Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN October 31, 2016 1:15pm-2:00pm EDT
candidate or one political party. he is in a tough spot. and he is the one who will be in a position to defend his actions in the face of significant variety ofrom a legal experts, including individuals who serve in senior department of justice positions in administrations led by presidents of both hearties. >> and we will leave this at this point. you can see the rest of it online at c-span.org. live now to donald trump in grand rapids, michigan. he is being introduced by former indiana basketball coach, bobby knight. >> that's as far as i got. >> you got it. this is a five-star general you are looking at here area one of the best.
cheers and applause] ight: let me take a moment to extend -- explain donald trump to you. donald trump is a tough son of a baitch. [cheers and applause] : there isn't anything around that he isn't in charge of. i know that i didn't go to one of your favorite schools. i went to ohio state, instead of one of your favorite schools. -- booing] i knew you would give me that. but you know what? we beat your ass every time we
played. let's talk about donald trump for just a moment. i was a major in history and government. i have studied it were all mine life -- all my life, presidential candidates, presidents and so forth. i believe very strongly that it life that weour needed a donald trump more than we ever needed anybody since george washington. [cheers and applause] .nd we need a donald trump and i only know one. that's the only son son oof a bitch with that name that i know. we need somebody in there that is smart. .hat is tough
and that loves the united states of america. [cheers and applause] donald trump doesn't care whether he has a salary. how many of you are really happy with our past eight years? [booing] i don't think any of us want that to continue. and it won't continue under a donald trump administration. i will guarantee you two things. in a donald trump administration , there will never again be four americans set out on a hill
somewhere in benghazi and left to die. [cheers and applause] mr. knight: that is the greatest criminal act in our history and government, what happened in benghazi. here's another thing. up"]ting "lock her mr. knight: one more guarantee is this -- there will never be a member in a trump administration that receives money from foreign governments and puts it away somewhere. [cheers and applause] we lookht: i think that
-- i'm not knocking his fault, but we spent eight years with probably the worst prepared president for the job we've ever had. it wasn't his fault. it was our fault for not finding somebody better than he was. and now, with donald trump, let's just think for a moment, donald trump is not national. it's international. everybody in the world knows donald trump. you know isis, the people everywhere, there are problems for us. they don't want donald trump as president because they know how dam tough he is. [cheers and applause] mr. knight: and they know -- they know how dealing with him is a different situation than what we had.
i am so sold, having been around him and known him for a number of years that there is nobody that can do a better job at what we need being done than this man, donald trump, can do. [cheers and applause] he is going right now, we have the highest deficit than we've ever had. the most we've ever owed to anybody. he will get that stuff all straightened out. no one even begins to have the kind of background for this job the donald trump has. gives me a great deal of pleasure, here in michigan, with
the great people here, great universities, great sports teams . let me tell you something. more than anything i have done in my life, it's the opportunity to have a chance to introduce two great american people the man who can put us back where we should be. i now give you that man. it's donald trump. [cheers and applause] i'm proud to be american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the men that died to give that life to me and i proudly stand up next to you and defend her still today because there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa 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 life to me and i gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today because there ain't no doubt i love this land god bless the usa ♪ mr. knight: what's his name? [cheers and applause] -- there's ae want great thing about him that we can all be proud of. black, white, whatever our color is, we can be dam proud that we are americans. [cheers and applause] and i want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, this is the best man that we would ever be able to have to take care of the circumstances we are in right now. that is mr. donald trump.
[cheers and applause] -- mr. trump: thank you, coach. boy, oh boy. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: he's something. coach knight. no games, right? with him there's no games. thank you, coach. thank you, general. what a combination those two are, right? we set this up 24 hours ago. we are doing great in michigan. we are going to win michigan. [cheers and applause] are doing great in every poll. i mean, we're doing amazing. we are winning in north
carolina. we are winning in florida. we are winning big in texas. you know they say they are setting new voting records. we are winning all over the place. it's going to be something special. in eight days we're going to win the great state of michigan and we are going to win back the white house. 100%. let me start today by making a very important promise to you. when i win, on november 8, i am going to bring your jobs back to america. [cheers and applause] you know it better than anyone else in this country. the long nightmare of jobs leaving michigan will be coming to a rapid end. we will make michigan the economic envy of the entire
world once again. used to be the economic envy. the political class in washington has betrayed you. they have uprooted your jobs, your communities, and they have shipped your wealth all over the world. to mexico and all others. they put up new skyscrapers in beijing while your factories in michigan were crumbling. these are our politicians. i will end of american prosperity. believe me. i will fight for every last michigan job. you will have plenty of jobs. get ready. when we win, it's going to be america first. so, you have to make sure that you get in your absentee ballots and get out to the polls on november 8. you have to get those ballots in.
in the ballot? anybody? november 8, we will never have a chance to do this again. we have created a movement, it's like a great movement that the whole world is talking about. honestly, in four years, i don't care who it is that broadens, you will never have this chance. you have to get out and vote. vote with all of your heart and with all of your soul, this is it. show the whole world how much you love michigan and america by voting. back our jobs. we rebuild our military. other go -- do so many things. including a border, we are going to have a border. [applause] i'm asking for your vote. [cheers and applause] [chanting] mr. trump: we will build the
wall. do not worry about it. do not worry. [cheers and applause] mr. knight: we don't build the wall -- mr. trump: we don't build the wall, someone will be angry with me. and you know who is paying for it, right? [cheers and applause] 100%.mr. trump: they don't know it yet. i met with the president of mexico. the whole thing is great. we have to stop the poison from blowing in. you know the poison of the drugs? flowing in, poisoning your state, poisoning new hampshire. hampshire tells me, for a year and a half they have been telling me stories, unbelievable, but every state, the poison is pouring in. we are going to stop the drugs. then we are going to work on the people that are so badly addicted. we will get them better. vote ofng for the republicans, democrats,
independents, and first-time voters who want great jobs, safe neighborhoods, and a government that works for the people. [cheers and applause] importantly,u, so to believe in america once again . but to bring back your jobs we must also immediately repeal and replace obamacare. [cheers and applause] what a disaster. been announced that michigan residents are going to experience crushing double-digit premium hikes. congratulations. congratulations. [booing] the numbers are so high, i don't want to give them to you. to have a good day. i don't want you to ruin your day. by the way, any place more fun to be then a trump rally? [cheers and applause]
and honestly, the subject right now isn't so positive, it's about what's going on with our country, but we're going to make it so positive. we are going to make it so positive. with minnesota yet, the premium, you have to see what's going to happen. the democratic governor has said, and he's a big democrat, the affordable care act is no longer affordable. he took a little heat for that. hillary clinton once to double down on obamacare. making it even more expensive. in fact, much more expensive than ever before. she's going to double down. in all fairness, though, folks, based him what we are reading? in all fairness right now i think she has your problems that obamacare. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: they have finally gotten wise to the clintons. or have stay have finally gotten
wise. [chanting "lock her up"] mr. trump: wow. thank you. i love you, too. and i have to give the fbi credit, that was so bad what happened originally? comeyk guts for director to make the move that he made in light of the kind of opposition he had where they try to protect her from criminal prosecution. you know that. it took a lot of guts. i really disagreed with him. i was not his fan. heell you what, what he did, brought back his reputation. he brought it back.
he's got to hang tough. a lot of people want him to do the wrong thing. what he did was the right thing. i'm asking for your vote so that we can replace obamacare and save the health care. look, the health care of this country is in such dire straits. we are going to save health care for every family in michigan, for every family in our country. much less expensive, much better health care. repeal and replace. we have so many alternatives, so much better, so much less expensive. real change also means restoring honesty to our government. know, the fbi has reopened this investigation into hillary clinton and discovered -- [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and discovered -- you heard this yesterday -- it's -- anotherieve
650,000 e-mails. she lied under oath when she turned over all of her work-related e-mails. just one more lie out of so many. you know, general cartwright, a four-star general lied one time. i think he did it actually for national security purposes. he lied one time. he may go to jail for five years . she has lied so many times, with the deletions. this is the biggest scandal since watergate. hillary wants to blame everyone else for her mounting legal troubles. that she has brought all of this on herself. the one who set up any legal private e-mail server.
private e-mail server. to shield herself from her illegal activities. probesre are five fbi into the clinton foundation and their pay for play activities. very, very deep investigations. hillary is the one who sent and received classified information on an insecure server, putting the safety of the american people under threat. that's what she did. [booing] 650,000.: you know what i call that? that's the mother lode. the 33,000 will find that are missing, the 15,000 that are missing, the facts that are missing. you know they had boxes of e-mails missing two weeks ago? hit the mother lode,
as they say in the good old mining industry. hillary is the one who lied to congress under oath. onlary is the one who lied so many different occasions to the fbi. and they know, they know. they know hillary is the one who made 13 phones disappear. someone a hammer. hillary is the one who destroyed 33,000 e-mails. after she got the subpoena. after. before, no good. but after? no, that's why something should have happened then. hillary is the one that broke the law over and over and over again. we can be sure that what is in those e-mails is absolutely devastating. and i think we are going to find out, by the way, for the first time.
you, huma. good job, huma. [laughter] mr. trump: thank you, anthony weiner. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and you all saw the statements made about him a year ago? you know, in new york we knew weiner. and i made statements that were rough. like -- how can she be allowed to live with this guy? how can she have access to this important information? and i was badly criticized, right? now they are saying -- wow, trump has good judgment. wow. got good instincts. got good instincts. victim.is not the the american people are the
victims of this corrupt system. in every way. and this is your one chance. right now, november 8, to change it. hillary is likely to be under investigation for a very long time. supporters,ongtime pollster, goodc guy, smart guy, smart -- archive, doug jones, is now totally withdrawing his support. he supported that family for years. that youin an article wrote in an article "i'm a democrat. i worked for bill clinton. that i can't hope for hillary." this is so important, he writes "i'm now convinced that we will be facing the very real possibility of a constitutional dimensions andy
deleterious -- we all know that -- consequences, should secretary clinton win the election." that's goingthink to happen. if that happens, we did a bad job out here, folks. he warns that if hillary is elected, she would be under protracted criminal investigation and probably a criminal trial, i would say. we would have a criminal trial for a sitting president. in the meantime, vladimir putin, who she likes to say bad things about, and all the other leaders, who she says bad things about, and then you wonder why the world hates us, all of these people will sit act and they will laugh and they will smile. the investigation the last four years. the trial will probably start. nothing will get done.
i could tell you that your cars will continue to leave michigan. your production facilities, like the ford facility, will continue to leave michigan. nothing's going to get done. our country will continue to suffer. she's unfit and unqualified to be the president of the united states. mire ourion would government and our country in a constitutional crisis that we cannot afford. folks, we have to get back to work. we have to get back to work. we need to be going to work for the american people. we can't do what hillary would like to do, and that's become it,ident -- you can't take i can't take it, i can take it, no one can take it. way, we do not need four more years of obama. that i can tell you right now.
that i can tell you. four more years of isis? running wild? years of no borders? of losing all of your jobs? four more years of the depleted military? we are not building up the military for the great people in it. >> [inaudible] mr. trump: that's right. hillary clinton's corruption, eight days, you are right. democracy.at to the away way to save our democracy is to get out and vote the millions. the millions. don't leave it to chance. we are all hearing about our system being so honorable, so honest. that's what they say? so honest. you can name 10 places, so can i. let's do this, let's not worry about it. get out and vote either millions and we won't have to worry about what's taking place behind the scenes.
[cheers and applause] remember this, 1.8 million people that are dead are registered to vote. you know, they talk about -- oh, that's a threat to democracy, what i say. people areon registered to vote in two states. vote there.re, they so many things going on, folks. obama on television together today, talking about the bedrock government. he was essentially talking about how corrupt the election system is issued -- in chicago. i saw it. i thought -- he is telling us how trump shouldn't be saying these things? eight years ago this guy was on television last night talking about how corrupt it is in
chicago and saying -- i'm lucky i'm from chicago. in other words, it's corrupt. he's lucky that he's a beneficiary of the corrupt system? we can't let them take it away. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: the clinton crime spree ends on november 8. when we close the chapter on the clintons, we open a bright new chapter, focused on the american people. so, we want to be now a little uplifting. you know what? we have such tremendous potential in our country. with the american voter begins with a plan to restore honesty and accountability in our government. i want the entire corrupt to hearon establishment
and heed the words we are about to say. get ready. when we win on november 8, we are going to washington, d.c. and we are going to drain. the. swamp. we are going to drain the swamp. [cheers and applause] and speaking of draining the swamp, donna brazil did it again. wikileaks today, she gave the questions to a debate to hillary clinton. that was from a couple of weeks ago. happened again. but this time, far worse. she gave the questions to a debate to hillary clinton. they are all blaming donna brazil. frankly, i think she just got fired from the network. she should be fired from the dnc. could you imagine if i did that?
what would happen if i did that? electric chair, i think. the electric chair. if i did that, could you imagine? but here's the real problem. why not? mr. knight: i want to ask you, all of you folks that have been -- excuse me -- in any branch of the military, male or female, or you have had sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, that have been in the military -- how many of you have done that? raise your hands. you that there will be no president that has ever been closer, or who has ever had a greater respect for our military people the donald
trump will have. there's nothing more important , our army,world navy, coast guard, whatever, getting everything needs to have . this man will make sure it's done. i guarantee you that. [cheers and applause] mr. knight: now, you have listened to him. you heard him talk. he has got a couple of more things to say. i'm going to tell you one more thing. no bullshit in a donald trump administration. thank you very much area [cheers and applause] mr. trump: there's only one. there's only one bobby knight.
[chanting] mr. trump: thank you. thank you, bobby. [chanting] mr. trump: thank you. what a great place to be. thank you, bobby. we also have the endorsement of the great, great guy. jack nicholas. bobby is such a winner, jack is such a winner. we have so many endorsements. .uch great, great winners we love jack. at the corner of our contract is my plan to bring back your jobs. michigan has launched more than one in four manufacturing jobs since bill clinton signed nafta. strongly supported by hillary clinton. into effect,t
there were 280,000 auto workers in michigan. today that number is only 160 million. believe me, it's going down and going down fast. our country is launched, listen to this, 70,000 factories. i thought it was 700, i thought it was 7000. 70,000 factories since china enter the world trade organization. that was another bill and hillary disaster. we had nothing. what do we get? launches and unemployment. $800 billion in annual trade deficits with the world. we do all of this trade. we have a trade deficit of $800 million. we are living through the greatest jobs in the history of the world. people of michigan, perhaps almost more than any other place know this.
our trade deficit with china grew during hillary's tenure. it's massive. her trade deal with south korea, you know all about that, she was pushing it so hard. instead of making 100,000 it killed 100,000 the rusted out factories, the empty buildings in the long unemployment lines, remember, hillary clinton did much of this for you. she wasn't there. during the debates, you watch the debates -- did my win the debates, by the way? -- didn't i win the debates, by the way? [cheers and applause] mr. trump:, the debates. i what -- i love those debates. i would say that hillary, you have been there for 30 years, why do you do it? changes -- i'm going to the tax code so that donald
trump can do that. what she didn't say is that her donors are doing the same thing. i said to her, i don't mind if you do that, then change the code, nothing gets done. the reason she will never do it is because of donors don't want her to. -- her donors don't want her to. i will have 100 million dollars in my campaign. on the internet, i will tell you this, $61 on average. people, we are setting records. amazing. selling yourich jobs to the same special interests who pushed the jobs out of america. the people who have given countless millions to her. she is not going to change. she gets rich making america poor. look at the devastation. delphi laid off 6377 workers. you know that. you know where they moved?
different places. most of those jobs went to mexico. by the way, if she's working for mexico, i think she's doing a great job. we are going to fight for the workers at delphi. anyone hear from delphi? a few? they don't want to raise your hands. this guy had his hand up a little bit. he was like -- in other words, you will be proud of it soon. a raw deal and they deserve better. gm laid off 413 workers at the assembly plant in 2013 because of imports from the south korean trade deal. the lear corporation laid off many people in rochester and moved their jobs to south korea. a place i know well, auburn hills.
chrysler laid off 5300 workers. those jobs went to mexico, china, india, and numerous other countries. 2000 155 workers. their small car division is out, gone, moved to mexico. now they are moving a lot of different production facilities to a lot of different areas. when you look at what is going on in our country, we want them here. a trump administration will stop the plight of american jobs. country -- and another company they announce they wanted to move their jobs to mexico or another country. i will pick up the phone and if i have to, i will do it personally. do i care? it's not presidential, sir. but i have some of the brick -- greatest presidentially -- business leaders endorsing me.
we will use our great business people. we have the greatest negotiators in the world. makee political hacks to great deals. our trade deal with mexico, nafta, is defective. defective almost from the beginning. we have different tax systems. that is their system. we have our system. there is an almost 17% difference. every deal that we make, we are behind 17% before we even start. people have known that for years and years. no one has ever changed it. believe me, it's going to be changed or a quickly. i will call the executives. and i will tell them that if they want to do that, where they take their factories and their everything and they are moving it and they think they can sell their cars, their air conditioners, back into the
country? a 35% taxarge them when they try to ship their across what will end up being an extremely strong border. and you know what? just the fact that we would do that? they will never move. they will stay in michigan. nobody ever told them that. tosomebody ever went phillips and said that the stay and they say -- no, we're leaving, we go to mexico. you say, all right, here's the story, no more mr. nice guy. you make your air-conditioners in indianapolis. great place. laid off, violently. 30 years? a laid them off. -- you i say is this want to build your plant in mexico, have a great time, but you think you are shipping your product across the border -- which will be a very strong border, by the way, for no tax
code, nothing, we wind up with empty plants and factories and you end up with the money, the jobs, the plants, you can forget it. front,said that right up no one is leaving, folks. if you stop it right away, the politicians don't want to say that. most of them are too stupid to understand. like, the ones that aren't, are taken care of by the special interests and their donors. because they want those companies to move because it is in their benefit. cars were be that the made in flint. and you couldn't drink the water in mexico. now the cars are made in the sicko and you can drink the water in flint. not good. but we are going to turn it all around.
and we are going to rebuild flint. i told you what in flint, it's gone down a long way. and we are going to help you rebuild the try. -- detroit. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: and mr. gilbert has done a great job, by the way. friend of mine. great job. and we are going to rebuild michigan. we are going to keep your jobs and lots of other things. i'd like to share a special message with the african-american community in michigan, which has been so terribly harmed by the policies of the clintons and a lot of the democratic politicians. detroit.he city of take a look. it used to be the manufacturing hub of the world. now nearly half of the residence don't work -- residents don't work. rate inhe highest crime the united states. the children are trapped in
failing, horrible government schools. as the people of detroit suffer, hillary wants to spend trillions on benefits for illegal immigrants and refugees coming into the country. i have outlined a plan for urban soewal, which i believe strongly in. it's called a new deal for black america. to useal includes a plan the money we will save by securing our border and curbing refugee admissions, to invest in communities, like flint and detroit. jobs. going to bring in tremendous. it includes a pledge of school choice for african-american children. includes a promise to cancel billions and billions
of dollars in climate change spending for the united nations. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: it's insane. a number that hillary wants to actually increase. and instead, use that money to provide for american infrastructure. including clean air and clean water. use all this recently. we are going to spend billions and billions and billions of dollars for a plan where we don't even know where the money is going. they won't even be able to compete. i want clean air. . want crystal clean water and i want safety. and we don't have to give hundreds of billions of dollars away people who are probably
laughing at us. plan also includes a pledge to reduce violent crime. every child in this nation has a right to grow up in safety and in peace. and my plan includes a pledge to restore manufacturing in the united states. we are going to start making things again. hillary and the democratic already have run the inner and have onlyrs produced more poverty, more crime, worse education. the time has come for real change. i am asking you for the honor of your vote. so that together we can turn decades of political failure in two generations of lasting access. for your children and grandchildren.
hillary, on the other hand, wants to destroy what's left of thefacturing in michigan trump administration will stop the transpacific art ship. partnership. we are not going to have a deal that is 6000 pages long, tying all of these countries together. you have to see a bar chart. if someone does something wrong that you can't do, we will have single lines going to single different countries. ,nd if they don't do good by us we send them a letter of termination. 30 days. during that 30 days, they will call. we will probably make a new deal that will be even better. simple deals, close -- they don't take care of
monetary manipulation which is the single biggest weapon that foreign countries use to kill us. especially china, they're grand masters. we will renegotiate nafta, and if we don't get the deal we want, we will terminate nafta and get a much better deal. we'll make a much better deal. we are going to lower taxes on american business from 35% to 15%. we are going to massively cut taxes for the middle class. we will unleash american energy, includingle