Michelle Obama Speaks Out About Latest Allegations Against Donald Trump CSPAN October 14, 2016 6:26am-6:48am EDT
>> a caricature of the trump washingtona correspondent for "time" magazine. thank you for being with us. guest: of course. host: let's talk about your piece, in which you say he is now free of the republican party shackles. what has been going on? guest: it has been nothing short of an epic meltdown within trump tower. we have talked at length to several people to get him back into a more traditional mode. he it's just not going there. he is going to leave everything on the field, to use a sports analogy, and use the last remaining days of his campaign to settle scores and basically
relitigate every wrong that he feels he has been suffering. , a is a candidate who has taken the party and forced it to the darkest places possible, nurturing the worst instincts of some of the conservative members of his party and torturing -- that is not an exaggeration -- torturing the establishment minded republicans who have devoted their entire lives to building up the conservative party in this country, who can debate ideas and talk about its history. from thebout as far party of george h.w. bush as you can imagine. put paulre does that ryan, mitch mcconnell, and the so-called mainstream republicans as they try to retain control of
the house and senate and determine where the gop is going next? guest: paul ryan is an interesting character here. he always had an uneasy marriage with mr. trump. this was the guy who is the -- it wouldhe party be good for down ballot candidates if mr. trump supporters decided to show up and vote for republican candidates in the senate and house. that is no longer the mindset of speaker ryan or mr. mcconnell. they see mr. trump as a toxic figure inside the party that could very much dry down indidates like kelly ayotte new hampshire, one of the most
endangered republicans facing reelection. democrats only need to win four seats to capture the majority. it is a very real thing. the republicans have a very large vulnerability for them. paul ryan said over the weekend that enough was enough. uninvited donald trump to speak in his own congressional district. he invited mike pence in his spot. he took the weekend off. trump willith donald become a liability for republican candidates because they will be forced to defend that mr. trumpe has said about women and the
accusations he is facing on a daily basis. host: host: donald trump is turning his attention to "the new york t imes." how effective do you think that strategy has been or will be for donald trump? loyal trump's most supporters have never been a fan of what we would call the mainstream media. attacking the media is a good tactic for the most conservative part of the base. but he's not running against "the new york times." he's running against hillary clinton. every hour spends trying to fight with reporters and journalists and anyone in that orbit is a minute he's not mitigating this case against mrs. clinton. if mr. trump was to spend the next three weeks talking about the media, it'll only focus on
what the media is reporting about him, which are very damning stories about mr. trump's previous actions and words. to force the going republican party to rethink its identity for the first time since the mid-1960's during the height of the civil rights movement. so, based on that, why are some republicans, including the chairman of the party, still with donald trump in light of everything that has been happening over the last week and a half? >> it's a survival mode. speaker ryan says this is a bridge too far. ainbce priebus is in difficult position of your he is the long serving chairman, relatively, in a job that is not known for durability. but this is a party he has overseen. this is a party he has shepherded to where it is. at no point did they step in and say, donald trump is not
reflective of what it means to be a republican. i think that is a true statement. priebus, nobody in his party stepped in and said no to mr. trump. they have to own it. this point, there is no remaking the republican party in a little time we have left. there is only a managed collapse the hopes he in does not take down with him everyone else who has an r after their name. it's worth remembering that a lot of americans still don't like hillary clinton and cannot bring themselves to vote for her. 'sey might find mr. trump behavior aboard but they still hate hillary clinton. this is been a decades long indoctrination of conservatives to hate. hate is the right word -- hate hillary clinton and everything she stands for. while the polling shows mr.
trump is heading towards a loss there is a part of this country that can never bring themselves to vote for that woman in particular. story,inally, the cover version of the story we talked about in august. explain your approach. >> in august, it was a moment where trump was coming out of the convention and having a very bad stretch. he was attacking muslim americans, parents of veterans. things look to be going off the rails. this moment is more, more damaging for mr. trump. that he's quickly approaching the point of no return. going to take just down his own campaign, he may take down the entire republican party with him.
host: thank you for being with us. >> of course, thank you. republican presidential nominee donald will campaign tonight in charlotte, north carolina, live at 7:00 p.m. eastern on c-span 2. national security advisor susan rice will announce a new presidential directive on the u.s. relationship with cuba. live coverage at 10:00 a.m. eastern. watch c-span's live coverage of the third debate between hillary clinton and donald trump on wednesday night. preview from the university of nevada las vegas starts at 7:30. debate is at 8:30 and the 90 minute debate is at 9:00 p.m. eastern stay with us for fewer reaction including your calls, tweets and facebook postings. live ore debate
on-demand using your desktop, phone or tablet at c-span .org. listen to live coverage of the debate on your phone with the free c-span radio app. >> first lady michelle obama campaign for hillary clinton in manchester, new hampshire, and made remarks on donald trump. we're joining the event a few minutes after the start. mrs. obama: while i would love to pretend nothing is happening, that would be dishonest and disingenuous, like this was all just a bad dream. this is not something we can ignore. not something we can sweep under the rug as just another disturbing footnote in a sad election season. because this was not just a lewd conversation. this was not just locker room banter.
this was a powerful individual speaking freely and openly about sexually predatory behavior. and actually bragging about kissing and groping women, using language so obscene that many of us are worried about our children hearing it when we turn on the tv. and to make matters worse, it now seems very clear that this isn't an isolated incident. it's one of countless examples of how he has treated women his whole life. i have to take you that i have listened to all of this, and i feel it so personally, and i'm sure that many of you do, too, particularly the women. the shameful comments about our body. the disrespect of our ambitions and intellect, the belief that you can do anything you want to a woman? it is cruel. it is frightening.
and the truth is, it hurts. it hurts. it's that sick, sinking feeling you get when you're walking down the street, minding your own business, and some guy yells out vulgar words about your body. or when you see that guy at work that stands just a little too close, stares a little too long, and makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin. it's that feeling of terror and violation that too many women have felt when someone has grabbed them, or forced himself on them, and they said no, but he didn't listen. something that we know happens on college campuses and countless other places every single day. it reminds us of stories we heard from our mothers and grandmothers about how, back in their day, the boss could say and do whatever he pleased to the women in the office, and even though they worked so hard, jumped over every hurdle to prove themselves, it was never
enough. we thought all of that was ancient history, didn't we? and so many have worked for so many years to end this kind of violence and abuse and disrespect, but here we are, 2016, and we are hearing these exact same things every day on the campaign trail. we are drowning in it. and all of us are doing what women have always done. we are trying to keep our heads above water. just trying to get through it. trying to pretend like this doesn't really bother us. maybe because we think that admitting how much it hurts makes us, as women, look weak. maybe we are afraid to be that vulnerable. maybe we've grown accustomed to swallowing these emotions and staying quiet, because we've
seen that people often won't take our word over his. or maybe we don't want to believe that there are still people out there who think so little of us as women. too many are treating this as just another day's headlines, as if our outrage is overblown or unwarranted, as if this is normal. just politics as usual. but new hampshire, be clear, this is not normal. this is not politics as usual. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: this is disgraceful. it is intolerable, and it does not matter what party you belong to, democrat, republican, independent, no woman deserves to be treated this way.
none of us deserve this kind of treatment. i know it is a campaign, but this isn't about politics. it's about basic, human decency. it's about right and wrong. and we simply cannot endure this or expose our children to this any longer. not for another minute, and let alone, for four years. now is the time for all of us to stand up and say, enough is enough. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: this has got to stop right now. because consider this. if all of this is painful to us as grown women, what do you think this is doing to our children? what messages are our little girls hearing, about who they
should look like, how they should act? what lessons are they learning about their value as professionals, as human beings, about their dreams and aspirations? and how is this affecting men and boys in this country? because i can tell you that the men in my life do not talk about women like this. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: and to dismiss this as every day, locker room talk, is an insult to decent men everywhere. the men that you and i know don't treat women this way. they are loving fathers who are sickened by the thought of their daughters being exposed to this kind of vicious language about women. they are husbands and brothers and sons who don't tolerate women being treated and demeaned
and disrespected. these men are worried about the impact this election is having on our boys who are looking for role models, of what it means to be a man. in fact, someone recently told me a story about their six year old son, who one day was watching the news. they were watching the news together. the little boy said, i think hillary clinton will be president. his mom said, why do you say that? this little six year old said because the other guy called someone a piggy, and you cannot be president if you call someone a piggy. so even a six-year-old knows better. a six-year-old knows that this is not how adults behave, this
is not how decent human beings behave, and certainly not how someone who wants to be president of the united states behaves. because let's be very clear, strong men, men who are truly role models, don't need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. people who are truly strong lift others up. people who are truly powerful bring others together, and that is what we need in our next president. we need someone who is a uniting force in this country, someone who will heal the wounds that divide us, someone who truly cares about us and our children, someone with strength and compassion to lead this country forward. let me tell you, i'm here today because i believe with all of my heart that hillary clinton will be that president.
[cheers and applause] mrs. obama: we know that hillary is the right person for the job, because we have seen her character and commitment, not just in this campaign, but over the course of her entire life. the fact is that hillary embodies so many of the values that we try so hard to teach our young people. we tell our young people, work hard in school, get a good education. we encourage them to use that education to help others, which is exactly what hillary did with her college and law degrees, advocating for kids with disabilities, fighting for children's health care as first lady, affordable childcare in the senate. we teach our kids the value of being a team player, which is what hillary exemplified when she lost the 2008 election, and actually agreed to work for her
opponent as our secretary of state. earning skyhigh approval ratings, serving her country once again. we also teach our kids that you don't take shortcuts in life, and you strive for meaningful success in whatever job you do. hillary has been a lawyer, a law professor, first lady of arkansas, first lady of the united states, u.s. senator, secretary of state, and she has been successful in every role, gaining more experience and exposure to the presidency than any candidate in our lifetime. more than barack, more than bill, and yes, she happens to be a woman. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: and finally, we
teach our kids that when you hit challenges in life, you don't give up. you stick with it. during her four years as secretary of state alone, hillary faced her share of challenges. she has traveled to 112 countries, negotiated a cease-fire, a peace agreement, a release of dissidents. she spent 11 hours testifying before a congressional committee. we know that when things get tough, hillary doesn't complain. she doesn't blame others. she doesn't abandon ship for something easier. no, hillary clinton has never quit on anything in her life. [cheers and applause] mrs. obama: so in hillary, we have a candidate who has dedicated her life to public service, someone who has waited her turn and helped out while waiting.
she is an outstanding mother. she has raised a phenomenal young woman. she is a loving, loyal wife. she is a devoted daughter who cared for her mother until her final days. if any of us had raised a daughter like hillary clinton, we would be so proud. we would be proud. and regardless of who her opponent might be, no one could be more qualified for this job than hillary, no one. in this election, if we turn away from her, if we just stand by and allow her opponent to be elected, then what are we teaching our children about the values they should hold? about the kind of life they should lead? what are we saying? in our hearts, in our hearts, we all know that if we let hillary'