The Place for Politics 2016 MSNBC March 1, 2016 6:37pm-7:11pm PST
republican race -- i'm sorry. news. >> look who's going to introduce. >> you summoned him with your voice. >> the wind is important for our country. tonight donald trump has won georgia and massachusetts, alabama and virginia. he's also won the great state of tennessee. tonight, is the beginning of donald trump bringing the republican party together for a big victory this november. tonight, is the beginning of donald trump bringing the people of our nation together to help america win again. tonight in all those states that supported mr. trump today, all
the ones who voted across this country, our message is to begin to get ready for the fight that's coming this fall. the fight this fall is to make sure that a united republican party and united american people make sure that hillary rodham clinton never gets back in the white house. [ cheers and applause ] since june 16th when mr. trump declared his candidacy he's shown himself to be tough and strong and bold. he's shown himself to be a fighter. a leader who speaks plainly to the american people. he's listened to the american people. the american people are listening to him. he's bringing the country together. that, ladies and gentlemen, is not a campaign. it's a movement. [ cheers and applause ] america wants to come together.
america wants to be strong and successful again, but they know that to do that they need to have a strong, bold, tough, decisive leader back in the oval office. they have that man after tonight. ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the next president of the united states. donald trump. [ cheers and applause ] >> chris, thank you very much. i appreciate it. this has been an amazing evening. already we have won five major states and it looks like we could win six or seven or eight or nine. it's really been great. i want to congratulate ted on the winning of texas. he worked hard on it.
i congratulate him on that win. it was an excellent win. we'll make america great again. we're going to make it great again. i watched hillary's speech and she's talking about wages have been poor and everything's poor and everything is doing badly. she's been there for so long. i mean if she hasn't straightened it out by now, she's not going to straighten it out in the next four years. it's going to get worse and worse. she wants to make america whole again. making america great again is will much better than making america whole again. it's an exciting evening. it's great to be in florida. it's great to be here with friends and the press and the media and everybody. i know it was a tough night for marco rubio. he had a tough night. he worked hard. he spent a lot of money. he is a lightweight as i've said many times before.
you know what, we're going to go to florida. we're going to spend so much time in florida. we got about a 20-point lead. i know a lot of groups, a lot of special interests and lobbyists and the people that want to have their little senator do exactly as they want will put 20 or $25 million into it over the next two weeks from what just came over the wires. frankly, i think that's fine. as far as i'm concerned it's fine. if he wins, he'll have total control, but he's not going anywhere any way. we'll see what happens. we'll spend a will the of time in florida. the virginia win was a great win because it's a place that is just spectacular and place we have big investments in. we have thousands of employees in florida all along miami, dural and so many other places. it's been an amazing place to invest. it's been amazing to have so many wonderful employees some of whom are here tonight really urging us on. i have thousands of employees
all over the country, actually all over the world. for purposes of tonight, we'll say all over the country. it's been just so beautiful to watch this company grow and to watch it grow so strongly. recent articles came out talking about how great a company we built. now we want to put that same ability into doing something for our nation. our nation is in serious trouble. we're being killed on trade. china is taking advantage of us. i have nothing against china. i have great respect for china. the leaders are too smart for our leaders. our leaders don't have a clue. the trade deficit set $400 billion and $500 billion are too much. no country can sustain that kind of trade deficit. it won't be that way for long. we have the greatest business leaders in the world on my team already. believe me, we're going to are do the trade deals. it's going to be a thing of beauty.
you look at countries like mexico where they are killing us on the border. absolutely destroying us on the boarder. they are destroying us in terms of economic development. companies like carrier air-conditioner just moving into mexico. ford moving into mexico. nabisco closing up shop and moving into new mexico. we have to stop it. we're going to create jobs. we're going to create jobs like you've never seen. we're going to lower taxes. i have a plan that larry and so many others think is the best plan they have seen. we will lower taxes substantially for the middle class. the middle class has been forgotten if our country. it really helped and the predominant factor in making our country into a country that we all love so much and we're all so proud of. we have forgotten the middle class. we're lowering taxes on business. look at the companies that are moving out. when you see pfizer moving to
ireland. they used to move from new york to florida or move from new jersey to someplace else, chris. now they are moving from here -- not that many people are leaving new jersey but chris understands the problem. now they are leaving from places they move to use to into other parts of the world. we can't let that happen. we have lost our manufacturing joh jobs. millions and millions of jobs. thousands and thousands and thousands of manufacturing plants, warehouses. we are losing so much. we can't let it happen. i tell this story often about a friend of mine who is in the excavation business. he always orders caterpillar. he ordered from japan because they devalued the yen to such an extent that it was impossible for caterpillar to compete.
i don't want that to happen. we have tremendous power over everybody because we're really the source. we have great, great power. the problem is we have politicians that truly, truly, truly don't know what they're doing. we're going to work very, very hard. i'm so honored by this evening. if you would have told me on june 16th, when i was with my wife and we came down the escalator this trump power and it looked like this. you have a lot of cameras here tonight. it looked like the academy awards. i never saw so many cameras in my life. it takes courage to run. it takes a lot of courage to run for president. i've never done this before. i've been a job producers. i've done a lot of things, but this something i never done. i felt we had to do it. when you look at the incompetence of the iran deal where we gave $150 billion and we get absolutely nothing. when you look at all the problems our country has and look at our military that's
being rapidly depleted. we will make the military bigger and better and stronger and nobody, nobody, nobody will mess with us. nobody. it's just an amazing honor to have you with me tonight. if you want press, i think we told you before it will be okay if you want to ask a few questions. go ahead. [ inaudible question ] >> a lot of support to or reject you. some strongly worded statements coming out including one from the senator of nebraska who said if donald trump ends up the republican nominee, conservatives will need to find a third party option. what do you say? >> they can always do that. then they will lose everything. that would be the work of a loser. let me explain something.
if you've seen what's happened whether you go to south carolina where i had a huge victory, where we had a tremendous victory in new hampshire, tremendous in nevada. you look at what's happened and tonight is the best of all. they are projecting six, but could be seven, eight, nine in major states. it's georgia, alabama, massachusetts, tennessee, virginia. these are amazing states. we'll probably get a lot more. we're projected to have some pretty good additional numbers. i will say this, we have expanded the republican party. when you look at what's happened in south carolina and you see the kind of numbers that we got in terms of extra people coming in. they came from the democratic party or the democrat party and the democrats and long time democrats and they were never going to switch and they all switched. they were independents.
we've expanded the party. look at the number of votes we had in that area as an example. four years ago they had 390,000 or so votes. we doubled it. we're almost 800,000. the democrats went down. there's much less enthusiasm for the democrats. i'm a unifier. i know people will find this hard to believe. once we get this finished, i'm going to go after one person on the assumption she is allowed to run. i don't know if she will be allowed to run. i don't think marco will be able to beat her. i think ted will have a very hard time. ted has a shot because he's won a little bit. i just tell you this, we are going to be a much finer party, a much -- we're going to be a
unified party. we are going to be a much bigger party. you can see that happening. we're going to be a much bigger party. our party is expanding. all you have to do is take a look at the primary states where i've won. we've gone from x number to a much larger number. that hasn't happened to the republican party in many, many decades. i think we'll be more inclusive and more unified. i think we'll be a much bigger party. i think we're going to win in november. okay, yeah. >> the republican nominee and along those lines you have some things to say about planned parenthood. are you trying to adjust your tone to a more general election now? >> i'm just doing what's right. look, planned parenthood has done very good work for some, for millions of women. i'll say it. i know a lot of so-called conservatives they that's really -- i'm a conservative but
i'm a common sense conservativc. millions of women have been helped by planned parenthood. we're not going to fund as long as you have the abortion going on at planned it. i've said it loud and clear. we'll see what happens, but planned parenthood, millions of people -- i've had thousands of letters from women that have been helped. this wasn't a set up, this was people writing letters. i'm going to be good for women's health issues. it's very important to me. maybe that's not a perfect conservative view, but i can tell you one thing, i'm more conservative than anybody on the military, on taking care of our vets, on the boarder, on the wall, on getting rid of obamacare and coming up with something much, much better and certainly get rid of common core and bringing education to a local level so that you're going to have good education for our
children who are being absolutely starved for proper education. so i mean you can call it what you want, but i am a truth teller and i will tell the truth. okay. go ahead and finish it. >> reporter: do you feel like the nominee at this point? >> i feel awfully good. i'm watching your people -- i'm going to be very nice. i'm going to be very nice. i'm watching your people on cnn and i'm watching the fox people and the msnbc people too. see, i'm becoming diplomatic. and they are certainly being very nice to me tonight. they're being very strong and they are, they're declaring marco rubio the big looser of the night, which is true. he didn't won anything. he hasn't won anything period. he was very, very nasty. i've never heard a person get up and speak on an evening like this and be so nasty. he's not going to win very much. i do congratulate ted because i
know how hard ted worked on texas and that's a big get. i did very well in texas. i came in second. one of the things my son eric told me, which i didn't realize, is that not only did i won most of the states and some are coming in and i'm expected to win them, but i came in second -- i came in no worst than second. it's not like i won and disappeared. the worst i had was a second. so i'm very, very honored by the turn out. yes. go ahead. >> reporter: the speaker of the house felt you were not clear enough about the role the k.k.k. played in your movement or your orientation to politics. are they wrong? >> they're totally wrong. i disavowed -- chris is -- when chris gave me the honor of joining the campaign, he called me and said, donald, what you've
got is a movement. we spoke today in kentucky. you've never seen a crowd like that. that had to be 20,000 people inside this convention people. every place we're speaking it's like a small group. we had 35,000 people in alabama and when chris called he said this is a movement. in all fairness to the press, a lot of the press have said the same thing. they've never seen anything like what's happening right now. i'm jashonored by it. when chris joined and he asked me the same question, i said i disavow, right after the program we're talking about approximate and i thought it was clear, but we're talking about groups, dow have to know the name of the group because who knows. they have to give me the name of the group. when i reviewed it i put out a tweet and i put on facebook i disavowed. everybody knew i did that and i disavowed then and today on abc.
i mean, how many times are you supposed to disavow, but i disavow and hopefully it's the final time i do it, but it you look at facebook and twitter i put out a statement because i wanted everybody to be sure. >> reporter: you call yourself a negotiationer is this campaign just a start of a negotiation for you taking extreme positions to move to the middle? >> no, there's not, but there's always going to be some negotiation. it's going to be a negotiation where we'll start at certain levels and hopefully i will make a great deal and lots of great deals for the american people. look, you can't go around just signing our little notices that the president signs all the time, executive orders. he signed executive order, executive order. does he ever go and deal with congress anymore? does he ever speak to the senate and speak with congressmen and
get them in a room and get things done. a good example of this is something that's very important to me is corporate inversion. it bothers karl so much about it all the time we're losing companies and we're losing for two reasons -- we're losing for a lot of reasons. we're the highest tax nation in the world and they have tr trillions of dollars outside of this company the democrats and republicans agrees did should shall brought back in. i could sit in a room or the oval office for a period of a half hour and i believe i -- it's one thing they don't agree on health care or common core or other things and they fight. here's something every single --
almost everybody agrees. these trillions of dollars should be brought into the country. the president can't make a deal because he doesn't know how to make a deal, probably doesn't work it and doesn't care, but you're talking about tremendous amounts of money. so when you have something that everybody wants and you can't make a deal, there's something going on that's really wrong. what it means is you have the wrong leader. yes. >> reporter: is immigration negotiationable? >> we are going to have a wall, i can tell you. we are going to have a wall. i watched the ex-president of mexico and i get along great with the hispanics, i won in nevada, i have thousands of people that work for me that are hispanics, i've had thousands over my lifetime, the mexican leaders are too smart for our leaders and you saw it.
president fox -- first of all, he used a word -- if i would have used that word, nobody would have let me get away with it. this is the ultimate word. he was angry at
the concept of somebody saying they were going to pay for the wall. mexico is going to pay for the wall. we have a trade deficit with mexico of $58 billion a year. the wall is going to cost $10 billion. it's so easy. i've had these guys i'm on the stage with say you don't mean mexico is going to pay for the wall. as sure as you're standing there 100% mexico is going to pay. 100%. and the reason -- the reason is i'm a businessman. i know how to do this. politicians are all talk, no action, except for chris christie. it's not going to happen with these people. when you think of it -- they say you'll never be able to build a wall, well it's 2,000 miles, but
we need 1,000 miles. the great wall of china is 13,000 miles and they didn't have tractors. they didn't have tractors, cranes, excavation equipment. the wall is 13,000 miles. we need 1,000 miles. we have all the materials. this is going to be a serious wall. this is going to be a high wall.
we're going to stop drugs from coming into new hampshire. when i won new hampshire those people were so incredible to me and when you go -- you wouldn't believe it because it's so beautiful. you look at the fields and everything, it's so beautiful and yet you go to a meeting in new hampshire, they're number one problem -- their number one problem is heroine. the heroine is pouring in.
they have so many young people and other people addicted. i told them i'm going to stop it. i'm doing to stop it. we're going to have a strong boarder. by the way, speaking of people, people are going to come in and they're going to come into this country, but they're going to come in legally. i have a lot of respect for rick scott. i don't know about his endorsement, but he's a friend of mine and i have a lot of respect for him. >> reporter: on your plan to temporarily -- >> got to find out what's going on. >> reporter: this week governor christie -- >> we have a big, big problem. we have to figure it out. we're going to figure it out. radical islamic terrorism, big problem. not only for us, but look at germany and sweden and look at some of these places, it's like a disaster. we're not going to a allow
people to come in our country and we have no idea who they are, where they come from and they're young and strong -- they're young and strong and powerful and you say why aren't they back fighting for their country? with all of that being said -- i have a bigger heart than anybody, we're going to build a safe zone. it's going to be in syria and i'm going to get the gulf states who have more money than anybody, we're going to loosen up their wallets. we're going to get the gulf states to pay for it because they should. >> reporter: i'm talking with your plan to ban them. >> you heard what i said. i gave you a good answer. go ahead. >> reporter: mr. trump if you are the nominated person, what are we going do to bring back some of these groups such as
muslims? >> we're going to bring them back. first of all, we're going do great with the african-americans. you see that in the polls where i had one poll where i'm 25% and one. commentators who i think is standing in the back of the room said if donald trump gets 25% of the african-american vote, this election is over. you watch. the reason i'm getting that and i'm going do great with the hispanics and i'm going to do great with virtually every group is i'm going to bring jobs back. i'm going to get apple to start making their products on our land, not in china. how does it help us when it's made in china. i'm going to create jobs. >> reporter: if marco rubio cannot win florida, is it time for him to get out and do you plan to spend $25 million? >> i always liked marco until about a week ago when he decided
to go hostile. honestly i always liked him, but somebody told him you're losing very badly, the only way you can possibly win, go hostile. it's hurt him. in fact one of the news cast said he went down 15% or 20%. i'm not going to tell him what to do. you have to run. he had a bad night according to cnn, fox, they say the looser of the night was marco rubio. at least you can say ted has won something. you have to be able to win. you can't talk. these politicians all talk, no action. you have to be able to win something. he hasn't won anything and he hasn't come very close. so we'll see what happens. go ahead. >> reporter: you criticized
president obama for not working with congress. >> let's not ask it again. how many times -- listen, who are you by the way? who are you with? okay. very good. good job. look, i don't want to waste a lot of time. i disavowed -- i'm going to get along great with congress. paul ryan, i don't know him well, but i'm sure i'm going to get along with him and if i don't he's going to have to pay a big price. go ahead. on the right. go ahead. >> reporter: mr. trump, a question. you say a lot about what you're going to do. >> i'm going be a good president, but we have a country that's in big trouble. our infrastructure is going to hell, our schools, hospitals, airport
airports, i go throughout the world, you go to so many places in china, different places in asia, different places in the middle east, you look at some of the airports they have, the roadways they have and the transportation systems and the trains they have, we're like a third-world country. so i'm going to be good for the world. i'm going to get along with the world. you will be proud of me as a president, but we have to rebuild our country. our country is going to hell and people don't understand that and hillary clinton doesn't have a clue. she can't do that. one of the things that has really bothered me and i have such great support is that people in the middle income groups are making less money today than they made 12 years ago and in a speech she just said they're making less money. that's been there with obama for a long period of time.
why hasn't she done anything about it. practically everything she's complaining about, she picked up what i said. she's been there for a long period of time. why haven't they done anything with it? then you look at her record of secretary of state, it's aby abyssal. you look at what's going on with syria and everything, it's a disaster. so we're going to have an interesting period of time. i don't know that she'll be allowed to run. if she's allowed to run i would be surprised, but if she's allowed to run, honestly it will be a sad day for this country because what she did was wrong and what she did -- let me tell you -- what she did was wrong and other people have done far less than her and they paid a very, very big price. okay. one or two more questions. go ahead jeremy. >> reporter: you talked about how you plan to support undocumented immigrants living in this country and everythiyes
you said everything is negotiationable. >> tell me where i said that. >> reporter: fox news yesterday you said that. >> i didn't say that. i'll negotiate. if the wall is 50 feet i'll take two feet off the wall. >> reporter: would you allow the people to stay in the country without having to leave the country? >> at this moment absolutely not. we either have a country or we don't. we have a country or we don't. we have boarders or we don't have boarders. at this moment the answer is no. how about another question. david, go ahead. >> reporter: there were some suggestions including some from your former aids that some people inside the republican committee are considering amongky wrenching with your nomination. >> i think david -- go ahead. >> reporter: suh may very well may have sewn up ten or 15
states at this point, is that enough for them to honor their agreement with you. >> i have a lot of respect for the group and i don't know that i've been treated fairly or not, but i can tell you that i do respect them. what i really have is a great number of people. i have millions and millions of people and when i was watching those broadcasts just a little while ago before i came in here because i wanted to see where we were before i started speaking, i was amazed at the kind of numbers. the republicans have tremendous energy. the democrats don't. they don't have any energy. their numbers are down. our numbers are through the roof and people are making the statements i've never seen in modern times a party that was so energized. i think if somebody is doing as well i'm doing -- and i'm not speaking for myself, me or anybody else, or if i'm going to win five, maybe it could be
nine, could win nine states tonight, if i'm going to win all of these states with tremendous numbers and if i'm going to come in the worst as second in the two or three that i might not win, i think we're a democracy, i think it's hard to say that's not the person we want to lead the party, right? it's very hard. but i really think -- i think it's a great question, david, because i really think that one of the biggest things that everybody is seeing happening and everybody is the republican party has become more dynamic, it's become more diverse, we have more people. we have a lot more people. look at south carolina, look at the numbers. look at the numbers from four years ago when nobody wanted to waste their time and vote. i was there and you had lines that went a mile long. it was virtually more than doubled. so we have a very, very dynamic party and i think we're going to be able to unify the party.
i don't know paul ryan well, but i hope to be able to get along with him. i do know mitch mcconnell a little bit and i hope to be able to get along with him. i have millions and millions of people. this isn't like it's a close match. it's too bad that winner didn't take all because if winner took all, this thing is over. we're just having a celebration. we're having a celebration. so anyway i would like to -- look i want to end by thanking everybody. this has been an amazing period in my life. my wife just called and my daughter is going to be having a baby very soon and she's a special person and it's going to be great. she's back in new york. she wanted to be here, they all wanted to be here, and that could be within the next week, but this has been an amazing period of time. it's been amazing for me even from an educational standpoint and i think we've done something
that almost nobody thought could be done and i'm very proud of it. i just want to leave you with this, i am a unifier. i would love to see the republican party and everybody get together and unify and when we unify there's nobody, nobody, that's going to beat us. thank you very much everybody. thank you. thank you very much. thank you. no matter what you feel of tonight's republican front-runner donald trump, that certainly was the intended use of homefield advantage, down to the introduction by governor chris crissie and including his remarks. it was said in this studio while he was talking it had almost the air of an event where someone names his transition staff. it was certainly donald trump's intention to look official in the role. and if you take away the pastle gels on the kurtans in