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it happens tonight as c-span2 "after words". 48 hours of nonfiction authors and books every weekend. television for serious readers. now, here is nick adams on elites and president trump. ... we're looking forward to what we're getting ready to do. which leads me to my next assignment, which is the pleasure i have in introducing our speaker, nick adams.
we also want to welcome c-span here today. they've come to broadcast mr. adams' speech across the nation and a testament to his rise and great life journey. this is the first time we have had c-span at our convention so we thank nick for bringing him with him and appreciate the honor to have him here. at the age of 33, nick adams has lived an extraordinary life. he is a four-time best-selling author, fox news commentator, and currently serves as the surrogate for the white house. he is born and raised in australia, but he is a legal immigrant to america, and receiving the rare and extraordinary ability green card. otherwise known as the einstein visa. he is a first author to ever
have book endorsed by a sitting president of the united states. only awer to to have who books endorsed by the sitting president of the united stating are he is referred to as the president's favorite author. he has written four books, the american boomerang, retaking america, crushing plate political correctings in, the green card warrior, and the case against the establish. governor perry appointed mr. adams as an honorary texan in 2013 and he has also been commissioned a kentucky colonel and made an honorary
oklahomaians. not sure why they didn't invite him to louisiana, which is where i came from. he could do some good over there. he has the distinction of becoming the youngest ever elected deputy mayor in australian history a few days after his 21st birthday. he has degrees from university of sydney and speaks fluent german and greek. he runs one of the fastest growing organizations in the country, the foundation for american alert and american -- or flagg. it's a 501(c)(3) company. last year created the world's first kid-friendly constitution, now in the hands of almost 100,000 students, all 50 states. he is a rising star in political media arenas in the united states, and almost in a different city every day, but he
calls texas home. made a good choice. please welcome america's immigrant and our friend, nick adams, and, nick, as you come up here, i want to just let you know that we have our own czar of political incorrectness here. and he's so -- i can't imagine he looks like he left but mr. pete bonds, who is our director of political incorrectness, and so if you see him speak up. >> thank you very minute. much appreciated. thank you. [applause] >> good morning. mr. president, board members, the distinguished guests-ladies and gentlemen, is with both gratitude and human humility i
join here at the largest ranking event of the year, the texas and southwestern cattle raiser's convention. let me say at the outset i love steak, i only drink whole milk and i hate fate meat as minute as i it has fake news so i'm in good company. as all of you can very careerly tell from my accent, i hail from south texas. very deep south, southwest texas. i wasn't born here but i certainly did come as quickly as i possibly could. when i immigranted -- immigrated to united states from australia, given my career, when it couple to where to live there were only three options. new york city, washington, dc, or texas. to use our president's terminology, the first is a
s-hole, the second a swamp, and texas, a paradise. so that is one of the easiest decisions i've ever had to makement the truth is, was always a texan. trapped inside an australian body. because texas is a state of mind. i've learn that you don't necessarily live in texas. texas lives in you. it is the purist form of america and most lives up to the vision our founders had for our country. texans are patriotic, hospitable, charitable, and can do people. our swagger, moxie and bravado set us apart as does our unsparing contempts for political correctness. not in mention our differ dane
for the hair brained, limp-wristed progressive agendas so eager lime e embraced in places like california, and europe. no meditators, hippies or village tearans for us. when it came to the decisionmaking process involved in calling texas my home, i have told you the truth and nothing but the truth, but i have not told you the whole truth. it may also have had something to do with my fondness for blue bell ice cream, oversizees pickup trucks, gigantic belt buckles, custom made ostrich cowboy boot constituent probably have on here today, and chicken fried stake. that is worth a round of applause.
ladies and gentlemen it is an honor and privilege to speak to you today. it's in these moment is i am most reminded of the improbable of my journey to stand before you today. as anyone close to me will tell you, my life has been a rollercoaster. full of rapid change, in speed, direction, altitude, and emotion. my journey has seen me scale both the heights of exhilaration and plumb the depths-0 paralyzing fear. it for that reason i he live my life with such passion, resolve, energy, and optimism, alliterate is consider to be inherently -- all trait is consider to be inharenly and conspicuously american. if there is anything that i have learned on this journey, it is that there is only one indies if
dispensable val you -- value in life and that is determination. our 16th president, abraham lincoln, once declared emphatically that it is not the years in your life, but the life in your years. we would know. when i think of what it means to be an american, of what it means to embody american exceptionalism, when i think of all that and is should be in an american, i think of abraham lincoln. all my life his story has propelled me forward. he was a common man, who became an uncommon leader. and ordinary man with extraordinary desire, a man that
lived full. he was born in kentucky, raised in indiana, and grew up in illinois. no elementary school no middle school no high school, no college education. everything the learned, he taught himself. he was a physically strong man, a wrestler who never backed down when challenged to fight. the things that define abraham lincoln perseverance, strength, character, and courage, they're the qualities weed in everywhere around us. lincoln lost his mother, he lost his job, he lost his siblings, he lost three of his four christian, he lost six elections, he failed in business, his first love died him had a poor relationship with his father. but lincoln was a titan, and titans never give up.
their hearts are too big to fail. their passion, too intense to deny. their spirit ir irrepressible. lincoln refused to see himself as a victim. yes, he couldn't get out of bed at one point for six months but a rallied. fight against it. persevered and pushed and scratched and clawed and crawled to get back up to try again one more round, get up he told himself. time and time again. lincoln ran toward his dream. he was relentless. unstoppable, unwaiverring, unyielding, a force of nature. and in the end, despite all the loss and misfortune, despite all the tragedy, despite all the disappointment, he rows to be president abraham lincoln, a man america needed at a critical time. a man that still remains very
much in the psyche of american politics, more than 150 years after his death. let it be in 2018 the great lesson for every young american, the inventors, entrepreneurs, aspiring leaders, that all of you, that every single one of you, can start off common and end up uncommon, that in america you can begin ordinary but become extraordinary. that you can rise above any set of circumstances in achieve anything. lincoln's journey combines to of the most powerful forces that have guided me life. patriotism and inspiration. many people wait a long time for the defining moment of their life. i didn't have to.
at 16 months, my life had barely begun when it almost ended. i was diagnosed with stage for glass stolen ma, a rare form of childhood cancer, the cause of which remains unknown today. doctors told my parents i had just a five percent chance of survival. only one in 20 children survive. and that even if i did, there was a possibility that i would never be able to walk. for three years, i underwent chemotherapy, radio therapy and an operation, and through the healing hands of god, our master physicians, he with an assist from an american doctor, i defied the odds and miraculous survived. mercifully i don't remember any of it. but it did devastate my parents, then in the prime of their lives.
and it would forever shape me. i have again on to live a completely active and unrestricted life, the treatment i received did take several inches off of my height but i like to say that whatever god took, he added straight to the size of my heart. as my twang puts it, it's note size of the dog in the efficient it's the size of the fight in the going. as i grew older, and was able to comprehend the magnitudes of my escape, i resolved to never waste a second of a minute of a day of a month of a year. since i had to fight for its, i realized life was precious. and not a given. figured i was living in credit and if the odd were better than five percent, i'd take it. except the boldness, confidence, individualism, and intensity associated with such an approach to life, did not fit the culture
of the country of my birth. and it would see me marginalized. blackballed, restricted and constantly landing in hot water with the establishment, whether at high school, university, or my political party. but more on that later. i had an idyllic childhood. my first word i'm reliably informed was, coke, as in coca-cola. i am the son of the two most amazing parents, a strict old school, no-nonsentence mathematician father and a love, doting, nurse mother. growing up, when it came to educational or extracurricular opportunityies my parents never said. no my mother taught me to dream in and my father taught me reality. he was and remains my hero.
most importantly, my father impressed upon me the need to be confident. i distinctive recall one year at an end of year assembly in elementary school i won a prize and was called before the school to collect it. when the assembly was over i walked out to find my father absolutely furious. when you go and collect an award, or you walk to the front of a room, you don't walk up there with your head burred in your shoulders like you're ashamed or embarrassed. you stick your head up, your shoulders back and you walk up there like you own the place. i told you i was raised like a texan. i have my love of adventure from my mother. almost every year, starting at the age of nine, my parents would send me to europe as an unaccompanied minor, by myself, for my summer vacation to spend time with both sets of grandparents. looking back this gave me
tremendous confidence and expand the world view. with both set eye grandparent mist father would set up a big vhs video camera on a tripod and command me to update my parents on what we, my parents and i, had been up to in australia. all of that experience has much to do with the success i have had on and with television today. i come front a line of small business people, on both sides. my mother's family owned one of the most successful flower stores in hamburg, germany mitchell father's family were greek immigrants to australia and became one of the leading button manufacture america the nation, even at one point servicing the national airline, qantas. most significant was the weekend
activity, raising money for the local hospital by selling jewelry that my mother made. i learned and honed many of the skills that would make me so see effect -- effective in the political spate. lander to communicate with everybody and strike occupy rapport no matter who way were or what education level they had. this was retail a little the most basic and while no one ever saw it come, it proved to be the best training ground emergenciable -- imaginable for a future politic is. school came oozy to the and i greats waded first in three of my -- graduated first in english, german and legal studies. the joke in my family i finish meds i four-year degree in three and a half and did so without even taking a pen to school. the truth is that within one year of starting college, i was
injected with the political drug. i ran to be elect for local government at the age of 19, and won. the first election i ever voted in, i vote for myself. 18 months later, eight days after my 21st birthday i was elect it deputy mayor. as a young man with ambition, as well as wanting to help people, i set out to make a name for myself to use my position as a platform with which to reach further. it was my time in politics in a australia that made my realize that it was not the country for me. the political culture there prizes timidity, moderation and mediocritiy in approach and discourse and as all after you know, politics is downstream from culture. australia is not the country
that international perception would have you believe. for the last three decades, australia has traded on cleverlycraft marketing, reinforced by charismatic figures such as paul hogan, crocodile done dean -- dundee, and the great steve irwin and the great irony is that both of those men were more poplar? successful in america and had personalities far more in tune with the united states of america than their country of birth. that marketing bears little resemblance with reality. culturally and politically, there is very little difference between australia and any number of european nations. churches are being routinely changed into nightclubs. christianity is neither robust nor welcomed. the politics of envy is alive
and well. drummed into australians by decades of socialism and well welfarism. anyone who supports gun rights is considered extreme. radical multiculturalism mass made the nation almost unrecognizable from even 20 years ago. australia's isolation is the only saving grace. is more rick and takes longer for the force 0 degradessation so prevalents in europe to take root. america stands alone in culture, in systems, and in values. that is because it is the only country that is also an idea. i have loved, admired, and been captivated by the united states of america for as long as i can remember. it's a funny thing, you know. even when you are not able to
intellectually understand freedom, your spirit still does. in the summer of 2009, at the age of 24, i finally decided to come to this country that my spirit had so long yearned for. i wanted to come on a speaking tour but didn't know anyone. i didn't hey enough connections. i had no family here. so i relied on what i have always relied on, boldness, instinct and initiative. researched as many organizations as could i and wrote to them. told them i was 24, coming to america for the first time, and i wanted to speak to their organization while i was in the country. and in a testament 0 to the openness of the american people and culture, people actually wrote back and said, yes, we'd love to have you come and speak, and by the way, there will be a baseball game in town while
you're here. can we buy you a ticket? on that trip i knew immediately that america was the country for me. it as even better than what i had expected. and i had expected it to be pretty spectacular. but it would not be until 2012 that i began the process of legal immigration. getting here was not easy. it took me four years and cost me more money than i had. it took a tremendous toll on my family and my friends. the experience was made worse because it appeared i was the victim of political opposition with my already approved extraordinary ability green card attempted to be overturned at the last minute in a most unconventional manner. it turned my life upside-down. i was unable to travel to the
united states for a period of time. this was even more devastating when coupled with the prospect of little future in australia. i was a public school teacher, but once my work in the united states was drawn to their attention, i was black listed from work. but justice prevailed and i finally. grated to united states of america on july 29, 2016 and has been including but as willy nelson says, blue skies since then. [applause] >> many of you know or have heard of my accomplishments. multiple best selling author and at the first to if have a book inners toed by a sitting president of the united states. touring air force one, bowling at the white house, commissioned
a kentucky colonel, awarded an extraordinary ability green card by the u.s. government, running an organization that raised more than half a million dollars last year, and whose budget this year is a million dollars. when i consider the odds, the challenges the realities, the obstacles, the journey seems utterly inconceivable but america is a very special place. this country has given me so much. it gave me hope when i despaired. it inspired me when i felt weak. it's given me life. now it's my concern to give back. i came to america to make, not take, to give, not receive, to join the place, not change it or complain about it, and i came to make sure that it doesn't turn out like the country i felt i had to leave.
this is why i started flag, the foundation for liberty in american greatness. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. flag teaches civics and promotes the american dream and american pride in elementary, middle and public high school. the greatest threat facing this pinnacle mission of ours is that for several generations not passed down wait means to be an american. we have not taught americanism. the moral dimension, the limited government dimension, that it is individualism, not collectivism, patriot tim, not relativelyism, god, not government, faith, not secularism, equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. that it's e pluribus unum, not.
>> our children are the least patriotic, they have been taught to elevate feelings over facts. many have become unwilling to countenance opposing views to politically direct orthodoxy, and have been given the audacity and false righteousness to shut these views down because they don't agree with them. they do not understand what it means to be an american, what being an american is. they are unable to identify the foundational principles of this country. they don't know what makes america special or different to every other country in the world. they don't know that american technology and innovation has transformed the world, but people are wealthier, healthier, and safer, because of america. anyway they have no idea they live in a country with whose
fortune this world travels. i am on a mission to make sure that americans everywhere, but particularly the next generation of american leaders, knows that the day they are born in the united states of america or the day they move permanently to the united states of america, is the day that they won the lottery of life. and of course, if day were born in texas, well, they hit the jackpot. [applause] i want young americans to know that this is the best place in the world to start a business and grow it. this is the best place in the world to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. there is nothing more more amern
than entrepreneurship. the startup us an idea as old as america itself. when its comes to business, this country has the eye of the tiger. there is a spirit of ambition and innovation and collaboration and connection that you can just smell. you can feel the energy, the dynamism and hunger and all of the qualities need for an entrepreneur. boldness, confidence, passion, resilience, thinking big, preparedness to put it all on the line. these are qualities loved and rewarded by americans. there is nowhere better in at the world to take risks, think outside the box, and not follow the crowd. this is all because america gives you the chance to fail. see, everywhere else, failure is
fatal. but not here. thomas edson had a thousand unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb. henry ford failed and went broke, ate least twice. walt disney was once, almost twice, bankrupt. it bits was never held against him. in fact is worked for them. there is nothing more thattive typifies than american spirit than someone who never gives up. that's why we who stories of redemption, struggle, and triumph. it's also why we are the world's only optimistic people. in america, we prize greatness, not immediate october credity. it's -- mediocrity. it's better to be extraordinary than settle for average. and that is why our success has been extraordinary. all the major inventions,
innovation, industries and ideas of the world, are american. that is because it's so easy to start new businesses here. capital and imagination combined more quickly here than anywhere else in the world, which is why we serve the future so well. because america is from the future. a belief in small government has meant that we deal with the least bureaucratic red tape of any country. we believe anything is possible for anyone. in america, wealth can be created more unhindered than anywhere else. if you dream of blazing a trail or leaving a legacy or being the best in your field or creating something that will change the world forever, and you're living in america, there is great news, you've got a head start on
everyone else in the world. this is the best country in the world. to make your dream come true. you're living amongst the most dynamic, energetic, optimistic, enter prizing and can do people in the world. the founders of america made it that way. they made sure the need for government approvals and red tape was limited so that the human genius and accomplishment could unleash. our constitution restrains the government, not us. everything is set up for your success here. does that mean that it's easy? absolutely not. realizing your dream and achieving your goals is going to take all you have and more. you're going to fall over and over and over. you're going to have to shed
blood, sweat and tears the competition you face will be brutal and it's going to take longer than you ever thought, but at least you are operating in a dream friendly environment. unlike other places, no one is going to stop you. people won't be rooting for your failure. you won't be shut down or disliked for having the audacity to try to elevate yourself in life. in my experience, people tend to mind their own business in america. they're too busy getting on with fulfilling their own dreams. bottom line is this. in america, only you limit yourself. i don't care what color you are, where you were born, whether english was your first language or not, what education you have, if you want to make it in america, you can.
this is the country where you have the most control over your fate. the gatekeepers or far and few between, and the american people will always provide a path around them. if if needed. your success won't rely on whether you go along to get along. it will be on your talent and work ethic. no dream is too big and no obstacle to high. if you work tirelessly and rely on self-belief, native instincts and a showup, dominate attitude, it doesn't matter how badly the deck is stacked against you. america has proven again and again, anyone can do anything. it's time to get a dream or refocus on your existing one. at flag, now growing exponentially with already
six-person staff we are work egg every day to accomplish our dream of reaching the hearts and minds of young americans everywhere. last year on constitution day, we launched the world's first kid friendly constitution, live on fox news, with a three-hour event. we worked with interns from the late justice antonin scalia's office to get the united states constitution into plain, simple, easy to understand english that even a fifth grader can understand. along with age appropriate graphics and illustrations. that resource has been a rocketship for us. with more than 100,000 students and teachers in all 50 states having access to it. we recently received a that read dear flag, thank you for your
donation of some 30 copies of your discussion to our school. you brought the constitution alive and we have never seen our students so engaged. that was twyla reed elementariry school. do you know where that school is? it's a public school. in anna i'm, california. -- anna i'm, california, i we stunning success of that resource, flag next month on april 18th, will launch the world's first kid friendly declaration of independence, same concept, again on fox news, with a special three-hour event and to celebrate the launch, three days later in washington, dc, on april 21, at the trump hotel, flag will host its annual gala, keynote speaker, bill o'reilly. if you're interested in attending, let us know.
we have invitations with us. separate to flag, i will be cohosting exclusive west wing tours and bowling at the white house. so, if that sweetenes the del some, let us know because we may be able to accommodate you. and we are also currently working on the students federalist papers because we want to have the whole suite of founding documents covered. flag is making great strides as well with our digital messaging campaign. the medium of choice for the next generation. we have reached more than 5 million people already on social media in just the last six months. acquiring approximately half a million new people each month, engaging with our content. we plan on this being more than 25 million people per month by the end of this year. i can also announce with great
excitement that flag will partner with the white house sometime this year to host the first everring you patriotism summit on the lawns of the white house. students are only one phase in retap -- recapturing american knowledge. flag is creating custom lesson plans for k to 12 classrooms cld also preparing to lead professional development training programs for k to 12 educators across the country by the fall of 2018. flag's teacher trainings will be the first of its kind and the only training program dedicated to helping teachers instill patriotism in their students while teaching a wide variety of subjects. our flag schools pledge
continues to gain traction. we set ourself the goal in the summer of last year to recruit more than 1,000 schools to sign our pledge. do number one, to display an american flag in every clam. number two recite the pledge of allegiance every day and number three, sing the national anthem before all major sport ease vents. i am proud to report that we are well on our way to do that. our initiative in promoting young americans to seek a technical career rather than an academic one will be close at the heart of almost everyone in this room. american exceptionalism is rooted in our making things. we need a more highly trained work force in the trades. we need electricians, plumbers, machinists, welders, and trade schools. flag is declaring war on the wad
thatever --- -- thal that every child should go to college, college, university, i is not for everybody and there are very good reason witness don't want our children going to college unless they are tailor made for it. we want them avoiding the liberal indoctrination that northwesterly awaitses them on any -- inevitably awaits them on college campus weapon don't want them to be sad saddle with debid we want them to do the most american thing of all, start their own business, entrepreneurs and prime minister -- and employ people. i if units more information on flag or would like to support us financially we hey donations envelopes on all of your chairs. please come outside and visit us. at our booth or see one of our flag team. easily identifiable in their blue flag shirts.
we are growing exponentially but we need your help to make this the premiere organization in the country. i know that tsera is the strongest force in cattle production here in the united states and you are among the most patriotic and conservative people in america and we want you to be behind us. let me close by detailing the fight and position in history we find ourselves. america turns 242 years old this year. it's a time for great celebration. but also a time for sober consideration. if you asking any historian, they will tell you that most great nations last somewhere between 230 and 270 years. that puts america right in the
kill zone. as i tell students in public high school, history is not over. what the world will look like in 20, 30, or 40 years could be completely different. america is not inevitable. what we have here is the exception to the rule of human history. if the 21st century is not an american led century, it will not be a free century. freedom is not inevitable. what we have here can go away. if government grows too big, if leader elsewhere go to powerful we could lose it all. it's happened before. it could happen again.
you resident gov the communist chinese with more than a billion people, radical islamists seeking to export their ideology, international institutions that don't care what your perspective is or what your country is. they want to tell you from a distant capital how you're going to be living. these are very different political ideologies to americanism. and we need to perpetuate he americanism and remind the next generation that there are these different ideologies out there that would change america completely. the ancient civilization of sparta has always fascinated me, and it's interesting as a side note that today is actually greek independence day. i believe that there is something that america can adopt from spartan defiance and passion at this most critical
time. my favorite spartan story is the battle of -- told well by my great fend, allen he west. persian king sought to exact revenge against the greeks for the previous defeat of his father at the battle of marathon. upon the death of his father, he continued preparations and in the second invasion of greece, he amassed an even greater army and navy. pleaded with sparta's council of eldersing the establishment, to let him march the spartan army to meet the invading persians. they denied that request because of an impending spartan festival the king knew that stemming the invasion and breaking in the issuetive was important to future of freedom and of greece. he decided within his right to
call up his personal guard of 300 men. he selected to reign that forded him a battle as advantage based upon spartan tactics. he chose to make the blocking maneuver at a place called the hot gate, or, pass with mountains on one side and sea on the other. word spread that the fierce fighters would march. the troops from other greek city states and they joined the group and the numbers grew to an estimated 7,000. it was still a far inferior force in number to the persian hoard. however the greeks arrived at the gates ahead of the persians and been fortifying their position. over three days, the greeks exacted massive casualties
against the persians. it took a greek traitor, who showed the persians a hidden mountain pass to the rear of the defense, to initiate the fateful end for the spartans. but under the spartan code, there would be no retreat. as matter of fact, spartan mothers issued their sons their sealeds with the command to return bearing your shield or being born upon it. someone would say that the king and his spartans gained a heroic victory. that was hardly the case. their brave sacrifice and delaying action bought valuable final for greece. subsequently, persia was defeated a year later. there are many lessons to take from the spartans' brave stand against the persians. chief among them, though, is the
lesson that it only takes a few men to make a stand for freedom to survive. even if you're heavily outnumbered as the greeks were, you can fight on a narrow front to buy yourself time. sometimes a tactical defeat serves a larger purpose. sometimes a stalwart stand leads to strategic victory. we should always stand and fight on principle. it is the only way we can win this culture war. we are battling by aing mobs of violent george sorrows funned dough miss citistick terrorists -- domestickic terrorists the combined weight of the media and entertainment destroy and the entire educational establishment. we are beyond heavily outnumber it but unlike the rest of the world which is too far gone,
victory in america is possible. i refuse to stand by as anti-americanism tears apart america's schools, colleges, creative industries, newspapers and everything else. i want to fight these forces. i believe in god. i believe in america and i believe our idea are the best ideas and all of this faith gives me the courage to act. there has been a culture war raging in this country for the last 60 years, but only one side has been fighting it. that side does not honor the rules of engagement. they have been governed only by the rules of chicago mob because that it are dedicated to our annihilation at any cost. meanwhile, the establishment has
prized restraint and civility in the wake of this war, and now we barely recognize our country. local high schools are being renamed, statues being torn down do, we are being steam are -- steam old, as a result are truth, capitalism, the rule of law, the entire civilization is imperiled. we must proclaim the truth loudly and wage war in its name. we must fight for america's freedoms colosseum. freedom lives or freedom perishes right here. the future pages of history books willing reflect the weeks determine to take another this junk -- juncture. did we decide that decline was choice and not a condition, and
did we decide to make a difference choice? did we invest in the future by evangelizing patriotism month the young and immigrant communities? the answers to those questions will determine the faith of america. let's make sure that every american child knows they are not limited by their first language or last name. or by their color or gender or sexual orientation. let's make sure that every american child can dream. let's make sure that every american child understands the foundations of our country. let's make sure that every american child has a heart beating for america. let's make sure that today's child is willing to pass on americanism to tomorrow's child. let's hope every american child
feels a patriotic flush resentment when they hear they're nation defamed. let's fight like spartans and win like spartans and secure this as an american century so that it is a free century. that's what we work at flag every single day. we are all in for america. thank you, god bless you, and god bless texas, and god bless the united states of america. [applause] thank you. thank you. >> c-span, where history unfolds daily.
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will share reporting from inside the trump administration, facebook cofounder chris hughes were argue for guaranteed income for the work class. coresy will offer thoughts on effortses to undermine president trump and this weekend, south carolina republicans senator tim scott and trey gowdy talk about their friendship and time in congress. >> one person wants to create a race war by walking into a church, sitting through a bible study for an hour, being welcomed into an environment that you were the only one that stands out, dylann roof, and in your only objective for being there is start a race war in the home of the beginning of the civil war. to give that call on that
wednesday night, from a sheriff's deputy, there's been a shooting, my uncle attended emanuel ame church before he peats away. pinckney, the state senator, democrat, was also the first person to call me senator. he was a good friend on mine. accomplish the eight other lives that were tragically stolen. to then turn trey gowdy, obviously very different than i am, from upbringing, from philosophical perspective, faith perspective, and in the middle of a racially hinged atrocity, to have him be the first person i wanted to call for support,
and for someone to an core said, this earlier with you. he's an anchor. just said so much about our state, so much about our friendship and so much about what was not going to happen in charleston or south carolina. >> "after words" airs on book tv every saturday and sunday. all previous programs are available to watch on our web site at booktv.org. >> and mr. green from blumberg business week is on the set to take your calls. one of the last things you said today on the panel you were on, as a business reporter, you know for a fact that other business people are going to be rung for president. >> yes. >> are considered it. >> yes. >> mark cuke