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  The Place for Politics 2016  MSNBC  September 15, 2016 8:48am-9:00am PDT

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here is donald trump laying out his economic plan. >> we're leading in florida. we're having a lot of fun on the campaign, and on the trail. i just wanted to say that it's always a lot of fun when you come up and the people don't have the teleprompter working, but that's okay. lucky, i brought some notes. but today, i do want to outline a plan for american economic revival. and it's a bold and ambitious and forward-looking plan to massively increase jobs, wages,
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income, and opportunities for the people of our country. great people of our country, i will tell you. my plan will embrace the truth that people flourish under a minimum government burden and will tap into the incredible unrealized potential of our workers and their dreams. right now, 92 million americans are on the sideline outside of the workforce and they're not a part of our economy. it's a silent nation with our american workers. and look no americans are on the sideline outside of the workforce. and they're not a part of our economy. it's a silent nation of jobless americans. and look no further, and i mean no further, all you have to do is look at flint, where i spent
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a lot of time. the city of flint. and what a disaster has taken place. the jobs have been stripped from 8,000 people, and that's going down. and they're making very, very little. and people are trying to go down to that $8,000 mark. what we're doing is ford -- ford has announced just yesterday that they're moving their small car production facilities to mexico. and i've been talking about this a long while. i think that's maybe one of the reasons that we're doing so well in ohio and michigan and lots of other places where cars and parts are involved. but to think ford is moving its small car division is a disgrace. it's disgraceful. it's disgraceful our politicians
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let them get away with it. it really is. it used to be cars were made in flint and you couldn't drink the water in mexico. now, cars are made in mexico and you can't drink the water in flint. [ applause ] >> but we're something to turn this around. my economic plan rejects the cynicism that says our labor force will keep declining, that our jobs keep leaving and our economy can never grow as it did once before. and, boy, oh, boy, did it used to grow. we reject the pessimism that says our standard of living can
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no longer rise and that's all there is really left to divide because, frankly, we're looking at an economy now of no growth and redistribution of wealth. and that's not going to work. everything that is broken today can be fixed. and every failure can be turned into a truly great success. just look at the way i just melted into the teleprompter that just went on. who else could have pulled that off? who else? jobs can stop leaving our country and they will just absolutely start pouring in. it can happen. failing schools can become
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flourishing schools. crumbling roads and bridges can become gleaming, new infrastructure. inner cities can experience a flood of new jobs and investment. and rising crime can give way to save and prosperous communities. all of these things and so much more are possible. but to accomplish them, we must replace the present policy of globalism which has taken so many jobs out of our community and so much wealth out of our country, and replace it with a new policy of americanism. america first. remember that. under this american system, every policy decision we make must pass a simple test. does it create more jobs and better wages for americans?
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it's a test. if we lower our taxes, remove destructive regulations, and we have to do that, unleash the vast treasure of american energy and negotiate trade deals that put america first, then there is no limit to the number of jobs we can create and the amount of prosperity we can unleash. america will truly be the greatest place in the world to invest, hire, grow and to create new jobs, new technologies and entire new industries. instead -- thank you. instead of driving jobs and wealth away, america will become the world's great magnet for innovation and job creation. my opponent's plan rejects this optimism. she offers only more taxing and her tax increases are
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unbelievable. more regulating, more spending, and more wealth redistribution. a future of slow growth, declining incomes and dwindling prosperity. the only people who get rich under hillary clinton are the donors of the special interests, but bad for our country. in hillary clinton's america we have surrendered our status as the world's great economy and we have surrendered our middle class to the whims of foreign countries. we take care of them better than we take care of ourselves. not one single idea she's got will create one net american job or create one new dollar of american wealth for our workers.
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the only thing she can offer is a welfare check. that's about it. our plan will produce paychecks and they're going to be paychecks for millions of people now unemployed or underemployed. in the course of this campaign, i've traveled all across the country and i've met the most amazing people. every day i've seen the goodness and character of our country and brave citizens proudly fighting through hard times and difficult circumstances. i have been all over this country, folks, and we have unbelievable people, but they need leadership. the country needs leadership. in many parts of our country, the hard times never seem to end. i visited cities and towns in upstate new york where half of the jobs have left and moved to
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mexico and other countries. the businesses are gone. they've been taken away. like taking candy from a baby. politicians have abandoned these places all over the country. and the people who live there are just there. no hope. politicians have hope, scorn and disdain on these wonderful americans. my opponent descrid ns of millions of american citizens as deplorable and irredeemable just last week. so, how can hillary clinton seek to lead this country when she considers its citizens, tremendous and tremendous numbers of them, beyond redemption? the hard-working people she calls deplorable are the most admirable people i know. they're cops -- [ applause ]
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they're cops and soldiers, teachers and firefighters, young and old, moms and dads, blacks and whites. latinos. above all every else, they're americans. some are rich americans, some are poor americans. they're americans. they love their families, they love their country and they want a better future. these are the forgotten men and women of our country and they have been forgotten. people who work hard but don't have a voice. i'm running to be their voice. [ applause ] and to fight and bring prosperity to every part of this country. so many of our leaders have
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forgotten that it's their duty to protect the jobs, wages and well-being of american workers before any consideration. before anything. we have to do that. i'm not running to be the president of the world. i'm running to be the president of the united states of america. [ applause ] and as your president, i will fight for every last american job and every american company, which really a lot of companies in this room, i can tell you. we're going to be fighting for you. because you're bringing the jobs. we're a nation that tamed the west, dug out the panama canal and won two world wars and put a man on the moon it's time to start thinking big once again. that's why i believe it's time to establish a national goal of reaching 4% economic growth.
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and my great economists don't want me to say this, but i think we can do better than that. now they're upset. they'll be very upset, but i think we can do and maybe substantially better than that. in working with my economic team, we put together a plan that putss