of communities about radical islam entering our country when you
spend your time hanging out with foreign dictators in their lavish palaces and homes. and it's easy, no doubt, for hillary clinton to turn a blind eye to the ravages of crime when she has her own personal armed security force. now she wants to essentially dismantle our second amendment. i think the first thing she should do is call up washington and immediately request that her great secret service agents drop all weapons. let them walk around with no weapons and let's see how she feels about that when she wants to take away your guns.
but this is how the system is rigged. for decades the american people have demanded that their imbe enforced and that their jobs be protected from out-of-control immigration. but the special interests who only want cheap labor, have stopped it from happening. they've totally stopped it. they're putting up tremendous amounts of money. for years, the american people have worried about letting radical islam spread, but elites who only want to raise more money for global corporations -- >> so donald trump wrapping up right here. we've taken pretty much the whole thing. listen, he is basically sticking to script. we have the prepared remarks here. really