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very good day. thanks for being with us on this saturday afternoon. i'm live in msnbc headquarters in new york city. it's 5:00 p.m. on the east, 2:00 p.m. on the west and this hour, sounding the alarm. the senate's top democrat says the zika's virus has never been greater. this after new cases and a new region boosts florida's zika case load. the efforts to remain resilient. minorities as swing voters. donald trump set to rally supporters in virginia as he shifts his focus to african american voters. working to court them by blaming black poverty on democratic
policies. >> you're living in poverty. your schools are no good, you have no jobs, 58% of your youth is unemployed, what the hell do you have to lose? >> big names, big money. hillary clinton on a massive ten-day coast to coast fundraising sweep ahead of what's sure to be an ugly fight to win those crucial battleground states. and denied in the final stretch, our men's track team and field team learning it will not bring home the bronze. and who will carry old glory? we've got that name. who is going to do that when these games wrap up tomorrow in rio? we start with the latest reaction to news of a second zika transmission zone in miami. this one in the heart of the city's tourist area. and despite those headlines, business leaders and officials say they are confident this will not stop them from attracting vacationers. tourists for the most part are not taking the danger too seriously either according to local reports today. but senate minority leader harry reid today is calls once again
for congress to reconvene to vote on funding to fight zika. he's very concerned about it's spread and effect across the country. this new area of concern is just south of the wynnwood area of miami-dade county, considered a hot zone. several new cases there. cropping up over the last month. now that popular tourist destination of miami beach is confirming five cases and the cdc is advising pregnant women not to travel to the area. tammielightenlightener is theree case. a lot has happened in the last 24 hours since the announcement. >> reporter: there is, richard. there's some concern but people that are enjoying the beautiful day. we're here in south beach, an area that has outdoor cafes, tourists, lots of tourists. anybody that comes to miami beach comes to south beach. and this area happens to be now in the zika zone. there is a 1.5 square mile area of miami beach that has been
infected, five new cases. we're told those are two local people that live here and three tourists. one from new york, one from texas, and one from taiwan. two are men and three are women. now we've spent the day talking with locals and tourists, let's go ahead and listen to what they had to say about the zika virus. >> walking around yesterday afternoon, there certainly was a lot less tourists around. >> and we were here the same time last year. >> i hope it's going to pass and it's going to happen, happening in my country too, and it went away. so i'm hopeful it will happen here too. >> reporter: you know, one thing is it's very difficult to detect the spread of the zika virus. and that's why health officials are warning, it may already be in other neighborhoods in miami-dade county and not yet have been detected. richard. >> nbc's tammie lightener, latest on the moving zika virus story in miami beach, florida. thank you very much. i want to bring in the miami
beach mayor, phillip levin. thanks for being with us, mayor. this is your part of the country. this is what we have been talking about as of late. when you look at what's been happening so far and we had harry reid come out again in the last day say, you know, this is big. you know, he's saying -- in this situation the country's health and economy and the threat to it has never been greater. do you agree with that? >> well, listen, richard, it's most important for us in miami beach, we take it very, very seriously. the number one priority for us and me as a mayor is the health and the well being in the safety of our residents and our tourists. we've got into plan. we're right into action right now. remember, this is a very small area of miami beach. it's only 1.4 square miles, but we're on it, working with our county. our counterpart is a great mayor. the county is involved with targeted spraying and we're doing everything we can and also informing and educating our residents and our tourists alike what to do to prevent being bitten by any mosquito,
whatsoever. >> i was reading the "miami harold" this afternoon, and the recent headlines is that tourists were blah someday about the concern that may fit in with the other development in the last 24 hours, and that is, yourself and other officials saying, this is not going to be a threat to the world class reputation that this area has for tourism. >> well richard, i hope not. we're going to do everything to make sure of it. miami beach, i was out there on the ocean today, it was packed. literally we're having a record tourism system season, but the most important thing is making sure everyone is healthy and safe. and that one area specifically where the cdc issued an advisory saying pregnant women should not go, unless it's essential travel. we're reducing that risk. we're picking up water because water is where mosquitos breed. we're spraying and targeted areas, but it's all about information, richard. and i'm sorry to say that we didn't get the information until late. our governor didn't want to release the information, so, all
of us in the city and the county, really were in the dark until the governor had his own press conference and released it to everybody. and i've got to tell you something. you know, no one, no one should play politics with people's lives. >> mayor, as you heard, there could be areas that are not yet recognized or we don't have data on as of yet. how are you monitoring the available information to be ahead of that game? >> well so right now the state is going in and doing testing in that one specific area. to make sure that there aren't or may be additional cases. we're going to monitor and watch that along. of course, you know, it's outside of miami beach, it's in other areas, i'm sure they may find people affected in broward county. from what i understand, there are infections in about 40 different states, but we take it very, very seriously. richard, it's all about information. we need to get the information from the state of florida and our governor needs to provide it to us and it's a shame that we've had a real challenge getting it. >> what are you watching on the
ground that we need to be watching and taking a look at that has not been discussed really nationally? >> well prevent tifz measure is the most important. two parts, number one, educating our residents, educating our tourists and number two, we're going around the city. if there's foliage areas, plants, attracted to mosquitos, we're reducing them or taking them away. we're making sure we're taking away all standing water. i did it this morning. i was out there with the crew at 6:35 in the morning. it's all about preventive and little by little, we believe it. wynnwood, which is a great area of miami has had a great area of success. it's smaller that the state has put under swat of a warning. we're going to continue on. people love miami beach. it's packed. we're having a record season. once again, we take nothing for granted, we're all over it. >> mayor phillip levine, thank you so much. >> thank you. happening now, clean-up
efforts hampered by more rain in louisiana. catastrophic flooding led to 13 deaths, millions in property damage, and thousands lost nearly everything they own. >> i'm not crying for the material things. i'm crying for what god has done for us, no matter what the devil meant for evil, god turned it around for good. and i just want top say, thank you, jesus. >> nbc's charles hadlock joins from why bakersville, louisiana. when we see that story trying to bounce back, you've spoken to many individuals there, how is the rain impacting the community that you're in and the clean-up efforts that are going on? >> yeah. hi richard. well it's rain yet again today. it's rained every day since august 12th when 31 inches of rain fell over this rain,
flooding many homes that had never seen water before. we're in the town of baker. this town has been hard hit. this is the breed from just one house. imagine, being in your house and having to remove all the inards of your house, the drapes, blinds, furniture, and personal belongings too. they're all out here in a heap along with many, many others. take a look down civil street here. each side of the house, each side of the yard is covered with debris in the street. insulation, clothing, appliances. books. just the stuff of people's lives here. on the curb. waiting to be hauled away. the city says it will begin that monumental task on monday. that's why many people are racing the clock to try to get as much stuff out of their house on the curbs so the city can come pick it up and haul it away. it's going to take months. there are 42,000 homes that have
been damaged or destroyed by this flood. one estimate says that number could be even higher. as many as 111,000 homes damaged by this monumental flood. the worst flood since hurricane katrina back in 2005, richard. >> pile after pile in front of the dress after dress. charles hadlock, thank you so much, charles. now we're going to move to politics. what do you have to lose? that's the question donald trump is asking african american voters. that question as he begins to court their votes. trump near lansing, michigan, friday talked about poverty being the result of democratic policies. hillary clinton's camp not happy about that remark. this is so ignorant, it's staggering. nbc's jacob rascon joins us. where trump will speak next hour. trump is holding a law enforcement round table as well. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: right. so this is one of two events
he's holding in virginia today. pushing his law and order thing. meeting with law enforcement officials and their families. earlier today, he held another round table, this one with hispanic leaders at trump tower where we're told by people in the room that he asked about ideas for what to do with the 11 million estimated undocumented immigrants in the united states. those who were in the room telling nbc news, that they've never heard trump listen the way that he is listening today. this is a different kind of trump that we're seeing this week. we do expect him to again, for the fifth time in a row, use prompters for his speech tonight. and as you mention, a he's slipping with white voters, he now has this new focus, courting african americans and really the only way he has to go is up. he's polling in our most recent poll at 1% with african americans. he predicted in a speech yesterday that he would be at 95% with african american voters if elected as president after
that first term. we've been talking to trump supporters out here, talking about this new trump who is not as boastful, whose more scripted, and they say, some of them say, it's about time. they always supported him, but believed he had to change something if he really wanted to win. and they believe, of course, that he's now doing that and that he will win. richard. >> nbc's jacob rascon there following the trump campaign in fredericksburg, virginia. now to the latest on the olympics. this just into msnbc. team usa's track and field team was denied. the relay last night would be reversed, they hoped. that did not happen. even though they finished third, they'll receive no medal. also the international olympic committee will form a disciplinary commission to investigate the incident involving swimmer ryan lochte and his fellow teammates.
nbc's stephanie gast is in lee o -- rio. >> reporter: let's start with the relay. disappointing news for the u.s. men as they had come in third. they were happy to get bronze. they were celebrating that medal. only to find out that they're disqualified because the handoff between mike rogers and justin gatland happened too early. they've lost that appeal which means they are medalless for that race. turning to that lochte news that keeps on making news and will probably for a while to be honest now that we have that investigation, but lochte today on social media apologizing, an apology that a lot of people had been waiting for and thought should have come sooner. he said he was apologizing now because he wanted to make sure that his other teammates were not facing any legal problems here in brazil. they are all now back in the united states. and he writes in part, i want to apologize for my behavior last weekend, for not being more careful and candid in how i
describe events. people have been a lot more critical than his own words on how he described those events. as you know, he initially had said that he and teammates were held by gunpoint by someone posing as a police officer and robbed. then turned out there was an incident at a gas station and that the early hours of sunday that they were drunk, that lochte himself had pulled a billboard off of that gas station, and that they were forced to stay at gunpoint, in fact, by a security guard. and lochte mentions that moment. he says that to be held at gunpoint in a foreign country is an alarming thing to have happen, but he does then take responsibility and he elements the fact that this had taken attention away from the olympic games. >> now more history made in rio. there's a lot of historic moments, but another first. the first same-sex married couple to win a good medal. field hockey players kate and
helen richardson-walsh. they play for great britain. they won the gold medal today. interesting in their comments about this today, they said what was really great about the fact that they made this history is that the fact that they are married on their team is really something of a non-issue. they got married in 2013. when same-sex marriage became legal in great britain, and today, they won that gold medal. richard, back to you. >> so many great stories coming out of olympics as always on this day 15. stephanie gast in rio. we're going to check back later to talk about today's competition as the summer games actually wind down, thank you, stephanie. next, more on donald trump's play for african american voters. how that move might be more about convincing other key voters. ♪ ♪ isaac hou has mastered gravity defying moves to amaze his audience.
if hillary clinton's goal was to inflict pain on the african american community, she could not have done a better job. it's a disgrace. tonight, i'm asking for the vote of every single african american citizen in this country who wants to see a better future. >> donald trump there honing in on a key demographic this week. one that up to now almost completely rejects him in the polls. support for the republican nominee is so low and barely registers. there's the latest nbc news wall street journal poll gives trump 1% to hillary clinton's 94%. another minority group he's reaching out to, latino americans. today in new york, trump and the
new leadership team met with the national hispanic advisory council for trump. it was an effort to share insights with the campaign to help get a november victory. joining me now is joe watt, and jameel smith. let's start with you here, jameel. what is the percentage that he can possibly, potentially pull over from that 91%, you think? >> i don't think this is about pulling over a percentage at all. this is making sure that his white voters understand that hey, these black voters -- if they want a better future, they'll choose me. and once they don't choose him, they can stay in their narrative that hey, black folks just choose the democratic party because they're in a democratic plantations and it's more about making white voters feel comfortable that trump is not in fact a racist. >> joe, to react to that, what's your perspective in terms of a pivot here and reaching out to
african american voters and really that sort of halo effect of minority voters overall. >> african american voters and latino voters are very sophisticated voters. they aren't easily swayed by a pitch at a campaign speech. there's a lot of work that has to be done if you want to seriously build on the numbers that you already have. and right now, he's polling about 1% with african american voters. if he wants to get up to 8, 9, 10, 11, # 12%, it's going to take a lot of work. just reciting the challenges where people are for people of color in this country isn't enough. you've got to show people what you're going to do to measurably change their condition. and you also can't talk to black people as if all black people have the same situation. we don't. black people are middle class, upper middle class, and poor people. you have to talk to black people like we're people. >> as people. and where they're at. jameel, if you look at where he was announcing this push when he
was talking to african american voters. it was not in a background that you had a lot of african americans. >> if you want to win our votes, he has to talk to us. that's plain and simple. these rejected implications from the naacp and the urban league. he's shown an aversion to something that shows black people. you have racial unrest this week this past week in the last week before. and he didn't go to milwaue. he has said goes to a town that is 40 miles outside, that's almost entirely white before an entirely white audience. i don't think that black voters are necessarily fooled by that. >> he'll have to reposition his travel schedule which has maybe been laid out for weeks before they made this strategic push here. joe, you know, as you look at what the clinton campaign is doing. what might they do, you think, to stab off this move if she does shed women, hispanic, and minority voters overall? >> i don't know that the clinton campaign is worried that they're going to lose any votes.
you know, by what's being done right now, you know, for at least for me, i've been involved in these presidential campaigns and i've worked for u.s. senator for u.s. president, i know that in most of these other cycles in order to win any segment of the vote, it takes serious work. you've got to have people that represent those communities on staff working closely with you and credibility within their own community. mold and message that resinates with voters in the communities. then you've got to have a serious get out to vote campaign, and spend money getting your message out and making sure the people likely to vote show up to the polls to vote for you. that takes a lot of work, money, effort. so if if he wants to change the numbers, if he wants to really talk to the community to communities of color whether it's the latino community or the african american community, it's going to take a serious investment of time, money, and effort, and people in order to get that done. >> and people. it's a people business. and jameel, as joe was talking about refining the message. he's saying hey, i did get the message right. i regret some of the stuff i
said earlier. do you think he was eluding to comments that were not seen positively by the muslim american community, not seeming positively by the latino american community over the last several months? >> i think it was a classic sorry not sorry apology. it doesn't even qualify as an apology. it was so ungeneral and so bland that you don't know what he was apologizing for. there are few too many people giving him cookies for paying attention in meetings and expressing regret in one speech. that all the sudden this is a different candidate. he just brought on the head of a white nationalist news site to run his campaign. people are really paying attention and understanding what he's about. >> and the clinton campaign actually looking at that commentary about his regret, quote/unquote that he was mentioning.
they released this video, let's take a look. >> i regret it. >> if you look at his wife, she had nothing to say. maybe she wasn't allowed to have anything to say.
>> do you regret engaging this back and forth? >> i don't regret anything. >> he was a war hero because he was captured. i like people that weren't captured. >> do you regret saying that? >> i like not to regret anything. >> so as he's now doing the tour now investing in his first ad here, jameel, is this going to work from the clinton campaign to stav off his moves here on the air waves? >> certainly what he did is put a ball on the tee for the clinton campaign to hit off. he's made his presence about the toxic mask lin present, and then all the sudden he wants to express regret. you have a whole health of material to hit back on him on. i think the clintons are content to let him keep talking, burying himself, and while they, you know, hopefully push their message. >> all right. joe watkins, jameel smith, stand by. we'll talk to you again later this hour on another topic. thanks for that. we'll talk about the millions of dollars being spent
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2008, $220 in 2010, and now over $1,100, this year, before insurance. and you have had to increase the costs here that you've had to pay out. how's this affected you and your family? >> um, you know, it plays into other areas of our budget as a family of four. you know, it's not just about buying epi pens, it's about buying his foods that are safe for him, his extra school supplies. so, you know, it kind of cuts into that area as well. and makes it tighter in our family's budget. >> we are looking out to see what the response was from the manufacturer of the epi pen as to why these prices have gone up and they said in a statement, quote, prices have changed over time to better reflect important product features and the value the product provides. we've made a significant investment to support the device over the past years. when you hear that explanation of the price, do you agree with
it? yornts want to bash anyone because they've done great things. they've gotten epi pens into school. states to carry them, but honestly, every company wants to make money. let's be honest. and you know, their slogan is seeing is believing. so show us. show your food allergy community that you are going to give us this item that was purposely created to save lives. >> what do you want them to do? >> well, you know, like i said, they've done a lot of great things for us, it's time to work with the people that are asking you to produce the price. >> lower the price. >> yes. >> there's also an alternative here other than the epi pen. there's something you may have heard about, it retails for 40% of the price of epi pen. it's available as a substitute in some 20 states at least. is that an acceptable alternative, do you think? >> you know, every family is different.
every, you know, when you have younger children and you're working with staff at school, relatives that don't necessarily use an epi pen, sometimes that's not the favorable option. they won't know how to use it the same way. you know, certainly you need to have something to save a life, yes, have something. >> one thing that will help the cost here, insurance, right? and in some cases, it's able to reduce the cost to 0. but that may have changed as the price has gone up. and the policy themselves maybe not all of them cover the entire price or portions of the price of epi pen. how is your insurance? >> luckily our insurance is good. but i have several page members and followers that have constantly posted and saying that they don't carry epi pens because they can't afford to have it. i can't imagine not being able to make sure that my child is safe all the time, it's heart breaking. >> as you have a look at these conversations out there. something that comes up often is the accusation to call that this company is a monopoly and as a
look at that, what can the fda or other agencies do, if it is a monopoly or acts like it? we don't need to get into these specific legal definitions of that, but what do you want them to do to release that control of the market, if at all? >> well, mine, you know, even if it's a monopoly, the next year or so, there are several new items that are supposed to be on the market. you know, but how is it possible to only be a know monopoly? they are going to always be needed somewhere. doctor's offices, hospitals, it's not going to be minimized by other items. you know, so certainly, instead of raking in the cash and you know, we all to want make money, but at the end of the day, it's about saving lives. it's not about who has more money. so lower your price, go to your consumers and make everyone happy. >> how does your son react to this? what does he know about the situation? >> he has self-carried since third grade. he knows how important to have an epi pen. he has two on him at all times.
he doesn't leave the house without it, no matter what. >> thank you so much. nutritionist tracy bush, appreciate your time today. >> thank you. louisiana is drying out after epic rainfall. submerged entire neighborhoods, 13 are dead, more than 30,000 people having to be rescued from the state of disaster unfolding over the week. the advocate reporting record breaking floods and thousands without homes, with nowhere to go. the misery all too evident. prompted and appealed to president obama, vacation or not, louisiana needs you now. that was wednesday. the president is due to visit the flood-ravaged area tuesday. peter kovak, editor joins us now. just showing a little bit of the front pages from your paper over the last week, and we can see how difficult it's been for you in your community. i want to first ask you though, you're there, tell me about the new weather systems, they're
heading your way. how badly would your community be off if it gets much more severe? these rains? >> well, we certainly can't stand the kind of rain that we had last week. but, a lot of the water has receded, except in a parish. the usual afternoon rainstorms we can withstand. >> part you're hoping to get more resources over time, and the call for the president to visit, why? >> well, you know, this is a case where a picture really isn't worth a thousand words because if you look up and down this street, you can see the destruction, but what the picture really can't convey is the magnitude of it. which is it's estimated that about 110,000 homes, which is maybe a third of the homes in this area, are in areas that flooded. so no matter how many pictures you look at of flooded homes and these people are gutting their houses and they're doing a great job. you can't really appreciate the
magnitude of it unless you come. and i learned that as someone who covered katrina and someone who survived katrina, i just learned the by that which people didn't understand it until they came themselves. >> tell me about how this compares to katrina. the numbers are, if you look at the number of households affected. these are very, very close in magnitude. >> this is probably not as significant an event as katrina. katrina had some other characteristics including levy failures and the water stayed around longer. of course there was a little more population in new orleans. but this is the biggest natural disaster since sandy. this is the biggest natural disaster of the second obama term. and so it's not just the flood of the month, it's a substantial national crisis. >> right. the superlatives used are causing us to ask for that comparison. now if the white house does consider going there, they've often talked about in the past the footprint they might cause
when the president does come to town, in some cases it could involve hundreds, if not thousands of police officers mobilized, how much of a concern is that for you in the city that, you know, you have so many things you need to work with right now, pulling resources for presidential visit may not be in your best interest as the governor has said. >> you know, it's one of the funny things because when president bush did not come to new orleans after katrina, he said that he didn't come because of the distraction and the effort that would be caused to organize a presidential visit and the democrats trashed him for that and said he was insincere. one of the senators was barack obama. we need someone more like lyndon johnson who came two days or a day and a half after hurricane betsy on four hours notice. he arrived at night, he walked into a darkened shelter in the ninth ward, shined a flashlight on his face and said hello, my name is lyndon baines johnson
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gymnast of all-time. she's won five medals here, four of them gold. going to be a heavy lift carrying those and the flag the day of the closing ceremony. also to tell you about some other gold medals today. gwen jordanson, the u.s. triathlete won the first gold medal for a u.s. woman in that event ever. and she's got a great story, she finished 38th in london. what a difference four years makes. she traveled overseas to train and today, she won the gold medal. another gold medal goes to the u.s. women's basketball team. they were dominating throughout these games. and they -- in a blow away match here against spain. they won a gold medal. it's their sixth. they've won six in a row since basketball became an olympic sport. turning now to tonight's events, it's going to be another big night for track and field. allison felix who is already the most decorated, female athlete,
u.s. athlete, in track and field in history, she's going to be going for another medal tonight in the four by 400 meter relay. watch for that on top of it, you've got miss cunningham in the high jump who also could get at medal this evening. although we're winding down here, there's lots of excitement to be had, richard. >> a lot happening there on this final day. in rio de janeiro, thank you so much, stephanie. the ad wars. how much candidates are spending on the airways to win votes. ♪ ♪ ♪ only those who dare drive the world forward. introducing the first-ever cadillac ct6.
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extreme but no clear word on if anyone was killed. reports are the blast was a suicide bombing. again, nbc not able to independently confirm that as of yet and continue to watch the story. stay with us on msnbc for that and an eye on the scene in fredericksburg, virginia, where donald trump is set to take the stage any moment. we'll have that for you when he does get to the microphone. meanwhile, hillary clinton starting a big cross country fund raising trip before labor day. she arrived in nantucket, mac massachusetts, at the start of her big name blitz and a big fundraiser tomorrow hosted by music legend cher. then she'll fly cross country for fundraisers by magic johnson and justin timberlake who's subbing in there for leonardo dicaprio. she'll attend 21 fundraisers the next week and a half as donald trump hauled in $80 million in july and began his first tv ad
and that first tv selection happened on friday. >> donald trump's america is secure. terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out. the borders secure. our families safe. change that makes america safe again. donald trump for president. >> still with us, mtv's new senior correspondent. and former white house aide, joe watt tins. start with you on this. when you look at the spending here, trump is way behind here. $61 million by the clinton campaign so far. only $4 million by trump when we look at the numbers. and just battle ground states of florida, ohio, and north carolina, pro clinton spent is over $24 million to the pro trump at $3 million including super pacs. any way you look at these numbers, can trump catch up to the spending game here? >> it's going to be hard.
it's showing in terms of the polling data as well. hillary clinton is leading in some instances. she's opening up a significant lead in virginia and i think she continues to do well in ohio. those are all key states. this election is going to boil down to whoever has the quickest path to that 270 electoral college votes needed to win this election and right now, hillary clinton has a clearer path than donald trump. he's going to have to really work hard to raise a lot of money to get his message out in the key states that at least stay within striking distance and hopefully, for him, that is, if he wishes to win, he's going to have to raise enough money to even it up. >> and talking about him trying to get out the message, joe, jamiel, stand by. straight to donald trump taking the stage there in fredericksburg, virginia. let's listen in. >> a new day in america. it's going to be a great day in
america. government will listen to the people again. the voters not the special interests and lobbyists will be in charge. total charge. our economy will grow. jobs will come back. new factories are going to stretch all across the nation and boy, are we going to have them come back to virginia, that i can tell you. families are going to be safe and secure. crime will go down. and law and order will be restored to the united states of america. immigration laws will be enforced and trade deals will
protect the american worker again. we're going to reject globalism. and put america first. america first. and it's going to be america first from now on. we're going to put our country first. we're going to put our american workers first. we're going to put our people first. so this is the change that i'm promising. my opponent is the corporate defender of a totally rigged system and a failed status quo.
she's an insider fighting only for herself and the other insiders, believe me. i'm an outsider who spent many, many millions of dollars doing this. lots of time, lots of energy spending my money, but i'm fighting for you. fighting for you. hillary clinton is a throwback from yesterday. our campaign is about creating a new american future. i'm not a politician. thank goodness.
i have no special interests and i have no special interests telling me what to do. i have no donors telling me what to do. i'm my donor. i have no lobbyists telling me what to do. i'm going to do what's right for you. my only interest is you, the american people. 100%. the american people. i'm running to represent the great majority of americans. republicans, democrats, independents, liberals, conservatives who turn on television every night and don't see anyone speaking up for them. the forgotten man. the forgotten woman.
this campaign is about giving a voice to those who don't have one, i am your voice. i am your voice. i understand the great responsibility you have and especially the responsibility you've placed in me and i will never, ever let you down. once again, it will be a government of, by, and for the people. let's talk about what my reform agenda will mean for the citizens of virginia. and i have to say, i love this
state. i have businesses in this state. they're great businesses. and we're going to take care of this state and we're going to take care of this country. but first, let's talk about our amazing veterans. veterans. the commonwealth of virginia is home to about 800,000 veterans who have served bravely our country. to all veterans here tonight and across this nation, thank you very much. thank you, thank you. we will never let you down. we will never let you down. government is letting you down very badly right