Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Deliver Remarks at the Al Smith Dinner CSPAN October 21, 2016 12:19am-1:10am EDT
this is about him worried that he is losing. which means he really doesn't have what it takes to hold this job. there is a lot of time in this job where things do not go your way. when you suggest -- i made this point before. this is more than the usual , standard life. -- standard lie. when you are used to just rigging or fraud without a shred of evidence, when last night at the debate donald trump becomes the first major party nominee and american history to suggest that he will not concede, despite losing the vote and then says today, that he will accept
the results if he wins, that is not a joking matter. i want everybody to pay attention. that is dangerous. when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people's minds about the legitimacy of our election, that undermines our democracy. you are doing the work of our adversaries for them. our democracy depends on people knowing that there is so matters -- knowing that their vote matters. to occupy the seats of power were chosen by the people. even when your preferred candidate loses, when you are the one who is running and you lose, you have to be the bigger -- you have got to see the bigger picture and say that here in america we believe in democracy, and we accept the
will of the people. i am telling you florida, your vote does matter and your vote does count. the notion of voter fraud, out of one million votes cast there were 31 proven cases of voter fraud. 31 out of one million. -- 31 out of a billion. you are much likelier to get strip where lightning. then to have somebody next to you commit voter fraud. you would win the powerball. so that's why i am glad to see republicans coming out and saying that kind of talk is nonsense. in florida you have a republican governor.
boo. boeing gets you nowhere. you have a room outlook and government -- governor in ohio, north carolina, georgia, nevada, iowa and texas and arizona. are they all in on this rigging? they're not going to rig the election for hillary clinton. even marco rubio said there is no rigging up vote which i would like to give him credit for. except he is refuting the claim of a candidate he says he will still vote for. gives you one more bit of proof that marco seems to just care about hanging onto his job. patrick murphy cares about you. i lost an election before. it is no fun. winning is better.
but when you lose you congratulate your opponent. you look inside yourself and you figure out what did i do wrong ? and then you work harder and try to win the next time. that is so democracy works. that's what real leaders do. democracy is a challenge and it is supposed to be. you cannot just look out for yourself and your own best interests, you have to look out for america's best interest. not just when it is easy, but when it is hard. that is what patrick murphy understands. that is what hillary clinton has done her entire life. she knows that in this big country democracy cannot if all if all we are about is trying to destroy somebody in the other party, if we demonize each other. if we block supreme court appointments not because that is , how it is supposed to work, but because we did not win.
she knows that issues are not black or white or the progress requires compromise, even when you are 100% right you has to still have to compromise in a country like this. she knows that nobody is perfect, but we should try to conduct ourselves with the same decency and generosity that we try to teach our own children. you know what? that kind of steadiness, that kind of responsibility, that attitude of just doing the right thing, it doesn't always grab the headlines. our politics cannot be boiled down to a tweet. i know in this election season, sometimes politics has seemed cheap and trivial and frustrating. you have a chance to reject that kind of politics.
you can reject mean-spirited politics. you don't have to let this country go backwards. you have a chance to move it forward and elect a woman the first female president who has spent her entire life trying to make this country better. [cheers and applause] somebody -- [cheering and applause] somebody who has worked hard, even when she has fallen short. attacked.she was that has guts and courage. don't fall for the easy cynicism that says your vote doesn't matter. don't believe that notion that all politicians are the same. that is what hillary's opponent wants you to think. so you lose faith or give up or you stay home. don't do that. i promise you, your vote does matter and if you have any doubt
as the 20 million people who have health care today who did not have it before you voted. ask the marine who can serve the country without hiding the husband he loves. ask him if your vote matters. as the autoworker who saw his factory go dark but now is working a double shift. find out from him if your vote matters. i just came from miami-dade college. they have students forum 100 different countries. immigrantsse young who have earned an opportunity to stay and study and become doctors and lawyers. young people like dominique, malia andlented as
sasha. ask them if it matters. they know it does. [cheering and applause] donald trump has nothing to offer but anger and grievance and blame. his closing argument asks what do you have to lose? i am here to tell you, everything. you know how much progress we have made despite the opposition, by the forces of discrimination and the politics of backlash. that progress didn't stop with my presidency. we are just getting started. [cheering and applause] pres. obama: progress is on the ballot. civility is on the ballot. tolerance is on the ballot. justices on the ballot. equality is on the ballot. our democracy is on the ballot.
hillary clinton will advance those things. donald trump wants to reverse progress, marco rubio wants to help. give me a good sendoff and michelle a good sendoff, join us . work as hard for hillary and patrick as you did for us. if you care about our democracy do not stay home. you have to get in the arena. you have to vote. that's what this democracy is about. it is not a spectator sport. go knock on some doors. sign up as a volunteer. make some phone calls. talk to your friends. if you do that, we will win this election. we will elect patrick murphy your next senator and hillary clinton the next president. we will show our kids and the
swing states on the road to the white house. tomorrow, donald trump will speak to voters in pennsylvania. secretary clinton will make a stop in cleveland live at 4:30 eastern on c-span two. >> if you missed any of the presidential debate, go to c-span.org using your desktop, phone or tablet. on our debate page, you can watch the entire debate. you can even go to specific questions and answers, finding the content you want. you can use our video clipping tool to share on social media. c-span.org, on your desktop, phone or tablet for the presidential debate. >> every four years, the presidential candidates take a
break from politics at the l smith memorial foundation dinner to raise money for catholic charities. tonight hillary clinton and donald trump spoke the day after their third debate. we will so you their speeches in five minutes but a look back at the foundation's dinner. >> it is an honor to share the dais with a descendent of the great l smith. your great grandfather was my favorite kind of governor. the kind who ran for president and lost. [laughter] >> the america of the last century would of been a better one. if he had not
in fact, how smith ran on an agenda that was revolutionary for his time. a 45% minimum wage, limiting the work week to six days, building a bridge in the 1930's and i must say it is a tribute to out smith --t governor governor bush has adapted the same agenda. [laughter] >> where is that next joke? here's a good one. a southern baptist and an orthodox jew walks into a room -- walk into a room full of catholics -- [laughter] >> no, that is my schedule for today. [laughter] is not truelly, it
that i have agreed to sell ads during my speeches. 2000 buickon the lesabre is the smoothest ride this side of heaven? [laughter] >> this is a fundraiser, isn't it? whenever i see everybody just the same way, my antenna goes straight up. >> this evening does have a special meaning. the story of al smith's historic run for the presidency is inspiring. gives me hope that in america it is still not possible for a fellow named al to be commander in chief. [laughter] >> i'm pleased to be here with the vice president this evening. he has been promising to work harder on getting some of the details right. i hope he follows through. the other night after our third
debate, he said i look forward to seeing you at the dinner and meet you at the carlisle dressed as casual. [laughter] >> there is no place like new york, especially for baseball fans like me and mr. clinton. [laughter] >> it is a town with so many climber.guers, adam [laughter] >> bigeye. -- big guy. i have a lot of respect for new york media. believe it or not, even the new york times. i like a newspaper that is predictable. [laughter]
[applause] >> i was a couple of points down, they said my campaign was in crisis. when i was little bit up, they said i was and neck. was now and-- i neck. [laughter] president has called his supreme court pick, harriet miers, a people incised six shoes. -- in size six shoes. i find that hurtful. that is what he used to call me. [laughter] >> people are wondering if i'm going to run for president again but i am more than year away from making the decision.
lisa stop asking. -- please stop asking, relax and try to enjoy the evening, governor pataki. [laughter] [applause] >> while i am at it, i would like to ask your sympathy for the families of the state of arizona. because barry goldwater ran for the president of the united states and udall ran and bruce babbitt from arizona ran for president of the united states. . am arizona ran arizona may be the only state in america where mothers don't tell their children that someday they can grow up and be president of the united states [laughter] -- united states. [laughter]
>> you mentioned the speculation about me being the present -- the vice president of the united states. i am not clear which to get. i was on the jay leno show me asked me what is this about you being vice president? years --t all of these why the hell what i want to do that all over again? [laughter] [applause] here is an honor to be with al smith. i never knew your great-grandfather. but everything senator mccain has told me, the two of them had a great time together and fought rohibition, so -- [laughter] >> wonderful story. [laughter] great city, of the michael bloomberg is here. he made some news by announcing
he will be rewriting the rules and running a third term which prompted bill clinton to say, "you can do that?" [laughter] [applause] possibly aident half, hillary rodham clinton, is also here. [applause] >> i'm glad to see that you made it because i heard chuck schumer try to tell you that he did move this event to yankee stadium. [laughter] i will tell you that hillary clinton is one of the toughest and most formidable presidential candidates in history. she has broken barriers and inspired millions. [applause] reason i the primary
have all of this gray in my hair. i am also glad to see senator schumer is here. i see that he has brought some of his loved ones. that would be some of the folks with the cameras and notebooks in the back of the room. [laughter] honored to bei am here with my distinguished opponent, senator john mccain. with twot is a tribute weeks left in a hard-fought election, the two of us could come together and sit down at the same dinner table without preconditions. [laughter] jon's topy, one of advisers told the daily news that if we keep talking about the economy, mccain is going to lose. tonight, i will like to talk about the economy. [laughter] -- i would like to talk about the economy. [laughter] >> this campaign needed common
touch of a working man. it began so long ago with the heralded arrival of a man known one."ah winfrey as "the being a friend of barack, i called him "that one." [laughter] >> friends, he doesn't mind at all. in fact, he even has a pet name for me, george bush. [laughter] >> it has been that kind of contest and i come here tonight knowing that i am the underdog in these final weeks. if you know where to look, their signs hope -- there are signs of hope even in the most unexpected places, even in this room full
, iproud manhattan democrats cannot shake that feeling that some people here are pulling for me. [applause] >> i am delighted to see her tonight, hillary. -- to see you here tonight, hillary. [laughter] >> al, you are right, a campaign can require a lot of what group changes. blue jeans in the morning, perhaps. sport cook for dinner. it is nice to relax and where what we wear around the house. [laughter] [applause]
i am glad to be able to join in this tradition. of course i'm pleased the president is here. we were chatting this evening as if tuesday night never happened. [laughter] the cardinal, it has taken new york's highest authority to get us back on our best behavior . i was hoping the president would bring jill biden along because he will laugh -- bring jill biden along because he will laugh at anything. [laughter] >> of course this is not a night for sears politics. it was nice to see president obama sharing a dais despite their differences. i am sure the cardinal has no hard feelings and we might get
indication of that to see if the president's mine turned into water. or if my water turned into wine. i am pleased to have the chance to meet governor cuomo who is already being talked about for a higher office, a very impressive fellow. he may be getting ahead of himself. let me get this straight, the man has put in one term as a governor, he has a father who happened to be governor and he thinks that is enough to run for president. [laughter] [applause] >> we are down to the final months of the president's term. [laughter] as president obama surveys the waldorf banquet room with everyone in white tie, you have to wonder what he is thinking. so little time, so much to
redistribute. [laughter] >> it has been four years since i was at the last al smith dinner. things have changed. i've heard people say barack is not as young as he used to be, or that golden smile -- where is that golden smile? joe, i amle down, trying to run a campaign. [laughter] [applause] >> he doesn't smile when he says it. tomorrow, it is back to campaigning. cities and towns across our country. i hear the same thing everywhere i go. honestly, we were hoping to see michelle. [laughter] >> i have to admit it can be a
grind. sometime it feels like this race has lagged on forever. paul ryan assured me that we have only been running for two hours and 50 something minutes. [laughter] [applause] >> of course, the economy is on everybody's mind. employment rates are -- i do not have a joke here. i thought it would be nice to remind everybody that the unemployment rate is as low as it has ever been since i have taken office. we are getting to the time when folks are making up their mind. the other day, honey boo-boo endorsed me. that is a big relief. ultimately it is not about the disagreement, governor romney and i may have. it is what we haven't common, beginning with our unusual
themes. -- --mitt middle name is his middle name. i wish i could use my middle name. [laughter] [applause] though we are enjoying ourselves tonight, thinking ahead to our final debate on monday. i'm hoping that he and i will have the chance to answer the question that is on the minds of millions, is this happening again? monday's debate is a little bit different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert -- we got bin laden. [laughter] [applause] >> next, donald trump and hillary clinton at this months -- at this years al smith's
a couple of shout outs. i want to thank you for making this dinner possible, great job. another shout out. he has been here 37 years and he keeps the trains on time. thank you. [applause] al: before we go on, i would like to recognize several things -- several dignitaries in the room. governor cuomo is here tonight. [applause] al: at last night's debate, he told bill mauro -- mayor deblasio is here tonight.
[applause] al: we would like to apologize because i could not grant your request to sit to the left of everybody. [laughter] al: he got here on time. chuck schumer is here. [applause] you may not know this, but chuck is running for his fourth term. chuck has a favor to ask. can someone tell him who his opponent is? [laughter] we have the senator here. [applause]
al: it must be nice to see two new yorkers vying for the highest office in the land. it just goes to show you that if you were born into immense wealth or your husband was president, you can accomplish anything. [laughter] al: rudy giuliani is here. [applause] al: mr. mayor, do not worry. we aimed the lights just right to make sure you will be in donald trump's shadow all night. [laughter] al: governor christie was supposed to be here but he got stuck in bridge traffic. [laughter] al: it is always nice to be with my friend, the cardinal. [applause]
al: in this difficult time for our nation we should think about questions of faith. cardinal dolan asks us all, how can one fully understand the spirit? what does salvation really mean? and, are you going to finish that? [laughter] al: i mean this sincerely. everyone in attendance is doing their part to support our efforts. it cannot be done without you or without the amazing support of the many devoted catholics in our state. -- catholics on stage. catholics like henry kissinger. mort zuckerman.
[applause] al: before we turn this over to our speakers, i want to address the elephant in the room. i was talking to cardinal dolan -- no, that was not the plan. bear with me. i wish i had thought of that, but that does happen to fall in that way. earlier about the wikileaks e-mails that says certain members of the clinton campaign wanted to incite a revolution in the catholic church. i was pretty concerned. we had a very constructive conversation with the clinton campaign and cardinal dolan said, if the cardinals in the clergy have not destroyed the church in the last 2000 years, then they don't stand a chance. [laughter] [applause]
al: of course, the donald got into a public conversation with the pope. it should be easy to mend that relationship. because the donald and pope francis have so much in common. they lead lives of humility. so for this evening, all is forgiven. it is now my privilege to introduce this evening's speakers. we determined to tonight's order backstage. i'm happy to report that no matter how the coin toss ended, our next speaker will say it was rigged. [laughter] [applause]
al: i was thinking of course about the republican nominee, donald j. trump. [applause] al: there are actually some rumors going around that he was not going to show up tonight. you could say he wanted to keep us in suspense. we considered having a donald trump cut out on the dais, but if we wanted someone still and lifeless, we can ask charlie rose to speak again. it is historic the donald is here tonight. for the first time, the catholic church is not the largest tax-exempt landowner here tonight. [applause]
our great senators. hi, chuck. he used to love me when i was a democrat. [laughter] mr. trump: mayor deblasio. in the old days i would have known him very well, but i have not been doing so much real estate. and i want to thank you for the fantastic job you do of the dinner. over $6 million. and a special hello to all of you in this room who have known and loved me for many, many years. the politicians have had me to
their homes, they have introduced me to their children, i have become their best friends in many instances. they asked for my endorsement and always wanted my money. and even called me a dear, dear friend. but then suddenly, decided when i ran for president as a republican that i had always been a no good, rotten, disgusting scoundrel and they totally forgot about me. but that is ok. they say when you do this kind of event you always start out with a self-deprecating joke. some think that would be tough for me. but the truth is -- [applause] mr. trump: the truth is, i am actually a very modest person.
[laughter] in fact, many people tell me that modesty is perhaps my best quality. even better than my temperament. cardinal dolan and i have some things in common, we both run impressive properties on fifth avenue. his is much more impressive than mine. that is because i build mine with my own, beautifully formed hands. [laughter] mr. trump: while his was built with the hands of god, and nobody can compete with god, is that correct? nobody, right? [applause] mr. trump: that's right. no contest. it's great to be here with a thousand wonderful people, or as i call it, a small, intimate
dinner with some friends. or as hillary calls it, her largest crowd of the season. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: this is corny stuff. i do recognize that i come into this event with a little bit of an advantage. i know that so many of you in the archdiocese already have a place in your heart for a guy who started out as a carpenter working for his father. i was a carpenter working for my father. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: it's true. not for a long period of time, but about three weeks. [laughter] mr. trump: what's great about
the al smith dinner is that even in the rough and tumble world of a really hard-fought campaign -- in fact, i don't know if you know, hillary, but last night they said that was the most vicious debate in the history of politics, presidential debate. the most vicious. i don't know, are we supposed to be proud of that? but they did say that, and i am trying to think back to lincoln. i don't know if they can really speak to that. but the candidates have some lighthearted moments together, which is true. i have no doubt that hillary is going to laugh quite a bit tonight. sometimes even at an appropriate moment. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: and even tonight, with all of the heated back-and-forth between my opponent and me at the debate
last night, we have proven that we can actually be civil to each other. in fact, just before taking the dais, hillary accidentally bumped into me, and she very civilly said, "pardon me." [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: and i very politely replied, "let me talk to you about that after i get into office." [laughter] mr. trump: just kidding, just kidding. and hillary was very gracious. she said that somehow if she gets elected, she wants me to be, without question, either her
ambassador to iraq or to afghanistan. [laughter] mr. trump: it's my choice. [applause] mr. trump: but one of the things i noticed tonight, and i've known hillary for a long time, is this is the first time ever that hillary clinton is sitting down and speaking to major corporate leaders and not getting paid for it. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: it's true. you know, last night, i called hillary a nasty woman. but this stuff is all relative. after listening to hillary rattle on and on and on, i don't think so badly of rosie o'donnell anymore. [laughter]
mr. trump: in fact, i am actually starting to like rosie a lot. [laughter] mr. trump: these events gave not only the candidates a chance to be with each other in a very social setting, it also allows the candidates the opportunity to meet the other candidate's team. a good team. i know hillary met my campaign manager, and i got a chance to meet the people who are working so hard to get her elected. there they are, the heads of nbc -- [laughter] mr. trump: cnn, cbs, abc. there is "the new york times" right over there, and "the washington post." they are working overtime. [laughter] [applause]
mr. trump: this one is going to get me in trouble. not with hillary. you know, the president told me to stop whining, but i really have to say, the media is even more biased this year than ever before. you want the proof? michelle obama gives a speech, and everyone loves it. it's fantastic. they think she is absolutely great. my wife, melania, gives the exact same speech. [laughter] [applause] mr. trump: and people get on her case. and i don't get it. i don't know why. [applause]