Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN May 20, 2016 6:17am-6:58am EDT
>> next, republican candidate donald trump talks about the presidential race and the crash of egyptair flight 804. he spoke at a campaign event in lawrenceville, new jersey. after dropping out of the presidential race, governor christie endorsed mr. trump and has campaigned with him at several events. ♪ >> i would like to thank you for being here tonight and being supportive of me and mary pat.
will fight back and defend america first and i am confident that that person is donald trump. jobs could help you to support your family. we need a government that understands you need to get off your back and out of your pocket. we need a government led by somebody who is actually created jobs and met a payroll and that man is donald trump. [cheers and applause] crowd, iout at this see the thing he has brought to every enterprise he has never led in his life. he has brought greatness to every enterprise he has ever led. i see your hats. he is going to see them too. and i am confident that he will make america great again. [cheers and applause] and, and i know that new jersey, on june 7 on primary day, with our votes and our
delegates are going to be the people who put them officially over the top as the republican nominee for the president of the united states. and iwant to thank you, want to thank you for being here tonight to help to support us. in the end, donald and iran against each other for a little bit and after new hampshire, when we left the race, mary pat and i sat down and had a serious talk. do we want to stay out of the presidential race there forward, just let nature take its course, whatever happens, happens, or did we want to do something that was going to make a difference? we have been friends with donald trump for 14 years. we know him well and i said to mary pat, we never ever make in mistake by standing with your friend and donald trump is my friend. [cheers and applause] so, nearly three months ago he
and i walked into a room together in fort worth texas and shocked the world. i announced my endorsement for president and there were all the skeptics and critics at the time who criticized my decision. well, they can come and meet the next president of the united states with me. [cheers and applause] and new jersey republicans are once again proving, if you want the republican nomination, get the support of the new jersey republican party, and donald trump has it. mary pat and our family, we are thrilled to be here tonight. we are thrilled to be supporting our friend. we have got about six months to go, everybody, just a little bit less than six months before we change america by electing a new president, getting rid of barack
obama and hillary clinton. [cheers and applause] can telll you this, i you this as somebody who is been on a few debate stages in my life tha tt i know hillary clinton's worst nightmare is going to be to climb onto that debate stage in september and look across at donald trump. [cheers and applause] we don't need, we don't need more washington, d.c. insiders messing up this country. and we sure as heck don't need hillary and bill clinton back in the white house. [crowd boos] we don't need the same type of ineffective foreign policy. we don't want america to be weak and is respected. we want america to be strong and
respected and donald trump will make that happen. [cheers and applause] certainly don't want someone in the white house who is going to be more worried about being charged by her attorney general than by protecting the people of this country. we need a president who was going to put america first one more time. ladies and gentlemen, you have waited more than long enough. on behalf of mary pat and the children, and the republicans in new jersey, let me bring you the next president of the united states, donald trump. ♪ for this. ♪y
a seat. terrible. [laughter] mr. trump: a great guy and a great governor. i love you too. look at this guy. [applause] mr. trump: i wanted to know a little bit. he has been my friend a long time and done a great job. i said, let's be specific. we want to be specific. so, i said, give me some information and boy, do it look forward to debating hillary, won't that be fun? i look forward to that. so i said, let's be specific. governorchristie, your , balanced the budget six times without raising taxes. not easy to do. [applause] a $2.3mp: enacted billion job creating tax cut. that is a lot of stuff. $2.3 billion, not easy in new jersey, i can tell you. he shrank the state government by 6500 jobs. governor christie, there is no such thing as bipartisan anymore. it is a beautiful thing.
economic opportunity act will ultimately create 27,000 jobs, 22,000 in the construction industry. a lot of my friends are here tonight. we are all in the construction industry. [applause] mr. trump: governor christie contributed more to the pension system than any other governor in new jersey state history. governor christie brought the insolvent -- and this was important -- the insolvent new jersey unemployment trust fund back to solvency. i can tell you it was done at least two years ahead of schedule. that is a pretty good track record, and that is just a few of the things. that is just a few. we have had an interesting time. you know, it all started, and chris was out there, i was out there, and they have to say, one of the more interesting parts
was, i was watching the debate. i have one debate a really enjoy. i was watching. i like marco very much. chris was over here. i was standing there, i watched it happen. it was -- i mean, he looked like perry mason that evening. that was a rough evening for marco. marco will admit it. that was a rough, rough evening. so this began -- [laughter] mr. trump: there is nothing like new jersey. [applause] mr. trump: there is nothing like new jersey. so many wiseguys. i'll tell you what, you can make it in new jersey, you can do just about anything you want in life. great people. by the way, on june 7, will you do me a favor? go out and vote, please. go out and vote. [applause] mr. trump: boy, are we going to go out in november.
so, on june 16, we are going to build that wall. [applause] mr. trump: the wall is going to be built. we want the wall. hillary -- you talk about bernie sanders. bernie. crooked hillary. i love this crowd. [applause] mr. trump: my people. this is my people. but bernie sanders said that hillary really is, essentially, not fit to be president. she is not qualified to be president. you know why? he said because she suffers from bad judgment. so today, she made this statement. she will not use the term "radical islamic terrorism." [booing] mr. trump: she refuses. you know why she won't? because her president won't use it, that is why. by the way, is she being nice to
him? she couldn't stand him and her husband couldn't stand him. bill couldn't stand him and she couldn't stand him. i wonder why she is being so nice. can you figure it out? she is being so nice. she did not like him one little bit, now anything he says, my president said, my president said. but if you think about it and if you look at it, he said "unqualified," and she suffers from bad judgment. and she does. today, we had a terrible tragedy, and she came up and said that donald trump talked about radical islamic terrorism. she used a different term because she does not want to use that term. she refuses to use that term. i am saying to myself -- it is a terrible thing. he essentially should not be running for office. he does not have the right to run for office. i said to myself, what just happened 12 hours ago? a plane got blown out of the sky.
if anything -- if anybody thinks it wasn't blown out of the sky, you are 100% wrong, folks. ok? you are 100% wrong. it is getting worse. today i was watching one of the networks. they had this great guy from the fbi on, talking about what happened with the plane. it was amazing. it was amazing. i never saw him before on television. he is going back and forth about how bad it is getting, how we are losing control. how don't have an president that knows what he is doing. at the end, he says, let me tell you something. i don't know this man. the person that knows what is going on, the person that understands what is happening, is a guy named donald trump. [applause] mr. trump: a great honor. [chanting "we want trump"]
mr. trump: thank you. thank you. that was a great honor. you are sitting home and watching television and you have this man who is a real expert on exactly this and an expert on terrorism. he says that and that to me, is a great complement. so, on june 16, they came down that beautiful escalator in trump tower. it is very nice, but it doesn't remind me of this one. and it was a big day. i said, we have to do it. there are so many things we can do to make america great again. we are never going to do it. if hillary clinton gets in, i do not know if our country can ever recover. yesterday, i named a large number of judges, and i will be adding to that number, who are really highly, highly respected judges. they come out of heritage, they come out of different groups that have recommended very strongly.
they really recommended strongly. these are great judges. we will be adding additional ones, chris. it is outstanding. one of the most important things, always security first, right? always security. one of the most important things we will be doing, whoever the next president is, is naming judges. probably naming the justices of the united states supreme court. because they are going to take us in a certain direction. it is either going to be down the tubes, or through the roof. i will tell you, through the roof. the judges, the justices, some of them are currently judges, i guess almost all of them are currently judges. but the justices of the united states supreme court, it could be three, could be five, probably going to be three, most likely three, four, could even be five. that is a massive number of justices. wins -- and it looks
like it is going to be hillary. it looks to me, she has gotten totally embroiled in this. how bad a judgment is the e-mail scandal? for what reason did she do that? i know the reason. i know the reason. it is always the same with her. it is always the same with them. but i know she is a liar -- i have used that one already. i cannot use it. i would like to use it again. we will go crooked hillary, ok? crooked may be more accurate, maybe. she is probably going to get out because, i mean, you know -- they keep letting her. what she has done is so much worse than what anybody else running ever, ever, has done. if you look at all these people, general petraeus, they have done a tiny fraction of what she has done. their lives have been destroyed. their lives have been ruined.
what she has done, what she has done, for her to be able to continue to run is an absolute disgrace, in my opinion, to this country. absolute disgrace. [applause] mr. trump: and on top of that, you know, it is an amazing thing. every time i watch the race, bernie sanders wins. bernie sanders wins. he keeps winning. then they have the roundtable. well, hillary clinton will win. it is a rigged deal. i started using the word "rigged." right? months ago, nobody used to be word "rigged." now, everybody is using the word "rigged," and now everybody is calling it rigged. the republican deal was rigged 100%. what did i do? you have to win by massive numbers. and boy, did we get massive numbers. we did well.
[applause] you know, i had, by far, the most delegates. and i came into new york, and everybody said, new york, but the people of new york, they love me. they know me. it is nice when the people -- and you know me as well as they know me. you know how many employees right now -- i am paying so many people. i have so many employees in new jersey. i hate to think about it, i have to be honest. ok? i am taking care of more education and more salaries and more health care than anybody, probably, chris, in new jersey, right? but honestly, i am happy to do it. we have great people. new jersey, let me tell you, new jersey is a great state. it is a state where we have truly, truly great people. truly great people. so i came into new york. and we did not win by a little bit. we won in a massive landslide. we won everything. [applause] and the nice part is they know me the best.
supposing you go into a community and they know you and you don't do well, that is not a good sign. they know me so well, they have seen me so many years, but they are probably sick of me. but they are still voting for trump. and what happened? so, i got 62%. we just knocked them, and it was great. ok. now i go to pennsylvania, great place. connecticut. we will do great in pennsylvania. we have our chairman from pennsylvania. over here someplace. we go to pennsylvania, connecticut, delaware, maryland and rhode island. we won every single subsection of every single state. [applause] we won every county of every state, and we won everything by massive numbers. and don't forget, i got 66%, 67%. don't forget i have three people running. when these guys on television, the most dishonest human beings, these people right here, look at all the cameras.
[booing] they are the worst. donald trump, i watched. we had like seven or eight people, nine people running. donald trump did not get 50%. how do you get 50%? sometimes i have -- you know we started off with 17 people. and actually after about two or three weeks, because i won new hampshire, which was amazing. we will take care of those people. they have a drug problem you would not believe. they have heroin pouring over the border. we are going to seal of the border, we are going to build a wall, have real protection, believe me. we are going to do it for everybody. but we are really doing it. the people of new hampshire are, i mean, it is incredible. it is incredible. what happened, what happened is, and what is happening in new jersey, the drugs are pouring across. illegal immigration, illegal immigrants are coming through. we are going to stop it. we are going to build that wall. it is going to be a real wall. and we are going to have people
come into our country, but they are going to come in to our country legally. ok? legally. [applause] so i went through the next week. i win new york in a landslide. i win, then i win five states. then i am watching and i am hearing that i got something, a little bit less, and actually, everyone was like, i should have done better. but wait a minute, we have all these people. then i go to indiana. that was going to be the firewall. i went there and we won indiana so big, everybody just gave up. they gave up. chris knows what they did. that was the end. and we had a little help. it was a man named bobby knight. ok? bobby knight. bobby. we love bobby. holt and a thlou great coach from purdue. we had a lot of people that really supported.
when bobby knight, who won 900 games, three championships, he had the last undefeated team in college championships, almost two undefeated teams, but he was a great coach. is a great coach. he looks better than ever. but he came out for trump, and i want to tell you, that state went crazy. that was good. if there was ever an endorsement that was good, we won indiana in a landslide. everyone gave up, and now we are going through, and we are doing great. we are just about like 50 short, and we will do great, and we will have an amazing convention. we are going to take care of trade. we are going to make great trade deals. we are going to stop with this nonsense. we are going to make great trade deals, you know, with china. we have a trade deficit with china of $505 billion a year. think of it. how stupid can we be? [booing] obama does nothing about it, hillary knows nothing about it,
she has absolutely no idea. and she is taken care of by the people putting up her money. even if she did, she would say, i cannot do that. she wouldn't know what to do. she would say, i cannot hurt these people. they gave me millions of dollars. let me just tell you, we are going to make the great trade deals out of absolute disgusting, the absolute worst ever negotiated by any country ever in the world. that is how bad they are. they are taking our jobs, they are taking our money, our everything. i really -- i will tell you what to me is the most interesting. i love new york. i know new york. but i really toured this state like i never did before. i went up to albany and i went up to syracuse and it went up to rome -- that is rome, new york. that is the real fromrome, right? i went to suffolk. we did so great. but i looked at factories, and i looked at buildings that were absolutely terrible to look at. they were crumbling. and you could see 20 years ago, 25 years ago, you could see vibrance. and today, you can buy them for
two dollars. i looked at places. and then i went to pennsylvania and i looked at places -- by the way, in pennsylvania, a week before, we have hillary saying that she is going to put the miners and coal mines out of business, ok? [booing] and i said, when i won new york, it was interesting, i said, we are going to put the miners back to work. i don't even know why i said it, and a few weeks later, i went to west virginia. you want to see good numbers? i had really good numbers in west virginia. i did not say it for that reason, but we are going to put people back to work. we are going to take our jobs back. and we are going to use our power, including our power of taxation. when a company moves to mexico, and they think they are going to drop out like carrier, like ford, like nabisco, they think they are going to take our people, fire our people, move to mexico, make their air conditioners and sell them right across the border, no tax, no nothing, guess what, folks?
not going to work that way anymore. not going to work that way anymore. [applause] now, i am a free trader. but i am only a free trader if we make good deals. you can't be a free trade are if everybody else -- these very conservative ideologues say, donald trump is not a free trader. how about jeb bush? donald trump is not a conservative. who cares? who cares? i am a conservative, but who cares? so, somebody asked me yesterday, tell me, are you a free trader? i said yeah, i am a free trader. but here is what i am. actually, it was sean hannity last night. nice guy. do we love sean? [applause] good man. here is my trade deal. they said, what about it? i said, here is what we are going to do. my trade deal is very simple. here is what it is. i am going to make great deals for our country. that is my trade deal. very simple.
we are going to make great deals for our country. you can call it free trade, you can call it 15, whatever you want to call it. we are going to make great deals for our country. it might be free, it might not be free. i can tell you this. when carrier and ford and nabisco are leaving chicago -- they are leaving their plant and moving to mexico. i am not eating oreos. neither is chris. you are not eating oreos anymore. no oreos for either of us. don't feel bad, chris. no oreos for either of us. i will tell you what, folks. there has got to be consequences. when they move, there has got to be consequences. now i have watched for six years as the united states government, on a federal basis, the united states government worked very hard. they wanted to loan money to companies, give them low interest loans. you know, some companies took the money, and then they moved anyway. who does these agreements? but they want to come up with
ideas. so here is my idea. it is not an idea, it is so simple. they worked on it for six years. in the meantime, you look at new jersey, you look at new york, by the way, look at different parts of this country, what nafta has done to us, signed by bill clinton, by the way. [crowd boos] mr. trump: it is one of the worst trade deals in my opinion, and the history of this country. one of the worst ever. and it is going to be repealed, believe me. it is going to be changed. it is going to be repealed or totally renegotiated, probably repealed. probably repealed, probably. so, here is what we are doing. so, carrier moves. we are saying, hi, carrier, how are you doing? how is everything? i got to make the call myself. chris, am i allowed? as president of the united states, am i allowed to call the president of an air-conditioning company? may i? he said, only one time. it will only take one call. my wife would say, do not do that. you are the president. but it is so much fun for me.
so i will call the head of carrier and ford and these companies and i will say, let me tell you something. you have let go of thousands of people, and you have left in this case indiana, chicago, all the different places, michigan. and michigan. which, i will win michigan. we are going to win illinois. we are going to win a new states. i have been talking about it for years. these other guys talk about it, and believe me, it will not work for them. it will not work out so well. we are going to win michigan big, you watch what happens. i'm going to say to them, you want to move your plan? enjoy mexico. beautiful place, beautiful weather. i hope you like 120 degrees, it is wonderful. but here is what you need to do. but every unit you make and sell into the united states, you are going to pay a 35% tax, ok? [applause] 35%. very simple. here is what is going to happen. some conservatives will say, that is not free market. i mean, we are losing our shirts, folks. we are losing our jobs, we do not have a choice.
here is what we are going to do. if i saw carrier before they move, in other words, i want to get in there quickly. i need to get in there fast before they move. i would say, you move, enjoy yourself. you are going to pay a 35% tax. they are not moving. they are not going to move. it is very simple. they are not moving. now, if it is too late and they move, i am charging these companies some tax because you know what, we are getting killed. we are losing all of our jobs, we are losing everything. so, at least the united states will make a hell of a lot of money. and what do you think? and these dummies say, oh, well, that's the trade war. trade war? we are losing $500 billion in trade with china. who the hell cares if there is a trade war? it is trade war. [applause] it is crazy. think about it. $500 billion, and they are telling me about a trade war. you are not going to have a trade war. two things are going to happen. china devalues their currency. that is how they are killing us. they devalue their currency. they are behaving very badly.
on top of that, they are building fortresses in the south china sea. they are doing things. let me tell you something. china will behave. china will be our friend. we will do better with china under me, and we are also going to do better economically under me. they will respect our country once again. i was told yesterday by an important person that china is very concerned about donald trump being elected. because you know why? because they are going to have to pay up. they are going to have to do something. they are going to have to do. and i will say, look. a lot of you do not know the world of economics, and you should not even bother. do me a favor, leave it to me. just go and enjoy your life. but china is killing us, and so are other countries, with the devaluation of their currency. and they are making it impossible for our companies to
compete. and they are doing it more than ever, worse than ever. nine months ago, they did a devaluation that they were not supposed to do, the biggest devaluation in 20 years, ok? the biggest devaluation in two decades. not going to happen anymore, folks. they make it impossible for us. it is not going to happen anymore. and when companies move, different situation, and they want to move to a different place, or they want to move in particular to mexico, which is becoming a mini version of china, we will be friendly with the mexican people. i love the mexican people. i employ thousands and thousands of hispanics. i am doing great in the polls. and by the way, the hispanics love me. you know why? they are here legally, and they do not want their jobs taken away, their houses taken away. that is why i am doing well with the hispanics. we are doing great with the african-americans. they know i am going to create jobs. i'm going to bring back jobs. we are not going to be the stupid country anymore. we are right now, folks, believe me.
we are viewed as the stupid country. we are like a big, big, sloppy bully that gets punched in the face and goes down. you ever see a bully get knocked out? it is a terrible thing, unless you are doing the punching, then it is ok. but just so you understand, we are going to change things. we are going to make great trade deals. we are going to have tremendous borders. we want people to come in, but come in legally. we need the wall for drugs. just recently, two weeks ago, 16,500 border patrol agents endorsed me. and i called them and said to them, frankly, because these are great people, they are told to stand back. they are great people. they endorse me because they want to do the job. they are fantastic people. and they can do a great job. but i said to them when they endorsed me, i said, do we need the wall? you know what their answer was? mr. trump, we absolutely need the wall. they told me. i just wanted to be sure.
i said -- [chanting "build the wall"] mr. trump: because i said to them, i want to build a wall. who knows better than the border patrol? that is what they do. they walk the border. they said, mr. trump, you absolutely -- it is another tool, and there are other things, but you absolutely need the wall, mr. trump. it needs to be a real wall, not the little toy wall. see that ceiling? that ceiling is peanuts, folks. we are going to build a wall, and if they ever get up, then they are going to say, oh man, how do i get down from this wall? we are going to make it big. we are going to make it beautiful. we are going to make it powerful. and we are going to rebuild our military because our military is being decimated. did anybody see the big piece on television all last week where our fighter pilots are going to
junkyards to buy planes. this is the united states. we saw it. where our fighter pilots and fighter planes are going to junkyards, where they have junkyards for the old, broken down planes. and they are stripping the planes apart and putting them on our 20-year-old fighter planes. we are like a third world country. and what we do is we are ordering planes. and other countries are ordering modern planes that are clean and beautiful. we are putting junk back on our planes, and we are putting our pilots in there, and stripping other planes on the runway because they cannot get the planes to work. they are using, essentially, 60% of our funding. and i am saying, is this the united states? is this our country? obama does not care. he cannot care. he cannot care. he cannot care. so what we are going to do is, our military is being depleted at a time when we need our military probably more than ever before, right?
we are going to have a military that is going to be so big, so strong, and so powerful that nobody is going to mess with us. just remember, nobody, nobody. and as part of that, and to me, very important, we are going to take care of our vets. because our vets are being treated badly. [applause] we are going to repeal and replace obamacare. obamacare is a disaster. [applause] we are going to terminate common core, and we are going to have local education for your children. [applause] we are going to preserve the second amendment, which is under siege. [applause] and we are going to make america first -- there is an expression. we do not make america first. that is why we have all these bad deals. we have all of these negotiators, first of all, they are political hacks. they should not have the job.
we are going to use -- we have the greatest business people in the world. we are going to use the greatest business minds when we negotiate with china and all these countries that rip us off. we are going to use the greatest business people in the world. you are going to see a difference like you have not ever seen before. when we defend these countries and nato, i am all for nato, but you know what? we have a lot of other countries in nato that are not paying us that are supposed to be paying us. they are not living up to the deal. in the old days, when i used to collect rent in brooklyn, the word is "delinquent." they owe us a lot of brent. they owe us money. they are delinquent. we are defending them, and they are paying a fraction of what they are supposed to be paying. do you know the kind of money we are talking about? now, we defend japan. most people don't even know it. we defend japan. we defend germany. we defend saudi arabia. saudi arabia, before the oil, before the drop in oil do not worry about it.
they are making a lot. they were making $1 billion a day. would you like that for new jersey, chris? $1 billion a day? [applause] we get practically nothing, folks. and they would not be there. and i have so many friends that are saudis that buy my apartments, you would not believe it. they are all great. we cannot be fooled any longer, we cannot be taken advantage of any longer. we are going to make our country rich again and strong again. we will be able to afford social security and medicare again. i am the only one that says that. we will not be led down the tubes by an incompetent person like hillary clinton. because you look at what she has done, her deal with libya. [booing] just take a look at libya. it is a catastrophe. by the way, you have benghazi. think of what -- think of libya. they have some of the finest oil in the world. you know who has the oil? isis has the oil. isis. this was her deal. [booing] so many other mistakes, so many
and other mistakes. i have a whole list, but i am not going to do that, because we are having too much fun. let me just tell you folks, i have gone all over the country. i have seen millions of people. we have the biggest crowds by far, far bigger than bernie. he is second. i think what happens, i believe that his people, a large percentage of his people, vote for trump. you watch, you watch what is going to happen. the one thing he is right on is trade. he has got that right, except he cannot do anything about it. we both have the same the you. we are getting ripped off on trade. the difference is, i am going to make a great deal as opposed to saying, we are just getting ripped off. that is all he can do. here is what we are going to do, folks. we are going to make our country absolutely great again. we are going to start winning. we do not win anymore. we do not win anymore. we are going to win on military, we are going to win for our vet s. we are going to win with our
health care, common core, we are terminating. we are going to win with education. we are going to win at every single level. we are going to win with trade, we are going to win with the border. we are going to win so much -- you guys are all friends, right? you are going to call me, and you will have chris christie call me, maybe even mary pat. i think she would be better. and you say, donald, the people of new jersey cannot stand you winning so much for our country. [applause] they cannot stand it. could you stop winning so much? it is driving them crazy. and i will say, mary pat, i will not do that. we are going to win, win, win. we are going to make america great again. greater than ever before. and we are going to have a lot of fun, and we are going to be respected as a country again. so i want to thank everybody. i love you all. i love new jersey. june 7, june 7. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you.