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at 1 p.m. eastern. announcer: watch live coverage of the third debate between hillary clinton and donald trump on wednesday night. 7:30ive review starts at p.m. eastern. the briefing for the debate audience is at 9 p.m. eastern. stay with us for viewer reaction, and putting your calls, tweets, facebook postings. watch using your desktop phone or tablet on c-span.org. listen with the three c-span radio app.downloaded from the app store or google play. announcer: donald trump spoke at a campaign rally in west palm beach, florida, where he denied allegations of sexual assault. to remarks were in response the new york times and people
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magazine. and he has threatened to sue if retracted.s were not ♪ and i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men who died who gave that right to me and i gladly stand up next to you defend her today there is no doubt i love this land, god bless the usa. ♪ [cheers and applause] mr. trump: wow. what a group. thank you. thank you very much. thank you, both.
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[chanting usa] mr. trump: thank you, folks, it is great to be right here in florida, which we love. in 26 days, we are going to win this great state, and we are going to win the white house. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt -- when i say corrupt, i am talking about totally corrupt political establishment with a
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new government, controlled by you, the american people. there is nothing the political establishment will not do, no lie that they will not tell. to hold their prestige and power , at your expense. and that is what has been happening. the washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason, to protect and enrich itself. the establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. as an example, just one single trade deal they would like to pass, involves trillions of dollars, controlled by many countries, corporations, and lobbyists.
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for those who control the levers of power in washington, and for the global special interest, they partner with these people that do not have your good in mind. our campaign represents a true, existential threat. like they have not seen before. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this is not simply another four-year election. this is a crossroads in the history of our civilization, that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government. the political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive
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illegal immigration, and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry. the political establishment has brought about the destruction of our factories and our jobs, as they flee to mexico, china, and other countries all around the world. our just-announced job numbers are anemic, our gross domestic product, or gdp, is barely above 1%, and going down. workers in the united states are making less than they were almost 20 years ago, and yet, they are working harder. but so am i, working harder. [applause] mr. trump: that, i can tell you.
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extra. it is a global power structure, that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a handful of large corporations and political entities. just look at what this corrupt establishment has done to our cities, like detroit, flint, michigan, and towns in rural pennsylvania, ohio, north carolina, and all across parts of our country. take a look at what is going on. they've stripped away these towns bare and raided the wealth for themselves, and taking our jobs away out of our country, never to return, unless i am elected president. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: the clinton machine is at the center of this power structure. we have seen this firsthand in the wikileaks documents, in which hillary clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of u.s. sovereignty, in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends, and her donors. [booing] mr. trump: so true. >> lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. mr. trump: honestly, she should be locked up. she should be locked up.
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and likewise, the e-mails show that the clinton machine is so closely and irrevocably tied to the media organizations that she , that she is given the questions and answers in advance of her debate performance with bernie sanders. [booing] hillary clinton is also given approval and veto power over quotes written about her in the "new york times." they definitely do not do that to me. that, i can tell you. and the e-mails show the reporters collaborate and conspired directly with the clinton campaign on helping her win the election, all over.
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with their control over the government, with trillions of dollars on the line, the clinton machine is determined to achieve the destruction of our campaign. not going to happen. [cheers] which has now become a great, great movement, the likes of which our country has never seen before. never, ever. [cheers] mr. trump: they have never seen a movement like this in our country before. yesterday, in florida, massive crowds, people lined up outside of big arenas, not able to get in. it never happened before. it is one of the great political phenomena. the most powerful weapon deployed by the clintons is the corporate media, the press. [booing] mr. trump: let's be clear on one
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thing. the corporate media in our country, it is no longer involved in journalism. they are a political special interest, no different than any lobbyist or other financial entity with a total political agenda, and the agenda is not for you, it is for themselves. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and their agenda is to elect crooked hillary clinton at any cost, at any price, no matter how many lives they destroy. for them, it is a war. and for them, nothing at all is out of bounds. this is a struggle for the
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survival of our nation, believe me. and this will be our last chance to save it, on november 8. remember that. [applause] mr. trump: this election will determine whether we are a free nation, or whether we only have the illusion of democracy, that are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests, rigging the system, and our system is rigged. this is reality. you know it, they know it, i know it. and pretty much the whole world knows it. the establishment and their media enablers will control over this nation, through means that are very well known. anyone who challenges their control is deemed a sexist, a racist, a xenophobe and morally deformed.
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they will attack you, they will slander you, they will seek to destroy your career and your family. they will seek to destroy everything about you, including your reputation. they will lie, lie, lie, and then again, they will do worse than that. they will do what ever is necessary. the clintons are criminals, remember that. they are criminals. [cheers and applause] >> lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up.
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[applause] mr. trump: this is well documented, and the establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive cover up of widespread criminal activity at the state department, and at the clinton foundation, in order to keep the clintons in power. [booing] mr. trump: never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this. one that includes the total destruction of 33,000 e-mails, 13 iphones, some by hammer, laptops, missing boxes of evidence, and many other things. people who are capable of such crimes against our nation are capable of anything.
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and so, now, we address the slander and libel that was just last night thrown at me by the clinton machine and the "new york times" and other media outlets, as part of a concerted, coordinated, and vicious attack. it is not a coincidence that these attacks come at the exact same moment, and altogether at the same time, as wikileaks releases documents exposing the massive international corruption of the clinton machine, including 2000 more e-mails just this morning. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: these vicious claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: and the clintons know it, and they know it very well. these claims are all fabricated. they are pure fiction, and they are outright lies. these events never, ever happened, and the people that meekly, fully understand. if you look at these people, if you study these people, you will understand also. the claims are preposterous, ludicrous, and defy truth, common sense and logic. we already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public in an appropriate way, and at an appropriate time, very soon. [applause] these lies come from
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outlets, whose past stories and past claims have already been discredited. the media outlets did not even attempt to confirm the most basic facts, because even a simple investigation would have shown that these were nothing more than false mirrors. six months ago, the failing "new york times" wrote a massive story attacking me, and the central witness they used was false, that she was quoted inaccurately. she said that i was a great guy, she had great courage, she was an amazing person. and never made those remarks. that i was a great guy. never made the remarks. when i read it, i was surprised. how could she say that? and if she did not say it.
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we demanded a retraction, but they refuse to print. just like they refused to print the comments from another source who praised it in her book, or the words from another wonderful woman who said nice things about me. they put other statements, that she didn't say. they misrepresented. the story was a fraud, and a big embarrassment to the "new york times." and it was a big, front page story, front page, center, color picture, a disgrace. they were very embarrassed. it will be part of the lawsuit we are preparing against them. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: now, today, the same two discredited writers who should have been fired from the "new york times" for what they
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did, tell another fabricated and a false story that supposedly took place on an airplane, more than 30 years ago. another ridiculous tale, no witnesses, no nothing. then, there was a writer from "people" magazine, who wrote a story on melania and myself, on our first anniversary. the story was beautiful, it was beautiful. it was lovely. but last night, we hear that after 12 years -- this took place 12 years ago. this story, a new claim that i made inappropriate advances during the interview to this writer. i asked a very simple question, why wasn't it part of the story that appeared 12 years ago? why didn't they make it part of the story?
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i was one of the biggest stars on television with "the apprentice," and it would have been one of the biggest stories of the year. think of it. she is doing the story on melania, who is pregnant at the time. and donald trump, our one-year anniversary. and she said, i made inappropriate advances. and by the way, the area was a public area. people all over the place. take a look. you take a look. look at her, look at her words, and you tell me what you think. i don't think so. i don't think so. [cheers] mr. trump: but it is amazing. doing a story, a love story, on how great we are together. and by the way, we are stronger today than we ever were before. which is great.
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[applause] mr. trump: but it is a love story. it is a love story. on our one-year -- and if i did that, she would've added that -- it would have been the headline. and who would have done that, if you are doing this and you have one of the top shows on television? these people are horrible people. they are horrible, horrible liars. and interestingly, it happens to appear 26 days before our very important election. isn't that amazing? this invented account has already been debunked by eyewitnesses, who were there. they were there. the very witness identified by the author has said the story is totally false. by the way, it is a room that everybody can see. and it has got glass walls.
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it is the mar lago, it has got glass walls. can you believe this? why wasn't it in the story, biggest story of the year? this weekend, the "new york times" published a full-page hit piece, with another claim from an individual who has been totally discredited based on the many, many, many e-mails and letters she has sent to our office over the years, looking for work. donald is great, wanting to go to my rallies. but "the new york times" -- and this was a full op-ed piece -- refused to use the evidence that we presented. refused to use it. if they used it, they would have said, oh, there is no story. others in the media, which almost surprises me, because they are dishonest also, were presented with the story by this woman, numerous times, and they got very excited. but after seeing the evidence
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that we immediately give them, all of them refuse to write the story. there was no story. the "times," though, didn't want to say they wrote the story. they just wrote the story. and this was a full-page opposite the editorials. this was part of a concerted effort, led by the "new york times" and others. now, the "new york times" is fighting desperately for its relevance and its financial survival. and it probably won't even be around in a few years, based on its financial outlook. which would not be a bad thing, if you want to know the truth. [applause] mr. trump: but as it winds down its years, and is becoming -- it is becoming more and more problematic, it has gotten more and more vicious, more and more vile, and even the other mainstream media is talking about the single greatest
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pile-on in history. and all between now and november 8. and you have to see the stories. it is one after another after another, and facts mean nothing. third-rate journalism. the great editors of the past from the "new york times" and others, ladies and gentlemen, are spinning in their graves. i will not allow the clinton machine to turn our campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies, but will remain focused on the issues facing the american people. [cheers and applause] trump, trump, trump,
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trump. mr. trump: thank you, thank you. but let me state this as clearly as i can. these attacks are orchestrated by the clintons and their media allies. the only thing hillary clinton has going for herself is the press. without the press, she is absolutely zero. [cheers] mr. trump: and you saw that the other night in the debate, where some people said she made virtually a fool of herself. this is not presidential material, believe me. [cheers] mr. trump: what they say is false and slanderous, in virtually every respect. we are now less than a month from the most important election of our lifetime. indeed, one of the most important elections in the history of our country. and the polls are showing us in
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a dead heat, don't believe what she says. [cheers] mr. trump: the new, highly-respected rasmussen poll just came out this morning, just released, shows us nationally 2 points ahead. trump. beautiful. [cheers] mr. trump: just came out. so, now, the clinton machine has put forward a small handful of people, out of tens of thousands of people over the years that i have met, that i worked with, that i have employed, in order to make wild and false allegations that failed to meet even the most basic test of common sense, not even common sense. again, this is nothing more than
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an attempt to destroy our movement, and for the clintons to keep their corrupt control over our government. when i declared my candidacy, i knew what bad shape our country was in. and believe me, all you have to do is look at world events. all you have to do is look at the $1.7 billion that we sent to iran, in cash. in cash. [booing] mr. trump: all you have to do is see the way isis was created in the vacuum left by hillary clinton and barack obama out of iraq. all you have to do, all you had to do, is look at the 800 people that were very, very not good for our nation. they were going to be deported,
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lo and behold, instead of being deported, they were made citizens of the united states. seriously. and lo and behold, sadly, the 800 people is wrong. it turned out to be close to 1800 people. our president is incompetent, all he wants to do is campaign. and the last thing he wants to happen is to have donald trump terminate obamacare, and do all of the other things that are destroying -- [cheers] mr. trump: he's led a very divided nation, and it has only gotten worse. and the last thing our country needs is four more years of barack obama, believe me. [cheers] mr. trump: i have seen firsthand the corruption and the sickness that has taken over our politics.
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you have seen it, and i have seen it, and we are all watching together. they knew they would throw every lie they could at me, and my family, and my loved ones. they knew they would stop at nothing to try to stop me. but i never knew, as bad as it would be, i never knew it would be this vile, that it would be this bad, that it would be this vicious. nevertheless, i take all of these slings and arrows, gladly, for you. [cheers] [applause] mr. trump: i take them for our movement, so that we can have our country back. our great civilization, here in america and across the civilized world, has come upon a moment of reckoning. we have seen it in the united
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kingdom, where they voted to liberate themselves from global government, and global trade deals, and global immigration deals that have destroyed their sovereignty and have destroyed many of those nations. but the central base of world political power is right here in america. and it is our corrupt political establishment that is the greatest power behind the efforts at radical globalization and the disenfranchisement of working people. their financial resources are virtually unlimited. their political resources are unlimited. their media resources are unmatched. and most importantly, the depth of their immorality is absolutely unlimited.
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[booing] mr. trump: they will allow radical islamic terrorists to enter our country by the thousands. [booing] mr. trump: they will allow the great trojan horse -- and i don't want people looking back in 100 years and 200 years and have that story be told about us. because we were led by inept, incompetent, and corrupt people like barack obama and like hillary clinton. we don't want to be part of that history. [cheers] mr. trump: and by the way, president obama should stop campaigning and start working on creating jobs, start working on getting our gdp up, start
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working on strengthening our borders. the corrupt political establishment is a machine. it has no soul. i knew these false attacks would come. i knew this day would arrive. it was only a question of when. and i knew the american people would rise above it and vote for the future they deserve. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: the only thing that can stop this corrupt machine is you. the only force strong enough to save our country is us. the only people brave enough to vote out this corrupt establishment is you the american people. we are going to have a policy, america first. [cheers and applause]
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[chanting "usa"] mr. trump: they control, incredibly, the department of justice. [booing] mr. trump: and they even secretly meet with the attorney general of the united states in the back of her airplane while on the runway -- remember, he was there. he was going to play golf, oh gee, there is the attorney general. let me go say hello. the plane is on the runway. he never got to play golf, i understand.
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and it was arizona, a place i love, but the weather was about hundred-some degrees. he was never there to play golf, folks, don't be foolish. they met for 39 minutes. and most likely, it was to discuss her reappointment in a clinton administration as the attorney general just prior to making a decision over whether or not to prosecute hillary clinton. ok? that is what happened. that's called real life, and that's pretty sad. they met for 39 minutes, remember he said we talked golf and we talked about our grandchildren. three minutes for the grandchildren, two minutes for the golf. then they sat there and they twiddled their thumbs. no, i believe they talked about her remaining in her position under a crooked hillary clinton
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administration. that's what i believe. that's what i believe. folks, that's what i believe. and i think that is what most people in this room believe. [cheers] mr. trump: likewise, they have essentially corrupted the director of the fbi. to the point at which stories great -- and they are truly great -- men and women who work for the fbi are embarrassed and ashamed of what he has done to one of our truly great institutions, the fbi itself. [booing] mr. trump: hillary clinton is guilty of all the things that director comey stated. at his press conference and
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congressional hearing and far more. he stated many things, but it is far more, and he knows that. and yet, after reading all of these items where she is so guilty, he let her off the hook while other lives, including general petraeus and many others have been destroyed for doing far less. this is a conspiracy against you the american people, and we can not let this happen or continue. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this is our moment of reckoning as a society, as a civilization itself. i didn't need to do this, folks believe me. believe me. i built a great company.
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and i had a wonderful life. i could've enjoyed the fruits and benefits of years of successful business deals and businesses for myself and my family instead of going through this horror show of lies, deceptions, malicious attacks. who would've thought? i'm doing it because this country has given me so much, and i feel so strongly that it is my turn to give back to the country that i love. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: many of my friends and many political experts warned me that this campaign would be a journey to hell.
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they said that. but they are wrong. it will be a journey to heaven, because we will help so many people that are so desperately in need of help. they said that. [cheers] mr. trump: in my former life, i was an insider as much as anybody else. and i knew what it's like, and i still know what it's like to be an insider. it's not bad. not bad. [cheers] now i'm being punished for leaving the special club and revealing to you the terrible things that are going on having to do with our country. because i used to be part of the club, i'm the only one that can fix it. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: i'm doing this for the people and for the movement, and we will take back this country for you and we will make america great again. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: the corrupt establishment knows that we are a great threat to their criminal enterprise. they know that if we win, their power is gone and it's returned to you, the people. it will be. the dark clouds hanging over our government can be lifted and replaced with a bright future, but it all depends on whether we let the corrupt media decide our future or whether we let the american people decide our future. [cheers and applause]
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mr. trump: if this clinton campaign of destruction is allowed to work, then no other highly successful -- and this is so true -- i have seen this so many times -- and i have heard this all of my life. i've heard it all of my life. if we let this happen, then no other highly successful person, which is what our country needs, it needs a certain thinking. when you look at our trade deals, which are so bad. when you look, as an example, on trade, we are going to lose almost $800 billion this year. trade deficit. almost $800 billion. our debt has doubled in 7.5 years to almost $20 trillion under obama. [booing]
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mr. trump: no other successful person, after watching this, and no other very successful person will ever again, ever -- and who can blame them? even me, i would say, you are right. will ever again run for office. i've heard it for years. if you're very successful, you can't run for high office, especially a president. i said i don't care. i don't care. i've done so many deals. i've done so well. it is a certain mindset we need in our country at least for a period of time. we have to straighten our country out. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: i will not lie to you. these false attacks are absolutely hurtful. to be lied about, to be slandered, to be smeared so publicly and before your family
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that you love, is very painful. what is going on is egregious beyond any worth. people that know the story, people that see the story, people that know the facts, they can't even believe it. it is reprehensible beyond description. it is totally corrupt. but i also know that it is not about me. it is about all of you, and is about our country. i know that. i fully understand that. that's why i got involved. it is about all of us together as a country. it is a movement the likes of which we have never in history in this country seen before, never in history. even the pundits, even the media that truly dislikes donald trump for their own reasons will admit this is a movement the likes of which people have never seen before. and it is a movement about the veterans who need medical care.
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[applause] mr. trump: the mothers who have lost their beloved children to terrorism and to crime. it is about the inner cities, and the border towns who desperately need our help. it is about the millions of jobless people in america. it is about the american workers who can't get jobs because our jobs have left for mexico and so many other countries. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: this election is about the people being crushed by obamacare. and it is about defeating isis, and appointing a supreme court and a supreme court justice. it could be four or five.
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who will defend and protect our constitution. this election is also about, so importantly to me, african-american and hispanic-american people, whose communities have been plunged into crime, poverty, and failing schools by the policies of crooked hillary clinton, believe me. she is crooked. they have robbed these citizens of their future, and if we win, i will give them their hopes, their jobs, their education. i will give them their security. the inner cities, education is almost worthless. it's horrible. we are going to have common core ended. we are going to bring education
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local. [applause] mr. trump: but you look at the inner cities and you see bad education, no jobs, no safety. you walk to the grocery store with your child and you get shot. you walk outside to look and see what's happening and you get shot. in chicago, 3,000 people have been shot since january 1. we're not going to let that happen. our inner cities are almost at an all-time low, run by the democrats for sometimes more than 100 years chain unbroken. so they have no jobs. they have horrible education. they have no safety and security. and i say to the african-american community, what the hell do you have to lose? i will fix it. i will fix it. i will make it good. i will bring back our jobs.
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we'll have good education. we'll have great safety in the inner city. [applause] mr. trump: and we will help the hispanic-american people who have been treated so badly and so unfairly in our nation. we will help them. [applause] mr. trump: i will deliver like you've never seen before. i deliver. whether people like donald trump or not, they all say he delivers. vote for donald trump, you are going to see something, you will be so happy, you will be so thrilled. this election is about every man, woman, and child in our country who deserves to live in safety, prosperity, and peace. so true.
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we will rise above the lies, the smears, the ludicrous slanders from ludicrous and very, very dishonest reporters. we will vote for the country we want. we will vote for the future we want. we will vote for the politics we want. and we will vote to put this corrupt government cartel out of business and out of business immediately. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: we will vote for the special interests and say, "lots of luck, but you are being voted out of power."
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they have betrayed our workers, they have betrayed our borders, and, most of all, they have betrayed our freedoms. we will save our sovereign rights as a nation. we will end the politics of profit. we will end the rule of special interest. we will end the raiding of our jobs by other countries. we will end the total disenfranchisement of the american voter and the american worker. our independence day is at hand, and it arrives finally on november 8. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: join me in taking back our country and creating a bright, glorious, and prosperous
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new future for our people. we will make america great again, and it will happen quickly. god bless you. god bless you. thank you. thank you. [cheers and applause] [chanting "usa"] >> ♪ you can't always get what you want
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you can't always get what you want you can't always get what you want if you try sometimes you find you get what you need ♪ >> ♪ i saw her today at the reception a glass of wine in her hand ♪ >> the "time" magazine cover story out today, total meltdown,
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and a caricature of donald trump co-written by philip elliot, washington or correspondent for time magazine. thank you for being with us. we appreciate it. philip elliott: of course. host: so much to talk about, but let's begin with your piece in which you mentioned donald trump is, "consumed by petty grudges, angry over leaked recordings and now free of the republican party's shackles." what has been going on? mr. elliott: wow, it has been nothing short of an epic meltdown inside trump tower. we've talked at length with several people trying to advise mr. trump off his ledge to get him back into a more traditional mode. he is just not going there. he is going to leave everything on the field, to use a tortured sports analogy, and just use this in the last remaining days of his campaign to settle scores and to basically relitigate every wrong that he feels he has been suffering. this is a candidate who has, as we quote one official, just
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taken the party and has forced them to the darkest places possible. nurturing the worst instincts of some of the conservative members of his party and torturing -- and that is not an exaggeration -- torturing the establishment-minded republicans who have devoted their entire lives to building up a conservative party in this country that can debate ideas and can talk about its history. this is about as far as from the party of george h.w. bush as you can imagine. host: so where does that put house speaker paul ryan, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell, and the so-called mainstream republicans as they try to maintain control of the house and the senate and figure out where the gop is going next? mr. elliott: paul ryan is an interesting character here. he always had an uncomfortable and uneasy marriage with mr. trump that, ok, this is the guy who is the nominee of the party.
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it behooves the republican brand to not have to not lose a third consecutive presidential race. it would be good for down-ballot candidates if mr. trump's supporters decided to show up and vote for republican candidates for senate and house. that is no longer the mindset inside speaker ryan's orbit or leader mcconnell's. they see mr. trump as a toxic figure inside the party that is -- that could very much drag down candidates like kelly ayotte in new hampshire, one of perhaps the most endangered republican senators facing re-election. democrats only need to capture four more seats and the vice presidency to flip, to capture the majority for the first time since -- and it's a very real thing.
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republicans are defending 24 seats on the map. that's a very large vulnerability for them. paul ryan over the weekend said that enough had been enough. he uninvited mr. trump to appear in mr. ryan's own congressional district. instead invited mike pence, the running mate, to fill the spot. mike pence said, no, i'm good. just take -- he took the weekend off the trail to figure out where this race goes, appearing with mr. trump has now become, it will become a liability for republican candidates because they will be forced to defend the indefensible that mr. trump has said about women and the accusations he is facing on a nearly daily basis of past wrong action, not just words. host: and yet, donald trump is turning his attention to the media, "the new york times," saying that based on these wikileaks, the clinton campaign in collusion with the mainstream
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media -- how effective do you think that strategy has been or will be for donald trump? mr. elliott: well, mr. trump's most loyal supporters of have never been a fan of what we would call the mainstream media. attacking has always been the most effective, but he is not running against "the new york times," he is running against hillary clinton. every hour he spends trying to fight with reporters and journalists and anyone in that orbit is a minute he is not litigating his case against mrs. clinton. the clinton campaign says, you know, if mr. trump wants to spend the next three weeks talking about the media, only about what the media is reporting on him, which are very damning stories about mr. trump's previous actions and words.
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host: as you point out this is going to force the republican party to rethink its own identity for the first time since the 1960's in the height of the civil rights movement. based on that, why are some republicans including the chairman of the party reince priebus still with donald trump in light of everything that has happened over the last week and a half? mr. elliott: it is survival at this point, where paul ryan says this is a bridge too far, reince priebus is in a difficult position that this is a party he has overseen, long serving chairman relatively in a job that is not known for durability. but this is a party that he has overseen. this is a party he has shepherded to where it is, and at no point did they step in and say donald trump is not reflective of what it means to be a republican, and i think that is a true statement. but reince priebus is now -- no one in his party
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stepped in and said no to mr. trump. they allowed this to happen, they have to own it. at this there is no remaking the republican party in the little time we have left. there is only a managed collapse of mr. trump in the hopes he does not take down everyone else who has an r after their name. it is worth remembering a lot of americans don't like hillary clinton and can't bring themselves to vote for her. they might find mr. trump's behavior abhorrent, but they still hate hillary clinton, a decades-long indoctrination of conservatives to hate -- hate is the right word here -- hate hillary clinton and everything she stands for. while the polling shows mister trump is heading towards a loss, there is still a part of this country that can never bring themselves to vote for that woman in particular.
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host: and finally philip elliott the cover story, what we talked about in august, the cover story of "time" magazine, explain your approach. mr. elliott: well, we, in august, it was a moment trump was coming out of the convention and having a very bad stretch. he was attacked muslim american parents of veterans. things were going off the rails at that point. this is more damaging for mr. trump, that he is quickly approaching a point of no return and he is not going to take just down his own campaign, he may take down the entire republican party. host: the "time" magazine cover story on newsstands today and available online at time.com. philip elliott, washington correspondent, thank you for being with us. mr. elliott: of course, thank you. >> donald trump is
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