Washington This Week CSPAN September 6, 2015 5:33pm-6:00pm EDT
mr. trump: thank you very much, everybody. this is some turn out. my great honor. a chairman just left, as you probably know. he has been extremely fair. the rnc has been absolutely terrific over the last two months. that is what i have wanted. i have wanted fairness. i do not have to be treated any differently than anybody else. i just wanted fairness from the republican party. we are leading in every single pulpit a new poll came out today where we are over 30%. we have actually hit numbers as high as 35% and 40%. frankly, i felt the absolute best way to win and to beat the democrats and very easily, i think it, beat the democrats no matter who it is hillary or anyone else, and i think hillary will have a hard time, frankly, with what is happening getting to the starting gate.
the best way is if i win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up. for that reason, i have signed the pledge. [applause] mr. trump: so i will be totally pledging my allegiance to the republican party and the conservative vegetables for which it stands and we will go out and fight hard and we will win. most important like, we will make our country great again, because that is what it is all about. [applause]
mr. trump: with that come are there any questions? [indiscernible] mr. trump: this is a self-funded campaign. we have our heart and soul in it. i do not need money and i do not want money. this will be a campaign like no other, i think. i am not controlled by lobbyists or anybody. i'm controlled by the people of the country in order to make our country great again. yes, sir. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: i really got nothing. the question was, what did i get for signing the pledge? absolutely nothing, other than the assurance that i will be treated fairly. i have seen that over the last few months. they really have been very fair.
no, i have no intention of changing my mind. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: the big thing that has changed, and it has been obvious to all, after i announced, we went up like a rocket ship. no one said i would run and they said he will not run. i did that. the papers, in terms of the company, turned out to be spectacular. it is a great company. i built a great company. all the others turned out to be very well received. the thing that changed is the fact that i went to the number one place very quickly after i signed and after i, in this building, notified everybody that i would be running for president. the biggest thing is that i went early to number one and the rnc has treated me with great respect. that was very important. yes.
no, i see no circumstances under which i would tear up that pledge. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: you don't have to be met when you're at 2%. [laughter] mr. trump: it is one of the things, that is the way life works. i like governor christie, by the way. the chairman asked if he could come up you saw him here in little while ago. i was greatly honored that he did come up, frankly. >> [indiscernible] mr. trump: well, i think when you get right do to it, we are a nation that speaks english. i think while we are in this nation, we should be speaking english bear that is how assimilation takes to whether people like it or not, that is
how we assimilate and how we go onto to the next phase in the next stage. i am not just talking about spanish. i'm talking about from various parts of the world. that is how they will become successful. integrate. i think it is more appropriate to be speaking english. yes. one of the things i want to do, and i feel strongly, it is a country based on borders and our counies based on laws. when people come into the country illegally, we should not allow that. thiss not from south america, this is not from mexico. it is all over the world. when people come a legally, we cannot allow that. i want people to come legally. i want very much to take care of our border because our southern
border is a total mess. that has been proven. interestingly, a couple months ago when i announce, i made strong statements about the crime and the problems happening. i have been proven right and many people in this audience have actually apologized to me, which i very much appreciate. they have not done it publicly but these are minor details in one day they will. the fact is we are a nation that wants and needs orders. we are a nation that wants and needs and is based on laws. we will make sure that takes place. with that being said, i want people to come into our country legally. i want to have a big, fat, beautiful open-door paradigm want people of great talent to come in, for silicon valley. i want engineers and physicists. i want people with great talent to come into the united states. when people graduate from college, you can be number one
from your classic harvard, or number one at yell, or the school of finance, or princeton, or stanford. immediately, if you're not a citizen of the united states, you get thrown out of the country. we want those people to stay. we want people of great talent to be in the united states, to work here, and ultimately to become citizens. i do not know enough about it to comment. what she jailed? i do not know much about it. go ahead. that is absolutely false. i win at golf, that, i can tell you. yes? well, i understand how the
system works may be better than anybody. i understand the political system and also very much a system of coming in for illegal immigrants. do not forget, if i did not bring up the subject of illegal immigration, you would not be asking the question or no e would even be talking about immigration. immigration and in particular it illegal immigration, has becom a big factor. a lot of bad things have happened with respect to crime since i brought it up. but if i did not bring it up, immigration would not even be a subject that we are talking about and it happens to be a very important subject. i have to say this. it can also be a very positive subject. because i believe so strongly in immigration. we have to stop illegal immigration and we have to look forward to great immigration done in a legal manner. if i did not bring it up, nobody would be talking about it. go ahead. >> [inaudible]
mr. trump: there is gridlock in congress right now and that is because there is no leadership at the top. you have to be able to lead you have to get people into your office, go to them, anyway you want to do it. but you have to be able to leave. there is no leadership at the top and signing executive orders is not the way our country was supposed to be run. go ahead. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: i do not want to talk about that here. it is inappropriate. yes, sir, go ahead. tom brady?
he is a very good friend of mine. he is a great eye, an honorable and honest guy and a truly great athlete. he is really a very good friend of mine and i just spoke to him a little while ago and he is so thrilled and happy. tom brady, i think what they have done is terrible. he has been exonerated as i understand it, because i just heard about it. i'm very happy for tom. they are having a rough year, let's face it. go ahead. in europe, they have tremendous problems. people going in and storming. it is a huge humanitarian problem. i will just say this. the united states has tremendous problems of their own. we have infrastructure that we have two fixed or bridges and roads and everything is falling apart. our nation is in such trouble. that is why being a builder and a great and successful builder, i think will greatly help. we have so many of our own problems, including the wall, which we will get built.
health care is a mess. look at obamacare. premiums have gone up 55%. people are saying, this is turning out to be a disaster. deductibles are through the roof. the deductibles on obama care is through the roof. we have a lot of problems and we have to take care of our vets here and we have to build up our military. just the other day, the general said the army is in the worst shape in its history in terms of repaired miss. for them to be in bad shape, with the way we are and the world hating us, you look at hillary clinton, and i have said, she is the worst secretary oftate in the history of this country. in all fairness, because of the agreement that is about to be finalized with iran, john kerry may very well take her place. i think that agreement is a disaster for the country, for
israel, for the middle east. it will lead to nuclear proliferation. everything about it and we do not even get our prisoners back. you say, who negotiates a thing like that? that will not happen with president trump. one or two more questions. yes. you will see later. they do not want to hear it. yes, go ahead. could you stand up, please? >> [inaudible] mr. trump: all i want them to do -- yes, and say hello to roseann and greg. great people. i would say simply, i just want to be treated like everybody else. i was a big contributor. no one knows the system, but i was on the other side and i was the elite and i was the
fair-haired person. once iran, i was a little bit of an outsider. i became an outsider because i was running and i was not supposed to run p or dime a businessman and people give me great credit as being a great businessman but i'm not supposed to be running for office. the fact is our countries being killed on trade by china, by japan, by mexico. i am not knocking those countries. their leaders are much much smarter than our leaders. they are absolutely killing us. china, taking our jobs, taking our money, taking our base. think of this. we oh china $1.4 trillion. and we are paying them interest. we all japan, with all the cars coming in, the same amount. $1.4 trillion. it is like a magic act. they send the cars in, take our jobs, they do everything and we oh them money. that will not happen with me. it has been a long time.
go. well, jeb bush is a very nice man. i will be honest i think he is a nice person. i think he is a very low energy person and i do not think that is what the country needs to i hear he will spend a lot of money on negative advertisements on me. honestly, look, he's getting the money from special interests. he is getting the money from lobbyists and his donors. and they are making him do it because he is crashing in the polls. i do not know what will happen. if you spent $20 million or $25 million on negative ads, i do not know. i know my life will continue. i just do not know. he probably has to do that, although it would not be the way i have done it. one of the things i am most honored about is that so far, everybody that has attacked me has gone down the tubes. you have lindsey graham attacking me p was at 3% and he
is now at zero. you have perry attacking me and now he is out of the race. he is at zero. rand paul attacked me. rand paul is down to less than 2% and he attacked me. jeb bush also went down, very big. i don't know. he's going to spend lobbyist money and special interest money. remember this. they have total control over jeb and hillary and everybody else who take that money. nobody knows the system better than me. they have total control. you understand it very well because you have been covering it for a long time. those people putting up those millions of dollars have total control over your candidate. i will tell you this. nobody is putting up millions of dollars for me. i'm putting up my own money. [applause]
mr. trump: in fact, i feel a little foolish. people are offering me millions and millions of dollars care when you are in first place, you can collect so much money. i keep turning them down. i feel like, am i a fool? i feel very foolish. when i was in iowa last week, i said, what do you think? a big lobbyists offered me $5 million for my campaign. i said to the crowd in iowa, a great crowd of 4000 people, i said, can i take it, and what you believe, i will not do anything, i promise you and's ready you, when i do anything. they all stood up and said, no, no, do not take it. i am the only self funder, i am putting up my own money. there have been five or six super pac's where people are forming super pac's for trump. i have nothing to do with them. you are not allowed to have anything to do at them. i do not know what they will do it hopefully, if they do something, it will be nice.
i do not know anything about them are in a nutshell, i am funding my own campaign and no one else's. when people advertise, and i hope the voters can see this, every negative advertisement they see about me is paid for by lobbyists and special interests. remember that. go ahead. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: our country could be doing much better. all bad trade agreements. an army that is not prepared. we have a military that needs help, especially in these times spirit we have nuclear weapons that, you look at 60 minutes, they do not even work, ok? the phones do not work. they are 40 years old. they have wires that are no good here nothing works. our country does not work.
everybody wins except us. we need victories in the country. we do not have victories anymore. our country will be great again, but right now, the country has major problems. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: yes, carly. i was in favor of her being in the debate. i think she should be. i do not like the fact that there are 11 people now as i understand it. they're not getting rid of rand paul or somebody. they shoulbecause it is too many people. when you have a 11, you will not hear me or other people talking, and i think that is too bad. i think 11 is a lot of people, but i was very happy she got into the debate. quite frankly, she deserves to be in the debate. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: i like maybe he is inclined not to get into the race.
i think it will depend on what happens with hillary clinton. a lot of people think she will not be able to make it legally from a criminal standpoint to the starting gate. i do not know that to be true. i think it depends on what happens with her. i think if she gets out, he will gein. if she stays in, he might not. who knows? >> [inaudible] mr. trump: he is not supposed to be here. he was here. he was up in my office. he got the pledge and we are very happy about that. i told him, i said, i do not think it is appropriate for you to be here. you guys will end up saying he is endorsing trump. that would be inappropriate for him. i would suggest, frankly, i am fine with him not being here. i do not want anyone to think he is endorsing. as far as jeb is concerned, i watched him this morning on
television and it is a little bit that. don't forget, he was supposed to win. and he just does not have the energy. what he does have is a lot of money, given to him by special interests, donors, and lobbyist. i just hope if he spends money on advertisements, which he might not. i would spend money on positive ads about himself. if he knocks me, a semi-people leave, and maybe they are at a point whe they will not leave because they are fed up with this country, but i think they will go to people other than jeb. go ahead. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: i don't know. right now, i am interested in jobs. one, on cnn, i should not say that, but they did a poll. number one on the economy,
number one on jobs producing. i mean number one by many times. i am so intent on putting people back to work in this country. we have 93 million people that are not in the workforce right now. 93 million. when they give up looking for a job, they take him off the stats. they take him off the statistics. we have 93 million people. we have 50 million people between poverty levels and welfare and our country can be great again to we have to put people back to work. one or two more. >> [inaudible]
mr. trump: ok. what i bring my children into the administration? they are very capable. the answer is probably not. the second part is no longer pertinent. back there, go ahead. kanye west, i will never say bad about him. you know why? he loves trump. he goes around saying, trump is my all-time hero. he says it to everybody. kanye west, i love him. maybe in a few years, i will have to run against him. he has been so nice to me. you people have seen because i have been a counterpunch or peer and i hit people when they hit me, only. and kanye west has been so great. i would never say bad about him because he says such nice things about me. >> [inaudible]
mr. trump: no, my supporters are really supporting me because i am very competent. they know i will not let china rip us off. i will not let japan rip us off. japan is devaluing the yen, very hard for caterpillar and other companies to compete against their big tractor maker. we will not let this happen anymore. you talk about a trade imbalance. they have, in japan, the biggest ships you have ever seen pouring cars into los angeles. pouring the men. i've never seen anything like it. we send them bees and they do not even want it. in this building, i have the largest bank in the world, brighter than these elevators. it is a bank from china, by far the biggest bank in the world.
i get along great with china and japan. mexico, i people of love the hispanics, i have thousands of hispanics right now working for me. over the years, i have employed tens of thousands of hispanics, many from mexico. i have unbelievably great relationships. and in the package that we gave you, you will see there is a poll. i'm number one with hispanics -- you saw that. look -- for our country to be great, we have to be able to make great deals. we will be great to the vats. our military will be unbelievable -- all those things -- we will get rid of obamacare and let with something much better and much less expensive. we will get rid of it, repeal it, it will be out. it should have never happened. but we are going to take care of our country and we are going to bring back jobs and we will bring back wealth to the united
states so we can afford to save social security, which i will save without cuts, so we can afford to do the kind of things we have to do to make america great again. ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much, and here is your pledge. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] mr. trump: it is a bubble waiting to explode and i have been saying that for a long time. what they are doing to china is a bubble waiting to explode -- and just rubberstamping. when it is a bubble, we can't be
brought down by the bubble. they have done things to cause it. we can be brought down. thank you, everybody. thank you, thank you. [applause] ladies and gentlemen, this is a very -- an amazing man. great as you know, a speaker of the house of indonesia. easier to see me. one of the most powerful men, and a great man, and his whole group is here to see me today, and we will do great things for the united states, is that correct? you are likely in indonesia >> >> yes, thank you. [applause]