Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN August 15, 2016 2:01pm-4:02pm EDT
political advice or advisers that everybody else does which is in one sense a part of appeal to his bases that he's not up to politics as usual. in the other sense, it is, there's a reason people appeal to more voters. if you appeal to more voters you win more votes.rent something they've yet to do in this one particular aspect. i think that's just another example of him being a different kind of candidate. >> is it a tug-of-war between tell teleprompter donald trump teleprompter donald trump? >> if it is, hee is being dried across the field. teleprompter donald trump does few days.ore thant a right. it was a great story over the weekend, the a1 left-hand story in the new york times on sunday talking about donald trump and exactly that sort of tug and pull. there was a great antidote in
the end where he said just last week they sat down with his advisors and he promised once again that this time it was really the end and he was going to shape up and act like a real candidate and stay on script and that a few hours later he made the second amendment comments about hillary clinton. that sort of tells you how long these reset last. compare one of donald trump's promises to stay on task to the clinton campaign promises to reintroduce hillary clinton who's been in the spotlight for 30 years. >> host: our lines are open for republicans, democrats and independents. bridgeport connecticut, the independent line. hello. >> caller: thank you so much for cspan in the discussion points. i want to deposit something. i'm speaking as a black independent voter from connecticut. i've been here for about 20 years now. there is a lot of discussion as to why donald trump is trying to make this aggressive play in connecticut. well, here's something i think a lot of people haven't considered.
during his campaign, he has been making a lot of comments that have appealed to white supremacist voters throughout the country. the anti-defamation league has stated and found that. capita connecticut has the highest percentage of white supremacist and hate group activity of any state in the united states. trump is making a very calculated and very intriguing i deal out of essentially utilizing white supremacist voters were very active, although they are extraordinarily active and vocal in their opinions to try to herald and elicit their support. he's betting that can give him a heightened edge of voter security in november. >> the voter security issue is
one that keeps me up at night. this notion that donald trump has started talking about the fact that we have a rigged election or if he doesn't win it's because things are rigged. that really worries me because we are, we have a president right now who 15 or 20% of americans truly believe is an illegitimate president of the united states based on fictional information that they read on the internet. what if that number is 40%. that worries me. what if it's 40 or 45% of percent of americans who think an election was stolen. remember al gore and john kerry ran to very close races with a president who beat them and in both cases they conceded. they conceded graciously and they went about their business. i have a hard time thinking donald trump will concede even if he loses by 20 points. >> and in that sort of way. the polling that we have seen
lately shows that he is way down and a lot of these states. there's a reason the clinton campaign is trying to move into arizona and georgia and it's not just to get senate candidates to win, is to build her electoral vote capacity. i didn't know that connecticut had so many groups like that, but it's surprising, i'm from the west coast myself and i was talking to a western governor a couple months ago and he said something like, i'm from the black helicopter capital of the america and these groups exist all over the country. >> host: the republican line, hello. >> caller: hello. i recently just through in an old 20-year-old videotape to watch and see what was on it. i got 60 minutes from the 1996 election with andy rooney interviewing bob dole and bob
dole never showed up for the interview. andy rooney was just interviewing an empty chair and i thought it was quite interesting and the question that he asked bob dole, the question was the public doesn't seem to be much influence by bad things politicians do. there's been so many politicians who got caught stealing or did something else wrong and were then reelected. it seems sometimes as if people just don't care about the things, whitewater or gennifer flowers or anything like that. if any of these charges are true about the clintons, with that really matter to voters? i guess my question is, we just get tired, presidential election after election were all these charges are back and forth, back and forth, doesn't really seem to matter?
>> thank you very much. >> guest: that's a really good point. we've talked about how the 2016 election is the post truth election and everybody's just throwing out these charges about the media and all the stuff. history repeats and apparently 20 years ago it was exactly the same way. by the way andy rooney interviewing an empty chair, isn't that the most andy rooney thing ever. >> host: christen alabama asked the same thing, they worry about [inaudible] are either of those stories long-lasting? >> they should be. there are some serious stories here on both sides. one of the fascinating things about this election is that were also obsessed with the daily story that we miss things in the larger looks of what's going on.
the media, the evil media, has done a great job in writing longform investigative stories about donald trump and hillary clinton and they are on the front page of any newspaper. here's a good idea, let's all all subscribe to newspapers again. they're on the front page of sunday newspapers and they are good interesting stories and somebody says something crazy at 855 on monday morning and it will dominate the news cycle for a day. we miss that really great story that took six months to write. the foundation is a huge story that we should be concerned about. it showed she had made x number dollars from paid speeches. who was she giving these speeches too. that's all mostly public record but we should be looking at
that. are those people trying to gain influence in the future, the people who donate to the clinton foundation, do they want, the paul manafort thing, these are important things, if the media once to get away from the 52nd story and by the way when i say that, it's news papers, papers, it's big impactful journalism. if we can pause on that for the moment there are some big important stories and there's a lot of journalists who are doing a lot of work and getting stuff out there. we have a national correspondent joining us with this discussion. >> host: dimitri from oakland california, democrat line.
>> caller: good morning. are you familiar with the abraham lincoln party system called the national union party? it was implemented after the ending of the civil war and he had abolished. [inaudible] >> it's truly an honor for me to be with you particularly on the occasion of the talk that donald trump is going to give today about the danger that we face from radical islamic terrorism. notice i used the words radical islamic terrorism. [applause]
donald trump is our only hope for change in the way in which we approach islamic extremists terrorism. he is our only hope for change. he is going to describe to you the america that president obama, and the person he, unfortunately and i believe now probably believes mistakenly, was selected as his secretary of state, hillary clinton. he will describe the world they were handed. then he's going to describe the world as it is now. in other words, the damage they have done, particularly in the middle east but all throughout the world. in almost every area that we can think of things are worse today than they were on the day hillary clinton were walked into
the state department. i think history will write that she was the worst secretary of state at least in our lifetime. [applause] what have they left us? they have left us a government that used to be on offense against islamic extremists terrorism, radical terrorism to a government that's now. on defense, waiting for the next attack. isn't that what were doing? we are waiting for the next attack. god forbid here here in america or here in paris or london, i have a friend who left to london yesterday and he was afraid to go to london. you know why he was afraid to go to london because we don't know where they're going to strike next. that's why 70% of the american people today are afraid. this is the world that hillary
clinton created for us on all of those thousands of miles of trips which amounted to a much worse world than the one she was given. maybe it would have been better if she had stayed home. [applause] she and the president are afraid to even name our enemy much less confront them and defeat them. donald trump has the intellect, the stamina and the strength to confront our enemies. no one doubts that. and he has the temperament to win she is running on her
experience. [laughter] if i were her, i would run away from my experience. i don't have time to talk about all my wounds but she's been found extremely careless by the fbi in handling our top-secret materials. i used to be the united states attorney in the associate attorney general of the united states. i hired many lawyers, tia agents, fbi agents and on and on. i had read many background reports. if i were to read a background report on someone who had been extremely careless with top-secret material, i couldn't hire them. in other words she couldn't be hired as an assistant u.s. attorney or an fbi agent, a cia
agent, she couldn't be hired for any job in the government nor could she be hired by a contractor who was doing work with the government because she has a very, very bad security record. she was extremely careless in handling our top-secret material and she wants to be president. she has made millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars and her husband. you know what his name is. they have turned the state department into a pay to the clinton foundation to play with the department racketeering enterprise. do you know what a racketeering enterprise is? it's a racketeering influenced corrupt organization. that is what the clinton foundation is. it is a racketeer influenced
corrupt organization put together for the enrichment of the clintons and selling america out to russian oligarchs, to money launderers and to crooks all over the world. read the book clinton cash. adam don't have time to tell you about all of it. then make it short and you will cover about ten pages worth of what i would consider straight out crimes. she has destroyed more e-mails than i have ever written. [applause] but of course, i don't do yoga. we can can now see why she destroyed those e-mails. the e-mails show the connection
between the racketeering enterprise i just described to you. it shows the connection between the people who were paying millions to the clinton foundation and to bill clinton in speaking, a one point to million dollars speaking fee, one point to million dollars to give one speech i mean he's a good speaker but one point to million just at the time hillary is calling up the treasury department and telling them to go easy on ubs. gosh almighty. as an x prosecutor i would love to get my hands on that case. man could i nail her on hours. well, enough about her because we aren't going to have to think about her after november goes past. donald trump is very fortunate to have mike pence as his partner. mike's background is exactly a complement to donald trump, meaning he is exactly what
donald trump needs and donald trump is exactly what he needs and they are both exactly what america needs as a member of the foreign affairs and judiciary committee and during the time of september 11 when we went through the worst foreign attack since the war of 1812, remember we didn't start this war, they did. we don't want this war, they do. they didn't start it in 2001, they attacked the world trade center in 1993. they attacked it under the ideology of radical islamic extremism to create a caliphate, to destroy christians, jews, nonbelieving muslims from their point of view and other people.
mike pence understands this. from his time on the foreign affairs committee, from his very, very timely visit which i remembered to ground zero when we were in desperate need of help, he was there and from his work on judiciary committees in helping to advance the patriot act, by the way under those eight years before obama came along we didn't have any successful radical islamic terrorist attack in the united states. they all started when clinton and obama got into office. he's also been in business then you know better than i do what a great governor he is of your state, what he has done for your state and house he's improved it and helped it and left it in tremendous condition.
i am, when it gets to the state of indiana, we are going there next. youngstown ohio, i love youngstown ohio. so donald trump is very fortunate to have mike pence and i am very honored to introduce him because i've been a great admirer from the time he was in the united states congress through the time that he really has taken indiana to heights that, gosh if we could take the federal government there we would all be in great shape. all of you in ohio which is a state that i also love very much, you have to support mike, you have to support donald but here's the most important thing. our only hope for change, you
have to support them because they are the ones who are fighting for the regular americans. they are fighting against the establishment in washington. they are the ones fighting against it the lobbyists and the people who control washington. and, the press that is complicit complicit in it, they are not hiding fighting the press because they're criticizing them, they're fighting the press for you so you can get the truth, so you can get a fair presentation of the facts. when they fight the press, it's not because they're thin skinned or can't take it. they are both big tough guys who have been through a lot. they can take a lot. nothing's going to hurt them. they have been through it all. they are fighting the battle for you so that you and your children and my children and
have a fair chance, equal treatment on the news pages, fair press on both sides. it is my honor to introduce to youngstown, ohio, the governor of indiana and the next vice president of the united states mike pence. [applause] thank you all. thank you mayor. thank you ladies and gentlemen here in youngstown ohio. it is an honor to be with you today.
it seems like a few short weeks ago with my wife karen at my side i had the privilege to accept my party's nomination to run and serve as the next vice president in the united states of america. i am deeply humbled to be with you today. i'm grateful for that gracious introduction by mayor giuliani, someone that i deeply deeply admire, a man who demonstrated his courage on a dark day in america and has been a clear and voice for the interest of the united states of america and our security ever since. today here in youngstown it is my privilege to introduce to you a man i've come to know personally over just the last several months, i've come to know his family, i've come to see him with the lights are often the cameras are off and i can tell you with conviction he
is a man whose strength and leadership and vision will make america great again. today will be one more example as he articulates an extraordinary vision about national security. while many in the national media continue in the major and the minors, focusing on semantics over substance, today you will hear once again a man who will remain focused on the solutions to the real challenges facing the people of the united states of america. last week donald trump outlined his plan to restart our nation's
economy, to make america work again. today he will speak with a clear and present danger that radical islamic terrorism poses to our nation. he will address how we can make america safe again. in my years of public service, i have have seen the handiwork of our enemies firsthand. i was in washington d.c. on capitol hill on september 11, 2001. i walked along with mayor giuliani in the ashes and rubble of ground zero about a week later in new york city. with my family on my side, i have stood in a quiet field near shanksville pennsylvania where the heroes and the victims of flight 93 met their fate. since since then i have seen the sacrifices of the american soldier in the global war on terror. then i watched over the last seven and a half years has the hard fought gains that they won were squandered by the failed foreign policy of barack obama and hillary clinton.
history teaches that weakness arouses evil and the weak leadership of president obama and his secretary of state hillary clinton, leading from behind and moving redlines, making so's so-called deals and ransom payments to the radical in iran, the reign of isis are a testament to this truth of history. donald trump knows that america needs to be strong for the american people in the -- and in the world to be safe. today you will hear the latest installment for a new vision for a new time. in place of the aimless foreign-policy of the recent form past, you will hear a broad shouldered vision to confront our energy, restore our security
and once again have america command the respect of the world. ladies and gentlemen, it is time for new american leadership, for a safer america at home, for a stronger america on the world stage, it is my high honor and distinct privilege to give you a man of courage, a leader who will name our enemy and marshal the resources and the national will to make america safe again. i give you the next president of the united states of america, donald trump.
[applause] >> thank you everybody thank you very much. it's great to be with you this afternoon. today we began a conversation about how to make america safe again. in the 20th century, the united states has defeated fascism, nausea's him and communism. now a different threat challenges our world. radical islamic terrorism. this summer there has been an isis attack launched outside the war zones of the middle east every 84 hours. here in america we have seen one brutal attack after another.
the worst on the lgbt q. community. and i'll tell you what, we can never ever allow this to happen again. [applause] thank you. in europe we have seen the same carnage and bloodshed inflicted upon our closest allies. in january of 2015 a french satirical newspaper, "charlie hebdo," was attacked for publishing cartoons of the prophet mohammed. 12 were killed, including two police officers, and 11 were wounded. two days later, four were murdered in a jewish delicatessen. in november of 2015, terris went to the shooting rampage in paris that slaughtered 130 people, and
wounded another 368 people, some in very, very, very bad shape today. france is suffering greatly, and the tourism industry is being massively affected in the most negative way. in march of this year, terrorists detonated a bomb in brussels airport, killing 32 and injuring 340 people. this july in the south of france, an islamic terrorist turned his truck into an instrument of mass murder, falling down and killing 85 men, women and children, and wounding 308 people. terrible. among the dead were two americans, a texas father and
his 11 year old son. a few weeks ago in germany, a refugee armed with an ax wounded five people in a gruesome trained attack. only days ago and isis kill innovative a christian church in normandy, france, forced an 85 year old priest to his knees, a priest who was beloved, who was beloved, before cutting his throat and just unthinkable other things. overseas, isis has carried out an absolute atrocity, one after another. children slaughtered, girls sold into slavery, men and women burned alive. crucifixions, beheadings and drownings, ethnic minorities targeted for mass execution, holy sites desecrated.
christians driven from their homes, and hunted for extermination. ices rounding out what it calls mission of the cross, nation of the cross. in a campaign of absolute and total genocide. we cannot let this people continue. [applause] -- evil. >> thank you. thank you. nor can we let the hateful ideology of radical islam, its oppression of women, gays, children and nonbelievers be allowed to reside or spread within our own countries. [applause] we will defeat radical islamic
terrorism, just as we defeated every threat we faced at every page and before. but we will not, we will not, remember this, defeat it with closed eyes or silence voices. we have a president that doesn't want to say the words. anyone who cannot name our enemy is not fit to lead our country. [applause] anyone who cannot condemn the hatred, oppression and violence of radical islam lacks the moral clarity to serve as our president. [applause] the rise of isis is the direct result of policy decisions made by president obama and secretary
of state clinton. let's look back at the middle east at the very beginning of 2009, before the obama-clinton administration took over. libya was stable. syria was under control. egypt was ruled by a secular president and an ally of the united states. iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence. the group that would become what we now call isis was close to being extinguished. iran was being choked off by economic sanctions. fast forward to today. what we have, and think of this, and the decisions made by the obama-clinton group have been absolutely disastrous. libya is in ruins.
or ambassador and three other really great americans are dead, and isis has gained a new base of operations. series of is in the midst -- syria is in the midst of a disaster for. isis controls large origins of territory. a refugee crisis now threatens europe and the united states. egypt, terrorists have gained a foothold in the sinai desert near the suez canal, one of the most essential waterways of the world. iraq is in chaos, and isis is on the loose. isis has spread across the middle east and into the west. in 2014, isis was operating in seven nations. they were in seven patients. terrible but that's what it was. today they are fully operational in 18 countries with aspiring branches in six more for a total of 20 more, and many believe
that number is actually 28-30 countries. they don't even know. a situation is likely worse than the public has any idea. a new congressional report reveals that the administration has downplayed the growth of isis with 40% of analysts saying that experienced efforts to manipulate their findings. they are trying to make it look much better than india's. it's a bad. at the same time, isis is trying to infiltrate refugee flows into europe and to the united states. iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion in cash released by the united states, plus, if you remember from two weeks ago, another 400 million in actual cash that was obviously used for ransom. worst of all, the nuclear deal
puts iran that no one state sponsor of radical islamic terrorism on a path to nuclear weapons. in short, the obama-clinton foreign policy has unleashed a isis, destabilize the middle east and put a nation of iran which chants death to america endowment position of regional power and, in fact, aspiring to be a dominant world power. it all began in 2009 with what has become known as president obama's global apology to work. we all remember. we all remember. in a series of speeches president obama described america as arrogant, dismissive, derisive, and a colonial power your kid was describing us. be informed of the countries
that he would be speaking up about america's past errors. he pledged that we would no longer be a senior partner that sought to date date our terms. he lectured cia officers of the need to acknowledge their mistakes and described guantánamo bay as a rallying cry for our enemies. perhaps no speech was more misguided than president obama's speech to the muslim world delivered in cairo, egypt, 2009. i remember it well. in winning the cold war, president ronald reagan repeatedly touted the superiority of freedom over communism. and called the u.s. as our the evil empire -- ussr. yet when president obama delivered his address in cairo, no such moral courage could be found or would be found. instead of condemning the
oppression of women and gays and many muslim nations, and the systematic violations of human rights or the financing of global terrorism, president obama tried to draw an equivalency between our human rights record, and remember this, our human rights and bears. the records are unbelievable and unmistakable. his naïve words were followed by even more naïve actions. that failure to establish a new status of forces agreement in iraq and the election driven timetable for withdrawal surrendered our gains in the country and led directly to the rise of isis, without question. [applause] >> the failures in iraq were
compounded by hillary clinton's disaster, total disaster, in libya. president obama has since said that he regrets and really regrets libya and the mistake he made. he considers it his worst mistake. mistake. according to then secretary of defense robert gates, the invasion of libya was merely a split decision. but hillary clinton's forceful advocacy for the intervention was the deciding factor. that's why we went in your with one episode of bad judgment after another, hillary clinton's policies launched isis onto the world stage. yet as she threw the middle east into violent turmoil, things turned out really to be not so hot for our world and our country, the middle east in
particular. the clintons and made almost $60 million engrossing while she was secretary of state. it is unbelievable. incident after incident proves again and again, hillary clinton lacks the judgment, as said by bernie sanders, stability and temperament and the moral character to lead our nation. [applause] importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on isis, and all of the many adversaries we face. not only in terrorism but in trade, and every other challenge we must confront to turn our great country around.
[applause] >> it is now time for a new approach. our current strategy of nationbuilding and regime change is a proven absolute failure. we have created a vacuum that allow terrorism to grow and thrive there i was an opponent of the iraq
war from the beginning. a major difference between me and my opponent. although i was a private citizen whose personal opinions on such matters were really not sought, i nonetheless publicly expressed my private doubts about the invasion. i was against, believe me. three months before the invasion i said in an interview with neil thibodeau, to whom i offer my
best wishes for a speedy recovery, that quote, perhaps we shouldn't be doing it yet, at that the economy is a
much bigger problem. in august of 2004, the early right after the conflict i made a detailed statement to esquire magazine in an interview. here's the quote in full. look at the war in iraq and the mess we are in. i would never have handled it that way. this was right after the invasion. does anybody really believe that iraq is going to be a wonderful democracy where people are going to run down to the voting box and gently put in their ballot and the winner is happily going to go and step up and lead the country? come on. [applause]
i then continued, two minutes after we leave, there's going to be a revolution and the need is, toughest, smartest, most vicious guy, in this case, guy, will take over. and he will have weapons of mass destruction which saddam hussein did not have. what was the purpose of this whole thing? hundreds and hundreds of young people killed, and what about the people coming back with no arms and no legs? not to mention, in all fairness, the other side, the tremendous damage done. all those iraqis kids who have been blown to pieces. and it turns out that all of the reasons for the war were blatantly wrong. all of this, death and
destruction, for nothing. so i've been clear
for a long time that we should not have gone in, but i've been just as clear in saying what a catastrophic mistake hillary clinton and president obama made with the reckless way in which they pulled out. [applause] after we had made those hard-fought sacrifices and games, we should have never made such a sudden withdrawal on a timetable advertised to our enemies. they said we are moving out your here's our time, here's our date. who would do this but an incompetent president? [applause] al-qaeda in iraq had been
decimated, and obama and clinton gave it new life and allow it to spread all across the world. by that same token, president obama and hillary clinton should have never attempted to build a democracy in libya, to push for immediate regime change in syria come or to support the overthrow of mubarak in egypt. one more point on this. i have long said that we should have kept the oil in iraq. [applause] i said it over and over and over again. another area where my judgment has been proven correct. i just set it so many times, virtually every time i was interviewed. keep the oil, keep the oil. according to cnn, isis me as much as 500 million in oil sales
in 2014 alone. that's before they really got started. fueling and funding its reign of terror. if we had controlled the oil, like i said we should, we could have prevented the rise of isis and iraq. both by cutting off a major source of funding and through the presence of u.s. forces necessary to safeguard the oil, and vital infrastructure products necessary for us to have the oil. i was saying this constantly and consistently to whoever would listen. i said, keep the oil, keep the oil, keep the oil. don't let somebody else did it. [applause] if they had listened to me then, we would've had the economic
benefits of the oil which i wanted to use to help take care of the wounded soldiers, and families of those who died in the war. [applause] in addition to which thousands of lives would have been saved. this proposal by its very nature would have left soldiers in place of our assets. we would've had soldiers there guarding this a valuable supply of oil. in the old days when we won a war, to the victor belong the spoils. [applause] instead, all we got from iraq and our adventures in the middle east was death, destruction, and tremendous financial loss. but it's time to put the
mistakes of the past behind us and chart a new course. [applause] >> if i become president, the era of nationbuilding will be brought to a very swift and decisive end. [applause] thank you. a new approach which must be shared by both parties in america, by our allies overseas, and by our friends in the middle east. must be to halt the spread of radical islam. [applause] all actions should be oriented around this goal, and any country which shares this goal will be our ally. very important.
some don't share this goal. we cannot always choose our friends, but we can never fail to recognize our enemies. [applause] as president i will call for an international conference focused on this goal. we will work side-by-side with our friends in the middle east including our greatest ally, israel. [applause] we will partner with king abdullah of jordan, and the president of egypt, president sisi, and all others who recognize this ideology of death that must be extinguished. [applause] we will also work very closely with nato on this new mission. i had previously said that nato
was obsolete because it failed to deal adequately with terrorism. since my comments they have changed their policy, and now have a new division focused on terror threats. very good. very, very good. i also believe that we could find common ground with russia in the fight against isis. wouldn't that be a good thing? wouldn't that be a good thing? [applause] they, too, have much at stake in the outcome in syria, and have had their own battles with islam and terrorism, just as bad as ours. they have a big, big problem in russia with isis. my administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy isis. international cooperation to cut off their funding, expanded
intelligence sharing, and cyber warfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. they recruiting is taking place right now, and they are setting records. it's got to be stopped. [applause] we cannot allow the internet to be used as a recruiting tool, and for other purposes by our enemy, we must shut down their access to this form of communication and we must do it immediately. immediately. [applause] unlike hillary clinton who was risk of so many lives with her careless handling of sensitive information, my administration will not telegraph exactly military plans and what they are.
[applause] and by the way, what's happened with her 33,000 e-mails is an absolute disgrace to the united states of america. [applause] i've often said that the great general douglas macarthur of the great general george patton would be in a state of shock if they were alive today to see the way president obama and hillary clinton tried to recklessly announce their every move before it happens. like they did in iraq, so that
the enemy can prepare and adapt. their enemy says thank you. the fight will not be limited to isis. we will decimate al-qaeda, and we will seek to starve funding. [applause] for iran backed hamas and hezbollah. so important. [applause] we can use existing u.n. security council resolutions to apply new and even stronger sanctions. military, cyber, and financial warfare will all be necessary to dismantle islamic terrorism. but we must use ideological warfare as well. very important. and they use it on us better than we have ever even thought of using it on them, but that
will change. just as we want -- thank you. just as we won the cold war in part by exposing the evils of communism and the virtues of free markets, so, too, must we take on the ideology of radical islam. while my opponent accepted millions of dollars in foundation donations from countries where being gay is an offense punishable by prison or death, my administration will speak out against the oppression of women, gays, and people of different beliefs. [applause] our administration will be a friend to all moderate muslim reformers in the middle east, and will amplify their voices. this includes the jihad against the horrible practice of honor killings where women are
murdered by their relatives are dressing, mary are acting in a way that violates fundamentalist teachings. over 1000 pakistani girls are estimated to be the victims of honor killings by the relatives each year. recently a prominent pakistani social media star was strangled to death by her brother
on the charge of dishonoring the family. in his confession a brother took pride in the murder and said girls are born to stay home and follow traditions. shockingly, this is a practice that has reached our own shores. on such cases, and many, many cases have happened, but won't involve an iraqi immigrant who was sentenced to 34 years in jail for running over his own daughter, claiming she had been too westernized. to defeat islamic terrorism we
must also speak out forcefully against a hateful ideology that provides the breeding ground for violence and terrorism to grow, it's a breeding ground. it's a terrible, terrible breeding ground. a new immigration policy is
needed immediately and as well. [applause] that common thread linking the major islamic terrorist attacks that have recently occurred on our soil, 9/11, the fort hood shooting, the boston bombing, the san bernardino attack, the orlando attack can't is that they have been called immigrants or the children of immigrants. clearly, new screening procedures are needed to. [applause]
on review by the u.s. senate immigration subcommittee has identified 380 foreign-born individuals charged with terrorism or terrorism related offenses. between 9/11 and 2014, and many more since then, and this year is a record for identification. it's gotten worse, far worse. we also know that isis recruits refugees after their entrance into the country, as we've seen with the somali refugee population in minnesota. beyond terrorist as we've also seen in france, foreign populations have brought their anti-semitic attitudes with them. in cologne germany on new year's eve, we have seen the reports of sexual violence and assault far greater than anybody knows. pew polling shows that in many other countries from which we grow large number of immigrants,
extreme views about religion such as the death penalty and for those who are involved, the death penalty is very, very common. if you don't have the faith that they demand you have it a top administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration. and we will be tough. we will be even extreme. [applause] we should only admit into this country those who share our values and respect our people. in the cold war, we had an ideological screening test. that time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats we face today. i call it extreme vetting.
i call it extreme, extreme vetting. our country has enough problems. we don't need more. these are problems like we have never had before. [applause] in addition to scrape out all members of the sympathizers of terrorist groups we must also screen out any hostile attitude towards our country or its principles, or who believed sharia law should supplant american law. [applause] those who did not believe in our constitution or the support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted for immigration into our country. [applause]
>> safe to resume based on new circumstances or new procedures. the size of current immigration flows are too large to provide adequate screening. [applause] >> we have been about 100,000 permanent immigrants from the middle east every year. beyond that we admit hundreds of thousands of temporary workers and visitors from the same regions. hundreds of thousands. if we don't control the numbers we cannot perform adequate screening. there is no way it can take place. [applause]
>> by contrast, my opponent wants to increase, which is unbelievable no matter who you are, where you come from, wants to
increase the flow of syrian refuges by 550% over what they are now. [crowd booing] >> the united states senate on immigration said hillary clinton's plan would mean 620,000 refuges from all current refuge sending nations in her first term assumeic no cuts to other refuge programs so it could get worse this would be additional to all other non-refuge immigration. unbelievable numbers. unbelievable.
the subcommittee estimates a plan that would impose a lifetime cost of roughly 400 billion and when you consider housing and schooling that are excluded from the state department figures. thing of this, 400 billion -- think. hillary clinton wants to be america's angela merkal and you know what a disaster this massive immigration has been to germany and the people of germany. crime has risen to levels that no one thought they would ever, ever see. we have enough problems in the country we don't need more.
lastly, we need to restore
common sense to our security procedures. another common feature of the past attacks that curd on our soil -- occurred -- is that warning signs were totally ignored. the 9/11 hijackers had fraud all over their visas. elements every one of them it said bold in bold letters the the the the frjs -- the female san bernidino shooter was here on a fiance visa which most people have not heard of from saudi arabia and wanted to support
openly jihad online.
so they were taken in. and neighbor saw a suspigsing behavior. had but didn't warning authorities because they didn't want to be accuse d of racial profiling. now many are dead and many wounded. the shooter in orlando reportedly celebrated in his classroom after 9/11. he, too, was interviewed by the fbi. his father, native of afghanistan, supported the oppressive taliban regime and expressed anti-american views strongly.
and by the way, was just seen sitting behind hillary clinton with a big fat smile on face all the way through her speech. he obviously liked what she had to say. it is called weakness, it is called stupidity and we have had it. [applause] >> the fort hood shooters delivered a presentation to a room of mental health experts and threw out one red flag after another. he even proclaimed he love death more than you love life. these warning signs were ignored because of political correctness
replacing common sense in our society. [applause] >> that is why one of my first acts as president will be to establish a commission on radical islam which will implode reformist voices in the muslim community who will hopefully work with us. we want to build bridges and erase divisions. the goal of the commission is to identify and explain to the american public the core convictions and beliefs of radical islam. to identify the warning signs of radicalization and expose the networks in our site that support radicalization.
guanonamo bay. drone strikes well remain part of the australian. we will dismantle their organizations. foreign com president -- finally a we will pursue immigration charges against anyone who lends material support to terrorism. there will be consequences for those people. very serious consequences. similar to taking down the mafia this will be the understood mission of every federal investigator and prosecutor in the country. [applause] >> to accomplish a goal you must state a mission. to support networks for radical
islam in this country will be stripped out and removed one by one viciously if necessary. viciously, if necessary. immigration officers will also have their powers restored. those who are guest in our country that are preaching hate will be asked to return home immedia immediately and if they don't do it we will return them them. to make america great again. we will rely on international consensus. that is what we must have to defeat radical, islamic terrorism.
[applause] >> but you say like we couldn't defeat communism without acknowledging it exists or explaining its horrible evils we cannot defeat radical islamic terrorism unless we do the exact same thing. we have to explain that it exists and explain the difficulties. we have to have a leader that can do that and we don't have that now. [applause] >> but this also means we have to accept the virtues and our way of life. we have an exceptional way of life but it is being tread on by sick, sick people and expecting that as new comers come into our society they will likewise have respect and do the same. pride in our inst -- institutio
and valuvalues should be taught our teachers and pressed upon to all those coming into our society. assimilation is not an act of hosti hostility but an expression of compassion. our sister of american government and culture is the best in the world. it will produce the best outcome for all those that adopt it. [applause] [crowd chanting usa] >> thank you. this approach will not only make us safer but bring us closer
together as a country. renewing the spirit of americanism will help heal the divisions in our country in which there are so many. we have a divider as president. we call him the great divider. it is the thing he does best. [applause] >> we will do so my emphasizing what we have in common not by what pulls us apart. this is my pledge. i will be your single greatest champion. [applause] >> i will fight to insure every american is treated and protected and honored equally. we will reject.
we will reject hatred and speak a future built on common culture and values as one american people. only this way will we make america great again and safe again for everyone. thank you very much. god bless you. thank you. thank you. thank you. [applause] >> thank you very much. >> there you saw donald trump in youngstown, ohio speaking for close to an hour. a discussion on foreign policy. you see the numbers on your
screen. we would like to get your reaction as we let you get started dialing in a couple things to tell you about. if you missed some of this speech this afternoon, or some of hillary clinton's remarks from earlier today in scranton, pennsylvania, we have them both for you in their entirety tonight at 8:00 on c-span2. the hill reporting the presidential debates polls they use to decide to gets to take part in september's first debate as third party candidates struggle to make the stage. both democratic pneumohio hillary clinton and republican mauchl nee republican are on the stage but gary johnson or jill stein wouldn't qualify today since neither one are close to hitting the 15% in either report.
that is the hill news reporting. let's get started with your reaction to what you heard from mr. trump. garret from minnesota has been patient waiting on the line for independence. derrick, wh derric derrick what town? >>otana. close enough. i am wondering when it comes to trump and clinton on immigration and the southern borders and hillary clinton talks about comprehensive immigration reform. as a young voter who hasn't been around politics much i wonder what that is. to me it seems like protecting the border should be a common sense issue that should not be partisan. >> host: appreciate the call. howard, democrat line, your thoughts on mr. trump's remarks this afternoon. howard? we will move on and we will go to north holly north carolina,
line for independence. hi, go ahead. >> caller: hi, how are you doing? >> host: we are good. what is on your mind? >> reporter: the speech is awesome. the man is great. -- >> caller: the people that know who this guy stands for like me everybody should run out and vote for him. excellent. hillary is a liar and murderer. she is guilty. i don't care if she is a woman. she does bad things for this country. we don't need that woman. another woman? yes. that woman? no. >> host: appreciate your call. moving on to carol in buffton, south carolina. hi, what is on your mind? did you watch the speech? what do you think? >> caller: yes, i thought he was very good. i liked that he wants to have
one country all together. >> host: all right. did you watch ms. clinton earlier today? >> caller: no, i didn't have time to. i just picked this upcoming in the house for lunch today. >> host: appreciate your call. you can contrast to two addresses tonight we will have both hillary clinton and joe biden from scranton, pennsylvania and then donald trump youngstown, ohio. driving down i-80 between the two cities. columbia, tennessee, jody you are on c-span2, what do you think? >> caller: i love him. if he stays on point and attacks hillary clinton on her e-mails he is going to win this because we want america great again and donald trump is great. just somebody tel him to stay on point. we love it. he is awesome. thank you. >> host: thank you, judy. we will take a look at facebook
comments you can see on your screen. we always welcome your comments facebook.com/c-span. if it had not been for clinton and obama there would be no isis. barry says well obama is actually the one that allowed isis to form. he pulled out our soldiers and left no force behind to keep iraq stable. joyce says donald trump is a crazy conspiracy filled lunetic. republican party, how could you possibly have made this man your candidate? and janna writes trump sounds like a babling liar to me but unfortunately he is a threat to the nation and i pray every day he is not elected to the nation. steven, greenberg, michigan you
are live. go ahead. what do you think? >> caller: in response to the speech, what i just witnessed with trump on tv on your channel, it appears that he is on message and he is definitely somebody that can fix the problems. the other -- and my biggest point is obama and clinton and that group didn't create this problem. that is one thing i kind of disagree with. the entire federal government did. that falls down on leadership truth be known. but the truth is we let it happen as a government in the country and so you can't blame strictly obama. there is 500 people in congress and the senate that allow this to happen and that is what
really kind of frustrates me more than anything. although in response to trump's speech, i can't think of anything more dead-on in how to fix the problem. >> host: all right. appreciate your calls. we have going to take calls for another 5-6 minutes. we go to amber in florida. hi, amber. >> caller: i just want to call in. i have been watching trump and i have been watching the democratic conventions and everything. this is the first time finally someone is coming out and hitting the points that i think really need to be touched upon which is the safetyf of our country and the safety of our people. and i think a lot of this stuff i have been seeing in the past the democrats are putting priority of foreigners over americans. i think that has been one of the problems i have with all of this election and everything. >> appreciate that call. we go to elizabeth in beachwood,
ohio. hi. >> caller: hi, i think this was by far the best speech he ever made. if he stays on this kind of message i am sure we can -- he can win the election. >> host: appreciate that. mike on the line from new york, democrats line, go ahead. how are you doing? >> caller: i am doing pretty good. i was pretty much on the democrat thing but trump is making a lot of fetch. right now we are giving all this money to these foreigners that are coming in and our children are basically starving over here. with what trump said, i decided i am going for trump. >> host: who did you vote for in the last presidential election? >> caller: i am 60 years old and it was the first time i decided
to get into it. my family was all voting for hillary until i said i am going to jump on the bandwagon but the more i watch and listen there is no way. i don't think she can be trusted. i don't trust her. and i don't know. it is just -- i believe that the american people need a change and i think that trump is it >> host:. thank you for your call. we will move to gene in mountain home, arizona. how are -- arkansas -- you? >> caller: i am good and thank c-span for letting had people talk. my thing is we have been lied to long enough. i believe in everything he
outlined and i don't see how the media can attack him because those that do they are desperate. the truth is finally being spoken. they want to deny the rest of us people to have a greater country. if i could say one more comment i think anyone who has been watching the olympics can only feel pride in the patriotism they show and we should take up that in reference to how we vote. >> host: eva, line for independence. did you see the speech? what did you think? >> caller: yes, i did and he is awesome. i want every woman to hear this. there is no word in the bible that said a woman should run for president. it is a man here to take care of
our country not a woman. i am standing behind trump because i believe he can do a difference. i am tired of people coming in and killing people. i am tired of the black lives matter and all that. that has nothing to do with anything. we are here to love and help one another not hurt one another. every since obama came into the office it has been nothing but turmoil. people hurting each other, people killing each other. that is not what our country is about. our country is about peace and loving and helping one another. it is not about all this. i really think that trump can improve it. i really do. i am behind trump. >> host: appreciate your call. got to try to squeeze in a couple more. kathy in greensboro, north carolina, ago ahead on the line for democrats. >> caller: thank you. i listened to the speech and new
it was coming through on a tell prompter. this was the most coherant one and if it wasn't for a teleprompter i don't think he would be saying these things. >> host: appreciate your call. let's squeeze in one more before the bottom of the hour. we will go to cheryl in marshall, north carolina. hi, cheryl, you get the last word. whau did you think? -- what. >> caller: i thought it was awesome. i appreciate the straight he is sober, clean, and healthy. we know when you leave yourself open to manipulation through vices you are not making the best decision. i support the fact he
appreciates the police officers and veterans and homeland security. because of the sacrifice of these people we are free. if it wasn't for them caring about our constitution and our rights we would have nothing. i support trump. i supported him from the first day he opened himself up to this experience. and i think it is just an awesome thing that he is willing to sacrifice and he is a really wealthy man. he has no need for any of this negative attention. he has raised a beautiful family and we all know how hard it is to raise children and for people who are healthy to raise children to be such exlimpary citizens is beyond anyone's expectations. trump gets a real big thumbs up for me. i am grateful he is standing his ground because united we stand and if we don't keep our constitution intact the way that
the founders intended it to be then we are dead in the water and we will have lost the hope for civilization. >> host: one more from lou in salisberry, michigan. if you keep it quick on the line for republicans. your thoughts. >> caller: i am voting for donald trump. my whole family. he is a man of integrit anticipate and i heard hillary's speech today and what she is going to do for the poor. after the war, in saudi arabia, what he has done is amazing. america didn't send the planes to bring our troops home. they were waiting in airports and donald trump who owns an air company at that time sent his
planes over to pickup the men and bring them back to the united states. like i said, i am a 30-year veteran of two wars. a disabled vet. vietnam and the gulf war and security police. i know a lot of about security. and what hillary clinton is talking about, not knowing that was classified information. i had a top secret clearance and the one thing you had to do was sign that paperwork in and sign it out and usually it was red and white folders with the words big and red cross them confidential. >> host: thank you for your call. appreciate it. that is all we have to do for this time around. quick reminder we will reair the entire speech, the remarks from mr. trump. he was introduced by rudy giuliani and governor mike mike pence. the rally taking place in
youngstown, iowa. we have hillary clinton and vice president, joe biden, in mr. biden's hometown of scranton, pennsylvania. we will bring you both of those events tonight at 8:00 on c-span. we visited the middle east broadcasting head head quarters in virginia this week. they provide information to the world on terrorism and democracy. we talked with executives and producers who described their work at the locations. >> the middle east broadcasting network on the air is a corporate name for two tv channels. the pan arab channel and the iraq channel. we also have eight streams, three websites and numerous
social media platforms. >> why two different ones? >> when it was created, launched back in 04, we were on the tail end of the iraq war and there was a belief we need iraq information whether it was a need to broadcast, or local news about iraq while the rest of the middle east was served by the pan arab channel. how >> host: how big is nbn? >> guest: it is about 600 employees. both here in the u.s. we have correspondents all over the middle east and we have a budget of about 110 million that is n constant in recent years to
support all of the different activities. we maintained the level but did internal reallocation to accommodate and adapt to the changes that have occurred in communication and that leads to the area of digital media. >> host: what kind of technology do you use? >> we have an hd channel, we have some starter definition channels. it is a benefit because the most poplar channels in the middle east allow the offices to tune us in in an unfiltered way. channels on fm in the countries where we are allowed to have an fm channel. and our media is of course on the world wide web available to anyone. >> host: potentially how big is your audience?
>> guest: as we have been able to measure it, we cannot measure all of the countries we are located is about 26.7 million. that is people who consume our products on a weekly basis. the largest portion of the audience is tv which is about 17 million. the radio audience is about 11-12 million and the rest is our digital audience. >> host: what is the mission of mbn? >> it to broadcast rev l information and we support democratic values than would normally be available to the audience and the indigenous media in the region. >> the arm of the u.s. government, can you be critical of u.s. policy?
>> guest: certainly we can. we are not really an arm of the u.s. government. we are a private company. we receive a grant from the u.s. government to support our operations. but our editoral questions and issues are independent from the government. we decide what is news worthy based on our own internal staff, our news programs are driven by news events, and our other programs are driven by what we believe are the issues and values. as i said before, we support democratic values so we explore topics that other channels wouldn't such as democracy, women's rights, government corruption. frequently those topics with a
tabu in local media. >> host: brian connif, what is the mission of mbn? to counter islamic extremism? >> guest: not directly. but it is an important component of the content we pursue today. i would not say it is our mission but it is the rise of extremism is the dominant issue facing the middle east and mainly the dominant issue facing the world. >> host: is the perception it is u.s. government propaganda in the middle east? >> guest: that is the case in some people's mind. we have been on the air for 12 years. over a period of time, the audience has come to learn it is not propaganda. we try to be balanced. but we are also providing topics and provide information that is not readly available.
the american perspective. we don't promote the administration's agenda or policy. but we promote discussion about it. at times, it could be seen as critical. but it always shows in america, we can discuss issues. that people are not always in agreement and this is part of the american-democratic experience which we think is one of our important topics. >> host: the importance of social media? >> guest: it can't be understated. it is growing rapidly. way beyond my expectation even. in fact i heard a statistic last week that in iraq over 50% of the pop in iraq access the
internet in the past week which is a phenomenal statistic. as a result, we have a robust presence on the various platforms in the middle east. facebook is the preferred platform. all our facebook pages combined have followers in the realm of 13-14 million people. we have -- on a monthly bases we have about 1.7 reactions, facebook terms of people engaging on the topic. we have about eight million video views on facebook on a monthly bases. so it is rapidly becoming the important way to get to the audience. >> host: are you letting people
who watch mbn see the presidential election here? >> guest: absolutely. this is our third presidential election since being on the air. it is a tremendous opportunity for us to show the democracy in action. this year there is more action than maybe the prior years. but it is the process that we cover, the selection of the primaries and conventions and the actually campaigns themselves really enjoy that. they can't fathom because it didn't happen in that region where we have a peaceful transition from one administration to the next. i think it is one of the great benefits and presented in a way that others don't have the capacity or understanding to do. >> host: any countries that prohibit your radio stations?
>> gues >> guest: nobody prohibits it because it comes in via satellite. there are countries that make don't make it easy to report and some are dangerous and limit to ability to move around. but we have the ability to report from almost every country. people listen to raid through fm and we have a large number of fm but by no means all countries and a number of countries will not give us the frequency or allow us to broadcast despite our efforts to the contrary. so that is limited a little bit. there are digital screens so
pooem can have that. the >> host: >> host: what do the names mean? >> sour means together. >> how much time do you have to spend working with congress ever working with the administration? we are not part of the government. we are accountable to our stake holders. -- steakstakeholders. we answer to them and when they have questions we answer those. but they respect our editor independence and i never had a case in ten years where numbered from the state department or hill has told us what to do. they give us the lead to have an
independent editorial approach to these very difficult issues. and the system works. the system of getting us a grant and allowing us to practice without proper due diligence journalism. >> host: what is au? >> guest: it is a three hour information program i launched in 2009. march 8, 2009. it is a big show. it is coming from jerusalem, cairo, dubai and it is connected
us from her to there. it is three hours live daily, sunday-thursday because in the middle east friday is the holiday for islam. so we do sunday-thursday and we are 6:30-9:30, so live from 4 p.m. robot time all the way to 11. >> host: five different persons? >> guest: what makes the show unique is it is coming from all those areas and we take whatever content we are talking about and everybody is discussing it across the region because this is a pan regional television t
network it absolutes what we are doing. see get the conversation and and every country within the region. >> host: in the last week or so we are taping this interview at the end of april, 2016, last week or so, what are some of the topics you discussed? >> host: we discussed everything from the presidential elections which is huge because obviously our president, whoever it is going to be, plays a significant role in global politics. we discuss syria every day. you have to discuss syria every day. we discuss all of the iraq and what is going on with isis every day. unfortunately, the fester of isis and anti-terrorism, the scene in war, the news coverage.
it is 40% news and the best is in information and the latter entertainment. >> host: who are some of your competitors? >> guest: with television, you have a saudi arabian station and they are good. they are not radical. they are very contemporary in terms of broadcast and television. sky tv comes out of abu dabu and they have it buttoned up. there was once upon a time you could say -- but so much has happened since the arab spring
they are way less than they were. nbc air is a different kind of tv. at the end of the day, the other competitor, are locals. local lebanese, because every since the arab spring, not before, but every since, a lot of viewers go local because of what is going on meaning the bomb is coming in iraq. >> host: are there any special issues that you deal with as a woman executive producer producing a middle east show? do you do segments and people face in the middle east. ? >> guest: to me it has been women and children's issues.
i am a mom. i have two kids. so the middle east is not by our standards a friendly place for women and kids. so we have been ordering in and out stories about the difficulties of life across the middle east. not -- one title i didn't make up is called one woman is worth a hundred men. we just launched it and are getting nice press out of it already. most people are not telling the stories of how difficult it is to be a woman and a girl child. so many stories have been done on males i can't count. the traditions and when the change in government and some
governments say don't do it but everyone looks the other way. not allowing the one to drive in one country. that is nothing considered to the girls isis decided were going to be sexual slaves at 14 and so you can't do enough because women are literally not telling that story. it is too sensitive and too close to home. too many children issues and cultural issues regarding it. we are not going to allow that. it is against the law. 80% or something is the best statistic. egypt and sexual harassment is completely out of control.
in the show, a woman has a pink taxi and if the taxpayery is pink you order them and the drivers are all women who only pickup women because there is no much much sexual harassment. it was in the ballroom of content. >> host: and anchors for al-youm. what are you covering today? >> guest: president's speech in europe and a peace talk happening in kuwait so we have a correspondent there. we do have as well the administration in cairo, in egypt. >> host: you are formally a journalist in iraq. how is it different at the
middle east broadcasting network? >> guest: it is much different between working here and the middle east. you can be more free and don't have any -- i am a news anchor for nine years and nobody is asking me what to say and what to avoid. >> host: now on the the "the communicators" we are joined by the executive producer of alhera news. what do you do? >> guest: i just make sure we have as comprehensive news agenda for the day as possible. make sure we selected the right insiders about the stories that are making headlines around the world and assign them to our target readers to make sure we are treating those items and the best possible way to provide accurate information in depth
analysis, to make sure we have a good line of questions whether we have interviews, if we have interviews. and to follow up on more issues that are, you know, related to news making. >> host: how many hours of live newscast a day on alhurra? >> guest: combined together we have four and a half. nis is major half hour shows and two signature shows. but our new summaries that puncuate the transmission on top of the other connecting would add up another hour and a half so six or seven hours. >> host: when you look at your network and compare it to others what is the difference?
do people see a difference between the networks? >> guest: absolutely. what we hear from friends and families and former colleagues and participants i think that the basic difference is the narrative. i think the basic difference is we don't have a political agenda we are pursuing in a newscast. socontent form and method our selection is everything about the news making process is fought driven by preplanned agenda. but driven by news all over the region. >> host: were are you from originally? >> guest: i am originally from syria. >> host: how hard is it to cover what is knowing on in syria? >> guest: it is very hard because it is very complicated.
there are so many local regional and international problems. it is hard because we have organizations that are barred from the country and are not allowed free access to all sources of information. so it is -- the major difficulty as with any other war or conflict in the world and throughout history, for any news organization, is the conflict at hand because there are so many conflicting views. there are so many parties involved in the conflict and they all want to influence your coverage. so it is very difficult. it takes a lot of effort on our part to check and identify and consume sources of information in a place where sources are very scarce. >> host: one of the things we learned here at alhurra middle
east broadcasting network is that while the broadcast done in arab but control rooms are spoken in english. >> guest: that is among the best practices across all of these rooms in the world. this is how it was -- for instance, i think because the system was initially split by english people, i think, it went on to be one of the best practs in the control room to select this international language of communication inside the control room. it just went on. i wouldn't have it any other way. >> host: what is is your role here at these broadcasting nes works?
>> guest: i oversee the current shows domestically and overseas. >> host: what are some of those current affairs shows? >> guest: we do have many types of shows. we have daily and weekly shows that dive each week into the current issues and regional issues. and we have the shows that show women's rights, right to work, concerns like technologies, youth shows, and sports. >> host: do you ever produce programs that reflect life here in america? >> guest: yes, we have a show that could use -- in the u.s. and this is the beginning for the people to see how another person from any nationalty because you have all types of people and how an arab can come to this country and build
herself or himself. whatever their actually life as out of americans and how they are trying to adopt between their tradition, where they come from religiously and socially. >> host: now leila bazzi there have been incidents where folks who have become u.s. citizens have gone to fight for isis or attempted to fight for isis. do you tell those stories? >> guest: yes. win one show, the digital paradise. we had an amazing mother who spoke about her son -- she is canadian and her son is canadian not originally arab but canadian and she spoke about how her son
joined isis and we managed to get other stories of people in the u.s. or europe and how they are going back to fight isis with a -- and what enticed them. >> host: is it an editoral? >> guest: sort of, yes. you say things how they are. in the end, it is not. >> host: you are from lebanon originally. how different is lebanon from syria? or from tanesia? we think of it here in the united states as one region. what is the differences? >> guest: there are a lot of differences. in lebanon, i can say it is one of the arab worlds that has freedom of speeches if you want to call it freedom of speech. it is better than any other arab
country. they have 18 religious secretasects. it is a small county. we live on a day to day bases because of the war we had. we live day-to-day. >> host: what is your role here at middle east broadcasting? >> i am the manager, editorial of digital. it is a campaign launched in september of 2015 to encoura-- in the middle east to engage and be part of the discussion of important issues in the region including extremism, and female rights, and all these important issues to the arabs.