Washington This Week CSPAN July 16, 2016 11:14am-12:00pm EDT
keep the flavor and there could be some other entertainment. .e mentioned the lighting grid [applause] mr. trump: thank you, everybody. a great honor. a great honor, thank you. this is a wonderful day. on a saturday morning. isn't that nice? thank you, and we are going to have an incredible convention. it is going really well. we are going to get things solved and do lots of wonderful things for our country, most importantly. i am here to introduce the man who will be my partner in this
campaign and the white house, to fix our rigged system. , ande in a rigged system to make america safe again and to make america great again. [applause] i want to also address the islamic terror attack in france. we have witnessed horror the on leaf, no matter where you look, and it is happening more and more and it is never going to stop. we need new leadership. we need new thinking. we need strength. we need in our country law and order. if i am elected president, that will happen. [applause] i want to express our unyielding support for the people of france, and we mourn
their loss as a nation. concerned,urkey is so many friends in turkey, great people, amazing people. we wish them well. it looks like they are resolving the difficulty but we wish them well. a lot of anguish last night but hopefully it will all work out. as the nextully president of the united states, i want to refer back to what has happened over the years. the middle east today is more unstable than ever before. it has never been like this, out of control. after four years of clinton who really like the way and let path, as ia horrible do not even think he could have made these decisions so badly, he led him right down a horrible pass. he did not know what he was doing.
syria, all into chaos and iran is on a path to nuclear weapons. we gave them back $150 billion and did not get our hostages until the end. now we are seeing unrest in turkey, a further demonstration of the failures of obama-clinton. you just have to look, every single thing they touched has , horrible,orrible death-defying problems. we also need to bring back in this country, as we see what happened, our industry, our manufacturing, our jobs. they have been taken away like we are babies, taken away. we are going to bring them back. i have found the leader who will help us deliver a safe society and prosperous, really prosperous society for all of america, indiana governor mike pence was my first choice.
i have admired the work he has done, especially in the state of indiana. i am going to go over some of those accomplishments in just a minute. that also admire the fact he fights for the people and he is going to fight for you. he is a solid, solid person. [applause] governor pence served indiana with distinction in congress. he rose to leadership and served as the chairman of the entire house republican conference, number one. ofhas really got the skills a highly talented executive, leading the state of indiana to ins, growth, and opportunity spite of the relentless obstacles put in his way at wayy -- and every state's
by the obama administration. high taxes and regulations, and it is out of control. man of honor,a character, and honesty. hillary clinton is the embodiment of corruption. she is a corrupt person. what she has done with her e-mails, with so many things, and i see the ads up all of the time. she is totally bought and pay -- paid for by wall street, special interests, and the lobbyists, 100%. she is crooked hillary. [applause] think thatand i ,hile she got away with murder in fact i think it might be her greatest accomplishment, escaping the recent scandal and her lies and the loss of 33,000
e-mails. but it was not a loss. that in itself is a major crime. other people have been paying tremendous prices for what they have done, which is peanuts compared to what happened with hillary clinton. 33,000 e-mails are missing and that is ok? did not give them to the fbi. did not give them to the attorney general, and that is ok? wipes her server clean, that is ok? these are crimes. these are crimes. and how she got away with it, i think i understand it but i think a lot of people do not. while i believe she did not pay the price she should have paid, she is going to pay that price when november 8 rolls around. she is going to pay it at the polls. i believe it. [applause] mr. trump: on top of everything
else, hillary may 21 $.6 million giving speeches to special interests in a short period of time. she is totally owned by wall street. she believes in globalism and it is not that she believes in it. the people that give her all of this money believes in it and she will believe whatever they want her to believe. believe me. that is it. what a difference between crooked hillary clinton and mike pence. [applause] pence will never be afraid to speak the name of islam,my, radical radical islamic terrorism. you saw at the other day with the truck, screaming out the window.
you heard what he was screaming out the window. you saw it in san bernardino. you saw it at the world trade center. you saw it in orlando, how horrible was that? you saw it in paris. you see it all over. hillary is a weak person. we are the law and order candidates, and with the law and order party, we are going to change things around. there is going to be respect again for law and order. [applause] mr. trump: hillary clinton's foreign policy helped launch isis. i see the ads she puts on. -- which one statement is fine -- she will take that statement and put on a totally dishonest -- because she has a
lot of money given to her by the .obbyists and the special i see the ads on foreign policy, she is talking about donald trump does not have foreign-policy experience. of course not. i have been a very successful business person, but if you look at my goals, i said do not go into iraq and nobody cared. take the oil, many calls i have made. i said that in scotland and the u.k., that was going to happen. i was the one that predicted it and everybody said, he is wrong. president obama said, if that happens they will get to the back of the line which is probably why they lost. themsider it a win for actually because they do not want to be told what to do and be told when people pour into the country to have to take them even if they are not qualified, even if they do not have
paperwork, even if they have no idea where they come from. i said that brexit is going to happen, i said they are going to break away and everybody laughed at me. the odds were 20%. then when it happened, she took an ad saying donald trump said this or that, what i am the one who said that was going to happen. some of the more fair reporters, about 30% of them, said, he is right. so mike pence will never be afraid to speak the name of our enemy, so important. onei think if you look at of the big reasons that i chose and one of the reasons as part of unity, have to be honest . so many people have said party unity because i am an outsider. i want to be an outsider. i think that is one of the reasons i won in a landslide.
this was not close. this was not close. [applause] mr. trump: this was not close. the history of the republican running,th 17 people you have to understand, other people ran against 1, 2, and "wee, we got -- i say me -- " because i am a messenger -- we got almost 14 million votes, almost more than any other person in the republican primary system running for president. think of it. that is more than ronald reagan, more than richard nixon, more than dwight d. eisenhower. more than the bushes, but i mean by a lot. that is with 17 people. that means our message is unbelievable.
i want to thank all of the loyal people because i have such loyal, unbelievable people and they displayed that just yesterday in cleveland, where what is going to be so amazing. it was on display where we had this group of people, many of whom i have known and i will not say because for party unity, i will say they are wonderful people. never trump. they got crushed and they got crushed immediately because people want what we are saying to happen. they are tired of a country that has horrible trade deals, that has no borders, that has taxes that are through the roof, highest taxed nation just about in the world, that has regulations that do not allow you to start a business and destroy your business if you do so. to begin of destroying takeesses, we are going to
care of the miners and steelworkers and put them back to work. [applause] mr. trump: they are very tired of it, what i want to thank all of those people, the delegates on the different committees because way, was that something? unfortunately the vote was very 112 but essentially we had -- this was the vote that was going to put it on the floor and we would have a big fight -- people agree. they want the wall, they want the borders, they want these things to happen. and what we are doing that i'm so proud of, and nobody else would even think about doing, i have fought very hard for it. we will call the johnson amendment where he took away from the evangelicals -- and i want to thank the evangelicals because without them i could not have won this nomination.
the evangelicals have been unbelievable. i dominated with the evangelicals. a lot of people were surprised. they say he is not perfect but they know i'm going to get the job done, and they are really smart. [applause] mr. trump: and i said for the that, we are going to do something that nobody has even tried to do. it was passed by lyndon johnson and his group. he was a powerful president that got bogged down in a war that destroyed him. but he was a powerful president, and we call it the johnson amendment. if you arenned evangelical and you want to talk religion, you lose your tax-exempt status. platform, we are going to get rid of that horrible johnson amendment. we are going to let evangelicals
, we are going to let christians and jews and people of religion talk without being afraid to talk. i saw this, i had so many great leaders up to my office. the absolute top evangelical leaders, christian leaders, jewish leaders. believe it or not, some muslim leaders. people are going to be surprised to hear that. i had the top leaders up to my office and i said, why is it that you are so powerful as an individual and yet when you get out there you are sort of timid? they did not know how to answer the question. it took two or three meetings before i figured it out. one great gentleman that everybody knows but whose name i will not reveal said, esther trump, we live in fear in our churches and synagogues. we live in fear that we are going to lose our tax-exempt status if we say anything that is even slightly political.
and i looked out the window in trump tower and pointed to people walking down the street. i said, they have the right to speak and you don't. that means they are more powerful than you are. we need to do something about it. how did it start? they said it started because of lyndon johnson. he had a problem in texas with a certain religious leader and he did this and got it done, and we are going to undo it so that religious leaders in this country and is unbelievable people -- and not because they backed me in such large numbers -- but so religion can again have a voice. voice has been taken away and we are going to change that. [applause] mr. trump: back to mike pence. so, one of the primary reasons i chose mike was, i looked at
indiana and i won indiana big. indiana was going to be the firewall, that is where trump was going down. indiana was going to be the firewall so i got to study indiana and i got to study new york and a lot of other places, and i saw how nafta, signed by bill clinton has drained our manufacturing jobs. drained us like we have never been drained before. .afta, signed by bill clinton nafta is the worst economic deal in the history of our country. manufacturing down in sums dates -- in some states 65%. i have a friend who is a great builder. what he builds his plans. he does not build buildings, he builds plans, the biggest in the world from what i hear. i said, how is business?
i was with him the other day. he goes, unbelievable. i am surprised. why is it unbelievable? he said, donald, what we are doing in mexico you will never believe. we are building plants in mexico the likes of which we have never seen. what about this country? not much, that was the expression. he said, not much. but mexico? he said, i have never seen anything like it. . am going to reverse it we are going to bring our jobs back to our country. and he was better than a pollster, better than a consultant. i say how are you doing and you get a big report that costs you millions of dollars. .hat does not cost me millions
i give them $10,000. it costs other campaigns million. a guy like this is better than anybody you can hire to do a report, and he did not say it from the standpoint of he is upset about it, just fact. how are we doing? unbelievable in mexico. he said, i have never seen anything like it. ford is building massive plants there instead of in michigan. and you know that i know how to do that, so easy. andthey are not going to do they are not going to take advantage of us without retribution. when you consequences fire thousands of people and move to another country and think you are going to make your product and sell it here. here ate consequences those consequences are going to keep companies in our country.
everybody knows what the consequences are but i will not say that because i am much more interested in mike. rate --s unemployment this was the primary reason i wanted mike other than he looks very good, he has got an incredible family, incredible wife and family, karen is amazing. [applause] respected,highly expected to go for another four years. i think he would have one very easily in indiana. their unemployment rate has fallen when he was there 8.4% when he was governor to less than 5% in may of 2016. 2013, indiana's labor force has increased by more than 186,000 jobs. i have gone to all of these things.
every time i have statisticians, i say give me the stats, and it is always bad. down, down 40%, 50%, 60% in some cases. here is where it has gone up. upvate-sector job growth is by more than 147,000 jobs since 2013. that is very unusual. governor pence talents the budget. -- balanced the budget. he balanced the budget. they do not know what that means. governor pence balanced the budget and maintains a $2 million reserve fund. it is also rated aaa, their bonds. very few states have that, aaa. that is as good as you can get
whether you are a company or a state. recognized recently by chief executive magazine as the number one state in the midwest for business, number one. and it is not even close. 34,000re approximately fewer hoosiers on unemployment insurance now than there were when mike pence took office. so you have fewer hoosiers, fewer people from indiana. knight, aat, bobby friend who really did help me. if you want a reference, bobby knight and indiana, we love bobby knight. indiana has the second lowest unemployment rate in the nation is veterans, where nobody fighting for the veterans like i am fighting for them. the veterans have been left behind. [applause]
mr. trump: if you remember a few months ago hillary clinton said, the v.a. is much better. they are doing a much better job than people give it credit for. line, are dying in waiting five or six days for doctors. it is a scandal. take a look at what is happening with the v.a. in arizona. just the veterans administration, it is a scandal. it is corrupt, it is incompetent, it is a scandal. and hillary clinton thought it was just fine. and boy, am i going to win big with the veterans. we know that for a fact. [applause] mr. trump: so it is now 2.4% for veterans in 2013 when mike pence took office -- so it is now 2.4% for veterans. in 2013 when mike pence took .ffice it was one of the worst
indianapolis is ranked second in top 10 metro areas for young college graduates. that is a great thing. .nd mike worked hard on that he was telling me that was not easy. under governor pence's leadership indiana and acted the k-12 grant industry. isn't that a great thing? indiana has just about the largest school choice program in america. school choice is where it is at. if you want to get your schools better you have got to get rid of common core fast. governor pence and acted the largest income tax cut and the state. cutting taxes and balancing the budget. along with corporate tax reform,
just about number one in the country. cnbc ranked indiana first in the nation for its infrastructure. so with all of these cuts and balancing budgets and spending more money on education and infrastructure is kept up. that had so much -- look, as a builder, nobody in the history of this country has ever known so much about infrastructure as donald trump. do i know how to build a wall. do i know how to build infrastructure. it is very interesting, we are right to-- i won the have the old post office building on pennsylvania avenue right you're the white house. it is amazing, probably the best location, one of the most sought .fter projects by the gsa
i like what is going to happen and we are going to have an opening very soon. i thought the other day i was going over the numbers, we are year,budget and about a actually more than a year, we are a year ahead of schedule and under budget substantially, and the quality of the work is even better than we were originally going to do. [applause] explained to a i government representative that we are under budget and ahead of schedule they'll most all off because they have never heard those words before. so when i see what happened to indiana, which was having tremendous problem, when i see what happened to indiana under mike's work, and his predecessor did a great job, when i see what happened with respect to the
, the state, and everything else, that to me was probably the single most important one. it is something that has not happened, almost has not happened in this whole country. the turnaround and strength of indiana has been incredible, and i learned that when i campaigned and i learned that when i won that state in a landslide, and i learned that when governor pence under tremendous pressure from establishment people, endorsed somebody else but it was more of an endorsement for me, if you remember. he talked about trump and then he talked about ted, who is a good guy, by the way, ted cruz, good guy. but he talked about ted and then back to trump. so even though he was under , someone outside of the
establishment, it was the single greatest non-endorsement i have ever had. [applause] mr. trump: so with that, i would like to introduce a man who i truly believe will be outstanding in every way and will be the next vice president of the united states. governor mike pence. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. [applause] gov. pence: on behalf of my ,amily here and looking on would you join me in thanking donald trump, melanie a, and his entire family for the sacrifices they are making to make america great again?
[cheers and applause] gov. pence: and i think donald , the confidence you have accept your, and i invitation to run and served as vice president of the united states of america. [applause] i come to this moment deeply humbled over the grateful heart. grateful to god for his amazing grace. grateful to my wonderful wife, karen, and our three incredible kids, michael, charlotte, and audrey. fighter, is to this patriotic american who has set aside a legendary career in
business to build a stronger america. donald j trump. [applause] ,ov. pence: and let me say having had the privilege to spend time with this man and his imily out of the limelight, know what all of america will soon now even better. these are good people. andld trump is a good man he will make a great president of the united states of america. [applause] trumpence: donald understands the frustrations and hopes of the american people like no leader since ronald reagan. the american people are tired. we are tired of being told. we are tired of being told that this is as good as it gets. we are tired of having politicians in both parties in washington, d.c. tell us they
will get to those problems tomorrow. as ronald reagan said, we are tired of being told that a little intellectual elite in a far distant capital can plan our lives better for us than we can plan them ourselves. donald trump gets it and understand the american people. [applause] i truly am deeply humbled to be at his side today. when i got this call last wednesday i could only think of an ancient question. who am i, the lord? who is my family that you have brought us this far? let me each ride and answer that question for a few minutes. the people who know me well know i am a pretty basic guy. i am a christian, conservative, and republican, in that order. [applause] currently: while i am
, i currently have the privilege of serving the state that i love i am really just a small town boy who grew up in southern indiana with a big family and a cornfield in the backyard. like donald trump, my grandfather immigrated to this country and in many ways i grew up with a front row seat to the american dream. i watched my mom and dad held everything that matters -- a -- i startedess, in politics in the other party but when i came of age, i was and the by the ideals eloquence of our 40th president, and i became a republican. the most important thing in my life is that 31 years ago i married the girl of my dream, who will make a
great second lady of the united states of america. [applause] and while this office is an extraordinary office to which to ask -- aspire, the highest role i will ever play is dad. i am a proud father of the college student, a graduate turned writer, and a united states marine. [cheers and applause] know, my career, i ran for congress before the republican revolution led by newt gingrich in 1994. by the time i got elected to washington, d.c., sometimes i felt like i was elected after it was over. ir my first day in congress found myself battling the big spenders in both political parties, whether opposing no
child left behind, the wall street bailout, i fought every single day for taxpayers and fiscal responsibility when i was a member of the congress of the united states. lost the republicans congress in 2006 i was actually unanimously elected to serve in leadership, and we fought back against the nancy pelosi congress. we opposed obamacare and their ,ax increases and their trade and i was part of the team that won the congress back from democratic control in 2010. [applause] happenede: all that before i went back home again to indiana. but i want to say i answered this call for two reasons. first, because i know from first-hand experience that strong republican leadership can bring about real change just
like we have seen in the hoosier state. and secondly, because hillary clinton must never become president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] on the firstow, point i know what i'm talking about. in indiana we prove every day that you can build a growing economy on balanced budget, low taxes while making record investments in education, roads, and health care. we like to say indiana is a state that works, and it does. because republican principles work every time you put them into practice. we have a $2 billion surplus and
the highest credit rating. hoosier businesses have created nearly 150,000 net new jobs, and we have more hoosiers going to 200 than ever before in the year history of the great state of indiana. that is what republican leadership gets you. [applause] gov. pence: and let me say for my heart, that is what the no-nonsense leadership of donald j trump will bring to washington, d.c. [applause] gov. pence: elections are about choices. elections are about choices, and i also joined this ticket because the choice could not be more clear. the stakes could not be higher. americans can choose a leader who will fight to make america safe and prosperous again, and cang real change, or we
elect someone who literally personifies the failed establishment in washington, d.c. seven been a half years of barack obama and hillary clinton's policies have weakened america's place in the world and stifled our nation's economy. terrorist attacks at home and abroad, graham and heartbreaking scenes from france just a few short days ago. the attempted coup in turkey, all a test to a world spinning apart. history teaches us that weakness arouses evil. hillary clinton and barack obama's foreign-policy of leading from behind, moving redlines, feigning resets with a resurgent russia, and the rise of isis is a testament to this truth of history, and we must wring a change to america's stand in the world. [applause] we cannot have four
more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends. america needs to be strong for the world to be safe. on the world stage, donald trump will lead from strength. he will rebuild the arsenal of alliescy, stand with our , and hunt down and destroy the enemies of our freedom. [applause] home, the: and at choice is just as clear. wants to cuttrump taxes, hillary clinton plans to raise taxes on small businesses and family farms. donald trump is committed to repeal obama care lock, stock, and barrel, hillary clinton looks at obama care as a good start and wants to take bernie sanders' path to single-payer
socialized medicine. donald trump supports and all of the above strategy and will and the war on coal. hillary clinton promised an energy plan that would close on american coal mines and put coal miners out of work. where donald trump wants to build a wall and temporarily suspend immigration from countries compromised by terrorism, hillary clinton plans to ignore the supreme court, reimpose executive amnesty, and would increase our refugee program by more than 500%. and where donald trump will appoint justices like the late antonin scalia who will uphold our constitution, hillary clinton will support supreme court justices who will legislate from the bench, and rewrite our second amendment. to every american who shares our convictions, i say to you, join us.
for the sake of our security, for the sake of our prosperity, for the sake of a supreme court that will never turn its back on our god-given liberties, let's come together. as a party and a people and a movement to make america great again, and that day begins when donald trump weekends -- becomes the 45th president of the united states of america. thank you for the honor. for your support, and god bless the united states of america. applause]d ♪
>> donald trump and governor mike pence of indiana, as the trump campaign announces the selection of governor pence as donald trump's running mate. we heard remarks from both their presumptive nominee, donald trump, and his selection to be his vice presidential running mate, indiana governor mike pence. we are going to take your calls and get your thoughts on this selection of governor pence.
the numbers on your screen. for those of you listening on c-span radio, as a democrat, it is 202-748-8920. 202-748-8921. 202-748ence and others, -8922. the trump campaign has redesigned a website already. the new trump-pence campaign with a new logo and a new page republicanh the presidential candidate, donald trump, and his running mate