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you well. the state of the race, how do you feel it's going? >> well, i feel really good. i'm in harrisburg, pennsylvania, right now, and we have thousands of people outside. they can't even get them in. we have a big venue. there are two rooms that are full, and we must have 12,000, 13,000 people, more than that. as soon as i'm finished with you, i'm going to go outside, plunge into the group and say hello to them. but we have thousands of people who won't be able to get in tonight, so there's something going on. hillary was here recently, and she had almost nobody. i think that's a good sign. i don't know what it means, but i think it's a good sign. >> do you know that the same media that is obsessed with this mr. khan and his son, and he spoke at the dnc, et cetera, i want to go through this issue if i can slowly with you. you did call this man's son a hero, did you not? >> yes, i did. absolutely. whenever you have the goal star fami -- gold star families, whenever you have what you and i have discussed in the past, these are great people, great families. >> when you talk about refugees
or illegal immigration, you're not talking about people like the khans. for example, james clapper, our national director of intelligence, our cia director, our fbi director, assistant fbi director, our chairman of the house homeland security committee, and even general john allen, they have all warned us that the refugees that obama is taking in and hillary wants a 550% increase, that that refugee population will be infiltrated. so are you clear that you are not talking about the khans. you are talking about what these people are saying? >> no, i'm not talking about the khans. i'm not talking about a lot of peopleme people. i'm talking about people coming over here from syria that aren't properly vetted. they're in the migration. nobody knows if they're isis. they're being put all over the country. hillary wants a 550% increase over what obama is bringing in. obama is bringing them in by the thousands, and she wants to bring them in 550% more.
i think it's insane. now, i also think what we should do is build safe zones over in syria, have the gulf states pay for it. they've got plenty of money. they're not doing their job right now. they've got a lot of money, and we'll run it or manage it or do whatever you want. but absolutely, i mean we can't let more people come in. you look at what happened with san bernardino and all of the different -- orlando, and then you go over to nice and you know what's just happened. we can't do this. there's something going on, and it's bad. it's really bad. we can't be in the same position as france. you look at what's going on in france, it's insane. and we don't want to be in the same position as france and germany, which is now crime-ridden. take a look at what's going on in germany with all of the -- you know, the migrants that came in. and we can't do that, sean. we have to get back to rebuilding our country, rebuild our infrastructure, create jobs, take jobs away from mexico and all these countries that are taking our jobs. that's why in harrisburg today,
i have this massive group of people, because they want their jobs back. i flew over harrisburg, pennsylvania, and you look at all the empty factories from years gone by where there used to be just flourishing, and now they're all gone. >> you know, isis is involved in an attack every 84 hours. that came out last week. we know in the u.s. from our fbi director that all 50 states, there's over 1,000 isis investigations going on in the country. it sounds like the media wants one narrative. you're talking about protecting the homeland. and i want to ask why do you think mr. khan is going after you when you talk about specifically people coming from countries that practice sharia, which discriminate against christians and jews and women and gays and lesbians, and whose values under sharia are the antithesis of our constitutional values, and hillary voted for the war and voted to pull out early? why do you think you're being
targeted? >> well, i have no idea, but i watched him at the democratic national convention, and he was really going after me. there's no question about it. and i watched, and it's fine. i mean i guess it's part of my life. i can say this. if i was president, because his son died 12 years ago. if i were president, his son wouldn't have died because i wouldn't have been in the war if i was president back then. there would have been no war for iraq, i can tell you that, because i think it's ridiculous, the whole thing. to be in that war was, as you know, ever since i've known you, i've been against that war. >> and you were also against pulling out early. you said once we were there, we had to finish the job. >> that is -- by the way, that's true. they pulled out, and they lost it, and they gave it up to isis, and they gave it up to a lot of other people. but i wouldn't have been in the war. we would have had no war with iraq. iraq would have been right now fighting as they have been forever. they would have right now been fighting. they'd be in the middle of fighting iran again for another five-year spurt, and they'd be
moving nowhere. >> let me ask you this. i was watching you with george stephanopoulos. by the way, george stephanopoulos worked for the clintons. george stephanopoulos donated to the clinton foundation. he's been on record talking about hillary's temperament and how fierce her anger is. he seems to forget that. and, you know, he asked you the question what have you sacrificed? let me ask this question. what have the clintons sacrificed if we're going to ask everybody that question? have they sacrificed, or have they enriched themselves? >> well, they haven't sacrificed very much, but, you know, they've worked hard. i talked about what i did. by the way, i thought that george stephanopoulos gave a fair interview. i didn't see anything wrong with the interview. i think it was misinterpreted. for instance, we talked about the ukraine, and i said, look, essentially if i'm president, they're not going in. russia is not going into the ukraine. he said, tell me, though, and some of the newspapers -- actually some covered it very well and very accurate, most of them. but some of them said, oh, therefore, trump didn't know about crimea being taken a
couple years before. of course i knew about that. but that's gone. crimea is gone. they took that during obama's administration. you know, obama says that well, trump might be friendly with putin. which i'm not. i don't know putin. but they're coming up with this narrative like i'd be weak with putin. well, he's the one during his term that the -- you know, crimea was gone. that was during his term. right now it's a mess over there also in terms of ukraine. but i said that, and so many people tried to misinterpret it. but i will say this. a lot of the press, a lot of media said it right. and of course what i meant and what i think was very clear -- and i think george stephanopoulos would say that because i discussed it with him -- is we -- if i was president, they're not going in. believe me, they're not going into so that was very simple. >> let me ask this. as far as crimea, though, they've been there for two years. that's already -- >> i guess you could say that's basically gone, at least right now. >> it's interesting. a friend of mine sent me this,
and he googled pat smith and benghazi on google. 384,000 hits. if you google the name khan and trump, you get 491,000 hits. if that's right, that in five days this whole issue with the media, he's getting more media coverage in five days than pat smith, who by the way hillary clinton suggested, well, may not fully recall, but it pat smith. it was also charless woods, that she lied to them when their sons' bodies were laying next to them. more coverage from the media. is this now -- you just have to accept the media is going to be an extension of the hillary press offense? >> well, the media is very unfair. they're very biased. you look at cnn, and you look at "the new york times." i mean i call it the failing "new york times" because it won't be in business for another probably more than a few years unless somebody goes in and buys it and wants to lose a lot of money. but "the new york times" is so unfair. they write three, four articles about me a day. no matter how good i do on something, they'll never write good.
they have people over there like maggie haberman and others that don't know how to write good. i guess if they did, they're certainly not doing it. but "the new york times" is just absolutely a disaster. >> let me ask one other thing. >> "the washington post" has been very tough although i must say, washington post -- >> they gave her four pinocchios. >> that was shocking. >> 6,877 syrian refugees have arrived through july 31st. of the 6877, 6834 happen to be either sunni, shia, or generic muslim, and yet we have genocide against christians in syria and elsewhere. are we then therefore discriminating based on religion? >> yeah, well, in my opinion they are. but we don't care of the christians. we are very -- you know, before the migration, a friend of mine who was very, very well versed on all of this said, you come from syria. if you're muslim, it's one of the easiest places to come into the united states from. if you're christian, it's impossible, virtually impossible to come into the united states.
very unfair. and the christians are the ones that really are -- look, everybody is going through hell over there. but the christians are going through more than anybody with the beheadings and everything else. but in all fairness, it's a hell hole. >> all right. we got to -- >> but i would say if you're christian, it was very, very hard to get tiny this country. >> we'll take a break. we'll have more donald trump right after this. plus, tonight, peter sha weitzer has put out a damning new report. it has to do with the clintons, the russians, america's security, and a whole lot more. he's here to explain that and more. you both have a
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live from america's news headquarters, i'm kelly wright. good evening. federal health officials are now taking unprecedented steps to protect u.s. from the zika virus. they're warning pregnant women to stay away from miami's windwood arch district. that's because 14 people who recently contracted the virus are believed to have been infected in that neighborhood. the cdc is urging expectant moms to get tested if they were there since mid-june. zika, which is usually spread by mosquitos, has been linked to severe birth defects. in what may be the start of a major military campaign, american warplanes have launched strikes against isis targets in the libyan port city of sirte, which is a stronghold for muslim extremists, and the casualties are said to be significant. the pentagon says the air strikes were conducted at the
request of libya's u.n. backed government. the leaders say no u.s. forces will be deployed. i'm kelly wright. welcome back to "hannity." as we continue with 2016 republican presidential nominee donald trump, interesting she suggested -- hillary clinton, that pat smith was lying. let's go to the issue ofver asity of the hillary clinton. this was on the fox news sunday interview. let's roll that tape. >> fbi director james comey said none of those things that you told the american public were true. >> chris, that's not what i heard director comey say. director comey says that my answers were truthful and what i've said is consistent with what i have told the american people. >> so once she's suggests that pat smith and charles woods were lying about what she said to them about what happened in benghazi, then she makes this claim. but i happen to have the interview with james comey. let me play it for you.
>> secretary clinton said there was nothing marked classified on her e-mails either sent or received. was that true? >> that's not true. there were a small number of portion parkinmarkings on threee documents. >> secretary clinton said i did not e-mail any classified material to -- >> there was classified material e-mailed. >> secretary clinton said all work-related e-mails were returned to the state department. was that true? >> no. we found work-related e-mails, thousands, that were not returned. >> secretary clinton said her lawyers read every one of the e-mails and were overly inclusive. did her lawyers read the e-mail content individually? >> no. >> now, "the washington post," not a friend of yours, i don't think, by any stretch, they gave four pinocchios. and although comey did say many e-mails were retroactively classified, he also said there were some e-mails that were already classified that should not have been sent on an unclassified private server.
that's the uncomfortable true that clinton has trouble admitting. she lied to the parents -- >> she lies a lot. >> what's your reaction? >> she lied about a lot of thing. well, she lied about a lot of things. she's now lying about jobs, and she's lying that she's going to be the agent of change. she's not going to change. she's been there for 30 years. you look at this place, i mean honestly i fly over these cities, and i land, and i see these factories. i fly over them, and i see them. and one after another, sean, it's so depressing when you go to harrisburg, pennsylvania, when you go to different places in ohio, when you go to upstate new york, and anywhere you go. i mean it's like we're a war zone. these are factories that you could see 20, 25 years ago were vibrant, and now those companies have all moved out of our country, and they're in mexico and other places. and she's lying about that. she's not going to do anything about it. >> we now have the lowest homeownership rate in 51 years now in america. the worst recovery now since the
1940s. the lowest labor participation rate since the '70s. we have 1.2% growth, and this president has accumulated more debt than every other president before him combined. and she said she's going to continue this? >> she's going to be another four years of obama, in my opinion worse. remember the supreme court justices, she will appoint justices that will make our country venezuela. it will be over. you know, as you know, i have 11 people that are going to be outstanding. they've been -- just received rave reviews, and i think it's one of the post-important things. defense is also the most important thing. but beyond that, because our military is totally depleted. i mean we have to rebuild our military. we have to do a lot of things, sean. we're way, way behind. we also have to do our infrastructure. you drive on some of these highways, you hit potholes every 250 yards. i mean what's going on in this country is incredible. we're spending trillions and
trillions of dollars, and we don't know what we're doing. we don't know where we're spending it, and it's got to stop, sean. we have to rebuild our countries. we have to get jobs. we're going to bring our jobs back from all of these countries that have taken our job. we're going to lower taxes. hillary is going to raise taxes substantially. i'm lowering tax. >> we're the highest taxed nation in the world. >> we're going to lower taxes under my plan, and larry custody l -- kudlow. >> the repatriated money, which is trillions, that and i think become energy independent alone would create millions of jobs. >> 2.5 tri$2.5 trillion. >> i watched hillary's speech and i kind of viewed it as a check list, sort of cliches and platitudes and slogans, not a lot of specifics. and a lot of things happened. uniformed police officers not on the floor of the convention.
you have general john allen interrupted, chanting "no more war" when he said that america would defeat isis. the audience interrupted a medal of honor recipient, and also the embracing of black lives matter and that organization, a group that had chanted, what do we want, dead cops. when do we want them? now. hillary is seeking counsel from them. your reaction to some of those events? >> well, i thought it was terrible, and they also didn't show when bernie sanders people all walked out of the arena. they didn't show that. if that happens with the republicans, it would have been a scandal. when they showed bernie sanders while she was speaking, it looked like the guy was very, very angry and tired, and he wants to go home. i mean he just wants to go home. bernie sanders really hurt his legacy. if he would have not made a deal, his legacy would have been amazing. i have so many people, they call me their -- you know, they like bernie, and honestly they are so disappointed. they were so disappointed with
what he did. and they're not going to go for hillary clinton. we're going to get a lot more bernie sanders people than anybody would believe because on trade, we agree. now, i can do something about it and make great deals, but on trade he understands this country is getting ripped offmeoff. >> final question. i just gave you all the economic evidence. 51-year low, homeownership rate. really bad economic statistics. some observers -- well, at your convention, you were being dark, and she was giving her check list, and i'm wondering, okay, they can't say radical islam. they're not talking about the real state of the economy with the worst statistics, worst that we've ever accumulated. they don't have a real plan to deal with open borders, the impact on security and job creation, or crime or any of these other issues. and when you compare the two conventions, how do you analyze it? >> well, i think my speech was very optimistic. i talk about the problems, whether it's police being shot like never before at record numbers. it's horrible when you look at
it. i never realized how dangerous that job is. i love the police. and i love law and order. they don't talk about law and order. i mean they didn't even have an american flag up on the dais, and then it was two days and we started complaining, and they started putting american flags up there. i think we had a great convention. i think the republicans did a terrific job. as you know, millions more watched the final night, my speech, than their night. i just think we had a great convention. >> last
question. >> you hear all these platitudes, it's ridiculous for the other one. go ahead. >> you said in a speech today you're afraid this election is going to be rigged. explain. >> yeah. well, i've been -- i've been hearing about it for a long time, and i know last time there were -- you had precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the republican, and i think that's wrong. i think that was unfair frankly to mitt romney. you had areas where a lot of people were curious, how is that possible? and i've been hearing about it for a long time, and i just hope there's really -- i hope the republicans get out there and watch very closely because i think we're going to win this
election, but if it's rigged, like anything else -- look, it was rigged, i thought, a little bit for me and we won in landslides. i think it was rigged against
bernie sanders with his super delegates nonsense. >> we know it was rigged now. we have the e-mails. >> and i'm telling you november 8th, we better be careful because that election's going to be rigged. and i hope the republicans are watching closely, or it's going to be taken away from us. >> all right. mr. trump, thank you so much for being with us. we appreciate