Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN February 28, 2015 5:44am-6:00am EST
thank you very much. it's such an honor to be here at cpac. we have done this before. the response has been so great. i love you people. you are really my kind of people. you are conserve tich. you work. you love the country. it's very. so a lot of people -- you're fired. >> you are fired. a lot think i am doing this for fund, it's good for my brand and i am here and i am doing that and i am a big successful guy. i am not doing this for fun. i am doing it because we have to take our country back. our country is in serious, serious problem. we have a president who is either incompetent, which i think he could be. or he's got hisina gentry a, which i know he does. i mean he
does definitely have the agenda. washington is totally broken and it's not going to get fixed unless we put the right person in that top position. it's just not going to happen. now, the problem i have -- i am not a politician thank goodness. politicians are all talk, no action. we have dealt with them all my life. the king of zoning. i deal with politicians. that's what i do. i deal with foreign leaders. i deal with people. in this country, our politicians all talk, no action. i am a conservative. i am a republican. i look at what's going on with the republicans. i am almost more disappointed with the republicans because -- [applause.] you can go right now. i mean right now, they are sitting over there, going to make a decision on whether or not to fund and i
guarantee the answer is we are going to fund. we are going to if you wanted. we are going to keep doing it. our president broke the law when he did what he did. and you are going to have to take a tremendously strong action or you are going to have people just flowing into this country worse than it's ever been. they are coming in now by the thousands and it's going to only get worse. so, the republicans have to toughen up. they have to toughen up on the irs. they have to toughen up on benghazi. they have to toughen up on everything and most importantly other than immigration, they have to toughen up on obamacare, which is a total lie and which is a total and complete disaster. and when it kicks in -- because it really kicks in, in 2016. when it kicks in, you are going to see some catastrophic
results. people are getting out of business. companies are closing. all because of obama kay. so they have to do something about that and they have to do it now. now, when was the last time you heard something good about our country? well, we won. we beat china. we beat mexico. we beat somebody? we never win. you don't hear good news about this country. we are in a position where we just never win. that's because of our leadership. you need somebody who wrote "the art of the deal," one of the great business books of all time. a little bit example. somebody said i can't believe you got the old post office right down the road meaning on pennsylvania avenue. i wish it were right down the road. i have a building, the old post office. everybody wanted it. gsa gave it out. we are doing an amazing job with
it. it's under construction now for six months. the gsa gave it out. obama gave it up. trump got it. now, is that good negotiating? it was in the history of the gsa one of the most sought-after properties everybody. trump got it. people said to me how the hell did you get it when obama is in charge of the gsa? but that's the way it goes, folks. maybe that's what we need some of. so, it's really, really important that we have people at that top position that know because the country has such tremendous potential. unbelievable potential. and we just are not using it. now, on itunes, nobody, if i decide to run and win, nobody will be tur than donald trust. nobody. (applause.) i would hit them so
hard that they wouldn't know what happened. i would find a general. remember the old days of general macarthur and general patton and these gate generals, we must have something in there. but i laugh as i say through tears, look. they are announcing when they are going to attack the other side. how often do you see that? two weeks from now, we are sending soldiers over here general macarthur is spinning in his grave when he sees what we do. you got to hit them hard and firm and you can't play games. you've got to go hard and fast and firm. there is somebody there that's going to do the job. now, we have a thinking, we sell, we make a deal. bo bergdahl, we traded for five
terrorists who are trying to kill us. this is the kind of thinking. you don't hear anything about it. it's like the one-week schedule. they forget. the bo bergdahl deal is emblem attic of what's going on in this country. all our deals are like that. we can't let it continue to happen. now, iran, they cannot have a nuclear weapon and we must protect israel. we must protect israel [applause.] as far as our borders are concerned, we need strong borders. we need a wall. if i run, i will tell you, the king of building buildings, the king of building walls, nobody can build them like trump. >>, i can promise you. i can promise you that. executive order, we have got to knock it out. we've got to knock it out fast.
common core is bad. bad. second amendment is good. now, really good. now they want to take away your bullets folks. i don't know if you have seen it. they can't get the guns. now they want to go after the bullets, but the common core, look. i came down very hard on mitt romney because he let us down. he really let us down. >> should have been an election that was won. >> was an easy election to win. i actually think probably ease year the next one coming up. there was no excuse for not winning that. i came down very strong. likewise, jeb bush, he is in favor -- >> -- he is in favor of common core. it's weak on immigration. now, think of it for a second. in faufrn of common core. he's weak on immigration.
remember with the statement they come over for love? that was his stanchion on immigration. i don't see them winning. i don't see there is any way. you people are going to have to make your own choice who knows? we have to rebuild our infrastructure. i go throughout the world. i am all over the oral. and i see china and i see accudacc see abu dhabi. you see bridges and tunnels and airports and roadways that are so magnificent, paved in gold and you come home and land and laguardia or lax in los angeles or kennedy airport in new york, and they are like third-oral places. our roads are crumbling. everything is crumbling, and we are rebuilding china. it's got to stop. we have the cards. remember that. we have the cards. social security -- i am the only
republican that's going to say this, and i don't know if people are going to love it or not. but we've got to make this country rich again. we can do it with seminared leadership. when we make it rich >> we can save social security, medicare and medicaid and not cut it like almost every republican wants to do. let's cut social security, cut medicare. now, you go after fraud and abuse, but you don't cut it. we make the country rich again. we take back the jobs from china and other nations, and you are not going to have to cut social security, medicare, et cetera. and nobody else is going to tell you that. wir 18 trillion in debt, very soon going to be a lot more than that. and we are going to reach 24 trillion dollars. when we do that, that's a sacred number because that's a number from which there is almost no recovery. so we better get going, and we better get going fast. i just want to leave this with you. to be a winner, you have to
think like a winner. our country hazing' been thinking like a winner. we are on the defense. we are being labeled at all over oral for our stupidity. we are giving things away. isis, you know where they have their military, they take it for we leave it for iraq. isis comes in and takes it. i see trucks and beautiful tanks. american tanks. we have to use our head. we need brilliant leadership. we can make america great again. there is tremendous potential in this country, and my whole concept: make america great again. we can do it. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you very much. [applause.] >> now, we have sean hannity. where is sean? come on, sean. get out here, sean. >> here i am. >> give it up for mr. donald trump. ya'll doing okay?
>> thank you. >> they have chairs. or will we stand? >> let's stand. >> okay. first question. by the way, it's great to see you? >> nice to see you. >> don't read into this. do not take that as an indication that i am committed. >> buy them at macy's. that's right. >> i am going to get fired. the first question, many of my friends ask, okay. you kind of flirted with running before? >> yeah, i did. i thought romney could do it, and he let us down. i love building. i am building all over the oral. i love it. more than anything else, i love it. but i love this country. my children now have grown. yvonka, eric, they are ensconced in the country. i can let them run things but when you are building it's hard for a person like me to run because i have a lot of things happening. a politician, they run.
what do they do? run, run, lose, they run. with me, i give up a lot when i do this. i already told the apprentice people, nbc wanted to renew. i said, i am doing something else. it's very important to me. i am doing something very important. so i am looking at it very seriously. i don't want what happened to mitt romney to happen again because that was a tremendous blow for this country. >> okay. if i had to ask you on a scale of 1 to 100, where are you on the scale in terms of where you think you are in deciding to run? >> 1 to 100, i would say 75 and 80. i am really inclined. i want to do it so badly. it's my theme, make america great. we could do that if we have people who know what they are doing, people who are competent. >> let's talk about -- i just had an opportunity to speak to this great crowd and i talk about at a time economic problems we have. you are known for being a businessman? >> yeah. >> 50 million americans in
poverty, close it. 50 million americans on food stamps. 92 million americans not working. we don't count them. they are not working. >> as i said, we don't count them. they say 5.3 and 5.6%. i think it's over 20%. during the speech. >>, i said 25 how would donald trump get these people back to work? >> you have to take jobs back if china. you have to take the jobs back from mexico. in iowa, companies are leaving for mexico. tough to take it. they give an incentive to leave our country and go to places like mexico. mexico is the next china. mexico, folks, is not our friend. i hate to tell you this and i am not just talking about the border. mexico is ripping off the united states big, big league t johns to china, mexico, brazil, everywhere but here we have lost manufacture can and lost our manufacturing base.
sean, you hear about, as tan example, annel. su sure. it's based here they do all of their work. they make their product in china. it's a wonderful place. wonderful. i have tremendous experience with china. i have made a lot of money with china. i had pretty hard times with china and i was the one who came out on top. believe me, this country can come out on top. >> okay. let me ask. i think everybody has got to have a vision. if i were to ask you if you become president, your top 5 agenda items, what are they? >> okay. let's start with isis. you have to hit them and hit them hard. you have to get rid of that whole situation and, you know, if you were going to ask me that question two years ago, probably it wouldn't have been the first thing on the agenda but it's become so severe, so bad and i always said, take the oil. they have the oil. isis first. obamacare, i would repeal it and i would get something that would be so much better than
obamacare, so important. you look at every aspect of government. you look at regulation, the epa. you can't move. you can't do anything. everything you want to do is stopped. you have to do that. i would build a tremendously strong military. our military has been -- has been let go and has been let go badly. you know, being in the real estate business, all the time, i get these list cans for army bases for sale. i said aren't we can go to have any army basis all the time? so many basis are for sale. i say what are we going to do about it? the vets. i would straighten out that whole mess. these vets are great people, amazing people. i would straighten out that mess like you wouldn't believe and i would be in there fasts and i would be working iran. i would help israel big league. there wouldn't be speeches made behind my back. i would help israel out big league.
iran has bad intentions. when you look at this is negotiating 101. you look at a president who is negotiating and he drops the safrningsdz. i would have said, triple up the sanctions. so now they are not doing anything. they are not coming to a good conclusion and i hear the deal is terrible. so when netanyahu comes here, it will be interesting. we have a president who doesn't know what he is doing. >> let me go back to specifics. we see what the jordan cranes and e jimingsdz are doing. what would specifically you do to, a, stop iran's nuclear program and, b, to defeat isis