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>> oh! mr. carson: yeah. i know this -- i know there is a lot -- [applause] thank you. thank you very much. thank you. there are a lot of people who love me, they just won't vote for me. that's ok.
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i will continue to be heavily in all in trying to save our nation. i will be involved in a lot of different things, including my eighth votes. which is an organization that is going to try to help the faith community to recognize how important their vote is. in 2012, 25 million evangelicals did not vote. the margin of difference was only 5 million. it gives you some idea of how important that is. we have to get these people registered and we have to get them to understand that they have to play a role. a lot of people in the faith community, they say god has it under control so i don't need to do anything. one of the ways that god controls it is through us.
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we have to do stuff. [applause] this brings me to the whole topic of our faith as a nation. we are in the process of allowing the secular progressives to drive faith out of our country. you look at one of their heroes, sol alinsky, who was also at hero of hillary clinton's and he was a community organizer like barack obama. and he wrote a famous book, as you know, called " rules for radicals." to give you some idea of who these people are, on the dedication page, it says this book is dedicated to lucifer,
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the original radical who gained his own kingdom. when we talk about throwing god out and then substituting something that is radically different, you can imagine what the effects of that are going to be on our nation. we're the only ones who can change that. i know that -- [applause] i know that president obama said we are not a judeo-christian nation but he does not get to decide, we get to decide what kind of nation we are. [applause] it is so important -- it is so important that the people with common sense, that
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includes, you know, conservative people, it includes even some democrats, there are some. [laughter] it includes the people who understand that right now this is a most important election because we are deciding, do we want to allow the government to get date our rights -- to dictate our rights. they take care of all of our necessities or do we want to have a nation where individuals have choice and where we take the responsibility for our needs in an atmosphere of a quality of opportunity? isn't that what it's about? not a quality of everything except for opportunity, we give opportunity to everybody in
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america. [applause] and the bottom line is, we the people, we are the ones who will be making the decisions but in order to do that, we must become active. we must become informed. we cannot continue to allow ourselves to be influenced and molded by the political class and by the media. that is going to destroy us. [applause] it's kind of sad. it's kind of sad because the press is the only business that is specifically protected by our constitution and the reason is because they were supposed to be the allies of the people.
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they were not supposed to take sides and do what they have done. [applause] i use this as an opportunity to appeal to the press, and particularly to the younger members of the press, not to allow yourselves to be captured by those who are attempting to impose an agenda upon america. remember, that you, too, are a part of us. if the whole country goes over the cliff, you are going over with it. so join us in being fair to everybody and open, once again, in america. [applause]
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i just want to close by saying, right now it is so important that everyone of us use all the talent that we have, everything that we have. this is not about any individual person. this is about us collectively as a nation. and i guarantee you that candy and i and our whole family loved this nation and could i sit down right now and enjoy the rest of my life in complete luxury? absolutely, but i cannot do that knowing the next generation is in trouble and we will do everything we can to preserve the greatness of america. [applause]
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[cheers and applause] >> thank you. and now, please welcome fox news contributor mercedes schlop for the q&a. [applause] >> hello, everyone, dr. carson, wonderful to be here. i get a text from my 12-year-old daughter who says, mom, carson just dropped out of the race, you need to change some of the question so we will get rid of these. but i've got a backup. it's really an honor to be here with you, sir. we will start with, i heard in your campaign that they would say god opens a door and sometimes, you choose to go through it and follow through and now, god seems to have opened a different door for you. >> yes, there was no question that he had to open a door because being a person with no political ties whatsoever, no
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pac, nothing, the pundits were probably right. they said there is no way you can run a national campaign for president. it cannot happen and it's never happened and it's not going to happen now. i said lord, you heard what they said. if you want me to do this, you have to open a door. if you open a door, i will walk through it and he opened a door so i walked through it or it it was as simple as that. [applause] god has a much greater perspective than we do and a much different timeline and we do. he knows exactly what he is doing so all we do is follow his will. we continued to be truthful and do everything that is right and he will take care of the rest. [applause] >> dr. carson, you have spent so
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much energy and time on the campaign trail. how do you see the moment where you and candy and the kids decided we need to suspend this campaign? >> you know, i have always kind of thought that people at some point would just say, enough of this foolishness, we will look at these policies and we will see what works. we have not gotten there quite yet. but we are gradually moving in that direction. i did the math. i looked at the delegate count. i look at the states and the look of the requirements and i realized that it simply was not going to happen. if that's the case, than i did not want to interfere with the process. [applause] >> now last night, there was this event, i think it was called a debate.
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there were thousands of people in this room. were you watching netflix or the debate? >> you would have thought it was netflix. [laughter] [applause] it is kind of funny but it's very said that we have reached that point. the last debate when i went out into the room, the most common question i got in the press was aren't you embarrassed? part of that i blame the media for because they are trying to stir up a fight. [applause] they are not really interested in the answers, they are not interested in the solutions, they are interested in ratings. also, i continue to ask my friends who are running for president and i have talked with all of them this week.
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i asked them to rise above the level of the press and say we are going to talk about the real solutions here. [applause] and they can question each other because it is important to know where people stand on these issues. you cannot just answer a question by saying, yeah, it will be ok. you have to actually answer the question. i think both the moderators and the other candidates should insist on answers from everybody because we, the people, deserve to know who we are choosing for president. [applause] >> ok, trick question here -- broker convention, good thing or bad thing? >> i would prefer in general not to have one but there is a reason that the process is in
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place. the only thing i would really have a problem with is if somebody starts changing the rules. leave the rules as they are and play by the rules and i think we will be ok. [applause] >> you have hundreds of thousands of supporters, where do you tell your supporters to go? you talk about the criteria of the next presidential candidate, where do they go? >> we have millions of supporters. [cheers and applause] and it has been rather astonishing hearing from them and seeing how enthusiastic they are. they are still saying, whatever you do, we will support you but i have heard a lot of troubling
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things like people saying, if you're not going to be him at ticket, i'm not going to vote. that's not a good thing. because what we have to recognize is that when you do not vote, you are voting but you are voting for the other side. [applause] we cannot afford that. if we get in there, someone like hillary clinton, uh, who loves sol alinsky and loves margaret sanger, she will get 2-4 supreme court picks. that is going to, i think, ruin the future for our children, our grandchildren and our progeny. i think that is just as bad as taking a knife and stabbing them with it. think about that. so let's not do that. let's make sure that we act responsibly, exercise our civic duty and please, no matter how
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you feel, recognize that if we choose another secular [indiscernible] -- another secular progressive, we have done our children in and we cannot afford to do that. [applause] >> dr. carson, what issue do you think the presidential candidates are not addressing on the republican side? >> i think the thing they are not addressing is the fiscal gap. have you noticed that no one talked about the fiscal gap? no washington politician will talk about the fiscal gap that i am not a politician's why can talk about it. it is the unfunded liability, medicare, medicaid, social security, all the governmental programs going forward versus
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the money we have coming back in through taxes and other revenue sources. other revenue sources should be a huge amount of money because this country owns over $150 trillion in assets. you give $150 trillion in assets to a well-run business, we would not have a national debt. we can wait that out easily just from the returns on that each year. i obviously became very familiar with the corporate world, spending 18 years on the board of kellogg and 60 some of board of costco -- and 16 years on the board of cosco and seeing how to run something efficiently. if our government was a business, it would be out of
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business in a week. that is how bad it is. at any rate, the amount of money we have coming back and the amount we oh should be about equal if we were fiscally responsible. if we are not, a gap forms and bring them forward to today's dollars and that's called a fiscal gap and it said that over $200 trillion. if somebody miraculously came along and said, united states of america, for your birthday, i am paying off your national that and wrote us a check for $19 trillion, many people would be dancing in the streets. we would not even be close to being out of trouble. that is what no one will tell you. we need to know that kind of information so that when people come along and say free college for everybody, we know how to react to that. that is just going to drive us off the fiscal cliff much faster than we were going off before. >> one word that describes ben carson -- >> um - >> make it to words.
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>> that makes it easy. [laughter] >> i would say -- >> they are answering for you. >> i would say the children because that's what this is all about, it's about the children. [applause] it's about their future. my whole career was about giving children a second chance. and it has been so wonderful on the campaign trail because i'm in front of 15,000 people i get to see them all over the place and it's just wonderful. i remember i was in kentucky last year and there was a young man there and his family and they came up and said, do you remember me? i said you look familiar. i say that to everybody. [laughter] they said you operated on him when he was one year old. and you did a hemispheric to me where we check out cap the brain to stop intractable seizures and they said he just graduated from
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college, number one in his class. [applause] >> wow. >> and then [applause] >> then there was a beautiful statuesque young woman who came up to my wife and she said, are you the wife of dr. ben carson?
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she said yes, she said he operate on me when i was still in my mother's womb. and now she has grown up a beautiful young lady whose self-supporting. anybody who tells me that something inside of the uterus is just a useless bunch of cells has no idea what they are talking about. [applause] [cheers and applause] >> my last question, you have brought such civility and the tone of civility to this race. what advice you give to these other candidates who are left? >> i would tell them that they must understand that we, the republicans, are not each other's enemies.
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and we cannot afford [applause] we cannot afford to give the democrats all of this ammunition. i wish that people will remember what happened last time and how the republicans were destroying each other. president obama did not have a good record to run on and that's putting it mildly. but they were able to use so much of the material that we used against each other that he was able to win. that is going to happen again this time. we have already supplied them with an enormous amount of material. could we just stop? the way to ferret this thing out is not by calling each other names but really, by challenging each other's positions and having them explain why they believe what they do. that will sort out all of the things that need to be sorted
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out without us injuring the brand. the republican brand is really, i think, grossly mischaracterized and we add to some of that ourselves and we got to be much smarter. it's one of the rings i will continue to work with the party on, particularly to bring in a wider variety of people and to make our positions well known. after they listen to our good positions, they listen and they will save america. [applause] >> ben carson, you are a man of great faith who loves our country, who loves your family, and we cannot thank you enough for being here with the cpac family and god bless you and we will be behind you all the way. >> thank you. thank you very much.
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[applause] ♪ >> wrote the white house coverage continues at 2:30 p.m. eastern, when donald trump speaks at a campaign rally in orlando florida. we will have that for you live on c-span. now a discussion on the democrats in the 2016 presidential campaign, from today's washington journal, it is 30 minutes. washington journal continues.
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the panelists eleanor clift: joins us. between bernie sanders and hillary clinton. another day in march, another handful of primaries. what is your expectations today for the primaries taking place on the democratic side? three today, and then maine is tomorrow. eleanor: i imagine the same pattern is going to continue on the democratic side that we have dean with hillary clinton winning the majority of the votes and the majority of the delegates, but bernie sanders is still viable enough he could feel in a position to win a couple of states, it and democrats award delegates on a professional -- for personal basis, he could come away with that.
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. how long does he stay in the race, what does he want. a 7-4 decision on super tuesday. questions pop up, what does bernie sanders need to do to change this? does he need to do it in a handful of primaries today, or does it happen tomorrow with the cnn debate? eleanor: i guess he needs to shake things up to some extent, and that would mean probably going on the attack more against hillary clinton. end, people kind of know how it is going to come out on the democratic side. she seems to likely be the nominee. republican tot up win the white house, so as some point they are going to join arms well before the convention. hillary clinton very much needs a bernie sanders, and i think she so far has resisted resid --
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returning to much fire in kind because she really needs his full throated support, and she certainly needs the energy and the backing of the people he is attracting, because then it becomes all about can you turn out what is essentially the obama coalition from 2008 and 2012. young people are a big part of that. hillary clinton has shown out she can show out african-americans, hispanics, and older women in particular. young people, bernie sanders has a lock on them so far. she needs them. i am anticipating the moment when they really are a team. john: we are moving to the acceptance stage, as you seem to indicate. what did bernie sanders do wrong ? should he have gone after hillary clinton more on the e-mail issue rather than taking that off the table very early on in one of his debates? eleanor: i don't think he has
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done everything wrong. the fact that he has accomplished what he has is incredible. here is a 74-year-old legislator who has been in washington almost any four years. -- 34 years. rather inconsequential member of congress. he suddenly bursts on the scene, finds out where the the zeitgeist is, it brings all the people to the ballot. i don't know that he was ever destined or would have been destined to go the distance as a socialist,mocratic but the fact that he has drawn attention to the issues that he cares about and a country cares about, he has affected the conversation on the democratic side. going against clinton more know thatly, i don't
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that would pay off for him over the long run. i think he really has gotten her into fighting shape. everything he brings up as a republican candidate would bring up in a much harsher way. one of the positions is certainly going after her on speaking fees, and i am talking about donald trump as the republican nominee. i don't think he will go after her on receiving money from goldman sachs. those are his people and he deals in such huge sums of money that issue kind of goes away. on the e-mails, i gather the investigation will be coming to a close in early may. a resolutiony get on that, how serious it is or how serious is isn't. john: she is the daily correspondent for the washington beast. she is here for 40 minutes or so, if you want to call in.
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what you think the debate centers on? eleanor: i think more of the same. i welcome them on both sides, they do tend to get repetitive. the candidates are sort of determined to get their talking points across. i look at the flint, michigan issue as a turning point in the clinton campaign. it was her closing statement in the new hampshire debate where she used the time to draw attention to flint. first she sent one of her top aides there, then she traveled there herself. that flint, the community there, the problems they are facing is really a of similarr problems
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communities across the country. and hillary clinton just introduced her jobs there. she has got more specifics then bernie sanders. when you watch these debates, you do kind of get the message that sanders is so passionate about his issue and rightfully so, but he is not all that comfortable when you move away into other areas. i think, we haven't had much talk about foreign policy, which is again hillary clinton's strong point, but the fact that this debate is an flint, michigan, the problems of the community definitely are going to be center stage. john: the water crisis wasn't addressed in the republican debate on thursday in detroit. until 90 addressed minutes into the debates. here is the exchange, the question and answer on that. [video clip] >> if you talk to people in this
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state, they are concerned about flints. why haven't gop candidates talk more about this? marco rubio: i have talked about it, and others have areas what happened in flint was a terrible thing. it was a systemic breakdown at every level of government. partially at the federal level as well. the politicizing of it is unfair, because i don't think the one woke up one morning and said, let's figure out how to poison the water system to hurt someone. accountability is a important. i will give the governor quinn it. he has taken -- the governor credits. he has taken responsibility and he has made a change. democrats have tried to turn this into a partisan issue, somehow republicans woke up in the morning, it is a good idea to poison some kid with lead. it is absurd. all of us are outraged, and we should work together to solve this. there is a proper role for the government to play at the
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federal level in helping local communities to respond to a disaster at this time. two answers of them like this never happens again. john: has it become a partisan issue? eleanor: it has become a partisan issue because the governor there is republican, and the governor decided, and it was a desert is -- a decision made by the republican governor that money that led to the poisoning of water in flint. i think of that ruby is response, republicans are concerned with protecting rick snyder and his role in this, deflecting it to the washington and epa. there was one figure at the epa who was fired or let go, so i think responsibility has been acknowledged. to talk aboutng local control and returning power to the state, and states are all-powerful here, i think
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you have to acknowledge the state government really failed the citizens of flint. people have said, if this were a suburban white community, with this ever have been allowed to go on to the extent that it did? i think we all know the answer is no. john: we have a call in fairfax virginia. caller: good morning. i really enjoy you on mclaughlin group, and i would like you to talk about failure of many republican governors across the land -- i believe if the people understood how badly does governors have put their citizens, they would not be so enthusiastic about the republican party. because they are really mean and uncaring. i also believe that the people should tune in to the thom hartmann show. he gets really after issues that
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you don't get on mainstream media. rt is not a communist station, it is a great new station. tom hartman and many find correspondence provide real views about the real world with loads and loads -- without loads and loads of commercials. eleanor: the color makes a number of good points. caller makes a number of good points. i met him. harrow on have no -- nbc made good points about flint. in terms of governors, there were a number of governors running in this cycle, and they are all out. jeb bush, well no, john kasich remains. governor christie, his credit rating has been downgraded, and
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his approval rating is really low. the governors, with the exception of kasich, did not do well in the presidential field. voters a cut on to the fact that governors aren't doing that great a job. one of the early dropouts, now former governor, i don't think you can claim citizens of louisiana are better off after his tenure. the current governor of kansas, brownback, has acquitted to play many of the conservative ideas in the school system is suffering, the state budget is it doing well. -- isn't doing well. i don't think you can point to any of the current crop of republican governors necessarily as models of excellence. i think susana martinez in new mexico might be an exception to that. overall, governors have not fared well. john: in california, sam is
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waiting. caller: good morning. c-span, andwer of elinor, i watch you on the mclaughlin group. i enjoy the viewing. my question to you is, given the primarystate of the process, is there an argument perhaps were moving away from the by party system to more of a multiparty system? thank you. eleanor: if it is, it is only the first step in what would be a very long process. i think you have to look at what is happening on the republican side. you wonder, is the party going to break up into more than one entity? are they going to figure out what they stand for. ? i think we are looking for a process their. the moderators at the
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beginning of the primary season, asking everyone to kind of take a pledge if they would support the nominee, and donald trump took the pledge, and he took the pledge again the other evening, and that you have other republican talking about splitting off if donald trump gets the nomination. they want to start another party. you have some sort of minor parties already have a line on the ballot, the constitution party, the libertarian party, their decision and libertarian circles talking about if trump begin the nominee or those lines. so two-party system is hidebound in this country, it is very difficult to break off. we have a couple of independent candidacies, moscow was considered successful, he did get double-digit percentages, but he never won a state.
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michael bloomberg, former mayor of new york is looking at jumping into the race. he looked into it before, and he has always been dissuaded because he doesn't think he could actually win any race or impact the outcome, except perhaps in a negative way. very hard in this country to break out of the two-party system. john: let's go to cottonwood, idaho. good morning. caller: good morning. eleanorjust like to ask if she doesn't think there should be a whole lot more transparency in our government as elected officials and for instance, who is actually intervening money to the political campaigns on both sides? who is into getting money to hillary clinton, what companies, the banks?
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and don't you think if donald show his tax returns, hillary clinton should show hers? ,f this thing from the times new york times that trump should show, shouldn't hillary clinton show heard transcripts from her talk to the banks? every candidate should have all ,f their tax returns revealed who is intervening money to their campaigns. i think there is a lack of transparency across the board. eleanor: well, it is standard procedure for candidates to release their tax returns. i don't know what to what extent the clintons have. i'm sure she will when she gets the nomination. that if donald trump does get the nomination, he would as well. ,ou might remember from 2012
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there was a lot of conflict over mitt romney and whether he would release his tax returns areas he finally did and they showed he less of his taxes than the ordinary worker, which presumably was why he didn't want to put them out there. you are right, there are some things the public has a right to know. in terms of the campaign donations, i think we can fault the supreme court there and is there incidence -- the citizens united decision. they allowed people to give huge amounts of money without having to reveal their identity. i think the republican side has taken more advantage of this than the democratic side, but whoever does it, it is an outrage. courtd hope the supreme at some point would overturn that decision and get rid of that rather extrude inerrant loophole.
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-- extraordinary loophole. in the new york times, maybe this jock's people, but -- shocks people, but it was it officials, politicians, they sit down with boards all the time, around the country for off the record at sessions. the person speaking doesn't have to worry that every word he or she is altering will be a front page story. , andis standard procedure the new york times is not going to release that transcript. donald trump is correct in saying he's not going to violate those ground rules. maybe there's something he said there he was to protect. understood, and maybe he would be harder than taking the heat for that position and going ahead and releasing those transcripts. hillary clinton would be that are off releasing the transcripts with statements she made. they are what i would call boiler points.
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there may be small exchanges back and forth where she might say who executives in wall for yourrm, thank you service to our country. kind of the smalltalk people make when they want to ingratiate themselves before a group. i think she is figuring whatever she releases will only add it to her questions. she will rather take the heat. both donald trump and hillary clinton have held their ground on that particular issue. maybe they cancel each other out. john: if you had an off the conversation -- off the camera conversation with an elected official, and they said it was ok to release that later, whatever it notes you took, would you as a journalist? by the: if i was told person that the ground rules no longer mattered to him or her, then yes, that would be ok.
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off the record, it is something journalists take very seriously. i would never violate that kind of confidence. john: let's go to fort lauderdale, florida. line for democrats. .aller: hi, good morning i want to talk about the primary for the democrats right now. i'm in florida, i will be voting in a couple of days next week on the 15. people are talking about the ticket to the vice presidential pick. thatems so obvious to me if clinton wins the primaries and is the nominee, then sanders should be the vice president. it is just so obvious, i can't believe people are not talking about it. but i am seeing different names, although sanders is not coming up. so if he doesn't win the primary , as vice president, he would be so close to her, be able to speak to her about whose ideas
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about foreign affairs, which i think are important. . i think elizabeth warren is in as a second. and hillary clinton would be president. sanders would bring all of these young people that love him so much. andeep the democratic party him in charge. i think people should start talking about vice president of candidate text. -- presidential candidate tents. john: your thoughts. eleanor: you make a case for picking bernie sanders. when i look historically and i see two people making a battle at the end, very rarely does the winner take the runner up as their vice president. john: is there animosity?
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eleanor: there was clamor for barack obama to take hillary clinton in 2008. why didn't mitt romney take rick santorum? the exception is ronald reagan in 1980, who did pick the runner up, which was george h.w. bush. bush's took george h.w. campaign manager jim baker and put him in the white house. that was extraordinary matchup and it worked out well. you don't see that often. i don't see a 69-year-old presidential nominee, which is what hillary clinton would be, taking a 74-year-old as her vice president. eleanor: -- john: he would be 75 on inauguration day. eleanor: he also comes from vermont, so it wouldn't fit the bill of someone who could become an instant president, who is younger and healthier.
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joe biden is older than barack obama, so that violates that as well. you can find exceptions here. i can't imagine bernie sanders would really want to be vice president. the vice president of job is much more substitutions of -- substantive than people think, but it is a lot of filling in at funerals. he would be vernal -- valuable in the senate. he would not want to be her number two. john: staying in florida, one for republicans. let me first of all, remind you i am an american, and i have a choice whomever party i want to choose, but since i mentioned republican -- you know, i used to live in michigan, and it was a beautiful state. what saddens me is these folks ,aving to drink rotten water
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perceptionl for the that everybody in government has been very negligent, regardless of party. i am an american. i can't imagine in this country that we allow these officials who are placed in their position with our taxof us dollars that these poor folks in exposed to this filth that is going on and the corruption that is going on, and dissensionsvile that are going on. these are people alive, they breathe. children being born with lead in them. how shameful it is, the
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situation that you you wonder why we are so angry with our politicians, with our media, with our journalists -- they do not get it. guest: a lot of anger there, and rightfully so. if you even take away all the issues about the economic disparity with flint, the racial issues, just look at it as metal . they went into this to save money. they created health problems for a generation of children that the government will have to pay for in many ways. in the end, no money is saved. if you look again at flint, as a metaphor for cities around the country, our infrastructure is in terrible shape. here in washington, an iconic
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tens ofthat thousands of cars passover every day -- host: that leads to the gates of arlington cemetery. guest: they think they can patch it. it needs rebuilding, or else it will become a pedestrian footbridge. in the past, democrats and republicans have worked together in a bipartisan way to spend money on infrastructure. reagan called in democrats, and said, we are going to spend money on transportation, and they said, how much? this did not used to be an issue. host: when did it become an issue? guest: i think during the clinton years, money was spent on infrastructure. during george w. bush -- it became an issue under barack obama. there's kind of an irrational
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dislike of this president, where they don't want to give him any kind of a victory. also, it arrives with the tea party and that session with the deficit, and you can't spend money on anything. when interest rates are so low, we should be borrowing money and spending money on infrastructure. it would be a wise expenditure. host: let's go to pennsylvania. barry is waiting. ,aller: eleanor, i follow you you are a breath of fresh air, what an educated woman. on thelly hold your own show. i'm so proud of you, when i watch you. guest: thank you so much. caller: today, there is no middle class. we are all average americans. now, peopleed --
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have to hold 2-3 jobs, just to survive. they are getting their education on fox so-called news. they are trying to make ends meet, and that is why voter turnout is so low. bernie is speaking the cost will. this all has to do with the economy. that is why crime is up. my paycheck has been stagnant since the reagan recession. everything else has gone up. onu can only be so frugal -- the show, in the last saidrsation they had, they get an education. that is the problem. people get an education, go into debt. today?h profit is profit i think that is the biggest problem. i'm 63. i'm voting for bernie. if hillary -- if bernie doesn't
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get it, i will vote for hillary, reluctantly, but i will e-mail her every day, if i can. host: on your point, on the issue of turnout, you are right 2.6 million fewer people came out to vote in the 11 states shofar showing results from the primaries on tuesday. that number down on the democratic side of the aisle. on the republican side of the aisle, voter turnout is 81% higher than it was in the 2012 election. two different stories on turnout. guest: let's face it, the race on the republican side is like watching a car crackup constantly. it is more exciting from an entertainment when of view. on the democratic side, i think most people who pay attention probably figure hillary clinton is going to win, and they are
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not as super motivated. i think bernie sanders was disappointed, when the race moved to nevada, after he won that huge victory in new hampshire, i think he thought his revolution was building. people did not turn out for him in nevada. you don't have the excitement on .he democratic side i think when we get down to a democrat versus republican, the contrast of the two parties on virtually every issue is so aark that it is going to be motivating factor for both sides. host: about 10 minutes left with eleanor clift of the daily beast talking about the 2016 race. we will be joined in a few minutes from the editor in chief eitbart news.
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then it -- ben is on the line from alaska. caller: good morning. i want to say hello to this whole world. i have some enlightening to do to this lady that is misleading view. we have to go back to the popular vote. i have to give obama credit for getting a straight after the mess up the hillary clinton and her husband, and the bushes -- we don't ever want them in there again. banks, andlated the shipped 17 car manufacturers to
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mexico. other things. anyway, we have to get to the popular vote. i've changed from democrat to republican. i'm a registered republican. when ross perot and the republicans went down there and tried everything under the world -- they interrupted his wedding. the republicans in the clinton democrats, we have to get back to the popular vote. the stupid judge who died, he put all of his money into politics. i better shut up. host: we got your point. guest: i understand the allure of the popular vote, but the founding fathers did not leave us with the system of an electoral college. every four years, there is a lot of debate about whether it
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should be reformed, whether the in iowa andld start new hampshire, to states which are not really characteristic of the country. it is a rough justice that comes out of all of this. i'm not so sure one blanket vote -- blanket there could be a lot of room there for manipulation. host: rosslyn, might for independents, good morning. caller: i was just calling about to bernieluding sanders perhaps dropping out for s' sake.crat i'm a bernie sanders supporter. a lot of people are. one of your previous callers -- we are not voting for hillary
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clinton. if sanders does market the nomination, i know a lot of people are planning on writing independent.oting i hope they are joking about voting for trump if sanders , i thinket it, but hillary clinton will get a lot fewer votes than many people think she will. people like me don't trust her. her previous actions, and her whole history. we want bernie sanders. we're not going to settle for hillary clinton. host: how much does hillary clinton have to worry about that? guest: i think she is very concerned about winning over bernie sanders supporters. i would hope that the caller would listen to bernie sanders. bernie sanders, at some point, if he does not win the nomination, is not going to want
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his supporters to stay home and put a republican in the white house. if you really care about bernie sanders and his message, i think you might want to listen to what he would like you to do. i think this is still playing out. i'm not asking him to drop out, i don't think he should. he has a message that people want to hear, and hillary clinton certainly wants to incorporate. host: in terms of issues still playing out, how much does hillary clinton need to worry the justice department decision granting immunity to staffer who worked for clinton before setting up the server in her home in 2009. time, as i recall, at the the clintons were urging him to
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testify. he did have a lawyer. lawyers frugally don't want you liabilityny possible at the time that was happening, that's when the select committee on benghazi on the hill was that top pursue. if you talk to people in the clinton campaign, they are glad he is cooperating, and don't feel he has done anything wrong. i gather the investigation will be wrapped up in early may, and then it will be decided whether any civil complaint are going to be brought. l in rhodego to a island. good morning. eleanor, and for john also, did you read the article that tony blair wrote for bloomberg news? it is very important. guest: that he wrote about what? about the reason why
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in this so important country. is happening all over the world. people are fed up with the government, the governing class controlling everything, and voters have no say anymore. guest: you are correct. there are trump like figures in europe, in particular, who are on the rise. , andally, in europe elsewhere, these figures are connected with minor parties, fringe parties, not within striking distance of getting anything more than a few seats in the parliament. what is different in this country, because we have this two-party system is that donald trump is now within striking distance of getting the nomination of his party, which puts him at a much more
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affordable -- formidable position of taking over. liberal,if you are a or democrat, and you compare donald trump with the other candidates on the stage, with the possible exception of governor kasich, you find that issues areitions on actually more progressive than some of the more ideological rubio and tede cruz. i think that is part of his appeal. he is going in some democrats. host: just a minute or two left. a call from flint, michigan, john is waiting on line for democrats. caller: good morning to you. i have one thing to say to c-span and a couple of comments to your guest.
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hillary clinton, you know, all she is doing is downgrading bernie sanders and upgrading hillary clinton. getting tear gas, hillary beside hernding husband, bill clinton, when he signed into law nafta, clapping for it. when signing nafta, it took 75,000 jobs from the city of flint. it sent them overseas. now, you want us to put her in office. i will say some the about the water, then i will you go. clinton went to a black soapbox -- ped on a she did not go to nobody's house, see the water, she did
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not bring a bottle of water from the hillary and bill foundation. thank you. hillary clinton not signed sign nafta into law, that was her husband. she is taking a position that is virtually identical now to bernie sanders. grant that she does come out of some more free trade wing of the democratic party, but a lot of issues have changed. when you evaluate candidates, you're not evaluating someone who did everything right, you are evaluating someone in .ontrast to someone else hillary clinton and bernie sanders would say they have the same goals, they differ about how to get there. hillary clinton has made the point that she knows how government works, and can get stuff done, while bernie sanders
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is promoting ideas that cannot happen, unless you really did have a revolution coming to washington. so far, his revolution does not look like it will materialize. no one is going to be perfect on all these issues. i think you have to take every candidate in context. host: mary puts it this way, the only reason hillary clinton has a chance in this election, bernie sanders showed her what to run on, she has lifted his message. guest: i think hillary clinton started out with a lot of positions on issues, but did not have a compelling overarching message. i think she has learned from bernie sanders. i think that is good. host: eleanor clift is with the daily beast, and also has her own website. can follow >> this weekend, there are a
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number of caucuses and primaries being held around the country, today, kansas republicans and democrats are holding caucuses, as our main and kentucky republicans. nebraska democrats will be holding their caucuses today in louisiana voters are casting their ballots in that state primary. will be holding caucuses and republicans in puerto rico will be voting in a primary tomorrow. democrats purred coming up in 10 minutes, donald trump is scheduled to speak at a campaign rally in orlando. while we wait for it to get started, the american theervative union hosted annual conservative political action conference yesterday. he talked about the conservative message and the need for the
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republican party to stay united in order to win in november. ♪ ♪ o-rida]g "my house" by fl ♪ >> hello, conservatives. years.been a long seven obama's radical policies are hurting us. we feel defeated. our economy is stagnant, our military is underfunded and our
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veterans feel forgotten. our faith is not respected or protected. and what is the state of the american family? without strong families, we will perish. [applause] >> americans want to feel strong again, safe again, confident again and free again. [applause] worried thatare god's blessings are fading, our constitution is under attack. we fear radical islamic terror will invade us and bloated government addicted to controlling our lives will destroy us.
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congress is filled with many strong conservatives. let's face it -- congress power too use all its stop obama and he has changed the game on all of us. people are talking about angry and frustrated voters. who can blame us? we have a president who thinks ns need contraception coverage. he thinks iran should get nukes. he thinks that when we have terror on our soil that it is workplace violence. butchers at planned parenthood as just doing the lord's work. theses so much confusion days that even high school boys and girls don't even know what locker room to use anymore. and don't get me started on the supreme court. let me be clear, mr. president.
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you will not fill the scalia seat with an eric holder. [applause] >> president obama shattered the model of what it means to unite americans in a common purpose. he deserves a political phd in political math. with him, it's all about the division. how many of you listen to rush limbaugh? [applause] >> we listen to rush. we were listening and a caller
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nailed it. you know what he said about how we feel? we are tired of feeling unimportant. we feel like we carry the whole country on our backs. do any of you feel the same way? [applause] >> you know who understood this? ronald reagan understood the frustration of the american people when he spoke with that reassuring and inspirational voice. historyeagan who said must say the conservative movement in america held fast through the hard and difficult years. , these have been the heart and difficult years that reagan predicted -- hard and difficult years that reagan predicted.
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i can see light coming from the top of the hill. the american conservative union and our conservative movement is growing stronger, adding new voices. you know what we are prepared for? we are prepared for the obama exit. [applause] i will tell you one thing we are not prepared for. prepared for bill clinton with too much time on his hands hanging around the white house. they might have interns. i'm not prepared for that. [laughter] [applause] >> and i'm not prepared to see queen hillary on the throne where she likes to keep her servers. think about it. look at all the young people around us.
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they tell us that young people are not conservative. these are the grandchildren of the reagan revolution. [applause] tell me something, grandchildren of the reagan revolution. do you feel the bern? i bet you want jobs, you want to experience the earn. [applause] but it's not just about the college kids, it's about the young and young at heart. mercy and i are raising five beautiful girls. i don't know what their politics will be. early indicators are good. what mercy and i want more than anything, the most important thing, is for them to understand
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that america is exceptional. [applause] why are we exceptional? because here, the individual is recognized to have god-given and thatshrined in law the individual is protected by the law to take on the masters of government when they encroach and plot and bully and intimidate us. each generation is obligated to entrust this understanding of our exceptionalism to the next. specialinds me of a kansan battling cancer. she's worried about our country. her kids came to her recently and offered to send her on a vacation, a couple quiet days by the water. cpac.four-day pass to
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this grandmother and great-grandmother of 46 shows cpac. [applause] and what's more, stay is her birthday. -- today is her birthday. you are a conservative grassroots hero and you are exceptional. thank you for being here. [applause] [applause] we would have cheered just for the 46. we would have stopped there. one of the main reasons i love
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coming to see pack is because this is the place where we all come together and speak freely. you of you is here because care enough to come here. you invest your time and resources and we understand that. you come here to take a crash course on the state of your country. you know what i understand? you love your country. [applause] i would like to tell you about someone else who loved this country. he lived under castro's cuba. in a place where if you disagreed with the regime, they will take from you and imprison you or even worse, kill you. was one of thew many cubans who lost everything. you know what he did? he fought back, organized a
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small group of freedom fighters who planned an attack on fidel castro. in the end, they were betrayed by one of their own and all were either jailed or murdered. jose got out alive -- out alive. his cellmate was executed. you know how incredible it is to have a father-in-law who thought for freedom and try to rid the world of one of its most hated tyrants? in house sad and tragic it is to watch our president appease these very same dictators. [applause] inspired knowing america gave him a second chance at freedom [applause] he saw his children and
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, thechildren and me importance of protecting this great nation now and forever. jose, we salute you. [applause] >> mary, jose, all of us are worried that our movement, that all of us are hopelessly fractured. that our movement will never be the same. that our divisions will result in more losses from our conservative movement is damaged beyond repair. we are at a critical moment for
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conservatives. so many are rooting against us, hoping we fail. we've been here before. i think the path before us is pretty simple. we will have to decide, do we fracture or stand together as conservatives and prevail? i know we can. despite what the pundits are sing about us, do not fear this moment. embrace it. we will beallenges stronger when we get through it. we will only prevail if we fight together now. [applause] conservatives, let us work time.er to make this our our time is now.
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thank you very much. [applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ >> republican presidential candidate donald trump is scheduled to address a campaign rally in orlando, florida at this hour. we do plan to bring it to you live when it gets started as our road to the white house coverage continues here on c-span. while we wait for that event to get underway, more from yesterday at the seatback conference. conference. a discussion on millennials and conservatism.
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[applause] ♪ ♪ ♪ .> hello, cpac i'm the former white house press ,ecretary, mother of jasper america's dog. i was going to have him with me and have him stand behind me
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come awkwardly staring off into the distance for a while, but i thought that might be awkward for all of us, so i did not. peter mcmahon got to join me. i wanted to recognize him. [applause] cpacalso want to thank the president and his wife. i'm honored to be in front of you. they are friends of mine, we go way back. when we were in the white house, there were days when we were shaking our heads before that was an acronym on twitter. there are people who will call you when you need it most and remind you that prayer can keep your good humor. they met during the bush administration and have five daughters. the bush babies. i want to thank them.
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this has been a great event and they've done a terrific job with cpac throughout the year. then, there is fox news where i found a home after leaving the white house. the five is in its fifth year. it is as unpredictable and fun as you can imagine. we pride ourselves on being a very interactive show. talk with youke all day long. it is none script show. because they show could not be here with me, they have a little message for you. >> hello, everyone.
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this is the five. is a doctor who knows the cure is freedom but suffocates the patient with a pillow anyway. at thisdential politics stage is about two things, momentum and time. >> hillary clinton putting her own convenience ahead of the national security. >> i would call hillary clinton find out how to get out of legal trouble. >> they've got to understand social media is a front in this war. >> i'm a feminist. >> you are a feminine. >> young democrats are going to get mad when they realize how the game is fixed for hillary clinton. >> that is pretty strong.
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>> my feet do not touch the ground. go!n your marks, get set, >> we would love to have you join us and watch our show. election coverage is great and the other antics are really fun, too. >> so proud of your conservative collective voice. oop [beep]can of wh on liberals. >> cpac thanks your courage and fearlessness -- keep up the
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great work. >> i love you. you cleared up three days of an embarrassing rash. [applause] >> thanks to my friends, cohosts. it is a great way to spend an afternoon everyday. one of the reasons i wrote in his to talk to conservative kids all across the country. i ended up being the first republican woman to serve as the white house press secretary and i could not be more grateful for those opportunities. i want young people to know that your horizons are much broader than you might first consider. i never thought i was going to be sitting on marine one with
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the president of the nine states. today, we are going to talk about millennials and how conservative ideals and values can meet millennial goals. i remember what it's like. that first week on the job and you are excited about it and how humbling that can be. now was the acting press press secretary, i had a chance to fill in for tony snow. unfortunately, he is no longer with us. he was the press secretary and i was the deputy. i had to step up to the podium and i got a handling experience. -- humbling experience. i did not start an international incident, but i got to the podium and tony snow with 6'5". i was to takere over, i got a knock on my door
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and karl says, should we have them build you a new podium? no no, let me stand on an apple box and i will be fine. i did that for a week. a night, i really think we need to make you a new podium for monday. that's crazy. we are traveling next week and then tony will be back. news showedly, nbc me the camera shots from the back of the room. when you're at his podium standing on the apple box, the seal above your head does not say the white house. ho.ays the white for a week. i have hundreds of stories like that one from my white house days. ss who an incredible bo made my lifetime.
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i got to know president bush as well when i was the deputy press secretary. the deputy works holidays, weekends, late nights, early mornings. , always advise millennials take the deputy job if it is offered to you. that is where you learn how to be the boss one day. i remember growing up in rural , before myery day dad would get home from work, i had to read the rocky mountain news and the denver post before he got home from work and i had to pick out two articles to discuss with them before dinner. that was a great learning experience for me. chopperer being on the and the president asked me my opinion about something. and i knew ition
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was not popular with the rest of the senior staff. he was quiet for a minute and look out the window. after five minutes, he turned around to the rest of the guys and he said "she is exactly right. ." offer that as a way to get people engaged early on. there's so many ways to do that now. mewas a great experience for to get that confidence. living life with a gentle sense of humor has been a blessing for me, too. one thing i'll was found is if i can connect with somebody's humor, it helps. george w. bush is being interviewed by barbara walters in 2000 and she says if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? he said i'm not a tree, i'm a
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bush. [applause] humility, gratitude and character, those are the themes of my book, the themes of my life and they are the themes of conservatism. seven, ik on chapter have a chapter called "unafraid to be right." why am i a conservative? i don't know if liberals have to answer that. that.usually ask like how could you possibly be a republican or conservative? it comes quite easy to me. conservatism is compassionate. that's what drew me to president george w. bush. [applause] tradition, learn from history and adhere to a
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code of ethics. i have standards and i stick to them. conservatism is where i can fully express my support in the individual rather than the state or the government and where my beliefs and self-governance and responsibility has not been in conflict with the policies i support. conservative characters are everywhere in the media. it has given me clarity and freedom. my mind is free, my heart is lighter and that is a gift from god that we have an obligation to share with others around the country in the world. right., i love to be you can ask peter that. [laughter] >> we are going to bring out my panel. millennials, what are we going to do with you? i actually love you. the selection is very interesting to me. there's five distinct generations headed to the polls.
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for generations. all these groups see the world differently, understand the world differently and the way they communicate is very different. millennials are now one quarter at 83 millionion people. this is critical. how conservative values meet their goals is so important. let me introduce my esteemed panel. they will come out here and sit and i will grill them. from the heritage foundation. [applause] >> he joined heritage in 2007. is the creative -- benny johnson.
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and the editor of townhall magazine. a fox news contributor. she is also the author of the new york times bestseller "fast and furious, barack obama's bloodiest scandal." this is not chris christie. [laughter] we have limited time and a lot to cover. we have 22 minutes. one of the statistics that bothers me the most is that many believe in no longer the american dream. is?d you think that rob: the challenge with millennials is they do not have
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faith in the institution. religion,organized families are billing the process of getting married, having children. they do not trust the news media. who does? first and foremost, you have the government. this is a generation that has grown up hearing that they are not better off than their parents. ,hen you grow up hearing that you probably are not going to have the faith and positive spirit about the american dream that other generations have had, especially when you are paying into social security and you know they probably will not be there for you. that, how can the conservatives reach millennials and change that thinking or tell them that there is a different,
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better way and brighter future for them? many: thank you for having us. -- benny: i'm a huge fan of zoolander. that is the first runway i've ever walked. i feel like doing blue steel right now. >> do it! [laughter] [applause] >> that was my answer. >> storytelling. >> how do you reach millennials? how do you reach those fickle is cpac inthis the first thing that happened with two of these panelists, we took out our phones off stage and check them. we are part of this generation. 1980 all therom way up to the year 2000. how do you reach that person?
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it is incredibly hard for anyone to meet millennials. in this.net has helped you were a madison avenue executive and i came in this cat hasd said an underbite. into a $100 it million business entity and get rich. that's it. what would you do? age? i my >> i would say you are crazy get out of my office. cat.ld lose out on grumpy >> can we get a round of
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applause? she knew grumpy cat. who would've ever thought that -- what's on the chasing is what song did she song did shet sing? these are fascinating perspectives of how the world is upside down. millennials cannot be predictable. sometimes the quirkiest and most unrelated things really play with millennials. >> they appreciate that authenticity. , they aresame time living in a very dangerous world. >> this morning, it was announced that spanish officials in madrid found 20,000 police uniforms that were about to be
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sent over to be utilized by isis. there are national security concerns that these things that conservatives actually addressed -- >> i always call myself the grumpy millennial. i don't think i can make $100 million. i'm going to try. the millennial generation is great in terms of we are so innovative and individual. flipside is oftentimes come in feels like we are not focusing on serious issues. foreign policy and terrorism being one of them. the window generation is interesting in terms of foreign policy. that's the millennial generation . they say we are not in the cold embraceore, we want to
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other nations, we are not afraid of china or russia or cuba. they want more interaction with these countries. they are not afraid of state government, for example. they are concerned about terrorism. 9/11 has a lot to do with that. while millennials still see 9/11 as a historic event, the reaction is an interesting one. we see terrorism as a problem, something we need to handle and something they have overseas now. it's not something here anymore, necessarily. it is something that is dealt with in another place. they are very concerned about the way we do it. they don't want intervention.
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the nsa has been a huge issue for millennials and how they feel about their privacy rights. ofard snowden, a lot millennials support him, a lot of millennials don't. millennials seem to be less patriotic. millennials see the u.s. as being the best country in the world whereas generation -- 48% of them. the greatest generation, 64%. there is globalization going on in terms of how millennials feel about working with other countries that used to be our enemies. they are concerned about terrorism, but also concerned about pollution and how it impacts their own rights and privacy.
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>> i was going to ask them what do you think is the most defining moment in a millennial's life so far that has helped define their political views? i want to follow up with a question for rob about student loan debt. those two things are very interesting. did everybody see chris christie standing behind donald trump screaming internally, staring into the abyss? i think the sentiment that chris christie was trying to do, what he was try to tell us with his eyes is what every millennial thinks about when they see their first paycheck. on,b you worked really hard cutting grass or at dairy queen or wawa, you've worked your
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fingers to the bone and you look salary ish of your taken away. tremendoust is a staring into the abyss screaming internally moment for millennials. i'm very encouraged by it. if you are talking about ,omething we all have in common getting that giant chunk taken out, taken from you and it goes to social security? raise your hand if you think you're going to get social security and you are under 30. just one. it's bernie sanders!
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>> bernie sanders is not 30. >> that is really important to millennials and something we all have in common. , that isside you are something you look at and go, wow, that is kind of unfair. >> we mentioned bernie sanders. there are reports that millennials are kind of attracted to this idea of socialism. if you can talk about the socialism themes and student loan debt in one, that would be great. >> obviously, there's the old saying that when you are young, you're going to be attracted to -- moralless point of view we have conservative millennials with us today, fortunately. [applause]
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think, when it comes to the attraction to a candidate views,spouting socialist a lot of them probably have gone through four years or more of not even hearing a conservative perspective on college campuses. >> they are not allowed to. >> if you look at the debate that has played out on college campuses over the last year, you see what happens to conservatives when they try to speak out. that is a challenge. i experienced it myself and my own college in ithaca, new york where you have communist professors. , student loant debt is driving some of this towards thestration american dream.
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you are carrying these huge loans, looking at your first paycheck and seeing how much the government is taking, why wouldn't you have a pessimistic view of the world? those things are appealing to millennials i imagine. >> are there conservative alternative policies and suggestions that are actually a better solution on student loans? >> is starts with government responsibility. i think the baby boomer generation should get it filled. they have to work hard, they have to save money. maybe not everybody needs to go to a four-year college. [applause]
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it costs a ridiculous amount of money. >> while we have had a lot of dc,tration in washington republican legislatures have done a lot. they are giving kids these $100,000 loans when they are 18 years old and they are not saying what they are buying. they are buying worthless degrees that they have never -- that they never have a chance of paying back anyway. i think a lot of reason why we see the millennials embracing socialism, even though they don't know what it means, it is completely opposite what they believe in. socialism limits choice and individualism. they don't seem to understand that. back to the point of college. if they get out of college with
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$100,000 in debt, and the past eight years under barack obama, the unemployment rate for millennials and the labor participation rate is lower than it has ever been since world war ii. past --." -- you go determinears of life wage earning. you have an entire walk of the millennial generation eight years under obama coming out of in an economy where they have to be in the cycle of dependency because they can't find a job in the first place to pay off the loans to get the degree. >> whoever wants this first can go first and anyone who want to come on -- wants to comment on
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can.mpete there are polls out there that site to as more pro-life than their parents with only 24% of millennials wanting to keep it legal in all cases and for any of you to want to take it on, how important is that and do you see that growing because of technology and science? >> i think it absolutely is. i am the father of two children. experience,that which the previous generation didn't have access to that. that changes a lot of people's views right there. centers setgnancy up across planned parenthood and other abortion clinics that a perp is fully the air to give
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women and other option so they can discuss what is confronting them. technology plays a huge role. ms. pavlich: i would say science that the left accuses the right of not embracing. on the pro-life issue they certainly do. i need water, sorry. mr. johnson: i will take it. she was going to say, benny, you look great today. how did you get in those skinny jeans? i am not going to comment on this. i would say that a fascinating foil, and you should try it sometime, i have not yet, but i think an interesting foil would be, why do you believe in global warming? democrats say because science backs it up.
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the follow-up question, when does life begin? and you should leave it open ended. there is science and there is a lot of different perspectives and rob probably saw his child's fingers and beating heart. ms. pavlich: donald trump would make fun of me for drinking water. and the part of it, the pro-choice jumps the -- millennials believe in humanities. we saw at the super bowl, to stare at a baby inside the womb, shows how extreme they are when it comes to human life. [applause]
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ms. pavlich: that story was something that went viral because it was a ridiculous that they would be upset about the fact that her readers -- that doritos showing the reality of a child and they are upset about it. i am excited that the millennial generation is pro life. i will say because you are a man does not mean that you are not allowed to have an opinion on the issue either. it is nice to see millennial men have stepped up. ms. perino: in the minutes we have left, i will do a lightning round. you know what that means. earlier i said my dad had me read the newspapers. we got the hardcopy magazines. we wear a big news consumer type of family. the three of you have multiple ways to communicate, and with mediums that did not exist, some of them not even two years ago.
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it is a great outlet, and ij review, all kinds of different ways in social media to comment. if you could take over the rnc social media for a week, what would you do? mr. johnson: uh -- uh -- well -- ms. perino: it is a lightning round, benny. mr. johnson: i would follow all the kardashians. ms. perino: that is a great answer. katie, did you want to mention something? ms. pavlich: yesterday the rnc replied to -- they had the big yellow "fbi" letters. they had a picture of that and said, hey. ms. perino: do you have an answer on that?
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mr. bluey: i would put benny in charge. they said they had a video -- ms. perino: we have the video. mr. bluey: i don't know if we can set it up, but donald trump gave out lindsey graham's phone number. ♪ [applause]
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mr. johnson: if you want my response, it is following the principles of morality that people want something. donald trump gave out lindsey graham's cell phone number to the world. this is the way he chose to respond. he was able to relate his feelings at that moment, and that ended up getting 3.5 million viewers. ms. perino: on our show we talked about it. it was on multiple times on traditional media. mr. johnson: you will see that 60 million people saw that video, and that was his response to donald trump.
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ms. perino: i think that is a good place to wrap it up. i want to appeal to you for a moment. i want to remind you that the people you are here with today, you are of like mind. there is a big tent, and for the young people, you are making friends here. these are not just contacts, not just networking to see if you can get some place else in your life. i still communicate with the people i worked with on capitol hill. i talked to them every day. they had been my friends. he helped me in my work, and i would encourage you to stay in touch, worked together. you have all the tools at your fingertips to be him to do that, and you can make lifelong friends here today. i have been friends with rob and katie for a long time. i can add benny to my list. thank you, millennial panel, and thank you, cpac, for having us. can we have a picture? mr. johnson: let's take a
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selfie. [no audio] host: a live look at the arena at the university of central lowered a. we are waiting for a campaign rally with donald trump, the republican presidential candidate. he is expected to appear here shortly. he was scheduled to begin half an hour ago.
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he began in kansas, he is here in florida. we will bring this wrote the white house event as soon as it gets started. we plan to bring you another donald trump event at 9:00 tonight in west palm beach florida. the candidatefor to arrive in orlando, more from the cpac conference on the legacy of president ronald reagan. >> our next panel is timeless principle, the reagan legacy. please welcome the founder of , --young america foundation robinson.
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[applause] ♪ >> they are all here. afternoon the cpac still appreciate ronald reagan? [applause] that's good to hear because ronald reagan played a big role in forming cpac. former governor of california when he regulated cpac in the 1970's, and eventually as president of the united states. it is appropriate we have a cpac
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banquet in his honor. one way to really know what ronald reagan thought of cpac is in his own words. ronald reagan wrote about cpac in his speaking my mind, where he had his top speeches. a couple of them at least were from cpac -- to cpac audiences, particularly the one in 1981 and again in 1985. when ronald reagan wrote, this is what he said about a cpac audience. he said, they were the people who fought for the cause of individual liberty and freedom when government seems to be getting more powerful every day. they were the people who persevered. i can't tell you how much i admire them for their tenacity and their hope. we were often ridiculed and usually dismissed. such treatment only strengthened our ideals and our resolve. an interesting before his --
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printed a copy of the 1985 cpac speech, ronald reagan said these friends were everything i was trying to do. he said for him could serve as the inaugural address to his second term. as you recall, it was a cold day and he did not give a traditional inaugural address. that's how much cpac meant to ronald reagan. we have a tremendous panel today of reagan experts. each is a reagan scholar in their own right. each has books in "the new york times." all of them have multiple books on ronald reagan. let me introduce them from my left, you're right. peter sweitzer is currently the president of government institutional -- accountability institute.
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i should have that right. his books include "victory, reagan's war," and he's written a couple of books with cap weinberger. in the middle seat is craig shirley, the founder of shirley and bannister. he is the reagan scholar at the eureka college, ronald reagan's college, as well as a trustee at eureka. he has a number of books that include "reagan's revolution," and "last act, the final years in the emerging legacy of ronald reagan." dr. paul tang gore is the professor of political science at grove city. [applause] he is already known by our audience. he's the author of "god and ronald reagan," and a book closely related to ronald reagan, and "11 principles of a reagan conservative."
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i would be remiss if i did not mention that they also cooperated on a book, "the reagan presidency, addressing demand -- the man and his legacy." we have a panel of outstanding individuals. i would like to ask them each to share with us what they think is the most important reagan principal for today's day and age. we will begin with peter, craig, and then paul. >> i would say the character reagan quality i think is most important was reagan's fearlessness. that's not just in terms of principles and ideas, but his physical courage. there's a story that his aide told us, which was in reagan's way humorous about when reagan was governor of california, he was visiting the university of california berkeley and there
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were aggressive, violent protesters outside. security wanted to take reagan behind the back of the building. reagan said no, i'm going to go out to the front. they are kind of walking out there and the crowd is chanting, "make love, not war." lynn said, i'm nervous here. reagan says, don't worry about it right keep walking. there is a whiff of marijuana in the air. the crowd is sort of closing in on reagan. lynn is getting worried. reagan says, don't worry about it. reagan calmly turned to him and said, don't worry about it. they don't look like they're capable of doing either one. [laughter] that's the coolness under fire that reagan exhibited and that is a very important quality today. >> sounds like he would have fit into last night's presidential debate. [laughter]
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>> that time in high school physics when i did not fall asleep, i remember the professor saying that power can be neither destroyed nor created. it can only be moved around. reagan was a child of the enlightenment. he did not believe that man was at the center of the universe, but he believed in the god inspired individual and thus was very much infused by the american revolution. >> watch this event in its entirety at c-span.org. i'm going to leave this amount to take you live to orlando florida and wrote to the white republicanage with presidential candidate donald trump. ♪
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donald trump: this is beautiful, this is beautiful. i love you, i love you. [applause] .t's a movement, folks it's a movement. it's not about me, it's about you. believe me, this is a movement. we are not going to be this stupid country anymore, we are not going to be the stupid people anymore.
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we are going to be the smart country, we are going to be the smart people. we are not going to let our politicians destroy our country, we are not going to let it happen, we are not going to let it happen. and i talk about little marco a total disaster. he's a disaster. nasty nasty guy, says things. you know, we hit him hard. we hit him hard. little nasty guy. he even complained about my hands, look at those hands, look at those hands, look at that. you know, i hit him only as a response to him. and say, whating can i say, what can i say. hands." "he's got small
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where did he get that from? where did that come from? the problem was i was shaking hands with people three days later and they were saying, geewhiz, you actually have large and strong hands. word outed to get the folks. i did not want to go the rest of my life everyone saying i have small hands. everyone needs it. i want to thank you all, really. all the way up to the rafters. all the way up. unbelievable. unbelievable. the fire marshal, we have thousands of people outside. we lost about 10,000 people. ofstill have thousands people, at a think because the police are so incredible, we love our police. [applause] and your fire departments and everything. they are going to try to let
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another few hundred people come right up here. i said don't worry about it, we are not going to have any problems. we are going to fill it in. when i gowork on most to a side are fire marshals. they're the most important people, because they are the ones that let us back. you take a look today, here is a day -- in all fairness to you, right now i'm supposed to be at the catalog world golf championships at trump national, and i'm here. [applause] left kansas, and hopefully we will do well in kansas, and kentucky. look at this, new hampshire, we won. south carolina, we won. nevada, we won in a massive landslide. that was supposed to be for lion ted cruz. he holds up the bible and then
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he puts it down and he lies. i don't like that. waiting is why i am virtually every category with the evangelicals who i love -- i am winning virtually every category with the evangelicals who i love. pastor paula white was so great. and from liberty university was so great to me. he doesn't endorse people, but he felt this was important. her member, every one of the candidates goes to liberty. when he endorsed me that was a great thing. so we won nevada big. we won georgia in a landslide. tennessee really big, we won alabama in a massive landslide. we won -- vermont was incredible.
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vermont, everybody thought that was going to be marco. marco didn't even show up. he doesn't show up to vote for the senate, so why the hell should he show up to vermont? we won virginia, we won arkansas, we won massachusetts. [applause] polls amount that say i easily beat hillary clinton. you don't hear that on television. trump wins the general election, we will beat her so badly. we will be hurt so badly -- beat her so badly. bush and listen to jeb he would say donald trump cannot beat hillary clinton, and i would say why can't you beat me? low-energy. and there's people on television
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we have to, saying, stop donald trump. i want to say, why don't you just work for jeb bush? they were terrible. i see it all the time. the one person that hillary doesn't want to run against, i will tell you this, is donald trump. that i can tell you. [applause] that i can tell you. amazing, i watched the other day where little marco is going, "well, donald will not win." i don't think he will come close to winning his own state. i'm 21 points up. and i love florida. truly my second home. i'm here all the time. i love this area. i've done many jobs in miami
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and michaelperez desert. we have many buildings in miami. and it has been great. and in jupiter we did a great job. and in west congee -- west palm beach we did a big job. and many more. in fact tonight we are having a news conference, hope lee it will be a victory conference in itt palm beach -- hopefully will be a victory conference in west palm beach. i could pick ies picked florida. we all love florida. i hear these people talk about the general election. the general election is important and i'm going the one -- i'm the one who's going to be there. the one person she does not want to run against is trump.
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she got a dose. folks, i'm beating her in many polls and i haven't even started yet. i haven't started with her yet. only once. four weeks ago she said something about me being sexist. remember? press tell you, the treated me very unfairly, because right after she said that i attacked her and bill, and bill, we came up with the "enabler."word, you me to tell me i'm bad but her husband is ok? maybe one of the worst in the history of politics. this was a disaster for them. they had one of the worst weekends of their life. this was not a friendly weekend they had sitting together at
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home wherever they are at home if they are together. the story, here's the story. we can't play games. our country is indeed trouble. we have to beat her. it looks like she is going to make it. bernie is gone. regardless. bernie had his time. sun, ands time in the i see this so often with politicians. they blow it. --had his time for the sun time in the sun, and then they had the question of e-mails a month and a half ago. he said i'm tired of discussing it. i said bye-bye bernie. you blew it. and i was right. people don't realize this, that the press is me zero -- press gave me zero. you don't understand, you want
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the most dishonest human being on earth? dishonestisgusting human beings. not all of them. actually, amazingly, because i'm ,o fan of the new york times front page of the new york times was a phenomenal story, i couldn't believe it. [applause] get them out of here. get them out. we had an amazing, amazing story on the front page. i'm going ot have -- going to have to be nicer to the new york times. today was amazing because somebody said there has been nothing like this happening with
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this movement in the united states for over 100 years, could you imagine? over 100 years. the matter where we go, we have the biggest audiences, the biggest crowds by far. was second, a distant second, but bernie was second. where are these people? come on, get them out fast. there he is, little wiseguy. little wiseguy. a lot of guts, a lot of guts. i wonder who sent him in. a send them in by the way -- they send them in by the way. these guys never move the cameras. wife, -- i call my wife, she did a great job. wouldn't she be a great and
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beautiful first lady? is very smart and she has a big heart. she has a great heart. i love my protesters. go home and say how did you like the crowd? i heard it. when you know this crowd you know there is a lot of people. can you imagine where we have over 10,000 people not come in today? but i promise i'm going to come back. none of you can come here when i come back. i know you got here at 6:00 in the morning, many of you. pretty amazing. but we are going to come back. i go home and i say, did you see the size of that crowd? mavericks are a wonderful team. they have a beautiful stadium. i said, you know what, that would be good. we took it over on thursday,
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filled it up on monday. 20,000 people, nobody knew. the reason they didn't know, the reporters don't want to report it. it's unbelievable. the only time they moved the camera, if there is a protester up, because it is a negative you know what i will tell you what, we have a thing going on here that is incredible. there hasn't been anything like it. politics,t story in which really isn't talked about as much as it should be is voter turnout during the primaries. up, in some cases 100%. there it is cameras. look up there at the protester camera. [applause]
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u.s.a. u.s.a u.s.a u.s.a. "u.s.a"]ants donald trump: aren't trump rallied the greatest -- aren't trump rallies the greatest? i'm not knocking it, that sort of a normal thing, this is not a normal situation, this is not a normal situation. so it has been an amazing period of time for me.
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deep breath. this is something that is not so easy. i came down the escalator, i said let's go, we have to straighten out -- get out of here, get out, out. [booing] go home to mommy. [applause] so why is it that that young lady can use filthy disgusting language, and they won't report that? and if i say some thing that's
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not even there, i end up on the front page of every paper in the world. the you think that is fair? she is disgusting. she is disgusting. it reminds me of this last weekend, the former president of --ico, the chant a fox president of mexico, vicente fox --we will build the wall come a don't worry. we will build the wall, don't worry. who's going to pay for the wall? >> mexico. we have a trade deficit with mexico of $58 billion. these politicians, lie in -- lying ted cruz and little marco
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-- he never shows up anywhere, what does he do with all his free time? he has the highest illiquid see record in the united states senate -- highest billing quincy delinquencyghest record in the united states senate. that is not who you want represented florida -- want representing florida. beach, allover the these things. and i have to listen to this guy, a total lightweight, con." i"donald trump is filed financial pay sheer that financial papers saying i'm worth over $10 billion pizza of the greatest assets in the world, trump tower, bank of america, all of this stuff, on
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of this stuff -- don't worry, get the mouth, they don't have much of a voice. and then i have to listen to this lightweight say i'm a con man, nobody has ever called me a con man anymore. that's a horrible thing. then when i hit him back, they say donald trump was really rough. did i kill him in the debate the other 19? -- the other night? [applause] one of the announcers said donald god in his head. -- donald got in his head. poll. every single 70%.t look, we need greatness. mediocrity.d
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phony policies, all talk and no action. get them out. do we love this? those cameras turning up there, they are like pretzels. they are like pretzels. good, get them out. you're lucky. you're lucky it's not 10 years ago. 10 years ago it would have been a much tougher situation for him. it's different. that, they talk about waterboarding in all these different things. , weave to obey the laws have to obey the laws.
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but do youink -- think isis is obeying the laws? strongly -- very i wish we had some real protesters, some protesters with guts. remember when the two young women got up and took the podium away from bernie sanders. what did he do? he retreated. he was back here. they took over the microphone. 'm representing you. did a good job. thank you police, we love you. [applause]
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believe me, the police are not treated fairly. one act, which was a mistake, or somebody is a bad apple, and it is played in the news all the time. give them more credit and stick with them. we have mitt romney, who joked in the last election -- i never thought he was a smart guy. and i keep wondering could i see hughes -- i see he is with steve forbes. they put me down as $5 billion net worth. i'm not complaining. but it is much more than that. i should be happy, and i am happy to what difference does it make? that i couldn't understand, why are the four numbers a much lower than the value i built? how about this idiot gets up, my
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father gave me $200 million -- 200 million? i only wish. because we'd own the world. a call from my brother and sister. they said, that is so ridiculous. youact i said, if he gave 200 million, please let us know about it, we would like a chunk of it. i started off with very little. i started off with great knowledge because i had a father who was a great guy. who if hadher, seen the iran deal, and so we , and you $150 million know where they are spending that money? buying airbus jets. overare spending it all europe, spending it in russia, buying missiles.
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they are spending it with every body, but the good old usa. not going to happen anymore. [applause] and we should never have agreed to negotiate. we should have never agree to negotiate. ago, they should have released our prisoners. we should have never ever agreed to negotiate. one of the dumbest deals i have ever seen. they added somebody from the washington post. i would have gone in very easily. they would have said that is not presidential. let me not be presidential. or when of my great representatives. these,rd about all of carl icahn and the great business people.
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we are going to use them to negotiate our trade deal. these are the greatest negotiators in the world, these are the greatest business people in the world. they don't want anything, they don't give campaign contributions and say, now appoint me to chief negotiator against china. china is so smart, and mexico is so smart. if you look at japan, the deals they made are so smart. protect saudithey arabia. they were making $1 billion per day and we protect them for peanuts. all change -- it's all going to change. it's all going to change. say andr used to somebody in the big paper say -- my father used to say to me, "you are too tough, you have to take your lumps." does the expression -- that was the expression he used.
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would say donald, you are too tough, take it easy. he would say take the lumps out. theredy protesting back you go get out of here, out -- back there? get out of here. out. don't hurt him. don't hurt them. get out of here. get out of here. yeah. sure. sure, man. you had your five seconds of fame. don't hurt him. them, and don't hurt the press will say, trump is getting soft. when i say get him out, then they go, it was terrible the way he talked. so i have a middle ground.
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if it washim out, and too tough i say, don't hurt them. this way i don't get criticized by the press. my father had a great way and he was a good negotiator. he loaned me a small amount of money when he started, and i built it in a great fortune. he is say, take the lumps out. you are too tough, you make too many enemies? me with enemies? didn't he do a great job with me? look at romney, the guy can't even breathe. he did one of the worst jobs in the history of politics, he should have won his election. if he devoted the energy and time to winning his election against obama four years ago, we wouldn't be wasting time here
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today. this guy was a disaster. i always take second guessers. and i said this, romney came to see me and he begged me for my support. and what it i do? ?- what did i do i said drop to your knees. i didn't say that, but he would have. forbes is his friend. million.i made 400 and now i know why, it is over 10 million, but now i know why. he is meeting with romney over deals. we have something going. this thing we have is so special. they are railing against us, they have never seen -- the establishment is a disaster.
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the republican establishment, they don't know what they are doing. the only reason i mention this is the fact we need this time to of our $19 trillion in debt, to get rid of our tremendous deficit with every single country we do business with. why should we be protecting saudi arabia for protect only -- for practically nothing? why every time i ordered thousands of television sets, thousands, i ordered them from south korea? get them out. get them out. bad people. we all want security, we want a strong military, we want borders, we want a country, we
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want education, we want good health care. we are going to get rid of obamacare so fast. life foro have a good our families and ourselves, and we all want that whether you are democrat or republican. and these people, what is going on? it is really ridiculous. it is really ridiculous. father.s go back to my so my father would always say, take the lumps out. and he would always go like this . and i learned -- so here's what we do with iran. let's say i'm to negotiator, i will be the negotiator. we're supposed to have john kerry do it, what a disaster john kerry was. his what we do, we take the
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lumps out. before my father gave me this lesson, i would have said, "i want those prisoners back now." it would have taken a long time, probably would have gotten it. now we say the prisoners are with you. you don't want them, we want them. going to make for a better negotiation. the persians are great negotiators. they will call you within 20 hours and say very nicely, congratulations, you have your prisoners. now we have our prisoners back. this was four years ago before we start. i would have said, i would have walked in, i would have said, "w e're not giving you the $150
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me?"on. do you understand i went to the wharton school of finance. they were great, but he is the best. now i go indifferently. ice -- i go in differently. now we say we have no money, we have $19 trillion, the horrible omnibus feel we signed -- omnibus deal we signed. it's going to bring us up to 20 $20 trillion. we don't have 150 alien dollar -- $150 billion. back four prisoners years ago and now we are giving them $150 billion.
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95%, 100%, 80% sure, we get the prisoners back and we get the money, we are never going to give them the money. theml so badly we give $150 billion. win, we don't get that money back, but i will find a way to get that money back. this, how do we stop trump? everybody's trying to figure out how to stop trump. [applause]
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[crowd chants "u.s.a."] donald trump: you know, we have a divided country, folks. president,errible who happens to be african-ameri can. there has never been a greater
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division. i'm going to bring people to gethe -- bring people together. we are going to bring our jobs back from china and all these other countries. we are going to bring people together. we are going to bring them together. [indiscernible chanting] donald trump: it's sort of exciting. in all fairness. we are going to bring people together. we are going to bring a lot of things and unify the country, because our country is terribly
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divided. in so many ways our country is divided. so we want to be -- you have to say it is exciting, though, right you? [applause] key is not your normal low rally the nobody cares about. look at all those cameras back there. do you know how many cameras you have for other people? like maybe none. look at all of that. and i love the way they can twist and turn to get into those little corners. when i tell them, please turn your camera and show this massive crowd, they would never do it.
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they would never do it. go ahead, turn the cameras, folks. turn the cameras. move,at, they don't even they don't even move. honestly, they are disgusting. something near massachusetts. say, pop radio loves me -- tom brady loves me. youom brady loves you and don't win massachusetts by a landslide, you're not doing a good job. we had something where we had 12,000 people. peoplesanders had 3000 at a different site. the next day they talked about how big the crowds were for bernie sanders. i said that is not fair, that is really unfair. can the protesters stopped for a
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cycle that for a couple of seconds -- can the protesters stopped for a couple of seconds -- protesters stop for a couple of seconds yo? twice.ly sold it out the people who say we can't get you in our more than what we have inside. now the move, by guys like cho choker mitt,ke chok usually if someone is a choker, it never changes. if you look at secretary kerry, he choked on the iran deal. he should have walked away, double down the sanctions and he
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would have made a better deal. he was afraid to leave the room. if you look at it, we don't want chokers. we don't want chokers. chris christie did to your no-show senator at the debate before last, when chris grilled him -- and chris endorsed me, which i love. [applause] saws christie, i never anything like it, little marko is right next to me and chris christie is going him like a good prosecutor. and chris is grilling and grilling him. oh, we have somebody else. what is it? we need a doctor. do we have a doctor? a woman fainted. we love people that faint. i think it's only faint.
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are you ok, darling? take your time. take your time. [shouting]
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[applause] mr. trump: i love you, darling, get better. those of the people we love, right? they love our country, i will tell you that. we have a lot of decisions to make.
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the new way of stopping trump, you know what, the flowers are for me, and here's what i want you to do. run-up, catch that woman, and give those flowers to that woman. i love that. [applause] mr. trump: that's nice. that's nice. today, they are starting to give up about trump. if we win florida, believe me, it is over. if we win -- [applause] mr. trump: and we are going to win. you're going to have a great president and a great country again. you're going to be so proud of
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our country. you are not going to be embarrassed of starting bergdahl. we get bergdahl, right? we get a dirty, rotten traitor. six people, five people or six people died finding him. we get bergdahl, and they get five of their biggest killers. the one for five president. we will make deals like that anymore, folks. as far as the waterboarding is concerned, we have to stay within the laws. isiswho here thinks that who drowns people in a cage, who thinks that isis stays within the laws? right? [shouting] stayrump: we are going to
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within the laws, but we are going to have those laws broadened. we are playing with two sets of rules, their rules and our rules. [applause] mr. trump: those laws are going to be broadened. it is embarrassing to see what is happening. "oh, waterboarding is so bad." "waterboarding is such a terrible thing." we will stay within the law, but we will increase it. "waterboarding is such a terrible thing." now you have isis guys sitting around the table, celebrating the fact that they just cut off the heads of 30 christians. you think they obey the laws? [shouting] i told the story and some people said it wasn't necessarily true but it turned out to be true. should i tell it or not? [applause] mr. trump: remember this.
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weree old days, when we strong and respected, we had a general named general pershing. , hey.cookie general patton. last underuld isis general patton, under general macarthur? they had a problem with terrorism, radical islamic terrorism. ok? lem.g, big prob general pershing and his group went out to solve the problem. they caught 50 terrorists, and they took those terrorists and stood them up, all 50, and the twoets, and they cut open pigs, took pigs' blood,
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splashed it around, put the bullets in the guns, shot 49 of the terrorists with bullets loaded up with pipig fat. not nice, not politically correct. i don't think they allow that. they shot 49 of the 50 terrorists. the final terrorist, just before he was going to be shot, they went up to him and said, "here, take this bullet, this was meant for you." he hardly wanted to touch it. people there will be no more terrorism." for 28 years, there was no more terrorism. for 28 years, there was no more terrorism. philippines,n the general pershing.
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tough guy. 28 years, they say, there was no more terrorism. we could be babies, foolish, but we have to be vigilant, strong, smart. it was an happened, amazing thing. the press called the leader the mastermind. we are losing our children to fight isis. he is not a mastermind. he is not even an intelligent person. i would call him the "guy with a dirty hat." they sent people in. because, paris, by the way, with the toughest gun laws in the world, and france has the toughest gun laws in the world, only the bad guys have the guns. guns wrappedhad around her hips or were in that goingnd you had bullets
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the opposite direction, i guarantee there would not have been 130 people killed. [applause] mr. trump: we have to protect the second amendment. we have to. [applause] in california, when you have a radicalized woman who radicalized that young man and they go in and kill fellow workers, workers who gave them baby showers at parties, workers that they liked, they went in , others will never be the same. "boom, boom,and, boom." no guns the other way. the five military people were
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killed in the country's own -- in a gun-free zone on a military base. why should there be a gun free zone on a military base? all of these guys the complaint about guns like michael bloomberg who used to be a friend of mine -- [shouting] mr. trump: no, no. to takem immediately the guns away from their bodyguards right now. [applause] mr. trump: let's see how they feel walking around. let's see if they are happy. we will protect the second amendment. me, more than anybody else here. we will protect the second
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amendment. [applause] mr. trump: we're going to get rid of common core. [applause] mr. trump: we are going to bring the education locally with love. jeb bush used to say people came in as an act of love. there's no act of love. we are going to get rid of a lot of things. we are rid of obamacare and replacing it. ok? we're getting rid of common core. we're going to have our education. in 30 countries, in education, 30 countries, the united states is rated number 30. denmark, sweden, norway, china, and others. they are the best. and yet, in terms of cost for people, we're number one. number two doesn't exist, it is so far down. here is what has happened.
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we are number one in cost and least, the worst in terms of education. we have third world nations with better educational systems then our country that we love. americanbout the dream, people cannot have the american dream if they do not get educated. we need education. my campaign, let's talk, i have spent the least amount of money and i'm number one by a lot. when that be nice? -- wouldn't that be nice? [applause] mr. trump: when did the beautiful -- wouldn't it be beautiful? in new hampshire, i told them, "we are going to stop heroine from coming in." in new hampshire, they have an unbelievable thing.
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i spent $2 million and i was number one, in a landslide. can we agree? they didn't know what was happening, it was a landslide. i was number one. somebody else spent $48 million. [shouting] [chanting] i spent in new hampshire very little money. somebody, i will mention names, spent $40 million and lost and came in at bottom. we don't want that.
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when june rather be with me and spend less -- wouldn't you rather be with me and spend less and have more? on building a hotel on pennsylvania avenue. number one, i do it because that is what i do. and i got it from professional services, gsa. nice people. one of the most heavily contested in the history of the gsa, wanted by more people than any other thing. it's right between the white house and the capital building, the most incredible building and location. mp because i to tru have the best statement ever seen and they love the project. it is going to be one of the world's most luxurious hotels that will employ a lot of people and all of that. they brought it down to 10 companies, great companies, but
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you have heard of everyone of them. they chose in the obama administration, they chose trump . can you imagine that? i have a great statement and a great concept. it will be one of the great hotels of the world. we started construction two years ahead of schedule and we were supposed to open in september 2 years from now. instead, we open in september before the election. isn't that great? so listen to this. we're under budget and two years ahead of schedule. when we love to have a country that does that? [applause] ever see these 2000%ts that we have with cost over us. that will happen with me.
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we have contractors that bid on these jobs. they are so rich. they make so much money. they take money from government. i will start a new set of procedures were that doesn't happen. it will happen. if i don't win, i live on pennsylvania avenue anyway. all right? [applause] mr. trump: so now, the new group is trying to stop trump. that's going to make a lot of people happy. they mention that if that happens, when we are doing so well, it would be a revolution. the last thing that you people are going to take is having a lightweight, like marco rubio, who is terrible, having a guy ted inis or linlying
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charge. we can't have it anymore. we are talking about serious problems. they are saying, " we may not be able to stop trump." you have got to get out to vote, folks. [applause] it is tuesday the 15th. not this tuesday, the following tuesday. if you don't feel good or get sick and can't walk, have to get up, i will call you. i will pay for it. i will get an ambulance. here is what you have to do. if we win florida, it is over. [applause]
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mr. trump: if we win florida and ohio, it is really over. -- i we have a chance think we have a good chance. in florida, you can vote early. go and do it. go vote. let's do a pledge. who likes me in this room? [applause] ok.trump: can i have a pledge? of swearing? raise your right hand. that i, noly swear matter how i feel, no matter what the conditions of hurricanes or whatever -- [audience repeats]
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mr. trump: that's good enough. the 12th on or before for donald j trump for president. thank you, now i know. [applause] mr. trump: don't forget, you all raised her hand and swore. bad things happen if you don't live up to that. i really appreciate it. they used to call this the silent majority. some people in like that name, because they said it had a bad connotation. but we are not the silent majority, we are the noisy majority, right?
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how the use a guy who should've won the election and lost horribly and made a full of himself? himself? of from the is the wrong messenger. this is what they are doing because they don't think they can stop us. my life is ok. a lot of people say, "you build this great company, you have a wonderful family." m doing this because this country was so great for me. it is payback time, folks. [applause] naiveump: what these people want to do now, they don't know if they can stop trump, so they want a third-party. i did a pledge that i wouldn't. i took a pledge, but they do it.
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thank you. that's all right, get him out of here. [shouting] , butrump: i do a pledge they don't honor anything. they will take away enough votes that we won't be able to beat hillary. scalia.a great justice, my sister is a high judge in new shkreli appeared she said he was sister is a high judge. was a great man. this is what happens, nobody ever talked about him. there are people that are older on the court that they thought would, but nobody ever thought,
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and suddenly it happens. judge,a great conservative judge, billion judge, fair judge, some of the qualities.- so many we want to replace him, and i gave names of great conservative judges. this is where it is called the supreme court. let's say they put a couple of , aublicans as scapegoats out couple of republicans, and these republicans take off 5% or 2% or 3% of the vote, and now hillary goes in. we going to have to replace as many as three supreme court justices in the few years to come. i don't know if these people are thinking right. pledged that i'm going to put on good, conservative, brilliant judges, right?
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[applause] in trump: if a hillary gets that she runs, and you know what she would do with the supreme court, she would have for judges, maybe more, including scalia. that would go to hillary if she wins. when the republicans want to , he's a smart man i'm telling you, and steve forbes, , i've finallyu find it out, i always liked steve until now.
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they are doing it to you. they are doing it to the movement. take a look at time magazine four years ago. the most incredible story i ever had talks about this movement. there has never been anything like it. the people are in love with each other, and we have a great country, a country where apple is going to start making iphones in our country, believe me, when i get to be president. [applause] mr. trump: we have a great country, but we have leadership that is almost as nonexistent. incompetent leaders. we will have really smart leadership. when that happens, you are going to be so happy, i will give you a quick story. carrier, two weeks ago.
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i buy a lot of carrier air-conditioning, but not anymore. they announced they are moving to mexico. goingy has a cell phone -- somebody has a cell phone going, taking pictures, and 400 jobs are gone. a mid-level guy is up on a stage, saying i'm sorry but we're moving to mexico. so many people are building in mexico. i love mexico and have thousands of hispanics who work for me. i love the hispanics, i love you. but i have thousands of hispanics at work for me. they are great people. in nevada, i won with hispanics. have these eggheads that they
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call the elites. half of them can't tie their shoes. they are saying donald trump is not a free trader. i'm the biggest free trader. but it has to be smart trade, even trade. we can have imbalances like 58 million with mexico. we can't lose $500 billion with china. myself, but they are saying it is not presidential. let them say i'm not presidential. andll get carl icahn it'll awlll be good. carrier and say, "i'd like to congratulate you on your move to mexico." "you hurt 1300 people and many
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more." by the way, they are moving a lot of other divisions there to o. it's not going to happen. "congratulations, i hope you build a beautiful place, i hope you employ a lot of people from mexico, but you are hurting the country." there's the story. every air-conditioning unit that you make that is what across the border, a real border now, not coming across without our permission, every single air-conditioning unit that you make that comes across the border, we will impose a 35% tax on it. [applause] if little marko's president, which isn't going to happen, or lying ted, here is what is going to happen. they will be called by their lobbyist.
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they will get calls from their donors and stockholders. i'm so funding, putting up my own money. i don't get any credit. i don't think anybody says in florida, "i'm voting for trump because he is so funding -- self funding." remember what i said. all of these guys are bought and paid for. they are not stupid people, they know they don't have to go to wharton or high school. here is what is going to happen. rubio gets the call, hillary gets the call, clever gets the they immediately say, you can do that, they contributed $5 million to your campaign. they say, "all right, we can do that." that."can't do i've turned down so much money, i feel so foolish.
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my whole life has been a life of accumulation, money, money, i want more money. i want to build many buildings in miami. i want to build more. they say i'm greedy. now i want to be greedy for the united states of america. [applause] mr. trump: i'm going to be so greedy for you people. we have to be rich to be great again. we have to get rid of our debt, so many things, balance our budget. when these countries, we are them for nothing, you know what, we are going to speak to them. they are going to love us and help. you are going to see changes made so fast and so good.
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some people would say that is not free trade. every single person understands that is the right thing to do. carrier is going to call me and say, "mr. president, we are not moving, sir." know, iay, just so you know more formulas, more about than any other human being god created. and speaking of god, i will be the greatest jobs producing .resident i will you that. [applause] maybe they will negotiate with their employees, maybe they will move down to orlando. who the hell knows.
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they will be in the united states. we have a chance to do something monumental. we have a chance to do something. we're going to win. we can't beat isis, we don't win anymore. don't win with education. we're going to start winning again. we are going to win with the intelligently. we are going to buy weapons that are generals and soldiers want, not the weapons that we buy because one company is politically stronger than another. they fought an airplane that is slower, doesn't maneuver as well, and is more costly. because backup and he has more political punch than the other.
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it's not going to happen anymore. the drug companies, they take care of all these people. then we wonder, why are we going to bed with the drug companies? senators don't want that. like withg to win never one before. -- won before. [applause] mr. trump: we are going to knock the hell out of isis quickly. we're going to take care of education. the borders will no longer be swiss cheese.
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people will come into the country legally, legally. [applause] remember: you will this afternoon. two years from now, three is for now, for years from now, you will remember this was one of the great afternoons. you are going to vote for them on tuesday. vote.ve for you to early rumor, you also work, you are voting for trump. you can't change. [applause] you are going to be so proud of your president. i love you all, thank you very much, i will see you.
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thanks, i love you, thank you everybody. ♪ mr. trump: thank you everybody. ♪
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>> donald trump campaigning in orlando florida today 10 days ahead of the florida primary on march 15. he makes another appearance in florida tonight when he will be in west palm beach. we will have after you live here on c-span at 9:00 eastern time. a lot of primaries run the country this weekend. we are tracking early results from the kansas republican presidential caucuses today. with just under 27% reporting, 48.5% of those participating are going for ted cruz. donald trump is coming in second place at 26.2%. marco rubio is at 13.6%. is at 10%. several have dropped out.
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reportingst with 27% in kansas. today, republicans and a creditor holding caucuses -- and democrats are holding caucuses. kentucky, louisiana, and maine will be holding republican primaries and caucuses. we will continue to have results as they become available tonight and tomorrow here on c-span. i wrote to the white house coverage continues. housewhite the t coverage continues with marco rubio's appearance at the conservative political action conference. sen. rubio: thank you. thank you. thank you very much. [applause] sen. rubio: thank you very much.
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thank you. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. [applause] sen. rubio: thank you. thank you. thank you. the seventh year that i have spoken here. it reminds me of the first year, 2010. i was an underdog candidate for the united states senate. my opponent was charlie crist. [shouting] sen. rubio: that's what i said at the time. no one would listen. the conservative movement was being told we needed to become more like democrats in the aftermath of 2008. won and wea had
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were being told the less conservative. i never believed that, and i chose to run. it was a difficult race, and at the beginning of the race, the only people that thought i had a chance to win were in my home. [laughter] sen. rubio: for some were under the age of 10. [laughter] sen. rubio: the entire public and everything i knew about politics said there was no path forward. me, becausetter to i believe deeply that if america continued on the road the president have put us on, we would lose the things that have made this country special. fast-forward seven years, to this moment, and things have gotten worse. we have gotten further and further away from the principles that made this nation great. that brings us to this moment in our history, the election of
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2016 is no longer a choice getting political parties and ideologies. the final question for america right now is what kind of country is this going to be in the 21st century? [applause] senator rubio: the thing i always enjoy about cpac is the incredible number of young people who come to these. younger americans. [applause] senator rubio: by younger i mean anyone under 44. [laughter] senator rubio: although, i feel 45 this week, because i have had the flu. thank you. what we asked ourselves in this campaign is what is this country going to look like? what will look like when my 16-year-old daughter graduates from college? what will look like when my 13 your old daughter starts her first business or my tenure on 10-year-old son starts
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his family, or my eight-year-old son buys his first home? they will be the first americans -- you will be the first americans -- that inherent, from a previous generation, a country that was worse off than your parents. that is the road we are headed on now. if we remain on that road we , have to explain why our children and grandchildren did not inherit what we did. to get off this road, we must embrace the principles that made us the greatest nation to begin with. that is why the theme of this gathering -- our time is now -- forces us to ask the question, what does it mean to be a conservative in the 21st century? it can never be simply about an attitude. being a conservative cannot be simply about how angry you are willing to be or how many names you are willing to call people. [applause]
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senator rubio: conservatism has never been about fear or anger, not at its best. do people have a right to be fearful of the future right now? yes. for over two decades, leaders in neither party have solved the problems before us. people have the right to be angry about every institution in society, absolutely. neither anger nor fear will solve our problems. it will serve to motivate us, but will not solve our problems. what will solve our problems are a specific set of ideas that made america the greatest nation to begin with, and applying those principles to the unique challenges of this waiver -- this new century. those principles are not complicated. it begins with the notion that this country was founded on a powerful spiritual principle

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